THE RADFORD CITY SCHOOLS
SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING
1612 Wadsworth Street
March 7, 2017
1. Meeting opening.
a. Call to order.
b. Moment of silence.
c. Pledge of Allegiance.
e. Report of Student.
2. Consent items:
b. Superintendent's authority to appoint between meetings.
c. Bills and petty cash reports – February.
d. Student Activities.
e. Tuition Students.
f. Use of School Facilities.
3. Information items:
a. VSBA-WVSBA Hot Topic Conference, March 15, 2017, Wytheville, VA.
b. NSBA Denver, Conference for Public Education Leaders, March 25-27, 2017.
c. VSBA April Hot Topic, April 20, 2017, Charlottesville, VA.
d. Reports, requests, and/or comments by public, students, and/or school personnel.
This part of the meeting is reserved for public comments regarding items on our agenda (or in regards to Radford City Schools). It is your opportunity to address the Board. You are requested to keep your comments polite and courteous. Please remember that you cannot mention specific student names during public comments. Comments likely to disrupt the Board’s work or prompt a breach of the peace are prohibited, and the speaker will be called out of order by the board chair. Please remember that debate during public comments is prohibited. For the record, please state your name and address. Public comments are limited to five minutes per speaker at board meetings. If anyone wishes to make comments, please come to the podium at this time.
e. Report of Superintendent.
(a) Dr. Trish Stewart-The Links.
(b) Susan Walling-Driver Training Incorporated.
(c) Directory Information.
(d) Technology Fee.
(e) COVA State Health Insurance Information.
(f) Budget Discussion 2017-2018.
(g) February 2017-Policy Updates-First Reading.
(h) New Technology Course-6612-Computer Information System.
(i) Attendance Report/Free and Reduced Lunch.
f. Reports of Board members.
4. Action items:
b. Closed meeting, if needed.
Under Virginia Statute 2.2-3711. Closed meetings authorized for certain limited purposes. A. Public bodies may hold closed meetings only for the following purposes: (1) Discussion, consideration, or interviews of prospective candidates for employment; assignment, appointment, promotion, performance, demotion, salaries, disciplining, or resignation of specific public officers, appointees, or employees of any public body; and evaluation of performance of departments or schools of public institutions of higher education where such evaluation will necessarily involve discussion of the performance of specific individuals. Any teacher shall be permitted to be present during a closed meeting in which there is a discussion or consideration of a disciplinary matter that involves the teacher and some student and the student involved in the matter is present, provided the teacher makes a written request to be present to the presiding officer of the appropriate board; (2) Discussion or consideration of admission or disciplinary matters or any other matters that would involve the disclosure of information contained in a scholastic record concerning any student of any Virginia public institution of higher education or any state school system. However, any such student, legal counsel and, if the student is a minor, the student's parents or legal guardians shall be permitted to be present during the taking of testimony or presentation of evidence at a closed meeting, if such student, parents, or guardians so request in writing and such request is submitted to the presiding officer of the appropriate board; (3) Discussion or consideration of the acquisition of real property for a public purpose, or of the disposition of publicly held real property, where discussion in an open meeting would adversely affect the bargaining position or negotiating strategy of the public body; (4) The protection of the privacy of individuals in personal matters not related to public business; (7) Consultation with legal counsel and briefings by staff members or consultants pertaining to actual or probable litigation, where such consultation or briefing in open meeting would adversely affect the negotiating or litigating posture of the public body; and consultation with legal counsel employed or retained by a public body regarding specific legal matters requiring the provision of legal advice by such counsel. For the purposes of this subdivision, "probable litigation" means litigation that has been specifically threatened or on which the public body or its legal counsel has a reasonable basis to believe will be commenced by or against a known party. Nothing in this subdivision shall be construed to permit the closure of a meeting merely because an attorney representing the public body is in attendance or is consulted on a matter; and (29) Discussion of the award of a public contract involving the expenditure of public funds, including interviews of bidders or offerors, and discussion of the terms or scope of such contract, where discussion in an open session would adversely affect the bargaining position or negotiating strategy of the public body.
c. Motion to convene in regular session, if needed.
d. Certification following closed meeting, if needed.
That only public business matters lawfully exempted from open meeting requirements by Virginia law and only such public business matters as were identified in motion by which the closed meeting was convened were heard, discussed, or considered in said meeting by this public body.
e. Personnel matters, if needed.
f. Student matters, if needed.
h. Date for next regular board meeting: March 21, 2017 at 6:00 p.m., at the School Administration Building.