The January 21, 2016, regular meeting of the School Board, opened with a performance of the National Anthem by Member At Large, Ilryong Moon. The Board heard a second presentation on Goal 1 of the Strategic Plan. Chairman Hynes announced that the FY 17 proposed budget will be the subject of a public hearing on January 25, 2016. If schools are closed due to inclement weather, the hearing will be rescheduled to Thursday, January 28, 2016. During the citizen participation portion of the meeting, three students from James Madison High School spoke about the importance of using clean energy in schools.
The December 17, 2015 regular meeting of the School Board, the last regular meeting of calendar 2015, opened with a performance of the National Anthem by the Sandburg Middle School Choralettes. Cooper Middle School staff were honored for their actions in saving the life of a student in June. The Board recognized four departing colleagues, Ted Velkoff, Patty Reed, Dan Storck and Kathy Smith. The Board heard a presentation on Goal 1 of the Strategic Plan: Student Success - Strategies 1 and 2 . The Board also heard a presentation on the Capital Improvement Program, which will be the subject of a public hearing on January 5, 2016. The Board approved the Chairman signing onto a letter from the Virginia’s Urban Crescent to the Governor and General Assembly regarding increased funding for education. The Board also approved a change to the policy regarding naming or dedicating schools and facilities to expand the circumstances under which school or facility names may be changed.
February 5, 2016