• PRELIMINARY AGENDA
    STAUNTON CITY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
    City Hall, 116 W. Beverley Street, Staunton
    Monday, October 12, 2020


    Due to the continuing public health emergency and the need to observe physical distancing requirements, only limited seating will be available to the public.  As an alternative to in-person attendance, members of the public are encouraged to listen online through the division website (www.staunton.k12.va.us) or on local cable channel, SCSTV-13.
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    WORK SESSION                                              School Board Conference Room                     5:00 p.m.
    Closed meeting to review the division’s school safety audits, crisis, emergency management, and medical
              emergency response plans, pursuant to Virginia Code Section 2.2-3711(A)(19); and for consultation
              and discussion with the board’s legal counsel requiring the provision of legal advice by such counsel
              regarding a federal administrative proceeding, pursuant to Virginia Code Section 2.2-3711(A)(8). 
    Review of Calendar Considerations and Conference Opportunities
    Report on Strategic Plan Update Process
    New Business/Unfinished Business
    Superintendent’s Update
    School Board Committee/Advisory Board Updates and Conference Reports

    REGULAR MEETING                                        Rita S. Wilson Council Chambers                      6:00 p.m.
    I.            CALL TO ORDER

    II.           PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

    III.         AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
                  
    None.

    IV.          REPORTS                                                      
         
              A.    Report from Superintendent

                   B.    Reports from School Board Members

    V.            UPDATES AND INFORMATION 
            
           A.    Finance Update by Brad Wegner, Budget Director

    VI.           PUBLIC INPUT*  Please see the Clerk to sign up to speak in person (2 minute limit per speaker) or phone in using the alternate public input procedures noted below.  Participants are reminded that the public input/public hearing portions of the meeting are a time for the School Board simply to listen to your comments. The School Board will not respond to comments or answer questions during the public input/public hearing periods.  No more than 30 minutes of agenda time will be allowed for the public input period. Comments from the audience will be entertained only during the established public input period.  The remainder of the meeting is reserved for presentations to the School Board by members of the administration and staff.  

    VII.         CONSENT AGENDA
                 
      A.    Minutes of:
                          1.   September 14, 2020, Work Session and Regular Meeting
                          2.   September 21, 2020, Called Meeting
                   B.    Personnel Actions

    VIII.       ACTION ITEMS
          
             A.    Proposed Policy Revisions
                                 by Dr. Garett Smith, Superintendent

                   B.    Amendment to SCS Cafeteria Plan for Employee Benefits
                                 by Jonathan Venn, Chief Human Resources Officer

                   C.    Legal Services
                                 by Dr. Garett Smith, Superintendent

    ADJOURNMENT OF REGULAR MEETING /  CONTINUATION OF WORK SESSION (if necessary)
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    *   Alternate Public Input and Public Hearing Procedures

    To participate in public input/public hearing portions of this meeting:
       ~  Dial toll free number (844) 854-2222 and, when prompted, enter the access code for the meeting: 619358#
       ~  You will hear the automated word "Muted" to indicate that you have been added to the queue to
               share your comments with the School Board.
       ~  While you are in the queue, you will hear the audio feed of the meeting. Please mute the television,
                computer or other device on which you are listening to the meeting.
       ~  When you hear the automated word "Unmuted," it is now your turn to share your comments
                with the School Board.
    Participants are reminded that the public input and/or public hearing portions of the meeting are a time for the School Board simply to listen to your comments.  The School Board will not respond to comments or answer questions during the public input/public hearing periods.