The School Board of Henry County held its regular monthly meeting on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 6:00pm.
Note: These are not the official minutes of the School Board meeting.
Matters from the Board
Ben Gravely (Iriswood) made a motion requesting that the division pursue a VDOT traffic study at the intersection of 58 and Dogwood related to the potential need for a traffic light at this location to alleviate congestion and travel delays during morning drop off and afternoon pick up times at Laurel Park Middle School. This motion was unanimously supported by members of the Board.
College guides for BHS and MVHS
Certified athletic trainers
Follet Destiny library and asset management system
Renewal of Power School SIS, Learning and Registration
Purchase of Open Court consumable materials
Adoption of K-12 math and social studies textbooks
Contract for purchasing cafeteria furniture for FCMS and LPMS
Contract to upgrade building automation system at Sanville
Bid to purchase equipment for BHS cafeteria
Purchase of TalentEd HR suite
2018-2019 Special Education Annual Plan/Part B Flow-Through Application and Section 619 Preschool Grant Application
Action: The Board approved the following:
Video footage from the construction time lapse camera onsite at MVES was shared with the Board. Click below to see the building's progress to completion.
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Del. Danny Marshall
Delegate Marshall requests feedback from members of the public regarding the work of the House Select Committee on School Safety at schoolsafety.virginia.gov
A House Select Committee on School Safety has been formed to review state and local policy on school safety and make recommendations for consideration by the General Assembly during the 2019 Session. The committee’s scope of work includes strengthening emergency preparedness, hardening school security infrastructure, implementing security best practices, deploying additional security personnel, providing additional behavioral health resources for students, and developing prevention protocols at primary and secondary institutions across the Commonwealth. The committee will not discuss issues related to guns or broader behavioral health policy that are being considered by other commissions or standing committees. The committee also will not consider security at institutions of higher education, many of which already have rigorous security requirements and are governed by national accrediting agencies that set guidelines for their security.
Delegate Danny Marshall (14th District), who serves as the committee's Vice Chairman, spoke with the School Board regarding the committee's planned work.
*Committee information courtesy of Virginia House GOP
Through the efforts of Que School members, young men who attend Henry County schools have been exposed to opportunities for character development and formed bonds with exceptional mentors.
The Board recognized its third Volunteers Make a World of Difference honoree, Que School.
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Students who participated in the following were recognized by the Board:
4H Public Speaking Competition Winners
American Legion Oratorical Winner (District): Khadim Mbacke
B.A.S.S. Junior State Fishing Champions Troy Carter and Tate Jones
B.A.S.S. State HS Division Season Points Leaders (2nd place): Camden Byrd and Zac Williams
Fall Theatre Outstanding Actor (District & Regional Level): Meghan Mintz
Forensics Serious Duo: 1st at Super Region & 3rd in State: Kaitlyn Thompson & Madison Stowe
2018 Blue Ridge FBLA Regional Winners
2018 Virginia FBLA State Winner: Tyler Bray - 3rd Place - Business Calculations
LPMS Girls' Soccer Junior Piedmont District Champions
LPMS Baseball Junior Piedmont District Champions
FCMS Boys' Track Junior Piedmont District Champions
PARC Young Writers Contest Winners
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