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Trustees To Hear Efficiency Study Feasibility Report

Halifax County School Board members will hear a report on the feasibility of an efficiency study for the school system when the board meets at 7 tonight at the South Boston Early Learning Center. At last month’s board meeting, Chairman Walter Potts appointed a committee to look at having an efficiency study conducted for the Halifax County School System.

Potts named board members Joe Gasperini, Karen Hopkins, Stuart Comer and Dr. Roger Long to the committee, with Long serving as chairman. He urged the committee at that time to seek information regarding the feasibility, cost and implementation of an efficiency study and to report back to the board in a timely fashion. 

Prior to Potts’ appointing the committee, several board members addressed the need for an efficiency study.

Gasperini said the issue has been bantered about for several years to have an independent, knowledgeable independent group look into the school system to determine where the system could operate more efficiently.

Gasperini said at the April meeting that he would like to see a committee appointed to look at the alternatives available to the board for such a study.

Dr. Long will report to the full board tonight on information his committee found regarding the possibility of having an efficiency study conducted on the school system.

In other business, Chief Financial Officer Bill Covington is expected to discuss offering Virginia Group Life long-term care insurance to school system employees. Covington is scheduled to discuss amending the 403b plan document and also will give the monthly financial report.

Following the moment of silence and the pledge of allegiance, Program Director Priscilla Price will welcome board members to the South Boston Early Learning Center.

Prior to adjourning, the board is scheduled to go into executive session for personnel and student discipline.