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Bastian, Virginia  24314
Phone:  (276) 688-3361
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NOTICE OF VACANCY ON THE BLAND COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD
Pursuant to Sections 24.2-228 and 24.2-226(C) of the Code of Virginia, the Bland County School Board will fill the vacancy on the Board,
which occurred on July 1, 2014.  As required by law, the School Board intends to fill that vacancy within 45 days of its occurrence and will
consider a motion to appoint a new member at a Special Meeting, on a date yet to be determined, at the Bland County School Board Office,
361 Bear Trail, Bastian, VA  24314.  The appointment will be effective through December 31, 2014.

Applicants must be eligible for appointment under Virginia law, including that an applicant must:
     1.     Be a qualified voter of Seddon District of Bland County; and
     2.     Not be an employee of the Bland County School Board.
Persons interested in filling the vacancy must submit a letter of interest and a resume to the Clerk of the School Board not later than 5:00 p.m.
on July 31, 2014.  The letter should address the following questions:

     1.     Why do you want to serve on the Bland County School Board?  What contributions do you anticipate bringing to the School Board, based
             upon your professional, community, and personal experiences?  What perspective will you bring?
     2.     Describe, in broad terms, what you consider the most critical issues facing Bland County Public Schools within the next two, five, and ten years?
     3.     What do you feel are, potentially, the most significant decisions facing the School Board during the term of this appointment?  Please describe,
             in context, your understanding of factors to be considered in making these decisions.  How will your own experience and perspective help you and the
             School Board address these issues?
     4.     Due to the limited duration of this appointment, how do you envision yourself supporting and contributing to the work of the School Board? 
             How do you envision your role and your relationship with the Superintendent, board members, staff, and community?
     5.     If appointed, what do you envision to be your lasting contribution to the students of Bland County Public Schools and to the county at the end
             of your appointment?

 The letter of interest and resume must be mailed or hand-delivered to:

Mrs. Debbie French, Clerk
Bland County School Board
361 Bears Trail
Bastian, VA  24314

 NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
The Bland County School Board will conduct a public hearing on Friday, August 1, 2014, at 6:00 p.m. to receive comments on the appointment to fill the vacancy. 
Applicants may speak but are not required to speak.  Speakers will be limited to three minutes each and may sign up prior to the hearing at 6:00 p.m. 
Written comments on the appointment may also be submitted to the address above.  The Board reserves the right to interview candidates prior to the appointment. 
Any information provided by applicants may be subject to release to the public under the Freedom of Information Act.

SCHOOL CONSOLIDATION INFO
On Friday, June 27th the Bland County School Board voted to consolidate schools in Bland County.  At this time the decision was made to
use the current Bland Elementary/Bland High School location for the new Bland County Elementary School and the current Rocky Gap
Elementary/Rocky Gap High School as the location for the new Bland County High School. 

The start of the 2014-2015 school year will be delayed until
September 2, 2014

Click here for the Bland County Public Schools Proposed Plan of Consolidation &
Efficiency Review
presented at the June 27th meeting.

JULY 2014 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING
The Bland County School Board will hold their regular monthly meeting on Monday, July 28, 2014, at 5:00
p.m. at the School Board Office, 361 Bears Trl., Bastian, VA. 

PUBLIC NOTICE
The Bland County School Board Office, all Bland County Public Schools, and the bus garage will be closed
on Fridays beginning the week of June 9 through August 1, 2014.

2014-2015 School Calendar click here *subject to change*

2014 MEETINGS, MINUTES, HIGHLIGHTS

2013-2014 SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT INVOLVEMENT SURVEY click here.

JV/VARSITY SPORTS SCHEDULE - Click here for game schedules.

STUDENT ACCIDENT INSURANCE COVERAGE

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS - Information for parents & students, click here

REVISED ATTENDANCE POLICY

REVISED TOBACCO POLICY

BLAND COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS STANDARDS OF STUDENT CONDUCT

 

BLAND COUNTY POLICY MANUAL

The Bland County School Board hereby advises the public the policy manual is available for review in the school libraries,
central office, public library, and by clicking
here
Printed copies of the school division policies are available to citizens who do
not have online access.

WYTHEVILLE COMMUNITY COLLEGE - Information on financial aid, Wythe/Bland foundation scholarship fund, wcc bookstore and more.

A. Linwood Holton Governor's School - Information for Parents, Students, and Staff

 

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