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Alleghany County Public Schools is governed by a seven-member School Board. Members of the School Board are appointed by the Alleghany County Board of Supervisors.  Each member represents each of the Countyís seven magisterial districts.  The magisterial districts are Boiling Springs, Clifton Forge East, Clifton Forge West, Covington, Falling Spring, Jackson River, and Sharon. The four-year terms of the Board members are staggered with two members appointed during one year, one during the next year, three during the subsequent year, and one during the fourth year.

Click here to access a map of the magisterial districts that are represented by each member of the Alleghany County School Board and  Board of Supervisors.


The Chairman and Vice-Chairman of the Board are elected each year by the other Board members at an organizational meeting in early July.  The school divisionís fiscal year begins on July 1 and ends on June 30.  The Board approves the policies that govern the operation of the County schools and is responsible for adoption of the budget; adoption of state-mandated plans; and the appropriation of funds. The Board also appoints a Superintendent who carries out its policies.


School Board Policy

The Alleghany County School Boardís Policy Manual is published online as a convenience for parents, employees, and all other interested individuals.  Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of material published online, the only official edition of the policy manual is the printed version maintained by the Clerk to the Board.  Downloaded versions are not official.

Please note that the School Board may have made amendments, additions, or deletions to the on-line policy manual subsequent to the last update.  For more information, please contact the Clerk to the Board at (540) 863-1811 or by e-mail at Click here to access the School Board Policy Manual.

School Board Meeting Agendas

Regular meetings of the Alleghany County School Board generally are held on the third Monday of each month at 6:00 p.m.  From May through August, the Board generally meets in the School Board Meeting Room of the Central office complex at 100 Central Circle, Low Moor, VA.  From September through April, the Board generally meets in one of its schools or at the Jackson River Technical Center.  Click here for a complete schedule of the School Boardís meetings and other events for the current year.

The superintendent and the School Board Chairman are responsible for the preparation of the agenda and any other correspondence related to the Board. The superintendent may be contacted by phone Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. at (540) 863-1811, by mail at P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle, Low Moor, VA, 24457, or by e-mail at The published agenda shall be finalized by 3:00 p.m. on the Wednesday which is eight working days prior to any School Board meeting.   Any additions made to the agenda after it is finalized by the superintendent must be approved by the Chairman.  All requests for additions to the agenda must be submitted to the superintendent or the Chairman prior to 12:00 Noon on the Wednesday which is three working days prior to any School Board meeting.

Any citizen may address the Board at any regular meeting during the Public Comment section of the School Board Agenda. The Public Comment section will be set at 15 minutes, and each citizen will be given 3 minutes to present comments.  Persons wishing to appear before the School Board to address an item that appears on the School Board Agenda may notify the Board immediately prior to the scheduled meeting.  The person must provide his or her name, physical address, and the agenda item he or she wishes to address on the form provided by the Clerk of the Board at the meeting location.   Persons wishing to appear before the Board to address a topic that does not appear on the School Board Agenda shall submit a written request to the superintendent or to the School Board Chairman for placement on the agenda.  The person must submit this written request no later than noon of the Wednesday preceding the regular board meeting.  The request shall set forth, with clarity, the subject matter of such business to be addressed before the Board.


Reference School Board policies BDDH and KD.

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Alleghany County School Board Office
100 Central Circle
Low Moor, Virginia 24457
P: 540-863-1800
F: 540-863-1804
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