BUCHANAN COUNTY, Va. (WJHL) – The Buchanan County Board of Supervisors met a special-called meeting Tuesday morning and decided to ask the school board to reschedule its meeting for the same day.
Shortly after calling the meeting to order, supervisors entered a closed session and heard legal advice.
Afterward, Supervisor Trey Adkins made a motion to send a letter immediately to the Buchanan County Public Schools board asking them to postpone their meeting scheduled for Tuesday night.
Adkins said the reason for the motion was out of a concern for public safety due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Adkins said experts had determined there was no immediate need for the school board to meet on Tuesday.
The motion narrowly passed 4-3 with supervisors Garry Rife, Drew Keene and Chairman Craig Stiltner voting against it.
Lawyer Jason Gallagher began to speak following the vote, referencing a previous decision by the board to allow a “superspreader” event.
Adkins told Gallagher that there was no public comment on the schedule for the board’s meeting and made a motion to adjourn, which was passed.