01/19/2021 - 6:00PM - Board Meeting

01/19/2021 - 6:00PM - Board Meeting

Character Word for February: Courtesy

The meeting was called to order by the President at 6:01 p.m. The Board President, Ms. Elisa Ferrell; Vice President, Mr. Walker McGinnis; Mr. Carlos Mathews; Ms. Beth Wilder and Ms. Michelle Watkins were present for the meeting. A quorum was present. Also present were the Superintendent, Ms. Christie Finley and the School Board Attorney, Mr. Chris Pape.

The Moment of Silent Reflection was led by the President. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mr. Craig Williams, Chief Communications Officer. 

The following motion was made by Mr. McGinnis: I move that the Board go into executive session for the following reasons: to discuss with the Board’s attorney the legal ramifications of and legal options for pending litigation and controversies not yet being litigated but imminently likely to be litigated, and to discuss the consideration that the Board is willing to offer or accept for the purchase or sale of real property. The motion was seconded by Ms. Wilder, approved. The board will be in executive session 30 minutes. No action was taken. 

In addition to the motion, second, and vote to go into executive session, the following will be made a part of the minutes as received from the school attorney, Chris Pape: I am familiar with the reasons for the proposed executive session and it is my opinion that the pending litigation exception in the Open Meetings Act applies to the planned discussion during the executive session.

Celebrations - A resolution from the Huntsville City Council and the City of Huntsville was presented to the board in celebration of School Board Appreciation Month.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:53 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes

Character Word for February: Courtesy

The meeting was called to order by the President at 6:01 p.m. The Board President, Ms. Elisa Ferrell; Vice President, Mr. Walker McGinnis; Mr. Carlos Mathews; Ms. Beth Wilder and Ms. Michelle Watkins were present for the meeting. A quorum was present. Also present were the Superintendent, Ms. Christie Finley and the School Board Attorney, Mr. Chris Pape.

The Moment of Silent Reflection was led by the President. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Mr. Craig Williams, Chief Communications Officer. 

The following motion was made by Mr. McGinnis: I move that the Board go into executive session for the following reasons: to discuss with the Board’s attorney the legal ramifications of and legal options for pending litigation and controversies not yet being litigated but imminently likely to be litigated, and to discuss the consideration that the Board is willing to offer or accept for the purchase or sale of real property. The motion was seconded by Ms. Wilder, approved. The board will be in executive session 30 minutes. No action was taken. 

In addition to the motion, second, and vote to go into executive session, the following will be made a part of the minutes as received from the school attorney, Chris Pape: I am familiar with the reasons for the proposed executive session and it is my opinion that the pending litigation exception in the Open Meetings Act applies to the planned discussion during the executive session.

Celebrations - A resolution from the Huntsville City Council and the City of Huntsville was presented to the board in celebration of School Board Appreciation Month.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:53 p.m.

Vote Results

Michelle Watkins
Beth Wilder
Elisa Ferrell
Walker McGinnis
Carlos Mathews
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Agenda developed by the Superintendent in collaboration with the Board President and Vice President.