02/09/2021 - 6:00PM - Work Session

02/09/2021 - 6:00PM - Work Session

Character Word for February: Courtesy

The meeting was called to order by the President at 6:00 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 Ms. Leigh Ann Brown, Coordinator of School Counseling Services. 

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 for the purpose of discussing the general reputation and character of an individual. The motion was seconded by Ms. Wilder, approved. The board will be 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.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:24 p.m.

Minutes

Character Word for February: Courtesy

The meeting was called to order by the President at 6:00 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 Ms. Leigh Ann Brown, Coordinator of School Counseling Services. 

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 for the purpose of discussing the general reputation and character of an individual. The motion was seconded by Ms. Wilder, approved. The board will be 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.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:24 p.m.

Vote Results

Michelle Watkins
Beth Wilder
Elisa Ferrell
Walker McGinnis
Carlos Mathews
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Board & Superintendent Comments

Agenda developed by the Superintendent in collaboration with the Board President and Vice President.