02/13/2018 - 5:30PM - Board Meeting

02/13/2018 - 5:30PM - Board Meeting

Annie Merts Center
200 White Street

Attendees:

Voting MembersPosition
Elisa FerrellChair
Walker McGinnisCo-Chair
Beth WilderBoard Member
Michelle WatkinsBoard Member
Pam HillBoard Member
OtherPosition
Dr. Matthew AkinSuperintendent

The Huntsville City Board of Education met in the boardroom on the above date at 5:37 p.m.

Members present were the President, Ms. Elisa Ferrell; Vice-President, Mr. Walker McGinnis; Ms. Beth Wilder; Ms. Michelle Watkins and Ms. Pam Hill. A quorum was present. Also present were the Superintendent, Dr. Matthew Akin; School Board Attorney, Mr. J.R. Brooks; members of the central office staff; and interested citizens.

The meeting was called to order by the President and the Moment of Silent Reflection was led by the President. The bio for the Pledge was read by Ms. Wilder. Nehemiah Skipper - 6th grader and Asani Skipper - Kindergartner at Sonnie Hereford Elementary led the Pledge of Allegiance.

During Celebrations and Resolutions, Dr. Akin and Rena Anderson recognized Dr. Mary Jane Caylor and Mrs. Doris McHugh as representatives celebrating the 30th anniversary of the group who traveled to Calgary Alberta, Canada as the XV Olympics Ambassadors, three Huntsville High School students; Ms. Lori Nelson - Chaffee Elementary and Ms. Debbie Hester - Hampton Cove Middle. Motion was made by Ms. Wilder, seconded by Ms. Hill, approved.

Before New Business, the following motion was made by Mr. McGinnis, seconded by Ms. Wilder, approved. 

I move that the Board go in to executive session to discuss with its attorneys the legal ramifications of and legal options for pending litigation, controversies not yet being litigated but imminently likely to be litigated or imminently likely to be litigated if the Board pursues a proposed course of action.

I move that the Board go into executive session for the purpose of discussing the good name and character of an individual.

In addition to the motion, second, and vote to go into executive session, the following should be made a part of the minutes as received from the school attorney:

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.

The board will be in executive session for approximately 30 minutes. No action was taken.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:30p.m.

Minutes

Annie Merts Center
200 White Street

Attendees:

Voting MembersPosition
Elisa FerrellChair
Walker McGinnisCo-Chair
Beth WilderBoard Member
Michelle WatkinsBoard Member
Pam HillBoard Member
OtherPosition
Dr. Matthew AkinSuperintendent

The Huntsville City Board of Education met in the boardroom on the above date at 5:37 p.m.

Members present were the President, Ms. Elisa Ferrell; Vice-President, Mr. Walker McGinnis; Ms. Beth Wilder; Ms. Michelle Watkins and Ms. Pam Hill. A quorum was present. Also present were the Superintendent, Dr. Matthew Akin; School Board Attorney, Mr. J.R. Brooks; members of the central office staff; and interested citizens.

The meeting was called to order by the President and the Moment of Silent Reflection was led by the President. The bio for the Pledge was read by Ms. Wilder. Nehemiah Skipper - 6th grader and Asani Skipper - Kindergartner at Sonnie Hereford Elementary led the Pledge of Allegiance.

During Celebrations and Resolutions, Dr. Akin and Rena Anderson recognized Dr. Mary Jane Caylor and Mrs. Doris McHugh as representatives celebrating the 30th anniversary of the group who traveled to Calgary Alberta, Canada as the XV Olympics Ambassadors, three Huntsville High School students; Ms. Lori Nelson - Chaffee Elementary and Ms. Debbie Hester - Hampton Cove Middle. Motion was made by Ms. Wilder, seconded by Ms. Hill, approved.

Before New Business, the following motion was made by Mr. McGinnis, seconded by Ms. Wilder, approved. 

I move that the Board go in to executive session to discuss with its attorneys the legal ramifications of and legal options for pending litigation, controversies not yet being litigated but imminently likely to be litigated or imminently likely to be litigated if the Board pursues a proposed course of action.

I move that the Board go into executive session for the purpose of discussing the good name and character of an individual.

In addition to the motion, second, and vote to go into executive session, the following should be made a part of the minutes as received from the school attorney:

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.

The board will be in executive session for approximately 30 minutes. No action was taken.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:30p.m.

Vote Results

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