03/23/2017 - 5:30PM - Board Meeting

03/23/2017 - 5:30PM - Board Meeting

 

 

Annie Merts Center
200 White Street

Attendance:

Voting MembersPosition
Elisa FerrellChair
Walker McGinnisCo-Chair
Beth WilderMember
Michelle WatkinsMember
Pam HillMember
OtherPosition
Dr. Matthew AkinSuperintendent

The Huntsville City Board of Education met in the boardroom on the above date at 5:30 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 (with a special request to remember the Mae Jemison High School student who passed away and his family) was led by the President. The bio for the Pledge was read by Ms. Wilder. Carl Ross, a Senior at Lee High School led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The motion to approve the celebrations and resolutions was made by Mr. McGinnis, seconded by Ms. Wilder, approved.

Mr. McGinnis made the following motion, seconded by Ms. Wilder, approved:

I move that the board go into executive session to discuss with its attorney the legal ramifications of and legal options for pending litigation or 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.

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

Under New Business - Human Resources Report - the Chair asked for a motion to approve to the Human Resources Report, the motion was made by Ms. Wilder, seconded by Ms. Hill. The Chair asked if there was any discussion, Ms.Watkins made the following motion, seconded by Ms. Hill, approved:

I move that the board go into executive session to discuss the good name and character of an individual.

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

The amended motion made by Ms. Watkins, seconded by Mr. McGinnis on the Human Resources Report was to remove under agreements line item #46832, the motion passed.

Under New Business - Resolution for Signing Official Documents, Federal Proposals, Grants, and Contracts and Applications for Funds Under Public Laws 81-874 and 815 and 100-297 - the Chair asked for a motion to approve the resolution, the motion was made by Ms. Wilder, seconded by Ms. Ferrell, the Chair then asked if there was any discussion, after the discussion the following amended motion was made by Ms. Watkins, seconded by Ms. Hill, approved: 

AMENDED MOTION:

I recommend the superintendent be allowed to spend up to $50,000.00 without board approval, any amount that exceeds $50,000.00 must be approved by the board. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:05 p.m.

Minutes

Annie Merts Center
200 White Street

Attendance:

Voting MembersPosition
Elisa FerrellChair
Walker McGinnisCo-Chair
Beth WilderMember
Michelle WatkinsMember
Pam HillMember
OtherPosition
Dr. Matthew AkinSuperintendent

The Huntsville City Board of Education met in the boardroom on the above date at 5:30 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 (with a special request to remember the Mae Jemison High School student who passed away and his family) was led by the President. The bio for the Pledge was read by Ms. Wilder. Carl Ross, a Senior at Lee High School led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The motion to approve the celebrations and resolutions was made by Mr. McGinnis, seconded by Ms. Wilder, approved.

Mr. McGinnis made the following motion, seconded by Ms. Wilder, approved:

I move that the board go into executive session to discuss with its attorney the legal ramifications of and legal options for pending litigation or 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.

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

Under New Business - Human Resources Report - the Chair asked for a motion to approve to the Human Resources Report, the motion was made by Ms. Wilder, seconded by Ms. Hill. The Chair asked if there was any discussion, Ms.Watkins made the following motion, seconded by Ms. Hill, approved:

I move that the board go into executive session to discuss the good name and character of an individual.

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

The amended motion made by Ms. Watkins, seconded by Mr. McGinnis on the Human Resources Report was to remove under agreements line item #46832, the motion passed.

Under New Business - Resolution for Signing Official Documents, Federal Proposals, Grants, and Contracts and Applications for Funds Under Public Laws 81-874 and 815 and 100-297 - the Chair asked for a motion to approve the resolution, the motion was made by Ms. Wilder, seconded by Ms. Ferrell, the Chair then asked if there was any discussion, after the discussion the following amended motion was made by Ms. Watkins, seconded by Ms. Hill, approved: 

AMENDED MOTION:

I recommend the superintendent be allowed to spend up to $50,000.00 without board approval, any amount that exceeds $50,000.00 must be approved by the board. 

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:05 p.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.