06/06/2019 - 5:30PM - Work Session

06/06/2019 - 5:30PM - Work Session

The purpose of a Work Session is for the superintendent and administration to keep the BOE informed and to present information to the BOE for consideration and discussion.  Voting on superintendent recommendations will generally occur at a subsequent board meeting to allow time for thoughtful consideration of each topic.  On occasion, the BOE will both consider and vote on matters that are time sensitive during a work session.

Although not required, the BOE, as elected officials, acknowledge the need to be of appropriate and reasonable assistance to the constituents of Huntsville City Schools.

Constituents may choose to submit any HCS related question or suggestion by using the Constituent Services cards provided on the table outside of the board room or via the online version through the HCS webpage. The online version will also allow remote viewers opportunity to submit questions and suggestions.

With 72 hour advanced notice, citizens may address the BOE, upon completion of the business of the Work Session. The BOE will adjourn (end the work session), take a short break, and upon return, provide time to listen to the concerns of constituents, who have signed up in advance, during Citizen Comments. Please visit HCS webpage for details.

Annie Merts Center
200 White Street

Attendees:

Voting MembersPosition
Beth WilderChair
Michelle WatkinsCo-Chair
VacantBoard Member
Elisa FerrellBoard Member
Walker McGinnisBoard Member
OtherPosition
Christie FinleySuperintendent

The Huntsville City Board of Education met in the boardroom on the above date at 5:33 p.m.

Members present were the President, Ms. Beth Wilder; Vice-President, Ms. Michelle Watkins; Ms. Elisa Ferrell and Mr. Walker McGinnis. A quorum was present. Also present were the Superintendent, Ms. Christie Finley; 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, the Moment of Silent Reflection was led by the President and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Todd Watkins.

Ms. Ferrell made the motion to approve the Celebrations/Resolutions, seconded by Ms. Watkins, approved.

The following motion for the executive session was made by Ms. Watkins, seconded by Ms. Ferrell, 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.

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 should be executive session for 30 minutes. No action was taken.

There being no further business, the business meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.

Minutes

The purpose of a Work Session is for the superintendent and administration to keep the BOE informed and to present information to the BOE for consideration and discussion.  Voting on superintendent recommendations will generally occur at a subsequent board meeting to allow time for thoughtful consideration of each topic.  On occasion, the BOE will both consider and vote on matters that are time sensitive during a work session.

Although not required, the BOE, as elected officials, acknowledge the need to be of appropriate and reasonable assistance to the constituents of Huntsville City Schools.

Constituents may choose to submit any HCS related question or suggestion by using the Constituent Services cards provided on the table outside of the board room or via the online version through the HCS webpage. The online version will also allow remote viewers opportunity to submit questions and suggestions.

With 72 hour advanced notice, citizens may address the BOE, upon completion of the business of the Work Session. The BOE will adjourn (end the work session), take a short break, and upon return, provide time to listen to the concerns of constituents, who have signed up in advance, during Citizen Comments. Please visit HCS webpage for details.

Annie Merts Center
200 White Street

Attendees:

Voting MembersPosition
Beth WilderChair
Michelle WatkinsCo-Chair
VacantBoard Member
Elisa FerrellBoard Member
Walker McGinnisBoard Member
OtherPosition
Christie FinleySuperintendent

The Huntsville City Board of Education met in the boardroom on the above date at 5:33 p.m.

Members present were the President, Ms. Beth Wilder; Vice-President, Ms. Michelle Watkins; Ms. Elisa Ferrell and Mr. Walker McGinnis. A quorum was present. Also present were the Superintendent, Ms. Christie Finley; 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, the Moment of Silent Reflection was led by the President and the Pledge of Allegiance was led by Todd Watkins.

Ms. Ferrell made the motion to approve the Celebrations/Resolutions, seconded by Ms. Watkins, approved.

The following motion for the executive session was made by Ms. Watkins, seconded by Ms. Ferrell, 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.

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 should be executive session for 30 minutes. No action was taken.

There being no further business, the business meeting adjourned at 8:50 p.m.

Vote Results

Michelle Watkins
Beth Wilder
Elisa Ferrell
Walker McGinnis
Pam Hill
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Board & Superintendent Comments

Citizen Comments

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