11/02/2020 - 9:00AM - Swearing-In and Reorganization for Board Officers

11/02/2020 - 9:00AM - Swearing-In and Reorganization for Board Officers

Character Word for November: Fairness

The Huntsville City Board of Education met in special session in the boardroom at 9:00 a.m. Members present were current board members: Ms. Elisa Ferrell; Mr. Walker McGinnis; Mr. Carlos Mathews; Ms. Michelle L. Watkins and Ms. Beth Wilder. A quorum was present. Also present were the Superintendent, Christie Finley; School Board Attorney, Mr. Chris Pape; members of the central office staff; and interested citizens.

The meeting was called to order by the superintendent. The purpose of the meeting was for the administration of the oath of office for incoming board members and the reorganization of the Board.

Prior to the beginning of the meeting each board member signed the Certificate of Affirmation of School Board Member.

The oath of office for Ms. Watkins was administered by Ms. Mary Johnson. The oath of office for Mr. Mathews was administered by Judge Chris Comer.

 

ELECTION OF PRESIDENT

The Superintendent called for nominations for President. 

Mr. McGinnis nominated Ms. Ferrell.

All votes were cast by Roll Call vote beginning with District 1 ending with District 5. Ms. Ferrell received 4 yes votes (Ms. Wilder, Ms. Ferrell, Mr. McGinnis, and Mr. Mathews), Ms. Watkins abstained.

Ms. Ferrell was elected President by a 4-1 vote.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                            ELECTION OF VICE PRESIDENT

Ms. Ferrell assumed the Chair and called for nominations for Vice President.

Mr. Mathews nominated Mr. McGinnis, Ms. Wilder nominated herself.

The voting was done in the order in which nominated.

Mr. McGinnis received 3 yes votes (Mr. McGinnis, Mr. Mathews and Ms. Ferrell) and 2 no votes (Ms. Watkins and Ms. Wilder).

Mr. McGinnis was elected Vice-President by a 3-2 vote.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ELECTION OF THIRD PRESIDING OFFICER

The Chair called for nominations for Third Presiding Officer.

Mr. McGinnis nominated Mr. Mathews. Mr. Mathews received 4 yes votes (Ms. Wilder, Mr. McGinnis, Mr. Mathews and Ms. Ferrell), Ms. Watkins abstained. 

Mr. McGinnis was elected by a 4-1 vote.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      APPOINTMENT OF TREASURER

 

Mr. Daehn will be Treasurer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        APPOINTMENT OF SECRETARY

Ms. Christie Finley will be Secretary.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                         COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

The President shared maybe changing the Commitees to the Huntsville City Schools 5 Pillars, it will be discussed in the November 5th board meeting.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       RESOLUTION

Resolution for Signing Official Documents, Proposals, Grants, Contracts and Applications for Federal Funds Under 20 U.S.C. Section 7701, et seq.. Ms. Wilder made the motion, seconded by Mr. Mathews. approved.

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:11 a.m.

Minutes

Character Word for November: Fairness

The Huntsville City Board of Education met in special session in the boardroom at 9:00 a.m. Members present were current board members: Ms. Elisa Ferrell; Mr. Walker McGinnis; Mr. Carlos Mathews; Ms. Michelle L. Watkins and Ms. Beth Wilder. A quorum was present. Also present were the Superintendent, Christie Finley; School Board Attorney, Mr. Chris Pape; members of the central office staff; and interested citizens.

The meeting was called to order by the superintendent. The purpose of the meeting was for the administration of the oath of office for incoming board members and the reorganization of the Board.

Prior to the beginning of the meeting each board member signed the Certificate of Affirmation of School Board Member.

The oath of office for Ms. Watkins was administered by Ms. Mary Johnson. The oath of office for Mr. Mathews was administered by Judge Chris Comer.

 

ELECTION OF PRESIDENT

The Superintendent called for nominations for President. 

Mr. McGinnis nominated Ms. Ferrell.

All votes were cast by Roll Call vote beginning with District 1 ending with District 5. Ms. Ferrell received 4 yes votes (Ms. Wilder, Ms. Ferrell, Mr. McGinnis, and Mr. Mathews), Ms. Watkins abstained.

Ms. Ferrell was elected President by a 4-1 vote.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       ELECTION OF VICE PRESIDENT

Ms. Ferrell assumed the Chair and called for nominations for Vice President.

Mr. Mathews nominated Mr. McGinnis, Ms. Wilder nominated herself.

The voting was done in the order in which nominated.

Mr. McGinnis received 3 yes votes (Mr. McGinnis, Mr. Mathews and Ms. Ferrell) and 2 no votes (Ms. Watkins and Ms. Wilder).

Mr. McGinnis was elected Vice-President by a 3-2 vote.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                ELECTION OF THIRD PRESIDING OFFICER

The Chair called for nominations for Third Presiding Officer.

Mr. McGinnis nominated Mr. Mathews. Mr. Mathews received 4 yes votes (Ms. Wilder, Mr. McGinnis, Mr. Mathews and Ms. Ferrell), Ms. Watkins abstained. 

Mr. McGinnis was elected by a 4-1 vote.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      APPOINTMENT OF TREASURER

Mr. Daehn will be Treasurer.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                      APPOINTMENT OF SECRETARY

Ms. Christie Finley will be Secretary.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       COMMITTEE APPOINTMENTS

The President shared maybe changing the Commitees to the Huntsville City Schools 5 Pillars, it will be discussed in the November 5th board meeting.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                               RESOLUTION

Resolution for Signing Official Documents, Proposals, Grants, Contracts and Applications for Federal Funds Under 20 U.S.C. Section 7701, et seq.. Ms. Wilder made the motion, seconded by Mr. Mathews. approved.

 

The meeting adjourned at 9:11 a.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.