11/17/2016 - 5:30PM - Board Meeting

11/17/2016 - 5:30PM - Board Meeting

Annie Merts Center
200 White Street

The Huntsville City Board of Education met in the boardroom on the above date at 5:31 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, Mr. B.T. Drake; 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. Travell Bone - 5th grade student at Highlands Elementary School led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Ms. Ann Kvach and Preeti Francis of the The Huntsville Council of PTAs along with Mr. Drake presented checks to several schools as Fall Grant winners.

After the Consent Agenda 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 if a particular course of action is taken. 

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.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

Attendees:
Voting MembersPosition
Elisa FerrellChair
Walker McGinnisVice Chair
Beth WilderBoard Member
Michelle WatkinsBoard Member
Pam HillBoard Member
OtherPosition
B.T. DrakeSuperintendent

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

Board and Superintendent Comments

Minutes

Annie Merts Center
200 White Street

The Huntsville City Board of Education met in the boardroom on the above date at 5:31 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, Mr. B.T. Drake; 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. Travell Bone - 5th grade student at Highlands Elementary School led the Pledge of Allegiance.

Ms. Ann Kvach and Preeti Francis of the The Huntsville Council of PTAs along with Mr. Drake presented checks to several schools as Fall Grant winners.

After the Consent Agenda 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 if a particular course of action is taken. 

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.

There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

Attendees:
Voting MembersPosition
Elisa FerrellChair
Walker McGinnisVice Chair
Beth WilderBoard Member
Michelle WatkinsBoard Member
Pam HillBoard Member
OtherPosition
B.T. DrakeSuperintendent

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

Board and Superintendent Comments

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