12/15/2016 - 5:30PM - Board Meeting

12/15/2016 - 5:30PM - Board Meeting

Annie Merts Center
200 White Street

Attendees:

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

 

Minutes

Annie Merts Center
200 White Street

Attendees:

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

The Huntsville City Board of Education met in the boardroom on the above date at 5:32 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. Chase Flatau, a senior at Huntsville High School and the new Group Commander for Huntsville's AL-941 Air Force Junior ROTC Unit, led the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Celebrations/Resolutions consisted of the following:

Team members from Cruise Missile Defense Systems (CMDS) Project Office were present to recognize Chelsy Robinson a student from Lee High School

ASFL - Robotics Team - Highest Scoring Middle School

ASFL - 2016 National Blue Ribbon School

Grissom High - JROTC Raider Male Team - 1st place Overall in the Male Division, 1st place Overall in the Co-Ed Division, Trent Avery - Overall Outstanding Leadership Award, Emily Myers - Individual Award - Ultimate Raider - Top Female in the Nation

Huntsville High - Air Force JROTC - awarded the Air Force Association Outstanding Unit for Alabama

Westlawn Middle - Bonnie Garrett - Project Lead the Way Gateway Teacher of the Year

Ms. Wilder made the motion to approve the resolutions, seconded by Ms. Hill, approved.

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

I move that the Board go into executive session for two purposes: 1)To discuss the general reputation and character of individuals: 2)to discuss with its  attorney the legal ramifications of and legal options for pending litigation.

The Executive session should take approximately 30 minutes.

As to the pending litigation, Mr. Brooks represents that the pending litigation exception is applicable to the planned discussion. No action was taken.

 

  

 

 

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.