Board Agendas

  • 02/09/2021 - 6:00PM - Work Session

    Character Word for February: Courtesy

    The meeting was called to order by the President at 6:00 p.m. The Board President, Ms. Elisa Ferrell; Vice President, Mr. Walker McGinnis; Mr. Carlos Mathews; Ms. Beth Wilder and Ms. Michelle Watkins were present for the meeting. A quorum was present. Also present were the Superintendent, Ms. Christie Finley and the School Board Attorney, Mr. Chris Pape.

    The Moment of Silent Reflection was led by the President. The Pledge of Allegiance was led by Ms. Leigh Ann Brown, Coordinator of School Counseling Services. 

    The following motion was made by Mr. McGinnis: I move that the Board go into executive session for the following reasons: to discuss with the Board’s attorney the legal ramifications of and legal options for pending litigation and controversies not yet being litigated but imminently likely to be litigated, and for the purpose of discussing the general reputation and character of an individual. The motion was seconded by Ms. Wilder, approved. The board will be executive session 30 minutes. No action was taken.

    In addition to the motion, second, and vote to go into executive session, the following will be made a part of the minutes as received from the school attorney, Chris Pape: 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.

    There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:24 p.m.

    • MOMENT OF SILENT REFLECTION
    • PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
    • CELEBRATION/RESOLUTION
    • WORK SESSION
      • New Property Update
      • Pillar 4: Jemison/Columbia High School Facilities Improvement Update
      • Pillar 4: FY20-21 Capital Plan Project Update: Academy for Academics and Arts (AAA) Canopy and Walkway, Lee High School Softball Complex Renovation and Grissom High School Enhancements (Security Building and Attendance Office Awning)
      • Memorandum of Agreement (MOU) for the Focus Groups between Huntsville City Board of Education and The Schools Foundation, Inc. (TSF)
      • Certification of Financials Statements & Bank Reconciliations - November, 2020
      • Certification of Financials Statements & Bank Reconciliations - December, 2020
      • New Policy #2.10 - Superintendent Advisory Committee
      • New Policy #4.19 - Prohibition on Aiding and Abetting Sexual Abuse
      • Revised Policy #5.12.1 - Unlawful Discrimination Prohibited
      • Cooperative Strategies Attendance Boundaries Agreement
      • Pillar 4: Find My School Renewal
      • Cadence Bank Revolving Line of Credit Loan Modification
      • Vector Solutions SafeSchools
    • NEW BUSINESS
      • Professional Services Agreement Report

        The Superintendent recommends approval of the Professional Services Agreement Report.

        The Superintendent recommended approval of the Amended Professional Services Agreement Report under New Business V. A. Item #2 and #4. The motion was made by Mr. Mathews, seconded by Ms. Wilder, approved. 

        Ms. Watkins asked for a separate vote on V. A. Item #3. The motion to approve was made by Ms. Wilder, seconded by Mr. Mathews, the motion was approved by a 4-1 vote, Ms. Watkins voted No.  

         

         

      • Human Resources Report

        The Superintendent recommended approval of the Human Resources Report.

        Vote Motioned By: Carlos Mathews
        Vote Seconded By: Beth Wilder
        Michelle Watkins: Yea
        Beth Wilder: Yea
        Elisa Ferrell: Yea
        Walker McGinnis: Yea
        Carlos Mathews: Yea
      • Cadence Bank Revolving Line of Credit Loan Modification

        The Superintendent recommended the approval of the Loan Modification Agreement and Amendment to Loan Documents by and between the Huntsville City Board of Education and Cadence Bank.

        Vote Motioned By: Beth Wilder
        Vote Seconded By: Carlos Mathews
        Michelle Watkins: Yea
        Beth Wilder: Yea
        Elisa Ferrell: Yea
        Walker McGinnis: Yea
        Carlos Mathews: Yea
      • Cooperative Strategies Attendance Boundaries Agreement

        The Superintendent recommended the approval of the Agreement for Consulting Services by and between the Huntsville City Board of Education and Cooperative Strategies, LLC.

        Vote Motioned By: Carlos Mathews
        Vote Seconded By: Walker McGinnis
        Michelle Watkins: Yea
        Beth Wilder: Yea
        Elisa Ferrell: Yea
        Walker McGinnis: Yea
        Carlos Mathews: Yea
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