Board Agendas

  • 02/16/2017 - 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

    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. Joseph Steber, a 3rd grader at Jones Valley Elementary School led the Pledge of Allegiance.

    The motion to approve the celebrations and resolutions was made by Ms. Wilder, seconded by Ms. Hill, approved.

     

    There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 8:45p.m.

     

    • MOMENT OF SILENT REFLECTION
    • PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
    • CELEBRATIONS/RESOLUTIONS
    • WORK SESSION
      • Registration
      • Course Registration
      • National Merit Finalist
      • Superintendent Contract
        • Term of Contract
        • Professional Responsibilities
        • Professional Growth Civic Involvement
        • Board/Superintendent Communication
        • Compensation
        • Additional Benefits
        • Expenses
        • Relocation
        • Liability Coverage
        • Evaluation
        • Cancellation of Employment
        • Death
        • Resignation
        • Termination for Disability
        • Miscellaneous
        • Binding Effect
    • ACTION ITEMS
      • Approval of the January 30, 2017 Special Called Meeting and the February 2, 2017 Work Session Minutes
      • CONSENT AGENDA

        The Superintendent recommended approval of the Consent Agenda consisting of:

        Gifts to Schools

        BIDS:

        New Bid #17-029 – Acoustic Insulation Installation – Blossomwood El Gym (Public Works Bid) – bid awarded to Dunlap Contracting, Inc. for an award total of $80,400.00

        Renewal of Bid #16-026 – New Bid #17-031 - Mixed Materials Printing – exercise the second and final one-year option – renew the bid with Datatek-USA, Inc. (please see bid tab for detail of pricing)

        New Bid #17-035 – Labor for Locksmith Services – bid awarded to Blair & Sons, Inc. for an award total of $18,325.00

        Vote Motioned By: Beth Wilder
        Vote Seconded By: Walker McGinnis
        Michelle Watkins: Yea
        Beth Wilder: Yea
        Elisa Ferrell: Yea
        Walker McGinnis: Yea
        Pam Hill: Nay
        • Gifts to Schools
        • BIDS:
          • New Bid #17-029 - Acoustic Insulation Installation - Blossomwood El Gym (Public Works Bid)
          • Renewal of Bid #16-026 - New Bid #17-031 - Mixed Materials Printing
          • New Bid #17-035 - Labor for Locksmith Services
    • NEW BUSINESS
      • 2017-18 Calendar Correction #2

        The Superintendent recommended approval of the 2017-18 Calendar Correction #2.

        Vote Motioned By: Beth Wilder
        Vote Seconded By: Pam Hill
        Michelle Watkins: Yea
        Beth Wilder: Yea
        Elisa Ferrell: Yea
        Walker McGinnis: Yea
        Pam Hill: Yea
      • Human Resources Report

        The Superintendent recommended approval of the Human Resources Report.

        Vote Motioned By: Beth Wilder
        Vote Seconded By: Walker McGinnis
        Michelle Watkins: Yea
        Beth Wilder: Yea
        Elisa Ferrell: Yea
        Walker McGinnis: Yea
        Pam Hill: Yea
      • Superintendent Contract
        • Term of Contract

          The Chair asked for a motion to approve the Term of Contract.

          Ms. Hill made a motion to approve a 2 year proposal to Dr. Akin, seconded by Ms Watkins. Ms. Hill and Ms. Watkins voted yes, Ms. Wilder, Mr. McGinnis and Ms. Ferrell voted no. The motion for a 2 year contract did not pass. 

          The Chair asked for another motion to approve the Term of Contract.

          Mr. McGinnis made a motion to approve a 3 year proposal to Dr. Akin ending June 30, 2020, seconded by Ms. Wilder. Ms. Hill and Ms. Watkins voted no, Ms. Wilder, Mr. McGinnis and Ms. Ferrell voted yes.

          Vote Motioned By: Walker McGinnis
          Vote Seconded By: Beth Wilder
          Michelle Watkins: Nay
          Beth Wilder: Yea
          Elisa Ferrell: Yea
          Walker McGinnis: Yea
          Pam Hill: Nay
          • Term

            The Chair asked for a motion on the Extension Clause (Evergreen Clause)

            Ms. Hill made the motion that the board will not extend the Evergreen Clause in the proposed contract. The motion was seconded by Ms. Watkins. Ms. Watkins, Mr. McGinnis and Ms. Hill voted yes, Ms. Wilder and Ms. Ferrell voted no.

            Vote Motioned By: Pam Hill
            Vote Seconded By: Michelle Watkins
            Michelle Watkins: Yea
            Beth Wilder: Nay
            Elisa Ferrell: Nay
            Walker McGinnis: Yea
            Pam Hill: Yea
        • Professional Responsibilities
        • Professional Growth Civic Involvement
        • Board/Superintendent Communication
        • Compensation

          The Chair asked for a motion on Compensation for Employment - Annual Salary.

          Ms. Watkins made the motion to extend a salary offer of $175,000.00 base salary plus $9,600.00 for car allowance, seconded by Ms. Hill. Ms. Watkins and Ms. Hill voted yes, Ms. Wilder, Mr. McGinnis and Ms. Ferrell voted no. The motion did not pass.

          The Chair asked for another motion on Compensation for Employment - Annual Salary.

          Mr. McGinnis made the motion to extend a salary offer of $195,000.00 base salary, there was no second.

          The Chair asked for another motion on Compensation for Employment - Annual Salary.

          Ms. Wilder made the motion to extend the salary offer of $179,500.00 base salary, seconded by Ms. Watkins. Ms. Watkins, Ms. Hill and Ms. Wilder voted yes, Mr. McGinnis and Ms. Ferrell voted no.

          Vote Motioned By: Beth Wilder
          Vote Seconded By: Michelle Watkins
          Michelle Watkins: Yea
          Beth Wilder: Yea
          Elisa Ferrell: Nay
          Walker McGinnis: Nay
          Pam Hill: Yea
        • Additional Benefits

          The Chair asked for a motion on Additional Benefits.

          Ms. Hill made the motion that the district would not pay the premium for Dr. Akin health insurance benefit package.

          Vote Motioned By: Pam Hill
          Vote Seconded By: Michelle Watkins
          Michelle Watkins: Yea
          Beth Wilder: Yea
          Elisa Ferrell: Yea
          Walker McGinnis: Yea
          Pam Hill: Yea
        • Expenses

          The Chair asked for a motion to extend the amount of $_________ for monthly Auto Allowance.

          Ms. Watkins made a motion to extend the amount of $800.00 per month for monthly Auto Allowance, seconded by Ms. Wilder.

          Vote Motioned By: Michelle Watkins
          Vote Seconded By: Beth Wilder
          Michelle Watkins: Yea
          Beth Wilder: Yea
          Elisa Ferrell: Yea
          Walker McGinnis: Yea
          Pam Hill: Nay
        • Relocation

          The Chair asked for a motion on Relocation Expenses - Other Benefits.

          Ms. Watkins made a motion of $3,000.00, seconded by Ms. Hill. Ms. Watkins and Ms. Hill voted yes, Ms. Wilder, Mr. McGinnis and Ms. Ferrell voted no. The motion did not pass.

          The Chair asked for another motion on Relocation Expenses - Other Benefits.

          Mr. McGinnis made a motion of up to $5,000.00 or less with receipts. There was no second.

          The Chair asked for another motion on Relocation Expenses - Other Benefits.

          Ms. Wilder made the motion to review moving rates, seconded by Ms. Hill. Ms. Wilder, Ms. Hill and Ms. Watkins voted yes, Mr. McGinnis and Ms. Ferrell voted no.

          Vote Motioned By: Beth Wilder
          Vote Seconded By: Pam Hill
          Michelle Watkins: Yea
          Beth Wilder: Yea
          Elisa Ferrell: Nay
          Walker McGinnis: Nay
          Pam Hill: Yea
        • Liability Coverage

          The Chair asked for a motion to accept the Liability Coverage.

          Ms. Wilder made a motion to change the language from the defunct ARMS to the current organization Education Liability Trust Fund (ELTF), and to correct any grammar that was impacted by the change. The motion was seconded by Ms. Watkins, motion passed with a 5-0 vote. 

           

          Vote Motioned By: Beth Wilder
          Vote Seconded By: Michelle Watkins
          Michelle Watkins: Yea
          Beth Wilder: Yea
          Elisa Ferrell: Yea
          Walker McGinnis: Yea
          Pam Hill: Yea
        • Evaluation

          The Chair asked for a motion on the Evaluation.

          Ms. Wilder made a motion to coordinate the dates of the evaluation with the finish of the school year and to do the evaluation in June after the school year is completed. The motion was seconded by Ms. Hill and passed with a 5-0 vote.

          Vote Motioned By: Beth Wilder
          Vote Seconded By: Pam Hill
          Michelle Watkins: Yea
          Beth Wilder: Yea
          Elisa Ferrell: Yea
          Walker McGinnis: Yea
          Pam Hill: Yea
          • Evaluation Form, Format and Process

            The Chair asked for a motion to approve the Evaluation Form, Format and Process.

            Vote Motioned By: Beth Wilder
            Vote Seconded By: Pam Hill
            Michelle Watkins: Yea
            Beth Wilder: Yea
            Elisa Ferrell: Yea
            Walker McGinnis: Yea
            Pam Hill: Yea
        • Cancellation of Employment

          The Chair stated there have been no changes to items 11-16 as presented in the original contact to Dr. Akin. The vote will be the same for these items.

          Ms. Wilder made a motion to approve items 11-16 as presented in the original contract, seconded by Ms. Hill and approved 5-0.

          Vote Motioned By: Beth Wilder
          Vote Seconded By: Pam Hill
          Michelle Watkins: Yea
          Beth Wilder: Yea
          Elisa Ferrell: Yea
          Walker McGinnis: Yea
          Pam Hill: Yea
        • Death
          Vote Motioned By: Beth Wilder
          Vote Seconded By: Pam Hill
          Michelle Watkins: Yea
          Beth Wilder: Yea
          Elisa Ferrell: Yea
          Walker McGinnis: Yea
          Pam Hill: Yea
        • Resignation
          Vote Motioned By: Beth Wilder
          Vote Seconded By: Pam Hill
          Michelle Watkins: Yea
          Beth Wilder: Yea
          Elisa Ferrell: Yea
          Walker McGinnis: Yea
          Pam Hill: Yea
        • Termination for Disability
          Vote Motioned By: Beth Wilder
          Vote Seconded By: Pam Hill
          Michelle Watkins: Yea
          Beth Wilder: Yea
          Elisa Ferrell: Yea
          Walker McGinnis: Yea
          Pam Hill: Yea
        • Miscellaneous
          Vote Motioned By: Beth Wilder
          Vote Seconded By: Pam Hill
          Michelle Watkins: Yea
          Beth Wilder: Yea
          Elisa Ferrell: Yea
          Walker McGinnis: Yea
          Pam Hill: Yea
        • Binding Effect
          Vote Motioned By: Beth Wilder
          Vote Seconded By: Pam Hill
          Michelle Watkins: Yea
          Beth Wilder: Yea
          Elisa Ferrell: Yea
          Walker McGinnis: Yea
          Pam Hill: Yea
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