Board Agendas

  • 03/23/2017 - 5:30PM - Board Meeting
    Annie Merts Center
    200 White Street

    Attendance:

    Voting MembersPosition
    Elisa FerrellChair
    Walker McGinnisCo-Chair
    Beth WilderMember
    Michelle WatkinsMember
    Pam HillMember
    OtherPosition
    Dr. Matthew AkinSuperintendent

    The Huntsville City Board of Education met in the boardroom on the above date at 5:30 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, Dr. Matthew Akin; 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 (with a special request to remember the Mae Jemison High School student who passed away and his family) was led by the President. The bio for the Pledge was read by Ms. Wilder. Carl Ross, a Senior at Lee High School led the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

    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 or controversies not yet being litigated but imminently likely to be litigated or imminently likely to be litigated if the Board pursues a proposed course of action.

    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.

    Under New Business - Human Resources Report - the Chair asked for a motion to approve to the Human Resources Report, the motion was made by Ms. Wilder, seconded by Ms. Hill. The Chair asked if there was any discussion, Ms.Watkins made the following motion, seconded by Ms. Hill, approved:

    I move that the board go into executive session to discuss the good name and character of an individual.

    The board was to be in executive session for approximately 30 minutes. No action was taken.

    The amended motion made by Ms. Watkins, seconded by Mr. McGinnis on the Human Resources Report was to remove under agreements line item #46832, the motion passed.

    Under New Business - Resolution for Signing Official Documents, Federal Proposals, Grants, and Contracts and Applications for Funds Under Public Laws 81-874 and 815 and 100-297 - the Chair asked for a motion to approve the resolution, the motion was made by Ms. Wilder, seconded by Ms. Ferrell, the Chair then asked if there was any discussion, after the discussion the following amended motion was made by Ms. Watkins, seconded by Ms. Hill, approved: 

    AMENDED MOTION:

    I recommend the superintendent be allowed to spend up to $50,000.00 without board approval, any amount that exceeds $50,000.00 must be approved by the board. 

    There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:05 p.m.

     

     

     

     

    • MOMENT OF SILENT REFLECTION
    • PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
    • CELEBRATIONS/RESOLUTIONS
    • WORK SESSION
      • Pre-K Application
      • Behavioral Learning Guide (BLG)/Discipline Update
      • 2017 Spring Conference/Workshop/Simulation Seminar
    • ACTION ITEMS
      • Approval of the March 2 Work Session and March 6, 2017 Special Called Meeting Minutes
      • CONSENT AGENDA

        The Superintendent recommended approval of the Consent Agenda consisting of:

        Gifts to Schools

        BIDS:

        Renewal of Bid #16-032 – New Bid #17-032 - Carpet Tiles and Labor Costs – bid renewed with Carpet Systems for an award total of $42,213.60

        Renewal of Bid #16-003 – New Bid #17-033 - Tree Trimming Services – bid renewed with Aaron Bailey DBA Bailey’s Tree Service for the rates listed on the bid tab

        Bid #17-034 – Annual Fire Extinguisher & Semi-Annual Kitchen Hood, Dry Chemical Paint System Inspection, Certification & Maintenance – bid awarded to M & H Fire and Safety Equipment, Inc. for an award total of $16,715.80

        Bid #17-039 – CNP Insulated Food Bags – bid awarded to Dixie Store Fixtures & Sales Co., Inc. for an award total of $11,900.00

        Bid #17-040 – Morris Elementary Playground Removal/Disposal – bid awarded to Dunlap Contracting, Inc. for an award total of $10,000.00

        Vote Motioned By: Walker McGinnis
        Vote Seconded By: Beth Wilder
        Michelle Watkins: Yea
        Beth Wilder: Yea
        Elisa Ferrell: Yea
        Walker McGinnis: Yea
        Pam Hill: Yea
        • Gifts to Schools
        • BIDS:
          • Renewal of Bid #16-032 - New Bid #17-032 - Carpet Tiles and Labor Costs
          • Renewal of Bid #16-003 - New Bid #17-033 - Tree Trimming Services
          • Bid #17-034 - Annual Fire Extinguisher & Semi-Annual Kitchen Hood, Dry Chemical Paint System Inspection, Certification & Maintenance
          • Bid #17-039 - CNP Insulated Food Bags
          • Bid #17-040 - Morris Elementary Playground Removal/Disposal
    • NEW BUSINESS
      • Human Resources Report

        The Superintendent recommends approval of the Human Resources Report.

        The motion was amended to approve the Human Resources Report upon the removal under agreements line item #46832. The Chair asked for a new motion which was made by Ms. Hill, seconded by Ms. Wilder, approved.

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

        The Superintendent recommended approval of the Professional Services Agreement Report.

        Vote Motioned By: Walker McGinnis
        Vote Seconded By: Beth Wilder
        Michelle Watkins: Yea
        Beth Wilder: Yea
        Elisa Ferrell: Yea
        Walker McGinnis: Yea
        Pam Hill: Yea
      • Certification of Financial Statements and Bank Reconciliations - January 2017

        The Superintendent recommended approval of the General Purpose Financial Statements, including the Balance Sheet and Statement of Revenues, Expenditures, and Changes in Fund Balance, as of and for the month of January 31, 2017.

        Vote Motioned By: Beth Wilder
        Vote Seconded By: Walker McGinnis
        Michelle Watkins: Nay
        Beth Wilder: Yea
        Elisa Ferrell: Yea
        Walker McGinnis: Yea
        Pam Hill: Nay
      • Resolution for Signing Official Documents, Federal Proposals, Grants, and Contracts and Applications for Funds Under Public Laws 81-874 & 815 & 100-297 - THIS ITEM WILL BE ADDED FOR DISCUSSION AND APPROVED AT THE APRIL 6, 2017 MEETING

        I recommend approval of the Resolution for Signing Official Documents, Federal Proposals, Grants, and Contracts and Applications for Funds Under Public Laws 81-874 and 815 and 100-297.

        AMENDED MOTION:

        Ms. Watkins made the following motion, seconded by Ms. Hill, approved:

        I recommend the superintendent be allowed to spend up to $50,000.00 without board approval, any amount that exceeds $50,000.00 must be approved by the board. 

        Vote Motioned By: Michelle Watkins
        Vote Seconded By: Pam Hill
        Michelle Watkins: Yea
        Beth Wilder: Yea
        Elisa Ferrell: Yea
        Pam Hill: Yea
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