Board Agendas

  • 11/07/2019 - 6:00 PM - Work Session

    Character Word for November: Empathy

    The goal of a Work Session is to effectively and efficiently complete the business before the BOE as outlined by the agenda that is open to the public to attend and observe as outlined in the Open Meetings Act (Title 36, Chapter 25A).

    Work sessions are generally held on the first Thursday of each month. (On occasion, a work session will be rescheduled to accommodate events such as holidays and professional training.)

    The purpose of a work session is for the superintendent and administration to keep the BOE informed and to present information to the BOE for consideration and discussion.  Voting on superintendent recommendations will generally occur at a subsequent board meeting to allow time for thoughtful consideration of each topic.  On occasion, the BOE will both consider and vote on matters that are time sensitive during a work session.

    Although not required, the BOE, as elected officials, acknowledge the need to be of appropriate and reasonable assistance to the constituents of Huntsville City Schools; therefore, the BOE provides an opportunity at meetings of the BOE to receive constituent questions and suggestions related to an agenda item, so the BOE can give thoughtful consideration to the questions and suggestions prior to voting.

    Constituents may submit any HCS related question or suggestion by using the Constituent Services cards provided outside the board room or via the online Constituent Services Form. The online version will also allow remote viewers the opportunity to submit questions and suggestions.

    Constituents should return completed cards to the basket outside the board room. Only cards that are filled-out completely will receive responses. The name and residential street address of the Citizen of Huntsville, AL, parent or guardian of a child enrolled in Huntsville City Schools, or Huntsville City Schools employee, making inquiry must be provided. We will be in contact within three business days. (Frequently asked questions may be posted on the HCS webpage and/or shared at a subsequent meeting of the BOE.)

    Annie Merts Center

    200 White Street

     

    Attendees:

    Voting MembersPosition
    Elisa FerrellChair
    Walker McGinnisCo-Chair
    Carlos MathewsBoard Member
    Michelle WatkinsBoard Member
    Beth WilderBoard Member
    OtherPosition
    Christie FinleySuperintendent

    The Huntsville City Board of Education met in the boardroom on the above date at 6:02 p.m.

    Members present were the President, Ms. Elisa Ferrell; Vice-President, Mr. Walker McGinnis; Mr. Carlos Mathews; Ms. Michelle Watkins and Ms. Beth Wilder. A quorum was present. Also present were the Superintendent, Ms. Christie Finley; School Board Attorney, Mr. Chris Pape; members of the central office staff; and interested citizens.    

    The meeting was called to order by the President, Mr. McGinnis shared the Character Word for November: Empathy. The Moment of Silent Reflection was led by the President. Four students from Columbia High School lead the Pledge of Allegiance.

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

    There being no further business, the business meeting adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

    • MOMENT OF SILENT REFLECTION
    • PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
    • CELEBRATIONS/RESOLUTIONS
    • SPECIAL ACTION ITEMS
      • Cadence Bank Revolving Line of Credit
      • Renaissance STAR 360
      • Delegates for AASB Winter Conference
      • Change Order #1 - Replacement of Football Field Synthetic Turf at Milton Frank Stadium
    • WORK SESSION ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION ONLY
      • Pillar 1 - Scholarship Update
      • School Level Data Updates
        • District 1 - Montview Elementary
        • District 2 - Lee High
        • District 3 - Mt. Gap Middle
        • District 4 - Morris Elementary
        • District 5 - Williams Elementary
      • BIDS:
        • Bid #20-005 - Hazardous Waste Disposal - NEW BID - Dept. Operations
        • Bid #20-006 - Ceiling Tile/Vinyl Covered Sheetrock - NEW BID - Dept. - Operations
        • Bid #20-007 - Container Storage Rentals - RENEWAL - Dept. - Operations
        • Bid #20-008 - Print Shop & Copier Paper - RENEWAL - Dept. - Operations
        • Bid #20-009 - Eubank Wall Mount & E-tac Units - RENEWAL - Dept. - Operations
        • Bid #20-010 - IT & Network Operations Support - RENEWAL - Dept. - Information Technology (IT)
      • Certification of Financials Statements & Bank Reconciliations - September 2019
      • 2019 Fall Conference - Leadership for Academic Achievement
    • NEW BUSINESS
      • Human Resources Report

        The Superintendent recommended approval of the Human Resources Report.

        Vote Motioned By: Beth Wilder
        Vote Seconded By: Carlos Mathews
        Michelle Watkins: Yea
        Beth Wilder: Yea
        Elisa Ferrell: Yea
        Walker McGinnis: Yea
        Carlos Matthews: Yea
      • Professional Services Agreement Report

        The Superintendent recommended approval of the Professional Services Agreement Report.

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

        The Superintendent recommended approval of the Cadence Bank Revolving Line of Credit in the amount of $8,000,000.00.

        Vote Motioned By: Carlos Mathews
        Vote Seconded By: Beth Wilder
        Michelle Watkins: Yea
        Beth Wilder: Yea
        Elisa Ferrell: Yea
        Walker McGinnis: Yea
        Carlos Matthews: Yea
      • Delegates for AASB Winter Conference

        The Superintendent recommended all board members be selected as delegates to represent the Huntsville City Board of Education at the AASB's 2019 Delegate Assembly.

        Vote Motioned By: Walker McGinnis
        Vote Seconded By: Beth Wilder
        Michelle Watkins: Yea
        Beth Wilder: Yea
        Elisa Ferrell: Yea
        Walker McGinnis: Yea
        Carlos Matthews: Yea
      • Change Order #1 - Replacement of Football Field Synthetic Turf at Milton Frank Stadium

        The Superintendent recommended the approval of Change Order #1 for the Replacement of Football Field Synthetic Turf at Milton Frank Stadium with a decrease in the cost of $30,000.00.

        Vote Motioned By: Beth Wilder
        Vote Seconded By: Carlos Mathews
        Michelle Watkins: Yea
        Beth Wilder: Yea
        Elisa Ferrell: Yea
        Walker McGinnis: Yea
        Carlos Matthews: Yea
      • Renaissance STAR 360

        The Superintendent recommended the approval of Quote #2061487 for Renaissance STAR 360 Reading and Math K-8 – amount $165,551.25; Quote #2061318 for Renaissance STAR AR Reading Grades 1-8 – amount $81,832.30; and Quote #2196669 for Renaissance STAR AR Math (FRECKLES) – amount $71376.63, total amount $328,760.18.

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