Board Agendas

  • 11/17/2016 - 5:30PM - Board Meeting
    Annie Merts Center
    200 White Street

    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. Travell Bone - 5th grade student at Highlands Elementary School led the Pledge of Allegiance.

    Ms. Ann Kvach and Preeti Francis of the The Huntsville Council of PTAs along with Mr. Drake presented checks to several schools as Fall Grant winners.

    After the Consent Agenda 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 if a particular course of action is taken. 

    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.

    There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 7:50 p.m.

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

    Agenda developed by the Superintendent in collaboration with the Board President and Vice President.

    Board and Superintendent Comments

    • MOMENT OF SILENT REFLECTION
    • PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
    • CELEBRATIONS/RESOLUTIONS
    • WORK SESSION
      • Expeditionary Learning
      • 1st Read - New Policy 4.17 - Suicide Awareness & Prevention
      • Board Resolution - Fern Bell Site Work
      • Superintendent Update
    • ACTION ITEMS
      • Approval of the November 3rd Work Session and November 7th Re-org. Meeting
      • CONSENT AGENDA

        The Superintendent recommended approval of the Consent Agenda consisting of:

        Gifts to Schools

        BIDS:

        New Bid #17-007 – Eubank Wall Mount & E-TAC Units – bid awarded to Trane Supply of Huntsville, Al for an award total of $62,092.30

        New Bid #17-009 – HVAC Supplies – bid awarded to Trane Supply  in categories 2, 3, 5, 7, 14 thru 16, 18, 20 thru 21 and 24 thru 27 and category 4 – Items 4.1 thru 4.20, category 6 – Items 6.6 thru 6.25, category 22 – Items 22.2 and 22.3, category 23 – Items 23.1, 23.2 and 23.4 for an award total of $135,115.97 and awarded to Wittichen Supply categories 1, 8 thru 13, 17 and 19, category 4 – Items 4.21 thru 4.35, category 6 – Items 6.5 and 6.26, category 22 – Item 22.1, category 23 – Items 23.5 thru 23.7 to Wittichen Supply for an award total of $8,938.20.

        New Bid #17-013 – Pest Control Services – bid awarded to Bug Us Pest Control for an award total of $67,140.00.

        Vote Motioned By: Walker McGinnis
        Vote Seconded By: Beth Wilder
        Michelle Watkins: Yea
        Beth Wilder: Yea
        Elisa Ferrell: Yea
        Walker McGinnis: Yea
        Pam Hill: Nay
        • Gifts to Schools
        • BIDS:
          • New Bid #17-007 - Eubank Wall Mount & E-TAC Units
          • New Bid #17-009 - HVAC Supplies
          • New BId #17-013 - Pest Control Services
    • NEW BUSINESS
      • Human Resources Report

        The Superintendent recommended approval of the Human Resources 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: Nay
      • Resolution for Signing Official Documents, Federal Proposals, Grants, and Contracts and Applications for Funds Under Public Laws 81-874 & 815 & 100-297

        The Superintendent recommended 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.

        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
      • Policy 2.1.1 - Composition and 2.1.2 - Officers

        The Superintendent recommended approval of Policy 2.1.1 - Composition and 2.1.2 - Officers.

        Vote Motioned By: Walker McGinnis
        Vote Seconded By: Beth Wilder
        Michelle Watkins: Yea
        Beth Wilder: Yea
        Elisa Ferrell: Yea
        Walker McGinnis: Yea
        Pam Hill: Nay
      • Board Resolution - Fern Bell Site Work

        The Superintendent recommended approval of the Board Resolution relevant to Fern Bell Park Sitework and Infrastructure Modifications.

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