Board Agendas

  • 01/19/2021 - 6:00PM - Board Meeting

    Character Word for February: Courtesy

    The meeting was called to order by the President at 6:01 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 Mr. Craig Williams, Chief Communications Officer. 

    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 to discuss the consideration that the Board is willing to offer or accept for the purchase or sale of real property. The motion was seconded by Ms. Wilder, approved. The board will be in 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.

    Celebrations - A resolution from the Huntsville City Council and the City of Huntsville was presented to the board in celebration of School Board Appreciation Month.

    There being no further business, the meeting adjourned at 6:53 p.m.

    • MOMENT OF SILENT REFLECTION
    • PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE
    • CELEBRATION: School Board Appreciation Month
    • SPECIAL SESSION
      • Land Purchase Agreement
    • ACTION ITEMS
      • Approval of the December 17, 2020 Board Meeting and January 12, 2021 Work Session Minutes

        The December 17, 2020 Board Meeting and January 12, 2021 Work Session Minutes were accepted as presented.

      • CONSENT AGENDA

        The Superintendent recommended approval of the Amended Consent Agenda consisting of:

        Gifts to Schools and

        BIDS:

        Bid # 21-015, Fencing Materials – RENEWAL - Awarded to Athens Fence Company of Athens, Alabama - THIS BID WAS REMOVED, NO ACTION TAKEN

        This bid is the fourth and final one-year option renewal of original bid #17-019.  This bid consists of various types of fencing materials used throughout the district. Hourly labor rates are also included for normal terrain, asphalt services and concrete services. Athens Fence total pricing for materials is $46,356.88 in all six categories. The hourly labor is $235.00 for all services making the total extended bid price at $46,591.88. Materials and labor on this bid will be acquired on an as needed basis by the Operations Department.

        Bid #21-016, Lamps & Ballasts – RENEWAL - Awarded to Graybar of Huntsville, AL

        This bid is the fourth and final one-year option renewal of original bid #17-020.  This bid is in place to purchase lamps and ballasts that the Operations Department requires to repair and maintain adequate lighting in various facilities in the district. The bid pricing consists of a variety of light bulbs, ballast, photo electric cells and emergency lighting.  Please refer to the bid tabulation for the cost of each item.  The total bid award is $23,589.32.

        Bid # 21-017, Lighting Fixtures – RENEWAL – Awarded to Gexpro of Madison, Alabama

        This bid is the fourth and final one-year option renewal of original bid #17-021.  This bid is in place to purchase lighting fixtures that the Operations Department requires to repair and maintain adequate lighting in various facilities in the district. The bid pricing consists of a variety of lamps, canopy ceiling mounts, wall packs and flood lights.  Please refer to the bid tabulation for the cost of each item.  The total extended bid price is $46,869.25.

        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
        • Gifts to Schools
        • BIDS:
          • Bid #21-015 - Fencing Materials - Renewal of Original Bid #17-019 - Operations Department - BID REMOVED, NO ACTION TAKEN
          • Bid #21-016 - Lamps and Ballasts - Renewal of Original Bid #17-020 - Operations Department
          • Bid #21-017 - Lighting Fixtures - Renewal Original Bid #17-021 - Operations Department
    • NEW BUSINESS
      • Human Resources Report

        The Superintendent recommends approval of the Human Resources Report.

        The Superintendent recommended approval of the Amended Human Resources Report excluding item #4, page 2.

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

        The Superintendent recommended approval of the Professional Services Agreement Report.

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

        The Superintendent recommended approval of the Agreement For the Sale and Purchase of Real Property as presented to the Board January 19, 2021.

        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
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