Board Meeting Notes

February 1, 2007


Mrs. Sue Helms, president, called the meeting of the Madison City Board of Education to order at 5:00 P.M. in the board room at the Teacher Resource Center and Central Office.


Dr. Julie Finley, assistant principal at Bob Jones High School, discussed a new incentive program at BJHS called Renaissance Rewards and Recognition “Staffulty” Program. The program recognizes students that are selected by the faculty because of their academic achievement and leadership abilities. Dr. Finley recognized Leah Marsh as the first student to receive the award. Leah received a $150.00 savings bond from Renasant Bank. 


Mrs. Sharon Willis, principal at Discovery Middle School, presented certificates, on behalf of the Board, to students that participated in the Alabama Regional Future City Competition. The students won in the area of “Best Engineering Design.” 


Dr. Clara Toney, Resource Specialist in the Instruction Department, presented several plans she had written to the Board for their review: The plans were School Choice Plan, Supplemental Educational Services Plan, ELL Plan, Counseling Plan, Title I Plan, Title I Parental Involvement Plan, and Parents’ Right to Know Plan.


The Board approved minutes from the meeting held on January 4, 2007, and Dr. Dee Fowler as the official secretary to the City of Madison Board of Education, as stipulated in Title 16. The Board also approved secondary textbook adoption committee & timeline; elementary textbook adoption committee & timeline; changes to GPA, Grade Weight, and Grading Scale for high school students in the district; Joe Jolly & Co., Investment Bankers, as financial consultants as they consider the issuance of General Obligation School Warrants, Series 2007; Resolution 07-01, requesting approval to enter the Bond Market; SKT Architectural Firm for the new elementary school; Wireless Telecommunication Bid# 2007-05, from Verizon; December 2006 financial statements; and personnel actions.


Dr. Fowler presented the draft 2007-2008 school year calendar to the Board for review before their next meeting. The next meeting was scheduled for February 22, 2007, at 5:00 P.M. in the board room at the central office.