Board Meeting Notes

March 15, 2007

 

Work Session:

Mrs. Sue Helms, President, called the meeting of the Madison City Board of Education to order at 2:05 P.M. in the upstairs conference room at the Teacher Resource Center and Central Office. 


Dr. Anne Davidson, Administrator of the ACCESS Program, and Mrs. Sue Hall, Curriculum Specialist, presented a PowerPoint to the Board and public that would be shown at the National School Boards Association conference in April. The Board will meet on April 5, 2007, at 4:00 P.M. to finalize the presentation.

 

Board Meeting:

Mrs. Sue Helms, President, called the meeting of the Madison City Board of Education to order at 5:05 P.M. in the board room at the Teacher Resource Center and Central Office. 


Dr. Julie Finley, assistant principal at Bob Jones High School, introduced and presented the Girls Indoor Track team and coach with the Winter Team G.P.A. banner from Bob Jones High School. The girls received the banner for having the highest overall team G.P.A. (92.78) among sports teams at the school.

Ms. Maria Kilgore, Director of Special Education, introduced Mr. Miguel Rodriguez, member of the Knights of Columbus. Mr. Rodriguez presented checks to representatives from each school for their special education department. Ms. Kilgore also presented certificates of appreciation, on behalf of the Board and Superintendent, to students and teachers that participated in the Knights of Columbus Candy Drive.

Ms. Kilgore then presented certificates of appreciation, on behalf of the Board and Superintendent, to staff members that assisted with the Impact Aid project. 

Ms. Janet Craig, representative with the Youth Empowerment Program (YEP) presented information to the Board and public concerning their teen tobacco prevention campaign. They also encourage all present to support “Kick Butts Day” on March 28, 2007.

The Board approved minutes from the meeting held on February 22, 2007. The Board also approved the low responsive/responsible Bid #2007-07, meeting specifications for a double oven at Liberty Middle School; the low responsive/responsible Bid #2007-08, meeting specifications for fencing at Horizon Elementary School; order #1 for the Bob Jones High School bleachers; the low responsive/responsible Bid #2007-12, meeting specifications for school bus video monitoring systems; the low responsive/responsible Bid #2007-13, meeting specifications for Bob Jones High School weight room equipment; art and music textbooks for the elementary grades; February 2007 financial statements; and personnel actions.

Dr. Fowler presented the reference manual, Serving Students with Disabilities Under Section 504, to the Board for a first reading. No formal action was needed for the procedure/reference manual.

Dr. Fowler announced that Mrs. Kathy Rains, Director of Technology, was chosen for the Alabama Educational Technology Association (AETA) “Making It Happen Award.” Dr. Fowler also congratulated the Special Education Department for successfully completing state monitoring of their program. 

The next meeting was scheduled for April 5, 2007, at 5:00 P.M. in the board room at the central office.