Board Meeting Notes

September 13, 2007

Mrs. Sue Helms, President, called the meeting of the Madison City Board of Education to order at 5:25 P.M. in the board room at the Teacher Resource Center. A second public hearing concerning the school systemís budget was held prior to the meeting.

Dr. Fowler recognized the 2006-2007 retirees for the school system. The retirees were presented with a watch from the school district.

Ms. Julie Bone and Ms. Michelle Bevis, culinary art teachers at Bob Jones High School, discussed the results of a national culinary competition in Anaheim, California. Four students competed in the competitions, winning silver medals. The Board presented certificates to the teachers for each student that participated in the event.

Mr. Robert Lipinski, administrator for the developmental summer school program, presented information concerning developmental summer school events. Mr. Lipinski provided pictured of students participating in summer school activities. He also introduced parents who talked about the positive impact the summer program had on their children.

Mr. Jamie Hill, administrator for the summer school program at Bob Jones, and Mrs. Chastity Wrights, teacher for the summer school program, presented statistical information about the program and talked about how pleased they were with the program this summer.

Ms. Maria Kilgore, Director of Special Education, introduced students and faculty members from Athens State University and Alabama Agricultural & Mechanical University, who thanked the superintendent and school board for the opportunity to intern with the school system.

The Board approved minutes from the meeting held on August 23, 2007. The Board also approved 2008-2012 Madison City School System Capital Plan, Resolution 07-03, Alabama Association of School Boards Education Media Honor Roll 2007, bid #2007-25, for light bulb & ballasts, bid #2007-28, spam filtering, change order #1 for Madison Elementary School plumbing, change order #1 for Liberty Middle School office renovations and Discovery Middle School corridor enclosure, special education transition skills textbook, Full Life Ahead: A Workbook and Guide to Adult Life, for Bob Jones High School students, 2007-2008 Madison City School System Budget, and personnel actions.

Dr. Fowler announced that Bob Jones High Schoolís Adequately Yearly Progress (AYP) information had been corrected by the Alabama State Department of Education. The Alabama State Department of education information now reflects a 100% participation percentage for students tested at Bob Jones High School.

The next meeting was scheduled for September 27, 2007, immediately following a work session, which starts at 4:00 P.M. in the Central Office board room.