Board Meeting Notes

November 29, 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 Central Office (Teacher Resource Center). 


Members of the public asked the Board questions regarding proposed policy changes that would allow drug testing of students that drive or participate in extracurricular activities.


Mr. Bobby Jackson, Student Services Supervisor, presented certificates and savings bonds to students that won first, second and third place in the Red Ribbon Week poster contest. 


Mr. Jackson also presented and discussed three draft 2008-2009 school year calendars. The Board asked the superintendent to present a calendar for approval at their next meeting.


The Board approved minutes from the meeting held on November 8, 2007. The Board also approved Bid #2008-02, Web Portal Software for the Madison City Schools, Madison City Schools Strategic Plan, prequalification procedures and criteria for contractors for the new elementary school, to award 20% of At-Risk Community Grant funds to the following community agencies, and personnel actions.



  • Dr. Fowler announced that Teresa Hill was temporarily named Interim Chief School Finance Officer until Mr. Michael Weaver returns from military leave.

  • Dr. Fowler announced that Mr. Dennis James will be participating in a mini marathon to support St. Jude Hospital. 

  • Dr. Fowler also announced that he would present information regarding a demographic study that was completed for the school system at the December 20, 2007 board meeting.


The next board meeting was scheduled for December 20, 2007, at 5:00 P.M. in the board room at the Teacher Resource Center.