BBOE Update: Tuesday, April 23, 2019
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- (April 23, 2019) -- The Birmingham Board of Education (BBOE) approved remaining zoning and feeder pattern proposals for Carver, Huffman, Parker and Woodlawn at the rescheduled board meeting on Tuesday, April 23, 2019.
The updates will be implemented at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year. BCS will be sending letters home to parents informing them of where their child will be zoned next school year.
Community members initially expressed the desire for clear zoning and feeder patterns during the Superintendent's Listening and Learning Tour in May 2017. Based on tour feedback, the district began formulating a strategy to address key concerns frequently expressed by the community related to zoning and feeder patterns.
After developing a proposal, the district hosted more than a dozen community meetings to share it with stakeholders and refine it based on their feedback.
BCS thanks stakeholders for their ideas, feedback and suggestions during the process that began more than a year and a half ago.
Board presentations and special recognitions included:
- ANet leaders and teachers of the year
- Dr. Douglas L. Ragland, Vice President of the Birmingham Board of Education, Appointment to the Alabama Educational Television Commission
The board approved the following items:
- BCS Memorandum of Agreement with Auburn University - GEAR UP Birmingham
- Hudson Computer Refresh
- Purchase of Mac Lab and MacBooks for Hudson K-8 School
- New Leaders: Emerging Leaders Program for BCS
- SREB: Transforming Secondary Education in BCS
- Miscellaneous Grocery
- Center Street Middle School (Sale)
- BREAKTHROUGH BIRMINGHAM Summer Program at Huffman Academy
- Revised Policy - Employee Attire (2nd Reading)
- New Policy - Support Staff Uniform Policy (2nd Reading)
- New Policy - Jamari Terrell Williams Student Bullying Prevention Act (2nd Reading)
- New Policy - Uniform Guidance for Federal Programs (2nd Reading)
The following donations were made to BCS:
- Arrington Middle School in the amount of $1,500.00 from Councilor Wardine Alexander for general education purposes.
- Barrett Elementary School in the amount of $1,149.00 from Councilor Darrell O'Quinn for support for Barrett Elementary School Kindergarten Educator Megan E. Jones and 79 students for the purpose of visiting the Birmingham Zoo between February 28, 2019 and June 30, 2019. The Birmingham Zoo's programs are aligned with the National Science Standards and the College and Career Ready Standards that guide the curriculum in Birmingham City Schools.
- Birmingham City Schools in the amount of $10,000.00 from Councilor Wardine Alexander to provide assistance to the Board as performing arts programs are offered to the students in the Birmingham City Area and Birmingham City Schools thru WAVE Inc. The programs are to be provided during the school day or during an after school enrichment program, to culminate family friendly performance showcases. These programs will be offered April 1, 2019 through June 30, 2019.
- Birmingham City Schools PTA in the amount of $1,500.00 from State Representative Roderick Scott for Awards Program.
- Huffman Academy in the amount of $873.75 from Councilor Clinton Woods in support of the New Art and Science of Teaching Mathematics Program between February 28, 2019 and June 30, 2019.
- Jackson-Olin High School in the amount of $2,000.00 from State Representative Juandalynn Givan for Girls Basketball Team uniforms.
- Jackson-Olin High School in the amount of $15,000.00 from State Representative Juandalynn Givan for general education purposes.
- Martha Gaskins School in the amount of $14,500.00 from Birmingham Education Foundation for Screens for Schools.
- Oxmoor Valley in the amount of $2,000.00 from Councilor Wardine Alexander for general education purposes.
- Putnam Middle School in the amount of $1,800.00 from the Mayor's Office for bus rental to send Birmingham City School students to Atlanta, GA on May 4, 2019.
- Robinson Elementary School in the amount of $10,000.00 from State Representative Mary Moore. Funds should first be used for the I Teach Kindergarten Conference. If any funds remain, the funds should be used to expand students' learning opportunities.
- Tuggle Elementary School in the amount of $2,200.00 from the Birmingham Education Foundation for Community Network Night.
- W. J. Christian School in the amount of $1,000.00 from WIAT TV for the One Class at a Time - Ms.Felicite Hunter's Classroom.
- Wenonah High School in the amount of $5,000.00 from Councilor Wardine Alexander for general education purposes.
- Wenonah High School in the amount of $1,330.00 from Councilor Wardine Alexander for general education purposes.
- Woodlawn High School in the amount of $3,000.00 from Birmingham Urban League for Education Assistance/Boys Basketball.
Several community members voiced various concerns and offered suggestions during community voice.
A financial presentation was made by CFO Sharon Roberts regarding Financial Statement and Cash Balance for February 2019.
New business items:
- Standards Institute 2019 July 8-13, 2019
- Work Session - Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at 5:30 p.m.
- Board Meeting - Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at 5:30 p.m.
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