Board Update: November 12, 2019
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- (Nov. 13, 2019) -- The Birmingham Board of Education (BBOE) elected District 4 Representative Daagye Hendricks to serve as board president during the regularly scheduled board meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. The BBOE voted to table discussion on the vice president role until the December board meeting.
Board members recognized employees who are veterans across the district. Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring and President Hendricks presented each veteran in attendance with a certificate of recognition.
Jefferson County Commissioners Lashunda Scales and Sheila Tyson presented the district with a $4,150,965 check representing half of two cent sales tax proceeds.
Superintendent Herring recognized Vice President Douglas Ragland, District 2 Representative Terri Michal, and District 9 Representative Sandra Brown for their professional development as part of the Alabama Association of School Board's (AASB) School Board Member Academy.
Board members commended principals on their achievements based on the A-F Report Cards recently released by the Alabama State Department of Education, in which the district elevated a letter grade to a "C."
The board approved the following items:
- 100 % Fruit Juice Slush
- Identity Automation (Single Sign On) Integration with PowerSchool Student Information System
- Engineering Services - BCS Bus Parking Lot
- Educational Broadband Service Spectrum Lease/Sale
The following donations were made to BCS:
- Birmingham City Schools Fine Arts Department in the amount of $12,000.00 from Meet Me On The 50 LLC for high school bands for participating in the Battle of the Bands ($1,714.32 each)
- Carver High School in the amount of $4,550.00 from Councilor Hilliard ($2,800.00) and Councilor Parker ($1,750.00) for the Run through Tunnel ($3,550.00) and Soccer Team ($1,000.00)
- Hayes K-8 School in the amount of $1,000.00 from Alabama Humanities Foundation for the Learn about Golf and visit Top Golf.
- Huffman High School in the amount of $1,500.00 from Huffman Neighborhood Association for the "Get to Know Your Neighbor Day" held at Huffman High School.
- Jackson-Olin High School in the amount of $5,600.00 from Councilor John Hilliard for the Lacrosse Program.
- Jackson-Olin High School in the amount of $2,199.00 from Councilor John Hilliard for a scorer's table.
- Jones Valley Middle School in the amount of $3,600.00 from Councilor Wardine Alexander to assist with educational transition efforts.
- Phillips Academy School in the amount of $2,429.85 from Councilor Darrell O'Quinn for supplies for the golf program.
- Ramsay High School in the amount of $500.00 from Councilor Hunter Williams to support the boy's basketball team.
- Robinson Elementary School in the amount of $3,000.00 from Representative Neil Rafferty for general educational purposes.
- Tuggle Elementary School in the amount of $1,000.00 from Enon Ridge Neighborhood for leadership programs ($500.00) and educational field trips ($500.00).
- Washington K-8 School in the amount of $3,000.00 from Councilor Crystal Smitherman for maintenance and equipment for an outdoor marquee.
- Work Session - Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at 5:30 p.m.
- Board Meeting - Tuesday, December 10, 2019, at 5:30 p.m.
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