August Board of Education Meeting Report

  • Tuesday, August 15, 2023 – The Mountain Brook Schools Board of Education met Monday afternoon at Charles Mason Board of Education Building for the district’s monthly board meeting. Below is a rundown of the meeting:
    Board members present: Jenifer Kimbrough, Jeffrey Brewer, Nicky Barnes, Anna Comer and Daniel Odrezin

    Board Meeting Agenda

    The meeting opened by approving minutes from the last board meeting.


    The MBS Child Nutrition team was introduced in front of the board and celebrated for their committed service to each of their schools and students on a daily basis. The Mountain Brook SRO team was recognized for being named the top SRO unit in the state. Lastly, Phil Black of B-Group Architecture, presented Dr. Barlow and the board members with the AIA (American Institute of Architects) Merit Award which was granted to B-Group in conjunction with Mountain Brook High School for the school’s classroom addition capital project in 2021-2022.

    Reports to the Board:

    Brasfield and Gorrie’s Mike Culwell presented the monthly construction update to board members. Then, the MBS CSFO Kari Austin presented the board members with the school district’s monthly financial statements which were unanimously approved.

    Old business:


    New business:

    The board unanimously approved the latest personnel recommendations and unanimously approved miscellaneous items as surplus so that they can be discarded/donated/sold.
    The board then tabled Policy J-15 regarding student records for one month for public comment.

    August announcements:

    Monday, September 4, 2023 is Labor Day and all Mountain Brook school buildings and offices will be closed.
    The next Board Meeting will take place on Monday, September 11th at 3:30 p.m. at Brookwood Forest Elementary.