January Board Meeting Report


  • Thursday, January 18, 2024 – The Mountain Brook Schools Board of Education met Monday, January 8 at Mountain Brook Junior High for the district’s monthly board meeting. Below is a rundown of the meeting:

    Board members present: Jenifer Kimbrough, Jeffrey Brewer, Anna Comer and Daniel Odrezin.

    Board Meeting Agenda

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

    Recognitions:

    • Members of the PTO Council recognized school board members for their service as a part of School Board Member Recognition Month in the state of Alabama.

    • Sarah Richardson (MBE Preschool) and Craig Jelks (MBJH History) were recognized as they have been selected to represent the district in the state Teacher of the Year competition.

    • Officer Angela Barry was introduced to the board members. Officer Barry joined the Mountain Brook Schools’ School Resource Officer team at the beginning of January.

    • MBHS students, Luke Barringer and Sam Steiner, were recognized for their exceptional performance in the Alabama Stock Market Game. Luke and Sam competed in the event as part of their finance course at the high school.

    Reports to the Board:

    MBS Facilities Director, Tommy Prewitt, presented the monthly construction update to board members. MBS Chief School Financial Officer, Kari Austin, presented board members with the district’s monthly financial statements which were unanimously approved.

    Old business:

    • Policy J-55 regarding Video Surveillance and Camera Use was approved.

    • The 2025-26 Academic Calendar was approved.

    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 Mountain Brook Schools HVAC Equipment Replacement Bid was approved.

    January announcements: 

    • January 15, 2024 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day - All schools and offices closed.

    • The next Board Meeting will take place on Monday, February 12th at 3:30 p.m. at Mountain Brook High School with the work session starting at 2:00 p.m.