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A special meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center Independent School District (CISD) was held on
 
Monday, August 31, 2015 beginning at 12:00 p. m. at Center ISD Administration Board Room located
 
at 107 Private Road 605 Center, Texas 75935.
 
1. Call Meeting to Order and Establish a Quorum
 
James Greer called the meeting to order at 12:00 p.m. and declared a quorum.
 
Present: James Greer; John Henry Holloway; Daphne LaRock; Sharon Nelson;
 
Director of Finance and James Hockenberry, Superintendent
 
Absent: None
 
Visitors: Mike Brister
 
2. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance
 
Mike Brister gave the invocation and Joyce Permenter led the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
3. Consider Approval of Amendments to the 2014­2015 Budget
 
A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by Daphne LaRock to amend the 2014­
 
2015 budgets. The amendments were TRS on behalf of, August accruals, operating budget
 
transfers, construction, cafeteria and student activity.
 
The motion carried 7­-0.
 
4. Public Hearing on the Adoption of the 2015­2016 Proposed Budget and Proposed
 
Tax Rate
 
A public hearing was held on the adoption of the 2015­2016 proposed budget and proposed
 
tax rate.
 
Stephen Shires (arrived at 12:04 p.m.); Traci Willoughby; Dan Wilkins; Betty McDaniel,
 
5. Consider Adoption of the 2015­2016 Tax Rate
 
A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by Dan Wilkins to adopt the 2015­2016 tax
 
rate. The motion read as follows:
 
“I move that the Board adopt for the 2015­2016 school year the following tax rates:
 
The Maintenance and Operation (M&O) tax rate of $1.17 and the Interest and Sinking (I&S)
 
tax rate of $0.1638 for a total tax rate of $1.3338.
 
This tax rate will generate .07% less taxes for Maintenance and Operations than last year’s
 
tax rate.
 
The motion carried 7-­0.
 
6. Consider Adoption of the 2015­2016 Budget
 
A motion was made by John Henry Holloway, seconded by Stephen Shires to adopt the
 
2015­2016 budget. The motion read as follows:
 
“I move that the Board adopt for the 2015­2016 school year the following budgets:
 
The Maintenance and Operation (M&O) budget of $22,117,132, the National School Lunch
 
and Breakfast Program budget of $1,713,720, the Interest and Sinking (I&S) budget of
 
$1,293,713, the QSCN budget $467,000 and the Construction Fund budget of $2,500,000.
 
The motion carried 7-0.
 
7. Adjournment
 
A motion was made by Dan Wilkins, seconded by Traci Willoughby to adjourn the meeting at
 
12:19 p.m.
 
The motion carried 7-­0.

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