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Minutes of Regular Meeting Center ISD

Minutes of Regular Meeting
The Board of Trustees
Center ISD
A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center Independent School District (CISD) was held on Thursday, May 12, 2016 beginning at 12:00 p.m. at Center High School Library located at 658 Roughrider Drive 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; Traci Willoughby; Dan Wilkins; Rayford Copelin, Deputy Superintendent; Tammy Lemoine, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction; Betty McDaniel, Director of Finance and James Hockenberry, Superintendent
Absent: None
Visitors: Tina Byrnes, Southwest Foodservice Excellence; Colleen Doggett, East Texas Press; Matt Gregory, CHS Principal;  Jimmie Johnston, Southwest Foodservice Excellence; Robbie Kerr, Center Garden Club; Shirley Owens, Center Garden Club;  Steve Synder, Light and Champion; and numerous Center High School students and CHS staff
2. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance
Mike Elder gave the invocation and Kim Rodriguez led the Pledge of Allegiance.
3. Public Comments/Audience Participation
Representatives from the Center Garden Club, Robbie Kerr and Shirley Owens, presented several CHS students awards from the Texas Garden Club District III High School Speech Contest, National Garden Club District III High School Essay Contest, Texas Garden Club State Speech Contest, National Garden Club State High School Essay Award and the South Central Region High School Essay.
4. Recognition of Center High School Extracurricular Accomplishments
Matt Gregory introduced the sponsors and coaches as they presented the CHS students and their achievements beyond District competition.  All girls and boys varsity sports advanced beyond District.  The accomplishment is a historical achievement for Center High School.  The programs recognized:  UIL Academics, Agriculture Advocacy, Forestry, FFA, Veterinary Medicine, Band, Baseball, Basketball (boys and girls), Golf (boys and girls), Powerlifting, Softball, Track and Tennis.
5. Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by Daphne LaRock to approve the consent agenda consisting of the minutes from the regular meeting on April 14, 2016, the April Investment Report (2015-2016), the Tax Collection Report (April 2016), the Financial Reports (April 2016) and the overnight student activity trips.
The motion carried 6-0.
A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by Traci Willoughby to approve the budget amendment in the amount of $5,500.00 to assist the CMS Beta Club national qualifiers with their travel expenses for the Beta Club National Contest.
The motion carried 6-0.
6. Consideration and Approval of TASB Update 104
A motion was made by John Henry Holloway, seconded by Daphne LaRock to approve the TASB Policy Update 104 as presented.  
The motion carried 6-0.
7. Distribute Revised LOCAL Polices
The Board received a copy of the revised LOCAL policies (FFA – Wellness Policy and GKD – Community Relations – Use of Non-School Facilities).
8. Discussion of 2016-2017 Compensation and Benefits
The Board continued their discussion of 2016-2017 compensation and benefits.  Administration has received new information, which will assist the District to project the revenue for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year.
Dan Wilkins left at 12:55 p.m. 
9. Update on Construction Project
An update on the current construction projects was presented.  The construction on the new tennis court facility and agriculture science building is expected in the next few days.  The Middle School projects are near final.
10. Consideration and Approval to Delegate Contractual Authority to the Superintendent until September 1, 2016
A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by Daphne LaRock to delegate contractual authority to Superintendent Hockenberry until September 1, 2016. 
The motion carried 5-0.
11. Consideration and Approval to Change the July Regular Meeting Date
The Board discussed to change the regular July Board meeting (July 14, 2016) to Monday, July 11, 2016 or Tuesday, July 12, 2016.  
12. Closed Session
James Greer called for a closed session at 1:09 p.m. under Texas Government Code §551.071, §551.074 and §551.129 for consideration of employment of contracted personnel, terminate probationary contracts, contract renewals for Administrators, teachers and certified support staff, resignation/retirement and extended emergency sick leave.
13. Open Session
The Board returned into open session at 1:17 p.m.  No action was taken in closed session. 
13.1 District Employees and Officers:  Texas Government Code §551.071, §551.074 and §551.129
13.1.1 A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by Traci Willoughby to approve the employment of contracted personnel as submitted by Superintendent Hockenberry. 
Billy Adair, CTE Information Technology Teacher/Coach - Center High School 
Jennifer Bartlett, Teacher - Center Elementary School 
Elizabeth Bennett, Teacher - Center Elementary School 
Laura Campbell, Teacher – Center Elementary School
Joann Fuller, Kindergarten Teacher - F.L. Moffett Primary School 
Astin Greer, Social Studies Composite Teacher/Coach - Center High School Kimberly Hearn, Reading Specialist - Center Elementary School 
Burval Holt, II, Building Trades Teacher – Center High School
Inez Hughes, Bilingual/ESL Coordinator - Administration
Stan McGarvey, Social Studies Teacher/Coach – Center High School
Kellie Pierce, Teacher – Center Intermediate School
Chris Randolph, Teacher/Coach, Center High School
Karan Stewart, Teacher - Center Elementary School
The motion carried 5-0.
13.1.2 A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by Traci Willoughby to accept the resignations/retirements as recommended by Superintendent Hockenberry. 
Clara Dergin, CIS Instructional Aide – retirement
Toni Ford, CMS Teacher – retirement
Gay Wilburn, Cafeteria – resignation
Mendi Cooper, CES – Sp Ed Teacher - resignation
Archie Haddox, CHS – Teacher – resignation
Pamela McCowan, Custodian – resignation 
Richard Meeks, CHS Teacher/Coach – resignation
Daniel Mitchell, Teacher/Coach – resignation
Cherry Murphree, CHS Digital/Online Coordinator – resignation
Teresa Powell, CMS Assistant Band Director - resignation
The motion carried 5-0.
13.1.3 There were no extended emergency sick leaves to be considered by the Board. 
14. Adjournment
A motion was made by John Henry Holloway, seconded by Sharon Nelson to adjourn the meeting at 1:19 p.m.
The motion carried 5-0.


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