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Center ISD Board Meeting Minutes


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, July 11, 2016 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at Center Independent School District Administration Board Room located at located at 107 Private Road 605 in Center, Texas  75935.
1. Call Meeting to Order and Establish a Quorum
James Greer called the meeting to order at 6:03 p.m. and declared a quorum.
Present: James Greer; John Henry Holloway; Sharon Nelson; Traci Willoughby; Rayford Copelin, Deputy Superintendent; Tammy Lemoine, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction; Betty McDaniel, Director of Finance and James Hockenberry, Superintendent
Absent: Daphne LaRock and Dan Wilkins
Visitors: Jimmie Johnston, Southwest Foodservice Excellence and Lindsey Tipton, Southwest Foodservice Excellence
2. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance
John Henry Holloway gave the invocation and Traci Willoughby led the Pledge of Allegiance.
3. Public Comments/Audience Participation
4. Budget Workshop
Betty McDaniel conducted the budget workshop with members of the Board revealing more detailed information in the 2016-2017 budget.
5. Consent Agenda
A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by Traci Willoughby to approve the consent agenda consisting of the minutes from the regular meeting on June 16, 2016, the June Investment Report (2015-2016), the Tax Collection Report (June 2016), the Financial Reports (June 2016) and highlighting new procedures to approve payments over $50,000.
The motion carried 4-0.
6. Construction Projects Update
An update on the construction projects was provided to the Board noting the Center Middle School Field House and Weight Room are completed.  The progress on the tennis courts and agriculture building were discussed.  Dr. Hockenberry encouraged the Board to visit the construction sites.
7. Consider Awarding Transportation Fuel Proposals for 2016-2017 School Year
Administration received one bid for transportation fuel for 2016-2017 from R&D Distributing, LTD. 
A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by John Henry Holloway to award the transportation fuel for the 2016-2017 school year to R&D Distributing, LTD. 
The motion carried 4-0.
8. Consideration and Approval to Renew Workers Compensation Policy
Deep East Texas Self Insurance Fund has proposed a three (3) year policy (ending June 2019) for workers compensation coverage with no increase in premium 
A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by John Henry Holloway to review the workers compensation policy with Deep East Texas Self Insurance Fund for three (3) years (ending June 2019).
The motion carried 4-0.
9. Preliminary STAAR Results
Dr. Lemoine shared the preliminary STAAR results for the 2015-2016 school year as well as information from TEA regarding the State’s accountability ratings release schedule.  
10. Closed Session
The Board did not enter into closed session.
11. Open Session
11.1 District Employees and Officers:  Texas Government Code §551.071, §551.074 and §551.129
11.1.1 A motion was made by John Henry Holloway, seconded by Sharon Nelson to accept the following employment report by Superintendent Hockenberry. 
Ian Angelo, Teacher/Coach – Center Middle School
Kristine Brown, Teacher – AEP
Lynnette Cortinas, Teacher – Center Middle School
Barry Ford, Teacher/Coach – Center Middle School
Paige Grogan, Instructional Aide – Center Intermediate School
William Hudspeth, ISS Aide – Center Middle School
Paula Keese, Special Education Teacher – Center Intermediate School
Justin Manton, Teacher/Coach – Center Middle School
Lauren Mathieu, Special Education Resource Aide, Center Middle School
Lynn Parrish, Teacher – Center Middle School
Josephine Sutis, Special Education Resource Aide, Center High School
Shedrick Sparks, Police Officer
Amiee Vaughn, RN – Center High School
Michele Whiddon, Teacher – Center High School
The motion carried 4-0.
11.1.2 A motion was made by John Henry Holloway, seconded by Sharon Nelson to accept the following resignations/retirements as recommended by Superintendent Hockenberry. 
Julie Goodwin, CIS Teacher – Resignation
Sarah Martin, CMS Teacher – Resignation
Laura Oates, CMS Special Education Teacher – Resignation
Roque Palomino, CHS Teacher/Coach – Resignation
Heather Williamson, CMS Teacher – Resignation
The motion carried 4-0.
11.1.3 There were no extended emergency sick leaves to be considered by the Board. 
12. Adjournment
A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by James Greer to adjourn the meeting at 7:16 p.m.
The motion carried 4-0.

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