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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, August 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; Daphne LaRock; Sharon Nelson; Rayford Copelin, Deputy Superintendent; Tammy Lemoine, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction; Betty McDaniel, Director of Finance and James Hockenberry, Superintendent
 
Absent: Traci Willoughby and Dan Wilkins
 
Visitors: Tina Byrnes, Southwest Foodservice Excellence; Matt Gregory, CHS Administrator; Steve Synder, Light and Champion and Lindsey Tipton, Southwest Foodservice Excellence
 
2. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance
 
James Greer gave the invocation and Matt Gregory led the Pledge of Allegiance.
 
3. Public Comments/Audience Participation
 
None
 
4. 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 July 11, 2016, the July  Investment Report (2015-2016), the Tax Collection Report (July 2016), the Financial Reports (July 2016) and approve payments over $50,000.
 
The motion carried 4-0.
 
 
5. Consider Approval of Notice of Public Meeting to Discuss Budget and Proposed Tax Rate August 31, 2016
 
A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by Daphne LaRock to approve the notice of public meeting to discuss budget and proposed tax rate on August 31, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. 
 
The motion reads as follows:
 
“I move that the Board of Trustees of Center ISD approve the Notice of Public Meeting to discuss the 2016-2017 budget and proposed tax rate. 
 
The meeting will be held at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, August 31, 2015 at the Center ISD Administration Office.  
 
The proposed Operating budget is $22,261,717.
The proposed Interest and Sinking (I&S) budget is $1,232,350.
 
The proposed Maintenance & Operation (M&O) tax rate of $1.1700 and the proposed I&S tax rate of $.1638 for a total tax rate of $1.3338.
 
The motion carried 4-0. 
 
6. Presentation of Center High School (Flex) Lunch
 
Matt Gregory presented the new flex lunch program at Center High School (CHS), which is scheduled to be rolled out on September 14, 2016.  The flex lunch program will provide academic support to the students as well as providing the students with opportunities to become connected to CHS while addressing the before and after school conflicts with many of the extracurricular activities.  
 
7. Summer Leadership Institute Summary
 
Sharon Nelson delivered an overview of the 2016 Summer Leadership Institute Conference.
 
8. Appoint Delegate and Alternative Delegate TASA/TASB Conference
 
Traci Willoughby was appointed as the delegate and Dan Wilkins as the alternate delegate for the upcoming TASA/TASB Conference 2016.
 
9. Schedule “Team of Eight” Training
 
The Board selected September 20, 2016 as the date for “Team of Eight” training.  
 
10. Construction Update
 
Rayford Copelin provided the Board with an update of the ongoing construction projects.  
 
 
11. Discussion of Future Facilities and Schedule Campus Visits
 
The Board continued their ongoing discussion of future facilities at Center ISD.  Dr. Hockenberry suggested campus visits take place after the students return.  Dr. Hockenberry will provide the members of the Board with a schedule.
 
12. Consideration and Approval of 2016-2017 Objectives 
 
The objectives for the 2016-2017 school year were presented to the Board.  The goals are: 
 
Goal 1: Emphasize systemic instructional initiatives in literacy at all levels and in all content areas, with special emphasis in grades K through 10.
 
Performance Objective:  By the end of the year, in grades K-10, all students will show at least one year’s growth in reading as indicated by local and STAAR reading assessments.  
Performance Objective: In grades K-10, students will improve two levels in writing as indicated on the appropriate STAAR Writing Rubric in grades K-3,5,6,8, STAAR writing exam (grades 4 and 7) and the English I and II STAAR exams.
 
Goal 2: CISD will establish a learning environment that promotes the physical, mental and emotional well-being of all staff and students.
 
Performance Objective: CISD will design, support and encourage extracurricular programs that instill competitive values and teamwork among all student groups.
 
A motion was made by John Henry Holloway, seconded by Sharon Nelson to approve the 2016-2017 objectives.
 
The motion carried 4-0.
 
13. Consideration and Approval of 2016-2017 Breakfast and Lunch Meal Prices
 
Tina Byrnes presented the proposed breakfast and lunch menu prices for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year.  Paperwork was completed during the summer and the State sent a report indicating that the District must raise the price of breakfast and lunch at least five (5) cents.  
 
A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by John Henry Holloway to approve the 2016-2017 breakfast and lunch meal prices.
 
The motion carried 4-0.
 
 
14. Consideration and Approval of the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (TTESS) and List of Appraisers for the 2016-2017 School Year
 
The Board received the new Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System (TTESS) guidelines and the list of certified appraisers for the upcoming 2016-2017 school year.
 
John Henry Holloway made the motion, seconded by Daphne LaRock approve the Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System and the list of appraisers for the 2016-2017 school year.
 
The motion carried 4-0.
 
15. Consider and Approval of the 2016-2017 Grading Guidelines
 
A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by John Henry Holloway to approve the 2016-20175 grading policies.
 
The motion carried 4-0.
 
16. Consideration and Approval to Continue the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA)
 
Sharon Nelson made the motion, seconded by John Henry Holloway to continue the Children’s Internet Protection Act (CIPA). 
 
The motion carried 4-0.
 
17. Consideration and Approval to Renew Student Accident Insurance
 
No action taken by the Board as the student accident insurance has been handled.
 
18. Authorize Administration to Conduct Surplus Sale
 
Daphne LaRock made the motion, seconded by John Henry Holloway to authorize Administration to conduct a surplus sale. 
 
The motion carried 4-0.0
 
19. Distribution of TASB Policy Update 105
 
Each member of the Board received a copy of the TASB Policy Update 105, affecting Local Policies.
 
20. Order Board of Trustee Election on November 8, 2016
 
John Henry Holloway made a motion, seconded by Daphne LaRock to order a Board Trustees election on November 8, 2016.  
 
The motion carried 4-0.
 
 
21. Closed Session
 
James Greer called for a closed session at 7:40 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, extended emergency sick leave and private consultation with the Board’s attorney.
 
22. Open Session
 
The Board returned into open session at 7:56 p.m.  No action was taken in closed session. 
 
22.1 District Employees and Officers:  Texas Government Code §551.071, §551.074 and §551.129
 
22.1.1 A motion was made by John Henry Holloway, seconded by Daphne LaRock to accept the following employment report by Superintendent Hockenberry. 
 
Leticia Abundiz, Bilingual Aide – F.L. Moffett Primary School
Dempsey Compton, Teacher/Coach – Center Middle School
Kristie Devers, Teacher – Center Middle School
Katina Hubbard, Life Skills Aide – Center Intermediate School
Gary Keese, Teacher – Center Middle School
Vanessa Renteria Lopez, Campus Secretary – Center Intermediate School
Gerardo Martinez, Aide – Center High School
Kindle Parrish, Teacher – Center Intermediate School
Chase Rathke, Teacher/Coach – Center High School
Claudia Martinez Rodriguez, Bilingual Aide – F.L. Moffett Primary School
Hannah Wolf, Instructional Aide - Moffett Primary School
 
The motion carried 4-0.
 
22.1.2 A motion was made by John Henry Holloway, seconded by Daphne LaRock to accept the following resignations/retirements as recommended by Superintendent Hockenberry. 
 
Janice Barton, AEP Aide – Resignation
Alicia Javier, FLM Bilingual Aide – Resignation
Rebecca Mireles, FLM Bilingual Aide – Resignation
Elizabeth Sanders, FLM Bilingual Aide – Resignation
 
The motion carried 4-0.
 
22.1.3 There were no extended emergency sick leaves to be considered by the Board. 
 
22.1. There was no action to be taken regarding the private consultation with the Board’s attorney.
 
 
23. Adjournment
 
A motion was made by John Henry Holloway, seconded by Sharon Nelson to adjourn the meeting at 7:57 p.m.
 
The motion carried 4-0.
 

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