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Minutes of Regular Meeting

 

The Board of Trustees

Center ISD

 

 


 

A Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center ISD was held Thursday, July 11, 2013, beginning at 6:00 PM in the Center ISD Administration Boardroom 107 PR 605 Center, TX 75935.

 

 

1.

Call to Order and Establish a Quorum

 

Dr. Golden called the meeting to order at 6:01 p.m.

 

Present: Dixon Golden, Deborah Chadwick, Ortega Cartwright, Sharon Nelson, Deputy Superintendent Rayford Copelin, Assistant Superintendent Dr. Tammy Lemoine, Director of Finance and Business Operations Betty McDaniel, and Superintendent Dr. James Hockenberry

 

Jim Sawyer arrived at 6:40

 

Absent: Dan Wilkins and Stephen Shires

 

Visitors: Elliot Minshew, Tim Best, and Aaron M. from Southwest Food Service Excellence

 

 

2.

Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance

 

Ortega Cartwright gave the invocation and Betty McDaniel led the Pledge of Allegiance.

 

 

3.

Public Comments/Audience Participation

 

Elliot Minshew, Director of Dining Services was recognized by Southwest Food Service Excellence and received “most improved program award.” At that time Elliot introduced the culinary chef Aaron M. and nutrition specialist Tim Best.

 

 

4.

Consent Agenda

 

A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by Ortega Cartwright to approve the consent agenda consisting of the following items:

 

A.

Minutes of June 17, 2013 and June 29, 2013

 

B.

Tax Office Report

 

C.

Investment Report

 

D.

Monthly Financial Statement

 

E.

Amendments to the Budget

 

F.

Overnight Student Activity Trips


CHS Chaparrals – Awarded Team All-American status at summer dance camp and therefore earned the right to participate in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade -- New York City, New York -- 24 students -- Departing Saturday, November 23  and Returning Friday, November 29 -- Sponsor, LeeAnn McGraw

 

The motion carried 4-0.

 

 

5.

Accounts Payable

 

No Report

 

 

6.

Overview of the Texas Education Commissioner Adopted Accountability System for Campuses and District

 

Superintendent Hockenberry provided an overview of the Texas Education Commissioner Adopted Accountability System for Campuses and District. It was noted that this system is significantly different from the previous accountability system. It is complex and considers many factors in determining accountability ratings.
 

 

7.

Distribution, Review, and Discussion of Preliminary 2013-2014 Budget


Director of Finance and Business Operations Betty McDaniel distributed and discussed the first draft of the 2013-2014 budget.

 

 

8.

Consideration and Approval of 2013-2014 Grading Policies

 

A motion was made by Deborah Chadwick, seconded by Ortega Cartwright to approve the 2013-2014 grading policies. The motion carried 4-0.

 

 

9.

Consideration and Approval of TASB Policy Update 97

 

A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by Deborah Chadwick to approve TASB policy update 97 as presented. The motion carried 4-0.

 

 

Dr. Golden called for a meeting recess at 6:40 p.m. The meeting reconvened at 7:10 p.m.

 

 

10.

Closed Session: Texas Government Code 551.074 and 551.072

 

Dr. Golden called for a closed session under Texas Government Code 551.074 and 551.072 at 7:10 p.m.

 

Reconvene in open session: The Board reconvened in open session at 7:40 p.m. No action was taken in closed session.

 

 

A.

District Employees and Officers: Texas Government Code 551.074

 

A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by Deborah Chadwick to accept and approve the following items:

 

1.

Resignation/Retirement of Personnel


Donna Shannon -- CHS Teacher/Coach
Brooke Horn -- CMS Teacher
Sally Wilburn -- CES P.E. Teacher

 

2.

Leave of Absence

 

None

 

3.

Employment of Personnel


Shelly Hudspeth -- CMS LVN
Kristy Jurecka -- Instructional Coach
Michael Moore -- CES Teacher
Sarah Veneble -- Special Education Teacher

Virginia Fischer – CHS Teacher

Stephanie Wilkerson – Payroll Officer

 

The motion carried 5-0.

 

 

B.

Real Property: Texas Government Code 551.072

 

A motion was made by Jim Sawyer, seconded by Ortega Cartwright to authorize administration to publish “notice of intent” to purchase real property as presented by Superintendent Hockenberry, being approximately 3.021 acres of land in the Nancy Smith Survey, A-0644, Center, Shelby County, Texas. The motion carried 5-0.
 

 

11.

Adjournment

 

A motion was made by Jim Sawyer, seconded by Ortega Cartwright to adjourn the meeting at 7:43 p.m. The motion carried 5-0.

 

               

 

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