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Recent Center School Board Minutes

A Called Meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center ISD was held Friday, August 30, 2013, beginning at 12:00 PM in the Center ISD Administration Boardroom 107 PR 605 Center, TX 75935.




Call Meeting to Order and Establish a Quorum


Dr. Golden called the meeting to order at 12:00 p.m.


Present: Dixon Golden, Ortega Cartwright, Deborah Chadwick, Jim Sawyer, Sharon Nelson, Dan Wilkins, Stephen Shires, Director of Finance and Business Operations Betty McDaniel, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Tammy Lemoine, Deputy Superintendent Rayford Copelin, and Superintendent James Hockenberry


Absent: None


Visitor(s): Jeff Ackerman of Southwest Food Service Excellence




Consider Approval of Amendments to the 2012-2013 Budget   


A motion was made by Jim Sawyer, seconded by Dan Wilkins to approve the amendments to the 2012-2013 budget. The motion carried 7-0.  



Public Hearing on the Adoption of the 2013-2014 Budget and Tax Rate


A public hearing was held on the adoption of the 2013-2014 budget and tax rate.




Consider Adoption of the 2013-2014 Budget


A motion was made by Deborah Chadwick, seconded by Sharon Nelson to adopt the 2013-2014 budget. The motion read as follows:


“I move that the board adopt for the 2013-2014 school year the following budgets:


The Maintenance and Operation (M&O) Budget of $20,334,188; the National School Lunch and Breakfast Budget of $1,676,400; the Interest and Sinking (I&S) Budget of $1,292,213; and the Construction Fund Budget of $159,108.”

The motion carried 7-0.



Consider Adoption of the 2013-2014 Tax Rate


A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by Dan Wilkins to adopt the 2013-2014 tax rate. The motion read as follows:


“I move that the board adopt for the 2013-2014 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 .04% less taxes for maintenance and operations than last year’s tax rate.”


The motion carried 7-0.



Appoint Delegate and Alternate Delegate to the TASA/TASB Conference


A motion was made by Ortega Cartwright, seconded by Sharon Nelson to appoint Jim Sawyer as delegate and Dan Wilkins as alternate delegate to the TASA/TASB Conference. The motion carried 7-0.



District Employees and Officers


A motion was made by Stephen Shires, seconded by Dan Wilkins to employ the district employees and officers as recommended by the Superintendent.



Resignation/Retirement of Personnel

Nicolle Davis -- Instructional Technologist



Employment of Personnel

Amy O'Dell -- CMS Teacher
Erica Klein -- CES Teacher (Class Size Reduction)
Mayra Hernandez -- CIS Bilingual Aide
Genera Bolton -- CMS Special Education Aide



Employment of Substitute Teachers




Leave(s) of Absence

Joyce Hill


The motion carried 7-0.





A motion was made by Dan Wilkins, seconded by Ortega Cartwright to adjourn the meeting at 12:10 p.m. The motion carried 7-0.



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