Minutes of Regular Meeting The Board of Trustees  Center ISD

Joyce Permenter

 

 

 

A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center Independent School District (CISD) was held on Thursday, September 14, 2017 beginning at 12:00 p.m. at Center Independent School District Administrative Office Building located at 107 Private Road 605 in Center, Texas 75935.

 

1.    Call Meeting to Order and Establish a Quorum

 

John Henry Holloway called the meeting to order at 12:00 p.m. and declared a quorum. 

 

Present:    John Henry Holloway; Allison Johnson; Daphne LaRock; Casey Lout; Matthew     Mettauer; Traci Willoughby, Betty McDaniel, Director of Finance and James     Hockenberry, Superintendent

 

Absent:    None

 

Visitors:    Rick Baker, CISD Transportation Supervisor; David Golden, McKinley-Golden     Architects; Matthew Gregory, CHS Principal; Heath Hagler, CIS Principal; Jake     Henson, CMS Principal; Jimmie Johnston, Southwest Foodservice Excellence;     Kris Kirby; Malcolm McKinley, McKinley-Golden Architects; Shelly Norvell,     CES Principal and Teresa Richard, Director of Instruction and RTI

 

2.    Invocation and Pledges of Allegiance

 

Casey Lout gave the invocation and Allison Johnson led the Pledges of Allegiance.

 

3.    Public Comments/Audience Participation

 

    None

 

4.    Consent Agenda

 

A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by Daphne LaRock to approve the consent agenda consisting of the minutes from the regular meeting on August 8, 2017, the minutes from the special called meeting on August 31, 2017, the Tax Collection Report (August 2017); Financial Reports (July and August 2017); Investment Report (August 2017); payment approval over $50,000 and Overnight Student Activity Trips.

 

The motion carried 6-0.

 

5.    Consider and approve the Sale of Property Due to the Non-Payment of Taxes

 

A motion was made by Matthew Mettauer, seconded by Casey Lout to approve the sale of property located at 1423 Netherly Street in Center, Texas due to the non-payment of taxes in the amount of $4,500.00 to Ms. Jennifer Gray and Mr. Garnet White III. 

 

The motion carried 6-0.

 

6.    Discussion to Formally Name and Dedicate the New Agriculture Science Building

 

A motion was made by Matthew Mettauer, seconded by Daphne LaRock to formally name and dedicate the CHS New Agriculture Science Building as the James K. Greer Agriculture Science Building.  A formal dedication will be scheduled in December.  

 

The motion carried 6-0.

 

7.    Discussion of Lead Teacher Positions and Academic Stipends

 

A discussion was held about the Lead Teacher positions and current academic stipends in place for various positions. It was presented by the Superintendent and discussed by the Board, innovative ways to attract, grow and retain the lead and core content teachers for Center ISD. It was suggested a workshop be scheduled in the near future to constructively further discuss and potentially design innovative and flexible ways to attract, grow and retain lead and core content teachers. 

 

A motion was made by Matthew Mettauer, seconded by Daphne LaRock to schedule a workshop to discuss core content teachers at Center ISD.

 

The motion carried 6-0.

 

8.    Discussion of Grade Level Realignment and Concepts

 

The Board discussed grade level realignment for the District.  A workshop will be scheduled for the Board, Campus Principals to discuss grade-level realignment for Center ISD.

 

9.     2016-2017 Accountability Summary Reports

 

The 2016-2017 Accountability Summary reports were presented.  The District and all campuses “Met Standard.”  Center Elementary School received a distinction for “Student Progress”, Center Intermediate School received distinctions in “Student Progress” and “Mathematics” and Center High School received a distinction in “English Language Arts/Reading.”

 

10.    Update and Discussion of Transportation Fleet

 

An updated transportation fleet list was presented, which indicated a need to update the     District’s fleet.

 

11.    Closed Session

 

John Henry Holloway called for a closed session at 1:30 p.m. under Texas Government Code §551.074 and §551.072 for consideration of employment of contracted personnel, resignation/retirement, extended emergency sick leave and compensation and benefits.

 

12.    Open Session

 

The Board returned into open session at 1:52 p.m.  No action was taken in closed session. 

 

    12.1    District Employees and Officers:  Texas Government Code §551.074 

 

12.1.1    No action required by the Board as the Superintendent was granted contractual authority until September 1, 2017.

 

12.1.2    No action required by the Board as the Superintendent was granted contractual authority until September 1, 2017.

 

12.1.3    There were no extended emergency sick leaves to be considered by the Board. 

 

13.    Adjournment

 

A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by Casey Lout to adjourn the meeting at 1:57 p.m.

 

    The motion carried 6-0.