Center ISD Board of Trustees Unofficial Minutes of Regular Meeting

September 17, 2015 A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center Independent School District (CISD) was held on Monday, September 15, 2015 beginning at 6:00 p. m. at Center ISD Administration Board Room located at 107 Private Road 605 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; Daphne LaRock; Sharon Nelson; Stephen Shires; Traci Willoughby; Dan Wilkins; Rayford Copelin, Deputy Superintendent; Betty McDaniel, Director of Finance; and James Hockenberry, Superintendent

Absent: John Henry Holloway and Tammy Lemoine, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction

Visitors: Danny Berry, Berry and Clay Construction; Ronda Bauman, TASB HR Services; Tina Byrnes, Southwest Foodservice Excellence; Jennifer Lang, TASB HR Services and Steve Snyder, Light and Champion

2. Invocation and Pledge of Allegiance - Rayford Copelin gave the invocation and Betty McDaniel led the Pledge of Allegiance.

3. Public Comments/Audience Participation - None

4. Presentation of the CISD Employee Engagement Survey

Ms. Lang, Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) HR Services representative, provided an overview of the results from the May, 2015 Center ISD Employee Engagement Survey. There were 313 (81%) CISD employees that had responded to the survey. The Board thanked Ms. Lang and Ms. Bauman for compiling the data and providing the Board with useful information.

5. Consent Agenda

A motion was made by Sharon Nelson, seconded by Stephen Shires to approve the consent agenda consisting of the minutes from the regular meeting on August 17, 2015, minutes from the special meeting on August 31, 2015, the Investment Report (2014-2015), the Tax Collection Report (August 2015), the Financial Reports (August 2015), no Overnight Student Activity Trips and no budget amendments.

The motion carried 6-0.

6. Update on Facilities Projects

The Board received an update on the facilities projects from Danny Berry, Berry and Clay Construction. Mr. Berry noted progress is going well at the CMS gym and CIS. Bleachers are being installed at CMS and work will begin on the air conditioning at CMS gym on Monday, September 21, 2015.

Dr. Hockenberry has alerted the administrators and coaches that middle school volleyball practice will be relocated to the newly renovated CIS gym on Wednesday, September 23, 2015. Dr. Hockenberry noted that the students, parents, coaches and community have been very patient with the change of settings.

7. Closed Session - The Board did not enter into closed session.

8. Open Session

8.1 District Employees and Officers: Texas Government Code §551.071, §551.074 and §551.129
8.1.1 There were no employment of personnel to be considered by the Board.
8.1.2 There were no resignations to be considered by the Board. 
8.1.3 There were no extended emergency sick leaves to be considered by the Board.

9. Adjournment

A motion was made by Dan Wilkins, seconded by Traci Willoughby to adjourn the meeting at 6:29 p.m.

The motion carried 6-0.