Center ISD Unofficial School Board Minutes for May 11

May 15, 2017 - A regular meeting of the Board of Trustees of Center Independent School District (CISD) was held on Thursday, May 11, 2017 beginning at 12:00 p.m. at Center High School Library located at located at 658 Roughrider Drive in Center, Texas 75935.

1. Call Meeting to Order and Establish a Quorum

James Greer called the meeting to order at 12:00 p.m. and declared a quorum.

Present: James Greer; Allison Johnson; Daphne LaRock; Casey Lout; Matthew Mettauer; Traci Willoughby; Tammy Lemoine, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction; Betty McDaniel, Director of Finance and James Hockenberry, Superintendent

Absent: John Henry Holloway

Visitors: Jonathan Ariza, CHS student (The Lariat); Tina Byrnes, Southwest Foodservice Excellence; Matthew Gregory, CHS Administrator; Heath Hagler, CIS Administrator; Jake Henson, CMS Administrator; Inez Hughes, Bilingual/ESL Coordinator; Alysen Jefferson, CHS student (The Lariat); Adam Ramirez, CHS teacher; Bonnie Reed and Mickey Wulf, Special Services Director

2. Invocation and Pledges of Allegiance

Tammy Lemoine gave the invocation and Cheyenne Byrnes led the Pledges of Allegiance.

3. Public Comments/Audience Participation: None

4. Recognition of Morgan Ray, 2017 UIL State Champion in Traditional Animation

Matt Gregory introduced the 2017 UIL State Champion in Traditional Animation from Center High School, Morgan Ray.  The Board was treated to her film.

5. Recognition of Academics, Band and Sports Participants 

Matt Gregory introduced the sponsors and coaches as they presented the CHS students and their achievements beyond District competition. The programs recognized: Academics, Band, FFA and Sports.

6. 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 April 13, 2017 and the special called meeting on May 1, 2017, Investment Report (April 2017); Tax Collection Report (April 2017); Financial Reports (April 2017); payment approvals over $50,000 and Overnight Student Activity Trips.

The motion carried 6-0.

7. Consideration to Authorize Administration to Solicit Proposals for Construction Manager at Risk on Urgent Needs Project

A motion was made by Matthew Mettauer, seconded by Casey Lout to authorize Administration to solicit proposals for Construction Manager at Risk on Urgent Needs Project.    

The motion carried 6-0.

8. Discussion and Consideration of Updated Urgent Needs Projects

The Board received information/costs to retrofitting a school bus for the band program. The Board reviewed the information that they had received from Mr. Smith, Band Director regarding cargo trucks.

A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by Allison Johnson to authorize Administration to purchase a new box truck for up to $80,000 for the band program.

The motion carried 6-0.

9. Closed Session

James Greer called for a closed session at 1:01 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 real property.

10. Open Session

The Board returned into open session at 1:42 p.m. No action was taken in closed session. 

10.1 District Employees and Officers:  Texas Government Code §551.074 

10.1.1 A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by Daphne LaRock to accept the resignations/retirements as recommended by Superintendent Hockenberry. 

Rachel Fisher, CES Teacher – resignation
Morgen Hamlin, FLM Teacher – resignation
Paul Harvey, CHS Teacher – resignation
Vicki Lunell, CIS Teacher – resignation
Anthony Marshall, CMS Teacher, Resignation
Stan McGarvey, CHS Teacher/Coach, resignation
Yolanda Davis, CMS Teacher - retirement

The motion carried 6-0.

10.1.2 A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by Matthew Mettauer to approve the employment of personnel as recommended by Superintendent Hockenberry. 

Perla Araiza, Teacher - Center Elementary School

The motion carried 6-0.

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

10.2 Real Property:  Texas Government Code §551.072

10.1.2 There was no action to be taken on real property. 

11. Adjournment

A motion was made by Traci Willoughby, seconded by Matthew Mettauer to adjourn the meeting at 1:44 p.m.

The motion carried 6-0