August 21, 2006

     A regular meeting of the Collinsville Independent School District Board of Trustees was held on Monday, August 21, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. in the Superintendent’s Office, 500 Reeves Street, Collinsville, Texas.

     The meeting was called to order by President, Grady Fails.

     Quorum was established with the following members present:  Johnny Lee Godsey, Mindy Kerr, Grady Fails, Donita Byrom, Darryl Carney, Larry Kittrell and Randy Adams.  Others present were:  Superintendent, Tim Wright; High School Principal and Technology Director, Ken Kemp; Elementary Principal, Cindy Brown; Business Manager, Karen Shotwell, Sharon Adams, Sheri Wright, Kevin Lawdermilk, Rachel Lawdermilk and Lisa VanHooser.       Invocation: Invocation was given by Tim Wright. 

Citizen Participation:  There was no citizen participation.

Minutes:  A motion was made by Mindy Kerr and seconded by Darryl Carney to approve the minutes of the July 17, 2006, regular meeting.  The motion carried 7-0.


Tax Rate Adoption:  A motion was made by Johnny Lee Godsey and seconded by Randy Adams to approve the ordinance adopting the 2006-07 tax rate as follows:  M&O $1.328 and I&S $.069 for a total tax rate of $1.397.  The motion carried 7-0. 


Policy Update 78:  I Darryl Carney move that the board, add, revise, or delete (LOCAL) policies as recommended by TASB Policy Services and according to the instruction sheet for TASB Localized Policy Manual Update 78 and I Randy Adams second the motion.  The motion carried 7-0.


Administrators Reports: 

            Ken Kemp reported as a Principal that high school started school with no major issues.  He informed the Board that he has teachers on the parking lot in the morning and afternoon trying to help the flow of traffic.  He reported as a Technology Director that everything was going well and he was going to add internet phones to the portable buildings so that they have a way to communicate with them.

            Cindy Brown reported that everything at elementary was going well.  The teachers are working hard and they have not had any major issues so far.

            Danny David reported that football and volleyball are going well.  He also reported that they have several new students in athletics this year.


Enrollment:  Total enrollment for the district is 631 with 344 in elementary and 287 in high school.


Mr. Wright reported that he was very proud of the district’s TAKS scores.  Mr. Wright reported to the Board that he is working on the insurance to send payment for the damaged roof on the auditorium.

Executive Session:  The Board went into executive session at 7:45 p.m. to discuss personnel.  The Board returned to regular session at 9:23 p.m.  No action was taken at this time. 

Mr. Wright discussed the agreement with the City and School with the old and new athletic facilities.  He also discussed the transfer policy with the Board.

Resignations:  Mr. Wright discussed the resignations with the Board.

Employee Contracts:  Mr. Wright discussed employee contracts with the Board.


Budget Amendment:  A motion was made by Johnny Lee Godsey and seconded by Larry Kittrell to approve the budget amendment as presented.  The motion carried 7-0.

    Adjourn:  A motion was made by Darryl Carney and seconded by Johnny Lee Godsey to adjourn at 9:25 p.m.  The motion carried 7-0.  The meeting was adjourned at 9:25 p.m. by President, Grady Fails with all seven members present.  There were no objections.



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President – Grady Fails                                                             Secretary – Mindy Kerr

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