August 18, 2008

     A regular meeting of the Collinsville Independent School District Board of Trustees was held on Monday, August 18, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the Library at the Primary School, 502 Reeves Street, Collinsville, Texas.

     The meeting was called to order by President, Justin McDonnell.

     Quorum was established with the following members present:  Donita Byrom, Dan Fallin, Randy Adams, Larry Kittrell, Jonathan Hackett, Johnny Lee Godsey and Justin McDonnell.  Others present were:  Superintendent, Tim Wright; High School Principal, Cindy Brown, Primary Principal, Sheila Riddle, Technology Director and Intermediate Principal, Ken Kemp; Athletic Director, Danny David, Mrs. Gary, Dan Brown, Mrs. Teal and Sheri Wright.        


Invocation:  The invocation was given by Jonathan Hackett.


Citizen Participation:  There was no citizen participation.


Minutes:  A motion was made by Johnny Lee Godsey and seconded by Randy Adams to approve the minutes of the July 21, 2008, special meeting, the July 21, 2008 regular meeting, and the August 4, 2008 special meeting.  The motion carried 7-0.


Financial Review:  Mr. Wright reviewed the finances with the Board.


Administrator’s Reports:


Danny David reported that football and volleyball have started and both teams are doing well so far.

Sheila Riddle reported that the outdoor learning center is complete.  August 21, 2008 is meet the teacher night from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.   

Ken Kemp said that he replaced 3 servers.  Rewired the computer labs and replaced some software.  He also bought some laptops and upgraded computers. 

Cindy Brown said that meet the Pirates is going to be on August 28, 2008 at 6:30 p.m.


Security Audit:  Mr. Wright discussed the security audit with the Board.


Vision and Goals:  The Board discussed vision and goals with Mr. Wright.  The Board discussed having a vision and goals workshop on September 2, 2008 at 7:00 p.m.


Power Point for Rollback Election:   Mr. Wright showed the Board a power point for the roll back election.


Low Elevation at Primary Building:  A motion was made by Dan Fallin and seconded by Jonathan Hackett for Mr. Wright to hire a site survey engineer to alleviate low elevation at the primary building.  The motion carried 7-0.


Teacher Exit Survey:  A motion was made by Johnny Lee Godsey and seconded by Donita Byrom to turn exit surveys over to the administration.  The motion carried 7-0.






Appraisal Calendar for 2008-09:  A motion was made by Justin McDonnell and seconded by Johnny Lee Godsey to approve the appraisal calendar for the 2008-09 school year as presented.  Mr. Wright will have an evaluation in December 2008 and April 2009 to see if the vision and goal statement has been met.  The motion carried 7-0.


Student Handbook:   A motion was made by Johnny Lee Godsey and seconded by Randy Adams to approve the student handbook and student code of conduct for the 2008-09 school year.  The motion carried 7-0.


Hiring Authority:  A motion was made by Larry Kittrell and seconded by Randy Adams to approve the Board having the authorization to hire and accept resignations.  The motion carried 7-0.


Executive Session:  The Board went into executive session at 8:58 p.m. for the purpose of personnel authorized by Section 550.074 of the Texas Government Code.  The Board returned to regular session at 10:06 p.m.  No action was taken at this time.


Adjourn:  A motion was made by Randy Adams and seconded by Johnny Lee Godsey to adjourn at 10:15 p.m.  The motion carried 7-0.  The meeting was adjourned at 10:15 p.m. by President, Justin McDonnell with all seven members present.  There were no objections.






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President – Justin McDonnell                                                    Secretary – Johnny Lee Godsey


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