January 21, 2008

     A regular meeting of the Collinsville Independent School District Board of Trustees was held on Monday, January 21, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the Superintendent’s Office, 500 Reeves Street, Collinsville, Texas.

     The meeting was called to order by President, Johnny Lee Godsey.

     Quorum was established with the following members present:  Johnny Lee Godsey, Donita Byrom, Darryl Carney, Randy Adams, Justin McDonnell, Mindy Kerr and Larry Kittrell.  Others present were:  Superintendent, Tim Wright; High School Principal, Cindy Brown, Intermediate Principal and Technology Director, Ken Kemp; Elementary Principal, Sheila Riddle, Athletic Director, Danny David, Busines Manager, Karen Shotwell, Counselor, Kim Gammon, Scott Dishman, Cindy Dishman, Mary Ann Teel, Misti Price, Jeff Petska, Lisa Petska, Gay Fallin, Dan Fallin, Christie Hall, Kathy Patterson, Brenda Carney, Linda James, Betty McCray, Jerry Brown, Sheri Wright, Carol McKnight, Patty McDonnell, Torrey Price, Stephani Short, Christy Waters, Jodi Floyd, Blake Wilson, Gina Richroath, Carrie Lewter, David Jackson, Laurie Jackson, and Betty Crowe.      


Invocation:  Invocation was given by Mr. Petska. 


Citizen Participation:  Patty McDonnell addressed the Board and told them that she thought has been a positive year so far.   


Minutes:  A motion was made by Darryl Carney and seconded by Donita Byrom to approve the minutes of the December 17, 2007, regular meeting  and the January 15, 2008 special meeting.  The motion carried 7-0.


Old Business:   The Board would like to look at the plans that were done previously on the cafeteria renovation.  The  Board would like to see the money that was collected from the insurance company on the auditorium placed in one of the investment accounts.  We are waiting to get on the security camera company installation list to install the security cameras.


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


Administrators Reports:

Danny David reported that basketball is going in full force and now powerlifting, track, baseball and softball will be starting soon.      

Cindy Brown asked Sheri Wright and Stephani Short to give the Board a UIL report from the High School.   Mrs. Gammon spoke to the Board about the testing schedule and said that the financial workshop was a success.

Sheila Riddle said the Christmas Program was a success and Kindergarten thru third grade are testing.  She has been updating the Gifted and Talented program.

Ken Kemp said that the finance server had issues but was repaired quickly and he has ordered the laptops for the mandated PE requirements.      


Carl Perkins:  Kim Gammon discussed the Carl Perkins grant with the Board and consensus of the Board was to hold a special meeting to vote on whether to add the class or not.


Graduation Requirements:  Kim Gammon discussed the graduation requirements with the Board.


Extra-Curricular Absence Policy:  A motion was made by Larry Kittrell and seconded by Donita Byrom to keep the policy the same except to change the average to 80.  The motion carried 6-1 with Darryl Carney voting against.


Update 82: I, Darryl Carney move that the Board add Local Update 82 policies as recommended by TASB Policy Service and according to the instruction sheet for TASB Localized Policy Manual Update 82 and I Donita Byrom seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7-0.


Students who Vandalized Press Box:  No action was taken.


Assistant Principal:  No action was taken.


Executive Session:  The Board went into executive session at 9:24 p.m. for the purpose of personnel authorized by Section 550.074 of the Texas Government Code.  The Board returned to regular session at 11:25 p.m.  No action was taken at this time.


Superintendent’s Contract:   A motion was made by Justin McDonnell and seconded by Mindy Kerr to extend Mr. Wright’s contract one year with a 4% raise when contract is renewed in July.  The motion carried 4-3 (Darryl Carney, Larry Kittrell and Randy Adams voting against).


Adjourn:  A motion was made by Darryl Carney and seconded by Randy Adams to adjourn at 11:30 p.m.  The motion carried 7-0.  The meeting was adjourned at 10:05 p.m. by President, Grady Fails with six members present and Mindy Kerr absent. There were no objections.



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President – Johnny Lee Godsey                                                            Secretary – Larry Kittrell


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