November 17, 2008


     A regular meeting of the Collinsville Independent School District Board of Trustees was held on Monday, November 17, 2008 at 7:00 p.m. in the Superintendent’s Office, 500 Reeves Street, Collinsville, Texas.

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

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


Invocation:  Invocation was given by Johnny Lee Godsey.    


Citizen Participation:  There was no citizen participation.      


Minutes:  A motion was made by Donita Byrom and seconded by Johnny Lee Godsey to approve the minutes of the October 20, 2008, regular meeting and the November 10, 2008 special meeting.  The motion carried 7-0.


Administrators Reports:


Danny David talked about the volleyball season and that the football team is co-district champs.  Basketball season has now started.       

            Cindy Brown reported that they had a mock election and debates at the high school.  Jr. High OAP did well and the whole cast received honorable mention.      

            Ken Kemp reported that bench marking was being done on his campus and they also had a mock election.  He had WWII visitors come and talk to his students.  He informed the Board that he purchased 66 computers with grant money.        

            Sheila Riddle said that the book fair and the fall festival went well.  UIL is starting up. 


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


Development Agreement between CISD and Plaza Joint Venture:  A motion was made by Johnny Lee Godsey and seconded by Randy Adams to table any action until November 24, 2008 until the attorney can check over the wording of the agreement.  The motion carried 7-0.


Less Tears More Years Program:  A motion was made by Donita and seconded by Randy Adams to approve the Less Tears More Years Program.  The motion carried 5-2 with Dan Fallin and Larry Kittrell voting against.


Update 84:   I, Johnny Lee Godsey 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 84 and I Randy Adams seconded the motion.  The motion carried 7-0.


Extra Duty Pay:  A motion was made by Johnny Lee Godsey and seconded by Donita Byrom to have the extra duty pay included in the December pay check for the amount of $250.00 which will include any and all taxes.  The motion carried 7-0.


Executive Session:  The Board went into executive session at 7:31 p.m. for the purpose of deliberation regarding real property authorized by Section 551.072 of the Texas Government Code.  The Board returned to regular session at 7:42 p.m.  No action was taken at this time.


Adjourn:  A motion was made by Larry Kittrell and seconded by Randy Adams to adjourn at 8:12 p.m.  The motion carried 7-0.  The meeting was adjourned at 8:12 p.m. by President, Justin McDonnell and all seven members present.  There were no objections.



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President – Justin McDonnell                                                     Secretary – Johnny Lee Godsey


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