October 20, 2008

     A regular meeting of the Collinsville Independent School District Board of Trustees was held on Monday, October 20, 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:  Dan Fallin, Donita Byrom, Jonathan Hackett, Larry Kittrell, Randy Adams, and Justin McDonnell.  Johnny Lee Godsey was absent at this time.  Others present were:  Superintendent, Tim Wright; High School Principal, Cindy Brown; Intermediate Principal and Technology Director, Ken Kemp; Athletic Director, Danny David; Primary Principal, Sheila Riddle; Business Manager, Karen Shotwell, Zona Covington and Heath Gammon.   

Invocation:  Invocation was given by Jonathan Hackett. 


Citizen Participation:  There was no citizen participation.    


Minutes:  A motion was made by Jonathan Hackett and seconded by Randy Adams to approve the minutes of the August 18, 2008, regular meeting, September 2, 2008, special meeting, September 15, 2008, regular meeting and the October 14, 2008, special meeting.  The motion carried 6-0.


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


Refinance Lease Purchase:  A motion was made by Dan Fallin and seconded by Larry Kittrell to table the refinancing of the lease purchase of the Primary Building until a later date.  Mr. Wright is to get estimates for other repairs and needs for the District. 


Administrators Reports:

Cindy Brown reported that the exit level tests are being given at the high school this week.  The band did well in competition Saturday.  This is Red Ribbon Week and the Ag students participated at the State Fair and did well.


Danny David reported that volleyball is coming to an end and the varsity is in second place.  The football team is also doing well and they play Muenster this week.      


Sheila Riddle said her campus is working on the security audit.  Jackie Crisp gave the third grade dictionaries.  Some classes have gone on field trips.  Fall Festival is Saturday.


Ken Kemp reported as Technology Director that we are having some computer issues that he is working on.  He reported to the Board that the teachers are bench marking the students and Mrs. Covington has a student teacher with her for a few more days.  He is also working on the security audit for his campus.   He is working on getting speakers replaced for the auditorium and football field.    


Update on the Auditorium1:   Mr. Wright updated the Board on the auditorium and  Ken Kemp demonstrated the new projector.      


Ag Extension:  A motion was made by Larry Kittrell and seconded by Donita Byrom to approve the Ag Extension (4H) as presented.  The motion carried 6-0.


Staff Pay Increases:  The Board discussed faculty and staff increases for the 2008-09 school year.  See attached for details on how and when the increases will be given.


Executive Session:  The Board went into executive session at 8:00 p.m. for the purpose of personnel authorized by Section 550.074 of the Texas Government Code.  The Board returned to Regular Session at 8:48 p.m.  No action was taken at this time.


Adjourn:  A motion was made by Justin McDonnell and seconded by Larry Kittrell to adjourn at 8:48 p.m.  The motion carried 6-0.  The meeting was adjourned at 8:48 p.m. by President, Justin McDonnell with six members present and Johnny Lee Godsey absent.   There were no objections.



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President – Justin McDonnell                                         Secretary – Johnny Lee Godsey


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