September 15, 2008

     A regular meeting of the Collinsville Independent School District Board of Trustees was held on Monday, September 15, 2007 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; High School Principal, Cindy Brown; Intermediate Principal and Technology Director, Ken Kemp; Athletic Director, Danny David; Business Manager, Karen Shotwell, Primary Principal, Sheila Riddle, Kim Faulconer, Andrew Clark from Powell & Leon and Auditor, Gary Sorrell.

Invocation:  Invocation was given by Donita Byrom. 


Citizen Participation:  There was no citizen participation at this time. 


Minutes:  A motion was made by Johnny Lee Godsey and seconded by Randy Adams to table approving the minutes of the August 18, 2008, regular meeting and the September 2, 2008, special meeting until the October meeting when corrections can be made.  The motion carried 7-0.


Refinancing Lease Purchase:  Andrew Clark discussed refinancing the lease purchase of the Primary Building with the Board.  Consensus of the Board was to place it on the agenda for the October Board meeting for approval.


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


2007-2008 Audit:  A motion was made by Randy Adams and seconded by Johnny Lee Godsey to approve the fiscal audit for the 2007-08 school year.  The motion carried 7-0.


Administrators Reports:


Cindy Brown reported that the school year is going well. She also reported that TAKS scores have improved.  Homecoming is coming up and the high school is working with the community on the parade.  The alarm has not been set because of mechanical problems but it should be repaired soon and will be set at that time.  


Danny David reported that the volleyball and football are both doing well.  The Pirates will play S&S for homecoming.


Sheila Riddle reported that things are going great on her campus.  She has been testing the students for the gifted and talented program.  The Fall Festival is being planned.  She also reported that the principals attended a walk thru workshop in Whitesboro.


Ken Kemp reported as Technology Director that he is working on the software for the lunch lines.  The screen for the auditorium has finally arrived.  This is the last year for Winschool so the district will have to buy new servers to support the new software. 

He reported as Principal that the new teachers are doing great.  He put a camera in the entrance so Debbie Campbell could see who is coming in the building.  Grandparents day was a huge success.  The fifth grade parents are concerned about the amount of home work that their children are having. 


Tim Wright reported that the awning is complete and the auditorium is almost complete.  Someone is coming to measure for the curtains and the floor company is waiting for parts for their equipment so they can finish.  There is an engineer coming to check on the Primary Building for flooding issues.  The City of Collinsville has the easement rights for the Athletic Complex.


Visions and Goals:  A motion was made by Larry Kittrell and seconded by Donita Byrom to approve the visions and goals as presented.  The motion carried 7-0.


Executive Session:  The Board went into executive session at 8:35 p.m. for the purpose of personnel authorized by Section 550.074 of the Texas Government Code.  The Board returned to regular session at 9:06 p.m.


Adjourn:  A motion was made by Johnny Lee Godsey and seconded by Larry Kittrell  to adjourn at 9:06 p.m.  The motion carried 7-0.  The meeting was adjourned at 9:06 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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