EISD Board Notes for January 18, 2010

The Eastland Independent School District Board of Trustees met in regular session on Monday, January 18, 2010 at 6:30 p.m., in the conference room of the administration building.

Members present: Jim Moylan, Jr., Mike Montgomery, Marci Pearson, David Hullum, Jody Forbus, John Rodgers, Gordon Woolam

Members absent: None

Others present: Donald W. Hughes, Rebecca Hallmark, Joel Lawson, Brett Ramsey, Mary Jones, Doug Galyean, Sug Roller, Sandy Lyerla, JoAnn Rust, Burl Lowery

Agenda Item #1: Call Meeting to Order

Jim Moylan, Jr., president, called the meeting to order at 6:38 p.m.

Agenda Item #2: Open Forum

All present declined the opportunity to address the board in Open Forum.

Agenda Item #3: Consent Items

A motion was made by Gordon Woolam, seconded by Jody Forbus, and carried by unanimous vote, to approve the following consent items: minutes of the December 10, 2009 Regular Board Meeting, December 30, 2009 Called Board Meeting, payment of bills and Quarterly Investment Report.

Mike Montgomery arrived at 6:45 p.m.

Agenda Item #4: 2008-2009 Audit Report

A motion was made by Gordon Woolam, seconded by Jody Forbus, and carried by unanimous vote, to accept the 2008-2009 Audit Report as presented by Burl Lowery, C.P.A.

Agenda Item #5: Discuss Student Code of Conduct

The board discussed the Student Code of Conduct and will review it at the February meeting after Supt. Donald Hughes has gathered further information from other districts.

Agenda Item #6: Vision 20/20 Grant Update-SES & Middle School

A motion was made by Jody Forbus, seconded by Mike Montgomery, and carried by unanimous vote, to accept the Vision 20/20 Report as presented by Mary Jones, Rebecca Hallmark and Brett Ramsey.

David Hullum had to leave the meeting at 7:25 p.m.

Agenda Item #7: Accept Title IV Compliance Report

A motion was made by Mike Montgomery, seconded by Marci Pearson, and carried by unanimous vote, to accept the Title IV Compliance Report as presented.

Agenda Item #8: Tax Sale Deeds

A motion was made by Jody Forbus, seconded by Marci Pearson, and carried by unanimous vote, to approve a Deed Without Warranty from McCreary, Veselka, Bragg & Allen, P.C. to sell property to Susan Reid for $1,103.00 as presented.

A motion was made by Gordon Woolam, seconded by John Rodgers, and carried by unanimous vote, to authorize Jim Moylan, Jr., president, to sign papers to relinquish all ownership rights to the Mildred Grimes property-900 S. Bassett, Eastland, Texas to the City of Eastland as requested by the City of Eastland.

Jim Moylan, Jr., president, called for a recess at 7:42 p.m.

The meeting reconvened at 7:50 p.m.

Agenda Item #9: Resolution for TASB Region 14 Representative

A motion was made by Gordon Woolam, seconded by Marci Pearson, and carried by unanimous vote, to adopt a resolution for the support of Susan Turner as a candidate for the TASB Region 14 Representative.

Agenda Item #10: Discuss Irrigation System at Maverick Stadium

A motion was made by Jody Forbus and seconded by Mike Montgomery to allow John Gill and Brian Schafer to install new irrigation at the football stadium as presented. The motion passed with Jim Moylan, Jr., Mike Mongtomery, Gordon Woolam, Jody Forbus and John Rodgers voting yes. Marci Pearson abstained.

Agenda Item #11: Update on Agriculture Facility

Supt. Donald Hughes reported that the punch list had a few items to be corrected. The floor will be refinished so it will not be as slick for animals to walk on.

Agenda Item #12: Superintendents Report

Supt. Donald Hughes reported attendance as of December 31, 2009 to be ADA-1,089.65, ADM-1,150 for 82.03%. Mr. Hughes reported that Property Value Studies will be mailed the end of January. He reported that April 1, 2010 will be an early release day for the Middle School track meet. UIL realignment will be February 1, 2010.

Agenda Item #13: Personnel

At 8:13 p.m., Jim Moylan, president, called for executive session in accordance with the Open Meetings Act, Chapter 551-Subchapter D of the Texas Education Code to discuss personnel.

Jim Moylan, president, called for a recess at 8:14 p.m.

The meeting reconvened at 8:20 p.m.

David Hullum returned to the meeting.

Jim Moylan, president, declared the meeting open again at 10:22 p.m.

A motion was made by Gordon Woolam, seconded by Jody Forbus, and carried by unanimous vote, to award Superintendent Donald Hughes a one-year extension on his three-year contract valid through the 2011-2013 school year.

A motion was made by Marci Pearson, seconded by Mike Montgomery, and carried by unanimous vote, to award Supt. Donald Hughes a salary increment to $98,000.00.

Agenda Item #14: Adjournment

The meeting adjourned at 10:40 p.m. with a motion by David Hullum, second by Mike Montgomery, and unanimous vote.