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Stories Added - January 2009
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School Board Recognized
Houston County Courier -  January 2009
By Sharron Randall
Staff Writer

The Crockett Independent School District Board of Trustees met Monday, Jan. 12 at 5:30 p.m. School board members were presented plaques, certificates, a school district flashlight and other tokens of recognition and appreciation by Superintendent Dr. Bill Like, Crockett Junior High School Principal Stephen Tuggle and Crockett Elementary School Principal Ann Fiolek for School Board Recognition Month "Celebrating Leadership."
With no public comments, trustees immediately went into executive session.  At 8:02, the meeting reconvened in open session.  Vice President Johnny Lawrence made the motion to accept Dr. Like's recommendation to hire Lydia Spelling as an early childhood teacher, seconded by Trustee Deborah Kennedy, which passed unanimously.
The adoption of the superintendent's appraisal calendar was approved after Ms. Kennedy's motion to "flip-flop" the dates for the summative and formative evaluations.  With corrections designated, unanimous approval was given.
Lawrence made the motion, seconded by Ms. Kennedy to adopt and approve the instrument form to be used in the superintendent's appraisal.
On Item 7:Consideration and Board Action, if any, on the Superintendent's appraisal, Secretary Helen Dubcak made the motion that a special called meeting is scheduled for Monday, Feb. 2 and that no action be taken.  A 7-0 vote was taken.
The board agreed to postpone, for the fourth time, the Emergency Succession Plan until School Attorney Wayne Haglund and Dr. Like could "get together," Dr. Like's recommendation was "the same as last time," Superintendent Dr. Bill Like, Deputy Superintendent David Baxter, and Assistant Superintendent Jeannie Julian.
The trustees tabled Item 10: School Properties Disposal, until the next meeting and after Dr. Like and Haglund can discuss the matter.
Dr. Like presented the existing policy and two versions developed by TASB concerning Activity Funds Management.  He recommended adopting Version "C" which carried 7-0 with a motion by Lawrence, seconded by Member Trey Young with very little discussion.
The new version of Board Policy DFBB (Local) - Term Contracts Nonrenewal under the superintendent's recommendation was adopted and the motion made by Mrs. Dubcak and seconded by Trustee Karen Johnson to retain Kenneth C. Davis as auditor for 2008-2009 fiscal year passed Lawrence recused himself.
Discussion on consent items took up much of the remaining time.  Mrs. Dubcak and Mrs. Kennedy asked for more information concerning the purchaser of the four portable buildings, an inventory of contents, and removal of contents before the buildings are moved.  That information will be available at the next meeting.
Before adjournment, the board brainstormed about agenda items to discuss or consider at the next board meeting on Monday, Jan. 9.











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