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CISD Board of Trustees Meet for Special Meeting
Houston County Courier - September 2008
By Sharron Randall
Staff Writer

Before the special called meeting of Crockett Independent School District Board of Trustees began on Monday, Sept. 22, a high school diploma was passed around for official board members and superintendent's signature.  Administrative Assistant Freddie Kitchen remarked, "One more." 

According to Assistant Superintendent David Baxter three high school diplomas have been bestowed since the May 2008 graduation date.  High school seniors who had not passed all TAKS tests before graduation had another opportunity for success in the July administration of the state mandated test.

The boardroom became a setting for amiable conversation between board members, administrators and guests before President Claude Watson called the meeting to order at 5:30 p.m.

With all board members present, pledges were recited and immediately the board went into executive session with Superintendent Dr. Bill Like at 5:35 p.m.

During the regular school board meeting on Sept. 8, and before adjournment, Secretary Helen Dubcak requested that school attorney Wayne Haglund come back for a special meeting to discuss board direction and relations, the superintendent's contract, annual appraisal and Dr. Like's professional growth plan. 

Thus, the special called meeting.  Dr. Like left the closed session at 6 p.m. and returned at 7:30 p.m.  The board returned to open session at 7:40 p.m.  No action was taken in closed session.

Attorney Haglund recommended that the board approve the superintendent's annual formative appraisal, adding the superintendent's written response to the document.  Trustee Deborah Kennedy made the motion and Trustee Trey Young seconded.  The motion passed 7-0.

The attorney then recommended that the board of trustees take no action on item 4 regarding the superintendent's professional growth plan and item 5 regarding the superintendent's contract.

Ms. Dubcak made the motion to adjourn; Ms. Kennedy seconded.  A unanimous vote ended the meeting at 7:45 p.m.




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