Texas Community Colleges

Board Member Christmas Luncheon
11:30 am at the Cafeteria



Board Meeting, 12:30 P.M.
Wednesday, December 9, 2020
Visitor Center


I.      Call to Order

    1. Mr. West will give the invocation
    2. Recognize guests

II.    Public comments: 3-minute limit per person

III.   Routine Matters

    1. Recommended Action
      1. Consideration of approval of November 9, 2020 board minutes
      2. Consideration of approval of November 2020 financial information

    2. New Business
      1. Consideration of approval of annual audit (Ms. Claxton and Mr. Jeff Graham from Condley and Company, LLP)
      2. Consideration of approval of review of TASB Update 40 legal policies and adoption of local policies (Dr. Beebe)

IV.   Information and Discussion

    1. Board training that is complete (Dr. Beebe)
    2. January board meeting cancelled (Dr. Beebe)
    3. December calendar
    4. Information and questions from board members
    5. Suggested agenda items 

EXECUTIVE SESSION: The Board will go into executive session. The executive session will be held under the provisions of Texas Government Code, Chapter 551, including but not limited to, Section 551.071, Section 551.072, Section 551.074, Section 551.076, Section 551.082(a), and Section 551.083.

    1. Consultation with Legal Counsel
    2. Deliberation regarding appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of personnel

At the conclusion of the executive session, the Board will announce whether any action needs to be taken as a result of the executive session.

V.     Date of next Board meeting - February 8, 2021


The Board of Trustees of Western Texas College met in a regular board meeting at 12:30 p.m. on Monday, November 9, 2020

Present:           Mr. Eddie Peterson, Mr. Lee Presswood, Dr. Jay Kidd, Mr. Jason West, Mr. Drew Bullard, Mr. Mike McWilliams

Absent:            Mr. Tim Riggan

Staff Present:  Dr. Barbara Beebe, Ms. Patricia Claxton, Mr. Ralph Ramon, Mr. Shawn Fonville, Ms. Melanie Schwertner, Ms. Emily Powell, Mr. Britt Canada, Ms. Stephanie Ducheneaux, Mr. Brad Keller

Others Present: Ms. Kaylee Rush (Snyder News)

Mr. Presswood, board president, called the meeting to order and Mr. Bullard gave the invocation.

Motion by Mr. Bullard, seconded by Dr. Kidd to approve the October 12, 2020 board minutes.  Motion carried unanimously.

Motion by Mr. West, seconded by Mr. Peterson to approve the October 2020 financial information.  Motion carried unanimously. 

Motion by Dr. Kidd, seconded by Mr. Bullard to approve the revisions to the tax abatement between Western Texas College and Canyon Wind Farm, LLC. Motion carried unanimously.

Mr. Shawn Fonville discussed the turfgrass and landscape management program.  Lance Smith is our instructor for this program, and he has taken a job with the county parks department.  The program has been under review for the last few years.  It consistently has low enrollment, so we are not going to replace Lance and phase out the program.  This semester we only have 3 students; one on campus and two online from Dallas.  We will teach them out. Other schools are phasing this program out too.  The theory is the new generation doesn’t like this kind of work.  We looked at different ways to boost enrollment and it just didn’t happen.

A November calendar was presented to the board.

There was no information or questions from board members.

There were no suggested agenda items.

EXECUTIVE SESSION:  The board went into executive session in accordance with section 551.0821 of the Texas Government Code.   Purpose:  Personally identifiable student information. At the conclusion of the executive session, the board reconvened.   No action was taken.

Date of next board meeting – December 9, 2020



November Financials
Check Register
November Check Register
New Business

Ms. Claxton and Mr. Jeff Graham will present the audit.


TASB Local Policy Comparison               TASB Legal Policy Comparison       TASB Update 40 Explanatory Notes

Information & Discussion

TASB Policy BBD (Legal) states "The minutes of the last regular meeting held by the governing board of a public junior college district during a calender year must reflect whether each member of the governing board has completed any training required to be completed by the member under Education Code 61.084 as of the meeting date. Education Code 61.084(f)"


We would like to request the January board meeting be cancelled.  



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