Oncor presents $17K matching grant to Kemp ISD

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : September 22, 2012

Kemp ISD Trustees receive check from Oncor

Monitor Photo/Barbara Gartman
Oncor paid a matching grant to Kemp ISD as incentive to replace inefficient air conditioner equipment at the Sept. 17 board meeting. Pictured are (from left) KISD trustees Harvey McFaul, Chip Chambers, Don Jedlicka, board president Jim Collinsworth, assistant superintendent Sam Swierc, Oncor representative Terri Shatter, and trustees Melinda Polk and Steve Greenhaw.

By Barbara Gartman
Monitor Staff Writer

KEMP–Sometimes it’s good to be the recipient and accepting a check for $17K in this troubled economy was well received Monday by Kemp Independent School District trustees.
Oncor area manager of consumer operations, Terri Shatter presented a check for $17,396 to the district as a matching grant for two projects in replacing inefficient air conditioning with more efficient units.
The two projects involved a check for $6,869 for the Kemp Intermediate School and a check for $10,527 for the Kemp Junior High.
There will also be a check for $8,021 in July to cover air conditioning replacements for the administration building.
In other business, trustees:
• accepted the financial report for August, as presented by business manager Kim Johnson.
She also reported taxes collected in August totaled $35,949.84. So far, 93 percent have been collected for the year. Johnson presented the annual & quarterly investment report, as well.
• accepted the enrollment and average daily attendance (ADA) report, as presented.
The report listed 413 high school students on Sept. 11 and 1,449 total students present on all campuses.
• authorized the assistant superintendent to execute a contract for electric services.
Bids have been received from several companies with Direct Energy looking good so far, Swierc said. Superintendent Dr. Peter Running was absent, having taken two weeks personal leave, it was reported.
• accepted the Kaufman County appraisal roll as KISD’s 2012 tax roll.
Kaufman County tax office presented the property market value for the district as $619,312,185, with a taxable value of $333,564,814.
• renewed the membership in the Walsh Anderson Retainer Program.
• nominated Don McAfee to serve again on the Henderson County Appraisal District board of directors, Place 3.
• approved a list of alternate classroom appraisers for the 2012-13 school year within the district who can also serve other districts as appraisers upon request. Those approved are Dr. Debra Airheart, Dr. Joanna Slaton, Ivan Reyes, Michael Taylor, Jeff Gurley and Marietta Maxwell.
• approved posting board meeting minutes on the district web page.
The item was addressed following an inquiry by an attendee at the August board meeting.
Trustees said since the minutes were public record, it was a simple matter to affix a link on the web page.
The web site will be a better option explained trustee Don Jedlicka considering the resources associated with photo copies.
• discussed transportation to Hill’s Kitchen, an after school program for students. Trustees called it a “great program,” but cited some issues with having a church bus pick up students from the school.
• honored September students of the month by campus: Abbye Canida, a primary school pupil, intermediate student Juliet Janeway, junior high student Jordyn Bookman and from the high school, Scout Rogers.
• recognized local community member Stephanie Neighbors with Hotties Tanning & More to honor in September as its inaugural community recognition and appreciation.