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VVISD School Board
2013-2014 Members
Corinne French,
Member

Corinne French was appointed to the Board of Trustees at the May 2012 school board meeting. She has six children attending VVISD. She is a full time student at Texas Woman's University and will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Family Studies in December of 2013. She is an Empowering Women as Leaders Scholarship winner as well as a Mary I. Gourley Scholarship recipient. Following graduation, Corinne plans on attending TWU to pursue Masters of Arts in Teaching and then UNT for a Ph. D in higher education.

Josh Brinkley
President
Josh Brinkley was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2006. He is currently serving as President to the board. Mr. Brinkley, a former graduate of Valley View ISD in 1998, is the father of two daughters, and one son. He is married to Shawna Brinkley and one daughter is presently attending VVISD. Mr. Brinkley is a 2005 graduate of the University of North Texas and a 2008 graduate of Texas Wesleyan School of Law. Mr. Brinkley is a member of the Gainesville Rotary Club, the First United Methodist Church of Gainesville and a volunteer with the First United Methodist Church of Gainesville youth group. Mr. Brinkley is an attorney in Gainesville, Texas.

Karl Maughan
Member

Karl Maughan was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2010.  He and his wife, Julie, are parents of two sons, one in college and the youngest currently attending Valley View High School.  He is a graduate of VVISD and graduated from the University of North Texas with a BBA degree in Corporate Finance.  He has been very active in the community serving on the City of Valley View Board of Aldermen prior to his election to the Board of Trustees.  He has been employed by Peterbilt Motors Company in Denton, Texas, for 25 years and is currently a Program Manager responsible for new product development and also manages the division’s capital budget.

 
David Pembroke
Member

David has lived in Valley View since 1996.  He has been employed at Peterbilt Motors since 1983 where he serves as SR PQI auditor in the quality assurance department.
David is married to Andrea Pembroke, a high school math teacher at Valley View.  David has four children that have graduated from Valley View High School.  They are:
Ashleigh (class of 2005), a 2010 graduate of Lake Forest College in Illinois
Brandi (class of 2008), a 2011 graduate at Texas State in San Marcos
Dylan (class of 2011), currently attending NCTC
Brooke (class of 2012), currently attending NCTC
In addition to his service on the Board of Trustees, David served for 12 years as a member of the Valley View Athletic Booster Club and was President of that organization for 3 years.



Rodney Ridge
Member
Rodney Ridge was appointed to the Board of Trustees at the June 2008 meeting. Mr. Ridge is the husband of Cody Ridge and the father of two children who both attend Valley View ISD. The Ridge family has resided in Valley View since 1998 and are very active in their church and community. Mr. Ridge is the Sergeant over the Transport division of the Denton County Sheriff's Office where he has been employed for over 15 years. Mr. Ridge attended the University of North Texas and was a graduate of the UNT Police Academy in 1996.
Clint Grant
Secretary
Clint Grant was appointed to the Board of Trustees at the May, 2007 school board meeting. He has two children attending VVISD.  Mr. Grant moved to Valley View in 2001 with his wife Monica Mendez-Grant and their two children and reside in Mountain Springs. Mr. Grant received a Bachelors degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and an MBA from the University of North Texas. He is the Department Chair of the Aeronautical Technology Department at Tarrant County College. Mr. Grant is a coach and commissioner for the Dixie Youth Baseball League in Valley View.

Ray Sappington
Vice President
Ray Sappington was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2005. He has completed the statewide training program, Leadership TASB, sponsored by the Texas Association of School Boards as well as other board training programs. Mr. Sappington is married to Amy Sappington and the father of two daughters in  VVISD. Mr. Sappington is a 1985 graduate of Valley View. He attended North Central Texas College and is employed with the Texas Department of Public Safety. He has been assigned to the Texas Highway Patrol out of Gainesville.
Upcoming Board Meetings

Regular Board meeting scheduled for
Monday, January 20th has been changed to

  January 13, 2014



School Board Agendas & Notices
 

What Does your School Board do?
The Board of Trustees is a policy making body of persons, elected by the citizens of a school district. The policies which it establishes are executed by the administration of the schools. Board members have no authority except when functioning as a member of the board in an official meeting.
Candidates run for specific places but do not represent certain geographical areas. Following the annual election, the Board elects a president, a vice-president and a secretary to serve one-year terms.
Major responsibilities of the Board:
• Manage and govern the public schools of the District;
• Adopt such rules, regulations and bylaws as the Board deems appropriate;
• Levy and collect taxes and issue bonds;
• Prepare, adopt and file a budget for the succeeding fiscal year and file a report of the disbursements and receipts for the preceding fiscal year;
• Have the District's fiscal account audited at district expense by a Texas certified accountant;
• Receive bequests and donations or other monies or funds coming legally into its hands in the name of the district;
• Order, canvass the returns, declare results and issue certificates of elections as required by law;
• Acquire and hold real and personal property in the name of the district; and
• Have the legal power and duty to perform other specific duties imposed by statutes of the State of Texas. (Sec BAA, Board Policy Manual)
Frequently Asked Questions

Are Board meetings open to the public?
Every meeting of the Board shall be open to the public. The Board may, however, adjourn to an executive session to discuss personnel matters or land acquisitions, to obtain certain legal counsel and discuss litigation or to discuss cases involving discipline of a student enrolled in public school.
When and where does the Board meet?
Regular Board meetings are scheduled for the first Monday after the 15th of each month at 7 p.m. in the Bert Glascock Memorial Library, 700 Frontage Road, Valley View, Texas. The Board reserves the right to change Board meetings to other days and times whenever it becomes necessary.
What is the procedure for addressing the Board?
A 30-minute general open forum will be held at the beginning of each regular Board meeting to allow for public input on any topic. Patrons wishing to address the Board should sign-in on the designated sheet.
When recognized by the Board chairman, please approach the lectern, identify yourself by
• name
• address
• if applicable, the organization you represent.
All remarks should be addressed to the Board as a whole; Board members will listen but not respond to remarks made during open forums. Please limit your comments to three minutes. Delegations of more than five persons should appoint one person to represent the group’s views.
Discussions of personnel or comments regarding District employees are not appropriate during Board meetings.
If you have additional questions, contact the Valley View ISD Superintendent at 940-726-3659.
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