COLLEGE STATION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
March 20, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.
Administrative Conference Room
A. CALL TO ORDER
President Valerie Jochen called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. and declared a quorum was present with seven members present.
B. DECLARATION OF QUORUM
In attendance were President Valerie Jochen, Vice President Paul Dorsett, Secretary Jeff Harris, Trustees Randall Pitcock, Carol Barrett, Garland Watson and Kimberly McAdams.
C. WORKSHOP SESSION
C-1. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to board members’ presentations to PTO boards
Superintendent Eddie Coulson asked Trustees for feedback from the PTO Board presentations that Trustees have been conducting at campuses related to CSISD budget and public school finance. Discussion occurred.
C-2. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to CSISD’s budget and long range financial outlook
Superintendent Eddie Coulson asked Trustees for clarity related to planning assumptions as it pertains to the CSISD budget. Dr. Coulson stated that the planning has been based on a framework that focuses on responsible use of the fund balance, responsible use of tax dollars, and responsible use of budget reductions. A planned $4.6M deficit to open College Station High School and a $36M fund balance (intent to spend monies to open campuses) has been a key component in budget planning. Discussion occurred.
C-3. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to the March 29, 2012 CSISD Public Meeting
Superintendent Eddie Coulson briefly discussed that a CSISD Public Meeting has been scheduled for March 20, 2012 at 6:30 p.m. at the Transportation Center. The focus of the meeting will be school finance and accountability.
C-4. Debrief the Joint Meeting with the City of College Station City Council
Without objection, President Jochen adjourned the workshop at 6:25 p.m.