COLLEGE STATION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
April 15, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
CSISD Board Room
A. CALL TO ORDER
President Valerie Jochen called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. and declared a quorum was present with six members present.
B. DECLARATION OF QUORUM/WELCOME
In attendance were President Valerie Jochen, Vice President Paul Dorsett, Secretary Jeff Harris and Trustees Kimberly McAdams, Carol Barrett and Randall Pitcock. Trustee Garland Watson was absent.
C-1. Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag and the Texas Flag, and a Moment of Silence
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized Pebble Creek Elementary Principal Annette Rorabek who introduced students Caleb Burleson, Ryan Stagg, and Lucas Stagg. Dr. Coulson recognized Southwood Valley Elementary Principal Kristiana Hamilton who introduced students Aiden Berryman, Rayleigh Cade, and Kathy Ding. The students led the audience in the pledges and the moment of silence.
C-2. Recognize artwork provided by students from Southwood Valley Elementary School, taught by Art Teacher Sharon Holt and students from Pebble Creek Elementary School, taught by Art Teacher Julie Zapalac
Student artwork adorned the Board Room walls and was enjoyed by all.
D. CONSENT AGENDA
Agenda Item G APPROVAL OF MINUTES March 20, 2012 Board Workshop minutes and March 20, 2012 Regular Board Meeting minutes; Agenda Item J BUSINESS: Agenda Item J-2: Consider purchase of audio and video equipment for College Station High School from B&H Photo for the amount of $121,798.76 from the 2009 bond funds; Agenda Item J-3: Consideration, discussion and possible action related to Instructional Materials Allotment (IMA) Certification; Agenda Item J-4: Consider approval of Monthly Financial Reports; Agenda Item J-5: Consider approval of Monthly Budget Amendments
MOTION 4406: I move approval of the consent agenda as presented. The motion was made by Vice President Paul Dorsett and seconded by Trustee Randall Pitcock. The motion passed with six ayes and zero nos. There was one absence.
E-1. Board Directions and Reports/Announcements/Superintendent Reports and Announcements
Vice President Paul Dorsett reported that the Education Foundation will award 23 scholarships and $64,100 in teacher grants. The Hall of Fame is scheduled for 5/1/12 at the Pebble Creek Country Club.
Secretary Jeff Harris reported that PAC met and discussed budget issues as it relates to the equality of class loads between two high schools, as well as efficiency. Also discussed is the change in TAMU student teacher placements.
Trustee Kimberly McAdams reported that DEIC met and recommended a waiver for the high school absence on 4/4/12.
Superintendent Eddie Coulson reported that the May Board meetings will be held at Grace Bible Church-Southwood campus. The Hall of Fame is scheduled for 5/1/12 and Scholarship Night is scheduled for 5/14/12.
F. HEARING OF CITIZENS (Non-Agenda/Agenda Items)
H. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
H-1. Receive Report from Vickie Murphy related to project-based learning in the enrichment model
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized Vickie Murphy, Enrichment Specialist at Greens Prairie Elementary. Mrs. Murphy reported related to project-based learning in the enrichment model. She said that Project-based learning is a response to a complex question, problem, or challenge. Project-based learning is not a culminating activity or way to apply the knowledge you have learned during a unit. It is the vehicle for the learning to take place. The project drives instruction. It crosses content areas. Inquiry learning occurs in a backward process, and focuses on content, problem solving, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication.
H-2. Receive annual report from SHAC (School Health Advisory Council)
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized Becky Burghardt, who introduced Katie, Womack, Chairman of the School Health Advisory Council. Ms. Womack reported that SHAC is the School Health Advisory Council which is made up of a group of school and community members who provide advice on coordinated school health programming and its impact on student health and learning. The eight focus areas are: Health Education, Nutrition Services, Health Services, Health and Safe School Environment. Counseling and Mental Health Services, Staff Wellness Promotion, Parent and Community Involvement, and Physical Education.
J. BUSINESS SERVICES
J-1. Consider purchase of computers for College Station High School from Micro Age for the amount of $529,834.00 from 2009 bond funds
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized Deputy Superintendent Glynn Walker who reported that the District is eligible to use the TAMU Master Purchasing Agreement #M100299IT. The purchase of computers is part of the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP) of College Station High School.
MOTION 4407: I move approval of the purchase of computers for College Station High School from Micro Age for the amount of $529,834.00 from 2009 bond funds, as presented. The motion was made by Vice President Paul Dorsett and seconded by Trustee Randall Pitcock. Secretary Jeff Harris abstained from voting. The motion passed with five ayes, zero nos, one abstention, and one absence.
K. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
K-1. Consideration approval of waiver for missed instructional day on April 4, 2012 at A&M Consolidated High School
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized Deputy Superintendent Clark Ealy who reported that on April 4, 2012, A&M Consolidated High School began the day with partial power. Initially, College Station Utilities thought the issue would be resolved by replacing a fuse. When that did not work, it became apparent that the transformer was blown and it would take a half-day to a full-day repair and requires the power to be cut off to the entire building. We dismissed class at 8:20 a.m. for the day. Texas Education Code allows a district or campus to seek a waiver for missed instructional days if the instructional days are missed due to weather, health, or safety related issues.
MOTION 4408: I move approval of the waiver for missed instructional day on April 4, 2012 at A&M Consolidated High School, as presented. The motion was made by Secretary Jeff Harris and seconded by Vice President Paul Dorsett. The motion passed with six ayes and zero nos. There was one absence.
L. EXECUTIVE SESSION
Without objection, President Valerie Jochen adjourned the meeting at 7:47 p.m.
VALERIE JOCHEN JEFF HARRIS