COLLEGE STATION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
February 8, 2011 at 6:00 p.m.
Transportation Center Training Room
A. CALL TO ORDER
President Randall Pitcock called the meeting to order at 6:04 p.m. and declared a quorum was present with seven members present.
B. DECLARATION OF QUORUM
In attendance were President Randall Pitcock, Vice President Valerie Jochen, Secretary Paul Dorsett, and Trustees Carol Barrett, Charlotte Slack, Garland Watson and Jeff Harris.
C. WORKSHOP SESSION
C-1. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to current CSISD construction projects and current/future College Station roadway projects related to school openings
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized Deputy Superintendent for Administrative Services Clark Ealy who reported on collaborative efforts between CSISD and the City of College Station related to construction projects. Also discussed were current/future College Station roadway projects related to school openings. Chuck Gilman, Director of Public Works for the City of College Station, addressed the board and council related to road projects.
C-2. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to current and potential partnership agreements and Interlocal agreements between CSISD and the City of College Station and other potential entities
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Greg McIntyre who reported regarding the many Interlocal agreements between CSISD and the City of College Station and the success of those collaborative programs.
C-3. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to how the City of College Station determines placement/location of hike and bike trails
Director of Planning and Development for the City of College Station Bob Cowell reported regarding the strategy used by the City of College Station to determine the placement and location of hike and bike trails.
C-4. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to CSISD and the City of College Station budgets and contingency plans for state budget reductions
Superintendent Eddie Coulson addressed the Trustees and Council related to the shortfall of the state budget that will most likely result in a reduction in funds to public schools. He presented information related to budget planning and reported that the goal for the 2011-2012 budget is to:
· Affect the individual classroom as little as possible
· Everyone will have a job – take care of employees
· Handle through attrition and reassignment
· Communicate throughout the process
Discussion occurred related to planned deficit budgets, budget options, and 4 cent enrichment tax.
City Councilperson Jana McMillan complimented Dr. Coulson on his foresight and being a visionary leader for CSISD.
C-5. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to CSISD Bus Advertisement Program
Director of Communications Chuck Glenewinkel discussed revenue generators for CSISD. Considerations are: no added overhead while creating a revenue source and also not to add too many – if any – additional duties to current staff. Advertising could occur on buses, website, and stadiums. Key points are: no district overhead, minimal additional duties to current staff, if we only do bus advertising there will be a 50/50 split of revenue generated; with a full advertising package, it would be a 60/40 split, and we would have final refusal on all ads. Examples and expectations of income were discussed.
Without objection, President Pitcock adjourned the workshop at 8:00 p.m.
RANDALL PITCOCK PAUL DORSETT