COLLEGE STATION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
February 15, 2011 at 5:00 p.m.
Administration Conference Room
A. CALL TO ORDER
President Randall Pitcock 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 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 Board communication with campuses (5 minutes)
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized Director of Communications Chuck Glenewinkel who reported that the “Campus of the Month” effort is going well. The next faculty meeting(s) will be on Wednesday, March 9, 2011 at 3:20 p.m. at Rock Prairie Elementary School. Trustee Charlotte Slack will represent the board at that meeting.
C-2. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to 2011 Legislative Update
Superintendent Eddie Coulson reported to the Board that the budget continues to drive the legislative session. A special committee has been appointed to study education finance.
Coordinator for Student Services Chrissy Hester reported that there are several bullying bills before both the house and the senate.
C-3. Receive Update 89
Greg McIntyre, Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, reported that Policy Update 89 is basically a reorganization and consolidation of current policies. The administration plans to bring Update 89 for approval at the March 2011 board meeting.
C-4. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to 3/1/11 Board Workshop and 3/4/11 CRSS Training
Brief discussion occurred related to scheduling meetings related to CRSS work: Define Success. A Board Workshop will be scheduled for 3/1/11 at 4:30 p.m. in the Administrative Conference Room and a board workshop with a CRSS consultant will be scheduled for 3/4/11 at 9:00 a.m. in the Administrative Conference Room. Vice President Valerie Jochen encouraged board members to share ideas of how to define success and send those to Eddie Coulson by 2/25/11 for compilation.
C-5. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to the 1/21/11 CRSS Training
C-6. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to the 2011-2012 Budget
Superintendent Eddie Coulson updated Trustees related to the 2011-2012 budget planning. Administration is creating a pool of vacancies throughout the district. Plans are that no positions will be filled before May 13, 2011.
The financial situation is grim and President Randall Pitcock discussed the need to motivate everyone to think differently. Since CSISD will have less money, we will need to think differently. Trustee Charlotte Slack expressed concern for the morale of teachers across the district. The discussion of implementing the 4 cent enrichment tax is upsetting to the community. CSISD must communicate to the community that we have saved constituents these taxes for the last five years; other districts across the state of Texas have already implemented them.
Dr. Coulson announced that a short informative video is planned to distribute through the community, as well as public forums.
Trustee Jeff Harris commented that it is important to educate or remind the community that implementing the 4 cent enrichment tax which will raise taxes was always a part of opening new schools.
Vice President Valerie Jochen and Secretary Paul Dorsett led discussion about forming a “team” – College Station One (Won).
Without objection, President Pitcock adjourned the workshop at 6:40 p.m.
RANDALL PITCOCK PAUL DORSETT