COLLEGE STATION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
December 19, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
CSISD Board Room
A. CALL TO ORDER
President Valerie Jochen called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and declared a quorum was present with five members present.
B. DECLARATION OF QUORUM/WELCOME
In attendance were President Valerie Jochen, Secretary Jeff Harris and Trustees Kimberly McAdams, Carol Barrett and Randall Pitcock. Vice President Paul Dorsett and Trustee Garland Watson were absent.
C-1. Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag and the Texas Flag, and a Moment of Silence
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized South Knoll Principal Laura Richter, who introduced students Vince Sheffield and Victoria Sheffield, and Rock Prairie Principal Kathryn Ballard, who introduced students Luke Miles and Hannah Castano. The students led the audience in the pledges and the moment of silence.
a. Class 5A Individual Title at the UIL State Cross Country Championship and Cross Country All-American
Karis Jochen, a junior at A&M Consolidated High School, won the Class 5A individual title at the UIL State Cross Country Championships at Old Settlers Park in Round Rock. Jochen finished the 2-mile course in a time of 11 minutes, 12.44 seconds. Jochen is the first Consolidated girl to win the individual state cross country championship since Ellen Sterling took the 4A title in 1984.
b. Texas Music Educators Association All-State Orchestra
Three A&M Consolidated High School Orchestra Violinists were recently selected to perform on the 2011-2012 Texas Music Educators Association All-State Orchestra. All-State is the highest honor a Texas music student can receive. Congratulations to: Serena Wang, James Wu, and Tiffany Wu.
C-3. Recognize artwork provided by students from South Knoll Elementary, taught by Art Teacher Amber Herbelin, and students from Rock Prairie Elementary, taught by Art Teacher Karen Dean
Student artwork adorned the Board Room walls and was enjoyed by all.
D. CONSENT AGENDA
Agenda Item E – BOARD: Agenda Item E-1: Receive Continuing Education Report related to School Board Trustees; Agenda Item G – APPROVAL OF MINUTES – November 1, 2011 Workshop minutes, November 15, 2011 Workshop minutes, and November 15, 2011 Regular Board Meeting Minutes; Agenda Item H – CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: Agenda Item H-1: Consider approval of TASB Update 91; Agenda Item J –BUSINESS: Agenda Item J-3: Consider purchase of Special Education Bus fore the amount of $106,918.00; Agenda Item J-4: Consider approval of Monthly Budget Amendments; Agenda Item J-5: Consider approval of Monthly Financial Reports;
MOTION XXXX: I move approval of the Consent Agenda, as presented. The motion was made by Trustee Randall Pitcock and seconded by Trustee Carol Barrett. The motion passed with five ayes and zero nos. There were two absences.
E-2. Board Directions and Reports/Announcements/Superintendent Reports and Announcements
The Education Foundation 50 Men Who Can Cook Event is scheduled for 2/3/12.
Superintendent Eddie Coulson reminded all of the Winter Break – December 21 – January 5. Dr. Coulson also announced that Joey Washington, current Asst Princial at A&M Consolidated Middle School, has been named as Assistant Principal at College Station High School.
F. HEARING OF CITIZENS (Non-Agenda/Agenda Items)
I-1. Consideration, discussion and possible action regarding Level III DGBA Complaint Appeal from David Riley
The Board will hear this agenda item during executive session at the end of the Regular Board Meeting.
J. BUSINESS SERVICES
J-1. Consideration, discussion and possible action regarding the Annual Financial and Compliance Report for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2011
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized Deputy Superintendent Glynn Walker who introduced Debbie Kirkham from Hereford, Lynch, Sellars & Kirkham, Certified Public Accountants. Debbie Kirkham presented information related to the annual financial and compliance audit for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2011. College Station ISD received an unqualified opinion – the highest level.
MOTION XXXX: I move approval of the Annual Financial and Compliance Report for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2011, as presented. The motion was made by Trustee Randall Pitcock and seconded by Secretary Jeff Harris. The motion passed with five ayes and zero nos. There were two absences.
J-2. Consider approval of the Quarterly Investment Report for the three months ended November 30, 2011
Deputy Superintendent Glynn Walker reported that The Public Funds Investment Act (The Act) requires that a quarterly report of all District investments be provided to the Superintendent and Board of Trustees.
MOTION XXXX: I move approval of the Quarterly Investment Report for the three months ended November 30, 2011
L. EXECUTIVE SESSION
L-1. The Board will meet in closed session to consult with legal counsel regarding the grievance process and its legal implications pursuant to the closed Meeting exception to the Texas Open Meetings Act as set forth in Section 551.071 of the Texas Government Code
L-2. The Board will meet in closed session to hear a Level III DGBA Complaint Appeal from David Riley. The executive session deliberations will be held pursuant to the “Personnel Matters” closed Meeting exception to the Texas Open Meetings Act as set forth in Section 551.074 of the Texas Government Code.
L-3. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to personnel reassignments related to the opening of College Station High School
The Board went into Executive session at 7:25 p.m.
M. OPEN SESSION
The Board moved back into Open Session.
MOTION XXXX: I move to table the Level III DGBA Complaint Appeal from David Riley. The motion was made by Secretary Jeff Harris and seconded by Trustee Randall Pitcock. The motion passed with five ayes and zero nos. There were two absences.
Without objection, President Valerie Jochen adjourned the meeting at 8:55 p.m.