COLLEGE STATION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
March 19, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
Administrative Conference Room
A. CALL TO ORDER
President Valerie Jochen called the meeting to order at 5:02 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, Garland Watson, Carol Barrett and Kimberly McAdams.
C. WORKSHOP SESSION
C-1. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to the 2013-2014 budget
Superintendent Eddie Coulson and Deputy Superintendent Glynn Walker reported and led discussion regarding the 2013-2014 budget. Administration wants feedback from the board as to how we should be spending monies in the fund balance. The fund balance does allow some flexibility. A presentation consisting of the history of fund balance, comparisons to other districts, benefits information, and the salary market was made. Administration wanted to generate discussion and to give the Trustees a first look at the budget and to get a comfort level of how the board feels about a deficit budget and to what amount. President Valerie Jochen proposed that the Trustees schedule a workshop to have a philosophical discussion about “sacred cows” and then give guidance to the Administration. Discussion occurred.
C-2. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to the legislative update
Superintendent Coulson led discussion related to 5th – 8th grade math courses. Discussion occurred.
C-3. Receive TASB Policy Update 96
Superintendent Coulson led discussion related to the Long Range Planning Committee now meeting and the process.
C-4. Receive Texas Higher Performing Schools Consortium update
Dr. Ealy presented information related to construction delivery models.
C-5. Receive Long Range Education Planning Committee update
Dates were discussed and will be handled through transmittal.
C-6. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to the CSISD Technology Survey and the Social Media Presentation
Superintendent Coulson recognized Director for Communications Chuck Glenwinkel who presented results from the student technology survey and presented information related to social media. Discussion occurred.
Without objection, President Jochen adjourned the workshop at 6:53 p.m.