COLLEGE STATION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
January 15, 2013 at 6:00 p.m.
Administrative Conference Room
A. CALL TO ORDER
President Valerie Jochen called the meeting to order at 6:02 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 83rd Legislative Session and school finance
Superintendent Eddie Coulson led discussion related to the items currently before the Legislature. Those items include, the budget, Graduation Requirements, 15% rule, Texas High Performing Schools Coalition and concealed carry laws. Discussion occurred.
C-2. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to Team of Eight Training
Superintendent Coulson recommended expanding the Team of Eight training to include the members of the Superintendent’s Cabinet. The expanded team will work on the vision of public schools through digital learning by examining the work of other districts who think differently. The meeting is tentatively set for February 26th beginning at 4:00 pm.
C-3. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to Long Range Planning
Superintendent Coulson gave an update on Long Range Planning. A committee of community representatives and CSISD administrators will begin meeting on select Thursday evenings during February and March to look at demographics and enrollment trends, the VLK Facilities Study and the general needs of the district in regard to technology, facilities, land acquisition, etc. The first meeting will include a “School Finance 101” orientation. School Board members Paul Dorsett and Carol Barrett will serve on this committee.
C-4. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to Board participation in community activities
Board President Valerie Jochen led a discussion with the Board about more organized ways of participating in community activities. Typically, the information is sent out to Board members and any available members will participate. Discussion occurred into having a more structured approach to participation. Chuck Glenewinkel, Director for Communications, will set up and maintain a calendar of events with access for all Board members to be able to see and sign up for activities. This information will also become part of the monthly workshop agenda.
Without objection, President Jochen adjourned the workshop at 6:42 p.m.