COLLEGE STATION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
January 15, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
CSISD Board Room
A. CALL TO ORDER
President Valerie Jochen called the meeting to order at 7:01 p.m. and declared a quorum was present with seven members present.
B. DECLARATION OF QUORUM/WELCOME
In attendance were President Valerie Jochen, Vice President Paul Dorsett, Secretary Jeff Harris and Trustees Kimberly McAdams, Carol Barrett, Garland Watson and Randall Pitcock.
C-1. Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag and the Texas Flag, and a Moment of Silence
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized Rock Prairie Elementary Principal Kathryn Ballard who introduced students Brady Verett and Kendra Humphries and South Knoll Elementary Principal Laura Richter who introduced students Joey Jacobs and Jack Jacobs. The students led the audience in the pledges and the moment of silence.
Trustees were recognized and honored for their service. January is Board Appreciation Month. Trustees were entertained by AMC High School Choir “Here Comes Treble”: Roshni Siddhartha Ariel Tran, Kambrie Kissmann, Kelsey Kipp, Audrey Harris, Laura Ramirez, Hannah Smith, Hannah Ridgeway, Emily Venuti, and Alona Weimer and AMC High School Choir “Pitches”: McKenzie Forsyth, Megan Kriger, Claudie Lee, Taylor Bounds, Jessica Taylor, Kirby Bramson, Ryan Kreider, Callum England, Dillon Livingston, Janson Soltis, Moses Hong, and Skylar Roberts.
C-3. Recognize artwork provided by CSISD students
Student artwork adorned the Board Room walls and was enjoyed by all.
D. CONSENT AGENDA
Agenda Item G – APPROVAL OF MINUTES: December 18, 2012 Board Workshop Minutes, December 18, 2012 Public Hearing Minutes, December 18, 2012 Regular Board Meeting Minutes; Agenda Item H – CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: Agenda Item H-3: Consider approval of Texas Education Agency Expedited Waiver for Early Release (2013-2014); Agenda Item J –BUSINESS: Agenda Item J-1: Consider approval of monthly Head Start financial statements and credit card expenditures; Agenda Item J-2: Consider approval of Monthly Budget Amendments; Agenda Item J-3: Consider approval of Monthly Financial Reports
MOTION 4433: I move approval of the consent agenda as presented. The motion was made by Vice President Paul Dorsett and seconded by Trustee Garland Watson. The motion passed with seven and zero nos.
E-1. Board Directions and Reports/Announcements/Superintendent Reports and Announcements
Trustees and Superintendent commented on the upcoming Education Foundation’s 50 Men Who Can Cook Event. DEIC has recommended a calendar and the Head Start Policy Council is expecting a Federal audit.
F. HEARING OF CITIZENS (Non-Agenda/Agenda Items)
H. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
H-1. Receive Report related to Intermediate and Middle School English Language Arts Workshop Model of Instruction
Report Received from Kasey Atterbury, Sherri Howington, Aimee Corlee, Kathy Raffield, Karen Killough and Brittany Clift, CSISD teachers.
H-2. Consider approval of Resolution to Suspend Portions of EIA Local and EIC Local for the 2012-2013 school year
MOTION 4434: I move approval of Resolution to Suspend Portions of EIA Local and EIC Local for the 2012-2013 school year, as presented. The motion was made by Secretary Jeff Harris and seconded by Vice President Paul Dorsett. The motion passed with seven ayes and zero nays.
J. BUSINESS SERVICES
K. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
K-1. Consider approval of the 2013-2014 School Calendar
MOTION 4435: I move approval of Calendar Option Green for the 2013-2014 school year, as presented. The motion was made by Trustee Garland Watson and seconded by Trustee Randall Pitcock. The motion passed with seven ayes and zero nos.
K-2. Consider approval of the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP), the total project budget, authorization for the Superintendent or his designee to execute necessary documents associated therewith, and the authorization to proceed with the work associated with renovations at A&M Consolidated High School
MOTION 4436: I move approval of the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP), the total project budget, authorization for the Superintendent or his designee to execute necessary documents associated therewith, and the authorization to proceed with the work associated with renovations at A&M Consolidated High School, as presented. The motion was made by Trustee Randall Pitcock and seconded by Trustee Garland Watson. The motion passed with seven ayes and zero nos.
L. EXECUTIVE SESSION
L-1. The Board will meet in executive session to conduct a closed meeting to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property because the deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the District in negotiations with a third party. The executive session deliberations will be held pursuant to the “Deliberation Regarding Real Property; Closed Meeting” exception to the Texas Open Meetings Act as set forth in Section 551.0742 of the Texas Government Code
The Board went into Executive Session at 8:06 p.m.
M. OPEN SESSION
Without objection, President Valerie Jochen adjourned the meeting at 8:06 p.m.