College Station Independent School District
Workshop Meeting Minutes
May 20, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.
Grace Bible Church – Southwood Campus
A. CALL TO ORDER
President Valerie Jochen called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m.
All seven board members were present: President Valerie Jochen, Vice President Paul Dorsett, Secretary Jeff Harris, and Trustees Carol Barrett, Kimberly McAdams, Quinn Williams, and Michael Wesson.
C. WORKSHOP SESSION
C-1. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to the 2014-2015. Budget; Superintendent Coulson introduced a positive Deputy Superintendent Clark Ealy who reviewed that since 2008-2009, CSISD has increased enrollment 20.16% (just under 2,000 students), increased facilities 26.67% (Transportation Center, two Elementary schools, and College Station High School. Additionally, CSISD has increased expenditures 6.14%, while the State of Texas has decreased their funding two years in row.
Since 2008-2009, CSISD has provided at least a modest increase in salary or benefits each year, has adopted a deficit budget each year except 10-11, ended the year with more money than was initially adopted (smaller deficit or larger surplus) each year, sold property to Scott & White in 2010-2011 The Board will meet in executive session to discuss the Safety Audit. Questions were answered and discussion occurred.
C-2. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to the 2013 Bond Update
Dr. Ealy reviewed the process, timeline and accepted and answered questions.
C-3. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to Community Based Accountability System Update
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized Deputy Superintendent Clark Ealy who reviewed information related to the evolving CSISD Community Based Accountability System. Discussion occurred.
C-4. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to School Board Meeting Schedule
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized Director for Communication Chuck Glenewinkel. Me. Glenewinkel led a brief discussion related to the planning of 2014-2015 School Board Meeting Schedule. Questions were answered.
Without objection President Jochen adjourned the meeting at 6:40 p.m.
Board President Board Secretary