COLLEGE STATION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
August 17, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.
Administrative Conference Room
A. CALL TO ORDER
President Randall Pitcock called the meeting to order at 5:03 p.m. and declared a quorum was present with five members present.
B. DECLARATION OF QUORUM
In attendance were President Randall Pitcock, Secretary Paul Dorsett, and Trustees Carol Barrett, Charlotte Slack, and Jeff Harris. Trustee Garland Watson was absent. Vice President Valerie Jochen arrived at 5:05 p.m.
C. WORKSHOP SESSION
C-1. Consideration, discussion and possible action regarding setting dates for community forums for feedback on the rezoning recommendation (5 minutes)
President Pitcock recognized Superintendent Eddie Coulson who asked the Board for consideration of scheduling an August 30, 2010 meeting to present Rezoning information to the community. Brief discussion occurred and a meeting will be scheduled for 8/30/10 in the CSISD Board Room. Community forums to receive input from the community will be scheduled for 9/8/10, 9/14/10, and 9/16/10 at 7:00 p.m. in the AMC High School Auditorium. Discussion occurred related to posting the rezoning recommendation presentation online.
C-2. Consideration, discussion, and possible action related to the CSISD School Board Core Beliefs, Commitments and Theory of Action for Change (15 minutes)
President Pitcock recognized Superintendent Eddie Coulson who led discussion and reviewed drafts of Core Beliefs and Commitments in preparation for CRSS training on 8/26/10. Theory of Action was reviewed in terms of curriculum management.
C-3. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to the process for selecting school colors and mascot for College Station High School (20 minutes)
Superintendent Eddie Coulson led discussion related to the process for selecting school colors and mascot for College Station High School. A mascot and school colors for CSHS will be selected during the spring 2011 semester. The selection will be conducted in the following manner:
· The importance of culture and traditions will be discusse3d with all seventh and eighth grade students zones to CSHS
· All 7th and 8th graders zoned to CSHS will be given a virtual tour of CSHS, and (if possible) a physical tour of CSHS
· All students zoned to CSHS will be given an opportunity to submit mascot names and colors for consideration
· A representative group of students, parents and staff members will narrow the choice of mascots and color combinations to two
· Once the mascot/color combinations are narrowed, all 7th and 8th graders zoned to CSHS will be allowed to cast a vote in support of their favorite mascot and color combination
· The mascot/colors with the most votes will be presented to the CSISD Board of Trustees at a regularly called board meeting
C-4. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to joining the Texas School Coalition
President Randall Pitcock led discussion related to renewing the district’s membership to the Texas School Coalition, an organization that advocates on behalf of Chapter 41 school districts by working with key legislators to impact funding for education. The organization represents approximately 100 school districts across the state of Texas.
C-5. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to the 2010-2011 Budget (5 minutes)
Superintendent Eddie Coulson gave the Trustees an opportunity to ask questions about the proposed 2010-2011 budget. The proposal is a positive bottom line.
C-6. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to Board communication with campuses (10 minutes)
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized Director of Communications Chuck Glenewinkel who reported to the Board a process for communication with campuses by trustees. The Trustees will go to faculty meetings at campuses to offer appreciation. A “Campus of the Month” placque will travel between campuses on a monthly basis and will be presented to the campus at the faculty meetings by the Trustees. Communication will go through Chuck Glenewinkel. The speaker at each meeting will be appointed. Secretary Paul Dorsett will speak on 9/14/10 at South Knoll Elementary, the first campus to be recognized.
C-7. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to revising the CSISD Board Operating Procedures concerning public feedback (10 minutes)
Superintendent Eddie Coulson discussed, in conjunction with CRSS training, Board Operating Procedures concerning public feedback. Discussion occurred. CSISD will update the new Board Operating Procedures online and will post information related to addressing the Board of Trustees.
Brief discussion occurred regarding upcoming community forums related to attendance rezoning. We should have a place for the Trustees to recess to if needed.
MOTION 4211: I move approval of the Board Operating Procedures as presented. The motion was made by Secretary Paul Dorsett and seconded by Trustee Garland Watson. The motion passed with seven ayes and zero nos.
C-8. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to reviewing CRSS policies that have recently been developed (5 minutes
CRSS training is coming up on 8/26/10. It is important to note that part of that day will be spend reviewing policies and working on the communication plan.
C-9. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to updating the Board Activity Calendar (5 minutes)
Discussion occurred. Calendar was reviewed.
*President Randall Pitcock will appoint a TASB Delegate and an Alternate to be submitted to TASB by 9/10/10.
C-10. Establish an ad hoc committee top recommend Superintendent Goals and Objectives (5 minutes)
President Randall Pitcock led discussion brief discussion related to appointing an ad hoc committee to serve as Superintendent Evaluation Committee. The ad hoc committee will gather information. Jeff Harris, Valerie Jochen, and Chairman Carol Barrett will serve.
Without objection, President Pitcock adjourned the meeting at 6:25 p.m.
RANDALL PITCOCK PAUL DORSETT
RANDALL PITCOCK PAUL DORSETT