COLLEGE STATION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
June 21, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.
CSISD Board Room
A. CALL TO ORDER
President Randall Pitcock called the meeting to order at 7:00 p.m. and declared a quorum was present with six members present.
B. DECLARATION OF QUORUM/WELCOME
In attendance were President Randall Pitcock, Vice President Valerie Jochen, Secretary Paul Dorsett, Trustees Garland Watson, Carol Barrett and Jeff Harris. Trustee Kimberly McAdams was absent.
C-1. Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag and the Texas Flag, and a Moment of Silence
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized Melanie Bryant who introduced students Ava Williams, Nathan Edwards, Emily Edwards, Amelia Hu, Jordan Boatman, Brandon Boatman, and Ryan McClean. The students led the audience in the pledges and the moment of silence.
a. 2011 Elementary Lifetime Achievement Award
Forest Ridge third grade teacher Richard Landmann was named the 2011 Elementary Lifetime Achievement Award winner on Sunday, May 15, at the H-E-B Excellence in Education Awards Celebration. The statewide award earned Landmann a $24,000 cash prize for himself and a $25,000 matching cash grant for Forest Ridge Elementary. Landmann has been teaching for 25 years – all in College Station ISD. He taught for 19 years at South Knoll, before moving to Forest Ridge in 2005. H-E-B CEO and Chairman Charles Butt and retired General Colin Powell presented the award to Landmann in recognition of his outstanding achievements in the classroom. Powell, a special guest at this year’s awards celebration, delivered a keynote address on the topic of great leadership.
a. Business Professionals of America National Championship – Coach Chris Fox
Po-Ju Huang placed seventh in Human Resources Management. Po-Ju had 30 minutes to prepare a five and seven minute presentation on a given human relations scenario and then answering a series of questions from the judges.
Adam Wang placed first in C++ Programming. Adam created a computer program in response to a business prompt – all within a 90-minute time limit.
b. Duke Talent Identification Program
Forty-Five CSISD seventh-graders to be recognized by the Duke Talent Identification Program. Nine of the 45 state qualifiers earned a trip to Duke University to attend the Grand Recognition Ceremony.
The Duke University Talent Identification Program’s (Duke TIP) 7th Grade Talent Search identified students in 16 states in the Southeast, Midwest, and Southwest who have scored in the 95th percentile on a grade-level achievement test. As part of the program, these academically talented students take above-level, college-entrance exams (SAT or ACT) to learn more about their abilities. This year, of the over 63,000 participants nationally, 24,847 students have been invited to attend State Recognition Ceremonies and 1,903 students have been invited to attend State Recognition Ceremonies and 1,903 students have been invited to the Grand Recognition Ceremony.
State Recognition Ceremonies honor seventh graders who have earned scores equal
to or better than half of the college-bound seniors who took the tests. The Grand Recognition
Ceremony honors seventh graders who have earned scores equal to or better than 90% of college-bound seniors who took the same tests. The event will be held May 23 at Cameron Indoor Stadium on the Duke University campus in Durham, N.C.
Nationally Recognized Qualifier from CS Middle School is Lisa Liu and qualifiers from AMC Middle School include Jong Jung, Minha Kim, Susan Lebuffe, Huiyu Li, Eric Piullai, Erika Salzman, Yusha Sun and Annie Zhang. State Recognition qualifiers from CS Middle School include Matthew Barondeau, Janie Beyer, Alexander Cantrell, Maria Defigueiredo, Matthew Eckhart, Nicolas Farmer, David Gan, Olivia Garrett, Diya Girimaji, Jacob Harp, Tyler Kuo, Ellen Li, Stephanie Palazzolo, Garrett Peters, Aggeliki Polymenis, Sandihiya Ravichandran, Danielle Scott, Eric Shim, Patrick Sorescu, Hannah Stewart, Raymond Tjhia, Steven Wang, Fallon Wenck, Ann Yue, and Cheng Zhou. State Recognition qualifiers from AMC Middle School include Schyuler Christensen, Melissa Liu, Taruyn Muthuchamy, Katarina Popovic, Yu Qin, Sandesh Reddy, Ryan Simpson, Yashovardhan Singh, Rohen Sukkawala, Meera Vadali, and Maxim Zelenko.
c. FFA - AMCHS
1. Agriculture Mechanics State Championship – Teacher John Templeton
A&M Consolidated High School seniors Colton Hanson, Cole Sustaire, Jordan Harris and Matthew Telg recently won the state championship in agriculture mechanics at the State FFA Career Development Event held in Huntsville. The Consol quartet earned the right to represent Texas at the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis, Inc., this fall. The milestone is the first for the Consol FFA Ag Mechanics team, which is led by teacher John Templeton.
Individually, Hanson placed third, Sustaire and Harris tied for fifth and Telg finished 12th out of 122 participants. Part one for this contest was animal handling with an emphasis on hydraulic squeeze chutes. Students needed to know about steel structures, electric motors, electric controls and hydraulics, among others, to do well in this competition.
2. Floriculture Team – 5th Place
Consol’s floriculture team (Mariah Chambers, Kaitlyn Hobson, Hallie Morrison and Paige Littlefield) won fifth place.
3. Veterinary Medicine Division II – 9th Place
The veterinary medicine division II (Syndney Rosario, Katie Cerami, Tina Gallegos and Hayley Rogers) team won ninth place.
4. Veterinary Medicine Division I – 14th Place
The veterinary medicine division I team (Denise Sanders-Foster, Cole Glidewell, Sarah Wilson and Elizabeth Smith) won 14th place.
Congratulations to Katie Cerami, Mariah Chambers, Tina Gallegos, Cole Glidewell, Colton Hansen, Jordan Harris, Kaitlyn Hobson, Paige Littlefield, Hallie Morrison, Hayley Rogers, Sydney Rosario, Denise Sanders-Foster, Elizabeth Smith, Cole Sustaire, Matthew Telg, and Sarah Wilson.
d. Academic All-American – Coaches Ryan Goodwyn and April Todd
Caleb Appleton was named an Academic All-American by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches of America. This honor is based on a combination of qualifying times and grades. Less than 2% of all high school swimmers in the U.S. earn this award.
e. USA National Swimming National Championship – Coaches Ryan Goodwyn and April Todd
Hayden Duplechain qualified for the USA National Swimming National Championships in the 400 individual medley. The 400 individual medley is widely considered one of the toughest races in swimming because of its length and use of all four swimming stroked.
f. UIL State Academic Meet – Coaches Michelle Jedlicka-Science, Jackie Shoemake-Literary Criticism, Courtney Wellmann-Journalism
Congratulations to: Kevin Li – placed 5th place in Science, Michelle Liu – placed 1st in Literary Criticism, and Amy Zhang – placed 5th in Editorial Writing.
C-4. Recognize Campus Artwork provided by students from Summer Elementary programs
Student artwork adorned the Board Room walls and was enjoyed by all.
D. CONSENT AGENDA
Agenda Item E – BOARD: Agenda Item E-2: Consideration, discussion and possible action related to 2011-2012 Board Meeting dates; Agenda Item G – APPROVAL OF MINUTES – May 17, 2011 Workshop minutes, May 17, 2011 Regular Board Meeting minutes, May 20, 2011 Special Board Meeting minutes, June 9, 2011 Special Board Meeting minutes; Agenda Item I – PERSONNEL: Agenda Item I-1: Consider approval of Resignations; Agenda Item J - BUSINESS: Agenda Item J-3: Consider approval of 2011-2012 pizza bid (RFB # 11-005) to Dominos Pizza; Agenda Item J-4: Consider response to Request for Proposal (RFP # 11-010) for library books; Agenda Item J-5: Consider approval of Monthly Budget Amendments; Agenda Item J-6: Consider approval of Monthly Financial Reports
MOTION 4358: I move approval of the Consent Agenda, as presented. The motion was made by Vice President Valerie Jochen and seconded by Trustee Jeff Harris. The motion passed with six ayes and zero nos Trustee McAdams was absent.
E-1. Board Directions and Reports/Announcements/Superintendent Reports and Announcements
Trustee Carol Barrett reported that the Education Foundation met on 6/21/11for a planning meeting.
President Randall Pitcock reported that he had participated in the Region VI Superintendent of the Year selection process.
Superintendent Eddie Coulson reported that the Texas Legislature is still in session – a Special Session – and the main issue is public school finance. He also mentioned that the district would be selling the last $41.7M bonds of the 2009 Bond Program through a bond sale in August 2011.
F. HEARING OF CITIZENS (Non-Agenda/Agenda Items)
H. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
H-1. Receive Report related to the Barbara Bush Parent Center Services
Director for Head Start, Pre-K and Early Head Start Sharon Jackson reported regarding the Barbara Bush Parent Center Services offered through CSISD in College Station. The Center was established in 1997 with Mrs. Bush in attendance. She was also present at the Center’s 5 year anniversary in 2002. Educational services through the center that were initially provided for Head Start families and now is offered to district families as well are: ESL: 4 levels. Languages served are Spanish, Korean, other Asian languages; GED services; Conscious Discipline. Services are innovative – intensive college readiness, Grandparents’ Support Group, Single Parents’ Support Group, Latino Literacy Project, and Rosetta Stone Language Programs. Services are collaborative – teaming up with Pi beta Phi, Region 6 ESC, and community agencies and organizations.
Coming events for the BBPC are: University for Parents Catalog, Marriage/Relationship Seminars, Job/Employment Support, Fatherhood Focus, and Adult Literacy Classes.
H-2. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to Career and Technology classes for the 2012-2013 school year
In anticipation of the opening of College Station High School in August 2012, the Board considered the following new CATE courses for the 2012-2013 school year: Advanced Architectural Design, Practicum in Architectural Design, Building Technology, Advanced Building Technology Practicum in Construction, Culinary Arts, Practicum in Culinary Arts and Practicum in Education and Training. These courses were chosen with the assistance of Advisory Committees that considered local, state and national labor market information, as well as, student needs and interests. All of the courses are in line with the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Career and Technology Education (CATE).
MOTION 4359: I move approval of the Career and Technology classes for the 2012-2013 school year as presented. The motion was made by Secretary Paul Dorsett and seconded by Trustee Garland Watson. The motion passed with six ayes and zero nos. Trustee McAdams was absent.
H-3. Receive 2011 Preliminary TAKS Report
Deputy Superintendent Clark Ealy presented preliminary TAKS results to the Board. The Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills (TAKS) test measures student progress in mastering the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), our state standards. Final results, which include additional results from test retakes, will be released later in the year. Students in CSISD continue to perform at high levels with 90 percent of students passing science, 92 percent passing math, 95 percent passing reading/English language arts and writing, and 97 percent passing social studies.
J. BUSINESS SERVICES
J-1. Consider approval of the Quarterly Investment Report
Deputy Superintendent Glynn Walker reported that the requirements of The Public Funds Investment Act (The Act) include a quarterly report of all District investments to the Superintendent and Trustees and that the District’s investments officer to meet continuing education requirement. The District is in compliance with this mandate.
MOTION 4360: I move approval of the Quarterly Investment Report, as presented. The motion was made by Trustee Jeff Harris and seconded by Vice President Valerie Jochen and seconded by Secretary Paul Dorsett. The motion passed with six ayes and zero nos. Trustee McAdams was absent.
J-2. Consider approval of purchase and installation of AMCHS Tigerland Stadium scoreboard from Nevco Inc. for $69,516.00
Deputy Superintendent Glynn Walker reported that a replacement scoreboard for AMCHS Tigerland Stadium has been located. After careful consideration, the old scoreboard has been deemed beyond repair. The new scoreboard will be similar to the one being installed at the College Station High School stadium, currently being built.
MOTION 4361: I move approval of the purchase and installation of AMCHS Tigerland Stadium scoreboard from Nevco Inc. for $69,516.00, as presented. The motion was made by Secretary Paul Dorsett and seconded by Trustee Jeff Harris. The motion passed with six ayes and zero nos. Trustee McAdams was absent.
L. EXECUTIVE SESSION
L-1. The Board will meet in executive session to discuss qualifications of new executive board nominees. The executive session deliberations will be held pursuant to the “Personnel Matters; Closed Meeting” exception to the Texas Open Meetings Act as set forth in Section 551.074 of the Texas Government Code. The Board moved into Executive Session at 8:20 p.m.
The Board went into Executive Session at 8:13 p.m.
L-2. The Board will meet in executive session to discuss the Superintendent Evaluation and amendments/modifications to the Superintendent Contract. The executive session deliberations will be held pursuant to the “Personnel Matters; Closed Meeting” exception to the Texas Open Meetings Act as set forth in Section 551.074 of the Texas Government Code
The Board went back into Executive Session at 8:33 p.m.
M. OPEN SESSION
M-1. Consideration, discussion and possible action regarding the reorganization of Board officers for the 2011-2012 school year
The Board returned to Open Session at 8:30 p.m.
MOTION 4362: I move that Valerie Jochen be approved as President of CSISD School Board. The motion was made by current President Randall Pitcock, and seconded by Trustee Garland Watson. The motion passed with six ayes and zero nos. Trustee Kimberly McAdams was absent.
MOTION 4363: I move that Paul Dorsett be approved as Vice President of CSISD School Board. The motion was made by Trustee Garland Watson and seconded by Trustee Carol Barrett. The motion passed with six ayes and zero nos. Trustee Kimberly McAdams was absent.
MOTION 4364: I move that Jeff Harris be approved as Secretary of CSISD School Board. The motion was made by Trustee Randall Pitcock and seconded by Vice President Paul Dorsett. The motion passed with six ayes and zero nos. Trustee Kimberly McAdams was absent.
M-2. The Board will reconvene in open session to take action resulting from closed session items as necessary
The Board returned to Open Session at 9:50 p.m.
MOTION 4365: I move to approve the contract for the Superintendent with a term change only. The motion was made by Vice President Paul Dorsett and seconded by Trustee Garland Watson. The motion passed with six ayes and zero. Trustee McAdams was absent.
Without objection, President Valerie Jochen adjourned the meeting at 9:54 p.m.
Valerie Jochen Paul Dorsett