COLLEGE STATION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
October 12, 2010 at 6:00 p.m.
CSISD Board Room
A. CALL TO ORDER
President Randall Pitcock called the meeting to order at 6:04 p.m. and declared a quorum was present with seven members present.
B. DECLARATION OF QUORUM
In attendance were President Randall Pitcock, Vice President Valerie Jochen, Secretary Paul Dorsett, and Trustees Charlotte Slack, Jeff Harris, Carol Barrett and Garland Watson.
C. WORKSHOP SESSION
C-1. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to elementary attendance zones
President Pitcock recognized Superintendent Eddie Coulson who distributed information to the Trustees related to disparity among the elementary campuses of low SES students. The Board directed the administration to bring them a map that raised the percentage of low SES students at Pebble Creek Elementary and Forest Ridge Elementary and lower the percentage of low SES students at College Hills Elementary and South Knoll Elementary by expanding the attendance lines around low SES areas already zoned to Pebble Creek and Forest Ridge. Administration produced a map that accomplishes this, but this scenario pushes the capacity at Forest Ridge and Pebble Creek, while having unused space at South Knoll and College Hills. A target capacity for elementary campuses in CSISD is 640-660 students.
Discussion occurred regarding committee work, capacities of campuses, comparability, parameters, scenarios, and SES.
MOTION 4226: I move to call the question (voting to end discussion). The motion was made by Trustee Carol Barrett and seconded by Vice President Valerie Jochen. The motion passed with seven ayes and zero nos.
MOTION 4227: I move approval of the Rezoning Committee’s Recommendation of August 30, 2010 pertaining to elementary attendance zones. The motion was made by Trustee Carol Barrett and seconded by Trustee Charlotte Slack. The motion passed with six ayes and one no. Trustee Garland Watson voted no.
Trustee Watson stated that committee members that he spoke to expected the Trustees to change the recommendation and he was not supportive of the proposal.
The Board recessed for a Break at 7:05 p.m. and resumed at 7:15 p.m.
C-2. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to secondary attendance zones
Superintendent Eddie Coulson distributed information related to secondary attendance zones. Discussion occurred regarding feeder patterns, capacity of facilities, SES, communication, curriculum alignment, and transitions.
Trustees set a Board Workshop for Monday, October 25, 2010 at 6:15 p.m. in the CSISD Board Room.
Administration and Board will participate in CRSS Training on November 4, 2010.
Without objection, President Pitcock adjourned the meeting at 9:15 p.m.
RANDALL PITCOCK PAUL DORSETTT
RANDALL PITCOCK PAUL DORSETT