COLLEGE STATION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
October 19, 2010 at 5:00 p.m.
Administrative Conference Room
A. CALL TO ORDER
President Randall Pitcock called the meeting to order at 5:01 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 was absent.
C. WORKSHOP SESSION
C-1. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to Board communication with campuses (5 minutes)
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized Director of Communications Chuck Glenewinkel who reported that the “Campus of the Month” effort is going well. The next faculty meeting(s) will be on Tuesday, November 9th at 4:10 p.m. at Oakwood Intermediate School. Trustee Garland Watson will represent the board at that meeting.
C-2. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to Early Head Start personnel policies, self assessment and program implementation progress (10 minutes
Superintendent Eddie Coulson introduced Director of Head Start, Early Head Start and Pre-Kindergarten Sharon Jackson who reviewed with the Trustees policies related to personnel policies, self-assessment and program implementation progress. Discussion occurred.
MOTION 4226: I move approval of the personnel policies and self assessment policies as presented. The motion was made by Trustee Charlotte Slack and seconded by Secretary Paul Dorsett. The motion passed with five ayes and zero nos. There were two absences.
C-3. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to Policy Update 88 (5 minutes)
Superintendent Eddie Coulson asked for comments and questions related to Policy Update 88.
C-4. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to the renovations at Oakwood Intermediate School and AMC Middle School (20 minutes)
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized Deputy Superintendent for Administrative Services Clark Ealy who presented information related to the renovations at Oakwood Intermediate School and AMC Middle School. The need to increase capacity at Oakwood Intermediate and AMC Middle School was identified many months ago. It is needed to further the plan of setting up intermediate/middle/high school feeder patterns. Also, AMC High School needs to be bigger than CS High School, so Oakwood and AMC Middle School will need to be bigger also. This, also, was a fiscally conservative use of taxpayer funds. Adding six classrooms (150 mo9re students) to each school, forestalls the need to an additional intermediate and middle school for a number of years. The money for these projects comes from the project contingency, overall savings from other projects and earned interest. The money for a new intermediate and a new middle school would have to come from more debt assumed by the taxpayers of CSISD.
We asked our architect to give a ballpark figure how much it would cost to build a 2,000 student capacity intermediate school and a 1,000 student capacity middle school, assuming that the land was already purchased.
Intermediate School $23,000,000
Middle School $54,000,000
Using available resources to add six classrooms to OW and AMCMS allows the district to increase the capacity district wide in grades 5-8. The increased capacit6y pushes back the need to ask the voters to raise their taxes for these new buildings.
C-5. Discussion related to preliminary 2011-2012 Calendar options (10 minutes)
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized Deputy Superintendent Clark Ealy who reported that the goal related to the 2011-2012 Calendar is to adopt a calendar at the January 2011 board meeting. Dr. Ealy reviewed the non-negotiables related to the calendar and led the review of the four calendar options developed by DEIC.
C-6. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to CRSS Reform policies (15 minutes)
Discussion occurred regarding the two areas to focus on: Staff Quality and Budget.
C-7. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to the 2009-2010 District Financial Audit (10 minutes)
CSISD has new auditors this year. A brief discussion occurred.
C-8. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to the Board Operating Procedures (20 minutes)
Draft material was reviewed.
Without objection, President Pitcock adjourned the meeting at 6:50 p.m.
RANDALL PITCOCK PAUL DORSETT
RANDALL PITCOCK PAUL DORSETT