COLLEGE STATION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT

BOARD WORKSHOP

October 5, 2010 at 4:00 p.m.

CSISD Board Room

 

A. CALL TO ORDER

President Randall Pitcock called the meeting to order at 4:04 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. Receive Report from Paul Clark related to Animate Habitat development in South College Station

President Pitcock recognized Superintendent Eddie Coulson. Dr. Coulson introduced Developer Paul Clark who discussed with Trustees projected development southeast of Bypass 6.

 

C-2. Consideration and discussion related to the attendance zones recommended on August 30, 2010

Trustees discussed that parameters set by the Board, given to the Rezoning Committee to guide their work, were not clear. Discussion occurred related to comparability, perceptions, diversity, disparity, parameters, matrix, expectations, common sense, instructional programs and SES. The Board recessed at 6:05 p.m. for a break and resumed at 6:27 p.m.

 

The board directed the administration to bring back maps that show: expand areas already zoned to Pebble Creek and Forest Ridge that are low SES, avoid more checkerboard make current checkerboard areas larger and see impact at Pebble Creek Elementary and Forest Ridge Elementary. Trustees do not want to put anyone on a bus to get to school that is not already riding a bus, however, if a student is already riding a bus to school, then they could ride the bus to a different school.

 

Discussion occurred regarding North/South line, feeder patterns, capacity, SES, traffic, parking, staging, infrastructure, old versus new, sliver of students, and appreciable number of students.

 

The board directed the administration to bring back maps that explore a north/south line.

 

The Board set a workshop meeting to further discuss rezoning. The meeting will be posted for Tuesday, October 12, 2010 at 6:00 p.m. in the CSISD Board Room.

 

D. ADJOURNMENT

Without objection, President Pitcock adjourned the meeting at 7:40 p.m.

 

 

 

 

RANDALL PITCOCK PAUL DORSETT

RANDALL PITCOCK PAUL DORSETT

PRESIDENT SECRETARY