COLLEGE STATION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
November 1, 2011 at 4:00 p.m.
Transportation Training Center
A. CALL TO ORDER
President Valerie Jochen called the meeting to order at 4:02 p.m. and declared a quorum was present with six members present.
B. DECLARATION OF QUORUM
In attendance were President Valerie Jochen, Vice President Paul Dorsett, Secretary Jeff Harris, Trustees Randall Pitcock, Carol Barrett, and Kimberly McAdams. Trustee Garland Watson arrived at 4:10 p.m. Trustee Randall Pitcock left the meeting at 4:58 p.m. and returned at 5:00 p.m. Trustee Carol Barrett left the meeting at 5:15 p.m. and returned at 5:18 p.m. Secretary Jeff Harris left the meeting at 5:27 p.m. and returned at 5:30 p.m. Secretary Jeff Harris left the meeting at 6:50 p.m.
C. WORKSHOP SESSION
C-1. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to:
a. Recruitment, selection and enrollment criteria for Birth to Five Head Start children
b. Head Start as provider of pre-kindergarten services for CSISD
c. Self-Assessment and Program Improvement Plan for 2010-2011
d. Policy Council Selection Process
MOTION 4381: I move to approve: 1) recruitment, selection and enrollment criteria for Birth to Five Head Start children; 2) Head Start as provider of pre-kindergarten services for CSISD; 3) self-assessment and program improvement plan for 2010-2011; and policy council selection process, as presented. The motion was made by Trustee Carol Barrett and seconded by Secretary Jeff Harris. The motion passed with seven ayes, and zero nos.
C-2. Receive Report related to the CSISD Transportation Department and 3-tiered busing
Superintendent Eddie Coulson reported that part of the CRSS training that Trustees have been involved in the past couple of year has focused on policy that oversees the district’s major systems. One of those areas of focus is Transportation Services. Dr. Coulson recognized Director of Transportation, Hector Silva, who reported to the Board related to these services in this Management Oversight Workshop. Providing safe, courteous, and efficient services for students is the department’s focus. Efficiency is ONE consideration when making decision, not always the overriding factor. CSISD wants to make good use of students’ time regarding their length of time on the bus. Mr. Silva led the trustees through the description of the program, the system integrity, performance metrics and policy recommendations. Discussion occurred.
Dr. Coulson recognized Deputy Superintendent for Administrative Services Clark Ealy who presented information and reported to the Trustees related to Three-Tiered Busing. Dr. Ealy’s presentation included an overview of the financial backdrop, options for three tiers, what we’ve learned from other districts, and options and implications of implementing a Three Tiered Busing system for CSISD. Discussion occurred.
Without objection, President Jochen adjourned the workshop at 7:50 p.m.
VALERIE JOCHEN JEFF HARRIS