COLLEGE STATION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
February 21, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
CSISD Board Room
A. CALL TO ORDER
President Valerie Jochen called the meeting to order at 7:02 p.m. and declared a quorum was present with seven members present.
B. DECLARATION OF QUORUM/WELCOME
In attendance were President Valerie Jochen, Vice President Paul Dorsett, Secretary Jeff Harris and Trustees Kimberly McAdams, Carol Barrett, Garland Watson and Randall Pitcock.
C-1. Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag and the Texas Flag, and a Moment of Silence
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized Principal Tami Laza who introduced Creek View students Noah Hahn and Jacob Halling and Principal Donna Bairrington who introduced Greens Prairie Elementary students Rob Rutledge and Bode Rutledge. The students led the audience in the pledges and the moment of silence.
C-2. Recognize artwork provided by students from Creek View Elementary taught by Art Teacher Caytie Brinkerhoff and students from Greens Prairie Elementary taught by Art Teacher David Cain
Student artwork adorned the Board Room walls and was enjoyed by all.
D. CONSENT AGENDA
Agenda Item G – APPROVAL OF MINUTES – January 17, 2012 Board Workshop Minutes, January 17, 2012 Regular Board Meeting Minutes, February 7, 2012 Board Workshop Minutes; Agenda Item H – CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: Agenda Item H-3: Consider approval of a TEA Expedited Waiver for up to 6 days of Early Release for staff development (2012-2013); Agenda Item J –BUSINESS: Agenda Item J-1: Consider purchase of PA/Intercom Bell and Clock System for CSHS from Firetron, Inc. in the amount of $198,415.00, from the 2009 bond funds; Agenda Item J-6: Consider approval of resolution amending CSISD authorized representatives to TexPool Investment Fund; Agenda Item J-7: Consider approval of resolution amending CSISD authorized representatives to Lone Star Investment Fund; Agenda Item J-8: Consider approval of Monthly Budget Amendments; Agenda Item J-9: Consider approval of Monthly Financial Reports; Agenda Item K-1: Consider approval of an Interlocal Agreement between the City of College Station (“City”) and College Station Independent School District
A clarification was explained by administration related to Agenda Item J-5: The Memo is correct and the company being recommended to receive the bid is Layer 3 Communication.
MOTION XXXX: I move approval of the following agenda items on the consent agenda: G, H3, J1, J6, J7, J8, J9 and K1, as presented. The motion was made by Secretary Jeff Harris and seconded by Vice President Paul Dorsett. The motion passed with seven ayes and zero nos.
MOTION XXXX: I move approval of the following agenda items on the consent agenda as presented: J2, J3, J4, and J5 as clarified. The motion was made by Secretary Paul Dorsett and seconded by Trustee Kimberly McAdams. Secretary Jeff Harris abstained. The motion passed with six ayes, zero nos and one abstention.
E-2. Board Directions and Reports/Announcements/Superintendent Reports and Announcements
Vice President Paul Dorsett reported that the Education Foundation’s 50 Men Who Can Cook was a huge success with 104 sponsors, 64 teams, over 1000 in attendance, 45 silent auction items, and netted over $90,000.
Trustee Kimberly McAdams reported that the Head Start Policy Council met and she is pleased that the council involves working with the community.
Trustee Randall Pitcock reported that DEIC has met and focused on the TEA waiver for up to 6 days of Early Release for staff development for the 2012-2013 school year.
Superintendent Eddie Coulson thanked Teresa Benden, Director of the Education Foundation for the 50 Men event and wished the AMCHS Boys Basketball team good luck as they are playing in the playoffs in Fairfield tonight.
F. HEARING OF CITIZENS (Non-Agenda/Agenda Items)
1. Keven Allen addressed the Trustees, thanking them for helping him be successful and get where he is today by approving programs like AVID – Advancement Via Individual Determination.
2. Nicholas Smith addressed the Trustees, expressing gratitude for AVID – Advancement Via Individual Determination.
3. Bobby Slovak addressed the Trustees related to budget concerns.
H. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
H-1. Highlight on Best Instructional Practices – Receive Report from Jody Rodriguez, Forest Ridge Elementary School teacher
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized Forest Ridge Elementary Principal Terresa Katt who introduced the First Grade Team of Teachers at Forest Ridge Elementary: Emily Kruger, Stephanie Weaver, Jaime Vezurk, Minnie Roberts, Shayanne McKown, and Jody Rodriguez. Ms. Rodriguez presented information on the Workshop Model – Spotlight on Best Practice: Reading and Writing Workshop in the Primary Grades. The presentation focused on the fact that CHILDREN are the heart of the workshop model, emphasizing that there is “no ceiling on learning”.
H-2. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to the 2012-2013 District Improvement Plan Goals and Objectives
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized Deputy Superintendent Clark Ealy who shared the District Improvement Plan Goals and Objectives as proposed by DEIC. The proposed blueprint of the curricular work in CSISD is very similar as in years past as this consistency serves as a testament to the district mission of success: to ensure that each student is academically successful and that the unique academic, social, and emotional needs of each student are met in a safe learning environment.
Goal 1: All Students Will Achieve Academic Success
Goal 2: Educational Opportunities Will Meet the Unique Academic, Social, and Emotional Needs of All Students
Goal 3: Educational Practices Will Be Predicated on Scientifically Based Research
Goal 4: Parents and Community Members Will Be Actively Engaged
Goal 5: A Safe and Supportive Environment Will Be Provided For All
MOTION XXXX: I move approval of the District Improvement Plan Goals and Objectives as presented. The motion was made by Trustee Randall Pitcock and seconded by Trustee Carol Barrett. The motion passed with seven ayes and zero nos.
J. BUSINESS SERVICES
K. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
L. EXECUTIVE SESSION
L-1. The Board will meet in executive session to discuss the Superintendent Quarterly Review. 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 into Executive Session at 8:00 p.m.
Without objection, President Valerie Jochen adjourned the meeting at 9:15 p.m.