College Station Independent School District

Board Workshop Meeting Minutes

August 19, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.

CSISD Administrative Conference Room


A.             CALL TO ORDER

1.     President Valerie Jochen called the meeting to order at 5:00 pm



1.     All seven Board members were present:  President Valerie Jochen, Vice-President Paul Dorsett, Secretary Jeff Harris, Trustees Quinn Williams, Carol Barrett, Kimberly McAdams, and Michael Wesson.



a.     Consideration, discussion and possible action related to changes to the Texas Administrative Code regarding Board training requirements

Superintendent Clark Ealy highlighted the changes as they relate to the Board training requirements.  New members are required to have 3 hours of training within the first 120 days.  Team of Eight training will include roles and rights of the local board.  At the December meeting, the president must read into the minutes the names of the Board members and their progress in meeting all of the training requirements.

b.   Consideration, discussion and possible action related to the 2014-15 Budget and Tax Rate

      Superintendent Clark Ealy reviewed the budget.  A presentation on the budget and tax rate will be made at the Public Hearing at 6:45 pm.  The hearing is designed for the public to give input related to the proposed tax rates.  Included in the budget presentation will be revenue, appropriations which includes Personnel costs, supplies and materials.  CSISD will have a planned deficit of $3,030,730 from the fund balance.  The estimated remaining fund balance will be approximately $25,745,000.  The proposed tax rate is a $.06 cent increase per $100 dollars taxable value.  M&O tax rate is $1.04.  I&S is $0.34 for a total of $1.38. 

c.   Consideration, discussion and possible action related to renaming the Timber Academy High School

      Deputy Superintendent Greg McIntyre reviewed the process used for the possible renaming of Timber Academy High School.  Only the renaming was considered; not a logo or mascot.  The possible name College View High School received the most first place rankings from the committee chosen to work on the possible renaming. 

d.   Consideration, discussion and possible action related to  the 2014 TASA/TASB Conference - September 26-28, 2014

      Superintendent Clark Ealy asked the Board members to let Board Secretary Cari Horn know of any changes to your travel plans.  Be sure to keep receipts for reimbursement purposes. 

e.   Consideration, discussion and possible action related to the recommendation from the Rezoning Committee for new elementary attendance zones to take effect for the 2015-16 school year

      Superintendent Clark Ealy discussed the current schools zones and reviewed how the committee arrived at the proposed zones.  He then explained the differences between geo-coded students and actuals.  The committee held five meetings between March and May.  They developed eight scenarios based on parameters set by the Board.  Those parameters were zone the schools for growth, have a comparable composition of students and to maintain three Title I campuses.  The committee recommended scenario F1.  There are no elementary feeder patterns into the secondary schools. Two elementary schools, Pebble Creek and Southwood Valley, are not affected by the proposed changes.  The remaining elementary schools each had very few changes.  There will be three public forums to receive input on the proposed rezoning:  September 2, 2014 at 7:00 pm in the Board Room, September 4, 2014 at 5:00 pm at the Transportation Center and September 10, 2014 at noon at the Transportation Center. 



D.             ADJOURN    

Without objection, President Valerie Jochen adjourned the meeting at 6:26 pm. 


VALERIE JOCHEN                                          



The Board of Trustees reserves the right to go into executive session in accordance with Section 551.071 through 551.084 of the Texas Government Code to discuss any item (s) it is authorized to discuss in executive session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act.  Any necessary Board actin related to such item(s) will be taken in open session following executive session.