COLLEGE STATION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
November 19, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.
CSISD Board Room
A. CALL TO ORDER
President Valerie Jochen called the meeting to order at 7:00 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. Administer Oath of Office to Elected Board Members
Beth French, Notary, administered the Oath of Office to re-elected Trustee in Position 1 – Paul Dorsett and re-elected Trustee in Position 2 – Carol Barrett.
D-1. Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag and the Texas Flag, and a Moment of Silence
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized AMC High School students Emily Hall – Student Body President and Kathleen Dill, Student Body Vice-President and College Station High School students Kyle Scott – Ninth Grade Class President and Sam Morris – Tenth Grade Class President. The students led the audience in the pledges and the moment of silence.
Congratulations to students who received a Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Program: Gabriella Abouelkheir, Daniel Coats, Maria Defigueiredo, Donald Dennis, Victoria Fazzino, Anne Finch, Valerie Flores-Meath, Yanni Georghiades, Robert Macon Heath, Joshua Ho, Lauren, Hodges, Tanner Jasperson, Kelli Klein, Matthew Lawler, Victor Leon, Wanda Lipps, Anthony Macha, Jacob Mathews, Megan McGinnis, Beatriz Oliva, Jeremy Parulian, Ryan Richardson, Ethan Smith, Meixuan Tan, Erin Taylor, Akshans Verma, Samantha Wang, Shankara Anand, Camille Aucoin, Olga Belyanina, and Anas Abu-Odeh
D-3. Recognize artwork provided by CSISD students
Student artwork adorned the Board Room walls and was enjoyed by all.
E. CONSENT AGENDA
Agenda Item H – APPROVAL OF MINUTES – October 16, 2012 Workshop Minutes, October 16, 2012 Public Hearing Minutes, October 16, 2012 Regular Board Meeting Minutes; Agenda Item K –BUSINESS: Agenda Item K-1: Consider approval of the purchase of the Leveled Literacy Intervention System from Heinemann in the amount of $77,000 from Title I funds; Agenda Item K-2: Consider approval of monthly Head Start financial statements and credit card expenditures; Agenda Item K-3: Consider approval of Monthly Budget Amendments; Agenda Item K-4: Consider approval of Monthly Financial Reports
MOTION 4429: I move approval of the consent agenda as presented. The motion was made by Trustee Garland Watson and seconded Trustee Randall Pitcock. The motion passed with seven and zero nos.
F-1. Board Directions and Reports/Announcements/Superintendent Reports and Announcements
Trustee Randall Pitcock reported related to “50 Men Who Can Cook” which is scheduled for 2/1/13 at the Expo. Also, the Star Educator Award program has been renewed this year.
Vice President Paul Dorsett reported that DEIC has met and reviewed calendar options for 2013-2014.
Trustee Kimberly McAdams reported that SHAC met on 11/7/12, led by Buddy Reed and the committee focused on “healthy minds/healthy bodies”.
Trustee Garland Watson reported that the Head Start Policy Council met.
Secretary Jeff Harris reported that the Intergovernmental Relations Committee has met and focused on the Brazos Transit District, the Crime Lab, and Bryan Collegiate high school and some of the program offerings.
Superintendent Eddie Coulson reported that CSISD is working with Texas High Performance School Consortium. The Consortium consists of 22 other districts and our task is to develop alter accountability standards. CSISD will have early release for students on 12/12/12 for staff development. Also, early release for students will occur on 12/21/12.
G. HEARING OF CITIZENS (Non-Agenda/Agenda Items)
I. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
J-1. Receive Report from Deputy Superintendent Glynn Walker regarding Highly Qualified Requirements
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized Deputy Superintendent Glynn Walker who reported regarding Highly Qualified Requirements.
K. BUSINESS SERVICES
L. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
M. EXECUTIVE SESSION
L-1. The Board met in executive session to discuss qualifications of new executive board nominees. 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 7:35 p.m.
N. OPEN SESSION
N-1. Consideration, discussion and possible action regarding the reorganization of Board Officers for the 2012-2013 school year
MOTION 4430: I move to nominate the current slate of officers: Valerie Jochen for President, Paul Dorsett for Vice President and Jeff Harris for Secretary. The motion was made by Trustee Garland Watson and seconded by Trustee Carol Barrett. The motion passed with seven ayes and zero nos.
Without objection, President Valerie Jochen adjourned the meeting 7:50 p.m.