COLLEGE STATION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
February 19, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
CSISD Board Room
A. CALL TO ORDER
President Valerie Jochen called the meeting to order at 7:01 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 Creek View Elementary Principal Tami Laza who introduced 4th Grader Caleb Surovik and Claire Surovik who is in 2nd grade. Dr. Coulson also recognized Greens Prairie Elementary Principal Donna Bairrington who introduced 4th Graders Caitlyn Bachmann and Jihna Bellows. The students led the audience in the pledges and the moment of silence.
C-2. Recognize artwork provided by CSISD students
Student artwork adorned the Board Room walls and was enjoyed by all.
D. CONSENT AGENDA
Agenda Item G – APPROVAL OF MINUTES: January 15, 2013 Workshop Minutes and January 15, 2013 Regular Board Meeting Minutes; Agenda Item H – CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: Agenda Item H-1: Consider approval of Head Start Continuation Grant Submission Request; Agenda Item J –BUSINESS: Agenda Item J-1: Consider approval of Board Resolution extending the CSISD Depository Contract to CitiBank for the fiscal years 2013-2015; Agenda Item J-2: Consider approval of letter of engagement with Audit firm: Hereford, Lynch, Sellars and Kirkham, P.C.; Agenda Item J-3: Consider approval of monthly Head Start financial statements and credit card expenditures; Agenda Item J-4: Consider approval of Monthly Budget Amendments; Agenda Item J-5: Consider approval of Monthly Financial Reports
MOTION XXXX: I move approval of the consent agenda as presented. The motion was made by Trustee Randall Pitcock and seconded by Vice President Paul Dorsett. The motion passed with seven and zero nos.
E-1. Board Directions and Reports/Announcements/Superintendent Reports and Announcements
Trustee Randall Pitcock spoke to the success of the CSISD Education Foundation’s 50 Men Who Can Cook event. The event netted $112,000, had 27 new sponsors and hosted 1500 in attendance.
Trustee Garland Watson reported that the Head Start Review findings were positive.
Secretary Jeff Harris reported related to the Intergovernmental Committee.
Superintendent Eddie Coulson spoke to the fact that the CSISD family has had a hard time with the death of College Station High School student Jake Simmons.
He also reported that the district continues to be involved in the Texas High Performance Schools Consortium who is charged with developing a new assessment and accountability system for the state.
F. HEARING OF CITIZENS (Non-Agenda/Agenda Items)
1. Carrol Claycamp, Professor Emeritus – Architecture TAMU, addressed the Trustees related to the possible opportunity for CSISD to purchase the College Station Conference Center property, located at 1300 George Bush Drive, from the City of College Station.
H. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
J. BUSINESS SERVICES
K. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
L. EXECUTIVE SESSION
L-1. The Board will meet in executive session to discuss security devices. The executive session deliberations will be held in pursuant to the “Deliberation Regarding Security Devices; Closed Meeting: exception to the Texas Open Meetings Act as set forth in Section 551.076 of the Texas Government Code.
L-2. The Board will meet in executive session to conduct a closed meeting to deliberate the purchase, exchange, lease, or value of real property because the deliberation in an open meeting would have a detrimental effect on the position of the District in negotiations with a third party. The executive session deliberations will be held pursuant to the “Deliberation Regarding Real Property; Closed Meeting” exception to the Texas Open Meetings Act as set forth in Section 551.0742 of the Texas Government Code.
The Board went into Executive Session at 7:20 p.m.
M. OPEN SESSION
The Board returned to Open Session at 8:40 p.m.
Without objection, President Valerie Jochen adjourned the meeting.