October 16, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.

Administrative Conference Room



President Valerie Jochen called the meeting to order at 5:02 p.m. and declared a quorum was present with seven members present.    



In attendance were President Valerie Jochen, Vice President Paul Dorsett, Secretary Jeff Harris, Trustees Randall Pitcock, Garland Watson, Carol Barrett and Kimberly McAdams.



C-1.  Consideration, discussion and possible action related recent board training and the TASA/TASB Convention

Superintendent Eddie Coulson opened discussion related to the recent board training and the TASA/TASB Conference to give the Trustees an opportunity to debrief.  Trustee Kimberly McAdams reported that she had attended sessions on poverty and education, visioning, and surveying.  Trustee Randall Pitcock reported that he attended a Moak & Casey session and found it interesting to hear their take regarding rainy day funds and other financial items.  He also communicated with elected officials and TASA administrators.  President Valerie Jochen questioned ways to inform the community that this election will have a significant impact on students.  Vice President Paul Dorsett discussed the “myth about Public Schools”.  Trustee Carol Barrett expressed that we need to model what we expect in the classrooms.  


The Trustees discussed that over the next week or so they would take on communicating with the community to get out and vote on November 6th. 


C-2.  Consideration, discussion and possible action related to the development of the 2013-2014 School Calendar

Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized Deputy Superintendent Clark Ealy who reviewed the draft School Calendar Adoption Process and the DEIC Calendar Development with the Trustees, questioning if these valid options are what we can use to move forward.  School can begin the 4th Monday in August and CSISD will try to be out before Texas A&M University starts summer sessions.  Clark Ealy reviewed four draft options.  DEIC will gather feedback for the November meeting and then pare the options to three.  Community feedback will then be sought.

C-3.  Consideration, discussion and possible action related to CSISD Instructional Initiatives

Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized Deputy Superintendent Greg McIntyre who reviewed workshop model, PBL, Success 24/7, Flipped Instruction, etc.  The Board had an opportunity to ask questions and make comments. 


Trustee Garland Watson questioned if there is a Long Range Technology Plan or a Short Range Technology Plan.  The plan is already in place.


Discussion occurred related to how to get devices in kids hands and net access in the community.  We want to give students a choice to motivate them as to how they learn best.  Encourage the students to participate and looking for equity in the learning process – why would be remove the involvement parents?  Discussion occurred.  Additional topics will be submitted for discussion at a later time.    


C-4.  Consideration, discussion and possible action related to CSISD long range planning

Deputy Superintendent Clark Ealy led conversations with the Board related to here’s where we are, here’s what we think, and here’s where we are going related to facility projects.  Information related to enrollment history and projections were discussed.  What are other needs we have in CSISD to accommodate student growth.  Discussion occurred related to back planning from 2015-2016 if we want to move forward with Elementary #9 in 2015-2016.  Discussion occurred.


C-5.  Update on CSISD’s Transportation metrics

This agenda item was postponed until next Board Workshop.



Without objection, President Jochen adjourned the workshop at 6:45 p.m.




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