College Station Independent School District
Regular School Board Meeting Minutes
March 18, 2014 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.
All seven board members were present: President Valerie Jochen, Vice President Paul Dorsett, Secretary Jeff Harris, and Trustees Carol Barrett, Kimberly McAdams, Quinn Williams, and Michael Wesson.
C-1. Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag and the Texas Flag, and a Moment of Silence
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized College Station Middle School Principal Oliver Hadnot who introduced CSMS students Bethany Jones and Afrin Momin. The students led the audience in the pledges and the moment of silence
C-2. Artwork provided by CSISD students from College Station MIddle School, College HIlls Elementary School, Greens Prairie Elementary School and Pebble Creek Elementary School adorned the walls of the CSISD Board Room and was admired by all.
D. CONSENT AGENDA
Agenda Item G – MINUTES: February 18, 2014 Workshop minutes, February 18, 2014 Regular Board Meeting minutes, February 20, 2014 Workshop minutes, Febnuary 26, 2014 Public Forum minutes, February 27, 2014 Public Forum minutes, March 5, 2014 Public Forum minutes; Agenda Item H – CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: Agenda Item H-3: Consideration, discussion and possible action related to the Staff Development waiver; Agenda Item H-4: Consideration, discussion and possible action regarding revised Head Start grant funds and restoration of sequestered activities; Agenda Item J – BUSINESS SERVICES: Agenda Item J-2: Consider purchase of desktop computers from Dell for the amount of $1,047,510 from 2014 bond funds; Agenda Item J-3: Consider approval of the resolution for membership in The Interlocal Purchasing System (TIPS) Programs Purchasing Cooperative; Agenda Item J-4: Consider purchase of Edgenuity Site Licenses for the amount of $94,500; Agenda Item J-5: Consider approval of the monthly Head Start financial statements and credit card expenditures; Agenda Item J-6: Consider approval of monthly budget amendments; Agenda Item J-7: Consider approval of financial reports; Agenda Item K - Administrative Services: Agenda Item K-2: Consider approval of a lease with New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC (“AT&T”) for the installation of a cell phone tower at College Station High School
MOTION XXXX: I move to approve the Consent Agenda as presented. The motion was made by Vice President Paul Dorsett and seconded by Secretary Jeff Harris The motion passed with seven ayes and zero nos.
E-1. Board Directions and Reports/Announcements/Superintendent Reports and Announcements
Secretary Jeff Harris reported that the Education Foundation’s Hall of Fame is scheduled for May 1, 2014 at Pebble Creek Country Club. Forty-eight students from AMC High School and two students from Timber Academy will be honored, along with the educator of their choice. Also Student Scholarship applications are available now.
Superintendent Eddie Coulson reported that the administration has been working with the Convention and Visitors Bureau to possibly assist in funding a feasibility study to bring a natatorium to Bryan College Station. Also he announced that a CSISD administrator has completed her doctorate and introduced Dr. Margie Martinez.
E-2. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to a Superintendent Search and the possibility of naming a lone finalist
1. Jan McMurry addressed the board related to the board’s decision to not have a broader search than internal for the next Superintendent of College Station ISD.
MOTION XXXX: I move approval of naming Dr. Clark Ealy as the lone finalist for Superintendent of College Station ISD. The motion was made by Secretary Jeff Harris and seconded by Vice President Paul Dorsett. The motion passed with seven ayes and zero nos.
E-3. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to adopting rezoning parameters to guide the work of the CSISD Rezoning Committee
Dr. Coulson recognized Deputy Superintendent for Administrative Services Clark Ealy who, together with Dr. Coulson reported that community input was received on rezoning parameters beginning in February 2014. The Board is expected to adopt rezoning parameters at tonight’s board meeting - 3//18/14. The committee’s recommendation is expected in May w2014 with attendance zones presented in August 2014. Community input will then be sought and board adoption of those new attendance zones is expected to take place in September or October 2014. New Zones will take effect August 2015.
Parameters that have been used in the past rezonings were discussed: 2004 prior to opening of Forest Ridge Elementary in August 2005; 2008 prior to opening of Creek View Elementary in August 2009; 2010 prior to opening Greens Prairie Elementary in August 2011 and College Station High School in August 2012. Current demographic composition of elementary schools was discussed. 2014 Parameters discussion focused on
Discussion occurred and administration sought guidance from the Trustees as to the parameters needed to guide the work of the rezoning committee. Trustees definitely want comparable composition and designed for growth. Trustees want to maintain at least three Title 1 campuses. Currently those campuses are Southwood Valley Elementary, College Hills Elementary, and South Knoll Elementary. The Board needs to discuss this again. Discussion occurred regarding adding Title 1 campuses. Administration explained that the money received by the district for this distinction is divided among the Title 1 campuses. Adding a distinction to an additional campus does not mean that CSISD would receive more money. CSISD would receive the same funds and would then need to divide those funds among more campuses.
MOTION XXXX: I move approval of adopting rezoning parameters to guide the work of the CSISD Rezoning Committee as presented. The motion was made by Trustee Kimberly McAdams and seconded by Vice President Paul Dorsett. The motion passed with seven ayes and zero nos.
F. HEARING OF CITIZENS
1. Roy Rodriguez, addressed the Board of Trustees related to the Speech curriculum in CSISD.
H. CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION
H-1. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to a Chinese language course in CSISD
Superintendent Eddie Coulson reported
H-2. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to Goals and Objectives for the 2014-2015 District Improvement Plan
President Jochen recognized Superintendent Coulson who recognized Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction Greg McIntyre who presented the proposed Goals and Objectives for the 2014-2015 District Improvement Plan. Mr. McIntyre emphasized that this proposal represents the work of the district for students.
MOTION XXXX: I move approval of the presented Goals and Objectives for the 2014-2015 District Improvement Plan, as presented. The motion was made by Vice President Paul Dorsett and seconded by Trustee Quinn Williams. The motion passed with seven ayes and zero nos.
J. BUSINESS SERVICES
J-1. Receive quarterly investment report for the three months ending February 28, 2014
President Jochen recognized Superintendent Coulson who recognized Deputy Superintendent for Human Resources and Business Services Glynn Walker who reported that the Public Funds Investment Act says that “not less than quarterly, the investment officer shall prepare and submit to the Board a written report of investment transactions for all funds.” CSISD Board Policy DCA (LEGAL) Government Code 2256.023 Mr. Walker reported that CSISD has primary investment increases due to $83M bond proceeds received and 88% of local taxes have been received. The change during the 2nd Quarter ending February 28 2014 shows an initial value of 43,893,130.14 and an ending value of $161, 351, 492.04 showing a $117,458,361.90 net change.
Mr. Walker reported that investment objectives in order of importance in conjunction with the public fund investment act:
Mr. Walker reported that two investment officers are current on all Public Funds Investment Act training requirements and that is Carmella Shafer and Glynn Walker.
Bank Changes include:
K. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES
K-1. Consider approval of the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP), the total project budget, authorization for the Superintendent or his designee to execute necessary documents associated therewith, and the authorization to proceed with the work associated with security vestibules at A&M Consolidated Middle School, College Station Middle School, Cypress Grove Intermediate School, Pebble Creek Elementary School and Southwood Valley Elementary School
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized Deputy Superintendent Clark Ealy who reported to the Board that in November 2013 voters granted College Station ISD the authority to sell bonds for new construction and renovations to current facilities. The pre-bond planning has identified the need for construction of security vestibules to control visitor traffic in five CSISD campuses: AMC Middle School, CS Middle School, Cypress Grove Intermediate School, Pebble Creek Elementary and Southwood Valley Elementary.
MOTION XXXX: I move approval of the Guaranteed Maximum Price (GMP), the total project budget, authorization for the Superintendent or his designee to execute necessary documents associated therewith, and the authorization to proceed with the work associated with security vestibules at A&M Consolidated Middle School, College Station Middle School, Cypress Grove Intermediate School, Pebble Creek Elementary School and Southwood Valley Elementary School, as presented. The motion was made by Vice Paul Dorsett and seconded by Secretary Jeff Harris.The motion passed with seven ayes and zero nos.
L. EXECUTIVE SESSION
L-1. The Board will meet in Executive Session to conduct a closed meeting to deliberate the appointment, employment, evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline, or dismissal of a public officer or employee. The executive session deliberations will be held pursuant ot 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 Trustees went into Executive Session at 8:00 p.m.
M. OPEN SESSION
Without objection President Jochen adjourned the meeting at 8:17 p.m.
President Signature Secretary Signature