COLLEGE STATION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
November 19, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
Administrative Conference Room
A. CALL TO ORDER
President Valerie Jochen called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. and declared a quorum was present with seven members present.
B. DECLARATION OF QUORUM
In attendance were President Valerie Jochen, Vice President Paul Dorsett, Secretary Jeff Harris, Trustees Randall Pitcock, Garland Watson, Carol Barrett and Kimberly McAdams. Additionally Michael Wesson and Quinn Williams were asked to join the trustees at the board table even though they were not yet sworn in.
C. WORKSHOP SESSION
C-1. Discussion of roles and responsibilities of Trustees in relation to Head Start programs
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized Director for Head Start programs Sharon Jackson who reviewed the roles and responsibilities of Trustees in relation to head start programs. Brief discussion occurred. The board stated that they prefer to receive head start communication electronically only. No reason for hard copy at this time.
C-2. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to new courses for 2014-2015 school year
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized Director for Career Technology who reviewed information with the trustees related to two new courses proposed to be added at the high school level. Both courses are considered advanced and are in the Health/Science area and the STEM area.
C-3. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to CSISD’s 2014-2015 calendar
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized Deputy Superintendent for Administrative Services Clark Ealy who reviewed the school calendar process. Dr. Ealy reported that state law says that students must attend school 177 days of instruction and staff must have 10 days of staff development. Administration is looking for suitable options to take back to DEIC for feedback. Discussion occurred.
C-4. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to HB5
Superintendent Eddie Coulson led discussion related to HB5. The intent of HB5 was to address restrictive high school graduation plans. Career was stressed. High school courses will depend on career choice or interests. Discussion occurred.
C-5. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to the November 5, 2013 CSISD Bond Program
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized Deputy Superintendent for Administrative Services Clark Ealy who reviewed information and the timeline for the 11/5/13 CSISD Bond Program. There is a committee working on the bond sale, a bond construction group meeting monthly, a design development committee that is meeting, a technology committee meeting regularly and a programming committee that is currently meeting regularly. Discussion occurred.
C-6. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to establishing a Community Based Accountability System in CSISD
The agenda item will be postponed to another board workshop considering the time limitations.
Without objection, President Jochen adjourned the workshop at 7:00 p.m.