COLLEGE STATION INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT
REGULAR BOARD MEETING
November 19, 2013 at 7:00 p.m.
CSISD Board Room
A. CALL TO ORDER
President Valerie Jochen called the meeting to order at 7:02 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. Additionally two new board members, Michael Wesson and Quinn Williams were present.
C-1. Administer Oath of Office to Elected Board Members
Superintendent Eddie Coulson introduced former Senator Steve Ogden who administered the Oath of Office to Jeff Harris and Michael Wesson. Celia Goode-Haddock, notary, administered the Oath of Office Quinn Williams.
D-1. Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag and the Texas Flag, and a Moment of Silence
Superintendent Eddie Coulson recognized South Knoll Principal Laura Richter and Rock Prairie Academic Coordinator Rebecca Hannath. Principal Richter introduced Carter Hague and Ellie Hague, fabulous South Knoll students and rabbit experts. Academic Coordinator Rebecca Hannath introduced students Katie Melnyk and Colton Melnyk, fabulous Rock Prairie students. The students led the audience in the pledges and the moment of silence.
Administration and Trustees thanked Outgoing Trustee Randall Pitcock and OutgoingTrustee Garland Watson for their service to the students of College Station Independent School District.
a. Outstanding Participant in the National Achievement Scholarship Program
Congratulations to Hunter Chavis-Blakely who earned on Outstanding Participant certificate. His score was among the top three percent of 160,000 African-American high school students, who requested consideration when they took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test.
b. National Hispanic Recognition Scholars
Six A&M Consolidated High School students earned recognition from the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Program for their scores on the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test. Congratulations to: Abigail McDougal, Nicholas Moreno, Lisa Maciques, Hannah Moore and Sabrina Garza. Their scores are among only 5,300 Hispanic/Latino high school students to be recognized out of a pool of 259,000, who requested consideration when they took the Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test.
c. Girls 3A Cross Country State Champions – Coach Robert Ondrasek and Coach Josh Munson
Led by State AAA girls individual champion Kelsie Warren, The College Station Lady Cougars won the state girls cross country championship. Congratulations to: Leah Lewis, Cayleigh Lekven, Arisha Ali, Kelsie Warren, Abigail Kellstedt, Gabbi Orzabal, Madeline Dungan, Coach Josh Munson and Coach Robert Ondrasek.
d. Girls 3A Cross Country Individual State Champion
Kelsie Warren, College Station High School Junior, won the AAA Girls Individual State Championship.
D-3. Recognize artwork provided by CSISD students
Student artwork was provided by students from South Knoll Elementary School, A&M Consolidated Middle School, Rock Prairie Elementary School, and Creek View Elementary School. The artwork adorned the Board Room walls and was enjoyed by all.
E. CONSENT AGENDA
Agenda Item H – APPROVAL OF MINUTES: October 15, 2013 Workshop Minutes, October 15, 2013 Public Hearing Minutes, October 15, 2013 Regular Board Meeting Minutes; Agenda Item I – CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION: Agenda Item I-1: Consideration, discussion and possible action related to Board Policy FEF (Local) and Board Policy GKD (Local) pertaining to CSISD allowing private lessons during the school day for choir, orchestra, and band; Agenda Item I-2: Consider approval of Instructional Materials Allotment Selection Committee; Agenda Item K –BUSINESS: Agenda Item K-1: Consider purchase of replacement boilers for Rock Prairie Elementary from Entech Sales and Service for $112,734.00 from 2009 Bond funds; Agenda Item K-2: Consider approval of Head Start Financials and Credit Card Expenditures; Agenda Item K-3: Consider approval of Monthly Budget Amendments; Agenda Item K-4: Consider approval of Financial Reports; Agenda Item L- ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES: Agenda Item L-1: Consider approval of the sale, exchange, and conveyance of an easement across College Station Independent School District property to Atmos Energy Corporation, for fair market value, and the documents approving same.
MOTION XXXX: I move approval of the consent agenda as presented. The motion was made by Secretary Jeff Harris and seconded by Vice President Paul Dorsett. The motion passed with seven ayes and zero nos.
F-1. Consideration, discussion and possible action regarding the reorganization of Board officers
Will be considered in Executive Session.
F-2. Consider approval of Superintendent Contract
Will be considered in Executive Session.
F-3. Board Directions and Reports/Announcements/Superintendent Reports and Announcements
Vice President Paul Dorsett reported that the Education Foundation has scheduled the “50 Men who Can Cook” event for 1/31/14 at the Expo Center. Also, the CSISD Education Foundation is co-sponsors with Bryan ISD Education Foundation for the BCS Marathon scheduled for 12/8/13, sporting their new logo motto…”rivals on the field, partners in education”…
Secretary Jeff Harris reported related to the Intergovernmental Committee.
Trustee Kimberly McAdams reported that SHAC met on 11/6/13 and will focus this school year on mental health and the CSISD wellness initiative.
Superintendent Eddie Coulson thanked the community for the passage of the November Bond Election. College Station High School is in the Volleyball playoffs. AMC High School is in the Football playoffs. The administration is beginning work on the 2014-2015 school calendar process.
G. HEARING OF CITIZENS
1. Calvin Gao addressed the Board of Trustees related to the desire to see Chinese Mandarin taught in CSISD.
2. Jana Vogle addressed the Board of Trustees related to the desire to see Chinese Mandarin taught in CSISD.
3. Rick Hill addressed the Board of Trustees related to his vision for the Justice of the Peace Precinct 3 position as it relates to the school district and his candidacy for such.
J-1. Receive Report regarding Highly Qualified Requirements
Deputy Superintendent Glynn Walker reported to the Board related to the Highly Qualified status of CSISD and the requirements for being such.
J-2. Consideration, discussion and possible action related to the evaluation, reassignment, duties, discipline or dismissal of a school employee
Will be considered in Executive Session.
M. EXECUTIVE SESSION
M-1. 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.
M-2. 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 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.
M-3. The Board will meet in executive session to discuss the Superintendent Contract. 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
M-4. The Board will meet 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 8:00 p.m.
M. OPEN SESSION
The Board returned to Open Session at 10:45 p.m.
MOTION XXXX: I move not to reorganize the Board of Trustees at this time and keep the same officers for the 2013-2014 school year as we have had for the 2012-2013 school year: President Valerie Jochen, Vice President Paul Dorsett, and Secretary Jeff Harris. The motion was made by Trustee Carol Barrett and seconded by Trustee Quinn Williams. The motion passed with seven ayes and zero nos.
Without objection, President Jochen adjourned the meeting at 10:45 p.m.