College Station Independent School District
Public Forum Minutes
February 26, 2014 at 5:30 p.m.
A. CALL TO ORDER
President Valerie Jochen called the meeting to order at 5:34 p.m.
Six board members were present: President Valerie Jochen, Vice President Paul Dorsett, Secretary Jeff Harris, and Trustees Kimberly McAdams, Quinn Williams, and Michael Wesson. Trustee Carol Barrett was absent.
C. OPEN FORUM TO RECEIVE COMMUNITY INPUT RELATED TO CRITERIA TO BE USED FOR REZONING
President Valerie Jochen turned the meeting over to Superintendent Eddie Coulson who recognized Deputy Superintendent for Administrative Services Clark Ealy. Dr. Ealy gave a brief presentation related to rezoning. He reviewed the timeline of the rezoning process, and reviewed the parameters set by the Board in the past to guide the rezoning committee’s work. Dr. Ealy reported the reasons we set parameters: allows the board to hear from the public about what is important to the entire community, not just a particular area or school; helps frame the discussion about important issues before lines are drawn on a map; helps the committee focus their work when they are faced with a number of different options; and ensures that the committee recommendation fits within the Board’s vision for new zones.
1. Lisa Halperin addressed the Trustees related to rezoning and making sure that at the high school level, we do not create a school that is easier to get into the top 10% than it is at the other campus.
2. Ginger Ewell addressed the Trustees related to rezoning.
Without objection President Jochen adjourned the meeting at 6:47 p.m.
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