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College Station Independent School District





College Station Independent School District

Board Workshop Minutes

Administrative Conference Room

November 18, 2014 5:00 p.m.



President Valerie Jochen called the meeting to order at 5:03 p.m.



Six members were present: President Valerie Jochen, Vice-President Paul Dorsett, Secretary Jeff Harris, and Trustees Kimberly McAdams, Carol Barrett and Quinn Williams.  Trustee Michael Wesson arrived at 5:05 p.m.



1.         Recognize Kimberly McAdams for Board service

Superintendent Clark Ealy recognized Board Trustee Kimberly McAdams for her dedicated service to the students of College Station ISD.  Dr. Ealy presented Trustee McAdams with a plaque commemorating her service.  Various board members expressed gratitude and thanks for her service as well.

2.         Consideration, discussion and possible action related to 2015-16 School


Deputy Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Greg McIntyre reviewed the two school calendar options for the 2015-16 school year as proposed by DEIC.  The blue option closely resembles the current school calendar with finals before the Winter Break, and school ending on May 27, 2016.  The green option has finals after Winter Break, Labor Day as a holiday, a week off at Thanksgiving and school ending in June.  Discussion occurred among the Board members regarding each option.

3.         Consideration, discussion and possible action related to 2015 CSISD legislative


Superintendent Ealy reviewed the CSISD draft legislative agenda items that CSISD feels are important to discuss with legislators.   Some of these items include hold harmless for districts, restore funding to 2010 levels, keep or raise the current basic allotment for average daily attendance, regular disbursement to pay back to the State for TRS, increase Instructional Materials Allotment, accountability and assessment relief, debt service tax rate adjustment, as well as others.  Discussion occurred regarding the items as presented.  CSISD administrators and Board members will continue to boil it down and work toward a concise list to discuss with our community as well as legislators. 

4.         Consideration, discussion and possible action related to CSISD enrollment


Superintendent Ealy reviewed future projections of our debt service tax rate.  He then reviewed our M&O General fund rate predictions through the 2019-2020 school year.  Projections differ depending on timing of a bond election and opening of schools, amount of growth and property tax rates.  Dr. Ealy presented the timelines for a possible 2015 Bond and a 2016 Bond.  Discussion occurred. 


Without objection, President Valerie Jochen adjourned the meeting at 6:52 p.m.



VALERIE JOCHEN                                       



The Board of Trustees reserves the right to go into executive session in accordance with Section 551.071 through 551.084 of the Texas Government Code to discuss any item (s) it is authorized to discuss in executive session in accordance with the Texas Open Meetings Act.  Any necessary Board action related to such item(s) will be taken in open session following executive session.