August CSISD Board Workshop/Meeting Recap

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

August CSISD Board Workshop/Meeting Recap

Note:  This is an overview of some of the agenda items on the August board workshop and meeting.  This recap does not include every item on the agendas.  Official meeting minutes will be made available on www.csisd.org following approval at the September board meeting.

COLLEGE STATION , Texas – The College Station ISD Board of Trustees met Tuesday, August 21.  The following discussions and actions are of note.

WORKSHOP

2012-2013 Budget Discussion:  Deputy Superintendent for Human Resources and Business Services Glynn Walker presented a final draft of the 2012-13 budget to the board.  Due to reduced state funding, CSISD has reduced its budget by $4.7 million over the last two years.  CSISD will run a planned budget deficit of approximately $4.6 million in 2012-13 due to the opening of College Station High School.  The deficit will be covered by using a portion of the district’s fund balance, or savings account.

The overall tax rate to fund the 2012-13 budget will stay the same as 2011-12 rate of $1.33 per $100 of evaluation.  The maintenance and operation portion of the tax rate will be $1.04  and the debt services portion will be $0.29.

In the regular meeting following the workshop and public hearing, the board unanimously approved the 2012-13 budget and tax rate.

PUBLIC HEARING

The CSISD Board of Trustees held a public forum to hear public comment regarding the proposed district budget and tax rate for the 2012-13 school year.  There was no public comment.

REGULAR MEETING

Purchase of Security Cameras for CSHS:  The board approved the purchase of security cameras from McKinney Security Systems for $71,550, to be paid from 2009 bond funds.

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