March CSISD Board Workshop/Meeting Recap

 

Note: This is an overview of some of the items on the March board workshop and meeting agendas. 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 April board meeting. A video and audio recording of the workshop and meeting will be made available within seven days of the meeting at csisd.org.

 

WORKSHOP

 

CSISD Salary Study Presentation:  Luz Cadena, Senior Compensation Consultation with the Texas Association of School Boards, presented the results of a salary study done this past fall and early spring.

 

The study had three main components, including data collection, market pay review, and to provide models for improvement to consider when budgeting and determining salary adjustments for the 2017-18 school year and beyond.

 

The study analyzed local school districts and local market employers, as well as a few school districts not in the area but that were determined to have some of the same characteristics as CSISD.

 

The information from the study will be one tool to help determine salary adjustments during the budgeting process for the 2017-18 school year.

 

According to the study, potential areas to address include starting teacher salaries, technology professionals, stipends for bilingual teachers, and entry pay rates for instructional aides, custodial staff and child nutrition workers.

 

2016-17 Budget Discussion:  Deputy Superintendent for Business and Operations Mike Martindale made an initial presentation regarding the development of the 2017-18 budget.  

 

The board reviewed staffing and budgeting priorities for 2017-18 and were presented with the first draft revenue and expenditure numbers.  These initial numbers reflect an overall deficit budget of $5,413,101.

 

CSISD will continue to review staffing and budget requests, monitor and adjust revenue projections according to results of the legislative session and update expenditure projections over the next four months.  The 2017-18 budget and tax rate will be adopted at the August board meeting.

 

Discussion Regarding Board Policy FC (Local):  Due to time constraints, the board had a brief conversation regarding a potential local board policy relating to rezoning.  No action was taken regarding this policy at the workshop.

 

The board will continue to discuss the policy in upcoming workshops and meetings.  The initial draft of the policy can be found at the following link.

 

LINK: Draft Board Policy FC (Local)

 

REGULAR MEETING

Purchases/Bid Approvals:

  • Approved the purchase of network switches for Pecan Trail Intermediate from Avinext for $83,789.00 with 2015 bond funds.
  • Approved the purchase of audio visual equipment for Pecan Trail Intermediate classrooms from Avinext for $249,659.58 with 2015 bond funds.
  • Approved a resolution extending the CSISD depository contract to Branch Banking and Trust (BB&T) for the fiscal years 2017-2019.
  • Approved the purchase of five 2017 Dodge Charger vehicles for School Resource Deputies from Dodge City of McKinney for the amount of $115,525.00 from the 2016-2017 general fund.
 

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