Note: This is an overview of some of the items on the June 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 June 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.
2017-18 Budget Discussion: Deputy Superintendent/Chief Financial Officer Mike Martindale made a presentation regarding the development of the 2017-18 budget.
The board reviewed staffing and budgeting priorities for 2017-18 and were presented with a draft of revenue and expenditure numbers. These initial numbers in March reflected an overall deficit budget of $5,413,101 and the numbers reported in May showed a proposed deficit budget of $3,616,722. The current projected numbers reported this evening showed a deficit of $3,581,897.
The projections include a current assumption of a 2.90% enrollment growth, a 9.30% increase in property values, a potential $2.1 million to be used toward employee raises and $2.366 million for opening Pecan Trail Intermediate and new positions throughout the district.
Current budget runs show a Chapter 41 recapture payment back to the state of more than $5.7 million, offsetting the potential increase in revenue from the increased property values.
Martindale also presented the new insurance premiums, which show significant increased costs to employees.
CSISD will continue to review staffing and budget requests, monitor and adjust revenue projections according to property values and update expenditure projections over the next two months. The 2017-18 budget and tax rate will be adopted at the August board meeting.
Any adopted budget deficit would be made up by utilizing funds from the district’s fund balance, which currently has a balance of more than $32 million.
Discussion Regarding Board Policy FC (Local): The board had a fifth discussion regarding a potential policy regarding rezoning.
The board continued to discuss options on how to structure future rezonings as well as what thresholds would trigger considering future rezonings. The data points include the disparity of percentage of low-SES among campuses as well as the percentage of building usage across the district.
The board will continue to discuss the policy in upcoming workshops and meetings.
Approval of New Administrator Contracts: The board approved the contracts of three administrators.
CSISD Assistant Director of Child Nutrition Bridgett Goodlett was approved as the new Director of Child Nutrition. She will replace long-time Child Nutrition Director Diane Dahm, who is retiring this summer.
Additionally, Patricia Ayala and William “Trae” Davis were approved as assistant principals at College Station High School. They are replacing Julie Mishler, who was recently named the principal of Wellborn Middle School, and Matthew Quick who accepted a principal position in another district.
Approval of Guaranteed Maximum Price for the Technology Building Renovation Project: Part of the 2013 bond package approved by CSISD voters included money for the renovation and repurposing of the old warehouse and purchasing buildings located behind the central office building.
This guaranteed maximum price is for the renovation of the old purchasing building into the new hub for the district’s technology department, the third and final stage of the project.
The board approved the guaranteed maximum price of $1,572,981 for this project. The total proposed project budget is $1,851,770.
- Approved the purchase of audio visual equipment for new boardroom/training room in the renovated warehouse from Avinext for $81,431.15 from 2015 bond funds.
- Approved the RFP for library books to 26 vendors, effective for the 2017-18 and 2018-19 school years. It is renewable for one additional year.
- Approved the purchase of an upgrade and expansion of the district’s WiFi network from Layer 3 Communications for the amount of $166,320 to be paid from 2015 bond funds.
- Approved the RFP for maintenance supplies to 20 vendors, effective September 1, 2017 to August 31, 2019. It is renewable for two additional years.
- Approved the RFP for floral and craft supplies to five vendors, effective July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2019. It is renewable for two additional years.