January CSISD Board Workshop/Meeting Recap

Note: This is an overview of some of the items on the January 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 January 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


Annual Enrollment Review Discussion:  At the December 19 board meeting, the board received information regarding projected growth for CSISD.  Rocky Gardiner from Templeton Demographics shared the district’s annual enrollment update which included information on the housing and labor markets, current and future subdivisions, and 10-year growth projections by campus.  A key component of the presentation, was information regarding the new K-8 charter school that will open in August.


Also at the December meeting, Deputy Superintendent Mike Martindale shared the annual enrollment review and report with the board and community as a part of board policy FC (Local).


The December enrollment update indicated the most significant area to consider addressing is the classroom capacity of College Station High School.  It showed AMCHS is at less than 85% capacity and it is projected to stay at under 85% capacity through the 2020-21 school year.  Additionally, CSHS is expected to be at more than 110% capacity by the 2020-21 school year.


Based on the options available through policy FC (Local), CSISD is already planning to add portable classrooms to CSHS for the 2018-19 school year to accommodate student growth.


The Board discussed facility utilization options regarding the capacity of CSHS.  Superintendent Dr. Clark Ealy presented two options to address the rapidly-rising enrollment at CSHS.

  1. a bond election for Phase II of CSHS
  2. an adjustment of the high school attendance boundaries to reduce the number of students at CSHS and take advantage of the capacity available at AMCHS.

The board will continue to discuss the options regarding capacities at the high schools at the February workshop or meeting.


REGULAR MEETING

2018-19 school calendar:  The board approved calendar “option B” as the school calendar for the 2018-19 school year.


The Districtwide Educational Improvement Council (DEIC) presented three calendar options for the 2018-19 school year to the board for review at the December meeting and the three calendar options were posted online for feedback.


Of the three calendar options posted online for feedback, 53.9% selected Calendar Option B, while options A and C received, 19.8% and 26.3% of the vote, respectively.


Earlier this semester, CSISD was granted “District of Innovation” status, allowing for more flexibility in developing the school calendar.


LINK: 2018-19 School Calendar


Guaranteed Maximum Price for Middle School and South Knoll Renovations:  The board approved the guaranteed maximum price for renovations to the existing middle schools and South Knoll Elementary as part of the 2015 bond package.


The approved guaranteed maximum price for these projects is $2,586,246 and the total proposed project budget is $3,188,749.  The planning allocation for these projects was $3,200,000 and the guaranteed maximum price was based on the request for competitive sealed bid proposals process.  


The majority of the renovations include the creation of flexible learning spaces at the current middle school campuses.  The scope of work at South Knoll includes the installation of a fire sprinkler system and an update of interior finishes and millwork in the kindergarten and gym areas.


Purchases/Bid Approvals:

  • Approved the purchase of a learning management system from Schoology, Inc., for the amount of $234,750 total over three years from the annual adopted general fund budget.
  • Approved the renewal of Mizuni Student Data Management Warehouse for the amount of $61,300 from the 2017-18 general fund.
  • Approved the competitive sealed proposal for data cabling for Wellborn Middle School from DD Electronics for $213,165.03 from 2015 bond funds.
  • Approved the purchase of replacement cooler/freezer for the Southwood Valley kitchen from 1st Choice Restaurant Equipment for the amount of $71,676.45 from 2013 bond funds.

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