August CSISD Board Workshop/Meeting Recap

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, August 21, 2018


Note: This is an overview of some of the items on the August 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 September 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


Discussion Regarding Elementary School Boundary Adjustment and Timeline:  As part of the 2015 bond election, CSISD will open it’s 10th elementary school, River Bend Elementary, in August of 2019.  In doing so, the CSISD board will redraw attendance boundaries this fall to accommodate the opening of the new school.


The board determined a possible process and timeline for the boundary adjustment as follows.  The board will take action on the boundary adjustment process and timeline at the September meeting.


  • Prior to October 1
    • CSISD administration will work with updated information from Templeton Demographics to develop scenarios.
  • Monday, October 1 - BOARD WORKSHOP - 5:30 p.m.
    • CSISD administration will share scenario(s) with the board for feedback and possible adjustment.
  • Wednesday, October 3 - PUBLIC HEARING - NOON
    • CSISD board and administration will receive feedback on scenario(s) from the public.
  • Thursday, October 4 - PUBLIC HEARING - 5:30 p.m.
    • CSISD board and administration will receive feedback on scenario(s) from the public.
  • Monday, October 8 - BOARD WORKSHOP - 5:30 p.m.
    • CSISD administration will share scenario(s) reflective of feedback and public hearings. The board could approve a new attendance zone for elementary schools.
  • Monday, October 15 - BOARD WORKSHOP - 5:30 p.m.
    • CSISD administration will share scenario(s) reflective of board feedback. The board could approve a new attendance zone for elementary schools.
  • Monday, October 22 - BOARD WORKSHOP - 5:30 p.m.
    • CSISD administration will share scenario(s) reflective of board feedback. The board could approve a new attendance zone for elementary schools.
  • Monday, October 29 - BOARD WORKSHOP - 5:30 p.m.
    • CSISD administration will share scenario(s) reflective of board feedback. The board could approve a new attendance zone for elementary schools.

REGULAR MEETING


Approval of Administrator Contracts:  The board approved the contracts of Assistant Director for Special Services Leann Towns and Assistant Principal at A&M Consolidated High School Jason Pratt.


Approval of 2018-19 Budget:  After a total of five budget workshops beginning in March, the CSISD Board of Trustees approved the budget for the 2018-19 fiscal year.  


Revenue projections were based on a 1.0% enrollment decrease and a 6.75% property value increase, while appropriations projections included a 1.5% salary raise off pay grade midpoint for non-teachers and a $750 raise per teacher. In addition, the appropriations included $3.43 million in new positions, $2.4 of which is to accommodate for the opening of Wellborn Middle School.


Because of the projected loss of enrollment and the increased property values, CSISD is projected to pay $14.6 million in recapture payment to the state. In the 2017-18 school year, CSISD paid $4.9 miilion in reacapture.  No recapture payment was made in 2016-17.


The budget approved by the board has $124,249,997 in revenue projections and $128,936,738 in appropriations, for a deficit budget of $4,686,741.  The deficit budget will be covered by the district’s fund balance - or savings account - which currently has a balance of approximately $35 million.


LINK: 2018-19 Budget


  • Previous Adopted Budget and Final Audited Budgets

Fiscal Year

Adopted Budget

Audited Budget Deficit / Surplus

Chapter 41 Recapture Payment

2013-14

-$3.89 M

-$2.4M

None

2014-15

-$3.03M

$325K

None

2015-16

-$1.84M

$2.37M

None

2016-17

-$473K

2.98M

None

2017-18

-$2.41M

In Progress

$4.9M


Approval of 2018-19 Tax Rate:  The board approved an overall tax rate of $1.3720 per $100 of taxable property value, a decrease of 2.6 cents.  The maintenance and operations (M&O) rate of $1.04 remains unchanged, while $0.3320 will be the interest and sinking (I&S) rate.  


The I&S rate decreased to the district paying off some of its previous debt and the rising property value total in the district boundaries.  


  • Tax rates for the last three years
    • 2018 - 2019 FY:  1.3720
    • 2017 - 2018 FY:  1.3980
    • 2016 - 2017 FY:  1.3960
    • 2015 - 2016 FY:  1.3629
    • 2014 - 2015 FY:  1.3800

Purchases/Bid Approvals:

  • Approved the annual PowerSchool Software Maintenance and Support Agreement for the amount of $126,372.28 for the 2018-19 school year to be paid using 2018-19 general fund.
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