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February Board Recap

February Board Recap
Posted on 02/19/2019
Pledge students pictures with board members

Note:  This is an overview of some of the items on the February board workshop and meeting agendas.  This recap does not include every item on the agendas.  Official meeting minutes will be made available on following approval at the March board meeting.  A video and audio recording of the workshop and meeting will be made available within seven business days of the meeting at

COLLEGE STATION, Texas – The College Station ISD Board of Trustees met Tuesday, February 19.  The following discussions and actions are of note.


Discussion regarding Board Policy FMG (Local) - student travel:  The board began initial discussion regarding Board Policy FMG (local), which deals with out-of-state travel for student activities.

Specifically, the board discussed the provisions in the policy which limits out-of-state travel to include only high-school-age students and the limit on a group traveling out of state once every two years.

No action was taken and the item will be considered again at a later workshop of meeting.


Report on the new CSISD Learner Profile: Dr. Penny Tramel, Chief Academic Officer, shared the district’s new “Learner Profile” in a presentation to the board.

The CSISD Learner Profile was developed by the CSISD administrative team, including central office staff and campus administrators, using the board commitments and beliefs as a starting point.

A learner profile is a document which a school or district uses to specify the cognitive, personal, and interpersonal competencies that students should have when they graduate.

The learner profile is divided into five main areas: 

  • Communicates and collaborates effectively - Practices shared responsibility and flexibility in working collaboratively and communicating productively.
  • Personal wellness - Practices healthy habits to maintain healthy social emotional well-being.
  • Seeks knowledge and understanding - Demonstrates intrinsic motivation to learn and possesses solid foundational skills and consciousness about self and others.
  • Contributes as a socially-engaged citizen - Takes initiative to give back to the community and the world and models a demeanor of mutual respect for all.
  • Demonstrates critical thinking and problem solving - Sees adverse situations and problems as opportunities to be creative, persevere, and overcome obstacles.

Purchases/Bid Approvals:

  • Approved the purchase and installation of Head Start playground surface for Forest Ridge, Spring Creek and South Knoll from T.F. Harper and Associates for the amount of $152,698 using $139,329 from Head Start grant federal funds and $13,369 from the 2018-19 general fund.
  • Approved the purchase of the renewal of Mizuni Student Data Warehouse Data software license for the amount of $61,300 from the 2018-19 general fund.
  • Approved the purchase of Laserfiche Avante Solution from MCCi in the amount of $59,830.50 using 2015 bond funds.
  • Approved the purchase of a security camera system for River Bend Elementary from Design Security Controls, Inc., for the amount of $61,782.85 using 2015 bond funds.
  • Approved the purchase of replacement iPads for nine elementary schools from Apple, Inc., in the amount of $132,300 using 2015 bond funds.
  • Approved the purchase of network switches, access points and uninterruptible power sources from Layer 3 Communications in the amount of $1,375,959.50 using 2015 bond funds.


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