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December Board Recap

December Board Recap
Posted on 12/18/2018
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tuesday, December 18, 2018


December CSISD Board Workshop/Meeting Recap


Note:  This is an overview of some of the items on the December 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 business days of the meeting at csisd.org.


WORKSHOP

Enrollment review:  Deputy Superintendent Mike Martindale made a presentation regarding an annual enrollment review, outlined by board policy FC (Local) pertaining to school attendance areas.


The policy states the administration shall annually review facility and enrollment projection data, including current demographic data, and five-year enrollment and school capacity projections and present the results to the board.  The policy also states the administration should specifically inform the board of any school that has an enrollment below 85% or above 110% of building capacity.


Additionally, the policy requires the administration to provide the board with current proportions of economically disadvantaged students at each school.


Using the updated demographic information from Templeton Demographics, Martindale outlined projected CSISD enrollment growth.


Year

Enrollment

% Growth

2018-19

13,543

-0.8%

2019-20

13,939

2.9%

2020-21

14,379

3.2%

2021-22

14,740

2.5%

2022-23

15,146

2.8%

2023-24

15,507

2.4%


With the recent and future school openings at the kindergarten through eighth grade levels and the boundary adjustment at the high school level, CSISD is projected to have capacity at all grade levels for the next few years.


The following table shows current percentages of economically-disadvantaged students at each intermediate, middle and high school campus.  Elementary schools are not included in this data per policy FC (Local) due to three of the schools being Title 1 schools.


School

Percent Low-SES

Cypress Grove

36.28%

Oakwood

47.02%

Pecan Trail

25.03%

AMCMS

39.09%

CSMS

34.92%

WMS

27.42%

AMCHS

35.34%

CSHS

23.44%


REGULAR MEETING


Swearing-in of new board members:  Place 1 Trustee Mike Nugent and Place 2 Trustee Amanda Green were sworn in by State Representative Kyle Kacal.  Nugent is beginning his second three-year term, while Green was elected to replace retiring board member Carol Barrett.


Recognition of retiring board member Carol Barrett:  Carol Barrett was recognized for her 9.5 years of service on the CSISD Board of Trustees.  During her time on the board, Barrett served stints on the executive committee as secretary and vice-president.  She was lauded by other board members and presented a plaque for her years of service.


Chris Neely named assistant director of business services:  The board approved the promotion of Chris Neely from Budget and Financial Coordinator to Assistant Director of Business Services.  Neely is replacing Carmella Shafer who was recently named Director of Purchasing for CSISD.


Annual Financial and Compliance Report:  Shelby Lackey, a representative of Weaver and Tidwell, L.L.P., gave a report on the annual finance and compliance audit for the fiscal year ending August 31, 2018.


The compliance audit did not disclose any instances of material weaknesses of internal controls over financial reporting and compliance for local, state, or federal funds.


In addition, the final financial audit showed the district had a final balance in the maintenance and operation fund of $996,345 for the 2017-18 fiscal year.  The district budgeted for a deficit balance of $2.4 million.


The primary factors contributing to reversing the deficit were higher than projected local property tax revenue, interest income, ticket sales and summer school and facility rentals.  The district also received $362,000 from a 2014 tax audit refund.


In addition, the district spent less than budgeted in personnel costs.  


Board executive committee reorganization:  The board elected officers for the 2018-2019 year.  The officers are as follows:

  • President:  Jeff Harris

  • Vice-President:  Mike Nugent

  • Secretary:  Geralyn Nolan



Purchases/Bid Approvals:

  • Approved the award of the Request for Bid for small cabling labor projects and materials to D&D Electronics on an as-needed basis effective January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2020 with the option to renew for three additional one-year terms.

  • Approved the purchase of two International 53-passenger special needs buses from Longhorn Bus Sales for the amount of $217,328 using Special Education Federal Funds.

  • Approved the purchase of professional development services for the curriculum team and leaders from McTighe and Associates for an estimated annual amount of $53,850 using Title II Federal Funds.


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