Review of College Station School Board MeetingFeatured Stories, Interviews Wednesday, December 19th, 2012
News release of the December 18th College Station ISD board meeting courtesy of CSISD:
WORKSHOP: CSISD Long-Range Planning: CSISD’s current enrollment is more than 11,000 for the first time ever and, historically, has grown at a rate of approximately three percent annually. With CSISD’s eight elementary schools at a combined 93 percent capacity, it is projected a ninth elementary school could be needed as soon as the 2015-16 school year. Additionally, based on these projections, three additional campuses could be needed by the end of the decade: a third intermediate, a third middle school and a 10th elementary. At the November meeting, the board charged the district to form a community-based committee to examine the potential needs of the district. The board asked that the committee make sure to evaluate any capital projects that pertain to deferred maintenance, infrastructure, transportation, technology and capital projects which could make already existing school buildings safer. The committee is expected to begin meeting in the spring semester.
AEIS REPORT PUBLIC HEARING: The annual Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) Report includes a wide range of information on the performance of students in each school and district in Texas as well as staff, finance, program and demographic data. TAKS scores by 10th and 11th graders showed that 96% of all students passed the English language arts portion of the test. Additionally, 98% passed social studies, 92% passed math, and 92% passed science. The TAKS results also showed CSISD students reached the commended level of performance at a higher rate than the state average in all subjects.
Completion rate data for 2011 is as follows:
2.6% dropped out
2.2% continued high school
0.6% received a GED
Other data included in the report:
30.1% of CSISD students were enrolled in advanced or dual-credit courses (up from 26.4% the previous year)
77.6% of CSISD students took the SAT or ACT (state average is 68.9%)
53.6% scored above the criterion on the SAT or ACT (state average is 25.7%)
The mean 2011 SAT composite score for CSISD test-takers was 1106 (state average was 976)
The mean 2011 ACT composite score for CSISD test-takers was 24.4 (state average was 20.5)
REGULAR MEETING: Annual Financial and Compliance Report: The firm Hereford, Lynch, Sellars & Kirkham, Certified Public Accountants, conducted the annual financial and compliance audit for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2012. The district received an “unqualified report” with no significant findings or material weaknesses. An “unqualified report” is the best possible audit rating.
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