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[I. CALL TO ORDER]

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GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO THE JUNE MEETING OF THE RICHARDSON ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

I AM REGINA HARRIS, PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD.

WE DO HAVE A QUORUM PRESENT, TRUSTEE DEBBIE RENTERIA WILL NOT BE WITH US TONIGHT.

WE WILL CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER AT 6:05 P.M..

DR. HELLER, WOULD YOU PLEASE INTRODUCE OUR GUESTS TO LEAD US IN THE PLEDGES OF ALLEGIANCE THIS EVENING? CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? AWESOME.

THANK YOU. SORRY ABOUT THAT.

I WILL START OVER.

PRESIDENT HARRIS, INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT BRANUM, BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

WE HAVE I'M EXCITED THIS EVENING.

WE HAVE SOME VERY SPECIAL GUESTS THAT ARE ALSO GOING TO BE RECOGNIZED THIS EVENING AS RECENT GRADUATES OF OUR PROJECT SEARCH PROGRAM.

SO AT THIS TIME, I'M GOING TO ASK THEM TO COME FORWARD AND THEY ARE GOING TO LEAD US IN OUR PLEDGES.

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

AND INDIVISIBLE.

GREAT JOB GREAT JOB. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THIS EVENING, PLEASE JOIN ME IN A MOMENT OF SILENCE IN MEMORY OF THE VICTIMS OF THE UVALDE SCHOOL SHOOTING.

OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE UVALDE COMMUNITY AND OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO THEM.

LET'S PAUSE FOR A MOMENT OF SILENCE, PLEASE.

THANK YOU, COLLEAGUES.

IT IS NOW TIME FOR RECOGNITION.

YES. BOARD OF TRUSTEES, MS. BRANUM, IF YOU COULD PLEASE COME JOIN ME IN FRONT OF THE HORSESHOE.

WE HAVE SEVERAL RECOGNITIONS THIS EVENING TO CELEBRATE THE END OF WHAT HAS BEEN A REALLY AWESOME SCHOOL YEAR HERE IN RICHARDSON ISD.

AND AS THEY ARE COMING FORWARD, I WILL SET UP OUR FIRST PARTNER RECOGNITION.

THIS EVENING WE ARE RECOGNIZING A PILOT THAT WE HAVE BEEN ENGAGING WITH THIS PAST SPRING WITH FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH RICHARDSON.

AND I KNOW WE HAVE SOME SOME OF OUR VOLUNTEERS AND FRIENDS HERE, IF YOU'D LIKE TO COME FORWARD, PLEASE, AT THIS TIME.

WE READ TOGETHER HAS BEEN A PILOT PROGRAM THAT WE LIFTED UP IN MARCH AND RAN THROUGH THIS PAST MONTH AT GREENWOOD HILLS ELEMENTARY, AS WELL AS MARK TWAIN.

BETWEEN THE TWO CAMPUSES, WE HAD 80 VOLUNTEERS SIGN UP FROM FIRST UNITED METHODIST RICHARDSON.

THEY ENGAGED IN A VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION THAT TOOK PLACE IN MARCH.

AND THEN VOLUNTEERS SAID THEY FELT PREPARED TO SUPPORT.

AND WE'RE ABLE TO PICK A RANGE OF ACTIVITIES TO ENGAGE STUDENTS WHO NEEDED JUST A LITTLE BIT OF EXTRA HELP WITH LITERACY.

SOME OF THE FEEDBACK SOME OF THE FEEDBACK FROM THE PILOT INCLUDES IT WAS A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE.

THEY LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THEIR READING PARTNER EACH WEEK.

THE TIME WENT BY VERY FAST.

THEY HAD A WONDERFUL TIME.

THEY LOVED THE STUDENT THAT THEY WERE ASSIGNED WITH.

THEY HAD LOTS OF GREAT ACTIVITIES AND MATERIALS SO THEY COULD CHOOSE DIFFERENT THINGS TO DO EACH WEEK.

AND IT WAS FINALLY A VOLUNTEER STATED IT WAS AN EXCELLENT WAY TO ENGAGE STUDENTS NEEDING A LITTLE EXTRA LITERACY HELP.

IT PROVIDED A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR THE STUDENTS TO BUILD SPECIAL RELATIONSHIPS WITH ADULTS WITH WHOM THEY MAY NOT OTHERWISE INTERACT.

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO BUILDING ON THE SUCCESS OF OUR SPRING PILOT TO GROW THIS PROGRAM DURING THE 22-23 SCHOOL YEAR TO SERVE MORE STUDENTS IN CAMPUSES, AS WELL AS PROVIDE A MEANINGFUL VOLUNTEER ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS.

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THIS IS VERY MUCH SET UP TO BE A LEGACY PROJECT HERE IN RICHARDSON ISD [APPLAUSE].

I THINK IT'S ALSO IMPORTANT TO NOTE, AS WE'RE GATHERING THIS PICTURE, THAT THIS ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITY DIRECTLY ALIGNS WITH ONE OF OUR BOARD GOALS FOR EARLY LITERACY. SO IN ATTENDANCE, WE HAVE LISA AND ROBERT [INAUDIBLE] CATHY PHILLIPS AND KIM KASTEN.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR OUR PARTNERS AT FIRST UNITED METHODIST RICHARDSON [APPLAUSE].

WE ARE ALSO CELEBRATING ANOTHER AWESOME PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR BUSINESS PARTNER, STATE FARM AND BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS.

IF THEY COULD PLEASE COME FORWARD, WE WOULD LIKE TO CELEBRATE OUR WE READ INITIATIVE THAT HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTED AT BOTH SKYVIEW AND AUDELIA CREEK ELEMENTARIES.

AS WE KNOW, PARTNERSHIPS ARE A RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TWO OR MORE ENTITIES.

AND TODAY TONIGHT IS REALLY A CELEBRATION BETWEEN STATE FARM ISD AND BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS.

THROUGH A GENEROUS GRANT WITH STATE FARM, WE WERE ABLE TO PURCHASE RESOURCES THAT HAVE BEEN USED BY THE CAMPUSES AND TEACHERS TO GIVE STUDENTS ADDITIONAL LITERACY EXPERIENCES AND TO ENSURE THAT THEY ARE READING AT GRADE LEVEL.

THEY ALSO GOT TO PARTICIPATE IN REALLY MEMORABLE EXPERIENCES, INCLUDING MEETING MS. TEXAS AND RECEIVING CHAPTER BOOKS AND EVEN GETTING A BOOK VENDING MACHINE THAT I THINK WE HAVE A PICTURE UP ON THE SLIDE.

SOME OF THE GOALS OF THE REREAD PROGRAM INCLUDE REALLY CREATING A PREMIER SCHOOL FOR LITERACY INSTRUCTION THAT BECOMES A PILOT FOR THE ENTIRE DISTRICT.

MODELING MODELING FOR TEACHER LEARNING.

BEING ABLE TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES, INCLUDING TEXTBOOKS THAT STUDENTS ACTUALLY GOT TO RECEIVE AND TAKE HOME, CREATING ENGAGEMENT OPPORTUNITIES, INCLUDING THE PARTNERSHIP WITH BIG BROTHERS, BIG SISTERS, WHICH ALLOWED FOR VOLUNTEERS TO ENGAGE WITH STUDENTS AND HAVE MEANINGFUL INTERACTIONS WEEKLY AND OFTEN JUST TO HAVE THAT EXTRA CARING ADULT CHECKING IN ON THEM.

SO IN ATTENDANCE WITH BIG BROTHERS, BIG SISTERS, WE HAVE ELIZABETH BYRD AND [INAUDIBLE].

AND FROM STATE FARM WE HAVE [INAUDIBLE] MCNAIR AND DENISE YOUNG.

AND WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR PARTNERSHIP AND SUPPORT, CONTINUED SUPPORT OF RISD.

WE ARE ALSO RECOGNIZING TWO STAFF WHO ARE RECENT GRADUATES OF THE CLASS OF 37 OF LEADERSHIP RICHARDSON . LEADERSHIP RICHARDSON IS AN INCLUSIVE, UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY THAT STRIVES TO GROW LEADERS WHO CAN CROSS DIVIDES, BUILD BRIDGES, AND SOLVE COMPLEX ISSUES, WHETHER IN THEIR COMMUNITIES, VOLUNTEER ACTIVITIES OR WORKPLACES.

THE PROGRAM EXPLORES ALL ASPECTS OF THE COMMUNITY, INCLUDING ARTS, CULTURE, DIVERSITY, BUSINESS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, CITY GOVERNMENT, REGIONALISM, HEALTH CARE, PUBLIC EDUCATION, PUBLIC SAFETY, SOCIAL SERVICES AND MORE WHILE GROWING PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS OF PARTICIPANTS.

LEADERSHIP RICHARDSON IS NOW IN ITS 38TH YEAR AND CONTINUES TO SUCCESSFULLY BUILD OUR NEXT GENERATION OF MOVERS AND SHAKERS, EVEN IN A PANDEMIC.

THE PROGRAM HAS MORE THAN 1200 GRADUATES WHO HAVE GONE ON TO SERVE THEIR COMMUNITIES IN A VARIETY OF WAYS.

I KNOW WE HAVE OTHER TRUSTEES THAT HAVE GRADUATED FROM THE PROGRAM, BUT THIS EVENING WE ARE GOING TO RECOGNIZE TRUSTEE PRESIDENT REGINA HARRIS AND MYSELF, WHO JUST COMPLETED THE REQUIREMENTS AND RECENTLY CELEBRATED THE GRADUATION OF PART OF LEADERSHIP RICHARDSON CLASS OF 37, THE BEST CLASS [APPLAUSE].

ALL RIGHT.

WE ARE NOW MOVING INTO STUDENT RECOGNITIONS.

AND THIS EVENING WE ARE GOING TO RECOGNIZE GRADUATES FROM OUR HEALTH CARE CAREERS ACADEMY.

AND AT THIS TIME, I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE THOSE STUDENTS WHO ARE HERE THIS EVENING TO BE RECOGNIZED TO PLEASE COME TO MY LEFT, YOUR RIGHT, AND GET ORGANIZED OVER HERE, MS. LISA WILL HELP YOU.

AND I AM GOING TO SHARE A LITTLE BIT OF INFORMATION ABOUT OUR HEALTH CARE CAREERS ACADEMY.

THIS ACADEMY EDUCATES FUTURE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS TO SIGNIFICANTLY IMPACT THE HEALTH AND WELL-BEING OF ALL INDIVIDUALS THROUGH PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE, HEALTH CARE LEADERSHIP, AND GLOBAL SERVICE.

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STUDENTS INTERESTED IN THE HEALTH CARE PROFICIENT PROFESSION CAN BEGIN THEIR JOURNEY TO A FULFILLING CAREER WITH THE RISD HEALTH SCIENCES PROGRAM.

AS A HEALTH SCIENCE STUDENT, THEY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GAIN KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS IN A HOSPITAL SETTING FROM REAL LIFE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS.

FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORE STUDENTS TAKE CORE CLASSES AND PREREQUISITES ON THEIR HOME CAMPUSES.

JUNIORS AND SENIORS TAKE CORE CLASSES ON THEIR HOME CAMPUSES WHILE TAKING PRACTICAL PRACTICUM LEVEL CLASSES AT METHODIST RICHARDSON MEDICAL CENTER.

AND I KNOW JAN ARNDT IS HERE THIS EVENING REPRESENTING METHODIST RICHARDSON, I BELIEVE.

JAN, ARE YOU HERE? OKAY. WE WILL BE SURE AND RECOGNIZE HER IF SHE SNEAKS IN THE BACK.

WE HAVE 18 RISD STUDENTS WHO RECEIVE THEIR LEVEL ONE PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN CERTIFICATE FROM DALLAS COLLEGE.

WHAT MAKES US SPECIAL IS THEY ARE THE FIRST OFFICIAL COHORT AND THEY ALL WORKED AHEAD TO GRADUATE THIS PROGRAM ONE YEAR EARLY [APPLAUSE].

AS I AS I BEGAN TO CALL THEIR NAMES AND THEY GET THEIR WELL-DESERVED RECOGNITION.

MS. MCCOY WAS WAS WAS SURE TO SHARE WITH ME BEFORE WE STARTED THAT IN 2021, WE HAD 346 CERTIFICATIONS FROM ALL OF OUR CTE PROGRAMS AND FOR 2022 AND WE ARE STILL COUNTING, BUT WE ARE NOW OVER 800 CERTIFICATIONS FROM ALL OF OUR CTE PROGRAMS [APPLAUSE].

CONGRATULATIONS. SO AT THIS TIME WE ARE GOING TO RECOGNIZE THESE DESERVING STUDENTS.

WE HAVE EMILY MORALES FROM THE RICHARDSON ISD HEALTH CARE CAREERS ACADEMY.

EMMA. OH, EMMA, CAN YOU HELP ME PRONOUNCE YOUR LAST NAME? [INAUDIBLE].

THANK YOU, CASEY [INAUDIBLE].

KASI [INAUDIBLE] THANK YOU, KASI.

CONGRATULATIONS. MIA [INAUDIBLE].

AMELIA. MY APOLOGIES.

THANK YOU. BLESSING [INAUDIBLE].

JESSICA BATSON [APPLAUSE].

ZOE WALKER [APPLAUSE].

AND BERNICE MARCOS [APPLAUSE] CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE STUDENTS.

WE WANT TO BE SURE AND GET A PICTURE IF SOME OF YOU CAN COME OVER ON THIS SIDE.

CONGRATULATIONS. AS A PARENT OF A STUDENT THAT'S ENROLLED IN THIS PROGRAM AT RICHARDSON HIGH SCHOOL, I CAN TELL YOU I'M EXCITED THAT THIS IS CHARTING A COURSE FOR THEM PAST THEIR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION.

WE ARE NOW GOING TO CELEBRATE ANOTHER GROUP OF STUDENTS, AND I LOVE HOW THESE STUDENTS HAVE BEEN AVAILABLE TO COME BACK EVEN AFTER SCHOOL IS OUT.

SO I THINK THEY GET BONUS POINTS FOR THAT.

WILL THE CREATE REAL IMPACT DISTRACTED DRIVING VIDEO CONTEST WINNERS PLEASE COME FORWARD.

LET ME TELL YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THIS STUDENT AWARD [APPLAUSE].

UNFORTUNATELY, RECKLESS AND DISTRACTED DRIVING IS THE NUMBER ONE KILLER OF TEENS IN AMERICA.

THE HIGH SCHOOL DISTRACTED DRIVING SOCIAL MEDIA CAMPAIGN CONTEST PROVIDES SCHOOLS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHOWCASE THEIR CREATIVE STRATEGIES AND SOLUTIONS TO ADDRESS RECKLESS AND DISTRACTED DRIVING.

STUDENTS HAD THE CHANCE TO DEVELOP CRITICAL THINKING AND RATIONAL PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS THROUGH CONDUCTING RESEARCH, ADVANCING TECHNICAL AND CREATIVE WRITING SKILLS, AND DEVELOPING COMMUNICATION WITH PEERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS ACROSS MULTIPLE MEDIA.

THE AV STUDENTS AT LAKE HIGHLANDS HIGH SCHOOL WON FIRST PLACE FOR THEIR VIDEO AND RECEIVED A $10,000 AWARD FOR THEIR SCHOOL [APPLAUSE].

AT THIS TIME, WE'RE GOING TO INTRODUCE THESE STUDENTS FOR THEIR WELL-DESERVED RECOGNITION.

LAUREN ERICKSON [APPLAUSE].

KYLE O'CONNOR [APPLAUSE].

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ROBERT CRUTCHFIELD [APPLAUSE].

ALI TRUSCOTT [APPLAUSE].

RUSSELL NICODEMUS [APPLAUSE].

SAM THOMAS [APPLAUSE].

AND WE HAVE JENNIFER [INAUDIBLE], THEIR TEACHER.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

CONGRATULATIONS [APPLAUSE].

WE WANT TO BE SURE AND CAPTURE THIS MOMENT TOO.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE WILDCATS.

WAY TO GO [APPLAUSE]. WE I KNOW LAST MONTH WE CELEBRATED A TEAM FROM MERRIMAN PARK THAT WAS DESTINATION IMAGINATION STUDENTS.

AND THIS MONTH, I PROMISED YOU WE WERE GOING TO CELEBRATE TWO OTHER CAMPUSES.

SO AT THIS TIME, I'D LIKE TO INVITE THE BRENTFIELD SMARTY PUGS AND THE MOSS HAVEN'S SOMETIMES WISE TO PLEASE COME FORWARD AND LINE UP HERE TO MY LEFT [APPLAUSE].

LET ME SHARE A LITTLE BACKGROUND AS THEY'RE GETTING ORGANIZED.

OF THE SEVEN ISD TEAMS THAT QUALIFIED FOR THE DESTINATION IMAGINATION STATE TOURNAMENT AT UTA RECENTLY, THREE MOSS HAVEN, MERRIMAN PARK AND BRENTFIELD EARNED SPOTS IN THE GLOBAL D-I COMPETITION LAST MONTH IN KANSAS CITY, KANSAS CITY.

WE CELEBRATED THE MERRIMAN PARK TEAM, AS I MENTIONED, LAST MONTH, AND THIS EVENING WE ARE EXCITED TO HAVE THE TEAMS FROM BOTH MOSS HAVEN AND BRENTFIELD IN ATTENDANCE TO BE RECOGNIZED. DESTINATION IMAGINATION IS A VOLUNTEER LED PROGRAM FOCUSED ON CREATIVE PROBLEM SOLVING.

STUDENTS WORK TOGETHER AND COOPERATIVELY IN A TEAM TO SOLVE ONE OF SIX COMPETITIVE CHALLENGES.

TEAM CHALLENGE CHALLENGES.

OVER 400 TEAMS THAT WERE AT GLOBAL'S BRENTFIELD AND MOSS HAVEN TEAMS WERE SIXTH IN THEIR DIVISION, MERRIMAN PARK GOT FIFTH.

SO CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE STUDENTS, TEACHERS, VOLUNTEERS AND PARENTS.

SO AT THIS TIME WE HAVE THE SMARTY PUGS FROM BRENTFIELD AND WE ARE GOING TO RECOGNIZE THEM.

WE HAVE MR. RYAN HOWARD, CONGRATULATIONS [APPLAUSE].

[INAUDIBLE] WE HAVE KATE [INAUDIBLE].

[INAUDIBLE] HENRY.

[INAUDIBLE]. LET'S GO AHEAD AND GET ONE PICTURE WITH JUST THE BRENTFIELD TEAM.

CONGRATULATIONS BRENTFIELD [APPLAUSE].

AND NOW WE HAVE THE SOMETIMES WISE, ALTHOUGH I THINK THEY MAY NEED TO CHANGE THEIR NAME MAYBE TO THE ALL TIME WISE FROM MOSS HAVEN, WE HAVE JAY HENDRICKSON [APPLAUSE].

OKAY. THANK YOU. WE HAVE MR. COLTON HOLLOWELL [APPLAUSE].

CHARLOTTE [INAUDIBLE].

AND [INAUDIBLE].

PORTER MY APOLOGIES, SIR.

IT'S PORTER DEASON, AND ONE OF THE TEAMMATES WANTED ME TO BE SURE AND RECOGNIZE THAT PETER AND RIA COULD NOT BE HERE THIS EVENING.

CORRECT. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR MAKING SURE WE KNEW THAT.

LET'S BE SURE AND CONGRATULATE THIS TEAM FROM MOSS HAVEN [APPLAUSE].

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CONGRATULATIONS [APPLAUSE].

AND BEFORE WE END OUR RECOGNITIONS WITH OUR MONTHLY SAY SOMETHING AWARDS, WE DO HAVE ONE FINAL STUDENT GROUP TO RECOGNIZE.

AND THOSE ARE RECENT GRADUATES OF OUR PROJECT SEARCH PROGRAM.

WOULD THEY PLEASE STAND AND COME TO MY LEFT? I'M GOING TO HAVE YOU GENTLEMEN STAND AND [INAUDIBLE] COME TO MY LEFT AND WE'RE GOING TO GET YOU ORGANIZED.

I'M GOING TO SHARE A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE PROGRAM.

EIGHT OF OUR STUDENTS IN PROJECT SEARCH RECENTLY COMPLETED A ONE YEAR INTERNSHIP AT TEXAS HEALTH PRESBYTERIAN HOSPITAL, DALLAS.

AND I KNOW INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT BRANUM GOT TO PARTICIPATE IN THEIR GRADUATION.

AND THIS IS ALL PART OF A PROGRAM CALLED PROJECT SEARCH, A NATIONAL PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES TRAINING AND REAL LIFE WORK EXPERIENCE TO STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES.

OF THE 44 STUDENTS ACCEPTED OVER THE FIRST FOUR YEARS OF THE TEXAS HEALTH DALLAS PROGRAM, A COLLABORATION BETWEEN RICHARDSON ISD, THE TEXAS WORKFORCE COMMISSION AND QUEST EMPLOYMENT SERVICES.

ALL OF OUR STUDENTS HAVE FOUND EMPLOYMENT THAT INCLUDES 21 WHO HAVE RECEIVED JOBS AT THE HOSPITAL.

THAT IS AWESOME [APPLAUSE].

FROM ONE OF THE CORPORATE SPONSORS.

THEY HAVE BEEN QUOTED AS SAYING TEXAS HEALTH DALLAS IS PROUD TO BE SELLING OUR CELEBRATING OUR FIFTH YEAR OF BEING PART OF THE WONDERFUL OF THIS WONDERFUL PROGRAM AND AND IS EXCITED THAT NOW OTHER TEXAS HEALTH HOSPITALS ARE FOLLOWING THEIR LEAD AND GETTING INVOLVED BY PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THESE YOUNG WOMEN AND MEN TO RECEIVE TRAINING, HANDS ON EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS.

WE CAN ENHANCE THEIR LIVES AND IMPROVE THEIR WELL-BEING.

AND SO WE HAVE SEVERAL OF OUR RECENT GRADUATES HERE, AND WE'RE GOING TO RECOGNIZE THEM THIS EVENING.

AND WE HAVE KATHLEEN WRIGHT AND [APPLAUSE] SHE PARTICIPATED IN A PROJECT SEARCH PROGRAM AT HIGHLAND SPRINGS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY. WE HAVE JERRY BURGESS [APPLAUSE].

JERRY PARTICIPATED IN A PROGRAM WITH THE BUSINESS PARTNER, RENAISSANCE DALLAS RICHARDSON HOTEL.

SERGIO GONZALEZ [APPLAUSE].

HE ALSO PARTICIPATED WITH THE HIGHLAND SPRINGS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY.

WE HAVE SAMUEL TERRELL [APPLAUSE], WHO IS A GRADUATE AND PARTICIPATED WITH OUR BUSINESS PARTNER, HIGHLAND SPRINGS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY.

AND LUIS SANDOVAL [APPLAUSE] IS ANOTHER ONE OF OUR GRADUATES, AND HE PARTICIPATED AS A PARTNER WITH HIGHLAND SPRINGS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY.

LET'S GIVE IT ONE MORE TIME, A ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR THESE AWESOME STUDENTS [APPLAUSE].

YES WE WANT TO RECOGNIZE OUR STAFF, THEIR TEACHERS WHO DO SO MUCH TO PROMOTE AND ADVOCATE FOR ALL STUDENTS [APPLAUSE].

CONGRATULATIONS OK WE ARE GOING TO ROUND OUT OUR MONTHLY RECOGNITIONS THIS EVENING WITH OUR SAY SOMETHING STAFF AWARDS.

I'D LIKE TO INVITE MARIA HERNANDEZ FROM NORTH RIDGE ELEMENTARY IS MARIA HERE THIS EVENING [APPLAUSE].

AS SHE'S COMING FORWARD, LET ME SHARE WITH YOU WHAT WAS WRITTEN ON THE APPLICATION.

WELL, I THINK YOU'RE RIGHT.

IT STARTS HERE MARIA IS A JOY.

HER POSITIVITY IS CONTAGIOUS.

SHE'S HARDWORKING, AND HER POSITION IS OFTEN THANKLESS AND SOMETIMES MAYBE EVEN OVERLOOKED.

SHE KEEPS OUR CAMPUS CLEAN AND SAFE AND TAKES EXTRA CARE OF OUR STUDENTS AND STAFF.

EVERYONE LOVES MARIA AND AND WE ARE SO EXCITED TO ACKNOWLEDGE HER DEDICATION TO RICHARDSON ISD AND NORTHRIDGE ELEMENTARY. CONGRATULATIONS, MARIA HERNANDEZ [APPLAUSE].

THANK YOU, MARIA, FOR ALL YOU DO TO SUPPORT RISD.

OUR NEXT SAY SOMETHING STAFF AWARD IS FOR ANGELA PIPPIN.

ANGELA, I SAW YOU COME IN.

IF YOU COULD COME FORWARD.

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ANGELA WAS ACTUALLY NOMINATED BY TWO DIFFERENT PEOPLE, SO I'M GOING TO READ A LITTLE SOMETHING FROM EACH OF THEIR SUBMISSIONS.

RISD RECENTLY ENROLLED OVER 150 NEW STUDENTS TO MULTIPLE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY CAMPUSES IN THE BERKNER FEEDER PATTERN.

THIS WAS A BIG PROCESS, WITH MANY STAFF MEMBERS HELPING IN DIFFERENT CAPACITIES.

BUT ONE PERSON THAT STANDS OUT IN THEIR SUCCESSFUL ENROLLMENT IS ANGELA.

NOT ONLY DID SHE VOLUNTEER HER TIME AWAY FROM CAMPUS FOR TWO DAYS AT THE NEWCOMER CENTER, SHE HELPED EACH AND EVERY FAMILY AND REACHED OUT TO THEM ON BOTH A PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LEVEL.

ANGELA LISTENED TO THEIR BACKGROUNDS AND STORIES OF THEIR TRANSITION.

SHE CALMED THEIR FEARS AS PREVIOUS SCHOOLS WHERE THEY MAY HAVE ATTENDED OUTSIDE OF RISD, THEY MAY NOT HAVE HAD THE MOST POSITIVE EXPERIENCE.

AFTER THE NEWCOMER CENTER, SHE ALSO TOOK THE LEAD TO MAKE SCHEDULES FOR THEM AND DISTRIBUTED SUPPLIES AND APOLLO GEAR, ARRANGED TOURS, MADE SURE THEY UNDERSTOOD POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AT THE CAMPUS.

IT SOUNDS LIKE SHE JUST WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND IN SO MANY WAYS.

THEN WE RECEIVED A SECOND NOMINATION FOR ANGELA AND AGAIN IT WAS NOTED SHE WENT ABOVE AND BEYOND TO ASSIST THE 150 REFUGEE STUDENTS AND TO HELP GET THEM ENROLLED IN RISD.

ONLY ONE STUDENT IN THAT GROUP SPOKE ENGLISH AND ANGELA MADE SURE ALL OF THEM FELT WELCOME AND SAFE.

SHE'S BEEN ABLE TO BUILD A TRUSTING RELATIONSHIP WITH THESE STUDENTS.

SHE HAS BEEN ABLE TO CREATE AN EASIER TRANSITION FOR THOSE ENROLLED AT APOLLO.

AND FOR ALL OF THESE REASONS AND MORE, CONGRATULATIONS, ANGELA, FOR BEING ONE OF OUR SAY SOMETHING STAFF AWARDEES [APPLAUSE].

CONGRATULATIONS. AND FINALLY AND THIS IS A REALLY EXTRA SPECIAL ONE FOR ME, TOO, MS. JUDY, WILL YOU PLEASE COME FORWARD? [APPLAUSE] SO, FOR THOSE THAT DON'T KNOW, JUDY WITTENBACK HAS BEEN THE DISTRICT RECEPTIONIST FOR 33 YEARS.

AND RECENTLY SHE ALWAYS SHE IS THE FIRST VOICE, THE FIRST FACE FOR MANY OF US WHEN THEY ARE COMING TO RISD.

AND RECENTLY WE GOT AN EMAIL FROM A VISITOR AND I WANT TO READ A LITTLE SOMETHING FROM THAT EMAIL THAT JUST GIVES A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHO JUDY IS AND WHAT SHE DOES TO ENSURE SHE REPRESENTS RICHARDSON ISD EACH AND EVERY DAY.

A NEW PARENT MOVING TO THE DISTRICT FROM CALIFORNIA CAME INTO THE OFFICES HERE A COUPLE OF MONTHS BACK LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ABOUT REGISTERING THEIR DAUGHTER INTO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AHEAD OF THEIR MOVE FROM CALIFORNIA TO RICHARDSON.

THIS PERSON NOTED, I'VE BEEN MEANING TO SEND A NOTE TO THANK JUDY AS WELL AS SANDRA HAYS WAS RECOGNIZED FOR GOING THE EXTRA MILE TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY HAD ALL THE INFORMATION THEY NEEDED TO START THE REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER REQUEST PROCESS.

IT WAS VERY MUCH APPRECIATED AND HELPED EASE THEIR CONCERNS AS THEY PREPARE TO MOVE INTO OUR DISTRICT.

I WANT TO THANK YOU, JUDY.

THEY WANTED TO BE SURE AND THANK JUDY FOR EVERYTHING THAT SHE DID.

AND AGAIN, WHAT A GREAT WAY TO RECOGNIZE MS. JUDY AFTER 33 YEARS OF SERVICE HERE IN RICHARDSON ISD, SHE IS RETIRING AT THE END OF THIS MONTH AND SHE IS GOING TO BE MISSED SO DEEPLY.

SO THANK YOU, JUDY [APPLAUSE].

AND FINALLY, WE HAVE A SAY SOMETHING STUDENT AWARD FOR MR. VICTOR SMITH.

VICTOR, CAN YOU PLEASE COME FORWARD? [APPLAUSE] VICTOR JUST COMPLETED THE SIXTH GRADE AT MOSS HAVEN ELEMENTARY.

AND LET ME SHARE A LITTLE BIT SOME SPECIAL THINGS WITH YOU ABOUT VICTOR.

WE ARE CELEBRATING VICTOR THIS EVENING BECAUSE HE HAS SHOWN SO MUCH GROWTH AND IS DESERVING OF THIS RECOGNITION.

HIS BEHAVIOR HAS TRANSITIONED TO POSITIVE IN THE BEST WAY.

HIS MANNERS ARE AMAZING.

AND THIS TEACHER SEES HIM VIEWING HIMSELF AS A LEADER NOW, WHICH IS SO VERY IMPORTANT.

THEY SAY IF ONLY YOU COULD SEE THE SMILE HE CARRIES AND THE SPARKLE IN HIS EYES AT SCHOOL.

WE SEE YOUR MOTIVATION TO SUCCEED VICTOR, AND WE'RE EXCITED TO CELEBRATE YOU THIS EVENING AND CONGRATULATE YOU ON YOUR YEAR OF GROWTH AND SUCCESS.

AND WE'RE EXCITED THAT YOU ARE GOING TO TRANSITION INTO THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR, READY TO EMBRACE AND CONTINUE YOUR GROWTH.

CONGRATULATIONS, VICTOR [APPLAUSE].

THAT CONCLUDES OUR RECOGNITIONS.

BUT I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE ALL OF THE PARENTS AND FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND STAFF WHO ARE HERE THIS EVENING WHO HAVE SUPPORTED THESE STUDENTS AND STAFF AND THE VARIOUS RECOGNITIONS. CAN YOU PLEASE STAND SO WE CAN RECOGNIZE YOU AND THANK YOU FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT FOR RICHARDSON ISD?

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[APPLAUSE] THANK YOU. AND THIS CONCLUDES OUR RECOGNITIONS FOR JUNE.

WE'RE GOING TO GIVE EVERYONE A MOMENT TO EXIT IF THEY WANT TO EXIT SO THAT THEY CAN CONTINUE TO ENJOY THEIR SUMMER.

STUDENTS AND STAFF WHO WERE RECOGNIZED THIS EVENING, AND WE ABSOLUTELY APPRECIATE YOU ALL.

OUR FIRST ITEM THIS EVENING IS TO HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING RELATED TO THE ADOPTION OF THE 2022-2023

[II. PUBLIC HEARING - 2022-2023 BUDGET AND PROPOSED TAX RATE]

BUDGET.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 44.004 OF THE TEXAS EDUCATION CODE.

RISD PUBLISHED A PUBLIC NOTICE THAT THE BOARD WOULD HOLD A PUBLIC HEARING TONIGHT CONCERNING THE PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE 2022-2023 FISCAL YEAR.

THE PUBLIC HEARING IS NOW OPEN AND THE PUBLIC WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT.

MRS. BRANUM TO START US OFF, I UNDERSTAND THAT MR. DAVID PATE, RISD'S CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, HAS PREPARED A BRIEF PRESENTATION ABOUT OUR PROPOSED BUDGET.

THANK YOU, MS. HARRIS. YES.

WE HAVE ASKED MR. PATE TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO AID THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES IN UNDERSTANDING THE BUDGET PROCESS AND WHAT WILL BE PRESENTED TONIGHT AND WHAT WE ARE ACTUALLY ASKING TO BE ADOPTED AT THIS BOARD MEETING.

SO, MR. PATE, I WILL TURN IT OVER TO YOU.

THANK YOU, MRS. BRANUM.

MRS. HARRIS. SO TONIGHT THE OBJECTIVES OF THE PRESENTATION ARE TO REVIEW OUR CHILD NUTRITION FUND BUDGET, REVIEW THE DEBT SERVICE FUND BUDGET, AND THE RELATED MULTI-YEAR FINANCIAL FORECASTS FOR IT, OUR GENERAL FUND BUDGET AND ITS MULTIYEAR FINANCIAL FORECAST, AND THEN END IT WITH A REVIEW OF THE OFFICIAL FORM OF THE BUDGET THAT THE BOARD ADOPTS.

SO THE CHILD NUTRITION BUDGET.

A COUPLE OF HIGHLIGHTS THERE.

THAT DOES INCLUDE A 4% RAISE OR A $1 AN HOUR INCREASE IN SALARY, WHICHEVER IS GREATER FOR OUR CAMPUS KITCHEN STAFF.

IT INCLUDES A 4% RAISE OR $1.50 AN HOUR FOR OUR KITCHEN MANAGERS AND ASSISTANT MANAGERS.

I DO WANT TO REMIND YOU THAT THE SEAMLESS SUMMER OPTION PROGRAM IS GOING AWAY FOR THE 2022 -2023 SCHOOL YEAR, AND THAT WAS THE PROGRAM WE'VE OPERATED UNDER FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR THAT WE'VE JUST COMPLETED, WHERE WE FED ALL THE CHILDREN AND THE STATE REIMBURSED US AND OUR STUDENTS WERE NOT CHARGED FOR MEAL SERVICE DURING THE SCHOOL DAY.

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WE'RE RETURNING AT THIS POINT.

AS FAR AS WE KNOW, WE ARE RETURNING TO THE TRADITIONAL FREE AND REDUCED MEALS PROGRAM.

AND THEN WE WILL ALSO, WITH THE ELIMINATION OF THE SEAMLESS SUMMER OPTION FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR, NO LONGER BE DOING THE CURBSIDE FEEDING.

OUR PARENTS WILL FILL OUT THE LOCAL OR FEDERAL FREE REDUCED LUNCH APPLICATION AS APPROPRIATE FOR THEIR CAMPUS.

AND THEN FINALLY, OUR MEAL PRICES WILL BE THE SAME AS OUR 201-2020 MEAL RATES.

SO THERE'S NO INCREASE IN THE MEAL RATES WHEN WE RETURN TO THE TRADITIONAL FREE REDUCED MEAL OPTION.

AND THEN THIS SLIDE JUST PRESENTS A COMPARISON OF THE OF EXCUSE ME, OF THE ADOPTED BUDGET FOR 21-22 AND OUR PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE 22-23 SCHOOL YEAR. AND I WOULD JUST LIKE TO CALL YOUR ATTENTION TO THE PROPOSED FISCAL YEAR 22-23, THE VERY LAST LINE, THE CHANGE IN FUND BALANCE. AND YOU'LL NOTICE THERE'S A DEFICIT THERE OF $4.3 MILLION.

AND THE REASON FOR THAT IS WITH ALL OF THE FEDERAL AND STATE FUNDING THAT WERE PUT INTO THE CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAM FOR THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, INCLUDING THE SEAMLESS SUMMER OPTION, THE CHILD NUTRITION.

I CAN'T TALK THE CHILD NUTRITION FUND HAS A FUND BALANCE IN EXCESS OF WHAT IS ALLOWED BY THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE, WHICH OVERSEES OUR CHILD NUTRITION PROGRAMS. AND SO THIS IS PART OF THE PLAN THAT THE CHILD NUTRITION FUND HAS IS PUTTING TOGETHER TO SPEND DOWN THEIR FUND BALANCE.

SO YOU ADOPTING A DEFICIT BUDGET IS PART OF THE EVIDENCE THAT WE WILL SUBMIT TO TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE THAT WE ARE HAVE A PLAN TO GET OUR FUND BALANCE BACK IN LINE DOWN BELOW THREE MONTHS OF OPERATIONS FOR THE CHILD NUTRITION FUND.

AND THEY PLAN TO SPEND THAT THE REASON THE DEFICIT'S THERE IS THEY'RE UPDATING SOME EQUIPMENT THAT HAS BEEN NEEDED FOR QUITE A FEW YEARS.

GOSH, WALK IN FREEZERS, I KNOW IS ONE OF THE BIG PROJECTS, 19 OR 20 OF THEM, AND THEN JUST A LOT OF OTHER EQUIPMENT IN THE KITCHEN.

SO THAT IS THE REASON THAT YOU SEE THAT DEFICIT THERE.

NORMALLY, WE DO NOT BRING A DEFICIT BUDGET FOR THE CHILD NUTRITION FUND.

AND I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE WERE WALKING THROUGH THAT.

THE DEBT SERVICE FUND BUDGET WE'VE LOOKED AT THAT A LITTLE BIT ALREADY THIS YEAR.

BUT JUST A REMINDER, OUR INTEREST IN SINKING FUND TAX RATE IS REMAINING AT $0.35.

THIS BUDGET INCLUDES PRINCIPAL AND INTEREST ON THE SECOND SALE FROM THE 2021 BOND ELECTION.

AND WE SOLD THOSE BONDS ON MAY 10TH.

PROPERTY TAX REVENUE IN THIS PRESENTATION IS BASED ON THE STATE MANDATED HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION INCREASING FROM $25 TO $40,000 THAT PASSED AT THE LAST AT THE MAY ELECTION DATE, TAXABLE PROPERTY VALUE GROWTH OF 7.99%.

AND THEN JUST WANTED TO ALSO REMIND YOU THAT WE ARE NO LONGER RECEIVING ANY HOLD HARMLESS FUNDING ON THE DEBT SERVICE FUND SIDE, WHICH HAD ONLY BEEN ABOUT $450 TO $500,000.

BUT THE HOLD HARMLESS FUNDING HAS GONE AWAY FOR THE DEBT SERVICE FUND.

AND SO ON OUR MULTI YEAR FINANCIAL STATEMENTS HERE, MULTI YEAR FORECAST EXCUSE ME FOR THE DEBT SERVICE FUND.

THE SCHEDULED DEBT PAYMENTS IS THERE IN THE MIDDLE OF ITS RIGHT UNDER TOTAL REVENUE.

AGAIN, THAT INCLUDES THE PAYMENTS ON OUR TWO DIFFERENT BOND SALES WE'VE HAD FROM THE 2021 BOND.

YOU'LL NOTICE A DECLINE THERE IN FISCAL YEAR 23-24, AND THAT IS THE WAY WE ALWAYS STRUCTURE OUR BOND PAYMENTS.

WE HAVE A LARGE PAYMENT IN THE FIRST YEAR WE SELL THE BONDS, THEN WE HAVE A SMALLER PAYMENTS, CREATING THAT CAPACITY TO LAYER IN ADDITIONAL BOND SALES FROM THIS ELECTION.

AND SO THAT'S WHY YOU SEE TWO LINES BELOW THAT PAYMENTS ON FUTURE DEBT ISSUES FOR THE 2021 BOND.

WE STILL HAVE A PLANNED THREE SALES ON THE 2021 BOND ELECTION, $125 MILLION NEXT YEAR, $125 MILLION THE FOLLOWING YEAR. AND THEN THE LAST SALE IS PLANNED TO BE $100 MILLION ON THE FOR THE 2021 BOND RELATED TO THE 2021 BOND ELECTION.

AND THEN ON THIS NEXT SLIDE, THE COMPARISON OF THE ADOPTED BUDGET FOR 2021-22 TO THE PROPOSED 22-23 BUDGET, YOU'LL SEE THE DEBT SERVICE PRINCIPLE STAYS FAIRLY CONSTANT THERE IN THE MIDDLE UNDER TOTAL REVENUE.

BUT THE DEBT SERVICE INTEREST, YOU'LL SEE A LARGE INCREASE THERE FROM $27 MILLION TO $36 MILLION, AN $8.8 MILLION INCREASE.

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THAT IS THE INTEREST PAYMENTS DUE ON THAT MAY 10TH BOND SALE THAT WE HAD THAT YOU ALL AUTHORIZED ON THE 9TH.

EXCUSE ME. JUST AS A REMINDER, OUR NUMBER ONE PRIORITY IS STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT GAINS AND SO ARE THIS BUDGET FOR THE GENERAL FUND WAS BUILT ON RECRUITING, RETAINING AND REWARDING ALL EMPLOYEES.

AND OUR BUDGET IS SIMPLY OUR DISTRICT IMPROVEMENT PLAN WRITTEN IN NUMBERS.

SO FOR THE GENERAL FUND BUDGET, THE HIGHLIGHTS THERE, AGAIN, THE PROPERTY TAX REVENUE IS BASED ON THE STATE MANDATED HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION, INCREASING THE SAME TAXABLE VALUE GROWTH OF 7.99%, THE ESTIMATED TAX RATE OF $99.7 CENTS.

AND AGAIN, I WOULD JUST REMIND YOU THAT ALL WE'RE VOTING ON TONIGHT, LATER IN TONIGHT'S MEETING IS JUST THE ADOPTION OF THE BUDGET.

THE TAX RATE WILL BE BROUGHT TO THE BOARD IN SEPTEMBER, AND THE ACTUAL TAX RATE WHEN IT IS SET MAY VERY WELL BE DIFFERENT FROM THIS 99.7% EXCUSE ME, $99.7 CENTS, BECAUSE WE DO HAVE TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO TEA ONCE WE RECEIVE CERTIFIED VALUES AND THE STATE WILL PROVIDE US OUR MAXIMUM COMPRESSED TAX RATE THAT WILL THEN FEED INTO OUR TOTAL TAX RATE THAT YOU'LL ADOPT IN SEPTEMBER. THE BUDGET INCREASES THIS YEAR, THE RAISE, THE STIPENDS AND OUR REQUIRED INCREASE THAT WE PREVIOUSLY DISCUSSED AT THE MAY 9TH MEETING.

AGAIN, NO INCREASE IN EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE PREMIUMS. THEN ALSO THIS BUDGET DOES INCLUDE THE EMPLOYEE PRE-K CLINIC, TEACHER PIPELINE AND THE FLEXIBLE WORK OPTIONS THAT WE HAD PREVIOUSLY DISCUSSED.

AND I'VE INCLUDED SEVERAL SLIDES HERE RELATED TO THE SALARY THAT YOU ADOPTED AT THE PREVIOUS MEETING.

I WILL NOT GO BACK OVER THESE IN DETAIL.

JUST A REMINDER THAT I'VE INCLUDED THESE SO THAT PEOPLE LOOKING AT THIS PRESENTATION WOULD NOT HAVE TO GO BACK AND FIND A DIFFERENT PRESENTATION TO COMPARE THEM.

SO INCREASING THE TEACHER STARTING SALARY STRATIFIED RAISES AGAIN FOR OUR T TYPES.

RAISES FOR ALL OTHER FULL TIME PERSONNEL.

WE HAD TWO DIFFERENT STIPENDS THAT YOU APPROVED THIS YEAR, BOTH A RETENTION STIPEND AS WELL AS A NEW HIRE STIPEND.

AND THEN, OF COURSE, OUR REQUIRED INCREASES THAT WE PREVIOUSLY DISCUSSED FOCUSED AROUND UTILITY COSTS, FUEL COST AND THE ADDITION OF THE CLINIC AND THEN SOME UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE COST INCREASE, ELECTION COST INCREASE.

AND OUR DALLAS CENTRAL APPRAISAL DISTRICT FEES ARE INCREASING AND THERE HAVE BEEN NO CHANGES IN THIS FROM OUR PREVIOUS PRESENTATIONS.

AND THEN FINALLY, THE EMPLOYEE DAYCARE, WHICH IS IN THE TWO VERSIONS OF THE GENERAL FUND BUDGET THAT ARE BEFORE YOU TONIGHT. THE DAYCARE AND DAYCARE PLAN IS FOR A DAYCARE IN EACH OF OUR HIGH SCHOOL FEEDER PATTERNS, STARTING WITH TWO LOCATIONS.

GOAL IS TO OPEN THEM IN JANUARY OF 2023.

HOWEVER, WITH CONSTRUCTION SUPPLY ISSUES AND ALL THAT STILL CONTINUES TO BE OUR GOAL.

CANYON CREEK ELEMENTARY AND THEN THE FORMER NEWCOMER CENTER BUILDING ACROSS FROM RICHARDSON HIGH SCHOOL ARE OUR LOCATIONS.

THE OTHER TWO LOCATIONS, THOSE OPENING DATES AND LOCATIONS ARE BE TO BE DETERMINED.

GOAL IS TO SERVE 68 STUDENTS PER LOCATION.

SO 136 STUDENTS FOR THESE CHILDREN EXCUSE ME FOR THESE FIRST TWO NIGHT STUDENTS SERVES CHILDREN AGES SIX WEEKS TO THREE YEARS.

OUR EMPLOYEE COST PER MONTH IS $350 AND OUR ESTIMATED ANNUAL OPERATING COST IS $510,000 PER LOCATION OR $1,020,000 FOR THE TWO LOCATIONS.

AND THEN ESTIMATED CONSTRUCTION COST IS $2 MILLION PER LOCATION, $4 MILLION TOTAL FOR THOSE TWO.

AND SO THE FOLLOWING SLIDES HERE WE HAVE THE GENERAL FUND MULTIYEAR FORECAST WITH THE DAYCARE INCLUDED.

AND SO THE KIND OF THE MIDDLE OF THE PAGE, THEIR BUDGET INCREASES WITH DAYCARE, THE $6.9 MILLION IN THE FISCAL YEAR 22-23 COLUMN HAS ALL OF THE COSTS PRESENTED ON THE PREVIOUS PAGE.

SO THE $5,020,000 IS IN THAT BUDGET INCREASE NUMBER GOING FORWARD IN 23-24 AND FORWARD.

I'VE ONLY I HAVE ONLY INCLUDED THE OPERATING COST AND THEN APPLIED AN INFLATION FACTOR TO IT GOING

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FORWARD IN THOSE THREE FUTURE YEARS, THE CONSTRUCTION COST AND THE OPERATING COST ASSOCIATED WITH THE OTHER TWO DAYCARES HAVE NOT BEEN INCLUDED AT THIS TIME BECAUSE WE'RE STILL WORKING ON LOCATION AND EXACT TIMING OF THOSE, SO THEY ARE NOT REFLECTED IN THIS MULTIYEAR FINANCIAL STATEMENT.

YOU CAN SEE THAT FOR 22-23, THIRD LINE FROM THE BOTTOM, WE'RE ESTIMATING A CHANGE IN FUND BALANCE AT THIS POINT OF A DECLINE IN FUND BALANCE OF $25.9 MILLION, TAKING OUR ENDING TOTAL FUND BALANCE ESTIMATED TO BE $155 MILLION.

AND THEN THAT WALKS FORWARD EACH YEAR THROUGH FISCAL YEAR, 25-26.

MR. PATE, QUICK QUESTION FOR YOU.

YES, MA'AM. IN HERE, DID YOU INCLUDE THE POTENTIAL WE KNOW THAT OUR EMPLOYEES WILL BE ASKED TO PAY A TUITION FEE.

IS THAT THE REVENUE GENERATED FROM THAT TUITION INCLUDED IN THIS BUDGET? IT IS NOT, I FAILED TO INCLUDE THE REVENUE FROM THAT.

WE CAN CERTAINLY ADD THAT AMENDMENT.

BUT BECAUSE OF THE TIMING OF WHEN WE KNEW EXACTLY WHEN WE WERE GOING TO OPEN IT, I JUST WENT AHEAD AND LEFT THAT OUT AT THIS POINT.

BUT WE WILL LIKELY AMEND THE BUDGET ANYWAYS WHEN WE COME BACK IN SEPTEMBER TO REFLECT THE ACTUAL TAX RATE SO WE CAN ADD THAT IN IF WE HAVE A BETTER IDEA OF WHEN THE EXCUSE ME, WHEN THE DAYCARE WILL ACTUALLY OPEN.

AND THEN THIS SLIDE IS THE EXACT SAME INFORMATION JUST WITHOUT THE DAY CARE.

AND SO THE ONLY LINE ITEM THAT IS DIFFERENT IS THAT BUDGET INCREASES LINE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE PAGE.

AND YOU CAN SEE AGAIN THE CHANGE IN FUND BALANCE.

IT'S A DECREASE OF $20.9 MILLION INSTEAD OF $25.9 MILLION.

AND THEN HERE IS THE BUDGET, THE ADOPTED VERSUS THE PROPOSED, BOTH WITH THE DAYCARE AND WITHOUT THE DAYCARE.

AND THEN FINALLY THE TWO DIFFERENT VERSIONS OF THE OFFICIAL FORM OF THE ADOPTED BUDGET AND WHAT IS DIFFERENT HERE.

AND THE BOARD IS REQUIRED TO ADOPT THE BUDGET BY FUND AND FUNCTION.

SO THE THREE FUNDS THAT YOU ADOPT THE BUDGET FOR THE OPERATING FUND OR GENERAL FUND, CHILD NUTRITION FUND AND THE DEBT SERVICE FUND.

AND THEN YOU CAN SEE DOWN THE LEFT SIDE YOU HAVE THE REVENUE CATEGORIES, LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL REVENUE, BUT THE FUNCTIONS THERE LISTED WITH THE ASSIGNED NAME AND NUMBER.

SO FUNCTION 11 IS INSTRUCTION.

I WILL NOT READ THE REST OF THEM TO YOU, BUT THAT IS WHERE WE SPEND THE THAT IS THE LARGEST FUNCTION BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT WE DO.

WE PROVIDE INSTRUCTION TO OUR STUDENTS.

AND SO THIS IS THE FORMAT THAT TEA REQUIRES US TO ADOPT THE BUDGET IN.

AND AGAIN, WITH THIS ONE YOU HAVE BOTH INCLUDES AND EXCLUDES THE DAY CARE OUR BUDGET CALENDAR.

WE'RE NOW ON PAGE TWO.

HERE WE ARE AT JUNE 6TH AND FOR BUDGET ADOPTION AND THEN THE NEXT REALLY SIGNIFICANT DATES COME IN JULY WHEN WE GET THE CERTIFIED VALUE AND WORKING WITH TEA TO GET OUR TAX RATE AND THEN WE'LL PUBLISH A NEW NOTICE IF NEEDED.

AND THEN THE BOARD RIGHT NOW TENTATIVELY WILL ADOPT THE TAX RATE AT THE SEPTEMBER 12TH BOARD MEETING AND WE WILL MAIL OUT TAX BILLS ON OCTOBER 1ST.

THANK YOU, MR. PATE AND JUST TO FRAME AGAIN FOR ESPECIALLY FOR THE COMMUNITY WHO MAY NOT BE AWARE, WE DID PROVIDE TWO DIFFERENT OPTIONS FOR THE BUDGET.

WE WANTED TO BE ABSOLUTELY TRANSPARENT THAT IF WE WERE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH A DAY CARE, HERE IS THE ESTIMATED COSTS.

WE DO NOT HAVE FINAL BIDS ON WHAT THOSE CONSTRUCTION COSTS WOULD LOOK LIKE.

AND SO THIS IS AN ESTIMATE.

SO REALLY THE BOARD HAS TWO OPTIONS IN THIS CONSIDERATION.

IT IS TO BUILD WHAT WE BELIEVE IS A REASONABLE BUDGET FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE TWO EMPLOYEE DAYCARES AND GO AHEAD AND BUILD THAT INTO OUR BASE BUDGET FOR 22-23.

OR IF THE BOARD WOULD LIKE TO WAIT UNTIL WE RECEIVE MORE OFFICIAL QUOTES AND WE GET A GMP TO BRING FORWARD TO YOU, WE COULD ADOPT THE BUDGET WITHOUT IT AND MAKE IT AN ADOPT AN AMENDED BUDGET ONCE WE GET THOSE GMPS IN.

BUT AGAIN, WE WANTED ULTIMATELY WE KNEW THAT THE EMPLOYEE DAYCARE WAS PART OF THE COMPENSATION PACKAGE THAT YOU ALL APPROVED AND WE WANTED TO BRING FORWARD WITH THE ESTIMATED COSTS SINCE THAT WAS A PART OF YOUR CONSIDERATION.

AND THAT IS WHY WE HAVE BROUGHT FORWARD TWO DIFFERENT OPTIONS IN TERMS OF THE BUDGET FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

SO I JUST WANTED TO FRAME THAT A LITTLE BIT.

ARE WE ALLOWED TO ASK FOR SOME CLARIFICATION? WE WILL ONCE WE GET THE BUDGET DISCUSSION.

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THERE YOU GO ONCE WE GET THERE.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU, MR. PATE. AND THANK YOU, MS. BRANUM. MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC ARE NOW HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT ON THE PROPOSED 2022-2023 BUDGET.

PERSONS WHO WISH TO ADDRESS THE BOARD CONCERNING THE BUDGET SHOULD HAVE SUBMITTED A PUBLIC COMMENT IN COURT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCEDURES STATED IN THE PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE.

MS. TIMME WILL BE SUBSTITUTING FOR MS. RENTERÍA ON PUBLIC COMMENTS.

SO MS. TIMME, DO WE HAVE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS IN REFERENCE TO OUR BUDGET? WE DO NOT. THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU, MS. TIMME.

THIS PUBLIC HEARING IS NOW CLOSED.

THE NEXT ITEM ON OUR AGENDA IS A PUBLIC COMMENT SECTION.

[III. PUBLIC COMMENT SECTION]

MS. TIMME, DO WE HAVE ANY CARDS FOR PERSONS WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD? WE DO. OK.

THANK YOU. MS. HARRIS ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD, I WELCOME OUR VISITORS.

SPEAKERS MAY COMMENT ON AGENDA RELATED TOPICS OR NON AGENDA RELATED TOPICS AT REGULAR BUSINESS MEETINGS, AT WORK SESSIONS OR OTHER CALLED MEETINGS.

PUBLIC COMMENT IS LIMITED TO AGENDA RELATED ITEMS. SPEAKERS HAVE 3 MINUTES TO PRESENT COMMENTS UNLESS THE TIME OF ALL SPEAKERS HAS BEEN REDUCED DUE TO A LARGE NUMBER OF SPEAKERS OR OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES.

WE HAVE A BRIEF VIDEO TO INTRODUCE THE PUBLIC COMMENTS COMMENTS SECTION AND TO PROVIDE INFORMATION TO MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO WISH TO ADDRESS THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

IN ADDITION, A DIGITAL TIMER WILL PROJECT ON THE SCREEN AND WILL COUNT DOWN A SPEAKER'S TIME FROM 3 MINUTES TO ZERO.

SPEAKERS MAY REFER TO THE SCREEN FOR THEIR REMAINING TIME.

A COPY OF THE BOARD'S PROCEDURES FOR ADDRESSING THE BOARD IS ALSO LOCATED ON THE TABLE IN THE FOYER.

PLEASE JOIN ME IN WATCHING THE VIDEO.

[VIDEO] THE PUBLIC COMMENT SECTION PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC TO CONVEY INFORMATION TO THE BOARD.

SPEAKERS MAY COMMENT ON AGENDA RELATED TOPICS OR NON AGENDA RELATED TOPICS AT REGULAR BUSINESS MEETINGS, AT WORK SESSIONS OR OTHER CALLED MEETINGS.

PUBLIC COMMENT IS LIMITED TO AGENDA RELATED ITEMS. A PERSON WHO WISHES TO ADDRESS THE BOARD MUST COMPLETE A PUBLIC COMMENT CARD BEFORE THE MEETING TO INDICATE HE OR SHE WISHES TO SPEAK.

CARDS ARE LOCATED IN THE FOYER OF THE AUDITORIUM AND COMPLETED CARDS MUST BE PLACED IN THE DESIGNATED BOX NO LATER THAN 15 MINUTES BEFORE THE MEETING IS SCHEDULED TO BEGIN.

SPEAKERS WHO WISH TO PROVIDE WRITTEN MATERIALS TO THE BOARD SHOULD ATTACH THEM TO THEIR PUBLIC COMMENT CARD.

A STAFF MEMBER WILL PROVIDE THE DOCUMENTS TO THE BOARD.

PLEASE DO NOT APPROACH THE HORSESHOE AREA DURING COMMENTS.

THE BOARD WILL NOT ENGAGE IN DIALOG WITH THE SPEAKERS.

THE BOARD CANNOT DELIBERATE OR MAKE A DECISION ON ANY SUBJECT THAT IS NOT ON THE AGENDA.

A SPEAKER MAY COMPLETE ONE PUBLIC COMMENT CARD FOR EACH MEETING.

EACH SPEAKER IS LIMITED TO A TOTAL OF 3 MINUTES, UNLESS THE TIME OF ALL SPEAKERS HAS BEEN REDUCED DUE TO A LARGE NUMBER OF SPEAKERS OR OTHER CIRCUMSTANCES.

A SPEAKER MAY NOT TAKE THE TIME OF ANOTHER SPEAKER.

SPEAKERS WHO SPEAK THROUGH A FOREIGN LANGUAGE OR SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETER WILL RECEIVE ADDITIONAL TIME.

THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD IS NOT THE APPROPRIATE TIME TO PRESENT FORMAL COMPLAINTS.

THE BOARD WILL ONLY CONSIDER FORMAL COMPLAINTS THAT REMAIN UNRESOLVED AFTER THEY'VE BEEN ADDRESSED THROUGH PROPER ADMINISTRATIVE CHANNELS AND WHEN THEY HAVE BEEN PLACED ON THE AGENDA. THE BOARD SECRETARY WILL STATE THE SPEAKER'S NAME AND COMMENT TOPIC OR TOPICS AS IDENTIFIED ON THE PUBLIC COMMENT CARD.

A SPEAKER SHOULD APPROACH THE PODIUM AT THE FRONT OF THE AUDITORIUM WHEN HIS OR HER NAME IS CALLED.

EACH SPEAKER SHOULD CLEARLY STATE HIS OR HER NAME AND THE RISD SCHOOL OR SCHOOLS THE SPEAKER'S CHILDREN ATTEND OR HAVE ATTENDED.

BEFORE BEGINNING TO COMMENT, THE BOARD SECRETARY WILL KEEP THE TIME FOR EACH SPEAKER.

A SPEAKER MUST PROMPTLY END HIS OR HER COMMENTS WHEN THE ALLOTTED TIME HAS ELAPSED.

NOT YIELDING THE PODIUM AS WELL AS REMARKS OR OTHER CONDUCT THAT DISRUPT THE MEETING ARE CONSIDERED OUT OF ORDER AND WILL NOT BE ALLOWED.

VISITORS AND STAFF MUST LISTEN QUIETLY DURING THE PUBLIC COMMENT SECTION.

IT IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR STAFF OR MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE TO CLAP, CHEER, BOO, DISPLAY BANNERS OR OTHERWISE ENGAGE IN DISRUPTIVE CONDUCT.

PERSONS WHO DISRUPT THE MEETING WILL BE CAUTIONED TO OBSERVE MEETING RULES.

ANY PERSON WHO PERSISTS IN ENGAGING IN DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR MAY BE REMOVED FROM THE MEETING.

A PERSON WHO CHOOSES TO SPEAK DURING THE PUBLIC COMMENT SECTION IS CONSENTING TO THE ONLINE PUBLICATION OF HIS OR HER COMMENTS.

A COPY OF THE PROCEDURES FOR PUBLIC COMMENT IS LOCATED ON THE INFORMATION TABLE AT THE ENTRANCE OF THE AUDITORIUM.

OK SPEAKERS.

PLEASE APPROACH THE PODIUM AT THE FRONT OF THE AUDITORIUM WHEN I CALL YOUR NAME.

OUR FIRST SPEAKER IS [INAUDIBLE] SPEAKING ON SCHOOL SECURITY AND COMMUNITY HARMONY.

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THANKS.

GOOD EVENING. BOARD OF TRUSTEES, ESTEEMED EMPLOYEES, RICHARDSON RESIDENTS.

IF WE COULD ONLY ACT LIKE, SHARE AND SAY, TURN BACK TIME.

AND MY LAST MEETING TWO SHORT WEEKS AGO, I SPOKE ON ANIMUS, SPECIFICALLY RACIAL ANIMUS ACROSS OUR GREAT COUNTRY AND ACROSS OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT.

I USE TWO EXEMPLARS OF ACTS NO MASSACRES DONE BY TWO RACIST, SICK, TWISTED INDIVIDUALS.

IN LIGHT OF THE EVENTS IN UVALDE, WHERE A SICK, TWISTED INDIVIDUAL DECIDED TO MURDER MASSACRE 19 YOUNG STUDENTS AND TWO FELLOW TEACHERS.

I WANT TO REVISIT SOME OF THAT TWISTED REASONING.

SEE SEE THE DALLAS SNIPER.

HE WANTED TO GET BACK AT WHITE POLICE OFFICERS FOR THEIR ROLE IN KILLING BLACK CITIZENS AND THE BUFFALO KILLER.

WELL, HE WANTED TO GET BACK AT THE GUY THAT RAN HIS CAR THROUGH CHRISTMAS PARADE AND HE WROTE ALL THE NAMES ON HIS RIFLE.

THIS WHOLE BACK AND FORTH, TIT FOR TAT SETTLING OF OLD SCORES HAS PLAGUED THE ANNALS OF HUMAN HISTORY.

BUT IN THIS CASE, I SPEAK NOW OF CURRENT POLITICS, OF OLD MODUS OPERANDI, CHIEFLY THE BESMIRCHING, DENIGRATING, DISMISSING OF A CANDIDATE WITH LIES, ABSOLUTE LIES, ETC.

THE TOXIC AND CUTTHROAT YELLOW BELLY TURNCOAT QUISLINGS WHO OPERATE IN DICHOTOMOUS WORLDS WHERE WE HAVE BINARY CHOICES.

WE NEED TO STOP THAT.

I HAVE SEEN IT BEFORE IN SEVEN YEARS HERE.

THIS IS THE MODUS OPERANDI FOR SOME FOLKS WHEN THIS BECOMES A POLITICAL ANCHORING.

WE CAN STOP THAT.

WE CAN TAKE THE RESPONSIBILITY TO SAY NO ENOUGH.

WE LIVE IN PERILOUS TIMES.

WE NEED TO COME TOGETHER TO FIND SOLUTIONS.

DON'T MAKE THE MASKING MISTAKE OF PUTTING PEOPLE AT THE BACK, SEPARATING THEM DIFFERENT PODIUMS TO SPEAK FROM.

LET'S THREAD THIS NEEDLE A LOT BETTER.

ALL VIEWPOINTS.

ALL SOLUTIONS NEED TO BE CONSIDERED.

WHETHER IT'S HAVING HIGH SECURITY FENCES, BARBED WIRE, RAZOR WIRE.

WHETHER IT'S PAT DOWN, FRISKING, METAL DETECTORS, BODY SCANNERS, TEACHER MARSHAL PROGRAMS, MAYBE EVEN TRY A LITTLE MORE KINDNESS.

LET'S STOP THE REFRAIN OF IT'S ONLY A VOCAL MINORITY, BECAUSE THOSE ARE THE VERY PEOPLE WHO HELPED BRING US OUT OF THE DARK AGES, THE VOCAL MINORITY. LET'S STOP PLAYING POLITICAL HACKERY WITH OUR MOST PRECIOUS RESOURCE, OUR KIDS.

THERE'S A LOT OF WORK TO BE DONE.

AND I'VE SAID BEFORE, TO WHOM MUCH IS GIVEN, MUCH IS EXPECTED.

LET'S GET IT DONE.

LET'S GO.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MR. [INAUDIBLE]. OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS RANDY BLANKENSHIP, SPEAKING ON QUALITY OF TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS AT THE RISD.

GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS RANDY BLANKENSHIP AND I WISH TO THANK THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TOPIC.

THE TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS AT THE RICHARDSON ISD.

LET ME TELL YOU, I DID NOT BLINDLY FAVOR ANYONE AND YOU KNOW THAT.

AND I DO NOT LIKE BEING LIED TO OR PRESENTED GLARING FALSEHOODS.

HERE ARE TWO SITUATIONS THAT DISPLEASED ME GREATLY.

AT THE MAY 23RD CALLED MEETING, YOU PROVIDED A K-12 STUDY SOCIAL STUDIES UPDATE.

ONE ENTRY FROM THIS EXEMPLARY GROUP FOR THE EIGHTH GRADE STATED 1607 THAT'S 1877 US HISTORY.

CAUTION. THIS COULD BE RELATED TO THE 1619 PROJECT THAT IS NOT ALLOWED BY TEXAS EDUCATION CODE SECTION 28.0022 CERTAIN INSTRUCTIONAL REQUIREMENTS AND PROHIBITIONS.

FROM 1619 TO 1776 THE CONTINENT OF AMERICAS WAS POPULATED BY FOREIGNERS CALLED SETTLERS AND COLONISTS FROM A RANGE OF EUROPEAN COUNTRIES, GREAT BRITAIN, FRANCE, SPAIN AND OTHERS.

ALTHOUGH THERE ARE LEADING FACTORS, US HISTORY DID NOT START UNTIL 1776.

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IN THE SECOND, WE SEE ARGUMENTATIVE AND IGNORANCE TO BOARD POLICY, LEGAL PROCEDURES, CODIFIED LAW, ETHICAL CONCERNS AND CONTRACT LAW.

THE BOARD NEEDS TO UPDATE THE F & G LOCAL AND THE GF LOCAL TO ENSURE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT CANNOT ESTABLISH CONFLICT OF INTEREST BY ASSIGNING A PERSON TO BE ADMINISTRATOR OF A FORMAL COMPLAINT WHO IS CONNECTED TO THE SUBJECT OF THE GRIEVANCE. A DIRECT SUPERVISOR OF THE PERSON IN QUESTION OR AN EDUCATOR OR A SCHOOL OFFICIAL TWO OF THE SAME SCHOOL OR CAMPUS. RISD NEEDS TO APPOINT IMPARTIAL AND INDEPENDENT ADMINISTRATORS TO HEAR FORMAL COMPLAINTS.

THE BOARD SHOULD HELP ENSURE JUSTICE IS BEING RENDERED PROFESSIONALLY AND PROPERLY.

CURRENTLY, THESE POLICIES BOARD MANUALS DO NOT REFLECT THAT REQUIREMENT.

I HAVE OTHERS, BUT I CAN JUST EMAIL IT.

BUT I'M TRYING TO GIVE YOU ANSWERS TO THE PROBLEMS THAT I KNOW.

THEY'RE VERY SIMPLE FIXES, NOT MAJOR CATASTROPHES, NOTHING THAT NEEDS A LOT OF DRAWN OUT WORK.

SO WHAT IS THE RUSH STOPPING, QUESTIONING THE PREVIOUS PROCEDURES AND HEARINGS.

JUSTICE REQUIRES A PROPER VIEW OF ALL EVIDENCE AND CONCERNS.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MR. BLANKENSHIP. THAT CONCLUDES OUR SPEAKERS.

THANK YOU, MS. TIMME. OUR FIRST ACTION ITEM IS THE CONSENT AGENDA.

[IV. CONSENT / CONFIRMATION AGENDA ITEMS]

DOES ANYONE WISH TO POOL ANY CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS FOR SEPARATE CONSIDERATION? ALL RIGHT. IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA? SO MOVED. THANK YOU, MR. POTEET. IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND. THANK YOU, MISS TIMME.

WE HAVE A MOTION BY MR. POTEET, SECOND BY MISS TIMME.

ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS FROM OUR COLLEAGUES? ALL RIGHT. HEARING NONE.

ALL IN FAVOR PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

MOTION PASSES SIX ZERO.

OUR NEXT ACTION ITEM IS TO CONSIDER GIFTS.

[V.A. Consider Gifts]

MR. BRANUM. THANK YOU.

MS. HARRIS THIS IS ALWAYS THIS IS ONE OF OUR FAVORITE PARTS OF THE AGENDA, BECAUSE IT'S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US, NUMBER ONE, TO EXPRESS GRATITUDE TO ALL OF OUR AMAZING VOLUNTEERS AND OUR PTAS AND OUR COMMUNITY WHO JUST POUR INTO OUR CAMPUSES AND WE JUST EXPRESS OUR GRATITUDE.

AND SECOND, IT'S FOR US TO FORMALLY ACCEPT THOSE GIFTS.

SO I'M GOING TO ASK MR. PATE TO PROVIDE AN OVERVIEW TONIGHT OF THE GIFTS AS PRESENTED.

THANK YOU, MRS. BRANUM.

I'M HAPPY TO PRESENT GIFTS RECEIVED THIS MONTH.

WE HAVE SEVEN GIFTS OVER $5,000 SUBMITTED FOR BOARD APPROVAL.

FRISCO JUNIOR HIGH PTA GAVE $7,113.77 TO FOREST MEADOW JUNIOR HIGH.

MERRIMAN PARK ELEMENTARY PTA GAVE $45,000 TO MERRIMAN PARK ELEMENTARY.

THE MOHAWK ELEMENTARY PTA GAVE $51,839 TO MOHAWK ELEMENTARY.

THE NORTHLAKE ELEMENTARY PTA GAVE $80,444 TO NORTH LAKE ELEMENTARY.

PRIZE LOGIC LLC GAVE $10,000 TO PEARCE HIGH SCHOOL AND THE PRAIRIE CREEK ELEMENTARY PTA DONATED $11,270 PRAIRIE CREEK ELEMENTARY AND THE WHITE ROCK ELEMENTARY PTA GAVE $212,809.65 TO WHITE ROCK ELEMENTARY FOR A TOTAL OF $418,476.42.

AND WE HAVE 14 GIFTS, LESS THAN $5,000 FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES TO CAMPUSES ACROSS THE DISTRICT, TOTALING $15,105.59, WHICH ARE SUBMITTED FOR THE BOARD'S INFORMATION.

TOTAL GIFTS THIS MONTH ARE $433,582 AND ONE CENTS.

AND JUST A QUICK JUST IN CASE THEY ARE LISTENING, WE DID ACCEPT THOSE GIFTS FROM MOSS HAVEN AND NOT MOHAWK.

JUST BECAUSE I KNOW THOSE PARENTS MAY WANT TO KNOW, DID OUR GIFTS COME IN NO, YOU'RE GOOD. I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE.

SO WITH THAT MS. HARRIS, I RECOMMEND THAT THE BOARD ADOPT THE GIFTS AS PRESENTED.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. IS THERE A MOTION? SO MOVED. THANK YOU.

MR. LINN. IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND. THANK YOU, MR. EAGER. WE HAVE A MOTION BY MR. LINN A SECOND BY MR. EAGER. ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FROM THE BOARD, MISS TIMME.

I JUST WANTED TO SAY I'M NEVER CEASED TO BE AMAZED BY HOW GENEROUS THAT OUR PARENTS ARE AND OUR PARTNERS ARE, AND MAKING SURE THAT WHEN THEY FIND GAPS, THAT

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THEY FIND WAYS TO HELP US TO CONTINUE TO THRIVE IN A WAY.

AND SO TO ANYBODY OUT THERE AND ANYONE LISTENING, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ON BEHALF OF EVERYBODY, I WOULD SAY FOR PROVIDING THAT FOR OUR FOR OUR STUDENTS AND FOR OUR STAFF.

YES, ABSOLUTELY.

THANK YOU FOR SAYING THAT.

ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENTS? QUESTIONS? ALL RIGHT, GREAT.

SO AGAIN, WE HAVE A MOTION BY MR. LINN, A SECOND BY MR. EAGER. THERE IS NO ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS.

ALL IN FAVOR PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

OK. MOTION PASSES SIX ZERO.

OUR NEXT ACTION ITEM RELATES TO A BUDGET AMENDMENT.

[V.B. Consider Adoption of the Final Amended Budget for 2021–2022]

MS. BRANUM, DO YOU HAVE A RECOMMENDATION FOR THE BOARD? YES, MISS HARRIS, BEFORE WE TAKE UP THE RECOMMENDATION FOR THE 22-23 BUDGET, WE DO NEED TO CLOSE OUT THIS CURRENT CALENDAR YEAR BUDGET.

SO I RECOMMEND THAT THE BOARD APPROVED THE 21-2022 FINAL AMENDED BUDGET REPORT AS PRESENTED.

BOARD MEMBERS, WE HAVE A RECOMMENDATION FROM THE INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT TO CONSIDER THE FINAL AMENDED BUDGET REPORT FOR THIS YEAR'S BUDGET.

DO WE HAVE A MOTION? SO MOVED. THANK YOU, MR. EAGER. DO WE HAVE A SECOND? SECOND. THANK YOU, MR. LINN. WE HAVE A MOTION BY MR. EAGER, A SECOND BY MR. LINN. ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? HEARING NONE. ALL IN FAVOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

SHOULD I DO THAT, MR. POTEET? YOU LOOK.

YOU OKAY? OKAY.

ALL RIGHTY. SO, AGAIN, WE HAVE A MOTION BY MR. EAGER, A SECOND BY MR. LINN. ALL IN FAVOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

THANK YOU. MOTION PASSES SIX ZERO.

MS. BRANUM, DO YOU HAVE ANOTHER RECOMMENDATION FOR THE BOARD? YES. MS. HARRIS TO KIND OF LAUNCH OUR CONVERSATION TONIGHT, I DO RECOMMEND THAT THE BOARD ADOPT THE 22-23 BUDGET WITH THE DAYCARE EXPENSES BUILT

[V.C. Consider Adoption of the 2022 - 2023 Budget]

INTO THE BUDGET.

OKAY. THANK YOU.

BOARD MEMBERS, WE HAVE A RECOMMENDATION FROM THE INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT TO ADOPT THE PROPOSED BUDGET.

IS THERE A MOTION? SO MOVED. THANK YOU, MISS TIMME.

IS THERE A SECOND? I'LL SECOND. THANK YOU, MR. POTEET. THERE IS A MOTION BY MS. TIMME A SECOND BY MR. POTEET. IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION OF COMMENTS FROM THE BOARD? POTEET. SURE. JUST.

AND SOME OF IT WAS CLARIFIED A LITTLE BIT, AND I KNOW THE CONTEXT THAT MR. BRANUM GAVE EARLIER, BUT A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

SO AS WE LOOKED AT IT, SO TWO OUT OF THE FOUR ARE NOT ACCOUNTED FOR YET.

SO IN OUR ESTIMATES, WE'RE ESTIMATING ABOUT $5 MILLION FOR TWO.

SO WE CAN ANTICIPATE ANOTHER ROUGHLY $5 MILLION AT SOME POINT NEXT YEAR OR THE YEAR AFTER.

AND THEN THE 168 KIDS, WHICH IS AN ESTIMATED CAPACITY OF FOUR FOR ALL.

FOR TWO. THAT'S FOR TWO? YES, SIR. SO THEN THAT'S BASED ON SPACE OR WHAT WE ANTICIPATE DEMAND BEING THAT IS PURELY BASED ON SPACE AND THEN FOLLOWING THE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS OF DAYCARE IN TERMS OF A STAFF TO INFANT RATIO.

OKAY. JUST JUST SAYING STUDENTS, NOT THE MAXIMUM NUMBER THAT WE COULD HAVE.

YES. DO WE HAVE ANY FEEL FOR LIKE I KNOW WE HAD DONE SOME QUERYING, BUT ON THE DEMAND OR THE INTEREST? DEMAND WILL DEMAND WILL EXCEED WHAT WE CAN FULFILL, AT LEAST WITH THESE INITIAL TWO LOCATIONS.

OKAY. GOT IT.

AND SO THE LAST THING I GUESS YOU TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT ACCOUNTING FOR THE REVENUE POTENTIAL ON AND SO JUST ROUGH NUMBERS, THAT'S A MILLION.

IF IT WAS AT CAPACITY WITH FOUR WITH FOUR, IT WOULD BE ROUGHLY $1,000,000 A YEAR IN ORDER TO HELP OFFSET WHAT WE KNOW ARE THE OPERATIONAL ONGOING COSTS, AT A $10 MILLION ROUGHLY OR SO.

I MEAN, OUR PAYBACK WOULD BE IN LESS THAN A DECADE.

YES, SIR. FOR THAT KIND OF DEAL.

SO I'M JUST RUNNING ROUGH NUMBERS, TRYING TO TRYING TO KIND OF THINK THROUGH THINGS HERE.

SO AND THE OTHER AND MR. EAGER MAY HAVE SOME THOUGHTS ON THIS AS WELL, BUT I KNOW A LOT OF THE CONVERSATIONS AND A LOT OF WHAT YOU ASKED US TO DO WAS TO FIND THOSE OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARE GOING TO HELP NOT ONLY RECRUIT, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, RETAIN STAFF.

SO SOME OF THE OTHER COST SAVINGS THAT ARE A LITTLE BIT HARDER TO QUANTIFY IN TERMS OF WHAT THAT RETENTION PAYOFF WOULD BE, IS THE FACT THAT WE PAY EVERY STAFF MEMBER FOR A NEW STAFF MEMBER FIVE DAYS FOR ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

WE ASSIGN THEM A MENTOR AND WE PAY THAT MENTOR A STIPEND.

WE HAVE MENTOR LEADS, SO THERE ARE OTHER COSTS ASSOCIATED WHEN WE HAVE THAT TURNOVER.

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SO WE HOPE THAT THERE WILL BE SOME ONGOING SAVINGS WHEN IF THIS PROVES TO BE THE RETENTION STRATEGY THAT WE BELIEVE IT IS.

AND I KNOW MR. EAGER, THAT WAS SOMETHING YOU'VE BROUGHT UP IN SEVERAL BUDGET PRESENTATIONS.

YEAH, WHAT I DID IS I KIND OF LOOKED AT THE YOU KNOW, WE'RE HAVING TO IN A VERY COMPETITIVE TEACHER SHORTAGE. IT'S ONE OF THESE THINGS THAT, YOU KNOW, FROM A, YOU KNOW, RECRUIT, RETAIN AND REWARD OUR TEACHERS.

YOU KNOW, I PUT SOME SOFT ESTIMATES INTO THIS, BUT OKAY, SO HERE'S HERE'S SOME NUMBERS.

OK MILLION DOLLAR OPERATING BUDGET, THE PARENT CONTRIBUTION WOULD BE ROUGHLY $400,000.

SO WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A NET COST TO THE DISTRICT OF ABOUT $600,000 PER YEAR.

BUT HERE'S THE THING ABOUT THIS OK FOR A THREE YEARS OF A TEACHER, WE HAVE INVESTED ABOUT $20 TO $25,000 IN TRAINING, EXPERIENCE, ETC..

OKAY IF AND THEN HERE'S ANOTHER THING I LOOKED AT IS THAT IN OUR DISTRICT IN APRIL, THEY PRESENTED IN THE BUDGET WE HAVE 2,848 TEACHERS, 40% OF THEM ARE 0 TO 4 YEARS EXPERIENCE AND ZERO TEN YEARS REPRESENT 65% OF OUR DISTRICT.

SO THE TEACHERS THAT THIS IS GOING TO AFFECT OR HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF, YOU KNOW, FOR THOSE TO BE LOOKING TO START THEIR FAMILY.

IF WE CORRELATE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE WITH THOSE STARTING TO HAVE A FAMILY, IF YOU GO TEN YEARS EXPERIENCE IT'S 1800 POTENTIAL TEACHERS OKAY NOW TRACK ALONG WITH ME HERE OKAY $20,000 PER YEAR TRAINING COST.

IF WE KEEP THESE TEACHERS AN ADDITIONAL YEAR BECAUSE WE OFFER DAY CARE AND THEY CAN STAY IN OUR DISTRICT, LET'S SAY 100 TEACHERS OUT OF THAT, 1800 STAY IN THE DISTRICT SIMPLY FROM THE FACT THAT WE OFFERED THIS AND WE'RE BEFORE WE DIDN'T.

AND AT THE END OF THE DAY, 20,100 TEACHERS WOULD REPRESENT A COST SAVING FOR US OF NOT HAVING TO RESTART, OVER AND RETRAIN A WHOLE NEW CROP OF TEACHERS.

IT'S ABOUT $2 MILLION.

SO THE NET GAIN TO THE DISTRICT WOULD BE ROUGHLY $1.5 MILLION.

NOW, THESE ARE YOU KNOW, THESE ARE TOP OF THE NAPKIN NUMBERS, BUT THE WHOLE IDEA IS THAT WE'RE IN A HIGHLY COMPETITIVE SITUATION.

WE'VE GOT TO DO THINGS TO BE, YOU KNOW, SOMETHING TO DIFFERENTIATE RICHARDSON AND IN THIS CASE AND PLUG IN DIFFERENT NUMBERS YOU WANT.

BUT WHAT I'M SAYING IS THAT I BELIEVE IN MY EXPERIENCE IN RECRUITING AND RETAINING IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR THAT THERE'S GOING TO BE SOME POSITIVE EFFECT OF RETAINING.

NOW, THERE'S OTHER SOFT BENEFITS OF THIS AS WELL, TOO, BECAUSE NOW YOU'VE GOT TEACHERS WITH THREE OR FOUR OR FIVE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE.

WELL, THEY'RE YOU KNOW, THEY'RE BETTER TEACHERS.

THEY ARE MORE MATURE.

EVERY YEAR THAT WE CAN KEEP THEM IN THE DISTRICT, IT'S GOING TO BE BETTER FOR OUR KIDS.

IT'S GOING TO BE BETTER FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT.

AND I THINK THIS IS A COST POSITIVE SITUATION, EVEN IF YOU THINK THE TRAINING COST IS A DIFFERENT NUMBER.

AND THEN, YOU KNOW, SO I'M IN FAVOR OF THIS BECAUSE I THINK THAT WE'LL GET A TWO YEAR PAYBACK AND REDUCED RECRUITING COST.

AND I WELCOME THE COMMENTARY ON THAT.

I HAVE NOT CALCULATED THE RECRUITING COST.

BUT YES, YOU KNOW, IT'S ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO RETAIN OUR TEACHERS WILL HELP US ADDRESS ANY COST ASSOCIATED WITH REPLACING THOSE UNITS, THOSE PEOPLE, THE WHETHER IT'S THE RECRUITING, THE TRAVEL, THE EVEN JUST THE PROCESSING OF PAPERWORK FOR RELATED TO THAT STAFF TURNOVER.

SO THERE'S INNUMERABLE BENEFITS THERE.

AND LET ME ADD ONE MORE COMMENT TO THAT.

SO BASING IT ON WHAT INFANT DAYCARE COST IN THE MARKETPLACE AND THE AMOUNT CONTRIBUTION, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT 70 $500 REAL BENEFIT TO THOSE YOU KNOW, ALL THOSE TEACHERS AND THOSE STAFF MEMBERS.

AND IF YOU GROSS IT UP FOR TAXES BECAUSE THAT'S POST TAX, YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT NINE 10,000 BENEFIT FOR OUR TEACHERS, THAT IS SOMEWHAT COST NEUTRAL TO THE TO THE TO THE DISTRICT.

AND SO THAT'S MY STORY AND I'M STICKING TO IT.

WE APPRECIATE THAT.

SO APPRECIATE THAT.

MR. YEAGER, JUST FOR SOME CONTEXT ON NUMBERS AND I MEAN, LOOKING AT IT, YOU KNOW, THE TOTAL COST AT LEAST THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT THIS TIME.

SO FOR THE TO, YOU KNOW, IT COMES TO ABOUT A 1.2% OF OUR OPERATING FUND APPROPRIATIONS NUMBER.

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SO THAT'S THAT'S A ROUGH IT'S IT'S A SMALLER NUMBER.

BUT THAT'S NOT TAKING INTO ACCOUNT SOME OF THESE BENEFITS ON THE BACK SIDE THAT ARE POTENTIAL BENEFITS THAT I'M PRETTY SURE A LOT OF THEM WILL BE REALISTIC BENEFITS AS WELL TO A DEGREE. YOU HAD MENTIONED MS. BRANUM ON THE ADOPTING THE TWO, ONE OF THE TWO ON AMENDING THE BUDGET, DEPENDING ON HOW ESTIMATES FALL AND BIDS AND STUFF.

SO HOW DOES THAT YOU KNOW, AGAIN, I'M I'M IN SUPPORT OF THIS, BUT I'M TRYING TO FIGURE OUT, IS THERE A BETTER OPERATIONAL ONE THAT WHERE, YOU KNOW, WE'RE LESS RISK, LESS PAIN TO GO THROUGH.

SO WHAT IF WE APPROVE IT FOR THE EXTRA 5 MILLION AND THEN BIDS COME IN LOW, WHICH IN THIS ENVIRONMENT OR YOU'RE OPTIMISTIC THINKING BUT I MEAN, BUT AMENDING THE BUDGET OR DO WE JUST REALLOCATE OR HOW DOES THAT WORK GOING THE OTHER DIRECTION? I'LL LET MR. PATE ADDRESS THAT.

SO WE WOULD WE WOULD NEED TO AMEND THE BUDGET OR EXCUSE ME, WE WOULD AT LEAST NEED TO DO A BUDGET TRANSFER IF IT COMES IN MORE EXPENSIVE TO TRANSFER MONEY FROM, SAY, ANOTHER AREA THAT MIGHT BE UNDER BUDGET.

FOR INSTANCE, IF THE PAYROLL BUDGET, IF WE CONTINUE TO RUN EVEN HIGHER VACANCY LEVELS THAN WE ESTIMATED, THEN WE COULD TRANSFER MONEY FROM SALARIES FOR STAFF INTO THIS FUNCTION, PROBABLY FROM FUNCTION 11 TO FUNCTION 81 IF IF VACANCIES ARE NOT IF VACANCIES ARE WHERE I BUDGETED THEM.

AND SO WE DO NEED JUST NET MORE MONEY THAN WE WOULD HAVE TO AMEND THE BUDGET AND WE WOULD TAKE THAT OUT OF FUND BALANCE.

AND SO WHAT IF MR. PATE THESE PROJECTS COME IN LESS THAN WHAT MS..

HAYS AND MR. WATSON ARE ANTICIPATING? AND WE HAVE EXCESS IF WE HAVE EXCESS FUNDS, THEN WE WOULD AMEND THE BUDGET DOWN ULTIMATELY IN THAT FUNCTION AND ANY DIFFERENCE THEN WOULD FALL INTO FUND BALANCE FOR USE TO ADDRESS FUTURE YEARS AND MOST LIKELY IN THIS CASE TO PUT TOWARDS THE REMAINING TWO DAY CARES.

SURE. YEAH, THAT'S WHERE I WAS KIND OF AIMING WITH THAT.

AND I THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, THE THE COST OF NOT CONSIDERING THIS AT THIS POINT IS, IS GREATER THAN JUST A DOLLAR COST BECAUSE OF HOW WE'VE PRESENTED IT AND OUR INTENT ON TAKING CARE OF THE STAFF AND AND SOME OF THOSE LITTLE DIFFERENCES, LITTLE DELINEATIONS THAT WE HAVE BETWEEN OTHER DISTRICTS.

ANYWAY, I APPRECIATE THE CLARITY ON THAT AND THE CONTEXT.

YEAH, THEY'RE JUST CONTEXT. I WOULD LOVE TO ADD TO THAT IS THAT TIMING IS SUPER IMPORTANT SINCE WE NORMALLY DON'T HAVE A SCHEDULED BOARD MEETING IN JULY.

THE ANY DELAY IN TERMS OF US BEING ABLE TO GET THIS PROJECT MOVING FORWARD LESSENS THE OPPORTUNITY AND THE CHANCE THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO LAUNCH IN JANUARY. SO WE'RE STILL GOING TO BRING FORWARD ANY GMP, ANY OF THOSE THINGS FOR YOU, ULTIMATELY FOR YOUR APPROVAL.

BUT THIS ALLOWS US TO KEEP WORKING ON THAT PROCESS AND ALLOWS US TO KNOW THAT WE HAVE SPACE IN THE BUDGET TO DO SO.

MISS TIMME. YEAH.

I JUST WANT TO SAY I'M GLAD YOU ARE BRINGING THIS FORWARD WITH THOSE RAISES AND WITH THE CHILD CARE.

I DO WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE, I THINK THIS CHILD CARE HAS BEEN SOMETHING THAT FORMER BOARDS HAVE REALLY LOOKED AT AND CHAMPIONED OVER TIME.

AND REALLY, THIS IS BRINGING THAT TO FRUITION, SOMETHING THAT THEY'VE SEEN AND REQUESTED THAT YOU GUYS LOOK INTO IN ORDER TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.

I KNOW IT DIDN'T HAPPEN QUICKLY AND IT DOESN'T.

SO I AM I'M HAPPY TO SEE THAT.

I APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT WITH THE CHILD CARE AND I'VE SAID THIS AND I'LL SAY IT AGAIN, YOU KNOW, OUR TEACHERS ARE OUR MOST IMPORTANT COMMODITY WITHIN OUR BUDGET.

AND THEY ARE. THEY ARE IF WE DON'T HAVE GREAT TEACHERS, WE DON'T HAVE GREAT OUTCOMES FOR KIDS.

AND WHEN PEOPLE THINK ABOUT THEIR GREAT YEARS, THEY OFTEN THINK ABOUT THEIR FAVORITE TEACHERS, THEY THINK ABOUT HOW THEY TAUGHT THEM.

AND THAT'S WHO REALLY MAKES THAT IMPACT.

THERE'S NO BETTER INVESTMENT IN IN MY MIND ON THAT.

IF WE REALLY WANT GREAT OUTCOMES, YOU REALLY HAVE TO HAVE THOSE GREAT TEACHERS AND FINDING WE CAN'T.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO OUTPLAY EVERYBODY IN OUR AREA WHERE THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS THAT WE CANNOT DO.

BUT WHAT WE CAN DO IS TRY TO FIND WAYS TO TO GIVE THEM A REAL BENEFIT AND LESSEN THE CHILD CARE, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, PUT THEM SOMEPLACE WHERE THEY FEEL SECURE AND THEIR CHILDREN ARE CLOSE.

THEY KNOW THEY'RE GETTING GOOD IN INSTRUCTION AND CARE.

I THINK THAT PEACE OF MIND SAYS SO MUCH.

I KNOW THIS ALSO COMBINES WITH HAVING THE CLINICS, WHICH ALSO BENEFITS ALL EMPLOYEES AND THEIR FAMILIES.

AND I KNOW THAT YOU'RE ALSO ADDRESSING JOB SHARING TYPE OPTIONS AND TIME AND DISCIPLINE AND ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT OUR STAFF TOLD US MADE A BIG DIFFERENCE IN THEM WANTING TO STAY OR GO, FOR THAT MATTER.

SO I CERTAINLY DO.

I CERTAINLY AM ONE WHO WANTS TO SUPPORT THAT.

I ALSO DID WANT TO HIGHLIGHT IN LOOKING AT THE BUDGET EARLIER IN THE PRESENTATION YOU MADE THAT WHETHER WE HAVE THE DAYCARE OR NOT, THAT FUNDING CLIFF IS GOING TO COME AND IT DOES NOT CHANGE THE YEAR IN WHICH THE FUNDING CLIFF ARISES IF WE HAVE DAYCARE OR IF WE DON'T.

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SO THAT TIME OF WHERE WE HAVE TO REALLY LOOK AT IT DOESN'T CHANGE BASED ON IF THAT DAYCARE IS IN THERE OR NOT.

SO I CERTAINLY WILL BE SUPPORTING THAT.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS, MISS TIMME.

MR. LINN. SO I APPRECIATE THE FEEDBACK THAT WE'VE GOTTEN TONIGHT.

MR. EAGER DIVING INTO THE NUMBERS LIKE YOU DID AND USING THIS EXPERIENCE TO PROVIDE SOME CONTEXT.

SO, YOU KNOW, I KNOW WHAT THAT EFFORT'S LIKE AND I HAVEN'T GONE THROUGH THAT MYSELF.

SO I KNOW THAT THAT IS VERY APPRECIATED.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT BOTHERS ME THAT I'LL SAY ABOUT EVEN CONSIDERING NOT HAVING DAYCARE IS THE CONVERSATIONS THAT WE'VE BEEN HAVING FOR OVER A YEAR ABOUT HAVING DAYCARE.

AND I KNOW THAT THE TEACHERS AND THE STAFF OUT THERE ARE THEY'RE PRIVY TO THESE CONVERSATIONS BECAUSE THEY'RE PUBLIC.

SO WHAT WHILE I UNDERSTAND THAT WE DON'T HAVE HARD NUMBERS RIGHT NOW, I THINK IT DOESN'T SERVE US AS A DISTRICT AND A COMMUNITY TO HAVE ALL THESE CONVERSATIONS FOR OVER A YEAR LEAD UP TO THIS WHOLE ANTICIPATION OF THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE DAYCARE AND THUS US ADOPT A BUDGET THAT SAYS, OH, WE MIGHT HAVE DAYCARE.

THAT JUST TO ME, THAT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE.

AND IT'S ALMOST LIKE GOING BACK ON A PROMISE.

WE DIDN'T MAKE THE PROMISE YET, BUT WE CERTAINLY HAVE LED PEOPLE TO BELIEVE THAT WE WERE GOING TO HAVE THIS.

AND I, FOR ONE, CANNOT DO THAT.

I WON'T DO THAT.

SO I WON'T VOTE ON A BUDGET THAT DOESN'T HAVE THIS.

SO THAT'S WHERE I STAND.

THANK YOU, MR. LINN.

AND JUST TO AFFIRM, MR. LINN, THIS IS PROBABLY THE NUMBER ONE BUDGET ITEM THAT THERE'S NOT A DAY THAT I DON'T RECEIVE AN EMAIL FROM A STAFF MEMBER ASKING ABOUT THE ENROLLMENT PROJECTION AND IS THERE GOING TO BE A WAITLIST AND IS THERE GOING TO BE A LOTTERY OR I MEAN, THAT THE..

IT'S BEEN LONGER THAN THREE, IT'S BEEN MORE THAN A YEAR SINCE WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS.

I MEAN, THIS IS A THIS IS A PROJECT THAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT IN MY FIRST YEAR IN 2015.

I MEAN MS. HARRIS WAS ON THE PTA COUNCIL AT THE TIME, AND I KNOW SHE KNOWS WE TALKED ABOUT THIS.

SO I MEAN, THIS IS A LONG TIME COMING AND I JUST DON'T FEEL THAT WE CAN GO BACKWARDS AND SAY, OH, WE MIGHT HAVE IT IF WE GET HARDER NUMBERS.

IT JUST IT DOESN'T MAKE ANY SENSE TO ME.

ABSOLUTELY. MS. MCGOWAN.

IS THERE GOING TO BE A SLIDING SCALE FOR THE PRICE OF CHILDCARE FOR FAMILIES? I KNOW THAT THERE'S A SET.

YOU SAID THERE'S A SET FEE, BUT IS IT GOING TO BE A SLIDING SCALE FOR FAMILIES? THAT MAY BE JUST ONE, A SINGLE MOTHER OR ONE PERSON WITH ONE INCOME IN THE HOME? YES, THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT.

WE HAVE A SIMILAR MODEL THAT WE ARE USING FOR PRE-K.

AND SO WE ARE LOOKING AT DEVELOPING SOMETHING SIMILAR TO THAT FOR OUR EMPLOYEE DAYCARE AS WELL.

THANK YOU. GREAT COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS.

JUST AS A REMINDER, THE RECOMMENDATION THAT'S ON THE TABLE IS FROM INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT MRS. BRANUM TO ADOPT THE PROPOSED BUDGET WITH THE DAYCARE.

SO THERE IS A MOTION BY MS. TIMME, A SECOND BY MR. POTEET. THERE'S NO ADDITIONAL COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR.

PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

ALL RIGHT. MOTION PASSES 6 TO 0.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

OUR NEXT ACTION ITEM IS TO CONSIDER ADOPTING THE RISD GRADUATE PROFILE.

[V.D. Consider Adoption of Graduate Profile]

MRS. BRANUM. THANK YOU, MS..

HARRIS. AND THANK YOU, BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

I AM GOING TO INVITE DR.

HELLER AND OUR TEAM FROM ENGAGED TO LEARN THAT WE'LL BE SHARING WITH YOU, KIND OF PROVIDING YOU A RECAP OF THE WORK DONE SO FAR AND THEN ULTIMATELY SHOWING YOU OUR FINAL PRODUCT THAT WE HOPE YOU WILL ADOPT TONIGHT.

SO I WILL TURN IT OVER TO OUR ESTEEMED GUEST.

THANK YOU INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT BRANUM AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

JUST AS A REMINDER AND FOR SOME ADDITIONAL BACKGROUND.

GRADUATE PROFILES ARE DESCRIPTIONS OF ATTRIBUTES OR KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ATTITUDES WHICH AN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY INTENDS ITS GRADUATES WILL DEVELOP THROUGH THEIR STUDY TO EQUIP THEM FOR THEIR FUTURE EDUCATION OR EMPLOYMENT.

EARLIER THIS SPRING, THE BOARD CONTRACTED WITH ENGAGE TO LEARN, AND WE HAVE BEEN PARTNERING WITH THEM THROUGHOUT THE SPRING TO COLLABORATE ON WHAT A GRADUATE PROFILE LOOKS LIKE FOR RICHARDSON ISD.

AT THE MAY 23RD WORK SESSION, WE PRESENTED AN UPDATE OF THE WORK TO YOU, INCLUDING THE VARIOUS PHASES.

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WHAT HAPPENED DURING THAT ENGAGEMENT PHASE? WHAT IS WHAT WAS GOING ON DURING THE DESIGN PROCESS, INCLUDING WHERE WE WERE WITH VARIOUS DELIVERABLES AND THE RECENT DESIGN TEAM CREATE DAY.

THIS EVENING WE ARE EXCITED TO PRESENT TO YOU THE FINAL GRADUATE PROFILE BROCHURE FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND ADOPTION.

WE HAVE VARIOUS MEMBERS OF THE GRADUATE PROFILE DESIGN TEAM HERE THIS EVENING, AS WELL AS DR.

MARIO LANE, WHO IS DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS WITH WITH ENGAGE TO LEARN WHO IS GOING TO CONTINUE WITH OUR PRESENTATION THIS EVENING.

THANK YOU, DR.

HELLER. AGAIN, GOOD EVENING.

INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT BRANUM.

MS. HARRIS, BOARD OF TRUSTEES IS MY HONOR AND PRIVILEGE TO BE ABLE TO PRESENT THIS HARD WORK BY SEVERAL MEMBERS OF OF YOUR COMMUNITY THAT CAME TOGETHER TO PUT TOGETHER A WONDERFUL GRADUATE PROFILE THAT I THINK YOU GUYS WILL BE PROUD OF AND PROUD TO REPRESENT.

AGAIN, WE THANK YOU ON BEHALF OF ENGAGE TO LEARN, GIVING US THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE A PART OF THIS WORK.

AND SO I'LL JUMP INTO THE PRESENTATION.

AGAIN. MY NAME IS DR.

MARIO LAYNE, AND I'M THE DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS OF ENGAGE TO LEARN.

WE APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONNECT WITH YOU, TO BUILD THIS VISION FOR LEARNING.

AND THAT'S WHAT THE GRADUATE PROFILE IS REALLY ABOUT.

IT SETS THE STANDARD AND THE STAGE SO THAT YOU UNDERSTAND WHERE YOU WANT YOUR KIDS TO BE AS AS A RESULT OF BEING A PART OF RICHARDSON ISD AND THROUGH THE WORK WITH ENGAGE LEARN.

WE WERE ABLE TO ENGAGE, DESIGN AND CREATE.

THIS WAS A 2 TO 3 MONTH PROCESS THAT STARTED WITH ENGAGING THROUGH SUMMITS, FOCUS GROUPS, ONLINE SURVEYS, ENGAGEMENT REPORTS.

AND THEN WE USED ALL OF THAT INFORMATION, DESIGN SOME BELIEFS, CALL TO ACTIONS, LEARNER PROFILES AND SO ON AND SO FORTH.

ALL RIGHT. WE USE THAT AS THE FOUNDATION FOR THE WORK TO CREATE THE GRADUATE PROFILE.

AND AGAIN, LIKE I SAID, WE HAD SUMMITS, FOCUS GROUPS, COMMUNITY SURVEYS, WHICH ALL LED TO DESIGN DAYS AND CREATE DAYS THAT ALLOWED FOR THIS GREAT WORK TO COME TO FRUITION.

SO THEY ENGAGED.

YOU HAD OVER 2300 PARTICIPANTS IN YOUR COMMUNITY SURVEY, WHICH IS QUITE A BIT.

ALL RIGHT. GREAT FEEDBACK FROM THE COMMUNITY.

71 PARTICIPANTS IN THE FOCUS GROUP AND 182 PARTICIPANTS AT THE SUMMIT TO HAVE MORE DIALOG ABOUT WHAT DO WE WANT THIS GRADUATE PROFILE TO LOOK LIKE? AND THAT'S KEY BECAUSE WE WANT THE GRADUATE PROFILE TO BE A TRUE REPRESENTATIVE OF THE BELIEFS AND THE THOUGHTS OF THE COMMUNITY.

IT'S OVER 2500 PARTICIPANTS.

HERE ARE SOME OF THE PHOTOS. WE'RE LUCKY TO HAVE A FEW MEMBERS HERE.

DO YOU SEE YOURSELF? LUCKY TO HAVE A FEW MEMBERS HERE AND THEY'LL TELL YOU A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE.

DON'T BE SHY AND THEY'LL SHARE A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE A LITTLE LATER.

AS YOU CAN SEE, FULL ROOMS, A DIVERSE GROUP, WIDE VARIETY OF THOUGHTS AND EXPERIENCES BRINGING BRINGING THIS WHOLE PRESENTATION TOGETHER.

THE DESIGN PROCESS.

SO ON THE STRATEGIC DESIGN TEAM, YOU HAD 27 MEMBERS, WHICH INCLUDED COMMUNITY MEMBERS, PARENTS, STUDENTS, DISTRICT STAFF, BOARD MEMBERS, TEACHERS, CAMPUS ADMINISTRATORS, CENTRAL OFFICE STAFF.

SO AGAIN, A VERY DIVERSE GROUP WITH A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES AND THOUGHTS.

AND AS THEY PULLED TOGETHER, AS THEY PULLED TOGETHER, YOU KNOW, THE THOUGHTS OF THE COMMUNITY, THE FEEDBACK, THE SURVEY, AND PUT IT ALL TOGETHER TO REPRESENT THIS GRADUATE PROFILE.

IS IT BETTER? HIGHER, I'M SIX SEVEN. I'M SORRY, MAN.

I'M GOING TO HAVE TO BEND DOWN A LITTLE BIT.

ALL RIGHT. IS THAT BETTER? I THINK WE'RE GOING TO PROVIDE YOU WITH A MIC THAT YOU CAN HOLD.

WE'RE GETTING YOU SET UP RIGHT HERE.

BRIAN IS GOING TO TAKE CARE OF YOU.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, BRIAN. THE PERILS OF BEING SIX SEVEN.

I APOLOGIZE. ALL RIGHT.

SO ONCE AGAIN, WE TOOK THE SURVEY INFORMATION, THE FOCUS GROUPS, THE SUMMITS, AND WE USE THAT ALL THAT INFORMATION TO CREATE A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT REPORT.

FROM THAT REPORT, WE WERE ABLE TO CREATE THOSE BELIEFS, THE GRADUATE PROFILES AND THE LEARNING OUTCOMES BETTER.

AWESOME. SO TO DESIGN DELIVERABLES, IT'S KIND OF FADING IN AND OUT.

ALL RIGHT. SO HERE ARE THE CORE BELIEFS THAT WOULD DEVELOP WITH THESE WITH THE GROUP AND ALL THE INFORMATION THAT CAME TO THE FOREFRONT.

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WE BELIEVE, AND I'M TALKING ABOUT RICHARDSON ISD IN CREATING A SAFE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT THAT EMPOWERS EVERY STUDENT IN RISD TO TAKE RISKS, BE CREATIVE, FIND ACCEPTANCE AND GROW.

WE BELIEVE THAT EDUCATION IS AN EFFECTIVE TOOL THAT CAN PREPARE EVERY STUDENT IN OUR RISD FOR LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL, INCLUDING TEACHING LIFE SKILLS. AND WE BELIEVE EVERY STUDENT IN RISD WILL HAVE THE CAPACITY AND DESIRE TO LEARN AND RISE TO THE LEVEL OF EXPECTATIONS FOR INDIVIDUAL SUCCESS.

POWERFUL STATEMENTS.

ALL RIGHT. AND SO, AGAIN, ON THE HEELS OF THOSE CORE BELIEFS, WE WERE ABLE TO CREATE AND WORK TOGETHER WITH ALL THE DIFFERENT STAKEHOLDERS TO CREATE DELIVERABLES.

HERE AGAIN ARE PHOTOS FROM THE DAY ONE, AND YOU CAN SEE HOW ENGAGED EVERYONE WAS IN THE PROCESS.

A LOT OF THOUGHT, A LOT OF CONVERSATION, A LOT OF REFLECTION WENT INTO THIS PROCESS.

AND HERE'S A PREVIEW OF THAT BROCHURE THAT KIND OF OUTLINES THE LEARNER PROFILES AND LEARNING OUTCOMES.

HERE'S WHAT WE WANT FOR OUR STUDENTS IN RICHARDSON ISD.

AND THEN FINALLY THE GRADUATE PROFILE THAT WAS CREATED AS A RESULT OF THAT GREAT WORK WITH THE GROUP.

THERE. AGAIN, FOCUS ON THAT, WE BELIEVE, THINKING ABOUT WHAT THOSE WE BELIEVE AND HOW WE THINK.

STUDENTS IN RISD SHOULD BE REPRESENTED AND THEN GOING EVEN FURTHER FINANCIAL LITERACY, CRITICAL THINKING, PROBLEM SOLVING.

REAL WORLD CONNECTIONS, EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION AND EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE.

ALL RIGHT. AND SO THE KEY NEXT STEPS CERTAINLY IS AS YOU LOOK AT THIS GRADUATE LEARNER PROFILE, WE'RE NOT WAITING TILL THE KID GETS TO HIGH SCHOOL IN ORDER TO SEE THE PROGRESSION OF WHAT WE WANT FOR OUR STUDENTS IN RICHARDSON ISD.

SO STEP ONE IS AS YOU GO INTO THE STRATEGIC PROCESS, THINKING ABOUT IMPLEMENTATION AND INTEGRATION ACROSS CLASSROOMS. K 12 RIGHT.

FINANCIAL LITERACY, WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE IN PRE-K? WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE IN FIRST GRADE? CRITICAL THINKING, PROBLEM SOLVING.

HOW DO WE INTEGRATE THAT AS PART OF WHAT WE DO AND NOT SOMETHING EXTRA THAT TEACHERS HAVE TO DO? AGAIN. HOW DO YOU ALIGN IT WITH THE TEKS AND THE CURRICULUM? RIGHT. YOU'RE LOOKING AT EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION.

WHAT OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN WHAT TEACHERS ALREADY DO TO BUILD THOSE SKILLS WITHIN YOUR STUDENTS K THROUGH 12.

INCLUDE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

OBVIOUSLY, AS YOU'RE FOCUSING ON TRYING TO DEVELOP THE TYPE OF GRADUATE YOU WANT GOING TO WANT TO SUPPORT YOUR TEACHERS WITH PD, THAT'S FOCUSED ON HOW CAN WE INCORPORATE, AGAIN, WHAT YOU'RE ALREADY DOING, HOW CAN YOU BUILD ON IT AND STRENGTHEN IT? REAL WORLD CONNECTIONS, EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE? HOW CAN YOU JUST CONTINUE TO GET BETTER AND BETTER AT THESE CRITICAL AREAS? DESIGNED THE LEARNING EXPERIENCE TO LEAD TO THE GRADUATE TO LEAD THE GRADUATE AT THE END OF THE TENURE OF RISD.

ULTIMATELY, WHAT YOU'RE HOPING TO DO AND YOU'RE WANTING TO DO IS GET ALL OF YOUR GRADUATES TO WHERE BY THE TIME THEY STEP OUT OF THAT GRADUATE, THEY CAN EXHIBIT ALL OF THESE DIFFERENT AREAS THAT YOU'RE WANTING TO FOCUS ON AND THEY FEEL CONFIDENT AND READY TO TO GO REPRESENT YOUR DISTRICT.

AND THEN INTENTIONAL CONNECTION TO THE UPCOMING STRATEGIC PLANNING.

AGAIN, YOU'VE DEVELOPED YOUR BELIEFS.

NOW YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A GRADUATE PROFILE, SO YOU'RE BEGINNING WITH THE END IN MIND.

SO THAT GIVES YOU THE OPPORTUNITY NOW THAT YOU KNOW WHERE YOU WANT TO GO.

WHAT ACTIONABLE STEPS DO YOU NEED TO TAKE? THROUGH YOUR STRATEGIC PLAN, YOUR DISTRICT STRATEGIC PLAN, YOUR CAMPUS STRATEGIC PLANS TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU GET THERE.

ALL RIGHT. AND NOW WE WILL HAVE SOME OF THE DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS COME UP AND TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES.

WHAT IS SOMETHING YOU'RE MOST EXCITED ABOUT IMPLEMENTING FROM THIS PROCESS AND WHICH PART OF THE PROCESS DO YOU FIND MOST MEANINGFUL? AND IF I MAY, AS THEY'RE COMING UP, I THINK A REALLY IMPORTANT LINE THAT I WANT TO REALLY POINT THE BOARD AND OUR COMMUNITY TO AS THEY'RE AS THEY'RE COMING UP HERE, IS ON THE FRONT OF OUR LEARNER OUTCOMES.

WE WERE REALLY DELIBERATE AND INTENTIONAL WITH ADDING THE PHRASE OUR LEARNER OUTCOMES TO ENSURE ACADEMIC SUCCESS FOR ALL RISD STUDENTS, BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT THAT IS THE ABSOLUTE EXPECTATION THAT OUR COMMUNITY, OUR PARENTS, YOU HAVE FOR US AS A DISTRICT, AND WE BELIEVE THAT THESE OUTCOMES AND THIS LEARNER

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PROFILE ARE PART OF THE VEHICLE IN WHICH WE ACHIEVE THAT ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE.

BUT THAT IS AN ABSOLUTE THE PARAMOUNT, THE LIKE.

THAT IS WHAT WE ARE HERE TO DO IS TO ENSURE ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE FOR ALL.

SO THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR PARTICIPATION.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR YOUR REFLECTIONS.

THIS WAS INTERESTING COMMITTEE THAT I VOLUNTEERED TO BE IN AND IT WAS WAS VERY EYE OPENING. I WAS ABLE TO MEET WITH A LOT OF STAFF AND RISD EMPLOYEES THAT I DID NOT KNOW.

SOME GREAT INSIGHT.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING I LEARNED THAT I FOUND MOST MEANINGFUL WAS THAT NOBODY CAME WITH AN AGENDA.

THIS WE WERE VERY, VERY, VERY INTENTIONAL.

SOME OF US MORE INTENTIONAL THAN OTHERS OF THE WORDING ON THIS PAGE.

EVERYTHING WAS THOUGHT THROUGH, HASHED OUT.

IT WAS NOT ONE PERSON SAYING, THIS IS WHAT I WANT, THIS IS WHAT I WANT.

WE TOOK EVERYTHING THAT YOU GUYS HAVE ON THE REPORT.

WE LOOKED AT THE REPORT, WE READ THE REPORT, AND THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT WE CAME UP WITH.

EVERY STUDENT THIS IS FOR EVERY STUDENT, THIS IS NOT FOR ANYONE IN ONE PARTICULAR SCHOOL OR JUST ELEMENTARY OR JUST HIGH SCHOOL.

THIS IS FOR EVERY STUDENT.

AND SO AS YOU GO FORWARD IN YOUR STRATEGIC PLANNING, PLEASE KEEP THAT IN MIND.

THE AGENDA IS FOR EVERY STUDENT, NOT WHERE YOU NOT THE DISTRICT THAT YOU COME FROM, BUT EVERY STUDENT.

AND I ENCOURAGE YOU, IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN TO THE HIGH SCHOOLS AND YOUR JUNIOR HIGHS, YOU GUYS NEED TO SPEND SOME TIME THERE AND YOU NEED TO TALK TO THE TEACHERS AND YOU NEED TO ASK THEM ON THESE DIFFERENT THINGS, WHAT'S INSIDE? HOW ARE THEY ALREADY IMPLEMENTING? HOW CAN THEY BETTER IMPLEMENT IT? BECAUSE THEY HAVE GREAT, GREAT INSIGHT AND THEY'RE ALREADY IN IT.

AND THEY THEY'RE JUST THEY'RE GREAT.

WE HAVE GREAT TEACHERS. SO DO ALL YOU CAN TO KEEP THEM.

GOOD EVENING. I WANT TO SAY, FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE ON THIS COMMITTEE.

I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I AM MOST EXCITED ABOUT IS THAT THIS IS REALLY LOOKING AT THE ENTIRE CHILD.

SO, SO OFTEN YOU HEAR SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND PEOPLE SAY THAT WE'RE EDUCATING THE ENTIRE CHILD.

AND THEN WHEN THEY GRADUATE, MAYBE THEY DON'T EVEN HAVE THE SKILLS NECESSARY TO MAINTAIN A BUDGET IN COLLEGE.

SO MAYBE FIRST SEMESTER DOESN'T GO SO WELL, OR MAYBE THEY DON'T NECESSARILY KNOW WHAT CREDIT MEANS.

OR MAYBE THEY DIDN'T GET THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET EXPOSURE TO SOMETHING BECAUSE WHAT THEY KNOW IS WHAT THEY KNOW.

AND MAYBE THERE'S A CAREER PATH OUT THERE THAT THEY MAY HAVE TAKEN HAD THEY GOTTEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE EXPOSED.

SO I AM EXCITED THAT THIS PROFILE IS GOING TO LOOK AT THE ENTIRE CHILD AND IT'S NOT GOING TO START AS A FRESHMAN OR A SOPHOMORE.

BUT THIS COMMITTEE REALLY LOOKED AT AND PEOPLE WERE ALREADY STARTING TO BRAINSTORM ABOUT WHAT DOES THIS LOOK LIKE FROM PRE-K? SO YOU'RE STARTING TO GET THAT EXPOSURE FROM PRE-K ALL THE WAY THROUGH GRADUATION.

AND I THINK THE PART OF THE PROCESS THAT I FOUND THE MOST MEANINGFUL WAS THAT THE ALL OF THE COMMUNITY VOICES WERE REALLY CENTERED, BUT IT WAS AN HONOR TO SIT BESIDE THE STUDENTS WHO SERVED ON THIS COMMITTEE.

THEY SPOKE UP, THEY ADVOCATED FOR THEMSELVES, THEY ADVOCATED FOR THEIR PEERS, BUT THEY DIDN'T THINK ABOUT WHAT'S NOW.

THEY ALSO THOUGHT ABOUT THE STUDENTS WHO WERE COMING BEHIND THEM.

SO THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY.

I WAS REALLY EXCITED TO BE A PART OF THIS BECAUSE NOT ONLY AM I A STAFF MEMBER, BUT I ALSO HAVE A KIDDO GOING INTO FIRST GRADE AND ONE GOING INTO PRE-K.

SO I CAME INTO THIS AS A FORMER TEACHER AND A CENTRAL STAFF AND A PARENT.

AND SO THAT WAS REALLY EXCITING FOR ME.

AND WHAT WAS REALLY MEANINGFUL WAS THAT IT TRULY WAS A COLLABORATIVE PROCESS AND WE LISTENED TO ALL THE DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES AND IDEAS.

WE TRULY REFLECTED ON THAT AND THEN CONTINUE TO MAKE CHANGES.

AND EVERYONE WAS VERY RESPECTFUL AND LISTENING TO THOSE OTHER PERSPECTIVES AND MADE CHANGES WITHOUT BRINGING OUR OWN FEELINGS OR AGENDAS INTO IT.

AND THAT'S A REALLY UNIQUE EXPERIENCE.

IT WAS ONE OF THE MOST COLLABORATIVE THINGS THAT I'VE BEEN A PART OF.

GOOD NIGHT. I WANT I'LL BE VERY TRANSPARENT WITH ALL OF YOU.

I HAD AN AGENDA WHICH WAS TO REPRESENT, YOU KNOW, THE STUDENTS THAT WE PUT OUT.

YOU KNOW, AGAIN, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF YOU IN HERE MIGHT KNOW ME.

I WEAR MULTIPLE HATS.

I WORK FOR THE DISTRICT.

I LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

AND I HAVE THREE KIDS.

YOU KNOW, ONE WHO, YOU KNOW, WASN'T A DISTRICT AND ACTUALLY WANTED SUBS AND IS ABOUT TO GRADUATE COLLEGE THIS YEAR.

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PRAISE GOD. ALL RIGHT.

SO I GUESS THE WHOLE THE MOST MEANINGFUL THING FOR FOR ME IS, YOU KNOW, TWO YEARS AGO, I ASKED A FORMER STUDENT, YOU KNOW, WHAT'S SOMETHING THAT YOU WISH WE COULD DO BETTER, WHICH IS KIND OF NOVEL, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE SINCE THIS IS THE PEOPLE THAT WE SERVE AND THESE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT GO, YOU KNOW, BEYOND THESE FOUR WALLS, YOU KNOW? AND HER RESPONSE, YOU KNOW, KIND OF STIRRED IN ME, YOU KNOW, HUNGER TO, YOU KNOW, TO SPEAK UP AND, YOU KNOW, ACTUALLY JOIN COMMITTEES LIKE THIS.

YOU KNOW, FOR A LOT OF INDIVIDUALS, YOU KNOW, THERE'S A LOT OF SKEPTICISM, YOU KNOW, BEING A PART OF THIS PROCESS, WELL THE DISTRICT'S GOING TO DO, WHAT THEY WANT TO DO.

WELL, YOU KNOW, I THINK IN LIFE SOMETIMES YOU LOSE YOUR VOICE.

BUT I THINK CIRCUMSTANCES FORCES YOU TO FIND YOUR VOICE.

AND I THINK I WANTED TO BE YOU KNOW, BEING IN THIS GROUP AND BEING A PART OF THIS COMMITTEE, YOU KNOW, I WOULD ALWAYS DO EXACTLY WHAT I'M DOING NOW, YOU KNOW, GO LAST, YOU KNOW, JUST SO I COULD HEAR EVERYONE'S PERSPECTIVE AND, YOU KNOW, THROW MY $0.02 AND, YOU KNOW, I THINK TO KIND OF HONE BACK IN ON THE QUESTIONS, YOU KNOW, AND I'LL START FROM THE BOTTOM FIRST.

THE PROCESS ITSELF WAS BRILLIANT.

SO I GIVE YOU ALL KUDOS TO, YOU KNOW, IT'S COMMON SENSE.

YOU KNOW, I THINK TOO OFTEN, AS, YOU KNOW, AS EDUCATED PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, WE TEND TO, YOU KNOW, KIND OF BE VERY THEORY DRIVEN.

AND I KNOW WE WANT TO PITCH THE ACADEMIC PORTION, BUT WHAT GOOD IS ACADEMICS WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE THE LIFE SKILLS? AND SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE WORKED ON TO, YOU KNOW, JUST TO KIND OF TRANSITION INTO REAL WORLD BECAUSE THE REAL WORLD IN ACADEMICS IS TWO DIFFERENT, YOU KNOW, TWO DIFFERENT FIELDS. AND I THINK WHAT, YOU KNOW, MS. TIMME DURING DURING OUR SESSION, AGAIN, THE ULTIMATE GOAL IS TO HAVE ALL KIDS LEAVE THE NEST.

THAT'S THE ULTIMATE GOAL.

AND SO THE FINANCIAL LITERACY PORTION, THAT'S A PORTION THAT'S BEEN FLOATING AROUND FOR YEARS.

BUT AGAIN, WE DO NOTHING.

WE KNOW ALL THE PROBLEMS AND WE HAVE ALL THESE SOLUTIONS.

SO I HOPE YOU KNOW THAT, YOU KNOW, WITH THE WORK, YOU KNOW, THE GROUP DID AND YOU KNOW THAT WE REALLY ROLL THIS OUT INTO PRACTICAL FORM AND WE ALREADY IMPLEMENT A LOT OF THESE PROCESSES IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, BUT NOT EVERYONE HAD ACCESS TO IT.

IF YOU COULD SEE US A SELECT FEW, SO I HOPE THAT WE REALLY MANDATE SOME OF THESE THINGS THAT ALL STUDENTS, YOU KNOW, HAVE ACCESS TO THIS.

I DON'T THINK YOU COULD PURSUE THE GHOST OF EQUITY, BUT I THINK THAT COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE, YOU KNOW, REALLY OVERCOMES THAT GHOST.

AND SO GIVEN THESE INDIVIDUALS, GIVING THESE STUDENTS THE COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE TO TRANSITION INTO THE REAL WORLD, TO MAKE VIABLE, SUSTAINABLE, YOU KNOW, SOLUTIONS AND A LIFE OF THEMSELVES, I THINK IS PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT GIFT THAT YOU COULD GIVE TO OUR FUTURE GRADUATES.

ME, AS A PARENT, I COULD ADVOCATE FOR MY KIDS, AND I LEARN TO ADVOCATE IN THE REAL WORLD WHEN NO ONE ELSE ADVOCATES FOR YOU.

SO I THINK REALLY, YOU KNOW, AGAIN, KUDOS TO YOUR GROUP AND KUDOS TO THE DISTRICT FOR BRINGING AN OUTSIDE SOURCE TO FACILITATE, YOU KNOW, THESE YOU KNOW, THIS KIND OF INTERACTION AND THESE KIND OF RESULTS.

SO ON BEHALF OF, YOU KNOW, OUR GROUP, I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU ALL FOR PUTTING YOUR VOICE THROUGH AND YOUR $0.02 IN THIS DYNAMIC.

THANK YOU AND ALL. HAVE A GOOD NIGHT.

I WOULD BE REMISS IF WE DID NOT INTRODUCE SOME OF THESE MEMBERS, AND I THINK IN THEIR ENTHUSIASM TO COME UP AND SHARE THEIR REFLECTIONS AND LOOK AT THE QUESTIONS.

AND I ALSO WANT TO BE SURE AND ACKNOWLEDGE FOR THOSE LISTENING OR WE'LL LISTEN TO THE RECORDING.

WE HAD QUITE A FEW DESIGN TEAM MEMBERS WHO HAD CONFLICTS AND WEREN'T ABLE TO BE HERE THIS EVENING.

DEBBIE RICHARDS WITH DALLAS COLLEGE AND ERIC BATTEN WITH T.I., TEXAS INSTRUMENTS.

AND THEY'RE VERY MUCH MOTIVATED AND EXCITED TO CONTINUE PARTNERING WITH US AS WE BEGIN STRATEGIC PLANNING ON THE HOW NEXT YEAR.

BUT I WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE WE HAVE SHAYLA COBB, ONE OF OUR PARENTS FROM THE PIERCE LEARNING COMMUNITY.

IMPORTANT TO NOTE, OUR DESIGN TEAM DID REPRESENT PARENTS FROM EACH OF THE FOUR LEARNING COMMUNITIES.

KIMIKO CRAWFORD, WHO HAS BEEN ON BOARD THIS SEMESTER, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF OUR RICHARDSON ISD FOUNDATION.

AGAIN, THIS WAS A GREAT STARTING POINT TO CREATE THOSE SYNERGIES BETWEEN THE FOUNDATION AND THE DISTRICT.

AND NOW HOW CAN THE FOUNDATION GO OUT AND DEVELOP PARTNERSHIPS AND ADDITIONAL SUPPORT TO COMPLEMENT OUR GRADUATE PROFILE? MORGAN CAVE, WHO WORKS IN OUR INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT BUT ALSO FORMER CLASSROOM TEACHER AND WAS ABLE TO BRING THOSE EYES.

AND OF COURSE, ISHMAEL, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

AND IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT HE DID REPRESENT WITH HIS PARENT HAT THROUGHOUT THIS PROCESS, AS I THINK HE'S SO ELOQUENTLY SHARED WITH YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

IT WAS GREAT TO HEAR FROM ALL OF YOU.

I ACTUALLY SPENT ONE DAY ON THE TEAM JUST REAL QUICK.

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AND IT WAS IT WAS PHENOMENAL.

SO I AGREE.

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH. AND WITH THAT, I AM GOING TO, WAS THERE ANY ANYTHING LEFT IN THE PRESENTATION? I'M GOING TO GO AND MAKE THE MOTION AND THEN WE CAN TAKE ANY QUESTIONS AFTER THAT.

IT IS WITH GREAT EXCITEMENT THAT I BRING FORWARD TONIGHT FOR THE BOARD'S CONSIDERATION THE ADOPTION OF OUR RICHARDSON ISD GRADUATE PROFILE.

THANK YOU MS. BRANUM. IS THERE A MOTION? SO MOVE PROUDLY TO SAY.

THEY'RE EAGER. IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND. THANK YOU, MR. LINN. THERE IS A MOTION BY MR. EAGER, A SECOND BY MR. LINN. ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS FROM MY COLLEAGUES? I'D LIKE TO MAKE A COMMENT.

SURE, MR. LINN. WELL, FIRST OF ALL, THIS IS A TERRIFIC EXAMPLE OF, IN MY OPINION, DOING THINGS THE RIGHT WAY.

IT THIS IS A FANTASTIC PROCESS THAT YOU GUYS DID, WHICH IS BRINGING PEOPLE FROM THE COMMUNITY, STAKEHOLDER GROUPS, STAFF, TEACHERS, ESPECIALLY PARENTS TO THE TABLE TO TALK ABOUT THIS.

AND THIS IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT PIECES OF PAPER THAT I'VE SEEN IN MY TIME IN RICHARDSON ISD IN THIS SEAT, BECAUSE IT'S AS A PARENT, I'LL TELL YOU THAT WHEN YOU READ THIS AND WHEN I READ THIS, THIS IS EVERYTHING I WANT MY THREE KIDS TO BE ABLE TO LEARN WHEN THEY GRADUATE.

AND IT AMAZES ME THAT IT TOOK US THIS LONG TO TO GET TO THIS POINT.

AND I'M JUST THANKFUL THAT I'M HERE TODAY TO BE ABLE TO VOTE TO APPROVE THIS DOCUMENT, BECAUSE THIS IS A HUGE STEP FOR US.

AND I'M SO PROUD TO HAVE PLAYED A SMALL PART IN THIS.

BUT I WANT TO THANK ENGAGE TO LEARN.

THANK YOU THE DESIGN TEAM.

THANK EVERYBODY WHO'S WATCHING FOR THEIR COMMITMENT TO THIS PROCESS.

THIS IS A BIG DEAL.

THANK YOU. AND MISS TIMME.

YEAH, I JUST I WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU TO THE GROUP FOR TAKING THEIR TIME TO DO THIS.

I WASN'T ABLE TO GIVE ALL OF MY TIME, BUT I WAS ABLE TO PARTICIPATE FOR A DAY.

AND IT WAS IT REALLY WAS FANTASTIC.

THE CONVERSATION.

THE CAREFULLY SELECTING WORDS, AS I BELIEVE YOU SAID, AND ALSO TO LIKE RECOGNIZING THAT WHAT, AT LEAST IN THE GROUPS THAT WE WERE TALKING TO AND STARTING WITH, IS THAT WE WANT OUR KIDS TO HAVE AS MANY OPTIONS AS POSSIBLE SO THEY CAN CHOOSE THE LIFE THAT THEY WANT.

RIGHT. AND WE DON'T WANT THEM TO BE LIMITED BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T HAVE EXPOSURE.

THEY DIDN'T HAVE THE STRONG ACADEMIC BACKGROUND.

THEY WEREN'T ABLE TO COMMUNICATE WHATEVER IT WAS THAT MIGHT PREVENT THEM FROM HAVING THOSE CHOICES.

WE WANTED TO BE SURE THAT WE GAVE THEM THAT GREAT FOUNDATION ACADEMICALLY, BUT ALSO WITHIN THESE SKILLS TO TRANSITION THOSE TO CHOOSING THE LIFE THAT THEY WANTED TO ONCE THEY LEAVE RICHARDSON ISD.

AND SO I THOUGHT IT WAS I THOUGHT IT WAS REALLY FANTASTIC.

I ENJOYED HEARING FROM THE COMMUNITY VERY THOUGHT PROVOKING PIECES.

AND I WOULD I WOULD AGREE WITH MR. LINN. I THINK I THINK THIS AND I'M GOING TO I'M GOING TO ADD ONE WORD IN THERE, BECAUSE I THINK IT CAN BE THE MOST IMPORTANT DOCUMENT THAT WE HAVE IF WE FOLLOW THROUGH WITH THOSE OTHER THINGS AND MAKE OUR PLAN TO ENACT THEM SIGNIFICANT AND IMPACTFUL, AND THAT WE SUPPORT OUR TEACHERS IN DOING THAT AND THAT WE ARE MEASURING, ADJUSTING AND DOING THE THINGS THAT WE NEED TO.

I THINK THIS PROFILE IS THE START TO THE REST OF THOSE PIECES LEADING TO THAT OUTCOME.

AND SO I APPRECIATE OUR COMMITTEE SETTING US ON THAT PATH AND EVERYBODY WHO WAS HERE IN NOT HERE THAT WAS ABLE TO DO THAT.

SO I LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING WITH OUR STRATEGIC PLAN AND OUR DP AND OUR CIP TO TO MAKE THIS COME TO FRUITION.

THANK YOU, MISS TIMME.

MR. POTEAT.

NOT TO REITERATE EXACTLY WHAT MY PEERS SAID OVER THERE, BUT A COUPLE OF THINGS JUMPED OUT AT ME.

ONE, THE BRINGING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER IN A COLLABORATIVE WAY.

I THINK WE'RE I MEAN, THAT'S THAT'S THE GOAL OF ALMOST EVERYTHING THAT WE DO.

AND WE'VE DONE THAT WITH GRADUATE PROFILE.

WE'RE DOING THAT WITH A WHOLE BUNCH OF OTHER WAYS, IS TRYING TO ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY AND GET THEM MORE ENGAGED.

AND, YOU KNOW, WE CAN'T MAKE PEOPLE GET ENGAGED, BUT WE CAN SURE GIVE THEM OPPORTUNITY TO BE ENGAGED.

AND I THINK THAT'S THE GOAL, AND I THINK WE'VE BEEN EFFECTIVE AS SEEN HERE IN PROVIDING THAT OPPORTUNITY.

YOU KNOW, I KNOW THERE'S PROBABLY SOME PEOPLE THERE'S ALWAYS CRITICS, BUT, YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT ALWAYS ABOUT THE DELIVERABLE OR THE DESTINATION.

THERE'S A LOT OF VALUE IN THE PROCESS.

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AND I THINK THAT'S WHERE WE GET A LOT OF THE VALUE IN THIS PROCESS, IN BRINGING THE COMMUNITY TOGETHER AND HAVING THOSE CONVERSATIONS AND NOT HAVING AGENDAS, BUT HAVING HAVING THOSE DISCUSSIONS AND TALKING ABOUT WHERE DO WE WANT TO BE AS A DISTRICT THROUGH OUR STUDENTS.

THE OTHER PIECE I'LL SAY IS, YOU KNOW, THIS IS A TACTICAL PIECE OF A STRATEGIC PROCESS.

SO IT'S A PUZZLE PIECE.

RIGHT. AND THERE'S OTHER TACTICAL PIECES, INCLUDING OUR MISSION VISION, INCLUDING OUR BOARD GOALS THAT WILL COME OUT, INCLUDING OUR STRATEGIC PLAN.

THOSE ARE ALL PUZZLE PIECES THAT ARE TACTICAL PIECES TO THE OVERALL STRATEGIC PROCESS THAT WE'VE GOT.

SO I THINK IF WE WOULD NOT HAVE DONE THIS, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY DIFFICULT FOR US TO PUT THAT PUZZLE TOGETHER WITHOUT THIS PIECE.

SO AGAIN, I KNOW THAT THERE'S NOT A LOT UNIQUE TO MAYBE WHAT WE SEE IS, IS WHAT OUR PROFILE IS COMPARED TO OTHER DISTRICTS OR MAYBE WHAT IT WAS YEARS AGO. THERE'S TWEAKS AND LITTLE, LITTLE PARTS TO IT.

BUT I THINK THE PROCESS IS IS A REQUIREMENT AND JUST A VALUE ADD IN US ENDING UP WHERE WE WANT TO BE AFTER WE GET THROUGH THESE OTHER PUZZLE PIECES.

SO NOW I APPLAUD ALL OF YOU, ESPECIALLY THE PEOPLE THAT CAME IN ON THEIR TIME OFF.

AND I KNOW HOW THAT IS.

AND THAT'S THAT'S A SACRIFICE.

SO I APPRECIATE YOU CARING ENOUGH TO DO THAT.

SO THANK YOU.

ABSOLUTELY. THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENTS, MR. POTEET. ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENTS? IF NOT, AGAIN, I'M SORRY, MR. EAGER. OKAY.

SLOW DOWN.

THAT'S OKAY. YOU KNOW, I'M GOING TO SAY THIS.

THIS IS ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL FOR US.

ON THE TIME I'VE BEEN ON THE BOARD, IS THAT PULLING TOGETHER WHAT OUR COMMUNITY, EVERY PARENT IS WHAT'S OUR DEFINITION OF WINNING? WHAT IS A GOOD JOB? AND THAT WHEN OUR KIDS WALK ACROSS THAT STAGE, JUST RECENTLY, BOARD MEMBERS, WE WERE ABLE TO HAND DIPLOMAS TO OUR KIDS.

AND THAT'S THE FIRST STEP IN THEIR JOURNEY.

AND SO THESE THINGS ARE NOT ONLY ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT, BUT THIS IS MAKING THEM LIFE READY THAT I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT I THINK WE AS A DISTRICT AND AS A BOARD, EVERYTHING WE'RE DOING IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN OUR KIDS LEAVE THE HALLS OF RISD, THAT NO MATTER WHAT CHALLENGES LIFE THROWS AT THEM, THEY HAVE THE TOOLKIT AND THE WAYS TO BE LIFE READY.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS IS THE FIRST STEP AS WE START WORKING THROUGH THIS.

SO WHEN PEOPLE LOOK INTO RICHARDSON ISD THAT THEY GO, I DON'T KNOW WHAT SECRET SAUCE THEY'VE GOT OVER THERE, BUT THESE KIDS ARE LIFE READY.

THEY ARE ACADEMIC ACHIEVERS, THEY HAVE FINANCIAL LITERACY, THEY ARE EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT WITH ACCESS TO INFORMATION, NOW CRITICAL THINKERS, ALL THE THINGS.

AND IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S LIKE, YEAH, YEAH, YEAH, EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT.

BUT WHEN YOU PUT IT ON PAPER AND GET EVERYBODY IN THE COMMUNITY AROUND THAT, WE WANT THAT FOR OUR KIDS.

I AM TELLING YOU, MARK THE DATE ON YOUR CALENDAR TODAY BECAUSE YOU'RE GOING TO LOOK UP IN A COUPLE OF YEARS AND RISD IS GOING TO BE SHINING STAR THAT EVERYBODY ELSE IS GOING TO BE LOOKING TO.

TO GO, WHAT ARE THEY DOING OVER THERE? BECAUSE I WON'T BE PART OF THAT.

SO THAT'S MY STORY AND I'M STICKING TO IT.

THANK YOU, MR. EAGER, FOR STICKING TO YOUR STORY ONCE AGAIN.

MS. HARRIS, IF I MAY JUST AGAIN EXTEND MY ABSOLUTE GRATITUDE TO DR.

HELLER. SHE REALLY HELPED SPEARHEAD THE LOGISTICS OF THIS WORK AND PULLING OFF THE INVITATIONS AND JUST ALL OF THE LITTLE DETAILS TO MAKE THIS TRULY HAPPEN.

AND SO I JUST EXTEND MY GRATITUDE TO HER AND THEN AGAIN TO EVERY SINGLE INDIVIDUAL THAT TOOK THE TIME IN WHAT WAS A VERY BUSY SPRING TO PAUSE IN THEIR SCHEDULE TO PROVIDE US INPUT, WHETHER IT WAS THROUGH THE SURVEY ATTENDING THE SUMMIT, BEING ON THE FOCUS GROUPS OR ULTIMATELY SERVING ON THE DESIGN TEAM.

JUST MY HEARTFELT APPRECIATION FOR THEIR INPUT, BECAUSE THIS PRODUCT WOULD NOT BE WHAT IT IS IF IT WASN'T FOR ALL OF THOSE 2600 VOICES THAT HELPED TO CONTRIBUTE.

YES, ABSOLUTELY.

MR. EAGER, ONE LAST THING.

I WANT TO THANK MS. BRANUM FOR BRINGING THIS FORWARD, BECAUSE IT WAS HER IDEA AND BROUGHT THIS TO THE BOARD'S ATTENTION.

AND SO HAVING SOMEBODY VISIONARY, KNOWING THESE NEXT STEPS, THE TACTICAL STEPS THAT MR. POTEET POINTED TO.

SO I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THIS TO AND GETTING THIS PROCESS STARTED.

YES. THANK YOU, MS..

BRANUM. ALL RIGHT.

ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENTS, QUESTIONS I WOULD ASK YOU IF YOU WANT TO DO THE MOTION, BUT..

ALL RIGHT.

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SO WE DO HAVE A MOTION, ACTUALLY, BY MR. EAGER, A SECOND BY MR. LINN, WITH NO ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

ALL RIGHT. MOTION PASSES.

SIX-ZERO. I VOTED TWICE.

SO IT'S SEVEN-ZERO. THANK Y'ALL SO MUCH.

YOU ARE SO VERY WELCOME.

THANK YOU. AS MR. EAGER SAID.

OUR NEXT ITEM IS A LEGISLATIVE UPDATE.

[V.E. Discussion of Legislative Issues]

MS.. BRANUM.

THANK YOU, MS.. HARRIS.

I AM GOING TO INVITE MRS. MORRIS TO COME UP FRONT.

AS YOU KNOW, MS. MORRIS SERVES AS OUR LEGISLATIVE LIAISON, AND THANK YOU, MS. HARRIS, FOR OPENING TONIGHT'S MEETING WITH A MOMENT OF SILENCE TO HONOR THOSE THAT WE LOST IN UVALDE LAST WEEK.

I PRETTY MUCH IMMEDIATELY AFTER THAT EVENT OCCURRED, AND AS I WAS RECEIVING MANY, MANY EMAILS, LET'S TALKS, PHONE CALLS, JUST MESSAGES OF FIRST OUTRAGE AND JUST ABSOLUTE CAN'T EVEN COMPREHEND WHAT HAD HAPPENED.

ALSO, A WHOLE LOT OF QUESTIONS.

YOU MAY OR MAY NOT BE AWARE THAT THE DAY THAT THAT OCCURRED, THAT WAS ACTUALLY AN ELECTION DAY.

IT WAS A RUNOFF DATE.

AND A LOT OF MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY MAY NOT KNOW THAT AS A SCHOOL DISTRICT, WE DO NOT HAVE NECESSARILY A VOICE IN WHAT CAMPUSES ARE CHOSEN OR COMPLETE VOICE AND WHAT CAMPUSES ARE CHOSEN FOR ELECTION DAY.

AND PROBABLY THE NUMBER ONE IMMEDIATE CONCERN I HAD FROM PARENTS, A LOT OF STAFF MEMBERS, WAS THE FACT THAT ON THAT DAY OUR CAMPUSES WERE PRETTY MUCH WIDE OPEN AND ANY MEMBER OF THE COMMUNITY HAD ACCESS TO OUR BUILDINGS IN MULTIPLE LOCATIONS.

AND AS PEOPLE ARE MOVING THROUGH OUR BUILDINGS, THERE ARE THINGS LIKE RAPTOR SYSTEMS AND OTHERS THAT WE CANNOT, OF COURSE ASK THEM TO DO BECAUSE THEY ARE THERE AS A AS A MEMBER TO VOTE. AND WHILE I BELIEVE WHOLEHEARTEDLY THAT ANY INDIVIDUAL WHO IS COMING TO A SCHOOL TO VOTE HAS THE GREATEST OF INTENTIONS, WE ALSO JUST RECOGNIZE THE VULNERABILITY OF HAVING OUR CAMPUS IS SO WIDE OPEN.

AND SO I IMMEDIATELY CONTACTED MS. MORSE AND I SAID, WHAT CAN WE DO? IS THERE ANYTHING? AND SO I'VE JUST ASKED HER TONIGHT TO COME AND PROVIDE A LITTLE BIT OF AN UPDATE ON THE WORK THAT SHE'S BEEN DOING AND MAYBE SOME OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE COULD USE OUR VOICE TO MAYBE IMPLEMENT A CHANGE IN THIS AREA.

SO. MS. MORSE.

GOOD EVENING, BOARD, AND THANK YOU FOR ASKING ME TO COME.

THIS IS A TRULY A HOPEFUL PROJECT COMPARED TO A LOT OF THE LEGISLATIVE THINGS THAT I WORK ON.

THIS SEEMS TO REALLY BE SOMETHING THAT I THINK EVERYBODY COULD GATHER AROUND.

LET ME GIVE YOU A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND JUST ON RISD SO THAT YOU'RE AWARE ON LIKE SUPERINTENDENT BRENNAN SAID ON TUESDAY, MAY 24TH, THAT WAS THE ELECTION DAY RISD.

BUILDINGS, 29 WERE USED FOR VOTING POLLING PLACES IN DALLAS COUNTY.

AND OF THOSE 29, 26 WERE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, TWO WERE JUNIOR HIGHS AND ONE WAS THE PDC.

SO WE ARE USING A LOT OF OUR SCHOOLS, IN COMPARISON AUSTIN USES NINE, SO WE REALLY HAVE A LOT GOING ON AND THAT THAT IS A COUNTY BY COUNTY THING. THEY HANDLE THE VOTES.

SO AND THERE'S COUNTY POLITICS INVOLVED IN ALL THOSE KINDS OF THINGS.

BUT OUR JOB IS GOING TO BE TO TRY TO FIX THAT A LITTLE BIT.

AND LET ME TELL YOU WHAT WE'RE THINKING.

BUT FIRST OF ALL, THOSE ARE TUESDAYS, RIGHT? WE VOTE ON TUESDAYS FOR THE PRIMARIES AND THEN THE RUNOFFS, AND THAT IS BY THE TEXAS ELECTION CODE.

SO THAT'S PART OF THAT.

BUT LET ME JUST TELL YOU SOMETHING THAT I THOUGHT WAS KIND OF INTERESTING.

WHY A TUESDAY? THE ANSWER STEMS FROM THE AGRARIAN MAKEUP OF 19TH CENTURY AMERICA.

IN THE 1800S, MOST CITIZENS WORKED AS FARMERS AND LIVED FAR FROM THEIR POLLING PLACE.

SINCE PEOPLE OFTEN TRAVELED AT LEAST A DAY TO VOTE, LAWMAKERS NEEDED TO ALLOW A TWO DAY WINDOW FOR ELECTION DAY.

WEEKENDS WERE IMPRACTICAL SINCE MOST PEOPLE SPENT SUNDAYS IN CHURCH AND WEDNESDAY WAS A MARKET DAY FOR FARMERS.

SO WITH THIS IN MIND, TUESDAY WAS SELECTED AS THE FIRST AND MOST CONVENIENT DAY OF THE WEEK TO HOLD ELECTIONS.

SO WE'VE BEEN DOING THIS NOW AND A FEW THINGS HAVE CHANGED SINCE THE MID 1800S.

BUT GIVEN THE RECENT TRAGIC EVENTS THAT WE'VE HAD, THE GOVERNOR AND STATE LEADERSHIP IS GIVEN A LOT OF ATTENTION TO THIS.

IN FACT, GOVERNOR ABBOTT DIRECTED BOTH THE HOUSE AND THE SENATE TO APPOINT SPECIAL COMMITTEES TO REASSESS THE TWIN ISSUES OF SCHOOL SAFETY AND MASS VIOLENCE. SO HE SPECIFICALLY SUGGESTED, AGAIN, HARDENING SCHOOLS OR IN OTHER WORDS, MAKING IT MORE DIFFICULT FOR PERPETRATORS TO GET INTO A SCHOOL BUILDING.

SO IT'S IN CONSIDERATION OF THE GOVERNOR'S COMMENTS, AS WELL AS OUR CONCERNED PARENTS, STAFF AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS THAT THE INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT DIRECTED ME TO PURSUE A SOLUTION.

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SO WORKING THAT ASSIGNMENT, I'VE TALKED TO PEOPLE AT DALLAS COUNTY AND I'VE TALKED TO OUR LEGISLATIVE OFFICES BOTH AT THE FEDERAL AND STATE LEVELS.

AND I'M ALSO WORKING WITH THE TEXAS SCHOOL ALLIANCE, THAT WE'RE A MEMBER OF AND THEIR GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TEAM.

AND THESE ARE THE THREE OPTIONS THAT WE'VE COME UP WITH TO SOLVE THIS PROBLEM.

AND I'M GOING TO GIVE THEM TO YOU IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE FOR US.

THE FIRST ONE IS TO MOVE ALL ELECTION DAYS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE NOVEMBER ELECTION DATE TO SATURDAYS INSTEAD OF TUESDAYS IN THE TEXAS ELECTION CODE, IT SAYS THE FIRST TUESDAY OF MARCH WILL BE WHATEVER, AND ALL THEY'VE GOT TO DO IS CROSS OUT TUESDAY AND PUT SATURDAY.

THEN THE SECOND OPTION IS TO GIVE SCHOOL DISTRICTS THE OPTION OF USING THEIR SCHOOLS AS VOTING LOCATIONS.

AND THE THIRD OPTION IS TO ALLOW SCHOOLS, SCHOOL DISTRICTS, TO CLOSE SCHOOLS THAT ARE USED FOR VOTING LOCATIONS WITH NO PENALTY RELATING TO ATTENDANCE OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT MIGHT HAVE TO DO WITH KIDS BEING IN SCHOOL.

SO A LITTLE BIT OF DETAIL ABOUT THESE.

AND OPTION ONE MOVING ELECTION DAYS FROM TUESDAYS TO SATURDAYS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE FEDERAL ELECTION DAY IN NOVEMBER.

THIS APPEARS TO BE THE MOST LOGICAL AND EASIEST STEP IN ORDER TO ELIMINATE ANY POSSIBLE RISK OF CHILDREN BEING EXPOSED TO A WIDER POPULATION THAT IS NOT GENERALLY PART OF SCHOOL OPERATIONS.

IT MEANS MERELY CHANGING THE DAY FROM TUESDAY TO SATURDAY IN THE TEXAS ELECTION CODE.

NOW AND MR. LINN, I KNOW YOU WOULD KNOW AND I KNOW SOMETIMES THE MOST LOGICAL AND EASY THINGS TO DO JUST DON'T HAPPEN.

SO BUT THAT'S STILL THE PRIORITY, RIGHT? THE SECOND ONE IS ABOUT.

OH, WELL, IN ADDITION TO THAT, THE FIRST ONE ABOUT MOVING TO SATURDAY.

THERE'S A PRECEDENT FOR THAT.

WE DO THAT FOR OUR SCHOOL BOARD, ELECTIONS AND BONDS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

SO IT'S NOT LIKE IT'S AN UNUSUAL MOVE TO MAKE, WHICH IS ALSO HELPFUL.

THE OBJECTIONS THAT WE'VE HEARD MAY INCLUDE THE DESIRE OF TEXAS LEADERSHIP TO PARTICIPATE WITH THE REST OF THE COUNTRY.

AND SUPER TUESDAY, YOU HEAR ABOUT THAT IN PRIMARIES.

BUT I HAVE AN IDEA FOR THAT.

SO IN CONSIDERATION OF MAKING SCHOOLS AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE, PERHAPS THE STATES THAT PARTICIPATE IN SUPER TUESDAY SHOULD CONSIDER SUPER SATURDAY AS AN ALTERNATIVE THAT TEXAS COULD BE THE LEADER IN INITIATING THAT FROM A NATIONAL LEVEL.

SO OBVIOUSLY, YOU CAN TELL THAT'S MY FAVORITE SOLUTION.

THE SECOND ONE, GIVING DISTRICTS THE OPTION OF USING THEIR SCHOOLS AS VOTING LOCATION PER THE TEXAS ELECTION CODE SCHOOL DISTRICT MUST ALLOW VOTING TO TAKE PLACE IN THE SCHOOL CAMPUS.

SINCE SCHOOLS ARE CONSIDERED PUBLIC BUILDINGS.

SO THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE TO DO AND WE WORK WITH THE COUNTY TO SEE ABOUT THOSE PLACES AND THAT IT HAS GROWN OVER THE YEARS.

IF WE ALLOW SCHOOL DISTRICTS THE OPTION OF USING IT, THAT MEANS THAT WE'RE NOT TYING THE HANDS OF MAYBE RURAL DISTRICTS THAT REALLY DON'T HAVE MUCH CHOICE, OR MAYBE THOSE SMALLER TOWNS THAT ARE LIKE, OH YEAH, THEY'RE GOING TO COME AND VOTE DURING THE VALENTINE'S DAY PARTY OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

SO YOU GIVE SCHOOL DISTRICTS THE OPTION AND THAT THAT'S IMPORTANT.

I THINK ON THAT ONE, THE OBJECTIONS MAY COME FROM COUNTIES WHO STRUGGLE TO FIND APPROPRIATE POLLING LOCATIONS FOR VOTING, OR PEOPLE MAY JUST SAY THAT SCHOOL BUILDINGS ARE PUBLIC.

SO THAT'S AN OBJECTION FOR THAT ONE.

THE THIRD OPTION WAS TO ALLOW SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO CLOSE SCHOOLS THAT ARE NOT USED AS VOTING LOCATIONS ON ELECTION DAY WITH NO PENALTY.

WELL, STUDENTS DON'T NEED TO LOSE A DAY OF INSTRUCTION.

PARENTS WOULD HAVE TO FIND ALTERNATIVE CARE FOR THEIR KIDS.

AND ONLY CERTAINLY ONLY CERTAIN SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT WOULD BE CLOSED, WHICH MEANS IT CAN MESS UP YOUR TRANSPORTATION AND SOME OTHER THINGS.

SO THOSE ARE THE THREE OPTIONS THAT WE'RE EXPANDING.

LIKE I SAID, I AM WORKING WITH THE TEXAS SCHOOL ALLIANCE AND THEIR GOVERNMENT RELATIONS AND HILCO IS REPRESENTED THERE.

I HAVE RUN IT PAST SOME OF THE FOLKS THERE AND THEY SEEM TO THINK IT IS SOMETHING IS DOABLE.

THE COMMITTEES ARE GOING TO BE MEETING THE SPECIAL COMMITTEES THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN APPOINTED.

I KNOW ONE IS ALREADY SCHEDULED TO MEET IN JUNE.

SO THIS IS SOMETHING THAT'S KIND OF MOVING PRETTY QUICKLY.

AND SUPERINTENDENT BRANUM, THANK YOU, MS. MORSE, VERY MUCH FOR DOING THAT.

AGAIN, I FELT VERY COMPELLED TO ASK MISS MORSE TO KIND OF TAKE THE LEAD ON THIS AND BRING THIS FORWARD TO YOU ALL, BECAUSE I DO THINK THAT THIS IS ONE OF THOSE TIMES WHERE THERE IS A SOLUTION.

AND WE DID I DID RECEIVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS FROM SOME COMMUNITY MEMBERS ABOUT WHY CAN'T WE JUST CLOSE EVERY TIME THAT THERE IS AN ELECTION LIKE THIS ONE LAST TUESDAY, THERE WAS NO WAY FOR US TO PREDICT THAT THERE WAS GOING TO BE A RUNOFF FOR A PRIMARY ELECTION AND THEN TO CLOSE THE SCHOOL ON THAT DAY AND JUST THE SCHOOLS THAT WERE HAPPENING, IT JUST IT'S OPERATIONALLY JUST IMPOSSIBLE.

SO WE FEEL OUR INTERNAL TEAM FEELS VERY STRONGLY AROUND REALLY KIND OF MOVING FORWARD WITH SOME EFFORT TO TRY TO MOVE ELECTION DAYS, EXCEPT

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FOR, OF COURSE, SUPER TUESDAY, WHICH, YOU KNOW, WE ARE CLOSED ON THE FEDERAL ELECTION DAY.

WE ARE CLOSED. WE'VE BUILT THAT INTO OUR CALENDAR.

REALLY, MR. LINN'S IS THE FIRST YEAR THAT.

HE CREATED THE CALENDAR COMMITTEE.

THAT WAS ONE OF THE NON-NEGOTIABLES THAT THE BOARD CHARGED US WITH.

SO I AM PROPOSING, AND I WOULD LOVE SOME FEEDBACK FROM THE BOARD IF THIS IS SOMETHING THAT YOU ALL COULD SUPPORT AS WELL, FOR US TO DRAFT A RESOLUTION THAT WE WOULD BRING FORWARD TO YOU EVEN AS EARLY AS NEXT WEEK, BASICALLY ASKING OUR LOCAL LEGISLATORS TO GET BEHIND THIS IDEA AND PROPOSING POTENTIAL LEGISLATION THAT WOULD CHANGE THESE VOTING DAYS FROM TUESDAY TO SATURDAY.

AND SO THAT'S WE DON'T KNOW WHAT YOUR APPETITE WOULD BE FOR THAT, BUT WE WANTED AT LEAST HOPING THAT THAT MAYBE YOU WOULD POSITIVELY RECEIVE THAT.

ALL RIGHT, MR. LINN.

SO OF THE OPTIONS THAT YOU MENTIONED, THE FIRST ONE IS PROBABLY THE LESS WELL, THE MOST PROBLEMATIC FROM A FUNDAMENTAL STANDPOINT OF SUPER TUESDAY.

RIGHT. BUT WHAT MAKES SENSE IS MOVING RUNOFF DATES TO SATURDAY.

RIGHT. THAT WOULD BE A VARIATION OF THAT.

IT WOULD BE A VARIATION OF THAT OPTION.

RIGHT. SO MOVING RUNOFF DATES TO SATURDAY THAT MIGHT MESS UP WITH THE CALENDAR BECAUSE IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE 30 DAYS OR HOWEVER LONG IT'S I CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT THE ELECTION CODE STATES, BUT MOVING THE RUNOFF, ANY RUNOFF DATES TO SATURDAY MAKES THE MOST SENSE TO ME SINCE THERE IS AN APPETITE YOU WOULD HAVE TO GO TO DIFFERENT STATES AND I THINK IT'S 12 OR 13 DIFFERENT STATES JUST TOP OF MY HEAD THAT DO SUPER DUPER PARTICIPATE IN SUPER TUESDAY. RIGHT.

SO THAT WOULD BE TEXAS WOULD BE WOULD BE EXCLUDING ITSELF IF YOU WERE TO DO THAT.

ONE OF THE ALONG WITH THAT ARGUMENT, ONE OF THE RESPONSES THAT I GOT WAS, WELL, WE CAN DO OUR SATURDAY BEFORE SUPER TUESDAY AND THEN WE'RE FIRST ANYWAYS.

SO I DON'T KNOW HOW THAT WOULD WORK OUT.

I MEAN, AND THAT'S AND FROM FROM I MEAN, FROM THE RISD PERSPECTIVE, RIGHT.

WE'RE JUST LOOKING AT HAVING A DATE FOR AN ELECTION THAT WHERE THE SCHOOLS ARE.

YES. YEAH.

KIDS AREN'T THERE. RIGHT.

KIDS AREN'T THERE. SO AND THEN IF WE COULD ALSO FROM A FROM THE OPTIONS THAT YOU PRESENTED, I THINK, YOU KNOW, HAVING GIVEN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT THE OPTION, WHETHER OR NOT TO BE A POLLING LOCATION AT A SCHOOL, THAT WOULD BE PREFERABLE, I THINK, AS WELL.

BUT FROM FROM WHERE I SIT AND KNOWING THE LEGISLATURE LIKE I DO, I THINK I THINK, YOU KNOW, I THINK THOSE TWO OPTIONS ARE PROBABLY MORE REALISTIC.

GOOD. YEAH, I AGREE.

AND I AGREE WITH THAT. I THINK THAT IS MOST LIKELY.

ALTHOUGH I DO SUPPORT TRYING TO MOVE THEM AS A FORMER PRINCIPAL, MYSELF AND TEACHER.

THE INSTRUCTIONAL TIME IS REALLY IT'S REALLY, REALLY DIFFICULT ON A BUILDING TO HAVE ELECTIONS WHILE YOU'RE TRYING TO TEACH AND WHILE YOU'RE TRYING TO MOVE KIDS TO DIFFERENT AREAS, KEEP THEM SECURE.

SO I PERSONALLY WOULD LIKE THAT TO BE OFF OFF THE TABLE, IF THAT'S AT ALL POSSIBLE, EVEN IF IT EVEN IF IT'S ONLY JUST SUPER TUESDAY.

RIGHT. EVEN IF THAT WERE JUST REMAINS.

BUT THE OTHER THING THE OTHER THING I JUST HAVE A PERSONAL PREFERENCE ON IS I'VE ALWAYS LIKE TO TAKE MY KIDS TO VOTE WITH ME BECAUSE I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT THEY UNDERSTAND AND SEE THE PROCESS AND SEE US MODELING THAT.

AND WHEN THEY'RE IN SCHOOL, A LOT OF TIMES THEY DON'T GET TO SEE US CAST OUR VOTE.

NOT THAT EVERY PARENT FEELS THAT WAY, AND I'M NOT ASKING EVERYBODY, EVERY PARENT TO FEEL LIKE I DO.

HOWEVER, I DO THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT THEY SEE THE PROCESS ITSELF SO THEY UNDERSTAND BEING RESPONSIBLE VOTERS AS WELL.

SO I CERTAINLY WOULD SUPPORT THAT OPPORTUNITY TOO.

GOOD. THANK YOU, MISS TIMME.

MR. POTEET.

A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS ON ONE OF THE OPTIONS YOU HAD, MS..

MORRIS, ON WHERE IT WAS OPTIONAL FOR THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO USE THE BUILDING.

SO WHO WOULD HAVE THE ONUS ON REPLACEMENT OF THAT LOCATION IF IF RISD SAID, NO, WE'RE NOT GOING TO MAKE OUR IS THAT THE COUNTY OR DOES ISD HAVE TO PROVIDE THOSE OR THE COUNTY? THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR HOLDING THE ELECTIONS.

AND BECAUSE BY LAW SCHOOLS CAN DO IT, IT MAKES IT EASY FOR THEM TO PICK SCHOOLS.

BUT IF THEY COULDN'T AND WE OPTED OUT, THEN THEY WOULD BE HAVE TO FIND SOMEPLACE ELSE.

OKAY. YOU THINK THEY'VE GOT AN APPETITE FOR THAT? NO, THAT WAS A RHETORICAL QUESTION.

AND I TALKED TO THE COUNTY COMMISSIONER.

HE SAID, IF YOU WANT TO DO THAT, YOU NEED TO GO FIND THE PLACE AND THEN BRING IT BACK TO US AS A SUGGESTION.

WE'RE JUST BUSY.

AND I THINK, YOU KNOW, AND I READ SOME OF THE RESPONSES, I THINK, THAT YOU GOT FROM THE COUNTY.

AND IT'S MORE JUST CONSIDERATIONS, NOT DECISIONS, BUT MORE PERSPECTIVES ON SOME OF THIS.

AND, YOU KNOW, WE'RE GOING TO RUN UP AGAINST HEADWINDS NO MATTER WHAT OPTION WE TRY TO PURSUE.

SO WE CAN'T LET THAT CHANGE OUR DESIRE TO PURSUE THOSE OPTIONS.

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YOU KNOW, I THINK ONE OF THEM WAS ANY TIME YOU AND RUNNING THROUGH A CAMPAIGN, AS ALL OF US HAVE UP HERE, ANY TIME YOU TWEAK OR WANT TO DO ANYTHING DIFFERENT WITH HOW THE ELECTIONS ARE SET UP, YOU KNOW, YOU'RE ON REALLY SHAKY GROUND FROM AN OPTICS PERSPECTIVE, I THINK SO THE SCHOOL SAFETY THING HAS REALLY MADE LEVEL THAT OUT A LITTLE BIT.

THAT MADE THAT A PRIORITY.

I'VE ACTUALLY TALKED TO ONE OF OUR LEGISLATORS WHO'S WILLING TO DRAFT A BILL, BUT BECAUSE THESE COMMITTEES WERE APPOINTED SUBSEQUENT TO THAT CONVERSATION, IT MAY BE SOMETHING THAT BUBBLES UP OUT OF THE COMMITTEE.

A RESOLUTION FROM YOU ALL TALKS ABOUT THE SERIOUSNESS OF THE ISSUE AND HOW WE REALLY NEED THAT HELP.

THE FACT THAT WE HAVE SO MANY SCHOOLS, PARTICULARLY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, IS REALLY IMPORTANT.

AND AND WE'LL SEE WHERE IT WOULD GO.

IT'S WORTH A TRY. AND THAT'S A GREAT SEGUE INTO MY SECOND POINT WAS ON THIS RESOLUTION.

WE'RE ONE DISTRICT, WE'RE MEDIUM TO LARGE SIZED DISTRICT IN THE STATE.

IS THERE ANY WAY THAT WE CAN LEVERAGE THAT WITH OTHER DISTRICTS? SO IT'S JUST NOT ONE LETTER FROM ONE DISTRICT GOING TO AUSTIN.

AND SUBSEQUENT TO THAT, CAN WE TIE IN THROUGH IS THERE ANY INITIATIVES THROUGH TASB, TSA, ANY OF THESE OTHER ADVOCACY GROUPS THAT CAN KIND OF COBBLE TOGETHER, YOU KNOW, SO WE HAVE A LITTLE MORE LEVERAGE THAN JUST RISD ASKING THE GOVERNOR FOR X.

I'LL LET MS. MORSE DISCUSS, FOR EXAMPLE, TSA.

BUT I WILL TELL YOU THAT AS I HAVE BEEN HAVING CONVERSATIONS WITH MY COLLEAGUES, THEY ARE VERY INTERESTED TO SEE WHAT WE POTENTIALLY WOULD DRAFT.

AND THEN THAT MY COLLEAGUE SUPERINTENDENTS HAVE SAID THAT THAT MIGHT BE SOMETHING THAT THEY WOULD THEN FORWARD TO THEIR BOARDS FOR CONSIDERATION.

IT'S VERY SIMILAR TO A FEW YEARS AGO WHEN THERE WAS A TESTING RESOLUTION WHERE ONE DISTRICT PASSED IT AND WITHIN ABOUT A MONTH THERE WERE OVER HALF THE DISTRICTS IN TEXAS HAD ADOPTED THAT SAME RESOLUTION.

SO NOT TO SAY THAT THAT OURS WOULD HAVE THAT SAME KIND OF STEAM, BUT I DO KNOW THAT THERE IS AN APPETITE BY SOME SURROUNDING DISTRICTS TO JOIN US.

RIGHT. AND I THINK WITH THE PEOPLE THAT I'M WORKING AT WITH THE TEXAS SCHOOL ALLIANCE, THEY ARE GOING TO BE INTERESTED IN GOING ACTUALLY TO THE OFFICES OF SOME OF THE CHAIRMEN AND MEMBERS OF THESE COMMITTEES AND KIND OF FEELING OUT THAT PART OF IT.

SO THE ACTUAL LEGISLATOR PART.

AND THEN I'VE TALKED TO MY COLLEAGUES IN AUSTIN, SAN ANTONIO, HOUSTON AND EL PASO THROUGH THE TEXAS SCHOOL ALLIANCE THAT I KNOW.

AND THEY WOULD ALL BE SUPPORTIVE OF IT.

I THINK AGAIN, BECAUSE WE HAVE SO MANY SCHOOLS, WE HAVE A REAL REASON, A MOTIVATION TO CHANGE IT, AND THAT WE DID SOMETHING SIMILAR TO THIS IN 2001 WITH THE LEP LEGISLATION BEING TESTED.

AND SOMETIMES IT JUST TAKES ONE OR TWO TO GET THE BALL ROLLING AND THEN AN IDEA THAT MAKES SENSE WILL CATCH ON.

AND PARTICULARLY AS IT IS TIED TO SCHOOL SAFETY, WHICH IS OUR SOLE MODE OF.

NATION ON THIS IS IS JUST KEEPING OUR SCHOOLS AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE.

SO. THANK YOU.

SURE. ABSOLUTELY.

MR. EAGER. I MEAN, I REALLY DON'T HAVE MUCH TO ADD.

I MEAN, I AGREE WITH EVERYTHING MY COLLEAGUES HAVE SAID.

YOU KNOW, IT SEEMS LIKE A NO BRAINER LIKE IT, YOU KNOW? BUT I MEAN, HERE'S THE THING.

I THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, SOMEBODY SHOULD TAKE THE FIRST STEP AND LET RICHARDSON BE THE TEAM THAT LEADS THE WAY.

AND HOPEFULLY IT SOUNDS LIKE OTHER PEOPLE WILL ARE ANXIOUS AND THERE'S AN APPETITE TO INSTITUTE CHANGE.

AND IF THAT CHANGE IS TO HELP OUR KIDS AND KEEP OUR KIDS SAFE, THAT'S JOB NUMBER ONE.

SO I'M FULL SUPPORT OF THIS.

AND, YOU KNOW, LET'S LET'S MAKE IT HAPPEN.

THANK YOU, MR. EAGER. THIS ISN'T AN ACTION ITEM.

SO. BUT I THINK WE'RE ALL.

ABSOLUTELY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU, MS.. MORSE.

ALL RIGHT. OUR NEXT INFORMATION ITEM IS A REPORT ON DISTRICT ACTIVITIES AND UPCOMING EVENTS.

[V.F. Discussion of Student / District Activities]

MR. EAGER AND MS. MCGOWAN BOTH HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND THE RISD RETIREMENT LUNCHEON RECENTLY.

MS. MCGOWAN, IF YOU DON'T MIND, WOULD YOU PLEASE SHARE YOUR REFLECTIONS ON THIS EVENT FOR US? ON THE LUNCHEON, THE RETIREMENT LUNCHEON.

IT WAS AN HONOR TO BE THERE.

I DIDN'T KNOW WE HAD SO MANY TEACHERS RETIRING THIS YEAR, SO I THOUGHT THAT WAS AWESOME TO SEE HOW THE TENURE THAT THEY'VE HAD HERE IN OUR DISTRICT.

WE'RE BLESSED TO HAVE TEACHERS THAT HAVE BEEN WITH OUR DISTRICT FOR 30 PLUS YEARS, AND IT NEEDS TO BE OUR ONE OF OUR PRIORITIES TO KEEP THEM AND TO KEEP MORE TEACHERS IN OUR DISTRICT THAT LONG.

SO IT WAS AN HONOR TO BE THERE.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

WE ACTUALLY ALL HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE SO MUCH FUN AND CELEBRATE THE GRADUATIONS THIS PAST WEEKEND.

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HOWEVER, WE HAVE ONE BOARD MEMBER WELL, ACTUALLY TWO WHO HAD THEIR FIRST STAB AT IT.

SO, MR. POTEET, IF YOU WOULD, PLEASE.

IT WAS AWESOME. I MEAN, I'VE EXPLAINED IT TO PEOPLE THAT IT WAS KIND OF THE THE CULMINATION OF THE YEAR, LITERALLY, BUT IT WAS ALSO JUST IN, YOU KNOW, AND FIRST YEAR BEING ON THE BOARD.

AND BECAUSE OF RUN OFF LAST YEAR, I WASN'T ABLE TO PARTICIPATE LAST YEAR, BUT IT WAS IT WAS AWESOME BECAUSE IT KIND OF TOOK EVERYTHING THAT WE'VE THAT WE'VE PUT TOGETHER AND WORKED ON THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AS A DISTRICT, AS A BOARD, AS STAFF.

AND IT WAS KIND OF THE ICING ON THE CAKE FROM A CELEBRATION PERSPECTIVE AND GETTING TO RECOGNIZE ALL FOUR CLASSES THAT WERE GRADUATING, I THINK ROUGHLY 2600 STUDENTS THAT WERE RECOGNIZED.

NOT A LOT OF HIJINKS.

SO THAT WAS GREAT. I THINK I ENDED UP WITH TWO GOLF BALLS IN MY HAND AND WHEN I HANDED OUT A DEGREE OR A DIPLOMA.

BUT THAT WAS THAT WAS MINOR.

I JUST THOUGHT IT WAS A GREAT, GREAT CEREMONY.

ALL FOUR OF THEM. I THOUGHT THAT TO THE STAFF'S KUDOS TO THE STAFF JUST ON THE LOGISTICS AND SETTING UP.

AND THE TRANSITION BETWEEN ALL FOUR OF THEM WAS LIKE SEAMLESS.

AND I'LL TELL YOU, HAVING IT IN ONE LOCATION AND I'M NOT GOING TO LIE THE EARLY MORNING, THE LATE NIGHT, THOSE WERE TIRESOME.

BUT I'LL TELL YOU WHAT, WE BEAT THE HEAT, WE BEAT THE WEATHER.

WE HAD GREAT CEREMONIES.

I THINK ALL THE FAMILIES WERE WERE VERY THANKFUL THAT WE HAD IT WHEN WE WEREN'T IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY.

AND TO KIND OF CAP IT ALL OFF, I'LL JUST SAY FOR THOSE THAT WEREN'T THERE, WE WERE TURNING OUR ROBES UP IN THE SKYBOX OR WHATEVER AT THE END AND LOOKING DOWN AND WATCHING THE MUSIC PLAY ON THE FIELD, WATCHING OUR STAFF THAT WERE NOT PAID FOR THIS, PICKING UP CHAIRS AND THEN WATCHING THEM ALL DANCING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE THE END OF A WEEKEND AND WEEKS AND MONTHS WORTH OF WORK.

PREPARING FOR IT, I THINK, WAS JUST KIND OF THE JUST THE LAST BIT OF ICING ON THE CAKE.

SO I REALLY ENJOYED BEING THERE AND NOT AS MUCH, I'M SURE, AS THOSE 2600 STUDENTS AND FAMILIES, THOUGH.

SO. ALL RIGHT.

SO DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANYTHING THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO ADDRESS OR TALK ABOUT? I WANT TO. RACHEL, DO YOU WANT TO? YEAH. NO, I GOT TO DO MY FIRST GRADUATION EVER, WHICH WAS AMAZING.

I THINK IT'S LIKE ONE OF THE BEST DAYS EVER IN LIFE WHEN YOU GET TO GO BACK TO YOUR ALMA MATER AND HAND OUT DIPLOMAS TO KIDDOS THAT ARE GRADUATING, AND NOW I'M HERE.

SO I THOUGHT IT WAS A PRIVILEGE AND AN HONOR TO LOOK AT THOSE KIDS IN THE FACES AND BE INSPIRED BY THEIR GROWTH AND WHAT THEY'VE ACCOMPLISHED AT OUR SCHOOLS. IT'S JUST AN AMAZING MOMENT, SO I'M JUST HONORED TO BE A PART OF IT.

WELL, GREAT. WE WERE HAPPY TO HAVE YOU.

SO BE READY FOR NEXT YEAR.

MS. HARRIS. YES.

I JUST WANT TO TAKE I DO HAVE A PRESENTATION THAT I HAVE TONIGHT, BUT I WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE FOR A SECOND, BECAUSE I KNOW SOME OF THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK OVER THERE WEREN'T AT THE RECEPTION THAT I HAD.

AND I JUST WANT TO GO AROUND THE ROOM, FIRST OF ALL, TO THANK THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS FOR ALL THE LEARNING COMMUNITIES.

YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING.

YOU'RE FANTASTIC.

YOU DO JUST OUTSTANDING WORK.

AND LET'S SEE LESLIE SLOVAK, YOU'RE THE BEST.

SHE ALWAYS TAKES MY CALL NO MATTER WHAT SHE'S DOING.

NOT THAT I CALL HER ALL THE TIME, BUT WHEN I DO CALL OR TEXT, SHE SHE RETURNS THE CALL.

SO I APPRECIATE THAT.

I CAN'T SAY THE SAME FOR JEFF BRADFORD, BUT HE'S JUST EQUALLY AS AMAZING.

BUT NO, HONESTLY, HE'S THE BEST.

AND, YOU KNOW, HE REALLY DOES A PHENOMENAL JOB WITH FINE ARTS.

AND I JUST AM SO HONORED THAT I GOT TO TALK TO HIM WHEN HE WAS TAKING NOTES ON DURING MARCHING BAND.

AND, YOU KNOW, HE'S GOT SOME GREAT PEOPLE WHO WORK FOR HIM.

AND OUR BAND PROGRAMS HAVE COME SO FAR IN THE LAST FEW YEARS.

AND I'M JUST SO THANKFUL FOR YOUR DEDICATION AND YOUR SERVICE.

WHO ELSE IS BACK THERE? LIZ, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE WORK THAT YOU DO ON OUR BEHALF.

IT IS. I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IT'S LIKE.

AND, YOU KNOW, IT'S HARD WORK.

AND YOU PUT A LOT OF HOURS THAT THESE FOLKS DON'T SEE INTO WHAT YOU DO AND BUILDING THOSE RELATIONSHIPS AND MAINTAINING

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THOSE RELATIONSHIPS THAT WITH PEOPLE WHO CAN MAKE AN IMPACT ON OUR ON WHAT WE DO EVERY DAY ON BEHALF OF KIDS.

SO THANK YOU FOR THE WORK THAT YOU DO.

WITH THAT SAID, TERRI MCCOY, YOU JUST HAVE TAKEN THAT PROGRAM AND JUST ACCELERATED IT AND WE HAVE WATCHED IT FLY.

AND YOU'RE JUST DOING FANTASTIC WORK AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO.

WITH THAT SAID, SO THIS IS MY LAST MEETING AND THERE'S FOLKS AROUND HERE IN THE HORSESHOE THAT HAVE MADE ME LOOK SMART FOR A LONG TIME.

AND I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY HERE.

YOU GUYS HAVE JUST BEEN OUTSTANDING.

SANDRA HAYES, WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME TOGETHER AND YOU'RE JUST PHENOMENAL AND THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO.

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, THERE'S THE PRESENTATION OF THE TIE.

THIS WAS A TIE.

THIS TIE WAS GIVEN TO ME BY FORMER TRUSTEE CHRIS OLIVER ON HIS LAST MEETING.

AND I WANTED TO IT REPRESENTS ALL FOUR COLORS OF THE LEARNING COMMUNITIES AND IT IS AS A TIE.

IT I DON'T WEAR VERY OFTEN, BUT IT'S A TIE I WEAR ON AUSPICIOUS OCCASIONS.

GRADUATIONS. YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

WE'RE WE'RE CELEBRATING ALL OF OUR ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS.

SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, I'M GOING TO PASS THIS ON TO MY GOOD FRIEND AND COLLEAGUE, ERIC EAGER.

THANK YOU. I THINK MISS TIMME'S JEALOUS OVER THERE, MR. LINN. DID YOU WANT TO SAY SOMETHING MR. EAGER? SAY I WILL TAKE GOOD CARE OF THE TIE.

AND DO YOU PROUD.

ALL RIGHT, I'LL MAKE THE CORRECTION.

WE JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU'RE GOING TO BE JOINING US NEXT WEEK, RIGHT? YEAH, BUT I WON'T BE WEARING A TIE.

OKAY. I JUST WANT TO BE CLEAR.

YEAH. NO, NO, I WON'T BE WEARING A TIE.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE THAT CLEAR RIGHT NOW.

JUST WANTED TO BE CLEAR. I JUST WANTED TO BE CLEAR.

BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

YES, WE WILL.

ABSOLUTELY. ANY OTHER COMMENTS? QUESTIONS? GREAT.

ON OUR AGENDA, WE ACTUALLY DO HAVE A CLOSED SESSION ON THERE, BUT WE DO NOT HAVE ANY ITEMS FOR A CLOSED SESSION.

SO WE WILL BE ENDING THIS MEETING A BIT EARLY TONIGHT.

DON'T PARTY TOO HARD BOARD.

YOU GUYS LOOK A LITTLE TOO EXCITED.

IT'S BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE WE'VE GOTTEN OUT OF HERE AT 8:30.

OH, MY GOSH.

YES. SO THIS MEETING IS ADJOURNED AT 8:28 P.M..

THANK YOU. ON JUNE SIX, 2022.

THANK YOU. COMMUNITY MEMBERS, STAFF, TEACHERS, EVERYONE FOR STAYING WITH US THROUGHOUT THIS TODAY.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOU.

WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT WEEK.

IT WAS A GOOD MEETING.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.