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[Oath of Office Meeting on June 30, 2022. ]

[00:00:05]

WELCOME TO THE RICHARDSON ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES CALLED MEETING TONIGHT.

SO BEFORE WE GET STARTED WITH OUR ACTUAL MEETING, WE'VE GOT SOME EXCITING THINGS TO DO BEFOREHAND.

I SEE A LOT OF VERY FAMILIAR FACES OUT IN THE AUDIENCE.

I'M SUPER EXCITED.

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR COMING OUT.

WE REALLY, REALLY APPRECIATE IT FOR THIS VERY EXCITING, EXCITING TIME THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TODAY.

SO WE HAVE THE PLEASURE TONIGHT OF SWEARING IN OUR DISTRICT TWO TRUSTEE, VANESSA PACHECO, WHO WILL BE SWORN IN BY THE HONORABLE JUDGE CLINTON.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING OUT TODAY.

SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, WE WILL GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED WITH THOSE PROCEDURES SO THAT WE'LL HAVE SOME TIME IF PEOPLE WANT TO SAY A FEW WORDS.

ALSO, WE'LL HAVE SOME TIME AFTERWARDS TO TAKE A FEW PHOTOS.

SO LET'S GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

OKAY. LET'S CHECK.

MS. PACHECO. I WANT TO START BY SAYING WHAT AN HONOR IT IS TODAY FOR ME TO SWEAR YOU IN AS A PARENT OF AN RISD STUDENT, AS A MEMBER OF THIS COMMUNITY, AS A WOMAN WHO IS THRILLED WITH THE SIGNIFICANCE OF TODAY BEING A PART OF IT.

BY SWEARING YOU IN, IT'S TRULY AN HONOR.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

IF YOU WILL RAISE YOUR RIGHT HAND AND FOLLOW THE WORDS THAT I SPEAK.

I VANESSA PACHECO.

I. VANESSA PACHECO.

DO YOU SOLEMNLY SWEAR OR AFFIRM.

DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR OR AFFIRM.

THAT I WILL FAITHFULLY EXECUTE.

THAT I WILL FAITHFULLY EXECUTE.

THE DUTIES.

THE DUTIES. OF THE OFFICE OF.

OF THE OFFICE OF.

SINGLE MEMBER DISTRICT TWO TRUSTEE.

SINGLE MEMBER DISTRICT TWO TRUSTEE.

RICHARDSON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT.

RICHARDSON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

OF THE STATE OF TEXAS.

OF THE STATE OF TEXAS AND WILL DO THE BEST OF MY PRESENT.

WILL DO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY.

AND WILL DO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY.

TO PRESERVE, PROTECT AND DEFEND.

TO PRESERVE, PROTECT AND DEFEND.

THE CONSTITUTION.

THE CONSTITUTION.

AND LAWS. AND LAWS.

OF THE UNITED STATES.

OF THE UNITED STATES.

AND OF THIS STATE.

AND OF THIS STATE. SO HELP ME GOD.

SO HELP ME GOD. THANK YOU.

CONGRATULATIONS. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] PLEASE FEEL FREE TO COME UP AND TAKE AS MANY PHOTOS AS YOU LIKE.

IF WE HAVE ANYONE WHO'D LIKE TO COME UP AND SAY A FEW WORDS, PLEASE TAKE THIS TIME TO DO THAT AS WELL.

AS A [INAUDIBLE] PERSON, AN AMERICAN, I HONOR MY ANCESTORS TODAY WHOSE ROOTS DEEP, WHOSE ROOTS RUN DEEP AND WIDE ACROSS THESE LANDS, WHO PERSEVERED THROUGH A LOT OF TRANSGRESSIONS AND LOVED WITH PURPOSE SO THAT I COULD BE HERE TODAY.

I THANK MY FAMILY FOR THEIR UNFETTERED SUPPORT TO GET ME HERE TO THIS DAY.

I THANK MY EXCELLENT TEAM, MY SUPPORTERS, THE VOLUNTEERS, AND ALL VOTERS.

AND IN THE WORDS OF ROSARIO CASTELLANOS, IT'S NOT GOOD ENOUGH TO IMITATE THE MODELS PROPOSED FOR US THAT ARE ANSWERS TO CIRCUMSTANCES OTHER THAN OUR OWN.

IT ISN'T EVEN ENOUGH TO DISCOVER WHO WE ARE.

WE MUST INVENT OURSELVES.

THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME YOUR TRUST TO REPRESENT RICHARDSON ISD AS YOUR DISTRICT TWO SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE.

THANK YOU.

[APPLAUSE]

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THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU. YEAH.

SO WE WILL BE CALLING OUR MEETING TO ORDER AT FOUR SO YOU ALL ARE MORE THAN WELCOME TO COME DOWN AND TALK WITH OUR NEW TRUSTEE.

WE'RE GOING TO PUT HER TO WORK. YOU GOT A 15 MINUTE BREAK THEN BAM!

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.