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GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE, AND WELCOME TO THE RICHARDSON ISD AUGUST MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

[I. CALL TO ORDER]

I AM REGINA HARRIS, THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD.

WE DO HAVE A QUORUM AND THIS MEETING WILL BE CALLED TO ORDER AT 6:06 P.M..

MS. PACHECO IS JOINING VIA VIDEO CONFERENCE TONIGHT.

DR. HILLER, WOULD YOU PLEASE INTRODUCE OUR GUESTS TO LEAD US IN THE PLEDGES OF ALLEGIANCE THIS EVENING? YES. THANK YOU, PRESIDENT HARRIS, SUPERINTENDENT BRANUM, BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

THIS EVENING WE HAVE TWO RISING SENIORS WHO RECENTLY COMPLETED THE RICHARDSON MAYOR'S SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM, AND WE CELEBRATED THEM RECENTLY AT A LUNCHEON. I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE MINA [INAUDIBLE] CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME? [INAUDIBLE] WHO INTERNED FOR OUR ISD GENERAL COUNSEL'S OFFICE, AS WELL AS STEPHEN [INAUDIBLE], WHO'S GOING TO BE A SENIOR AT RICHARDSON HIGH SCHOOL, WHO INTERNED AT THE LAW OFFICES OF PURDUE, BRANDON, FIELDER, COLLINS AND MOAT.

IF YOU COULD PLEASE COME FORWARD.

YOU'RE GOING TO, THEY'RE GOING TO LEAD US IN OUR PLEDGES THIS EVENING.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, AND CONGRATULATIONS FOR COMPLETING THE RICHARDSON MAYOR'S SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM.

CONGRATULATIONS. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

[APPLAUSE] PLEASE JOIN US IN A MOMENT OF SILENCE.

THANK YOU.

COLLEAGUES, IT IS NOW TIME FOR OUR RECOGNITIONS.

[B. Announcements / Communications]

MISS HILLER. YES PRESIDENT HARRIS, BOARD OF TRUSTEES, SUPERINTENDENT BRANUM, IF YOU COULD PLEASE JOIN ME IN FRONT OF THE HORSESHOE.

WE HAVE A FEW CELEBRATIONS THIS EVENING TO HELP US KICK OFF THE START OF THE 2223 SCHOOL YEAR.

THIS EVENING, WE ARE GOING TO BEGIN WITH A CELEBRATION FOR OUR SPONSORS THAT HELPED US LIFT UP RECENTLY FOR THE PAST TWO SATURDAYS, OUR BACK TO SCHOOL ANNUAL BACKPACK BASH.

THIS IS THE THIRD YEAR THAT WE HAVE HOSTED OUR BACKPACK BASH.

OVER THE PAST TWO WEEKENDS, THE DISTRICT HOSTED TWO DIFFERENT BACKPACK BASH EVENTS TO SUPPORT STUDENTS AND FAMILIES.

OVER 6000 BACKPACKS AND SCHOOL SUPPLY KITS WERE DISTRIBUTED TO RICHARDSON ISD FAMILIES AT THIS YEAR'S BASHES.

A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR PARTNERS, SOME THAT WE'RE GOING TO RECOGNIZE THIS EVENING, ALL OF THE VOLUNTEERS AND OUR VERY OWN RISD STAFF WHO HAD A HAND IN MAKING THIS YEAR'S EVENTS A SUCCESS AND HELPING TO ENSURE THAT OUR STUDENTS ARE PREPARED AND HAVE THE SCHOOL SUPPLIES THAT THEY NEED FOR THE FIRST DAYS OF SCHOOL.

IN ADDITION TO SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND BACKPACKS, THERE WERE HAIRCUTS AND OTHER GIVEAWAYS FROM VARIOUS SPONSORS AND DIFFERENT COMMUNITY PARTNERS.

AND IT WAS JUST A GREAT OPPORTUNITY AS WE HOSTED THESE EVENTS IN OUR MAX, FOR OUR FAMILIES TO CONNECT WITH DIFFERENT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES IN A FESTIVE.

BACK TO SCHOOL FAIR ATMOSPHERE.

AT THIS TIME I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THIS YEAR'S SPONSORS.

FOR THE FIRST TIME WE HAD OVER 20 SPONSORS FOR THIS YEAR'S EVENT THAT RAISED OVER $150,000.

SO THAT YES. [APPLAUSE] WE COULD NOT DO IT WITH THAT WITHOUT THE GENEROSITY OF OUR GRADUATE SENIOR AND JUNIOR LEVEL LEVEL SPONSORS.

AND WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR THEM TO BE HERE THIS EVENING.

SO AS I CALL YOUR NAME AND YOUR ORGANIZATION, WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO COME FORWARD, RECEIVE YOUR CERTIFICATE, AND THEN GREET THE BOARD, AND THEN WE WILL GET A GROUP PICTURE AT THE END. OUR FIRST GRADUATE LEVEL SPONSOR MS. KAMIKA CRAWFORD WITH THE RICHARDSON ISD FOUNDATION.

[APPLAUSE] AND I KNOW WE HAVE A COUPLE OF BOARD MEMBERS HERE THIS EVENING AS WELL.

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ANOTHER ONE OF OUR GRADUATE LEVEL SPONSORS WAS WE'RE CELEBRATING THE START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR WITH OUR SPONSORS WHO REALLY MAKE A LOT OF THE MAGIC HAPPEN FOR A LOT OF THESE EXTRA OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES.

SO IN ADDITION TO OUR VERY OWN RISD FOUNDATION, WE HAD CREATE CHURCH, ONE OF OUR FAITH BASED PARTNERS.

THEY ARE NOT HERE THIS EVENING, BUT WE CERTAINLY WANT TO RECOGNIZE THEM AS A GRADUATE SPONSOR.

WE HAVE DEBBIE RICHARDS, WHO IS HERE FROM DALLAS COLLEGE.

THEY WERE ALSO A GRADUATE LEVEL SPONSOR THIS YEAR.

THANK YOU. AND AGAIN, WE HAD DEBBIE RICHARDS WITH DALLAS COLLEGE.

WE ALSO HAD TWO OTHER OF OUR FAITH BASED PARTNERS, FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, RICHARDSON, WHICH IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW.

THEY WERE ONE OF THE VERY ORIGINAL SPONSORS FOUR YEARS AGO.

AND SO WE'RE SO GRATEFUL FOR THEM TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT OUR BACKPACK BASH EVENT, AS WELL AS FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH.

I KNOW WE HAVE TINA FLOYD, WHO IS HERE WITH NETWORK OF COMMUNITY MINISTRIES.

PLEASE COME FORWARD, TINA.

THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] AT THE SENIOR LEVEL, I WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE HARRY EVERETT, FORMER RISD ADMINISTRATOR, WHO IS NOW WITH CAMP 2020.

AGAIN, WE HAD HARRY EVERETT WITH CAMP 2020.

OUR NEXT SENIOR LEVEL SPONSOR WAS PRINCELLA MCNAIR WITH STATE FARM.

WE WERE SO EXCITED TO HAVE STATE FARM.

THEY HAVE BEEN SUPPORTING OUR EFFORTS EVERY YEAR AND IT'S EXCITING TO HAVE HER DAUGHTER HERE.

SHE VOLUNTEERED AT BOTH EVENTS.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH.

A NEW MEMBER OF OUR RICHARDSON ISD FOUNDATION BOARD, AS WELL AS A SENIOR LEVEL SPONSOR THIS YEAR FROM TACO CASA, MR. JIM RODRIGUEZ. [APPLAUSE] I KNOW THE STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES ENJOY GETTING LOTS OF TACO BUCKS THE LAST COUPLE OF WEEKENDS.

YES, $5,000 WORTH OF TACO BUCKS.

AND WE HAD TWO JUNIOR LEVEL SPONSORS THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE THIS EVENING, ONE LAKE HIGHLANDS PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT.

THEY COULD NOT BE HERE, BUT THEY WERE ALSO A SPONSOR LAST YEAR AND APPRECIATE THEIR SUPPORT.

THEY WERE AT LAKE HIGHLANDS HIGH SCHOOL LAST WEEKEND, AS WELL AS KATHLEEN SOTOMAYOR FROM THE HEIGHTS CHURCH, ANOTHER ONE OF OUR IMPORTANT FAITH BASED PARTNERS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

[APPLAUSE] APPRECIATE YOUR

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PATIENCE WE'RE GETTING WE'RE GOING TO DO A BETTER JOB OF PROMOTING OUR RECOGNITIONS ON THE WEBSITE.

SO THAT'S WHY WE'RE TRYING TO BE VERY INTENTIONAL WITH GETTING SOME PICTURES TONIGHT.

IT WOULD BE IMPORTANT TO ALSO RECOGNIZE WE HAD VARIOUS SPONSORS, SEVEN ADDITIONAL SPONSORS AT THE SOPHOMORE LEVEL AS WELL AS AT THE FRESHMAN LEVEL.

AND WANT TO GIVE A BIG SHOUT OUT TO DR.

KERRI SAUNDERS AND LISA ANDREWS, WHO DID A LOT OF THE LOGISTICS TO ENSURE THAT WE COULD PROVIDE THE SERVICE TO OUR STUDENTS AND OUR FAMILIES.

AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO COMING BACK NEXT YEAR.

THANK YOU. SO OUR NEXT RECOGNITION IS GOING TO BE FOR ALTRUSA INTERNATIONAL, AND I WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME UP MS. BRENDA BOSTON, MS..

BRENDA BOSTON, WHO IS ALSO A RETIRED TEACHER HERE IN RISD FROM SPRING RIDGE ELEMENTARY, ALTRUSA INTERNATIONAL RICHARDSON IS A WOMEN'S SERVICE ORGANIZATION AND THEY PROVIDED A DONATION ON BEHALF OF A FORMER MEMBER OF THEIR CLUB THAT PROVIDED TEN $200 GIFTS THAT WERE GIVEN AWAY TO OUR NEW HIRES LAST WEEK. WE CELEBRATED WELCOMING OVER 400 NEW TEACHERS TO RICHARDSON ISD THIS PAST WEEK.

AND ALTRUSA WAS THERE AND WE WERE ABLE TO GIVE AWAY THESE CASH GIFTS THAT THEY COULD USE FOR THEIR CLASSROOM AND FOR HOWEVER THEY NEEDED TO USE THEM.

AND WHAT'S AWESOME IS ALTRUSA IS COMMITTED TO COME BACK AND DO THIS FOR FOUR MORE YEARS.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH. [APPLAUSE] THANK YOU SO MUCH. I WOULD NOW LIKE TO INVITE FORWARD OUR PARTNERS FROM THE YMCA, SUMMER LEARNING ACADEMY AND OUR RISD STAFF THAT HELPS SUPPORT THIS PILOT PROGRAM. AND AS THEY'RE COMING FORWARD, I'M GOING TO SHARE A LITTLE BACKGROUND.

THIS WAS A PILOT PROGRAM THAT WAS IN SUPPORT OF OUR ACCELERATED LEARNING PLAN AND TO HELP WITH COVID RECOVERY.

FOR SOME OF OUR STUDENTS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE YMCA AND SPRING VALLEY ELEMENTARY, WE WERE ABLE TO LIFT UP A VERY ENGAGING SUMMER ENRICHMENT LEARNING OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS.

AND THIS EVENING, WE HAVE JODY NEWMAN, VP OF OPERATIONS OF THE AFTER SCHOOL DAY CAMP SUMMER LEARNING ACADEMIES.

BRIAN HAINES, VP OF OPERATIONS FROM THE LOCAL RICHARDSON YMCA.

BRANDI PERRYMAN, CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND WOULD ALSO LIKE TO RECOGNIZE JENNY FEDERICI, CHIEF MARKETING OFFICER, WHO I DON'T BELIEVE COULD BE HERE THIS EVENING.

BUT WE ARE SO EXCITED BECAUSE OUR PRELIMINARY REPORTS WILL HAVE SOME MORE SOLID DATA AS WE DO SOME OF OUR BEGINNING OF THE YEAR ASSESSMENTS.

BUT THE PRELIMINARY REPORTS ARE INDICATING THAT A LARGE MAJORITY OF THE PARTICIPATING STUDENTS SHOWED LOTS OF GROWTH IN BOTH MATH AND READING OVER THE SUMMER.

SO WE'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THIS PROGRAM AND TO POSSIBLY GROW IT IN FUTURE YEARS AT ADDITIONAL CAMPUSES.

SO CONGRATULATIONS.

[APPLAUSE] AND THOSE ARE RISD STAFF WHO HELPED SHAUNA BALLAST, CHIEF INTERVENTION OFFICER CAROLYN KNIGHT, ACADEMIC FACILITATOR, AND CHRISTINA PINIELLA, LITERACY INTERVENTIONIST.

AND SHE WAS THE YMCA ONSITE LIAISON.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR EFFORTS FOR A SUCCESSFUL SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAM.

NEXT, WE HAVE A FEW TEACHERS HERE THIS EVENING AND WE ARE EXCITED TO RECOGNIZE THEM.

I'M GOING TO ASK THEM TO GO AHEAD AND COME FORWARD.

OUR TEACHER INCENTIVE ALLOTMENT TEACHERS.

WE HAVE SIX TEACHERS WHO WERE RECENTLY RECOGNIZED.

I WOULD ASK YOU TO COME FORWARD AND STAND TO MY LEFT.

AND AS YOU COME FORWARD, I'M GOING TO GIVE A LITTLE BACKGROUND ON WHY WE ARE CELEBRATING YOUR SUCCESS IN THE CLASSROOM THIS PAST YEAR.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE TEACHER INCENTIVE ALLOTMENT.

THIS IS A RECOGNITION FOR TEACHERS WHO RECEIVED A DESIGNATION THROUGH A PROGRAM, THE TEACHER INCENTIVE ALLOTMENT.

THESE CLASSROOM TEACHERS AT FOUR OF OUR CAMPUSES, INCLUDING CAROLYN BUKHAIR, FOREST LANE ACADEMY, RICHARDSON ACADEMY AND THURGOOD MARSHALL, THEY WORKED DILIGENTLY TO BE CONSIDERED FOR A POSSIBLE DESIGNATION UNDER THE TEACHER TEACHER INCENTIVE ALLOTMENT, ALSO KNOWN AS TIA.

AS OUR DISTRICT COMPLETED YEAR TWO UNDER THE TIA PROCESS, STUDENT AND TEACHER PERFORMANCE DATA WAS SUBMITTED AS CONSIDERATION BASED ON CRITERIA DESIGNED BY THE TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY.

TEACHERS WHO HAVE EARNED THIS TIA DESIGNATION ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE FOR A MONETARY ALLOTMENT BASED ON STUDENT GROWTH AND THE PERCENTAGE OF ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED

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STUDENTS AT THEIR SCHOOLS.

THEY CAN RECEIVE ONE OF THREE DESIGNATIONS THAT WILL BE NOTED ON THEIR TEXAS TEACHER CERTIFICATE FOR FIVE YEARS, AND THAT COULD BE RECOGNIZED, EXEMPLARY AND MASTER. THESE SIX TEACHERS EARNED THEIR DESIGNATION THROUGH OUR DISTRICT TIA PROCESS AND WE CELEBRATE THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND HOW THEY ARE IMPACTING STUDENT LEARNING.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING SEVERAL MORE TEACHERS EARN THIS DISTINCTION IN THE FUTURE, SO WE'RE EXCITED.

THEY HAVE BEEN BUSY ON THEIR CAMPUSES GETTING READY FOR STUDENTS AND THE FACT THAT THEY CAME OUT FOR AN EXTRA FEW MINUTES THIS EVENING SO WE COULD RECOGNIZE THEM MEAN SO MUCH.

I WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE AMY DALY FROM CAROLYN BOOKER.

AND AMY, HOW MUCH DID YOU RECEIVE AS PART OF YOUR TEACHER INCENTIVE ALLOTMENT? I RECEIVED 15,337 OVER 15000 HOURS.

CONGRATULATIONS. DENISE ALVARADO, ALSO FROM CAROLYN BUKHAIR.

DENISE, HOW MUCH DID YOU EARN? $15,000. [APPLAUSE] WE HAD BARBARA DAVIS FROM FOREST LANE ACADEMY.

AWESOME. BARBARA, HOW MUCH DID YOU EARN? CONGRATULATIONS, BARBARA.

AND WE HAD YOLANDA FROM RA ACD.

I DON'T BELIEVE SHE COULD BE HERE THIS EVENING FROM THE ACADEMY.

BUT THEN WE ALSO HAVE TIFFANY KENNEDY FROM THURGOOD MARSHALL.

TIFFANY, HOW MUCH DID YOU EARN AS PART OF YOUR TIA ALLOTMENT? OH, MY GOODNESS.

ANOTHER 15,000.

CONGRATULATIONS. WE ARE SO PROUD OF THESE TEACHERS.

AND THEY ALL SAID YES AND CAME BACK AGAIN TO DO IT AGAIN THIS YEAR.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH.

CONGRATULATIONS. AND ALTHOUGH THESE TEACHERS HAVE EARNED THIS MONETARY RECOGNITION, IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THE STUDENTS ARE ALSO THE REAL WINNERS BECAUSE THEY BENEFITED FROM THEIR AWESOME TEACHING AND SHOWED GROWTH AS WELL IN THE CLASSROOM.

ALL RIGHT, WE HAVE TWO MORE I HAVE ONE MORE STAFF.

I WOULD LIKE TO ASK MR. FRANK GOMEZ, WHO IS ONE OF OUR AWESOME TEACHER'S AIDES AND WORKS WITH EXPLORE AT WALLACE ELEMENTARY.

I THINK WE'VE RECOGNIZED HIM PREVIOUSLY THAT HE DID SOME REALLY INCREDIBLE WORK THIS PAST SUMMER, AND I'D LIKE TO SHARE WHAT THAT WAS AS A TEACHING ASSISTANT AT OUR DISTRICTS, WALLACE ELEMENTARY FOR 26 YEARS, HE REMINDED ME HE'S STARTING HIS 27TH YEAR IN THE DISTRICT.

THE NEWS OF THE MASS SHOOTINGS, THE DAYS BEFORE SUMMER HIT.

MR. GOMEZ PARTICULARLY HARD BECAUSE HE IS FROM UVALDE AND HE ACTUALLY ATTENDED ROBB ELEMENTARY AS A CHILD FROM FIRST THROUGH FIFTH GRADE AND STILL HAS MANY FAMILY AND FRIENDS WHO ARE CONNECTED TO THE CITY AND MANY OF THE VICTIMS AND FAMILIES.

AS THE WALLACE ELEMENTARY MARQUIS SHOWS UP ON OUR SLIDE DECK, HE, AS ALWAYS, SPRUNG INTO ACTION AND WANTED TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO GIVE BACK AND WORKED ALONG WITH THE PTA AND RAISED OVER $6100 FOR THE FAMILIES OF THOSE VICTIMS THAT THEY WERE ABLE TO SEND TO THOSE FAMILIES.

IN ADDITION, HE WANTED TO DO SOMETHING FOR THE TEACHERS TO ENSURE THAT THEY WERE ABLE TO RECOVER AND GET NEW SUPPLIES AND BE ABLE TO STOCK THEIR CLASSROOMS THROUGH THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR. SO HE ON HIS OWN STARTED A GO FUND ME BECAUSE THAT IS HIS HEART AND HE TOOK THOSE DONATE CLASSROOM DONATIONS AND OTHER ITEMS ON TEACHERS AMAZON WISH LISTS TO ENSURE THAT THOSE TEACHERS AND YOU ALL, THEY HAVE WHAT THEY NEED.

SO, MR. GOMEZ, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WE ARE SO BLESSED TO HAVE YOU HERE IN RICHARDSON.

AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE TO HELP YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN UVALDE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. THAT'S WHY WE WANTED TO RECOGNIZE YOU.

[APPLAUSE]

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THANK YOU AGAIN, MR. GOMEZ.

AND FINALLY, WE HAVE A STUDENT RECOGNITION THIS EVENING.

THIS IS A CARRYOVER FROM OUR JUNE MEETING.

I'D LIKE TO WELCOME UP MR. PRESTON STOUT, WHO IS GOING TO BE A SENIOR AT PIERCE HIGH SCHOOL THIS YEAR.

HE WASN'T ABLE TO BE HERE AT OUR JUNE MEETING BECAUSE HE WAS OUT ON THE GOLF COURSE COMPETING.

AND LET ME TELL YOU, THIS GENTLEMAN HAS HAD AN INCREDIBLE SUMMER.

LET ME SHARE WITH YOU SOME OF HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS ON THE GOLF COURSE AND HOW THIS IS TRANSLATING INTO SUCCESS FOR HIM WHEN HE GETS READY TO COMPLETE HIS EDUCATIONAL CAREER HERE IN RICHARDSON ISD.

SO HE WAS SECOND PLACE AT THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP FOR THE SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR.

HE WAS FIRST PLACED THIS LAST SUMMER.

I REMEMBER SEEING THIS ON TWITTER FOR THE JUNIOR BYRON NELSON INVITATIONAL.

THAT WAS HIS SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR FOR THAT AWARD.

HE WAS FIRST PLACE AT THE PAN CHAMPIONSHIP COMPETITION.

HE WON THAT ONE BY 13 SHOTS, BY THE WAY.

HE WAS 15TH AT THE WESTERN JUNIOR OPEN IN CHICAGO, QUARTERFINALISTS AT THE US JUNIOR AMATEUR ABANDONED DUNES IN OREGON, FOURTH PLACE PGA JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIP AT COG HILL IN CHICAGO.

ONLY ONE FINISH OUTSIDE OF THE TOP TEN ALL YEAR.

AND WHEN THE 2022 GRADS ARE REMOVED FROM THE RANKINGS, PRESTON WILL BE NUMBER TEN IN THE COUNTRY AND NUMBER THREE IN THE STATE OF TEXAS FOR GOLF. [APPLAUSE] BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE.

AND HE TOLD ME I HAD PERMISSION TO SHARE THIS.

BUT HE HAS COMMITTED, VERBALLY COMMITTED, AFTER OKLAHOMA STATE RAISED THEIR SCHOLARSHIP OFFER TO 100% TO GET TO GO AND PLAY GOLF AS PART OF HIS POST-SECONDARY CAREER.

CONGRATULATIONS.

WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU.

[APPLAUSE] I DON'T KNOW IF HE GIVES LESSONS, BUT HE MAY BE SOMEBODY SOME OF US MAY WANT TO TAP INTO.

PRESTON, WE ARE PROUD OF YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS ON AND OFF THE GOLF COURSE.

CONGRATULATIONS. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SUPERINTENDENT BRANDON FOR LETTING ALLOWING US TO TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO KICK OFF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR WITH SOME CELEBRATIONS.

AWESOME.

THANK YOU, DR. HILLER.

CONGRATULATIONS, EVERYONE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WE'LL GIVE EVERYONE JUST A FEW SECONDS TO EXIT THE AUDITORIUM.

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

[II. PUBLIC COMMENT SECTION]

MS. RENTERÍA, DO WE HAVE ANY CARDS FOR PERSONS WISHING TO ADDRESS THE BOARD THIS AFTERNOON OR EVENING? THANK YOU MS. HARRIS, WE DO.

ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD, I WELCOME ALL OF OUR VISITORS TONIGHT.

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

PUBLIC COMMENTS 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 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 WE'LL COUNT DOWN AS SPEAKERS FROM 3 MINUTES TO ZERO.

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SPEAKERS MAY REFER TO THE SCREEN FOR THEIR REMAINING TIME.

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

PLEASE JOIN ME IN WATCHING THE 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.

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

OUR FIRST SPEAKER THIS EVENING IS MR. RANDY BLANKENSHIP, WHO WILL BE SPEAKING ON THE QUALITY OF EDUCATORS AND ADMINISTRATORS.

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

THE TOPIC IS QUALITY OF EDUCATORS AND ADMINISTRATORS.

SEVERAL TRUSTEES ON OUR OWN RECORD STATING THAT THEY ARE CONSIDERING THEY CONSIDER THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS, TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS AS EXPERTS.

AND WHATEVER THE SCHOOL DISTRICT WANTS OR CONSIDERS TRUE, THEY WILL VOTE FOR AND SUPPORT.

THIS IS INTENTIONAL LAZINESS ON DISPLAY AS A DOORMAT AND A RUBBER STAMP.

SO LET'S LOOK AT THE HANDOUT AND YOU'LL NOTICE THAT WHO SUBMITTED THEM AND WHO APPROVED AND VOTED FOR THEM? I'VE HIGHLIGHTED SEVERAL PARTS, BUT THE MAIN SUBJECT ARE CLAIMS OF THE EXISTENCE OF INSTITUTIONALIZED RACISM AND THE PRACTICE OF SYSTEMIC RACISM.

ALTHOUGH THE RISD HAS NEITHER, THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPROVED THE INTRODUCTION OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EQUITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION.

THE BOARD HAS CREATED A PROBLEM THAT WERE NOT PRESENT ON THE RISD CAMPUSES.

IT'S GOTTEN WORSE.

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NOW I HAVE DISCOVERED THAT WE HAVE TEACHERS WHO LACK AN ETHICAL AND MORAL COMPASS AND ADMINISTRATORS WHO CANNOT COMPREHEND CONFLICT OF INTEREST DO NOT UNDERSTAND AND FAIL TO COMPLY WITH BOARD MANUALS AND POLICIES.

MAKE ACCUSATIONS THAT PARENTS ARE USING IMPROPER CONTRACTS NOT DERIVED FROM CODIFIED LAW, WHILE CONTINUING TO DISCREDIT PARENTS CLAIMS AND GRIEVANCES.

I AM A BIT SURPRISED WITH THEIR OUTRAGEOUS RESPONSES FOR THEY DISCREDIT THE EDUCATIONAL PROFESSION.

YOUR PAST RESPONSES, THE BOARD HAS DEFENDED FALSE AND ERRONEOUS CLAIMS MADE BY TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS AND DISMISSED PARENTS AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY. I SUGGEST YOU START QUESTIONING WHAT YOU ARE TOLD AND SHOWN AND CONDUCT THOROUGH INVESTIGATIONS.

THE COMMUNITY EXPECTS THE BOARD TO ACT AND RESPOND JUDICIOUSLY.

AND COMPETENTLY.

THIS IS A NEW YEAR.

A TIME TO IMPROVE.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MR. BLANKENSHIP. OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS MR. EWEN BLACKMAN, WHO WILL BE SPEAKING ON CELL PHONES AND DAY CARE.

LEARNED MY LESSON LAST TIME.

GREETING BOARD PRESIDENT, SUPERINTENDENT, ESTEEMED RISD EMPLOYEES.

CELL PHONES HAVE COME A LONG WAY.

HUMAN LANGUAGE, NOT SO MUCH.

WE HAVE REGRESSED BACK TO A TIME WHEN OUR EMOJIS WOULD RIVAL THE EGYPTIAN HIEROGLYPHICS.

THE UBIQUITY OF CELL PHONES HAS NOT BROUGHT ABOUT THE RESPONSIBLE USE OR THE COMMON SENSE THAT ONE WOULD HAVE HOPED WOULD HAVE CO-EVOLVED WITH SUCH AMAZING TECHNOLOGIES.

TONIGHT, YOU'LL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO VOTE ON ONE POSSIBLE SOLUTION TO CURTAIL THE USE OF THESE PHONES IN THE SCHOOL DAY.

JUST A COUPLE OF POINTS I WISH TO MAKE IN THAT REGARD.

[INAUDIBLE] COST IS REASONABLE, IN MY OPINION, AT AROUND $15 PER STUDENT.

WE COULD MODIFY THE POLICY FOR A FINE, PERHAPS AFTER THE THIRD OR SECOND VIOLATION, WHICH WOULD GO A LITTLE WAY TOWARDS FUNDING THIS.

PART OF OUR BOARD VALUES IS TO FIND INNOVATIVE WAYS TO SECURE FINANCING FOR DISTRICT PROGRAMS. I THINK THAT WOULD ACCOMPLISH THIS.

I DON'T BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD WAIT UNTIL THE THIRD VIOLATION OF THE CELL PHONE POLICY WE HAVE CURRENTLY IN PLACE IN ORDER TO BEGIN WITH THE CONSEQUENCES OF CONSEQUENCE.

SO PERHAPS MODIFY THAT THAT ON THE SECOND VIOLATION YOU CAN IMPOSE A FINE AND UPON THE THIRD, A DETENTION.

JUST A THOUGHT. ON A PERSONAL NOTE, I HAVE BEEN WELL IMPRESSED WITH OUR NEW SUPERINTENDENT, LISTENING TO THE COMMUNITY, TO THE RISD EMPLOYEES, STAKEHOLDERS IN OUR COMMUNITY, RESPONDING WITH CHANGE AND COMPROMISE WITH REGARD TO THE SCOPE AND THE ROLLOUT.

WELL DONE ON THAT.

IT IS REFRESHING TO SEE LEADERSHIP RETURNED TO OUR DISTRICT IN SUCH A WAY, PERHAPS A HARBINGER OF GREAT THINGS TO COME, I HOPE.

ON A SECOND NOTE, THE DAYCARE CENTER CONSTRUCTION PROPOSAL.

I BELIEVE IT'S A MISTAKE TO CLOSE THE ENTERPRISE CITY, JUST AS WE WERE AFFIRMING IN THE PROFILE OF A GRADUATE THAT FINANCIAL LITERACY IS A GOAL.

I KNOW THAT WE HAVE A MOBILE ENTERPRISE CITY PROPOSAL TO CONSIDER AT SOME POINT, BUT CONSIDER THAT WE HAVE CLOSED THE PLANETARIUM AROUND A DECADE AGO AND NOTHING REPLACED THAT ACADEMIC INFRASTRUCTURE.

PLEASE CONSIDER THAT THE ALTERNATIVE TO CLOSING THIS LOCATION PERMANENTLY, MAYBE AS THE YET UNASSIGNED SHERMAN STREET LOCATION.

TO BE CLEAR, PROVIDING A REDUCED COST DAYCARE FOR OUR STAFF WILL BE A BIG DRAW IN ATTRACTING TEACHERS TO RISD.

I SUPPORT THAT.

I'VE HEARD FROM FRIENDS WHO PERSONALLY ARE CONSIDERING COMING TO THIS DISTRICT FOR THAT VERY REASON BECAUSE IT COST AROUND $11,000 IN A YEAR TO SEND YOUR KID TO DAYCARE.

ON THAT, I THANK YOU AND GOOD NIGHT.

THANK YOU, MR. BLACKMAN.

MS. HARRIS, THIS CONCLUDES THE PUBLIC COMMENTS FOR THIS EVENING.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS.

WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT. THANK YOU.

MS. RENTERÍA. AT THE MAY ELECTION, THREE TRUSTEE SEATS WERE ON THE

[III. SPECIAL ACTION ITEMS]

BALLOT. THOSE SEATS WERE SINGLE MEMBER DISTRICT TWO, SINGLE MEMBER DISTRICT FOUR AND SINGLE MEMBER DISTRICT FIVE.

REGINA HARRIS WAS REELECTED TO SINGLE MEMBER DISTRICT FOUR.

RACHEL MCGOWAN WAS ELECTED TO SINGLE MEMBER DISTRICT FIVE.

WE HAD A RUNOFF ELECTION IN JUNE FOR SINGLE MEMBER DISTRICT TWO.

VANESSA PACHECO WAS ELECTED TO THAT PLACE AND SHE WAS SEATED WHILE THE DISTRICT WAS CLOSED FOR A SUMMER MASS BREAK.

TONIGHT, WE ARE ABLE TO REORGANIZE THE BOARD WITH A FULL SLATE OF TRUSTEES.

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BOARD MEMBERS, WE WILL ORGANIZE OUR BOARD BY ELECTING THE POSITIONS OF BOARD PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT AND SECRETARY.

THE FIRST NOMINATION WILL BE FOR BOARD PRESIDENT.

I WILL HAVE OUR SUPERINTENDENT, OUR SUPERINTENDENT, TABITHA BRANUM OVERSEE THE NOMINATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF BOARD PRESIDENT. THANK YOU, MS. HARRIS. AT THIS TIME I WILL ENTERTAIN NOMINATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF BOARD PRESIDENT.

DO WE HAVE ANY NOMINATIONS? I WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE REGINA HARRIS FOR BOARD PRESIDENT.

HAPPILY, THANKFULLY.

DO WE HAVE A SECOND? SECOND, SECOND, SECOND.

PICK YOUR SECOND. THANK YOU.

WITH THAT. ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS OR ALL RIGHT WITH THAT AT THIS TIME.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF MS. HARRIS SERVING AS THE RICHARDSON ISD BOARD PRESIDENT, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HANDS AND THAT PASSES SIX ZERO.

MS. HARRIS IS ELECTED AS OUR BOARD PRESIDENT.

I WILL NOW THANKFULLY TURN THE MEETING OVERSIGHT TO THE BOARD PRESIDENT FOR THE REMAINING NOMINATIONS.

THANK YOU, MR. BRANUM.

YOU DID AN AWESOME JOB.

I APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU, COLLEAGUES.

NEXT, WE WILL ELECT A VICE PRESIDENT.

DOES ANYONE WISH TO MAKE A NOMINATION? WITH GREAT HONOR, I'D LIKE TO NOMINATE TRUSTEE DEBBIE RENTERIA FOR THE OFFICE OF VICE PRESIDENT.

THANK YOU. IS THERE A SECOND? I'LL SECOND. THANK YOU, MR. POTEET. THERE IS A NOMINATION ON THE FLOOR FOR DEBBIE RENTERIA AS VICE PRESIDENT BY MR. EAGER. THERE IS A SECOND BY MR. POTEET. IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? FANTASTIC. ALL RIGHT, SO WITH NO DISCUSSION, ALL IN FAVOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HANDS.

ALL RIGHT. MOTION PASSES SIX ZERO.

THANK YOU. AND FINALLY, WE WILL ELECT A SECRETARY.

DOES ANYONE WISH TO MAKE A NOMINATION? YES, I WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE MR. CHRIS POTEET.

THANK YOU, MS. RENTERÍA.

IS THERE SECOND? SECOND.

AND THANK YOU, MISS TIMME.

THERE IS A NOMINATION FOR SECRETARY OF MR. CHRISTOPHER POTEET.

THERE IS BY MS. DEBBIE RENTERIA. THERE IS A SECOND BY MS. TIMME. ANY DISCUSSION? ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. AND NO DISCUSSION.

ALL IN FAVOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HANDS.

ALL RIGHT. MOTION PASSES SIX ZERO.

THANK YOU, MR. POTEET. YOU ARE A SECRETARY.

WE NEXT MUST CONSIDER SELECTION OF A TASB DELEGATE AND AN ALTERNATE.

DOES ANYONE WISH TO MAKE A NOMINATION FOR TASB DELEGATE? I WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE MR. ERIC EAGER, WHO HAS DONE A FABULOUS JOB ALSO JUST SERVING.

HE HAS DONE A FABULOUS JOB.

IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND. THANK YOU, MISS TIMME.

THERE IS A MOTION TO ELECT MR. ERIC EAGAR AS OUR TASB DELEGATE BY MRS. RENTERIA. THERE IS A SECOND BY MS. TIMME. IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? ALL RIGHT. ALL RIGHT.

NO DISCUSSION.

ALL IN FAVOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HANDS.

ALL RIGHT, MOTION PASSES SIX ZERO.

WE ALSO ELECT AN ALTERNATE TO BE AVAILABLE IF OUR DELEGATE CANNOT ATTEND A MEETING OR PERFORM OTHER DELEGATE RESPONSIBILITIES.

DOES ANYONE WISH TO MAKE A NOMINATION FOR TASB DELEGATE? ALTERNATE. I'D LIKE TO NOMINATE RACHEL MCGOWAN.

ALL RIGHT. AND MS. MCGOWAN IS NOT HERE TONIGHT, BUT THAT IS TOTALLY OKAY.

THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU'RE NOT HERE AND YOU KIND OF VOLUNTEER.

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IS THERE A SECOND? OH, I'LL SECOND THAT.

ALL RIGHT. ALL RIGHT.

THERE IS A MOTION TO ELECT MS..

RACHEL MCGOWAN AS OUR TASB DELEGATE ALTERNATE BY MR. ERIC EAGER, A SECOND BY MS. TIMME. ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS OR DISCUSSIONS? FANTASTIC. ALL IN FAVOR.

PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

ALL RIGHT. MOTION PASSES SIX ZERO.

ALL RIGHT. OUR BOARD IS NOW NOT ONLY A FULL BOARD, BUT IT IS NOW REORGANIZED FOR THIS COMING YEAR.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT ACTION ITEM IS THE CONSENT AGENDA.

[IV. CONSENT / CONFIRMATION AGENDA ITEMS]

DOES ANYONE WISH TO PULL ANY CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS FOR SEPARATE CONSIDERATION? COLLEAGUES. RIGHT.

SO IS THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA? SO MOVE. THANK YOU, MR. POTEET. IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND. THANK YOU, MR. EAGER. THERE IS A MOTION BY MR. POTEET, A SECOND BY MR. EAGER. ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS OR DISCUSSION? HEARING NONE, ALL IN FAVOR PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

OKAY. MOTION PASSES SIX ZERO.

OUR NEXT ACTION ITEM IS TO CONSIDER GIFTS.

[V.A. Consider Gifts]

MRS. BRANUM. THANK YOU, MS. HARRIS. AND FIRST OF ALL, WELCOME BACK TO THE 22-23 SCHOOL YEAR.

IT'S AMAZING TO BE HERE.

AND WE ARE JUST DAYS AWAY FROM WELCOMING STUDENTS NEXT WEEK.

AND ONE OF THE MOST AMAZING WAYS THAT OUR COMMUNITY SUPPORTS OUR SCHOOLS IS BY FINDING OPPORTUNITIES TO KIND OF MAYBE FILL IN THOSE AREAS WHERE THAT CAMPUS WANTS TO DO SOMETHING EXTRA SPECIAL, PROVIDING ENRICHMENT.

AND WHETHER IT'S OUR PTA OR RISD FOUNDATION OR MANY OTHER DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROVIDE THOSE RESOURCES THAT JUST MAKE ALL THE DIFFERENCE.

AND SO WE JUST WANT TO THANK THEM.

MR. PATE, I'M GOING TO ASK YOU TO REVIEW THE SPECIFICS OF THIS MONTH'S GIFTS.

THANK YOU, MRS. BRANUM.

I'M HAPPY TO PRESENT GIFTS RECEIVED THIS MONTH.

WE HAVE ONE GIFT OVER $5,000 SUBMITTED FOR BOARD APPROVAL.

THE MOHAWK PTA DONATED $7,242.22 TO MOHAWK ELEMENTARY.

AND WE HAVE TEN GIFTS, LESS THAN $5,000 FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES TO CAMPUSES ACROSS THE DISTRICT, TOTALING $14,465.81, WHICH ARE SUBMITTED FOR THE BOARD'S INFORMATION.

TOTAL GIFTS THIS MONTH ARE $21,708.03.

AND THAT'S INCREDIBLE BECAUSE KIDS HAVEN'T EVEN SHOWN UP YET AND YET WE HAVE THAT KIND OF SUPPORT.

SO THANK YOU. WITH THAT, I RECOMMEND THAT THE BOARD ACCEPT THE GIFTS OF 5000 OR MORE AS LISTED.

THANK YOU, MISS BRANUM. IS THERE EMOTION? SO MOVED. THANK YOU, MISS TIMMY.

IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND? THANK YOU, MR. ANDREA.

THERE IS A MOTION BY MISS TIMMY.

A SECOND BY MS. RENTERÍA. IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION OR QUESTIONS? RIGHT, HEARING NONE, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

THANK YOU. MOTION PASSES SIX ZERO.

OUR NEXT ACTION ITEM IS TO CONSIDER THE RISD DAYCARE CONSTRUCTION AT THE FORMER NEWCOMER CENTER SITE, MRS.

[V.B. Consider RISD Daycare Construction - Former Newcomer Center Site]

BRANUM. THANK YOU, MS. HARRIS. THANK YOU BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

I'M GOING TO ASK MRS. HAYES TO PROVIDE US AN UPDATE.

AS YOU KNOW, WE EXTENSIVELY HAD THESE CONVERSATIONS THROUGHOUT THE SPRING RELATED TO OUR TOTAL COMPENSATION PACKAGE FOR THE 22-23 SCHOOL YEAR AND MOVING FORWARD. AND ONE OF THE ITEMS THAT I BELIEVE YOU ALL WERE MOST SUPPORTIVE OF AND DEFINITELY STRONG ADVOCATES FOR, AND BY FAR I PROBABLY HEARD FROM MORE TEACHERS EXCITEMENT AROUND THE POTENTIAL OF HAVING TWO DAYCARES.

OUR DREAM IS AT SOME POINT TO HAVE FOR DAYCARE EMPLOYEE DAYCARES ACROSS THE DISTRICT, ONE IN EACH LEARNING COMMUNITY.

BUT WE SHARED WITH YOU IN THE SPRING A PROPOSAL.

WE PROMISE THAT WE WOULD BRING THIS BACK TO YOU TO PROVIDE YOU ONCE WE KNEW MORE AROUND THE COSTS, THE SCOPE OF THE PROJECT, WHAT THAT WOULD LOOK LIKE, WE WOULD BRING THAT INFORMATION FORWARD. AND SO, MRS. HAYES AND I BELIEVE MR. WATSON ARE GOING TO BE PROVIDING YOU WITH AN UPDATE ON THESE TWO PROJECTS.

THANK YOU, MRS. BRANUM.

GOOD EVENING, BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

TONIGHT WE HAVE TWO ACTION ITEMS ASSOCIATED WITH THE DAYCARE INITIATIVE.

WE HAVE A SHORT PRESENTATION THAT WE'D LIKE TO GO THROUGH.

WE HAVE TWO SITES THAT WERE IDENTIFIED EARLY ON, ONE IN THE PEARSON LEARNING COMMUNITY, WHICH IS LOCATED AT CANYON CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND ONE IN THE RICHARDSON LEARNING COMMUNITY. COMMUNITY, WHICH IS OUR OLD EXISTING NEWCOMER CENTER ON BELTLINE ROAD ACROSS FROM RICHARDSON HIGH SCHOOL.

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AS WE DEVELOPED WITH VLC AS OUR ARCHITECTURAL PARTNERS ON THIS, A COUPLE OF THINGS HAVE COME TO LIGHT AT THE CANYON CREEK LOCATION, SO WE'D LIKE TO GO OVER THAT WITH YOU TONIGHT.

THERE ARE SOME OPTIONS THERE THAT WE NEED TO DISCUSS AND DETERMINE THE BEST ROUTE TO GO IN ORDER TO HAVE A DAYCARE ON THAT SITE.

THE NEWCOMER CENTER IS FAIRLY STRAIGHTFORWARD.

WITH A SMALL AMOUNT OF RENOVATION, IT CAN BE IT CAN CREATE A WONDERFUL STANDALONE DAYCARE THAT WILL WORK WELL FOR OUR EMPLOYEES.

SO WITH THAT, I'VE INVITED MR. WATSON TO THE PODIUM TO WALK THROUGH SOME OF THE SLIDES AND JUST SHOW YOU SOME OF THE FLOOR PLANS AND TIMELINES.

WE WERE AIMING FOR A JANUARY 2023 OPENING, BUT DUE TO CONSTRUCTION TIMELINES, THAT IS NOT GOING TO BE POSSIBLE.

WE CANNOT GET SOME OF THE EQUIPMENT IN WITH THE LEAD TIMES IN ORDER TO OPEN IN JANUARY.

SO WE ARE SHOOTING FOR A SUMMER 2023, OPENING LATE SPRING, EARLY SUMMER AT THE NEWCOMER CENTER.

AND DEPENDING ON WHAT OPTION THE BOARD CHOOSES TONIGHT, IF YOU CHOOSE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THESE AT CANYON CREEK, THAT TIMELINE COULD BE EXTENDED.

SO WE'LL DISCUSS THAT AS WE HIT THAT POINT.

SO, MR. WATSON, IF YOU WANT TO GO AHEAD AND START WITH THE PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU MS. HAYES, SUPERINTENDENT BRANUM, BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

BEFORE WE JUMP OFF, I JUST WANT TO RECOGNIZE WE ALSO HAVE JEREMY SHARP AND JAMIE BOWERS WITH US WITH VLK ARCHITECTS.

SO I WANT TO THANK THEM FOR COMING OUT AND SHOWING SUPPORT TONIGHT.

THAT SAID, SANDRA GAVE A VERY GOOD UPDATE OR OVERVIEW OF THESE PROJECTS.

REAL QUICKLY, JUST WANT TO MENTION THESE BIDS WERE RECEIVED.

WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT HERE IN A MINUTE.

ON JULY 26TH, A TOTAL OF FIVE FIRMS SUBMITTED BIDS FOR THESE DAYCARE PROJECTS.

THE EVALUATION COMMITTEE INCLUDED MEMBERS OF THE FACILITY SERVICES STAFF AS WELL AS THE ARCHITECTURAL FIRM B OK.

AND THEN THE EVALUATION RESULTS WERE SHARED WITH SENIOR LEADERSHIP TO GET TO TONIGHT'S RECOMMENDATION.

SO WANT TO GIVE YOU THAT BACK STORY A LITTLE BIT AND THEN MOVE IN TO THE GOOD STUFF, WHICH ARE PROPOSED FLOOR PLANS.

THIS IS THE CANYON CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SITE.

AS SANDRA MENTIONED, WE HAVE A CAPACITY HERE, IF FULLY STAFFED OF ABOUT 80 CHILDREN.

BUT THIS IS THE LAYOUT YOU SEE BEFORE YOU.

DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S ANY QUESTIONS.

IT'S PRETTY STRAIGHTFORWARD.

BUT WE REALLY WANTED TO GET INTO THE THIRD SLIDE HERE IN A MINUTE.

THIS IS THE SITE PLAN FOR CANYON CREEK ELEMENTARY.

SO YOU SEE THE BUILDING THERE HIGHLIGHTED WHERE IT SAYS RENOVATION.

AND THEN UP TOP, WE'RE GOING TO CARVE OUT A LITTLE PIECE OF THE EXISTING SITE AND ADD SOME NEW TURF PLAY AREA YOU SEE THERE AND KIND OF A DARKER SHADE GREEN.

AND OF COURSE, IT'S ALL GOING TO BE FENCED IN AND ISOLATED FROM THE THE OTHER CANYON CREEK OUTDOOR PLAY AREA.

SO VERY NICE RENDERING HERE AND REALLY GETTING TO WHAT MISS HAYES MENTIONED EARLIER.

WE HAVE TWO OPTIONS KIND OF ON THE TABLE TONIGHT FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

OPTION ONE, THE MORE EXPENSIVE OPTION IS TO GO THROUGH WITH FULL FIRE SPRINKLER OF THE ENTIRE CANYON CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAMPUS PER A CITY COMMENT.

WHEN WE SUBMITTED THE PLANS FOR REVIEW, THEY WOULD ALSO ALLOW, WHICH IS OPTION TO US TO INSTALL EXIT EMERGENCY EXIT DOORS OUT OF EVERY CLASSROOM.

OF COURSE, THAT COMES WITH DOORS, RAMPS, RAILS AND SIDEWALK SO THAT THE LESS EXPENSIVE OPTION, OPTION TWO.

AND THAT SAID, WE ARE REALLY READY TO SUBMIT A RECOMMENDATION, BUT IT COMES WITH OPTIONS.

SO WE'RE KIND OF GOING TO GET DIRECTION HOPEFULLY FROM YOU ALL TONIGHT.

BUT THAT SAID, WE'RE HERE TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT CANYON CREEK ELEMENTARY SITE.

SO JUST A LITTLE CONTEXT.

MOST OF OUR REALLY 100% OF OUR BUILDINGS THAT WERE BUILT IN THE FIFTIES, SIXTIES AND SEVENTIES AND REALLY, I GUESS EVEN INTO THE EIGHTIES WHERE WE WERE NOT REQUIRED TO HAVE SPRINKLER SYSTEMS AT OUR SCHOOLS AS A FULL SPRINKLER SYSTEM.

AND SO AS WE HAVE GONE INTO OUR BUILDINGS AND DONE RENOVATIONS OVER THE YEARS, THAT HAS BECOME A CODE THAT WE HAVE TO FOLLOW DEPENDING ON ADDING SQUARE FOOTAGE AND WHAT YOU'RE DOING TO THE FACILITY.

SO WHEN WE FIRST STARTED WITH BLK, WE WEREN'T SURE WE WERE GOING TO HAVE TO DO THIS.

THERE IS A A FAR BLOCK BETWEEN WHERE ENTERPRISE CITY WAS LOCATED AND THE SCHOOL.

WE COULD PUT SOME DOORS IN.

THAT WAS OUR ANTICIPATION WHEN WE STARTED THIS PLAN.

BUT THEN THE CITY CAME BACK WITH A COMMENT AND SAID, WE REALLY WOULD PREFER YOU TO TAKE ONE OF THESE TWO STEPS.

EITHER PUT A SPRINKLER SYSTEM IN THE ENTIRE BUILDING AT CANYON CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, OR HAVE THOSE EXIT DOORS AT EVERY CLASSROOM.

AND SO WE WANT THOSE CONSIDERATIONS.

AND REALLY THE THIRD ACTION IS TO NOT USE CANYON CREEK AS A DAYCARE CENTER.

WE HAVE THAT OPTION AS WELL.

SO THAT'S REALLY WHY WE BROUGHT THIS FORWARD TONIGHT FOR YOUR DISCUSSION.

LET'S GO AHEAD.

YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ON CANYON CREEK? FIRST, I'LL NEED TO MAKE A MOTION.

I DON'T HAVE THE ACTION ON [INAUDIBLE] YET.

THIS IS JUST A PRESENTATION.

SO I WAS JUST GOING TO GIVE YOU INFORMATION AND THEN WE'LL BRING THE TWO ACTION ITEMS UP, IF THAT'S OKAY.

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OH, NO QUESTIONS RIGHT NOW.

NO QUESTIONS. WE'LL FINISH UP OUR PRESENTATION.

SORRY. THANK YOU. [INAUDIBLE] TO THE NEWCOMER CENTER, AGAIN, THE LAYOUT HERE, IT'S A LITTLE LESS STUDENT CAPACITY.

SO THIS IS ABOUT 73 CHILDREN.

WE CAN GET IN HERE WITH MAX STAFF LEVELS.

BUT HERE'S THE LAYOUT INDOORS, JUST WITH RESTRICTIONS OF THE EXISTING SPACE, THE STRUCTURE ITSELF, BUT STILL VERY FUNCTIONAL, BEAUTIFUL SITE.

AND THEN OUTDOORS AGAIN ON THE EAST PARKING LOT, YOU CAN SEE WE'RE GOING TO CARVE OUT A LITTLE BIT OF SECTION AND AGAIN, HAVE A TURF PLAY AREA FENCED IN AND ISOLATED.

THEN WE'RE ALSO REPORTING THAT EAST LOT, WHICH IS CURRENTLY ASPHALT WITH NEW CONCRETE AND NEW LANDSCAPING, AGAIN, THAT THE CITY WILL REQUIRE FOR THAT PARKING LOT WITH LIGHTING.

SO THAT AGAIN IS THE NEWCOMER CENTER.

WE CAN STOP THERE BEFORE GOING TO THE THE COST SLIDE AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FACILITIES THEMSELVES.

NO QUESTIONS. RIGHT NOW WE DON'T HAVE THE ACTION ITEM, SO IT'S FAIRLY STRAIGHTFORWARD.

AS MS.. HAYES MENTIONED EARLIER, NO OPTIONS HERE.

JUST GO IN WITH A RECOMMENDATION IN FRONT OF YOU.

SO WE WILL STOP THERE.

PULL UP THE ACTION ITEM FOR THE NEWCOMER CENTER, SINCE THAT IS A STRAIGHTFORWARD DECISION THAT THE BOARD CAN MAKE.

THANK YOU, MR. WATSON AND MS..

HAYES. MS. HARRIS I MAKE I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE THE RECOMMENDATION THAT THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPROVE MOVING FORWARD WITH THE EMPLOYEE DAYCARE CENTER AT THE NEWCOMER SITE.

THANK YOU, MS.. BRANUM.

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

IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND.

SO MR. POTEET.

THANK YOU. SO THERE'S A MOTION BY MS. TIMME, A SECOND BY MR. POTEET. ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS OR DISCUSSION? I'D LIKE THAT, IF IT'S OKAY, I'LL ADD HERE.

THIS WOULD BE VOTING TO AWARD THE CONTRACT TO GLIDDEN INDUSTRIES.

IT IS A GROUP THAT WE HAVE NOT WORKED WITH IN THE PAST, SO THIS WOULD BE A NEW GROUP FOR US, BUT THEY WOULD WORK WITH VLK, THE ARCHITECTS ON THIS JOB TO GO IN AND RENOVATE THE NEWCOMER INTAKE CENTER INTO THE DAYCARE.

ADD THE GREEN SPACE, IT'S NECESSARY.

THE PARKING LOT IS ALREADY THERE SO WE DON'T HAVE TO ADD A PARKING LOT BECAUSE THESE ARE LICENSED DAYCARES.

WE WILL BE FOLLOWING WHAT THE STATE REQUIRES FOR THIS BECAUSE WE'RE DOING INFANTS TO THREE YEAR OLDS.

SO WITH THAT, WE'RE HAPPY TO TAKE QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU. MR. POTEET, YEAH, A COUPLE OF QUICK QUESTIONS AND THESE MAY BLEED OVER INTO CANYON CREEK AS WELL.

SO THE IT LOOKS LIKE MOST OF THE COST INCREASES ARE WITHIN THE CONSTRUCTION AND A LITTLE BIT IN THE IN THE ARCHITECT'S FEES AS WELL AS THAT. JUST PRETTY STANDARD AS WE'VE SEEN ON ALL OF OUR OTHER PROJECTS RIGHT NOW.

I DO. I THINK WE'RE JUST CONTINUING TO SEE SLIGHTLY INCREASED INFLATION.

IT HADN'T SLOWED DOWN.

IT HAS A LITTLE, BUT NOT TO THE DEGREE WHERE WE WERE HOPING TO COME IN UNDER BUDGET AND ACTUALLY AT CANYON CREEK WITHOUT THE CITY COMMENTS.

WE PROBABLY DID COME IN RIGHT ON TARGET FOR OUR CONSTRUCTION COSTS THERE.

THOSE WERE MORE SCOPE CHANGE.

YES, SIR, THAT'S CORRECT.

HOW LONG? IT JUST ONE THING WE MAY CONSIDER IS DO WE UPDATE A LOT OF OUR ORIGINAL ESTIMATES KNOWING THAT WE'RE IN THIS ENVIRONMENT WHERE WE'VE GOT HYPER INFLATION OF CONSTRUCTION COSTS? I KNOW THAT WE PROBABLY DO UPDATE THEM AND I DON'T KNOW HOW OFTEN, BUT THAT MAY JUST BE A CONSIDERATION TO LOOK AT.

IT'LL COST MONEY TO UPDATE THEM, OBVIOUSLY, BUT WE MAY WANT TO DO THEM IN A MORE FREQUENT MANNER JUST TO TRY AND STAY AHEAD A LITTLE BIT.

I'D LIKE INFLATION TO STOP.

I'D LIKE THE ESCALATION TO STOP.

I'D LIKE US TO BE ABLE TO BRING OUR PROJECTS IN, IN A REASONABLE COST.

THAT'S JUST MY WISH. I GET IT, ME TOO.

THE OTHER THING THAT I WAS THINKING WAS WHEN WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY WHERE WE'RE ADDING ON OR RENOVATING SOME OF THESE BUILDINGS, ARE WE NOW THAT WHAT WE WENT THROUGH DURING COVID, NOW WHAT WE'VE TALKED ABOUT IN THE SECURITY, ARE WE PUTTING THAT LAYER OVER THESE NEW CONSTRUCTIONS OR RENOVATION AND KIND OF THAT LENS OVER? IS THERE SOMETHING WE CAN DO WITH HVAC? IS THERE SOMETHING WE CAN DO WITH SECURITY AND ACCESS AND SOMETHING LIKE THAT THAT WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO DO WITH THE REST OF THE BUILDING IN A COST EFFECTIVE WAY? BUT NOW THAT WE'RE ACTUALLY PEELING THIS PART BACK, CAN WE LOOK AT IT FROM THOSE PERSPECTIVES AND ARE WE DOING THAT WITH THE ARCHITECTS? WE ARE, CERTAINLY.

AND WITH CANYON CREEK, YOU KNOW, THERE'S THERE'S CERTAINLY ISOLATION, SEPARATION AND CONTROLLED, YOU KNOW, VIA BADGE READER ACCESS TYPE STUFF.

BUT YES, SHORT ANSWER IS WE CERTAINLY ARE THINKING ABOUT THOSE THINGS FOR ALL NEW NEW PROJECTS MOVING FORWARD.

I WOULD JUST SINCE YOU KIND OF HAD A QUESTION ABOUT BOTH PROJECTS, I DO WANT TO ADDRESS ENTERPRISE CITY BECAUSE I DO THINK THAT THAT IS SOMETHING THAT THE BOARD HAS

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COMMITTED TO WHEN WE MADE THE DECISION THAT POTENTIALLY A SITE WOULD BE USED.

WE KNEW THAT WE WANTED TO KEEP ENTERPRISE CITY.

IT'S A PART OF KIND OF THE HEART OF THE DISTRICT.

IT'S AN EXPERIENCE THAT WE LOVE FOR OUR STUDENTS.

BUT WE SAW THE OPPORTUNITY, I BELIEVE, TO RE-IMAGINE IT.

AND IS THIS AN OPPORTUNITY TO UPDATE IT IN KIND OF THIS 2022 AND REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO 2030 AND 2035? SO OUR DESIGN TEAM IS HARD AT WORK AT THAT.

I BELIEVE IT WAS MENTIONED EARLIER TONIGHT THAT ONE OPTION IS A MOBILE SITE, BUT WE HAVE WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT POTENTIALLY USING SHERMAN STREET AS A POTENTIAL LOCATE PERMANENT LOCATION. IT'S CENTRAL TO THE DISTRICT.

IT MIGHT BE A GREAT OPPORTUNITY.

WE'VE ALSO LOOKED AT MAYBE COMBINING IT AS MAYBE EVEN INTEGRATING SOME STEM EXPERIENCES.

WE KNOW OUR STEM CENTER AT BERKNER HIGH SCHOOL, IT IS USED ALL THE TIME AND WE PROBABLY NEED A SECOND ONE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF TOWN AS WELL.

SO WE'RE LOOKING AT IS THERE A POTENTIAL TO MAYBE DO SOMETHING THAT INTEGRATES THOSE AS WELL.

SO WE WILL BE BRINGING FORWARD A REALLY KIND OF EXCITING DESIGN PLAN AND PROPOSAL FOR YOU ALL TO CONSIDER AS WE MOVE THROUGH THIS FALL SEMESTER, WE'RE PROBABLY STILL A FEW MONTHS AWAY FROM FINALIZING THAT DESIGN PROCESS.

MRS. BRANUM, WOULD YOU LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND FINISH THIS ACTION ITEM ON THE NEWCOMER CENTER? YES, MA'AM, PLEASE.

I WAS JUST WONDERING THERE WAS ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS.

ALL RIGHT. ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? COMMENTS? I'M SORRY, MISS PACHECO.

HI, GUYS. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU PRESIDENT REGINA, I HAVE A QUESTION AND IT'S REALLY MORE OF A COMMENT, BUT ALSO A QUESTION.

THE INTERIOR STUDENT CLASSROOMS FOR THE CHILDREN DON'T SEEM TO HAVE A LOT OF NATURAL LIGHT GOING THROUGH THEM.

WILL THERE BE A POSSIBILITY TO MAYBE LOOK AT A DESIGN TO ADD SOME WINDOWS SO THAT THERE'S MORE OPENNESS WITHIN THOSE CLASSROOMS AND MAYBE SEE NATURAL LIGHTING FROM THE OTHER CLASSROOMS IN SOME WAY WITHOUT INCREASING COST? CAN WE ASK, BE OK TO COME UP AND HELP? YEAH. I'M ASKING BRIAN TO PULL UP THE PRESENTATION AGAIN AND BRING THE FLOOR PLAN UP FOR THE NEWCOMER SITE.

NOPE, KEEP GOING, KEEP GOING.

RIGHT THERE. RIGHT THERE.

MY QUESTION. YES SO CURRENTLY WITH THIS BUILDING WE ARE LIMITED WITH THE EXISTING STRUCTURE.

WE'RE NOT REPLACING WINDOWS, THE NEWCOMER CENTER, WE DID TEAR DOWN.

WE ARE GOING TO TEAR DOWN THE MANSARD STRUCTURE THAT IS HIDING THE CURRENT WINDOWS SO THAT WE WILL GET BLEED IN FROM THE OUTER PORTION, THE INNER PORTION, THERE'S NOT MUCH WE CAN DO. IT IS A CMU STRUCTURAL WALL, AND SO WE CAN'T DO MUCH TO THAT TO GET NATURAL LIGHT AND OTHER THAN PUTTING SKYLIGHTS IN. BUT THOSE ARE THEY'RE BAD OVER TIME AND ALL OUR MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT IS ON THE ROOF FOR THE END USER.

FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT HAVE DRIVEN DOWN BELTLINE, THAT PARTICULAR BUILDING HAS A VERY DEEP BLUE METAL ROOF AROUND THE EDGE.

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE THAT COMPLETELY DOWN.

SO THERE WILL BE SOME NATURAL LIGHT THAT COMES IN TO EXISTING WINDOWS THAT ARE ON THE EXTERIOR OF THAT BUILDING.

BUT BECAUSE OF THE WAY THAT BUILDING IS BUILT AND BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT TO CHANGE ANY OF THE STRUCTURE BECAUSE OF THE COST, THERE ARE TWO INDOOR CLASSROOMS THERE IN THE MIDDLE THAT WILL NOT HAVE NATURAL LIGHT.

I WILL ADD THIS IS AN OLDER PLAN, BUT WE ACTUALLY DO HAVE GLAZING IN BETWEEN BASICALLY THE CLASSROOMS AND THE CORRIDORS.

SO AND THEN GLASS ON THE DOORS ON THE NORTH SIDE TO THOSE ENTRIES.

SO THERE IS A LOT MORE GLAZING THAN YOU CAN SEE IN THIS PLAN RIGHT NOW TO TRY TO FILTER AS MUCH LIGHT TO THE CORRIDORS AND TO THOSE INNER CLASSROOMS. THANK YOU. WE CAN CERTAINLY MAKE ANY KIND OF CHANGES THAT THE BOARD DESIRES, UNDERSTANDING THAT THERE'S A COST INVOLVED.

I UNDERSTAND I WAS BEING THAT THEIR CHILDREN AND I FELT THAT I FEEL THAT THEY NEED A LITTLE BIT MORE NATURAL LIGHT.

BUT AS IT IS, THE BUILDING IS BUILT THE WAY IT IS AND THE WALLS ARE WHAT THEY ARE.

SO I UNDERSTAND, BUT I APPRECIATE THAT THE DOORS HAVE SOME GLASS AND THERE'S SOME VISIBILITY THERE AND THERE BE MORE LIGHTING GOING IN BECAUSE OF THE CHANGES TO THE ROOF.

SO THAT'S GOOD. THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MISS PACHECO.

ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? ALL RIGHT. WE DO HAVE A MOTION BY MS..

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TIMME, A SECOND BY MR. POTEET. ALL IN FAVOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HANDS.

ALRIGHT, MOTION PASSES SIX ZERO.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

WE'LL MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT DAY CARE PLAN AT THIS TIME.

[V.C. Consider RISD Daycare Construction - Canyon Creek Elementary School Site]

WE'LL BRING UP THE ACTION ITEM FOR A DAY CARE LOCATED AT CANYON CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

MRS. BRANUM. THANK YOU, MRS. HAYES. YES, I DO RECOMMEND THAT THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPROVE THE DAY CARE AS PRESENTED AT CANYON CREEK ELEMENTARY.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU, MISS BRANUM.

IS THERE A MOTION? SO MOVED.

THANK YOU, MR. EAGER. IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND? THANK YOU, MISS TIMME.

THERE IS A MOTION BY MR. EAGER. A SECOND BY MISS TIMME.

ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? MS. TIMME, I AM A LITTLE CONFUSED ABOUT WHICH ONE THE DISTRICT IS RECOMMENDING.

WHICH OPTION? WELL, WE REALLY ARE PROBABLY ARE RECOMMENDING OPTION ONE, I BELIEVE.

FIRST, THE PUTTING A DOOR, AN EXIT DOOR IN EVERY CLASSROOM MAKES US A LITTLE BIT NERVOUS FOR THE SAFETY OF THOSE CLASSROOMS WHILE WE WANT THE EGRESS.

THERE IS A PROPER EGRESS AT EACH END OF THE BUILDING.

SO THAT'S SOMETHING TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION, A CLASSROOM FULL OF TODDLERS WITH A DOOR THAT EXITS OUTSIDE.

IF YOU GO WITH THE SPRINKLING THE ENTIRE CAMPUS, THOUGH, THAT EXTENDS OUR TIMELINE.

AND SO IF YOU WANT TO GET THE DAYCARES OPEN IN A TIMELY MANNER FOR OUR EMPLOYEES RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE TO GO WITH THE INDIVIDUAL DOORS.

SO I DON'T I GUESS I'M PROBABLY SCOOTING AROUND THIS.

MRS. BRANUM, YOU WANT TO TELL THEM YOUR PREFERENCE? YEAH. MY RECOMMENDATION IS THAT WE CONSIDER OPTION ONE.

I BELIEVE SPRINKLING THE ENTIRE BUILDING IS NOT ONLY PROVIDES AN ADDITIONAL LAYER OF SAFETY FOR OUR EMPLOYEE DAYCARE, BUT ALSO FOR THE ENTIRE BUILDING.

AND I THINK IT IS IN LINE WITH WHAT WE HAVE DONE WITH OTHER RENOVATIONS AT OTHER BUILDINGS AS WELL.

OKAY. THANK YOU. MR. POTEET. QUICK QUESTION ON SO AND THAT'S SO WHAT AND JUST BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW, WE HAVE CURRENTLY A SPRINKLER SYSTEM IN THE REST OF THE BUILDING, RIGHT? NOT AT ALL. NO, SIR.

NO, SIR. THAT'S WHAT THE CITY IS TELLING US WE HAVE TO DO..

AND WE HAVE TO. I KNOW EARLIER IT WAS THEY PREFERRED OR SOMETHING.

CORRECT? WE HAD A FIRE SPRINKLER INSIDE THE DAY CARE IN OUR PLANS AND OUR DRAWINGS.

DURING PLAN REVIEW, THE CITY CAME BACK WANTING THE ENTIRE CAMPUS SPRINKLED AGAIN RECOMMENDATION OF THE FIRE RATING BETWEEN SEPARATION OF THE BUILDINGS.

OKAY. JUST WANTED TO UNDERSTAND.

YES. PREFERRED VERSUS RECOMMENDED VERSUS ORDERED TO AND ALL THOSE THINGS.

THE CITY HAS GIVEN US THESE TWO OPTIONS.

THE EXIT DOORS OR SPRINKLE THE REMAINDER OF CANYON CREEK ELEMENTARY.

BECAUSE I'M THINKING THAT, I MEAN, FROM A FIRE SAFETY AT SOME POINT, ODDS ARE WE WOULD BE INSTALLING THAT OR HAVING TO RETROFIT BUILDINGS AT SOME POINT POTENTIALLY.

ANYWAY, SO ANYWAY, CAN WE DO ANY MAJOR RENOVATIONS THAT'S ALWAYS GOING TO COME UP FOR US? SURE. THANK YOU.

CAN I. CAN I ASK ONE MORE QUESTION? I'M SORRY. I SHOULD HAVE ASKED THIS A MINUTE AGO, BUT YOU SAID IT WOULD EXTEND THE TIMELINE, RIGHT, TO DO OPTION ONE.

SO KIND OF TWO FOLD QUESTION LIKE WHAT IS THE DATE THAT THAT'S LIKE HOW FAR DOES THAT EXTEND THAT OUT AND DOES THAT IMPACT CANYON CREEK AS FAR AS THE REST OF THE SCHOOL AND THEIR ABILITY TO GET IN FOR THE FOLLOWING YEAR BASED ON THAT? YES. SO WE'RE GIVING A COMPLETION DATE OF JANUARY 2024 BECAUSE THAT WORK HAS TO BE DONE DURING THIS SUMMER..

FOR OPENING THE DAYCARE, BUT THE REMAINDER OF CANYON CREEK ELEMENTARY WOULD BE OPEN IN AUGUST OF 24.

YES, MA'AM, THAT IS CORRECT.

SO IT WOULDN'T DELAY ANYTHING FOR THE REST OF THE SCHOOL AT ALL.

IT WOULD BE DONE, CORRECT? THAT IS CORRECT. OKAY.

AND THEN. OH, GOSH, I HAVE ONE MORE QUESTION ABOUT THAT.

AND THAT IS, WORST CASE SCENARIO, WE JUST WANTED TO GET IT OUT THERE SO THAT..

YEAH, BUT THE NEWCOMER CENTER WOULD BE OPEN.

SO AS FAR AS USING THAT FOR LIKE AN EMPLOYEE DAYCARE AND HAVING OPTIONS FOR THOSE 0 TO 3, THAT'S ACTUALLY GOING TO BE OPEN ON SCHEDULE.

AND SO IT JUST IS THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES WHO COULD ACCESS THAT DAYCARE WOULD BE IMPACTED BECAUSE OF THE LATE OPENING OF THE OTHER.

ABSOLUTELY CORRECT. YES, MA'AM.

THANK YOU. WE WOULD PROBABLY RUN TWO LISTS ANYWAY FOR THOSE TWO FACILITIES.

SO WE WOULD JUST DO OPEN WITH STAFFING FOR THE FIRST ONE FOR SUMMER OF 2023 AND THEN PLAN ON STAFFING FOR THE SECOND ONE FOR JANUARY OF 2024.

MS. RENTERÍA? YES.

COULD YOU PULL UP THE SLIDE WITH THE WITH THE COST? YES, MA'AM. FOR CANYON CREEK.

FOR CANYON CREEK?

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YES, SIR. YES, MA'AM.

OKAY. SO THAT'S WHAT I WANTED TO SEE.

SO THE OVER BUDGET FOR THE OPTION ONE, THIS IS OPTION ONE IS ABOUT $600,080.

RIGHT. OKAY. RIGHT.

SO DOES THAT MEAN I'M JUST TRYING TO IF YOU CAN HELP ME UNDERSTAND, LIKE IF THIS IS WHAT WE'RE GOING TO BE THE OVERBUDGET, LIKE WHERE DOES THAT COME FROM? LIKE, WHAT DO WE PULL THAT MONEY FROM? AND ARE WE, YOU KNOW, WHAT ARE WE NOT DOING IN ORDER TO DO THIS OR IS THAT NOT SOMETHING WE DO? I'LL LET MR. PATE SHARE THAT INFORMATION.

SO THE OVER BUDGET PORTION WE HAVE, WE CURRENTLY HAVE THREE AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS IN LOCAL CAPITAL PROJECTS THAT WE CAN USE FOR THIS.

AND ANYTHING ABOVE THE THREE AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS WILL COME FROM THE GENERAL FUNDS FUND BALANCE.

AND WE HAVE CURRENTLY $25 MILLION ASSIGNED FOR CONSTRUCTION IN THE GENERAL FUND FUND BALANCE.

THANK YOU, MR. PATE. THANK YOU.

AND MR. PATE ON THAT NOTE, SO THAT BASICALLY WE'RE NOT GIVING UP SOMETHING TO PAY FOR THIS.

WE'RE JUST EXHAUSTING OR ACCELERATING OUR USE OF THE FUND BALANCE BY A LITTLE BIT.

CORRECT, WE'RE NOT IMPACTING ANY OF THE BOND PROJECTS BY WITH THE FUNDING FOR THIS PROJECT.

OKAY, GREAT. THANKS.

I JUST YOU'VE BURNED IN MY HEAD THIS SLIDE WITH THE NEXT THREE OR FOUR YEARS OF FUND BALANCE AND BUDGETS.

SO I'M TRYING TO ATTACH THIS COST TO THAT SLIDE.

SO YES, YOU'RE CORRECT. THAT DOES ACCELERATE THAT SLIGHTLY.

ALL RIGHT, GREAT QUESTIONS.

ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENTS, QUESTIONS? SO WHEN WE GO TO VOTE FOR THIS, WE ARE VOTING FOR OPTION ONE.

WE'RE NOT VOTING FOR EITHER OF THE TWO.

WE WILL BE VOTING FOR OPTION ONE.

FOR OPTION ONE.

WHAT MS. BRANUM HAS RECOMMENDED IS OPTION ONE.

AND IT'S SPRINKLED THROUGHOUT.

AND I'M GLAD YOU TOLD US WHAT SPRINKLED THROUGHOUT WAS.

THANK YOU. AND OUR APOLOGIES FOR MAKING THIS SO CONVOLUTED, BUT WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE PUT IT ALL OUT THERE SO EVERYBODY UNDERSTOOD THE OPTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THESE.

WE APPRECIATE THAT. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

ALL RIGHT. AGAIN, WE DO HAVE A MOTION BY MR. EAGER, A SECOND BY MISS TIMME.

ALL IN FAVOR FOR OPTION ONE, RAISE YOUR HAND, PLEASE.

MOTION PASSES 6 TO 1.

SIX ZERO, I'M SORRY, GEEZ.

THANK YOU, MR. WATSON.

THANK YOU VLK FOR BEING HERE.

THANK YOU, MRS. HAYES, FOR YOUR EFFORTS ON THIS PROJECT.

OUR NEXT ACTION ITEM IS TO CONSIDER A REVISION TO POLICY FNC LOCAL.

MRS. BRANUM.

MR. OH, SORRY.

OH, WE ARE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND TAKE US A QUICK BREAK.

THIS IS A GOOD TIME TO DO THAT.

WE'LL GO IN AND TAKE US A QUICK BREAK.

WHAT DO WE WANT TO DO? TEN MINUTES, 6 MINUTES? 7:25. OK.

THANK YOU. WE ARE NOW BACK FROM OUR BREAK.

WE WILL GO AHEAD AND BEGIN WHERE WE ENDED.

OUR NEXT ACTION ITEM IS TO CONSIDER A REVISION TO POLICY FNCE LOCAL.

[V.D. Consider Revision to Policy FNCE(LOCAL)]

MRS. BRANUM THANK YOU, MS. HARRIS. I HAVE ASKED DR.

GIVENS TO LEAD AN EFFORT THIS SUMMER TO REVISIT OUR CELL PHONE POLICY AND OUR GUIDELINES.

I THINK IF I CAN TAKE YOU BACK ON A LITTLE BIT OF A JOURNEY WITH ME THAT IN OUR LAST JUNE MEETING, AS WE WERE REVIEWING OUR CLIMATE SURVEY, I BELIEVE I ENDED THAT PRESENTATION BY HOLDING UP MY PHONE AND EMPHATICALLY SHARING WITH THE BOARD AND THE COMMUNITY THE NUMBER ONE CONCERN THAT WE CONTINUED TO HEAR THROUGHOUT THE COMMENTS OF OUR CLIMATE SURVEY FROM TEACHERS WAS, AND I WOULD SAY ALSO OFFER PRINCIPALS WAS THE REAL CHALLENGE THAT WE WERE EXPERIENCING AROUND DISTRACTIONS OF CELL PHONES.

AND WE WHEN WE BEGAN TO RESEARCH WHAT ARE SOME THINGS THAT WE NEED TO DO TO ADDRESS THESE CHALLENGES? THE FIRST THING WE NOTICE IS THAT OUR BOARD POLICY AROUND ELECTRONIC DEVICES SUCH AS CELL PHONES, THAT POLICY WAS LAST UPDATED IN 2012 AND WE NEEDED TO SPEND SOME TIME UPDATING THAT POLICY AND REFLECTING THE CURRENT ENVIRONMENT AND THE CURRENT CHALLENGES.

SO I'M GOING TO ASK DR.

GIBBONS TO KIND OF TAKE US THROUGH A LITTLE BIT OF A WHY BEHIND SOME RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WE'VE MADE TO THE POLICY, HOW WE'RE GOING TO IMPLEMENT, HOW WE'RE GOING TO ENFORCE.

[01:10:08]

I ALSO REALLY WANT TO THANK AND AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, AS WE PREPARE FOR AUGUST 16TH, THE NUMBER OF HOURS THAT OUR TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS ARE SPENDING ON THEIR CAMPUSES TO PREPARE FOR AUGUST 16.

AND YET, IF YOU LOOK ON THE AUDIENCE, ESPECIALLY TO MY LEFT HERE, YOU'RE GOING TO SEE ROWS OF PRINCIPALS AND ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS THAT ARE HERE TO REALLY HELP SHARE THE STORY OF WHAT IT MEANS AS AN ADMINISTRATOR TO LEAD A CAMPUS WHERE CELL PHONES ARE SOMETHING THAT THEY ARE DEALING WITH ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS.

AND SO WE'RE GOING TO WEAVE THEM INTO THIS PRESENTATION.

AND THEY LOVE WHEN I DO THAT, BUT WE ARE GOING TO ORGANICALLY WEAVE THEM IN SO THAT BECAUSE AGAIN, AS MUCH AS I KNOW THAT YOU TRUST THE INFORMATION THAT WE BRING FORWARD TO YOU, THEY ARE THE CLOSEST TO WHAT IS HAPPENING THERE.

THE PRACTITIONERS WITH THE BOOTS ON THE GROUND AND TO HEAR THEIR VOICE AND THEIR CONCERNS I THINK IS VERY JUST IMPORTANT IN THIS JOURNEY.

SO, DR. GIBBONS, I'LL LET YOU KICK US OFF.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU, SUPERINTENDENT BRANUM.

GOOD EVENING, BOARD. YES.

AS MS.. BRANUM WAS SAYING, ONE OF THE THINGS I KNOW THAT MS. MCGOWAN, AS OUR NEW LEGAL COUNSEL, HAS REALLY PUSHED US AND CHALLENGE US, CHALLENGED US AS A SENIOR CABINET IS TO REVIEW POLICY.

AND THESE ARE ONE THIS IS ONE OF THE POLICIES THAT WE WANTED TO LOOK AT AND EVALUATE FROM JUST FROM A USABILITY STANDPOINT.

SO MR. BRANUM IS RIGHT.

WE DEFINITELY HAD A NEED TO TO UPGRADE AND UPDATE THIS.

SO IF YOU'LL MOVE TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

WELL, WE'RE GOING TO JUST GO THROUGH BRIEFLY THE WHY BEHIND WHY WE'RE DOING THIS, WHAT THE CURRENT POLICY IS, WHAT THE UPDATED POLICY WILL LOOK LIKE, HOW WE ENFORCE THAT, AND THEN ALSO WHAT THE OUTCOMES AND OUR MEASUREMENT TOOLS WILL LOOK LIKE AS WE PROCEED THROUGH THIS PROCESS.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. SO I THINK IF YOU TALK TO ANY EDUCATOR, YOU WOULD PROBABLY NINE TIMES OUT OF TEN GET THE SAME OPINION.

THAT CELL PHONE USE DURING THE INSTRUCTIONAL DAY HAS BECOME PERVASIVE.

IT'S A REALLY PERVASIVE ISSUE AND PROBLEM WITHIN OUR ON OUR CAMPUSES.

WE'VE HAD AN INCREASE IN CELL PHONE RELATED DISCIPLINE INFRACTIONS.

AND WHEN THAT HAPPENS, OF COURSE, OUR ADMINISTRATORS ARE TIED UP IN SOME INSTANCES A FULL DAY DOING AN INVESTIGATION THAT REVOLVES SIMPLY AROUND CELL PHONE USAGE AND WHAT'S HAPPENING VIA SOCIAL MEDIA AND THOSE TYPES OF THINGS.

SO WHEN WE HAVE PERVASIVE CELL PHONE USE, YOU KNOW, WE ALWAYS KNOW WE KNOW THAT IT DOES TAKE AWAY VALUABLE INSTRUCTIONAL TIME.

WE LOSE THAT FACE TO FACE INTERACTION.

I THINK WE CAN ALL AGREE THAT WE REALLY WANT OUR KIDS TO HAVE THOSE SKILLS OF FACE TO FACE INTERACTION AND BE ABLE TO INTERACT WITH EACH OTHER AND JUST THE TEACHER EFFICACY.

YOU KNOW, THE SUPPORT PIECE THAT WE NEED TO HAVE IN A POLICY REALLY DOES REVOLVE AROUND SUPPORTING OUR TEACHERS AND MAKING SURE WE HAVE THE MOST OPTIMAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.

SO THAT'S KIND OF THE WHY OF WHAT WE LOOKED AT THIS POLICY FOR.

AND RIGHT AT THIS MOMENT, I WOULD LOVE WHETHER IT'S MS. JONES OR MS.. CAGE OR MR. CHOATE, IF ONE OF YOU WOULD LOVE TO STEP UP AT THIS MOMENT AND JUST SHARE A LITTLE BIT, IF YOU COULD JUST SPEAK, I THINK, TO JUST REAL EXAMPLES OF WHAT YOU HEAR FROM TEACHERS, WHAT YOU MIGHT HEAR FROM YOUR TEAM AROUND THE CHALLENGES OF CELL PHONES AND WHY YOU ASKED US TO ALSO LOOK AT WE'VE GOT TO WE KNOW THIS IS A PROBLEM.

WE CAN'T JUST KEEP ADMIRING THE PROBLEM.

WE HAVE TO BE WILLING TO ADDRESS AND DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT IF WE WANT A DIFFERENT OUTCOME.

SO IF ONE OF YOU, MR. CHOATE, YOU WANT TO COME UP FIRST.

YES. THANK YOU.

SO IN WHEN THESE CONVERSATIONS STARTED BACK IN THE SPRING AND YOU TRY TO PINPOINT THE THE RESULTS OF CELL PHONES AND WHAT WHAT IT'S CAUSING IN OUR SCHOOLS, THERE'S SO MANY THINGS THAT CELL PHONES ARE CREATING, SO MANY PROBLEMS THEY'RE CREATING.

YOU LOOK AT STUDENTS, THE NUMBER ONE IS LEARNING THE STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND LEARNING.

I THINK WE'RE SEEING RESULTS FROM STUDENTS THAT ARE NOT AS GOOD AS WHAT THEY WOULD BE OTHERWISE BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE STUDENTS ENGAGING IN THE CLASSROOM LIKE WE NEED TO GET THOSE RESULTS.

AND THEN IF YOU LOOK AT THE SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL ASPECT OF WHAT CELL PHONES ARE DOING, AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT'S BEEN THAT'S TAKEN ME SOME TIME TO UNDERSTAND BECAUSE I DIDN'T GROW UP IN AN AGE WHERE MY SUCCESS WAS DEPENDENT ON HOW MANY LIKES I GET.

BUT THE STUDENTS THAT WE HAVE TODAY, THEY ABSOLUTELY ARE IN A TIME WHERE HOW MANY LIKES THEY GET IS DEPENDENT UPON THEIR POPULARITY, UPON THEIR SUCCESS.

AND IF THEY'RE NOT GETTING THOSE LIKES, YOU YOU SEE IN OUR COUNSELORS, SEEING OUR ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM AT RICHARDSON HIGH SCHOOL SEES ANXIETY.

[01:15:10]

THEY SEE DEPRESSION, THEY SEE ALL SIDES, ALL TYPES OF MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES BECAUSE OF THAT.

AND WE HAVE TRIED THINGS IN THE PAST.

WE'VE TRIED TOOLS TO GET RID OF CELL PHONES.

BUT WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS WE ALL HAVE IN OUR BUILDINGS, WE JUST THOUGHT WE NEEDED TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP BECAUSE WHAT WE WERE TRYING IS NOT EFFECTIVE.

WE'RE CONTINUING TO SEE ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION AND NOT TO MENTION THE BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS, I WILL SAY FOR MY ADMINISTRATIVE TEAMS AND MY ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS, WE'VE HAD LONG CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THIS.

AND AND ALMOST 90% OF THE DISCIPLINE ISSUES THAT WE DEALT WITH LAST YEAR STARTED WITH A CELL PHONE.

NOW, SOME OF THAT STARTED AT HOME BECAUSE YOU CAN STAY CONNECTED WHETHER YOU'RE AT SCHOOL OR NOT.

BUT A LOT OF THAT TOOK PLACE RIGHT ON CAMPUS AS FAR AS SOCIAL MEDIA AND CONVERSATIONS BACK AND FORTH AND FOLLOWING THAT INTERACTION ON THE CELL PHONES, WE'VE SEEN FIGHTS.

YOU SEE STUDENTS MEETING UP FOR ACTIVITIES THAT THEY SHOULDN'T BE DOING WITHIN THE SCHOOL.

BUT IT'S EASY FOR THOSE STUDENTS TO CONNECT WITH ONE ANOTHER AND, YOU KNOW, MEET UP AND DO THOSE THINGS.

AND IT ALL HAPPENED SO QUICK.

THE ONE THING I'VE ALWAYS SAID AND TOLD OUR STAFF THAT WE CAN'T OUTRUN SOCIAL MEDIA AND WE CAN'T KEEP UP WITH SOCIAL MEDIA.

IT'S JUST SIMPLY IMPOSSIBLE TO DO THAT.

WHEN STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO THOSE PHONES THE ENTIRE DAY THROUGH SCHOOL, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE PROBLEMS AND KNOW NO MATTER WHAT YOU DO, YOU CAN'T STOP THEM BECAUSE IT'S SO FAST.

THE ABILITY FOR THOSE STUDENTS TO COMMUNICATE AND CONNECT JUST OCCURS SO FAST.

AND THEN OUR TEACHERS, THE TEACHERS GET WORN DOWN BY IT.

THE TEACHERS HAVE IF WE TOOK CELL PHONES OUT OF THE CLASSROOMS, THE TEACHERS JOB IS STILL VERY HARD TO GET THOSE DESIRED RESULTS THAT WE ALWAYS TALK ABOUT AND THEY JUST GET WORN DOWN BY IT.

EDUCATION IN GENERAL RIGHT NOW IS KIND OF A PROFESSION THAT'S ATTACKED, AND IT CERTAINLY DOESN'T HELP WHEN THE TEACHERS ARE TRYING TO TAKE THOSE DEVICES.

AND THEY THERE'S A POWER STRUGGLE THAT ENSUES BETWEEN THE TEACHER AND THE STUDENT.

SO THE ENTIRE CLASS IS DISRUPTED.

AT THAT POINT, THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THAT STUDENT AND THAT TEACHER IS VERY HARD TO REPAIR AFTER AN INTERACTION LIKE THAT.

SO THE CONVERSATIONS WE HAD IS HOW DO WE SUPPORT OUR TEACHERS AND HOW DO WE TAKE THAT AWAY, LIKE REMOVE THE ABILITY FOR A RELATIONSHIP TO GET NEGATIVELY IMPACTED FOR THOSE TEACHERS? I THINK THE SURVEY DATA I ALSO LOOKED AT IT FOR MY CAMPUS SPECIFICALLY IN THE SURVEY DATA OVERWHELMINGLY SAYS THAT'S THE NUMBER ONE THING THAT IS DIFFICULT TO MANAGE IN THE CLASSROOM IS THE CELL PHONES.

AND I THINK IT'S THE REASON WE'RE LOSING SOME OF THE TEACHERS THAT WE'RE LOSING BECAUSE IT IS VERY HARD.

THEY'RE GETTING THEY HAVE TO MANAGE THE PARENTS AND THEY HAVE TO MANAGE A GREAT BOOK AND COMMUNICATING AS WE EXPECT.

AND THEN YOU PUT THE CELL PHONES ON TOP OF IT.

THAT'S THE NUMBER ONE CLASSROOM.

MANAGEMENT CONCERN THEY HAVE AND THEY JUST WEAR DOWN AND THEN AT THE END OF IT, THEY JUST STOP ADDRESSING IT BECAUSE THEY'RE THEY'RE TOO TIRED TO DO SO.

AND THEY THEY HAVEN'T SEEN THE RESULTS.

THEY HAVEN'T SEEN STUDENTS COMPLYING WITH WHAT THEY'RE ASKING.

AND SO INSTEAD OF CONTINUING THAT DAILY FIGHT, THEY GIVE THAT FIGHT UP AND STUDENTS INCREASE THE USE OF THE CELL PHONES. SO THANKFULLY, THERE IS SO MUCH THIS IS A VERY COMPLEX TOPIC.

SO HOPEFULLY I MESSAGE THAT TO WHERE, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE WE COULD TALK ALL DAY ABOUT IT.

THANK YOU, MR. CHOATE, SO MUCH.

AND I DO THINK IT'S JUST IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE THAT THE WE KNOW THAT CELL PHONES THERE HAVE BEEN SO MANY STUDIES THAT HAVE SHOWN THAT THE USE OF CELL PHONES, IT'S IT'S AKIN TO AN ADDICTION.

YOU KNOW, WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE ADULTS, THERE ARE STUDENTS WHO HAVE TO CHECK THEIR PHONE, YOU KNOW, MAYBE ONCE EVERY 4 TO 5 MINUTES TO FIND OUT.

IS THERE A NEW PIECE OF INFORMATION? IS HAS SOMEONE LIKE, DO I NEED TO I NEED TO DOCUMENT WHERE I'M AT OR WHAT I'VE EATEN OR WHAT WHAT'S WHAT I'M WHAT I'M WORKING ON OR RECORD THAT TICK TOCK OR WHATEVER IT IS.

[01:20:02]

AND, AND SO TO TO JUST ASSUME THAT A STUDENT CAN MANAGE THAT WE AS THE ADULTS HAVE TO DO SOMETHING TO HELP THEM LEARN HOW TO MANAGE THAT, BECAUSE IT'S JUST TOO TEMPTING.

AND I WILL BE HONEST, AS AN ADULT, I DIDN'T HAVE A CELL PHONE AS A STUDENT, BUT AS I'M AN ADULT AND THE AMOUNT OF INFORMATION THAT I HAVE TO MANAGE, THE IMMEDIACY THAT PEOPLE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO GET IN CONTACT WITH ME, I KNOW THAT I AM SOMETIMES FIND MYSELF ADDICTED TO THE CELL PHONE WHEN I WAS ON EVEN ON A VACATION THIS SUMMER.

I KNOW TO PUT IT DOWN AND I HAVE TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE TO PUT IT DOWN AND PUT IT OUT OF SIGHT.

IT IS A DISCIPLINE.

IT'S A DISCIPLINE.

AND WE AS THE ADULTS, OUR STUDENTS COME TO SCHOOL TO LEARN.

AND WE NEED TO HELP CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT IN A DISCIPLINE THAT LETS THEM KNOW THEY ARE GOING TO BE JUST FINE IF THEY DON'T SEE THAT CELL PHONE DURING THAT THAT THAT LEARNING TIME.

DR. GIBBONS, KEEP GOING, PLEASE.

YES, MA'AM. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO JUST A QUICK REVIEW OF WHERE OUR CURRENT POLICY IS BEFORE WE WOULD LOOK TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE NEW ONE, JUST TO JUST TO REMEMBER THAT THERE EVEN IN 2012, WE DID RECOMMEND A CELL PHONE FREE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT, IF YOU'LL SEE THE TOP THE TOP SENTENCE THERE WHERE WE WERE PROHIBITING THAT UNLESS UNLESS WE HAD PERMISSION, UNLESS THE STUDENT HAD PERMISSION.

WE ALSO AGAIN, IT WAS UPDATED IN 2012.

WE ALSO HAD MULTIPLE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICES.

IF YOU WANT A BLAST FROM THE PAST, YOU'RE WELCOME TO READ THROUGH THAT BECAUSE IT MENTIONS BLACKBERRYS AND TWO WAY RADIOS AND PAGERS AND IPADS AND PODS AND ALL THOSE.

SO WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE UPDATED THAT AND JUST WAS MORE CONCISE WITH WHAT WE HAD FOR THE KIDS.

AND THEN WE ALSO IN THIS POLICY ADDRESSED BRING YOUR OWN DEVICE.

SO TEN YEARS AGO, WE WERE REALLY TRYING TO ENCOURAGE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICES TO GO INTO THE CLASSROOM SO THAT THEY COULD BE A TOOL FOR INSTRUCTION.

BUT NOW THAT WE'VE GOTTEN 1 TO 1 AND WE HAVE THOSE ABILITIES FOR OUR TEACHERS AND OUR STUDENTS TO ACCESS, WE DON'T WE DON'T NEED THE BYOD PART OF THAT POLICY ANYMORE.

SO THAT'S WHAT WE LOOK TO REMOVE.

SO IF YOU'LL GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

THIS IS JUST THE RED LINE VERSION OF THE NEW POLICY.

SO AS YOU CAN SEE, WE'VE DEFINED WHAT AN ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DEVICE IS.

IT'S JUST ONE SENTENCE, I THINK TWO OR THREE SENTENCES DOWN THERE.

WE PUT IN THE VIOLATION GUIDELINES FOR EVERY WE WANTED SOME UNIFORMITY AROUND WHAT THAT LOOKED LIKE FOR OUR CAMPUSES.

SO YOU'LL SEE ONE, TWO AND THREE DISCUSSING WITH THE VIOLATION WHAT THE GUIDELINES WOULD BE FOR THAT.

AND I'LL MAKE SPECIAL NOTE THAT IT DOES SAY WE WILL NOT BE CHARGING CURRENTLY.

WE WILL NOT BE CHARGING FOR STUDENTS TO GET THEIR CELL PHONE BACK.

THAT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT WE WANTED TO PURSUE AT THIS TIME.

AND WE JUST, LIKE I MENTIONED, REMOVED OUTDATED VERBIAGE OF PAGERS AND IPODS AND THOSE KINDS OF THINGS.

SO WE JUST WANTED TO UPDATE IT FOR THE MORE OFFICIAL TERMS OF WHAT WE'RE USING RIGHT NOW.

BUT THE PRINCIPLE OF THE POLICY IS, YOU CAN SEE THERE ON THE LEFT STAYS THE SAME.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

AND DR. GIBBONS, I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT WE DID HAVE CONVERSATIONS AROUND CHARGING FOR THE INAPPROPRIATE USE OF OF CELL PHONES OR VIOLATING THE POLICY.

AND WE HAD A SEVERAL YEARS AGO A BIG COMMITTEE THAT STUDIED THAT.

AND ONE OF THE FINDINGS WAS THAT WAS A SITUATION IN WHICH WE PRESENTED A GREAT INEQUITY FOR OUR FAMILIES WHO POTENTIALLY COULD NOT AFFORD TO COME AND PAY THAT FINE TO PICK THAT UP, THAT IT WAS SOMETHING THAT COULD NOT BE NECESSARILY APPLIED FAIRLY TO ALL FAMILIES BASED UPON ECONOMIC STATUS.

AND THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY WE DO NOT HAVE THAT CURRENTLY IN OUR PROCESS.

YES. THANK YOU, MS.. BRANUM.

SO THE NEXT PART HERE, WE'RE JUST TALKING ABOUT CAN YOU CLICK ONE MORE CLICK THERE FOR ME, BRIAN, THE ENFORCEMENT.

THANK YOU. SO WHAT WE WHAT ARE WE DOING TO SUPPORT THIS CHANGE OR THIS RENAMING, IF YOU WILL, OF THE POLICY? SO, OF COURSE, WE NEED TO RE COMMUNICATE EXPECTATIONS AND THE VIOLATIONS.

I MEAN, THAT'S PER POLICY.

THOSE ARE THINGS THAT WE NEED TO DO AND WE NEED TO BE UNIFORMED.

AND HOW WE DO THAT ACROSS THE DISTRICT AND ACROSS OUR CAMPUSES, WE'VE REVAMPED THE GUIDELINES.

SO IF YOU'LL CLICK ON THAT CELL PHONE GUIDELINES, BRIAN, IF YOU DON'T MIND, THIS IS OUR DRAFT, OF COURSE, DEPENDENT UPON APPROVAL.

BUT YOU CAN SEE WE'VE GOT OUR STATEMENT OF EXPECTATIONS.

WE'VE GOT WHAT THE CONSEQUENCES MAY LOOK LIKE.

AND THERE'S I THINK IT GOES THROUGH SIX, SIX INSTANCES OF WHAT WE WOULD DO FOR A CELL PHONE VIOLATION.

I WANT YOU TO JUST REMEMBER, WE ARE NOT LOOKING TO EXPEL STUDENTS OR ANYTHING TO THAT EXTENT OVER A CELL PHONE.

THOSE ARE NOT THAT IS NOT OUR INTENT.

AND SO WE'RE THROUGH EACH OFFENSE.

WE WILL BE WORKING WITH THE CAMPUS, WORKING WITH THE STUDENT, WORKING WITH THE PARENTS TO MAKE SURE WE'RE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE AS TO HOW THAT LOOKS.

BUT THEY'RE ALL GOING TO BE CATEGORY ONE, IF YOU WILL, OFFENSES, WHICH IS A CAMPUS BASED DISCIPLINE.

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WE WANT OUR CAMPUSES TO HANDLE THAT AND BUILD THE RELATIONSHIPS WITH THEIR THEIR COMMUNITY AS BEST THEY CAN.

I THANK YOU, BRIAN. YOU CAN GO BACK TO THE THE SLIDE.

WE HAVE CAMPUS CAMPUS SIGNAGE COMING OUT.

IF YOU DON'T MIND GOING BACK.

THANK YOU. IF YOU'LL SEE THERE AT THE BOTTOM.

RIGHT, WE HAVE A CELL PHONE FREE ZONE THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE POSTING IN ALL OF OUR CLASSROOMS AND OUR HALLWAYS AS WELL AS BEST WE CAN AND PUSH THOSE OUT.

SO THAT WILL BE JUST SOMETHING AS A VERBAL AND A VISUAL REMINDER THAT OUR TEACHERS ARE ABLE TO USE AND THEN ALSO THAT OUR OUR STUDENTS CAN SEE.

WE DO HAVE WE'RE GOING TO RUN A PILOT THROUGH FOREST MEADOW AND WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT A LITTLE IN A LITTLE BIT MORE DETAIL HERE AND A LITTLE BIT WITH OUR WITH YONDER POUCHES, WHICH IS A PRODUCT THAT HAS BEEN USED TO TRY TO CONTAIN CELL PHONE USAGE AT CAMPUSES AND PUBLIC VENUES AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

SO WE'RE GOING TO PILOT THAT AND THEN WE'RE PRODUCING AS WE SPEAK OR AS WE'RE MOVING FORWARD TO THE FIRST DAY, SOME TEACHER TALKING POINTS JUST TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE UNIFORMITY ACROSS THE DISTRICT AS TO WHAT TEACHERS COULD BE TELLING AND TALKING THROUGH WITH THEIR STUDENTS DAY ONE THROUGH DAY, YOU KNOW, THE FIRST FEW DAYS.

AND I KNOW I'VE I'VE TALKED A LOT ABOUT VIOLATIONS AND WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO BE DOING.

BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW AND BE ASSURED THAT THIS IS NOT SOMETHING WE'RE GOING TO FOCUS ON THE NEGATIVE AROUND.

I MEAN, THIS IS GOING TO DEFINITELY BE A POSITIVE A PBIS TYPE INTERVENTION, THE POSITIVE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS WHERE WE'RE GOING TO FOCUS ON THE POSITIVE.

SO WHEN STUDENTS ARE DOING THE RIGHT THING AND THINGS ARE GOING WELL AND BEING CONSISTENT IN THAT MANNER, THEN WE'RE GOING TO REWARD THAT AND WE'RE GOING TO OBSERVE THAT AND RECOGNIZE THAT. SO THAT'S GOING TO BE OUR BIG FOCUS.

SO HOW WE ENFORCE THIS IS GOING TO BE CRITICAL.

DR. GIBBONS, I JUST WANT TO PAUSE THERE FOR JUST A SECOND AND HIT A COUPLE OF THINGS.

FIRST OF ALL, I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT YOU NOTED THAT SEVERAL YEARS AGO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES IS A PART OF THE WORK THAT WE WANTED TO DO AROUND ENSURING THAT EVERY STUDENT, WHILE WE WERE A PRETTY STRONG BEARD DISTRICT, THE BOARD DID RECOGNIZE THAT THERE WERE STILL GAPS IN FAMILIES, MAYBE WHO COULD NOT PROVIDE A DEVICE THAT COULD FUNCTION IN THE WAY THAT OUR TEACHERS WERE ASKING STUDENTS TO DESIGN EVIDENCE OF LEARNING.

SOME STUDENTS MAY HAVE A DEVICE THAT WAS TEN YEARS OLD AND COULDN'T DOWNLOAD A CERTAIN APP, OR THERE WERE MULTIPLE DIFFERENT PLATFORMS, AND OUR TEACHERS WERE TRYING TO MANAGE A CLASS IN WHICH THERE MIGHT BE THREE OR FOUR MODELS OF PHONES AND DIFFERENT, AND THEY COULD NOT USE ONE SOLUTION TO HELP TEACH THE ENTIRE CLASSROOM.

AND SO AS A BOARD, THEY DID INVEST AND USE BOND DOLLARS TO PROVIDE A 1 TO 1 ENVIRONMENT, WHICH MEANS EVERY STUDENT IS ISSUED A DISTRICT DEVICE. AND I BELIEVE THAT WAS A BIG PART OF THE CONVERSATIONS THAT WE HAD AS A LEADERSHIP TEAM.

AND OUR CABINET TEAM WAS WE KNOW THAT OUR PARENTS HAVE BECOME ACCUSTOMED TO BEING ABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH THEIR STUDENTS.

AND SO AS WE WERE DEVELOPING THIS UPDATED POLICY, WELL, I KNOW IT'S GOING TO BE A SHIFT IN THINKING AGAIN, I'M A MOM OF A TEENAGER, AND I KNOW IT'S GOING TO BE A SHIFT IN THINKING FOR ME AS WELL.

THERE IS, THERE ARE ALTERNATIVE WAYS THAT OUR PARENTS AND OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS CAN GET A HOLD OF OUR STUDENTS, WHETHER IT'S THROUGH EMAIL OR OTHER CHROMEBOOK TOOLS THAT ARE SECONDARY STUDENTS HAVE WHERE THAT COMMUNICATION CAN STILL OCCUR.

IT MAY NOT BE INSTANT LIKE IT IS ON A TEXT MESSAGE.

THERE MAY NOT BE AN INSTANT NOTIFICATION LIKE THERE IS ON A TEXT MESSAGE, BUT THERE IS STILL A WAY THAT IF THERE'S A SCHEDULE CHANGE OR A REMINDER ABOUT A DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT, ALL OF THOSE THINGS CAN CAN STILL BE DONE USING THEIR CHROMEBOOK.

THE OTHER THING THAT I'VE READ A LOT OF AND I WANT TO THANK, I REALLY BELIEVE THIS PROCESS HAS MODELED THE WAY THAT WE WOULD WANT TO HAVE ALL DECISIONS COME FORWARD.

WE IDENTIFIED A PROBLEM, WE RESEARCHED A SOLUTION.

WE BROUGHT FORWARD A RECOMMENDATION, WE RECEIVED FEEDBACK, AND WE ADJUSTED BASED UPON THAT FEEDBACK WE RECEIVED PROBABLY CLOSE TO BETWEEN MY EMAIL AND LET'S TALK PROBABLY ABOUT 400 INDIVIDUAL COMMUNICATIONS.

THERE WAS ALSO, I KNOW THIS SURPRISES YOU, SOME SOCIAL MEDIA CONVERSATIONS THAT HAPPENED AROUND THIS RECOMMENDATION AS WELL.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS I HEARD A LOT THAT WAS IT WAS SUGGESTED BY MANY COMMUNITY MEMBERS WAS, WELL, WHY CAN'T A TEACHER JUST HAVE A BIN OR USE THE SHOW THE SHOE BIN HOLDERS AND JUST COLLECT PHONES EVERY CLASS PERIOD? AND I WILL TELL YOU, IT'S PROBABLY IN THE PRINCIPLES YOU CAN SHAKE YOUR HEAD YES OR NO.

IF I'M WRONG, I CAN'T TELL YOU.

I HEARD EQUALLY PASSIONATELY FROM TEACHER AFTER TEACHER AFTER TEACHER SAYING, PLEASE DON'T ASK ME TO DO THAT.

WHEN YOU ASK ME TO COLLECT THAT PHONE EVERY CLASS PERIOD, THEN I'M WASTING INSTRUCTIONAL TIME ASKING THEM TO PUT IT IN.

AND WHY, AS ADULTS, IN OUR MINDS, WE CAN'T IMAGINE THAT A STUDENT'S GOING TO PUSH BACK.

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JUST TAKE THE PHONE. THE STUDENT AGAIN IN THAT MOMENT, THIS IS THEY WANT TO CLICK ON IT EVERY 4 MINUTES.

AND I DON'T WANT TO GIVE YOU MY PHONE AGAIN.

WE'RE NOT TAKING YOUR PHONE.

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO GIVE IT SO YOU CAN FOCUS ON INSTRUCTIONAL TIME.

AND THE TEACHERS HAVE HAVE BEGGED TO NOT BE THE ONES THAT HAVE TO, AS MR. CHOATE SAID BEAUTIFULLY, BE THE ONES TO HAVE TO BATTLE THAT.

AND SO, AGAIN, OUR TEAM WAS COMMITTED TO DOING EVERYTHING WE COULD TO PUT IN POLICY.

AND THEN AS WELL AS TO ADDRESS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A WHEN A STUDENT DECIDES TO NOT FOLLOW THAT POLICY, TO PUT ENOUGH MEASURES IN PLACE SO THAT THE TEACHERS DID NOT HAVE TO BATTLE, THAT EVERY CLASS PERIOD.

NOW, THAT DOES NOT MEAN THE TEACHER IS FULLY REMOVED FROM WHAT WE'RE PROPOSING EITHER IN THIS BECAUSE TEACHERS ARE STILL GOING TO HAVE TO MONITOR A STUDENT EVEN IF WE HAVE IT, AS WE HAVE RECOMMENDED NOW, EXCEPT FOR ENFORCEMENT OF JUNIOR HIGH AT OUR OTHER SITES.

IF A STUDENT HAS IT OFTEN IN THEIR BACKPACK, WE KNOW THAT TEMPTATION IS STILL GOING TO BE THERE.

AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE STUDENTS WHO SAY, I'M JUST GOING TO CHECK MY SNAPCHAT REAL QUICK TO SEE WHAT RESPONSE I HAD.

IT'S STILL GOING TO HAPPEN.

AND SO WE WE TEACHERS, PRINCIPALS, ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS, OUR ENTIRE STAFF IS GOING TO HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF HELPING TO MONITOR AND ENFORCE THIS.

BUT THAT PERIOD BY PERIOD EXPECTATION WAS JUST SOMETHING THAT THEY BEGGED FOR US NOT TO PUT ON THEIR PLATE AND ADD ONE MORE THING.

SO I JUST I WANTED TO BE VERY CLEAR AND AND AGAIN, I APPRECIATE THE SUGGESTIONS OF THE COMMUNITY, AND I ABSOLUTELY UNDERSTAND WHY WE BELIEVE THAT THAT MIGHT BE AN EASY SOLUTION.

BUT JUST WANT TO SHARE FROM THE PRACTITIONER'S POINT OF VIEW WHY THAT THAT IS A CHALLENGE.

AND I DON'T KNOW IF MS..

CAGE OR MS..

JONES, IF YOU ALL WANT TO ADDRESS AT ALL THAT COMPONENT OF TEACHER FEEDBACK.

THANK YOU, MS.. JONES.

I'M JUST LOOKING AT THROUGH THE EYES OF A TEACHER, I WOULD JUST INVITE ANYONE TO SPEND A DAY ON A SECONDARY CAMPUS TO SEE WHAT IT'S LIKE.

AND WE'RE NOT DOING THIS JUST TO SAY THAT WE WANT PHONES TO BE PUT AWAY TO PUNISH KIDS.

IT IS JUST KIND OF OUTRAGEOUS WHAT WE'RE HAVING TO DEAL WITH.

THE PHONES NEVER GO AWAY.

THEY PUT THEM IN THEIR THEIR POCKETS.

THEY HIDE THEM. THEY'RE ON THEIR PHONES DURING PASSING PERIODS.

THEY'LL THEY'LL BE ON THEIR PHONES TO GO TO THE RESTROOMS. IT'S JUST VERY, VERY DIFFICULT.

AND FROM A TEACHER'S EYES, THEY WANT SUPPORT.

THEY WANT TO BE ABLE TO TEACH.

THEY WANT TO BE ABLE TO HAVE ENGAGING LESSONS AND TO HAVE TO PUT THIS ON THE TEACHERS.

IT'S JUST ONE MORE THING.

AND IT'S JUST VERY, VERY DIFFICULT BECAUSE AS SUPERINTENDENT BRANUM SAID, KIDS AREN'T GOING TO GIVE YOU THEIR PHONES AND THEY'RE NOT IT'S NOT AS SIMPLE AS PUT THIS IN THE BOX.

THEY WON'T. AND THAT BECOMES A FIGHT.

AND THEN THINGS GET RECORDED AND CONFRONTATIONS GET POSTED AND IT JUST GOES VIRAL.

AND IT'S ANOTHER ISSUE THAT YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH.

SO SPEAKING FROM THE TEACHER, IF WE COULD GET SOME SUPPORT, ANY SUPPORT WITH A CAMPUS WIDE, DISTRICT WIDE SYSTEM TO TAKE SOMETHING OFF OF THEIR PLATE SO THEY'RE NOT HAVING TO MANAGE IT IN THEIR CLASSROOM.

SO WE'RE NOT HAVING TO WORRY ABOUT TEACHERS WHO DO FOLLOW THE RULES, TEACHERS WHO DON'T FOLLOW THE RULES, AND THEN LISTENING TO KIDS, WELL, I CAN USE IT IN THIS CLASS, BUT I CAN'T USE IT IN THIS CLASS.

IF WE CAN HAVE A BLANKET STATEMENT, A BLANKET PROGRAM TO USE THAT, THAT'S REALLY WHAT THE TEACHERS WANT, BECAUSE THEY ARE THEY'RE EXHAUSTED AND THEY REALLY WANT TO BE ABLE TO TEACH.

SO. I FEEL LIKE I'M JUST ECHOING WHAT CHOATE AND JONES HAVE SAID.

BUT OUR TEACHERS ARE SO TIRED OF HAVING TO DEAL WITH CELL PHONES, IT BECOMES VERY COMBATIVE IN THE CLASSROOMS AND IT TAKES AWAY FROM INSTRUCTION.

THEY CANNOT FOCUS ON WHAT THE TEACHER IS TELLING THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE HIDING THE PHONES IN POCKETS.

THEY'RE HIDING THEM IN BOOKS.

THEY ARE UTILIZING THEM BEHIND THE CHROMEBOOK SCREENS.

AND, YOU KNOW, UNLESS THE TEACHER IS STANDING BEHIND AND CAN SEE, THEY DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT IS ACTUALLY BEHIND THAT CHROMEBOOK SCREEN.

IF WE HAD LIKE LIKE SHE JUST SAID, IF WE HAD A BLANKET STATEMENT THAT SAID IN THE CLASSROOM, AT THE VERY LEAST IN THE CLASSROOM, THAT THE CELL PHONES ARE NOT BEING USED.

THAT TAKES A LOT OF PRESSURE OFF OF THE TEACHERS.

AND THAT'S JUST ONE BATTLE THAT THEY DON'T HAVE TO FIGHT EVERY DAY.

AND SO I JUST IN BEHALF OF THE WHOLE SECONDARY TEAM, I THINK I'M GLAD THAT WE ARE MOVING IN THIS DIRECTION AND I'M VERY EXCITED.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU BOTH SO MUCH.

THE OTHER THING THAT I THINK I REALLY DO WANT TO SPEAK TO AS WELL, AND AGAIN, I'LL BE VERY HONEST, WHEN MY DAUGHTER ASKED THIS QUESTION TO, YOU KNOW, MOM, IS THIS FAIR THAT I MAKE GOOD CHOICES WITH MY PHONE, I MAKE I HAVE GOOD GRADES.

AND, YOU KNOW, I TRY NOT TO BE A DISRUPTION IN MY CLASS.

AND, YOU KNOW, I TRIED TO DO ALL THE RIGHT THINGS.

SO WHY AM I HAVING TO GIVE UP MY CELL PHONE? AND I THINK THAT THAT IS A LEGITIMATE QUESTION.

BUT ALSO, WHEN I WAS ABLE TO DIG IN AND ASK HER SOME QUESTIONS, YOU KNOW, SHE IDENTIFIED OPPORTUNITIES WHERE IF THERE WAS 15 MINUTES AT THE END OF CLASS TO TO

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WORK ON HOMEWORK SO THAT THEY COULD WORK ON HOMEWORK.

AND IF THEY HAD CHALLENGES WITH IT, THE TEACHER WAS THERE TO HELP THEM.

WHY THEY BEGAN THEIR HOMEWORK.

SHE WOULD ADMIT THAT THERE WERE TIMES WHEN SHE WOULD BE ON HER PHONE INSTEAD OF DOING THAT HOMEWORK.

AND I SAID, IMAGINE IF YOU HAD WORKED THAT 15 MINUTES ON YOUR HOMEWORK AND YOU WOULDN'T HAVE HAD TO DO IT AT 11:00 AT NIGHT, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU WERE STUDYING.

AND THEN THE OTHER THING THAT I THINK IS IMPORTANT IS THERE ARE TIMES AS I THINK A COMMUNITY WHERE WE SOMETIMES DO THINGS FOR THE GOOD OF THE COMMUNITY.

ONE OF THE ONE OF THE ANALOGIES THAT I THINK I'VE TALKED TO A COUPLE OF YOU ABOUT AS WE'VE BEEN ON THIS JOURNEY IS, YOU KNOW, WHEN WE I DON'T I BELIEVE THAT I'M A GOOD PATRON OF OUR AIRPORTS.

I INTEND NO HARM EVER.

WHEN I FLY ON AN AIRPLANE, I DON'T CARRY CONTRABAND ON AN AIRPLANE, NONE OF THOSE THINGS.

AND YET WHEN I GO THROUGH AIRPORT SECURITY, I'M GOING TO TAKE OFF MY SHOES.

I'M GOING TO TAKE OFF MY MY BELT OR ANYTHING ELSE THAT NEEDS TO GO THROUGH THE SECURITY.

I'M GOING TO PUT MY LUGGAGE UP THERE AND I'M VERY INCONVENIENCED.

IT TAKES ME LONGER, I MEAN, ALL OF THOSE THINGS.

BUT I KNOW THAT I'M DOING THAT BECAUSE IT'S FOR THE GOOD OF THE OVERALL COMMUNITY, IT'S FOR THE HEALTH OF OUR COMMUNITY.

IT'S TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF ALL OF THOSE THAT ARE AROUND ME, NOT JUST MYSELF.

AND I THINK THAT THAT IS AN OPPORTUNITY THAT WE HAVE TO MODEL FOR OUR STUDENTS AS WELL.

SO JUST WANTED TO SHARE SHARE A LITTLE BIT OF THOSE PERSPECTIVES AS WELL.

DR. GIBBONS, PLEASE KEEP GOING.

YES, MA'AM. THANK YOU. CAN YOU GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE? SO AS YOU CAN SEE, AS THE PRINCIPALS HAVE MENTIONED, THE ANTICIPATED BENEFITS THAT WE SEE WHEN WE LOOK AT THINGS THAT WILL INCREASE.

OF COURSE, WE WANT INSTRUCTIONAL ENGAGEMENT TO INCREASE A BELL TO BELL TYPE INSTRUCTION HAPPENING.

WE WANT TO INCREASE FACE TO FACE STUDENT INTERACTION.

WE WANT THAT TO BE A PRIORITY THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

AND THEN, OF COURSE, ACADEMIC SUCCESS, WHICH IS THE FOCUS OF LOTS OF OUR WORK AND OUR NORTH STAR IS STUDENT LEARNING AND THEN TEACHER RETENTION.

AS THE PRINCIPALS HAVE ALSO MENTIONED, IT CAN BECOME A VERY VOLATILE SITUATION THAT TEACHERS SOMETIMES JUST IT'S TOO MUCH AND THEY GIVE UP ON IT.

AND WE WANT TO DECREASE THE SOCIAL MEDIA DISTRACTIONS.

WE WANT OUR STUDENTS FOCUSED DURING THE INSTRUCTIONAL DAY IN STUDENT CONFLICT, AS OUR PRINCIPALS HAVE MENTIONED AS WELL.

SO THOSE ARE OUR ANTICIPATED BENEFITS AND OUTCOMES.

GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO THIS IS WE MENTIONED EARLIER THAT WE HAVE WE'RE MOVING FORWARD WITH A PILOT PROGRAM AT FOREST METAL JUNIOR HIGH, AND WE DO HAVE OUR FORCE MIDDLE JUNIOR HIGH ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF HERE. AND WE WANTED TO JUST KIND OF SHARE WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT THINGS THAT WE'RE DOING IN ORDER TO SUPPORT THIS.

SO FROM A DISTRICT AND A CAMPUS SUPPORT, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE SEVERAL DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS WITHIN OUR DISTRICT THAT ARE GOING TO HELP SUPPORT.

WE HAVE OUR STUDENT SERVICES.

WE HAVE THE AMAZING JENNY BATES, WHO'S THE LEARNING COMMUNITY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR LAKE HIGHLANDS, WHO IS GOING TO WORK ONE ON ONE WITH THE ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF.

WE'LL, OF COURSE, HAVE OUR SAFETY AND SECURITY DEPARTMENT INVOLVED.

WE'LL HAVE CAMPUS ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT.

WE'LL DO IMPLEMENTATION AND PLANNING, AS WE DO WITH ANY OTHER PILOT TYPE PROGRAM.

AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO RECEIVE ONGOING SUPPORT AND FEEDBACK, AND WE'RE GOING TO GET A MECHANISM GOING FOR OUR CAMPUS CAMPUS TO THE DISTRICT AND ALSO A CAMPUS TO PARENTS, HOW IT'S GOING, HOW WE'RE PROGRESSING THROUGH THAT.

AND AS FAR AS YONDR GOES, THE THE COMPANY THAT WE'RE USING, THEY HAVE SUPPORT, PLANNING.

THEY WERE ALREADY HAVING SOME MEETINGS TODAY TO EVEN START TALKING THROUGH THE IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS.

THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE ONSITE SUPPORT WHERE THERE'S PEOPLE FROM YONDR, STAFF FROM YONDR WHO HAVE IMPLEMENTED THIS IN MULTIPLE CAMPUSES ARE GOING TO BE ON CAMPUS FOR THE FIRST FEW DAYS AND THEN THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE REGULAR FOLLOW UP.

OF COURSE, WE'LL HAVE RESTOCK OF ANY DAMAGE POUCHES, ANY OF THOSE THINGS.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT A LACK OF SUPPLY.

AND THEN THEY HAVE AN ONGOING SUPPORT CUSTOMER SUPPORT SERVICE PROGRAM WITH THEM ON THEIR WEBSITE.

AS YOU USE THEIR PRODUCT, THEY HAVE A TON OF DIFFERENT RESOURCES FROM POLICIES TO SITUATIONS, QUESTION AND Q&A TYPE DOCUMENTS.

SO WE FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH YONDR AND THE SUPPORT THAT THEY'RE GOING TO GIVE US AS WELL.

I KNOW BERT LOVES THIS SO MUCH, BUT I AM GOING TO INVITE HER TO COME UP AND JUST HAVE HER SHARE FOR JUST.

AND YOU CAN BE BRIEF.

BUT WHY WAS PILOTING YONDR SOMETHING THAT, YOU KNOW, IT WAS SOMETHING THAT YOU WERE WILLING TO DO AND WHY? I MEAN, AND REALLY, YOU WERE ONE OF OUR FIRST JUNIOR HIGHS THAT SAID, PLEASE, I'LL PILOT THIS.

IF YOU COULD JUST SHARE A LITTLE BIT ABOUT YOUR WHY.

YES. THANK YOU FOR THIS LOVELY OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TO YOU ON A WHIM.

YES. SO FOREST MEADOW HAS AGREED TO PILOT THIS PROGRAM.

AND I CAN TELL YOU WITH CERTAINTY THAT 100% OF OUR STAFF IS ON BOARD.

WE HAVE SPOKEN ABOUT IT AND WE HAVE MADE COLLECTIVE COMMITMENTS TO EACH OTHER AND TO OUR COMMUNITY, AS WELL AS OUR STUDENTS, THAT WE, TOO, WILL MIRROR THOSE EXPECTATIONS.

WE BELIEVE IN OUR STUDENTS SUCCESS.

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WE PRIORITIZE OUR STUDENT SUCCESS, JUST AS I KNOW THE OTHER SECONDARY CAMPUSES DO.

BUT WE ALSO PRIDE OURSELVES IN OUR INNOVATION AND OUR OUT-OF-THE-BOX THINKING.

AND WE KNOW THAT CELL PHONE USE WITH OUR STUDENTS IS A BIG BARRIER TO THEIR SUCCESS.

WE HAVE MADE INCREDIBLE GAINS ACADEMICALLY OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS AT FOREST MEADOW THAT WE'RE INCREDIBLY PROUD OF, AND WE WANT TO CONTINUE THAT MOMENTUM.

AND WE KNOW THAT THIS IS A DISTRACTION THAT WE NEED TO REMOVE IN ORDER TO CONTINUE THAT MOMENTUM.

SO WE ARE EXCITED AT THIS OPPORTUNITY TO PILOT THIS PROGRAM.

WE ARE KIND OF, I DON'T KNOW, A LITTLE GIDDY ABOUT IT BECAUSE WE REALLY ARE INTERESTED TO SEE HOW EXACTLY THIS CAN BENEFIT OUR CAMPUS, OUR STUDENTS, OUR COMMUNITY.

I KNOW THERE ARE SOME HESITATIONS.

I'M A PARENT MYSELF, SO I UNDERSTAND WHERE THOSE ARE COMING FROM.

BUT I HOPE THAT OUR COMMUNITY TRUSTS US AND KNOWS THAT WE WOULD NEVER DO ANYTHING THAT WOULD PUT THEIR KIDS IN HARM'S WAY, THAT WE TRULY FEEL THAT THIS IS A BENEFIT TO THEIR OVERALL ACADEMIC SUCCESS, WHICH COMES IN MANY FORMS. IT'S NOT JUST ACADEMICALLY SPEAKING, IT'S SOCIALLY, IT'S EMOTIONALLY, IT'S FINE ARTS AND ATHLETICS.

AND WHEN WE REMOVE THE CELL PHONE THAT THEY WANT TO CHECK EVERY 4 MINUTES AND THEY WANT TO GET THOSE LIKES AND THEY GO INTO THE BATHROOM AND THEY TAKE THOSE SELFIES IN THE MIRROR AND THEY POST THEM, AND THAT BECOMES THE FOCUS, NOT WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE CLASSROOM.

AND WE NEED TO CHANGE THAT FOR OUR STUDENTS BECAUSE THEY DESERVE THAT FOR US.

JUST EVERY STUDENT, EVERY DAY, EVERY LEADER, EVERY DAY.

AND AT FOREST MEADOW, WE REALLY, TRULY BELIEVE IN THAT.

AND IF ONE STUDENT AND ONE CELL PHONE IS DISTRACTING THE LEARNING, THEN WE'RE NOT GIVING OUR BEST TO ALL.

SO FOR US, IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US TO AT LEAST TRY IT.

IF IT DOESN'T WORK, WE'RE OKAY TO SAY IT DOESN'T WORK, BUT AT LEAST WE CAN MOVE ON TO THAT NEXT STEP TO FINDING A TOOL TO BENEFIT ALL OF OUR STUDENTS AT THE SECONDARY CAMPUS.

THANK YOU, MS.. BART. AND I LOVE WHAT SHE SAID THERE AT THE END.

YOU KNOW, THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO TRY SOMETHING.

WE DID EXTENSIVE RESEARCH ON THE UNDER POUCH.

IT HAS BEEN USED BY MANY HIGH SCHOOLS, SECONDARY CAMPUSES AROUND THE COUNTRY.

AND WE TALKED SPECIFICALLY TO THOSE PRINCIPALS TO UNDERSTAND THE OUTCOMES AND IT WAS OVERWHELMINGLY POSITIVE.

YES, WE ARE AWARE OF THE DIFFERENT HACKS THAT WERE OUT THERE AND HOW STUDENTS TRY TO CIRCUMVENT THE SYSTEM.

BUT EVEN WITH THOSE, AGAIN, YONDER HAS IDENTIFIED STRATEGIES THAT HELP MITIGATE EVEN THOSE HACKS.

SO AGAIN, THIS IS, I THINK HOW WE ADJUSTED BASED UPON FEEDBACK WAS WE'RE GOING TO TRY IT AT ONE CAMPUS BEFORE WE INVEST A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF FISCAL RESOURCES.

WE'RE GOING TO TRY IT AT ONE CAMPUS.

WE'RE GOING TO EVALUATE THAT AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO MAKE DECISIONS MOVING FORWARD.

I THINK THE OTHER REALLY IMPORTANT THING THAT MS. BERT MENTIONED IS THE SHARED COMMITMENT OF THE ADULTS IN THE BUILDING.

AND I KNOW I HAD A CONVERSATION WITH ALL OF OUR SECONDARY PRINCIPALS AND SO PROUD OF THEIR LEADERSHIP THAT THEY ALL HAD REALLY HARD CONVERSATIONS WITH THEIR STAFFS AROUND HOW ARE WE MODELING THINGS AS ADULTS? AND THAT IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THEY ARE CONSIDERATE AND THOUGHTFUL ABOUT THEIR CELL PHONE USE DURING THE DAY THAT WE THINK ABOUT.

IF WE WANT STUDENTS TO BE ENGAGED, THEN AS THEY SAID, WE NEED TO HAVE ENGAGING INSTRUCTION.

AND SO HOW ARE WE TEACHING BELL TO BELL AND HOW ARE WE ENSURING THAT STUDENTS HAVE A REASON TO FOCUS ON LEARNING BELL TO BELL AND SO PROUD THAT OUR PRINCIPALS HAVE HAD THOSE CONVERSATIONS, THE COMMITMENT TO ENFORCING THIS, THAT WHILE WE'VE TRIED TO DO AS MUCH AS WE CAN TO PROVIDE COVER FOR TEACHERS, THAT THIS IS THE DISTRICT POLICY, THIS IS HOW WE'RE GOING TO ENFORCE IT.

WE STILL NEED ALL TEACHERS TO HOLD OUR STUDENTS ACCOUNTABLE FOR KEEPING THOSE CELL PHONES PUT AWAY.

AND I BELIEVE THAT WE REALLY.

HAVE THAT SHARED COMMITMENT IN THAT WORK.

AND I JUST SO APPRECIATE THE PRINCIPALS LEADERSHIP.

KEEP GOING, DR. GIBBONS.

YES, MA'AM. THANK YOU. CAN YOU GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE? SO LASTLY, THIS LAST SLIDE, IS THIS REALLY TALKING ABOUT WHAT WE GOING TO USE AS MEASUREMENT TOOLS? SO AS WE LOOK TO COLLECT DATA WHICH WE KNOW IS GOING TO BE SUPER IMPORTANT FOR US TO BE INFORMED AS HOW THINGS ARE GOING, WE'RE OF COURSE, GOING TO HAVE SURVEY TOOLS FOR THAT.

WE'RE GOING TO EXAMINE OUR DISCIPLINE REFERRALS AND WE'LL LOOK AT THAT AND HOW THOSE ARE TRENDING, BOTH AT FOREST MEADOW FROM A PILOT STANDPOINT AND OUR OTHER JUNIOR HIGHS AND HIGH SCHOOLS. WE ARE GOING TO, JUST AS A SIDE NOTE, WITHIN OUR FOCUS REFERRAL SYSTEM, WHICH IS OUR STUDENT DATA SYSTEM, WE'RE GOING TO ADD A CELL PHONE, BASICALLY A CHECKBOX TO WHERE IF THERE IS A DISCIPLINE REFERRAL OR AN EVENT THAT HAPPENS ON CAMPUS AT A SPECIFIC TO AND INVOLVES A CELL PHONE, WE'LL HAVE THE ABILITY TO CHECK THAT SO WE CAN REALLY START TRACKING DATA SPECIFICALLY FOR THAT.

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WE'RE GOING TO GET PILOT CAMPUS FEEDBACK FROM ALL OF OUR STAKEHOLDERS.

WE WANT ALL STAKEHOLDERS INVOLVED IN THAT FEEDBACK AND WE'RE GOING TO SHARE DATA, OF COURSE, AT OUR FUTURE BOARD MEETINGS ON HOW THOSE THINGS ARE GOING, AND THAT DATA WILL HELP US INFORM US FOR NEXT STEPS OF WHAT THE IMPLEMENTATION PLAN MAY LOOK LIKE MOVING FORWARD.

SO IF YOU GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO ANY QUESTIONS OR REFLECTIONS? BEFORE YOU GET TO QUESTIONS? AGAIN, I REALLY APPRECIATE THE FEEDBACK.

I DON'T KNOW THAT, ESPECIALLY IN THE PAST PROBABLY MONTH, THAT THERE HAS BEEN A DAY WHERE THE SECONDARY PRINCIPALS AND I HAVE NOT BEEN IN COMMUNICATION AROUND HOW DO WE MOVE FORWARD.

AND AGAIN, I KNOW THAT, YOU KNOW, AS IS BEING ASKED TO SERVE AS THE LONE FINALIST AND BEING THE SUPERINTENDENT, THAT THIS WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS PRETTY BOLD TO ADDRESS IS ONE OF MY FIRST RECOMMENDATIONS.

BUT I THINK YOU CAN HEAR FROM OUR PRINCIPLES THAT I COULD NOT IGNORE THEIR REQUESTS, THAT WE KNOW IT'S A PROBLEM.

PLEASE ADDRESS IT AND PLEASE BRING SOMETHING THAT'S GOING TO HELP SEE THE CHANGE THAT WE NEED TO IN OUR SCHOOLS.

SO WITH THAT, I AM RECOMMENDING TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES THAT YOU APPROVE THE PROPOSED REVISED LOCAL POLICY AS PRESENTED.

THANK YOU, MISS BRANUM.

SO IS THERE A MOTION? SO MOVED. THANK YOU, MS. TIMME. IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND. THANK YOU, MR. EAGER. THERE IS A MOTION BY MS. TIMME, A SECOND BY MR. EAGER. IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION, COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? OR REFLECTIONS RIGHT REFLECTIONS.

SO DON'T ALL JUMP. I'VE GOT TO.

MR. POTEET, ARE YOU ARE YOU TAKING THE.

IF I COULD, I'LL TAKE THE LEAD IN THIS AND..

ABSOLUTELY. SOME THOUGHTS AS OBVIOUSLY WE'VE ALL BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS FOR SOME FOR MONTHS AND WEEKS.

AND SO I THINK WHAT'S VALUABLE AND I APPRECIATE THE STAFF THAT SHOWED UP TODAY, I THINK WHAT'S VALUABLE IS GETTING THE PERSPECTIVE IN THE CAMPUS.

I'M A PARENT.

I'VE GOT TWO KIDS, ONE IN SECONDARY.

YOU KNOW, I HEAR I HEAR THE ANECDOTAL STORIES FROM MY AS A AS A DAD.

BUT IT REALLY DOESN'T GIVE ME THE CONTEXT OF WHAT THE TEACHERS AND WHAT THE ADMINISTRATORS IN EACH OF THE BUILDINGS ARE HAVING TO DEAL WITH EVERY DAY.

AND SO THAT'S VALUABLE HAVING THAT PERSPECTIVE.

SO I REALLY APPRECIATE, I THINK THAT'S GREAT HAVING YOU ALL COME IN AND YOU'RE MORE THAN WELCOME TO COME UP HERE AND FIELD QUESTIONS IF YOU'D LIKE.

SO NO, I'M JOKING.

I THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, SOMETHING THAT JUST KIND OF RESONATED WITH ME WAS, YOU KNOW, WE'VE REALLY STRESSED A COMMITMENT TO TEACHERS OVER THE LAST YEAR, COMMITMENT TO STAFF.

BUT THIS ALSO GOES BACK TO WE CAME UP WITH A GRADUATE PROFILE AND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT STUDENT OUTCOMES AND INCREASING THOSE STUDENT OUTCOMES.

AND THERE'S NO BETTER WAY TO GET TO WHERE I PULLED UP THE GRADUATE PROFILE A FEW MINUTES AGO AND LOOK THROUGH AND YOU CAN TIE THIS POLICY AND IF IT'S EFFECTIVE, IT WILL IMPACT POSITIVELY ON A NUMBER OF PLACES ON THAT GRADUATE PROFILE.

WELL, THE QUICKEST WAY TO ACHIEVE THOSE GOALS ON THAT GRADUATE PROFILE IS TO TAKE CARE OF THE TEACHER IN THE CLASSROOM.

AND SO I THINK THAT THIS ALL LINKS BACK TO WHAT OUR OVERALL GOALS ARE.

AND THIS IS A TOOL.

THIS IS A PATH THAT'S GOING TO HELP US GET TO THOSE GOALS.

SO, I MEAN, THAT MAKES TOTAL SENSE TO ME AND I THINK WE'RE ON THE RIGHT TRACK THERE.

I WROTE DOWN, THIS WON'T BE EASY, SO IT'S NOT GOING TO BE EASY FOR STAFF.

IT'S NOT GOING TO BE EASY FOR THE ADMINISTRATION.

IT'S NOT GOING TO BE EASY FOR STUDENTS.

IT'S NOT GOING TO BE EASY FOR PARENTS.

BUT ALL THOSE PARTIES THAT I JUST MENTIONED, WE'RE ALL IN THE SAME TEAM.

WE'RE ALL ROWING THE SAME DIRECTION.

AND SO I THINK WE'VE GOT TO REALIZE THAT AND WE'VE GOT TO LOOK AT EACH OTHER AND WE'RE ON THE SAME BOAT AND WE'RE ALL HEADING TOWARDS THOSE STUDENT OUTCOMES AND THAT GRADUATE PROFILE AND TAKING CARE OF STAFF.

SO I THINK THAT THAT'S JUST SOMETHING THAT WE NEED TO REMIND OURSELVES OR REMIND REMIND IN THE ARMY THAT CALL YOUR BATTLE BUDDY NEXT TO YOU, REMIND EACH OTHER DOWN THE HALL AS WE'RE GOING THROUGH THESE TOUGH TIMES AND TRYING TO FILL THROUGH THE GROWING PAINS TO STAY POSITIVE, WHAT ELSE I WROTE DOWN? STANDARDIZATION EQUALS CONSISTENCY, EQUALS PREDICTABILITY.

I MEAN, THIS WILL GROW.

THIS ISN'T GOING TO YOU KNOW, WE GET A WEEK OF THIS BEHIND US.

WE GET A MONTH OF THIS BEHIND US.

WE START GETTING THAT CONSISTENCY AND THEN WE START GETTING THAT PREDICTABILITY.

AND THOSE STUDENTS KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT.

THE PARENTS KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT, THE STAFF KNOWS WHAT TO EXPECT.

BUT IT DOESN'T. WE DON'T GET THERE WITHOUT STARTING OUT.

AND THIS IS THE STARTING POINT.

SO YOU GO THROUGH THE GROWING PAINS.

WE'LL GET THERE. YOU KNOW, THERE WAS A JERRY MAGUIRE.

THE THE HELP US HELP YOU HELP ME.

I FORGET WHAT THE QUOTE WAS, BUT SOME HELP ME HELP YOU.

SO I THINK THAT TEACHERS ARE THE KEY IN THIS WHOLE THING.

AND, YOU KNOW, THIS STARTED KIND OF A GRASSROOTS CALL FROM THE FROM THE CLASSROOM FOR HELP.

RIGHT. HELP IN IN DOING OUR JOB.

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I MEAN, WE'RE TRYING TO TAKE SOME SOME ADDED TASKS OFF OF THE TEACHER'S SHOULDERS.

AND THIS IS ONE THAT THIS ISN'T THIS SHOULDN'T ENTIRELY BE IN THE JOB DESCRIPTION.

SO LET'S DO THAT.

BUT THE TEACHERS ARE THE KEY.

AND I LIKE WHAT YOU ALL SAID ON ON MAKING SURE THAT EXPECTATIONS ARE CONSISTENT, MAKING SURE THAT TEACHERS, YOU KNOW, MY MY DAUGHTER TOLD ME THAT THERE ARE DIFFERENT WAYS THAT TEACHERS EXECUTE THE CURRENT POLICY, BUT WE HAVE TO HAVE THAT CONSISTENCY.

AND I KNOW THAT THE TEACHERS THAT'S WHERE THE HELP ME HELP YOU EXECUTING ON THAT CONSISTENT EXPECTATION THAT YOU ALL ARE LAYING OUT IN YOUR BUILDING, I THINK IS CRITICAL.

AND WE'LL HAVE WE'LL HAVE TRIPS, TRIP UPS HERE AND THERE.

BUT I THINK LAYING DOWN THAT GROUNDWORK WILL HELP HELP THIS, BECAUSE WITHOUT THAT, I MEAN, IT ALL FALLS APART, RIGHT? SO I THINK WE NEED THAT.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I AND I'LL LEAVE IT WITH THIS FOR NOW, UNLESS SOMEBODY SPURS OTHER QUESTIONS.

SO ONE OF MY COLLEGE ROOMMATES IS A HE'S A HEAD FOOTBALL COACH AT A6A HIGH SCHOOL DOWN TOWARDS HOUSTON.

AND SO I CALLED HIM THIS WEEK.

AND AND HE WAS JEALOUS, BY THE WAY, THAT WE WERE TAKING THIS JOURNEY AS A DISTRICT BECAUSE THEY'VE BEEN FIGHTING THE SAME THING.

I MEAN, IT'S FUNNY, EVERY FIGHT WE HAVE AS FAR AS STAFFING NUMBERS AND EVERYTHING ELSE, THEY'RE SEEING THAT THEY'RE TO THIS END UNIQUE TO ALL.

STING, BUT HE'S JEALOUS THAT WE'RE ACTUALLY TAKING SOME SOME MOVEMENTS TOWARDS DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT TO SUPPORT THE STAFF.

AND WHAT HE DID, HE TOLD ME.

HE'S LIKE, LOOK, WE DON'T HAVE POLICIES AT A DISTRICT, BUT AS A HEAD FOOTBALL COACH, HE PUT POLICIES IN PLACE WITH HIS TEAM.

AND LIKE ON GAME DAYS, THEY LOCK THEIR CELL PHONES UP IN THE LOCKER ALL DAY AND THEY SPEND TIME TOGETHER.

THEY HAVE DEVOTIONALS TOGETHER, THEY HAVE MEALS TOGETHER.

AND HE SAID THOSE FIRST COUPLE OF WEEKS THAT THEY DID THIS MAN, IT WAS LIKE YOU'D CUT AN ARM OFF.

EVERY ONE OF THESE GUYS AND THEY DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO INTERACT.

HE SAID, YOU WAITED ABOUT TWO OR THREE WEEKS.

HE SAID THEY STARTED TALKING TO EACH OTHER.

THEY STARTED HANGING OUT.

HE SAID A BUNCH OF THEM START BRINGING DECKS OF CARDS AND PLAYING UNO IN THE LOCKER ROOM.

AND HE SAID, RIGHT NOW, IF HE WENT AND ASKED ALL OF THEM, HE DOESN'T THINK ANY OF THEM WOULD GO BACK ON THAT POLICY AND CHANGE IT.

IT'S MADE FOR A BETTER INTERACTIVE ENVIRONMENT AMONGST THOSE TEAMS. SO I SEE POTENTIAL TO EXTRAPOLATE THAT.

AND WHEN WE TALK ABOUT SKILL AND AGAIN BACK TO THE GRADUATE PROFILE.

THERE'S SO MUCH OF THIS THAT TIES BACK INTO THERE.

THERE'S SO MUCH OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO IMPROVE A LOT OF THOSE AREAS.

AND I THINK THAT THIS IS A GREAT STEP, A GREAT TRY.

IT'S NOT GOING TO BE EASY. BUT I THINK THAT THAT THIS IS A STARTING POINT AND I'M GLAD THAT WE'RE TAKING A BOLD MOVE.

THANK YOU, MR. POTEET.

THANK YOU.

MS. RENTERÍA. I GUESS I'LL GO NEXT.

YEAH. A WHOLE, WHOLE LOT HERE.

A LOT OF NOTES. SO I'M, FIRST OF ALL, VERY GRATEFUL FOR THE FOR THE UPDATE ON THAT.

I, TOO, WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR THE COMMUNITY THAT CAME OUT AND REALLY GAVE A VOICE TO EVERYTHING.

WHAT MS. BRANUM SAID ABOUT, YOU KNOW, THAT'S WHAT WE'RE HERE FOR, TO REEVALUATE, RIGHT? WE HAVE SOMETHING OUT, THERE'S A RECOMMENDATION, BUT TO REALLY HEAR THE INPUT OF EVERYONE.

SO I'M REALLY GRATEFUL FOR THAT.

GOSH, I WAS TRYING TO WRITE AS FAST AS I COULD BECAUSE I HAD COMMENTS TO MR. POTEET ALL GOOD, BUT ALSO OF WHAT I HAD.

I THINK THAT I KNOW ALL OF US HERE AND I KNOW NOT ONLY MYSELF, BUT ALL MY COLLEAGUES.

I MEAN, WE WILL ALWAYS DO EVERYTHING TO SUPPORT OUR TEACHERS AND OUR ADMIN.

I TOO WORKED IN A CLASSROOM, SO I GET IT.

I WORKED IN THE CLASSROOM BEFORE THERE WERE CELL PHONES THAT MUCH SO.

BUT ABSOLUTELY ALWAYS HEAR THE VOICES OF OUR TEACHERS AND OUR ADMIN AND TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO ALWAYS, ALWAYS SUPPORT THEM WHERE THEY NEEDED. BUT I THINK THAT WHAT COMES TO MIND FOR ME IS I HAVE ALWAYS BELIEVED THAT WHILE WE HAVE EVERYTHING THAT WE DO TO SUPPORT OUR TEACHERS, OUR ADMIN, OUR PARENTS OVER HERE TOO, OR WITH ACADEMICS AND JUST EVERYTHING ACROSS THE BOARD, THE COMPONENT OF PARENTS TO ME IS ALWAYS SO, SO BIG IN EVERYTHING.

AND I THINK THAT IF WE CAN REITERATE THAT, WHERE WE'RE SAYING, PARENTS, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, WE NEED YOUR HELP ON THIS, BECAUSE I KEPT THINKING ABOUT MYSELF.

I, TOO, HAVE, YOU KNOW, TEENAGERS THAT ARE NOW IN THEIR EARLY TWENTIES HAD THE SAME CONVERSATIONS ABOUT, HEY, THAT WAS NOT A CONVERSATION WE HAD WHEN THEY WERE IN SCHOOL.

I DIDN'T HAVE ISSUES WITH MY KIDS.

THE CELL PHONE PART, RIGHT.

SO BUT I ASKED AND ABSOLUTELY, LIKE MR. POTEET SAID, THAT, YOU KNOW, IT WAS KIND OF THEY SAID, WELL, YOU KNOW, EVERY TEACHER HAD A DIFFERENT PHILOSOPHY.

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AND SO I THINK THAT IF WE CAN AGAIN THAT ENFORCEMENT RIGHT THAT THAT COMPLYING AND WHAT THE VIOLATIONS ARE BECAUSE I KEPT THINKING ABOUT MY OWN PERSONAL LIKE EVERY DEVICE OR ANYTHING I GIVE MY CHILDREN, IT WAS VERY CLEAR, MY HUSBAND AND I TO OUR KIDS, IT WAS LIKE, I PAID FOR THIS PHONE RIGHT.

AND I'M LETTING YOU.

I'M BEING NICE, AND I'M LETTING YOU HAVE A PHONE.

BUT THERE WERE RULES WITH IT.

AND I THINK THAT AS PARENTS, IF WE CAN HELP OUR TEACHERS, I KEEP THINKING ABOUT THAT.

I THINK PARENTS WILL ALSO ALWAYS COME AND HELP TEACHERS WHERE THEY NEED.

RIGHT. DO YOU NEED MORE TISSUES IN THE CLASSROOM? DO YOU NEED PAPER? YOU KNOW, CAN I CAN WE BUY LUNCH FOR YOU GUYS? I MEAN, WE'RE ALWAYS WILLING TO TO HELP.

BUT THIS IS ONE THING WHERE IF PARENTS THIS IS WHAT I NEED.

THIS IS WHAT I KEEP HEARING FROM OUR ADMIN AND OUR TEACHERS.

SO WHY NOT HELP OUR TEACHERS THIS WAY? YOU KNOW, IT'S LIKE, I NEED YOU TO HELP ME.

YOU KNOW, WHERE WE CAN REALLY IMPLEMENT THIS BECAUSE IT'S SO IMPORTANT.

OUR TEACHERS JUST WANT TO DO THEIR JOB.

OUR TEACHERS ARE THERE TO ALSO I THINK IT'S HELP OUR KIDS TO BE PRESENT, BE INTENTIONAL ABOUT WHY THEY'RE IN SCHOOL.

AND I THINK THAT AS PARENTS, I THINK AS A PARENT, I'D BE ABSOLUTELY.

WHAT DO YOU NEED, MR. SO-AND-SO? MRS. SO-AND-SO? SO I HOPE THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT, AGAIN, WE CAN PARTNER WITH AND BE LIKE, THIS IS WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO.

WE'RE GOING TO START OFF FRESH.

WE'RE GOING TO DO THIS AND MOVE FORWARD.

SO THAT WAS REALLY IMPORTANT TO ME AND I APPRECIATE ALL THAT.

I DID HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

WAS IN THE FOREST MEADOW THE COMPLIANT LET ME JUST HAVING THAT PILOT ONE OF THE THINGS I HAD WAS, WILL THIS BE COMMUNICATED AND I'M ASSUMING TO ALL PARENTS? I THINK IT WILL BE TO EVERY SINGLE PARENT AS TO WHY THEY PICK THAT SCHOOL.

WAS THAT DONE THROUGH LIKE WITH PTA OR SOME KIND OF LETTER GO OUT OR HOW DID THAT WORK? MRS. BERT, WOULD YOU LIKE TO COME UP AND ADDRESS HOW YOU COMMUNICATED IT WITH YOUR.

YES. SO RIGHT NOW WE HAVE COMMUNICATED TO THE STAFF BECAUSE IT HAS NOT BEEN AN APPROVED ITEM.

AND SO WE HAVE TALKED TO THE STAFF AND MADE THOSE COLLECTIVE COMMITMENTS TOGETHER AND THEY'RE AWARE AND ON BOARD WITH THIS.

ONCE APPROVED OR IF APPROVED BY THE SCHOOL BOARD, IT WILL BE COMMUNICATED TO THE COMMUNITY WITH SPECIFICS AND TO HOW IT WILL LOOK, AS WE KNOW RIGHT NOW AND HOW IT WILL AFFECT OUR CURRENT SITUATION WITH OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL TRANSFORMATION AND KIND OF THE WHY BEHIND WE AGREED TO PILOT THIS.

THANK YOU. BECAUSE I'M THINKING I MEAN, IT'S ALWAYS HARD TO DO A PILOT LIKE THAT, RIGHT? BECAUSE IT'S LIKE, WOW, WHY DID WE HAVE TO DO THAT? BUT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THAT AGAIN, THE PARENTS ARE BEHIND IT IF THEY UNDERSTAND THE WHY, IF IT'S WELL COMMUNICATED.

SO AND THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR FOR TAKING THE LEAD IN THAT I, I APPRECIATE THAT.

I DO JUST I THINK IN ALL TRANSPARENCY, NEITHER MS. BURTON OR I CAN GIVE YOU WITH 100% CONFIDENCE THAT 100% OF THE PARENTS AT FOREST MEADOW JUNIOR HIGH WOULD SAY YES.

OH, YEAH. OKAY. JUST WANT TO KNOW, I GET THAT I'M NOT, YOU KNOW.

YEAH, I'M NOT SAYING, HEY, YAY, WE'RE GOING TO GET SO IT'S IT'S ALL GOOD.

I DID HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT WHAT IS CONSIDERED LIKE THE SCHOOL DAY IN THIS NEW POLICY.

LIKE IS IT JUST FROM THE MINUTE THEY WALK IN TO LIKE AS DISMISSAL.

BUT WHAT IS THE THE SCHOOL DAY LIKE AFTERWARDS? WE WERE TALKING ABOUT COACHING, RIGHT.

WELL, MY KID SAYS, WELL, GOSH, I HAVE NOT HAD MY PHONE SINCE 745 THIS MORNING.

AND NOW MY TENNIS COACH, I YOU KNOW, SO I WONDER WHAT IS CONSIDERED A SCHOOL DAY RIGHT NOW.

WE ARE CONSIDERING A SCHOOL DAY.

THE HOURS OF OPERATION FROM THE YOU KNOW WHEN THE FIRST BELL RINGS UNTIL THE LAST BELL RINGS.

HOWEVER, I BELIEVE THAT WE HAVE CALIBRATED THAT AT THE SECONDARY CAMPUSES, AT LEAST IN THIS INITIAL WHILE WE'RE IMPLEMENTING THIS INITIAL PHASE AND WE'RE GETTING THAT INITIAL FEEDBACK AS A TRANSITION, WE WOULD ALLOW STUDENTS TO USE THEIR PHONES AT LUNCH ONLY AND THEN TAKE IT OUT AT LUNCH.

USE IT AT LUNCH. YOU CAN IF MOM IS UPDATING YOU ON A SCHEDULE, WHATEVER, CHECK IT, THEN PUT IT AWAY BEFORE YOU HEAD BACK TO CLASS AND THEN WE WOULD NOT WANT TO SEE IT FOR THE REST OF THE DAY. NOW AGAIN, WE'RE GOING TO SURVEY THAT.

AND BASED UPON IF WE SEE THAT THERE ARE YOU KNOW, THE STUDENTS GET THAT MOMENT WITH IT AND THEY CAN'T PUT IT AWAY AFTER THAT.

YOU KNOW, WE MAY HAVE TO MAKE SOME ADJUSTMENTS, BUT I BELIEVE WE ARE ALL CALIBRATED ON THAT IS HOW WE WOULD AT LEAST IMPLEMENT THIS FIRST PHASE.

GOTCHA. THANK YOU.

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AND I THINK ONE FINAL THING, BECAUSE I KNOW MY COLLEAGUES HAVE ALSO QUESTIONS IS THAT I DID WANT TO ADDRESS THE STUDENT VOICE.

I THINK THAT IT'S SO, SO IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER AND I LIKE WHAT YOU SAID, MS..

BRANUM, IS THAT NOT ALL STUDENTS I AM NOT I AM NOT A FAN OF LET'S PUNISH EVERYBODY FOR JUST A FEW.

AND SO I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR STUDENTS ALSO HEAR OR UNDERSTAND AND KNOW THAT THEY HAVE A VOICE AND THAT THEY DO MATTER AND THAT WE VALUE THAT.

AND WHILE YOU SAID, YES, THAT SOMETIMES THE ADULTS IN THE ROOM HAVE TO MAKE THE DECISION, BUT I DON'T WANT TO EVER BELITTLE OR TO THINK THAT YOU GUYS ARE KIDS YOU DON'T KNOW.

YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT THEIR VOICE IS JUST SO IMPORTANT BECAUSE I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THEM, YOU KNOW, AGAIN, CONTINUE TO SEE THEM IN THE SENSE THAT THAT THEY'RE TREATED WITH LIKE YOUR VOICE MATTERS.

AND MAYBE WITH THIS HAVING THOSE CONVERSATIONS AGAIN WITH PARENTS THAT WE CAN SAY THIS IS WHY IT'S IMPORTANT IN ORDER TO CONTINUE TO DO THE THINGS THAT YOU WANT TO DO, WE HAVE TO COMPLY WITH THIS. AND SO THAT THEY WILL KNOW.

BUT I DO VALUE THE VOICE OF OUR OF OUR STUDENTS.

AND I HOPE THAT THEY CONTINUE TO GIVE US FEEDBACK ON EVERYTHING.

I MEAN, THEY ARE THE GENERATION THAT'S LIVING NOW, YOU KNOW, SO I DON'T EVER WANT TO HAVE THEM FEEL LIKE LIKE IT DOESN'T MATTER.

ALL THESE ADULTS ARE MAKING DECISIONS FOR ME.

I KNOW AS AS THE PARENT, AS THE ADULT WE DO, WE DO HAVE TO DO THAT.

BUT IT'S BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM AND WE WANT THE BEST FOR THEM.

AND, YOU KNOW, OVERALL, AGAIN, I'M JUST IN SUPPORT OF THIS AND I THANK EVERYBODY AGAIN FOR ALL THEIR INPUT, ALL THEIR HARD WORK.

THANK YOU, DR. GIBBONS.

AND YEAH, THANK YOU.

I WILL JUST SHARE THAT.

OF THOSE OVER 400 COMMUNICATIONS THAT I RECEIVED, THE FIRST ONES THAT I WENT THROUGH AND LOOKED FOR WERE FROM STUDENTS.

AND WE DID HAVE A LOT OF STUDENTS WHO PROVIDED A VOICE AROUND WHAT DOES THIS LOOK LIKE? AND IN RESPONDING TO THEIR QUESTIONS AND LISTENING, BECAUSE I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT THEY FELT HEARD.

AND I KNOW THAT THIS IS OF ALL THINGS, IT'S THE CHANGE THAT MOST IMPACTS THEM.

AND WE NEED TO ALWAYS BE COGNIZANT.

THERE'S NOT A THING THAT WE DO IN THIS DISTRICT THAT ULTIMATELY ISN'T ABOUT THEM.

THEY ARE OUR WHY.

AND SO ABSOLUTELY, SOMETIMES WE DO HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION THAT WE KNOW IF IT CAME DOWN TO A VOTE, THIS MIGHT BE A, YOU KNOW, A ZERO TO A 3000.

I THINK WE HAVE 17,000 STUDENTS.

SO THERE MAY NOT BE 17, NOT ONE OUT OF 17,000 STUDENTS THAT WOULD VOTE FOR THIS.

BUT I HOPE THAT AT LEAST IN THOSE WHO HAD REACHED OUT TO ME, THAT I WAS ABLE TO EXPLAIN THAT WHY.

AND I KNOW THAT THE PRINCIPLES THAT IS SOMETHING THAT IS THEY'RE RETURNING TO SCHOOL ON THE 16TH AND THEY'RE HAVING THEIR GRADE LEVEL MEETINGS THAT THEY'RE GOING TO REALLY COMMUNICATE THE WHY. AGAIN, UNDERSTANDING THAT THE STUDENTS MAY NOT LIKE IT.

BUT AT LEAST THE STUDENTS KNOW THAT AGAIN, IT'S NOT ABOUT A PUNISHMENT.

IT IS ABOUT TRYING TO CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE WE ARE SETTING THEM UP FOR SUCCESS.

AND THAT'S REALLY WHAT WE'RE ABOUT.

THANK YOU, MS. RENTERIA. WAS IT? THAT WAS IT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

MS. PACHECO? THANK YOU. SORRY I HAD TO.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT PRESENTATION.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THE EFFORT, THE FEEDBACK THAT EVERYTHING THAT EVERYONE RECEIVED AND THE ADJUSTMENTS THAT WERE MADE TO CREATE THIS PILOT PROGRAM AT FOREST MEADOW.

I FIND THAT TO BE A VERY POSITIVE IMPROVEMENT AND ALSO TO THE POLICY ITSELF.

I WANT TO JUST BE I'M REALLY HAPPY THAT THERE'S GOING TO BE POSITIVE REINFORCEMENT FOR OUR STUDENTS AND TO ECHO MS. RENTERÍA. I THINK IT'S GREAT TO HAVE THE STUDENT VOICE.

AND I WILL SAY HERE TO OUR STUDENTS, I AM HOPEFUL AND I BELIEVE THAT THEY CAN MEET OUR EXPECTATIONS TO FOLLOW THE NO PHONE POLICY IN OUR SCHOOLS.

THIS IS REINFORCING A HEALTHY HABIT FOR THEM AND TO REFRAME IT IN THAT WAY, NOT AS A PUNISHMENT, BUT AS HABITS AND CHANGES FOR THEM TO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE MORE FULLY AND MORE PRESENTLY IN THEIR CLASSROOMS. IT'S IMPORTANT, AND I HOPE THAT THEY SEE THAT AND EMBRACE IT.

I HOPE OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR PARENTS ALSO EMBRACE THAT AND AS THEY SEE THEIR STUDENTS OFF TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY TO REMIND THEM, BECAUSE THIS IS ABOUT MUTUAL RESPECT, DISRESPECTING OUR TEACHERS.

RIGHT. FOR THE WORK THAT THEY DO TO GIVE THEM THE ABILITY AND THE TIME TO FOCUS ON TEACHING OUR STUDENTS.

BUT IT'S ALSO OUR STUDENTS RESPECTING OUR TEACHERS AS WELL AND OUR STUDENTS ALLOWING THEMSELVES AND GIVING THEMSELVES THAT PERMISSION TO

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BE AND MEET THOSE EXPECTATIONS THAT WE'VE GIVEN THEM AND BE THE POSITIVE STUDENTS THAT THEY CAN BE BY FOLLOWING THESE POLICIES.

SO I SUPPORT OUR TEACHERS 100%.

I SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS.

I THINK THIS IS REALLY GOING TO IMPROVE OUR STUDENT OUTCOMES IN SO MANY WAYS, ESPECIALLY EMOTIONALLY AND SOCIALLY FOR THEM.

AND I AGREE WITH THE PHASE ONE WITH [INAUDIBLE] I'M EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

I DO HAVE A QUESTION, THOUGH, BECAUSE IT SAYS NO PHONES OR OUR PHONES TURNED OFF AND PUT IN THEIR BAGS OR ARE THEY ON SILENT? I WAS JUST KIND OF CURIOUS ABOUT.

I KNOW IT'S NO PHONE, BUT LIKE, IS IT OFF OR IS IT ON SILENT? WE ARE REQUESTING THAT THE PHONES BE TURNED OFF.

OKAY, GREAT. I'M GLAD.

I WAS HOPING THAT WAS THE RIGHT ANSWER, BUT.

OKAY, THAT'S GOOD.

I'M GLAD THAT IT'S TURNED OFF COMPLETELY BECAUSE THAT WAY THEY DON'T HAVE CURIOSITY AND FEEL ALL THE BUZZING HAPPENING.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE HARD WORK.

THOSE WERE MY COMMENTS AND AGAIN, I JUST REALLY WANT TO MAKE SURE OUR COMMUNITY BUT IT'S DESTROYING OUR STUDENTS WHO HAD A LOT TO SAY THAT I AM I KNOW THAT CAN MEET OUR EXPECTATIONS.

I KNOW THAT THEY CAN HAVE BETTER HABITS.

AND THIS IS ONE VERY HEALTHY HABIT THAT THEY CAN START FORMING.

AND WE'RE MORE THAN HAPPY TO HELP THEM.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MS. PACHECO. MS. TIMME. OKAY.

DID YOU WANT TO GO? IF YOU.

I'LL DEFER. OK.

THANK YOU, MS. HARRIS. THANK YOU.

MR. EAGER. I JUST I WANTED TO SHARE MY THOUGHTS AROUND THIS AS WELL, AND I'LL TRY TO BE AS CONCISE AS I CAN, ALTHOUGH I AM GOING TO ADMIT I'M GOING TO BE A LITTLE A TOUCH LONG WINDED, BUT I HAVE A COUPLE OF.

WELL, FIRST, LET ME SAY I DO WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY WHO WEIGHED IN TO THIS TEACHERS, PRINCIPALS, OUR COMMUNITY, ALL OF THAT.

I THINK ANYTIME WE'RE CONSIDERING ANYTHING, I AGREE THAT EVERY VOICE IS IMPORTANT AND IT HELPS US REALLY UNDERSTAND THIS PROBLEM FROM ALL SIDES OF THAT TO ENSURE THAT WHATEVER DECISION WE'RE MAKING, IT'S THE DECISION FOR THE RIGHT REASON.

I DID WANT TO I DID HAVE A QUESTION.

MS.. BRANUM, I KNOW THAT WE HAD A LOT OF DAMAGE FROM SOME OF THE SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGES FROM LAST YEAR.

CAN YOU REMIND ME HOW MUCH WE SPENT ON THE DAMAGE FROM SOCIAL MEDIA CHALLENGES THAT HAPPENED? MS. HAYES I BELIEVE WHEN WE WERE EXPERIENCING THE DEVIOUS LOOKS, IT WAS CLOSE TO $1,000,000 OF WHETHER IT'S BETWEEN REPAINTING, FIXING WHEN WE HAD TO REPLACE WATER FOUNTAINS.

I CANNOT REMEMBER.

SO I'M NOT GOING TO VALIDATE.

I WILL SAY IT WAS DEFINITELY OVER $100,000.

WE CAN RESEARCH THAT AND BRING THAT UP.

I DO THINK WE HAD A MEETING WHERE WE HAD TALKED ABOUT IT WAS OVER A MILLION, IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY, OR RIGHT AROUND THERE.

BUT I DO I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THAT.

BUT IT WAS A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT.

IT WAS A SIGNIFICANT DOLLAR AMOUNT.

YES, I DO REMEMBER THAT.

AND ALSO TO I JUST WANT TO CONFIRM, WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO SOLVE TWO ISSUES HERE.

RIGHT. WE HAVE AN ISSUE OF CLASSROOM ENGAGEMENT WHERE WE WANT THE STUDENTS LEARNING.

AND THEN ALSO TOO, THE DISCIPLINE CONCERNS THAT HAPPEN IN BETWEEN THE CLASSROOM AND AT LUNCHES AND IN OTHER AREAS OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM.

THAT'S CORRECT. RIGHT. AND SO I HAD HEARD SEVERAL OR REALLY MORE THAN SEVERAL, AS YOU SAID, A VOLUME OF FOLKS WHO HAD SOME REALLY GREAT IDEAS THAT THAT MAY HAVE ONLY ADDRESSED ONE OF THOSE ISSUES, BUT NOT REALLY LIKE MAYBE THE CLASSROOM ENGAGEMENT.

AND IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN A GREAT SOLUTION FOR THAT.

HOWEVER, IT WOULDN'T SOLVE THE ISSUE OF WHERE WE WERE HAVING THE DISCIPLINE ISSUES, WHICH IS A FINANCIAL AND TIME SUCK FROM OUR FROM OUR STAFF.

SO I APPRECIATE THAT.

AND I ALSO WILL SAY WE'VE HAD A CELL PHONE POLICY.

DID YOU SAY FROM 2012? IS THAT IS THAT WHAT YOU ALSO.

I'M SORRY. YEAH. 2012.

SO WE'VE HAD ONE FOR FOR TEN YEARS.

AND I'M GOING TO GUESS THAT YOU ALL HAVE REALLY TRIED TO IMPLEMENT IT IN SOME WAY, SHAPE OR FORM.

AND MR. CHOATE, I BELIEVE THAT YOU SAID THAT THERE COMES A POINT WHERE YOU EITHER THAT SOME OF THE TEACHERS GET WORN DOWN TRYING TO SUPPORT THE POLICY THAT WE HAVE RIGHT NOW.

SO I APPRECIATED THAT PERSPECTIVE.

AND I ALSO APPRECIATE THE TIME AND CONSIDERATION THE STAFF TOOK ON THIS.

SO I DID WANT TO JUST A COUPLE OF POINTS I WANTED TO MAKE.

SO AS A PRINCIPAL, I WAS A PRINCIPAL MYSELF.

AND WHEN ANY TIME THERE IS A DISCIPLINE ISSUE WITH A CELL PHONE, I REMIND YOU I WAS ON THE BEGINNING SIDE OF THAT.

WHEN I TELL YOU THAT I WOULD HAVE HAD THIS BEAUTIFUL CALENDAR OF EVALUATING TEACHERS, GIVING FEEDBACK, CELEBRATING OUR STUDENTS, TRYING TO HELP SUPPORT WHETHER IT WAS SUBBING, WHETHER IT WAS GOING IN AND SUPPORTING OUR TEACHERS, WHETHER IT WAS IT WAS SUPPORTING OUR STUDENTS OR HAVING MEETINGS WITH PARENTS OR ROLLING OUT A COMMUNICATION PLAN, WHATEVER IT WAS. AND THEN SOMETHING WOULD HAPPEN WITH A CELL PHONE LIKE THIS AND IT WOULD TAKE HOURS.

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AND I'M NOT KIDDING HOURS.

WE WOULD HAVE TO GET TECHNOLOGY INVOLVED.

WE WOULD HAVE TO THEN, YOU KNOW, ASK THE TEACHERS THEIR SIDE, YOU KNOW, TALK TO THE KIDS ABOUT THEIRS, TALK TO ALL OF THEM THAT MAY HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN SIX DIFFERENT GRADE LEVELS, POTENTIALLY FOR DIFFERENT GRADE LEVELS AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL OR WHATEVER IT WAS TO GET ALL OF THAT STORY.

AND THAT WAS FOR ONE INCIDENT.

AND NOW I THINK OF THE THOUSANDS OF KIDS THAT YOU HAVE AND WHAT YOUR CALENDARS LOOK LIKE EVERY TIME ONE OF THESE THINGS HAPPEN AND WHO SUFFERS WHEN THAT HAPPENS ON THE BACK SIDE? SO I DO THINK THAT'S AN IMPORTANT PIECE.

I DO FEEL LIKE OUR TEACHERS ARE ASKING US BECAUSE THEY WANT TO TEACH.

THEY WANT TO TEACH. WE WANT TO HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE.

WE WANT TO GET THESE WE NEED THESE OUTCOMES FOR OUR KIDS.

AND IF WE WANT TO HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE FOR THAT, THEN WE NEED TO GIVE THEM THE TOOLS TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT JOB.

I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT IT IS THE BUSINESS OF OUR TEACHERS OR OTHERS TO TEACH OUR KIDS HOW TO USE THEIR CELL PHONE DEVICES AS PART OF THEIR EDUCATION.

I BELIEVE THAT IF PARENTS WERE I AM A PARENT OF THREE, TWO OF WHICH YOU'VE GRADUATED AND I HAVE ONE IN HIGH SCHOOL.

I BELIEVE THAT IS MY JOB TO SUPPORT AND TALK TO THEM ABOUT HOW TO APPROPRIATELY USE THEIR DEVICE AND WHERE IT IS.

AND IT IS MY JOB TO SUPPORT THE SCHOOL WHEN THAT DOES NOT HAPPEN.

SO I FEEL PRETTY STRONGLY ABOUT THAT.

I ALSO WANTED TO JUST I'VE HEARD A LOT OF THIS IS A GOOD KID AND A BAD KID ISSUE.

AND I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT I THINK IT'S A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN THAT.

CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, BUT LISTEN, IF A KID FILMS A FIGHT OR FILMS A DEVIOUS LOOK OR WHATEVER IT IS, AND THEY PUT THAT VIDEO UP AND AND A GOOD KID IS JUST SITTING THERE IN THEIR PHONE AND THEY'RE LOOKING AT THAT VIDEO.

AND NOW THAT VIDEO HAS A LIKE OR A LOOK.

AND NOW ALL OF THE KIDS ARE LOOKING AND LIKING NOT BECAUSE THEY'RE BEING BAD.

BECAUSE THEY'RE LOOKING. THEY'RE JUST BEING KIDS.

THAT IS ENCOURAGING MORE OF THOSE THINGS TO HAPPEN BECAUSE I BELIEVE, AS SOME OF OUR PRINCIPALS STATED, THERE IS A LOT OF CREDIT FOR THEM ON HAVING SOMETHING LIKED.

AND SO IT PERPETUATES THIS ISSUE WITH INSIDE THE SCHOOL AND THEN THEY DRAG THAT INTO THE CLASSROOMS AND NOW YOU'RE HAVING TO DEAL WITH WHATEVER THAT BULLYING ISSUE MAY BE OR OTHER THINGS THAT MIGHT HAPPEN.

AND IT REALLY DOES HAVE A BIGGER IMPACT THAN JUST HAVING YOUR CELL PHONE.

I'VE ALSO HEARD A LOT OF PEOPLE TALK ABOUT WANTING TO BE IN TOUCH WITH THEIR KIDS AND LISTEN, I'M NOT ORGANIZED ENOUGH TO HAVE ALL MY REMINDERS OUT TO MY CHILD IN THE MORNING.

AND CERTAINLY IF SOMETHING TRAGIC WERE TO HAPPEN, I WOULD CERTAINLY WANT TO TALK TO MY KID.

AND SO I REALLY UNDERSTAND THAT.

BUT I REALLY ALSO NEED MY KID TO BE EDUCATED AND I NEED MY KID TO LEARN.

AND I KNOW JUST AS A PERSON THAT WHEN I AM DOING MY WORK WITHOUT MY CELL PHONE THERE, I AM MUCH MORE APT TO GET THINGS DONE.

AND I CANNOT IMAGINE THAT OUR STUDENTS WOULD NOT BE THE SAME WAY IF THEIR CELL PHONE WAS OFF AND THEY WERE MORE ENGAGED IN CLASS.

AND SO I PLAN ON SUPPORTING THAT BY DOING A BETTER JOB OF MAKING SURE I DON'T NEED TO CONTACT MY KID AT ANY GIVEN TIME, THAT I AM BEING ORGANIZED ENOUGH SO THEY CAN'T HAVE THEIR CELL PHONE OFF. AND IF I HAVE CHANGES TO MAKE, I'M GOING TO FIND A WORKAROUND FOR IT.

I HOPE OTHER PARENTS WILL DO THAT TOO.

I'M ALSO NOT GOING TO ENCOURAGE MY PARENTS.

I'VE SEEN SOME DO THIS AND IT MAKES ME SAD THAT SOME PARENTS ARE ACTIVELY LOOKING FOR WAYS AND SUPPORTING WAYS FOR THEIR KIDS TO WORK AROUND THIS POLICY, WHETHER IT BE BUYING BURNER PHONES OR DOING OTHER THINGS.

I WOULD BE VERY SAD IF OUR COMMUNITY DIDN'T SUPPORT OUR TEACHERS BETTER THAN THAT.

I THINK THERE IS A REAL CHALLENGE WHEN YOU SAY YOU SUPPORT TEACHERS IN THEORY, BUT YOU WILL NOT WITH YOUR ACTIONS.

AND I'M ASKING OUR COMMUNITY, I WOULD HAVE SUPPORTED THE MORE EXTREME OPTION.

OUR TEACHERS WANTED IT.

OUR PRINCIPALS WANTED IT.

A LARGE AMOUNT OF DAMAGE.

AND THE FACT THAT MY KID WOULD LEARN BETTER, I WOULD HAVE SUPPORTED THAT LARGER OPTION.

BUT I AM I PLAN TO AND I HOPE EVERY OTHER PARENT WILL SUPPORT WHAT THIS STAFF NEEDS.

OUR TEACHERS HAVE ASKED FOR IT.

OUR PRINCIPALS ASKED FOR IT.

THERE'S NOTHING THAT WILL MAKE A BIGGER DIFFERENCE IN OUR CHILDREN'S EDUCATION THAN IF THEY ARE ENGAGED LEARNERS IN THAT CLASSROOM.

AND IF THEY ARE ENGAGING IN THE VILLAGE OF TEACHERS WHO ARE HERE TO SUPPORT THEM AND GET THEM TO WHERE THEY NEED TO BE, THEY ARE THERE TO HELP THEM.

THEY'RE HERE TO THERE TO WORK WITH THEM.

I KNOW THERE ARE EXCEPTIONS AND I UNDERSTAND THAT WE WOULD WORK THROUGH THAT.

BUT MY KIDS, WHEN THEY COME HOME, THEY COME HOME AND THEY WANT TO SEE THEIR TEACHERS, THEY WANT TO TALK TO THEIR THEIR OLD TEACHERS IS PART OF THE COMMUNITY.

AND WHAT MAKES THEM FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE A COMMUNITY HERE.

I WANT TO SUPPORT THOSE PEOPLE IN HAVING THOSE RELATIONSHIPS, NOT ONLY WITH MY KIDS, BUT WITH YOUR KIDS AND WITH OTHERS.

AND I HOPE THAT WE WILL SUPPORT TEACHERS IN OUR ACTIONS AND NOT JUST IN OUR THEORY.

AND THAT'S WHERE I STAND.

THANK YOU, MISS TIMME. MR. EAGER? I HAD A CHANCE TO REVIEW THE POLICY, AND I DO WANT TO COMPLIMENT OUR TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATION BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY ELIMINATE ALL BEEPERS AND BLACKBERRIES IN THE CLASSROOM. SO I WANT TO SAY THERE ARE SOME POSITIVE THINGS HAPPENING IN THE DISTRICT. AND SO, YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW IF I'M GOING TO ADD MORE TO WHAT MY COLLEAGUES HAVE SAID, BUT I CAN SAY THIS, THAT COMING OUT OF COVID, WE'RE IN A LEARNING LOSS SITUATION. WE ARE STILL PLAYING CATCH UP. AND, YOU KNOW, FROM SOMEBODY, YOU KNOW, A FATHER, YOU KNOW, A COMMUNITY MEMBER. AND WHEN I FIRST CAME ON THE BOARD, THE THING THAT WAS SHOCKING TO ME IS THAT TEACHERS ARE MANAGED DOWN TO THE MINUTE AND THAT EVERY MINUTE COUNTS. AND SO WHEN YOU START LOOKING AT THAT AND WHEN OUR TEACHERS ARE ASKING, WE HAVE TO CREATE MORE INSTRUCTIONAL TIME. SO I DID A LITTLE MATH AND I ASKED SUPERINTENDENT BRANUM, I SAID, WOULD IT BE UNREASONABLE TO SAY THAT BY IMPLEMENTING A POLICY THAT WE'D GET 4 MINUTES BACK IN THE CLASSROOM? 5 MINUTES, WELL YOU THINK? WELL, THAT'S NOT VERY MUCH WHAT THAT'S GOING TO DO. WELL, IF YOU EXTRAPOLATE THAT OVER A WEEK. THAT'S TWO AND A HALF TO 3 HOURS OF ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONAL TIME. AND HOW MUCH DID THAT COST US? NOT A WHOLE LOT. SO WE CAN CATCH UP AND GET OUR KIDS UP TO SPEED NOW.

[02:16:14]

I AND OUR TEACHERS NEED HELP. AND THIS SEEMS SO EASY FOR US TO IMPLEMENT. AND THE INSTRUCTIONAL TIME WILL GET BACK. AND THE CASE STUDIES IN THIS ARE OVERWHELMING IN WHAT THE BENEFITS FROM THIS ARE. AND I CAN TELL YOU A LOT OF TIMES I DON'T GET INTO PERSONAL STORIES ABOUT MY OWN KIDS. BUT ONE OF THE OTHER BENEFITS OF THIS IS THAT. MR. CHOATE YOU NEED TO PUT YOUR EARMUFFS ON. MY SON'S ATTENDED RICHARDSON HIGH SCHOOL AND BOTH ADHD ON SPECTRUM SO THEY WOULD FORGET INSTRUMENTS IN THEIR CLASSROOM. AND I WAS TRYING TO GET THEM LIFE READY. AND SO IT WOULD ALWAYS BE WE'D FORGET OUR INSTRUMENT. GUESS WHAT? THAT CELL PHONE WOULD COME OUT AND WE WOULD TEXT, YOU KNOW, MY WIFE AND MYSELF, AND ALL OF A SUDDEN WE WOULD BE RUSHING UP TO TAKE THEIR AND WE KEPT TRYING TO TEACH THEM, YOU NEED TO BE INDEPENDENT. YOU NEED TO NOT HAVE THAT SAFETY NET. AND THIS IS JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF CREATING LIFE READY KIDS AND THAT GIVING THEM THE ABILITY TO LEARN TO OPERATE. AND I CAN TELL YOU AGAIN, FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, EVERY SUNDAY NIGHT WE HAVE DINNER WITH THEIR GRANDMOTHER AND MY WIFE AND THEIR KIDS, AND WE HAVE A CELL PHONE FREE DINNER AND THEY'RE NEARLY 20 YEARS OLD. WELL, THERE WERE 20 YESTERDAY. THE THING THAT HAPPENS IS THAT GETTING THAT PHONE WRANGLED AWAY FROM ONE OF MY TWINS, IT IS AN ADDICTIVE AGENT.

AND I HAVE YOU KNOW, A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T KNOW. I WORK IN TECHNOLOGY AND THE ALGORITHMS ARE DESIGNED AND BUILT ABOUT MAKING IT MORE AND MORE AND MORE ENGAGING. IT'S DESIGNED THAT WAY. AND SO WE CAN'T BLAME OUR KIDS FOR THIS. THIS IS TECHNOLOGY. IT'S DESIGNED TO GET YOU IN TO GUESS WHAT, I CAN TARGET MORE ADVERTISING DOLLARS. I CAN GET YOU A MORTGAGE. IT'S ALL ABOUT GETTING MORE ENGAGED. SO IT IS NOT THEIR FAULT. BUT THE GETTING IT OUT OF THE HANDS IS STEP ONE. AND IF OUR TEACHERS SAY THEY NEED IT, BY GOD, YOU KNOW, WE'RE GOING TO DO IT. AND THE LAST THING I CAN SAY IS THAT MY COMPLIMENTS AND THE FACT THAT I HAVE AN ENTREPRENEURIAL BACKGROUND. SO I'M USED TO INNOVATION AND INNOVATION. THE FIRST STEP IN THIS WHOLE PROCESS IS DO SOMETHING. IF YOU DO SOMETHING, YOU'RE GOING TO LEARN, YOU'RE GOING TO IMPROVE. BUT I CAN TELL YOU THAT WE CAN GIVE YOU SO MANY EXCUSES OF WHY NOT TO DO SOMETHING AND CAN LOCK UP AND BECAUSE, WELL, THAT'S NOT GOING TO WORK OR THAT'S NOT. WE CAN GIVE YOU 500 REASONS WHY SOMETHING IS NOT GOING TO WORK, BUT THE COURAGE IS TAKING STEP ONE TO GET IT DONE. AND SO I APPRECIATE THE PROCESS. I APPRECIATE THIS WHOLE PROCESS OF CREATING SOMETHING, BRINGING IT TO THE COMMUNITY, COMMUNITY, PROVIDING INPUT US ALL, WORKING TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY TO COME UP WITH SOMETHING.

NOW, IS IT GOING TO BE PERFECT? I CAN TELL YOU 1% OF EVERYTHING THAT I'VE DEVELOPED AND EVERY TECHNOLOGY I DEVELOPED, IT WAS NEVER PERFECT. IT TOOK A LOT OF AND IT WAS BRAIN DAMAGE FOR THE FIRST 30 TO 60 DAYS OF ANYTHING THAT'S GOING TO BE IMPLEMENTED. SO WE'VE GOT TO STICK TOGETHER. I'M JUST REITERATING WHAT MY COLLEAGUES HAVE SAID, AND SO I'M SORRY TO REPEAT, BUT IT'S THAT IMPORTANT THAT IT'S GOING TO BE TOUGH. IT'S GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF COMPLAINTS. IT IS NOT I GUARANTEE 1% CERTAINTY IS GOING TO HAVE CHALLENGES. BUT AS LONG AS WE STICK TOGETHER, PARENTS, ADMINISTRATIVE, TEACHERS, EVERYTHING WE CAN, WE'RE GOING TO WALK AWAY WITH SOMETHING THAT I'M GOING TO GET BACK TO. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS COMING AND LOOKING AT RICHARDSON, AND WE'RE THE ONES THAT ARE LEADING. WE'RE GOING TO BE THE ONES OF WHAT ARE THEY DOING OVER THERE? CAN YOU TEACH ME HOW TO DO IT? AND THAT'S HOW I'M GOING TO BE. I'M EXTREMELY PROUD AND EXCITED AND I FULL SUPPORTED THIS. AND, YOU KNOW, THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO ME RAMBLE. THANK YOU, MR. EAGER AND ALL OF OUR MY COLLEAGUES. I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR THE PRESENTATION. IT WAS GREAT. I JUST WANT TO SAY TWO THINGS, TWO THINGS THAT RESONATED WITH ME. THE TEACHERS WANT TO TEACH. THEY WANT TO TEACH. THE OTHER THING IS A COMMENT THAT SUPERINTENDENT BRANUM MADE IN REFERENCE TO.

[02:21:07]

WHEN SHE SPOKE WITH HER DAUGHTER, CARESS, WHO STATED, WHEN YOU ASK HER THE QUESTION ABOUT IF YOU HAD THE 15 MINUTES AFTER SCHOOL TO DO ADDITIONAL HOMEWORK BECAUSE MY SON JUST GRADUATED, I CONSIDER HIM A RULE FOLLOWER. WOULD HE HAVE MADE THE DECISION TO DO HIS HOMEWORK? ABSOLUTELY NOT. HE WOULD HAVE BEEN ON THE CELL PHONE. SO I GET IT. I ABSOLUTELY GET IT. THIS IS NOT ABOUT BAD KIDS. IT'S NOT ABOUT KIDS THAT DON'T FOLLOW THE RULES. IT'S JUST THAT THESE CELL PHONES, EVEN FOR MYSELF, ARE VERY ADDICTIVE. SO WE HAVE A MOTION BY MISS TIMME. I DID HAVE ONE QUESTION. I'M SORRY. ABSOLUTELY. GO RIGHT AHEAD. ONE OF THE THINGS I'VE HEARD ABOUT MS. BRANUM IS AIRPODS, BECAUSE I HEAR THAT ONE OF THE BIG CHALLENGES IS THAT IF I HAVE MY PHONE, I CAN STILL HAVE MY BACKPACK, BUT I GOT MY AIRPODS, YOU KNOW, I'M LISTENING TO NETFLIX AND MUSIC AND EVERYTHING ELSE. HOW ARE WE GOING TO ADDRESS THAT? THANK YOU. YES, WE HAVE ADDRESSED THAT IN THE CODE OF CONDUCT AND ULTIMATELY AIRPODS OR ANY KIND OF HEADPHONE GEAR WOULD ONLY BE ALLOWED AT THE PERMISSION OF THE TEACHER. THERE ARE TIMES, FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN ON THEIR CHROMEBOOK THEY MIGHT BE WATCHING A CONTENT RELATED INSTRUCTIONAL PIECE OR IN ASSESSMENTS. MANY OF OUR ASSESSMENTS MAY HAVE PIECES THAT ARE READ TO THEM OR THAT THEY HAVE TO LISTEN TO. SO ONLY WHEN THE TEACHER ALLOWS THEM TO HAVE IT ON WOULD THEY BE ALLOWED.

OTHERWISE THEY ARE NOT TO BE IN THEIR EARS. NO PROBLEM. THANK YOU. GREAT QUESTION. ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. MOTION BY MS. TIMME. SECOND BY MR. EAGER. IF THERE ARE NO ADDITIONAL COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS ALL IN FAVOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND. OK. MOTION PASSES SIX ZERO. GET. ALL RIGHT. OUR. IT'S SO QUIET. PRINCIPALS, PLEASE. STAFF THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE. YOU ALL ARE AMAZING. THANK YOU FOR WHAT YOU DO. EVERY SINGLE DAY WE CELEBRATE YOU. WE LOVE YOU. THANK YOU FOR LOVING OUR KIDS. THANK YOU FOR LOVING OUR STAFF. Y'ALL, PLEASE GO HOME. PLEASE GO HOME. GO HOME AND GET RID OF YOUR BEEPERS. THANK YOU SO MUCH. [INAUDIBLE]. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU, EVERYONE. WE'RE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND PROCEED. OUR NEXT ACTION ITEM IS TO CONSIDER THE STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT. MS. BRANUM, THANK YOU, MS. HARRIS. AS YOU KNOW, WE PROVIDE ANNUAL UPDATES TO OUR STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT. IN A LEGISLATIVE YEAR, WE OFTEN BRING FORWARD A GREATER AMOUNT OF EDITS THAT ARE OFTEN CAUSED BY LEGISLATIVE CHANGES. THIS YEAR IT IS A NON-LEGISLATIVE YEAR, SO THERE ARE A FEW MINOR EDITS THAT WE'RE BRINGING FORWARD. AND SO DR. GIBBONS, DR. THARP AND MR. MINISCALCO ARE GOING TO LEAD US IN THIS CONVERSATION JUST TO BRIEFLY HIGHLIGHT THE CHANGES AND THE RED LINES IN THIS YEAR'S STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT.

[V.F. Consider Student Code of Conduct]

[02:25:19]

MR. MINISCALCO, ARE YOU GOING TO LEAD THIS? I THINK SHE WAS LOOKING FOR HER CELLPHONE. OH, SHE WAS LOOKING FOR. THAT'S FUNNY. I'M SORRY ABOUT THAT. SO BEFORE I GET STARTED, I JUST WANTED TO THANK THE BOARD FOR MAKING DIFFICULT DECISIONS WITH THE INFORMATION THAT WE BRING FORWARD. I KNOW THAT'S ALWAYS TOUGH. AND IT'S REALLY FITTING THAT WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT AFTER GOING THROUGH SEVERAL POLICIES. SO THANK YOU. SO THIS I KNOW YOU DON'T HAVE EASY BUTTONS BY YOUR SEAT, BUT THIS IS DEFINITELY GOING TO BE LESS OF A DIFFICULT DECISION THAN THE ONES WE'VE BEEN ADDRESSING. SO ANNUALLY WE BRING OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO REVIEW OUR STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT, WHICH ADDRESSES CHAPTER 37 AND REALLY HOW WE MANAGE SCHOOLS AND OUR POLICIES ON A REGULAR BASIS. THE STUDENT SERVICES TEAM. DR. THARP. I DON'T HAVE A BATTLE, BUDDY, BUT I DO HAVE A TECHNICAL SUPPORT INDIVIDUAL IS WITH ME TODAY BECAUSE OUR STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT REALLY GUIDES THE WORK THAT WE DO IN BUILDINGS TO MANAGE STUDENT BEHAVIOR ON A REGULAR BASIS. AND MR. THARP, DR. THARP AND HIS TEAM REALLY READ EVERY WORD OF OUR STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT MULTIPLE TIMES AND THE REVISION PROCESS. WE RECEIVE SUPPORT FROM OUR LEGAL COUNSEL. AND TONIGHT WE'RE GOING TO BRING OUR CODE OF CONDUCT FORWARD FOR YOU TO REVIEW AND MAKE A RECOMMENDATION FOR YOUR APPROVAL.

MR. MINISCALCO, JUST ARE THERE ANY SIGNIFICANT CHANGES THAT OUR PARENTS AND STUDENTS WOULD SEE FROM THE 21, 22 TO THE 22-23 CODE OF CONDUCT? GREAT QUESTION. AS WE GO THROUGH OUR SUMMARY SHEET, THE MAJORITY OF THE CHANGES THAT WE DO HAVE ARE GOING TO BE DATE CHANGES ARE GOING TO BE CHANGES OF SUPERINTENDENT. WE HAVE SOME SMALL CHANGES ABOUT THE OUR ADDRESSES FOR OUR DOCUMENT. BUT REALLY, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE DID THIS YEAR FOR THE CODE WAS RESTRUCTURING OF THE DOCUMENT. DOCUMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN TOUCHED OVER TIME BY DIFFERENT ADMINISTRATIONS. WE REALLY START TO SEE MOVEMENT OF CONTENT. SO THERE'S VERY LITTLE CONTENT AND TECHNICAL CHANGE. IT'S REALLY MORE ABOUT STRUCTURING SO THAT PARENTS AND SCHOOL PERSONNEL CAN REALLY PUT THAT TO USE TO MAKE EFFECTIVE USE OF THAT CONTENT. SO NO, MA'AM. THANK YOU, SIR. SO WITH THAT MS. HARRIS, I DO RECOMMEND THAT THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPROVE THE 2022 2023 STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT AS PRESENTED. THANK YOU, MISS BRANUM. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. IS THERE A MOTION? SO MOVE. THANK YOU. MS. RENTERÍA IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND. THANK YOU, MR. POTEET. THERE IS A MOTION BY MS. RENTERÍA. THERE'S A SECOND BY MR. POTEET. IS THERE ANY QUESTIONS OR DISCUSSIONS? I WOULD JUST ASK IF WE COULD GET A COPY OF THAT SUMMARY SHEET. JUST. I GUESS IT'S LIKE AN EXECUTIVE SUMMARY OR SOMETHING, JUST SITTING THAT OUT JUST SO WE GOT OUR HANDS ON IT BECAUSE I STARTED READING THROUGH THE HUNDRED PAGES AND IT'S A LOT OF READING.

SO THANK YOU. YES, SIR. WE WILL TAKE CARE OF THAT IMMEDIATELY. THANK YOU. ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? ALL RIGHT. LOOKS GOOD. SO THERE'S NO ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS. ALL IN FAVOR, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND. MOTION PASSES SIX ZERO. OUR NEXT ITEM IS AN INFORMATION ITEM TO RECEIVE AN UPDATE ON THE SUMMER CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS. MS. BRANUM THANK YOU MS. HARRIS. IT HAS BEEN SUCH A BORING SUMMER IN THE FACILITIES TEAM IN RICHARDSON ISD. IT'S KIND OF BEEN ONE WHERE THEY GOT TO JUST SIT BACK AND RELAX AND TWIDDLE THEIR THUMBS. ACTUALLY, IT'S QUITE THE CONTRARY. AS YOU KNOW, WE HAVE GREAT APPRECIATION FOR THE PASSAGE OF OUR BOND AND VERY AGGRESSIVE, BOLD CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS THAT WE TOOK ON TO MEET THE NEEDS OF STUDENT POPULATION. AND AGAIN, ALSO ADDRESS STUDENT ENGAGEMENT BY HAVING A WARM, WELCOMING LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR KIDS. BUT DUE TO SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES AND ALL INFLATION AND ALL THE THINGS THAT WE'VE TALKED ABOUT, WE ARE NOT IMMUNE FROM THOSE CHALLENGES. AND SO AS WE GET READY FOR AUGUST 16TH, WE KNOW IT IS VITALLY IMPORTANT THAT OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR PARENTS AND THEN ULTIMATELY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES IS FULLY AWARE OF WHERE WE ARE WITH THOSE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS AND HOW THEY'RE GOING TO AFFECT THE BEGINNING OF SCHOOL. SO MISS HAYES AND MR. WATSON, I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO YOU ALL. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MRS.

[V.G. Construction / Bond Projects Update]

[02:30:25]

BRANUM. FIRST, I WANT TO MAKE SOME INTRODUCTIONS. WE HAVE THREE GENTLEMEN THAT ARE SITTING IN THE AUDIENCE TONIGHT THAT WE'RE GOING TO INTRODUCE. AND THEN WHEN WE'RE DONE, WE'RE GOING TO LET THEM LEAVE BECAUSE THEY START THEIR DAY AT 5 A.M.. THESE ARE OUR THREE PROJECT MANAGERS THAT HAVE HANDLED 95% OF THE PROJECTS THAT HAVE HAPPENED THIS SUMMER, OUR MAJOR PROJECTS. SO I'M GOING TO START WITH OUR SENIOR MEMBER, MR. SCOTT PORTER. SANDER, STAND UP. BEEN WITH THE DISTRICT. HOW LONG? 31 YEARS. SO HE'S BEEN WORKING IN OUR FACILITIES AREA AND DOING PROJECT MANAGEMENT FOR US. WE HAVE MR. JONATHAN GREGG. HE'S HANDLING PEARCE HIGH SCHOOL AND WORKING WITH LAKE HIGHLANDS MIDDLE SCHOOL. MR. PORTER HAS DONE OUR A LOT OF OUR HVAC, A LOT OF OUR ROOFING. HE'S DOING THE FOREST MEADOW MIDDLE SCHOOL HAS HIS HAND IN JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING. AND THEN MR. DUSTY NUGENT IS HANDLING MOHAWK ELEMENTARY AND BRIMFIELD ELEMENTARY AND THE TURF PROJECTS FOR OUR BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL FIELDS AND SOME CONCRETE WORK. AND THEY ALL HANDLE JUST ABOUT ANYTHING THAT WE THROW AT THEM. AND WITHOUT THESE TYPE OF EMPLOYEES IN OUR DISTRICT, WE COULD NOT HANDLE A BOND OF ANY SIZE IN A FACILITY WORLD. SO WE WANT TO RECOGNIZE AND THINK THESE GENTLEMEN, ALONG WITH ALL OF OUR FACILITIES TEAM FOR THE WORK THAT THEY DO. SO WITH THAT, I'LL HAND IT OVER TO MR. WATSON AND HE CAN TAKE YOU THROUGH SOME SLIDES WITH LOTS OF PICTURES AND NOT SO MANY WORDS.

ABSOLUTELY. THANK YOU, MISS HAYES. SUPERINTENDENT BRANUM, BOARD OF TRUSTEES. WE WANTED TO START OFF WITH A FEW GENERAL COMMENTS. FIRST AND FOREMOST, WE CERTAINLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT A LOT OF OUR COUPLE OF OUR CAMPUSES ARE COMING DOWN TO THE WIRE. SO I JUST WANT TO REITERATE THAT WE CONTINUE TO WORK DILIGENTLY TO GET OUR SCHOOLS READY AND HAVE A GREAT FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. BUT WE CERTAINLY ACKNOWLEDGE THAT SOME OF THAT DID NOT GO TO PLAN. BUT WE'RE WORKING HARD TO TO GET US THERE QUICKLY AND WE KNOW IT'S GOING TO BE A GREAT FIRST DAY. ANOTHER GENERAL COMMENT THAT YOU'LL SEE IN A COUPLE OF THESE PICTURES, WE CONTINUE TO BE CHALLENGED WITH DELAYS IN RECEIVING NEW FURNITURE AT MANY OF OUR SCHOOLS. FURNITURE IS EXPECTED, AS MS. SUPERINTENDENT BRANUM MENTIONED, WITH SUPPLY CHAIN DELAYS. FURNITURE IS EXPECTED TO CONTINUE TO ARRIVE BETWEEN NOW AND THE END OF OCTOBER 2022. ROUGHLY. WE DID STORE OUR EXISTING FURNITURE AND HAVE PUT THAT IN PLACE. UNTIL THE NEW FURNITURE ARRIVES. THE FURNITURE WILL BE SWAPPED OUT ON A SCHEDULE THAT'S CONVENIENT FOR OUR CAMPUSES. SO YOU WILL AGAIN SEE SOME EXISTING FURNITURE AND SOME OF OUR SLIDES, BUT THE NEW FURNITURE WILL BE HERE SOON. SO WE KIND OF WANTED TO MAKE THOSE DISTINCTIONS EARLY ON. AND LASTLY, JUST THANK YOU. THANK YOU TO OUR PRINCIPALS AND OUR CAMPUS STAFF THAT ARE REALLY WORKING TIRELESSLY TO HELP US GET READY FOR SCHOOL.

WE KNOW THEY'VE PUT UP WITH A LOT, BUT THEY'VE JUST BEEN TROUPERS ABOUT IT AND WE'RE JUST SO GRATEFUL FOR THEIR GRACE AND WORKING WITH US TO GET READY FOR SCHOOL. SO A BIG THANKS TO OUR PRINCIPALS AND OUR CAMPUS STAFF. THAT SAID, WE WILL JUMP RIGHT IN WITH A BUNCH OF PICTURES. HERE'S OUR BIG SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. THIS WAS PRIMARILY OUR PASS RENOVATION PROJECT. SO HERE YOU SEE THE UPDATED CLASSROOMS AGAIN. NEW FURNITURE WILL ARRIVE SOON. AND JUST TO NOTE, PASS IS IT IS ONE OF OUR CENTRALIZED SPECIAL EDUCATION PROGRAMS. THANK YOU. MOVING ON. WE ALSO DID UPGRADES TO OUR FIXED FINISHES IN THE BUILDING. SO YOU SEE NEW FLOORING, NEW CERAMIC WALL, TILE IN THE CORRIDORS AND THE CAFETERIA IS FRESH PAINT IN OUR CORRIDORS AND CAFETERIA. NEW LIGHTS AND CEILINGS IN OUR CORRIDORS. SO THERE'S SOME GREAT FINISH UPGRADES WE HAD AS A PART OF THE BOND AS WELL, SHOWING YOU THAT BIG IMPROVEMENT AT BIG SPRINGS. JUST SOME MORE PICTURES. THIS IS THE NEW FLOORING THROUGHOUT OUR EXISTING CLASSROOMS, BUT AGAIN, FRESH PAINT THROUGHOUT. SO JUST SHOWING YOU SOME GOOD STUFF GOING ON OVER THERE AT BIG SPRINGS. AND THEN OUR RESTROOMS, FIXTURES AND FINISHES UPGRADES. YOU'LL SEE THE NEW WATER FOUNTAINS, BOTTLE FILLERS, PARTITIONS AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE REALLY, REALLY TURNED OUT NICELY. MERCEDES. DID WE DECIDE WE WERE GOING TO STOP AND ASK QUESTIONS PER PROJECT? YES.

WE'LL BE HAPPY TO TAKE PROJECTS RATHER THAN TRY TO SPREAD IT OUT ANY. 54 SLIDES. SO WE WANT. QUESTIONS ON BIG SPRINGS? THIS WAS A NON BOND PLANNED PROJECT. THE TRIGGER FOR THIS WAS MOVING A CENTRAL PROGRAM, SPECIAL ED PROGRAM TO BIG SPRINGS AND NEEDING TO CREATE SOME CLASSROOM SPACE TO ACCOMMODATE THOSE STUDENTS. AND SO WE TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THE CYCLES THAT WE HAD FOR FLUORINE, PART OF THE BOND FOR FLOORING. SO SOME BOND FUNDS SOME NON BOND IN FOUR BIG SPRINGS. OKAY. IF NOT, WE CAN MOVE RIGHT INTO BRENTFIELD. AGAIN, THIS IS A MULTI-PHASED PROJECT, SO WE'RE ABOUT HALFWAY THROUGH THE SIX PHASES WE HAVE THERE. BRANT FIELD. BUT THIS IS A PART OF OUR NEWLY RENOVATED CLASSROOMS. AGAIN, NEW FURNITURE IS ON THE WAY, MOST CERTAINLY OVER AT BRANT FIELD. JUST WANTED TO REMIND EVERYONE BECAUSE IT'S MULTIPHASE. THE EXTERIOR PATHWAY THAT CONNECTS THE TWO BUILDINGS EAST AND WEST WILL STILL BE IN PLAY FOR THIS FALL SEMESTER. WE ARE HOPING THAT THE NEW EDITION, THE CENTERPIECE BETWEEN THE EAST AND WEST BUILDINGS, WILL BE OPEN IN JANUARY 2023. SO WE'RE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THAT. BUT JUST TO NOTE HERE THAT THIS NEW WALKWAY IS STILL IN PLACE FOR THE FALL SEMESTER. ALSO, THESE PICTURES ARE A LITTLE BIT OLDER AND IF YOU DROVE BY BRENTFIELD TODAY. THEY HAVE RIPPED UP THE FRONT DRIVEWAY AREA AND WE'RE GETTING READY TO REPORT THAT. SO WE HAVE A LOT OF NERVOUS FAMILIES WATCHING AS WE CLEAR OUT DIRT AND MAKE READY THAT OUTSIDE SPACE.

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SO DON'T PANIC. IT'S COMING. NO GREAT COMMENT. AND THAT'S A LOT OF WHAT OUR PROJECT MANAGERS BEHIND ME HERE DO ON A DAILY BASIS. SO THEY'RE WORKING VERY, VERY CLOSELY WITH PRINCIPAL MYATT. THE FRONT DRIVE WILL NOT BE OPEN FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. MR. MYATT HAS A GREAT PLAN TO UTILIZE WEST AND EAST PARKING LOTS FOR DROP OFF SEPARATING THE GRADES. THE STORY TO THAT IS THERE IS A PLAN IN PLACE AND WHEN THE NEW DRIVE OPENS IN THE FRONT SOMETIME AFTER SCHOOL, THAT'LL BE OPEN FOR THE REVISED DROP OFF AND PICK UP PLAN. SO THANK YOU, MERCEDES, FOR THAT. AND THEN THIS IS THE, OF COURSE, NEW EDITION REFERENCED EARLIER. THIS IS WHERE THE NEW KITCHEN, NEW GYM, WHICH HAPPENS TO BE A STORM SHELTER, CAFETERIA AND ADMINISTRATION SUITE, WILL BE AGAIN. WE EXPECT TO OCCUPY THIS IN JANUARY 2023. JUST A COUPLE OF PHOTOS HERE. AND THEN WE HAVE OUR MILESTONES AND WE SHOWED THIS AT A PREVIOUS BOARD MEETING, SO WE WANTED TO UPDATE IT. OF COURSE, PHASES ONE, TWO AND THREE NOW COMPLETE. WORKING ON PHASE FOUR, IT IS ACTUALLY PARTIALLY COMPLETE TODAY, TO BE HONEST, BUT THE REAL MAJOR COMPONENTS OR PHASES LEFT TO DO, ARE PHASE FIVE AND PHASE SIX AS REFERENCED HERE. ANY QUESTIONS ON BRENTFIELD SPECIFIC? ALL RIGHT. MOVING ON TO FOREST MEADOW JUNIOR HIGH, AGAIN, A PHASED PROJECT.

WHAT YOU SEE HERE IS PART OF THE NEW PAVING AND PARKING THAT WILL BE GOING IN OFF ABRAMS. AND THEN, OF COURSE, THE NEW ADDITION CLASSROOM WING THAT YOU'LL SEE WHERE THE OLD ADMINISTRATION SUITE WAS HOUSED. MOVING INSIDE THE BUILDING HERE WE HAVE OUR TEMPORARY CORRIDORS, TEMPORARY FRONT, MAIN ENTRY YOU SEE THERE ON THE RIGHT BOTTOM RIGHT, WE HAVE OUR TEMPORARY ADMINISTRATION OFFICES, UNIQUE SET SETUP WITH MODULAR FURNITURE INSIDE THE EXISTING LIBRARY SPACE, OUR TEMPORARY RECEPTION AREA THERE. AND WE WERE ALSO ABLE TO CREATE STILL A SECURE VESTIBULE. SO THIS IS THREE BUZZERS BUZZING IN TO THE VESTIBULE, BUZZING INTO THE MAIN OFFICE AND THEN BUZZING OUT OF THE MAIN OFFICE. SO ALL OF THOSE SECURITY MEASURES THAT WE WOULD NORMALLY HAVE IN OUR BUILDINGS ARE STILL IN PLACE HERE AT FOREST MEADOW AS WELL. AND THEN, OF COURSE, SOME OF THE TEMPORARY PROVISIONS ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT, YOU SEE A TEMPORARY STAFF PARKING LOT BECAUSE THE ONE ON ABRAMS IS NOT COMPLETE YET. AND THEN, OF COURSE, OUR PORTABLES FOR SWING SPACE, BECAUSE AGAIN, IT'S A PHASE PROJECT. SO WE WERE INSIDE THE BUILDING RECLAIMING OR CLAIMING SOME CLASSROOMS TO MAKE THE NEW BUILDING SPACE. AND SO WE'LL HOUSE OUT IN THESE PORTABLES TEMPORARILY. THE BIGGEST CHANGE FOR FOREST MEADOW, FROM WHAT WE PRESENTED TO YOU EARLIER, IS WE DID NOT RECEIVE OUR PERMIT FROM THE CITY OF DALLAS UNTIL RECENTLY, SO WE WEREN'T ABLE TO BUILD THAT TEACHER PARKING LOT THROUGH THE SUMMER LIKE WE PLANNED.

AND SO THAT PARKING LOT IS DUE TO BE READY NOW IN OCTOBER. SO THAT'S WHY WE HAD TO CREATE THESE TEMPORARY PARKING SPACES FOR OUR STAFF AND PARENTS UNTIL THAT PARKING LOT IS COMPLETE. THANK YOU, MISS HAYES. WE WANTED TO SHARE THIS AGAIN WITH YOU. WE SHARED IT ON MAY 9TH. I WANTED TO BRING IT BACK. WE KNOW WE ALSO HAVE SOME NEW BOARD MEMBERS THAT MAY NOT HAVE SEEN THIS BEFORE, BUT THIS SITE PLAN LARGELY FOLLOWS THE PHOTOS WE JUST SAW. YOU SEE THE PORTABLES UP IN TOP LEFT WITH A WALKWAY COVER GOING INTO THE BUILDING AND OF COURSE, THE FRONT DRIVE THAT WILL BE UTILIZED AND THE DROP OFF IN THE BACK LOOP AND YELLOW THERE. SO AGAIN, THIS WAS SHOWN IN MAY AND WE JUST KIND OF WANTED TO SHOW IT BACK AGAIN THAT THIS IS THE CURRENT CONDITION EXCEPT FOR, AS MERCEDES JUST MENTIONED, THE PARKING LOT OFF OF ABRAMS THAT WAS NOT COMPLETED. BECAUSE FULL BUILDING PERMIT WAS RECEIVED ON MONDAY, AUGUST 8TH, 2022. SO WE WERE NOT ABLE TO START THAT PROJECT AS WE RECEIVED BUILDING PERMIT THIS WEEK. THAT SAID, MOVING ON TO MAJOR ADDITIONS AND RENOVATION WORK IS SCHEDULED NOW REALLY THROUGH DECEMBER 20, 23. SITE AND LANDSCAPING SUMMER OF 2023. MAJOR RENOVATION PHASE TWO. IT'S PRIMARILY THE FINE ARTS AREA BY THE GYM. JANUARY 24 TO MAY 24 AND THEN FINAL FURNITURE INSTALL AND COMPLETION IN SUMMER OF 2024.

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AND AGAIN, SOME OF THESE DATES WERE SHOWN IN THAT MAY PRESENTATION AS WELL. SO JUST WANTED TO BRING IT BACK UP. WE'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ON FOREST MEADOW FOR FOR EVERYBODY'S BENEFIT. CAN YOU. I KNOW THE PERMIT WAS SUCH A CRITICAL PART OF THE OF THE CRITICAL PATH ON THIS. CAN YOU GIVE JUST ONE? I KNOW WE GOT IT ON AUGUST 8TH. WHEN DID WE FILE FOR IT? IN JANUARY OF 2022. YEAH. SO IT WAS THE PORTABLE BUILDING JANUARY OF THIS YEAR. THE MAIN BUILDING WAS, I THINK JULY OF LAST YEAR. OKAY. SO I MEAN, THAT'S A PRETTY THAT'S GOOD CONTEXT FOR EVERYBODY TO UNDERSTAND. BUT THEN ALSO THE PERMIT WHAT DOES THAT NOT ALLOW US TO DO? BECAUSE THERE WAS SOME MOVEMENT ON THE SITE. AND SO JUST FOR EVERYBODY'S BENEFIT, KIND OF WHAT RESTRICTIONS COULD WE NOT DO? WE COULD NOT CALL ANY BUILDING INSPECTIONS OR ANY SITE INSPECTIONS. SO RIGHT NOW WE ARE RUNNING THE PORTABLE BUILDINGS YOU SAW ON GENERATOR BECAUSE WE CANNOT ENERGIZE THE TRANSFORMER, FEEDING THE PORTABLES WITHOUT THE PERMIT TO CALL THE INSPECTION. SO THE PARKING LOT, THE COST OF THE GENERATOR RUNNING, YOU KNOW, ALL THOSE THINGS ARE DRIVEN BY NOT BEING ABLE TO CALL IN INSPECTIONS WITHOUT A PERMIT. SO THAT'S BEEN THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND SOME OF THESE DELAYS. ABSOLUTELY. AND I JUST WANTED TO BRING THAT TO PEOPLE'S ATTENTION. I MEAN, I'M NOT THIS IS A CITY OF DALLAS PROBLEM THAT THEY'RE WELL AWARE THAT THEY HAVE.

BUT UNFORTUNATELY, WE'VE BECOME THE LATEST VICTIM AND THE LINE OF VICTIMS ON THEIR PERMITTING PROCESS. AND THAT'S UNFORTUNATE BECAUSE THAT'S NOW GOING TO IMPACT OUR SCHEDULE. AND IF YOU HADN'T NOTICED ANYTHING, ANY TIME SOMETHING IS DELAYED, COSTS KEEP GOING UP. SO I ANTICIPATE MORE TRICKLE DOWN ISSUES BECAUSE OF DELAYS LATER ON. SO ANYWAY, THANK YOU FOR THE CONTEXT. I APPRECIATE IT. YES, SIR. THANK YOU. I'M MOVING INTO LAKE HIGHLANDS AGAIN AND IN ITS INFANCY STAGE IN THE SENSE THAT OUR SITE UTILITY WORK IS ABOUT THE ONLY THING YOU'LL SEE GOING ON RIGHT NOW TODAY. WE DO HAVE THE NEW TEMPORARY TRANSFORMER INSTALLED. YOU MAY RECALL THE BOARD APPROVED THE TEMPORARY TRANSFORMER EASEMENT IN A PREVIOUS MEETING. THIS IS TO THE EXISTING BUILDING WAS FED BY OVERHEAD LINES, OVERHEAD POWER LINES. AND SO IN ORDER TO ERECT THE NEW BUILDING, WE, OF COURSE, HAD TO TAKE DOWN THE OVERHEAD AND RUN IT UNDERGROUND. THAT WORK IS COMPLETE WAS COMPLETE OVER THE SUMMER. AND SO NOW WE'RE CERTAINLY PREPARED TO START THE NEW BUILDING ERECTION ONCE WE GET BUILDING PERMIT, WHICH WE DO NOT HAVE YET FOR LAKE HIGHLANDS. WHAT WE DO HAVE ARE THE EARLY FOUNDATION, EARLY SITE AND EARLY GRADING PERMITS, WHICH ESSENTIALLY MEANS ALL OF THE UTILITY WORK AND THE SLAB FOUNDATION WORK CAN ALL HAPPEN. THE ONLY THING WE CANNOT DO AT THIS MOMENT WITHOUT FULL BUILDING PERMIT IS WHAT THEY CALL A GO VERTICAL.

SO, RICK STEEL, WE HAVE A SCHEDULE HERE. WE'LL SHOW YOU IN A MINUTE. IF WE'RE ABLE TO GET THROUGH AND GET OUR BUILDING PERMIT IN TIME, IT MAY NOT IMPACT THE SCHEDULE THAT YOU'LL SEE HERE IN JUST A SECOND. AGAIN WANTED TO SHOW YOU WHAT WE HAD PRESENTED BACK IN APRIL OF THIS YEAR. THIS WAS THE KIND OF THE LOGISTICS MAP THAT IS STILL IN PLACE. SO THIS IS LARGELY WHAT WE'RE GOING TO FOLLOW. MR. RUSTON AND HIS CAMPUS HAVE ACCLIMATED. WELL, I THINK THIS IS GOING TO BE THE MOST VIABLE PLAN TO GET THIS NEW BUILDING BUILT, AS YOU SEE THERE, NEXT TO AN EXISTING OCCUPIED CAMPUS. BUT WE'RE LARGELY FOLLOWING WHAT YOU'VE SEEN AS FAR BACK AS APRIL 2022. THAT SAID AGAIN. EXCUSE ME, THE NEW TEMPORARY TRANSFORMER INSTALL IS COMPLETE. SITE UTILITY INSTALLATION IS ONGOING THROUGH ESTIMATED THROUGH FEBRUARY OF 2023, PIER AND GREAT BEAM INSTALLATION ROUGHLY OCTOBER OF THIS YEAR THROUGH DECEMBER. POOR SLABS, NOVEMBER THROUGH FEBRUARY 2023. AND THAT'S IF WE CAN GO ERECT AT THAT POINT WITH STEEL, THEN I THINK WE'LL BE IN GOOD SHAPE. WE WON'T DEVIATE MUCH FROM OUR MASTER SCHEDULE OR CURRENT SCHEDULE. NOW THEN OF COURSE, THE TWO END DATES AUGUST OF 2024, OPENING FOR BUSINESS NEW OCCUPANCY WITH FINAL COMPLETION IN DECEMBER OF 2024. AND REMEMBER THAT IS ONCE WE OCCUPY THE NEW SPACE, WE HAVE THE NEW PARKING AND TENNIS COURTS AND LANDSCAPING MORE ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE BUILDING THAT WILL BE COMPLETE THAT FALL SEMESTER.

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THESE ARE DATES THAT WE ALSO SHARED BACK IN THE PREVIOUS MEETING. WE ARE HAVING THE GROUNDBREAKING CEREMONY ON AUGUST THE 30TH AT 5:00. SO THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN ALMOST 20 YEARS THAT WE WILL BE BUILDING A NEW SCHOOL CAMPUS THAT STAND ALONE. SO WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THAT. A QUICK QUESTION, IF I COULD. SO I LIKE THAT. AUGUST 2024 IS STILL SHOWN, AND WE'RE OPTIMISTIC ON THAT. IF THAT DOES SLIDE, HOW DOES THAT IMPACT THE PROGRAMING OF THE SIXTH GRADE MOVING TO MIDDLE SCHOOL, OR DOES IT NOT? THAT WILL BE SOMETHING THAT WE WILL TACKLE IF WE BEGIN TO PREDICT IN. YES, IF WE BEGIN BY NEXT SUMMER, IF WE'RE NOT ON TARGET, THEN THAT'LL BE SOMETHING THAT WE WORK ON IN THE SUMMER, EARLY FALL TO MAKE A DECISION OF WHAT THAT 2024 WILL LOOK LIKE. GOTCHA. IT IS DEFINITELY ON OUR PROJECT BOARD AS A CONSIDERATION. THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT. MOVING OVER TO MOHAWK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AGAIN, THIS IS THE NEWLY RENOVATED SPACE, THE CAFETERIA ON THE BOTTOM, RIGHT, NEWLY RENOVATED, MUCH LARGER, AS YOU MAY RECALL. PRETTY SMALL CAFETERIA BEFORE AND NICE NEW, LARGER CAFETERIA NOW. TYPICAL CORRIDOR ON THE LEFT, NEW FINISHES. YOU SEE, WE HAVE OUR CLASSROOM SPACES AGAIN. NEWLY REMODELED EVERYTHING. LIGHTS, CEILINGS, FLOORS, CASEWORK. AGAIN, NO NEW FF TO SHOW RIGHT NOW. BUT AS SOON AS WE HAVE IT AGAIN, WE'D LOVE TO COME BACK WITH SOME REFRESHED PICTURES.

I'M SORRY. I'M GOING TO STOP THERE AND SEE IF THERE'S ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT. COUPLE THINGS ON MOHAWK, ON THE SUPPLY CHAINS. WE ARE LIMITED ON GLASS RIGHT NOW, SO YOU'LL SEE A LOT OF PLY BOARD BEING USED AND THEN THERE'S A LOT OF OPEN SPACE INSIDE WHERE STOREFRONTS ARE TO BE INSTALLED, BUT THEY'RE NOT IN, SO THEY'LL BE STARTING SCHOOL WITHOUT SOME GLASS ALSO. P-LAM AND YOU WANT TO EXPLAIN WHAT THAT IS, PLASTIC LAMINATE THAT GOES ON THE WALLS. A LOT OF OUR WALLS ARE NOT IN, THAT'S NOT DUE NOW UNTIL SEPTEMBER. SO THERE'S A LOT OF DRYWALL THAT'S SHOWING IT'S SAFE. WE MADE SAFE FOR STUDENTS, SO THERE'S NO WAY FOR THEM TO GET HURT UNTIL THAT NEW COVERING COMES IN. BUT THERE'S A LOT AT MOHAWK THAT WE HOPE TO HAVE IN FOR THE START OF SCHOOL THAT WILL THAT IS DELAYED. NOW, WE'RE ALSO NOT SURE WHAT THE FRONT IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE FOR MOHAWK. THEY ARE POURING CONCRETE. THEY POURED SOME YESTERDAY AND THEN THEY'RE DUE TO SUPPOSED TO POUR SOME TOMORROW OR SATURDAY TO GIVE US SOME KIND OF A FRONT ENTRY. SO WE WILL BE WATCHING THAT TO SEE WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE. WE DO HAVE A TRAFFIC PLAN IN PLACE WITH THE CITY AND SOME ALTERNATIVE DROP OFF PICKUPS WE MIGHT HAVE TO START WITH AT MOHAWK TODAY, WE HAD 40 CUSTODIANS AT MOHAWK TO HELP TEACHERS, ALMOST ONE PER CLASSROOM, REALLY, TO HELP TEACHERS GET READY TO GET THEIR STUFF MOVED WHERE THEY NEED TO BE.

JUST FOR CONTEXT, AS A FORMER TEACHER THAT HAD TO MOVE CLASSROOMS MULTIPLE TIMES, I APPRECIATED WHEN SOMEONE CAME IN TO HELP ME, BUT I REALLY WANTED TO DO IT MYSELF BECAUSE I KNEW WHAT I WANTED TO GET DONE. AND SO WE'LL HEAR FROM TEACHERS, BOTH SIDES. THANKS FOR THE HELP, BUT NO THANKS. AND THEN I WISH I HAD PEOPLE TO HELP ME AFTER THE FACT. SO I JUST WANT TO PUT THAT IN CONTEXT. WE DID HAVE MOVERS, CLEANERS FROM THE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, OUR CUSTODIAL STAFF, ALL WORKING AT MOHAWK TODAY, ALONG WITH ABOUT PROBABLY 120 WORKERS THAT ARE STILL ON SITE TRYING TO FINISH THAT SCHOOL UP. BUT IT WILL OPEN ON TUESDAY. CLASSROOMS WILL BE READY AND THEN WE WILL FINISH UP DURING NON INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS. AND MS. HAYES, JUST ANOTHER POINT OF CONTEXT. I KNOW WHEN WE OPENED UP WHITE ROCK, WE HAD MANY OF THE SAME CHALLENGES IN TERMS OF IT WAS TWO OR THREE WEEKS INTO THE SCHOOL YEAR WHEN WE WERE STILL, FOR EXAMPLE, FINISHING CERTAIN WALLS OR REPLACING FURNITURE. AND SO YOU ALL DO A PHENOMENAL JOB OF COORDINATING THOSE EFFORTS WITH THE PRINCIPAL SO THAT WE'RE NOT DISRUPTING INSTRUCTION. THOSE THINGS ARE DONE OFF HOURS. AND JUST WANT TO REITERATE THAT WITH THE COMMUNITY AS WELL. NO. GREAT POINT. AND BACK TO THE CAFETERIA PICTURE ON THE BOTTOM.

RIGHT, TOO THAT POINT, IT'S NICE AND OPEN. YOU SEE THERE, THAT IS ACTUALLY A STOREFRONT SYSTEM THAT GOES THERE WITH GLASS, OF COURSE. AND WHEN WE DID DISCUSS IT WITH THE PRINCIPAL AND MS. HAYES. AND SO THE PLAN, INSTEAD OF WHAT YOU MAY SEE OUT THERE, ARE STOREFRONT SYSTEMS WITH PLYWOOD IN THE OPENINGS. AS MS. HAYES HAS MENTIONED HERE, WE HAVE DECIDED IT IS BEST FOR THE CAMPUS. CAMPUS PRINCIPAL AGREES THAT WE DON'T WANT THEM TO DO THAT HERE. WE WANT THEM TO INSTALL THE STOREFRONT WITH THE GLASS IN LIEU OF TRYING TO PUT THE STORE FRONT IN AND THEN PUTTING THE PLYWOOD UP FOR OBVIOUS REASONS. SO WE WILL BE DOING THESE THINGS OUTSIDE OF INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS. BUT THAT IS JUST ONE EXAMPLE OF WHAT MS. HAYES AND SUPERINTENDENT BRANUM TALKED ABOUT. THAT SAID, MOVE ON TO PIERCE UNLESS THERE'S ANY QUESTIONS FOR MOHAWK. THIS IS A LITTLE OLDER PHOTO, BUT AGAIN, SOME NEW BOARD MEMBERS WANTED TO SHOW ONE THEIR BEAUTIFUL FIELD, SO KIND OF WANTED TO SHOW IT AGAIN. AERIAL OF THE NEW TURF, BASEBALL, SOFTBALL FIELDS. THIS IS THE KIND OF THE WHITE ROOF. THEY'RE TOP. YOU SEE, THIS IS THE 14 CLASSROOM NEW ADDITION. YOU'LL SEE SOME PICTURES OF THE INSIDE HERE IN A MOMENT. THIS IS SENIOR WAY IN KUWAIT ROAD KIND OF INTERSECTION. SO HERE ARE THOSE CLASSROOMS. TOP LEFT IS THE NEW CLASSROOM ADDITION, TYPICAL WITH THE NEW FURNITURE IN PLACE.

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BOTTOM RIGHT IS THE NEW ORCHESTRA ROOM, WHICH IS REALLY ON THE SOUTHEAST CORNER OF THE BUILDING. AND THAT IS ACTUALLY A STORM SHELTER AS WELL. BUT OUR NEW ORCHESTRA ROOM BOTH LOOK VERY, VERY NICE. HERE IS THE NEW CLASSROOM ADDITION CORRIDOR AND COMMON AREA AS YOU GO IN THERE. SO IF YOU'VE WALKED THIS AREA OVER THERE, YOU'LL NOTICE IT'S JUST REALLY HIGH AND FINISHES AND LOOKS GREAT. AND THEN IF YOU RECALL, WE BROUGHT THIS TO YOU IN MAY ALSO OF THIS YEAR. AND SO WHERE WE HAVE IN BLUE, YOU SEE ON THE SCREEN, THIS IS OUR CONSTRUCTION ZONE. SO THIS IS WHAT WE ALWAYS ANTICIPATED EVEN WAY BACK IN MAY TO BE WORKING ON JUST FULL BLOWN CONSTRUCTION. AND THERE IS A SECOND FLOOR SHOW YOU HERE JUST TO KIND OF GET OUR BEARINGS. BUT THE GREEN AND NOW THE PINK, THE NEW ADDITIONS WILL BE OCCUPIED NEXT WEEK. SO PINK AND GREEN OUR STUDENTS AND STAFF ARE IN. AND THEN THE BLUE, OUR FOLKS ARE NOT IN. NOW, THE GREEN LINE REPRESENTS THERE YOU SEE KIND OF A DARK GREEN LINE OUTLINING THE BLUE. WE HAVE TOTAL SEPARATION WALLS TO DECK, SOUNDPROOFED TYPE SEPARATION OF CONSTRUCTION AND STUDENTS. BUT AGAIN, WHAT WE HAD SHARED IN MAY IS WHAT WE HAVE ON SITE. SO I JUST WANTED TO BRING THAT BACK FOR FOLKS THAT MAYBE HADN'T SEEN IT OR WANTED TO SEE IT AGAIN. AGAIN THE MILESTONES. PHASE THREE, THE CURRENT PHASE THAT WE'RE IN AUGUST, OF COURSE, NOW UNTIL JULY 2023, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE AUDITORIUM RENOVATION, WHICH IS A PART OF THREE.

A YOU SAW THERE, BUT THE AUDITORIUM WILL EXTEND INTO NEXT FALL SEMESTER. SO AND THAT'S ALWAYS BEEN THE CASE. BUT I WANTED TO MAKE THAT DISTINCTION WITH PHASE THREE. AND THEN OF COURSE, PHASE THREE B WILL START NEXT SUMMER, JUNE OF 23 AND GO THROUGH JULY OF 2024 WHEN WE SHOULD ACHIEVE PROJECT COMPLETION. SO AGAIN, SOME OF THESE MILESTONES WERE SHARED BACK IN MAY, BUT WE WANTED TO BRING THEM BACK UP AGAIN. WE'D BE HAPPY TO STOP FOR ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS ON PEARCE. WE HAVE ADDED PORTABLES TO PEARCE HIGH SCHOOL BETWEEN THE CAMPUS AND THE MULTIPURPOSE ACTIVITY CENTER. THERE ARE SOME CLASSROOM PORTABLES THAT HAVE BEEN ADDED WITH THE COVERED WALKWAY. STUDENTS DO HAVE TO GO THROUGH THAT WALKWAY IN ORDER TO GET TO THE NEW FINE ARTS WING. BECAUSE OF THE SEPARATION FOR CONSTRUCTION STUDENTS, GO OUT TO THE PORTABLES AND THEN GO ACROSS TO THE FINE ARTS WING AS WELL. BUT THE CAMPUS HAS CREATED THEIR CLASSROOM SCHEDULES AND ADAPTED TO THAT. AND SO PEARCE IS IN GOOD SHAPE AND READY TO START SCHOOL ON TUESDAY. I DID JUST WANT TO SAY MS. HARRIS. I JUST TURNED MY MICROPHONE ON AND SAID, HEY, BUT I DID JUST WANT TO SAY THAT I THINK THAT'S THE LAST OF THE MASSIVE SCHOOL UPDATES, LIKE THE ONES THAT ARE SUPER INTRUSIVE.

IS THAT CORRECT? LIKE ON THIS PRESENTATION? YES. FOR ANY OF THE SCHOOLS, I JUST. WELL, REALLY, I'LL JUST SAY IT. I WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU TO OUR TEACHERS AND OUR PRINCIPALS AND OUR FAMILIES. LIKE ANY, LIVING THROUGH RENOVATION IS PAINFUL. TRYING TO GET YOUR CLASS READY. THAT'S PAINFUL. AND I KNOW THAT THEY'VE HAD TO DO THAT. SO I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT. I DID ALSO WANT TO SAY THAT I GOT THE INVITATION TO GO CHECK OUT PEARCE HIGH SCHOOL AND CARRIE BREEDLOVE. THE PRINCIPAL COULD NOT STOP RAVING ABOUT HOW GREAT THE CONSTRUCTION GUYS WERE AND HOW AWESOME THEY WERE WORKING AROUND OUR NEEDS AND THE CONSTRUCTION GUYS SAID THE SAME THING ABOUT HER AND HER STAFF AND SO SUPER APPRECIATIVE THAT THEY'RE WORKING WITH OUR GROUP AND THAT OUR GROUP IS WORKING WITH THEM IN A WAY THAT'S BENEFICIAL TO ALL. THANK YOU FOR THAT. IT'S BEEN A VERY GOOD PARTNERSHIP. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THAT HELEN WILKERSON, WHO IS OUR GENERAL CONTRACTOR THERE, HAS DONE ANY WORK IN RISD AND IT HAS BEEN VERY NICE. THANK YOU FOR THOSE COMMENTS. AND JUST ONE THING I SAW ON SOCIAL MEDIA, SO I JUST WANT TO SQUASH THIS. EVEN THOUGH THE AUDITORIUM AND PART OF THE BUILDING IS OPEN DUE TO DEMOLITION, THERE IS AIR CONDITIONING AT PIERCE HIGH SCHOOL. EVERYBODY HAS AIR. EVERYBODY HAS POWER. SO WHEN YOU DRIVE BY AND YOU SEE A LOT OF OPEN CONCRETE, EVERYBODY KIND OF PANICS.

BUT IT IS ALL COVERED. VERY GOOD MOVING INTO OUR TURF PROJECTS. HERE WE HAVE RICHARDSON HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL ON THE LEFT, RICHARDSON HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL ON THE RIGHT. AGAIN, THESE ARE IN VARIOUS STAGES OF COMPLETION. I'LL TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT HERE ON THE ON THE NEXT FEW SLIDES. I'LL JUST GO THROUGH THE PICTURES QUICKLY. BERKNER HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL LEFT BERKNER HIGH SCHOOL SOFTBALL ON THE RIGHT. AND AS YOU CAN PROBABLY SEE JUST FROM THE PHOTOS, BERKNER IS THE MOST COMPLETE AND IS EXPECTED TO FINISH SOONER THAN THIS ONE. MATTER OF FACT, LAKE HIGHLANDS HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL ON THE LEFT. IT'S UP ON THE RIGHT. SO ALL PROJECTS ARE ALL FIELDS ARE ON SCHEDULE. BUT AGAIN, THEY STARTED IT A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT TIMES. SO BERKNER HIGH SCHOOL IS EXPECTED TO COMPLETE EARLIER THAN THE RICHARDSON HIGH SCHOOL, RICHARDSON HIGH SCHOOL, THEN LAKE HIGHLANDS HIGH SCHOOL. BUT ALL FIELDS, ALL FIELDS ARE ON SCHEDULE AND BE OPEN FOR 22, 23 BASEBALL SOFTBALL SEASON. SO THAT IS GOOD NEWS. TURF IS EXPECTED TO ARRIVE IN LATE AUGUST, SO THINGS WILL REALLY START SHAPING UP OUT THERE AT ALL FIELDS. BUT THE MAJOR NOTE HERE IS THAT EVERYTHING'S ON SCHEDULE, BUT YOU WILL SEE KIND OF A STAGGERED COMPLETION AT EACH HIGH SCHOOL BECAUSE THEY STARTED AT A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT TIMES. NO. NO MAJOR ISSUES TO REPORT. ANY QUESTIONS THERE? ALL RIGHT. SOME OF THESE WE CAN BREEZE THROUGH AGAIN ARE FINE ARTS PROJECT.

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SO AT RICHARDSON HIGH SCHOOL AND LAKE HIGHLANDS HIGH SCHOOL BOTH RECEIVED UPGRADES TO OUR LIGHTING ON OUR SOUND AND WILL SOON BE OUR AV SYSTEMS. AND THEN RICHARDSON ALSO RECEIVED ADDITIONAL UPGRADES WITH ITS SEATING. YOU SEE THEIR BRAND NEW SEATING ON THE LOWER LEVEL. SO IT LOOKS REALLY, REALLY NICE. AND THANKS TO MR. JEFF BRADFORD FOR WORKING WITH US AND SEEING THAT PROJECT THROUGH AS WELL. BERKNER HIGH SCHOOL, I BELIEVE, IS THE NEXT ON THE LIST THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO REPORT ON HERE IN THE FUTURE. SO LOOK FORWARD TO REPORTING ON THAT. AND THESE ARE JUST SOME OF OUR SYSTEM UPGRADE PROJECTS. SO AGAIN, OUR MECHANICAL PLUMBING, HVAC, LIFE SAFETY FLOORING. THESE ARE JUST SOME PICTURES OF SOME OF THOSE SYSTEMS THAT ARE GETTING REPLACED FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS, FIRE SUPPRESSION UPGRADES, THOSE KINDS OF THINGS, OUR FLOORING PROJECTS, AND YOU'LL SEE A LIST OF THOSE WE COMPLETED THIS SUMMER. HERE IS PICTURES OF DARTMOUTH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. WE HAVE SOME OF MOSS HAVEN ELEMENTARY. HERE, DOVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CAFETERIA ON THE LEFT. THEY'LL BE PRIMARY ON THE RIGHT. AND THESE ARE OUR CAMPUSES THIS YEAR, CANYON CREEK, DOVER, DOBIE PRIMARY, DARTMOUTH AND MOSS HAVEN THAT WERE DONE OVER THE SUMMER. SO REALLY PROUD OF THOSE. I DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S ANY QUESTIONS I'LL KIND OF KEEP GOING THROUGH. OUR MECHANICAL PROJECTS DO NOT HAVE ANY PICTURES TO SHOW OF THOSE, BUT THESE ARE THE CAMPUSES WHERE WE ARE WORKING ON OUR RT REPLACEMENTS.

VARYING DEGREES. SOME OF THESE ARE SIMPLY ONE OR TWO UNITS. SOME ARE THE ENTIRE SCHOOL. WE DO HAVE EQUIPMENT DELAYS. MECHANICAL EQUIPMENT HAD LONG, LONG LEAD TIMES. BUT THE NOTE HERE IS SIMPLY ONCE THAT EQUIPMENT IS RECEIVED, ANY WORK WE DO AT ALL WILL BE OUTSIDE OF INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS. THAT'S THE MAIN POINT HERE. BUT THESE ARE THE CAMPUSES THAT ARE GETTING SOME OF THOSE UPGRADES ON MECHANICAL THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT. PLAYGROUNDS. HAPPY TO REPORT SOME MORE PLAYGROUND UPGRADES OUT AND ABOUT. AND YOU'LL SEE THE LIST HERE AT THE END OF THE PICTURE SLIDE. JESS HARBIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. ON THE SCREEN WE HAVE AIKEN ELEMENTARY ON THE LEFT, DOBIE ELEMENTARY ON THE RIGHT. HERE WE HAVE BOWIE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WITH SOME GREAT UPGRADES TO THE PLAYGROUNDS. AND THOSE ARE THE CAMPUS THAT WE WERE ABLE TO COMPLETE THIS SUMMER. W PRIMARY NORTHRIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. BOWIE JESS HARBEN AND AIKEN. AND AGAIN JUST FROM SOME PLUMBING PROJECTS HAVE A BEFORE AND AFTER THIS IS SOME PLUMBING REPAIR WORK OVER AT O HENRY SEWER LINE REPLACEMENT WORK BEFORE AND THIS IS THE AFTER SO THIS WORK IS COMPLETE. IT'S KIND OF I WANT TO SHOW YOU THERE WERE SOME OTHER THINGS GOING ON. THE OTHER PROJECTS INCLUDE WATER HEATER REPLACEMENTS, SINK UPGRADES, BOILER REPLACEMENTS, YOU KNOW, THOSE KINDS OF THINGS. FOR UPCOMING PROJECTS, HERE ARE SOME OF THE NOTABLE SCHOOLS IN THE LIST OF PLUMBING, REPAIRS OR REPLACEMENTS THAT WERE DONE AT THOSE CAMPUSES.

WE HAVE A ROOFING PROJECTS. SO SPRING CREEK ELEMENTARY ON THE LEFT, PRAIRIE CREEK ON THE RIGHT. WE ALSO HAVE PRESTON WOOD ELEMENTARY AND BOWIE SHOWN. AND THESE ARE THE CAMPUSES WHERE WE HAVE COMPLETED ROOFING PROJECTS THIS YEAR. WE HAVE A FEW THAT ARE ONGOING THAT ARE EXPECTED TO FINISH UP AROUND AUGUST 22ND. BUT IT IS NOT THE MAJOR BANGING LOUD NOISE KIND OF STUFF. IF THAT WORK IS TO BE DONE, IT WILL BE OUTSIDE OF INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS AND THOSE REMAINING CAMPUSES WHERE LAKE HIGHLAND, SKYVIEW AND BOWIE, EVERYTHING ELSE ON THE LIST IS COMPLETE EXCEPT FOR PUNCH LIST ITEMS. SO VERY MINOR THINGS. MAYBE SOME METAL WORK. AND THEN WE WANTED TO THROW IN OUR TEACHER LOUNGE PROJECT. SO THIS IS THE ONLY THING WE'RE WORKING ON AT THIS POINT. THE FINISHES HAVE BEEN UPGRADED, THE PAINTING HAS BEEN DONE, THE APPLIANCES, NEW APPLIANCES ARE IN. BUT AGAIN, IT'S THE [INAUDIBLE], SO WE'RE WAITING ON THE NEW FURNITURE. SKYVIEW ON THE BOTTOM RIGHT ACTUALLY HAS ITS NEW FURNITURE IN PLACE. SO WHAT YOU'RE SEEING THERE IS SOME OF THE NEW FURNITURE THAT WE WILL BE GETTING, THE SOFT SEATING AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE CANYON CREEK. THE FINISHES AND APPLIANCES ARE FINISHED, BUT WE ARE WAITING ON FURNITURE. BUT THE LIST OF SCHOOLS THAT WE WERE ABLE TO GET THAT DONE IN JUST WAITING ON FURNITURE ARE RIGHT HERE FOR YOU TO VIEW. SO THAT IS SOMETHING WE CONTINUE TO DO AT OUR CAMPUSES.

[03:01:00]

THE QUESTION. I'M SORRY. I'M SORRY. NO, NO, THAT'S OKAY. THANK YOU. I DID HAVE A QUESTION ON THE ON THE TEACHER LOUNGE IS CAN YOU REMIND ME HOW THESE SCHOOLS WERE CHOSEN FOR THAT UPGRADE? YES, WE CAN. THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS FOR EACH OF THE LEARNING COMMUNITIES REACHED OUT TO THE PRINCIPALS TO IDENTIFY LOUNGES THAT HAD NOT HAD ANY UPGRADES AND WHAT WAS NEEDED FOR THOSE. AND SO THEY WERE PUT ON THE LIST FOR US TO UPGRADE. SO IT WAS BY CAMPUS AND THERE ARE MULTIPLE PHASES FOR THE THE LOUNGES. SO IF YOU IN THE NEXT, I THINK IN AN UPCOMING SLIDE YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THE NEXT SERIES OF CAMPUSES THAT NEXT SUMMER WILL BE ADDRESSED AS WELL. WE'LL PRETTY MUCH COVER ALL LOUNGES BY THE END OF THIS BOND CYCLE WITH FLOORING AND PAINT. SOME NEED FURNITURE, SOME DON'T APPLIANCES, SOME NEED THEM, SOME DON'T. SO WE'LL BE DOING THOSE. BUT FOR THE MAJOR ONES, THOSE ARE THE LISTS THAT YOU'RE SEEING NOW WHERE WE GO IN AND DO A COMPLETE OVERHAUL. PERFECT. THANK YOU. YES, MA'AM. AND NEXT SLIDE. THERE WE GO. AND SO PROPOSED 2023 PROJECTS, 22 TO 23 PROJECTS FOR PLUMBING, ROOFING, FLOORING, OTHER BOND PROJECTS, MISCELLANEOUS. WE'VE KIND OF PUT JUST A GENERAL NOTE HERE FOR NOW. PLANNING AND EXECUTION OF THESE PROJECTS WILL WILL BE PRESENTED AT A LATER DATE. SO THERE ARE SOME DECISIONS TO MAKE. SO WE DID NOT WANT TO THROW OUT THERE NECESSARILY SCOPE OF WORK THAT MAY CHANGE BASED ON FUTURE DECISIONS.

SO WE'RE GOING TO LEAVE THAT TENTATIVE. THERE ARE SOME MECHANICAL PROJECTS THAT ARE PLANNED FOR THIS SUMMER. BIG SPRINGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, BFC, CHRISTA MCAULIFFE, THE MLC AND THEN JUST HARBIN. THE EQUIPMENT, AGAIN, WE MENTIONED DELAYS. THESE ARE EXTENSIVE DELAYS. SO THESE PROJECTS, MECHANICAL REPLACEMENTS ARE GOING TO BE NEXT SUMMER. TOO MUCH WORK TO TRY TO DO AFTER INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS FOR THE SCOPE OF WORK AT THESE CAMPUSES. SO I WANTED TO MAKE THAT NOTE OR DISTINCTION. AND THEN AS SUPERINTENDENT BRANUM MENTIONED, THESE ARE THE PHASE WHAT WE'RE CALLING PHASE TWO LOUNGES, LOCATIONS YOU SEE HERE AT THE BOTTOM. AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO UPGRADE OUR LOUNGES AS THOSE REQUESTS COME IN. BUT THESE ARE THE NEXT ROUND, IF YOU WILL. AND I THINK THAT COULD BE YES, THAT COULD BE THE END OF THAT PRESENTATION. I JUST WOULD BE REMISS IF WE DID NOT IF YOU JUST LIKE HEAR THE SCOPE OF WHAT THAT TEAM FROM MR. WATSON AND MS. HAYES, OUR TEAM OF AMAZING PROJECT MANAGERS OVER THERE, THEY ARE FACILITIES TEAM. THEY'RE JUST IT'S A GROUP OF UNSUNG HEROES. THEY RESPOND IF IT'S A CLASSROOM, AIR CONDITIONING IS OUT. THEY DEPLOY A GROUP TO TO REPAIR IT. WHEN THERE IS A LEAKING ROOF, THEY DEPLOY A TEAM TO IMMEDIATELY REPAIR IT. I MEAN, IT'S THEY JUST HAVE THE MOST SERVANT HEARTS AND THIS IMMEDIACY AND URGENCY TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ADDRESS THE PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT SO OUR STAFF CAN FOCUS ON LEARNING AND TO MANAGE THE SCOPE OF THESE PROJECTS.

I DON'T KNOW HOW THEY'RE DOING IT. I WAS AT FOREST MEADOW TODAY AND MR. PORTER CAME UP AND IT WAS LIKE HE JUST LISTED THIS UPDATE. HERE'S WHERE WE ARE WITH THIS AND THE LEVEL OF DETAIL AND THE ADVOCACY THAT THEY HAVE WITH ALL OF THE DIFFERENT, WHETHER IT'S CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS OR VENDORS LIKE, THERE'S AN URGENCY THAT THEY FEEL TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE DELIVERING A HIGH QUALITY PRODUCT FOR OUR STAFF, OUR STUDENTS AND OUR COMMUNITY. AND I JUST WANT TO THANK THEM FOR THEIR TIRELESS WORK. AND IT'S OFTEN BEHIND THE SCENES. BUT I WANT YOU TO KNOW, WE SEE YOU AND WE WE SO THANK YOU ALL FOR ALL THAT YOU DO. AND MR. WATSON AND MS. HAYES, AGAIN, YOU ALL LEAD THIS BRILLIANTLY, AND WE JUST APPRECIATE YOU. THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU SO MUCH. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. EXCITING NEWS. OUR NEXT ITEM IS THE ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE CHILD ABUSE REPORTING POLICY. MS. BRANUM THANK YOU, MS. HARRIS. THESE NEXT TWO ITEMS SHOULD BE REALLY QUICK. THANK YOU, GENTLEMEN. AGAIN, EVERY YEAR WE ARE LOOKING AT OUR POLICIES IN THE CONSENT AGENDA. YOU APPROVED SOME UPDATES TO OUR CIP OF POLICY AS WELL AS TO OUR CHILD ABUSE TRAINING. DR. GIBBONS, IF YOU'LL JUST QUICKLY PROVIDE A HIGH LEVEL OVERVIEW AS WE ARE REQUIRED AROUND WHAT TRAINING DO WE ENSURE REALLY QUICKLY IS? DO WE PROVIDE TO OUR STAFF TO ENSURE THAT THEY UNDERSTAND THEIR RESPONSIBILITY AND REPORTING ANY KIND OF SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE? YES, MA'AM.

[V.H. Annual Review of Child Abuse Reporting Policy]

[03:05:53]

I'LL DO THIS QUICKLY. AS YOU REMEMBER, PROBABLY TWO OR THREE YEARS AGO, THERE WAS THE BIGGEST CHANGE FOR THIS POLICY IS WHEN THE WORD ANY WAS ADDED TO THE BEGINNING OF THIS. SO YOU'LL SEE THAT ON THE ACTION ITEM THAT ANY EMPLOYEE WHO HAS REASONABLE KNOWLEDGE, THAT WAS THE BIG CHANGE A FEW YEARS AGO. SO WE TEMPERED OUR TRAINING ALL AROUND THAT CHANGE A COUPLE OF THREE YEARS AGO. SO WE HAVE TRAINING THAT'S OF COURSE OFFERED THROUGH REGION TEN. WE'VE DEVELOPED OUR OWN IN-HOUSE. WE HAVE THROUGH OUR LIVE LIVES OF HEALTHY INITIATIVE. WE HAVE A WHOLE MONTH IS DEDICATED TO THESE TYPE OF SUBJECTS AND TOPICS. SO WE'VE ALREADY DONE THAT WORK. I THINK THE UPDATE TO THE POLICY REALLY JUST HAS SOME MINOR TWEAKS AND CHANGES WHEN IT TALKS ABOUT A DISTRICT POLICY BEING REQUIRED AND AN EXPANSION OF SOME OF THE DEFINITION OF WHO IS ON CAMPUS AND WHO HAS THAT RESPONSIBILITY TO REPORT. THAT WAS QUICK. ANY QUESTIONS? THANK YOU FOR BEING SO QUICK. OUR NEXT ITEM IS THE ANNUAL REVIEW OF THE CHILD INTERNET PROTECTION ACT POLICY. MS. BRANUM AGAIN, I'M GOING TO ASK MR. HALL TO CHIME IN HERE REALLY QUICKLY AND PROVIDE AN UPDATE ON OUR EFFORTS AROUND CYBER. AND BEFORE HE DOES, IF I COULD ACTUALLY JUST JUMP IN TO CLARIFY, THERE ARE ACTUALLY NO PROPOSED CHANGES TO THAT POLICY.

[V.I. Annual Review of Child Internet Protection Act Policy]

THANK YOU, MS. BRANUM AND MS. MCGOWAN. MS. MCGOWAN JUST STATED THERE ARE NO PROPOSED CHANGES TO THAT POLICY THAT'S SO SUPER QUICKLY RAISED. PARTICIPATES IN THE FEDERAL E-RATE PROGRAM. TO PARTICIPATE IN THAT, WE HAVE TO HAVE SIMPLE COMPLIANT WEB FILTERING AND SIMPLY AS THE CHILD PROTECTION ACT. AND WE HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THAT FOR 24 YEARS. IF YOU LOOK AT THE INFORMATION ITEM, YOU'LL SEE WE MORE THAN EXCEED THE AMOUNT OF WEB FILTERING. NOT ONLY DO WE HAVE ONE LARGE WEB FILTERING HARDWARE AND CLOUD BASED SERVICE, WE HAVE SIX OTHERS THAT ARE LISTED ON THERE, AS WELL AS THE 24 SEVEN 365 MONITORING AND INGESTING OF ALL OF OUR TRAFFIC AND IT BEING EVALUATED AND ANALYZED BEFORE LET THROUGH. SO WE ARE IN COMPLIANCE AND OUR POLICIES. WE ARE NOT PROPOSING ANY CHANGES AT THIS TIME. THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. THAT WAS QUICK AGAIN. ALL RIGHT. WE ARE ALMOST THERE. OUR NEXT INFORMATION ITEM IS A REPORT ON OUR DISTRICT ACTIVITIES. WE HAVE NOT STARTED SCHOOL YET, BUT WE HAVE BEEN BUSY OUT INTO THE DISTRICT CELEBRATING DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES. ACTUALLY, TODAY WE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT CAMPUSES AND WATCH THE BACK TO SCHOOL VIDEO MESSAGE FROM OUR NEW SUPERINTENDENT, TABITHA BRANUM. BUT EVEN PRIOR TO THAT, WE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND OUR NEW TEACHER EVENT. SO COLLEAGUES, IF YOU ALL WOULD LIKE TO KIND OF ADD YOUR EXPERIENCE AROUND THOSE TWO ACTIVITIES, WE'D LOVE TO HEAR WHAT HAPPENED TODAY.

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

AH, WHAT WAS IT LAST WEEK? JUST A FEW DAYS AGO, YEAH. LAST THURSDAY. WE'LL START WITH MR. POTEET. I'M GOING TO BE QUICK, MR. HALL. EVEN OVER HERE. SO, NO, I THOUGHT THE ENERGY FROM BOTH EVENTS WAS AMAZING. IT WAS GREAT. I MEAN, A GREAT WAY TO START OUT. YOU KNOW, WE'VE THE TEACHERS ARE EXCITED, 400 NEW ONES. AND THAT WAS JUST WHO WE HAD BY THAT DAY. I KNOW WE'VE GOTTEN A LOT NEW TEACHERS SINCE THEN ALSO, BUT I THINK THE ENERGY WAS GREAT. YOU KNOW, A LOT OF THE FEEDBACK I'VE SEEN IN SOCIAL MEDIA WAS GREAT THROUGH THOSE TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS. AND THEN TODAY IT WAS JUST IT WAS REALLY NEAT TO HAVE THAT SPREAD OUT AND KIND OF DELEGATED DOWN TO THE CAMPUS LEVEL, BUT TIED BACK INTO THE DISTRICT CENTRAL DISTRICT. I WAS AT MERRIMAN PARK ELEMENTARY, PICKED IT BECAUSE THEY HAVE A NEW PRINCIPAL, NEW ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, A LOT OF NEW TEACHERS OVER THERE. AND SO IT WAS GREAT JUST FEELING THAT ENERGY. KATIE BARRETT WAS THERE AS WELL, A FORMER PRINCIPAL OVER THERE. AND SO THERE WAS A LOT OF SYNERGY PAST AND PRESENT AND AND I JUST SAY IT WAS A GREAT WAY TO KICK OFF. AND THEN I STUCK AROUND AND GOT TO WATCH A LOT OF THE THE TEACHERS GET IN THEIR ROOMS UP TO DATE AND HANDED OUT SWAG FOR THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.

[03:10:36]

AND SO IT WAS REALLY NEAT. AND I KNOW THAT WASN'T AS SHORT AS I INTENDED, BUT I WAS GLAD TO BE A PARTICIPANT. THANK YOU, MR. POTEET. MS. PACHECO, DO THE NEWEST BOARD MEMBER, YOU HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND OUR NEW TEACHER EVENT. WOULD YOU LIKE TO PROVIDE YOUR PERSPECTIVE? SURE. THANK YOU. I HAD A LOT OF FUN. I WAS SO EXCITED TO SEE SO MANY NEW TEACHERS. EXCITED TO SEE ALL THE SUPPORT THE NEW TEACHERS HAVE. ALL THE ADMINISTRATORS, EVERYONE TABITHA THERE. I REALLY ENJOYED IT. I ENJOYED THAT. IT WAS AT BERKNER HOSTING. OF COURSE I SAW A LOT OF FRIENDLY FACES THERE FROM BECAUSE MY SON GOES THERE. MY DAUGHTER GRADUATED FROM THERE. SO. I WAS JUST REALLY HAPPY. I'M LOSING MY VOICE. AND IT WAS JUST AMAZING. SO CONGRATULATIONS, EVERYONE. AND I'M JUST EXCITED FOR THIS NEW YEAR. THANK YOU. AND I GUESS I SHOULD HAVE TOLD YOU. MAKE IT REALLY QUICK. AND THEN I WOULD HAVE SAVED YOUR VOICE A LITTLE BIT. ANYONE ELSE? BUT AGAIN, I WAS ABLE TO ATTEND NORTH HILLS ELEMENTARY AND GOT TO SEE THE AMAZING VIDEO. IT WAS AWESOME DANCING. OH YEAH, THERE WAS A LITTLE BIT. AND MAN, IT WAS INSPIRING SEEING THE TEACHERS GETTING TO GO INTO THE CLASSROOM. IT WAS JUST REALLY REFRESHING. YOU KNOW, LAST YEAR WE DIDN'T HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET IN AND REALLY GET TO VISIT.

AND SO JUST SEEING THE ENERGY AND THE EXCITEMENT OF A NEW NEW YEAR AND YOU KNOW, I JUST I APPRECIATE THEM OPENING UP THE DOORS AND ALLOW ME TO PARTICIPATE JUST A LITTLE BIT WITH THEM AND AND HELP WITH THE EXCITEMENT. MS. RENTERÍA. YES. ALSO TO DITTO WHAT MY COLLEAGUES HAVE ALREADY SAID. BUT I WAS AT RICHLAND ELEMENTARY, SO I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING THERE, AND I WAS THERE WITH SARA HOGAN, OUR PRINCIPAL, AND DR. SPILLER. AND THE ENERGY WAS INFECTIOUS. IT WAS AWESOME. THEY DID A FABULOUS JOB OF JUST GATHERING EVERYONE. THEY HAD A THEME OF OHANA. IT WAS A BIG LUAU. AND SO THE WHOLE CONCEPT OF FAMILY AND THAT WE ARE ALL FAMILY AND WE LOOK OUT FOR ONE ANOTHER. AND THEY WERE VERY, VERY INTO THAT. EVERYBODY WAS INSPIRED BY THE WONDERFUL VIDEO. MS. BRANUM YOU COULD JUST TELL THAT THE TEACHERS WERE JUST SO TOUCHED BY IT. AND IT WAS GREAT. I THINK THAT EVERYBODY SEEMED EXCITED AND JUST SO READY TO KIND OF DO THIS RESTART. AND I WAS EXCITED. I MEAN, I LEFT THERE BEING SO EXCITED THAT, YES, LET'S DO THIS. I'M NOT A TED LASSO, RIGHT? I'VE NEVER SEEN THE SHOW. AND SO I WASN'T, YOU KNOW, BUT EVEN WITH NOT KNOWING ALL OF IT, I COULD TELL THERE WERE SOME PEOPLE ALSO LIKE, WHY IS SHE WEARING A MUSTACHE? OR, YOU KNOW, SO I REMEMBER YOU SAID YOU HAVE TO WATCH IT AND SO I JUST HAVEN'T DONE IT.

BUT EVEN WITHOUT THAT, IT WAS JUST SO FUNNY. IT WAS SO INSPIRING. AND I THINK EVERYBODY JUST LEFT SO READY. SO I'M EXCITED. IT WAS A GREAT DAY IN SD. MS. TIMME. WELL, I FEEL AWKWARD SAYING THAT TABITHA LOOKS GREAT IN A MUSTACHE, BUT SHE DID. THAT WAS A GREAT VIDEO. I HAD THE PLEASURE OF BEING OVER AT PARK HILL TODAY, AND IT WAS FANTASTIC. I LOVED THE ENERGY. THE TEACHER SEEMED ENERGIZED AND READY. IT'S WHEN YOU GO INTO AND YOU FEEL THAT GOOD ENERGY AND YOU KNOW WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO IN THE LIVES THEY'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO TOUCH. LIKE, IT'S REALLY IT'S JUST A REFRESHING PIECE. OUR NEW TEACHERS, IT'S, I MEAN, THEY WERE SO EXCITED. IT WAS A ROOMFUL. THE ENERGY WAS OUTSTANDING. THE WELCOME WAS WARM FOR US, BUT ESPECIALLY FOR THEM. I ASKED THEM ABOUT THE QUALITY OF PD AND AND I KNOW THAT A LOT OF THE TEAMS ARE PROVIDING THAT. AND ALL I CAN SAY IS THEY FELT, I MEAN, OVERWHELMED, RIGHT. YOU'RE DRINKING WATER THROUGH A FIRE HOSE. ON ONE SIDE, HOWEVER, THEY FELT EVERYTHING THEY HAD WAS VERY RELEVANT AND THEY WERE SO EXCITED AND FELT REALLY SUPPORTED. I CANNOT THINK OF A BETTER WAY FOR A NEW TEACHER WELCOME AND FOR THEM TO SAY SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

[03:15:09]

SO IT WAS SUPER EXCITED. I KNOW THAT IF I'D WALKED ON ANY CAMPUS, I WOULD HAVE BEEN I WOULD HAVE BEEN IN AWE OF OUR EXPERTS THAT WERE SITTING THERE THAT I KNOW THAT ARE GOING TO TOUCH THE KIDS LIVES LIKE THEY DID MINE, WHICH MINE TODAY WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT HOW MUCH THEY LOVE JUNIOR HIGH. THEY WENT TO PARK HILL AND IT'S BECAUSE OF THOSE TEACHERS THAT WERE THERE AND THE FUNNY JOKES THEY WERE TELLING, THE RELATIONSHIPS THEY HAD. SO I KNOW THAT EVERYBODY'S GOING TO HAVE A GREAT YEAR AND I'M SUPER EXCITED. IF I CAN ALSO JUST THANK OUR CENTRAL STAFF BECAUSE OUR CENTRAL STAFF, ALL OF CABINET, EVERY SINGLE MEMBER OF OUR CENTRAL TEAM TODAY WERE DEPLOYED TO A CAMPUS AND WE DID OUR CENTRAL DAY OF SERVICE. AND SO, AGAIN, IN LIEU OF HAVING A TRADITIONAL CONVOCATION THAT WE'VE HAD IN THE PAST, WE CAME TOGETHER, WATCHED A LITTLE WELCOME MESSAGE, AND THEN REALLY WE WERE THERE JUST TO PROVIDE SUPPORT TO THE CAMPUS. WE DID WHATEVER IT WAS. MR. POTEET, YOU HANDED OUT T SHIRTS. I KNOW THERE WERE PEOPLE THAT WERE CHANGING OUT, HELPING TEACHERS MOVE CLASSROOMS, HELPING SETTING UP BULLETIN BOARDS, MAKING COPIES, HANGING UP, YOU KNOW, COVID PROTOCOLS, SIGNAGE AROUND WHERE WE ARE AND STRONGLY ENCOURAGING OR SUPPORTING THEM WEARING OF MASKS. SO JUST THEY DID EVERYTHING AND ANYTHING. MISS BATES, I KNOW SHE WAS FILLING OUT 800 CAR TAGS AT. I CAN'T REMEMBER.

OH, IS THAT MOSS HAVEN? I BELIEVE. JUST SO THAT TEACHERS WOULDN'T HAVE TO DO THAT AND STAY AFTER TONIGHT. SO JUST IT WAS JUST ALL THOSE LITTLE THINGS. AND SO I JUST THANK THE CENTRAL OFFICE STAFF BECAUSE THIS IS A BUSY TIME FOR US. WE DON'T GET OFF IN THE SUMMER EITHER. AND SO I JUST APPRECIATE THEM GIVING OF THEIR DAY TO SUPPORT OUR CAMPUSES. I THINK MR. EAGER HAD SOMETHING TO LOOK AND TO KIND OF TOUCH ON THAT I WAS IN JUST A GOOD STORY. I WAS IN ONE OF THE CLASSROOMS AND ONE OF THE TEACHERS GOT A AN EMAIL, AND IT WAS A PICTURE FROM 1978 OF SECOND GRADERS AT NORTH MOTELS, AND THEN THEY HAD A FOLLOW UP PICTURE. AND THEN 45 YEARS LATER, AND IT WAS THEM TO REMIND THE TEACHERS OF THE IMPACT AND THE RELATIONSHIPS THAT GET BUILT AND THAT THIS WAS I THINK THEY WERE SECOND GRADERS, BUT THEY SHOWED THE EFFECT AND IT WAS JUST REMINDING THEM OF WHAT KIND OF IMPACT THEY CAN HAVE AND THE RELATIONSHIPS AND FRIENDS THAT ARE GOING TO GET ESTABLISHED AND ENCOURAGE THEM ON THE FIRST DAY. SO I THOUGHT I'D SHARE THAT STORY WITH THE TEAM. I JUST WANTED TO. OH, I'M SORRY. GO AHEAD. NO, I WANTED TO ADD ONE THING BECAUSE I MEANT TO SAY IT EARLIER. I HEARD A LOT OF TEACHERS APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT THEY HAD EXTRA TIME TODAY BECAUSE YOU LOOKED TO DO CONVOCATION DIFFERENTLY IN A WAY THAT MET THEIR NEEDS.

AND I ALSO KNOW THAT FINANCIALLY YOU WERE LOOKING FOR A WAY TO SAVE MONEY FOR OUR DISTRICT AND THE FACT THAT YOU FOUND A WAY TO ACCOMPLISH BOTH THROUGH A DIFFERENT METHOD, I KNOW THAT THEY APPRECIATED IT, AND WE CERTAINLY DO AS WELL AS A BOARD. I WAS JUST GOING TO ADD THE SAME THING. NO, NO, NO, NO. IT'S OKAY. IT'S ALL GOOD. IT'S THAT TEACHERS APPRECIATED THAT, YOU KNOW, MISS HOGAN LET THEM RIGHT AWAY. THEY HAD CAKE AND CELEBRATION AFTER THE CONVOCATION AND IT WAS LIKE, YOU KNOW, GO TO YOUR ROOM, GO DO WHAT YOU NEED. AND SO THAT THAT TIME WAS SO APPRECIATED. SO YOU COULD I COULD HEAR THE CHATTER BEING SO APPRECIATIVE FOR THAT. AND THE SECOND CHATTER WAS THAT MISS BRANUM HAD SOME MOVES. SO YEAH, WELL, I PERSONALLY KNOW ABOUT MISS BRANUM MOVES BECAUSE WE WERE MOVING AT THE BACKPACK BASH, WE WERE CUPID SHUFFLING. SO YES, SO WE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND THAT EVENT AS WELL OVER AT LAKE HIGHLAND. SO SUCH AN AWESOME EVENT. THE BACKPACKS WERE SUPER COOL. THEY WERE ACTUALLY REALLY, REALLY COOL BACKPACKS. SO THANKS TO ALL OF THOSE THAT SUPPORTED THAT EVENT, THOSE THAT CAME OUT, THOSE THAT HELPED OUT. I SAW YOU ALL WORKING EXTREMELY HARD, SO I ALWAYS LIKE TO ATTEND THAT. I ALSO HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND HAMILTON PARK PACESETTER MAGNETS NEW TEACHER EVENT, WHICH WAS PRETTY AWESOME.

THEY DID A SPECIAL RECOGNITION IN REFERENCE TO THE HISTORY OF THAT COMMUNITY AND THAT WAS REALLY AWESOME. AND JUST ACTUALLY ALSO THE EVENT TO HONOR OUR TO GERALD WILSON, THE NEW PRINCIPAL OVER AT HAMILTON PARK IS BRANUM AND I ALSO ATTENDED THAT EVENT AS WELL. SO LOTS GOING ON. WE'VE ALREADY STARTED. WE HAVE BEEN BUSY. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. YES, YES. THE NEW HIRE WAS REALLY FUN. THAT'S WHAT MR. PACHECO WAS SPEAKING ON. ALL RIGHT. SO GUESS WHAT? YOU GUYS THOUGHT THAT THIS WAS OVER, BUT IT IS NOT. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE STAFF, OUR VISITORS AND MY COLLEAGUES FOR BEING HERE THIS EVENING. YOU GUYS ARE NOT LEAVING BECAUSE GUESS WHAT? THE BOARD WILL NOW CONVENE TO A CLOSED SESSION IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT. TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 551.071 CONSULTATION WITH ATTORNEY. THIS WILL HAPPEN UPSTAIRS. OH, OKAY. DOWN HERE? YEAH, SURE. WE CAN HANG UP. I'M GOING UPSTAIRS. WELL, WE WE'VE ACTUALLY GOT ALL OF OUR STUFF UPSTAIRS, SO. YEAH, WE'LL JUST GO UPSTAIRS BECAUSE WE'VE GOT ALL OF OUR STUFF UPSTAIRS TRYING TO GET THIS SHIT. YEAH, YOU'RE FINE. YOU'RE FINE. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU, EVERYONE. THANK YOU FOR STAYING LATE. GOT ME ALL DISCOMBOBULATED. THE BOARD IS RETURNING TO OPEN SESSION AT 10:23 P.M. ON AUGUST 11, 2022, HAVING TAKEN NO ACTION WHILE IN CLOSED SESSION. THIS MEETING IS ADJOURNED AT 10:23 P.M. ON AUGUST 11, 2022.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.