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[3. Closed Session]

[4. Open Session]

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WE WILL NOW RECONVENE FROM CLOSED SESSION AT 7:55 P.M.

WE WILL NOW MOVE ON TO THE OPENING OF THE MEETING.

[5. Meeting Opening]

WE WILL RISE FOR THE PLEDGES AND THE PRAYER.

DESIREE THOMAS WILL LEAD US IN THE PRAYER AND DARRELL SNEED WILL LEAD US IN THE PLEDGES.

THE PRESENTATION OF COLORS WILL BE LED BY THE LAKE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL JROTC.

THIS NOW MOVES US TO 6.1 DISTRICT RECOGNITION.

[6. District Recognition]

DR. CANTU? YES, MA'AM, I WOULD LIKE TO BRING HOPE BOYD FORWARD TO LEAD US IN A COUPLE OF OUR DISTRICT RECOGNITIONS THIS EVENING.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

WE'RE KICKING OFF TONIGHT'S DISTRICT RECOGNITIONS BY RECOGNIZING THREE AND MISD STUDENTS WHO ACCOMPLISH SOMETHING AMAZING.

LESS THAN ONE PERCENT OF STUDENTS IN THE UNITED STATES HAVE ACCOMPLISHED THIS, SO IT TO EXPLAIN MORE ABOUT THIS ACADEMIC ACCOMPLISHMENT.

I'LL CALL UP JENNIFER YOUNG.

SHE'S THE ACADEMIC ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT OF CURRICULUM, INSTRUCTION AND ACCOUNTABILITY.

THANK YOU, HOPE.

GOOD EVENING.

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, DR.

CANTU.

IT IS MY HONOR TO INTRODUCE THREE OUTSTANDING STUDENTS TO YOU TONIGHT, EVERY YEAR IN OCTOBER.

OUR STUDENTS, NOT JUST HERE IN GAINESVILLE, BUT ACROSS THE WORLD, TAKE THE PSAT TEST AND OUR JUNIORS LAST YEAR TOOK THIS TEST.

AND FROM THAT TEST LAST OCTOBER, WE HAVE THREE NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALISTS THAT WE WANT TO INTRODUCE TO YOU TONIGHT.

IT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT OVER 1.6 MILLION STUDENTS ENTER THIS COMPETITION AND TAKE THIS TEST, AND OUT OF THE 1.6 MILLION, WE HAVE SIXTEEN THOUSAND THAT ARE RECOGNIZED AS NATIONAL MERIT SEMIFINALISTS.

AND THIS YEAR, THREE OF THOSE ARE OUR OWN MANSFIELD ISD STUDENTS.

SO IT IS MY PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE THESE THREE YOUNG PEOPLE.

FIRST OF ALL, FROM MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL, NICHOLAS BENDEL.

FROM LAKE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL, HAYLEY CHUNG.

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AND OUR THIRD SEMIFINALIST IS LAWRENCE WANG FROM MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL.

AND JUST SO, YOU KNOW, IN FEBRUARY, ABOUT 15000 STUDENTS OUT OF THOSE 16000 THAT ARE RECOGNIZED, ABOUT 15000 OF THOSE STUDENTS WILL BECOME NATIONAL MERIT FINALIST AND FINALISTS.

ALONG WITH THAT DESIGNATION COMES LOTS OF SCHOLARSHIP MONEY.

SO PARENTS, CONGRATULATIONS ON ON THIS RECOGNITION FOR YOUR STUDENT.

NOT ONLY DOES IT HELP THEM WITH COLLEGE APPLICATIONS AND COLLEGE ENTRANCE, BUT IT ALSO PROVIDES SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS FOR THEM.

SO THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE OUTSTANDING STUDENTS.

THANK YOU, MS. YOUNG.

AND AT THIS TIME, I'D LIKE TO CALL UP SUPERINTENDENT DR.

CANTU AND ALL OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

THAT USUALLY DOESN'T HAPPEN, BUT AS THEY'RE MOVING UP TO THE FRONT, I'LL EXPLAIN WHY.

WELL, AS YOU SEE ON THE MONITORS, THEY'RE YOUR CHEAT SHEET, AND MISTY IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE, LEARN AND TEACH.

AND WE SAW HOW THAT IS TRUE.

AND A RECENT AWARD THAT WE RECEIVED.

I'M HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THAT MANSFIELD ISD IS ON THE 2021 FORBES LIST FOR AMERICA'S BEST IN-STATE EMPLOYERS.

WE ALSO RECEIVED THAT RECOGNITION IN 2019.

SO THIS YEAR FOR THE STATE OF TEXAS, MISD ACTUALLY RANKED 70TH IN THE STATE.

THE RANKING IS BASED OFF OF AN INDEPENDENT SURVEY FROM A SAMPLE OF EIGHTY THOUSAND AMERICANS WORKING FOR BUSINESSES WITH AT LEAST FIVE HUNDRED EMPLOYEES.

PARTICIPANTS REMAINED ANONYMOUS, SO THEY WERE ALLOWED FREELY SHARING THEIR OPINIONS.

THIS IS A HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT, ESPECIALLY IN THE FACE OF THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC.

AND SO FOR THIS FORBES LIST BEST IN STATE EMPLOYER'S AWARD.

IT REALLY GOES TO ALL OF OUR STAFF MEMBERS.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE DR.

CANTU AND THE BOARD MEMBERS UP HERE AT THE REPRESENTATIVE FOR ALL OF THEM BECAUSE OUR STAFF MEMBERS SHOW UP EVERY DAY WITH THE HEART OF SERVING AND A MISSION TO INSPIRE AND EDUCATE STUDENTS TO BE PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS.

SO REALLY JUST GIVE A ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEES AND OUR LEADERSHIP FOR DOING SUCH A GREAT JOB.

AND THAT CONCLUDES THIS DISTRICT RECOGNITION, THANKS AGAIN AND CONGRATULATIONS TO EVERYONE WHO HAS RECOGNIZED.

MOVING RIGHT ALONG.

[7. Instructional Focus]

THIS LEADS US TO 7.1, INSTRUCTIONAL FOCUS.

DR. CANTU? YES, BOARD MEMBERS, I AM EXTREMELY EXCITED ABOUT THE INSTRUCTIONAL FOCUS TONIGHT AS WE GET TO SHARE WITH THE BOARD AND WITH OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY ALL THE AMAZING WORK THAT GOES ON AT THE CAMPUS LEVEL.

THAT'S DRIVEN BY OUR INCREDIBLE ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM.

AND SO I'D LIKE TO BRING JENNIFER YOUNG BACK UP.

I THINK SHE'S RIGHT THERE AND SHE IS GOING TO INTRODUCE TWO PRINCIPALS WHO ARE GOING TO SHARE THE WORK THAT DRIVES EVERYTHING THAT WE DO.

DR. CANTU AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

IT'S OUR HONOR AND PLEASURE TONIGHT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THE CADENCE OF ACCOUNTABILITY, PROCESS AND MISDEEDS.

AND TONIGHT I HAVE TWO AMAZING PRINCIPALS WITH ME.

I HAVE KELSEY SMITH FROM CABANISS AND I HAVE ASHLEY ALLOWAY FROM LAKE RIDGE.

AND SO TONIGHT I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU AN OVERVIEW OF THE CADENCE OF ACCOUNTABILITY PROCESS.

THEY'RE GOING TO GO THROUGH THEIR CADENCE OF ACCOUNTABILITY SO THAT THEY DID FOR THEIR CAMPUS.

AND THEN WE'LL KIND OF WRAP UP AND OPEN IT UP FOR QUESTIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE.

I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT EVERYTHING WE DO IN OUR DISTRICT IS GEARED AROUND VISION 2030, AND SO OUR CADENCE OF ACCOUNTABILITY PROCESS IS NO DIFFERENT.

AND WHEN WE ADOPTED VISION 2030 AS OUR NEW STRATEGIC PLAN, WE HAVE THOSE AMAZING GUIDING STATEMENTS LISTED AND THOSE GUIDING GUIDING STATEMENTS.

IF WE JUST LEAVE IT AT THAT, THEY'RE JUST WORDS ON A PAGE.

BUT IF THEY DON'T DRIVE OUR DAY TO DAY WORK, THEN THERE'S NO WAY ANY OF THE VISION 2030 CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED.

AND SO ONE OF OUR CORE PROCESSES AND MANSFIELD ISD IS THE CADENCE OF ACCOUNTABILITY PROCESS THAT WE DO, NOT ONLY WITH OUR CAMPUSES, BUT ALSO WITH OUR DEPARTMENTS.

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AND SO ONE OF OUR GUIDING STATEMENTS IS THAT WE WANT ALL KIDS TO READ ON LEVEL OR HIGHER BY THE BEGINNING OF THIRD GRADE AND REMAIN ON LEVEL OR HIGHER.

AND THEN WE WANT STUDENTS TO DEMONSTRATE MASTERY OF ALGEBRA TWO BY THE END OF 11TH GRADE.

SO IF WE DON'T NARROW OUR FOCUS AND MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE ADDRESSING THAT WORK EVERY DAY ON THE CAMPUS LEVEL, THEN THOSE ARE JUST LOFTY GOALS THAT WE WILL NEVER ATTAIN.

AND SO WHAT I WANT TO DO TODAY IS JUST KIND OF WALK YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS OF THE CADENCE OF ACCOUNTABILITY WHERE IT CAME FROM, HOW WE USE IT, AND THEN GIVE YOU THE EXAMPLES FROM CABANISS AND LAKE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL.

SO THE CADENCE OF ACCOUNTABILITY WORK REALLY IS A COMBINATION FROM TWO DIFFERENT BOOKS THAT WE DID BOOK STUDIES IN THE DISTRICT.

THE FIRST BOOK IS CALLED THE ONE THING.

THE NEXT BOOK IS CALLED THE FOUR DISCIPLINES OF EXECUTION, AND WE REALLY TOOK PRINCIPALS FROM BOTH OF THOSE BOOKS TO COME UP WITH OUR CADENCE OF ACCOUNTABILITY PROCESS.

SO IF YOU LOOK AT THE FIRST QUOTE FROM THE ONE THING IT SAYS, "WHAT'S THE ONE THING I CAN DO SUCH THAT BY DOING IT, EVERYTHING ELSE WILL EITHER BE EASIER OR UNNECESSARY?" SO ONE OF THE THINGS WE ASK OUR CAMPUSES TO DO IS DECIDE WHAT IS THE ONE THING ON YOUR CAMPUS THAT'S GOING TO BE YOUR FOCUS THIS YEAR.

AND IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE NARROW IT DOWN BECAUSE WE KNOW IF YOU CHASE TWO RABBITS, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO CATCH EITHER ONE.

AND SO WE WANT TO BE REALLY INTENTIONAL ABOUT WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT WORK THAT WE DO.

SO OUR CAMPUSES EACH YEAR ARE CHARGED WITH COMING UP WITH THAT ONE THING.

AND THEN THE NEXT QUOTE FROM THE ONE THING SAYS EXTRAORDINARY RESULTS HAPPEN.

ONLY WHEN YOU GIVE THE BEST, YOU HAVE TO BECOME THE BEST YOU CAN BE AT YOUR MOST IMPORTANT WORK.

SO THE WORK THAT WE DO EACH AND EVERY DAY IS IMPORTANT, BUT TRULY IDENTIFYING THAT MOST IMPORTANT WORK IS AT THE HEART OF THE CADENCE OF ACCOUNTABILITY PROCESS.

THESE NEXT TWO THINGS ARE FROM THE 4 DISCIPLINES OF EXECUTION.

AND I LOVE THIS BECAUSE YOU SEE THE THE LITTLE GRAPHIC WITH THE WHIRLWIND AND THEN YOU SEE THE GRAPHIC WITH THE WILDLY IMPORTANT GOALS.

IF YOU DON'T TRULY NARROW YOUR FOCUS AND DECIDE WHAT IS THE WILDLY IMPORTANT GOAL.

THEN YOU GET CAUGHT UP IN THE DAY TO DAY WHIRLWIND AND YOU GO TO SCHOOL AND THEN WHEN YOU LEAVE, YOU'RE LIKE, MAN, ALL I DID WAS EMAIL ALL DAY BECAUSE YOU CAN GET SUCKED INTO EMAIL AND GET CAUGHT UP IN THAT AND YOU SPEND ALL OF YOUR TIME DOING TASKS AND DOING YOUR TO DO LIST, BUT YOU DON'T REALLY FOCUS ON THE MOST IMPORTANT THING.

AND SO THE 4 DISCIPLINES OF EXECUTION JUST REALLY TALK ABOUT MAKING THOSE HARD CHOICES AND DETERMINING WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING.

THERE ARE MANY IMPORTANT THINGS, BUT REALLY DECIDING WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT WE'RE GOING TO FOCUS ON.

AND THEN THIS GRAPHIC RIGHT HERE REALLY SUMS UP OUR CADENCE OF ACCOUNTABILITY PROCESS.

WE HAVE THAT FOCUS WHERE WE IDENTIFY THE ONE THING BY GOING THROUGH ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS AND MEETING WITH OUR STAFFS AND DETERMINING: WHAT DID WE DO WELL? WHERE ARE WE STRUGGLING? AND WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO MOVING FORWARD? THE SECOND THING IS LEVERAGE.

AND SO THIS IS WHERE WE LOOK AT ADULT BEHAVIORS AND SAY, AS ADULTS ON OUR CAMPUS; WHAT CAN WE DO EACH AND EVERY DAY THAT, IF WE DO IT WITH FIDELITY, WILL CHANGE STUDENT RESULTS AND IMPROVED STUDENT PERFORMANCE? AND SO FOCUSING ON THAT ADULT BEHAVIOR IN THOSE LEAD MEASURES.

THE THIRD THING IS ENGAGEMENT.

IF ANY OF YOU ARE COWBOYS FANS YOU KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF A SCOREBOARD.

LAST NIGHT WE ACTUALLY WON, SO THAT WAS EXCITING.

BUT SOMETIMES YOU GET TO THE END OF THE GAME AND YOU DON'T KNOW WHICH WAY IT'S GOING TO GO.

AND SO ALL ALONG, WE HAVE OUR CAMPUSES AND OUR DEPARTMENTS KEEP A SCOREBOARD.

SO WE DON'T JUST LOOK AT THE SCOREBOARD AT THE END OF THE YEAR AND SAY, OH MAN, WE SHOULD HAVE DONE SOME THINGS DIFFERENT.

WE HAVE CHECKPOINTS ALONG THE WAY.

AND SO THE IMPORTANCE OF KEEPING SCORE IS A REALLY BIG PIECE OF OUR CADENCE OF ACCOUNTABILITY.

AND THEN THAT FINAL DISCIPLINE IS ACCOUNTABILITY, AND WE KNOW ACCOUNTABILITY IS KEY.

BUT THE THING I LIKE ABOUT THIS GRAPHIC IS UNDER THAT CHECK MARK FOR ACCOUNTABILITY.

THERE'S AT HAND.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE SUPPORT WHERE YOU REQUIRE ACCOUNTABILITY.

AND SO THE CADENCE OF A ACCOUNTABILITY PROCESS LETS OUR CURRICULUM INSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT WORK HAND IN HAND WITH CAMPUSES AND PRINCIPALS TO SAY, WHAT IS YOUR MOST IMPORTANT THING? WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO TO IMPROVE STUDENT BEHAVIOR OR STUDENT PERFORMANCE? AND HOW CAN WE PARTNER WITH YOU TO MAKE THAT PROCESS BETTER FOR EVERYONE? SO THERE IS A LEVEL OF TRUST THERE? AND ONE OF THE THINGS WE REQUIRE ARE COMMITMENTS.

AND SO IF A PRINCIPAL BRINGS A PRESENTATION TO US, WE MAY TELL THEM, YOUR COMMITMENT IS TO GO BACK AND DO X, Y AND Z.

AND THE NEXT TIME WE MEET, THEY REPORT ON THAT COMMITMENT.

AND SOMETIMES THE PRINCIPALS SAY, HEY, THIS IS MY ONE THING.

THIS IS WHAT WE'RE COMMITTING TO DO.

BUT THESE ARE THE SUPPORTS I NEED FROM THE DISTRICT.

SO IT'S A PROCESS WHERE WE COME IN TOGETHER AND PARTNER TOGETHER TO CREATE THAT CADENCE OF ACCOUNTABILITY.

AND THEN THE LAST THING I'LL SAY BEFORE HANDING IT OVER TO OUR PRINCIPALS IS THE

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CADENCE OF ACCOUNTABILITY DEFINITION FROM THE 4 DISCIPLINES OF EXECUTION.

IT'S A RHYTHM OF REGULAR AND FREQUENT MEETINGS TO MONITOR THE MOST IMPORTANT GOALS.

SO OUR PRINCIPALS COME TO US FOUR TIMES A YEAR.

WE MONITOR THEIR PROGRESS, THEY SHARE THEIR SCOREBOARD, THEY SHARE THEIR DATA.

AND WE LOOK AT, ARE WE FOCUSING ON THE RIGHT THINGS? DO WE NEED TO ADJUST ANYTHING? AND WE HAVE THOSE CONVERSATIONS ONGOING THROUGHOUT THE YEAR SO THAT THE END OF THE YEAR WE DON'T HAVE ANY SURPRISES.

AND SO THAT IS AN OVERVIEW OF KIND OF THE CAA PROCESS AND HOW WE GOT HERE.

AND SO NOW I WOULD LIKE TO TURN IT OVER TO KELSEY SMITH, THE PRINCIPAL OF LOUISE CABANISS ACADEMY OF YOUNG SCHOLARS, AND SHE'S GOING TO PRESENT HER CADENCE OF ACCOUNTABILITY THAT SHE SHARED WITH OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM IN AUGUST.

GOOD EVENING, BOARD MEMBERS, AND DR.

CANTU.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME TONIGHT TO SHARE OUR CADENCE OF ACCOUNTABILITY FOR CABANISS .

I'M VERY EXCITED TO SHARE THE WORK THAT WE'RE DOING THERE BECAUSE WE KNOW IT'S GOING TO BE BEST FOR OUR KIDDOS.

WE DID NOT HAVE ANY COMMITMENTS TO BRING TO THE COMMITTEE WHEN WE MET IN AUGUST FROM THE SUMMER.

SO WHENEVER OUR TEACHERS DECIDED OUR ONE THING.

OUR ONE THING IS THAT CABANISS ACADEMY TEACHERS WILL TARGET AND DELIVER SPECIFIC LITERACY SKILLS THROUGH DAILY GUIDED READING GROUPS BASED ON INDIVIDUAL STUDENT DATA.

AND THIS IS SO POWERFUL BECAUSE IT TARGETS THAT ADULT BEHAVIOR WITH VERY INDIVIDUAL AND TARGETED INSTRUCTION THAT THAT IS BASED ON INDIVIDUAL STUDENT DATA.

SO ALL 543 KIDS AT MY CAMPUS WERE MAKING THAT DATA DRIVEN DECISION BASED OFF INDIVIDUALLY WHERE EACH OF THEM ARE PERFORMING.

WE CAME TO THIS ONE THING THROUGH OUR ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS.

WE MET WITH VARIOUS MEMBERS OF OUR CAMPUS, INCLUDING OUR GREAT LOVE, OUR TEACHERS, OUR CAMP TEACHERS, WHICH ARE YOUR FINE ARTS, P.E.

AND MUSIC SPECIALIST, SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS, OUR ADMINISTRATION AND ALSO PARENT REPRESENTATIVES BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT THEY ARE PARTNERS IN OUR CHILDREN'S EDUCATION.

WE USE TO CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT MODELS THE ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS AND AFFINITY CHART TO ARRIVE AT OUR ONE THING, AND THEN ARRIVING AT OUR ONE THING AND LOOKING AT DATA.

OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM TURNED THIS AROUND TO PRESENT TO OUR WHOLE CAMPUS AT OUR BEGINNING OF YOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

OUR LEAD FIDELITY MEASURES WHEN WE'RE LOOKING, WHEN WE'RE WALKING THROUGH CLASSROOMS, WE'RE LOOKING AT THOSE ADULT BEHAVIORS.

THEY'RE GUIDED READING LESSONS AND WE'RE MEASURING THOSE THROUGH OUR WALK THROUGH OBSERVATIONS.

OUR PERCENTAGE OF TIER ONE LITERACY COMPONENTS THAT ARE CALIBRATED AND THE PART THAT IS VERY POWERFUL TO ME AND I WAS SO PROUD OF OUR TEACHERS IS OUR LEAD PERFORMANCE MEASURE IS EVERY MONTH OUR TEACHERS ARE COMING TOGETHER AND SETTING GOALS FOR EVERY SINGLE STUDENT AT OUR IN OUR BUILDING, WHICH IS VERY POWERFUL BECAUSE MY TEACHER SHARED WE DIDN'T WANT THOSE BEGINNING AND MIDDLE AND END OF YEAR ASSESSMENTS TO BE THE ONLY DATA PIECE.

WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO MAKE QUICK CHANGES ALONG THE WAY SO WE CAN INTERVENE AND DO WHAT'S BEST FOR OUR KIDS.

OUR LAG PERFORMANCE MEASURE IS OUR END OF YEAR MAP AND DATA AND THEN OUR STAAR ASSESSMENTS FOR GRADE THREE AND FOUR.

THE SUPPORTS THAT I BROUGHT TO OUR COMMITTEE IN OUR AUGUST COA, OUR LITERACY COACHES SUPPORTING OUR TIER ONE INSTRUCTION AFTER OUR IN HERE WAS AFTER OUR VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION IS COMPLETE FOR 12 WEEKS AND THEN ONBOARDING COACHES SUPPORTING OUR THIRD GRADE BECAUSE ONE HUNDRED PERCENT OF THEM ARE NEW TO MISTY.

OK, THANK YOU.

KELSEY, ONE OF THE THINGS I MENTIONED AT THE BEGINNING IS THE CADENCE OF ACCOUNTABILITY IS ONE OF OUR CORE PROCESSES, AND IT HAS TO BE TIED TO VISION 2030.

SO KELSEY'S ONE THING IS LITERACY, AND SO THAT TIES INTO GUIDING STATEMENT NUMBER ONE.

AND SO NOW WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR FROM ASHLEY ALLOWAY AT LAKE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL IS HER ONE THING IS BASED ON MATH, AND SO IT TIES DIRECTLY INTO GUIDING STATEMENT NUMBER TWO.

SO NOW ASHLEY IS GOING TO GIVE YOU THE PRESENTATION FOR LAKE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL.

OK.

THANK YOU, GUYS FOR LETTING ME SHARE THE CADENCE OF ACCOUNTABILITY FOR LAKE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL.

I GAVE THIS IN EARLY SEPTEMBER AND SO WE HAD NO COMMITMENTS FROM JUNE AND JULY.

OUR ONE THING IS THAT LAKE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS WILL INCREASE THE FREQUENCY OF FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS TO PROVIDE EARLY INTERVENTION IN ALGEBRA ONE.

SO THE WAY THAT WE ARRIVED AT OUR ONE THING WAS THAT WE GOT OUR ALGEBRA TEAM TOGETHER, ALONG WITH SOME OF OUR DISTRICT ASSISTANTS AND OUR MATH AND THEN OUR ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM.

AND WE LOOKED AT FIVE YEAR TREND DATA FOR THE EOC FOR ALGEBRA.

WHAT WE NOTICED AND ESPECIALLY WHAT OUR TEACHERS NOTICED WHEN WE WERE DOING THE NOMINAL GROUP TECHNIQUE IS THAT OUR GAPS WERE WIDESPREAD.

THEY WEREN'T IN ANY ONE STANDARD OR ANY ONE CATEGORY.

AND SO WHAT WE KNEW IS THAT WE HAD A GAP IN AN ADULT BEHAVIOR OF ASSESSING AND FINDING OUT WHERE WE HAD GAPS SO THAT WE COULD REMEDIATE OR REALLY NOT REMEDIATE INTERVENE.

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AND SO THAT'S WHY MY TEACHERS DECIDED TO COMMIT TO THE FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT TO JUST GIVE ASSESSMENTS AT THE END OF A UNIT.

THEY WANT TO FORMALLY ASSESS ALONG THE WAY SO THAT WE CAN HAVE JUST IN TIME INTERVENTION.

SO WE WANT TO INTERVENE AS SOON AS WE RECOGNIZE THAT WE HAVE A GAP.

SO OUR MEASURES, OUR LEAD FIDELITY MEASURE, IS CREATION AND IMPLEMENTATION OF CALIBRATED COMMON FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS ONCE PER WEEK.

SO MY TEACHERS ARE ACTUALLY MEETING EACH WEEK AND CREATING THESE ASSESSMENTS, AND THEN WE CALIBRATE THEM TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE PROPERLY ALIGNED.

THEN ADMINISTRATORS ARE GOING IN AND WE ARE LOOKING AT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE VARIOUS TYPES OF INTERVENTION STRATEGIES THAT THEY'RE USING BASED ON THAT DATA.

SO WE ASSESS THEM, THEN WE CREATE AN OR WE CREATE A INTERVENTION STRATEGY, THEN WE IMPLEMENT IT.

IT'S NOT JUST GOOD ENOUGH TO IMPLEMENT IT, THOUGH, RIGHT? WE'VE GOT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'VE GOT GOOD QUALITY INTERVENTIONS.

AND SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GIVING THEM FEEDBACK ON.

OUR LEAD PERFORMANCE MEASURES ARE GOING TO BE PERFORMANCE ON THOSE CAMPUS COMMON ASSESSMENTS, WHICH WILL BE CALIBRATED.

AND THEN OUR PERFORMANCE ON THE TO INTERIM ASSESSMENTS, OUR LAG MEASURE WILL BE OUR STUDENT PERFORMANCE ON OUR EOC EXAM.

SO THE SUPPORT THAT WE NEED IS WE NEED OUR MATH CURRICULUM COORDINATOR AND OUR SECONDARY MATH COACH TO ASSIST US WITH MAKING SURE THAT ALL OF OUR FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS ARE VALID, MAKING SURE THAT WE ARE PROPERLY ANALYZING THE DATA AND THAT WE'RE SEEING ANY KIND OF TRENDS AND WE'RE NOT MISSING THINGS AND THEN ALSO HELPING US CREATE THOSE COMMON ASSESSMENTS.

AND THEN WE ALSO NEED HELP.

MR. JOHNSON AND THE ASSESSMENT TEAM HAVE ALREADY BEGUN WORKING WITH US ON LOOKING AT THE DATA FOR THE T INTERIM ASSESSMENTS.

IT'S DIFFERENT THAN ANY KIND OF ASSESSMENT WE'VE EVER USED BEFORE.

AND SO THE DATA LOOKS A LITTLE DIFFERENT AND IT CHANGES FROM EARLY IN THE YEAR TO LATER IN THE YEAR.

SO WE'RE ASKING FOR THAT.

OK, THANK YOU, ASHLEY.

SO JUST TO RECAP, WHAT YOU HEARD TONIGHT WAS A LOT OF TALK ABOUT ADULT BEHAVIORS.

A LOT OF TIMES WE THINK IF WE CAN JUST FIX THE KIDS AND IF WE CAN CHANGE THE KIDS, BUT IT'S REALLY NOT ABOUT CHANGING KIDS, IT'S ABOUT CHANGING AND ALIGNING ADULT BEHAVIOR TO GET THE RESULTS THAT WE WANT TO GET.

AND SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S MOST IMPORTANT ABOUT OUR COA PROCESS IS WE LOOK AT WHAT COULD WE DO VERSUS WHAT SHOULD WE DO.

AND WE REALLY PUT OUR EFFORTS INTO THE SHOULD DO LIST.

AND IF WE SEE THAT THE FIDELITY MEASURES AREN'T GIVING US THE RESULTS WE NEED, WE CHANGE THAT AND WE DON'T WAIT TILL WE GET THE EOC RESULTS.

WE CHANGE THAT IN OCTOBER OR NOVEMBER SO THAT WE CAN WE CAN DO THE WHAT'S BEST FOR KIDS.

SO IN SUMMARY, THE COA PROCESS DOES REALLY FOUR DIFFERENT THINGS.

WE FOCUS ON WHAT'S IMPORTANT, WE IDENTIFY THAT ONE THING.

WE DETERMINE WHAT ADULT BEHAVIORS WE'RE GOING TO MONITOR, AND WE FOLLOW THOSE AND WE TRACK THOSE AND WE REPORT ON THAT DATA.

WE KEEP A SCOREBOARD AND FOUR TIMES A YEAR WE COME TO THE TABLE AND WE TALK ABOUT THE DATA AND WHAT IT TELLS US AND WHAT ADJUSTMENTS WE NEED TO MAKE.

AND WE CREATE THAT ACCOUNTABILITY WHERE THIS IS WHAT YOU SAID YOU WERE GOING TO DO, EITHER YOU DID IT OR YOU DIDN'T HEAR THE RESULTS.

AND THEN HOW CAN WE PARTNER TOGETHER AND SUPPORT YOU AND YOUR CAMPUS IN THIS PROCESS? AND SO WHAT WE HAVE FOUND IS THAT WHEN WE EXECUTE THESE PROCESSES WITH FIDELITY, WE SEE RESULTS.

AND THAT'S WHY VISION 2020 WAS SO SUCCESSFUL, AND THAT'S WHY WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THE FUTURE WITH VISION 2030.

SO AT THIS TIME, WE'LL OPEN IT UP FOR ANY QUESTIONS YOU HAVE FOR ME OR FOR ASHLEY OR KELSEY.

BOARD MEMBERS, ANY QUESTIONS? TO MY RIGHT? MR. DAVIS? GREAT JOB.

AWESOME PRESENTATION.

JUST A QUICK QUESTION IN TERMS, AND IT COULD BE THE PRINCIPALS AS WELL.

HOW ARE YOU LEVERAGING THE OTHER MEMBERS OF YOUR COMMUNITY? TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATION, STAFF THAT ARE DIRECTLY CONNECTED TO TO YOUR GOAL, IN SUPPORT OF THE GOAL? SO WHAT I THINK I HEAR YOU ASKING IS SO FOR EXAMPLE, AT LAKE RIDGE, THEIR GOAL IS ALGEBRA ONE.

SO HOW IS SHE LEVERAGING THE REST OF HER CAMPUS THAT MAYBE DOESN'T TEACH ALGEBRA ONE? YEAH, WITH THAT GOAL, IS THAT THE QUESTION? DO YOU WANT TO ADDRESS THAT? SO WHERE ARE YOU USING FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS ACROSS THE BOARD.

AND SO GETTING STUDENTS USED TO ASSESS AN ASSESSMENT IN AN INTERVENTION CYCLE, IT'S CALLED THE FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT CYCLE, IT DOES TAKE A LITTLE BIT OF TIME BECAUSE

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STUDENTS SOMETIMES FEEL LIKE THEY'RE BEING ASSESSED A LOT AND THAT YOU'RE CONSTANTLY TURNING AROUND AND TWEAKING IT INSTEAD OF JUST FOLLOWING THIS NORMAL, COMFORTABLE PATH.

AND SO THEY'RE NOT JUST SEEING IT IN ALGEBRA, IT'S BECOMING THE NORM EVERYWHERE, EVEN IN ELECTIVES.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS TO MY RIGHT? TO MY LEFT? MS. MARCUCCI? THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION.

I JUST HAVE ONE QUESTION BECAUSE WE'VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR A WHILE.

HAS IT GOTTEN ANY EASIER? I MEAN, BECAUSE IT TAKES A WHILE TO KIND OF FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH THE PROCESS AND THEN FROM THERE, BUT HAS IT GOTTEN ANY EASIER? I DON'T WANT TO SPEAK FOR THE PRINCIPALS, BUT ASHLEY'S IN HER SECOND YEAR OF DOING IT.

SO DO YOU FEEL LIKE IT'S GOTTEN EASIER? YES.

AND THEN KELSEY'S EXPERIENCING IT FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS YEAR, SO SHE ACTUALLY GOT TO PARTICIPATE IN IT THIS SPRING.

BUT I THINK THAT IF YOU TALK TO THE MAJORITY OF PRINCIPALS, ONCE THEY'VE GONE THROUGH THE ENTIRE PROCESS, THE THE FOUR MEETINGS CYCLE, THEY KIND OF KNOW WHAT TO EXPECT AND AND IT'S INTIMIDATING TO GET UP THERE AND ESPECIALLY WHEN MAYBE YOUR DATA DOESN'T LOOK AS GOOD AS YOU WANT IT TO LOOK THAT YOU HAVE TO BE VERY VULNERABLE.

AND I THINK THE PART THAT I LIKE PART OF THE PROCESS THAT I LIKE THE MOST IS, YOU KNOW, WE'RE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU BECAUSE WE WANT OUR KIDS TO DO WELL.

AND SO IT'S NOT NECESSARILY WE'RE GOING TO COME OUT AND GET YOU BECAUSE YOU'RE A RESULTS.

YOU DIDN'T GET WHAT WE WANTED YOU TO GET, BUT OK, WE DIDN'T MAKE ENOUGH PROGRESS.

SO WHAT ARE THE NEXT TYPES OF SUPPORTS THAT YOU NEED? AND SO I THINK THAT'S WHERE, YOU KNOW, THE POWER IN THIS PROCESS COMES FROM THAT COLLABORATION AND SUPPORT.

WELL, THAT'S THE PERFECT ANSWER.

AND THAT'S WHAT I WAS HOPING FOR IS JUST MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, DID FEEL SUPPORTED AND THAT OUR CAMPUSES RECOGNIZE THAT THERE'S WE CAN ALWAYS IMPROVE.

I MEAN, THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING THAT WE CAN DO BETTER.

AND THAT'S NOT A BAD THING.

THAT'S NOT EXPOSING WEAKNESS, THAT'S JUST HELPING OUR KIDS DO BETTER AND BETTER.

AND SO I HOPE IT DOES GET EASIER AS WE GET USED TO THAT.

AND IT DOES.

IT IS STARTING TO REALLY FEEL LIKE PART OF OUR CULTURE.

SO IT DOES BECOME A LITTLE BIT LESS AWKWARD, BUT I HOPE THAT IT CONTINUES TO GET EASIER AND EASIER BECAUSE I THINK THE WORK THAT YOU'RE DOING IS VERY, VERY IMPORTANT AND I TRULY APPRECIATE ALL THAT YOU ALL ARE DOING SO, THANK YOU FOR SHARING.

ABSOLUTELY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR PRESENTATION.

BEING ONE OF THE FEW BOARD MEMBERS WHO WAS HERE WHEN WE ACTUALLY WENT THROUGH THE ONE THING BOOK THE FIRST TIME.

I WATCHING THIS COME FULL CIRCLE, I THINK SOME OF US OUTSIDE OF OF MEETINGS AND SUCH WHEN WE COME ACROSS PRINCIPALS OR TEACHERS WHO LIKE WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT THEIR ONE THING AND THEY GET SUPER EXCITED AND YOU'RE LIKE, YES, YES, THAT'S THAT'S THE THING.

THAT'S WHAT WE WANT.

WE DON'T WANT IT TO BE, YOU KNOW, SOMETHING THAT'S NOT LIKE THAT.

SO IT'S GREAT TO HEAR AND TO WATCH THIS IN ACTION AND WATCH THIS KIND OF EVOLVE OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS HAS BEEN REALLY AMAZING.

SO CONGRATULATIONS, BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR WORK.

THANK YOU.

AND THANK YOU TO ASHLEY AND KELSEY FOR BEING HERE TONIGHT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THIS MOVES US ON TO PRESENTATIONS.

[8. Presentation]

DR. CANTU? YES, MA'AM.

OUR FIRST PRESENTATION IS OUR EFFICIENCY AUDIT AND HOUSE BILL.

THREE, JUST A LITTLE BACKGROUND, HOUSE BILL THREE REQUIRES SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO CONTRACT OUT FOR AN INDEPENDENT OFFICE EFFICIENCY AUDIT PRIOR TO A VATRE.

HOWEVER, WHEN GOVERNOR ABBOTT SIGNED THE DISASTER ORDER ON MARCH 13 OF 2020, THAT AFFECTED DISTRICTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF A TWO YEAR EXEMPTION RELATED TO THAT EFFICIENCY AUDIT.

BUT AS A DISTRICT, WE CHOSE TO GO FORWARD WITH THE EFFICIENCY AUDIT ANYWAY IN THE INTEREST OF TRANSPARENCY FOR FOR OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY AND OUR COMMUNITY AT LARGE, JUST TO HAVE TRANSPARENCY IN OUR FISCAL MANAGEMENT EFFICIENCY AND JUST THE UTILIZATION OF OUR RESOURCES.

AND SO I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO MICHELE TRONGAARD TO INTRODUCE OUR GUEST TONIGHT AND TO ADD ANYTHING ELSE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD.

THANK YOU, DR. CANTU.

YOU TOOK THE WORDS RIGHT OUT OF MY MOUTH AND MS. YOUNG, ACTUALLY, I LIKE WHAT SHE SAID THE SHOULD AND THE COULD, AND THIS IS A SHOULD.

SO I APPRECIATE THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ON THIS AND THE SUPPORT THEY HAVE, AND I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE LUPE GARCIA, WHO'S WITH WHITLEY PENN AND HE WOULD LIKE TO REVEAL THE EFFICIENCY AUDIT RESULTS FOR MANSFIELD ISD.

MADAM PRESIDENT, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, DR.

CANTU, GOOD EVENING.

IT'S A PLEASURE TO BE HERE WITH YOU TONIGHT TO PRESENT TO YOU THE RESULTS OF THE EFFICIENCY AUDIT.

MY NAME IS LUPE GARCIA.

I'M A PARTNER WITH WHITLEY PENN.

DR. CANTU DID A GREAT JOB PRESENTING THIS FIRST SLIDE, GIVING YOU THE BACKGROUND ON THE EFFICIENCY AUDIT, HOW IT CAME ABOUT, THE REQUIREMENT AND THE EXEMPTION FROM THE EFFICIENCY AUDIT THAT YOU WERE ELIGIBLE FOR.

BUT YOU DID DECIDE TO GO AHEAD AND HAVE THE AUDIT PERFORMED.

AND SO I'M HERE TO PRESENT THOSE AUDIT RESULTS TONIGHT.

THIS REPORT IN THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE AUDIT IS TO PROVIDE VOTERS, CITIZENS, TAXPAYERS WITH INFORMATION TO MAKE AN INFORMED DECISION ONCE ELECTION DAY COMES AROUND.

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THE GUIDELINES THAT THE EFFICIENCY AUDIT IS CONDUCTED UNDER ARE SET BY THE LEGISLATIVE BUDGET BOARD.

IN THOSE GUIDELINES, IT REQUIRES THE THE AUDITOR TO IDENTIFY PEER DISTRICTS, AND IT GIVES A COUPLE OF METHODOLOGIES TO USE TO IDENTIFY THOSE PEER DISTRICTS.

THE REASON TO HAVE THOSE PEER DISTRICTS WITHIN THE REPORT IS TO PROVIDE SOME CONTEXT TO HOW THE DISTRICT PERFORMS IN COMPARISON TO THOSE PEER DISTRICTS AND COMPARISON TO THE STATE AVERAGE FOR ALL THE PIECES OF INFORMATION THAT ARE REQUIRED TO BE IN THE REPORT, IN THE FIGURES, IN THE SCHEDULES THAT ARE CONTAINED WITHIN THE EFFICIENCY AUDIT REPORT.

THE TWO TOOLS THAT THE LEGISLATIVE BUDGET BOARD REQUIRES TO BE USED IN ORDER TO IDENTIFY THOSE DISTRICTS ARE TEXAS SMART SCHOOLS.

THIS IS A TOOL THAT WAS ESTABLISHED BY THE COMPTROLLER OF PUBLIC ACCOUNTS, AND IT'S NOW MAINTAINED BY TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY.

THE TEA ALSO HAS SEVERAL REPORTS ON THEIR WEBSITE THAT HAVE TO BE USED IN ORDER TO IDENTIFY PEER DISTRICTS.

SO USING INFORMATION FROM BOTH OF THOSE SOURCES, THESE WERE THE 11 PEER DISTRICTS THAT WERE IDENTIFIED, AND YOU CAN SEE WHICH INDICATORS WERE SIMILAR TO MANSFIELD ISD.

SO YOU HAD SOME THE TOP TWO UNABLE ISD AND PFLUGERVILLE ISD.

THEY MET EVERY INDICATOR FROM BOTH THE TES CRITERIA AND TEXAS SMART SCHOOLS.

AND THEN FROM LEANDER DOWN TO ALIEF ISD.

THEY MET A COMBINATION OF OTHER CRITERIA FROM TEA AND TEXAS SMART SCHOOLS, BUT WE RAN THIS LIST BY THE DISTRICT.

THEY AGREED THAT THIS WAS A GOOD GROUP OF PEER DISTRICTS TO BENCHMARK THE DISTRICT AGAINST IN THE PEER IN THE EFFICIENCY AUDIT REPORT.

SO SOME OF THE HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE REPORT ON THE COVER ON THE NEXT SEVERAL SLIDES.

IT DOES REQUIRE THAT THE ACCOUNTABILITY RATING OF THE DISTRICT BE DISCLOSED IN THE REPORT FOR MANSFIELD ISD.

FOR THE MOST RECENT YEAR, THAT RATING IS A LETTER GRADE A AND THE NUMERICAL SCORE WAS A 90 OUT OF 100 COMPARED TO ITS PEER DISTRICTS, THE PEER DISTRICTS, THOSE 11 DISTRICTS THAT I JUST SHOWED ON THE PREVIOUS SCREEN.

THEY AVERAGED AN 87 OUT OF 100 OR A LETTER GRADE B.

SO MANSFIELD ACTUALLY PERFORMS BETTER COMPARED TO TO ITS PEER DISTRICTS.

SO VERY GOOD THERE.

THE REPORT IS ALSO REQUIRED TO DISCLOSE.

A DISTRICT SCHOOL, FIRST READING SCHOOL, FIRST LOOKS AT THE FINANCIAL SIDE OF THE HOUSE AND HOW THE DISTRICT PERFORMS COMPARED TO THOSE VARIOUS SET INDICATORS.

THE DISTRICT HAS EARNED A SUPERIOR RATING.

IT USED TO BE A PASS FAIL TYPE OF RATING, AND OVER THE LAST FIVE TO SIX YEARS, IT'S BEEN A DIFFERENT RATING SYSTEM AND THE DISTRICT HAS EARNED A SUPERIOR RATING EACH OF THOSE YEARS.

SO ALSO GOOD NEWS ON THE SCHOOL FIRST DISCLOSURE IN THE REPORT, GETTING INTO SOME OF THE STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS.

I'M ACTUALLY GOING TO HAVE TO LOOK AT MY SLIDE HERE.

I CAN'T SEE THOSE NUMBERS ARE SO SMALL.

LOOKING AT TOTAL STUDENT COUNT, THE DISTRICT HAD THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND SIX HUNDRED AND SIXTY NINE STUDENTS AS OF THE MOST RECENT YEAR, AVAILABLE COMPARED TO PURE DISTRICT AVERAGE.

THAT WAS THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND THREE POINT NINETY SEVEN, SO VERY CLOSE IN SIZE.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE SPECIAL STUDENT GROUPS, ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED ENGLISH LEARNERS, SPECIAL EDUCATION, BILINGUAL AND CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION, YOU CAN SEE THAT THE PEER DISTRICTS AVERAGE HIGHER A GREATER NUMBER OF STUDENTS AND EACH OF THOSE GROUPS.

IT'S VERY CLOSE AND SPECIAL EDUCATION, BUT MANSFIELD ISD DOES ON AVERAGE HAVE FEWER STUDENTS IN EACH OF THOSE FIVE CATEGORIES OF STUDENT GROUPS LOOKING AT THAT SAME INFORMATION ON A PERCENTAGE BASIS.

AND NOW WE INCLUDE THE STATE AVERAGE FOR ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED.

ON A STATE AVERAGE, SIXTY POINT TWO PERCENT OF STUDENTS ACROSS THE STATE ARE ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED, COMPARED TO THE PEER DISTRICT AVERAGE OF FIFTY SEVEN PERCENT AND MAIN MANSFIELD ISD AVERAGE IS FORTY THREE POINT SIX PERCENT.

AND THEN LOOKING AT THE OTHER STUDENT GROUPS, ENGLISH LEARNERS, SPECIAL EDUCATION, BILINGUAL IN CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION, SPECIAL EDUCATION VERY CLOSE BOTH TO THE PEER DISTRICTS AND THE STATE AVERAGE ON THE ENGLISH LEARNERS.

MANSFIELD AT 10 PERCENT PEER DISTRICTS.

TWENTY THREE PERCENT AND THE STATE AVERAGE IS TWENTY PERCENT BILINGUAL ED MANSFIELD'S AT TEN POINT SIX PERCENT.

THE PEER DISTRICTS ARE AT TWENTY FOUR PERCENT.

IN THE STATE, AVERAGE IS TWENTY ONE PERCENT.

LOOKING NOW GETTING INTO THE DOLLARS AND LOOKING AT TOTAL REVENUES PER STUDENT.

THIS IS LOOKING AT, JUST NOT THE GENERAL FUND, BUT ALSO THE DISTRICT'S SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS, WHICH ARE YOUR FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS AND ESPECIALLY CHILD NUTRITION THAT'S ONE OF YOUR LARGEST SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS.

THESE FIGURES PRESENTED ON THIS SLIDE AND IN THE REPORT INCLUDE ALL OF THOSE FUNDS.

FOR MANSFIELD ISD, TOTAL REVENUES PER STUDENT ARE NINE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND NINETY NINE DOLLARS PER STUDENT.

AND YOU CAN SEE HOW THAT BREAKS DOWN IN LOCAL M&O TAXES IN BLUE OF FOUR THOUSAND ONE

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HUNDRED AND SEVENTY TWO DOLLARS, THE ORANGE PORTION OF THE BAR IS YOUR STATE REVENUE PER STUDENT.

THAT WAS FOUR THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY FIVE DOLLARS, AND THEN YOU HAVE TWO SMALLER COMPONENTS OF THAT.

SEVEN HUNDRED AND TWENTY DOLLARS IS FEDERAL REVENUE, AND THEN YOU HAVE OTHER LOCAL REVENUE OF THREE HUNDRED AND TWENTY TWO LOOKING AT OTHER PEER DISTRICTS IN YOUR STATE AVERAGE AT THE M&O, YOU CAN SEE THAT MANSFIELD ISD IS LESS THAN BOTH THE STATE AVERAGE AND THE PEER DISTRICT AVERAGE FOR M&O TAXES.

AND I DID WANT TO NOTE THAT THE DISTRICT HAS PREPARED MATERIALS AND RELEASE MATERIALS LOOKING AT THIS, BUT ONLY CONSIDERING THE GENERAL FUND ONLY.

AND SO THAT AMOUNT WAS EIGHT THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED NINETY FIVE DOLLARS PER STUDENT.

BUT AGAIN, THE REPORT INCLUDES SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS, INCLUDING CHILD NUTRITION.

SO ONCE YOU ADD THAT IN AND REMOVE THE TRS ON BEHALF BECAUSE THE REPORT DOES REMOVE THAT, THAT'S THE STATE'S CONTRIBUTION OF TRS BENEFITS THAT DOES COME BACK TO THE NINE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND NINETY NINE DOLLARS THAT'S INCLUDED IN THIS PRESENTATION AND AN EFFICIENCY AUDIT REPORT.

SO THE PREVIOUS SLIDE LOOKED AT REVENUES, THIS SLIDE LOOKS AT EXPENDITURES, SO TOTAL EXPENDITURES PER STUDENT OR NINE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED THIRTY FOUR DOLLARS.

THAT IS LESS THAN BOTH OF YOUR PEER DISTRICT AVERAGE AND THE STATE AVERAGE.

THE PIER DISTRICT AVERAGE IS OVER TEN THOUSAND PER STUDENT.

IN THE STATE AVERAGE IS TEN THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS PER STUDENT, SO MANSFIELD ISD NINE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND THIRTY FOUR DOLLARS.

I THINK THAT'S PRETTY INDICATIVE THERE.

THAT'S A VERY GOOD STATISTIC THERE TO SEE THAT COMPARED TO BOTH THE STATE AND YOUR PEERS, YOU SPEND LESS PER STUDENT ON EDUCATING THOSE STUDENTS LOOKING AT HOW THE BREAKDOWN OF YOUR EXPENDITURES ARE SPENT.

FIFTY NINE PERCENT OF MANSFIELD'S TOTAL EXPENDITURES GOES TO INSTRUCTION THAT IS HIGHER THAN BOTH YOUR PEER DISTRICTS AND THE STATE AVERAGE.

LOOKING AT YOUR FOOD SERVICE OPERATIONS, THAT'S ALSO LESS THAN YOUR PEER DISTRICTS AND LESS THAN THE STATE AVERAGE.

YOUR GENERAL ADMINISTRATION IS AT A LOW TWO PERCENT THAT'S LOWER THAN YOUR PEER DISTRICTS AND LOWER THAN THE STATE AVERAGE OF THREE POINT TWO PERCENT.

AND THEN LOOKING AT PLANT MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS, THAT'S AT NINE PERCENT.

THAT'S LOWER GREATER THAN YOUR PEER DISTRICTS, BUT LOWER THAN THE STATE AVERAGE, WHICH IS AT NINE POINT SIX PERCENT.

PAYROLL COSTS AND OTHER STAFFING DATA, PAYROLL MAKES UP EIGHTY THREE POINT ONE PERCENT OF YOUR TOTAL EXPENDITURES.

THAT IS LESS THAN YOUR PEER DISTRICT AVERAGE, BUT GREATER THAN THE STATE AVERAGE.

YOUR AVERAGE TEACHER SALARY IS SIXTY TWO THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED AND TWENTY ONE DOLLARS.

YOU'LL SEE THAT THAT'S GREATER THAN YOUR PEER DISTRICT AVERAGE AND GREATER THAN THE STATE AVERAGE.

WE DISCUSSED THIS WITH THE DISTRICT AND WITH MANAGEMENT.

THE REASON FOR THAT, AND THAT'S ALSO ANOTHER INDICATOR IN THE REPORT, IS THE DISTRICT'S TURNOVER RATIO AND RATE IS LESS THAN THE PEER DISTRICTS AND LESS THAN THE STATE AVERAGE.

SO YOU HAVE TEACHERS THAT ARE MORE TENURED THAT ARE FURTHER ALONG ON THE SALARY SCHEDULE.

AND SO THAT DRIVES THAT AVERAGE UP STUDENTS PER TEACHER, TEACHING STAFF AND STUDENTS PER TOTAL STAFF OR GREATER THAN YOUR PEER DISTRICTS AND GREATER THAN THE STATE AVERAGE FIFTEEN POINT SIX STUDENTS PER TEACHING STAFF.

AND THEN YOU HAVE EIGHT POINT TWO STUDENTS PER TOTAL STAFF.

THE LAST FEW SLIDES THAT I'M GOING TO PRESENT COVER FUND BALANCE, AND SO FUND BALANCE IS ALWAYS A PORTION OF THE DISTRICT'S FINANCIAL STATEMENTS THAT ALWAYS GETS A LOT OF ATTENTION AND THERE'S A LOT OF MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT WHAT FUND BALANCE IS.

SO FIRST OF ALL, FUND BALANCE REPRESENTS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN YOUR ASSETS AND YOUR LIABILITIES.

IT'S THE DISTRICT'S WORKING CAPITAL.

IT'S NOT YOUR SAVINGS ACCOUNT.

IT'S NOT MONEY THAT YOU HAVE SOCKED AWAY.

IT'S WHAT YOU OPERATE AND PAY YOUR TEACHERS AND YOUR EMPLOYEES WITH.

IT'S WHAT YOU PAY YOUR VENDORS FOR SERVICES AND CERTAIN GOODS PROVIDED AND FUND BALANCE GETS BROKEN DOWN IN A FEW DIFFERENT CATEGORIES.

YOU HAVE NON SPENDABLE FUND BALANCE THAT'S PRIMARILY GOING TO BE YOUR PREPAID AND YOUR INVENTORY ITEMS THAT ARE NOT IN A SPENDABLE FORM.

YOU HAVE YOUR RESTRICTED FUND BALANCE, WHICH IS FUND BALANCE THAT IS RESTRICTED BY A THIRD PARTY OUTSIDE OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.

TYPICALLY, IT'S GOING TO BE UNSPENT BOND PROCEEDS OR GRANT FUNDS THAT ARE RESTRICTED BY THE GRANTING AGENCY AND THEN YOU HAVE COMMITTED, ASSIGNED AND ASSIGNED FUND BALANCE.

SO THOSE THREE CATEGORIES OF FUND BALANCE ARE ALL PORTIONS OF FUND BALANCE THAT ARE UNDER THE DISTRICT'S CONTROL.

COMMITTED FUND BALANCE ARE PORTIONS OF FUND BALANCE THAT ARE EARMARKED FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE BY THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

SO THE BOARD TAKES ACTION AND VOTES AND SAYS WE WANT TO SET ASIDE X AMOUNT OF DOLLARS FOR THIS PURPOSE.

AND SO THAT BECOMES YOUR COMMITTED FUND BALANCE.

IF YOU DESIGNATE THE SUPERINTENDENT OR THE CFO, THEY CAN ASSIGN FUND BALANCE, WHICH IS THE SAME THING, EXCEPT THAT'S BEEN DESIGNATED TO AN EMPLOYEE OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.

SO THEY EARMARKED FUND BALANCE FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND THAT BECOMES A FUND BALANCE.

HISTORICALLY, MANSFIELD ISD HAS NOT COMMITTED OR ASSIGNED FUND BALANCE IN ITS FINANCIAL

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STATEMENTS ALL ITS REMAINING FUND BALANCE IF IT'S NOT IN THE NON SPENDABLE FUND BALANCE LINE ITEM OR IN THE RESTRICTED FUND BALANCE LINE ITEM ALL GOES INTO YOUR UNASSIGNED FUND BALANCE.

SO KEEPING THAT IN MIND, WE LOOK AT GENERAL FUND AND ASSIGN FUND BALANCE PER STUDENT.

FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020, MANSFIELD HAD TWO THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED NINETY THREE DOLLARS OF UNASSIGNED FUND BALANCE PER STUDENT COMPARED TO THE PEER DISTRICTS, WHICH HAD TWO THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED AND THIRTY SIX DOLLARS OF UNASSIGNED FUND BALANCE PER STUDENT.

SO KEEP IN MIND, THIS IS ONLY LOOKING AT UNASSIGNED, IF THIS PARTICULAR INDICATOR WERE TO ADD BACK THAT ASSIGNED AND COMMITTED FUND BALANCE THAT SCHOOL THAT YOUR PEER DISTRICTS DO HAVE, THAT WOULD MAKE THIS A LOT MORE COMPARABLE, AND YOU WOULDN'T HAVE THAT BIG OF A DISPARITY.

LOOKING AT FISCAL YEAR 16, THAT KIND OF JUMPS OFF THE PAGE.

YOU KIND OF HAVE TO LOOK BACK AND THINK THAT THAT'S THE YEAR THE DISTRICT CHANGED ITS FISCAL YEAR.

AND SO YOU HAD A 10 MONTH FISCAL YEAR THAT YEAR, WHICH LED TO THAT ONE TIME INCREASE IN FUND BALANCE.

AND SO THAT'S WHY FUND BALANCE PER STUDENT WAS AT THREE THOUSAND ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY SIX DOLLARS.

LOOKING AT AN ASSIGNED FUND BALANCE AS A PERCENTAGE OF EXPENDITURES, MANSFIELD ISD HAD THIRTY THREE POINT SIX PERCENT OF UNASSIGNED FUND BALANCE IN ITS COMPARED TO TOTAL EXPENDITURES.

YOUR PEER DISTRICTS AVERAGED TWENTY SIX PERCENT, AND YOU CAN SEE HOW THAT'S WORKED OUT OVER THE LAST FIVE FISCAL YEARS.

ON THIS PARTICULAR SLIDE.

AGAIN, FISCAL YEAR TWENTY SIXTEEN WAS THE YEAR OF THE FISCAL YEAR CHANGE, SO THAT SKEWED THAT NUMBER, BUT THAT WAS A ONE TIME EVENT.

ONE THING THAT TEA LOOKS AT IS, THEY LOOK TO SEE IF A SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS AT LEAST THREE MONTHS OF UNASSIGNED FUND BALANCE IN ITS GENERAL FUND.

IF YOU HAVE THREE MONTHS OF UNASSIGNED FUND BALANCE IN THE GENERAL FUND ON THIS PARTICULAR SLIDE, THAT WOULD REPRESENT ONE HUNDRED PERCENT.

MANSFIELD ISD FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020 REPORTED HAD ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY FOUR PERCENT, SO IT HAD JUST ABOUT FOUR MONTHS OF UNASSIGNED FUND BALANCE COMPARED TO TOTAL EXPENDITURES.

PEER DISTRICTS ON AVERAGE MET THE THREE MONTH REQUIREMENT A LITTLE PAST THE THREE MONTH REQUIREMENT THERE AT ONE HUNDRED AND THREE PERCENT, ZERO POINT NINE PERCENT OF TOTAL EXPENDITURES AND THEIR UNASSIGNED FUND BALANCE.

SO THAT COMPLETES MY PREPARED REMARKS IN REGARDS TO THE DISTRICT'S EFFICIENCY AUDIT, IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE INFORMATION IN MY PRESENTATION OR ANYTHING THAT'S INCLUDED IN THE EFFICIENCY AUDIT REPORT? I'D BE HAPPY TO TAKE THOSE QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS TO MY LEFT? TO MY RIGHT? ANY COMMENTS? OH, WE'LL GO TO THE LEFT AGAIN.

MS. MARCUCCI? THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION.

THERE WERE JUST TWO QUESTIONS THAT I HAD ONE ABOUT FUN BALANCE WITH THE 2020 YEAR, IF I RECALL CORRECTLY, AND I THINK THIS IS PROBABLY FOR YOU, MS. TRONGAARD, IS WE WERE TRYING TO GET THAT FUND BALANCE UP A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE WE KNEW THAT WE WERE GOING TO BE OPENING NEW SCHOOLS.

SO I JUST WANTED TO CONFIRM THAT THAT WAS THE CASE.

YES, MAN SLEPT FOR 2020, WHICH WOULD BE FISCAL YEAR 19-20.

WE KNEW THAT WAS COMING UP.

SO YES, WE DID HAVE EXTRA GOING INTO THE FUND BALANCE TO PRESERVE THAT FOR FUTURE OPENING OF THE SCHOOLS.

OK.

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT I WAS RECALLING THAT CORRECTLY AS WE WERE LOOKING THROUGH THIS.

AND THEN THE OTHER THING I WANTED TO LOOK AT AND THIS IS WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR, IS ON SLIDE 11, WHERE IT HAS THE BREAKDOWN ABOUT TOTAL EXPENDITURES PER STUDENT AND THE ADMINISTRATIVE COST.

I KNOW THAT THIS IS ONE THAT WE GET A LOT.

AND IF I'M READING THAT CORRECTLY, MANSFIELD ISD IS ABOUT ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY ONE DOLLARS PER STUDENT, WHERE THE STATE AVERAGE IS THREE HUNDRED AND THIRTY FIVE DOLLARS PER STUDENT.

AM I READING THAT CORRECTLY? THAT'S CORRECT.

OK.

AND SO I MEAN, OUR PEER DISTRICTS OBVIOUSLY ARE BELOW THE STATE AVERAGE AS WELL.

BUT THAT SEEMS TO INDICATE TO ME THAT WE'RE NOT SPENDING AN EXCESSIVE AMOUNT OF MONEY ON ADMINISTRATIVE COSTS DESPITE SOME OF THE EMAILS THAT I'VE RECEIVED.

SO I JUST WANNA MAKE SURE I WAS LOOKING AT THE FACTS.

SO THANK YOU FOR CONFIRMING THAT.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, MOVING ON TO A 8.2, FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS REPORT, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK JEFF BROGDEN, AND HE HAS TWO TEAM MEMBERS, RITA DENTON AND DR.

PAUL CASH, WITH HIM TO ASSIST HIM IN GOING OVER THE STATE OF THINGS AND FACILITIES MAINTENANCE AND BONDS.

ALL RIGHT, PRESIDENT NEWSOM, BOARD MEMBERS, DR.

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CANTU.

WE ARE SUPER EXCITED TO BE HERE TONIGHT TO SHARE WITH YOU THE 2021 FACILITY'S ANNUAL REPORT.

WHAT YOU'RE NOT GOING TO SEE IN OUR REPORT TONIGHT IS A LOT OF METRICS BECAUSE OUR LEADER, OUR FEARLESS LEADER, DR.

SEAN SCOTT, PRESENTED OUR METRICS AT THE LAST BOARD MEETING.

SO WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO SEE TONIGHT, IT'S A LITTLE BIT ABOUT STAFFING, A LITTLE BIT ABOUT SOME CHALLENGES AND A LOT OF CELEBRATIONS, A LOT OF GOOD THINGS HAPPENING.

SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO SHARE WITH YOU TONIGHT.

SO JUST A QUICK REFRESHER; WHAT MAKES UP THE FACILITIES DIVISION? WELL, THE CENTER FOR PERFORMING ARTS LED BY FLO TORRES.

OUR MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT, LED BY MARK WILLIAMSON.

TECHNOLOGY LED BY SHANTE COWAN, OUR CTO AND REMEMBER TECHNOLOGY WILL GIVE THEIR OWN SEPARATE ANNUAL REPORT, SO THAT SHOULD BE COMING UP SOON.

ENERGY MANAGEMENT, LED BY KELLY CAMPBELL AND CHRIS MUNOZ.

RISK MANAGEMENT, LED BY RISK MANAGER SHELLY TAYLOR AND OUR BOND PROGRAM.

REMEMBER, WE GIVE YOU A MONTHLY UPDATES ON THE BOND PROGRAM, BUT IT'S ABOUT TIME TO HAVE AN ANNUAL UPDATE AS WELL.

THAT GROUP IS LED BY OUR SENIOR PROJECT MANAGER GARY WALKER.

CUSTODIAL SERVICES LED BY OSCAR BARBER AND STUDENT NUTRITION, LED BY OUR DIRECTOR RITA DENTON.

SO YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR A LITTLE BIT FROM RITA TONIGHT ABOUT SOME OF THE CHALLENGES AND SOME OF THE CELEBRATIONS AND STUDENT NUTRITION.

ALSO, WE'RE GOING TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT TRANSPORTATION.

LED BY DAVID WALKER.

DAVID HAS BEEN OUT AND OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, PAUL CASH HAS BEEN FILLING IN SINCE THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.

THERE WAS NO BETTER TIME FOR HIM TO GET SOME TRAINING THAN THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL ON TRANSPORTATION, SO HE'S BEEN A GODSEND.

SO HE'S GOING TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT TRANSPORTATION TONIGHT.

SO A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OUR FACILITIES WITH THE OPENING OF OUR THREE NEW SCHOOLS THAT WE'VE TALKED ABOUT A LITTLE BIT.

WE HAVE GROWN TO SEVEN MILLION SQUARE FEET SIZABLE ORGANIZATION AND WE ALSO ARE MAINTAINING 900 ACRES.

THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE ALL THE ACREAGE THAT WE OWN FOR FUTURE DEVELOPMENT.

THIS IS JUST THE 900 ACRES THAT WE'RE CARING FOR AROUND OUR FACILITIES AND OUR SCHOOL BUILDINGS.

REAL PROUD OF THIS SLIDE.

SO THERE YOU SEE OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, MARK WILLIAMSON RECEIVING THE SHINING STAR AWARD EARLIER THIS YEAR.

I DON'T REALLY WANT TO POINT OUT HERE IS THE STAFFING FOR THIS DEPARTMENT.

WITH IS COMPETITIVE AS THE MARKET IS FOR SKILLED CRAFTSPEOPLE AND PROFESSIONALS, WE HAVE ONE OPENING.

WE HAVE ONE VACANCY IN OUR GROUNDS CARE DEPARTMENT.

THAT'S A TESTAMENT TO MANSFIELD IS TRULY A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE, LEARN AND TEACH FOR MY FRIEND DONNA WILLIAMS. BUT I SAY A LARGE PART OF THIS IS DUE TO MARK WILLIAMS AND HIS LEADERSHIP.

THAT'S WHY WE HAVE A LOT OF TENURED PEOPLE HERE, SO I'M VERY PROUD OF THAT SLIDE.

SO, TOM, TO BRAG ABOUT THEM A LITTLE BIT.

SO I'M GOING TO BRAG ABOUT MAINTENANCE CUSTODIAL IN OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT.

SOMETIME AROUND FEBRUARY, WE WENT THROUGH SNOWMAGEDDON.

AND WHILE A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE AT HOME, HUDDLED UNDER SIX SEVEN EIGHT NINE 10 BLANKETS, OUR GUYS WERE OUT, OUR LADIES WERE OUT SHUTTING OFF FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEMS. WHEN YOU HAVE A BUILDING THAT GOES WITHOUT ELECTRICITY FOR A NUMBER OF DAYS AND ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THAT FREEZES AND BREAKS IS A FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM, IF YOU KNOW A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IT, IT OPERATES AT AN EXTREMELY HIGH PSI.

IT'S DESIGNED TO PUT OUT A FIRE.

SO IF IT BREAKS, IT'S GOING TO FILL UP A BUILDING.

AND SO WHILE WE DID HAVE A COUPLE OF BREAKS, OUR TEAM WAS PROACTIVE AND WENT OUT AND STARTED DRAINING THOSE SYSTEMS SO THAT WE DIDN'T HAVE MASSIVE BREAKS LIKE SOME OF OUR PEER DISTRICTS SUFFERED.

WE DID HAVE SOME DAMAGE, BUT QUICKLY CLEANED UP OUR CUSTODIAL DEPARTMENT.

AND ONE THING YOU HAVE TO DO WHEN YOU SHUT THE FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM OFF, SOMEBODY'S GOT TO WATCH THE BUILDING.

SO OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT JUMPED IN AND HELPED US WITH OUR CUSTODIAL DEPARTMENT, AND WE INSTITUTED SOME FIRE WATCHES DURING THIS TIME.

SO WHEN BRAG A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THEM, SO THIS IS FROM OUR BROKER.

SO SHE SENT A VERY NICE LETTER TO US ABOUT OUR PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE.

PREVENTATIVE MEASURES SAVED THE DISTRICT MILLIONS OF DOLLARS.

PEER DISTRICTS, WHICH THEY ALSO REPRESENT, SUFFERED UP TO $25 MILLION IN DAMAGES DURING SNOWMAGEDDON.

OUR TOTAL DAMAGES ARE LESS THAN $600000 COMPARED TO OUR PEER DISTRICTS.

ALSO FROM OUR ACTUAL CARRIER, WHEN YOU HAVE WATER ON THE GROUND AND ON THE FLOOR, YOU'VE GOT TO GET IT DRIED UP AND YOU'VE GOT TO GET YOUR BUILDING DRIED UP OR YOU HAVE SECONDARY DAMAGES.

SO THE CUSTODIAL APARTMENT, THEY GET A BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE HERE FOR GETTING IN, GETTING THE BUILDINGS CLEAN AND DRY, ALONG WITH MAINTENANCE.

THAT SAVED US THOUSANDS OF ADDITIONAL DOLLARS THAT ARE SUBSEQUENT TO THE TO THE WATER DAMAGES.

OK, GREG, ON RISK MANAGEMENT A LITTLE BIT MORE SO WE SWITCHED.

THE TEAM SPENT AN INORDINATE AMOUNT OF TIME AND SWITCHED OUR WORKER COMP.

CANCELATION INSURANCE CLAIMS TO, PARDON ME, OUR WORKER'S COMPENSATION INSURANCE TO CLAIMS ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES, IT'S GOING TO SAVE US $400000 ANNUALLY.

AND IT'S NOT JUST A ONE YEAR, IT'S A SIX YEAR, FOUR HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS ANNUALLY.

THAT'S FOLKS, THAT'S UNHEARD OF.

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MOST DISTRICTS HAVE TO RENEW EVERY SINGLE YEAR.

BUT BECAUSE OF OUR VERY ROBUST RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM AND OUR TRAINING PROGRAM, WE HAVE A CARRIER THAT'S WILLING TO SIGN ON WITH US FOR SIX YEARS, ALMOST UNHEARD OF.

SO I'M VERY PROUD OF THEM.

TALK ABOUT CUSTODIAL OPERATIONS.

REAL QUICKLY.

IT'S A GREAT TIME TO THANK YOU BOARD MEMBERS FOR THE SALARY ADJUSTMENT THAT WE DID FOR CUSTODIAL.

SINCE THAT ADJUSTMENT, WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO HIRE 30 NEW TEAM MEMBERS, WHICH IS FANTASTIC.

BUT WHAT I WANT TO BRAG ABOUT THE MOST IS WE'RE STILL SHORT, BUT WE'RE STILL GETTING THE JOB DONE.

AND NOT ONLY ARE WE JUST GETTING THE JOB DONE, WE'RE ALSO, IF YOU CAN SEE ON THAT SLIDE THAT ONE THOUSAND PLUS THAT'S ONE THOUSAND ROOMS THAT THEY'VE DISINFECTED FOR VARIOUS REASONS, PRIMARILY COVID REASONS.

ON TOP OF DOING THEIR NORMAL DAILY DUTIES.

WHAT'S IMPORTANT ABOUT THIS IS THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH IT EACH EVENING.

SO WE'RE NOT DISRUPTING INSTRUCTION.

KIDS CAN RETURN TO THE CLASSROOM THE NEXT DAY.

THAT GROUP HAS 278 EMPLOYEES.

WE CLEANED 53 BUILDINGS DAILY AND THEY CLEANED ALMOST SIX POINT FIVE MILLION SQUARE FEET OF BUILDING SPACE.

THAT'S A LOT, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE'RE SHORTHANDED.

A COUPLE OF PICTURES THERE.

YOU CAN SEE THAT WE'RE USING ELECTROSTATIC DISINFECTING MACHINES AND RESTROOMS, AND IN THE CAFETERIA WE MOVE OVER TO ENERGY CONSERVATION PROGRAM.

CAN'T THINK OF TWO MORE EXCITED PEOPLE.

KELLY CAMPBELL AND CHRIS MUNOZ.

CHRIS IS BRAND NEW WITH US.

CHRIS COMES TO US FROM CROSS TIMBERS INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL, CURRENTLY ON DOUBLE SECRET PROBATION WITH CROSS TIMBERS INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL.

I THINK THAT'S A THIRD PERSON THAT I'VE RECOMMENDED FOR HIRE FROM CROSS TIMBERS.

SOME PROBABLY NOT WELCOME OUT THERE WITH MS. REEFERS ANYMORE.

WE'RE PROUD TO HAVE CHRIS, BUT SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE DOING, WE'RE DOING LED CHANGE OUTS, THE PARKING LOT, LOTS.

AND SO THAT'S A COUPLE OF PICTURES THAT YOU SEE ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE.

WHAT DOES THAT DO FOR US? IT'S AN IMMEDIATE UTILITY SAVINGS BECAUSE THEY'RE MORE EFFICIENT.

THEY LAST LONGER, SO THEY TAKE LESS MAINTENANCE AND THE ADDED BENEFIT, THEY'RE MUCH BRIGHTER.

WHAT'S IT MEAN WHEN THEY'RE MUCH BRIGHTER? THAT MEANS OUR SECURITY CAMERAS CAN SEE MORE, AND THEY CAN SEE MORE EFFECTIVELY WHEN THE WHITE LIGHT THAT THE LEDS PUT OUT.

SO THEY'RE IN THEIR 10TH YEAR OF THE PROGRAM, 10 YEARS, WE HAVE SAVED OVER $15 MILLION IN THE CONSERVATION PROGRAM.

I MENTIONED CHRIS THERE.

I ALSO WANT TO MENTION WE JUST STARTED OUR NEW TXU CONTRACT THAT WE NEGOTIATED SEVERAL YEARS AGO WHEN ENERGY WAS EXTREMELY LOW.

IF YOU COULD SAY EXTREMELY LOW, BUT IT WAS PRETTY DADGUM LOW AT THE TIME, WE NEGOTIATED THE CONTRACT.

WE JUST STARTED IT IN JULY.

IT'S A 10 YEAR AGREEMENT, WHICH IS FANTASTIC FOR OUR DISTRICT.

IT'S ALMOST A FULL PENNY LESS PER KILOWATT HOUR THAN WE WERE PAYING PREVIOUSLY.

WE JUST WANT TO MENTION TO THE NEW CAMPUSES.

OBVIOUSLY, WE'RE STILL IN TUNED TO ENERGY CONSERVATION WHEN WE BUILD NEW CAMPUSES, INSULATED CONCRETE FORMS. AND ONE OF THE BIG THINGS IS GROUND SOURCE HEAT PUMPS MOVING OVER TO THE CENTER LED BY FLO TORRES.

WE'RE GETTING BACK IN BUSINESS AND YOU CAN SEE FROM THE SLIDE THERE'S A FEW THINGS THAT HAVE ALREADY HAPPENED HERE.

WE'VE HAD SUMMER GRADUATION, WE'VE HAD SOME EVENTS.

YOU CAN SEE OUR SUPERINTENDENT DOWN THERE COMING OUT IN A BIG CLOUD OF SMOKE AS WONDER WOMAN AT THE BOTTOM, WHICH IS IMPRESSIVE.

AND WE ALSO HAVE HOSTED A CONVOCATION FOR ANOTHER SCHOOL DISTRICT OVER ON THE FAR RIGHT.

SO THE GREAT THINGS THAT WE DO EVERY YEAR ARE COMING BACK, COLLEGE NIGHT, TREE LIGHTING, TOYS FOR TOTS, ALSO IN ITS 10TH YEAR, WHICH IS AMAZING.

GOT ONE NEW THING TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT.

WE'VE GOT SOMETHING COMING UP CALLED WONDERFALL FEST THAT'S GOING TO BE OCTOBER THE 23RD.

IT'S GOING TO BE OPPORTUNITY FOR PTAS FOR FUNDRAISING.

YOU'RE GOING TO SEE SOME CHARITY EVENTS.

YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THE MANSFIELD FIRE DEPARTMENT OUT HERE AND KIND OF A MINI FIRE PALOOZA.

THERE'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF OTHER EDUCATIONAL ATTRACTIONS FOR OUR STUDENTS AND STAFF.

SO, I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO RITA DENTON TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT STUDENT NUTRITION.

YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT A DEPARTMENT THAT HAS THE PIVOT.

WE ALMOST HAVE TO PIVOT ON A DAILY BASIS, BUT THEY ARE DOING SOME AMAZING THINGS AND SOME ARE SO ANXIOUS FOR YOU TO HEAR ABOUT THEM.

THAT'S GOOD.

ALL RIGHT.

GOOD EVENING, PRESIDENT NEWSOM, DR.

CANTU, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

I AM HONORED TO GET TO SPEAK WITH YOU TONIGHT REGARDING SOME STUDENT NUTRITION UPDATES.

AS YOU KNOW, ALL MEALS ARE FREE FOR ALL KIDS THIS YEAR THAT IS MADE POSSIBLE THROUGH USDA WAIVERS AND FUNDING.

SO WE ALSO DID THAT LAST SCHOOL YEAR, AS YOU RECALL.

AND THE MAIN DIFFERENCE, IF YOU REMEMBER, LAST YEAR WE WERE AT 60 PERCENT IN PERSON ENROLLMENT, OF COURSE.

SO WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR US THIS YEAR IN THE STUDENT NUTRITION DEPARTMENT? WELL, IT MEANS RECORD BREAKING MEAL PARTICIPATION.

YES, WE HAVE NEVER SERVED SO MANY KIDS IN THE FOOD SERVICE PROGRAM, HISTORY AND MANSFIELD ISD, NOR HAVE WE BROUGHT IN AS MUCH REVENUE PER DAY IN THE PROGRAM.

SO WE ARE SERVING RIGHT NOW ON AVERAGE TWENTY TWO THOUSAND LUNCH MEALS AND 8000 BREAKFAST MEALS.

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WE ALSO GOT CREATIVE THIS YEAR WITH FEEDING OUR VIRTUAL STUDENTS, AND SO WE PARTNERED WITH OUR ROCK STAR TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT.

WE POPPED UP SOME PRODUCTION KITCHENS, 15 OF THOSE TO BE EXACT ON 15 DIFFERENT ROUTES, AND WE DELIVER 425 DOORSTEPS EVERY DAY A BREAKFAST AND A LUNCH FOR THOSE KIDDOS.

AND IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THE FEDERAL REVENUES COVER THE COST OF THE FOOD, THE PACKAGING, EVEN THE DRIVER SALARIES, AND THAT REGARDS.

SO THAT IS A REALLY NEAT BENEFIT TO BE ABLE TO OFFER THOSE DRIVERS THE ADDITIONAL SALARY WITHOUT IMPACTING THE GENERAL FUND.

FUN FACT.

SO HOW ARE WE MAKING THIS ALL HAPPEN? THAT'S KIND OF THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM.

HOW ARE WE DOING ALL OF THIS VOLUME WITH A LOT LESS STAFF THAN NORMAL, RIGHT? WELL, AGAIN, THANK YOU, BOARD, TO PIGGYBACK ON THE CUSTODIAL SERVICES SLIDE.

THANK YOU FOR THE AMAZING INCREASE, THE SALARY ADJUSTMENT THAT HAS HELPED US RECRUIT AND RETAIN.

WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE TONIGHT TO YOU THAT WE HAVE HIRED 50 NEW WORKERS SINCE AUGUST THE 1ST, AND SO THAT BRINGS US TO A TEAM OF 250 TO OUR ULTIMATE GOAL IS THREE HUNDRED AND THIRTY TO MAKE A FULL TEAM.

AND WE ARE ON THE WAY.

WE ARE NOT THERE YET, OBVIOUSLY, SO WE ARE RECRUITING.

WE ARE INTERVIEWING AND WE ARE ADDING MORE PEOPLE EVERY SINGLE WEEK.

WE HAVE, I BELIEVE, NINE.

LAST TIME I CHECKED, I THINK NINE IN THE PROCESS TO BE HIRED HERE VERY SHORTLY.

SO HOW ARE WE COVERING THAT VOID? ANOTHER ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM.

SO WE IMPLEMENTED A PROGRAM CALLED THE LUNCH BUNCH, AND THE LUNCH BUNCH IS COMPRISED OF COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS, PARENTS AND SOME MILD STAFF.

SOME OF THE FACILITY LEADERS HAVE DEFINITELY JOINED UP WITH LUNCH BUNCH.

DR. CASH LOOKS GREAT IN A HAIRNET AND WE ARE MAKING IT WORK.

THE LUNCH BUNCH THAT WORKS JUST DURING THE LUNCH CRUNCH, WERE ABLE TO HOP BACK BEHIND LINES AND HELP SERVE OUT THE TRAYS TO GET THOSE KIDDOS FED.

IT IS CERTAINLY TAKING A VILLAGE RIGHT NOW.

IT TOTALLY IS.

BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS WE ARE FEEDING KIDS AND THIS PUSHING THROUGH AND THIS REALLY TOUGH ECONOMY.

SO FREE MEALS FOR ALL PROGRAM IS A WIN WIN WIN SCENARIO.

YES, THREE WINS.

I LIKE A TRIPLE WIN SCENARIO.

SO A FAMILY WITH THREE KIDS ENROLLED IN MANSFIELD ISD, THEY HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO SAVE $3000 OVER THE SCHOOL YEAR.

THEY'RE THEIR OWN HOUSEHOLD.

SO THAT IS A TREMENDOUS VALUE FOR OUR FAMILIES THAT THE SECOND WIN IS THAT WE'RE ABLE TO HAVE THE MEANS TO HAVE THAT HAPPEN.

WE ARE OPERATING A VERY HEALTHY BUDGET.

WE ARE OPERATING IN THE BLACK, IN THE STUDENT NUTRITION DEPARTMENT.

AND THEN THE THIRD WIN IS THAT THE FOOD IS GOOD.

THE KIDDOS ARE LOVING THE PLATES.

LOOK AT THOSE SMILES UP THERE.

WE KNOW THIS WITH DATA BECAUSE THE KIDS ARE COMING BACK.

THEY'RE NOT ONLY COMING BACK, BUT THEY'RE BRINGING A FRIEND.

SO REMEMBER ON THE SLIDE WHERE I HAD MENTIONED 22000 FREE LUNCHES TODAY? TODAY, WE HIT OVER 23000 FREE LUNCHES FOR THE FIRST TIME THIS SCHOOL YEAR.

SO WE ARE GROWING.

WE ARE CONTINUING TO INCREASE.

THEY ARE BRINGING THEIR FRIENDS, THEY ARE, THEY'RE LOVING OUR FOOD.

AND SO THAT IS A GREAT, GREAT THING.

YOU WILL SEE IN THE CENTER SLIDE THAT IS 1A AND THAT IS A TILTING SKILLET AND SO BOARD AGAIN.

THANK YOU.

YOU ALL APPROVED THAT PURCHASE OF THESE TILTING SKILLETS ABOUT FOUR OR FIVE YEARS AGO, AND WE'RE VERY, VERY GRATEFUL FOR THAT PIECE OF EQUIPMENT.

IT HAS HELPED US INCORPORATE A LOT OF SCRATCH RECIPES IN THE PICTURE.

THERE SHE IS, MAKING TACO MEAT.

WE BRING IN RAW GROUND BEEF ACTUALLY FROM A LOCAL FARM JUST DOWN THE ROAD AND ALVARADO.

AND SO THAT'S REALLY VALUABLE.

WE'RE REALLY PROUD THAT WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO ADD A LOT OF THOSE SCRATCH.

A PIECE TO OUR MENUS OVER THE YEARS, BECAUSE THAT HAS PAID OFF DRASTICALLY RIGHT NOW.

WE HAVE A HUGE ADVANTAGE WHERE WE ARE ABLE TO IN THIS SUPPLY CHAIN CHALLENGE THAT YOU MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE HEARD OF IN THE NEWS.

THE MEDIA, I DON'T KNOW ALL OVER THE PLACE IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN CHALLENGE, WE HAVE MORE OPTIONS THAN THE NORM THAN THE AVERAGE BEAR, RIGHT? WE WE ARE HAVING AN ADVANTAGE.

IF WE GET OUR HANDS ON RAW COMMODITIES, WE CAN FEED KIDS BECAUSE WE HAVE THAT SKILL SET AND THAT TALENT WITHIN OUR DISTRICT TO BE ABLE TO COOK FROM SCRATCH, NOT EVERY DISTRICT CAN SAY THAT.

SO TYING IT ALL TOGETHER.

VISION 2030 WE WERE SO EXCITED FOR THE ROLLOUT OF THAT THIS YEAR.

WE KNOW EXACTLY HOW WE CONTRIBUTE TO THAT VISION.

OUR PART FALLS IN MAKING STUDENTS LIFE READY.

AND SO THAT LITTLE REFRIGERATOR ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE THAT TO US REPRESENTS THE COLLEGE GRUDGE.

THE I'M SORRY, THE MANSFIELD ISD GRADUATES REFRIGERATOR, WHETHER THAT'S IN A DORM

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ROOM OR IN AN APARTMENT OR IN THEIR HOME, WHAT ARE THEY FILLING IN THEIR REFRIGERATOR ONCE THEY LEAVE US? ARE THEY REMEMBERING OUR MEAL PATTERN, OUR PLATES, OUR TRY SOMETHING NEW PROGRAMS? ARE THEY IMPACTED WITH OUR FARM? FRESH CHALLENGES? ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE, YOU WILL SEE A FULL REIMBURSABLE PLATE AT THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL, RIGHT? AND SO KINDERGARTEN AND FIRST GRADE, THEY MAY NOT SELECT ALL OF THOSE ITEMS. THEY CERTAINLY CAN.

THAT IS INCLUDED, BUT THEIR PLATES ARE NOT AWFULLY THAT FULL.

AND AS THEY GROW THROUGH THE GRADES, WE SEE THEM SELECT MORE AND MORE ITEMS. AND THAT'S US DOING OUR JOB AND ENCOURAGING THOSE HEALTHY HABITS AND THE MEAL PATTERN NICELY.

AS YOU SEE IN THE IMAGE, IT NICELY MAKES A PLATE, HALF FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.

AND SO WE WANT THAT LITTLE NUGGET TO BE STUCK IN OUR STUDENTS MIND AS THEY LEAVE US, AS THEY BECOME A PRODUCT OF MSD.

WE WANT THEM TO REMEMBER THE LUNCH LADY SAYING, DON'T FORGET YOUR FRUIT AND VEGETABLE.

YES, WE SAY THAT ON REPEAT OVER AND OVER THESE GUYS WHO HAVE DONE LUNCH BUNCH, THEY GET TO SAY THAT TO RIGHT GUYS.

YEAH.

AND SO WE WANT THEM TO REMEMBER THAT AS THEY LEAVE US AND WE WANT THEM TO HAVE A VERY HEALTHY RELATIONSHIP WITH FOOD.

SO WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, I'D LOVE TO PASS OVER TO OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF STUDENT OPERATIONS, DR. PAUL CASH.

BEFORE I CAN GET INTO THE TRANSPORTATION SIDE.

YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A TEAM THAT IS REALLY MAKES THE SCHOOL DISTRICT FUNCTION EVERY DAY.

I'D LIKE FOR THEM TO AT LEAST BE RECOGNIZED.

AND SO A FEW GUYS, OSCAR, KELLY, MARK, CHRIS, IF YOU ALL STAND UP, AND SHELLEY.

AND THEN WE HAVE JOANNE AND KIM THERE, TOO, BUT I DIDN'T WANT THEM TO STAND UP.

JUST KIDDING.

SO AS YOU KNOW, DAVID, THANK YOU.

RITA.

MS. NEWSOM, DR. CANTU, BOARD, I DO WANT TO TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO TALK ABOUT THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT.

DAVID WALKER ISN'T HERE.

HE IS RECOVERING NICELY FROM SURGERY AND WE HOPE TO SEE HIM SOON AROUND THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT.

BUT HE HAS AN AMAZING TEAM AND THEY REALLY ARE DOING A GREAT JOB.

AND SO TONIGHT I'M GOING TO TALK ABOUT FOUR AREAS.

I'M GOING TO TALK BRIEFLY ABOUT THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT THEMSELVES.

I'M GOING TO TALK ABOUT HOW WE ARE DOING IN REGARD TO STAFFING AND WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT SOME EXCITING NEWS I HAVE IN REGARD TO TOOLS THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO PUT INTO THE HANDS OF PARENTS.

AND THEN A STUDY THAT WAS DONE, I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE RESULTS.

AND BUT IF YOU LOOK AT THIS SLIDE, THESE ARE JUST SOME GENERAL FACTS.

WHAT I THINK IS MOST INTERESTING THAT OUR DRIVERS DRIVE ALMOST EIGHTEEN THOUSAND MILES A DAY IN THE BUSSES THAT WE HAVE GOING AROUND AND PICKING PEOPLE UP.

THIS IS THIS IS IN REGARD TO OUR FLEET, THE NUMBER OF BUSSES WE HAVE.

IN CASE YOU ASKING WHAT A MICROBIRD IS, WE DO HAVE THREE MICROBIRDS.

THAT'S A LITTLE NINE PASSENGER BUS THAT WE HAVE TO USE WHEN WE NEED NOT VERY MANY PEOPLE, WE USE THE MICROBIRDS.

SO IN REGARD TO THE VACANCIES, WE CURRENTLY HAVE 13 TOTAL VACANCIES.

EIGHT OF THOSE ARE IN THE PROCESS OR IN THE HIRING PROCESS.

WE HAVE FIVE UNFILLED POSITIONS AT THIS TIME AND WE HAVE A GREAT NUMBER.

WE HAVE 12 PEOPLE THAT ARE CURRENTLY IN IN THE BUS DRIVING ACADEMY WORKING TO GET THEIR LICENSE AND THEIR TEXAS BUS DRIVING CERTIFICATIONS.

THE BAD SIDE OF THAT SLIDE IS THAT THAT MEANS UNTIL THOSE 12 FINISH THE ACADEMY AND OUR EIGHT GET PROCESSED AND GET TO THE ACADEMY, EVERY SINGLE DAY, WE HAVE TWENTY FIVE OPEN ROUTES THAT HAVE TO BE FILLED, AND THAT'S DISPATCHERS.

THAT'S MECHANICS.

THAT'S ANYBODY AND EVERYBODY THAT HAS THEIR CDL DRIVING BUSSES EACH AND EVERY DAY.

SO THE EXCITING STUFF THAT I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT IS MOST RECENTLY, WE ARE PUTTING GPS ON TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY FIVE OF OUR BUSSES.

SO WHAT THAT'S GOING TO ALLOW US TO DO IS WE ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO TRACK OUR BUSSES IN REAL TIME IF YOU LOOK AT THAT MAP UP THERE.

THAT'S WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE DURING THE DAY WHEN BUSSES ARE GOING AROUND THE TRIANGLES OR BUSSES, MOVING THE CIRCLES OR BUSSES THAT ARE STOPPED AT THE SCHOOLS.

AND SO FROM NOW ON.

SO SO WHAT WE CAN DO IS WE CAN TRACK A BUS.

AND SO WHAT DOES THAT DO FOR US? THAT MEANS IF A PARENT CALLS DISPATCH AND SAYS, OK, I LIVE AT EAST BROAD AND WALNUT CREEK, HOW MUCH FURTHER IT WILL.

HOW MUCH LONGER IS IT GOING TO BE TILL THE BUS GETS THERE? WELL, NOW DISPATCH CAN PULL THIS UP.

THEY CAN LOOK UP THE BUS, THEY CAN SEE EXACTLY WHERE THEY ARE AND WE DON'T HAVE TO GET ON THE RADIO AND DISRUPT OR DISTRACT THE DRIVER SO WE CAN ACTUALLY ACTUALLY ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS WITHOUT IT GOING TO THE DRIVER AND THE DRIVER CAN CONCENTRATE ON WHAT THEY NEED TO CONCENTRATE IN.

THAT'S DRIVING.

THE NEXT PART OF THIS IS ONCE WE GET NOW THAT WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO TRACK THE BUS

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AND WE HAVE THE SOFTWARE TO TRACK THE BUSSES, THEN THERE'S TWO APPS OR THERE'S AN APP, THE EDGE LOG PARENT PORTAL LOT AND THE FULL BLOWN VERSION THAT PARENTS WILL BE ABLE TO TRACK.

THEY'RE NOT GOING TO TRACK THEIR STUDENTS.

THEY ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO TRACK THE BUSSES THAT THEIR STUDENTS ARE RIDING.

SO WHAT THEY'LL BE ABLE TO DO IS THEY'LL BE ABLE TO CREATE AND THEY CALL IT A GEO FENCE IS THEY CAN PUT A GEO FENCE AROUND THE CAMPUS OR THEY CAN PUT IT AROUND THEIR HOUSE AND THEY CAN SET IT FOR HALF A MILE, A QUARTER MILE OR WHATEVER DISTANCE RADIUS THAT THEY WANT TO USE.

AND WHEN THAT BUS ENTERS THAT ZONE, THEY'LL AUTOMATICALLY GET A NOTIFICATION.

AND SO THEY DON'T HAVE TO WONDER WHERE IT IS.

THEY CAN LOOK IT UP.

THEY CAN ALSO LOOK AT THAT APP IF THE BUS IS RUNNING DELAYED AND THEY CAN SEE WHERE THE BUS IS ON THE ROUTE, SO THEY DON'T KNOW.

I EQUATE THIS TO WHEN A GREAT BOOKS WENT LIVE DIGITAL THAT PARENTS CAN NOW HAVE THE TOOL TO LOOK IT UP THEMSELVES.

THEY CAN FIND OUT WHERE THE BUS IS THEMSELVES.

SO WE INTRODUCED THE LIGHT VERSION.

THE LIGHT VERSION IS GOING TO BE FOR SPECIAL ROUTES AND FOR ADMINISTRATORS.

AND THEN WE HAVE THE FULL BLOWN VERSION FOR PARENTS.

SO WE'RE INTRODUCED THIS TO PRINCIPALS AND JUST THAT AND KYNA EASTLICK AT MARY ORR INTERMEDIATE DOWNLOADED THE APP SET THE RADIUS FOR HALF A MILE.

AND SO THAT AFTERNOON, INSTEAD OF STUDENTS WAITING FOR THE BUS TO COME AROUND THE CORNER, CALLING DOWN TO THE CAFETERIA SAID WE'RE READY FOR ABOUT THREE NINETY TWO.

EVERY TIME THE BUS ENTERED THEIR ZONE, SHE GOT A NOTIFICATION THAT WENT AHEAD AND CALLED THE STUDENTS DOWN.

THEY WERE LINED UP ON THE SIDEWALK.

THE BUS PULLED IN.

BOOM, THEY WERE ON, DOWN THE ROAD.

AND SO THEY'RE ALREADY USING IT.

THEY'RE ALREADY USING THE.

THERE ONE THING, THOUGH, WHEN THE FULL VERSION PARENTS ARE GOING TO IS GOING TO HAVE A LITTLE BIT MORE SECURITY.

PARENTS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO KNOW, OBVIOUSLY THE STUDENT'S NAME, THE STUDENT ID NUMBER, DATE OF BIRTH AND IF THEY DON'T ENTER THE INFORMATION CORRECTLY, THEN THEY WON'T BE GRANTED ACCESS TO THAT BUS.

SO WE ARE EXCITED TO GET THAT TOOL INTO THE HANDS OF THE PARENTS.

THE LAST THING I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT IS TRANSPORT IS A COMPANY THAT WE HIRED TO DO AN EVALUATION OR AN ASSESSMENT OF THE ENTIRE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT.

AND WHAT THEY FOUND WAS THAT WE'RE PRETTY MUCH AT CAPACITY IN ALL AREAS OF THE DEPARTMENT.

THE NUMBER OF BUSSES, THE NUMBER OF SPACES THAT WE HAVE TO PARK, THE BUSSES, THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES AND THE NUMBER OF ROUTES THAT WE RUN.

SO I WANT TO SHARE JUST THREE OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT THEY MADE TO US.

ONE THING THAT THEY RECOMMENDED IS THAT WE REVIEW THE STRATEGIC VISION REGARDING CHOICE SCHOOLS THAT DOES.

WHAT THEY'RE NOT SAYING IS THAT THE DISTRICT NO LONGER PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES AND CHOICES FOR PARENTS.

BUT WHAT THEY SAY IS YOU NEED TO INCLUDE THE TRANSPORTATION COMPONENT AS THAT CONTINUES TO MOVE FORWARD.

THE SECOND THING IS ALTERING RAIL SCHEDULES TO REDUCE ROUTES AND OPERATIONAL COSTS.

WE'RE CURRENTLY ANALYZING THIS TO SEE WHAT WHAT EXACTLY IS THAT IMPACT ON TRANSPORTATION NOW? AND THEN THE LAST THING THEY RECOMMENDED IS AN ANNUAL STAFFING AND WAGE ANALYSIS TO SEE HOW WE'RE DOING IN REGARD TO THE MARKET STANDARDS FOR OUR EMPLOYEES AND FOR OUR DRIVERS.

SO MS. DENTON, MR. BROGDEN, AND I ARE READY FOR QUESTIONS.

ALL RIGHTY.

TO MY LEFT, KAREN? THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION.

I KNOW IT'S LATE AND I KNOW YOU ALL HAVE EARLY MORNING JOBS.

SO AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE AND SHARING THIS WITH US.

GOING BACK TO MR. BROGDEN'S PRESENTATION, WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE FLOODING THAT HAPPENED AND THE GREAT LETTERS THAT WE GOT FROM ALLISON NIXON AND ALL THAT.

IS THAT GOING TO TRANSLATE TO ANY INSURANCE SAVINGS FOR US? I MEAN, SERIOUSLY, IS THERE ARE THERE SOME THINGS THAT WE CAN DO THERE THAT MAYBE HELP LOWER THE COST LIKE YOU HAVE DONE IN SOME OF THE OTHER AREAS? WELL.

MAYBE, BUT BECAUSE THEY HAVE A LOT OF CLAIMS TO COVER, BUT IT CERTAINLY MAKES US A MORE FAVORABLE CANDIDATE FOR INSURANCE.

WELL, I WAS SAY THAT THAT DOES COUNT FOR SOMETHING.

ABSOLUTELY.

BUT WHEN I SEE STATEMENTS LIKE THAT, I ALWAYS LIKE TO SEE IF THEY COULD SHOW US THE MONEY SHOWS HOW IMPORTANT WE REALLY ARE.

IT ABSOLUTELY HELPS.

BUT I WILL TELL YOU, OUR DISTRICT HAS HISTORICALLY HAD A WONDERFUL LOW RATE THANKS TO OUR RISK MANAGEMENT DIVISION.

THINGS ARE CHANGING IN THE MARKET.

THINGS DON'T LOOK THE SAME AS THEY DID FIVE YEARS AGO.

BUT TO YOUR POINT, YES, THAT SHOULD BE A CONSIDERATION.

THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE ALL THE WORK ALL DO TO TRY TO GET US THE BEST VALUE.

MS. THOMAS.

OK.

OK.

SO, MR. CASH, I HAVE A QUICK QUESTION ON THE PART OF THE SECURE PART FOR THE PARENT ON THE PHONE APP.

YES, MA'AM.

WILL THE PARENTS RECEIVE LIKE TEXT MESSAGES TO IF THE BUS IS LATE OR

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IT'S RUNNING? WILL THEY BE NOTIFIED? YOU KNOW WHAT? I'M GLAD YOU BROUGHT THAT UP.

I'M GLAD YOU READ MY PRESENTATION BECAUSE ONE OF THE ACTUALLY THE COMPONENT THAT WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THAT I DID LEAVE OUT THANK YOU IS THAT IN BOTH OF THE APPS IS WE WILL HAVE THE ABILITY TO PUSH OUT NOTIFICATIONS TO EVERY SINGLE USER THAT'S THERE.

SO NOT ONLY JUST BY THE BUS, YOU KNOW, OUR BUSSES RUN FOR DIFFERENT ROUTES.

SO WE'LL BE ABLE TO SAY, OK, THE ELEMENTARY ROUTE THAT'S BEEN RUN BY 392.

THE BUS IS DELAYED FOR WHATEVER REASON THEY WILL.

WE WILL BE ABLE TO PUSH THOSE OUT OUT TO PARENTS, BOTH APPS AND ADMINISTRATORS AS WELL, SO THEY'LL KNOW THAT THE BUSSES ARE RUNNING LATE.

SO YES, THAT'S A KEY COMPONENT THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO UTILIZE WITH THE APPS.

AND THAT AGAIN, WILL REDUCE THAT DO SUCH A BENEFIT TO OUR PARENTS.

I KNOW THEY'RE REALLY GOING TO ENJOY THAT.

AND THEN MY NEXT QUESTION IS TO MS. DENTON.

ON YOUR STUDENT NUTRITION PART? WHERE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT WE'RE 100 PERCENT FREE LUNCHES FOR OUR KIDS.

HOW LONG IS THAT PROGRAM GOING TO LAST? GREAT QUESTION.

SO RIGHT NOW, IT'S APPROVED ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE END OF SCHOOL.

SO MAY 26TH, THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, AND THEN WE'RE WAITING FOR A USDA TO MAKE ANY OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS.

OTHERWISE, IT WOULD GO BACK TO THE NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM.

OK.

AND I JUST THE NUMBERS ARE PRETTY IMPRESSIVE BECAUSE WHAT WE HAVE THIRTY FIVE THOUSAND STUDENTS ENROLLED AND WE'RE FEEDING TWENTY THREE THOUSAND.

SO THAT'S INCREDIBLE.

YES.

AND I KNOW I KNOW THAT'S IMPORTANT BECAUSE MANY OF OUR HIGH SCHOOLERS, THEY DON'T WANT TO FILL OUT THE PAPERWORK OR THEIR, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE IT'S A PRIDE THING.

AND SO WITH OFFERING IT A HUNDRED PERCENT FREE, I KNOW WE HAVE SO MANY OF OUR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS THAT HAVE NEVER PARTICIPATED IN THAT PROGRAM BEFORE THAT ARE PARTICIPATING IN IT NOW.

SO YES, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THAT'S ALL WE ARE ABSOLUTELY SEEING THAT.

MS. FARRAR? I JUST HAD A FEW PRAISES.

SO FIRST, MR. BROGDEN, JUST THANK YOU FOR THE WAY THAT YOU'RE ALWAYS LOOKING TO SAVE MONEY FOR THE DISTRICT.

I THINK IT IS SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE DON'T REALIZE THAT YOU'RE CONTINUALLY DOING AND YOUR PASSION TO FIND THOSE SAVINGS.

I MEAN, I WAS TRYING TO ADD UP IN MY HEAD.

TWENTY FIVE MILLION PLUS 14 MILLION.

I MEAN, IT'S JUST IT'S SO MUCH MONEY AND IT JUST COMPOUNDS OVER THE YEARS.

SO THANK YOU FOR ALWAYS DOING THAT.

YEAH.

AND YOUR WHOLE ENTIRE TEAM, I MEAN, YOUR WHOLE ENTIRE TEAM.

AND THEN I WILL SAY I WAS JUST GOING TO ECHO WHAT SHE WAS SAYING ABOUT THE FOOD NUTRITION.

I WAS THINKING FEEDING TWENTY THREE THOUSAND STUDENTS EVERY DAY.

I MEAN, I CAN BARELY FEED MY FAMILY OF FIVE EFFECTIVELY.

AND SO IT'S AMAZING.

I MEAN, JUST THE UNDERTAKING THAT YOU GUYS TAKE IS INCREDIBLE.

I ACTUALLY ASKED MY KIDS YESTERDAY, I'M LIKE, HEY, HAVE YOU ALL BEEN EATING IN THE CAFETERIA? AND THEY'RE LIKE, OH YEAH, EVERY DAY THEY SAID, THE FOOD'S AMAZING.

YOU GUYS FEED US ALL THE TIME, SO YOU ALL ARE DOING AN OUTSTANDING JOB.

GOOD JOB.

AND THEN AS FAR AS TRANSPORTATION, I DO HAVE A QUESTION.

ALSO ON THE TRANSPORTATION SIDE, WHEN I GOT TO VISIT YOU GUYS EVEN BEING UNDERSTAFFED, YOUR DEPARTMENT IS JUST SO THEY WERE ALL READY TO JUMP IN AND TAKE THOSE ROUTES THAT AREN'T FILLED.

AND SO I WAS JUST SO IMPRESSED BY HOW WILLING EVERYONE, YOU KNOW, EVERYONE WAS TO JUST MAKE IT HAPPEN.

SO GOOD JOB ON THE APP.

DO YOU KNOW WHEN THAT'S GOING TO ACTUALLY BE AVAILABLE TO PARENTS? I THINK THIS IS A GAME CHANGER.

I KNOW MY KIDS DON'T RIDE THE BUS ANYMORE, BUT I REMEMBER THOSE DAYS WHERE I'M LIKE, OH MY GOSH, WHERE ARE THE KIDDOS? AND SO THIS, I THINK, IS JUST GOING TO BE AN INCREDIBLE THING FOR PARENTS TO ACCESS.

ABSOLUTELY.

THE MIDDLE OF OCTOBER, THEY'RE GOING TO FINISH UP THE PUTTING THE GPS UNITS ON THE BUSSES.

THEY HAVE TO STILL HAVE TO DO ABOUT FORTY TWO OF THOSE.

AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO GET EVERYBODY TRAINED.

AND WE HOPE BY MID-NOVEMBER IS AT LEAST BY THE END OF THIS SEMESTER IS THAT THE PARENTS WILL HAVE THAT AND WE'LL HAVE, YOU KNOW, ACCESS TO RESOURCES OF HOW TO DOWNLOAD THE APP, YOU KNOW, VIDEOS, YOUTUBE VIDEOS, HOW TO DO IT AND HOW TO USE IT AND EVERYTHING.

AND WE'LL HAVE A BIG PROMOTION FOR THAT TO MY RIGHT? ANYONE? MR. SNEED? YES.

GREAT PRESENTATION FROM ALL THREE OF YOU.

MY QUESTION REALLY IS TO ALL THREE IN THE AREAS THAT YOU PRESENTED.

YOU ALL MENTION THE RAISES THAT WAS GIVEN.

DO WE ANTICIPATE THAT THOSE POSITIONS THAT ARE STILL VACANT WILL BE FILLED AT SOME POINT 100 PERCENT CAPACITY OR ARE NEARBY PRIOR TO THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR? MM HMM.

THAT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

IT'S CERTAINLY OUR HOPE THAT WE CONTINUE TO SEE CANDIDATES COME IN.

WE HAVE NOT LET UP ON OUR ADVERTISING AND OUR SOCIAL MEDIA AND ALL THOSE AVENUES THAT WE WERE PREVIOUSLY USING TO PULL PEOPLE IN.

I'LL TELL YOU, IT'S DIFFICULT, THOUGH.

AND SOME DAYS WE'LL PICK UP FIVE IN THE NEXT DAY WE LOSE THREE, SO WE GET A NET TWO THAT WEEK.

AND SO IT'S JUST A DIFFICULT TIME TO RECRUIT PEOPLE.

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BUT WE'RE STILL HARD AT IT AND SO IS CERTAINLY OUR GOAL TO HAVE A FULL STAFF, IF NOT BY THE END OF THE SEMESTER, MAYBE BY THE END OF NEXT YEAR.

SO WE'RE STAYING, WE'RE STAYING AT IT.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? MR. CANEDY? NOT A QUESTION, BUT THANK YOU AGAIN, NOT ONLY TO YOU THREE, BUT TO YOUR WHOLE TEAM.

IT IS SO IMPRESSIVE AND I HOPE THAT THAT OUR PARENTS AND STUDENTS REALIZE HOW IMPORTANT WHAT YOU DO IS FOR THE ENTIRE LEARNING PROCESS IN OUR DISTRICT.

I MEAN, WITHOUT QUALITY FACILITIES AND THE SAVINGS THAT YOUR TEAMS PUT TOGETHER TO PROVIDE MORE MONEY TO PUT IN THE CLASSROOM AND THE DOLLAR PER STUDENT, THE NUTRITION, HOW IMPORTANT IT IS FOR OUR CHILDREN TO BE FED BECAUSE HUNGRY CHILDREN DON'T LEARN AS WELL AND ALSO THE TRANSPORTATION 17000 MILES A DAY.

I TOLD DR.

CANTU I HAD TO PROCESS THAT, BUT IT'S JUST AMAZING HOW YOU PULLED TOGETHER TO PROVIDE THE ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR STUDENTS TO LEARN.

SO KUDOS TO YOU AND YOUR TEAMS FOR SUCH AN OUTSTANDING PROGRAM.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WE WOULD ECHO THAT.

KUDOS TO THE BOARD AND THE ADMINISTRATION FOR SUPPORTING OUR DIVISIONS.

YOU GUYS HAVE ALWAYS BEEN THERE WHEN WE NEEDED SOMETHING THAT WAS EVIDENT FROM THE PRESENTATION TONIGHT, A COUPLE OF THOSE SLIDES ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR US.

WELL, WE SURE APPRECIATE YOU AND YOUR HARD WORK AND DEDICATION.

DON'T GO UNNOTICED BY US OR THE COMMUNITY AND PARENTS AND STUDENTS.

EVEN I FEEL LIKE EVEN WHEN WE WENT TO THE NEW SCHOOL OPENINGS, THERE'S FOLKS OUT THERE, THE CAFETERIA CUSTODIANS, I MEAN, EVERYBODY, THEY WERE JUST SO EXCITED.

LIKE, I MEAN, I KNOW THEY MUST BE DOING TWO AND THREE TIMES THE JOB THAT THEY NORMALLY WOULD BE DOING, AND THEY'RE JUST SO EXCITED TO BE THERE.

SO I HATE IT THAT YOU'RE HIRING THREE AND LOSING TWO OR HOWEVER YOUR DAYS GO LIKE THAT.

BUT IT'S A IT'S A GLOBAL THING.

AND BUT THE PEOPLE THAT ARE HERE ARE HAPPY TO BE HERE.

AND SO THAT'S THE LEADERSHIP OF YOU AND YOUR TEAM.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WE APPRECIATE IT.

IT'S NOT EVEN THE WORDS FOR IT.

SO.

GOOD JOB.

THANK YOU.

THAT MOVES US TO EIGHT POINT THREE HOUR COVID 19 UPDATE.

DR. CANTU? YES, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK PHILLIP O'NEIL, OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS AND HEALTH SERVICES, TO COME FORWARD AND GIVE THIS PRESENTATION.

SHARE A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OUR NUMBERS, PROCESSES AND A FEW OTHER RELATED ITEMS. PAUL CASH DOES NOT LOOK GOOD IN INTERNET.

PRESIDENT NEWSOM DR.

CANTU, BOARD MEMBERS, THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT WITH YOU TONIGHT REGARDING COVID.

I HOPE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH AN UPDATE REGARDING THE HEALTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

SHARE WITH YOU HOW WE HAVE PIVOTED AS A DISTRICT IN OUR DEALINGS WITH COVID AND WHAT OUR DATA CURRENTLY LOOKS LIKE.

IN A BRIEF LOOK AT A FEW THINGS ON THE HORIZON.

HOW MANY GUYS HAVE EVER HEARD OF THE RAMBLING REDHEAD ON HGTV? ANYBODY? OK, SO CATHY MARSH IS WAS OUR PREVIOUS HEALTH SERVICE DIRECTOR JUST PRIOR TO THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.

SHE DECIDED SHE NEEDED MORE TIME WITH HER FAMILY.

HER DAUGHTER HAS THE TV SHOW ON HGTV, AND SHE'S KIND OF BECOMING THE CHIP AND JOANNA GAINES OF ALLEN, TEXAS.

TRUE? YEAH.

SO CATHY WAS APPROACHED WITH AN OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE A POSITION THAT WOULD ALLOW HER TO VISIT OR ASSIST WITH TAKING CARE OF HER GRANDKIDS AS HER DAUGHTER'S EMPIRE EXPANDED.

WE'RE GRATEFUL FOR CATHY AND HER SERVICE TO THE DISTRICT.

SHE WILL BE MISSED.

THE TIMING OF HER DEPARTURE LEAVING JUST PART OF THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR WAS NOT CONDUCIVE TO OUR ATTRACTING A RICH POOL OF CANDIDATES TO REPLACE HER DUE TO THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDER THAT SHE PUT US IN OR THAT WE WERE PLACED IN.

PARDON ME.

WE HAVE MADE THE DECISION TO WAIT UNTIL THE SPRING TO HIRE A DIRECTOR OF HEALTH SERVICES.

WE ALSO FELT IT WOULD BE BEST TO HAVE A LEAD PERSON IDENTIFIED TO SERVE OUR NURSES AND HEALTH SERVICES STAFF IN THE INTERIM.

MARGARET CALDRON, WHO IS HERE WITH ME TONIGHT BEHIND ME, HAS BEEN A KEY MEMBER OF THE HEALTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT FOR THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS AND HAS AGREED TO SERVE THE HEALTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT AS THE DIRECTOR IN THE INTERIM.

SHE'S DOING AN AMAZING JOB AND WE AS A DISTRICT ARE GRATEFUL SHE HAS AGREED TO SERVE IN THE ROLE OF INTERIM.

SO WE HAD HOPED TO START THE SCHOOL YEAR AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE.

THAT DID NOT MEAN THAT WE WOULD NOT HAVE PROTOCOLS IN PLACE TO DEAL WITH THE WITH

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COMMUNICABLE DISEASE.

IN FACT, WE BEGAN THE SCHOOL YEAR WITH SEVERAL COMMUNICABLE DISEASE PROTOCOLS IN PLACE TO DEAL SPECIFICALLY WITH COVID.

COVID PROTOCOLS HAVE BEEN AND CONTINUE TO BE IN PLACE TO ADDRESS PERSONS WHO MAY HAVE TESTED POSITIVE EXPOSURES AND CONTACT TRACING, SCHOOL DAY PREVENTATIVE MEASURES, CLEANING AND DISINFECTING, REPORTING, COMMUNICATION AND ONGOING MITIGATING STRATEGIES.

AS A DISTRICT, WE PRIDE OURSELVES IN OUR ABILITY TO BE FLEXIBLE, EVEN THOUGH WE HAD HOPED TO OPEN OUR SCHOOL YEAR AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE.

AS OUR PRACTICE, WE BEGIN TO TRACK DATA AS STUDENTS AND STAFF OCCUPIED OUR BUILDINGS.

AS THE SCHOOL YEAR UNFOLDED, DATA REVEALED A NEED TO PIVOT FROM AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE AND BEGIN TO EXPAND MITIGATING STRATEGIES WHEN APPLICABLE.

AS WE PIVOTED, WE IMPLEMENTED SEVERAL LAYERS TO ASSIST WITH MITIGATION, AND I WANT TO TALK ABOUT ABOUT THOSE NOW WE DEVELOP NEW SIGNAGE.

JEFF BROGDEN AND HIS DEPARTMENT BEGAN TO HANG THE SIGNAGE.

WE IMPLEMENTED AND INSTITUTED VIRTUAL SCHOOL.

WE BEGIN THE SCHOOL YEAR BY NOTIFYING PARENTS, STAFF AND STUDENTS OF A POSITIVE CASE ON THE CAMPUS, BUT SOON AFTER THE SCHOOL YEAR BEGAN, THE TEA REQUIRED US TO DO ADDITIONALLY NOTIFY PARENTS OF A POSITIVE CASE THAT OCCURRED IN A CLASSROOM SPECIFICALLY.

SO NOW WE'RE NOTIFYING BOTH ALL OF THE CAMPUS, THE ENTIRE CAMPUS, AND WE'RE NOTIFYING THOSE STUDENTS OF PARENTS IN A CLASSROOM AND STAFF OF A POSITIVE CASE THAT OCCURS IN A CLASS SPECIFIC.

WE RESTRUCTURED THE DASHBOARD OR WE REINSTITUTED THE DASHBOARD.

WE BEGIN WITH A VERSION THERE ON THE LEFT, WHICH WAS THE DASHBOARD THAT WE UTILIZED A YEAR AGO.

AND I'LL ELABORATE A LITTLE BIT MORE LATER ON, BUT WE THEN EXPANDED THE DASHBOARD TO INCLUDE EACH CAMPUS, INDIVIDUAL DATA AND THE PERCENTAGE OF BOTH STAFF AND STUDENTS POSITIVE CASES.

THIS IS ACTUALLY AN INTERNAL DOCUMENT WE HAVE BEEN UTILIZING THE PAST TWO YEARS AND FELT IT BEST TO PROVIDE THE TRANSPARENCY WE WANTED AS WE SHARED WITH STAFF AND STUDENTS.

AND THAT'S THOSE TWO ADDITIONAL DASHBOARD COMPONENTS THERE ON THE RIGHT.

AS WE WERE MAKING OUR PIVOT, A HEALTH SERVICE DESIGNED A TIERED SYSTEM THAT WOULD WOULD PROVIDE GUIDANCE TO CAMPUSES IF THE DATA REVEALED STUDENT POSITIVE CASES AT A THRESHOLD OF THREE AND FIVE PERCENT.

THAT TIERED SYSTEM IS THERE IN FRONT OF YOU FOR YOU TO REVIEW AS WE GO THROUGH THESE NEXT THREE SLIDES.

THIS IS, AS WE WERE MAKING OUR PIVOT, WE DESIGNED A TIER SYSTEM THAT WOULD PROVIDE GUIDANCE TO CAMPUSES IF THE DATA REVEALED STUDENT POSITIVE CASES AT A THRESHOLD OF THREE OR FIVE PERCENT.

A COMMITTEE OF A CROSS-SECTION OF ADMINISTRATORS VETTED THE DOCUMENT PRIOR TO OUR PUTTING IT IN PLACE AS OUR NEW PRACTICE.

THE THREE AND FIVE PERCENT THRESHOLD WERE DEVELOPED BY THE COVID TASK FORCE AND A CARRYOVER FROM LAST YEAR.

AS SEEN HERE IN THE DARK SECTION.

THE BOTTOM OF THE TIERED RESPONSE DOCUMENT, YOU'LL FIND EVERY DAY MITIGATING PRACTICES, SO THOSE THINGS LISTED THERE, WHAT WE DO ON A DAILY BASIS.

YOU CAN ALSO FIND THE MITIGATING STRATEGIES WE OPERATE UNDER WHILE IN THE GREEN TIERED SECTION BELOW THREE PERCENT.

ADDITIONAL STRATEGIES IMPLEMENTED WHILE IN THE YELLOW TIER OR BETWEEN THREE PERCENT AND FOUR POINT NINETY NINE PERCENT.

AND ADDITIONAL STRATEGIES, WHILE IN THE RED TIER OR ABOVE THE FIVE PERCENT WE OPERATE IN THE GREEN, AS LONG AS THE CAMP IS STUDENT POSITIVE RATE IS BELOW THREE PERCENT.

AT ANY POINT IN TIME, IF A STUDENT POSITIVITY RATE REACHES THREE OR FIVE PERCENT ON THE CAMPUS, WE TAKE ADDITIONAL PRECAUTIONS BY INCREASING MITIGATION STRATEGIES IN ADDITION TO THOSE STRATEGIES ALREADY IN PLACE FROM THE PREVIOUS TIER.

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SO WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? SO IF WE JUMP INTO THE INTO THE YELLOW TIER, THEN WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE THE GREEN STRATEGIES, THE STRATEGY BELOW THREE PERCENT.

AND IN ADDITION TO THAT, THEN WE'RE GOING TO DO THE STRATEGIES OR IMPLEMENT THE STRATEGIES LISTED THERE NEXT TO THE YELLOW.

SAME WITH A RED IF WE GET INTO THE RED.

FORTUNATELY, WE HAVEN'T BEEN THERE YET, BUT IF WE GET TO THAT PLACE, THEN WE'LL DO ALL THREE LEVELS OF STRATEGIES.

THE OTHER IMPORTANT THING TO NOTE, AS A COMPONENT OF THIS DOCUMENT IS THAT WE PERFORM THOSE ADDITIONAL STRATEGIES FOR A MINIMUM OF TWO WEEKS.

IF A SCHOOL REACHES THE THREE PERCENT THRESHOLD ON A MONDAY AND A TUESDAY DROPS BELOW THE THREE PERCENT, WE THE CONTINUE THE ADDITIONAL YELLOW STRATEGIES FOR THE FULL TWO WEEK PERIOD.

WE DON'T WANT TO JUMP BACK AND FORTH FROM YELLOW TO THE GREEN BECAUSE THAT CAN CAUSE US CONFUSION.

SO ONCE A TEAR THRESHOLD IS MET, WE PERFORM THE ADDITIONAL MITIGATING STRATEGIES FOR A MINIMUM OF TWO WEEKS.

SO LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT OUR CURRENT DATA.

THIS IS THE TARRANT COUNTY, A NUMBERS OF POSITIVE CASES FROM LAST FRIDAY.

SO WHEN YOU LOOK AT THAT, YOU CAN SEE WHY WE HOPED TO BEGIN THE SCHOOL YEAR AS AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE THROUGH THE SUMMER MONTHS.

THE NUMBERS WERE LOW AS OUR SCHOOL BUILDINGS OPENED.

YOU CAN SEE THAT THE NUMBERS CLIMBED DURING THE COURSE OF THE FIRST FEW WEEKS OF SCHOOL AND A LITTLE BIT PRIOR TO SCHOOL BEGINNING.

AND YOU CAN ALSO NOTICE BY LOOKING AT THAT THAT THE LAST TWO WEEKS WERE TRENDING DOWNWARD.

IT LOOKS LIKE WE PEAKED ABOUT THREE WEEKS AGO.

THIS IS OUR DASHBOARD.

WE HAD A TOTAL OF TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY CASES IN THE DISTRICT AS OF YESTERDAY.

ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY OF THOSE WERE STUDENTS, 30 OF THOSE WERE STAFF.

AND YOU CAN SEE THAT THE 190 STUDENTS IS 0.6 PERCENT OF OUR STUDENT BODY.

HERE'S THE DASHBOARD, AGAIN THAT I MENTIONED A MINUTE AGO.

THIS PROVIDES THE PERCENTAGES OF POSITIVE STUDENTS ON EACH CAMPUS.

AGAIN, THIS WAS AN EXPANSION, THIS WAS AN INTERNAL DOCUMENT THAT WE HAD THAT WE UTILIZED THAT WE FELT LIKE WOULD HELP US BE MOST TRANSPARENT.

AS YOU CAN SEE, ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS ARE CURRENTLY OPERATING OR PARDON ME, THEY'RE CURRENTLY AT THE THRESHOLD, THE GREEN THRESHOLD BELOW THREE PERCENT.

REMEMBER, WE ALSO HAVE SEPARATED STUDENTS AND STAFF INTO TWO DIFFERENT DOCUMENTS, SO THE ONE ON THE LEFT IS THE STUDENTS.

THE ONE ON THE RIGHT IS THE STAFF.

STAFF MEMBERS BECOME A CONCERN WHEN A SPECIFIC GRADE LEVEL WITHIN A CAMPUS OR THE OVERALL OPERATIONS OF A CAMPUS ARE AFFECTED.

WE'VE ADDED GREEN, YELLOW AND RED HIGHLIGHTS TO MIRROR THE GREEN, YELLOW AND RED OF THE TIERED RESPONSE SYSTEM.

IN ADDITION, KEEP IN MIND THERE MAY BE A SCHOOL LISTED HERE IN GREEN, BUT THEY MAY BE OPERATING IN THE YELLOW, FOR EXAMPLE, TA HOWARD AND NEAL ELEMENTARY, OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST TWO WEEKS HAVE REACHED THE YELLOW THRESHOLD, SO THEIR CAMPUS IS OPERATING IN THE YELLOW, EVEN THOUGH THEY CURRENTLY ARE BELOW THE THREE PERCENT THRESHOLD.

THIS BAR GRAPH REPRESENTS OUR CUMULATIVE STUDENT POSITIVE CASES BY WEEK.

YOU CAN SEE WE HAVE BEEN AT ONE PERCENT OR BELOW EACH OF THE WEEK SO FAR THIS YEAR, I'VE ADDED A YELLOW AND RED LINE TO REPRESENT THE THREE PERCENT AND FIVE PERCENT THRESHOLDS.

WHILE WE HAVE REACHED THE THREE PERCENT THRESHOLD ON A FEW OF OUR CAMPUSES, AGAIN, WE'VE REACHED THAT THRESHOLD ON THE CAMPUS.

BUT COLLECTIVELY, AS A DISTRICT, WE HAVEN'T GONE ABOVE ONE PERCENT.

THIS VISUAL ASSISTS WITH EXPLAINING WHY WE BREAK THE NUMBERS OUT BY INDIVIDUAL CAMPUS AND WHY WHY THE TIERED RESPONSE SYSTEM IS UTILIZED AS AT THE INDIVIDUAL CAMPUS LEVEL.

SO LET'S TALK ABOUT WHAT'S ON THE HORIZON.

WANT TO VISIT WITH YOU FOR A MINUTE ABOUT A TEA COMPLIANCE COMPONENT FOR STAFFING THAT WE'RE GETTING READY TO ROLL OUT? I WANT TO TOUCH ON THE LOCAL OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS AND STAFF FOR TESTING, AND THEN WE'LL TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT VACCINES AND WHERE WE ARE WITH THOSE.

SO TGA GUIDELINES RECENTLY ADDED A REQUIREMENT OF A PERIODIC TESTING TO REMAIN

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AT WORK FOR STAFF WHO HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS A CLOSE CONTACT.

AS A DISTRICT, WE'RE PREPARING TO ROLL OUT TESTING FOR STAFF TO MEET THIS REQUIREMENT AND TO STAY AT WORK.

STAFF WILL BE REQUIRED TO TAKE THREE OR FOUR TESTS DURING A 10 DAY PERIOD.

THE COOL THING ABOUT THE TEST IS THAT THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO SHOW UP IN PERSON FOR ONE OF THOSE TESTS AND FOR THE OTHER TWO TESTS.

IT'LL BE A TELADOC TEST THAT THEY DO AT HOME, AND THEY'LL HAVE A CONSULTATION WITH A DOCTOR SO THAT THEY DON'T HAVE TO SHOW UP TO A FACILITY TO DO THREE OR FOUR TESTS.

SO THAT'S OUR WAY TO BE AS FRIENDLY WITH OUR FACULTY AND STAFF AS POSSIBLE.

AGAIN, THIS IS COMING VERY SOON.

SOMETIME IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS, WE'LL SEE THIS ROLLOUT.

IN ADDITION, I LIKE SAYING THAT DR.

JIM VASZAUSKAS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS.

YOU GUYS KNOW I HAVE A LONG STANDING RELATIONSHIP WITH DR.

V, SO IT'S COOL TO SAY THAT.

BUT THERE FLO TORRES HAS TAKEN THE LEAD AND WE ARE PARTNERING AS A DISTRICT WITH TARRANT COUNTY AND THERE'S GOING TO BE A DRIVE UP DRIVE THRU TESTING SITE HERE AT THE CENTER.

THAT, FLO, AGAIN IS NEGOTIATING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH TARRANT COUNTY.

OUR TEACHERS, THE COMMUNITY, OUR STUDENTS, EVERYONE WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE A PART OF THAT.

SO LET'S TALK ABOUT VACCINES.

YOU'RE PROBABLY AWARE THAT BOOSTERS HAVE BEEN APPROVED FOR 65 OR OVER OR PEOPLE WITH UNDERLYING CONDITIONS, SO ANYBODY THAT WANTS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO.

I BELIEVE THE THRESHOLD IS YOU NEED TO BE AT LEAST SIX MONTHS OUT FROM YOUR SECOND SHOT WITH YOUR FIRST VACCINE ROUND.

AND THEN PFIZER IS LOOKING TO TRY OR THEY'RE WORKING WITH THE FDA TO TRY TO APPROVE THEIR VACCINE FOR AGES FIVE TO 11, AND THEY'RE HOPING TO DO THAT BY THE BY THE END OF OCTOBER.

AT THIS TIME, I'LL ENTERTAIN QUESTIONS.

QUESTIONS TO MY RIGHT? MR. SNEED? MR. NEAL, THANK YOU FOR A GREAT PRESENTATION.

AND IT WAS VERY INFORMATIVE.

CAN YOU EXPLAIN JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THE PIVOT? BECAUSE I THINK I HEARD YOU SAY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR, WE TRIED TO OPERATE AS MUCH AS NORMAL.

WHAT WAS IT THAT CAUSED US TO GO INTO THE FRAMEWORK OR FRAME MIND OF PIVOTING? AND I DO APPRECIATE ALL THE STEPS THAT HAVE BEEN PUT IN PLACE SINCE THAT DECISION WAS MADE.

SO WE HOPED AGAIN TO START THE SCHOOL YEAR AS NORMAL AS POSSIBLE.

WE FELT LIKE THAT WAS IMPORTANT.

BASED ON, YOU KNOW, OUR EXPERIENCES A YEAR AGO.

AND SO WE AGAIN, THAT DIDN'T MEAN WE DIDN'T HAVE PROTOCOLS IN PLACE.

WE HAD SOME THINGS.

WE HAD MEASURES IN PLACE TO DEAL WITH COVID, BUT THEY WEREN'T AS OUT THERE IN THE FOREFRONT AS THEY WERE A YEAR AGO.

AND SO ONCE SCHOOL STARTED AGAIN, WE'RE WE'RE DATA DRIVEN.

THE DATA INDICATED TO US THAT WE NEEDED TO PIVOT THERE WAS A RISE IN CASES ON OUR CAMPUSES.

THERE WAS A RISE IN CASES IN TARRANT COUNTY.

WE TAKE THAT INTO CONSIDERATION.

AND SO THE DATA REALLY IS WHAT DROVE US TO PIVOT AND TO MAKE THE ADJUSTMENTS THAT WE MADE.

AND THEN I HAVE JUST ONE OTHER QUESTION.

I'M JUST CURIOUS, AS PART OF THE FACT GATHERING INFORMATION, DOES A DISTRICT GET INFORMATION ABOUT EITHER STUDENTS OR STAFF MEMBERS WHO'VE BEEN HOSPITALIZED OR DO WE GET UPDATES FROM, LET'S SAY, THE HOSPITALS IN THE MANSFIELD AREA AS TO THEIR INCREASE IN TERMS OF ICU UNITS AND WHAT THEY SEE? OUR HEALTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT DOES GET UPDATES FROM TARRANT COUNTY ON THOSE THAT KIND OF INFORMATION AND THAT KIND OF DATA.

IF WE IF IT'S A STUDENT OR A FACULTY OR STAFF MEMBER, WE REALLY DON'T KNOW ABOUT THOSE UNLESS THEY TELL US WE CAN'T REALLY PRY INTO THAT.

YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY THEY LET US KNOW, YOU KNOW, THAT THEY'VE THAT THEY'VE CONTRACTED COVID IN MOST CASES.

BUT WHETHER THEY'RE HOSPITALIZED OR, YOU KNOW, THOSE KIND OF THINGS, WE DON'T KNOW THOSE UNLESS THEY SHARE THAT WITH US.

AND MR. SNEED AS WELL, THERE HAVE BEEN SOME CALLS WITH THAT.

I'VE BEEN ON A CALL WITH LOCAL CHILDREN'S HOSPITALS JUST AS LISTENING TO THEIR DATA AND HOW THEY ARE STANDING AT CAPACITY AS WELL.

IN ADDITION TO TARRANT COUNTY CALLS, YES.

TO MY LEFT?

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MS. FARRAR? WELL, FIRST, THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION.

I APPRECIATE YOU TAKING FEEDBACK.

NOT ONLY I KNOW FROM BOARD MEMBERS, BUT ALSO THE COMMUNITY.

I FEEL LIKE WHAT YOU GUYS HAVE ROLLED OUT AS FAR AS THE TIER SYSTEM AND THE THREE LEVELS.

AND THEN JUST KIND OF STATING THE DIFFERENT THINGS THAT WE DO HAVE IN PLACE THAT PARENTS AND STUDENTS CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF.

BUT THEN ALSO JUST MAKING THAT CHART USER FRIENDLY OR, YOU KNOW, EVERY DAY I CAN PULL IT UP.

LOOK AT MY KIDS SCHOOL, OK, WE'RE AT GREEN IF WE GET IT YELLOW AND I WANT TO ADJUST WHAT I'M DOING WITH MY KIDS.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH BECAUSE I KNOW A LOT OF THAT.

A LOT OF THAT CAME FROM FEEDBACK FROM PARENTS AND STAFF.

AND SO I JUST APPRECIATE YOU WILLING TO LISTEN AND MAKE THOSE ADJUSTMENTS JUST TO MAKE OUR COMMUNITY FEEL BETTER ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON IN OUR SCHOOL.

SO THANK YOU FOR DOING THAT.

I DO HAVE A QUICK QUESTION.

SO LET'S SAY A CAMPUS IS AT GREEN AND THEN IT MOVES TO YELLOW.

IS THAT ARE THE PARENTS AT THAT CAMPUS NOTIFIED ELECTRONICALLY? AN EMAIL SENT OUT? OR HOW ARE THEY NOTIFIED THAT IT'S? THEY'RE NOTIFIED, YES, MA'AM.

AND THEN OK, LET'S GO BACK TO THE TESTING FOR STAFF, JUST FOR CLARIFICATION.

WHAT WOULD WHAT WOULD REQUIRE A STAFF MEMBER TO BE TESTED MULTIPLE TIMES? THEY WOULD HAVE TO BE IDENTIFIED AS A CLOSE CONTACT TO A POSITIVE CASE, AND THERE'S A WHOLE THRESHOLD TO THAT.

MARGARET AND I HAD A LONG DISCUSSION ABOUT THAT TODAY.

YOU KNOW, DOES IT INCLUDE PEOPLE THAT ARE VACCINATED? YOU KNOW, SO WE'RE KIND OF WORKING THROUGH THOSE KIND OF THINGS AS A PART OF THE ROLLOUT, BUT THEY HAVE TO MEET THE THRESHOLD OF A CLOSE CONTACT, AS IDENTIFIED BY THE CDC.

OK.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I APPRECIATE IT, AND I WANT TO GIVE KUDOS TO MARGARET AND HER TEAM.

APRIL EVERY DAY IS HERE TILL FIVE O'CLOCK TO MAKE SURE THAT WE GET THAT DATA POSTED ON THE WEBSITE.

AND SO THEY DO AN INCREDIBLY GREAT JOB.

THANK YOU.

AND JUST FOR CLARIFICATION THAT THE TESTING IS ROLLED OUT BY T.A., CORRECT? WELL, IT'S ROLLED OUT BY US.

IT'S A REQUIREMENT.

I MEAN, THE REQUIREMENT IS ROLLED OUT.

YEAH.

YES, MA'AM.

OK.

JUST MAKING SURE.

WELL, THANK YOU GUYS AGAIN SO MUCH.

THIS IS GREAT.

GREAT INFORMATION AS WE KIND OF WORK TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE, YOU KNOW, AT FULL TRANSPARENCY WITH WHAT WE'RE DOING AND TRYING TO WORK EVERY DAY TO PROTECT KIDS AND STAFF EVERY DAY.

SO.

AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR TEAM FOR STEPPING UP.

I KNOW THAT THIS HAS BEEN KIND OF A QUICK PIVOT FOR SOME, SOME MORE THAN OTHERS.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

THAT MOVES US ALONG TO PUBLIC COMMENTS.

[9. Public Comments]

NINE POINT ONE THE CORRECT PROCEDURE FOR ADDRESSING THE BOARD DURING PUBLIC COMMENTS AS AS FOLLOWS, EACH SPEAKER SHOULD ADDRESS THE BOARD FROM THE PODIUM, MICROPHONE AND STATE HIS OR HER NAME BEFORE SPEAKING.

ALL SPEAKERS WILL BE LIMITED TO THREE MINUTES TO MAKE COMMENTS REGARDING ITEMS ON THE AGENDA.

COPIES OF PRESENTATION SHOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE TO ALL TRUSTEES AND THE SUPERINTENDENT BOARD POLICY PROHIBITS THE DISCUSSION OF COMPLAINTS AGAINST DISTRICT EMPLOYEES DURING AN OPEN FORUM.

I HAVE TWO CARDS.

MS. MOYE? DO YOU HAVE ANY MORE? THE FIRST SPEAKER IS DANIEL BENNETT.

JUST GO AHEAD.

DANIEL BENNETT, THIS IS PROBABLY THE THIRD TIME THAT I'VE ADDRESSED THE TRUSTEE HERE AT MANSFIELD, SUPERINTENDENT DR.

CANTU AND PRESIDENT NEWSOM, I WANT TO TALK, I WAS GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE SOFTWARE BECAUSE IT AFFECTS THE TAX REPORTING TO THROUGH THE NCD TO THE TAX OFFICE AND DELINQUENT TAXES.

AND I GOT A HISTORY HERE AND I SUPPLIED A LETTER FROM SENATOR NELSON.

I'M JUST GOING TO READ HIS QUICK NARRATIVE, THOUGH I DO WANT TO SAY THAT I HAD WANTED TO COME DOWN HERE AND SPEAK TO ALSO NOMINATIONS FOR THE TURNER APPRAISAL DISTRICT.

BUT I'M GOING TO STICK TO MY SOFTWARE.

YOU GUYS HAVE AN EXCELLENT CANDIDATE THAT YOU GAVE ALL YOUR VOTES TO LAST TIME, RICHARD DIOP, AND HE'S REALLY CHANGED THE BOARD FROM A COFFEE AND DONUT BOARD TO A GOVERNING BOARD.

IT'S REALLY BEEN AMAZING THIS LAST TWO YEARS WATCHING THIS.

IN JANUARY OF 2020, TAD BOARD MEMBER RICHARD DIOP REQUESTED FROM TAD STAFF THE NUMBER OF PROTESTS HEARD BY THE ARB FOR THE YEARS OF 2013-2019.

HE ALSO GATHERED THE SAME INFORMATION FROM FOUR OF THE LARGE APPRAISAL DISTRICTS.

MR. DIOP THEN PRESENTED HIS COMPARISON TO THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON FINANCE, CHAIRED BY SENATOR NELSON.

THIS PRESENTATION HAS INVITED GUEST PROMPT TO SENATOR NELSON TO SEND A LETTER TO THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE TERRAIN APPRAISAL DISTRICT.

DATED APRIL 30TH OF 2020.

THIS LETTER REQUEST INVESTIGATING THE SOFTWARE USED BY THE DISTRICT IF IT'S

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PLAYING A ROLE IN THE INCREASED NUMBER OF PROTEST IN RELATION TO OTHER MAJOR METROPOLITAN COUNTIES.

THIS LETTER WAS SUPPRESSED BY THE DISTRICT BY DISTRIBUTING THE LETTER TO EACH BOARD MEMBER, WHICH WAS RECEIVED ON MAY 11TH BY THE DISTRICT, BUT IT WAS INSERTED INTO THEIR JUNE 5TH PACKET.

THAT'S HOW THE BOARD RECEIVED THIS LETTER, THOUGH IT WAS NOT INSERTED INTO THE PACKET FOR THE PUBLIC ONLINE.

DURING THE JUNE 5TH MEETING, THE LETTER WAS NOT ALLOWED TO BE DISCUSSED.

ON THE AGENDA, THOUGH WAS AN ACTION ITEM TO MOVE FORWARD WITH AUDIT SERVICES TO SEE IF THE SOFTWARE WAS WORKING FOR THE TAX OFFICE.

IT DID PASS 3-2.

THIS IS WHERE EVERYTHING FELL APART.

SOON AFTER THIS MEETING, TWO MEMBERS WERE ASKED TO BE RECALLED.

EACH SENT A LETTER TO THE RESPECTIVE VOTING BLOCK TO BE RECALLED.

MR. JOHN MOLANO 4TH ISD WAS THE THIRD YES VOTE IN THE THREE TWO VOTE AND MIKE O'DONNELL, THE CHAIR OF THE BOARD.

AND THAT'S ARLINGTON ISD.

I DID SUE THE APPRAISAL DISTRICT, EACH BOARD MEMBER AND EIGHT TAXING UNITS FOR THE MISUSE OF THE RECALL STATUTE IN THE NINETY SIXTH DISTRICT COURT.

THIS RECALL REQUEST WAS SO THE TAXING ENTITIES COULD CONTROL THE PROCESS.

IF EACH MEMBER HAD JUST RESIGNED, THAT EVERY TAXING ENTITY COULD HAVE PUT FORWARD A NOMINEE TO THE REMAINING THREE BOARD MEMBERS FOR VETTING AND SELECTION.

THIS VACUUM OF LEADERSHIP, THOUGH, WAS IGNORED BY THE CHIEF APPRAISER MR. LAW.

MR. LAW IGNORED A REQUEST BY TWO BOARD MEMBERS, ONE BEING RICHARD DIAT FOR AN IMMEDIATE MEETING.

SO SENATOR NELSON'S LETTER COULD BE ADDRESSED, NEEDED TO BE ADDRESSED IN A TIMELY FASHION.

I BELIEVE EXACTLY WHAT MR. TIAHRT WAS STATING TO THIS DAY.

SENATOR NELSON'S LETTER HAS NOT BEEN ADDRESSED BY THE T&D BODY.

SIXTEEN MONTHS HAVE PASSED.

THIS IS MY OPINION IS BY DESIGN AND THIS I'M GOING TO SAY ARROGANCE BECAUSE I BELIEVE IT IS IS A PORTION TO THE CHIEF APPRAISER MR. LAW AND THE CURRENT BOARD CHAIR PERSON KATHERINE WYLAND.

AND I WANT TO JUST SAY THAT MR. DIOP HAS DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB AND I WANT TO THANK YOU AS BOARD FOR THE TIME AND ALLOW ME TO ADDRESS YOU ALL.

HAVE A GOOD EVENING.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS SHARON RICHARD.

I DON'T I DON'T SEE HER.

SO WE'LL MOVE ON TO JANDAL CRUTCHFIELD.

THANKS, EVERYBODY.

I KNOW IT'S BEEN A LONG DAY ALREADY, SO I WANT TO THANK THE BOARD FOR FIELDING CALLS AND EMAILS FROM MEMBERS LIKE PRESIDENT NEWSOM RESPONDING TO THOSE EMAILS ALL OF THE TIME.

SO I HAD LOTS OF WRITTEN REMARKS PREPARED BEFORE THE MEETING IN SUPPORT OF UNIVERSAL MASKING AS A RISK REDUCTION FOR KIDS AND EMPLOYEES GETTING SICK FROM COVID.

BUT AS I DROVE MY LITTLE BOY BACK FROM FOOTBALL PRACTICE, HE'S STILL BACK THERE.

I LISTEN TO THE BOARD MEETING AND I COULDN'T HELP BUT SMILE.

BE EXCITED.

I'M ABOUT ALL THE GOOD THINGS HAPPENING AND IN MY ISD SO MANY POWERFUL INITIATIVES.

LOVE REALLY LOVE THE PRESENTATIONS FROM CABANISS AND LAKE RIDGE.

AND SO AS I APPLAUDED ALL OF THIS HARD WORK, I WONDERED WHAT ALL THIS GREAT STUFF WOULD MEAN TO A CHILD WHO'S SICKENED FROM COVID.

IF IT'S AN EMPLOYEE OR A PARENT CARING FOR A SICKENED CHILD OR SICK THEMSELVES, OR, GOD FORBID, A FAMILY GRIEVING FROM THE LOSS OF SOMEONE TO COVID.

SO THESE PEOPLE ARE MORE THAN PERCENTAGES.

I THINK IT WAS MR. CANEDY WHO SAID, I THINK HE SAID HUNGRY CHILDREN DON'T LEARN AS WELL.

AND THAT'S TRUE.

NEITHER DO SICK CHILDREN.

SO I KNOW I HEARD MANY THINGS THAT GOT ME EXCITED AGAIN ABOUT THAT.

ONE THING I THINK IT'S CALLED AND HOW IN ORDER TO DECIDE ON THAT ONE THING FOR THE YEAR, THE FOLKS HAVE TO MAKE HARD DECISIONS.

I WONDER IF THAT ONE THING COULD BE COURAGE.

I'M COURAGE TO TAKE THE POWER THAT YOU HAVE TO REDUCE THE RISK TO OUR STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES THROUGH UNIVERSAL MASKING.

SO I KNOW VIRTUAL LEARNING IS AN OPTION THAT WAS MENTIONED AS A TOOL, AND SO WE THANK YOU FOR THAT OPTION.

THERE'S LOTS OF RESEARCH, THOUGH, NOW OUT ABOUT THE IMPACTS OF VIRTUAL LEARNING.

A LOT OF IT SAYS THAT GAPS ARE WIDENING SOCIALLY, ACADEMICALLY, RACIALLY WIDENING, AND IT'S CREATING THIS SEPARATE AND UNEQUAL SYSTEM.

AND SO I THINK THAT'S NOT THE ANSWER TO REDUCING RISK TO SICKENED CHILDREN, ESPECIALLY FOR BABIES WHO CAN'T BE VACCINATED.

WE'RE HOPING THAT'S HAPPENING SOON.

AND JUST TO BE CLEAR, MY BABY IS HAPPILY AT SCHOOL.

HE WEARS HIS MASK.

AND SO THIS IS NOT A PERSONAL THING ABOUT MY CHILD, RIGHT? WHO'S IN VIRTUAL LEARNING.

AND SO I THINK IN ORDER TO REALLY PUT STUDENTS FIRST, WE HAVE TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE'S KIDS, NOT JUST OUR OWN.

AND SO THAT'S WHY I'M HERE.

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I BELIEVE I THINK I SAW ON THE AGENDA THERE'S MORE CONSIDERATION TO COME ON THE VIRTUAL LEARNING OPTION.

AND SO I WANTED TO PUT THAT FORWARD.

I HAVE OBVIOUSLY RESEARCH STUDIES THAT I CAN SHARE, BUT I RESPECTFULLY SUBMIT THAT THAT IS NOT A LONG TERM SOLUTION BECAUSE OF THE DISPARITIES THAT COULD ARISE.

AND I ASK THAT YOU CONSIDER TO BRING ALL STUDENTS BACK SAFELY TO CAMPUS.

YOU ALREADY HAVE THE SKILL.

I'VE HEARD ALL OF THE GREAT THINGS HAPPENING.

I'M A PART OF THAT.

I'M A PARENT.

AND SO I HOPE THAT THE ONE THING FOR THE BOARD WILL BE COURAGE.

THANKS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

MOVING ON TO TEN POINT ONE, THIS LEADS US TO THE HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT, MS.

[10. Human Resources Report]

MARCUCCI, WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE WITH US THE 20 YEAR REPORT? I WOULD BE HAPPY TO DO THAT.

FIRST ON THE LIST IS PHILIP [INAUDIBLE], WHO UNEXPECTEDLY PASSED AWAY.

HE WAS AN ART TEACHER AT MANSFIELD HIGH AND HAD 24 YEARS IN EDUCATION, AND 21 OF THOSE WERE WITH MANSFIELD ISD.

AND WE REALLY APPRECIATE HIS SERVICE AND GIVE OUR CONDOLENCES TO HIS FRIENDS AND FAMILIES THAT ARE MOURNING THE LOSS OF HIM.

OUR SECOND ONE IS CHEVELLE PATTERSON.

SHE'S A COUNSELOR AT CROSS TIMBERS INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL.

SHE HAS TWENTY ONE YEARS IN EDUCATION AND 14 WITH MANSFIELD ISD.

LISA TYREE, PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS TEACHER AT WORLEY, TWENTY ONE YEARS IN EDUCATION AND FIVE WITH MANSFIELD ISD.

AND TIMOTHY WHITING, PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS TEACHER AT TA HOWARD.

TWENTY THREE YEARS IN EDUCATION AND TWO WITH MANSFIELD ISD.

JOIN ME AS WE CELEBRATE THESE GREAT EDUCATORS AND HOW THEY'VE IMPACTED OUR STUDENTS.

TEN POINT TWO BOARD APPROVED NEW HIRES.

MAY I PLEASE RECEIVE A MOTION? MS. THOMAS, MR. CANEDY.

ANY QUESTIONS OR INFORMATION TO SHARE? DR. CANTU? NO, MA'AM.

I WOULD JUST RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE HR REPORT AS PRESENTED, PLEASE.

ANY QUESTIONS FROM THE BOARD? HEARING NONE.

ALL OF THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION.

PLEASE USE THE SOUND VOTE OF AYE.

AYE.

ALL THOSE OPPOSED, PLEASE SAY.

NO MOTION PASSES 7-0.

IS THERE INTRODUCTIONS YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE? WE DO HAVE INTRODUCTIONS.

I WOULD LIKE TO TURN IT OVER TO DR.

STOECKER TO KICK THOSE OFF.

YES, MA'AM.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

BOARD MEMBERS, TONIGHT WE HAVE SIX INDIVIDUALS TO INTRODUCE TO YOU IN THEIR NEW ROLES.

FIRST COMING TO THE PODIUM IS ELIZABETH CARMODY.

SHE'S OUR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING, AND SHE PREVIOUSLY SERVED IN THE ROLE OF DIRECTOR OF COMMUNITY RELATIONS HERE IN THE DISTRICT.

GOOD EVENING, BOARD PRESIDENT NEWSOM, DR.

CANTU, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, CABINET, EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.

THANK YOU.

I AM ABSOLUTELY THRILLED TO BE TAKING ON THIS NEW ROLE AS THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING AND MANSFIELD ISD.

IT HAS BEEN AN HONOR AND PRIVILEGE TO SERVE IN THIS DISTRICT FOR THE LAST THREE AND A HALF YEARS, AND TO SERVE OUR STUDENTS AND OUR STAFF AND OUR FAMILIES, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO DO THAT WORK.

THIS EVENING I HAVE WITH ME, MY HUSBAND, MY ROCK, WHO WITHOUT WHOM I WOULD NOT BE STANDING HERE.

HE'S BEEN MY CHEERLEADER FOR DECADES.

THANK YOU.

I HONESTLY WOULD NOT BE HERE WITHOUT HIM.

I ALSO WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT JUST TO THANK AND ACKNOWLEDGE THE COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING TEAM WHO I WORKED ALONGSIDE FOR THE LAST THREE AND A HALF YEARS, AND THEY ARE SOME OF THE MOST TALENTED, DEDICATED PEOPLE I HAVE EVER MET.

I LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO GROW AND SERVE WITH THEM.

AND LASTLY, BUT NOT LAST, I'D LIKE TO THANK MR. WILLIAMS FOR YOUR TRUST AND CONFIDENCE IN ME AND CONTINUING TO DO THIS WORK TOGETHER AND SUPPORTING SERVING OUR KIDS AND OUR AND OUR FAMILIES.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT, WE HAVE NATALIE DRIVER.

SHE IS ONE OF OUR NEW CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION ONBOARDING COACHES, AND SHE FORMERLY SERVED THE DISTRICT AS AN EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY TRAINER.

THANK YOU.

BOARD PRESIDENT NEWSOM, DR.

CANTU, AND BOARD MEMBERS, I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW EXCITED I AM TO BE AN ONBOARDING COACH AND HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH NEW TEACHERS TO MISD AND REALLY GET THEM ACCUSTOMED TO OUR CORE PROCESSES.

I HAVE WITH ME AND WATCHING ONLINE MY HUSBAND AND MY DAUGHTER.

I'M SO EXCITED ABOUT THEM.

THEY WERE HERE AND THEN I HAVE MY DIRECTOR, TERESA FRANCIS AND MY GREAT TEAMMATE MELANIE BECKETT.

THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH.

COMING UP NEXT IS NINA JOHNSON.

SHE'S THE NEW ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT DP MORRIS, AND FORMERLY SHE WORKED AT MORRIS AS THE LEAD TEACHER.

GOOD EVENING.

BOARD PRESIDENT NEWSOM, DR.

CANTU, AND BOARD MEMBERS.

I'M HONORED TO BE NAMED THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT DP MORRIS.

I'M PROUD TO SUPPORT THE STAFF, THE FAMILIES AND THE STUDENTS IN OUR COMMUNITY, AND I'M EXCITED TO CONTINUE MY CAREER AND MISTY AS SERVING AS THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL.

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I HAVE A GREAT SUPPORT STAFF.

MY MOTHER AND MY DAUGHTER ARE WATCHING FROM HOME.

I ALSO HAVE MY SON CASE IN HERE AND MY SISTER BY CHOICE, EVIE.

AND THEN I ALSO HAVE MY DP MORRIS FAMILY HERE TO SUPPORT ME.

SO I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY.

ALL RIGHT, COMING UP NEXT IS JENNIFER KIRBY.

SHE IS ONE OF OUR NEW INSTRUCTIONAL COACHES, K2 FOR MATH, AND SHE FORMERLY WORKED IN THE DISTRICT AS A TITLE ONE INTERVENTION TEACHER.

GOOD EVENING, BOARD PRESIDENT NEWSOM, DR.

CANTU, AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATION AND SERVICE TO THE MISD FAMILIES AND STUDENTS.

I AM HONORED TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONTINUE MY CAREER WITH MANSFIELD ISD AS A MATH COORDINATOR, NOT QUICK MATH INSTRUCTIONAL COACH.

I DO THANK ELISE, THE MATH COORDINATOR BEING HERE AND FOR NELLIE, ELISE AND DONNA IN TRUSTING ME IN THIS POSITION.

TONIGHT I HAVE MY HUSBAND HERE WITH ME IN PERSON AND I HAVE MY FAMILIES AND FRIENDS WATCHING AT HOME.

HI, MOM AND DAD.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY.

ALL RIGHT, NEXT, I'D LIKE TO INTRODUCE COREY NIEMANN.

HE IS THE SECOND OF OUR CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION ONBOARDING COACH AND FORMERLY HE WORKED AT MANSFIELD HIGH AS A CHEMISTRY TEACHER.

GOOD EVENING, DR. CANTU, BOARD PRESIDENT NEWSOM AND THE REST OF THE TRUSTEES.

I'M HONORED TO BE A CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION ONBOARDING COACH AND WORK WITH OUR NEW TEACHERS TO MISD AND THOSE CORE PROCESSES WITHIN CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION.

I'M REALLY EXCITED TO GET GOING WITH THEM AND HELP THEM SEE THAT MANSFIELD WAY AND REALLY KNOW WHY, YOU KNOW, MANSFIELD ISD IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE, LEARN AND TEACH.

SO I'M REALLY EXCITED FOR THAT.

I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT MY SUPPORT SYSTEM HERE IS AMAZING.

I HAVE MY DAD HERE, SOME FAMILY WATCHING AT HOME.

I ALSO HAVE MEMBERS OF MY TEAM WHO IN THE TWO MONTHS THAT I'VE SERVED IN THIS ROLE, HAVE BECOME LIKE FAMILY AND I REALLY LOVE.

I LOVE WORKING WITH THEM EVERY SINGLE DAY.

AND SO, LIKE I SAID, I'M REALLY, REALLY EXCITED.

I ALSO JUST WANTED TO THANK SOME OF THE ADMIN THAT HAVE BEEN SO SUPPORTIVE THROUGHOUT MY TIME HERE IN MANSFIELD LIKE MS. YOUNG.

SO THANK YOU.

AND LASTLY, THIS EVENING, BUT CERTAINLY NOT LAST, IS MARK WILLIAMSON, COME ON UP.

HE IS OUR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.

HE'S GOT A GIANT CHEERING SQUAD HERE TONIGHT.

HE'S OUR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE AND FACILITIES.

AND AS YOU KNOW, HE FORMERLY SERVED AS THE DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE.

THANK YOU, DR. STOECKER, PRESIDENT NEWSOM, SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS, DR.

CANTU.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THIS OPPORTUNITY.

IT'S BEEN GREAT WORKING HERE AT MANSFIELD ISD.

I LOOK FORWARD TO HELPING WITH THE CUSTODIAL DEPARTMENT.

OSCAR AND HIS STAFF LOOK, CONTINUE TO WORK, LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THE MAINTENANCE STAFF AND I REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THE SCHOOL STAFF, THE PRINCIPALS, THE TEACHERS WITH THE SCHOOL'S MISSION TO INSPIRE AND EDUCATE STUDENTS TO BE PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS.

I DON'T HAVE IMMEDIATE FAMILY HERE TONIGHT.

MY WIFE WORKS IN ARKANSAS, SO SHE'S STILL UP THERE.

MY SON IS BUSY WITH A PRIOR COMMITMENT, BUT I DO HAVE MY MANSFIELD WORK FAMILY HERE WHO CAME HERE TO SUPPORT ME.

THEY'RE GREAT.

I ALSO WANT TO SAY THANKS TO JEFF BROGDEN AND PAUL CASH FOR THEIR SUPPORT DURING THIS TIME.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ALL RIGHT.

[11. Business Items Requiring Board Action]

MOVING RIGHT ALONG, WE'RE AT 11.1, BUSINESS ITEMS REQUIRING BOARD ACTION.

THIS IS CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION TWENTY TWO POINT ZERO NINE FOR LOCAL REMOTE LEARNING.

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MAY I PLEASE RECEIVE A MOTION.

SO MOVED.

MS. MARCUCCI IS WHO I HEARD.

MR. CANEDY IS WHO I HEARD SECOND.

QUESTIONS? DISCUSSIONS? DR. CANTU, IS THERE INFORMATION YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE? YES, I WOULD ACTUALLY LIKE TO PROVIDE A LITTLE CLARIFYING INFORMATION.

JUST AS A REMINDER, IN EARLY AUGUST, AND IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID 19 DELTA VARIANT SPIKE, WE MADE AND COMMUNICATED THE DECISION TO STAND UP VIRTUAL LEARNING CASE SIX WITH APPLICATIONS THAT CLOSED ON AUGUST 16TH AND STUDENTS BEGAN ONE WEEK LATER THAN OUR IN-PERSON KIDDOS.

THEY BEGAN ACTUALLY ON AUGUST 25TH.

DURING AUGUST, A BILL SIMILAR THAT WAS SIMILAR TO WHAT IS NOW SENATE BILL 15, WAS WORKING ITS WAY THROUGH THE LEGISLATURE AT THAT TIME, BUT HAD NOT PASSED.

ON SEPTEMBER NINTH, SENATE BILL 15 WAS PASSED IN THE SECOND SPECIAL SESSION AND TOOK EFFECT IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING GOV.

ABBOTT'S SIGNATURE AND WITH SENATE BILL 15, IT BROUGHT FUNDING, ACCOUNTABILITY AND SOME OPERATIONAL PARAMETERS TO DISTRICTS RELATED TO VIRTUAL LEARNING.

ONE OF THESE PARAMETERS REQUIRES A SCHOOL BOARD TO ADOPT A POLICY TO EXEMPT THEMSELVES FROM PORTIONS OF THE TEXAS EDUCATION CODE AT THE BOARD WANTS TO RECEIVE FUNDING FOR STUDENTS BEING SERVED IN VIRTUAL WITHIN THE BILL'S PARAMETERS.

AND WHAT YOU SEE TONIGHT IS A RESOLUTION RELATED TO THAT AS IT IS JUST TEMPORARY IN NATURE AND ACTUALLY EXPIRES AT THE END OF THE 21-22 SCHOOL YEAR.

BUT I WANT TO SAY THAT THIS IS A RESOLUTION THAT SIMPLY ALLOWS US TO COLLECT THAT FUNDING GOING BACK TO THAT FIRST DAY OF VIRTUAL LEARNING FOR STUDENTS.

IT IS IN NO WAY A COMMITMENT TO THE DISTRICT DOING ANYTHING BEYOND WHAT WE'VE COMMITTED TO RIGHT NOW FOR VIRTUAL LEARNING, WHICH WAS 12 WEEKS, WHICH DOES CONCLUDE ON OCTOBER 29TH.

SO AGAIN, THIS THIS RESOLUTION SIMPLY ALLOWS US TO ACCESS THE FUNDING THAT TEA.

I'M SORRY THAT CAME ABOUT AS A SENATE BILL.

15.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

COMMENTS? QUESTIONS? MS. FARRAR? OK, SO WHEN THE DISTRICT ROLLED OUT ONLINE LEARNING, WE AGREED TO DO THE FIRST 12 WEEKS AND THEN REASSESS KIND OF AT THE MIDPOINT.

SO WHEN DO WE WHEN DOES THE ADMINISTRATION PLAN ON KIND OF ASSESSING WHERE WE'RE AT AS FAR AS VIRTUAL LEARNING AND KIND OF MAKING A DECISION AS TO WHAT VIRTUAL LEARNING LOOKS LIKE MOVING FORWARD? YES, MA'AM.

RIGHT NOW, WE ARE ONLY COMMITTED AGAIN THROUGH OCTOBER 29TH, BUT WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT ASSESSMENT RIGHT NOW, AS A MATTER OF FACT.

MS. YOUNG MET WITH VIRTUAL TEACHERS TODAY TO SORT OF DEBRIEF AND TALK ABOUT THAT AS WELL.

WE WILL BE MAKING A DECISION MOVING FORWARD VERY, VERY SOON.

SOMETIME, PROBABLY, IN EARLY TO MID OCTOBER.

BUT AGAIN, AS OF RIGHT NOW, WE'RE ONLY COMMITTED FOR THAT 12 WEEK PERIOD, WHICH IS CLOSES ON OCTOBER 29TH.

OK, SO RIGHT NOW WE'VE GOT IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING WE HAVE 13, ONE THOUSAND THREE HUNDRED TWENTY NINE STUDENTS THAT ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLED.

I KNOW WHEN WE INITIALLY ROLLED OUT VIRTUAL LEARNING, IT'S KIND OF WITH THE CAVEAT THAT IF YOUR STUDENTS AREN'T PERFORMING, NOT SHOWING UP TO CLASS, THAT WE WOULD REQUIRE THEM TO COME BACK TO CLASS.

HAVE WE ASSESSED THAT? DO WE HAVE STUDENTS THAT WE HAVE REQUIRED TO COME BACK TO CLASS? YES, MA'AM, WE ABSOLUTELY HAVE.

I BELIEVE AT THIS TIME, MR. JOHNSON, I THINK MAYBE YOU CAN ANSWER THIS, BUT IT'S OVER 70 PLUS STUDENTS THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN COMPELLED TO RETURN.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADDRESS THAT, SIR? YES.

SO WE ARE WE ARE CURRENTLY IN THE PROCESS OF WORKING THROUGH THAT LIST OF STUDENTS, AND WE JUST RECENTLY FINISHED THE FIRST SIX WEEKS.

AND SO WE ARE LOOKING AT GRADES AS WELL AS MAP TESTING, WHICH WHICH JUST COMPLETED.

SO WE'RE TAKING MULTIPLE POINTS OF DATA TO DETERMINE STUDENT PROGRESS.

YOU DO ANY OTHER QUESTIONS.

YOU LOOK LIKE YOU HAVE ONE OTHER QUESTION, SO GO.

OK.

ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? MR. SNEED? YES, A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

ONE, I KNOW THAT WE SET ASIDE SOME FUNDS FOR FOR THE FIRST 12 WEEKS OF THE VIRTUAL WITH NO COMMITMENT BEYOND THOSE THOSE 12 WEEKS.

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW MUCH WE ANTICIPATE THAT 12 WEEKS COST TO THE DISTRICT AND IS AND IS THIS PARTICULAR RESOLUTION A WAY OF US GETTING REIMBURSED FOR THE EXPENDITURES THAT WE'VE ALREADY SPENT OR PLAN TO SPEND BY OCTOBER 29TH? IS THAT CORRECT? YES, SIR.

SO YES, WITH CURRENTLY AS WE WRAP UP THAT CLOSURE OF 12 WEEKS, IT'S APPROXIMATELY 2.7 MILLION THAT WE WOULD BE ABLE TO RECEIVE THAT WE WOULD MEET THE CRITERIA.

THOSE STUDENTS THAT MET THAT CRITERIA IN SENATE BILL 15 FOR US TO ACTUALLY BE REIMBURSED FOR.

SO BY NOT PASSING THIS RESOLUTION, WE WOULD BASICALLY BE EATING THAT

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MONEY AS A LOCAL DISTRICT AND NOT TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE POSSIBLE REIMBURSEMENT? YES, SIR, THAT IS CORRECT.

THIS RESOLUTION ALLOWS US TO GO BACK AND COLLECT FUNDING FOR THOSE STUDENTS FROM THE BEGINNING ON THE ONSET OF VIRTUAL LEARNING UP TO THE END OF THAT 12 WEEK PERIOD.

THANK YOU.

OK, SO INITIALLY WHEN WHEN WE PROPOSED THIS, THE FUNDING WAS GOING TO COME OUT OF ESSER FUNDS; CORRECT? SO IF WE GET REIMBURSED FROM THE STATES, IF THIS RESOLUTION PASSES, WE WILL GET REIMBURSED APPROXIMATELY 2.7 MILLION AND THEN WE'LL HAVE ABOUT EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND STILL COMING OUT OF THE ESSER FUNDS TO FUND THE STUDENTS THAT ARE NOT CURRENTLY MEETING THE CRITERIA FROM TEA? IS THAT CORRECT? YES, MA'AM.

SENATE BILL 15 ESTABLISHED CRITERIA FOR STUDENTS.

YES.

AND SO ABOUT.

I THINK IT'S ONE THOUSAND AND FIFTEEN STUDENTS MEET THAT ACTUAL CRITERIA.

AND THAT'S WHERE THAT TWO POINT SEVEN MILLION COMES WITH THE RESOLUTION.

BUT FOR THOSE THAT ARE NOT THAT ARE NOT ELIGIBLE BASED ON THAT CRITERIA, BUT ARE IN VIRTUAL LEARNING, I THINK IT'S AROUND THREE HUNDRED AND FOURTEEN.

IT'S ABOUT EIGHT HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE THOUSAND.

OK, SO THAT'S I MEAN, IT'S PRETTY SUBSTANTIAL SAVINGS THAT WILL GET REIMBURSED; THE 2.7 MILLION DOLLARS? OH YES, WE HAVE IT.

YEP.

OK.

SO MY CONCERN IS IF WE PASS THIS AND IT'S FUNDED THROUGH THE END OF THE 22 SCHOOL YEAR, BY PASSING THIS RESOLUTION, DOES IT REQUIRE US TO CONTINUE VIRTUAL LEARNING PASSED THE 12 WEEKS THAT WE'VE ALREADY COMMITTED? SO LET'S SAY WE REASSESS MOVING FORWARD.

IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE THIS IS EITHER SUSTAINABLE OR THE STUDENTS AREN'T PERFORMING LIKE WE HAD HOPED THEY WOULD OR, YOU KNOW, JUST WHATEVER FACTORS WE DECIDE TO DISCONTINUE VIRTUAL VIRTUAL LEARNING AFTER THE OCTOBER 29TH DEADLINE THAT WE'VE INITIALLY GIVEN.

IS A DISTRICT REQUIRED TO CONTINUE IT? CONTINUE A VIRTUAL LEARNING BASED ON PASSING THIS RESOLUTION THAT'S ALLOWING US TO RECEIVE FUNDING FOR VIRTUAL LEARNING? ABSOLUTELY NOT.

THERE'S NO REQUIREMENT TO CONTINUE VIRTUAL LEARNING.

SHE HAS ANOTHER ONE.

ANYWAY, WHAT HAPPENED? I DO, I HAVE A QUICK QUESTION WHILE YOU CHECK YOUR NOTES.

SO I THINK, YOU KNOW, SPEAKING OF VIRTUAL LEARNING, WE HEAR FROM A LOT OF FOLKS IN THE COMMUNITY ABOUT.

WE GET A LOT OF FEEDBACK FROM TEACHERS AND WE GET A LOT OF FEEDBACK FROM PARENTS AND STUDENTS.

SO I'M NOT EXACTLY SURE WHO THE RIGHT PERSON IS.

BUT YOU KNOW, CAN YOU GIVE US A LITTLE BIT? I MEAN, WE HEAR FROM CERTAIN FOLKS, BUT CAN YOU GIVE US A LITTLE BIT OF FEEDBACK FROM WHAT THE TEACHERS FEEDBACK IS? AND THEN I'M REALLY WANT TO HEAR A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT THE STAFFING IS.

DO WE HAVE ENOUGH TEACHERS TO BE ABLE TO DO THIS AND THINGS LIKE THAT? MS. YOUNG? YES, I CAN ADDRESS THAT, THAT THERE WERE A LOT OF PIECES TO THAT QUESTION.

AND SO WE DID HAVE A MEETING WITH OUR OUR VIRTUAL STAFF JUST TO GET FEEDBACK FROM THEM ON HOW THINGS ARE GOING.

AND SO WE HEARD A LOT OF I THINK BRANDON FRAMED IT AS, LET'S TALK ABOUT THE FLY IN THE OINTMENT AND LET'S TALK ABOUT THE SILVER LININGS, BECAUSE THERE ARE SOME PROS AND CONS TO VIRTUAL LEARNING.

AND SO THE STAFF DID A REALLY GOOD JOB OF IDENTIFYING THINGS THAT ARE PROBLEMATIC, BUT ALSO IDENTIFYING THINGS THAT WORK.

OUR BIGGEST CHALLENGE IS THE STAFFING PIECE BECAUSE IT'S NOT AS EASY AS JUST SAYING WE NEED ONE TEACHER FOR EVERY TWENTY TWO KIDS BECAUSE WE HAVE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF MASTERY.

WE HAVE SPECIAL ED STUDENTS, WE HAVE STUDENTS, WE HAVE EL LEARNERS, WE HAVE DYSLEXIC STUDENTS AND WE HAVE THAT IN GRADES K THROUGH SIX.

AND SO IT'S NOT AS EASY AS JUST PUTTING A FORMULA TO IT TO DETERMINE STAFF.

AND SO WE HAVE ABOUT SIXTY TWO PEOPLE THAT ARE ENGAGED IN THE VIRTUAL LEARNING SYSTEM RIGHT NOW.

AND SO SO THAT IS PROBLEMATIC BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT DOING THEIR JOB AT AT THE HOME CAMPUS IN SOME CASES, BECAUSE THEY'RE FULL TIME VIRTUAL.

WE DO HAVE SOME STAFF MEMBERS THAT ARE TEACHING HALF TIME VIRTUAL AND THEN THEY DO THE REST OF THEIR JOB ON THEIR CAMPUS OR AS AN INSTRUCTIONAL COACH OR WHATEVER THAT THEIR ASSIGNMENT IS.

AND SO WE HAVE DIFFERENT LEVELS FROM FULL TIME TO HAVE TIME.

AND SO AGAIN, THAT'S WHY WE HAD TO HAVE SO MANY STAFF MEMBERS TO HELP WITH THE VIRTUAL LEARNING SETUP THAT WE HAVE GOING FOR THAT INFORMATION.

I WANT TO DRAW ONE DISTINCTION FOR THE INFORMATION MS. YOUNG SHARED, AND SHE HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD IS THE CHALLENGE IS IN THE STAFFING AND ALONG WITH AS WE THE HAVE HER NAME.

BUT THE PUBLIC COMMENTER MADE TALKING ABOUT MASSES.

YOU KNOW, WE HAVE ALWAYS STATED THAT WE BELIEVE THAT IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION IS THE BEST INSTRUCTIONAL METHOD FROM THE VERY BEGINNING.

SO WHEN WE IMPLEMENTED VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION SB 15 AND THE RESOLUTION YOU'RE

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LOOKING AT TONIGHT IS A REVENUE.

IT'S A REVENUE MECHANISM.

OK, OUR TEACHERS, WHO AND TEACHERS, ALL THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ACTING AS TEACHERS, INSTRUCTIONAL COACHES, LIBRARIANS IN ADDITION TO TRYING TO FULFILL THEIR OTHER JOBS.

WE DIDN'T HAVE A REVENUE SOURCE AT THE TIME, SO WE WE HAD TO USE OUR EXISTING SO WE WEREN'T GETTING A DOUBLE WHAMMY.

IN OTHER WORDS, IF WE JUST PUT A FUNDING FORMULA TO THIS, WE'RE LOOKING AT LEAST 36 FTES TO SERVE THIS MANY STUDENTS.

WE COULDN'T AFFORD TO BOTH LOSE THE REVENUE AND INCREASE THE EXPENDITURES OF 36 FTES.

SO WE MET THAT NEED INTERNALLY.

GOING FORWARD, THE CHALLENGE WOULD BE HOW MUCH LONGER CAN YOU STRESS A SYSTEM BY USING THESE SAME INTERNAL RESOURCES WHEN THEY HAVE OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS VERSUS ADDING VERSUS ADDING THAT EXPENSE? WE DON'T EVEN KNOW IF WE COULD FIND THOSE PEOPLE.

THERE'S A SHORTAGE OF TEACHERS CERTIFIED TEACHERS RIGHT NOW.

AND THEN YOU'RE ASKING PEOPLE TO SIGN ON FOR BECAUSE VIRTUAL.

GOD WILLING, WE WON'T HAVE VIRTUAL LEARNING NEXT YEAR.

SO WE'RE ASKING PEOPLE TO SIGN ON FOR SOMETHING WHEN THEY DON'T HAVE A POSITION MUCH GUARANTEED BEYOND THIS YEAR.

SO WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A REVENUE FUNDING MECHANISM, WHICH IS ALL THE RESOLUTION IS VERSUS SETTING UP A VIRTUAL SCHOOL AND TRYING TO MAKE THOSE TWO WORLDS MESH TO FULFILL THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY.

GREAT.

THANK YOU FOR THAT INFORMATION AS FAR.

SO, YEAH, THANK YOU FOR CLARIFYING THAT.

AND I THINK THAT'S REALLY ONE OF MY MAIN CONCERNS IS JUST HOW THIS CAN WORK GOING FORWARD, MAKING SURE THAT OUR TEACHERS ARE IN A POSITION THAT THEY WANT TO BE IN AND THAT THEY'RE NOT FEELING LIKE THEY'RE DOING A JOB, THAT THEY'RE THEY'RE NOT HAPPY.

AND I MEAN, I DON'T WANT MY CHILDREN IN CLASSES WHERE TEACHERS JUST THEY'RE NOT, YOU KNOW, THAT'S NOT WHAT THEY'RE MADE TO DO, AND THAT'S TOTALLY UNDERSTANDABLE.

SO I THINK THAT'S JUST KIND OF MY ONE THING THAT I JUST I KNOW THAT YOU GUYS ARE GOING TO TAKE A LOOK AT AND REALLY TAKE A GOOD HARD LOOK AT JUST MAKING SURE THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT'S SUSTAINABLE AND THAT IS BEST FOR OUR STUDENTS.

SO I APPRECIATE YOU TAKING A LOOK AT THAT AND CONSIDERING THAT.

AND I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO MEET WITH THE VIRTUAL TEACHERS.

RIGHT.

AND REALLY GET SOME FEEDBACK.

I THINK WE HEAR FROM PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY, BUT WE DON'T NECESSARILY HEAR FROM THE TEACHERS AS MUCH.

AND SO THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT INFORMATION AS WE KIND OF ALL COLLECT DATA TO HELP MAKE DECISIONS, THE BEST POSSIBLE FOR EVERYONE.

SO.

AND I WILL SAY THAT BRANDON JOHNSON AND VICKI WEBSTER DID A GREAT JOB OF LEADING THEM THROUGH ACTIVITIES TODAY TO GET FEEDBACK, AND IT WAS VERY PURPOSEFUL SO THAT WE COULD REALLY DRILL DOWN AND GET TO THE HEART OF WHAT'S WORKING, WHAT'S NOT.

AND SO THEY DID A GREAT JOB IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME GETTING THAT FEEDBACK FROM THE TEACHERS.

AWESOME.

WELL, WE'LL MOVE ON HERE.

EVERYONE GOOD WITH COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS.

JUST TO CLARIFY, SO JUST BECAUSE I THINK THERE IS A MISCONCEPTION, THAT THIS RESOLUTION IS TO FUND THE VIRTUAL LEARNING THAT WE ALREADY HAVE IN PLACE, THIS ISN'T A GUARANTEE THAT VIRTUAL LEARNING WILL CONTINUE.

CORRECT.

THE REMAINING THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR.

THAT IS CORRECT.

ALL RIGHTY, ALL OF THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION, PLEASE USE THE SOUND VOTE OF AYE.

AYE.

ALL THOSE OPPOSED, PLEASE SAY NO.

MOTION PASSES 7-0.

MOVING ON TO 12.1, CONSENT AGENDA.

[12. Consent Agenda]

LET ME REMIND YOU THAT WE VOTE, THE CONSENT AGENDA UP OR DOWN UNLESS SOMEONE WANTS TO PULL AN ITEM.

WOULD ANYONE LIKE TO PULL AN ITEM? YES.

MS. THOMAS? YES, I'D LIKE TO PULL 12.3, PLEASE.

12.3? SO WE'LL GO AHEAD AND VOTE.

WHICH ONE WOULD YOU LIKE? 12.9.

ANYONE ELSE? SO WE WILL VOTE THE CONSENT AGENDA WITHOUT 12.3 AND 12.9.

SO ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE CONSENT AGENDA WITH THE EXCLUSION OF 12.3 AND 12.9, PLEASE USE A SOUND VOTE OF AYE.

AYE.

ALL THOSE OPPOSED, PLEASE SAY NO.

SO ORDERED.

MOTION PASSES 7-0.

SO LET'S TALK ABOUT 12.3.

OK, SO I JUST HAVE A QUESTION.

WE'VE TALKED ABOUT A BUNCH OF BUDGET AMENDMENTS AND WE'VE WORKED ON ADDITIONAL PAY FOR OUR MAINTENANCE STAFF AND OUR CAFETERIA.

HAVE WE CONSIDERED ANYTHING FOR OUR PARAS AND OUR AIDES? YES, MA'AM.

I WOULD LIKE TO TURN THAT OVER TO DR.

STOECKER.

I KNOW HER AND MICHELE TRONGAARD PROBABLY HAVE THE MOST DETAILED RESPONSE.

OK.

[02:10:01]

YES.

MS. THOMAS.

THANK YOU FOR THAT QUESTION.

YES, THAT HAS BEEN BROUGHT TO LIGHT THAT THE PARAPROFESSIONALS SALARIES ARE AT A MAIN CONCERN FOR US, ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY HAD A 30 PERCENT FILL RATE FOR THE SUBSTITUTES.

WE TARGETED THAT FIRST.

SO NOW THE NEXT STEP IS TO TARGET THAT GROUP AND WE ARE WORKING ON THAT PROJECT RIGHT NOW AND WE WILL PRESENT TO YOU SOMETHING SOMETIME IN THE NEAR FUTURE.

SO MY OTHER QUESTION WITH THAT IS.

SO THIS INCLUDES THE SUBSTITUTE PAY IN THIS BUDGET AMENDMENT; CORRECT? YES, MA'AM.

DO YOU WANT TO EXPLAIN THAT JUST A LITTLE BIT? SURE.

SO IN THE BUDGET AMENDMENT IS A MILLION FORTY TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY FOUR DOLLARS.

THAT IS A BUDGET AMENDMENT TO COVER ALL OF THE EXPECTED AVAILABLE DAYS, SOME DAYS FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR.

AND IT WOULD GO FROM A NON AGREED TEACHER.

CURRENT RATE WAS SEVENTY FIVE DOLLARS, GOING TO ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS.

THESE ALL MATCH SURROUNDING DISTRICTS DEGREED IS GOING FROM EIGHTY DOLLARS TO ONE HUNDRED AND TEN DOLLARS DEGREED CERTIFIED.

NINETY FIVE DOLLARS TO ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS A LONG TERM DEGREE.

ELEVEN PLUS DAYS FOR A LONG TERM SUBSTITUTE.

TEACHING [INAUDIBLE] IS GOING FROM ONE HUNDRED AND TEN TO ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS.

AND LASTLY, A LONG TERM CERTIFIED CORRESPONDING SUBJECT AREA.

TWENTY ONE PLUS DAYS THE SAME ASSIGNMENT, ONE HUNDRED AND TEN DOLLARS TO ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY FIVE DOLLARS PER DAY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

AS FOR YOUR QUESTION ON 12.9.

OH OH, WE OK, I NEED A MOTION TO APPROVE 12,3 MS. THOMAS.

MS. FARRAR.

FOR ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE SAY AYE.

AYE.

ALL THOSE OPPOSED, PLEASE SAY NO.

MOTION PASSES 7-0.

WE'LL MOVE ON TO 12.9 MS. [INAUDIBLE].

OH, OK, GOTCHA.

MARCUCCI.

ALL RIGHT.

NOW YOU MAY DISCUSS.

DR. STOECKER, CAN YOU SHARE WITH US, THIS IS A RATHER COMPLEX QUESTION AND ANSWER.

SO THE QUESTION IS WHY ARE WE REQUESTING YOU ALL GIVE US THE AUTHORITY TO REQUEST WAIVERS FROM THE STATE WITH REGARD TO 20-21 IN PRE-K TO FOUR? SO THIS WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT WE ADDRESS IN OUR VIRTUAL CLASSROOMS THIS YEAR.

WITH OUR VIRTUAL LEARNING, WE HAVE A DYNAMIC WHERE A TEACHER TEACHES TWO GROUPS OF STUDENTS SEPARATELY.

SO IN THE MORNING, LET'S CALL THIS A GROUP.

JUST LETTER A.

THE A GROUP IN THE MORNING HAS SYNCHRONOUS INSTRUCTION WILL SAY SO LIVE, AND THEN IN THE AFTERNOON THE GROUP HAS ASYNCHRONOUS SO WORKING ON ASSIGNMENTS THAT THE TEACHER WENT OVER THAT MORNING, ESSENTIALLY.

SO THE B GROUP IS OPPOSITE, SO THE B GROUP IN THE IN THE MORNING IS ASYNCHRONOUS.

SO WORKING ON ASSIGNMENTS IN THE AFTERNOONS LIVE.

BUT THAT ONE TEACHER TEACHES BOTH GROUPS OF STUDENTS, BOTH GROUPS OF STUDENTS ALL TOGETHER EQUALS MORE THAN TWENTY TWO.

SO WE'RE FACED WITH A LITTLE DILEMMA ON HOW EXACTLY WE REPORT THAT TO TEA? ARE WE SUBJECT TO THESE CLASS SIZE WAIVERS? WE'RE WORKING ON SOME GUIDANCE FROM THAT.

WE'VE ACTUALLY BEEN ADVISED TO GO AHEAD AND SUBMIT THEM, BUT THE REPORTING PROCESS REQUIRES YOU TO CHOOSE ONE SCHOOL, ONE GRADE LEVEL NUMBER OF SECTIONS.

WELL, MS. YOUNG ALLUDED TO THIS EARLIER THAT NOT ALL OF THE STUDENTS, EXCEPT IN ONE CASE, NOT ALL OF THE STUDENTS IN ONE CLASS, EVEN AFTER NOON MORNING, ARE FROM THE SAME SCHOOL.

SO ONE TEACHER MAY HAVE THREE KIDS FROM HUNTER, THREE KIDS FROM ANDERSON, THREE KIDS FROM WARREN, BUT NOT TWENTY TWO OR MORE FROM THE SAME PLACE.

SO HOW DO WE ASSIGN THAT TEACHER? SO MANY QUESTIONS.

SO WE'RE WORKING THROUGH ALL OF THOSE THINGS, BUT WHAT WE KNOW FOR CERTAIN IS RIGHT NOW AT ONE CAMPUS IN VIRTUAL THAT ONE TEACHER HAS TWENTY THREE STUDENTS IN THIRD GRADE, ALL FROM THE SAME SCHOOL.

SO MOST CERTAINLY, WE WOULD LIKE TO REQUEST A WAIVER FOR THAT CAMPUS.

WE'RE SEEKING GUIDANCE ON HOW TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE OTHER CAMPUSES WHO ARE A LITTLE MORE TRICKY.

SO WITH THE WAIVER, IS THERE A LIMIT THAT THE WAIVER ALLOWS YOU TO ADD? SO I MEAN, IS THERE 40 KIDS NOW TO ONE OR IS IT? SO RIGHT NOW WE'RE AT TWENTY TWO TO ONE.

IS THERE A LIMIT TO HOW MANY STUDENTS CAN BE IN A CLASSROOM IF THERE'S A WAIVER APPROVED? SO WITH THE WAIVER, WE SIMPLY ARE SAYING WE HAVE MORE THAN TWENTY TWO STUDENTS WITH ONE TEACHER.

SO IN THE ONE SCENARIO MENTIONED WHERE I FEEL LIKE CONFIDENTLY WE NEED TO SUBMIT IS TWENTY THREE STUDENTS, BUT THEY'RE DIVIDED OVER MORNING AND AFTERNOON.

THERE ARE SOME SITUATIONS WHERE WE HAVE MORE THAN TWENTY TWO ALTOGETHER, BUT THE STUDENTS AREN'T ALL FROM THE SAME CAMPUS.

SO TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, SUBMITTING THE WAIVER WILL NOT HAVE A MAXIMUM NUMBER PER THE STATE OF TEXAS.

HOWEVER, WE'RE STILL TRYING TO KEEP OUR CLASS SIZES AT A REASONABLE LIMIT.

I WANT TO SAY MS.

[02:15:01]

COBB, YOU MAY HAVE TO HELP ME OUT, OR MR. JOHNSON.

I'M NOT SURE WHICH ONE OF YOU IS THE BEST ONE NOW.

I WANT TO SAY MOST OF THE ELEMENTARY SECTIONS WE'VE GOT MAYBE 16 IN ONE SECTION AND 16 AND THE OTHER, MAYBE 18 OR 18 AT THE MOST.

IS THAT TRUE? OK, SO 18 IS REALLY THE MOST WE HAVE RIGHT NOW.

AND AGAIN, 18 LIVE AT ONCE.

18 NOT LIVE AT THE OTHER TIME, BUT THEY'RE NOT ALL FROM THE SAME SCHOOL.

THEY'RE FROM ALL OVER.

SO DOES THIS ONLY AFFECT VIRTUAL? YES.

YES, IT DOES.

BUT THIS TIME, YES, IT'S ONLY FOR.

YES.

YES, YES.

I HAVE A POINT OF CLARIFICATION, AND MAYBE IT'S WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO SAY, BUT WE ONLY DO THIS ONCE IT ALREADY HAPPENS.

WE'RE NOT LIKE ASKING FOR A WAIVER, RIGHT FOR LIKE ALL SCHOOLS OR THE SCHOOL OR ALL VIRTUAL.

IT'S BECAUSE WE ALREADY COME ACROSS IT AND WE'RE MAKING WE'RE MAKING A STATEMENT TO TEA TO LET THEM KNOW; RIGHT? WE ARE LETTING THEM KNOW AND WHEN WE LET THEM KNOW ONCE WE GET CLARIFICATION ON WHAT THIS MEANS WITH VIRTUAL YEAR, IT WAS A LITTLE BIT MORE STRAIGHTFORWARD BECAUSE WE HAD MORE STUDENTS FROM ONE PLACE IN ONE CLASS.

THIS YEAR, IT'S A LITTLE DIFFERENT.

SO YES, RIGHT NOW WE WILL SUBMIT WHATEVER THESE WAIVERS ARE, WHATEVER NUMBER OF SECTIONS THEY ARE PER CAMPUS PER GRADE MOVING FORWARD, SHOULD WE ADD OTHER CAMPUSES PER GRADE PER SECTION.

WE WOULD THEN AGAIN AS SUPPORT FOR THAT PERMISSION AND THEN AGAIN SEEK THE WAIVER FROM T, SO WE WOULD KNOW IF WE WERE KIND OF GRADUALLY CREEPING UP ON CLASS SIZES.

ABSOLUTELY.

ONE BY ONE.

OK, YES.

SO RIGHT NOW WE'RE ASKING FOR WHAT WE KNOW IS HAPPENING IN VIRTUAL, BUT IT'S A LITTLE NEBULOUS IN HOW WE REPORT THAT.

SHOULD WE NEED TO REPORT ADDITIONAL CAMPUSES IN THE FUTURE? WE'LL ASK YOU AGAIN FOR PERMISSION.

THE ONLY THING I WAS GOING TO SAY IS WE DID SEVERAL LAST YEAR IN RELATED TO VIRTUAL SCHOOL, AND YOU GUYS DID A FANTASTIC JOB WATCHING THE NUMBERS AND KEEPING THEM, EVEN THOUGH WE'RE PASSING THE WAIVER, YOU DID A GOOD JOB OF MONITORING THAT.

SO VERY SIMILAR; CORRECT? YES, MA'AM.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE IT.

ALL RIGHTY.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF 12.9.

PLEASE USE SOUND VOTE OF AYE.

AYE.

ALL THOSE OPPOSED, PLEASE SAY NO.

MOTION PASSES 7-0.

THIS LEADS US TO 13.1, THE SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT.

THIS IS FOR DISCUSSION ONLY.

IS THERE ANYTHING ON ITEM 13 THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT? SEEING NONE, WE'LL MOVE ON TO 14.1.

[14. Adjourn]

AT THIS TIME, WE WILL ADJOURN BACK INTO CLOSED SESSION AND WE WILL RECONVENE IN FIVE MINUTES.

THE TIME IS NOW 10:47, AND WE WILL RECONVENE FROM CLOSED SESSION ONLY TO TURN AROUND AND ADJOURN WITH NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO DISCUSS AT 10:47 AS WELL.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

HAVE A GOOD EVENING.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.