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[2. Call to Order]

[00:00:04]

GOOD EVENING.

THE TIME IS 6 P.M..

LET US PLEASE COME TO ORDER FOR A CALLED MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

LET THE RECORD SHOW THAT ALL TRUSTEES ARE PRESENT THIS EVENING.

PLEASE JOIN ME AS WE RISE FOR THE PRAYER.

[3. Meeting Opening]

LED BY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER KEZIA FARRAR AND THE PRESENTATION OF NOT THE PRESENTATION OF COLORS.

I DID THIS EVERY TIME THE PLEDGE IS LED BY WARREN DAVIS.

[4. Closed Session]

THIS MOVES US TO AGENDA ITEM FOR.

WE WILL NOW ADJOURN INTO CLOSED SESSION PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 5510744 PERSONNEL TO DELIBERATE REGARDING THE APPOINTMENT, EMPLOYMENT EVALUATION, REASSIGNMENT DUTIES, DISCIPLINE OR DISMISSAL OF A PUBLIC OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE, OR TO HEAR A COMPLAINT OR CHARGE AGAINST AN OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE, INCLUDING THE SUPERINTENDENT.

EVALUATION AND CONTRACT.

551071 CONSULTATION WITH THE BOARD'S ATTORNEY AND 5510720 PROPERTY.

WE WILL NOW ADJOURN INTO CLOSED SESSION AT 6:02 P.M..

WE WILL RECONVENE IN 6 MINUTES.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WE WILL NOW RECONVENE FROM CLOSED SESSION AT 7:33 P.M..

[5. Reconvene]

THIS MOVES US ON TO AGENDA ITEM 6.1 PUBLIC COMMENTS.

THE CORRECT PROCEDURE FOR ADDRESSING THE BOARD DURING PUBLIC COMMENTS IS 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 3 MINUTES AND MAKE COMMENTS REGARDING ITEMS ON THE AGENDA UNLESS MODIFIED BY THE BOARD PRESIDENT BASED ON BOARD POLICY.

B.ED LOCAL.

COPIES OF THE PRESENTATION SHOULD BE MADE AVAILABLE TO ALL TRUSTEES AND THE SUPERINTENDENT.

BOARD POLICY PROHIBITS THE DISCUSSION OF COMPLAINTS AGAINST THE DISTRICT EMPLOYEES DURING AN OPEN FORUM.

DO WE HAVE ANY CARDS? ALL RIGHTY. THIS LEADS US TO AGENDA ITEM 7.1 ITEMS FROM CLOSED SESSION

[7. Action on Items Discussed in Closed Session]

THIS EVENING. IS THERE ANY ACTION THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO TAKE FROM CLOSED SESSION? YES. DO YOU WANT TO MAKE A MOTION? I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE SUPERINTENDENT ATTENDANCE, EVALUATION AND CONTRACT.

SECOND. MS..

THOMAS AND WAS THAT? OKAY, MR. DAVIS.

ANY QUESTIONS OR DISCUSSION? TO MY LEFT. TO MY RIGHT. ANYONE I'LL.

OKAY. GO AHEAD. DR.

CANTU, I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I APPRECIATE THE WORK THAT YOU'VE DONE.

YOU HAVE HAD SOME EXTRAORDINARY TIMES AND YOU HAVE HANDLED YOURSELF WITH SUCH GRACE AND JUST JUST GO IN WITH THE PUNCHES. I MEAN, IT'S BEEN KIND OF YOU'VE HAD JUST SO MUCH THAT'S COME AT YOU.

AND I JUST REALLY APPRECIATE YOU ALWAYS KEEPING THE STUDENTS AT THE FOREFRONT OF THE CONVERSATION AND KEEPING ON TASK AND MOVING FORWARD IN A VERY POSITIVE WAY. IT IS REMARKABLE TO SEE WHAT OUR STUDENTS HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH UNDER SUCH STRESSFUL TIMES AND TO SEE YOU STILL HERE TONIGHT.

FRANKLY, I JUST REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THAT YOU'VE DONE.

AND SO I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT PUBLICLY AND JUST LET YOU KNOW HOW MUCH I APPRECIATE YOUR LEADERSHIP AND YOUR LEADERSHIP STYLE AND WHAT YOU'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO FOR OUR STUDENTS. THANK YOU.

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WE'D LIKE TO KEEP YOU AROUND FOR A LITTLE BIT, JUST IN CASE.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION.

PLEASE USE THE SOUND VOTE OF I.

I. ALL THOSE OPPOSED.

PLEASE SAY NO. MOTION PASSES SEVEN ZERO.

[8. Canvass the Votes of the May 7, 2022, Board of Trustees General Election for Place 3, Place 4 and Place 5 and Special Election for Place 7]

THIS LEADS US TO AGENDA ITEM EIGHT.

CANVASS THE VOTES OF THE MAY SEVEN, 2022 BOARD OF TRUSTEES GENERAL ELECTION FOR PLACE THREE, PLACE FOUR AND PLACE FIVE AND A SPECIAL ELECTION FOR PLACE SEVEN.

I'M GOING TO READ THE INFORMATION AND THEN WE CAN TAKE IT FROM THERE.

FOR PLACE THREE, THE CANDIDATES WERE SEAN TIPPING, SEAN THOMPSON WITH 868 VOTES FOR 7.97% OF THE VOTE.

CRAIG TIPPING WITH 5325 VOTES FOR 48.87% OF THE VOTE.

BENITA C REID WITH 4704 VOTES AT 43.17% OF THE VOTE.

THE TOTAL VOTES CAST WERE 10,897, LEADING US TO NO CANDIDATE RECEIVING A MAJORITY OF THE VOTES.

THEREFORE, THERE IS NO WINNER FOR PLACE THREE AT THIS TIME.

A RUNOFF ELECTION WILL BE HELD ON JUNE 18TH, 2022 TO DECIDE THE WINNER OF PLACE THREE.

PLACE FOR AMANDA.

MANDY JACKSON SNEED WITH 4821 VOTES WITH 44.14% OF THE VOTE.

KEZIA VALDÉS FARRAR WITH 6101 VOTES AT 55.86% OF THE VOTE.

THE WINNER IN PLACE FOR IS MS. KEZIA VALDÉS FARRAR.

PLACE. FIVE CANDIDATE JOANNA CRUZ CARDOZA WITH 3566 VOTES FOR 32.86%.

BIANCA BENAVIDEZ ANDERSON WITH 5558 VOTES FOR 51.22% OF THE VOTE.

LAKISHA DAWKINS WITH 1728 VOTES AT 15.92% VOTES.

TOTAL VOTE CAST HERE WAS 10,852 VOTES.

AND THE WINNER IN PLACE FIVE IS BIANCA BENAVIDEZ ANDERSON.

PLAY SEVEN, THE UNEXPIRED TERM CANDIDATE, YOLANDA MCPHERSON, WITH 4626 VOTES FOR 42.71% OF THE VOTE.

COURTNEY LACKEY WILSON WITH 6206 VOTES FOR 57.29%.

TOTAL VOTES CAST IN PLACE SEVEN OR 10,832 VOTES CAST.

THE WINNER IN PLAY SEVEN IS MS..

COURTNEY LACKEY WILSON.

AT THIS TIME.

IS THERE ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION? MR. KENNEDY.

MR. SNEED.

ANY QUESTIONS OR DISCUSSION? ALL RIGHT. HEARING NONE.

ALL OF THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION.

PLEASE USE SOUND VOTE OF AYE.

I. ALL THOSE OPPOSED.

PLEASE SAY NO.

MOTION PASSES SEVEN ZERO.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE NEW BOARD MEMBERS.

MOVING ON TO AGENDA ITEM 9.1 CONSIDERATION, CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF THE UPDATES TO BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

[9. Business Items Requiring Board Action]

MAY I PLEASE RECEIVE A MOTION? MS.. THOMAS.

MS.. MARCUCCI.

I'LL SPEAK TO THIS JUST A LITTLE BIT AND THEN WE CAN HAVE QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS.

EVERY YEAR WE REVIEW THE BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES FROM A COMMITTEE STANDPOINT FOR THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND MAKE ANY CHANGES, DELETIONS, ADDITIONS OR CLARIFICATIONS THAT MIGHT NEED BE.

SO AT THIS TIME, IS THERE ANY QUESTIONS OR DISCUSSION OR DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE CHANGES? I DO HAVE A FEW CLARIFICATIONS ON THE PART WHERE IT SPEAKS, AND I COULD BE JUST NOT SEEING IT WHERE IT BREAKS UP OUR TOTAL HOURS, WHERE IT'S NUMBER FIVE, BOARD MEMBERS TRAINING AND ORIENTATION.

THERE'S THREE, THE CYBER SECURITY, CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION AND THEN EVALUATION AND IMPROVING STUDENT OUTCOMES THAT TAB REQUIRES US TO DO.

DO THOSE NEED NOT BE BROKEN OUT? EVERYTHING ELSE ON THE TASB LIST IS BROKEN OUT IN DETAIL.

DO THOSE THREE THINGS NOT ALSO NEED TO BE ADDED IN THERE AS WELL? I KNOW THEY WERE LIKE THE CYBERSECURITY WAS ADDED NOT TOO LONG AGO, BUT DO THEY NEED TO NOT BE IN THERE? SO I THINK THE QUESTION IS, IS, IS THAT COUNT WITH THOSE NUMBERS OR SHOULD IT BE ADDITIONAL WHEN WE INCREASE THOSE NUMBERS? RIGHT. IT DOES NOT LOOK LIKE IT'S ADDED INTO THE ADDITIONAL CONTINUATION CONTINUING EDUCATION HOURS, BUT WE DO KNOW IT'S A REQUIREMENT FOR US.

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SO, MS..

THOMAS, DO YOU HAPPEN TO KNOW ANY OF THAT INFORMATION? ABOUT BASED ON OUR NUMBERS.

ARE YOU ASKING ME, MICHELLE? NO, MS. MOYE. I'M SITTING HERE TALKING ABOUT HER.

IF YOU DON'T, THAT'S COMPLETELY OKAY.

YEAH. I'M GOING TO HAVE TO LOOK THAT UP.

I KNOW THAT SOME OF SOME OF THE CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIRED COURSES LIKE THE CHILD ABUSE COURSE, YOU DON'T ACTUALLY EARN HOURS FOR THEM, BUT THEY'RE JUST REQUIRED.

BUT I CAN LOOK THAT UP AND SEE WHICH ONES AND WE CAN ADD THAT TO THIS DOCUMENT JUST SO THAT IT'S CLEAR WHICH ONES ARE REQUIRED.

YEAH. THE ONLY REASON I ASK IS BECAUSE EVERYTHING ELSE IN HERE IS ON THE LIST THAT HAS BE PRESENTS TO US.

EXCEPT FOR THOSE THREE.

I KNOW THEY WERE ADDED NOT TOO LONG AGO IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS.

SO THEY DID. THEY RECENTLY CHANGED THE RUBRIC AND NOW THEY CALL THEM TOPICS INSTEAD OF TIERS.

AND SO THEY KIND OF REWORKED EVERYTHING.

SO YEAH, I WILL LOOK INTO THAT.

I WILL SAY WE NEED CLARIFICATION THERE, BUT THERE IS NO CHANGE IN THIS REVIEW OF THE OPERATING PROCEDURES AT THIS TIME FOR THAT SECTION.

AND THEN I HAD ANOTHER QUESTION ON THE EVALUATION OF THE BOARD.

IT IT TALKS ABOUT OUR BOARD'S QUARTERLY PROGRESS TRACKER TRACKER AND IT REFERENCES RELATED TO LONE STAR GOVERNANCE.

DOES THAT NOT NEED TO BE REMOVED BECAUSE WE'RE NOT DOING LONE STAR GOVERNANCE ANYMORE? WELL, WHY SHOULD THAT BE A CONSIDERATION TO REMOVE IT WHEN WE MAKE AN OFFICIAL CHANGE? BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE SOMETHING TO PLUG IN THERE JUST YET.

AND DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? YEAH, BUT I MEAN, WE'RE IT SAYS WE'RE TRACKING.

YEAH. RELATED TO LONE STAR, BUT WE'RE NOT EVEN TRACKING THIS.

SO WE STILL ARE KIND OF IT'S NUMBER 12, SO I KNOW.

BUT WE'RE NOT DOING I WOULD SAY REMOVE IT, BUT BECAUSE WE'RE NOT, I WOULDN'T HAVE A PROBLEM REMOVING IT.

BUT WHAT DO WE PUT IN ITS PLACE? WELL, WE LEAVE IT FOR RIGHT NOW.

I DON'T HAVE IT. QUARTERLY PROGRESS TRACKER.

WE JUST LEAVE THAT AND TAKE OUT THE LOAN, START GOVERNANCE, BECAUSE WE DO STILL HAVE OUR OUR TRACKER.

WE ARE STILL USING THAT.

WE'RE JUST NOT REFERENCING IT TO LONE STAR GOVERNANCE.

SO I WOULD I WOULD REMOVE THAT BECAUSE IT'S NOT ACCURATE.

WE'RE NOT WE'RE NOT DOING LONESTAR GOVERNANCE.

RIGHT. THERE'S NO NEED TO REFERENCE THAT.

I THINK THAT SEEMS COMPLETELY APPROPRIATE.

MS. MOYE CAN YOU MAKE THAT NOTATION TO HAVE THAT THAT PHRASE MOVED REMOVED? SO. I WOULD SAY THAT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO AMEND YOUR MOTION TO APPROVE WITH THE CHANGES THAT WE DISCUSSED, UNLESS THERE'S ANYONE WITH ANY OTHER CHANGES.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE. SO WOULD YOU LIKE TO AMEND YOUR MOTION? I THINK I THINK IT'LL NEED TO BE RE SECONDED.

YEAH. SO I AMEND, AMEND THE MOTION TO REFERENCE THE ADDITIONS TO THE TRAINING LISTED ON THE TASSIE. SCHEDULE.

I GUESS THAT'S WHAT SCHEDULE HAS ME TRAINING SCHEDULE.

AND THEN TO REMOVE LONE STAR GOVERNANCE.

UNDER EVALUATION OF THE BOARD.

NOW, I NEED ANOTHER SECOND, MS..

FARRAR. ALL RIGHT.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR DISCUSSIONS AT THAT TIME? HEARING NONE. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION AS PRESENTED.

PLEASE USE THE SOUND VOTE OF I.

I. ALL THOSE OPPOSED.

PLEASE SAY NO. MOTION PASSES SEVEN ZERO.

MOVING ON TO BUSINESS ITEM 9.2.

CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF THE ORDER OF A RUNOFF ELECTION ON JUNE 18TH, 2022 FOR MISD TRUSTEE PLACE THREE.

MAY I PLEASE RECEIVE A MOTION? SO MOVE ANYONE ONE MORE TIME.

FARRAR. I NEED A SECOND.

SECOND. I'M GOING TO GIVE IT TO MISS THOMAS.

ALL RIGHT. ANY QUESTIONS OR DISCUSSION? I DO HAVE A QUESTION.

YES, MA'AM. SO THERE WAS JUST WHEN I'M LOOKING AT THE THE PAPER THAT HAS THE DATES OUT IN THE LOCATIONS, IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S ALL FOR EARLY VOTING.

IS THERE ANYWHERE THAT HAS THE LOCATIONS FOR THE DAY OF VOTING OR AM I JUST MISSING IT? HOLD ON. I'M ZOOMING. I DIDN'T I DID NOT SEE IT PREVIOUSLY EITHER.

SO I WAS LOOKING FOR THAT TO.

HONESTLY, IT'S LISTED ON THERE ARE THE SUB COURTHOUSE, VERNON NEWSOM STADIUM, SOUTH SERVICE CENTER

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AND THE JOHNSON COUNTY PRECINCT.

SO WILL THOSE BE THE ONLY LOCATIONS ON ELECTION DAY AS WELL? BECAUSE THOSE HAVE NOT BEEN FINALIZED YET.

WE HAVE WE'VE JUST FRIDAY SUBMITTED THE ONES THAT WE AGREED ON WILL BE.

ARLINGTON CITY OF ARLINGTON IS ALSO CONDUCTING AN ELECTION.

SO WE'LL BE SHARING SITES WITH THEM.

I IMAGINE THOSE WILL BE PUBLISHED VERY SOON.

OKAY. THANK YOU. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? HEARING NONE. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION.

PLEASE USE THE SOUND VOTE OF I.

I. ALL THOSE OPPOSED.

PLEASE SAY NO. MOTION PASSES SEVEN ZERO.

[10. Work Session]

THIS MOVES US ON TO OUR WORK SESSION FOR THIS EVENING.

MR. TRONGAARD, WOULD YOU LIKE TO COME AND GET US STARTED? MS.. CANTU IS THERE.

I THINK THAT DOES IT RIGHT THERE.

MS.. TRONGAARD, WOULD YOU PLEASE COME FORWARD AND TALK TO US ABOUT WHERE WE ARE RELATED TO OUR FIRST BUDGET WORKSHOP AND THE 2023 UPCOMING BUDGET? THANK YOU, DR.

CANTU. MADAM PRESIDENT, BOARD OF TRUSTEES, CABINET EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.

AUDIENCE IT'S GOOD TO HAVE EVERYBODY HERE TONIGHT FOR OUR FIRST BUDGET WORKSHOP FOR THE 22, 2022, 2023 FISCAL YEAR.

AND A LOT OF US NEED A LITTLE PIZZAZZ IN OUR LIVES.

SO I WANT TO THANK LORINDA SANGUINETTI FOR HELPING ME MAKE IT A LITTLE MORE PIZZAZZ IN MY BUDGET WORKSHOPS.

SO THANK YOU, LORINDA.

AND MANSFIELD ISD IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE, LEARN AND TEACH.

LET'S GET INTO IT.

AND THEN THE FIRST THING WE ALWAYS SAY IS THAT WE'RE PROUD TO LET THE COMMUNITY KNOW AND OUR STAKEHOLDERS KNOW THAT WE ARE VERY GOOD STEWARDS OF THEIR TAXPAYER DOLLARS, EARNING NATIONAL AWARDS FOR OUR BUDGET AND FINANCE, AS WELL AS OUR PURCHASING AWARDS ACROSS THE STATE AND NATION.

AND WHEN WE DO OUR BUDGETS, WE BASE THEM ON DECISION PRIORITIES.

THOSE DECISION PRIORITIES ARE YOUR VISION 2030, YOUR INSTRUCTION, YOUR SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL LEARNING, EQUITY AND SAFETY. THOSE ARE THE LENSES THAT WE GO THROUGH.

AND SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE LOOK AT WHEN WE'RE GOING THROUGH A BUDGET.

THESE ARE SOME FACTS THAT ARE AFFECTING OUR BUDGET RIGHT NOW.

ENROLLMENT AND ATTENDANCE PERCENTAGE.

ATTENDANCE PERCENTAGE USED TO NOT BE A BIG ISSUE, BUT IT HAS BECOME AN ISSUE.

AND THIS YEAR'S FUNDING AND THE WAY THE SCHOOLS ARE FUNDED UNDER OUR STATE FUNDING FORMULAS, WE ARE FUNDED ON AN ATTENDANCE BASED VERSUS 88 VERSUS ENROLLMENT. SO THAT MEANS SEATS, KIDS THAT COME TO SCHOOL, PROPERTY VALUES IN THE TAX RATE BASED ON THE PROPERTY TAX RELIEF FROM SENATE BILL TWO FROM THE 2019 LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

THE THING I'M GOING TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT TONIGHT IS I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU HOW THAT REALLY DOESN'T PLAY A PART IN OUR BUDGET AS MUCH AS IT IS AN IMPACT ON OUR TAXPAYERS.

SO WE'RE GOING TO GO THROUGH THAT.

HOLD HARMLESS THE REST OF 2122 FISCAL YEAR 2122 THAT IS WE'RE WAITING TO FIND OUT ON OUR FIFTH AND SIX, SIX WEEKS.

WE DO NOT KNOW THAT WE'RE HELD HARMLESS FOR THOSE ATTENDANCE PERCENTAGES.

AND THEN WE WANT TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT FEDERAL FUNDING WHERE ESSER ONE, TWO AND THREE AND WHERE WE STAND ON THAT.

WHEN WE DO A BUDGET FRAMEWORK, WE GO THROUGH A PROCESS.

SO RIGHT NOW WE'VE DONE A PLAN AND PREPARE, WHICH WE'VE MET WITH OUR CABINET EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.

BUDGET REQUESTS HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED.

THEY'VE GONE THROUGH THE LENS.

THEY'VE GONE THROUGH THE PRIORITIES AS FAR AS VISION 2030.

AND WE'RE GOING TO GO SHOW YOU HOW THAT IS IDENTIFIED IN VISION 2033, THOSE REQUESTS.

SO WE'RE GOING TO SET THOSE INSTRUCTIONAL PRIORITIES, HOW WE'RE GOING TO PAY FOR THOSE PRIORITIES, AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO IMPLEMENT OUR PLAN, WHICH WE'RE SHOWING YOU TONIGHT, AND THEN ENSURE SUSTAINABILITY.

HOW DO WE KEEP THAT GOING? SO OUR BUDGET CALENDAR, APRIL 30TH, WE RECEIVED OUR CERTIFIED ESTIMATE, PROPERTY VALUES FROM OUR TWO COUNTIES, JOHNSON AND TARRANT COUNTY.

THOSE WERE AROUND 14%, WHICH WE'VE SHARED WITH YOU ALL.

22 IS MORE ON THE JOHNSON SIDE, AND TARRANT WAS MORE OF THE 13%.

AND THAT REMEMBER IS A TAXABLE VALUE ESTIMATE AND THAT IS INCLUDING THE INCREASE IN THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION.

MAY 17TH IS A BUDGET UPDATE.

THAT'S TONIGHT, NUMBER ONE.

MAY 24TH IS AN OPTIONAL BUDGET UPDATE, IF YOU PREFER.

WE CAN HAVE MORE DISCUSSIONS AND MORE INFORMATION AT THAT POINT.

THAT'S A WEEK FROM TODAY.

AND THEN JUNE 28TH IS A SET TIME TO ADOPT OUR BUDGET BECAUSE BY LAW, YOUR JOB IS TO HELP ADOPT THE BUDGET AND DO THE BUDGET BY JUNE 30TH TO GO INTO OUR FISCAL YEAR, JULY 1ST, JULY 25TH IS OUR CERTIFIED CERTIFIED PROPERTY VALUES.

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THE ESTIMATES ARE IN APRIL, AND THEN THE CERTIFIED VALUES COME IN JULY 25TH.

NOW KEEP NOTE. WHEN DO WE ADOPT OUR BUDGET? JEN, WHEN DID THOSE CERTIFIED VALUES COME OUT? JULY 25TH. AND THEN THE TAX RATE? AUGUST 23RD.

SO WE HAVE A LOT THAT WE LOOKED AT WHEN WE PLANNED AND PREPARED FOR THIS.

WE'VE ALREADY COMMUNICATED THE 4% SALARY INCREASE.

WE'VE ALSO AT $11 MILLION ADDITIONAL FTE REQUEST.

THOSE ARE THINGS LIKE SPECIAL ED AT 1.25 MILLION READING ACADEMIES.

THOSE ARE MANDATED 280,000 FULL DAY PRE-K EXPANSION.

IT'S OUR FINAL YEAR OF THAT.

THAT'S ALSO MANDATED AT JUST SHY OF 3 MILLION.

IT'S OUR LAST YEAR OF IMPLEMENTATION FOR THAT.

OUR FINE ARTS ACADEMY AT DAVIS AND CROSS TIMBERS.

IT IT COSTS AT 2.3 MILLION.

THESE ALSO INCLUDE THE ADDITIONAL FTES AS PART OF THAT PROGRAM, BAND UNIFORMS. SO WE'RE ON A ROTATION WITH UNIFORMS AND INSTRUMENTS THAT WE DO FOR OUR FINE ARTS DEPARTMENTS, AND THAT'S AT 157,000.

THIS YEAR WILL BE TIMBER VIEW AND THE NON FTE ADDITIONAL KRESS REQUESTS.

THAT'S ABOUT 1.5 MILLION THINGS THAT GO INTO THAT.

THE MAIN PARTS, THE BIGGER ITEMS ARE THINGS MORE IN SHORTS DIVISION AREA AND THAT'S GAGGLE SOFTWARE AND THINGS THAT ARE IN THAT AREA.

SO WE'LL GET TO THAT AND WE HAVE A TECHNOLOGY PLACEHOLDER.

WE HAVE $1 MILLION SET ASIDE BECAUSE.

TECHNOLOGY OK 20.4 MILLION.

IS THAT TOTAL? SO LET'S TALK ABOUT.

WHAT HAPPENED WITH THAT VAT PRE THE VOTER APPROVED TAX RATIFICATION ELECTION.

HOW DOES THAT AFFECT OUR BUDGET THIS YEAR GOING FORWARD? AND THANK YOU, BY THE WAY, FOR THOSE VOTERS THAT DID APPROVE THAT AND MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN THE BUDGET.

SO WHEN WE LOOK AT THOSE, WE HAD FIVE REASONS THAT WE SHARED WHY WE NEEDED A VAT THREE.

THE TOP THREE ARE RIGHT THERE.

THE BOTTOM TWO HOW TO DEAL WITH IT DIDN'T CHANGE THE OVERALL TAX RATE AND IT KEPT OUR GENERAL FUND BALANCE INTACT.

SO WE'RE GOING TO FOCUS ON THE TOP THREE THAT WAS MAINTAINED, QUALITY INSTRUCTION, STUDENT PROGRAMS AND CHOICE AND THOSE ITEMS RIGHT.

THERE ARE THE THINGS THAT WE ARE PRESENTING TO YOU TONIGHT THAT THAT TAKE PART INTO WHAT IS PART OF THAT VAT FREE MONEY THAT WENT TOWARDS IT? 7.72 MILLION ON 11 MILLION.

AND I'M GOING TO ASK DR. SCOTT IN A LITTLE BIT TO GO THROUGH SOME OF THESE THINGS WHEN WE TALK ABOUT IT AND VISION 2030, RETAIN QUALITY TEACHERS AND STAFF, $11 MILLION, THAT WAS AT 4% SALARY INCREASE, 1.68 MILLION FOR UPHOLDING SAFETY AND SECURITY STANDARDS.

SO THOSE ARE THE ITEMS THAT WE IDENTIFIED IN OUR BUDGET FOR ADDITIONAL NEEDS THAT THANK YOU FOR THAT VAT.

TRY TO HELP US MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

SO WHEN WE LOOK AT VISION 2030, LIVE READY, CAREER READY AND COLLEGE READY, I'M GOING TO TURN THIS OVER TO DR.

SCOTT ON HOW WE DID THIS IN OUR BUDGET AND HOW IT SUPPORTS VISION 2030.

SO YOU'LL SEE A LOT OF CROSSOVER BETWEEN THE VAT THREE AND THE VISION 2030.

BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT A 4% SALARY INCREASE ON THE VAT RE IT'S TO MAINTAIN OR TO RETAIN QUALITY TEACHERS.

AND ON THE VISION 2030 SIDE THAT FITS UNDER COLLEGE READY, LIVE READY AND CAREER READY.

ON ALL OF THEM READING ACADEMIES, YOU'RE REALLY LOOKING STRONGLY AT MAINTAINING THE QUALITY AND STRUCTURE OF THE VAT PRE AND THEN THE THE CAREER AND COLLEGE READINESS.

SO THE NUMBER ONE AND NUMBER TWO THAT YOU SEE THERE ON VISION 2030 FINE ARTS ACADEMY, YOU KNOW, BACK UNDER THE OLD VISION 2020 WE VERY SPECIFIC PIECE OF OF THIS FOR EXPANDING OUR SCHOOLS OF CHOICE BUT UNDER VISION 2030 THAT'S REALLY THE COLLEGE AND THE CAREER SIDE OF THINGS AND THEN WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE THE SOFTWARE, WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE GOOGLE SOFTWARE AND THE CDW SECURITY AND WIRELESS SOFTWARE AND THE JEEP'S PARENT SOFTWARE FOR THE BUSSES, YOU'RE NOT ONLY SAFETY AND SECURITY, BUT THEN YOU'RE LOOKING ON THE VISION 2030 SIDE UNDER THE PIECES THAT FALL UNDER KEEPING OUR PARENTS INVOLVED WITH WITH LIVE READY AND MAKING THEM FEEL COMFORTABLE AND SUPPORTIVE OF THE SCHOOLS.

THE LAST THING I WANT TO TOUCH IS ON THE FULL DAY PRE-K EXPANSION.

AND, YOU KNOW, OF COURSE, THAT GOES INTO TO ALL THREE OF THOSE CATEGORIES.

BUT JUST A LITTLE PLUG ON YOUR ADVOCACY ISSUES.

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EVERY TIME WE ENROLL A STUDENT INTO PRE-K, WE LOSE MONEY.

SO AS YOU'RE TALKING TO AS YOU'RE AS YOU'RE PUTTING TOGETHER YOUR ADVOCACY PIECE, PLEASE ADVOCATE FOR THEY'RE NOT GOING TO REWRITE THE FUNDING AGAIN THIS YEAR BECAUSE SCHOOL DISTRICTS HAVEN'T GOTTEN TOGETHER AND SUED THEM AGAIN.

SO THAT'S A FEW YEARS OFF.

BUT ONE SMALL THING THAT THEY CAN DO IS THAT THEY CAN FULLY FUND PRE-K AND THAT WILL MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN OUR BUDGET.

THANK YOU, DR. SCOTT.

I'M GOING TO KEEP GOING. UNLESS Y'ALL HAVE QUESTIONS FOR HIM RIGHT NOW.

OKAY. ALL RIGHT.

BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT OF INFORMATION.

SO DEPENDENCIES AND RESOURCES.

SO THE MAIN IDEA BEHIND THIS DIAGRAM IS WE'VE SHARED IT EVERY YEAR, BUT THOSE THAT HAVE NOT SEEN THIS IS THE BUDGET IS THAT CENTERPIECE JUNE 28TH.

AND WE TALKED ABOUT WHEN THOSE PROPERTY VALUES GET CERTIFIED AFTER THE BUDGET, JULY 25TH, WHEN'S OUR SNAPSHOT? THAT'S REALLY THAT IS THE MAIN DRIVING FACTOR AND THAT IS OUR BIGGEST CRYSTAL BALL SOMETIMES.

SO THAT IN ENROLLMENT WE WON'T KNOW THAT UNTIL OCTOBER OR THE 28TH.

AND THEN ANY LEGISLATIVE CHANGES.

SOMETIMES THAT HAPPENS, BUT FOR THE MOST PART, JANUARY IS THE NEXT BIENNIUM MEETING WHEN THE LEGISLATION WILL MEET AGAIN.

FEDERAL FUNDING.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT'S PART OF OUR SUSTAINABLE BUDGET GOING FORWARD AND THE NEW TAX RATE THAT WILL BE IMPACTED FROM THE PROPERTY VALUES THAT ARE CERTIFIED IN JULY 25TH.

SO STATE AID AND LOCAL TAX REVENUES.

SO LET'S TALK ABOUT THOSE PROPERTY VALUES IN THOSE AND WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE TAX RATE WITH THE PROPERTY TAX COMPRESSION.

SO IF YOU'RE LOOKING AT A DIAGRAM AND YOU SAY, OKAY, WE ARE BUDGETING 35,849 STUDENTS GOING INTO 22, 23, THAT NUMBER RIGHT THERE, I'M SAYING THAT IS THE NUMBER WE'RE GOING TO HAVE.

PROPERTY VALUES WILL GO UP BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING PERIOD ACROSS THE STATE.

PROPERTY VALUES HAVE BEEN GOING UP, CAUSING THE PROPERTY TAX RATE TO DROP DOWN BECAUSE THAT'S PROPERTY TAX COMPRESSION FROM SENATE BILL TWO.

AND SO WHAT HAPPENS IS THE PROPERTY TAX REVENUE, IF IT GOES UP, THE STATE REVENUE GOES DOWN.

TO EQUALIZE IT.

THAT'S CALLED AN EQUAL WEALTH LEVEL.

SO IT'S BASICALLY THE SAME OVERALL REVENUE.

SO LET'S LOOK AT HOW THAT AFFECTS MANSFIELD ISDS.

SO THIS YEAR, SAY OUR ESTIMATES, WE'RE SAYING RIGHT NOW ARE AT 10%.

10% WOULD BE A DOLLAR 231 TAX RATE FOR OUR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS GENERAL FUND.

AND CURRENTLY RIGHT NOW IT'S AT $1 583 FOR THIS YEAR.

BUT SAY THE VALUES COME IN AT 9% INSTEAD OF TEN.

SO YOUR TAX RATE GOES UP A LITTLE BIT.

BUT NOTICE THE REVENUE, IT GOES DOWN A LITTLE BIT.

STATE REVENUE GOES BACK UP A LITTLE BIT.

IT'S KEEPING IT NEUTRAL.

SAME THING WITH IT. 12% SAY IT'S 12%.

YOU WOULD JUST BE JUST A LITTLE ABOVE A DOLLAR AND THEN YOUR REVENUES GOES UP, YOUR STATE REVENUE GOES DOWN, YOU'RE STILL NEUTRAL.

SO THAT'S WHY IT'S ALL ABOUT ENROLLMENT NOW.

ALL RIGHT. AND THIS INCLUDES THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION INCREASES IN THOSE FORMULAS.

SO WHEN WE LOOK AT OUR CRYSTAL BALL FOR PROPERTY VALUES, WE ALSO TAKE A VERY GOOD LOOK AT HOW OUR CHIEF APPRAISERS GIVE US THOSE APRIL CERTIFIED ESTIMATES, AND THEN WE LOOK TO SEE WHERE THEY END UP IN JULY CERTIFIED.

HOW DO THEY DO? ARE THEY CONSERVATIVE OR ARE THEY AGGRESSIVE OR WHAT? SO THE RED BAR IS THE APR ESTIMATES AND THE BLUE BAR IS WHERE WE'RE GOING TO END UP.

THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENED OVER THE YEARS.

SO IN THE FAR RIGHT, THAT'S YOUR 20 TO 23 FISCAL YEAR.

THAT IS THE CERTIFIED VALUES IN THE RED.

THAT'S ABOUT THAT 14%.

AND THEN THE BLUE WE'RE ESTIMATING TEN.

AND YOU CAN SEE THAT'S VERY SIMILAR TO WHAT'S HAPPENED IN THE PAST.

OKAY. AND DON'T FORGET THAT SOME OF THAT REASONING FOR THE 10%, THERE'S A CAP OF 10% ON OUR VALUES FOR RESIDENTIAL, AND WE'RE ABOUT 80% RESIDENTIAL HOMES IN THE MANSFIELD ISD SCHOOL DISTRICT.

SO THEREFORE, THAT'S WHY IT'S NOT THIS GIANT 20% THAT YOU MIGHT BE SEEING, BUT THERE IS A CAP THERE THAT GOES AGAINST AN INDIVIDUAL'S RESIDENTIAL HOME OC ON THE TAX RATE.

SO YOU CAN SEE OVER THE PAST FIVE YEARS IT HAS DECREASED AND EVEN WITH THE VAT THREE, WE SAID THERE WAS NO OVERALL TAX RATE INCREASE AND THAT IS WHAT HAS HAPPENED.

SO THAT WENT FROM A DOLLAR FOUR, FOUR, SIX, FOUR, THAT'S IN THE THIRD LINE, THIRD BAR TO A DOLLAR FOR 183 WITH THE PASSAGE OF THE VAT TREE USING

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THE 10% ESTIMATE IN OUR PROPERTY TAXES, WE'RE LOOKING AT THAT 1.3831, WHICH MEANS $0.36 FOR THE INTEREST AND SINKING FUND. AND THAT YOU REMEMBER THE 10% SHOWED THE DOLLAR TO THREE ONE.

SO YOU COMBINE THERE, WHICH MEANS IT'S A REDUCTION OF JUST OVER THREE AND A HALF PENNIES.

OK TALKING ABOUT THAT HOLD HARMLESS FOR 2122.

SO IN 2122 AND THAT BLUE AT THE TOP FOR THE FIRST FOUR, SIX WEEKS, WE HAD A 93.3% ATTENDANCE RATE IN 2019, 2020.

THAT IS WHAT WAS REFERRED TO AS OUR HOLD HARMLESS GAUGE.

AND THE REASON THEY DID THAT FROM TVA IS BECAUSE THAT WAS THE FIRST FOUR SIX WEEKS THAT WAS NORMAL.

OF THAT YEAR. YOU KNOW, IT WAS A SPRING.

THAT'S WHEN THINGS STARTED GETTING.

YOU KNOW, MARCH OF 2020.

SO THEY SAID, OKAY, WHAT WAS YOUR LIFE? WHAT WAS YOUR DISTRICT LIKE ON A NORMAL YEAR? SO WE WERE AT 96.27%.

THEY ADJUST TO THE HIGHER PERCENT.

AND THAT MADE US GO FROM 32.32 THOUSAND 437.

AVERAGE DAILY ATTENDANCE TO 33,422 AVERAGE DAILY ATTENDANCE.

OR YOU CAN SEE AN OVERALL INCREASE OF ABOUT 6.7 MILLION BECAUSE OF THE HOLD HARMLESS.

IF YOU ALSO NOTICE, IF YOU COULD DO THE MATH FOR EVERY 1% AND ATTENDANCE IS ABOUT 2 MILLION, A LITTLE OVER $2 MILLION.

SO WHEN YOU LOOK AT THAT MATH, LOOKING AT IT FROM A BAR GRAPH, YOU CAN SEE THAT THE BLUE IS WHERE WE'VE BEEN FUNDED ON ON REAL NUMBERS, ON THE NUMBERS THAT ARE REAL.

IF WE WERE TO BE FUNDED ON ACTUALS, THAT WOULD BE THE BLUE BAR.

AND THEN THE GREEN BAR IS WHAT WAS MADE UP ON THAT HOLD HARMLESS.

SO WHAT WE NEED TO SEE HERE IS THAT THE FINAL BAR IS VERY, VERY SIMILAR TO 1920.

IT GOES BACK, IT'S THE EVEN MARK.

SO ON 2020, 2021, THERE WAS AN ADJUSTMENT TO THE OPERATIONAL MINUTES ON THAT WHICH INCREASED YOUR AVERAGE DAILY ATTENDANCE AND THEN MAJOR ATTENDANCE RATE GO.

LIKE IT WASN'T THE SAME FORMULA AS WHAT YOU'RE SEEING ON 2122 FISCAL YEAR.

SO I LIKE THIS ONE BECAUSE IT EXPLAINS TO OUR AUDIENCE AND EVERYONE WHAT HAS REALLY HAPPENED OVER THE YEARS.

SCHOOL DISTRICTS HAVE NOT BEEN FUNDED ON A NORMAL, AVERAGE DAILY ATTENDANCE SINCE 2018 19 FULL SCHOOL YEAR.

SO IF YOU LOOK AT 1819 FUNDED BACK TO THE ACTUAL ADA, 2019 TO 2020, THIS IS LAST SIX WEEKS ESTIMATED BASED ON HISTORICAL AVERAGE.

YOU KNOW, IT GOT COMPLICATED.

WE HAD TO FOLLOW EVERY MATHEMATICAL EQUATION WERE DOING AND THEN 2020, 2021 THAT WAS THE HELD HARMLESS WITH ESSER.

SO I WANT YOU TO WALK THROUGH THAT WITH ME 20, 20, 20, 21.

THEY SAID YOU'RE HELD HARMLESS, BUT YOU GOT TO USE SOME OF YOUR MONEY.

21. 22.

THAT'S THIS YEAR, THE FIRST FOUR, SIX WEEKS.

THEY SAID, OH, WELL, YOU CAN BE HELD HARMLESS, BUT YOU DON'T NEED TO USE YOUR EXTRA MONEY FOR THAT.

WE'LL TAKE CARE OF YOU.

SO THAT WAS SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

OK SO NOW WE'RE IN 22, 23 RETURN TO NORMAL.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT NORMAL WILL MEAN? SO WE HAVE A LOT TO THINK ABOUT ON THAT.

SO WE'VE COME THROUGH A LOT, BUT WE'VE KEPT UP WITH IT.

LET'S LOOK AT FEDERAL FUNDS.

THOSE ARE OUR ESSER FUNDS.

THERE'S WE'VE SHARED THIS OVER THE PAST, BUT IT'S THE TOTAL THAT WAS TO THE STATE.

1.3 BILLION WAS OUR ESSER ONE.

THAT WAS THE VERY FIRST ONE IN MARCH OF 2020 THAT CALLED THE CARES ACT.

AND I REMEMBER IN THE VERY BEGINNING, EVERYBODY THOUGHT EVERYTHING WAS CALLED CARES ACT AND IT'S NOT IT'S JUST THE FIRST ONE.

AND THEN YOU BECAME BUT NO ONE EVER SAID, SORRY, WHATEVER THAT IS.

SO THAT'S ESSER TWO, WHICH STANDS FOR KRONOS CORONAVIRUS AID RELIEF AND ECONOMIC SECURITY ACT.

THAT WAS 5.5 BILLION MANSFIELD ISD.

THIS PORTION IS 3.2 MILLION MARCH 2021.

THAT'S THE BIGGEST ONE ESSER THREE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN 12.4 BILLION TO THE STATE.

29.8 MILLION TO MANSFIELD ISD.

OKAY. WE'RE GOING TO GO THROUGH WHERE THAT'S GONE.

WHAT'S GOING ON WITH THAT? SO AS OF MARCH 31ST, 2022, THESE ARE THE NUMBERS THAT I HAVE.

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THAT IS THE ALLOTTED AMOUNT THAT I JUST SHARED WITH YOU A MINUTE AGO.

AND THEN THAT GREEN BAR WE TALKED ABOUT, THAT WAS THAT HOLD HARMLESS.

THAT'S WHERE THOSE NUMBERS COME FROM.

THAT 3,059,803 WAS ESSER ONE.

EVERY PENNY THEY ALLOTTED US IN 20 1920 WENT STRAIGHT TO HOLD HARMLESS.

SO WE DIDN'T GET ANY EXTRA MONEY, BUT WE DIDN'T HURT FROM THE ATTENDANCE.

ESSER TWO WE RECEIVED 7.3 MILLION FOR HELD HARMLESS.

WE RECEIVED TOTAL 13.1, BUT WE HAD TO USE 7.3 FOR THE ATTENDANCE.

SO AND THEN ESSER THREE.

NOTICE THERE'S NO NUMBER THERE BECAUSE THEY GAVE US SOME ADDITIONAL THEY'RE GOING TO GIVE US SOME ADDITIONAL FUNDS FOR THAT.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT CUMULATIVE EXPENDITURES, THAT JUST SHOWS YOU AS OF MARCH 31ST, SO AM I LOOKING AT A FINANCIAL THIS IS HOW MUCH WE'VE SPENT SO FAR.

SO THE DISTRICT HAS SPENT 24 POINT ALMOST 3 MILLION.

AND THAT INCLUDES THE HOLD HARMLESS.

IT'S PART OF IT. IT SAYS FUNDS REMAINING.

BUT I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU.

THAT DOESN'T MEAN THEY'RE NOT ALLOCATED.

THEY'RE ALL ALLOCATED.

BUT I WANTED YOU TO SEE THIS IS FINANCE.

THIS IS THE MONEY THAT'S LEFT.

I HAVE A GRAPH HERE THAT JUST SHOWS YOU IN THE DIFFERENT COLORS, THE 20, THAT'S THE ESSER ONE, THE FAR LEFT THAT WE DID HAVE A PRIVATE NONPROFIT AGREEMENT THAT WE HAD TO REACH OUT TO PRIVATE NONPROFITS ON ESSER ONE.

AND SO THERE WAS 19,000 THAT WAS SPENT WITH SAINT JOSEPH ESSER TWO.

WAS THE BLUE THERE OR THE ORANGE THERE, THAT WAS 10 MILLION.

AND THEN THE GREEN IS THE ESSER THREE EXPENDITURES.

WE HAVE THIS BROKEN OUT BY FUNCTION.

SO 80% OF ESSER TOTAL EXPENDITURES IS IN YOUR INSTRUCTION, AND THEN THE BLUE IS SUPPORT SERVICES.

AND THEN ON THE OBJECT CODE YOU HAVE SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS.

A MAJORITY OF THAT HAS BEEN TECHNOLOGY, A MAJORITY OF THAT.

WE DO HAVE SALARIES AND BENEFITS IN THERE AND SOME POSITIONS WE HAVE SHARED WITH YOU ALL THAT THIS IS A CONCERN THAT YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU'RE SPENDING IT ON ONE TIME VERSUS ONGOING.

SO I CAN TELL YOU THAT WE HAVE 94% OF THIS WHOLE BUDGET, THIS WHOLE PACKAGE IS ON ONE TIME.

SO ONLY 6% ARE THINGS THAT WE HAVE COMMITTED TO.

AND THOSE ARE THINGS LIKE CONTRACTS LIKE OUR MAP THAT WE'VE DEALT THAT WE USE FOR CURRICULUM HAS BEEN USED IN OUR ESSER FUNDS.

OK. SO IF YOU LOOK AT IT FROM THIS POINT, HOW HOW HOW MUCH TIME DO WE HAVE TO SPEND THESE FUNDS? THERE IS A DEADLINE, AS SIR, ONE, TWO AND THREE WAS 20, 20, 2021.

YOU COULD GO UP TO 2023 FOR ALL ESSER ONE, TWO AND THREE, AND THEN THEY STOP.

AND THEN YOU HAVE ONE YEAR TO FINISH OUT YOUR ESSER THREE 2324 AND I DON'T KNOW IF YOU MIGHT RECALL THAT FORMULA TRANSITION GRANT THAT WE TALKED ABOUT EARLY ON WHEN WE WERE DOING THE VAT TREE PRESENTATIONS, THAT WAS A BIG IMPACT.

THAT WAS THAT HOUSE BILL THREE WHEN THEY ROLLED OUT NEW FUNDING MECHANISMS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

AND MANSFIELD WAS IN THIS LITTLE SPOT THAT SAID, WELL, THEY DIDN'T GET AS MUCH AS EVERYBODY ELSE.

WE NEED TO GIVE THEM A FORMULA TRANSITION GRANT SO YOU'RE MORE EVEN.

SO WE WERE AT A $9 MILLION AND THAT WAS A BIG HIT IF THAT WERE TO JUST CUT OFF.

BUT ANYWAY, THAT'S WHEN IT CUTS OFF TOO.

SO YOU'VE GOT SOME DISTRICTS THAT ARE CUTTING OFF.

ESSER THREE AND FORMULA TRANSITION.

GRANT BUT WHEN THE PASSAGE OF THE VAT TREE HAPPENED, IT TOOK US OFF THAT FORM.

WE DON'T NEED THAT ANYMORE.

WE'RE SUSTAINING BY OURSELVES NOW.

SO THAT'S A GREAT, GREAT THING.

AS THEIR FUNDS.

SO IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THOSE THAT MONEY WILL RUN OUT AND HOW DOES IT LOOK ON A GRAPH.

SO IF WE WERE TO COMBINE OUR STATE AID AND OUR PROPERTY TAX REVENUES IN OUR GENERAL FUND, YOU CAN SEE THE BLUE BAR.

THAT'S OUR MAP TAXES, OUR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS, PROPERTY TAXES ON THE ORANGE BAR THAT IS, OR STATE AID.

SO YOU CAN SEE THEY'RE PRETTY STABLE AND THEY GO UP A LITTLE BIT AND IT'S ENROLLMENT THAT'S GOING TO DRIVE SOME OF THAT UP THE GREEN AT THE VERY TOP ON THAT 2020 122 THAT'S YOUR ESSER THREE SO YOU CAN SEE WE SPEND THE MAJORITY OF IT IN THOSE TWO YEARS AND WE HAVE ALREADY WE'RE DONE BY 23, 24.

BUT IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THAT FISCAL CLIFF WILL HAPPEN AND WE BETTER BE PREPARED.

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SO WE HAVE SOME THOUGHT.

WE HAVE SUSTAINABLE IDEAS.

WE HAVE ALL THAT.

I'M GOING TO ASK I WANT YOU ALL TO KNOW THAT WE HAVE A ESSER THREE WEB PAGE.

IT'S A COMPLIANCE PART OF THE PIECE OF THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN.

AND I'M GOING TO ASK MY LITTLE BUDDY HEATH OVER THERE IF HE'LL PULL IT UP.

FOR ME. ALL RIGHT.

SAVING TIME. HE DID IT FOR ME.

SO IT'S ON THE BUSINESS SERVICES WEBSITE AND RIGHT ABOVE FINANCIAL TRANSPARENCY.

BUT IF YOU JUST SCROLL DOWN THERE, YOU CAN SEE ALL EVERYTHING IT TALKS ABOUT THE SURVEY THAT WAS DONE JUNE 8TH OF 2020.

WE WE PRESENTED IT TO YOU ALL.

IT WAS APPROVED.

SO WE HAVE OUR USE OF FUNDS PLAN OUT THERE.

AND IF YOU WILL, CLICK ON THAT FUNDING OVERVIEW FOR ME.

OKAY. SO HERE YOU CAN SEE ALL OF THE ESSER FUNDS.

SCROLL DOWN.

THAT WAS A PIECE THAT YOU SAW IN THE PRESENTATION.

THIS GETS UPDATED MONTHLY AUTOMATICALLY.

SO AT ANY TIME ANYONE WANTS TO GO OUT THERE AND SEE WHERE WE ARE, IT'S OUT THERE FOR TRANSPARENCY.

AND THERE'S THE REST OF IT THAT WE SAW THERE.

SCROLL DOWN ONE MORE A LITTLE BIT.

SO YOU SEE THAT BIG BLUE BAR RIGHT THERE? THAT HAPPENED DECEMBER 20, 21.

THAT WAS THAT BIG ONE TIME STIPEND.

OKAY. AND THEN THERE'S ESSER THREE RIGHT THERE, WHICH IS THE SAME, SAME KIND OF THING.

BUT THAT'S JUST ESSER THREE, BECAUSE THAT'S THE ONE WE HAD TO BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH.

WE'RE BEING VERY TRANSPARENT, SHOWING YOU THESE ON A MONTHLY BASIS, BUT I WANT YOU ALL TO TAKE A LOOK AT IT.

AND ANYONE THAT WANTS TO VIEW IT AT ANY TIME IS WELCOME TO OK.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. HE'S A GREAT JOB.

ALL RIGHT. WE PRACTICED BEFORE THIS.

OKAY. AND THERE'S THE FLAME.

SO NOW IT'S TO LET'S TALK ABOUT THE REAL BUDGET THAT WILL BE ADOPTED AS BOARD MEMBERS.

YOU'RE REQUIRED TO ADOPT THE GENERAL FUND, THE DEBT SERVICE FUND AND THE STUDENT NUTRITION FUND.

SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE GOING TO GO OVER THE GENERAL FUND SUPPORTING OUR DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS.

SO HERE'S OUR PRELIMINARY BUDGET.

LOOKING AT THE HISTORY, THESE ARE THE FAST FACTS.

SO WE LOOK AT HOW DOES ENROLLMENT GO.

THERE'S THAT 35,000 849 FOR 2223.

AND THEN WE ENDED UP THESE ARE SNAPSHOT NUMBERS WHICH EVERY LAST FRIDAY AND OCTOBER TO BE CONSISTENT.

AND YOU'LL NOTICE THAT IN 1920 WE WERE AT 35,000, 66, 69.

THEN WE TOOK THAT BIG DIP.

BUT IT'S COMING, RIGHT? IT'S COMING BACK UP.

A. FOUR.

HOW IS THAT CRYSTAL BALL IN 21? 22. SO WE BROUGHT TO ALL THE BUDGET IN 21, 22, 35,434.

AND WE WERE AT 35, FIVE, 66.

WHAT HURT US WAS THE ATTENDANCE RATES.

SO SO FAR, WE'RE DOING OKAY WITH THE HOLD HARMLESS.

ALL RIGHT. SO LOOKING AT THE PROPERTY VALUE CHANGE, YOU CAN SEE.

IT'S BEEN KIND OF CRAZY.

IT WENT NINE, THEN 11 AND THREE.

AND THEN EIGHT AND THEN TEN.

AND THEN YOU CAN SEE THE MAINTENANCE OPERATIONS TAX RATE, THE.

AND YOU CAN SEE FROM 2020, 2021, IT WENT BACK UP WITH THE VAT TREE, BUT IT'S GOING TO GO DOWN TO THE 100 TO 3 ONE AND THEN INTEREST IN SINKING FUND IS STAYING STABLE.

WE ARE ABLE TO PAY THE BOND PAYMENTS WITH THAT $0.36 AND IT COMES TO A LITTLE OVER THREE AND A HALF CENTS REDUCTION IN THE OVERALL TAX RATE.

WE ARE ESTIMATING OUR FUND BALANCE AS OF THIS YEAR.

WE'RE STILL PROJECTING AND WE STILL GOT THINGS THAT JUST GOT TO SETTLE AND GET A LITTLE BIT BETTER PICTURE.

BUT AS OF RIGHT NOW, WE ARE LOOKING PRETTY GOOD AT LEAST TO HAVE SOMEWHAT ESTIMATE.

I'LL GIVE YOU A NUMBER IN JUST A MINUTE.

THERE'S YOUR ENROLLMENT PICTURE THAT I WENT OVER AND THE PROJECTIONS AND THEN THE PRELIMINARY BUDGET, LOOKING AT YOUR LOCAL REVENUES GOING UP ABOUT THAT 10 MILLION.

WELL, I WANT TO DRAW YOUR ATTENTION FIRST.

LOOK AT THE ADOPTED BUDGET OF 2020, 2021 AND THE TOTAL REVENUES.

THAT WAS 313.4 MILLION WITH THE VAT AREA.

IT MOVED IT UP TO 342.2 MILLION AND THEN IT STAYS STABLE.

SO THAT'S HOW IT'S SAYING WITH US THAT VAZIRI IS STAYING WITH US.

IT'S NOT AN ADDITIONAL 24 MILLION EVERY YEAR WE USE THAT.

SO. WE GO FROM OUR REVENUES.

LOCAL 10 MILLION PROPERTY VALUES INCREASE.

STATE GOES DOWN JUST LIKE THAT FORMULA.

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BUT THE FEDERAL NOTICE IT GOES UP TO 5.2 MILLION.

WHY IS THAT? SO THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT WE'RE ABLE TO DO, SUCH AS MAXIMIZING OUR INDIRECT COST RATES.

THOSE ARE THINGS THAT WE SUPPORT AS A DISTRICT TO OTHER PROGRAMS, SUCH AS STUDENT NUTRITION AND OUR QUEST PROGRAMS. AND WE'RE ABLE TO CAPITALIZE ON THE ADMINISTRATION OF THOSE FEES THAT GO ALONG WITH THAT.

SO WE USE THAT MONEY AND WE CAN CAPTURE IT BACK IN THE GENERAL FUND.

ESSER ALSO HAS AN INDIRECT COST RATE TO ALLOW US TO CAPTURE THOSE FUNDS, TO USE THAT TO ADMINISTER THAT GRANT.

SO THAT'S WHY IT GOES UP.

AND SO THEREFORE, THAT CAUSES THE ONE 3.1 MILLION INCREASE IN THE FUNDING.

SO WE HAVE OUR CHANGE IN FUNDING ON EXPENDITURES.

I KNOW IT IS A LITTLE SMALL, BUT WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE GOT ALL THE LINES IN THERE LOOKING AT THE WIN OVER ALL OF THE THE NEW INCREASES, BUT LOOKING AT THE PAYROLL, WHICH OUR NUMBER ONE, THE BIGGEST AMOUNT IS PAYROLL, AND IT INCLUDES THAT 11 MILLION SALARY INCREASE, BUT IT ALSO INCLUDES THAT BIG LINE ITEM THAT YOU SEE IN THE MIDDLE RIGHT THERE, THE BIG ONE, 14 MILLION.

THAT WAS THOSE OPENING OF THOSE THREE NEW SCHOOLS WITH CHOICE.

THE FTES WAS ABOUT 9 MILLION.

SO THAT GOT MOVED UP INTO THE SALARIES AND BENEFITS.

AND THEN YOUR CAMPUS ALLOTMENTS AND YOUR DEPARTMENT ALLOCATIONS, THEY'RE STAYING FAIRLY STABLE.

I'M VERY PROUD OF OUR CAMPUSES AND DEPARTMENTS.

THEY HAVE BEEN VERY CONSERVATIVE AND DOING WHAT THEY NEED TO DO, BUT THEY HAVE KEPT IT A GOOD PACE.

READING ACADEMIES, THAT'S THAT MANDATORY ONE WE HAD.

IT'S STAYING IN THERE FOR THE LAST YEAR, IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN.

RIGHT. AND THEN OPENING FULL DAY PRE-K.

THIS IS OUR FINAL YEAR.

IT'S THE BIG ONE.

SO WE'VE WAITED TILL THE ABSOLUTE FINAL YEAR TO FINISH THIS OUT, BUT IT'S AT A BIG STICKER PRICE OF ALMOST 3 MILLION.

AND IF MISS COBB, ISN'T OUR PRE-K ENROLLMENT GOING STRONG? YES, IT IS.

IT'S GOING GREAT, ACTUALLY.

REALLY GOOD. SO THEN WE HAVE OUR ORCHESTRA FINE ARTS ACADEMY.

THAT'S A PRICE OF 2.3 MILLION.

TECHNOLOGY PLAN THAT WAS THAT MILLION DOLLAR PLACEHOLDER AND PRIORITY ONE ON 50 ADDITIONAL REQUESTS.

THAT WAS 1.5 MILLION THAT WE OUTLINED EARLIER.

THAT WAS THE GAGGLE SOFTWARE, THOSE TYPE OF THINGS.

AND THEN THE COVERED EXPENDITURES.

NOTICE I HAVE A BIG FAT ZERO THERE.

I'M HOPING THAT THAT IS STILL THE CASE.

AND THEN CAPITAL OUTLAY IS 157,000 FOR THE BAND UNIFORMS. SO THE OVERALL CHANGE FROM PRIOR YEAR TO THIS YEAR IS 3.1 MILLION.

AND SO ONE THING WE DO WANT TO POINT OUT IS TERRI'S ACTIVE CARE.

THEY TYPICALLY GO UP AND TREES ACTUALLY CHANGE THE WAY THEY DEVELOP THE RATES FOR THE MEDICAL INSURANCE.

THEY DO IT BY REGIONS.

SO IF YOU'RE REGION TEN AND 11, THAT'S THEIR DFW AREA, YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE A LOT HIGHER RATE THAN YOU WOULD AT REGION ONE, WHICH IS EDINBURG, EDINBURG, EDINBURG AND MCALLEN AREA, THAT TYPE OF AREA.

SO THERE'S WENT DOWN HOUR, STAYED STABLE.

THERE WAS ONE SLIGHT DECREASE ACTUALLY IN ACTIVE CARE, PRIMARY PLUS.

BUT EMPLOYEE ONLY PLANS ALL NONE OF THEM INCREASE.

SO THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT THAT IS OUR STAFF GETS TO FEEL A RAISE AND THAT IS A GOOD FEELING.

WE DID THAT OUTSIDE OF THE ACTIVE CARE THAT THE HMO DID HAVE A SLIGHT INCREASE.

THAT'S NOT PART OF THE TERRACE, BUT WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT IS THE CASE.

ALL OTHERS REMAIN THE SAME.

AND SOMETHING ELSE WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR COMMUNITY, OUR STAFF IS FULLY AWARE OF IS OUR EMPLOYEE CLINIC THAT WE OFFER.

IT'S LOCATED INSIDE THE METHODIST FAMILY HEALTH CENTER.

WE HAVE A PHYSICIAN'S ASSISTANT AND OTHER MEDICAL STAFF ON DUTY AT ALL TIMES, MONDAY TO FRIDAY, ETC., ETC.

IT SERVES ALL OUR EMPLOYEES AND OUR SPOUSES AND THEIR DEPENDENTS AT $10 COPAY WITH NO INSURANCE BILLING.

AND IT SERVES ON THE MINOR TYPE OF THINGS, BUT IT IS AVAILABLE TO US.

SO I WANTED TO MAKE SURE EVERYBODY WAS FULLY AWARE.

WE HAVE A GREAT EMPLOYEE CLINIC.

IN SUMMARY OF THAT, SOMEHOW I GOT THIS DOWN BELOW THE HEALTH CARE, BUT IT'S THERE.

SO THE SUMMARY OF THE REVENUES OF EXPENDITURES IS THIS IS A BALANCED BUDGET AND CHANGING IN THE FUNDING.

SO I JUST WANT TO POINT OUT FOR ANYBODY THAT SAYS, WELL, WHY DO WE HAVE A DEFICIT IN 2020, 2021?

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THAT DEFICIT WAS CHROMEBOOKS AND BUSSES THAT DIDN'T COME IN ON TIME.

I'M GOING TO MAKE THAT VERY CLEAR AND DIDN'T COME IN.

AND THAT HAS BEEN A STRUGGLE WITH CERTAIN THINGS.

THAT'S WHY I'M WAITING ON THE DUST SETTLED.

THERE ARE THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN ORDERED MONTHS AGO.

BUT THAT'S ONE BONUS ABOUT HAVING THAT CAPITAL PROJECT FUND THAT WE PUT ASIDE, THAT $8 MILLION TRANSFER.

AND THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH FOR APPROVING THAT BECAUSE IT GIVES US THAT FLEXIBILITY OUTSIDE OF THE GENERAL FUND FOR THINGS THAT COME IN ONE OTHER WAY. HOW DO WE MAKE THIS BUDGET BALANCED? IS WE WE NOTICED THAT IN OUR SALARY BUDGET, WE BUDGET 100% EVERY SEAT, EVERY SPOT, EVERY DAY THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE YEAR.

YOU KNOW, SO IF WE HAVE A POSITION BEING HIRED OR THEY GET, THEY DON'T COME TILL LATER IN THE YEAR.

WE HAVE THIS EXCESS FUNDING IN THE BUDGET, WHICH HAS BEEN NICE.

I'M LIKE, THAT'S BEEN WONDERFUL.

BUT ALSO NOTICE THE TREND IN OUR CHANGING IN OUR FUND BALANCE.

SO 8.2 MILLION INCREASE IN 1920 9.4 MILLION IN 2020 2021 FOR 2122, WE'RE ESTIMATING ABOUT A $2 MILLION INCREASE IN FUND BALANCE IN.

THE NUMBER ONE REASON IS WE HAD 8 MILLION MOVED OVER INTO THE CAPITAL PROJECT FUND, SO IT WOULD HAVE BEEN MORE.

BUT WE'VE HAD A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF VACANCIES.

AND SO FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS, WHEN WE DID AN ANALYSIS ON VACANCIES, IT'S BEEN ABOUT CLOSE TO THAT FUND BALANCE EXTRA THERE. SO WE THOUGHT, WELL, LET'S GET A MORE ACTUAL.

YOU KNOW, WHAT IS OUR REAL BUDGET LIKE? YOU KNOW, SO LET'S GET INTO IT.

SO WE HAVE WE'RE GOING TO SAY 97.4% IS SALARY BUDGET.

AND THAT IS HOW ONE REASON WE'RE ABLE TO DO A BALANCED BUDGET.

AND NOW WE'RE ESTIMATING REALLY NOT ANY BIG CHANGES IN FINE BALANCE.

AND THAT WAY WE TAKE CARE OF OUR PEOPLE NOW THAT ARE WORKING EXTRA HARD INSTEAD OF HAVING THESE VACANCIES AND THEY'RE DOUBLING UP THE WORK.

SO THAT IS ONE WAY WE'RE ABLE TO DO THE 4% RAISE WITH THE BALANCED BUDGET.

OK AND THEN HOW DOES IT LOOK GOING FORWARD? SO WE ESTIMATED IN 2020 TO 2023, 283 MORE STUDENTS WITH A 10% INCREASE.

THAT'S AND THERE'S YOUR TAX RATE THAT WE TALKED ABOUT.

BALANCED BUDGET, 23, 24.

WE'RE SAYING 200 MORE KIDS.

9% INCREASE IN PROPERTY VALUES DOESN'T REALLY MATTER, REALLY, EXCEPT THE TAXES.

THE TAX RATE DOESN'T REALLY MATTER TO OUR BUDGET, BUT TO TAXPAYER.

IT WOULD BECAUSE IT AFFECTS THEIR TAX RATE.

SO THAT ENDS UP WITH A LITTLE BIT OF REVENUE OVER EXPENDITURES AT 1.4 MILLION AND THEN 2020 FOR 2025 IS WE THINK THERE'S GOING TO BE THIS IS GOING BY THE DEMOGRAPHERS PROJECTIONS, IT'S THE WAY THEY DID THEIRS AND THE BUILDINGS AND THE PERMITS AND ALL THAT.

SO JUST MIMIC THEIRS.

SO IT GETS ABOUT 4.1 MILLION.

BUT I WANT TO POINT OUT THAT WE HAVE HAD I DID NOT PUT ANY ADDITIONS TO THE SALARIES AND BENEFITS IN HERE.

THIS IS JUST A BIRD'S EYE VIEW TO SHOW YOU WHERE WE ARE AND WHAT IT MIGHT LOOK LIKE FROM A REVENUE STANDPOINT AND REVENUES THAT ARE EXPENDITURES. BEFORE WE MOVE ON, CAN I MAKE A COMMENT OR I JUST SO THE TAX RATE BUT I DO WANT TO TOUCH BASE ON THAT A LITTLE BIT LIKE YOU TALKED ABOUT THE TAX RATE DOESN'T NECESSARILY MAKE A DIFFERENCE TO THE DISTRICT, BUT IT DOES TO THE TAXPAYER.

SO WHY DON'T YOU TELL US A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT WHY WE DON'T JUST DROP THAT TAX RATE SUPER LOW SINCE IT DOESN'T REALLY MATTER TO US AND IT MATTERS TO THE TAXPAYER.

SO WHY DON'T WE LOWER THAT MORE? OKAY. BECAUSE THERE IS A FORMULA YOU'VE GOT TO MAKE YOUR YOU GOT TO MAKE THE BEST EFFORT FORWARD BY THE STATE THEY'RE GOING TO IT'S GOING TO FALL ON THEM TO PICK UP THE TAB.

AND THAT IS A GOOD QUESTION.

WELL, BECAUSE I WILL TELL YOU, THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S SUPER INTERESTING TO ME, BECAUSE AUSTIN OFTEN TELLS US, LEGISLATURE OFTEN TELLS US, YOU KNOW, YOU NEED TO GO TALK TO YOUR LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD ABOUT YOUR TAX RATES, YOU KNOW, AND GET THEM TO LOWER IT.

AND WE'RE LIKE, BUT WE YOU SAY WE HAVE TO MAINTAIN A CERTAIN TAX RATE.

SO WE APPRECIATE YOU TALKING TO US.

SO YOU SHOULD GO TO AUSTIN AND TALK TO THEM.

AND IT CREATES A VERY CIRCULAR ARGUMENT THERE THAT'S SUPER FRUSTRATING FOR TAXPAYERS.

SO I LIKE TO CLARIFY THAT AS OFTEN AS WE CAN, JUST TO HELP THEM UNDERSTAND THAT WHILE SCHOOL BOARDS CAN SET TAX RATES, IT'S JUST WITHIN A VERY NARROW WINDOW.

CORRECT. THAT IS.

THANK YOU FOR CLARIFYING THAT.

THAT IS CORRECT.

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BECAUSE WHAT HAPPENS IS THE STATE OFFSETS THE DECREASE AND THEY WOULD THEY'RE GOING TO COME AFTER.

SO, MICHELLE, IS IT LABELED THE MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT IN WHICH THERE'S A PENALTY FOR NOT UPHOLDING? SO THAT'S A SEPARATE THAT'S ANOTHER.

THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT UP.

SO THERE IS SOME MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT THAT WE HAVE TO FOLLOW THAT MAINTAINS A STUDENT PER FUNDING.

BUT IF THE STATE KICKS IT UP, THEY LOOK AT LOCAL TAX DOLLARS AND STATE DOLLARS AND THEY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT IS STABILIZED.

IF WE GO TOO LOW AND THE STATE DOESN'T SUBSIDIZE IT, THEN WE'RE NOT MEETING OUR MAINTENANCE OF EFFORT.

SO THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT UP.

IT GETS COMPLICATED, BUT THAT'S A GOOD POINT.

I'M GLAD YOU BROUGHT THAT UP BECAUSE I DON'T WANT ANYBODY THINKING THAT IT'S BECAUSE I KNOW THAT YOUR TEAM DOES THE VERY BEST TO TRY TO FIGURE OUT THE OPTIMUM TAX RATE SO THAT WE'RE GETTING THE MOST MONEY FOR OUR STUDENTS, BUT ALSO NOT UNDULY RAISING TAXES TO CREATE TOO MUCH OF A BURDEN TO THE TAXPAYER.

SO I DO APPRECIATE THE WORK THAT GOES INTO THAT, AND I UNDERSTAND THAT IT'S A LITTLE BIT HARDER THAN JUST PUTTING YOUR FINGER IN THE AIR.

AND IT IS.

THANK YOU. YES, WE DO.

WE ARE VERY MINDFUL OF ALL ASPECTS OF IT AND TRYING TO BE GOOD STEWARDS AS BEST AS WE CAN OF THAT TAXPAYER DOLLAR.

OK SO ON THE STUDENT NUTRITION SIDE, ONE AND A HALF MILLION IS AN INDIRECT COST THAT WE TALKED ABOUT EARLIER THAT GOES BACK TO THE GENERAL FUND THAT'S PART OF THIS BUDGET AND NO EXTENSION OF FREE MEALS THUS FAR.

SO WE'RE WAITING.

HOPEFULLY FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL CHANGE THEIR MINDS, BUT THAT IS WHAT WE KNOW RIGHT NOW.

AND I DO KNOW I'M GOING TO ASK ACTUALLY SINCE WE SPOKE ABOUT MEALS, MR. BROGDON, HOW MANY MEALS HAVE WE SERVED THIS YEAR? SO TODAY WE SERVE 5.3 MILLION, AND THAT PUTS US ON TASK, OUR OWN ON TARGET FOR 5.5 MILLION FOR THIS THIS SCHOOL YEAR, WHICH IS INCREDIBLE.

IT'S IMPRESSIVE. THANK YOU.

THAT IS IMPRESSIVE. TEAM MS..

RITA DENTON AND HER TEAM.

SO SHE PRESENTED SHE PREPARED THIS BUDGET.

AND YOU CAN SEE THE ADOPTED BUDGET FOR THIS YEAR WAS A 17.7 MILLION REVENUES.

IT'S GOING UP.

AND THEN SAME THING WITH THE EXPENDITURES.

AND WHAT I THINK I WANT TO NOTE ON HERE IS THAT $1,000,000 IN THE CAPITAL OUTLAY AT THE VERY BOTTOM, THAT IS AN EXTRA EXPENDITURE FOR 22 TO 23 BECAUSE OF THINGS THAT WERE ORDERED DIDN'T COME IN UNTIL THIS NEXT YEAR.

SO THAT'S ONE THING YOU NOTICE THAT THERE'S A DEFICIT GOING IN THERE.

BUT I WANT TO SHOW YOU ALSO THAT SHE HAS MISSED DENTON HAS TOLD US SHE'S ESTIMATING TWO AND A HALF MILLION INCREASE THIS YEAR.

SO YOU DO WANT TO ENSURE THAT YOU DO NOT HAVE MORE THAN THREE MONTHS OF EXPENDITURES IN YOUR FUND BALANCE OR YOU'VE GOT TO HAVE A PLAN IN ACTION.

AND SO THAT'S ONE REASON WE'RE GOING TO DIP INTO THAT FUND BALANCE IS EXPECTED EVENTUALLY TO OFFSET SOME OF THAT INCREASE IN THERE.

AND AND IT ALSO WILL ALLOW THE DISTRICT, IF WE NEEDED TO, THE GENERAL FUND, TO MAXIMIZE THOSE INDIRECT COSTS, IF WE NEEDED TO.

SO THOSE ARE JUST THINGS IN THERE.

I'M VERY PROUD OF THAT, THAT GROUP IN THERE.

AND THEN ON THE DEBT SERVICE, IT'S YOUR LAST ONE TO APPROVE.

WE ARE MAINTAINING THE DECREASED TAX RATE OF $0.36 AND IT HAS A BALANCED BUDGET.

SO WE'RE ABLE THAT WAS A CONCERN.

I KNOW BACK IN THE VAT THREE IS IF WE DO THIS, ARE WE GOING TO BE ABLE TO PAY OUR BOND PAYMENTS AND INTEREST PAYMENTS ON THE INTEREST AND SINKING FUND SIDE? AND THE ANSWER IS YES.

SO THAT IS OUR BALANCED BUDGET, SLIGHT INCREASE IN THE REVENUES DUE TO PROPERTY TAX REVENUES.

NOW THIS DOES AFFECT STRICTLY PROPERTY TAX REVENUES.

THERE IS NO ENROLLMENT IN PART OF THIS EQUATION.

AND THEN SO YOU SEE THE INCREASE IN THE EXPENDITURES.

WE'RE STILL ABLE TO DO THAT.

OVERALL, THE BUDGET, I'M VERY PROUD SUPPORTS OF VISION 2030 AND A 4% RAISE.

THERE'S NO INCREASE IN THE MEDICAL INSURANCE PREMIUMS EXCEPT FOR THAT HMO REDUCTION IN THE OVERALL TAX RATE OF JUST THREE AND ONE HALF OR A LITTLE OVER THREE AND A HALF CENTS.

IT'S A BALANCED BUDGET IN THE GENERAL FUND AND DEBT SERVICE AND A PLANNED ONE AND THE AND THE STUDENT NUTRITION SIDE.

AND IT'S MAINTAINING ABOVE YOUR BOARD'S COMMITMENT OF 25% OF EXPENDITURES IN THE GENERAL FUND BALANCE.

SO. ANY QUESTIONS? THAT WAS A LOT OF INFORMATION.

BOARD MEMBERS TO MY RIGHT, ANY QUESTIONS?

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MR. SNEED? WELL, I DO HAVE A QUESTION ON THE FIRST.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR THOROUGHNESS AND THE PRESENTATION IS VERY INFORMATIVE AND.

VERY ENLIGHTENING ON WHEN WE WERE GOING OUT TO THE PUBLIC ON THE VAT TREE.

I THINK WE HAD MENTIONED THAT IT WAS GOING TO BE IF IT PASSED THE PENNY SWAP AND IT WAS GOING TO BE APPROXIMATELY $23 MILLION.

YES, SIR. AND SO I NOTICED ON THE ON YOUR PRESENTATION, ON YOUR SLIDES, WHERE YOU ACCOUNTED FOR THE THE FUNDS THAT WAS GENERATED BY THE PASSING.

AND I THINK IT CAME UP TO 20.3 SOMEWHERE IN THERE.

I'M JUST CURIOUS AS TO WHERE THE WHERE THE APPROXIMATE 2 MILLION OTHER DOLLARS MAY BE.

THANK YOU FOR POINTING THAT OUT.

SO WHEN WE DID THAT, THAT WAS BASED ON WHERE WE WERE AS OF THAT DAY.

ON YOUR BUDGET, WHICH WAS IT? THAT ONE WAS THE ADOPTED BUDGET OF 2021 THAT I PRESENTED HERE.

AND SO WHEN WE WENT TO GO TO Y'ALL TO SAY WE COULD GET 23 MILLION, THAT WAS BASED ON WHERE WE WERE AT THAT MOMENT IN TIME IN OUR BUDGET.

SO YOU $23 BILLION, WE GOT THE 20, WHATEVER, THAT 20 MILLION, WHATEVER THAT SAYS HERE.

YES, SIR. YES.

AND WE'RE STILL ACTUALLY IT'S SETTLING UP.

SO WHEN WE SAY THE 23 MILLION, IT'S BASED ON ENROLLMENT, PROPERTY TAXES, VALUES.

A WHOLE LOT OF PICTURES.

BUT WHEN WE GET THAT ENDING AND THE AUDIT IS DONE AND IT'S PRESENTED TO IN NOVEMBER, THEN WE'LL KNOW THAT NUMBER.

GO AHEAD. AND THEN ON YOUR ESSER THREE.

YES, SIR. I THINK YOU MENTIONED THAT THERE WAS 21 MILLION THAT HADN'T BEEN SPENT, BUT IT'S ACTUALLY ALREADY ALLOTTED FOR.

IS THAT CORRECT? YES, SIR.

IN FACT, YEAH.

I MEAN, IT'S ON THAT WEB PAGE.

IF WE NEED TO PULL UP, WE CAN.

BUT IT HAS THAT USE OF FUNDS PLAN WHEN WE TOOK IT TO JANUARY 8TH BOARD MEETING AND IT HAS ALL THE LINE ITEMS AND THE THINGS THAT WERE IDENTIFIED TO EQUATE TO THE 21 MILLION.

ANY OTHER BOARD MEMBERS TO MY RIGHT.

TO MY LEFT. MISS FRAZIER.

THANK YOU. LOTS OF INFORMATION.

I APPRECIATE YOU SPELLING IT OUT FOR US IN A WAY THAT WE CAN UNDERSTAND.

I HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

SO I KNOW THE PERCENTAGE OF ATTENDANCE HAS DIPPED DOWN, AND I'M ASSUMING WE'RE RELAYING THAT BACK KIND OF TO COVID.

IT LOOKS LIKE THAT'S WHEN IT TOOK THE BIGGEST DIP.

ARE WE ANTICIPATING THAT COMING BACK UP NEXT YEAR TO WHERE WAS IT AT BEFORE? I THINK 96 OR 97% CORRECT.

WE'RE ABOUT 96 AND A HALF PERCENT RIGHT IN THAT IN THE NORMAL YEAR, ARE WE ESTIMATING THAT IT'S GOING TO BE HOVERING AROUND THAT NEXT YEAR? WHERE ARE WE KIND OF ESTIMATING THAT NUMBER IS GOING TO? I BUDGETED 95.5.

OKAY. SO IT'S JUST A LITTLE BIT UNDER I HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF CONSERVATIVE IN THERE AND THIS IS DROPPING.

IT'S BACK TO NORMAL.

ONE OF THE THINGS WE'RE DOING AT THE AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL FOR NEXT YEAR IS WHEN COVID HIT.

ONE OF THE THINGS WITH EXEMPTIONS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IS THERE'S A GRADE REQUIREMENT, BUT THERE'S ALSO AN ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT.

WE WAIVE THAT ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT BECAUSE WE DIDN'T WANT KIDS COMING TO SCHOOL WHEN THEY WERE SICK.

RIGHT. AND SO BECAUSE OF THAT, I THINK THAT'S KIND OF ATTRIBUTED TO SOME OF THE DECLINE IN ATTENDANCE AT THE HIGH SCHOOL, BUT THAT WILL BE COMING BACK NEXT YEAR AS PART OF THAT EXEMPTION. OKAY.

AND THEN JUST ONE OTHER QUESTION GOES BACK TO THE PROPERTY VALUES.

I WAS HOPING THAT YOU COULD EXPLAIN OR HAD AN IDEA.

SO AS A PROPERTY VALUES GO UP AND SO OUR TAXPAYERS ARE PAYING MORE INTO PROPERTY TAXES, THE STATE FUNDING GOES DOWN, WHEREAS WHERE IS THAT DIFFERENCE IF THAT THOSE FUNDS GO? SO ACTUALLY YOU'RE MISSING THE DIFFERENCE IN THE TAX RATE.

YOU'RE MISSING THE DECREASE IN THE TAX RATE.

SO THAT'S PART OF THE EQUATION.

THAT'S RIGHT. GETS IT TO ALMOST EQUALIZE.

OKAY. IT'S THAT ONE GRAPH, RIGHT, WHERE THE $0.03 GOES DOWN.

YES. OKAY.

ALTHOUGH, MISS TRONGAARD, I THINK WE'VE HAD MANY BUDGET DISCUSSIONS BEFORE.

AND I THINK WHEN YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THE MONEY THAT WE GET FROM THOSE PROPERTY TAXES DOESN'T THERE'S NOT A CHECK WRITTEN STRAIGHT TO US.

RIGHT. IT GOES TO AUSTIN AND THEN WE GET ALLOCATED MONEY BACK.

SO IT'S NOT LIKE IT CAME TO US AND WE'RE DIVVYING IT OUT OR HOW WE'RE USING IT.

IT GETS PRESENTED TO US IN A DIFFERENT WAY.

SO THAT MONEY GOES TO TO THE STATE.

AND SO I THINK ONE TIME YOU SAID IT PERFECTLY WELL AND THE LIGHT BULB WENT OFF FOR ME THAT YOU KNOW THAT.

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WELL, IT PUT IT PUT IT IT PUT IT IN WORDS IT PUT IT IN WORDS THAT I FELT LIKE I COULD SAY SOMETHING TO TAXPAYERS ABOUT IT.

SO YOU NEED TO UNDERSTAND I DIDN'T MEAN IT.

SO THANK YOU FOR DUMBING IT DOWN JUST A LITTLE BIT.

WELL, I MEAN, I THINK THAT YOUR SLIDE THAT YOU PUT TOGETHER ABOUT THE DEPENDENCIES AND RESOURCES IS REALLY GOOD BECAUSE AGAIN, IF WE ONLY HAD ONE STUDENT IN MANSFIELD ISD, ALL THAT PROPERTY TAX THAT WAS COLLECTED WOULD NEVER BE RECOUPED BY THE DISTRICT BY JUST HAVING THAT ONE STUDENT HERE.

SO THERE IS A LITTLE BIT OF A BLACK BOX EFFECT THAT DOES TAKE A PLACE TOO.

SO JUST BECAUSE THE MONEY IS COLLECTED HERE CERTAINLY DOESN'T MEAN THAT IT'S GOING TO STAY HERE.

WE HAVE TO HAVE THAT ENROLLMENT AND ALL THE COMPONENTS THAT GO INTO THAT.

SO I THINK THAT WAS VERY HELPFUL.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS TO MY LEFT? I WILL SAY THAT SOME OF THE KEY THINGS THAT I HEARD THIS EVENING WERE THAT IT WAS GOING TO BE A BALANCED BUDGET.

WE WERE GOING TO LOWER THE TAX RATE.

OUR STAFF WERE GOING TO FEEL THEIR RAISE THIS YEAR BECAUSE THERE WAS NO TAX INCREASE.

WE WERE GOING TO ABLE TO PUT MORE MONEY INTO THE FUND BALANCE AND HAVE AN INCREASE THERE.

AND WE SERVED 5.3 MILLION MEALS, SO IT SOUNDED LIKE A REALLY GREAT PRESENTATION TO ME.

SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND EFFORT.

I KNOW THIS IS KIND OF THE BEGINNING OF THE WORK AND THIS IS ONLY A PICTURE THAT DEPICTS MILLIONS OF HOURS THAT YOU AND YOUR TEAM PUT IN.

SO THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT AND HELPING US TO UNDERSTAND AND DIGEST IT IN A WAY THAT WE REALLY UNDERSTAND AND HOPEFULLY CAN HELP THE COMMUNITY TO UNDERSTAND, TOO.

SO WE APPRECIATE ALL YOUR HARD WORK.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

OKAY. ALL RIGHTY.

WITH NO OTHER BUSINESS TO DISCUSS, WE WILL ADJOURN AT EXACTLY 8:37 P.M..

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR ATTENDANCE THIS EVENING.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.