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GOOD EVENING. THE TIME IS 7:00 PM.

[1. Call to Order]

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

PLEASE LET THE RECORD SHOW THAT ALL TRUSTEES ARE PRESENT EXCEPT FOR MS. MARCUCCI AND MS. FARRAR.

BEFORE WE GET THE MEETING STARTED THIS EVENING, I DID WANT TO TAKE A MINUTE JUST TO MAKE A FEW COMMENTS AND SOME FEEDBACK REGARDING SOME QUESTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TO THE BOARD. AND I WANTED TO ENSURE THAT THIS INFORMATION WAS SHARED WITH OUR COMMUNITY APPROPRIATELY.

MISD ENCOURAGES PARENTS AND GUARDIANS TO BE INVOLVED IN THEIR STUDENT'S EDUCATION.

ACCESS TO INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT YOUR CHILD IS LEARNING IS AVAILABLE ON OUR DISTRICT WEBSITE UNDER CURRICULUM AND INSTRUCTION.

THIS PAGE ALSO PROVIDES INFORMATION REGARDING THE PROCESS TO CHALLENGE INSTRUCTIONAL INFORMATION AND MATERIAL.

THE CHALLENGE PROCESS IS ALSO PART OF OUR BOARD POLICY EF LOCAL.

IF PARENTS WISH TO MONITOR THEIR CHILD'S CHOICE IN READING, THEY CAN CONTACT THEIR LIBRARIAN TO FOLLOW THROUGH WITH THE POLICY.

AT THIS TIME, I WOULD LIKE TO PRESENT OUR TIMBERVIEW HIGH SCHOOL JROTC, LED BY MASTER SERGEANT MONIQUE GASTON AND LIEUTENANT

[3. Meeting Opening]

COLONEL JOHN LORANGER.

PLEASE WELCOME AS WE RISE FOR PRAYER LED BY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER DARRELL SNEED AND PRESENTATION OF THE COLORS PLEDGES LED BY DESIREE THOMAS.

PLEASE JOIN ME IN PRAYER.

FATHER GOD, WE THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING US TO BE ABLE TO MEET TONIGHT AS A COMMUNITY, AS A BOARD.

FATHER WE DO, FIRST OF ALL, WE WANT TO LIFT UP THE ENTIRE UVALDE COMMUNITY.

THE LIVES THAT WERE LOST, KIDS, TEACHERS.

FATHER, WE PRAY THAT SOMEHOW THAT YOUR GRACE AND MERCY WILL EXTEND TO THEM AS THEY GO THROUGH THIS TRAGEDY.

AND WE PRAY, FATHER, FOR HEALING.

BUT WE ALSO PRAY, FATHER GOD FOR YOUR MERCY.

FATHER, WE THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING THIS COMMUNITY TO BE JOINED TOGETHER FOR A COMMON CAUSE OF LOVING KIDS AND LOVING STAFF AND LOVING THIS DISTRICT. WE PRAY, FATHER GOD, THAT YOU WILL BLESS THOSE WHO WILL BE STEPPING INTO THE SEAT AS BOARD MEMBERS TONIGHT, WE PRAY YOUR BLESSING UPON THIS ENTIRE SCHOOL BOARD THAT YOU WILL BLESS THEM FATHER GOD, THAT FIRST AND FOREMOST, THAT WE WOULD LOOK TO YOU FOR GUIDANCE AND FOR DIRECTION.

BUT WE PRAY YOUR DIVINE WISDOM LORD WILL BE UPON EVERY DECISION THAT'S MADE, THAT WILL BE MADE ON THE BEHALF AND THE BEST INTERESTS OF KIDS. WE THANK YOU, FATHER, FOR ALLOWING US TO CELEBRATE THE SUCCESSES OF OUR MANY STUDENTS AND STAFF MEMBERS FOR WHAT THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH THIS YEAR. WE PRAY YOUR BLESSING UPON THE LEADERSHIP, SUPERINTENDENT AND HER CABINET AND ALL THOSE WHO WORK ON BEHALF OF STUDENTS.

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WE PRAY THAT IN THIS AND DAYS TO COME THAT WE WILL ALL LOOK TO YOU FOR GUIDANCE.

WE PRAY IN YOUR SON'S NAME.

AMEN.

AMEN. AS WE MOVE ON TO AGENDA ITEM 4, I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS TIME TO THANK OUR RETIRING BOARD MEMBERS FOR THEIR DEDICATION AND SERVICE TO THE STUDENTS, STAFF AND

[4. Ceremony for Administering the Oath of Office to Newly Elected Board Members]

ADMINISTRATION OF MISD.

MANY OF US WERE MENTORED BY THESE GREAT LEADERS AND THOSE THAT EVEN BECAME BEFORE THEM.

MISD IS GREAT BECAUSE OF YOUR HEART.

YOU'LL BE GREATLY MISSED.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO STAND ON YOUR SHOULDERS AS WE CONTINUE TO WORK TO START THE WORK THAT YOU STARTED.

PLEASE JOIN ME IN THANKING RANDALL CANEDY, DARRELL SNEED AND KAREN MARCUCCI FOR THEIR YEARS OF SERVICE.

[APPLAUSE] SO AT THIS TIME, I'D LIKE TO INVITE MS. MOYE UP TO ADMINISTER THE OATH OF OFFICE TO OUR NEWLY ELECTED BOARD MEMBERS.

PLEASE NOTE THAT MS. KEZIAH FARRAR IS UNABLE TO ATTEND AT THIS TIME AND SHE'LL BE SWORN IN AS SOON AS SHE ARRIVES THIS EVENING.

BUT I'D LIKE TO INVITE MS. BIANCA ANDERSON BENAVIDES UP.

CONGRATULATIONS, MS. BENAVIDES. [APPLAUSE] YOU MAY TAKE YOUR SEAT.

MS. COURTNEY LACKEY WILSON, WOULD YOU PLEASE COME FORWARD? [APPLAUSE] CONGRATULATIONS. IF YOU WOULD COME TAKE YOUR SEAT.

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU BOTH.

WE'LL GIVE YOU JUST A SECOND TO GET TO YOUR SPOT.

THAT WAS TAG YOU'RE IT UP THERE.

[LAUGHTER] THIS LEADS US TO DISTRICT RECOGNITION.

[5. District Recognition]

DR. CANTU.

YES. I'D LIKE TO INVITE ELIZABETH CARMODY FORWARD TO KICK OFF OUR DISTRICT RECOGNITIONS.

AND WE HAVE A TON OF THESE TONIGHT, SO WE'RE REALLY EXCITED.

AND MS. THOMAS AND MR. DAVIS, IF YOU COULD GO DOWN FOR OUR PRESENTATIONS AND PHOTOS THIS EVENING.

THANK YOU, DR. CANTU.

GOOD EVENING, BOARD PRESIDENT NEWSOM.

DR. CANTU, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, CABINET AND THE LARGE AUDIENCE WE HAVE WITH US TONIGHT.

IT IS MAY SO WE HAVE A NUMBER OF RECOGNITIONS TO BRING FORWARD HONORING STUDENTS AND STAFF.

AND I'D LIKE TO START BY INVITING JENNIFER YOUNG, ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT OF CURRICULUM INSTRUCTION, TO THE PODIUM, TO LEAD THE ACADEMIC RECOGNITIONS.

GOOD EVENING. THANK YOU.

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DR. CANTU BOARD PRESIDENT NEWSOM.

IT IS MY HONOR TONIGHT TO CELEBRATE OUR TEACHERS OF THE YEAR FOR THE DISTRICT.

EACH YEAR, EVERY CAMPUS IDENTIFIES THEIR TEACHER OF THE YEAR.

THREE TEACHER OF THE YEAR FINALISTS ARE CHOSEN FOR EACH CATEGORY BY A SELECTION COMMITTEE WHO REVIEW ALL CAMPUS TEACHERS OF THE YEAR AND IDENTIFY THE TOP THREE CANDIDATES. EACH FINALIST THEN PARTICIPATES IN AN EXTERNAL INTERVIEW PROCESS WITH PROFESSORS FROM TEXAS WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY WHO IDENTIFY THE TOP TEACHER.

I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE THIS YEAR'S ELEMENTARY TEACHER OF THE YEAR, REBECCA ANDERSON FROM D.P.

MORRIS ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY TEACHER OF THE YEAR, BRAD WACHSMANN FROM LINDA JOBE MIDDLE SCHOOL TO JOIN ME AT THE PODIUM, PLEASE.

[APPLAUSE] THANK YOU.

IT'S GOING TO BE AWKWARD. YOU'RE JUST GOING TO STAND HERE FOR A MINUTE WHILE WE TALK ABOUT YOU.

AND WE HAD A SURPRISE REVEAL WITH A VIDEO.

SO LET'S TAKE A LOOK FIRST AT REBECCA ANDERSON, THIS YEAR'S ELEMENTARY TEACHER OF THE YEAR, AND FIND OUT WHY SHE WAS SELECTED.

REBECCA IS REALLY CREATIVE AND A LOT OF FUN TO WORK WITH.

SHE BRINGS HOMEMADE BREAD FOR THE SCHOOL.

I DO KNOW WHEN SHE WAS NAMED MORRIS TEACHER OF THE YEAR, THE ENTIRE SCHOOL STARTED CLAPPING AND EVEN CAME OUT IN THE HALLWAYS.

THEY WERE SO EXCITED.

THERE'S SO MUCH TO SAY ABOUT MISS ANDERSON.

SHE IS JUST AN AMAZING PERSON.

I'VE LEARNED SO MUCH FROM HER.

EVERY TIME I SEE HER, SHE'S ON WITH THE KIDS.

SHE NEVER TAKES A BREAK.

THE KIDS LEARN SO, SO, SO, SO MUCH.

WE HAVE GREAT KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS HERE, BUT FOR MY KIDS SPECIFIC NEEDS, I WOULD DEFINITELY WANT MS. ANDERSON. SHE IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE MOST ENCOURAGING PEOPLE THAT I'VE EVER KNOWN PERSONALLY AND PROFESSIONALLY.

SHE HAS ALWAYS GOT A GOOD WORD TO SAY.

SHE'S ALSO ONE OF THE WISEST PEOPLE I KNOW.

SHE'S A MOTHER OF SEVEN, GRANDMOTHER TO OVER 20 CHILDREN.

SHE'S TAUGHT FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS SPECIAL ED AND KINDERGARTEN.

SHE JUST REALLY KNOWS A LOT OF THINGS.

WE'RE EXTREMELY PROUD OF HER BEING TEACHER OF THE YEAR BECAUSE SHE ENCOMPASSES EVERYTHING THAT YOU WOULD WANT A TEACHER AT MORRIS TO REPRESENT.

REBECCA IS JUST SO CARING AND GIVING.

SHE'S A LOVING PERSON.

SHE'S A LOVING MOTHER, A LOVING TEACHER, AND PEOPLE JUST ENJOY BEING AROUND HER.

ONE THING SHE DOES IS THAT SHE ALWAYS WILL RUN BY YOUR CLASS AND SAY, HEY, I MADE COOKIES, YOU KNOW, STOP BY ROOM ONE.

I MADE COOKIES. YOU KNOW, THERE'S BREAD THERE'S.

SO SHE ALWAYS HAS SOMETHING SPECIAL THAT'S KIND OF HER LOVE LANGUAGE IS COOKING.

SHE'S ALWAYS SINGING.

I THINK SHE'S JUST ALWAYS LIKE A LIGHT THAT COMES IN WHENEVER SHE COMES IN TO A ROOM.

IT'S JUST A LIGHT SHINE.

SHE'S JUST GOT THIS LIGHT AROUND HER.

CONGRATULATIONS, MS. ANDERSON. YOU DESERVE IT MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE I KNOW.

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN ME.

AND I JUST LOVE YOU SO MUCH.

CONGRATULATIONS, MS. ANDERSON, FOR BEING AN MISD TEACHER OF THE YEAR.

MRS. ANDERSON, IT HAS BEEN A PRIVILEGE AND AN HONOR TO BE BY YOUR SIDE ALL THESE YEARS.

I AM JUST SO PROUD OF YOU AND ALL OF YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS, AND ESPECIALLY FOR BEING TEACHER OF THE YEAR.

I JUST LET REBECCA KNOW THAT SHE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY NOW TO SAY A FEW WORDS.

SO I'M GOING TO LET HER SHARE SOME WISDOM.

AND MAYBE SHE BROUGHT SOME COOKIES FOR US.

I SHOULD HAVE. I REALLY SHOULD HAVE.

IF I KNEW I GOT AN OPPORTUNITY, I WOULD HAVE JUST PASSED OUT BREAD.

I HAVE SEVEN CHILDREN.

AND ONE OF THEM, AFTER THEY SAW WHAT THEY CALL MY INFOMERCIAL, THEY TOLD ME THAT APPARENTLY YOU CAN'T BUY LOVE WITH MONEY, BUT YOU CAN BUY IT WITH BREAD AND COOKIES.

[LAUGHTER] JUST A LITTLE TIP.

I'VE BEEN ALL MY YEARS AT D.P.

MORRIS ELEMENTARY.

I DIDN'T KNOW I WAS GOING TO BE A SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER.

AND MOSTLY THAT'S WHAT I'VE BEEN.

IN COLLEGE BACK IN THE EIGHTIES I SAID I WOULD NEVER TEACH SPECIAL EDUCATION AND I WOULD NEVER TEACH EARLY CHILDHOOD.

AND I HAVE LITERALLY ONLY TAUGHT SPECIAL EDUCATION AND EARLY CHILDHOOD.

WHEN YOU LET THE LIGHT SHOW YOU, WHEN YOU LET GOD SHOW YOU THE WAY, HE OPENS UP INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITIES.

AND ONE THING I SAID AT THE BANQUET THAT I STILL AND I SAID DOWN THE HALL, AS MY PEERS VOTED ME FOR THAT, ALL I COULD THINK OF WERE ALL MY WEAKNESSES AND ALL THE THINGS THAT MY PEERS HAD DONE FOR ME.

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AND THAT ONE TEACHER REALLY SHOULDN'T BE CHOSEN IN ANY GIVEN TIME, AND ESPECIALLY THE LAST TWO YEARS.

IF YOU'RE STILL TEACHING AFTER 2020 AND 2021 AND 2022, YOU ARE THE TEACHER OF THE YEAR.

THAT'S WHAT I KEEP TELLING MY COLLEAGUES.

NOBODY HAS ALL THE STRENGTHS.

EVER. AND WE HAVE STRENGTH IN OUR TEAM MEMBERS.

AND I'D REALLY LIKE TO THANK MS. SUBLETTE, ESPECIALLY IN FRONT OF HER BOARD, OUR PRINCIPAL, WHO HAS ALLOWED ME SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES, EVEN IN MY WEAKNESS, TO SAY, OKAY, YOU WANT TO TRY THAT NOW? OKAY. AND BEEN ABLE TO GROW.

FOR I STARTED WHEN I WAS 39.

I HAD BEEN HOME FOR 18 YEARS WITH MY CHILDREN.

SO I WAS A REAL GREEN BEAN AND SHE WASN'T THE PRINCIPAL THEN, BUT SHE WAS RIGHT AWAY AFTER THAT.

SO THANK YOU, MS. SUBLETTE. AND THANK YOU TO MY HUSBAND OF ALMOST 40 YEARS.

THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, REBECCA.

NOW, LET'S LOOK AT WHY BRAD WACHSMANN IS THIS YEAR'S SECONDARY TEACHER OF THE YEAR.

MENTOR MR. BRAD; MR. W. IS? HE IS AMAZING.

HE IS PHENOMENAL.

HE'S EXCEPTIONAL.

HE IS ONE OF A KIND.

BRAD IS THE TYPE OF EDUCATOR, THE MENTOR THAT WANTS TO GIVE EVERYONE AROUND HIM HIS ALL.

YOU KNOW WHAT, BRAD IS JUST AN EXAMPLE OF DEDICATION.

I MEAN, HE'S GOT THE BIGGEST HEART.

HE COMES HERE EVERY DAY WITH THE MINDSET OF TRYING HIS BEST TO HELP A KID.

HIS AIM IS TO BE HERE AND BE HERE FOR THE CHILDREN.

HE'S JUST CALM, STEADY AND KIND.

HE JUST HE'S WHEREVER HE IS, HE'S JUST HE'S VERY PRESENT.

HE'S VERY WITH YOU AND HE'S WITH THE STUDENTS.

HE HELPS THEM.

LIKE I SAID, MEET THE VARIOUS NEEDS THEY HAVE.

HE GIVES THIS JUST AURA OF THIS BEING JUST CALM AND STEADY AND GETTING WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.

HE STRIVES EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THESE CHILDREN TO DO THEIR ABSOLUTE BEST AND TO BE THE BEST THEY CAN, NOT ONLY HERE IN SCHOOL, BUT OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL.

HE'S ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS.

HE WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR ANYONE.

IT'S JUST AMAZING.

HE'S A HARD WORKER. HE'D WANT US TO MAKE SURE THAT THE KIDS ARE IN A SAFE PLACE.

THE KIDS ARE DOING RIGHT AND THE KIDS ARE LEARNING SOMETHING DAY IN AND DAY OUT.

FORREST GUMP SAID IT BEST.

LIFE IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES.

WELL HIS CLASS EVERY DAY IS LIKE A BOX OF CHOCOLATES.

YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO GET. CONGRATULATIONS, BRAD WACHSMANN, FOR GETTING TEACH OF THE YEAR.

WE'RE SO PROUD OF EVERYTHING YOU DO AND EVERYTHING YOU'VE DONE FOR US THIS YEAR.

CONGRATULATIONS, BIG GUY.

YOU DESERVE TEACHER OF THE YEAR EVERY DAY, EVERY YEAR, EVERY MONTH.

YOU DESERVE IT EVERY TIME YOU STEP INTO THIS BUILDING.

MR. W, CONGRATS ON YOUR BIG WIN.

YOU HAVE TOTALLY EARNED IT FROM ALL THE HARD WORK AND THE HOURS THAT YOU'VE PUT IN.

HERE'S TO BRAD, I LOVE YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.

I THINK YOU'RE AMAZING.

YOU DESERVE THIS 1,000 TIMES.

W HEY, BUD, YOU EARNED IT.

I KNOW YOU HATE THIS KIND OF STUFF.

THE THING ABOUT THAT IS, I DON'T CARE, BECAUSE I VOTED FOR YOU.

I DID IT ON PURPOSE AND BECAUSE YOU DESERVE IT.

[APPLAUSE] I ALSO WISH I HAD A LITTLE BIT MORE TIME ALSO SPEAKING, BUT THANK YOU PRESIDENT NEWSOM, DR.

CANTU AND THE BOARD FOR LETTING ME BE HERE TONIGHT.

IT HAPPENED ABOUT 20, 21 YEARS AGO.

ME AND MY WIFE MOVED UP HERE AND THAT'S WHEN MY CAREER STARTED AND I STARTED WORKING WITH CHILDREN.

I HAD WORKED WITH A FEW PRIOR BEFORE THAT IN COLLEGE AND IT REALLY WARM MY HEART TO WORK WITH STUDENTS THAT NEEDED A LITTLE BIT MORE SUPPORT. AND WHEN I GOT OFFERED DIFFERENT POSITIONS IN DIFFERENT DISTRICTS, BUT SEVEN YEARS AGO I CAME HERE.

MY WIFE WAS ALREADY HERE IN THE DISTRICT AND IT WAS A WONDERFUL THING.

I HAD A VERY GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR MS. HALLESTON SEVEN YEARS AGO TO BECOME A TEACHER AT LINDA JOBE.

AND I THINK THAT'S WHERE I'LL STAY FOR THE NEXT 10 TO 15 OR WHAT I HAVE LEFT.

IT'S A VERY, VERY GOOD PLACE.

THE PEOPLE ON THAT SCREEN ARE REALLY THE PEOPLE, ALSO MY PEERS.

MR. HARMONSON, MY PRINCIPAL, MS. MAJORS, THAT WAS UP THERE, THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, ARE THE PEOPLE THAT ARE BEHIND ME AND AND ALSO MAKE ME AND MAKE MY CLASSROOM COMING IN AND SEEING THE

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KIDS, JUST BEING THERE LAUGHING, CRYING WHEN THINGS HAPPEN.

AND THAT IS THE SUPPORT.

THAT'S THE EXTRA SUPPORT THAT, I GUESS MAKES ME TEACHER OF THE YEAR.

LIKE SHE SAID A MINUTE AGO, IT'S HARD AND EVERYBODY DESERVES TEACHER OF THE YEAR.

SO I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL AGAIN FOR TONIGHT.

THANK YOU.

[APPLAUSE] OKAY. NEXT UP, WE'RE GOING TO RECOGNIZE SOME OF OUR STELLAR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS, WESTER'S MIDDLE SCHOOLS ROBOTICS TEAM, THE ROBOCATS WON THIRD PLACE IN THE STATE COMPETITION FOR INTERMEDIATE ARENA GAMES.

I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE STUDENTS JOSEPH TORRES, KADE WALKER, SEAN HARMON AND BRENDAN MILLER TO COME FORWARD AND TAKE A PHOTO WITH THE BOARD, ALSO WITH THEM IS THEIR COACH, MR. DIETRICH AND CO SPONSOR MRS. MILLER. THE WESTER ROBOCATS FORMED AN ALLIANCE WITH ANOTHER SCHOOL AND USED THEIR TEAMWORK, COOPERATION, AND PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS TO COMPLETE AS MANY MISSIONS AS POSSIBLE TO EARN POINTS.

ULTIMATELY, THEY EARNED THIRD PLACE OVERALL IN THE STATE COMPETITION.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR ROBOCATS FROM WESTERN MIDDLE SCHOOL.

[APPLAUSE] OKAY. AT THIS TIME, I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE CATHY HUDGINS, PRINCIPAL OF BEN BARBER INNOVATION ACADEMY, TO THE PODIUM, AND SHE'S GOING TO LEAD US THROUGH THE NEXT ROUND OF ACADEMIC RECOGNITIONS.

ALL RIGHT. I'M CATHY HUDGINS.

I'M THE VERY, VERY, VERY PROUD PRINCIPAL OF BEN BARBER AND FRONTIER STEM ACADEMY.

TODAY WE APPRECIATE THE SCHOOL BOARD AND THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL FOR LETTING US TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO BRAG ABOUT OUR CAMPUS, OUR SPONSORS AND OUR KIDS.

SO, AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR LETTING US SHARE.

AND OF COURSE, I LOST MY PLACE ALREADY.

A VERY DEDICATED SPONSORS ON OUR CAMPUS THAT HAVE WORKED WITH THESE STUDENTS AFTER HOURS TO GIVE THEM OPPORTUNITIES TO COMPETE AT THE REGIONAL LEVEL THE STATE, ALL OF THESE STUDENTS HAVE MADE IT TO THE STATE LEVEL AND A LOT OF THEM HAVE MADE IT TO THE NATIONAL LEVEL.

SO WE'RE GOING TO GET STARTED.

WE'RE GOING TO START WITH SKILLSUSA WINNERS.

I'M JIMMIE GREEN AND I'M THE ELECTRONICS SPONSOR AT BEN BARBER INNOVATION ACADEMY.

AND THIS IS MY STUDENT, I'M PROUD TO SAY HE WAS SECOND IN DISTRICT, THIRD IN STATE, ELECTRONICS.

HE'S A SOPHOMORE. [APPLAUSE] SO WE'RE LOOKING TO MOVE ON TO OUR STATE NATIONALS AGAIN NEXT YEAR.

BUT THIS IS JUSTIN COBY MILLER.

HI, I'M SHEILA HOLBROOKS THE FUTURE MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL SPONSOR.

WE HAD AN AWESOME YEAR THIS YEAR AT COMPETITION.

WE HAD THE KIDS JUST DID REALLY WELL, SO THEY'RE GOING TO COME UP AND INTRODUCE THEIR SELVES.

SOME OF THEM COMPETED IN MORE THAN ONE EVENT AND PLACED IN MORE THAN ONE EVENT.

HI I'M CHARLOTTE BELANGER AND I PLACED FIRST IN PRACTICAL NURSING AT STATE AND I'M ADVANCING TO NATIONALS AND ALSO MY TEAMMATE AVERY PICKRELL PLACED SECOND IN MEDICAL ASSISTING AND COULDN'T MAKE IT TONIGHT SO I JUST WANTED TO INTRODUCE HER.

[APPLAUSE] HI.

MY NAME IS ROMA RAYTHATTHA.

I COMPETED IN MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY AND PLACED THIRD FOR STATE.

HELLO MY NAME IS ELIZABETH PHAN AND MY TEAM PLACED FIRST AT STATE FOR OUR HEALTH KNOWLEDGE BOWL.

MY TEAM MEMBERS ARE CHARLOTTE BELANGER, RAHUL RAJAN, AND ANNA LY WHO COULDN'T MAKE IT TONIGHT.

[APPLAUSE] PLACED THIRD PLACE AT STATE.

[APPLAUSE] MY NAME IS KASHIF GHANI.

I COMPETED IN MEDICAL MATH AND I PLACED SECOND IN STATE.

FATIHA SHODE, SHE COULDN'T BE HERE TONIGHT, BUT SHE PLACED THIRD IN STATE FOR MEDICAL MATH.

I ALSO COMPETED IN HEALTH KNOWLEDGE BOWL AS WELL, AND I PLACED THIRD AND MY TEAMMATES WERE RAVI RAYTHATTHA, REYAN GHANIM AND MARCUS METSALA.

[APPLAUSE] THANK YOU. HELLO, EVERYBODY.

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WITH ME, I HAVE TONIGHT THE AUDIO RADIO PRODUCTION SECOND PLACE TEAM IN STATE.

THEY TOOK HOME THE DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP.

THEY LOST BY FIVE POINTS IN STATE ON 1,000 POINT SCALE AND ACTUALLY HAD THE HIGHEST PROJECT SCORE OUT OF THE ENTIRE STATE.

SO REPRESENTING 99.9 THE WILD, OUR STUDENT RUN RADIO STATION FOR THE DISTRICT IS SENIOR FROM MANSFIELD, CAM WILLIAMS . [APPLAUSE] AND FRONTIER SOPHOMORE JACOB ATKINSON.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE. I'M CHEF JACQUI BAKER ROBERSON AND I HAVE THE HONOR OF COACHING OUR 2019 DEFENDING NATIONAL CHAMPIONS. MY TEAM IS LOGAN CERAUL, WHO IS A JUNIOR.

GRIFFIN BIDDLE, WHO IS A SOPHOMORE, JUNIOR SORRY.

JUNIOR BELLA PENNS, SHE IS ALSO A JUNIOR.

ALEXA DAVIS IS A SENIOR AND EDEN CARD IS A SOPHOMORE.

SO THIS YEAR WE PLACED FIRST AT STATE, WHICH ALLOW US TO GO ON TO NATIONALS AND DEFEND THAT 2019 CHAMPION NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.

AND SO WE DID WE BROUGHT HOME THE GOLD THIS YEAR FOR PROSTART RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT.

[APPLAUSE] GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE. I'M CHEF DAVID ROBERSON AND I HAVE THE PLEASURE OF COACHING OUR CULINARY TEAM FROM BEN BARBER.

AND THIS YEAR, WE ACTUALLY WON OUR FIRST STATE TITLE IN CULINARY ARTS, WHICH WAS HUGE FOR US.

WE'VE BEEN TRYING FOR SIX YEARS.

BEHIND ME, I HAVE SENIORS, TRAVIS HILL AND TRAVIS HOLLEY, BOTH FROM MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL.

I HAVE JUNIOR JALESSA GILLETT FROM TIMBERVIEW.

I HAVE GIOVANNI VANCE FROM MANSFIELD AND I HAVE GARRETT CARTER FROM LEGACY HIGH SCHOOL.

AND THE COOLEST THING ABOUT THESE KIDS IS I CALL THEM TEAM RESILIENCE BECAUSE THEY FOUGHT THROUGH SO MUCH.

AND THIS IS OUR FOURTH TEAM THAT WE PUT TOGETHER THIS PAST YEAR, AND THEY WENT ON TO PLACE FOURTH IN THE NATION IN CULINARY ARTS OUT OF 45 TEAMS. AND YOU GUYS JUST GIVE A BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR TEAM RESILIENCE.

[APPLAUSE] I LOVE THESE GUYS.

SO.

MY NAME IS DEON MARTINEZ.

I HAVE THE HONOR TO INTRODUCE CONNOR SMEBY.

CONNOR REPRESENTED US AT REGIONALS AND WON FIRST PLACE IN COMPUTER CYBERSECURITY, WENT ON TO STATE AND PLACED FOURTH PLACE AT STATE AND WAS IN A NATIONAL QUALIFIER.

SO WE'RE VERY PROUD OF CONNOR.

HE'S NOT ABLE TO BE HERE BECAUSE HE'S GOT A PART TIME JOB, BUT HIS PARENTS ARE WATCHING ONLINE.

[APPLAUSE] HI, MY NAME IS SOPHIA HOENIG.

I AM ONE OF OUR DECA SPONSORS AT BEN BARBER.

I WANT TO INTRODUCE TO, YOU NILADRI NATH, DUNG NGUYEN, GENE PHAM AND EMMA KNUTSON, FOR COMPETING AT THE NATIONAL LEVEL AT OUR DECA COMPETITION THIS PAST MONTH.

[APPLAUSE] AND ONE MORE THING, SINCE WE HAVE A CAPTIVE AUDIENCE, THIS IS CERTIFICATION TIME AT BEN BARBER.

AS OF TODAY AND WE HAVE TWO WEEKS LEFT, WE HAVE 841 STUDENTS WHO HAVE EARNED AN INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION, WHICH IS 300 PLUS MORE THAN WE HAVE EVER DONE IN THE PAST.

AND WE HAVE TWO WEEKS LEFT.

SO GO BEN BARBER.

[APPLAUSE] OKAY.

WELL, THAT THAT WAS A TOUGH ACT TO FOLLOW.

THAT CONCLUDES OUR ACADEMIC RECOGNITIONS.

AND WHILE YOUR AGENDA SAYS THAT WE WILL HAVE ATHLETIC RECOGNITIONS, THOSE ARE GOING TO BE HELD UNTIL JUNE.

SO WE'LL BRING BACK SOME OF OUR INCREDIBLY TALENTED ATHLETES IN JUNE FOR YOU.

SO I'D LIKE TO INVITE DR.

DARWERT JOHNSON AND DR. CHUCK ROE FORWARD FOR OUR FINE ARTS RECOGNITION.

GOOD EVENING. WE ARE SUPER EXCITED ABOUT ALL THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS THAT THE FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT HAS HAD THIS YEAR AND WE'VE HAD SO MANY STATE MEETS IN THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS. WE WANT TO RECOGNIZE ALL OF OUR STUDENTS.

SEVERAL MANSFIELD ISD STUDENTS COMPETED IN ONE OF THE MOST RIGOROUS ACADEMIC COMPETITIONS ON THE STATE LEVEL AND CAME HOME WITH MEDALS IN THEIR CATEGORIES.

ACADEMIC DECATHLON IS A TEN EVENT SCHOLASTIC COMPETITION IN WHICH STUDENTS COMPETE IN SEVEN MULTIPLE CHOICE EXAMS AN ESSAY, AN INTERVIEW AND A SPEECH.

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THE STATE COMPETITION IS HELD FEBRUARY 25TH TO 27TH IN FRISCO.

I'M GOING TO GO CAMPUS BY CAMPUS SO EACH GROUP CAN COME UP AND TAKE A PICTURE WITH THE BOARD MEMBERS.

I'M GOING TO START WITH LAKE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL'S TEAM.

GUYS, IF YOU WOULD, GO AHEAD AND COME FORWARD.

LAKE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL'S TEAM WON SECOND PLACE IN A SUPER QUIZ CATEGORY.

THE SUPER QUIZ IS ONE HIGHLIGHTED EVENT OUT OF THE SUBJECTS AND IS ALWAYS A SPECIAL TOPIC IN RELATIONS TO THE THEME.

TEAM MEMBERS FROM LAKE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL ARE BISOLA OKUNOLA.

SAMANTHA WREN.

KALEY NGO.

JOHN DUNLAP.

SUSANNAH STEVENSON, ETHAN BEARD, ISAAC KOSLOSKI, AUSTIN TURNER AND JASMINE NGUYEN.

THE ACADEMIC DECATHLON COACHES FOR LAKE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL ARE BRANDON AUSTIN AND DON COUNTS.

YOU CAN GO AND GIVE A ROUND OF APPLAUSE.

[APPLAUSE] GUYS.

GO AHEAD AND STAY THERE FOR ONE MORE.

GUYS, GO STAY THERE JUST FOR ONE SECOND.

IN ADDITION TO THE TEAM MEDAL, JOHN DUNLAP WON THE GOLD IN SCHOLASTIC MUSIC, LITERATURE AND SOCIAL SCIENCE.

HE ALSO WON A BRONZE MEDAL OVERALL AND RECEIVED A $1,000 SCHOLARSHIP.

[APPLAUSE] CONGRATULATIONS, LAKE RIDGE. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

NEXT UP, WE HAVE MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL'S TEAM.

IF YOU COULD, PLEASE COME FORWARD, GUYS.

MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL'S TEAM ADVANCED TO THE STATE FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE 2002 AND ALSO PLACED THE TEAM TIED FOR THIRD PLACE IN SUPER QUIZ.

THE TEAM MEMBERS ARE JASMINE THOMAS, JOHNATHAN DANG, DYLAN LUONG, COLE KINCADE, JACKSON HARRIS, ETHAN ANGEL AND JACOB DOTSON.

INDIVIDUALLY, JOHNATHAN DANG CAME IN FIRST PLACE IN ECONOMICS AND SECOND PLACE IN ART.

JASMINE THOMAS EARNED A BRONZE IN SPEECH, AND MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL'S COACHES ARE TANYA MANESS AND MANDY MARTIN.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MANSFIELD'S TEAM.

[APPLAUSE] NEXT UP, WE HAVE SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL.

YOU GUYS CAN GO AHEAD AND COME FORWARD.

I'M SORRY. THEY'RE AT SPEECH AND DEBATE STAGE RIGHT NOW, SO THEY'RE NOT HERE TONIGHT.

SO SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL HAD TWO STUDENTS MEDAL AT THE STATE COMPETITION.

KHALIAH WEEMS WON A SILVER MEDAL IN SCHOLASTIC INTERVIEW, AND ZACK RIETER WON A BRONZE MEDAL IN THE SAME CATEGORY.

SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL'S TEAM IS LED BY ANGELA GUTHRIE AND MICHAEL SANTANELLO.

LET'S GIVE THEM A ROUND APPLAUSE.

[APPLAUSE] AND HOPEFULLY THEY'LL COME BACK WITH A MEDAL FROM SPEECH AND DEBATE IN A COUPLE OF DAYS.

SO HUNDREDS OF TEAMS COMPETE AT THE STATE ACADEMIC DECATHLON MEET AND HAVE THE CHANCE TO EARN SCHOLARSHIP MONEY.

WELL, I'D LIKE TO CONGRATULATE ALL OF OUR ACADEMIC DECATHLON MEDALISTS, AND LET'S GIVE THEM ALL A ROUND OF APPLAUSE.

[APPLAUSE] SO NOW WE'RE GOING TO INTRODUCE DR.

ROE, THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF FINE ARTS, TO PRESENT OUR NEXT RECOGNITION.

MOVING ON TO THE VISUAL SCHOLASTIC ART EVENT, ALSO KNOWN AS VASE.

THE TEXAS ART EDUCATION ASSOCIATION TAEA HAS SPONSORED THE VISUAL ART SCHOLASTIC EVENT SINCE 1994.

THIS IS THE ONLY ART EVENT OF ITS KIND IN THE NATION.

STUDENTS ARE PROVIDED THE OPPORTUNITY TO BRING ARTWORKS CREATED IN THEIR ART CLASSES TO THE REGIONAL EVENT, WHERE THEY ARE INTERVIEWED BY CERTIFIED JUROR WHO EVALUATES THEIR WORK BASED ON A STANDARD BASED RUBRIC AND THEIR UNDERSTANDING OF THE ART PROCESSES INVOLVED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THEIR ARTWORK.

MANSFIELD ISD HAD 14 STUDENTS FROM FOUR DIFFERENT HIGH SCHOOLS MEDAL AT THE STATE LEVEL COMPETITION.

STUDENTS, AS I CALL YOUR NAME, PLEASE COME FORWARD AND JOIN THE BOARD MEMBERS FOR US TO TAKE A GROUP PHOTO.

FROM LEGACY HIGH SCHOOL, WE HAD MARIAH HANLON, ISABEL LARA AND NICOLE BEAM.

NICOLE ACTUALLY WON THE GOLD SEAL RECOGNITION, WHICH IS THE HIGHEST HONOR THAT YOU CAN GET AT THE STATE LEVEL VASE COMPETITION.

[APPLAUSE] AND NICOLE'S ARTWORK WILL ACTUALLY BE WITH ALL THE GOLD SEALS THAT WILL TRAVEL THE STATE IN DIFFERENT EXHIBITS.

FROM LAKE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL, WE HAVE HANNAH CHAVEZ, HUDA DORSETT, GRACEY MOSER, KALEY NGO, BRIANNA PACKER, AND ANGELINA TRAN.

FROM SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL WE HAD ELISHA ORNELAS.

AND FROM TIMBERVIEW HIGH SCHOOL WE HAD ALBERT CACHO, DAVID DANG, ELVIS HUYNH, EDGAR MEDINA .

AND ACTUALLY KALEY AND ELVIS WON ON SITE SCHOLARSHIPS AT THIS EVENT.

SO LET'S GIVE THESE STUDENTS A BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE.

[APPLAUSE] OKAY. OUR NEXT FINE ARTS RECOGNITION IS FOR OUR UIL ACADEMIC STATE MEDALISTS.

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UIL OFFERS THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM OF ACADEMIC COMPETITION IN THE NATION.

THERE ARE 30 CONTESTS AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL AND MORE THAN HALF A MILLION STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN ACADEMIC CONTESTS EACH YEAR.

STUDENTS FROM MANSFIELD HIGH AND LEGACY HIGH CAME OUT ON TOP OF THEIR CATEGORIES IN THE UIL ACADEMIC AND JOURNALISM CONTESTS.

I'D LIKE TO ASK MANSFIELD HIGH'S UIL ACADEMIC TEAM TO COME UP AND JOIN THE BOARD MEMBERS.

SOME OF THEM ARE BACK AGAIN.

MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL'S UIL ACADEMIC TEAM TOOK HOME A GOLD MEDAL IN CURRENT ISSUES AND EVENTS.

THE TEAM MEMBERS ARE JOHNATHAN DANG, JACKSON HARRIS, KEELIE JONES AND CLAIRE SPEAKES.

JACKSON HARRIS ALSO TOOK HOME A BRONZE MEDAL FOR HIS INDIVIDUAL EVENT.

THE ACADEMIC STATE CONTEST TOOK PLACE ON MAY 6TH IN AUSTIN AND ONLY FIVE TEAMS QUALIFIED FOR THE STATE LEVEL EVENT ACROSS THE STATE.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL TEAM AND NOW.

[APPLAUSE] DID YOU GET YOUR PICTURES. PICTURES, PICTURES, PARENTS, ANYBODY? AWESOME. AND NOW WE'D LIKE TO INVITE UP LEGACY HIGH SCHOOL'S TEAM TO JOIN THE BOARD.

AT UIL THE INTERSCHOLASTIC LEAGUE PRESS CONFERENCE, WHICH OCCURRED MAY 7TH AND 8TH IN AUSTIN, LEGACY HIGH SCHOOL'S JOURNALISM TEAM, EARNED TWO SILVER STARS FOR THE SCHOOL'S STUDENT YEARBOOK AND NEWSPAPER PUBLICATIONS.

SCHOOLS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EARN GOLD, SILVER AND BRONZE STAR AWARDS.

RECIPIENTS OF THE STAR AWARDS REPRESENT THE TOP 10% OF STUDENT NEWSPAPERS AND YEARBOOKS IN TEXAS.

THE MEMBERS OF THE LEGACY HIGH JOURNALISM TEAM ARE JONAH PEDROZA, ABIGAIL MORRIS, NINA BANKS, MCKENZIE CANTON AND RAYLEE MALLETT. LEGACY HIGH SCHOOL JOURNALISM STUDENTS ALSO WON 38 INDIVIDUAL AWARDS FOR THE 2021 YEARBOOK AND THE 2022 ONLINE NEWSPAPER AT THE STATE JOURNALISM CONVENTION.

LET'S GIVE ALL OF OUR UIL WINNERS A BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE.

[APPLAUSE] AND I'M GOING TO TURN IT BACK OVER TO DR.

JOHNSON. SINCE LEGACY IS ALREADY HERE.

WE WILL GO AHEAD AND GO TO THEIR NEXT AWARD.

THE NATIONAL RECOGNITION THAT THE LEGACY TEAM IS RECEIVING NOW IS FROM THE SCHOLASTIC PRESS ASSOCIATION.

STUDENTS IN THE MEDIA EDITORS ARE DAVIS EIDSON, ZEINA HALILI, LANDRI HARGROVE, MAIJI MILLER, CASSIDY ALLEN, MCKENZIE CANTON, LEILANI FIERRO, BLAKE HINERMAN, ABIGAIL MORRIS, JONAH PEDROZA, HAYLEY PARSONS AND NINA BANKS.

LED BY ADVISORS LELAND MALLETT AND RACHEL DEARINGER, THESE STUDENTS RECEIVED BOTH NATIONAL PACEMAKER NOMINATIONS, GOLD CROWN AWARDS AND SILVER CROWN AWARDS FROM THE NATIONAL SCHOOL PRESS ASSOCIATION.

LEGACY'S YEARBOOK, THE ARENA ALSO PLACED 7TH OF ALL HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOKS IN THE 296 TO 334 PAGE CATEGORY FROM THE NATIONAL SCHOOL PRESS ASSOCIATION. GUYS, I WANT TO SAY THEY ARE SEVENTH IN THE ENTIRE COUNTRY, OUT OF 25,000 HIGH SCHOOLS, THEY WERE SEVENTH IN THE UNITED STATES.

NOT ONLY WERE THE STUDENTS RECOGNIZED, BUT ADVISOR LELAND MALLETT ALSO RECEIVED THE PIONEER AWARD, THE HIGHEST AWARD GIVEN TO SPONSORS FROM THE NATIONAL SCHOLASTIC PRESS ASSOCIATION.

SO CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LEGACY STUDENTS AND THEIR STAFF.

[APPLAUSE] MOVING ON TO OUR NEXT RECOGNITION.

WE HAVE SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL.

THEY RECEIVED A TOP HONOR FOR CONSISTENTLY DEMONSTRATING HIGH STANDARDS OF EXCELLENCE IN CONCERT ACTIVITIES.

I'D LIKE TO INVITE THE SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL BAND AND THEIR DIRECTORS TO COME FORWARD TO JOIN THE BOARD MEMBERS AS I SHARE MORE WITH YOU ABOUT THEIR DISTINGUISHED HONOR.

THE JAGUAR BAND WAS AWARDED THE SUDLER FLAG OF HONOR BY THE JOHN PHILIP SOUSA FOUNDATION.

THERE ARE APPROXIMATELY 25,000 HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE UNITED STATES SINCE THE CONCEPTION OF THE SUDLER FLAG.

ONLY 86 BANDS AND NOW 87 HAVE RECEIVED THIS DISTINGUISHED HONOR.

HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAMS THAT RECEIVE THE AWARD HAVE PROVEN TO HAVE A RECORD OF OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE AT THE REGIONAL, STATE AND NATIONAL LEVEL.

IN ADDITION TO OUTSTANDING GROUP PERFORMANCES, A NUMBER OF THE STUDENTS IN THE BAND MUST HAVE PARTICIPATED IN DISTRICT AND ALL-STATE HONOR BANDS OR SIMILAR ALL AREA GROUPS.

THE DIRECTOR MUST HAVE ALSO BEEN INCUMBENT IN HIS OR HER POSITION FOR AT LEAST SEVEN YEARS.

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THE SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL BAND OFFICIALLY CELEBRATED THEIR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT LAST WEEK DURING THEIR SPRING CONCERT.

AS PART OF THEIR RECOGNITION THE BAND IS ALSO INCLUDED IN THE SOUSA FOUNDATION'S HISTORICAL ROLE OF HONOR OF OUTSTANDING HIGH SCHOOL CONCERT BANDS ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

PLEASE CONGRATULATE THE SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL BAND STUDENTS AND THEIR DIRECTORS FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT.

[APPLAUSE] WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH, DR.

JOHNSON AND DR. ROE, AND TO ALL OF OUR INCREDIBLY TALENTED STUDENTS AND STAFF.

IT'S AMAZING AT THE END OF THE YEAR TO SEE WHAT ACCOMPLISHMENTS OUR STUDENTS HAVE ACHIEVED.

FOR OUR FINAL RECOGNITION OF THE EVENING I'D LIKE TO INVITE DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT DR.

SEAN SCOTT FORWARD.

I AM HERE BECAUSE DR.

JOHNSON AND DR. ROE CAN NOT GIVE THEMSELVES AN AWARD.

MANSFIELD ISD HAS A NATIONALLY RENOWNED FINE ARTS PROGRAM, AND THE DISTRICT WAS RECENTLY NAMED ONE OF THE TOP PLACES IN THE COUNTRY FOR MUSIC EDUCATION.

MISD HAS BEEN HONORED WITH THE 2022 BEST COMMUNITIES FOR MUSIC EDUCATION DESIGNATION BY THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF MUSIC MERCHANTS FOUNDATION. IT IS GIVEN TO DISTRICTS THAT DEMONSTRATE OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AND EFFORTS TO PROVIDE MUSIC ACCESS AND EDUCATION TO ALL STUDENTS.

IN ADDITION TO HONORING COMMUNITIES WITH AN EXCEPTIONALLY HIGH COMMITMENT TO MUSIC EDUCATION THIS YEAR'S AWARD CELEBRATED SCHOOLS AND DISTRICTS ADAPTING, INNOVATING AND PERSEVERING IN THE FACE OF CHANGE.

TO QUALIFY FOR THE BEST COMMUNITIES DESIGNATION.

THE DISTRICTS ANSWER DETAILED QUESTIONS ABOUT FUNDING, GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS, MUSIC CLASS PARTICIPATION, INSTRUCTION, TIME, FACILITIES, SUPPORT FOR THE MUSIC PROGRAM, AND COMMUNITY MUSIC MAKING PROGRAMS. RESPONSES ARE THEN VERIFIED AND REVIEWED BY THE MUSIC RESEARCH INSTITUTE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KANSAS.

A TOTAL OF 738 SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND 80 SCHOOLS ACROSS 44 STATES WERE RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR SUPPORT OF MUSIC EDUCATION AS PART OF A WELL-ROUNDED EDUCATION FOR ALL CHILDREN.

THANK YOU TO DR. JOHNSON AND DR.

ROE FOR ENSURING THAT MANSFIELD ISD HAS ACCESS TO HIGH QUALITY MUSIC EDUCATION FOR ALL OF OUR STUDENTS.

[APPLAUSE] OKAY.

AND DR. JOHNSON WOULD LIKE IF THERE'S ANY MUSIC FACULTY IN THE AUDIENCE THAT HASN'T ALREADY GONE WITH THEIR KIDS, THAT THEY COULD COME UP TO BE IN THE PICTURE AS WELL.

HERE COMES SOME RIGHT NOW.

[APPLAUSE] PRESIDENT NEWSOM THAT CONCLUDES THIS EVENING'S RECOGNITIONS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. [APPLAUSE] I DID WANT TO TAKE THIS TIME TO DISCUSS WHETHER OR NOT THERE WAS ANY STUDENTS OR PARENTS IN THE AUDIENCE THAT MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE ANY KIND OF HOMEWORK, ROOM CLEANING OR CHORES TO WORK ON, OR THEY MIGHT OPT TO DO JUST A FRIENDLY FAVOR FOR A NEIGHBOR.

NOW IS YOUR TIME, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO STEP OUT TO TAKE CARE OF THOSE MATTERS.

THANK YOU FOR COMING TONIGHT.

BUT WE UNDERSTAND THAT YOU HAVE OTHER THINGS TO ATTEND TO.

THIS LEADS US TO AGENDA ITEM 6.1 INSTRUCTIONAL FOCUS, DR.

[6. Instructional Focus]

CANTU. YES, MA'AM.

I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE BRANDON JOHNSON, WHO'S ALREADY THERE, BECAUSE HE IS ON TOP OF THINGS TO COME FORWARD AND JUST PRESENT TO US THE A THROUGH F ACCOUNTABILITY UPDATE.

GOOD EVENING, PRESIDENT NEWSOM, DR.

CANTU I WAS HOPING THAT MORE PEOPLE WOULD STAY FOR THIS PRESENTATION.

TONIGHT I HAVE THE HONOR TO GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ABOUT TEA ACCOUNTABILITY.

AND I THINK THE TIMING OF IT IS PERFECT BECAUSE WHAT YOU JUST SAW IS, WHAT IT'S ALL ABOUT.

YOU KNOW, WE PLAY THE GAME OF ACCOUNTABILITY BECAUSE IT'S THE GAME WE HAVE TO PLAY.

BUT REALLY, YOU SEE THE RESULTS IN OUR RECOGNITIONS AND ALL THE GREAT AWARDS THAT OUR STUDENTS HAVE GOTTEN.

I WANT TO KIND OF FRAME TODAY, BASICALLY WHAT I'M GOING TO TRY TO DO IS TAKE SOMETHING THAT IS EXTREMELY COMPLEX AND NARROW IT DOWN INTO SOME KEY POINTS AS AN INTRODUCTION FOR OUR NEW BOARD MEMBERS, OUR FAMILY AT HOME, BECAUSE WE'RE IN ACCOUNTABILITY SEASON NOW.

AND THEN IN FUTURE BOARD MEETINGS, YOU'LL BE GETTING A REPORT OUT ON OUR STAAR PERFORMANCE, STAAR AND THE EOC PERFORMANCE DATA AS WELL AS IN AUGUST YOU'LL BE GETTING AN

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UPDATE ON OUR STATE ACCOUNTABILITY FINAL DATA FROM THIS SCHOOL YEAR.

SO LET'S START OUT WITH WHAT WE KNOW OF FROM ACCOUNTABILITY.

SO WE FIRST START WITH A THROUGH F, WE'VE KNOWN A THROUGH F FOR QUITE A BIT NOW AND WITH SOME RECENT CHANGES, IT'S NOW SHIFTING TO A THROUGH C.

AND SO WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS SLIDE HERE, YOU CAN KIND OF SEE THE TRANSITION FROM 2018 TO 2022.

AND I'VE KIND OF STOOD UP HERE A COUPLE OF TIMES AND I'VE GIVEN TEA A HARD TIME WITH MAKING ADJUSTMENTS AND CHANGING THE GAME ON US.

BUT ONE OF THE THINGS I THINK YOU'LL NOTICE IS THAT THERE HAS BEEN AN INCREASED EFFORT BY TEA TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS IN THE STATE LEGISLATURE, TO GIVE CREDIT TO THINGS THAT KIDS ARE ACTUALLY ACCOMPLISHING IN OUR SCHOOLS.

AND SO IN 2018, WE STARTED WITH A THROUGH F, WE JUST HAD MET WE HAD MET STANDARD.

2019 WAS THE REAL BEGINNING OF THE A-F SYSTEM.

THEN WE WENT INTO COVID WITH NOT RATED AND THE DECLARED STATE OF DISASTER FOR 2020 AND 2021.

AND THEN THIS YEAR WE BRING BACK THE A THROUGH C ACCOUNTABILITY AND WE GO A THROUGH C BECAUSE SENATE BILL 1365 TALKS ABOUT CAMPUSES NOT BEING CAMPUSES BELOW 69, 69 OR BELOW BEING NOT RATED.

SO THAT'S WHERE THE D AND F GO AWAY.

AND SO HERE ARE ACCOUNTABILITY RATING LABELS.

A JUST THE NORMAL SCALE THAT WE KNOW IT IS 90 TO 100.

B IS 80 TO 89 AND THEN C IS 70 TO 79.

AND THEN ANYTHING BELOW 69 IS GOING TO BE NOT RATED.

OUR ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM HAS THREE DOMAINS AND FOUR AREAS, AND SO DOMAIN ONE IS OUR STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT DOMAIN.

DOMAIN TWO IS SCHOOL PROGRESS.

AND IT HAS TWO PARTS HAS PART A, WHICH IS ACADEMIC GROWTH, AND THEN PART B, WHICH IS RELATIVE PERFORMANCE AND THEN CLOSING THE GAPS.

AND SO IN THE REMAINDER OF THE PRESENTATION, I'LL BE BREAKING THESE DOWN FOR YOU.

MAYBE I CAN GET A LITTLE HELP. OKAY.

SO LET'S SEE. SO KIND OF BREAKING IT DOWN.

LET'S TALK ABOUT THE FORCED B RULE.

AND THIS WILL BE ON THE NEXT SLIDE.

THE MAJOR PIECE.

WE SKIPPED IT. SO FOR FORCED B RULE, THIS IS A MAJOR PIECE.

IT NEEDED ITS OWN SLIDE BECAUSE I NEED EVERYONE TO UNDERSTAND THIS IS A MAJOR CHANGE.

DISTRICTS WHO HAVE CAMPUSES THAT SCORE NOT RATED EITHER OVERALL OR IN ONE SPECIFIC DOMAIN, THEY CAN.

THE HIGHEST RATING THAT THEY CAN ACHIEVE IS A B.

SO WHEN YOU GO THROUGH THE CALCULATIONS, YOU CAN HAVE STRAIGHT A'S SCHOOLS.

AND IF ONE SCHOOL IS NOT RATED AND IN ONE DOMAIN, THAT AUTOMATICALLY FORCES THE DISTRICT TO BE RATED AS A B.

AND THAT COMES INTO PLAY BECAUSE THERE WERE SOME SCHOOL DISTRICTS NOT US, OF COURSE, THAT COULD MAINTAIN THE OVERALL DISTRICT BE RATING BUT HAVE D AND F SCHOOLS. AND SO THIS WAS TEA'S REMEDY TO ADDRESS THAT ISSUE.

SO IN THOSE THREE DOMAINS, WE LOOK AT DOMAIN ONE, WHICH STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AND THEN SCHOOL PROGRESS.

IT IS THE BETTER OF EITHER.

AND SO REMEMBER DOMAIN TWO HAS TWO PARTS AND SO WHICHEVER PART WE SCORE, THE HIGHEST OR THE DISTRICT SCORES THE HIGHEST.

AND IF THAT IS HIGHER THAN THE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT DOMAIN, WHICH IS DOMAIN ONE, THEN YOU TAKE THE HIGHER OF THE SCORE, WHICH IS VERY BENEFICIAL IN MOST DISTRICTS.

AND THEN 30% IS THE CLOSING THE GAPS.

AND IF YOU RECALL FROM OUR LAST BOARD MEETING WHEN WE TALKED ABOUT CCMR, CLOSING THE GAPS IS REALLY WHERE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT ESSA REQUIREMENTS ARE MET AND WE LOOK AT EQUITY THERE.

SO IN DOMAIN ONE ELEMENTARY, INTERMEDIATE, AND THE MIDDLE SCHOOLS, 100% OF THEIR WAITING IS ON THE STAAR TEST.

AND SO, AS YOU KNOW, WE HAVE VARIOUS LEAD MEASURES THAT WE TRACK WITH STUDENT ASSESSMENT DATA ALONG THE WAY DURING SIX WEEKS.

WE CALL THOSE COMMON FORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS AS WELL AS OUR MAP DATA AND SOMETIMES OUR INTERIM ASSESSMENT DATA.

SO WE HAVE AN IDEA OF HOW OUR KIDS ARE GOING TO DO, BUT WE STILL WE WANT OUR KIDS TO PUT THEIR BEST FOOT FORWARD ON THE STAAR BECAUSE 100% OF THE ELEMENTARY, INTERMEDIATE AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS WEIGHTING IS ON STAAR.

HIGH SCHOOLS IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT.

AND HIGH SCHOOL, THE HIGH SCHOOL FORMULA MATCHES THE DISTRICT FORMULA.

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40% FOR STAAR, 40% FOR CCMR. AND THAT IS THE STATE CCMR AND THE STATE LOOKS AT THE OVERALL NUMBER OF STUDENTS, WHEREAS THE FEDERAL BREAKS IT DOWN BY INDIVIDUAL STUDENT GROUP. AND THEN WE HAVE GRADUATION RATE, WHICH IS THE BEST OF THE FOUR OR FIVE OR SIX YEAR GRADUATION RATE.

AND SO THIS IS WHERE SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE A SIX YEAR GRADUATION RATE THAT'S HIGHER THAN THE FOUR YEAR GRADUATION RATE, AND THEY'RE ALLOWED TO USE THAT IN ORDER TO BENEFIT THEIR DISTRICT IN THE ACCOUNTABILITY FORMULA.

SO IN DOMAIN TWO, WE LOOK AT TWO PARTS, EITHER ACADEMIC GROWTH OR RELATIVE PERFORMANCE.

AND SPECIFICALLY, WE TAKE THE BETTER OF OF EITHER ONE.

AND SO AS WE LOOK AT THE WEIGHT.

AS WE LOOK AT STUDENT GROWTH.

STUDENT GROWTH REALLY LOOKS AT WHERE A STUDENT WAS LAST YEAR AND WHERE THEY ARE THIS YEAR.

AND IF THEY'RE ABLE TO MAKE GROWTH MOVE FROM APPROACHES APPROACHING GRADE LEVEL TO MEETS GRADE LEVEL, WHICH MEANS THAT THEY'RE ON GRADE LEVEL, THEN THEY GET POINTS FOR EXPECTED GROWTH AND YOU GET POINTS FOR ACCELERATED GROWTH.

NOW YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR A LOT OF CONVERSATION OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS ABOUT APPROACHES MEETS AND MASTERS.

AND LET ME LET ME JUST BREAK THAT DOWN FOR YOU.

SO APPROACHES GRADE LEVEL MEANS THAT A STUDENT IS APPROACHING GRADE LEVEL WITH TARGETED SUPPORT AND INTERVENTION.

AND SO THEY'RE ON THE PATH, BUT THEY STILL NEED ADDITIONAL SUPPORT IN ORDER TO BE ON GRADE LEVEL.

MEETS IS THAT STUDENT IS PERFORMING ON GRADE LEVEL.

AND MASTER'S IS THAT STUDENT IS PERFORMING ABOVE GRADE LEVEL.

AND SO WHAT WE REALLY WANT TO LOOK AT A LOT OF TIMES IS HOW OUR KIDS ARE MOVING FROM EACH CATEGORY.

AND THAT TELLS US THE HEALTH OF OUR SYSTEM AN THE QUALITY OF OUR INSTRUCTION AS WE'RE GROWING OUR STUDENTS AND AS WE LOOK AT RELATIVE PERFORMANCE, WE SEE THAT THAT ALSO HAS AN IMPACT.

SO PART A IS STUDENT GROWTH AND PART B IS RELATIVE PERFORMANCE.

WHEN WE LOOK AT RELATIVE PERFORMANCE.

WHEN WE LOOK AT RELATIVE PERFORMANCE, WE'RE LOOKING AT HOW STUDENTS PERFORM ON THE STAAR IN RELATION TO THE ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED WITH THAT PARTICULAR CAMPUS OR AS A DISTRICT, OUR OVERALL PERCENTAGE.

AND SO WHEN WE'RE LOOKING AT RELATIVE PERFORMANCE, WE LOOK AT A GRAPH.

AND WHEN WE LOOK AT THAT GRAPH, WE LITERALLY JUST PLOT THE ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED AND THEN WE LOOK AT HOW OUR STUDENTS PERFORM.

THANK YOU. HOW OUR STUDENTS PERFORM WITH REGARD TO STAAR.

AND THAT'S WHERE WE GET OUR SCALE RATING THERE.

AND SO WHAT YOU MIGHT NOTICE IS THIS IS WHERE AT THE BEGINNING OF A THROUGH F IT REALLY WAS DIFFICULT FOR DISTRICTS AND CAMPUSES THAT HAD LOW ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED RATES BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY THE WAY THE CALCULATION WAS SET UP, IT WAS TO BENEFIT HIGHER PERFORMING HIGHER ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS.

AND SO WHAT YOU'LL NOTICE AS YOU GET THE DATA OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS IS THAT WE ARE OUR HIGH, ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED CAMPUSES CONTINUE TO PERFORM ABOVE THE STATE LEVEL.

AND SO WE'RE VERY PROUD OF THEM FOR THAT.

BUT FOR EQUITY SAKE, WE ALWAYS WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN GET EVERY KID WHAT THEY NEED IN ORDER TO THRIVE.

AND SO THE THIRD DOMAIN IS CLOSING THE GAPS.

AND THIS IS WHERE WE LOOK AT STUDENT GROUPS AND THIS IS WHERE THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT REQUIREMENTS COME IN.

AND SO WE LOOK AT RACE, ETHNICITY, SPECIAL EDUCATION, CONTINUOUSLY ENROLLED IN MOBILE, ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS AND ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS.

IN THE CLOSING THE GAPS WEIGHTING, YOU HAVE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT.

NOW THIS IS WHERE ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT COMES BACK, BUT IT ONLY COMES BACK AT THE MEETS AND THE MASTER'S LEVEL.

SO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WANTS TO KNOW HOW MANY OF OUR KIDS ARE ON OR ABOVE GRADE LEVEL, AND 30% OF THAT IS WHERE THE WEIGHT IS.

AND THEN FOR ACADEMIC GROWTH, THAT IS 50%.

AND SO WHEN WE LOOK AT HOW OUR STUDENTS PERFORMED WITH REGARD TO YEAR OVER YEAR AND AT EACH LEVEL, THAT'S WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT THERE.

THEN ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY, IF THEY IMPROVE IN ONE COMPOSITE RATING WE GET10% OF THAT CALCULATION. AND THEN FINALLY STAAR PERFORMANCE, THE FEDERAL TARGETS ARE MET AND THAT'S BASED UPON THE INDIVIDUAL STUDENT GROUP LEVEL.

AND FOR WHEN IT COMES TO HIGH SCHOOLS AND DISTRICTS, IT CHANGES JUST SLIGHTLY.

WE'RE LOOKING AT GRADE LEVEL PERFORMANCE, GRADUATION RATE.

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THIS TIME IT'S THE FOUR YEAR GRADUATION RATE FOR FEDERAL AND THEN ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY AGAIN.

AND THEN THIS TIME CCMR COMES BACK.

SO YOU SOME PEOPLE MIGHT HAVE WONDERED, WHY DO WE GIVE SO MANY UPDATES ABOUT CCMR? THIS IS A MAJOR PIECE BECAUSE IT IS ROUGHLY 70% OF THE CALCULATIONS DEPENDING ON WHAT WE END UP USING.

SO I'VE GIVEN YOU AN OVERVIEW OF THE THREE DOMAINS.

AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE THREE DOMAINS, I KIND OF WANT TO DISTILL IT DOWN FOR YOU, WHAT WE DO, BECAUSE IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE FOLLOW IF WE FOLLOW OUR PROCESSES, WE KNOW THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE SUCCESSFUL.

SO WHEN WE LOOK AT DOMAIN ONE, THE STUDENT PROGRESS, WE LOOK AT OUR CORE PROCESSES OF CURRICULUM, CALIBRATION AND CADENCE OF ACCOUNTABILITY.

THIS IS WHAT DRIVES OUR STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT PIECE.

THIS IS WHERE BACK WHEN DR.

V SAID, YOU KNOW, IT WAS GOING TO TAKE, YOU KNOW, TEN YEARS FROM NOW IN ORDER TO SEE THE RESULTS.

THIS IS WHY WE KNOW THAT THOSE RESULTS ARE BAKED IN AND WE CONTINUE TO CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVE ON THOSE RESULTS.

YOU'VE ALSO RECEIVED SEVERAL UPDATES REGARDING MAP AND WHEN WE LOOK AT MAP AND OUR SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT HAS GIVEN A PRESENTATION ABOUT MTSS FOR DOMAINS, TWO AND THREE THESE ARE HIGH EQUITY DOMAINS.

AND SO FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT, THEY WANT TO KNOW HOW WE'RE MOVING EACH STUDENT.

AND THAT'S WHY THAT'S WHERE MAP GROWTH REALLY COMES IN TO HELP US, BECAUSE WE'RE ABLE TO SEE WHERE OUR KIDS ARE FINISHING THE YEAR, WHERE THEY COME BACK AND TAKE THE BOY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR.

SO IF THERE'S ANY LOSS DURING THE SUMMER AND THEN THAT GIVES US A PLAN TO PROVIDE QUALITY TIER 1 INSTRUCTION SO THAT WE CAN MOVE THAT STUDENT.

AND AT THIS POINT, OUR GOAL IS TO ACCELERATE THE INSTRUCTION WHICH OUR TEACHERS HAVE DONE A PHENOMENAL JOB ACCELERATING THE GROWTH OF THEIR STUDENTS BEYOND THAT OF THE NATIONAL NORM.

AND YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR ABOUT THAT IN THE COMING PRESENTATIONS.

SO THE INDIVIDUAL STUDENT LOOKING AT THE INDIVIDUAL STUDENT GROUPS AND THAT IS THE GAME AND THAT IS THE FORMULA THAT WE PLAY FOR OUR STUDENTS.

BUT AGAIN, I WANT TO GO BACK TO THESE PRESENTATIONS AND RECOGNITIONS THAT WE WERE JUST GOING THROUGH BECAUSE THIS IS REALLY WHERE IT'S AT.

SO WE HAVE A SYSTEM TO TRACK WHERE OUR STUDENTS ARE, WHERE THEY END UP, AND WE HAVE A SYSTEM FOR TRACKING HOW WE INTERVENE AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OF OUR INTERVENTION EFFORTS.

AND SO BECAUSE OF THAT, WE'RE ABLE TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR KIDS BECAUSE THEY ARE AT OR ABOVE GRADE LEVEL AT A RATE THAT IS FAR HIGHER THAN THE STATE AND THE REGION. QUESTIONS? BOARD MEMBERS TO MY RIGHT ANY QUESTIONS? MR. DAVIS.

MR. JOHNSON, AS ALWAYS, THANK YOU FOR EXPLAINING IN SUCH A WAY THAT ALL OF US CAN GET IT.

AND SO THAT'S APPRECIATED.

I HAD SOME SPECIFIC QUESTIONS, I GUESS IT'S AROUND SLIDES 13 AND 14, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT GRADE LEVEL PERFORMANCE, SPECIFICALLY AROUND MEETS AND MASTERS, RIGHT.

SO I UNDERSTAND IT'S THE COLLECTIVE WE ALL WIN TOGETHER, RIGHT.

WE'RE A TEAM. IS THERE A CERTAIN PERCENTAGE WE NEED TO HAVE, AT LEAST AT THE MEETS LEVEL? AND EACH OF THOSE CATEGORIES, BOTH ELEMENTARY AND IN THE HIGH SCHOOL, IS IT A CERTAIN PERCENTAGE OF THE OVERALL STUDENT POPULATION THAT NEEDS TO BE THERE? AND WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE? SO FOR US, OUR GOAL IS JUST FOR VISION 2030.

WE WANT ALL OF OUR STUDENTS TO BE ON OR ABOVE GRADE LEVEL AND REMAIN THERE THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF ALL OF THEIR MATH AND READING CAREER.

SURE. AND SO OUR GOALS ARE SET INCREMENTALLY.

ONCE WE HAVE OUR SCORECARD AND OUR BASELINE, WE SET INCREMENTAL GOALS PER CAMPUS AND AS A DISTRICT IN ORDER TO MOVE THE BALL ON THOSE NUMBERS.

AND WE FOLLOW THAT UP WITH OUR CADENCE OF ACCOUNTABILITY.

SO FOR US, WE'RE NEVER DONE.

WE'RE ALWAYS TRYING TO CLOSE GAPS FROM AN OVERALL CAMPUS STANDPOINT, BUT ALSO FROM AN INDIVIDUAL STUDENT GROUP STANDPOINT.

GOT IT. AND I KNOW WE'VE SEEN THIS DATA PREVIOUSLY, AND I KNOW WE'RE KIND OF WAITING FOR THE YEAR TO END.

CAN WE AND I REMEMBER EARLIER IN THE FIRST PART OF YEAR KIND OF DOING THE BASELINE ASSESSMENT THAT WAS REALLY HELPFUL AT THAT TIME.

CAN YOU JUST GIVE US MAYBE SOME FORESHADOWING ABOUT HOW WE'RE EXPECTING TO SEE AND YOU MAY NOT BE THE SO WHAT I CAN TELL YOU IS THAT THE PRELIMINARY KEYWORD, PRELIMINARY NUMBERS ARE IN, AND WE HAVE SEEN INCREASES IN ALMOST EVERY AREA, IN EVERY GRADE LEVEL THROUGH STAAR THREE THROUGH EIGHT.

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AND WE HAVE SOME VERY PROMISING RESULTS WITH EOC AS WELL.

THANK YOU. AND SO, YES, WE ARE IN GREAT SHAPE.

AND IN ALL TRANSPARENCY, I'M AWARE OF SOME OF THAT, BUT I THOUGHT IT'D BE GOOD FOR THE GROUP TO HEAR US AS A COLLECTIVE.

SO THANK YOU. [LAUGHTER] ANY OTHER BOARD MEMBERS TO MY RIGHT? TO ADDRESS YOUR QUESTION MR. DAVIS, ABOUT WHAT'S OUR GOAL? SO. YES WHAT MR. JOHNSON SAID. BUT ALSO, YOU MAY BE REMEMBERING BACK TO THE 30 60 90 RULE WE'VE TALKED ABOUT.

AND SO IF WHAT THEY SAY BASICALLY IS IF YOU'RE 90% APPROACHES 60% MEETS 30% MASTERS, YOU ADD THOSE UP, YOU DIVIDE BY THREE, YOU GET A 60.

AND THAT'S A SCALE SCORE THAT THAT CONVERTS OVER TO A 90.

SO WHAT THEY SAY IS THE GUIDELINE FOR THAT PIECE THAT'S AN A AND THEN WHEN YOU GO TO DOMAIN THREE, AS MR. JOHNSON WAS TALKING ABOUT, EACH DIFFERENT POPULATION OF STUDENTS HAS A DIFFERENT THRESHOLD AND THAT IS MEASURED AT THE MEETS LEVEL.

SO FOR EACH EACH POPULATION, THEY SAY IT'S A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT.

AND THAT'S JUST A YES OR NO.

WERE YOU ABOVE THAT LINE? YES. THEN YOU GET TO COUNT THAT.

WHERE YOU BELOW THAT LINE? NO. THEN THAT COMES OUT OF THE NUMERATOR FOR YOU.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS TO MY RIGHT? TO MY LEFT? MS. THOMAS. I DON'T REALLY HAVE A QUESTION.

I JUST HAVE A COMMENT THAT WITH COVID, I KNOW THE GAPS WERE IMMENSE.

AND FOR US TO STILL REMAIN WITH OUR RATING AND BE POSITIVE WITH THAT, KUDOS TO OUR TEACHERS AND OUR OUR PRINCIPALS AND OUR ADMINISTRATION TO KEEP US EXCELLING IN SUCH A TOUGH TIME.

I KNOW THERE ARE SOME SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT, YOU KNOW, YOU DON'T CLOSE THAT GAP AND THAT'S GOING TO KNOCK THEM OUT OF AN A OR EVEN A B RATING.

SO WE'RE HANGING STEADY.

SO I JUST APPRECIATE ALL THE HARD WORK THAT ALL OF OUR TEACHERS AND EVERYBODY HAS DONE THIS YEAR TO KEEP OUR KIDS PROGRESSING EVEN IN THESE REALLY CHALLENGING TIMES.

SO THANK YOU.

MR. JOHNSON. I APPRECIATE YOUR PRESENTATION.

AGAIN, YOU BREAK IT DOWN FOR US SO THAT WE FEEL LIKE WE UNDERSTAND A LITTLE BIT BETTER.

SO THANK YOU FOR THAT AND MY SENTIMENTS EXACTLY.

I DITTO WHAT MS..

THOMAS SAID, BUT I THINK, YOU KNOW, I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS THE PART THAT YOU COVERED IN THE VERY BEGINNING THAT I CAN'T SEEM TO GET OVER, WHICH IS OUT OF ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICT, IF ONE OF THEM DOESN'T DO WELL, WE CAN'T RECEIVE ANYTHING BETTER THAN A B.

SO IF YOU COULD SAY THAT AGAIN SO THAT THE FOLKS IN THE BACK COULD UNDERSTAND AND HEAR THAT, I WOULD APPRECIATE THAT.

SO FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE BACK, [LAUGHTER] THE HIGHEST RATING, NUMERICAL RATING THAT A SCHOOL DISTRICT CAN GET, EVEN IF THEY HAVE ALL A CAMPUSES AND EVEN THE CAMPUS THAT SCORES A, B AND NOT RATED IN ONE DOMAIN, THE HIGHEST RATING THAT THE DISTRICT CAN GET IS AN 89.

ONE CAMPUS ONE DOMAIN.

JUST GOING TO PUT THAT OUT THERE? I'M HAVING A HARD TIME WITH THAT ONE.

SO. WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH, SIR.

I APPRECIATE YOUR INFORMATION.

WE'RE HAVING A HARD TIME OVER HERE.

MOVING ON TO AGENDA ITEM 7.1 PRESENTATIONS.

[7. Presentation]

DR. CANTU. YES.

I WOULD LIKE TO ASK TINA CANTU AND HER TEAM TO PLEASE COME FORWARD AND GIVE US AN UPDATE ON OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME PROGRAMS. I'M GOING TO BRING THIS DOWN A LITTLE BIT.

GOOD EVENING, DR.

CANTU, PRESIDENT NEWSOM BOARD OF TRUSTEES, AND CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEWLY APPOINTED TRUSTEES.

I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING ALONGSIDE YOU TO SERVE OUR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES.

MY TEAM AND I ARE VERY EXCITED TO BE HERE THIS EVENING TO TALK ABOUT THE OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME PROGRAMS AND JUST THE GREAT THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING WITH US IN THAT DEPARTMENT.

SO AS YOU MAY OR MAY NOT KNOW, THE OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME PROGRAMS FALLS UNDER THE COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING PROGRAM.

SO BACK IN 2018, WHEN I JOINED THE WONDERFUL MANSFIELD ISD, MR. WILLIAMS AND I SAT DOWN AND TALKED ABOUT JUST A VISION THAT WE HAD FOR THE OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME PROGRAMS. AND IT WASN'T JUST OUR PRIORITY WAS TO PROVIDE A SAFE, ENGAGING AND HIGH QUALITY BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM.

BUT WE WANTED MORE THAN THAT.

WE REALLY WANTED TO EXPAND.

WE WERE LOOKING AT THE FUTURE, AND THAT FUTURE FOR US WAS TO PROVIDE MORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR FAMILIES AT NO COST.

SO WE WENT AFTER THAT. SO TODAY YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THAT.

SO OST.

WHAT ARE OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME PROGRAMS? OUT OF SCHOOL TIME PROGRAMS ARE EXPANDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES THAT OCCUR BEFORE SCHOOL, AFTER SCHOOL AND THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER.

AND I JUST WANT TO PREFACE WITH WE'RE NOT DAYCARE, WE'RE NOT A PLACE TO HOUSE STUDENTS, BUT JUST TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH EXPANDED LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES THAT HAVE AN ARRAY OF ACTIVITIES. SO WE REALLY WANT TO FOCUS ON ACADEMICS, ENRICHMENT, FAMILY ENGAGEMENT, OF COURSE, COLLEGE CAREER READINESS, REALLY THAT BLEND OF ITEMS. SO IN THE CENTER OF THIS SLIDE, YOU'LL SEE THE OST OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME PROGRAMS LOGO, WHICH WE DID CREATE IN HOUSE.

AND TO THE LEFT IS OUR QUEST FEE BASED PROGRAM.

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SO OUR FEE BASED PROGRAM DOES GENERATE REVENUE BACK INTO THE DISTRICT.

AND SO WE'RE ABLE TO GIVE BACK AND ALSO REINVEST BACK INTO OUR PROGRAM.

TO THE RIGHT OF THAT, YOU'LL SEE THE TEXAS ACE LOGO AND THAT IS OUR GRANT FUNDED OUT OF SCHOOL TIME PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES OUR FAMILIES SERVICES AT NO COST.

AND THIS IS TO THE ELIGIBLE CAMPUSES FOR THIS SPECIFIC FUNDING.

AND LIKE I SAID, EVERYTHING THAT WE TRY TO DO, WE TRY IT'S HIGH QUALITY, INTENTIONAL AND INNOVATIVE.

SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE ALIGNING WITH THE VISION 2030.

AGAIN, FOCUSING ON ACADEMICS, ENRICHMENT, FAMILY ENGAGEMENT AND COLLEGE AND CAREER.

OKAY. SO JUST KIND OF A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE JOURNEY.

SO BACK IN 2018, WE STARTED WITH SEVEN CAMPUSES.

AS YOU CAN SEE, THIS SCHOOL YEAR WE HAVE 22 CAMPUSES ACROSS THE DISTRICT FOR THE QUEST PROGRAM.

SO WITH THAT, WE'RE SERVING OVER 1300 STUDENTS EACH DAY THROUGH THE QUEST PROGRAM, WHICH IS VERY EXCITING.

TO THE LEFT, YOU'LL SEE THOSE 22 CAMPUSES ACROSS THE DISTRICT.

AND I JUST REALLY WANT TO HIGHLIGHT, IF YOU SEE FROM 2020 2021 FOR THAT 29 AND THEN A DECREASE TO 22, I JUST REALLY WANT TO FOCUS ON THAT.

AND JUST IT WASN'T IT WAS BECAUSE WE WERE SO SUCCESSFUL IN OBTAINING THIS FEDERAL FUNDING THAT WE WERE ABLE TO SECURE THE ACE GRANT AND REALLY EXPAND THOSE OPPORTUNITIES.

SO YOU'LL HEAR A LOT MORE ABOUT THAT IN THE PRESENTATION LATER.

AND AT THIS TIME, I REALLY WANT TO FOCUS ON OUR STAFF.

NOT ONLY DO I GET TO WORK WITH AN AMAZING TEAM IN THE COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING DEPARTMENT, BUT MY ADMIN TEAM LEVEL, BUT ALSO THE DRIVING FORCE OF OUR PROGRAM, WE HIRE THE BEST OF THE BEST, WHO'S THE BEST? MISD STAFF. SO WE HAVE AN ARRAY OF EMPLOYEES.

SO WE HAVE CERTIFIED TEACHERS, WE HAVE PARAPROFESSIONALS, WE HAVE LIBRARIANS, NURSES, AIDES, I MEAN COLLEGE STUDENTS SUBSTITUTES, AND WE EVEN HAVE OUR VERY OWN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. SO WE RE-INVEST BACK INTO OUR STUDENTS AND PROVIDE THEM WITH WORKING OPPORTUNITIES.

SO AT THIS TIME, I REALLY WANT YOU TO DIVE DEEPER INTO THE QUEST PROGRAM.

SO I'M GOING TO HAND IT OVER TO MY COLLEAGUE, BRADLEY PERRY, WHO'S THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF OUT OF SCHOOL TIME PROGRAMS. THANK YOU, MS. CANTU. AS MS. CANTU SAID, QUEST REALLY FOCUSES ON OFFERING OUR STUDENTS HANDS ON AND ENGAGING ACTIVITIES THAT ALLOW THE STUDENTS TO DISCOVER NEW INTERESTS AND HONE IN ON THEIR TALENTS.

QUEST SUPPORTS THE SCHOOL DAY THROUGH ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES THAT REINFORCE STUDENT LEARNING THROUGH INNOVATIVE, FUN AND ENGAGING METHODS.

AND OUR VISION REALLY IS TO ENHANCE THE SCHOOL DAY LEARNING WITHOUT REPLICATION OF THAT.

SO AS MS. CANTU SAID, 91% OF OUR STAFF ARE MISD EMPLOYEES.

THEY SERVE SOME OTHER ROLE WITHIN MISD DURING THE SCHOOL DAY.

SO HAVING MISD PROFESSIONALS AS OUR STAFF REALLY HELPS TIE QUEST TO THE SCHOOL AND ENSURES CONTINUITY OF SCHOOL DAY PROTOCOLS, PROCEDURES AND CAMPUS NORMS. WE REALLY ENCOURAGE OUR STAFF TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX AND INTRODUCE OUR STUDENTS TO NEW WAYS OF LEARNING AND OPPORTUNITIES.

AS YOU ALL KNOW, MISD HAS A FANTASTIC AND VERY RIGOROUS, WELL STRUCTURED CURRICULUM THAT SUPPORTS OUR STUDENTS DURING THE DAY, SO WE DON'T HAVE TO REPLICATE THAT AFTER SCHOOL.

WE ENCOURAGE OUR STAFF TO TRY NEW WAYS AND INTRODUCE NEW CONCEPTS.

MAYBE THERE'S A GAME THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO PLAY, BUT THEY DON'T NECESSARILY HAVE TIME TO WORK IT INTO THEIR SCHOOL DAY.

SO TRY IT AFTER SCHOOL.

SEE HOW THAT WORKS.

IF THE RESULTS ARE GREAT AND THE STUDENTS CAUGHT ON QUICKLY, THEN THEY KNOW WITH CONFIDENCE THEY CAN PUT THAT INTO THEIR NORMAL SCHOOL DAY CURRICULUM AND REALLY GET THE RESULTS FROM IT THAT THEY'D SAW IN THE AFTER SCHOOL.

SOME EXAMPLES OF JUST SOME OF OUR HANDS ON ACTIVITIES ARE SEWING, GARDENING, STEM PROJECTS, ROBOTICS, CODING, RECYCLED ART.

AND OF COURSE WE HAVE IMPLEMENTED IN OUR PROGRAM EVERY DAY.

ONE OF THE BEST WAYS TO SHOW OFF OUR PROGRAM IS REALLY OUR SUMMER PROGRAM CALLED CAMP DESTINATION.

IT'S AN EIGHT WEEK OR AN EIGHT WEEK PROGRAM THAT'S 12 HOURS A DAY.

SO WE REALLY GET TO EXPAND WHAT WE DO AND REALLY SHOW THAT OFF.

AND HERE'S JUST SOME PICTURES.

AS YOU CAN SEE, OUR LITTLE FRIEND EATING HIS CHICKEN LEG AT MEDIEVAL TIMES.

I REALLY ENJOYED THAT.

AND THEN JUST SOME OTHER COLLEGE AND CAREER.

WE GO TO KIDZANIA, WHICH REALLY ALLOWS THE KIDS THE OPPORTUNITY TO TRY DIFFERENT OCCUPATIONS, WHETHER THAT'S SANITATION WORKER, LAWYER, DOCTOR, TEACHER, OF COURSE, AND ALL THOSE OTHER GREAT OCCUPATIONS THAT THEY CAN TRY OUT AND REALLY SEE WHAT THEY MIGHT WANT TO FOCUS ON WHEN THEY GROW UP.

AND THEN, OF COURSE, WE HIT THE ZOO AND SOME FUN FILLED DAYS AS WELL.

LET'S SEE. SO HERE'S OUR SCORECARD.

USUALLY YOU SEE OUR SCORECARD PRESENTED AS ONE OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME PROGRAM SCORECARD.

BUT FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS PRESENTATION, WE BROKE IT DOWN INTO TWO DIFFERENT SECTIONS THE QUEST PROGRAM AND THEN THE ACE PROGRAM, WHICH WE'LL HEAR ABOUT IN A SECOND.

WE REALLY FELT LIKE IT WAS IMPORTANT THAT QUEST ALIGNS OUR SCORECARD AND OUR MISSION WITH VISION 2030, WHICH DIRECTLY RELATES TO THE BOTTOM FOUR KEY STRATEGIC MEASURES. THE ONE KEY STRATEGIC MEASURE THAT IS SPECIFIC TO QUEST IS OUR REVENUE THAT WE GENERATE.

AND SO, AS YOU CAN SEE, OUR GOAL FOR JULY THROUGH JUNE IS ABOUT $2.4 MILLION DOLLARS.

CURRENTLY, WE'RE SITTING AT $2.2 MILLION DOLLARS THAT WE BROUGHT IN FOR THE YEAR.

AND SO WITH THE TUITION FOR THE REST OF OUR SCHOOL YEAR AND OUR SUMMER TUITION, WE ARE ON TRACK TO EXCEED THAT GOAL BY QUITE A

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BIT. SO WITH THAT REVENUE THOUGH, WE DO LIKE TO REINVEST INTO OUR PROGRAM.

AND SO THIS YEAR THAT IS JUST REVENUE.

THAT'S NOT AFTER WE PAY ALL OF OUR EXPENSES AND FOR OUR AMAZING STAFF AND OUR SUPPLIES AND OUR SNACK COSTS.

SO AFTER WE DO THAT, WE ARE ANTICIPATING TO HAVE ABOUT A PROFIT OF ABOUT 780,000 DOLLARS FOR THIS YEAR, OF WHICH WE WILL BE REINVESTING 343 OF THAT BACK INTO THE DISTRICT IN THE FORM OF INDIRECT COSTS.

AND THEN THE REMAINING $450,000 DOLLARS WILL BE REINVESTED INTO OUR PROGRAM TO BE ABLE TO OFFER DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES AND FURTHER ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR STUDENTS. SO AS WE GO DOWN AS YOU CAN SEE THAT COLLEGE CAREER AND LIFE READINESS IS IMPORTANT TO US.

AND SO WE DO HAVE A BIT OF A WAYS TO GO.

BUT CURRENTLY RIGHT NOW, 59.1% OF OUR QUEST SITES ARE OFFERING COLLEGE, CAREER AND LIFE READINESS ACTIVITIES ON A CONSISTENT BASIS.

AND THEN YOU CAN SEE WE HAVE OUR SEL ACTIVITIES 100% OF OUR SITES IMPLEMENT SEL ON A DAILY BASIS.

SO THAT'S REALLY GREAT FOR KIND OF THE CREATING INNER WELL-BEING AND SOCIAL AWARENESS FOR OUR STUDENTS.

AND THEN GOING ON THE COMMUNITY.

MISD WE REALLY DO BELIEVE THAT THE COMMUNITY IS MISD, AND MISD IS THE COMMUNITY.

WE'RE ALL ONE TOGETHER. AND SO WE REALLY WANT OUR STUDENTS TO KNOW WHAT AN INTEGRAL PART OUR COMMUNITY IS TO US AND WHAT AN INTEGRAL PART WE ARE TO THE COMMUNITY.

AND SO BRINGING IN EXTRA COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS AND PARTNERS AND SO REALLY OUR STUDENTS CAN GET TO KNOW OUR COMMUNITY.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE AT 41%.

WE OBVIOUSLY AS A DISTRICT HAVE CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT AND A DEPARTMENT OF CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT.

WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO TO MAKING SURE THAT THAT IS 100, BUT THAT IS DEFINITELY ON OUR GOAL LIST FOR NEXT YEAR.

AND THEN STAKEHOLDER SATISFACTION SURVEYS, WE SURVEY ALL OF OUR STAKEHOLDERS AT THE END OF EACH TERM.

AND SO AT THE END OF FALL, WE HAD 98.5 OF OUR RESPONDENTS SAID THAT THEY WERE SATISFIED OR EXTREMELY SATISFIED WITH THE VALUE THAT THEY RECEIVED FROM QUEST.

AND SO SOME OF THE THINGS THAT THEY SAID ON OUR SURVEY, JUST ONE OF THE ONES THAT I REALLY WANT TO POINT OUT IS I WORK FROM HOME, WHICH ALLOWS ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO PICK MY DAUGHTER UP FROM SCHOOL. BUT SHE LOVES QUEST SO MUCH THAT I ALLOW HER TO STAY ENROLLED.

SO AS WE HAD, THE PANDEMIC CAME IN AND WE HAD A LOT OF FAMILIES THAT WERE ABLE TO WORK FROM HOME AND ARE CONTINUED TO WORK FROM HOME.

BUT THEY REALLY SAW THE VALUE IN OUR PROGRAM AND REALLY WANTED THEIR KIDS TO REALLY BE ABLE TO RECEIVE THOSE OPPORTUNITIES.

AND SO THEY'RE STILL ENROLLED EVEN THOUGH THEY COULD BE PICKED UP ON TIME.

BUT OF COURSE, I COULD READ THESE TO YOU, BUT HEARING DIRECTLY FROM OUR FAMILIES IS GOING TO BE THE MOST IMPACTFUL.

I DO JUST WANT TO PREFACE THAT AFTER SCHOOL AND DURING OUR FAMILY ENGAGEMENT EVENTS, WE LIKE IT TO BE FUN AND EXCITING AND SOMETIMES IT CAN GET A LITTLE BIT LOUD.

AND SO THIS VIDEO, THERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND NOISE, BUT WE REALLY WANTED YOU TO BE ABLE TO SEE OUR FAMILIES AND WHAT THEY SAY IN THEIR NATURAL HABITAT, SO TO SPEAK.

SO IT'S SO NICE TO HAVE SOMEWHERE WHERE OUR KIDS CAN JUST GO AND BE SAFE AND HAVE FUN AND BE AROUND OTHER KIDS.

AND THEN WHEN OUR EVER CHANGING SCHEDULE IS APPROPRIATE, THEN WE CAN COME GET THEM.

ONE OF THE BIGGEST THINGS OR THE BIGGEST BENEFITS THAT WE'VE SEEN IS THEY JUST GOT TO MEET SO MANY MORE FRIENDS OUTSIDE OF JUST THEIR CLASSROOM AND THAT THEY WOULDN'T HAVE MET.

BECAUSE IF IT'S NOT NEIGHBORS AND IF IT'S NOT IN THE CLASS, IT'S HARD TO MEET KIDS.

RIGHT? SO THEY GET A BIG, HUGE GROUP OF KIDS AND THEY GET TO MEET ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE.

AND WE JUST LOVE THAT EXPERIENCE.

SOCIALIZE. AND HE'S PROGRESSING AND THRIVING WITH THE OTHER KIDS, BEING ABLE TO PLAY AROUND WITH OTHER KIDS. AND HE'S EVEN OPENED UP TO THE STAFF AND HE JUST FEELS LIKE HE BELONGS.

AND AS A PARENT, THAT'S ALL WE COULD EVER HOPE FOR, LET ALONE A PARENT OF A CHILD WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.

QUEST AS BEEN SUCH A MAJOR IT'S MADE SUCH A MAJOR DIFFERENCE IN OUR CHILD'S LIFE, IN OUR LIVES, AS A FAMILY. SO WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR QUEST.

AWESOME. SO AS YOU CAN SEE, THE QUEST PROGRAM IS REALLY HAVING AN IMPACT ON OUR FAMILIES AND OUR STUDENTS AND OUR COMMUNITY.

AND IT REALLY IS A HUGE HONOR TO BE ABLE TO SERVE OUR FAMILIES AND CONTINUE TO SERVE OUR FAMILIES.

AND SO UP NEXT, I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE MRS. [INAUDIBLE] GOMEZ, WHO WILL BE SPEAKING A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT OUR GRANT FUNDED PROGRAM, ACE.

HI. GOOD EVENING EVERYONE.

I GET THE PLEASURE TO WORK WITH THE GRANT FUNDED SIDE OF THE OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME PROGRAMS, WHICH I THINK IS A REALLY NEAT OPPORTUNITY FOR THE DISTRICT TO HAVE.

SO TINA MENTIONED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT TEXAS ACE STANDS FOR AT THE STATE LEVEL.

SO AT THE STATE LEVEL, WE'RE KNOWN AS THE AFTERSCHOOL CENTERS ON EDUCATION, BUT AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL YOU'LL HEAR IT REFERRED TO AS NITA M.

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LOWEY, 21ST CENTURY COMMUNITY LEARNING CENTER.

SO JUST TO TELL YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT THE PROGRAM PURPOSE IS, IS WE FOCUS ON THE ACADEMIC.

TO PROVIDE ACADEMIC AND ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR STUDENTS AND ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED CAMPUSES AND THOSE CAMPUSES THAT ARE LOW PERFORMING.

SO OUR TITLE ONE CAMPUSES AND OUR FOCUS IS TO.

OUR PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO HELP STUDENTS MEET THOSE CORE ACADEMIC AREAS IN READING AND MATH AND SHOW SOME SORT OF PROGRESSION WITHIN THE STUDENTS THAT WE ARE SERVING.

JUST TO TELL YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW WE GOT THIS FUNDING AND HOW WE SOUGHT IT AND WERE RECEIVED.

WE'RE GRANTED THIS THIS OPPORTUNITY IS IN OCTOBER.

THE GRANT WAS RELEASED.

WE WROTE IT AND MET WITH ALL OF THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATORS, CAMPUS PRINCIPALS, TO JUST MAKE SURE THAT WE WERE GOING TO BE ABLE TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN IMPLEMENTING THIS GRANT AND FOLLOWING IT WITH FIDELITY.

IT WAS SUBMITTED IN JANUARY OF 2021 AND WE WERE AWARDED IN JUNE OF 2021.

SO JANUARY OR SORRY, JULY 1ST WE HIT THE GROUND RUNNING.

WE WERE MEETING WITH PRINCIPALS, JUST MAKING SURE THAT WE WERE GOING TO MEET THIS GRANT.

AS YOU CAN SEE HERE, IT'S A FIVE YEAR GRANT FROM SUMMER 2021 THROUGH THE END OF SUMMER OF 2026 EACH YEAR FOR $1.7 MILLION DOLLARS FOR A GRAND TOTAL OF 8.5 OVER THE FIVE YEAR SPAN.

AND SO YOU'LL SEE THE CAMPUSES HERE TO THE RIGHT.

AND THEN I WANT TO POINT OUT SOMETHING WHICH IS VERY SIGNIFICANT IN THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS THAT WE'RE SERVING AND JUST HOW MANY MORE STUDENTS WERE ABLE TO SERVE AND REALLY PROVIDE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO YOU.

SO YOU SEE ON THE WEST SIDE HERE, WE HAVE 183 STUDENTS WHO WE SERVED THROUGH THE QUEST SIDE.

AGAIN, A FEE BASED PROGRAM, STILL AN AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM, BUT VERY ENRICHING.

BUT NOW THAT WE HAVE ACE ACROSS OUR TEN CAMPUSES, WE HAVE BEEN SERVING ALMOST 1200 STUDENTS.

AND SO THAT NUMBER IS PROJECTED THROUGH THE END OF SUMMER.

SO THAT'S JUST THAT MANY MORE STUDENTS THAT WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO PROVIDE THAT OPPORTUNITY TO.

AND SO JUST TO MENTION OUT OF THE THERE WAS 146 APPLICATIONS THAT WERE SUBMITTED AND WE WERE ONE OF 46 WHO RECEIVED THIS FEDERAL FUNDING FOR THIS CYCLE 11 SO YOU MAY HEAR OTHER DISTRICTS HAVE CYCLE 10, IT'S JUST WHATEVER PREVIOUS CYCLE WAS OUT THERE.

AND THEN AGAIN TO ALIGN AND JUST REALLY SEE THE OBJECTIVES THAT THE 21ST CCLC HAS, AND HOW THEY ALIGN WITH OUR MANSFIELD ISD VISION 2030.

SO AGAIN, THE ACADEMIC PIECE IS A HUGE CORE COMPONENT, IMPROVING THE SCHOOL DAY ATTENDANCE.

SO OUR GOAL IS TO REALLY FOSTER A SENSE OF BELONGING FOR OUR STUDENTS, NOT ONLY WITH ACE, BUT ALSO WITH QUEST.

WE WANT STUDENTS TO COME TO OUR PROGRAM AND FEEL LIKE THEY BELONG, WHETHER THAT BE, THEY'VE BEEN REFERRED TO US BECAUSE THEY HAVE AN ACADEMIC GAP, BECAUSE THEY NEED MORE SOCIAL INTERACTION WITH THEIR PEERS, PARENTS ARE WORKING, WHATEVER THE CASE MAY BE, EVEN THOUGH WE DO HAVE A SELECTIVE PROCESS IN THE STUDENTS THAT WE INVITE TO OUR PROGRAM, IT'S OPEN TO OTHER STUDENTS WITHIN THE CAMPUS.

AND AGAIN, WE ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE ALIGNING WITH THAT COLLEGE AND CAREER PIECE, WHICH IS IN OUR VISION 2030 FOR MANSFIELD ISD.

AND THEN THE ACE COMPONENTS HERE.

THESE ARE OUR FOUR CORE COMPONENTS THAT THE GRANT ASKS US TO REALLY FOCUS ON.

AND SO YOU'LL SEE HERE ACADEMIC ENRICHMENT, FAMILY ENGAGEMENT, AND THEN OUR COLLEGE AND CAREER PIECE.

SO RIGHT ABOVE THAT PHOTO ARE JUST SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE DOING.

MR. JOHNSON TOUCHED BASE ON THAT MAP DATA INFORMATION.

SO WITHIN ACE, AT OUR CAMPUSES, WE'RE TRACKING THAT MAP DATA AS WELL.

SO ANY OPPORTUNITY THAT WE HAVE A BEGINNING, MIDDLE AND END OF THE YEAR, WE'RE TRACKING THAT INFORMATION TO SEE THE GROWTH THAT STUDENTS ARE SHOWING.

AND WE ARE ABLE TO REALLY PROVIDE THEM THAT EXTRA ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE OR TUTORIALS DURING THE AFTER SCHOOL HOURS TO HELP THE CAMPUS GROW IN THAT ACADEMIC COMPONENT. THE FAMILY ENGAGEMENT PIECE IS SOMETHING THAT'S REQUIRED AND WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL THAT IS A REQUIREMENT OF OF THE PROGRAM BECAUSE WE'RE ABLE TO SERVE FAMILIES AND REALLY PROVIDE A PROGRAM FOR THEIR FAMILY AS A WHOLE.

SO WHETHER THAT BE A FUN ENRICHMENT ACTIVITY OR WHETHER THAT MEANS THEY ARE ASKING FOR RESOURCES IN HEALTH AND FITNESS TAX INFORMATION.

SO WITH THAT PIECE SPECIFICALLY, WE'VE PARTNERED WITH THE MANSFIELD CITY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THOSE OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR FAMILIES.

IN THIS PICTURE HERE, YOU'LL SEE A PHOTO FROM THE GLENN HARMON ACE GROUP WHO RECEIVED AN AWARD JUST RECENTLY.

THEY RECEIVED THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD IN A [INAUDIBLE] PROJECT THAT WE PARTICIPATED IN WITH [INAUDIBLE] PROJECT AND FORT WORTH AFTER SCHOOL.

AND THEN TOUCHING BASE ON THE SCORECARD.

THE FIRST THREE THAT YOU'LL SEE I'M NOT GOING TO TOUCH TOO MUCH ON BECAUSE AS I MENTIONED PREVIOUSLY, THOSE ARE PART OF OUR REQUIRED COMPONENTS.

SO WE ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE THOSE AT EVERY ONE OF OUR CAMPUS.

SO EVERY CAMPUS THAT WAS LISTED IS HITTING THESE AREAS.

AND THEN STAKEHOLDER SATISFACTION SURVEY.

AGAIN, WE'RE SURVEYING OUR PARENTS, MAKING SURE THAT WE'RE PROVIDING WHAT IT IS THAT THEY'RE NEEDING OUT OF OUR PROGRAM.

THE RESOURCE IS THE ACADEMIC PIECE.

WE PROVIDE THE MEALS SERVICES THROUGH STUDENT NUTRITION.

BUT THE TWO AREAS THAT I REALLY WANT TO FOCUS ON FROM THIS SCORECARD IS GOING TO BE THAT ACADEMIC GROWTH.

SO WITHIN OUR GRANT, WE'VE IDENTIFIED AND SAID THAT WE ARE GOING TO ASSIST WITH MAKING SURE THAT OUR ACE STUDENTS WHO'VE ATTENDED ACE FOR 45 DAYS OR MORE HAVE MADE GROWTH IN

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THOSE READING AND MATH AREAS.

AND SO OUR TARGET GOAL IS 80% AND PRELIMINARY INFORMATION.

WE EVEN THOUGH WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE THE FINAL INFORMATION UNTIL END OF SUMMER PROGRAMING, OUR PROJECTION RIGHT NOW SHOWS THAT MOST OF OUR CAMPUSES ACROSS THE TEN CAMPUSES HAVE SHOWN ABOUT A 90% GROWTH FOR THE STUDENTS WHO ARE IN THAT THIRD THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE.

SO THAT'S REALLY EXCITING BASED ON THE STUDENTS WHO WERE SERVING.

AND AGAIN, THAT THAT NUMBER COMES FROM THAT 45 DAYS OR MORE.

SO IF THEY'VE NOT ATTENDED ACE FOR 45 DAYS OR MORE, THAT'S NOT CALCULATED IN THERE.

AND SO 45 DAYS OR MORE MAKES THEM WHAT'S CALLED A REGULAR STUDENT.

SO THEY'VE ATTENDED ENOUGH DAYS IN OUR PROGRAM TO BE ABLE TO REALLY GET THE FULL EXPERIENCE OF WHAT ACE IS OFFERING.

AND THEN THE SECOND COMPONENT IS GOING TO BE THAT SEL PIECE.

WE REALLY TRY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE PROVIDING THAT SEL COMPONENT.

AND THE SEL DEPARTMENT HAS PROVIDED LESSON PLANS THAT WE CAN THEN GO EITHER MORE IN DEPTH THAN DURING THE AFTER SCHOOL HOURS, OR MAYBE THEY WEREN'T USED DURING THE SCHOOL DAY BECAUSE THEY WERE DOING ANOTHER SEL ACTIVITY.

SO WE HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY DURING THE ACE TIME TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE OUR STUDENTS WITH THAT SEL COMPONENT THERE.

AND THEN I WANT TO SHARE JUST A COUPLE OF PARENT TESTIMONIES AND I'LL PUT THEM RIGHT UP HERE, BUT I'LL ONLY SHARE ONE AGAIN, LIKE BRADLEY MENTIONED.

YOU GUYS CAN CAN READ THESE HERE, BUT THE ONE THAT I'M GOING TO SHARE IS SHE'S ALWAYS EAGER AND HAPPY TO BE THERE.

SHE ALWAYS HAS A STORY ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENED IN ACE AND THE TEACHER INTERACTION IS GREAT AS WELL.

SO AGAIN, PARENTS ARE SATISFIED WITH WHAT THEY'RE SEEING IN OUR PROGRAM.

STUDENTS ARE GOING HOME AND TELLING THEIR PARENTS ALL OF THE GREAT THINGS THAT THAT ACE IS DOING.

AND THEN THE NEXT VIDEO BEFORE I PUSH PLAY, BECAUSE IT'LL GO RIGHT INTO THE VIDEO, IS WE PARTICIPATE EVERY OCTOBER AT A NATIONAL EVENT CALLED LIGHTS ON AFTER SCHOOL.

SO WHAT THAT DOES IS THAT BRINGS AWARENESS TO THE COMMUNITY IN KEEPING OUR LIGHTS ON AND WHAT THE IMPORTANCE IS OF KEEPING THOSE LIGHTS ON AFTER SCHOOL AT THE CAMPUS LEVEL.

SO THIS VIDEO HERE, IT WILL TELL YOU A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT WHAT THAT PROGRAM DOES OR WHAT THAT NIGHT IS ALL ABOUT.

AND IT'S SPECIFICALLY THE ERMA NASH CAMPUS WHO PARTNERED UP WITH ALICE PONDER AT ERMA NASH THAT EVENING IN OCTOBER.

SO THIS YEAR WE ARE CELEBRATING THE 22ND NATIONAL LIGHTS ON AFTER SCHOOL EVENT.

IT BRINGS AWARENESS TO OUR COMMUNITY ABOUT AFTERSCHOOL, WHICH HELPS ACADEMIC INTERVENTIONS.

IT HELPS WORKING FAMILIES.

AND THEN IT BRINGS ENRICHMENT ACTIVITIES TO OUR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES THAT GO AGAIN BEYOND THAT NORMAL SCHOOL DAY.

SO AFTER SCHOOL, SPECIFICALLY WITH THE ACE PROGRAM WE BRING, WE FOCUS ON FOUR COMPONENTS TO THE ACE PROGRAM WITH THE FAMILIES WHO ARE SERVING.

SO ONE OF THEM IS ACADEMICS, BEHAVIOR, ATTENDANCE AND THE FAMILY ENGAGEMENT PIECE.

SO IT'S REALLY MAKING SURE THAT OUR KIDS ARE SAFE DURING THE AFTER SCHOOL HOURS AGAIN, BECAUSE IT HELPS THOSE WORKING FAMILIES.

IT BRINGS AWARENESS AND ACTIVITIES TO STUDENTS THAT MAYBE THEY WOULDN'T OTHERWISE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO.

THINGS LIKE STEAM, LEGOS, ROBOTICS, JUST ANYTHING THAT'S AN ENRICHMENT CLUB IS SOMETHING THAT WE'RE FOCUSING ON, SPANISH CLUB.

SO JUST A BIG VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES THAT REALLY BRING OUR STUDENTS TOGETHER AND OUR FAMILIES TOGETHER BEYOND THE REGULAR SCHOOL DAY.

I ENJOY THIS PROGRAM BECAUSE WE GET TO DO FUN STUFF AT THE PROGRAM IN SPORTS, WRITING AND LEARNING AROUND THE WORLD.

I THINK OUR BIG GOAL SPECIFICALLY FOR ACE HERE IN MANSFIELD ISD IS GOING TO BE ACADEMIC ASSISTANCE, HELPING BRIDGE THE GAP BETWEEN THE GRADES AND THE TESTING THAT OUR STUDENTS ARE GOING THROUGH, BUT THEN ALSO BRINGING AWARENESS AND ENRICHMENT IN THE ACTIVITY PIECE, JUST ENHANCING THAT DURING THE AFTER SCHOOL HOURS. AND WE'RE SO GLAD TO HAVE YOU THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING.

WE HOPE TO SEE YOU NEXT MONTH AT OUR FAMILY EVENTS.

THANK YOU AGAIN AND SAFE TRAVELS HOME.

THANK YOU. AND I JUST I WANT TO END THAT PIECE WITH THIS BEING ONLY THE FIRST YEAR THAT MANSFIELD HAS HAD THE ACE PROGRAM, THE NEXT FOUR YEARS OF THE PROGRAM ARE GOING TO BE JUST THAT MUCH MORE EXCITING NEWS, THAT MUCH MORE GROWTH WITHIN OUR STUDENTS, WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY.

SO I'M SUPER EXCITED JUST TO SEE WHAT THE ACE PROGRAM IS GOING TO DO IN THE YEARS TO COME.

AND TINA'S BACK NEXT TO KIND OF WRAP UP OUR PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU. MS. GOMEZ YES, I'M VERY EXCITED FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS TO COME AND JUST KIND OF THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT ACE IS GOING TO PROVIDE TO OUR FAMILIES.

SO AS YOU ALL KNOW, WE ARE A CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT DISTRICT AND THAT'S SOMETHING MY TEAM AND I KEEP AT THE FOREFRONT OF EVERYTHING.

SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE TOOLS WITHIN OUR DEPARTMENT TO HOLD OURSELVES ACCOUNTABLE.

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SO SOME THINGS THAT WE DO PROVIDE ARE ACTIVITY WALKTHROUGHS, THESE ARE DONE AT THE SITE, EACH SITE OR CAMPUS LEVEL WHERE OUR SITE SUPERVISORS DO EXACTLY THAT.

THEY DO A WALKTHROUGH. THEY GO THROUGH THE ACTIVITY TO ENSURE THAT IT IS ENGAGING AND INNOVATIVE AND THE STUDENTS ARE ENJOYING IT.

THEN WE HAVE THE SITE OBSERVATIONS WHICH TO THE RIGHT OF THAT YOU'LL SEE THAT IS THE TOOL THAT WE UTILIZE AND THAT'S AT THE ADMIN LEVEL.

SO THE PROGRAM COORDINATORS GO OUT TO THE SITES TO REALLY GAUGE WHAT'S HAPPENING.

WE LOOK AT CERTAIN COMPONENTS, THE ENVIRONMENT AND THE CLIMATE TO ENSURE THAT IT IS POSITIVE, STUDENTS ARE ENGAGED.

WE LOOKED AT ADMINISTRATION ORGANIZATION.

THEY'RE UTILIZING THE TOOLS TO ENSURE SUCCESS.

WE ALSO, OF COURSE, RELATIONSHIPS, MAKING SURE LOOKING AT THE STAFF WITH THE STUDENTS, THE STUDENTS WITH THE STUDENTS, THE STAFF WITH THE CAMPUS, ALL THOSE THINGS.

AND THEN, OF COURSE, THE ACTIVITIES THAT THEY'RE INNOVATIVE, INTENTIONAL, THERE'S LEARNING OBJECTIVES TO IT AND THAT THEY'RE HAVING FUN.

WE ALSO HAVE PRINCIPAL MEETINGS.

THESE ARE OUR STUDENTS.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR STUDENTS ARE SUCCESSFUL.

SO WE'RE REALLY TRY TO.

PRINCIPALS ARE VERY BUSY AND WE UNDERSTAND THAT.

BUT WE ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE HOW CAN WE HELP THEM REACH THEIR GOAL? WE HAVE THE FAMILY AND STAFF SURVEYS, AS YOU CAN SEE THE FEEDBACK THERE, BUT WE ALSO OBTAIN STAFF FEEDBACK TO REALLY GET THAT BUY IN.

SAY, HOW IS IT THAT WE CAN IMPROVE BECAUSE WE UNDERSTAND WE'RE NOT A PERFECT SYSTEM AND WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR THAT EXCELLENCE AND HIGH QUALITY.

AND THEN, OF COURSE, YOU SAW OUR SCORECARD.

AND THEN THIS IS SOMETHING THAT I'M VERY EXCITED ABOUT.

AND OF COURSE WE'RE ALWAYS PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE.

MR. WILLIAMS AND I AND MY TEAM AS WELL.

BUT FUTURE FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES, WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE? SO ACE ACTUALLY PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES FOR NOT JUST PRE K BUT ALL THE WAY UP THROUGH 12TH GRADE.

SO IF ADDITIONAL FUNDING BECOMES AVAILABLE, OF COURSE WE'RE GOING TO GO AFTER IT FIERCELY.

BUT WE COULD PRESENT THAT OPPORTUNITY TO OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUSES AS WELL WHO ARE ELIGIBLE.

FAMILY ENGAGEMENT THAT IS A KEY COMPONENT TO STUDENT SUCCESS.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE PROVIDING OUR CAMPUSES WITH OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR FAMILIES AND STUDENTS TO COME TOGETHER AND REALLY ENJOY THAT TIME WITH EACH OTHER.

SO YOU CAN SEE THERE THESE ARE SOME OF THE EVENTS THAT WE'VE BEEN HELD THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

BUT ONE I REALLY WANT TO HIGHLIGHT IS KIND OF OUR PAINT WITH PARENTS.

IT'S VERY SIMILAR TO PAINTING WITH A TWIST.

SO WE HAD FAMILIES COME IN AND STUDENTS COME IN, THEY HAD THEIR OWN CANVAS AND WE HAD AN ART TEACHER FACILITATE A WONDERFUL.

SO EACH OF THEM WERE ABLE TO CREATE A MASTERPIECE AND TAKE THAT HOME.

AND I CAN'T GO WITHOUT SAYING THAT WE HAVE NOT BEEN SUCCESSFUL WITHOUT THE COMMUNITY AND THE PARTNERSHIPS THAT WE HAVE.

AS MS. GOMEZ HAS SAID, THE MANSFIELD AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE HAS DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB, MULTIPLE WORKSHOPS VIRTUAL IN PERSON AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE FUTURE AS FAR AS WHAT THEY'RE ABLE TO PROVIDE OUR PROGRAM AND OUR FAMILIES.

BUT AS YOU CAN SEE, THEY'RE IN BOTH INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL ORGANIZATIONS.

THE DISTRICT HAS BEEN SO SUPPORTIVE.

DR. CANTU EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, A MULTITUDE OF JUST THE DEPARTMENTS ACROSS THE DISTRICT.

MR. WILLIAMS I MEAN, IT'S JUST EVERYBODY AGAIN, IT TAKES A VILLAGE.

AND SO THAT'S WHAT WHY WE'RE SO SUCCESSFUL.

AND AT THIS TIME I REALLY WANT TO THANK THE BOARD DR.

CANTU EXECUTIVE COUNCIL, BUT OUR TEAM MEMBERS AND JUST STAFF MEMBERS WHO STAY FROM PRETTY MUCH 7 A.M.

TO 6:30 P.M.

WITH OUR STUDENTS. SO IT'S A GREAT TIME AND I LOOK FORWARD TO KIND OF WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS FOR OUR OUT OF SCHOOL TIME PROGRAMS. SO AT THIS TIME, WE'LL TAKE ANY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

BOARD MEMBERS TO MY LEFT ANY QUESTIONS? [INAUDIBLE]. MS. THOMAS.

THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION.

IT WAS VERY INFORMATIVE AND I LOVE HEARING HOW SUCCESSFUL OUR KIDS ARE IN THAT.

I THINK IT'S A GREAT PROGRAM, BUT I DO HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

I'LL START WITH THE HARD ONE.

WHEN YOU TALKED ABOUT FUNDING AND IT'S A FIVE YEAR GRANT, IS THAT ONE THAT YOU CAN REAPPLY FOR OR IS THIS SOMETHING THAT YOU'RE GOING TO AFTER THAT FIVE YEARS YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO SEARCH SOMEWHERE ELSE TOTALLY? YES. A LOT OF TIMES THERE IS ADDITIONAL FUNDING THAT'S USUALLY COMES OUT EITHER PRIOR TO THE GRANT ENDING OR RIGHT AT THE TIME, BECAUSE THERE HAVE BEEN TIMES WHERE MULTIPLE CYCLES OVERLAP EACH OTHER.

SO WE DO FORESEE ADDITIONAL FUNDING COMING OUT PROBABLY WITHIN THE NEXT YEAR OR TWO.

OKAY. SO WE'LL DEFINITELY GO AFTER THAT.

AND THEN ONCE CYCLE 11 ENDS, USUALLY ADDITIONAL FUNDING COMES AFTER.

SO WE TRY TO MAKE SURE THAT THOSE SITES CARRY OVER.

AND THEN I NOTICED MOST OF THE PROGRAMS ARE IN OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, WHICH THAT'S UNDERSTANDABLE.

AND THEN I KNOW WE'VE NOT ALWAYS HAD AN AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM IN OUR FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADE, SO I NOTICED THAT THEY'RE ALL COVERED.

SO HOW IS THE ATTENDANCE AND ENROLLMENT AT OUR FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADE CAMPUSES? IS THAT? FOR SPECIFIC TO ACE OR JUST OK? YEAH, SO WE HAVE ALL OUR INTERMEDIATE CAMPUSES DO HAVE QUEST.

SO ICENHOWER ROLLED OVER TO AN ACE AND WE DID PICK UP T.A.

HOWARD. ICENHOWER IS DOING WONDERFUL I THINK WE'RE BEING VERY SUCCESSFUL, ESPECIALLY WITHIN OUR FIRST YEAR.

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MIDDLE SCHOOLERS, THEY VOTE WITH THEIR FEET.

SO I THINK IT'S JUST US BEING VERY CREATIVE IN REGARDS TO THE TEACHERS THAT WE'RE HIRING ON STAFF AND JUST, YOU KNOW, MAKING SURE THAT WE'RE PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THEM, THAT THEY'RE GOING TO BE LIKE, YEAH, I WANT TO DO THAT COOL ACTIVITY.

SO IT'S BEEN A LITTLE BIT OF A CHALLENGE, BUT BY THE END OF SUMMER WE ARE DEFINITELY POSITIVE THAT WE'RE GOING TO HIT THAT GOAL.

I WOULD THINK THAT SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADE WOULD BE A LITTLE BIT OF A CHALLENGE.

AND THOSE ARE THE KIDS THAT YOU KIND OF NEED TO PULL IN, BECAUSE I ALWAYS SAY THEY'RE THE ONES THAT ARE ON THE FENCE, WHETHER YOU WANT TO BE GOOD OR YOU WANT TO GO ROGUE.

AND SO GIVING THEM A PLACE TO BE CREATIVE AND FOCUS THEIR ATTENTION IS A GREAT, GREAT IDEA.

BUT YOU ONLY HAVE IT AT HOWARD.

IS THERE ANY IDEAS OF MAYBE EXPANDING THAT TO LIKE COBLE OR SOME OTHER SEVENTH AND OR MIDDLE SCHOOLS IN THE FUTURE? YES. SO THE ADDITIONAL FUNDING THAT'S GOING TO COME OUT, WE WILL REEVALUATE AS FAR AS WHAT OTHER CAMPUSES ARE ELIGIBLE.

AND THEN TAKE A LOOK AT THAT.

OKAY. I THINK YOU ANSWERED MY QUESTION.

SO THANK YOU. BOARD MEMBERS TO MY RIGHT, MR. CANEDY. WELL, CONGRATULATIONS ON HOW FAR YOU'VE TAKEN THIS PROGRAM IN JUST A VERY FEW YEARS.

IT'S REALLY QUITE IMPRESSIVE.

AND I HAVE TO THINK THAT THE FACT THAT IT'S A SEAMLESS TRANSITION WITHIN THE SAME PHYSICAL LOCATION, IT'S LESS DISRUPTIVE FOR THE CHILDREN THAN TO GET ON A BUS AND HAVE TO GO TO A PRIVATE DAYCARE.

SO, AGAIN, CONGRATULATIONS ON THAT.

AND I THINK THERE'S SO MUCH VALUE IN JUST CONTINUING THE ACADEMIC PROCESS THAT THEY'VE BEEN ENGAGED IN ALL DAY HAS GOT TO REAP GREAT BENEFITS.

ARE OUR PROGRAMS SUBJECT TO THE SAME STATE MANDATED TEACHER TO STUDENT RATIOS THAT THE PRIVATE DAYCARES ARE? SO QUEST HAS A 1 TO 20 RATIO.

AND THEN ACE FOR THE GRANT SPECIFIC IS A 1 TO 18.

OKAY. SO IT DIFFERS SLIGHTLY.

AND ALSO AND I'VE GOT A LOT OF EXPERIENCE IN THE DAYCARE INDUSTRY AS A BANKER, I BANK SEVERAL OF THE LARGER DAYCARE COMPANIES.

THEY REALLY STRUGGLE RIGHT NOW WITH FINDING TEACHERS.

I MEAN, THEY'VE GOT BACKLOGS LIKE YOU WOULDN'T BELIEVE.

AND THE BEAUTY OF YOUR PROGRAM IS YOU'VE GOT TEACHERS THAT WANT TO EARN A LITTLE EXTRA PAY AND CAN STAY EXTRA.

SO I WON'T TELL MY FRIENDS THAT OWN THOSE DAYCARES THAT THERE'S A CONDUIT THERE.

I DO HAVE A QUESTION AND THANK YOU DES FOR YOUR QUESTION ABOUT THE GRANTS, BECAUSE I HAD THE SAME QUESTION AT THE END OF FIVE YEARS WHEN $8.5 MILLION DOLLARS GOES AWAY YOU SURELY DON'T WANT TO SEE THE PROGRAM IMPAIRED BY THAT.

MY QUESTION IS ON ONE OF THE SLIDES WHEN YOU WERE SHOWING THE REPORT CARD, YOU SHOWED A 41% COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT SUPPORT NUMBER.

HOW DO YOU MEASURE THAT? REALLY, IT'S HOW THE CAMPUSES ARE PARTNERING WITH ANY ORGANIZATIONS, WHETHER THAT'S PTA, THE CHAMBER.

WE HAVE TEXAS RANGERS, SO IT'S BASED ON THE CAMPUS LEVEL.

AND THEY'VE SEEKED OUT AN ORGANIZATION WITHIN THE COMMUNITY TO PARTNER WITH WHETHER THAT'S AN EVENT.

SO WE MONITOR THAT THROUGH OUR SIDE OBSERVATIONS.

SO THAT WOULD BE YOU'RE SAYING THAT 41% OF THE SCHOOLS HAVE PARTNERED OR OKAY.

YES. BECAUSE I WAS GOING TO SAY IT'D BE KIND OF HARD MATH PROBLEM, ALTHOUGH I'M SURE BRANDON COULD PROBABLY FIGURE IT OUT.

[LAUGHTER] BUT TO FIGURE OUT IF YOU TOOK ONE SCHOOL, HAD SEVEN EVENTS AND ANOTHER SCHOOL DIDN'T HAVE ANY HOW, YOU WOULD AVERAGE THAT FOR ALL THE DIFFERENT SCHOOLS.

BUT I WOULD ASSUME THAT WITH THE VALUE OF THE PROGRAM, THERE'S PLENTY OF ORGANIZATIONS OUT THERE THAT WOULD LIKE TO PARTNER WITH OUR PROGRAM.

SO, AGAIN, GREAT WORK Y'ALL HAVE DONE ON THIS.

THANK YOU. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY, YOUR FAMILY ENGAGEMENT NIGHTS ARE KIND OF REALLY COOL.

YOUR PARENTS REALLY LOVE THEM.

THEY TALK ABOUT IT ALL THE TIME. SO KUDOS ON THAT.

YAY. YEAH, WE REALLY THINK THIS IS A GREAT PROGRAM.

IT ALMOST MAKES US NERVOUS FOR 2026 WHENEVER OUR GRANT MONEY IS RUNNING OUT.

SO BECAUSE WE THINK IT'S SO GREAT.

AS A CHILD OF A SINGLE MOM WHO WAS THE FIRST TO BE DROPPED OFF BEFORE SCHOOL AND THE LAST ONE TO BE PICKED UP FROM EXTENDED DAYCARE I'VE NEVER HAD ANYTHING LIKE THIS AND IT'S AMAZING AS IT CAN POTENTIATE THE SCHOOL DAY AND WHAT CHILDREN EXPERIENCE.

SO I APPRECIATE THAT WITH MUCH SINCERITY.

SO I BELIEVE THAT YOU SHOULD START WORKING ON THAT GRANT RIGHT NOW.

[LAUGHTER] BUT THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO AND YOUR TEAM.

AND I ALSO THINK IT'S A GREAT WAY FOR TEACHERS WHO REALLY CARE ABOUT KIDS AND WHO WORK HARD TO HAVE AN ADDITIONAL WAY TO MAKE SOME EXTRA INCOME WITHOUT THEMSELVES HAVING TO DO SOMETHING ELSE. AND SO I LOVE THE FACT THAT IT NOT ONLY GIVES BACK TO OUR KIDS, BUT GIVES BACK TO OUR TEACHERS AND STAFF AS WELL.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU. THIS MOVES US ALONG TO AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 8.1 PUBLIC COMMENTS.

[8. Public Comments]

[01:35:09]

THE CORRECT PROCEDURE FOR ADDRESSING THE BOARD DURING [INAUDIBLE] COMMENTS PUBLIC COMMENTS IS AS FOLLOWS TO MANY S'S TODAY, 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 TO MAKE COMMENTS REGARDING ITEMS ON THE AGENDA UNLESS MODIFIED BY THE BOARD PRESIDENT BASED ON POLICY BED LOCAL.

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 ONE CARD THIS EVENING.

OUR SPEAKER TONIGHT IS SUSAN SMITH HOLLINGSHEAD.

IF YOU COULD PLEASE COME FORWARD.

DID I? I'M SO I USUALLY DON'T.

GOOD EVENING.

AND I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT TONIGHT I WAS REALLY TRYING TO TALK MYSELF OUT OF COMING HERE.

I DIDN'T WANT TO COME HERE TONIGHT OF ALL NIGHTS BECAUSE I HAVE A FIRST GRADER, AND I JUST WANTED TO TUCK HIM IN.

AND I THINK Y'ALL ALL KNOW WHY, BUT I THOUGHT IT WAS IMPORTANT.

AND SO I JUST HOPE THAT YOU HEAR WHAT I HAVE TO SAY.

ON ITEM 11.8.

IT'S TALKING ABOUT REMOVAL OF A TRAINING COURSE FOR SOMEONE TO TEACH A BIBLE LITERACY COURSE.

I'M AGAINST REMOVING A TRAINING COURSE IF WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A BIBLICAL LITERATURE OR LITERACY COURSE IN ONE OF OUR SCHOOLS. THESE TRAINING COURSES ARE REQUIREMENTS THAT ARE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED BY TASB AND TEA.

AND THE PURPOSE OF THE TRAINING COURSE IS TO NOT LET THAT INDIVIDUAL'S PERSONAL RELIGIOUS BELIEFS FLOW INTO THE CLASSROOM.

IT'S BASICALLY HOW TO TEACH THE BIBLE WITHOUT PROMOTING AND PUSHING YOUR PERSONAL VIEWS ON STUDENTS IN THE CLASS.

AND IF THERE ARE PEOPLE ON THIS BOARD WHO RAN ON KEEPING POLITICS OUT OF THE CLASSROOM, I WOULD THINK THAT IT'S A VERY EASY STEP TO SUPPORT KEEPING RELIGIOUS VIEWS OUT OF THE CLASSROOM BY SUPPORTING TRAINING ON HOW TO KEEP RELIGIOUS PERSONAL VIEWS OUT OF THE CLASSROOM.

BUT LET'S SAY THAT YOU ALL WANT TO WAIVE THE TRAINING REQUIREMENT.

LET'S PLAY THAT OUT TO THE END.

AND WHAT'S THE LOGICAL CONCLUSION? MOST OF THE TIME YOU CAN ROLL THE DICE AND IT'LL BE FINE.

THE TRAINING REQUIREMENT, I THINK Y'ALL HAVE WAIVED IT BEFORE.

I THINK YOU SHOULD NOT WAIVE IT THIS TIME AND I'LL TELL YOU WHY.

THESE TRAINING REQUIREMENTS, THEY SET UP BARRIERS TO ENTRY.

YOU REMOVE A BARRIER TO ENTRY.

ANYBODY CAN THROW THEIR HAT IN THE RING.

ANYONE WHO CAN THROW THEIR HAT IN THE RING, INCLUDING AN ATHEIST, A BUDDHIST, A PERSON WITH AN AXE TO GRIND OR A PERSON WITH A POLITICAL AGENDA CAN COME IN AND THEN THEY CAN DO WHATEVER THEY WANT IF THEY MAKE IT INTO THE COURSE.

BUT THEN LET'S SAY YOU HAVE SOMEONE WHO DOES SINCERELY WANT TO TEACH THE COURSE, AND THEN YOU HAVE THE PERSON WITH THE AXE TO GRIND.

WHAT'S MISD GOING TO DO? THEY HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN ONE OR THE OTHER.

SO IF YOU DON'T CHOOSE THE PERSON WITH THE AXE TO GRIND BECAUSE MAYBE THEY COINCIDENTALLY ARE A MUSLIM OR A BUDDHIST OR AN ATHEIST OR GAY.

WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO THINK IS THE REASON THAT THEY WEREN'T CHOSEN? AND THEN SUDDENLY A PLAINTIFF HAS BEEN CREATED AND THEY HAVE NOW HAVE A PERFECT PLATFORM TO SUE MISD AND WHAT HAS MISD DONE? THEY'VE REMOVED A BARRIER TO ENTRY.

THEY'VE REMOVED A PAPER TRAIL, THEY'VE MADE IT MUDDY, MURKY, AND LAWYERS HATE DEFENDING MUDDY, MURKY PAPER TRAILS.

IT JUST CREATES A SITUATION THAT CAN BE ENTIRELY AVOIDED WHENEVER YOU DO CHOOSE BETWEEN TWO PEOPLE THAT ARE SIMILARLY QUALIFIED AND ONE HAS DONE THE TRAINING COURSE.

BEST TIMING I'VE EVER HAD.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THAT MOVES US TO 9.1, THE HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT.

[9. Human Resources Report]

9.1 IS OUR 20 YEAR RECOGNITION.

MS. THOMAS, WOULD YOU LIKE TO READ US A LIST OF OUR 20 YEAR RECOGNITIONS? I WOULD LOVE TO.

SO YOU ALL GET READY BECAUSE I HAVE A LOT TO READ TONIGHT.

I THINK KAREN PLANNED THIS.

SO THESE ARE OVER 20 YEARS.

SO THE FIRST RACHEL ADAMS FROM LAKE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL, 20 YEARS, SIX WITH MISD.

VALERIE ADKINS, ANNA MAY DAULTON, 25 YEARS WITH SEVEN WITH MISD.

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STEPHANIE ADKINS.

SHE'S A MATH TEACHER AT T.A.

HOWARD, 28 YEARS TOTAL AND 16 IN MISD.

ROBERT AUSTIN.

JL BOREN, 33 YEARS.

25 WITH MISD.

GENEVIEVE BOULDIN, MARY LILLARD, 20 YEARS WITH ONE WITH MISD.

LAUREN CASTLEBERRY, GLENN HARMON, 22 YEARS AND 22 WITH MISD.

MATTHEW COMBS, LINDA JOBE 21 YEARS ONE WITH MISD.

AMANDA FARINA, JUDY MILLER, 30 YEARS AND 24 WITH MISD.

SHE TAUGHT MY DAUGHTER SO.

PATRICIA FAULKNER, ANNA MAY DAULTON, 26 YEARS WITH TWO WITH MISD.

JACQUELINE FAUSTINO, CHARLOTTE ANDERSON 23 YEARS AND 23 WITH MISD.

KIMBERLY FORBES, JL BOREN 41 YEARS 32 WITH MISD.

LEONARDO GARDINER TA HOWARD 24 YEARS WITH SIX WITH MISD.

ANGELA GAUTHIER OR GUTHRIE SORRY, SUMMIT 26 YEARS SIX WITH MISD.

TERRI HAIDER, CAROL HOLT 24 YEARS 15 WITH MISD.

DEBRA HARVESTON DONNA SHEPARD 24 YEARS 21 WITH MISD.

PRISCILLA HEGNA, ERMA NASH 33 YEARS 11 WITH MISD.

PATRICK HOLLADAY, TARVER RENDON 26 YEARS 9 WITH MISD.

DEBORAH JONES SHE'S IN OUR SPECIAL SERVICE DEPARTMENT 34 YEARS AND 14 WITH MISD.

DEBRA LAY TIMBERVIEW 24 YEARS AND 18 WITH MISD.

JEFFERY LOWE, ROGENE WORLEY 24 YEARS AND 4 WITH MISD.

LYNN MARTINEZ, MARY LILLARD, 26 YEARS AND 15 WITH MISD.

KRISTINA MCCLAIN SHE'S WITH OUR SPECIAL SERVICE DEPARTMENT.

SHE HAD 30 YEARS OF TEACHING AND 30 YEARS WITH MISD.

ANGELA MCCLENDON, MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL, 32 YEARS AND 32 WITH MISD.

VIKKI MCCOIN, ANNA MAY DAULTON, 28 YEARS ONE WITH MISD.

SUSAN MORRISON, WILLIE BROWN, 29 YEARS AND 23 WITH MISD.

JAN NORTH. SHE IS WITH OUR SHE WAS THE DIRECTOR OF INSTRUCTIONAL TECHNOLOGY.

SHE'S HAD 38 YEARS AND 27 WITH MISD.

GLYNIS SCHIES, ALICE PONDER, 32 YEARS AND 32 WITH MISD.

SHYRLENE SHELTON TA HOWARD, 21 YEARS AND 21 WITH MISD.

CHRISTY SILVAS SUMMIT 20 YEARS AND 20 WITH MISD.

JOANNE STERN DP MORRIS 21 YEARS 5 WITH MISD.

TRINA TAYLOR, CAROL HOLT, 26 YEARS 1 WITH MISD.

GLEN TENNISON, ASA LOW 28 YEARS 9 WITH MISD.

SHERRI TUCKER, SHE'S WITH OUR SPECIAL SERVICE DEPARTMENT, 20 YEARS 9 WITH MISD.

GARY VANDERHEIDEN, IS SUMMIT 30 YEARS 20 WITH MISD.

SUNDY WATERS, ANNETTE PERRY 29 YEARS 22 WITH MISD.

JAMES WEATHERBY, DONNA SHEPARD 31 YEARS 21 WITH MISD.

DAWN WELCH, MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL 21 YEARS 15 WITH MISD.

MICHELLE WINDSOR 28 YEARS 19 WITH MISD.

TAWNYA ZELLER, ALMA MARTINEZ, 25 YEARS AND 1 WITH MISD.

SO THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR SERVICE.

AND WE HAD A LOT OF THEM THAT SPENT THEIR WHOLE ENTIRE CAREER WITH MISD, SO THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

[APPLAUSE] MOVING ON TO AGENDA ITEM 9.2 BOARD APPROVED NEW HIRES.

MAY I PLEASE RECEIVE A MOTION.

MR. CANEDY.

MR. DAVIS.

ANY QUESTIONS OR INFORMATION TO SHARE? DR. CANTU. I WOULD JUST REQUEST THAT YOU THE BOARD APPROVED THE RECOMMENDATION AS PRESENTED.

NO MORE QUESTIONS.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION PLEASE USE THE SOUND VOTE OF AYE.

AYE.

ALL THOSE OPPOSED PLEASE SAY NO.

MOTION PASSES SIX ZERO.

DR. STOECKER WOULD YOU LIKE TO INTRODUCE ANY FOLKS THIS EVENING? I WOULD, YES.

BOARD MEMBERS THIS EVENING, WE HAVE FIVE INDIVIDUALS TO INTRODUCE TO YOU, EITHER AS NEW TO THE DISTRICT OR NEW IN THEIR ROLES.

SO FIRST UP, WE HAVE MR. MIGUEL GARZA.

MR. GARZA HAS BEEN SERVING US AT TIMBERVIEW AS AN ACADEMIC ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL, AND HE WILL START NEXT YEAR AS THE PRINCIPAL AT THE PHOENIX ACADEMY.

[01:45:07]

GOOD EVENING. [APPLAUSE] OKAY.

GOOD EVENING, DR. CANTU, BOARD MEMBER, BOARD PRESIDENT NEWSOM AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.

I'M VERY EXCITED, YOU KNOW, TO CONTINUE MY CAREER HERE AT MANSFIELD ISD AS A PRINCIPAL OF THE PHOENIX ACADEMY.

AND I'M VERY EAGER TO CONTINUE THE TRADITION OF HARD WORK AND EXCELLENCE THAT MS. CRANE HAS ESTABLISHED.

TONIGHT, I HAVE A VARIETY OF FRIENDS, FAMILY, MY WIFE, MY CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN SURPRISINGLY QUIET.

YOU KNOW, THIS MORNING MY THREE BOYS ARE HERE, YOU KNOW, WITH ME.

THEY ARE MY SUPPORT SYSTEM, ALWAYS SUPPORTIVE AND THEY HAVE BEEN CRITICAL, YOU KNOW, TO MY SUCCESS, YOU KNOW, IN MY JOURNEY, IN MY EDUCATIONAL ENDEAVORS.

THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] ALL RIGHT.

NEXT UP, WE HAVE ELIZABETH GRANTHAM.

SHE'S CURRENTLY A REGISTERED NURSE HERE IN THE DISTRICT AND SHE'S WORKED IN HEALTH CARE AS WELL BEFORE COMING TO MANSFIELD ISD.

AND SHE'S OUR NEW COORDINATOR OF HEALTH SERVICES.

HEY, I'M, LIKE, REALLY NERVOUS.

SO GOOD EVENING, BOARD PRESIDENT NEWSOM, DR.

CANTU AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

I'M REALLY EXCITED TO BE HERE AND TO TRANSITION FROM BEING A MISD NURSE ON EACH CAMPUS TO BEING THE NEW HEALTH SERVICES COORDINATOR.

IT'S A REAL HONOR TO SERVE THE DISTRICT IN THIS WAY.

I HAVE MY WONDERFUL FAMILY HERE, MY HUSBAND TYLER, AND OUR THREE AWESOME KIDS, SADIE, TESSA AND JACK, WHO ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT WRAPPING UP THIS YEAR.

I JUST AM SO GRATEFUL TO SERVE ALONGSIDE SO MANY WONDERFUL STAFF MEMBERS, BUT ESPECIALLY THE HEALTH SERVICES TEAM.

SO I APPRECIATE YOUR TIME AND I LOOK FORWARD TO THIS NEW ROLE.

THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] NEXT UP, WE HAVE ELIZABETH HOSTIN, THE NEW PRINCIPAL AT JL BOREN. AS YOU KNOW, MRS. HOSTIN SERVED AS INTERIM PRINCIPAL AT BOREN, AND BEFORE THAT, SHE WAS A PRINCIPAL, A WHOLE LOT OF OTHER PLACES.

SHE WAS AT JOBE AND THEN MARTHA REID AND GIDEON.

GOOD EVENING.

BOARD PRESIDENT NEWSOM, YOUR FATHER IN LAW HE HAD SUCH FAITH IN ME AND I'M SO GRATEFUL.

DR. CANTU AND THE BOARD, THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY.

I'M HONORED TO BE NAMED PRINCIPAL AT JL BOREN, WHERE I STARTED MY CAREER IN MANSFIELD AS A FOURTH GRADE TEACHER.

BOREN HAS AN AMAZING STAFF, AND I'M GOING TO BE HONEST.

AMY CARLISLE, THEIR ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, HAS KEPT THAT BUILDING RUNNING DURING THIS INTERIM.

SHE'S AMAZING.

I BROUGHT MY GREATEST SUPPORT AND MY CHEERLEADER SINCE I WAS 16 YEARS OLD, MY HUSBAND LONNIE.

I ALWAYS FORGET TO MENTION HIM, SO I WROTE IT DOWN THIS TIME.

[LAUGHTER] ANYWAY, THANK YOU AGAIN.

I AM SO HONORED AND BLESSED TO BE HERE.

I LOVE MANSFIELD. [APPLAUSE] COMING TO THE PODIUM NEXT IS MARY ANN MORALES.

MARY HAS BEEN SERVING AS THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT MARTHA REID AND SHE WILL START NEXT YEAR AS A NEW PRINCIPAL AT CHARLOTTE ANDERSON.

PRESIDENT NEWSOM, DR.

CANTU AND THE BOARD, THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH.

I'M ELATED. I'M EXCITED AT THE HONOR OF SERVING PRINCIPAL OF CHARLOTTE ANDERSON.

I'VE GOT SOME BIG SHOES TO FILL BECAUSE MRS. PETTY HAS BEEN THERE FOR THE PAST 11 YEARS.

SO I TRULY DO THINK TO TAKE THAT TO THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART, TO CONTINUE THE EXCELLENCE THAT SHE HAS STARTED THERE, AND TO DO EVERYTHING WITH THE PASSION AND PURPOSE THAT THE WORK THAT SHE'S STARTED TO CONTINUE THAT AND DO IT WITH INTEGRITY AND ALL THE VALUES THAT WE HAVE HERE AT MANSFIELD ISD. HERE WITH ME, I DO WANT TO THANK MY MENTORS THAT HAVE GUIDED ME THROUGH MY YEARS HERE IN MANSFIELD ISD.

FIRST OF ALL, DR. STOECKER, WHO HIRED ME MANY, MANY, MANY YEARS AGO AS A THIRD GRADE TEACHER AT ALICE PONDER.

MR. [INAUDIBLE] HE'S NOT HERE, BUT I KNOW HE'S WATCHING.

AND KRISTI COBB, WHO I WORKED UNDER SEVERAL YEARS AGO.

AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, THE GREAT CATHERINE MCGUINNESS.

SHE'S FULLY TRUSTED ME AND ALLOWED ME TO FLOURISH UNDER HER LEADERSHIP.

SO I THANK YOU VERY MUCH, DEAR FRIEND.

AND WATCHING FROM HOME IS MY HUSBAND.

THEY WERE HERE WITH MY TWO BOYS.

HE HAS SUPPORTED ME THROUGHOUT THIS PROCESS AND MY TWO BOYS HAVE BEEN WITH ME THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE ENTIRE PROCESS.

AND AGAIN, I THANK YOU GUYS VERY, VERY MUCH.

I DO TRULY HOPE THAT I CAN BE THE HANDS AND FEET OF JESUS AS I SERVE THE COMMUNITY OF CHARLOTTE ANDERSON IN MANSFIELD ISD.

[01:50:06]

THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] AND FINALLY, WE'D LIKE TO INTRODUCE MR. DUSTIN STREITZ, WHO WILL BE AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT BEN BARBER, AND HE'S CURRENTLY WORKING IN BURLESON ISD AS AN ACADEMIC ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL.

DR.

CANTU PRESIDENT NEWSOM BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY.

TRULY HONORED TO BE NAMED ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT BEN BARBER.

AFTER SEEING ALL THE INCREDIBLE RECOGNITIONS TONIGHT HOW CAN SOMEBODY NOT WANT TO BE PART OF THAT? AND SO I'M TRULY EXCITED TO GET TO WORK AND SERVE THE STUDENTS AND STAFF OF BEN BARBER AND FRONTIER AND CONTINUE TO GROW UPON THE AMAZING THINGS THAT ARE ALREADY HAPPENING ON CAMPUS. AND SO TONIGHT I HAVE WITH ME MY WIFE VANESSA THAT'S MY SON SITTING THERE RECORDING ME, MY SON BRADEN AND JAXON, AND THEN MY NEW FAMILY, MY BEN BARBER FAMILY.

SO MRS. TAMBLYN, MRS. WOODALL AND MRS. HUDGINS. SO I'M TRULY BLESSED AND HONORED.

AND I DIDN'T KNOW THIS, BUT I HAVE ONE OF MY LONG TERM, LONG TIME MENTORS, MRS. ERIKA CARUSO, IN AUDIENCE AS WELL TONIGHT.

SO THANK YOU FOR COMING.

I APPRECIATE IT. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH, APPRECIATE IT.

[APPLAUSE] MOVING ON, WE ARE GOING TO DISCUSS ITEMS REQUIRING BOARD ACTION.

[10. Business Items Requiring Board Action]

BUT AT THIS TIME, APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FOR MEETING FROM 5-10 AND ALSO 4-26.

I'M GOING TO TABLE AT THIS TIME, MS..

MOYER, IF YOU'LL MAKE SURE THAT WE GET THAT ON THE NEXT NOTES FOR THE NEXT AGENDA.

WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TO APPROVE AT THIS TIME.

SO THAT LEADS US TO CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF RESOLUTIONS FOR THE TASB ADVOCACY AGENDA.

I STILL CAN'T.

CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF RESOLUTIONS FOR THE TASB ADVOCACY AGENDA.

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

QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSION.

I BELIEVE THAT MS. THOMAS WAS HEAD OF OUR ADVOCACY? I CAN'T SAY IT TONIGHT, COMMITTEE.

SO, MA'AM, IF YOU'D LIKE TO HELP EXPLAIN.

CERTAINLY. SO THE FIRST ONE, IT'S THAT WE'RE SUBMITTING.

[01:55:05]

IT'S IN REFERENCE TO THE ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM.

WITH THE A THROUGH F AND WHAT WE'RE ASKING FOR THIS IS JUST TO BASICALLY GIVE US MORE LOCAL CONTROL AS A DISTRICT.

WE PRESENTED THIS ONE LAST YEAR AT THE LEGISLATIVE PRIORITY RESOLUTION AGENDA, AND IT LOST BY ONE VOTE.

SO WE'RE GOING TO PRESENT THIS AGAIN.

AND WHAT IT IS, IT'S BASICALLY KIND OF LIKE STATE MANDATES THAT COME DOWN.

I'M GOING TO USE THE READING ACADEMY, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT WE HAD TO DO AS A DISTRICT WHEN WE WERE ROCKING AND ROLLING WITH WHAT WE WERE DOING WITH OUR READING ACADEMY OUR TEACHERS WERE HAD IT DOWN.

AND THIS WHAT WE'RE ADVOCATING FOR IS TO GIVE US CONTROL.

IF WE'RE LIKE AN A-RATED DISTRICT, THEN MAYBE WE CAN WRITE LIKE A RESOLUTION OR A REQUEST THAT WE CAN OPT OUT OF THIS STUFF.

SO THIS IS WHAT WE'RE ADVOCATING FOR, AND IT ONLY LOST BY ONE VOTE.

SO HOPEFULLY WE HAVE SOME OTHER DISTRICTS THAT ARE THINKING ABOUT THIS BECAUSE THIS WOULD ALSO BENEFIT A LOT OF OTHER DISTRICTS THAT ARE, YOU KNOW, A RATED, B RATED, AND THEY'RE DOING VERY WELL.

AND THIS WOULD KIND OF GIVE THEM A LITTLE BIT MORE LOCAL CONTROL SO THAT WHEN WE PRESENTED LAST YEAR, WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO PUSH IT THROUGH AND GET IT ON THE AGENDA.

THE SECOND ONE I WOULD LIKE TO TABLE IF WE CAN.

WE WOULD LIKE TO TWEAK THIS ONE A LITTLE BIT MORE SO IT FALLS BETTER ALONG THE PRINCIPLES FOR OUR LEGISLATIVE ACTION COMMITTEE.

JUST TO TWEAK IT A LITTLE BIT.

RIGHT NOW, IT'S IT'S KIND OF HARD TO FALL UNDER ONE OF THEIR PRIORITIES.

SO WE'LL TAKE IT BACK TO DISCUSSION AND JUST KIND OF TWEAK IT A LITTLE BIT TO MAKE IT HELPFUL.

HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET IT TO FALL IN ONE OF THOSE PRIORITIES THEN.

I THINK MY RECOMMENDATION WOULD BE THEN TO TABLE BOTH OF THESE THINGS JUST FOR FURTHER REVIEW AT THIS TIME.

YOU GOOD WITH THAT? ANYONE? WELL, THE FIRST ONE WE CAN GO AHEAD.

THE FIRST ONE IS GOOD. THE FIRST ONE, WE DON'T HAVE TO.

OH OKAY. THE FIRST ONE, TASB ADVOCATES FOR AN ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM WHICH DISTRICTS THAT HAVE DEMONSTRATED SUSTAINED ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE OVER A PERIOD OF TIME ARE ABLE TO OPT OUT OF THE STATE MANDATE.

I MOTION THAT.

KEEP THAT ONE. AND WE VOTE ON THAT ONE TONIGHT.

AND THE ONE.

TABLE NUMBER TWO. TABLE NUMBER TWO TO WE TWEAK THE PROPOSED RESOLUTION PART OF IT.

GOT IT. ALL RIGHT. SO I'M GOING TO STILL TAKE A MOTION FOR THAT SINCE IT'S NEWLY CHANGED FROM THE FIRST OPTION THAT WE STATED.

SO CAN I PLEASE RECEIVE A MOTION FOR THAT? OH, GO AHEAD.

YES.

TO REMOVE THE SECOND RESOLUTION.

CORRECT THAT WE'RE ONLY APPROVING THE FIRST ONE.

SO THAT'S THE MOTION.

THAT'S THE MOTION THAT WE'VE GOT TO VOTE ON FIRST.

SO I'VE GOT A MOTION BY MS. THOMAS AND A SECOND BY MR. DAVIS FOR THE ACCOUNTABILITY.

ANY OTHER DISCUSSION REGARDING THIS? ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? GOOD. ALL RIGHT.

HEARING NO OTHER QUESTION, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION, PLEASE USE A SOUND VOTE OF AYE.

PLEASE SAY NO.

MOTION PASSES SIX ZERO.

WE DID.

BECAUSE THAT WAS OKAY. DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? THERE'S TWO. WE JUST APPROVED THE FIRST ONE.

WE'RE GOING TO PUT THE SECOND ONE ON ANOTHER MEETING FOR THE AMENDMENT BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE A CLEAR EXPLANATION OF WHAT THE AMENDMENT WOULD BE.

DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? YEAH.

YEAH.

I'LL GO WITH IT. SO MOVING ON TO AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 11, CONSENT AGENDA.

[11. Consent Agenda]

LET ME REMIND YOU THAT WE VOTE THE CONSENT AGENDA UP OR DOWN UNLESS SOMEONE WANTS TO PULL AN ITEM.

IS THERE ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO PULL AN ITEM THIS EVENING? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE CONSENT AGENDA.

PLEASE USE THE SOUND VOTE OF AYE.

AYE. ALL RIGHT. ALL THOSE OPPOSED PLEASE SAY NO.

CONSENT AGENDA PASSES SIX ZERO.

THIS MOVES US TO ITEM NUMBER 12, THE SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT.

THIS IS FOR DISCUSSION PURPOSES ONLY.

[02:00:03]

IS THERE ANY ITEM ON AGENDA ITEM 12 THAT ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS WITH DR.

CANTU THIS EVENING? ALL RIGHT. WE WILL NOW MOVE INTO CLOSED SESSION AT EXACTLY 9 P.M..

[13. Closed Session]

PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE 551.074.

TO HEAR A COMPLAINT OR CHARGE AGAINST AN OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE OR TO DELIBERATE THE APPOINTMENT, EMPLOYMENT EVALUATION, REASSIGNMENT DUTIES, DISCIPLINE OR DISMISSAL OF A PUBLIC OFFICER OR AN EMPLOYEE.

551.071 CONSULTATION WITH THE BOARD'S ATTORNEY AND 551.072 REAL PROPERTY.

WE WILL NOW ADJOURN AT 9:00 AND RECONVENE IN 6 MINUTES.

THANK YOU.

[14. Reconvene]

WE WILL NOW RECONVENE FROM CLOSED SESSION AT EXACTLY 10:10 P.M.

WITH NO OTHER BUSINESS TO DISCUSS AT THIS TIME.

WE WILL ADJOURN THE MEETING AT 10:10 P.M..

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING AND YOUR ATTENTION.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.