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>> THE TIME IS NOW 6:00 PM.

[1. Call to Order]

[00:00:02]

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

PLEASE LET THE RECORD SHOW THAT ALL TRUSTEES ARE PRESENT EXCEPT FOR RANDALL CANEDY.

AGENDA ITEM 3,

[3. Ceremony for Administering the Oath of Office to Newly Elected Board Member]

CEREMONY FOR ADMINISTERING THE OATH OF OFFICE TO OUR NEWLY ELECTED BOARD MEMBER.

MS. [INAUDIBLE], IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PROCEED.

MR. TIPPING, IF YOU COULD PLEASE COME FORWARD.

>> CRAIG, IF YOU WOULD PLEASE RAISE YOUR RIGHT HAND, AND REPEAT AFTER ME.

I, CRAIG TIPPING, DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR.

>> I, CRAIG TIPPING, DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR.

>> THAT I WILL FAITHFULLY EXECUTE.

>> THAT I WILL FAITHFULLY EXECUTE.

>> THE DUTIES OF THE OFFICE.

>> THE DUTIES OF THE OFFICE.

>> OF SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE, PLACE 3.

>> OF SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE, PLACE 3.

>> FOR THE MANSFIELD INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT.

>> FOR THE MANSFIELD INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT.

>> OF THE STATE OF TEXAS.

>> OF THE STATE OF TEXAS.

>> AND WILL TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY.

>> AND WILL TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY.

>> PROTECT, PRESERVE, AND DEFEND.

>> PROTECT, PRESERVE AND DEFEND.

>> THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS.

>> THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS.

>> OF THE UNITED STATES.

>> OF THE UNITED STATES.

>> AND OF THIS STATE.

>> AND OF THIS STATE.

>> SO HELP ME GOD.

>> SO HELP ME GOD.

>> CONGRATULATIONS.

>> THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE]

>> CONGRATULATIONS, MR. TIPPING. THANK YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATION AND WORK FOR THE STUDENTS AND THE STAFF OF MISD.

YOU MAY NOW PLEASE COME TAKE YOUR SEAT.

WITH THAT, WE'LL MOVE ON TO SECTION 4 CLOSED SESSION.

[4. Closed Session]

PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 551.074, TO HEAR A COMPLAINT OR CHARGE AGAINST AN OFFICER OR AN EMPLOYEE OR TO DELIBERATE THE APPOINTMENT, EMPLOYMENT EVALUATION, REASSIGNMENT, DUTIES, DISMISSAL, OR DISCIPLINE OF A PUBLIC OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE SPECIFICALLY REGARDING BOARD EVALUATION AND DUTIES AND A DISCUSSION ON BOARD OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE ASSIGNMENTS 551.071, CONSULTATION WITH THE BOARD'S ATTORNEY, 551.072 REAL PROPERTY, AND 551.076 TO CONDUCT DELIBERATIONS REGARDING SECURITY DEVICES AND OR SECURITY AUDIT.

WE WILL NOW ADJOURN INTO CLOSED SESSION AT 6:02 PM AND RECONVENE IN APPROXIMATELY SIX MINUTES.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WE WILL NOW RECONVENE FROM CLOSED SESSION AT 8:16 PM.

[5. Reconvene]

PLEASE JOIN ME AS WE RISE FOR THE PRAYER LED BY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER,

[6. Meeting Opening]

COURTNEY WILSON, AND THE PRESENTATION OF COLORS AND THE PLEDGES BY BIANCA ANDERSON.

>> IF YOU WOULD PLEASE BOW YOUR HEADS WITH ME.

OUR GLORIOUS AND HEAVENLY FATHER, WE THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN BECAUSE WE ENJOY THIS WORK SO MUCH.

WE KNOW THAT YOU HAVE BLESSED US WITH NOT JUST A FANTASTIC SCHOOL DISTRICT AND STUDENTS BUT ALSO JUST A FANTASTIC COMMUNITY.

WE ASK FATHER THAT YOU ARE WITH US IN ALL OUR DECISION-MAKING, HELP US TO SAY GUIDED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, AND TO KEEP OUR FOCUS ON WHERE WE KNOW IT NEEDS TO BE.

WE ASK FATHER THAT YOU KEEP US ALL SAFE, NOT JUST GOING HOME FROM THE MEETING TONIGHT BUT TO KEEP OUR FAMILIES AND OUR STUDENTS SAFE AS THEY FINISH OUT THIS SUMMER BREAK AND BRING THEM ALL BACK TO US IN ONE NICE, HAPPY PEACE.

WE LOOK FORWARD FATHER, TO THE NEW YEAR THAT WE ARE PLANNING AS WE SPEAK AND WE ASK FOR YOUR CONTINUED BLESSINGS.

IT'S IN HIS HOLY NAME THAT WE ALL SAY, AMEN.

>> AMEN. [OVERLAPPING] OF ALLEGIANCE]

>> WE'RE NOW MOVING ON TO AGENDA ITEM NUMBER 6.1.

[7. Organization of the Board]

AS OUR BOARD IS NOW COMPLETE, WE WILL DISCUSS THE RESTRUCTURING OF ELECTING NEW OFFICERS.

DO WE HAVE ANYONE THAT WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION AT THIS TIME?

>> I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A NOMINATION.

I WOULD LIKE TO NOMINATE COURTNEY WILSON FOR PRESIDENT, NOMINATE KEZIAH FARRAR FOR VICE PRESIDENT, AND NOMINATE BIANCA BENAVIDES ANDERSON FOR SECRETARY.

>> IS THERE A SECOND?

[00:05:01]

>> I SECOND.

>> MOTION MADE FOR MR. TIPPING, SECOND FROM MS. FARRAR.

ANY QUESTIONS OR DISCUSSION? HEARING NONE, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE SOUND MOTION, PLEASE USE AYE.

>> AYE.

>> CAN YOU TELL ME WHO THAT WAS.

1, 2, 3, 4.

ALL THOSE OPPOSED, PLEASE SAY NO.

>> NO.

>> NO.

>> MOTION PASSES 4, 3.

[APPLAUSE] AT THIS TIME, WE WILL READJUST. STANDBY.

>> WHO'S SECRETARY? COULD YOU GO OVER THERE [INAUDIBLE] [LAUGHTER] [NOISE]

>> HAS EVERYONE FIND THEIR PLACE? THIS TAKES US TO ITEM 7.2, SELECTION OF BOARD COMMITTEE POSITIONS.

WE RECEIVED OUR ASSIGNMENTS IN CLOSED SESSION, I WON'T SAY ASSIGNMENTS.

WE WERE ABLE TO SELECT AND MAKE SURE THAT WE WERE FITTED AS BEST POSSIBLE FOR EACH COMMITTEE.

WOULD SOMEONE LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE OUR NEW APPOINTMENTS?

>> SO MOVED.

>> MOTION MADE BY WARREN DAVIS. IS THERE A SECOND?

>> SECOND.

>> SECOND.

>> SECOND MADE BY DES THOMAS.

[NOISE] ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION?

>> DO WE HAVE ANY DISCUSSION?

>> OH, I'M SORRY. IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION ON THE TOPIC?

>> I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE, WAS EVERYONE GOOD WITH ALL THE SELECTIONS THAT WE MADE OR THAT YOU'RE ASSIGNED TO? ANYBODY WANT TO SWITCH ANYTHING? OKAY. I'M GOOD.

>> I THINK CRAIG AND I SWAPPED ONE OF OUR POSITIONS.

IF EVERYONE IS IN AGREEMENT TO WHAT THEY WERE ASSIGNED TO, I WILL SAY, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION, PLEASE USE SOUND VOTE OF AYE.

>> AYE.

>> ALL THOSE OPPOSE PLEASE SAY NO.

OKAY, THE MOTION PASSES 7, 0.

I HAD SAY A LITTLE BIT OF COMPUTER TROUBLE THIS EVENING.

THIS TAKES US TO OUR DISTRICT RECOGNITIONS.

[8. District Recognition]

I'M NOT GOING TO SAY RESIGNATIONS ANYMORE.

WE'RE GOING RECOGNITIONS. DR. CANTU?

>> YES. I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE HOPE BOYD TO COME FORWARD WITH OUR RECOGNITIONS FOR THIS EVENING.

>> THANK YOU, DR. CANTU, AND GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

AS EARLIER ANNOUNCED, OUR ATHLETIC AND FINE ARTS RECOGNITIONS WILL BE RECOGNIZED AT A LATER TIME BUT WE STILL HAVE OUR OUTSTANDING STAFF MEMBERS TO RECOGNIZE.

STARTING TONIGHT WITH THE HEARTBEAT AWARD WINNERS.

FOR 18 YEARS, DEMANDS FOR ISD HEARTBEAT AWARD HAS RECOGNIZED EMPLOYEES WHO DISPLAY HEART IN THEIR LIVES AND INSPIRE OTHER DISTRICT EMPLOYEES THROUGH THEIR ACTIONS.

THE WINNERS ARE NOMINATED BY THEIR PEERS SO YOU CAN IMAGINE HOW COVETED THAT AWARD IS HERE IN MANSFIELD ISD.

TWO STAFF MEMBERS ARE RECOGNIZED EACH FALL IN SPRING THANKS TO A NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH THE EDUCATIONAL EMPLOYEES CREDIT UNION OR EECU.

EACH HEARTBEAT AWARD WINNER ALSO WINS $250 IN CASH.

WE THANK YOU EECU FOR SWEETENING THAT POT A LITTLE BIT.

JOINING US TONIGHT FROM EECU IS STEPHANIE CURTIS.

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MISS STEPHANIE, I'D LIKE YOU TO COME UP PLEASE AND JOIN US SO I CAN INTRODUCE THE SPRING HEARTBEAT AWARD WINNERS.

LET ME GIVE YOU A LITTLE INTRO OF HOW THEY WERE RECOGNIZED.

ON THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, DR. CANTU AND MEMBERS OF EXECUTIVE COUNCIL HEADED OUT TO ROBERTA TIPPS STEAM ACADEMY IN THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING TO SURPRISE OUR SPRING 2022 HEARTBEAT AWARD WINNERS.

THEY ARE OFFICER MARTIN HAWKINS, MISD POLICE OFFICER AT TIPPS ACADEMY, AND JENNIFER CASTRILLO, POST SECONDARY READINESS COORDINATOR IN OUR GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING DEPARTMENT.

OFFICER HAWKINS AND MRS. CASTRILLO, IF YOU CAN PLEASE COME FORWARD SO WE CAN RECOGNIZE YOU.

[APPLAUSE] YOU CAN GO FORWARD TO TAKE A PICTURE.

WE'LL WAIT FOR OUR BOARD MEMBERS TO COME UP AS WELL TO JOIN US IN THAT PICTURE. [NOISE] ALL RIGHT. AS THAT PICTURE IS BEING TAKEN, I'D LIKE TO TURN EVERYBODY'S ATTENTION TO THE SCREEN SO YOU CAN SEE REALLY WHY THEY WERE THIS YEAR'S HEARTBEAT AWARD WINNERS.

[MUSIC] [APPLAUSE]

>> HE'S JUST AMAZING, HE IS A WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING, AND HE SHOWS THAT EVERY SINGLE DAY BY BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH OUR STUDENTS, YOU'LL CATCH HIM OUTSIDE PLAYING TAG WITH THE BABIES, AND THEY'RE ALL JUST CHASING AFTER HIM.

HE GOES TO THEIR FOOTBALL GAMES ON THE WEEKENDS JUST TO SHOW SUPPORT.

I'M SO GLAD THAT HE'S HERE.

I FEEL SAFER THAT HE'S HERE, AND THAT HIS NUMBER 1 PRIORITY IS MAKING SURE THAT EVERYONE IN THIS BUILDING IS SAFE AND SECURE.

>> HIS RAPPORT WITH STUDENTS AND THE STAFF I SO UPLIFTING, AND HE'S ALWAYS VISIBLE TO STUDENTS, STAFF, AND PARENTS.

[INAUDIBLE] IS TRULY A BETTER AND SAFER PLACE TO BE BECAUSE OF OFFICER HAWKINS. [APPLAUSE]

>> THANK YOU ALL.

THANK YOU. IT MEANS A LOT TO ME.

IT MEANS THAT SOMEONE TOOK THE TIME TO MAKE DIRECT SIGNATION TO EXPAND UPON WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A SERVANT LEADERSHIP, OR BE A LEADER HERE.

I'M JUST OVERWHELMED.

[MUSIC]

>> JENNIFER REALLY EMBODIES OUR CORE VALUE OF STUDENTS FIRST.

SHE IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS, FOR STAFF, FOR OUR DEPARTMENT.

[APPLAUSE] WITHOUT A DOUBT ONE OF THE KINDEST PEOPLE I HAVE EVER MET.

SHE HAS A HUGE HEART. SHE'S JUST WONDERFUL.

>> JENNIFER GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND TO HELP ALL STUDENTS AND STAFF, AND I'VE NEVER KNOWN ANYONE WHO WORKS HARDER, WHO CARES MORE THAN JENNIFER'S HISTORY.

SHE GLADLY HELPS WHEREVER SHE'S NEEDED, AND DOESN'T COMPLAIN, AND SHE ALWAYS HAS A SMILE AND A [INAUDIBLE] PATIENCE. [APPLAUSE]

>> IT'S OVERWHELMING, IT REALLY IS.

DEFINITELY JUST A SHOCK, AND SO APPRECIATED.

I HAVE BEEN IN THE DISTRICT FOR 26 YEARS, TO KNOW THAT MY EFFORTS ARE NOTICED, IT SPEAKS VOLUMES TO ME BECAUSE MY GOAL IS TO BE A PERSON OF INTEGRITY AND SOMEONE THAT IS TRULY A SERVANT LEADER, AND I HOPE THAT THAT IS WHAT'S LED ME TO THIS PLACE, AND I'M JUST HAPPY TO CONTINUE TO SERVE.

>> EECU BEGAN AS THE CREDIT UNION FOR TEACHERS, SO WE LIKE TO HONOR THEM AND CELEBRATE THEM IN ALL THEY DO.

IT'S SO EXCITING TO BE HERE AND CELEBRATING THOSE THAT TRULY GO ABOVE AND BEYOND, THAT THEY SO DESERVE IT.

[MUSIC]

>> LET'S GIVE THEM ONE MORE ROUND OF APPLAUSE AND A BIG THANK YOU TO EECU.

[APPLAUSE] THANK YOU GUYS.

YOU CAN RETURN BACK TO YOUR SEATS. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

TO CONTINUE ON IN OUR STAFF RECOGNITIONS, I'D LIKE TO INVITE UP MICHELLE TRUNEGAD.

[LAUGHTER] NOT EVERYBODY RETURN BACK TO THE SEAT.

WE STILL HAVE RECOGNITIONS.

MR. DAVIS, [LAUGHTER] I'M SORRY I WASN'T CLEAR. I'M SORRY.

[LAUGHTER] TO CONTINUE ON IN TONIGHT'S RECOGNITION I'D LIKE TO INVITE MS. MICHELLE TRUNEGAD, OF ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT OF BUSINESS AND FINANCE.

SHE'S GOING TO COMMEND SOME STAFF MEMBERS WHO HAVE PROVEN TO BE GREAT STEWARDS OF TAXPAYER DOLLARS.

>> THANK YOU. I'M SO EXCITED TO SHARE WITH YOU ALL BECAUSE BUSINESS AND FINANCE AND PURCHASING, AND ALL THAT, MAKES THIS DISTRICT RUN.

I'VE GOT SOME THINGS TO SHARE WITH YOU ALL, THAT MANSFIELD ISD BUSINESS AND FINANCE DEPARTMENT HAS EARNED SEVERAL PRESTIGIOUS AWARDS THIS SPRING.

WE'D LIKE TO RECOGNIZE THEM THIS EVENING.

THE PEOPLE I'D LIKE TO COME UP WHILE WE'RE TALKING.

I'D LIKE MONICA IRVIN, SEFFY, CHELSEA HALLEY, MIRANDA [INAUDIBLE], ALEXIA BIZERTE, CODY KENAN, TONY CHADWICK, CHRISTY RUSSELL.

Y'ALL COMING? [LAUGHTER] ED HARPER, HE'S THE MOST COMMITTED, COMES TO EVERY BOARD MEETING,

[00:15:01]

HE SITS IN THE VERY BACK, HE'S NOT HERE TONIGHT.

[LAUGHTER] LORENDO SANGUINETTI, CANNOT BE WITH THIS AS WELL TONIGHT.

THE TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL BUSINESS OFFICIALS, OVER 8,000 MEMBERS ARE PART OF THAT IN TEXAS, AND IT GIVES US AWARD OF EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT TO TEXAS SCHOOL DISTRICTS, TO OPEN ENROLLMENT CHARTER SCHOOLS AND EDUCATION SERVICE CENTERS THAT DEMONSTRATE PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS, BEST PRACTICES AND INNOVATIONS IN THE AREA OF FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT REPORTING.

ONLY 13 DISTRICTS IN THIS STATE ARE REPRESENTED TO RECEIVE THIS AWARD.

THIS IS THE SECOND YEAR THAT WE'VE RECEIVED IT.

FIRST YEAR WAS ONLY 10 DISTRICTS.

THEN THE ANNUAL CONFERENCE, THEY ALSO GAVE THE TASBO AWARD OF MERIT FOR PURCHASING, WHICH IS AWARDED TO TEXAS SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CHARTER SCHOOLS IN EDUCATION SERVICES COMMITTED TO FUND PROFESSIONAL STANDARDS AND ACQUISITIONS OF GOODS AND SERVICES.

THIS IS THE SEVENTH YEAR THAT MANSFIELD HAS RECEIVED THIS AWARD, AND THE NINTH YEAR IN A ROW THE TEAM ALSO RECEIVED THIS CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE IN FINANCIAL REPORTING.

THIS IS FROM INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL BUSINESS OFFICIALS.

YOU CAN LOOK AT IT ONLINE.

IT RECOGNIZES DISTRICTS THROUGH THEIR HIGH-QUALITY, TRANSPARENT ANNUAL COMPREHENSIVE FINANCIAL REPORT.

LASTLY, THE ASBO INTERNATIONAL MERITORIOUS BUDGET AWARD, WHICH LATER WILL BE PRESENTED IT TO YOU, BOARD, TO ADOPT.

THAT WAS RECEIVED IN THE SIXTH YEAR IN A ROW, AND ONLY 19 SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE STATE OF TEXAS RECEIVED THIS PRESTIGIOUS AWARD, AND WE WERE CHOSEN AS AN EXAMPLE LAST YEAR TO THE NATION.

I'D LIKE TO CONGRATULATE MY TEAM.

THANK YOU.

[APPLAUSE] [BACKGROUND]

>> CONGRATULATIONS ONCE AGAIN GUYS.

THANK YOU, MS. TRUNEGAD.

NEXT UP, I'D LIKE TO ASK JEFF BRAGDON, ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT OF FACILITIES AND BOND PROGRAMS TO COME UP.

HE'S GOING TO RECOGNIZE A TEAM OF PEOPLE WHO HELPS THE DISTRICT SAVE ENERGY AND A LOT OF UNNECESSARY COSTS.

>> THANK YOU HOPE. I SAW MICHELLE EARLIER AND I SAID, "I SAW YOUR TEAM BACK THERE WITH YOUR THREE PLAQUES." SHE GOES, "THERE'S FOUR PLAQUES." [LAUGHTER].

I GOT A PLAQUE TOO.

I'D LIKE TO ASK KELLY CAMPBELL AND CHRIS MUNOZ, REALLY COME WITH THAT PLAQUE.

OURS IS MADE OF CRYSTAL.

[LAUGHTER] THEN MOST IMPORTANTLY, I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THESE GUYS TONIGHT.

ONCE AGAIN, WE HAVE RECEIVED THE HIGHEST AWARD GIVEN BY THE EPA.

IT IS THE ENERGY STAR PARTNER OF THE YEAR AWARD, SUSTAINED EXCELLENCE.

THIS IS OUR SEVENTH YEAR OF SUSTAINED EXCELLENCE, AND OUR NINTH YEAR TO BE RECOGNIZED AS THE ENERGY PARTNER OF THE YEAR.

WHAT THAT MEANS FOR OUR TAXPAYERS IS WE HAVE AVOIDED $16.9 MILLION IN UTILITY COSTS.

THAT'S A COMBINATION OF ELECTRICITY, NATURAL GAS, AND WATER.

DOES THAT INCLUDE WASTE AND RECYCLING, MR. CAMPBELL? DOES NOT.

WE ALSO SAVE MONEY THERE, BUT NOT PART OF THE ENERGY STAR PROGRAM.

FOR MICHELLE, WE ARE THE ONLY SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE STATE OF TEXAS [LAUGHTER] THAT HAS RECEIVED 300 ENERGY STAR CERTIFICATIONS FOR OUR BUILDING.

I'M VERY PROUD OF THESE GUYS, AND I WANT TO GO OFF SCRIPT FOR JUST A SECOND.

THE SCRIPT'S MUCH LONGER, SO I'M YIELDING SOME OF MY TIME.

WHEN I STARTED THE PROGRAM IN 2004, AT THE CAMPUS LEVEL WE HAD PARTICIPANTS THAT WERE CALLED ENERGY CHAMPIONS.

THEY WERE ABLE TO HELP US SAVE ENERGY, BUT WE REALLY HADN'T GOT INTO THE ENERGY STAR PROGRAM YET.

WHEN I WAS GIVEN THE GREEN LIGHT TO REALLY LAUNCH THE ENERGY STAR PROGRAM, I MET WITH THOSE ENERGY CHAMPIONS, AND ONE OF THOSE GUYS WAS KELLY CAMPBELL.

I TOLD THAT GROUP AT THE TIME, WE'RE ABOUT TO TAKE IT TO A NEW LEVEL.

WE'RE ABOUT TO HAVE TWO POSITIONS, IT'S GOING TO BE A FULL-TIME JOB FOR SOMEBODY.

AS SOON AS THAT MEETING ADJOURNED, ABOUT 32 SECONDS LATER, I GOT A CALL FROM KELLY CAMPBELL THAT SAID, "THAT'S MY JOB.

ONE OF THOSE JOBS IS MY JOB".

THAT PASSION WITH KELLY HAS REMAINED TODAY.

I'VE NEVER KNOWN ANYBODY THAT IS SO EXCITED ABOUT WHAT HE DOES FOR THE DISTRICT, AND SAVING MONEY FOR THE DISTRICT, AND THAT'S CATCHING ON WITH CHRIS MUNOZ, AND WE'RE SO GLAD TO HAVE HIM AS PART OF THE PROGRAM.

THANK YOU BOTH SO MUCH FOR BEING GOOD STEWARDS OF THE TAXPAYER'S MONEY.

CAN WE GIVE THEM ONE MORE ROUND OF APPLAUSE? [APPLAUSE]

>> WE'LL JUST WAIT FOR MR. BRAGDON, THEN WE'LL TAKE ANOTHER PICTURE.

[LAUGHTER]

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THANK YOU SO MUCH.

FINALLY TONIGHT I'D LIKE TO HAND IT BACK OVER TO SUPERINTENDENT DR. CANTU, TO RECOGNIZE SOME NATIONAL AWARDS THAT WERE RECENTLY RECEIVED BY THE COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING DEPARTMENT.

[LAUGHTER]

>> SINCE YOU ALL ARE IN CHARGE OF THIS PART, [LAUGHTER] I'LL TAKE OVER THIS PART FOR YOU ALL. THANK YOU HOPE.

AT THIS TIME WOULD DONALD WILLIAMS AND THE REST OF HIS TEAM PLEASE COME FORWARD, WHILE I SHARE A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OUR FINAL RECOGNITION FOR THE EVENING.

MANSFIELD ISD WAS RECOGNIZED FOR ITS EXCELLENCE IN SCHOOL COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING BY EARNING FIVE AWARDS, FIVE, FOR THE NATIONAL SCHOOL PUBLIC RELATIONS ASSOCIATION.

NUMBER 1, WE RECEIVED THE GOLDEN ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR THE DISTRICT'S COMPREHENSIVE COMMUNICATION PLAN FOR THE VOTER-APPROVED TAX RATIFICATION ELECTION OR PENNY SWAP THAT TOOK PLACE ON NOVEMBER 2ND.

THE GOLDEN ACHIEVEMENT AWARD RECOGNIZES OUTSTANDING STRATEGIC WORK IN ALL ASPECTS OF SCHOOL PUBLIC RELATIONS, COMMUNICATION, MARKETING, AND ENGAGEMENT.

ALSO FOR PUBLICATIONS AND DIGITAL MEDIA, EXCELLENT AWARDS WERE WON.

THESE AWARDS RECOGNIZE OUTSTANDING EDUCATION PUBLICATIONS, E-NEWSLETTERS, DIGITAL MEDIA PROGRAMS, RADIO, TV, AND VIDEO PROGRAMS, SOCIAL MEDIA, INFOGRAPHICS, BLOGS, AND WEBSITES.

WE RECEIVED THE TOP AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR THE ANNUAL STATE OF THE DISTRICT BROCHURE, OUR FALL 2021 MAGAZINE. DO WHAT?

>> IT'S RIGHT THERE ON THE DESK.

>> [LAUGHTER] IT'S RIGHT THERE AT THE DESK IN CASE ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO.

YES, THANK YOU, MR. WILLIAMS. THE VIDEO ABOUT CELEBRATING OUR DISTRICT DIVERSITY WON THE AWARD OF EXCELLENCE, WHICH IS THE TOP AWARD IN THE CATEGORY.

FINALLY, OUR NIST'S VIDEO HIGHLIGHTING HOW STAFF MEMBERS HELPED CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS TRANSITION INTO THE REAL-WORLD, ALSO RECEIVED A MERIT AWARD IN ITS CATEGORY.

THE TEAM IS GOING TO BE OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED FOR THESE ACHIEVEMENTS AT THE NSPRA 2022 NATIONAL SEMINAR IN CHICAGO LATER THIS MONTH, WHERE DONALD WILLIAMS AND I WILL ACTUALLY BE THERE TO ACCEPT IT, BECAUSE WE ARE PRESENTING.

I THINK AT THIS TIME LET'S ALL GIVE OUR COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING DEPARTMENT A ROUND OF APPLAUSE.

[APPLAUSE] THANK YOU, THAT CONCLUDES THIS EVENING'S RECOGNITIONS.

>> CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR EXCELLENT STAFF AND ALSO I'D LIKE TO BACK UP A LITTLE BIT AND APOLOGIZE.

I DIDN'T KNOW THAT WE TOOK TOO LONG, BASICALLY IN CLOSE SESSION AND IT'S JUST THAT TIME OF YEAR WE HAVE A WHOLE LOT GOING ON.

OF COURSE, I KNOW ALL OF YOU ARE WELL AWARE, SEEN AS IT'S MOSTLY STAFF THAT IS STILL HERE.

WE DIDN'T MISS THE STUDENTS' RECOGNITIONS.

HOPEFULLY, THEY'LL BE ABLE TO COME BACK BUT I DO WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE EXCELLENCE THAT WE HAVE WITH THEM AS WELL.

WE WILL TAKE THIS TO ITEM 9,

[9. Instructional Focus]

INSTRUCTIONAL FOCUS. DR. CANTU.

>> YES, I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE THOSE THAT ARE ALREADY WALKING UP TO THE PODIUM.

THAT WOULD BE PHILIP O'NEIL AND DR. ALBERT JOHNSON TO GIVE OUR STATE OF THE UNION ON ATHLETICS AND FINE ARTS FOR THIS LAST SCHOOL YEAR.

>> DR. CANTU, PRESIDENT WILSON, DISTINGUISHED MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, AND THE EXECUTIVES AT THE DISTRICT LEVEL, IT'S ALWAYS AN HONOR TO PRESENT TO YOU GUYS.

I'M PARTICULARLY EXCITED TO PRESENT TO YOU TODAY IN CONJUNCTION WITH DR. JOHNSON TO TALK ABOUT ATHLETICS AND FINE ARTS.

HE AND I IN OUR DEPARTMENTS DO THE EXACT SAME THING AND WE PROVIDE THE SAME THING TO OUR STUDENTS AS EACH OTHER.

WE JUST DO THAT WITH STUDENTS THAT ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT DIFFERENT THINGS.

I'M GOING TO SPEAK WITH YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OUR TEAM, SOME SUCCESSES IN THE DEPARTMENTS, SOME THINGS THAT WE TRACK, AND WE'LL CLOSE IT OUT A LITTLE BIT LATER ON WITH SOME REAL EXAMPLES OF SUCCESSES IN THE DEPARTMENT.

THIS IS THE MEMBERS OF THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT TEAM.

TAMMY LUCINGER ON THE LEFT IS TITLED ATHLETIC DIRECTOR.

DON MAYO, THERE ON THE RIGHT IS THE ASSISTANT ATHLETIC DIRECTOR.

THE OTHER LADIES PICTURED ARE THE TEAM IN THE OFFICE THAT DO THE MAJORITY OF THE WORK, KEEP US IN LINE AND THEN ANDY STARNES IN THE BACK THERE IN THE MIDDLE IS OUR HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER.

TALK ABOUT HIM A LITTLE BIT MORE LATER ON.

YOU CAN'T SEE THAT VERY WELL BUT IF YOU LOOK AT OUR PLAN ON THE PAGE IN THE BOTTOM LEFT-HAND CORNER THERE, YOU CAN SEE THAT OUR GOALS AND OUR VISION CENTER AROUND ACADEMIC SUCCESS AND PARTICIPATION.

YOU'LL NOTICE THAT ON THAT PLAN ON A PAGE, THERE'S NOTHING ABOUT WINNING OR LOSING ON THERE.

WE DON'T FOCUS ON WINNING OR LOSING, WE FOCUS ON BUILDING CHARACTER.

WE FOCUS ON SUPPORTING THE CLASSROOM AND WE FOCUS ON GETTING STUDENTS INVOLVED.

WHO DO WE SERVE? IN THE ATHLETIC OFFICE, WE SERVE ALL OF OUR SECONDARY CAMPUSES.

WE HAVE 12 OF THOSE, OUR FIVE TRADITIONAL HIGH SCHOOLS AND OUR SEVEN MIDDLE SCHOOLS.

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WE ALSO SERVE 6,600 PLUS STUDENT ATHLETES.

WE HAVE 10 ATHLETIC TRAINERS, WE HAVE FIVE CONTRACT TRAINERS.

I'LL TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT MORE LATER ON.

WE ALSO HAVE 260 PLUS COACHES IN THE DISTRICT.

I WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU ALL I'M TALKING ABOUT COACHES, A COUPLE OF PHILOSOPHIES THAT WE HAVE.

WE HAVE THE PHILOSOPHY THAT THERE'S TWO KINDS OF COACHES.

THERE'S THOSE THAT WANT TO BE SUCCESSFUL AND THOSE THAT WANT TO BE SIGNIFICANT.

THE SUCCESSFUL COACH IS TRYING TO BE COACH OF THE YEAR, WIN STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS, AND DO ALL THOSE THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO GARNER ATTENTION FOR THEMSELVES.

A COACH OF SIGNIFICANCE IS TRYING TO BE IMPORTANT IN THE LIVES OF THE STUDENTS THEY SERVE.

THEY WANT TO DEVELOP CHARACTER, THEY WANT TO BUILD THEIR SELF-ESTEEM AND THEY WANT TO TEACH THEM THOSE THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO ASSIST THEM LATER ON IN LIFE.

I'M TOTALLY CONVINCED THAT A COACH OF SIGNIFICANCE WILL EXPERIENCE SUCCESS.

THE OTHER THING THAT I'VE LEARNED OVER THE COURSE OF MY 36 YEARS OF DOING THIS IS THAT THERE'S TWO KINDS OF COACHES, THERE'S THOSE THAT ARE COMPASSIONATE AND THOSE THAT ARE COMPETITIVE.

THE COMPASSIONATE COACH LOVES THE KIDS TO DEATH BUT DOESN'T DO ANYTHING TO MAKE THEM BETTER AND THE COMPETITIVE COACH, ALL THEY WANT TO DO IS WIN, WIN, WIN, AND THEY DON'T DO ANYTHING TO BUILD THEIR CHARACTER.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR A COACH THAT HAS BOTH OF THOSE.

WE BELIEVE THAT COMPASSION AND COMPETITIVENESS, THIS IMPORTANT, AND WE'RE LOOKING FOR A BALANCE OF THAT.

WHAT WE OFFER, WE HAVE 19 SPORTS AT THE HIGH-SCHOOL LEVEL, 14 AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL, THAT ENCOMPASSES DISTRICT-WIDE 478 TEAMS. SOME OF THE SUCCESSES THAT WE'VE EXPERIENCED THIS YEAR, WE'VE HAD SEVERAL TEAMS MAKE IT TO THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS OR THE STATE TOURNAMENT.

WE HAD A GIRLS' GOLF TEAM AT MANSFIELD HIGH THAT ADVANCED TO STATE.

WE HAD A BOYS' GOLF TEAM THAT CAME IN FOURTH PLACE AT THE STATE TOURNAMENT.

WE HAD A FOOTBALL TEAM AT SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL THAT WAS STATE SEMI-FINALISTS, THEY LOST IN THE SEMI-FINAL GAME.

THEY WERE ONE GAME AWAY FOR PLAYING FOR THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.

WE HAD A TEAM IN LEGACY HIGH SCHOOL THAT WAS A STATE SEMI-FINALISTS IN BASEBALL, THE FIRST BASEBALL TEAM IN MANSFIELD ISD TO ADVANCE TO THE STATE TOURNAMENT IN THE HISTORY OF OUR DISTRICT.

WE HAD A TRACK TEAM AT TIMBERVIEW, THE GIRLS' TRACK TEAM THAT WAS THE STATE RUNNER-UP.

IF YOU'VE EVER BEEN TO THE STATE TRACK MEET, IT IS AN INCREDIBLE EVENT.

IT'S ONE OF MY FAVORITE EVENTS THAT THEY HAVE AT THE STATE LEVEL AND JUST TO ADVANCE IS INCREDIBLE AND TO COME IN SECOND AS A TEAM IS AMAZING.

THEN WE HAD A SOFTBALL TEAM AT LAKE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL WHO LOST IN THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME SEVEN TO SIX.

BUT THEY WERE INCREDIBLE THIS YEAR, WE'RE VERY PROUD OF THEM.

AGAIN, THE FIRST SOFTBALL TEAM IN THE HISTORY OF MANSFIELD ISD TO ADVANCE THE STATE TOURNAMENT.

LET'S TALK FOR A MINUTE ABOUT DATA.

WE TRACK DATA IN OUR DEPARTMENT, WE TRACK DATA IN OUR DISTRICT AND EVERY DEPARTMENT.

ONE OF THE CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT ADAGES THAT I LEARNED A LONG TIME AGO IS WHAT YOU MONITOR IMPROVES AND WHAT YOU MONITOR IN PUBLIC IMPROVES FASTER.

WE HOLD OUR COACHES ACCOUNTABLE AND WE MONITOR THIS INFORMATION IN THIS DATA PUBLICLY WITH OUR COACHES.

WE MONITOR PARTICIPATION.

YOU CAN SEE IN THE BOTTOM RIGHT-HAND CORNER THAT WE HAVE 6,620 STUDENT-ATHLETES, GRADES 7 THROUGH 12.

THERE'S A DISPARAGE IN NUMBER BETWEEN THE GUYS AND THE GIRLS OR A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO IN PARTICIPATION.

ONE OF THE REASONS FOR THAT AND IT'S BEEN LIKE THAT IN EVERY DISTRICT THAT I'VE EVER BEEN IN IS THAT THE GIRLS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO JUMP INTO DRILL TEAM AND CHEER.

IF YOU TAKE THOSE NUMBERS AND YOU ADD THOSE TO THE GIRLS IN ATHLETICS, THEN THOSE NUMBERS BETWEEN THE GUYS AND THE GIRLS WOULD BE MUCH MORE BALANCED.

WE ALSO MONITOR THE ACADEMICS OF OUR STUDENTS.

AGAIN, AND I'LL TALK ABOUT THIS A LITTLE MORE IN A MINUTE BUT WE'RE LOOKING FOR OUTLIERS.

IT WAS POINTED OUT TO ME IN THIS DATA THAT TIMBERVIEW HIGH SCHOOL HAD A 47.3 PASSING RATE IN THE SIX WEEKS OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.

WE DUG INTO THAT. WHY DID IT LOOK LIKE THAT? WELL, WE USE GOOGLE SHEETS AND THERE WAS 10 PROGRAMS THAT HADN'T REPORTED THEIR ACADEMIC DATA YET.

WHEN WE DUG INTO THAT AND WE GOT THAT CAUGHT UP, THEN 86 PERCENT WERE PASSING.

IT WAS NOT NEAR THE OUTLIER THAT IT APPEARED TO BE INITIALLY.

ANOTHER WAY FOR US TO TRACK THE ACADEMIC SUCCESS OF OUR STUDENTS IS TO MONITOR HOW MANY OF OUR STUDENTS MAKE THE A HONOR ROLL AND YOU CAN SEE THAT

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WE HAD 6,600 PLUS THAT DID THAT THIS YEAR.

WE ALSO MONITOR THE A/B HONOR ROLL.

WE HAD OVER 10,000 OF OUR ATHLETES THAT ACHIEVED THAT.

WE ALSO RECOGNIZE ALL-DISTRICT AND ACADEMIC ALL-STATE.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE DO IN ATHLETICS IN SUPPORTING THE CLASSROOM AND SUPPORTING OUR ATHLETES IS TO ASSIST THEM IN BUILDING THEIR RESUME FOR COLLEGE.

A WAY THAT WE CAN DO THAT IS TO JOIN AN ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS AND NOMINATE OUR STUDENT-ATHLETES FOR ACADEMIC ALL-STATE AWARDS AND ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT AWARDS.

WE DO THAT AND WE DO THAT BECAUSE WE WANT TO ASSIST THEM IN BUILDING THE RESUME FOR COLLEGE.

WE HAD 1,065 OF OUR STUDENTS THAT ACHIEVED THAT.

WE ALSO MONITOR THE GRADUATION RATE.

I FOUND OUT TODAY THAT IN TALKING TO MY TEAM THAT YOU CAN SEE THAT LITTLE 99.2 TO THE TIMBERVIEW.

WE TRACK THAT STUDENT DOWN AND THEY DID PASS.

ALL OF OUR ATHLETES DID GRADUATE THIS YEAR.

BUT AGAIN, IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE SUPPORT THE CLASSROOM, THAT WE MONITOR OUR STUDENTS, AND ENSURE THAT THEY'RE BEING SUCCESSFUL.

ANOTHER THING THAT WE MONITOR IS INJURIES.

IT'S IMPORTANT WE DO THAT.

AGAIN, WE'RE LOOKING AND I PULLED THIS DATA OUT, WE MONITOR A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT THINGS.

I PULLED THE DATA OUT FOR CONCUSSIONS AND I PULLED IT OUT FOR ACLS.

IF YOU'LL LOOK THERE ON THE FAR RIGHT THAT I'VE CIRCLED UNDER CONCUSSIONS, YOU CAN SEE THAT LAKE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL HAD 43 CONCUSSIONS AND THE CLOSEST ONE OF THEM WAS 23.

WHAT'S GOING ON THERE? WE DON'T KNOW.

WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT THAT, WE'RE GOING TO MONITOR IT TO SEE IF THERE'S SOMETHING ENVIRONMENTALLY THAT'S GOING ON AT LAKE RIDGE THAT'S CREATING THAT.

IS IT AN OUTLIER? IS IT JUST ONE OF THOSE YEARS WHERE A FEW TIMES, WE HAD A FEW MORE CONCUSSIONS THAN NORMAL? YOU'LL ALSO NOTICE THAT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE TRACK IS HOW MANY OF THOSE CONCUSSIONS HAPPEN WHILE THEY'RE AT SCHOOL, AND HOW MANY OF THOSE CONCUSSIONS HAPPEN WHILE THEY'RE AT CLUB.

WE NEED TO KNOW THAT AS WELL.

THOSE CLUB CONCUSSIONS THAT OCCUR ARE NOT SOMETHING THAT IS POTENTIALLY GOING ON WITH US THAT WE NEED TO CHANGE.

WE MONITOR THE NUMBER OF TREATMENTS THAT OUR ATHLETES RECEIVE.

WE KNOW THAT OUR ATHLETIC TRAINERS DO A LOT FOR OUR STUDENTS AND IT'S A SERVICE THAT WE PROVIDE.

THIS NUMBER THAT'S 21,000 PLUS TREATMENTS THAT TOOK PLACE, THAT COULD BE ANYTHING FROM A BRUISE TO AN ACL TEAR.

THE NUMBER 1 WAY TO IMPROVE YOUR SELF-ESTEEM IS TO DO SOMETHING FOR SOMEONE ELSE.

WE WANT TO PLAY OUR ROLE IN BUILDING THE SELF-ESTEEM OF OUR STUDENTS.

IF WE BUILD THEIR SELF-ESTEEM, THEY'RE GOING TO MAKE GOOD DECISIONS WHEN THEY'RE CONFRONTED WITH THOSE THINGS LIKE DRUGS AND ALCOHOL AND OTHER THINGS THAT MAY GET THEM IN TROUBLE.

WE REQUIRE COACHES TO DO COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS WITH OUR ATHLETES AND YOU CAN SEE THIS YEAR, A LITTLE OVER 14,000.

THAT NUMBER IS ACTUALLY DOWN AND IT'S DOWN A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE OF COVID THAT WE HAD EARLIER IN THE YEAR, THE SPIKE.

WE ALSO MONITOR SCHOLARSHIPS.

IT'S IMPORTANT THAT OUR COACHES PROMOTE OUR ATHLETES TO ASSIST THEM, TO HELP THEM TO GET TO THE NEXT LEVEL, NOT ONLY ATHLETICALLY BUT ACADEMICALLY.

YOU CAN SEE THAT WE HAD A LITTLE OVER THREE MILLION IN TOTAL SCHOLARSHIPS.

THAT'S THE ACADEMIC AND THE ATHLETICS COMBINED.

I MULTIPLY THAT BY FOUR BECAUSE THAT'S ONE YEAR'S WORTH.

IF THEY HAVE A FOUR-YEAR SCHOLARSHIP IN THOSE TWO AREAS, YOU CAN SEE IT'S A LITTLE OVER 13 MILLION.

HIGHLIGHTS AND INITIATIVES.

SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE CAN HIGHLIGHT IN THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT THAT ARE GOING ON.

WE SUBSCRIBE TO A CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM CALLED 2WORDS.

OUR COACHES USE THIS ARE BOOSTER CLUBS PURCHASE IT FOR US.

IT'S A GREAT PROGRAM THAT EVERY WEEK COACHES WORK WITH OUR STUDENT ATHLETES ON WHATEVER THE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT LESSON IS THAT WEEK.

WE ALSO AS A DISTRICT, HAVE A DEAL WITH UNDER ARMOUR.

THAT DEAL HELPS US TO BE PHYSICALLY RESPONSIBLE.

I KNOW THAT WE PROBABLY PLAYED A HUGE ROLE IN MICHELLE ARTS DEPARTMENT GETTING THOSE AWARDS.

[LAUGHTER] YOU CAN THANK ME LATER.

BUT AGAIN, 40 PERCENT OFF WHEN WE PURCHASE UNIFORMS, YOU'LL SEE EVERY ONE OF OUR TEAMS 7-12 WEARING UNDER ARMOUR.

WE HAVE A NATIONAL SIGNING DAY EVERY YEAR.

WE ACTUALLY HAVE TWO AND THIS YEAR, WE HAD APPROXIMATELY 130 ATHLETES THAT RECEIVED ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS.

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WE'D LIKE TO SHOWCASE THOSE GUYS, WE'D LIKE TO GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE RECOGNIZED.

YOU CAN SEE IN THAT PICTURE, AGAIN, IT'S SOMEWHERE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF 130 ATHLETES.

WE HAVE STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACHES THAT EACH ONE OF OUR CAMPUSES, WHEN WE BUILT THE MAX AND WE BUILT THOSE BEAUTIFUL WHITE ROOMS THAT WE HAVE ON THOSE CAMPUSES, WE DECIDED THAT IT WAS IMPERATIVE THAT WE HAVE A STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACH.

WHY IS THAT IMPORTANT? STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING COACHES, THEY ASSIST WITH INJURY PREVENTION, NUMBER 1, AND THE SECOND THING THEY DO IS THEY CAN TAILOR A WORKOUT TO BE SPORT-SPECIFIC.

THE WORKOUT THAT A FOOTBALL PLAYER NEEDS IS NOT THE SAME THAT A GIRL'S SOCCER PLAYER MAY NEED.

THEY TAILOR THE WORKOUTS TO FIT EACH ONE OF THOSE PROGRAMS. IF YOU GO TO ONE OF OUR CAMPUSES AND GO INTO OUR MAX, YOU'LL NOTICE THAT THERE ARE DIFFERENT GROUPS THROUGHOUT THE WEIGHT ROOM AND THEY'RE ALL DOING A DIFFERENT WORKOUT.

THAT WORKOUT AGAIN, IS TAILORED TO FIT THEIR SPORT.

ANOTHER THING THAT IS HUGE FOR THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT IS THE AGREEMENT THAT WE HAVE WITH MANSFIELD METHODIST.

THEY GIVE US $250,000 A YEAR.

WHAT WE GET OUT OF THAT IS A HEAD TRAINER IN THE BOTTOM LEFT-HAND CORNER.

I MENTIONED ANDY EARLIER IN THE PRESENTATION.

ANDY IS OUR HEAD TRAINER FOR THE DISTRICT.

WHY IS THAT IMPORTANT? IT'S IMPORTANT BECAUSE WE NEED SYSTEMIC PROCESSES AT OUR 12 CAMPUSES AND WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE CURRENT.

ANDY HELPS US BE SYSTEMIC AND HE PROVIDES US THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE CURRENT.

MANSFIELD METHODIST DONATES THAT MONEY TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR US TO PAY HIM.

IT PROVIDES US TRADITIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINERS.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THE ATHLETIC WORLD, THE ATHLETIC TRAINERS ARE SOME OF THE MOST OVERWORKED PEOPLE IN THE BUSINESS.

IT'S CRAZY THE TIME THEY PUT IN AND SO WE HAVE SOME ADDITIONAL ATHLETIC TRAINERS TO PROVIDE THEM SOME TIME OFF AND TO PROVIDE US ADDITIONAL COVERAGE WHEN WE DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TO COVER THE EVENTS WE HAVE.

THEY ALSO PAY FOR OUR AMBULANCE SERVICE AT OUR FOOTBALL GAMES AND THEY PAY FOR US TO HAVE A WEATHER SERVICE THAT EVERY COACH HAS SO THAT WHEN THERE'S LIGHTENING IN THE AREA, THEN WE CAN GET OUR KIDS OFF THE FIELDS AND BE SAFE.

AGAIN, IT'S AN HONOR TO BE UP HERE WITH DR. JOHNSON.

HE'S DONE AN AMAZING JOB WITH THE FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT, AND I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH HIM.

HE AND I WORKED VERY WELL TOGETHER AND I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO HIM FOR HIS PART.

[LAUGHTER]

>> IT IS A PLEASURE TO WORK WITH COACH O'NEIL AND HIS TEAM.

YOU DON'T GO TO VERMIN DISTRICTS AND HAVE THE FINANCE GUYS WORK TOGETHER AND IT'S A PRIVILEGE TO WORK TOGETHER WITH HIM AND HIS TEAM.

MY DEPARTMENT, WE JUST RECENTLY HAD A CHANGE AND SO MY PICTURE IS OUTDATED.

BUT WE HAVE MYSELF IN THE MIDDLE THERE AND DR. ROWE, WHO IS TO MY LEFT OR TO THE RIGHT HERE IN THE PICTURE AND THEN WE HAVE ASHLEY JOYCE WHO IS OUR INTEGRATION SPECIALISTS.

WE ALSO HAVE SHIDRIKA DOLLIOLE AND MELISSA CRAIG AS OUR BOOKKEEPER AND OFFICE SECRETARY. I'LL PLAY ON THE PAGE.

AS COACH O'NEILL STATED, WE'RE NOT HERE TO WIN BUT I WANT OUR STUDENTS TO APPRECIATE ART.

I'M NOT SAYING THEY HAVE TO BE PROFESSIONALS EVEN WHEN THEY GRADUATE.

THEY DON'T HAVE TO GO AND PERFORM IN A PROFESSIONAL SETTING, BUT APPRECIATE WHAT THE ARTS DO FOR CHILDREN AND DO FOR EDUCATION FOR OUR STUDENTS.

WHEN THEY GET OLDER AND THEY HAVE FAMILIES, HEY, JOIN A FINE ARTS SO THEY CAN APPRECIATE AND CONTINUE THAT TRADITION IN THEIR FAMILIES.

SOME OF OUR GOALS THAT WE HAD THIS YEAR IS THAT WE WANTED TO CREATE A CURRICULUM FOR THE ENTIRE DISTRICT.

WE HAVE SEVERAL AREAS THAT WE SUPERVISE, JUST TO NAME A FEW, WE HAVE CHEER DRILL TEAM, BAND, CHOIR, ORCHESTRA, JOURNALISM, ACADEMICS, JUST TO NAME A FEW, BUT WE DO HAVE QUITE A FEW THAT WE DID NOT HAVE A CURRICULUM FOR AND SO THAT WAS ONE OF OUR GOALS IS TO GET COMMUNITIES TOGETHER.

I WILL SAY THAT WE MET OUR GOAL.

WHEREAS ONE DEPARTMENT JOURNALISM THAT WE STILL GOING TO WORK ON NEXT YEAR FOR THIS COMING SCHOOL YEAR TO GET THEIR CURRICULUM IN PLACE.

WE ALSO WANT IT TO BE THE BEST COMMUNITIES IN THE ARTS.

SOMETHING THAT WE'LL TALK ABOUT LATER, AS YOU CAN SEE, HOW WE WERE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH THAT.

ANOTHER ONE OF OUR AREAS IS THAT WE SAW A DROP IN OUR NUMBERS IN PARTICIPATION AFTER COVID.

WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO PUT THINGS IN PLACE TO HELP GROW OUR PROGRAMS. I'LL SHOW YOU SOME PERCENTAGES HERE LATER IN THAT AREA.

THEN, WE WANT TO HIRE, RECRUIT AND RETAIN HIGH QUALITY EDUCATORS.

I WANT TO SAY THAT WE WERE FULLY STAFFED, PROBABLY 98 PERCENT STAFF AS OF LAST WEEK,

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WHICH IS REALLY UNHEARD OF BECAUSE USUALLY, THIS TIME WE'RE STILL TRYING TO HIRE PEOPLE.

DR. ROWE IS DOING A GREAT JOB AND THEN THE LAST THING IS ALSO MAKING SURE THAT WE ARE LEADING DISTRICT IN ARTS.

WHAT THAT MEANS IS MAKING SURE THAT OUR STUDENTS, WHEN THEY GO INTO COMPETITIONS OR WHEN THEY ARE PARTICIPATING IN EVENTS, THAT WHEN MANSFIELD ISD NAME COMES UP, THEN EVERYONE KNOWS THEY MEAN BUSINESS.

HOW MANY STUDENTS DO WE SERVE? WE SERVE OVER 24,000 STUDENTS, AND THAT'S K-12.

IT'S ELEMENTARY, ART MUSIC, ALL THE WAY UP TO 12TH GRADE.

WE HAVE ONE FINE ARTS INTEGRATION SPECIALIST AND THANKS FOR OUR BOARD FOR PROVIDING THAT OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR FINE ARTS ACADEMIES.

BECAUSE THAT FINE ARTS INTEGRATION SPECIALIST IS PROVIDING PROFESSION DEVELOPMENT, IS TRAINING TEACHERS, IS COACHING, PROVIDING FEEDBACK FOR THOSE TEACHERS THAT ARE INTEGRATING THE ARTS AND THE CORE SUBJECTS TOGETHER.

YOU ALSO HAVE TO OFFICE STAFF AND WE HAVE 256 EDUCATORS.

WE OFFER OVER 80 COURSES.

SOME OF THOSE ARE HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT COURSES AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL.

SOME OF THOSE COURSES CAN ALSO BE TAKEN TO A CREDIT AS WELL.

WE OFFER SEVERAL COURSES THROUGHOUT FROM ELEMENTARY, ALL AT HIGH SCHOOL, BUT IF YOU NOTICE THE FINE ARTS ACADEMIES OFF A LITTLE BIT MORE AT THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL AND THEN INTERMEDIATE LEVEL, WHICH WE'RE TRAINING THOSE STUDENTS AS THEY GET TO OUR MIDDLE SCHOOLS.

OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAMS WILL THRIVE WITH STUDENTS THAT ARE COMING READY AND ARE ABLE TO PERFORM AND DO WHAT THEY LOVE DOING.

WHAT ARE SOME DATA, SOME FACTS, AND FIGURES.

WE HAVE RIGHT NOW 22,600 STUDENTS THAT ARE ENROLLED IN OUR 6TH-12TH GRADE.

OVER A LITTLE 10,000 ARE IN A FINE ARTS COURSE, WHICH IS ABOUT 46 PERCENT OF OUR STUDENT POPULATION BETWEEN 6-12TH GRADE.

THAT 46 PERCENT, AS I WAS TALKING ABOUT EARLIER, IS THAT WE WANT TO SEE THOSE NUMBERS CLOSE TO 60 PERCENT BECAUSE BEFORE COVID, THEY WERE CLOSE TO THE 60 PERCENT AND WE WANT TO GET THOSE NUMBERS BACK UP.

ATTENDANCE. WE HAVE 94 PERCENT OF OUR STUDENTS THAT ARE ATTENDING SCHOOL LIKE THEY SHOULD BE AND 95 PERCENT PASS RATE AND JUST REMEMBER, WE'RE NOT ONLY SERVING STUDENTS THAT WANT TO BE IN AN ELECTED COURSE, WE'RE ALSO SERVING STUDENTS WHO HAVE TO HAVE A FINE ARTS CREDIT TO GRADUATE.

THESE ARE ALSO STUDENTS THAT ARE PICKING A FINE ARTS BECAUSE THAT'S A ROUTE THEY WANT TO GRADUATE AND GET THEIR CREDIT.

WE HAVE 96 PERCENT GRADUATION RATE.

I WILL SAY THAT NUMBER WILL GO UP BECAUSE WE'RE STILL WAITING ON SOME DATA.

I TALKED TO TEAMS THIS MORNING AND THEY SAID THEY'RE STILL DON'T HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION IN SO THAT NUMBER WILL GO UP.

OUR FINE ARTS COMMUNITY.

WE SERVE 25 ELEMENTARIES, SEVEN INTERMEDIATE, SEVEN MIDDLE SCHOOLS, AND FIVE HIGH-SCHOOLS.

THAT IS ALMOST 14,000 STUDENTS IN ELEMENTARY, WE SERVE 100 PERCENT OF OUR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS.

ALL ELEMENTARY STUDENTS ARE IN ART AND/OR MUSIC COURSE.

THEN, WE HAVE A LITTLE OVER 10,000 STUDENTS IN SECONDARY AND A LITTLE OVER 24,000 STUDENTS TOTAL.

WHAT ABOUT THIS YEAR? WHAT HAPPENED THIS YEAR THAT WE'RE VERY PROUD OF? WELL, LET'S TALK ABOUT THE SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL BAND.

THE FIRST TIME THE SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL BAND HAS MADE IT TO THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.

THEY WERE PARTICIPANTS THIS YEAR IN 5A.

SUMMIT HAS BEEN ALSO AWARDED THE SUDLER FLAG.

THE SUDLER FLAG WAS A GROUP OF BAND DIRECTORS ACROSS THE COUNTRY, CAME TOGETHER AND SAID WE WANT TO PROVIDE OR AWARD PROGRAMS THAT ARE SUCCESSFUL AND NOT JUST AS STUDENTS, BUT ALSO REWARDING THE DIRECTOR.

THEY LOOK AT HOW MANY YEARS THE DIRECTOR HAS BEEN AT THE NET POSITION, HOW MANY COMPETITIONS THAT THE BAND HAS WORN, WHAT RECOGNITIONS HAS A DIRECTOR RECEIVE, AND THEY ONLY GIVE THIS AWARD OUT TO ONE PROGRAM A YEAR, AND SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL BAND WAS THE RECIPIENT THIS YEAR.

WE JUST FOUND OUT OVER THE WEEKEND THAT LAKE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL WIND SYMPHONY HAS MADE IT TO THE STATE HONOR BAND SEMI-FINALS.

WE'LL FIND OUT AT THE END OF JULY IF THEY ARE FINALISTS AND IF THEY WIN THIS AWARD, THIS WILL BE THE FIRST TIME IN MANSFIELD HISTORY THAT WE HAVE A BAND, IF THEY WIN, PERFORM AT THE TMEA CONVENTION.

MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL AND LAKE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOLS ARE TEAMS WHO WON MEDALS IN A SUPER QUIZ FOR ACADEMIA DECATHLON.

LAKE RIDGE RECEIVED THE SILVER MEDAL, MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL RECEIVED THE BRONZE MEDAL.

THIS IS ALSO MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL, IT'S BEEN TEN YEARS SINCE THE LAST TIME THEY WON THIS AWARD, SO WE'RE REALLY PROUD OF THEM GETTING BACK TO THAT.

LELAND MALLETT'S JOURNALISM CLASS AND STUDENTS, IF YOU DON'T KNOW, LEGACY'S JOURNALISM CLASS AND TEACHERS,

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THEY ARE PHENOMENAL AND THEY WERE THE TOP 10 PERCENT IN THE STATE AND THE TOP 10 IN THE COUNTRY FOR THEIR YEARBOOK AND NEWSPAPER.

VERY PROUD OF THEM. MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL ALSO AND UIL ACADEMICS, HAD STATE MEDALISTS AND GOLD MEDALIST FOR CURRENT ISSUES AND EVENTS.

YOU MIGHT RECOGNIZE THE TEACHER THERE, SHE IS CONSISTENTLY HAVING STUDENTS PARTICIPATE AT THE STATE LEVEL AND THEY WANT TO GO MIDDLE THIS YEAR.

WE HAVE MARIA SHORUNKE WHO WON THE BUCKLEY AWARD.

THIS IS SOMETHING WHERE THE SCHOOLS IN THE AREA SUBMIT APPLICATION SO SOMEONE CAN COME AND WATCH THEIR MUSICAL PERFORMANCE.

THESE JUDGES GO TO ALL THE DIFFERENT SCHOOLS AROUND THE AREA AND LOOK AT THEIR MUSICAL PERFORMANCE.

I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THIS BECAUSE SHE WON BEST ACTRESS IN A MUSICAL IN THE DALLAS FORT WORTH AREA.

SHE ALSO WON A $1000 SCHOLARSHIP WITH IT.

LAURA MEJIA, SHE WAS A PARTICIPANT FOR THEATRICAL DESIGN.

THERE IS A PROMPT, THERE IS A PLAY THAT IS GIVEN TO ALL THE SCHOOLS IN THE STATE AND THESE STUDENTS HAVE TO DRAW AND CREATE THIS DESIGN AND SHE MADE IT TO THE STATE LEVEL OUT OF ALL THE SCHOOLS IN THE STATE.

I WANT TO RECOGNIZE MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL CHEER TEAM FOR MAKING THIRD PLACE AT NATIONALS THIS YEAR.

ALSO, JUST TO NOTE THAT WE ARE NOW STARTING TRADITION TO ALL OF OUR CHEER PROGRAMS WOULD BE PARTICIPATING IN UIL SPIRIT COMPETITION EVERY YEAR.

WE HAVE 14 STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN THE STATE VASE COMPETITION.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE BOTTOM-RIGHT PICTURE THERE, THAT WAS THE ONE THAT WON THE GOLD SEAL AND I'M GLAD I GOT THERE RIGHT BECAUSE I KEPT SAYING GOLD MEDAL.

GOLD SEAL, THAT WAS THE HIGHEST MEDAL YOU CAN RECEIVE AT STATE VASE.

WE HAD 26 STUDENTS THAT MADE THE ALL-STATE, EITHER BAND OR CHOIR.

THAT WAS THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF STUDENTS WE HAD IN OUR REGION.

THAT'S OUTNUMBERING ARLINGTON, GRAND PRAIRIE, FORT WORTH.

WE HAD 26 STUDENTS TOTAL BECOME ALL-STATE MUSICIANS THIS YEAR.

WE HAVE FOUR STUDENTS PICTURE, BUT WE DID HAVE FIVE STUDENTS THAT REPRESENTED US FOR THE ALL-STATE DANCE COMPETITION.

ACTUALLY, EACH HIGH SCHOOL HAD A REPRESENTATION.

THESE LADIES PERFORM OR LEARN A ROUTINE DURING THE WEEK.

AT THE END OF THE WEEK, THEY PERFORM THEIR ROUTINE IN FRONT OF ALL THEIR PEERS AND THEIR TEACHERS.

THEY ALSO UP FOR SCHOLARSHIPS.

AT THE END OF THE WEEK, THEY PICK THE FIVE FOLLOWERS TO WIN SCHOLARSHIPS AT THAT CONVENTION.

WE HAD MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL WOMEN'S CHOIR PERFORM AT THE NATIONAL CHOIR CONVENTION.

THERE ARE ONLY TEN SCHOOLS THAT WERE SELECTED TO PERFORM AT THIS NATIONAL CONVENTION.

WE'RE VERY PROUD OF OUR MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL WOMEN'S CHOIR.

ASA LOW CHOIR ALSO WAS SELECTED TO PERFORM AT TEXAS MUSIC EDUCATION ASSOCIATION.

THEY ONLY SELECTED THREE SCHOOLS OUT OF THE ENTIRE STATE TO PERFORM AT THIS GRADE LEVEL.

THESE ARE ALL SIX GRADERS, IT'S SIX GRADERS THAT YOU SEE THERE PERFORMING.

AND WE'RE VERY PROUD OF THE ASA LOW CHOIR.

FIVE YEARS AGO, THE MANSFIELD FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT CREATED A SCHOLARSHIP FUND.

IN THAT FIVE YEARS, WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO AWARD STUDENTS $18,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS THROUGH JUST THE FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT.

NOW, I'M NOT A COMPETITIVE PERSON, BUT I AM GOING TO TELL YOU THAT I WILL HAVE DATA TO SHOW HOW MANY FULL SCHOLARSHIPS WINNERS WE HAVE AND HOW MUCH MILLION DOLLARS THAT OUR SCHOLARSHIPS STUDENTS WILL HAVE JUST LIKE ATHLETICS.

[LAUGHTER] THERE'S LELAND MALLETT WE JUST TALKED ABOUT HOW HIS JOURNALISM TEAM IS PHENOMENAL.

WELL, HE WAS RECOGNIZED THIS YEAR WITH THE PIONEER AWARD FROM THE NATIONAL SCHOLASTIC PRESS ASSOCIATION.

THIS IS THE SECOND-HIGHEST AWARD A JOURNALIST TEACHER CAN RECEIVE.

HE IS NOW ELIGIBLE FOR THE NUMBER ONE HIGHEST AWARD TO RECEIVE AS A JOURNALISM TEACHER.

I MENTIONED EARLIER ONE OF OUR GOALS WAS TO BECOME THE BEST COMMUNITIES IN THE ARTS.

WE WERE ABLE TO RECEIVE THE BEST COMMUNITY MUSIC EDUCATION AWARD THIS YEAR.

THE FIRST TIME IN MAN'S PHILOSOPHY HISTORY, WE'LL BE NAMED A BEST COMMUNITIES IN MUSIC EDUCATION.

WE JUST FINALLY SUBMITTED OUR APPLICATIONS FOR THE ART DISTINCTION AWARD.

WE WON'T FIND OUT ABOUT UNTIL SEPTEMBER IF WE RECEIVE THAT ONE.

WHAT'S NEW IN THE FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT? WELL, WE HAVE A DISTRICT-WIDE CURRICULUM, SO WE'RE VERY EXCITED TO IMPLEMENT THAT AND START THAT PROCESS.

WE'RE STARTING A MODERN BAND PILOT WE HAVE SELECTED FOUR CAMPUSES. WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

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WELL, WE HAVE SOME STUDENTS THAT MAYBE WANT TO PLAY THE GUITAR OR DRUM SET, OR MAYBE THEY WANT TO SING POP MUSIC BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT SING THE CLASSICAL MUSIC THAT WE OFFER CURRENTLY.

MODERN BAND WE ACTUALLY ARE TEACHING STUDENTS HOW TO PLAY GUITAR, HOW TO SING MODERN MUSIC, IF THEY WANT TO PLAY DRUMS SETS.

WE'RE TRYING TO CAPTURE STUDENTS THAT MAY NOT WANT TO BE IN A TRADITIONAL MUSIC SETTING, BUT THEY MAY WANT TO DO SOMETHING ELSE.

WE HAD A NATIONAL SIGNING DAY, WE HAD OVER 40 STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN OUR NATIONAL SIGNING DAY.

WE HAVE STUDENTS FROM MAKING DANCE TEAM OR ELITE CHEER TEAMS ALL THE WAY TO STUDENTS RECEIVING FULL SCHOLARSHIPS IN SOME TYPE OF MUSIC EVENT.

WE HAVE A BIWEEKLY NEWSLETTER CAUSE FOR APPLAUSE, VERY EXCITED TO SHARE THAT INFORMATION WITH OUR COMMUNITY AND TO ACKNOWLEDGE OUR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS FOR THEIR ACHIEVEMENTS.

WE HAVE CURRENTLY TWO FINE ARTS ACADEMIES AND NEXT YEAR WE WILL HAVE FOUR FINE ARTS ACADEMIES, SO THIS IS JUST SOME THINGS I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT FROM OUR ACADEMIES.

WE WILL NOW HAVE A DISTRICT-WIDE CHEER SHOWCASE EVERY YEAR, THIS IS WHERE ALL FIVE HIGH SCHOOLS COME TOGETHER AND SHOW OFF THEIR UIL SPIRIT ROUTINE.

THIS WAS A GREAT SUCCESS AND SO WE WILL CONTINUE HAVING THIS EVENT.

WE ALSO HAD ALL FIVE HIGH SCHOOLS DANCE CLASSES, DRILL TEAMS, AND OUR FINE ARTS ACADEMIES PARTICIPATE IN A DANCE SPECTACULAR AROUND CHRISTMAS TIME ON THIS PAST YEAR, ACTUALLY THIS YEAR IS GOING TO BE WITH CONJUNCTION WITH THE HOMETOWN HOLIDAYS WITH THE CITY OF MANSFIELD.

THAT WAS A TONGUE TWISTER FOR ME.

WE WON A GRANT WITH THE EDUCATION FOUNDATION AND SO WE WERE ABLE TO PUT ON A MIDDLE-SCHOOL SUMMER MUSICAL THAT'LL BE IN JULY.

IF YOU SAW CINDERELLA WITH THE HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL, YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS OUR MIDDLE SCHOOLS SUMMER MUSICAL.

>> IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU'RE A MEMBER OF THE FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT OR THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT, YOU CAN GO PLACES AND YOU CAN DO BIG THINGS.

YOU CAN BECOME AN UNDER ARMOUR ALL-AMERICAN, GO TO ONE OF THE MOST PRESTIGIOUS VOLLEYBALL PROGRAMS IN THE COUNTRY LIKE NEBRASKA, LIKE LAKE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL'S, CAPRI DAVIS HAS DONE.

>> OR YOU CAN BE A ACTRESS AND PERFORMING THE LEAD ROLE AS THE FIRST BLACK FEMALE FOR MISSOURI STATE REPRESENTATIVE.

YOU CAN GET THERE FROM HERE, [INAUDIBLE] MARLENA GARRIS.

>> IF YOU WANT TO PLAY VOLLEYBALL, GO TO THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AND PLAN A NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP VOLLEYBALL GAME LIKE MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL'S MOLLY PHILLIPS HAS DONE, YOU CAN GET THERE FROM HERE.

>> OR YOU CAN BE LIKE SCOTT SANDERS AND BE A PROFESSIONAL MUSICIAN WITH THE CHICAGO CIVIC ORCHESTRA.

GET THERE FROM HERE, FROM LAKE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL.

>> RELAX. [LAUGHTER] YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT THOSE SCHOLARSHIPS TRYING TO BEAT ME.

>> YOU'RE MAKING ME NERVOUS.

>> YEAH. [LAUGHTER]. YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BEAT ME SO TO RELAX.

>> YEAH. [LAUGHTER].

>> YOU CAN ALSO GET THERE FROM HERE LIKE RAY GUILLORY AT DANNY JONES MIDDLE SCHOOL, WHO IS AN EIGHTH-GRADER WHO HAS RECEIVED A DIVISION 1 FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP ALREADY.

>> YOU CAN BE A PROFESSOR TROMBONE LIKE ANDREW PEAL FROM LAKE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL. YOU CAN GET THERE FROM HERE.

>> OR YOU CAN BE LIKE PAULSON ADIBO WHO WAS AN, EASY FOR YOU TO SAY, UNDER ARMOUR ALL-AMERICAN, WENT TO STANFORD, GRADUATED AND NOW PLAYS IN THE NFL WITH THE NEW ORLEANS SAINTS.

>> OR YOU CAN BE ACTOR FOR THE LARGEST OKLAHOMA CITY REGIONAL THEATER LIKE LOGAN CORLEY FROM MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL.

>> YOU CAN GET THERE FROM HERE LIKE JASMINE MOORE, WHO IS A SIX TIMES STATE CHAMPION AT LAKE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL IN THE LONG JUMP AND THE TRIPLE JUMPING FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA WINNING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS AND MAKING THE OLYMPIC TEAM.

YOU CAN DO THAT FROM MANSFIELD ISD.

>> YOU COULD BE A VOICE-OVER FOR MOVIE TRAILERS, DISNEY PLUS, AND MANY OTHER TRAIIERS THAT YOU KNOW, MARVEL MOVIES AND ALSO SING IN ONE OF THE TOP ACAPELLA GROUPS LIKE GABE KUNDA, YOU CAN GET THERE FROM HERE.

THANK YOU. [LAUGHTER].

>> GO AHEAD FINISH.

>> FROM SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL. [LAUGHTER].

>> YOU CAN GO TO TIMBERVIEW HIGH SCHOOL.

YOU CAN BE A HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL PLAYER.

GO TO STANFORD AND COMPETE, FINISH YOUR CAREER AT NOTRE DAME AND BECOME THE FIRST WOMAN TO EVER PLAY ON THE HARLEM GLOBE TROTTERS LIKE TIMBERVIEW HIGH SCHOOL'S, LILI THOMPSON.

>> YOU CAN BE LIKE HUNTER CANEDY AND BE A PUBLISHER AUTHOR, YOU CAN FIND HIS BOOK IN AMAZON.

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YOU CAN GET THERE FROM HERE LIKE HE DID, LIKE LEGACY HIGH SCHOOL.

>> YOU CAN BE LIKE HARMONY TURNER, BE A DIVISION 1 BASKETBALL PLAYER AND TURN DOWN POWER FIVE OFFERS TO GO TO HARVARD SO THAT YOU CAN BE A PRE-MED MAJOR LIKE LEGACY BRONCOS.

I'M SAYING HER NAME AGAIN. HARMONY TURNER.

>> YOU CAN BE A PROFESSIONAL OPERA SINGER AND TOUR EUROPE JUST LIKE HAYLEE GLENN FROM SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL.

>> YOU CAN BE A PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYER AND MAKE MORE MONEY THAN THE SCHOLARSHIPS THAT OUR STUDENTS RECEIVE THIS YEAR [LAUGHTER] LIKE NOAH SYNDERGAARD.

>> YOU CAN BE LIKE SOPHIE SMITH AND BE ON BROADWAY AND TRAVELING AND PERFORMING THE BROADWAY CHICAGO.

YOU CAN GET THERE FROM HERE JUST LIKE SOPHIE AT LEGACY HIGH SCHOOL.

>> YOU CAN GO TO TIMBERVIEW HIGH SCHOOL AND WIN A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP AND HAVE A TEAMMATE WHO EITHER PLAYS AT OKLAHOMA STATE LIKE ISSAC LIKEKELE OR CHRIS MULLIN AT RISE.

>> YOU COULD BE A RESIDENT OPERA SINGER AT THE DALLAS OPERA.

YOU CAN GET THERE FROM HERE JUST LIKE SETH CLARKE AT SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL.

>> YOU CAN BE THE DALLAS-FORT WORTH METROPLEX FOOTBALL PLAYER OF THE YEAR, GO TO OKLAHOMA, PLAY ON A NATIONALLY RANKED TEAM, AND THEN ULTIMATELY TRY OUT FOR THE NFL LIKE KENNEDY BROOKS IS CURRENTLY DOING FROM MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL.

>> YOU CAN BE A LOCAL METEOROLOGIST, ANCHOR, LOCAL TV STATION LIKE CARLY SMITH FROM LEGACY HIGH SCHOOL. YOU CAN GET THERE FROM HERE.

>> I'M STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT METEOROLOGY HAS TO DO WITH FINE ARTS.

>> JOURNALISM.

>> JOURNALISM. ALL RIGHT [LAUGHTER] THANKS.

I TOLD YOU I WAS IN ATHLETICS.

[LAUGHTER] YOU CAN ALSO BE A FOUR YEAR MEMBER OF THE HIGH SCHOOL CHOIR, YOU CAN PARTICIPATE IN ATHLETICS, SO YOU CAN BE INVOLVED IN BOTH FINE ARTS AND ATHLETICS.

YOU CAN GO TO RISE, GET YOUR EDUCATION, AND THEN PLAY FOR THE SEATTLE SEAHAWKS LIKE MYLES ADAMS. THAT CONCLUDES OUR 91 SLIDE PRESENTATION. [LAUGHTER]

>> I DON'T KNOW THAT THERE'S ANY QUESTION LEFT.

[LAUGHTER] LET'S START.

>> I HAVE SOMETHING.

>> JESS.

>> MR. O'NEILL, I APPRECIATE YOUR PRESENTATION AND I'M REALLY GLAD YOU FIXED THAT SLIDE WHERE IT CHANGED THAT 30, WELL, WAS IT 43 PERCENT?

>> 47.3.

>> TO 86. I LIKE THAT NUMBER MUCH BETTER.

[OVERLAPPING] I GOT WORRIED. I WAS A LITTLE WORRIED ABOUT THAT.

>> WE THINK IT'S GOING TO BE A LITTLE HIGHER. THERE IS STILL ONE PROGRAM WE HAVEN'T HEARD FROM [LAUGHTER] YET, [LAUGHTER] BUT I WANTED TO BE TRANSPARENT HERE.

>> THANK YOU FOR EXPLAINING THE DISCREPANCY WITH THE GIRLS VERSUS THE BOYS BECAUSE I WAS LOOKING AT THAT.

>> I USED THE WORD DISPARAGE, BUT IT'S DISCREPANCIES.

THANK YOU. COULDN'T COME UP WITH IT.

>> BECAUSE I WAS GOING TO ASK WHAT CAN WE DO TO GET MORE GIRLS INVOLVED BECAUSE THERE WERE SOME LOW NUMBERS THERE. I APPRECIATE THAT.

ONE OF MY FAVORITE SLIDES, IF YOU FLIP BACK TO THAT A HONOR ROLL AND THEN THE AB HONOR ROLL, YOU HAVE A QUARTER OF THE ATHLETES THAT ARE ON THAT.

I THINK THAT IS INCREDIBLE.

THAT'S LIKE 25 PERCENT IN EVERY HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL.

I THINK THAT'S PHENOMENAL. KUDOS TO YOU GUYS.

>> WE ARE VERY FOCUSED ON THE CLASSROOMS. SCHOOLS EXIST TO EDUCATE KIDS AND WE NEED TO PLAY OUR ROLE IN HOLDING OUR KIDS ACCOUNTABLE ACADEMICALLY.

>> I REALLY LIKE THE GRADUATION.

YOU HAVE A LOT OF MY FAVORITE SLIDES ON HERE.

THE COMMUNITY SERVICE, I THINK THAT'S A BIG PART OF THEM CONNECTING AND I'D LIKE TO SEE THAT BUMP UP A LITTLE BIT.

>> AGREED.

>> I GET COVID, BUT I KNOW WHAT THE CLOSE CALLS THAT WE'VE HAD SOME OF YOUR MIDDLE SCHOOL COACHES BRING THEIR WHOLE FOOTBALL TEAMS AND GETTING ALL THOSE 50 KIDS AND THAT LITTLE PORTABLE.

BUT MAN, THEY DO THE WORK. THEY'RE GREAT.

I LOVE HAVING THEM COME.

ANYTIME WE CAN HELP WITH GIVING THEM SOME COMMUNITY SERVICE HOURS, JUST LET ME KNOW.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> I'M DONE WITH YOU. [LAUGHTER]

>> ALL RIGHT. NOW TO THE BAD GUY.

>> YES. NOW MR. JOHNSON.

[LAUGHTER] JUST A SHOUT OUT TO MCKENZIE.

I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO SEE THEIR LITTLE JUNIE B JONES PLAY

>> YES.

>> I THINK IT WAS THE FIFTH GRADERS THAT DID THE VIOLIN.

>> [OVERLAPPING] MARTINEZ.

>> I WAS LIKE, WHAT IS THIS GOING TO SOUND LIKE WITH THE [MUSIC].

BUT THEY REALLY DID A PHENOMENAL JOB.

I WAS LIKE, I REALLY ENJOYED THAT.

KUDOS TO YOU GUYS FOR THOSE PERFORMING ART SCHOOLS.

OUR KIDS ARE DOING FANTASTIC.

>> WELL, THANK YOU GUYS WE EXIST.

IF IT WASN'T FOR YOU GUYS, WE WOULDN'T HAVE THAT, SO THANK YOU.

>> I ALSO WANTED TO JUST SAY THE THEATER ARTS DEPARTMENTS AND THE MUSICALS THAT OUR DEPARTMENT PUT ON, I JUST ENCOURAGE EVERYBODY, IF YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO GO SEE OUR STUDENTS PERFORM, THEY DO A PHENOMENAL JOB.

I WENT TO SEE MANSFIELD HIGH CHICAGO.

I THOUGHT I WAS SITTING AT A BROADWAY PLAY.

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THEIR COSTUMES, THE CHOREOGRAPHY, IT WAS PHENOMENAL.

I DON'T WANT TO LEAVE TIMBERVIEW OUT.

ONCE UPON AN ISLAND, IT WAS FANTASTIC.

I DID GET TO GO SEE CINDERELLA THIS WEEKEND.

I MEAN, YOU ALL DO SUCH A FANTASTIC JOB.

I LOVE YOUR NEWSLETTER.

I THINK THAT HELPS ALL OF US BOARD STAY CONNECTED AND KNOW WHAT YOU ALL ARE DOING, I APPRECIATE THAT, DON'T LET THAT GO.

I DO HAVE PHILIP O'NEIL.

[LAUGHTER] I'M ALMOST FINISHED.

LIKE WHEN WE HAVE LIKE A SPORTS TEAM OR AN ATHLETIC TEAM THAT IS MOVING ON TO LIKE REGIONALS OR DISTRICT LEVEL, IF YOU COULD MAYBE SHOOT MS. MOYET, LIKE AN E-MAIL TO SAY, HEY, WE'RE GOING HERE, THIS IS WHERE WE'RE PLAYING AND THEN SHE COULD GET IT TO THE BOARD, THAT WOULD REALLY HELP US PLAN.

>> DO YOU GUYS NOT RECEIVE OUR FAN ALERTS WHEN WE WORKS OUT TO 30,000 E-MAILS?

>> I DO. I THINK IT MIGHT GO TO OUR JUNK.

>> IT MIGHT GO IN OUR JUNK. [LAUGHTER]

>> OKAY. I WILL CHANGE THE PROCESS SO THAT YOU GUYS RECEIVE THAT.

>> OKAY. THANK YOU.

>> EASY.

>> THEN MR. JOHNSON, BACK TO YOU.

THIS IS MY LAST ONE. CAN YOU GO OVER, WE CHANGED HOW WE'RE DOING FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADE.

>> YES.

>> SOME OF THOSE 5TH AND 6TH GRADES, THEY USED TO BE AN AV\B BLOCK SCHEDULE AND NOW WE'VE CHANGED THAT.

CAN YOU EXPLAIN HOW THE ORCHESTRA IS GOING TO BE HANDLED AND THAT THE CHOIR TEACHER MIGHT NOT BE TEACHING ORCHESTRA BECAUSE I THINK THERE'S SOME MISCONCEPTION ON EXACTLY WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN.

CAN YOU EXPLAIN THAT?

>> ABSOLUTELY. THE 5TH GRADE CLASSES WOULD BE FALLING AT THE GENERAL MUSIC TEKS, WHICH IS 5TH GRADE TEKS.

IT WILL BE JUST LIKE THEY WOULD SEE LIKE A K THROUGH 4TH CLASSROOM WHERE TWO DAYS STUDENTS WILL BE LEARNING DIFFERENT SONGS, THEY'LL BE LEARNING WHAT THE INSTRUMENTS ARE IN A BAND OR IN A ORCHESTRA.

THEY'LL KNOW WHAT THE VOICES ARE IN A CHOIR, AND THEN THEY'LL KNOW WHAT THE INSTRUMENTS ARE IN ORCHESTRA.

THEY WON'T BE TEACHING HOW TO PLAY ANY OF THOSE THINGS, THEY'LL JUST BE SAYING THIS IS WHAT A VIOLIN IS, THIS IS WHAT A TRUMPET IS.

THEN THEY'LL TEACH THEM DIFFERENT SONGS ABOUT HISTORICAL THINGS AND CURRENT EVENTS, THINGS LIKE THAT.

>> THANK YOU BOTH. YOU BOTH DO A PHENOMENAL JOB.

WE'RE VERY FORTUNATE TO HAVE YOU IN MISD, SO THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> [INAUDIBLE]

>> YES. JUST TO MIMIC WHAT JESS SAID.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK. I'LL BE REALLY BRIEF.

BUT I THINK THE NUMBERS JUST GO TO SHOW REALLY THE IMPORTANCE OF THE ARTS AND SPORTS IN OUR DISTRICT.

I MEAN, 100 PERCENT GRADUATION RATE.

THAT WAS THE SLIDE THAT REALLY STOOD OUT TO ME.

I THINK THAT'S SO TELLING IN 96 PERCENT, INCREDIBLE.

AS A PARENT OF TWO STUDENT ATHLETES, I KNOW THE IMPORTANCE THAT THOSE COACHES AND THOSE TEACHERS IN THE FINE ARTS PLAY THAT NOT NECESSARILY ACADEMIC TEACHERS CAN PLAY INTO THEIR LIFE AND AFFECT THEM IN THE SAME WAY.

[NOISE] JUST APPRECIATE ALL THE HARD WORK THAT YOU GUYS DO.

KEEP IT UP. I DO HAVE ONE QUESTION.

WHAT ARE SOME THINGS THAT WE'RE DOING BECAUSE I KNOW ONE OF THE GOALS OF THE BOARD IS TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERY STUDENT IS EITHER ENGAGED IN SOME FINE ARTS, SPORTS.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ENGAGE MORE STUDENTS AT EVERY LEVEL? IS THERE AN EFFORT TO DO THAT OR ARE THERE THINGS THAT YOU ALL ARE WORKING ON?

>> IN MY DEPARTMENT, WE ARE ONE OF THE MODERN BAND.

WE'RE CREATING THAT PILOT SO WE CAN SEE HOW MUCH INTERESTS THAT WOULD BE FOR OUR STUDENTS.

WE ALSO DO RECRUITING PERFORMANCES AFTER THANKSGIVING IN THE END OF JANUARY.

WE PERFORM ELEMENTARY CAMPUSES IN MIDDLE SCHOOLS TO GET MORE STUDENTS INTERESTED AND INTERMEDIATE CAMPUS TO GET MORE STUDENTS INTERESTED IN OUR FINE ARTS PROGRAMS. THEN WE ALSO HAVE ORCHESTRAS COME IN TO PERFORM.

WE DO THE IRVING ORCHESTRA COMES IN AND PERFORMS FOR OUR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS.

WE HAVE THE OPERA COME IN AS WELL.

I'M MISSING ONE THING, AND THE BALLET.

>> ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE DO IS WE LOOK AT THE DATA WITH A NUMBER OF ATHLETES THAT ARE ON EACH TEAM.

IN SOME INSTANCES, AND REALLY IN MOST INSTANCES, WE HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF UNIFORMS FOR TEAMS. WE'RE WANTING TO LOOK AT EACH ONE OF THOSE INDIVIDUAL TEAMS TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE FILLING THOSE UP WITH AS MANY STUDENTS AS THEY CAN.

FOR EXAMPLE, IN BASKETBALL AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL, YOU CAN HAVE 15 ATHLETES ON A TEAM, AND SO WE'RE LOOKING AT THAT AND GOING, OKAY, HOW CAN WE ONLY HAVE 12? YOU'VE GOT THREE SPOTS HERE, YOU NEED TO FILL THOSE THREE SPOTS, FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

WE'RE REVIEWING THAT WITH THEM AND WE'RE PUTTING THEM ON THE SPOT TO FILL THEIR SQUADS.

>> THANK YOU BOTH SO MUCH.

>> ANYONE?

>> BIANCA.

>> ACTUALLY JUST WANTED TO ECHO BOTH WHAT MS. THOMAS AND WHAT MS. FARRAR SAID.

BUT I ALSO THOUGHT WHEN I WAS LOOKING OVER THIS WITH 91 SLIDES OVER THE WEEKEND,

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I WAS LIKE, BOY, AND THEN THEY JUST KEPT GETTING BETTER AND BETTER.

BUT THERE'S A FEW THINGS THAT STOOD OUT TO ME THAT I THOUGHT, HOW COMMENDABLE.

FIRST OF ALL, YOU HAD A COMMON THEME WITH THE FIRST, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME MANSFIELD, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME, AND THEN NEXT YEAR, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME WE'RE GOING TO OFFER.

THAT IS A TESTAMENT TO BOTH OF YOU ALL'S DEPARTMENTS, AND I WANT TO APPLAUD YOU FOR THAT, NUMBER ONE.

THE OTHER THING THAT STUCK OUT TO ME IN ATHLETICS WAS REALLY NOT ONLY LOOKING AT THE ACADEMICS, BUT LOOKING AT WHERE THE ISSUES MIGHT BE, WHERE CONCUSSIONS OR AC.

I KNOW YOU ONLY PULLED OUT A FEW THINGS, BUT REALLY DIVING INTO THAT, SAY, WHERE'S THE WELL-BEING OF OUR KIDS? WHERE IS IT COMING FROM? HOW ARE WE DOING IN THIS AREA? HOW CAN WE IMPROVE IT? THEN OF COURSE IN THE FINE ARTS, 80 THINGS OFFERED.

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? THAT IS AWESOME.

I KNOW MY KIDS HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE TO DO BOTH OF THEM.

I'M JUST PROUD OF THIS DEPARTMENT AND I HAVE TO SAY THANK YOU VERY MUCH TO BOTH OF YOU.

>> MICHELLE.

>> I JUST WANTED TO BRING TO YOUR ATTENTION ABOUT, WE USUALLY HAVE THE SPORTS SIGNING SAY AND FINALLY WE'VE HAD A FINE ART SIGNING DAY.

I THINK THAT THAT'S A HUGE ACCOMPLISHMENT AND THE WAY IT SHOULD BE AND HOW GREAT THESE FOLKS ARE DOING FURTHERING DOWN IN THEIR LIFE WITH THE TOOLS THAT WE'RE GIVING THEM TO GO AND MAKE GREAT THINGS, AND THEY'RE DEFINITELY DOING THAT.

I LOVE THE FACT THAT WE'RE BRINGING THAT TO ATTENTION.

I LOVED IT WHEN WE STARTED WITH ATHLETICS BECAUSE IT'S SUCH A BIG DEAL, ABOUT HOW FAR THEY'RE GETTING WITH IT.

BUT IT'S REALLY INCREDIBLE THAT WE'RE DOING WITH THE FINE ARTS.

THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH FOR YOUR WORK.

>> WELL, THANK YOU BOTH. I'M FANS OF BOTH PROGRAMS AND I JUST APPRECIATE BOTH OF YOU SO MUCH.

NO, IT'S NOT ALWAYS ABOUT WINNING, BUT IT SURE IS NICE THAT [LAUGHTER] WE DO ANYWAY.

BUT AGAIN, THANK YOU. I THINK THAT MY FELLOW TRUSTEES HAVE SAID IT ALL, BUT WE APPRECIATE YOU SO MUCH.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

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>> THAT TAKES US TO ITEM 10 ON OUR PRESENTATION. DR. CANTU.

>> YES, I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE DAVID WRIGHT AND GARY GATES TO COME FORWARD TO GIVE OUR DISCIPLINE REPORT FOR THE PAST SCHOOL YEAR.

>> THANK YOU, DR. CANTU, PRESIDENT WILSON, AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

JUST THINKING ABOUT THIS, WE'RE EXPECTING THE SAME ENTHUSIASM AND ACCOLADES AFTER THIS PRESENTATION IS OVER, ESPECIALLY BECAUSE OURS IS SHORTER [LAUGHTER].

YOU THINK ABOUT STUDENT DISCIPLINE AND ONE OF THE THINGS YOU HAVE TO DEAL WITH IS IT'S NOT A REALLY FUN TOPIC TO TALK ABOUT, BUT IT'S IMPORTANT AND WE'RE GOING TO GET INTO SOME DATA AND SOME TOPICS THAT ARE QUITE FRANKLY GOOD AND THEN SOME, WE'VE GOT TO WORK ON.

JUST PREPARING YOU FOR THAT.

THIS IS NOT A COVID-19 PRESENTATION, BUT THERE IS TWO PIECES THAT WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT WHEN IT COMES TO COVID-19.

NUMBER 1, OUR FAMILIES, OUR STUDENTS, OUR TEACHERS, OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS, HAVE BEEN AFFECTED GREATLY BY COVID-19 AND WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT.

THEN THE OTHER THING IS, IN ORDER TO PRESENT YOU SOME DATA THAT IS LIKE APPLES-TO-APPLES, WE HAVE TO CUT OUT A COUPLE OF YEARS BECAUSE OF THOSE COVID YEARS AND I'LL TALK ABOUT THAT WHEN I GET THERE.

WHAT DID COVID DO TO US OR WHAT DID COVID DO TO STUDENTS OR FAMILIES? IT JUST HEIGHTENED THE GRIEF AND DEPRESSION, KIDS THAT WERE HOME DAILY THEY DIDN'T HAVE SOMEBODY WITH THEM, THEY WERE CUT OFF FROM THEIR FRIENDS.

I DON'T HAVE TO EXPLAIN TO YOU ALL OF THE THE ISSUES THAT COVID PUT ON US AND HOW THAT AFFECTED ALL OF US.

GRIEF AND DEPRESSION AND ANXIETY REARED ITS HEAD FOR MANY OF US.

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MOVING, WHAT DID THAT DO? THAT CAUSES AND HAS CAUSED INCREASED BEHAVIORS IN THE SCHOOLS, CRYING, ANGER, OUTBURSTS, VIOLENCE, BULLYING AND YOU'LL SEE SOME OF THIS DATA.

IT SHOULD NOT BE A SURPRISE TO US THAT TWO YEARS OF COVID HAS CAUSED SOME OF STUDENTS, AND QUITE FRANKLY, SOME ADULTS THAT DON'T ACT AS WELL AS WE WOULD HAVE THOUGHT OR DID BACK IN 1819.

YOU LOOK AT THIS PICTURE.

I'M GOING TO ASK YOU, NOT OUT LOUD, BUT WHAT DO YOU SEE? YOU SEE TWO KIDS WITHOUT DATED LUNCH FAILS OR TWO LOVE BIRDS WALKING TO SCHOOL OR WALKING HOME.

THAT MAY BE, BUT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I SEE HERE JUST FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE IS THAT IF THEY'RE WALKING TO SCHOOL, WHATEVER BAGGAGE THAT THEY ARE COMING WITH, THEY'RE BRINGING FROM HOME, AND IT'S COMING INTO OUR SCHOOLS.

WHATEVER ISSUES THAT IF COVID HAD IMPACTS IN THEIR LIFE AND THEIR PARENTS AND IF THEY LOST LOVED ONES, ALL THINGS, THEY'RE COMING TO SCHOOL AND WE STILL HAVE TO EDUCATE THEM.

WE STILL HAD TO TEACH THEM HOW TO BEHAVE.

IT'S A TEACHING MOMENT FOR THESE STUDENTS EVEN IF IT'S MORE THAN THE NORMAL TYPE OF BEHAVIORS OR IT'S MORE OFTEN.

WE'RE GOING TO PRESENT THE DATA.

IT COULD BE THE GOOD AND THE BAD OR THE THUMBS UP AND THE THUMBS DOWN, OR THE HAPPY, SAD, OR YIN AND YANG, IT'S JUST QUITE FRANKLY THE GOOD, BAD, AND THE UGLY, SO IF YOU'LL UNDERSTAND THAT OLD 1970S REFERENCE TO A MOVIE.

LAST REFERENCE TO COVID, AND THEN WE'LL STOP.

BUT JUST WANTED TO POINT OUT THAT IF WE'RE GOING TO COMPARE AN APPLE TO APPLE AND YEARS, WE HAVE TO COMPARE IT.

THIS YEAR, THE '21/'22 SCHOOL YEAR WITH '18/'19, BECAUSE THE COVID YEARS WERE SHORTENED AND WE HAD A LOT OF STUDENTS THAT WERE AT HOME.

THEY JUST DON'T COMPARE, SO WE'RE GOING TO COMPARE.

BUT IF WE DO COMPARE, WHAT YOU CAN SEE HERE IS THAT IN 18/19, THE LAST FULL YEAR OF DATA, WE HAD ABOUT 28,000 STUDENT REFERRALS, K THROUGH 12.

THEN THIS YEAR WE HAD ABOUT 25,000 STUDENT REFERRALS.

THEY ARE DOWN, WE'VE BEEN WORKING TOWARDS THAT.

THERE'S SOME REASONS THAT WE'LL TALK ABOUT, THEY'RE DOWN, BUT THEY MAY NOT BE DOWN FOR THE REASONS THAT YOU MIGHT THINK.

WE'VE GOT SOME GOOD DATA AND THAT'S ONE OF THEM.

WE CAN'T TALK ABOUT THIS WITHOUT TALKING ABOUT OUR VISION AND OUR VISION OF 2030.

WE HAVE TO TEACH STUDENTS, EVEN IF THERE ARE STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT BEHAVING AS WELL AS THEY SHOULD OR AS WELL AS WE WANT OR AS WELL AS THEIR PARENTS WANT, WE ALL HAVE WORKED WITH PEOPLE IN THE PAST, HOPEFULLY, NOT NOW, IN YOUR CURRENT JOBS, WHEN YOU GO WHEREVER YOU GO, THAT DON'T ALWAYS BEHAVE AS ADULTS AS THEY SHOULD.

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WELL, WE HAVE KIDS THAT DON'T ALWAYS BEHAVE AS THEY SHOULD, BUT WE HAVE THE JOB OF TRYING TO TEACH THEM BECAUSE LIFE-READY, CAREER-READY, AND COLLEGE-READY IS WHAT THAT MEANS FOR US.

THEY WON'T BE SUCCESSFUL IN LIFE, CAREER, OR COLLEGE IF THEY CAN'T GET THAT UNDER CONTROL.

THE LAST SLIDE BEFORE I TURN IT OVER TO GARY IS THAT WE'VE HAD SOME THOUGHTS OR SOME DATA POINTS OF PEOPLE CONTACTING US AND JUST WE NEEDED TO TAKE A LOOK AT IT, BUT WHERE TEACHERS FELT LIKE THAT THEIR REFERRALS WERE NOT BEING ATTENDED TO, SO TAKE AN ACTION.

WE'VE TAKEN A LOOK AT IT AND FOR THOSE ALMOST 25,000 REFERRALS, IT IS TRUE THAT 5.4 PERCENT OF THE REFERRALS DISTRICT-WIDE WERE NOT TAKEN CARE OF.

IT'S A LOW PERCENTAGE, BUT THEY'RE THERE AS WELL NOW.

ALL OF THOSE DON'T MEAN THAT THEY WEREN'T TAKEN CARE OF.

ARE THERE SOME REASONS? I'M GOING TO LET GARY TALK ABOUT THAT.

BUT IT WAS 1,365. OTHER THAN THAT, ALL OF THEM WERE DEALT WITH, HAD WHATEVER THE INFRACTION THAT THE AP FELT LIKE IT NEEDED TO BE.

I'M NOT SAYING THAT THE TEACHER WAS SATISFIED WITH WHAT THE AP DID, BUT IT WAS TAKEN CARE OF IN THE MANNER THAT THE AP FELT WAS NECESSARY.

I WANT TO TURN IT OVER FOR GARY FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL SLIDES.

BUT TOUCH ON THIS A LITTLE BIT.

>> BEFORE WE MOVE ON, AS THE PERSON AT THE DISTRICT LEVEL THAT GETS TO REVIEW ALL OF OUR DISCIPLINE, THE DATA FREQUENTLY.

WHEN I FIRST SAW THIS NUMBER, I HAD TO DIVE INTO IT A LITTLE BIT TO SEE WHERE THE DATA IS COMING FROM.

I WANT TO SHARE THREE THINGS.

NUMBER 1, OVER 300 OF THOSE OR IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS OF SCHOOL.

IT WAS STUFF THAT WAS HAPPENING AT THE END OR IN TESTING THAT FOR WHATEVER REASON WAS NOT ASSIGNED IN ACTION.

THAT'S OF THE 1,300, OVER 300 OF THOSE, AND THEN THE OTHER OVER 50 PERCENT WAS AS A RESULT OF FOUR ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS WHO I'VE ALREADY WORKED WITH THEIR PRINCIPALS TO UNDERSTAND HOW WE'RE GOING TO GET THAT FIXED IN THE FUTURE.

I DO BELIEVE THAT WHEN YOU TAKE THOSE TWO POINTS OF DATA AND THEN A LOT OF THE FEEDBACK THAT I GOT ISN'T THAT THEY WEREN'T MEETING WITH THOSE STUDENTS.

IT WAS NOT DOCUMENTED INTO SKYWARD, WHICH IS LIKE WE SAW THEM ALL THE TIME.

IF IT'S NOT DOCUMENTED THOUGH, WE DON'T KNOW.

BY DOCUMENTED AND WE'VE ALREADY WORKED ON WHAT THAT RETRAIN LOOKS LIKE FOR THOSE CAMPUSES, AND SO I WILL HAVE MUCH BETTER DATA IN THE FUTURE.

MOVING ON, LET'S SEE IF I CAN WORK THIS.

WHEN WE TALK ABOUT DISCIPLINE, WE REALLY TALK ABOUT TWO MAJOR AREAS.

REFERRALS WHICH WE STARTED TO TOUCH ON AND THEN CONSEQUENCES.

WHAT IS THE RESULT OF THAT? WHEN WE LOOK AT REFERRALS, WE START WITH SOME BROAD CATEGORIES.

BECAUSE WHEN YOU LOOK AT AP HAS A LOT OF OPTIONS.

OUR CODE OF CONDUCT HAS A LOT OF SPECIFIC TYPES OF CONSEQUENCES AND THEN AT OUR LEVEL, I WANT TO LOOK AT THOSE AND SEPARATE THEM OUT.

I HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING THAT DIFFERENT TYPE OF REFERRALS, SO IT'S EASIER TO REPORT WHEN WE'RE IN THIS TYPE OF PRESENTATION.

I'M GOING TO START WITH DANGEROUS ACTS.

DANGEROUS ACTS ARE REALLY THINGS THAT COULD RESULT NOT ONLY IN A STUDENT BEING INJURED, BUT INJURING OTHER STUDENTS, TEACHERS.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE CODE OF CONDUCT, IT BOILS DOWN TO FIGHTS, ASSAULTS.

VERBAL IS A VERBAL CONFRONTATION, DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY, TERRORISTIC THREATS, GANG ACTIVITY.

LOOKING AT THOSE DATA POINTS, YOU SEE THERE'S REALLY THREE AREAS THAT STICK OUT BETWEEN 18-19 AND 21-22.

NUMBER 1, AND I THINK WE'VE ALL HAD A SENSE OF THIS IS AN INCREASE IN FIGHTS.

THERE HAS BEEN AN INCREASE OVER 200 MORE FIGHTS OR MORE REFERRALS WHICH TAKES TWO KIDS FOR A FIGHT, THAT YOU DIDN'T QUITE THAT TO PROBABLY A 100 MORE FIGHTS,

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BUT OVER 200 MORE REFERRALS.

ALSO WITH THAT, WE DIDN'T HAVE AN INCREASE IN OUR STUDENT POPULATION, BUT ONLY A COUPLE OF 100 KIDS, SO IT'S NOT SIGNIFICANT.

THE OTHER BIG INCREASE TOO, DESTRUCTION OF PROPERTY.

I THINK WE CAN ALL REMEMBER THE MONTH OF OCTOBER AND TIKTOK AND DEVIOUS LICKS WAS THAT TIKTOK CHALLENGE.

THAT IS WHERE THE MAJORITY OF THOSE DESTRUCTION ON PROPERTIES CAME IN.

THAT WAS SOMETHING NEW FOR US IN EDUCATION.

WE HAD TO GET OUT IN FRONT ONCE WE LEARNED OF THE TIKTOK CHALLENGES AND TRY TO DO OUR BEST TO PREVENT THOSE.

THEN YOU LOOK AT TERRORISTIC THREATS WHICH WENT DRAMATICALLY, A GREAT DECREASE.

I WOULD TELL YOU THIS HAPPENED PRIOR TO ME COMING INTO THE DISTRICT.

BUT AT 19 LEGISLATIVE SESSION, NUMBER 1, THEY REDEFINED IT TERRORISTIC THREAT, AND WE HAVE MUCH MORE SUPPORT FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT WHEN THAT HAPPENS.

WITH THAT DEFINITION, SOME BASICS OF THE DEFINITION IS THAT IT REQUIRES SOME LAW ENFORCEMENT RESPONSE.

ALSO, A DISRUPTION OF YOUR EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT AND THEN WE ALSO ARE REQUIRED TO SEND NOTIFICATION TO ALL OF OUR PARENTS ON A CAMPUS WHERE KIDS ATTEND REGULARLY IF THERE IS A TERRORISTIC THREAT.

BUT WITH THAT, WE INCREASED OUR DISCIPLINE.

FOR EXAMPLE, IF A STUDENT COMMITS A TERRORISTIC THREAT, NUMBER 1, IT'S AN EMERGENCY REMOVAL BECAUSE IF THEY HAVE ACTUALLY THREATENED A CAMPUS, WE'RE NOT GOING TO WAIT FOR DUE PROCESS.

WE'RE ABLE TO DO THAT THROUGH AN EMERGENCY REMOVAL, APPLY DUE PROCESS, AND OUR STANDARD CONSEQUENCE FOR TERRORISTIC THREAT IS 90 DAYS AT DAEP.

WITH THAT, WE'VE SEEN A GREAT REDUCTION IN THOSE.

MOVING ON WHEN WE LOOKED AT BANNED SUBSTANCES.

THIS ISN'T ONLY POSSESSION OF, BUT THIS IS UNDER THE INFLUENCE OR SELLING.

AGAIN, DATA VERY SIMILAR TO 18-19.

BUT THEN YOU SEE A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE WITH ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES.

VERY CONCERNING BECAUSE WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE DATA, IT'S A MUCH HARDER INCREASE AT THE LOWER LEVELS.

WE'RE STARTING AT FIFTH GRADE NOW, FIFTH, SIXTH GRADE MIDDLE SCHOOL.

WE STILL PEEK AT NINTH-GRADE ALL DISCIPLINE JUST FOR YOU IN HOLIDAY, ALL PEAKS AT NINTH GRADE, IT'S LIKE THEY JUST RAMP UP FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND THEN THEY CRUISE IN SENIOR YEAR WE HAVE A MUCH LOWER LEVEL OF DISCIPLINE WITH SENIORS BECAUSE THEY'RE READY TO MOVE ON.

BUT E-CIGARETTES HAVE INCREASED GREATER WITH OUR YOUNGER STUDENTS AND IT'S JUST EASE OF ACCESS, AND THEN WE DID HAVE AN INCREASE IN PARAPHERNALIA.

AGAIN, IT COULD BE THAT A STUDENT HAD LIKE A VAPING DEVICE OR SOMETHING THAT WE'RE NOT SURE WHAT IT IS AND MAYBE GETS CHARGED UNDER PARAPHERNALIA.

THEN WE HAVE WEAPONS. REALLY THE MOST CONCERNING WEAPONS THAT WERE TRACKING IS TRUE WEAPONS AS STUDENT COULD HARM OR BRING IT TO HARM BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS THEY CAN USE AS A WEAPON.

BUT THIS, FOR THIS DATA IS KNIVES AND FIREARMS. IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THESE ARE FIREARMS UNDER THE PENAL CODE WHERE WE ARE GUN-FREE CAMPUSES.

WE DID HAVE THREE OF THOSE INSTANCES IN 18-19 TO THIS PAST SCHOOL YEAR, WHERE A STUDENT WAS ON-CAMPUS WITH A GUN.

THE KNIVES, WE SAW A DECREASE AND I WILL TELL YOU THAT DATA IS ALWAYS PRETTY CONSISTENT, BUT WE DID IMPLEMENT, WE GOT OUR PARTNERSHIP BACK WITHIN REQUESTS THIS YEAR AND SO WE BRING IN THEIR K9 ON CAMPUS, BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T KNOW THIS.

THEY DON'T ONLY DETECT DRUGS, ALCOHOL, BUT ALSO GUNPOWDER RESIDUE AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

WITH THE RANDOM CHECKS AT THE CLASSROOMS AT OUR HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUSES.

WE DID SEE A REDUCTION.

BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW SIGNIFICANT THAT IS.

THEN CONDUCT PUNISHABLE WITH FELONY.

I WANT TO REPORT THAT DEFAMATION BECAUSE SOMETIMES STUDENTS DO GET CHARGED WITH FELONIES FOR CONDUCT ON OUR CAMPUSES.

SOME OF THE PRIOR THINGS THAT WE'VE DISCUSSED.

IN 18-19 WERE 10 ON-CAMPUS FELONIES AND THIS PAST YEAR WE HAD FIVE.

NOW WE MOVE TO CONSEQUENCES.

AS I SAID, WE HAVE OFFENSES AND THEN WE HAVE CONSEQUENCES.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE CONSEQUENCES, WHAT WE'RE FOCUSED ON MORE THAN ANYTHING ARE THE OUT-OF PLACEMENTS AND THE OUTER PLACEMENTS.

THOSE ARE THE CONSEQUENCES WHERE A STUDENT IS NOW BEING REMOVED FROM THE EDUCATIONAL SETTING.

WHEN YOU REMOVE THE EDUCATIONAL SETTING, DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU'RE PUTTING THEM, SOMETIMES THEIR ACCESS TO THE EDUCATION IS EASIER, SOMETIMES MORE DIFFICULT.

OBVIOUSLY, THE MOST DIFFICULT WAY TO ACCESS EDUCATION IS WHEN YOU'RE AT HOME.

OUT-OF-SCHOOL SUSPENSIONS GENERALLY CAN HAVE THE LARGEST IMPACT ON A STUDENT'S ABILITY TO LEARN AND TO PROGRESS.

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BUT WHEN YOU LOOK AT IN-SCHOOL SUSPENSION THERE WAS A BIG DECREASE.

NOW, OUT-OF-SCHOOL INCREASED.

BUT YOU SEE THAT 200 AND SOMETHING OUT-OF-SCHOOL IS REAL CLOSE TO WHAT WE HAVE THAT INCREASE IN FIGHTING.

WHEN YOU WERE IN SCHOOL, IT'S PRETTY SIMILAR NOW, STUDENTS GET IN FIGHTS, THEY GENERALLY HAD NEEDED TO GO HOME BECAUSE YOU CAN'T ALLOW THEM POTENTIALLY HAVE ANOTHER ACTION THAT DAY OR MORE KIDS GET INVOLVED AND SO THEY'RE GENERALLY REMOVED.

I THINK THAT'S PROBABLY WHERE THAT INCREASE IN OUT-OF-SCHOOL SUSPENSION HAS COME FROM.

THE DECREASE IN IN-SCHOOL SUSPENSION.

I REALLY CAN POINT TO TWO MAIN THINGS.

THE FIRST IS WE'RE STARTING TO IMPLEMENT COMMUNITY SERVICE AS A CONSEQUENCE.

IN-SCHOOL SUSPENSION IN THE PAST, IT'S BEEN USED FOR ITEMS THAT DIDN'T NECESSARILY NEED TO BE OUT OF CLASS FOR.

BUT WE DIDN'T REALLY HAVE ANY OTHER ALTERNATIVES.

WE'VE NOT ONLY INCREASED SATURDAY SCHOOLS AT HIGH SCHOOL LEVELS, MORE LUNCH AND AFTER-SCHOOL DETENTIONS AT THE LOWER LEVELS BUT COMMUNITY SERVICE.

THAT'S GOING TO HELP REDUCE OUR IN-SCHOOL SUSPENSION NUMBERS A LITTLE BIT, KEEP KIDS IN CLASS, BUT THEN OFFER THEM AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A POSITIVE CONTRIBUTION BACK TO THIS CAMPUS.

WHETHER IT'S WORKING WITH A SCHOOL BEAUTIFICATION GROUP AFTER SCHOOL OR VOLUNTEERING AT MANSFIELD MENTIONED CENTER.

THE OTHER THING THAT HELPED REDUCE THAT WAS JUST BETTER.

WE HAD RENEWED TRAINING WITH OUR ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS IN THE PROPER WAY TO CODE IN-SCHOOL SUSPENSION AND ALL OF OUR DISCIPLINE.

FOR EXAMPLE, I RAN INTO SOME SITUATIONS AS I'M MONITORING DATA WHERE A STUDENT HAS AN OFFENSE, AND LET'S SAY THEY'RE GETTING ISS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THAT DAY AND TOMORROW AND AN AP MIGHT ACCIDENTALLY CODE THAT AS WELL.

THAT'S ONE DAY OF ISS TODAY IN ONE DAY TOMORROW WITH THAT NOW COUNTS AS TWO ACTIONS FOR ONE OFFENSE.

WE'RE TRYING TO CLEAN THAT UP WHERE IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN CODED AS ISS FOR TWO DAYS.

NOW IT COUNTS AS ONE ACTION.

THAT IS GREATLY HELPED IMPROVE THOSE NUMBERS BECAUSE WE'RE ACCOUNTABLE TO THOSE ACTIONS.

NO SIGNIFICANT CHANGE, A LITTLE BIT LOWER IN DAP.

DAP IS OUR BIG, I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE UNDERSTAND THAT.

WHEN WE TALK ABOUT A DISCIPLINE ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PLACEMENT IN MANSFIELD, THAT'S OUR BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION CENTER. NOW BULLYING.

PUT A SEPARATE SLIDE FOR BULLYING.

FIRST, LET ME TALK ABOUT THE DEFINITION, IT'S IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND THAT WITH BULLYING, WE HAVE LAWS ON BULLYING.

IT COMES STRAIGHT FROM THE STATE OF TEXAS TEA TASB WHERE IT'S DEFINED AND SO WE'RE HELD TO THAT DEFINITION.

THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS STUDENTS DO AT SCHOOL THAT LOOK LIKE BULLYING.

THEY MAY NOT MEET THE DEFINITION, BUT THEY STILL ARE VIOLATIONS OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT.

I WANT TO MAKE IT ALSO CLEAR THAT WHEN WE SEE AN INCIDENT THAT MAYBE IS NOT BULLYING, BUT IT'S A VIOLATION OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT, WE STILL APPLY THOSE CONSEQUENCES.

JUST A BRIEF DEFINITION, IT CAN BE A SINGLE ACT NOW OR A PATTERN OF ACTS.

THAT WAS UPDATED HERE.

I THINK I DON'T WANT TO SAY TODAY, BUT IT WAS MORE RECENT.

INITIALLY, IT WAS A PATTERN OF ACTS AND THEN THEY UPDATED IT WITH DAVID'S LAW [INAUDIBLE] AND ENGAGING IN WRITTEN OR VERBAL EXPRESSION.

YOU GOT PHYSICALLY HARM AS STUDENTS OR THEIR PROPERTY HAVE THE FACTOR WILL HAVE THE EFFECT OF HARMING THEM AT SCHOOL OR SUFFICIENTLY SEVERE, PERSISTENT, AND PERVASIVE ENOUGH THAT CREATES AN INTIMIDATING ENVIRONMENT.

THEN THERE'S THAT OR IN OR INFRINGES ON THE RIGHTS OF THE VICTIM HIGH-SCHOOL, AND INCLUDE CYBERBULLYING. GO ON.

WHEN WE LOOK AT THE NUMBER OF INVESTIGATIONS THIS YEAR, WE DID HAVE 312 FULL INVESTIGATIONS.

WE HAD ABOUT 200 MORE REPORTS IN OUR ONLINE ANONYMOUS REPORTING MECHANISMS THAT DID NOT RESULT IN A FULL INVESTIGATION.

AN EXAMPLE IS WHEN WILL SMITH SLAPPED CHRIS ROCK, WE GOT A BULLYING INVESTIGATION SUBMITTED ONLINE FOR THAT.

WHEN YOU HAVE ANONYMOUS MECHANISM, WE DO GET QUITE A FEW WE THINK THEY ARE LOWER LEVEL, BUT KIDS CAN HAVE FUN.

THEY HAVE DIRECT ACCESS TO REPORT AND THIS IS A GREAT THING.

BUT WE DID 312 FULL INVESTIGATIONS AND THE FINAL PERCENTAGE ON WHAT WAS CONFIRMED OUT OF THOSE WAS 21.8 PERCENT.

BUT I WILL TELL YOU WHEN I WAS LIVING DAY TO OVER 200 WAR CODE OF CONDUCT VIOLATIONS, I THINK 20 OF THEM RESULTED IN PROHIBITED CONDUCT OR HARASSMENT.

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IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT WHILE 21.8 MET THE DEFINITION, ALL OF THEM WERE DEALT WITH THROUGH THE CODE OF CONDUCT.

ONE OTHER NOTE ON THAT AND MEAN WHEN MR. WRIGHT IN PRIOR YEAR, THAT 21 PERCENT IS ALMOST ON PAR WITH WHERE IT'S BEEN SINCE WE GOT THE NEW BULLYING LAWS IN PLACE IN 2012.

NOW, STUDENTS THAT ARE NOT ACCOUNTED FOR.

I WAS A HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL, ONE OF THE MOST CONCERNING THINGS FOR ME AS A PRINCIPAL IS WHERE WE DIDN'T KNOW WHERE OUR KIDS WERE.

WE AS PARENTS, WE KNOW THAT THE BEST DETERRENT FOR OUR OWN KIDS' BAD BEHAVIOR OR POOR BEHAVIOR, JUST LIKE WITH STUDENTS, IS ADULT SUPERVISION.

WHEN WE DON'T KNOW WHERE OUR STUDENTS ARE, THAT ALWAYS GAVE ME CONCERN.

IF THERE WHEN MR. WRIGHT TALKS ABOUT THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND UGLY, AND WE'VE HEARD SOME GOOD AND WE'VE HEARD SOME BAD.

TO ME, THIS IS THE UGLY.

WE ADDED AN INCREASE IN ALL OF THESE AREAS, SO TARDIES STUDENTS ARRIVING LATE.

OVER ALMOST 1,000 MORE TARDY REFERRALS THIS YEAR. THAT'S JUST REFERRALS.

THAT DOESN'T MEAN HOW MANY TIMES ARE TARDIES MANY TIMES WE HAVE REFERRALS FOR BEING TARDY, SKIPPING OVER 1,000, ALMOST 1,400 MORE REFERRALS FOR SKIPPING.

THE STUDENTS ARE BEING WRITTEN UP FOR IT.

THEY'RE BEING CAUGHT, THEY'RE RECEIVING CONSEQUENCES, BUT IT'S AN INCREASE.

LEAVING CLASS WITHOUT PERMISSION, NOT AS MUCH OF AN INCREASE, BUT THIS IS, I'M IN CLASS AND SOMETHING'S GOING ON WITH ME AND I'M LEAVING.

I'M NOT GIVEN PERMISSION FROM MY TEACHER.

THAT'S RESULTED IN A REFERRAL AND THEN LEAVING THE CAMPUS WITHOUT PERMISSION, WHICH ULTIMATELY HUGE CONCERN WHEN YOU'RE A HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL.

WE'RE CATCHING THEM. SOME OF THEM.

THESE ARE THE ONES WE CAUGHT.

THAT IS AN AREA. IT'S SO IMPORTANT.

WE HAD ALL THIS GREAT INFORMATION ABOUT ACADEMICS AND ATHLETICS AND HOW WELL STUDENTS ARE DOING BECAUSE THEY'RE PARTICIPATING.

I WORKED FOR RICHIE ALFRED AND IF YOU GUYS KNOW RICHIE ALFRED AND HIS FIVE P'S OF BEING SUCCESSFUL AND THE NUMBER 1 WAS YOU HAVE TO BE PRESENT.

IT'S REALLY HARD TO BE SUCCESSFUL WHEN YOU'RE NOT PRESENT.

THIS SLIDE REALLY TALKS ABOUT THAT.

THAT'S ALL I HAVE, MR. WRIGHT?

>> NOW WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT THIS.

WHEN WE STARTED TALKING, IT LOOKS LIKE A MAZE BECAUSE I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU SO MANY THINGS THAT WE ARE DOING.

I STARTED TO DO IT AND BANNED SUBSTANCES AND WE'RE DOING THIS, BUT WHEN WHEN I STARTED LOOKING AT IT, IT JUST SO MANY OF OUR DETERRENCE HAVE IMPLICATIONS IN ALMOST EVERY ONE OF OUR SLIDES.

IT JUST DIDN'T MAKE SENSE TO CONTINUE LISTING THOSE.

WE'RE JUST GOING TO PUT OUT EACH SLIDE AND TELL YOU WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO.

BUT I WILL TELL YOU IT IS A DIVERSE TYPE OF, I LOST WHAT I WAS GOING TO SAY, BUT IT WAS REALLY GOOD.

[LAUGHTER] REALLY THE MAIN THING THAT HERE IS WE'VE GOT TO START.

THE STARTING POINT IS TRAINING.

IF WE DON'T TRAIN, JUST LIKE GARY WAS TALKING ABOUT, THERE WAS SOME TRAINING OR SOME RETRAINING THAT HAD TO OCCUR BECAUSE ONE OF THE THINGS WAS WE HAD SOME ADMINISTRATORS THAT WERE CODING THINGS WRONG.

IT'S TRAINING AND THEN RETRAINING.

OUR TRAINING IS OUR WHY, WHY ARE WE HERE? WHY ARE WE CALLING A MEETING? WE'RE GOING TO TRAIN AND WE'RE GOING TO GIVE YOU AS MUCH DATA AS YOU NEED AND WE HAVE ACCESS TO.

SOMETIMES THAT'S MORE THAN THEY WANT.

SOMETIMES WE DON'T HAVE A LOT OF DATA, BUT WE ARE GOING TO TRAIN.

SECONDLY, BEFORE WE GET INTO THE DATA OR THE STOP GAPS IS, WE REALLY CANNOT SEPARATE DISCIPLINE FROM OUR MITIGATING FACTORS.

IN OTHER WORDS, IT'S LIKE TWO MAGNETS WITH DIFFERENT POLES,

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THEY WANT TO ATTRACT.

I'D I LIKE TO SAY, THAT YOU CAN'T PROVE A NEGATIVE.

LET ME GIVE YOU EXAMPLE.

WHEN YOU HAVE PREVENTION, PROTECTION, YOU PRESERVE, YOU'RE DOING THINGS, YOU'RE PUTTING IN DISCIPLINE-TYPE MEASURES.

YOU DON'T KNOW HOW MANY TIMES THAT STOPPED A STUDENT FROM BREAKING A RULE.

ALL YOU KNOW IS HOW MANY KIDS BROKE A RULE.

YOU CAN'T REALLY DISTINGUISH REALLY BETWEEN JUST DISCIPLINE AND WHAT THOSE MITIGATING FACTORS THAT YOU PUT IN, THEY'RE LINKED.

I GUESS IS WHAT I'M DOING. IT'S A LONG WAY OF SAYING THEY'RE LINKED AND WE CAN'T SEPARATE THEM.

WE ARE GOING TO HAVE SOME UNIVERSAL CONSISTENCY AND SOME THINGS.

THAT CONSISTENCY IS NOT GOING TO BE ACROSS THE BOARD.

THE CONSISTENCY WILL BE LIKE AT THE HIGH SCHOOL, THERE'LL BE A CONSISTENCY.

IT'LL BE A DIFFERENT CONSISTENCY AT THE INTERMEDIATE.

BUT IT IS WILL BE CONSISTENT WITH TARDIES, WITH DISRESPECT TO TEACHERS, WITH DRESS CODE, WITH IDS, AND WITH FIGHTS.

WE'VE PUT TOGETHER SOME DOCUMENTS RIGHT NOW THAT THEY'VE BEEN EVEN OUT WITH THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS GOING TO PRINCIPLES AND MAKING SURE THAT THAT'S WHAT WE WANT TO DO.

THOSE WILL BE IN THE STUDENT HANDBOOKS.

SECONDLY, IT'S ABOUT COMMUNICATION.

WE HAVE TO COMMUNICATE ALL OF OUR STUFF VERY, VERY WELL.

WE KNOW THE MEASURES THAT THE COMMUNICATION DEPARTMENT TOOK ONE IN EVEN JUST LAST YEAR ON BEEFING UP WHAT THEY PUT OUT AND EVEN FASTER COMMUNICATION.

THEY ALSO HELPED US WITH THIS IS OUR HOUSE AND OUR REPORTING TOOLS AND A ONE-STOP-SHOP FOR REPORTING.

THEY'RE GOING TO HELP US ROLL OUT SOME PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR STUDENTS IN AUGUST WHEN KIDS COME BACK TO SCHOOL.

THESE THINGS ARE READY TO GO.

WE'RE WAITING FOR SCHOOL TO START.

WE GOT TO HANDBOOK INFORMATION AND CODE OF CONDUCT INFORMATION, BUT IT'S NOT ENOUGH TO PUT IT OUT THERE AND SAY YOU'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR IT.

WE'RE GOING TO DIVIDE UP SOME KEY COMPONENTS OF BOTH THE STUDENT HANDBOOK AND THE CODE OF CONDUCT, PUT THEM, SORT THEM, AND GET THEM TO THE CAMPUSES SO THEY KNOW WHAT THEY ARE TO TEACH AT THE CAMPUS, THEY GET TO DECIDE HOW THEY'RE GOING TO TEACH IT.

WHERE YOU GOT TO DO IT IN ENGLISH CLASSES, ARE YOU GOING TO DO IT IN ASSEMBLIES, HOWEVER YOU GOING TO DO IT.

BUT THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT YOU WILL GO OVER WITH YOUR STUDENTS, EITHER IN SMALL GROUPS, CLASSROOMS, HOWEVER YOU WANT TO DO IT.

WE'LL HAVE THOSE READY.

WE STARTED WORKING ON THAT THIS WEEK AS MATTER OF FACT.

THE ENVIRONMENT ON THE CAMPUS.

ONE, IT STARTS WITH POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS.

IN THAT WHAT I MEAN IS WITH THE FLIPPING, LOSING THE WORD, [BACKGROUND] THE CAPTION KEEPS HEARTS, YES.

WITH FLIPPING IS THE GENTLEMAN THAT RUNS IT.

IT'S GOING TO BE KEY IN ALL THE TRAINING THAT WE DO ON HOW TO TALK TO KIDS, HOW TO TEACH KIDS HOW TO NOT ONLY BEHAVE BUT HOW THEY SPEAK TO ADULTS.

THAT'S ONE FACTOR.

THE OTHER FACTOR IS SAFETY.

IF KIDS DON'T FEEL SAFE, THEY DON'T HAVE THE ABILITY TO FULLY LEARN.

AGAIN, WE'LL HAVE A FULL-TIME POLICE OFFICER AT EVERY CAMPUS.

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WE WILL CONTINUE DOING THE METAL DETECTOR, WANDERING AT FRONT DOORS AT RANDOM ALONG WITH THE DOGS.

THERE'S GOING TO BE NEW BEHAVIOR SPECIALISTS.

WITH THOSE, THEY WILL BE DOING SOME LEADERSHIP CURRICULUM FOR THE DISTRICT MENTORSHIP PROGRAMS. I'M GOING TO TALK TO YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE BIG SAFETY CLASS AND IN ANOTHER SLIDE, BUT WE'VE GOT TO PLAN FOR THAT.

THEY GOING TO BE DEALING WITH ACUTE BEHAVIORS THAT ARE ON CAMPUSES AND WITH A BIG SAFETY CLASS, I'LL ALSO TALK TO YOU ABOUT HOUSE BILL 2184.

BUT THEY ARE KEY IN HERE WITH THE BEHAVIOR SPECIALISTS.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT CAME OUT, WE HAD A BIG COMMITTEE ABOUT SAFETY THAT TRANSPIRED LAST YEAR.

QUITE A FEW MEETINGS, ABOUT 100 PEOPLE, AND THEY CAME UP WITH ABOUT 100 IDEAS OR ITEMS TO LOOK OVER AND CALL.

THAT PROCESS REALLY CAME DOWN TO SEVEN ITEMS THAT THE SENATE BILL 11 SAFETY COMMITTEE WAS GOING TO LOOK AT.

ONE OF THESE IS THIS, IT DIDN'T SPECIFICALLY TALK ABOUT CAMPUS SAFETY SPECIALIST, BUT IT'S TALKING ABOUT A PERSON THAT CAN WALK THE HALLS, BEFRIEND, HAVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH KIDS IN THAT, YOU TALK TO KIDS, HEY, WHAT'S GOING ON? IS THERE ANY BAD ACTORS? WHO DID THE GRAFFITI? THOSE TYPE OF CONVERSATIONS, BUILD RELATIONSHIPS.

THAT PERSON IS ALSO KEY IN MAKING SURE THAT THEY LOCK ALL DOORS.

THEY'RE GOING TO BE CHECKING TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL DOORS ARE SHUT AND LOCKED PER BOARD POLICY.

NOTHING NO DOORS, INDOORS OR OUTDOORS ARE PROMPT AND THEY'RE GOING TO BE CHECKING STUDENTS FOR IDS.

THERE'S SOME OTHER THINGS, BUT THAT IS THAT JOB.

IT'S A PERSON THAT, QUITE FRANKLY, AN OFFICER GETS TIED UP WITH ONE INCIDENT.

THERE'S TONS OF PAPERWORK THAT'S INVOLVED.

ONE OF THE OFFICERS MAY NOT BE FULLY AVAILABLE TO WALK THE HALLS AT ALL TIMES AND APS ARE DEALING WITH STUDENTS, THE COUNSELORS ARE DEALING WITH STUDENTS.

THIS PERSON WAS IS GOING TO BE FREE AND GOING TO WALK CONSISTENTLY AT THE HIGH SCHOOLS.

THREAT ASSESSMENTS, THESE PEOPLE ARE KEY TO SAFETY IN OUR DISTRICT.

WELL, THERE WERE 463 CASES THAT WE IDENTIFIED AND THEY WORKED 336 CASES WERE IN THE SPRING ALONE.

NOW, THAT'S NOT BECAUSE THERE WAS A RAMP-UP OF BEHAVIORS THAT WE WERE CONCERNED ABOUT, IT WAS BECAUSE EARLY IN THE FALL, THERE WAS BRUNO DIAZ AND THAT WAS IT FOR ALL SAFETY MATTERS.

THEN WE HIRED CATE SHAW, WHO WAS THE COORDINATOR FOR THREAT ASSESSMENTS, AND THEN THE DISTRICT HIRED WHICH WAS KEY, FIVE THREAT ANALYSTS WHO RESIDE AT THE COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOLS AND HAVE A FEEDER PATTERN,

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AND SO WE'RE CATCHING MORE.

NOW, LET ME BACK UP, I WANT TO SAY THIS.

WHAT THEY DO IS THEY DETERMINE, WITH THIS CASE IS IT HIGH CONCERN? IS THAT MODERATE CONCERN? IS IT LOW OR ISN'T IMMINENT? IF IT'S EMINENT, WE HAVE TO ACT NOW.

WE HAD FIVE CASES THIS YEAR THAT WAS IMMINENT.

IT COULD HAVE BEEN A SITUATION WHERE SOMEBODY WAS ABOUT TO COMMIT SUICIDE OR OTHER THINGS, BUT THEY WERE IMMINENT BUT OUT OF THE 463 CASES, 16 PERCENT WERE HIGH.

NOW, WHAT I WANT TO TELL YOU ABOUT THAT IS, THESE ARE NOT NEW TO SCHOOLS.

THESE ARE NOT NEW TO MANSFIELD ISD.

IT IS THAT NOW WE HAVE A PROCESS TO MANAGE AND CATCH THESE BEHAVIORS.

BEHAVIOR REALLY IN THIS CASE IS NOT THE RIGHT WORD BECAUSE MANY TIMES THESE KIDS HAVE NOT BEEN IN TROUBLE.

THERE'S JUST SOMETHING THAT'S GOING ON.

MAYBE IT'S SOMETHING THEY'RE WRITING, SOMETHING THEY'RE POSTING, THAT IS VERY CONCERNING AND WE NEED TO HELP STUDENTS.

THAT'S THE LAST THING I WANT TO SAY ABOUT THIS SLIDE, AND IT'S WRITTEN THERE BECAUSE IT'S KEY.

THREAT ASSESSMENTS NEVER LEAD TO DISCIPLINE.

IT NEVER LEADS TO DISCIPLINE.

NOW, IF THEY HAD BROKEN THE CODE OF CONDUCT ALREADY, THAT WILL BE HANDLED BY AN AP.

BUT THIS IS NOT A PIPELINE TO DISCIPLINE.

THIS IS WE HAVE TO IDENTIFY THE STUDENT SO THAT WE CAN FIGURE OUT HOW TO HELP.

WHAT MEASURES DO WE NEED TO PUT IN PLACE FOR THE STUDENTS SO THAT WE CAN DECREASE THE RISK IF THEY WERE HIGH, HOW DO WE GET INTO MODERATE? THEN HOW DO WE GET THEM TO LOW? HOW DO WE GET THEM OFF THE MEASURES? WE HAVE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SPECIALIST, HE DOES ALL THE SRP, WHICH IS THE WHOLE, THE SECURE LOCKDOWN DRILLS.

WE HAVE TO MANAGE THOSE AND TURN THEM INTO THE STATE.

HE ALSO IS LOOKING AT THE MITIGATION, PREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE, AND RECOVERY FOR NOT ONLY OUR RAFTER SYSTEM TO IF WE'RE GOING TO HAVE, WHAT WORD AM I LOOKING FOR? REUNIFICATION OR THAT IF WE'RE GOING TO DO A DRILL, HE HAS TO MONITOR IT.

THEN WE HAVE A DIRECTOR OF SAFETY AND SECURITY.

NOW, I DIDN'T PUT THE UMBRELLA UP THERE BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE WILL CALL BRUNO DIAZ THE WEATHERMAN.

I DON'T KNOW HOW THIS PERSON WORKS.

THEY'RE HAVING TO JUGGLE ALL THESE BALLS AND THESE POSITIONS FOR OUR SAFETY AND MORE FOR THE UMBRELLA OF THE DISTRICT, BUT THAT'S PART OF OUR SAFETY.

ATTENDANCE AND TRUANCY.

WE HAVE ALIGNED OUR PROCESSES WHERE IT'S CONTINUED TRAINING, HOME VISITS, TRUANCY LETTERS THAT WE HELP WITH THE CAMPUSES WITH, PARENT CONTACTS, AND THEN LEAVERS.

LEAVERS IS JUST WHAT YOU THINK IT SOUNDS LIKE.

A STUDENT WAS ATTENDING HERE AT MY CAMPUS LAST YEAR, THEY'RE NOT THERE THE NEXT YEAR.

WHERE'D THEY GO? THEY'RE A LEAVER UNTIL WE CAN FIND OUT WHERE THEY WERE.

THE STATE MAKES US DO THAT.

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THE HELP HAS A LITTLE BIT BEEN LACKING.

BECAUSE OF, AGAIN, COVID, WE'VE BEEN HAVING TO SPEND A LOT OF TIME LIKE AN OLD TRUANCY OFFICER, GOING FINDING KIDS AND BRINGING THEM INTO SCHOOL.

IT'S LIKE THAT. BUT WE'RE GOING TO BE MORE FOCUSED BECAUSE WE'RE IN BETTER SHAPE NOW.

MORE FOCUSED ON HELPING THE CAMPUSES WITH TRUANCY LETTERS AND REPORTS AND SO ON.

WE HAVE REALLY TWO THINGS, AND I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT I'M EXPLAINING THIS WELL.

WE HAVE RIGHT NOW IN-SCHOOL SUSPENSION THAT GARY TALKED ABOUT.

WE ALSO HAVE BIC THAT GARY TALKED ABOUT, THE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION CAMPUS.

IF YOU WILL STAY WITH ME ON MY HIGH CLASS PUPPET SHOW HERE, I'VE GOT TWO FISTS.

AT THE CAMPUS, YOU GOT IN-SCHOOL SUSPENSION AND THEN YOU'VE GOT BIC.

IF THOSE DON'T WORK, WE GOT NOTHING ELSE.

THAT WAS THEIR HIGHEST BEHAVIORS.

UNLESS THEY DO SOMETHING THAT IS CONCERNING ENOUGH TO GO TO JJAEP, WHICH IS JUVE, THAT'S THE SLANG TERM.

WHAT WE'RE TRYING IS AT THE HIGH SCHOOLS BECAUSE THEY ALREADY HAVE TWO IN-SCHOOL SUSPENSIONS, WE'RE GOING TO BREAK THOSE APART.

ONE IS GOING TO BE IN-SCHOOL SUSPENSION AND ONE IS GOING TO BE A CHOICE CLASS.

CHOICES WILL BE A MORE RESTRICTED ENVIRONMENT, AND WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO MAKE SOME RELIEF OFF OF BIC.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE SOME OF THOSE STUDENTS THAT WE WOULD NORMALLY HAVE SENT TO BIC GO TO CHOICES.

IT CAN BE A PLACEMENT FOR FIVE DAYS, 10 DAYS, BUT THEY'RE STAYING ON-CAMPUS AND NOT GOING TO ANOTHER CAMPUS LIKE BIC.

MOVING ON, THE BIC SAFETY CLASS, THINK ABOUT THIS AS THE SAME CONCEPT.

WE USED TO HAVE BIC, YOU WENT OVER THERE, YOU SPENT YOUR TIME, WHATEVER IT IS, 30 DAYS, THEN YOU'VE GOT TO COME BACK.

TWO THINGS ABOUT THAT.

NUMBER 1, HOUSE BILL 2184 TOLD US WE HAD TO HAVE A TRANSITION PLAN BACK FROM BIC TO THE HOME CAMPUS.

IT WAS VERY HARD TO DO.

THEY WOULD FINISH THEIR TIME.

THEY WOULD COME BACK TO THE CAMPUS.

THE AP WOULD SPEND AS MUCH TIME AS THEY COULD AND COUNSELOR, BUT THEIR TIME WAS DONE.

THEY GET TO GO BACK TO CLASS, SO IT WAS DIFFICULT.

THIS BIC SAFETY CLASS IS GOING TO BE A DIFFERENT CLASS THAN WHAT IS THE NORMAL BIC.

WHAT WE'RE DOING IS WE'RE MAKING A SEPARATE CLASS FOR THE STUDENTS THAT ARE THREATS.

IF WE FEEL LIKE THEIR INFRACTIONS ARE CONCERNING ENOUGH THAT THEY MAY BE A DANGER TO THE KIDS AT BIC, THEN WE'VE GOT A SAFETY CLASS THERE FOR THEM.

IN THAT CLASS, OTHER THAN THEIR CURRICULUM, WE'RE WORKING WITH SEL TO TALK ABOUT AND TEACH WHAT WERE PAST AND FUTURE BEHAVIORS, POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS, WHAT ARE YOUR EMOTIONAL TRIGGERS,

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WHAT'S ANGER MANAGEMENT, WHAT ARE BOUNDARIES AND DECISION-MAKING.

TWO MORE POINTS AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO OPEN IT FOR QUESTIONS.

BUT THEY'RE REALLY NOT RELATED.

WE'VE HAD SOME CONCERNS THAT HAVE BEEN POSED ABOUT WHAT IS RESTORATIVE PRACTICES, AND IS THAT A SUBSTITUTION FOR DISCIPLINE? RESTORATIVE PRACTICES ARE WHEN SOMEBODY AT THE CAMPUS, COUNSELORS, ADMINISTRATORS ARE TRYING TO RESTORE RELATIONSHIPS.

DISCIPLINE DOESN'T CONTINUE.

IT'S ABOUT HEALING, IT'S ABOUT JUSTICE, IT'S ABOUT REDEMPTION, YOU SEE ALL THE OTHER WORDS.

WHAT IT'S NOT ABOUT IS IT'S NOT IN PLACE OF DISCIPLINE.

IT'S NOT A SUBSTITUTE.

IT'S NOT AN EITHER OR.

IT'S BOTH, REALLY.

WE CAN DISCIPLINE A STUDENT, BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT THEY'RE STILL OKAY WITH WHOEVER THEY FOUGHT WITH OR WHOEVER THEY WERE GETTING INTO THAT BAD DECISION WITH, WE STILL HAVE TO TRY TO RESTORE THAT RELATIONSHIP SO IT DOESN'T CONTINUE.

THEN LASTLY, I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE A THROUGH F REPORT CARD.

THERE ARE SOME MISNOMERS HERE ABOUT WHAT COUNTS ON THE REPORT CARD.

FOR THE DISTRICT OR ANY DISTRICT, WHAT COUNTS IS STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT, WHICH IS STAAR TESTING GRADES, THE GRADUATION RATE, LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL, STUDENT PROGRESS WHICH IS STAAR TEST COMPARISONS, CLOSING THE GAP WHICH IS PERFORMANCE GAPS, AND STUDENT POPULATIONS COMPARISON.

BUT WHAT IT'S NOT IS THOSE THINGS WE TALKED ABOUT.

IT'S NOT DANGEROUS ACTS, IT'S NOT BANNED SUBSTANCES, IT'S NOT WEAPONS, IT'S NOT CODE OF CONDUCT THAT'S PUNISHABLE BY FELONIES.

IT'S NOT ADDICT PLACEMENTS, IT'S NOT BULLYING.

NO DISCIPLINE DATA AS OF RIGHT NOW, OR HAS BEEN COUNTS IN THE DISCIPLINES A TO F RATING.

THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE THAT HAVE THAT MISCONSTRUED.

WE ARE OPEN FOR QUESTIONS.

>> [INAUDIBLE] WILL START TO MY RIGHT THIS TIME. MISS NEWSOME?

>> I HAD A QUICK QUESTION.

YOU TALKED ABOUT THE HANDBOOK AND THE CODE OF CONDUCT, AND HOW WE WERE TEACHING THOSE LESSONS MOVING FORWARD.

WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE? HOW ARE WE ROLLING THAT OUT? IT SOUNDS SUPER EXCITING.

>> WELL, IT'S NOT TOO MUCH DIFFERENT THAN WHAT NORMALLY HAPPENS.

AT A CAMPUS, THE PRINCIPAL AND THE APS GET TOGETHER WITH THE KIDS AND SAY, HEY, THESE ARE THE THINGS YOU CAN'T DO, THESE ARE THINGS THAT ARE IN THE HANDBOOK.

WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IS DIVIDE IT OUT SO THEY DON'T HAVE TO FIGURE OUT.

WE WOULD ALSO WANT TO DIVIDE IT OUT FROM STUDENTS SERVICES TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE HITTING ALL THE POINTS THAT WE NEED THEM TO HIT.

THEY WILL DETERMINE HOW BEST TO DO IT FOR THEIR CAMPUS IF THAT GOES TO THEY RECORD THEMSELVES AND THEY SHOW IT IN THEIR ENGLISH CLASSES THAT THEY CALL SMALL GROUPS OUT INTO ASSEMBLY.

WE WON'T DICTATE TO A PRINCIPAL HOW THEY WANT TO DO IT, WE'LL TALK TO THEM ABOUT APPROPRIATE BEST-PRACTICES.

IT MAY LOOK A LITTLE DIFFERENT, BUT WHAT WE KNOW IS THESE THINGS WERE SORTED OUT FOR MANSFIELD HIGH AND THAT'S THE SAME THING THAT WAS SORTED OUT FOR LEGACY AND SUMMIT THAT THEY'RE GOING TO COVER SO THAT ALL STUDENTS GOT THE SAME INFORMATION.

>> HAS THIS ALREADY STARTED?

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>> FROM OUR END, YES.

WE'RE PUTTING THAT TOGETHER NOW.

WE CAN'T FINISH IT BECAUSE THE NEW HANDBOOK IS NOT FINISHED.

WE'RE WORKING ON IT NOW.

THEY WILL GET IT WELL BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS.

>> IT'S REALLY JUST ABOUT THAT INTENTIONALITY OF WHAT WE'RE ASKING TO BE TAUGHT AT THE CAMPUSES.

JUST THE FIDELITY ATTACHED TO THAT AND JUST PLANNING AND PREPPING FOR THAT AND MAKING SURE THAT THAT'S ROLLED OUT.

THEN WE HAVE CONSISTENCY AMONGST THE CAMPUSES AS WELL.

>> THEY HAVE TO TURN IN SOMETHING THAT SAYS THEY'VE COMPLETED THESE THINGS AND SOMEBODY IS HAVING CONVERSATIONS ABOUT WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE OR ARE THEY LITERALLY GIVEN THE HANDBOOK AND LIKE, YOU NEED TO COMPLETE THIS.

>> WE DO THAT, AND YES, WE'LL HAVE A CHECKLIST AND THEY'LL TURN IT BACK INTO US WHEN THEY'VE DONE IT.

>> THEN IN THE VERY BEGINNING WE TALKED ABOUT DATA AND I KNOW IT'S REFERRAL DATA, BUT HOW DO WE KNOW WHEN WE'RE MISSING DATA? I THINK THAT'S THE QUESTION.

WHEN IT DOESN'T GET REPORTED OR HOW DO WE KNOW THAT THERE'S FIDELITY WITH REPORTING.

HOW IS THAT ADDRESSED?

>> ONE THING THAT I BEGAN THIS YEAR IS EVERY SIX WEEKS, WELL, TO ANSWER YOUR FIRST QUESTION, WE DON'T.

ADULTS ARE ADULTS AND SO WE TRUST THEM, BUT WE TRUST THAT WE'VE HIRED AND WE'VE TRAINED PEOPLE TO DO AN INCREDIBLE JOB AND TO NOT MISS THOSE THINGS IF THEY CAN, SO TO DO THEIR BEST.

BUT WHAT I BEGAN THIS YEAR IS EVERY SIX WEEKS, I MEET WITH EVERY SECONDARY CAMPUS BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE I STARTED, EVERY MIDDLE-SCHOOL, EVERY HIGH-SCHOOL AND WE DO A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW.

WE'RE LOOKING AT THEIR DATA, WE'RE LOOKING AT THEIR DISCIPLINE DATA, WE'RE LOOKING AT TRENDS.

AT THE SAME TIME, WE'RE SHARING WHAT ARE PERCEPTIONS, WHAT ARE THE THINGS WE NEED TO FOCUS ON? BECAUSE MAYBE THERE'S THIS PERCEPTION, BUT HERE'S WHAT YOUR DATA SAYS.

WHY IS THIS PERCEPTION HERE IF YOUR DATA DOESN'T REFLECT THAT? JUST WORKING ON THOSE TYPES OF THINGS, I WISH I COULD BE MORE SPECIFIC.

BUT EVERY CAMPUS IS HONESTLY DIFFERENT WHEN I GO.

THAT MEETING LOOKS DIFFERENT AT DANNY JONES THAN IT LOOKS AT JONE BECAUSE THEIR DATA IS DIFFERENT. WE BEGAN THAT THIS YEAR.

I WILL BE CONTINUING THAT, BUT ONE THING THAT I REALLY FOUND FROM THAT IN THIS YEAR, IS THAT INTERMEDIATE NOW HAS TO BE BROUGHT INTO THE LOOP BECAUSE YOU HEARD ME ALLUDE TO A LITTLE BIT WITH ELECTRONIC CIGARETTES, BUT SOME OF THOSE IN MY LAST MEETING WITH THE ALL MIDDLE-LEVEL AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR WHEN I TOLD THEM INTERMEDIATE PRINCIPAL IS LIKE, YOU'RE THE NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL, GOOD LUCK.

BECAUSE SOME OF THOSE THINGS THAT REALLY DIDN'T RAMP UP TILL SEVENTH AND EIGHTH GRADE, THAT ALL OF US HAVE HAD MIDDLE SCHOOLERS.

YOU KNOW WHAT THOSE YEARS ARE LIKE.

IT'S REALLY HAPPENING EARLIER NOW.

I'VE GOT TO IMPLEMENT THAT THIS YEAR.

>> I GUESS I STILL DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT WE DO ABOUT MISSING STUFF.

[OVERLAPPING] I KNOW THAT WE'RE GOING TO MISS STUFF, I JUST MEAN, ARE WE RETRAINING TEACHERS ABOUT WHAT'S APPROPRIATE? HOW DO WE ENSURE THAT ACCOUNTABILITY ACROSS THE BOARD?

>> IF I'M UNDERSTANDING YOU RIGHT, SO USED TO WITH REFERRALS WERE TRIPLICATE FORMS, THEY'D FILL IT OUT AND IT HAD TO GET SENT DOWN.

NOW IT'S ELECTRONIC.

>> WAIT, LET ME STOP YOU RIGHT THERE.

BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE I STOP.

IT'S WHEN THE STUFF DOESN'T GET REPORTED.

THAT'S MY PAY.

THAT'S MY PLACE WHERE I'M STOPPING.

I KNOW WHAT WE DO AND HOW WE DO IT ELECTRONICALLY.

IT'S WHEN WE'RE MISSING IT OR WE'VE GOT DIFFERENT TEACHERS OR FOLKS ON CAMPUS THAT AREN'T DOING THE SAME THING, IS EITHER THE TEACHER NEXT TO THEM OR THE CAMPUS NEXT TO THEM.

HOW IS THAT? HOW DO [NOISE] WE HELP TO GET EVERYBODY ON THE SAME PAGE AND HOLD THAT LINE?

>> DR. CANTU.

>> SO WE'VE BEEN HAVING A LOT OF CONVERSATION ABOUT THAT.

WE'VE HAD THE DATA COME IN AND WE'VE SPENT A LARGE PORTION OF JUNE HAVING A LOT OF CONVERSATION ABOUT THAT.

WHAT WE KNOW IS WE HAVE TO GO BACK.

IT STARTS FROM THE TOP, BUT IT'S ABOUT TALKING WITH OUR CAMPUS PRINCIPALS, TALKING WITH ADMINISTRATION, AND IT ROLLS FROM THEM TO TEACHERS, FROM TEACHERS TO STUDENTS.

BUT IT'S ABOUT THAT FIDELITY WITH WHICH THEY'RE PROVIDING THAT DISCIPLINE RESPONSE TO STUDENTS. IT'S ABOUT CALIBRATING.

IF YOU HAVE ALL YOUR SYSTEM PRINCIPLES AT MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL, AND WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT, FROM A DISTRICT LEVEL, WHAT DOES THIS BEHAVIOR LOOK LIKE? WHAT DOES DISRESPECT LOOK LIKE? LET'S CALIBRATE THAT. ARE WE ALL SEEING THAT? BECAUSE WHAT WE DON'T WANT TO HAPPEN, WHICH IT HAPPENS BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE HUMAN, AND THEIR HUMAN NATURE, THIS PERSON IS GOING TO RESPOND TO THIS BEHAVIOR THIS WAY,

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THE ADMINISTRATOR MIGHT RESPOND TO THIS BEHAVIOR THAT WAY.

SOMETIMES THERE'S A REASON FOR THAT BECAUSE THIS IS THIS KID'S FIFTH TIME IN THE OFFICE WITH THAT BEHAVIOR AND IT'S THIS KID'S FIRST TIME IN THE OFFICE WITH THAT BEHAVIOR.

SO WE KNOW THERE'S THOSE PIECES WHERE THINGS MIGHT [NOISE] BE HANDLED A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY.

BUT WE'RE REALLY FOCUSED ON IN THE TRAINING AND IN OUR CONVERSATIONS WITH CAMPUSES IS THAT CONSISTENCY, THAT FIDELITY WITH WHICH IT'S OCCURRING.

BUT CALIBRATING WITH ONE ANOTHER AND MAKING SURE THAT WE'RE ALL VIEWING DISCIPLINE FROM THAT SAME LENS.

CHILDREN ARE STILL CHILDREN AND THERE'S SOME NUANCES WITH ALL OF THAT.

BUT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, WE NEED TO BE CONSISTENT AMONGST OURSELVES.

WHEN WE'RE NOT BEING CONSISTENT, THERE'S NOT A MECHANISM THAT IT'S GOING TO TRIGGER THAT OTHER THAN THE THINGS THAT GARY DOES IN HIS OFFICE, THOSE CONVERSATIONS THAT HE'S HAVING, THOSE MEETINGS THAT HE'S HAVING.

THEN OF COURSE, THE FEEDBACK THAT WE RECEIVE TOO THAT IS THEN GOING TO PROMPT US TO SAY, OKAY, WE NEED TO BE CHECKING INTO WHETHER OR NOT THAT TRAINING DIDN'T TAKE AS WELL AS WE HAD [OVERLAPPING].

>> THAT'S ALREADY STARTED AGAIN.

SO SOME REINVIGORATION, I WOULD SAY, MAYBE OF HOLDING THE LINE A LITTLE BIT.

THAT'S ALREADY BEEN GOING ON FOR THIS.

>> DR. CANTU, ONE OF THE THINGS I CAN ADD IN ONE OF THE CONVERSATIONS WE'RE HAVING WITH EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS AND WE'LL IN TURN HAVE WITH PRINCIPALS, IT'S CREATING THAT CULTURE AND THAT EXPECTATION THAT IF EVERYBODY IS FOLLOWING THE SAME RULES AND GUIDELINES AND WE'RE CONSISTENT, KIDS ARE GOING TO GET IN LINE.

SO WHEN GARY IS MEETING WITH THOSE CAMPUSES AND HAVING THOSE MEETINGS WITH APS, HE'S GOING TO PULL UP, FIRST SIX WEEKS AT LEGACY HIGH SCHOOL, YOU HAD 22 REFERRALS THAT YOU DID NOT WORK.

AS A TEACHER, IF I PUT IN A REFERRAL AND IT DOESN'T GET WORKED AND I PUT IN ANOTHER ONE AND IT DOESN'T GET WORKED, THEN PRETTY SOON I'M GOING TO QUIT PUTTING THEM IN.

HIS TEAM IS GOING TO FOCUS ON LOOKING AT THAT PERCENTAGE OF, HEY, YOU DIDN'T WORK THESE REFERRAL, AND JUST CREATING THAT CULTURE OF CONSISTENCY AND EXPECTATION THAT IF IT GETS ENTERED IN, IT'S GOING TO BE DEALT WITH BECAUSE THERE'S GOT TO BE THAT COMMUNICATION FROM THE ADMINISTRATION TO THE TEACHERS.

>> I WOULD ADD THEN IF IT GETS DEALT WITH, THAT NEEDS TO BE PUT INTO SKYWARD WITH CONSISTENCY.

>> I GUESS THAT'S WHAT I'M LOOKING TO HEAR, THAT IT'S A REJUVENATION OF, [NOISE] HEY, WE HAVE GOT TO FIGURE OUT A DIFFERENT WAY TO DO THIS BECAUSE WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING ISN'T WORKING.

OBVIOUSLY, WHAT WE'RE DEALING WITH POST-COVID IS A WHOLE NEW WORLD, IT'S A DIFFERENT UNIVERSE WITH IT.

I'M GLAD TO HEAR THAT THAT'S GOING ON.

I'VE HEARD A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IT, BUT I THINK THAT'S WHAT WE'RE REALLY CARING ABOUT IS, WHAT DO WE DO WHEN WE'RE MISSING IT FROM THE VERY BEGINNING? HOW DO WE ENSURE THAT THAT DATA IS ACCURATE? BECAUSE WE'RE REPORTING ON OURSELVES IS WHAT IT FEELS LIKE.

I DON'T KNOW HOW THE OTHER ELSE TO REPORT IT, SO IT'S NOT LIKE WE HAVE BRILLIANT IDEAS ABOUT IT.

THEN WHAT DO WE DO TO CREATE THAT CULTURE TO MS. YOUNG'S POINT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. I KNOW THIS WAS A LOT OF INFORMATION, SO GO AHEAD, MR. DAVIS.

>> MR. DAVIS.

>> GENTLEMEN, THANK YOU FOR THE UPDATE.

I GREATLY APPRECIATE IT.

I'M NOT GOING TO REHASH THE CONVERSATION OTHER THAN TO SAY, I TOO HAVE A CONCERN AS WE ARE, I'M GOING TO USE THE PHRASE, RECALIBRATING EXPECTATION AND FIDELITY IN TERMS OF EXECUTION.

I THINK THIS ONE'S GOING TO BE IMPERATIVE, PARTICULARLY WITH OUR STUDENTS AT THE JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL THAT FOR REAL, THIS IS WHERE THE LINE IS.

THERE'S ALMOST AN EXPECTATION FROM LEAVERS, FOLKS WHO SLIDE OUT FOR LUNCH, WOULD HAVE YOU THAT THIS IS JUST CULTURE OR THIS IS HOW WE DO IT.

IT'S NOT GOING TO BE DIFFERENT UNTIL IT'S DIFFERENT. I'M NOT GOING TO REHASH.

I THINK WE'RE GOING TO TRUST THE WORK, AND IF NOT, THEN WE'RE GOING TO COME BACK AND HAVE A QUICK CONVERSATION ABOUT IT EARLY FALL.

JUST TWO QUICK THOUGHTS HERE.

ONE, I APPRECIATE THE COMMENT ABOUT KNOWING ABOUT TRENDS THAT ARE HAPPENING.

THE TIKTOK PHENOMENON THAT OCCURRED IN THE FALL, I THINK IT'D BE HELPFUL TO HAVE MORE CONVERSATIONS LIKE THAT GLOBALLY TO UNDERSTAND IN TERMS OF REPORTING DOWN THE LINE AND THIS IS WHY THE NUMBERS ARE SKEWED.

BUT PROBABLY MORE IMPORTANTLY, IN THE MIDST OF, HEY FOLKS, THIS IS A FOR REAL DEAL.

PARENTS, I NEED TO MAKE YOU ALL AWARE.

TEACHERS, I NEED TO MAKE YOU ALL AWARE.

RESOURCE OFFICE, I NEED TO MAKE YOU ALL AWARE THIS IS GOING ON, AND I'M SURE THAT HAPPENED INTERNALLY, BUT IN TERMS OF THE PARENTS EXPECTATIONS AND AT THIS LEVEL, I'M NOT SURE IF WE HEARD ABOUT IT IN REAL TIME.

I THINK THAT'S AN OPPORTUNITY, AND SO THAT WE CAN ALL BE ENGAGED AS PART OF THE SOLUTION IN THE MIDST OF IT.

THEN LASTLY, WHAT I'D LIKE TO HEAR FROM IT, AND THESE ARE ALL GOOD THOUGHTS, AND PARTICULARLY THE EXTRA PRESENCE ON THE CAMPUSES.

I'M OUT OF ORDER HERE,

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BUT SHOULD WE BE EXPECTING A FORMAL REQUEST FROM US AT THE BOARD IN TERMS OF ADDITIONAL RESOURCES WE NEED TO HAVE TO EXECUTE THIS TYPE OF STRATEGY?

>> NONE AT THIS TIME.

LET ME PUT IT THIS WAY.

AT ONE POINT IN TIME, WE HIRED A DIRECTOR OF SAFETY AND SECURITY.

EARLY ON WE THOUGHT, WE'VE ARRIVED, NOW WE HAVE A DIRECTOR OF SAFETY AND SECURITY.

BUT THEN IT BECAME VERY EVIDENT THAT WE NEEDED MORE AND IT BECAME EVIDENT THAT WE NEED A THREAT ASSESSMENT.

THEN IT BECAME VERY EVIDENT THAT WE NEEDED ANALYSTS.

WE GOT TO SEE WHAT WE GOT.

WE HIRED NEW PEOPLE AND MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE DOING THEIR JOB.

IT'S WHAT WE INTENDED FOR IT TO DO.

THEN IF IT'S STILL LACKING IN SOME WAY, THEN WE HAD TO FIGURE OUT, CAN WE REARRANGE, CAN WE DO OTHER THINGS, OR DO WE NEED TO ASK FOR SOMETHING ELSE? IT'S NOT FAIR FOR US TO ASK FOR EVERYTHING IF WE DON'T EVEN KNOW THE NEXT THING IF IT'S WORKING WELL OR CAN WE MAKE IT WORK WELL.

>> PERSONALLY, I REALIZE I'M SOMEWHAT OUT OF ORDER IN THAT.

JUST TO SHARE THAT IT'LL BE OUR EXPECTATION, AT LEAST FROM MY SEAT, THAT IF WE NEED SOMETHING TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN, I THINK UNIVERSALLY WE'VE COVERED THE FACT THAT WE ALL BELIEVE THIS IS IMPERATIVE THAT WE GET AND WE GET IT RIGHT.

>> WE APPRECIATE THAT.

>> WE JUST NEED TO HEAR BACK.

>> YEAH.

>> MS. ANDERSON.

>> I TOO WANTED TO ECHO. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

IT'S VERY EVIDENT THAT YOU ALL HAVE BEEN LISTENING TO THE COMMUNITY AND OUR COMMUNITY CONVERSATIONS AND REALLY DIVING IN, SO I APPRECIATE THAT.

I WANTED TO ASK, AND I THINK I HEARD IT, WHAT GRADES WE WERE ASSESSING ON THIS AS FAR AS OUR NUMBERS? I THINK YOU SAID PROBABLY JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL, IS THAT CORRECT? WE'RE GOING TO GO DOWN TO INTERMEDIATE.

>> FOR?

>> ALL THESE NUMBERS.

>> THIS IS DISTRICT WIDE.

THE DATA THAT WAS REPORTED IS K312.

>> ANY CAMPUS. THE SECOND THING IS, DO WE HAVE ANY? BECAUSE I HEARD ONE OF YOU MENTION SOMETHING ABOUT IT'S A STATEWIDE OR WHATNOT.

IS THERE ANY NUMBERS TO GAUGE IT? THE ONE THING THAT I'VE BEEN HEARING IS THAT THIS IS A UNIVERSAL PROBLEM.

IT'S NOT SOMETHING FOR MANSFIELD.

BUT IS THERE ANYTHING TO GAUGE IT FROM TO HELP OUR COMMUNITY SHOW THAT WE'RE PUTTING IN RESOURCES AND WE'RE ALSO LOWERING WHAT'S HAPPENING OUT THERE? IS THERE ANY NUMBERS THAT THEY'RE GIVING US OR NO?

>> YOU CAN GO IN AND WE CAN DO OUR OWN RESEARCH LOOKING AT OUR COMPARISON DISTRICTS.

THAT'S ONE THING THAT WE DO.

BUT ONE THING THAT WE'VE REALLY BEGUN OUT OF COVID.

IN FACT, I HOSTED A DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SERVICES CONSORTIUM IN MANSFIELD TODAY.

WE WORK TOGETHER AS A GROUP OF DIRECTORS AS STUDENTS SERVICES, MANY FROM NORTH TEXAS BIG DISTRICTS.

WE TALK ABOUT THOSE THINGS, WE HAVE THOSE CONVERSATIONS AND THOSE TRENDS.

I KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING IN ROCKWALL AND WILEY AND ALLEN AND CARPEL AND ANYONE THAT PARTICIPATES, LANCASTER, DUNCANVILLE.

BUT FROM THE STATE, IT'S NOT ON THE A THROUGH F WRITING, [OVERLAPPING] AND SO WE HAVE TO GO DIG THAT DATA OUT IN RDA REPORTS AND OTHER AREAS.

>> I APPRECIATE THE WORK YOU'RE DOING HERE.

OUT OF THE PLACEMENTS, WE NOTICED THAT THEY'RE ALL GOING UP, AND I DON'T MEAN TO PUT YOU ON THE SPOT, I'M SO SORRY. WE MIGHT NOT HAVE AN ANSWER.

I'M JUST CURIOUS OF, WHY DO WE THINK THOSE HAVE RISEN SO MUCH? THERE'S A LOT OF OTHER ASSESSMENTS THAT WE KNEW FROM TRENDS OR WHATNOT, BUT THESE WENT UP IN AGE CATEGORY.

[OVERLAPPING] DO WE HAVE ANY?

>> [OVERLAPPING] IT'S A FAIR QUESTION.

IT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

I DON'T KNOW THAT I HAVE A GREAT ANSWER FOR YOU.

IF I CAN GET THIS TO WORK. MORE KIDS ARE WITHOUT BURST.

YOU GET MORE KIDS ARE ANGRY.

MORE KIDS DON'T KNOW HOW TO HANDLE THEIR EMOTIONS.

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I DON'T KNOW THAT I'M 100 PERCENT RIGHT, BUT IT JUST STANDS TO REASON THAT BEHAVIORS THAT ARE OFF THE CUFF, THAT WHEN YOU HAVE ANGER OUTBURSTS, VIOLENCE, THOSE ARE OFF THE CUFF BEHAVIORS AND THAT WE HAVE MORE KIDS THAT HAVE THOSE EMOTIONS RIGHT NOW.

THEY GET MAD, THEY WALK OUT OF CLASS OR THEY DON'T GO TO CLASS.

I DON'T HAVE DATA TO BACK THAT UP BECAUSE IT'S NOT REALLY QUANTIFIABLE.

BUT I THINK THAT'S PART OF THE ISSUE.

THERE'S MORE ANGER, THERE'S MORE OUTBURST, THERE'S MORE KIDS THAT DON'T KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH THEIR OWN STUFF.

>> I WAS THINKING WHENEVER WE'RE DOING THE TEACHING BECAUSE I'M GOING TO GO BACK TO BOTH WHAT MS. NEWSOME AND MS. DAVIS SAID.

I THINK WHAT I'M HEARING YOU ALL SAY IS WE'RE GOING BACK TO THE HANDBOOK, WE'RE GOING BACK TO THE CODE OF CONDUCT, WE'RE GOING TO GO IN.

YOU'RE GOING TO GO BY EACH CAMPUS AND COLLECTIVELY TEACH THEM, FOR HIGH SCHOOL, WE'RE GOING TO BE X, Y, AND Z.

FIRST OFFENSE IS THIS, FIFTH OFFENSE IS OBVIOUSLY THIS, AND WE'RE GOING TO GO ALL THE WAY DOWN THE LINE.

IF WE'RE DOING THAT, I GUESS I'M HOPING THAT PART OF THE TRAINING AND I KNOW THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE USING SEL AS WELL, IS TO HOPEFULLY HANDLE SOME OF THIS, CORRECT? PERFECT.

>> YES.

>> WELL, THANK YOU. AGAIN, I REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

I WAS LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS PRESENTATION. [LAUGHTER] I APPRECIATE Y'ALL.

>> THANK YOU. CASY.

>> AGAIN, THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH.

I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE A HUGE UNDERTAKING AND JUST TACKLING THIS, AND JUST BEING UP FRONT WITH THE PUBLIC.

I APPRECIATE THAT. A COUPLE OF THINGS.

I AGREED WITH SO MUCH OF WHAT YOU SAID, DISCIPLINE AND SAFETY AND SECURITY GO HAND IN HAND.

THEY'RE NOT SEPARATE. A UNIVERSAL CONSISTENCY.

I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT BEING IMPLEMENTED.

I GUESS MY QUESTION IS, SO UNIVERSAL CONSISTENCY, DRESS CODE, IDS, FIGHTS.

I'M A BIG PROPONENT OF JUST FOLLOWING RULES.

IF IT'S IN THE HANDBOOK OR IN POLICY, WE NEED TO BE FOLLOWING IT.

IT DOESN'T SOUND LIKE YOU'VE PUT ANYTHING OR PROPOSED ANY NEW MEASURES TO TAKE PLACE, BUT JUST REINFORCING THE MEASURES THAT ARE ALREADY THERE.

WHY HAVE THESE NOT BEEN FOLLOWED? WHERE'S THE GAP THAT FEEL LIKE MAYBE WE'VE SLIPPED AND LET SOME STUFF GET BY THAT WE HAVEN'T? THEN MOVING FORWARD, I KNOW WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING RETRAINING, BUT WHAT IS DISCIPLINE GOING TO LOOK LIKE? LET'S SAY A KID DOESN'T HAVE AN ID ON AT SCHOOL.

DOESN'T SEEM LIKE A HUGE DEAL, BUT IT'S A RULE THAT WE HAVE.

HOW ARE WE GOING TO HANDLE THOSE SMALL INFRACTIONS AND MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE BEING IMPLEMENTED SO THAT THEY DON'T PUSH THE BOUNDARY JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE? I'VE GOT THREE TEENAGERS. I KNOW WHAT THEY DO.

[NOISE]

>> LET ME GET MY WATER.

>> YOU'VE BEEN TALKING A WHILE.

>> THAT'S A GOOD DELAY TACTIC, YOU GET A WATER.

FROM MY STANDPOINT AND WHAT WE'RE GOING TO BE TEACHING IS, LISTEN, EVERY STUDENT SHOULD BE IN DRESS CODE AND WEARING THEIR ID AS FAR AS HIGH SCHOOL AND MIDDLE SCHOOL, WHEN THEY COME IN AND CERTAINLY BY FIRST PERIOD.

IT'S NOT AN INFRACTION.

WE HAVE TO GET THEM IN DRESS CODE.

WE HAVE TO GET THEM AN ID.

THEY HAVE TO GET ANOTHER ID.

WE HAVE TO GET HIM A TEMPORARY ID.

WE HAVE TO MAKE THEM IN DRESS CODE OR IN WHETHER A PARENT BRINGS SOMETHING, WHETHER THEY GET SOMETHING FROM THE BIN OR WHATEVER, THAT'S NOT AN INFRACTION.

THAT IS FOR GETTING YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO BE IN SCHOOL.

WHERE THE INFRACTION COMES IS, AND THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE TO TEACH THIS.

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THIS IS WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IT AT EVERY SCHOOL, IS NOW WHEN YOU TAKE YOUR ID OFF BETWEEN SECOND PERIOD, THIRD PERIOD, AND FOURTH PERIOD, THAT'S INSUBORDINATION.

THAT'S INFRACTION.

THAT'S GOING TO GET CONSEQUENCES. DOES IT MAKE SENSE?

>> YES, I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENTIATING.

>> YOUR MIC IS NOT ON.

>> MY QUESTION, I GUESS, IS WHY HAVE WE NOT BEEN DOING THAT UP UNTIL THIS TIME?

>> WELL, I THINK QUITE FRANKLY WHAT HAS HAPPENED AND IT EVEN HAPPENED WHENEVER I WAS PRINCIPAL, WE PUT TOGETHER A HANDBOOK, WE PUT TOGETHER ALL THE RULES.

WE TELL THE PRINCIPAL YOU'RE IN CHARGE AND WE EXPECT PRINCIPLES TO HANDLE THEIR CAMPUS.

RIGHTLY OR WRONGLY, THAT'S HOW WE HAVE WORKED IN THE PAST.

WHEN YOU DO THAT, IF WE'RE GOING TO BE REAL, WORKING IDS AND WORKING DRESS CODE, WHAT I ALWAYS SAID WAS KIDS ARE GOING TO BE KIDS AND THEY'RE ALWAYS GOING TO FLIRT WITH THE LINE.

IF THE LINE IS DRESS CODE AND IDS, THEY'RE GOING TO FLIRT WITH THE LINE.

WE HAVE TO BE ADULTS.

WHAT HAPPENS IS KIDS ARE GOING TO BE KIDS.

THEN APS AND ADMINISTRATORS GET TIRED OF WELL, LET ME SAY TWO THINGS.

NUMBER 1, YOU CAN'T CATCH EVERYBODY EVERY DAY.

THEY'RE GOING TO SAY WELL, SO AND SO GOT AWAY WITH IT YESTERDAY.

WELL, THEY GOT AWAY WITH IT.

PARENTS BEAT YOU DOWN A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE THEY WANT THAT RULE IN PLACE UNTIL IT BECOMES THEIR KID.

THEN THE APS HAVE 45 THINGS TO DO.

THEY LET THE DRESS CODE GO.

I WALKED BY A FEW STUDENTS.

IT'S JUST THE NATURE OF THE BEAST.

IF YOU'RE NOT CONSISTENT WITH IT, IT JUST GETS OUT OF CONTROL.

WE'VE GOT TO, FROM OUR END TO SAY THIS IS HOW IT'S GOING TO BE.

QUITE FRANKLY, IF IT'S NOT HAPPENING, THERE REALLY IS GOING TO BE SOME THINGS THAT HAPPENED THAT YOU PROBABLY DON'T WANT, WHICH IS GET WRITTEN UP, MAY GET TALKED TO.

IF IT'S IMPORTANT TO DO THEN IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PRINCIPLES ARE FOLLOWING IT.

>> GREAT. I APPRECIATE THAT FEEDBACK. I THINK WE ALL KNOW.

IT IS EXHAUSTING WHEN YOU'RE CONSTANTLY LIKE I SAID, WE'VE ALL HAD TEENAGERS HAD THEM.

BUT IT'S ONE OF THOSE THINGS WHERE I'M GLAD THAT WE'RE GOING TO REALLY FOCUS ON JUST BEING CONSISTENT ACROSS THE DISTRICT. I APPRECIATE THAT.

THE BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST, HOW MANY OF THOSE ARE WE PLANNING ON HAVING? IS THAT SOMETHING THAT THEY'RE GOING TO FLOAT FROM [NOISE] DIFFERENT CAMPUSES THAT THEY'RE GOING TO COVER. DO YOU KNOW?

>> JENNIFER CAN PROBABLY TALK ABOUT THIS A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN I CAN.

>> YEAH. WE'RE CURRENTLY GOING TO HAVE FIVE TO START THE SCHOOL YEAR.

THEIR JOB IS REALLY GOING TO WORK WITH CAMPUSES AS NEEDED.

THEY'LL WORK WITH OUR GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING DEPARTMENT WITH JENNIFER POWERS AND MINDY GREGORY.

THEIR FOCUS IS TO GO IN AND HELP CAMPUSES COME UP WITH ACTION PLANS.

IF THEY'VE GOT A GROUP OF KIDS THAT THEY'RE STRUGGLING WITH, THEY CAN GO IN AND COUNSEL WITH THOSE KIDS, HELP REDIRECT THOSE STUDENTS, HELP THOSE STUDENTS GET BACK ON TRACK, BUT ALSO PROVIDE SUPPORT AND RESOURCES FOR THE TEACHERS AND THE CAMPUSES AS WELL.

THEY WILL HAVE A HOUSE AT RL ANDERSON WHERE OTHER CURRICULUM PEOPLE WILL BE HOUSED.

BUT THE MAIN MAJORITY OF THEIR TIME THEY'LL BE ON INDIVIDUAL CAMPUSES.

>> THEN I'VE GOT A LOT OF QUESTIONS, SO YOU-ALL MAY WANT TO COME BACK TO ME. GO AHEAD.

>> ARE YOU DONE, MS. THOMAS?

>> YEAH.

>> I'LL JUST ECHO EVERYTHING EVERYBODY ELSE HAS SAID.

A QUESTION ON OUR MIDDLE SCHOOLS, DO ALL OF OUR MIDDLE SCHOOLS HAVE BADGES? [OVERLAPPING]

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>> THEY HAVE NOT, BUT THEY WILL THIS YEAR.

>> BECAUSE I THINK THAT'S A GOOD STEP RIGHT THERE, IF THEY'RE LEARNING HOW TO WEAR THERE.

THE EXPECTATION AT 7TH AND 8TH GRADE, THEY ARE HAVING TO WEAR AN ID.

I THINK IT MAKES THAT ADJUSTMENT IN HIGH SCHOOL A LITTLE BIT BETTER BECAUSE I KNOW JOB HAS HAD THEM FOREVER, AND THE IDS ARE A LITTLE BIT MORE VISIBLE AT LEGACY WHEN I'VE BEEN ON CAMPUS.

IT'S WHAT I'VE NOTICED, SO I THINK THAT'S GREAT THAT WE'RE DOING IT ON ALL OF THEM.

THE CAMPUS SAFETY SPECIALIST, ARE THOSE GOING TO BE JUST AT THE HIGH SCHOOLS? ARE THOSE JUST AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOLS, OR WE JUST PUT THEM ON A HIGH SCHOOL FOR RIGHT NOW?

>> RIGHT NOW, THEY'RE ONLY AT THE HIGH SCHOOLS.

>> THEN WHAT IS THEIR ACCOUNTABILITY BECAUSE YOU'RE PUTTING SOMEBODY ON THERE AND YOU'RE TRUSTING THAT THEY'RE GOING TO BE WANDERING THE SCHOOL AND CHECKING DOORS.

WHO ARE THEY CHECKING IN WITH? WHAT IS THEIR TIME-FRAME? ARE THEY THERE FROM THE TIME SCHOOL OPENS TILL THIS TIME SCHOOL ENDS? WHO ARE THEY CHECKING IN WITH?

>> WE'RE GOING TO TRAIN THEM, BUT ULTIMATELY, WHO'S RESPONSIBLE TO THEM IS GOING TO BE THE PRINCIPAL.

NOW WE'RE THINKING CURRENTLY, AND WE'RE KICKING THIS AROUND, BUT THERE'S GOING TO BE SOME CHECKLISTS THAT HAVE TO HAPPEN THROUGHOUT THE DAY ABOUT WHAT YOU'VE CHECKED PERIODICALLY.

IT'S LIKE YOU GO INTO PUBLIC RESTROOMS AND THAT'S WHO CLEANED IT, AT WHAT TIME? I'VE CHECKED THIS HALL, ALL THESE.

WHEN THEY'VE CHECKED OUT WITH THESE THINGS, THEY'RE ALSO WRITING DOWN EVERYTHING THAT'S WRONG, FIXING IT SO THAT WE HAVE DOCUMENTATION BECAUSE IT'S NOT ENOUGH JUST TO FIX IT.

WE'VE GOT A SITUATION WHERE WE HAVE TO GO IN FROM SAFETY AND SECURITY TO MAKE SURE WE RETRAIN AND MAKE SURE THAT THE PRINCIPAL KNOWS THAT EVERYBODY NEEDS TO KNOW.

RIGHT NOW, WE'RE KICKING AROUND THAT CHECKLIST OF WHAT WE'VE DONE, WHAT WE'VE CHECKED DAILY.

BUT THEY'RE ALSO GOING TO BE CHECKED IN WITH THE APS.

WE'RE STILL WORKING ON THAT.

IT'S NOT FULLY FLESHED OUT, HONESTLY.

>> BECAUSE THAT POSITION IS GOING TO BE TAKEN AS SERIOUS AS THAT CAMPUS PRINCIPAL IS GOING TO TAKE SAFETY, AND THAT VARIES ON THE SERIOUSNESS.

I'M JUST SAYING, WE'RE GOING TO PAY THIS PERSON TO BE ON THERE.

I JUST WANT THEM TO HAVE TO BE ACCOUNTABLE AND ACTUALLY DO THE JOB THAT WE'RE CHARGING THEM TO DO.

I DON'T WANT THEM TO JUST MAKE ONE LAP, AND THEN THEY GO SIT IN THE TEACHER'S LOUNGE AND WAIT A COUPLE MORE HOURS AND THEN GO.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE LITERALLY DOING THE JOB THAT WE'RE GOING TO ASSIGN THEM TO.

THERE NEEDS TO BE SOME ACCOUNTABILITY WHERE THEY'RE CHECKING IN.

>> AGREED.

>> MS. THOMAS, THIS IS A VERY RECENT DEVELOPMENT OF A POSITION, JUST IN THE LAST THREE WEEKS.

WE'RE REALLY STILL ARE DEVELOPING THIS AND FLESHING IT OUT FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR.

A PART OF THAT ACCOUNTABILITY IS GOING TO BE IN THE DATA BECAUSE AS WE TALKED ABOUT EARLIER, KIDS ARE GOING TO BE KIDS.

IF NO ONE'S BEING BROUGHT DOWN FOR BEING IN THE HALLWAY WHEN THEY'RE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE, THAT'S PROBABLY NOT ACCURATE.

BECAUSE KIDS ARE KIDS, AND SO WE SHOULD SEE THOSE TYPES OF THINGS.

WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO GO AROUND AS ADMINISTRATORS AND CHECK DOORWAYS.

IF THERE ARE DOORS THAT ARE PROPPED OPEN AND THOSE AREN'T BEING SEEN, THEN WE NEED TO BE HAVING SOME CONVERSATIONS.

SOME OF IT WILL JUST BE HERE IN THE WORK.

>> THAT'LL WORK IN PROGRESS?

>> YEAH.

>> THEN ONE MORE THING IS JUST WHEN YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT, I THINK IT WAS IN THE PART OF THE BEHAVIORAL ISSUE GIVEN THE COMMUNITY SERVICE.

ARE THEY GOING TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR TRACKING THEIR COMMUNITY SERVICE? ARE THEY GOING TO REPORT INTO THE COUNCIL?

>> I CREATED A CAMPUS-BASED COMMUNITY SERVICE DOCUMENT THAT THEY GET.

AN AP ASSIGNS A STUDENT CAMPUS-BASED COMMUNITY SERVICE OR OFF-CAMPUS COMMUNITY SERVICE, THEN THAT'S WHAT THEY USE TO TRACK IT AND BRING IT BACK.

IT'S GOT TO BE SIGNED. I'M SURE YOUR KIDS HAVE BROUGHT HOME COMMUNITY SERVICES FORMS LIKE, IF THEY'RE IN NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, OR KEY CLUB OR SOMETHING SIMILAR.

>> THANK YOU. I THINK THAT'S ALL I HAVE.

>> MR. CHAIRMAN.

>> YES. THANK YOU BOTH AGAIN FOR THE PRESENTATION.

YOU'VE ANSWERED MOST OF MY QUESTIONS.

ONE QUESTION THAT I DID HAVE WAS IN REGARDS TO THE CHOICES CLASS THAT YOU MENTIONED AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO IN-SCHOOL VERSUS OUT-OF-SCHOOL SUSPENSION.

CAN YOU JUST GO INTO A LITTLE MORE DEPTH WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE?

>> ABSOLUTELY. BECAUSE ONE, I HAD THAT WHEN I WAS A HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL IN ANOTHER DISTRICT.

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BASICALLY, WHAT IT DOES, IT HELPED.

A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND THIS AT BET DAEP, WE HAVE A CAP.

TEA LIMITS AS TO 15-TO-1 STUDENT TO STAFF MEMBER RATIO THERE.

WE REACHED THE POINT EVERY YEAR WHERE WE HAVE TO SHUT DOWN DISCRETIONARY PLACEMENTS, AND THEN THE ONLY THING THAT'S MANDATORY IS THAT THE STUDENT IS PLACED THERE.

THE NUMBER OF DAYS IS NOT.

THERE IS NOTHING THAT MANDATES HOW MANY DAYS THE STUDENT GOES THERE FROM TEA.

WHEN WE HAVE A CODE OF CONDUCT VIOLATION, THAT'S A MANDATORY PLACEMENT.

IF WE'VE REACHED OUR CAPACITY, THEN THAT MEANS I CAN SEND THAT KID BACK, I BRING ANOTHER KID BACK.

WHEN YOU HAVE A LOT OF DISCRETIONARY PLACEMENTS AT YOUR DAEP OR YOU'RE AT BET FOR US, THEN THAT BECOMES COMPLICATED.

LET'S SAY YOU HAVE A LARGE INFRACTION, AND I'VE HAD WHERE 12 KIDS WITH ALCOHOL.

SOME OF THEM BRINGS IT AND THEY'RE ALL TAKING SHOTS.

NOW, THIS CAMPUS HAS TO SEND, AS IT'S A MANDATORY PLACEMENT, 12 STUDENTS AT ONCE.

BY ADDING IN CHOICES, WHAT YOU'VE DONE IS YOU HAVE A MORE RESTRICTIVE ENVIRONMENT THAN ISS, BECAUSE ISS REALLY, IT'S A DISCIPLINARY SETTING, BUT IT'S NOT A LONG-TERM SETTING.

IT'S NOT A SETTING. I'M OUT OF DRESS CODE.

MOM IS BRINGING ME SOMETHING, SO I'M IN ISS UNTIL MY CLOTHES GET THERE.

OR I GOT SENT OUT OF CLASS.

I WAS DISRESPECTFUL FOR A TEACHER.

I'M GOING TO BE ON ISS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE DAY OR THE REMAINDER OF THE PERIOD.

SOMETIMES IT IS A RESULT OF AN ALTERCATION.

BUT WE'VE GOT IT RESOLVED.

WE'RE GOING TO SPEND SOME TIME IN ISS.

CHOICES WILL ALLOW US TO DO MORE OF A DISCRETIONARY, LONGER-TERM.

I HATE USING THAT WORD, BUT BASICALLY, THAT'S WHAT IT IS.

MORE DAYS INSTEAD OF TAKING THAT STUDENT GOING TO DAEP OR BET FOR A DISCRETIONARY PLACEMENT.

WE'RE STILL FINALIZING WHAT THE DIFFERENCES LOOK LIKE.

YOU CAN DO A DIFFERENT ENTRY IN ARRIVAL.

IF YOU HAVE CHOICES, THIS IS YOUR ENTRANCE.

YOU'D HAVE TO ARRIVE 10 MINUTES EARLY.

YOU DON'T GET TO GO GET BREAKFAST.

IF YOU HAVE ISS STILL GOT TO GO CAFETERIA MORNING, GET YOUR BREAKFAST, WHATEVER.

IF YOU'RE CHOICES, YOU GO STRAIGHT TO THE ROOM.

WE DELIVER BREAKFAST, WE DELIVER LUNCH.

YOU TURN IN ALL DEVICES.

YOU COULD IMPLEMENT A DRESS CODE FOR STUDENTS THAT ARE IN CHOICES AS WELL.

IT JUST GIVES YOU THAT FLEXIBILITY OF THAT PRINCIPAL, AND TO PLACE A STUDENT IN ANOTHER SETTING RATHER THAN SEND THAT STUDENT TO DAEP FOR SOMETHING THAT MAYBE WOULDN'T RESULT BECAUSE WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY OTHER OPTIONS BEFORE.

>> EACH PRINCIPAL ON EACH CAMPUS, WILL THEY DECIDE WHICH INFRACTIONS GO WHERE OR THERE WILL BE A SCHEME? [OVERLAPPING]

>> MAINLY THE AP, AND SO EVERY ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, BASED ON RDI OR CAMPUS BEHAVIOR COORDINATORS, AND SO, YES.

THIS IS GOING TO BE OUR IMPLEMENTATION YEAR, SO I WILL HAVE A LOT OF DISCUSSION WITH THEM.

BUT WE ALSO HAVE SEVERAL ADMINISTRATORS NOW THAT HAVE COME FROM DISTRICTS WITH THIS.

I'VE LEANED ON THEM TOO, AND HOW DID YOU DO IT IN THAT DISTRICT? THESE ARE THE IDEAS THAT WE'RE HAVING, SO WE'RE STILL FLESHING THAT OUT, BUT YES, WE WILL DEVELOP CONSISTENCY.

>> MS. BORON, YOU HAD SOME QUESTIONS.

>> ANOTHER QUESTION IS, WHAT ARE WE DOING RIGHT NOW TO MAKE SURE THAT TEACHERS ARE FEELING SUPPORTED AND BEING HEARD? THIS IS A HUGE STEP RIGHT HERE, I WILL SAY THAT, BUT I HEAR FROM SO MANY TEACHERS OR TEACHERS THAT HAVE LEFT THAT JUST SAY, WE DIDN'T FEEL SUPPORTED, THEY'RE NOT ENFORCING DISCIPLINE.

I UNDERSTAND RESTORATIVE PRACTICES ARE NOT IN PLACE OF DISCIPLINE, BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE IN SOME CASES, THEY MIGHT BE IMPLEMENTED THAT WAY OR BEING PERCEIVED THAT WAY.

HOW ARE WE GOING TO COMMUNICATE TO TEACHERS THAT WE HAVE YOUR BACK, WE'RE TAKING YOUR REFERRAL SERIOUSLY.

WE'RE GOING TO DO WHATEVER WE CAN TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUR CLASS OPERATES IN THE MANNER THAT IT WAS INTENDED TO.

THAT'S A LOT OF THE FEEDBACK THAT I KNOW, AND I KNOW OTHER BOARD MEMBERS ARE HEARING FROM TEACHERS, IT'S WE CAN'T EVEN CONTROL THE CLASSROOM RIGHT NOW BECAUSE WE'RE HAVING SO MANY DISCIPLINE ISSUES.

>> I THINK NUMBER 1, THERE'S NO ONE THING THAT'S GOING TO FIX THAT.

ONE, WE HAVE TO DO THE THINGS THAT WE JUST SAID WE'RE GOING TO DO AND DO THEM WELL, AND THEN WE JUST HAVE TO CONTINUE PROVIDING SUPPORT.

I DON T KNOW. ONCE WE IMPLEMENT A FEW OF THESE THINGS, WE GET DATA BACK, WE LOOK AT IT AND WE START HEARING FROM TEACHERS.

THEN WE CAN START DEALING WITH THE NEXT THING.

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NOW, I WILL ALSO TELL YOU THAT JENNIFER YOUNG AND I ARE IN A NATIONAL COHORT ABOUT TEACHER SATISFACTION IN THAT VERY THING.

WE'RE LEARNING STRATEGIES AS WELL ON HOW TO SUPPORT TEACHERS, MAKE TEACHERS FEEL SUPPORTED, AND IT IS CERTAINLY A TOUGH, TOUGH YEAR FOR ALL OF US.

WE'VE GOT TO MAKE THEM FEEL LIKE THEY'RE SUPPORTED AND VALUABLE, WHICH THEY ARE, BUT WE'VE GOT TO PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS.

CAN I TELL YOU EVERYTHING THAT WE'RE GOING TO DO? NO. WE'RE STILL WORKING IN OUR COHORT OF EAB, AND WE GOT THESE THINGS THAT ARE GOING TO BE IN PLACE, AND WE'LL STILL BE LOOKING TO SEE WHAT'S NEXT.

>> MR. ROGERS I COULD ADD TO THAT REALLY A LOT OF IT TOO IS JUST BEING INTENTIONAL ABOUT FINDING WAYS TO GET INPUT FROM TEACHERS AND TO GET FEEDBACK FROM TEACHERS AND NOT SO MUCH QUANTITATIVE DATA, WHICH IS MORE IN THE PAST WE'VE RECEIVED.

WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO LOOK PERCENTAGE WISE ON HOW PEOPLE FEEL AND WE'VE ALLOWED FOR COMMENTS AS WELL, BUT ALSO INCLUDING THAT QUALITATIVE ASPECT OF ACTUALLY ASKING GROUPS OF TEACHERS PROBING QUESTIONS.

WE'VE STARTED THAT PROCESS IN THE SPRING WE'LL REALLY KICK IT OFF MORE IN THE FALL AS MR. WRIGHT SAID "WE'VE REALLY JUST BEGUN THE PROCESS," SO THEY'RE ALL PROBABLY ARE AWARE IN THE SPRINGTIME BEFORE THE AB INITIATIVE, DR. CANTU SPEARHEADED AN EFFORT WHERE WE MET WITH A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT EMPLOYEE GROUPS TO GAUGE REALLY JUST HOW TO ENHANCE THEIR EXPERIENCE OVERALL.

WE'LL CONTINUE THE WORK WE HAD ALREADY BEGUN.

BUT REALLY RAMPED IT UP THIS PAST SCHOOL YEAR AND WE'LL CONTINUE WITH JUST BEING INTENTIONAL NOT JUST GETTING INFORMATION ABOUT HOW MANY TEACHERS FEEL A CERTAIN WAY OR WHAT PERCENTAGE, BUT EXACTLY WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE AND THEN WHAT WE CAN DO IN TURN TO HELP WITH THAT.

I THINK JUST GLOBALLY, THOSE ARE SOME WAYS THAT WE'RE HELPING TO GARNER WHAT WE CAN DO TO MAKE TEACHERS AND EMPLOYEES FEEL LIKE THEY'RE MORE HEARD AND SUPPORTED.

>> I APPRECIATE THAT. I THINK JUST BEING INTENTIONAL IN GENERAL ABOUT ALL OF THIS IS GOING TO MAKE SUCH A HUGE DIFFERENCE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. ONE MORE QUESTION AND THEN I'LL BE DONE.

SLIDE 43, IT WAS THE [INAUDIBLE] SCHOOL REPORT CARD AND THEN JUST THE MISUNDERSTANDING OF WHAT DOESN'T COUNT AGAINST IT.

DANGEROUS ACTS, BANNED SUBSTANCES.

WHO DO WE REPORT THESE NUMBERS TO AND WHAT DOES THAT EFFECT?

>> WE REPORT IT TO TEA.

WHEN IT AFFECTS US, IS WHEN WE HAVE TOO HIGH OF A NUMBER AND A SUBCATEGORY OR IN SPECIAL ED OR A SUB-POP.

THAT CAN AFFECT US AT THE STATE LEVEL OR OFTEN AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL.

THEY'LL GIVE US, GO AHEAD

>> I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY, IN WHAT WAYS IS IT AFFECT US?

>> FUNDING FEDERAL DOLLARS, ESPECIALLY WITH SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS.

YOU'VE PROBABLY HEARD ME SAY THE RDA REPORT, WHICH IS RESULTS DRIVEN ACCOUNTABILITY.

YOU GET PERFORMANCE LEVELS APPLIED BASED ON YOUR DISCIPLINE AND HOW YOU'RE APPLYING CONSEQUENCES.

IT'S REPORTED OUT THAT WAY BY THOSE SUBGROUPS, BY SPECIAL POPULATIONS.

THEN WE GET THAT FEEDBACK AND WE GET ASSIGNED A PERFORMANCE LEVEL AND THEN WE, DEPENDING ON HOW MANY YEARS YOU'RE ON THAT PERFORMANCE LEVEL, YOU GET TARGETED NEEDS OF IMPROVEMENT AND THEN YOU PUT AN IMPROVEMENT PLAN.

BUT IF YOU ULTIMATELY ARE NOT ABLE TO MAKE THE PROPER CHANGES, YES, YOU CAN LOSE FEDERAL FUNDING.

MONEY, WHICH MEANS STAFF.

>> I THINK THAT MY FELLOW TRUSTEES HAVE TOUCHED ON JUST ABOUT EVERY ASPECT.

OUR BIGGEST CONCERN, I THINK YOU CAN TELL ACROSS THE BOARD LITERALLY IS, MAKING SURE OUR TEACHERS AND OUR STAFF FEEL SUPPORTED AND KNOWING THAT THERE'S SOME GUIDANCE TO MAKE IT, KEYWORD UNIVERSAL DISTRICT WIDE.

BECAUSE I THINK THAT IT JUST SHOWS WHEN WE'RE HAVING SUCH DIFFERENT NUMBERS AT DIFFERENT CAMPUSES.

I THINK THAT GOES BACK TOO AS YOU REPORTING BEING ANOTHER WORD, FIDELITY BEING ANOTHER WORD.

MY OVERALL THOUGHTS ON THIS IS THAT WHEN WE ARE

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NOT PULLING OUR WEIGHT WITH DISCIPLINE, SO TO SAY.

I'M TIRED [LAUGHTER], IT'S THE BEST WORDS I HAVE RIGHT NOW.

BUT I'M POURING OUR WEIGHT WITH DISCIPLINES, SO TO SAY IT'S AFFECTING OUR STUDENTS GREATLY AS WELL AS OUR STAFF, IN ONE AND THE SAME AS FAR AS IT'S NOT SHOWING THEM THE LOVE AND THE SUPPORT THAT THEY BOTH NEED AND THE GUIDANCE.

IT IS A BIG DEAL AND I DO APPRECIATE THAT YOU GUYS ARE LISTENING IN JENNIFER STOKE, THAT JENNIFER AND ACTUALLY THIS JENNIFER TOO MUST BE THE KEY NAME.

BUT BOTH OF YOU GUYS, ALL FOUR OF YOU REALLY MENTIONED HOW TRYING TO REALLY LISTEN TO OUR STAFF AND NOT JUST GO OFF THE DATA.

I UNDERSTAND THAT DATA IS SHOWS US WHERE THERE WAS A PROBLEM.

BUT YOU GUYS ARE ACTUALLY TRYING TO IDENTIFY AND HELP.

I KNOW JENNIFER YOUNG HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD WHEN SHE MENTIONED IF THE TEACHERS WERE NOT GETTING.

I WRITE IF I'M A CLASSROOM TEACHER AND I WRITE A REFERRAL AND THE KID COMES RIGHT BACK IN [LAUGHTER] AND LOOKING AT ME GOING, "HEY, I'M BACK." RIGHT OFF THE BAT, THERE'S THE LIVES OF SCORE.

BUT WE KNOW, AND I'M GLAD THAT JENNIFER STOKE MENTIONED IT, THAT THERE'S A LOT MORE TO THAT FOR OUR STAFF RIGHT NOW.

AGAIN, WE'RE FILLING OUR STUDENTS WHEN WE DON'T WHOLLY SUPPORT THEM AND LOVE THEM AND DISCIPLINE AS PART OF THAT.

>> I AGREE.

>> I THINK THAT'S IT FOR NOW.

>> FEEL GOOD.

>> ALL GOOD.

THANK YOU. PUT ME OFF.

[11. Public Hearing]

>> THIS TAKES US TO ITEM 11 OR PUBLIC HEARING. DR. CANTU.

>> I SEE MICHELLE TRUNEGAD GETTING UP RIGHT NOW.

I'D LIKE TO INVITE HER TO COME FORWARD AND SHARE SOME BUDGET INFORMATION FOR YOU PRIOR TO THE HEARING.

>> THANK YOU, DR. CANTU.

MADAM PRESIDENT, BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

THIS IS A PUBLIC HEARING THAT WE HAVE TONIGHT, THAT WE'RE CONDUCTING AND IT'S OUR FINAL PRESENTATION AS WE GO TO THE CONCLUSION OF ADOPTING THE 2022-2023 BUDGET THAT BEGINS JULY FIRST, 2022, AND WE'LL END JUNE 30TH, 2023.

I WILL GO OVER THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS.

THE MAY 17TH BUDGET WORKSHOP WAS PRETTY IN DEPTH AND THERE'S JUST A FEW CHANGES THAT WE HAVE.

YOU HEARD EARLIER AND YES, MY FRIENDS, WE ARE AWESOME.

I LOVED IT, BECAME A NICE BRAGGING RIGHT BETWEEN ALL OUR DEPARTMENTS, BUT THAT'S A GREAT THING AND I REALLY LIKED THE SCHOLARSHIP COMPETITION.

I'M THINKING THAT MIGHT BE A GRANT COMPETITION. HERE WE GO.

DECISION PRIORITIES WE ALL BASED OUR BUDGET BASED ON THESE DECISIONS THROUGH THE LENS.

YOU CAN SEE RIGHT THERE WHAT THOSE WERE AND THE IMPACT.

WE TALKED ABOUT THE ATTENDANT'S PERCENTAGE.

LET ME GO BACK A LITTLE BIT QUICK THERE.

YOU PROBABLY DON'T MIND, BUT THE PROPERTY TAX RELIEF THAT TOOK PLACE SECOND YEAR, 2019 WAS A LEGISLATIVE SESSION ON THAT.

IT'S A COMPRESSED TAX RATE.

IT'S WHAT THEY CALL TIA ONE.

I'M NOT GOING TO GET INTO ALL THAT, BUT IT'S HOLD HARMLESS.

WE'RE WAITING ON THAT.

WHAT WAS GOING TO TAKE PLACE FOR '21-'22? THE LAST INFORMATION WE HAVE ON THAT, IS THAT THE FIRST FOUR, SIX WEEKS ARE HELD HARMLESS COMPARED TO THE 2018-'19 AS YOU HEARD EARLIER IN THE PRESENTATION, THAT WAS THE LAST REAL YEAR THAT WE HAD A NON-COVID.

THEY TOOK IT TO THAT, WHICH I GO THROUGH THAT IN JUST A MINUTE IN THE FEDERAL FUNDING, ALL OF THE ASSISTANCE THAT WE'RE RECEIVING FROM THAT.

AS WE FINISH OUT OUR FRAMEWORK ON HERE TO PLAN OUR BUDGET, WE HAD TO START FROM THAT POINT A TO POINT B, AND WE'RE ALREADY WORKING ON NEXT YEAR, YEAR AFTER THAT.

AS PLANNED AND PREPARED, WE SET OUR INSTRUCTIONAL PRIORITIES, WE PAY FOR THOSE PRIORITIES AND THEN WE IMPLEMENT THE PLAN.

BUT THE BIGGEST THING IS ENSURE SUSTAINABILITY AT THE END.

THE BUDGET CALENDAR, WE'VE GONE THROUGH ALL OF THOSE.

CHECK, THEN NOW WE'RE HERE TONIGHT ON THE 28TH TO ADOPT THE BUDGET.

THEN ON JULY 25TH, WE'LL RECEIVE OUR FINAL CERTIFIED VALUES FROM THE APPRAISAL DISTRICT, WHICH WILL DRIVE OUR PROPERTY TAX COLLECTIONS, WHICH WILL ALSO DRIVE OUR TAX RATE COMPRESSION.

TEA WILL CALCULATE THAT TAX RATE ON THE TIER 1 COMPRESSED RATE.

THEY WILL CALCULATE THAT TAX RATE BASED ON THE NUMBERS WE PROVIDE TO THEM FROM THE APPRAISAL DISTRICTS.

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WE DON'T KNOW EXACTLY THAT FINAL COMPRESSED TAX RATE UNTIL IT'S APPROVED.

WE WILL TAKE THAT TO Y'ALL IN AUGUST FOR APPROVAL, WHICH IS RIGHT THERE, AUGUST 23RD IS WHEN WE ADOPT THAT TAX RATE.

ALL OF THESE THINGS ARE PART OF THE BUDGET.

WE'VE GONE OVER EVERY ONE OF THOSE.

WHAT WAS IN THE VATRE AND ALL THE DIFFERENT HIGHLIGHTS THAT TAKE PLACE IN THERE.

AS WELL AS VISION 2030 AND THE PIECES THAT DR. SCOTT WENT OVER WITH YOU ALL ON THAT.

INDEPENDENCIES AND RESOURCES RIGHT HERE WE'RE STILL IN THE MYTHS THAT HASN'T CHANGED ANYTHING.

LOOKING AT ROUND THE CIRCLE THAT WE'RE ADOPTING THAT BUDGET TONIGHT, WE'RE STILL WAITING ON THAT SNAPSHOT ENROLLMENT, THAT'S IN OCTOBER, THAT DRIVES THAT FUNDING.

WE'RE STILL WAITING ON THE PROPERTY VALUES JULY 25TH, THE NEW TAX RATE THAT I JUST DESCRIBED WILL NOT BE KNOWN UNTIL LATER IN AUGUST.

ANY LEGISLATIVE CHANGES IN ACTUALLY, WE'RE FINDING OUT WITH THE MENTAL HEALTH, THERE'S SOME $100 MILLION THAT'S GOING ON IN THE STATE CONVERSATIONS BETWEEN THE SPEAKER AND ABBOTT.

WE KNOW ABOUT THAT AND THAT COULD TAKE PLACE.

WE HAVE A COMMISSIONERS CALL ON THURSDAY THAT COULD CHANGE SOMETHING THAT MIGHT COME UP WITH WHAT WE JUST HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH SAFETY AND SECURITY.

THEN WE HAVE FEDERAL FUNDING THAT THOSE NUMBERS THAT COME OUT FROM ESSER.

ALL OF THOSE, THAT'S A BIG CRYSTAL BALL.

WE'VE GONE OVER HOW THAT HAPPENS WITH THIS STATE AID AND THE PROPERTY VALUES AND REALLY WHAT DRIVES OUR FUNDING IS ENROLLMENT.

IT'S ENROLLMENT NOW.

IT'S THE WAY IT GOES UP AND DOWN, UP AND DOWN, UP AND DOWN.

BUT NOW IT'S BASED ON ENROLLMENT.

WHAT WE MEAN BY THAT WAS THAT, THE GRAPH THERE OR THAT TABLE THERE SHOWS THAT IN THIS PARTICULAR YEAR.

SOME NINE PERCENT, 10,PERCENT,11 PERCENT AND 12 PERCENT.

THOSE ARE THE EXAMPLES THAT HAPPENS NO MATTER WHERE OUR PROPERTY VALUES LAND.

THAT IS WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN, THE TAX REVENUE MIGHT GO UP, THE REVENUE GOES DOWN AND THEN IT'S A NEUTRALITY THERE.

THE ENROLLMENT IS WHAT WILL DRIVE THAT.

THEN OF COURSE, THE EXEMPTION DID GO UP FOR THE HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION IN THE LAST MAY ELECTION.

THE SECOND PIECE OF THAT CONSTITUTION THAT WAS VOTED OUT IN MAY WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE 2023 YEAR.

NOT THIS YEAR, BUT NEXT YEAR.

THAT WAS THE $65 THAT FROZEN.

ON THE PROPERTY VALUES FOR WATCHING THAT.

THE BIGGEST THING IS OF COURSE, I KEEP SAYING I FEEL LIKE A BROKEN RECORD, BUT EVERY YEAR I SAID IT'S A RECORD PROPERTY PROTESTS.

EVERY YEAR, I KEEP SAYING [LAUGHTER] THAT BECAUSE IT'S HIGHER THAN NEXT YEAR.

WE HAVE A LARGE AMOUNT OF PROTEST, THERE'S IS, EVERY DISTRICT IS.

IT'S ABOUT FOUR BILLION AND IT'S STILL WORKING ITSELF OUT.

MAY 16TH, I THINK MIGHT HAVE BEEN THE DAY WENT OUT, BUT WE ARE MONITORING THAT AND IT'S STAYING REALLY CLOSE TO WHERE OUR PROJECTION IS AT 10 PERCENT.

SITTING RIGHT THERE, WHICH WOULD DROP THE TAX RATE TO THE 1.3831.

AS YOU NOTICE, THAT'S ABOUT 3.5 CENTS LESS THAN IT IS ESTIMATED FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR.

AGAIN, WE'RE NOT ADOPTING THE TAX RATE YET, BUT THAT IS THE GIVE YOU THE IDEA OF WHERE WE THINK WE'RE GOING TO LAND VERY CLOSE.

THAT WAS A HOLD HARMLESS THAT WE'VE TALKED ABOUT EARLIER, THAT HASN'T CHANGED, BUT YOU CAN SAY THAT ATTENDANCE RATE, WELL, ACTUALLY 1920S WHAT THEY REFERRED TO BECAUSE 1920S WAS THE ACTUAL REAL FIRST FOUR, SIX WEEKS FOR AS GOOD AS ABNORMAL YEAR.

THAT'S WHY THEY USE 1920 BECAUSE THEY ONLY REFERRED TO THE FIRST FOUR, SIX-WEEKS.

THAT WAS AT 96. THAT'S HOW WE NORMALLY ARE, A LITTLE OVER 96 PERCENT.

THE ATTENDANCE RATE, THIS IS JUST THE SHOWING YOU THE HOLD HARMLESS ON THOSE GRAPHS, AND THEN WHAT'S 2023 GOING TO LOOK LIKE? GOING INTO THIS NEXT YEAR? WE'RE HOPING IT'S ALL GREAT.

EVERYBODY IS READY TO GO.

FEDERAL FUNDING ASSISTANCE, THOSE ARE YOUR NUMBERS, THIS HASN'T CHANGED.

I LIKE TO KEEP THIS OUT HERE TO SHOW WHAT MANSFIELD AS THE RECEIVED AND THE PORTIONS FROM THE TOTAL OF THE STATE ON THE THREE DIFFERENT ESSER FUNDS.

I WILL SAY THE ONLY THING THAT CHANGED ON HERE WAS THAT WE UPDATED THIS MONTH FROM MARCH 31ST, 2022 WHEN I PRESENTED THIS AT THE WORKSHOP TO THE APRIL 30TH.

OUR CUMULATIVE EXPENDITURES WENT UP TO ABOUT A LITTLE OVER 11 MILLION.

AGAIN, THE FUNDS REMAINING DOESN'T MEAN IT'S SITTING OUT THERE TO BE ALLOCATED.

IT'S ALREADY ALLOCATED.

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IT JUST NEEDS TO BE USED, WHICH WE HAVE PLANNED.

FEDERAL FUNDING ASSISTANCE IS RIGHT HERE.

YOU CAN SEE THIS IS THE PART THAT'S THE ESSER 1, 2, AND 3.

YOU CAN GO ONLINE THAT WE SHOWED LAST TIME TELLING YOU THE DIFFERENT PERCENTAGES OF WHERE THOSE POTS OF MONEY GO TO.

THIS SHOWS YOU, THE ESSER 3 ENDS AT 2024 IS VERY CRITICAL THAT WE PAY ATTENTION TO THAT, AND HOW WE FUND AND HOW WE'RE MONITORING THAT.

I SHARED LAST TIME WITH YOU ALL THAT WE REALLY WORK HARD TO DO THE ONETIME EXPENDITURES, AND 94 PERCENT OF THAT ESSER 3 MONEY IS ONETIME EXPENDITURES.

THERE IS A PORTION THAT WILL HAVE TO REEVALUATE.

WELL, ALL OF IT IS LIKE CONTRACTS ARE THINGS THAT WE HAVE THAT WE CAN'T REALLY GET OUT OF.

WE KNOW WE'VE GOT TO DO THOSE AND WE'LL DEAL WITH THAT.

HERE'S WHAT THE ESSER FUNDS FISCAL CLIFF LOOKS LIKE.

LIKE I SAID, IT'S NOT JUST ESSER FUNDS FISCAL CLIFF.

IT'S A LOT OF THINGS FISCAL CLIFF.

IF ENROLLMENT ISN'T GROWING, THAT COULD BE A FISCAL CLIFF.

THESE ARE THINGS, BUT THEY WANT US TO NOTIFY THE COMMUNITY, THE BOARD, EVERYBODY, THAT THIS IS HAPPENING, AND THEN WE HAVE TO BE GOOD STEWARDS OF THE TAXPAYER DOLLARS.

HERE IS THAT FUNDING OVERVIEW WHAT I SHOWED YOU AND WHERE YOU CAN GO ON THE WEBSITE TO LOOK AT THAT AND THE DRIVE THERE.

THEN [LAUGHTER] THIS IS AN UPDATE ON THIS, SO WE HAD SOME SAVINGS ON OUR PROMETHEAN BOARDS QUITE A BIT.

THAT WAS IN A BID. THAT WAS ON OUR ESSER FUNDS.

WE USE THE FUND SAVINGS ON THAT RE-ALLOCATED TO OUR BILINGUAL PROGRAM.

WE'VE GROWN PROBABLY MORE IN THAT PROGRAM PERCENTAGE WISE IN ANY OF THE OTHERS AS FAR AS PROGRAMS AND WHEN THEY DO THE LITTLE SPOT.

INSTRUCTIONAL COACHES FOR BILINGUAL PROGRAM, ONE PARENT LIAISON, AND THEN A BILINGUAL STIPENDS WILL GO FROM 3,680-5,500.

THAT WASN'T ANALYSIS AND A MARKET ANALYSIS THAT WE DID IN COMPARABLE TO OTHER SURROUNDING DISTRICTS.

GENERAL FUND 22 PRELIMINARY BUDGET.

NOTHING CHANGED ON HERE.

WE'RE STILL ESTIMATING OUR FUND BALANCE.

THIS IS WHEN IT GETS TO JUNE 28TH IN YOUR FISCAL YEAR ENDS JUNE 30TH.

IT'S A LOT OF STILL MOVING PARTS.

WE STILL HAVE A LOT OF THINGS THAT WE GET TO RECEIVE IN, A LOT OF THINGS THAT WE GET TO MAKE SURE THAT THE INVOICE GETS PAID OR THOSE KIND OF THINGS ARE STILL HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.

THE IMPORTANT THING I REALLY DO WANT YOU TO SEE OVER HERE IS THAT TAX RATE AND 1.4183, HOW IT'S GONE DOWN FROM 2018, 19 AT A $1.54 AND EVERY YEAR THIS IS HOW THAT PROPERTY TAX COMPRESSION HAS BEEN WORKING.

INCLUDING WITH THE VATRE.

THEN HERE'S A PRELIMINARY BUDGET.

THIS IS YOUR ENROLLMENT CHANGE.

WE'RE GOING WITH AN ESTIMATE OF 35,849, WHICH IS ACTUALLY RIGHT IN LINE IN SYNC WITH THE DEMOGRAPHERS A LITTLE BIT LESS THAN OUR DEMOGRAPHERS, AND TEMPLETON, WHO HAVE A BETTER IDEA WITH THEIR REPORTS NOW BECAUSE THEY'VE ALREADY GONE THROUGH THE COVID THING WHEN THEY FIRST DID IT, THEY WERE LIKE, WELL, WE DIDN'T EXPECT COVID TO HIT IT A LITTLE HIGH, BUT NOW IT'S MORE REALITY.

THEN WE ALSO LOOKED AT WHERE WE WERE SPRAYING TO GOING INTO THE NEXT YEAR.

IT FITS RIGHT IN LINE.

I THINK WE TALKED THAT LAST TIME IT WAS A 95.5 PERCENT ATTENDANCE RATE IS PART OF THE BUDGET AND I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT TOO.

THERE'S MIGHT BE A LITTLE BIT OF CONSERVATIVE THERE.

I'M HOPING THAT IT'S 97 PERCENT, IT WOULD BE GREAT.

BUT THIS IS YOUR BUDGET.

THIS HAS NOT CHANGED.

THOSE SHOWS YOU, WE'VE GONE THROUGH EVERY ONE OF THOSE AND THE REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES.

IT'S A BALANCED BUDGET.

YOU'D SAY, WELL, HOW AM I ABLE TO DO A BALANCED BUDGET WHEN I'M DOING ALL THESE FTES AND ALL THAT STUFF.

WE'RE DOING THINGS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT AND THAT IS HOW WE'RE MAKING IT WORK DUE TO THE SALARY BUDGET.

THIS IS EVERY SEAT TAKEN FROM THE ENTIRE YEAR.

THE CONTRACT OF THAT PERSON IS PART OF THIS BUDGET.

MEANING THAT FIRST DAY OF THAT CONTRACT, THAT WHOLE SALARIES, PART OF THAT SALARY BUDGET, THAT NEVER HAPPENS.

I MEAN, WE HAVE PEOPLE COMING IN LATER.

WE HAVE THEM LEAVING.

OR WE ALSO WHEN WE BUDGET FOR THEM, WE ASSUME THEY TAKE THE MEDICAL INSURANCE.

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THAT'S ANOTHER THING, AND WE ARE ALSO BASE IT ON A MIDPOINT RANGE, WHICH IS A LITTLE HIGHER THAN WE NORMALLY DO WHEN THEY COME IN AS AN ENTRY-LEVEL OR LOWER EXPERIENCE.

THERE WAS SOME SAVINGS JUST IN THAT ALONE.

BUT ON TOP OF THAT, WE DO HAVE VACANCIES THAT ARE JUST ACROSS ALL DISTRICTS ACROSS THE NATION.

GOING FROM NORMALLY WE HAVE AROUND THE LAST TWO YEARS WE WERE PUTTING MONEY INTO FUND BALANCE AND A LOT OF IT WAS DUE TO THE SALARY BUDGET.

TWO MILLION, WE'RE STILL ESTIMATING THAT.

I'M GOING TO TELL YOU RIGHT NOW IT'S GOING UP AND DOWN.

WHEN I SAY UP AND DOWN, I MEAN, WE'RE WATCHING THINGS COME IN, THAT'S A CONSERVATIVE NUMBER.

THE BUDGET FOR THIS YEAR SALARY 97.3 PERCENT.

THAT'S HOW WE'RE DOING THE BALANCED BUDGET.

THEN ON THE PROJECTIONS, THIS WAS JUST A CONSERVATIVE IS REALLY NOT A LOT OF CHANGES IN HERE, BUT I WANT TO POINT OUT THAT IT DOESN'T INCLUDE ANY CHANGES IN THE SALARIES FOR RAISES OR ANYTHING.

IT'S JUST A VERY SIMPLE BALLPARK TO SHOW YOU.

WE LOOKED AT SOME NUMBERS AND WHAT THE TAX RATE COULD DO AND WHAT WE THINK ENROLLMENT MIGHT DO.

ON THE GENERAL FUND THAT THE FTES THERE WAS A FEW CHANGES.

YOU HEARD MR. GATES TALK ABOUT THE BEHAVIOR INTERVENTION CENTER, THE TEACHER AND THE AID, AND THEN THE SIX CAMPUS SECURITY SPECIALIST THAT'S BEEN ADDED.

THERE WAS THE ACTIVE CARE INSURANCE AND HOW WE HAVE OUR EMPLOYEE CLINIC FOR STAFF.

THIS HASN'T CHANGED ON THE STUDENT NUTRITION, BUT I WILL SAY THAT THE REIMBURSEMENT RATE WAS JUST RECENTLY RELEASED TO INCREASE LUNCHES, BY $0.40 DUE TO THE INCREASE IN THE FOOD COST.

THEN I THINK THE BREAKFASTS WAS $0.15, I THINK, ON THE MEAL FOR THE BREAKFAST.

THAT WILL HELP WITH THE INCREASE IN THE PRICE.

THEY AREN'T DOING THE SAME FREE MEALS FOR EVERYBODY.

I MEAN, YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARD THAT THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF ADVOCACY OR A LOT OF PUSH TO THE LEGISLATORS TO TRY TO CHANGE THAT.

I DON'T THINK IT'S GETTING MUCH PUSH ON THAT.

WE'RE HAPPY TO HEAR THAT.

THERE'S A HUGE INTERRUPT BY COSTS, BUT THEN THE DEBT SERVICE, IT'S TINY, 36 CENTS AND IT'S A BALANCED BUDGET.

WE GET TO THE VERY END.

I SHOW THIS BECAUSE THIS IS ALL THE FUNDS THAT I'M ASKING YOU TO ADOPT BY LAW UNDER TEXAS EDUCATION CODE 44, CHAPTER 44, GENERAL FUND DEBT, SERVICE FUND, AND STUDENT NUTRITION FUND ARE THE THREE FUNDS THAT WE NEED TO ADOPT, AND BY FUNCTION.

THIS IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE YOUR FINAL BUDGET AMENDMENT IS PART OF THIS AND PART OF YOUR APPROVAL TONIGHT AS WELL, DOWN IN THE BUSINESS ITEMS. WE HAVE TO BE VERY, VERY CAREFUL NOT TO GO OVER THAT FUNCTION AT THE VERY END OF THE YEAR WHEN WE SPEND.

THIS IS OUR BUDGET BY FUNCTION.

THEN THERE IT IS, LIGHT OUT.

I'M NOT GOING THROUGH ALL OF THOSE NUMBERS.

YOU HAVE HAD A LONG NIGHT.

THERE'S THE PROPOSED TAX RATE AT THE BOTTOM, THE DOLLAR TWO, THREE, ONE, AND THE 36 CENTS FOR THE DEBT SERVICE SIDE.

THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE ON OUR WEBSITE.

I THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO BE THE FIRST ONE TO PUT THIS IN A PRESENTATION. I WAS WRONG.

MR. RIGHT, BEAT ME TO IT.

[LAUGHTER] IT'S BEAUTIFUL. THANK YOU, MR. WILLIAMS AND YOUR TEAM FOR HELPING THAT.

THEN BOTTOM LINE IS, BUDGET FOR 22, 23 SUPPORTS A VISION 2030.

IT PROVIDES A FOUR PERCENT RAISE AND NOAH INCREASE IN THE MEDICAL INSURANCE PREMIUMS DUE TO THE FEDERAL FUNDS ASSISTANT WITH THE STATE.

REDUCTION IN OVERALL TAX RATE OF A LITTLE OVER 3.5 PENNIES ESTIMATED BALANCED BUDGET GENERAL FUND AND THE DEBT SERVICE SIDE AND IT'S MAINTAINING 25 PERCENT OF EXPENDITURES AND THE GENERAL FUND BALANCE.

THIS LAST PIECE WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS ADDED AND THE REASON WE PUT THIS IN HERE, AND WE CAN HAVE SOME FLEXIBILITY ON THIS IS DUE TO THE FACT, NUMBER 1, THERE IS MORE SUPPLY CHAIN ISSUES THAN WE'VE EVER HAD AND TYPICALLY, WE TELL CAMPUSES OR DEPARTMENTS, SORRY, THEY DIDN'T COME IN, YOU SHOULD ORDERED WAY BACK WHEN.

THAT'S WHY WE HAVE A PO CUTOFF BUT BECAUSE THEY ORDER STUFF WAY BACK WHEN AND THEN THE STUFF DIDN'T COME IN AND THESE ARE THINGS THAT YOU HAVE TO ORDER WAY BACK WHEN TO MAKE IT WORK.

WE'RE WORKING WITH THE CAMPUSES AND DEPARTMENTS TO MAKE THAT

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HAPPEN AND SO WE WANT TO SET THIS MONEY ASIDE FOR THEM AND TO MAKE IT HAPPEN SO THAT'S ONE REASON WE'RE ASKING FOR THIS TRANSFER TO A CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND OTHERWISE, SAY WE LEFT IT IN THERE AND THOSE THINGS THAT WE KEPT IT OUT THERE, WE WOULD HAVE A DEFICIT BUDGET GOING INTO NEXT YEAR.

THIS ALLOWS US SOME FLEXIBILITY FOR THAT.

WE'RE SITTING AT ABOUT 7.7 MILLION AN OUTSTANDING ENCUMBRANCES.

HOWEVER, I CAN TELL YOU, WE'RE STILL WORKING OUT A LOT OF THAT STUFF, SOME OF THAT SYSTEM MAINTENANCE OR UTILITIES THAT HAVEN'T BEEN CLEANED UP, MEANING THAT THERE ARE SAVINGS IN THAT AREA.

WE KNOW THAT'S NOT GOING TO BE A TRUE.

THAT'S THE MAXIMUM AMOUNT I ANTICIPATE.

OTHER THINGS THAT COME UP THAT HAD BEEN SO HELPFUL WITH YOUR APPROVAL HAS BEEN AS CAPITAL PROJECTS, THAT ITEMS THAT I GET FROM MR. BRAGDON THAT NEEDS TO TAKE PLACE, EQUIPMENT THAT GOES OUT.

WE CAN MAKE THAT HAPPEN OVER HERE AND THANK YOU ALL WHO HAVE APPROVE THOSE.

WE'VE TAKEN THOSE TO THE BOARD.

THOSE ARE FANTASTIC WAYS TO DO IT WHEN WE'RE COMING OFF AT 2017 BOND AND WE JUST DON'T HAVE THOSE FUNDS TO TAKE CARE OF BROKEN HVACS OR SOME OLD EQUIPMENT.

THAT'S REALLY THE MAIN REASONS FOR THAT AND I THINK WE'RE GOING TO END UP WITH A SURPLUS AT THE END, EVEN WITH THAT UP TO 10 MILLION YES, AT THIS POINT AND THERE WERE THREE REASONS.

PAYROLL WAS THE BIGGEST ONE 54 PERCENT OF THAT SURPLUS WAS DUE TO PAYROLL VACANCIES IN THE MIDPOINT THINGS THAT I DESCRIBED.

SECOND WAS SOME UTILITIES WENT BACK AND LOOKED AT MOST OF ITS ENERGY, ELECTRICITY. THANK YOU.

[LAUGHTER] I'LL GIVE THEM THAT [LAUGHTER] AND THEN THE THIRD THING WAS THE SUPPLY CHAIN THINGS JUST THINGS THAT DIDN'T COME IN AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO RE-PURPOSE THAT FOR, SO THAT IT'S TIME TO TURN IT OVER TO YOU MADAM PRESIDENT.

JUST REAL QUICK TOO SO I'M GOING TO READ THIS STATEMENT, THIS FIRST PART OF OUR PUBLIC COMMENTS IS REFERRING DIRECTLY TO OUR HEARING THAT WE'RE HAVING.

THE BOARD WILL NOW HEAR COMMENTS FROM ANYONE WHO HAS SIGNED UP TO SPEAK COMMENTS WILL BE LIMITED TO THREE MINUTES FOR EACH SPEAKER IN THE COMMENTS MUST BE LIMITED TO THE SUBJECT MATTER.

I WOULD ALSO ASK THAT ANYONE ADDRESSING THE BOARD, PLEASE DO SAY WITH RESPECT FOR THE PRIVACY OF OUR STUDENTS AND STAFF WHILE SPEAKING.

BOARD MEMBERS, IF YOU WISH TO ADDRESS THE AUDIENCE, ASK QUESTIONS OR ANSWER QUESTIONS, PLEASE WAIT UNTIL THE CONCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC COMMENT PORTION OF THIS PUBLIC HEARING.

ONCE WE'VE HEARD FROM EVERYONE WHO HAS SIGNED UP TO SPEAK, I WILL OPEN THE FLOOR TO THE BOARD.

I WILL NOW OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING AT SORRY, 11:17.

THAT'S PM.

IN CASE ANYBODY'S WORRIED.

FIRST SPEAKER IS OR DO WE HAVE ANYONE THAT WANTS TO SPEAK SPECIFICALLY TO? NO.

[BACKGROUND] I'M SORRY THAT'S WHAT MY PAPER SAID, THAT THERE ARE NO PUBLIC COMMENTS REGARDING THE BUDGET AND TAX HEARING.

I DO HAVE YOUR STACK IF YOU TURNED INTO CARD, SO WE'LL GO TO THAT NEXT.

BUT I DO WANT TO ASK THE BOARD IF THEY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, ANYTHING YOU WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS.

WOULD YOU MIND ON THE $10 BILLION TRADES FOR.

WOULD YOU MIND SHARING WHERE THAT'S COMING FROM? IT'S COMING FROM THE GENERAL BUDGET TRANSFERRING OVER JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE SPECIFIC ON HOW THAT TRANSFER TAKES PLACE? YES, MA'AM. THAT WILL ALLOW US TO DO WHAT WE CALL A TRANSFER FROM THE GENERAL FUND WHICH IS THE DAY-TO-DAY OPERATION FUND, INTO A MISCELLANEOUS CAPITAL PROJECT FUND, WHICH IS NOT LIKE BOND FUNDS THAT ARE DESIGNATED FOR BONDS.

WE HAVE A DIFFERENT NUMBER THAT'S ASSOCIATED WITH MISCELLANEOUS CAPITAL PROJECTS AND IT WILL BE A TRANSFER DONE BECAUSE IT'S THE SAME BANK ACCOUNT.

WE CAN DO THAT LATER, LIKE IN AUGUST WE'RE ABLE TO TRANSFER THAT MONEY OR SHIFT OVER APPROPRIATELY KNOWING THAT WHEN THE DESK STARTS TO SETTLE AROUND JULY, AUGUST, THEN WE HAVE A REALLY GOOD IDEA, WHICH I WILL INFORM YOU AROUND WHAT THAT NUMBER MIGHT BE SO THAT ALLOWS US TO MAINTAIN THE GENERAL FUND BALANCE THAT WE WANT TO TRY TO MAINTAIN AT LEAST 25 PERCENT AND THEN IT GIVES US THE MOST FLEXIBILITY WITH THE ANY OVERAGES OF SUPPLY CHAIN. THAT HELPS.

ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

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THIS CONCLUDES THE PUBLIC COMMENT PORTION, AS WELL AS OUR HEARING AND AT MY APOLOGIES AGAIN.

MY COMPUTER IS NOT SHOWING IT 11:19 PM.

FROM HERE WE WILL TAKE IT TO OUR REGULAR PUBLIC COMMENTS.

[12. Public Comments]

THE CORRECT PROCEDURE FOR ADDRESSING THE BOARD DURING PUBLIC COMMENTS IS AS FOLLOWS.

EACH SPEAKER SHOULD ADDRESS THE BOARD FROM THE PODIUM MICROPHONE, AND STATE HIS OR HER NAME BEFORE SPEAKING.

ALL SPEAKERS WILL BE LIMITED TO THREE MINUTES TO MAKE COMMENTS REGARDING ITEMS ON THE AGENDA UNLESS MODIFIED BY THE BOARD PRESIDENT BASED ON BOARD 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 DO HAVE A FEW CARDS HERE THERE ANYMORE THIS MORNING.

OUR FIRST ONE IS [INAUDIBLE].

GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS DR. [INAUDIBLE] AND GOOD EVENING, MADAM PRESIDENT AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

ONE OF THE COMMENTS I WANTED TO MAKE AND REQUEST OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES IS WHENEVER WE'RE PRESENTING STUDENT DATA, OUTCOME DATA, THAT, THAT DATA BE PRESENTED IN DISAGGREGATED FORM SO THAT WE'RE AWARE OF HOW OUR SET POPS ARE COMING OUT.

THAT'S ESPECIALLY IMPORTANT AS IT RELATES TO DISCIPLINE AS MR. GATES TALKED ABOUT.

THERE WAS A CONCERN ABOUT WHILE DISCIPLINE IS NOT ON THE A TO F REPORT CARD, IT IS REFRACTED RESULTS DRIVEN ACCOUNTABILITY OR YOUR RDA AND THAT'S WHAT WE REALLY NEED TO LOOK AT SUB POPS.

WHENEVER WE'RE TALKING ABOUT STAR DATA, DISCIPLINE DATA, YOU WILL SEE THAT IN THE TAPER REPORT, THOSE POPS, THE DATE IS ALWAYS PRESENTED, DISAGGREGATED.

THAT REQUESTS THAT ANY STUDENT OUTCOME DATA BE PRESENTED DISAGGREGATED.

THE SECOND COMMENT I WANT TO MAKE IS CONCERN ABOUT THE CHOICES PROGRAM.

CHOICES WILL REDUCE THE NUMBER OF DAEP PLACEMENTS BUT DEPENDING ON HOW IT'S CODED, WHAT WILL HAPPEN IS THAT YOUR ISS NUMBERS WILL GO UP.

MY QUESTION WOULD BE, HOW'S IT GOING TO BE CODED IF IT'S GOING TO BE CODED AS ISS THEN THE DISTRICT STILL CAN BE ZAPPED ON ISS PLACEMENTS BECAUSE YOU'VE GOT A CODE AT SOME WAY.

IT'S A DIFFERENT NAME, YOU CALL IT CHOICES BUT IN THE PIN'S DATA, IT'S EITHER GOING TO BE RECORDED AS SOMETHING, ISS, OUT-OF-SCHOOL SUSPENSIONS OR DAEP PLACEMENTS.

IT'LL BE REALLY IMPORTANT TO KNOW HOW IT'S GOING TO BE CODED OTHERWISE, YOU'LL HAVE A DECREASE IN ONE AREA AND AN INCREASE IN THE OTHER AREA.

LAST COMMENT IS AT THE CHOICES PROGRAM, WILL THERE BE INSTRUCTION AND THE TICKS? ONE OF THE REASONS THAT WE DON'T LIKE ISS IS BECAUSE STUDENTS DON'T ALWAYS GET INSTRUCTIONS AND THE TICKS FROM A CERTIFIED TEACHER.

CHOICES ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN EVEN AT A DAEP, THERE ARE TEACHERS WHO ARE GIVEN INSTRUCTIONS IN THE TICKS.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT AS WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT DISCIPLINE, THAT WE CONTINUE TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT ACADEMICS BECAUSE THOSE TWO ARE KISSING COUSINS.

AS DISCIPLINE GOES UP, USUALLY OUR ACADEMICS GO DOWN AND THAT'S BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT GETTING INSTRUCTION IN THE TICKS.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU. MEGAN FEHLING (PHONETIC).

>> GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS MEGAN AND I'M A CITIZEN HERE IN MANSFIELD.

I'M GOING TO SHARE SOME RECENT QUOTES WITH YOU.

"MISD PUT WOKE POLITICS OVER THE SAFETY OF OUR CHILDREN.

BECAUSE OF THEIR LACK OF DISCIPLINE AND RESPONSIBILITY, MISD KIDS WERE NEARLY KILLED WHEN A STUDENT BROUGHT A GUN TO SCHOOL AND SHOT THREE PEOPLE." "PATRIOT MOBILE ACTION SUPPORTS PUBLIC EDUCATION, NOT WOKE INDOCTRINATION." ACCORDING TO THE OXFORD DICTIONARY, THE DEFINITION OF WOKE IS ALERT TO INJUSTICE IN SOCIETY, ESPECIALLY RACISM, AND THE DEFINITION OF INDOCTRINATION IS THE PROCESS OF TEACHING A PERSON OR A GROUP TO ACCEPT A SET OF BELIEFS UNCRITICALLY.

I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT OUR HARDWORKING, DILIGENT, AWARD-WINNING AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATORS IN AN A-RATED DISTRICT LIKE MISD ARE INDOCTRINATING OUR CHILDREN OR ESPOUSING SO-CALLED WOKE POLITICS.

THESE ARE ONLY A FEW OF THE MANY MISLEADING STATEMENTS THAT CAME FROM CAMPAIGN FLIERS AND SOCIAL MEDIA POSTS OF THE LATEST FOUR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS TO BE SWORN IN, PARTIALLY FUNDED WITH APPROXIMATELY $200,000 FROM JUST ONE OF SEVERAL PACKS.

THE ADS PAID FOR BY THESE PACKS AND THEIR CANDIDATES USED

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FEAR-MONGERING AND AMBIGUOUS COMMENTS TO ADVANCE THEIR AGENDA.

HOW WILL WE KNOW THAT THESE BOARD MEMBERS, WHO WITH FOUR SEATS NOW HOLD THE MAJORITY ON OUR SCHOOL BOARD, WILL BE SERVING THE STUDENTS OF MISD, NOT THESE PACKS OR THEIR AGENDAS LIKE THE SOUTHLAKE PLAYBOOK? IF YOU HAVEN'T HEARD OF IT, IT'S WORTH LOOKING UP.

THE STATED COMMITMENT TO KEEP POLITICS OUT OF THE CLASSROOM SEEMS UNLIKELY, ESPECIALLY WHEN PARTISAN POLITICS PLAYED SUCH A LARGE PART IN ONE OF THESE PACK CANDIDATES' CAMPAIGNS.

I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A MAXIMUM ON FUTURE CANDIDATES' CAMPAIGN FUNDING WHEN IT COMES TO OUR SCHOOL BOARD.

LASTLY, I'M EXTREMELY CONCERNED ABOUT THE TEACHER RETENTION ISSUE IN MANSFIELD FROM 122 TEACHERS RESIGNING IN JUNE 2022, AND WITH 58 RESIGNING IN JUNE 2018, THAT'S A HUGE DIFFERENCE.

I KNOW A LOT OF TEACHERS TOO AND THEY ARE NOT RESIGNING BECAUSE THEY ARE RETIRING OR BECAUSE OF DISCIPLINE ISSUES.

THE ISSUES WITH MISD CULTURE, DIVISION BETWEEN UPPER MANAGEMENT AND TEACHERS, AND DISCORD BETWEEN THE POLITICIZED COMMUNITY AND DISTRICT AS SEEN IN OUR RECENT SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS ARE ALL MAJOR ISSUES THAT WILL DISSUADE GREAT TEACHERS FROM COMING TO MANSFIELD.

I DON'T BELIEVE THAT THIS NEW BOARD ACCURATELY REPRESENTS OUR BEAUTIFUL AND DIVERSE CITY, AND I AM NOT ALONE IN ANY OF THESE OPINIONS.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

>> THANK YOU. [NOISE].

NIGEL LOUIS (PHONETIC).

>> [NOISE] I HAVEN'T STARTED YET.

[NOISE] HOW DO WE RESET THAT TO THREE MINUTES?

>> OKAY. HE'S RESTARTING IT.

>> PERFECT. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

GOOD EVENING OR ALMOST GOOD MORNING.

MY NAME IS MR. LOUIS AND I'M DELIGHTED TO BE HERE.

I'M PRIVILEGED TO HAVE HAD THE HONOR OF SENDING MY CHILDREN [NOISE] THROUGH MANSFIELD A-PLUS DISTRICT.

BUT I'VE BEEN HERE ALMOST 20 YEARS AND NOW I'M CONCERNED THAT MY TAX DOLLARS, THE FACT THAT WE'RE HERE RIGHT NOW, SOMEONE'S GETTING PAID OVERTIME BECAUSE WE'RE HERE THIS LATE.

THAT MY TAX DOLLARS THAT I PAY TO ISD EVERY YEAR NO LONGER AFFORD CHILDREN IN MISD THE SAME A-RATING EDUCATION THAT WAS AFFORDED TO MY FAMILY, FRIENDS, AND NEIGHBORS.

AS ELECTED OFFICIALS OF MISD SCHOOL BOARD WHO ARE DIRECTLY RESPONSIBLE FOR USING OUR FUNDS TO PROVIDE OUR CITY'S CHILDRENS WITH A-RATED RESOURCES, I WANT YOU ALL TO REFLECT AND DEVELOP STRATEGIES FOR THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS AND POINTS.

I HOPE THE SOLUTIONS YOU CREATE THROUGHOUT THIS SUMMER WILL ALLOW THE MISD TO CONTINUE TO PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH A A-RATED EDUCATION AND OPPORTUNITIES IN LIFE.

IN FACT, IN 2022, AND IT'S NOT OVER YET, WE'VE HAD PEOPLE LEAVING WITH RESIGNATIONS OF OUR EDUCATORS ARE OVER 500.

A FEW YEARS AGO, THAT WAS AT 300, WHICH WAS HIGH THEN.

WITH THE ONGOING SHORTAGE OF EDUCATORS, NOT TEACHERS, EDUCATORS, AND PENDING CONTRACTS THAT MAY END IN JULY, WHAT CRITICAL STRATEGIES ARE THE BOARD AND ADMINISTRATION OF EACH SCHOOL CAMPUS IMPLEMENTING TO ENSURE WE REMAIN HIGHLY REGARDED DESTINATION FOR TOP QUALIFIED EDUCATORS AS DR. JOHNSON WAS LOOKING FOR HIS PEOPLE? FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR, NOT DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR, BUT BEFORE THE SCHOOL YEAR STARTED.

IN ADDITION, WHAT SOLUTIONS DO WE HAVE AROUND THE PRINCIPALS WHO'VE EXITED THUS FAR AND HOW WILL THE ADMINISTRATORS HIRE NEW PEOPLE FOR THESE NEXT LEVEL OF LEADERS AND CONCURRENTLY HIRE NEW EDUCATORS? QUESTIONS: AS THE BOARD IS BEING ACCOUNTABLE FOR FINDING AND HIRING THEIR TEAM BEFORE THE SCHOOL YEAR STARTS, PROVIDING THEM WITH THE RESOURCES NEEDED TO HIRE AND RETAIN THEM FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR IS EVER IMPORTANT.

WHEN I THINK ABOUT SOME OF THE PRESENTATIONS THAT HAPPENED THIS EVENING, THAT MANSFIELD WAS ONE OF THE TOP THREE DISTRICTS AND TOP EMPLOYER IN THE MANSFIELD, WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO TO MAKE SURE THAT WE GET TO 98-PLUS HIRING LIKE DR. JOHNSON TALKED ABOUT? HOW WOULD WE CREATE MORE PARTNERSHIPS THAT HELP US RETAIN AND ACCUMULATE OUR WORKFORCES LIKE METHODS MANSFIELD HAS DONE IN THE ECCU CREDIT UNION, HAS DONE TO HELP US RETAIN PEOPLE? HOW DO WE HIRE, RECRUIT, AND RETAIN HIGH-QUALITY EDUCATORS AS DR. JOHNSON HAS DISCUSSED?

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AS MR. PHILLIP JUST TALKED ABOUT, WHAT YOU MONITOR, IMPROVE, WHAT YOU IMPROVE IN PUBLIC IMPROVES FASTER.

[NOISE] THANK YOU SO MUCH. [NOISE]

>> THANK YOU.

MINDY STONESEIFER (PHONETIC).

>> GOOD EVENING. I AM MENDY STONES CIPHER WITH VOICES FOR MANSFIELD WORK COMMUNITY ADVOCACY GROUP FOR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES IN THE COMMUNITY.

TONIGHT I SENT DR. CANTU AND MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL BOARD AN EMAIL.

YOU'RE GOING TO BE ASKED BY SHAQ TO ADOPT CURRICULUM IN ACCORDANCE WITH NEW TIPS ISSUED BY TEA.

PLEASE BE ADVISED THAT THE GOODHEART-WILCOX CURRICULUM PROPOSED FOR APPROVAL IS NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH TEXAS AND FEDERAL LAW.

IN THIS EMAIL THAT I SENT YOU, I ATTACHED THE OPINION THAT WAS ISSUED BY KEN PAXTON ON MAY 17TH OF 2022.

IN THAT OPINION, HE STATES TEXAS AND FEDERAL LAW MANDATE PARENTS HAVE THE RIGHT TO ACCESS ALL EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT THEIR CHILDREN, WHICH INCLUDES MEDICAL OR HEALTH INFORMATION.

GOODHEART-WILCOX ON PAGE 233 OF THE SIXTH THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE TEXTBOOK, STATES SCHOOLS WILL KEEP CONFIDENTIAL FROM THE PARENTS ANY INFORMATION THE STUDENT WANTS KEPT CONFIDENTIAL.

IT GOES ON TO STATE EVEN TEACHERS CAN DECIDE WHAT STUDENT INFORMATION SHOULD BE KEPT CONFIDENTIAL FROM PARENTS.

THIS PRACTICE IS IN DIRECT VIOLATION OF STATE AND FEDERAL LAW.

FROM THE STANDPOINT OF FIDUCIARY RESPONSIBILITY, THE STATE WILL LIKELY ABSORBED MUCH OF THE MISDS FINANCIAL OBLIGATION IN PURCHASING UPDATED CURRICULUM AND ALIGNMENT WITH THESE NEW TIPS, AND THE CURRICULUM IS NOT IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAW, AND IT WILL HAVE TO BE REPLACED AT MISD'S EXPENSE.

IT WOULD BE NEGLIGENT TO SPEND DISTRICT FUNDS IN THIS MANNER KNOWING THE CURRICULUM RIGHT NOW, AS IT STANDS, IS NON-COMPLIANT.

ADDITIONAL ISSUES WITH GOODHEART-WILCOX CURRICULUM INCLUDE, GOODHEART-WILCOX IS REQUIRED TO REPORT UPDATES IN THEIR CURRICULUM ONLY TO TEA.

TEA IS NOT REQUIRED TO REPORT UPDATES AND CURRICULUM TO YOU HERE AT MISD.

THAT MEANS THAT THE TEXTBOOKS THAT YOU VOTE TO APPROVE TONIGHT MAY NOT CONTAIN THE SAME INFORMATION WHEN YOU RECEIVE THEM IN AUGUST AND YOU WON'T BE NOTIFIED OF THOSE CHANGES.

GENDER FLUIDITY IS WOVEN THROUGHOUT THE CURRICULUM.

THE CURRICULUM USED THE TERM PREGNANT PERSON 49 TIMES.

I AM A MOTHER, DO NOT INSULT ME WITH THE TERMINOLOGY OF PREGNANT PERSON AND DON'T INSULT THE OTHER WOMEN IN THIS ROOM WITH THAT TERMINOLOGY EITHER.

I'VE ATTACHED INFORMATION IN THAT EMAIL.

THERE IS A PROGRAM THAT WE ARE RECOMMENDING.

THIS COMES THROUGH MOMS FOR LIBERTY, TARRANT COUNTY.

IT IS CALLED ESTEEM.

THAT'S THE HEALTH CURRICULUM.

THE BENEFITS OF ADOPTING IT ARE, THAT CURRICULUM IS IN COMPLIANCE WITH STATE AND FEDERAL LAW.

IT'S LESS EXPENSIVE THAN GOODHEART-WILCOX, AND IT'S ALREADY BEEN ADOPTED BY MANY DISTRICTS IN TEXAS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

>> THANK YOU. THIS TAKES US TO ITEM 13,

[13. Human Resources Report]

THE HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT, ITEM 13.1, THE 20 PLUS YEAR RECOGNITION.

MS. THOMAS, WOULD YOU LIKE TO READ THE LIST?

>> I WOULD LOVE TO. MICHELLE ELEMEDENT , LEGACY 20 YEARS.

DOROTHY NOEL, I HOPE I'M SAYING THOSE RIGHT.

SPECIAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND SHE HAD 28 YEARS WITH US AND ALL ARE ONE WITH MISD.

ALICIA CUNNINGHAM, SHE'S FROM CROSS TIMBERS, 22 YEARS.

MELISSA FRAZIER, SHE IS FROM JL BOREN ELEMENTARY, 27 YEARS, 22 OF THAT WAS SPENT WITH MISD.

EUNICE GILLIS, THAT WAS FROM DONNA SHEPARD, 27 YEARS.

DAWN GROVES, SHE IS FROM LEGACY HIGH SCHOOL AND SHE, 30 YEARS, 20 WITH MISD.

AARON HOLMES FROM MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL, 24 YEARS AND ALL 24 OF THOSE WERE SPENT WITH MISD.

KAREN MADDOCK, TIMBERVIEW HIGH SCHOOL, 27 YEARS, 27 WITH MISD.

KATARA MADISON, AT LEGACY HIGH SCHOOL, 22 YEARS.

JOY MEISTER, AT NATE PERRY, 20 YEARS.

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AMANDA MITCHELL, LAKE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL, 26 YEARS.

DEMETER MOORE, JUDY K. MILLER ELEMENTARY, 23 YEARS.

JERRY MARIN IS MARY JOE SHEPARD AND THAT IS 23 YEARS.

MERCY PHILIPS, MARTHA REID ELEMENTARY, 21 YEARS.

JACQUELINE RUBIO, CHORUS SPENCER ELEMENTARY, 23 YEARS.

SHANNON AUTLEY, SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL, 22 YEARS.

LISA VEIL, ALMA MARTINEZ INTERMEDIATE, 24 YEARS, AND MATTHEW WALDMAN, MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL, AND THAT'S 33 YEARS AS AN EDUCATOR.

THANK YOU-ALL FOR YOUR DEDICATED SERVICE.

>> THANK YOU, MS. THOMAS.

MOVING IN THE SAME DIRECTION TO ITEM 13.2, BOARD APPROVED NEW HIRES.

MAY I PLEASE RECEIVE A MOTION TO APPROVE THESE RECOMMENDATIONS?

>> MOTION MADE.

>> MOTION MADE BY MS. THOMAS.

>> I SECOND.

>> AND A SECOND BY MS. ANDERSON.

DR. CANTU, WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEAK TO US ABOUT THESE?

>> I'M ACTUALLY GOING TO ASK DR. [INAUDIBLE] TO GO AHEAD AND SHARE WITH YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE PEOPLE YOU'RE APPROVING TONIGHT.

>> ABSOLUTELY. SO BOARD MEMBERS THIS EVENING FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION, WE HAVE FIVE NEW HIRES OR ADMINISTRATIVE PROMOTIONS AND WE'RE RECOMMENDING TO YOU DR.

STEPHANIE BENOVE FOR THE PRINCIPAL POSITION OF LEGACY HIGH SCHOOL.

SHE IS A FORMER DISTRICT EMPLOYEE, BUT SHE'S CURRENTLY SERVING AS ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT IN THE HENDERSON AREAS IN EAST TEXAS.

MS. APRIL JACKSON IS BEING RECOMMENDED AS PRINCIPAL AT MARTHA REID.

SHE IS CURRENTLY AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL IN OUR DISTRICT AT MARTINEZ INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL.

SANDRA PENA IS BEING RECOMMENDED FOR COORDINATOR OF PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT, AND SHE HAS THE SAME POSITION IN NEARBY DISTRICT.

DR. TIFFANY SPENCER IS BEING RECOMMENDED AS THE AREA SUPERINTENDENT.

SHE'S CURRENTLY A DIRECTOR OF CURRICULUM INSTRUCTION IN A NEARBY DISTRICT.

FINALLY, MS. MICHELLE WIDOW IS BEING RECOMMENDED FOR PRINCIPAL AT BEN BARBER FRONTIER AND SHE'S CURRENTLY SERVING AS THE ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL AT BEN BARBER INNOVATION ACADEMY.

>> ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION, PLEASE USE THE SOUND VOTE OF AYE.

>> AYE.

>> ALL THOSE OPPOSED, PLEASE SAY NO.

THE MOTION PASSES 7-0.

MS. [INAUDIBLE] WOULD YOU LIKE FOR INTRODUCTIONS?

>> I WOULD LOVE THAT. IT'S A SUPER EXCITING TIME OF THE YEAR WHERE WE HAVE LOTS AND LOTS OF FOLKS TO INTRODUCE.

MR. BALL IF YOU MAKE YOUR WAY ON IT.

FIRST UP, WE HAVE ROBBIE BALL.

HE'S OUR NEW DIRECTOR OF SAFETY AND SECURITY AND HE'S COMING TO US FROM HEB WHERE HE SERVED AS THEIR COORDINATOR OF SAFETY AND EMERGENCY RESPONSE SERVICES.

>> HELLO, BOARD PRESIDENT WILSON, DISTINGUISHED MEMBERS, DR. CANTU, IT'S AN HONOR TO BE HERE AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO EVERYTHING WE CAN ACHIEVE IN THE DISTRICT. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. NEXT WE HAVE ELIZABETH BENNETT.

SHE IS OUR NEW INSTRUCTIONAL COORDINATOR, FIRST GRADE, SEVEN THROUGH 12 ELA OR LANGUAGE ARTS DEPARTMENT.

SHE HAS MOST RECENTLY SERVED AS AN ELA INSTRUCTIONAL COACH AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL.

>> GOOD EVENING, BOARD PRESIDENT WILSON, DR. CANTU, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, I'M HONORED TO CONTINUE THE HARD WORK THAT WE'RE DOING.

I'M HONORED TO BE NAMED THE SECONDARY ELA COORDINATOR TO CONTINUE CREATING MISD CURRICULUM AND RESOURCES TO SUPPORT OUR ADMINISTRATION AND TEACHERS.

TODAY I'M SUPPORTED BY MY WONDERFUL TEAM, NIKKI WALLS AND STELLA MCMORRAN AND ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS, MINDY GREGORY. IT'S AN HONOR TO BE HERE.

>> THANK YOU. NEXT WE HAVE DANIEL HICKMAN.

HE WILL SERVE AS AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT MARTINEZ INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL.

HE'S COMING TO US FROM CLAIBORNE WHERE HE WAS AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, BUT SHE'S COMING BACK TO ME AS WHERE HE PREVIOUSLY TAUGHT AT ASLO.

>> GOOD EVENING BOARD PRESIDENT WILSON, DR. CANTU, AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, I'M HONORED TO BE NAMED AS AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT ALMA MARTINEZ INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL.

I'M COMMITTED TO SERVING EACH STAFF, STUDENTS, AND FAMILIES.

I'M EXCITED TO BRING MY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AS A BAND DIRECTOR, A SCIENCE TEACHER, AND AN ADMINISTRATOR TO THE UNIQUE EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT OFFERED AT MARTINEZ.

THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO RETURN TO MANSFIELD AND BE A PART OF ITS TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE.

TONIGHT I'M ACCOMPANIED BY MY EXTREMELY SUPPORTIVE WIFE OF ALMOST 28 YEARS, CHRISTINA AND OUR DAUGHTER TRUTH, WHO IS A PROUD MEMBER OF THE SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 2020. THANK YOU.

>> RIGHT NEXT WE HAVE WENDY LOUIS.

SHE IS A NEW ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL LAKE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL, AND SHE'S BEEN SERVING AT SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL AS AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL INTERN.

>> THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

GOOD EVENING BOARD PRESIDENT WILSON, DR. CANTU, AND ALL OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND EXECUTIVE BOARD.

I'M SO EXCITED TO BE HERE TONIGHT.

I WILL BE SERVING AS A NEW ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT LAKE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL.

I'M REALLY EXCITED BECAUSE FOR ME, I LIVE IN THE COMMUNITY.

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I HAVE TWO CHILDREN AND GRADUATED FROM TIMBERVIEW HIGH SCHOOL.

I HAVE A DAUGHTER STILL AT TIMBERVIEW HIGH SCHOOL, AND MY HUSBAND ALSO WORKS FOR THE DISTRICT, SO WE'RE JUST REALLY EXCITED FOR ME TO HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO CONTINUE MY EDUCATIONAL PATH HERE IN MISD.

I AM SUPPORTED HERE TONIGHT BY THE ONE AND ONLY VIRGINIA CRANE.

I SERVED WITH HER AT THE PHOENIX ACADEMY FOR EIGHT YEARS.

SHE HAS BEEN AN AMAZING MENTOR TO ME AND SO MANY MORE OF MY COLLEAGUES THAT WORKED UNDER HER.

I'VE BEEN TRYING VERY WELL.

I'M REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS OPPORTUNITY TO CONTINUE TO SERVE IN OUR DISTRICT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> NEXT WE HAVE CATHARINE MACKINNON, OUR NEW DIRECTOR OF TEACHING AND LEARNING AND THE DEPARTMENT OF INSTRUCTION.

SHE HAS MOST RECENTLY SERVED AS PRINCIPAL AT MARTHA REID LEADERSHIP ACADEMY.

>> GOOD EVENING, PRESIDENT WILSON, DR. CANTU, THE BOARD AND EVERYBODY IN EXECUTIVE COUNCIL.

I AM JUST HONORED AND THANKFUL TO BE HERE IN FRONT OF YOU.

NOT ONLY TO CONTINUE SERVING MY NEW ROLE, BUT HAVE SERVED SINCE 2008 WHEN MR. WRIGHT FIRST HIRED ME AT LEGACY.

I HAVE BEEN BLESSED BEYOND WORDS AND MEANS WITH PHENOMENAL MENTORS, COLLEAGUES, AND FRIENDS IN THIS DISTRICT WHO HAVE HELPED ME BE WHERE I AM.

THERE ARE TOO MANY TO ANNOUNCE AT ONCE, BUT I DO WANT TO JUST NAME A FEW.

DR. SWEEZY, MS. CARB, MS. PHAN, MS. GREGORY.

I JUST APPRECIATE THEM SO VERY MUCH.

I WOULD NOT BE HERE WITHOUT COLLEAGUES THAT SUPPORTED ME EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.

MS. MORALES, MS. MIKA RYANS, AND MS. JOHNSON MCADAMS. THANK YOU.

I LOOK FORWARD TO MY FAMILY'S WATCHING AT HOME A LITTLE BIT LATE.

BUT I AM THANKFUL FOR ALL THE SUPPORT FOR EVERYBODY HERE AND AT HOME. I APPRECIATE IT.

>> THANK YOU. NEXT WE HAVE HANK PENDLE.

HE'S AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT MARTHA REID.

HE'S COMING TO US FROM MIDLOTHIAN WHERE HE HAS SERVED AS TEACHERS AND DISTRICT NEW HIRE MENTOR.

>> HI, GOOD EVENING, BOARD PRESIDENT WILSON, DR. CANTU AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE MARTHA REID LEADERSHIP ACADEMY AS THE NEW ASSISTANT PRINCIPLE.

I'M STOKED AND SO EXCITED TO JOIN A DISTRICT THAT IS FOCUSED ON STUDENT GROWTH AND ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE.

I JOKED THAT I'M LIKE A KID COUNTING DOWN THE DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS MORNING.

I'M SO EXCITED TO START BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS WITH STUDENTS AND STAFF AND THE FAMILIES AND JUST MAKE SOME INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR STUDENTS HERE.

THANK YOU AGAIN. I'M SO EXCITED TO BE A PART OF THE MIDLOTHIAN.

[LAUGHTER] IT GETS FILLED FAMILY. THANK YOU.

>> NEXT WE HAVE LESHAN SMITH, SHE'S AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT MARY ORSH.

SHE'S COMING TO US FROM CEDAR HILL WHERE SHE SERVED AS ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL.

BUT PREVIOUSLY SHE WAS A TEACHER AT MARY ORSH AS WELL. SHE'S ALSO COMING HOME.

>> ONCE A TIGER ALWAYS THE TIGER.

GOOD EVENING, PRESIDENT WILSON TO DR. CANTU AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

I'D LIKE TO TAKE A BRIEF MOMENT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME BACK HOME TO MANSFIELD ISD.

I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING ALONGSIDE MY PRINCIPAL, WHO WAS ALSO MY DAUGHTER'S KINDERGARTEN FIRST, SECOND, THIRD, FOURTH PRINCIPLE.

I'M HONORED TO SERVE IN THE CAPACITY OF FIFTH GRADE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT MARY ORSH.

I'M EXCITED AND READY TO JUMP IN AND MOVE FORWARD WITH MAKING THIS OUR BEST YEAR EVER.

I'M EXCITED ABOUT WORKING ALONG WITH MY PRINCIPAL, THE FAMILIES, THE COMMUNITIES, THE STUDENTS.

I JUST FEEL GOOD ABOUT BEING BACK HOME AND THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR THE WARM WELCOMES ALL THE WAY FROM ME GETTING MY BADGE TO THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, MS. KATIE SAYING," HEY I CAN MEET YOU TOMORROW." I'M JUST GLAD AND HAPPY AND HONORED TO HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY.

WITH ME I HAVE THE BIGGEST CHEERLEADER THERE IS, MY HUSBAND OF 27 YEARS.

HE DOZED OFF ONCE I KNOW IT'S DUMB TO WAKE THEM BACK UP.

[LAUGHTER] THANK YOU ALL SO VERY MUCH AND THANK YOU TO MY FAMILY.

>> NEXT, WE HAVE ROBERT SMITH HE IS AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT WORLEY MIDDLE-SCHOOL.

HE'S COMING TO US FROM VENUS HIGH SCHOOL, WHERE HE'S AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL THAT PREVIOUSLY HE TAUGHT AT TIMBRE VIEW.

>> GOOD EVENING, DR. CANTU, BOARD PRESIDENT WILSON, OTHER MEMBERS OF THE BOARD AND THE DISTRICT.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME HERE TONIGHT.

I'M GRATEFUL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE RETURNING TO THE MANSFIELD ISD AND CONTINUED MY EDUCATION CAREER HERE.

I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO BRINGING MY PASSION FOR STUDENTS AND BEING ABLE TO BRING THAT TO SERVE ALL THE STUDENTS HERE OF THE MANSFIELD ISD, PARTICULARLY THE ONES THAT WHO ARE IN MIDDLE-SCHOOL.

UNFORTUNATELY, MY WIFE HAD TO TAKE A LITTLE ONES HOME, BUT MY THREE DAUGHTERS ARE SOME OF MY BIGGEST CHEERLEADERS THAT I HAVE.

THEY'RE DISAPPOINTED THAT THEY WEREN'T GOING TO GET TO STAND UP AND CHEER FOR ME TODAY BUT MY BIGGEST SUPPORTER WOULD OBVIOUSLY BE MY WIFE.

SHE'S BEEN THERE EVERY STEP OF THE WAY FOR ME THROUGH MY EDUCATION JOURNEY.

WITHOUT HER, I WOULDN'T BE HERE TODAY.

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I'M THANKFUL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES THAT HAVE SUPPORTED ME THROUGH THE YEARS.

I'M THANKFUL FOR BEING ABLE TO BE HERE.

>> NEXT WE HAVE DR. TAMAR.

I'VE ALREADY OUR NEW DIRECTOR OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS. SHE'S COMING TO US MOST RECENTLY FROM BOYD ISD WHERE SHE SERVED AS SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS.

BUT BEFORE THAT, SHE WORKED IN MANSFIELD ISD AS BOTH A CAMPUS PRINCIPAL AND OUR DIRECTOR OF CAMPUS SUPPORT.

>> MADAM PRESIDENT, DR. CANTU, BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND EXECUTIVE COUNCIL IT IS AN HONOR TO BE BACK HOME.

THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY.

I LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING IN MY NEW CAPACITY AND MAKING SURE THAT WE PROVIDE OUR STUDENTS WITH EVERYTHING THAT THEY NEED.

THANK YOU. IN THE WORDS OF PHILIP O'NEIL, I APPRECIATE CHAMPS.

[LAUGHTER]

>> NEXT WE HAVE ANASTASIO RIBLAHSKI.

SHE'S AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT TARBALL BRENDAN.

SHE'S BEEN SERVING THE DISTRICT, I SHOULD SAY, AT LINDA JOB MIDDLE SCHOOL WHERE SHE SERVES AS A TEACHER.

>> GOOD EVENING. BOARD PRESIDENT WILSON.

DR. CANTU, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

I'M HONORED TO BE NAMED ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT BARBARA ELEMENTARY, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH MS. NORWOOD AND THE INCREDIBLE STAFF TO CONTINUE TO BUILD OUR STUDENTS FIRST SUCCESS.

AS A FORMER MANSFIELD ISD STUDENT, STUDENT AND TEACHER.

IT MEANS SO MUCH TO ME TO BE ABLE TO START MY CAREER AS AN ADMINISTRATOR AND A DISTRICT THAT TRULY FEELS LIKE HOME.

JOINING ME TONIGHT IS MY HUSBAND ANDREW, WHO IS MY GREATEST SUPPORTER.

AS WELL AS OUR SON RIGHT HERE, WHO'S CURRENTLY TAGGING ALONG WITH ME EVERYWHERE I GO.

BUT THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR THIS INCREDIBLE OPPORTUNITY.

[APPLAUSE] [NOISE]. [OVERLAPPING]

>> THANKS AND GRATITUDE. [NOISE]

>> LET'S MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM.

LET'S SEE IF WE CAN MAKE IT HOME BEFORE CURFEW [LAUGHTER].

>> I DON'T THINK SO.

>> THAT TAKES US TO ITEM 14.1,

[14. Business Items Requiring Board Action]

CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF THE BOARD RESOLUTION NUMBER 22-20 AT POINT, DISTRICT PERSONNEL TO OVERSEE MISD TAX RATE.

>> SELECT.

>> SECOND.

>> OKAY [LAUGHTER] MOTION MADE BY DESIREE THOMAS AND A SECOND MADE BY KEZIAH FARRAR.

DR. CANTU, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO SPEAK TO US ABOUT ON THIS?

>> [NOISE] NO. I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING OTHER THAN JUST SEPARATE REQUESTS THAT YOU WOULD ADOPT IT AS PRESENTED.

>> ANY QUESTIONS FROM THE BOARD? NO. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE USE THE SOUND VOTE OF AYE.

>> AYE.

>> ALL THOSE OPPOSED, PLEASE SAY NO.

MOTION PASSES 7, 0.

ITEM 14.2 CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF ADOPTION OF THE 2022, 2023 BUDGET, MAY I PLEASE RECEIVE A MOTION?

>> SELECT.

>> SECOND.

>> MOTION MADE BY DESIREE THOMAS AND A SECOND MADE BY WARREN DAVIS.

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ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? HEARING NONE. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION, MAY PLEASE USE SOUND VOTE OF AYE?

>> AYE.

>> ALL THOSE OPPOSED, PLEASE SAY NO.

THE MOTION PASSES 7, 0.

ITEM 14.3 CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF PROPOSAL FINAL BUDGET AMENDMENTS FOR 2021, 2022.

>> SELECT.

>> I SECOND.

>> MOTION MADE BY KEZIAH FARRAR, SECOND MADE BY DESIREE.

SORRY. YES. GOT YOU.

DESIREE THOMAS, ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR, PLEASE USE SOUND VOTE OF AYE?

>> AYE.

>> ALL THOSE OPPOSED, PLEASE SAY NO.

THE MOTION PASSES 7, 0.

ITEM 14.4 CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF THE TRANSFER OF UP TO 10 MILLION FROM GENERAL FUND TO CAPITAL PROJECT FUNDS.

MAY I PLEASE RECEIVE A MOTION.

>> SELECT.

>> A SECOND.

>> SECOND.

>> I'VE GOT A SECOND OVER HERE FIRST BY THE KEZIAH FARRAR, THE MOTION MADE WAS BY DESIREE THOMAS.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION, PLEASE USE THE SOUND VOTE OF AYE?

>> AYE.

>> ALL THOSE OPPOSED, PLEASE SAY NO.

MOTION PASSES 7, 0.

ITEM 14.5, CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF TEA ATTENDANCE AND EXPEDITED WAIVERS.

MAY I PLEASE RECEIVE A MOTION?

>> SELECT

>> SECOND.

>> MOTION MADE BY DESIREE THOMAS AND A SECOND MADE BY BIANCA ANDERSON.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR PLEASE USE THE SOUND VOTE OF AYE?

>> AYE.

>> MOTION PASSES 7, 0.

ON THE REASON THE BOARD MINUTES ARE PULLED OUT FOR THOSE THAT ARE UNAWARE IS SINCE WE DO HAVE SOME NEW TRUSTEES.

IT JUST SAYS FOR IF YOU WEREN'T HERE, WE APPRECIATE YOU'RE NOT VOTING FOR SOMETHING.

SO I MAY NEED YOU ALL TO RAISE HANDS SO THAT WE CAN GET A GOOD COUNT FOR OUR SECRETARY.

WE'VE GOT IT. THANK YOU.

ON THIS, THE REGULAR MINUTES FROM 426, WE HAVE VOTING MEMBERS ARE MICHELLE, KEZIAH AND WARREN.

IS THAT YOU MICHELLE? MS. NEWSOME?

>> SELECT.

>> OKAY, AND KEZIAH SECONDING OF THE THREE, PLEASE USE A SOUND VOTE OF AYE IF YOU AGREE WITH MINUTES?

>> AYE.

>> ALL THOSE OPPOSED SAY NO.

MINUTES FROM 4.26 PASS WITH A 3, 0 VOTE WITH FOUR OF US ABSTAINING.

ITEM 14.7 CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FROM THE 510 BOARD MEETING, THAT IS MICHELLE, DES, AND WARREN WHO ARE CAPABLE OF VOTING.

>> SET MOTION.

>> I'LL SECOND.

>> MS. NEWSOME MAKES MOTION, DESIREE THOMAS SECONDS.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR PLEASE SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> ALL THOSE OPPOSED. MOTION PASSES 3, 0 WITH AGAIN, FOUR ABSTAINING.

TAKES US TO THE CONSIDERATION APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM THE 524 REGULAR BOARD MEETING.

I THINK WE ONLY HAVE ONE HERE THAT CAN'T VOTE, RIGHT? YES [OVERLAPPING] THE MOTION MADE BY KEZIAH FARRAR AND SECONDED BY BIANCA ANDERSON.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION, PLEASE SAY AYE?

>> AYE.

>> ALL THOSE OPPOSED, PLEASE SAY NO.

MOTION PASSES 6, 0.

ITEM 14.9, CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF THE FIRST THREE OF THE MISD POLICY UPDATE EF LOCAL.

MAY I PLEASE RECEIVE A MOTION?

>> MOTION MADE.

>> MOTION MADE BY DESIREE THOMAS.

>> SECOND.

>> SECOND MADE BY WARREN DAVIS.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? [BACKGROUND] YES.

>> WE WENT OVER THIS, WE KNOW THAT WE GOT SOME FEEDBACK FROM THE LIBRARIANS AND I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM JENNIFER YOUNG REGARDING THE FEEDBACK AND WHAT WE'RE GOING TO BE ADDING IN AS REGULATIONS?

>> YES. THANK YOU.

WHEN TASB RELEASED, THE NEW POLICY UPDATES, WE SHARED THAT WITH OUR LEAD LIBRARIAN AND OUR ELA COORDINATOR.

ELIZABETH BENNETT IS OUR COORDINATOR, AND OUR LEAD LIBRARIAN FOR THE DISTRICT IS PAM PINKERTON.

SHE'S THE LEGACY LIBRARIAN.

WE SHARED THE OPTIONS WITH HER AND SHE TOOK THAT TO THE LIBRARIANS IN THE DISTRICT AND RECEIVED FEEDBACK FROM THE LIBRARIANS AND SO I'M HAPPY TO REPORT THAT OUR LIBRARIANS FEEL VERY SUPPORTED BY OUR DISTRICT.

THEY FEEL LIKE THEY'RE HEARD AND THEY HAVE A VOICE AND SO I APPRECIATE YOU GUYS TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THEIR ADVICE AND THEIR EXPERTISE WHEN LOOKING AT THIS POLICY.

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ALSO, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE WANTED TO DO AS A LIBRARIAN GROUP WAS ADD IN SOME ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS AND SO WE'RE DOING THAT TO TAKE INTO PARENT CONSIDERATION AND ALSO A PROCESS FOR WEEDING MATERIALS AND SO THAT WILL BE IN ADMIN REGULATIONS AS WELL.

>> IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE TRUSTEES? [NOISE]

>> THANK YOU [OVERLAPPING]

>> I JUST WANT TO CONFIRM ON THE EF LOCAL B, ARE WE ADDING IN THE ADDITIONAL WORDING FROM THE ALTERNATE RECOMMENDATION FROM TASB, EFB LOCAL OR ALT?

>> [NOISE] THE ACTUAL BOARD ADOPTION HERE IS TO ONLY ADOPT THE EF LOCAL B AND THEN WE WOULD MANUALLY GO IN TO THE REGULATIONS AND ADD THE OTHER POINTS THAT YOU AND THE LIBRARIANS HAVE WANTED IN THE REGULATION.

ALSO GIVES US FLEXIBILITY TO ADD THOSE REGULATIONS OR MORE REGULATIONS AS WELL IF THOSE COME UP [NOISE]

>> [INAUDIBLE]

>> I THINK I MISUNDERSTOOD JUST A LITTLE BIT.

WE'RE NOT ACTUALLY TAKING SOME OF THE WORDING FROM THE ALT AND ADDING IT INTO POLICY BECAUSE I THOUGHT SOME OF THE REGULATIONS WERE GOING TO BE SOME OTHER THINGS THAT WE DISCUSSED THAT WE CAN DO.

>> THE OTHER THINGS THAT WE DISCUSSED WILL ABSOLUTELY BE IMPLEMENTED BUT THEY WOULDN'T BE IMPLEMENTED IN THIS EF LOCAL B, THEY WOULD BE IMPLEMENTED IN AN EF LOCAL REGULATION.

>> IT'S REGULATIONS INSTEAD OF POLICY, CORRECT?

>> CORRECT.

>> [INAUDIBLE]

>> YEAH. I JUST MISUNDERSTOOD IT.

>> DOES THAT HELP? DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS TO THAT? [BACKGROUND] ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION, PLEASE USE SOUND VOTE OF AYE?

>> AYE.

>> ALL THOSE OPPOSED, PLEASE SAY NO.

MOTION PASSES 7, 0.

ITEM 14.10, CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF THE GROWTH POSITIONS FOR THE 2022, 2023 STAFFING NEEDS.

MAY I PLEASE RECEIVE A MOTION?

>> SO MOVED.

>> MOTION MADE BY WARREN DAVIS.

THE SECOND MADE BY BIANCA ANDERSON.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS?

>> I WILL ADDRESS THEM LATER.

>> ARE YOU'RE SURE?

>> YEAH. BECAUSE IT'S LATE.

I'LL ADDRESS THEM LATER.

>> OKAY. FOR SURE. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION, PLEASE USE SOUND VOTE OF AYE?

>> AYE.

>> ALL THOSE OPPOSED, PLEASE SAY NO.

MOTION PASSES 7, 0.

THIS TAKES US TO THE CONSENT AGENDA.

[15. Consent Agenda]

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

DOES ANYONE WANT TO PULL AN ITEM AT THIS TIME?

>> YES.

>> YEAH.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO PULL 15.10

>> [NOISE] OKAY.

>> DID I HEAR YOU RIGHT MS. ANDERSON, ITEM 15.10? OKAY. THEN ARE THERE ANYTHING?

>> YES. I WOULD LIKE TO PULL 15.7 AND 15.9, PLEASE.

>> 15.9? OKAY. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF APPROVING THE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS, EXCLUDING ITEMS 5.7, 5.9, AND 5.10, PLEASE USE THE SOUND VOTE OF AYE.

>> AYE.

>> ALL THOSE OPPOSED, PLEASE SAY NO.

THE CONSENT AGENDA IS APPROVED 7.0 WITH THOSE THREE ITEMS EXCLUDED OR PULLED.

LET'S MOVE FIRST TO ITEM 5.7.

MAY I PLEASE RECEIVE A MOTION FOR THE RECOMMENDATION.

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> OKAY. HAVE A MOTION MADE BY DESIREE THOMAS AND A SECOND MADE BY WARREN DAVIS.

[NOISE] MS. THOMAS, THAT WAS YOUR ITEM, DID YOU HAVE THE SAME QUESTIONS?

>> YES. THE THREE SCHOOLS THAT I'M LOOKING AT IS [INAUDIBLE] AND WORLEY AND THEY'RE RIGHT ON THE CUSP OF THAT 40 PERCENT TO TRANSFER THEM INTO TITLE 1.

[03:45:03]

CAN YOU GO OVER HOW WE'RE HANDLING THE TITLE 1 MONEY BECAUSE THEY CAN FLUCTUATE? NEXT YEAR, THEY VERY WELL COULD BE BACK AND INDEED NORMAL.

THEY'RE NOT TITLE 1 ANYMORE.

CAN YOU GO OVER WITH HOW THOSE TITLE 1 FUNDS ARE SPENT OR HOW THEY'RE HANDLED TO MAKE [OVERLAPPING] FLUCTUATE?

>> YEAH, ABSOLUTELY. THIS IS DONE ON A YEARLY BASIS AND THIS IS DONE THROUGH OUR FEDERAL PROGRAMS DEPARTMENT, AND EVERY YEAR WE GET THE INFORMATION AND THE NUMBERS, THE PERCENTAGES THAT YOU SEE THERE, THE 40, THE 41, ALL OF THAT IS THE PERCENT OF OUR STUDENTS THAT ARE FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH STUDENTS AND SO THAT CALCULATION AND THOSE NUMBERS CHANGE YEARLY AND SO IT IS NOT UNCOMMON FOR A SCHOOL TO BE TITLE 1 ONE YEAR AND NOT THE NEXT.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THE FEDERAL GUIDELINE OR THE FEDERAL CUTOFF IS 40 PERCENT.

JUST BECAUSE OUR CAMPUSES HAVE 40 PERCENT DOESN'T MEAN WE HAVE TO AS A DISTRICT MAKE THEM TITLE 1.

HOWEVER, THIS YEAR, WE HAVE AN ADDITIONAL ONE, A LITTLE OVER A MILLION DOLLARS IN TITLE 1 FUNDS.

THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES FOR THOSE CAMPUSES THAT MEET THAT THRESHOLD.

EVERY YEAR, THE TITLE 1 CAMPUSES HAVE TO COMPLETE A CAMPUS NEEDS ASSESSMENT AS REQUIRED BY LAW AND THAT CAMPUS NEEDS ASSESSMENT.

THEY LOOK AT ALL TYPES OF DATA AND THEY GET AN AMOUNT BASED ON THE NUMBER OF KIDS THEY HAVE THAT QUALIFY AS FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH, SO THAT DETERMINES THEIR CAMPUS ALLOTMENT.

THEY CAN CHOOSE TO USE THAT ALLOTMENT ON A MYRIAD OF DIFFERENT THINGS.

THEY CAN USE IT FOR PERSONNEL, EXTRA STAFF, THEY CAN USE IT FOR EXTRA RESOURCES, EXTRA MATERIALS, SO THERE'S A LOT OF DIFFERENT THINGS THEY CAN USE IT FOR.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE EXAMPLE OF MERRY OAK, THIS UPCOMING YEAR, THEY'LL BE TITLE 1.

IF NEXT YEAR THEIR NUMBERS DROP BELOW 40, THEY WON'T BE TITLE 1 FOR THAT NEXT YEAR.

WE DON'T TAKE MONEY AWAY FROM THEM AT THAT POINT, THEY JUST, FOR THAT FOLLOWING YEAR, WOULD NOT RECEIVE THE ADDITIONAL FUNDS.

LET'S SAY THEY PURCHASED COMPUTERS, THOSE COMPUTERS AREN'T THEN TAKEN AWAY FROM THEM BECAUSE THEY DROP OUT OF TITLE 1 STATUS.

DOES THAT ANSWER THE QUESTION THAT YOU HAD?

>> NO. THAT'S PERFECT. THANK YOU.

A BENEFIT WOULD BE DEFINITELY TO GET THE EXTRA MONEY AND TO HELP CLOSE THOSE ACHIEVEMENT GAPS.

[OVERLAPPING] WE CAN REALLY UTILIZE THIS EXTRA MONEY IN A GREAT WAY.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

>> THANK YOU.

>> IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE, TRUSTEES? OKAY, SO MOVING ON WITH ITEM 5.7.

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

>> AYE.

>> ALL THOSE OPPOSED, PLEASE SAY NO.

MOTION PASSES 7-0.

ITEM 15.9, CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT WITH TEXAS CHILD HEALTH ACCESS THROUGH TELEMEDICINE T CHART.

MAY I PLEASE RECEIVE A MOTION?

>> SO MOVED.

>> SECOND.

>> OKAY. MOTION MADE BY DESIREE THOMAS, SECOND BY MICHELLE NEWSOM.

MS. THOMAS, THIS WAS YOUR ITEM?

>> YES. DR. CANTY, CAN YOU GIVE A LITTLE EXPLANATION OF WHAT WE'RE DOING HERE.

I THINK THIS IS A REALLY COOL THING.

CAN YOU JUST GO OVER HOW THIS IS GOING TO BE USED, OR MAYBE YOU HAVE SOMEBODY THAT YOU CAN DIRECT US TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS BUT JUST, IS THIS GOING TO COST US MONEY, WHAT ARE THE HOURS OF THIS IS GOING TO BE WHERE IT'S JUST GOING TO BE HOUSE? CAN YOU ANSWER THIS QUESTION BECAUSE I THINK THIS IS A REALLY COOL THING AND I JUST WANT TO SHARE IT?

>> YES. I'M GOING TO JUST GIVE A GENERAL OVERVIEW WHILE JENNIFER POWER IS JUST MAKING HER WAY TO THE PODIUM.

BUT THIS IS A FREE SERVICE FOR UP TO FOUR SESSIONS IN A SCHOOL YEAR FOR OUR STUDENTS.

IT'S MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR OUR STUDENTS, AND WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS PARTNERSHIP TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE ANOTHER RESOURCE IN ADDITION TO THE ONES THAT MS. POWERS AND HER TEAM HAVE ALREADY COME UP WITH FOR JUST THE MENTAL HEALTH OF OUR KIDS BUT MS. POWERS, I'LL LET YOU CONTINUE TO ELABORATE.

>> SURE. [LAUGHTER] [BACKGROUND] [INAUDIBLE] PROGRAM THAT WE HAVE ACCESS TO.

OUR STUDENTS ARE PROVIDED FOR UP TO FOUR SESSIONS [INAUDIBLE] TO WORK ON WHATEVER THE ISSUE IS.

THERE'S AN IDENTIFY PORTION, THERE'S AN ASSESS PORTION, AND THEN THERE'S THE COUNSELING THAT COMES OF COURSE.

THAT COUNSELING COMES WITH THE REQUIRED CONSENTS FROM PARENTS AND ALL THOSE KINDS OF THINGS.

ALL OF THAT, ALL THOSE GOOD STANDARDS OF PRACTICE STILL ARE IN PLAY BUT IT IS FREE TO OUR FAMILIES.

IT DOES AS FAR AS SOME OF YOUR OTHER QUESTIONS, AS FAR AS THE WHERE AND THE HOW AND THE LOGISTICS AND ALL THAT.

ONCE OUR MOU IS APPROVED,

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THEN IT GOES BACK TO MY CONTACT.

HE'S ACTUALLY WITH JPS.

THEN THERE'S TRAINING THAT'S PROVIDED, AND FIRST TO ME AS FAR AS ALL OF THOSE LOGISTICS THINGS, WHAT YOU'RE ASKING, AND THEN HE COMES OUT AGAIN AND DOES TRAINING WITH OUR COUNSELORS AS FAR AS HOW TO SIGN UP KIDS FOR T CHART.

SOME OF YOUR REAL SPECIFIC THINGS I DON'T QUITE HAVE THE ANSWERS FOR.

I CAN TELL YOU THE HOURS ARE TYPICALLY AN 8-5 SITUATION SO SOME OF THIS COUNSELING WOULD BE HAPPENING AT SCHOOL.

AS FAR AS THE LOGISTICS OF THAT, THAT'S WHAT HOPEFULLY I'LL BE GETTING WITH HIM SOON ABOUT BUT THERE ARE SEVERAL DISTRICTS AROUND US THAT I'VE TALKED WITH WHO HAVE USED THE PROGRAM THIS YEAR SO I'M HOPING TO PICK THEIR BRAINS OF THE GOOD THINGS THAT THEY HAVE DISCOVERED AND THEN INCORPORATE THOSE INTO OUR PLAN.

>> THAT'S PRETTY COOL BECAUSE IT'S REPEAT THAT IT'S [OVERLAPPING] AT SCHOOL AND FREE FOR OUR KIDS.

>> FREE, AT SCHOOL AND FREE.

>> I THINK THAT IS REALLY AWESOME.

IT REALLY WILL GO TO THE SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL, WELL-BEING OF OUR KIDS SO IT WILL REALLY HELP.

WHOEVER REACHED OUT FOR THAT AND GOT IT ON THEIR AGENDA, KUDOS [LAUGHTER].

>> BUT IT IS A REALLY GREAT PROGRAM.

>> SORRY, I MADE YOU TO SHARE SO LATE, BUT IT WAS WORTH SHARING.

>> WE'RE GOOD. [LAUGHTER]

>> OKAY. I'VE LOST IT TOO NOW [LAUGHTER] APPROVE THE RECOMMENDATION OR THE MOTION I WILL SAY THAT.

YES, PLEASE USE SOUND VOTE OF AYE.

>> AYE.

>> ALL THOSE OPPOSED, PLEASE SAY NO.

THE MOTION PASSES 7-0.

ITEM 15.10, CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF STUDENT HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL SHACK, RECOMMENDATIONS FOR HUMAN SEXUALITY INSTRUCTION.

MAY I PLEASE RECEIVE A MOTION?

>> SO MOVED.

>> A SECOND?

>> SECOND.

>> OKAY, MOTION MADE BY DESIREE THOMAS SECOND BY CRAIG TIPPING.

MS. ANDERSON, THIS WAS YOUR ITEM?

>> YES. I WENT OVER THE LITTLE VIDEOS LINKED TO THE TICKS, THINGS LIKE THAT.

BUT I WANTED TO MAKE A MOTION FOR US TO ACTUALLY GET THE BOOKS JUST TO MAKE AN INTELLIGENT DECISION ESPECIALLY THE ONES THAT I SEE FOR HIGH SCHOOL, SO I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION FOR US TO BE ABLE TO GAIN THE BOOKS AND LOOK AT THEM AND BE ABLE TO READ THEM BEFORE WE MAKE A MOTION. CAN WE DO THAT?

>> A MOTION TO TAKE A LOOK?

>> YEAH, TAKE A LOOK. SORRY.

>> TABLE AND GATHER MORE INFORMATION.

>> TABLE IT. I COULDN'T HEAR IT ALL THE WAY.

>> FOR THOSE THAT MAYBE DID NOT HEAR, MISS.

ANDERSON HAS REQUESTED THAT WE TABLE THE ITEM AND BRING IT BACK WITH SOME MORE INFORMATION THAT SHE'S REQUESTING.

>> CAN I ASK THE QUESTION DR. CANTU?

>> YES, SIR.

>> OUR LEGAL IS NOT HERE.

THIS IS BY LAW MUST BE A RECOMMENDATION OF THE SHAC COMMITTEE.

I'M WONDERING WHERE WE'RE GOING TO SEEK COUNCIL.

IF THE BOARD WISHES TO BE THE REVIEWER, DOES THE BOARD HAVE TO BECOME A MEMBER OF SUCH SHAC COMMITTEE?

>> I THINK, AGAIN, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO SEEK SOME, GO AHEAD JENNIFER, YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO ADD.

>> THANK YOU.

>> ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I WANTED TO ADD IS WHEN THE SHAC LOOKED AT THE RECOMMENDED LIST FROM TEA, AND THERE'S ONLY ONE BOOK THAT TEA HAS LISTED AS A RESOURCE THAT WE'RE ABLE TO ADOPT.

MY COMPUTER SHUT DOWN AT MIDNIGHT, SO I JUST STARTED IT BACK UP.

[LAUGHTER] MAYBE THAT'S A SIGN.

THE GOODHEART-WILCOX BOOK IS THE ONLY BOOK THAT TEA APPROVED FOR DISTRICTS TO ADOPT.

THAT'S THE ONLY ONE.

>> I JUST FELT LIKE I DIDN'T HAVE ENOUGH INFORMATION TO MAKE THIS AND I WAS LITERALLY GOING THROUGH THIS WHOLE LEGAL THING THAT I HAD TO DO TO BE A PART OF THE BOARD.

IT SAID THAT WAS ONE OF THE DECISIONS THAT YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE AND I DIDN'T WANT TO MAKE A WRONG DECISION, [OVERLAPPING] NOR ANYTHING THAT I'M ACCOUNTABLE FOR IT.

[OVERLAPPING] THE VIDEOS AND THINGS HAVE NO ISSUE WITH I'M JUST LIKE, HEY, I DON'T. [OVERLAPPING]

>> JUST ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE IS THAT WITH THE HEALTH TEXTBOOKS, WE DON'T ADOPT HEALTH TEXTBOOKS LIKE WE DO SOME OF THE OTHERS.

FOR EXAMPLE IN ENGLISH, WE MAY DO CLASSROOM SET FOR EVERY KID THAT THEY ALL GET A DIGITAL LICENSE.

WITH OUR HEALTH CURRICULUM AND THE HEALTH RESOURCES, WE'RE LOOKING AT GETTING A RESOURCE FOR THE TEACHER.

ALL OF THE TEACHERS HAVING A TEACHER EDITION BUT MUCH OF OUR CURRICULUM IS TEACHER-CREATED DOCUMENTS THAT WE'VE USED.

WE DON'T ANTICIPATE THAT CHANGING AND THAT'S TYPICALLY WHAT WE'VE DONE ALL THE WAY THROUGH.

ON THE DOCUMENT YOU'LL SEE THAT MANY OF THE RESOURCES THAT WE'VE USED WILL STAY THE SAME.

OUR INTENT IS NOT TO PURCHASE IT SO THAT EVERY KID IN HEALTH HAS A TEXTBOOK, BUT JUST PURCHASING SOMETHING FOR THE TEACHERS TO USE AS A RESOURCE.

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>> ONE LAST THING I ALWAYS LIKE TO RE-EMPHASIZE THIS WHENEVER GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY BUT ANYONE IS NOT GIVEN.

[LAUGHTER] BUT CURRICULUM AND TEXTBOOK ARE NOT INTERCHANGEABLE.

CURRICULUM IS WHAT WE CREATE BASED ON THE RESOURCES, USING THE RESOURCES AND ALIGN TO THE TICKS.

A TEXTBOOK IS SIMPLY A RESOURCE.

YOU'LL HEAR MANY TIMES, WELL, THE MISD CURRICULUM, THAT'S JUST A BOOK OR A RESOURCE THAT IS USED IN CONJUNCTION.

WE MAY USE ONE PIECE OF IT, WE MAY USE A LOT OF IT, BUT OUR CURRICULUM IS SOMETHING VERY, VERY DIFFERENT.

>> SURE. TOTALLY UNDERSTAND THAT.

>> MICHELLE, ONE QUESTION FOR YOU.

WHAT IS OUR TIMELINE OR DEADLINE AS FAR AS NEEDING TO HAVE THIS PROOF SO THAT WE CAN MOVE FORWARD FOR THE 22-23 YEAR?

>> WELL, THE STATE, THE NEW TECHS FOR HEALTH START IN AUGUST, AND SO WE'RE TRYING TO LINE UP EVERYTHING AND MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE ALL THE RESOURCES WE NEED FOR THE TEACHERS.

IN ORDER FOR US TO USE THE RESOURCE THAT THE STATE HAS APPROVED, WE HAVE TO PURCHASE THAT FOR OUR TEACHERS, AND WE HAVE NOT DONE THAT PENDING THE OUTCOME OF THIS MEETING.

[BACKGROUND]

>> ARE WE BUMPING UP AGAINST THE START OF SCHOOL WITH REGARD TO BEING ABLE TO RECEIVE ALL THE MATERIALS IF THIS IS HELD TILL JULY? I GUESS THAT'S MY QUESTION.

>> WE WON'T HAVE THE RESOURCES IN TIME FOR SCHOOL.

AGAIN, IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT WE'RE MAINLY USING THAT TEXTBOOK FOR A TEACHER RESOURCE AND FOR THEM AS THEY'RE WRITING CURRICULUM.

WE CURRENTLY HAVE THE CURRICULUM IN PLACE THAT WE'VE USED, BUT IT'S BASED ON THE PREVIOUS TECHS, NOT THE NEW APPROVED TECHS THAT GO INTO PLAY IN AUGUST.

>> DOES ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS?

>> GO AHEAD. [OVERLAPPING]

>> ARE WE STILL ABLE TO IMPLEMENT THE NEW TECHS WITHOUT NECESSARILY HAVING THE TEXTBOOK IN THE TEACHER'S HAND THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL?

>> THIS ONE RESOURCE?

>> YES.

>> WITH THAT, MS. THOMAS, WOULD YOU LIKE TO CARRY WITH THE MOTION THAT YOU MADE OR WOULD YOU LIKE TO AMEND YOUR MOTION?

>> WELL, I THINK BIANCA HAS THAT MOTION ON THE FLOOR, SO JUST ASK FOR A SECOND AND THEN AT A DIE AND THEN I'LL GO BACK TO THIS ONE AND WE CAN VOTE ON IT.

SHE MADE THE MOTION.

>> BIANCA MADE A MOTION?

>> NO, I DIDN'T.

>> NO, YOU DIDN'T. [OVERLAPPING]

>> I'M SORRY, I THOUGHT YOU MADE A MOTION TO TABLE IT.

>> I DIDN'T.

>> YEAH, BECAUSE WE'RE NOT DONE WITH YOUR MOTION.

DO WE WANT TO LET IT DIE OR DO YOU WANT TO AMEND THE MOTION OR DO YOU WANT TO?

>> I PREFER TO LOOK AT IT AGAIN. [BACKGROUND]

>> YEAH, BECAUSE WE HAVE A MOTION ON THE FLOOR RIGHT NOW TO PROVE IT AS IT IS PRESENTED, THAT WAS THE ORIGINAL MOTION THAT WE HAVE NOT VOTED ON YET.

WE WERE JUST OPENING IT FOR DISCUSSION.

>> CAN SHE AMEND THE MOTION OR DOES IT HAVE TO GO BACK TO?

>> IT WAS TECHNICALLY NOT A MOTION, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN AN AMENDMENT. I DON'T WANT TO KEEP EVERYBODY THERE.

IT WOULD HAVE BEEN AN AMENDMENT SO WE WOULD ASK TO ACCEPT THE AMENDMENT THAT LET THAT DIE AND THEN IT GOES BACK TO THE ORIGINAL MOTION, IS JUST ROBERT'S RULES.

AM I MAKING SENSE? [BACKGROUND]

>> JUST LET YOUR MOTION DIE.

>> JUST ASK IF THERE'S A SECOND TO ACCEPT HER AMENDMENT TO THE MOTION.

>> IS THERE SECOND TO AMEND MY MOTION?

>> I'LL SECOND. [LAUGHTER]

>> BIANCA MADE AN AMENDMENT TO TABLE THIS ITEM UNTIL THE NEXT MEETING.

THE MOTION IS THE AMENDMENT TO THE MOTION THAT DOES RAY THOMAS MADE THAT CRAIG TIPPING SECOND.

THEN [INAUDIBLE] SECOND THE MOTION TO TABLE THE ITEM, IF YOU ALL GOT THAT, LET ME KNOW.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION TO AMEND THE MOTION SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> ALL THOSE OPPOSED PLEASE SAY NO.

>> NO.

>> TWO, NO.

>> I'M GOING TO SAY NO.

>> FOUR.

>> BECAUSE IF WE TABLE IT, IT'S GOING TO PUSH IT INTO JULY AND THEN THE KIDS AREN'T GOING TO HAVE THEIR [OVERLAPPING]

>> IT'S FOR THE TEACHER.

>> IT'S FOR THE TEACHERS.

>> IT'S FOUR TO THREE.

>> WE GO BACK TO HER MOTION.

>> NO, IT'S FOUR TO THREE RIGHT NOW.

>> IT'S TABLED.

>> IT'S TABLED.

>> YES.

>> I'M HAVING ANOTHER HARD TIME HEARING THIS.

>> I KNOW ME TOO. [OVERLAPPING]

>> I THINK MY HEARING AIDS HAVE DIED.

>> I HEARD NEWSOME.

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>> WHO IS A YES TO TABLE IT?

>> ONE, TWO, THREE. WAN, YOU'RE SO QUIET DOWN THERE. [LAUGHTER]

>> MAYBE YOU WERE YES I THOUGHT YOU WERE NO.

>> NO, I WAS A NO. [OVERLAPPING]

>> RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU'RE A NO.

[OVERLAPPING]

>> THE OTHER WAY.

>> THAT MOTION DOESN'T CARRY.

THAT GOES BACK TO THE FIRST MOTION.

>> BECAUSE JUST TO CLARIFY, IT'S THE ONLY INSTRUCTION THAT WE HAVE AN OPTION FOR THEM, RIGHT?

>> THAT'S CORRECT. THAT'S THE ONLY ONE THAT'S TEA APPROVED. [OVERLAPPING]

>> IT WAS FOR JUST THE TEACHERS.

>> IT'S THE ONLY ONE THAT'S TEA APPROVED.

>> WE GOT ALL OUR NUMBERS, RIGHT?

>> YEAH.

>> LET'S MOVE ON TO ITEM 16, THE SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT.

>> NOW, WE'VE GOT TO FINISH OUR MOTION.

>> WE HAVE TO DO IT AGAIN.

>> YES TO MOVE ON.

>> TO VOTE AGAIN.

>> TO ACCEPT THE CONSIDERATION.

>> WOULD SOMEONE LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO APPROVE?

>> WE ALREADY HAVE THE MOTION, IT'S JUST YES OR NO.

>> I THOUGHT WE DID THAT.

>> SAY YES OR NO.

SAY YES IF YOU APPROVE THIS MOTION.

>> YES.

>> JUST FOUR THREE, IT'S STILL THE SAME.

>> IT'S STILL THE SAME JUST THE OTHER WAY AND THEN ALL THOSE OPPOSE SAY NO.

>> KEEP GOING.

>> I THINK WE'RE A LITTLE TIRED GUYS.

WE HAVE PROVED ALREADY 15.11 WITH THE REST OF THE CONSENT AGENDA, SO WE ARE ON TO ITEM 16, THE SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT.

[16. Superintendent's Report]

THIS IS FOR DISCUSSION ONLY.

IS THERE ANYTHING LISTED IN THE REPORT THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO DISCUSS WITH DR. CANTU? NO PEER PRESSURE. [LAUGHTER]

>> ACTUALLY, THIS TAKES US TO OUR FINAL ITEM ON THE AGENDA.

WE ARE ADJOURNED AT 12:16 AM IF YOU'RE CONFUSED.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.