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GOOD EVENING.

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WE WILL NOW CALL THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING TO ORDER.

[1. Call to Order]

AND IT IS 7 P.M..

WE'LL NOW GO TO CLOSED SESSION FOR.

I'M JUST KIDDING.

I WAS WAITING TO SEE IF ALL OF YOU.

BECAUSE THERE WERE SO MANY HERE.

IT WOULD BE REALLY UPSET IF WE LEFT FOR AN HOUR.

SO INSTEAD, I'LL DO A ROLL CALL AND LET THE RECORD SHOW THAT ALL TRUSTEES ARE PRESENT.

AND WE'LL LET THIS TIME LET OUR OUTGOING TRUSTEE, MISS THOMAS, SAY A FEW WORDS, IF YOU'D LIKE.

I JUST WANT TO GIVE A THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY THAT HAS SUPPORTED ME THROUGH THIS JOURNEY.

PTA TEACHERS, PRINCIPALS, ALL OF YOU, ALL LETTING ME VOLUNTEER AND BE ON YOUR CAMPUS AND THE COMMUNITY AND PARENTS, STUDENTS, I JUST APPRECIATE YOU ALL GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE FOR THIS LAST SIX YEARS.

I HAVE TRULY ENJOYED IT.

IT'S ONE OF THE MOST REWARDING THINGS THAT I'VE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO.

I'VE ALWAYS ENJOYED WORKING WITH THE KIDS AND JUST HAVING THIS OPPORTUNITY MEANT SO MUCH TO ME.

SO THANK YOU ALL FOR BEARING WITH ME AND LETTING ME SERVE FOR SIX YEARS, AND I WILL MISS IT JUST A LITTLE BIT.

JUST A LITTLE BIT. BUT I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU.

AND THANK YOU TO ALL THE STAFF THAT HAS PUT UP WITH ME AND ALL MY CRAZY QUESTIONS AND ALL OF THAT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

SO I APPRECIATE ALL THE HARD WORK THAT YOU ALL DO.

AND MY FELLOW BOARD MEMBERS SITTING UP HERE, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

AND I ENJOYED SERVING WITH ALL OF YOU.

SO THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH.

MISS THOMAS, WE THANK YOU AS WELL FOR YOUR SERVICE.

SO WITH THAT, THE BIG MOMENT HAS ARRIVED.

WE WILL HAVE THE CEREMONY OF SWEARING IN AND TAKING THE OATH OF OFFICE FOR OUR NEWLY ELECTED TRUSTEES.

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

WE'LL START WITH PLACE ONE.

MICHELLE NEWSOM, IF YOU'D LIKE TO TAKE FRONT AND CENTER.

I WILL SHOW. THAT.

OF MANSFIELD IN THE.

AND WHAT DO THE REST OF MY.

OF THE UNITED STATES.

NOW FOR PLACE TWO.

DOCTOR JAN CRUTCHFIELD, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME FRONT AND CENTER.

WHICH COULD HAVE BEEN THE NAME OF THE AUTHORITY, OF THE NAME OF THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE OF TEXAS.

I GOT THE EMAIL ADDRESS.

I GOT TO KNOW TRUSTEE DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR THAT I WILL FAITHFULLY EXECUTE THE DUTIES.

OF THE OFFICE OF MANSFIELD INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD TRUSTEE, PLACED TWO.

OF THE OFFICE OF. IT WILL BE THE BEST NIGHT.

IT WILL.

PRESERVE, PROTECT AND DEFEND.

PRESERVE, PROTECT AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES.

INTO THIS THING.

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WELL, DOCTOR CRUTCHFIELD TAKES HER NEW SEAT.

WE'LL START BACK WITH PLACE ONE AND MISS NEWSOM.

AND IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING YOU'D LIKE TO SAY OR ANYBODY YOU'D LIKE TO INTRODUCE.

YES. I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU GUYS FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

IT'S BEEN AN AMAZING NINE YEARS SERVING ON THIS BOARD.

IT'S BEEN NINE YEARS OF LEARNING.

AND IT'S BEEN A JOURNEY WITH ALL MY FELLOW BOARD MEMBERS.

AND PREVIOUS BOARD MEMBERS.

AND ADMINISTRATION.

THIS ISN'T SOMETHING THAT ANY OF US DO IN ISOLATION.

IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE DO AS A TEAM.

AND WE ALL SERVE THIS PURPOSE FOR ALL THE KIDS AND THE STAFF AND THE EVERY BUS DRIVER, EVERY CUSTODIAN, EVERY EVERY SINGLE ONE IN THE DISTRICT.

SO THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME AN OPPORTUNITY.

TO CONTINUE TO SERVE THIS AMAZING DISTRICT.

DOCTOR CRUTCHFIELD, IF YOU'D LIKE TO HAVE A COUPLE OF THINGS TO SAY, MAYBE SOME FAMILY TO INTRODUCE.

YES. I WANTED TO START BY SAYING YOUR GRACE AND MERCY BROUGHT ME THROUGH.

I'M LIVING THIS MOMENT BECAUSE OF YOU, AND I WANT TO THANK YOU AND PRAISE YOU TO YOUR GRACE AND MERCY BROUGHT ME THROUGH.

SO MANSFIELD ISD.

HOW MANY OF Y'ALL KNOW THAT I'M HERE IN THIS SEAT BECAUSE OF GRACE AND MERCY? YES. RIGHT.

SO IT WAS GRACE THAT HAD ME BE BORN TO A FAMILY THAT KNOWS THE ART OF SACRIFICE, THAT TO BE SUCCESSFUL AS A FAMILY, YOU POUR INTO OTHERS.

AND THEY TAUGHT ME THAT.

AND THAT'S WHY I WEAR THE EARRINGS THAT SAY I MY ANCESTORS WILDEST DREAMS. AND SO IT WAS GRACE THAT HELPED ME TO MARRY A GUY WHO ALSO KNOWS HOW TO POUR INTO OTHERS.

MY HUSBAND JONATHAN, WHO'S HERE AS A FORMER TEACHER, PRINCIPAL PROFESSOR THAT'S POURED INTO KIDS, INCLUDING OUR OWN TWO AMAZING KIDS, JESSE AND MALAIKA, WHO ATTEND SCHOOL HERE IN MANSFIELD ISD.

MY MOM, JANICE, AND MY SISTER SARAH ARE HERE.

MY BROTHER ANTHONY IS IN HOUSTON, BUT MANY OF Y'ALL HAVE MET THEM BEFORE YOU MET ME, BECAUSE THEY STAY TEN TOES DOWN FOR ME AND MY KIDS, AND THAT JUST MEANS THAT THEY'RE INVOLVED AND THEY GIVE 100%.

MY MOM EVEN GOT VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH AT MY DAUGHTER'S SCHOOL, AND I WAS LIKE, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO OUTSHINE ME, MOM? LIKE, HOW? RIGHT? AND SO I COULD NOT BE HERE WITHOUT ALL OF YOU.

AND SO LET'S GIVE THEM A ROUND OF APPLAUSE, MY FAM.

THANK YOU ALL. AND SO THE THING ABOUT MY FAMILY IS IT DOESN'T STOP WITH THE FOLKS YOU SEE REGULARLY.

WE COME FROM A FAMILY WHERE DISTANCE DOESN'T MATTER AND OUR ABILITY TO SHOW LOVE.

SO I HAVE AUNTS, UNCLES, COUSINS THAT ARE HERE.

SO THANK YOU. FAMILY.

CALIFORNIA. TEXAS, ARIZONA, NEVADA, LOUISIANA.

I LOVE YOU ALL. AND SO THE FACT THAT WE LANDED HERE IN TEXAS, I CONSIDER THAT GRACE, THE FACT THAT I HAVE AMAZING COLLEAGUES AT UTA WILLING TO SHOW UP AND SUPPORT THE FACT THAT I WAS WELCOMED INTO A LOVING CHURCH FAMILY THAT SUPPORTS AND WELCOMED THEM TO A SISTERHOOD OF ZETA PHI BETA SORORITY, INCORPORATED. THAT SUPPORTS ALL OF THAT IS GRACE.

AND SO I JUST WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY, THANK YOU TO PARENTS WHO I'VE MET.

GOOD FRIENDS THAT I'VE DEVELOPED WHILE I'VE BEEN HERE, AS WE'VE SERVED OUR CAMPUSES, OUR KIDS, OUR COMMUNITIES, TO VOLUNTEERS WHO ARE INVESTED AND OTHER ELECTED LEADERS WHO SERVE HONORABLY. AND GIVE AN EXAMPLE.

I AM SO THANKFUL ALSO FOR THE MISD LEADERSHIP AND GETTING TO KNOW YOU ALL AND SEE YOU UP CLOSE.

I APPRECIATE YOU. AND SO DOCTOR CANTU AND MY COLLEAGUES ON THE BOARD, I'M EXCITED TO JOIN THIS TEAM.

AND I'M STARTING BY EXTENDING EACH OF YOU A GIFT.

SO I KNOW UNORTHODOX, BUT I'M GOING TO GIVE THESE TO YOU GUYS.

ALL RIGHT. THERE YOU GO.

ALL RIGHT, SO THIS BOOK IS CALLED DARING GREATLY BY BRENÉ BROWN.

AND IT HAS SOME SIGNIFICANCE.

SO DOCTOR BROWN IS A SOCIAL WORKER AND A SOCIAL WORK PROFESSOR AT A TEXAS UNIVERSITY, UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON.

SO THAT REMINDS ME OF MYSELF.

SHE'S DONE RESEARCH LIKE ME AND HAS WRITTEN ABOUT IT.

WHERE WE DIFFER IS THAT SHE'S A NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER.

I'M NOT. HEY.

BUT I LOVE MY PROFESSION OF SOCIAL WORK, AND SO I HOPE IT'S A MEANINGFUL ADDITION TO THE TEAM.

AND IT ALSO SIGNIFIES MY INVITATION FOR US TO DARE GREATLY ON BEHALF OF OUR AMAZING STUDENTS AND STAFF.

NOT TO BE PERFECT, BUT TO DARE GREATLY ON YOUR BEHALF.

AND SO, AS I WRAP UP, I'M COMMITTED TO DARING GREATLY FOR YOU, MANSFIELD ISD, TO SHOW UP FOR YOU TO LISTEN, TO ASK QUESTIONS, TO HOLD MYSELF AND OTHERS

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ACCOUNTABLE. AND SO I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL SINCERELY, ASK YOU ALL TO CONTINUE TO SHOW UP AND BE INVOLVED.

AND NOW, IN THE WORDS OF A SONG FROM THE DISNEY MOVIE MULAN, WHICH IS ONE OF ME AND MY SISTER'S FAVORITE MOVIES, LET'S GET DOWN TO BUSINESS, RIGHT? SO NOW I CAN MOVE TO ITEM TWO, WHICH IS ROLL CALL AND LET THE RECORD SHOW THAT ALL TRUSTEES ARE PRESENT.

SO WE WILL WE DID THE CEREMONY OF SWEARING IN, OF COURSE.

AND SO NOW WE WILL MOVE ON IF I'LL ASK YOU ALL TO PLEASE STAND AND MAKE SURE I TURN MY MIC ON.

I'LL ASK YOU ALL TO PLEASE STAND AT THIS TIME, AS DOCTOR BENITA REID LEADS US IN OUR PRAYER AND TRUSTEE KEZIA FARRAR WILL LEAD US IN OUR PLEDGES.

WE THANK YOU FOR DOING.

WHAT ABOUT? WHAT I CELEBRATE.

AND THEY'RE WILLING TO SERVE AS EXAMPLES.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING US TO CELEBRATE.

THE MANY ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF OUR KIDS AND OUR.

THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE.

OVERALL IN MY.

AND TO SERVE. SO WE'VE ASKED IN YOUR NAME IF YOU WOULD WRITE OUT THE.

PRAISE HIS NAME.

AMEN. THE.

COMPARED TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS.

ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THEE.

TEXAS. ONE STATE FOR GOD, ONE AND INDIVISIBLE.

WHAT A GREAT WAY TO START OUR MEETING WITH OUR NEW NEWLY ELECTED TRUSTEES.

BUT THEN IT GETS EVEN BETTER FROM HERE AND WE MOVE ON TO OUR DISTRICT RECOGNITIONS.

[5. District Recognition]

DOCTOR CANTU. YES, I SEE HEATHER CARSON OVER THERE.

IF YOU WOULD GO AHEAD AND COME FORWARD, MISS CARSON.

AND WE HAVE QUITE A FEW RECOGNITIONS TONIGHT.

WE'RE WRAPPING UP THE YEAR AND WE'RE EXCITED TO RECOGNIZE ALL THESE WONDERFUL PEOPLE.

SO THANK YOU, DOCTOR CANTU.

GOOD EVENING, BOARD PRESIDENT WILSON, DOCTOR CANTU, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD CABINET AND TO THE PUBLIC HERE WITH US TONIGHT.

TONIGHT WE WILL BEGIN OUR RECOGNITIONS WITH OUR SCHOOL BOARD SUPERSTARS.

EACH MONTH DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR, STUDENTS FROM OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS ARE SELECTED TO RECEIVE THE SCHOOL BOARD SUPERSTARS AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING CITIZENSHIP.

THESE YOUNG STUDENTS HAVE BEEN CHOSEN FROM THEIR CAMPUS BASED ON THE VIRTUES VIRTUES OF OUTSTANDING CHARACTER, CITIZENSHIP, FAIRNESS, HONESTY, KINDNESS, RESPECT, RESPONSIBILITY, AND TRUSTWORTHINESS.

BUT BEFORE WE BRING OUR SUPERSTARS UP, I'D LIKE TO ASK YOU TO PLEASE TURN YOUR ATTENTION TO THE SCREENS TO LEARN WHAT MAKES THESE YOUNG SCHOLARS SO SUPER.

I FEEL SO HONORED TO BE CHOSEN FOR THIS POSITION.

I'M SO GRATEFUL.

I WOULD NEVER HAVE THOUGHT THAT I'D BE PICKED UP FOR THIS.

THAT'S LIKE, INCREDIBLE.

I NOMINATED SOFIA FOR THE SUPERSTAR BECAUSE SHE IS A VERY TRUSTWORTHY STUDENT.

AND IF YOU ASK ANYBODY ON OUR CAMPUS, THEY JUST LOVE THE WAY SHE SUPPORTS EVERYBODY AND SHE SHOWS A GREAT ATTITUDE IN ANYTHING SHE DOES.

GIVING THIS AWARD MAKES ME HAPPY BECAUSE I REALLY DON'T LIKE TO GET IN TROUBLE, SO I LISTEN.

ANDERSON HAS HAD JUST SUCH A GROWTH THIS YEAR.

HE STARTED THE YEAR OFF REALLY TIMID, REALLY SHY, AND JUST EVERY SEMESTER HAS JUST IMPROVED IN HIS COMMUNICATION SKILLS.

HE'S JUST HONESTLY JUST A TEACHER'S DREAM STUDENT IN EVERY WAY, SHAPE AND FORM.

THIS AWARD MAKES ME FEEL NICE, AMAZING, AND LIKE SURPRISE.

CELESTE WAS CHOSEN AS OUR SUPERSTAR FOR HERE IN NET PERRY BECAUSE SHE EXEMPLIFIES THIS BEHAVIOR EVERY DAY.

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SHE IS VERY COMPASSIONATE, SHE'S VERY CONSIDERATE TO HER CLASSMATES, AND SHE WORKS VERY HARD EACH AND EVERY DAY.

WE ARE SO PROUD OF CELESTE KONSTANTY.

I LIKE TO BE THE SUPER AWARD STUDENT BECAUSE IT MAKES ME FEEL BETTER ABOUT DOING MORE THINGS, LIKE DOING BETTER IN SCHOOL. I CHOSE TO HIM BECAUSE HE JUST EXEMPLIFIES WHAT A LEADER TRULY IS.

IF YOU WOULD DESCRIBE HIM, HE'S SWEET, KIND, HARDWORKING, AND HE'S JUST ALWAYS WILLING TO DO ANYTHING THAT YOU'RE ASKING HIM TO DO ALL THE TIME.

GETTING THE AWARD MAKES ME FEEL PROUD.

MAYBE BECAUSE I'M SMART AND KIND.

I CHOSE ANGELINA LEE AS MY SCHOOL BOARD SUPERSTAR FOR ROBERTA STEAM ACADEMY HERE IN THIRD GRADE BECAUSE SHE'S JUST A GREAT, HARDWORKING STUDENT AND SHE CARES ABOUT OTHERS. I FEEL SPECIAL BECAUSE MISS JOINER ONLY CHOOSES ONE PERSON IN THE WHOLE CLASS, AND I FEEL HONORED THAT SHE CHOSE ME.

I CHOSE ABRAM FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT'S STAR AWARD BECAUSE HE EXEMPLIFIES LEADERSHIP AT SUCH A YOUNG AGE.

SO I'M GOING TO BE MISSING HIM A LOT NEXT YEAR.

BUT LILLARD IS GOING TO FEEL LIKE THEY HIT THE JACKPOT.

SO I'M SUPER EXCITED FOR HIM TO REPRESENT CORA SPENCER AND RECEIVED OUR AWARD.

I FEEL REALLY GOOD AND IT'S A GREAT HONOR TO BE AWARDED IT.

COREY BAKER IS ONE OF THE GREATEST STUDENTS I'VE MET OVER THE LAST TEN YEARS.

SHE'S A DEFINITE LEADER.

SHE HAS THE ABILITY TO LEAD A BUNCH OF PEOPLE.

SHE DOES IT WITH KINDNESS AND GRACE AND SHE'S JUST A WONDERFUL STUDENT.

MY NAME IS EBONY JOSEPH.

I AM HAPPY I HAVE HAD EVAN HINOJOSA IN MY CLASSROOM FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS.

HE HAS BEEN A HUGE BLESSING TO ME.

I'VE LEARNED SO MUCH FROM HIM AS I'VE SEEN HIM GROW A RIDICULOUSLY HUGE AMOUNT.

SO EVAN IS A TRUE STAR IN MY EYES.

ALL RIGHT, WELL, PARENTS AND STUDENTS, IT IS YOUR SPECIAL TIME.

STUDENTS, AS I CALL YOUR NAME.

YOU WILL COME FORWARD AND GO TO DOCTOR CANTU TO GET YOUR SPECIAL RECOGNITION.

AND THEN WE'LL HAVE YOU COME OVER AND STAND RIGHT IN THE CENTER WITH OUR OTHER TWO BOARD MEMBERS UNTIL ALL OF OUR STUDENTS HAVE BEEN CALLED, AND WE WILL TAKE SOME PICTURES.

SO FROM ALICE PONDER, ELEMENTARY AND FOURTH GRADE, SOFIA MUNOZ.

FROM ANNETTE PERRY ELEMENTARY AND KINDERGARTEN CELESTE CONSTANTE.

FROM CORA SPENCER ELEMENTARY AND FOURTH GRADE ABRAM RODRIGUEZ.

FROM ELIZABETH SMITH INNOVATIVE LEARNING ACADEMY AND KINDERGARTEN ANDERSON.

SULLIVAN.

FROM MARTHA REID LEADERSHIP ACADEMY IN SECOND GRADE.

ZAHEEN RAHMAN.

FROM MARY JO SHEPHERD ELEMENTARY AND FOURTH GRADE.

EVAN HINOJOSA.

FROM ROBERTA TIPS, STEAM ACADEMY AND THIRD GRADE ANGELINA LEE.

AND FROM TARBERT BRENDAN'S SCHOOL OF AGRICULTURAL LEADERSHIP IN FOURTH GRADE COREY BAKER.

AS COREY IS MAKING HER WAY.

LET'S GIVE THEM ANOTHER ROUND OF APPLAUSE.

ALL RIGHT, PARENTS, THIS IS YOUR SPECIAL TIME TO GET THAT PHOTO.

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PLEASE BE SURE TO TAG MANSFIELD ISD.

WE ARE STRONGER TOGETHER.

WE'D ALSO LIKE TO TAKE THIS TIME TO GIVE A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO OUR PARENTS, OUR GRANDPARENTS, TEACHERS, AND ADMINISTRATORS WHO ARE HERE WITH US TONIGHT AND TO HELP SHAPE THESE YOUNG LEADERS.

LET'S GIVE ONE MORE ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR OUR STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES.

GREAT JOB SUPERSTARS.

YOU CAN MAKE YOUR WAY BACK TO YOUR FAMILIES NOW.

AND MOVING ON TO OUR NEXT RECOGNITION, I'D LIKE TO INVITE OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF GUIDANCE AND COUNSELING, JENNIFER POWERS, TO THE PODIUM FOR OUR DEPARTMENT RECOGNITIONS THIS EVENING. GOOD EVENING, DOCTOR CANTU AND SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS.

IN 2021, MANSFIELD ISD, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE JORDAN ELIZABETH HARRIS FOUNDATION, BEGAN INTRODUCING HOPE SQUADS TO OUR CAMPUSES.

HOPE SQUADS ARE SCHOOL BASED PEER SUPPORT PROGRAMS THAT EMPOWER STUDENTS TO TAKE ACTION WHEN THEY SEE OTHER STUDENTS STRUGGLING WITH IDEAS ABOUT SELF HARM.

HOPE SQUADS ALSO WORK TO CREATE CAMPUS CULTURES OF KINDNESS AND CONNECTION.

HOPE SQUAD MEMBERS ARE NOMINATED BY THEIR PEERS AT LAKERIDGE HIGH SCHOOL.

DANIELLE ALVARADO WAS ONE OF THOSE PEER NOMINATED STUDENTS.

DURING HER JUNIOR YEAR, SHE BECAME VICE PRESIDENT OF THE NEWLY FORMED SQUAD.

HER RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDED FOSTERING AN ENVIRONMENT FOCUSED ON MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS AND SUICIDE PREVENTION.

DANIELLE'S DEDICATION TO HOPE SQUAD INSPIRED HER TO APPLY FOR THE NATIONAL HOPE SQUAD COUNCIL.

THIS COUNCIL CONSISTS OF PASSIONATE HOPE SQUAD STUDENT MEMBERS FROM ACROSS THE UNITED STATES, ALL WORKING TOWARDS PROMOTING MENTAL HEALTH AND PREVENTING SUICIDE AMONG THEIR PEERS. BEING SELECTED TO THE NATIONAL COUNCIL IS A VERY RIGOROUS APPLICATION PROCESS AND MISS DANIELLE MADE THE CUT. OUR NATIONAL HOPE SQUAD COUNCIL MEMBERS SUPPORT LOCAL SQUADS.

THEY RECORD WELCOME MESSAGES, THEY ANSWER COMMON QUESTIONS, AND THEY PARTICIPATE IN VIRTUAL PANELS AND IN-PERSON CONFERENCES.

DANIELLE SAID THROUGH VARIOUS INITIATIVES, I WITNESSED FIRSTHAND THE TRANSFORMATIVE EFFECTS OF SIMPLY BEING PRESENT AND OFFERING SUPPORT TO THOSE IN NEED.

DANIELLE, WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU AND ALL THAT YOU ARE PUTTING INTO OUR HOPE SQUAD AT LAKERIDGE HIGH SCHOOL, SO WE WANT TO RECOGNIZE YOU FOR YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENT.

WE ALSO WANT TO RECOGNIZE OUR LAKERIDGE HIGH SCHOOL HOPE SQUAD ADVISORS, MISS NEREA GARCIA AND ALSO CHARLIE MARTIN.

CONGRATULATIONS.

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU GUYS.

THANK YOU, MRS. POWERS.

MOVING ON TO OUR ACADEMIC RECOGNITIONS OF THIS EVENING, I'D LIKE TO INVITE MISS CHERYL WOODALL, PRINCIPAL OF BEN BARBER INNOVATION ACADEMY IN FRONTIER STEM ACADEMY, TO KICK OFF OUR ACADEMIC RECOGNITIONS.

GOOD EVENING, BOARD PRESIDENT.

WILSON, DOCTOR CANTU BOARD, TRUSTEES AND CABINET.

WE ARE EXCITED TO RECOGNIZE SOME AMAZING STUDENTS THIS EVENING FROM OUR MANSFIELD FFA.

OUR STUDENTS THAT ARE HERE HAVE EITHER WON GRAND CHAMPION FOR THEIR SPECIES OR RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION AND ALSO COMPETED IN THE MAJOR LIVESTOCK SHOWS.

AND SO THIS EVENING I AM GOING TO ASK THAT SPECIES ADVISOR JAMES WILSON INTRODUCE THESE STUDENTS.

HE IS ALSO OUR CO DEPARTMENT CHAIR FOR THE DEPARTMENT.

WE APPRECIATE Y'ALL HAVING US TONIGHT.

THESE STUDENTS THAT ARE IN FRONT OF YOU HAD AN AMAZING YEAR.

THIS YEAR, WE HAD OVER 17 GRAND AND RESERVE CHAMPIONS AT THE TARRANT COUNTY LIVESTOCK SHOW.

AND THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR THAT WE KNOW OF THAT.

OUR CHAPTER WAS THE HIGH POINT CHAPTER FOR TARRANT COUNTY.

WE ALSO HAD 16 PLACED AT A MAJOR STOCK SHOW THIS YEAR.

AND SO THOSE LADIES, BECAUSE MY GENTLEMAN'S NOT HERE TONIGHT, THOSE LADIES THAT ARE STANDING IN FRONT OF YOU I'VE GOT KINSLER.

JINGO, PLEASE STEP FORWARD.

THERE YOU GO. TATUM.

JINGO. HELENA.

BLANK. REAGAN.

BLANTON. LIZETTE.

PENA, TRINITY.

WAGNER. HAILEY.

PLUMLEE. BROOKLYN.

ALSOBROOK. COLBY.

FLORENCE. MADISON.

TAYLOR. PAISLEY.

KING. KAITLYN.

WHITELY.

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OKAY, I WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE BRAGGING ON OUR CAREER AND TECH STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS THIS EVENING.

IT HAS BEEN ONE OF OUR MOST SUCCESSFUL YEARS TO DATE.

WE HAVE HAD SEVERAL OF OUR ORGANIZATIONS MAKE IT TO THE NATIONAL LEVEL FOR THEIR COMPETITIONS.

THEY HAVE TRAVELED COAST TO COAST, PRACTICE EVENINGS AND WEEKENDS AND MADE MEMORIES TO LAST A LIFETIME.

WE ARE SO PROUD OF ALL OF YOU AND TO OUR FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND PARTNERING WITH US TO ENSURE OUR STUDENTS ARE CAREER READY.

IT IS AN HONOR AND A PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE THESE AMAZING STUDENTS AND TEACHERS.

TONIGHT KICKING US OFF IS ADVISOR DIONNE MARTINEZ FOR THE BUSINESS PROFESSIONALS OF AMERICA.

GOOD EVENING, PRESIDENT WILSON.

DOCTOR CANTU, BOARD MEMBERS AND CABINET.

I AM HONORED TO PRESENT THESE THREE BPA MEMBERS WITH US TONIGHT.

THEY PUT IN COUNTLESS HOURS OF JUST SUCH HARD WORK, DEDICATION AND SACRIFICE.

AND THAT'S WHAT BRINGS THEM HERE TONIGHT.

IN FRONT OF YOU. SO THANK YOU FOR HAVING US.

FIRST UP IS GABRIEL GOMEZ.

FIRST PLACE IN MICROSOFT SERVER ADMINISTRATION.

NEXT UP IS OUR WEB DEVELOPMENT TEAM, AND I WISH I COULD GIVE YOU A DEMO OF THE TEAM, THE THE WEBSITE THAT THEY DEVELOPED.

IT WAS A GAME DAY GRILL WEBSITE THAT WAS JUST BLEW MY MIND AWAY, AND I WISH I COULD SHARE IT WITH ALL OF YOU, BUT I CAN'T.

SO GABRIEL WAS PART OF THAT TEAM.

CADEN, WHO IS NOT HERE TODAY.

HE'S HE'S VISITING WITH HIS MOTHER, AND THEN CAITLIN FERGUSON WAS ALSO ON THE TEAM.

NEXT UP, I HAVE ALEX.

ERIC. HE WAS A NATIONAL ALTERNATE.

AND HE WENT WITH US TO CHICAGO, ILLINOIS AND REPRESENTED US IN PYTHON PROGRAMING.

THIS GENTLEMAN RIGHT HERE IS GOING TO THE UT AUSTIN AND IS ONE HECK OF A PROGRAMMER.

HE WILL DO GREAT THINGS IN THIS WORLD, AND WE'RE VERY PROUD OF HIM.

OKAY. OUR NEXT ORGANIZATION THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE IS DECA.

AND OUR ADVISOR WITH US HERE TONIGHT IS CASEY CROWE.

AND DECA DID MAKE IT TO THE INTERNATIONAL LEVEL AS WELL AND COMPETED IN ANAHEIM, CALIFORNIA.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING US.

SO DECA IS OUR STUDENT BUSINESS ORGANIZATION, AND IT MAKES UP ALL OF MANSFIELD.

WE HAVE APPROXIMATELY 200 MEMBERS.

AND ABOUT HALF OF THOSE COMPETE.

AND THESE FOUR THREE INDIVIDUALS WE HAD FOR ONE ISN'T WITH US TODAY.

HE'S OUT OF THE COUNTRY.

BUT I JUST WANT TO RECOGNIZE THESE THREE INDIVIDUALS FOR ADVANCING ALL THE WAY TO INTERNATIONALS AT STATE LEVEL.

THEY COMPETED AGAINST APPROXIMATELY 150 COMPETITORS.

AND, YOU KNOW, WE'RE ABLE TO ADVANCE.

AND SO THE FIRST ONE UP IS ANDREW LINDSAY AND HIS PARTNER NATHAN NEN, WHO COULDN'T JOIN US TONIGHT.

BUT THEY ADVANCED IN BUSINESS LAW AND ETHICS DECISION MAKING, SO CONGRATULATIONS TO THEM.

AND WE HAVE A SCHOOL STORE AT BEN BARBER.

AND WE THERE'S A COMPETITION THAT INVOLVES WRITING AN EXTENSIVE PAPER, AND THEN THEY HAVE TO PRESENT THAT IN FRONT OF A JUDGE.

AND EVA MARCUCCI AND AUSTIN WALLACH WERE ABLE TO ADVANCE STRAIGHT TO INTERNATIONALS AND COMPETE WITH ABOUT 100 INDIVIDUALS.

SO THEY DID ADVANCE TO INTERNATIONAL.

SO CONGRATULATIONS TO THEM.

WHAT'S THAT? YEAH.

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OKAY. OUR NEXT GROUP IS A RATHER LARGE GROUP.

WE'RE GOING TO SEE HOW MANY OF THEM ARE NOT TRAVELING FOR THE SUMMER.

STATE SKILLS USA.

WE TOOK 65 STUDENTS TO THE STATE COMPETITION IN CORPUS CHRISTI.

EVERYTHING FROM MANUFACTURING TO AUTOMOTIVE TO COMPUTER SCIENCE COMPETED IN THAT EVENT.

AND WE HAVE NATIONAL COMPETITION IN ATLANTA LATER IN JUNE.

AND SO KICKING US OFF IS MISTY SMITHERMAN FOR AUTOMOTIVE.

SO I TOOK HARRISON DAVIS.

HE IS A GRADUATE OF LAKERIDGE HIGH SCHOOL.

AS OF FRIDAY, HE WILL WENT TO SKILLS STATE FOR AUTOMOTIVE MAINTENANCE AND LIGHT REPAIR AND WAS AWARDED A SILVER MEDAL. HARRISON ALSO RECEIVED SCHOLARSHIPS FROM THE KATHERINE HUDGINS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION, AS WELL AS THE DUSTIN CHRISTMAN FOUNDATION.

TO CAN THOSE ARE YOUR SCHOLARSHIPS, RIGHT? THOSE SCHOLARSHIPS. BUT HARRISON HAS BEEN A GREAT ASSET TO US THIS PAST FOUR YEARS, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO HIM COMING IN AND MENTORING OUR UPCOMING MECHANICS THAT ARE COMING ALONG.

HI THERE. I'M UP HERE INTRODUCING FOR COACH GREEN.

HE COULD NOT BE HERE TONIGHT.

YOU KNOW, HE HAD KNEE SURGERY, BUT HE WANTED ME TO MAKE SURE THAT TELL THE WHOLE AUDIENCE THAT HE'S VERY, VERY PROUD OF HIS STUDENTS HERE.

FIRST UP IS EILEEN MCCAIN FOR SECOND PLACE.

ELECTRONICS. NEXT UP IS CAITLYN FERGUSON AND KAYDEN NGUYEN.

THEY WERE ALSO PART OF HIS WEB DEVELOPMENT TEAM AND WON FIRST PLACE AT SKILLS USA.

THEN. ALEX. ERIC, YOU CAN TELL WE SHARE STUDENTS AND WHEN WE GO TO COMPETITION.

BUT YEAH.

ALEX PLACED SECOND AT SKILLSUSA AND COMPUTER PROGRAMING.

HELLO EVERYONE. MY NAME IS DANIEL MEALY.

I'M ONE OF THE ANIMATION TEACHERS OVER AT BEN BARBER.

AND SO I HAVE TWO AMAZING STUDENTS OVER HERE, LINDSEY CARROLL AND ZAINAB MUDIN.

THEY BOTH DID REALLY WELL AT STATE.

THEY MADE THIS REALLY CUTE ANIMATION WITH, LIKE, LITTLE KITTY CAT, LIKE, OPENING THINGS FROM A BOX.

AND IT WAS SUPER AWESOME.

THEY DID GET SECOND PLACE, BUT I THINK THEY DID AMAZING.

AND WHEN THEY PLAYED THEIR ANIMATION, EVERYBODY WAS LIKE, OH, THAT'S SO CUTE.

SO I THINK THEY DID AWESOME.

SO I WOULD SAY TO ME, THEY'RE THE BEST ANIMATION STUDENTS IN THE STATE.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

YEAH. I AM NOT TIMOTHY SHERWOOD, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE ANDREW LINDSAY, WHO PLACED FIRST IN TWO AXIS TURNING C AND C MANUFACTURING, AND HE IS GOING TO BE ADVANCING AND TRAVELING WITH US TO ATLANTA FOR THE NATIONAL COMPETITION.

I'LL ROUND IT OFF FOR SKILLSUSA.

I'M NATHAN WOOD, EVERYBODY.

I'M THE RADIO AND SPORTS BROADCASTING TEACHER AT BEN BARBER.

AND I HAVE JACOB ATKINSON AND JUDE DEARING HERE TONIGHT.

THEY ARE THE STATE CHAMPIONS IN RADIO BROADCASTING.

AND THEY'LL BE HEADED TO ATLANTA IN THREE WEEKS.

JACOB HIS SOPHOMORE YEAR, GOT SECOND HIS JUNIOR YEAR, GOT SECOND, AND THIS YEAR HE GOT FIRST.

JUDE WAS A PART OF THE TEAM THAT GOT SECOND LAST YEAR AND THEY FINALLY WON STATE THIS YEAR.

SO CONGRATS TO BOTH OF THEM.

THEY WERE PART OF THE INAUGURAL CLASS OF STEM AT FRONTIER, AND THEY'RE BOTH HEADED TO UNT NEXT YEAR.

OKAY. NEXT UP I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE CHEFS BAKER ROBERSON AND CHEF ROBERSON.

THEY ARE GOING TO INTRODUCE OUR NATIONAL PROSTART TEAM.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING US.

I AM CHEF CHEF ROBERSON AND CHEF BAKER ROBERSON.

TONIGHT I WANT TO INTRODUCE OUR FIRST PLACE TEXAS PROSTART INVITATIONAL WINNERS FOR OUR RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT.

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AND THIS YEAR, WE ALSO WON IN CULINARY ARTS.

SO WE HAVE TWO TEAMS. THE FIRST ONE IS GOING TO BE AMBER ABREGO FROM LAKE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL AND MOLLY ESQUIVEL ESQUIVEL FROM LEGACY HIGH SCHOOL.

AND WE'RE MISSING MICHAEL FORTE.

AND THEN WE HAVE LAST BUT NOT LEAST IS AARON RODRIGUEZ FROM TIMBERVIEW HIGH SCHOOL.

THEY NOT ONLY PLACED FIRST BUT THEY KEPT OUR LEGACY ALIVE.

THEY ARE THE FIFTH FIVE TIME STATE CHAMPIONS IN RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT FOR TEXAS PROSTART.

SO WE WANTED FOR FIVE YEARS IN A ROW, AND THEY ALL HAVE GARNERED ABOUT 15 TO $20,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS FROM FROM THAT FOR BEING FIRST.

AND THEY WERE 10TH PLACE IN THE NATION AT THE NATIONAL PROSTART INVITATIONAL.

OUR NEXT ROUND OF WINNERS ARE OUR CULINARY ARTS TEAM, WHO PLAYS FIRST AT PROSTART, AND IT'S EDEN PENNICOTT FROM SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL.

AND WE HAVE SOPHIA LEE HERE FROM MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL, AND WE'RE MISSING MIKAYLA STEVENS FROM LAKE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL, MAKAI VAN FROM LEGACY HIGH SCHOOL, AND LOGAN VO FROM LAKE RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL.

AND WE WERE FIRST PLACED OUT OF 44 TEAMS AT TEXAS PROSTART.

WE ALSO WAS WE WERE FOURTH PLACE IN THE NATION IN CULINARY ARTS OUT OF 48 TEAMS, WHICH WAS A HUGE FEAT.

MISS EDEN CARTER WAS A MEMBER OF OUR RESTAURANT MANAGEMENT TEAM LAST YEAR.

SHE WAS SECOND PLACE IN THE NATION, AND SHE HAS OVER $123,000 WORTH OF SCHOLARSHIPS TO JOHNSON AND WELLS.

SO SHE'LL BE ATTENDING.

AND MISS SOPHIA LEE WILL BE JOINING THE FORT WORTH CULINARY CLUB AND PART OF OUR APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM THAT WE HAVE WITH OUR CULINARY DEPARTMENT AND THE FORT WORTH CLUB.

AND SO THEY BOTH LEAD DECORATED AS CERTIFIED FUNDAMENTAL COOKS CERTIFIED PASTRY COOKS, AND LOTS OF CERTIFICATIONS.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR HAVING US.

OKAY. WHILE THEY'RE PAUSING FOR THE PHOTO OP.

SINCE CHEF ROBERTSON DID BRING UP CERTIFICATIONS, I JUST WANTED TO THROW IN THERE A SHAMELESS PLUG THAT WE ARE SITTING AT OVER 1650 INDUSTRY BASED CERTIFICATIONS RIGHT NOW AND COUNTING.

OUR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS ARE DOING AN INCREDIBLE JOB OF MAKING SURE THAT THEY ARE CAREER READY.

AND SO I WAS STALLING A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE SOME OF THESE STUDENTS ARE COMING RIGHT BACK OUT.

NEXT IS OUR HIGH SCHOOL BARBECUE TEAM, AND I HAVE ADRIAN SAMPLE, OFFICER BEASLEY AND CHEF ROBERSON TO INTRODUCE THEM.

WE ALSO HAVE TREVOR BAGGETT.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING US OUT.

AND GOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY.

WE JUST WANT TO INTRODUCE OUR BARBECUE TEAM.

THIS IS OUR NEW TEAM.

WE HAVE TWO. THIS IS OUR NEW TEAM.

THIS IS THEIR FIRST YEAR COMPETING.

AND OUT OF 99 TEAMS, THEY FINISHED FIFTH IN THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.

FIRST IS VINCENT MUTH OF FRONTIER STEM ACADEMY.

MIA SEDLACEK OF MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL.

EVAN TAYLOR, FRONTIER STEM ACADEMY.

VANESSA VELASQUEZ, MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL.

AND WE ALSO HAVE RANSOME MEADOWS OF MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL.

AND HE'S NOT HERE THIS EVENING.

OKAY. AND WE HAVE AND WE HAVE ALSO COACH TREVOR BAGGETT HELPED US TOO.

THANK YOU. LAST, LAST SHAMELESS PLUG.

LOOK FOR US IN EARLY FALL.

THIS WOULD ALL LET YOU ALL KNOW, BUT IT'S.

THE SECRET'S ALMOST OUT, BUT WE'VE GOT A REALLY BIG SECRET ABOUT OUR BARBECUE TEAM THAT'S COMING OUT REALLY, REALLY SOON, SO STAY TUNED.

THANK YOU. OKAY.

SO WE HAVE A ANOTHER COUPLE OF REPEATERS COMING OUT.

SO EARLIER WE WERE ABLE TO INTRODUCE OUR MANSFIELD FFA LIVESTOCK COMPETITORS.

AND NOW WE WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE OUR SDS AND CDE COMPETITORS.

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AND SO THOSE OF YOU NOT FAMILIAR WITH FFA THEY DO NOT TAKE A BREAK.

ALL RIGHT. SO I DON'T KNOW WHICH ORDER THEY ARE GOING TO INTRODUCE THEM IN.

SO I'M GOING TO ASK ALL THE ADVISORS TO COME BACK UP AGAIN OKAY.

WE'RE GOING TO START WITH MR. MARK SINCE HE IS ONE OF OUR SPECIES ADVISORS AND ALSO AN FFA ADVISOR AND AG SCIENCE TEACHER.

SO I'M HERE TO INTRODUCE OUR LLDI TEAMS. THIS YEAR, MANSFIELD FFA HAD 15 LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT TEAMS THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE DISTRICT SEVEN CONTEST.

11 OF THE 15 TEAMS MADE IT TO THE AREA FIVE CONTEST, AND NO TEAM PLACED LOWER THAN THIRD.

THIS GOT MANSFIELD FFA THE SWEEPSTAKES CHAMPIONSHIP.

SENIOR SKILLS PLACED THIRD AT DISTRICT.

SENIOR SPANISH CREED SPEAKING PLACED THIRD AT DISTRICT RADIO BROADCASTING, PLACED THIRD AT DISTRICT GREEN HAND CREED SPEAKING PLACED THIRD AT DISTRICT AG ISSUES FORUM. PLACED SECOND AT DISTRICT AND PLACED NINTH AT AREA GREEN.

HAM QUIZ PLACED SECOND AT DISTRICT AND NINTH AT AREA.

SENIOR CREED SPEAKING PLACED SECOND AT DISTRICT AND 12TH AT AREA.

SENIOR QUIZ PLACED FIRST AT DISTRICT AND SIXTH AT AREA.

SENIOR CHAPTER CONDUCTING PLACED FIRST AT DISTRICT, SECOND IN AREA AND EIGHTH IN THEIR HEAT AT STATE PUBLIC RELATIONS.

PLACED FIRST IN DISTRICT AND FOURTH AT AREA.

JOB INTERVIEW PLACED FIRST AT DISTRICT AND 12TH AT AREA GREEN AND SKILLS PLACED FIRST IN DISTRICT AND EIGHTH AT AREA GREEN AND CHAPTER CONDUCTING PLACED FIRST IN DISTRICT AND FIFTH AT AREA, AND AG ADVOCACY PLACED FIRST IN DISTRICT AND THIRD AT AREA.

SO I APOLOGIZE FOR BEING A LITTLE BIT UNDER THE WEATHER, BUT I MISS BROWN.

I'M ONE OF OUR AG TEACHERS PRESENTING OUR CTE TEAMS THIS YEAR, AND THOSE ARE OUR CAREER DEVELOPMENT EVENTS.

AND SO THIS YEAR WE HAD 15 COMPETING TEAMS AND WE DON'T HAVE ALL OF THEM HERE.

WE HAVE SOME KIDS OFF AT COLLEGE AND THINGS, BUT EACH TEAM IS A MEMBER OF 3 TO 4.

AND SO WE HAVE A LOT ON OUR TEAMS. WE TAKE A FULL BUSLOAD.

BUT WE HAD 15 TEAMS COMPETING WHICH WE PLACED HIGH ENOUGH IN ALL OF OUR CATEGORIES TO EARN US OUR SWEEPSTAKES BANNER.

SO OUR LIVESTOCK TEAM PLACED 24TH AT AREA AND SECOND IN DISTRICT.

OUR VET SCIENCE TEAM PLACED 21ST IN AREA AND FOURTH IN DISTRICT.

OUR FLORICULTURE PLACED 18TH IN AREA AND SECOND IN DISTRICT.

DAIRY CATTLE PLACED 14TH IN AREA AND SECOND IN DISTRICT.

MILK QUALITY PRODUCTS PLACED SEVENTH IN AREA AND SECOND IN DISTRICT.

OUR FARM BUSINESS PLACED SIXTH IN AREA AND FIRST IN DISTRICT.

OUR MEATS TEAM PLACED FIFTH IN AREA, FIRST IN DISTRICT AND ADVANCED TO STATE.

OUR NURSERY LANDSCAPE TEAM PLACED FIFTH IN AREA, SECOND IN DISTRICT AND ADVANCED TO STATE.

OUR POULTRY PLACED SECOND IN AREA AND FIRST IN DISTRICT, ADVANCING TO STATE AT OUR TARLETON INVITATIONAL OR TARLETON CONTEST.

OUR HORSE TEAM PLACED 15TH IN AREA AND FIRST IN OUR DISTRICT, AND OUR ENTOMOLOGY TEAM PLACED NINTH IN OUR AREA AND FIRST IN OUR DISTRICT.

OUR WOOL TEAM PLACED NINTH IN AREA AND SECOND IN OUR DISTRICT.

AND THEN AT THE STATE LEVEL AT THE STATE CONTEST, WE HAD OUR COTTON TEAM PLACED 118TH AT THE STATE LEVEL, 10TH IN OUR AREA AND FIRST IN OUR DISTRICT.

OUR PLANT ID PLACED 23RD IN STATE, FIRST IN AREA, AND FIRST IN OUR DISTRICT.

AGRONOMY PLACED 15TH IN STATE, FIRST IN AREA AND FIRST IN DISTRICT.

OUR AG COMM PLACED SEVENTH IN STATE, FIRST IN AREA AND FIRST IN DISTRICT.

NURSES LANDSCAPE PLACED 26TH IN STATE, SECOND IN AREA AND FIRST IN DISTRICT.

AT THE OTHER STATE CONTEST, OUR POULTRY TEAM PLACED 58TH AT STATE, THIRD IN AREA AND FIRST AT DISTRICT.

OUR MEATS TEAM PLACED 55TH AT STATE, FIFTH IN THE AREA AND FIRST IN DISTRICT.

AND WE ARE VERY PROUD OF OUR SWEEPSTAKES BANNERS THAT WE EARN THIS YEAR.

HI, I'M MRS. CLARK. I'M ALSO ONE OF THE ADVISORS.

WE HAD A LOT OF MEMBERS PARTICIPATING IN SPEAKING DEVELOPMENT EVENTS THIS YEAR AT OUR DISTRICT SEVEN CONTEST.

OUR RESULTS WERE SENIOR PREPARED AG POLICY.

AVERY MATTHEWS, SHE PLAYS FIRST SENIOR PREPARED AG TECH.

AND COM RILEY MATTHEWS PLACING FIRST.

SENIOR PREPARED NATURAL RESOURCES.

SAM MALONE PLACING FIRST.

SENIOR PREPARED PLANT SCIENCE SOPHIA PATTERSON PLACING FIRST.

EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING RYAN MARKOVICH PLACING FIRST.

SOIL STEWARDSHIP PAYTON CASTLE PLACING FIRST AND JUNIOR PREPARED.

DELANEY DAVIS PLACING SECOND.

AT OUR AREA CONTEST, OUR PLACINGS WERE AS FOLLOWS FOLLOWS.

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SENIOR PREPARED AG POLICY AVERY MATTHEWS PLACING SIXTH, SENIOR PREPARED AG TECH AND COM RILEY MATTHEWS PLACING SIXTH.

SENIOR PREPARED NATURAL RESOURCES SAM MALONE PLACING SIXTH.

JUNIOR PREPARED, DELANEY DAVIS PLACING SIXTH.

EXTEMPORANEOUS SPEAKING RYAN MARKOVICH PLACING THIRD AND SENIOR PREPARED PLANT SCIENCE SOPHIA PATTERSON PLACING FIRST AND ADVANCING TO STATE.

SHE WILL COMPETE AT THE STATE CONTEST ON JUNE 7TH.

AND WITH US TONIGHT WE HAVE PRESLEY HOLLAND, GIANNA ROSADO, AVERY MATTHEWS, DELANEY DIAZ, MADISON RUBIO, LORENZETTI, NATALIA HEDGER, MATTHEW MORA, TAYLOR WHITELEY, COLBY FLORENCE AND HALEY PLUMLEE.

THANK YOU GUYS.

AND I JUST WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO REMIND THE COMMUNITY THAT ALL OF OUR COURSES AT BEN BARBER ARE OPEN TO ALL SIX OF OUR HIGH SCHOOLS.

SO ALL OF THE STUDENTS THAT YOU SEE HERE REPRESENT THE FIVE TRADITIONAL HIGH SCHOOLS.

AND THEN OF COURSE, FRONTIER STEM, THE STEM HIGH SCHOOL OF CHOICE THAT'S HOUSED IN FRONTIER OR IN BEN BARBER, RATHER.

SO I THINK IT'S REALLY COOL JUST TO BE ABLE TO SEE ALL THESE STUDENTS COME TOGETHER BECAUSE THEY SHARE A PASSION.

ALL RIGHT. NEXT UP WE DO HAVE HOSA AND THAT IS OUR HEALTH OCCUPATIONS STUDENTS ASSOCIATION.

AND I DO HAVE A NET GONZALEZ TO INTRODUCE THOSE STUDENTS.

GOOD EVENING, AND THANK YOU FOR HAVING US THIS EVENING.

IF YOU COULD PLEASE HOLD YOUR APPLAUSE FOR OUR STUDENTS UNTIL EVERYONE'S BEEN ANNOUNCED.

THAT WOULD BE GREAT. THANK YOU.

SO THIS YEAR, OUR THIS WAS OUR SECOND YEAR COMPETING IN HOSA EVENTS, WHICH STANDS FOR HEALTH OCCUPATIONS STUDENTS OF AMERICA.

SO WHAT YOU SEE UP HERE, THESE ARE YOUR FUTURE HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS IN THE MAKING HERE.

AND SO THIS YEAR, WE GREW OUR ORGANIZATION TO OVER 100 MEMBERS.

OF THOSE 100 MEMBERS, WE ADVANCED ABOUT 50 OF THOSE TO THE AREA COMPETITION.

AND OF THOSE 50, 25 ADVANCED TO STATE COMPETITION.

AND THIS IS PHENOMENAL THAT ALL 25 OF THOSE STUDENTS THAT WE TOOK TO TO COMPETE AMONG THE BEST IN THE STATE, THEY ALL PLACED IN THE TOP TEN.

SO THE ONES YOU SEE UP HERE, THESE ARE THE THE THE ONES THAT ADVANCE TO OUR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS.

SO WE HAVE ZACH RUBIO.

HE IS JUST GRADUATED FROM FRONTIER STEM ACADEMY.

HE COMPETED IN CLINICAL LAB SCIENCES AND HE PLACED SECOND IN THE STATE.

AND HE IS ADVANCING TO INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION.

ALEXIS AND JENNA WOODY, ALEXIS EADS AND JENNA WOODY.

THEY COMPETED IN EMT AND ADVANCED TO INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION.

SOPHIA WESTBROOK HAD TO READ FIVE MEDICAL TEXTS, NOT TEXTBOOKS, NOVELS THAT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN SO INTERESTING.

AND SHE ADVANCED TO THE INTERNATIONAL LEVEL OF COMPETITION, PLACING THIRD IN HER COMPETITION.

AND THEN WE HAVE LENNON LAW.

SHE COMPETED IN PHYSICAL THERAPY, AND SHE WON.

SHE WAS OUR STATE WINNER, AND SHE'S HEADING OUT IN JUNE WITH THE REST OF THE BUNCH HERE TO COMPETE IN HOUSTON.

I KNOW OUR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION IS IN HOUSTON THIS YEAR.

I'M SO SORRY, BUT WE'LL STILL HAVE FUN.

WE'LL STILL HAVE LOTS OF FUN.

SO THANKS AGAIN FOR HAVING US THIS EVENING.

OKAY. OUR NEXT GROUP IS GOING TO BE TAFFY.

AND THESE ARE OUR FUTURE EDUCATORS.

AND I'M GOING TO ASK THAT VICKY PAULSEN AND JORDAN HENNINGTON COME UP TO INTRODUCE THESE STUDENTS.

MISS PAULSEN IS THE ADVISOR AT BEN BARBER, AND MISS HENNINGTON IS THE ADVISOR AT SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL.

THANK YOU. HELLO.

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR COMING.

AS SHE SAID, WE ARE TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF FUTURE EDUCATORS AND WE ARE PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE NATIONAL QUALIFIERS.

WE'RE GOING TO BE TRAVELING TO WASHINGTON, D.C.

THIS SUMMER TO COMPETE.

WE'VE GOT TYLER GATES, SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL, ALEXANDRA CARDENAS, SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL, SAIRA KHAN, FRONTIER. JASMINE.

RUIZ. FRONTIER.

TOLU. EMMANUEL.

LAKE. RIDGE.

JESSE AKINS.

FRONTIER. AVA.

HERRING. MANSFIELD AND AMIR GUNEY.

FRONTIER.

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OKAY. AND LAST BUT CERTAINLY NOT LEAST IS MISS HONECK.

AND SHE IS HERE TO PRESENT OUR STATE GERMAN CONTEST AWARD WINNERS.

OKAY, FOR GERMAN, WE ACTUALLY HAVE CONTESTS.

LANGUAGE CONTESTS.

I DID FIND OUT THAT IT FALLS UNDER THE U-I-L UMBRELLA.

EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE OUR SEPARATE CONTESTS.

WE COMPETE BOTH IN CULTURE AND IN ACADEMIC EVENTS, AND WE HAVE A REGIONAL MEET.

AND AT REGIONALS, OUR KIDS CAME IN FIRST PLACE REPRESENTING NORTH TEXAS.

AND AT STATE, WE HAVE KYLE ALFERINK, WHO PLACED FIRST PLACE IN CULTURE.

THEN FARIDAH, AKINYEMI AND FARIDAH PLACED FIRST IN GRAMMAR, READING COMPREHENSION AND VOCABULARY, THEN ORIGINAL MODEL.

BUILDING A GERMAN HOUSE WAS ZANE CHAUDRY AND THEN A T SHIRT DESIGN WAS RYAN GILMORE.

THEY CAME IN FIRST PLACE, SECOND PLACE FINISHERS FRIDA IN SIGHT, READING AND REINHARDT AL-HAJJ, AND SHE'S HERE IN SPELLING.

AND THIRD PLACE FINISH AT STATE.

WAS AIYANA GREEN IN SPELLING? THANK YOU AGAIN FOR GIVING US THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND SOME TIME THIS EVENING TO BRAG ON OUR WONDERFUL STUDENTS AND TEACHERS.

THANK YOU AGAIN, MISS WOODALL.

AND TO ALL THE STAFF AND STUDENTS OF BEN BARBER.

AT THIS TIME, I'D LIKE TO INVITE ASHLEY JOYCE, THE FINE ARTS INTEGRATION SPECIALIST, TO THE PODIUM FOR OUR FINE ARTS RECOGNITION OF THE EVENING.

THANK YOU, MRS. CARSON.

GOOD EVENING, BOARD PRESIDENT WILSON, DOCTOR CANTU AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES, IT IS AN HONOR TO RECOGNIZE THE MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL ARMY JROTC NATIONAL DRILL CHAMPIONS, LED BY SERGEANT FIRST CLASS DANIEL KENNELL.

OUT OF 43 HIGH SCHOOL CADET TEAMS ACROSS THE NATION, INCLUDING ARMY, NAVY, AIR FORCE, AND MARINE JROTC PROGRAMS, THE MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL STORMING TIGERS JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS ACHIEVED FIRST PLACE IN THE ARM DIVISION OF THE ARMY JROTC NATIONAL DRILL CHAMPIONSHIPS.

ADDITIONALLY, THE TEAM SECURED SECOND PLACE IN THE DIVISION TWO UNARMED CATEGORY AT THE ALL SERVICE NATIONALS COMPETITION.

THIS MARKS THE TEAM'S FIRST WIN AT THE NATIONAL DRILL CHAMPIONSHIP.

CONGRATULATIONS.

WHILE REMOVING SOME STANCHIONS.

LET'S GIVE THEM ONE MORE ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR OUR NATIONAL CHAMPIONS.

GREAT JOB.

AND AS THEY ARE MAKING THEIR WAY OUT, CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN.

AND AT THIS TIME, I'D LIKE TO INVITE JARED WOMACK, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS, TO KICK OFF OUR FINAL RECOGNITIONS OF THE EVENING WITH OUR ATHLETIC RECOGNITIONS.

EXCUSE ME. GOOD EVENING, PRESIDENT WILSON.

DOCTOR CANTU AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND CABINET.

AS WAS JUST SAID, THIS IS THE FINAL GROUP OF THE NIGHT.

BUT I CAN TELL YOU ALSO, THIS GROUP VERY RARELY WAS IN THE BACK OF ANY GROUP, AS WE ARE NOW RECOGNIZING OUR STATE CHAMPION OR MEDALIST AT THE STATE TRACK MEET. FIRST OF ALL, IT'S A GREAT HONOR TO RECOGNIZE THESE AMAZING ATHLETES WHO HAVE COMPETED IN THE STATE TRACK AND FIELD MEET.

FIRST UP IS ZION ROBINSON.

HIS COACH, MATT WALKER, IS WITH HIM TONIGHT.

ZION WAS YOUR SIX A STATE CHAMPION IN HIGH JUMP.

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AND ZINS, A SOPHOMORE.

ALL RIGHT. NEXT UP AT SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL.

WE HAVE DORIE DAVIS THIRD PLACE AS THE FIVE EIGHT GIRLS TRIPLE JUMP.

AND TRAVIS BUJAKI.

THIRD PLACE FIVE A BOYS SHOT PUT.

THERE ARE TWO COACHES, ERICA ROBERSON AND RONNIE ROBERSON ARE ALSO WITH THEM TONIGHT.

AND THEN LAST BUT NOT LEAST IS THE TIMBERVIEW HIGH SCHOOL BOYS TRACK TEAM THAT FINISHED THIRD PLACE OVERALL AT THE STATE TRACK MEET.

ÖZGÜC. COLBY.

SMITH. NATHAN TILGHMAN.

JOHN. WARE. HARVEY.

SCOTT. TYLER MADISON AND MICHAEL HENDERSON WERE PART OF THAT STATE THIRD PLACE FINISH TEAM.

AND NOW WE WILL HAVE OUR STATE TOP THREE WINNERS.

WE HAVE CAMERON BATES.

CAMERON WAS YOUR 300 METER HURDLES STATE CHAMPION.

STATE RUNNER UP MILE RELAY.

THIS IS BRANDON GILMORE, NIGEL WRIGHT, CHANCE COLLINS AND AGAIN CAMERON BATES.

THIRD PLACE FIVE FIVE, EIGHT 110 HURDLES.

ALEX MOORE.

AND THEY ARE ALSO ASSISTED TONIGHT BY THEIR COACHES, TREY BATES AND REBECCA MORRISON.

ONE MORE BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR OUR STATE COMPETITORS IN TRACK.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ALL RIGHT, I THINK I GOT AHEAD OF MYSELF.

JUST A MINUTE, Y'ALL. GO AHEAD.

THANK YOU. ALRIGHT.

SUMMIT HIGH SCHOOL.

DID YOU ALREADY GET YOUR PICTURE? OH, WE'RE GOING TO GET A BIG PICTURE.

I'M SORRY. REEL IT BACK IN.

BIG PICTURE. ALL RIGHT, WE GOT THEM ALL.

WE'RE GOOD.

LET'S GIVE ONE MORE ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR OUR STATE TRACK AND FIELD RECOGNITIONS FOR MANSFIELD HIGH, SUMMIT HIGH AND TIMBERVIEW HIGH SCHOOL.

THANK YOU. AND THAT DOES CONCLUDE TONIGHT'S RECOGNITIONS.

BACKGROUND. WE'LL GIVE EVERYONE JUST A SECOND TO HEAD HOME IF THEY WANT OR NEED TO.

OKAY. WE WILL MOVE TO ITEM SIX, OUR DISTRICT INTRODUCTIONS.

[6. District Introductions ]

DOCTOR CANTU. YES, MA'AM.

AT THIS TIME DOCTOR STOKER, WOULD YOU LEAD US IN OUR INTRODUCTIONS? YES, MA'AM. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

NOW, BOARD MEMBERS, I'M GOING TO DO MY BEST TO HAVE THIS.

TO DO THIS WITH AS MUCH ENTHUSIASM AS COACH WOMACK DID.

I DON'T KNOW IF I'M GOING TO BE AS SUCCESSFUL.

I'M SURE GOING TO TRY.

ALRIGHTY. SO THIS EVENING, IT'S MY PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE TO YOU EIGHT ADMINISTRATIVE NEW HIRES AND OR PROMOTIONS.

FIRST UP, I THINK WE'RE IN POSITION, MRS. BURNS. WE READY? ALL RIGHTY.

FIRST UP, WE HAVE COURTNEY GATES, THE NEW PRINCIPAL AT MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL.

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AND AS YOU KNOW, MISS GATES HAS RECENTLY SERVED AS A PRINCIPAL AT WESTERN MIDDLE SCHOOL.

GOOD EVENING, BOARD PRESIDENT WILSON, DOCTOR CANTU AND DISTINGUISHED BOARD.

I AM HONORED TO BE NAMED THE PRINCIPAL AT MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL.

I GRADUATED FROM MS..

I TAUGHT AT MHS, AND I'M THRILLED TO BE RETURNING HOME TO SERVE THE STUDENTS AND STAFF AT MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL.

I HAVE A FEW MEMBERS OF MY FAMILY HERE TO SUPPORT ME TONIGHT.

MY HUSBAND TONY, MY DAUGHTER KENNEDY, BOTH ALSO GRADUATES OF M.H.S.

AND SHARE MY TIGER PRIDE.

MY PARENTS, WHO ARE ALWAYS SUPPORTIVE AND WHO HAD THE WISDOM OF MOVING US TO MANSFIELD WHEN I WAS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

THE AMAZING STAFF AT WOOSTER.

I'VE HAD A WONDERFUL TEN YEARS AND I APPRECIATE THEM SO MUCH.

24 YEARS AGO, DARRYL SNEED HIRED ME AS A BRAND NEW TEACHER AT TO HOWARD.

AND IN THAT 24 YEARS, I HAVE BEEN MENTORED BY SO MANY.

SOME OF YOU UP HERE, SITTING UP HERE, SOME OUT HERE, AND I COULD NOT BE MORE GRATEFUL FOR THAT MENTORSHIP AS IT GOT ME HERE TONIGHT.

I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU AGAIN.

PRESIDENT WILSON, DOCTOR CANTU AND BOARD.

I PROMISE TO DO MY VERY BEST AND CONTINUE THAT TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE AT MANSFIELD HIGH SCHOOL.

THANK YOU. NEXT, I'D LIKE TO INTRODUCE HILARY HOBSON, OUR NEW COORDINATOR OF WEB SERVICES, AND SHE'S COMING TO US FROM A NEARBY DISTRICT WHERE SHE SERVED AS A COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALIST AND A GRAPHIC DESIGNER.

GOOD EVENING, BOARD PRESIDENT WILSON, DOCTOR CANTU AND ESTEEMED MEMBERS OF ON THE BOARD.

THANK YOU FOR THE WARM WELCOME AGAIN.

MY NAME IS HILARY HOBSON, AND I'M VERY EXCITED TO JOIN THE MISD COMMUNICATIONS TEAM AS THE COORDINATOR OF WEB SERVICES.

I BRING OVER TEN YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN COMMUNICATIONS WITH SIX OF THEM IN THE REALM OF EDUCATION, AND I AM THRILLED AND EXCITED TO BE HERE.

I HAVE WITH ME MY WORK MOM.

SIX YEARS AGO MARIA PHELAN.

SIX YEARS AGO, I WALKED INTO DUNCANVILLE ISD AND SHE WAS THE FIRST FACE I SAW AND HAS TAKEN ME UNDER HER WING AND HAS NOT LET ME GO.

I ALSO WOULD BE I WOULDN'T BE REMISS WITHOUT THANKING MY TRADITIONAL FAMILY.

THEY ARE. WE ARE FROM OUTSIDE OF HOUSTON, SO THEY COULD NOT BE IN ATTENDANCE, BUT THEY ARE WATCHING ONLINE, SO.

HI, MOM. DAD, MY SISTERS AND MY BROTHER AND MY SELECTED FAMILY DAMON AND MARIA.

SO THANK YOU. AND I'M EXCITED TO BE HERE.

NEXT STEP RETURNING TO MANSFIELD ISD IS MARIAM CARDOSO.

SHE IS OUR NEW PRINCIPAL AT CROSS TIMBERS INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL.

SHE HAS BEEN SERVING MOST RECENTLY IN A NEARBY DISTRICT AS AN ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL, BUT BEFORE THAT SHE WAS IN MANSFIELD ISD AT MCKINSEY MIDDLE SCHOOL AS AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL.

WE'RE SO GLAD TO HAVE YOU BACK.

THANK YOU. I'M GLAD TO BE BACK.

GOOD EVENING, BOARD PRESIDENT WILSON, DOCTOR CANTU AND MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL BOARD.

I AM TRULY HONORED TO BE NAMED PRINCIPAL OF CROSS TIMBERS.

AND I AM SO EXCITED TO CONTINUE MY EDUCATION JOURNEY HERE IN MANSFIELD ISD.

I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THE STAFF AND CONTINUING TO ACHIEVE EXCELLENCE.

WITH ME TONIGHT IS MY HUSBAND, WHO IS MY SUPPORT SYSTEM.

HE UNDERSTANDS ALL THE THINGS ABOUT MY JOB AND MY MENTOR THAT I WOULD LIKE TO HONOR TONIGHT.

CECILY TUTTLE, WHO RECRUITED ME FROM A DAYCARE THAT I WAS WORKING AT AND TOLD ME THAT I COULD BE AN AWESOME EDUCATOR AND I WOULDN'T BE HERE WITHOUT HER.

AND THEN I ALSO HAVE MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS, AND I AM SO EXCITED TO BE BACK HOME.

AND THIS IS A DREAM COME TRUE.

THANK YOU. NEXT WE HAVE CARRICK MCGOWAN, WHO WILL BE SERVING AS OUR COORDINATOR IN OUR STARS PROGRAM AND SPECIAL SERVICES.

MR. MCGOWAN HAS BEEN WORKING AT WESTERN MIDDLE SCHOOL AS THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL THERE.

THANK YOU. FIRST OF ALL, I WOULD JUST LIKE TO THANK GOD FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE HERE.

DOCTOR CANTU, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

JUST THANK YOU TONIGHT FOR HONORING ME OR ACKNOWLEDGING ME AND MY NEW POSITION.

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK DOCTOR EDWARD SCOTT FOR GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO TO BE A COORDINATOR IN HER DEPARTMENT.

AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THE SPECIAL POPULATIONS TEAM.

THE THREE PEOPLE THAT ARE HERE WITH ME TONIGHT ARE THE PEOPLE THAT HOLD ME ACCOUNTABLE.

MY TWO SONS, KERRYON AND KENDALL.

AND MY WIFE OF OVER 30 YEARS.

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HAS INSPIRED ME, MENTORED ME, AND SUPPORTED ME.

I LOVE YOU. THANK YOU.

COMING UP NEXT, WE HAVE DOCTOR NASTASIA NEIL, OUR NEW PRINCIPAL AT TIMBERVIEW HIGH SCHOOL.

AND AS YOU ALL KNOW, SHE'S BEEN SERVING AS IN THE DISTRICT AS A PRINCIPAL AT WILLIE BROWN ELEMENTARY.

GOOD EVENING, PRESIDENT WILSON.

DOCTOR CANTU AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

I AM HONORED TO BE NAMED THE PRINCIPAL OF TIMBERVIEW HIGH SCHOOL.

I'M INCREDIBLY EXCITED TO CONTINUE TO LIVE THE VISION OF MISD.

THAT'S VERY SAME VISION THAT IS CONSTANTLY SHOWN TO ME WITH OUR CABINET MEMBERS AND OTHER LEADERS IN MISD.

WITH ME TONIGHT IS MY AMAZING HUSBAND WHO IS SUPPORTIVE, INCREDIBLY SUPPORTIVE ON TUESDAYS.

AND MY MY TWO DAUGHTERS, MY TWO YOUNGEST DAUGHTERS WHO ARE HERE WITH ME, WHO ALSO GO TO SCHOOL WITH ME AT WILLIE BROWN.

AND WHEN I ANNOUNCE TO THEM THAT I WAS LEAVING, THEY DIDN'T CARE VERY MUCH.

AND SO I PROMISE THAT I WILL CONTINUE TO POUR INTO KIDS.

IT MAY BE A LITTLE BIT MORE THAN MY OWN, BUT I PROMISE TO CONTINUE TO POUR INTO KIDS AT TIMBERVIEW HIGH SCHOOL.

THANK YOU GUYS. NEXT WE HAVE DOCTOR ASHLEY PARKS, WHO WILL BE ASSUMING HER NEW ROLE AS DIRECTOR OF THE OUT OF SCHOOL TIME PROGRAMS. AND AS YOU KNOW, SHE'S BEEN SERVING AS THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR IN THAT SAME DEPARTMENT.

I'M GOING TO SPEAK AS CLEARLY AS I CAN.

I'M LOSING MY VOICE.

BUT GOOD EVENING, BOARD PRESIDENT WILSON, DOCTOR CANTU AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

I FEEL EXTREMELY BLESSED TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO NOW SERVE AS THE DIRECTOR OF OUT-OF-SCHOOL TIME PROGRAMS. I WANT TO GIVE A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO TINA CANTU AND DONALD WILLIAMS FOR HAVING FULL TRUST IN ME TO LEAD A DEPARTMENT SO NEAR AND DEAR TO THEIR HEARTS THAT THEY STARTED BACK IN 2017 WITH A MISSION TO SERVE OUR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES HERE IN MISD.

THEIR FINGERPRINTS ARE INTERWOVEN THROUGHOUT OST, AND I STRIVE TO CONTINUE THE HARD WORK THAT THEY STARTED.

I STAND HERE TONIGHT WEARING RED FOR MY GRANDMOTHER.

I AM JOINED IN CELEBRATING THIS BLESSING WITH MY FRIENDS, MY MOM, MY DADDY, MY BROTHER, MY SISTER IN LAW AND THE MOST IMPORTANT OF THEM ALL, MY NEPHEW JASON.

NEXT, I'D LIKE TO INTRODUCE BROOKE PARLANE AND HER NEW ROLE AS COORDINATOR IN OUR FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT.

AND SHE'S BEEN SERVING AT LEGACY HIGH SCHOOL AS A DRILL TEAM DIRECTOR AND DANCE TEACHER.

GOOD EVENING, BOARD PRESIDENT WILSON, DOCTOR CANTU AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

I'M HONORED TO BE ABLE TO CONTINUE MY CAREER IN MANSFIELD ISD AS A FINE ARTS COORDINATOR.

I'M VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT THE VALUE THAT ARTS EDUCATION AND THE PROGRAMS THAT WE OFFER IN MANSFIELD ISD.

FOR ALL OF OUR STUDENTS THAT PARTICIPATE, I'M EXCITED TO CONTINUE WORKING WITH THE FINE ARTS DEPARTMENT TO CREATE EXCITING OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR STUDENTS.

TONIGHT I HAVE WITH ME MY GREATEST SUPPORT MY FAMILY.

I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE MY HUSBAND, SCOTT PARLANE.

HE IS A COACH AND TEACHER AT LEGACY HIGH SCHOOL.

I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO INTRODUCE MY SONS, CONNOR PARLANE, CLASS OF 23, AND NATHAN PARLANE, WHO IS A WHO IS A CURRENT JOB HAVE THEIR BACK HERE SOMEWHERE.

I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO MENTION MY SON LANDRY PARLANE, WHO IS ALSO AN MISD GRAD FROM LEGACY IN 21, WAS UNABLE TO BE HERE TONIGHT.

AND THEN I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO WELCOME MY PARENTS, NEIL AND LINDA MCCOMBS, WHO ARE LIFELONG EDUCATORS 30 AND 28 YEARS RESPECTIVELY, IN BIRDVILLE ISD.

SO I COME FROM A LONG LINE OF EDUCATORS, AND I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO THANK MY MOTHER IN LAW, VIVIAN PARLANE, FOR BEING HERE TONIGHT, AND I FEEL SO BLESSED TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE MY COMMUNITY.

THANK YOU. AND FINALLY THIS EVENING WE HAVE JASMINE WILLIAMS, A COORDINATOR IN OUR QUEST PROGRAM.

MISS WILLIAMS IS COMING TO US FROM A NEARBY DISTRICT WHERE SHE SERVED IN A SIMILAR ROLE.

GOOD EVENING, BOARD PRESIDENT WILSON, DOCTOR CANTU AND THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

I AM SO EXCITED TO START THIS JOURNEY HERE IN MANSFIELD ISD AS THE QUEST PROGRAM COORDINATOR.

TODAY WAS MY FIRST DAY.

IT WAS VERY EXCITING GETTING TO KNOW THE STUDENTS AND THE STAFF.

DOCTOR. DOCTOR PARKS HAS BEEN GREAT.

SHE MADE MY FIRST DAY WONDERFUL.

I AM COMMITTED TO MAKING SURE WE CONTINUE EXCELLENCE HERE IN MANSFIELD ISD.

I BROUGHT MY SUPPORT SYSTEM WITH ME TONIGHT.

MY DAD, MR. RONALD PUGH, WHO HAS SERVED IN MANSFIELD ISD PREVIOUSLY.

MY MOM, MELINDA PUGH, WHO SERVES AS THE CTE DIRECTOR IN THE SHUTTLE.

MY SISTER TAYLOR, WHO'S AN EDUCATOR IN DESOTO.

MY HUSBAND, MY MY MY BIGGEST SUPPORTER.

HE'S BACK THERE AND WITH OUR DAUGHTER, WHO YOU CAN HEAR CRYING FOR HER MOMMY.

SHE IS BACK THERE AS WELL.

THAT'S MISS RILEY. SO THANK YOU.

AND HAVE A GREAT NIGHT.

THANK.

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OKAY. CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR NEW HIRES AND PLACEMENTS AND PROMOTIONS, I GUESS.

RIGHT? IS SOME OF THEM.

SO THEN WE WILL MOVE ON TO ITEM SEVEN, OUR INSTRUCTIONAL FOCUS.

[7. Instructional Focus]

I'LL ASK DOCTOR CANTU TO MAKE HER INTRODUCTIONS, PLEASE.

YES, MA'AM.

I WOULD LIKE DOCTOR TIFFANY SPENCER TO.

SHE IS AT THE PODIUM.

SHE'S VERY FAST.

TO GIVE OUR ASSESSMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY DEPARTMENT UPDATE.

GOOD EVENING, PRESIDENT WILSON.

DOCTOR CANTU AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

I'M EXCITED TO BE HERE WITH YOU ALL TONIGHT.

AND IT'S BECAUSE I GET TO BRAG ON ONE OF MY DIVISIONS.

YOU KNOW, THE WORK THAT WE DO IS REWARDING.

BUT TONIGHT I GET TO TALK ABOUT ALL OF THE GREAT THINGS THAT THIS TEAM DOES.

SO BEFORE I DIVE IN, I HAVE THE PLEASURE OF LEADING AN INCREDIBLE GROUP OF EDUCATORS.

BUT TONIGHT I GET TO TALK ABOUT THE ASSESSMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY TEAM I CHARGED THEM WITH SERVING AND SUPPORTING LAST YEAR.

AND HOW CAN WE PUT PEOPLE OVER PROCESSES.

AND WHEN I SAY THAT THIS TEAM HAS STEPPED UP TO THE CHALLENGE, THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT THEY HAVE DONE.

THEY THOUGHT OUTSIDE OF THE BOX, THEY'VE BEEN PROACTIVE.

THEY'VE RESPONDED TO FEEDBACK.

THEY DO EVERYTHING THAT YOU THINK THAT YOU WOULD WANT OUT OF AN AMAZING TEAM.

AND I'M EXCITED TO GET TO BRAG ON THEM TONIGHT.

SO FIRST UP IS DOCTOR EVANS ONSONGO.

HE IS OUR DIRECTOR OF RESEARCH AND ACCOUNTABILITY.

HE HAS TWO DIRECTORS THAT WORK.

I MEAN TWO COORDINATORS THAT WORK WITH HIM, MARIA ALCORN AND SUSIE WILLIAMS. AND SO MARIA DEALS MORE WITH OUR LOCAL ASSESSMENTS, AND SUSIE FOCUSES ON OUR STATE ASSESSMENTS AND KEEPS US FROM BEING IN TROUBLE.

SHE IS VERY GREAT WITH ALL OF THOSE THINGS.

AND THEN AMY ADAMS JOINED OUR TEAM LAST YEAR AND SHE HAS JUST BEEN AMAZING.

SHE DOES ALL THINGS.

ANYTHING THAT YOU NEED DONE, SHE JUMPS IN, SHE TACKLES IT.

THEY ARE JUST AN AMAZING TEAM.

AND SO I'M EXCITED TO GET TO SHARE WITH YOU SOME OF THE THINGS THAT THEY PROVIDE FOR OUR DISTRICT.

SO OUR GOALS LAST YEAR THAT HAVE LED INTO THIS YEAR HAVE BEEN REALLY BASED ON THREE THINGS.

ONE IS BUILDING CAPACITY, DATA LITERACY, UNDERSTANDING OUR ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM, HELPING OUR TEACHERS AND OUR ADMINISTRATORS JUST GROWING THEIR UNDERSTANDING SO THAT THEY CAN EFFECTIVELY IMPACT CHANGE AND THEN CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT.

SO WHAT ARE WE PROVIDING TO OUR CAMPUSES? WHAT ARE WE PROVIDING TO OUR TEACHERS AND OUR STAFF THAT WE SUPPORT, AND WHAT CAN WE DO TO GET BETTER, REALLY LIVING OUR VALUES AND MISTY AND THEN FINALLY COMMUNICATION.

WHAT ARE WE DOING IN ORDER TO GET THE WORD OUT RIGHT? AND SO NOT BEING RESPONSIVE AND NOT BEING REACTIVE.

BUT WHAT ARE WE DOING TO REALLY BE PROACTIVE IN OUR APPROACH AND GETTING COMMUNICATION TO ALL OF OUR STAKEHOLDERS SO THAT THEY CAN BETTER BE INFORMED TO MAKE GREAT DECISIONS? SO WITH BUILDING CAPACITY WE ARE IMPACT IS IMPORTANT.

AND SO THINKING THROUGH OUR GOAL IS JUST TO PROVIDE ALL OF OUR DISTRICT AND OUR CAMPUS STAFF WITH PROFESSIONAL LEARNING TO REALLY INCREASE THEIR KNOWLEDGE, TO HELP THEM MAKE AN IMPACT AND INFORMED DECISIONS.

OVER THE LAST YEAR, WE'VE PROVIDED 148 HOURS OF PROFESSIONAL LEARNING, AND WE CALL IT PROFESSIONAL LEARNING FOR A REASON, RIGHT? PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IS A ONE TIME SITTING GIG, RIGHT? YOU GET IT ONE TIME AND YOU GO AWAY AND HOPEFULLY IT STICKS.

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING IS ONGOING AND SO HOW CAN WE CONTINUOUSLY BUILD THAT RAPPORT? HOW CAN WE CONTINUOUSLY BUILD THAT CAPACITY.

AND SO IT'S AN ONGOING PIECE.

WE FOCUS PARTICULARLY IN THREE AREAS OUR ADMINISTRATORS, OUR TEACHERS AND THEN OUR CAMPUS TESTING COORDINATORS.

THOSE CAMPUS TESTING COORDINATORS ARE BOOTS ON THE GROUND DURING TESTING SEASON.

SO THEY ARE THE ONES THAT GET ALL THE INFORMATION TOGETHER AND SMALL GROUPS AND DOING ALL OF THE WORK IN ORDER TO HELP OUR TEACHERS REALLY CARRY OUT THAT TESTING ENVIRONMENT.

SO WE STARTED LAST YEAR WITH WHAT'S CALLED LUNCH AND LEARNS.

AND SO I THINK LAST YEAR I CAME TO YOU ALL A COUPLE OF TIMES AND TALKED ABOUT THE ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM CHANGING, AND WE REALLY DIDN'T KNOW THE RULES, BUT WE WERE PLAYING

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THE GAME ANYWAY. Y'ALL REMEMBER? YES. AND SO WE TRIED TO FIGURE OUT HOW CAN WE GET THAT INFORMATION TO PRINCIPALS AS WE GOT THE INFORMATION, HOW CAN WE TURN IT AROUND IN A WAY OF BEING PROACTIVE AND BEING SURE THAT OUR PRINCIPALS HAD THE INFORMATION THAT THEY NEED IN ORDER TO MAKE APPROPRIATE DECISIONS? SO OUR LUNCH AND LEARN STARTED AS OPTIONAL TRAININGS.

AND SO WE OFFERED THEM FOUR TIMES LAST YEAR.

AND SO WE TALKED ABOUT ACCOUNTABILITY DOMAINS ONE, TWO AND THREE.

AND WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR OUR CAMPUS AND OUR DISTRICT, OUR CAMPUSES IN OUR DISTRICT.

AND THEN WE GOT TO THE POINT WHERE WE WERE ABLE, THROUGH DOCTOR LONGO'S NETWORKING, TO PARTNER WITH JOHN FESSENDEN.

HE IS VERY WELL KNOWN WITH A ORGANIZATION CALLED LEAD FORWARD.

AND SO THEY HAVE THE MOST UP TO DATE INFORMATION ON ACCOUNTABILITY AND WHAT'S HAPPENING.

HE COULDN'T COME IN PERSON LAST YEAR, BUT HE DID VIRTUAL SESSIONS FOR US, AND WE WORKED SO WELL WITH HIM THAT THIS YEAR HE CAME TO OUR DISTRICT IN PERSON.

AND SO WHEN WE GOT OUR RESULTS BACK, ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THAT HE DID WAS MET WITH OUR PRINCIPALS FOR AN ENTIRE DAY AND WENT THROUGH THEIR DATA AND THE ACCOUNTABILITY.

AND WHAT CAN YOU DO WITH IT? AND SO IT WAS REALLY HANDS. ON LEARNING.

WE'VE CONTINUED THAT LEARNING THIS YEAR WITH OUR PRINCIPALS, AND WE ASKED FOR FEEDBACK LAST YEAR.

AND SO WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THAT CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PIECE.

BUT OUR PRINCIPALS TOLD US WHAT THEY WANTED.

MORE OF THESE SESSIONS HAVE BEEN INCREDIBLE.

THEY ARE MAXED OUT.

OUR ROOMS ARE PACKED.

EVERY TIME THAT WE HAVE ONE.

THEY'RE COMING BECAUSE THEY WANT TO COME.

ISN'T THAT A GREAT FEELING? NOT BECAUSE WE'RE MAKING THEM COME SOMEWHERE, BUT BECAUSE WE'RE OFFERING SOMETHING THAT THEY FIND VALUABLE AND IT'S MAKING AN IMPACT ON THEIR CAMPUSES AND IN THEIR WITH THEIR KNOWLEDGE. SO WE FOCUSED ON PROFESSIONAL LEARNING IN THREE VERY INTENTIONAL WAYS.

SO TEACHERS AND CAMPUS STAFF, WE PROVIDED INFORMATION WITH THEM AND TRAINING FOR THEM ON NWEA MAP TRAINER OF TRAINERS.

AND SO WE HAVE A VERY LARGE DISTRICT.

SO GETTING THE INFORMATION DOWN FROM THE PRINCIPAL LEVEL TO THE TEACHER LEVEL HAS BEEN SOMETHING THAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING TO CONTINUOUSLY IMPROVE.

AND SO PRINCIPAL SELECTED WHO THEY WOULD LIKE ON THEIR CAMPUS TO COME TO OUR TRAINER OF TRAINERS.

OUR TEAM HAS TRAINED THEM AND WE'VE PULLED IN PEOPLE FROM NWEA WHO ACTUALLY TRAIN THEM, AND THEY GO AND TURN THAT TRAINING AROUND ON CAMPUS.

OUR TEACHERS ALSO WANTED INFORMATION ON ADJUTANTS.

ADJUTANTS IS WHERE ALL OF OUR STUDENT DATA LIVES.

IT'S WHERE OUR INFORMATION FOR OUR CMR INFORMATION LIST AND INDICATORS LIVE.

AND SO THEY WANTED MORE INFORMATION ON THAT.

SO WE'VE PROVIDED INDIVIDUAL CAMPUS TRAINING.

WE'VE PROVIDED ONLINE TRAINING ANYTHING TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR TEACHERS TO ACCESS.

WE'VE ALSO PROVIDED SPECIFIC TIME FOR OUR CAMPUS TESTING COORDINATORS.

AGAIN, THOSE ARE OUR BOOTS ON THE GROUND DURING TESTING SEASON.

AND SO THEY'RE PREPARING ALL YEAR.

WE'VE GIVEN THEM ADDITIONAL TRAINING ON ADJUTANTS DATA ANALYSIS.

SO NOT ONLY IS THE DATA THERE, BUT WHAT DO WE DO WITH IT.

RIGHT. BECAUSE THEY'RE WITH TEACHERS EVERY DAY.

IF A TEACHER HAS A QUESTION, WE WANT THEM TO BE ABLE TO ANSWER AND SUPPORT.

AND SO DATA ANALYSIS FOR THEM.

AND WE'VE ALSO PROVIDED CTC WORK DAYS.

SO THIS IS THESE ARE DAYS WHERE THEY CAN COME IN.

OUR ASSESSMENT TEAM IS SET UP.

NORMALLY THEY'RE SET UP HERE.

AND THEY CAN COME AND GO AS THEY PLEASE.

AND SO THEY ARE AT THEY'RE SERVING IN WHATEVER CAPACITY THAT THEY NEED.

AND OUR SEATS ARE ABLE CTCS ARE ABLE TO COME IN AND GET THE SUPPORT THAT THEY NEED AND THEN LEAVE.

AND SO QUESTIONS ANSWERED ON THE SPOT AND THEY'RE ABLE TO HAVE THAT COLLABORATION TIME.

AND THEN OUR CAMPUS ADMINISTRATORS, WE'VE DONE NOT ONLY THE LUNCH AND LEARNS.

WE'VE ALSO PROVIDED BASED ON FEEDBACK FROM PRINCIPALS NWA MAP GROWTH REPORTS.

AND SO LOOKING AT HOW OUR STUDENTS ARE GROWING FROM SPRING TO SPRING, FROM FALL TO FALL, WE WERE HAVING SMALL GROUP PRINCIPAL MEETINGS WITH OUR ELEMENTARY PRINCIPALS AND WITH OUR MIDDLE GRADE PRINCIPALS ON, HEY, THESE ARE WHAT THESE REPORTS ARE AND THIS IS WHAT WE CAN DO WITH THEM.

WE'RE ACTUALLY BRINGING IN OUTSIDE SUPPORT FOR THAT.

SO NWEA ACTUALLY COMES TO OUR DISTRICT TWO TIMES A YEAR TO TALK WITH OUR PRINCIPALS AND WORK WITH OUR PRINCIPALS THROUGH THAT PROCESS.

WE'VE ALSO WORKED WITH OUR HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPALS WITH INTERIM GROWTH REPORTS.

SO OUR HIGH SCHOOLS TAKE THE INTERIM INTERIM ASSESSMENTS TWICE A YEAR.

AND SO WE LOOK AT GROWTH FOR OUR STUDENTS.

HOW ARE THEY PERFORMING? ARE THEY GROWING FROM THE FALL TO THE SPRING AND HELPING OUR PRINCIPALS UNDERSTAND THOSE REPORTS AND HOW TO MAKE DECISIONS AND INFORM DECISIONS GOING BACK TO THEIR CAMPUSES, SOMETHING THAT WE'VE TALKED ABOUT AND THAT OUR PRINCIPALS HAVE ASKED FOR ARE THE DATA DIG WORKSHOPS.

AND SO I'M GOING TO TALK TO YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT AS WE GO FORWARD, BASED ON SOME OF THE FEEDBACK THAT WE'VE RECEIVED FROM OUR PRINCIPALS ON WHAT THEY WOULD LIKE MORE OF.

SO CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.

AND SO REALLY HAVE TASKED THIS TEAM AND THEY OBLIGE EVERY TIME THEY'RE WORKING AHEAD OF ME NOW, WHICH IS GREAT.

BUT HOW DO WE KNOW.

RIGHT. HOW DO WE KNOW IF WHAT WE'RE DOING IS EFFECTIVE? AND SO WE HAVE GIVEN AND THEY HAVE GIVEN SURVEYS AFTER EACH OF OUR LUNCH AND LEARNS THIS YEAR.

AND SO THAT'S BEEN THREE.

WE'VE PROVIDED THREE.

AND OUR PRINCIPALS RESPOND THROUGH SURVEYS ON ONE OF THE LUNCH AND LEARN FLIERS.

AND I COULD GO BACK.

ONE OF THE TASKS ON THERE WAS TO REVIEW THE LUNCH AND LEARN FEEDBACK AND QUESTIONS.

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SO THAT'S HOW WE START OUR MEETINGS.

THIS IS WHAT YOU ASK FOR.

THIS IS WHAT WE'RE GOING TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT TODAY BECAUSE YOU ASKED FOR IT.

THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS THAT YOU HAVE.

THIS IS WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO IN ORDER TO RESPOND.

THEY'VE ALSO GIVEN THREE SURVEYS JUST THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, RIGHT, IN A SYSTEMATIC WAY, TO CHECK ON IF THEY'RE SERVING AND SUPPORTING IN A WAY THAT'S BENEFICIAL TO OUR CAMPUSES.

AND SO PROVIDING THAT OPPORTUNITY FOR ADMINISTRATORS, TEACHERS AND FOR OUR CTCS TO PROVIDE THEM FEEDBACK.

AND THIS IS JUST SOME OF THE FEEDBACK THEY RECEIVED.

IT'S GREAT TO ALWAYS RECEIVE WONDERFUL RAVING FEEDBACK, BUT IT'S ALSO IMPORTANT FOR US TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS NEEDED.

SO ONE OF OUR PRINCIPALS AT THE TOP SAID, AS A NEW PRINCIPAL, I WOULD LIKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET MORE INDIVIDUAL HELP.

THAT'S WHERE THE DATA DIGS HAVE COME FROM.

SO NEXT YEAR OUR PRINCIPALS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY.

OUR ASSESSMENT TEAM WILL SET UP FOR A DAY.

OUR PRINCIPALS CAN COME IN AS THEY CHOOSE, AND WE WILL HELP AND SUPPORT THEM IN A SMALL GROUP OR A ONE ON ONE SETTING.

SOME OF THE FEEDBACK IS JUST NOTHING.

Y'ALL ARE DOING A GREAT JOB.

YOU'RE SERVING AND SUPPORTING AND EXACTLY THE WAY THAT WE WOULD LIKE.

PLEASE CONTINUE THE GREAT WORK.

AND HONESTLY, I GET A LOT OF FEEDBACK FROM OUR CAMPUSES AND FROM OUR TEACHERS AND FROM OUR PRINCIPALS.

ABOUT HOW GREAT OF A JOB THEY DO.

THEY ARE VERY SMALL TEAM.

IT'S ONLY FOUR OF THEM, AND THEY SERVE OUR ENTIRE DISTRICT AND DO WHATEVER THEY NEED TO DO IN ORDER TO BE SURE THAT OUR THAT THE NEEDS ARE MET.

COMMUNICATION. SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I DON'T THINK PEOPLE NECESSARILY KNOW ALL OF THE TIME IS ALL OF THE DEPARTMENTS THAT ASSESSMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY TOUCHES. SO OF COURSE, FOR OUR CAMPUS ADMINISTRATORS, ONE OF THEIR MAIN PIECES IS TO PROVIDE STUDENT DATA.

SO HOW ARE OUR STUDENTS PERFORMING? WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR US AS ACCOUNTABILITY? AS A DISTRICT DOCTOR, ONSONGO AND HIS TEAM ARE CONTINUOUSLY RUNNING REPORTS.

EVERY TIME WE GET DATA IN, HE'S PUSHING DATA OUT.

HE'S ANALYZING IT AND BEING SURE THAT WE HAVE WHAT WE NEED IN ORDER TO MAKE DECISIONS.

THEY MAKE THEY WORK VERY CLOSELY WITH OUR SPECIAL POPULATIONS.

SO OUR SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, OUR DUAL LANGUAGE DEPARTMENT, 504, THEY'RE WORKING VERY CLOSELY WITH THOSE DEPARTMENTS AS WELL.

AND THEN AS WELL AS WITH CMR. SO I'M GOING TO TALK TO YOU A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW THEY SUPPORT CMR AND BEING SURE THAT OUR STUDENTS ARE LIVE, COLLEGE AND CAREER READY, AND THEY ALSO SUPPORT WITH OUR COMMUNITY AND STAFF ENGAGEMENT. SO I DON'T KNOW IF YOU ALL KNOW, BUT THEY ROLL OUT ALL OF OUR CLIMATE AND CULTURE SURVEYS.

SO THE PARENTS AND TEACHERS AND STAFF, DOCTOR ONSONGO AND HIS TEAM ARE PUSHING THAT INFORMATION OUT, AND THEY'RE DISAGGREGATING IT AND ANALYZING THAT DATA WHEN IT COMES BACK IN TO BE SURE THAT WE HAVE THAT INFORMATION IN ADDITIONAL.

IN ADDITION, WE'RE PUSHING OUT NEWSLETTERS.

SO THIS TEAM PUSHES OUT NEWSLETTERS WEEKLY.

IT'S SPECIFIC TO WHAT PRINCIPALS NEED.

ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS ARE CAMPUS TESTING COORDINATORS.

AND IT HAS SOMETHING THAT THEY CAN GO BACK TO.

SO THEY CAN IF THEY DON'T NEED IT THIS WEEK, THEY CAN REFERENCE IT BACK IN TO TO DETERMINE WHAT THEY NEED TO KEEP THEM UP TO DATE ON RELEVANT STATE AND LOCAL TESTING SO THAT THEY'RE AWARE OF WHAT'S COMING AND WHAT THEY NEED TO KNOW IN ORDER TO MOVE FORWARD.

AND THEN CMR PROJECTIONS.

WE KNOW THAT THIS IS A BIG PART OF WHAT WE DO HERE IN MISD, BEING SURE THAT OUR STUDENTS ARE LIVE COLLEGE AND CAREER READY LAST YEAR, THAT YOU KNOW THAT THE STATE OF TEXAS CHANGED HOW CMR WAS CALCULATED.

MR. BENAVIDEZ AND DOCTOR TAMPLIN HAVE DONE AN AMAZING JOB OF PUTTING A SYSTEMATIC PROCESS IN PLACE, AND DOCTOR ONSONGO AND HIS TEAM ARE A HUGE PART OF THAT.

EVERY MONTH THEY PUSH OUT MONTHLY REPORTS ON HOW OUR STUDENTS ARE PERFORMING, WHERE THEY ARE AS FAR AS READING, REACHING THEIR CMR GOALS AND TARGETS, AND THEY START AT THE NINTH GRADE. SO DOCTOR ONSONGO WAS PULLING NINTH GRADE DATA, 10TH GRADE ALL THE WAY THROUGH OUR 12TH GRADERS.

AND THAT'S REALLY SO WE CAN BE PROACTIVE.

AND WE'RE NOT WAITING UNTIL THE SENIOR YEAR FOR OUR STUDENTS TO DECIDE WHAT THEY NEED.

RIGHT? WE'RE ABLE TO BE PROACTIVE IN THE APPROACH AND REALLY PROVIDE GUIDANCE FOR OUR STUDENTS NEEDED.

NOT ONLY IS THIS TEAM DOING AN AMAZING JOB WITHIN MISD, THEY ARE ALSO PRESENTING AT THE REGIONAL AND STATE LEVELS THEY PRESENTED AT THE TEXAS ASSESSMENT CONFERENCE IN AUSTIN MULTIPLE TIMES, JUST ABOUT THE WORK THAT WE'RE DOING HERE AND THE LUNCH AND LEARNS AND HOW IMPORTANT AND IMPACTFUL THAT IS.

THEY PRESENTED WITH REGION TEN AND 11 AT THEIR CONFERENCE, AND THEY'VE ALSO PRESENTED AT THE NWEA MAP CONFERENCE AS WELL.

SO NOT ONLY ARE THEY MAKING AN IMPACT HERE, THEY'RE MAKING AN IMPACT OUTSIDE OF MISD AS WELL.

AND SO THAT'S JUST I'M SO EXCITED THAT I GOT TO BRAG ON THEM.

I'M SO SORRY. I'M SURE THEY'RE CRINGING BECAUSE THEY DON'T LIKE THE SPOTLIGHT, BUT THEY DO AN AMAZING JOB.

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY.

ANY QUESTIONS? HE WAS KIND OF KEEPING EYES DOWN.

I KNOW I NOTICED THAT TOO.

I'M I'M VERY AWARE.

WE'LL START ON MY RIGHT.

TRUSTEES, DID YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? OH, YEAH. DOCTOR REED. OH I'M SORRY, DID YOU WANT TO SAY OKAY, GREAT.

DOCTOR SPENCER, THAT WAS AN EXCELLENT PRESENTATION.

I LOVE THAT THE COMMUNICATION IS TWO WAY MULTI-LEVEL AND IT'S LINEAR WHEN IT'S NECESSARY. AND SO YOU'RE MAKING CERTAIN THAT EVERYONE IS WELL INFORMED.

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THAT WAS OUTSTANDING.

I LOVE THE DATA.

IT'S NOT JUST DATA DRIVEN, BUT YOU'RE ANALYZING ALL THE DATA MULTIPLE WAYS TO ENSURE THAT OUR STUDENTS MEET, THAT WE'RE MEETING THE NEEDS OF OUR STUDENTS.

BUT ALSO, I REALLY THANK YOU FOR MAKING CERTAIN THAT OUR PRINCIPALS ARE ARE SEEN AND HEARD SO THEY CAN IMMEDIATELY ASK OR EXPRESS WHAT THEY LIKE TO GET WHATEVER IT IS THAT THEY NEED, WHATEVER HELP THAT THEY NEED.

AND SO THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT ANYONE TO FEEL AS IF HE OR SHE IS OUT ON AN ISLAND, AND YOU HAVE TO FIGURE IT OUT ON YOUR OWN.

SO I REALLY APPRECIATE I DON'T REALLY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

JUST WHAT? MAYBE ONE.

HOW DO YOU PLAN TO IMPROVE THIS PROCESS FOR NEXT YEAR? WILL YOU COME BACK AND SHARE THAT WITH US? ABSOLUTELY, ABSOLUTELY.

THE TEAM IS ALREADY WORKING.

THEY'VE ALREADY HAVE A PLAN OF WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO AND THEIR LUNCH AND LEARNS FOR NEXT YEAR.

THEY GAVE ME A WHOLE YEAR AT A GLANCE FOR NEXT YEAR ALREADY.

OKAY, I LOVE THAT. THAT WAS ONE THING THAT YOU SAID THAT YOU DIDN'T GET.

YOU SAID SOMETHING ABOUT SOME OF THE FEEDBACK IS NOTHING.

I THINK THE FEEDBACK IS EVERYTHING.

ABSOLUTELY, BECAUSE IT GUIDES YOU AND DIRECTS YOU.

SO TAKE THE COMPLIMENTS OKAY.

THANK YOU TEAM. WE REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THE WORK THAT YOU DO.

PATERSON. SORRY, MISS ANDERSON, I'M JUST ECHOING.

I ONLY WANTED TO SAY THAT I REALLY IT REALLY STOOD OUT TO ME WHEN YOU SAID YOU HAD ONE ON ONES AND YOU TOOK THEM ASIDE.

THAT TO ME, PROVES THAT THEY'RE VALUABLE TO US.

AND IT HELPS OUR RETENTION RATE, WHICH EVERYONE KNOWS IS IS DIFFICULT AROUND THE WORLD, BUT ESPECIALLY IN TEXAS.

AND THEN THE OTHER THINGS I WOULD SAY WITH THE CMR AND THE PROJECTIONS, I LIKE HOW YOU DO THE DIG INS AND GET THAT FEEDBACK.

I JUST WELCOME EVEN MORE OF THAT RIGHT NOW.

WE, I KNOW THAT WE DO IT WITH OUR STUDENTS AND WITH OUR PARENTS, AND SOMETIMES WE DON'T GET THAT MUCH FEEDBACK.

BUT I THINK THE MORE THAT WE DO IT, THE MORE THAT THEY'LL CONTINUE TO FEEDBACK AND WE CAN GET MORE AND MORE INSIGHT.

SO THANK YOU. PERFECT.

THANK YOU. OKAY.

TO MY LEFT. DOCTOR CRUTCHFIELD I'VE GOT TO GET USED TO SAYING THAT.

MR. TRUSTEE. YEAH, THANKS.

SO, DOCTOR SPENCER, THANK YOU.

I WAS IMPRESSED BY THE LUNCH AND LEARN TOPICS.

AND SO ONE OF THE THINGS I THOUGHT WOULD BE HELPFUL IS THE APPROACH THAT YOU USE IN DISAGGREGATED DATA.

SO IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND JUST SHARING A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHY THAT'S IMPORTANT TO DISAGGREGATE DATA AND HOW IT HELPS US TO IMPROVE OUR PRACTICES.

ABSOLUTELY. AND SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE REALLY LOOKING AT WITH OUR PRINCIPLES IS NOT LOOKING AT OUR STUDENTS AS ONE BIG POT, BUT REALLY UNDERSTANDING WHAT EACH INDIVIDUAL STUDENT NEEDS.

AND SO WE HELP THEM TO LOOK AT OUR DIFFERENT STUDENT GROUPS.

SO BY ETHNICITY, SOMETIMES BY GENDER BY OUR ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS AND OUR SPECIAL POPS.

SO RIGHT NOW WE KNOW THAT OUR EMERGENT BILINGUALS ARE OUR FASTEST GROWING POPULATION.

AND SO HOW DOES THAT IMPACT WITH US? NOT ONLY WITH STARR BUT WITH TOPAZ.

AND SO REALLY TALKING ABOUT WHAT THOSE INDIVIDUAL GROUPS MAY NEED AND WHAT DOES DIFFERENTIATION LOOK LIKE.

AND SO WE'RE HELPING THEM DESEGREGATE THE DATA.

AND THEN DOCTOR SUSIE'S TEAM IS HELPING THEM REALLY DIG INTO WHAT DO WE DO AS FAR AS CURRICULUM IS CONCERNED.

GREAT. THANKS.

YOU'RE WELCOME. ANYONE ELSE? OKAY. SEE, YOU DID SUCH A GREAT JOB.

WE DIDN'T EVEN HAVE HARD QUESTIONS FOR YOU.

THANK YOU. BUT WE DO APPRECIATE ALL THE WORK THAT YOU GUYS ARE DOING.

AND WE DO GET THAT. YOU ARE DOING A LOT.

PERFECT. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU. SO DOCTOR CANTU TAKES US TO ITEM EIGHT, OUR

[8. Presentation]

PRESENTATIONS. YES, MA'AM.

PRESIDENT WILSON, I'D LIKE TO TURN IT OVER TO JEFF BROGDON TO GIVE US AN UPDATE ON OUR 2024 BOND PROGRAM.

SOUNDS NICE. MINE.

WELL, FIRST OF ALL, I'D LIKE TO SAY THAT WE'RE GOING TO ACCOMPLISH THIS BOND 2024 WITH NO TAX RATE INCREASE.

SO THAT CAN NOT BE SAID ENOUGH.

BUT I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU A QUICK OVERVIEW TONIGHT.

BUT FIRST OF ALL I JUST WANT TO THANK OUR VOTERS AND OUR DISTRICT FOR APPROVING PROPOSITION A AND PROPOSITION B.

BOTH ARE MUCH NEEDED TO KEEP OUR BUILDINGS IN THE FANTASTIC SHAPE THAT THEY ARE IN.

SO THANK YOU TO OUR VOTERS.

JUST A REAL QUICK RECAP IN PROPOSITION A, IF YOU'LL REMEMBER, THAT'S THE LIFE CYCLE REPLACEMENTS.

THAT'S AIR CONDITIONING AND ROOFING AND ALL THOSE THINGS THAT HAVE A LIFE CYCLE AND WEAR OUT.

IT'S ALSO OUR TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE, THE BACKBONE OF THE TECHNOLOGY THAT KEEPS OUR DISTRICT RUNNING.

A LOT OF SAFETY AND SECURITY ALSO INCLUDES A SAFETY AND SECURITY BUILDING, TRANSPORTATION, BUSSES, AS WELL AS AN ADDITION TO OUR SIX AVENUE BUS BARN MIDDLE SCHOOL ORCHESTRA SPACES, AND THEN AN EXPANSION OF CTE.

WE HEARD A LOT ABOUT CTE TONIGHT WHEN WE RECOGNIZED OUR STUDENTS.

SO THIS IS AN EXPANSION TO CREATE MORE OPPORTUNITIES.

ALSO, PROPOSITION A HAS A EARLY LEARNERS ACADEMY TO SERVE OUR YOUNGEST LEARNERS IN PROPOSITION B.

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QUICK RECAP.

THAT IS THE INTERACTIVE DISPLAYS THAT THE TEACHERS USE EVERY DAY IN THEIR CLASSROOMS. AND THIS WILL TAKE CARE OF A MAJORITY OF OUR SECONDARY AND A FEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS THAT DID NOT GET THE INTERACTIVE DISPLAYS RECENTLY.

ALSO, DIGITAL SIGNAGE FOR OUR CAMPUS COMMUNICATION.

THESE ARE THE BOARDS THAT ARE IN THE OFFICES AND SEVERAL OTHER LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE CAMPUSES.

THEY GIVE THE CAMPUS OPPORTUNITY TO PUT MESSAGES OUT, BUT ALSO TO GIVE OUR COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING DEPARTMENT THE ABILITY TO PUT MESSAGES OUT TO THE CAMPUSES.

OKAY, SO WHAT'S NEXT? WELL, NEXT IS WE HIRE OUR ARCHITECT AND WE HAVE INTERVIEWED WE DID RECEIVE ABOUT 21 RESPONSES, AND WE RANKED THE RESPONSES THE TOP FIVE.

AND WE INTERVIEWED THE TOP FIVE.

AND WE'RE MAKING A RECOMMENDATION TONIGHT FOR OUR PRIMARY ARCHITECT.

AND OUR SECONDARY ARCHITECT IS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

12.4 OTHER RFQS THAT YOU MAY SEE COMING SOON.

WE WILL PROBABLY DO ONE FOR A GEOTECHNICAL COMPANY.

THIS IS THE PEOPLE THAT GO OUT AND TEST THE SOIL FOR US AND HELP US DEVELOP THE FOUNDATIONS.

WE'LL ALSO DO ONE FOR A SURVEYOR.

ALSO OUR CONSTRUCTION MANAGERS AT RISK.

AND THESE ARE THE PEOPLE THAT WILL HELP THE ARCHITECT, THE COMPANIES, RATHER THAT WILL HELP THE ARCHITECT DEVELOP THE BID DOCUMENTS AS WELL AS CONSTRUCT THE BUILDINGS.

AND THEN WE'LL PROBABLY HAVE AN RFQ FOR MATERIALS TESTING.

THIS IS A FIRM THAT TAKES ALL THE MATERIALS, INCLUDING CONCRETE, AND MAKES SURE THAT IT MEETS THE SPECIFICATIONS THAT ARE REQUIRED.

AND THEN WE ALSO HAVE HVAC TESTING AND BALANCE COMPANY AFTER THEIR CONDITIONING IS PUT IN.

YOU WANT IT TO OPERATE RIGHT? SO THERE'S A LOT OF FINE TUNING AND ADJUSTMENT.

THAT'S THE TEST AND BALANCE PART OF IT OKAY.

PROGRAM STAFFING.

WE DO HAVE POSTED THE POSITIONS THAT YOU SEE UP THERE, BOND PROGRAM MANAGER, ALL THE WAY DOWN TO A BOND PROGRAM ACCOUNTANT.

THIS IS THE STAFF THAT I'LL NEED TO ACCOMPLISH THE PROPOSITION.

A ALL OF THESE POSITIONS ARE FUNDED FROM THE BOND, AND THEY WERE CALCULATED IN THE BOND REFERENDUM.

SO THIS IS ALL BOND FUNDED POSITIONS.

MICHELLE. THESE ARE ALL BOND FUNDED POSITIONS.

PROJECT ORGANIZATION IS SCHEDULING.

THIS IS WHERE I'M SPENDING THE MAJORITY OF MY TIME RIGHT NOW.

IF YOU REMEMBER, OUR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM HAD OVER 1600 LINE ITEMS. SO MY JOB RIGHT NOW, ALONG WITH MY TEAM IS TO SEPARATE THOSE ITEMS INTO MEANINGFUL PACKAGES.

WE WANT PACKAGES TO BE ATTRACTIVE TO CONTRACTORS.

WE WANT THEM TO SAY, HEY, THAT'S A JOB I WANT TO DO.

AND SO WE'RE SPENDING THE BULK OF OUR TIME ON THAT RIGHT NOW DEVELOPING THE BID PACKAGES AND THEN ATTACHING A SCHEDULE TO THOSE BID PACKAGES.

AND THEN MAJORITY OF MY TIME, IF YOU CAME IN BETWEEN GRADUATIONS, YOU SAW ME WITH MY LAPTOP WORKING ON THE CASH FLOW.

MICHELLE ASKED ME FOR IT EVERY OTHER DAY.

AND WE'RE DEVELOPING THE CASH FLOW.

THAT'S. THIS IS WHEN THE MONEY LEAVES.

MICHELLE GETS THE MONEY TO ME.

AND THIS IS THE PROJECTION OF WHEN THE MONEY LEAVES THE DISTRICT FROM WORK ACCOMPLISHED.

OKAY. MAJOR PACKAGES.

I MENTIONED A FEW OF THEM.

THAT ASTERISK MEANS THAT THERE'S GOING TO BE A SITE SELECTION.

THERE'S GOING TO BE A COMMITTEE, WE'RE GOING TO HIRE SEEMA, AND WE'RE GOING TO DEVELOP AND CONSTRUCT THE PROJECT.

SO I DIDN'T LIST THAT EVERY TIME.

BUT IF YOU SEE AN ASTERISK, THAT'S WHAT IT'S ABOUT.

FOR INSTANCE, OUR EARLY LEARNERS ACADEMY HAS ALL OF THOSE ACTIVITIES.

SO DOES THE POLICE AND SECURITY BUILDING.

WE'LL HAVE A SMALL COMMITTEE HELP US DEVELOP THAT DESIGN AS WELL AS THE MIDDLE SCHOOL ORCHESTRA.

DEFINITELY WANT TO BRING THE ORCHESTRA TEACHERS IN, AS WELL AS OTHER CAMPUS ADMINISTRATORS TO HELP US WITH THOSE DESIGNS.

ONE MAJOR PACKAGE IS THE FIBER RING, AND TRY TO GET THAT OFF THE GROUND AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, AS LONG AS WELL AS THE TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURE.

OTHER MAJOR TASK.

SAFETY AND SECURITY UPGRADES.

WE'RE WORKING ON EVOLVE RIGHT NOW.

IT IS MY GOAL TO POTENTIALLY HAVE EVOLVED UP AND RUNNING FOR MIDDLE SCHOOLS BY THE START OF SCHOOL.

I'M ALMOST NERVOUS THAT I SAID THAT, BUT THAT'S MY GOAL AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE WORKING TOWARDS.

ALSO, CAMERAS AND SERVERS ARE A BIG PART AS PART OF SAFETY AND SECURITY AS WELL AS TRANSPORTATION RENOVATIONS.

AND REMEMBER I SAID EARLIER, THEY GET A NEW BUILDING AND WE'RE DEFINITELY GOING TO HAVE A COMMITTEE OF THOSE DRIVERS AND FOLKS THAT WORK IN TRANSPORTATION TO HELP US DEVELOP THE DESIGN. WE HAVE MAJOR ROOFING DISTRICT WIDE.

WE HAVE ATHLETICS PACKAGE.

THAT ONE WILL DEFINITELY HAVE A COMMITTEE.

WE'LL BE LOOKING AT BATTING CAGES AND BASEBALL SOFTBALL TURF AND THOSE THAT COMMITTEE WILL CONSIST OF THOSE COACHES AND OTHERS.

ONE REQUEST THAT ATHLETICS HAS HAD.

IS THERE ANY WAY THAT YOU CAN GET THE TENNIS COURT LIGHTING DONE THIS YEAR? SO WE PULLED IT OUT INTO A SEPARATE PACKAGE, AND WE'RE DILIGENTLY WORKING ON MAKING THAT HAPPEN BY THIS FALL.

SO HOPEFULLY THAT'LL HAPPEN.

WE ALSO HAVE A LOT OF STUDENT NUTRITION WORK THAT'LL GET DONE IN THIS PACKAGE, AND THAT WILL BE SEPARATE.

CAPITAL PACKAGES.

THE FIRST ROUND OF BUSSES IS 96 BUSSES.

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WE'RE WORKING ON THOSE QUOTES NOW AND I HOPE TO BRING THOSE TO YOU VERY SOON.

NOTHING WOULD THRILL ME MORE THAN TO GET SOME NEW BUSSES ON THE GROUND.

AND THAT WAS PART OF THE PROPOSITION A AND TECHNOLOGY.

SHAWNTAY AND HER TEAMS WORKING DILIGENTLY ON LAYING OUT A SCHEDULE FOR THE INFRASTRUCTURE AS WELL AS THE INTERACTIVE DISPLAYS.

THOSE INTERACTIVE DISPLAYS IS WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO SEE FIRST FROM US.

AS WELL AS THE DIGITAL COMMUNICATION, THERE ARE ALSO SEVERAL SCHOOLS IN THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN THAT ARE GETTING NEW FURNITURE, SO THAT'LL BE A CAPITAL PURCHASE THAT WILL RUN THROUGH THE PURCHASING DEPARTMENT.

HERE'S WHAT'S IN THE QUEUE FOR 2425 I TOUCHED ON SOME OF THEM.

CAPITAL PURCHASES PACKAGE ONE, OUR EARLY LEARNERS ACADEMY.

PACKAGE TWO POLICE AND SECURITY BUILDING PACKAGE THREE WILL BE BEN BARBER FRONTIER.

WE'RE GOING TO ALSO PACKAGE PHOENIX WITH IT.

THERE'S SOME RENOVATIONS THAT HAPPEN AT PHOENIX JUST TO MAKE IT A LITTLE MORE ATTRACTIVE.

AND THEN WE'LL DO THE MIDDLE SCHOOL ORCHESTRA ADDITIONS THAT ALSO INCLUDE ALL OF THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLANS.

SO THAT'S PACKAGE FOUR IS WESTERN HOWARD FIVE WHIRLY JOB, PACKAGE SIX IS JONES, COBLE AND MCKENZIE.

AND WE'RE NOT ADDING AN ORCHESTRA AT MCKENZIE.

BUT THERE ARE SOME LIFE CYCLE THINGS THAT WILL HAPPEN BEFORE THIS BOND PROGRAM IS OVER.

SO WE'RE GOING TO PACKAGE THEM WITH PACKAGE SIX JONES AND COBLE.

RIGHT NOW, THERE'S A TOTAL OF 23 PACKAGES THAT WE'RE WORKING ON.

THAT NUMBER COULD GO UP.

THAT NUMBER COULD GO DOWN DEPENDING ON HOW WE PAIR EVERYTHING UP AND DETERMINE WHAT THE BEST SCHEDULE IS.

SO ONE OTHER THING I'D LIKE TO PROPOSE IS WE MOVE INTO THE FALL.

WE WOULD LOVE TO HAVE A BOND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

THIS IS JUST MY IDEA OF HAVING ABOUT SIX MEMBERS.

SOME OF THOSE CAN BE FROM THE COMMUNITY, SOME CAN BE FROM THE LONG RANGE PLANNING COMMITTEE.

THEY HAVE PRETTY GOOD INSIGHT ON WHAT'S GOING ON.

RIGHT NOW, MY IDEA IS FOR THEM TO MEET QUARTERLY AND TO SEMIANNUALLY COME HERE AND GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON THE PROGRESS OF THE BOND PROGRAM.

SO YOU'RE NOT JUST HEARING IT FROM ME.

YOU'LL ALSO HEAR IT FROM A COMMITTEE OF OUR CITIZENS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS FROM LONG RANGE PLANNING.

DID I MENTION THAT WE'RE GOING TO DO ALL THIS WORK WITH NO TAX RATE INCREASE? I THINK I DID.

ANY QUESTIONS THAT I CAN ANSWER.

WHAT WAS THAT LAST PART? WE'RE DOING ALL THIS WORK WITH NO TAX RATE INCREASE.

VERY GOOD COMMERCIAL VOICE.

THANK YOU. SO WE WILL FIRST START WITH OUR QUESTIONS TO MY LEFT OR RESPONSES.

MISS NEWSOM. THANK YOU SO MUCH, MR. BROGDON. FOR THAT PRESENTATION.

I THINK MOST OF US, ESPECIALLY THOSE OF US WHO'VE BEEN ON THE BOARD FOR A WHILE, SUPER INTERESTED IN ALL THE DETAILS AND HOW THESE PACKAGES ROLL IN.

AND SUPER EXCITED TO HEAR ABOUT 96 BUSSES.

I MEAN, I CAN TELL YOU ONE OF THE VERY FIRST THINGS THAT I EVER DISCUSSED IN THE VERY FIRST BOARD MEETING EVER WAS HOW WE NEEDED BUSSES.

AND THAT WAS NINE YEARS AGO.

SO I'M SUPER EXCITED TO HAVE THAT NEWS AND BE ABLE TO GET THAT ACCOMPLISHED.

AND I REALLY LOVE THE IDEA OF THE BOND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

I THINK THAT'S A REALLY GREAT WAY TO CONTINUE TO PULL INFORMATION TOGETHER AND SEEK A LITTLE BIT OF, YOU KNOW, WISE WORDS OR THOUGHTS OUTSIDE OF THE BOX SOMETIMES YOU KNOW, CRAZY IDEAS MAKE IT MAKE IT ALL THE WAY SOMETIMES.

SO I JUST I LOVE THAT IDEA.

SO I HOPE THAT THAT KIND OF MAKES THAT FULL, FULL CIRCLE AROUND SO.

BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WE'RE SO EXCITED.

AND WE WORKED REALLY HARD TO GET THAT BOND.

YES WE DID. I APPRECIATE ALL YOUR WORK.

AND THANK YOU TO THE VOTERS AS WELL.

YES. AND THE REASON I PROPOSE THAT STARTING UP IN THE FALL IS WE REALLY NEED TIME TO PUT THE PACKAGES TOGETHER.

IF WE PUT IT TOGETHER RIGHT NOW, I'M JUST GOING TO GIVE THEM A WHOLE LOT OF.

OH, MY GOSH.

SO BY THIS FALL, WE'LL HAVE EVERYTHING LINED OUT, AND IT'LL BE MUCH MORE MEANINGFUL TO TO PRESENT THAT INFORMATION TO A COMMITTEE.

THAT'S GOOD. DOCTOR CRUTCHFIELD, CONGRATULATIONS.

I THINK IT WAS PROBABLY ONE OF YOUR BOND PRESENTATIONS THAT PUT US OVER THE TOP.

THANK YOU. YEAH. SO CONGRATS.

SO I KNOW IT'S A IT'S A HEAVY LIFT, A LOT OF MONEY.

AND IT'S GOOD THAT WE ARE ALREADY MOVING FORWARD AND HAVE AN ARCHITECT RECOMMENDED.

AND SO WE HAVE I KNOW IT'S IN THE CONSENT AGENDA, HUCKABEE AND PBC.

BUT FOR ME GETTING UP TO SPEED.

RIGHT. BUT I THINK ALSO POTENTIALLY FOR THE COMMUNITY.

CAN YOU JUST SHARE A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THAT EVALUATION PROCESS FOR SELECTING THEM AS THE TOP CHOICES FOR THE BOND WORK? SURE. SO WE TOOK THE 21 RESPONSES THAT WE RECEIVED, AND WE WENT THROUGH THOSE AND DETERMINED WHO WOULD BE THE BEST FIT BASED ON EXPERIENCE.

RIGHT. WHO WOULD BE THE BEST VALUE TO THE DISTRICT? WE PICKED THE TOP FIVE, AND THEN WE BROUGHT THOSE TOP FIVE IN AND GAVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT TO US, WHY ARE YOU THE BEST FERM.

TO SERVE MANSFIELD ISD.

IT ALSO INCLUDED A ROUND OF QUESTIONS FROM THE COMMITTEE AND THE.

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THE PROPOSER ALSO HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A CLOSING STATEMENT, AND BASED ON THAT FORMAT, WE SCORED ALL OF THE FIVE.

AND WHAT YOU HAVE TONIGHT IS THE TOP RANK.

HUCKABEE AND ASSOCIATES AND THEN THE, THE SECOND RANK PBC.

AND SO WE WERE RECOMMENDING HUCKABEE TO BE OUR PRIMARY ARCHITECT.

AND IN THE EVENT WE NEED SOME ADDITIONAL SUPPORT THAT WOULD GO TO PBC.

TWO VERY GOOD FIRMS BOTH WITH A HISTORY IN MANSFIELD.

BOTH HAVE WORKED HERE IN MANSFIELD.

DO YOU KNOW HUCKABEE HAS WORKED HERE QUITE SOME TIME, AND THEY HAVE A LOT OF INSTITUTIONAL KNOWLEDGE WHEN IT COMES TO MANSFIELD ISD.

AND PBC HAS ALSO SERVED OUR DISTRICT WELL.

OKAY. THANK YOU.

OKAY. TO MY RIGHT AND MR. TIPPIN. YES.

THANK YOU, MR. BROGDEN, FOR YOUR PRESENTATION.

JUST A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS ON THE BOND PROGRAM.

STAFFING. I KNOW YOU CAN'T PREDICT THE FUTURE, BUT IS THERE AN EXPECTATION OF A CERTAIN DATE FOR THOSE HIRES TO BE IN PLACE? AND WILL THAT SLOW DOWN THE PROJECTS AT ALL IF THEY'RE NOT IN PLACE BY THOSE CERTAIN DATES? THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

IF WE DON'T HAVE THEM IN PLACE, YES, IT WILL SLOW US DOWN.

THAT MEANS YOU'LL NEVER SEE ME.

YOU'LL NEVER SEE PAUL CASH.

WELL, WE'LL PROBABLY BE WORKING 24 HOURS A DAY, BUT WE DO HAVE THEM ALL POSTED, AND WE ACTUALLY DON'T NEED THEM ALL RIGHT NOW.

BUT BY THE FALL, WE WOULD LOVE TO BE FULLY STAFFED.

THE REASON I WENT AHEAD AND POSTED THEM.

YOU MAY KNOW THAT THE COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS IS BOOMING IN THE DALLAS FORT WORTH AREA, AND PROJECT MANAGERS ARE HARD TO FIND, SO WE WENT AHEAD AND PUT THEM OUT THERE TO SEE IF WE'D GET ANY BITES.

IN THE RECEPTION FOR DESIREE THOMAS, I SAW TWO PEOPLE THERE THAT WERE QUALIFIED.

I TALKED TO THEM AND HEY, WE GOT SOME JOBS POSTED YOU MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN.

EVERYWHERE I GO, IF I SEE SOMEBODY THAT I KNOW THAT HAS PROJECT MANAGEMENT IN THEIR BACKGROUND, I'M TALKING TO THEM BECAUSE THIS IS A GREAT PLACE TO WORK.

WE'RE GOING TO FIGURE IT OUT NO MATTER WHAT.

IT WOULD CERTAINLY BE NICE TO HAVE EVERYBODY IN PLACE.

THAT MEANS WE CAN GO FASTER, AND WHEN WE GO FASTER, WE AVOID ESCALATION AND WE AVOID INFLATION.

THAT'S MY CHIEF CHIEF CONCERN RIGHT NOW.

AND WE'VE GOT TO GET OUT THERE ON THE BIG PROJECTS.

SO WE DON'T HAVE HAVE TO PAY THAT INFLATION AND ESCALATION.

SO. OKAY.

DOCTOR REED. THANK YOU, MR. BROGDEN, FOR THE PRESENTATION.

AND THANK YOU FOR THE VOTERS AS WELL.

AND I DO APPRECIATE THAT THERE IS NO TAX RATE INCREASE, NO TAX RATE INCREASE, RATE INCREASE.

I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS.

WE TALKED A LITTLE BIT BEFORE ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING A BOND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

COULD YOU SHARE.

THE REASON FOR THAT WITH US.

AND THEN THE SECOND QUESTION IS WILL THE PACKAGES BE AVAILABLE TO OUR VOTERS SO THEY CAN SEE AS THE PRODUCTIVITY IS ACTUALLY TAKING PLACE AND TIMELINE AS MUCH AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN, ESPECIALLY IF THERE'S SOME TRAFFIC CONCERNS OR SOME DETOURS OR WORK AREAS THAT MAY BE CUMBERSOME TO OUR COMMUNITY SO THEY'LL KNOW HOW TO BE REROUTED OR THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

SO I'LL ANSWER THE FIRST QUESTION.

THE BOND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, I JUST THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA TO HAVE A GROUP OF CITIZENS BEING IN THE TRENCHES WITH US AND SEEING THE PROGRESS AND BEING ABLE TO ASK THOSE HARD QUESTIONS AND BEING ABLE TO PRESENT TO THE BOARD, HEY, THIS IS WHAT'S GOING ON.

SO YOU'RE NOT JUST HEARING IT FROM ME ON A MONTHLY OR QUARTERLY BASIS.

YOU'RE HEARING IT FROM FROM FOLKS.

YOU'RE HEARING IT FROM COMMITTEE MEMBERS THAT SAY, HEY, HERE'S WHAT THEY'RE DOING.

IT'S GREAT. OR HERE'S SOMETHING THAT I WOULD LOVE TO CHANGE, OR HERE'S SOMETHING THAT I WOULD LOVE TO SEE.

IT JUST GIVES US ANOTHER LEVEL OF INTEGRITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY.

AND I LOVE IT. I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE GREAT.

I HAVE SOME FOLKS THAT I WOULD LOVE TO RECOMMEND THAT BE ON THAT COMMITTEE.

SECOND QUESTION IS THOSE PACKAGES WILL BE FULLY ON DISPLAY, FULLY TRANSPARENT ON OUR WEBSITE AS WELL AS OUR ARCHITECT'S WEBSITE.

WE'RE GOING TO SEND THOSE OUT TO A LOT OF THE BID SHOPS SO THAT THEY'LL HAVE THEM, THEY'LL BE ABLE TO TALK TO THEIR CONTRACTORS.

IT'S GOING TO BE WELL COVERED.

IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON, YOU'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO EASILY GET TO IT WITH OUR WEB PAGE.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A SPECIAL BOND WEB PAGE.

SO YOU'LL BE ABLE TO CLICK ON IT, SEE WHAT'S GOING ON AND SEE WHAT THE PROGRESS IS.

VERY TRANSPARENT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

YES, MA'AM. OKAY.

SO TO MY LEFT.

DID ANYONE HAVE ANYTHING? YOU'RE GOOD. OKAY.

I DIDN'T KNOW. SOMETIMES I KNOW THAT OUR NEWBIE.

SHE MIGHT HAVE AN EXTRA QUESTION AFTER SHE DOES SOME PROCESSING, BUT I DID WANT TO TELL YOU GUYS.

THANK YOU AND OUR COMMUNITY AGAIN.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SUPPORTING OUR DISTRICT, OUR KIDDOS, OUR STAFF AND IN THIS NEW BOND AND SUPER EXCITED FOR ALL OF US. I DO I'LL REITERATE WHAT DOCTOR REED SAID.

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I DO LIKE YOUR OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

BUT ALSO I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT IT'S NOT UNCOMMON, AND IT'S REALLY ACTUALLY PRETTY NEAT TO HAVE BECAUSE IT KIND OF SERVES AS OUR, OUR OWN COMMITTEE SERVE HERE ON THE BOARD TO HAVE YOU KNOW, A FINE TUNED GROUP TO GET TO REPORT OUT, LIKE YOU SAID TO THE REST OF US.

AND IT'S ALSO MADE A PART COMMUNITY MEMBERS THAT ARE OWNERS OF THIS BOND AS WELL.

RIGHT. AND SO AND SUPPORTED US ON IT.

SO GOOD JOB AND GET TO WORK.

WE'RE WORKING BECAUSE YOU GOT A LOT TO DO.

BUT THANK YOU, JEFF.

THANKS FOR MENTIONING THAT.

IT IS NOT UNCOMMON THERE ARE MOST ALL BOND PROGRAMS HAVE AN OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE.

SO THIS IS NOT UNCOMMON.

I'M VERY EXCITED TO HOST IT.

YES. THANK YOU. THANK YOU AGAIN.

OKAY. ALL RIGHT.

MOVING ON TO 8.2.

I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE JEFF ROBERT, THE MANAGING DIRECTOR FOR HILLTOP SECURITIES, TO COME UP.

AND SPEAKING OF BONDS, WE'RE GOING TO LET MR. ROBERT TALK WITH US A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE ISSUANCE AND SALE.

THANK YOU.

BOARD PRESIDENT WILSON, DOCTOR CANTU, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, JEFF ROBERT WITH HILLTOP SECURITIES.

FIRST, LET ME ECHO WHAT MR. BROGDON SAID AND SAY CONGRATULATIONS ON THE PASSAGE OF OF PROPS A AND B.

TONIGHT, I'M HERE TO ASK THE BOARD TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDER THAT WOULD AUTHORIZE THE ISSUANCE OF THE FIRST 200 MILLION FROM THE AUTHORIZATION, AS WELL AS A POTENTIAL REFUNDING IN THE FUTURE.

THAT WOULD BE INCLUDED AS A SEPARATE ISSUANCE, BUT IT'S WITHIN THE SAME ORDER.

AND THE REASON WHY WE HAVE THAT REFUNDING IN THERE RIGHT NOW IS BECAUSE IT CAN BE DONE IN OCTOBER.

AND WE THOUGHT WE'D JUST GO AHEAD AND INCLUDE IT.

WE CAN'T DO THEM TOGETHER, BUT WE CAN DO THAT IN OCTOBER DUE TO FEDERAL TAX LAWS.

SO THE FIRST THING IS, IS INTEREST RATES WANT TO KIND OF GIVE YOU AN IDEA OF WHERE INTEREST RATES ARE RIGHT NOW VERSUS WHERE THEY'VE BEEN.

THIS IS A 20 YEAR INDEX THAT GOES ALL THE WAY BACK TO 1981.

I THINK INTEREST RATES, AS EVERYBODY KNOWS, HAVE GONE UP QUITE CONSIDERABLY HERE RECENTLY.

HOWEVER, THEY'VE GONE UP FROM THE MOST HISTORICAL LOWS WE'VE EVER SEEN AS A RESULT OF COVID.

SO ON THE LEFT AND THE WHITE BACKGROUND THERE.

IT GOES ALL THE WAY BACK TO 1981 WHEN, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, TAX EXEMPT RATES WERE OVER 13%.

AND THEN YOU CAN GO OVER ALL THE WAY TO THE FAR RIGHT.

AND YOU CAN KIND OF SEE THAT DIP WHERE COVID RATES GOT DOWN TO 2% ON A 20 YEAR TERM, AND THEY'VE KIND OF GONE BACK TO WHERE WE WERE PRIOR TO GOING TO COVID.

SO WHILE THEY'RE HIGHER THAN THEY WERE, IF YOU LOOK AT IT ON A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE, THEY'RE STILL PRETTY LOW.

AND THEN THAT BLUE GRAPH JUST SHOWS WHAT THIS INDEX HAS DONE OVER THE LAST YEAR.

AND IT COMES OUT EVERY THURSDAY.

THERE WAS ONE MORE THAT HAS COME OUT SINCE I UPDATED THIS FOR MISS TRONGAARD.

IT WENT UP TO 4% ON THAT 20 YEAR RATE, UP FROM 3.93, BUT AGAIN, FROM A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE, STILL STILL FAIRLY ATTRACTIVE RATES.

THIS SHOWS WHAT OUR PROJECTED ISSUANCE OF THE AUTHORIZATION AUTHORIZATION WILL BE UP THERE AT THE TOP.

I CAN PROMISE THAT IT WILL LIKELY CHANGE.

AS MR. BROGDEN SAID, HE'S GOING TO BE WORKING ON THOSE CASH FLOW SCHEDULES AND NEEDS.

AND IF THOSE NEEDS DICTATE THAT WE ISSUE A LITTLE QUICKER, THEN WE CERTAINLY HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO THAT.

IF WE NEED TO SLOW IT DOWN, THEN WE CERTAINLY HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO THAT AS WELL.

BUT RIGHT NOW WE'RE TALKING ABOUT 200 FOR THIS ISSUANCE, 200 NEXT SUMMER, AND THEN THE BALANCE THE FOLLOWING SUMMER.

AND AGAIN, NO TAX RATE INCREASE.

AND THEN THE GRAPH THERE JUST SHOWS YOU WHAT OUR PROJECTED INS TAX RATE WILL DO FOR ALL OF YOUR EXISTING DEBT.

AND THEN AFTER THE ISSUANCE OF THESE BONDS AS WELL.

AND YOU CAN SEE IT TRENDS DOWNWARD.

AND I CAN PROMISE WE'VE BEEN PRETTY CONSERVATIVE WITH OUR ASSUMPTIONS GOING FORWARD WITH REGARD TO TAX BASE.

SO WE FEEL VERY COMFORTABLE THAT WE CAN ISSUE ALL OF THESE BONDS.

AND AGAIN MAINTAIN THE CURRENT TAX RATE.

SO A LITTLE REFRESHER.

AND THIS IS NEW TO SOME OF YOU I KNOW THE PARAMETER BOND ORDER.

SO THIS IS THE DOCUMENT THAT WAS PREPARED BY THE DISTRICT'S BOND COUNSEL.

WHAT THIS DOES IS IT ALLOWS FOR THE BOARD TO APPROVE THE ISSUANCE AND DELEGATE FINAL AUTHORITY TO THE SUPERINTENDENT AND OR HELP ME WITH YOUR WITH YOUR TITLE.

MICHELLE, I'VE GOT IT ON HERE.

ASSISTANCE. THERE IT IS.

ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT OF BUSINESS AND FINANCE.

SO IT DELEGATES FINAL PRICING AUTHORITY TO SUPERINTENDENT OR ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT, SO LONG AS CERTAIN PARAMETERS ARE MET, THOSE PARAMETERS ARE LISTED UNDER THE THIRD BULLET THERE.

AND YOU CAN SEE THOSE DIFFERENT DIFFERENT SPECIFIC PARAMETERS.

AND AGAIN, THE ONLY WAY THAT THE PRICING OFFICERS CAN APPROVE IS IF ALL THOSE PARAMETERS ARE MET.

SO WITHIN THE ORDER THESE ARE THE SPECIFIC PARAMETERS.

THE SUPERINTENDENT AGAIN, OUR ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT OR THE DELEGATED PRICING OFFICERS, MAXIMUM PRINCIPAL AMOUNT, WE WOULDN'T ISSUE OVER 200 MILLION IN THE AUTHORIZATION OF THE RECENT 2024 AUTHORIZATION.

THE MAXIMUM PRINCIPAL FOR THE REFUNDING WOULD BE NO MORE THAN THE AMOUNT THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT REFUNDING.

AND THAT'S THE 2015 A ISSUE.

IT BECOMES CALLABLE IN FEBRUARY OF 2025.

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SO WE HAVE TO DO THAT NO MORE THAN 90 DAYS PRIOR TO THAT DATE IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO USE TAX EXEMPT RATES, THE MAXIMUM TRUE INTEREST COST 5.5% ON THE NEW MONEY ISSUANCE. I FEEL LIKE WE'RE GOING TO BE PROBABLY CLOSE TO FOUR AND A HALF, BUT JUST IN CASE WE SEE A LITTLE BIT OF SPIKE, WE DO HAVE THE CAPACITY, EVEN IF THE RATE WERE TO SPIKE UP SOME. SO THE MINIMUM SAVINGS THRESHOLD FOR THE REFUNDING THE 3% PRESENT VALUE SAVINGS FIGURE IS KIND OF A STANDARD IN OUR INDUSTRY.

THE FINAL MATURITY DATE, WE ARE LOOKING AT A 30 YEAR ISSUANCE, AND THE DELEGATION EXPIRATION WOULD BE 365 DAYS.

AND THEN LASTLY, I'VE KIND OF SHOWN FOR THE ISSUANCE OF THIS 200 MILLION, A CALENDAR OF THE DIFFERENT STEPS WE'RE TAKING TO BE ABLE TO HOPEFULLY BE ABLE TO PRICE THIS THIS LAST WEEK IN JUNE IS OUR HOPE.

AND THAT'S THE ABSOLUTE EARLIEST THAT WE CAN PRICE IT BECAUSE WE WON'T GET THE PERMANENT SCHOOL FUND GUARANTEE UNTIL THAT.

I BELIEVE THAT FOURTH FRIDAY IN JUNE.

AND WITH THAT, I'D BE HAPPY TO TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS IF YOU HAVE THEM TRUSTEES, IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS FOR MR. ROBERT OR AND MISS TRONGAARD FOR HER AS WELL.

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE SHE KNEW SHE WAS ON THE HOT SPOT TOO.

SO THIS TIME I'LL START TO MY RIGHT.

OKAY. ON MY LEFT.

OH, MISS FARRAR, I JUST HAD A QUICK QUESTION.

I MISSED SOMETHING THAT YOU SAID IN THE BEGINNING.

YOU HAD MENTIONED SOMETHING ABOUT OCTOBER.

AND I THINK.

CAN YOU JUST REPEAT WHAT YOU SAID? I DIDN'T KNOW IF IT WAS ABOUT A REFUND.

YES. BOND OR YES, MA'AM.

SO FOR THE FOR THE REFUNDING, THE CALL DATE IS FEBRUARY 15TH OF 25.

IN ORDER FOR US TO BE ABLE TO UTILIZE TAX EXEMPT, LOWER TAX EXEMPT RATES, WE HAVE TO DO THAT FINANCING WITHIN 90 DAYS OF THE FEBRUARY 15TH DATE.

SO THAT'S WHY WE CAN'T DO IT NOW IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE NEW MONEY ISSUANCE.

OKAY. THANK YOU FOR THAT CLARIFICATION.

YES I APPRECIATE IT. OKAY.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ON HERE OKAY.

LUCKY FOR YOU, YOU HAVE THE PRESENTATION THAT WE'RE ALL NOT MATHEMATICIANS.

I'M KIDDING. NO, BUT YOU'VE YOU GUYS HAVE ALWAYS DONE A GREAT JOB WITH IT AND HELPING IN OUR ASSISTANCE WITH CFOS.

SO WE APPRECIATE YOU.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU. APPRECIATE IT.

OKAY. SO WE WILL NOW MOVE TO ITEM NINE, OUR PUBLIC COMMENTS.

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AS I'M PULLING THOSE THAT HAVE SIGNED UP, JUST A QUICK REMINDER THAT WE NOW HAVE ONLINE REGISTRATION TO SPEAK AT A BOARD MEETING.

THAT CAN BE TAKEN PLACE AS SOON AS THE AGENDA IS POSTED, 72 HOURS IN ADVANCE OF THE MEETING, UP UNTIL 1:00 OF THE DAY OF THE MEETING.

AND SO WITH THAT, WE'LL GET STARTED.

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

SO OUR FIRST SPEAKER IS KATIE SHERBOURNE, AND AS SHE APPROACHES THE PODIUM I WILL SAY THAT ADAM SHELBURNE WILL BE FOLLOWING HER.

GOOD EVENING.

HELLO. MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

MY NAME IS KATIE SHELBURNE, AND I'M AN MISD PARENT AND AN EMPLOYEE.

I'VE SPENT MY LIFE DEDICATED TO CHILDREN, BOTH FOR MY OWN AND FOR THESE WONDERFUL STUDENTS THAT MAKE MISD ONE OF THE BEST DISTRICTS IN TEXAS.

I'D LIKE TO SPEAK FOR A FEW MOMENTS ON A SIMPLE RESPECT AND DIGNITY IN THIS DISTRICT.

I'VE SEEN THE KIDDOS GO THROUGH OUR K TO 12 SYSTEM.

THE GROWTH OF THESE KIDDOS, INCLUDING MY OWN, IS EXTRAORDINARY.

I'VE SEEN FIRST GRADE TEACHERS CALLING THEM LITTLE CHILDREN TO COME IN AFTER RECESS.

I'VE SEEN HOW THE FIFTH AND SIXTH GRADE LANGUAGE STARTS TO CHANGE TO YOUNG MEN AND YOUNG WOMEN.

I'VE SEEN HOW SOME HIGH SCHOOL INSTRUCTORS START CALLING THEM MISTER OR MISS.

RESPECT AND DIGNITY SHOULD COME NATURALLY AS OUR STUDENTS GROW TO BECOME THE LEADERS OF OUR FUTURE.

I'VE NEVER SEEN A POLICY UPDATE THAT MANDATED THAT WE DO THIS.

IT'S DIGNITY AND RESPECT THAT FORCES US AND OURSELVES TO MAKE THESE CHANGES AS OUR CHILDREN GROW.

NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO TELL YOU OR MANDATE A POLICY TO RESPECT ALL STUDENTS, BUT EVIDENTLY MISD NEEDS A POLICY TO ALLOW THE ADULTS IN OUR SCHOOL TO BULLY, DISRESPECT AND ACTUALLY PUT THESE STUDENTS IN HARM'S WAY.

WHY ARE WE TRYING TO IMPOSE A POLICY THAT WILL FIRMLY REMOVE THE RESPECT AND DIGNITY THAT A VERY SMALL MINORITY OF OUR STUDENTS COUNT ON? BY NOT RESPECTING A PRONOUN CHANGE IN OUR TRANS STUDENTS, WE'RE GIVING OUR DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION STAFF AND OTHER STUDENTS A REASON TO DISRESPECT AND BULLY

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AGAIN, A VERY SMALL MINORITY OF STUDENTS.

I'LL LEAVE YOU TONIGHT THIS EVENING WITH A FEW FACTS.

THE TREVOR PROJECT'S 2023 US NATIONAL SURVEY, THE MENTAL HEALTH OF LGBTQ YOUTH, FOUND THAT 41% OF THESE CHILDREN HAVE SERIOUSLY CONSIDERED ATTEMPTING SUICIDE IN THE PAST YEAR, INCLUDING ROUGHLY HALF OF TRANSGENDER AND NON-BINARY.

LISTEN TO THAT AGAIN.

HALF OF THESE TRANS CHILDREN WOULD RATHER KILL THEMSELVES THAN NOT BE RESPECTED AND HAVE TO COME OUT TO A COMMUNITY THAT HATES THEM. THAT'S THE SERIOUS PROBLEM THAT THE BOARD SHOULD BE ADDRESSING.

HOW DO YOU ASK, CAN WE HELP THESE CHILDREN HELP THEIR MENTAL HEALTH, HELP THEM TO WANT TO LIVE AND CONTINUE TO THRIVE IN THIS COMMUNITY? IT'S EASY RESPECTING THEIR PRONOUNS.

CHILDREN WHO HAVE THEIR PRONOUNS RESPECTED, LESS THAN HALF OF THEM REDUCED BY HALF.

THESE CHILDREN ARE GOING TO BE HARMED IF THIS POLICY GOES INTO EFFECT.

IT'S SIMPLE USE THEIR PRONOUNS.

WE'RE STRONGER TOGETHER, YET THE BOARD WANTS TO CONTINUE TO DIVIDE US.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS ADAM SHELBURNE, AND FOLLOWING MR. SHELBURNE IS MARICELA ARIANA ARIMINO.

GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS ADAM AND I THOUGHT I WOULD BE DONE WITH THE ACTIONS OF THIS BOARD AFTER I GRADUATED LAST WEEK FROM LAKERIDGE.

BUT YET HERE I AM AGAIN.

THIS NEW, NEW POLICY ON PRONOUNS IS BLATANTLY ABSURD.

NOTICE THE AIR QUOTES ARE USED FOR NUISANCE.

THIS IS BLATANTLY PLAGIARIZED BY KELLER ISD.

BUT LET'S GO INTO LIKE THE WORDING REAL QUICK.

AND THIS IS WORD FOR WORD WHAT YOU GUYS PUT IN, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT PROHIBITED BY LAW OR IN CASES OF SUSPECTED ABUSE, DISTRICT STAFF WILL NOTIFY PARENTS IF THEIR CHILD REQUESTS HE OR SHE BE IDENTIFIED AS A TRANSGENDER, CHANGE HIS OR HER NAME, OR USE DIFFERENT PRONOUNS AT SCHOOL.

SO A FEW THINGS WRONG WITH THIS.

FIRST OF ALL, HOW DO YOU KNOW A CHILD WON'T BE ABUSED AFTER BEING OUTED? YOU DON'T. YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN BEHIND CLOSED DOORS AFTER THE ACTIONS OF YOUR CONSEQUENCE, AFTER THE CONSEQUENCE OF YOUR ACTION? SORRY, 83% OF LGBTQ HAVE BEEN ABUSED AT SOME POINT OF THEIR LIFE, ACCORDING TO A SURVEY THAT WENT OUT IN 2021.

AND THOSE ARE THE ONES THAT CHOOSE TO COME OUT, NOT TO MENTION THE SUICIDE RATES NEARLY DOUBLING, AS MY MOTHER JUST STATED.

ALSO CHANGING NAME INCLUDES NICKNAMES SINCE THEY'RE NOT LEGAL ON A BIRTH CERTIFICATE.

SO NO MORE NICKNAMES, RIGHT? SO DESIREE THOMAS CAN NO LONGER BE CALLED DES, RIGHT? OR IS THAT CONSIDERED DIFFERENT? INSTEAD OF CREATING POLICIES THAT BULLY CHILDREN, MAY I RECOMMEND ACTUALLY CREATING POLICIES THAT HELP STUDENTS LIKE PREVENTING TEACHERS FROM HAVING INAPPROPRIATE RELATIONSHIPS WITH STUDENTS, OR BETTER TRAINING TEACHERS TO FOLLOW IEPS AND KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MODIFICATION AND ACCOMMODATION.

RESPECTS THE TWO LANE STREET AND THIS BOARD NEEDS TO LEARN TO STAY IN THEIR LANE.

THANK YOU. MARICELA.

OKAY. OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS VENETIA SNEED.

FOLLOWING. MS.. SNEED.

WILL BE PRESTON HORNE.

GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS VENETIA SNEED TO BOARD PRESIDENT COURTNEY WILSON, SUPERINTENDENT DOCTOR CANTU AND THE LISTENING AUDIENCE.

I RETIRED FROM MISD IN 2021 AS THE DIRECTOR OF HR DEVELOPMENT, AND HAD THE PLEASURE OF WORKING ALONGSIDE SOME OF THE BEST EDUCATORS I'VE EVER KNOWN.

IT'S AMIDST THIS BACKDROP THAT I SPEAK TONIGHT FOR.

DURING OUR RECENT BOARD ELECTIONS, OUR BOARD DEMONSTRATED A LEVEL OF BEHAVIOR THAT DOES NOT REPRESENT THE CORE VALUES OF MOST OF THE PHENOMENAL MISD STAFF, SPECIFICALLY CORE VALUE.

NUMBER THREE INTEGRITY.

WHILE I'M SURE THE ENTIRE BOARD WASN'T COMPLICIT IN GIVING RISE TO THE DEBACLE THAT MISD EXPERIENCED, I CAN'T SAY THAT MISS WILSON NEGATIVELY IMPACTED THE ELECTION PROCESS WHEN SHE ADMITTED IN HER FEBRUARY 7TH EMAIL THAT IT LOOKS LIKE HE, MR. HIDALGO, IS NOT A REGISTERED TARRANT COUNTY VOTER.

SHE WAS AT A CROSSROADS FOR INTEGRITY AND CHOSE NOT TO WALK IN IT.

SUBSEQUENTLY, WHAT WASN'T AN ISSUE BECAME AN ISSUE AND SERVED TO DISENFRANCHIZE THE CANDIDATES, THE APPLICANTS AND THE VOTERS OF MISD.

I'M NOT GOING TO REHASH THE ISSUE.

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I BELIEVE THE STAR-TELEGRAM, THE NEWS MEDIA, THE NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOR APS, THE TEACHER LOUNGE CHATTER, AND THE COMMUNITY VOICES HAVE ALL SPOKEN OUT.

MY QUESTION FOR THE BOARD IS WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT IT? SPECIFICALLY, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO MEND BOARD RELATIONS AND STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS TO RESTORE A LEVEL OF TRUST THAT ALLOWS THE DISTRICT TO ACCOMPLISH THE THINGS THAT ARE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF ALL STUDENTS? WHAT CHECKS AND BALANCES ARE YOU PUTTING INTO PLACE TO SEE THAT OUR FUTURE ELECTIONS ARE HELD WITH FIDELITY, AND WITH CANDIDATES THAT MEET THE ELECTION GUIDELINES? MAY I SUGGEST THAT IN YOUR VERY NEXT BOARD SESSION, YOU DO THREE THINGS AS A BOARD.

FIRST, MISS WILSON ACKNOWLEDGED YOU MADE A MISTAKE.

WE ALL MAKE THEM. BUT ONLY A PERSON OF INTEGRITY OWNS UP TO THEM.

APOLOGIZE TO THE COMMUNITY FOR AT THE VERY LEAST, NOT FOLLOWING UP WITH TIMELY ACTIONS ON YOUR OWN STATEMENT THAT HE MAY BE INELIGIBLE.

YOU DIDN'T NEED LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THAT.

YOU JUST NEEDED TO READ AND FOLLOW THE TARRANT COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION GUIDELINES AND AFTER LEARNING HE WAS INELIGIBLE, IMMEDIATELY INFORM HIM OF THIS AND THEN MOVE ON.

SECONDLY, COMPLETE A PLAN.

DO STUDY, ACT TO EVALUATE YOUR CURRENT FAILED CANDIDATE VETTING PROCESS AND DEVELOP ONE THAT INCORPORATES TRAINING WITH ACCOUNTABILITY AND THEN BE TRANSPARENT WITH THE RESULTS. REVISIT.

THIS IS NUMBER THREE, THE MISD CORE VALUES, WHICH SHOULD BE REFLECTIVE OF THE BOARD.

IF YOU CANNOT PERSONIFY INTEGRITY, THEN REPLACE IT.

FIND ANOTHER I WORD THAT REPRESENTS YOUR BEHAVIOR.

DON'T LIST SOMETHING THAT DOESN'T CHARACTERIZE YOU, FOR YOU CAN'T EXPECT STUDENTS AND STAFF TO SUPPORT A VALUE THAT YOU DON'T EMBODY OR EMBRACE, BUT BASED ON YOUR RECENT ACTIONS, PERHAPS YOU NEED TO CHANGE INTEGRITY TO, I DON'T KNOW, INDECISIVE, IRRESPONSIBLE, INADEQUATE, OR MAYBE JUST INCONCLUSIVE.

I PRAY THAT YOU DO WHAT'S NECESSARY TO LEAVE INTEGRITY ON THE LIST AND TO FOLLOW THE ESTABLISHED GUIDELINES IN YOUR FUTURE BOARD ELECTIONS, BUT YOU WILL HAVE TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN WITH INTENTIONALITY.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU, PRESTON HORN AND FOLLOWING PRESTON HORN WILL BE CAROLINE FERGUSON.

WOW, I ALMOST HAVE NOTHING TO SAY, BUT I WILL SAY SOMETHING.

HI, PRESTON HORN, THREE KIDS IN MISD.

DAD HAT.

AS REQUIRED BY LAW.

DOCTOR CRUTCHFIELD, CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR CONCLUSIVE, LEGITIMATE WIN.

WAY TO GO. MOVING ON.

I AM GOING TO COMMENT ON THIS BLATANTLY BLEAK, BAD BUILT BULLY BLUEPRINT OF A POLICY THAT SHAMELESSLY AIMS TO DISENFRANCHIZE AND MARGINALIZE PEOPLE IN THE QUEER COMMUNITY.

BUT FIRST, I'M SURPRISED YOU SURPRISED ME.

I GUESS I'M TOO MUCH OF AN OPTIMIST TO HAVE EXPECTED MUCH DIFFERENT.

BUT MAN, I JUST KNEW TONIGHT'S AGENDA WAS GOING TO ADDRESS AND DARE I SAY, FIX THE BUSTED POLICY THAT ALLOWED THAT EMBARRASSING CIRCUS OF AN ELECTION THAT WE JUST SAW.

WE DIDN'T GET THAT. I'M SO CONFUSED ABOUT THE PRIORITIES.

YOU SHOULD BE SHOUTING FROM THE ROOFTOPS THAT YOU FIXED THE GAPING HOLE THAT ALLOWED A DISTRICT EMPLOYEE TO EMBARRASSINGLY FUMBLE VERIFICATION OF CANDIDATE ELIGIBILITY, AND THEN FOLLOWED WITH AN ASTONISHINGLY TRULY, ASTONISHINGLY INCOMPETENT RESPONSE FROM THIS BOARD.

IT'S REALLY NOT THAT HARD.

WHERE'S THE PUBLIC APOLOGY? WHERE IS IT? YOU ALL ARE THE DISTRICT.

THE BUCK STOPS WITH YOU.

YOU CAN DO BETTER A LOT BETTER.

BACK TO ITEM 11.1.

WHAT ARE WE DOING HERE? WHERE'S THE PROBLEM? CAN WE GET SOME TRANSPARENCY AND DATA TO GO WITH THE POLICY FOR WHY IT'S NEEDED? IS THE 1.42% OF TRANS PEOPLE IN.

IS SUCH A PROBLEM AND IN MISD THAT WE NEED TO HAVE A POLICY AROUND IT.

IF IT IS, TELL US.

SHOW US THE DATA, PLEASE.

IS THIS MAKING MANSFIELD STRONGER TOGETHER? IS IT? I DON'T KNOW, IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT YOUR LEGACY TO BE, THIS POLICY? ARE YOU HOPING THAT SUPPORT OF THIS POLICY WILL ENDEAR YOU IN HISTORY? I GOTTA SAY, HISTORICALLY SPEAKING, MARGINALIZING A PEOPLE OF PEOPLE OF COLOR IN MANSFIELD, PEOPLE THAT ARE MARGINALIZED IN MANSFIELD DOESN'T GO OVER TOO WELL.

CHECK WIKIPEDIA.

THIS ISN'T TOGETHERNESS.

THIS IS BULLYING.

SOMETIMES PARENTS NEED TO BE TAUGHT IT TOO.

AND ADULTS. THAT'S MY TIME.

THANKS. THANK YOU.

CAROLINE FERGUSON.

AND FOLLOWING CAROLINE WILL BE CHRISTINE TAYLOR.

GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS CAROLINE FERGUSON, AND I'M HERE TO CONGRATULATE DOCTOR CRUTCHFIELD FOR AN OUTSTANDING.

SORRY. I LOST MY PLACE.

OUTSTANDING AND SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN.

YOU NOT ONLY UPHELD INTEGRITY, BUT YOU WERE TRANSPARENT AND ACTIVE IN THE COMMUNITY.

IF SOMEONE HAD QUESTIONS OR WANTED TO GET TO KNOW YOU, YOU WERE THERE TO GREET THEM.

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SO FOR THAT, I SAY THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS.

I'M ALSO HERE TO ADDRESS ITEM 11.2.

I WAS GOING TO TALK TO THE BOARD DIRECTLY, BUT INSTEAD I DECIDED TO TALK TO THE STUDENTS.

I AM SO SORRY FOR THE PAIN THIS POLICY IS GOING TO CAUSE.

I AM SO SORRY.

THE VERY FEW SAFE SPACES YOU HAVE ARE GROWING EVEN SMALLER.

I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU WANT TO KNOW.

I UNDERSTAND AND WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I STAND BY YOU.

IT MAY NOT SEEM LIKE IT, BUT SO DO MANY OTHER PEOPLE HERE IN MANSFIELD.

YOU ARE NOT BROKEN, YOU ARE NOT UNLOVED, AND YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

AND I JUST WANT TO ADD REALLY QUICK THAT I KNOW SOME PEOPLE HERE PROBABLY THINKING THAT IF THESE KIDS ARE A LARGE PORTION OF SUICIDE RATES BECAUSE THEY DON'T HAVE JESUS IN THEIR HEART, BUT THAT'S YOUR BELIEF, NOT MANY OTHERS, AND HONESTLY IS WORSE.

TWO KIDS WHO ARE HAVING THOSE FEELINGS.

NOW I WANT TO SPEAK DIRECTLY TO THE BOARD.

WE JUST HEARD ABOUT THE HOPE SQUAD AND HOW THEIR PURPOSE IS TO HELP PREVENT SELF-HARM AND SUICIDE.

BUT DO YOU REALIZE HOW THIS POLICY WILL UNDO ALL OF THE WORK THAT THEY HAVE DONE? MAYBE THEY ARE YOUR SHINY EXCUSE TO SAY WE'RE DOING SOMETHING.

SOME OF YOU HAVE ALSO GIVEN YOURSELF THE TITLE MAMA BEAR, AND I CAN CONFIRM THAT TITLE IS ALSO INCORRECT.

THERE ARE SEVERAL WOMEN AROUND ME WHO WOULD DO ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING TO PROTECT THEIR CHILDREN, AND EVEN YOURS.

YOU CAN CONTINUE TO CHANGE POLICIES AND CONTINUE TO CLAIM IT'S TO PROTECT THE CHILDREN, BUT WE WILL CONTINUE TO SPEAK UP AND WE WILL KEEP FIGHTING TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN FROM YOU.

I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO ADD THAT YOU ARE PUTTING MORE UNNECESSARY PRESSURE ON THE TEACHERS, THAT THEY ALREADY HAVE AN UNIMAGINABLE AMOUNT TO BEGIN WITH.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, CHRISTINE TAYLOR.

AND FOLLOWING CHRISTINE WILL BE CYNTHIA DANIELS.

HELLO, I'M CHRISTINE TAYLOR, AND LAST TIME I WAS HERE, I ASKED YOU GUYS TO FLIP YOUR ORG CHART.

AND I ASKED YOU TO PUT THE KIDS UP TOP.

YOUR COMMUNITY GAVE A RESOUNDING, WE WANT EDUCATORS.

YOU DON'T KNOW HOW THRILLED I AM, DOCTOR CRAWFORD, THAT YOU'RE SITTING THERE.

THAT GIVES ME TWO EDUCATORS ON THIS BOARD BECAUSE IT IS A VERY DIFFERENT VIEW.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WHEN YOU'RE IN THE CLASSROOM WITH THE KIDS AND YOU SEE THE FEAR IN THE EYES.

AND LAST YEAR I TOLD YOU I HAD TWO KIDS THE DAY AFTER THEY CAME AND TALKED TO YOU ABOUT YOUR BOOK BAND THAT WERE CRYING IN MY ROOM, DIDN'T FEEL SAFE AND KNEW THEY WERE NOT WANTED IN MISD.

CONGRATULATIONS. YOU CONFIRMED IT.

I NEED YOU TO.

YOU KNOW, IT'S LIKE THIS AS A TEACHER, IF SOMEBODY SAID MY SPED KIDS, WE FREAKED OUT.

THEY'RE NOT YOUR SPED KIDS.

THEY'RE YOUR KIDS.

THEY'RE NOT YOUR TRANS KIDS.

THEY'RE YOUR KIDS.

PERIOD. DON'T CARE IF YOU AGREE WITH THEM OR NOT.

DON'T CARE IF THEIR RELIGION IS DIFFERENT.

THEY SHOULD NOT HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT POLICIES THAT ARE BOARD MAKES.

THEY SHOULD KNOW THEY'RE SAFE.

BECAUSE. DOCTOR SNEED, I LOVE YOU.

AND I REMEMBER THE FIRST DAY I CAME TO MANSFIELD ISD.

AND YOU KNOW WHAT SHE SAID? KIDS DON'T LEARN UNTIL THEY KNOW HOW MUCH YOU CARE.

AND WE'RE NOT TEACHING THEM.

WE CARE. AND I WANT TO SAY THAT BECAUSE LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING.

I'VE BEEN INVOLVED WHERE A KID CAME HOME AND TOLD THEIR PARENT THAT, HEY, I'M TRANSSEXUAL AND THEIR PARENT KICKED THEM OUT.

AND YOU WANT TEACHERS TO CALL THESE PARENTS AND SAY, HEY, LITTLE JOHNNY SAID HE MIGHT BE TRANSSEXUAL AND IF THEY KICK HIM OUT, YOU WANT YOUR TEACHERS TO LIVE WITH THAT? BECAUSE I DO WANT TO QUOTE OUR LOVELY YOUNG LADY HERE THAT CAME IN EARLIER WHEN SHE SAID, IT'S ABOUT BEING PRESENT IN THEIR TIME OF NEED.

THAT'S OUR JOBS.

OUR JOB IS TO BE PRESENT FOR THESE KIDS.

YOUR JOB IS NOT TO RUN THE DISTRICT.

BE PRESENT FOR THE KIDS.

PERIOD. TALK TO YOUR TEACHERS BECAUSE LET ME TELL YOU SOMETHING.

THEY'RE NOT HAPPY.

AND I DO HAVE TO QUICKLY SAY THIS BECAUSE I'M RUNNING OUT OF TIME.

I ASKED MY FRIENDS WHAT THEY WANTED ME TO SAY WHEN I CAME IN HERE, AND I WANT TO QUOTE SOMETHING BECAUSE I HAD A TEACHER TELL ME THAT SHE EXACTLY WANTED THIS SAID.

AS A TEACHER.

SHE GETS YELLED AT, HIT THINGS THROWN IN HER CLASSROOM.

SHE WRITES UP THOSE KIDS AND THEY COME BACK PRETTY MUCH WITH A JUICE BOX.

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YOU PASS THIS, THEY CALL THOSE PARENTS AND NOW THEIR CAREERS UP FOR ONE MORE TIME BECAUSE THE KID SAYS, NO, I DIDN'T SAY THAT.

WELL, NOW THE TEACHER IS IN TROUBLE.

YOU SAY? WELL, THE TEACHER DIDN'T CALL TEACHERS IN TROUBLE.

EXCEPT YOUR KIDS, PLEASE.

THANK YOU. CYNTHIA DANIELS.

GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS CYNTHIA DANIELS, AND I STAND BEFORE YOU TONIGHT WITH A PLEA FOR INCLUSIVITY, EMPATHY AND UNDERSTANDING IN MISD.

AS YOU STRIVE TO CREATE ENVIRONMENTS THAT FOSTER LEARNING, GROWTH, AND ACCEPTANCE, IT'S IMPERATIVE THAT YOU ADDRESS A FUNDAMENTAL ASPECT OF IDENTITY, PRONOUNS AND NAMES.

EVERY STUDENT WHO WALKS THROUGH THE DOOR OF OUR SCHOOLS BRINGS WITH THEM A UNIQUE SET OF EXPERIENCES, BACKGROUNDS, AND IDENTITIES.

AS PUBLIC SCHOOL EDUCATORS, IT IS YOUR DUTY TO ENSURE THAT EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM FEELS VALUED, RESPECTED, AND SEEN FOR WHO THEY TRULY ARE.

ONE SIGNIFICANT WAY YOU CAN ACHIEVE THIS IS BY HONORING AND AFFIRMING THEIR CHOSEN NAMES AND PRONOUNS.

PEOPLE GO BY NICKNAMES AND MIDDLE NAMES ALL THE TIME.

THIS ISN'T ANY DIFFERENT FOR MANY INDIVIDUALS, PARTICULARLY THOSE WHO IDENTIFY AS TRANSGENDER OR NON-BINARY.

BEING MISGENDERED OR CALLED BY A NAME THAT DOESN'T ALIGN WITH THEIR GENDER IDENTITY CAN BE DEEPLY HURTFUL AND DAMAGING.

IT SENDS A MESSAGE THAT THEIR IDENTITY IS NOT VALID AND THEY DON'T BELONG, AND THAT THEIR VERY EXISTENCE IS UP FOR DEBATE.

THIS CAN HAVE SERIOUS CONSEQUENCES ON THEIR MENTAL HEALTH, WELL-BEING, AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS.

BY ADOPTING A POLICY THAT ALLOWS STUDENTS TO USE THE NAMES AND PRONOUNS THAT REFLECT THEIR GENDER IDENTITY, YOU ARE NOT ONLY AFFIRMING THEIR RIGHT TO SELF-EXPRESSION, BUT ALSO CREATING A SAFER AND MORE INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL STUDENTS.

YOU ARE SENDING A POWERFUL MESSAGE THAT EVERYONE IS WELCOME, VALUED AND RESPECTED IN OUR SCHOOLS, REGARDLESS OF THEIR GENDER IDENTITY OR EXPRESSION.

BUT THE POLICY YOU ARE PUTTING FORTH TONIGHT DOES JUST THE OPPOSITE OF THAT, AND PUSHES CHRISTIAN NATIONALIST RHETORIC THAT JUST ISN'T TRUE.

I ALSO IMPLORE YOU TO ENACT POLICIES THAT ALSO PRIORITIZE THE CONFIDENTIALITY AND AUTONOMY OF STUDENTS WHEN IT COMES TO MATTERS OF THEIR GENDER, GENDER IDENTITY, AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION. STUDENTS SHOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO DISCLOSE THE INFORMATION TO THEIR PARENTS ON THEIR OWN TERMS, WITHOUT FEAR OF REPERCUSSION OR COERCION FROM SCHOOL OFFICIALS.

MANY STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN OUTED IN THIS WAY HAVE RECEIVED ABUSE FROM THEIR FAMILIES, AND SOME HAVE EVEN BEEN KICKED OUT OF THEIR HOMES.

I DON'T THINK YOU WANT TO HARM THESE STUDENTS, DO YOU? SOMETIMES SCHOOL IS THE ONLY SAFE SPACE THEY HAVE.

IT'S CRUCIAL THAT YOU PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH SAFE SPACES AND RESOURCES WHERE THEY CAN SEEK SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE IF THEY CHOOSE TO COME OUT TO THEIR PARENTS.

THIS MAY INCLUDE ACCESS TO LGBTQ+ SUPPORT GROUPS, COUNSELING SERVICES, AND TRAINED STAFF MEMBERS WHO CAN OFFER ASSISTANCE AND ADVOCACY.

FURTHERMORE, IT'S ESSENTIAL THAT YOU ADDRESS THE ISSUE OF BATHROOM ACCESSIBILITY FOR TRANSGENDER AND NON-BINARY STUDENTS, HAVING ACCESS TO A RESTROOM THAT CORRESPONDS WITH THEIR GENDER IDENTITY IS NOT A MATTER OF CONVENIENCE, BUT A BASIC HUMAN DIGNITY.

NO STUDENT SHOULD HAVE TO ENDURE THE ANXIETY, FEAR, AND HUMILIATION OF USING A RESTROOM THAT DOESN'T ALIGN WITH THEIR GENDER IDENTITY.

THERE ARE ACTUALLY EXAMPLES OUT THERE OF GENDER NEUTRAL BATHROOMS. YOU ALL SHOULD REALLY LOOK INTO IT.

I EMAILED ALL OF YOU.

I'LL SEND YOU DOCTOR CRUTCHFIELD.

THE VIDEO THAT I FOUND, SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA HAS FIGURED THIS OUT.

IT'S ACTUALLY KIND OF COOL.

YOU SHOULD LOOK INTO IT.

SORRY, I'M TRYING TO WRAP UP.

IN CONCLUSION, I URGE THE SCHOOL BOARD TO PRIORITIZE THE WELL-BEING AND INCLUSION OF ALL STUDENTS BY ADOPTING POLICIES THAT AFFIRM THEIR CHOSEN NAMES AND PRONOUNS.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU. SO WE MOVE TO ITEM TEN, OUR HUMAN

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RESOURCES REPORT.

MISS NEWSOM, WOULD YOU LIKE TO READ OUR 20 PLUS YEARS? I WOULD, WE DO HAVE QUITE A FEW THIS EVENING.

SO I WILL BE BRIEF WITH MY DETAILS.

BUT I DO WANT TO CONGRATULATE THESE EDUCATORS ON OVER 20 YEARS OF IN EDUCATION.

BRANDON AUSTIN, 26 YEARS IN EDUCATION.

ANDREW BAUER, 28 YEARS IN EDUCATION.

ANGELA BESSIS, 25 YEARS.

RUTH BAUER 25 YEARS.

HEATHER CASSELMAN 25 YEARS.

AMARYLLIS SINCHI 22 YEARS.

DANIEL EASON 24 YEARS.

THERESA FRANCIS 31 YEARS.

KAY GARRISON 28 YEARS.

SHAYNA HEALER 28 YEARS.

ADRIAN HENRY 20 YEARS.

THERESA HENRY 34 YEARS.

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DANIEL HICKMAN 27 YEARS.

KAREN KEEL 32 YEARS.

ANNA LIERMAN 25 YEARS.

KELLY MALLOW 23 YEARS.

STACEY CAMPBELL 31 YEARS.

JANICE MILLER 28 YEARS.

YOLANDA MUNOZ 20 YEARS.

AMY MEYERS 30 YEARS.

RENEE ORE 34 YEARS.

ANTHONY ROBINSON 28 YEARS.

MARY ELLEN ROSE 25 YEARS.

JACQUELINE RUBIO 24 YEARS.

DIANA SANCHEZ 20 YEARS.

KATHRYN SCHULZ 31 YEARS AND THELMA VEGA 23 YEARS.

THANK YOU TO ALL THESE INCREDIBLE EDUCATORS FOR ALL THEY'VE POURED INTO OUR STUDENTS.

OKAY. SO WE WILL NOW MOVE TO ITEM 10.2.

OUR NEW HIRES FOR BOARD APPROVAL.

MAY I PLEASE RECEIVE A MOTION? I MOVE TO APPROVE THE FIRST READING OF TASB POLICY UPDATE 122.

HEY, GREG. BACK UP.

ONE. WE GOT TO APPROVE.

I'M SORRY. 10.2 I.

OKAY, SO WE HAVE A MOTION MADE BY BIANCA.

MISS ANDERSON, AND THEN A CAN I GET A SECOND, PLEASE? ON THE NEW HIRES APPROVAL? OKAY, WE HAVE A SECOND BY MISS NEWSOM.

OKAY. DID ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR ANYTHING THAT THEY NEED TO SAY REGARDING THE APPROVAL OF THE NEW HIRES? ITEM 10.2.

OKAY. WITH THAT BEING SAID, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION, MAY I PLEASE SEE A SHOW OF HANDS? OKAY. THE MOTION PASSES 7 TO 0.

MOVING TO ITEM 11.

[11. Business Items Requiring Board Action]

11.1 CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF THE FIRST READING OF TASB POLICY UPDATE 122 AND MSD LOCAL UPDATES.

MAY I PLEASE RECEIVE A MOTION NOW? I'LL MOVE TO APPROVE THE FIRST READING OF TASB POLICY UPDATE 122 AND MISD LOCAL UPDATES.

OKAY, SO WE HAVE A MOTION MADE BY MR. TIPPING. IT HAPPENS.

I'VE ALMOST MISSED THE OTHER ONE MYSELF.

CAN WE GET A SECOND, PLEASE? OKAY, WE HAVE A SECOND BY MISS FARRAR.

ARE THERE ANY DISCUSSIONS OR QUESTIONS? STARTING ON MY LEFT, MISS NEWSOM.

I JUST WANTED IF SOMEONE FROM POLICY COMMITTEE COULD GO THROUGH SOME OF THE DETAILS HERE ON THIS THIS FAR, IS THERE ANY SPECIFIC.

THERE'S OTHER COMMITTEE PERSON, JUST SO EVERYONE KNOWS.

WHAT'S MISS THOMAS. AND SHE'S NO LONGER WITH US, SO WE COULD CALL HER ON PHONE.

I GUESS WE COULD.

IT'S JUST A LOT, SO I JUST WANTED TO SEE IF YOU COULD GIVE SOME SUMMARIZATION.

USUALLY THAT'S WHAT WE DO WHEN WE GET A POLICY REVIEW.

OKAY. IS THERE A SPECIFIC PART OF THE.

THERE'S 41 PAGES, SO HOLD ON.

I CAN HOLD ON TO IT.

MR. WRIGHT, DO YOU HAVE A BRIEFING BY ANY CHANCE? YES, I CAN DO THAT.

SO I'LL GIVE YOU THE BRIEF ON SOME OF THE ONES THAT ARE MORE SIGNIFICANT. SO LET ME PUT MY GLASSES ON.

SO SEE, SEE, CUBE IS CYBERSECURITY.

IT IS ADDING THE WORD SECURITY INCIDENT FOR WHAT WE HAVE TO RESPOND TO IN PROTOCOL.

LET'S SEE.

HB IS SPECIAL PROGRAMS. WE MUST COMPLY WITH RULES ADOPTED BY THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR DYSLEXIA AND RELATED DISORDERS. I WILL TELL YOU THAT WE'VE ALREADY BEEN IN COMPLIANCE WITH THIS ONE.

BUT IT IS A NEW PROGRAM THIS YEAR.

THE HB I'M SORRY.

HB C IS JUST MOVING FROM PART OF IT'S MOVING FROM HBC TO HBC TO EFFIA IS ABOUT COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE.

THIS ONE IS ADDING TWO DAYS.

WE ALREADY HAVE TWO DAYS WHERE STUDENTS CAN GO TO COLLEGE VISITS AS A JUNIOR, AND TWO DAYS THEY CAN GO FOR COLLEGE VISITS

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AS A SENIOR.

THAT IS MANDATED BY STATUTE.

NOW THEY ARE GIVING UP TO TWO DAYS FOR JUNIORS AND TWO DAYS FOR SENIORS FOR CAREER INVESTIGATIONS AS WELL.

THEN FB FOR CRISIS INTERVENTIONS.

IT TALKS ABOUT HERE THAT THERE MUST BE A CLEAR PROCEDURE FOR REPORTING.

THOSE ARE THREAT ASSESSMENTS.

WE ALREADY HAVE A VERY SUBSTANTIAL PROCESS AND CLEAR REPORTING.

AND THEN IF FL FOR STUDENT RECORDS THAT ONE IS JUST SIMPLY CHANGING THE TERMINOLOGY FROM LEARNING COMMITTEE TO EDUCATIONAL PLAN DEVELOPMENT.

AND THEN THAT IS MOVING INTO THAT WAS 11 THERE'S 11 BOARD POLICIES THAT CAME FROM TASBIH JUST WENT OVER THOSE. THERE ARE SIX BOARD POLICIES THAT CAME DIRECTLY FROM THE BOARD MEMBERS IN THE POLICY REVIEW. AND IT'D PROBABLY BE BETTER IF, IF THE BOARD MEMBERS WANTED TO THE TWO BOARD MEMBERS THAT REMAIN TO TALK ABOUT ANY OF THOSE THAT IF THEY'RE WISH IS TO.

I HAVE ONE QUESTION BEFORE YOU GO ANY FURTHER.

OKAY. IT WAS ABOUT THE ADMINISTRATION OF OPIOID ANTAGONIST.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT I'M READING IT CORRECTLY, THAT WE STILL ARE ALLOWED TO ADMINISTER.

ABSOLUTELY. WE ARE ALLOWED TO.

IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S ALMOST LIKE ALMOST ALL OF IT'S TAKEN AWAY.

AND SO I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE I'M NOT MISREADING WHAT'S GOING ON.

NO, IT'S GIVING CLARIFICATION TO OPIOID OPIOID ANTAGONISTS PROVISIONS.

AND WHEN AND HOW DO WE REPORT OKAY.

BUT YES WE CAN OKAY.

YEAH. AND THEN THE OTHER BOARD, THE OTHER BOARD POLICIES IS THE MISD.

LOCAL ONES ARE ARE ONES THAT ACTUALLY CAME FROM THE BOARD.

MEMBERS. ON THE POLICY REVIEW.

OKAY. MR.. NEWSOM FOR I FORGET.

WHAT WAS YOUR QUESTION JUST NOW REGARDING OPIOIDS? I'M SORRY. YOU KNOW, I JUST WANTED A CLARIFICATION THAT THE CHANGING OF THE POLICY WASN'T THAT WE WEREN'T ALLOWED TO ADMINISTER IT ANYMORE, BUT JUST THAT WE HAD TO REPORT IT DIFFERENTLY. GOT IT.

OKAY. TRYING TO MAKE SURE I HEARD YOU.

SO, MISS FARRAR, DID YOU WANT TO DO THAT OR DO WE WANT TO HAVE DAVID? FOR THOSE THAT DON'T KNOW, DAVID WRIGHT IS OUR RIGHT HAND MAN WITH THE W.

REGARDING POLICY. SO HE'S IT'S OFTENTIMES HE'LL REPORT OUT WHEN WE GET TO THIS SECTION.

SURE. I'M HAPPY TO CONTINUE.

THE NEXT ONE, IF YOU'RE FOLLOWING ALONG, IS JUST THE MR UPDATE ITS BOARD MEMBERS AND ETHICS.

I MEAN, THERE'S SEVERAL THINGS THAT WERE CHANGED IN THERE.

I WILL RECOGNIZE THE DECISIONS MADE BY THE BOARD AS A WHOLE AND MAKE NO PERSONAL PROMISES OR TAKE PRIVATE ACTION THAT MAY COMPROMISE MY PERFORMANCE AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

I WILL EXPRESS OPINIONS AND VIEWS DURING THE DISCUSSION OF MOTIONS WORKING FOR CONSENSUS, BUT FOLLOWING THE VOTE SHALL RESPECT THE MAJORITY DECISIONS AS DECISIONS OF THE BOARD.

I WILL REFRAIN FROM USING SOCIAL MEDIA, TEXTING OTHER FORMS OF ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION DURING BOARD MEETINGS.

ALL ARE SUBJECT TO OPEN RECORD REQUESTS AND THEREFORE PROHIBITED DURING BOARD MEETINGS.

I'LL HOLD CONFIDENTIAL MATTERS AND INFORMATION THAT IS PRIVILEGED UNDER APPLICABLE LAWS AND WE'LL NEED OR THAT WILL NEEDLESSLY HARM EMPLOYEE INDIVIDUALS OR THE DISTRICT. I WILL NOT DISCUSS ANY INFORMATION OR EXPRESS OPINION IN PUBLIC WHEN THE DISTRICT IS INVOLVED WITH THIRD PARTY NEGOTIATIONS.

I WILL STUDY THE MATERIAL IN THE BOARD PACKET AND WHEN POSSIBLE, PRESENT AND RESOLVE QUESTIONS BEFOREHAND BY CONTACTING THE SUPERINTENDENT AND ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF.

I WILL SEEK CONTINUING EDUCATION THAT WILL MEET LEGAL REQUIREMENTS AND ENHANCE MY ABILITY TO FULFILL MY DUTIES.

I WILL BASE I WILL BASE MAKE MY DECISIONS IN TERMS OF EDUCATIONAL WELFARE, WELFARE OF ALL STUDENTS IN THE DISTRICT BASED ON THE FACT RATHER THAN SUPPOSITION, OPINION OR PUBLIC FAVOR.

OTHER THINGS THAT WERE ADDED IN.

THERE WERE REGULAR BOARD MEETINGS.

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THE NOTICE FOR A MEETING SHALL REFLECT THE CHANGE DATE OR TIME.

IF IT DOES NOT OCCUR ON THE FOURTH TUESDAY OF EVERY MONTH AT 7 P.M..

CHANGING A COUPLE OF WORDINGS.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ITEMS FOR INCLUSION ON THE AGENDA.

IT CHANGED FROM THE THIRD CALENDAR DAY BEFORE REGULAR MEETING TO THE FIFTH.

IT LOOKS LIKE THAT WAS EVERYTHING UPDATED ON THERE AND THEN WE MOVE ON TO DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF BOARD OFFICERS.

BOARD OFFICERS SHALL SERVE FOR A TERM OF ONE YEAR OR UNTIL A SUCCESSOR IS ELECTED.

A MINIMUM OF ONE YEAR BOARD EXPERIENCE IS PREFERRED BEFORE SERVING AS AN OFFICER.

OFFICERS MAY SUCCEED THEMSELVES IN OFFICE WITHOUT LIMITS, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE BOARD PRESIDENT, WHO MAY SUCCEED HIMSELF OR HERSELF ONCE.

IN ADDITION TO THE DUTIES REQUIRED BY LAW, THE BOARD PRESIDENT SHALL GOES INTO ALL THE DUTIES THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN LISTED ADDING IN ACT AS A SPOKESPERSON FOR THE ENTIRE BOARD, AND WILL APPOINT BOARD MEMBERS TO SPECIFIC BOARD COMMITTEES AT THE REGULAR MEETING FOLLOWING THE ELECTION.

LET'S SEE.

NOT TO INTERRUPT YOU, MISS. I JUST WANTED TO POINT OUT TO YOU ALSO THAT A LOT OF THESE THEY KIND OF SEEM SIMPLE IN SOME WAYS, BUT THEY WERE IN ORDER TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES COINCIDED WITH BOARD WITH BOARD POLICY.

YEAH. SO A LOT OF THIS WAS VOTED ON LAST MONTH IN OUR BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

WAS THAT IT WAS ON THE BOARD OPERATING.

YEAH. SO THAT WAS THE BASICALLY IT WAS JUST MAKING IT JUST KIND OF UPDATING.

YEAH. WE'RE JUST KIND OF UPDATING EVERYTHING.

AND THEN THAT WAS KIND OF WHAT I MEANT.

YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO READ IT OVER.

THANKS. AND THEN THE NEXT ONE GOES INTO IS THERE ANY OTHER ONES YOU WANT ME TO CONTINUE? NO, I WAS JUST I JUST WANTED I WAS REALLY DOING THAT FOR FOLKS TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THE WHAT SOME OF THE CLARIFICATIONS WERE.

AND THE BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES ARE ACTUALLY IN TONIGHT'S CONSENT AGENDA FOR FINAL APPROVAL.

WE HAD THE FIRST READING LAST MONTH ON THOSE.

IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, FEEL FREE TO ASK ME SPECIFICALLY.

NO. I'M GOOD. OKAY. OKAY.

SO. ALL RIGHT.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE I WAS BACK TO WHERE WE WERE.

I WAS LOOKING DOWN THE AGENDA FOR EVERYONE.

IS THERE ANY MORE QUESTIONS? CONCERNS? OKAY.

DOCTOR CRUTCHFIELD. SO I WOULD NOT CONTINUE WHAT TRUSTEE NEWSOM STARTED, BUT IT SEEMS IT SOUNDS LIKE.

SO. CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG.

MR. WRIGHT, YOU'RE SAYING THAT SOME OF THE LOCAL POLICY INCLUSIONS WERE SUGGESTED BY THE BOARD MEMBERS ON THE POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE? YES, THAT IS CORRECT.

SO IT'S NOT UNUSUAL.

SO, AND WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT MISD POLICY NOT NOT COMING FROM TASB.

RIGHT. IT'S NOT UNUSUAL.

IT COULD COME IT COULD COME FROM IT COULD START WITH A MEMBER OF CABINET.

OKAY. IT COULD START FROM SOMEBODY THAT IS ON THE POLICY COMMITTEE.

OKAY. OR IT COULD START FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT.

OKAY. IT ALL FUNNELS THROUGH POLICY REVIEW.

OKAY. WHICH IS THREE BOARD MEMBERS.

THAT'S THEIR THAT'S THE COMMITTEE THAT VETS ALL POLICY.

SO WHETHER OR NOT IT'S JEFF BROGDEN IN HIS AREA OR SEAN SCOTT IN HIS AREA OR DAVID WRIGHT IN HIS AREA, OR IT COULD BE A BOARD MEMBER.

I MEAN BOARD MEMBERS THAT THAT ULTIMATELY START IT IT ALL, IT ALL IT IS ALL VETTED THROUGH POLICY REVIEW. OKAY.

GREAT. SO SO THE IDEA FOR A LOCAL STUDENT WELFARE PARENT AUTHORITY THAT'S ON THE LAST FEW PAGES IF SOME IF ONE OF THE BOARD MEMBERS FROM THE POLICY COMMITTEE CAN TALK TO US ABOUT WHY WE THOUGHT THAT WAS NEEDED, I'M HAPPY TO START.

AND THEN IF YOU WANT TO ADD ANYTHING WE DIDN'T HAVE A POLICY THAT REALLY TOUCHED ON ANY OF THIS.

A LOT OF THE THINGS THAT ARE IN HERE AS FAR AS, LIKE, RESTROOM USE AND STUFF WHAT'S IN HERE IS STUFF THAT WE'RE ALREADY DOING ANYWAYS.

SO WE'RE JUST PUTTING IT IN POLICY PRONOUN USAGE AND PARENT RIGHTS.

I THINK IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR PARENTS TO KNOW WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH THEIR STUDENTS AT SCHOOL, AND THEY DO HAVE A SAY SO BECAUSE WE'RE DEALING WITH MINOR CHILDREN.

THERE WAS NOTHING IN POLICY THAT I COULD FIND THAT HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH NAME USAGE OR PRONOUN USAGE AT SCHOOL.

AND SO WE HAD NO GUIDELINES FOR TEACHERS ON WHAT TO DO IF THAT PRESENTED ITSELF.

AND SO THAT'S HOW THE DISCUSSION GOT STARTED INITIALLY.

IT'S BEEN AN ONGOING DISCUSSION FOR A WHILE.

BUT ULTIMATELY THE PARENT HAS THE AUTHORITY.

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AND IF STUDENTS ARE USING DIFFERENT PRONOUNS AT SCHOOL OR, YOU KNOW, WHATEVER A PARENT HAS A RIGHT TO KNOW, I WOULD BE UPSET IF MY STUDENT REQUESTED TO BE IDENTIFIED AS SOMETHING DIFFERENT AT SCHOOL, AND I WASN'T AWARE OF IT.

DID YOU WANT TO ADD ANYTHING? I HAD ANOTHER QUESTION. I DON'T KNOW WHO ELSE IS ON THE POLICY COMMITTEE.

WELL, I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO POINT OUT WHEN SHE WHEN SOMEONE MENTIONED THAT TEACHERS HAVING TO HANDLE IT AND DAVID, DIDN'T YOU MR..

RIGHT. DID YOU HAVE A MORE OF A PROCESS THAN THAT SET UP OR WORKING ON ONE WHERE IT WOULD ACTUALLY.

SURE. WHEN, WHEN WHEN CAMPUSES LEARN OF A SITUATION LIKE THAT.

THEY ARE THE PRINCIPAL IS TO CONTACT STUDENT SERVICES.

THAT IS FOR REALLY FOR A COUPLE OF THINGS.

KEEP GETTING AWAY FROM THIS MICROPHONE.

SO NUMBER ONE, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE STUDENT IS TAKEN CARE OF WHETHER IT'S A PRONOUN, WHETHER IT'S THE USE OF A FACILITY AND WHERE THEY, WHERE THEY CAN USE THE WHAT FACILITIES CAN THEY USE MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE WE'RE GETTING A COUNSELOR.

IF THE STUDENT NEEDS A COUNSELOR THERE'S A WHOLE LOT OF THINGS THAT GO INTO THAT.

AND SO STUDENT SERVICES NEEDS TO KNOW SO THAT WE CAN MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN GUIDE AND TALK TO THE PARENT, AND THEN THEY CAN TALK TO THEIR STUDENT THAT WE CAN GUIDE THE THE CAMPUS THAT, THAT AND THAT PROCESS.

FROM THE POLICY WILL HAVE A PROCESS THAT IS DEVELOPED THAT WILL HELP THROUGH THIS, THROUGH THIS THROUGH ANY STUDENT THAT NEEDS HELP OR ANY FAMILY THAT NEEDS HELP.

OKAY. SO AND SO THIS IS FROM MY LEARNING.

IT MAY HELP. THE COMMUNITY AS WELL.

SO WHEN WE ARE MEETING AS A POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE AND WE'RE THINKING OF SOMETHING THAT'S NEEDED ARE WE DOING A STUDY OF THE ISSUE? WHAT WAYS ARE WE FINDING OUT HOW THIS IS IMPACTING STUDENTS BEFORE WE DECIDE ON A POLICY? I MEAN, I HAVE STUDENTS IN THE DISTRICT THAT THIS HAS DIRECTLY IMPACTED.

THERE HAVE BEEN CONVERSATIONS ABOUT PRONOUN USAGE IN CLASSROOMS. THAT HAVE MADE MY CHILD FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE.

SO. SO THIS IS VERY REAL.

YOU CAN LOOK AT WELCOME PACKETS, ESPECIALLY IN HIGH SCHOOL.

TEACHERS ARE REQUESTING WHAT PREFERRED PRONOUNS ARE IN THE GET TO KNOW YOU PACKET.

SO THESE CONVERSATIONS ARE BEING HAD AND THE EXPECTATION IS THAT STUDENTS AND STAFF AND I'M NOT SAYING THE DISTRICT IS PUTTING THIS EXPECTATION, BUT IN GENERAL IS THAT STUDENTS AND STAFF WILL USE THE PREFERRED PRONOUNS.

SO I KNOW IT'S HAPPENING.

I'VE TALKED TO MULTIPLE PEOPLE THAT IT'S HAPPENING.

I'VE TALKED TO TEACHERS THAT ARE REALLY UNCOMFORTABLE WITH IT.

I'VE GOTTEN NUMEROUS PHONE CALLS SINCE THIS WENT OUT, THANKING US FOR FINALLY ADDRESSING THEM AND GIVING THEM SOME GUIDANCE SO THEY DON'T FEEL LIKE THEY HAVE TO ABIDE BY A REQUEST FROM A STUDENT.

SO IT'S JUST HAVING CONVERSATIONS OVER THE LAST THREE YEARS THAT I KNOW THAT IT'S HAPPENING.

I DON'T KNOW IF ANYBODY ELSE HAD ANYTHING ELSE TO ADD.

WELL I THINK FOR ME WE WERE ALREADY THESE WERE ALREADY BEST PRACTICES AND THINGS THAT OUR STAFF WERE ALREADY ADDRESSING.

AS FAR AS WHATEVER THAT MAY BE LIKE MR. WHITE SAID, FACILITY USAGE THINGS TO MAKE SURE THE STUDENT THEMSELVES ARE ALSO LOOKED AFTER AND, YOU KNOW, GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CERTAIN THINGS.

SO BASICALLY WE'VE TAKEN PRACTICES AND PUT THEM ON PAPER.

AND THE REASON FOR THAT IS, IS OFTEN TIME IT GIVES, AS MISS FARGO SAID, GUIDANCE.

SO THAT I MEAN, WE HAVE A BIG STAFF, YOU KNOW, AND SO IF SOME ARE NOT CERTAIN OF WHAT, YOU KNOW, WHAT THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO DO OR NOT DO OR WHATEVER, AND DEPENDING ON THE CIRCUMSTANCE OR THE QUESTION AT HAND IT'S BASICALLY JUST PUTTING WHAT THE PRACTICES HAVE BEEN ON PAPER.

AND THAT WAY THEN IT'S ALSO ADDRESSED ALL THROUGH ONE SOURCE AND UP THROUGH STUDENT SERVICES.

AND SO THAT THEN THAT WAY WE KNOW THAT, YOU KNOW, ALL, ALL CHILDREN ARE BEING LOOKED AFTER AND.

OKAY LOOKED AFTER FOR THEIR DIFFERENT, YOU KNOW QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS.

GOTCHA. SO I THINK LET ME SEE HOW ELSE I CAN REPHRASE THIS.

SO I'M SAYING IF EVEN IF IT'S NOT THIS PARTICULAR POLICY, WE PROBABLY TYPICALLY WOULD STUDY OR SAY,

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HEY, THIS ISSUE IS HAVING AN IMPACT ON STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT IN SOME WAY.

AND SO I KNOW WE WILL WILL LIKELY ALL HAVE CONVERSATIONS AND HAVE OUR OWN EXPERIENCES WITH OUR KIDS.

BUT SYSTEMATICALLY LOOKING AT DATA SOURCES TO FIGURE OUT, YOU KNOW, WHAT A POLICY NEEDS TO SOLVE.

THAT'S WHAT I'M ASKING JUST ABOUT THE PROCESS ON THE COMMITTEE, HOW THAT WORKS.

AND SOMETIMES IT'S CAN COME UP ABOUT DIFFERENT, YOU KNOW, WAYS, JUST LIKE MR. RICE SPOKE ABOUT. AND IT COULD BE YOU KNOW, FROM THE CABINET, IT COULD BE FROM OURSELVES, IT COULD BE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT OR EVEN FROM THE CAMPUS, YOU KNOW, UPWARDS.

AND THEN AT THAT POINT IS WHEN IT KIND OF TAKES A COLLECTIVE, YOU KNOW, GROUP, NOT JUST THE THE COMMITTEE, THE POLICY COMMITTEE, BUT ALSO OUR INTERACTIONS WITH MR..

RIGHT. AND HE'S BEEN A PHENOMENAL LEADER FOR US IN THE POLICY FOR SEVERAL YEARS NOW.

AND DEPENDING ON THE AREA IT FALLS IN WHEN WE DID THE, THE UPDATES FOR THE NURSES AND, AND EVERYTHING, THEN WE HAD THE, THE LEAD NURSE IN THERE WHEN WE'VE HAD ANYTHING THAT'S ADDRESSED ACADEMICS, WE'VE HAD MAYBE DOCTOR SCOTT IN THERE.

DOCTOR CANTU.

SO IT ALSO DEPENDS ON, YOU KNOW WHAT WHAT ALL'S IN, WHAT IT ENTAILS, YOU KNOW, AND THEN WHO, WHO MAY BE BROUGHT IN THE ROOM ALSO. AND THEN THAT'S ALSO WHY WE HAVE THE FIRST READING, BECAUSE THAT'S WAY IT HAS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THIS KIND OF DISCUSSION AND OR QUESTIONS.

BECAUSE WE CAN'T AS A BOARD SIT AND TALK ABOUT IT OTHERWISE, YOU KNOW, SO WE HAVE TO HAVE THE FIRST READING OR IT'S NEVER EVEN OUT THERE, YOU KNOW, EITHER WAY.

SO. RIGHT.

I THINK THE ONLY OTHER THING WAS JUST SOMETHING PROCEDURAL AND IT PROBABLY FLUCTUATES.

AND SO I'M COMING MOST RECENTLY FROM THE PARENT SIDE AND NOT AS A BOARD MEMBER.

BUT WHEN WE LOOK AT DELETIONS THAT ARE IN RED AND BLUE IS ADDITIONS.

RIGHT. WHEN WE HAVE A BRAND NEW POLICY, IT SHOULD IT BE IN BLUE OR DOES DOES THAT VARY BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE THIS FOR LOCAL IS IN BLACK COMPLETELY BRAND NEW? IT'S PROBABLY JUST ALL BLACK UNLESS THERE'S BEEN SOME SPECIFIC CHANGES TO IT.

AND SOMETIMES THE ONES THAT WE'VE GOTTEN FROM TASBIH.

ON THE UPDATES.

YOU MAY SEE, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF RED AND MARKED OUT AND YOU'RE THINKING, DANG, THEY DID AWAY WITH THE WHOLE POLICY.

REALLY? USUALLY YOU'LL SEE IT FURTHER DOWN.

SOMETIMES THEY'VE JUST MOVED THE VERBIAGE OR RENAMED IT, YOU KNOW, A DIFFERENT POLICY, YOU KNOW, FOR WHATEVER REASONS, THEY'RE JUST LIKE EVERYONE ELSE.

THEY GO THROUGH AN UPDATE, YOU KNOW, WHAT THEY NEED TO AND MAKE THE CHANGES AND ADDITIONS THERE.

SO YEAH, THE RED, BUT NO, NOT WHEN IT'S A WHOLE NEW POLICY.

NOT NOT ALWAYS.

SO, YOU KNOW, MISS CRUTCHFIELD, THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

AND IT'S IT'S BEEN BROUGHT UP A COUPLE OF TIMES.

SO WHEN IT'S A BRAND NEW POLICY IT IT DOES NOT COME TO US.

IF IT COMES FROM TASBIH, IT DOESN'T COME IN ALL BLUE.

AND SO SOMETIMES I MAKE IT BLUE.

THE ENTIRE POLICY.

BLUE. THE AND IN THIS CASE SOMETIMES IT'S JUST IT'S ALL BLACK.

IT'S KIND OF MY FAULT ON THAT.

I MEAN, I'M SO IF YOU'LL LOOK AT AND IF YOU'LL NOTICE THAT CSA BACK THERE AND FAR, THEY'RE BOTH BRAND NEW.

I LEFT BOTH OF THEM SOLID BLACK THIS TIME.

I DIDN'T MEAN I DIDN'T MEAN TO CONFUSE ANYBODY.

IT'S JUST THERE IS NO CHANGES IN IT THAT THAT'LL TELL YOU THAT IT'S IT'S A NEW POLICY.

WHETHER IT'S BLUE OR BLACK, IF IF THERE'S YOU GET TO YOU CAN SEE IN POLICY WHEN THERE'S JUST SNIPPETS OF IT THAT'S BLUE OR RED, THAT MEANS THAT'S JUST THOSE ARE THE CHANGES WITHIN THE REST OF IT'S THE SAME.

AND LET ME JUST ADD DOCTOR CRUTCHFIELD, I DO SEE WHAT YOU'RE SAYING.

SO MAYBE MOVING FORWARD WE COULD LIKE NEW POLICY COULD BE IN PURPLE OR ANOTHER COLOR OR JUST SOMETHING TO IDENTIFY.

LIKE THIS IS A NEW POLICY BECAUSE I HADN'T REALLY THOUGHT ABOUT THAT, BUT I DEFINITELY SEE WHAT YOU'RE SAYING.

SO THAT WAY WHEN PEOPLE ARE LOOKING THROUGH IT, OR EVEN US WHEN WE'RE LOOKING, I'LL BE MORE DILIGENT ABOUT THAT.

YEAH, YEAH, YEAH.

IT JUST AND AS HE SAID, THE COLOR CODED COMES ACTUALLY FROM TASBIH.

THAT'S HOW WE RECEIVE OUR UPDATES.

AND SO AND HE HAS TYPICALLY PUT IT IN BLUE.

IT WAS YOU KNOW, I DIDN'T THINK ABOUT IT BECAUSE I WAS USED TO READING IT.

RIGHT. AND SO BUT IT WAS A GOOD POINT.

YEAH. SO DOCTOR CRUTCHFIELD, WAS THAT ALL YOUR QUESTIONS? YES. OKAY. I GUESS I JUST WANTED TO MRS NEWSOM POINT OF CLARIFICATION FOR YOU AS WELL, BECAUSE I WAS ON BOARD OPERATING POLICY.

COMMITTEE. RIGHT. SO IF WE MADE CHANGES, IT NOW IS IN THE HANDS OF THE POLICY COMMITTEE TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR POLICIES ARE DIFFERENT.

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AND SO SOMETIMES WE'RE CONSTANTLY HANDING OFF THINGS ONE WAY OR ANOTHER AND ANOTHER.

SINCE OUR MAIN GOAL, OUR MAIN PURPOSE IS TO OVERSEE POLICY, WE'VE GOT TO MAKE SURE THAT WHAT WE'RE DOING EVERY DAY ISN'T DIFFERENT THAN WHAT'S ON PAPER AND OR TO WHAT MR. WRIGHT SAID. SOMETIMES WE HAVE TO BUILD POLICY AND BUILD ALMOST THAT RUBRIC OF HOW TO GIVE THE TEACHERS AND THE STAFF OR THE STUDENTS SUPPORT AND WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE, AND SOMETIMES THEY GO HAND IN HAND.

AND SO SOMETIMES THAT'S JUST THAT'S HOW WE'RE GETTING OUR INFORMATION.

BUT YOU ASK LIKE, HOW DO YOU GET THAT INFORMATION? I'M THINKING TO MYSELF, IT'S ALL THE PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY THAT YOU HEAR FROM ALL THE TIME.

IT'S WHEN YOU'RE ON CAMPUSES, WHEN YOU'RE SPEAKING TO ADMINISTRATORS, IT'S WHEN YOU'RE SPEAKING TO STUDENTS.

IT'S THE EMAILS THAT YOU GET.

IT'S THE PHONE CALLS THAT YOU GET.

IT'S IT'S USUALLY FROM A LOT OF SOURCES.

SO I'D LIKE TO TELL YOU THAT WE HAVE SOME SPECIAL VETTING PROCESS OF THAT.

BUT IT'S KIND OF WHATEVER WE'VE HEARD THE MOST OF AT THAT POINT THAT'S GIVING SOME PAIN POINTS.

ARE YOU GOOD? SO, SO MY BENT IS FOR DEAF PEOPLE IN THE AUDIENCE BOARD.

I, I'M A PROFESSOR.

AND SO RESEARCH DATA I THINK DRIVES DECISION MAKING.

AND SO THAT'S, THAT'S TYPICALLY WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT WHEN I'M ASKING WHERE STUFF IS COMING FROM.

I APPRECIATE ALL THE ANSWERS.

AND Y'ALL BEARING WITH ME WHILE I'M BRAND NEW.

OKAY, LADIES ON THE LEFT, I HAVE TO LET THESE PEOPLE DOWN ON THE RIGHT TALK.

SO IT WAS ANYONE THAT HAD MISS ANDERSON AND THEN DOCTOR REED.

WELL, I GUESS IT'S KIND OF BEEN SAID A LITTLE BIT BY MICHELLE, BUT A LITTLE BIT OF THIS IS I'VE NEVER BEEN ON THE POLICY COMMITTEE, BUT I ALSO KNOW WHAT THINGS ARE GOING ON IN THE SCHOOLS, BECAUSE I'M IN THE SCHOOLS AND I HAVE THREE.

I'VE HAD FOUR KIDS THROUGH THE SCHOOLS THE LAST 20 YEARS.

SO YOU KIND OF KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON.

AND WHILE THERE IS NO WE'RE WE ARE PUTTING A SURVEY OUT THERE TO CHANGE A POLICY.

IT'S ALREADY BEING DONE MAJORITY OF THE TIME, AND WE'RE JUST SOLIDIFYING IT.

SO IF THERE'S A NEW TEACHER OR IF THERE'S A TEACHER IN A DIFFERENT SCHOOL OR ETC., IT GIVES THEM NO DOUBT EXACTLY WHAT TO DO.

AND WHEN I READ THAT, I THINK OF WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON AND WHAT ARE THE PROCEDURES AND THAT THAT'S WHY.

I KNOW IT'S BEEN PUT IN THERE.

SO SOME OF IT IS, AS MICHELLE SAID, IT'S COLLECTING DATA, BUT THE MAJORITY OF IT, IT'S ALREADY HAPPENING.

IT'S ALREADY IN PLACE.

IT'S JUST ALLOWING THE TEACHER TO HAVE THIS IS IN THE POLICY VERSUS RELYING ON THE TEACHER TO NOW THEN SAY IT AND THERE NOTHING BE THERE.

SO I GUESS IT'S GIVING THE TEACHER A LITTLE MORE AUTONOMY TO SAY THIS IS WHY.

IT IS BECAUSE IT'S RIGHT HERE IN BLACK AND WHITE VERSUS, WELL, THAT'S WHAT WE'VE ALWAYS DONE.

THAT'S REALLY THE DIFFERENCE, HONESTLY.

BUT IT'S ALSO BEING HERE AND KNOWING, LIKE YOU SAID, NEW AND WHATNOT.

THE MORE YOU HEAR THINGS, THE MORE YOU KNOW THAT WAS ALREADY BEING DONE.

THEY ALREADY HAD PLACES TO GO.

SOME OF MY MY KIDS FRIENDS ARE THAT IN THAT REALM EVERY DAY.

SO I DON'T WANT ANYBODY TO THINK, OH, WE'VE ALL OF A SUDDEN DECIDED TO DO THESE THINGS.

THEY'VE BEEN BEING DONE.

IT'S JUST THAT NOW WE GAVE THE TEACHER A DEFINITE WAY TO SAY, I'M POINTING TO POLICY VERSUS, WELL, THAT'S THE WAY IT'S BEEN DONE.

SO. THANK YOU, MISS ANDERSON.

DOCTOR REED? YES.

I THINK MY CONCERN IS THAT THE TEACHERS ARE ALREADY DOING THIS AS AS MISS FARRAR AND MISS WILSON AND MISS BENAVIDES SAID THE TEACHERS ARE ALREADY DOING THIS, SO I'M TRYING TO TO SEE WHY WE NEED TO PUT THIS IN POLICY.

IF THE IF THE PROCEDURES AND THE GUIDELINES ARE ALREADY IN PLACE AND TEACHERS GET THAT INFORMATION THROUGH STUDENT SERVICES, ESPECIALLY IN ORIENTATION, THEN I DON'T UNDERSTAND THE NEED TO PLACE THIS INFORMATION IN POLICY.

DO WE AS A AND LIKE DOCTOR CRUTCHFIELD, I'D LIKE TO KNOW IF WE HAVE HAD INCIDENCES THAT WE CAN PUT IN DATA TO, TO SAY AND JUSTIFY THAT THERE IS A NEED FOR A POLICY IF WE'RE ALREADY DOING THIS.

I TRUST OUR TEACHERS ARE DOING A GREAT JOB, AND I BELIEVE THAT YOU ALL AS WELL.

MY QUESTION IS, HAVE WE TAKEN A LOOK AT OTHER NEIGHBORING DISTRICTS WITH THIS POLICY? IF THEY'RE UTILIZING THIS POLICY, HAS IT HAS IT IMPROVED STUDENT OUTCOMES? DO THEY HAVE IMPENDING LAWSUITS? BECAUSE WE ARE WE WANT TO BE VERY DILIGENT ABOUT OUR BUDGET AND NOT ENTER INTO LAWSUITS THAT ARE UNNECESSARY, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES ARE ALREADY WORKING.

SO I GUESS ONE OF MY QUESTIONS IS DO WE HAVE WE RESEARCHED TO SEE IF THERE ARE NEIGHBORING DISTRICTS THAT HAVE THE SAME POLICY? AND IF THEY DO, HAVE THEY ENTERED INTO LAWSUITS BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO SPEND ANY MORE MONEY IN TERMS IN TERMS OF OUR BUDGET.

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I WANT TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT WE'RE ADHERING TO OUR FIDUCIARY CONCERNS.

YOU. YEAH.

ME TOO. I GUESS MY, MY MY QUESTION WOULD BE WHAT IN THIS POLICY CONCERNS YOU ABOUT A LAWSUIT? IT DOESN'T.

NOWHERE IN HERE DOES IT SAY THAT WE ARE PROHIBITING PRONOUN USAGE.

WE ARE NOTIFYING PARENTS OF THE REQUEST, AND THEN WE ARE NOT FORCING ANYONE, ONE WAY OR THE OTHER TO USE THEM.

IF A TEACHER WANTS TO OR A STUDENT WANTS TO, THEY ABSOLUTELY CAN.

AND IF THEY DON'T, THEN THEY DON'T HAVE TO.

SO I I DON'T KNOW, IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE ALLUDING TO? OR I GUESS MY QUESTION WOULD BE WHAT WHAT IN HERE CONCERNS YOU SPECIFICALLY? AND IT CONCERNS ME THAT WE MAY BE PUTTING WELL, WE ALREADY HAVE IN PLACE.

WE MAY BE PLACING THAT INTO POLICY THAT COULD THEN WE COULD THEN ENTER INTO A LAWSUIT, OR IT COULD BE DISCRIMINATORY IN SOME FASHION.

AND I'M NOT CERTAIN THAT WE NEED THAT.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT WE ARE ACKNOWLEDGING, LIKE DOCTOR CRUTCHFIELD SAID, IS THAT HAVE WE HAD INCIDENCES, HAVE THINGS BEEN REPORTED? DO WE HAVE THE DATA TO PROVIDE THE CREDENCE FOR A POLICY, AS OPPOSED TO MOVE FROM PROCEDURES AND GUIDELINES TO A POLICY? IF THAT'S NECESSARY, THEN THAT THEN THE DATA WOULD WOULD SUPPORT THAT.

OKAY, SO DO YOU.

DID YOU WANT TO ANSWER THAT, OR IS DAVID.

I WAS NOT IN THE POLICY COMMITTEE MEETINGS RELATED TO THIS.

SO I THINK SOMEONE THAT WAS IN POLICY COMMITTEE COULD MAYBE HAVE CONVERSATION AROUND WHETHER OR NOT.

I MEAN, I DON'T KNOW I DO NOT KNOW IF DATA WAS DISCUSSED.

AND THEN RELATED TO THE QUESTION, I THINK YOU ASKED A QUESTION ABOUT LITIGATION.

THERE IS LITIGATION OUT THERE RIGHT NOW.

I KNOW THAT IN DIFFERENT DISTRICTS, ONE SPECIFICALLY THAT I'M THINKING ABOUT IN THEIR POLICY, THERE ARE PARTS OF IT THAT LOOK LIKE OURS.

THERE ARE PARTS OF IT THAT DON'T LOOK LIKE OURS.

SO WHAT THE BASIS IS FOR THAT LITIGATION, YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW, I HAVEN'T READ THE I HAVEN'T READ THE LAWSUIT.

RIGHT. TO KNOW WHAT SPECIFICALLY WITHIN FAA LOCAL THAT PIECE OF LITIGATION IS RELATED TO.

RIGHT. AND SO I DON'T KNOW THAT THERE'S ANYONE THAT DIRECTLY EXACTLY MIRRORS WHAT MR..

RIGHT. AND THE POLICY COMMITTEE CAME UP WITH BUT I HAVEN'T HAD HAVEN'T HAD TIME TO, YOU KNOW, GO LOOK AT THAT NECESSARILY.

RIGHT. BUT I DO KNOW THAT THERE ARE POLICIES LIKE THIS THAT ARE HAPPENING PLACES.

AND THERE'S ONE SPECIFIC PLACE THAT, YES, I DO KNOW THAT THERE IS LITIGATION.

I GUESS MY QUESTION WOULD BE WHAT DATA ARE YOU LOOKING FOR? ARE YOU LOOKING FOR INSTANCES WHERE STUDENTS HAVE REQUESTED THIS? ARE YOU LOOKING FOR THE PERCENTAGE OF WHAT WHAT DATA POINTS WOULD YOU WOULD YOU WANT US TO LOOK AT? BECAUSE TO ME, WHEN YOU ASK A QUESTION LIKE THAT, WELL, IS THIS ACTUALLY HAPPENING? IS A VERY LET'S NOT DO ANYTHING AND WE'RE GOING TO BE REACTIVE INSTEAD OF PROACTIVE.

AND SO IF MANY OF THESE THINGS IN THIS POLICY ARE THINGS THAT WE ARE ALREADY DOING I CAN'T SAY ALL OF THEM ARE I LIKE TO LOOK AT THINGS AS BEING MORE PROACTIVE THAN REACTIVE AND WAITING FOR SOMETHING TO HAPPEN.

BUT THERE WERE SCRAMBLING TO NOW OVERCORRECT IT.

SO I GUESS WHAT? WHAT DATA POINTS ARE YOU LOOKING AT TO MAKE? I GUESS TO MAKE YOU MORE COMFORTABLE WITH THIS POLICY, I WOULD THANK YOU FOR ASKING THAT QUESTION.

I WOULD SAY ALL OF THE ABOVE, AS YOU MENTIONED, IF THERE HAVE BEEN INCIDENCES, IF PEOPLE HAVE FELT DISCRIMINATORY, THEN WE SHOULD HAVE THERE SHOULD HAVE BEEN SOME TYPE OF REPORTING FROM THE TEACHERS OR FROM THE SCHOOL, FROM THOSE RESPECTIVE SCHOOLS.

AND IT IT GIVES ME ANGST TO KNOW THAT WE COULD POTENTIALLY ENTER INTO A LAWSUIT.

I'D RATHER I HATE TO SAY THIS, BUT I'D RATHER SEE WHAT HAPPENS WITH THAT DISTRICT IN A LAWSUIT AS OPPOSED TO FOLLOW SUIT, KNOWING THAT ANOTHER DISTRICT IS IN A LAWSUIT.

SOMETHING OF THIS NATURE, BUT I DON'T I'M NOT SAYING WE WILL, BUT I'M SAYING IS I WOULD NOT AT THIS POINT.

I WOULD NOT WANT US TO BE FOR IT TO BE AN OPTION THAT WE WOULD.

IT ALREADY IS, KNOWING THAT ANOTHER DISTRICT ALREADY HAS A LAWSUIT, BUT IT'S ALSO STILL AN OPTION THE WAY IT IS NOW.

WELL, BUT BY YOUR OWN ADMISSION, OUR TEACHERS ARE ALREADY DOING THIS.

SO OUR TEACHERS ARE BEING VERY SUCCESSFUL.

AND THAT'S WHAT IT'S THERE FOR TO PROTECT WHEN THEY DO IT.

CAN WE, CAN WE USE CAN WE UTILIZE DOCTOR BROWN'S AREA WITH STUDENT SERVICES TO STRENGTHEN THE GUIDELINES IF NECESSARY? IF WE FEEL THAT THEY I DON'T I'M JUST OFFERING SUGGESTIONS.

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MAYBE BECAUSE I'M NOT SURE.

WE DON'T HAVE ANY INCIDENT REPORTS.

WE DON'T HAVE DATA TO SHOW THAT THIS IS HAPPENING.

RIGHT. JUST TO JUSTIFY SO THAT IF WE DO ENTER INTO A LAWSUIT, WE'D HAVE THE JUSTIFICATION.

WE'D HAVE CREDENCE.

I'M JUST BEING VERY CAREFUL RIGHT ABOUT NOW.

AND LIKE I SAID, THIS IS ALSO WHY WE HAVE THE FIRST READING SO THAT WE CAN HAVE A DISCUSSION AS A GROUP SINCE WE CAN'T OTHERWISE, YOU KNOW, SO I WOULD THINK THAT IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE AFTER THE FIRST READING MAYBE TO REQUEST THAT FROM HIM AND WHATEVER QUESTIONS OR DATA THAT YOU NEEDED THAT MAY BE STUDENT SERVICES COULD PROVIDE BEFORE THE NEXT, THE NEXT READING.

OKAY. SO IF I REQUEST IT FROM DOCTOR BROWN, WELL, WE WOULD ACTUALLY THAT'S FROM DAVID WHITE'S OFFICE.

I'M NOTING IT DOWN OKAY.

AND AND WE WE'LL GET BACK WITH YOU FOR CLARIFICATION.

YES. MR. CANTU, ONCE SHE GETS THOSE ANSWERS, THEN SHE CAN SHARE WITH THE ENTIRE BOARD.

YES, MA'AM. DID YOU.

OH, SORRY, MR. TIPPING.

YES. YOU KNOW, I THINK WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT IF THERE'S A CONCERN OF LAWSUITS AND WHATNOT, LAWSUITS CAN COME FROM POLICIES.

THEY CAN ALSO COME FROM LACK OF POLICY, LACK OF GUIDELINES AND LACK OF STRUCTURE.

SO YOU KNOW, WE WE NEED TO THINK ABOUT THAT IN BOTH DIRECTIONS, TOO, BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT TO GIVE NO PARAMETERS.

IF THERE WERE NO SPEED SIGNS ON THE HIGHWAY AND, YOU KNOW, YOU COULD DRIVE AT WHATEVER SPEEDS AND THAT OPENS, YOU KNOW, YOU UP TO TO PROBLEMS THERE AS WELL.

SO YOU KNOW, WE'VE GOT TO THINK OF IT FROM BOTH.

DIRECTIONS. AND YOU KNOW, IF AGAIN, IF THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE'RE DOING AND WE JUST NEED.

GUIDELINES AND PROTECTIONS TO PUT IN PLACE FOR THE TEACHERS TO FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH WHAT WITH DECISIONS THAT THEY HAVE TO MAKE.

ADMINISTRATION WITH THE DECISIONS THAT THEY HAVE TO MAKE REGARDING THESE AREAS.

THEN TO ME, THAT JUST STRENGTHENS THEIR ABILITY TO BE ABLE TO, TO DO THOSE THINGS.

SO. SORRY.

IS THERE ANY MORE FOR MY RIGHT SIDE? NO. OKAY.

Y'ALL TOOK UP ALL THEIR TIME.

I'M JUST TEASING YOU.

OKAY, SO WITH THAT IF THERE ARE NO MORE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS, WE'VE GOT THE REQUEST FOR CERTAIN INFORMATION THROUGH DOCTOR CANTU AND DAVID WRIGHT'S OFFICE.

AND THEN I KNOW THAT THE OTHER QUESTIONS THE STAFF MAKING NOTES OF.

SO HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET THE ANSWERS AND RESPONSES AND SO WITH THAT, WE HAVE A MOTION ON THE FLOOR TO APPROVE THE FIRST READING OF TASB POLICY UPDATE 122 AND THE LOCAL UPDATES.

AND I HAVE A SECOND ON THAT MOTION.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION, MAY I PLEASE SEE A SHOW OF HANDS? OKAY, SO THE MOTION PASSES 5 TO 2.

WITH DOCTOR CRUTCHFIELD AND DOCTOR REID VOTING THE POST JUST FOR THE RECORDS.

11.2 THE CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION NUMBER 24.

DASH 22 FOR TITLE NINE.

MAY I PLEASE RECEIVE A MOTION? WE HAVE A MOTION MADE BY MISS FARRAR.

DID I HEAR A SECOND TO MY RIGHT? MISTER TIPPING IS MAKING THE SECOND.

SO WE'LL START ON THE RIGHT SIDE THIS TIME.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS, CONCERNS, OR JUST SOME DISCUSSION YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE OVER THE RESOLUTIONS? DOCTOR REID? YES.

SO THIS RESOLUTION, I THINK THAT.

WELL, NUMBER ONE, BEFORE WE WHEN WE HAD A RESOLUTION, WE DISCUSSED IT AS A BOARD A COUPLE OF TIMES AT LEAST.

AND THEN THERE WAS A RESOLUTION.

THIS TIME THERE WAS JUST A RESOLUTION.

THERE WAS NO DISCUSSION.

SO I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT NOTES WERE REPORT YOU HAVE THAT WOULD SUPPORT SUCH A SAD RESOLUTION.

THE OTHER THING IS I'M REALLY, REALLY CONCERNED THAT WE ARE GETTING INTO A REALM WITH HIGHER LEVEL POLITICAL FIGURES AND NOT DOING OUR JOB HERE AS MISD REPRESENTATIVES, BOARD MEMBERS.

I KNOW THAT WE'RE HIRED OR WE'RE VOTED ON TO SUPPORT THE DISTRICT.

AND SO IT SEEMS THAT WE'RE GETTING AWAY FROM THAT, AND THAT'S NOT WHAT I WANT TO DO.

SO I WOULD I WOULD LOVE TO KNOW WHAT THE PROCESS WAS AND WHY DIDN'T WE FOLLOW THE SAME PROCESS?

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I'D LOVE TO KNOW THE NOTE TO SEE WHERE THE NOTES WERE, BECAUSE I REALLY DON'T WANT TO GET INTO A FIGHT THAT IS NOT OURS.

AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND HOW A RESOLUTION OF THIS KIND IS AFFECTING STUDENT OUTCOMES, BECAUSE WE WE ALL ARE FOR STUDENTS FIRST. SO I'M REALLY, REALLY CONCERNED ON A NUMBER OF LEVELS.

I BELIEVE WE ARE ALL WE ALL SAY THAT WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT THE STUDENTS FIRST.

AND I WANT TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING.

WE CAN LET THE HIGHER LEVEL POLITICAL POLITICIANS DO THAT AND WE CAN FOCUS ON MISD.

IT'S IT'S A GRAVE NEED RIGHT NOW FOR OUR COMMUNITY TO KNOW THAT WE'RE FIGHTING FOR THE COMMUNITY.

WE WANT TOGETHERNESS.

WE WANT INTEGRITY.

WE WANT TO BE UNIFIED.

AND SO THIS BRINGS ME GREAT PAUSE TO VOTE ON A RESOLUTION OF THIS KIND.

SO REAL QUICK ON THE PROCESS, BECAUSE I KNOW THAT WAS ONE OF YOUR QUESTIONS, DOCTOR REED.

IT WAS SENT OUT BY DOCTOR CANTU.

THE PREVIOUS VOUCHER OR ONE REGARDING VOUCHERS WAS SENT THE SAME WAY.

MOSTLY, IF WE DON'T HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY, THIS IS THE OPPORTUNITY TO ALSO DISCUSS IT, JUST LIKE THE FIRST READING ON THE POLICY.

AND AND BECAUSE IT DOES BASICALLY SUPPORT AND BACK UP THE POLICY AS WHY IT'S ON THIS AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION, BECAUSE WE WOULD WANT TO PUT SOMETHING LIKE THAT IN CONSENT, BECAUSE THEN WE HAVEN'T HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS IT.

SO I YES, AND I APPRECIATE THAT IT'S NOT ON CONSENT.

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO GET THE ANNOTATIONS OR THE REPORTING THAT YOU ALL BASED ON? BECAUSE NOW WE, WE HAVE QUESTION ABOUT TITLE NINE.

IT CONCERNS ME THAT WE HADN'T DISCUSSED TITLE NINE AND THE CHANGES THAT YOU ALL HAVE AN ISSUE WITH.

I WANT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THAT I'M NOT SAYING I WOULD DISAGREE, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THAT.

BUT AT THIS POINT I DISAGREE WITH THE WAY THIS RESOLUTION IS IS WRITTEN.

I CANNOT WHOLEHEARTEDLY VOTE ON THE FIRST READ.

IS IT POSSIBLE FOR US TO POSTPONE IT? I'D LIKE TO POSTPONE THE RESOLUTION THAT WOULD HAVE.

THE AMENDMENT WOULD HAVE TO BE MADE BY THE PERSON THAT MADE THE MOTION.

BUT LET'S ALSO LET EVERYONE.

MAY I MAKE A MOTION TO POSTPONE THE RESOLUTION? WELL, IT HAS TO BE MADE BY THE PERSON THAT MADE THE MOTION.

BUT LET'S ALSO LET OKAY.

LET EVERYONE ASK THEIR QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU. AND HAVE THAT DISCUSSION FIRST.

WAS THERE ANYONE ELSE ON THIS SIDE? CORRECT. TIPPING. YES.

YOU KNOW, JUST TO THE CONCERN OF YOU SAYING THAT THE PROTECTION OF OUR KIDS.

WELL, I MEAN, I THINK THIS SPEAKS TO HALF OF OUR STUDENT POPULATION.

AS FAR AS, YOU KNOW, THE FEMALE ATHLETES, FEMALE STUDENTS AND WHATNOT, AND US PROTECTING THEM AND THEIR RIGHTS TO TO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN WHETHER IT BE SPORTS.

IT'S WHATEVER OTHER PROGRAMS ON AN EQUAL PLAYING FIELD AND SO FORTH.

AND SO I DO THINK THIS SPEAKS TO US BEING THERE FOR OUR STUDENTS AND, AND OUR POPULATION AND SO FORTH, BECAUSE, LIKE I SAID, HALF OF OUR HALF OF OUR STUDENTS ARE FEMALES, AND I WANT TO PROTECT THEM IN EVERY WAY THAT WE CAN.

AND I THINK YOU KNOW, SIGNING ON TO A RESOLUTION LIKE THIS, I BELIEVE HELPS US TO VOICE THAT OPINION TOWARDS OUR COMMUNITY, TOWARDS LAWMAKERS AND WHATNOT.

AND SO THAT'S WHERE THAT'S WHERE I STAND.

I WANT TO I WANT TO PROTECT THEM.

AND, AND THIS DOES THAT IN MY OPINION.

SO MAY I RESPOND, MADAM PRESIDENT? YES, DOCTOR. I DO WANT TO PROTECT THEM.

THEY ARE MY FIRST PRIORITY.

AND I AGREE WITH YOU.

WE WANT TO PROTECT OUR STUDENTS FIRST.

SO WHERE IS THE INFORMATION THAT THE DATA THAT DEMONSTRATES THAT WE'RE NOT PROTECTING THEM? FROM WHAT? I UNDERSTAND THAT WE AS A DISTRICT, WE DO A GREAT JOB OF PROTECTING OUR STUDENTS.

I'M SIMPLY SAYING, MENTIONING CERTAIN HIGHER LEVEL POLITICAL FIGURES SHOULD NOT BE IN MRS BUSINESS.

IF WE'RE GOING TO PROTECT THEM, THEN SHOW ME HOW WHAT WE'RE DOING NOW.

MAYBE CHIEF MENTOR OR SOMEONE CAN SHOW ME HOW WE'RE NOT PROTECTING THEM, WHAT WE'RE NOT DOING TO PROTECT THEM.

AND ALSO, WHAT ARE THE STUDENT OUTCOMES BY SIGNING OFF ON A RESOLUTION OF THIS NATURE.

NOW, I WOULD LOVE TO FOR THE THE COMMITTEE TO REWRITE IT SO THAT IT DOES DEMONSTRATE A PROTECTION OF OUR STUDENTS WITHOUT OTHER POLITICAL FIGURES NAMES ON IT.

LET IT BE FROM DOCTOR CANTU AND HER ELITE TEAM, BUT NOT FROM POLITICAL FIGURES, BECAUSE NOW WE'RE GETTING INTO OTHER PEOPLE'S BUSINESS.

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I WANT TO PROTECT OUR OUR KIDDOS, THEIR FAMILIES AND THE EDUCATORS.

AND SO I AGREE WITH YOU.

I WANT TO PROTECT THE STUDENTS.

I'M SIMPLY SAYING, CAN WE ALTER IT IF WE IF WE ARE GETTING INTO THE BUSINESS OF WHAT OTHER POLITICAL FIGURES ARE DOING, WE ARE NOT ALIGNING WITH OUR GOALS.

WE'RE NOT ALIGNING WITH BOARD BEING BEING EXCELLENT.

SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEES.

SO, YES. MR. TYPEKIT. YES.

SO FIRST OF ALL, THERE'S NOT GOING TO BE ANY DATA BECAUSE THIS IS IN THE FUTURE, THIS IS AUGUST 1ST OF 2024 IS WHEN THESE CHANGES WOULD TAKE PLACE.

SO WE CAN'T HAVE DATA ON, ON THINGS THAT HAVEN'T HAPPENED YET.

AND WHAT WOULD HAPPEN BASED OFF OF THESE CHANGES IF THEY WERE TO HAPPEN TO TITLE NINE? SO SO THAT PART I, YOU KNOW, I DON'T THINK WE CAN REALLY HAVE A DISCUSSION OR AN ARGUMENT ABOUT WHAT I WOULD SAY IS I DON'T CARE WHO WE PUT AT THE TOP WHO AGREES WITH IT.

I MEAN, WE CAN LIST EVERY PERSON THAT HAS VOICED AN OPINION TO ME.

LISTING ANYBODY, WHOEVER IT MAY BE, IS JUST SHOWING THAT WE'RE FIGHTING FOR THE SAME THINGS.

AND THAT'S FOR THOSE PROTECTIONS OF OUR YOUNG LADIES, OUR WOMEN AND SO FORTH.

SO I DON'T CARE WHO WE PUT AT THE TOP.

I MEAN, YOU CAN PUT EVERY POLITICIAN THAT'S OUT THERE IF IF THEY'RE FIGHTING THAT SAME FIGHT TO PROTECT OUR STUDENTS, THEN PUT THEM IN THERE. I DON'T I DON'T CARE, I JUST WANT TO I JUST WANT TO PROTECT OUR YOUNG LADIES.

I THINK IT IS OUR DUTY TO DO SO AS AS A DISTRICT AND AS US AS LEADERS, LEADERS OF THAT DISTRICT.

SO MAY I RESPOND, MADAM PRESIDENT? YES, MA'AM. I AGREE WITH YOU, MR. TIPPINGS. WE ARE TO PROTECT ALL OF OUR STUDENTS.

I'M NOT REFUTING YOU.

I'M NOT GOING TO ARGUE ABOUT THAT.

I AM SIMPLY CONCERNED THAT EVEN THOUGH THIS IS A RESOLUTION PRESUPPOSING THAT WE ARE GOING TO ENTER INTO ERRORS OR DIFFICULTIES WITH OUR STUDENTS, IF WE ARE PRESUPPOSING THAT, THEN WE SHOULD HAVE SOME VALIDATION TO SUBSTANTIATE THAT.

THAT'S ALL I'M SAYING.

WHEN WE'RE WRITING A RESOLUTION, WE'RE SAYING THAT IT IS LIKELY TO HAPPEN BECAUSE THERE HAS BEEN SOME EVIDENCE THAT SOMETHING HAS OCCURRED.

AS FAR AS I KNOW, WE HAVE DONE AN EXCEPTIONAL JOB.

AND THEN WHEN WE HAVE WHEN WHEN ERRORS HAVE OCCURRED, WE HAVE DONE SOMETHING PROACTIVELY OR WE'VE DONE SOMETHING VERY QUICKLY TO RECTIFY IT.

SO I'M NOT DISAGREEING WITH YOU.

I'M SIMPLY SAYING, LET'S FOCUS ON OUR STUDENTS AND LET'S MAKE LET'S CREATE A RESOLUTION THAT WOULD DEMONSTRATE THAT THIS WILL IMPROVE OUR STUDENTS THEIR OUTCOMES, THAT IT WILL IMPROVE OUR DISTRICT.

AND WE SO WE AGREE THAT WE WANT TO PROTECT.

THAT'S ALL I'M SAYING. I DON'T BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD HAVE OTHER POLITICIANS NAMES ON IT BECAUSE IT'S AN.

IS THE MATTER.

SO WE DISAGREE ON THAT.

HOWEVER, WE DO AGREE THAT WE DO NEED TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT THE STUDENTS AND THEIR SAFETY.

DOCTOR REID, AND BEFORE I MOVE ON TO OTHERS FOR CLARIFICATION, ARE YOU SAYING THAT YOU AGREE WITH THE RESOLUTION MINUS NAMES THAT OTHER NAMES? I'M JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU'RE SAYING.

WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO ANSWER THAT HONESTLY? I REALLY DON'T THINK WE NEED A RESOLUTION.

I DON'T BELIEVE THAT WE NEED TO ENGAGE IN A POLITICAL WARFARE WITH OTHER PEOPLE.

I NEED WE NEED TO SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS AND OUR STAFF.

SO HERE THEN ON THE POLICY THAT IT ACTUALLY SUPPORTS, WHAT DO YOU THINK IN REGARDS TO THE POLICY? I'M JUST ASKING SO THAT WHAT THAT WAS ONE OF MY QUESTIONS.

WHAT IS WHAT IS IT ABOUT THE TITLE NINE POLICY THAT YOU ALL DO NOT LIKE? YOU DON'T LIKE THE CHANGE? WHAT ARE THE CHANGES THAT YOU DISAGREE WITH? ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT THE CHANGES THAT APPEARED IN OUR AGENDA, THE CHANGES FROM THE TITLE NINE POLICY THAT YOU WERE WRITTEN? SO THIS IS THIS RESOLUTION IS BASED ON TITLE NINE, RIGHT? RIGHT. OKAY.

I WOULD SAY THAT REAL QUICK BECAUSE I ALWAYS HAVE TO GO LAST AND THEN EVERYBODY GETS TO SAY THE FUN STUFF.

FOR ME IT IS PROTECTING 50% OF THE POPULATION.

AND OUR YOUNG LADIES ARE GETTING FORGOTTEN IN A LOT OF THIS.

I DON'T SEE A NEED THAT MY SONS NEED TO SUIT UP AND PLAY AGAINST MY DAUGHTER.

I ALSO DON'T SEE A NEED WITH THEM EVEN BEING SIBLINGS, THAT THEY NEED TO ATTEND THE SAME LOCKER ROOM AND BATHROOMS THEY DO.

IT'S JUST BEING PROACTIVE SO THAT IT ALREADY IS NOT GOING TO HAPPEN.

AND THEN THAT WAY WE'RE JUST WE'RE PROTECTING THEM AS A WHOLE AS WELL.

I JUST I HAVE TO ADMIT, AS I IT'S IT'S ONE OF THE FEW THINGS THAT ACTUALLY REALLY ANNOYS ME.

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AND IT IS THE FACT THAT 50% OF OUR POPULATION ARE FEMALES, OUR YOUNG GIRLS, THESE PRECIOUS PEOPLE ARE BEING SIDE SWIPED AND FORGOTTEN AND ALL OF THIS. AND HONESTLY, IT PROTECTS MY BOYS TOO, BECAUSE I DON'T WANT THEM TO EVER THINK THAT THEY ARE ABLE TO JUST WALK INTO A LOCKER ROOM THAT YOUR DAUGHTER IS IN.

BECAUSE I JUST LIKE MY DAUGHTER.

I WANT TO PROTECT HER AS WELL.

OKAY, SO IS IT ARE YOU ASKING ME, SHALL WE REWRITE IT? CAN WE? WELL, I WANTED TO KNOW IF.

IF WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THE OVERALL.

I MEAN, THE RESOLUTION SAYS BASICALLY WHAT THE POLICY SAYS.

IT'S SUPPORTIVE OF IT.

SO AND I AND I HEARD YOU SAY THAT FOR YOU YOU PREFER NOT TO HAVE THE POLITICAL NAMES INVOLVED.

SO I WAS JUST WANTING TO KNOW, DO YOU AGREE WITH THE POLICY? I MEAN, THE THE RESOLUTION.

OTHERWISE I LIKE THE THINGS THAT IT SAYS WITHOUT THE NAMES.

MOSTLY I, BUT I THINK WE'RE ALREADY DOING THAT.

THAT'S WHAT I'M SAYING.

I THINK WE'RE ALREADY PROTECTING EVERY SINGLE CHILD IN THIS DISTRICT.

NOW, IF WE CAN POSTPONE IT TO REWRITE IT, WE BEING YOUR COMMITTEE, THE POLICY COMMITTEE, THEN I WOULD LOVE TO SEE SOMETHING THAT ALIGNS WITH WHAT WE ARE DOING AND WHO WE ARE AT MISD IN PROTECTING AND SECURING THE NATURE OF OUR STUDENTS.

MR. TIPPING, THEN I NEED TO GIVE THIS OTHER SIDE.

YEAH, I JUST HAVE I JUST HAVE ONE QUICK COMMENT.

YES, WE'RE PROTECTING OUR LADIES RIGHT NOW, BUT THE CHANGES TO TITLE NINE ARE ARE GOING TO FORCE US TO NOT BE ABLE TO PROTECT THEM.

AND I THINK THAT'S I THINK THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE TO REMEMBER.

WE'RE BEING WE'RE TRYING TO GET OUT AHEAD OF THIS.

SO IF WE HAVE TO FOLLOW THESE TITLE NINE CHANGES, THEN WE LOSE THAT ABILITY TO PROTECT OUR LADIES TO THE FULLEST EXTENT THAT WE SHOULD BE.

SO. OKAY.

CAN I MOVE DOWN TO THE OTHER SIDE REALLY QUICK? I APPRECIATE THAT RESPONSE, MR. TIPPING. I WOULD JUST LIKE TO KNOW HOW WE WOULD NOT BE PROTECTING THEM WHEN WE ALREADY HAVE THINGS IN PLACE, POLICIES AND PROCEDURES TO PROTECT THEM.

BUT I WOULD JUST LIKE DOCUMENTATION.

THAT'S ALL I'M ASKING FOR.

THANK YOU. OKAY.

OKAY, LET ME START DOWN HERE.

OH. I'M SORRY. ARE YOU OKAY? NO. OKAY.

OKAY. MR. FARRAR, I WOULD FIRST PROBABLY URGE ANYONE THAT HASN'T READ TITLE NINE TO READ THAT FIRST BECAUSE IT WAS INITIALLY WRITTEN TO PROTECT WOMEN AND THEN GO READ THE CHANGES THAT PRESIDENT BIDEN HAS MADE.

SO YOU KNOW, YOU CAN SAY THIS ISN'T POLITICAL AT ALL.

I WILL SAY, WITH THE RECENT CHANGES, PRESIDENT BIDEN DID MAKE THIS POLITICAL WE TALK ALL THE TIME HOW WE NEED TO BE REACHING OUT TO OUR LEGISLATORS CONSTANTLY.

I MEAN, AT THE LAST BOARD MEETING, DOCTOR REED WE WERE TALKING ABOUT HOW WE NEED TO URGE OUR LOCAL LEADERS TO GET ON BOARD WITH US ABOUT VOUCHERS.

I AGREE WITH YOU 100%.

WE ENGAGE WITH THEM ALL THE TIME.

THERE'S NOTHING WRONG WITH INCLUDING THESE ARE ALL LOCAL.

THESE ARE ALL LOCAL LEGISLATORS THAT WE SHOULD BE ENGAGING IN CONVERSATION WITH ALL THE TIME.

SO WHO'S NAMED IN THIS GOVERNOR ABBOTT? HE IS THE GOVERNOR OF THE OF THE STATE OF TEXAS.

JUDGE O'HARE, HE'S THE JUDGE OF TARRANT COUNTY.

DAVID COOK, WHO IS OUR HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE.

WE ENGAGE WITH HIM ALL THE TIME.

IF THERE WAS ANY OTHER LOCAL OFFICIAL THAT ALSO WAS DENOUNCING THE CHANGES TO THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION, I WOULD 100% HAVE WANTED TO ADD THAT TO.

I'M GOING TO BE REAL HONEST WITH YOU.

I THINK PROBABLY THE PROBLEM IS THAT ANYBODY THAT HAS A PROBLEM WITH NAMING ANY OF THESE IS BECAUSE THEY'RE ALL REPUBLICANS.

IF THERE WAS ANY DEMOCRAT THAT DENOUNCED ANY OF THIS, THEIR NAME WOULD BE ON HERE TOO.

SO I DON'T CARE IF YOU VOTE RED OR BLUE.

IF YOU'RE GOING TO DENOUNCE THESE CHANGES THAT ARE NOT GOING TO PROTECT OUR DAUGHTERS, WE I HAVE A DAUGHTER THAT'S AN ATHLETE.

AND NOW THAT I THINK ABOUT IT, I THINK EVERY BOARD MEMBER UP HERE HAS A DAUGHTER.

WE ALL HAVE DAUGHTERS.

AND SO CRAIG'S RIGHT.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT RIGHT NOW WE DO A GREAT JOB OF PROTECTING OUR GIRLS 100%.

WE DO A GOOD JOB.

OUR HAND WILL BE FORCED IF THESE CHANGES GO INTO EFFECT ON AUGUST 1ST.

ALL OF THIS IS SAYING IS THAT WE ARE DENOUNCING THE CHANGES THAT PRESIDENT BIDEN HAS PUT FORTH.

AND AS A DISTRICT, WE DON'T AGREE WITH THEM BECAUSE WE WANT TO PROTECT OUR GIRLS.

THAT'S ALL THAT THIS SAYS.

SO I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH HAVING LOCAL OFFICIALS ON THERE.

THESE ARE ALL OUR LOCAL OFFICIALS, AND WE ENGAGE WITH OUR LOCAL OFFICIALS ALL THE TIME.

WE HAD A LOCAL OFFICIAL HERE TONIGHT SWEARING IN A BOARD MEMBER.

WAS THAT INAPPROPRIATE? I MEAN, I DIDN'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH IT.

SO TO SIT HERE AND SAY THAT WE SHOULDN'T BE ENGAGING OUR LOCAL OFFICIALS ON THINGS THAT, THAT WE'RE PASSIONATE ABOUT IS VERY FRUSTRATING TO ME BECAUSE THAT'S THAT'S WHAT

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I FEEL LIKE OUR RESPONSIBILITY IS, IS AND I'LL JUST SAY, AND I'LL LET YOU GO BECAUSE I KNOW A TON MORE PEOPLE HAVE THINGS TO SAY ABOUT THIS, I'M SURE.

BUT THIS IS A HILL I WILL DIE ON.

THIS IS THAT IMPORTANT TO ME? I HAVE A DAUGHTER THAT NO BOY SHOULD BE ABLE TO TO TAKE HER PLACE.

SHOULDN'T BE ABLE TO WALK INTO A LOCKER ROOM.

AND I DON'T. AND JUST LIKE COURTNEY SAID, I HAVE, I HAVE SONS, TOO.

THIS THIS PROTECTS BOTH OF THEM.

AND SO THIS IS SOMETHING I CAN TELL YOU.

I'M NOT CHANGING MY MOTION.

SO WE WILL BE VOTING ON IT AS WRITTEN.

THAT'S KIND OF OFF THE TABLE, BUT I'LL LEAVE IT AT THAT.

MAY I RESPOND, MADAM PRESIDENT? IT'S REALLY QUICK SO I CAN LET THE OTHER TRUSTEES HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY.

THIS TO ME, THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH REPUBLICAN OR DEMOCRAT.

I DO BELIEVE IN PROTECTING ALL CHILDREN IN MISD.

I DON'T LIKE THAT WE'RE MAKING IT A POLITICAL ISSUE.

IF IT'S ABOUT THE SAFETY AND SECURITY OF OUR CHILDREN, LET'S MAKE IT AN MR RESOLUTION LIKE WE DID BEFORE.

OKAY, SO I 100% AGREE WITH YOU, BUT IF THERE ARE PUBLIC OFFICIALS THAT ARE BOLD AND WILLING TO STAND SHOULDER TO SHOULDER WITH US AND DENOUNCE SOMETHING THAT WE'RE PASSIONATE ABOUT, THEN BY GOD I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM DOING THAT.

AND I WOULD HOPE THAT THEY WOULD PUT MY NAME ON SOMETHING THAT I WAS PASSIONATE ABOUT AS WELL.

MY QUESTION LET'S ENGAGE.

I AGREE WITH ENGAGING WITH THE POLITICAL, WITH THE PUBLIC OFFICIALS.

LET'S ENGAGE WITH ALL OF THEM.

I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM.

I AGREE WITH YOU ON THAT.

I WHOLEHEARTEDLY AGREE WITH YOU.

LET'S ENGAGE WITH ALL OF THEM AND SEE WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY ABOUT IT.

BUT THIS IS AN MISD CONCERN.

LET'S MAKE IT AN MISD RESOLUTION.

IT'S NOT JUST AN MISD CONCERN THOUGH.

THIS THIS AFFECTS EVERY FEMALE IN THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES.

THIS ISN'T THIS IS NOT JUST A THIS ISN'T A MISD THING.

SO I'M NOT GOING TO GO BACK AND FORTH ANYMORE.

I APPRECIATE YOUR PASSION.

I'M VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT THIS TOO.

I AM TOO I, I CAN.

COMPLETELY DISAGREE WITH YOU THAT WE SHOULDN'T BE ENGAGING OUR LOCAL POLITICIANS WHEN ALL WE TALK ABOUT WHEN IT WHEN IT COMES TO VOUCHERS, WHICH WE ALL DON'T SUPPORT.

CORRECT. WE WE TALK ABOUT HOW IMPORTANT IT IS TO ENGAGE OUR LOCAL OFFICIALS ALL THE TIME.

SO IF WE'RE GOING TO IF WE'RE GOING TO ALL AGREE ON THAT, THEN WE HAVE TO BE WILLING TO ENGAGE OUR LOCAL OFFICIALS ON ANYTHING THAT'S IMPORTANT TO THE.

I'M NOT DISAGREEING WITH YOU ON THAT.

I'M NOT DISAGREEING WITH YOU ON THAT.

OKAY. LET ME GIVE THE OTHER TRUSTEES A DOCTOR.

CRUTCHFIELD. I'LL GIVE MISS NEWSOM.

YOU CAN COME BACK TO ME. I THINK SHE WANTED TO KIND OF TALK ABOUT THIS DIALOG.

I HAD A DIFFERENT QUESTION. OKAY.

MISS NEWSOM I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT MAYBE WE CAN.

I THINK WE'RE ALL AGREEING TO THE SAME THING.

HERE, TO A CERTAIN EXTENT.

I THINK WE I MEAN, I THINK WE ALL FULLY KNOW THAT WE NEED TO ENGAGE WITH OTHER POLITICAL PARTIES IN THIS, IN THIS FIGHT, UNDERSTANDING WHAT TITLE NINE IS, UNDERSTANDING WHAT THE CHANGES ARE ON AUGUST 1ST ARE REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE DO NEED TO TAKE EARLY ACTION.

WHEN I WILL TELL YOU, A LOT OF TIMES I'M NOT ABOUT TAKING TOO EARLY OF AN ACTION IF I THINK IT MIGHT CAUSE A PROBLEM, BUT I THINK THAT US MAKING A RESOLUTION IS USUALLY ABOUT US MAKING A STATEMENT.

WHAT I WOULD SAY IS THAT I BELIEVE THAT THIS COULD BE A STRONGER STATEMENT.

LOVE YOU MISTER, RIGHT? BUT THIS COULD BE A MUCH STRONGER STATEMENT ABOUT WHAT WE FEEL AND ABOUT MANSFIELD.

I WOULD SAY THAT IT READS A LITTLE DIFFERENTLY THAN WE HAVE READ, AND WE WRITE RESOLUTIONS BEFORE, BUT I BELIEVE THAT IT COULD BE EVEN STRONGER ABOUT HOW WE FEEL ABOUT WHAT THIS IS DOING AND HOW THIS COULD IMPACT OUR STUDENTS.

AND SO, I MEAN, I WOULD THINK THAT MAYBE THE CONSIDERATION WOULD BE TO MAKE IT EVEN BETTER.

DO YOU HAVE SOME IDEAS FOR THAT? WHEN YOU WERE SAYING YOU WANT TO MAKE IT STRONGER OR TOUGHER? I MEAN, I'M JUST ASKING IF YOU HAVE OFF THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD ANY WHAT THAT MEANS TO YOU.

I MEAN, I DON'T HAVE ANY I DON'T HAVE A WORD DOCUMENT WRITTEN WITH CORRECTIONS FOR YOU, BUT I CAN I JUST THINK THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE FEEL PRETTY PASSIONATELY ABOUT, AND I THINK THAT THIS IS A PLACE THAT WE HAVE TO TAKE A STAND.

AND SO MAKING SURE THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WHAT WE'RE HOPING IS THAT OTHER DISTRICTS ARE LOOKING TO IT TO KIND OF FOLLOW IN OUR PATH.

WE TEND TO BE THE PEOPLE LEADING THE CHARGE.

AND SO WHY WOULDN'T WE MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE DOING SOMETHING INCREDIBLY STRONG ABOUT WHAT WE ALL CLEARLY, I THINK, ACROSS THE TABLE, FEEL PRETTY STRONGLY ABOUT PROTECTING OUR FEMALE STUDENTS.

OKAY, SO I'M ALL IF THERE'S ADDITIONAL WORDING THAT YOU WANT TO ADD TO THIS TO MAKE IT STRONGER, I'M ALL EARS.

I MEAN THIS WAS SENT TO US FRIDAY.

[03:15:01]

SO AND I GUESS THAT'S KIND OF MY POINT TOO.

THERE'S JUST BEEN SEVERAL DAYS TO THINK ABOUT THIS KIND OF MARINATE ON IT AND ADD ADDITIONAL THINGS IF THEY WANTED TO, IF WE WANTED TO.

SO IF YOU HAVE SOME IDEAS, BY ALL MEANS BRING THEM TO US.

BUT WELL, SINCE IT'S SO IMPORTANT, WOULD IT, WOULD IT BE A CONSIDERATION FOR US TO MAKE AMENDMENTS TO IT OR.

I'M NOT LOOKING TO CHANGE THE WHOLE THING JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT IT'S REALLY THE REALLY THE BEST THING THAT THAT WE CAN KIND OF PUT OUT THERE.

THIS ISN'T A LITTLE DEAL, Y'ALL.

THIS COULD, THIS COULD CAUSE, CAUSE LOTS OF ISSUES FOR OUR STUDENTS.

AND THIS COULD ACTUALLY BE FINANCIALLY IMPACTFUL FOR US IF WE'VE GOT TO DO THINGS TO CHANGE BECAUSE WE'RE BEING MANDATED BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO MAKE CHANGES, THAT'S, THAT'S THAT'S WRONG.

WE DON'T WE'VE GOT TO TELL THEM THAT THIS IS NOT OKAY.

DOCTOR CRUTCHFIELD, GO AHEAD AND GO IF YOU'RE READY.

ARE YOU READY? YES.

OKAY. THANK YOU.

SO I'M HEARING A LOT.

LEARNING A LOT. I THINK WHAT I'M HEARING IS POTENTIALLY IN SOME OF THE RESOLUTIONS THAT THE BOARD HAS TAKEN BEFORE, THE PROCESS MIGHT HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT. AND SO I WAS SERVING ON THE SUPERINTENDENT'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE WHEN THIS BOARD WAS CONSIDERING A RESOLUTION ON VOUCHERS. AND SO IF I THINK ABOUT SOME OF THE THINGS THAT I'VE HEARD I DON'T REMEMBER THE EXACT LANGUAGE, BUT I WONDER IF WE LISTED SPECIFIC ELECTED OFFICIALS THAT WERE ANTI VOUCHER IN THE RESOLUTION.

I WONDER IF THE REST OF THE BOARD GOT AN OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR ABOUT THE RESOLUTION BEFORE IT WAS SUBMITTED.

IT SOUNDS LIKE ON FRIDAY AND PLACED ON THE AGENDA.

AND SO I'M JUST THINKING OF THE VOUCHER ONE.

AND SO THEN I WONDER WHAT AGAIN, I'VE TALKED ABOUT THIS IN RELATION TO THE FAA LOCAL POLICY.

IF IF WE WERE PRESENTED, WE HAD SOME GREAT PRESENTATIONS TONIGHT.

AND SO MAYBE THIS TIES IT ALL TOGETHER.

WHAT I'VE BEEN TRYING TO SAY WE HAVE A PRESENTATION IT GIVES US INFORMATION.

AND SO THEN WE'RE ABLE TO TAKE AN ACTION.

AND SO IT DOESN'T SOUND LIKE THAT PROCESS HAPPENS.

IN THIS, EITHER THE RESOLUTION OR POTENTIALLY THE FAA LOCAL.

AND SO THIS IS THE RESULT OF THAT, RIGHT, IS HAVING PEOPLE WHO ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT STUFF, WHICH IS GREAT.

BUT REALLY, DO WE HAVE THE INFORMATION THAT THAT WE'RE NEEDING? BECAUSE I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FACTUAL INFORMATION ABOUT THIS COULD POTENTIALLY HAVE THIS IMPACT.

LIKE THAT'S SOMETHING TO CONSIDER, RIGHT? THAT'S IMPORTANT. THIS COULD HAVE AN IMPACT ON, YOU KNOW, THIS PROCEDURE OR PROCESS THAT HAPPENS IN THE DISTRICT.

AND SO I MEAN, I DON'T KNOW, RIGHT? TODAY IS MY FIRST DAY, BUT IT SOUNDS LIKE THIS PROCESS POTENTIALLY HAS BEEN DIFFERENT.

AND THAT'S WHERE SOME OF THE THE CHALLENGES.

BUT IN TERMS SO THAT'S ONE THAT'S JUST AN OBSERVATION, NOT A QUESTION.

BUT I DO THINK IN TERMS OF THE WORDING I WAS READING IT, IT LOOKS LIKE THE PROPOSED RESOLUTION IS STATING THE DESIRE OF THE BOARD TO SEE THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION DIALOG WITH STAKEHOLDERS AND TO TRY TO GET MORE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT IT.

AND SO I THINK ALSO REVISITING THAT THE FACT SHEET THAT WAS PRESENTED FROM THE US DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TALKED ABOUT THAT PROCESS AGAIN, PROCESS OF ENGAGING WITH TENS OF THOUSANDS OF STAKEHOLDERS RESPONDING TO OVER 200,000 COMMENTS.

AND SO I THINK JUST JUST THAT IN AND OF ITSELF, WHERE WE HAVE THIS PART OF THE RESOLUTION IT'S ALMOST LIKE US SUGGESTING SOMETHING THAT'S ALREADY HAPPENED.

AND SO I DON'T KNOW WHERE THAT GOES IN A MOTION TO MAKE AMENDMENTS OR CHANGES.

BUT I THINK IT'S MORE ABOUT THE PROCESS.

OKAY. JUST TO CLARIFY REAL QUICK DOCTOR CANTU, WHEN WE DID THE VOUCHER RESOLUTION, HOW DID HOW DID YOU SEND IT OUT? SINCE WE CAN'T EMAIL AND TALK TO EACH OTHER BEFOREHAND? I BELIEVE THAT WENT OUT AND IT WAS WENT OUT VIA EMAIL, VIA EMAIL, VIA EMAIL.

HOW DID THIS ONE GO OUT VIA EMAIL AND FRIDAY FAX? OKAY. SO THE SAME WAY AS WE'VE DONE IN THE PAST, JUST JUST FOR RECORD SAYING SO YOU GUYS HAVE A CHANCE TO TALK ABOUT IT.

THIS IS WHEN YEAH, WE DO NOT HAVE A CHANCE TO TALK ABOUT IT AS A GROUP.

IT IS TOTALLY AGAINST THE PUBLIC MEETINGS ACT.

SO THIS IS OUR FIRST TIME TO TALK ABOUT IT, AND THIS IS WHEN WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT IT BECAUSE IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE WOULD APPROVE.

WE DON'T VOTE IN CLOSED SESSION.

WE OFTEN CAN'T TALK ABOUT CERTAIN THINGS IN CLOSED SESSION WITHOUT LEGAL COUNSEL PRESENT.

SO AND THEN ALSO, THIS IS HOW WE'VE ALWAYS DONE.

[03:20:02]

THAT'S WHY WE HAVE MORE THAN ONE READING FOR POLICY.

IT IS THE SAME THING.

IT IS SENT OUT FROM THE COMMITTEE.

WHAT DAVID WRIGHT WORKED SO HARD ON TO GET PUT THROUGH.

BUT WE'RE GOING TO SAY TASB ACTUALLY DOES ALL THE COLORING, BUT HE SENDS THAT ON THE AGENDA AS AN ATTACHMENT.

SO IT WAS THERE FOR EVERYONE TO SEE AT THE SAME TIME.

AND AGAIN, THAT'S WHY WE ALWAYS HAVE A FIRST READING, BECAUSE THEN WE HAVE TO BACK UP WITH THE SECOND READING.

BECAUSE THIS IS THE TIME FOR US TO DISCUSS.

AND EVERYONE HAS HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK AT, THINK ABOUT ALL THE THINGS AS OF NOW.

SO ALL THOSE THINGS HAVE HAVE BEEN FOLLOWED.

THEY FOLLOW THE PROCESS SINCE I'VE KNOWN ABOUT IT.

AND IT'S BEEN A COUPLE OF YEARS.

RIGHT. AND SO SO WITH THIS RESOLUTION, THERE'S NO FIRST OR SECOND READING.

RIGHT? RIGHT.

IT WOULD. AND THE MAIN REASON WHY IT WOULD AND.

A SITUATION LIKE THIS WITH IT SUPPORTING A POLICY IS IT WOULD BE ON THIS ONE BECAUSE IT CAN BE DISCUSSED.

BECAUSE WHEN THE NEXT TIME POLICY COMES TO US, IT WILL BE ON A CONSENT AGENDA.

AND SO AS THEN IT'S NOT NECESSARILY UP FOR DISCUSSION RIGHT NOW.

OKAY. THANKS. IF I CAN ADD JUST ONE THING I DON'T WRITE RESOLUTIONS THAT OUR LAWYER WRITES THE RESOLUTIONS THAT DAVID WRIGHT DOESN'T WRITE THE RESOLUTIONS.

MR.. RIGHT. SO ALL THOSE MISSPELLINGS ARE NOT ON DAVID.

I'M KIDDING. I'M SORRY.

MR. DID YOU HAVE OFF OF WHAT COURTNEY WAS SAYING? YEAH. THIS I THINK IT'S BEEN ALLUDED THAT THIS HAS BEEN DONE DIFFERENTLY.

THIS HASN'T BEEN DONE DIFFERENTLY.

WHEN WE GET OUR PACKET FOR A BOARD MEETING ON FRIDAY, IT'S EVERY SINGLE BOARD MEMBER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO READ THROUGH THAT.

IF SOMEBODY'S NOT FAMILIAR WITH TITLE NINE AT THAT POINT THAT'S WHEN I THOROUGHLY READ TITLE NINE.

AND I WROTE REREAD THE REWRITTEN PROPOSALS BY OUR PRESIDENT.

SO ALL OF THESE QUESTIONS LIKE, THIS ISN'T LIKE WE JUST TRIED TO SNEAK THIS IN AT THE LAST MINUTE OR THESE POLICY CHANGES OR ANYTHING.

IT'S A BOARD MEMBER'S RESPONSIBILITY TO READ THROUGH THEIR PACKET AND GET THEIR QUESTIONS ANSWERED BEFOREHAND, OR IF THEY HAVE SOME THINGS THAT THEY WANT TO BRING TO THE TABLE, THEY COULD HAVE, YOU KNOW, ALL OF THAT COULD HAVE BEEN TALKED ABOUT.

AND THEN WE CAN COLLECTIVELY HAVE A DISCUSSION HERE.

SO I DON'T I MEAN, THIS IS NORMALLY HOW IT'S DONE.

IT'S SENT OUT IN OUR PACKET.

ESPECIALLY EVEN WITH POLICY, IF YOU'RE NOT ON THE POLICY COMMITTEE, THERE WOULD BE NO WAY FOR YOU TO KNOW WHAT'S COMING OUT UNTIL IT'S RELEASED ON THE AGENDA.

SO I DON'T WANT YOU TO THINK THAT THIS WAS DONE ANY DIFFERENTLY THAN IT'S EVER DONE.

THIS IS HOW IT'S ALWAYS DONE.

AND YOU'LL SEE THE SAME.

LIKE WHEN THE BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES WERE CHANGED LAST MONTH, AND NOW THEY'RE ON CONSENT BECAUSE THEY HAD THEIR FIRST READING LAST MONTH FROM THAT COMMITTEE AS WELL.

IT WAS THE SAME THING THAT EVERYONE GOT THOSE THINGS AT THAT FOR THAT MEETING.

AND THEN THEY WERE UP FOR TONIGHT FOR APPROVAL ON CONSENT.

I DID MISS FARRAR DID MENTION SOMETHING THAT I THOUGHT WAS IMPORTANT TO KNOW THAT MOST ALWAYS ANY POLICY, WHETHER IT BE CHANGED OR ADJUSTED, ADDED, CORRECTED IS GOING TO FOLLOW WITH AN UPDATE FROM TASBIH.

THE COMMITTEE DOESN'T JUST IN ANY TIME, BECAUSE I'VE BEEN ON LONG ENOUGH THAT THAT COMMITTEE HAS CHANGED TO WRITE SEVERAL TIMES OVER THAT NONE OF THE COMMITTEES HAVE EVER JUST VISITED A POLICY AND TOOK UP DAVID'S TIME.

MOST OFTEN THEY THEY COINCIDE WITH AN UPDATE ANYWAY.

AND AND I THINK I MENTIONED TO YOU THAT WE ALREADY HAVE THE NEXT UPDATE COMING OUT.

WE'RE GETTING THE UPDATES A LOT MORE OFTEN.

I KNOW DAVID WRIGHT CAN SHARE CAN SHARE MY SENTIMENT WITH ME ON THAT ONE.

BUT WE ALREADY HAVE THE THE NEXT UPDATE OUT.

AND IT USED TO BE WE GOT ONE IN THE FALL AND NOW WE'RE GETTING THEM ALMOST EVERY OTHER MONTH IT SEEMS LIKE SO OKAY, SO JUST TO CLARIFY.

SO MR. WRIGHT SAID HE HE DOESN'T WRITE RESOLUTIONS.

THE LAWYER WRITES RESOLUTION.

SO WHERE DOES THE RESOLUTION COME FROM.

IS IT THE POLICY COMMITTEE.

WELL IT DEPENDS ON THE RESOLUTION ITSELF, ON WHERE YOU KNOW, WHAT IT'S PERTAINING TO.

KIND OF LIKE WHAT HE SAID EARLIER ABOUT POLICY CHANGES IN THIS CASE SINCE IT SUPPORTED A POLICY.

THIS THIS DID COME FROM THE POLICY COMMITTEE SINCE IT SUPPORTED SOMETHING IN PARTICULAR.

THERE ARE OTHER TIMES THAT LIKE WITH THE VOUCHERS, YOU KNOW, THAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN ONE OF THE ITEMS THAT HE SPOKE UP EARLIER THAT CAME FROM CABINET, AND THEY BROUGHT IT TO OUR ATTENTION, YOU KNOW, THAT THEY DID AND WANTED OUR SUPPORT AS WELL, WHICH OF COURSE WE DID ON THAT.

AND SO IT WOULD DEPEND ON THAT.

THEN THEY YES, THE THE ATTORNEY WRITES IT, YOU KNOW, WITH, YOU KNOW, WE USUALLY LIKE IT TO WORK.

I WOULD SAY USUALLY WE DO LIKE FOR IT TO RESEMBLE OUR DISTRICT, YOU KNOW, WITH VERBIAGE AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

[03:25:02]

ALL RIGHT. THANKS. OKAY, MISS NEWSOM, I JUST WANTED TO SHARE A LITTLE BIT.

I MEAN, WE'RE WE VOTE ON A RESOLUTION.

WE'RE JUST TRYING TO SAY WHAT WE WANT.

THERE'S NOTHING THAT CHANGES FOR THE WORLD BECAUSE WE PASS A RESOLUTION.

IT'S US COMING TOGETHER AS A BOARD SAYING THIS IS HOW WE FEEL ABOUT SOMETHING ON PURPOSE, SO THAT PUBLICLY WE CAN SAY THAT THIS IS WHAT WE'RE EITHER FOR OR AGAINST OR WANT TO BRING LIGHT TO.

IT'S IT'S US TRYING TO BRING ATTENTION TO A MATTER.

SO I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE KIND OF UNDERSTAND THAT A POLICY CHANGE IS DIFFERENT THAN A RESOLUTION, AND WHY THOSE THINGS WORK TOGETHER. AND WHAT IT MEANS.

SO IT'S AN ORGANIZED STATEMENT.

YEAH. IT'S AN ORGANIZED STATEMENT FROM, FROM THIS ORGANIZATION.

OKAY. THIS SIDE.

ANYTHING ELSE? OKAY.

AM I RIGHT? DO THEY WANT TO HAVE ANY LAST COMMENT OR QUESTION OR CONCERN? I DON'T HAVE ANOTHER STATEMENT TO MAKE.

YES, I DO HAVE ONE. I'M SORRY.

NO, I COULDN'T SEE YOU.

WHAT'D YOU SAY? I AGREE WITH WHAT SHE JUST SAID.

THAT IT'S AN ORGANIZED STATEMENT THAT COMES FROM THIS BOARD.

FROM US.

OKAY. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS? OKAY. THERE WAS A MOTION MADE AND A SECOND TO APPROVE ITEM 11.2.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION, MAY I PLEASE SEE A SHOW OF HANDS? ALL THOSE OPPOSED? ARE YOU REFRAINING FROM VOTING? YES. I'M ABSTAINING.

THANK YOU. OKAY, SO THE MOTION PASSES FIVE, ONE AND ONE.

SO WE HAVE JUST FOR RECORDS.

WE HAVE DOCTOR READ VOTED, OPPOSED, AND DOCTOR CRUTCHFIELD REFRAIN FROM VOTING OR ABSTAIN.

ABSTAINED FROM VOTING.

SORRY. OKAY.

SO WE WILL NOW MOVE ON TO ITEM 11.3.

CONSIDER ALL MATTERS INCIDENT AND RELATED TO THE ISSUANCE AND SALE OF MANSFIELD INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT.

UNLIMITED TAX SCHOOL BUILDING BONDS SERIES 2024, INCLUDING THE ADOPTION OF AN ORDER AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF SUCH BONDS, ESTABLISHING PARAMETERS FOR THE SALE AND ISSUANCE OF SUCH BONDS, AND DELEGATING CERTAIN MATTERS TO AUTHORIZE DISTRICT'S OFFICIALS.

MAY I PLEASE RECEIVE A MOTION? SO MOVED. I HAVE A MOTION MADE BY MISS FARRAR.

IS THERE A SECOND? IS THAT MISS ANDERSON? OKAY. SECOND.

MADE BY MISS ANDERSON.

SO DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS? OKAY. SEEING NONE. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION, MAY I PLEASE SEE A SHOW OF HANDS? THE MOTION PASSES 7 TO 0.

MOVING ON TO ITEM 11.4.

CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF RESOLUTIONS FOR THE TASB ADVOCACY AGENDA.

MAY I PLEASE RECEIVE A MOTION? WAS THAT DOCTOR REID? OKAY.

A MOTION TO APPROVE THE RESOLUTIONS FOR TASB.

OKAY. WE HAVE A MOTION MADE BY DOCTOR REID.

IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND. OKAY, WE HAVE A SECOND MADE BY MISS ANDERSON.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION OR CONCERNS ON THIS TOPIC? OKAY. SURE.

QUESTION. SO AGAIN, DOCTOR CRUTCHFIELD, BY THE WAY, IN CASE THOSE WHO ARE LISTENING.

THANK YOU. SO JUST AGAIN, ABOUT PROCESS, JUST SHARING HOW THE THREE AREAS THAT WE'RE RECOMMENDING WERE SELECTED.

THEY I THINK THEY'RE WELL WRITTEN.

I THINK THEY'RE HELPFUL. BUT JUST HOW THE HOW THAT CAME ABOUT, HOW THAT COMES ABOUT.

WELL, WE'LL TURN IT OVER TO OUR TASB DELEGATE AND WHICH YOU MAY BE SITTING IN HERE SOON IN THAT SEAT, BUT DOCTOR REID, WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEAK TO THOSE? YES. SO I'M A FORMER BOARD MEMBER.

DESIREE THOMAS AND I WERE WORKING TOGETHER.

I AM THE TASK BE DELEGATE NOW.

DOCTOR CRUTCHFIELD WILL SOON BE AND SO THESE WERE THREE KEY AREAS.

ONE, THE SPECIAL EDUCATION AREAS WHERE WE WHERE THE STATE OF TEXAS, WE LOST OVER $300 MILLION.

AND SO I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE VERY BENEFICIAL FOR US TO PETITION TO WRITE A RESOLUTION TO ENSURE THAT WE WOULD GET SOME MONIES BACK, SOME FUNDING FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION AREA FOR OUR SPECIAL POPULATIONS.

DOCTOR SCOTT MAY WANT TO SPEAK TO THAT, BECAUSE HE'S ALSO BEEN VERY BENEFICIAL IN HELPING US WITH THE RESOLUTIONS.

[03:30:02]

THE OTHER TWO WERE WERE REALLY, REALLY LARGE.

WE WERE GOING TO JUST DO SAFETY, BUT WE DECIDED THAT SAFETY AND SECURITY REQUIRED OUR ATTENTION.

SO WE WROTE A RESOLUTION REGARDING SAFETY AND ONE REGARDING SECURITY SO THAT WE COULD RESTORE FUNDS BACK INTO THOSE AREAS.

DOCTOR SCOTT, WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE ANYTHING? I BELIEVE MISS TRONGAARD, WE SPENT $20 MILLION MORE THIS YEAR THAN THE STATE ALLOCATED ON SPECIAL EDUCATION.

OUR STATE HAS NOT BEEN A STALWART AT TAKING ADVANTAGE OF ALL THE FEDERAL MONEY AVAILABLE.

AVAILABLE FOR SPED.

THEY'VE BEEN TWICE SANCTIONED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION FOR PUTTING RESTRICTIONS ON WHO CAN BE IDENTIFIED AS SPECIAL EDUCATION.

AND BECAUSE OF NOW OUR SPECIAL EDUCATION NUMBERS GROWING, ESPECIALLY WITH THE IDENTIFICATION OF DYSLEXIA.

AND WE'RE ONE OF THE LAST 2 OR 3 STATES TO TO FOLLOW THAT FEDERAL MANDATE THAT DYSLEXIA BE A PART OF SPECIAL EDUCATION.

WE ARE DRASTICALLY, DRASTICALLY UNDERFUNDED AND SPED.

AND IT TAKES A LOT OUT OF OUR GENERAL MOE BUT BUDGET TO PROPERLY ATTEMPT TO SERVE THOSE STUDENTS.

SO THAT'S WHERE THEY CAME FROM.

AND AGAIN, DOCTOR REED AND MISS THOMAS DID A GOOD JOB WITH THOSE.

AND I JUST PUT SOME JUST CHANGE THE VERBIAGE, JUST SOME EDUCATIONAL LEAVES IN THERE.

AND FOR THEM A LITTLE BIT.

THANK YOU FOR THOSE RESOLUTIONS AND FOR THE DATA FOR MY BRAIN.

APPRECIATE IT. OKAY.

IS THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? OKAY. THERE'S A MOTION MADE ON ITEM 11.4 WITH A SECOND.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE MOTION, MAY I PLEASE SEE A SHOW OF HANDS? THE MOTION PASSES 7 TO 0.

WE NOW MOVE TO THE CONSENT AGENDA.

[12. Consent Agenda]

LET ME REMIND EVERYONE THAT WE VOTE THE CONSENT AGENDA UP OR DOWN AS IT IS PRESENTED.

UNLESS SOMEONE WOULD LIKE TO PULL AN ITEM ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

IS THERE ANYTHING ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO PULL AT THIS TIME? OKAY SEEING NONE.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED, MAY I PLEASE SEE A SHOW OF HANDS? OKAY. THE CONSENT AGENDA IS APPROVED.

7 TO 0.

IT WAS A LONG ONE TOO.

SO NOW WE'RE DOWN TO ITEM 13 OR SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT, WHICH IS FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES ONLY.

[13. Superintendent's Report]

IS THERE ANYTHING THAT ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO ASK DOCTOR CANTU REGARDING THE SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT AT THIS TIME? OKAY WITH THAT, WE WILL MOVE DOWN TO.

WE WILL NOW ADJOURN TO CLOSED SESSION PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 551.074 PERSONNEL TO DELIBERATE REGARDING THE APPOINTMENT, EMPLOYMENT

[14. Closed Session]

EVALUATION, REASSIGNMENT DUTIES, DISCIPLINE OR DISMISSAL OF A PUBLIC OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE, OR TO HEAR A COMPLAINT OR CHARGE AGAINST AN OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE, INCLUDING THE SUPERINTENDENT'S EVALUATION AND CONTRACT.

551.071 CONSULTATION WITH THE BOARD'S ATTORNEY AND 551.072 REAL PROPERTY AND 551.076 TO CONDUCT DELIBERATIONS REGARDING SECURITY DEVICES OR SECURITY AUDITS.

IT IS NOW 1033.

MY ADVICE THAT EVERYONE ELSE IS TO GO GET SOME SLEEP, AND WE ARE GOING TO ADJOURN THE CLOSED SESSION AND WE WILL BE BACK WHEN WE'RE DONE.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.