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[00:00:02]

OK, GOOD EVENING.

[I. Call to Order and Determination of a Quorum]

IT IS 5:17, THIS IS TUESDAY, JUNE 22ND OF 2021.

THIS IS THE REGULAR MEETING OF THE GARLAND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

WE'RE GOING TO FOLLOW OUR AGENDA ITEM.

WE HAVE A COUPLE OF ITEMS WE ARE GOING TO TAKE OUT OF ORDER.

WE WILL ANNOUNCE THOSE IN JUST A SECOND.

BUT FIRST, I'D LIKE TO CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER.

WE DO HAVE A QUORUM AND WE'RE GOING TO RISE AND DO OUR PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

HONOR THE TEXAS FLAG.

OK, I ONCE HEARD A STATEMENT THAT SAYS THAT YOUR ENERGY INTRODUCES YOU BEFORE YOU EVEN SAY A WORD. AND I KNOW WE HAVE SOME GREAT PRESENTATIONS TONIGHT.

THE FIRST THING WE'RE GOING TO DO IS WE'RE GOING TO ASK.

WE DO HAVE A PUBLIC FORUM, PART OF OUR MEETING, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO WISH TO MAKE ANY COMMENTS, COMPLETE A PUBLIC COMMENT, PARTICIPATION REQUEST IN PERSON AT THE HARRIS HILL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING VIA EMAIL OR AT BOARDPUBLICCOMMENTS@GARLANDISD.COM.

AND AND THIS NOTICE HAS BEEN POSTED MS. HOGAN, DO WE HAVE ANY CARDS OR ANY SPEAKERS HERE TONIGHT.

WE DO NOT. SO THANK YOU.

WE'RE GOING TO GO ON WE'RE GOING TO GO TO ITEM 5, A, B AND C, WE'RE GOING TO TAKE ITEM A

[V.A. Evidence of Excellence]

FIRST. THIS IS EVIDENCE OF EXCELLENCE.

ITEM NUMBER ONE IS TO RECOGNIZE REGION 10 ESC THIRD GRADE SPANISH BEE.

SPANISH SPELLING BEE.

WHEN I CAN'T EVEN READ, HOW COULD I SPELL IT? [LAUGHTER] THIRD GRADE SPANISH SPELLING BEE WINNER ARIANA MARTINEZ.

I'M NOT GOING TO TRY THE LAST NAME THIS TIME.

BUT MS. HICKS, WOULD YOU COME FORWARD AND BAIL ME OUT OF THIS ONE? [LAUGHTER] I TOLD YOU ENERGY'S ENERGY FROM THE YOUTH IS A GREAT THING.

OK, GOOD EVENING, PRESIDENT MILLER.

DR. LOPEZ, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

I'M THE PROUD PRINCIPAL OF HERFURTH ELEMENTARY.

AND I'M HERE TO INTRODUCE TO YOU ARIANA MARTINEZ-HUEDA, I SAID THAT WRONG DIDN'T I.

NO IT'S ALL RIGHT.

IT'S ALL RIGHT. SHE'S VERY GRACEFUL.

OK, IT'S ALL RIGHT. AS WINNER OF THE REGION 10 SPELLING BEE ARIANA JUST COMPLETED HER THIRD GRADE YEAR AS A MONTESSORI STUDENT AT HERFURTH ELEMENTARY.

SORRY, ARIANA IS A SMART NINE YEAR OLD GIRL WHO SHE WAS ABLE TO GET THIS WONDERFUL AWARD BY PRACTICING SO MUCH, SHE WAS COLOR CODING OVER 600 WORDS, STUDYING THEM ALMOST EVERY NIGHT FOLLOWING HER DISTRICT WIN SHE DECIDED TO REFINE HER STUDY AND CHANGE IT A LITTLE BIT. AND SHE WORKED REALLY HARD REVIEWING THREE TO FIVE PAGES OF WORDS ALMOST EVERY NIGHT. AND THEN IT PAID OFF BECAUSE SHE WON THE NUMBER ONE TITLE AND SHE CORRECTLY OH WHAT WORD WAS IT? I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THAT WORD IS.

WHICH ONE? IT'S A SPANISH WORD BY CORRECTLY SPELLING.

WHAT WAS YOUR WINNING REGION 10 WORD? ANILLO. AND WHAT DOES THAT MEAN IN ENGLISH? RING.

ANILLO, IT MEANS RING.

OK, CAN YOU SPELL IT VERY GOOD.

[APPLAUSE] SO SHE PUT ALL OF HER STUDY SKILLS TO WORK.

SHE COLOR CODED. SHE PRACTICED EVERY SINGLE NIGHT AND WE'RE VERY PROUD OF HER AT HERFURTH ELEMENTARY. AND I BELIEVE MR. MILLER IS GOING TO PRESENT TO YOU A SPECIAL WORD.

PLEASE KNOW THAT THE BOARD HERE IN GARLAND INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT IS VERY PROUD OF YOU. AND WE HAVE THIS CERTIFICATE THAT WE'D LIKE YOU TO TAKE HOME IN CONGRATULATIONS TO A VERY, VERY DESERVING STUDENT.

THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE]

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YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

. READY 1 2 3.

ALL RIGHT, SO MR. MILLER CAN STAY DOWN.

[V.B. Going the Extra Mile (GEMs)]

WE'LL MOVE RIGHT ALONG AND I'LL INTRODUCE ITEM 5, B GOING THE EXTRA MILE AWARDS.

NUMBER ONE, RECOGNIZE THE HARRIS HILL CUSTODIAL TEAM, SHERESE LIGHTFOOT.

GOOD EVENING, PRESIDENT MILLER, BOARD OF TRUSTEES, AND DR.

LOPEZ, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

DEAR LUKAS, MIRYAM, IMELDA, MS. KATRINA IS NOT HERE, RUTH AND MR. ANTONIO, WE DO NOT APPRECIATE YOU ENOUGH, ESPECIALLY IN THE YEAR 2020.

SAM EWING, A PROFESSIONAL BASKETBALL PLAYER, ONCE SAID HARD WORK SPOTLIGHTS THE CHARACTER OF PEOPLE. SOME TURN UP THEIR SLEEVES, SOME TURN UP THEIR NOSES, AND SOME DON'T TURN UP AT ALL. WELL CUSTODIAN'S YOU GUYS TURNED UP.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ROLLING UP YOUR SLEEVES.

THANK YOU FOR HELPING WITH THE CHAOS OF COVID AND FOR CLEANING.

THANK YOU FOR WORKING SO HARD.

AND WE MAY NOT HAVE GIVEN YOU THE THANKS THAT YOU DESERVE, BUT WE'RE HERE TONIGHT TO RECOGNIZE AND APPRECIATE YOU.

YOU SANITIZE EVERY, CLEAN EVERY POSSIBLE SURFACE UNDER THE DAILY REQUIREMENTS OF COVID.

YOU DISINFECT OUR GERMY HAND DOOR HANDLES AND OUR GERMY DESK, OUR DOORKNOBS, MS. IMELDA COMES IN AND EVEN DOES MY LITTLE LIGHT SWITCH EVERY DAY AND NIGHT.

YOU BLESS YOUR HEARTS WILL DROP EVERYTHING WHEN THERE'S AN EMERGENCY, IF THERE'S A SPILL OR ILLNESS, YOU SCRUB AND YOU CLEAN AND YOU TAKE CARE OF OUR BATHROOMS. AND TO KEEP HARRIS HILL RUNNING, IT TAKES A VILLAGE, ESPECIALLY NOW.

AS MUCH AS TEACHERS DESERVE PRAISE AND SUPPORT FOR ALL THE WORK THAT THEY DO INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOMS, YOU ARE THE UNSUNG HEROES THAT WALK THE HALLS EVERY DAY.

YOU MAKE SURE THAT OUR SPACE IS A SAFE PLACE WHERE WE CAN WORK.

THANK YOU FOR BEING FEARLESS.

THIS YEAR IS VERY UNCERTAIN.

YET YOU PUT YOUR OWN HEALTH BEFORE OURS AND YOU SHOW UP EVERY SINGLE DAY, OFTEN WORKING LONGER HOURS, PUTTING YOURSELF AT AN INCREASED RISK TO EXPOSURE.

BUT YOU ARE FEARLESS AND YOU CONTINUE TO MAKE US SAFE.

AS IF THEIR WORK ETHIC IS NOT ENOUGH THE COMMON RHETORIC AMONGST EVERYONE HERE IN HARRIS HILL IS THAT ALTHOUGH THEIR JOBS ARE STRESSFUL, THEY DO IT WITH THE BIGGEST SMILES ON THEIR FACES. THEY NEVER MURMUR THE SLIGHTEST COMPLAINT AND THEY SINCERELY ENJOY HELPING OTHERS. NEXT TIME YOU WALK DOWN THE HALL AND YOUR KEYS JINGLE JANGLE IN YOUR POCKETS, LISTEN TO THEM.

YOUR KEYS SING A SONG OF DUTY, HONOR AND DEDICATION.

[APPLAUSE]

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OK, JUST QUICKLY, ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD AND LITERALLY EVERYBODY WHO PASSES THROUGH THIS BUILDING, I JUST WANTED TO KNOW THAT EVERYTHING YOU DO AND EVERYTHING YOU'VE DONE THROUGH THE PANDEMIC HAS BEEN SO APPRECIATED.

THANK YOU FOR KEEPING US SAFE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU .

DO A LITTLE BIT MORE, SO WE INVESTED WE HAD THESE NEW GEMS. EVERYBODY SAY, OOO AHH.

OOO AHH, RIGHT ISN'T THAT NICE? SO THEY JUST CAME IN.

AND WE'RE SO EXCITED THAT YOU ALL ARE THE FIRST RECIPIENTS OF OUR NEW PAPERWEIGHT.

AND IT SAYS GOING THE EXTRA MILE GISD GEMS. SO YOU ALL WILL BE RECEIVING THESE TONIGHT.

[APPLAUSE] OK. ONE, TWO, THREE.

THANK YOU GUYS [APPLAUSE].

THANK YOU.

NEXT ITEM ON OUR AGENDA IS THE INTRODUCTION OF DISTRICT ADMINISTRATORS, DR.

[V.C. Introduction of District Administrators - Dr. Gradyne E. Brown]

GRADYNE BROWN.

GOOD EVENING, MR. MILLER, BOARD OF TRUSTEES, DR.

LOPEZ. IT IS WITH GREAT PLEASURE THIS EVENING THAT I INTRODUCE TO YOU SEVEN NEW GARLAND ISD ADMINISTRATORS.

YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT REALLY INTRODUCTIONS BECAUSE I AM PROUD TO SAY THAT ALL OF THE INDIVIDUALS THAT I'M INTRODUCING TO YOU TONIGHT HAVE SERVED MANY YEARS IN GARLAND ISD.

EACH OF THEM HAVE COME UP AND WE HAVE, QUOTE UNQUOTE, GROWN AND DEVELOPED OUR OWN ADMINISTRATORS. SO WITH THAT, I WANT TO INTRODUCE OUR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS. ACTUALLY REINTRODUCING ALL OF THEM ARE GOING TO BE REINTRODUCTIONS.

DR. RON GRIFFEN.

[APPLAUSE] FOR THE PAST 28 YEARS, DR.

GRIFFEN HAS SERVED AS AN EDUCATOR AND HAS MOST RECENTLY SERVED AS ONE OF OUR GARLAND ISD AREA DIRECTORS.

HE BEGAN HIS CAREER IN DALLAS ISD AT WT WHITE HIGH SCHOOL AND PINKSTON HIGH SCHOOL, TEACHING CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY AND SERVING AS JV BOYS, FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL COACH AND HEAD GIRLS BASKETBALL AND VOLLEYBALL COACH.

DURING HIS DALLAS ISD TENURE DR.

GRIFFEN WAS NAMED COACH OF THE YEAR GIRLS BASKETBALL DISTRICT 12 4A LISTED IN WHO'S WHO AMONG HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS AND RECEIVED THE SILVER STAR AWARD.

DR. GRIFFEN SERVED IN RICHARDSON ISD AS ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT LAKE HIGHLANDS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL AT RICHARDSON JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL, PRINCIPAL AT WEST WOOD MATH, SCIENCE

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AND LEADERSHIP MAGNET AND PRINCIPAL OF BERKNER HIGH SCHOOL FOR NINE YEARS.

DURING HIS RICHARDSON TENURE HE RECEIVED THE RICHARDSON ISD SECONDARY ADMINISTRATIVE EXCELLENCE AWARD.

BERKNER HIGH SCHOOL WAS RECOGNIZED AS ONE OF TEXAS MONTHLY'S BEST PUBLIC SCHOOLS, ONE OF NEWSWEEK'S TOP U.S.

HIGH SCHOOLS AND A NATIONAL CENTER FOR EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT NCEA HIGHER PERFORMING SCHOOL. IT WAS AN AVID NATIONAL DEMONSTRATION SCHOOL, AND BERKNER RECEIVED THE TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY STATE ACCOUNTABILITY RATING OF RECOGNIZED FOR THREE CONSECUTIVE YEARS.

THEY ALSO RECEIVED ACADEMIC DISTINCTIONS IN MATH, SCIENCE AND POST SECONDARY READINESS.

DR. GRIFFEN HOLDS A BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN BUSINESS AND FINANCE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH TEXAS, WHERE HE WAS A MEMBER OF THE MEAN GREEN EAGLE BASKETBALL TEAM AND EARNED BOTH HIS MASTER'S AND DOCTORAL DEGREES IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION FROM TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY COMMERCE.

HE AND HIS WIFE TALANDRA HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 22 YEARS AND HAVE TWO TEENAGE SONS, RYLAND AND RUSTIN. I PRESENT TO YOU DR.

RON GRIFFEN, OUR NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS.

THANK YOU, DR. BROWN.

PRESIDENT MILLER, BOARD OF TRUSTEES, DR.

LOPEZ. I'M TRULY EXCITED TO SERVE IN THIS NEW ROLE.

AS YOU CAN HEAR FROM THE BIO ATHLETICS HAS BEEN AN INSTRUMENTAL PART OF MY LIFE FOR MANY, MANY YEARS. SO I TRULY VALUE AND UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF THIS PARTICULAR OPPORTUNITY. AND I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH OUR STUDENT ATHLETES, OUR COACHES, OUR OTHER ATHLETIC DIRECTORS TO REALLY ENHANCE AND EXCEL ATHLETIC PROGRAMING HERE IN GARLAND, USA. BEFORE I FINISH UP, I WANT TO TAKE A BRIEF MOMENT TO THANK CLIFF ODENWALD, JUDY CAMPBELL, QUENTIN OLIPHANT FOR HELPING ME TRANSITION IN.

THEY PROVIDED A LOT OF VALUABLE INFORMATION THAT WILL HELP ME GET ON THE GROUND AND GET RUNNING AS SOON AS I STARTED IN THE POSITION FULL TIME HERE IN A COUPLE OF DAYS.

SO THANK YOU GUYS VERY MUCH.

I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY. [APPLAUSE]. ONCE AGAIN, I'M INTRODUCING AND OR REINTRODUCING OUR NEW DIRECTOR OFFICE OF INNOVATION, MR. MICHAEL BLAND [APPLAUSE].

INSPIRED BY THE WORDS OF FREDERICK DOUGLASS' QUOTE, IT'S EASIER TO BUILD STRONG CHILDREN THAN TO REPAIR BROKEN MEN.

MR. BLAND IS A BELIEVER THAT OUR NATION IS ONLY AS STRONG AS ITS EDUCATION SYSTEM.

AFTER SERVING AS A JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICER IN LOS ANGELES AND MOVING TO ROWLETT IN 2006, MR. BLAND BEGAN HIS CAREER IN EDUCATION, TEACHING 8TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES AT LYLES MIDDLE SCHOOL. IN 2013, HE BEGAN SERVING AS AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT SACHSE HIGH SCHOOL.

AFTER TWO YEARS AS ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT SACHSE HIGH SCHOOL HE BECAME PRINCIPAL AT COYLE MIDDLE SCHOOL.

IN 2016 HE ACCEPTED WHAT HE CALLED HIS DREAM JOB AT THAT TIME TO BECOME THE SECOND PRINCIPAL FOR THE BARACK OBAMA MALE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY IN DALLAS ISD.

MR. BLAND AND HIS TEAM ACCOMPLISHED SEVERAL GOALS AT BARACK OBAMA, ONE OF WHICH INCLUDED BEING NAMED A BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL.

MR. BLAND IS MOST PROUD OF THE WORK HE AND HIS TEAM ACCOMPLISHED DURING THE PAST THREE YEARS AT LYLES MIDDLE SCHOOL WHILE SERVING AS PRINCIPAL.

UNDER HIS LEADERSHIP, LYLES MIDDLE SCHOOL MOVED FROM A PROJECTED F RATING FOR TEA TO A B TEA RATING.

AND I'M SURE IF WE'D HAD RATINGS FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS, THEY WOULD HAVE GOTTEN TO THAT A . WITH FOUR DISTINCTIONS AND THE FIRST YEAR OF THE ACE PROGRAM.

HE AND HIS WIFE OF 20 YEARS, TAMEKA, WHO IS A SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT CHAIR AT NORTH GARLAND HIGH SCHOOL, ARE THE PROUD PARENTS OF TWO CHILDREN, DAUGHTER AMENA, A 2020 GRADUATE OF SACHSE HIGH SCHOOL WHO WILL START HER SECOND YEAR IN NORTH CAROLINA, AT&T STATE UNIVERSITY, WHERE SHE MAJORED IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, AND A SON, AMIR, WHO WILL BEGIN HIS FRESHMAN YEAR AS SACHSE HIGH SCHOOL IN THE WEBDESIGN P-TECH PROGRAM.

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I INTRODUCE YOU TO MR. MICHAEL BLAND OUR NEW DIRECTOR FOR THE OFFICE OF INNOVATION.

[APPLAUSE] THANK YOU, DR.

BROWN. GOOD EVENING.

BOARD PRESIDENT MILLER, BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND DR.

LOPEZ. IT IS AN HONOR AND A PRIVILEGE TO SERVE THE COMMUNITIES OF GARLAND ROWLETT AND SACHSE AS THE DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION.

THE DEPARTMENT OF INNOVATION EXIST TO ENSURE THAT OUR STUDENTS HAVE MEANINGFUL EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES, EXPOSURE TO OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO HIGH QUALITY, BEST FIT SCHOOL OPTIONS.

WHERE YOU HAVE STRONG COMMUNITIES, YOU HAVE STRONG SCHOOLS, AND WE DEFINITELY HAVE STRONG COMMUNITIES. I LOOK FORWARD TO SUPPORTING OUR CAMPUS ADMINISTRATORS AND TEACHERS THIS YEAR AND FOR MANY YEARS TO COME.

THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] THE NEXT GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS THAT I'LL BE INTRODUCING TO YOU ARE SOME OF OUR NEW PRINCIPALS.

RESEARCH HAS SHOWN THAT THE MOST IMPORTANT INDIVIDUALS IN THE LIFE OF A CHILD ARE THE TEACHERS. BUT THE SECOND MOST IMPORTANT INDIVIDUAL IN THE LIFE OF A CHILD'S EDUCATION IS THE PRINCIPAL WHO LEADS THE SCHOOL.

THE NEXT GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS ARE PRINCIPALS WHO ARE BECOMING OUR NEW SCHOOL LEADERS.

AND ONCE AGAIN, THEY GREW UP HERE IN GARLAND.

FIRST I'M GOING TO INTRODUCE YOU THIS EVENING.

THE NEW PRINCIPAL AT LYLE AND REINTRODUCE AT LYLES MIDDLE SCHOOL DR.

ANSIL HOWARD.

[APPLAUSE] DR.

ANSIL HOWARD EXEMPLIFIES POSITIVE PROFESSIONAL LEADERSHIP THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF STUDENTS AND THE STAFF, HE HAS BEEN AN EDUCATION FOR 12 YEARS, WITH 10 YEARS BEING IN GARLAND ISD.

HIS EDUCATIONAL CAREER BEGAN AS A MATH TEACHER AT SACHSE HIGH SCHOOL.

FROM THERE, HE SERVED AS AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT ROWLETT HIGH SCHOOL AND LYLES MIDDLE SCHOOL.

DURING THE PANDEMIC THIS PAST YEAR HE LED ETHRIDGE ELEMENTARY AS THE BUILDING PRINCIPAL AND NOW RETURNS TO LYLES MIDDLE SCHOOL.

ANSIL HOLDS A BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN MATHEMATICS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN, A MASTER'S DEGREE IN MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS, A MASTER'S DEGREE IN EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATION. DURING THIS PAST YEAR, HE COMPLETED STUDIES FOR AND AN EDD IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP FROM LAMAR UNIVERSITY.

HIS DESIRE TO PUSH STUDENTS ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE BY ENSURING THAT ALL STUDENTS ARE PROVIDED WITH A RIGOROUS CURRICULUM, ENGAGING INSTRUCTION AND THE SUPPORTS THAT THEY NEED TO MASTER ACHIEVEMENT STANDARDS WILL BE INTEGRAL IN CONTINUED SUCCESS AT LYLES MIDDLE SCHOOL. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, GISD COMMUNITY I PRESENT DR.

ANSIL HOWARD.

THANK YOU, DR. BROWN, BOARD PRESIDENT, MILLER BOARD OF TRUSTEES, DR.

LOPEZ, THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY IN LEADING LYLES MIDDLE SCHOOL.

I'M GRATEFUL AND EXCITED AT GETTING THIS CHANCE TO CONTINUE THE LEGACY OF SUCCESS FOR OUR STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY.

LET'S GO, GARLAND USA. [APPLAUSE] I PRESENT YOU OUR NEW PRINCIPAL AT O'BANION MIDDLE SCHOOL, MS. JENNIFER GARCIA.

[APPLAUSE] MS. GARCIA BEGAN HER TEACHING CAREER AT FABENS HIGH SCHOOL IN FABENS, TEXAS, NOTICE, WE HAD TO SAY TEXAS ALMOST [INAUDIBLE] TEXAS.

AS AN ENGLISH TEACHER FOR THREE YEARS PRIOR TO HER HUSBAND, A RETIRED NAVY VETERAN RECEIVING NEW MILITARY ORDERS, AT WHICH POINT SHE BEGAN TEACHING IN CALIFORNIA, THEN IOWA, THEN BACK TO TEXAS.

DURING HER 12 YEARS IN EDUCATION, SHE HAS SERVED FIVE YEARS AS AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL.

MOST RECENTLY, SHE PROUDLY SERVED AS ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL FOR SOUTH GARLAND HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY. JENNIFER EARNED HER BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN EDUCATION FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT EL PASO AND A MASTER'S DEGREE IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP FROM WEST TEXAS A&M.

SHE VIEWS HER FAMILY AS ONE OF HER GREATEST ACHIEVEMENTS.

SHE AND HER HUSBAND OF 24 YEARS HAVE THREE CHILDREN, A DAUGHTER WHO TEACHES AND COACHES

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AT NAAMAN FOREST HIGH SCHOOL AND TWO SONS, ONE WHO JUST COMPLETED HIS SECOND YEAR OF COLLEGE AND THE OTHER WHO JUST GRADUATED FROM NAAMAN FOREST HIGH SCHOOL AND WILL BE ATTENDING COLLEGE IN WICHITA, KANSAS, THIS FALL.

SHE AND HER FAMILY HAVE MADE THE DECISION TO OFFICIALLY LAY DOWN THEIR ROOTS RIGHT HERE IN GARLAND ISD AND THEY ARE HOME.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I PRESENT TO YOU JEN GARCIA.

[APPLAUSE] THANK YOU, DR.

BROWN. GOOD EVENING.

BOARD PRESIDENT MILLER, BOARD OF TRUSTEES, DR.

LOPEZ, I'D LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE AND LEAD AT O'BANION MIDDLE SCHOOL. I AM EXTREMELY HONORED AND READY TO BE INSPIRED BY AND LEARN AND GROW FROM THE ENTIRE BISON COMMUNITY.

SO THANK YOU ONCE AGAIN FOR THE OPPORTUNITY.

I'M READY AND WE'RE READY AND WE'RE EXCITED.

THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] OUR NEXT PRINCIPAL IS THE NEW PRINCIPAL AT G.W.

CARVER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, —LILIANA MARTINEZ.

I'M SORRY, MARQUEZ [APPLAUSE] IT'S AN M.

[LAUGHTER] I WILL NOT EXPLAIN THAT TO MY HUSBAND.

OK, LILIANA MARQUEZ COMES TO G.W.

CARVER ELEMENTARY AS AN EDUCATOR WITH 14 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE.

SINCE BEGINNING HER CAREER, STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AND SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SUPPORT HAVE BEEN A LIFELONG COMMITMENT.

HER PRIOR EXPERIENCE INCLUDES SERVING AS KINDER GRADE AND FOURTH GRADE TEACHER IN GARLAND ISD. FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS, SHE HAS SERVED AS AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT BULLOCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

MS. MARQUEZ EARNED A BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN MEDICINE FROM UNIVERSIDAD PONTIFICIA BOLIVARIANA IN COLOMBIA. AFTER MOVING TO THE USA, SHE DECIDED TO PURSUE A CAREER IN EDUCATION.

SHE COMPLETED HER MASTER'S IN ADMINISTRATION IN EDUCATION FROM TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY COMMERCE. SHE AND HER HUSBAND HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 22 YEARS AND HAVE TWO CHILDREN, AND I BELIEVE THEY'RE HERE TONIGHT.

IF Y'ALL WANT TO WAIVE.

WAIVE. SHE LOOKS FORWARD TO CONTINUING HER JOURNEY TOGETHER WITH OUR GISD COMMUNITY.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I PRESENT TO YOU MS. LILIANA MARQUEZ.

THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] THANK YOU DR.

BROWN. GOOD EVENING, PRESIDENT MILLER, BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

DR. LOPEZ, I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR HONORING ME WITH THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE OUR COMMUNITY AS THE PRINCIPAL OF CARVER ELEMENTARY.

MY PROMISE IS TO LEAD WITH COMPASSION BY EXAMPLE WHILE ENSURING OUR KIDS HIGH EXPECTATIONS AND EQUITY.

I HOPE YOU CAN SEE MY EXCITEMENT.

I'M READY. LET'S CHARGE ON.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. [APPLAUSE] OUR NEW PRINCIPAL AT GOLDEN MEADOWS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HAD A PRIOR ENGAGEMENT THIS EVENING THAT SHE WAS UNABLE TO GET OUT OF.

MS. SAENZ. CLAUDIA V.

SAENZ HAS BEEN AN EDUCATOR FOR 15 YEARS, ALL IN GARLAND ISD WHERE SHE HAS GROWN AND WHERE SHE WANTS TO CONTINUE TO GROW AS AN EDUCATIONAL LEADER.

SHE BEGAN HER TEACHING CAREER AT RUTH ROACH ELEMENTARY AS A BILINGUAL TEACHER.

AFTER TEACHING FOR NINE YEARS, SHE BECAME ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT RUTH ROACH.

AS ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL SHE HAS BEEN A DILIGENT AND RESULTS ORIENTED ADMINISTRATOR WITH THE PRIMARY FOCUS ON POSITIVE AND SERVANT LEADERSHIP.

MS. SAENZ HAS EXPERIENCE WITH THE SUCCESSFUL IMPLEMENTATION OF ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS ONE WAY DUAL LANGUAGE, BALANCED LITERACY, AVID AND PBIS, AMONG OTHER SCHOOL AND DISTRICT WIDE INITIATIVES AND PROGRAMS. MS. SAENZ HOLDS A BACHELOR OF ARTS DEGREE AND INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES AND A MASTER'S IN EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP AND POLICY STUDIES WITH DUAL LANGUAGE EMPHASIS FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON.

OVERALL, MS. SAENZ IS DEDICATED AND COMMITTED TO ESTABLISHING AN INCLUSIVE AND COLLEGIAL SCHOOL COMMUNITY THAT PRIDES ITSELF ON MULTICULTURALISM, SERVING THE WHOLE CHILD HIGH EXPECTATIONS AND HIGH STUDENT SUCCESS RATES.

SHE IS PREPARED FOR HER NEW ROLE AS PRINCIPAL OF GOLDEN MEADOWS ELEMENTARY, AND SHE SAYS

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SHE'S READY. [APPLAUSE] OUR NEXT PRINCIPAL IS OUR NEW PRINCIPAL FOR NORTH LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL JAKE SHIRLEY.

JAKE SHIRLEY IS THE NEWLY APPOINTED PRINCIPAL AT NORTH LAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, A ROWLETT HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNUS HIMSELF.

JAKE STARTED HIS TEACHING CAREER AS A SOPHOMORE ENGLISH TEACHER AT ROWLETT HIGH SCHOOL.

AS HIS EDUCATIONAL CAREER PROGRESSED, JAKE BECAME AN ENGLISH TEACHER AND HEAD TRACK AND FIELD COACH AT MAYBANK HIGH SCHOOL AND EVENTUALLY ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT CENTRAL ATHENS ELEMENTARY. IT WAS HERE THAT JAKE LED HIS CAMPUS AS RESTORATIVE DISCIPLINE COORDINATOR TO BECOME THE FIRST CAMPUS IN THE STATE OF TEXAS TO RECEIVE A BADGE OF DISTINCTION AND RECOGNITION FOR RESTORATIVE DISCIPLINE PRACTICES FROM THE TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY.

JAKE FOUND HIS WAY BACK TO GARLAND ISD AS ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT WEAVER ELEMENTARY UNDER THE DIRECTION AND SUPPORT OF PRINCIPAL JENNY THOMASON, WHERE HE SERVED FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS. JAKE IS ONE OF SIX STATE TRAINERS IN RESTORATIVE DISCIPLINE PRACTICES FOR THE TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY AND WAS RECENTLY ADMITTED AS A DOCTORAL STUDENT AT TEXAS TECH UNIVERSITY STUDYING FOR A PH.D.

IN EDUCATIONAL POLICY.

JAKE HAS BEEN MARRIED TO SARAH SHIRLEY, ALSO A TEACHER IN GARLAND ISD, FOR 13 WONDERFUL YEARS. IN THEIR TIME AWAY FROM SCHOOL THEY ENJOY TRAINING FOR ULTRAMARATHONS WITH HIS TWO AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERDS, ROGER AND PAVA.

RIGHT.

YOU GOT IT. I MEANT TO ASK YOU.

ROGER AND PAVA. LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, I PRESENT TO YOU JAKE SHIRLEY.

[APPLAUSE] THANK YOU VERY MUCH, PRESIDENT MILLER, BOARD OF TRUSTEES DR.

LOPEZ. IT'S A GREAT HONOR AND IS VERY HUMBLING TO ASSUME THIS POSITION.

THE POSITION OF PRINCIPAL IS LARGELY A POSITION OF SERVICE.

AND I SO LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING THE STUDENTS AND THE COMMUNITY AND THE TEACHERS AT NORTHLAKE ELEMENTARY.

I AM READY TO ROLL UP MY SLEEVES AND PARTNER WITH THOSE TEACHERS TO HELP GROW THESE WONDERFUL, PRECIOUS STUDENTS AT NORTHLAKE ELEMENTARY.

THANK YOU FOR TRUSTING ME WITH THE CARE AND THE EDUCATION OF THESE WONDERFUL STUDENTS.

THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] JAKE, I BELIEVE YOU HAD SOMEONE HERE WITH YOU THIS EVENING.

THAT'S MY WIFE, SARAH. OK, AND THANK YOU, BOARD OF TRUSTEES, THAT IS ALL OF OUR NEW ADMINISTRATORS THIS MONTH.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. WE'RE GOING TO GO BACK TO OUR AGENDA.

WE'RE GOING TO GO UP TO NUMBER THREE, WHICH IS CONDUCT A PUBLIC MEETING.

[III.A. Conduct a Public Meeting on the District’s Safe Return to In-Person Instruction and Continuity of Services Plan – Dr. Shelley Garrett and Renee Kotsopoulos]

WE WILL NOW CONDUCT A PUBLIC MEETING ON THE DISTRICT'S SAFE RETURN TO IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION AND CONTINUITY OF SERVICES PLAN.

IT IS NOW 5:51 P.M.

NURSE K WILL YOU PLEASE BEGIN.

GOOD EVENING, PRESIDENT MILLER, BOARD OF TRUSTEES, DR.

LOPEZ, TODAY I'M HERE TO PRESENT THE INFORMATION ABOUT THE DISTRICT'S SAFE RETURN AND CONTINUITY OF SERVICE PLAN FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR, 21 22.

BEFORE I START, I JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW THAT SEVERAL THINGS OCCURRED BEFORE WE PUT OUT THIS HANDBOOK FOR THE PUBLIC TO REVIEW.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE DID IS WE WANTED TO GET FEEDBACK FROM A LOT OF OUR STAKEHOLDERS BEFORE WE ACTUALLY PROVIDED THE FINAL VERSION TO THE PUBLIC.

ADMINISTRATION, NURSES HAVE A GOOD PULSE OF WHAT PARENTS ARE SAYING IN THEIR COMMUNITY.

AND SO WE WANTED TO ALREADY ADDRESS SOME OF THOSE ISSUES.

SO WHEN IT WAS PUT OUT TO THE PUBLIC, THEY COULD SEE THAT WE WERE RESPONDING TO THINGS THAT THEY HAVE BEEN COMMENTING ON THROUGHOUT THIS SCHOOL YEAR.

DR. GARRETT DID SEND OUT A SURVEY TO OVER 2000 OFFICE STAFF AND TEACHERS AND ADDRESSED PLEXIGLASS IN THE CLASSROOM AND CAFETERIA.

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HARD COPY OF THE HANDBOOK, AS WRITTEN, WENT TO CAMPUS BASED ADMINISTRATION.

WE HELD IN PERSON, NOT IN PERSON, BUT ZOOM MEETINGS WITH ALL NURSES ADMINISTRATION AND SO THAT THEY COULD GIVE US THE FEEDBACK BEFORE WE PUT IT OUT FOR PUBLIC COMMENT.

ONE OTHER THING WE DID ONCE WE GOT EVERYBODY'S COMMENTS, THEN WE WENT AHEAD AND PUT IT OUT TO ALL OF OUR STAKEHOLDERS.

WHAT THAT INVOLVED WAS DIRECT EMAILS TO COMMUNITY GROUPS TO PUSH OUT TO ITS MEMBERS, DIRECT EMAILS TO STAFF ADMINISTRATION AND TO STUDENTS GROUPS IN PERSON MEETING WITH STUDENTS. AND YOU'LL HEAR A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THOSE IN-PERSON MEETINGS IN A LITTLE BIT LATER IN THE PRESENTATIONS WE SENT OUT AS A REMINDER AND E NEWSLETTER TO FAMILIES, STAFF, VIP'S AND EVEN GISD LITTLE CLUB'S MEMBERS.

SO WE TRY TO GET AS MANY PEOPLE TO LOOK AT OUR HANDBOOK AND GIVE US THEIR FEEDBACK.

THAT INCLUDED ROUGHLY 63000 CONTACTS.

WE PLACED IT ON OUR COVID-19 SCHOOL OPERATIONS PAGE AND IT WAS ACCESSED ABOUT SEVENTEEN HUNDRED TIMES BETWEEN JUNE 4TH AND JUNE 16TH.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT HOW MANY RESPONDERS THAT WE HAVE, I KNOW THE NUMBER MAY APPEAR SMALL WITH FOUR HUNDRED AND EIGHTY FIVE RESPONDENTS, BUT WHAT YOU'VE GOT TO REALIZE IS THIS WAS AN OPEN ENDED SURVEY AND A LOT OF PEOPLE ALREADY HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT BEFORE WE EVEN PUT IT OUT FOR PUBLIC COMMENT.

SO LIKE MR. JOHNSON HAD SAID LAST MEETING, WE FOLLOWED THE SCIENCE, SO WE UPDATED IT BASED ON WHAT THE SCIENCE SHOWED.

OF THOSE RESPONDENTS, 57 PERCENT WERE STAFF.

AND WHAT WAS INTERESTING ABOUT THE STAFF COMMENTS IS I'LL GET TO THAT A LITTLE BIT.

BUT WHAT THEY REALLY WANTED ADDRESS WAS ALLOWING VISITORS INTO THEIR BUILDINGS AND HOW IT WAS IMPACTING THE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE AND HOW THEY WERE ABLE TO IMPACT THEIR STUDENTS EDUCATION. SO IT'S ALMOST LIKE THEY WERE REITERATING WHAT THEY HAD SAID PREVIOUSLY.

WE HAD ABOUT TWENTY EIGHT PERCENT OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WERE PARENTS, 14 PERCENT WERE STUDENTS, AND ONE PERCENT WERE COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

WHEN YOU LOOKED AT THE RESPONSES.

TWENTY FIVE PERCENT OF THE RESPONSES BASICALLY EITHER SAID GOOD JOB IN THE HANDBOOK OR THEY WERE SATISFIED WITH THE WAY IT WAS WRITTEN.

WE EVEN HAD SOME THAT JUST PUT THEIR EMAIL ADDRESS AND DIDN'T RESPOND AT ALL.

BUT THEY WANTED TO LET US KNOW THAT THEY SAW THE HANDBOOK.

20 PERCENT RESPONDED AGAIN THAT THEY WANT ACCESS FOR PARENTS.

ABOUT 67 PERCENT RESPONDED TO REMOVE ALL PLEXIGLASS AND THEN TO PLEASE INITIATE FIELD TRIPS. AND THEN ABOUT FOUR PERCENT SAID THEY WANTED TO HAVE SHARED RESOURCES AGAIN IN THEIR CLASSROOMS. OF THE UPDATED HANDBOOK THAT WE PROVIDED IN YOUR BOARD BOOK, YOU'LL NOTICE THAT THE PLEXIGLAS DIVIDERS IN THE CLASSROOMS AND CAFETERIA ARE REMOVED.

HOWEVER, WE WILL HAVE PLEXIGLAS IN THE CAFETERIA THAT WILL BE AVAILABLE UPON PARENT REQUEST. WE REMOVED ALL REFERENCES TO VIRTUAL LEARNING.

UNDER VISITOR ACCESS.

WE REMOVED ANY REFERENCE TO CAMPUS SCREENING.

VISITORS, VOLUNTEERS, ANYBODY THAT ENTERS OUR FACILITY WILL SELF SCREEN AND IF THEY'RE ILL, THEY WILL NOT ENTER OUR FACILITIES.

WE REMOVED THE SPACE WHERE IT SAID WILL BE LIMITED TO EXCEPTIONAL CIRCUMSTANCES WHEN IT COMES TO VISITOR ACCESS PARENTS WHOEVER IS VISITING OUR CAMPUSES, THEY'LL MAKE AN APPOINTMENT. AND THEN ONCE WE HAVE A SAFETY PLAN IN PLACE, THEY'LL BE ALLOWED TO ACCESS OUR BUILDINGS IF THE PLAN IS APPROVED BY THE PRINCIPAL.

WE REMOVED ALSO THAT STAFF CAN ONLY LEAVE CAMPUS DURING THE INSTRUCTIONAL DAY TO GET FOOD.

THEY CAN LEAVE TO GO TO THE DOCTOR.

THEY CAN LEAVE TO GO VISIT ANOTHER CAMPUS AS LONG AS THEY HAVE PARENT PERMISSION.

ANOTHER THING THAT WAS REMOVED WAS THE AMOUNT OF MANIPULATIVENESS.

THEY CAN BE SHARED.

THEY WILL JUST HAVE TO BE CLEANED FREQUENTLY.

AND THAT IS BASED ON NEW CDC GUIDANCE.

AND THEN I WILL OPEN IT UP TO ANY COMMENTS YOU MAY HAVE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH NURSE K.

BOARD, ANY QUESTIONS? WE'LL START WITH MR. JOHNSON. HI.

AFTER THE COMMITTEE MEETING, I THOUGHT ABOUT THIS PRESENTATION, SO I KNOW THERE'S BEEN SOME ALTERATIONS TO IT, BUT THIS MAY NOT BE A QUESTION SO MUCH FOR YOU AS IT IS FOR THE ADMINISTRATION BASED ON YOUR PLAN.

BUT THIS PLAN CONTINUES TO CALL FOR CONTACT TRACING, CORRECT? YES. AND IT CONTINUES TO CALL FOR QUARANTINE IF A STUDENT IS BEING CONTACT TRACED TO HAVE

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BEEN WITHIN SOMEONE WHO HAS BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH COVID-19 WITH EXPOSURE WITHIN SIX FEET FOR OVER 15 MINUTES.

CORRECT. IF IT'S A WHAT WE CALL A HIGH RISK CONTACT.

SO OUTSIDE OF OUR FACILITIES.

OK, WHAT ABOUT INSIDE THE FACILITY? INSIDE THE FACILITIES THEN WE CAN DO RAPID TESTING AND KEEP THEM ON CAMPUS UNLESS THEY'RE HAVING SYMPTOMS. OK, SO BUT THAT'S ONLY IF THE PARENT HAS APPROVED THE RAPID TESTING PROTOCOL. RIGHT. THEY SIGN THE PERMISSION SLIP IF THEY WANT IT.

DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA WHAT PERCENTAGE OF OUR PARENTS ARE DOING THAT? WE STARTED TO INCLUDE STUDENTS.

I THINK IT WAS LIKE MAYBE 45 DAYS BEFORE THE END OF SCHOOL.

AND WE'VE NEVER HAD A PARENT REFUSE.

NOW, THAT WAS AT THE END OF THIS SCHOOL YEAR.

I GUESS MY QUESTION WOULD BE, AND THIS IS WHAT DIRECT, I UNDERSTAND, WHAT WE'RE DOING.

THIS WOULD BE MORE FOR DR. LOPEZ AND MAYBE IF THERE'S SOMEONE ELSE HERE WHO COULD ADDRESS IT, TOO. BUT WHAT HAPPENS IF A STUDENT DOES HAVE TO QUARANTINE BASED ON A CONTACT TRACE? WE DON'T HAVE A DUAL PLATFORM LEARNING ANYMORE.

THEY CAN'T SIMPLY SLIDE TO VIRTUAL THE WAY WE DID LAST YEAR.

SO WHAT ARE WE DOING FOR THESE KIDS TO ONE, KEEP THEM CAUGHT UP WITH SPEED WITH THE CLASS SO THEY DON'T LOSE 10 DAYS POTENTIALLY OF INSTRUCTION AND TWO, SO WE DON'T LOSE ADA FOR THOSE DAYS AS WELL.

MR. PRESIDENT, MR. JOHNSON, THAT'S ONE OF THE BEAUTIES OF THE CANVAS LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, IS THAT ALL OF THE STUDENTS ASSIGNMENTS ARE GOING TO BE LOADED INTO THAT.

AND WHILE THERE WON'T BE A DIRECT TEACHING COMPONENT LIKE WE HAD THIS YEAR WITH OUR HYBRID MODEL, THE STUDENT WILL STILL BE ABLE TO ACCESS THEIR ASSIGNMENTS.

IF YOU THINK BEFORE WE HAD CANVAS, IF YOUR CHILD WAS SICK WITH FLU OR HAD A BAD COLD, WE WOULD GATHER THE ASSIGNMENTS AT THE ATTENDANCE OFFICE.

THEN THE PARENT WOULD GO PICK THEM UP FROM THE FRONT OFFICE AND THEN THEY DO THEIR MAKEUP WORK AND THEN THEY BRING IT BACK.

THIS ALLOWS THE STUDENT, AS THEY'RE FEELING ABLE TO TO COMPLETE THE WORK IN A MORE TIMELY MANNER. AS FOR ADA, IF A STUDENT IS NOT PHYSICALLY PRESENT, WE CAN'T COUNT THEM PRESENT.

AND SO THAT REVERTS TO WHAT IT WAS LIKE PRE COVID, EXCEPT FOR WE DIDN'T HAVE STUDENTS DISAPPEARING FOR 10 DAY PERIODS OF TIME, PRE COVID WHEN THEY'RE NOT ESPECIALLY WHEN THEY'RE POTENTIALLY NOT SICK.

I MEAN THEY MAY NEVER GET COVID AND THEY WERE JUST CONTACT TRACED TO SOMEONE WHO DID.

AND I MEAN, HAVE WE CONSIDERED THE FINANCIAL IMPACT POTENTIALLY OF THAT OF LOSING STUDENTS FOR SOMETIMES UP TO ALMOST TWO SCHOOL WEEK'S OF TIME, BECAUSE THUS FAR WE HAVEN'T LOST ANY ADA FOR ANY OF THESE KIDS BECAUSE IT ROLLED INTO VIRTUAL, BUT NOW WE'D LOSE IT. AND SO AS I JUST WENT THROUGH A BUDGET PRESENTATION YESTERDAY, IT DIDN'T SOUND SO GREAT. SO I JUST ASSUME TO NOT LOSE TWO WEEKS OF ADA POTENTIALLY FOR EACH STUDENT WE CONTACT TRACE. SO DO WE HAVE A PLAN TO IT TO DEAL WITH THIS? I THINK THE REAL QUESTION WITH THIS IS, NURSE K, WHAT IS THE AMOUNT OF CONTACT TRACING DO WE ANTICIPATE? I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND THE QUESTION.

AND BACK THEN, WE WERE CONTACT TRACING EVERYBODY.

AND IT SEEMED LIKE, YOU KNOW, EVEN PERSONALLY SPEAKING, AS SUPERINTENDENT, I HAD TO LIMIT MY VISITS BECAUSE IF I GOT CONTACT TRACED, THEN I WAS QUARANTINED, YOU KNOW, AND IT JUST MADE IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO DO ANYTHING RIGHT.

SO EVERY OTHER WEEK RIGHT. FELT LIKE IT. [LAUGHTER] YEAH. SO WHAT IS THE AMOUNT OF CONTACT TRACING.

WE HAD A LOT OF KIDS THAT WERE QUARANTINED BECAUSE OF CONTACT TRACING.

DO WE EXPECT THAT IN MAGNITUDE OR DO WE EXPECT IT TO BE MINIMALIZED? WHAT DO WE ANTICIPATE? I SUSPECT THAT IT WILL BE A LOT A LOT LESS THAN IT WAS THIS SCHOOL YEAR FOR A COUPLE OF REASONS. NUMBER ONE, IF IT'S LOW RISK, LIKE IT'S IN ONE OF OUR FACILITIES, WE DO NOT EXCLUDE THE STUDENT OR A STAFF MEMBER.

WE MONITOR THEM FOR SYMPTOMS. SO WE HAVE TO CONTACT TRACE.

THERE'S NO WAY AROUND THAT. BUT IF YOU HAVE A COLD SYMPTOM, FOR INSTANCE, WE HAVE A STUDENT THAT NORMALLY THE PARENT WOULD HAVE TO PICK UP TAKE TO THE DOCTOR BECAUSE THEY HAVE ALLERGY TYPE SYMPTOMS AND WE'RE NOT SURE IF IT'S COVID.

WE CAN NOW RAPID TEST THEM RIGHT ON THE SPOT SO THEY CAN STAY IN THE CLASSROOM ONCE WE GET A NEGATIVE TEST RESULT.

THE SAME WAY FOR STAFF MEMBERS, WE'RE NOW TESTING SYMPTOMATIC STAFF.

SO THAT'S REALLY GOING TO LOWER THOSE AMOUNT OF TIME THAT THESE PEOPLE HAVE TO BE OFF CAMPUSES. IF YOU HAVE A STUDENT THAT YOU HAVE TWO PEOPLE IN THE FAMILY THAT HAVE COVID, THEN YES, THOSE KIDS WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO WILL QUARANTINE.

BUT THOSE WE'RE SEEING THAT LESS AND LESS AS THE ADULTS ARE GETTING VACCINATED.

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AND WHAT WE'RE FINDING NOW AT THE END, I HATE TO SAY WE WERE TWIDDLING OUR THUMBS BECAUSE WE WERE FAR FROM DOING THAT.

BUT FROM WHERE WE WERE TO WHERE WE ARE NOW IS NIGHT AND DAY WITH THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WE HAVE TO QUARANTINE.

NIGHT AND DAY DIFFERENCE.

WE EVEN HAD A CASE IN ONE OF OUR ATHLETICS AND WE DIDN'T HAVE TO QUARANTINE ALL THEM.

WE TESTED EVERY ONE OF THEM SO THEY COULD CONTINUE TO COME TO SCHOOL.

SO WITH THE RAPID TESTING, WE HAD THE ABILITY TO KEEP THESE KIDS IN SCHOOL A LOT EASIER.

NOW, IS THE RAPID TESTING PROGRAM, IS THAT SOMETHING THAT PARENTS ARE GOING TO SIGN ON TO AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR? KIND OF LIKE A YES, IF THIS COMES UP, YOU CAN RAPID TEST MY CHILD, OR IS IT SOMETHING THAT IS ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS? AS NEED COMES, THEY'RE CONTACTED AND THE PERMISSION IS GIVEN.

THE THING ABOUT THE PERMISSION SLIP, IT'S USUALLY ONE PERMISSION SLIP PER TEST.

SO IN OTHER WORDS, YOU TEST, YOU HAVE TO HAVE A PERMISSION SLIP.

YOU HAVE TO TEST AGAIN. YOU HAVE TO HAVE A PERMISSION SLIP.

BUT DEPENDING ON HOW HAZEL HEALTH, IF WE DO APPROVE HAZEL HEALTH, THEY ARE WILLING TO WRITE AN ORDER FOR THAT SERVICE TO BE PART OF THEIR PACKAGE PLAN.

AND WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS WHEN THEY SIGN THE PERMISSION FORM FOR HAZEL HEALTH, THEY'RE ALSO SIGNING THAT THEIR CHILD COULD BE RAPID TESTED.

AND THEN WE HAVE A DOCTOR'S ORDER FOR THE RAPID TEST, SO WE DON'T NEED RE-PERMISSION.

SO I'M LOOKING AT WAYS RIGHT NOW TO MAKE IT SO IT'S EASIER FOR PARENTS TO GET THEIR STUDENTS RAPID TEST RATHER THAN HAVING TO COME UP, RATHER THAN HAVING TO FAX THE PERMISSION SLIP, RATHER THAN HAVING TO GO TO PDC.

ANOTHER THING THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING THIS YEAR IS EXPANDING OUR RAPID TESTING TO INCLUDE A LOT MORE CAMPUSES.

SO IT'D BE CAMPUS BASED RATHER THAN EVERYBODY HAVING TO GO TO PDC.

SO WE HAVE THAT IN THE ELEMENTARY, BUT WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO GET THAT IN THE MIDDLE AND THE HIGH SCHOOL. LET'S WALK THROUGH THAT.

SO YOU GOT A SITUATION ON AN ELEMENTARY CAMPUS, SO NONE OF THE STUDENTS HAVE BEEN VACCINATED BECAUSE A KID AT A CAFETERIA DIAGNOSED WITH COVID.

IT'S UNFORTUNATE, BUT SEVERAL KIDS SITTING WITHIN SIX FEET FOR THAT TWENTY FIVE MINUTE PERIOD THEY'RE IN LUNCH. SO THAT WOULD LIKELY MEET THE DEFINITION OF, YOU WOULD SAY OF A LOW CONTACT OR WOULD THAT BE A HIGHER? EXPOSURE. THE LONGER THE TIME AND THE CLOSER THE CONTACT IS, THE HIGHER THE RISK.

SO WHEN YOU LIVE WITH SOMEONE, YOU'RE SEEING THEM ALL THE TIME.

YOU'RE EATING MEALS WITH THEM.

YOU'RE IN CLOSE CONTACT WITH THEM ON A CONTINUAL BASIS FOR SEVERAL DAYS.

SO BUT THAT LOW LEVEL CONTACT WOULD STILL REQUIRE A RAPID TEST.

WOULD STILL REQUIRE A RAPID TEST.

SO WOULD IT BE ONE RAPID TEST OR DO YOU HAVE TO TEST AFTER THREE DAYS AND AFTER SEVEN DAYS. IT WOULD BE AT DAY THREE AND DAY SIX.

DAY SIX. BUT WHAT WE FIND IS A LOT OF TIMES WE DON'T FIND OUT THAT A STUDENT OR A STAFF MEMBER IS POSITIVE FOR SEVERAL DAYS LATER, SO SOMETIMES THEY ONLY HAVE TO TEST ONCE, DEPENDING ON WHEN WE FIND OUT.

SO THE SWEET SPOT OF DAY THREE AND DAY SIX, SOMETIMES WE TEST ON DAY FOUR AND DAY SEVEN.

OK, YOU GOT TO HAVE THAT SECOND TEST TO MAKE SURE THAT THE VIRUS HASN'T STARTED TO MULTIPLY IN THE SYSTEM.

AND IF EVERYTHING STARTS SUBSIDING, THIS PROTOCOL IS NOT SET IN STONE FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR. NO. ONE OF THE THINGS THE REQUIREMENT OF ESSER IS THAT WE REVISE WE LOOK AT THIS HANDBOOK FREQUENTLY AND WE REVISE IT AS WE NEED TO REVISE IT.

MS. STANLEY.

WHAT ABOUT IN ELEMENTARY WHERE THAT CHILD IS SITTING AT THE LUNCH TABLE, BUT THEY'RE ALSO IN THE CLASS TOGETHER.

SO THEY DON'T IN THE ELEMENTARY, YOU DON'T SIT AT A TABLE WITH PEOPLE YOU DON'T GO TO CLASS WITH.

FOR THE MOST PART.

WHEN WE CONTACT TRACE WE LOOK AT EVERYWHERE THAT CHILD WENT PREVIOUS 48 HOURS.

SO THAT WOULD INCLUDE THE CAFETERIA, IT WOULD INCLUDE THE CLASSROOM, INCLUDES SPECIALS, WHEREVER THEY MAY HAVE WENT.

BUT THAT WOULD STILL BE CONSIDERED SMALL RISK.

YES. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FROM THE BOARD.

AT THIS POINT OF THIS PUBLIC HEARING OR PUBLIC MEETING I NEED TO ASK IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE.

MR. PRESIDENT, I MAKE A MOTION TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC MEETING.

SECOND.

WE HAVE A MOTION BY MR. GLICK SECONDED BY LINDA GRIFFIN TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC MEETING.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE BY RAISING YOUR HAND.

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THIS NOW CONCLUDES A PUBLIC MEETING ON THE DISTRICT'S SAFE RETURN TO IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION AND CONTINUITY PLAN.

CONTINUITY OF SERVICES PLAN.

OK, WE WILL NOW CONDUCT A PUBLIC MEETING ON THE DISTRICT'S 2021, 2022 BUDGET AND PROPOSED

[III.B. Conduct a Public Meeting on the District’s 2021-2022 Budget and Proposed Tax Rate – Dr. Brent Ringo and Brandy Mayo]

TAX RATE. IT IS NOW 6:07 DR.

BRENT RINGO AND DR.

BRANDY MAYO, PLEASE BEGIN.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

GOOD EVENING. PRESIDENT MILLER, BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

DR. LOPEZ, WE ARE HERE TO PRESENT A PUBLIC MEETING ON THE 21 22 BUDGET AND PROPOSED TAX RATE. THIS IS THE INFORMATION THAT WE DID PRESENT IN FINANCE COMMITTEE LAST WEEK AND THERE HAS BEEN NO CHANGES.

WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE 21 22 PROPOSED BUDGETS FOR GENERAL FUND, DEBT SERVICE FUND AND STUDENT NUTRITION FUND.

THOSE ALL THREE FUNDS REQUIRE BOARD APPROVAL AND WE'LL BE BRINGING THOSE FORWARD TO TONIGHT AND WE'LL BE DISCUSSING THE 21 22 PROPOSED TAX RATES.

THOSE RATES WILL BE ADOPTED IN AUGUST OF THIS YEAR.

THE 21 22 GENERAL FUND BUDGET ASSUMPTIONS.

WE EXPECT TO BE FULLY OPERATIONAL IN FY 22.

OUR FISCAL YEAR STARTS JULY 1ST.

OUR TAXABLE ACCESSED VALUE IS 3 PERCENT.

THAT'S THE SAME PERCENTAGE GROWTH WE'VE BEEN PRESENTING IN ALL OF OUR BUDGET WORKSHOPS.

WE EXPECT A 98 PERCENT TAX COLLECTION RATE.

OUR AVERAGE DAILY ATTENDANCE TO BUILD THE BUDGET IS FORTY NINE THOUSAND NINE ZERO SIX.

THAT'S A THOUSAND ADA REDUCTION FROM THIS CURRENT FISCAL YEAR AS BEEN PRESENTED AND WE DO EXPECT REVENUE FLUCTUATIONS EITHER POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE WITH THE NEW LEGISLATION THAT JUST ENDED THIS SHOWS, OUR 2021 COVID AS PROJECTED.

THIS FIGURE DOES NOT INCLUDE OUR HOLD HARMLESS.

OUR ADA WILL BE FINALIZED AFTER OUR PEIMS SUMMER SUBMISSION AND THEN WE'LL DETERMINE HOW HOLD HARMLESS HAS AFFECTED US.

AND THIS IS THE REVENUE BREAKDOWN THAT SHOWS THE OFFSET OF STATE AND LOCAL FUNDS, AS ARE LOCAL FUNDS INCREASE, OUR STATE REVENUE DECREASES.

SO IT'S A DIRECT OFFICE OFFSET.

OUR CURRENT UNKNOWN'S OR THE TRUE OUTCOME OF THE 87TH LEGISLATURE IMPACT.

WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON THAT.

WE'RE RECEIVING NEW INFORMATION EVERY DAY, SO WE'LL KEEP THE BOARD POSTED AS WE LEARN NEW INFORMATION. OUR PROJECTIONS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE BASED ON ALL THE UPDATED TEA GUIDANCE AND NEW COVID IMPACTS.

ADA RECOVERY AND OPEN ENROLLMENT ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PRESENTATION.

AND PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THE FLEET REPLACEMENT SCHEDULE FOR TRANSPORTATION THAT WE'VE DISCUSSED IN THE PAST ABOUT THREE MILLION PER YEAR IS ALSO NOT INCLUDED IN THIS BUDGET.

IT'S FOLLOWING THE PLAN MODEL AND FUNDS COME FROM FUND BALANCE, AS WE'VE HISTORICALLY PRESENTED THAT TO THE BOARD.

ONE THING WE'VE ASKED YOU TO KIND OF KEEP IN MIND AS WE LOOK AT THE OVERALL BUDGET IMPACT, ARE THE IN-HOUSE DISINFECTING AND THE COVID RELATED EXPENSES THAT WE DID ADD TO THE BUDGET LAST FISCAL YEAR FOR COVID RELIEF.

AND AS WE KIND OF GET THINGS BACK TO NORMAL, WE CAN START REVIEWING THESE BUDGETS AND THEY WILL POSITIVELY AFFECT THE OUTCOME OF THE GENERAL FUND BUDGET.

THESE ARE THE GENERAL FUND BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WE'VE REVIEWED LINE BY LINE DETAILS ONE TIME AND ONGOING RECOMMENDATIONS.

THIS IS A LINE GRAPH OF THE PROJECTED REVENUES AND EXPENSES.

THIS IS THE SAME FORMAT THAT WE'VE SHARED WITH YOU IN THE PAST TO GIVE YOU A VISUAL REPRESENTATION. THIS DOESN'T INCLUDE OUR PROJECTED PAYROLL AND NON PAYROLL SAVINGS FOR OUR CURRENT BUDGET, AS WE'VE SPOKE ABOUT BEFORE, THE CURRENT BUDGET FOR THE FINAL BUDGET AMENDMENTS THAT YOU'LL SEE TODAY SHOW ABOUT A TWENTY SEVEN MILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT TO BUDGET. BUT WE DO EXPECT THAT TO BE FLAT AND THAT DOES AFFECT OUR FUTURE FUND BALANCES.

THIS IS A REPRESENTATION OF OUR CURRENT BUDGET AS COMPARED TO OUR PROJECTED BUDGET.

THIS PROJECTED BUDGET DOES INCLUDE OUR DISTRICT STAFFING REDUCTIONS THAT WE'VE GONE OVER IN DETAIL, OUR TEACHER INCENTIVE ALLOTMENT THAT WILL BE STARTED THIS FISCAL YEAR AND WILL BE STARTED DISTRICT WIDE NEXT FISCAL YEAR.

AND THE TWO PERCENT BOARD APPROVED PAY RAISE IS ALSO INCLUDED HERE.

AND THEN YOU CAN SEE THE FUTURE FISCAL YEAR'S EFFECTS.

WE PRESENTED SOME DETAILED PROJECTIONS ON FUTURE FISCAL YEARS LAST NIGHT AS WELL.

THIS IS A GENERAL OPERATING FUND.

WHEN WE COME TO YOU LATER TODAY IN A LOWER AGENDA ITEM FOR ACTION, WE'LL SHOW YOU THE GENERAL OPERATING FUND, THE STUDENT NUTRITION FUND AND THE DEBT SERVICE FUND.

AND WE'LL ASK YOU TO ADOPT THESE BUDGETS BY FUNCTION.

THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE ONE PAGE DOCUMENT THAT WE'LL BE BRINGING TO YOU LATER TODAY FOR ADOPTION. AND THEN THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF THE PROPOSED TAX RATE.

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THIS IS THE PUBLICATION AND NOTICE THAT WE POSTED IN THE DALLAS MORNING NEWS AS EDUCATION AND TEXAS TAX CODE REQUIRE, DUE TO OUR CERTIFIED VALUES NOT BEING RELEASED UNTIL THE END OF JULY, THE M&O AND I&S TAX RATE IN THIS NOTICE DOES EXCEED WHAT WE EXPECT TO BE APPROVED IN AUGUST.

TEA REQUIRES SUBMISSION, A CERTIFIED VALUE TO SET THE COMPRESSED TAX RATE.

SO BASED ON TEA AND TASBO GUIDANCE, WE DID PUBLISH AT A HIGHER RATE THAN WE EXPECT AND WE HAVE DISCUSSED THAT IN PRIOR MEETINGS.

WE DISCUSSED LAST NIGHT OUR TAX RATIFICATION ELECTION OPTION FOR 2021 ELECTIONS MUST BE ON THE NOVEMBER UNIFORM ELECTION DATE.

WE NEED THE JULY DCAD VALUE TO COMPLETE TEA SURVEY TO DETERMINE OUR M&O TAX RATE FOR OUR MCR AND TEA WE'LL HAVE TO CONFIRM AND COMMUNICATE THAT TAX RATE BACK TO US.

SO WE EXPECT TO SEE THAT IN JULY.

AND THEN TO HOLD IN NOVEMBER A TRE A DISTRICT MUST CALL THE ELECTION NO LATER THAN AUGUST 16TH. AND WE DISCUSSED A LOT OF THESE DETAILS IN A PRIOR MEETING.

THIS IS THE PER PENNY IMPACT OF OUR M&O TAX RATE.

IF WE CHOOSE TO CONSIDER ALL PENNIES IT WOULD BE APPROXIMATELY A 50 MILLION DOLLAR INCREASE TO OUR GENERAL FUND REVENUE.

AND THIS IS THE EXAMPLE OF THE TAXES THAT WE HOPE TO ADOPT IN AUGUST ONCE WE DO RECEIVED OUR FINAL MCR.

THIS IS BASED ON OUR PROJECTION AND OVERALL NET ZERO CHANGE IN TOTAL TAX RATE.

AND THEN IN SUMMARY, CURRENTLY IMPLEMENTED IN FY 21 AND FY 22 WERE TWELVE PERCENT REDUCTIONS TO NON PAYROLL BUDGET.

THE FY 22 OUTCOME OF THOSE REDUCTIONS WAS ABOUT SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS.

WE DO PLAN TO CONTINUE OUR BUDGET RESTRICTIONS ON NON PAYROLL EXPENSES AND THOSE INCLUDE RESTRICTIONS ON TRAVEL.

AND THERE'S A LIST OF SOME OTHER ITEMS, FOR EXAMPLE, FOOD, TEE SHIRTS, THINGS OF THAT NATURE. AND THERE WILL STILL BE A REVIEW OF EVERY VACANCY BY ROUNDTABLE.

THOSE SAVINGS WE DO EXPECT TO BE REALIZED AT YEAR END.

AND WE DID INCLUDE OUR FY 22 RAISE SCENARIOS IN THIS PRESENTATION AND ALL OF OUR ADDITIONAL PAYROLL REDUCTIONS.

SO BECAUSE WE MENTIONED BEFORE, CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW IS THE IMPACT OF THE 87TH LEGISLATURE. AND WE'RE GOING TO TALK MORE TONIGHT ABOUT THE IMPACT OF ESSER THREE AND GAINING SOME MORE KNOWLEDGE THERE.

AND WE ARE EXPECTING REVENUE SHIFTS, POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE.

QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS.

OK BOARD. THIS IS A PRESENTATION WE SAW IN COMMITTEE.

DO WE HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS OR DISCUSSIONS FOR THIS TIME? OK, SEEING NONE.

ARE THERE ANY MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE WHO HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON THIS PUBLIC MEETING TOPIC? MR. PRESIDENT, I'LL MAKE A MOTION TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC MEETING.

SECOND. WE HAVE A MOTION BY MR. GLICK, SECONDED BY MR. BEACH, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF CLOSING THE PUBLIC MEETING RAISE YOUR HAND.

IT IS UNANIMOUS.

THIS NOW CONCLUDES THE PUBLIC MEETING ON THE DISTRICT'S 2021 2022 BUDGET AND THE PROPOSED TAX RATE. IT IS NOW 6:15 PUBLIC HEARING IS CLOSED.

WE WILL MOVE TO OUR LAST PUBLIC MEETING.

WE WILL NOT CONDUCT A PUBLIC MEETING ON THE DISTRICT'S INTENT TO SUBMIT AN

[III.C. Conduct a Public Meeting on the District’s Intent to Submit Application and Use of ESSER III Funds – Dr. Jovan Grant-Wells, Dr. Kimberly Caddell, Dr. Brent Ringo and Brandy Mayo]

APPLICATION AND USE OF ESSER THREE FUNDS.

IT IS NOW 6:16 DR.

RINGO. PLEASE BEGIN. MR. MILLER, BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

DR. LOPEZ, GOOD EVENING.

BEFORE YOU YOU HAVE THE DISTRICT'S INFORMATION ON THE ESSER THREE PLAN.

LET ME PULL THAT POWERPOINT UP.

THIS PLAN HAS BEEN DEVELOPED EXTENSIVELY WITH A LOT OF FEEDBACK, AS YOU WILL SEE SHORTLY AS WE GO TO THIS PRESENTATION AND HOW THE INFORMATION WITH ALL THAT FEEDBACK HAS BEEN OUTLINED ON OUR DISTRICTS INTENT FOR THE USE OF ESSER 3 FUNDS.

AS NOTED, THIS IS THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN, ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL EMERGENCY RELIEF THREE FUND THAT WAS PASSED IN MARCH BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

THE TOTAL DOLLAR AMOUNT AWARDED TO GISD IS ONE HUNDRED TEN MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED EIGHTY ONE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN DOLLARS.

THERE ARE A LOT OF DETAILS THAT ARE REQUIRED WITH THIS GRANT THAT WE NEVER HAD WITH OTHER FEDERAL GRANTS.

THOSE BEING THE SERVICES WITH THE GRANT.

THOSE ARE INCLUDED WITH OTHER GRANTS, BUT WE WILL HIGHLIGHT THOSE THIS EVENING.

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OUR USE OF FUNDS PLAN AND BEING NEW, THE MEANINGFUL CONSULTATION WITH STAKEHOLDERS.

THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF VIRTUAL MEETINGS, FACE TO FACE MEETINGS AND SURVEYS AND EMAILS THAT WE WILL HIGHLIGHT THIS EVENING OF HOW WE HAD MEANINGFUL CONSULTATION WITH OUR STAKEHOLDERS. THE SAFE RETURN TO IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION AND CONTINUITY OF SERVICES PLAN IS ALSO REQUIRED FOR THE USE OF ESSER THREE FUNDS.

AS NOTED THIS PLAN CAN BE AMENDED AND ADJUSTED AS OFTEN AS NEEDED, IS REQUIRED TO BE REVIEWED AT A MAXIMUM EVERY SIX MONTHS.

SO THE LONGEST WE CAN GO WITHOUT EVEN REVIEWING THIS PLAN IS SIX MONTHS.

SO WE CAN AMEND AND ADJUST AS NEEDED AS WE PROGRESS THROUGH THE USE OF ESSER 3.

A MINIMUM OF 20 PERCENT OF THESE FUNDS MUST BE USED ON EVIDENCE BASED INTERVENTIONS.

AND AS YOU CAN SEE WHAT THOSE ARE THERE, THAT BEING SUMMER SCHOOL AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMS REALLY TO SUPPORT THAT LEARNING LOSS AND THAT ASPECT.

EXPENDITURES MUST BE FEDERALLY COMPLIANT.

OUR FEDERAL DOLLARS ARE FAR MORE RESTRICTIVE THAN OUR GENERAL FUND DOLLARS.

AND SO WE HAVE EDGAR AND PROCUREMENT PRACTICES IN PLACE THAT MAKE SURE WE'RE COMPLIANT WHEN WE SPEND THESE DOLLARS. AND AS NOTED, WE'RE GOING TO REVIEW AND AMEND IF NEEDED, EVERY SIX MONTHS AT THE LONGEST.

WITH ESSER THREE THEY'RE ALSO AN ALLOWABLE COST, BONUSES, MERIT PAY OR SIMILAR EXPENDITURES THAT ARE NOT RELATED TO DISRUPTIONS OR CLOSURES OF COVID-19.

EXECUTIVE SALARIES AND BENEFITS, OR INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE NOT DISTRICT EMPLOYEES AND CONSTRUCTION COST WITHOUT PRIOR WRITTEN APPROVAL.

MEANING IF WE HAVE SOME HVAC NEEDS, WE WERE ABLE TO GO TO TEA.

BEFORE WE EVEN START THE PROCESS, SUBMIT OUR PROPOSAL, GET APPROVAL, THEN GO TO BID.

AND WE WILL BE LOOKING AT THAT NOT WITH ESSER THREE, BUT WITH ESSER 2, AND MANY MORE.

REQUIRED ASSURANCES.

THESE ARE INCLUDED HERE BECAUSE TEA WANTS IT TO BE CLEAR AND UNDERSTOOD THAT THESE FUNDS ARE ONE TIME THEY ARE NOT ONGOING, AND THAT IF IT IS PLANNED FOR ONGOING PURPOSES, AS WE DISCUSSED LAST NIGHT IN THE BUDGET PRESENTATION, IT COULD RESULT IN A FISCAL CLIFF WHEN THOSE FUNDS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

SO THE DISTRICT AND ITS PLANNING PURPOSES IS LOOKING AT OFFSETTING SOME CURRENT GENERAL FUND EXPENDITURES, ALONG WITH THE USE OF ONE TIME FUNDS THAT WOULD NOT REQUIRE ONGOING EXPENDITURES, THE OTHERS BEING MEANINGFUL CONSULTATION WITH STAKEHOLDERS, WHICH WE HAVE DONE, AS I'VE NOTED PRIOR TEA STATED, THEY WOULD NOT DEFINE THE MINIMUM AMOUNT OF CONSULTATION, BUT IF WE DON'T MEET IT, THERE WILL BE PENALTIES AND WE'LL PAY BACK FUNDS.

AND SO WE HAVE GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND AND EVERYTHING WE COULD IDENTIFY TO MEET THE REQUIREMENTS IN THAT CONSULTATION, EVEN GOING INTO THE ASPECT OF HOSTING THIS PUBLIC HEARING AND ADVERTISING THAT IN THE NEWSPAPER AND CREATING A WEB PAGE ON OUR DISTRICT WEBSITE.

AND THEN ALSO BEING ABLE TO PROVIDE THIS IN AN UNDERSTANDABLE AND UNIFORM FORMAT.

SO WHAT WE PRESENT TONIGHT WILL BE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THAT IS HOPEFULLY UNIFORM AND UNDERSTANDABLE FOR ANY STAKEHOLDER TO SEE HOW THESE FUNDS ARE BEING UTILIZED.

ALSO THAT WE CONTAIN ALL INFORMATION NEEDED WHEN WE APPLY FOR THIS GRANT.

SO DR. RINGO ON THAT SLIDE.

I'M SORRY. YES.

JUST TO MAKE SURE FOR THE PUBLIC THAT LEA REFERS TO THE DISTRICTS.

YES SIR, A GREAT QUESTION.

SO LEA, WITHIN PUBLIC EDUCATION, THERE'S A LOT OF ACRONYMS AND THIS IS A SCREENSHOT TAKEN FROM TEA'S WEBSITE. LEA IS LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCY.

SO THAT IS A DISTRICT.

GREAT QUESTION. ESSER THREE STAKEHOLDER INPUT.

AND WITH THAT, I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO DR.

HEMPHILL. GREAT, GOOD EVENING.

WE REALLY DID ATTEMPT TO CAST A WIDE NET AND GET AS MANY PEOPLE IN AS WE POSSIBLY COULD, AND I SAY IN BUT WE WERE DOING OUR OUTREACH ACTUALLY VIRTUALLY.

AND SO YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE STAKEHOLDER GROUPS THAT WE WERE ABLE TO MEET WITH OUR DEIC, WE HAD DIRECT CAMPUS AND DEPARTMENT INFORMATION THAT WAS SHARED THROUGH A PRESENTATION AND THEN FOLLOWING UP WITH A SURVEY.

WE HAD, OF COURSE, OUR DISTRICT WEBSITE THAT CONTAINED THIS INFORMATION IN WAYS THAT PEOPLE COULD PARTICIPATE IN THE SURVEY.

AND THEN WE DID SOCIAL MEDIA OUTREACH.

I AM NOT ON FACEBOOK, BUT WE HAD A FACEBOOK LIVE AND THAT SEEMED TO GO OVER VERY WELL.

THAT WAS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT, A WAY FOR US TO REACH OUT TO OUR FAMILIES AND THEN FOR THOSE FAMILIES THAT WERE NOT ABLE TO PARTICIPATE ON THE NIGHTS THAT WE HOSTED OUR FACEBOOK LIVES, WE REPOSTED THAT INFORMATION ON YOUTUBE.

AND THERE ARE ALSO OTHER PEOPLE LIKE MYSELF THAT ARE NOT ON THAT.

AND THEY WERE ABLE TO GET TO THE INFORMATION THAT WAY.

WE DID NOT WANT TO JUST PUT A SURVEY OUT THERE.

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SO WHEN PEOPLE WATCHED OUR FACEBOOK LIVE OR WHEN THEY WENT ON YOUTUBE, THEY WERE ABLE TO ACTUALLY SEE THE PRESENTATIONS.

WE TRANSLATED THOSE INTO ENGLISH.

THEY WERE ALREADY IN ENGLISH. WE TRANSFER THEM INTO SPANISH AND VIETNAMESE.

SO THE INFORMATION DEFINITELY WAS OUT THERE IN WAYS THAT WERE ATTAINABLE BY EVERYONE.

WE ALSO FOLLOWED UP WITH DIRECT MAIL OUTREACH AS WELL AS ADDITIONAL SOCIAL MEDIA OUTREACH. SO WHAT DID THAT STAKEHOLDER INPUT LOOK LIKE ON MAY 19TH? WE DID HOST A DEIC MEETING UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF DR.

CADDELL, AND AT THAT MEETING WE HAD ABOUT 62 PARTICIPANTS.

THEY DID COMPLETE A GOOGLE FEEDBACK SURVEY WHILE THEY WERE THERE.

AND THEN, AS IS THEIR JOB AS PART OF DEIC, THEY WENT BACK AND THEY SHARED THIS INFORMATION OUT AT THE CAMPUS.

AND SO THAT CAUSED US TO DO A LITTLE BIT OF TWEAKING OF THE INFORMATION SO THAT WE COULD HAVE MORE PEOPLE PARTICIPATE IN THE SURVEY.

WE DID POST THAT SURVEY ONCE IT WAS REVISED ON THE WEBSITE AND THEN CONTINUED WITH EMAIL BLAST TO GET PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE SURVEY.

WE ALSO HAD STUDENT PARTICIPATION.

AND SO YOU CAN SEE THE EVENINGS THAT WE HOSTED STUDENT EVENTS AND THOSE STUDENTS WERE RECOMMENDED BY THEIR PRINCIPALS.

WE WERE REALLY IMPRESSED WITH THE THOUGHT THAT THEY GAVE TO THIS AND HOW IMPORTANT THEY KNEW THAT THEY WERE IN BEING A PART OF THESE GROUPS.

THEY REALLY DID OFFER US A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE.

OF COURSE, OUR DEPARTMENTS MET TO LOOK OVER THE SAME INFORMATION AND UNDERSTAND HOW THE FUNDS COULD BE SPENT.

AND OF COURSE, WE DEVELOPED A LOTS OF WISH LISTS, PROBABLY MORE MONEY THAN THAN WAS ALLOTTED. BUT EVERYONE, OF COURSE, JUST LIKE OUR STUDENTS AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS, DID TAKE THIS VERY SERIOUSLY.

AND THERE WERE A FEW OTHER EMAIL OUTREACHES.

THIS WAS ACTUALLY PERFORMED BY OUR FAMILY COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT DEPARTMENT.

THEY WENT THROUGH THEIR SMORE LIST, WHICH INCLUDES ELECTED OFFICIALS, AS YOU CAN SEE THERE, ALL OF THE APARTMENT COMPLEXES THAT WE HAVE HERE IN THE TRI CITIES AND VARIOUS CHURCHES. AND THEN OUR EVENING STUDY CENTER FAMILIES WHO ARE IN CLASSES TO LEARN ENGLISH AND OUR MCKINNEY- VENTO AND FOSTER FAMILIES.

WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR OUTREACH WAS DIVERSE AND THAT WE'RE REACHING AS MANY POPULATIONS AS POSSIBLE WITHIN OUR DISTRICT.

AND OUR SECOND EMAIL OUTREACH WENT DIRECTLY TO SOME OF OUR GROUPS THAT HAVE AS THEIR MISSION, SOCIAL JUSTICE OR SERVE STUDENTS WHO ARE NORMALLY THOUGHT OF AS BEING SPECIAL GROUPS. SO WE MADE SURE THAT WE REACHED OUT DIRECTLY TO SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS WHO THEN SENT THAT INFORMATION TO THEIR FAMILIES.

WE THOUGHT THAT HAVING IT COME FROM THE TEACHER WOULD ALLOW US TO HAVE, I THINK, MORE DIRECT CONTACT WITH THE FAMILY SO THAT WE RECEIVED THAT INFORMATION.

AND FINALLY WE HAD VARIOUS COMMUNITY GROUPS AND YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THOSE GROUPS LISTED HERE. SO THROUGHOUT THE STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT PROCESS, WE ASKED THE SAME BASIC QUESTION, HOW WOULD YOU RECOMMEND ADDRESSING OUR COVID RELATED ACADEMIC RECOVERY NEEDS WITH OUR ESSER THREE FUNDS? WE DIDN'T WANT TO GIVE OUR STAKEHOLDERS A LIST OF OPTIONS THAT WE HAD PREDETERMINED.

IT WAS REALLY AN OPEN ENDED RESPONSE.

BEFORE WE TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF THOSE SAMPLE RESPONSES, THOUGH, I WANT TO EXPRESS APPRECIATION TO OUR RESILIENT SCHOOL SUPPORT PROGRAM, OR RSSP YEAR TWO PARTNER EDUCATION FIRST, WHO PROVIDED ASSISTANCE WITH ANALYZING ALL OF THIS OPEN RESPONSE FEEDBACK INFORMATION THAT WE RECEIVED.

THE ANALYSIS OF THIS DATA ACROSS OUR STAKEHOLDER GROUPS YIELDED FIVE MAIN CATEGORIES OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SPENDING OUR ESSER DOLLARS.

THEY INCLUDE TECHNOLOGY, MATERIALS AND SUPPLIES, SAFETY, STAFFING AND INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES. YOU WILL SEE HOW THESE CATEGORIES INFORM THE DECISION MAKING RELATED TO SPECIFIC LINE ITEMS ON OUR SPENDING PLAN, TO BE SHARED SHORTLY.

BUT BEFORE WE SHARE THE PLAN, WE WANTED TO SHARE A FEW SPECIFIC COMMENTS FROM OUR STAKEHOLDERS AROUND TECHNOLOGY AND MATERIALS.

LOOKING AT TECHNOLOGY, THERE ARE SUGGESTIONS ACROSS STAKEHOLDER GROUPS RELATED TO TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES.

ON SCREEN, YOU'LL SEE A FEW OF THOSE COMMENTS FROM OUR ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS AS WELL AS MEMBERS OF OUR DEIC.

IN ADDITION TO UPGRADING COMPUTER OR LAPTOP DEVICES, YOU MAY NOTICE REQUESTS FOR TECHNOLOGY SUCH AS SMART BOARDS, HOT SPOTS AND HEADPHONES.

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THE EMPHASIS ON TECHNOLOGY HIGHLIGHTS THE IMPACT OF COVID ON LEARNING, WHERE TECHNOLOGY HAS BECOME A NECESSARY TOOL TO ACCESS INSTRUCTION AND DEMONSTRATE LEARNING.

LOOKING AT THE SECOND MOST FREQUENT CATEGORY, WE SEE A WIDE RANGE OF SUGGESTIONS FROM MATERIALS, EQUIPMENT AND FURNITURE.

IT SEEMS THAT WHAT CONNECTS THESE RECOMMENDATIONS IS THE SENSE OF ENSURING THAT OUR PHYSICAL SPACES ARE ADEQUATELY EQUIPPED FOR STUDENT LEARNING, PARTICULARLY IN THE 21ST CENTURY POST COVID CLASSROOM.

OUR STAKEHOLDERS AGREE THAT WE MUST ENSURE THAT THESE BASIC NEEDS ARE RESPONDED TO IN ORDER TO SUPPORT OUR ACADEMIC SUCCESS.

NOW WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT OUR RECOMMENDED SPENDING PLAN.

AND RIGHT BEFORE WE GET TO THAT RECOMMENDED SPENDING PLAN, I DO WANT TO SHOW THE WEB PAGE THAT WE WILL HAVE UP NOT JUST BEFORE ESSER, BUT AS WE PROGRESS THROUGH ESSER.

AND IT WILL SHOW EVERYTHING FROM ACADEMIC ACCELERATION PLAN, EXPLAINING WHAT ARP ACT ESSER THREE IS.

ESSER TWO WILL BE GOING ON HERE AS WE LEARN MORE ABOUT ESSER TWO.

BUT YOU CAN SEE WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE INPUT FOR THE CONTINUITY OF SERVICES PLAN AND PUT USE OF FUNDS PLAN LINKED AND THE VARIOUS LANGUAGES TO SUPPORT THAT PROCESS TOO FOR EASE HAS PROGRESSED THROUGH ESSER THREE.

SO ESSER THREE FUNDING PLAN, THIS IS A VERY HIGH LEVEL SUMMARY, THE DETAILS ARE BROKEN OUT FOR YOU. THERE WERE BY THE TIME THE FEEDBACK WAS COLLECTED WITH ALL THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS AND CAMPUSES AND STAKEHOLDERS, ROUGHLY TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY SEVEN VARIOUS REQUEST WERE MADE FOR CLOSE TO THREE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS.

THERE'S ONLY ONE HUNDRED TEN MILLION TO SPEND.

AND THAT IS VERY COMMON WITH ANY BUDGET OR BOND PROGRAM, TOO.

AND SO ONCE THE COMMON THEMES EMERGED, THIS IS WHERE THOSE DETAILS OF WHAT TO SPEND IT ON ALSO EMERGED.

AS YOU CAN SEE WITH THE TECHNOLOGY REFRESH PLAN, THE WI FI.

AND WHEN I SAY UPGRADES, THAT'S REALLY REPLACEMENT OF OUR NETWORK WI-FI INFRASTRUCTURE.

THE NETWORK WI-FI INFRASTRUCTURE IS ROUGHLY 10 YEARS OLD AND IT'S NOT SUPPORTED ANYMORE.

IF WE DO NOT REPLACE IT, WE WILL LOSE WI-FI CONNECTIVITY.

AND SO WE'LL TALK ABOUT EACH OF THESE SPECIFICALLY.

NUMBER ONE, BEING ON THAT LIST, RETENTION STIPEND.

TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR EVERY FULL TIME EMPLOYEE AND ONE THOUSAND FOR EVERY PART TIME EMPLOYEE AS TEA NOTED THIS LAST YEAR BEING VERY STRESSFUL ON OUR EDUCATORS AND WHAT THE ADDITIONAL WORKLOADS AND THE LIKELIHOOD OF THAT STRAIN THIS PAST YEAR TO REWARD OUR EDUCATORS AND EMPLOYEES WITH THIS STIPEND.

THAT IS PLANNED FOR THREE YEARS.

THIS PLAN IS BEING PRESENTED TO TEA AT 16 MILLION PER YEAR AND IT'S FOR EVERY EMPLOYEE THAT IS A GARLAND ISD EMPLOYEE.

SO IF YOU'RE A FULL TIME OR PART TIME EMPLOYEE, YOU DO RECEIVE THIS STIPEND.

THERE IS A LITTLE BIT OF CUSHION BUILT IN HERE.

THAT'S ALSO DUE TO IF THERE'S A HIGHER THAN NORMAL RETENTION RATE.

AND THAT'S WHERE WE CAN AMEND OUR PLAN IF WE DO NOT SPEND ALL THOSE DOLLARS WHERE YOU SEE THAT 16 MILLION ALLOCATED, THAT IS NOT A GENERAL FUND TO OFFSET.

HIGH QUALITY AS YOU COULD SEE, HIGH QUALITY LAPTOPS, DOCKING STATIONS, DUAL MONITORS FOR ALL PROFESSIONAL CAMPUS STAFF.

THAT WAS A VERY COMMON THEME AMONG FEEDBACK WITH OUR STAKEHOLDERS.

THAT MONEY WOULD BE SPENT AS SOON AS WE'RE ABLE TO GET THIS GRANT APPROVED AND SO WE WILL SUBMIT THIS APPLICATION HOPEFULLY IN THE COMING WEEK OR SO.

AND IT WILL BE AN OFFSET FOR FUTURE FISCAL YEARS BECAUSE THOSE COMPUTERS ARE ALREADY IN PLACE AND THEY ARE AGING.

AND MR. YEAGER'S NOTED THIS WILL BE A BUDGET SAVE IN FUTURE FISCAL YEARS.

IT IS CURRENTLY NOT IN THE BUDGET, BUT PLANNED DOWN THE ROAD WHEN I SAY CURRENTLY NOT IN THE BUDGET CURRENTLY NOT IN THE PROPOSED BUDGET NEXT YEAR.

SANITIZING DURING COVID-19 ROUGHLY 40K PER YEAR THAT YOU CAN SEE THERE.

NETWORK WI FI UPGRADES AND IT'S REALLY REPLACEMENT.

WE USE THE WORD UPGRADE BECAUSE IT'S UPGRADING WHAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE.

THAT IS A BUDGET SAVE FROM OUR FUTURE FISCAL YEAR PROJECTIONS THAT WE HAVE SHOWN.

THE ONE TO ONE MIDDLE SCHOOL HIGH SCHOOL REFRESH PLAN.

THIS HAS BEEN IN OUR GENERAL FUND BUDGET AND HAS BEEN BUILT INTO OUR GENERAL FUND BUDGET.

THIS WILL BE AN IMMEDIATE OFFSET.

WE WILL COME BACK TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND LOWER OUR GENERAL FUND BUDGET BY THAT DOLLAR AMOUNT. TWENTY PERCENT BASED EVIDENCE INTERVENTIONS.

THE DETAILS OF THOSE EVIDENCE BASED INTERVENTIONS ARE IN YOUR HANDOUT.

THERE'S QUITE A FEW DETAILS IT DOES ON THE NEXT, I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU WHAT STUDENT POPULATIONS IT'S GOING TO SUPPORT AND TO BENEFIT.

THERE IS GOING TO BE A BUDGET OFFSET, ROUGHLY THREE POINT SEVEN MILLION PER YEAR THAT WILL COME BACK TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND LOWER OUR EXPENDITURE BUDGETS BY THAT AMOUNT.

WE WILL SUPPLANT THOSE DOLLARS TO PAY FOR INTERSESSION AND THEN WHAT IS ALSO KNOWN AS OUR

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INDIRECT COST RATE. TO MANAGE A FEDERAL GRANT.

THERE ARE INDIRECT COSTS THAT ARE REQUIRED TO MANAGE THAT GRANT, FOR EXAMPLE, MY TIME OR MS. MAYO'S TIME OR PER PERSON DEPARTMENTS TIME.

SO AS ITEMS ARE EXPENSED, THERE ARE COSTS THAT ARE ALLOWED TO BE EXPENSED IN THAT GRANT.

THIS THEREFORE, AS YOU SEE IN OUR GENERAL FUND DOLLAR, THERE WILL BE WE WILL COME BACK TO OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES AS WE WORK THROUGH THESE DETAILS ON WHAT ARE THOSE INDIRECT COST RATES ARE AND THEN PROPOSE AN INCREASE TO OUR FEDERAL FUND REVENUES BY THESE FISCAL YEARS, WHICH WILL BE ONE TIME REVENUE INCREASES AS WE EXPEND OUR GRANT.

TWO TOTAL BY FISCAL YEAR.

YOU CAN SEE TOWARDS THE BOTTOM GOAL BEING WE SPEND THE BULK OF THIS UP FRONT THAT LAST YEAR WE WOULD HAVE ROUGHLY TWENTY NINE MILLION TO SPEND.

AS I NOTED BEFORE, AS WE GO THROUGH RETENTION STIPENDS, IF THERE'S AVAILABLE DOLLARS, WE WILL COME BACK AND PROPOSE AND HAVE NEW INFORMATION ON WHERE TO REALLOCATE THOSE DOLLARS AND THAT TOTAL DOLLAR AMOUNT EQUALING WHAT WE'VE BEEN AWARDED BY THE GRANT.

SO THOSE EVIDENCE BASED INTERVENTIONS OF THE TOTAL FUNDS RECEIVED, THAT'S ROUGHLY 22 PERCENT OF THE GRANT. SO RIGHT AROUND TWENTY FOUR POINT FIVE MILLION DOLLARS.

THIS IS THE BREAKOUT OF HOW THOSE FUNDS HAVE BEEN ALLOCATED THROUGH THE FEEDBACK OF THE VARIOUS STAKEHOLDERS, TEAM MEMBERS AND DEPARTMENTS TO SUPPORT LEARNING LOSS AND INTERSESSION. AND THIS IS OVER THE LIFE OF THE GRANT, WHICH IS THREE YEARS, NOT WHAT WE'RE SPENDING ALL NEXT YEAR.

SO OUR NEXT STEPS AFTER TONIGHT'S PUBLIC HEARING.

AND INFORMATION ITEM THE SAME PRESENTATION IS FOR THE INFORMATION ITEM IS TO SUBMIT OUR GRANT APPLICATION TO TEA.

WE'LL BEGIN EVALUATING REQUEST WITH ESSER 2 BECAUSE WITH 227 LINE ITEMS OF REQUEST AND DETAILS, OBVIOUSLY WHEN WE'RE ONLY ABLE TO ONLY HAVE 43 IDENTIFIED AND APPROVED IN THIS.

WE'LL START CARRYING OVER THOSE REQUESTS AND THE PERFECT EXAMPLE HIGHLIGHT TONIGHT WOULD BE AS YOU COULD SEE IN ONE OF THE REQUESTS, WI-FI CONNECTIVITY OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL.

SO WE WOULD LOOK AT UTILIZING THE ESSER TWO FUNDS FOR THE LTE CELL TOWERS IN THE COMING YEAR.

AND THEN WE'LL REVIEW OUR ESSER 3 PLAN EVERY SIX MONTHS AT A MINIMUM.

IT WILL BE MORE THAN THAT. BUT WE CANNOT EXCEED SIX MONTHS WITHOUT REVIEWING THIS PLAN.

AND WITH THAT, ANY COMMENTS OR FOLLOW UP.

OKAY BOARD. AGAIN, WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT.

THIS IS THE FULL PRESENTATION.

ANY QUESTIONS? MS. GRIFFIN.

YES. ON ONE OF YOUR SLIDES, YOU HAD OVER TO THE RIGHT.

IT WAS INTERSESSION HERE.

THIS. YES, GO BACK.

YES. ON THIS ONE 20 PERCENT EVIDENCE BASED INTERVENTION AND THEN OVER THE GENERAL FUND OFFSET YOU WERE SAYING THAT WE WILL BE DEDUCTING FROM OUR BUDGET.

IS THAT WHAT THAT MEANT? GREAT QUESTION, MS. GRIFFIN. YES, MA'AM. SO ON THE 20 PERCENT EVIDENCE BASED INTERVENTIONS, FOR EXAMPLE, THE FISCAL YEAR, 21 22, THERE'S 8.86 MILLION THAT ARE BEING ALLOCATED FOR THIS.

OF THAT EIGHT POINT EIGHT SIX MILLION, WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO OFFSET OUR GENERAL FUND EXPENDITURE BUDGET BY ROUGHLY THREE POINT SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS FOR THAT YEAR AND PER YEAR MOVING FORWARD FOR THE THREE YEARS.

OK, AND WHEN WE GO TO THE NEXT PAGE, HERE ARE ALL OF THE EVIDENCE BASED INTERVENTION.

AND YES, WE HAVE THIS HAND OUT HERE.

SO ON THIS HANDOUT, THAT MEANS EVERYTHING THAT'S LISTED ON THIS HANDOUT IS AN EVIDENCE BASED INTERVENTION THAT WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO USE.

AND IT'S ATTACHED TO ONE OF THESE CATEGORIES THAT YOU'VE IDENTIFIED.

GREAT QUESTION. YES, MA'AM.

OK. COULD THIS BE BROKEN DOWN SO THAT INTERVENTIONS ARE ATTACHED TO THESE CATEGORIES THAT YOU HAVE HERE? WE CAN.

BECAUSE RIGHT NOW WE JUST HAVE IT IN A LIST.

I DID NOT. AND IT LOOKED, YOU KNOW, AND I UNDERSTAND.

BUT FOR CLARITY, COULD WE TAKE THESE INTERVENTIONS HERE AND IDENTIFY THEM BASED ON THESE TWO FOUR SIX THESE SEVEN BROAD CATEGORIES THAT YOU HAVE? YES, MA'AM. WE WILL CLEAR THAT UP.

WE DID NOT INCLUDE WITH THIS BEING I THINK THIS PAGE DOCUMENTS ABOUT 11 PAGES.

WE DID NOT INCLUDE THAT DETAIL IN THE PRESENTATION.

BUT ON OUR WEBSITE, WE WILL IDENTIFY WHERE THESE CATEGORIES BREAK OUT.

AND WE CAN ALSO SHARE THAT BACK WITH THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

RIGHT. BECAUSE WE THEN KNOW WHERE THE EVIDENCE BASED INTERVENTION IS, WHAT AREA THAT

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WE'RE USING. YES MA'AM. THANK YOU.

WE HAVE THAT AND WE'LL MAKE SURE IT'S CLARIFIED ON THIS DOCUMENT TOO.

JUST REAL QUICK, LET ME ASK A QUESTION, AND I'LL GO MS. STANLEY, YOU MENTIONED IN YOUR PRESENTATION THAT FROM TIME TO TIME YOU COULD COME BACK AND POSSIBLY AMEND THIS PLAN.

HOW OFTEN CAN YOU AMEND IT.

WE CAN AMEND IT EVERY MONTH OR AT LEAST EVERY SIX MONTHS OR WE COULD LET'S JUST SAY WE HIT EVERY DOLLAR THAT, FOR EXAMPLE, LET'S JUST SAY FOR ONE TIME EXPENDITURES ON THE RETENTION STIPEND, WE ACTUALLY HIT 16 MILLION.

WE COULD POTENTIALLY NEVER AMEND THE PLAN.

WE COULD REVIEW IT AND SAY WE'RE NOT AMENDING IT.

BUT WE AS A DISTRICT HAVE TO DO THAT AT LEAST EVERY SIX MONTHS.

AND ONE OF THE REQUIREMENTS IS AT LEAST 20 PERCENT IS SPENT ON EVIDENCE BASED INTERVENTIONS. AND YOU DON'T SEE ANY PROBLEMS WITH MEETING THAT MINIMUM? NO, SIR. WE'RE ACTUALLY WITH INTERSESSION AND THOSE DOLLARS AS WE FREE UP I KNOW WITH WHAT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED IN DR.

CADDELL'S TEAM AND CURRICULUM, I CAN NOT ONLY ASSURE YOU THERE'S NO PROBLEM.

IF WE'RE ABLE TO GET MORE DOLLARS, THEY'RE GOING TO UTILIZE THEM.

THERE'S QUITE A FEW REQUESTS BUT WE WILL MEET THAT MINIMUM.

SO THERE IS OTHER WITHIN EVIDENCE BASED INTERVENTIONS.

IF, FOR INSTANCE, ONE OF THOSE CATEGORIES WINDS UP NOT COSTING AS MUCH AS YOU THOUGHT IT WOULD. THERE ARE OTHER THINGS, ORPHAN ITEMS WE USED TO CALL THEM IN BUDGETING.

THERE ARE OTHER THINGS THAT WOULD STEP IN TO KEEP US AT THE 20 PERCENT.

YES, SIR. AND OUR GOAL IS TO BE ABOVE IT.

SO WHEN WE GET TO THE END, THERE'S NO RISK OR CONCERN ABOUT BEING AT THAT 20 PERCENT.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU MS. STANLEY. YOU'VE PRETTY MUCH ANSWERED MY QUESTION BECAUSE MY THOUGHT PROCESS WAS WHAT IF WE NEEDED TO SPEND MORE FOR THE SPECIAL ED ELL DYSLEXIA, BECAUSE THOSE AMOUNTS SEEMED PRETTY SMALL.

WE WOULD BE ABLE TO.

SO LET'S JUST SAY WITH THE ONE TIME RETENTION STIPENDS IF WE DON'T SPEND ALL THAT MONEY, WE WOULD THEN COME BACK WITH OUR TEAM, WORK THROUGH DISCUSSIONS OF WHERE ADDITIONAL NEEDS OR IDENTIFIED NEEDS NOT JUST ADDITIONAL, BUT THEY HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED.

JUST THERE'S NOT ENOUGH FUNDING TO MEET ALL THE REQUESTS.

WE WOULD REALLOCATE DOLLARS TO MEET THOSE NEEDS, AND THAT COULD BE SPECIAL EDUCATION, DYSLEXIA, WHATEVER THAT TIERED NEED IS.

AND I WILL SAY THIS, OUR TEAMS DID CATEGORIZE THE REQUEST AS PRIORITY ONE, TWO OR THREE.

SO WE STARTED IT ALL PRIORITY ONE REVIEW AND REQUEST TO TRY TO MEET WHATEVER WE COULD WITHIN THAT. SO WOULD THESE PERCENTAGES POSSIBLY CHANGE ONCE YOU GOT INTO IT, IS THAT WHAT WE'RE SAYING? OKAY THANK YOU. YES, MA'AM.

THIS IS WHERE THE DOLLARS ARE GOING TO BE ALLOCATED IN OUR ORIGINAL PLAN SUBMISSION TO TEA. BUT AS WE PROGRESS JUST SIMILAR TO OUR GENERAL FUND BUDGET, WE WILL AMEND THAT PLAN AND RESUBMIT TO TEA AND IT COULD SHIFT THOSE PERCENT'S WITHIN THIS.

THANK YOU.

MR. GLICK. THANK YOU, SIR.

SO WITH THE MINIMUM OF 20 PERCENT OF THE 110 AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO SPEND WE'RE SAYING 22 PERCENT.

IS IT POSSIBLE THAT WE WILL OFFSET GREATER SUMS THAN THE THREE MILLION YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT? CAN WE OFFSET GREATER THAN THAT? GREAT QUESTION. YES, SIR.

AS OF RIGHT NOW, FOR FISCAL YEAR, 21, 22 AND BEYOND.

WE'RE GOING TO OFFSET ROUGHLY JUST ON THE EXPENDITURE SIDE, ROUGHLY SIX POINT FOUR, SIX POINT FIVE MILLION PER YEAR IN THE CURRENT PLAN, COUPLED WITH THE ADDITIONAL REVENUE FROM THE DIRECT COST. SO WE'LL HAVE AN INCREASE IN REVENUE, LOWER EXPENDITURES.

AND SO OUR GOAL IS TO BE BETWEEN THAT 9 TO 10 MILLION DOLLAR OFFSET WITH OUR GENERAL FUND BUDGET. OK, YOU'RE SHOWING ABOUT HALF, BUT DO YOU THINK IT COULD BE MUCH HIGHER THAN.

YES SIR SO CURRENTLY WHAT WE'RE SHOWING IN THE CURRENT PLAN, THE MIDDLE SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL REFRESH PLAN IS GOING TO REDUCE OUR GENERAL FUND EXPENDITURE BY ABOUT TWO POINT SEVEN MILLION PER YEAR. ACTUALLY, TWO POINT FOUR, WITH THE INCREASED COST OF WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE WORLD, IT WILL OFFSET ABOUT TWO POINT FOUR.

AND THEN ON THE 20 PERCENT EVIDENCE BASED INTERVENTIONS, WE DO KNOW WE'RE GOING TO REDUCE OUR INTERSESSION EXPENDITURE BY ROUGHLY THREE POINT SEVEN.

SO WE COMBINE THOSE TWO ON THE EXPENDITURE SIDE TO GET TO THE SIX POINT TWO MILLION DOLLARS AND THEN WE WILL INCREASE AND COME BACK TO THE BOARD TO AMEND OUR REVENUE BUDGET.

THAT WILL PROBABLY OCCUR BETWEEN OCTOBER TO JANUARY BECAUSE WE HAVE TO START SPENDING THESE DOLLARS SHOW THAT EXPENSIVE TEA AND THEN THE INDIRECT COST RATE ALL THAT INFORMATION WILL START APPLYING. IT'S ALMOST ON THE LAG.

IT DOESN'T HAPPEN IMMEDIATELY.

SO WE'LL INCREASE OUR REVENUE AND LOWER EXPENDITURES AT THE SAME TIME.

AND THE COMBINATION IS THE 10 MILLION DOLLAR IMPACT THAT YOU'RE EXPLAINING TO MR. GLICK. YES SIR. OK.

SO THERE'S ROUGHLY FOUR ON INCOME FOUR IN ADDITIONAL INCOME AND SIX IN REDUCED SPEAKERS]. POTENTIAL.

YES. OUR GOAL IS TO GET AS CLOSE TO 10 AS POSSIBLE.

AS YOU CAN SEE THAT FIRST YEAR IT MAY BE A LITTLE LARGER WITH IF WE WERE TO MEET ALL

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THOSE EXPENDITURES IN THAT FIRST YEAR AND SECOND AND THIRD YEAR, THAT GOING DOWN.

BUT WE HAVE ESSER 2 THAT WILL BE ADDED WITH INDIRECT COSTS, WHICH WILL ALSO INCREASE THE REVENUE AND OFFSET SOME FURTHER EXPENDITURES.

SO COMBINING THE TWO, WE SHOULD EXCEED 10 MILLION DOLLARS MOVING FORWARD.

THANK YOU, SIR. YES.

DO YOU ANTICIPATE ANY CHANGES IN THE RULES OF THE GAME AS WE GO? [LAUGHTER] SO I WILL SAY GUIDANCE IS STILL BEING GIVEN ON ESSER 3 AND GUIDANCE IS STILL BEING GIVEN ON ESSER 2.

AND SO IF SOMETHING COMES OUT THAT IDENTIFIES AS NOT BEING CORRECT, AS I SHARED WITH THE BOARD AT THE LAST UPDATE ON ESSER THREE.

TEA TOLD US IN THE TRAINING THAT SOME OF THE PRIOR GUIDANCE WAS INCORRECT.

AS OF RIGHT NOW, WHAT WE KNOW, WE ARE COMPLIANT, BUT IF WE ARE TOLD OTHERWISE, WE WILL MAKE ADJUSTMENTS AND ALSO COME BACK AND FIX THAT.

YOU KNOW WHAT'S FUNNY IS THIS BUDGETING PROCESS THAT WE'VE BEEN IN WITH OUR, YOU KNOW, THE CURRENT TIMING DIFFERENCES AND APPRAISED VALUES AND TAX RATES AND THE WAY TIMING WORKS OUT IN OUR BUDGETS ARE PRETTY MUCH HAVE BEEN BEST EFFORTS, KNOWING THAT WE MAY HAVE TO ADJUST. WE CAN KIND OF SEE THROUGH THE CRYSTAL BALL FOR NEXT YEAR BASED ON THE RULES, THE WAY THEY ARE TODAY.

I THINK IT GETS CLOUDY IF YOU GET TO THAT 22 23 YEAR AND THE 23 24 YEAR, JUST BECAUSE TO ME WHAT I'VE NOTICED IS RULES CAN CHANGE.

SO IT'S HARD TO RELY ON TOO MUCH OF THAT.

I THINK WE CAN RELY ON THE 110 MILLION IT'S JUST THE RULES MAY CHANGES AND HOW WE COULD ALLOCATE IT OR WHAT BUDGET SAVES MR. GLICK THAT WE MAY GET.

SO WE APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT YOU KEEP US TOTALLY UP TO DATE WITH THIS.

BY ALL MEANS, THE BOARD IS VERY INTERESTED IN THE IMPACT OF THIS ON THE CURRENT OPERATING YEAR BUDGET. I THINK MS. MAYO SAID THAT EVEN THOUGH WE [INAUDIBLE] BUDGET DEFICIT WITH ALL THE DIFFERENT MOVING PARTS, IT COULD BE FLAT.

OUR ACTUAL FINANCIAL STATEMENT COULD SHOW FLAT NEXT YEAR AND WE DON'T KNOW.

WE HAVE NO CLUE ABOUT THE YEARS BEYOND THAT.

SO THE BOARD IS GOING TO STAY VERY IN TUNE WITH THAT.

I THINK THE FINANCE COMMITTEE UNDER MR. GLICK'S LEADERSHIP IS GOING TO BE CHALLENGED TO STAY ON TOP OF THAT NEXT YEAR.

SO I'LL JUST THROW THAT OUT.

SO BOARD ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? WE'RE STILL IN THIS OPEN SESSION, THIS PUBLIC SESSION.

OK, SEEING NO MORE QUESTIONS FROM THE BOARD.

ARE THERE ANY MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE WHO HAVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ON THIS PUBLIC MEETING TOPIC? ANY QUESTIONS.

SEEING NONE. MR. PRESIDENT I MAKE A MOTION TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC MEETING? WE HAVE A MOTION TO CLOSE THE PUBLIC MEETING AND A SECOND BY MS. GRIFFIN. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR RAISE YOUR HAND.

IT PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

THIS NOW CONCLUDES THE PUBLIC MEETING ON THE DISTRICT'S INTENT TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION AND USE OF ESSER THREE FUNDS.

THE TIME IS NOW 6:45.

BOARD GIVE ME ONE SECOND.

TONIGHT WE HAVE WE'RE GOING TO GO OUT OF ORDER AGAIN.

WE DO HAVE A PUBLIC HEARING, AN EXECUTIVE SESSION.

[V.D. Receive American Rescue Plan (ARP) Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) III Grant Program Information – Dr. Brent Ringo]

I'M SORRY. WE HAVE AN EXECUTIVE SESSION THAT'S PLANNED.

MR. MILLER, I'M SO SORRY TO INTERRUPT.

YES, GO AHEAD. SO THE [INAUDIBLE] HAD SHOWED UP A LITTLE EARLIER AND I HAD RECOMMENDED THAT WE WERE GOING TO BE DOING THE HEARING AT 7:00.

SO HE HAD PLANNED TO RETURN AT 7:00.

OK, WELL, WE'LL JUST KEEP GOING UNTIL SEVEN IF YOU'LL LET ME KNOW WHEN THEY GET HERE.

AND THEN WE'LL BE GLAD TO OBLIGE HIM BY PUTTING HIM INTO THE MEETING EARLY.

OF COURSE, WHEN THEY ARE HERE.

SO. ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU FOR THAT. SO WE'RE AT SECTION B 5 D.

SO WE HAVE WORKED OUR WAY THROUGH TO THE SECOND PAGE ON YOUR AGENDA, WHICH IS SECTION 5 D, AND WE ARE NOW IN ORDER.

SO THERE IS REALLY NOTHING LEFT OUT OF ORDER UNTIL WE GET TO THE EXECUTIVE SESSION PLANNED FOR LATER TONIGHT AT SEVEN O'CLOCK, WE'RE GOING TO GO TO ITEM D RECEIVE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN, WHICH IS THE ARP AND THE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL EMERGENCY RELIEF ESSER THREE GRANT PROGRAM INFORMATION FROM DR.

BRENT RINGO. THE GREAT THING ABOUT THIS LINE UP IS IT WAS INTENTIONAL THAT WAY.

THE PLAN WE JUST PRESENTED IS WHAT WE DISCUSSED.

I CAN GO BACK THROUGH IT OR THAT IT IS IF THERE IS NOT ANY OTHER QUESTIONS.

I'LL BE HAPPY TO TAKE QUESTIONS.

ALL RIGHT. WE'RE GOOD.

BOARD WE HAVE NO OTHER QUESTIONS.

OK, THANK YOU.

[01:30:02]

OK, ITEM E IS RECEIVE TRANSPORTATION MANAGEMENT UPDATE.

[V.E. Receive Transportation Management Update – Dr. Shelley Garrett]

I HAVE DR. SHELLEY GARRETT IS THIS A DIFFERENT REPORT? NO. FROM COMMITTEE.

NO. OK, WHY DON'T YOU JUST SUMMARIZE A FEW OF THE HIGHLIGHTS, BECAUSE WE HAVE HAD THIS REPORT IN COMMITTEE.

BOARD OR IF YOU WOULD WISH, WE COULD JUST OPEN IT UP FOR QUESTIONS.

YOU'VE HEARD THE INFORMATION MR. YOUNGKIN MADE A FINE PRESENTATION TO US LAST WEEK.

YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS? I THINK THERE WAS ONE MISSTATEMENT, WHETHER, JACK, THAT YOU WANTED TO CORRECT.

IT WAS MENTIONED THAT WE GOT AN E-MAIL FROM MS. GARRETT THAT THERE WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS MISQUOTED OR WHATEVER.

YES THERE WERE A COUPLE OF.

ONE ITEM THAT MAYBE WAS NEEDED CLARIFICATION, BECAUSE THERE'S ACTUALLY A COUPLE OF ASPECTS OF THAT IN TERMS OF AUDITING THE FILES.

SO ONE ASPECT OF AUDITING THE FILES IS GOING THROUGH ALL THE FILES THAT THAT, AS YOU KNOW, I CAME INTO THE POSITION LAST JANUARY AND SO WE BEGAN THIS AUDIT.

AND THAT AUDIT IS ONGOING.

AND THE PART OF LOOKING AT ALL THE FILES AND WHAT'S IN THEM, AS I HAD SORT OF ALLUDED TO LAST TIME, IS THAT WE'VE HAD EMPLOYEES THAT HAVE BEEN WITH US FOR A LONG TIME AN SOME OF THOSE FILES, REALLY HAVEN'T BEEN CLEANED OUT FOR SOME TIME.

SO THAT IS ONE ASPECT.

THE OTHER ASPECT, THOUGH, IS THAT WE HAVE CERTAIN VERY SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS FOR YOU HAVE TO HAVE A VALID CDL.

SO WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE AND CHECK AND WE DO THAT CONTINUOUSLY.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE A VEHICLE DRIVING RECORD THAT IS UP TO DATE.

WE CHECK THOSE CONTINUOUSLY AND THEN WE ALSO HAVE TO HAVE AN UPDATED ANNUAL PHYSICAL.

AND THE PROGRAM FOR THAT IS WE KIND OF DO ONCE A YEAR EVENT WITH OUR SERVICE PROVIDER, OCCUMED, AND SCHEDULE BASICALLY ABOUT 85 TO 90 PERCENT OF OUR PEOPLE DO THE ONE TIME EVENT. AND THAT'S ALREADY ACTUALLY THIS YEAR THAT'S ALREADY OCCURRED.

SO WE'RE ACTUALLY DONE WITH THAT.

SO THAT COULD BE CONSIDERED TO BE PRETTY MUCH 100 PERCENT IN TERMS OF COMPLIANCE WITH SOME ESSENTIAL THINGS THAT WE HAVE TO HAVE RELATIVE TO OUR REGULATORY BODIES.

THE OTHER THING THAT WAS ASKED HAD TO DO WITH A QUESTION ABOUT OUR OVERTIME.

WE TALKED ABOUT A SIGNIFICANT REDUCTION YEAR OVER YEAR FROM FALL TO FALL AND SOMEONE ASKED ABOUT THE SPECIFIC NUMBERS AND THIS WAS INCLUDED IN THE BOARD INSIDE.

BUT THE OVERTIME IN THE FALL OF 2019 WAS THREE HUNDRED AND THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS.

AND IN THE FALL OF 2020 IT WAS REDUCED TO ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS.

MR. GLICK. YES, JUST ONE QUESTION, YOU GAVE US A FLIER AND IT TALKED ABOUT SAVINGS.

I WANT TO SAY BECAUSE YOU SWITCHED TO GAS BUSSES, SOMETHING LIKE THAT, WAS THAT FROM SOMETHING ELSE? I DON'T RECALL THE FLIER WAS A FEW MONTHS AGO OR IT WASN'T AT THE LAST MEETING OR WAS IT . WE AS FAR AS THE REDUCTION, YES, THERE IS A REDUCTION.

THE COST PER UNIT IS LOWER AND THEN OUR MAINTENANCE COST IS QUITE A BIT LOWER BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE EVERYTHING THAT GOES ALONG WITH MAINTAINING A DIESEL ENGINE.

YEAH, SO THE PRIOR YEAR, LAST YEAR, WE OF THE THIRTY SIX BUSSES THAT WE RECEIVED, I THINK 10 OF THOSE BUSSES WERE GASOLINE.

WE JUST AS YOU APPROVED LAST MONTH, IN ORDER FOR THIS COMING YEAR FOR 32 THOSE ARE ALL GASOLINE BUSSES. THAT WAS IT SIR.

THANK YOU. OK, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS BOARD? THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

OK, WE NOW GO TO ITEM F RECEIVE PRESENTATION ON HARRIS HILL ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

[V.F. Receive Presentation on Harris Hill Administration Building Schematic Design – Javier Fernandez]

SCHEMATIC DESIGN ITEMS. JAVIER FERNANDEZ.

AND THIS WAS THE ITEM THAT WE DISCUSSED IN, I THINK, FACILITIES COMMITTEE.

ANY UPDATE.

ANY UPDATES JAVIER.

PRESIDENT MILLER, BOARD OF TRUSTEES, DR.

LOPEZ, THERE ARE NO UPDATES FROM THE PRESENTATION THAT WAS GIVEN TO YOU, AT THE FACILITIES COMMITTEE. THANK YOU.

BOARD DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

[01:35:01]

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

OK, WE NOW GO TO ITEM SIX DISCUSSION ITEMS, WE HAVE ITEM A UNDER THE SECTION REVIEW LEGAL

[VI.A. Review Legal Policies from TASB Update 117 - Lisa Ray]

POLICIES FROM TASB, UPDATE NUMBER 117.

LISA RAY? YES, PRESIDENT MILLER RESPECTED TRUSTEE.

DR. LOPEZ. GOOD EVENING.

TASB POLICY SERVICE RECENTLY ISSUED UPDATE 117.

THE POLICY ADVISORY GROUP WAS NOTIFIED AND THE DECISION WAS MADE TO BRING THESE FOR FIRST READ. WITHIN THAT UPDATE, THERE ARE 20 LEGAL POLICIES WHICH ARE INCLUDED FOR YOUR REVIEW IN YOUR BOARD BOOK ON PAGE 101.

THERE ARE THREE LOCAL POLICIES WHICH ARE LISTED ON PAGE 383 FOR YOUR DISCUSSION.

THESE INCLUDE REVISIONS TO CH LOCAL, WHICH IS OUR PURCHASING AND ACQUISITION POLICY CV LOCAL, WHICH ALLOWS FOR OR WHICH MAKES A RECOMMENDATION TO ALLOW FOR EMERGENCY CONTRACTING, FOR FACILITY REPAIR DURING A CATASTROPHE AND DEC LOCAL, WHICH ALLOWS FOR GREATER FLEXIBILITY IN EMPLOYEE LEAVE.

THESE INCLUDE LEGISLATIVE UPDATES TO THE CATASTROPHE NOTICES THAT OCCURRED AND REVISED STATE RULES AND PROVISIONS FROM THE 86TH LEGISLATIVE SESSION THAT WENT INTO EFFECT ON JANUARY 1ST, 2021.

AND THOSE INCLUDE THAT DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY TO THE SUPERINTENDENT OF EMERGENCY PURCHASES AND REPLACEMENT OR REPAIR OF EQUIPMENT FOR DISTRICT EQUIPMENT AND ALSO THE MEDICAL LEAVE. AND THESE POLICIES ARE FOR FIRST READ ONLY.

BOARD ANY DISCUSSION ON THIS ITEM? ANY QUESTIONS OF MS. RAY.

SEEING NONE THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

WE'LL GO TO ITEM 6B REVIEW LOCAL POLICIES FROM TASB UPDATE.

[VI.B. Review Local Policies from TASB Update 117-First Read - Lisa Ray]

SHE JUST DID THAT TOO.

I DID I TRY TO BE EFFICIENT WITH YOUR TIME, SIR.

[LAUGHTER] DON'T EVER BE EFFICIENT WITH MY TIME.

[LAUGHTER] OK. NOW WE GO TO ITEM C THE TRUSTEES REPORT.

[VI.C. Trustees' Report]

TRUSTEES REPORT. WE GOT FIVE ITEMS THAT WE LIST TRUSTEE ATTENDANCE AT RECENT DISTRICT AND COMMUNITY EVENTS, ANNOUNCEMENTS OF UPCOMING DISTRICT AND COMMUNITY EVENTS, RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE BY DISTRICT STAFF AND STUDENTS, RECOGNITION OF NEW PROGRAMS, SPECIAL ACTIVITIES.

AND WE'LL GET TO A MESSAGE FROM OUR BOARD I'M SORRY, FROM OUR BOARD PRESIDENT AND THEN OUR SUPERINTENDENT. WE'LL START OUT FIRST TO MY LEFT WITH TRUSTEE SELDERS.

THANK YOU, MR. MILLER. I GUESS THE BIG THING THAT I ATTENDED WAS GRADUATION, AND I ALWAYS MAKE IT A POINT OR AT LEAST TRY TO MAKE IT A POINT TO ATTEND ALL THE GRADUATIONS.

AND I WAS ABLE TO DO THAT THIS TIME.

AND I'M ALWAYS EXCITED ABOUT THAT TIME JUST BECAUSE IT REPRESENTS, YOU KNOW, SOMETHING THAT WE TALKED ABOUT YESTERDAY AND GETTING THOSE GETTING OUR STUDENTS ACROSS THE LINE AND OVER THE BAR AND ONTO THEIR FUTURES, WHETHER IT BE GOING TO COLLEGE OR STARTING A CAREER AND JUST GETTING THEM PREPARED FOR LIFE OR THE MILITARY.

AND SO I WANT TO THANK ALL OF THOSE WHO WORKED REALLY, REALLY HARD, ESPECIALLY DURING THIS PARTICULAR TIME WITH COVID AND EVERYTHING, TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL OF OUR FAMILIES AND OUR STUDENTS HAD AN AWESOME GRADUATION CEREMONY.

BIG, BIG SHOUT OUT TO MR. JOHN WILBORN AND HIS STAFF OVER AT THE TRIPLE C FOR EVERYTHING THAT THEY DID TO, YOU KNOW, MAKE THINGS GO VERY, VERY SEAMLESS.

AND THEY ALWAYS DO A GREAT JOB.

ALSO HAD A CHANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN CONGRESSIONAL AWARD YOUTH AND LEADERSHIP SUMMIT LAST WEEK AS A GUEST JUDGE FOR THE PERIOD WHERE THEY WERE WORKING FROM ISSUES TO ACTION IN THEIR PRESENTATION. AND SO IT WAS REALLY A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO SEE SOME FANTASTIC WORK DONE BY SOME OF OUR STUDENTS WHO ARE SORT OF ENGAGING IN THEIR LEADERSHIP JOURNEY NOW AND SEEING AND HEARING HOW THEY PROGRESSED FROM DAY ONE TO THE POINT WHERE I ACTUALLY HAD A CHANCE TO SEE THEM AND LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING HOW THIS PROGRAM DEVELOPS AS WE GO FORWARD. SO THANK YOU, MS. STANLEY. I WAS ASKED TO PARTICIPATE IN A RIBBON CUTTING ACTUALLY IN SOUTH GARLAND.

I COULDN'T ATTEND. I'M HAPPY TO REPORT.

[01:40:03]

SAD TO REPORT. BUT MY HUSBAND WENT INSTEAD AND WE WERE GIFTED AND I TURNED IT OVER TO THE EDUCATION FOUNDATION FOUNDATION, A DONATION FOR A THOUSAND DOLLARS FROM A AVANT FOUNDATION, INC..

AND THE PRESIDENT'S FRIXMON MICHAEL.

AND IT'S THE BASICALLY IT'S THE INDIAN COMMUNITY THAT WOULD LIKE TO BECOME MORE INVOLVED IN EDUCATION IN THE GISD.

SO IT'S KIND OF AN OUTREACH THAT I'VE BEEN DOING FOR SEVERAL YEARS, ACTUALLY, TO TRY AND GET THEM MORE INVOLVED IN THE COMMUNITY.

SO I TURNED IT OVER TO LISA AND I'M SUPER EXCITED SHE'S GOING TO CONTACT THEM AND FIND OUT WHAT THE LONG TERM PLANS ARE, BECAUSE THIS IS AN ONGOING THING THAT THEY WANT TO DO WITH PARTNERSHIP. SO I'M SUPER EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

AND THAT WAS ABOUT IT.

THANK YOU. MR. JOHNSON.

I'D LIKE TO ECHO WHAT ROBERT SAID ABOUT GRADUATION.

IT'S ONE OF MY FAVORITE ACTIVITIES TO ATTEND, OBVIOUSLY, ALL YEAR, BECAUSE IT'S WHAT WHAT THE WORK THE ENTIRE YEAR FOR IS GRADUATION.

I WAS HONORED TO ATTEND THREE OF THE GRADUATION CEREMONIES AND ALSO I GIVE FULL CREDIT TO JOHN WILBORN. I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO TOMORROW BEGINNING OUR SUMMER LEADERSHIP INSTITUTE.

I KNOW YOU'VE ALREADY ATTENDED IT AND A LOT OF US ARE GOING TO BE ATTENDING IT THIS WEEK.

SO IT'S BUSY, BUSY, BUSY TIME.

AND I LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING DIGGING IN WITH THAT.

EVERY DAY THIS WEEK WE'VE GOT SOMETHING GOING ON.

SO THERE'S NO SHORTAGE OF ACTIVITY.

BUT THAT'S WHAT WE ALL DO IT FOR THE KIDS.

AND I LOOK FORWARD TO KEEP PLUGGING AWAY FOR THEM.

GREAT. THANK YOU. I WILL GO TO THE FAR END TO MR. GLICK. THANK YOU, SIR.

SO I AM A BOARD MEMBER OF THE ROWLETT CHAMBER FOUNDATION, AND TWO YEARS AGO WE DECIDED TO GIVE FIVE ONE THOUSAND DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIPS TO THOSE STUDENTS LIVING IN ROWLETT, ATTENDING ANY OF OUR HIGH SCHOOLS AND GOING ON TO A CAREER IN BUSINESS IN COLLEGE.

AND IT'S REALLY FUN GETTING THEIR RESUMES AND THEIR LETTERS.

AND AS YOU'LL SEE, WE REALLY SPREAD THEM OUT.

SO GARLAND HIGH SCHOOL HARPER JOHNSON SACHSE HIGH SCHOOL AARON SATTERFIELD AND ABBY MORRIS, NORTH GARLAND HIGH SCHOOL, ZORA SABO AND NAAMAN FOREST, BRENDAN MASON ALL GOT ONE THOUSAND DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIPS.

I ALSO, ALONG WITH MR. BEACH AND MS. GRIFFIN, WAS ABLE TO ATTEND OUR VAL SAL CELEBRATIONS, WHICH IS REALLY A LOT OF FUN.

I THINK WE HAD A BLAST DOING IT.

I THINK MS. GRIFFIN AND I FINALLY FIGURED OUT HOW TO USE THE LITTLE THINGS THAT POP OUT.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'RE CALLED POPPERS, I GUESS.

ONE OF THE PARENTS WAS REALLY COOL.

THEY EVEN MADE US DELICIOUS CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIES.

SO IT WAS REALLY A WONDERFUL EVENT AND I HOPE WE CONTINUE THAT ONE.

I ALSO WAS PART OF THE CONGRESSIONAL AWARD AND SOMEHOW THEY GOT THE ASK ME TO BE AN INSPIRATIONAL SPEAKER ON THURSDAY MORNING.

I THINK I WENT A LITTLE BIT OVER TIME.

OH, NO.

WE HAD A LOT OF FUN.

ALSO, ALONG WITH THE VOICE OF WILLIAMS STADIUM, MR. BEACH AND MR. SELDERS, WHO HE AND I WERE TIMERS FOR THE TRACKING.

WE ALL THREE OF US DID THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS.

AND THANK YOU FOR VICKI FOR THE GREAT SHOW.

AND NEXT YEAR, HOPEFULLY WE'LL GET BACK TO THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS WHERE WE DO THE BOWLING.

ONE OF MY FAVORITES IS BASKETBALL AND OF COURSE, THE TRACK AND FIELD.

AND FINALLY AND I'M NOT SURE HOW TO TALK ABOUT THIS, BUT I HOPE, MR. PRESIDENT, YOU ALLOW IT, IT HAS A COUPLE OF OUR TOPICS ON HERE.

SO EIGHT YEARS AGO, TWO, REALLY CRAZY TRUSTEES HAD AN IDEA OF MAYBE JOINING OTHER DISTRICTS WITH HAVING A NATATORIUM.

ONE OF THOSE TRUSTEES HAD BEEN A COACH OF THE GARLAND HIGH SCHOOL SWIMMING TEAM AND HAD WORKED AT POOLS OVER THE SUMMER AND HAD A DAUGHTER WHO DID COLLEGIATE SWIMMING.

THE OTHER TRUSTEE MYSELF HAD LEARNED HOW TO SWIM THROUGH OUR SCHOOL PROGRAM, AND IT SAVED MY LIFE. AND ALSO OUR FAMILY HAD BEEN INVOLVED WITH CONTRIBUTING TO SPECIAL NEEDS KIDS AND THE USE OF SWIMMING POOLS AND WHEELCHAIR LIFTS AND ALL THAT.

SO COMBINED, WE TALKED TO THE EVENT SUPERINTENDENT, DR.

MORRISON, AND PROCEEDED IT GOT ON THE BOND ISSUE.

AND JUST RECENTLY I GOT AN EMAIL FROM MR. ACTS. HE AND HIS WIFE WERE VISITING FROM MINNESOTA, WHERE THEY LIVE NOW.

I CALLED UP DR. LOPEZ AND HE WAS VERY GRACIOUS ON A SATURDAY MORNING TO ACCOMPANY US TO

[01:45:06]

THE POOL. AND IT WAS REALLY A WONDERFUL THING.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I WAS IN THE POOL WHERE IT WAS ACTUALLY BEING USED.

SO THE VERY PRESTIGIOUS RICHARDSON SWIM CLUB IS NOW USING OUR POOL FOR TRAINING.

WHILE WE WERE THERE, ANOTHER SWIM CLUB CAME AND THEY WERE TAKING PICTURES AND THEY'RE ABOUT TO SIGN UP.

AS WE WERE LEAVING ABOUT 11 A.M.

THAT MORNING WAS THE FIRST SWIM SESSION, OPEN SWIM SESSION, SOMETHING WE PROMISED THE VOTERS A LONG TIME AGO THAT THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO COME AND HAVE A COMMUNITY SWIM, WHICH WE NOW HAVE SO EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

I ALSO LEARNED THAT ANOTHER THING WE PROMISED IS THAT WE WOULD HOLD MAJOR EVENTS.

WE'RE ARE ABOUT TO HOLD A MAJOR NATIONAL EVENT.

THE LONG COURSE.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT LONG COURSE MEANT IT MEANT 50 METERS.

AND WE HAVE OBVIOUSLY A POOL TO HANDLE EASILY 50 METERS.

THE NATIONAL LONG COURSE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS WILL BE HELD NEXT MONTH.

AND ALSO WE'RE HOLDING A MAJOR WATER POLO EVENT.

ANOTHER THING WE PROMISED, AND THAT'S WE LEARNED THAT WHEN WE WENT TO VISIT DIFFERENT POOLS, ESPECIALLY THE LEWISVILLE POOL, THEY HOST MAJOR WATER POLO EVENTS.

WE ARE NOW COMPETING WITH THEM ON BOTH TYPES OF AREAS, REALLY VERY EXCITING.

WE ALSO LEARNED THAT WE'RE ABOUT TO START SOME TIME AS SCHOOL STARTS AND THING THAT I'M VERY PROUD OF TEACHING OUR OUR SECOND GRADERS WATER SAFETY IN OUR SEPARATE, HEATED, DIFFERENTLY HEATED POOL FOR THAT.

AND WE'RE ABOUT TO GET THE SPECIAL LIFT INTO THE POOL THAT WE PROMISED.

SO EVERYTHING THAT WE PROMISED AND THOUGHT ABOUT AND MR. ACTS, WE WERE SO HAPPY.

AND AGAIN, THANK YOU, DR.

LOPEZ, FOR ACCOMPANYING US.

THANK YOU, SIR. AWESOME.

THANK YOU, LARRY. HAVE YOU NEVER BEEN TO NEW YEAR'S EVE PARTY WHERE YOU POP THE LITTLE CONFETTI THING? MAYBE.

MAYBE, WE'LL PRACTICE THIS YEAR AT NEW YEARS.

YES, THANK YOU.

[LAUGHTER]. MS. GRIFFIN. I'M GOING TO PASS.

YES MA'AM. MR. BEACH. I ATTENDED QUITE A FEW THINGS.

AND SO, FIRST OF ALL, I WANT TO CONGRATULATE ALL THE GRADUATES ON THE GRADUATION.

AND I ALSO WANT TO TELL, I ATTENDED EVERY ONE LIKE MR. SELDERS DID. AND I JUST WANT TO TELL EACH TRUSTEE WHAT A GOOD JOB THEY DID ON THEIR PRESENTATION TO THE STUDENTS.

I THOUGHT EVERYBODY GAVE A REALLY GOOD INFORMATION TO THE STUDENTS OF WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS FOR THEM. AND I WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH EVERYONE'S COMMENTS.

I ALSO DID A SPECIAL OLYMPICS LIKE MR. GLICK SAID GIVING OUT THE AWARDS.

I LOVE DOING THAT.

JC TUCKER, YOU KNOW, SHE'S CRAZY OUT THERE EVERY YEAR AND RUNNING AROUND, AND I LOVE WORKING WITH THEM AND JUST A GREAT ORGANIZATION OF WHAT THEY DO OUT THERE.

AND IF YOU HAVEN'T BEEN TO ONE OF THOSE TRACK MEETS, YOU NEED TO ATTEND.

IT'S AWESOME. WE DID DO THE VAL SAL CELEBRATION AND I GAVE UP ON DOING THE POPPERS BECAUSE THE OTHER TWO, THEY WERE OUT OF CONTROL THERE.

THEN I ALSO ATTENDED THE CONGRESSIONAL AWARDS AT THE GRCT AND WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH WHAT I WITNESSED OF THOSE KIDS AND WHAT WAS GOING ON THERE.

ALSO ATTENDED THE RETIREMENT FOR CLIFF ODENWALD.

AND CLIFF, WE'RE GLAD THAT YOU'RE RETIRING.

I GUESS NOT REALLY GLAD YOU'RE RETIRING, BUT I HOPE THAT YOU HAVE A GREAT TIME IN YOUR RETIREMENT. ALSO, I WAS ABLE TO ATTEND THE JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION ON JUNE 16TH.

I WAS ASKED TO SPEAK AND I DID.

AND I JUST WANT TO THANK LAKISHA CULPEPPER, BEVERLY ROGERS AND RHONDA WILLIAMS ON A GREAT JOB OF WHAT THEY DID AND ALSO THE ROWLETT CHOIR MEMBERS THAT WERE THERE WITH THE OUTSTANDING MUSIC THAT WAS PERFORMED FOR THAT CELEBRATION.

I'M SURPRISED THAT SOMEBODY DIDN'T HEAR FROM THE SECOND FLOOR BECAUSE IT WAS REALLY A GREAT VENUE. ALSO, I'D LIKE TO THANK THE CORPORATE SPONSOR, THE BAKER'S RIB FOR FEEDING EVERYBODY. AND WHAT THEY DID THERE WAS AWESOME.

AND IT WAS REALLY A GREAT VENUE.

AND A CELEBRATION. I WAS ALSO ABLE TO ATTEND THE PRAYER BREAKFAST THIS LAST WEEK FOR THE CITY OF GARLAND, FOR THE HOPE CLINIC, A GREAT VENUE.

AND A LOT OF PEOPLE ATTENDED AND WE WERE REPRESENTED WELL FROM THE SCHOOL DISTRICT THERE . ALSO OUR CORPORATE, I GUESS, ROBERT SELDERS, MYSELF, AND MR. GLICK AND MY SON ATTEMPTED TO WIN ANOTHER GOLF TOURNAMENT FOR THE EDUCATION FOUNDATION AND WE JUST COULDN'T GET WE THE KIND OF PLAYED LIKE BRYSON DECHAMBEAU.

WE WERE KIND OF COULDN'T GET THE SECOND SHOT CLOSE ENOUGH TO THE FLAG, BUT WE DID FINISH THIRD AND WE'RE HAPPY WITH THAT.

AND THEN THE LAST BUT NOT LEAST, AND THIS IS ONE THING I'M REALLY PROUD OF AND I'VE GOT A LITTLE VIDEO HERE THAT YOU CAN ALL LOOK AT HERE ON THE SCREEN.

I'M ON THE SOUTH GARLAND ADVISORY BOARD FOR THEIR AUTO TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT THERE.

AND YOU SEE THERE IN FRONT OF YOU, THE STUDENTS THAT WE HAVE THAT WON AWARDS, THAT JUST SOMETIMES GO UNHEARD OF.

AND WE DON'T LISTEN HEAR ABOUT THEM AND WE DON'T SEE THEM.

[01:50:02]

BUT I WANT TO RECOGNIZE THESE STUDENTS.

SOPHOMORE ON THE LEFT THERE IS EDUARDO RODRIGUEZ, WHO WON A BRONZE MEDAL FOR MAINTENANCE AND LIGHT REPAIR IN THE STATE OF TEXAS SKILLS USA.

AND ON THE RIGHT IS SENIOR WILSON FLORES.

HE WON FIRST PLACE IN DISTRICT SIX SKILLS IN USA AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE AND WON THE SILVER IN THE SKILLS USA STATE AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE COMPETITION.

AND THEN A PICTURE THERE TO THE RIGHT OR MY RIGHT IS DISTRICT 6 SKILLS USA MAINTENANCE AND LIGHT REPAIR SOFTWARE CENTER IS CHRIS FUENTES GOLD MEDAL.

AND THEN THE LEFT SIDE IS SOPHOMORE EDUARDO RODRIGUEZ AGAIN WON THE SILVER MEDAL AND THEN ON THE RIGHT SIDE IS SENOR SEBASTIAN GALVAN.

AND I WANT TO CONGRATULATE THESE STUDENTS AND TIM HAHNL, ALAN SAMUEL.

FOLKS, WE GOT SEVEN KIDS THAT ARE OUT THERE IN THAT AUTOMOTIVE DEPARTMENT RIGHT NOW THAT ARE WORKING FOR THE TOYOTA DEALERSHIP THAT WE HAVE BEEN WITH CONTRACT WITH IN ROCKWALL, CHANGING OIL FOR THEM IN THEIR SERVICE DEPARTMENT.

SO THIS PROGRAM IS THRIVING.

THERE IS A WAITING LIST FOR KIDS THAT ARE JUST THRIVING, WANTING TO GET INTO THESE DEPARTMENTS. SO LET'S BE VERY THANKFUL FOR WHAT WE HAVE HERE AT SOUTH GARLAND HIGH SCHOOL. THANK YOU. THANK YOU, TRUSTEES.

I WILL SAY THIS MR. BEACH. I'VE BEEN INVOLVED, ESPECIALLY ON THE AUTOBODY SIDE OF THE SOUTH GARLAND GROUP.

THEY BRING THEIR PROJECTS, WHICH ARE TO REFURBISH HOODS TO THE CAR SHOW THAT THE WHEELS OF HOPE PUTS ON SPONSORING AND BENEFITING THE HOPE CLINIC.

BUT THE INVOLVEMENT FOR THE SCHOOL DISTRICT IS THEY PROVIDE THE TALENT AND WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO FEATURE THOSE KIDS.

AND I ECHO WHAT YOU SAID, WE JUST DON'T HAVE ENOUGH WAYS TO RECOGNIZE FINE EFFORT BY SOME OF OUR KIDS IN THIS DISTRICT.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT.

I ENJOYED THAT. JUST REAL QUICK, I WAS ABLE TO JOIN THE RETIREMENT CELEBRATION BY ZOOM AND WAS ABLE TO SPEAK TO ALL OF OUR RETIREES.

I THINK JOHNNY SAID IT RIGHT WE'RE SAD TO SEE THEM GO, BUT HAPPY FOR THIS NEXT PHASE IN THEIR LIFE. I DID ATTEND THE CONGRESSIONAL YOUTH AWARD LEADERSHIP, THE KICK OFF THAT MORNING WITH MS. STANLEY. SEEING BRIGHT EYED KIDS IN THE MORNING REMINDS ME HOW OLD I AM, BUT IT WAS WONDERFUL. AND I THINK, YOU KNOW, IN THE ROOM IT WAS KIND OF QUIET.

I THINK THE KIDS WERE KIND OF SHY AND RESERVED AND MIGHT NOT EVEN LOOK YOU IN THE EYE.

AND I THINK BY THE END OF THE MEETING, MR. SELDERS GOT TO SEE PROUD, CONFIDENT KIDS SHAKING HIS HAND, LOOKING HIM IN THE EYE AND TALKING ABOUT THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

AND TO ME, THOSE KIND OF PROGRAMS ARE PRICELESS.

I TOO ATTENDED THE PRAYER BREAKFAST.

I THOUGHT IT WAS A GREAT EVENT.

I WAS GLAD THAT THE SCHOOL DISTRICT PARTICIPATED IN THAT.

AND JUST REAL QUICK, I WENT TO SAN ANTONIO TO THE SLI CONFERENCE.

MS. GRIFFIN WAS THERE ALSO AS A PRESENTER.

MAN IT'S THREE DAYS OF INTENSE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY FOR THE SCHOOL BOARD.

I KNOW THE REST OF OUR GROUP IS GOING TO FORT WORTH THIS WEEK.

SO I'LL BE GLAD TO COMPARE NOTES WITH YOU, BUT WE HAD A SPEAKER, RICK RIGSBY, WHO USED TO BE A COACH FOR THE TEXAS A&M FOOTBALL TEAM, AND HE'S A DYNAMIC SPEAKER.

WE'VE HEARD HIM BEFORE, BUT HE TALKS ABOUT BASICALLY TAKING ACTION.

AND HE REMINDED ME OF A SAYING THAT YOU CAN PRETEND TO CARE, BUT YOU CAN'T PRETEND TO SHOW UP. SO THE FACT THAT THIS BOARD PARTICIPATES AND SHOWING UP IN ALL THE EVENTS THAT YOU DO Y'ALL THAT REALLY SAYS A LOT.

AND THANK YOU FOR THAT.

AND WITH THAT, I WILL KICK IT OVER TO DR.

[VI.D. Superintendent's Report]

LOPEZ. GOOD EVENING, TRUSTEES.

IT'S BEEN AN EVENTFUL YEAR.

THIS IS OUR LAST BOARD MEETING FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR.

AND THERE ARE SO MANY SIGNATURE EVENTS THAT WE'RE WE'RE DOING.

WE'RE APPROVING BUDGETS.

WE'RE SETTING THE TONE FOR NEXT YEAR.

WE ALREADY KNOW THAT NEXT YEAR'S GUIDELINES IS GOING TO LOOK VERY DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE EXPERIENCED THIS YEAR.

I DON'T KNOW WHY I'VE BEEN SO SENTIMENTAL LATELY.

I THINK IT'S BECAUSE WE'VE BEEN IN PERSON AND I DIDN'T REALIZE HOW MUCH I MISSED SEEING SMILES AND FACES AND PEOPLE'S ENERGIES.

WE WERE REMINISCING SOME OF US TODAY ABOUT WHEN WE FIRST STARTED COMING BACK TO HARRIS HILL, AND IT WAS LITTLE BY LITTLE.

IT WASN'T EVERYBODY AT ONE TIME.

AND SLOWLY BUT SURELY, YOU KNOW, WE WERE WORKING OUR WAY BACK TO NORMAL AND THERE WAS NO REAL DEFINITION OF NORMAL BACK THEN.

AND EVEN NOW, THERE'S SOME UNCERTAINTY WITH WHAT LIES AHEAD OF US.

WHAT I WILL SAY IS THAT EVERYBODY ROSE TO THE OCCASION.

IT WAS A PRIDEFUL MOMENT TO SEE WHAT WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED.

THE GRADUATIONS SIGNIFIED THAT.

HOW DO YOU HOLD THE RECORD OF PEOPLE NOT ONLY MAKING THE STAGE,

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BUT GRADUATING WITH CCMR CREDITS? IT'S GARLAND ISD FOR YOU.

YOU KNOW, YOU TALK ABOUT SHOWING UP.

THOSE TEACHERS HAD TO MAKE SURE WE PULLED THOSE KIDS THROUGH THE FINISH LINE.

IT WAS IMPERATIVE THAT WE DID THAT.

WE CAN'T LOSE A GENERATION.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO SHOW UP THIS NEXT COMING YEAR BECAUSE WHAT DO WE HAVE? WE HAVE LEARNING LOSS.

THINGS THAT WE ALREADY KNEW THAT LIE AHEAD OF US.

AND WE'RE GOING TO GO AT IT GARLAND STYLE.

AND I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY FOR THEIR SUPPORT.

I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY FOR ALWAYS RALLYING AROUND WHAT WAS BEST.

AND THAT'S THE KIDS. ALL DECISIONS ARE MADE IN THE BEST INTEREST OF OUR STUDENTS AND WE WOULDN'T BE HAVING A LOT OF THESE ACCOLADES.

REGION TEN NURSE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR IS FROM WHERE? GARLAND. OK, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE ANOTHER BIG ANNOUNCEMENT COMING.

IT'S A SURPRISE THE BOARD WILL KNOW ABOUT IT, BUT IT'S A SURPRISE COMING OUT NEXT WEEK.

ANOTHER GARLAND INDIVIDUAL IS GOING TO GET RECOGNIZED.

THEN WHEN WE START LOOKING AROUND AND WE START SEEING OTHER GREATNESS, IT'S ALWAYS THESE GARLAND PEOPLE BEING RECOGNIZED.

SOMETHING MUST HAVE GONE RIGHT FOR THE REST OF THE COUNTY OR ACTUALLY MORE THAN THE COUNTY, BECAUSE WE ENCOMPASS SO MANY OTHERS TO START RECOGNIZING GARLAND INDIVIDUALS DURING THIS PANDEMIC.

SO I JUST WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY FOR THEIR PATIENCE.

IT SEEMS LIKE IT'S A SHORT SUMMER.

AND I WILL TELL YOU WHEN IT'S REALLY HOT IN AUGUST, WE'RE GOING TO BE GLAD TO BE BACK WE'RE IN AIR CONDITIONED BUILDINGS.

YOU KNOW, I DON'T THINK AUGUST IS THE MOST FUN MONTH IN OUR AREA.

BUT I WILL SAY ONCE WE GET TO THE GRIND AND WE START SEEING THE LIGHTS IN KIDS EYES THAT WE HAVEN'T SEEN, YOU'RE GOING TO FEEL AS SENTIMENTAL AS I AM BECAUSE ALL OUR WORK IS FOR THEM. AND WHEN YOU'RE IN GARLAND, YOU HAVE A SHOT.

AND SO I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY THAT WAS INVOLVED FOR THAT.

APPRECIATE IT. THANK YOU.

AND THERE'S ONE THING THAT I FORGOT TO MENTION IS PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT THING I WAS GOING TO SAY. BUT I WAS GIVEN A BATON AT OUR LAST MEETING BY MR. SELDERS, WHO WAS THE PREVIOUS BOARD PRESIDENT.

AND I DON'T THINK WE GOT TO REALLY THANK HIM ENOUGH FOR THE JOB HE DID THROUGH A PANDEMIC. AND HE TOOK OVER FOR MR. BEACH, I BELIEVE, IN NOVEMBER.

AND HE WAS ABLE TO TAKE US THROUGH THE END OF A VERY STRESSFUL TIME.

AND AS A BOARD MEMBER, I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU.

WELL DONE. [APPLAUSE]. OK, I THINK WE HAVE ALL THE PARTIES HERE THAT WE CAN.

WE'RE GOING TO SKIP TO ITEM NINE, WHICH IS OUR EXECUTIVE SESSION.

[IX. Executive Session]

EXECUTIVE SESSION WILL BE HELD FOR PURPOSES PERMITTED BY THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT TEXAS GOVERNMENT SECTION CODE SECTION 551.001 PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 551.071.

PRIVATE CONSULTATION WITH THE BOARD'S ATTORNEY IN PERSON OR BY PHONE.

WHEN THE BOARD SEEKS THE ADVICE OF ITS ATTORNEY ABOUT PENDING OR CONTEMPLATED LITIGATION.

TWO A SETTLEMENT OFFER OR THREE A MATTER IN WHICH THE DUTY OF THE ATTORNEY TO THE GOVERNMENTAL BODY UNDER THE TEXAS DISCIPLINARY RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT OF THE STATE BAR OF TEXAS CLEARLY CONFLICTS WITH THIS CHAPTER.

ITEM NUMBER ONE, WE'RE GOING TO HEAR AND CONSIDER AND DELIBERATE A LEVEL THREE EMPLOYEE GRIEVANCE APPEAL OF GLORIA ALVAREZ AND ITEM B.

PURSUANT TO CODE 551.074 DELIBERATE REGARDING THE APPOINTMENT, EMPLOYMENT EVALUATION, REASSIGNMENT DUTIES, DISCIPLINE OR DISMISSAL OF A PUBLIC OFFICER EMPLOYEE OR TO HEAR COMPLAINT OR CHARGE AGAINST AN OFFICER EMPLOYEE.

NUMBER ONE CONSULTATION AND DELIBERATION REGARDING ADMINISTRATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS, INCLUDING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF LEADERSHIP ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL AT ETHRIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, PRINCIPAL AT HANDLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

IT IS NOW 7:16 AND WE ARE IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.

OK, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, WELCOME BACK TO THE PUBLIC PORTION OF THE MEETING, AND THE TIME

[X. Reconvene from Executive Session for action relative to items considered during Executive Session]

IS 8:50.

THE BOARD CONDUCTED A LEVEL THREE APPEAL HEARING FOLLOWED BY GLORIA ALVAREZ IN CLOSED SESSION PURSUANT TO SECTIONS 55.071 AND 55.074 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE.

THE BOARD THEN MET IN EXECUTIVE SESSION PURSUANT TO SECTION 551.071

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AND 551.074 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE.

FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE SESSION, THE BOARD IS NOW RECONVENED IN OPEN SESSION IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHAPTER 551 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE.

ANY ACTION TAKEN REGARDING THIS MATTER MUST BE TAKEN IN OPEN SESSION.

DO I HAVE A MOTION ON THE LEVEL THREE APPEAL FILED BY MS. ALVAREZ.

MR. PRESIDENT? YES, SIR.

I MOVE THAT THE BOARD DENY THE LEVEL THREE APPEAL, THEREBY UPHOLDING THE ADMINISTRATION'S DECISION AT LEVEL TWO.

WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND, THE BOARD WILL INDICATE ITS VOTE BY RAISING THEIR HAND.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR. ANY OPPOSED LET THE RECORD SHOW THAT IT WAS A UNANIMOUS VOTE TO AFFIRM THE LEVEL TWO, OK? ALSO, WE MET IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.

LET ME GET TO MY NOTES. WE MET IN EXECUTIVE SESSION FOR A SECOND ITEM, THE CONSULTATION DELIBERATION REGARDING ADMINISTRATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS, INCLUDING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF LEADERSHIP ELEMENTARY, A PRINCIPAL FOR ETHRIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND A PRINCIPAL FOR HANDLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

DO I HAVE ANY MOTIONS.

YES, MR. PRESIDENT, I WOULD MAKE A MOTION.

I'M GOING TO TAKE EACH ONE ON AN INDIVIDUAL BASIS AS WE WILL VOTE ON THEM SEPARATELY.

FIRST ONE IS I'D LIKE TO APPROVE THE ADMINISTRATION VOTE FOR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF LEADERSHIP MS. CHERYL ALEXANDER. SECOND.

OKAY BOARD, WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

ANY DISCUSSION. IF NOT, PLEASE VOTE TO APPROVE BY RAISING YOUR HAND.

ANY AGAINST. LET THE RECORD SHOW IT WAS A UNANIMOUS APPROVAL.

GO AHEAD, MR. BEACH. NEXT, WE HAVE THE PRINCIPAL OF HANDLEY ELEMENTARY AND WE'D LIKE TO APPROVE SHARONDA BROWN.

SECOND. THANK YOU.

WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

BY SHOW OF HANDS, ALL THOSE WHO APPROVE.

ANY OPPOSED. LET THE RECORD SHOW IT WAS UNANIMOUS.

CONGRATULATIONS AND ITEM NUMBER THREE.

THE NEXT PRINCIPAL WE'D LIKE TO APPROVE IS FOR ETHRIDGE ELEMENTARY, CYNDI ORTIZ.

SECOND.

WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND, LET THE BOARD VOTE BY SHOWING THEIR HANDS TO APPROVE.

ANY OPPOSED? UNANIMOUS APPROVAL.

THANK YOU. THIS CONCLUDES THE MATTERS THAT WERE DISCUSSED IN EXECUTIVE SESSION.

AT THIS POINT, WE'RE GOING TO GO ALL THE WAY BACK TO PAGE TWO OF FOUR AND RESUME OUR AGENDA. THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA WILL BE ITEM SEVEN CONSENT AGENDA.

[VII. Consent Agenda]

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF HUMAN RESOURCES REPORT.

AND THIS IS DR. GRADYNE BROWN.

MR.. YES MA'AM.

I MOVE APPROVAL OF THE HUMAN RESOURCE REPORT AS DISTRIBUTED AT OUR STATIONS AND OUR FOLDERS. SECOND, THANK YOU.

WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND TO ACCEPT THIS ITEM.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF APPROVAL RAISE YOUR HAND.

ANY OPPOSED. LET IT SHOW UNANIMOUS APPROVAL.

WE NOW GO TO ACTION ITEM NON CONSENT.

THIS IS ITEM EIGHT.

AND WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON EACH OF THESE ITEMS INDIVIDUALLY.

SO WE'RE GOING TO SEPARATE THESE AND GO IN ORDER.

SO THE FIRST ONE IS CONSIDER APPROVAL FOR RECOMMENDATION FOR RETENTION STIPEND.

[VIII.A. Consider Approval of Recommendation for Retention Stipend - Dr. Gradyne Brown]

AND AND THIS IS DR.

GRADYNE BROWN.

GOOD EVENING AGAIN, MR. MILLER, BOARD OF TRUSTEES, AND I KNOW DR.

LOPEZ IS IN ATTENDANCE SOMEWHERE.

I BRING A RECOMMENDATION TO YOU THIS EVENING IN REFERENCE TO THE APPROVAL OF A RETENTION STIPEND.

THROUGHOUT THE 2021 SCHOOL YEAR, COVID-19 CREATED A DISRUPTION IN ALL OF OUR LIVES, PARTICULARLY IN THE LIVES OF OUR EDUCATORS WHO SUCCESSFULLY STEPPED UP TO MEET THE CHALLENGE AND PIVOTED IN ORDER TO BRING AN EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION TO THE CHILDREN OF

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GARLAND ISD IN A VERY DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENT THAN ANY WE HAD EXPERIENCED BEFORE.

THE ADMINISTRATION PROPOSES THAT IN AN EFFORT TO DECREASE THE NUMBER OF RESIGNATIONS, RETURNING FULL TIME AND PART TIME EMPLOYEES RECEIVE RETENTION STIPENDS.

STIPEND PAYMENTS WILL BE CONTINGENT UPON THE DISTRICT'S ESSER 3 PLAN BEING APPROVED BY TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY.

THE STIPEND AMOUNTS WILL BE AS FOLLOWS.

FOR FULL TIME EMPLOYEES, TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS AND FOR PART TIME EMPLOYEES, ONE THOUSAND DOLLARS. THERE ARE SOME ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR THE STIPENDS.

THE INDIVIDUALS MUST BE EMPLOYED WITH GARLAND ISD AS OF JUNE 30TH, 2021, AND THEY MUST BE EMPLOYED WITH GARLAND ISD ON THE LAST WORK DAY OF THE MONTH PRECEDING STIPEND PAYMENTS.

AND THEY MUST BE EITHER A FULL TIME OR A PART TIME EMPLOYEE WHO WORKS AT LEAST 19 HOURS PER WEEK. THE STIPEND PAYMENTS WILL BE MADE IN THREE SEPARATE PAYMENTS.

OCTOBER PAYMENT TWENTY FIVE PERCENT, DECEMBER PAYMENT 50 PERCENT AND MARCH PAYMENT 25 PERCENT.

OK.

ANY QUESTIONS? BOARD, DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY AGAIN, YOU SAID THAT TO BE ELIGIBLE, THE EMPLOYEE HAS TO BE GAINFULLY EMPLOYED BY THE DISTRICT, BEGINNING WHAT DATE, JUNE 30TH AND THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH PRIOR TO THE STIPEND.

AND SO IF YOU'RE HERE AND YOU DON'T QUALIFY FOR THE SECOND ROUND, YOU JUST GET THE ONE 25 PERCENT. YES SIR. SO IF YOU LEAVE IN NOVEMBER.

YES. IF YOU'RE HERE THROUGH THE END OF DECEMBER, YOU'LL GET THE SECOND STIPEND, WHICH WAS . 50 PERCENT. 50 PERCENT.

FOR THE SECOND STIPEND, YOU WOULD HAVE TO BE HERE THROUGH THE END OF NOVEMBER BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO BE HERE THROUGH THE END OF THE MONTH PRECEDING.

OK. CORRECT. ALL RIGHT.

I THINK I UNDERSTAND.

MR. BEACH. JUST FOR CLARIFICATION, THE FIGURE THAT WE SAW IN THE PRESENTATION EARLIER FOR THE 16 MILLION WAS THAT THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT IT EQUATES TO ON TODAY'S EMPLOYMENT FIGURES THAT WE HAVE IN GISD.

YES SIR, BASED OFF HR'S ANALYSIS OF RETURNING EMPLOYEES WHO ARE EMPLOYED THE PRIOR YEAR.

AND THAT RETURNED.

THAT 60 MILLION COVERS THAT WITH A LITTLE CUSHION JUST IN CASE WE EXCEED PRIOR ATTAINMENT FIGURES IN THAT NUMBER.

SO WHEN YOU SAY IF WE EXCEED IF WE DON'T HAVE TO USE ALL OF THAT, DOES THAT MONEY JUST ROLL BACK INTO WHERE SOMEWHERE YES SIR. WE WOULD THEN AMEND OUR ESSER PLAN TO LOOK AT THOSE OTHER NEEDS THAT HAVE ARISEN TO REALLOCATE THOSE DOLLARS THAT ARE BETWEEN WHATEVER WE PAY OUT AND THAT 16 MILLION.

OK, IS THE BREAKDOWN ON THE PART TIME EMPLOYEES OF A THOUSAND DOLLARS, THE SAME PERCENTAGES, 25, 50, 25? YES SIR IT IS.

OK, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS.

IF NOT I'LL MAKE A MOTION.

YES, JUST ONE MORE.

YES JUST ONE MINUTE.

I DON'T HAVE IT IN FRONT OF ME, BUT WHEN WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THIS, WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THIS POTENTIALLY OVER MULTIPLE YEARS.

AND I THINK WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HERE IS JUST ONE YEAR.

SO COULD YOU TALK ABOUT POTENTIAL FUTURE YEARS THAT YOU SHOWED US AND HOW THAT MIGHT OR MIGHT NOT HAPPEN? YES, SIR.

GOOD QUESTION. WE HAD SHOWN FOR FISCAL YEAR 21 22, WHICH IS THE ONE COMING UP, THIS WOULD COVER THAT ONE TIME PAYMENT FOR THIS FISCAL YEAR.

NEXT YEAR WE SHOWED AND IF TEA APPROVES THAT PLAN FOR 22 23 FISCAL YEAR, WHICH IS NOT THE COMING YEAR, BUT THE NEXT YEAR WE WOULD COME BACK TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR THAT COMPENSATION PLAN TO SEEK ANOTHER RETENTION PAYMENT THAT FISCAL YEAR.

SO COMPENSATION IS GOING TO BE DONE YEAR TO YEAR.

BUT WITH OUR PLAN, WE'RE SHOWING A THREE YEAR PROJECTION WITH THE HOPE THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO DO RETENTION PAYMENTS FOR THE NEXT THREE YEARS.

BUT EACH OF THOSE WOULD COME BACK TO THE BOARD EVERY SINGLE FISCAL YEAR FOR APPROVAL.

AND FROM WHAT YOU'VE HEARD AND ALL THE INSTRUCTIONS YOU'RE GETTING AN ALL THE MEETINGS YOU'RE ATTENDING, YOU AND MS. MAYO WERE ATTENDING, THAT APPEARS LIKELY THAT THESE SUMS WILL BE ALLOWED FOR THIS YEAR

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AND CONTINUING YEARS.

IS THAT SO FAR.

FROM OUR UNDERSTANDING AS OF RIGHT NOW? YES, SIR. GOOD. THANK YOU, SIR.

THANK YOU. OK, BOARD DISCUSSION OR A MOTION.

I'LL MAKE A MOTION.

I MAKE A MOTION THAT WE CONSIDER THE APPROVAL OF THE RECOMMENDATION FOR THE RETENTION STIPEND AS STATED TONIGHT BY MRS. BROWN WITH THE STIPULATIONS, WITH THE ESSER THREE FUNDS OF HOW THAT IS PLACED FORWARD.

SECOND.

OK, WE HAVE A MOTION AND IT HAS BEEN SECONDED.

ALL THOSE INDICATE APPROVAL BY RAISING YOUR HAND.

ANY OPPOSED. THANK YOU, BOARD.

ALL RIGHT, LET'S MOVE ON TO ITEM B CONSIDER APPROVAL OF AMENDMENT OF 2021 2022 SALARY

[VIII.B. Consider Approval of Amendment of 2021-2022 Salary Schedule for Retention Stipends - Dr. Gradyne Brown]

SCHEDULE FOR RETENTION STIPENDS.

AGAIN, THIS IS DR.

BROWN. SO LAST MONTH WE BROUGHT TO YOU OUR 21 22 SALARY SCHEDULE BOOK.

AND THE PAGE THAT IS THE ATTACHMENT TO THIS SHOWS THE STIPENDS THAT YOU JUST APPROVED.

AND WE WILL REVISE OUR SALARY SCHEDULE BOOK WITH YOUR APPROVAL.

AND IT HAS THE STATEMENT ABOUT THE EMPLOYEE RETENTION STIPENDS.

AND IT STATES THAT ON JUNE 22ND, 2021, OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES, APPROVES A RETENTION STIPEND FOR ALL GISD FULL TIME AND PART TIME EMPLOYEES AND PAYMENT OF THE STIPEND AND ELIGIBILITY IS AS FOLLOWS, WHICH IS WHAT WE JUST DISCUSSED.

OK, SO WHAT THIS ACTION ITEM DOES IT MARRIES THE SALARY SCHEDULE TO THE ACTION WE JUST TOOK. THAT'S CORRECT.

ANY QUESTIONS, BOARD.

YES MA'AM MS. STANLEY. WHAT WE JUST TOOK, THOUGH, DIDN'T WE SAY IT BASED ON THE ESSER 3 FUNDS? SO SHOULDN'T WE PUT THAT ALSO SOMEWHERE IN THERE JUST IN CASE.

THAT STATEMENT IS HERE? OK, SORRY.

THANKS. BUT THANK YOU. MR. PRESIDENT. ARE YOU READY FOR A MOTION.

ANY DISCUSSION OR MOTION? EITHER ONE. I'D LIKE TO APPROVE THE AMENDMENT TO THE 2021 2022 SALARY SCHEDULE FOR RETENTION STIPENDS.

I'LL SECOND IT.

OKAY WE HAVE A MOTION AND SECOND BOARD MEMBERS INDICATE YOUR APPROVAL BY RAISING YOUR HAND. ALL THOSE OPPOSED.

AND SHOWING UNANIMOUS.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU BOARD.

FOR ITEM B. NOW WE GO TO ITEM C, CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE MOU FOR JJAEP.

[VIII.C. Consider Approval of the MOU for JJAEP - Dr. Babetta Hemphill]

I'VE GOT DR.

BABETTA HEMPHILL DOWN.

I DON'T SEE HER PRESENT, MR. MILLER. YES.

WE DISCUSSED THIS IN COMMITTEE.

YES, MA'AM. AND IT LOOKS LIKE THERE'S NO CHANGES.

AND THIS IS OUR ANNUAL MOU THAT WE HAVE TO DO FOR JJAEP.

YES MA'AM.

SO I MOVE THAT WE ACCEPT THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING AS PRINTED IN OUR BOARD BOOK FOR THE ANNUAL MOU JJAEP.

SECOND. WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND ON THIS ITEM BOARD MEMBERS INDICATE YOUR APPROVAL BY RAISING YOUR HAND.

ANY OPPOSED.

CONSIDERED APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY.

ITEM D CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE TEACHER DATA PORTAL FOR THE TEXAS ASSESSMENT MANAGEMENT

[VIII.D. Consider Approval of Teacher Data Portal of the Texas Assessment Management System Waiver - Dr. Pam Neblett]

SYSTEM WAIVER.

DR. PAM NEBLETT IS ON HERE.

BUT I'M ASSUMING THIS IS ANOTHER ITEM THAT WAS PRESENTED IN COMMITTEE WITH NO CHANGES HERE TONIGHT. MR. CHAIR, I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION.

WE HAVE A MOTION BY MR. BEACH.

SECOND. HOLD IT. WHAT IS THE MOTION.

TO CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE TEACHER DATA PORTAL OF THE TEXAS ASSESSMENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WAIVER.

[LAUGHTER] IT'S PRINTED IN OUR BOOKLET.

SECOND.

HOLD ON. I'M LAUGHING AT MYSELF.

OK, I'M SLOWING DOWN, OK? WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND BOARD MEMBERS, PLEASE INDICATE YOUR APPROVAL BY RAISING YOUR HAND.

ANY OPPOSED? UNANIMOUS APPROVAL. THANK YOU.

LET'S GO TO ITEM E CONSIDER APPROVAL OF BUDGET TRANSFERS AND AMENDMENTS TO THE 2020 2021

[VIII.E. Consider Approval of Budget Transfers and Amendments to the 2020-2021 General Fund, Student Nutrition Service Fund, and Debt Service Fund – Brandy Mayo]

GENERAL FUND STUDENT NUTRITION SERVICE FUND AND THE DEBT SERVICE FUND BRANDY MAYO IS BEFORE US. IS THIS THE SAME ITEMS THAT WERE PRESENTED IN COMMITTEE.

NO SIR PRESIDENT MILLER, YOU HAVE AN UPDATE.

I DISTRIBUTED AN UPDATE BEFORE THE START OF THE MEETING, THERE HAS BEEN A CHANGE TO THE GENERAL FUND LOCAL REVENUE.

SO TO BE FOR, DUE TO TRANSPARENCY AND TO BE MORE IN LINE WITH OUR LOCAL COLLECTIONS, WE

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DID INCREASE THAT AMOUNT.

SO YOU'LL SEE AN INCREASE IN YOUR DOCUMENT THAT'S SITTING THERE TO THE LOCAL REVENUE.

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

BOARD ANY QUESTIONS ON THIS ITEM? WHY DON'T YOU INDICATE THE THE AMOUNT IT LOOKS LIKE EVERYONE IS STILL LOOKING.

YES, I CAN.

INCREASE THE LOCAL REVENUE.

FIFTY SEVEN BY TWO MILLION NINE HUNDRED AND FORTY THOUSAND DOLLARS.

NINE HUNDRED AND FORTY FOUR HUNDRED AND TWENTY ONE DOLLARS.

IS THAT ON THE SECOND PAGE.

IT'S ON THE FIRST PAGE.

FIRST PAGE THERE YOU GO.

THERE ARE TWO ATTACHMENTS.

THERE WERE BECAUSE OF THIS CHANGE, IT CHANGED THE JUNE AMENDMENT AND THE FINAL BUDGET AMENDMENT WHICH IS THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA.

OK.

MR. MILLER TO HIGHLIGHT WE BASED OUR BUDGET OFF THE TAX COLLECTION RATE OF 98 PERCENT.

AND THOSE GO ALL THE WAY THROUGH AUGUST.

AND NOW THAT WE ARE THROUGH MAY AND WHERE WE ARE AT COLLECTION WISE, THAT IS THE MAJOR CAUSE OF THAT ADJUSTMENT.

SO WE'RE COLLECTING AT A GREATER RATE THAN WE BUDGETED.

YES SIR. THAT'S CORRECT, YES.

ANY DISCUSSION BOARD.

MR. MILLER? YES, MA'AM.

I MOVE APPROVAL OF THE BUDGET TRANSFERS AN AMENDMENT TO THE 2020 2021 GENERAL FUND, STUDENT NUTRITION SERVICE FUND AND DEBT SERVICE FUND AS PRESENTED AS AN UPDATE AT OUR STATION. SECOND.

ALL RIGHT. WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND BOARD MEMBERS PLEASE INDICATE YOUR APPROVAL BY RAISING YOUR HAND.

ANY OPPOSED. CONSIDERED TO SHOW UNANIMOUS.

LET'S GO TO ITEM F.

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF FINAL AMENDING BUDGETS FOR 2020 2021.

[VIII.F. Consider Approval of Final Amended Budgets for 2020-2021 – Brandy Mayo]

BRANDY MAYO. YES.

PRESIDENT MILLER, THAT CHANGE THAT WE JUST SPOKE TO ON THE PRIOR LINE ITEM, IT ALSO AFFECTS THIS ITEM.

SO YOU'LL SEE HERE AN INCREASE TO FIFTY SEVEN LOCAL REVENUE.

THE UPDATED VERSION IS NOW TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN MILLION ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY NINE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND EIGHT.

AND THAT REPRESENTS THAT INCREASE IN LOCAL REVENUE.

BOARD DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR ANY MOTIONS.

MR. MILLER? I MOVE THAT WE APPROVE THE FINAL AMENDMENT BUDGET FOR 2020 2021 AS PRESENTED TONIGHT AT OUR STATIONS.

SECOND.

WE HAVE A MOTION AN A SECOND BOARD MEMBERS PLEASE INDICATE YOUR APPROVAL BY RAISING YOUR HAND.

ANY OPPOSED. THANK YOU.

SHOWING UNANIMOUS. LET'S GO TO ITEM G.

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE BUDGET FOR THE 2021 2022 SCHOOL YEAR.

[VIII.G. Consider Approval of the Budget for the 2021-2022 School Year – Dr. Brent Ringo and Brandy Mayo]

AND THIS IS DR. BRENT RINGO AND BRANDY MAYO I GUESS BRANDY, YOU'RE STAYING UP.

YES, SIR. YES.

PRESIDENT MILLER BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

DR. LOPEZ, THIS IS THE FY 22 PROPOSED BUDGET.

THIS WAS EXACTLY AS PRESENTED IN COMMITTEE AND PRESENTED TODAY IN THE PUBLIC MEETING HERE FOR YOUR APPROVAL FOR ALL THREE FUNDS, THE GENERAL FUND, STUDENT NUTRITION SERVICES FUND AND THE DEBT SERVICES FUND.

GREAT. AND MS. MAYO.

THIS IS THE BUDGET THAT SHOWS THE TWENTY SEVENISH MILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT THAT WE THINK IS GOING TO BE CLOSER TO FLAT ONCE WE GET THROUGH.

THAT I BELIEVE YOU'RE REFERRING TO THIS CURRENT FISCAL YEAR.

OH THAT WAS THIS ONE.

YES. YES, SIR, THAT'S CORRECT.

THIS NEXT YEAR, WE'RE SHOWING A TWENTY NINE MILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT.

TWENTY NINE. I'M SORRY, I MISSPOKE.

OK.

MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE TO ADOPT THE BUDGET FOR THE 2021 2022 FISCAL YEAR AS PRESENTED IN OUR BOARD BOOK. SECOND.

WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

BOARD MEMBERS PLEASE INDICATE YOUR APPROVAL BY RAISING YOUR HAND.

ANY OPPOSED.

SHOW IT UNANIMOUS.

LET'S GO TO ITEM H.

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRIBUTION TO THE GARLAND ECONOMIC

[VIII.H. Consider Approval of Resolution Authorizing Contribution to the Garland Economic Development Partnership – Dr. Brent Ringo]

DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP.

THIS IS AN ITEM THAT WAS PRESENTED IN COMMITTEE.

ANY QUESTIONS? YES, MA'AM.

JUST MORE OF AND I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S A QUESTION OR REQUEST, BUT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO GET SEMIANNUAL REPORTS ON THESE AGREEMENTS.

AND SO IF WE HAVE THOSE AVAILABLE, I'D LIKE TO SEE THEM AND THEN IN THE FUTURE, HAVE THEM WITH THIS WHEN WE DO GO FORWARD.

OK, WE CAN NOTE THAT.

WHO'S DEPARTMENT WOULD THAT COME FROM DR.

RINGO? FROM MECHELLE.

OK, THAT WILL COME FROM MECHELLE.

THANK YOU. WE'LL MAKE THAT NOTE.

MR. MILLER. YES, SIR.

IF THERE ARE NO OTHER QUESTIONS.

I WILL MAKE THE MOTION THAT WE APPROVE OF THE RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRIBUTION TO THE GARLAND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERSHIP AS PRINTED IN OUR AGENDA.

[02:20:03]

SECOND.

BEACH.

BOARD MEMBERS INDICATE YOUR APPROVAL BY RAISING YOUR HAND.

ANY OPPOSED.

SHOW IT UNANIMOUS. THANK YOU.

LET'S GO TO ITEM I.

[VIII.I. Consider Approval of Resolution Authorizing Contribution to the Rowlett Chamber Foundation – Dr. Brent Ringo]

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRIBUTION TO THE ROWLETT CHAMBER FOUNDATION. MR. PRESIDENT, I WILL RECUSE MYSELF ON THIS VOTE AS I AM A MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF THE CHAMBER FOUNDATION. THANK YOU.

EXCELLENT. DULY NOTED.

MR. MILLER. YES, SIR.

I MOVE THAT WE APPROVE THE RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING CONTRIBUTION TO THE ROWLETT CHAMBER FOUNDATION AS PRINTED ON OUR AGENDA.

I'LL SECOND IT.

OKAY. WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND BOARD MEMBERS INDICATE YOUR APPROVAL BY RAISING YOUR HAND. ANY OPPOSED.

LET IT SHOW UNANIMOUS WITH THE EXCEPTION OF MR. GLICK WHO RECUSED HIMSELF FROM THE VOTE.

LET'S GO TO ITEM J.

[VIII.J. Consider Approval of Independent Sources of Instruction for the Training of Investment Officers – Dr. Brent Ringo and Rhonda Rountree]

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE INDEPENDENT SOURCES OF INSTRUCTION FOR THE TRAINING OF INVESTMENT OFFICERS.

GOOD EVENING, MS. ROUNTREE. GOOD EVENING.

PRESIDENT MILLER, DR.

LOPEZ BOARD, WE ARE LOOKING AT ITEMS, THE NEXT FOUR, J K L AND M ARE THE ANNUAL REVIEWS THAT WE ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE THROUGH CDA LOCAL.

THE FIRST ONE IS APPROVING THE SOURCES OF INSTRUCTION FOR BOTH DR.

RINGO, AND I THAT'S REQUIRED BY OUR POLICY.

BOARD MEMBERS. ANY DISCUSSION OR MOTION ON THIS ITEM? COULD WE GROUP J K L AND M THEN? YEAH I PREFER WE TAKE THEM SEPARATELY TO HAVE RECORDATION OF EACH OF THESE INDEPENDENTLY.

WITH THAT BEING SAID, THEN I WOULD LIKE TO CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE INDEPENDENT SOURCE OF INSTRUCTION FOR THE TRAINING OF INVESTMENT OFFICERS AS PRINTED IN OUR BOOKLET.

SECOND. WE HAVE A MOTION AN A SECOND BOARD MEMBERS PLEASE INDICATE YOUR APPROVAL BY RAISING YOUR HAND.

ANY OPPOSED.

LET IT SHOW UNANIMOUS APPROVAL.

LET'S GO TO ITEM K.

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF QUALIFIED INVESTMENT BROKERS.

[VIII.K. Consider Approval of Qualified Investment Brokers – Dr. Brent Ringo and Rhonda Rountree]

MS. ROUNTREE. YES. ACCORDING TO CDA LOCAL, WE ARE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE TO YOU THE LIST OF OUR QUALIFIED INVESTMENT BROKERS THAT HAVE MET ALL THE QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED IN CDA LOCAL. THIS IS JUST YOUR ANNUAL REVIEW.

OK, BOARD MEMBERS, ANY DISCUSSION? MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THAT WE APPROVE ACTION ITEM 8 K REGARDING APPROVAL OF QUALIFIED INVESTMENT BROKERS AS PRINTED IN OUR BOARD BOOK.

OKAY WE HAVE A MOTION.

I'LL SECOND IT. WE HAVE A SECOND.

BOARD MEMBERS. PLEASE INDICATE YOUR APPROVAL BY RAISING YOUR HAND.

ANY OPPOSED. LET IT SHOW UNANIMOUS APPROVAL.

LET'S GO TO ITEM L.

[VIII.L. Review the Investment Policy and Investment Strategy and adopt a written instrument stating review of same and recording any changes made to either the investment policy or investment strategies – Dr. Brent Ringo and Rhonda Rountree]

REVIEW THE INVESTMENT POLICY AND INVESTMENT STRATEGY AND ADOPT A WRITTEN INSTRUMENT STATING A REVIEW OF SAME AND RECORDING ANY CHANGES MADE TO EITHER THE INVESTMENT POLICY OR INVESTMENT STRATEGIES.

AND I BELIEVE THIS WAS PRESENTED IN OUR MEETING.

YES, SIR. THIS IS JUST THE ANNUAL ACKNOWLEDGMENT THAT YOU HAVE HAD A COPY OF THE POLICY AND THAT YOU HAVE REVIEWED IT AND ACKNOWLEDGED YOUR RECEIPT OF IT.

AGAIN, THIS WAS DISCUSSED IN COMMITTEE BOARD.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR MOTION? MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THAT WE ADOPT THE ADMINISTRATION'S RECOMMENDATION REGARDING ACTION ITEM 8 L REGARDING THE INVESTMENT POLICY AND INVESTMENT STRATEGY, ACKNOWLEDGING THAT WE RECEIVED THE WRITTEN INSTRUMENT, APPROVING THE SAME.

SECOND. WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND BOARD MEMBERS PLEASE INDICATE YOUR APPROVAL BY RAISING YOUR HAND.

ANY OPPOSED. THANK YOU.

SHOW IT UNANIMOUS.

LET'S GO TO ITEM M CONSIDER APPROVAL OF A RESOLUTION DESIGNATING INVESTMENT OFFICERS FOR

[VIII.M. Consider Approval of Resolution Designating Investment Officers for the District – Allison Davenport]

THE DISTRICT AGAIN PRESENTED IN COMMITTEE ANY DISCUSSION.

MR. PRESIDENT.

YES, SIR. I MOVE THAT WE APPROVE ACTION ITEM EIGHT M REGARDING THE RESOLUTION DESIGNATING INVESTMENT OFFICERS FOR THE DISTRICT AS PRESENTED IN OUR BOARD BOOK.

SECOND.

WE HAVE A MOTION, AND A SECOND ON ITEM M BOARD MEMBERS INDICATE YOUR APPROVAL BY RAISING YOUR HAND.

ANY OPPOSED.

SHOW IT UNANIMOUS.

THANK YOU. LET'S GO TO ITEM N.

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF RESOLUTION OF THE ADOPTION OF COMMITTING FUND BALANCES.

[VIII.N. Consider Approval of Resolution of the Adoption of Committing Fund Balances – Allison Davenport]

ALLISON DAVENPORT, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE TONIGHT.

YES. MR. MILLER, BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

DR. LOPEZ, THE RESOLUTION BEFORE YOU IS FOR COMMITTING REVENUE SOURCES AND FUND BALANCE.

GASB 54 REQUIRES THAT OUR SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS THAT ARE NOT FOR DEBT OR CAPITAL PROJECTS

[02:25:05]

BE COMMITTED BY THE BOARD.

AND SO YOU HAVE THE LIST IN FRONT OF YOU.

IN ADDITION THE RESOLUTION, ALSO COMMITS FUND BALANCE, THEN GENERAL FUND FOR OUR SELF-INSURANCE, AND THAT INCLUDES OUR UNDERGROUND STORAGE FUEL STORAGE TANKS IN ADDITION TO OUR UNDERGROUND MAN/WAN THROUGH THE CITY OF GARLAND.

I'D BE HAPPY TO ADDRESS ANY QUESTIONS.

BOARD DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR A MOTION? I'LL MAKE A MOTION THAT WE CONSIDER THE APPROVAL OF THE RESOLUTION OF ADOPTING THE COMMITTING FUND BALANCES AS PRINTED IN OUR BOOKLET.

SECOND.

WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

BOARD MEMBERS PLEASE INDICATE YOUR APPROVAL BY RAISING YOUR HAND.

ANY OPPOSED. THANK YOU.

SHOW IT UNANIMOUS.

ITEM O. CONSIDERED APPROVAL OF INCREASE AMOUNT AND MODIFICATION OF SCOPE TO THE HVAC

[VIII.O. Consider Approval of Increase Amount and Modification of Scope to the HVAC Energy Management Controls Software and Hardware Project – Paul Gonzales and Javier Fernandez]

ENERGY MANAGEMENT CONTROLS AND HARDWARE PROJECT.

AND THIS WAS PRESENTED IN OUR COMMITTEE STRUCTURE THIS PAST WEEK.

MR. GONZALES, ARE THERE ANY CHANGES TO THIS? THERE'S NO CHANGES FROM THE FACILITIES COMMITTEE PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPORT LAST WEEK.

BOARD MEMBERS, DO WE HAVE ANY DISCUSSION OR A MOTION? MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THAT WE APPROVE ACTION ITEM 8 O.

REGARDING THE APPROVAL AND THE INCREASE AMOUNT AND MODIFICATION OF SCOPE TO THE HVAC ENERGY MANAGEMENT CONTROL SOFTWARE AND HARDWARE PROJECT AS PRESENTED IN OUR BOARD.

SECOND. WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND? BOARD MEMBERS PLEASE INDICATE YOUR APPROVAL BY RAISING YOUR HAND.

ANY OPPOSED. THANK YOU.

SHOW UNANIMOUS.

GO TO ITEM P.

[VIII.P. Consider Approval of Williams Stadium Grandstands Repairs – Javier Fernandez]

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF THE WILLIAMS STADIUM GRANDSTAND REPAIRS.

JAVIER, THIS WAS DISCUSSED IN FACILITY COMMITTEE, I BELIEVE.

YES SIR IT WAS.

ANY CHANGES TO THAT PLAN? NO, SIR. I WILL MAKE A NOTE THAT THE ITEM OF PAINTING WAS DISCUSSED, BUT IT'S NOT PART OF THIS ACTION ITEM TONIGHT.

SO IT'S JUST THE PRESENTATION, AS WAS PRESENTED IN THE COMMITTEE THAT HAS BEEN TRANSFERRED TO TONIGHT. THAT'S CORRECT SIR.

I'LL MAKE A MOTION THAT WE CONSIDER APPROVAL OF WILLIAMS STADIUM GRANDSTAND REPAIRS AS PRESENTED IN OUR BOARD PACKET.

SECOND. WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND BOARD MEMBERS PLEASE INDICATE YOUR APPROVAL BY RAISING YOUR HAND.

ANY OPPOSED.

SHOW IT UNANIMOUS. THANK YOU, ITEM Q.

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF INCREASE AMOUNT AND MODIFICATION OF SCOPE TO THE HVAC ENERGY

[VIII.Q. Consider Approval of Increase Amount and Modification of Scope to the HVAC Energy Management Controls Software and Hardware Project – Paul Gonzales and Javier Fernandez]

MANAGEMENT CONTROLS SOFTWARE HARDWARE PROJECT.

GIVE MR. GONZALEZ JUST A SECOND TO GET HERE.

AGAIN, THIS IS I THINK THERE WAS A DUPLICATE ON THIS DOCUMENT.

OK, SO IT'S THE SAME ITEM.

OK, SO WE CAN JUST SCRATCH THIS OUT IF WE'VE ALREADY ADDRESSED IT.

YES, SIR. OK, IT WAS ON HERE TWICE.

SORRY, I DID NOT CATCH THAT.

AND R IS TOO.

AND R IS ON HERE TWICE SO WE'LL TAKE THAT OFF.

THANK YOU. DID NOT CATCH THAT.

OK, BOARD EVERYBODY CLEAR ON THAT.

THOSE ARE JUST FILLERS WE WERE JUST TRYING TO FILL UP THE WHOLE PAGE OK, WE NEEDED MORE MOTIONS AND MORE SECONDS.

MAKE SURE EVERYBODY GOT A CHANCE.

ALL RIGHT. WE'RE GOING TO GO TO ITEM S IF EVERYBODY IS CLEAR WHAT WE JUST DID.

[VIII.S. Contract #206-21 – Consider Approval of Running Tracks Resurfacing and Repairs Project at Lakeview Centennial High School, Naaman Forest High School, Rowlett High School and Sachse High School – Javier Fernandez]

WE JUST SCRATCHED OUT ITEM Q AND R WE'RE GOING TO ITEM S CONTRACT NUMBER 206.21.

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF RUNNING TRACKS RESURFACING AND REPAIRS PROJECT AT LAKEVIEW CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL, NAAMAN FOREST HIGH SCHOOL, ROWLETT HIGH SCHOOL AND SACHSE HIGH SCHOOL.

MR. FERNANDEZ ANY CHANGES SINCE COMMITTEE.

NO CHANGES SINCE COMMITTEE SIR.

THANK YOU. BOARD ANY DISCUSSION OR MOTION.

MR. MILLER. YES SIR.

I'D LIKE TO MOVE THAT WE CONSIDER APPROVAL OF CONTRACT NUMBER 206-21 FOR THE RUNNING TRACKS RESURFACING AND REPAIR PROJECT AT LAKEVIEW CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL, NAAMAN FOREST HIGH SCHOOL, ROWLETT HIGH SCHOOL AND SACHSE HIGH SCHOOL.

SECOND.

WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

BOARD MEMBERS PLEASE INDICATE YOUR APPROVAL BY RAISING YOUR HAND.

THANK YOU. ANY OPPOSED SHOW IT UNANIMOUS.

OK, EVERYBODY TAKE A BREATH.

THAT WAS GOOD. NOW WE'RE GOING TO ITEM T NEW BIDS.

[VIII.T. New Bids]

AND NEW BIDS WE HAVE ELEVEN ITEMS. WE WILL BE PULLING ITEM EIGHT.

WE'LL HAVE SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THAT IN JUST A MINUTE SO WE CAN CONSIDER ITEM ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX, SEVEN, NINE, 10 AND 11 AS A BLANKET APPROVAL.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE BOARD, WHAT IS YOUR PLEASURE? DOES ANYBODY WANT TO PUT ANY ADDITIONAL ITEMS.

[02:30:01]

MR. MILLER? YES, SIR.

I MOVE THAT WE APPROVE ITEMS T 1 THROUGH 7 AND ONE THROUGH I'M SORRY, ONE THROUGH SEVEN AND NINE THROUGH ELEVEN AS A BLANKET APPROVAL.

ALL THOSE ITEMS THAT ARE PRINTED IN OUR AGENDA.

SECOND. OK, WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND BOARD MEMBERS, PLEASE INDICATE YOUR APPROVAL BY RAISING YOUR HAND. OK, ANY OPPOSED.

THANK YOU. SHOW IT UNANIMOUS.

OK, WE'RE GOING TO GO TO ITEM 8 THIS IS CONTRACT NUMBER 320-21.

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF PURCHASE OF ATHLETIC TRAINING SUPPLIES ITEMS 215 TO TO 219 WILL BE AWARDED BY CASTING LOTS.

AND MR. BOOKER IS HERE TO HELP GUIDE US THROUGH THIS PROCESS.

MR. MILLER, TO THE BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT TO DR.

LOPEZ, AS YOU STATED, WE ARE AT THE POINT OF THIS PARTICULAR CONTRACT WHERE WE ARE REQUIRED BY STATUTE TO AWARD THE CONTRACT BY THE CASTING OF LOTS.

NORMALLY IN THE PURCHASING PROCESS, WE WOULD BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY EITHER THROUGH ONE OF THE EVALUATION FACTORS LISTED IN 44031 AND PRICE DETERMINE THE BEST AWARD.

IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE, THE FACTORS WERE ALL EVALUATED EQUAL AS WELL AS THE PRICE.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STATUTE, WE ARE REQUIRED BY LAW TO HAVE A CASTING OF THE LOTS.

BOTH OF THE VENDORS THAT ARE TIED BIDS ARE OUTSIDE THE STATE OF TEXAS.

THEY DO NOT QUALIFY FOR A LOCAL PREFERENCE.

IF ONE OF THE VENDORS WOULD HAVE BEEN A RESIDENT OF THE DISTRICT OR IN THE BOUNDARIES OF THE DISTRICT, WE COULD USE THAT AS A DECIDING FACTOR.

THAT WAS NOT APPLICABLE.

SO AT THIS TIME, MR. MILLER, OUR BOARD PRESIDENT, AS WELL AS OUR VICE PRESIDENT, WILL BE HERE FOR THE CASTING OF THE LOTS. I DO WANT YOU TO VERIFY THAT THE CONTAINER I HAVE ONLY HAS TWO ITEMS, THE CONTAINERS EMPTY.

CAMERA RIGHT HERE, RIGHT HERE. THE TWO VENDORS THAT WERE TIED FOR ITEMS 215 THROUGH 219 ARE HENRY SCHEIN AND MEDCO SUPPLY.

MR JOHNSON, WOULD YOU VERIFY THAT THOSE ARE THE TWO NAMES THAT APPEAR ON THE PAPER? AS I'VE INDICATED.

I VERIFY THEY ARE, AS YOU INDICATED.

[LAUGHTER] I VERIFY BOTH OF THOSE SLIPS OF PAPER INDICATING THOSE TWO NAMES HAVE BEEN PLACED IN THE CONTAINER. MR. PRESIDENT, IF YOU WOULD PLEASE VENDOR.

I VERIFY THE NAME THAT WAS DRAWN WAS HENRY SCHEIN.

THE AWARD BY CASTING OF LOTS HENRY SCHEIN.

AT YOUR PLEASURE, MR. PRESIDENT WE'RE READY FOR THE MOTION WHEN YOU'RE PREPARED TO DO SO.

THAT'S A FIRST FOR ME IN PUBLIC SERVICE OR IN ANY PRIVATE SETTING TO DO A DRAWING LIKE THAT. I WILL ACCEPT ANY MOTIONS AT THIS TIME.

AS PREVIOUS CHAIR OF FINANCE, I MOVE TO AWARD CONTRACT NUMBER 320-21 FOR ATHLETIC TRAINING SUPPLIES, AS INDICATED ON THE TABULATION SHEET, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ITEMS 215 TO 219 ITEMS 215 TO 219 ARE AWARDED TO HENRY SCHEIN BY CASTING OF LOTS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT CODE 217.901.

WE HAVE A MOTION. THAT'S THE MOTION.

SECOND. YEAH, WE HAVE A MOTION.

SECOND. I'M LOOKING FOR A SECOND AND WE HAVE A SECOND SO BOARD MEMBERS INDICATE YOUR APPROVAL BY RAISING YOUR HAND.

ANY OPPOSED. THANK YOU.

OK, THAT TAKES US ALL THE WAY TO ITEM U.

I'M JUST CURIOUS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN WE RUN OUT OF ALPHABET?

[02:35:01]

I THOUGHT WE WOULD ADJOURN AND LEAVE.

[LAUGHTER] OK, MR. BOOKER, YOU'RE STILL UP.

WE'RE GOING TO INCREASED TO AWARDED BIDS.

[VIII.U. Increase to Awarded Bids]

THIS IS ITEM U1 CONTRACT NUMBER 318-19.

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF INCREASE IN AWARDED AMOUNT TO INTERNAL AUDIT SERVICES.

MR. BOOKER. YES, SIR.

THIS IS THE SAME ITEM THAT WAS REVIEWED IN FINANCE.

THIS IS THE INCREASE TO FACILITATE THE AUDITS THAT WERE REQUESTED BY THE FIRM GIBSON'S CONSULTING. WE RECOMMEND THE INCREASE FOR THAT PURPOSE.

MR. MILLER? YES, MA'AM.

I MOVE THE CONTRACT 318-19 TO CONSIDER APPROVAL OF INCREASE IN AWARD AMOUNT FOR OUR INTERNAL AUDIT SERVICE'S.

SECOND. OK, WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND BOARD INDICATE YOUR APPROVAL BY RAISING YOUR HAND.

ANY OPPOSED. SHOW IT UNANIMOUS.

IN THIS NEXT MOTION WE CAN DO ITEMS TWO AND THREE TOGETHER.

I WILL READ ITEM TWO ITEM TWO IS CONTRACT NUMBER 361-19-01, CONSIDER APPROVAL OF INCREASE AMOUNT AND TO EXTEND CONTRACT OF THE RECOMMENDED CONTRACTOR FOR THE FACILITIES CONDITION ASSESSMENT, EDUCATIONAL ADEQUACY ASSESSMENT AND LONG RANGE CAPITAL PLANNING.

THAT'S ITEM TWO.

ITEM THREE IS CONTRACT NUMBER 399-17 JLC.

CONSIDER APPROVAL OF INCREASE AMOUNT FOR JOB ORDER CONTRACTING.

YES SIR. U2 CONTRACT 361-1901 AND U3 CONTRACT 399-19 17 PARDON ME AS PRINTED IN OUR BOARD BOOK FOR APPROVAL.

WE HAVE A MOTION. SECOND.

AND WE HAVE A SECOND.

BOARD MEMBERS, PLEASE INDICATE YOUR APPROVAL BY RAISING YOUR HAND.

ANY OPPOSED.

SHOW IT UNANIMOUS.

BOARD I DON'T SEE ANYTHING LEFT.

MOVE FOR ADJOURNMENT.

CONSIDER US ADJOURNED AT 9:28.



* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.