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>> WE HAVEN'T SET IT BACK. THAT'S COMING [LAUGHTER].

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AS PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF WICHITA FALLS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT,

[I. CALL TO ORDER AND OPENING STATEMENT]

I HEREBY CALL TO ORDER THIS SPECIAL SESSION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES [BACKGROUND] [LAUGHTER].

LET THE RECORD REFLECT THAT FORM ON THE BOARD IS PRESENT AND THE MEETING HAS BEEN DULY CALLED AND NOTICE OF THE MEETING HAS BEEN POSTED FOR THE TIME AND IN A MANNER THAT IS REQUIRED BY LAW.

IT'S MY PLEASURE TO WELCOME EACH OF YOU TO THIS SPECIAL SESSION OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

PLEASE KEEP IN MIND THAT THIS IS A MEETING OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES HELD IN PUBLIC AND NOT A MEETING OF THE PUBLIC.

PLEASE BE SURE THAT ALL YOUR CELL PHONES ARE TURNED OFF, OR TURNED TO THE SILENT, OR VIBRATE MODE.

WE'RE PLEASED THAT YOU'VE TAKEN THE TIME TO JOIN US TODAY, AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN THE WICHITA FALLS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT.

WE TRULY APPRECIATE IT.

NOW, MR. LUKERT WILL LEAD US IN PRAYER.

>> SHOULD WE PRAY. FATHER GOD, WE JUST THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS DAY AND FOR THE MANY BLESSINGS THAT YOU GIVE US.

FATHER, WE JUST PRAY THAT YOU WILL CONTINUE TO BE WITH WICHITA FALLS ISD AND THE CHILDREN.

HELP THIS BOARD DO WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO MAKE THIS DISTRICT THE BEST THAT IT CAN POSSIBLY BE.

FATHER, WE THANK YOU FOR OUR TEACHERS, OUR PRINCIPALS, OUR ADMINISTRATION, OUR STAFF, OUR BUS DRIVERS, OUR SECRETARIES, EVERYONE THAT'S INVOLVED WITH WICHITA FALLS ISD AND I JUST PRAY LORD THAT YOU WILL BLESS THEM.

BLESS THIS DAY, BLESS THIS MEETING, LORD.

WE'LL JUST CONTINUE TO GIVE YOU ALL THE PRAISE AND ALL THE GLORY IN JESUS' NAME. AMEN.

>> AMEN.

>> MRS. FISHMAN, ANY COMMENTS? NO PUBLIC COMMENTS TODAY.

WE WILL MOVE ON IN WITH THE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE.

[IV.A. Construction Update for WF Legacy High School and WF Memorial High School]

MR. DAVID POTTER.

>> GOOD AFTERNOON, BOARD.

>> HELLO.

>> HOW ARE YOU?

>> GOOD.

>> GOOD TO SEE YOU.

>> THANKS. I ALWAYS ENJOY THIS MOMENT.

WE'RE MAKING PROGRESS. WE'RE DOING GREAT.

WE'LL START WITH THE LEGACY.

WE'RE WORK IN PROGRESS AND WE'RE FORMING AND POURING INTO YOUR LOCKER BASIS, LOTS OF LOCKERS IN THE ATHLETICS.

THAT IS AN ONGOING PROCESS.

THE AUDITORIUM, THERE'S A LOT OF WORK GOING IN THE AUDITORIUM.

YOU UNDERSTAND THAT IS A FIRST-TIME EVENT.

IT HASN'T BEEN DONE AROUND THE STATE.

WE'RE IN THE LEARNING PROCESS, IT'S ONGOING.

COMPETITION GYM, WE'VE ACTUALLY MADE GOOD PROGRESS INSIDE THE GYM, WORKING UP PAD, PUTTING IN GOOD WORK, THE INTERIOR CONCRETE MASONRY UNITS FOR THE LOCKERS.

WE'RE STILL PUTTING UP WALLS, DIVIDING THE LOCKER SPACES, PAINTING CEILING AND PE AND AUXILIARY GYMS AS UP HIGH WORK AGAIN, BUT YOU'LL SEE SOME PHOTOGRAPHS OF THAT TOO LATER.

OF COURSE, LOTS AND LOTS OF LITTLE HOBSON GOODS AS LOTS OF CLEANING LESS POLICY.

LOOKING AHEAD, WE'LL CONTINUE WITH THE FLOORING IN THE KITCHEN.

EXTERIOR PAINTING AND FLAT WORK, NOW LET'S TRY IT OUT.

SOME WILL BE ABLE TO DO SOME MORE PAVING.

THE GRILL, THE CHOLINE DOORS IN THE SERVE ROOM, KITCHEN AREAS ARE GOING IN, THE BRICK VENEER AND AREAS LPG, FINE ARTS AND ALL AUDITORIAL MARION REPORTED THE MORE LUXURIOUS FEEL THAT'LL BE ONGOING.

IT ACTUALLY WORKING IN THE ELECTORIAL AND PUTTING UP THE RINGING FOR ALL THE EQUIPMENT AND STUFF INSIDE OF AUDITORIAL MARION.

OF COURSE, WE'VE GOT THE LINK IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE VIDEO OF THE FLY AROUND AND THEN PHOTOGRAPHS, THERE'S THE WORK INSIDE OF THE COMPETITION, GRPC, THE TRUSSES, AND THEN WE'RE PUTTING INTO THE ROUND SPIRAL DUCT IN THE DRESSES.

THE COMMONS AREAS, ONGOING WORK AROUND BISTRO AND OTHER AREAS.

WE MOVE DOWN TO THE AUDITORIUM, SOMETHING FRAMING, THERE'S LOTS OF SOLVENT TO VPL BEST THE BURNDOWN AREAS FOR ALL THE WALLS THAT TEND TO SLIDE IN BETWEEN THAT VESSEL THAT'S BUILT INTO BURNOUT.

THERE'S LOTS OF MOVABLE PARTITIONS THERE.

THERE'S THE PICTURE OF THE LOGGER BASIS, THOSE IMPORT DEGREE BASIS TO MONITOR SITTING HOME NOBODY UP THE ATHLETIC LOCKERS AND TRAINING AREAS.

WE'LL ALSO HAVE IN THE ATHLETICS, YOU'LL SEE THOSE MASONRY WALLS ARE TALKING ABOUT SKILL, SCAFFOLDING INSIDE, LOTS OF SCAFFOLDING, LOTS OF CMU BLOCK WALLS GOING OUT AND FINDING THOSE FACES.

THE OUTSIDE HE STILL SEES IN BRITAIN NEAR WORK GOING ON AS IT HAS AN EASY GOING UP THE TALL WALL THERE THAT SCAFFOLDING AND THEY JUST KEEP MOVING THE WOOD PLATFORMS UP ROW BY ROW.

WE'VE GOT A LONG WAY TO GO AND ESTIMATE SPILL.

AERIAL VIEW. GIVE YOU AN IDEA A LITTLE BIT.

THIS IS FROM A DISTANCE, THIS IS FROM THE SOUTH EAST CORNER OF THE SIDE.

YOU CAN SEE THAT THEY'VE GOT THE TRACK GOING IN.

YOU SEE THE FOOT OF THE PRACTICE FIELDS, THOSE GRASS FIELDS THAT ARE GOING IN, ALL GRAYED OUT.

THIS IS STILL PART OF THE WET AREA, BUT YOU SEE THAT THE WORK IS GOING ON IN THE ATHLETICS, MAKING GOOD PROGRESS THERE [BACKGROUND].

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>> [INAUDIBLE] [NOISE].

>> OUR SAN ANTONIO BUGS, I SAID I'VE NEVER SEEN SO MUCH RIGHT THERE.

IT JUST BLOWS [BACKGROUND] [LAUGHTER].

>> HAVE YOU STARTED ALONG.

>> YEAP. WE'LL MOVE ON TO MEMORIAL.

MEMORIAL, FURTHER ALONG, AUDITORIUM OVERHEAD AND LIFE WAS BEING WORKED ON THEIR COMPETITION GENOME AREAS OVER HERE, ELECTRICAL.

ONCE AGAIN READING IN THE AUDITORIUM AND THE BLACK BOX THEATER THAT'S GOING ON THERE.

ALSO AREA TEAM IN THE OPEN AREA ABOVE THE COMMONS CEILING, WE'RE GOING ON, THEY'RE VERY GOOD.

THEY ALL THAT AUDITORIUM AREA, SOFT REFRAMING WITH JASON WALZ FOR THOSE PARTITIONS TO SLIDE INTO.

THE FINAL PAINTING AND AREA CITY IN THE ADMIN AREA IS ONGOING.

LOOKING AHEAD, THERE'LL BE TEXTURE.

THARE'LL BE TEXTURE AND GETTING SCORES READY, AND WE HAVE AUDITORIAL BARRIERS AND LOCKERS.

ACTUALLY GOING TO BE STARTING AND SNOWING BLOGGERS AND MEMORIAL IN ALL OF THE ATHLETIC AREAS.

THEN THEY'LL COMPLETE THE ADMINISTRATIVE AREAS, VOTING PARTITIONS, THE COMPLETE BEFORE YOU IN THE KITCHEN.

THERE ARE ACTUALLY STARTING PLAYING THREE'S A CELL THAT WAS YESTERDAY.

IT HASN'T MASSIVELY TREES GOING IN SO WE ARE REALLY DOWN THE ROAD.

THERE'S THE LINK AGAIN.

THIS IS A SCIENCE CLASSROOM.

ROCKET MORTGAGE ON THE WALL, STORAGE UNITS, TABLES.

ON THE RIGHT, YOU CAN SEE THE SIZE OF PREP ROOM.

I SEE THE STAINLESS STEEL COOLING UNITS.

YOU CAN SEE THEN DOWN BELOW WE CAN SEE ATHLETIC LOCKERS ACTUALLY GOING IN PLACE THEIR, KITCHEN WALL TILES GOING UP ALONG THE KITCHEN BACK WALL.

HERE IS THE PGM AND AUXILIARY GYM.

THEY LOOK SIMILAR BUT YOU'D SEE A DIFFERENCE BY THE ROOF.

LONG LAYOUT IS THE AUXILIARY DOWN.

YOU SEE THOSE METAL DECK AND THE STEEL TRUSSES THERE ARE THE PE PRACTICE GYM AS PART OF THE TORNADO SHELTER.

IT HAS DOUBLE TEES AND PRECAST VALVE AND CONCRETE WALLS.

THE CONCRETE WATERS FIELDS, THAT IS OUR AFR TORNADO SHELTER.

THEN YOU CAN SEE HERE WE HAVE A VIEW THAT SHOWS, IN THE BACKGROUND YOU CAN SEE THAT THEY'RE A LITTLE FURTHER ALONG WITH THE GREENGRASS BACK THERE ON THE ON THE GRASS FIELDS AND YOU SEE THE TRACKS IN GOING IN.

THEY'RE GETTING IT ALL UP TO THE CORRECT LEVEL OF ELEVATION.

BUT ON THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING, YOU SEE THAT THEY ACTUALLY HAVE FINISHED OUT AT THE PEDESTRIAN WALKWAY AND THEY'VE ACTUALLY FINISHED THE COLLEGE THAT THEY'RE FINISHED THE WORD FROM THE CONCRETE BLOCK AND WORK AROUND THE COUNTRY AREA THERE.

YOU CAN SEE THE MUCH MORE FINISHED LOOK TO THE BUILDING NOW THAT THE COLUMNS ARE FINISHED.

YOU SEE WE HAVE A LOT OF BREAKUP, A LOT OF METAL.

TOWARDS THE BACK OF THE PHOTOGRAPH, YOU SEE THE METAL PANELING, THE GRAY METAL OF PENALTY IS GOING UP THERE, BUT YOU SEE THE GREEN PART OF THE WALL THERE, ALL THAT METAL PANELING STILL GOT TO GO AROUND.

STILL LOTS OF EXTRA WORK GOING ON AND A LOT OF EXTERIORS THAT WERE GOING ON AND A LOT OF WASHING OF CONCRETE, SOME PORTION JUST GETTING ALL THEIR ALL SO BUT WE'RE HAPPY.

EVERYTHING'S EVERYTHING'S GOING WELL. WE'RE STILL ON TRACK.

[INAUDIBLE] OPEN AND YOU PLAY TIME. WE'RE HAPPY, QUESTIONS?

>> RUNNING SLOW YOU DOWN TOO MUCH?

>> JUST A LITTLE BIT ON THE APP THAT I WORKED IN, THE FIELDS AND THE TRACK THAT IT GOT REALLY MESSY.

IF YOU GO OUT THERE AND THE TRACKS THAT YOU MAKE WITH THE BIG EQUIPMENT THAT HAS HAD TO GO IN AND GRADE THOSE ALL BACK ELSE WHO CAN GET AROUND? IS THIS SO? BECAUSE A LITTLE BIT OF TIME TO MOST GUYS, BUT THAT'S NOT THE CRITICAL PATH SEAL RIGHT NOW.

>> THEN WARM UP SOON. [LAUGHTER].

>> YEAH, THOUGH [INAUDIBLE].

>> ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? RESPONDER, WE APPRECIATE THAT.

>> THANK YOU.

>> NEXT UP IS WEAVER EXTERNAL AUDIT.

[IV.B. Weaver External Audit]

THIS IS A BIG TICKET UP FOR US TODAY.

>> YES. HI THERE.

MY NAME IS CLAIRE WOOTTON AND I AM A SENIOR MANAGER WITH WEAVER.

I AM ON VACATION A TEAM AND HAVE BEEN FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS.

I WORKED WITH DERRICK DEMPSEY, WHO'S THE PARTNER ON THE ENGAGEMENT AND SHE MET WITH THE AUDIT COMMITTEE LAST WEEK FOR ABOUT AN HOUR AND ESPECIALLY WITH THE SURROUNDINGS AT THE AUDIT RESULTS.

I'D LIKE TO PRESENT THOSE RESULTS TO YOU HERE TODAY AS WELL.

FIRST WE'LL GO THROUGH THE AUDIT PROCESS, THE RESULTS, THE REQUIRED COMMUNICATIONS THAT ARE REQUIRED AS AUDITORS TO GIVE YOU AS GOVERNANCE, GO THROUGH SOME FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS AND THEN DISCUSS ANY QUESTIONS.

FIRST FOR OUR PROCESS, WE PERFORM OUR INITIAL PLANNING PROCESS EARLIER IN THE YEAR, IN THE SPRING TIME BEFORE WE COME OUT FOR OUR INTERIM TESTS WORK.

DURING THAT INTERIM TESTS WORK THAT WE PERFORM IT AT THE END OF MAY AND EARLY JUNE, WE'RE LOOKING AT THE KEY CONTROLS THAT ARE GOING ON BECAUSE DURING THAT TIME,

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THE TRIAL BALANCE HAS NOT BEEN CLOSED YET BECAUSE THE URINE HAS NOT OCCURRED.

IT'S STILL DURING THE YEAR, SO WE'RE JUST LOOKING AT KEY CONTROLS.

WE'RE STARTING TO LOOK AT THE TESTS, WORK OVER THE COMPLIANCE AT THE FEDERAL PROGRAM.

THINGS WE CAN DO THAT DON'T INVOLVE FINAL NUMBERS.

THEN ONCE THE UTERUS COME TO A CLOSE, THE BOOKS HAVE BEEN CLOSED, ALL THE VINYL ENTRIES HAVE BEEN MADE.

WE COME UP FOR FINAL FIELDWORK IN SEPTEMBER, PERFORM THOSE FINAL TESTS, WORK BALANCES, THEN BECOME FOR THE AUDIT COMMITTEE AND HERE IN THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING, AND THEN YOU START THAT PROCESS ALL OVER AGAIN.

OUR AUDIT PROCESS BE PERFORMED IN ACCORDANCE WITH GENERALLY ACCEPTED AUDITING STANDARDS.

GENERALLY ACCEPTED GOVERNMENT AUDITING STANDARDS.

THAT GOVERNMENT AUDITING STANDARDS.

THAT'S THE ONE THAT REQUIRES US TO LOOK AT THE INTERNAL CONTROLS OVER COMPLIANCE AND THE FEDERAL WORK FOR GRANTS AND CONTRACTS AND REGULATIONS, THAT PART OF IT.

THEN WE ALSO PERFORM IT AND ACCORDANCE WITH THIS SINGLE AUDIT AND WHICH IS ALSO PART OF THE UNIFORM GUIDANCE, THAT'S WHAT COVERS YOUR FEDERAL AWARD PROGRAMS AS ARE IN TITLE 1, ETC.

THEN ALSO FOR THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, WE DO THAT WITH A RISK-BASED APPROACH.

WE'RE TRYING TO TARGET THOSE AREAS THAT ARE THE RISKIEST, REVENUE RECOGNITION OR YOUR LIABILITIES, MAKING SURE THOSE ARE ON THE BOOKS.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR ANYTHING THAT MAY HAVE RISKS, WE'RE STILL AUDITING ALL THOSE OTHER AREAS THAT AREN'T AS RISKY.

BUT WE PUT A LOT OF FOCUS IN ON THOSE RISKY AREAS.

THOSE RISKY AREAS INCLUDE IMPROPER REVENUE RECOGNITION.

THAT'S GOING TO BE REVENUE AND RECEIVABLES, STATE AID CALCULATIONS, WHICH IS THE FOUNDATION AID, AND THEN THE JOURNAL ENTRY PROCESS.

WHO HAS ACCESS TO CYBER TO BOOK JOURNAL ENTRIES.

IS THERE A REVIEW PROCESS? WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE BACKGROUND? THEN FOR OUR INTERIM PROCEDURES, WE CAME OUT MAY 29TH OR WE DID THAT REMOTELY USING SKYWARD IN TEAMS AND ALL THAT.

HE PERFORMED OUR OPINION AND RISK ASSESSMENT.

WE ALSO DID WALK THROUGH STUFF LIKE HUMMING THE KEY ACCOUNTING CYCLES, SO THAT BEING THE CASH DISBURSEMENTS PROCESS.

HOW DO YOU CUT CHECKS AND ISSUED CHECKS TO VENDORS? CASH RECEIPTS, HOW CASH IS COMING IN THE DOOR AND HOW IT'S BEING RECORDED AND SENT TO THE BANK AND ALL OF THAT.

PAYROLL, HOW CHECKS ARE BEING CUT SO YOUR EMPLOYEES OR HAVE THE DIRECT DEPOSIT WORK IS BEING DONE.

HOW EMPLOYEES ARE BEING SET UP IN THE SYSTEM.

WHAT ARE THE CONTROLS OVER THE NEW HIRE PROCESS? THEN THE MONTH ENDS AND URINE CLOSE PROCESS.

WHAT'S MAKING SURE THAT THOSE GEARING PROCEDURES ARE BEING FOLLOWED? THE JOURNAL ENTRY PROCESSES IS BEING THEIR CONTROLS OVER THAT.

MAKING SURE THERE'S LOTS OF CHECKS AND BALANCE EVERYWHERE.

THEN WE ALSO IDENTIFY THE NATURE OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS. THIS YEAR SRO 2 AND 3, WHICH IF YOU'LL REMEMBER BACK TO LAST OR BE ALSO AUDITED, THE SRO PROGRAM IS A MAJOR PROGRAM.

WE'RE REQUIRED TO AUDIT SRO AS LONG AS THE OMB, THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET, WHICH IS PART OF THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENT, IT REQUIRES US TO AUDIT ANYTHING THAT THEY CONSIDER HIGH RISK.

BETWEEN THE OMB AND THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, THEY HAVE DEEMED THAT SRO PROGRAMMING COMING FROM HEARTBEAT AND CARES TO BE HIGH RISK, SO WE'RE REQUIRED TO AUDIT IT AS A HIGH-RISK PROGRAM UNTIL THAT LUNDEEN IS EXHAUSTED OR UNTIL IT FALLS BELOW A CERTAIN DOLLAR THRESHOLD BEING $750,000.

UNTIL IT HITS THAT POINT, WE'RE REQUIRED TO AUDIT IT, THAT'S WHAT WE'VE AUDITED, AS WELL AS TITLE 1.

THE TITLE 1 PROGRAMS, JUST LIKE CHILD NUTRITION AND SPECIAL EDUCATION, THOSE ARE ONLY REQUIRED TO BE AUDITED ONCE EVERY THREE YEARS.

JUST IN A CYCLE AND THAT'S WHAT'S REQUIRED BY THE UNIFORM GUIDANCE.

THIS YEAR TITLE 1 WAS DO AND THAT'S WHAT WE AUDITED.

TOGETHER WITH THE SRO 2 AND 3 AND SUBLIMINAL ENTITLED 1, THOSE ACCOUNTED FOR 63% OF YOUR FEDERAL GREENING.

THEN WE ALSO TESTED COMPLIANCE WITH THE PUBLIC FUNDS INVESTMENT ACT.

BUT WE ALSO DO COMPLIANCE OVER WHAT TEA REQUIRES US TO TEST.

I'LL GET INTO OUR FINDINGS THAT WE FOUND IN A MINUTE.

BUT WE DO COMPLIANCE WITH TEA REQUIREMENTS.

THEN WE ALSO TEST CONTROLS OVER THOSE KEY ACCOUNTING CYCLES THAT WE LOOKED FOR DURING OUR WALK-THROUGHS.

THAT BEING CASH DISBURSEMENTS, PAYROLL, BIDDING PROCEDURES, OVER THOSE MAJOR CONSTRUCTION PROGRAMS AND THEN COMPLIANCE SO THAT TEA MPF COMPLIANT.

THEN WE CAME OUT IN SEPTEMBER TO DO OUR FINAL FIELDWORK PROCEDURES.

WE COMPLETED THE REST OF THE SINGLE AUDIT.

HE DID THOSE ANNUAL URINE REPORTING ITEMS. WE WANTED TO SEE THE LAST STEP WHEN WE STARTED IN MAY FOR THOSE INTERIM BILL LAST MONTH OR TWO OF TRANSACTIONS HAVEN'T MADE ITS WAY THROUGH.

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WE GOT THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS OF TRANSACTIONS TO TEST.

WE DID CAPITAL PROJECTS TESTING ONCE WE HAVE THE FULL YEAR TO TEST THIS LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS AFTER INTERIM.

THEN IN-BETWEEN A COMBINATION OF ANALYTICS ABOUT GENE OF MATERIAL TRANSACTIONS, CONFIRMATION AND SAMPLING, WE TESTED THE REST OF THE FINANCIAL STATEMENT BALANCES.

THEN WE ALSO ASSISTED IN THE PREPARATION OF THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT, WHICH IS WHAT YOU HAVE IN FRONT OF YOU AS WELL.

IT'S QUITE A LARGE DOCUMENT.

WITH OUR RESULTS WE HAVE ISSUED ARE INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT ON THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS WITH AN UNMODIFIED OPINION AND THAT'S THE CLEANEST OPINION YOU CAN GET.

IT IS THE MOST RELIANCE YOU CAN PLACE ON A SET OF FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

THEN WE HAVE ALSO ISSUED ARE INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT ON INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING, NON-COMPLIANCE.

THAT'S WHAT WE CALL THE GAGAS LETTERS.

GENERALLY ACCEPTED GOVERNMENT AUDITING STANDARDS.

WITH THAT, WE DID ISSUE A COMPLIANCE FINDINGS RELATED TO TEA AND THE PROGRAM INTENT CODE ALLOTMENTS.

WHAT THAT FINDING IS, THE DISTRICT IN ALL THE DISTRICTS IN TEXAS RECEIVE ALLOTMENTS OF SPECIFIC FUNDING, THAT THEY ARE REQUIRED TO USE A CERTAIN PERCENTAGE OF THAT IN A CERTAIN YEAR ON WHATEVER IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE USED TOWARDS.

WE JUST MAKE SURE THAT THAT COMPLIANCE IS BEING TRACKED EVERY YEAR.

THIS YEAR IN PARTICULAR, IT'S THE SEAT COMPENSATORY EDUCATION THAT JUST WAS UNDERSTOOD BY A LITTLE BIT.

WE'RE JUST REQUIRED TO LET YOU KNOW ABOUT IT.

JUST FOR YOUR OWN KNOWLEDGE, IT'S ALSO DISPLAYED IN THE VERY BACK OF THE REPORT.

IT'S ON PAGE 106, WHICH IS YOUR AUDITORS RESULTS FOR SUMMARY AND FINANCING QUESTION CLAUSE.

BUT I WANTED TO POINT IT OUT THERE THAT WE'VE ISSUED MODIFIED OPINION, YOUR INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING, BUT WE DON'T NOTE ANY CONTROL ISSUES, BUT WE DO KNOW THAT NONCOMPLIANCE PIECE, SO IT'S RIGHT THERE.

THEN THE ACTUAL FILENAME IS ALL WRITTEN OUT ON THE FOLLOWING PAGE 107.

IT LISTS THE CRITERIA, THE CONDITION, AND ALL WHAT HAPPENED RELATED TO THAT COMPLIANCE FINDING, WHICH IS JUST WHAT I EXPLAINED EARLIER AND THEN WHAT WE RECOMMEND, WHICH IS STILL JUST A MINUTE.

THERE ISN'T REALLY ANYTHING MORE REQUIRED OTHER THAN THAT IS JUST TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE SPENDING IT.

IT'S A GOOD PROBLEM TO HAVE YOU GOT THE FUNDING.

THEN ON THE FOLLOWING PAGE 108 IS MANAGEMENT'S RESPONSE TO THAT.

WHAT THE CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN IS, WHO'S RESPONSIBLE IN THE BEAT? BY NEXT FISCAL YEAR, WHEN WE'RE RUNNING THE SAME TEST, WE'RE EXPECTING ALL OF THE COMPLIANCE REQUIREMENTS TO HAVE BEEN. THAT'S WHAT THAT IS.

THEN THE LAST BULLET POINT ON HERE.

WE ALSO ISSUED THE INDEPENDENT AUDITOR'S REPORT ON COMPLIANCE WITH EACH MAJOR FEDERAL PROGRAM AND INTERNAL CONTROL OVER COMPLAINTS.

THAT'S THAT FEDERAL SINGLE AUDIT AND WE DIDN'T NOTE ANY COMPLIANCE FUNDING THERE THAT'S OVER THE SRO PROGRAM FUNDING AND THE TITLE 1 PROGRAM FUNDING.

UNMODIFIED OPINION AND NO ISSUES THERE.

FOR OUR REQUIRED COMMUNICATION THAT YOU AS GOVERNMENT WERE REQUIRED TO DISCUSS WITH YOU, LIKE I SAID, BE ISSUED ARE UNMODIFIED OPINION FOR THAT GENERALLY ACCEPTED AUDITING STANDARDS.

THAT'S OUR RESPONSIBILITIES TO ISSUE THAT OPINION.

WE ALSO HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO ISSUE AN OPINION UNDER THE GOVERNMENT AUDITING STANDARDS AND THEN ON THE RIGHT THAT MAKES THAT COMPLIANCE FINDING 2023, NASHVILLE 1, WHICH IS WHAT WE DISCUSSED THERE.

THEN LASTLY, OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO ISSUE A REPORT UNDER THE UNIFORM GUIDANCE SO THAT'S YOUR FEDERAL SINGLE AUDIT AND BE ISSUED THE UNMODIFIED OPINION WITHIN FINDINGS THERE.

THEN ANY UNUSUAL TRANSACTIONS AND THE ADOPTION OF A NEW ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLES.

THERE WERE NO UNUSUAL TRANSACTIONS THAT WE KNOW THAT THAT DID NOT HAVE ANY BACKUP OR SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION OR ANY TEA GUIDANCE OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT THAT WOULD BE NOTED SO EVERYTHING HAD THE PROPER SUPPORT AND BACKUP.

THERE IS A NEW ACCOUNTING PRINCIPLE THIS YEAR UNDER THE GASB STANDARDS THAT WAS REQUIRED TO BE IMPLEMENTED, WHICH IS CALLED GASB 96.

THAT LOOKS AT SOFTWARE.

IT'S CALLED SUBSCRIPTION-BASED IT ARRANGEMENTS AND THAT REQUIRES THAT ANY LONG-TERM ARRANGEMENTS THAT ARE LONGER THAN A SHORT-TERM, WHICH IS JUST ONE YEAR FROM THE DATE OF THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS MUST BE PUT ON THE BOOKS AS A LONG-TERM LIABILITY.

BUT WE NOTED WHEN WE REVIEWED ALL OF THE DISTRICT'S SOFTWARE AGREEMENTS THAT ALL OF THOSE WERE SHORT-TERM AND IF THEY WERE NOT SHORT-TERM,

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THEY WERE IMMATERIAL IN NATURE SO THAT HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTED BUT DID NOT HAVE ANY SIGNIFICANT EFFECT ON THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS.

ANY FRAUD OR ILLEGAL ACTS. WE NOTED NONE.

THEN MATERIAL WEAKNESSES AND INTERNAL CONTROL OVER FINANCIAL REPORTING.

WE NOTED NONE, NO SIGNIFICANT DEFICIENCIES TO REPORT EITHER.

THEN ANY MATERIAL WEAKNESSES AND INTERNAL CONTROLS AND COMPLIANCE WE NOTED NONE AS WELL, WE NOTED SOME INEFFICIENCIES THERE EITHER.

FOR MILITARY JUDGMENTS AND ACCOUNTING ESTIMATES, WE'RE REQUIRED TO LET YOU KNOW OF THOSE.

THE ONLY MANAGEMENT'S ESTIMATE THAT IS INCLUDED IN HERE, THERE ARE TWO.

IT IS THE RECOGNITION OF CES SO IT'S BASED ON AN ESTIMATE BECAUSE THERE ARE DIFFERENT INPUTS THAT GOES INTO THAT CALCULATION, WHICH IS THE TAX COLLECTIONS THAT ARE ESTIMATED AND THEN THE AVERAGE DAILY ATTENDANCE, THOSE ARE ESTIMATED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR AND EVEN A YEAR PRIOR TO THAT THAT GO INTO THAT TEA CALCULATION THAT STARTS TO HOW YOU SUBMIT THAT IN THAT STARTS PROVIDING FUNDING THROUGH TEA TO YOU.

IT GETS CHANGED AS THE COURSE OF THE YEAR GOES OUT.

IT'S STILL CONSIDERED AN ESTIMATE AND THERE'S STILL ESTIMATES BEING MADE UNTIL IT HITS A NEAR-FINAL AND THEN A FINAL.

THE NEAR FINAL IS OUT AND THAT'S WHAT THE ESTIMATES OF STATE AID OR A REPRESENTATIVE OF THAT NEAR FINAL.

BUT THEY'RE ALWAYS COULD BE LITTLE CHANGES IN THAT ESTIMATE FROM TEA SO WE JUST HAVE TO PRESENT THAT TO YOU.

THEN THAT'S REALLY IT FOR THIS [INAUDIBLE] ALL THE OTHER IS THE ALLOWANCE FOR PROPERTY TAXES SO THAT AGAIN IS A MANAGEMENT'S ESTIMATE BASED ON RECOGNITION OF THE COLLECTIONS AND ACTIVITY DURING THE YEAR WHICH PROPERTY VALUES ARE CONTINUING TO SHOW GROWTH.

COLLECTIONS ARE COMING IN STRONG SO THE ALLOWANCE MANAGEMENT MEETS THAT ESTIMATE BASED ON HOW THEY THINK WHAT ANY RECEIVABLES ARE GOING TO GO UP OR DOWN.

THOSE ARE THE MANAGEMENT'S ESTIMATES.

WE DID NOT KNOW ANY DIFFICULTIES BETWEEN WORKING WITH MANAGEMENT GETTING ITEMS QUICKLY.

WE KNOW SHE'S THERE.

WHEN WE ISSUED THESE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS, MANAGEMENT MADE REPRESENTATIONS ON THEM THAT THE FINANCIAL STATEMENTS ARE FULL, THEY'RE COMPLETE.

THEY HAVE ALL THE DISCLOSURES NECESSARY.

THEY PROVIDED US EVERYTHING THAT DR. LEE AND ME ASSIGNED TO MANAGEMENT REPRESENTATION, LETTER OF REPRESENTING ALL OF THEM TO US.

THEN CONSULTATIONS WERE NOT AWARE OF JUDGMENT OUT TO ANOTHER AUDITOR AND ASKING AN OPINION TO CORROBORATE ANYTHING THAT YOU'VE SAID OR TO OPINION CHALK AND LOOK FOR A BETTER OPINION IF THEY DIDN'T LIKE OUR COMPLIANCE, BINDING, ETC.

WE'RE NOT AWARE OF ANY ISSUES LIKE THAT.

THEN FOR INDEPENDENCE, WE ARE INDEPENDENT AS A FIRM AND AS AN AUDIT TEAM TO THE DISTRICT.

FOR THE AUDIT ADJUSTMENTS, THERE WERE NO PAST ADJUSTMENTS, WHICH MEANS FOR ANY ERRORS THAT WERE FOUND, THEY WERE BOOKED, THEY WERE NOT PASSED UP AND HE DIDN'T SAY THESE WERE MATERIAL AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO MEET THEM.

EVERY ADJUSTMENT THAT WE FOUND WAS MADE AND THEN ANY OTHER SIGNIFICANT AUDIT ADJUSTMENTS, NET WORTH STATEMENT BECAUSE THEY WERE EITHER IDENTIFIED BY THE DISTRICT OR WERE JUST BASED ON ESTIMATES AND SO WERE NOT SIGNIFICANT TO BRING TO YOUR ATTENTION AND ANYTHING LIKE THAT, THEY IDENTIFY AS WELL AND WE'RE BASICALLY MAKING THAT ENTRY AT THE SAME TIME BETWEEN THEIR SCENARIOS.

THEN ANY OTHER MATERIAL WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS THAT WE'RE REQUIRED TO DISCLOSE TO YOU, ANY LETTERS OFF TO THE SIDE OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT IN THERE AND THEN WE DON'T WE HAVEN'T PROPER PERFORMED ANY PROCEDURES THAT YOU'RE NOT AWARE OF OR ISSUED ANY LETTERS THAT YOU ALL ARE NOT AWARE OF AS WELL.

TO GO OVER SOME QUICK FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS.

THIS IS THE PIE GRAPH FOR YOUR GOVERNMENTAL FUNDS, YOUR LOCAL [INAUDIBLE] REVENUE WITH YOUR FEDERAL REVENUE.

YOU CAN SEE HOW THOSE THOSE BUCKETS BETWEEN FISCAL 22 AND FISCAL 23 REMAINED FAIRLY SIMILAR AS FAR AS HOW THEY WERE ALLOCATED BETWEEN FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL.

DURING FISCAL 23 TOTAL 210.8 MILLION, WHICH IS AN INCREASE OF 18.5 MILLION OR 10% OVER FISCAL 22.

THOSE CHANGES ARE BECAUSE FOR YOUR LOCAL AND INTERMEDIATE SOURCES THAT INCREASE 11.6 MILLION AND THAT'S MOSTLY DUE TO AN INCREASE IN THAT INVESTMENT INCOME BECAUSE OF THE MARKET, BUT INTEREST RATES ARE MUCH HIGHER THIS YEAR COMPARED TO FISCAL 22.

THEN 3.7 MILLION OF ADDITIONAL TAX REVENUES SEEN COME THROUGH DURING THE YEAR BETWEEN THE M&O SIDE AND THE I&S SIDE.

THAT'S DUE TO THE 7.3% DECREASE IN THE M&O RATE COMBINED WITH 10% INCREASE IN THE PROPERTY VALUATION SEEN.

THEN YOUR STATE PROGRAM REVENUE DID DECREASE 1.4 MILLION, BUT THAT'S MOSTLY DUE TO THE TRS ON BEHALF DECREASES AFTER THAT REDUCTION IN FORCE LAST YEAR.

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THEN THE FEDERAL PROGRAMS INCREASED 8.3 MILLION AND THAT'S PRIMARILY DUE TO ON THE FEDERAL SIDE.

YOUR CHILD NUTRITION FUND REVENUE DECREASED, BUT THAT WAS SEEN ALSO WITH AN INCREASE IN ON THE LOCAL REVENUE SIDE AND THAT'S MOSTLY DUE TO THAT SSL PROGRAM INDEED AND GOING BACK TO THE NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH AND BREAKFAST PROGRAM.

THEN 14.8 MILLION INCREASE IN THE SO2 AND BRIEF FUNDING AND THAT'S AGAIN, THE EXPOSED EXPENDITURES INCREASE ON THE EXERCISE OF YOUR REVENUE ALSO INCREASES CORRESPONDINGLY.

THEN THERE WAS A DECREASE OF 3.3 MILLION IN THE EMERGENCY CONNECTIVITY FUNDING, WHICH THAT WAS ONE-TIME FUNDING [INAUDIBLE] IN FISCAL 22, THAT WAS NOT RECEIVED AGAIN IN FISCAL 23.

YOU CAN SEE THAT OVER THE COURSE OF THE LAST FIVE YEARS, WHICH IS HELPFUL TO SEE IN THE PIE GRAPH THAT LOCAL FUNDING INCREASE THIS YEAR REALLY BECAUSE OF THAT INTERESTING COMMENT AND THEN A LITTLE BIT FROM THE TAX SIDE.

AND THEN THAT THOSE FEDERAL PROGRAMS, IT'S REALLY INTERESTING TO SEE THE LAST TWO YEARS REALLY BECAUSE OF THAT ESTER BOND.

ON YOUR GOVERNMENTAL EXPENDITURES.

I WANTED TO NOTE HERE THAT I'VE EXCLUDED THE CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND BECAUSE THE CAPITAL PROJECTS FUND IS WHAT'S THE BONDS ARE BEING ISSUED IN THOSE PROCEEDS FROM THE FISCAL 21 AND 22 BOND PROCEEDS WERE BEING SPENT ON THOSE PROJECTS.

WHEN YOU COMPARE IT TO THE CAPITAL OUTLAY FROM YEAR TO YEAR, IT THROWS OFF THE PIE GRAPH CHART SO I WANTED TO NOTE THAT I EXCLUDED THOSE SO THAT YOU CAN SEE THAT THE EXPENDITURES FROM YEAR TO YEAR ON THE OTHER FUNCTIONS.

YOU CAN SEE THAT INSTRUCTION DECREASE JUST SLIGHTLY AND THAT'S REALLY BECAUSE THOSE ATTENDANCE NUMBERS ARE DOWN JUST SLIGHTLY.

BUT ALL YOUR OTHER PIE GRAPH SLICES ARE REALLY ABOUT SIMILAR TO LAST YEAR.

IN FISCAL 23 EXPENDITURES TOTAL 303.6 MILLION, WHICH IS AN INCREASE OF 76.4 AND YOU CAN SEE DOWN THAT THIRD BULLET POINT, IT'S REALLY BECAUSE OF THAT INCREASE IN THE CAPITAL OUTLAY TO CONTINUE THE WORK ON THE TWO HIGH SCHOOLS SITES.

BUT YOUR INSTRUCTION CURRICULUM IN MEDIA SERVICES DECREASED 12.6 MILLION AND THAT'S MOSTLY DUE TO THAT DECREASE IN THAT HEAT ROLE OF 7.6 MILLION FROM THE REDUCTION IN FORCE.

BUT THEN ALSO BECAUSE OF THE 3.3 MILLION OF THE EMERGENCY CONNECTIVITY FUNDING THAT I TALKED TO HER ON THE REVENUE SIDE.

THAT ALSO HAS AN I EXPENSE SO BECAUSE THAT REVENUE DECREASE, YOU'D ALSO SEE THE DECREASE IN EXPENDITURE SIDE.

YOUR INSTRUCTION ONLY DECREASE BECAUSE OF THOSE.

YOUR DEBT SERVICE EXPENDITURES INCREASED 2.4 MILLION AND THAT'S DUE TO THE PRINCIPAL AND THE INTEREST EXPENSE PAYING OFF THOSE BONDS NOW.

FACILITIES ACQUISITION AND CONSTRUCTION INCREASE TO 94.1 MILLION.

THEN STUDENTS SUPPORT AND FOOD SERVICES.

THAT DECREASED 4.2 MILLION AND THAT'S DUE TO 2.7 MILLION OF PAYROLL COMBINED WITH A DECREASE IN CHILD NUTRITION INVENTORY ONCE [INAUDIBLE] BOUGHT THAT INVENTORY IN THAT INVENTORY WAS WRITTEN OFF.

YOU CAN SEE THOSE OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS.

THAT BIG BLUE BUMP IS [INAUDIBLE] AND CAPITAL OUTLAY.

SO YOU CAN SEE HOW EVERYTHING ELSE IS REALLY SEEM SIMILAR.

BUT THAT CAPITAL OUTLAY [INAUDIBLE] THAT WENT ON.

THEN FOR YOUR GOVERNMENTAL FUNDS FUND BALANCE, THE SCHOOL DISTRICT REPORTED IN FISCAL '23 A COMBINED ENDING FUND BALANCE OF 186 MILLION.

BROKEN OUT BETWEEN THOSE FUNDS, THE GENERAL FUND BEING 42, CHILD NUTRITION AT 7.2, DEBT SERVICES, 6.8, CAPITAL PROJECTS OF 129.1, NON-MAJORS AT 0.6, TOTALING 186 MILLION.

THEN THE PIE GRAPH TO THE RIGHT IS SHOWING OF ALL THAT MONEY OUT THERE, HOW IS IT CATEGORIZED? CAN YOU SPEND IT? IS IT RESTRICTED, NON-SPENDABLE? ETC. THAT'S WHAT THAT PIE GRAPH IS SHOWING.

THE MAJORITY OF THAT REVENUE IS RESTRICTED.

MOSTLY RESTRICTED FOR PAYMENTS OF DEBT SERVICE OR FOR CAPITAL PROJECTS THAT YOU HAVE ISSUED THOSE BONDS FOR.

THEN THERE'S THE E SIZE UNASSIGNED AND COMMITTED AS WELL.

COMMITTED BEING THAT'S THE STUDENT ACTIVITY FUNDS, OR THE CAMPUS ACTIVITY FUNDS.

THE NUMBER FROM LAST YEAR DECREASED BY 92.8 MILLION, AND THAT'S PRIMARILY DUE TO AN INCREASE ON THE GENERAL FUND SIDE OF 16.5 DUE TO REDUCING EXPENDITURES AND THE REDUCTION OF WORSE [NOISE] FROM PAYROLL OF THE SPRING OF 2022.

2.2 MILLION ON THE CHILD NUTRITION FUND.

THAT ONE'S, LIKE I WAS SAYING, THE FUNDING FROM THE FEDERAL SIDE HAPPEN TO BE LOCAL SIDE BECAUSE THE ENDING OF THAT SSO PROGRAM.

THEN THERE WAS ALSO,

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WITH THAT CHILD NUTRITION FUND, MAINTAINING EFFICIENCY, RUNNING THAT FOOD SERVICES PROGRAM.

SO THAT HELPS DURING THE YEAR AS WELL TO INCREASE THAT FUND BALANCE.

AN INCREASE OF 1.9 MILLION ON THE DEBT SERVICE SIDE, AND THAT'S MOSTLY THOSE BOND PAYMENTS INCREASE, BUT ALSO YOUR TAX COLLECTIONS INCREASE THERE.

THERE'S A 19 MILLION INCREASE IN THE DEBT SERVICE FUND.

THEN A DECREASE OF 113.6 MILLION IN THE CAPITAL PROJECTS DUE TO THOSE INCREASED CAPITAL OUTLAY COSTS. THAT'S IT.

THAT WAS JUST FROM CONTINUED CONSTRUCTION ON THIS TWO SUITES.

LASTLY, I JUST WANTED TO POINT OUT ON THE STATE E, WHICH I TALKED ABOUT WAS ONE OF THOSE SIGNIFICANT ESTIMATES.

THE DUE FROM OTHER GOVERNMENTS NUMBER THAT YOU'LL SEE IN THE FINANCIAL STATEMENT LINE OF 15.5 MILLION WAS RELATED TO FOUNDATION AID AND THE AVAILABLE SCHOOL FUND PROGRAM.

PAYMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN RECEIVED AFTER YEAR END.

THEY'VE BEEN RECEIVED IN JULY AND AUGUST.

THEN THERE WAS ALSO A TEA UNDERPAYMENT.

THEY CHANGED THE ALLOTMENT DURING THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS OF THE YEAR TO ALLOW FOR MORE FUNDING, AND THAT PAYMENT WAS ALSO RECEIVED IN SEPTEMBER.

ALL THOSE FUNDS, EVEN THOUGH RECEIVED IN JULY, AUGUST, AND SEPTEMBER, ARE RELATED TO THE FISCAL '23 YEAR, AND ARE ACCRUED FOR AS A RECEIVABLE IN THE REVENUE.

THEN THERE WAS NO OVERPAYMENT FROM TEA, SO THERE'S NO FUNDING MOVING BACK TO TEA RELATED TO THOSE STATE E PAYMENTS.

>> MAY I ASK A QUESTION ABOUT THAT? THE DUE FROM OTHER GOVERNMENT, WE SETTLE WE GOT IN TROUBLE A LITTLE BIT DUE BACK TO THE [OVERLAPPING]

>> YES.

>> YOU'RE NOT SAYING, WE'RE NOT GOING TO OWE ANYTHING BACK?

>> THAT'S CORRECT. TEA, IN FACT, OWE YOU AT 06:30.

FOR ALL THREE OF THOSE FROM THE JULY PAYMENTS, THE AUGUST PAYMENTS, AND THE SEPTEMBER PAYMENTS, THEY OWE YOU FOR THE FISCAL '23 YEAR.

>> NOW, ONE MORE QUERY. NOW, WHAT'S GOING IN TERMS OF JUNE LAST YEAR?

>> THAT'S ALL I HAD.

IF YOU WANTED TO TALK ABOUT ANY FURTHER SLIDE, WE CAN GO BACK INTO ANY OF THOSE SLIDES AND TALK FURTHER ABOUT THEM.

OR IF YOU GUYS HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

>> MR. HARVEY?

>> I'M GOOD. IT'S ALMOST LIKE SITTING THROUGH ANOTHER [INAUDIBLE].

>> I KNOW. [LAUGHTER]

>> WE APPRECIATE THE WORK THAT YOU DO.

>> LITTLE BIT LIKE DRINKING FROM A [INAUDIBLE].

>> YES. I KNOW.

THERE'S A LOT OF INFORMATION, AND THAT'S WHY THIS BOOK IS SO LARGE.

BUT AGAIN, IT IS TO THE WHOLE TEAM OF LEAH AND DENISE AND HER TEAM.

THEY DO AN EXCELLENT JOB, MAKING SURE WHEN WE COME OUT, THE BOOKS ARE READY TO BE AUDITED.

ALL THE NUMBERS IN HERE ARE THEIRS.

WE JUST HELP TIGHTEN UP ANY, OH, HOW DO THIS NUMBER DO? THAT REPORT GOT RECEIVED, LET'S RECORD THAT RECEIVABLE.

JUST THINGS LIKE THAT. REALLY HER TEAM DID AN OUTSTANDING JOB.

EVERYTHING WAS GIVEN TO US QUICKLY.

[OVERLAPPING] [APPLAUSE]

>> WOULD YOU EXPLAIN WHAT AREA OF THE STATE COMPENSATORY [OVERLAPPING]

>> COMPENSATORY.

>> COMPENSATORY EDUCATION PERCENTAGE OF FUNDS WE DIDN'T USE THAT WE SHOULD HAVE, OR?

>> WE GET AN ALLOTMENT FROM A STATE BASED UPON OUR PRE-REDUCED LAUNCH STATUS OF STUDENTS.

THAT MONEY SHOULD BE SPENT ON EVERY STUDENTS.

WE WERE SUPPOSED TO SPEND 55%, AND WE DID NOT THIS YEAR.

>> HOW FAR DID WE MISS IT?

>> I DON'T KNOW THE EXACT NUMBER.

>> YEAH. I BELIEVE THAT'S WHY ON THE J4 SCHEDULE.

>> FIVE [INAUDIBLE].

>> IT WAS QUITE A BIT.

>> 5.5.

>> WE INTEND THIS YEAR TO SPEND 54.

>> YES, MA'AM. WELL, WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO SPEND MORE THAN THAT TO ACCOMMODATE FOR THIS YEAR NOT MEETING IT.

THEREFORE, THE THREE-YEAR AVERAGE THAT WE HAVE TO MAINTAIN WITH THE STATE AND WILL BE CAUGHT UP.

>> GREAT. WELL, THAT'S SOLVABLE.

>> WE'VE ALREADY STARTED WORKING ON THAT.

>> THAT J4 SCHEDULE, DOES THE TEA REQUIRE SCHEDULE ALSO? THIS WAS STARTING TO BE REQUIRED STARTING LAST YEAR.

SO IN FISCAL '22 AND FORWARD NOW.

THIS FIRST SECTION IS THE STATE COMPENSATORY EDUCATION.

THE DISTRICT RECEIVED 14.1 MILLION.

THEY WERE REQUIRED TO SPEND 55% OF IT AND THEY ONLY SPENT 2.3 MILLION.

THAT DIFFERENCE IN THERE, THEY WEREN'T REQUIRED TO SPEND 100% OF IT, ONLY 55, BUT IT'S ALSO MIGRATED THERE AS WELL.

THAT'S REALLY [OVERLAPPING]

>> WELL, WE WERE SPENDING THE MONEY.

IT'S JUST WE DIDN'T CODE IT CORRECTLY WITH THE PIT CODE 30.

WE HAVE STAFF THAT WE SHOULD'VE BEEN PAYING THEIR SALARIES WITH THOSE ACCOUNT CODES THAT WE COULD NOT IDENTIFY.

WE'RE WORKING TOWARDS IDENTIFYING THEM AND BEING ABLE TO MAINTAIN THAT IN TWO YEARS.

>> OUR INTEREST INCOME THAT WAS SIGNIFICANT FROM OUR BOND, BUT THAT IS BEING SPENT ON NOT REOCCURRING EXPENSES, BUT ONE-TIME EXPENSES.

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SO IT WON'T IMPACT OUR BUDGET NEGATIVELY IN THE FUTURE.

>> CORRECT.

>> JUST FOR THE RECORD, YOU ALL WORK ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD?

>> YES, WE DO.

>> YOU REPORT TO THE BOARD?

>> YES, WE DO.

>> THE MAGIC QUESTION, IS THERE ANYTHING HERE WE NEED TO KNOW THAT HAS NOT COME TO LIGHT?

>> NO. THERE'S NOTHING THAT WE'VE GIVEN TO MANAGEMENT THAT WE DID NOT ALSO GIVE TO YOU.

WE DID NOT ISSUE ANY OTHER LETTERS THAT HELPED THEM AT ALL.

WE REPORT TO YOU, LIKE YOU SAID.

EVERYTHING THAT WE HAVE NOTED THAT FROM THE FINDING, FROM ANYTHING LIKE THAT IS INCLUDED IN THIS BOOK.

>> WELL, ITEM I, I THINK, THE BOARD IS IN WHOLEHEARTED AGREEMENT.

JUST SHORT, YOU AND YOUR TEAM, INDIRECTLY AND DIRECTLY, AND I THINK WE'VE MADE LIGHT YEARS OF PROGRESS IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME.

[APPLAUSE] GREAT JOB.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? I THINK WE'RE ALL GOOD.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. [OVERLAPPING]

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> THANK YOU. TWENTY TWENTY-THREE,

[IV.C. 23-24 Goals and Performance Objectives]

'24 GOALS AND PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES.

[OVERLAPPING]

>> ADMINISTRATIVE ACTION FOR THE WICHITA FALLS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPROVE THE '23, '24 GOALS AND PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES AS SUBMITTED BY CHRISTY NASH, DIRECTOR OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS, AND AS RECOMMENDED BY DR. DONNELLY, SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS.

I HAVE BEFORE YOU, I HOPE YOU HAVE A COPY THAT WAS SUBMITTED TO YOU, THE RECOMMENDED GOALS AND PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES FOR THE YEAR '23, '24.

THESE WERE DEVELOPED BY THE DISTRICT ACTION COMMITTEE.

THE DISTRICT ACTION COMMITTEE, I'M SURE YOU'RE AWARE, IS COMPRISED OF PARENTS, STUDENTS, BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND THEN TEACHERS, STAFF, AND ADMINISTRATORS FROM ALL OF OUR CAMPUSES ACROSS THE DISTRICT.

THEY MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS, DEVELOP THE PLAN.

THEN IT'S PRESENTED TO YOU FOR FINAL APPROVAL.

I WILL SAY THAT THIS PLAN [NOISE] DOES NOT DIFFER GREATLY FROM THE ONE PRESENTED TO YOU LAST YEAR.

THE DAC, JUST TO BE VERY TRANSPARENT, WE TOOK ALL THE DATA THAT WE COULD FIND, REVIEWED IT, REVIEWED OUR NEEDS, REVIEW THE GOALS, THE LACK OF DATA THAT WE DID NOT RECEIVE FROM THE STATE DUE TO ANSWERING THE DAC SOMEWHAT THIS YEAR.

ALSO THE BOARD DEVELOPED LAST YEAR THE EXTRA GOALS.

THE ADDITIONAL GOALS THAT THE BOARD WANTED ADDED LAST YEAR WERE TWO-YEAR GOALS.

THEY WENT THROUGH '23, '24.

THAT'S MY UNDERSTANDING FROM THE BOARD DIRECTION FROM LAST YEAR.

THOSE REMAINS ARE THE GOALS FOR THIS YEAR.

THE PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES WERE ADJUSTED SOME, BUT THAT DID AFFECT SOME OF THE DEVELOPMENT THIS YEAR.

JUST KNOW THAT AS WE REVIEW THESE, AND OF COURSE, THINGS CAN BE ADJUSTED FURTHER, BUT THAT IS JUST PART OF THE BACKGROUND INFORMATION AS YOU REVIEW THE GOALS.

GOAL 1 IS TO RECRUIT, RETAIN, AND SUPPORT TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS.

THERE'S ONLY ONE PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE UNDER THAT GOAL.

THE CURRENT PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE IS THAT THE DISTRICT WILL RETAIN 75% OR MORE OF OUR TEACHERS COMPARED TO THE PRIOR YEAR.

>> WHAT DO WE NORMALLY DO?

>> I THINK THAT THAT'S A PRETTY AGGRESSIVE GOAL FOR US WITH THE TURNOVER THAT WE'VE BEEN EXPERIENCING.

NOW, RIP AFFECTED US SOMEWHAT AS WELL.

BUT IN COLLABORATION WITH MS. HOLLOWAY AND HER STAFF, WE TOOK SOME OF THAT INFORMATION AND HAD BROUGHT THAT BACK TO THE DAC.

SO THAT 75% GOAL WAS [OVERLAPPING]

>> DO YOU KNOW WHAT OUR CURRENT?

>> I DO NOT KNOW THE EXACT CURRENT PERCENTAGE.

>> DO YOU MS. HOLLOWAY?

>> MS. HOLLOWAY, DO YOU KNOW THE [OVERLAPPING]

>> RETENTION OF TEACHERS.

>> THE RETENTION PERCENTAGE FOR TEACHERS?

>> I THINK, LAST SUMMER WHEN I CALCULATED IT ALL, WE WERE AT THE ROOM OR AT 77 OR 80%. A LOT OF THEM RESIGNED, WELL, BECAUSE OF TESTING ISSUES.

AND WITHIN ALL THE TESTING ISSUES RESOLVED STUDENTS

>> THEY RESIGNED BECAUSE THEY HAD TO [INAUDIBLE] THEIR CERTIFICATION?

>> RIGHT, THEY WERE RESIGNED BECAUSE THEY WERE TO BE CERTIFIED BUT THEY GOT ALL THEIR TESTING IN AND [INAUDIBLE] BEING REHIRED, BEING BACK INTO THEIR SPOTS [INAUDIBLE].

>> THANK YOU, [INAUDIBLE].

>> YES, MA'AM.

>> THANK YOU, MS. HARDAWAY. ANY MORE QUESTIONS ON THAT PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE? GOAL 2 IS TO BUILD A FOUNDATION OF LITERACY AND NUMERACY.

AND THE PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE NUMBER 1,

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THERE ARE SEVERAL PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES THERE.

THE FIRST ONE IS THE PERCENT OF PRE-K STUDENTS THAT SCORE ON A GRADE LEVEL OR ABOVE AND LATER KNOWLEDGE WILL INCREASE BY 35% FROM BEGINNING OF YEAR TO END OF YEAR.

AND THAT MATH WILL INCREASE BY 5% FROM BEGINNING YEAR TO END OF YEAR BASED ON THE END OF YEAR CIRCLE ASSESSMENT.

AND THAT'S THE ASSESSMENT THEY GIVE AT THE PRE-K LEVEL FOR OUR LITTLE ONES.

>> INCREASED BY 35%, WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE NUMBER IS TO INCREASE [OVERLAPPING] SO THAT IS IMPORTANT TO ME IN THIS [OVERLAPPING] WHAT WE'RE INCREASING FROM.

I WANT TO GO FROM 20% TO 50%.

>> SO WE ARE AFTER GETTING INFORMATION?

>> YES.

>> OKAY.

>> DOES THAT CHANGE CAMPUS TO CAMPUS?

>> IT DOES. OBVIOUSLY. IT DOES, BUT IS THERE AN AGGREGATE? JEFF, DO YOU KNOW IF THERE'S A?

>> YEAH. [INAUDIBLE] PUTS TOGETHER JUST SEEMS I CAN'T FIND THAT AGGREGATE.

>> OKAY.

>> BUT IF SHE DON'T KNOW WE WERE UP A LITTLE BIT AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS YEAR, SO LET ME JUST DOUBLE-CHECK THAT.

>> THESE ARE NOT TRICK QUESTIONS, WE ARE [OVERLAPPING].

>> OH, YOU'RE FINE. YOU ASK WHATEVER YOU NEED FROM ONE US.

>> I DON'T MEAN IN A DRILLING SENSE, WE WANT OUR GOALS TO BE SIGNIFICANT.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

>> WAS THIS ALSO A GOAL THAT WAS CARRIED OVER FROM LAST YEAR AS WELL? ARE ALL OF THESE GOALS OR WAS IT JUST THAT FIRST ONE?

>> MOST OF THESE WERE BASED OFF OF LAST YEAR, BUT THEY WERE REVIEWED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR BROUGHT FORWARD TO THIS YEAR.

DO YOU EXACTLY [INAUDIBLE] TO YOUR QUESTION?

>> OKAY.

>> SUSAN, I DON'T THINK IS INQUIRY IS VALUABLE BECAUSE YOU'VE BEEN ON THE DAC, YOU'VE BEEN THROUGH THIS DISCUSSION WITH THEM SO DON'T HESITATE.

>> I DON'T REMEMBER WHAT ALL OUR GOALS WERE, BUT FROM [INAUDIBLE] WONDERING IF IT WAS THE SAME GOAL, I WAS LIKE, WE CAN LOOK BACK AND SAY, HOW DID WE DO? DID WE MEET THIS LAST YEAR, BUT IF IT WAS REVISED?

>> IT WAS REVISED.

>> YEAH, SO WE CAN'T REALLY COMPARE OUT THERE.

>> BUT IS THERE A WAY WE CAN SEE HOW WE DID DO LAST YEAR? [OVERLAPPING] OUR GOAL, WHAT WE SERVED.

>> I CAN PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION TO YOU. ABSOLUTELY.

>> WOULD YOU BRING BACK THAT INFORMATION?

>> [OVERLAPPING] GOOD TO SEE IF WE MET THAT GOAL, THEN HOW DOES THAT AFFECT THIS REVISION? IF WE DIDN'T, THEN WHY DID WE MAKE THIS REVISION?

>> SURE.

[OVERLAPPING] [LAUGHTER]

>> PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE 2: THE PERCENT OF KINDER STUDENTS, AND THESE WILL ALL PROBABLY HAVE THOSE SAME ISSUES THEN, BUT WE WILL MAKE A NOTE TO BRING THAT INFORMATION BACK TO THE BOARD.

THE PERCENT OF KINDER STUDENTS THAT SCORE ON GRADE LEVEL OR ABOVE IN LITERACY WILL INCREASE BY 70% FROM BEGINNING OF THE YEAR TO END OF YEAR, ON TX-KEA AND MATH WILL INCREASE BY 17% FROM BEGINNING OF YEAR TO END OF YEAR BASED ON THE END YEAR MATH ASSESSMENT.

SO AGAIN, YOU ALL WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW THAT FINISHED UP THE END OF LAST YEAR AND WHAT KIND OF PROGRESS WE MADE LAST YEAR.

>> AND WHAT THIS WOULD REPRESENT.

WE KNOW WHERE WE STARTED THIS YEAR, 20% MAY NOT BE ENOUGH OR MAY BE RIGHT, WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT THAT MEANS.

>> YES, MA'AM.

>> OR I DON'T.

>> YES, MA'AM. THE PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE 3: THE PERCENT OF FIRST-GRADE STUDENTS THAT SCORE ON GRADE LEVEL OR ABOVE IN READING WILL INCREASE BY 17.5 POINTS FROM BEGINNING OF YEAR TO END OF YEAR, AND MATH WILL INCREASE BY 16 POINTS FROM BEGINNING OF YEAR TO END OF YEAR BASED ON THE END-OF-YEAR MATH ASSESSMENT.

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE 4: THE PERCENT OF SECOND GRADERS, STUDENTS THAT WILL SCORE ON GRADE LEVEL OR ABOVE IN READING WILL INCREASE BY 13 POINTS FROM BEGINNING OF YEAR TO END OF YEAR, AND THE MATH WILL INCREASE BY 14 POINTS FROM BEGINNING OF YEAR TO END OF YEAR BASED ON END-OF-YEAR MATH ASSESSMENT.

>> AMANDA ASKED, WHAT ABOUT THE FOURTH, FIFTH, AND SIXTH GRADERS BECAUSE WE DON'T EXPECT MUCH INCREASE FROM THEM?

>> THE PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES WILL FOCUS ON OUR LOWEST-GRADE STUDENTS, WHERE THE FUNDAMENTAL READING AND MATH OCCURS.

NOT TO SAY THAT IF WE WANT TO MAKE PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES FOR EVERY GRADE, IF THAT CAN HAPPEN.

BUT THE FOCUS FOR THAT READING AND MATH INSTRUCTION IS PRIMARY IN THOSE FUNDAMENTAL GRADES, IN THOSE PRIMARY GRADES.

>> IT MIGHT BE INTERESTING AT THE END OF THE YEAR TO COMPARE THE THREE SCHOOLS THAT HAVE OUR NEW READING CURRICULUM.

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WHAT THEIR GOAL, HOW WELL THEY PERFORM, AND DO THAT READING CURRICULUM [OVERLAPPING].

>> ABSOLUTELY BECAUSE THEY ALL HAVE MATH.

OR MAYBE A CAMPUS WITH A SIMILAR DEMOGRAPHIC TO A SIMILAR DEMOGRAPHIC AND SEE.

>> IF IT'S IN THERE.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

>> NEXT.

>> YES, MA'AM. WHERE WERE WE AT? FIVE?

>> GOAL 3 IS THE LAST ONE.

>> WE'RE AT NUMBER 3?

>> [OVERLAPPING].

>> PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE 5? OKAY. HOPE THAT'S WHERE WE WERE.

THE PERCENT OF THIRD-GRADE STUDENTS THAT SCORE ON GRADE LEVEL OR ABOVE IN READING WILL INCREASE BY 11 POINTS FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR TO END OF YEAR AND MATH WILL INCREASE BY 13 POINTS FROM BEGINNING OF THE YEAR TO END OF YEAR BASED ON THE END-OF-YEAR MATH ASSESSMENT.

THAT'S ALL FOR THAT GOAL 3.

GOAL 3 IS CONNECT ALL HIGH SCHOOL TO CAREER AND COLLEGE, SO THAT'S OUR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.

FOR PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE 1, WE HAVE THE PERCENT OF ANNUAL GRADUATES THAT MEET TSI CRITERIA IN BOTH READING AND MATH WILL INCREASE FROM 33% TO 50% BY AUGUST OF 2024, AND THAT'S BASED ON THE MOST RECENT DATA THAT WE HAD RECEIVED FROM THE SITE [INAUDIBLE] BEFORE.

>> TSI IS [OVERLAPPING]?

>> TSI IS THE ENTRANCE TEST FOR COLLEGE.

>> WE WANT 50% OF OUR KIDS TO [OVERLAPPING] PERHAPS IN READING AND MATH?

>> YES, MA'AM. IT'S AT 33% NOW.

THAT [NOISE] SAYS IT'S 33%.

>> I THINK THAT [INAUDIBLE] DISCUSSION SOMEWHERE.

I DON'T THINK THAT'S A-GRADE.

>> IT CAN BE A MORE [INAUDIBLE].

>> I THINK IT SHOULD BE MUCH MORE.

>> THAT IS ABSOLUTELY UP TO THE BOARD.

>> THAT'S JUST NOT BEING [INAUDIBLE].

>> [INAUDIBLE].

>> YES.

>> OKAY.

>> THAT IS ABSOLUTELY THE WORST DISCRETION TO SET THAT GOAL INTO DIFFERENT MEASURE.

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE 2 THE PERCENT OF AP AND IB STUDENTS, GRADES 11 AND 12.

WE TAKE THE AP AND IB EXAM THAT MADE THE PASSING CRITERIA WILL INCREASE FROM 13%-50% BY AUGUST, 2024.

>> ONLY 13% ARE PASSING IT NOW, IS THAT WHAT YOU'RE SAYING?

>> THAT'S THE LAST MEASURE AS FAR AS THE LATERAL CODE.

>> THOSE ARE SOME BIG CHANGES THAT WILL HAVE [OVERLAPPING]

>> I REALIZED, AGAIN, I CAN ONLY SHARE WITH THE BOARD THE DACS THOUGHT PROCESS ON IT.

I AGREE WITH MS. MCGREGOR'S THOUGHT PROCESS THAT YES, THAT'S NOT WHERE WE WANT TO BE, BUT I ALSO, I'M JUST SAYING THIS IS, I'M NOT SPEAKING FOR THE DISTRICT, I'M SPEAKING FOR MY FORMAL POSITION AS A HOSPITAL PRINCIPLE.

THAT'S A LONG WAY TO GO IN ONE YEAR, TO MAKE THAT [INAUDIBLE] GROWS.

I UNDERSTAND THE KNOTS SATISFACTION WITH 50% OF YOUR KIDS NOT MEETING THE MEASURE ON TSI.

BUT DOUBLE-DIGIT GAMES ARE HARD TO GET IN ONE YEAR.

I CAN SEE IT FROM BOTH PERSPECTIVES.

>> I THINK THAT'S WHERE WE GET TO HAVE THAT PREVIOUS YEAR GOAL TO SEE HOW FAR WE CAME.

[OVERLAPPING]

>> THIS WAS OUR LAST MEASURE THAT DID THE MATH SCORES WERE A LITTLE, DIDN'T HAVE THAT BECAUSE WE WERE SHOWING YOU WHAT ARE JUST WHAT WE WANTED TO SAVE WHEN WE GAVE THEM BEGINNING OF THE YEAR ASSESSMENT.

WHICH WE HAVE GIVEN NOW WHEN WE DEVELOP THESE OR AS THESE WERE BEING DISCUSSED, WE DIDN'T HAVE BECAUSE THE SCHOOL WAS BEGINNING WHEN WE WERE DEVELOPING THESE THINGS.

YOU MAY BE ABLE TO LOOK AT MS. [OVERLAPPING]

>> LET ME JUMP IN ON THIS.

>> PLEASE.

>> THIS DATA IS BASED ON 20-SOMETHING.

>> 2021.

>> '21, '22 YEAR WHICH IS 2021 GRADUATE, SO THAT TELLS YOU HOW FAR BACK BECAUSE YOU'RE ALWAYS SAYING YOU'RE BEHIND THEM OR AT LEAST THE TABLE REPORTS.

AGAIN, HE REPORTED BY NUMBERS.

WHOSE DONE WORK ON THIS LAST YEAR? YOU DID ANY WORK ON MISSION? THEY DON'T KNOW YET BECAUSE RELEASE THAT INFORMATION.

THAT'S STUFF ABOUT DOING THIS.

>> YEAH, WE'RE SEE WHAT THE DAC WAS A LITTLE BIT THIS YEAR.

WE'RE AGAIN, WE'RE ABSOLUTELY I'M THE REPRESENTATIVE DAC, BUT THEY'RE ABSOLUTELY WILLING TO PAY ANY DIRECTION ON WHAT IS TSI? TSI IS THE TEST THAT WE GIVE OUR STUDENTS IN COLLEGE.

IT'S ACTUALLY TO COLLEGE AND INFERENCE CACHES, THE TESTS WE HAVE OUR STATEMENTS THAT DETERMINES IF THEY ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE ENTRANCE TO COLLEGE.

GIVING LIKE A BIRD WHERE WE ACTUALLY GIVE IT IN OUR DISTRICT TO, IT'S THE ENTRANCE LEVEL TESTS THAT WE USE ALSO IN OUR DISTRICT FOR OUR KIDS,

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FOR AP CLASSES, DUAL CREDIT, YOU HAVE TO YOU BE SUCCESSFUL ON THAT AND ON THOSE TESTS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR IT, LIKE ON THE MATH SECTION TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR AP MATH OR DUAL CREDIT MATH OR IB OR ABBY MATH.

I'M SORRY. FOR THE ENGLISH.

THE ENGLISH, THE DUAL CREDIT ENGLISH.

YOU HAVE TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THAT TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THOSE.

BUT IT IS THE TEST THAT STUDENTS TAKE TO BE ELIGIBLE TSI IS THE ENTRANCE TEST AT THE COLLEGE LEVEL.

>> WE DID THEY, DID THEY TOOK OFF.

>> THE SALT FORM YOUR BRANDS, THERE HANDS, BUT WE NORMALLY ADMINISTERED OR SOPHOMORE HERE, AND THEN THE ONES THAT DON'T TAKE IT THEIR SOPHOMORE YEAR, WE TRIED TO CATCH ON THEIR JUNIOR HERE.

>> JUST FOR SOME CLARITY.

>> YES, MA'AM, PLEASE. BY ALL MEANS.

>> THAT IS NOT DOES NOT PRECLUDE YOU FROM GOING TO COLLEGE.

YOU FROM WHAT PEOPLE REFER TO FOR REMEDIAL.

>> THE REMEDIAL CLASSES.

>> YOU MAY HAVE TO DO SOME PRE-WORK BEFORE YOU CAN START YOUR ACTUAL COURSE. I'LL SHOW YOU WHAT.

>> I HAVE TWO-THIRDS OF OUR KIDS GOING TO COLLEGE AND HAVE TO ENTER REMEDIAL CLASS.

>> YES, MA'AM.

>> I SAW THAT OR NOT.

I THINK WE GOT AS THE METRIC SIT AROUND AND I KNOW THERE'S A FINE LINE BETWEEN WALKING WHERE YOU HAVE AN UNREALISTIC, UNOBTAINABLE GOAL OR RESET A HIGH EXPECTATION.

WHAT WE REALLY WANT TO DO IS NOT ONLY SET OF HIGH EXPECTATIONS BUT FINALLY, WAIT FOR THOSE KIDS TO GET THERE.

>> YES, MA'AM.

>> IT GOT, I KNOW IT'S LITERS.

I SIT HERE AND I DON'T WANT TO UPSET HER.

I DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO BE SET UP TO FAIL.

BUT, IT'S HARD TO SAY OUT FOR, I HOPE 50% OF OUR KIDS CAN READ FROM THE GRADUATE.

>> I'LL SAY JUST FROM MY EXPERIENCE THIS YEAR AND MY SON IS A JUNIOR AND HE JUST TOOK IT THIS SUMMER AND IT TOOK HIM SIX TIMES TO PASS THE ENGLISH PORTION.

T-TESTS ARE ROTTING EASY, BUT SECOND PORTION, MULTIPLE CHOICE WAS HARD.

I MEAN, I SIT THERE AND STEADY.

I SAID YOU WOULD LIKE DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING THAT WE CAN PULL FROM ENGLISH TO HELP THEM STUDY.

WE DID THE TEST AND THE QUIZZES ONLINE.

I MEAN, WE SAY CARDBOARD BEFORE HE WAS ABLE TO PASS IT AND HE'S DOING GREAT IN COLLEGE.

THEY GET THE DUAL CREDIT CLASSES.

BUT I WILL SAY IT IS A THAT ENGLISH PART IS A HARD TEST AS A SOPHOMORE TO TAKE.

>> WELL, AND I THINK WE WANT WE GIVE IT A SALT AND WATCH BECAUSE FOR US, THE JUNIOR LEVEL IS WHERE KIDS START TYPING DUAL CREDIT AND IB, AND AP AND IB.

A LOT OF TIMES OUR KIDS NEED THAT PREREQUISITE, WORK AT THE JUNIOR AND SENIOR WHAT? BECAUSE REMEMBER, IT'S COLLEGE LEVEL.

THERE IS SOME OF THAT AS WELL.

>> WOULD YOU LIKE TO?

>> I'M SORRY.

>> I'M LISTENING. [LAUGHTER].

>> DIDN'T SHE SAY ALL THE KIDS TAKE THAT.

>> NOT ALL, NO.

>> ONLY THE ONES THAT ARE WANTING TO DO THAT.

>> WE ARE DOING IT AT ONE POINT IN TIME.

AGAIN, BUILDING OUT ALL KIDS DID TAKE THE TEST.

WE, BASICALLY HAD ALL KIDS TYPE OF TEST.

THEN WE BACKED OFF OF THAT AND WE ENCOURAGE MOST KIDS TO TAKE THE TEST, BUT SOME KIDS JUST ABSOLUTELY DON'T WANT TO TAKE IT AND WE DON'T I MEAN, WE'RE NOT GOING TO COME DOWN TO THE CHAIR.

>> THIS ASSESSES AT THEIR COLLEGE READY OR IF THEY NEED SOME HELP TO GET THERE.

BUT THERE MAY BE KIDS THAT THAT ISN'T THEIR GOAL.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

>> THAT ARE TAKING THAT TEST AS WELL.

>> EXCELLENT.

>> I THINK IT WOULD BE INTERESTING.

HOW MANY CHILDREN COMING IN AS FRESHMEN OR COMING IN NEEDING COMPENSATORY? YEAH. I THINK THAT'LL BE GOOD SINCE WE HAVE THE ISSUE.

HERE I WAS JUST LIKE BECAUSE I THINK IT'S NOT THAT UNCOMMON.

I WOULD DISAGREE WITH YOU AT ALL.

I THINK IT'S VERY COMMON THAT THEY COME IN AND MEETING. BUT IT.

>> THAT'S CERTAINLY GOOD.

>> I KNOW, BUT I'M SAYING IT'S PRETTY COMMON ACROSS THE STATE.

>> HOW DID THAT MAKE YOU FEEL THAT YOUR SON IS HIS EDUCATION? IF HE COULDN'T TEST ANY OF THE ENGLAND.

>> I KNOW HE DOES GREAT IN DECENT GRADE.

I MEAN, IN ALBEDO AND I WAS LIKE, ARE YOU PRACTICING FOR THIS? HE WAS LIKE YES, AND THAT'S WHAT I SET THEM WAS HELPING HIM PRACTICE AT HOME AND I MEAN, BUT IT'S JUST DIFFICULT TESTED.

THERE WERE SEVERAL OF HIS FRIENDS AS THEY TAKE IT SEVERAL TIMES.

I EVEN REACHED OUT TO BURN IT AND I WAS LIKE, IS THIS MY KID THE ONLY ONE THAT'S HAVING TROUBLE WITH THAT? SHE SAID NO, IT'S CHANGED.

SHE SAID THEY EVEN ENCOURAGED THE COLLEGE PROFESSORS AT RANDOM TO TAKE THE TEST, BECAUSE IT, I MEAN.

>> THAT SHOWS US WHY THE PERCENTAGES ARE LOW FOR SURE.

>> I MEAN, HE TAKES ADVANCED CLASSES.

IT'S NOT BAD, SEVERAL OF HIS FRIENDS WERE ASKING OKAY.

PLEASE YOU HAVE JC TO TYPE THAT, THAT TO SAY FOR IT.

WHEN SOMEBODY BUT HE DID DO IT AND HE'S DOING GREAT AND JUST ALL HIS BOSS BRAINWASHED.

YOU HAD TO TAKE TO TAKE DOPE, RIGHT?

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YOU HAVE TO TEST YOUR SOPHOMORE YEAR.

YOU CAN TAKE IT, THE SUMMER, YOU HAVE TO TAKE IT IN THAT YEAR, OR YOUR JUNIOR TO BE ABLE TO, IN FOR A MOMENT FOR COLLEGE.

>> HIGH EXPECTATION, YOU CAN HAVE A SEGMENT, YOU CAN SEGMENT YOUR LIGHTING EXCELLENTLY.

A SET OF 85% EXPECTATION.

MEAN YOU EXPECT, YOU CAN SEGMENT YOUR WAY INTO IT.

BASED UPON WHAT YOUR RESULTS ARE IN ANY PARTICULAR YEAR, YOU SAID THAT WAS THE BASIS FOR IMPROVEMENT TO GET TO WHERE YOU WANT TO BE.

BUT I DO THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO SET VERY HIGH EXPECTATIONS REGARDLESS OF WHERE WE ARE ACTUALLY PERFORMING ON.

JUST WORK YOUR WAY INTO IT.

IT MAY BE A 34 OR FIVE OR EIGHT YEAR PROCESS IS A PART OF THIS PLAN.

>> YOU ARE THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, YOU CAN SAVE.

IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE NEXT TO YOU.

YOU CAN SET IT ALL INSIDE IT AS A TWO YEAR GOAL IS A PART OF THIS PLAN OR A THREE YEAR GOAL WAS PART OF THIS PLANET. WE REVIEW IT.

WE MARKED AT WHAT OUR MEASURE IS EVERY TIME WE DON'T VIEW THIS AS PART OF THAT.

THERE ARE STRATEGIES ATTACHED TO THIS ON THE BOARD DOESN'T HAPPEN.

REMEMBER STRATEGY, BUT WE ADDRESSED THOSE STRATEGIES EVERY THREE OR FOUR MONTHS.

>> WILL INHABIT THOSE LIKE THIS IS DEBRIEF AND MRS. NASH FROM THE DAYS WHEN WE GAVE BONUSES THAT PASSED THE AP TEST OR PAST THE CERTAINTY OR GOT A THREE, FOUR OR FIVE ATP AND THEY GOT A CASH BONUS AND THE TEACHER GOT A CASH BONUS.

HOW DID THAT IMPACT THIS PERCENTAGE VERSUS NO CASH BONUS? I MEAN, IT WAS IT HIGHER AND EXCELLENT.

>> APPLES AND ORANGES, BECAUSE OUR PROCESS AND LUCY HAS CHANGED.

OUR UNIVERSITY SITUATION IN TERMS OF THE AP CREDIT AND ARE WILLING TO ACCEPT, SAYS CHANGE.

THE MOTIVATIONS OR AN AP CREDIT, AT THE COLLEGE LEVEL HAS FALLEN AWAY.

VIRTUE THE FACT THAT UNIVERSITIES DON'T GIVE YOU THE CORRECT.

>> MY SON'S GOT A NEGRO THAT THEY ALSO GOT.

WHEN I WENT TO COLLEGE, THEY HAD BOTH OF THEM HAD EARNED AP CREDIT FOR ENGLISH.

THEY SHOULDN'T HAVE BEEN ABLE TO OPT OUT OF THOSE ENGLISH CLASSES.

HOWEVER, THE UNIVERSITY THEY INTENDED ONLY ACCEPTED AT CREDIT OR CREDIT.

THEY STILL HAD TO TAKE HER CORE CLASSES.

THAT MAYBE CREDIT ONLY COUNTED FOR AN ELECTIVE, WHICH COLLEGE STUDENTS THEY GET PLENTY OF ELECTIVES ABOUT THAT TIME.

IT MATTERS ON THE INTERESTS, AS FAR AS FAMILIES ARE BEGINNING TO RECOGNIZE THAT THAT IS NOT IMMEDIATELY TRANSFER WAS FORMED BACK FOR CURRICULUM.

>> DUAL CREDIT HAS BECOME MORE POPULAR AS WELL.

>> IS IT AN ASSURED IN THAT PARTICULAR COURSE? THAT'S PART OF THE CORE REQUIREMENT FOR UNIVERSITY.

THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS STUDENTS HAVE TURNED ON TO.

ADDITIONALLY, WE OFFER AT THE HUGE FINANCIAL INCENTIVE FOR FAMILIES TO PURSUE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES. JASON DOING THAT AS WELL IS REALLY JUST A REFLECTION OF THE CHANGE IN THE TASK AND THE WAY.

>> THAT'S GOOD TO KNOW.

>> EVEN ON THE AP EXAM.

MY KIDS, I DON'T WANT TO RUN THEM OUT HERE PUBLICLY, BUT THEY COULD NOT PASS THEIR AP EXAMS, THAT THEY BOTH WENT TO A MAJOR UNIVERSITY AND, JUST KILLED IT IN ITS SCHOOLS.

THEY'RE DOING REALLY WELL IN COLLEGE, BUT THAT AP EXAMS REALLY WELL.

SO THEY WERE REALLY WELL-PREPARED TEACHERS THAT HAD RIDERS.

THEY COULD NOT PASS THAT EXAM.

THE ULTIMATE GOALS ARE DOING GREAT COLLEGES.

I GUESS IT IS HARD TO EVALUATE THIS WHETHER THAT MEANS THEY'RE SUCCEEDING ARE ON.

>> SO I GUESS ANOTHER POINT I WOULD MAKE IS, WHAT IF IT'S NOT THIS PROGRAM THAT WE USED TO DO FOR AP? WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO TO HELP KIDS WHO WANT TO PASS THAT TEST TO PASS THAT TEST? NOW THEY'RE PROBABLY LIKE KIDS OUT THERE WHO DIDN'T HAVE A MOTHER WHO KNEW THE RIGHT QUESTIONS TO ASK FOR, WHO COULD DO IT.

SO IS THAT AN AVENUE THAT WE SHOULD OFFER SOME EXTRA HELP FOR THOSE KIDS WHO WANT TO PURSUE DUAL CREDIT TO BE ABLE TO GET PAST THAT AS A SOPHOMORE MIGHT BE HELPFUL.

I DON'T KNOW IF I'M [OVERLAPPING] TUTORING OR SOME PROGRAM THAT WE CAN SUBSCRIBE TO, THEY CAN DO IT ONLINE.

SOMETHING IN THE WHOLE GOAL IS FOR THEM TO SUCCEED.

SO HOW DO WE HELP? THAT'S MY QUESTION.

>> REALLY AN OBJECT TO SIX IS UP. WE ONLY HAVE 16%.

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WE CAN INCREASE IT FROM 16%-30% FOR THE DUAL CREDIT.

>> NOW WE'RE JUMPING AHEAD [LAUGHTER] TO BE ON [BACKGROUND] YOUR WAY TO SAY IT THERE.

>> WELL, I CAN'T BELIEVE WE ONLY HAVE SIX, [OVERLAPPING] BRINGING UP ON EVERYBODY, LUCINDA, TO GET NICE.

>> YOU DON'T WANT IF WE GO BACK TO YOUR [NOISE] [BACKGROUND] PAYCHECK WITH YOU.

>> IN THIS LECTURE ON PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE 2, WE WERE TOLD THAT WAS PROBABLY ABBY AMY STAPLES PASSING THE CRACK OF PASSING CRITERIA FROM 13%-50%. I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE.

>> IS THERE A WAY THAT WE COULD SEPARATE THOSE TWO, AP AND IB, IB IS STILL PRETTY VIABLE.

AND WE WANTED TO INCREASE EVEN MORE.

SO SEPARATE PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE FOR THOSE WORDS CAN BE REALLY HARD AND NOT MAYBE MORE INTERESTED, OR IT'S NOT AS ACCEPTED.

BUT THE PEOPLE THAT ARE OBESE STUDENTS, WE WOULD WANT 100% OF THIS CAN BE PASSING THERE.

>> ARE YOU MAKING FUN OF ME? [LAUGHTER]

>> FOR EVERYTHING? LIBERAL OPPONENTS, OBJECTIVE THREE OR DON'T, 30% OF ANGLE BRACKETS YOU TYPE THE SHA THAT ARE AT OR BAD CRITERION FOR THE SIT READING WILL INCREASE FROM 24% TO PICK PEOPLE'S BY AUGUST 24TH. MOVE ON.

>> OBJECTIVE 4, THE PERCENT OF ANNUAL GRADUATES WHO TAKE THE SAT, THEY SIT CRITERIA FOR SAT, MATH WILL INCREASE 15%-50% BY AUGUST OF 2024.

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE 5, THE PERCENT OF ANNUAL GRADUATES WHO ARE ENROLLED IN INDUSTRY BIAS COURSES AND RECEIVE APPROVED INDUSTRY-BASED CERTIFICATIONS WILL INCREASE FROM 16%-25% BY AUGUST OF 2024.

>> ABOVE THE CEC SCHOOLS, 8%.

>> [OVERLAPPING].

>> LET ME GO BACK AND LOOK AT THAT BECAUSE I'M BEING BROUGHT TO BEAR.

THAT LOOKS LIKE I DIDN'T PREPARE THIS.

LET ME GO BACK AND LOOK AT THAT BECAUSE HE IS THE CDC'S RECOMMENDATION THAT IT'S LIKE PAYING 5%.

SO LET ME READ, LOOK AT THAT.

>> I THINK THAT A 85% REPRESENTS THE CDC.

>> OH, THANK YOU. I ASSUME IF I KNOW, I'M JUST SETTING THE CDC AND I KNOW THAT BOND.

SO THIS IS SPECIFIC TO THE INDUSTRY-BASED CERTIFICATIONS AND I'LL BE HONEST, I'M NOT AS KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT.

SO A WORD OF WARNING MEANT TO BE A 25% OBJECTIVE 6, THE PERCENT OF ANNUAL GRADUATES WHO ARE ENROLLED IN DUAL CREDIT COURSES WILL INCREASE FROM 16% TO 20% BY 2024.

THAT'S ALL EUROPEANS.

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES 7, THE PERCENT OF ANNUAL GRADUATES WHO ARE ENROLLED IN DUAL CREDIT COURSES AND WILL COMPLETE THE COURSE IN ANY SUBJECT FOR INCREASED TO 85% BY AUGUST OF 2024.

ALL ON YOUR GOAL 3 IS SPECIFIC TO IMPROVING OUR LOCAL COUNTY SCHOOL PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE.

J1, STUDENTS SCORING MEETS GRADE LEVEL STANDARD OR HIGHER IN READING, WILL INCREASE FROM 38% TO 50% BY 2024.

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE 2 STUDENTS SCORING MEETS GRADE LEVEL STANDARD OR HARD MATH WILL INCREASE FROM 44% BY JUNE OF 2024.

I SAW THAT THIS ONE DIDN'T HAVE THE CURRENT PERCENTAGE, SO I WENT BACK AND LOOKED AT WAS 33%.

WELL, THAT WILL BE INCREASED FROM 33%-44%.

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PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES 3 STUDENTS SCORING MEETS GRADE LEVEL OR HIGHER IN SCIENCE.

WE'LL INCREASE FROM 35%-50% BY THE END OF 2024.

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE 4 STUDENTS SCORING MEETS GRADE LEVEL OR HIGHER AND SOCIAL STUDIES WILL INCREASE 33-58% BY JUNE OF 2024.

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE 5 HAS TO DO WITH PARENT ENGAGEMENT.

THE DISTRICT OVERALL, WE HAD AT LEAST 75 PARENT AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT EVENTS BY THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.

>> BE CONSIDERED TO DO MINIMUM PER SCHOOL?

>> WELL, WE MAY WANT TO WRITE IT THAT WAY.

I CAN TELL YOU THAT I DIDN'T COME BACK WITH 75.

THAT'S PRETTY DARN AGGRESSIVE.

WE REQUIRE TWO PER SCHOOL.

THAT WOULD BE 26 AT THE CAMPUS LEVEL AND WAITED FOR THE DISTRICT LEVEL.

SO THAT'S RV. SO 75 WOULD BE.

>> PRETTY RIGHT NOW.

>> OUR SCHOOLS, A LOT OF THEM DO, ESPECIALLY OUR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS SEVERAL A YEAR.

[OVERLAPPING] BUT WE CAN BREAK THAT GOES UP, HOWEVER.

>> SEEMS LIKE, SOME WILL BE EASY TO DO.

A LOT OF THEM WILL LABOR TO DO ASSUME THAT ENOUGH.

OR DO WE DO SOMETHING?

>> WE DIDN'T?

>> MAYBE THAT COULD BE SOMETHING THAT WE PARTICIPATE WITH THE THAI PARTNERS.

THAT COULD, WE COULD ENCOURAGE THE SCHOOL.

SO PATH PARTNER, MAYBE.

>> EACH CAMPUS ACTUALLY GETS PARENT INVOLVEMENT BONDS FROM HOW OLD THEY CAN DIRECTLY, WE NEED THEM TO SAY NO.

>> OKAY.

>> ON THAT WE HAD TO COMPLIANCE PIECE FOR OUR DISTRICT.

SO WE NEED TO SPEND A LOT OF THEM DO, LIKE I SAID, OUR ELEMENT FOR EACH JOB, REALLY GOOD JOB WITH THAT.

>> DO YOU KNOW HOW MUCH THEY'RE GETTING EACH YEAR? I KNOW THAT IT WOULDN'T BE DANIELLE ONLY.

>> ONE PERCENT OF THE TOTAL ALLOTMENT THIS YEAR THAT WAS A BUYOUT.

WE DO POOR PEOPLE. IT'S NOT A LOT. I'LL BE HONEST.

IT'S NOT A LOT. THEY ARE MADE FOR BRAINS ARE FURTHER AGAIN.

>> THEY ARE VERY CREATIVE, THE ONLY THING ABOUT USING THOSE FUNDS IS YOU CAN'T USE THEM ON A MEAL AS A TOURNEY, USE THEM.

THERE ARE SO MANY RESTRICTIONS ON USING THOSE FUNDS.

AND SO THEN THEY HAVE TO USE IT TO.

>> COLLABORATE BECAUSE THEY HAVE, A LOT OF OUR CAMPUSES DO HAVE VERY ACTIVE PTAS.

THEY'LL USE THAT ONE WORD THEY ASK.

THEY'LL USE THEIR TITLE FUNDS FOR EVERYTHING.

BUT BECAUSE THE MAINTENANCE THEY SENT ME.

WELL, THE RIGHTS MEETINGS SO THEY'LL BUY THE BONDS AND THEN WHATEVER THE DRINKS AND THE CHIPS OR WHATEVER, AND HAVE THE PTA FIVE HOT DOGS SO THEY CAN MAXIMIZE THEIR LIFE, GOT REAL CREATIVE WITH AND THEY DO A REALLY GREAT JOB.

>> THEY DO. I KNOW IT WAS SENT OUR DISTRICTS FOR SCIENCE.

>> OUR SECONDARY SCHOOLS HAVE DONE THE HOSPITALS THROUGH A BRAKE JOB LIKE WITH CAN RAMP UP AND THE THINGS THAT THEY DO RIGHT.

REALLY BRINGING THEIR PARENTS AND AND EVEN DOING THINGS WITH THEIR COLLEGE COORDINATORS AND BRINGING FAITH-BASED SUBMITTED PROPOSALS FOR THAT.

OUR JUNIOR HIGHS ARE DOING THINGS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR TO BRING THEIR PARENTS AND HARDER SECONDARY, MUCH HARDER SECONDARY THAT THEY ARE DOING A GREAT JOB OF.

>> REALLY GENEROUS COMMUNITY THAT ALL WE IF THEY NEED TO DO.

>> JANUARY, IT IS AN EXCELLENT TOUR.

>> GUEST TO HIM, ASK THEIR COMMUNITY TO HELP OUR FAMILIES.

THE PLACES WHERE THEY DON'T HAVE BIG PTO OR SOMETHING TO COME TO THE COMMUNITY IN DIFFERENT BUSINESSES AND NX GOING GREAT.

>> THEN OUR LAST PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE IS BASICALLY JUST TO COVER OUR COVID IS 100% OF OUR STUDENTS WHO WILL BE PROVIDED INSTRUCTION TO ADDRESS THE EFFECTS OF THE PANDEMIC BY FINDING ACADEMIC SUPPORT, SOCIOLOGICAL SUPPORTS HEALTH AND SAFETY AND [INAUDIBLE].

>> THIS ITEM DOES CALL FOR ACTION NEEDED, BUT THERE WERE A NUMBER OF QUESTIONS.

SO CAN WE PUT THIS ON MONDAY WITH SOME AMENDMENTS AND WILL THAT GIVE YOU ENOUGH TIME [INAUDIBLE] TO COME BACK AND TELL US SOME NUMBERS?

>> SURE.

>> AT THAT TIME, WILL WE BE ABLE TO AMEND THE PERCENTAGE UNTIL NOW AND THEN WE COULD DO ACTION NEEDED AT THAT POINT?

>> SURE.

>> I THINK YOU TELL ME WHAT SHE WOULD LIKE.

[01:10:03]

WHAT I CAN DO IS, I CAN BRING BACK NUMBERS.

YOU COULD PROPOSE NUMBERS TO ME AT THAT TIME, WE CAN ADJUST IT, YOU COULD AGREE UPON THE NUMBERS IF YOU LIKE I'D UPDATE IT [OVERLAPPING]

>> I WOULD JUST SAY BRING BACK THE NUMBERS YOU HAVE BUT TELL US WHAT IT'S FROM AND WHAT WENT UP.

>> OKAY.

>> I'D LIKE TO KNOW. LAST YEAR WE WANTED TO GET THEM TO DO 22% WE GOT 18.

THEN LET'S KNOW HOW MUCH TO ACCEPT IT UP AND HOW MUCH WE'RE GOING FOR AND THEN IN THE MEETING WE CAN AMEND THOSE CHANGES AND GET THE DOCUMENT DONE.

>> EXCELLENT.

>> IS EVERYBODY GOOD WITH THAT?

>> [OVERLAPPING] SHE DIDN'T HAVE A CHOICE, [OVERLAPPING].

>> YOU GIVE A WAY THAT.

[OVERLAPPING] THAT'D BE EASY FOR US TO REMAIN [OVERLAPPING]

>> THAT COMMITTEE AND ALL PEOPLE WILL VOLUNTEER FOR THAT.

>> IT IS VOLUNTARY.

>> AND WE JUST ENCOURAGE PEOPLE IN THE PUBLIC WHO WOULD LIKE TO BE INVOLVED, THAT'S A GREAT WAY TO GET YOUR FOOT IN THE DOOR AND HAVE SOME [OVERLAPPING] EXPOSURE TO OUR DISTRICT.

>> THANK YOU, MA'AM [OVERLAPPING].

>> I'M HERE.

>> I SAVED MY QUESTIONS FOR THEM.

>> OH, SURE.

>> IT'S NICELY ENOUGH THAT WE DO WITH THESE GOALS.

BUT WHO OWNS THEM? WHO OWNS THE GOAL? WHO'S THE PERSON WHO'S GOING TO STAND AT THE MICROPHONE AND TELL US, HERE'S OUR PERFORMANCE AGAINST THE GOAL.

IS THERE SOMEBODY ASSIGNED TO EACH GOAL? IS THERE AN OWNER OF THE GOAL?

>> THAT'S A VERY GOOD QUESTION.

FOR THE GOAL [INAUDIBLE]

>> I MEAN IF WE DON'T HAVE AN OWNER OF THE GOAL.

>> IN THEORY THE BOARD'S GOT THE GOAL.

BUT IF WE DON'T EVER CARE ABOUT THEM.

>> EVERY THREE MONTHS, THERE'S THE GOALS AND THERE'S THE PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES WHICH YOU GUYS HAVE QUOTED, THEN THE STRATEGY IS LINKED TO THAT.

THOSE STRATEGIES ARE ASSIGNED TO ADMINISTRATORS.

>> OKAY, LET ME ASK STUPID QUESTIONS.

SO I'VE BEEN ON THE BOARD FOR 11 MONTHS NOW, I DIDN'T KNOW WE HAD GOALS.

I THINK THAT WE HAD GOALS BUT I DIDN'T KNOW THAT WE HAD GOALS.

IF WE HAVE GOALS, SHOULDN'T SOMEBODY NOT BE STANDING THERE AND TELLING US, THEY WERE FALLING SHORT, WE NEED HELP OR WE'RE KNOCKING IT OUT OF THE PARK, WE'RE DOING WELL?

>> YES. [NOISE]

>> YES. I MEAN PERIODICALLY.

>> BUT THEY'RE BEGINNING OF YEAR AND END OF YEAR.

THERE'S NOTHING IN BETWEEN.

>> THAT'S ENOUGH.

>> WE DO HAVE A MIDDLE OF YEAR THAT MAYBE MR. HILL COULD SAY BACK IT UP SO THESE GOALS AND THE DATA FROM IT COMES TO THIS, IS THAT POSSIBLE?

>> SURE.

>> BECAUSE YOU GET UP AND DO THESE MAPS GOAL FROM RESULTS.

BUT IF THEY'RE NOT COMPARED TO ANYTHING, THEN IT'S REALLY HARD.

I THINK THAT'S FOR ALL PROBABLY THE MOST PROFOUND QUESTION TO BE ASKED, IS WHO OWNS THE GOAL?

>> I'M SURE THERE IS SOMEONE [INAUDIBLE] AT A CAMPUS LEVEL THE MIDDLE OF THE YEAR, THAT WOULD HELP THEM SEE ARE WE GOING TO MAKE IT TO THAT END OF YEAR GOAL? IF SOMEONE DOES HAVE OWNERSHIP OVER THAT AND THEN WE'RE NOT GOING TO MAKE IT OR WE ARE GOING TO MAKE IT, THEY HAVE THAT INFORMATION.

>> OR DO WE NEED TO CHANGE THE STRATEGIES? DO WE NEED TO GO BACK IN AND DO THAT TO WHERE WE CAN?

>> STRATEGIES ARE WORTHY TO BE COMPLETELY TRANSPARENT.

THE STRATEGIES ARE REVIEWED EVERY NOVEMBER, FEBRUARY, MAY, AND THEN IN THE SUMMER FOR THE YEAR.

IF THE BOARD WOULD LIKE AFTER THOSE OVERVIEW, THEY CAN BE SHARED WITH THE BOARD AT EVERY REVIEW, I CAN DO THAT, THAT'S NOT A PROBLEM.

>> THEN OUR ACTION PLANS BASED ON THOSE STRATEGIES? SO WE HAVE A GOAL, WE HAVE A STRATEGY, I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE NEXT THING IS.

>> IF WE'RE NOT MEETING OUR GOAL, WHAT ARE WE DOING?

>> ARE WE EXECUTING AGAINST THE STRATEGY? IS THERE A PLAN TO GET THE STRATEGY? I'M JUST LOOKING AT NUMBER 6 AS THAT SOUNDS.

>> NO, WITH THAT IT WILL.

>> WHICH ONE IS THAT?

>> IT'S THIS 100% OF STUDENTS WE PROVIDE INSTRUCTION TO ADDRESS [INAUDIBLE] FOR SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT.

>> WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE PANDEMIC, CORRECT?

>> YES. THIS PLAN HAS TO HAVE STRATEGIES,

[01:15:05]

THE STRATEGIES HAVE TO HAVE FUNDS TIED TO THEM.

WHEN YOU USE YOUR FEDERAL FUNDS OR THINGS OF THAT NATURE, EXTRA FUNDS ARE [INAUDIBLE] I HAVE TO SUBMIT THOSE TO TPA SO WHEN WE SPEND EXTRA FUNDS, I HAVE TO HAVE A PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVE LIKE THAT LISTED.

WHEN THE FUNDS EXPENDED IT SHOWS THAT WE HAVE STRATEGY, SO WHEN WE SPEND THE MONEY THAT HAS TO BE IN THERE SO INSERT MONITORS [INAUDIBLE] DOES THAT MAKE SENSE TO YOU?

>> IT DOES.

>> THAT'S WHY [INAUDIBLE]

>> THANK YOU.

>> MRS. [INAUDIBLE] WOULD YOU BE ABLE TO EMAIL US OR TO DR. LEE AND HE CAN EMAIL ALL OF US THE STRATEGY SO WE HAVE CLEAR?

>> OH SURE. THERE'S A FOURTH PLAN AND RE-USE OF [INAUDIBLE] PLAN FOR [INAUDIBLE] AND THEY'RE ALL IN THERE.

I CAN DOWNLOAD IT AND SEND IT TO DR. LEE, AND DR. LEE CAN SHARE WITH ALL OF YOU.

>> THEN ANYBODY THAT WANTS TO MAYBE BE BETTER PREPARED.

>> IT'S A LITTLE LENGTHY, BUT IT'S GOT PLENTY OF, ABSOLUTELY.

>> I THINK WE'D LOVE TO HEAR THAT.

>> WOULD YOU?

>> EVERY SO OFTEN. [OVERLAPPING]. YEAH, I REALLY.

>> I'M PLEASED TO DO IT.

>> [INAUDIBLE] THOSE GOALS.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> YES [LAUGHTER] [APPLAUSE]

>> YOU DIDN'T KNOW YOU WERE IN [INAUDIBLE].

>> THE GOOD NEWS IS MRS. HORTON IS BACK UP.

>> THE ADMINISTRATOR RECOMMENDATION AS

[V.A. Financial Reports as of September 30, 2023]

WICHITA FALLS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPROVES THE ATTACHED YEAR-TO-DATE FINANCIAL AND INVESTMENT REPORTS AS SUBMITTED BY [INAUDIBLE] FINANCIAL OFFICER AND RECOMMENDED BY DR.

[INAUDIBLE] THE FURTHER ATTACHMENTS REPORT, THE [INAUDIBLE] CONDITIONS FOR SEPTEMBER 30TH 23/24.

THE GENERAL FUND REVENUES GROWTH 15.26% LAST YEAR AS COMPARED TO 12.23% THIS YEAR AND INTEGER FOR 22.46% LAST YEAR AS COMPARED TO 21.11 % THIS YEAR.

>> WELL, YOU HAVE TO DO ACTION NEEDED.

[OVERLAPPING] YEAH.

>> I JUST MAKE A MOTION WE APPROVE THE REPORTS PRESENTED.

>> THANK YOU GENTLEMEN.

ANY QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS FOR MS. WALTER?

>> SHE PASSED HER AUDIT, SO WE HAVE [OVERLAPPING] [LAUGHTER].

>> WE'RE GOOD.

>> ALL RIGHT. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

>> AYE. [OVERLAPPING]

>> ALL OPPOSED. SAME SIGN, PASSES 7,0 AND WE'RE ON TO BUDGET AMENDMENTS.

[V.B. Budget Amendments]

>> STRAIGHT A RECOMMENDATION THAT DON'T THE CHICAGO SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES, APPROVES THE ATTACHED BY CHAIRMAN TO THE '23, '24 BUDGET AS DETAILED ON THE ATTACHED BUDGET AMENDMENT REPORT.

THESE AMENDMENTS ARE SUBMITTED BY LABOR CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND RECOMMENDED BY DR. DONNELLY SUPERINTENDENT SCHOOLS.

GENERAL OPERATING REVENUES AND EXPENDITURES REFLECT NO CHANGE RESULTING ANY DEFICIT BUDGET OF $1 MILLION AND THAT IS THESE FORM HERE.

>> THIS ALSO REQUIRES ACTION NEEDED.

IS THERE A MOTION?

>> I HAVE THE MOTION THAT WE APPROVED THE OCTOBER 2023 BUDGET AMENDMENTS AS PRESENTED?

>> SECOND?

>> I SECOND.

>> THANK YOU. ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? ALL OF THESE BUDGET AMENDMENTS ARE CURRENTLY IN THE BUDGET.

THEY'RE JUST CHANGING, MOVING FROM ONE FUNCTION TO THE NATIONAL CHANGES.

NO QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> ALL THOSE OPPOSED. SAME SIGN PASSES 7,0.

THIS IS A FUTURE ACTION.

>> [BACKGROUND]

[V.C. One-Time Employee Payment]

>> YES SIR. AS THE ADMINISTRATOR FOR RECOMMENDATION AT THE WICHITA FALLS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES, AGREE WE'VE ONETIME PAYMENT TO ALL WFISD EMPLOYEES.

THE AMOUNT OF $1,000 HAS MADE ABOUT THE IMPORTANT CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND RECOMMENDED BY DR. DONNELLY THESE CONTINUOUS SCHOOL.

DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION WOULD LIKE TO PROVIDE ALL THE WAY PAST THE EMPLOYEES AT ONE TIME PAYMENT THIS MONTH AND THE AMOUNT OF $1,000 AS A RETENTION BONUS TO THE ESTIMATED 1,630 EMPLOYEES IN OUR DISTRICT.

THIS ONE TIME PAYMENT ESTIMATING COSTS WILL BE $1,683,777.

>> THIS IS FUTURE ACTION.

>> WHY THEY WANTED TO LEAVE [OVERLAPPING] [LAUGHTER].

[01:20:03]

>> THE DISTRICT WOULD LIKE TO PAY THE MEDICARE ON THE THIS, SO THE PAYMENT WILL BE $1,014.71.

WHEN MEDICARE HAS BEEN CALCULATED AND REVIEWS, STAFF WILL SEE A $1,000?

>> CORRECT.

>> YOU GOT SOME LADIES IN THEIR FORTY. [LAUGHTER]

>> THIS WOULD BE FUTURE ACTION.

WE WOULDN'T SHOW UP TO HAVE A DISCUSSION.

[OVERLAPPING].

>> I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE GOT ON THAT.

[OVERLAPPING] CONSENT AGENDA.

>> RIGHT.

>> VERY GOOD ABOUT THAT.

WE'RE NOT ABLE TO GIVE RACIST THIS YEAR AND WE HAVE NOT RESOLVED ALL THE ISSUES FROM THE STATE FUNDING.

THIS IS A WAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS TO SHOW APPRECIATION.

IN SOME REGARD WE ALL WISH IT WAS MORE, BUT I THINK IT'S A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

>> I AGREE TOTALLY ON THAT

>> THANK YOU.

>> I WAS PROBABLY THINKING [OVERLAPPING] [LAUGHTER].

>> IT WOULDN'T BE ON MONDAY.

[OVERLAPPING] ANY COMMENTS FROM YOU GUYS? ALL GOOD.

>> GLAD WERE DOING IT.

>> OKAY.

>> THANK YOU MS. WILSON.

>> THANK YOU. IT'S STILL ON.

MS. WALTER, ANOTHER FUTURE ACTION.

[V.D. Purchase of Construction Auditor Services]

>> ADMINISTRATIVE RECOMMENDATION THAT THE WICHITA FALLS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPROVES IN ARRANGEMENT OF RL TOWNSEND AND ASSOCIATES, WHO SERVE AS CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS SPECIALIZED, ANY EXTERNAL CONSTRUCTION AUDIT SERVICES FOR A TOTAL OF $150,000.

ESTIMATED PROBABLY IMPORTANT CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND RECOMMENDED BY DR. DONNELLY, SUPERINTENDENT SCHOOLS.

RL TOWN CENTER PROPOSAL INCLUDES FULL SCOPE AUDIT SERVICES, CATEGORIZED AS AUDIT OF BASIC SERVICES SCOPE, GENERAL CONDITIONS, SUBCONTRACTS, PAYING THE APPLICATIONS, USE OF CONTINGENCY FUNDS AND OTHER CHANGES CARD, IT'S COMPLIANT WITH PREVAILING WAGE RATE AND COST RECONCILIATION.

IT SERVICE THE ENTIRETY OF THE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS, MEMORIAL HOSPITAL AND LEGACY, HOUSEHOLD.

THE FINAL REPORT PROCESS IS SCHEDULED TO BE BY THE END OF 2024.

AS THIS FURNITURE WILL BE PAID FROM BOND FUNDS AND MORE PURCHASES OVER $100,000 FROM OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPROVE.

>> THIS IS A FUTURE ACTION.

BUT LET'S HAVE A DISCUSSION ABOUT IT. ANYBODY'S COMMENT?

>> THIS IS JUST A CHECK, MAKE SURE ALL THE DOLLARS WAS SPENT IN THE RIGHT SPOT.

[NOISE]

>> I'M HAPPY TO SEE US DO THIS.

>> YEAH.

>> YES.

>> AT ONE POINT THERE WAS A CHOICE BETWEEN A PARTIAL AND A COMPREHENSIVE.

>> WE ALREADY HAD ENOUGH BUDGET OF 40,000 FOR EACH HOUSEHOLD TO BE AUDITED.

THIS IS AN EXTENSION OF THAT, IF WE HAD MONEY LEFT OVER TO CONTINGENCY, WHAT WE WANTED TO BE ABLE TO DO A FULL AUDIT, WHICH IS THAT TRICK OF 2000 PROPOSAL.

MAKE SURE OF COMPLETE AUDIT, NOT JUST A PARTIAL.

>> THAT'S GOOD.

>> I WILL SAY, I'VE HEARD FROM OTHER PEOPLE INVOLVED IN OTHER DISTRICTS AND I'VE ACTUALLY BEEN HEARD FROM SOME SUBS, THAT DO BIG PROJECTS.

BUT THIS IS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US TO DO THIS.

THAT OFTENTIMES THERE WILL BE WAYS FOR ALMOST TO PAY FOR ITSELF, BECAUSE LITTLE THINGS ARE NOTICED THAT ADD UP TO BIG THINGS.

>> SURE.

>> I THINK IT'S OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY AND WE SHOULD BE REALLY CAREFUL HOW WE SPEND IT.

THIS WILL COME [NOISE] THROUGH A NOTE OF CONSENT? [OVERLAPPING] OKAY, CONSENT FOR THIS?.

THANK YOU. YOU'RE STILL ON MRS. WALTER.

[BACKGROUND]

[V.E. Purchase of Rider Roof Restoration]

>> ADMINISTRATIVE OF RECOGNITION THAT THE WICHITA FALLS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES, WE'RE THE RIDER HOSPITAL REEF RESTORATION PROJECT TO TRIM COAST.

THE AMOUNT OF PROVINCES IS $1,795.95, ESTIMATE ABOUT THE IMPORTANT CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND RECOMMENDED BY DR. LISA SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS.

OLDER PORTIONS ARE RATHER HIGH SCHOOL ROUTINE, AROUND 71,000 SQUARE FEET ARE IN NEED OF REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT.

THE ESTIMATED COST OF A COMPLETE TEAR OFF AND SINGLE FLOOR REPLACEMENT OF 71,000 SQUARE FOOT, IS ROUGHLY 1.3 MILLION AND WOULD ALSO REQUIRE RELOCATION, ELECTRICAL USE AND CONDUIT BONDS, ET CETERA.

THIS RESTORATION SOLUTION PROPOSAL PURCHASE WILL UTILIZE THE TEXTBOOK CO-OPERATIVE AWARD.

AND I HAVE THE 021-D, WHICH IS ADVERTISED TWICE IN THE AMARILLO GLOBE-NEWS AND MADE AVAILABLE ON TEXT FILE ELECTRONIC PLATFORM.

THIS IS BUDGETED IN THE MAINTENANCE BUDGET RIGHT NOW.

[01:25:03]

WE HAD ENOUGH FUNDS THAT WE COULD JUST [INAUDIBLE] I WAS GUESSING, CHRIS, DID YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT THIS, HOW THIS WAS GOING TO WORK?

>> YEAH. WELL, TROPPO COME IN AND IT'S A POLYMER ROLL ON, RUTH AND WHAT THAT ALLOWS IS WE WON'T HAVE TO RAISE UP ANY OF OUR DUCTS OUR OR HVAC UNITS AND MOVE ON TO CONDUIT THAT'S ON TOP AND THAT THIS ALL CAN BE DONE DURING CLASS.

CLASS CAN BE GOING ON AND THE WORST THING THAT THEY'LL HEAR IS PROBABLY A PRESSURE WASHER WASHING OFF THE TOP OF THE BUILDING, AND IT'S A SEVERAL COATS OF THIS AND AS YOU CAN SEE, IT'S ALL AREAS IN THE YELLOW THAT WILL BE DONE.

THAT WILL GET EVERYTHING, BUT THE MAIN GENOME AND THERE'S A THIRD GENOME THAT WON'T GET DONE.

THEN THE Y IS ALREADY TPO THAT WE DID IN 17.

>> IS THIS CONSIDERED AS GOOD AS TPO?

>> YES, BY ALL MEANS, I KNOW HENRIETTA DID ABOUT 300,000 SQUARE FEET.

I THINK THEY ALMOST DID THEIR WHOLE JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL AND ELEMENTARY AND I REACHED OUT TO THAT DIRECTOR AND TALKED TO HIM AND HE SAID HE HAS HAD NO TROUBLE WITH IT AT ALL.

IF HE HAD A LEAK, HE CALLED A TRIP CODE.

THEY CAME OUT, THEY TOOK CARE OF IT.

NO PROBLEMS. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT IS GOOD ABOUT THIS PRODUCT, IN 15 YEARS, WE CAN BRING THEM BACK OUT AND THEY'LL COME OUT FOUR TIMES.

I THINK IT'S LIKE AFTER THE FIRST YEAR THAT AFTER THE COATING, AFTER THE THIRD YEAR, AFTER THE SEVENTH YEAR, THEY KEEP COMING OUT LATE ANALYZE IT AND THEY MADE SURE THAT IT'S DOING WHAT IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE DOING.

THEN WHEN YOU GET CLOSER TO THAT 15TH YEAR, WE CAN PAY, I THINK IT'S 60% OF THE COST AND RECOAT IT AND WE'LL GET ANOTHER 15 YEARS.

THEN WE CAN JUST KEEP DOING THIS.

>> IT'S GOING TO KEEP OUR EXISTING ROOF, BUT YOU'RE GOING TO SPRAY.

>> WE'RE GOING TO ROLL-ON OVER IT.

>> ROLL-ON.

>> LIKE I SAID, IT'S A PROCESS.

IT'S SEVERAL DIFFERENT LAYERS OR SO.

>> YOU SAID SOME OF IT HAD BEEN DONE RECENTLY IN 2017, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER PART WE'RE NOT DOING.

>> THE G HOMES?

>> YES.

>> THOSE ARE STILL GOOD. THAT'S WHY I DIDN'T WANT TO USE MONEY, SO IT'S NO.

WE CAN STILL GET PROBABLY FIVE MORE GOOD MORE YEARS OUT OF THOSE AND THEN WE CAN LOOK AT DOING SOMETHING LIKE THIS.

>> IS IT 12-YEAR WARRANTY APPROVED? IS THERE 12-YEAR WARRANTY ON THIS TOO OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT?

>> I THINK IT IS 15 OR 14 YEAR WARRANTY ON IT.

>> DOES ANYBODY IN WICHITA FALLS FOLLOWS THROUGH THIS OR IS THIS SOMEBODY AND WE DON'T HAVE ANYBODY IN WICHITA FALLS THAT DOES THIS?

>> NOT TO MY RECALL.

THIS TRIM COAT GUY'S NAME IS SCOTT.

HE JUST COME INTO THE MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT, TALK TO ME.

WE DID THE PRESS BOX OUT AT THE STADIUM.

WE'RE HAVING HORRIBLE LEAKS UP IN THE PRESS WHILE HE PUT THIS ON.

NOTE WHAT WOULD BE, WE HAVE NOT HAVE ANY UNIQUELY.

>> DO WE HAVE TO HAVE THAT AT THE END?

>> WELL, THAT'S WHY WE WENT THROUGH THEY ARE PART OF THAT CODE ON AND SO THAT'S WHY WE DID THAT.

>> THIS IS ALREADY IN OUR BUDGET, SO WE'RE NOT INCREASING OUR BUDGET BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO SPEND SOME OF YOUR MONEY, CHRIS?

>> YES, YOU'RE SPENDING MY MONEY [LAUGHTER]

>> THANKS, CHRIS. THIS CALLS FOR FUTURE ACTION.

ARE YOU ALL GOOD WITH CONSENT?

>> ON YOUR QUESTION, YOU SAID IT IS IN THE BUDGET, SO THIS SPECIFIC ITEM IS IN OUR BUDGET? FOR RIDER HIGH SCHOOL GROUP?

>> TALKING WITH CHRIS WHEN WE BUILT THE 23/24 BUDGET, WE PUT ABOUT $900,000 MAYBE ABOUT A MILLION IN JUST REPAIRS FOR ROOFS.

WE WE ASKED HIM HOW MANY ROOFS DO YOU THINK YOU NEED TO REPAIR.

WE HAD TWO CAMPUSES ON THE LIST.

THIS IS HOW MUCH WE THOUGHT IT WAS GOING TO COST, SO WE PUT THAT AMOUNT IN HIS BUDGETED LINE ITEM FOR APPROVAL HERE.

>> WE HAVE OTHER ROOFS.

>> THERE'S ANOTHER ROOF THAT WAS ON OUR LIST OF ONES WE WANTED TO, BUT I THINK IT REALLY COMES DOWN TO WHAT IS OUR PLAN IN THE FUTURE OF CLOSURES AND HE INSISTED THAT WAS ON HOLD FOR THE TIME BEING.

[01:30:08]

>> WE'RE GOING TO PUT THAT ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

[V.F. RFP 2324-16-S-24 Purchase of Two (2) School Buses]

MRS. MORGAN FEEL FREE TO TALK TO US ABOUT BUSES.

>> SEMESTER RECOMMENDATION AT THE WICHITA FALLS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES ARE THE 23/24-16-S-24 BOARD FOR THE PURCHASE AT 253 PASSENGER BUSES WAVE THE WAY TO THOMAS PLEASANT TEXAS FOR THE TOTAL OF $267,800 JUST SUBMITTED ALL THE IMPORTANT CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AND RECOMMENDED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS.

SPIT OUT AFTER SPEAKING WITH MR. HECKLING THAT WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF ADDITIONAL BUSES WITH THE WHAT, 18-24 MONTHLY TIME.

>> WE'VE MET WITH DURHAM ROOT OF 18-24 MONTHS MINIMUM TO RECEIVE ANY BUSES THAT YOU PURCHASED.

WE MAY BE COMING BACK TO YOU IN THE SPRING'S UPDATED PLANS TO TRY TO UPDATE OUR [INAUDIBLE] FASTER.

THIS IS OUR THIS OUR FIRST STEP IN THAT DIRECTION.

>> DON'T I RECALL WE'VE RECENTLY PURCHASED BUSES?

>> YES, MA'AM. WE HAVE EIGHT REGULAR ROUTE.

HAVING TWO BUSES, TWO SPECIAL ED.

BUT THESE ARE BUDGETED.

WE ALREADY PUT IN THE BUDGET FOR TWO BUSES.

THESE ARE BUDGETED RIGHT NOW.

LIKE HE SAID, HE HAS HIS PLAN IN PLACE AS TO HOW MANY MORE WILL PROBABLY BRING IN SOME MORE BUSES.

THE LAST EMAIL I RECEIVED FOR VINDICATED AT LEAST 10 BUSES BETWEEN JANUARY AND MARCH.

IS THAT THE MOST RECENT EMAIL YOU RECEIVED?

>> YOU SAID RECEIVED THEM OR YOU WANT TO BUY 10 MORE?

>> NO, RECEIVED THEM ONCE WE PURCHASED THAT YEAR AND A HALF AGO.

>> INTERESTING, THAT WILL GET AMENDED.

>> THEN THIS WOULD GIVE US ABOUT A 12, IS THAT WHAT WE'RE SAYING,12 NEW BUSES FOR NEXT YEAR'S SCHOOL?

>> THE TWO YOU WERE ASKING TODAY, 18-24 MONTHS, WE WILL HAVE 12 NEXT YEAR.

> WE NEED TO COMPLETE OUR LOOK AT THE START TIMES FOR NEXT YEAR AT THE NUMBER OF NEW ROUTES TO ADD IT BACK TO YOU WITH AN UPDATED PLAN TO VERSUS.

[BACKGROUND].

>> BUT ON THE ATTACHMENT YOU'LL SEE THAT WE HAVE, THOSE ARE THE ONES WE HAVE IN PLACE.

THERE'S 13 NOW EN ROUTE.

ARE THEY TWO OR THREE, JANUARY, MARCH?

>> THE EXPECTED DATE IS LISTED AND THEN SOME IN DECEMBER AND THEN [INAUDIBLE] BECAUSE THEY DID ON THEIR QUOTE PUT 3-6.

>> THIS CALLS FOR FUTURE ACTION.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS WHERE WE DECIDE? IS IT CONSENT AGENDA OR DO YOU WANT TO KNOW? DID YOU SAY SOMETHING MS. [INAUDIBLE]?

>> THAT'LL HELP US MAKE SURE THAT LIKE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY ARE TAKEN FOR ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL [INAUDIBLE].

>> THAT WE START SCHOOL AND THAT WILL BE [INAUDIBLE] OFF THE BAT TO WHERE ALL OF THE ELEMENTARY WILL [INAUDIBLE] CONTROL.

>> FOR THESE BUSES THAT WILL BE USED TO GO OUT OF TOWN OR STRICTLY IN TOWN.

>> THESE TWO ARE SPECIAL EDS.

>> CONSENT AGENDA. DOES ANYONE AGREE WITH THAT? YOU GOOD? WE'RE NOW TO THE CATALOG OF LOCAL RETAIL.

[V.G. FRP 2324-17-C-25 Catalog: Local Retail (Walk-in Goods and Supplies)]

>> LAST ONE RECOMMENDATION THAT THE WOODSHOP ALREADY FINISHED FOR THIS YOU BOARD OF TRUSTEES AWARD RFP 23/24-17-C-25, LOCAL RETAIL TO THE VENDORS HAS LISTED ON THE ATTACHED EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY IN THE CASKET THROUGH AUGUST 31ST, 2025 ESTIMATED WHAT WOULD CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER [INAUDIBLE].

>> THIS IS FUTURE ACTION AS WELL.

NOW IT LOOKS LIKE YOU'VE JUST EXPANDED YOUR LIST OR IS THIS A NEW ONE?

>> IT'S JUST AN EXPANSION TO THE ADDITIONAL VENDOR SAID, CAMPUSES AND DEPARTMENTS CAN ORDER FROM IF THEY NEED TO.

>> YOU SAID YOU MIGHT BE ADDING TO IT UP HERE?

[01:35:03]

>> YES, MA'AM.

>> DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY COMPLAINT WITH THIS GOING ON? YOU CONSENT TO THAT? MRS. HORTON, YOU ARE DONE.

I GUESS MR. THOMAS.

>> GOOD AFTERNOON. I AM HERE TODAY TO ASK FOR

[VI.A. 2024-2025 District Calendar Approval]

YOU TO APPROVE THE CALENDAR FOR THE 24/25 SCHOOL YEAR.

THE ACADEMIC CALENDAR IS TYPICALLY APPROVED IN JANUARY.

HOWEVER, WE'RE MOVING THAT IN ORDER TO GET THE MASTER SCHEDULES STARTED FOR MEMORIAL LEGACY HIGH SCHOOL.

THE DISTRICT ADVISORY COMMITTEE MET IN OCTOBER TO REVIEW A FIRST DRAFT OF THE 24/25 CALENDAR.

AFTER RECEIVING FEEDBACK FROM THE DAC, MODIFICATIONS WERE MADE TO THE DRAFT AND THE MODIFIED VERSION WAS EMAILED TO DAC MEMBERS AND THEY WERE ASKED TO GIVE FEEDBACK ON THE CALENDAR.

AFTER RECEIVING FEEDBACK, TWO DRAFTS WERE CREATED AND PRESENTED TO THE DAC LAST THURSDAY ON NOVEMBER 2ND.

AFTER REVIEWING BOTH DRAFTS, THEY VOTED TO ACCEPT CALENDAR DRAFT A. I'M HERE TO ASK YOU TO APPROVE CALENDAR DRAFT A, WHICH YOU SHOULD HAVE ATTACHED.

BOTH DRAFTS ARE VERY SIMILAR.

THE ONLY DIFFERENCE IS THE INCLEMENT WEATHER DAY.

ON DRAFT A, IT IS IN APRIL.

IN DRAFT B, IS IN MARCH.

>> DID WE EVER DO THAT WHERE WE ADDED A FEW MINUTES SO WE GOT MORE?

>> THAT STARTED THIS SCHOOL YEAR, WHERE WE HAVE 10 MINUTES ADDED TO THE DAY.

AFTER WE GET THROUGH THAT INCLEMENT WEATHER POSSIBILITIES IN MARCH, WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO SEE HOW THAT AFFECTS US AND THE EXTRA TIME WE SHOULD HAVE LEFT TO THE END OF THE YEAR.

>> EVEN HAVING A COUPLE, WE STILL HAVE MORE?

>> YES, WE DID. THIS YEAR, WE HAVE, I BELIEVE, THREE ADDITIONAL INCREMENT WEATHER DAYS ON TOP OF THE TWO THAT ARE BUILT INTO THE CALENDAR AND TWO LATE STARTS.

UNLESS WE HAVE REALLY BAD WEATHER, WE SHOULD BE GOOD WITH OUR INCLEMENT WEATHER DAYS.

THEN THIS CALENDAR ALSO BUILDS IN TWO ADDITIONAL INCLEMENT WEATHER DAYS AND TWO LATE STARTS.

THEN THE ONLY MAJOR HIGHLIGHTS, SCHOOL WOULD START ON AUGUST 15TH, WHICH WILL BE THURSDAY AND THEN WE DID CHANGE THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL IS ON WEDNESDAY RATHER THAN ON THURSDAY.

THE REASON WE DID THAT WAS BECAUSE, SINCE WE ARE GOING TO TWO HIGH SCHOOLS NEXT YEAR, WE WOULD BE ABLE TO DO GRADUATIONS ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY, AND THEN EVERYBODY WOULD HAVE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.

[BACKGROUND] STUDENTS WOULD ALSO NOT HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL ON THE DAY THEY GRADUATE, WHICH IS WHAT'S HAPPENING NOW.

WE DID ADJUST THAT AND THEN EVERYTHING ELSE IS PRETTY SIMILAR TO WHAT WE'VE DONE EVERY OTHER YEAR.

[OVERLAPPING]

>> I'M SURE THERE ARE LOTS OF GREAT ATTRIBUTES TO THIS CALENDAR.

WHAT ARE YOU HEARING ABOUT A NEGATIVE? TO THAT POINT, HAVE YOU GOTTEN ANY PUSH BACK? WE ALWAYS TEND TO ONCE WE DO THESE CALENDARS, WE HEAR ABOUT THE PUSHBACKS.

>> THAT'S LATER. [OVERLAPPING].

>> I'LL SPEAK TO THAT LATER.

>> AS FAR AS THE DAC GOES, WE DID HAVE TO EXPEDITE THE PROCESS A LITTLE BIT IN ORDER TO HAVE IT HERE BY THIS MONTH, SO I DIDN'T HAVE A LOT OF NEGATIVE FEEDBACK.

THE REASON WHY WE CHANGED THAT APRIL INCLEMENT WEATHER DAY AND HAD IT ON THE DRAFT B WAS JUST SOME CONCERN OVER TWO DAYS DURING TESTING IN APRIL.

BUT WE DID HAVE SOME CONVERSATION ABOUT THAT DURING THE DAC MEETING AND THEY FELT LIKE THAT WAS DOABLE GIVEN THAT IT WOULD AFFECT AND THEY FELT LIKE THAT WOULDN'T BE AN ISSUE.

>> NOT MUCH PUSHBACK ABOUT APRIL 15TH.

THEY'RE PUTTING AUGUST 15TH THERE, BUT IT'S PRETTY GOOD.

>> WE TYPICALLY START ON THAT WEDNESDAY, AND SO IT'S PRETTY CLOSE TO WHAT WE HAVE NORMALLY DONE.

WE SWITCHED IT TO THURSDAY JUST TO MAKE IT A LITTLE MORE EVEN TO WHERE NEW TEACHERS DIDN'T HAVE TO COME BACK TO SCHOOL.

NORMALLY, THEY COME BACK TO WORK ON A FRIDAY.

[01:40:02]

WE JUST SWITCHED IT TO WHERE THEY COME BACK THOSE FIRST THREE DAYS OF THE SECOND WEEK OF AUGUST INSTEAD OF COMING TO WORK ON A FRIDAY.

>> I THINK I FAILED ORDERED THAT MOTION [OVERLAPPING] QUESTIONS.

ANYBODY WILLING TO MAKE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE CALENDAR?

>> IS IT CALENDAR A THAT YOU WANT?

>> YES.

>> I WOULD LIKE A MOTION TO APPROVE CALENDAR A.

>> I SECOND IT.

>> THANK YOU.

>> I THINK IT'S SMART TO STICK. IF THIS YEAR IS WORKING, THAT'S SMART JUST AS TO KEEP IT REAL SIMILAR TO WHAT WE'RE DOING UNLESS YOU HEAR OTHERWISE.

>> WELL, AND I ASKED THE DAC BECAUSE THEY ARE THE FRONT LINES IF THEY HEAR CONCERNS OR QUESTIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR TO BRING THOSE TO MY ATTENTION SO THAT I CAN MAKE ADJUSTMENTS WHEN WE START WORKING ON THE CALENDAR AND I REALLY HAVEN'T HEARD A LOT OF ISSUES THIS YEAR, SO WE JUST TRY TO STICK IT UP.

>> THANK YOU.

>> YES, YOU'RE WELCOME.

>> THANK YOU. THOSE ALL IN FAVOR OF ACCEPTING DRAFT A FOR OUR SCHOOL CALENDAR FOR NEXT YEAR, PLEASE SAY, AYE.

>> AYE.

>> ALL THOSE OPPOSED, SAME SIGN.

PASSES 7-0.

NOW, MRS. THOMAS,

[VI.B. 2024-2025 Staff Development Waiver]

TRIGGER UNCONSCIOUS BIAS THAT DEVELOPMENT WORK.

THIS IS TYPICALLY AN EVERY YEAR CONVERSATION.

>> IF YOU'LL REMEMBER, I BROUGHT THIS TO YOU GUYS LAST MONTH FOR THIS YEAR'S CALENDAR.

WE JUST DECIDED TO GO AHEAD SINCE YOU WERE APPROVING NEXT YEAR'S CALENDAR, LET ME GO AHEAD AND HAVE THIS VOTED ON NOW SO THAT WE COULD CHECK IT OFF THE LIST AND SUBMIT IT TO TEA AT THE SAME TIME.

I DON'T HAVE TO READ ALL THIS, BUT I'M JUST HERE TO ASK THAT YOU APPROVE THE APPLICATION FOR EXPEDITED AND GENERAL STATE WAIVER FOR REDUCTION AND INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS FOR THE 24/25 SCHOOL YEAR IN ORDER TO PROVIDE STAFF DEVELOPMENT AS PREPARED BY ASHLEY THOMAS AND IS RECOMMENDED BY DR. DONNELLY.

SHE BRINGS HIM INTO SCHOOLS [INAUDIBLE]

>> I MOVE THAT WE APPROVE THE SPECIAL MATERIALS ADOPTION.

IS THAT IT? [OVERLAPPING] I MOVE THAT WE APPROVE THE TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY WAIVER.

I'VE MENTIONED FOR EXPEDITED [INAUDIBLE]

>> THAT'S IT. THANK YOU.

ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? NONE. I'LL CALL FOR THE VOTE.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

ALL THOSE OPPOSED, SAME SIGN.

MOTION PASSES 7-0. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, ASHLEY.

[VII. SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION]

>> MRS. DIPPREY?

>> GOOD AFTERNOON, BOARD.

>> GOOD AFTERNOON.

>> FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE NEW TO THE BOARD, THIS MAY BE YOUR FIRST TIME TO HEAR ABOUT THE PROCLAMATION THAT DEA PUTS FORWARD ON A CYCLICAL BASIS THAT ALLOWS US TO ADOPT NEW STRUCTURAL MATERIAL.

I'M COMING BEFORE YOU THIS AFTERNOON TO ASK YOUR APPROVAL OF THE LIST OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS THAT WE'VE SUBMITTED TO YOU.

THOSE COMMITTEE MEMBERS WILL BE WORKING WITH OUR CURRICULUM TEAM, OUR TEACHERS, OF COURSE, ARE A PART OF THOSE COMMITTEES, OUR PARENTS COMMITTEE, TO SELECT OUR NEW RESOURCES FOR SCIENCE K THROUGH 12.

YOU HAVE IN OUR NOTES HERE WHAT OUR PROCESS IS TYPICALLY LIKE.

ONCE YOU HAVE APPROVE THE COMMITTEES, THEY WILL GO INTO ACTION.

THERE'LL BE SOME SUBCOMMITTEES FORMED AND THEY WILL MEET.

THERE'S A PUBLISHERS HEARING THAT TAKES PLACE IN VIRGINIA WHERE ALL THE VENDORS WILL COME AND BRING THE MATERIALS FOR REVIEW BY OUR COMMUNITIES AND THE PUBLIC.

WE ALSO HAVE ADDITIONAL GENERAL MEETINGS AT THE TEXTBOOK COMMITTEES IN FEBRUARY AND WE WILL BE FORWARDING SOME RECOMMENDATIONS TO YOU IN MARCH REGARDING THE MATERIALS THAT WE HAVE SELECTED FOR EACH OF THOSE GRADE LEVELS IN SCIENCE.

>> THIS IS ACTION NEEDED FOR MRS. DIPPREY.

IS THERE A MOTION? MR. HARVEY?

>> I'LL MAKE A MOTION.

I'LL MAKE A MOTION THAT WE APPROVE THE LIST OF COMMITTEE MEMBERS FOR THE INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS ADOPTION COMMITTEE FOR PROCLAMATION TO 2024 SCIENCE TEXTBOOKS ADOPTION.

>> I SECOND.

>> ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FOR MRS. DIPPREY?

>> ARE FOLKS RECRUITED FOR THIS?

>> YES, SIR.

WE WOULD'VE LOVED TO HAVE HAD MORE COMMITTEE MEMBERS.

THESE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO AGREED TO SERVE.

IT IS A VERY TIME-INTENSIVE PROCESS.

>> IT IS.

>> SOMETIME WE DID ATTEMPT TO RECRUIT ADDITIONAL PEOPLE VIA SOCIAL MEDIA.

WE ALSO RECRUITED THROUGH OUR PARENT-TEACHER ORGANIZATIONS, OUR BOOSTER CLUBS.

ALL OF OUR PLACES WERE BUSY PEOPLE TO INTERVIEW.

THIS IS THE LIST THAT WE'RE ABLE TO PROVIDE FOR YOU TODAY.

WE CERTAINLY WOULD WELCOME ADDITIONAL.

ANYONE WHO WITH THE SOUND OF MY VOICE WOULD LIKE THIS, WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO BRING AN AMENDED LIST TO YOU TO APPROVE ADDITIONAL MEMBERS.

[01:45:05]

>> THERE'S TWO [INAUDIBLE]?

>> SHE'S SERVING ON EACH COMMITTEE.

>> THAT'S NICE.

>> YOU'LL BE A GOOD COMMITTEE MEMBER.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

>> AYE.

>> ALL THOSE OPPOSED, SAME SIGN.

PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

>> THANK YOU.

>> MRS. THOMAS, YOU'RE BACK UP WITH MRS. KENNY AND DR. BEYER.

THIS IS A PRESENTATION.

[BACKGROUND]

>> GOOD AFTERNOON. WE'RE HERE TO PRESENT TO YOU SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROGRESS THAT WE HAVE MADE IN PREPARING MEMORIAL AND LEGACY TO OPEN IN AUGUST OF 2024.

WE HAVE BEEN WORKING FEVERISHLY TO STAFF THE TWO SCHOOLS.

I THINK WE FEEL THAT WE HAVE DONE AN EXCELLENT JOB SO FAR.

WE HAVE HIRED ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS FOR BOTH CAMPUSES, COUNSELORS, OUR COLLEGE AND CAREER PLACERS, A REGISTRAR, SECRETARY, AND OTHER DIAGNOSTICIANS HAVE BEEN PLACED ON THOSE CAMPUSES AS WELL.

WE ARE IN THE PROCESS THIS WEEK OF INTERVIEWING OUR BAND DIRECTOR.

WE DID THOSE INTERVIEWS YESTERDAY EVENING.

THEN THIS EVENING, WE WILL REVIEW ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR, CHOIR DIRECTOR TOMORROW EVENING, AND MAKE THOSE DECISIONS THIS WEEK.

THEN WE'LL MOVE ON TO CHEER, DANCE AND THEATER.

AFTER THAT, WE'LL MOVE ON TO SIL, LIBRARIAN, ROTC, HEAD FOOTBALL COACH, CAMPUS ATHLETIC DIRECTOR, AND THEN HEAD COACHES FOR TEAM SPORTS AND INDIVIDUAL SPORTS.

>> PEOPLE WHO ARE INTERESTED TO HEAR THE RESULTS?

>> I THINK DR. BLAIRE AGREES THAT WE'RE VERY HAPPY WITH THE DECISIONS THAT WE'VE MADE SO FAR, AND WE FELT THAT WE HAD STAFFED EXCELLENT TEAMS AT THIS POINT.

>> THAT'S BEEN A COMMITTEE EFFORT, AND WE WORK WITH A SLIPPERY INSTRUMENT FEE AND THE DIRECTORS OVERALL IN THIS DEPARTMENTS TO GO THROUGH THE PROCESS.

THE GOAL IS EXCELLENT AT BOTH PLACES, AND SO FAR, WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO THAT VERY WELL AND WE'RE CONFIDENT TO BE ABLE TO CONTINUE TO DO THAT AND HAVE REPRESENTATION FROM ALL THREE SCHOOLS IN BOTH CASES.

IT'S BEEN A GOOD PROCESS SO FAR.

>> THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR STUDENTS TO WALK ON EITHER CAMPUS AND FEEL AT HOME AND SEE FACES THAT THEY RECOGNIZE FROM ALL THREE HIGH SCHOOLS.

WE ARE DEFINITELY KEEPING THAT IN MIND WHEN WE CONDUCT OUR INTERVIEWS.

FOR MEMORIAL HIGH SCHOOL, THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS ARE MICHAEL FORNEY, PATRICK MOORE, MISTY SPHERE, AND KEN JAN STATS.

OUR COLLEGE AND CAREER ADVISORS, CADY NOLAND, AND OUR COUNSELORS ARE POLLY BIRKHEAD, TABITHA EASTMAN, SARAH LUCAS, BLAIRE ROBINSON, KATIE YOUNG.

OUR REGISTRAR IS AMY ORVILLE, AND THE SECRETARY IS EMILY ESPINOZA.

>> THEN YOU CAN SEE THE LEGACY STAFF THERE.

BRITTANY BAILEY, SHANNON [INAUDIBLE] PARIS AND NICHOLAS NEMS AND ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS.

JESSICA DIXON IS THE CCA.

LESLIE BAILEY, ALICIA CROPS CAN DEFEND.

KRISTEN HOWARD, STEPHANIE SHELTER AND JAMIE TODDLER OR HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMIC COUNSELORS.

AND OF COURSE, OUR REGISTRAR AND JESSICA GARCIA IS OUR SECRETARY.

YOU'LL NOTICE WE'VE GOTTEN QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS.

WITH THE ENROLLMENT AT LEGACY PREDICTED TO BE ABOUT 300 STUDENTS HIGHER THAN A FEW EXTRA POSITIONS.

>> THE REASON THAT WAS GOOD ENOUGH IS THAT WE'RE PREPARING FOR GROWTHS ON THE SOUTHWEST PART OF WICHITA FALLS, SO ULTIMATELY WE THINK THESE SCHOOLS WILL BE EQUAL IN NUMBERS EVENTUALLY.

>> I MISSED [NOISE] THE BIG THINGS WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON ARE FOR SURE STAFFING.

I'M GETTING THE RIGHT PEOPLE WITH THE RIGHT SEATS.

OPEN THE SCHOOLS IN AN EXCELLENT WAY, WHICH IS GREAT AND THEN SOME OTHER THINGS THAT WE'VE BEEN AT WORK ON, OUR MEETING WITH A LOT OF DISTRICT STAFF, DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS WHETHER IT'S MS. THOMPSON'S DEPARTMENT CODE FREE, SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL LEARNING SPECIAL HEAD WITH MS. PARIS TUAN, JUST TALKING TO ALL THE MOVING PARTS THAT WE HAVE TO PLAN TO SCHOOL.

THOSE HAVE BEEN REALLY PRODUCTIVE, REALLY EXCITING TO COLLABORATE WITH EVERYONE ON THAT AND YOU'LL ALSO SEE ON HERE, ANOTHER EXCITING PART IS THE ADVICE WE'VE BEEN GIVEN ON OPENING TWO BRAND NEW HIGH SCHOOLS IS YOU WANT THAT TO BE AN EXPERIENCE.

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YOU WANT THAT TO BE THIS POSITIVE EXPERIENCE THAT YOU GET AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE TO BE A PART.

WE'RE INVOLVING A TON OF PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY, STUDENTS, PARENTS, COMMUNITY MEMBERS, AND OUR SPIRIT COMMITTEES.

WE'RE STARTING SOME CONVERSATIONS.

THERAPY TSL ORGANIZATIONS WILL SEE UP HERE TOO.

WE'VE STARTED GOING TO THE DIFFERENT SCHOOLS AND DOING MEET AND GREETS WITH THE STAFF AND ALL THREE HIGH SCHOOLS AND ALSO SOME STUDENTS MEET AND GREETS THAT ACTUALLY START THIS WEEK.

I'M JUST GETTING TO KNOW PEOPLE AND GETTING ALL THOSE VOICES ON BOARD AND JUST BUILDING UP POSITIVE [INAUDIBLE] SO THAT'S BEEN REALLY EXCITING SO FAR WE'VE GOTTEN A LOT OF POSITIVE FEEDBACK.

LOTS OF PEOPLE REACHING OUT THEY WANT TO BE A APART.

LET ME SIGN UP AND JOIN THIS TEAM.

>> [INAUDIBLE] VISITED HERSHEY HIGH SCHOOL AND WE BROUGHT COOKIE TRAYS, WE ARE STATIONED IN THE LIBRARY.

WE MEET THE STAFF, THEY COME BY VOLUNTARILY AND JUST INTRODUCE THEMSELVES AND IT'S JUST WHAT WE SAID, A MEET AND GREET DURING THEIR LUNCH AND THEY WERE VERY APPRECIATIVE TO HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY.

I THINK IT WAS GREAT FOR US, THE MAGNITUDE, THE FACE AND THEN I WENT OVER TO RIDER HIGH SCHOOL, DID THE SAME THING.

IT WAS SO CRAZY THAT TEACHER SAID, I FEEL LIKE I'M IN LOTS OF MEET SANTA CLAUS [LAUGHTER]. WEIRD TO ME TOO.

I WAS, WOW, THIS FIRST [OVERLAPPING] HOUR-AND-A-HALF, IT WAS A STRAIGHT LINE OF PEOPLE.

THEY'RE REALLY ANXIOUS AND EXCITED AND JUST WANTED TO HEAR YOUR IDEAS ABOUT THE SCHOOLS AND THEN DR. BLAIRE IS COMING TO WICHITA FALLS HIGH SCHOOL TOMORROW TO DO THE SAME ON OUR CAMPUS AND THEN THURSDAY WE'LL HAVE OUR FIRST MEET GROUP OF STUDENTS AT HERSHEY HIGH SCHOOL AND MS. THOMAS HAS GOT A STICKER SINGING IT OUT TO THE STUDENTS, LEGACY, AND MEMORIAL STICKERS.

WE'LL VISIT THE CAFETERIA AND JUST INTRODUCE OURSELVES TO THE STUDENTS ABOUT STICKERS AND THEN WE'LL DO THE SAME THING ON HIS CAMPUS AND WICHITA FALLS HIGH SCHOOL.

THEN I KNOW I'VE ONLY HAD THE ONE STEERING COMMITTEE MEETINGS SO FAR.

WE HAVE OUR NEXT ONE MONDAY NIGHT.

I HAD A GREAT TURNOUT FOR THE FIRST ONE AND SINCE THEN I THINK RIGHT NOW I HAVE 36 MEMBERS SIGNED UP AND I GET EMAILS EVERY DAY, PEOPLE WANTING TO BE ON THE COMMITTEE.

BUT I'VE HAD A LOT OF GREAT FEEDBACK.

I HAD ONE PARENT EMAIL ME AND SAY MY DAUGHTER IS GOING TO BE A SENIOR AT MEMORIAL AND SHE WAS NOT LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.

SHE WAS REALLY UPSET ABOUT THE SCHOOLS CLOSING AND AFTER THE SPIRIT COMMITTEE MEETING SHE HASN'T STOPPED TALKING ABOUT IT.

THESE ARE REALLY EXCITED AND SO THAT'S OUR GOAL, IS TO BUILD THAT EXCITEMENT WITH THE KIDS, THE PARENTS, THE COMMUNITY AND SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE HOPING TO ACCOMPLISH FROM NOW UNTIL THE SCHOOLS OPEN.

>> CAN YOU GIVE US AN IDEA OF WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT AT THE SPIRIT COMMITTEE MEETINGS?

>> YES, SIR. AT OUR FIRST ONE, I JUST INTRODUCED MYSELF.

I GAVE THE VISION THAT DR. BLAIRE AND I HAVE FOR THE NEW HIGH SCHOOLS JUST ABOUT MAKING EVERY STUDENT AND WATCH THEM.

THEY ARE SEEN, HEARD, AND LOVED, FEEL AT HOME, SEE FAMILIAR FACES, EXCITED ABOUT SCHOOL.

WE TALKED ABOUT OUR VISION FOR THE CAMPUS AND THEN WE GAVE AN UPDATE.

MS. THOMAS REALLY DID SHE'S SAYING THAT BUILDING PROBABLY MORE THAN ANY OTHERS.

SHE REALLY HELPED WITH THAT AND WE SHOULD HAVE ALL THE PICTURES FROM THAT YOU'VE SEEN AND THE AERIAL VIEW, THE VIDEO, ALL OF THAT.

WE SHOWED THAT ON THE CAMPUS AND THEN WE TALKED ABOUT APPAREL WHERE THEY CAN FIND THEIR MEMORIAL AND LEGACY APPAREL.

WE TALKED ABOUT STAFFING.

I HAD PICTURES OF THE NEW PRINCIPLES, THE NEW COUNSELORS.

THEN WE TALKED ABOUT REPRESENTATION, HOW WE WANT REPRESENTATION FROM ALL THREE CAMPUSES ON THESE COMMITTEES AND IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO US.

I HAD PEOPLE SAYING THAT THEY WERE FROM OLD HOT.

I HAD BEEN STANDING THEY WERE FROM RIDER AND SEEING IF THEY WERE FROM HERSHEY.

I HAD ONE PARENT SIGNED UP FROM HERSHEY, BUT THEY WEREN'T THERE THE FIRST MEETING, SO WE HAD NO REPRESENTATION FROM HERSHEY FOR OUR FIRST COMMITTEE MEETING.

THAT WAS REALLY IMPORTANT AS A COMMITTEE THAT OUR HERSHEY STUDENTS AND ALUMNI HAVE A VOICE IN THE MEMORIAL AND SO THEIR HOMEWORK WAS TO FIND SOME REPRESENTATION FOR OUR NEXT MEETING.

THEN WE TALKED ABOUT WHAT TRADITIONS AND THEY VALUE AND ARE IMPORTANT TO THEM AND THE HIGH SCHOOLS NOW, AND DR. LEE WAS THERE FOR A LITTLE WHILE AND WE HAD SOME GREAT FEEDBACK.

THEY WERE WE WANT TO INCORPORATE TRADITION FROM ALL THREE HIGH SCHOOLS.

I THINK THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT.

WE CAN CALL THEM SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

BUT THEY HAVE THE BONFIRE AT HERSHEY.

THEY HAVE BERKELEY BREAKFAST AT WICHITA FALLS HIGH SCHOOL AND THEY JUST TALKED ABOUT ALL THE NEAT THINGS THAT ALL THREE HOSPITALS DO AND HOW IMPORTANT IT

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IS TO CARRY ON THOSE TRADITIONS AND JUST CALL THEM SOMETHING ELSE.

THEN THEY GOT REALLY EXCITED AND SAID, CAN WE HAVE A REAL HOMECOMING WITH THE HOMECOMING COURT, AND KING AND QUEEN AT HALFTIME, AND A PARADE, AND CAN LEGACY HAVE THEIR HOMECOMING THE SAME WEEK? WE CAN CALL IT RIVALRY WEEK AND HAVE OUR GRADE VEGAS SOCIAL LOCATION IN UNITY FOR THE COMMUNITY, AND PROCREATE TOGETHER AND MAYBE HAVING DOWNTOWN.

THEY WERE REALLY COMMITTED WITH SOME REALLY GREAT IDEAS AND I SAID, I'M NOT TRYING TO BE NEGATIVE, BUT HOMECOMING NOBODY'S GRADUATED FROM MEMORIAL.

PEOPLE ARE GOING TO QUESTION WHAT ARE THEY COMING HOME TO, AND THEY'RE, OH NO, BUT PEOPLE COME FOR REUNIONS EVERY YEAR AND THEY'RE COMING HOME TO WICHITA FALLS AND MY FATHER LEASES, WE ARE WFISD.

THIS WOULD REALLY DO NOT BOTH SCHOOLS AND THEY'RE COMING HOME FROM WICHITA FALLS.

WHETHER IT'S MEMORIAL OR LEGACY, IF YOU DO IT THAT SAME WEEK AND DO IT TOGETHER, IT'S A HOMECOMING.

THEY HAD A LOT OF REALLY GREAT IDEAS.

>> THAT'S GOOD.

>> I CAN'T SPEAK FOR HIS, BUT WE WERE ALL REALLY EXCITED AT.

>> REALLY SIMILAR JUST IDENTIFYING THOSE THINGS THAT THEY WANT TO SEE EXPERIENCED THE SCHOOLS.

>> IT'S EXCITING BECAUSE THEY'RE COMING OUT OF THOSE MEETINGS CHARGED UP.

>> WE ACTUALLY STARTED THE PROCESS LAST YEAR AND BEFORE THE PRINCIPLES WERE NAMED, WE HAD A LARGE GROUP AND SO WE TOOK THAT LARGE GROUP AND SPLIT THEM INTO THE TWO, THERE ARE TWO SCHOOLS NOW AND THEN ADDED TO.

IT'S BEEN REALLY GOOD TO SEE SOME OF THOSE STUDENTS WHO WERE PART OF IT LAST YEAR, BRINGING ON THEIR FRIENDS.

NOW, WE'RE GETTING MORE INTO THE DETAILS.

IT IS GOOD BECAUSE THOSE STUDENTS ARE BRINGING UP THINGS THAT WE DIDN'T NECESSARILY THINK ABOUT LIKE CLASS OFFICERS AND THEY MENTIONED, CAN WE INSTEAD OF HAVING, WE HAVE PRESIDENT, CAN WE HAVE A CO-PRESIDENTS SO THAT IF YOU'VE BEEN IN CLASS OFFICER FOR THREE YEARS, YOU DON'T GO TO THE NEW SCHOOL AND NOBODY KNOWS WHO'S WHO TO VOTE AND WE'RE WELL, THAT'S GREAT IDEA.

IT'S STUFF LIKE THAT THAT THEY'VE STARTED BRINGING TO THE TABLE THAT WE'RE TAKING NOTES ON.

I HAVE A FEELING AS WE CONTINUE, WE'LL JUST GET MORE AND MORE FEEDBACK AND EXCITEMENT.

THE SAME WAY I GET PEOPLE REACHING OUT ALL THE TIME.

WE WOULDN'T BE PART OF THIS AND SO THAT'S WHAT WE WANT.

WE WANT THE WHOLE COMMUNITY TO BE EXCITED ABOUT IT.

STUDENTS, ESPECIALLY TO BE EXCITED AND FEEL LIKE THEIR VOICES BE HEARD AND WE WANT ALL STUDENTS REPRESENTED IN NOT JUST THE OUTSPOKEN WISE THEY WANT TO HEAR FROM EVERYONE.

>> OBVIOUSLY I KNOW THIS IS EXHAUSTING BECAUSE IT EVEN AT THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL, READY FOR SCHOOL.

KUDOS TO YOU GUYS BECAUSE THIS IS GOING TO PAY HUGE DIVIDENDS DOWN THE ROAD.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> THE SPIRIT MEETINGS BLOCK OUR PEP RALLY [INAUDIBLE] WHERE WE SIT AND TALK.

CAN YOU IMAGINE WHEN WE WALK INTO THIS BUILDING AND ALL OF THIS JUST COMES TO LIKE THE STAFF THAT YOU'VE CREATED AND IT'S EXCITING.

>> IT'S VERY EXCITING.

>> I APPRECIATE YOUR INTENTIONALITY THE WAY YOU'RE APPROACHING IT.

I PLAY, I'M SURE YOU'RE PART OF THAT.

BUT JUST TO HAVE A MIND AND INTENTIONALLY WALK THAT PATH TO GET THERE.

I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE IST LISTEN TO THESE MEETINGS, BUT PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD THAT THIS IS NOT A LOCKED GAME.

WE WANT YOU TO COME JOIN US FROM THE PUBLIC AND PARENTS AND TEACHERS JOIN US AND THIS IS GOING TO BE A REAL TRANSFORMATIVE DAY IN WICHITA FALLS, AND ONE THAT WE SHOULD ALL BE EXCITED AND PROUD ABOUT.

WE APPRECIATE YOU GUYS LEADING THE CHARGE.

>> THANK YOU, AND I KNOW DR. BLAIRE AND I ARE HONORED AGAINST THE LATE CHARGE. THANK YOU.

>> [BACKGROUND]

>> DR. GRIFFINS GOING TO TALK ABOUT HARRELL STATUS. [INAUDIBLE]

[VIII. DISTRICT SERVICES AND OPERATIONS]

>> HELLO [LAUGHTER].

SO WHAT DO YOU TALK ABOUT HARRELL.

SO LAST LAST MONTH, WE DIDN'T HAVE THE ACTUAL CASH VALUE.

WE HAVE RECEIVED THE ACTUAL CASH VALUE FOR HARRELL.

NOW WE HAD THAT DISCUSSION OF WHAT THE FUTURE OF HARRELL LOOKS LIKE.

I'M HANDING OUT A LITTLE SHEET HERE FOR YOU TO LOOK AT.

IT GIVES YOU SOME OF THIS INFORMATION BECAUSE IT SAYS, THIS MIGHT BE A GOOD GIFT TO GET LOOK AT IT. I ALREADY SEE IT.

SO AS YOU ALL KNOW, THAT ON AUGUST 10TH, IT WAS PRETTY WELL DAMAGED.

WE HAVE DONE ABATEMENT AND NOW WE'RE TO THE POINT ARE WE KEEPING IT OR ARE WE NOT KEEPING IT? SO THE ACTUAL CASH VALUE WE'RE LOOKING AT ABOUT $3.1 MILLION.

THAT MEANS THAT THAT'S HOW MUCH WE WOULD GET FOR THE BUILDING AS IT IS.

>> FROM INSURANCE.

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>> FROM INSURANCE, CORRECT.

THE INSURANCE. COST OF DEMOLITION, WE'RE LOOKING ABOUT 6-$700,000 AND YOU COULD RANGE.

IT COULD BE LESS THAN THAT, BUT OUR HIGHEST WE'VE SEEN SO FAR, IT'S BEEN $700,000.

SO YOU TAKE THAT ON. IF YOU WANT TO REBUILD IT, YOU LOOK 5-$6 MILLION.

SO THAT MEANS THAT YOU PROBABLY HAVE TO GO INTO YOUR FUNDS TO PAY FOR THAT, THAT'S ME YOU WANT TO DO.

THERE'S MOLD HAS BEEN DETECTED, SO IT HASN'T BEEN REMEDIATED.

WE HAVE ADA CODING UPGRADES, SO THAT WAS BUILT HE COULDN'T GET A WHEELCHAIR INTO A RESTAURANT.

YOU HAVE STRUCTURAL UPGRADES ALL OVER THE PLACE, ELECTRICAL, MECHANICAL CODING UPGRADES, PLUMBING UPGRADES, EVERYTHING THAT WAS DONE BACK IN 1960S, YOU GOT TO INCREASE THAT UPGRADE.

INSURANCE ONLY PAY FOR A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF 10%, I WANT TO SAY.

>> TEN PERCENTAGE OF WHAT?

>> THE CODING UPGRADES, SO SAY COST 3 MILLION, THEY ONLY COVER 10%.

YOU HAVE TO EAT THE REST OF THE COSTS.

>> THAT WOULD BE INCLUDED IN THIS 5-$6 MILLION [OVERLAPPING]

>> YES.

>> SO AN ADDITIONAL.

>> YES. THERE COULD BE OTHER COSTS WITH THAT.

SO THERE WE START TALKING ABOUT OKAY. WE DEMOLISH IT.

LET'S JUST GET RID OF THE BUILDING AND MY COST US THIS MUCH WE GIVE TO THE FUND AND THEN WE KNOW THAT HERSHEY MIDDLE SCHOOL, DO NEED SOME RENOVATIONS, WE STARTED DOING WALKTHROUGHS OVER THERE.

THIS CAN HELP PAY FOR JUST REALLY GETTING HERSHEY MIDDLE SCHOOL A REALLY NICE PLACE WHERE BEFORE I'M TALKING ABOUT, LET'S JUST PUT SOME PAINT, WILL PUT SOME CEILING TILES.

NOW WE CAN LOOK AT ROOFING.

ANOTHER MR. JOHNSON WALKED THEM IN BUCKETS AND THE ROOF WAS LEAKING, AND WE'RE LIKE, WELL, THAT WAS FROM A TENSE STORM.

WELL, NO, IT'S NOT FROM A TENSE STORM, IT'S FROM A DIFFERENT AREA.

THE ROOFING NEEDS TO BE FIXED AND THAT'S GOING TO BE EXPENSIVE.

WE WENT TO THE BAND HALL. IT'S A BAND HALL.

THEY COULD BE SO MUCH MORE WHEN IT CURRENTLY LOOKS LIKE.

WE DID GET THAT BECAUSE WE DIDN'T WANT THE KIDS WHEN THEY GET THERE, THEY WANT TO EXPERIENCE SOMETHING NEW AND WE KEEP ON TALKING ABOUT THAT.

THESE KIDS DESERVE SOMETHING REALLY, REALLY COOL AND WE HAVE AUDITING TO DO THAT, BUT WHAT HOLD US BACK IS THE FUNDING.

SO NOW WE HAVE POSSIBLE FUNDING TO HELP OUT WITH THAT.

AS YOU HEARD EARLIER FROM MR. FAME, WE HAVE ROOFING ISSUES ON OTHER CAMPUSES.

THIS FUNDING COULD HELP WITH THAT.

A-CHECK SYSTEM. SO ALWAYS CONSTANT COSTS.

WE HAVE LEGACY ROAD, WHICH IS NOTHING MAJOR COSTS THAT'S COMING FORWARD THAT THIS COULD HELP COUGH, COVER THAT COST AS WELL AND ANY UNFORESEEN COSTS WITH FACILITIES.

SO THIS IS ONE LESS ABILITY TO MAINTAIN.

WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT CONSOLIDATION TO CLOSURES.

OUR GOAL IS TO REDUCE THE FOOTPRINT AND TO MAINTAIN SOME BUILDINGS THAT WE MAY NOT USE.

THEN WE COULD SELL THE LAND OR JUST KEEP IT, DEMOLISH IT AND KEEP IT FOR POSSIBLE ANOTHER SCHOOL LATER ON WILL BE ON HOW TO LOOK FOR THE LAND.

THIS COST US ARE BONDING MOMENT AND A LITTLE BIT OF INSURANCE, BUT LEAST YOU DON'T HAVE FACILITY.

THAT THING THAT WE THINK ABOUT, WE WERE VERY LUCKY AND FORTUNATE THAT WE STILL HAVE FERRIS AVAILABLE THERE.

WE HAVE A SPHERE OF BUILDING, RIGHT?

>> YES.

>> WE'RE GOING TO HAVE CURVY AS THIS VARIABILITY NEXT YEAR.

WE'RE NOT DOING ANYTHING WITH THAT YET.

SO THAT'S STILL AVAILABLE.

THEN OF COURSE, WHEN WE DO THE NEW HIGH SCHOOLS OR HAVE THOSE FACILITIES AVAILABLE AS WELL.

BUT WE DO KNOW THAT COME '24, '25, WHERE WE HAVE TO GO TO WRITER AND WISH THE WHOLE HIGH SCHOOL AND DO SOME INNOVATIONS THERE AS WELL.

SO OUR RECOMMENDATION IS TO GO AHEAD AND DEMOLISH HARRELL AND KEEP THE FUNDS AND USE IT FOR MAJOR INNOVATIONS DISTRICT THAT'S GOING TO OUR FINANCE.

>> [INAUDIBLE].

>> WE DID IT COST US QUITE A BIT TO DO SOME ASBESTOS ABATEMENT.

WE'RE [INAUDIBLE] SOME GUESTS.

A LOT OF THINGS WERE POOR SO WE'VE DISCOVERED ANOTHER THING ABOUT POOR IS LIKE THIS DESK WOULD HAVE BEEN OKAY, BUT THESE CHAIRS WOULD'VE BEEN TRASHED.

SO REALLY TRASH A LOT OF THINGS BECAUSE COST OF THIS PEN IS LESS THAN IT WOULD BE ABANDON.

SO WE HAD TO MAKE SOME DIFFICULT DECISIONS.

>> SURE.

>> BUT WE'RE PRETTY MUCH DONE ALL THAT AND WE GOING TO KEEP IT WHEN WE COULD.

>> FORTUNATELY, I DON'T HAVE MUCH EXPERIENCE IN THIS.

BUT WE HAVE DEDUCTIBLE LIKE YES, ON THIS.

WHAT DOES THIS 31 AFTER [OVERLAPPING].

>> TO SPEAK ON THIS IS WE PAY THE DEDUCTABLE OUT OF OUR FUNDS ALREADY.

SO THIS ISN'T GOING TO BE A THREE MILLION PLUS THE ONE MILLION DOLLAR DEDUCTIBLE.

>> OR MINUS 400.

>> OKAY.

>> YOU MAY ALSO MAKE A COMMENT.

>> I HAVE SOME THOUGHTS ON THAT, AND I'M SURE DR. LEE SO IT'S NOT A SURPRISE.

BUT I HAVE A CONCERN ABOUT TEARING THIS DOWN.

BUT I THINK WE HAVE OTHER BUILDINGS AND OUR DISTRICT THAT WE SHOULD UNLOAD FIRST AND FAST.

I HATE TO VOTE TO TEAR SOMETHING DOWN, BUT I'M NOT OPPOSED TO BEING OUTMODED, SO I'M NOT TRYING TO SELL YOU, BUT I HATE TO TEAR IT DOWN WHEN WE DON'T HAVE A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN AND REALLY HOLD OUR FEET TO THE FIREWORK DATES TO SELL VARIOUS BUILDINGS.

LAMAR AS I UNDERSTAND, IT NEEDS A NEW ROOF,

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NEW FOUNDATION, AND IT'S NOT A GYM.

BUT IT COULD PROBABLY SELL FOR FOLKS, MOST LIKELY BE A GOOD USE OUT THERE FOR THAT IN A NEIGHBORHOOD SETTING.

SAM HOUSTON, IT'S VIRTUALLY INEXPENSIVE STORAGE UNIT AND IT WAS BUILT ACCORDING TO THE TAX OFFICE IN 1913 VERSUS THIS BEING BUILT IN 1951.

SO THIS IS RELATIVELY CENTRALLY LOCATED IN TERMS OF THE CITY.

IT'S NOT NECESSARILY SURROUNDED BY NEIGHBORHOOD, BUT IT'S CERTAINLY GOT ARTERIES TO VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN TOWN, AND I SEE IT AS IF WE HAVE TO SPEND FIVE MILLION DOLLARS TO RENOVATE IT, THEN FIVE MILLION DOLLAR TO BERWICK SPENT TWO MILLION DOLLARS.

BECAUSE WE GET THREE TO HAVE AN UPDATED, PRETTY NICE ELEMENTARIES ARE BUILDING IN A CENTRALLY LOCATED PART OF TOWN.

I KNOW IT'S SO ENTICING TO SAY, I CAN GO BUY THIS OR I COULD GO BY THAT.

WELL, WE CAN PAY FOR THIS.

BUT I THINK TO MAKE THE DECISION TO TEAR IT DOWN WITHOUT A COMPREHENSIVE PLAN, IS THIS THE BEST ONE TO TEAR DOWN AND GET RID OF OR IS IT TIME TO SAY, WE NEED TO SELL THEM MORE, WE NEED TO SELL SAM HOUSTON? ULTIMATELY KIRBY IS NOT A GREAT BUILDING, OR DO WE MAKE KIRBY NICE AND PUT [INAUDIBLE] THERE? I MEAN, HAVE A REAL CLIENT ON THESE OTHER BUILDINGS THAT ARE ON OUR INVENTORY NOW.

>> SO WE ARE STARTED, YOU'VE GOT THE LAMAR TAKEN FOR PARTS.

SO WE'RE NOT SPENDING THEIR MONEY ON OTHER PIECES OF PARTS OR EVEN WORKING A LITTLE BIT AT SAY TO SOME FUNNY SAM HOUSTON, WE ACTUALLY HAD AN IDEA OF MOVING.

BECAUSE HERSHEY THERE'S A WHOLE AUTO FROM THE OLD CTA DAYS OR AUTO GARAGE DOOR, GARAGE AREA AND WE'VE ALREADY STARTED THAT PROCESS OF USING THAT AS OUR NEW SAM HOUSTON FOR STORAGE.

SO THAT WILL FREE UP SAM HOUSTON FOR US TO GET RID OF SAM HOUSTON, SO WE'RE ALREADY ON THAT PROCESS AS WELL.

SO IS LAMAR, AND SAM HOUSTON, WE HAVE ALREADY STARTED WORKING ON BIDS ON THE LANDS THAT YOU GUYS APPROVED US EARLY IN THE SUMMER TO GET RID OF.

>> WHICH ONE?

>> THE LOTS.

>> THE LOTS. [INAUDIBLE] WE'RE ALREADY STARTED MOVING ON THAT, THIS IS JUST AN OPPORTUNITY BECAUSE HARRELL HAS BEEN SITTING THERE.

WE TRY TO GET RID OF HARRELL A FEW YEARS AGO AND BECAUSE BETWEEN THE DENVER PROPERTY AND THE HARRELL FAMILIES THAT WELL, WE DON'T WANT IT ANYWAYS, SO I'M GOING TO KEEP IT.

SO WE'VE GOT RID OF DENVER, MOVED OVER TO HARRELL.

NOW WE JUST HAVE TO FEEL LIKE WE HAVEN'T HAD AN OPPORTUNITY HERE TO TAKE THESE FUNDINGS.

WE KEEP IT BECAUSE IF YOU REBUILD IT, THAT'S A SMALL LITTLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND YOU STILL HAVE TO DO A LOT TO IT TO MAKE IT INTO A [OVERLAPPING].

>> WILL IT BE ABOUT TO 40,000 SQUARE FEET? HARRELL.

>> TWO HALLWAYS.

[OVERLAPPING]

>> IT IS SQUARE FOOT BUT NOW IT'S DESIGNED TO AS ALREADY CLASSROOMS.

>> BUT I THINK OUR DISTRICT IS IN NEED OF AN ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL OR OTHER POSSIBILITIES FOR SPECIAL GROUPS POSSIBLY TO USE IT.

I PERSONALLY THINK WE NEED A BIGGER VISION AND SAY, THIS IS SELLING, THIS IS SELLING.

MAYBE IT IS THAT WE SAY THIS IS TEARING DOWN, BUT WHAT ARE OUR OTHER CHOICES? IS IT KIRBY? WE'LL BE LEFT WITH KIRBY.

>> IT COULD BE. [OVERLAPPING] MS. HORTON BROUGHT THIS UP EARLIER ABOUT THERE'S SOME ROOFING ISSUES OF CAMPUSES THAT WE'RE TRYING TO HOLD BACK ON AND EITHER SOME BACTERIA ALSO THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT RENOVATED, BUT WE'D LIKE OKAY, WE NEED TO HAVE A DISCUSSION ABOUT THE ATTENDANCE ZONES, WHICH SCHOOL AND WE WERE FINALLY GOING TO CONSOLIDATE A REALLY REVISE THAT PLAN OR STICK WITH THAT PLAN.

BECAUSE THIS WAS UNEXPECTED.

THIS WAS NEVER ANYTHING THAT WAS ON OUR BOOKS.

BUT NOW THAT WE HAVE THAT, BASICALLY WE SWITCHED OUT PARALLEL FOR FAILURES.

>> BUT LET'S TALK ABOUT THE LONG-TERM OVERALL PLAN, WHICH WAS TO REDUCE OUR FOOTPRINT.

LET'S REWIND 16 MONTHS AGO AND THE CHARGE TO ME WAS, WE HAVE TOO MANY BUILDINGS, WAY TOO MANY BUILDINGS FOR 13,000 KIDS.

WE HAVE 26 BUILDINGS.

A LOT OF THOSE BUILDINGS INITIALLY WERE NOT OCCUPIED VERY WELL.

FOR EXAMPLE, BURGESS, WHEN WE WERE DOING, WE HAD ABOUT 275 KIDS.

WELL, THE PLAN WAS TO MERGE SOME CAMPUSES AND ALBERTA SAYS STOP WRITING ABOUT FULL CAPACITY.

IF WE FAST FORWARD AND WE'D LOOK TWO YEARS AHEAD, WE'RE LOOKING AT ANOTHER MERGE WITH SMELL AND MYSTERIES THAT ARE GOING TO GO INTO SOME MIDDLE SCHOOLS, WHICH IS GOING TO OPEN UP TO MORE BUILDINGS.

IF OUR PLAN IS TO REDUCE OUR FOOTPRINT, TO REDUCE COSTS AS WE'RE SHRINKING, BECAUSE WE ARE SHRINKING.

WE HAD 13,250 KIDS 14 MONTHS AGO.

WE'RE DOWN TO 12,800 STUDENTS.

AS WE SHRINK WITH KIDS,

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IT MAKES SENSE TO CONSOLIDATE OUR BUILDINGS, REDUCE OPERATING COSTS WHEN WE DON'T NEED THOSE BUILDINGS.

NOW TO GET YOUR POINT, AND THERE COULD BE AN ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL, BUT MY RECOMMENDATION WOULD BE TO LOOK AT ONE OF THE OTHER FIVE BUILDINGS MAY NOT BE KIRBY, MAY NOT BE SAM HOUSTON, MAY NOT BE LAMAR, BUT IT COULD VERY EASILY BE TWO OF THE OTHER ELEMENTARY IS THAT WE WILL HAVE, IF WE CONSOLIDATE, T.

>> THAT WOULD BE TWO YEARS FROM NOW.

>> THAT'S RIGHT. THAT'LL BE TWO YEARS, WHICH I DON'T SEE A PLAN INTO PLACE FOR AN ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL NEXT YEAR.

>> I THINK, WHICH WE CAN TALK ABOUT IT.

>> WE CAN TALK ABOUT IT AND THEN THEY COMPARE IT OUT RIGHT THERE.

>> BUT IT'S DOABLE. BUT THE PART THAT IS HARD, YOU SAY, WELL WE COULD USE LAMAR OR WE CAN USE KIRBY OR WHATEVER BUILDING, WHATEVER NEED WE HAVE.

BUT YOU STILL DON'T GET AN UPDATED BUILDING.

YOU'RE STILL GOING TO HAVE AN OLD BUILDING, THAT THING YOU HAVE TO GO IN AND UPDATE.

WHEREAS THIS IN THEORY, YOU COULD HAVE A RELATIVELY NEW BUILDING FOR $5 MILLION, AND IF WE'RE BUILDING $150 MILLION HIGH SCHOOL, WE KNOW YOU DON'T GET A NEW BUILDING FOR $5 MILLION.

>> THAT DOES INCLUDE THE CONTENTS.

>> [OVERLAPPING] AND STUFF AT LAMAR OR MAY BE USING THOSE CONTENTS ANYWAY, THOSE SCHOOLS I THINK WE DON'T HAVE ALL THE DATA AND DECIDE TEAR IT DOWN AND THAT DECISION IS MADE, AND I THINK THERE'S $3 MILLION GIFT IS JUST THE SHINY DURHAM OUT THERE THAT NOT LETTING US STOP AND EVALUATE, AND SO WE'RE NOT HEARING I HADN'T HEARD ANYTHING ABOUT SAM HOUSTON, SO THAT'S NEW NEWS.

BUT I THINK WE SHOULD GET BEHIND AND GET IT DONE, AND I KNOW THERE HAS BEEN SOME SENSE WE SHOULD SAVE SAM HOUSTON FOR THE LAND, BUT I DON'T THINK IT'S LIKELY THAT WE WOULD PROBABLY BUILD A SCHOOL THERE.

THAT MIGHT BE AN OPTION.

BUT EVEN IF WE GET RID OF ST. HOUSTON, YOU ALL BECAUSE WE JUST HAVE THREE NIGHTS.

JIM, OVER THERE. BUT YOU STILL HAD THE LAND THERE.

YOU GO ONTO LAND AT PARALLEL UNTIL YOU COME UP WITH, WE NEED REBUILT BECAUSE EVEN HAROLD, THERE'S NOT MANY CLASSROOMS IN THERE.

I'M JUST GOING DOWN TO THE TWO HALLWAYS.

SO YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BE PUTTING IN I DON'T THINK YOU'LL BE PUTTING IN 200 KIDS, AND I COULD BE WRONG.

THERE'S A PRETTY SMALL FOOTPRINT.

IF YOU ADD ON, THEN YOU ADD IT ONTO MORE THAN THE PRICE IS $20.

IT'S GOING TO TAKE MONTHS FOR A STRUCTURAL ENGINEER TO COME AND TO SEE HOW VIABLE IT IS EXACTLY THE EXTRA COST.

LET ME CUT IN THE VAGUE AND HALF.

I LIKED THE IDEA, BUT AT LEAST YOU HAVE THE LAND THERE BECAUSE THAT'S GOING TO BE A MAIN THOROUGHFARE FOR KIDS, GOING TO LEGACY AWARD FOR SURE.

THAT'S GOING TO BE HEAVY AREA THERE.

>> BUT HOW MUCH WOULD IT TAKE TO BUILD A NEW SCHOOL? THAT WOULD TAKE 15 MILLION, 20 MILLION.

TO GET A RELATIVELY NEW SCHOOL FOR 2 MILLION IS WHAT I SEE.

WHY DIDN'T SOMEBODY ELSE CHIME IN?

>> BECAUSE I THINK WE'LL GET A RELATIVELY NEW SCHOOL, BUT WE CANNOT PUT THE KIDS [OVERLAPPING].

>> ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL, SOME OTHER SCHOOL, THEN WE DIDN'T HAVE TO BE SO FORTH.

>> IF WE'RE ON THE ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL, THAT'S THE ANGLE.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A LOT TO WEIGH MORE ROOM THAN WE NEED AT HERSHEY AND OTHER AREAS THAT WE CAN ALWAYS IF THAT'S THE PLAN AND THAT'S THE HICCUP.

>> MORE ROOM AT HERSHEY TO PUT THEY'LL TURN ON.

>> WE'RE GOING TO HAVE SO MUCH ROOM IN THERE.

WE'RE SITTING THERE GOING TO SO MANY TOURS THAT WE DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT TO DO, AND HALF OF THAT BUILDING YET.

THAT BUILDING OCCUPIES OVER 900, 400 KIDS IN THERE.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TONS OF ROOM.

THE OTHER ISSUE THAT WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT IS WHAT IS THAT $3 MILLION IS GOING TO COME FROM TO FIX UP WORSE THAN OTHERS, $3 MILLION AS OUR ACB, IT'S GOING TO FACTOR IN 6 MILLION AND AT LEAST TO REBUILD IT, WHERE ARE WE GOING TO GO THROUGH THE 3 MILLION? THAT'S THE ISSUE. WE WANT TO TAKE IT OUT OF THE FUND BALANCE.

>> THEY HAVE TO COME OUT.

>> THAT'S IT. YEAH, AND THEN THE OPERATING EXPENSES YEAR OVER YEAR [OVERLAPPING].

>> EVEN NEED FOR HERSHEY'S OF THE REROUTE. INTERESTING, ISN'T IT?

>> THAT'S THE ISSUE. EXPENSIVE COST.

>> IS SPINNING ON MONEY-WISE.

IF YOU CAN USE THIS MONEY OR TYPE OF THINGS HAPPENING ALL AT.

>> ONE TIME SHOT.

>> AND HIT THAT ONE TIME SHOT AND WE USE IT FOR OTHER THINGS AND GET OUR OTHER BUILDINGS AT THE END.

I AGREE WITH THAT'S THE IMPORTANT THING TO DO.

I THINK THAT IT SHOULD BE DEMOLISHED IN KEEP THE LAND IF YOU WANTED TO.

BUT FOR RIGHT NOW,

[02:15:01]

I THINK WE HAD ALTERNATIVES, OR AN ALTERNATIVE CANVAS.

WE HAVE HEART-SHAPED, WE HAVE TWO ELEMENTARIES STILL CALL IT THE CLOSING WILL HAVE BOTH OF THOSE AS AN ALTERNATIVE FOR ALTERNATIVE KIDS CASES, THINGS LIKE THAT AND, I JUST THINK THAT AT THIS POINT WE SHOULD BE JUST LOOKING AT YOUR [INAUDIBLE].

IN CURRENTLY [OVERLAPPING].

>> I'D SAY THAT REPAIRS ON OTHER THINGS, BUT DARWIN REALLY LIKES FERRIS, AN ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL.

TODAY ON THE COST, AND HOW MUCH TIME YOU HAVE SAVINGS.

YOU HAVE A WHOLE WEEK ON THAT.

WE DON'T NEED A SPECIFIC ISSUE.

THEY'RE PROBABLY FIX THAT INNOVATED? CORRECT, AND THEN GET HOLD OF THE WEEK. ROWS, ARE WE GOOD AT?

>> [OVERLAPPING] THERE'S AN ACT TO CREATE ALL THESE ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL.

>> IS TO GET RID OF THEM.

[LAUGHTER]

>> THERE'S NO MONEY COMING.

THAT SIZE IS NOT LARGE ENOUGH TO REALLY BUILD A LARGE ENOUGH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR WHAT WE THINK THE FUTURE IS.

NOW WE WANT TO STYLE OUR IDEAL OR EVEN IF IT WAS, WE DON'T HAVE TO DO IT.

WE DO HAVE AN IMMEDIATELY AND WE KNOW WE'RE GOING TO KEEP OUR SHEET AND WE'RE NEVER GOING TO UTILIZE IT FOR SCHOOL.

YEAH, AND WE KNOW IT NEEDS WORK.

I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU'RE SAYING.

I'M NOT CRITICIZING WHAT YOU'VE SAID [OVERLAPPING] THAT'S JUST ONE OF THOSE DEALS WHERE WE HAVE AN IMMEDIATE NEED IN WE ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE THE FUNDING TO SUPPLY THAT.

I'M ALL FOR PLANNING, AND I THINK THESE TWO THINGS ARE NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE EITHER.

I THINK ONE AGAINST THIS DISCUSSION ON THE MATTER AND ARE CONTINUING DEVELOPMENT OF A PLAN THAT ALLOWS US TO DEVELOP FEAR, AND THERE'S THAT WHOLE TERM ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN THIS COMMUNITY, WHICH WE'RE GOING TO DESPERATELY NEED ON THE NORTH SIDE [OVERLAPPING].

>> CATHERINE I APPRECIATE THAT THOUGHTFULNESS, THIS STUFF, [INAUDIBLE] I LIKE THIS RECOMMENDATION AND I'M LIKE, LET'S GO FOR IT.

IF YOU ARE NEW LET'S FOLLOW THAT PLAN WITH AN EMAIL, BUT I REALLY APPRECIATE CATHERINE'S WHAT IS DONE AND HEY, BEFORE WE DO THAT, STOP AND THINK ABOUT THIS AND CATHERINE ALWAYS OFFERS THAT TO THE BOARD SO WHERE MY BRAIN WASN'T READY TO STOP AND THINK ABOUT THAT.

I APPRECIATE YOU BRINGING UP THOSE POINTS THEN AS WE MAKE THIS DECISION.

THEN I ALSO GO BACK TO THAT IN YOUR VIEWER AND WHERE WE'VE BEEN AND WHERE WE WANT TO GO AND I'M DEFINITELY PROBABLY LEANING MORE TOWARDS GETTING RID OF IT AND MAKE USE OF THE LAND MAYBE.

>> I THINK THESE TWO THINGS CAN WORK TOGETHER.

I DON'T THINK YOU CAN JUST AIR OF YOUR CHOICE, I THINK THEY CAN WORK TOGETHER.

[OVERLAPPING]

>> WORK TO GET PUT TWO THINGS.

>> THAT'S THE PLAN AND DEVELOPING PLAN IN THE DEMOLITION AND [INAUDIBLE]

>> DO YOU VOTE TO DEMOLISH IT BEFORE YOU HAVE YOUR PLAN?

>> I DO, ABSOLUTELY.

I THINK THEY CAN WORK TOGETHER.

I DON'T THINK DOING ONE CONCLUDES THE SETTING OUT ON THIS SATURDAY.

>> WE DO HAVE A FIVE-YEAR PLAN WHEN YOU ARE FOUR AND WE TWEAK IT EVERY YEAR IF SOMETHING HAPPENS, SOMETHING NEW HAPPENS.

>> WE MAY GET ANOTHER SKILL THERE AND MAKE US CHANGE THE WHOLE THING.

WE DON'T HAVE THE DEMOGRAPHICS [INAUDIBLE] OF THIS TOWN.

>> NO. [LAUGHTER]

>> WE'RE TRYING TO KEEP THINGS FLEXIBLE AND WE'RE NOT GOING THIS IS HOW IT IS, WE UNDERSTAND THINGS HAPPEN, BUT WE HAVE TO PICK WHENEVER NECESSARY.

THIS DO SEEM LIKE AN OPPORTUNE TIME.

WHEN WE WALK PARALLEL AND AGAIN, THEY'VE WALKED AGAIN, PAYING ON A WALK AGAIN NEXT WEEK TO START REALLY FINDING OUT AREAS THAT WE NEED TO WORK ON BECAUSE WE CAN'T DO THIS.

TO DO IT RIGHT, WE CANNOT DO IN THE SUMMERTIME.

WE ARE GOING TO START BEFORE SUMMER AND IDENTIFY WHAT AREAS THAT WE DIDN'T DO IN SUMMER.

THE ROOFING CAN BE DONE EARLIER.

WE'LL START DOING THE ROOFING, CEILING TILES, LIGHTS, PAINTING, THE BAND HALL, THE HUT.

>> YOU SAID [INAUDIBLE]

>> I'M SORRY. [OVERLAPPING]

>> I GOT THIS RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY FACE.

>> HE'S READING HIS MIND AND IT'S GETTING MESSIER.

[OVERLAPPING]

>> MR. JOHNSON, ANY COMMENTS? [LAUGHTER]

>> I WAS HOPING IF WE SPEAK QUIET OVER HERE.

YOU'RE CHALLENGING ME ON YOUR THOUGHT, BECAUSE I CHASED THE SHINY DIAMOND.

I'M ALSO HYPER-AWARE OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.

IT SEEMED THAT WE'VE JUMPED AND THEN WE EVALUATE AND I'M JUST THINKING ABOUT THOSE GENOMES THAT WERE BUILT AT THESE SCHOOLS ONLY TO CLOSE ALAMO JUST [OVERLAPPING] TIME LATER, WE'VE SPENT $1 MILLION OVER THERE.

WE JUMPED AND THEN WE THOUGHT.

BUT MY THOUGHT HAS BEEN ON THIS,

[02:20:05]

WE'VE GOT SO MUCH IMMEDIATE NEEDS IN THE FACILITIES THAT WE KNOW WE'RE GOING TO KEEP.

I DON'T KNOW HOW WE FUND THOSE.

I'VE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO WALK THROUGH HERSHEY AND DR. GRIFFINS SAID, THERE WERE TRASH CANS THROUGH THE HALLS COLLECTING WATER.

>> DO WE HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION NOW? THIS IS A DISCUSSION.

>> THIS IS A DISCUSSION. YOU GUYS HAVE THOUGHT, THIS DISCUSSION TO GIVE DR. LISA GUIDANCE.

I DON'T KNOW IF WE WANT TO PUT IT AS A VOTING OR IS JUST A STRAIGHT UP CONSENSUS.

YOU GUYS ARE GOOD WITH THIS AND THEN WE'LL START MOVING FORWARD.

>> I DON'T WANT TO PUT IT AS A CONSENSUS.

I'LL BE HAPPY THEY BRING IT TO A VOTE.

>> WE BRING IT TO MONDAY.

>> IF YOU WANT TO VOTE ON IT MONDAY, WE CAN VOTE ON MONDAY. [OVERLAPPING]

>> OR GIVE SOMEONE SOME MORE TIME TO THINK ABOUT IT TOO.

>> IT SEEMS TO ME THAT WE SHOULD ADDRESS THE PLAN.

WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT FOUR YEAR PLAN.

I'VE BEEN INVOLVED IN SOME OF THAT, BUT A LOT DOESN'T HAPPEN.

WE TALK A LOT, BUT WE DON'T GET RID OF A LOT AND IT JUST SEEMS TO ME IF WE WOULD HAVE A PLAN THAT WOULD SAY, WE'RE GOING TO GET RID OF ALL THREE OF THESE RIGHT NOW.

WE'LL TEAR ONE DOWN, WE'LL SOLELY UP TWO AND DO IT.

THEN IF THAT'S THE CONSENSUS OR BECAUSE WE'RE SELLING THOSE TWO, WE SHOULD REHAB THIS OR WE SHOULD, I MEAN, IT JUST SEEMS TO TEAR IT DOWN AND THEN MAKE THE PLAN IS LIKE, WHERE DID WE GO? OH, WAIT A MINUTE. THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN PART OF THE PLAN.

I BELIEVE IN NEWER AND FEWER.

I BELIEVE IT IS A SMALL SCHOOL, SO IT'S NONE OF THOSE THINGS.

I'M NOT TRYING TO SAVE IT FOR ANYTHING IN PARTICULAR, EXCEPT IF IT COULD INDEED BE A NEW SCHOOL FOR $5 BILLION WOULD BE THE BARGAIN IN A YEAR.

BUT IF IT'S NOT MANIFEST CONTENT TOO, SO I GUESS WE'LL PUT IT ON THE.

>> MONDAY.

>> AGENDA FOR MONDAY.

IS THAT GOOD WITH YOU ALL? [OVERLAPPING]

>> HIGH SCHOOLS THAT ARE GOING TO BECOME MIDDLE SCHOOLS ARE GOING TO NEED SOMETHING.

>> CORRECT. FOR SURE.

>> THEY'VE ASSUMED A [INAUDIBLE] IF WE'VE GOT BUCKETS FOR WATER I KNOW [INAUDIBLE]

>> BUT WE DO HAVE FUN FUND BALANCE MONEY AND WE DON'T WANT TO SPEND ALL OF OUR SAVINGS.

I'M A BIG PROPONENT OF KEEPING AS MUCH AS WE CAN, BUT WE'RE NO LONGER IN THE FINANCIAL SITUATION WE WERE 18 MONTHS AGO AND SO TO SAY, WE DON'T HAVE MONEY FOR SOME THINGS THAT WE MIGHT HAVE MONEY FOR BUT WE'RE REALLY PRESSED.

THEN I JUST HATE TO TEAR IT DOWN AND COME UP WITH THE PLAN THAT NOBODY SHOULD HAVE KEPT.

BUT LET'S PUT IT UP ON THE DEALER, JUST HAVE A VOTE. [OVERLAPPING]

>> IS THERE ANY MORE INFORMATION YOU'D WANT FROM ME?

>> TYPE THE INSURANCE MONEY THAT CARRIES OUT.

>> THAT'S FINE.

>> I DON'T WANT THIS BILL.

>> DO YOU KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THAT 5 MILLION, LIKE THE SIZE OF SCHOOL THAT WOULD BUILD?

>> I THINK IT'S PRETTY MUCH. [OVERLAPPING]

>> YOU KEEP THE SHELL.

>> IT WOULD JUST BE THE SHELL. [OVERLAPPING] IT'S ABOUT 30 [OVERLAPPING]

>> YOU JUST BUILT THE SHELL BACK UP AND THEY DIDN'T HAVE TO COME UP TO CODE ADA. [OVERLAPPING]

>> THAT'S PRETTY GOOD TOO.

[OVERLAPPING]

>> THAT'S THE DISCUSSION. THANK YOU.

>> WE'RE MOVING ON. THAT WAS DISCUSSION ONLY, SO MRS. HARDAWAY.

[IX. HUMAN RESOURCES]

MRS. HARDAWAY HAS COME FROM THE BEGINNING.

>> NO. I'M BRINGING, HAPPY ON A LIGHTER NOTE.

[BACKGROUND]

>> HAPPY TO BE HERE TODAY.

MISS ADMINISTRATOR RECOMMENDATION THAT LET'S JUMP OFF AND IF IT IS SCHOLARSHIP OR TRUSTEES REVIEWS THE EMPLOYEE RESIGNATIONS AND RETIREMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED SINCE THE LAST BOARD MEETING.

THE RESIGNATIONS AND RETIREMENTS ARE BEING ACCEPTED BY DR. DANI [INAUDIBLE] SCHOOLS AND IN ACCORDANCE TO REQUIREMENTS AND POLICIES.

[OVERLAPPING] THIS IS THE LAST MINISTRY RECOMMENDATION.

THIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES APPROVE THE PROPOSED APPLICANT, SUBMITTED BY DARREN HARDAWAY [INAUDIBLE] RESOURCES AND AS RECOMMENDED BY DR. DANI LEEDS FOR JUNIOR SCHOOLS.

>> MARSHALL APPROVED A BIG APPLICANT FORM.

[LAUGHTER]

>> [OVERLAPPING] THAT'S BECAUSE OF A PARTICULAR ROUTINE CHECK.

>> ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS TO MRS. HARDAWAY?

>> NO.

>> ALL THOSE IN FAVOR SAY AYE.

>> AYE. [OVERLAPPING]

>> THOSE OPPOSED, ZERO.

MOTION PASSES. BOARD MINUTES, MRS. KEMP.

[02:25:03]

>> EVERYTHING'S GREAT.

[LAUGHTER]

[X. BOARD MATTERS]

>> THANK YOU. SEND FOR THE MINUTES.

>> YES. DO I NEED TO ANNOUNCE THAT YOU GAVE THIS TO ME TO READ AFTER?

>> I DON'T THINK YOU HAVE TO READ, I DIDN'T CATCH THAT.

>> GOOD. I DON'T HAVE TO READ IT.

>> THE NEXT ITEM UP THE BEDS.

HAROLD SHOULD HAVE BEEN A SLAM DUNK.

NOW THE NEXT ITEM IS TEACHER DRESS CODE.

>> THERE YOU GO. [OVERLAPPING]

>> NOW, I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT IT'S REALLY 2:25 NOT 3:25, SO [OVERLAPPING] I'M AN OPTIMIST.

[OVERLAPPING] [LAUGHTER] [OVERLAPPING]

>> I THINK YOU WERE JUST PRAYING.

[LAUGHTER] WE DIDN'T TALK ABOUT BUT IT'S BEEN BROUGHT TO OUR ATTENTION FROM ONE TEACHER CAME AND SPOKE TO US REGARDING TATTOOS.

WE HAVE A POLICY THAT TATTOOS DON'T SHOW, OR ARE COVERED UP DURING THE WORKDAY AND THEN SHE WAS THE ONE THAT BROUGHT UP JEAN OR IF ANOTHER ONE BROUGHT UP JEANS, [INAUDIBLE] INSTEAD OF JUST SPECIAL OCCASIONS FOR FRIDAY'S, IS WHAT I THINK WE DO NOW, SO WE ONCE PROMISED.

>> I'LL START ON THIS ONE. I COME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT THE JEANS THING IS JUST A SOCIAL MOVEMENT, THAT IT'S JUST HOLDING BACK THE TIDE AND IT'S LOSING THE TIDE.

I THINK AS LONG AS WE HAVE SOME POLICIES THAT SAY THEY'RE NOT RIPPED, THERE ARE NOT FRAYED, THEY'RE NOT SHORT, TOO TIGHT.

>> YOU BE THE JUDGE OF THE TOO TIGHT.

>> NO. I DON'T WANT TO BE.

I WANT TO LET MS. KENNY AND LIKE DR. BLAIRE DO THAT, BUT THERE CAN BE PROFESSIONAL JEANS AND TIGHT.

>> WELL, AND I THINK THE QUESTION ALSO MIGHT COME UP, SHOULD THEY, MOST OF THE TIME I'M IN THE SCHOOL, IT SEEMS LIKE PEOPLE ARE WEARING JEANS ANYWAY AND I THINK THEY SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO WEAR T-SHIRTS EVERY DAY.

>> I AGREE.

>> I THINK IT NEEDS TO BE FRESH JEANS AND I JUST DON'T KNOW YOU CAN CONFIRM.

>> WHAT ABOUT A CAMPUS SHIRT THAT [INAUDIBLE].

>> MAYBE ON A FRIDAY, BECAUSE THOSE ARE GOING TO BE MOSTLY TEACHERS.

>> TO YOUR POINT, I THINK THERE'S A TEST DAY, IT'S DONE ON FRIDAYS WHICH TEAMS ON COLLEGE STUDENT DAY, ITS JEANS ALREADY.

>> I'M ALL FOR JAMES.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THE VOTE WE HAD, WHAT WERE THE PERCENTAGES ON JEANS AND TATTOOS OF TEACHERS AT ONE OF THEM?

>> ON JEANS, IT WAS 80 SOMETHING.

FOR SEVERAL TATTOOS, IT WAS ABOUT THAT.

THEY SAID IT HAD BEEN HIGHER. WE WOULD SEPARATE THE STUDENTS FROM THE TEACHERS.

>> THEN I AGREE THAT WE SHOULD NOT ALLOW STUDENTS.

>> FOR WHAT? TATTOOS?

>> TATTOOS.

>> I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH TATTOOS SHOW DURING SCHOOL DAY, AND THEN THEY'LL SAY, WELL, THEY CAN'T HAVE LEWD OR SOMETHING TATTOOS OR SATANIC OR WHATEVER.

WHO'S GOING TO BE THE JUDGE OF THAT BECAUSE WE CAN'T EVEN GET KIDS OFF THEIR CELL PHONES, BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR THAT.

I DON'T THINK IT IS A RELATIONAL BUILDING THAT OH, MY STUDENTS ARE GOING TO COME IN AND WANT TO KNOW HOW COOL MY TATTOOS ARE.

IT MIGHT BE REFLECTIVE WHEN I WENT TO SCHOOL IN A DIFFERENT GENERATION, BUT I JUST THINK SOME STRUCTURE AND THEN I ALSO SO SET IN MY WAYS.

I THINK IT IS CRAZY TO GIVE IN JUST BECAUSE EVERYBODY IS WORKING TO RULE AND TO CHANGE THE RULE BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT FOLLOWING THE RULE.

THAT'S ANOTHER RULE BY HALF.

>> I AGREE WITH YOU ON THAT.

>> I AGREE.

>> I AGREE ON THAT.

>> I ABSOLUTELY AGREE ON THAT.

>> I'M IN THE SAME GENERATION AND I HAVE KIDS THAT DON'T HAVE TATTOOS.

I JUST THINK WE NEED TO GET WITH THAT.

I JUST THINK WE'RE BEING TOO RESTRICTED WITH SOME OF THIS STUFF THAT IS HAPPENING AND ALL THE OTHER DISTRICTS OR A LOT OF THE OTHER DISTRICTS THAT I'M FAMILIAR WITH, THEY'RE JUST [OVERLAPPING].

>> SO DOES CAPPELLI AND SHOW ME YOUR TATTOOS IN THE COMPOUND?

>> AS LONG AS THEY'RE NOT OFFENSIVE.

[02:30:03]

THE SAME PERSON WHO'S GOING TO JUDGE THE JEANS HAS TO JUDGE THE TATTOOS.

>> THEY ARE NOT JUDGING IT NOW.

>> WE WERE AT THE CEC THE OTHER DAY IN A STUDENT WALKED IN AND HAD THE POPULAR JEANS THAT ARE SHREDDED, AND THEY WERE ALL THE WAY UP TO THE TOP OF THEIR THIGH.

DR. LEGOS, THAT WAS THE FIRST PERIOD.

THE TEACHER DID NOT SAY THOSE JEANS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.

>> WELL AND JEANS FOR STAFF, [INAUDIBLE].

CERTAIN JEANS DON'T LOOK RIGHT.

YOU GOT TO BUY A CERTAIN TYPE.

YOU CAN GO AND GET THE CHEAPEST JEANS AND THEY FIT RIGHT.

>> I THINK WE ALL HAVE A LITTLE PUSH.

>> SHOULD BE RESPONSIBLE.

>> WE ALL HAVE A LITTLE DIFFERENT TAKE AND OPINION ON THIS.

FOR ME, ONCE WE ASK THE TEACHERS AS IF THIS WAS AN OPTION, AND IT SEEMS LIKE THE GROUP IS AFFECTING MOST, THEY'RE COOL WITH IT AND THEN GO BACK AND BE LIKE, JUST FROM MY OPINION THAT MANY OF YOU KNOW HOW AND ABILITY, BUT THEY'RE LIKE, WE ASKED YOU AND THEN WE HEARD.

FOR ME PERSONALLY, I'M NOT GOING TO BE ALL IN ON BOTH OF THEM AFTER HEARING WHAT THE TEACHER SAID.

>> I AGREE.

>> IT'S ALL THE THINGS THAT THEY HAVE TO PUT UP WITH.

THAT'S SOMETHING THAT I CAN DO, IT DOESN'T BOTHER ME A LITTLE BIT.

>> WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF A MALE TEACHER WITH A TATTOO? IT WOULD JUST BE SEXUALLY SUGGESTIVE OR EVEN SUGGESTIVE IN AN EDGY CRIMINAL SENSE.

WOULD YOU SAY YOU'VE STEPPED OVER OR WHAT WOULD WE SAY? WE HAVE G A TATTOO POLICY, GO FOR IT, OR POLICY TO YOUR STUDENTS.

>> I THINK THERE HAVE TO BE SOME, JUST LIKE IF YOU CAN'T WEAR IT ON YOUR T-SHIRT, YOU CAN'T DRAW IT ON YOUR ARM.

I THINK IT'S THE SAME STANDARDS.

>> BUILDING ADMINISTRATORS HAD BEEN IN CHARGE OF DRESS CODE FOREVER.

>> IT'S NOT BEING VERY EFFECTIVELY FOLLOWED.

>> IT'S DEPENDING ON THE ADMINISTRATOR, AND SO YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE SOME THAT DO, SOME THAT DON'T.

BUT THIS IS NOT A NEW THING FOR ADMINISTRATORS.

THEY'VE BEEN IN CHARGE OF PROFESSIONAL DRESS, THEY'VE BEEN IN CHARGE OF JEANS WITH HOLES, THEY'VE BEEN IN CHARGE OF NOT WEARING IT LIKE THE COURSE T-SHIRTS TO SCOLD.

THEY'VE BEEN IN CHARGE OF THAT FOREVER.

THIS DOES NOT CHANGE ANYTHING FOR THEM.

THE ONLY THING THIS IS DOING IS WE'RE PUTTING IN POLICY THAT WOULD ALLOW THEM TO WEAR THESE OR TO SHOW THESE, AND WE WOULD HAVE HAD GUIDELINES LIKE WE DID WITH JEANS, NO HOLES, THINGS LIKE THAT.

BUT THOSE ADMINISTERS HAVE BEEN USED TO THIS AND THEY'VE BEEN DOING THIS JOB FOR MANY YEARS, BELIEVE ME.

I'VE HAD TO TELL TEACHERS, HEY, YOU CAN'T WEAR THOSE JEANS, THEY HAVE HOLES IN THEM.

I HAD TO TELL TEACHERS THAT THEY'RE SHOWING TOO MUCH CLEAVAGE.

I'VE HAD TO TELL TEACHERS A LOT OF THINGS ABOUT THEIR DRESS.

THIS IS JUST PART OF THE JOB.

>> THE PROBLEM IS STANDARDS CHANGE THROUGH TIME.

>> YES, THEY DO.

>> ADMINISTRATORS CHANGE THROUGH TIME.

TEACHERS CHANGE THROUGH TIME.

>> EXACTLY.

>> WHAT WAS THE STANDARD WHEN I WAS IN SCHOOL IS ON LANDMARKS NOW.

YOU'VE GOT THIS NEW SET OF STANDARDS, WHETHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT.

THEN YOU HAVE A VARYING DEGREE OF APPLICATION, OF POLICIES, OR GUIDELINES.

I STARTED FIRST AS I AM, I DON'T MEAN THAT STUFF IS GOOD.

BUT THE REALITY OF IT IS THE LAYER.

WHERE IT COMES INTO PLAY FOR ME IS THAT WHEN IT POTENTIALLY MIGHT CAUSE YOU NOT TO HIRE A REALLY HIGH-QUALITY TEACHER.

NOW, I'M NOT GOING TO SIT THERE AND ASK YOU YES, NO, YOU CAN'T COME IN, THOSE JEANS ARE BAD, THAT TATTOO IS BAD.

THERE'S NO WAY YOU'RE GOING TO HAMSTRING ADMINISTRATORS, AND Y'ALL CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, WITH THIS POLICING OF ANY TYPE OF WRITTEN POLICY, I DON'T CARE IF IT'S NOTHING OR EVERYTHING.

THEY'RE GOING TO BE BUSY DOING THAT ALL DAY LONG, RIGHT?

>> RIGHT. BUT IT GOES DOWN TO THE TEACHERS OR THE ONES THAT HAVE TO PURSUE THOSE STUDENTS.

>> THAT'S RIGHT. OR THE TEACHERS THAT PURSUE THEMSELVES.

IT HAS TO COME DOWN WITH THAT TOO.

REGARDLESS OF WHO'S IN VIOLATION OF A GUIDELINE OR A POLICY, IT'S STILL SECOND RESPONSIBILITY ON TOP OF HIS TEACHER.

[02:35:04]

>> YEAH, BUT THEY HAVE HAD THAT RESPONSIBILITY FOR YEARS.

>> SOME CHOSE NOT TO HAVE IT AND SOME CHOSE TO IGNORE IT.

SOME HAVE OVER ENFORCED IT.

THAT'S WHAT I'M SAYING THAT [INAUDIBLE]

>> HAVE YOU SEEN MUCH OVER ENFORCEMENT?

>> I HAVEN'T SEEN IT. I HAVEN'T SEEN ANY OF THE ENFORCEMENT.

I DON'T KNOW. BUT I THINK THAT THERE ARE OCCASIONS WHEN THERE IS THE COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR THAT IT IS A LITTLE MORE STRINGENT ON THEIR INTERPRETATION POLICY.

AS THERE ARE ADMINISTRATORS THAT DON'T CARE IF THEY COME TOGETHER, COME TO SCHOOL, [NOISE] PUT CLOTHES ON, WHATSOEVER.

[OVERLAPPING] I DON'T KNOW.

WE'RE AT HAMSTRINGS.

[LAUGHTER] THERE'S THE POTENTIAL OF HAMSTRING IN EDUCATION WITH A QUALITY TEACHER IN A CLASSROOM.

THESE STUDENTS, TO ME, I DON'T KNOW.

THEY'RE OF THIS GENERATION OBVIOUSLY.

THEY LOOK UPON THOSE THINGS WITH A DIFFERENT EYE THAN WHAT WE DID.

[OVERLAPPING].

THEY DON'T PUT THE EMPHASIS ON THE DRAGON TATTOO ON MY TEACHER'S HEAD.

WHAT I WANTED TO PUT THIS ON IS THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION THAT THEY'RE RECEIVING THE UNIVERSITY [OVERLAPPING] IF IT HAMSTRINGS AS TO THE POINT WHERE WE CAN'T FIND THAT PERSON, EVEN IF THEY HAVE DRAGON TATTOO ON THEIR HEAD, IT'S A GOOD TEACHER, WE ARE IN TROUBLE.

WE DON'T HAVE THE LUXURY OF NOT AFFORDING.

>> THIS IS [INAUDIBLE]

>> THOUGH I DON'T THINK IT'S A PROBLEM THAT WE HAVE SOME ADVERSE ISSUE THEN THIS BECOMES PUBLIC.

THEN BEING THE PICTURE ON THE SCREEN HENCE THE PERSONAL WOULD BE THE WHATEVER IT IS.

THEN, WE AS THE BOARD WOULD HAVE TO RESPOND.

>> BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO RESPONDING THE ADMINISTRATOR.

[OVERLAPPING].

BUT I JUST DON'T SEE THAT THE ADMINISTRATORS ON CAMPUS ARE DRAWING THE LINE IN THE SAND ON SOME FRESH CODE.

>> I'M DEFINITELY AGAINST THE STUDENTS, BUT I'M LIKE THESE ARE ALL ADULTS AND I THINK WE'RE JUST THE ADMINISTRATORS LAYOUT WHAT'S EXPECTED AND EXPECT THEM.

THESE ARE COMPETENT, AWESOME TEACHERS, I WILL IMAGINE MOST OF THEM, AND I THINK MOST OF THEM WILL DO A GOOD JOB BECAUSE THAT'S WHO WE HIRED.

>> TRUSTING THEM.

>> YES. I THINK IF WE TRUST THEM AND LET THEM SHOW US THAT CAN MEAN EXACTLY WHAT WE EXPECT, THAT IT'S GOING TO GO FINE.

IF IT'S NOT, THEN WE JUST AVOID THEM, JUST LIKE A TEACHER COULD SAY SOMETHING THAT WE END UP WITH A GRIEVANCE IN HERE, OR ACT IN A CERTAIN WAY, OR PUT SOME ARTWORK IN THE CLASSROOM AND THAT WILL ENDS UP AT THE BOARD.

I DON'T WANT TO LIVE IN FEAR AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT TO ME, IT'S A LITTLE SAY, HEY, TEACHERS, YOU GUYS HAVE ASKED FOR IT AND TIMES HAVE CHANGED, AND SO, YOU GUYS ALREADY KNOW HOW I'M VOTING.

[LAUGHTER] I'M NOT TRYING TO GO THAT'S JUST MY REASONING.

I DON'T WANT TO BE LIKE, TEACHERS WE APPRECIATE YOU, WE LISTENED TO YOU AND HEAR ABOUT YOU.

>> THEY'RE PROBABLY GOING TO KNOW THIS TODAY.

[OVERLAPPING] THEY TOLD ME TO [INAUDIBLE] BE VOTED ON SPORTS DISCUSSION.

WE LEFT IT EITHER OPEN-ENDED AND LET IT GO [OVERLAPPING].

>> IS THERE A MOTION REGARDING TEACHER DRESS CODE?

>> I MAKE A MOTION.

>> I SECOND.

>> WHAT ARE WE VOTING?

>> YES.

>> YOU WANT TO QUOTE YOUR MOTION?

>> I MAKE A MOTION THAT WE VOTE TO ALLOW JEANS SEPARATELY WITH SEPARATE VOTES TO ALLOW TEACHERS TO WEAR JEANS AND TO DISPLAY TATTOOS OPENLY.

BUT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE WEDGES.

[OVERLAPPING] IT IS SPECIFIC LIKE EXACTLY WHAT TYPES OF JEANS.

>> POLICY DEVELOPED.

>> SAY FOR POLICY DEVELOPMENT REGARDING RESTRICTIONS.

>> WE WOULD JUST NEED TO GO OVER AND EDIT IT.

>> WITH RESTRICTIONS, POLICY.

YOU WANT TO BE JEANS AND THEN DO TATTOOS OR DO YOU WANT TO DO IT.

>> AGAINST [INAUDIBLE].

>> OKAY. YOU'RE VOTING.

>> THERE'S TEACHERS AND STAFF.

>> I WOULD THINK IF NEED BE.

>> YES.

>> YEAH.

>> YEAH.

IT HAS TO BE STAFF. [OVERLAPPING].

>> A MOTION REGARDING JEANS AND FUTURE POLICY PER FUTURE POLICY DESCRIPTION.

>> WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT, THINK ABOUT THIS LANGUAGE A LITTLE BIT,

[02:40:01]

IT DOESN'T REALLY LOOK WELL ON MONDAY.

DO WE WANT TO THINK ABOUT IT A LITTLE BIT? I'M NOT SAYING I'M GOING TO GO FOR IT, I WON'T GIVE A VOTE FOR IT.

[INAUDIBLE] LET'S VOTE ON WHAT YOU DON'T WANT SEE THAT.

>> WE DON'T WANT THAT MAROON. [OVERLAPPING] LET'S LET'S BRING IT BACK.

MONDAY AND [OVERLAPPING] FOR JEANS AND THEN SEPARATE VOTE TO TABLE.

>> WILL TAKE YOUR GOODIES.

>> THEN WE'LL BRING THAT BACK ON MONDAY.

>> AND I DO HAVE TO SAY THERE ARE [OVERLAPPING].

>> WE HAVE A LOT OF THING HERE.

WE HAVE OUR AUDIT, WHICH WAS [LAUGHTER] GOOD, AND WE'RE IN A MUCH BETTER FINANCIAL PLACE THAN WE'VE BEEN IN A LONG TIME.

I'VE GOTTEN TO GO AROUND SCHOOLS A LITTLE BIT WITH DR. LEE AND I THINK OUR MORALE IS CHANGING.

OUR TEACHERS ARE WORKING HARD, AND OUR STAFF ON CAMPUSES FOR RESULTS.

I THINK WE HAVE A LOT TO BE THANKFUL FOR AND WANT TO BE GRATEFUL FOR.

I THINK WE'RE WE'RE MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

THAT'S WHAT I'M SO EXCITED ABOUT. SAY IT AGAIN?

>> I HAVE HERE REPORT FROM [INAUDIBLE].

>>YEAH, IT'S SO EXCITING.

<< I KNOW.

>> GIVES YOU GOOSEBUMPS WHEN THEY TALK ABOUT [INAUDIBLE] [OVERLAPPING].

>> JUST CELEBRATED THE KIRBY SCHOOL.

>> YEAH. [INAUDIBLE] THAT'S A LOT TO BE THANKFUL FOR.

I THINK WE'RE HEADED BECAUSE WE'RE ON A GREAT PATH AND THERE'S SOME THINGS WE NEED TO TWEAK.

OF COURSE I'M HEARING A LOT ABOUT DISCIPLINE AND ISSUES AND SOME THAT WE CAN CONTROL AND SOME BECAUSE OF SIGHT, WE CAN'T.

BUT WE'RE HEARING PEOPLE AND DR. LEE IS REALLY TAKING A PROACTIVE APPROACH.

I THINK I'M REAL PLEASED WE'RE ON MORE STABLE GRID, SO THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> DO WE HAVE TO CLOSE SESSION?

>> YES, WE DO.

>> THEN, THE BOARD WILL NOW GO INTO CLOSED SESSION TO DELIBERATE THE FOLLOWING MATTERS.

THE CLOSED SESSION WILL BE PERSONNEL MATTERS INCLUDING THE APPOINTMENT, EVALUATION, REASSIGNMENT, DUTIES, DISCIPLINE, DISMISSAL, AND OR COMPENSATION OF INDIVIDUAL DISTRICT EMPLOYEES PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE 551.074.

FINAL VOTE IF ANY, WILL BE AN OPEN SESSION.

THE TIME NOW IS 2:42.

WE'RE NOW ADJOURN TO CLOSE SESSION.

THANK YOU ALL FOR SPENDING YOUR AFTERNOON [BACKGROUND].

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.