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[SPANISH] GOOD EVENING.

[Agenda Review]

[00:00:05]

THIS MEETING IS NOW CONVENED.

THE TIME IS 5:04 P.M.

BOARD MEMBERS, PRESIDENT IN THE BOARD AUDITORIUM ARE: TRUSTEE ALLEN, TRUSTEE WADE, TRUSTEE GUIDRY, TRUSTEE SANTOS, TRUSTEE CRUZ TRUSTEE BLUEFORD-DANIELS, TRUSTEE DEIGAARD, TRUSTEE BAKER, TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ.

I WOULD LIKE TO ASK EVERYONE TO PLEASE SILENCE ALL CELL PHONES.

THE BOARD WILL NOW ADJOURNED A CLOSED SESSION UNDER CHAPTER 551 OF TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE OPEN MEETINGS SUBSECTIONS 551.004, .071, .072, .073, .074, .076, .082, .0821, .083, .04, .089.

SHOULD BOARD FINAL ACTION VOTE OR DECISION ON ANY MATTER CONSIDERED IN THE CLOSED SESSION BE REQUIRED.

SUCH FINAL ACTION, VOTE OR DECISION SHALL BE TAKEN AT THE OPEN MEETING COVERED BY THIS NOTICE.

UPON THE RECONVENING OF THIS PUBLIC MEETING OR AT A SUBSEQUENT PUBLIC MEETING OF THE BOARD UPON NOTICE THEREOF, THE BOARD HAS ADJOURNED A CLOSED SESSION AT 5:05 P.M..

THIS MEETING IS NOW RECONVENED IN OPEN SESSION.

THE TIME IS 5:33 P.M..

DO I HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE AGENDA REVIEW MEETING HELD ON MAY 5TH, 2022.

SO MOVED, SECOND.

FIVE IN FAVOR, ZERO OPPOSED, ZERO ABSTENTIONS.

WE HAVE NOW COME TO THE PORTION OF OUR MEETING WHERE WE HEAR FROM SPEAKERS TO SPECIFIC AGENDA ITEMS. WE HAVE FOUR SPEAKERS REGISTERED THIS EVENING WHO SHALL BE LIMITED TO 2 MINUTES PER EACH, PER EACH BOARD POLICY.

PLEASE SPEAK TO THE AGENDA ITEM YOU HAVE SIGNED UP FOR.

WE ALSO ASK THAT SPEAKERS STAY ON TOPIC AND REFRAIN FROM NAMING INDIVIDUALS, ESPECIALLY STUDENTS, AS THEIR IDENTITY IS PROTECTED UNDER LAW.

BUT YOU MAY NAME YOUR OWN CHILD.

SPEAKERS SHOULD PRACTICE NORMAL RULES OF DECORUM.

OBSCENE LANGUAGE AND PROFANITY WILL NOT BE TOLERATED AT THIS AS THIS IS A PUBLIC MEETING AND OUR STUDENTS ARE WATCHING.

ADDITIONALLY, DISRUPTIONS OF THE MEETING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

WE ASK THE AUDIENCE TO REFRAIN FROM INTERRUPTING SPEAKERS WHILE THEY PRESENT TO THE BOARD DURING THIS PORTION OF THE MEETING AND TO PROMPTLY END THEIR REMARKS WHEN THE TIME RINGS INDICATING THE EXPIRATION OF THEIR TIME.

SPEAKERS WILL GENERALLY BE GIVEN TWO REMINDERS OF OUR PUBLIC COMMENT RULES.

IF THE SPEAKER CONTINUES TO VIOLATE THE RULES AFTER THESE REMINDERS, THE SPEAKER WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE MEETING.

OUR FIRST ITEM HELD FOR REGISTERED SPEAKERS IS ITEM A1 APPROVAL OF PERSONAL SERVICES PERFORMED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT, INCLUDING SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, PANEL DISCUSSIONS, WORKSHOPS, ETC.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TEXAS EDUCATION CODE SECTION.

OUR SPEAKER ON THIS TOPIC HAS REGISTERED TO ADDRESS THE BOARD VIA ZOOM AND IS ALSO REGISTERED TO ADDRESS ITEMS A2 AND I1.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT IF YOU ARE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK VIA ZOOM, WE MUST SEE YOU LIVE WITH YOUR CAMERA ON AS YOU SPEAK.

FOR THOSE ZOOM SPEAKERS WHO ARE WATCHING THE MEETING LIVE ON ANOTHER DEVICE, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE MUTE THE MEETING AUDIO WHEN IT IS YOUR TIME TO SPEAK TO AVOID AUDIO INTERFERENCE. TURN ON YOUR CAMERA AND BEGIN SPEAKING.

MS. TRINH, PLEASE ADMIT SPEAKER GARY MONROE.

EXCUSE ME, MADAM VICE PRESIDENT, BUT I'D LIKE YOU TO CORRECT THE RECORD.

IT WAS SIX FOR AND ZERO AGAINST.

THANK YOU. [INAUDIBLE] MR. MONROE, PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

ALL RIGHT. GOOD AFTERNOON.

I WISH I COULD BE THERE, BUT I'M IN ST.

LOUIS. WORKING WITH A SCHOOL SYSTEM THAT WANTS TO WORK WITH ME.

I'M VERY, VERY CONCERNED.

WHEN I LOOK AT ITEM [INAUDIBLE], I THINK IT IS.

I'M NOT LOOKING AT THE AGENDA, BUT AT THE SAME TIME.

APPROVING THESE CONTRACTS AND I'VE MADE ONE OF YOUR ATTORNEYS AWARE THAT WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE LEAVING THE HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND THEY'RE REINVENTING THEMSELVES AS VENDORS.

THEY REINVENTING THEMSELVES AS VENDORS.

AND YOU ALSO HAVE BOARD MEMBERS THAT ARE WORKING FOR COMPANIES THAT ARE DOING BUSINESS WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND THAT IS A

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NO NO. WHAT I DID AND WHAT I DECIDED TO DO WAS TAKE INFORMATION THAT I HAD.

TURN IT OVER TO FEDERAL AUTHORITIES SO THAT THEY CAN START DOING WHAT THEY NEED TO DO.

YOU GUYS NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE BOARD MEMBERS ARE ON THE UP AND UP BECAUSE THEY'RE NOT AT THIS POINT AND I KNOW THIS FOR A FACT.

AS FAR AS THE ACTUAL THE ACTUAL BUDGET.

CONGRATS ON TAKING CARE OF THE PEOPLE.

I THINK YOU DID A GOOD JOB DOING THAT.

BUT SAFETY IS STILL A MAJOR CONCERN.

AND SOME OF THE THINGS THAT YOU'RE TRYING TO DO AT THIS MOMENT IS NOT GOING TO WORK.

YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO REALLY INVEST INTO SAFETY TO MAKE THIS SCHOOL EXPERIENCE A SAFE EXPERIENCE.

I WILL NOT HOLD YOU GUYS.

I HAVE WORK TO DO.

BUT ONCE AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR TAKING CARE OF THE TEACHERS FOR TAKING VERY SERIOUSLY ON THESE CONTRACTS THAT YOU ARE APPROVING, BECAUSE IT'S SOMETHING I KNOW THAT YOU GUYS DON'T, HAVE A GOOD DAY.

GEORGE CALDWELL.

DANIEL SANTOS.

JEANETTE [INAUDIBLE].

GEORGE CALDWELL. GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS GEORGE CALDWELL.

I'VE TAUGHT IN HOUSTON FOR 19 YEARS.

CURRENTLY, I TEACH IN COMMUNITY SERVICES.

OUR STUDENTS RANGE FROM PRE-K ALL THE WAY UP TO 12TH GRADE.

ALL OUR STUDENTS ARE IN FACILITIES SUCH AS HOSPITALS, PSYCH WARDS AND PLACES LIKE THAT.

THEY RECEIVE TEACHING FOR SHORT PERIODS OF TIME AND ARE SERVED IN VARIOUS WAYS, INCLUDING AT HOME.

AND AS I SAID IN THE HOSPITAL BEDSIDES, MY LOCATION, I TEACH AT TEXAS CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL, WHERE I TEACH STUDENTS WHO ARE FIGHTING CANCER, GOING THROUGH LUNG AND HEART TRANSPLANTS AND DEALING WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES.

I SUPPORT THE BUDGET PROPOSED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE.

HOWEVER, MY ONE CONCERN IS WITH THE NEW T TEST EVALUATION SYSTEM.

ONCE HISD BEGINS IMPLEMENTING THE THREE LEVELS OF DESIGNATION FOR THE TEACHER INCENTIVE ALLOTMENT PROGRAM, EACH LEVEL REQUIRES THE USE OF STUDENT GROWTH METRICS IN A CERTAIN PERCENTILE OF TEACHER OBSERVATIONS.

AT COMMUNITY SERVICES BECAUSE WE HAVE NEITHER OF THE STUDENT GROWTH MEASURES OF A TRADITIONAL SCHOOL NOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE ASSESSED LIKE A TRADITIONAL TEACHERS.

HOW WILL THE DISTRICT ADDRESS OUR SPECIALIZED CIRCUMSTANCES IN ORDER TO PROVIDE OUR TEACHERS WITH EQUITABLE ACCESS TO THIS INCENTIVE ALLOTMENT PROGRAM? IT'S A REAL CONCERN.

FINALLY, I WISH TO EXPRESS MY DISDAIN WITH THE HOUSTON FEDERATION OF TEACHERS RECENT EMAIL, ENCOURAGING TEACHERS TO DEMAND A 10% ACROSS THE BOARD RAISE.

I'M NOT OPPOSED TO A RAISE IN THE SALARY, BUT HFT SENT A POLITICALLY CHARGED EMAIL USING THE MURDER OF 19 STUDENTS AND TWO TEACHERS IN UVALDE TO RALLY SUPPORT.

I WOULD ENCOURAGE MY FELLOW EDUCATORS TO LEAVE HFT AT THE COST OF OVER $600 A YEAR AND JOIN AN ORGANIZATION SUCH AS INNOVATIVE TEACHERS OF TEXAS FOR LESS THAN $150 A YEAR.

LET'S GET BACK TO TEXAS VALUES AND QUIT USING HFT TO DIVIDE US.

I THINK SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE, I THINK YOU'RE DOING A GOOD JOB AND I APPRECIATE THE EFFORT YOU'RE PUTTING IN AND ALL YOUR BOARD MEMBERS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

DANIEL SANTOS.

JEANETTE [INAUDIBLE].

GOOD EVENING, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD AND SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE.

MY NAME IS DANIEL SANTOS, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE HOUSTON FEDERATION OF TEACHERS AND I RISE TO SPEAK ON ITEM A2, HFT WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE SUPERINTENDENT AND HIS TEAM FOR LISTENING TO TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF WITH RESPECT TO COMPENSATION.

WE SUPPORT THE PROPOSED COMPENSATION PACKAGE AND IT IS A REMINDER OF THE VALUE OF COLLABORATION IN ORDER TO RETAIN AND ATTRACT THE BEST TALENT FOR OUR DISTRICT.

ON THE THEME OF COLLABORATION, I ALSO WISH TO COMMEND THE PARTNERSHIP ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY BETWEEN HISD, POLICE, HPD AND LOCAL MINISTERS TO ENSURE THAT OUR SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS ARE SAFE AS WE TRANSITION TO SUMMER VACATION.

THIS IS A POSITIVE AND WELCOMED STEP FORWARD AND AN ESSENTIAL REMINDER THAT WE ARE ALL STAKEHOLDERS AND THAT WE ALL PLAY A ROLE IN SAFEGUARDING OUR SCHOOLS.

FURTHERMORE, WE CALL ON OUR NEIGHBORS TO PLAY THEIR PART AS WELL, TO PRESS OUR STATE AND NATIONAL POLICYMAKERS FOR PERMANENT SOLUTIONS.

WE MUSTN'T BE COMPLACENT.

WE MUSTN'T ACCEPT THE THINGS WE CANNOT CHANGE.

WE MUST CHANGE THE THINGS THAT WE CANNOT ACCEPT.

OUR STUDENTS, OUR PARENTS AND OUR TEACHERS DESERVE BETTER.

AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR YOUR COLLABORATION AND PLEASE VOTE YES ON THE PROPOSED COMPENSATION PACKAGE.

JEANETTE [INAUDIBLE].

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HI GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

AND AGAIN, I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR LISTENING.

WE SPOKE UP AGAINST THE CONCERNS WE HAD AROUND THE ORIGINAL BUDGET PLAN AND YOU OBVIOUSLY LISTENED.

SO THANK YOU.

WE SPOKE UP ABOUT TEACHER SALARIES AND YOU'VE LISTENED.

SO THANK YOU.

WITH THAT IN MIND, I DO NOTICE A FEW ITEMS THAT ARE CAUSE FOR QUESTION.

ONE, FOR EXAMPLE, IS THE SLIDE THAT SHOWS EXECUTIVE PAY.

THIS SLIDE SHOWS THAT EXECUTIVE PAY IS SLATED TO BE INCREASED BY 15% ACROSS THE BOARD.

SO THE QUESTION I HAVE THAT I HOPE YOU CAN ANSWER THROUGH THESE DISCUSSIONS IS WHAT IS THE STRATEGY THAT THIS ALIGNS TO, AND WHAT IS THE PROBLEM YOU'RE TRYING TO SOLVE WITH THAT PARTICULAR CHANGE? IT IS A DRAMATIC INCREASE CONSIDERING THAT WE'VE HEARD A LOT IN THE BUDGET WORKSHOP ABOUT THE 9 TO 11% INCREASE FOR TEACHERS. SO WE APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR ABOUT THAT, FROM A TEACHER RAISE PERSPECTIVE.

AGAIN, I THINK THAT THE COMMUNITY IS VERY SUPPORTIVE OF THE CHANGES THAT WE'VE SEEN.

THE CONCERN THAT I HAVE IS THAT IT DOESN'T SEEM TO ACKNOWLEDGE SOME OF THE CONVERSATIONS THAT I FEEL LIKE I'VE HEARD ABOUT, SPECIFICALLY OUR NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN RETAIN TEACHERS AT THE CRITICAL FIVE YEAR POINT WHERE TEACHERS HAVE ESTABLISHED THEMSELVES, HAVE GAINED EXPERIENCE.

AND IT DOESN'T SEEM TO SHOW THAT THAT'S SOMETHING THAT'S REFLECTED IN THE CURRENT PERCENTAGES THAT WE SEE, JUST GENERALLY A 9 TO 11% INCREASE, BUT NOT NECESSARILY ANYTHING ALIGNING TO A PARTICULAR STRATEGY AROUND HOW WE WANT TO ENCOURAGE TEACHERS TO COME AND STAY IN HISD.

SO I LOOK FORWARD TO THE BOARD'S QUESTIONS, YOU KNOW, THAT GIVE US INSIGHT INTO INTO THAT PIECE AS WELL AND THE CONTINUED WORK TO MAKE SURE THAT HISD IS A PLACE THAT TEACHERS WANT TO COME TO AND STAY.

THIS CONCLUDES OUR HEARING OF REGISTERED SPEAKERS FOR AGENDA ITEMS. WE ARE NOW READY TO CONSIDER A DISCUSSION AND REPORT ITEM REVIEW AND DISCUSS LEGISLATIVE BUDGET BOARD RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF EDUCATION AND BOARD SELF CONSTRAINTS.

SO TRUSTEES THERE'S A CHART AT YOUR IN FRONT OF YOUR COMPUTER LOOKS LIKE THIS THAT HAS EACH OF THE SEVEN RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE LBD REPORT FROM 2019 THAT BELONGED TO THE BOARD.

AND SINCE THIS BOARD THIS REPORT CAME OUT IN NOVEMBER OF 2019, THE BOARD HAS NOT PUBLICLY DISCUSSED WHERE WE ARE IN TERMS OF THESE SEVEN RECOMMENDATIONS.

AND AT THE LAST BOARD MEETING IT WAS ON THE AGENDA AND ONE OF OUR COLLEAGUES MADE A MOTION TO POSTPONE SO THAT THE BOARD COULD HAVE MORE TIME TO LOOK AT THESE.

AND ANOTHER COLLEAGUE SUGGESTED KIND OF EVALUATING WHERE WE ARE IN TERMS OF COMPLETION OF EACH OF THESE RECOMMENDATIONS.

OKAY. SO LOOKING AT RECOMMENDATION THREE AND I'LL JUST READ EACH ONE OUT LOUD AND THEN WE CAN DECIDE AS A GROUP, HIRE A PROFESSIONAL MEDIATOR TO CONDUCT TEAM BUILDING SESSIONS, TO RESOLVE ISSUES AFFECTING TRUST AMONG BOARD MEMBERS, AND DEVELOP A FORMAL SELF POLICING STRUCTURE AND STRUCTURE TO ADDRESS POTENTIAL VIOLATIONS OF BOARD ETHICS POLICIES. DOES ANYONE WANT TO COMMENT ON THIS ONE? ARE WE PUSHING THE BUTTON? YES, SO YOU CAN GET IN THE QUEUE.

GOOD LUCK ON THAT.

TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ. WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF THIS.

SO I WOULD BE, I WOULD SAY PARTIALLY COMPLETE BECAUSE WE DON'T ACTUALLY HAVE A COACH THAT IS HELPING US CURRENTLY.

OKAY. IT SOUNDS LIKE AND WE DID HAVE FOR THE RECORD IN 2020, WE DID HAVE COACHES THAT WERE WORKING WITH US AND WE'VE BEEN LOOKING TO FIND A NEW COACH AND IT LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE SO.

ANYONE OPPOSED TO PARTIALLY COMPLETE ON THIS ONE.

WELL, I'M IN THE QUEUE, SO.

OH, I'M SORRY. OK TRUSTEE BLUEFORD-DANIELS.

WELL, I'VE EXPRESSED THE CONCERN.

I THINK A COACH WOULD BE AWESOME, BUT I THINK WE'D HAVE TO HAVE A COACH THAT WOULD BE THAT WOULD BE ABLE TO HONESTLY TELL US OUR PROS AND CONS.

YOU MENTIONED THAT WE HAD A COACH, WE HAD COACHES IN 2020 AND YEAH, ANYWAY, SO I'M WILLING

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I THINK A COACH IS IMPORTANT, BUT I THINK THAT IS GOING TO BE VITAL TO BE ABLE FOR A COACH TO NOT BE AFRAID TO IDENTIFY WHAT OUR STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES ARE, AND PARTICULARLY WHEN WE'RE NOT ADHERING TO WHAT THE POLICIES THAT WE'VE MADE UP.

AND WE SPEND SO MUCH TIME TALKING ADULT CONVERSATIONS AND NOT SPENDING ENOUGH TIME TALKING STUDENT CONVERSATION AS YOU KNOW, THAT'S ALWAYS BEEN AN ISSUE FOR ME.

SO IF IT'S SOMEONE THAT'S WILLING TO DO THAT, THEN I'M ALL FOR IT.

BUT I JUST DON'T WANT SOMEBODY THAT'S GOING TO BE HIRED JUST ON SURFACE AND SAY THAT THEY'RE A COACH AND THEN ONLY WORK WITH A SELECT FEW BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT HAPPENED IN MY OPINION IN THE COACHES WE HAD IN 2020.

I HEAR YOU. AND I THINK THAT CAN BE PART OF THE EXPECTATION SETTING WITH THE NEW COACH.

TRUSTEE DEIGAARD.

SO WHEN I READ THIS, I MEAN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HIRING A GOVERNANCE COACH AND I THINK THERE'S SOME SPECIFICITY AND RECOMMENDATION THREE THAT SAYS RESOLVE ISSUES AFFECTING TRUST AMONG BOARD MEMBERS AND DEVELOP A FORMAL SELF POLICING STRUCTURE TO ADDRESS POTENTIAL VIOLATIONS OF BOARD ETHICS POLICIES. SO MY QUESTION IS, IS FOR THE COACH THAT WE ARE CONSIDERING, ARE THESE TWO THINGS THAT HE CAN WORK WITH THE BOARD ON? MADAM PRESIDENT, IF I COULD REMIND THE BOARD, AS PART OF THE OPERATING PROCEDURES THAT THE BOARD WORKED SO HARD ON AND APPROVED A YEAR AND A HALF AGO, YOU DID ADOPT AS PART OF THOSE OPERATING PROCEDURES A MECHANISM FOR RESOLVING DISPUTES AMONG BOARD MEMBERS OR POTENTIAL ALLEGATIONS OF VIOLATIONS OF ETHICS.

SO YOU'VE GOT THAT BUT A COACH COULD CERTAINLY HELP YOU LOOK AT THAT AGAIN AND MAKE IT MORE ROBUST, BUT YOU AT LEAST HAVE A BASELINE.

OKAY. THANK YOU FOR THAT REMINDER.

AND AND I'M GOING TO GO ON TRUST THAT IF WE HAVE A GOVERNANCE COACH, THAT THAT COACH WILL THAT PROCESS IS SOMETHING THAT SHOULD HELP US RESOLVE SOME OF THESE ISSUES.

SO I WILL.

I'LL AGREE WITH PARTIALLY COMPLETE.

THANK YOU. TRUSTEE GUIDRY.

AND I THINK MY ONLY QUESTION IS THE VERBIAGE MEDIATOR VERSUS COACH, TWO DIFFERENT THINGS.

SO I NEED TO CLARITY ON EXACTLY WHAT ARE WE LOOKING AT, WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR? ARE WE LOOKING FOR A MEDIATOR OR ARE WE LOOKING FOR A COACH? ANYONE WANT TO ANSWER THAT? I MEAN, I THINK THERE IS THERE IS THERE COULD BE A DIFFERENCE OR IT COULD BE ONE IN THE SAME DEPENDING ON THE PERSON.

WELL, MS. MEDIATOR, YOU WANT TO EXPLAIN? DO YOU HAVE EXPERIENCE IN THIS? I MEAN, I HAVE EXPERIENCE AS A MEDIATOR, BUT NOT AS A COACH.

AND A MEDIATOR IS A NEUTRAL THIRD PARTY.

RIGHT. IT'S SOMEONE SITTING OUT, NOT MAKING RECOMMENDATIONS, JUST ALLOWING THE PARTIES TO DO IT ON THEIR OWN.

A COACH COACHES YOU INTO A CERTAIN WAY OF THINKING, A WAY OF ACTING.

SO TO ME, IT'S TWO DIFFERENT THINGS.

TRUSTEE SANTOS.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE GUIDRY.

PRESIDENT CRUZ. I DO NOT HAVE A PROBLEM WITH CHANGING.

WE'RE IN THE FIRST. THE FIRST ONE.

THE FIRST ONE HERE. PROFESSIONAL MEDIATOR TO, IS THAT GOING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE WHEN IT COMES TO HIRING SOMEONE? WELL, I THINK WE'RE IN AGREEMENT.

I THINK WE'RE IN AGREEMENT IN A GOVERNMENT WITH A GOVERNANCE COACH.

I THINK IT WOULD BE A QUESTION OF ASKING THIS COACH IF THIS IS SOMETHING THEY'RE ALSO AN EXPERT IN, IN TERMS OF MEDIATION, AND IF NOT, DOES THE BOARD FEEL LIKE WE NEED A MEDIATOR IN ADDITION.

WHEN I HEAR COACH, LIKE IN ORDER FOR US TO MOVE FORWARD IN OUR GOVERNANCE ROLES, THAT COACH BRINGS EVERYONE TOGETHER AND ALONG.

I THINK THAT THAT'S PART NOT NECESSARILY THE MEDIATION PART, BUT REMAINING NEUTRAL AND REMAINING.

TO BE ABLE TO TEAM BUILD IS PART OF THE COACHING AND THAT'S THE GOVERNANCE LIKE WE HAVE TO MOVE FORWARD.

I COMPLETELY AGREE WITH TRUSTEE GUIDRY WE NEED SOMEONE THAT'S UNBIASED AND THAT'S NOT GOING TO LIKE TRY TO SWAY US ONE WAY OR ANOTHER.

HIRE A PROFESSIONAL PERSON TO CONDUCT TEAMBUILDING SESSIONS.

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JUST HIRE A PROFESSIONAL.

RIGHT. I MEAN, WE CAN STRIKE MEDIATOR AND HIRE A PROFESSIONAL SO THAT DOESN'T COMPLICATE THINGS OR HAVE US TO GO HAVE TO GO OUT AND DO THINGS.

OKAY. SO WHAT I'M HEARING IS THAT FOLKS FEEL LIKE WE DO NEED A PROFESSIONAL IN TERMS OF TEAM BUILDING, REGARDLESS OF GOVERNANCE OR NOT.

RIGHT. LIKE THIS IS A SEPARATE.

OKAY, SO NEXT STEPS.

SO WE'RE PARTIALLY COMPLETE.

NEXT STEPS WOULD BE TO SEEK FOR PROFESSIONAL MEDIATOR SLASH TEAM BUILDER.

OKAY. SO TRUSTEE DEIGAARD, SORRY YOU WERE IN THE QUEUE FOR THIS ONE.

SO I JUST WANT TO SEE CLARIFICATION THAT WE'RE NOT ABANDONING THE IDEA OF A GOVERNANCE COACH.

WE'RE STILL GOING TO CONTINUE WITH THAT BECAUSE THAT WHAT I'M HEARING IS, I THINK IN TRUSTEE GUIDRY'S COMMENT IS A MEDIATOR WOULD SERVE A DIFFERENT FUNCTION THAN A GOVERNANCE COACH WOULD.

AND SO THEN THE NEXT QUESTION I HAVE IS, DO WE FEEL WE NEED A MEDIATOR IN ADDITION TO A GOVERNANCE COACH? IF THE ANSWER TO THAT IS NO, THEN THEN WE JUST HAVE A COACH.

IF THE ANSWER TO THAT IS YES, THEN WE PURSUE FINDING A MEDIATOR FOR TEAM BUILDING AND TRUST BUILDING.

IN ADDITION TO THE GOVERNANCE COACH.

WE ARE PUBLICLY COMMITTING TO THIS WORK SO I HOPE THAT THE PUBLIC WILL HOLD US ACCOUNTABLE TO IT.

YES. SO WE'VE WE'VE MADE OUR DECISION ON OUR COACH AND IT SOUNDS LIKE.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE GUIDRY, FOR CLARIFYING THAT.

IT SOUNDS LIKE WE DO NEED AN ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL.

TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ.

ARE YOU IN THE QUEUE FOR THIS ONE? YES. I JUST DON'T LIKE THE WORDING ON THE NEXT STEPS BECAUSE IT SAYS SEEK PROFESSIONAL.

WE ALREADY DID THAT PART.

I THINK THE NEXT STEP IS LIKE ACTUALLY SIGNING A CONTRACT AND STARTING TO DO THE WORK.

SO. THERE YOU GO.

I LIKE THAT A LOT BETTER.

I DON'T KNOW WHO'S TYPING, MS. TRINH IS THANK YOU. TRUSTEE.

BLUEFORD-DANIELS. [INAUDIBLE] TEAM BUILDER AND ENGAGE PROFESSIONAL.

SO WE ARE TALKING ABOUT ADDING AN ADDITIONAL PERSON AND I ASKED THAT BECAUSE I HEAR A LOT ABOUT THE LSG TYPE MODEL, YOU KNOW, TO WHICH YOU GUYS ARE ACCUSTOMED TO BECAUSE YOU GUYS ARE COACHES OR TRYING TO BE COACHES OR SOMETHING, RIGHT? SO, I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT EVEN WITH THAT LSG MENTALITY BECAUSE SUE WAS COACHING TO ME WHEN SHE WAS EXPLAINING ALL THIS TOO.

ITS NOT A BAD THING, BUT SHE WAS COACHING.

AND SO I THINK THAT'S WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO HAVE A MEDIATOR.

DEFINITELY.

SO IT SEEMS LIKE WE'RE IN CONSENSUS WITH THAT.

OK NEXT RECOMMENDATION OR TRUSTEE GUIDRY.

WERE YOU IN THE QUEUE FOR THIS ONE? OK.

RECOMMENDATION FOUR.

ENFORCE BOARD POLICIES DURING BOARD MEETINGS.

FOLLOW THE LONE STAR GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK AND PROVIDE TRAINING FOR BOARD MEMBERS REGARDING ACCEPTABLE PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURES.

NEEDS IMPROVEMENT. [LAUGHTER] TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ SAYS INCOMPLETE.

WILL YOU TALK IN THE MIC SO EVERYBODY CAN HEAR YOU.

THANK YOU. I THINK IT'S KIND OF PARTIALLY COMPLETE BECAUSE SOME OF US, BRIDGET, STOPS TALKING WHEN HER TIME'S UP.

A FEW OF US STOPPED TALKING WHEN THEIR TIME IS UP.

EVERYBODY ELSE GOES. EVERYBODY ELSE FOR THE MOST PART, DR.

ALLEN STOPS WHEN HER TIME IS UP.

BUT EVERYBODY ELSE GOES OVER.

NOT ME. [LAUGHTER] COACHING.

TRUST. HONESTY.

TRUSTEE DEIGAARD. THANK YOU.

AGAIN, I'M LOOKING AT LANGUAGE ENFORCING BOARD POLICIES DURING BOARD MEETINGS.

I WANT TO BELIEVE THAT WE ARE, BUT I DON'T KNOW THAT WE'VE EVER CHECKED TO MAKE SURE, LIKE HAVE WE READ THROUGH OUR POLICIES? HAVE WE DISCUSSED THEM AS A BOARD TO MAKE SURE THAT WE REALLY ARE.

ARE WE? I KNOW WE'VE CREATED AND VOTED ON BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES IN THE FALL OF 2020.

MY RECOLLECTION IS THAT WE PUT IN THERE THAT THEY WOULD BE REVIEWED AND REVISIONS CONSIDERED AT LEAST EVERY TWO YEARS.

IS THAT Y'ALL'S RECOLLECTION? SO WE'RE WITHIN OUR BOUNDARIES ON THAT.

SO I WOULD SAY IN THAT REGARD, BOARD POLICIES DURING BOARD MEETINGS, YOU KNOW, WE'RE UP FOR A REVIEW, BUT WE'RE NOT OVERDUE FOR A REVIEW.

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WE ARE EMBARKING DOWN THE LONE STAR GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK.

WE ARE HIRING A COACH.

WE'RE JUST NOT THERE WITH COMPLETE FIDELITY.

IN TRAINING FOR BOARD MEMBERS REGARDING PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURES WE HAVE HAD THAT TRAINING WITH LISA, ALTHOUGH NEUTRAL, NOT EVERYBODY PARTICIPATED IN THE TRAINING AND WE HAVE NEW BOARD MEMBERS SINCE THE TRAINING.

SO MAYBE THAT IS SOMETHING WE NEED TO CONSIDER OFFERING.

I'M GOING TO JUST THROW THIS OUT THERE ON AN ANNUAL BASIS FOR TRUSTEES THAT EITHER HAVEN'T HAD IT OR WANT A REFRESHER THAT THEY AT LEAST HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY.

BUT SO FOR THOSE REASONS THAT I'VE JUST ARTICULATED, I WOULD SAY WE'RE PARTIALLY COMPLETE.

TRUSTEE BAKER.

THOUGHT I WAS IN A QUEUE.

I WOULD SAY THAT WE ARE INCOMPLETE BECAUSE IT'S A NEW BOARD MEMBER.

WE'VE BEEN WAITING ON THE PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE TRAINING.

IT'S BEEN KIND OF DELAYED THERE FOR A LITTLE BIT, AND THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT.

THAT'S KEY BECAUSE THAT'S PART OF THE REASON THAT SOME OF OUR MEETINGS HAVE BEEN KIND OF OUT OF ORDER.

AND I MEAN THAT WITH ALL DUE RESPECT.

SO THAT'S KEY.

SO I WOULD SAY INCOMPLETE.

TRUSTEE GUIDRY.

SO I KIND OF WISH THE TITLES WERE LABELED POOR, FAIR, GOOD AND NEXT STEP, BECAUSE I THINK OVERALL FOR RECOMMENDATION NUMBER FOUR, WE'RE COMPLETE SAVING EXCEPT FOR SO I GUESS IT WOULD BE PARTIALLY COMPLETE THE NEW TRUSTEES WHO HAVE NOT HAD THE PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE TRAINING BECAUSE THE REST OF US HAVE HAD IT NOW, DO WE ADHERE TO IT? THAT'S A DIFFERENT THING.

BUT WE DEFINITELY WE'VE HAD IT.

WE COULD USE A REFRESHER.

I THINK FOR THE MOST PART, BOARD POLICIES ARE ADHERED TO AND WE FOLLOW THE LONE STAR GOVERNANCE.

SO THE ONLY REASON I WOULD SAY PARTIALLY COMPLETE IS BECAUSE THE NEW TRUSTEES HAVE NOT HAD THAT TRAINING.

BUT OVERALL, I THINK WE'RE DOING GOOD ON THIS ONE, SO I WOULD RATE IT GOOD . BUT THANK YOU.

OK SO I'M HEARING PARTIALLY COMPLETE ON RECOMMENDATION FOUR.

NEXT STEPS WOULD BE TO MAKE THE PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURES AN ANNUAL TRAINING.

SO IT SERVES AS A REFRESHER FOR ALL TRUSTEES AND ANY NEW TRUSTEES THAT ARE ELECTED.

MADAM PRESIDENT, ONE OTHER THING THAT I WOULD JUST ADD FOR THE RECORD.

SURE. AS A RESULT OF THE PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE TRAINING THAT YOU ALL GOT LAST YEAR, REMEMBER BOARD SERVICES PARTICIPATED IN THAT ALONG WITH YOU.

SO YOUR SCRIPT HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THOSE PROCEDURES THAT WE WENT OVER IN THOSE TRAININGS AND SOME OF THE NORMS THAT WE AGREED TO WITH RESPECT TO THINGS THAT WERE OUTSIDE PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE, BUT WE JUST NEEDED A REGULAR WAY OF DOING IT.

SO YOUR SCRIPTS DO REFLECT THAT, SO YOU START EVERY MEETING WITH A BASELINE OF COMPLIANCE.

THANK YOU FOR THAT CLARIFICATION.

OK RECOMMENDATION FIVE AMEND BOARD POLICY TO REQUIRE BOARD MEMBERS TO ATTEND TRAININGS REGARDING THEIR ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

I DON'T KNOW THAT WE'VE HAD ANY DISCUSSION ON THIS Y'ALL IN THE TIME I'VE BEEN ON THE BOARD.

DOES ANYONE DISAGREE WITH THAT? WE HAVE NOT HAD. THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT.

WE HAVE NOT HAD DISCUSSION.

BUT I KNOW THAT WE, INDIVIDUAL BOARD MEMBERS DO GO WHEN THEY FEEL NEEDED.

SO AS SO I GUESS IT WOULD BE INCOMPLETE BECAUSE WE DO NOT REQUIRE BOARD MEMBERS TO ATTEND.

BUT WE'VE GONE TO AUDIT TRAININGS, WE'VE GONE TO DIFFERENT GOVERNANCE TRAININGS THAT WE NEED THAT WE FEEL WE NEED.

BUT YEAH, I WOULD AGREE WITH INCOMPLETE TRUST.

ALSO AMEND BOARD POLICY TO REQUIRE BOARD MEMBERS TO ATTEND TRAININGS REGARDLESS OF I WOULD.

WELL, I WOULD I DON'T THINK THE WORD REQUIRE MAYBE ENCOURAGE BECAUSE TO REQUIRE US ON TOP OF THE STATE COMPLIANCE THAT'S ASKING A LOT.

YOU GUYS AND BUT LIKE, LET'S SAY, FOR THE AUDIT COMMITTEE, IF I HAD TO GO FOR ADDITIONAL TRAINING, I THINK THERE'S NO WAY TO ENFORCE THAT.

I THINK YOU CAN STRONGLY ENCOURAGE YOU CHANGE THE WORDING TO STRONGLY ENCOURAGE OR SUGGEST THAT BOARD MEMBERS COMPLETE NECESSARY TRAINING.

TRUSTEE DEIGAARD.

SO I WAS PULLING UP POLICY BBD LOCAL THAT WE WORKED ON AND REVISED IN MAY OF 2019 JUST TO SEE WHAT LANGUAGE WE

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DO HAVE AND OF COURSE, THERE'S ALSO THE LEGAL POLICY.

WE HAVE SOME TEAM BUILDING REQUIREMENTS IN HERE, BUT IT DOESN'T REALLY AND THE REPORTING OF CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS, BUT IT IS NOT VERY ROBUST. IT DOESN'T AND PART OF THE STATE REQUIREMENT IS THAT WE MEET ANNUALLY AS A TEAM OF TEN TRAINING TO ASSESS WHAT OUR CONTINUING EDUCATION NEEDS ARE FOR THAT YEAR, WE HAVE NEVER HAD THAT CONVERSATION.

LIKE, WHAT DO WE NEED AS A GROUP FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION AND WHAT DO EACH OF US OF INDIVIDUALS WANT TO HAVE FOR CONTINUING? YOU KNOW LIKE, HEY, I DON'T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT BLAH BLAH BLAH, WHAT DO I WANT TO DO? AND FURTHERMORE, YOU KNOW, WE GO TO CONFERENCES AS INDIVIDUALS AND CONTINUING EDUCATION TO LEARN MORE, TO DEVELOP OURSELVES, TO GET THESE CREDITS AS REQUIRED BY STATE POLICY.

BUT WE NEVER COME BACK AND DISCUSS THEM AS A GROUP.

WE NEVER HAVE A DEBRIEF, A SHARE OUT OF THIS COLLECTIVE INVESTMENT OF, HEY, I LEARNED THIS AND WANT TO SHARE IT.

AND, YOU KNOW, WHAT DID YOU LEARN AT WHEREVER YOU WENT? WHAT DID I LEARN AT WHATEVER I WENT? DID WE SHARE WITH THE GROUP AND ENHANCE OUR KNOWLEDGE? SO I'M GOING TO SAY THAT THIS IS, I CAN MAYBE GET PARTIALLY COMPLETE, BUT I FEEL KIND OF INCOMPLETE ON THIS FOR US.

MADAM PRESIDENT, YOU GUYS, JUST TO PROVIDE SOME HISTORICAL KNOWLEDGE, IN 2019, YOU DID SPECIFICALLY UPDATE THIS POLICY.

AND IN ADDITION TO THE STATE LAW REQUIREMENT THAT YOU ANNUALLY HAVE A TEAM OF TEN TRAINING, YOU SPECIFICALLY UPDATED THE POLICY TO SAY WHENEVER THERE IS A CHANGE IN SUPERINTENDENT OR WHENEVER THERE IS A CHANGE IN THE BOARD MEMBERSHIP, WITHIN 30 DAYS YOU MUST HAVE A TEAM OF EIGHT TRAINING.

YOU COULD FURTHER AMEND THAT POLICY TO SAY WHAT TYPE OF TEAM OF EIGHT TRAINING.

HERE SPECIFICALLY, IT SAYS ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

YOUR POLICY IS BROADER TO THAT.

IT CAN BE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OR ANYTHING ELSE.

IT JUST SAYS TEAM OF EIGHT.

SO YOUR POLICY DOESN'T JUST REQUIRE YOU TO FOLLOW THE STATE LAW REQUIREMENT.

YOU SPECIFICALLY INCLUDED AN ADDITIONAL ADD ON THAT WHENEVER THERE IS A CHANGE TO THE TEAM OF TEN, EITHER THE SUPERINTENDENT OR AN INDIVIDUAL BOARD MEMBER, WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THAT CHANGE, YOU HAVE TO HAVE A TEAM OF TEN TRAINING.

SO I WOULD SUGGEST AS A NEXT STEP TO AT LEAST LET'S LOOK AT OUR POLICY.

IT LOOKS LIKE THERE WAS SOME POSITIVE CHANGES IN 2019, BUT I THINK IT WOULD BE GOOD FOR US AS A BOARD.

SO PARTIALLY COMPLETE ON THIS ONE.

ANY DISAGREEMENT BECAUSE IT LOOKS LIKE THERE WAS SOME CHANGES IN 2019.

I LIKE THE WORD REQUIRED.

OKAY.

YEAH. ONCE WE LOOK AT THE POLICY, THEN WE CAN DECIDE WHAT CHANGES WE WANT TO MAKE, IF ANY.

SO JUST REVISIT, I GUESS, WOULD BE THE NEXT STEPS.

YES. REVISIT THE NEXT POLICY.

THESE RECOMMENDATIONS CAME FROM THE LBB.

YEAH. CORRECT. SO WE'RE NOT CHANGING THE RECOMMENDATIONS.

AND SO WHEN WE LOOK AT OUR POLICY, WE CAN DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT WE WANT TO REQUIRE.

AND AGAIN, THESE ARE ALL RECOMMENDATIONS.

RECOMMENDATION 6 DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT PROCEDURES THAT ESTABLISH A TIMELINE AND FRAMEWORK TO REVIEW AND UPDATE ALL BOARD POLICIES SYSTEMATICALLY.

WE HAVE WELL, SO THIS WOULD REQUIRE A POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE, WHICH WE HAVE NOT HAD IN THE TIME I'VE BEEN ON THE BOARD.

I KNOW IT WAS WE HAD TALKED ABOUT IT WITH OUR PREVIOUS COACHES AND SINCE WE WILL HAVE A NEW GOVERNANCE COACH, I THINK THIS WOULD BE THE PERFECT TIME TO START THAT WORK.

SO I WOULD SAY, I MEAN, WE DID THE BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES, SO I WOULD SAY PARTIALLY COMPLETE BECAUSE WE NEED TO WE DEVELOPED THAT, BUT THEN WE DON'T HAVE A SYSTEM TO KEEP REVIEWING THEM, IF THAT MAKES SENSE.

NOT WELL SO THOSE WERE ALL TO BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH STATE LAW, THOSE POLICIES THAT WE'VE BEEN UPDATING AND WE ACTUALLY HAVE QUITE A FEW TO UPDATE IN AUGUST, BUT THIS WOULD BE TO LOOK AT LIKE ALL OF OUR MIC] PROCEDURES.

WELL, I THINK SO.

YEAH, I THINK THIS IS MORE WITHIN OUR PROCEDURES.

I THINK I'M READING THIS INCORRECTLY SO WITHIN OUR LIKE THE BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES THAT WE ESTABLISH.

SO THE ONLY PART WE NEED TO DO IS ESTABLISH A TIMELINE TO REVIEW THEM SYSTEMATICALLY.

SO WE DID THAT IN 2020, BUT THEN WE HAVEN'T RELOOKED AT THAT AGAIN, WHICH IF WE SAID WE'RE GOING TO DO IT EVERY TWO YEARS, WE'D BE UP FOR THAT THIS YEAR.

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THAT WHAT IT SAYS EVERY NO, THAT'S WHAT WE PUT INTO OUR BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES, I THINK.

TRUSTEE DEIGAARD.

MADAM PRESIDENT, IF I COULD REALLY QUICKLY, I THINK WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TWO DIFFERENT THINGS.

THE PROCESS FOR UPDATING YOUR BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

AND I THINK WHAT THIS IS SPECIFICALLY GOING TO IS THE PROCESS FOR UPDATING YOUR BOARD POLICIES, NOT JUST THE B SERIES, BUT ALL YOU KNOW A.

B. C. D.

E. F. SO WHAT WOULD THAT TIMELINE LOOK LIKE FOR UPDATING THOSE POLICIES? AND SO YOU MAY WANT TO THINK ABOUT BOTH.

WHAT IS YOUR TIMELINE FOR UPDATING YOUR OPERATING PROCEDURES AND DO YOU HAVE A MECHANISM IN PLACE FOR UPDATING YOUR POLICY? YOU'RE GOING THROUGH A MAJOR UPDATE RIGHT NOW.

SO YOU'RE ACTUALLY DOING YOU KNOW, BECAUSE WE'VE STARTED UPDATING YOUR PROCEDURES ABOUT A YEAR AGO, AND WE'RE GOING TO FINISH THAT THROUGH A SPECIAL BOARD MEETING POTENTIALLY LATER AT THE END OF THE SUMMER. SO YOU'LL PROBABLY BE ABLE TO SAY WE'VE UPDATED OUR POLICIES AND SAY YES, BUT THEN WHAT'S THE ONGOING PROCESS FOR UPDATING THOSE POLICIES? YES. SO I DID READ IT CORRECTLY WHEN I FIRST READ IT.

TRUSTEE DEIGAARD. YEAH, I CALLED YOU AND THEN YOU DIDN'T GO.

SORRY. GO AHEAD. SO I THINK WE HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT THE LBB WAS NOT NECESSARILY MAKING THESE RECOMMENDATIONS IN THE CONTEXT OF LONE STAR GOVERNANCE.

AND SO AT THAT TIME AND STILL CONTINUING, WE HAVE BEEN WOEFULLY BEHIND ON BRINGING OUR POLICIES IN ALIGNMENT WITH CHANGES TO STATE POLICIES.

AND WE STARTED THAT WORK LAST YEAR AND EARLIER THIS YEAR IT GOT REALLY CUMBERSOME.

WE'RE KIND OF DEVELOPING A DIFFERENT PLAN, BUT THE WAY I INITIALLY THERE ARE TWO WAYS OF INTERPRETING THIS AND I'D LIKE TO RECOMMEND WE INTERPRET IT BOTH WAYS.

ONE IS MAKING SURE WE HAVE IN OUR BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES, PROCEDURES TO EXACTLY AS IT SAYS SO THAT WE DO NOT FALL BEHIND IN THE REVIEW AND UPDATE, WHICH MOSTLY RESIDES WITH THE ADMINISTRATION.

BUT WE SHOULD STILL MAKE SURE WE'RE TAKING OWNERSHIP OF MAKING SURE IT HAPPENS AND HAVING A PLAN FOR THAT, WHETHER IT'S ONCE EVERY TWO YEARS WE DO ALL OF THIS OR WE DO THEM AS THE STATE ROLLS THEM OUT, I THINK WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION ON THAT.

AND THEN THE SECOND PART OF THAT, THIS IS WITHIN LSG.

ONE OF THE STEPS IN THAT FRAMEWORK RECOMMENDS WHAT THEY REFER TO AS A POLICY DIET, WHERE THE BOARD REVIEWS EVERY SINGLE POLICY THAT WE HAVE NOT FOR, DO WE LIKE IT? DO WE NOT LIKE IT? BUT IS THAT WORK? IS THAT SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO BE OWNED BY THE BOARD OR IS THAT SOMETHING THAT CAN CAN BE SUN-SETTED AND OWNED BY THE ADMINISTRATION? AND WE HAVE NOT STARTED THAT SECOND PART OF THE WORK, BUT WE HAVE STARTED THE FIRST PART OF THE WORK.

OKAY. SO I'M HEARING NEXT STEPS WOULD BE TO REVISIT OUR BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES, SET A TIMELINE.

YEAH, BECAUSE WE'RE SUPPOSED TO DO IT EVERY TWO YEARS, SET A TIMELINE AND THEN EMBARK ON A POLICY REVIEW SLASH DIET.

ONCE WE HAVE OUR COACH IN PLACE.

AND FINISH THE WORK THAT WE STARTED EARLIER, BECAUSE REMEMBER EVERY MONTH WE WERE DOING IT SO THAT'S THERE'S A SPECIAL MEETING ON EVERYONE'S CALENDAR FOR THE LAST THURSDAY IN AUGUST, AND WE'RE BASICALLY DOING IT ALL IN ONE SO THERE'S A PLAN FOR THAT, BUT IT'S NOT COMPLETE.

YES. THANK YOU.

SO AS A REMINDER, WE HAD STARTED REMEMBER, WE WERE VOTING FIRST READING AT AGENDA REVIEW, SECOND READING AT BOARD MEETINGS.

AND IT WAS A LOT FOR US TO PROCESS FROM ONE MEETING TO THE NEXT.

AND WE WERE ALL GETTING CONFUSED.

AND SO I TALKED TO ADMINISTRATION, SO WE PUT IT ON PAUSE TO DO IT ALL IN ONE MEETING AND WE CAN DECIDE IF WE WANT TO ADOPT EVERYTHING AT FIRST READING OR IF WE WANT TO HAVE A SEPARATE MEETING TO THEN REVISIT EVERYTHING FOR SECOND READING.

BUT THAT IS ON EVERYONE'S CALENDARS FOR THE LAST THURSDAY IN AUGUST, AND WE SHOULD BE GETTING ALL OF THOSE POLICIES BEFORE WE GO ON SUMMER BREAK.

SO EVERYBODY'S GOT PLENTY OF TIME TO DO THEIR HOMEWORK.

YOU CAN LOOK AT IT WHEN YOU COME BACK BECAUSE YOU HAVE ALL OF AUGUST, TOO.

BUT JUST SO PEOPLE HAVE PLENTY OF TIME AND Y'ALL CAN DECIDE.

SO I WOULD SAY PARTIALLY COMPLETE ON THIS ONE AS WELL THEN.

ALL RIGHT, THREE MORE.

RECOMMENDATIONS SEVEN, DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A COMPREHENSIVE SUPERINTENDENT EVALUATION PROCESS.

Y'ALL, WE DID THIS WORK.

ANYONE DISAGREE? I WOULD SAY COMPLETE ON THAT ONE.

ME TOO. PAT LOOKS HAPPY TO SEE IT.

ALL RIGHT, AWESOME.

RECOMMENDATION EIGHT.

DEVELOP AND IMPLEMENT A CLEARLY DEFINED PROCESS FOR THE FORMATION AND MAINTENANCE OF BOARD COMMITTEES.

OOF! NOPE. YEAH, WE ARE VERY INCOMPLETE ON THAT, Y'ALL.

THAT'S SOMETHING.

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ACTUALLY AS PART OF YOUR BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

I MEAN, YOU HAVE A WHOLE SECTION ON HOW COMMITTEES, MOST OF THE WORK IS DONE AS A COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE AND HOW AN AD HOC COMMITTEE IS FORMED.

AND THEN YOU GO INTO SPECIFIC DETAIL REGARDING YOUR AUDIT COMMITTEE AND THEN INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL ORGANIZATIONS THAT BOARD MEMBERS ARE APPOINTED TO.

YOU SPECIFICALLY LIST THEM AND AND EXPLAIN HOW THOSE ARE SELECTED AND WHAT TIME OF YEAR.

SO YOU COULD UPDATE THAT.

BUT I THINK THAT YOU HAVE DONE THE BASELINE FOR THAT.

THAT'S ALL IN YOUR OPERATING PROCEDURES.

YEAH.

I GUESS WE'RE COMPLETE ON THAT RECOMMENDATION NINE.

DEVELOP COMPREHENSIVE OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR ALL ESSENTIAL BOARD FUNCTIONS AND ESTABLISH A PROCESS TO EVALUATE THE BOARD'S OVERALL EFFECTIVE EFFECTIVENESS ANNUALLY.

I WANT TO SAY COMPLETE BECAUSE WE'VE DONE THE BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES AND THAT WAS SUCH HARD WORK DONE BY THAT COMMITTEE IN 2020 THAT KATHY BLUEFORD-DANIELS WAS ON TRUSTEE BLUEFORD-DANIELS YOU Y'ALL WORKED TIRELESSLY ON THAT AND I KNOW THE WHOLE BOARD IS GRATEFUL FOR THAT.

AND THEN WE DID OUR FIRST BOARD SELF EVALUATION SINCE I'VE BEEN ON THE BOARD IN APRIL, AND WE'LL BE DOING THAT QUARTERLY.

SO THE NEXT TIME, BECAUSE WE'RE NOT MEETING IN JULY WILL BE IN AUGUST.

ANY DISCUSSION ON THIS ONE? OH. OH, BECAUSE YOU'RE OK.

GO AHEAD TRUSTEE DEIGAARD.

THIS IS PROBABLY [INAUDIBLE] QUESTION.

ARE WE SUPPOSED TO DO A BOARD SELF EVALUATION BEFORE WE DO OUR BOARD ANNUAL SELF EVALUATION, BEFORE WE DO A SUPERINTENDENT ANNUAL SELF EVENT OR A SUPERINTENDENT ANNUAL EVALUATION.

SO I THINK UNDER LONESTAR GOVERNANCE, YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO DO THE BOARD SELF EVALUATION BEFORE THE SUPERINTENDENT EVALUATION.

OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT ARE UNDER LONESTAR GOVERNANCE, I SEE THEM DO IT EITHER WAY, BUT THEY DO DO IT IN CONNECTION WITH EACH OTHER.

LIKE, YOU KNOW, ONE ISN'T DONE IN FEBRUARY AND THE OTHER ISN'T DONE IN AUGUST.

THEY'RE DONE NEAR EACH OTHER BECAUSE THEY CORRELATE.

SO ELIZABETH HAD ANOTHER WAY OF HOW WE SHOULD BE CODING THESE.

I'M LIKE IN PROGRESS, COMPLETE.

I THINK WE'RE ON TRACK OR ON TRACK.

THAT'S THAT'S WHAT THE CONSERVATORY'S ON TRACK, NOT ON TRACK.

I THINK WE ARE ON TRACK FOR THIS ONE.

I THINK WE COULD MARK IT COMPLETE IF WE ACTUALLY DO CONTINUE DOWN THIS PATH OF OUR QUARTERLY SELF EVALUATIONS AND DO THAT ANNUAL SELF EVALUATION IN THE FALL BEFORE THE SUPERINTENDENTS EVALUATION.

SO I WOULD SUGGEST WE MARK IT COMPLETE, BUT NEXT STEPS ARE TO CONTINUE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CONTINUE TO DO OUR QUARTERLY SELF EVALUATIONS.

AND I THINK THE FRAMEWORK, THE RUBRIC IS THAT WE DO IT AT LEAST 45 DAYS BEFORE THE SUPERINTENDENT EVALUATION, WHICH WOULD BE IF WE DO IT IN AUGUST, WE WOULD BE UNDER THAT.

SO PUT SCHEDULING THAT BOARD ANNUAL ONE IN THERE.

YES. SO WE NEED TO SCHEDULE THAT.

YES. ALL RIGHT.

TRUSTEE BAKER.

I'M GOING TO SAY INCOMPLETE BECAUSE AS A NEW TRUSTEE, WHEN I CAME ON UP UNTIL NOW, I THINK THE BOARD HAS FAILED IN TERMS OF HAVING A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM IN PLACE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE A FULL ORIENTATION. BECAUSE THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT YOU KNOW, I'M STILL WAITING TO HAPPEN.

THAT HASN'T HAPPENED. AND I BELIEVE THAT IF WE'RE GOING TO BE A TEAM, YOU KNOW, I BELIEVE THAT IF A CAR HAS A FLAT TIRE AND THERE ARE THREE PEOPLE SAY, FOR EXAMPLE, THREE FLAT TIRES, YOU CAN'T DRIVE.

SO I THINK FOR NEW TRUSTEES, THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN HERE IN 2020 ARE TALKING ABOUT 2019.

Y'ALL GOT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE FULLY AWARE OF ANY INFORMATION THAT NEEDS TO BE PASSED DOWN TO US AND NOT SAY GO FIND IT YOURSELF.

BECAUSE A LOT OF THINGS I'VE HAD TO GO FIND MYSELF AND ALSO SOME OF MY COLLEAGUES.

I HAVE TO GIVE YOU CREDIT, YOU HAVE BEEN THERE.

YOU'VE BEEN AVAILABLE FOR ME TO ASK QUESTIONS.

YOU CALL ME ANY TIME I'VE BEEN CALLING YOU.

I'VE BEEN ASKING QUESTIONS. BUT I THINK THERE SHOULD BE SOMETHING SYSTEMATIC FOLK THAT TAKE OUR PLACE ONE DAY OR, YOU KNOW, EVEN US WHILE WE'RE HERE NOW, BECAUSE I'VE ONLY BEEN HERE WHAT FIVE MONTHS NOW AND I'M STILL LOOKING FOR INFORMATION.

AGREED. TRUSTEE. BLUEFORD-DANIELS.

ACTUALLY, I WAS LOOKING I KNOW WE WORKED ON THIS IN 2020, THE BOARD OPERATING PLAN PROCEDURES.

DID WE APPROVE IT? SILVIA I KNOW YOU WERE A BIG PART OF IT.

SURE. SILVIA, I KNOW YOU WERE AN INTRICATE PART OF BEING THERE.

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DO WE APPROVE THIS IN 2020 OR 2021? BECAUSE I KNOW IT TOOK A LONG TIME FOR US TO GET THROUGH WITH IT COMPLETED.

OKAY. I WAS JUST I WAS I WAS LOOKING AT IT NOW.

I DIDN'T SEE A RECORD OF WHEN WE WERE ACTUALLY WORKING ON IT.

I KNOW WE'RE WORKING ON IT IN SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER OF 20.

SO I WAS WONDERING IF WE ACTUALLY APPROVED IT IN 21 AND IF THAT WAS PART OF THAT TWO YEAR PERIOD.

LISA MAY REMEMBER WHEN IT WAS APPROVED BY THE BOARD, BUT I WILL DEFINITELY GO BACK AND LOOK AND OFFICIALLY FIND THE THE DATE AND THE MEETING WHERE THE BOARD APPROVED THE BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

OKAY. THANK YOU. TRUSTEE DEIGAARD.

THANK YOU. TRUSTEE BAKER THANK YOU FOR YOUR POINT.

I HAD THE SAME STRUGGLE WHEN I GOT ON THE BOARD AND THE SAME FRUSTRATION WITH IT.

HOWEVER, I'M GOING TO TAKE THIS AGAIN.

I CAN BE VERY LITERAL.

WE HAVE DEVELOPED THE COMPREHENSIVE OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR THE ESSENTIAL BOARD FUNCTIONS, BUT WHAT I'M HEARING IS THERE'S AN ESSENTIAL BOARD FUNCTION OF EFFECTIVE ONBOARDING OF NEW TRUSTEES.

THAT MAYBE IS A BIG GAP IN OUR BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

AND SO.

IT PUTS ME SORT OF A LITTLE BETWEEN.

I THINK THAT SHOULD BE AN INTEGRAL PART OF AND WE ALREADY HAVE REVISIT BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

I THINK THAT'S AN INTEGRAL PART OF WHAT WE NEED TO HAVE IN THAT REVISION OF BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

AND BUT I WOULD STILL SAY WE HAVE TECHNICALLY COMPLETED THE RECOMMENDATION.

WE JUST STILL HAVE ROOM FOR IMPROVEMENT BY ADDING THIS MAJOR COMPONENT TO IT.

AND YOU CAN DISAGREE [INAUDIBLE].

ANY OTHER DISCUSSION? SO IT SOUNDS LIKE WE DO HAVE QUITE A FEW NEXT STEPS WITH RECOMMENDATION NINE IN TERMS OF ADDING AND TRUSTEE BAKER, YOU BRING UP A VERY GOOD POINT THAT I THINK ALL OF US HAVE EXPERIENCED AS NEW TRUSTEES AND LIKE THOSE OF US THAT CAME ON IN 2020 AND THEN THE PANDEMIC HAPPENED AND WE KIND OF GOT LIKE HALF ON BOARDED, HALF NOT.

WE NEED WE NEED BETTER A BETTER ONBOARDING PROCESS FOR FOR NEW TRUSTEES, BECAUSE IT'S A LOT TO LEARN.

AND I APPRECIATE YOU RAISING THAT.

SO WE NEED TO ADD THAT TO OUR BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

SO IT SOUNDS LIKE WE NEED TO REVISIT THAT SOONER THAN LATER.

AND THANKFULLY, WE'LL HAVE A COACH TO GUIDE US WITH THAT AND MAKING SURE WE DO THE SELF EVALUATION.

SO I THINK IN TERMS OF I WOULD STILL SAY COMPLETE ON THIS BECAUSE WE DID DEVELOP ALL THAT AND WE DO NEED TO ADD SOME ADDITIONAL IMPORTANT DETAILS.

ANYONE DISAGREE ON COMPLETE? ALL RIGHT. ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEES, FOR THAT DISCUSSION.

AND WE'LL I'LL PUT THIS ON THE AGENDA TO REVISIT ONCE WE'VE COMPLETED SOME OF THESE NEXT STEPS.

LET'S SEE.

OUR NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS IS TO CONSIDER ITEMS TO BE PRESENTED AT THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING OF JUNE 9TH, 2022.

AS A REMINDER, TRUSTEES, EVERYONE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY PRIOR TO THIS MEETING TO SUBMIT QUESTIONS TO THE ADMINISTRATION.

THE Q&A DOCUMENT WAS SENT TO ALL TRUSTEES VIA EMAIL IS IN YOUR SHAREPOINT UNDER JUNE BOARD MEETING DOCUMENTS AND HAS BEEN POSTED ON THE DISTRICT'S WEBSITE.

OUR NEXT ONE.

I'M SORRY. LET'S SEE.

WHERE'S MY LIST? WE HAVE SEVERAL ITEMS PULLED FOR DISCUSSION.

WE'LL START WITH A2 TRUSTEE DEIGAARD PULLED THAT.

YOU'RE THE ONE THAT PULLED IT. BUT I'M SURE THERE'S OTHER PEOPLE THAT HAVE QUESTIONS.

SO I'M CONTINUING TO HAVE A STRUGGLE WITH THIS.

AND I VERY MUCH APPRECIATE ALL OF THE ATTEMPTS TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.

BUT I VERY MUCH STRUGGLE AROUND LANGUAGE LIKE WE BELIEVE, AND I ABSOLUTELY APPRECIATE RESPONSES THAT ARE EVIDENCED BASED PRACTICES.

BUT WHAT I HAVE BEEN FUNDAMENTALLY LOOKING FOR THROUGHOUT THIS PROCESS WITH ANY OF THE THINGS THAT ARE RECOMMENDED FOR THIS BUDGET, IS WHAT DATA DID YOU USE TO INFORM YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS? AND WHAT SPECIFICALLY IN THAT DATA PROVIDES THE EVIDENCE THAT MAKES YOU BELIEVE THAT THESE ARE THE EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICES THAT WILL ACHIEVE OUR GOALS FOR ALL OF OUR DIFFERENT STUDENT POPULATIONS.

AND I HAVEN'T SEEN ANYTHING THAT IS HERE IS WHAT THE STUDENT DATA TELLS US, WHETHER IT'S WHAT ONE OF THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS SPOKE TO WITH

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ONE OF THE SALARY TABLES OR ANYTHING.

AND I THINK I HAVE SOME UNDERSTANDING AS TO WHY THAT IS.

BUT I REALLY WOULD LIKE SOMEONE TO SPEAK TO THIS TO ME, BECAUSE THIS IS OUR STRATEGY, NOT THE 79 PAGES.

THIS BUDGET IS THE STRATEGY FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.

AND THIS IS WHAT IS EITHER GOING TO GET THE GAINS FOR OUR KIDS THAT THEY NEED AND DESERVE OR IT ISN'T.

AND I DON'T SEE ANYTHING FUNDAMENTALLY DIFFERENT OTHER THAN AND I'M NOT.

THESE ARE HUGE AND SIGNIFICANT, BUT COMPENSATION AND CURRICULUM.

AND SO MY FIRST QUESTION IS, CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG.

CURRICULUM IS COST NEUTRAL, CORRECT? AND JUST FOR JUST FOR REFERENCE FOR THE FOR THE PUBLIC, I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PUBLIC UNDERSTOOD THAT THIS WAS THE ANNUAL ITEM FOR THE BUDGET.

OVERALL, I THINK WE DOVE RIGHT IN AND IT SHOWS THE THE IMPACT ON THE OVERALL DISTRICT AS A AS A WHOLE.

BUT, DR.

BIRD. TRUSTEE DEIGAARD NEW CURRICULUM EUREKA CARNEGIE AMPLIFY THAT IS NO COST TO THE DISTRICT, THE TEA IS PAYING FOR THAT THIS YEAR.

WE DO HAVE NORMAL CURRICULUM CONSTRUCTION COSTS THAT WE SPEND EVERY YEAR TO ADOPT.

SO I UNDERSTAND, BUT THERE'S NO INCREASE.

SO ONE OF THE TWO MAJOR STRATEGIES YOU'RE BRINGING FORWARD THIS YEAR ARE CURRICULUM AND COMPENSATION.

CURRICULUM'S COST NEUTRAL COMPENSATION IS BIG.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER NEW EXPENDITURES YOU'RE BRINGING TO THE BOARD IN THIS BUDGET BESIDES COMPENSATION? NO. OKAY.

SO YOU ARE CONFIDENT THAT JUST THE RAISES AND THIS CHANGE IN COMPENSATION ARE GOING TO ACHIEVE DIFFERENT RESULTS FOR CHILDREN? OF COURSE, A LOT OF IT HAS TO DO WITH PRACTICE AS WELL BECAUSE THE CURRICULUM COMES ALONG WITH LOTS OF TRAINING, LOTS OF DEVELOPMENT.

SO TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, YES, BUT THERE ARE SOME UNDERLYING THINGS THAT WILL BE A PART OF WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE BECAUSE THE CURRICULUM, IMPLEMENTATION, TRAINING, FIDELITY IS GOING TO BE INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT WHEN IT'S ALL SAID AND DONE.

AND THAT'S KIND OF AN UNDERLYING PIECE OF OF IMPLEMENTING NEW CURRICULUM.

BUT IT'S ONE. I'M SORRY.

TRUSTEES ANYONE ELSE HAVE BUDGET QUESTIONS.

I WANTED TO DO A FOLLOW UP QUESTION FROM ONE OF THE SPEAKERS TODAY.

EXECUTIVE PAY HAS GONE UP 15% ACROSS THE BOARD.

WHAT WHAT IS THE STRATEGY BEHIND THAT? GLAD YOU ASKED THAT QUESTION.

IT'S A CONVERSATION THAT CHIEF GRANT SKINNER AND I HAVE HAD.

I'LL ALLOW CHIEF SKINNER TO SHARE SOME INSIGHT IN REFERENCE TO EXACTLY WHY THAT IS AND WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE.

SURE. THANK YOU. I MEAN, THE SHORT ANSWER TO THIS IS THAT THAT'S ACTUALLY NOT TRUE.

I DO KNOW THAT THE SLIDE IN THE LAST BUDGET WORKSHOPS PRESENTATION THAT SHOWS THE RANGES FOR EACH OF THE GRADES ON THE MASTER PAY TABLE INCREASED BY DIFFERENT PERCENTAGES FOR DIFFERENT GRADES.

AND YET THERE'S A SLIDE IN THE PRESENTATION FROM LAST THURSDAY AT SLIDE 28.

IT SHOWS HOW THE EFFECTIVE PERCENTAGE INCREASES SHOW UP FOR EMPLOYEES AT DIFFERENT GRADES ON THE MASTER PAY TABLE.

SO I WILL SUMMARIZE HERE WITH RESPECT TO THAT PARTICULAR COMMENT THAT IT'S NOT 15% FOR EXECUTIVE EMPLOYEES.

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP ACCOUNTS FOR ABOUT 1% OF THE TOTAL COST OF THE COMPENSATION PLAN THIS UPCOMING YEAR.

THE EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP PAY GRADES, WHICH ARE GRADES 34 AND ABOVE, ARE ON AVERAGE GETTING A 7% TO 8% INCREASE.

THAT'S SHOWN IN THAT PRESENTATION.

IT WAS SHOWN IN MATERIALS THAT WE PROVIDED TO THE BOARD AFTER THE BUDGET WORKSHOP AS WELL.

SO IT'S NOT ACTUALLY 15%.

AND WE'VE WE SHARED SOME DETAILS OF THIS IN THE BUDGET WORKSHOP.

I DID THE MATH AND I JUST DONE ONE AND IT WAS ABOUT 15%.

SO CAN YOU EXPLAIN TO ME HOW THAT'S NOT 15%? SURE. THE THE THE SCALES THAT YOU SEE ARE NOT THE SAME AS WHAT AN ACTUAL CURRENT EMPLOYEES INCREASE WILL BE.

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SO WE DEVELOPED WHAT THE ACTUAL EFFECTIVE INCREASE WOULD BE ACROSS THOSE GRADES BASED ON THE MARKET STUDY THAT WE DID, WE BASED ON THE RECENT HISTORY OF RAISES ACROSS DIFFERENT GROUPS, IT IS NOT 15% FOR.

OH YOU'RE SAYING THAT THE RANGE OF SALARY INCREASED, HOWEVER, AN INDIVIDUAL'S PAY IS NOT THE RANGE.

THAT'S CORRECT. OKAY.

UNDERSTOOD. THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE SANTOS THANK YOU.

PRESIDENT CRUZ. SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE, I BELIEVE I ASKED AT THE LAST BUDGET WORKSHOP FOR THAT DOLLAR AMOUNT AND I LOOKED AT THE Q&A AND DIDN'T FIND IT AND I BELIEVE I SENT A FOLLOW UP Q&A.

BUT I GUESS HOW MANY EMPLOYEES ARE ON PAY GRADE 34 AND UP? IT IS I'M NOT MAYBE $900,000 OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

I'LL SAY THAT THE AVERAGE DOLLAR AMOUNT INCREASE FOR EMPLOYEES WHO ARE IN THOSE EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP ROLES IS COMPARABLE TO THE AVERAGE DOLLAR AMOUNT INCREASE FOR A TEACHER NEXT YEAR.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. SURE.

TRUSTEE DEIGAARD [INAUDIBLE].

SO I'M GOING TO JUST GO BACK TO MY CORE ORIGINAL QUESTION, BECAUSE EVERYTHING ELSE IN THIS BUDGET IS EXACTLY THE SAME AS LAST YEAR EXCEPT FOR COMPENSATION.

WE KNOW WHAT THE RESULTS OF THAT BUDGET ARE, THAT STRATEGY IS.

SO WHAT? AND NOT A SINGLE QUESTION HAS EVER BEEN ANSWERED TO ME AND HERE IS WHAT THE STUDENT DATA TELLS US.

SO WHAT DATA WAS USED TO INFORMED THE RECOMMENDATION FOR THIS BUDGET SPECIFICALLY IN THE DATA PROVIDED THE EVIDENCE TO MAKE YOU BELIEVE THAT THESE ARE THE EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICES THAT WILL ACHIEVE OUR GOALS FOR ALL THE DISAGGREGATED STUDENT POPS.

THAT IS MY GOLDEN QUESTION BEFORE I CAN VOTE ON THIS.

THANK YOU FOR THAT QUESTION AND A PART OF WHEN WE TALK ABOUT STUDENT DATA.

OF COURSE, WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING BACK STUDENT DATA AROUND SOME OF THE PRACTICES THAT WERE PUT IN PLACE THIS SCHOOL YEAR TO TO UTILIZE IT AS A BASELINE.

SO THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT, YOU KNOW, WE CAN PROVIDE SOME DATA WITH DATA FOR.

ONCE WE GET STAAR DATA BACK, AND ASSESSMENT DATA BACK, THAT GIVES US A SOLID IDEA OF HOW THOSE PRACTICES WERE IMPLEMENTED AND WHAT DOES NEED TO BE MODIFIED AND COUPLED WITH WITH THE CURRICULUM AS WE AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

BUT WE ARE WORKING ON A, YOU KNOW, ANY AND EVERY OTHER TYPE OF INSIGHT THAT WE CAN PROVIDE YOU.

TRUSTEE DEIGAARD TO HOPEFULLY GET YOU TO A YES.

TOTALLY INFORMED BY STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT DATA.

SO THERE ARE A NUMBER OF [INAUDIBLE] SCHOOLS THAT ARE PERSISTENT [INAUDIBLE] SCHOOLS.

THOSE WERE THE PRIORITY SCHOOLS THAT ARE GETTING MATH AND READING CURRICULUM COMPLETELY INFORMED BY STUDENT DATA.

SO AND THEN WE HAD SOME CHOICE FOR OTHER SCHOOLS TO OPT IN, BUT ALSO THE AMOUNT OF TRAINING AND THE REORGANIZATION OF THE ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT IS ALSO BASED UPON DATA FROM TEACHERS THAT SAY THAT TRAINING HAS NOT BEEN EFFECTIVE IN THE PAST.

AND SO WE HAVE THAT WAS THE REASON FOR THE REORGANIZATION OF OUR ACADEMICS TO BETTER SERVE TEACHERS AGAIN BASED ON TEACHER DATA AS WELL AS STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT.

AND I ABSOLUTELY APPRECIATE THAT, BUT BECAUSE IT'S COST NEUTRAL I THINK IT'S A LITTLE LESS EMBEDDED IN MY DECISION PROCESS FOR THIS.

MY OTHER QUESTION AND CAN I WE GOT A SLIDE DECK.

AM I ALLOWED TO ABOUT THE FUTURE OF FINANCES? AM I ALLOWED TO ASK A QUESTION ABOUT THAT? OH, OKAY.

ON THIS SLIDE DECK, IS IT RELATED TO THE IS IT RELATED TO THE BUDGET? YES. IS THAT SLIDE DECK GOING TO BE A SLIDE DECK THAT'S PRESENTED NEXT WEEK, SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE? THIS WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS REQUESTED AND WE WANTED TO COME BACK AND PROVIDE IT AS IS AS QUICK AS POSSIBLE, ALMOST AS A AS A Q&A.

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SO WE WORK WITH A&M CLOSELY TO PROVIDE THAT INFORMATION IN TERMS OF THE FUTURE.

BUT IF IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE NEED TO PRESENT SO BASED ON THE WAY WE'RE POSTED, IF YOU CAN TIE THOSE QUESTIONS TO THE BUDGET, YOU CAN'T ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT THE SLIDE DECK ITSELF BECAUSE WE'RE NOT POSTED TO DISCUSS THE SLIDE DECK. BUT IF YOUR QUESTION IS RELATED TO THE BUDGET AS IT'S PRESENTED IN THE AGENDA ITEM AND YOU CAN WORK IT WITHIN THOSE CONFINES.

TRUSTEE WADE.

YES, THANK YOU. AND WHAT I WANT TO ASK IS SO IN THE DATA THAT WE RECEIVED DURING THE MONITORING, I KNOW THAT AND THIS MAY GO TO YOUR QUESTION, SUE, IS THE NUMBERS DIDN'T ALWAYS LOOK ACCURATE FROM THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR TO THE MIDDLE OF THE YEAR.

ACCURACY OF THAT TESTING, MEANING THE KIDS WEREN'T MAYBE STUDENTS WEREN'T TAKING THOSE TESTS.

SO IN LINE WITH THE BUDGET QUESTION THOSE THINGS WILL BE DEALT WITH DURING THIS ALIGNMENT TO GOALS ON THE BUDGET AND MEANING WE'RE GOING TO FOCUS ON TEACHERS GETTING THE RIGHT HELP IN MAKING THIS ARE THE RIGHT ASSISTANCE ON HOW TO MAKE THIS WORK BEST IN THIS BUDGET.

THIS IS PART OF THE PLAN.

YES. AND I HEARD A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT THINGS.

IT'S HARD TO UNDERSTAND WHAT I WAS TRYING TO SAY.

WELL, I THINK I UNDERSTAND YOU COMPLETELY IN REFERENCE TO INACCURACY AND OR NOT HAVING ALL THE DATA IN TERMS OF STUDENTS, BECAUSE THERE WERE SOME SITUATIONS.

BUT TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, THE IDEA IS TO ENSURE THAT WE HAVE THE RIGHT ACCOUNTABILITY IN PLACE AND EXPECTATIONS IN PLACE WHERE WE GET ALL STUDENTS TESTED AND WE HAVE A GOOD IDEA OF WHERE ALL STUDENTS ARE.

EVEN THOUGH WE HAD A MAJORITY, WE WENT OFF.

SO EXPECTATIONS WILL BE ADHERED TO MOVING FORWARD.

SO AND AGAIN, BACK TO SUE'S POINT.

SO THE BUDGET.

WILL YOU BELIEVE THE BUDGET THE DOLLAR AMOUNTS TO GO TO INCREASES IN TEACHER SALARIES, THEREFORE MAKING THEM MORE ACCOUNTABLE TO ALL THE THINGS THAT YOU'RE GOING TO DO TO GET KIDS SUCCESS BEYOND THEIR LIVELIHOODS.

THANK YOU. AND IT'S AN OVERALL, OF COURSE THAT'S PART OF IT.

BUT IT'S ALSO ABOUT RETENTION AS WELL OF STAFF.

AND LOOKING AT THE REGION AS A WHOLE IS MAKING CERTAIN THAT WE COMPETE WELL IN THE REGION.

SO IT'S IT'S STUDENT, YOU KNOW, STUDENT TEACHING AND LEARNING, BUT IT'S ALSO THE RETENTION SIDE OF THE HOUSE AS WELL.

OKAY. SO THANK YOU.

RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION.

TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ.

SO I HEARD ONE OF MY COLLEAGUES RIGHT NOW JUST MENTION ALIGNMENT TO BOARD GOALS.

I KNOW THAT AT LAST WEEK'S BUDGET MEETING I HEARD A FEW OF MY COLLEAGUES ECHO THAT SAME SENTIMENT.

LAST WEEK I'M HEARING IT AGAIN.

I KNOW THAT AT SOME POINT SINCE FEBRUARY, THERE WAS SOME EFFORT TO GIVE US HOW THE BUDGET ALIGNED TO OUR BOARD GOALS.

THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF MOVEMENT IN THE BUDGET SINCE THAT FIRST TIME.

AND SO I WOULD STILL LIKE TO SEE SOME THE WAY THAT OUR BUDGET ALIGNS TO OUR BOARD GOALS AND HOW SCHOOLS BUDGETS ALIGN TO BOARD GOALS.

BECAUSE I DON'T THINK THAT WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT AS OUR HISD BOARD GOALS IS TRICKLING DOWN TO SCHOOLS.

AND I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THAT ALIGNMENT IN OUR HISD BUDGET AND SCHOOLS BUDGET SO THAT WE KNOW THAT WE'RE ALL WORKING TOWARDS THE SAME GOALS.

YOU'RE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.

THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE SHOULD HAVE READY FOR YOU NEXT WEEK.

WE'RE CURRENTLY WORKING ON THAT SCAFFOLDING DOWN.

WE ALSO KIND OF, AS A REMINDER, MADE A CENTRAL OFFICE CUT, OF COURSE, OF $60 MILLION TO TO ALIGN WITH THE COLLECTIVE GOAL OF RIGHT SIZING THE THE DISTRICT. SO WE WE DEFINITELY HAVE THAT PIECE THAT WE'RE MAKING THE ALIGNMENTS WITH AND SHOULD HAVE THAT READY TO SHARE IT WITH YOU.

THANK YOU. TRUSTEE SANTOS.

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[INAUDIBLE] THANK YOU, SUPERINTENDENT.

HOUSE PRESIDENT CRUZ.

IS IT OKAY IF I LIST MY QUESTIONS AND THEN THE ADMINISTRATION BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO RUN OUT OF TIME.

I ALWAYS GO OVER TIME AND I WANT TO.

SO BAND UNIFORMS AND INSTRUMENTS, WHAT IS THE STATUS ON REPLACING THESE FOR ALL SCHOOLS? THEY ARE MANY HAVE BEEN ORDERED.

SO THERE'S LOTS OF SOME OF THEM HAVE COME IN.

THE REST OF THEM WILL BE COMING IN OVER THE SUMMER AND INTO THE NEXT YEAR, SCHOOL YEAR.

SO ALL SCHOOLS WILL YES, THEIR INSTRUMENTS WILL BE REPLACED, TOO.

THERE'S INSTRUMENT REPLACE, REPAIR AND JUST NEW INSTRUMENTS FOR SCHOOLS.

THANK YOU. THE WRAPAROUND DEPARTMENT, IS IT BEING PHASED OUT? IF SO, WHY IS IT? IS THE WRAPAROUND DEPARTMENT BEING PHASED OUT? [INAUDIBLE] RISE TRANSFORMATION, CAMPUSES.

WHAT IS THE STATUS ON THE WORKSHOP? BUDGET BREAKDOWN FOR THESE? HOW ARE WE USING DOLLARS EFFECTIVELY USING DOLLARS ON RISE CAMPUSES? RISE SPECIFICALLY DR.

WATTS, IF YOU DON'T MIND SHARING SOME INSIGHT IN REFERENCE TO [INAUDIBLE] I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAVE YOUR DOLLARS IN FRONT OF YOU, BUT IF YOU DON'T MIND UTILIZING YOUR BEST MEMORY, I'D APPRECIATE IT. SO IN MANY WAYS, THE RISE TRANSFORMATION EFFORT IS ALSO BUDGET NEUTRAL BECAUSE IT'S REPURPOSING ACHIEVE $180.

HOWEVER, I DO BELIEVE AND I DON'T HAVE IT IN FRONT OF ME, BUT I DID SUBMIT IT IN SOME Q&A MAYBE LAST WEEK THERE MIGHT BE AN INCREASE OF ABOUT $5 MILLION IN TERMS OF BUDGET.

THAT INCLUDES NOT ONLY THE RISE TRANSFORMATION BUT ALSO OUR MAGNET WORK.

I DON'T HAVE A STATUS ON THE I DON'T HAVE A STATUS ON THE WORKSHOP.

SO I GUESS MY NEXT QUESTIONS ARE ELECTIVES BEING PULLED OUT OF RISE SCHOOLS LIKE PATRICK HENRY? I HEAR THE MARIACHI PROGRAM IS BEING TAKEN OUT.

WHEATLEY THEY'RE NOT ELECTIVES.

[INAUDIBLE] NO, MA'AM.

ALONE. SO THERE'S NO THERE IS NO REMEDY TO NOT INCREASING INSURANCE PREMIUMS. FOR ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEES.

CHIEF REED IF YOU DON'T MIND, SHARE SOME MORE.

CHIEF GRANT-SKINNER, IF YOU DON'T MIND SHARING SOME INFORMATION HERE.

SURE, I WOULD.

SO, I MEAN, WE HEARD THE INPUT AND THE QUESTION AND WE BELIEVE IT MAKES SENSE TO PROVIDE SOME INCREASE IN 2023 FOR EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE DEPENDENTS ON THEIR PLAN TO AVOID WHAT OTHERWISE WOULD BE A MORE SIGNIFICANT INCREASE THE NEXT YEAR, REALLY TO PROVIDE SOME RAMP UP TO AN INCREASE THAT WE ANTICIPATE NEEDING IN 2024.

SOME SCHOOL DISTRICTS ACROSS THE STATE THEIR CENTRAL OFFICES HAVE GIVEN UP PART OF THEIR SALARIES TO KEEP TEACHERS AND TO GIVE THEM INCREASED BENEFITS.

AND THAT $1 MILLION DOLLARS JUST ALMOST IS APPROXIMATELY THE SAME THAT OF THE RAISES COMING OUT FOR PAY, GRADES 34 AND UP.

AND TO MY COLLEAGUE OR TO JUST THE SUPERINTENDENT, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE COMPENSATION PLAN.

HAVING EFFECTIVE TEACHERS AND NOT LONG TERM SUBS BY INCREASING COMPENSATION IS DEFINITELY PART OF OUR GOALS.

SO I LOOK FORWARD TO LIKE MAKING SURE THAT ALL OF OUR KIDS HAVE EFFECTIVE TEACHERS IN THE CLASSROOM AND NOT LONG TERM SUBS.

THANK YOU. AND JUST TO KIND OF GO BACK, I WAS GOING BACK ON EMAILS THIS MORNING.

I SENT A COUPLE I THINK A COUPLE OF YOU HAVE REFERENCED THE DECK THAT WAS SENT OUT THIS MORNING THAT WE CAN REVIEW NEXT WEEK.

BUT THERE WAS ACTUALLY A SECOND EMAIL THAT CAME OUT WITH I THINK FOUR OR FIVE ATTACHMENTS.

BUT THE LAST ATTACHMENT IN THAT EMAIL THAT CAME OUT, I THINK AT 7:04 THIS MORNING, DOES GIVE YOU THE ALIGNMENT THAT YOU HAD MENTIONED, TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ.

SO I WOULD REFER YOU BACK TO THAT WHEN I CAN RESEND IT IF YOU GUYS DIDN'T GET IT.

ANYONE ELSE ON THE BUDGET.

OKAY. I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THERE WAS ANYBODY ELSE.

I HAVE A FOLLOW UP.

ACTUALLY, I DIDN'T HAVE A QUESTION AROUND ONE OR TWO.

BUT YOU MENTIONED ABOUT, I THINK TRUSTEE SANTOS WAS ASKING ABOUT THE NEW INSTRUMENTS PER SCHOOL.

CAN YOU IS YOUR MIKE ON? CAN YOU SAY THAT AGAIN, PLEASE? WHAT YOU WERE SAYING THAT.

SO WE HAVE A GREAT I CAN'T REMEMBER THE DOLLAR AMOUNT, BUT IT'S TO REPAIR AND REPLACE INSTRUMENTS THAT ARE IN DISREPAIR OR BROKEN, TO PROVIDE NEW INSTRUMENTS TO SCHOOLS THAT HAVE GROWN, WHOSE PROGRAMS HAVE GROWN, OR WHO ARE JUST IN NEED OF NEW INSTRUMENTS AND TO REPLACE OR IN SOME CASES FOR THE FIRST TIME, PROVIDE BAND UNIFORMS TO

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STUDENTS WHO ARE IN MARCHING BANDS, AS WELL AS REPAIRING THEATERS AND STAGES AND DANCE STUDIOS.

ALL THAT IS FUNDING IS THROUGH ESSER.

IT'S ABOUT IT'S SOMEWHERE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF $24 MILLION DOLLARS.

I CAN'T REMEMBER. I CAN GET YOU THE EXACT AMOUNT.

AND WE CAN ALSO GET YOU A LIST OF SCHOOLS THAT HAVE ALREADY GOTTEN THE STUFF IN AND THE SCHOOLS THAT WERE WAITING FOR.

I'D APPRECIATE THAT. SURE.

CAN I ASK MY QUESTION NOW? SURE. I'D APPRECIATE THAT, BECAUSE IT'S ONE OF THE THINGS I'VE TALKED ABOUT CONTINUOUSLY, IS HAVING A PATHWAY FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL INTO HIGH SCHOOL AND GROWING THOSE PROGRAMS. BECAUSE I KNOW WE TALK ABOUT A LOT ABOUT ACADEMICS AND OBVIOUSLY THERE'S STILL SCHOLARSHIP AVAILABILITY IN A LOT OF THOSE PROGRAMS FROM THOSE SCHOOL PROGRAMS BECAUSE A LOT OF THOSE SOME OF THE SCHOOLS I HAVE ATTENDED THE GAMES AND I'VE ATTENDED QUITE A FEW OF THEM.

THEN THEY HAVE LESS THAN 20, 25 KIDS IN THE MARCHING BAND.

SO THAT'S WHY I WANTED TO CONCENTRATE ON GROWING THAT PROGRAM I MENTIONED ABOUT M.C.

WILLIAMS AND ANOTHER SCHOOL, ANOTHER SCHOOL THAT HAD BUCKETS FOR SO AND THAT'S WHY I TUNED INTO THAT WHEN TRUSTEE SANTOS ASKED ABOUT IT, CAN YOU PLEASE PROVIDE ME WITH WHO'S GOING TO GET THAT MONEY? SURE. AND PARTICULARLY THOSE THAT NEEDED THAT ADDITIONAL SUPPORT THAT HAD NOT? BECAUSE THERE ARE SCHOOLS THAT HAD THE MAGNET PROGRAM THAT DIDN'T HAVE THE FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR THE INSTRUMENTS NOR THE UNIFORMS. RIGHT. WE COULD PROVIDE THAT FOR YOU.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. AND PRESIDENT CRUZ, IF YOU DON'T MIND, TRUSTEE SANTOS ASKED I THINK HER THIRD QUESTION, WE DIDN'T HAVE A CHANCE TO GET TO IT, AND THAT WAS AROUND EMPLOYEE BENEFITS.

AND I KNOW THAT WE DID SOME EXTENSIVE RESEARCH AROUND THIS PIECE AND MADE A PARTICULAR DECISION.

BUT CHIEF GRANT-SKINNER, IF YOU DON'T MIND SHARING SOME ADDITIONAL INSIGHT AND REFERENCE TO THIS AND KIND OF WHY WE LANDED WHERE WE LANDED? SURE. THANK YOU. FIRST, I JUST WANT TO SHARE I THINK WE SHARED IN THE BUDGET WORKSHOP THIS AND JUST WANT TO REITERATE THAT THE WAY THAT WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO AVOID AN EMPLOYEE PREMIUM CONTRIBUTION INCREASE IN 2023 FOR 70% OF OUR EMPLOYEES FOR EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE EMPLOYEE ONLY PLANS.

AND THE WAY WE WERE ABLE TO LIMIT WHAT IT IS FOR THOSE WITH DEPENDENTS WAS LEVERAGING $12 MILLION DOLLARS OF ESSER FUNDS TO SUPPLEMENT WHAT THE DISTRICT ALREADY CONTRIBUTES TO THE HEALTH CARE PLAN.

SO I JUST WANT TO SHARE THAT THERE ARE CONTINUING INCREASES TO OUR HEALTH CARE COSTS.

AGAIN, LIKE ANY ORGANIZATION.

SO WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO BALANCE MINIMIZING WHAT EMPLOYEES HAVE TO EXPERIENCE IN THE NEAR TERM WHILE ALSO BEING RESPONSIBLE ABOUT WHAT'S LOOKING AHEAD.

I ALSO WANT TO GIVEN TRUSTEE SANTOS SHE SHARED THIS EXAMPLE OF ANOTHER DISTRICT AND HOW THEY'VE SOME EMPLOYEES.

I THINK YOU SAID CENTRAL OFFICE EMPLOYEES HAVE FORGONE INCREASES IN ORDER TO ALLOW FOR SOMETHING ELSE, LIKE LESS INCREASES TO HEALTH CARE COSTS.

SO I THINK I JUST WANT TO GIVE A COUPLE OF EXAMPLES OF WHAT IT ACTUALLY LOOKS LIKE IN OUR COMPENSATION PLAN FOR SOME CENTRAL OFFICE EMPLOYEES, BECAUSE I DON'T THINK WE'VE TAKEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE SOME OF THIS DETAIL HERE.

AS A PRECURSOR TO THIS I JUST WANT TO SAY, WE AGAIN, WE'VE PROPOSED A VERY BOLD PROPOSED AND UPDATED A VERY BOLD COMPENSATION PLAN.

IT'S A MUCH NEEDED COMPENSATION PLAN THAT UPGRADES WAGES AND SALARIES FOR EMPLOYEES ACROSS ALL EMPLOYEE GROUPS.

MANY OF OUR EMPLOYEE GROUPS HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY RAISE IN FIVE, SIX OR SEVEN YEARS.

AND GIVEN THAT WE'RE GETTING CLOSE TO THE BOARD'S MOMENT TO ADOPT THE BUDGET, I DO WANT TO JUST TAKE A MOMENT TO RECOGNIZE OUR GENERAL MANAGER ON OUR TEAM, BRIDGET MOORE. SHE'S SEATED HERE.

SHE AND HER TEAM HAVE DONE THE WORK TO DEVELOP THIS REALLY THOUGHTFUL PLAN.

SO A COUPLE OF THINGS.

JUST MORE THAN 60% OF OUR COMPENSATION PLAN COST IS DEVOTED TO TEACHERS, COUNSELORS, LIBRARIANS, SOCIAL WORKERS, SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS AND NURSES.

THIS IS A DISPROPORTIONATE INVESTMENT IN THOSE GROUPS.

WE SHARED HERE THAT THIS MEANS THAT WE'RE GIVING THE AVERAGE TEACHER MORE THAN MORE THAN A $7,000 INCREASE THIS YEAR.

THIS ADDS TO WHAT THIS BOARD DID THIS PAST YEAR WHEN YOU GAVE EVERY TEACHER A $2,500 INCREASE.

THE AVERAGE INCREASE FOR TEACHERS IS 11%.

WHERE WE ARE PRIORITIZING TEACHERS AND THOSE STAFF MEMBERS WHO ARE CLOSEST TO OUR STUDENTS EVERY DAY IN OUR COMPENSATION PLAN.

WE ALSO INVESTED IN THIS PLAN ABOUT $10 MILLION DOLLARS IN PRINCIPALS, APS AND DEANS, THESE OTHERS WHO ARE LEADING OUR SCHOOLS AT THE CAMPUS LEVEL EVERY DAY.

AND OF COURSE WE'VE SHARED HOW WE ARE UPDATING THE SUPPORT STAFF SALARY SCALES TO REALLY SPREAD OUT THOSE FOR, AGAIN, EIGHT PAY GRADES

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THAT HAVE BEEN ALL PAID AT THE SAME LEVEL FOR A LONG TIME.

SO I JUST WANT TO END WITH A COUPLE OF EXAMPLES OF WHAT IT REALLY LOOKS LIKE WHEN YOU LOOK AT THAT MIDDLE SECTION OF PEOPLE WHO ARE IN GRADES 22, UP TO 33.

THIS IS WE'VE SHARED WITH YOU, THIS IS THE GROUP OF PEOPLE ON THE MASTER PAY TABLE WHO WILL GET THE HIGHEST INCREASES NEXT YEAR.

THERE ARE ALSO THE PEOPLE ON THE MASTER PAY TABLE WHO HAVE OFTEN RECEIVED NO RAISE.

SO ONE EXAMPLE I HAD THE TEAM PULLED TODAY A HAZARDOUS MATERIAL INSPECTOR SOMEWHERE IN OUR OPERATIONS TEAM.

THEY'RE AT GRADE 22.

IN 2015, 2016, THIS INDIVIDUAL MADE $15.56 PER HOUR IN SIX YEARS SINCE THEN, THEIR WAGE INCREASE BY ONE DOLLARS AND $0.04 OR 6% IN SIX YEARS.

THAT MEANS THAT THEY MAKE TODAY IN A YEAR $2,186 MORE THAN WHAT THEY MADE SIX YEARS AGO.

WHILE SOME OF OUR OTHER EMPLOYEES WHO ARE MAKING THE MINIMUM WAGE HAVE HAD SALARIES, HAVE THEIR ANNUAL INCOME GO UP, $8,000 DOLLARS GO UP THEIR GRADES A LITTLE MORE.

SO A RECRUITER, A RECRUITER, IS SOMEONE WHO SERVES IN THE TALENT OFFICE THERE AT GRADE 27.

I TALKED TODAY TO A RECRUITER WHO'S BEEN WITH THE DISTRICT FOR FIVE YEARS ON MY TEAM.

IN THAT FIVE YEARS, THEY RECEIVED A $2,000 TOTAL SALARY INCREASE FROM ONE INCREASE THAT THE BOARD AUTHORIZED DURING THAT TIME.

SO FIVE YEARS OF WORK AND THEY'VE RECEIVED A $2,000 INCREASE.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT OUR VENDOR STUDY FOR ON COMPENSATION, THEY RECOMMENDED THAT THE RECRUITER SALARY GO UP BY 15,000 WHEN THEY COMPARED WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE IN OTHER DISTRICTS. AND THE FINAL EXAMPLE I'LL GIVE IS A SENIOR ENGINEER POSITION THAT FOCUSES ON I.T.

SECURITY. THIS IS A TIME WHEN PHISHING, RANSOMWARE, ALL OF THOSE THINGS ARE TOPICS IN ORGANIZATIONS ALL OVER.

THIS IS A GRADE 33.

IT'S ONE OF THOSE THAT LOOKS LIKE IT IS FARTHER REMOVED FROM STUDENTS.

IT'S SOMEONE WHO DOES MAKE A SIX FIGURE SALARY, AND YET THAT SALARY IS THE SAME EXACT SALARY THAT IT WAS IN 2016.

THE EMPLOYEE IS MAKING LITERALLY THE SAME SALARY AS SIX YEARS AGO, AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS ARE RECRUITING FOR THESE POSITIONS IN WAYS THAT WE HAVE TO COMPETE WITH.

SO I WOULD JUST EMPHASIZE, LIKE OUR COMPENSATION PLAN HAS A VALUE THAT EVERY EMPLOYEE IN HISD NEEDS AND DESERVES A RAISE.

IT WILL HELP US COMPETE.

IT WILL MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN FULFILL OUR STRATEGIC PLAN COMMITMENT TO MAKE THIS A GREAT PLACE FOR PEOPLE TO WORK AND GROW.

AND IT ALSO DEMONSTRATES TO EACH OF OUR EMPLOYEES THAT THEY ARE VALUED.

I DO WANT TO SAY, USING MY REMAINING TIME, I NEVER SAID THAT YOUR COMPENSATION WASN'T RIGHT.

THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN REMEDIED A LONG TIME AGO, BUT AS A BOARD, WE CAN ONLY MOVE FORWARD WITH THE INFORMATION THAT THE ADMINISTRATION GIVES US.

WE ONLY HAVE THAT INFORMATION TO GO ON.

SO IF IT WERE UP TO ME, THE MAJORITY OF OUR BUDGET WOULD BE HONORING EVERY SINGLE ONE OF OUR EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING OUR SUPERINTENDENT, AND TOP DOWN.

SO I'M JUST SAYING, I'M NOT NOT DOING THAT.

BUT I WOULDN'T BE ME IF I WASN'T FIGHTING FOR.

CAN I FINISH MY QUESTION? OKAY. YES.

YES. ALL RIGHT. SO, TRUSTEE BAKER.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. LET ME JUST SAY, I WAS VERY IMPRESSED WITH YOUR DYNAMIC STAFF, YOUR CABINET, THE SEVEN WORKSHOPS YOU HAD.

AND I NEVER HEARD ONE TIME THAT THE ADMINISTRATION SAID, I DON'T KNOW.

SO YOU GUYS WERE VERY DILIGENT IN YOUR BUDGET WORKSHOPS.

THANK YOU. AND I HAVE A QUESTION REGARDING SINCE THE LAST TIME WE MET, HAS THERE BEEN ANY EXTRA MONEY OR ANY RESOURCES ALLOCATED TO SECURITY? AND LAST QUESTION, IS THERE ANY HAS THERE BEEN ANY EXTRA MONEY OR MONEY SOURCES DEVELOPED FROM THE STATE THAT YOU CAN NOW APPLY TO THE BUDGET? WE ARE LOOKING AT REVIEWING SOME OF THE NEEDS IN REFERENCE TO SECURITY.

I'VE HAD A SIT DOWN CONVERSATION WITH OUR CHIEF OF POLICE TO TALK ABOUT WHAT SOME OF THOSE NEEDS ARE AND TO LOOK AT WHAT FUNDING STREAMS MIGHT BE UTILIZED, WHETHER IT MAY BE ESSER.

I ACTUALLY HAD A VERY SHORT CONVERSATION WITH TRUSTEE BRIDGET WADE AROUND SOME POTENTIAL STATE FUNDING AS WELL.

SO WE ARE LOOKING AT SOME ITEMS THAT I BELIEVE ARE OUR NEEDS FOR LAW ENFORCEMENT AND SECURITY.

BUT I THINK MAJORLY, AS WE LOOK AT THIS FROM AN INFRASTRUCTURE STANDPOINT, A BOND IS WHERE WE GET OUR BIGGEST BANG FOR OUR BUCK.

AND THAT SHOULD AND WILL BE REFLECTIVE WHEN THE BOND OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE COMES BACK TOGETHER AND STARTS TO MEET.

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THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

TRUSTEE BLUEFORD-DANIELS.

I KNOW YOU DIDN'T FINISH.

SORRY, WE. NO, I DIDN'T.

WE WENT FROM ONE SUBJECT TO ANOTHER AND I JUST KIND OF GOT LOST IN THE SHUFFLE.

BUT I'M BEING OBEDIENT, TRYING TO BE ANYWAY.

PART OF THAT INCREASE WE WERE TALKING ABOUT AS FAR AS THE BUDGET, DOES THAT INCLUDE TEACHER ASSISTANCE? THAT INCLUDES ALL ALL POSITIONS ESSENTIALLY ACROSS THE BOARD.

BUT, YES, CHIEF GRANT-SKINNER, IF YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE SOME ADDITIONAL INSIGHTS.

SO THE TEACHING ASSISTANT WAGE IS GOING UP 12% THIS SUMMER.

OK OK. WELL, YOU KNOW, I WASN'T HERE LAST WEEK, SO I WANTED TO MAKE SURE AND ASK THAT QUESTION.

AND YOU MENTIONED ABOUT THE UNIFORMS, SOME OF THE SCHOOLS THAT DON'T HAVE UNIFORMS. GETTING UNIFORMS WITH THIS ESSER FUNDS.

YOU MEAN BAND UNIFORMS? I'M SORRY. BAND UNIFORMS, YES.

THAT'S ACTUALLY IN MOTION.

MANY OF THOSE ORDERS HAVE COME IN ALREADY.

AND IF THEY HAVEN'T COME IN, THEY SHOULD BE COMING IN BEFORE SUMMER SO THAT SOME OF THOSE UNIFORMS CAN BE ARRIVING THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER AND EARLY START OF THE YEAR. IS THERE A FOLLOW UP TO ENSURE THAT THOSE THAT DON'T HAVE THEM ARE TAKING THE OPPORTUNITY TO ORDER THEM? I THINK ALL SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN CLEARLY ARTICULATED TO IN TERMS OF THE OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE FORWARD AND MAKE THOSE ORDERS. SO I WOULD BE VERY SURPRISED BECAUSE MOST SCHOOLS ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THAT, THAT OPPORTUNITY TO ESSENTIALLY HAVE THAT TAKEN CARE OF.

SO AGAIN, WOULD BE VERY SURPRISED IF THAT'S A MISSED OPPORTUNITY THAT IS NOT BEING TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF.

AND I APPRECIATE THAT. AND I WANT TO TELL YOU, THANK YOU FOR COMING TO VISIT LAMAR AND FLEMING FOR THE WIZ.

IT WAS A WONDERFUL PRODUCTION AND I HOPE THAT FROM THAT YOU BROUGHT BACK THAT THEY DIDN'T HAVE A VIDEO SCREEN.

THEY HAD TO USE SHEETS FOR THEIR REFLECTION, VIDEO REFLECTION.

SO PART OF THE ESSER FUNDING IS TO REPAIR AUDITORIUMS, TO LIGHTINGS, CURTAINS, THOSE KINDS OF THINGS.

I JUST WANT TO THROW THAT OUT THERE. IN CASE YOU DIDN'T KNOW, IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL, BEAUTIFUL PROGRAM.

TRUSTEE GUIDRY.

JUST REAL QUICK.

MR. SKINNER MENTIONED A BRIDGET MOORE WHO WORKED ON THE.

AND HE SAID, SHE'S HERE.

CAN WE PLEASE SEE WHO SHE IS? YES. SHE HAS ON RED AND BLACK NEXT TO.

WE JUST DON'T GET TO, YOU KNOW, MEET THESE PEOPLE.

SO I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO'S WORKING ON.

TRUSTEE DEIGAARD.

THANK YOU. SO THIS BUDGET WILL LEAVE US WITH A DEFICIT OF $104 MILLION DOLLARS? CHIEF REED IF YOU'D MIND SHARING THE SPECIFICS AROUND THE ADJUSTED DEFICIT.

YEAH, IT'S ACTUALLY RIGHT AT $101 MILLION DOLLARS, BUT WE EXPECT AROUND 70 MILLION IN FALLOUT MAINLY FROM SALARY VACANCIES THAT WILL, WE KNOW WILL OCCUR THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

SO IT'S ABOUT $30 MILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT AT YEAR END.

AM I JUST NOT READING THIS CORRECTLY THAT THIS IS 104 MILLION.

ON PAGE TWO OF THREE OF THE RECOMMENDED BUDGET, KIND OF TOWARDS THE ALMOST TOWARDS THE BOTTOM OF THE PAGE.

SO THAT'S NOT THE ATTACHMENT I'M LOOKING AT IN THE OK.

SO I'M IN THE MEETING PORTAL.

DON'T TAKE THIS FROM MY TIME PULLING UP.

BOARD SERVICES CAN YOU PULL UP THE PAGE TWO OF THREE OF THE AGENDA ITEM.

SO A TO B RECOMMENDED BUDGET HAS ONE PAGE.

OH I SEE WHAT YOU ARE SAYING.

THAT IS YOU'VE GOT TO KEEP GOING AND INCLUDE THE OTHER FINANCING SOURCES WHICH IS TRANSFERS IN TRANSFERS OUT.

OKAY. THANK YOU.

SO NOW OKAY SO THE 100.7 MILLION, SO ROUGHLY 101 MILLION IS THE STRUCTURAL DEFICIT THAT THIS BUDGET WILL LEAVE US WITH.

IS THAT BEFORE OR AFTER ESSER FUNDS? GOOD QUESTION. SO BUILT IN THIS BUDGET AND WE TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT IT AT LAST WEEK'S WORKSHOP, THERE IS $50 MILLION DOLLARS IN ESSER INDIRECT COST REVENUES.

SO IN OUR REVENUES THERE'S 50 MILLION.

AND THEN WE HAVE $52 MILLION DOLLARS IN EXPENDITURES THAT WE WILL TRANSFER OUT.

SO.

AFTER YOU'VE INCLUDED THE ESSER DOLLARS, WE STILL HAVE $101 MILLION DOLLAR STRUCTURAL DEFICIT.

THAT'S CORRECT. THE AVAILABLE FUND BALANCE OR THE UNASSIGNED FUND BALANCE LIKE MONEY YOU COULD USE TO BALANCE THAT OUT.

WILL WE STILL BE WITHIN WHAT POLICY REQUIRES? WE WILL. HOW MUCH WILL WE BE OVER WHAT POLICY REQUIRES?

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WE WILL BE.

ABOUT 70 MILLION.

OKAY. AND THEN WHAT WILL OUR STRUCTURAL, IF NOTHING ELSE, CHANGES IF THIS IS THE BUDGET WE HAVE FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS, WHAT WILL OUR STRUCTURAL DEFICIT BE? WHAT WILL THE CLIFF LOOK LIKE IN TWO YEARS WHEN ESSER IS GONE? I DON'T HAVE THAT NUMBER SITTING IN FRONT OF ME.

BUT THAT IS ALSO DEPENDENT, OF COURSE, ON ANY OTHER INCREASES WE ADD OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS AND OR WHAT? LET'S SAY OUR REVENUE STAYS THE SAME.

LET'S SAY ALL OF OUR EXPENSES STAY THE SAME.

IF THIS BUDGET PASSES, WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE IN TWO YEARS WHEN THE CLIFF RUNS OUT? THAT'S THE OTHER QUESTION I NEED TO UNDERSTAND IS WHAT IS THE STRUCTURAL DEFICIT THAT WE'RE REALLY CREATING IN THIS ABSENT ESSER DOLLARS TO SUSTAIN OVER TIME? I RECOGNIZE THAT THINGS ARE GOING TO BE BROUGHT TO US OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS.

BUT I CAN'T YOU KNOW, I DON'T KNOW WHAT FUTURE BOARDS ARE GOING TO DECIDE TO DO WITH THOSE OR WHAT'S GOING TO BE BROUGHT TO ME.

I ONLY KNOW WHAT I HAVE IN FRONT OF ME TODAY.

SO I NEED TO KNOW THAT AS WELL.

AND THEN ON THIS, THANK YOU FOR BRINGING BACK UP THE 60 MILLION IN CENTRAL OFFICE CUTS WERE THOSE ACROSS THE BOARD OR IF THEY WEREN'T ACROSS THE BOARD PERCENTAGE, WHAT STUDENT DATA WAS USED TO INFORM AND WHAT EVIDENCE IN THAT DATA WAS USED TO INFORM THAT THOSE WERE THE RIGHT CUTS TO MAKE? YES, THEY WERE ACROSS THE BOARD, BUT THERE WAS NOT A SPECIFIC PERCENTAGE.

INITIALLY, WE LOOKED AT THAT AS A POSSIBILITY.

BUT WHEN WE SAT DOWN AND REALLY LOOKED, FOR EXAMPLE, WE LOOKED AT FINANCE AND WE LOOKED AT ALSO LAW ENFORCEMENT AND WE JUST FELT LIKE WE COULDN'T MAKE CUTS THERE.

WE ALSO LOOKED AT OPERATIONS AS WELL AND MADE SOME DECISIONS TO DECREASE.

OUR NUMBER WAS ABOUT 15% PER DEPARTMENT INITIALLY, BUT WE DID PULL BACK AS WE LOOKED AT LOOKED AT PRIORITIES AND WHAT WE JUST COULD NOT AFFORD TO LOSE.

SO FOR EXAMPLE, TEACHING AND LEARNING TOOK A TOOK A BIGGER HIT.

LET ME CLARIFY MY QUESTION.

WHAT DATA DID YOU USE AND WHAT EVIDENCE IN THAT DATA INFORMED YOUR DECISION? SURE. SO, DR.

BIRD, IF YOU DON'T MIND SHARING INSIGHT HERE, BECAUSE I KNOW IT'S SOMETHING THAT YOU AND I HAVE HAVE TALKED ABOUT.

YEAH. SO I THINK NOT THINK I KNOW THAT WHEN WE WERE LOOKING AT MAKING REDUCTIONS IN ACADEMICS, WE WERE ALSO DOING IT THROUGH A RESTRUCTURING BASED UPON THE STUDENT DATA, AS I TALKED ABOUT EARLIER, THE KNOWLEDGE THAT WE WERE ADOPTING NEW CURRICULUM OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS AND THE CHANGES WE WOULD NEED TO MAKE.

AND I LOOKED AT, YOU KNOW, PERSISTENT D AND F CAMPUSES AS WELL AS, YOU KNOW, THE PERFORMANCE DISCUSSIONS WE HAVE HERE EVERY MONTH.

I'M LOOKING AT POINT AT THAT SCREEN BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE I SEE THE DATA COME UP.

SO HOW WE'RE GOING TO WHAT'S THE STRATEGY FOR IMPROVING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT OVERALL? SO I LOOKED AT OUR ASSESSMENT PRACTICES.

WE WERE ABLE TO SAVE SOME MONEY THAT WAY BY REDUCING THE NUMBER OF ASSESSMENTS AND ALSO BUT SMARTER, WORKING SMARTER.

AND THEN WE LOOKED AT HOW WE COULD SOME THINGS WE JUST WE MOVED TO ESSER BECAUSE THERE WERE ONE TIME COSTS THAT WAS.

SO THAT'S SOME OF THIS THAT WE'RE ABLE TO SAVE.

WE WERE ABLE TO DO MORE BECAUSE WE HAD A CERTAIN, LIKE, FOR EXAMPLE, THE FINE ARTS MONEY WHERE THAT WAS DEFINITELY DATA DRIVEN BECAUSE WE WANT TO HAVE EQUITY ACROSS OUR SYSTEM FOR STUDENTS. SO I WOULD SAY ALL THE REDUCTIONS WE'VE MADE IN ACADEMICS WERE BASED UPON RESTRUCTURING, KNOWING THAT WE HAD TO IMPROVE STUDENT OUTCOMES.

AND HOW COULD WE DO THAT WITH MAYBE FEWER PEOPLE BUT WORKING IN A MORE ALIGNED WAY? SO I ALIGNED MY ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE TO DR.

WATTS IN THE SCHOOL'S OFFICE. SO WHEREAS WE USED TO HAVE ONLY TEACHER DEVELOPMENT SPECIALIST PRACTICALLY SERVING REALLY THE ACHIEVE 180 SCHOOLS.

WITH THE REALIGNMENT EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE FEWER PEOPLE WHERE WE HAVE THEM ALIGNED TO EACH OFFICE IN THE SCHOOL'S OFFICE SO THAT EVERY CAMPUS WILL HAVE ACCESS TO THOSE PEOPLE.

ANOTHER EXAMPLE IS THAT DDIS THIS IS THE DATA DRIVEN INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIALIST AND DR.

MATNEY'S OFFICE. WE ALSO REALIGNED THOSE.

THERE ARE A COUPLE FEWER OF THEM, BUT WE ALSO REALIGNED THEM SO EVERY SCHOOL WILL HAVE ACCESS TO AND OUR GOAL IS REALLY TO BUILD CAPACITY.

SO WE CAN'T BE THE FIREMEN THAT COME IN AND RESCUE.

WE HAVE TO BUILD CAPACITY ON CAMPUSES AND WE CAN'T YOU KNOW, WE CAN'T RELY ON CONSULTANTS.

THAT'S ANOTHER THING WE ARE REDUCING OUR RELIANCE ON.

SO WE'RE TRAINING OUR PEOPLE, PUTTING INVESTMENTS IN OUR PEOPLE SO THAT WE CAN HAVE BUILD CAPACITY AT SCHOOLS.

SO ALL OF THAT IS REALLY DATA USE WAS USED TO INFORM THAT.

I VERY MUCH APPRECIATE YOUR RESPONSE.

I REALLY WAS LOOKING FOR MORE BROAD FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT, BUT THANK YOU FOR YOUR THOROUGHNESS.

I APPRECIATE IT. TRUSTEE GUIDRY.

AS FOLLOW UP TO TRUSTEE DEIGAARD'S DEFICIT QUESTION.

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NOW I WILL REFER TO THAT FINANCIAL SLIDE WE RECEIVE.

IS THAT STRATEGIC PLAN DESIGNED TO REDUCE THE DEFICIT? BECAUSE WHEN I WAS LOOKING AT IT, THAT'S KIND OF WHAT I GOT OUT OF IT.

AM I LOOKING AT IT WRONG? THAT'S THE WHOLE IDEA.

TRUSTEE GUIDRY WHAT WE HEARD FROM TRUSTEES IS WE NEED A TIMELINE AND WE NEED A PLAN AND A REFERENCE TO AND SO THAT THE WORK THAT WENT INTO THAT IS REFLECTIVE OF WHAT WE HEARD FROM THE BOARD.

AND I LOOK FORWARD TO A PRESENTATION OF IT.

I THOUGHT IT WAS EXTREMELY INTERESTING AND INSIGHTFUL AND FUTURE MOVING FORWARD.

SO I DO I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A PRESENTATION ON THAT IF POSSIBLE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

TRUSTEE WADE.

I'LL KEEP THIS SHORT.

I GUESS MY I'M GOING TO HAVE TO RELY ON MY TRUST AND FAITH THAT GOING FORWARD AND ACCORDING TO THE PLAN THAT YOU HAVE PRESENTED TO US CONFIDENTIALLY, THAT IN THAT PLAN YOU WILL ABIDE, THAT THE ADMINISTRATION WILL ABIDE BY THE DEFICIT REDUCTION PLAN THAT'S THERE.

AND THAT IS THAT WHEN THE PRESSURES MOUNT, THAT WE WILL STAND BY THE DECISIONS THAT ARE MADE TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY.

SO I'LL JUST SAY THAT IN MY FAITH THAT THAT WILL HAPPEN IN ORDER TO APPROVE THIS BUDGET.

AND I APPRECIATE THAT BECAUSE I THINK COLLECTIVELY AS A TEAM OF TEN, THERE WILL BE DECISIONS THAT ADMINISTRATION HAS TO MAKE.

THERE WILL BE DECISIONS THAT THE BOARD WILL HAVE TO MAKE AS WELL.

SO I APPRECIATE THAT ADHERENCE TO WHAT THIS PROCESS WILL LOOK LIKE, BECAUSE THERE WILL BE TOUGH DECISIONS THAT WILL HAVE TO BE MADE OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS. AND I HAVE THE LAST QUESTIONS.

SO BASED ON THIS DOCUMENT, WE GOT GOAL BUDGET ALIGNMENT FOR TRUSTEES.

WHAT I'M WONDERING IS THERE'S A LONG LIST FOR EACH GOAL.

AND THANK YOU FOR THAT INFORMATION.

YOU KNOW, JUST KIND OF BASED ON A LOT OF THE THEME AROUND THE ALIGNMENT TO THE BOARD GOALS AND ENSURING THAT, YOU KNOW, THE STRATEGY BEHIND IT. I GUESS MY FOLLOW UP QUESTION TO THIS LIST IS YOU KNOW HOW, I GUESS. LIKE, IF THERE'S LET ME GIVE AN EXAMPLE.

GOAL NUMBER ONE. SO THIS WOULD BE ON PAGE TWO OF THE DOCUMENT.

THERE'S A LIST OF READING INTERVENTIONS, INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS ALLOTMENT, YOU KNOW, FROM ESSER MONEY, CENTRALIZED TITLE ONE PROGRAMING ALLOCATIONS.

WHAT DATA ARE YOU USING OR HOW ARE YOU GOING TO ALLOCATE THIS IN ORDER TO MEET, LIKE I'M THINKING ABOUT THE STUDENT TARGETS, THE STUDENT GROUP TARGETS WITHIN OUR BOARD GOALS? I KNOW YOU ALL TALKED ABOUT THE RISK FACTOR, BUT HOW DOES THAT ALIGN TO MAKING SURE THAT I'M THINKING ABOUT TRUSTEE BLUEFORD-DANIELS' JARS, RIGHT, THAT ALL STUDENT GROUPS ARE ARE MEETING THE TARGETS? TELL ME WHAT YOUR QUESTION IS? MY JARS. [LAUGHTER] I KIND OF WENT ALL OVER THE PLACE.

SO BASICALLY, HOW ARE YOU GOING TO LIKE HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT THESE EVERYTHING LISTED HERE IS ACTUALLY NOT JUST GOING TO MEET THE GOALS, BUT HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT THAT'S GOING TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL THE STUDENT TARGET GROUPS ARE MEETING THEIR TARGETS? LIKE HOW ARE YOU ALLOCATING IT? I'M ASSUMING THAT IT'S NOT ONE SIZE FITS ALL.

RIGHT. WHAT THIS DOCUMENT IS, IS REALLY JUST THE ALIGNMENT.

AND, OF COURSE, WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR PROGRAMS AS WE'VE PRESENTED BEFORE TO ENSURE THAT WE NEED TO CONTINUE OR PULL BACK ON A PARTICULAR PROGRAM, A PARTICULAR VENDOR, A TUTORING SERVICE, WHATEVER IT MAY BE.

SO THIS IS JUST THE ALIGNMENT THAT'S BROKEN DOWN.

BUT WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO MONITOR.

AND WE'VE TALKED CLOSELY ABOUT WHAT THAT MONITORING WILL LOOK LIKE, WHETHER IT BE VENDORS AND HAVING, YOU KNOW, VENDOR EXPECTATION MEETINGS OR BUT CONSISTENTLY AND I GO BACK BECAUSE A LOT OF THESE THINGS ARE INSTRUCTIONAL.

SO DR. BIRD, YOU WANT TO SHARE SOME INSIGHT IN REFERENCE TO WHAT THAT MONITORING.

SURE. EXPECTATION WILL LOOK LIKE.

SO THERE'S SOME MONITORING WE'RE DOING AND EVALUATION OF HOW THINGS ARE WORKING, HOW IT'S MOVING, STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT OR NOT.

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YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES IT'S NOT AS EASY TO MAKE A CORRELATION DIRECTLY LIKE THIS TUTORING PROGRAM MOVED DATA.

THAT'S SOMETIMES THOSE ARE HARDER CORRELATIONS TO DRAW, HOWEVER WE ARE.

THAT'S WHY I LOOKED AT OUR FULL ASSESSMENT PROGRAM AND WE REALLY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE GETTING THE LIKE USING THE CURRICULUM EMBEDDED ASSESSMENTS IN THE CURRICULUM WE'RE ADOPTING. FOR THOSE SCHOOLS WHO ARE NOT ADOPTING NEXT YEAR WE'VE REALIGNED THE SCOPE AND SEQUENCE.

SO THERE IT MATCHES THE SCHOOLS THAT ADOPT.

SO WE CAN GET REALLY GOOD INTERIM ASSESSMENT DATA FROM THOSE SCHOOLS THAT IS USABLE BY TEACHERS TO IMPACT IMPROVEMENT.

WE WILL ANY TIME PEOPLE BRING TO ME A PROPOSAL FOR I WANT TO USE THIS VENDOR.

MY FIRST QUESTION IS, IS THERE A THIRD PARTY RESEARCH VALIDATED STUDY THAT IS EFFECTIVE? SO THAT'S MY FIRST QUESTION.

I THINK THE ONE THING WE DO HAVE TO KEEP IN MIND, THOUGH, IS THAT MANY OF THE VENDORS THAT YOU ALL HAVE APPROVED OR THAT HAVE BEEN APPROVED, YOU KNOW, ON THOSE PROJECTS ARE SCHOOL BASED. SO SCHOOLS ARE USING THEIR PUA DOLLARS SO THAT IS A LITTLE HARDER.

THAT'S WHY WE WANT TO REALLY OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS ALIGN AND SAY THIS IS THE APPROVED LIST.

THESE ARE THE APPROVED PROGRAMS FOR INTERVENTION, FOR EXAMPLE, THAT YOU CAN USE BECAUSE WE KNOW THEY'RE RESEARCH BASED AND THEY HAVE EVIDENCE THAT THEY WORK.

SO I WOULD SAY IT'S GOING TO BE A WORK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS BECAUSE THERE'S LOTS OF VENDORS OUT THERE THAT PEOPLE USE.

THANK YOU FOR THAT EXPLANATION. AND I THINK, YEAH, REGARDLESS IF IT'S SCHOOL BASED OR NOT, STILL HAVING THAT MECHANISM OF EVALUATION.

SO I APPRECIATE THAT INSIGHT, MR. HOUSE, THAT YOU SHARED.

AND OK.

I ONLY DID ONE ROUND, SO I'M JUST GOING TO ASK JUST LIKE A COUPLE MORE CLARIFYING QUESTIONS.

ARE WE STILL ON SO THE FUNCTION 11 AND I ASKED THIS BECAUSE WE GET A BUNCH OF AMENDMENT EVERY MONTH AND IT SEEMS LIKE THAT'S ALWAYS THE BUCKET THAT GETS TAKEN OUT OF. SO FOR MY UNDERSTANDING, THAT'S THE BUCKET OF MONEY, KIND OF LIKE THE DEFAULT FOR SCHOOLS AND THEN PRINCIPALS CAN MOVE AROUND.

AND THAT'S KIND OF JUST LIKE THE BIGGEST BUCKET, I GUESS.

HELP ME UNDERSTAND WHERE THAT GOES.

CHIEF REED.

YEAH, THAT'S HARD TO IT IS HONESTLY HARD TO SAY.

RIGHT? BECAUSE THAT IS IN THE PAST, THAT REALLY HAS BEEN WHERE PRINCIPALS HAVE KIND OF JUST PUT FUNDS OR PUT IN SUPPLIES IN FUNCTION 11 AND THEY'LL MOVE IT THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

YOU KNOW, IT'S HARD TO TELL IF THEY'VE PUT MORE IN 23 THIS YEAR, SO THEY DON'T HAVE TO DO THAT.

BUT THAT'S IT'S ON EACH PRINCIPAL ON WHERE THEY WHAT FUNCTION THEY PUT IT IN.

SO THERE'S NOT A NORM OR POLICY AROUND THAT.

OKAY. SO BUT WHAT I WILL SAY IS IN THE DECK THAT WE SENT YOU ALL, THERE IS AN EXPECTATION FOR TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT, SPECIFICALLY FOR PRINCIPALS TO BUILD THAT CAPACITY.

WE HEARD THAT LOUD AND CLEAR.

AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT IS BUILT INTO NOT ONLY THE TIMELINE, BUT THE EXPECTATIONS AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

OK THAT'S VERY HELPFUL EXPLANATION BECAUSE I TOTALLY SUPPORT PRINCIPALS HAVING AUTONOMY, BUT I THINK THERE DEFINITELY NEED TO BE GUARDRAILS AND PROTOCOLS IN PLACE.

SO. AND JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU TO CHIEF GRANT-SKINNER FOR THAT EXPLANATION OF THE MASTER PAY TABLE, BECAUSE I THINK WHEN WE ALL DID THE MATH, WE WERE KIND OF LIKE, OH, SO THAT WAS REALLY HELPFUL.

AND I KNOW IT WAS A THOROUGH EXPLANATION, BUT DO APPRECIATE IT.

AND ALL RIGHT, SO I SEE NO ONE ELSE IN THE QUEUE SO WE CAN GO ON TO B ONE.

AUTHORIZATION TO INITIATE REQUESTS FOR QUALIFICATIONS.

PROCESS FOR OUTSOURCING DISTRICT AUDITS.

TRUSTEE DEIGAARD.

SO AS THE CHAIR OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE, I JUST WANTED TO GIVE A BRIEF EXPLANATION OF WHAT THIS AGENDA ITEM IS ABOUT, BECAUSE I KNOW THAT THE DISTRICT'S NOT TOO DISTANT HISTORY YOU KNOW THIS ITEM MIGHT MAKE PEOPLE SQUIRM A LITTLE BIT.

SO THE AUDIT COMMITTEE HAS BEEN FOR THE PAST FOUR PLUS YEARS WORKING ON IMPROVING AND STRENGTHENING OUR AUDIT FUNCTION, AND IT HAS GROWN SIGNIFICANTLY IN A POSITIVE DIRECTION OVER THOSE YEARS.

BUT WE HAVE SOME ADDITIONAL GROWTH THAT WE WANT TO DO.

AND SO WE ARE CONSIDERING LOOKING TO OUTSOURCE THE AUDIT FUNCTION OF THE DISTRICT THAT WE HAVE NOT MADE THE DECISION YET.

THIS IS JUST THE FIRST OF MANY STEPS OF A PROCESS FOR US TO MAKE THIS CONSIDERATION, GATHER MORE INFORMATION TO SEE WHO OUT THERE COULD BE QUALIFIED AND INTERESTED AND WITHIN OUR BUDGET TO DO THIS WORK FOR US.

AND SO JUST WANTED TO GIVE A BRIEF EXPLANATION TO MY COLLEAGUES AND THE PUBLIC OF WHY THIS AGENDA ITEM IS HERE.

AND IT IS FUNDAMENTALLY AN INTENTION TO MAKE SURE THAT WE STRENGTHEN THIS FUNCTION FOR THE DISTRICT.

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ALL RIGHT. H 2 TRUSTEE GUIDRY.

THANK YOU AND THANK YOU ALL FOR RESPONDING TO THE Q&A ON THIS MATTER.

AND I JUST HAVE A COUPLE OF FOLLOW UP QUESTIONS.

AND WILL HISD RECEIVED THE REPORTS FROM THE RESULTS OF THESE TESTINGS? JUST TO CLARIFY FOR THE PUBLIC AS WELL WHAT THIS IS.

SO THEY'RE UP TO SPEED. THIS IS THIS ITEM WILL ALLOW THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON ENVIRONMENT QUALITY TO USE THE PROPERTY AT WORTHING TO SPECIFICALLY TEST FOR LEVEL OF GROUNDWATER CONTAMINATION ASSOCIATED WITH OLD GAS STATION THAT WAS LOCATED ACROSS THE STREET.

AND YOUR QUESTION WAS, WILL THE RESULTS BE SHARED? YEAH. BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO USE UP MY TIME.

AND CHIEF PAUL, IF YOU DON'T MIND SHARING SOME INSIGHT HERE AROUND THE ACTUAL RESULTS.

TRUSTEE GUIDRY, WE CAN DEFINITELY ASK FOR A COPY OF IT AND WE'LL REACH OUT TO THEM TO MAKE SURE THAT THE DISTRICT DOES HAVE A COPY ON FILE.

OKAY. AND SO COULD WE ALSO ASK THEM IF IT DOES AFFECT OUR CHILDREN AT WORTHING, I'D LIKE TO KNOW WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR WATER AT WORTHING IS CLEAN AND SAFE FOR THE CHILDREN TO OBTAIN.

AND THEN THE OTHER QUESTION I HAD WAS WITH RESPECT TO LOCATION, BECAUSE I ASK ON THE MAP TO SHOW ME EXACTLY WHERE IT WAS GOING TO BE.

AND ONE OF THE REASONS IS I WANT TO MAKE SURE, BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW THE TIMING OF WHEN THEY'RE GOING TO DO THIS.

SO IF SCHOOL IS STARTING, WE DON'T WANT BIG TRUCKS OUT THERE.

CAN WE FIND OUT WHEN? BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT AN ENCROACHMENT ON INGRESS AND EGRESS OF OUR CHILDREN GETTING IN AND OUT OF SCHOOL.

THAT LITTLE THAT STREET IS ALREADY, YOU KNOW, A LITTLE TIGHT.

AND TO HAVE TRUCKS DRILLING AND ENCROACHING UPON THE ENTRANCE, WHICH IS RIGHT NEAR THE ENTRANCE OF THE SCHOOL, STARTING SCHOOL IS ALREADY A LITTLE HECTIC.

SO IF WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TRUCKS OUT THERE, CAN WE ASK THEM DURING SCHOOL TIME, ESPECIALLY WHEN THE CHILDREN ARE ARRIVING AND WHEN THEY'RE LEAVING IF WE COULD HAVE THE TRUCKS NOT BE AT IN FRONT OF THE SCHOOL AT THAT TIME? WE WILL DEFINITELY DO OUR BEST TO COORDINATE WITH THEM AND MAKE SURE THAT THE SCHOOL DAY IS NOT INTERRUPTED.

OKAY. IF I HEAR FROM THE COMMUNITY, Y'ALL GOING TO HEAR FROM ME.

THANK YOU, MA'AM. THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT ITEM HELD FOR DISCUSSION IS.

OH, SORRY.

OH, I SEE YOU TRUSTEE BLUEFORD-DANIELS.

GO AHEAD. I'M ACTUALLY GLAD THAT YOU ASKED THAT QUESTION, TRUSTEE GUIDRY, ABOUT THE WATER CONCERN, BECAUSE LIKE ALL OF US, MANY OF US, IF NOT ALL, HAVE BEEN RECEIVING INFORMATION OR REQUEST REGARDING THE LEAD IN THE WATER.

AND ONE OF THE I WAS LOOKING FOR THE ITEM THAT WAS PROVIDED AS A REFERRAL.

I ASK HOW MANY SCHOOLS DON'T HAVE THE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM? AND THE REASON WHY THAT'S IMPORTANT, BECAUSE I KNOW THAT AFTER 20 WE STARTED GIVING BOTTLED WATER BECAUSE AFTER COVID, WE STARTED PROVIDING BOTTLED WATER TO ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL. CORRECT? BUT THERE WERE QUITE A FEW HIGH SCHOOLS AND ACTUALLY A FEW MIDDLE SCHOOLS ON THAT REFERRAL THAT DID NOT HAVE A WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM.

AND THOUGH THE WATER IS PROVIDED, THE BOTTLED WATER IS PROVIDED TO THE ELE AND TO THE MIDDLE SCHOOL.

IT CONCERNS ME ABOUT THOSE HIGH SCHOOLERS.

WHAT I WILL SAY IN TERMS OF YOUR ORIGINAL QUESTION, THE LEAD TESTING, WE DO HAVE A REGULAR SCHEDULE THAT WE ADHERE TO IN TERMS OF THE TESTING. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT YOU ALSO HAVE TO DO, ESPECIALLY IF WATER HAS NOT BEEN UTILIZED FOR EXTENDED PERIODS OF TIME, IS FLUSH, YOU KNOW, FLUSH THOSE PIPES.

AND THAT IS A CYCLE THAT OPERATIONS IS WORKING THROUGH BEFORE WE WILL ALLOW SCHOOLS TO UTILIZE WATER AND WATER FOUNTAINS TO FOR DRINKING PURPOSES.

OKAY. AND I UNDERSTAND THAT.

BUT AGAIN, JUST TO GOING INTO THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR, THEN I THINK EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE FLUSHED IN SOME INSTANCES, IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY, I'M LOOKING FOR THAT REFERENCE.

BUT THERE WAS SOME OF THE OLDER SCHOOLS THAT DIDN'T HAVE THAT FILTRATION IN SCHOOL.

I THINK YATES AND WORTHING AND VARIOUS OTHERS DIDN'T HAVE A WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM.

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IF THEY WERE PART OF THE NEW BOND, FOR THE MOST PART, THEY GOT THE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM WITH THE BUILDING OF THE NEW SCHOOL.

BUT THE OLDER SCHOOLS DID NOT.

AND SO THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BRING BOTTLES FROM HOME AND REFILL THEM AT THE WATER FOUNTAIN.

AND THAT WAS CONCERNING, OBVIOUSLY, BECAUSE I WAS CONCERNED THAT THAT COULD BE USED FOR VARIOUS FORMS, THROWING IT OR WHATEVER.

AND A LOT OF THESE COMMUNITIES WHERE I SAW THAT DID NOT HAVE THAT FILTRATION SYSTEM.

THOSE CHILDREN ARE BEING RAISED BY GRANDMOTHERS AND GREAT GRANDMOTHERS AND AUNTS AND UNCLES, ETC., SO THEY WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO GET TO A STORE TO REPLACE THOSE FILLABLE BOTTLES.

YOU UNDERSTAND WHAT I'M? 2010 BOND ISSUE ALLOWED FOR IN MANY OF OUR HIGH SCHOOLS, ESPECIALLY, YOU HAVE NEWER SYSTEMS THAT ARE PLACED IN.

BUT I THINK AS WE BUILD THE NEW BOND PACKAGE FOR THE FUTURE, THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE TO CONSIDER.

YOU KNOW, HOW OLD THE FACILITY IS, WHETHER THERE ARE ISSUES, YOU KNOW, ONCE A SCHOOL HAS GONE THROUGH THE CYCLE IN TERMS OF TESTING.

SO ALL OF THOSE THINGS WILL BE CONSIDERED BY FACILITIES, BY MAINTENANCE AS WE MOVE FORWARD TO EVENTUALLY BUILD A BOND PACKAGE. AND I APPRECIATE THAT.

LET ME SAY THIS QUICKLY.

I HOPE THAT THERE IS SOME CONSIDERATION, GIVEN THAT IF THERE'S ANY AVAILABLE ESSER FUND MONEY LEFT, THAT WE MAKE THOSE MODIFICATIONS WITH THE FILTRATION PERHAPS ON THOSE WATER STATIONS THAT ARE WE'VE ACTUALLY MOVED FORWARD WITH THE BOTTLE FILLING STATION PROJECT AND OPERATIONS SPECIFICALLY.

AND BUT I CAN GET YOU SOME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AROUND WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE.

BUT WE HAVE MOVED FORWARD.

I CAN'T REMEMBER WHAT THE DOLLAR AMOUNT WAS THAT WE EARMARKED FOR IT, BUT WE CAN SHARE THAT WITH YOU.

OKAY. AS LONG AS IT'S DEFINITELY BEING LOOKED AT AND CONSIDERED.

THANK YOU. OUR NEXT ITEM IS I ONE PROJECT 21080623 . AND PRESIDENT CRUZ JUST AS A REMINDER, THIS ITEM IS $35 MILLION DOLLARS FOR MAINTENANCE AND REPAIR SERVICES, ABOUT $4 MILLION DOLLARS FOR TRANSFORMATION SUPPORT AT OUR CAMPUSES AND ABOUT 200 MILLION FOR END USER COMPUTING DEVICES.

AS AN FYI.

OKAY. I 1 PROJECT 21080623.

OH, WELL, THEY'LL PULL IT UP HERE ON THE SCREEN.

21080623 TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ.

HI. I ASKED A QUESTION ABOUT THIS ON THE Q&A, AND THE ORIGINAL AMOUNT WAS 285, BUT NOW IT'S A MILLION.

CAN SOMEBODY EXPLAIN WHY THERE IS SUCH A LARGE SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN FUNDING? SURE. I'M GOING TO ASK ALEXIS LICATA TO COME UP AND SHARE SOME INSIGHT AND INFORMATION AROUND THE DEVIATION HERE.

THANK YOU. SO WE HAVE THIS IS ALSO FOR A RATIFICATION.

SO THE PROJECT IS OUT OF MONEY.

SO WE HAVE A SHOPPING CART SITTING, WAITING TO BE PROCESSED.

SO WE'VE EXCEEDED THE $285,000 AMOUNT.

WE HAVE PROBABLY ABOUT ANOTHER 200 AND SOME ODD THOUSAND DOLLARS IN THE QUEUE WAITING TO BE PROCESSED.

AND SO THE REMAINING MONEY WOULD THEN LAST US TO GET THROUGH THE END OF THE TERM.

JULY 31, 2024.

THANK YOU. I GUESS MY QUESTION IS WHY WAS THE AMOUNT ORIGINALLY 285? HOW ARE WE ALREADY OVER? AND LIKE WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF UNDERSTANDING THAT EXPENSE FROM THE GET GO INSTEAD OF AFTER WE'VE ALREADY GONE OVER $200,000 DOLLARS? WHY ARE WE OVERBUDGET AND WHY ARE WE SO SIGNIFICANTLY OVERBUDGET ALREADY? AND WHAT IS THE PROCESS OF UNDERSTANDING HOW MUCH WE'RE GOING TO NEED? BECAUSE THIS IS A FOUR YEAR CONTRACT THAT IT'S WE HAVE TWO MORE YEARS AND WE'RE ALMOST DOUBLE WHAT THE ORIGINAL CONTRACT IS. SURE.

YOU WANT TO SHARE A LITTLE BIT ABOUT KIND OF THE RISE IN? GO AHEAD. THIS WAS A NEWER PROJECT WHEN WE BROUGHT IT TO YOU.

LET'S SEE, WE BROUGHT IT TO YOU IN SEPTEMBER OF 2020.

AND SO BECAUSE IT'S OPEN FOR FOR CAMPUSES TO UTILIZE.

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SO IT'S NOT ONLY BEING UTILIZED BY FFA AND AGRICULTURAL TYPE PROGRAMS, WE'VE SEEN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS AND EVEN THE NUTRITION SERVICES DEPARTMENT, THEY'VE UTILIZED THIS PROJECT FOR HORTICULTURE AND SO THEY'RE DOING GARDENS AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

AND SO ANY TIME WE GET A REQUEST FOR A NEW PROJECT, WE HAVE NOTHING TO BASE THAT ON.

SO WHEN THIS PROJECT EXPIRES AND WE PUT OUT A NEW SOLICITATION, WE OBVIOUSLY HAVE A BASELINE OF WHAT THAT PROJECT WOULD BE.

OKAY. THANK YOU. YOU'RE WELCOME.

TRUSTEE GUIDRY.

SO WHAT WOULD BE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THIS AND THE CTE FUNDS? BECAUSE THIS IS AGRICULTURE AND ANIMAL EQUIPMENT, FFA ITEMS. WHY WOULDN'T CTE FUNDS BE UTILIZED FOR THAT? ALSO, IF THERE ARE ADDITIONAL PROJECTS, SHOULDN'T THIS COME BACK TO US AGAIN FOR A TOTAL REVIEW? BECAUSE YOU'RE ASKING FOR MORE MONEY AND I'M WITH TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ AND I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY.

MS. LICATA, IF YOU DON'T MIND SHARING SOME INSIGHT.

SO THIS PROJECT IS OPEN FOR DEPARTMENTS.

SO IF THE CTE WAS FUNDING SOME TYPE OF PROGRAM RELATED TO AGRICULTURAL HORTICULTURE, THEY COULD USE THIS THIS PROJECT AS WELL.

I WILL TELL YOU THAT THE PRIMARY SPEND ON THIS PROJECT IS NOT THE CTE DEPARTMENT.

IT IS CAMPUSES ABOUT 78, 80% OF THE DOLLAR AMOUNT THAT'S BEING SPENT ARE ON CAMPUSES.

AND ACTUALLY THE BULK OF THAT IS COMING FROM ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS FOR GARDENS.

AND PROBABLY THE NUTRITION SERVICES DEPARTMENT HAS UTILIZED SOME OF THIS AS WELL ON THE VEGETABLE GARDENS AND THE GROWING THAT THEY'RE DOING FOR THE NUTRITION SERVICES PROGRAM.

SO WHAT WAS THE ORIGINAL REQUEST ON THIS? AND SO YOU'RE ASKING TO FOR AN ADDITIONAL AUTHORITY FOR AN ADDITIONAL $1 MILLION DOLLARS? NO, IT WOULD BE UP TO $1,000,000 DOLLARS.

THANK YOU. YOU'RE WELCOME.

ALL RIGHT. THE NEXT ITEM HELD FOR DISCUSSION IS I 7.

AND PRESIDENT CRUZ THIS IS AS IT'S BEING PULLED UP ON THE SCREEN.

THIS IS AN ANNUAL ITEM APPROVING A RESOLUTION REFLECTING THE MANAGEMENT AND INVESTMENT POLICY AND THE AUTHORIZED LIST OF BROKERS AND DEALERS.

THE CHANGES TO THE POLICY BETTER ALIGN THE DISTRICT WITH BEST FINANCIAL PRACTICES.

TRUSTEE DEIGAARD.

SO THIS IS JUST MY SUPER QUICK QUESTION, AND MOST OF THE PAGES THAT YOU'VE GIVEN EXPLANATIONS FOR ARE PRETTY CLEAR.

BUT ON THE REASON WHY, BUT SPECIFICALLY PAGES, BECAUSE THIS IS A POLICY CHANGE, RIGHT? SO PAGES TWO AND FIVE, WHAT WAS THE REASON FOR THOSE FOR THE RECOMMENDATIONS TO CHANGE THE NUMBER OF HOURS AND TO CHANGE THE CONTRACT RENEWAL PERIOD? CHIEF REED IF YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE SOME DETAILS, I'D APPRECIATE IT.

YEAH. ON PAGE TWO, THE CHANGING OF THE HOURS THAT'S JUST ALIGNING WITH THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE.

OKAY. SO THAT'S JUST ALIGNED TO THAT ONE.

AND YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE FIRMS OR THE INVESTMENT POOLS.

ACTUALLY, MY MISTAKE.

I MEANT PAGES THREE AND FIVE.

YEAH.

SO THAT THE UPDATED MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION FIRMS OF INVESTMENT POOLS THAT'S JUST CHANGING THE NAME OF THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT MANAGE THE POOL.

OKAY. IT'S NOT CHANGING PROCESS.

IT IS NOT. IT'S JUST CHANGING THE NAMES.

OKAY THAT'S WHAT I WANTED TO KNOW.

AND THEN THE CONTRACT RENEWAL THAT IS CHANGING A PROCESS.

WHAT'S THE REASON FOR CHANGING THE PROCESS? THAT'S ALSO TO ALIGN TO 2256.

OKAY. THAT'S WHAT I NEEDED TO KNOW.

AND THAT'S IT.

THANK YOU. OUR NEXT ITEM IS I9.

AND PRESIDENT CRUZ AS THIS ONE IS BEING PULLED UP JUST TO GIVE OUR PUBLIC AND TRUSTEES INSIGHT HERE.

THIS IS AN ANNUAL ITEM THAT ALLOWS THE DISTRICT TO MOVE FUNDS INTO VARIOUS FUND BALANCES, BASICALLY.

AND THE FUND BALANCE BEING LIKE OUR SAVINGS ACCOUNT JUST FOR LAYMAN'S TERMS. RIGHT. CHIEF REED. AND TO ADD ONE THING, THIS ALSO IS GIVING THE DISTRICT AUTHORIZATION TO MOVE TO INCREASE OUR OR YOUR RESERVE FOR OPERATIONS AND THE COMMITTED FUND BALANCE THAT REQUIRES BOARD ACTION TO DO TO PUT MONEY INTO OR TAKE MONEY OUT OF A COMMITTED FUND BALANCE.

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SO THE COMMITTED FUND BALANCE THIS YEAR IS $94 MILLION DOLLARS.

BUDGET'S GOING UP. WE HAD TO PUT 5% ASIDE.

SO NEXT YEAR IT WILL GO TO 97, WHICH IS IN THE RESOLUTION.

SO IT'S JUST THAT AUTHORIZATION TO DO SO.

TRUSTEE DEIGAARD. SO YOU'VE ANSWERED MY FIRST QUESTION, WHICH WAS BECAUSE I DON'T RECOGNIZE THIS, BUT THIS TIME OF YEAR IT TENDS TO BE A BLUR WITH BUDGET THAT THIS IS JUST AN ANNUAL NORMAL THING THAT WE DO.

RIGHT. SO THEN MY NEXT QUESTION IS WHY DOES IT AND WE'VE DONE THIS FOR THE PAST FOUR YEARS ? FOR JUST THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS. CHIEF REED.

SO YOU'RE CORRECT. NOW I TRY TO BREAK RECORDS IN THE MONTH OF JUNE, RIGHT ON THE NUMBER OF BOARD AGENDA ITEMS. [LAUGHTER] SO WE HAVE NOT BROUGHT THE RESERVE FOR OPERATIONS.

WE STARTED BACK LAST YEAR, BUT THERE WAS ABOUT WAS IT TWO OR THREE YEARS THERE WHERE WE DID NOT BRING BUT THE RESOLUTION FOR THE RESERVE FOR OPERATIONS BECAUSE WE HAD BORROWED MONEY FROM THAT RESERVE TO PAY FOR THE 4 HARVEY SCHOOLS.

AND WHEN WE GOT MONEY FROM THE STATE IN 21, WE REESTABLISHED AND STARTED MOVING FORWARD WITH THE 5% AGAIN.

OKAY A LITTLE BIT OF COBWEBS JUST GOT DUSTED OFF IN MY BRAIN.

THANK YOU. BECAUSE THAT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW AND BRINGS IT ALL TOGETHER.

SO HELP ME UNDERSTAND WHY THEY'RE NOT NUMBERS IN THIS, WHY WE DON'T APPROVE THE SPECIFIC NUMBERS IN THIS AGENDA ITEM.

SURE. SO FOR THE RESERVE FOR OPERATIONS, YOU ARE THAT NUMBER IS ACTUALLY IN THE RESOLUTION ON.

BOARD SERVICES CAN YOU PULL THAT UP? THANK YOU. IT IS.

ON PACKET PAGE 178, RIGHT THERE IN THE MIDDLE WHERE IT SAYS THAT'S THE AMOUNT THAT IS THAT WOULD GO INTO THE RESERVE FOR OPERATIONS BASED OFF THE BUDGET THAT WE'RE RECOMMENDING. THE ONLY ONE THAT WE'RE THAT'S CORRECT. THE OTHER CATEGORIES WE WON'T KNOW UNTIL WE ARE DONE WITH THE CAFR IN THE FALL.

OKAY. THAT'S OH, TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ. GO AHEAD.

THANK YOU. CAN YOU JUST EXPLAIN WHY WE'RE INCREASING THIS FROM 94 TO 97 AGAIN? SURE. SO IT'S BASED THE POLICY IS 5% OF THE OPERATING BUDGET LESS ANY PASS THROUGH AMOUNTS LIKE TRS ON BEHALF RECAPTURE WE BACK THOSE OUT OF THAT NUMBER.

WE TAKE 5% OF THE DISTRICT'S BUDGET AND THAT IS THE AMOUNT THAT'S SET ASIDE IN THE COMMITTED FUND BALANCE FOR THE RESERVE FOR OPERATIONS.

OKAY. SO THIS IS JUST A PERCENTAGE? IT IS.

BECAUSE THE BUDGET GOES UP THAT'S CORRECT.

THANK YOU. SO MY QUESTION AND I ASKED THIS IN THE Q&A, SO ON PAGE EIGHT OF THE Q&A, AND I GUESS WHAT I WAS TRYING TO UNDERSTAND.

SO WE'RE APPROVING THE 5%.

BUT IS THIS LIKE THIS IS EVERYTHING THAT WAS NOT SPENT OR IS THIS JUST THAT ONE AMOUNT? IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WHAT IS SPENT.

IT HAS AND THE 5% IS IN BOARD POLICY.

OKAY. SO ALL THIS IS DOING IS SAYING THIS IS THE AMOUNT THAT WE NEED TO SET ASIDE IN THE COMMITTED FUND BALANCE.

SO FOR EXAMPLE, IF OUR UNASSIGNED FUND BALANCE WAS EXACTLY THE SAME FROM THIS YEAR TO NEXT YEAR, WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IS WE WOULD BE MOVING $3 MILLION DOLLARS FROM UNASSIGNED FUND BALANCE UP TO THE RESERVE FOR OPERATION BECAUSE OF THE BUDGET WENT UP.

IT'S SIMPLY A FUND BALANCE MOVE IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH WHAT WAS SPENT OR NOT SPENT.

SO THAT'S IN THE COMMITTED FUND BALANCE.

THAT'S CORRECT. BUT IN THE NOT COMMITTED FUND BALANCE, THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THIS AGENDA ITEM.

IT DOES. SO BASICALLY IT SAYS THAT WE CAN MOVE MONEY FROM OUR UNASSIGNED FUND BALANCE INTO THE COMMITTED FUND BALANCE.

SO YOU HAVE TO THINK OF THIS AS A FUND BALANCE MOVE VERSUS ANYTHING TO DO WITH EXPENDITURES.

OKAY. I THINK I UNDERSTAND, NOW.

THANK YOU. OKAY.

OUR NEXT ITEM IS.

PRESIDENT CRUZ, AS THIS ONE'S BEING PULLED UP THIS IS ALSO AN ANNUAL ITEM THAT IS TYPICALLY APPROVED SPECIFICALLY FOR FEDERAL FUNDS, INCLUDING TITLE ONE, SPECIAL EDUCATION PERKINS.

I DO HAVE PAM EVANS FROM OUR FEDERAL FUNDING DEPARTMENT HERE.

IF THERE ARE ANY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS.

TRUSTEE. DEIGAARD.

YES. SO LOOKING ON AND MINE DOESN'T DO THE WHOLE BY PACKET PAGE WHEN I DO SPLIT VIEW BUT WHEN I'M LOOKING AT THE SPECIFICALLY ATTACHMENT ONE.

ARE WE DECIDING HOW TO ALLOCATE THOSE DOLLARS OR ARE WE BEING TOLD HOW TO ALLOCATE THOSE DOLLARS?

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DO YOU MEAN AT THE SCHOOL LEVEL OR DO YOU MEAN AT THE.

NO. ATTACHMENT ONE AND ATTACHMENT AND ATTACHMENT? WELL, ATTACHMENT ONE.

IS THERE A TITLE ON THAT ATTACHMENT TRUSTEE? IT IS.

SO I'M IN SPLIT VIEW.

SO IT IS THE FEDERAL FUNDS ATTACHMENT.

SO IT'S 10 I 10 OH I SEE. OKAY.

GOT IT, GOT IT. IT'S THAT FIRST PAGE.

SO DO WE DECIDE, [INAUDIBLE] OR DOES THE DISTRICT DECIDE THESE ALLOCATIONS OR ARE THEY PRESCRIBED TO US? PAM, IF YOU'D LIKE TO COME UP AND SHARE SOME INSIGHT IN REFERENCE TO TRUSTEE DEIGAARD'S QUESTION, I'D APPRECIATE IT.

SO THESE ARE SOME OF THEM ARE REQUIRED, RIGHT? THE ONES AT THE TOP, THE REST OF ARE AS A DISTRICT WE ARE SHARING WITH YOU THESE ARE HOW WE'RE GOING TO SPEND THESE FUNDS, CAMPUS ALLOCATIONS VERSUS INSTRUCTIONAL INTERVENTIONS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

GREAT. SO I BET YOU CAN GUESS WHAT MY NEXT QUESTION IS GOING TO BE.

[LAUGHTER] WHAT DATA DID YOU USE AND WHAT IS THE EVIDENCE IN THAT DATA THAT INFORMED YOUR DECISION TO MAKE THIS RECOMMENDATION TO THE BOARD? MS. EVANS. AND I COULD ACTUALLY.

AND IT KIND OF GOES BACK TO EXACTLY WHAT WAS SHARED EARLIER WITH FROM CHIEF BIRD.

IT'S THE SAME KIND OF INFORMATION, DIFFERENT FUNDS, DIFFERENT POTS TO TRY TO PIECE THIS TOGETHER.

MM HMM. OKAY.

OUR NEXT ITEM IS L 1.

TRUSTEE DEIGAARD.

CHIEF GRANT-SKINNER ALREADY ANSWERED ALL THE QUESTIONS ON THAT ONE.

THANK YOU. OKAY.

OUR LAST ITEM IS L 3.

NO. YEAH.

J. I'M SORRY.

OH, SORRY. L 3.

SO WE'RE ON L3. TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ.

I HAD A QUESTION ABOUT THIS ITEM FOR THE MAGNET FUNDING, HOW THE MAGNET FUNDING WAS ALLOCATED FOR DIFFERENT MAGNET PROGRAMS? AND THEN TODAY I HEARD ESSER IS GOING TO BE FUNDING BAND INSTRUMENTS AND UNIFORMS AND ALREADY OUR FINE ARTS MAGNETS ARE GETTING $50.

SO I'M WONDERING HOW IF YOU'VE THOUGHT ABOUT LIKE IS THAT DOUBLE DIPPING SOMEHOW BECAUSE MAGNET STUDENTS ARE ALREADY RECEIVING EXTRA MONEY FOR JUST FOR BEING FINE ARTS MAGNET? AND NOW WE'RE GIVING THEM ALL THE UNIFORMS AND INSTRUMENTS FROM ESSER FUNDING, WHICH I FEEL LIKE THAT'S WHAT THE MAGNET MONEY IS FOR.

NOT THAT I'M AWARE OF, MS. EVANS, IF YOU DON'T MIND COMING UP AND PROVIDING KIND OF THE EXPLANATION WHY IT IS NOT DOUBLE DIPPING? YOU CAN PAY FOR THINGS THAT YOU PAY FOR OUT OF GF TITLE UNDER ESSER.

SO YOU CAN SUPPLEMENT OR SUPPLANT UTILIZING ESSER FUNDS.

DOES THAT HELP? SURE. OKAY. YES, I UNDERSTAND THEY'RE GETTING BOTH.

I'M WONDERING, IS THAT EQUITABLE IF WE ALREADY EXTRA FUNDING THOSE SCHOOLS THAT HAVE FINE ARTS PROGRAMS AND THAT WE'RE EXTRA FUNDING THEM WITH ESSER? RIGHT. WE'RE GIVING THEM $30 DOLLARS MORE THAN ALL THE OTHER MAGNETS PER STUDENT.

ALL THE OTHER MAGNETS GET $20 PER STUDENT.

RIGHT. FINE ARTS MAGNET GET $50 PER STUDENT.

THERE'S A $30 DOLLAR DIFFERENCE THERE.

BUT NOW WE'RE BUYING THEIR INSTRUMENTS AND THEIR UNIFORMS, WHICH I THINK IS A GREAT IDEA.

BUT ALSO, THERE'S OTHER SCHOOLS THAT DON'T HAVE ANY FINANCIAL PROGRAMS AT ALL.

I MEAN, IF YOU NEED TO GET BACK TO ME, THAT'S OKAY, TOO.

[LAUGHTER] A PART OF IT IS WE HEARD IT OVER AND OVER, NOT ONLY AT THIS DAIS, BUT WE HEARD IT AT, YOU KNOW, LISTEN AND LEARNS AS WELL. AND WE SAW IT AS A NEED.

YEAH, I DON'T THINK THAT IT'S NOT A NEED.

I'M JUST WONDERING HOW THOUGHTFUL THAT WHOLE PROCESS IS? RIGHT. BECAUSE THERE ARE SCHOOLS THAT DON'T HAVE FINE ARTS PROGRAMS IN GENERAL THAT COULD USE SOME MONEY FOR THAT.

IT'S JUST SOMETHING THAT CAME OUT TO ME WHEN WE'RE GIVING $50 PER STUDENT FOR MAGNET SCHOOLS

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TWO MAGNET SCHOOLS, BUT THEN WE'RE ALSO SUPPLANTING THAT WITH ESSER FUNDS.

SURE. CHIEF BIRD.

SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS PROVIDE SOME [INAUDIBLE].

SO THE $50 THAT THEY GET IS NOT NECESSARILY USED FOR EQUIPMENT.

IT CAN BE USED FOR CURRICULUM SUPPLEMENTS, THOSE KINDS OF THINGS.

WHAT WE FOUND, THOUGH, WHEN WE LOOKED AT, YOU KNOW, BAND UNIFORMS, FOR EXAMPLE, HARDLY ANYONE HAD BAND UNIFORMS. AND THOSE THAT DID, THEY WERE OLD AND THEY NEED TO BE REPLACED.

SO THIS IS REALLY ABOUT ESTABLISHING A BASELINE, THE $50 THAT MAGNET SCHOOLS GET, SOME OF THE REPAIRS THAT WE'RE MAKING TO THEIR AUDITORIUMS. AND THEY COULD NOT I MEAN, THEY WOULDN'T EVEN MAKE A DENT IN THAT BECAUSE THOSE ARE JUST HIGH TICKET ITEMS. AND SO WE REALLY WANTED TO ESTABLISH BASELINE EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL SCHOOLS.

AND THEN AND WE'VE PUT MONEY ASIDE FOR MAINTENANCE, YOU KNOW IN THE COMING YEARS.

BUT THAT'S REALLY WHAT THE THINKING WAS BEHIND IT, IS THAT SO MANY OF THEM JUST DIDN'T HAVE.

AND THIS IS I MEAN, WHETHER THEY'RE MAGNET OR JUST A REGULAR SCHOOL, WE ALSO HAVE $1,000,000 DOLLARS, I THINK IT'S A MILLION IN ART PARTNERSHIPS.

SO SCHOOLS THAT DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING, THEY CAN HAVE PROGRAMING THROUGH ARTS PARTNERSHIPS OR ALSO TEACHING POSITIONS THAT WILL BE FOR FINE ARTS.

SO IT WAS MORE ABOUT KIND OF LEVELING THE FIELD AND MAKING SURE THAT EVERYBODY THAT HAD ACCESS TO THOSE THINGS.

OKAY. AND THEN I THINK FROM MY UNDERSTANDING, MOVING FORWARD, THE DISTRICT IS GOING TO BE PROVIDING THIS SERVICE TO ALL SCHOOLS INSTEAD OF THE SCHOOLS FUNDING BAND UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT? IN OUR INITIAL PROPOSAL THAT WAS THE ORIGINAL PLAN IS TO HAVE A CYCLE SO THAT EVERY TEN YEARS UNIFORMS OR I DON'T REMEMBER WHAT THE YEAR IS, BUT EVERY SO MANY YEARS THE UNIFORMS ARE REPLACED. SO THAT IS THE PLAN THAT WE HAD.

AND THEN OF COURSE, YOU KNOW IT IS DEPENDENT UPON THE BUDGET EACH YEAR.

THANK YOU. TRUSTEE DEIGAARD.

THANK YOU. AND THE MAGNET PROGRAM THING.

THIS IS WHEN I MEAN FIRST GLANCE, THIS HAS NOT CHANGED IN SEVERAL YEARS.

AND I'M JUST GOING TO COMMENT THAT ANYTHING THAT EVER IS LISTED AS, AS NEEDED FOR FUNDING IS INHERENTLY INEQUITABLE BECAUSE THERE IS NO FORMULA OR RUBRIC FOR DETERMINING HOW THOSE DOLLARS ARE SPENT.

SO THIS RIGHT HERE IS JUST STAMP INEQUITY ALL OVER IT.

SO AND BUT I'M ALSO GOING TO COMMENT THAT, YOU KNOW, IN SPECIFICALLY FOR SOMETHING LIKE FINE ARTS, BUT AND THIS MAY BE TRUE, I DON'T KNOW WHAT KIND OF EXPENSES I'M NOT FAMILIAR WITH WHAT KIND OF EXPENSES GO INTO THESE OTHER PROGRAMS. BUT IF YOU HAVE 100 KIDS IN A BAND, WHICH WOULD BE HUGE IN 2022, THAT'S $5,000 AT $50 PER KID.

LIKE THAT'S NOT ENOUGH TO BUY BAND UNIFORMS FOR STUDENTS.

SO, YOU KNOW, I APPRECIATE YOUR POINT AND I THINK IT'S A FAIR POINT, BUT I THINK THERE'S THERE'S SOMETHING BIGGER PACKED INTO THIS THAT OUR DISTRICT REALLY HAS TO GET AT ADDRESSING IT. IF FIRST OF ALL, WHAT ARE WE EVEN TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH WITH MAGNET PROGRAMING? BUT THEN HOW ARE WE APPROPRIATELY FUNDING IT? SO IT IS BASED ON THE NEEDS AND REQUIREMENTS AND ISN'T ABOUT SUPPLEMENTING A SCHOOL FUNDING AND THAT FULLY SUPPORTS THE PROGRAM, WHICH I THINK PREVIOUS DISCUSSIONS IT'S MADE CLEAR THAT MOST OF THESE PROGRAMS CANNOT FULLY FUND THE PROGRAM JUST ON THE ALLOCATIONS IN THIS MANUAL, HENCE THE AS NEEDED.

THE QUESTION I HAVE ABOUT THE RESOURCE ALLOCATION HANDBOOK, THE PUA IS NOT CHANGING.

HOWEVER, THE THE PURCHASING POWER OF THE PUA IS CHANGING FOR APPROXIMATELY TWO THIRDS OF OUR SCHOOLS THAT CURRENTLY DO NOT HAVE LIBRARIANS THAT WE'RE ADDING LIBRARIANS TO. SO HAS THE DISTRICT ASSESSED YET WHAT SCHOOLS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO STOP DOING IN ORDER TO FUND THE LIBRARIANS OUT OF THEIR PUA? AND HAVE YOU ASSESSED THAT FOR IMPACT TOWARDS THE GOALS? WE HAVE LOOKED AT THAT AND A PART OF WHAT EXCITES ME IS THAT SCHOOLS RECEIVE MULTIPLE BUCKETS THAT THEY HAVEN'T RECEIVED IN THE PAST IN TERMS OF FUNDING SUPPORT.

SO THIS SHOULDN'T BE AS BIG OF AN IMPACT AS ONE MIGHT THINK OR AS IT MAY HAVE BEEN IN PREVIOUS YEARS.

IF THERE WERE NOT OTHER SOURCES OF FUNDS THAT WERE THAT CAME DOWN TO THE SITE LEVEL, I CAN'T REMEMBER.

AND GLENN, THAT WOULD BE A MULTIPLE CHOICE QUESTION FOR YOU TO NAME THE NUMBER OF DIFFERENT FUNDS THAT WE'VE BROUGHT TO THE TABLE THIS YEAR THROUGH THE PUA AT THE SITE LEVEL IN COMPARISON TO PREVIOUS YEARS.

BUT THAT ESSENTIALLY SHOULD EASE THE PAIN IN REFERENCE TO WHAT THIS LOOKS LIKE WHEN IT'S ALL SAID AND DONE.

CORRECT. BUT I THINK WHAT WE HAVE TO DO AS A DISTRICT IS BE RESPONSIBLE ANNUALLY TO ENSURE THAT AS WE DEVELOP THE TRAINING MODULES AND

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ENSURE THAT SCHOOLS UNDERSTAND OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT TWO YEARS WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN ON THOSE CAMPUSES TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT THEY GET READY FOR THE CLIFF.

YEP. TRUSTEE BLUEFORD-DANIELS.

THANK YOU. I'VE BEEN TRYING TO HOLD MY PIECE AS WE TALK ABOUT THIS FINE ARTS PROGRAM AND THE $50 ALLOCATION.

FIRST OF ALL, SOME OF THESE PROGRAMS HAVE NOT BEEN SUPPORTED.

AND IF YOU ALL WOULD COME TO SOME OF THESE SCHOOLS, YOU'LL SEE HOW THEY'VE NOT BEEN SUPPORTED, PARTICULARLY IN MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL.

BACK IN THE DAY, FOREST BROOK, KASHMERE, WASHINGTON HAD SOME OF THE BEST BANDS 75 TO 100 MARCHING.

NOW THEY HAVE LESS THAN 20.

AND SO IF WE HAVE THE SUPPORT OF INSTRUMENTS AND UNIFORMS IN THESE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, THEN WE WILL RETAIN SOME OF THE CHILDREN IN OUR COMMUNITY SCHOOLS.

AND THEY WOULDN'T HAVE TO GO ACROSS TOWN TO PARTICIPATE IN A BAND PROGRAM, AND THEY COULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR, AS I SAID EARLIER, FOR SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES TO MOVE FORWARD.

SO I SEE YOU ALL NARROWING YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE BAND PROGRAMS. AND EVEN FOR INSTANCE, LIKE I MENTIONED ABOUT NOBODY SAID ANYTHING ABOUT THE FACT THAT FLEMING HAD TO USE SHEETS FOR A SCREEN BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T HAVE A SCREEN.

SO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT EQUITY, LET'S TALK ABOUT THE WHOLE PICTURE.

LET'S TALK ABOUT ALL ASPECTS OF IT.

AND, YOU KNOW, I KNOW I'M STEPPING ON SOME TOES, BUT I DON'T CARE.

LET'S TALK ABOUT THE WHOLE PICTURE OF EQUITY AND THE FACT THAT THESE KIDS HAVE TO TRAVEL JUST TO PARTICIPATE IN PROGRAMS BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOT BEEN SUPPORTED AND THEY LACK THE SUPPORT.

FOREST BROOK, USE TO HAVE 150 KIDS I MEAN, MORE, IF NOT MORE SMILING.

NOW THEY HAVE LESS THAN 25 KIDS.

SO IF WE DON'T HAVE THE INSTRUMENTS AND THE UNIFORMS, THEY'RE NOT GOING TO WANT TO GO TO THOSE SCHOOLS.

THEY'RE GOING TO WANT TO GO TO THE SCHOOLS WHERE THEY HAVE UNIFORMS AND THE INSTRUMENTS.

SO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE EQUITY PIECE.

EQUITY. LET'S GET THESE BASIC INSTRUMENTS AND UNIFORMS IN THESE SCHOOLS SO WE CAN RETAIN THEM IN OUR SCHOOLS.

THANK YOU. TRUSTEE SANTOS.

THANK YOU, PRESIDENT CRUZ. SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE.

I JUST WANT TO PERSONALLY THANK YOU AND THE ADMINISTRATION FOR HONORING OUR FINE ARTS.

I WANT TO REMIND OUR COLLEAGUES THAT WE AS A BOARD HAD THE OPPORTUNITY, EVEN AFTER HEARING FROM THE COMMUNITY THAT WANTED FINE ARTS AS A GOAL.

THE BOARD WANTED MORE TESTING.

SO I JUST WANT TO REMIND MY COLLEAGUES ABOUT THAT.

SO SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE, UNTIL YOU CAN GET US ENROLLMENT BASED FUNDING, WHAT SHIFT IN WEIGHTS SHOULD WE MAKE TO GET US TO EQUITY? I THINK A PART OF WHAT I JUST SHARED WITH TRUSTEE DEIGAARD IN TERMS OF PROVIDING AS MANY DIFFERENT ALTERNATIVE FUNDING OPTIONS AT THE SCHOOL LEVEL IS SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN PRIORITIZED AND WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE.

I HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH PRINCIPALS YESTERDAY IN MY PRINCIPAL COLLABORATIVE AND THAT'S SOME OF THE FEEDBACK THAT WE'RE GETTING FROM PRINCIPALS IS THAT, YOU KNOW, THEY FOR THE FIRST TIME OR THEY IN QUITE SOME TIME HAVEN'T RECEIVED SO MANY OPTIONS IN TERMS OF FUNDING THAT ARE COMING DOWN THAT SOMETIMES IT MAY MAKE THEIR HEAD SPIN, BUT THAT'S WHERE THE TRAINING AND FOCUS AND DEVELOPMENT THAT WE'RE WORKING WITH, A&M WILL COME IN AS WELL.

SO THERE ARE BUT IT GOES BACK TO AGAIN SOMETHING TRUSTEE DEIGAARD.

I THINK.

I'M SORRY, I DON'T MEAN TO INTERRUPT, BUT I WAS MEANING LIKE LITERAL CHANGE IN THE WEIGHTS.

SO I KNOW IN 2019 I PROPOSED AN AMENDMENT THAT SHIFTED MORE WEIGHTS TO ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS AND THE STATE COMPENSATORY EDUCATION.

SO WE UPPED THE WEIGHTS THERE.

CAN WE NUMERICALLY SHIFT THESE WEIGHTS TO PROVIDE EQUITY? I MEAN, WE HAVE HAD A DYNAMIC ON THIS BOARD THAT PEOPLE WANT LOCAL CONTROL.

THEY WANT A PUA AN EARN TIERED AUTONOMY.

WE KNOW WHAT WE'VE HEARD TODAY.

CENTRALIZING FINE ARTS IS KIND OF IT'S THE WAY TO GO AND.

IT'S JUST A KIND OF A SPLIT BOARD HERE.

IS THERE A WAY TO COMPROMISE AND SHIFT THESE WEIGHTS SO THAT WE CAN MAKE BOTH SIDES HAPPY? I THINK FOR CURRENT PURPOSES, IN REFERENCE TO THIS BUDGET.

OH, NO. I'M TALKING FOR NEXT YEAR.

I THINK EVERY YEAR IS A NEW YEAR AND WE HAVE TO TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT EVERYTHING.

AND SO WE PLAN ON DOING SO.

AND, YOU KNOW, IT COULD LOOK A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT IN THE FUTURE IN SEVERAL DIFFERENT AREAS.

BUT AGAIN, FOR PURPOSES OF THIS BUDGET, THIS IS WHERE WE ARE AND THIS IS WHERE WE PLAN TO HOPEFULLY MOVE FORWARD WITH GIVEN BOARD APPROVAL. I HOPE WE MOVE FORWARD WITH ENROLLMENT BASED FUNDING, BUT THANK YOU.

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JUNE 9TH, 2022.

WITH NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO DISCUSS, THE BOARD IS NOW ADJOURNED AT 7:47 P.M.

ON JUNE 2ND, 2022.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.