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[CALL TO ORDER]

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THIS MEETING IS NOW RECONVENED AT 5:04 P.M..

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT IN THE BOARD AUDITORIUM ARE TRUSTEE WADE.

TRUSTEE GUIDRY.

TRUSTEE SANTOS.

TRUSTEE CRUZ.

TRUSTEE BLUFORD DANIELS.

TRUSTEE DEIGAARD TRUSTEE BAKER.

TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ.

[ADJOURN TO CLOSED OR EXECUTIVE SESSION UNDER SECTIONS 551.004, 551.071, 551.072, 551.073, 551.074, 551.076, 551.082, 551.0821, 551.083, 551.084, AND 551.089 OF THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE FOR THE PURPOSES LISTED UNDER SECTION C]

[REGULAR BOARD MEETING RECONVENES FOR OPEN SESSION]

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VIA ZOOM ARE TRUSTEE ALLEN.

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

PLEASE RISE FOR A MOMENT OF SILENT MEDITATION.

PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND PLEDGE TO THE FLAG.

CADET MAJOR GABRIELLE RODRIGUEZ, WHO IS IN OUR JUNIOR RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING CORPS PROGRAM, WILL LEAD THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND THE PLEDGE TO THE TEXAS FLAG.

CADET RODRIGUEZ ATTENDS NORTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL IN DISTRICT ONE.

I WOULD LIKE TO ASK DISTRICT ONE TRUSTEE, ELIZABETH SANTOS, TO INTRODUCE THE PLEDGE LEADER.

THANK YOU, PRESIDENT CRUZ.

CADET MAJOR GABRIELLE RODRIGUEZ IS ONE OF OUR HIGHEST PERFORMING STUDENTS ACADEMICALLY AND ROUTINELY DISTINGUISHES HERSELF FROM HER PEERS IN LEADERSHIP ABILITIES, WORK ETHIC AND ORGANIZATIONAL SKILLS.

SHE RANKS SEVENTH IN A CLASS OF 290 SENIORS WITH A GRADE POINT AVERAGE OF 4.5.

CADET RODRIGUEZ HAS SERVED IN JROTC FOR THREE YEARS AND IS NOW THE BATTALION COMMANDER FOR THE FIFTH BATTALION JROTC PROGRAM AT NORTHSIDE HIGH SCHOOL.

CADET RODRIGUEZ IS ALSO THE BATTALION'S MARKSMANSHIP COMMANDER AND HAS PLACED IN THE TOP SIX IN THE ANNUAL HISD, JROTC CADET LEADERSHIP BOARD.

GABRIELLE RODRIGUEZ IS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE NATIONAL HISPANIC INSTITUTE AND THE DISTRICT'S EMERGE PROGRAM, BOTH OF WHICH MENTOR STUDENTS FOR COLLEGE READINESS AND FUTURE LEADERSHIP.

AFTER GRADUATION, CADET RODRIGUEZ PLANS TO ATTEND COLLEGE AND PURSUE A BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN EXERCISE SCIENCE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

YOU MAY BE SEATED.

THANK YOU, CADET RODRIGUEZ.

IT'S NOW TIME TO HEAR FROM SPEAKERS TO A SPECIFIC AGENDA ITEMS.

[SPEAKERS TO AGENDA ITEMS]

WE HAVE 29 SPEAKERS REGISTERED THIS EVENING WHO SHALL BE LIMITED TO ONE MINUTE EACH PER BOARD POLICY DUE TO THE LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE REGISTERED TO SPEAK.

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, AS THIS IS A PUBLIC MEETING IN 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 TIMER RINGS INDICATING THE EXPIRATION OF THEIR TIME, SPEAKERS WILL GENERALLY BE GIVEN TO 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 A WON APPROVAL OF PERSONAL SERVICES PERFORMED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT, INCLUDING SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, PANEL DISCUSSIONS, WORKSHOPS, ETC.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE TEXAS EDUCATION CODE.

SECTION 11.201E.

WELL, JUDY CHENG, PLEASE COME TO THE PODIUM.

THE SPEAKER IS ALSO REGISTERED TO AGENDA ITEM B2 JUDY CHENG WILL BE FOLLOWED BY GARY MONROE, WHO IS ALSO REGISTERED TO AGENDA ITEMS A2 B1 AND B2.

STAFF THE CENTRAL ITEM TO ENSURE THAT WE'RE EDUCATING OUR CHILDREN AND REACHED THE

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BOARD GOALS.

YOU CAN'T PLACE OUR CHILDREN FIRST WITHOUT MONEY AND STAFF.

STAFF SCHOOL IS SLATED TO OPEN IN LESS THAN A WEEK AND WE HAVE A BEAUTIFUL CAMPUS AT BELLAIRE, BUT WE DO NOT KNOW WHERE OUR PRINCIPAL IS, AND TODAY I SPENT MOST OF THE DAY MAKING TRAFFIC SIGNS TO DRIVE TRAFFIC TO ENSURE THE SAFETY OF CHILDREN BECAUSE THERE'S NO MONEY LEFT TO EVEN PUT SIGNS OUT THERE TO TELL PEOPLE, DO NOT ENTER THIS WAY OR EXIT THE OTHER WAY.

WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT BASIC SAFETIES, AND THOSE ARE NOT BEING ADDRESSED, IT IS DISHEARTENING FOR ME TO BELIEVE THAT YOU'RE PLACING OUR CHILDREN FIRST.

IS THIS DISHEARTENING FOR ME TO STAND OVER HERE TO DEMAND ANSWERS AND FOR WHAT I KNOW IS I'M ASKING FOR UPDATES AND I'M ASKING A SIMPLE REPLY FROM THE ADMINISTRATORS, FROM MY EMAIL, WEEKLY EMAIL TO YOU AND I NEED TO YOU TO SET EXPECTATIONS WAS HISD PAID [INAUDIBLE] COUNSEL.

THOSE ARE ALL THE THINGS THE BOARD AND ADMINISTRATORS AND ADMINISTRATION SHOULD BE DOING.

RICHARD CALDERON.

THIS DISTRICT INVITED CHILDREN AS YOUNG AS 12 YEARS OLD TO PARTICIPATE AND INTERACT WITH ADULTS AT THE HIGH ISD PRIDE SUMMIT.

SINCE WHEN IS A KID'S SEXUALITY ANY OF YOUR BUSINESS? THE SUPERINTENDENT AND TRUSTEE DEIGAARD DISPLAY THEIR PRONOUNS BELOW THEIR NAMES.

ARE YOU GUYS QUESTIONING YOUR GENDER? WE HAVE TEACHERS ASKING KIDS FOR THEIR PRONOUNS IN CLASSROOM FORMS. THIS DISTRICT IS PROMOTING AN IDEOLOGY THAT WANTS TO CASTRATE YOUNG BOYS AND CUT OFF THE BREASTS OF GIRLS.

SO AS PARENTS, WE NOT ONLY BATTLE TEACHERS AND LIBRARIANS, PARENTS IMPORTANT TO OUR CHILDREN, BUT WE ALSO HAVE TO BATTLE THE DISTRICT PROMOTING THE TRANS AGENDA TO OUR KIDS.

WE SEND OUR KIDS TO SCHOOL TO GET EDUCATED, NOT INDOCTRINATED.

IF ANY OF YOU SUPPORT AND PROMOTE THE TRANS AGENDA TO THE KIDS IN THE DISTRICT, YOU ARE A CHILD MUTILATOR.

OUR NEXT ITEM HELD FOR REGISTERED SPEAKERS IS A2 ACCEPTANCE OF BOARD MONITORING UPDATE PRESENTATION OF CONSTRAINT FIVE PROGRESS MEASURES ONE, TWO AND THREE.

WILL [INAUDIBLE] PLEASE COME TO THE PODIUM? [INAUDIBLE] WILL BE FOLLOWED BY SANDRA RODRIGUEZ.

I'M [INAUDIBLE].

I'VE BEEN IN EDUCATION FOR 30 YEARS AND LICENSED IN K THROUGH 12 CLASSROOM.

SPECIAL EDUCATION.

GIFTED IEP.

I'M A [INAUDIBLE] EVALUATOR READING LITERATURE SPECIALIST AND ADMINISTRATOR.

WHEN I MOVED HERE SEVEN YEARS AGO FROM A RECIPROCAL STATE, I WAS DENIED LICENSURE.

I WAS TOLD I HAD TO TAKE BASIC EDUCATION CLASSES, EVEN THOUGH I HAVE A MASTERS IN LEARNING DISABILITIES AND THEREFORE RETIRED.

NOW WE HAVE AN 880 TEACHER SHORTAGE IN HISD AS OF 08/01.

I'M NOT THE ONLY ONE WHO IS UNABLE TO GET CERTIFIED.

KHOU REPORTED ON RETIRED TEACHERS HAVING ISSUES GETTING HIRED AND SHORTAGES ON 7/22.

MY REQUEST IS THAT YOU REVISIT THE CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS ALSO WITH A 40% POPULATION GROWTH IN HOUSTON, TEXAS AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS 7/26 [INAUDIBLE] POOL TO CHOOSE FROM.

HOW CAN PARENTS AND STUDENTS FEEL SAFE IF YOU DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TRAINED TEACHERS? TRANSLATION.

NOELIA [INAUDIBLE] WILL BE FOLLOWING SANDRA RODRIGUEZ.

GOOD EVENING, MY NAME IS SANDRA RODRIGUEZ AND I'M THE ADVOCACY DIRECTOR AT LATINOS FOR EDUCATION.

I WANT TO EXPRESS MY GRATITUDE TO SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE BOARD MEMBERS [INAUDIBLE] CHIEF ENGAGEMENT OFFICER TO INCLUDE HIS COMMUNICATIONS AND BOARD SERVICES TEAM FOR THEIR TIRELESS WORK IN ENSURING THE DISTRICT PROVIDES LANGUAGE ACCESSIBILITY TO FAMILIES WHO SPEAK ANOTHER LANGUAGE, ESPECIALLY FOR OUR SPANISH SPEAKING FAMILIES.

WE ARE GRATEFUL TO SEE SIMULTANEOUS INTERPRETATION SERVICES FOR TONIGHT'S MEETING.

THIS IS A GREAT STEP TO CREATING A MORE WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT FOR FAMILIES WHO MAY NOT OTHERWISE ENGAGE WITH THE DISTRICT.

I'D ALSO LIKE TO SPEAK ON AGENDA ITEM A2.

LAST FALL, OUR FAMILY SPOKE ABOUT THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING ACCESS TO HIGH QUALITY EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION.

WE APPRECIATE YOU LISTENING TO OUR FAMILIES SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE.

YOU INDICATED AN ADDITIONAL 18 CLASSROOMS WILL BE ADDED THIS SCHOOL YEAR.

WHERE ARE THESE CLASSROOMS LOCATED? NUMBER ONE, HOW ARE YOU IDENTIFYING AREAS OF GREATEST NEED AND WHERE CAN WE ACCESS THE DATA? AND WE'D LIKE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT THE NEW HIGH QUALITY INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS.

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NOELIA [INAUDIBLE].

OUR NEXT ITEM HELD FOR REGISTERED SPEAKERS IS B2 RECEIVE AND DISCUSS DRAFT OF 2022 COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PLAN FROM BOARD COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY AD HOC COMMITTEE.

WE WILL BEGIN WITH A REGISTERED SPEAKER WHO SIGNED UP TO SPEAK VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM REGARDING B2.

WE WOULD LIKE TO WELCOME AND RECOGNIZE OUR FORMER COLLEAGUE ON THE BOARD OF EDUCATION ANN SUNG.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT WE MUST SEE YOU LIVE WITH YOUR CAMERA ON AS YOU SPEAK.

IF YOU WERE WATCHING THE MEETING LIVE ON ANOTHER DEVICE, PLEASE MEET THE MEETING AUDIO WHEN YOU SPEAK TO AVOID AUDIO INTERFERENCE, TURN ON YOUR CAMERA AND BEGIN SPEAKING.

MS. TRINH, PLEASE ADMIT SPEAKER ANN SUNG.

MISS SUNG YOU ARE IN.

YOU MAY BEGIN.

THANK YOU.

GOOD EVENING.

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR WORKING SO HARD OVER THE SUMMER TO PREPARE FOR SCHOOL.

AS AN HISD PARENT I'M EXCITED MY DAUGHTER IS EXCITED FOR SCHOOL THIS YEAR.

REGARDING THE B ITEM, THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR WORK.

I'M THRILLED THAT YOU'RE WORKING ON A PLAN TO ENGAGE PARENTS AND OTHER STAKEHOLDERS IN DISCUSSIONS AROUND BOARD GOALS.

I ENCOURAGE YOU TO THINK ABOUT THE STAKEHOLDERS PRESENT WHEN LEARNING IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING.

THAT'S OUR STUDENTS AND OUR TEACHERS AND THEY'RE NOT CALLED OUT EXPLICITLY IN THE PLAN.

I THINK THAT'S SO IMPORTANT BECAUSE IF WE DON'T HAVE A PLAN FOR STUDENTS TO COME TO A MEETING OR TO A PARTICULAR MEETING FOR THEM TO BE HEARD, AND THE SAME FOR TEACHERS.

STUDENTS AND TEACHERS OFTEN TAKE A BACK SEAT IN COMMUNITY MEETINGS TO CONVERSATIONS, AND THOSE VOICES ARE SO CRITICAL.

I REALLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO INCLUDE SPECIFICALLY IN YOUR PLAN HOW TO ENGAGE STUDENTS, HOW TO HEAR FROM OUR TEACHERS SO THAT WE CAN ALL ACHIEVE THE LEARNING GOALS THAT WE HAVE FOR OUR STUDENTS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WANT TO RECOGNIZE IN THE AUDIENCE COUNCILWOMAN ANNETTA MURRAY, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE TONIGHT.

I ALSO WANT TO SAY [SPANISH] NEXT, WE WILL HEAR FROM SPEAKERS FOR B2, WHO SIGNED UP TO ADDRESS THE BOARD IN THE AUDITORIUM.

WILL ELIZABETH CHAPMAN PLEASE COME TO THE PODIUM? AS I CALL THE NEXT THREE NAMES, PLEASE TAKE A SEAT ON THE FRONT ROW, ANDREA NEGRI.

DANIEL SANTOS.

JACKIE WHITE-ANDERSON.

MY NAME IS ELIZABETH CHAPMAN, AND EVEN THOUGH I TEACH ENGLISH AT BELLAIRE HIGH SCHOOL, I WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT SOME NUMBERS.

30 IS THE NUMBER OF YEARS THAT OUR PRINCIPAL SERVED OUR DISTRICT.

HE BEGAN HIS CAREER AS A TEACHER HERE AND WAS PROMOTED BY HISD AGAIN AND AGAIN AS AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, THEN A PRINCIPAL AT THREE DIFFERENT CAMPUSES, AND FINALLY A LEAD PRINCIPAL.

DURING THAT TIME, HE BECAME ONE OF THE MOST TRUSTED AND EFFECTIVE LEADERS IN THE ENTIRE DISTRICT.

30 IS THE NUMBER OF POSITIONS THAT OUR PRINCIPAL TOLD THE COMMUNITY WE WOULD LOSE UNDER THE SUPERINTENDENT'S PROPOSED BUDGET.

AS I'M SURE YOU RECALL, THE COMMUNITY EXPRESSED STRONG DISAPPROVAL OF THAT BUDGET AND WITHIN DAYS IT WAS WITHDRAWN FROM CONSIDERATION.

30 IS THE NUMBER OF DAYS BETWEEN OUR PRINCIPALS ANNOUNCEMENT MESSAGE AND THE DISTRICT'S ANNOUNCEMENT OF THEIR DECISION TO REMOVE HIM FROM HIS POSITION.

IT HAS BEEN 99 DAYS SINCE THEN.

OUR COMMUNITY DESERVES BOTH A RESOLUTION AS WELL AS AN EXPLANATION FOR WHY THIS DISRUPTION EXTENDING ACROSS TWO SCHOOL YEARS AND IMPACTED SOUNDING].

ANDREA NEGRI.

DANIEL SANTOS.

JACKIE WHITE-ANDERSON.

EVERY TIME I SAW A STUDENT THIS SUMMER, ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS THEY ASKED ME WAS, IS MR. MCDONOUGH GOING TO BE BACK? AND IT ACTUALLY HAPPENED AGAIN JUST A FEW HOURS AGO.

EVERY TIME I HAVE TO TELL THEM, I DON'T KNOW.

IN MAY, I WAS ONE OF DOZENS OF OTHER COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO ASKED THE DISTRICT TO CONDUCT ITS INVESTIGATION INTO MICHAEL MCDONOUGH AS EXPEDITIOUSLY AS POSSIBLE, AND WE'RE STILL WAITING.

FOR SOME OF OUR STUDENTS, SCHOOL IS THE ONLY STABLE PLACE, BUT FOR THE FOURTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR, IT'S FULL OF UNCERTAINTY.

NO ONE HAS ANSWERS OR CAN TELL THEM WHEN THERE WILL BE ANSWERS.

THINK ABOUT HOW UNCERTAINTY MAKES ADULTS FEEL STRESSED OUT, AND THEN IMAGINE HOW IT AFFECTS TEENAGERS WHO HAVE VERY LITTLE CONTROL OVER THEIR LIVES.

THEY ALSO WONDER IF THEIR VOICES MATTER.

THOUSANDS OF THEM WALKED OUT OF SCHOOL AT THE END OF MAY, AND YET NOTHING HAPPENED.

PLEASE FAIRLY BUT QUICKLY WRAP THIS INVESTIGATION UP.

LET THE PARENTS, STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO HAVE ASKED FOR TRANSPARENCY HEAR A RESPONSE AND GIVE OUR STUDENTS SOME STABILITY AS WE START THIS SCHOOL YEAR.

THANK YOU.

DANIEL SANTOS, JACKIE WHITE-ANDERSON.

GOOD EVENING, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

I RISE TO SPEAK ON ITEM B2.

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THE MISSION STATEMENT OF THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PLAN NEEDS TO BE REVISED.

SPECIFICALLY, THE THIRD SENTENCE, WHICH DOES NOT ALIGN WITH BOARD CONSTRAINT.

NUMBER ONE, THE MISSION STATEMENT NEEDS TO SPECIFICALLY INCLUDE ALL THE GROUPS REFERRED TO IN THE CONSTRAINT STUDENTS, TEACHERS, ETC.

AS THE DISTRICT FACES CHALLENGES RETAINING AND ATTRACTING MORE TEACHERS.

I HAVE PUBLICLY STATED THAT NOT ONLY COMPENSATION SHOULD IMPROVE BUT ALSO CONDITIONS, CULTURE AND CLIMATE.

OMITTING THE TERM TEACHERS FROM THIS MISSION STATEMENT BELIES THE CLAIM THAT TEACHERS ARE VALUED AS MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY AND RISK SENDING THE MESSAGE THAT THIS IS THE CULTURE IN HIGH ESTEEM.

THIS IS NOT THE TIME TO IGNORE TEACHERS OR STUDENTS.

PLEASE REVISE THE MISSION STATEMENT.

THANK YOU.

JACKIE WHITE-ANDERSON.

GOOD EVENING TRUSTEES AND SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE.

I'M HERE TO SPEAK TO AGENDA ITEM B2 COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AD HOC COMMITTEE AND ITS CURRENT COMPOSITION.

THE REPORT PROPOSES THAT COHORTS OF THREE TRUSTEES HOLD JOINT COMMUNITY MEETINGS IN THEIR TRUSTEE DISTRICTS.

THE REPORT MENTIONS PARENTS AND STAKEHOLDERS, BUT OMITS ANY SPECIFIC MENTION OF ENGAGING STUDENTS AND ART TEACHERS THROUGH THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROCESS.

IT IS IN CONTRAST TO BOARD SELF CONSTRAINT ONE WHICH STATES THE BOARD WILL NOT CONDUCT ITS DUTIES WITHOUT INCLUDING STUDENTS, FAMILIES, TEACHERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

IF YOU TRULY WANT TO CHANGE THE CULTURE IN HISD, YOU WILL HONOR YOUR CONSTRAINTS AND CALL FOR A DIVERSITY OF COMMITTEES AND STOP DISENFRANCHIZING TEACHERS HISD MADE HEADWAY WITH THE SALARIES THIS YEAR, BUT LOOK AROUND.

THERE ARE STILL MANY TEACHER VACANCIES IN HISTORY.

THERE ARE STILL DEFICITS IN RESPECT IN THE PROFESSION, NAMELY TEACHERS.

IT'S ABOUT RESPECT.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

OUR NEXT ITEM HELD FOR REGISTERED SPEAKERS IS FOR AUTHORITY TO RENEW INTERLOCAL PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF HOUSTON TO PROVIDE A COVID 19 SCREENING AND TESTING PROGRAM TO STUDENTS AND EMPLOYEES, AND EXCUSE ME, IF I MISPRONOUNCE, YOUR NAME.

WILL [INAUDIBLE] PLEASE COME TO THE PODIUM.

THE SPEAKER WILL BE FOLLOWED BY JACKIE ABREU-HILL HELLO, LET ME TALK ABOUT THE ISSUES THAT CAME WITH COVID TESTING AND SCREENING FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF AN EDUCATOR.

FIRST, STUDENTS DIDN'T COME TO SCHOOL.

THEIR PARENTS AND THEM WERE SO FOCUSED ON TESTING AND SCREENING THAT THEY ENDED UP MISSING WEEKS OF SCHOOL BEFORE THEY ACTUALLY TESTED NEGATIVE OR SO ON.

SECOND, COVID IS NOW AS COMMON AND TYPICAL AS THE FLU OR COMMON COLD.

SO WHY ARE WE CONTINUING TO PLACE UNNECESSARY EMPHASIS AND MONEY ON THIS WHEN WE HAVE STUDENTS WHO ARE FAILING, STUDENTS THAT NEED TO BE IN SCHOOL AND STAFF THAT NEED THE SUPPORT OF SICK DAYS.

THE SCREENER, FROM MY PERSPECTIVE, IS UNNECESSARY, AND IT'S JUST ANOTHER THING FOR TEACHERS AND STAFF TO REMEMBER ON THEIR LIST OF THINGS TO REMEMBER ON A DAILY BASIS.

IT'S BASED ON THE HONOR SYSTEM AND DOES NOTHING TO HELP OUR STUDENTS AND OUR STAFF.

IF TEACHERS TEST POSITIVE, WHAT'S NEXT? Y'ALL TOOK OUR COVID LEAVE AWAY.

WE NEED SICK DAYS AND WE NEED TO HOLD OUR STUDENTS ACCOUNTABLE BY ENSURING THAT THEY'RE ACTUALLY IN SCHOOL, NOT GIVE THEM ANOTHER EXCUSE TO MISS SCHOOL.

STOP PRETENDING COVID IS A BIG DEAL, PRIORITIZE CURRICULUM, QUALITY BUILDINGS AND TAKING CARE OF OUR STAFF.

THANK YOU.

JACKIE ABREU-HILL.

GOOD EVENING, I'M REALLY PUZZLED WHY WE STILL HAVE COVERT ON THE AGENDA WHEN WE'VE GOT REALLY BIG PRESSING ISSUES THAT ARE THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM, WHICH IS THE TEACHER SHORTAGES AND THE SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS.

SO MANY PEOPLE HAVE BROUGHT UP, ESPECIALLY WITH THE STATEMENTS MADE LAST WEEK, THAT WE ARE NOT PREPARED FOR AN ACTIVE SHOOTER.

I THINK PARENTS DESERVE ANSWERS AS TO WHAT THE DISTRICT PLANS TO DO WITH TEACHER SHORTAGES AND SAFETY.

OVERALL, I THINK THAT IS SO IMPORTANT.

THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED.

THAT SHOULD BE ON THE AGENDA.

THAT SHOULD BE PRIORITY, NOT COVID SCREENING.

LET'S MOVE ON, YOU GUYS.

THIS IS A FLU EPIDEMIC AT THIS POINT.

WE'VE GOT TO MOVE ON AND REALIZE THAT WE CAN MOVE FORWARD AND DO THE RIGHT THINGS, BUT WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT SAFETY FIRST AND FOREMOST.

OUR STUDENTS ARE PROBABLY SCARED TO KNOW.

THEY MAY NOT KNOW, BUT THEIR PARENTS MIGHT BE SCARED TO KNOW WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN WHEN THEY SEND THEIR CHILDREN TO SCHOOL IN LESS THAN A WEEK.

THANK YOU.

PLEASE REFRAIN FROM AUDIBLE CLAPPING.

YOU CAN DO THIS IF YOU WANT TO SHARE YOUR ENTHUSIASM.

NEXT, WE WILL HEAR FROM A REGISTERED SPEAKER WHO SIGNED UP TO SPEAK VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM REGARDING ITEM F4.

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

IF YOU ARE WATCHING THE MEETING LIVE ON ANOTHER DEVICE, PLEASE MUTE THE MEETING AUDIO.

WHEN YOU SPEAK TO AVOID AUDIO INTERFERENCE, TURN ON YOUR CAMERA AND BEGIN

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SPEAKING.

MS. TRINH PLEASE ADMIT HUNTER RYAN.

HUNTER RYAN, PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

HELLO, AM I ON? YES.

HELLO.

GOOD EVENING, MY NAME IS BRIAN.

I'M A NATIVE HOUSTONIAN AND A PROUD GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOLS.

I'M HERE TODAY REPRESENTING MYSELF AS A LOCAL EDUCATIONAL ADVOCATE AND EFFORTS TO CREATE BETTER OUTCOMES FOR THE STUDENTS.

I'M SPEAKING TO AGENDA ITEM F3.

I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THE BOARD THREE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT, WHICH IS ONE OF THE MORE IMPORTANT OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS THAT IS PRODUCED EACH YEAR TO GUIDE THE DAY TO DAY SUCCESS OF STUDENTS AND THE DISTRICT.

WHO FROM THE LOCAL COMMUNITY OF COLLABORATIVE STAKEHOLDERS WAS ON THE CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT COMMITTEE FOR SCHOOL YEAR 22-23.

WHAT WAS THE PROCESS TO INCORPORATE STAKEHOLDER INPUT INTO THE CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT FOR SCHOOL YEAR 22 AND 23? [INAUDIBLE] THANK YOU, HUNTER.

OUR NEXT ITEM HELD FOR REGISTERED SPEAKERS IS F5 ACCOUNTABILITY PRESENTATION.

WILL ANGELA BOX PLEASE COME TO THE PODIUM? WELCOME BACK.

I'M ANGELA BOX AND I'M A FORMER HISD TEACHER.

FIRST, LAST AND ALWAYS.

YOU ARE LEFTISTS.

THAT'S WHY YOU PUSH SO HARD TO NORMALIZE PORNOGRAPHY, DRAG QUEENS, GENDER DYSPHORIA, RACISM, ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION MASKS, VACCINES, AND THE LIE OF MANMADE CLIMATE CHANGE.

SO MUCH GROOMING, SO LITTLE TIME YOU CLAIM TO WANT SAFE SCHOOLS BUT WON'T FUND CAMPUS COPS OR ARMED STAFF.

INSTEAD, YOU SENT TEACHERS TO OREGON TO LEARN HOW TO MAKE MORE EXCUSES AS TO WHY BLACK CHILDREN ARE FAILING IN YOUR SYSTEM.

AKA CRITICAL RACE THEORY.

THERE ARE MASSIVE TEACHER VACANCIES, YET CROCKETT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WANTS TO HIRE A MARIACHI TEACHER.

LIBRARIANS ARE HIDING THEIR BOOK PURCHASES FROM THE PUBLIC SO PARENTS CAN'T SEE THE PORN THEY BOUGHT.

THIS SUPERINTENDENT MAKES $450,000 A YEAR, NOT INCLUDING THE 10,000 EXTRA A MONTH HE GETS FOR HIS CAR, PHONE AND HOUSE, ALL PAID FOR BY TAXPAYERS.

RESIGN.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT ITEM HELD FOR REGISTERED SPEAKERS IS I WON APPROVAL OF VENDOR AWARDS FOR PURCHASES OVER $100,000 AND RATIFICATION OF VENDOR AWARDS FOR PURCHASES UNDER 100,000.

WILL [INAUDIBLE] PLEASE COME TO THE PODIUM? AS I CALL THE NEXT TWO NAMES, PLEASE TAKE A SEAT ON THE FRONT ROW.

TRAVIS FYFE, TED [INAUDIBLE].

HI, I'M A PARENT OF TWO CHILDREN IN HISD.

I DEMAND YOU VOTE NO ON ITEMS I-1 APPROVING $8.46 MILLION IN WEAPONS, EQUIPMENT AND SURVEILLANCE FOR HISD PD VOTING YES DIRECTLY DEFIES THE HISD BOARD CONSTRAINTS ONE AND TWO.

THESE MEASURES ARE SECURITY, THEATER, THEY WASTE MILLIONS AND VALUABLE RESOURCE DOLLARS AND DEFY RESEARCH REGARDING THE MITIGATION OF SCHOOL VIOLENCE.

TO QUOTE FROM PRINCETON [INAUDIBLE] 2019 ARTICLE FIRST TO SUGGEST THAT THE PROBLEM OF FIREARMS IN SCHOOLS CAN BE SOLVED BY MORE FIREARMS AND SCHOOLS IS NOT GROUNDED IN SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE.

THESE SECURITY EXPENDITURES CREATE OPPORTUNITY COSTS IN THE CURRENT CLIMATE OF DECLINING SCHOOL BUDGETS, WHERE TEACHERS ARE ALREADY UNDERPAID, SCHOOLS LACK SUFFICIENT STAFF AND INADEQUATE TEACHING SUPPLIES ARE COMMON.

POLITICAL PRESSURE, MEDIA, SENSATIONALIZING AND STAKEHOLDER VIEWS MAY MAKE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS IMPLEMENT ACTIVITIES THAT WILL MAKE IT LOOK LIKE THEY ARE DOING SOMETHING TO MAKE THEIR SCHOOL SAFER AND END UP IGNORING BEST PRACTICES OR AVOID UPSETTING STAKEHOLDERS AND VOTERS.

TRAVIS FYFE.

TED [INAUDIBLE].

MARISSA [INAUDIBLE].

GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS TRAVIS FYFE, AN ATTORNEY WITH THE TEXAS CIVIL RIGHTS PROJECT.

I'M SPEAKING TONIGHT TO IMPLORE YOU ALL TO REJECT THE INCREASE IN POLICE FUNDING THAT'S BEING CONSIDERED.

STUDENTS ARE SAFEST WHEN THEY FEEL CONNECTED AND HAVE A GENUINE INTEREST IN THE CLASSROOMS THEY'RE IN.

GIVEN ALL OF THE CRISES AFFECTING HISD, WHETHER IT'S THE TEACHER SHORTAGES OR A LACK OF AVAILABILITY OF COUNSELORS, THE TIME IS TO INVEST IN THOSE COMMUNITY BASED ALTERNATIVES TO POLICING THAT MAKE STUDENTS FEEL CONNECTED, AND I WANT TO END MY COMMENTS HERE WITH WHERE TRUSTEE CRUZ LEFT OFF LAST WEEK, AND THAT'S WITH THE DISPROPORTIONATE IMPACT THAT POLICING HAS ON OUR MOST MARGINALIZED STUDENTS IN HISD.

WE KNOW FROM DECADES OF RESEARCH AND THE DISTRICT'S OWN DATA THAT POLICE DISPROPORTIONATELY NEGATIVELY IMPACT OUR BLACK AND BROWN

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STUDENTS.

MARISSA [INAUDIBLE].

THANK YOU FOR APPROVING THE WISE WIT PUBLISHING COMPANY AND OUR BOOK, ROBERT'S RULES FOR KIDS AND BIG KIDS A GUIDE TO TEACHING CHILDREN OF ALL AGES THE BASICS OF PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE.

THIS BOOK CAN PLAY A ROLE IN REDUCING SCHOOL VIOLENCE BEFORE YOU APPROVE MILLIONS FOR WEAPONS.

NUMBER ONE, READ MY ESSAY, WHICH I SUBMITTED TO YOU YESTERDAY ON ENDING THE SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE.

NUMBER TWO, ALLOW A MEETING WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT'S LEADERSHIP TEAM, WHICH CHIEF LOPEZ HAS ENDORSED TO GO FORWARD, AND NUMBER THREE, HOST A TOWN HALL MEETING WHERE IDEAS FROM THE BROADER COMMUNITY CAN BE HEARD.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

MARISSA [INAUDIBLE].

NEXT, WE WILL HEAR FROM REGISTERED SPEAKERS WHO SIGNED UP TO SPEAK VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM.

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

IF YOU ARE WATCHING THE MEETING LIVE ON ANOTHER DEVICE, PLEASE MEET THE MEETING AUDIO.

WHEN YOU SPEAK TO AVOID AUDIO INTERFERENCE, TURN ON YOUR CAMERA AND BEGIN SPEAKING.

MS. TRINH, PLEASE IDENTIFY AND ADMIT OUR ZOOM SPEAKER.

ALEXIS GAGE, PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA.

TURN ON YOUR MIC, AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

I'M SPEAKING HERE TODAY REGARDING PURCHASING RIFLES AND AMMUNITION FOR THE POLICE.

I WANT TO BE CLEAR THAT I AM NOT SPEAKING IN OBJECTION TO SAFEGUARDING OUR CHILDREN.

THEY DESERVE TO FEEL SAFE WHEN THEY WALK THROUGH OUR DOORS.

MY QUESTION IS SIMPLY, ARE WE GOING ABOUT THIS THE RIGHT WAY? I'M HERE TO ASK YOU TO VOTE NO TO THESE FINANCE ITEMS UNTIL WE CAN DO AN INTERNAL SAFETY REVIEW THAT ENSURES THAT ALL ESTABLISHED ENTRY DOORS HAVE FUNCTIONING CAMERAS AND MICROPHONES FOR SCHOOL VISITOR CHECK IN.

ALL EMERGENCY BUTTONS IN CLASSROOMS ARE PROPERLY FUNCTIONING, DOORS ARE CLOSING PROPERLY, AND THAT ALL PORTIONS OF THE CAMPUS HAVE A FUNCTIONING PA SYSTEM TO BE ABLE TO HEAR ANNOUNCEMENTS OF ANY SAFETY CONCERNS, INCLUDING OUR PORTABLES.

SELF-IMPOSED CONSTRAINT NUMBER TWO READS THE BOARD WILL NOT CONDUCT ITS DUTIES WITHOUT INCLUDING STUDENTS, FAMILIES, TEACHERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS INCLUSIVE OF ALL THOSE THAT SPEAK LANGUAGES OTHER THAN ENGLISH IN A MANNER THAT INSPIRES BROAD COMMUNITY OWNERSHIP OF BOARD POLICY.

THIS ENTIRE MEETING, INCLUDING MY TESTIMONY, IS IN ENGLISH REACHING ONLY ONE OF 200 THANK YOU.

KAMEL WILLIS, PLEASE TURN ON YOUR MIC AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

THANK YOU.

GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS KAMEL WILLIS AND I'M WITH DISABILITY RIGHTS TEXAS.

ONE OF THE BELIEFS OF THE BOARD IS THAT MEANINGFUL ENGAGEMENT WITH THE COMMUNITY IS IMPORTANT IN ALL MAJOR DECISION MAKING.

WHILE AN ASSESSMENT OF HISD SECURITY IS CRUCIAL, THIS PARTICULAR AGENDA ITEM HAS BEEN REQUESTED WITHOUT THE PROPER COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.

THERE ARE STILL MANY QUESTIONS, INCLUDING WHICH SCHOOLS WILL GET ADDED SECURITY AND HOW DOES HAVING MORE EQUIPMENT EQUATE TO MAKING SCHOOLS SAFER? THE BOARD MADE A COMMITMENT IN THE BOARD RESTRAINTS TO NOT SUPPORT RECOMMENDATIONS OR POLICIES THAT CONTRIBUTE TO HISTORIC PATTERNS OF DISPROPORTIONATE DISCIPLINE.

AS YOU KNOW, STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES AND STUDENTS OF COLOR ARE DISPROPORTIONATELY DISCIPLINED IN COMPARISON TO THEIR PEERS AND ALSO DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPACTED BY POLICING.

INSTEAD OF APPROVING THESE PURCHASES, OTHER THINGS THAT CAN BE DONE, SUCH AS SECURING GATES AND DOORS AT SCHOOLS, AS WELL AS COLLABORATIVELY WORKING WITH LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AND CREATING A UNIFIED PLAN OF ACTION.

I KNOW THE SCHOOL SAFETY IS A MAJOR GOAL FOR THE BOARD, BUT I URGE YOU TO VOTE NO ON ITEM I-1 TO ALLOW TIME FOR PROPER DISCUSSIONS.

THANK YOU.

AR'SHELL MONSANTO.

PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA.

TURN ON YOUR MIC AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

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MY NAME IS AR'SHELL MONSANTO.

I LIVE IN TRUSTEE DISTRICT NINE.

I AM ALSO A PARENT OF A STUDENT.

TODAY I'M ASKING THE BOARD TO DELAY THE VOTE ON AGENDA ITEMS I-1.

AT THE AGENDA REVIEW MEETING.

I WAS SHOCKED AND FRIGHTENED TO HEAR LEADERSHIP SAY THAT HISD POLICE DEPARTMENT IS NOT PREPARED TO HANDLE AN ACTIVE SHOOTER.

WE ALL WANT STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND ANYONE THAT SETS FOOT ON THIS CAMPUS TO FEEL AND BE SAFE.

SCHOOLS ARE SAFE ZONES.

TWO YEARS AGO, WE EXPERIENCED OUR OWN TRAGEDY AT BELLAIRE HIGH SCHOOL.

THE FORMER SUPERINTENDENT WROTE A BLOG POST ABOUT FOCUSING ON SCHOOL SAFETY, BUT TO MY KNOWLEDGE, NOT MUCH HAS CHANGED IF OFFICERS ARE NOT PREPARED FOR AN ACTIVE SHOOTER TWO WEEKS BEFORE THE START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR AT THE AGENDA REVIEW LAST THURSDAY, THE DIALOG SHIFTED FROM BEING ABOUT TRAINING EQUIPMENT SO THAT OFFICERS KNOW HOW TO MANEUVER TO ASKING FOR MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FOR RIFLES.

NOT TO MENTION THAT THEY WANT TO STORE THESE RIFLES ON CAMPUS.

NO RESEARCH HAS BEEN DONE TO DETERMINE THE CORRELATION BETWEEN HAVING RIFLES ON CAMPUS.

THANK YOU.

JOHN GARCIA.

JOHN GARCIA, PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA.

TURN ON YOUR MIC, AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

JOHN GARCIA, YOU HAVE JOINED THE MEETING, BUT PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA.

TURN ON YOUR MIC AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

WAS THAT FOR JOHN? I'M SORRY.

I DIDN'T HEAR.

YES, MR. GARCIA, YOU MAY BEGIN.

GOOD AFTERNOON, I'M WITH CBP AND I'M STRONGLY OPPOSED TO ANY FURTHER MILITARIZATION OF POLICE, ESPECIALLY THOSE INTERACTING WITH CHILDREN.

IT'S UNDERSTANDABLE TO BE FRIGHTENED DURING A TIME OF MASS SHOOTINGS IN SCHOOLS.

HOWEVER, TO ANSWER GUN VIOLENCE BY ADDING MORE GUNS TO SCHOOL ENVIRONMENTS IS MISGUIDED.

FURTHER, RELYING ON MORE FUNDING FOR POLICE FOR SAFETY IS ABSURD.

WHEN STUDIES AND LIFE EXPERIENCE SHOW THESE TOOLS ARE MORE OFTEN USED AGAINST CHILDREN IN SCHOOLS THAN PROTECTING THOSE CHILDREN.

THIS IS A SCHOOL DISTRICT.

WE HAVE DEMANDED CONSISTENTLY TO USE FUNDS TO ADDRESS ISSUES TAKING PLACE IN SCHOOLS EACH DAY RELATED TO MENTAL HEALTH, PHYSICAL WELLNESS, SMALLER CLASS SIZES AND OTHER PRIORITIES.

I SUGGEST TIME BE SPENT ON REVISITING THESE DEMANDS AS OPPOSED TO WASTING MORE TIME ON GUNS AND GEAR.

GIVING MORE MONEY TO POLICE IS A FAILED STRATEGY THAT HARMS THE MISSION OF HOUSTON ISD AND JEOPARDIZES RATHER THAN SUPPORTS THE SAFETY OF STUDENTS.

THANK YOU.

NOAH OTOTE-INGRAM, PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

NOAH OTOTE-INGRAM.

YOU HAVE JOINED THE MEETING.

PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA.

TURN ON YOUR MIC AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

NOAH, WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO SEE YOU.

PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA.

OH, SORRY.

SORRY ABOUT THAT.

I CAN BEGIN NOW.

OKAY, GOOD AFTERNOON.

DO YOU HEAR ME? YOU MAY WANT TO MUTE ANYTHING ELSE YOU HAVE IN THE BACKGROUND.

OKAY, GIVE ME A SECOND.

I WAS AT A MEETING, SO, GOOD AFTERNOON HISD SCHOOL BOARD.

MY NAME IS NOAH INGRAM.

I'M A 2020 HISD GRADUATE.

I'M HERE TODAY TO ASK YOU TO RECONSIDER PURCHASING POLICE EQUIPMENT.

I UNDERSTAND EVERYONE HERE PARENTS, TEACHERS, STUDENTS WANT TO BE SAFE IN SCHOOLS, BUT MILITARIZING SROS IS NOT THE BEST SOLUTION.

WE SHOULDN'T JUST JUMP INTO SAYING THE BEST WAY TO STOP A SCHOOL SHOOTING IS BY MORE NEUTRALIZING EQUIPMENT, WHICH IS ONLY TREATING THE SYMPTOMS AND NOT THE

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PROBLEM, WHICH WE ACTUALLY TRAIN THE PROBLEM THAT'S CAUSING SCHOOL SHOOTINGS.

I HAVE A FRIEND FROM HIGH SCHOOL.

HE'S DOING OKAY NOW, BUT HE WOULD BE A LOT BETTER IF HE'D GOTTEN THE MENTAL HELP HE NEEDED.

WHEN I WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL, OUR SCHOOL PRIORITIZED MAINLY THE TOP STUDENTS, BUT I THINK WE SHOULD BE REALLY HELPING OUT EVERYONE.

THE BEST WAY TO ACTUALLY HELP WITH SCHOOL SHOOTINGS IS PROBLEM.

SO THAT'S MENTAL HEALTH THAT SOCIAL WORKERS.

THANK YOU, NOAH, BUT YOUR TIME IS UP.

CESAR SEGUNDO.

CESAR SEGUNDO, PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA.

TURN ON YOUR MIC AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS CESAR SEGUNDO, AND I'M A GRADUATE OF SAM HOUSTON HIGH SCHOOL IN DISTRICT ONE AND A MEMBER OF COMMUNITY VOICES FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION.

TODAY, I'M HERE TO VOICE MY CONCERN FOR THIS AGENDA ITEM THAT PROPOSES SPENDING $1.5 MILLION OVER THREE YEARS ON SECURITY EQUIPMENT, WHICH INCLUDES RIFLES AND SHIELDS FOR EACH OF THE 200 POLICE OFFICERS.

WHILE EVERY SINGLE PARENT, TEACHER AND COMMUNITY MEMBER WANTS NOTHING MORE THAN FOR OUR CHILDREN TO BE SAFE AND PROTECTED AT ALL TIMES.

THIS IS NOT THE RIGHT INVESTMENT IN THE EVENT OF AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION.

THE HOUSTON POLICE DEPARTMENT IS THE BETTER AGENCY TO HANDLE THE SITUATION, GIVEN THAT THEY ARE STAFFED, FUNDED AND PREPARED FOR THIS SCENARIO.

MILITARIZING OUR HIGH SCHOOLS, MIDDLE SCHOOLS AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IS NOT THE ANSWER.

INSTEAD, THE FUNDS SHOULD BE USED TO PAY FOR MORE COUNSELORS, SOCIAL WORKERS, MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT SERVICES AND SMALLER CLASS SIZES THAT DIRECTLY BENEFIT OUR STUDENTS' EDUCATION.

TRUSTEES, I ASK THAT YOU PLEASE CONSIDER THIS CAREFULLY AND VOTE NO ON THIS PURCHASE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

JESS FLORES.

JESS FLORES, PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA.

TURN ON YOUR MIC AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

HELLO.

MY NAME IS JESSICA FLORES, AND I'M A HISD TEACHER, AND I WORK UNDER DR.

ALLEN'S DISTRICT IN HISD.

I'M HERE TO SHINE A LIGHT ON SAFETY CONCERNS FOR I-1.

STUDENT SAFETY IS A PRIORITY, BUT I WANT MULTIPLE ROUTES TO BE CONSIDERED.

I WANT THERE TO BE A DELAY IN THE PASSING OF THE PURCHASE OF AMMUNITION AND RIFLES UNTIL MORE OPTIONS ARE DISCUSSED BY AND WITH THE COMMUNITY.

WE HAVE PROCEDURES AND SYSTEMS THAT WORK, BUT HOW ARE THEY MEASURED AGAINST ONE ANOTHER? WE NEED SCHOOL SAFETY TO BE CENTRALIZED BEFORE WE CONSIDER ADDING RIFLES, HOW DO WE ADDRESS THE ROOT OF THE PROBLEM? HOW CAN WE ENSURE THAT THESE SYSTEMS OF SAFETY ARE QUALITY AND THEY ARE TRUSTED ACROSS ALL LOW INCOME AND HIGH INCOME SCHOOLS WITH FIDELITY? WE NEED TO FIX WHAT WE HAVE NOT ADD MORE TO THE PROBLEM.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

KOURTNEY [INAUDIBLE].

KOURTNEY [INAUDIBLE].

YOU HAVE JOINED THE MEETING.

PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA.

TURN ON YOUR MIC AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

HELLO.

OKAY, WELL, GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS KOURTNEY [INAUDIBLE].

I HAVE A DAUGHTER WHO IS IN SECOND GRADE AT BC ELMORE AND I AM THRILLED THAT YOU GUYS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT PUBLIC SAFETY.

HOWEVER, I PERSONALLY WOULD NOT LIKE TO SEE MORE GUNS AND BULLETS IN OUR SCHOOLS.

HONESTLY, WHAT MAKES ME REALLY OPPOSED TO THIS PURCHASE IS BECAUSE I'M A BLACK MOM IN NORTH FOREST AND THERE IS ALWAYS SO MANY SMALL THINGS THAT OUR KIDS AND OUR COMMUNITY ARE PENALIZED OVER.

I'M VERY WORRIED THAT THIS WILL BE JUST LIKE THE WAR ON DRUGS, AND THIS IS GOING TO DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPACT CHILDREN IN OUR COMMUNITY THAT IN OUR COMMUNITY THE MOST.

SO IF SOMEONE DIES, IT WILL DEFINITELY BE A BLACK KID.

SO I WOULD HOPE THAT YOU ARE ABLE TO FIND OTHER WAYS TO PROTECT OUR STUDENTS, AND I'M ASKING THAT YOU GUYS VOTE NO TO MILITARIZING OUR SCHOOLS, AND THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU.

MADAM PRESIDENT THOSE ARE ALL THE SPEAKERS THAT HAVE SIGNED UP FOR THIS ITEM VIA ZOOM.

THANK YOU, MS. TRINH.

OUR NEXT ITEM HELD FOR REGISTER SPEAKERS IS L1 DEBT MANAGEMENT ACTIVITY REPORT.

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WILL EARL HIRSCH PLEASE COME TO THE PODIUM? I'M HERE FOLLOWING MR. HOUSE'S VAGUE EMAIL IN JULY ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY [INAUDIBLE] VAGUENESS IS ABOUT MASKS.

I'M HERE TO TALK ABOUT MASKS.

I WAS HERE LAST AUGUST WHERE YOU ALL VOTED 11 TO 0 TO MANDATE THEM.

I'M JUST GOING TO TALK VERY, VERY BLUNTLY.

WHAT IS THE IMPACT ON MASKS ON CHILDREN? MUTILATION CHILDREN AGAINST CHILDREN NOT WANTING TO GO TO SCHOOL? WHAT DOES THAT ALL SOUND LIKE? IT SOUNDS LIKE WE HAVE ZERO TOLERANCE FOR WHICH IS BULLYING.

LET'S ALL COME FORWARD FROM THAT.

LET'S UNITE, THOUGH.

LET'S USE THE SCIENTIFIC METHOD I TALKED ABOUT IN FEBRUARY.

CHALLENGED THE HYPOTHESIS BECAUSE IT DIDN'T MAKE ANY SENSE.

[INAUDIBLE] DON'T GO CITING SOME SPEAKING HEAD OR GOVERNMENT.

CHALLENGE THE HYPOTHESIS.

UTILIZE THIS AND THE SKY WILL CLEAR.

LET US ALL UNITE.

REMEMBER, STRONG, EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP MATTERS.

I'M EXPECTING IT FROM ALL OF YOU.

WE ARE ALL AMERICANS.

ONE NATION UNDER GOD.

WE HAVE A STUDENT SPEAKER REGISTERED FOR THE HEARING OF THE COMMUNITY.

WILL HAYDEN COHEN PLEASE COME TO THE PODIUM? [INAUDIBLE] AS A STUDENT.

SORRY.

GOOD EVENING.

I'M A GRADUATE OF CLASS OF 2020.

BACK IN APRIL, I ATTENDED THE HRC PRIDE SUMMIT WHERE I HEARD SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE SAY WE WILL KEEP WORKING TO TRANSFORM HISD INTO A DESTINATION DISTRICT WHERE ALL STUDENTS FEEL LIKE THEY BELONG IN OUR DISTRICT, AND THIS STATEMENT ANGERED ME GREATLY BECAUSE I KNEW THAT COME MONDAY MORNING I'D BE REQUIRED TO WALK ALL THE WAY TO THE NURSES RESTROOM ON MY FIVE MINUTE BREAK, BECAUSE MY SCHOOL HAD A POLICY THAT'S THE ONLY RESTROOM TRANS STUDENTS LIKE ME COULD USE.

IF YOU REALLY WANT TO TRANSFORM INTO A PLACE WHERE QUEER STUDENTS FEEL LIKE THEY BELONG, THEN STOP ISOLATING US FROM OUR PEERS AND CREATE A DISTRICT WIDE, INCLUSIVE POLICY.

LET'S MAKE A POLICY THAT ALLOWS TRANSGENDER STUDENTS TO USE THE RESTROOM THEY FEEL MOST COMFORTABLE USING, REGARDLESS OF THE SEX MARKER ON THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE.

AS OF RIGHT NOW, HISD HAS YET TO CREATE ANY POLICIES IN REGARDS TO RESTROOM AND LOCKER ROOM USAGE, WHICH LEAVES INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL ADMIN TO DECIDE WHAT POLICIES THEY WANT TO MAKE ON THEIR OWN.

I KNOW PARENTS WILL HAVE ISSUES WITH THIS, BUT YOU ALL WERE THE ONES THAT TOLD US THIS CONCLUDES OUR HEARING OF REGISTERED SPEAKERS FOR AGENDA ITEMS. WE ARE NOW READY TO CONSIDER OUR DISCUSSION AND REPORT ITEMS FIRST TO ACCEPTANCE OF

[A-2. Acceptance Of Board Monitoring Update: Presentation Of Constraint 5 Progress Measures 1, 2, And 3]

BOARD MONITORING.

UPDATE PRESENTATION OF CONSTRAINT FIVE PROGRESS MEASURES ONE, TWO AND THREE.

SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE, PLEASE PROCEED WITH YOUR UPDATE.

COLLEAGUES, PLEASE HOLD YOUR QUESTIONS UNTIL THE PRESENTATION IS COMPLETE.

THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT, AND I'D LIKE TO CALL TO THE PODIUM AND I'D LIKE TO DO SOMETHING DIFFERENT BECAUSE DR.

MATNEY, I THINK WE HAVE TWO BACK TO BACK PRESENTATIONS, GLENN, IF YOU DON'T MIND LETTING DR.

MATNEY SIT DOWN SO SHE CAN NOT HAVE TO BE ON OUR FEET FOR BOTH OF THOSE PRESENTATIONS, WE WOULD APPRECIATE IT.

SUCH A GENTLEMAN.

[CHUCKLING] THANK YOU.

OKAY, THANK YOU, SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE.

GOOD EVENING, TRUSTEES.

WE'RE HERE THIS EVENING TO REVIEW OUR FIRST REVIEW OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.

OUR CONSTRAINT FIVE PROGRESS MEASURES ONE, TWO AND THREE.

SO JUST TO REVIEW CONSTRAINT FIVE STATES, THE SUPERINTENDENT SHALL NOT ALLOW THE DISTRICT TO OPERATE WITHOUT PROVIDING HIGH QUALITY, FULL DAY SEATS FOR PRE-KINDERGARTEN THREE, PREKINDERGARTEN FOUR AND KINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS FOR ALL STUDENTS THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT AT LOCATIONS BASED ON A DATA DRIVEN, CENTRALIZED METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING AREAS OF HIGHEST NEED.

THE FIRST PROGRESS MEASURE FOR CONSTRAINT FIVE STATES THE PERCENTAGE OF PROJECTED STATE PRE-KINDERGARTEN FOR ELIGIBLE STUDENTS WITH ACCESS TO AN OPEN SEAT IN A FULL DAY EARLY LEARNING PROGRAM WITHIN THEIR ZONED ELEMENTARY BOUNDARY WILL INCREASE EIGHT PERCENTAGE POINTS FROM 74 TO 82 IN 23-24.

SO IN EXAMINING OUR FIRST ROUND OF DATA WITH THIS, WE ARE CALLING THIS NOT EVALUATED.

THE POLICY WAS NOT FORMALLY APPROVED AND ADOPTED BY ALL UNTIL FEBRUARY OF 22.

SO ANY ACTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN DONE WERE NOT WITHIN THIS TIME FRAME.

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SO WE LOOK AT OUR DATA FROM 21-22, WE WERE AT 74% OF PROJECTED PRE K FOR STUDENTS HAVING A SEAT IN THEIR ZONED BOUNDARY, AND THE WAY WE THE WAY WE COME UP WITH PROJECTED PRE K FOR STUDENTS BECAUSE WE UNLESS THEY'RE ENROLLED WITH US WE DON'T WE DON'T FIRMLY KNOW WHERE THEY ARE BUT WE WERE WHERE HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE OUT THERE, BUT WHAT WE DID IS WE WORKED IN PARTNERED WITH RICE [INAUDIBLE] TO DETERMINE THE BEST WAY TO PROJECT OUT ELIGIBLE PRE K FOR STUDENTS, AND SO WE UTILIZE THAT METHODOLOGY WITHIN THIS CONSTRAINT PROGRESS MEASURE IN ORDER TO DETERMINE THAT WE DO HAVE A NUMBER HERE FOR 22-23 BECAUSE THROUGH THE BUDGETING PROCESS, STARTING IN JANUARY AND WORKING TO OPENING OF SCHOOL, WE ARE ABLE TO REPORT OUT THAT WE DROPPED SLIGHTLY TO 70% OF ELIGIBLE PRE K FOR STUDENTS HAVING A SEAT IN THEIR ZONED BOUNDARY.

THIS IS BASED ON ACTIONS ALREADY DONE THAT WERE ALREADY IN PLACE THROUGH THE BUDGETING PROCESS, AND SO THEN WE'LL BE ABLE TO EVALUATE IT IN 23-24 BASED ON THE ACTIONS THAT WE'RE TAKING RIGHT NOW.

CONSTRAINT PROGRESS MEASURE 5.2 THE DISTRICT STUDENT TO INSTRUCTOR RATIO IN PRE-KINDERGARTEN WILL DECREASE FROM 15 TO 1 IN 19-20 TO 11 TO ONE OR LESS IN 23-24.

SO WE DID MEET THIS TARGET.

IF WE LOOK AT THE BLUE LINE AS OUR NUMBER OF STUDENTS PER INSTRUCTOR IN 19-20, WE WERE AT 15, WE DROPPED TO 12 AND 20-21.

THE TARGET FOR 21-22 WAS 13 AND WE DID MEET THAT TARGET FOR 21-22.

CONSTRAINT PROGRESS MEASURE 5.3 THE PERCENTAGE OF PRE-KINDERGARTEN AND KINDERGARTEN CLASSROOMS REQUESTING WAIVERS WILL DECREASE BY THREE PERCENTAGE POINTS FROM 24 IN 19-20 TO 21.

IN 23-24, WITHOUT THE AVERAGE NUMBER OF STUDENTS IN WAIVER CLASSROOMS ABOVE 26.

SO IN LOOKING AT THE DATA FOR THIS ONE, AGAIN, THIS POLICY WAS ADOPTED IN FEBRUARY OF 22 , AND SO WE ARE NOT EVALUATING THIS THIS YEAR, BUT WE WANTED TO DEFINITELY SHOW THE DATA.

THE FIRST PART OF THIS CONSTRAINT IS THE AVERAGE CLASS SIZE, AND THAT IS THE TAN BAR ON THIS DOCUMENT.

SO IN 19-20, THE AVERAGE CLASS SIZE IN PRE-K AND KINDERGARTEN CLASSROOMS WAS 24.4.

IN 21-22, IT WAS 24.6.

WE ALSO INCLUDED AN ADDITIONAL DATA POINT IN HERE JUST AS SUPPORT DATA AND IS A REFERENCE FOR YOU ALL, AND THAT'S THE BLUE BAR AND THAT'S JUST THE MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE.

IT'S COME UP SEVERAL TIMES IN CONVERSATIONS HERE WITH THE BOARD.

SO WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE, EVEN THOUGH IT WASN'T FORMALLY PART OF THE CONSTRAINT, THAT WAS THERE AS REFERENCE, AND THEN THE DOT IS THE PERCENT OF THOSE CLASSROOMS WITH WAIVERS, AND SO IN 19-20 WE HAD 24% WITH WAIVERS.

IN 21-22, WE DID NOT HAVE THAT PROCESS IN 20-21.

WE DIDN'T HAVE THE PROCESS IN 21-22, WE WE REMAINED AT 24% OF THE CLASSROOMS WITH WAIVERS , AND THEN OUR TARGET FOR THIS COMING YEAR AND WE'LL BE BRINGING THIS DATA TO YOU TO REQUEST WAIVERS.

IT COMES ANNUALLY IN OCTOBER.

SO OUR TARGET THIS YEAR IS 23% AND THEN DROPPING DOWN TO 21 FOR THE 23-24 SCHOOL YEAR, AND DR.

MATNEY, BEFORE WE MOVE ON TO THE NEXT STEPS, I'D LIKE TO JUST REALLY SHARE SOME TAKEAWAYS FROM FROM THE DATA THAT WE'VE OBSERVED IN LOOKING AT, OF COURSE, CONSTRAINT 5.1, WE'VE NOTICED A DECREASE IN THE PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WITH ACCESS TO A SEAT IN THEIR ELEMENTARY ZONE BOUNDARY BETWEEN THE 2021-22 AND 22-23 SCHOOL YEAR.

WHILE WE'RE EXTREMELY EXCITED ABOUT THE NEW 18 PRE-K CLASSROOMS THAT WERE MENTIONED EARLIER, WE WILL BE DOING THIS, OF COURSE, BECAUSE WE KNOW IT'S IMPORTANT BUT WE ALSO RECOGNIZE THAT PART OF THIS DECREASE IS BECAUSE THIS IS A NEW PROGRESS MEASURE , BUT WE WE ALSO RECOGNIZE THIS IMPACT BY HOW WE CURRENTLY PROJECT STUDENT ENROLLMENT AT THE CAMPUS LEVEL.

ALTHOUGH WE PROVIDE CAMPUSES WITH DEMOGRAPHERS PROJECTIONS WITHIN OUR EXISTING BUDGET PROCESSES, PRINCIPALS ULTIMATELY HAVE THE FINAL SAY IN REFERENCE TO STUDENT ENROLLMENT AT THEIR SITES.

IF THEIR ENROLLMENT PROJECTIONS IS LOWER THAN THE STATE PROJECTED ELIGIBILITY ENROLLMENT, THEN IT RESULTS IN A DECREASE IN IN RESPECT

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TO THIS PARTICULAR PROGRESS MEASURE THROUGH A FISCAL TRANSFORMATION, WORK THROUGH OUR FISCAL TRANSFORMATION WORK THAT WE'RE FOCUSED ON.

WE'RE WORKING TO PUT BETTER SYSTEMS IN PLACE TO SUPPORT PRINCIPALS.

WITH THESE PARTICULAR PROJECTIONS, HOWEVER, WE MUST REALIZE THAT INCREASING THE NUMBER OF SEATS ALONE WILL NOT NECESSARILY HELP US MEET THIS PARTICULAR TARGET.

WE KNOW THAT MANY CHARTERS AND EVEN PRIVATE SCHOOLS ARE ALSO EXPANDING THEIR PRE-K PROGRAMS WITHIN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS.

SO FOR US TO MEET THE GOAL, WE NOT ONLY MUST HAVE THE NECESSARY SEATS AVAILABLE, BUT MUST ALSO BE ATTRACTING STUDENTS INTO THOSE SEATS AS WELL.

A CAMPUS LEADER WILL BE HESITANT TO SPEND THE NECESSARY MONEY TO HIRE A TEACHER AND OPEN A BRAND NEW CLASSROOM IF THEY DON'T BELIEVE THAT THERE WILL BE ACTUALLY HAVE THE STUDENTS TO FILL THOSE SEATS.

ADDITIONALLY, OUR ABILITY TO EXPAND OUR NUMBER OF PRE-K SEATS WITHIN MANY OF OUR AREAS AND IN WHICH WE BELIEVE WE COULD SEE THE KIND OF GROWTH WE WANT, WILL BE DEPENDENT UPON FUTURE BOND ISSUES THAT WE KNOW WE DESPERATELY NEED TO FOCUS ON.

SOME OF THE SCHOOLS IN WHICH WE BELIEVE COULD SUPPORT THE MOST GROWTH IN PRE-K SIMPLY DO NOT HAVE THE FACILITY CAPACITY TO SUPPORT EXPANSION, AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WOULD THAT WOULD HAVE TO BE ADDRESSED THROUGH A BOND ISSUE.

NOW, IN CONSTRAINT 5.2, WE MET THE TARGET FOR THE NUMBER, IF WE DON'T MIND GOING BACK TO THAT PARTICULAR SLIDE OF PRE-K STUDENTS PER INSTRUCTOR IN ALIGNMENT, OF COURSE WITH WITH THIS GOAL.

WE MADE MAJOR INVESTMENTS THIS YEAR IN PRE-K TEACHING ASSISTANCE, WHICH IS SUPPORTED BY ONE TIME ESSER FUNDS.

HOWEVER, AS WE MOVE FORWARD WITH OUR FISCAL TRANSFORMATION AND PLAN OF ADDRESSING THE ESSER CLIFF, WE WILL HAVE TO FIND NEW WAYS TO FUND THOSE POSITIONS IN THE FUTURE.

THIS WILL BE ONE OF THE MANY CHALLENGES AND DECISIONS WE WILL HAVE TO MAKE IN THE COMING YEARS.

AS FOR NEXT STEPS, OUR SCHOOLS OFFICES IS HARD AT WORK WORKING TO SUPPORT CAMPUS PRINCIPALS AND MANAGING THEIR CLASS SIZES AND COORDINATING MASTER SCHEDULES AS TO DECREASE WAIVERS IN ALIGNMENT WITH THE BOARD CONSTRAINTS.

THIS IS ESPECIALLY TRUE FOR OUR EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSROOMS. AS I MENTIONED BEFORE, WE WILL BE INCREASING THE NUMBER OF PRE-K CLASSROOMS THIS YEAR BY A TOTAL OF 18, WHICH WILL HELP US MEET SOME OF THE PRE-K DEMAND THAT EXISTS WITHIN OUR DISTRICT.

WE ARE EXCITED AT THIS FOCUS ON PRE-K, AND WE KNOW THAT IT'S IN ALIGNMENT WITH OUR STRATEGIC PLAN.

NOW, FINALLY, I'D LIKE TO MENTION WE WILL CONSIDER WE WILL CONSIDER CONTINUING TO INVEST IN OUR EXPANSION IN PRE-K EDUCATION THIS YEAR BY LEVERAGING FEDERAL ESSER FUNDS, BUT I JUST WANT TO REMIND US THAT THESE ESSER FUNDS ARE ONE TIME FUNDS.

DR. MATNEY, I'LL GO AHEAD AND TURN IT BACK OVER TO YOU TO SHARE A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT NEXT STEPS.

ALL RIGHT, SO THANK YOU, SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE.

YES, SO WE HAVE A NEWLY FORMED WAIVER TEAM THAT IT'S A CROSS-DEPARTMENT TEAM THAT WE'RE PULLING TOGETHER WITH A FOCUS SPECIFICALLY ON THOSE EARLY CHILDHOOD WAIVERS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSROOMS, MAKING SURE THAT PRINCIPALS ARE FULLY AWARE AND HAVE THE RESOURCES NEEDED TO BALANCE CLASSROOMS. STAYING ON TOP OF THOSE NUMBERS TO ENSURE THAT THOSE YOUNGEST STUDENTS ARE NOT IN CLASSROOMS WITH WAIVERS, AND THEN THAT INCREASE THAT SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE MENTIONED OF 18 PRE-K CLASSROOMS USING THOSE METRICS THAT WE PARTNERED WITH [INAUDIBLE] TO DETERMINE LOCATIONS AND WHERE THE PROJECTED PRE-K STUDENTS ARE LIVING AND LEVERAGING SPACE THAT'S AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW AND ADDING THOSE THOSE CLASSROOMS, THOSE SEATS FOR THIS COMING SCHOOL YEAR, THAT STARTS IN JUST A FEW DAYS, AND THEN AGAIN, CONTINUING TO FUND THOSE PRE-K POSITIONS TO KEEP THAT RATIO DOWN SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO MEET THAT TARGET, AND THAT CONCLUDES OUR PRESENTATION.

TRUSTEES, PLEASE INDICATE YOUR INTEREST IN THE QUEUE.

TRUSTEE BLUFORD-DANIELS.

THANK YOU, DR. MATNEY, FOR THE PRESENTATION, SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE.

I JUST HAD A QUESTION AS I WAS LISTENING AND I'VE TALKED TO CONSTITUENTS IN MY DISTRICT THAT I'VE WORKED WITH AND I TRY AND PROMOTE PRE-K AND KINDER.

I CALL YOU IF A SIGN DOWN IS DOWN AND PEOPLE CAN'T READ IT AND SOME PEOPLE GO OUT AND RAISE IT THEMSELVES.

SO I'M I'M ALWAYS LOOKING FOR WAYS TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE AND PROMOTE PRE-K AND

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KINDER.

I'VE SPOKEN WITH MOTHERS WITH CHILDREN IN A GROCERY STORE THAT KNEW NOTHING ABOUT IT.

SO I'M CONCERNED WITH THE OUTREACH IN SOME OF THE COMMUNITIES.

HOW WOULD YOU KNOW THAT THOSE CHILDREN ARE AVAILABLE IN THOSE COMMUNITIES AND YOU DON'T HAVE ANY CONTACT ALREADY, PHONE NUMBERS OR EMAILS PREVIOUSLY TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT OUTREACH.

I HAVE A LOT OF APARTMENT COMPLEXES AND SO WHO'S GOING OUT TO THOSE COMPLEXES AND SAY, OKAY, WE HAVE THIS AVAILABILITY? AND IT WAS MENTIONED THAT PRINCIPALS HAD THE ULTIMATE DECISION FOR THE NUMBER OF SEATS.

IF PRINCIPALS HAVE THE ULTIMATE DECISION FOR THE NUMBER OF SEATS, HOW WILL PRINCIPALS BE ABLE TO FORECAST THE NEED FOR THOSE POSITIONS OR THOSE SEATS IF THEY'RE NOT EVEN FROM THE COMMUNITY? IN MOST CASES, I MEAN, THAT'S NOT A DIG, BUT IN MOST CASES, THEY'RE NOT FROM THE COMMUNITY ANYWAY.

SO THEY DON'T HAVE THEY CAN'T FEEL THE PULSE OF THE COMMUNITY, SO THEY DON'T KNOW HOW TO FORECAST THAT.

YEP AND WHAT I HEARD TRUSTEE BLUFORD-DANIELS, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE TALK ABOUT PRINCIPALS, WHY THEY MIGHT BE HESITANT IN TERMS OF OPENING A PRE-K CLASSROOM, AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW AND REMEMBER THAT THE PROGRESS MEASURE ASSUMES THAT WE'RE ABLE TO OPEN SEATS WITHIN ZONES THAT HAVE HIGH DEMAND FOR STUDENTS.

CHALLENGES TO THAT INCLUDE FUNDING AT THE CAMPUS LEVEL.

OF COURSE, PRE-K IS NOT A PART OF PUA WEIGHTED FUNDING FORMULA, SO CAMPUSES MAY NOT HAVE THE FUNDS TO SUPPORT EXPANSION, AND THE PHYSICAL STRUCTURE OF THE FACILITIES IS SOMETHING THAT THEY MAY STRUGGLE WITH AS WELL.

THERE ARE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS FOR PRE-K CLASSROOMS THAT MAY NOT FIT THE FOOTPRINT ON A CAMPUS AS WELL.

THIS IS WHERE, AGAIN, I HATE TO HARP ON IT.

THIS IS WHERE IT'S GOING TO BE IMPORTANT FOR US TO TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT THE FOOTPRINT OF OUR FACILITIES FROM A BOND PERSPECTIVE IN 22-23 , AND I APPRECIATE THAT.

I GOT THAT, BUT AGAIN, I'M JUST SO CONCERNED WITH THE OPPORTUNITY, LOSING THAT OPPORTUNITY TO GET THOSE KIDS IN PRE-K AND KINDERGARTEN IN SOME OF THE COMMUNITIES BECAUSE THEY NEED TO BE IN THAT LEARNING ENVIRONMENT THAT'S GOING TO IMPACT THAT THIRD GRADE READING THAT WHEN THEY START TESTING THEM TO SEE WHAT THEY ARE.

THE SOONER WE CAN GET THOSE KIDS IN THAT ENVIRONMENT, THE SOONER THAT THEY'LL BE ABLE TO RISE TO THE OCCASION FOR STAAR TEST.

SO THAT'S WHY I ASKED THAT QUESTION.

TRUSTEE DEIGAARD.

THANK YOU.

SO THIS FIRST TIME THAT WE ARE MONITORING THIS CONSTRAINT, AND I THINK WHAT I'M PICKING UP ON IS HOW WE DO AS A MATH PROBLEM.

WOULD THAT BE A CORRECT ASSESSMENT OF THAT? RIGHT.

BECAUSE THE POPULATION OF THE STUDENTS THAT ARE ELIGIBLE CHANGES WITH CHANGES IN DEMOGRAPHICS, AND SO THAT'S GOING TO INFLUENCE OVER TIME.

SO, THANK YOU FOR THAT.

SO WHAT I NOTICED WAS WHEN WE MET THE TARGET FOR 5.2, WE ACTUALLY MOVED BACKWARDS.

SO IS IT THIS COMPLEX MATH PROBLEM THAT RESULTED IN THIS? OR IS IT BECAUSE WE ACTUALLY HAVE FEWER INSTRUCTORS PER HEAD? DR. MATNEY.

SO IN 2020, THAT WAS THE YEAR THAT STUDENTS COULD LEARN FROM HOME.

WE DID NOT RECOUP A LOT OF PRE-K STUDENTS.

WE WERE MONITORING THOSE ENROLLMENT TRENDS.

SO CAMPUSES HAD HIRED FOR PRE-K CLASSROOMS, ANTICIPATING 22 PRE K KIDS COMING, BUT MAYBE ONLY 16 SHOWED UP, AND SO THAT DIP OF 12 IN 2021 TO ME IS MORE OF A FUNCTION OF THE PANDEMIC REALITY, AND THEN THEY WERE MORE WILLING TO COME BACK THIS SCHOOL, THIS PAST SCHOOL YEAR.

GREAT.

THAT MAKES SENSE.

SO THANK YOU, SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE, FOR YOUR REMARKS THAT YOU SHARED A FEW MINUTES AGO.

I WOULD LOVE IN THE FUTURE FOR MORE OF THOSE TO BE INCLUDED IN SO WE CAN HAVE A MORE COMPREHENSIVE SUPERINTENDENT'S RESPONSE IN THE REPORT.

BECAUSE YOU ANSWERED A LOT OF THE QUESTIONS THAT I HAD AND IT COULD HAVE JUST BEEN THERE.

SO BACK TO THE COMPLEX MATH PROBLEM, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO 5.1.

WHY DID WE IT MIGHT BE THE MATH PROBLEM FROM 74 TO 70 IF WE'RE ADDING 18 CLASSROOMS. DR. MATNEY.

YES, SO IF YOU WILL RECALL, IN THE SPRING, AS YOU ALL WERE HAVING BUDGET CONVERSATIONS, THERE WERE SOME CHANGES IN HOW IN HOW PROJECTIONS WERE USED AND HOW BUDGETING WAS GOING TO HAPPEN, AND SO WE WERE ADDING THOSE 18

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BUT THEN ONCE PRINCIPALS, IT REALLY WAS JUST A TIMING ISSUE OF, OF THE BUDGETING PROCESS THIS PAST SPRING.

SO OF MAKING PRINCIPALS AWARE SO THEY COULD MAKE THOSE CHANGES ON THEIR SHEETS OF ENROLLMENT PROJECTIONS SO IT WAS A FUNCTION OF JUST THE TIMING OF SPRING BUDGETING.

A LOT OF THIS IS JUST SO I CAN LEARN HOW IT WORKS THIS TIME FOR FUTURE TIMES.

SO, MR. SUPERINTENDENT, YOU MADE A COMMENT ABOUT PRINCIPALS HAVING A FINAL SAY ON ENROLLING A CHILD.

SO CAN THEY DECLINE ENROLLMENT TO A STUDENT EVEN IF THEY HAVE SPACE? IF THEY HAVE SPACE AVAILABLE, THEY SHOULD BE TAKING THOSE THINGS, ESPECIALLY IF THEY'RE COMING FROM THOSE NEIGHBORHOODS.

I SPOKE MORE TO THE HESITANCY, NOT KNOWING IF THEY'RE GOING TO FEEL AN ENTIRE CLASSROOM.

SO IF THEY'RE NOT POTENTIALLY GOING TO FILL AN ENTIRE CLASSROOM, IT COULD BE NOT COST PROHIBITIVE TO THE SCHOOL.

OKAY, SO PART OF THIS IS RELIES ON A DATA DRIVEN, CENTRALIZED METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING AREAS OF HIGHEST NEED.

WHAT WERE THEY IDENTIFIED AREAS OF HIGHEST NEED, AND IS THAT ACTUALLY WHERE THESE 18 CLASSROOMS ARE GOING TO BE? YEAH, SURE.

DR. MATNEY, DO YOU WANT TO SHARE SOME INSIGHT IN TERMS OF OR DR.

BIRD IN TERMS OF WHAT WE UTILIZE AND HOW WE GOT TO THIS PARTICULAR POINT? SO DEFINITELY WE DID LOOK AT A COUPLE OF FACTORS.

ONE WAS DEMAND.

THAT'S THE FIRST THING, BUT THEN WE HAD TO LOOK AT WE HAD TO WORK WITH OUR FACILITIES TEAM TO SEE IF THE SCHOOL HAD SPACE.

SO THESE CLASSROOMS HAVE SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS LIKE BATHROOMS AND THINGS, PROXIMITY TO THE DOORS.

SO IN SOME CASES THERE'S DEMAND WHERE WE COULD NOT ADD ANOTHER CLASSROOMS, JUST NO SPACE IN THE BUILDING.

SO WE HAVE TO LOOK AT A LONGER TERM SOLUTION FOR THAT, AS THE SUPERINTENDENT WAS MENTIONING, BUT I HAVE THE LIST OF WHERE THEY ARE.

THEY'RE SPREAD THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

WE COULD PROVIDE THAT TO YOU IN WRITING OR I CAN READ THEM OFF, WHICHEVER YOU PREFER.

I THINK IF YOU ALL JUST SENT US THAT REPORT JUST FOR REFERENCE FOR THE BOARD.

THANK YOU.

WE CAN DO THAT.

TRUSTEE GUIDRY.

OKAY, SO I THINK YOU JUST ANSWERED ONE OF MY QUESTIONS WAS WHAT WAS THE LOCATION OF THE 18 CENTER, BUT LET ME ASK YOU SOMETHING.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO JUST NOT SEND IT TO US, BUT TO SEND IT TO THE COMMUNITY AS WELL, SO THEY WILL HAVE AN IDEA OF WHERE THESE LOCATIONS.

OH, I'M SORRY.

I WANT TO CLARIFY, IT'S NOT 18 CENTERS.

IT'S 18 CLASSROOMS. CLASSROOMS. EXACTLY.

DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES, BUT I'M SURE WE CAN IF WE HAVEN'T ALREADY IN TERMS OF THE NOTIFICATION WITHIN THOSE COMMUNITIES AND BEYOND, WE CAN DO SO, AND LIKEWISE WITH THE [INAUDIBLE] PROJECTIONS.

ARE THOSE PROJECTIONS ALSO AVAILABLE TO THE COMMUNITY? CAN THEY REVIEW? BECAUSE I'D LIKE TO ACTUALLY SEE THAT MYSELF.

DR. MATNEY THE [INAUDIBLE] STUDIES AND PROJECTIONS.

SO [INAUDIBLE] DIDN'T ACTUALLY DO PROJECTIONS THEMSELVES.

THEY WORKED WITH US ON A METHODOLOGY FOR THIS CONSTRAINT.

WHEN Y'ALL BROUGHT US THIS CONSTRAINT, WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THERE WAS RESEARCH BEHIND ESPECIALLY THIS LAST PART OF THE CONSTRAINT AT LOCATIONS BASED ON A DATA DRIVEN, CENTRALIZED METHOD.

SO WE BROUGHT THEM IN AND THEY HELPED US WITH THE METHODOLOGY BEHIND THIS.

WE CAN CERTAINLY INCLUDE THE METHODOLOGY WITHIN OUR SUPPORT DOCUMENTS GOING FORWARD.

IT'S NOT A SECRET WE LOOK AT AT DIFFERENT DATA POINTS AND PROJECT OUT BASED ON KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS THAT ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLED THAT WOULD MEET THE PRE K STATE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS WHICH THERE'S A LIST OF THEM, AND SO THEN WE PROJECT BACKWARDS INSTEAD OF PROJECTING FORWARDS IS HOW WE DO THAT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

ABSOLUTELY.

I WOULD CERTAINLY APPRECIATE THAT, AND I'M SURE THE COMMUNITY WOULD AS WELL.

MY LAST QUESTION ON SLIDE NINE, YOU SAY THAT THE KINDERGARTEN WOULD BE FUNDED UNDER ESSER, BUT THEN YOU'RE SAYING THAT IT'S FUNDED BY THE SCHOOL AND THE PRINCIPAL.

SO WHICH ONE IS IT? CLARIFY THAT FOR ME.

IF YOU REMEMBER ESSER DOLLARS WERE FUNNELED DOWN TO SCHOOLS.

SO SCHOOLS HAVE THOSE ESSER DOLLARS TO UTILIZE TO BE ABLE TO SUPPORT THIS EXPENDITURE.

OKAY, SO THAT'S WHAT IT IS.

IT'S NOT COMING FROM THE ADMINISTRATION THAT'S FUNDING THAT IS FUNNELING DOWN TO THE PRINCIPAL AND THEN THE PRINCIPAL.

NOW, IS IT FUNDING? IS IT FUNNELED DOWN TO THE PRINCIPAL FOR THAT SPECIFIC PURPOSE? SO IF IT IS, HOW CAN THEY NOT ACCEPT THE CLASSROOM IF THEY GOT RECEIVED THE MONEY FOR THAT SPECIFIC PURPOSE? SO I DO HAVE SOMEONE, PAM, IF YOU WANT TO COME SHARE SOME INSIGHT AND REFERENCE TO ESSER.

SHE'S ONE OF OUR RESIDENT EXPERTS AROUND OUR FEDERAL DOLLARS AND CAN PROVIDE SOME

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INSIGHT HERE.

GOOD EVENING.

SO THE FUNDS WERE ALLOCATED TO THE CAMPUSES; THE PRINCIPALS MAKE THAT DECISION.

IT'S NOT SPECIFICALLY FOR PRE-K, BUT SO THEY ARE ABLE TO CHOOSE PRE-K OR OTHER POSITIONS THAT THEY NEED.

OKAY, SO IT CAN BE UTILIZED FOR A VARIETY OF THINGS AND THE PRINCIPAL JUST HAS TO MAKE THAT DECISION.

YES, THAT'S CORRECT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ.

THANK YOU.

I'M GOING TO CONTINUE ON THAT THREAD.

SO IF THE DISTRICT KNOWS THAT THERE IS AN AREA OF TOWN, THAT THERE ARE STUDENTS THAT ARE PRE K AGED, BUT THE PRINCIPAL DECIDES THAT THEY DO NOT WANT A PRE-K CLASSROOM.

WHAT DOES A DISTRICT DO IN THAT CASE? SO THAT FLEXIBILITY AND DECISION MAKING HAS HAS TRADITIONALLY BEEN AT THE AT THE DISCRETION OF PRINCIPALS.

THIS YEAR, WE UTILIZE DATA TO TRY TO MAKE THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS, AND I DON'T KNOW THAT WE'VE HAD ISSUES, QUITE FRANKLY, IN TERMS OF TAKING THE DATA, TAKING THE RECOMMENDATIONS TO PARTICULAR PRINCIPALS AND ANYBODY SAYING NO.

SO THAT HASN'T BEEN AN ISSUE THIS YEAR.

I THINK THEY'VE BEEN VERY RECEPTIVE TO THE NEEDS, AND WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO FILL IN AS MANY OF THOSE 18 CLASSROOMS AS POSSIBLE.

OKAY, DO WE HAVE ANY CLASSROOMS CURRENTLY THAT ARE DESIGNATED PRE-K CLASSROOMS THAT ARE NOT BEING USED AS PRE-K CLASSROOMS? I DON'T HAVE AN ANSWER TO THAT.

DR. BIRD? WE'RE USING WE'RE USING ALL OF THEM THAT ARE AVAILABLE AND HAVE EVEN CONVERTED SOME NEW ONES.

OKAY, AND ON SLIDE FOUR, I KNOW THAT YOU ALREADY EXPLAINED THIS.

I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND THE EXPLANATION.

HOW ARE WE ADDING 18 CLASSROOMS BUT STILL DROPPING IN THE AMOUNT OF SEATS? DR. MATNEY, YOU WANT TO--SURE, TO USE TRUSTEE DEIGAARD'S TERM, IT'S A MATH PROBLEM.

SO IT WHEN WHEN ONE SCHOOL STARTS.

IF WE WERE TO RERUN THIS, WHEN SCHOOL STARTS, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT, BUT IT GOT THE PROCESS AND THE DATA THAT WE USE.

THERE WAS AN OVERLAP IN TIME BECAUSE OF THE ORIGINAL BUDGET PROPOSAL AND THEN THEN CHANGING THAT BACK TO THE [INAUDIBLE] DATA FROM THEN.

SO THE 70 IS PERCENT OF PROJECTED STUDENTS AND PROJECTIONS, A RECOMMENDATION IS MADE AND THEN PRINCIPALS WE WENT BACK TO THE PROCESS OF PRINCIPALS THEN GIVING INPUT BASED ON THE INFORMATION THAT THEY KNOW, AND WHAT HAPPENED WAS THEY WERE NOT AWARE OF THE 18 AT THE TIME THEY DID THOSE NUMBERS.

SO WE USED THE BUDGETING NUMBERS INSTEAD OF SO THAT IT WAS CONSISTENT WITH EVERYTHING THAT THE TRUSTEES HAD SEEN.

SO WHEN DID THIS 70 NUMBER WHEN WAS THAT ARRIVED AT MONTHS AGO.

NO, IT WAS ARRIVED AT AFTER WE WENT BACK TO THE PUA FUNDING MODEL AND PRINCIPALS WORKED WITH BUDGETING ON GIVING THEM THEIR PROJECTIONS.

IT DID NOT INCORPORATE THE ADDITIONAL 18 CLASSROOMS JUST BECAUSE OF TIMING.

OKAY, THAT MAKES A LOT MORE SENSE.

ARE WE PROJECTING THAT THE NEW PRE-K CLASSROOMS WILL NOT BE FULL? OR IS THE PROJECTION THAT THEY WILL BE AT CAPACITY THE NEW 18 CLASSROOMS? DR. MATNEY I THINK IT DEPENDS ON THE SCHOOL.

THERE ARE SOME THAT I HAVE THAT THEY'RE STILL FILLING THEM.

THEY'RE STILL WORKING WITH ENROLLMENT TO GET THE WORD OUT AND FILL THEM.

SO SOME FILLED UP PRETTY QUICKLY.

OTHERS WE'RE STILL IN THE PROCESS OF, AND IT'S TRICKY TO KNOW BECAUSE PARENTS HAVE OPTIONS AS WELL.

WE KNOW THAT WITH THE DATA THAT WE UTILIZE, WE KNOW WHERE THE KIDS ARE IN DIFFERENT AREAS OF TOWN.

SO WE KNOW THAT THE AVAILABILITY IN SPOTS THAT WE'RE PROVIDING IS DONE FOR A REASON, SIMPLY BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT THE STUDENTS ARE THERE BUT AS TRUSTEE BLUFORD DANIELS ALLUDED TO, IT'S IMPORTANT THAT, YOU KNOW, THE MARKETING, THE OUTREACH IS THERE SO THAT THEY KNOW THAT WE'RE THERE AND THAT THOSE SEATS ARE AVAILABLE, AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE REALLY PUSHING TO TRY TO DO.

ARE YOU SEEING ANY TRENDS IN THE CLASSROOMS THAT ARE BEING FULL IN TERMS OF WHAT KIND OF SPECIAL SCHOOL CHOICE PROGRAM THAT SCHOOL OFFERS? ANYTHING THAT JUMPED OFF THE PAGE, DR.

BIRD, IN TERMS OF OFFERINGS, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'VE WE'VE TALKED ABOUT IS SIMPLY THE TIMING AND MAKING SURE THAT WE MAKE AVAILABLE THESE SEATS IN AN EARLIEST TIME FRAME THAT WE CAN, BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT MANY OF THE CHARTERS AND PRIVATES THAT ARE OUT THERE WILL DO JUST THE SAME.

THEY'LL TRY TO MAKE THOSE SEATS AVAILABLE EARLY.

SO WE'RE DOING OUR BEST TO ENSURE THAT PEOPLE KNEW EARLY ON THAT THESE SEATS WERE GOING TO BE MADE AVAILABLE AND THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE MOVING IN THAT

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DIRECTION, AND I WOULD JUST ADD THAT I THINK AFTER THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, WE CAN LOOK AT WHAT THE TRUE NUMBERS ARE, AND THEN WE CAN GO BACK AND ANALYZE IF THERE WAS SOME DIFFERENCE.

IS THERE ANY PROJECTION TO ADD MORE PRE-K CLASSROOMS FOR NEXT YEAR? AND IF SO, HOW MANY? YES, THE PART OF WHAT WE DID IN THE FIVE YEAR PLAN IS ENSURING THAT WE GROW THE NUMBER OF CLASSROOMS UTILIZING THE DATA.

I DON'T HAVE AN ACCURATE NUMBER IN REFERENCE TO WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE IN TERMS OF THE GROWTH FOR NEXT YEAR, BUT A PART OF THE PLAN IS TO CONTINUE TO ASSESS EXACTLY WHERE THE NEED IS AND GROW IN THOSE AREAS.

OKAY, SO FOR 5.2, HOW WILL MORE STUDENTS AFFECT CPM 5.2? DR. MATNEY.

SO MORE STUDENTS.

IT COULD AFFECT IT TWO DIFFERENT WAYS.

IF WE DO NOT HIRE ADDITIONAL TEACHERS IN RESPONSE TO MORE STUDENTS, THEN WE WILL BE ABOVE THE TARGET, BUT IF WE MAINTAIN AND THAT'S WHAT OUR PLAN IS, IS TO DO THIS PART, IF WE MAINTAIN AS NEW STUDENTS ARE COMING IN TO PRE-K CLASSROOMS, ADDING ADDITIONAL PRE-K INSTRUCTORS, PRE-K ASSISTANTS TO KEEP THAT RATIO DOWN, THEN IT WILL STAY UNDER.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION ABOUT INCENTIVES TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS FOR TEACHERS THAT ARE IN THIS CATEGORY.

TO MAKE SURE THAT WE MEET OUR TARGET.

I'M SORRY.

TRUSTEE BLUFORD-DANIELS WAS DISTRACTING ME.

[LAUGHTER] YES, I DID SEE THAT.

I DID SEE THAT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE BLUFORD-DANIELS.

HOWEVER, IT IS MY TIME.

ARE THERE ANY DISCUSSIONS CURRENTLY TO INCENTIVIZE TEACHERS TO BE IN THIS VERY NECESSARY PRE-K LEVEL FOR NEXT YEAR BECAUSE WE MIGHT HAVE SHORTAGES IN PRE-K.

YEAH, IT'S DEFINITELY A CHALLENGE ACROSS THE BOARD.

WHAT I CAN SAY IS THAT 95% OF OUR POSITIONS ARE FILLED.

WE KNOW THAT PRE-K IS IMPORTANT.

MR. GRANT-SKINNER IS THERE A PARTICULAR INCENTIVE THAT WE HAVE? YOU CAN GIVE ME A NOD FROM WHERE YOU ARE.

NOT FOR THIS YEAR, FOR NEXT YEAR, SPECIFICALLY FOR PRE-K.

THERE IS NOT, BUT IT'S DEFINITELY SOMETHING THAT WE CAN CONSIDER.

WE'LL DETERMINE WHERE WE ARE THIS YEAR AROUND THE NUMBERS AND FILLING THOSE 18 POSITIONS TO SEE IF THERE'S A NEED TO POTENTIALLY PROVIDE SOME KIND OF INCENTIVE.

THANK YOU.

I KNOW I HEARD YOU DISCUSS THE PUA FOR PRE-K.

WHAT'S DIFFERENT, WHAT CAN BE DONE FOR THIS NEXT YEAR'S BUDGET TO MAKE SURE THAT PRINCIPALS ARE INCENTIVIZED OR ARE RECEIVING THE FUNDS THAT THEY NEED TO HAVE A PRE-K CLASSROOM OR MULTIPLE PRE-K CLASSROOMS IN THEIR SCHOOLS.

SPEAKING TO THE ESSER CLIFF? NO, IN OUR BUDGET HOW CAN WE BUILD IN PRE-K CLASSROOMS THAT WILL BE FULLY FUNDED WITH OUR HISD BUDGET? I THINK THIS SPECIFICALLY WILL HAVE TO BE FOCUSED ON IN A BROADER FISCAL TRANSFORMATION CONVERSATION, WHICH I'M GOING TO BE SHARING SOME INFORMATION WITH YOU GUYS BEFORE WE LEAVE TODAY AROUND EXACTLY WHAT IT'S GOING TO LOOK LIKE MOVING FORWARD THERE.

SO WE SHOULD BE WORKING ON THAT BEFORE JUNE, CORRECT? YES, MA'AM.

I'M VERY EXCITED TO SEE THAT.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE WADE.

THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE CRUZ, SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE SO I KNOW WE APPROVED A BUS WITH ESSER FUNDS TO GET THE KIDS ENROLLED, THE ENROLLMENT BUS, AND MY QUESTION IS, HOW IS THAT GOING AND IS THAT A PLACE TO TARGET THIS PARTICULAR NEED SPECIFICALLY? GOT IT.

ANY INSIGHT AROUND THE ENROLLMENT BUS, DR.

WATTS? I DON'T HAVE SPECIFIC DATA, BUT THAT IS SOMETHING THAT I COULD OBTAIN AND SHARE AS EARLY AS THIS WEEK BEFORE TOMORROW, FOR THE DAY TOMORROW.

THANK YOU.

IT PIGGYBACKS OFF THE IDEA THAT IF WE ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO FUND THE SCHOOLS IN THE FUTURE AND THOSE PROGRAMS IN THE FUTURE, WE'RE GOING TO NEED TO HAVE THE CHILDREN IN THE SEATS TO DO THAT.

SO IF WE CAN TARGET THAT ENROLLMENT BUS SOMEHOW IN THAT AREA, IT MIGHT BE A GOOD USE OF THOSE FUNDS.

THANK YOU.

WE'LL GET SOME INSIGHT THERE AND SHARE IT.

OK TRUSTEE DEIGAARD AND TRUSTEE BLUFORD-DANIELS TOGETHER ALREADY GO ROUND ONE.

[INAUDIBLE] OKAY, I'LL WRAP UP ROUND ONE THEN.

OKAY, SO A COUPLE OF JUST QUESTIONS FOR MY CLARITY.

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SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE, YOU SAID THAT PRE-K WAS NOT PART OF THE FUNDING FORMULA.

WHY NOT? I'M NOT SURE I UNDERSTAND.

CORRECT.

DR. MATNEY, DO YOU WANT TO SHARE SOME OR PAM, YOU WANT TO SHARE SOME INSIGHT IN REFERENCE TO PRE-K NOT BEING A PART OF THE--GLENN, WHY DON'T YOU COME UP? GLENN, I'M GOING TO MAKE YOU STAND AT THE PODIUM.

[CHUCKLING] OF COURSE, I KNOW HOW TO USE THIS ONE.

OKAY, PRE-K IS IS FUNDED.

THE STATE FUND IS ONLY HALF DAY, BUT FOR OUR SCHOOLS, WE DO FUND THEM THE FULL DAY.

SO IF THEY HAVE A PRE-K STUDENT, THEY GET FUNDED FOR THE FULL DAY.

SO WHERE DOES THE FUNDING COME FROM FOR THE OTHER HALF? WE USE FUNDS FROM THE EARLY EDUCATION ALLOTMENT TO FUND THE OTHER HALF DAY PRE-K.

OKAY, THANK YOU FOR CLARIFYING THAT, AND THEN YOU TALKED ABOUT THE NUMBER BEING DIFFERENT ONCE SCHOOL STARTS.

SO IF YOU DON'T MIND SHARING THAT WITH US, ONCE YOU DO RUN THOSE NUMBERS AGAIN, THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

SO, SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE, YOU MENTIONED FACILITY CAPACITY BEING A CHALLENGE AND WE KNOW THAT WHAT OTHER SOLUTIONS ARE THERE BESIDES A BOND? BECAUSE WE KNOW EVEN IF THERE IS A BOND VOTE NEXT YEAR AND IT PASSES, WE WERE TALKING ABOUT YEARS BEFORE THESE WILL BE BUILT OUT AND THAT IS ANOTHER GENERATION OF KIDDOS WITHOUT HIGH QUALITY PRE-K.

SO WHAT OTHER SOLUTIONS ARE THERE BESIDES THAT? I THINK IT GOES BACK TO AGAIN WHAT I MENTIONED TO TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ JUST A LITTLE WHILE AGO, THE WORK THAT WE'VE ALREADY STARTED TO FOCUS ON IN TERMS OF FISCAL TRANSFORMATION.

AGAIN, I'LL BE SHARING SOME INSIGHT AROUND THAT IN MY SUPERINTENDENT'S PRESENTATION HERE IN JUST A BIT.

SO I LOOK FORWARD TO DIVING IN DEEPER THEN.

THANK YOU, AND I HAVE A QUESTION KIND OF FOLLOWING UP ON WHAT SOME OF MY COLLEAGUES ASKED, AND I'M TRYING TO UNDERSTAND.

SO THE CONSTRAINT ITSELF TALKS ABOUT IDENTIFYING THE AREAS OF HIGHEST NEED AND THEN THE PROGRESS MEASURE 5.1 TALKS ABOUT STUDENTS IN THEIR ZONE.

DO THOSE NECESSARILY CORRELATE? AND I'M NOT CLEAR HOW YOU'RE IDENTIFYING THE HIGHEST NEED.

I HEARD CHIEF BIRD TALK ABOUT DEMAND, BUT WHAT IS HIGHEST NEED? DR. MATNEY.

SURE, SO THEY WORK HAND IN HAND.

SO THE CONSTRAINT IS, AS WRITTEN BY TRUSTEES, REALLY WANTED TO DIG INTO AREAS OF HIGHEST NEED, AND THAT'S COUPLED WITH THE [INAUDIBLE] RESEARCH AROUND PROXIMITY AS WELL, AND PRE-K STUDENTS WERE MORE LIKELY TO ATTEND A PRE K WITHIN THE ONE OR TWO MILE RADIUS, AND SO WE WANTED TO COUPLE THOSE TOGETHER WITH OUR CONSTRAINT PROGRESS MEASURES, WHICH IS WHY IN 5.1 WE'RE LOOKING AT SPECIFICALLY BOUNDARY, AND THEN WE STARTED WITH AS WE ROLL OUT THE PLAN TO ADD MORE PRE K CLASSROOMS, WE'RE STARTING IN THE AREAS WITH HIGHEST NEED TO SCAFFOLD THAT.

SO WE LOOKED AT SCHOOLS THAT HAD MANY MORE STUDENTS THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN ELIGIBLE BUT DIDN'T HAVE ACCESS TO A SEAT, AND SO THAT'S WHERE THAT'S WHERE THOSE TWO CONCEPTS MARRY IN 5.1.

OKAY, THAT IS HELPFUL, AND LIKE, I GUESS, WHO ARE THE STUDENTS THAT ARE NOT BEING SERVED EVEN WITH THE NEW 18 CLASSROOMS AND THIS IDENTIFYING, YOU KNOW, I'M SURE THERE ARE GAPS, AND SO WHO ARE THE STUDENTS THAT ARE BEING LEFT OUT OF THIS EQUATION? AND WE HAD LOOKED AT THE POSSIBILITY WE STARTED OFF WITH THE NUMBER 21.

SO WE WERE PREPARED TO GO AS HIGH AS 21, BUT WE FEEL MORE CONFIDENT IN TERMS OF THE NUMBERS AT 18.

SO WHILE THERE MAY BE STUDENTS OUT THERE, WE FEEL LIKE WE'VE ACCOMMODATED OR ADJUSTED FOR THE NUMBERS THAT WE THINK ARE SMART RIGHT NOW.

SO I CAN'T REALLY SPEAK TO WHO'S NOT GOING TO BE SERVED.

I THINK IT'S MORE SO GOING TO BE ABOUT CHOICE AND ADVERTISING, AND I THINK WE'RE GOING TO MAKE SURE TO PUT OURSELVES IN THE GAME TO ENSURE THAT PARENTS UNDERSTAND THAT WE HAVE A QUALITY OPPORTUNITY IN FRONT OF THEM IN THEIR AREA CLOSEST TO THE SCHOOL THAT THEY WOULD BE ATTENDING OR THAT THEY SHOULD ATTEND.

SO THERE AREN'T YOU DON'T FEEL LIKE THERE ARE GROUPS OF STUDENTS OR COMMUNITIES THAT THERE'S STILL A NEED.

YOU'VE IDENTIFIED THE NEED.

YOU KNOW, IT'S THERE WITH THIS CONSTRAINT, BUT BECAUSE OF CAPACITY AREN'T BEING CURRENTLY SERVED.

WE FEEL LIKE WE'VE DONE OUR DUE DILIGENCE AND IDENTIFYING WHERE THE NEED IS, AND INSTEAD OF, YOU KNOW, INCREASING THE NUMBER OF CLASSROOMS, FINDING THAT SWEET SPOT IN ACCORDANCE TO WHAT THE DATA IS TELLING US.

OKAY, THANK YOU, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING THAT LIST AND REPORT.

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SO [INAUDIBLE] PUBLISHED A STUDY, I THINK IT WAS JUST THIS MONTH ABOUT STUDENTS ATTENDING OUR PRE-K PROGRAMS, AND THERE'S THEY MENTIONED THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HIGH PERFORMING PRE-K PROGRAMS AND NOT HIGH PERFORMING PRE-K PROGRAMS, AND I DID SUBMIT THIS AS A BOARD REFERRAL AND CURIOUS IF THERE'S BEEN ANY PROGRESS ON THOSE ANSWERS.

I DON'T KNOW THAT WE'VE GOTTEN THAT ONE YET, BUT WE'LL MAKE SURE TO GET A COMPREHENSIVE ANSWER OUT TO YOU, TO THE ENTIRE BOARD AND I WOULD LOVE FOR THAT TO BE PUBLIC INFORMATION, IF POSSIBLE.

OKAY, SO WE'RE ON ROUND 2, TRUSTEE DEIGAARD.

THANK YOU, I HAVE A FOLLOW UP QUESTION TO SOMETHING THAT TRUSTEE CRUZ ASKED ABOUT WITH CAPACITY , AND, YOU KNOW, I HEAR, YOU KNOW, HEY, IN SOME AREAS WE HAVE MORE NEED THAN WE DO HAVE SPACE AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO WAIT FOR A BOND.

OUR 2012 BOND IS JUST NOW ABOUT TO FINISH.

SO OUR THREE AND FOUR YEAR-OLDS TODAY ARE GOING TO BE IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, MIDDLE SCHOOL, MAYBE EVEN HIGH SCHOOL BEFORE THERE IS CAPACITY IN THEIR COMMUNITY, AND I'M LOOKING OVER HERE AT THE MOMMAS WHO ARE ALL LEAVING.

I'M SORRY TO SEE YOU GO WHO HAVE LITTLES, WHO LIVE IN A COMMUNITY OF HIGH NEED AND LOW CAPACITY, AND I'M STRUGGLING TO LIKE HOW DO I TELL A FAMILY WHO HAS A FOUR YEAR OLD TODAY, SORRY, YOU'RE JUST NEVER GOING TO GET PRE-K FOR YOUR KID.

SO THE QUESTION I HAVE IS, WHAT ARE WE DOING BEFORE WE HAVE A BOND TO ADDRESS THE CAPACITY NEED? I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS IS THE OBVIOUS.

WE'RE GROWING BY 18 CLASSROOMS. WE ALSO HAD TO DECIPHER WHERE THERE WAS CAPACITY AND WHERE THERE WASN'T CAPACITY.

SO IT'S NOT THE PERFECT SCENARIO, BUT IT'S A BETTER SCENARIO IN MY EYES THAN NOT GROWING AT ALL.

SO WE'LL CONTINUE TO, YOU KNOW, BUILD OUT THAT CAPACITY IN PLACES THAT MIGHT NOT HAVE AND IT MAY BE THAT, YOU KNOW, YOU NEED A RESTROOM THAT'S SMALLER IN A PARTICULAR CLASSROOM THAT COULDN'T BE DONE IN A TIMELY MANNER.

ALL OF THOSE THINGS WILL BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION IN THE AREAS OF HIGH DEMAND MOVING FORWARD, ESPECIALLY IF THE DATA IS TELLING US THERE'S MORE GROWTH THAT'S REQUIRED IN THOSE AREAS, AND THEN THE LAST THING AND THIS IS JUST SORT OF A HOUSEKEEPING COMMENT TO TRUSTEE BLUFORD-DANIELS' CONCERN ABOUT RECRUITMENT.

I WENT AND TRIED TO USE THE PRE-K ENROLLMENT PAGE AND IT'S REAL HARD.

IT IS NOT INTUITIVE TO THE AVERAGE FAMILY AND IT'S A LITTLE DETERRING IN SOME OF THE QUESTIONS THAT IT ASKS UP FRONT ABOUT DIFFERENT DOCUMENTS AND I'D BE LIKE, OH, I DON'T HAVE THOSE.

I CAN'T ENROLL OR I DON'T KNOW HOW TO PICK THE SCHOOL.

I DON'T WHICH ONE'S NEAREST TO ME, AND SO I JUST WANTED TO OFFER UP THAT FEEDBACK TO HER BECAUSE THAT MIGHT BE SOMETHING THAT WE APPRECIATE.

JUST AN OBSERVATION.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE BLUFORD-DANIELS.

THANK YOU.

I'M GLAD WE'RE HAVING THIS CONVERSATION BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY THESE WERE BOARD CONSTRAINTS THAT WE CAME UP WITH.

SO IT JUST SHOWS US THAT WE NEED TO DIG A LITTLE BIT DEEPER, SORT OF LIKE WHAT WE WERE TALKING PREVIOUSLY ABOUT THE CONCERNS, AND AGAIN, AS YOU ALL HAVE INDICATED, OH, AFTER HE TOLD ON ME TO YOU ALL--YOU KNOW SNITCHES END UP IN DITCHES.

[LAUGHTER] SO, BUT ANYWAY, LOOK, STAY BACK.

I'M JUST KIDDING! THAT WAS A JOKE.

I FEEL THREATENED.

[CHUCKLING] WE HAVE THE POLICE BACK HERE.

DON'T COUNTING MY TIME, HAVE ME USING UP MY TIME.

[CHUCKLING] TRUSTEE DEIGAARD TALKED ABOUT THE MATH PROBLEM AND THINGS BEING DATA DRIVEN IN CENTRALIZED NEED.

I GOT THAT, BUT AS WE REALIZE, ONCE WE CREATED THIS CONSTRAINT, OBVIOUSLY WE DIDN'T DIG DEEP ENOUGH, AND AS I LOOK AT SOME OF THE COMMUNITIES, [INAUDIBLE] ACRES HOME CITY GAS [INAUDIBLE] FIFTH WARD, KASHMERE GARDENS, THERE ARE A LOT OF APARTMENTS THAT ARE THERE AND A LOT OF INCOME CHALLENGED.

I DON'T LIKE TO SAY THE OTHER WORD, APARTMENTS THERE, AND SO I'M CONCERNED THAT THOSE PARENTS OR THE MOTHERS HAVE NOT HAD ANYBODY REACHING OUT TO THEM TO SAY THAT WE HAVE THIS AVAILABILITY.

THAT'S MY BIGGEST CONCERN, AND WE ALWAYS STRESS WE WE SPEND A LOT OF TIME, DR.

MATNEY, ON THIS THIRD GRADE READING AND MATH.

WE SPEND A LOT OF TIME TALKING ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR CONSTRAINT

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BECAUSE WE KNOW IT IMPACTS THE SIXTH GRADE, THE CONTINUANCE THEREOF.

SO I THINK THAT WE'RE IT JUST GOES TO SHOW US THAT PERHAPS THERE'S AREAS THAT WE NEED TO CONCENTRATE ON, EVEN THOUGH APPARENTLY 18 MORE CLASSROOMS WAS WHAT WE WERE PUSHING FOR AS A BOARD, BUT PERHAPS THERE'S A BIGGER NEED THAN THAT, AND THAT NEED COULD BE IT COULD BE WE COULD ACHIEVE THAT NEED GET MORE KIDS IN THOSE CLASSROOMS IF WE'D HAVE BETTER OUTREACH.

CREATE A BETTER WAY OF DOING THAT.

SO THANK YOU, AND I SEE ONE OF THE PASTORS HERE, PASTOR EVAN WILLIAMS, AND HE CAN HELP US GET THAT MESSAGE OUT.

TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE CRUZ.

OKAY, SO WE ARE ADDING 18 CLASSROOMS, BUT THERE WAS A POTENTIAL OF ADDING 21 CLASSROOMS, BUT WE DON'T HAVE ANY EMPTY PRE-K CLASSROOMS. SO THOSE THREE OTHER CLASSROOMS THAT WE WERE POTENTIALLY GOING TO HAVE, WHAT KIND OF CLASSROOMS WERE THOSE CLASSROOMS OR SPACES? 21 WAS KIND OF A PROJECTED NUMBER ON THE FRONT END AND WE ENDED UP LANDING IT AT 18.

SO WHILE WE DIDN'T GET TO OR GO PASS THE 21 NUMBER, WE'RE CONFIDENT THAT THIS WILL ACCOUNT FOR THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS THAT WE HAVE IN THESE PARTICULAR COMMUNITIES.

OK ARE ANY OF THE 18 CLASSROOMS, SPANISH BILINGUAL CLASSROOMS? DR. BIRD WILL GET YOU AN ANSWER.

ALSO, MY NEXT QUESTION IS FOR PRE-K THERE'S A CUT OFF POINT WHERE PARENTS HAVE TO PAY TO ENROLL THEIR STUDENT INTO HISD CLASSROOMS. SO WHAT CAN WE DO TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE HELPING THOSE PARENTS MAYBE INCREASE WHERE THAT CUTOFF POINT IS? OR WHAT CAN WE DO TO HELP MAKE SURE THAT THOSE PARENTS ARE ACTUALLY ENROLLING THEIR STUDENTS IN THE PRE-K CLASSROOMS INSTEAD OF HOLDING THEM BACK? INSTEAD OF BECAUSE THEY'RE HAVING TO PAY HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS A MONTH TO HAVE THEIR CHILD, THEIR PRE-K CHILD IN HISD.

THE IDEA IS TO FOCUS ON THE NEED FIRST.

SO WE WANT TO SEE OUR HIGHEST NEED STUDENTS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE OPPORTUNITIES.

SO IT'S DEFINITELY SOMETHING THAT IS A PART OF OUR THINKING AS AS WE'VE RAISED THE, AS WE INCREASE THE NUMBER OF SEATS OF PRE-K THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT, I COMPLETELY AGREE THAT OUR STUDENTS WITH THE HIGHEST NEEDS SHOULD BE FOCUSED ON FIRST.

HOWEVER, I ALSO BELIEVE THAT WE WE NEED TO INCREASE OUR ENROLLMENT AND MAKING SURE THAT WE DO GET OTHER STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT JUST THE HIGHEST NEEDS INTO OUR PRE-K CLASSROOMS IN EARLY SHOULD BE A GOAL OF HISD TO MAKE SURE THAT PRE-K IS AVAILABLE TO ALL STUDENTS.

GOT IT I DON'T DISAGREE WITH WITH WHERE YOU'RE COMING FROM BUT IT'S DEFINITELY SOMETHING THAT WILL WE'LL DIG A LITTLE BIT DEEPER INTO.

GLENN, DO YOU WANT TO SHARE SOME INSIGHT IN REFERENCE TO TUITION AND WHAT WE'VE DONE? I KNOW WE HAVE DONE SOMETHING AROUND IT.

I JUST DON'T KNOW THE DETAILS, BUT I KNOW YOU HAVE DEALT WITH IT IN THE PAST.

SURE.

SO IF A STUDENT IS ELIGIBLE FOR PRE-K, WE DO NOT EVER CHARGE THEM TUITION.

WHAT DOES ELIGIBLE FOR PRE-K MEAN? THERE'S A LIST OF CRITERIA TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR PRE-K.

THERE'S A WHOLE LIST.

IS THAT A LIST THAT HISD CREATES? NO, IT'S STATE-DRIVEN.

THE ONLY ONES WE CHARGE TUITION TO ARE STUDENTS WHO DON'T QUALIFY FOR PRE-K, AND WE DO HAVE SOME TUITION CLASSROOMS IN OUR SCHOOLS.

IS THAT A LIST THAT HISD CAN MODIFY? NO, IT'S STATE-DRIVEN.

CAN YOU TELL ME WHY IT'S STATE-DRIVEN OR WHAT HISD CAN DO TO MODIFY THAT LIST IS THERE'S NOTHING THAT IS IT BECAUSE THAT'S HOW WE GET FUNDING.

IT'S IN STATUTE WHAT QUALIFIES A STUDENT TO BE IN PRE-K AND GENERATE FUNDING.

IF THEY DON'T QUALIFY UNDER THE STATUTE, THEN THEY WOULD BE A TUITION STUDENT.

IF A DISTRICT CHOOSES TO CHARGE TUITION AND WE ARE CHOOSING TO CHARGE TUITION.

WE DON'T GENERATE REVENUE FOR STUDENTS NOT ELIGIBLE.

OKAY, THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE SANTOS.

WE GET THAT? THANK YOU.

I DON'T HAVE THAT LEVEL OF DETAIL IN THIS EMAIL, BUT WE'LL GET IT TO YOU IN WRITING.

THANK YOU, PRESIDENT CRUZ.

SO SOME OF THE CONCERNS THAT WERE BROUGHT TODAY, THE MODULAR BUILDINGS THAT COME EQUIPPED WITH RESTROOMS SO THAT BUILDINGS THAT DON'T MEET THE [INAUDIBLE] FOR PRE-K CAN HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY.

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SO THAT WAY THESE SCHOOLS THAT DO AND OR NEED PRE K THAT'S A SOLUTION AND JUST TRYING TO BE SOLUTION ORIENTED HERE, AND TO GLEN'S POINT AND TO MY COLLEAGUES, I JUST WANT TO LET YOU KNOW, WE DON'T HAVE TO CHARGE TUITION FOR PRE K, WE CAN COVER THAT COST.

YES, WE DON'T GENERATE MONEY, BUT IF WE CAN GENERATE MORE SEATS AND KIDS WANT TO COME, THEN WHAT HAPPENS AFTER PRE-K? OH, KINDERGARTEN, FIRST GRADE, SECOND GRADE.

IF YOU BUILD IT, THEY WILL COME, AND THE NEXT POINT ABOUT SO I'VE RECEIVED A TON OF ADVERTISING AND PEOPLE KNOCKING ON MY DOORS WHO WANT ME TO SEND MY SON TO THE THROUGH THEIR DOORS, AND I LIVE IN AN AREA WHERE A TON OF CHARTER SCHOOLS ARE COMING IN.

THEY'RE SPECIFICALLY TAILORING THEIR MARKETING AND KNOCKING THEIR DOORS TO MY SURROUNDING COMMUNITY, AND I JUST WANT TO SAY, ECHOING MY COLLEAGUE'S CONCERN, TRUSTEE DEIGAARD, USING HISD GUIDELINES, MY SON DID NOT MEET THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A SEAT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD CENTER FOR HISD.

I THINK THAT IT'S WORTH LOOKING OVER THE GUIDELINES LIKE TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ SAID TEA HAS THEIR GUIDELINES, BUT THAT'S BARE MINIMUM, AND I MEAN, WE HAVE TO MEET THOSE GUIDELINES TO ACCEPT KIDS IN, BUT THERE CAN BE A HIGHER THRESHOLD WHERE OR MORE MORE WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT FOR PARENTS THAT MIGHT WANT TO SEND THEIR STUDENTS, THEIR CHILDREN TO HISD FOR PRE-K.

WE DON'T ALWAYS HAVE TO OPERATE WITHIN THE PARAMETERS THAT ARE SET FOR US.

WE CAN ACTUALLY MAKE THINGS A LITTLE EASIER FOR PARENTS.

THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE GUIDRY.

SO HOW DO WE COMPETE WITH THE PRE-K OFFERINGS THAT YEAR ROUND? BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, IF A PARENT PLACES THAT HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO UTILIZE THEIR FUNDING, STATE FUNDING FOR A LOCATION THAT IS YEAR ROUND, BUT WE CLOSE TWO MONTHS OUT OF THE YEAR.

HOW DO WE COMPETE WITH THAT? BECAUSE I WOULD PLACE MY CHILD SOMEPLACE, ESPECIALLY IF I'M PAYING FOR IT, THAT THE CHILD CAN BE THERE YEAR ROUND SO I CAN WORK.

SO DO WE HAVE ANY MEASURES IN PLACE THAT WE CAN KEEP OUR PRE-K CENTERS OPEN YEAR ROUND? OF COURSE, FUNDING IS IS WHAT THIS SPEAKS TO, AND WHEN WE TALK ABOUT OUR FISCAL TRANSFORMATION, IT WOULD IT WOULD HAVE TO BE SOMETHING THAT WE WOULD TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION, BUT IT WOULD BE ABOUT THE DOLLARS AND CENTS TO BE ABLE TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT, BUT CURRENTLY, YOU HIT THE NAIL ON THE HEAD.

OUR PRE-K CENTERS, AND PRE-K CLASSROOMS ARE OPEN IN THE TRADITIONAL SENSE OF WHAT OUR SCHOOLS ARE OPEN RIGHT NOW.

WHAT ABOUT THE ECI? IS THERE ANY WAY WE CAN COORDINATE WITH ECI THROUGH HISD, THROUGH THE STATE, THOSE RECEIVING FUNDING FOR THE ADDITIONAL TWO MONTHS WHEN THE SCHOOL IS OUT? CHIEF REED, ANY INSIGHT THERE IN REFERENCE TO FUNDING FROM ECI.

YOU REFERRING TO AN EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR? YES.

YEAH.

SO THE LAST TIME WE LOOKED AT DOING THAT, BECAUSE AGAIN, YOU DO NOT GET FULL DAY FUNDING.

SO IT ACTUALLY COSTS THE DISTRICT MORE THAN WE RECEIVE IN REVENUES FROM THE STATE TO DO THAT, AND ALSO YOUR TRADITIONAL SCHOOL CALENDAR HAS TO BE 180 INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS AND OURS USUALLY IS EITHER 173 OR 174.

SO WE WOULD NOT ONLY HAVE TO ADD ADDITIONAL SCHOOL DAYS AND EXTEND TEACHER CONTRACTS, BUT WE ALSO DON'T GENERATE FULL FUNDING FOR THAT EXTENDED YEAR.

LET'S FIND A WAY.

RIGHT.

TRUSTEE BAKER.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

GOOD TO BE BACK FROM SUMMER.

MR. HOUSE, ARE WE PREPARED TO HANDLE A SURGE, PERHAPS IF THERE'S A SURGE IN THE PRE K REQUEST? AND ARE WE PREPARED, TEACHER WISE, TO HANDLE A SURGE? AND MY SECOND QUESTION IS, ARE YOU WILLING TO LOOK INTO PARTNERING WITH APARTMENT COMPLEXES AND SO FORTH, TO FIND EXTRA SPACE AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT IN CASE THERE'S A SURGE IN ENROLLMENT.

SO AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, OF THE 95% OF THE POSITIONS THAT HAVE BEEN FILLED, I DON'T KNOW EXACTLY WHAT WHAT THE BREAKDOWN IS IN TERMS OF HOW MANY OF THOSE TEACHERS

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ARE PRE-K TEACHERS.

I'M SURE WE CAN GET THAT INFORMATION FOR YOU IN TERMS OF PARTNERING WITH OTHER ENTITIES.

I THINK THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WOULD HAVE TO BE RESEARCHED BECAUSE THOSE ENTITIES WOULD HAVE TO HAVE CERTAIN THINGS IN PLACE IN THEIR FACILITIES TO ENSURE THAT THEY MEET THE REQUIREMENTS OF PRE-K THREE AND FOUR AS WELL, BUT I THINK WHAT WE HAVE TO REMEMBER IS THAT THE RESEARCH THAT WAS DONE WITH [INAUDIBLE] AND OTHERS WITHIN HISD HAS GIVEN US A PRETTY GOOD SENSE OF EXACTLY WHERE THE NEED IS, AND WE FEEL CONFIDENT THAT THE NUMBER 18 IS WHERE WE NEED TO BE IN COMPARISON TO INCREASING BEYOND THE 18 OR GOING TO THE 21 LIKE TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ MENTIONED EARLIER.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, SIR.

WE WILL NOW MOVE TO ACCEPT THE PRESENTATION GIVEN TO US.

MAY I HAVE A MOTION? SO MOVED, HERNANDEZ.

SECOND, SANTOS.

THE MOTION BY TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ, AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE SANTOS, PLEASE VOTE.

NINE FOR ZERO AGAINST ZERO ABSTENTIONS.

OUR NEXT DISCUSSION AND REPORT ITEM IS F5 2022 ACCOUNTABILITY PRESENTATION

[F-5. 2022 Accountability Presentation]

SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE DR.

MATNEY, I'D LIKE TO TURN IT OVER TO YOU TO TALK ACCOUNTABILITY.

THANKS.

GREAT.

THANK YOU.

SO AS THE ACCOUNTABILITY PRESENTATION GETS PULLED UP, WE I WANTED TO GIVE A REMINDER AND A PREVIEW OF OUR ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM FROM A VERY HIGH LEVEL.

MANY OF OUR TRUSTEES HAVE NOT LIVED IN ACCOUNTABILITY CYCLE YET BECAUSE WE HAVEN'T HAD IT IN A FEW YEARS, AND SO I WANTED TO JUST DO A VERY HIGH LEVEL TEACH PIECE.

Y'ALL HAVE KIND OF BEEN BROUGHT UP TO SPEED WITH ALL OF THESE PRESENTATIONS I'VE BEEN GIVING BECAUSE I'LL THROW CCMR IN THERE AND START, BUT I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU'RE ARMED WITH A TEACH PIECE IN ADVANCE OF ACCOUNTABILITY FOR 2022 GOING PUBLIC ON MONDAY.

SO THIS EVENING WE'RE GOING TO DO AN OVERVIEW, AND THEN I'M ALSO GOING TO GIVE YOU JUST A GLIMPSE OF FLAVOR OF WHAT TEA IS TALKING ABOUT IN REGARDS TO ACCOUNTABILITY 2023 AND BEYOND, MOSTLY JUST TO HAVE SOME AWARENESS THAT IT'S GOING TO BE CHANGING AGAIN.

SO 2022 A THROUGH F RATINGS TIMELINE.

THIS THIS IS OUR FIRST A THROUGH F RATING YEAR SINCE 2019, AND IN 2019, THAT WAS THE FIRST A THROUGH F RATINGS YEAR.

SO WE'VE HAD A LITTLE PAUSE.

ALL RATINGS ARE BASED ON THREE DOMAINS STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT, SCHOOL PROGRESS AND CLOSING THE GAPS.

FOR THIS YEAR AND THIS YEAR, ONLY DISTRICTS AND CAMPUSES WILL RECEIVE A, B, C OR NOT RATED SENATE BILL 1365.

SO IN THE LAST LEGISLATIVE SESSION, THERE WAS A BILL PASSED SENATE BILL 1365 THAT GRANTED A ONE YEAR PAUSE IN D AND F RATINGS.

SO IF A CAMPUS IS NUMBER OVERALL, NUMBER IS EQUIVALENT TO A D OR F, THEY WILL HAVE A NOT RATED RATING.

IT'S A ONE YEAR, ONE YEAR ONLY DEAL FROM SENATE BILL 1365.

SO DOMAIN ONE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT LOOKS AT THREE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES STAAR, CCMR, AND GRADUATION RATE.

SO FOR STAAR PERFORMANCE, IT LOOKS AT THE AVERAGE OF APPROACHES GRADE LEVEL MEETS GRADE LEVEL AND MASTER'S GRADE LEVEL APPROACHES IS EQUIVALENT TO PASSING THE TEST FOR A STUDENT SO FOR PROMOTION REASONS, BUT THE STATE DOES NOT CONSIDER APPROACHES GRADE LEVEL READY FOR THE NEXT GRADE LEVEL THERE IT CONSIDERS THAT SIGNIFICANT INTERVENTION STILL NEEDED TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE NEXT GRADE LEVEL CONTENT.

MEETS GRADE LEVEL, WHICH YOUR BOARD GOALS ARE SET ON MEETS GRADE LEVEL STANDARD.

THAT MEANS THE STUDENT IS PREPARED FOR NEXT GRADE LEVEL CONTENT AND MASTERS IS SIGNIFICANTLY PREPARED FOR NEXT GRADE LEVEL CONTENT.

COLLEGE AND CAREER AND MILITARY READINESS INDICATOR IS THE PERCENT OF ANNUAL GRADUATES WHO EARN ONE OR MORE CCMR INDICATOR.

SO WE'LL GO THROUGH SOME DETAIL ABOUT CCMR IN A MINUTE, BUT IT'S LOOKING AT WHO WE GIVE DIPLOMAS TO, AND DID THEY CHECK ONE OR MORE OF THE CCMR BOXES.

CCMR DOES LAG BY ONE YEAR, I THINK TRUSTEE WADE THAT HAS COME UP BEFORE.

IT DOES LAG BY ONE YEAR BECAUSE OUR GRADUATION RATES CONSIDER SUMMER GRADS, AND SO THESE INDICATORS LAG.

SO FOR 2022 ACCOUNTABILITY, WE'RE LOOKING AT CLASS OF 2021 DATA SIMILAR TO

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GRADUATION DATA AS WELL, AND IT LOOKS AT THE BEST OF FOUR OR FIVE OR SIX YEAR GRADUATION RATES.

SO IF A STUDENT COMES BACK FOR A FIFTH YEAR OR A SIX YEAR, IT'S LOOKING AT THE BEST OF THOSE GRADUATION RATES.

SO FOR DOMAIN ONE FOR ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS, IT'S A VERY SIMPLE CALCULATION.

IT'S THE APPROACHES MEETS AND MASTER'S GRADE LEVEL, DIVIDED BY THE TOTAL NUMBER OF TESTS.

SO IT'S ONLY STAAR FOR ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS, FOR DISTRICTS, HIGH SCHOOLS, ALTERNATIVE ED CAMPUSES AND K 12 CAMPUSES, AND WE HAVE ALL OF THOSE IN OUR DISTRICT.

WE CONSIDER THREE COMPONENTS STAAR.

THE SAME CALCULATION FOR ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE IS WORTH 40%.

CCMR IS WORTH 40% AND GRADUATION RATE IS 20%.

FOR CCMR SO I MENTIONED THAT STUDENTS WHO GRADUATE WITH A DIPLOMA AND CHECK ONE OF THE BOXES, THESE ARE THE BOXES WE'RE LOOKING AT.

STUDENTS WHO MEET THE TSIA CRITERIA ON ANY OF THOSE TESTS LISTED THEIR SAT, ACT, TSAI THE ASSESSMENT OR HAVE HAVE MATRICULATED THROUGH A COLLEGE PREP COURSE WITH AN INSTITUTE OF HIGHER EDUCATION.

HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS IS THAT INSTITUTE HERE IN HISD IN READING AND MATH OR THEY MEET THE CRITERIA ON AP/ IB EXAM.

SO A THREE ON AP OR A FOUR ON IB DURING THE PREVIOUS FOUR SCHOOL YEARS.

DUAL CREDIT COURSE COMPLETION.

ON RAMPS, COURSE COMPLETION.

WE HAVE A SMALL NUMBER.

IT'S SIMILAR TO DUAL CREDIT.

IT'S JUST SLIGHTLY SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT NOT OF SIGNIFICANCE OTHER THAN IT'S OFFERED THROUGH THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AND TO ME THAT'S SIGNIFICANT.

EARN AN ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE AND CAREER READY INCLUDES EARN INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION FROM A TEA APPROVED LIST OF EXAMS. THEY RE ALIGN THOSE WHAT QUALIFIES FOR THAT EACH YEAR EARN A LEVEL ONE OR TWO CERTIFICATE IN WORKFORCE EDUCATION AREA.

SO LIKE A PLUMBER CERTIFICATE THAT THEY'VE GONE THROUGH THE PROGRAMING LARGELY HERE THROUGH HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE GRADUATE WITH IEP AND WORKFORCE READINESS.

SO OUR STUDENTS RECEIVING SPECIAL ED SERVICES DO THEY QUALIFY FOR WORKFORCE READINESS AND READY TO ENTER A CAREER AND A STUDENT RECEIVING SPECIAL ED ALSO SERVICES GRADUATING WITH AN ABOVE MINIMUM DIPLOMA.

MILITARY READY IS ON HOLD.

WE'RE WAITING ON SOME DATA PIECES FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE THAT THE TEA HAS NOT BEEN ABLE TO OBTAIN YET.

DOMAIN TWO IS SCHOOL PROGRESS.

WE'RE LOOKING AT ACADEMIC GROWTH AND RELATIVE PERFORMANCE.

SO ACADEMIC GROWTH IS LOOKING AT STUDENTS.

ARE THEY MAKING PROGRESS FROM ONE GRADE LEVEL TO THE NEXT? SO FOURTH GRADE READING TO FIFTH GRADE READING, FOR EXAMPLE, AND THEN RELATIVE PERFORMANCE LOOKS AT STAAR.

SO ACTUAL ACHIEVEMENT COMPARED TO ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED POPULATION.

SO IT REMOVES THAT IF A SCHOOL HAS 1% ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED IN THEIR 90% ACHIEVEMENT VERSUS 100% ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED IN 80% ACHIEVEMENT, IT LEVELS THAT PLAYING FIELD AND THE STATE ALLOWS US TO LOOK AT THE BETTER OF THOSE TWO COMPONENTS.

SO WHICHEVER ONE IS HIGHER IS THE ONE THAT WE USE FOR DOMAIN TWO.

FOR DOMAIN THREE THE TITLE IS CLOSING THE GAPS.

THIS IS THE MOST COMPLEX DOMAIN, AND IT'S THE ONE THAT'S RESPONSIVE TO OUR REQUIREMENTS UNDER THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

FOR ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE WE LOOK AT THERE'S VARIOUS INDICATORS THERE.

ON THE LEFT, HIGH SCHOOL HAS SIMILAR FOR MEETS GRADE LEVEL, BUT ALSO INCLUDES GRADUATION, CCMR, ENGLISH LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY AS IN BOTH.

SO HOW STUDENTS ARE SCORING ON TELL PASS OR THEY ADVANCING THROUGH LEARNING THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE? AND THEN FOR EACH OF THOSE FOUR AREAS FOR ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, AND THE FOUR AREAS FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND DISTRICTS, THERE'S 14 STUDENT GROUPS THAT ARE EVALUATED.

SO IT'S AND THIS IS THE ONE THAT EACH OF THE STUDENT GROUPS HAS A DIFFERENT TARGET THAT TEA HAS SET.

OUR OVERALL GRADE IS A WEIGHTED AVERAGE OF EITHER THE BETTER OF DOMAIN ONE OR THE BETTER OF DOMAIN TWO AND ALREADY WITHIN DOMAIN TWO.

IT'S THE BETTER OF THE TWO COMPONENTS, AND THAT'S 70%, AND THEN DOMAIN THREE IS WORTH 30%.

SO FOR OUR ACCOUNTABILITY, FIVE YEAR RESET, THIS IS JUST THE TIMELINE.

IN LOOKING AT JUMPING TO NOVEMBER 22 TO FEBRUARY 23, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE SOME FEEDBACK SESSIONS WITH TEA TO GIVE INPUT.

WE HAVE TOLD THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AS A AS A STATE THAT WE WILL DO A FIVE YEAR

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RESET FOR THE NEXT FEW YEARS, FOR THE NEXT, I THINK THREE CYCLES, BUT IN SPRING WE'LL GET THE ACTUAL FINAL RULES TO THE ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM GOING FORWARD FOR 23 AND MOVING ON.

SO A COUPLE OF TAKEAWAYS FROM INITIAL CONVERSATIONS WE'VE HAD.

THESE ARE SOME THINGS THAT TEA IS GETTING FEEDBACK ON.

FINAL DECISIONS WILL BE MADE AFTER TESTING MOST LIKELY.

SO THIS IS NOT UNCOMMON, BUT ESPECIALLY NERVE WRACKING DURING A A YEAR WHEN WHEN RESET IS HAPPENING.

SO WHEN MAJOR CHANGES ARE HAPPENING, CCMR AND GRADUATION RATES ARE ALREADY COMPLETED FOR ACCOUNTABILITY 23 BECAUSE THAT'S CLASS OF 22.

SO IT'S NOT ACTIONABLE.

ALL TARGETS ARE EXPECTED TO INCREASE THEY'RE RESETTING BASED ON THIS YEAR'S DATA.

SO THEY'RE LOOKING AT OUR DATA FROM ALL OF THE ASSESSMENTS FROM SPRING 22 AND CLASS OF 21 CMR AND GRADUATION RATE TO DO ALL OF THIS RESET AND WE'RE ANTICIPATING THAT ALL TARGETS ARE GOING TO INCREASE AND WE'RE ALSO ANTICIPATING CHANGES TO HOW THEY'RE MEASURING GROWTH, HOW THEY'RE MEASURING CCMR, HOW WHICH STUDENT GROUPS WERE LOOKING AT, AND WHAT CLOSING THE GAPS COMPONENTS ARE GOING TO BE MEASURED.

SO SOME PRETTY SIGNIFICANT CHANGES ARE COMING FORWARD, BUT NO ANSWERS YET, BUT JUST WANTED TO LEVEL SET YOU ALL WITH WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW AND WHERE WE'RE GOING FORWARD AS OUR FINAL DECISIONS COME OUT ON MONDAY FOR 22.

SO THOSE THOSE ACCOUNTABILITY RATINGS WILL BE MADE PUBLIC MONDAY THROUGH THE TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY WEBSITE.

WE WILL BE PRESENTING TO YOU ALL ACCOUNTABILITY RATINGS PUBLICLY IN AUGUST.

I BELIEVE THE PLAN, SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE IS NEXT WEEK.

AFTER RATINGS ARE PUBLIC, YOU WILL ALSO BE RECEIVING AND REQUIRED TO APPROVE TARGETED IMPROVEMENT PLANS.

WE'LL BE BRINGING THOSE TO Y'ALL THIS FALL.

AGAIN, THOSE OF YOU WHO'VE BEEN PART OF THE BOARD FOR SEVERAL YEARS, YOU MAY REMEMBER THOSE THAT REQUIREMENT WAS PUT ON HOLD FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS, AND THEN THE ADMINISTRATION IS GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE INVOLVED IN TEA FEEDBACK SESSIONS FOR THE RESET TO MAKE SURE THAT HOUSTON ISD'S VOICE IS HEARD, AND THAT CONCLUDES THE ACCOUNTABILITY TEACH PIECE.

TRUSTEES PLEASE INDICATE ANY QUESTIONS IN THE QUEUE.

TRUSTEE GUIDRY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT PRESENTATION.

I JUST ACTUALLY HAVE ONE QUESTION FOR THE A THROUGH F RATING.

IS THAT BASED ON A 1 TO 100 SCALE? SO HOW IS IT A DETERMINED A, B DETERMINED? THAT IS CORRECT.

IT'S AN A IS IS 90 TO 100 AND SO ON.

ABSOLUTELY.

THANK YOU FOR THAT QUESTION.

I HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

ARE ALL THE DOMAINS EQUAL IN WEIGHT TO CALCULATE THE SCORE? THEY ARE NOT.

SO THE OVERALL GRADE.

YES.

SO THE BETTER OF DOMAIN ONE OR THE TWO COMPONENTS OF DOMAIN TWO IS 70% AND THEN DOMAIN THREE IS 30 .

AND THEN IF YOU CAN PULL UP SLIDE SIX.

SO TO BE DETERMINED COLLEGE READY, A STUDENT JUST HAS TO MEET ONE OF THESE CRITERIA.

IS THAT CORRECT? THAT IS CORRECT.

OKAY, AND THEN FOR THE ACCOUNTABILITY RESET, SO FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR, 22-23, WE WILL STILL BE UNDER THE CURRENT ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM.

NO.

SO ALREADY.

SO IN SPRING 2023, THEY'RE ANNOUNCING IT.

OKAY.

HELP ME UNDERSTAND.

YES.

SO.

SO IT IS IT IS NORMAL PROCESS FOR US TO GET THE ACCOUNTABILITY MANUAL, LIKE OUR ACCOUNTABILITY MANUAL FOR 22 WAS JUST FINAL LAST WEEK.

SO IT IS IT IS NORMAL PRACTICE FOR THE ACCOUNTABILITY MANUAL TO BE FINAL AFTER TESTING IS DONE.

THE SAME HOLDS TRUE FOR A RESET YEAR.

WE WILL KNOW WHAT RULES ARE GOING TO BE PUT FORWARD IN THE ACCOUNTABILITY MANUAL, BUT THEN IT HAS TO GO THROUGH SO MANY DAYS OF PUBLIC COMMENT AND ALL OF THAT, AND SO BUT WE WILL NOT WE WILL NOT HAVE A CLEARER PICTURE.

THERE'S A FRAMEWORK ON THE TEA WEBSITE RIGHT NOW THAT GIVES US SOME GENERAL IDEA.

WE'VE BEEN IN SEVERAL SESSIONS TALKING ABOUT WHICH THINGS ARE MORE GLOBAL AND THEY'RE WILLING TO WORK AROUND IN WHICH ARE MORE GOING TO BE A DONE DEAL.

BUT SOME OF THE DETAILS ARE NOT GOING TO BE WORKED OUT UNTIL WELL AFTER PROBABLY

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KIDS ARE EVEN GONE.

OKAY.

THAT'S REALLY HELPFUL.

THANK YOU FOR CLARIFYING.

OKAY.

SEE NO ONE ELSE IN THE QUEUE.

THANK YOU, DR.

MATNEY.

WE WILL NOW CONDUCT OUR HEARING OF THE COMMUNITY SO THAT SPEAKERS MAY BE HEARD NO LATER THAN 7:00 PM IN ACCORDANCE WITH BOARD POLICY.

ONLY THOSE WHO REGISTERED BY NOON YESTERDAY MAY SPEAK THIS EVENING.

COPIES OF HANDOUT MATERIALS MUST HAVE BEEN PROVIDED BY BOARD SERVICES BY NOON YESTERDAY.

WE HAVE 16 REGISTERED SPEAKERS REMAINING THIS EVENING.

SPEAKERS ARE LIMITED TO ONE MINUTE EACH.

I'D LIKE TO REMIND SPEAKERS THAT WHEN ADDRESSING THE BOARD, PLEASE STAY ON TOPIC AND REFRAIN FROM NAMING INDIVIDUALS, ESPECIALLY STUDENTS, AS THEY ARE PROTECTED UNDER THE FAMILY EDUCATION RIGHTS AND PRIVACY ACT.

HOWEVER, NAMING YOUR OWN CHILD IS PERMISSIBLE IN THE COURSE OF STATING YOUR CONCERN.

THE BOARD ENCOURAGES AND WELCOMES COMMENTS AND INPUT FROM OUR COMMUNITY, BUT WE CANNOT RESPOND TO OR DELIBERATE ON ANY SUBJECT THAT IS NOT INCLUDED ON THE POSTED AGENDA.

THAT IS, THE BOARD CANNOT DELIBERATE OR RESPOND DIRECTLY TO A SPEAKER IN THIS FORMAT WHILE THE BOARD LISTENS TO CONCERNS OF A GENERAL NATURE.

SPEAKERS SHOULD NOT SHOULD PRACTICE NORMAL RULES OF DECORUM.

OBSCENE LANGUAGE AND PROFANITY WILL NOT BE TOLERATED, 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.

WE WILL BEGIN WITH REGISTERED SPEAKERS WHO SIGNED UP TO ADDRESS THE BOARD IN THE AUDITORIUM.

WE ASK THAT YOU PLEASE SPEAK DIRECTLY INTO THE MICROPHONE.

THE CLOCK ON THE WALL IS THE CLOCK ON THE WALL TO YOUR RIGHT, AND THE PODIUM WILL COUNT ON YOUR TIME, AND WHEN WE'LL SIGNAL WHEN YOUR TIME IS UP.

I ASK THAT YOU PLEASE RESPECT OUR PROCEDURES AND THE OTHER SPEAKERS AND END YOUR REMARKS PROMPTLY WHEN YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED AND TRUSTEES WE'LL TAKE A RECESS AFTER HEARING OF THE COMMUNITY.

WOULD BRIDGET [INAUDIBLE] PLEASE COME? OKAY.

THANK YOU.

PLEASE COME TO THE PODIUM AS I CALL THE NEXT THREE NAMES.

PLEASE TAKE A SEAT ON THE FRONT ROW.

DENISE HARRIS, PAOLA [INAUDIBLE] AND VANESSA [INAUDIBLE].

GO AHEAD.

MY NAME IS BRIDGET AND I AM THE SCULPTOR OF THE BOOKER T WASHINGTON SCULPTURE PROJECT.

I GAVE YOU SOME DOCUMENTATION ON THIS.

I AM COMING BEFORE THE BOARD HOPING THEY CAN EXPEDITE AND FACILITATE THE SIGNING OF MY CONTRACT THAT HAS BEEN WITH HISD FOR OVER THREE AND A HALF YEARS.

WITH A SIGNED CONTRACT, I CAN COMPLETE THE WORK FURTHER DELAYS IN THIS CONTRACT MEAN FURTHER DELAYS IN THE PROJECT AND POSSIBLY ADDITIONAL COSTS.

I NEVER STARTED A PROJECT WITHOUT A SIGNED CONTRACT AND THE APPROPRIATE MONEY UPFRONT.

HOWEVER, WITH THE SMALL SEED MONEY FROM THE BOOKER T WASHINGTON 125 COMMITTEE AND THE ASSURANCE OF THE SCHOOL THAT THE FUNDS WERE THERE ALONG WITH A COVID LOAN THAT I TOOK OUT, I PUSHED THIS PROJECT THROUGH MY STUDIO.

IT TOOK NEARLY THREE AND A HALF YEARS TO GET PAYMENT FOR THE WORK THAT I'VE DONE, -1890 THAT I'M STILL OWED.

I'VE DONE EVERYTHING.

THE SADLY, THE STUDENTS WHO CAME INTO THE SCHOOL WILL AND ARE GRADUATED.

THEY WILL NOT SEE THE EFFORTS UNLESS THEY COME BACK.

DELAY MAY COST EXTRA MONEY AND WITHOUT A CONTRACT.

MY VENDORS.

[INAUDIBLE] HELLO.

MY NAME IS DENISE HARRIS.

I WORK AT FOREST BROOK MIDDLE SCHOOL.

I'M COMING ON BEHALF OF THE CLERKS.

THE CLERKS WAS LEFT OUT [INAUDIBLE] THE ANSWER RETENTION STATEMENT AND THE RAISES.

I'M COMING ON BEHALF OF BECAUSE THE CLERKS SUPPORT, THE SCHOOL SUPPORT, YOU KNOW, THE TEACHERS.

WE ARE THE FIRST WHEN THE PARENTS AND THE KIDS COME IN AND I'M JUST COMING ON, YOU KNOW, THAT WE NEED EVERYTHING IS WENT UP IN THE WORLD YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING FINANCING, ALL THAT THE CLERKS NEED THE MONEY.

THANK YOU.

[INAUDIBLE].

HEY.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

I'M A CLERK AT FOREST BROOK MIDDLE SCHOOL.

THEY SAY IT TAKES A VILLAGE TO RAISE A CHILD.

OBVIOUSLY, IT TAKES A MUCH BIGGER VILLAGE TO RAISE STUDENTS.

OBVIOUSLY, WE'RE NOT CONSIDERED IN THE VILLAGE BEING THAT EVERYBODY ELSE FROM CUSTODIANS, COOKS, BUS DRIVERS RECEIVE THE RETENTION STIPEND.

WE DID NOT.

WE ARE THE FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE.

WE ARE THE MIDDLE PEOPLE THAT DEAL WITH PARENTS, STUDENTS, ADMINISTRATORS AND TEACHERS.

WHERE DOES THAT LEAVE US? YOU TELL US.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP.

WE CAN'T DO NOTHING WITHOUT YOU.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, WE ALWAYS LEFT BEHIND.

THANK YOU.

VANESSA RIVAS.

BRENDA MARTINEZ, MICHELLE WILLIAMS. BRENDA MARTINEZ.

[01:55:04]

GOOD AFTERNOON.

JUST PIGGYBACKING OFF WHAT THEY'RE SAYING.

I JUST LIKE FOR THE CLERKS TO BE CONSIDERED, YOU KNOW, THE LITTLE PEOPLE MATTER TO WE'RE THE OIL THAT KEEPS THE MACHINE GOING.

YOU KNOW, THE WITHOUT REGISTERS INVOLVING CHILDREN, THAT'S MONEY INTO HISD.

THE ATTENDANCE CLERK IS DOING ATTENDANCE.

THAT'S MONEY INTO HISD.

SO JUST NEXT TIME THAT YOU GUYS DISCUSS MATTERS WITHIN YOURSELF, PLEASE DON'T FORGET THE LITTLE PEOPLE.

WE DO MATTER.

WE DO HELP THE DISTRICT KEEP GOING AND KEEP THINGS MOVING.

THANK.

MICHELLE WILLIAMS. LANA MARIE, ALDO [INAUDIBLE].

GOOD AFTERNOON.

MICHELLE WILLIAMS, PRESIDENT OF THE HOUSTON EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION.

I COME ON BEHALF OF MY MEMBERSHIP AT FOREST BROOK MIDDLE SCHOOL ASKING YOU ALL FOR A NEW ROOF FOR THE SCHOOL.

HE TALKED ABOUT THE ACCOUNTABILITY PRESENTATION.

THAT'S US.

HOW DO YOU EXPECT CHILDREN AND TEACHERS TO TEACH IN A SCHOOL WHERE THE ROOF HAS BEEN LEAKING FOR YEARS? HISD IS AWARE OF THIS.

THEY'RE THEY'RE WELL AWARE THAT ROOF IS LEAKING AND IT'S BEEN LEAKING FOR YEARS.

WHAT WE WANT AND WHAT WE'RE ASKING AT FOREST BROOK MIDDLE, IS THAT HISD HAVE THE SAME COMMITMENT THAT IT HAS TO ITS WEST SIDE SCHOOLS.

I'VE WORKED IN DISTRICT TWO.

THIS IS MY FIFTH YEAR AND IT'S A SHAME THAT THE SCHOOLS IN DISTRICT TWO ARE BEING NEGLECTED.

KASHMERE GARDEN FLOODS.

KASHMERE HIGH SCHOOLS.

FOUR YEAR LEAKS.

[INAUDIBLE] LANA MARIE.

ALDO [INAUDIBLE] FOR LISTENING TO ME.

I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW IT'S BEEN A WHILE SINCE I'VE BEEN IN A BOARD ROOM.

I RETIRED IN 2006 AS THE HR DIRECTOR OF WESLACO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT IN SOUTH TEXAS UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF DR.

RICHARD RIVERA, AND I DO KNOW THE SERIOUSNESS OF ALL YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES.

I KIND OF FORGOT HOW IT INCREASES YOUR PRAYER LIFE.

I'M HERE TO TELL YOU THAT I WANT TO VOLUNTEER FOR ANY SAFETY COMMITTEE MEETINGS THAT YOU HAVE, AND THANK YOU FOR ANSWERING MY EMAIL, AND I WILL GO TO THE CAMPUS WHERE MY GRANDCHILDREN GO TO SCHOOL.

THEY THEY ATTEND DURHAM ELEMENTARY.

THEY HAVE AND WILL ATTEND.

I WAS IN SPAIN WHEN THE WALK IN THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO WHEN THE SHOOTING HAPPENED IN UVALDE, AND IT JUST WAS HEARTBREAKING, AND I WAS CONTEMPLATING WHAT I'M GOING TO DO FOR THE NEXT TEN YEARS OF MY LIFE, AND I DECIDED WHEN I RETURNED TO HOUSTON THAT I WOULD.

[INAUDIBLE] I'M SO SORRY IF I'M MISPRONOUNCING THE NAMES.

ALL RIGHT.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

MY NAME IS ALDO [INAUDIBLE].

I'M THE FATHER OF A 14 YEAR OLD HIGH SCHOOL FRESHMAN ON WEST SIDE HIGH SCHOOL.

THIS IS ACTUALLY MY FIRST TIME SPEAKING HERE ON TO YOU GUYS.

HISD BOARD, AND THE REASON I'M HERE TODAY IS TO SPEAK ABOUT THE SCHOOL SECURITY THAT WE'VE BEEN MENTIONING EARLIER AS WELL.

LAST SCHOOL YEAR, WE HAD TWO SITUATIONS REGARDING SHOOTING THREATS ON MY SON'S MIDDLE SCHOOL, AND THIS BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION THE LACK OF INVOLVEMENT THAT US PARENTS HAVE WITH THE WITH REGARDS TO THIS SUBJECT.

I GOT A CALL FROM MY SON ASKING TO COME PICK HIM UP ASAP AND HONESTLY I FELT PRETTY FRUSTRATED AND HELPLESS BECAUSE I HAD NO INFO ON THE SITUATION OR IF THERE'S EVEN SOMEONE THERE CAPABLE OF DEFENDING OUR KIDS IN AN ACTIVE SHOOTER SITUATION.

ON TOP OF THAT, A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO, THERE WAS THE ARTICLE THAT WAS MENTIONED EARLIER ABOUT THE HISD AND THE HPD NOT HAVING PREPARATION AND BUDGET FOR THESE SITUATIONS IS A BIG CONCERN FOR ME CONCERNED AND THE TRAGEDIES WE'VE HAD HERE IN TEXAS RECENTLY.

I'VE PINPOINTED SEVERAL AREAS OF IMPROVEMENT FOR THIS, SO I'VE BEEN DEVELOPING [INAUDIBLE].

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

[INAUDIBLE] NORMA THOMAS.

GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS [INAUDIBLE].

I'M AN EDUCATOR AT CHAVEZ HIGH SCHOOL, AND I'M ALSO THE HOUSTON AREA CHAPTER LEADER OF START SCHOOL LEADER.

I'M HERE TO SPEAK ABOUT THE $1.5 MILLION UNDER CONSIDERATION FOR RIFLES AND SHIELDS THAT CAN BE BETTER SPENT ON IMPROVING STUDENTS MENTAL HEALTH, SUCH AS STARTING SCHOOL LATER.

WHEN SCHOOL STARTS AT 8:30 FOR HIGH SCHOOLS AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS, ONLY 50% OF OUR STUDENTS GET THE MINIMUM 8 HOURS OF SLEEP WHEN THEY REALLY NEED 9 TO 10 HOURS.

CHANGING THE START TIME AT HIGH SCHOOL AHEAD ACADEMY FROM 9 A.M.

TO 7:30 AND OTHER HIGH SCHOOLS IN THE DISTRICTS CHANGING TO AN EARLIER TIME IS GOING AGAINST CDC RECOMMENDATIONS OF A MINIMUM START TIME OF 8:30.

IT IS NOT SAFE.

STARTING SCHOOL AT 8:30 FOR TEENS IS LIKE TEENS IS LIKE ADULTS HAVING TO WORK AT 6:30 A.M.

BECAUSE TEENS NEED TWO MORE HOURS OF SLEEP THAN ADULTS.

GOOD SLEEP SLEEP HYGIENE IN COMBINATION WITH LATER START TIME.

[INAUDIBLE].

THANK YOU, MRS. [INAUDIBLE] NORMA THOMAS.

SAM SMITH.

GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS [INAUDIBLE] AND I'M THE OWNER OF [INAUDIBLE] MEAT MARKET, LOCATED ACROSS THE STREET FROM COOP ELEMENTARY.

FOR MORE THAN TWO YEARS, WE HAVE BEEN PROVIDING THE COMMUNITY FRESH FOOD AND MEAT.

THIS AREA WAS FOOD DESERT BEFORE WE OPEN.

DURING THIS TIME OF HARDSHIP FOR FAMILIES WITH LOSS OF INCOME DUE TO COVID AND HIGH

[02:00:56]

INFLATION, OUR PROFIT HAS DRASTICALLY DECREASED, AND SO WE ARE HERE TO ASK YOU, THE BOARD, FOR YOUR HELP TO CONTINUE TO SERVE THIS LOW INCOME COMMUNITY.

WE WOULD LIKE TO ASK YOU FOR VARIANCE FOR THE BEER LICENSE AUDIENCE FOR BUSINESS NEAR SCHOOL.

FOR MORE THAN 27 YEAR, THERE WAS A GROCERY STORE AT OUR LOCATION THAT SOLD ALCOHOL BEFORE THEY CLOSED DUE TO LOSS OF BUSINESS FROM CONSTRUCTION.

FURTHERMORE, THERE ARE TWO CONVENIENT STORES THAT SELL ALCOHOL, IN ADJACENT CORNER OF THIS INTERSECTION.

WE ARE SMALL BUSINESSES.

PLEASE HELP US TO CONTINUE TO SERVE THE NEEDS FOR THIS COMMUNITY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

NORMA THOMAS.

SAM SMITH.

ARMANDO [INAUDIBLE].

GOOD EVENING.

I'M WITH THE PARTNERSHIP FOR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT, ADVOCATING FOR OUR ACRES, HOMES, COMMUNITY SCHOOLS.

THERE ARE FIVE SCHOOLS SERVICING OUR COMMUNITY AND THREE ARE RISE CAMPUSES.

PLEASE LET THAT SINK IN.

WHILE WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE DEMISE OF ACHIEVE 180 AND THE BIRTH OF THE RISE TRANSFORMATION COHORT.

WE ARE NOT CONVINCED THAT RISE WILL BE ANY MORE THAN THE SAME OLD SOUP WARMED OVER.

ALREADY IT BETRAYS TWO OF THE ACE PILLARS AND ITS OWN KEY COMPONENTS.

IT TALKS COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT, EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP AND HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS, BUT IN ACRES HOMES, [INAUDIBLE] WILLIAMS MIDDLE SCHOOL IN PARTICULAR, THEY DO NOT EXIST.

IN FACT, YOU'VE TRANSFERRED OUT HIGHLY QUALIFIED TEACHERS TO OTHER RISE CAMPUSES WITH NO THOUGHT OF THEIR PERSONAL INVESTMENT IN OUR SCHOOLS AND WHAT THEY MEAN TO THE COMMUNITY.

OR WAS THAT THE POINT IS OUR QUESTION.

YOU STAFF OUR SCHOOLS WITH [INAUDIBLE] AND PRINCIPALS WHO FEAR TRANSPARENCY, OFFER NO INGENUITY, ATTEMPT TO PLACATE COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS AND IGNORE US ALTOGETHER.

WE ARE IN THOSE SCHOOLS.

WE HAVE CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN WHO ATTEND.

WE HAVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH PARENTS AND TEACHERS.

THANK YOU.

SAM SMITH.

ARMANDO [INAUDIBLE].

WENDY KRAUSS.

GOOD AFTERNOON BOARD MEMBERS AND [INAUDIBLE].

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME THIS EVENING.

I HAVE ON JUNE 14, 2022 AT 9:40 A.M., I SENT THE SUPERINTENDENT EMAIL AND [INAUDIBLE] EMAIL REGARDING SAFETY ISSUES AND NOT FOR AS HIGH SCHOOL.

I HAVE YET TO RECEIVE A CALLBACK.

I HAVE YET TO RECEIVE AN EMAIL BACK FROM YOU GUYS.

I HAVE ANOTHER SAFETY CONCERN WITH REGARDS [INAUDIBLE] SCHOOL ONCE SOMEONE [INAUDIBLE] YOU IN THE OFFICE AND YOU ENTER THE SCHOOL, NO ONE KNOWS WHERE YOU'RE GOING.

I'M WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE PRINCIPAL, BUT WE NEED MORE SAFETY MEASURES ON THAT CAMPUS.

THIRDLY [INAUDIBLE] HIGH SCHOOL IS OUT OF CONTROL.

SHE NEEDS THE PRINCIPAL NEEDS [INAUDIBLE] SUPPORT.

MORE OFFICERS, MORE SAFETY MEASURES.

SOMETHING NEEDS TO BE DONE AT THAT SCHOOL.

THIRDLY, I DON'T LIKE BULLIES, SO YOU NEED TO TALK TO YOUR PRINCIPAL AT KASHMERE GARDENS ELEMENTARY.

LET HIM KNOW.

BULLYING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED THIS YEAR.

[INAUDIBLE] WENDY KRAUSS.

[INAUDIBLE] AND SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE.

MY NAME IS DR. ARMANDO [INAUDIBLE] AND I'M THE INTERIM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF LATINAS FOR EDUCATION, A NATIONAL EDUCATIONAL EQUITY NONPROFIT.

LAST YEAR, SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE TRUSTEE SUE DEIGAARD AND FORMER TRUSTEE ANNE SUNG MET WITH THE COHORT OF OUR SPANISH SPEAKING PARENTS, ENROLLED IN OUR ADVOCACY DEVELOPMENT FELLOWSHIP.

OVER SEVERAL WEEKS, THIS GROUP DISCUSSED AND DEBATED HOW TO WORK WITH THE DISTRICT AND IMPROVING THE EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCES OF THEIR CHILDREN.

THEY LANDED ON ONE PRIMARY REQUEST THAT WOULD FACILITATE ALL OTHERS SIMULTANEOUS SPANISH INTERPRETATION AT SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS.

I'M HERE TONIGHT TO CELEBRATE THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THIS PRACTICE AS A POSITIVE STEP TOWARD INCREASING ACCESS AND COMMITTING TO GREATER EQUITY FOR A SIGNIFICANT POPULATION OF HISD FAMILIES.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO INFORMING FAMILIES OF THIS OPPORTUNITY AS WE CONTINUE OUR WORK IN THE COMMUNITY WITH GRATITUDE AND AN ENDURING PROMISE TO WORK IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HISD FOR THE BENEFIT OF HOUSTON FAMILIES.

I THANK YOU.

WENDY KRAUSS.

[02:05:07]

NEXT, WE WILL HEAR FROM A SPEAKER WHO IS REGISTERED TO ADDRESS THE BOARD VIRTUALLY VIA ZOOM.

PLEASE REMEMBER THAT 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.

BE SURE TO MUTE THE MEETING AUDIO WHEN IT'S YOUR TIME TO SPEAK TO AVOID AUDIO INTERFERENCE, TURN ON YOUR CAMERA AND BEGIN SPEAKING.

MISS CHIN, PLEASE ADMIT SISTER MAMA SONYA.

LUCAS ROBERTS.

SISTER MAMA SONYA, YOU HAVE JOINED THE MEETING.

PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA.

YOUR MIC, AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

WE HOPE THIS YEAR YOU REALLY CARE ABOUT US.

HOPE YOU HAD A RESTFUL SUMMER.

OH, BUSINESS.

I WILL SAY IT UNTIL IT'S CHANGED RENAMED DEL MAR STADIUM, WHICH IS NAMED AFTER THE BLATANTLY RACIST PAST SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER.

YOU WOULDN'T WANT YOUR SCHOLARS PLAYING AT ADOLF HITLER STADIUM, WOULD YOU? HISD POLICE SHOULD COMPLETE SECURITY AUDITS OF ALL CAMPUSES ANNUAL SPEAKERS].

SONYA, COULD YOU PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA? IT'S ON.

OH, I'M SORRY.

IT'S OKAY.

[INAUDIBLE] I THINK POLICE SHOULD COMPLETE SECURITY AUDITS OF ALL CAMPUSES ANNUALLY WITHIN THE SIX MONTH FOLLOW UP.

THEY DON'T NEED MORE GUNS.

WE JUST NEED TO KNOW WHAT WE HAVE [INAUDIBLE].

ALSO, YOU ARE INVITED TO THE ANNUAL PRAYER WALK FOR PEACE, SUNDAY, AUGUST 21ST AT BLACKSHEAR ELEMENTARY FOR THE PAST 15 YEARS, WE'VE WALKED AROUND THE CAMPUS, SYMBOLICALLY WALKING AROUND ALL SCHOOL CAMPUSES AS WE PRAY FOR A SAFE, HEALTHY, PEACEFUL AND SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL YEAR.

RESPECT US, WORK FOR US.

LISTEN TO US.

NURTURE US.

WE HOPE YOU REALLY CARE ABOUT US.

LET'S STOP THE STEAL BY TEA.

LET'S GET READY FOR A GOOD YEAR.

THAT CONCLUDES OUR HEARING OF THE COMMUNITY.

THE BOARD WILL TAKE A RECESS AT 7:10 P.M..

TRUSTEES LET'S BE BACK HERE AT 7:20.

THIS MEETING HAS BEEN RECONVENED AT 7:22 P.M..

WE ARE NOW READY TO CONSIDER THE SUPERINTENDENT'S AGENDA ITEMS. FOR THE RECORD, LET IT BE REFLECTED THAT ITEMS B TWO B THREE AND H SIX AND THEIR ATTACHMENTS ARE NEW ITEMS F TWO, F FOUR AND H ONE HAVE BEEN REVISED AND ITEMS I TWO ATTACHMENT HAS BEEN REVISED.

BOARD POLICY REQUIRES TRUSTEES TO EXCUSE THEMSELVES AND ABSTAIN FROM ALL DISCUSSION AND VOTES PERTAINING TO CONTRACTS THAT MIGHT INVOLVE A CONFLICT OF INTEREST AS DEFINED IN BOARD POLICY.

B [INAUDIBLE] LOCAL A CONFLICT OF INTEREST IS ANY CIRCUMSTANCE, THAT COULD CAST DOUBT ON A TRUSTEE'S ABILITY TO ACT WITH TOTAL OBJECTIVITY WITH REGARD TO THE DISTRICT'S INTERESTS.

WE WILL NOW CONSIDER ITEMS HELD FOR ABSTENTION AND OR DISCUSSION.

[CONSENT AGENDA]

EACH MONTH ALL ACTION ITEMS BEGIN ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

IF A TRUSTEE WOULD LIKE AN ITEM HELD FROM CONSENT, THEY NEED TO NOTIFY SYLVIA TRINH BY 8 A.M.

ON THE MONDAY PRIOR TO THE VOTING MEETING.

TRUSTEES AS A REMINDER EVERYONE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY PRIOR TO THIS MEETING TO SUBMIT ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS AFTER A GENDER REVIEW TO THE ADMINISTRATION.

THE Q&A DOCUMENT HAS BEEN UPDATED TO REFLECT THE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS.

THE UPDATED Q&A WAS SENT TO ALL TRUSTEES VIA EMAIL.

IS IN YOUR SHAREPOINT UNDER AUGUST BOARD MEETING DOCUMENTS AND HAS BEEN POSTED ON THE DISTRICT WEBSITE.

I HAVE REQUESTED TO DISCUSS A DISCUSSION AND REPORT ITEM B TWO RECEIVE AND DISCUSS DRAFT OF 2022 COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PLAN FROM BOARD COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY AD HOC COMMITTEE.

IN ADDITION, TRUSTEES HAVE REQUESTED THE FOLLOWING ITEMS TO BE HELD FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA B THREE COMPLETION AND APPROVAL OF THE BOARD'S QUARTERLY SELF EVALUATIONS AND REVIEW OF THE BOARD STAFF USE TRACKER.

F THREE APPROVAL OF THE 2022 2023 CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT.

I ONE APPROVAL OF VENDOR AWARDS FOR PURCHASES OVER $100,000 AND RATIFICATION OF VENDOR AWARDS FOR PURCHASES UNDER $100,000.

PROJECT 2022 06 1335 COOPERATIVE POLICE SECURITY EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND RELATED ITEMS PROJECT 2206 1401 COOPERATIVE POLICE UNIFORMS AND ACCESSORIES PROJECT 23 07 0555 COOPERATIVE TECHNOLOGY SAFETY MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES PROJECT 2104 10 RFP BODY WORN CAMERAS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT SOFTWARE PROJECT 2103 0101 COOPERATIVE POLICE TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES PROJECT 2110 1602 COOPERATIVE TWO WAY RADIO SYSTEMS FOR THE HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICE DEPARTMENT.

FOR EACH ITEM OF DISCUSSION, WE WILL DO ONE ROUND OF ONE MINUTE PER TRUSTEE IF AN ADDITIONAL ROUND IS DESIRED.

THIS CAN BE DONE WITH THE MOTION SECOND AND BOARD VOTE.

WE WILL BEGIN WITH B TWO RECEIVE AND DISCUSSED.

OH, GO AHEAD.

TRUSTEES I COLLEAGUES, I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION TO ADD ONE MORE

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ITEM TO BE REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA.

I APOLOGIZE.

I ACTUALLY DID WRITE IT, TYPE IT OUT.

I FORGOT TO SEND IT TIMELY.

SO IT'S JUST ONE ITEM, AND I PROMISE YOU ALL, IT WON'T TAKE A LOT OF TIME.

THANK YOU.

CAN YOU.

CAN YOU SAY WHAT ITEM IT IS? IT'S ITEM H THREE.

WE HAVE A MOTION BY TRUSTEE GUIDRY AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE SANTOS TO REMOVE THE ITEM FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA.

PLEASE VOTE.

9 FOR 0 AGAINST 0 ABSTENTIONS.

FOR EACH ITEM OF DISCUSSION [INAUDIBLE].

WE'LL BEGIN WITH B TWO RECEIVE AND DISCUSS DRAFT OF 2022 COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT

[B-2. Receive And Discuss Draft Of 2022 Community Engagement Plan From Board Community Engagement Strategy Ad Hoc Committee]

PLAN FROM BOARD COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY AD HOC COMMITTEE, WHICH I REQUESTED TO DISCUSS.

TRUSTEE WADE THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE CRUZ TODAY IT'S JUST A PRESENTATION OF THE DRAFT ON THIS COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND WE ARE STILL IN CONVERSATION ABOUT IT.

SO JUST SO YOU KNOW THAT FOR NE OF THOSE THAT CAME TO THE COMMUNITY THIS EVENING, WE WILL BE ADDING ON AND DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO MEET THE NEEDS OF THE COMMITTEE.

SORRY TO INTERRUPT YOU.

BOARD SERVICES, CAN YOU PULL UP THE ACTUAL DRAFT OF THE PLAN ONTO THE SCREEN FOR US AND FOR THE PUBLIC, PLEASE, AND TRUSTEES, JUST AS A POINT OF CLARIFICATION, WE ARE NOT VOTING TO ACCEPT THIS ITEM.

THIS IS MERELY DISCUSSION.

SO AFTER TRUSTEE WADE DOES HER PRESENTATION, YOU CAN PUT YOUR NAME IN THE QUEUE AND YOU CAN ASK HER QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU.

SO IN THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE WE JUST DISCUSSED, AS YOU CAN SEE IN I'M NOT GOING TO READ YOU THE MISSION STATEMENT, BUT YOU CAN READ IT YOURSELF , AND AGAIN, WE CAN AMEND ANYTHING THAT COMES TO US WITH THE COMMUNITY.

HAPPY TO AMEND ALSO ON THE TIME FRAME AND STRUCTURE.

YOU CAN READ BELOW AND SET THAT WE WOULD START THIS NEXT MONTH AFTER WE VOTE AND THE CONCEPT AND STRUCTURE WOULD BE THAT WE WOULD HAVE ESSENTIALLY THREE COMMUNITY MEETINGS A YEAR AND THERE WOULD BE DISTRICT COHORTS AND EACH THERE WOULD BE THREE TRUSTEES WE MIGHT DRAW.

SO YOU JUST GET TO HAVE A BLIND DRAW OF WHO'S IN YOUR COHORT AND THAT WE WOULD GO OUT TO THE COMMUNITY AS INTO EACH OF THEIR, EACH OF OUR COHORTS COMMUNITIES.

SO WE WOULD VISIT THE DISTRICT AND TALK TO ANYBODY AND TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND PARENTS, AND THAT WE WOULD LISTEN TO WHAT THE COMMUNITY HAS TO SAY AND WE WOULD SHARE WITH THE DISTRICT IS DOING ACROSS THE BOARD.

WE WOULD THE EXPECTATIONS WOULD BE THAT WE WOULD BE STRENGTHENED OUR MISSION TO SERVE THE DISTRICT.

WE'D BE THE EYES AND EARS TO LEARN ABOUT THE WHOLE STUDENT POPULATION, FOSTER CONNECTIONS AND TRUST, BUILD BONDS THAT WILL ENSURE OUR FOCUS FOR OUTCOMES FOR ALL STUDENTS.

SEE RETURNS IN OUR TIME AND INVESTMENT THROUGH IMPROVING OUR COMMUNICATION AND DESIRED BEST FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

DISTRICT WIDE IMPROVEMENTS IN ALL AREAS GROUNDS, ACADEMIC GAINS, HEALTH, HEALTHY STUDENTS, STAFF AND COMMUNITY, AND THEN, AS YOU CAN READ BELOW, THERE'S A CALENDAR THAT WOULD KEEP US ON TRACK FOR THESE DESIRED GOALS OF THIS COMMITTEE.

SO THAT IS MY PRESENTATION.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

I JUST WANTED TO ADD SOME DETAIL BASED ON WHAT I'M READING AND I THINK I UNDERSTAND TRUSTEE WADE, CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG.

YOU KNOW, WE'VE SPENT SOME TIME TALKING ABOUT OUR BOARD GOALS AND THE NEED TO USE A ROOT CAUSE ANALYSIS AND A NEEDS ASSESSMENT, AND I SEE ON HERE THE ADMINISTRATION PREPARING THAT IN PREPARATION FOR US, SETTING OUR NEW SET OF GOALS THAT WOULD BEGIN IN 2024, AND I THINK WE'RE WANTING TO DO THIS WORK MUCH EARLIER THAN LIKE, LET'S SAY, WAITING UNTIL 2024.

RIGHT, BUT REALLY SPENDING SOME TIME IN 2023 GETTING THAT WORK DONE.

IS THAT CORRECT? CORRECT.

WELL, YES, CORRECT.

WE NEED TO GO AHEAD AND START SETTING THAT OBJECTIVE AS THE CALENDAR SHOWS.

OKAY, GREAT, AND I THINK I THINK OUR COLLEAGUES WILL BE EXCITED TO TAKE PART IN THAT WORK, SINCE THAT'S SOMETHING IN OUR SELF EVALUATION THAT WE'VE REALIZED HAS BEEN LACKING.

[02:15:01]

OK TRUSTEES IN THE QUEUE TRUSTEE SANTOS.

THANK YOU PRESIDENT CRUZ TRUSTEE WADE, I WE CAN PUT OUR IN TONIGHT, RIGHT? WE CAN INPUT TONIGHT.

SO IT JUST WE HEARD FROM SPEAKERS TONIGHT THAT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE.

COULD WE MENTION SPECIFICALLY PARENTS AND STAKEHOLDERS WITH [INAUDIBLE] CAN WE SPECIFY WITH STUDENTS AND TEACHERS AS PART OF THE COMMUNITY TO BE ENGAGED? WHEN I OFFICIALLY ASKED THAT WE ASK WE CAN CHANGE THAT UP.

ABSOLUTELY.

AWESOME, AND THEN FOR THE SECOND RECOMMENDATION, COULD WE PARTNER WITH THE NEIGHBORING TRUSTEE FOR ONE? I DON'T WANT LIKE I YEAH, I DON'T WANT TO DRIVE LIKE A [INAUDIBLE].

IT'S THREE TIMES A YEAR AND IT WOULD BE BEAUTIFUL IF WE COULD JUST DO IT.

WHERE YOU GET WHAT YOU WANT.

NO, NO, NO.

WELL, WE CAN DO WHAT? WHAT CAN WE DO? ONE, DRAW ONE, AND THEN WITH THE OTHER ONE, JUST DO A NEIGHBORING [INAUDIBLE].

WE CAN VOTE ON THAT.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

THAT'S ALL.

TRUSTEE BLUEFORD DANIELS.

FIRST OF ALL, LET ME SAY THANK YOU, TRUSTEE WADE, DR.

BAKER, FOR JOINING ME AT ONE OF THE COMMUNITY MEETINGS, BECAUSE I HAVE HAD I TRY TO BE REGULAR AND HAVING COMMUNITY MEETINGS.

MY CONCERN IS I THINK THIS IS AN EXCELLENT IDEA.

I THINK THAT IT'S TOO SOON.

I THINK WE PUSHED THE TIMELINES BACK FROM SEPTEMBER TO MAYBE OCTOBER BECAUSE THIS IS AUGUST, AND WE'LL THAT WE WILL HAVE TIME TO OFFER OPINIONS AND BE ABLE TO INTERJECT SOME OF OUR CONCERNS AS TRUSTEE SANTOS MENTIONED, YOU KNOW SHE WANTS TO NEIGHBORING AND, YOU KNOW, THOSE ARE LITTLE MINOR THINGS THAT WE CAN WORK ON.

I THINK IT'S AN AWESOME IDEA FOR PEOPLE TO GET OUT OF THEIR COMFORT ZONES OF THEIR DISTRICT AND GO AND VISIT OTHER DISTRICTS, AND THAT'S WHY I'M THINKING YOU ARE PUBLICLY FOR DOING JUST THAT, BUT I ALSO CONSIDERATION THAT WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT PULLING STRAWS OR DRAWING HOWEVER IT WAS, YEAH, ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS, WHATEVER IT IS THAT WHATEVER DISTRICT THE TALK WILL BE IN, THAT THE TRUSTEE THAT'S ASSIGNED TO THAT DISTRICT BE PRESENT.

WELL, THAT'S EXACTLY THE POINT YOU WOULD GO TO YOU AND YOUR TEAM WOULD VISIT THAT THOSE THREE DISTRICTS.

OK ONCE.

SO THREE TIMES A YEAR YOU GO TO ONE AND ONE TIME THE NEXT ONE THE NEXT TIME AND THE LAST ONE THE LAST TIME.

SO THERE'LL BE FOUR PEOPLE ON THE TEAM THEN.

THREE.

THREE.

WE HAVE NINE.

RIGHT, BUT I'M SAYING WITH THE THREE OR THREE, SO IT'LL BE THE TRUSTEE PLUS AN ADDITIONAL TWO PEOPLE.

OK THAT'S WHAT I DIDN'T UNDERSTAND.

OKAY, SORRY.

OKAY.

THIS IS IN ADDITION TO YOUR ALREADY NORMAL.

YES.

TRUSTEE ALLEN.

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE, BECAUSE WILL THE THREE PEOPLE BE THE SAME ALL THREE TIMES SO THAT EACH ONE AND EACH DISTRICT.

YES.

YOU WILL STAY WITH YOUR COHORT THROUGH THE WHOLE YEAR.

OKAY.

THAT WAS ON NUMBER FOUR.

NUMBER SIX, ABOUT THE SUPERINTENDENT.

I THINK THE SUPERINTENDENT SHOULD BE INVITED TO ALL OF THEM.

EVEN IF THE SUPERINTENDENT CAN'T COME.

I DON'T THINK IT SHOULD BE LIKE A CHOICE OF.

YES, WE NEED TO INVITE YOU.

ABSOLUTELY.

A WAY TO LOOK AT THAT.

HE'S WELCOME TO COME.

ABSOLUTELY.

GOOD IDEA.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE DEIGAARD.

THANK YOU.

SO I JUST WANT TO ADDRESS A COUPLE OF THE QUESTIONS THAT I'VE HEARD FROM THE COMMUNITY AND FROM MY COLLEAGUES, AND ALSO JUST KIND OF ADD A COUPLE OF OTHER THINGS.

SO, YOU KNOW, FIRST OF ALL, THE LANGUAGE THAT IS HERE WAS INTENDED TO BE INCLUSIVE, NOT EXCLUSIONARY, BUT OBVIOUSLY BASED ON FEEDBACK FROM THE COMMUNITY, YOU KNOW, IF THEY HEAR YOU AGREE, NOT A PROBLEM.

EVERYBODY I HEARD IT FROM TRUSTEE SANTOS AND I HEARD IT FROM THE COMMUNITY LIKE TO MAKE SURE THAT PARENTS OR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS ARE EXPLICITLY LISTED, NOT JUST IMPLIED IN STAKEHOLDER.

[INAUDIBLE] I HEARD IT FROM PEOPLE WHO SPOKE HERE TONIGHT.

THIS DOES NOT REPLACE ANYTHING ANY OF THE NINE OF US DO ON OUR OWN.

IT IS INTENDED TO SUPPLEMENT IN A WAY THAT IS COLLABORATIVE, AND THE IDEA IS TO COVER ALL NINE TRUSTEE DISTRICTS DURING THE COURSE OF A YEAR, AND EACH THE DRAWING STRAWS IS SO JUST TO PUT US IN THESE TRIOS.

I'LL WAIT FOR ROUND TWO.

TRUSTEE SANTOS.

[02:20:01]

THANK YOU TRUSTEE DEIGAARD, TRUSTEE WADE.

BECAUSE IT'S IN ADDITION TO THE EXISTING COMMUNITY MEETINGS AND I ACCEPT ALL THE HAT DRAWINGS, SO THANK YOU FOR THAT CLARIFICATION.

ANY OTHER ONE, ANY ONE ELSE FOR ROUND ONE.

ACTUALLY IT'S ONLY.

OH.

WE ONLY DO ROUND ONE.

YEAH.

FOR THIS ONE BECAUSE IT'S A DISCUSSION ITEM.

OK TRUSTEE DEIGAARD.

SO THE OTHER THING I WAS GOING TO LAYER ON TOP OF THIS IS I KNOW ANOTHER DISTRICT THAT IS WORKING THROUGH THEIR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PLAN, AND SO TO SUPPLEMENT CONVERSATIONS THAT COMMITTEES HAD, I WANT TO OFFER UP THAT.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THEY'RE DOING IS MAKING A LIST OF ALL THE STAKEHOLDER GROUPS IN THOSE COMMUNITIES TO ENSURE THAT THEY'RE INVITED AND THEN ALSO DRAFTING A SINGLE SCRIPT THAT ALL OF US USE.

SO THE QUESTIONS ARE CONSISTENT FOR EVERY SINGLE COMMUNITY.

SO WE MAKE SURE WE GET CONSISTENT FEEDBACK FROM EVERYBODY, AND THEN ALSO, YOU KNOW, I THINK TO THE QUESTION ABOUT TIMELINE, I THINK THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE COMMUNITY TO TAKE FEEDBACK TONIGHT.

AND THEN A SUGGESTION I'LL OFFER UP IS FOR US TO THEN BRING BACK TO THE BOARD IN SEPTEMBER A MORE A REVISED PLAN BASED ON WHAT WE'RE HEARING TONIGHT AND THE PURPOSE OF THE RECOMMENDED SCRIPT, AND WOULD WE ONLY HAVE ONE MINUTE AND NOT 2 MINUTES FOR THIS DISCUSSION? WE CAN KEEP GOING.

THAT'S BECAUSE IT'S A VOTING MEETING, BUT FOR DISCUSSION, IT SEEMS TO GO FAST.

THAT THERE ARE.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE OFFERING UP THE CONSISTENT INFORMATION ACROSS ALL COMMUNITIES ABOUT OUR GOALS AND CONSTRAINTS AND ALSO MAKING SURE WE'RE ASKING CONSISTENT QUESTIONS OF ALL COMMUNITIES TO GET SIMILAR CATEGORIES OF FEEDBACK FROM OUR COMMUNITIES.

SO WE'LL LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING MORE DETAILS FROM THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE, AND THANK YOU TO TRUSTEE WADE, TRUSTEE DEIGAARD AND TRUSTEE SANTOS AND OTHERS THAT SERVE ON THAT COMMITTEE.

SO WE'RE NOT VOTING ON THAT AS A REMINDER.

OUR FIRST ITEM HELD FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA IS ITEM B THREE COMPLETION AND

[B-3. Completion And Approval Of The Board's Quarterly Self-Evaluations And Review Of The Board's Staff Use Tracker]

APPROVAL OF THE BOARD'S QUARTERLY SELF EVALUATIONS AND REVIEW OF THE BOARD'S STAFF USE TRACKER.

I MOVE THAT THE BOARD APPROVE AND ACCEPT THE SECOND QUARTER QUARTERLY PROGRESS TRACKER BOARD SELF EVALUATION SCORES AS DISCUSSED AND PRESENTED IN CLOSED SESSION EFFECTIVE AUGUST 12, 2022.

SECOND, I HAVE A MOTION BY TRUSTEE SANTOS AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE BLUEFORD DANIELS.

PLEASE VOTE.

9 FOR 0 AGAINST 0 ABSTENTIONS.

OUR NEXT ITEM HELD FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA IS ITEM F THREE APPROVAL OF THE 2022

[F-3. Approval Of The 2022–2023 Code Of Student Conduct]

2023 CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT.

THIS ITEM IS BEING HELD AT THE REQUEST OF TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ AND MYSELF.

MAY I HAVE A MOTION [INAUDIBLE].

A MOTION BY TRUSTEE SANTOS AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ.

ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS FROM MY COLLEAGUES? I HAVE QUESTIONS.

HOLD ON.

LET ME PULL THEM UP.

TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE CRUZ MY BUTTON'S NOT WORKING.

MY QUESTION ABOUT THE STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT IS, IS THERE A REASON WHY WE'RE APPROVING IT IN AUGUST AND CAN WE APPROVE IT EARLIER ON BEFORE SUMMERTIME? I'M NOT SURE WHAT THE ANNUAL CADENCE IS IN TERMS OF WHEN IT'S BEEN APPROVED IN THE PAST AND BEING THAT A MAJORITY OF US ARE NEW.

I DON'T KNOW IF ANY OF US KNOW WHAT WHEN THAT DATE WAS MR. HAMILTON OR DR.

CRUZ.

I WILL DEFER TO THE PODIUM.

MS. CALLOWAY WILL SHARE THE INSIGHT, AND SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE, WE TRADITIONALLY TAKE THIS IN JUNE.

IT WAS AN OVERSIGHT ON MISSING THE SUBMISSION DEADLINE TO HAVE IT TO YOU AND FOR IT TO GO TO CONSULTATION.

I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT.

WE WILL MAKE SURE THAT IT GOES TO JUNE IN THE FUTURE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MA'AM.

WILL YOU INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND TELL US YOUR TITLE? I'M SORRY.

I'M GLENDA CALLOWAY, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF COUNSELING AND STUDENT ASSISTANCE.

THANK YOU.

YES, MA'AM.

GLENDA CALLAWAY.

DID YOU HAVE ANY MORE QUESTIONS?

[02:25:03]

OK.

MS. TRINH I THINK THE BUTTONS AREN'T WORKING OUT I DON'T KNOW IF WE NEED TO CLEAR SOMETHING.

TRUSTEE DEIGAARD.

WAS THERE CONSULTATION WITH STUDENTS AND FAMILIES FOR THIS ITEM? TRUSTEE DEIGAARD THAT HAS NOT BEEN THE HISTORICALLY HOW WE HAVE DONE THAT.

WHEN WE HAVE A MAJOR CHANGE, WHERE WE ARE CHANGING WHAT THE STUDENT DISCIPLINE WILL BE OR THE CONSEQUENCES, WE BRING IT TO A LARGER GROUP.

THE TWO CHANGES WE HAVE THIS ARE THAT ONE IS THAT PARENTS WILL BE THAT WE WILL MAKE MUCH MORE EFFORT TO NOTIFY PARENTS IF A STUDENT IS BEING SUSPENDED.

SOME CAMPUSES HAVE TRADITIONALLY SENT HOME A LETTER, AND WE KNOW THAT STUDENTS DON'T ALWAYS TAKE THAT HOME.

SO WE'VE ASKED FOR ADDITIONAL ATTEMPTS TO DO THAT.

THE OTHER ONE IS PLACING A PERSON'S NAME, AND THAT WAS A RECOGNITION BY TASB THAT WE NEEDED TO ADD THAT, AND SO BECAUSE THEY WERE MINOR, IT WENT BEFORE A SMALL COMMITTEE THAT TRADITIONALLY WORKS ON IT AND THEN IT WENT TO CONSULTATION.

WHEN WE HAVE LARGER CHANGES THAT ARE AFFECTING THE DISCIPLINE CONSEQUENCES OR THE REASONS FOR THE DISCIPLINE, THEN IT'S HEARD BY A LARGER GROUP.

SO THIS CONSULTATION GROUP DO THEY HAVE SHOULD BE DIRECTING TO THE SUPERINTENDENT.

DOES THIS CONSULTATION COMMITTEE FOR THE STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT HAVE PARENTS OR STUDENTS ON IT? NO, NO, NO.

THE CONSULTATION GROUP DOES NOT.

AND MS. CALLOWAY, IF YOU WANT TO SHARE A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE MAKEUP OF THE CONSULTATION GROUP, I'D APPRECIATE IT.

THIS IS AFFECTING STUDENTS AND WE'RE COMMUNICATING WITH FAMILIES, AND SO I GUESS I'M TRYING TO UNDERSTAND THE WHY.

THANK YOU.

I CAN SIMPLY SAY I'M NEW TO THIS, AND THIS IS TRADITIONALLY WHEN I ASK ABOUT IT, THIS IS THE WAY IT HAS BEEN DONE, IS THAT UNLESS THERE ARE CHANGES THAT ABOUT THE ACTUAL DISCIPLINE, HOW IT WILL BE HANDLED OR THE CONSEQUENCES, THEN IT HAS NOT BEEN PUT FORTH TO A LARGER GROUP.

SO WHO'S ON THE CONSULTATION COMMITTEE FOR THE STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT? IT GOES TO THE CONSULTATION GROUP THAT HEARS ALL BOARD AGENDA ITEMS THAT ARE PULLED FOR CONSULTATION.

THE ADMINISTRATION, ADMINISTRATIVE GROUPS INSTRUCTIONAL AND THE NON INSTRUCTIONAL.

SO IT'S ALL ADMINISTRATION, NO SEE TEACHER ORGANIZATION AS WELL MS. JACKIE IS REPRESENTED ON THAT GROUP.

SO NOT JUST ADMINISTRATION, BUT ALSO TEACHERS AND NON INSTRUCTIONAL EMPLOYEES.

[INAUDIBLE] TRUSTEE ALLEN.

I WAS IN ON THE BREAK.

I'M SORRY.

[INAUDIBLE].

SORRY.

TRUSTEE GUIDRY ARE YOU IN FOR THIS ITEM? OK GO AHEAD.

THANK YOU.

PRESIDENT CRUZ SO MY QUESTION WOULD BE, I SEE HERE THAT WE'RE ADDING IN LANGUAGE THAT SAYS A GOOD FAITH EFFORT TO MAKE THE CONTACT, BUT WHAT CONSTITUTES A GOOD FAITH EFFORT THAT'S NOT HERE? MS. CALLOWAY, DO YOU WANT TO SHARE? IN THE TRAINING THAT WE'RE DOING WE ARE ASKING THAT THE ADMINISTRATION MAKE AT LEAST TWO ATTEMPTS TO CONTACT THE PARENT PRIOR TO JUST SENDING HOME A LETTER SAYING THAT THE STUDENT HAS BEEN SUSPENDED IN GOOD FAITH.

OBVIOUSLY MEANS IF WE DON'T HAVE A WORKING PHONE NUMBER, WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO GET IN CONTACT WITH THEM.

THOSE TYPES OF THINGS THAT A TRUE ATTEMPT NEEDS TO BE MADE TO CONTACT PARENTS WHEN STUDENTS ARE BEING SUSPENDED.

SO.

SO.

SO YOU'RE SAYING IF WE DON'T HAVE A GOOD PHONE NUMBER.

SO IF WE DON'T HAVE A GOOD PHONE NUMBER OR I MEAN, WHAT ELSE DO YOU HAVE? MAIL, PHONE NUMBER.

ARE YOU GOING OUT TO THE HOMES? WHAT WHAT'S THE LEVEL? SO SCHOOLS WILL DO A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING.

QUITE FRANKLY, AS A FORMER PRINCIPAL, IT'S IMPORTANT THAT YOU MAKE THAT EFFORT TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE PARENTS OR THE GUARDIAN TO LET THEM KNOW WHAT'S WHAT'S GOING ON.

SO WHETHER IT'S THE HOME VISIT, WHETHER IT'S CONTACTING THE AUNT, THE GRANDMOTHER, NEXT OF KIN, IT'S IMPORTANT TO BE IN TOUCH WITH SOMEONE IN REFERENCE TO THAT CHILD.

I AGREE WITH THAT, AND I GUESS MY MY LEGAL HEAD KICKS IN AND SAY, GIVE ME A DEFINITION OF GOOD FAITH, AND I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE CAN PUT

[02:30:06]

INTO THE CODE OF CONDUCT OR IF IT'S SOMEWHERE WE CAN HAVE IT SOMEWHERE ELSE WITH DEFINITIONS, BUT I JUST LIKE TO SEE GOOD FAITH DEFINED.

TRUSTEE BAKER.

YES.

JUST TO FOLLOW UP ON TRUSTEE DEIGAARD'S QUESTION.

GOING FORWARD, WILL IT BE POSSIBLE FOR US TO INCLUDE THE PUBLIC, SINCE THIS IS A HOT ITEM ISSUE OUT THERE AND THE PERCEPTION OF SECURITY IS BEING CONNECTED WITH THE STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT.

IS IT POSSIBLE THAT WE INVITE THE PUBLIC'S OPINION AND GET THEIR IDEAS AND SO FORTH TO PUT MORE TEETH INTO THE CODE OF CONDUCT GOING FORWARD? WE'D BE DEFINITELY OPEN TO DO THE RESEARCH.

WE DO KNOW THAT THIS IS A CONSULTATION ITEM RIGHT NOW, BUT WE CAN DO THE RESEARCH TO SEE IF THAT IS FEASIBLE FOR THE FUTURE.

THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE BLUEFORD DANIELS.

QUICK QUESTION, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, I DON'T WANT TO BE A DEAD HORSE, BUT WE HOW OFTEN DO WE APPROVE THIS STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT? ANNUALLY.

ANNUALLY, AND I'M SO GLAD THAT ALL THE TRUSTEES REALIZED WE DO THIS ANNUALLY NOW AND WHEN WE HADN'T CAUGHT IT IN THE PAST, WE CAN PREPARE FOR IT IN THE FUTURE.

SO LET'S CONSIDER ADDING ADDITIONAL PEOPLE TO THAT, BECAUSE I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT.

IT'S TRULY IMPORTANT, AND WE DIDN'T HAVE COMMUNITY PEOPLE IN THERE INVOLVED AND TEACHERS, ETC..

SO NOW THAT WE REALIZE THAT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

ABSOLUTELY.

TRUSTEE WADE, I WANT TO SAY I APPRECIATE THAT THE CODE OF CONDUCT IS ACTUALLY NOW GIVING MORE TEETH TO THE FINDING THE PARENT OR THE GUARDIAN AND MAKING A GOOD FAITH ATTEMPT.

SO I APPRECIATE THAT IS GETTING YOU KNOW, MEETING THAT NEED.

SO I APPRECIATE THAT WE'RE GETTING CLOSER TO THE GOAL.

THANK YOU.

SO I SEE IN THE Q&A DOCUMENT MY FOLLOW UP QUESTION, THE LIST OF FOLKS ON THE COMMITTEE, AND IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S ALL INTERNAL FOLKS FROM CENTRAL OFFICE , AND THEN MY UNDERSTANDING IS CONSULTATION IS WITH THE UNIONS, THE INSTRUCTIONAL, ADMINISTRATIVE AND NON INSTRUCTIONAL CONSULTATION.

SO I, YOU KNOW, JUST ECHOING EVERYONE ELSE'S SENTIMENTS.

I WOULD REALLY LOVE TO SEE SOME STUDENTS AND FAMILIES ON THIS COMMITTEE AS WELL MOVING FORWARD.

SO THE TWO TRUSTEES I SEE IN THE QUEUE FOR ROUND TWO, AND SINCE THIS IS A VOTING ITEM, THERE'S ONLY ONE ROUND OF ONE MINUTE SO YOU CAN MAKE A MOTION.

I THINK YOU HAVE A FEW SECONDS LEFT, TRUSTEE DEIGAARD.

THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE DEIGAARD.

THAT'S WHY I CHECKED BEFORE I PRESSED THE BUTTON.

SO I APPRECIATE YOUR NEW AND WELCOME TO HISD.

SORRY, THIS IS HOW IT STARTED FOR YOU.

NO, I'M NOT NEW TO HISD I'M NEW TO WORKING WITH THE STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT.

SO I WAS STARTING TO LEAN TO NOT VOTE FOR THIS.

I VERY MUCH STRUGGLE WITH THE FACT THAT AT LEAST PARENTS AND GUARDIANS HAVEN'T BEEN PART OF THIS PROCESS.

THIS IS SOMETHING WE ARE IMPOSING ON THEIR CHILDREN, AND I WILL NOT PASS I WILL NOT PASS THIS AGAIN NEXT YEAR IF PARENTS AT LEAST, BUT ALSO PREFERABLY STUDENTS AS WELL.

BUT ALL I'M WILLING TO DO SO TONIGHT, BUT I WON'T DO IT AGAIN.

THANK YOU.

[INAUDIBLE] YOU STILL HAD TIME.

I HAVE A WHOLE MINUTE.

MY QUESTION IS, WHAT DOES A BOARD NEED TO DO IN ORDER TO ENSURE THAT THERE IS HIGHER COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT NEXT YEAR? I THINK THE BOARD HAS RAISED RAISED THE CONCERN AND WE'VE COMMITTED TO LOOK INTO THAT CONCERN.

SO I THINK IT HAS BEEN DONE.

WE DON'T NEED TO PASS ANY POLICY OR ANYTHING DIFFERENT, MAKE SURE THAT SOMETHING'S DIFFERENT.

IF WE DO, I WANT.

I NEED TO KNOW [INAUDIBLE].

YES.

THAT DOESN'T ALWAYS MAKE MAKE CHANGES.

UNDERSTOOD.

UNDERSTOOD.

SO I GUESS I'M PUTTING IN A REFERRAL.

DOES A BOARD NEED TO DO ANYTHING TO ENSURE THAT FOR NEXT YEAR'S STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT THERE IS CONSULTATION WITH STUDENTS, PARENTS, TEACHERS AND MORE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT.

THANK YOU.

[02:35:02]

[INAUDIBLE] TRUSTEE SANTOS.

THANK YOU, PRESIDENT CRUZ AND THIS COMMENT IS TO TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ AND TRUSTEE WADE.

SO MAYBE WE CAN BUILD A SCOPE IN SEQUENCE OR CURRICULUM CURRICULUM AROUND OUR MEETINGS FOR NEXT YEAR.

SO COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT THAT INCLUDE ONE OF THESE IS THE CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT AND THE POTENTIAL SHUTTING DOWN OF SCHOOLS OR WHATEVER IT IS OR THE SAFETY COMMITTEE THAT WE SO DESPERATELY NEED TO TALK ABOUT TONIGHT.

SO THAT'S A RECOMMENDATION.

I KNOW THAT'S GOING BACK TO A PREVIOUS ITEM, BUT MAYBE WE CAN DO THAT.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT TRUSTEES PLEASE VOTE ITEM F THREE.

8 FOR 1 AGAINST 0 ABSTENTIONS.

ITEM PASSES.

OUR NEXT ITEM HELD FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA IS ITEM I ONE APPROVAL OF VENDOR AWARDS FOR PURCHASES.

OH.

WHAT WAS THE ITEM H THREE? OUR NEXT ITEM HELD FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA IS ITEM H THREE.

[H-3. Authority To Negotiate, Execute, And Amend A Parking Lot Lease Agreement With The Texas Medical Center For Required Parking At Michael DeBakey High School For Health Professions]

TRUSTEE GUIDRY.

THANK YOU.

YES, AND I ACTUALLY JUST HAVE A COMMENT ON THIS ONE.

I SIMPLY CANNOT VOTE FOR THIS, AND I UNDERSTAND THAT IT IT WAS AN AGREEMENT THAT WAS MADE FOR TEXAS MEDICAL CENTER PROVIDING US WITH THE PROPERTY FOR [INAUDIBLE], BUT MY ISSUE WITH THIS IS THE NEGOTIATING OF THIS CONTRACT.

THE ADMINISTRATION IS ASKING US CONSTANTLY TO ALLOW THEM YOU ALL TO NEGOTIATE CONTRACTS, BUT THIS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT $152,000 PER YEAR FOR FIVE YEARS.

THAT'S $760,000 FOR THAT FIVE YEAR CONTRACT.

WE HAD STUDENT PEOPLE IN HERE TALKING ABOUT ROOFS, NOT BEING ON BUILDINGS AND SO MANY THINGS THAT CAN BE DONE WITH THE $760,000, AND THAT'S ONLY FOR FIVE YEARS.

WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO PAY A LEASE AGREEMENT FOR PARKING AND WE'LL NEVER OWN THE GARAGE.

THIS IS AN INSTANCE WHERE I BELIEVE WE COULD HAVE PURCHASED THE LAND OWNED THE PROPERTY THE GARAGE AS OPPOSED TO PAYING $676,000 FOR FIVE YEARS, AND WE ANTICIPATE THIS SCHOOL TO BE THERE FOR, I HOPE, HUNDREDS OF YEARS.

SO IMAGINE THE AMOUNT OF MONEY WE'RE GOING TO PAY FOR PARKING FOR ONE SCHOOL.

I JUST SIMPLY CANNOT APPROVE THIS, AND I UNDERSTAND THAT WE HAVE TO AS A BOARD, BUT EQUITY SAYS TO ME, I CAN'T I CAN'T APPROVE THIS.

TRUSTEE ALLEN.

I WASN'T ON THAT ONE EITHER.

OH, SORRY, TRUSTEE ALLEN.

PLEASE VOTE.

ITEM H WHAT WAS IT? H THREE.

H THREE.

8 FOR 1 AGAINST 0 ABSTENTIONS.

OUR NEXT OUR NEXT ITEM HELD FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA IS ITEM I ONE APPROVAL OF VENDOR AWARDS FOR PURCHASES OVER $100,000 AND RATIFICATION OF VENDOR

[I-1. Approval Of Vendor Awards For Purchases Over $100,000 And Ratification Of Vendor Awards For Purchases Under $100,000 22-06-13-35 – Cooperative / Police Security Equipment, Supplies, and Related Items 22-06-14-01 – Cooperative / Police Uniforms & Accessories 23-07-05-55 – Cooperative / Technology Safety Management Solutions and Services 21-04-10 – RFP / Body-Worn Cameras and Law Enforcement Software 21-03-01-01 – Cooperative / Police Tools and Accessories 21-10-16-02 – Cooperative / Two-Way Radio System for the Houston Independent School District (HISD) Police Department]

AWARDS FOR PURCHASES UNDER $100,000.

THIS IS FOR SEVERAL PROJECTS BEING HELD AT TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ'S REQUEST.

MAY I HAVE A MOTION ON PROJECT 2206 1335 COOPERATIVE POLICE, SECURITY EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND RELATED ITEMS. SO MOVED SANTOS, SECOND BAKER.

I HAVE A MOTION BY TRUSTEE SANTOS AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE BAKER.

ANY DISCUSSION? PROJECT 2206 1335 COOPERATIVE POLICE, SECURITY EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND RELATED ITEMS. TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ.

I WOULD LIKE TO GO INTO CLOSED SESSION FOR THIS ITEM.

THE BOARD WILL NOW ADJOURN TO CLOSED EXECUTIVE 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 OF FINAL ACTION, VOTE OR DECISION ON ANY MATTER CONSIDERED IN THE CLOSED SESSION BE REQUIRED.

SUCH FINAL ACTION VOTER 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 IS ADJOURNED TO CLOSED

[02:40:02]

EXECUTIVE SESSION AT 7:55 P.M.

ON AUGUST 11TH, 2022.

TRUSTEES WE WERE ON PROJECT 2206 1335 TRUSTEE BLUEFORD DANIELS, YOU'RE IN THE QUEUE.

NO.

OK THAT'S FROM BEFORE.

OKAY.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ON THIS TOPIC? TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ.

THANK YOU.

I FEEL LIKE THE BOARD STILL NEEDS SOME CLARITY IN TERMS OF TIMELINES OF WHEN CERTAIN ACTIONS ARE GOING TO BE COMPLETED TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS ARE SAFE, NOT JUST SOME OF THEM.

SO I WOULD I MOVE THAT WE POSTPONE.

I WANT A 2206 1335 TILL NEXT WEEK WHEN WE SHOULD HAVE SOME MORE ANSWERS.

I HAVE A MOTION BY TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE SANTOS.

DO I NEED TO DO ANY DISCUSSION? RIGHT, DISCUSSION ON THIS MOTION.

SO THE MOTION TO POSTPONE.

DON'T VOTE YET.

THE MOTION TO POSTPONE.

SO I HAVE TWO COLLEAGUES IN THE QUEUE.

ARE YOU IN THE QUEUE FOR THE DISCUSSION ON THE MOTION THAT TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ JUST MADE? OK TRUSTEE DEIGAARD SINGLE TIME WE TRY AND POSTPONE SOMETHING IS, MR. SUPERINTENDENT, WHAT HAPPENS IF WE POSTPONE IT BY THE WEEK THAT MY COLLEAGUE IS SUGGESTED? THANK YOU, TRUSTEE DEIGAARD.

IT SLOWS DOWN THE PROCESS OF BEING ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD AND GET THE NECESSARY ITEMS THAT ARE BEING BEING ASKED FOR IN THESE ITEMS , AND I DON'T SEE MS. LICATA EAGER TO GET TO THE PODIUM.

SO I'M PRESUMING THIS IS STILL AN OPTION IN A WEEK.

SORRY.

NORMALLY YOU JUMP UP AND LIKE, WAIT, WAIT.

[INAUDIBLE] YES.

THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE BLUEFORD DANIELS.

THANKS.

I WANT TO ASK MY ADD MY COMMENTS BEFORE WE VOTE ON THE MOTION, AND IT'S PERTAINING TO THE MOTION BECAUSE AS WE TALK ABOUT THIS, I LISTENED LAST WEEK WHEN WE WERE IN A GENERAL REVIEW, WE TALKED, I PULLED THE ITEM THAT SPENT $8 MILLION FOR DANCE WEAR, NOBODY HAD ANY CONVERSATION, AND NOW WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ITEMS THAT WILL PROTECT OUR STUDENTS AND OUR CAMPUSES AND OUR STAFF, AND LET'S JUST BE REALISTIC ABOUT IT.

THIS IS JUST LIKE BUILDING A HOUSE.

WE KNOW WE NEED TO HAVE SOME EXTENDED CONVERSATION ABOUT SAFETY ISSUES, BUT THIS IS THE FIRST STEP.

SCHOOL STARTS NEXT WEEK.

WE CAN'T WAIT FOR THE FENCE TO COME IN TWO WEEKS FROM NOW OR FOR THE RFP TO GET SIGNED 30 DAYS FROM NOW.

THIS IS LIKE BUILDING A HOUSE.

WE PUT UP THE WALLS, THE ROOF AND THE OUTSIDE, AND NOW WE AND WE'VE GOT THE SHEETROCK.

THIS IS ONE STEP AT A TIME.

LIKE ANYTHING ELSE WE DO IN LIFE, WE PRIORITIZE THINGS, AND MY CHILDREN AND THE BABIES ARE MY PRIORITY.

TRUSTEE GUIDRY AND SO HERE'S MY CONCERN.

IF WE DELAY EVEN A WEEK, ARE WE GOING TO BE IN A SITUATION LIKE WE WERE WITH THE HELMETS WHERE IT WAS A DELAY? SO A LOT OF OUR SCHOOLS DID NOT GET THOSE HELMETS.

AND BECAUSE SCHOOLS ARE REQUESTING THESE ITEMS JUST LIKE HISD, AND SO MY CONCERN IS IF WE DELAY THIS, IS IT GOING TO CAUSE US TO PERHAPS NOT BE ABLE TO GET THOSE ITEMS ON WHICH WE DO VOTE IN FAVOR OF? TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ.

I'M SORRY.

DO I NOT GET AN ANSWER? IT WASN'T A STATEMENT, IT WAS A QUESTION.

SO THERE VERY WELL COULD BE A DELAY.

WE DON'T KNOW THAT UNLESS WE HEAR FROM THE VENDORS IN TERMS OF EXACTLY WHAT'S OUT THERE, IN TERMS OF ORDER, BUT THAT VERY WELL COULD BE THE CASE.

OH, THANK YOU.

AM I CLEARED? MY QUEUE JUST DISAPPEARED.

TRUSTEE BAKER.

[02:45:04]

[INAUDIBLE] YES ON THE MOTION THAT TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ MADE.

MM HMM.

OH, YOU WANT TO SPEAK ON THE ACTUAL, ACTUAL ITEM? OKAY, SO.

TRUSTEE.

I MEAN, IF EVERYONE HAS HAD AN OPPORTUNITY AT LEAST TO SPEAK ONCE TO THE MOTION, IT WOULD BE PROPER IF YOU WANT TO CALL THE QUESTION OR CLOSE OUT DEBATE.

TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ.

I WANT TO SPEAK TO KATHY BLUEFORD DANIEL'S POINT.

I AGREE THAT WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE FOUNDATION OF OUR SAFETY FOR EVERY SCHOOL IS AVAILABLE, AND WE AS A BOARD, AT LEAST I HAVE NOT RECEIVED ENOUGH INFORMATION THAT TELLS ME THAT HISD IS WILLING TO IS GOING TO SPEND THE MONEY IN A TIMELY MANNER.

WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE A LOT OF MONEY IN HISD.

WE'RE SPENDING $8 MILLION ON DANCE UNIFORMS. THAT IS NOT ONE MINUTE.

OKAY.

I DON'T HAVE THAT SECURITY RIGHT NOW THAT THERE'S A TIMELINE FOR MAKING SURE THAT EVERY SCHOOL IS SAFE.

SO AT THIS POINT, I'M NOT WILLING TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS ITEM, AND I THINK THAT IT NEEDS TO BE POSTPONED UNTIL EVERYBODY ON THIS BOARD HAS THE INFORMATION THAT EVERY SCHOOL WILL BE WILL HAVE A SAFE PERIMETER.

OKAY.

SO IF YOU WANT TO SPEAK TO THE ACTUAL AGENDA ITEM, IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY SPOKEN, SO IF YOU YOU GET ONE MINUTE Y'ALL REMEMBER THIS, YOUR TIME WELL I CAN SEE IT.

YOUR TIME IS THERE ON THE SCREEN.

SO IF YOU ALREADY SPOKE AND THEN IT SPLITS IT.

SO IT'S NOT A MINUTE EACH TIME IT'S A MINUTE TOTAL.

JUST CLARIFYING.

OK TRUSTEES I JUST WANT TO REMIND YOU THAT THE DISCUSSION THAT'S APPROPRIATE NOW IS ON THE MOTION TO POSTPONE, NOT ON THE SUBSTANTIVE AGENDA ITEM ITSELF.

JUST WHETHER OR NOT POSTPONING FOR A WEEK IS APPROPRIATE.

POSTPONING AT ALL IS APPROPRIATE THAT'S WHAT'S APPROPRIATE FOR DISCUSSION.

SO ARE YOU IN THE QUEUE? NO.

OKAY.

EVERYONE HAS ALREADY SPOKEN AND RUN OUT OF TIME THAT'S IN THE QUEUE.

OH, TRUSTEE.

ALLEN.

YES.

I WANTED TO MAKE A STATEMENT THAT FOR HISD SAFETY HAS ALWAYS BEEN GOAL ONE.

WE MAY NOT HAVE TIME FOR NEXT WEEK.

FOR OUR CHILDREN TO BE WAITING ON A TIMELINE, WE MUST BE ABLE TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR CHILDREN WILL START SCHOOL AS SAFE AS THEY POSSIBLY CAN.

SO NOW WE'LL VOTE ON THE MOTION TO POSTPONE.

3 FOR 6 AGAINST 0 ABSTENTION MOTION FAILS.

UM.

MAY I HAVE A MOTION ON PROJECT 2206 1401? COOPERATIVE POLICING.

OH, I'M SORRY.

YEAH, THAT MOTION TO POSTPONE FAILS, AND NOW WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE ACTION ITEM.

YES, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OKAY, SO NOW WE NEED TO VOTE ON PROJECT 2206 1335 COOPERATIVE POLICE, SECURITY EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND RELATED ITEMS. MAY I HAVE A MOTION? [INAUDIBLE] OK.

SORRY.

DISCUSSION.

DISCUSSION.

NOBODY'S BUTTON'S WORKING.

JUST RAISE YOUR HAND.

WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO TAKE THE EMOTIONS OUT OF THIS DECISION.

I'VE AGREED, MY COLLEAGUES, WE DON'T HAVE TIME TO WASTE ON THIS.

I WOULD LIKE TO ASK MR. HOUSE, WAS THIS SOMETHING THAT YOU ALREADY HAD IN PLACE PRIOR TO THE UVALDE INCIDENT? WE'VE AN IDEA YOU ALREADY PLANNED ON MOVING TOWARD.

YES, WE'VE LOOKED AT THIS FOR QUITE SOME TIME, BUT I ALSO WANT TO CLARIFY, BECAUSE I THINK THERE'S A MISCONCEPTION OF WHAT HAS OCCURRED.

I MENTIONED LAST WEEK THAT WE WERE NOT INCREASING, YOU KNOW, THE NUMBER OF GUNS THAT WE HAVE FOR A PARTICULAR REASON.

I THINK WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT OUR OFFICERS HAVE BEEN TRAINED UP TO A CERTAIN LEVEL THAT IS EXTREMELY, EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.

THAT IS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT THINGS, BUT THE BIGGER ISSUE HERE IS ENSURING THAT THEY HAVE ALL OF THE TOOLS POSSIBLE SO THAT THEY CAN BE AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE AND PROVIDE THE KIND OF SAFETY THAT WE WANT THEM TO PROVIDE ON OUR

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CAMPUSES, BUT THEY HAVE GONE THROUGH AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNT OF TRAINING, ANNUAL TRAINING, ACTIVE SHOOTER DRILLS, LOTS OF THINGS THAT HAVE PREPARED US FOR THE START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.

SO I THINK THERE IS IS A MISCONCEPTION OUT THERE BECAUSE OF SMALL CLIPS THAT HAVE BEEN PLAYED IN THE MEDIA.

WE FEEL GOOD ABOUT WHERE WE ARE, BUT WE FEEL EVEN BETTER ABOUT THE PREPARATION THAT THESE THINGS CAN PROVIDE AS WELL.

SO WOULD IT BE SAFE TO SAY THAT THIS IS JUST PERHAPS PHASE ONE OF MANY OTHER PHASES THAT YOU ALREADY HAD IN MIND? AS A LEADER, YES.

WE'RE ALSO BRINGING IN THE COUNCIL OF GREAT CITY SCHOOLS TO DO A EXTENSIVE SECURITY AUDIT.

THAT AUDIT WILL INCLUDE BRINGING LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENTS FROM SEVERAL DIFFERENT CITIES, SEVERAL DIFFERENT SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO COME IN AND GIVE US A CLOSE LOOK AT WHO WE ARE AND WHAT IT IS THAT WE MIGHT NEED TO DO DIFFERENTLY, WHAT WE'RE DOING EXTREMELY WELL.

SO WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT WORK MOVING FORWARD.

SO IT'S AN ONGOING PROCESS TO ENSURE THAT WE GET BETTER OVER THE COURSE OF TIME.

AND TO ME, THIS COULD BE COMPARED TO LIKE ROUTINE MAINTENANCE, LIKE IT'S TIME TO CHANGE THE LIGHT BULBS, IT'S TIME TO DO THIS.

IT'S JUST TIME.

IT'S ROUTINE, IT'S THE TRAINING IS ROUTINE.

WE HAVE TO REDO IT ON AN ANNUAL BASIS CONSISTENTLY, AND CHIEF LOPEZ HAS HAS ENSURED THAT OUR OFFICERS CONTINUOUSLY DO THAT EVEN PRIOR TO THIS PURCHASE.

OKAY, GOOD.

WELL, THANK YOU.

I THINK ANY STEP TOWARDS FULLY SECURING OUR CHILDREN IS GOOD, BUT ANY INCH TOWARDS THAT IS A GREAT PLACE TO START.

SO THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE WADE.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE CRUZ.

I WANT TO THANK THE ADMINISTRATION.

I WANT TO THANK SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE BECAUSE WE ASKED FOR TRANSPARENCY AND SOMETIMES TRANSPARENCY IS HARD TO HEAR.

SO I APPRECIATE YOUR BEING TRANSPARENT ABOUT WHAT IS WHAT WAS AT STAKE OR WHAT IS AT STAKE FOR OUR STUDENTS AND THE METHOD AND THE PROCESS THAT WE'RE GOING THROUGH TO IMPROVE.

WHERE WE ARE TODAY.

SO I APPRECIATE IT, AND I THANK YOU FOR THE TRANSPARENCY.

TRUSTEE GUIDRY.

I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE ADMINISTRATION FOR THE IN-DEPTH CONVERSATION THAT HELPED US TO MOVE FORWARD TO MAKING A DECISION TONIGHT , AND I ALSO WANT TO ASK, SO CAN WE JUST MAKE IT CLEAR THAT OUR OFFICERS WILL NOT BE WALKING AROUND WITH SHOTGUNS ON THE CAMPUSES AND BIG SHIELDS IN FRONT OF THEM? THAT'S NOT WHAT THIS IS ABOUT, CORRECT? RIGHT.

THAT IS CORRECT.

IT'S NOT ABOUT MILITARIZING OUR CAMPUS.

THIS IS ABOUT BEING PREPARED FOR THE MOST DIFFICULT SITUATIONS, BUT THIS IS THESE ARE NOT ROUTINE ITEMS THAT WOULD BE CARRIED AROUND ON CAMPUS ON A DAILY BASIS.

THESE ARE ITEMS THAT WOULD ONLY BE UTILIZED IN SPECIAL SITUATIONS THAT WOULD REQUIRE THEM TO BE UTILIZED.

SO THEY'RE GOING TO BE LOCKED AWAY IN THE CHILDREN SHOULD NOT SHOULDN'T EVEN REALLY SEE THESE ITEMS. WE WANT TO BE CAREFUL ABOUT.

I UNDERSTAND WHAT WE DISCLOSE, BUT I THINK.

I THINK YOU GET THE IDEA.

I DO.

THANK YOU, SIR.

YES, MA'AM.

TRUSTEE SANTOS.

THANK YOU, PRESIDENT CRUZ.

TO SAY THAT THESE ARE VERY TRYING TIMES IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT, AND OUR HEARTS ARE WITH UVALDE.

WHEN I SAW THE NAMES AND FACES OF THE CHILDREN AND TEACHERS THAT WERE LOST, MY COURSE SHIFTED.

I KNEW THAT I WOULD BE RAISING MY SON IN A WORLD THAT I DIDN'T RECOGNIZE.

HOWEVER, MY BELIEF IS STILL THAT MORE WEAPONRY IS NOT THE ANSWER.

MORE GUNS HAVE NEVER MADE STUDENTS SAFE.

YOU CAN TURN HISD INTO THE MILITARY AND STILL NOT PREVENT A SINGLE SCHOOL SHOOTING.

UVALDE POLICE WERE LOCKED AND LOADED TO THE TEETH.

THEY PREVENTED NOTHING.

WE AS A SOCIETY HAVE NEGLECTED MENTAL HEALTH FOR SO LONG.

NOT ONLY CAN MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT HELP PREVENT SCHOOL SHOOTINGS, IT IS AN AVENUE TO HELP LIVES.

ALL GUNS DO IS CAUSE MORE DEATH, AND UNTIL WE CAN INVEST THE RESOURCES IN MENTAL HEALTH AND SECURING OUR SCHOOLS PERIMETERS, THEN I CANNOT SUPPORT THIS.

SO WITH MY COLLEAGUES, I VALUE YOU.

I HONOR YOUR DECISION, BUT I'M SORRY.

THIS IS NOT THE DIRECTION OR THE WORLD THAT I WANT TO SEE MY SON IN.

TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ.

MR. SUPERINTENDENT, IN ORDER FOR ME TO APPROVE THIS ITEM, I NEED MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BROADER SAFETY PLAN FOR THE DISTRICT AND DISTRICT IN GENERAL.

AT THIS TIME, I DON'T BELIEVE I HAVE ALL THE INFORMATION I NEED.

OUR CAMPUS PERIMETERS AND EXTERIOR DOORS NEED TO BE FULLY FUNCTIONING AS

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INTENDED BEFORE SPENDING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ON WEAPONS FOR SOME CAMPUSES.

WE ARE HISD AND WE CAN DO THAT QUICKLY.

IN THE LESSON LEARNED YOU HELD, YOU HEARD THAT THE COMMUNITY DISCUSS THE INEQUITIES BETWEEN SCHOOLS.

THIS VOTE, THIS ITEM CLEARLY CREATES INEQUITIES BETWEEN SCHOOLS.

SOME SCHOOLS WILL RECEIVE RESOURCES AND SOME WILL NOT.

SOME WILL HAVE FUNCTIONING PERIMETERS AND SOME WILL NOT.

TODAY, YOU HEARD FROM THE COMMUNITY THAT THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT HAVING AND PLACING RIFLES AT HISD CAMPUSES.

I UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE THAT THE POLICE PLACE PLAYS IN OUR COMMUNITY IN TERMS OF SAFETY, AND I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE ARE ALSO OTHER AVENUES TO PROVIDE SCHOOL SAFETY THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE POLICE FORCE.

I DON'T THINK THAT WE HAVE EXPLORED ALL OPTIONS AT THIS POINT.

SAFETY IS ESSENTIAL FOR HISD.

TRUSTEE DEIGAARD.

CAN I HAVE A PUBLIC ON RECORD COMMITMENT FROM THE ADMINISTRATION AS TO WHEN YOU'RE GOING TO DO A COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP, A PUBLIC COMPREHENSIVE WORKSHOP WITH THE BOARD TO AND IT WILL ADDRESS ALL OF THE CONCERNS THAT THE PUBLIC CAME FORWARD WITH TONIGHT.

COMPLETELY, COMPLETELY OPEN TO IT, AND I'LL DEFER TO PRESIDENT CRUZ IN REFERENCE TO GETTING THAT SET UP.

CAN WE HAVE A COMMITMENT ON BY WHEN THAT WILL HAPPEN? I'D LIKE THEM TO HAVE THEIR.

ALL OF THE INFORMATION THAT THEY'LL BE GETTING FROM THAT'S FAIR.

SO I WOULD SAY PROBABLY OCTOBER AT THE WE'LL BE WE'LL BE PREPARED WHENEVER WHENEVER THE BOARD IS READY TO ROLL.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE BLUEFORD DANIEL'S.

I HAD A BANQUET TO GO TO THIS EVENING AT CASHMERE AN ATHLETIC BANQUET, AND I HOPE THAT I APOLOGIZE FOR THEM FOR NOT MAKING IT, BECAUSE I KNOW HOW CRUCIAL THIS IS.

I SEE THE EMOTIONS ON THIS DAIS, BUT THERE ARE NO EMOTIONS LIKE LOOKING AT YOUR CHILD IN A CASKET, AND I KNOW THAT THIS MAY NOT NECESSARILY PREVENT IT, BUT I KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LOOK INTO A CASKET AT YOUR CHILD.

IT MAY SEEM INSIGNIFICANT TO SOME OF YOU ALL, AND PERHAPS IT TAKES SOMEBODY TO TALK ABOUT 15 BODIES.

EITHER WAY, I KNOW WHAT IT'S LIKE TO LOOK AT YOUR CHILD, AND I JUST REPEATEDLY STATED, Y'ALL MIGHT BE TIRED OF ME HERE AND I DON'T CARE.

THE EMOTION COMES WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT LOOKING AT YOUR CHILD IN A CASKET AND THE PARENTS THAT COULDN'T EVEN SHOW THEIR CHILDREN BECAUSE THEY HAD TO HAVE CLOSED CASKET.

IF THE CHIEF WILL HAVE ENOUGH AMMUNITION TO SLOW DOWN SOMEONE COMING IN TO A LOCK, WE CAN HAVE THE LOCKS, WE CAN HAVE THE FENCES.

THEY CAN CUT THE FENCES IF THE RIFLES WILL SLOW SOMEONE DOWN TO ALLOW SOMEONE TO COME IN AND RESCUE CHILDREN, I'M ALL FOR IT.

TRUSTEES PLEASE VOTE.

WE ARE VOTING ON THE ACTUAL AGENDA ITEM PROJECT 2206 1335 COOPERATIVE POLICE, SECURITY EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND RELATED ITEMS. 6 FOR 3 AGAINST 0 ABSTENTIONS.

MOTION PASSES.

MAY I HAVE A MOTION ON PROJECT 2206 1401 COOPERATIVE POLICE UNIFORMS AND ACCESSORIES.

DO I HAVE A SECOND? [INAUDIBLE] WE HAVE A MOTION BY TRUSTEE BLUEFORD DANIELS AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE GUIDRY.

ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS FROM MY COLLEAGUES? PLEASE VOTE.

6 FOR 3 AGAINST 0 ABSTENTIONS.

MOTION PASSES.

MAY I HAVE A MOTION ON PROJECT 2307 0555 CO-OPERATIVE TECHNOLOGY SAFETY MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES.

SO MOVED BAKER [INAUDIBLE].

WE HAVE A MOTION BY TRUSTEE BAKER AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE BLUFORD DANIELS, PLEASE VOTE.

CAN YOU REPEAT THAT? OH, SORRY.

PROJECT NUMBER 2307 0555 COOPERATIVE TECHNOLOGY SAFETY MANAGEMENT SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES.

THANK YOU.

8 FOR 1 AGAINST 0 ABSTENTIONS.

MOTION PASSES.

MAY I HAVE A MOTION ON PROJECT 214 10 RFP BODY WORN CAMERAS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT

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SOFTWARE.

SECOND BAKER, THE MOTION BY TRUSTEE BLUFORD DANIELS AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE BAKER.

PLEASE VOTE.

8 FOR 1 AGAINST 0 ABSTENTIONS.

MOTION PASSES.

LOSING MY PLACE HERE.

MAY I HAVE A MOTION ON PROJECT 2103 0101 COOPERATIVE POLICE TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES.

A MOTION BY TRUSTEE BLUFORD DANIELS AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ.

PLEASE VOTE.

6 FOR 3 AGAINST 0 ABSTENTIONS.

MOTION PASSES.

MAY I HAVE A MOTION ON PROJECT 2110 1602 COOPERATIVE TWO WAY RADIO SYSTEMS FOR THE HOUSTON INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICE DEPARTMENT.

I HAVE A MOTION BY TRUSTEE BAKER AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE BLUFORD DANIELS.

PLEASE VOTE.

8 FOR 1 AGAINST 0 ABSTENTION MOTION PASSES.

WE ARE NOW READY TO CONSIDER THE BALANCE OF TODAY'S AGENDA.

DO I HAVE A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE BALANCE OF TODAY'S AGENDA BY CONSENSUS? SECOND HERNANDEZ.

WE HAVE A MOTION BY TRUSTEE SANTOS AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ.

PLEASE VOTE.

9 FOR 0 AGAINST 0 ABSTENTIONS.

WE ARE NOW READY TO CONSIDER ITEMS DISCUSSED IN EXECUTIVE I'M SORRY, EXECUTIVE SESSION.

ARE THERE ANY MOTIONS? I MAKE A MOTION, I MOVE THAT THE BOARD AUTHORIZE THE DISTRICT TO SETTLE THE MATTER OF ADRIANA SANCHEZ INDIVIDUALLY AS [INAUDIBLE] MINOR AND A MINOR VERSUS HOUSTON ISD IN THE 80TH JUDICIAL DISTRICT OF HARRIS COUNTY, TEXAS, CAUSE 202 1-09834 ON THE TERMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION EFFECTIVE AUGUST 12TH, 2022, I MOVE THAT THE BOARD AUTHORIZED THIS [INAUDIBLE].

WE DO HAVE A SECOND? I HAVE A MOTION BY TRUSTEE WADE AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE BLUEFORD DANIELS.

PLEASE VOTE.

8 FOR 1 AGAINST 0 ABSTENTIONS.

OKAY.

C TWO I MOVE THE BOARD AUTHORIZED THE DISTRICT TO SETTLE THE MATTER OF MADELINE O, B AND F, CHRIS AND ROBERT O V HOUSTON ISD TEA DOCKET NUMBER 263 SE 522 ON THE TERMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION EFFECTIVE AUGUST 12TH, 2022.

SECOND GUIDRY.

I HAVE A MOTION BY TRUSTEE WADE AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE.

GUIDRY PLEASE VOTE.

9 FOR 0 AGAINST 0 ABSTENTIONS.

C TWO J.

[CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ON MATTERS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED OR EXECUTIVE SESSION]

I MOVE THAT THE BOARD AUTHORIZE THE DISTRICT TO SETTLE THE MATTER OF KATHERINE V H BNF, PETER, PETER AND VICTORIA V H V VERSUS HOUSTON ISD TEA DOCKET NUMBER 082 DM 0622 ON THE TERMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION EFFECTIVE AUGUST 12TH, 2022.

SECOND GUIDRY.

MOTION BY TRUSTEE WADE AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE GUIDRY.

PLEASE VOTE.

9 FOR 0 AGAINST 0 ABSTENTIONS .

I MOVE THAT THE BOARD APPROVE THE AMENDMENT TO THE MEDIATION AGREEMENT REGARDING ISAAC P.

MCKINLEY P VERSUS HOUSTON ISD BEFORE THE TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY TEA DOCKET NUMBER 209 SE 0420 ON THE TERMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION EFFECTIVE AUGUST 12TH, 2022.

SECOND GUIDRY.

I HAVE A MOTION BY TRUSTEE WADE AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE GUIDRY PLEASE VOTE.

9 FOR 0 AGAINST 0 ABSTENTIONS.

I MOVE THAT THE BOARD APPROVE THE FINDINGS OF NO GOOD CAUSE FOR EDUCATORS TO RESIGN OR ABANDON EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS WITHOUT DISTRICT CONSENT UNDER SECTION 21.05 C 21.060 SORRY 20 1160 C OR 21210 C OF THE TEXAS EDUCATION CODE AS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION AND AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT OR HIS DESIGNEE TO SUBMIT A WRITTEN COMPLAINT TO THE SBC TO IMPOSE SANCTIONS AS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SECTION SESSION.

EFFECTIVE AUGUST 12TH, 2022.

SECOND GUIDRY.

WE HAVE A MOTION BY TRUSTEE WADE AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE GUIDRY PLEASE VOTE.

[INAUDIBLE] 8 FOR 1 AGAINST 0 ABSTENTIONS.

I MOVE THAT THE BOARD APPROVE THE BALANCE OF THE CLOSED SESSION PERSONNEL AGENDA INCLUDING SPECIFICALLY THE BOARD APPROVED PROPOSED TERMINATIONS OF CONTINUING OF CONTINUING TERM AND PROBATIONARY CONTRACTS, APPROVE END OF TERM TERMINATIONS OF PROBATIONARY CONTRACTS THAT THE BOARD APPROVED, PROPOSED NON RENEWALS OF TERM CONTRACTS THAT THE BOARD APPROVE, ISSUANCE OF FOURTH YEAR PROBATIONARY CONTRACTS, AND THAT THE BOARD AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT OR HIS DESIGNEE TO PROVIDE NOTICE OF THE SAME THAT THE BOARD APPROVES SEPARATION AND RELEASE AGREEMENTS, THAT THE BOARD APPROVED WITHDRAWALS OF CONTRACT RECOMMENDATIONS, AND THAT THE BOARD APPROVE ISSUANCE OF FINAL ORDERS ON CONTRACT TERMINATIONS AND NON RENEWALS AS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION EFFECTIVE AUGUST 12TH, 2022.

SECOND GUIDRY.

WE HAVE A MOTION BY TRUSTEE WADE A SECOND BY TRUSTEE GUIDRY PLEASE VOTE.

9 FOR 0 AGAINST 0 ABSTENTIONS.

I MOVE THAT THE BOARD APPROVE ISSUANCE OF THE ONE YEAR NON CERTIFIED ADMINISTRATIVE PERFORMANCE CONTRACT FOR THE 2022 2023 SCHOOL YEAR TO THE CHIEF AUDIT EXECUTIVE ON THE TERMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION EFFECTIVE AUGUST 12TH, 2022.

SECOND GUIDRY.

I HAVE A MOTION BY TRUSTEE WADE AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE GUIDRY.

PLEASE VOTE.

[INAUDIBLE] 9 FOR 0 AGAINST 0 ABSTENTIONS [INAUDIBLE].

TRUSTEE WADE, THAT'S IT? YES, THAT'S IT.

THANK YOU.

DO I HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES OF THE REGULAR BOARD MEETING HELD ON JUNE 9TH, 2022 [INAUDIBLE].

I HAVE A MOTION BY TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE BAKER, PLEASE VOTE.

9 FOR 0 AGAINST 0 ABSTENTIONS.

MR. SUPERINTENDENT, DO YOU HAVE ANY REPORTS FOR US AT THIS TIME?

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MADAM MADAM PRESIDENT, GIVEN THETHE LATE HOUR, WHAT I WILL DO IS PROVIDE MY UPDATE FOR YOU ALL ELECTRONICALLY AND THE SUPERINTENDENT'S UPDATE, AND IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS BEYOND ON THAT, WOULD BE GLAD TO CONNECT WITH YOU ALL TO ANSWER THOSE QUESTIONS.

OKAY, GREAT, AND SINCE YOU WERE GOING TO SHARE IT PUBLICLY, I ALSO WOULD ASK IF THAT CAN BE POSTED.

ABSOLUTELY.

APPRECIATE THAT, AND WE ARE NOW READY TO HEAR REPORTS AND COMMENTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS.

PLEASE LIMIT YOUR TIME TO ONE MINUTE PER TRUSTEE.

ANY PREFERENCE ON DIRECTION.

[INAUDIBLE] THANK YOU, EVERYONE, FOR BEING HERE.

THANK YOU, DR.

PAUL, FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU PROVIDED US WITH THIS EVENING.

I WANT TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT WE ARE AN EDUCATION AGENCY AND WE SHOULD BE EDUCATING OUR STUDENTS, AND THAT'S WHERE OUR FUNDS SHOULD BE GOING.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, EVERYONE THAT CAME OUT.

WE'LL SEE YOU NEXT MEETING.

I WANT TO THANK CHIEF PAUL.

YOU ARE A THOUGHTFUL AND INSPIRING LEADER, AND I AM VERY GRATEFUL THAT YOU ARE HERE IN OUR DISTRICT, AND THANK YOU, EVERYBODY ELSE WHO COMES AND SUPPORTS OUR STUDENTS EVERY DAY.

AND EVERYBODY HAVE A GREAT FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL AND A GREAT SCHOOL YEAR.

[CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL OF MINUTES FROM JUNE 9, 2022]

FIRST.

THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE AND SITTING, STAYING UP LATE.

THANK YOU FOR YOU KNOW, WE HAVE ALL HAVE STRONG OPINIONS AND WE APPRECIATE THAT.

WE HAVE TO RESPECT THAT.

WE ALL DO HAVE STRONG OPINIONS.

APOLOGIES TO THE KASHMERE HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL TEAM OF 1975 THAT WAS HAVING A BANQUET RIGHT NOW THAT I MISSED THAT BANQUET TO REMAIN HERE FOR THIS IMPORTANT VOTE.

SO HOPEFULLY THEY'RE PERFECTLY THEY UNDERSTAND I WAS TEXTING THEM TO LET THEM KNOW THAT I WAS STUCK.

SO THANK YOU TO MR. STEPTOE, WHO INVITED ME, MR.

[REPORTS FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT]

WALKER, WHO WHO WAS THE RAM IN THE BUSH AND FIELDING, BUT THIS WAS SO CRUCIAL, SO, SO IMPORTANT THAT I REMAIN HERE.

NOT TO SAY THAT WASN'T, BUT IT WAS IMPORTANT TO REMAIN HERE AND BE A PART OF THIS VOTE.

YOU KNOW, THERE'S NOT A WHOLE LOT WE CAN PLAN FOR WITH INSTANCES LIKE THIS.

WE DON'T WANT TO PLAN FOR IT, BUT WE HAVE TO BE PROACTIVE, AND I SAY CONTINUOUSLY, WE WANT OUR CHILDREN AND OUR TEACHERS TO LEAVE OUR HOMES OR THEIR HOMES GOING TO SCHOOL AND COMING HOME, ANYTHING IN BETWEEN, WE'LL TAKE CARE OF IT, BUT WE WANT THEM TO GO AND COME SAFELY.

SO THANK YOU.

HAPPY.

HAVE A GOOD SCHOOL YEAR.

BE SAFE.

I WANTED TO TAKE THIS TIME TO WISH A VERY HAPPY START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR TO EVERYONE, TO THE SAM HOUSTON FEEDER PATTERN.

WE'VE LOST A PILLAR OF OUR COMMUNITY.

MY FORMER SOCCER COACH, MY COLLEAGUE, A PILLAR OF THE NORTHSIDE, COACH TONY LARA,

[TRUSTEE REPORTS AND COMMENTS]

HE SERVED FOR OVER 20 YEARS IN THE DISTRICT.

HE WAS THE HEAD FOOTBALL COACH, SOCCER COACH, GOLF COACH, MATH TEACHER, FRIEND, MENTOR, PASTOR TO MANY, MANY GENERATIONS OF FELLOW TIGERS.

SO MY HEART GOES OUT TO DR.

LARA AND THE SAM HOUSTON FEEDER PATTERN, AND JUST WANT TO ECHO MY COLLEAGUE'S SENTIMENTS.

MY HEART AND MY MIND WILL ALWAYS TREASURE OUR CHILDREN IN OUR COMMUNITY, AND WE SHOULD PUT OUR MONEY WHERE OUR VALUES ARE, AND THAT'S EDUCATING OUR CHILDREN.

THANK YOU.

CHILDREN LEARN BETTER WHEN THEY FEEL SAFE, AND ONE OF OUR OBLIGATIONS AS A SCHOOL DISTRICT IS TO MAKE SURE OUR CHILDREN ARE SAFE.

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE CONVERSATIONS THAT WE HAD TONIGHT, FOR ALL OF THE INFORMATION THAT WAS PROVIDED TO THE BOARD TO HELP US MAKE THIS DECISION.

HAPPY FIRST BEGINNING OF SCHOOL, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO A PROSPEROUS SCHOOL YEAR FOR ALL OF OUR CAMPUSES.

GOOD NIGHT.

HERE WE GO.

DON'T WANT TO REQUEST TO TALK, BUT ANYWAY, THANK YOU FOR EVERYONE.

THANK YOU FOR THE ADMINISTRATION AND THE STAFF AND ALL THOSE WHO COME OUT TO JOIN US, AND THE BEST TO A NEW, PROSPEROUS SCHOOL YEAR.

WE HAVE AN AMAZING TEAM THAT WORKS VERY MUCH BEHIND THE SCENES, OUR BOARD SERVICES, AND JUST WANT TO THANK MS. MONIQUE [INAUDIBLE], WHO IS GOING TO BE LEAVING.

REALLY, REALLY GRATEFUL.

I DON'T THINK SHE'S HERE, BUT.

OH, YES.

JUST WANT TO THANK ACTUALLY I'LL JUST GO AHEAD AND FINISH, BUT I HAVEN'T

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FORGOTTEN.

YOU WANT TO THANK HER FOR HER YEARS OF SERVICE AND WISH HER ALL THE BEST IN HER FUTURE ENDEAVORS.

LOOKING FORWARD, SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE TO BE ABLE TO SCHEDULE THE WORKSHOP FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY FOR THE BOARD AND THE PUBLIC SO THAT WE CAN BETTER UNDERSTAND OUR LONG TERM STRATEGY.

I PERSONALLY BELIEVE THAT SCHOOLS ARE NOT MEANT TO BE FIRST RESPONDERS, BUT RECOGNIZE THAT WE ARE IN A VERY DIFFERENT TIME THAT WE'RE LIVING IN, SADLY.

[SPANISH] YEAH, I'M NOT DONE.

[SPANISH] AND HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL TO TEACHERS, STAFF AND ESPECIALLY OUR STUDENTS.

TRUSTEE ALLEN, I DIDN'T FORGET YOU.

YES, YOU DID.

SOMEBODY HAD TO COME REMIND YOU.

I WANT TO SAY HAPPY NEW SCHOOL YEAR.

HOPE YOU HAD AN AWESOME SUMMER BREAK, AND IF I CAN WALK, I'LL SEE YOU AT THE SUMMER GRADUATION AND ALL THE BACK TO SCHOOL BASHES.

HAVE A GOOD ONE, AND WELL WISHES TO YOU.

TRUSTEE ALLEN [SPANISH].

WE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU AT OUR NEXT REGULAR BOARD MEETING ON SEPTEMBER 8TH, 2022.

AGENDA REVIEW FOR THAT MEETING WILL BE HELD ON SEPTEMBER 1ST, 2022.

THERE BEING NO FURTHER BUSINESS, THIS MEETING IS OFFICIALLY ADJOURNED AT 9:32 P.M..

BUENAS NOCHES.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.