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BUENOS DIAS.

GOOD MORNING

[CALL TO ORDER]

THIS MEETING IS NOW CONVENED.

THE TIME IS 9 A.M..

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT IN THE BOARD AUDITORIUM ARE TRUSTEE ALAN, TRUSTEE WADE, TRUSTEE SANTOS, TRUSTEE CRUZ, TRUSTEE DEIGAARD, TRUSTEE BAKER, AND TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ AND BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT VIA ZOOM ARE TRUSTEE GUIDRY.

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

AND TRUSTEES, COLLEAGUES IF THERE ARE NO OBJECTIONS, I WOULD LIKE TO PULL ITEM K 46 FROM THE AGENDA AND ASK THE ADMINISTRATION TO BRING IT BACK WITH THE TASB UPDATES AT A FUTURE DATE.

MADAM MADAM CHAIR, I MOVED TO POSTPONE THE ITEM K 46 FOR THE LATER DATE.

SECOND. HERNANDEZ.

I HAVE A MOTION THAT I WAS LIKE, OKAY, THERE'S A MOTION BY TRUSTEE WADE AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE.

HERNANDEZ. IS THERE A PARTICULAR TIME FRAME? CAN I JUST POSTPONE INDEFINITELY OR UNTIL FUTURE DATE? DO YOU WANT TO POSTPONE?.. FOR A FUTURE DATE? YEAH, I KNOW THAT THE INDEFINITELY. SECOND HERNANDEZ? YES. I READ THAT.

YES. PLEASE VOTE.

OK, GO AHEAD OR GET IN THE QUEUE OR GO AHEAD.

LEGAL. THAT MEANS IF SOMEONE WANTS TO BRING IT BACK AT A FUTURE DATE OR IF THE BOARD.

THANK YOU. AND THE ADMINISTRATION DOES NEED TO ADD THE TASB UPDATES SO WE CAN BE IN COMPLIANCE.

SO PLEASE VOTE.

SORRY. WE'RE TRYING TO REACH TRUSTEE GUIDRY.

SHE'S HAVING AUDIO PROBLEMS, SO THAT'S WHY WE'RE WAITING.

YOU CAN HEAR US NOW. OKAY, GREAT.

ALL RIGHT. 840 AGAINST ZERO ABSTENTIONS.

AND IF THERE ARE NO OBJECTIONS, I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO ALLOW THE SPEAKERS WHO SIGNED UP FOR THAT ITEM TO BE ABLE TO SPEAK.

OUR FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS IS TO HEAR FROM SPEAKERS TO SPECIFIC AGENDA ITEMS.

[SPEAKERS TO AGENDA ITEMS]

WE HAVE 47 SPEAKERS WHO SHALL BE LIMITED TO ONE MINUTE EACH PER BOARD POLICY DUE TO THE LARGE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE REGISTERED.

PLEASE SPEAK TO THE AGENDA ITEM YOU HAVE SIGNED 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 AND OUR STUDENTS ARE WATCHING.

ADDITIONALLY, DISRUPTIONS OF THE MEETING WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

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

SPEAKERS WILL GENERALLY BE GIVEN TWO REMINDERS OF OUR PUBLIC COMMENT RULES IF THE SPEAKER CONTINUES TO VIOLATE THE RULES.

AFTER THESE REMINDERS, THE SPEAKER WILL BE ASKED TO LEAVE THE MEETING.

OUR FIRST ITEM HELD FOR REGISTERED SPEAKERS IS.

PLEASE EXCUSE THE OVERSIGHT.

I'D LIKE TO RECOGNIZE REPRESENTATIVE ALMA ALLEN, WHO IS IN THE AUDIENCE.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US TODAY.

OUR FIRST ITEM HELD FOR REGISTERED SPEAKERS IS K-1 APPROVAL OF PROPOSED REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY BBB LOCAL BOARD MEMBERS ELECTIONS FIRST READING. OUR SPEAKERS ARE IN THE AUDITORIUM.

WE ASK THAT YOU PLEASE SPEAK DIRECTLY INTO THE MICROPHONE.

THE CLOCK ON THE WALL TO YOUR RIGHT AND ON THE PODIUM WILL COUNT DOWN YOUR TIME AND WILL SIGNAL WHEN YOUR TIME IS UP.

WILL GARY MUNROE PLEASE COME TO THE PODIUM.

MR. MONROE'S ALSO REGISTERED TO ITEMS K TWO AND K 46.

MR. MONROE WILL BE FOLLOWED BY ERICA ALBERT, WHO IS ALSO REGISTERED TO K TWO AND K 46.

ERIKA ALBERT.

OUR NEXT ITEM HELD FOR REGISTERED SPEAKERS IS K 26 APPROVAL OF PROPOSED REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY, DEC LOCAL COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS LEAVES AND ABSENCES FIRST READING.

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WILL MICHELLE WILLIAMS, PLEASE COME TO THE PODIUM.

THIS SPEAKER IS ALSO REGISTERED TO ITEM K 46.

SHE'S NOT HERE EITHER. OKAY.

OUR NEXT ITEM FOR REGISTERED SPEAKERS IS K 46 APPROVAL OF PROPOSED REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY ELA, LOCAL CAMPUS OR PROGRAM CHARTERS PARTNERSHIP CHARTERS FIRST READING. WE ARE WELCOMING A FEW CURRENT AND FORMER ELECTED OFFICIALS WHO ARE JOINING US VIA ZOOM TONIGHT REGARDING K 46, I'D LIKE TO RECOGNIZE THAT WE'VE BEEN JOINED BY TRUSTEE BLUEFORD-DANIELS.

WE WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE HARRIS COUNTY COMMISSIONER RODNEY ELLIS, ALONG WITH FORMER BOARD MEMBER AND HOUSTON CITY COUNCILWOMAN CAROLE MIMS GALLOWAY IF THEY WERE HERE AND OUR FORMER COLLEAGUE ON THE BOARD ANN SUNG, WE ARE HONORED THAT YOU ARE ALL JOINING US.

WE RESPECTFULLY GIVE YOU EACH OF YOU 2 MINUTES TO SPEAK THIS EVENING.

FOR ALL ZOOM SPEAKERS, PLEASE REMEMBER THAT WE MUST SEE YOU LIVE WITH YOUR CAMERA ON AS YOU SPEAK.

IF YOU'RE 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 SPEAKING.

MS. TRINH PLEASE ADMIT THE HONORABLE RODNEY ELLIS, FOLLOWED BY CAROL MIMS GALLOWAY, ANN SUNG AND OUR OTHER ZOOM SPEAKERS ON K 46.

MADAM PRESIDENT, COMMISSIONER ELLIS AND MS. GALLOWAY HAVE NOT JOINED YET, BUT MS. SUNG IS ON.

MS. SUNG PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA.

TURN ON YOUR MIC, AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

MISS SUNG, PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA.

TURN ON YOUR MIC AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

GOOD MORNING HONORED TRUSTEES, SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE.

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK FOR THIS ITEM.

I WANT TO COMPLIMENT THE SPORT ON THE WORK THAT YOU'VE BEEN DOING SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR.

REBUILDING TRUST WITH THE HOUSTON COMMUNITY.

YOUR STEP TODAY, TAKING A STEP BACK FROM ITEM K 46 IS ANOTHER TRUST BUILDING MOMENT.

THIS IS NOT THE RIGHT TIME TO CONSIDER THIS ITEM WITHOUT COMMUNITY INPUT, WITHOUT A BOARD COMMITTEE PROCESS, AND WITHOUT THE SUPERINTENDENT HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO WEIGH IN ON THE OPERATIONAL IMPLICATIONS OF THIS.

SO I THANK YOU FOR POSTPONING THIS ITEM.

I WANT TO URGE YOU, IF YOU CONSIDER THIS FURTHER, TO LOOK INTO THE FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF THIS.

CURRENTLY, HISD CHARTERS PROVIDE ONLY 5% OF THE STUDENT FUNDING TO THE DISTRICT AND CONVERTING REGULAR SIZED SCHOOLS INTO CHARTER SCHOOLS THEY WOULD ONLY CONTRIBUTE 5% TO THE DISTRICT COULD CREATE A FINANCIAL CRISIS FOR NON CHARTER SCHOOLS AND I URGE YOU TO CAREFULLY CONSIDER THE FINANCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF THIS BEFORE WE CREATE A SITUATION WHERE THE DISTRICT LOSES MORE AND MORE MONEY AND REGULAR SCHOOLS HAVE TO CUT THEIR PAY.

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.

HAVE A GOOD DAY.

DANIEL SANTOS, PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA.

TURN ON YOUR MIC, AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

THANK YOU, GOOD MORNING.

MY NAME IS DANIEL SANTOS, EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE HOUSTON FEDERATION OF TEACHERS.

FIRSTLY, THANK YOU FOR PULLING ITEM K 46 FROM THE AGENDA AS IT IS WRITTEN TODAY.

HFT REJECTS THIS POLICY.

IT'S DISHONEST, IT'S DECEPTION, IT'S UNDEMOCRATIC.

WE KNOW THAT THIS POLICY WOULD ONLY INCENTIVIZE CHARTER OPERATORS TO TARGET AND DISENFRANCHISE COMMUNITIES OF COLOR.

IT'S HAPPENED BEFORE.

IT OPENS THE DOORS FOR CHARTER OPERATORS TO SWOOP DOWN LIKE VULTURES INTO COMMUNITIES OF COLOR AND BALKANIZE OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

WE NEED TO EMPOWER THE COMMUNITY.

WE NEED TO LISTEN FROM ALL STAKEHOLDERS.

SO THANK YOU FOR PULLING THE ITEM K 46 AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO ANOTHER TRUST BUILDING MOMENT.

THANK YOU.

CINDY CHAPMAN.

CINDY CHAPMAN, YOU ARE NOW ON.

PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA.

TURN ON YOUR MIC AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

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YES. MY NAME IS CINDY CHAPMAN.

I LIVE IN DISTRICT NINE IN THE WESTBURY COMMUNITY.

I HAVE THREE COMMENTS.

ONE, I URGE THE BOARD TO SEEK MORE COMMUNITY INPUT TO CAREFULLY CONSIDER UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES WHICH COULD RESULT FROM THE POLICY. AND THREE DON'T ALLOW A DESIRE FOR ADDITIONAL STUDENT FUNDING TO SUPERSEDE APPROPRIATE OVERSIGHT OF THE PROCESS BY THE HISD BOARD AND SUPERINTENDENT, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

MARIA BENSON, PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA.

TURN ON YOUR MIC, AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

MARIA BENSON, PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA.

TURN ON YOUR MIC, AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

OKAY. HELLO.

MY NAME IS MARIA BENSON, AND I'M AN HISD GRADUATE PARENT AND TEACHER.

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL FOR THE B-PLUS [INAUDIBLE] HI.

MY NAME IS MARIA BENSON, AND I'M AN HISD SCHOOL GRADUATE PARENT AND TEACHER.

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU ALL FOR THE B-PLUS TEA RATING.

I AM CONCERNED TODAY BECAUSE OF THE ITEM K 46.

THAT IS A POLICY VOCALLY WEIGHTED IN FAVOR OF THE CHARTERS, THE POLICY .. I AM, HELLO. OH.

HELLO. I'M HERE.

PLEASE CONTINUE, WE CAN HEAR YOU.

OH, OKAY. THANK YOU. SO SORRY.

OKAY. POLICY INDICATE IF A CHARTER APPLICATION IS SUFFICIENT, THE SUPERINTENDENT MUST IMMEDIATELY GRANT A CONTRACT.

AND IF THE APPLICATION IS INSUFFICIENT, THE CHARTER GETS THE OPPORTUNITY TO CORRECT IT.

AND IF IT'S STILL INSUFFICIENT, THEN THE DISTRICT MUST OFFER A PETITION PROCESS FOR PARENTS TO OVERRIDE THAT DECISION, AFTER WHICH THE DISTRICT MUST CONTRACT WITH UNQUALIFIED OPERATORS. THAT'S A LOT OF MUST, AND THAT SEEMS HEAVILY WEIGHTED TOWARDS CHARTER SCHOOLS.

FURTHERMORE, THE POLICY STATES THAT THE DISTRICT IS REQUIRED TO PROVIDE FACILITIES AT NO COST TO THE CHARTER.

NO COST.

MOREOVER, THE BOARD RECOGNIZES THE CHARTER AS INDEPENDENT AND AUTONOMOUS IN THE DISTRICT.

REALLY NO OVERSIGHT.

AND TO ENSURE THE FAILING OR DISAPPOINTING CHARTERS ARE SUCCESSFUL, THE POLICY PROPOSES A LONG PROCESS FOR PLACING A CHARTER ON PROBATION, REQUIRING THE DISTRICT TO HELP THE CHARTER TAKE CORRECTIVE ACTION.

THAT MEANS NO PUBLIC HEARINGS OR GRANTS TO GRANT A CHARTER, BUT PLENTY TO REVOKE ONE AGAIN ITEM K36 IS HEAVILY WEIGHTED TOWARDS CHARTERS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR PULLING THIS ITEM FROM YOUR AGENDA TODAY AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

ANN, EXCUSE ME.

ANN EAGLETON.

ANN EAGLETON, YOU ARE ON.

PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA, YOUR MIC, AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

ANN EAGLETON, YOU MAY BEGIN.

GOOD MORNING.

THANK YOU FOR PULLING ITEM K 46.

I'D LIKE TO USE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO REQUEST THAT YOU REINSTATE THE BOARD POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE.

THIS POLICY THAT WAS BROUGHT FORTH SHOWS THAT THERE IS A REAL NEED TO HAVE BOARD MEMBERS HAVE A REVIEW COMMITTEE TO VET THIS BEFORE YOU BRING IT OUT TO THE PUBLIC.

THIS POLICY IS NOT READY FOR PRIME TIME AND IT NEEDS A LOT OF WORK AND IT NEEDS A LOT OF COMMUNITY INPUT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

RUTH HOFFMAN LACHE, YOU ARE ON.

PLEASE BEGIN.

GOOD MORNING. I WANT TO THANK THE BOARD FOR THE TIME.

AND MY PRIMARY CONCERN IS SIMPLY THAT THE IF YOU LOOK AT PAGE

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FIVE OUT OF 15 FOR THE ITEM OR 182 ON THE PACKET, THE REQUIREMENT THAT THE SUPERINTENDENT NOT AUTOMATICALLY APPROVE A SUGGESTION FROM A RECOMMENDATION FROM A COMMITTEE.

TO ME, THIS AMONG OTHER ELEMENTS OF THIS PROPOSAL, THEY UNDERMINE TRUST BETWEEN THE BOARD AND THE SUPERINTENDENT.

HAVING BEEN A BOARD PRESIDENT BEFORE, I CAN ATTEST TO HOW I CAN IMAGINE AT LEAST HOW I WOULD FEEL IF I WERE FORCED TO AGREE TO SOMETHING THAT WOULD THEN REQUIRE MY OVERSIGHT AND MY INVOLVEMENT TO MONITOR, TO MAINTAIN STANDARDS AND WITHOUT HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY TO WEIGH IN, SO I THANK YOU FOR REMOVING THIS FROM THE AGENDA AND TAKING IT FOR FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

DR. PAMELA [INAUDIBLE].

DR. PAMELA [INAUDIBLE].

YOU ARE NOW ON. PLEASE BEGIN.

OH, I'M SORRY.

WHOOPS. HOLD ON.

THERE IT IS. OKAY.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND CLEARLY THAT K 46, WHAT IT IS AS IT IS A MOVE TO RETURN TO SEPARATE BUT EQUAL.

YOU WANT TO INCENTIVIZE CHARTERS TO TAKE OVER MY COMMUNITY AND I TRULY AM APPRECIATIVE OF YOU REMOVING THAT RAPER OF OVER MY COMMUNITY.

THE BOARD HAS SPENT A LOT OF TIME OVER THE LAST THREE DECADES TAKING EVERY PROGRAM OUT OF MY COMMUNITY.

AND THIS WOULD ENTAIL, YOU KNOW, YOU GET SCHOOLS LIKE BELLAIRE WHO HAVE HAD, YOU KNOW, DON'T LIKE THE MEASURES THAT WERE TAKEN BECAUSE OF THEIR RACIST ATTITUDES.

AND SO THEY CAN JUST BECOME A CHARTER BECAUSE THEY DON'T LIKE WHAT WAS DONE.

SO YOU NEED TO REALLY THINK ABOUT WHAT THIS MEANS AS WELL AS THE NUMBER OF PROBLEMS THAT YOU ALREADY HAVE IN TERMS OF MANAGING.

THANK YOU. DEBORAH DODDS.

DEBORAH DODDS, PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA.

TURN ON YOUR MIC AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

DEBORAH DODDS, WE CAN SEE AND HEAR YOU.

PLEASE BEGIN. YES, THANK YOU.

CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, MA'AM.

PLEASE BEGIN. OKAY.

THANK YOU. MY NAME IS DEBORAH DODDS.

I AM A GRANDMOTHER OF A STUDENT AND A HOUSTON RESIDENT AND TAXPAYER.

I HAVE A DOCTORATE IN EDUCATION AND MANY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE.

I HAVE STUDIED THE EFFECTIVENESS OF CHARTER SCHOOLS FOR MANY DECADES.

I'M OPPOSED TO THIS POLICY CHANGE BEING OFFERED FOR SEVERAL REASONS.

WE NEED TO SUPPORT OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

CHARTER SCHOOLS ARE NOT HELD ACCOUNTABLE, AS ARE OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

THIS IS DANGEROUS.

THERE IS NO DATA DRIVEN, FACT BASED, INDEPENDENT EVIDENCE THAT PROVES SCHOOLS ARE SUPERIOR TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

WE MUST NEVER TURN OVER OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO CORPORATE ORGANIZATIONS THAT MEASURE SUCCESS BY THEIR OWN GAINS.

THE CHANGES TO THIS POLICY SEEM TO.

CHARTER SCHOOL MOVEMENT ACTIVISTS.

THE CHANGE TO THIS POLICY PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CHARTER TAKEOVERS THAT FAIL.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME IS UP.

THANK YOU. I HOPE YOU CHANGE.

CONSIDER THIS. TONI MIDDLETON LEWIS.

TONI MIDDLETON LEWIS, PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA, YOUR MIC, AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

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OH, I HAVE TO TURN ON THE CAMERA? YES. I DIDN'T TURN ON THE CAMERA, BUT OKAY. GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE.

I AM JUST I'M COMING ON BOARD JUST TO SAY THAT I AM NOT IN FAVOR OF THE PROPOSAL TO ALLOW HISD SCHOOLS TO BECOME CHANGED TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.

RIGHT. I'M TELLING YOU, YOU'RE FINE.

CAN I COME OFF THE CAMERA NOW, PLEASE? CORETTA MALLETT.

CORETTA MALLETT, PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA, YOUR MIC, AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

CORETTA MALLET, PLEASE TURN ON YOUR MIC.

WE CANNOT HEAR YOU YET.

WE CAN SEE YOU.

NO MA"AM, WE CAN SEE YOU HERE.

READ YOUR LIPS, BUT WE CANNOT HEAR YOU.

COME ON.

WE STILL CANNOT HEAR YOU.

HELLO. CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? YES, MA'AM. GO AHEAD AND BEGIN.

OKAY. THANK YOU.

I AM CORETTA MALLET FONTENOT, AND I AM SPEAKING IN OPPOSITION TO ITEM K46.

THANK YOU TRUSTEE BLUEFORD-DANIELS.

I WANT TO SAY I AM PLEASED THAT YOU ALL HAVE PULLED THIS ITEM, BUT I'M ALSO CONCERNED BECAUSE I HEAR THAT YOU WANT TO GO BACK AND REVISE IT AND TRY TO BRING IT BACK. THIS ITEM EXPLICITLY TAKES AWAY THE DULY ELECTED BOARD'S AUTHORITY AND RESPONSIBILITY OF OVERSIGHT OF SCHOOLS, BOTH ACADEMICALLY AND FINANCIALLY. IT ALSO HAS THE POTENTIAL FOR EDUCATIONAL HARM TO AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS, AFRICAN AMERICAN MALES IN PARTICULAR.

THIS POLICY IS DELIBERATELY DECEPTIVE AND HAS NOT BEEN PROPERLY VETTED BY THE COMMUNITY.

TRUSTEES, PLEASE DO NOT ENGAGE IN HARMFUL ACTS AGAINST OUR STUDENTS AND STAFF AND OUR COMMUNITY.

YOU ALL HAVE BEEN ELECTED TO REPRESENT US.

LET US HAVE OUR VOICE.

I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH THE BOARD AND SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE AS WE CONTINUE MOVING FORWARD ON THIS ISSUE.

THANK YOU.

MIKEY FIELDS.

MIKEY FIELDS, YOU ARE ON.

PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

MICKEY FIELDS, PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA.

TURN ON YOUR MIC, AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

[INAUDIBLE] OKAY. ALL RIGHT. I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL THE TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS AND PARENTS AND TO THE BOARD.

AND I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY THAT I, I, I COMPLETELY DISAGREE WITH THE K 46 PROPOSAL, AND FOR THE MAIN REASON IS THAT IT TIES THE SUPERINTENDENT HANDS BEHIND HIS BACK AND THEN IT PUNISH HIM IF HE'S NOT ABLE TO RAISE THEM.

AND ALSO, I FOUND AN [INAUDIBLE] ARTICLE FROM THE WASHINGTON POST BY VALERIE STRAUS, AND IT TALKED ABOUT THE CHARTER SCHOOL AND THE STATE TAKEOVER OF LOUISIANA, ESPECIALLY IN NEW ORLEANS AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA, AND HOW PROPONENTS OF CHARTER SCHOOLS TRIED TO USE IT AS A CASE STUDY FOR WHY CHARTER SCHOOLS ARE A GREAT OPTION.

BUT WHEN READING THIS ARTICLE, THEY POINTED OUT THAT THE MAIN REASON FOR THE SUCCESS IN NEW ORLEANS AFTER KATRINA WAS THE FACT THAT THEY INCREASED FUNDING.

AND SO I WOULD I WOULD LIKE SUGGEST TO THE BOARD THAT THEY INCREASED FUNDING INSTEAD OF TRYING TO TIE THE SUPERINTENDENT..

THANK YOU YOUR TIME IS UP.

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LENORA FIELDS.

LENORA FIELDS, PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA.

TURN ON YOUR MIC AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

LENORA FIELDS, YOU ARE ON. PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA, YOUR MIC, AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

COURTNEY REVELS, PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA, YOUR MIC, AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

COURTNEY REVELS PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

CAN Y'ALL SEE ME, CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES. PLEASE BEGIN.

I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANKS FOR REMOVING THE AGENDA ITEM K 46.

I BELIEVE THAT THE ITEM WOULD TAKE AWAY THE PARENT VOICE GIVEN TO US BY THE TEXAS CODE OF EDUCATION AS WELL AS ALLOW FOR MORE CHARTER SCHOOLS TO COME IN AND TAKE OVER MY NEIGHBORHOOD.

FOR A PARENT OF THE HISTORIC NORTH FOREST AND A STUDENT, THIS WILL BE THE SECOND TIME THAT WE ELECTED SOMEONE TO PROTECT OUR INTERESTS.

AND THEY FAILED TO TAKE THE STEPS NEEDED TO PROVIDE THE CONSTITUENTS, TAXPAYERS AND STUDENTS A QUALITY EDUCATION AND A VOICE.

THE KIPP LEGACY CAMPUS OVER HERE BY MESA IS A C CAMPUS, SO IT'S ALREADY PERFORMING LOWER THAN OUR B RATED CAMPUS.

SO I OPPOSE THE K 46 AND I OPPOSE TO BRINGING IT BACK UP.

WE DON'T NEED A CHARTER.

WE DON'T NEED A CHARTER SCHOOLS DOWN.

THANK YOU.

WALTER FOODY, PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA.

TURN ON YOUR MIC, AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

WALT, YOU MAY BEGIN.

HI. I'M DR. WALT FOODY.

LISTEN, WE'VE ELECTED YOU TO USE OUR TAX MONEY.

DR. WALT, PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA.

WE NEED TO SEE YOU AND HEAR YOU.

BUT WE CAN HEAR YOU, BUT WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO SEE YOU.

IS THAT ON NOW? YES, SIR, PLEASE CONTINUE.

I'M DR. WALT FOODY.

WE'VE ELECTED YOU TO USE OUR TAX MONEY TO SELECT AND MANAGE A TEAM.

THAT WILL OPERATE EFFECTIVE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

WE EXPECT YOU TO SELECT THE MOST EFFECTIVE, SUCCESSFUL EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND INNOVATIONS DEVELOPED AROUND THE COUNTRY BY PUBLIC OR PRIVATE SCHOOLS AND THEN MANAGE THEM IN OUR HOUSTON PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

IF YOU FEEL THAT YOU ARE NOT CAPABLE OF DOING THAT, THEN RATHER THAN ABDICATING YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO UNELECTED OWNERS OF CHARTER SCHOOLS, IT WOULD BE BETTER IF YOU JUST RESIGNED AND ALLOWED NEW ELECTED LEADERS TO DO THE JOB.

SO FAR, AS A GROUP, YOU ARE DOING A GOOD JOB, AS IS DOCUMENTED BY HISD'S B-PLUS RATINGS.

PLEASE DON'T GIVE UP NOW.

BEN PETERS.

BEN PETERS, PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA.

TURN ON YOUR MIC AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

BEN PETERS, YOU HAVE JOINED THE MEETING.

PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA.

TURN ON YOUR MIC AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

GOOD MORNING, BOARD MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS BEN PETERS.

I'M A RESIDENT HERE IN HISD.

I WAS CALLING ABOUT THE PROPOSED CHANGES IN K 46.

THIS IS A REALLY MAJOR CHANGE IN POLICY AND THE FACT THAT WE'RE FAST TRACKING SOMETHING THAT COULD RESULT

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IN US PRETTY MUCH CHANGING MOST OF THE DISTRICT OF CHARTER SCHOOLS IN A VERY FAST PERIOD OF TIME IS JUST INCOMPREHENSIBLE. THIS SHOULD HAVE GONE THROUGH THE LEGISLATIVE WORKING GROUP AND THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN DEBATED IN A SUBSTANTIAL WAY.

WE DON'T THE WAY THAT CHARTER SCHOOLS.

WE DON'T HAVE ANY, WE DON'T HAVE THE KIND OF RESOURCE WHEN CHARTER SCHOOLS ARE UNDERPERFORMING THAT WE HAVE WITH THE WITH WITH OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND THE WAY CHARTER SCHOOLS ARE.

. THANK YOU, YOUR TIME IS UP.

SISTER MAMA SONIA, SISTER MAMA SONIA, YOU HAVE JOINED THE MEETING.

PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA, YOUR MIC, AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

SISTER MAMA SONIA, PLEASE MUTE ANY DEVICE THAT YOU ARE USING SO WE CAN HEAR YOU AND TURN ON YOUR CAMERA AND YOU MAY BEGIN. AM I ON? YES PLEASE BEGIN ASANTE SHANA, THANKS FOR PULLING K46.

YES, MA'AM. YOU'RE GETTING FEEDBACK.

SO MUTE, WHATEVER YOU HAVE IN THE BACKGROUND SO YOU DON'T GET THAT FEEDBACK AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

ASANTE SHANA, THANKS FOR PULLING K46.

IF IT WILL GO FORWARD, IT TAKES CONTROL OF OUR SCHOOL FROM OUR COMMUNITY.

SCHOLARS LIKE BELLAIRE OR STUDENTS CAN CONTINUE TO..

OKAY, MY CAMERA IS ON.

HELLO, HELLO YES, PLEASE CONTINUE.

THANKS FOR PULLING K46.

IF IT WILL GO FORWARD AND TAKE CONTROL OF OUR SCHOOLS FROM THE COMMUNITY, SCHOOLS LIKE BELLAIRE CAN CONTINUE TO OPERATE AND ALLOW ITS STUDENTS, PARENTS AND ADMINISTRATION TO OPERATE. IT'S RACIST.

ALL RIGHT, I KEEP CUTTING EVERYTHING OFF.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON.

SISTER MAMA SONIA, YOU HAVE A TEN SECOND DELAY.

JUST KEEP GOING.

WE CAN HEAR YOU. JUST KEEP GOING.

THERE'S A DELAY ON YOUR END, BUT JUST KEEP GOING.

WE CAN HEAR YOU. YES.

OKAY, ASANTE SHUNA, THANKS FOR PULLING IT.

I DON'T ALLOW, IF IT GOES FORWARD, SCHOOLS LIKE BELLAIRE CAN PULL OUT AND ALLOW ITS COMMUNITY AND SCHOLARS TO [INAUDIBLE] RACISM MANNER.

WE NEED PUBLIC EDUCATION NOT HI CHARTER SCHOOL DISTRICT.

ITS POLICY WILL ADVERSELY AFFECT BLACK AND BROWN SCHOLARS.

LET'S GO BACK. LET'S NOT GO BACK TO PRE BROWN V BOARD OF EDUCATION OR PRE [INAUDIBLE] HISD.

WE NEED YOU TO PAY ATTENTION TO OUR NEEDS.

PAY ATTENTION TO OUR NEEDS.

THANK YOU. YOUR TIME IS UP.

I HOPE YOU REALLY LOVE US, I HOPE YOU REALLY CARE ABOUT US.

MELISSA MARTINEZ, PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA.

TURN ON YOUR MIC AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

HELLO. MELISSA MARTINEZ, PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

OKAY. THANK YOU.

ONE MOMENT.

OKAY. HI.

CAN Y'ALL HEAR AND SEE ME? YES. PLEASE BEGIN.

OKAY. HI, MY NAME IS MELISSA MARTINEZ OK.

YES, HI. MY NAME IS MELISSA MARTINEZ AND I AM BORN AND RAISED HERE IN HOUSTON AND I'VE ALSO BEEN RAISED IN HISD MYSELF FROM K THROUGH 12 AND I'M CURRENTLY ALSO A STAFFER AND MY CONCERN IS WITH ITEM K 46 ABOUT YOU KNOW CHARTER SCHOOLS IN HISD BE TAKEN OVER BY I MEAN BY

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CHARTER PRIVATE SCHOOLS AND AS SOON AS NEXT YEAR.

AND I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT THIS IS NOT THE ROUTE FOR EMPOWERMENT AND STABILITY FOR OUR CHILDREN, OUR FAMILIES, AND ALSO FOR STAFF AND TEACHERS, INCLUDING LIKE THOSE LIKE MYSELF AND FOR OUR DEMOCRACY.

AND THAT THIS [INAUDIBLE] ELIMINATES ON ELECTED BOARD MEMBERS A 32 VOTE ON THESE OUTCOMES.

AND I WANT TO ALSO HIGHLIGHT HOW THE RESPONSIBILITY ROLE IS SHOULD BE ON THE PROFESSIONAL JUDGMENT TO BE BEST IMPROVED WHILE ALSO IMPLEMENTING OUR AFFECTED LOVED ONES AND OUR WORK ENVIRONMENT IN THESE PROCESS TO BEST IMPROVE.

THANK YOU. YOUR TIME IS UP AND YOU SHOULD.

OKAY. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU. YEN WIN RABE.

YEN WIN RABE, PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA, YOUR MIC, AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

YEN WIN RABE, PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA.

YOUR MIC, AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

GOOD MORNING. CAN YOU HEAR ME? YES, MA'AM. PLEASE BEGIN.

GOOD MORNING. MY NAME IS YEN ROBBE.

I'M A PROUD GRADUATE OF HISD AND CURRENTLY A TEACHER AT CHAVEZ HIGH SCHOOL.

THANK YOU FOR TABLING THE AGENDA ITEM K 46.

I'M VERY THANKFUL YOU DON'T HAVE TO LOOK FURTHER THAN NEW ORLEANS TO SEE WHAT HAPPENED IF CHARTER SCHOOLS ARE ALLOWED TO MARKET TO PARENTS.

LOUISIANA SENATOR JOE BOWIE RECENTLY WROTE OUR ALL CHARTER SCHOOLS SYSTEM EXPERIMENT HAS NOT ONLY FAILED BUT RECENTLY AUDITED AUDIT FINDINGS CONFIRM IT IS ALSO COMPLETELY FLAWED.

INSTEAD, WE SHOULD IMPROVE OUR SCHOOLS THROUGH BETTER POLICIES LIKE STARTING SCHOOL LATER FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.

7:30 IS TOO EARLY.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

VIRGINIA ENJALE.

VIRGINIA ENJALE, PLEASE TURN ON YOUR CAMERA, YOUR MIC, AND YOU MAY BEGIN.

OK. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK.

I'M HERE TO SPEAK ON ITEM 46 AND JUST WANTED TO EXPRESS MY SUPPORT FOR THE ITEM.

I'VE READ THE LANGUAGE AND IT SEEMS LIKE THE MAJOR POLICY CHANGE THAT SOME PEOPLE ARE OPPOSING TOOK PLACE PREVIOUSLY AND THAT THIS IS JUST BRINGING IT IN LINE WITH LEGISLATIVE CHANGES AND IS ACTUALLY GOING TO GIVE.

AND MORE CONTROL OVER NEW COMMUNITY SCHOOLS.

AND SO I'M FRANKLY PERPLEXED BY ALL THE OPPOSITION THAT I'VE RECEIVED EMAILS FROM.

AND I'M JUST HERE TO EXPRESS MY SUPPORT AND HOPE THAT THE BOARD WILL APPROVE THE PROPOSED CHANGE.

THANK YOU. MADAM PRESIDENT, THOSE ARE ALL THE SPEAKERS FOR THIS ITEM.

THANK YOU, MS. TRINH.

NEXT, WE WILL HEAR FROM OUR SPEAKERS WHO ARE REGISTERED TO ADDRESS THE BOARD IN THE BOARD AUDITORIUM REGARDING K 46.

BISHOP DIXON.

PRESIDENT, SUPERINTENDENT TO THE BOARD.

GOOD MORNING TO EACH OF YOU.

I AM JAMES DIXON, PASTOR OF THE COMMUNITY OF FAITH CHURCH, PRESIDENT OF THE HOUSTON CHAPTER OF THE NAACP AND CHAIR OF SOCIAL JUSTICE FOR THE HOUSTON METROPOLITAN BAPTIST MINISTERS CONFERENCE.

GOOD TO SEE YOU, PASTOR.

I AM HERE, FIRST OF ALL, TO SAY CONGRATULATIONS TO WHEATLEY HIGH SCHOOL.

AND MY MOTHER IS A WHEATLEY GRAD.

AND SO I'M HONORED TO CELEBRATE THE SUCCESS AT WHEATLEY HIGH SCHOOL WILDCATS.

SECONDLY, TO SAY I'M URGING THE BOARD TO DO THE RIGHT THING ON BEHALF OF STUDENT SCHOOLS AND OUR COMMUNITIES TO VOTE DOWN THIS ITEM 46.

THIS IS AN ACTION THAT'S NOT ONLY UNNECESSARY, BUT IT CERTAINLY JEOPARDIZES THE QUALITY OF EDUCATION FOR ALL STUDENTS, ALL SCHOOLS ACROSS OUR COMMUNITY. AS THE PREVIOUS SPEAKER JUST SAID, WHEN WE TURN SCHOOLS OVER.

JACKIE WHITE ANDERSON.

I'M SORRY IF I MISPRONOUNCE IT.

MICHELLE BLACKWELL.

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GOOD MORNING. TODAY, I'M NOT GOING TO BE LIKE MICHELLE OBAMA.

WHEN THEY GO HIGH OR LOW, I GO HIGH.

I'M GOING LOW.

DID Y'ALL SEE THE PAPER YESTERDAY? THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU INVITE GREED, THEFT, FRAUD AND CORRUPTION, A.K.A.

CHARTERS, INTO SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

WE DON'T NEED ANY MORE OF THAT IN HISTORY.

WE'VE HAD ENOUGH.

WE'RE SICK OF IT.

WE WANT OUR SCHOOLS MANAGED BY THE PEOPLE WE HAVE DULY ELECTED TO RUN THEM.

WE CAN'T KICK OUT THE ONES WE DON'T WANT AND TRY TO EDUCATE THE ONES WE DO.

THIS SOMEBODY STANDS SOMETHING TO GAIN FROM THIS.

AND I'VE HEARD THE STORIES PAINTED.

THEY ARE WEAK AT BEST.

SOMEBODY IS GAINING SOMETHING.

WE DON'T KNOW WHO IT IS, BUT SURELY WE WILL TRY TO FIND OUT.

THIS IS RIDICULOUS.

WE WANT OUR SCHOOLS.

WE DON'T WANT ANY MORE THIS NONSENSE IN HISD.

STOP IT, WHY IS IT EVEN STILL UP FOR DISCUSSION? MICHELLE BLACKWELL.

ALEX VEGAS. SAM SMITH.

ALEX VEGAS.

GOOD MORNING. MY NAME IS ALEX VEGAS.

GOOD MORNING. MY NAME IS ALEX VEGAS.

I'M A PARENT OF TWO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS THEY CURRENTLY ATTEND.

WELL, WE JUST GOT THEM ENROLLED IN MEYERLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL.

THEY WERE ATTENDING GARDEN OAKS, WHICH I BELIEVE WAS YOURS ELIZABETH.

BUT NOW I'M UNDER SUE.

I LIVE IN THE AREA.

WHAT I CAME HERE TO DO IS THANK YOU ALL FOR PULLING K 46 FROM THE AGENDA.

I WILL SAY THAT THE 30 YEAR EXPERIMENT OF CHARTERS IN OUR COUNTRY HAS HAD MIXED RESULTS.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'VE SEEN IS A HIGHER RATE OF FAILURE OF CHARTERS IN THEIR RESPECTIVE COMMUNITIES THAN THE RATE OF SUCCESS.

AND THAT'S YOU KNOW, I DON'T HAVE THE RIGHT DOCUMENTATION HERE TO SHOW THAT, BUT IT IS SOMETHING THAT'S BEEN STUDIED.

AND WE DO KNOW ABOUT THE EXPERIMENT OF FREE MARKET PRINCIPLES IN PUBLIC EDUCATION, WHICH IS A PUBLIC GOOD AND IT'S A NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUE THAT WE MAINTAIN HIGH QUALITY PUBLIC EDUCATION.

THAT IS SOMETHING THAT IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT AND TO.

THANK YOU.

SAM SMITH, SARAH TURRELL, LARRY MACKENZIE.

GOOD MORNING BOARD MEMBERS, SUPERINTENDENT.

TODAY, I STAND BEFORE YOU NOT TO SUPPORT THE CHARTER SCHOOL POLICY.

YOU WAS AT WHEATLEY YESTERDAY.

YOU SAW WHAT HAPPENED.

SO WHY WOULD YOU PUT THIS ITEM ON THE AGENDA? YOU SEE WHAT HAPPENED WITH IT CAME OUT.

CASHMAN CAME OUT.

I'M NOT A FAN OF CHARTER SCHOOL.

I BELIEVE I'M A PART OF A PUBLIC EDUCATION BECAUSE I WENT TO CASHMAN HIGH SCHOOL, SO I KNOW WHAT CAN HAPPEN.

SO I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH MONEY YOU GET OFF YOUR CAMPAIGN FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS AND YOUTUBE, BUT THIS IS GOING TO STOP.

I'M HERE TO SUPPORT PUBLIC EDUCATION, NOT CHARTER SCHOOL.

YOU KNOW, YOU CAN SEE [INAUDIBLE] HOUSE BILL 1842 DOES.

[INAUDIBLE] LIE, I SUPPORT PUBLIC EDUCATION.

SARA TERRELL.

LARRY MACKENZIE.

TRAVIS MCGEE.

THIS IS A MASSIVE GIVEAWAY OF PUBLIC TAXPAYER ASSETS.

EVERY SINGLE SCHOOL, ESPECIALLY THOSE WITH SMALLER POPULATIONS WHERE 60% IS A SMALLER NUMBER, WILL BE PERPETUALLY ON OFFER.

THE OFFER CAN NEVER BE REVOKED.

THINK OF BLACK AND BROWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, YES, BUT ALSO BRAND NEW STARSHIP CAMPUSES LIKE HSPVA, DEBAKEY AND BAKER MONTESSORI.

NEW CHARTER SCHOOLS CURRENTLY MUST FIND A SUITABLE BUILDING AND BRING IT UP TO CODE.

ADVERTISE FOR STUDENTS AND HIRE TEACHERS.

THESE ARE ECONOMIC BARRIERS THAT MANY LEAP OVER ANYWAY, BUT HISD WOULD GIVE THEM ALL THAT.

FREE A SCHOOL IN A BOX? NO, A GIFT WRAP BOX, INCLUDING THE CONFIDENTIAL RECORDS OF ALL OUR STUDENTS.

THIS IS A GIFT TO THE CHARTER INDUSTRY, TO BETSY DEVOS AND ALICE WALTON.

THEIR ONLY COST WOULD BE MARKETING TO ONE SMALL SET OF PARENTS AT A TIME.

ALL THE DEVELOPMENT COSTS ARE PAID BY US, THE TAXPAYERS PROTECT OUR ASSETS AND.

LARRY MACKENZIE, TRAVIS MCGEE, CHARLES BERMAN.

NO CHARTER SCHOOLS, NO PARTNERSHIPS, NO CLOSURES.

THERE WASN'T A PROBLEM UNTIL THEY'RE THE PRINCIPAL AT BELLAIRE IN MY EYES, UNTIL THE PRINCIPAL AT BELLAIRE WAS REMOVED AND THE COACHES WERE REMOVED, AND THE SAME PEOPLE THAT INTRODUCED THIS, THEY WERE NOT TO BE FOUND WHEN WHEATLEY WAS ABOUT TO BE CLOSED BECAUSE I WAS THERE. THE SAME PEOPLE THAT ARE SUPPORTING IT NOW WERE NOT DRUG OUT THAT DAY, APRIL 25TH, 2018.

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SO THE THING IS, IS WHAT I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT THE PRINCIPAL HAS BEEN REMOVED, THE COACHES HAVE BEEN REMOVED, THE PLAYERS HAVE NOT BEEN CONSEQUENCE OR DISCIPLINE, AND THEY NEED TO BE.

BUT THE THING IS, YOU CAN'T JUST COME UP AND DECIDE THAT, HEY, MY COMMUNITY DOESN'T LIKE IT, SO IT'S TIME FOR US TO TAKE OUR BALL AND GO . TAKE OFF THE SHIRT. TRAVIS MCGEE, CHARLES BERMAN, CORINA QUEZADA.

NO PARTNERSHIP.

NO CLOSURE. NO CHARTER SCHOOLS.

WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO REPEAT THIS EVERY YEAR.

LIKE LARRY SAID, IF YOU ALL DON'T KNOW THE HISTORY, YOU DON'T KNOW WHY IT'S NOT NO TRUST.

WE CAN'T TRUST IF IT'S THERE.

THERE'S NOT ANY TRUST.

EVERYBODY IS WORKING AGAINST US.

BAD LEGISLATION AND EVERYTHING ELSE.

IT AFFECTS US.

I'M THAT PARENT THAT HAD TO RELOCATE HIS KIDS THREE TIMES IN THE SAME CORRUPT SCHOOL DISTRICT.

TWO OF THOSE SCHOOLS TURN IT TO CHARTER SCHOOLS.

ONE OF THAT SCHOOL, THAT SAME SCHOOL THAT WE WERE TRYING TO HAND OUT TEN SCHOOLS OVER TO FOUR YEARS AGO, GO LOOK AT THEM NOW.

THEY LOOK LIKE HAUNTED HOUSES.

THEY CLOSED DOWN. IT WAS DEPENDENT ON OUR TAX DOLLARS TO KEEP THOSE SCHOOLS OPEN.

WE NEED JOHN TO FOCUS ON HISD.

MY TAX BILLS SAY HISD, NOT HISD AND FRIENDS, WE NEED TO WORRY ABOUT HISD.

ONCE WE WORRY ABOUT HISD, THEN THEY WILL ADVANCE TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

BUT WE NEED EVERYBODY TO WAKE UP AND DO WHAT'S BEST FOR OUR KIDS, NOT WHAT'S BEST FOR YOU.

WE DON'T NEED NO MORE HIDDEN AGENDAS HERE.

IF YOU DON'T LIKE YOUR JOB, QUIT YOUR JOB.

THANK YOU, CHARLES BERMAN.

CORINA QUEZADA? [INAUDIBLE] INGRAM.

THANK YOU. MY NAME IS TOM BIERMAN.

I'M A GRADUATE OF HISD PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND TEXAS HIGHER PUBLIC EDUCATION.

THANK YOU FOR PULLING THIS ITEM FROM THE AGENDA.

I WATCHED ONE OF THE TOWN HALL MEETINGS, I THINK, LAST NIGHT, AND IT BECAME ABUNDANTLY CLEAR HOW MISUNDERSTOOD THIS PROVISION IS.

THE EXISTING PROCESS UNDER THE LOCAL POLICY IS PREFERABLE TO THIS NEW POLICY IN THAT THE BOARD AND ITS SUPERINTENDENT ARE INVOLVED THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS OF APPROVAL INSTEAD OF BEING TAKEN OUT INITIALLY AND LOST.

THAT'S WHY I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE GOVERN OUR THESE CHARTER SCHOOLS IF WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THEM, AND NOT LOSE THAT ABILITY OF OUR BOARD AND OUR SUPERINTENDENT TO GOVERN THIS PROCESS.

BUT THANK YOU FOR TAKING THIS OFF THE AGENDA SO THAT WE CAN.

KARINA QUEZADA.

[INAUDIBLE] INGRAM, SABAH BLANDING.

THE MECHANISM TO CHARTER OFF SCHOOLS ALREADY EXISTS THROUGH SB 1882.

I SHOULD KNOW I WAS HERE APRIL 24TH, 2018, FIGHTING THE PRIVATIZATION OF OUR SCHOOLS AND THEN BOARD PRESIDENT SIC THE POLICE ON US.

SHE'S CURRENTLY FACING JAIL TIME FOR SOME OF HER OTHER SHADY DEALINGS.

MIGHT I SUGGEST THAT YOU FOCUS ON LISTENING TO YOUR CONSTITUENTS.

PRIOR TO COVID, YOU WERE INVITED SEVERAL TIMES BY THE PTO PRESIDENT OF SHERMAN WHEN THE PTO WAS BANNED FROM THE SCHOOL.

THE DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAM WAS REMOVED AND MULTIPLE TEACHERS REMOVED MIDYEAR FOR NO REASON.

I NAIVELY SUGGESTED THIS TO THIS WOMAN TO REACH OUT TO YOU.

YOU NEVER SHOWED UP AND [INAUDIBLE] GAVE THE SCHOOL GOLD STAR EVEN THOUGH IT NO LONGER HAD A PTO.

THERE ARE MANY ISSUES AT SCHOOLS WITH PRINCIPALS NOT FOLLOWING FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS AND LOCAL POLICY.

BUT INSTEAD YOU ALL CHOOSE TO SPEND TONS OF MONEY ON LAWYERS TO FIGHT PARENTS INSTEAD OF ENFORCING YOUR OWN POLICIES, YOUR CONSTITUENTS.

AND BY CONSTITUENTS, I DON'T MEAN TFA VOTED FOR YOU IN HOPES OF CHANGE, NOT FOR YOU TO TRY TO SLIDE DISASTROUS POLICY BEHIND THEIR BACKS.

IF YOU HAVE TO TRY. [INAUDIBLE] INGRAM, SABAH BLANDING, JACQUELINE SIMMONS HALEY.

I CAN BEGIN NOW. SORRY ABOUT MY VOICE.

GOOD MORNING, SCHOOL BOARD. MY NAME IS NOEL [INAUDIBLE] INGRAM.

I'M A 2020 GRADUATE OF HISD.

I'M JUST HERE TODAY TO JUST KIND OF TALK ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE WITH CHARTERS.

SORRY. CAN YOU LEAN INTO THE MIC A LITTLE MORE SO WE CAN MAKE SURE TO HEAR YOU? THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT. SO I JUST CAME IN TO TALK ABOUT MY EXPERIENCE WITH CHARTER SCHOOLS AND WHY I'M AGAINST THIS [INAUDIBLE] I STARTED IN, I GRADUATED FROM HISD, BUT IN BETWEEN, IT'S BEEN EIGHT YEARS AT A, WELL, WELL-KNOWN CHARTER SCHOOL DISTRICT.

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AND DURING MY MY EXPERIENCE THERE, IT WAS NOTHING WASN'T COOL.

25, 20 CLASS SIZE, POOR FOOD, NO TRANSPORTATION, AND ESPECIALLY A LACK OF TEACHER QUALITY CONTROL.

WE MADE JOKES ABOUT HOW SOME OF THESE TEACHERS WEREN'T QUALIFIED TO ACTUALLY FIND OUT LATER.

THEY WEREN'T. AND WHEN I TRANSFERRED TO A TO A HIGH SCHOOL FOR MY REST OF MY HIGH SCHOOL, I HAD A SIGNIFICANT IT WAS SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER IMPROVED ON THE PREVIOUS THINGS I MENTIONED, AND I DON'T SAY THIS TO BASH ON MY OLD CHARTER SCHOOL, BUT JUST SIMPLY TO SHOW THAT A SIMPLY A CHARTER SCHOOL WOULD NOT SOLVING YOUR PROBLEMS. YOU HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF SOLVING YOUR PROBLEMS IF YOU JUST WENT.

ASK STUDENTS, TEACHERS, TEACHERS.

SABAH BLANDING, JACQUELINE SIMMONS HALEY, DANIEL SINES, SABAH BLANDING, I'M A SOCIAL WORKER.

I'M PARTNERED WITH AN EDUCATOR OF 16 YEARS AND OUR TWO CHILDREN ATTEND HISD.

I THANK YOU FOR PULLING ITEM K 46 FROM THE AGENDA.

I STAND IN SOLIDARITY WITH THOSE SPEAKING AGAINST ITEM K 46.

PUBLIC EDUCATION MUST REMAIN PUBLIC.

CHARTER SCHOOLS ARE BAD FOR OUR KIDS, BAD FOR OUR TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATION AND SUPPORT STAFF.

BAD FOR THE COMMUNITY AND BAD FOR DEMOCRACY.

JACQUELINE SIMMONS, HALEY DANIELS SAENZ, MINDY WILSON, DANIEL SAENZ, MINDY WILSON, NOELLE STEBBER MCSHERRY.

GOOD MORNING. THE BOARD MEMBERS.

SUPERINTENDENT. HOUSE.

MY NAME IS DANIEL SAENZ. SINCE I'M WITH THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE WITH COUNCIL 16 AND I'M HERE IN SUPPORT OF K 46 WITH THE REVISIONS GIVEN BY THE TSAB.

THIS POLICY ALLOWS THE TRUE COMMUNITY AND PARENT ENGAGEMENT WITH HISD.

LET US CONTINUE TO BREAK DOWN THE IVORY TOWER NOTION THAT HISD HAS BY ALLOWING PARTNERSHIPS TO ARISE.

THIS WILL ALSO HELP TO SUPPORT ONE OF THE BEST PROGRAMS THAT HISD HAS, ITS WRAPAROUND SERVICES.

THIS ALLOWS THOSE AGENTS TO WORK WITH THE COMMUNITY AND THE BUSINESSES THAT ARE READY TO WORK AND SUPPORT OUR SCHOOLS AND OUR STUDENTS.

I AM HOPEFUL THAT THE INITIATIVES LIKE THIS CAN BRING AN HISD MONTESSORI SCHOOL TO THE EAST END OR EVEN HELP EXPAND THE EARLY EDUCATION REACH THAT HISD HAS.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

MINDI WILSON, NOEL STEBBER MCSHERRY, [INAUDIBLE] DE LEON.

K 46 FURTHER GUTS THE HORRID PROCEDURE FOR CHARTER RISING A SCHOOL BY ELIMINATING BOARD INVOLVEMENT.

YOU DID THE RIGHT THING BY POSTPONING IT.

I COUNTED 11 TIMES THAT YOU, THE ELECTED BOARD, WERE STRICKEN FROM THIS POLICY AND OUR DEMOCRATIC INVOLVEMENT WAS REMOVED.

YOU ARE A POLICY MAKING BOARD.

NONE OF YOU WORK TO BE ELECTED, ONLY TO REMOVE YOURSELF FROM THE POLICIES THAT CONTROL WHO RUNS HISD.

THIS WRETCHED POWER GRAB SAYS THAT ALL DECISIONS WOULD GO TO AN UNELECTED REVIEW COMMITTEE.

YOU WON'T BE ALLOWED TO APPOINT COMMITTEE MEMBERS, AND YOU WON'T BE ALLOWED TO INFLUENCE THE COMMUNITY OR THE COMMITTEE AND SUPERINTENDENT AS A CHOICE TO OR WHO TEACHES YOUR CHILDREN. THEY ARE STILL YOUR CHILDREN.

THE DISTRICT SHALL CONTRACT WITH ANY CHARTER THAT MEETS THE CRITERIA, NO MATTER HOW MANY UNREALISTIC STATEMENTS, ESTIMATES OR OUTRIGHT LIES THAT APPLICATION MAY CONTAIN.

YOU ARE THE ELECTED OFFICIALS HERE.

YOU WILL BECOME FIGUREHEADS IF YOU CHOOSE TO FOLLOW THIS POLICY ANY TIME IN THE FUTURE.

IT'S TERRIBLE.

NEVER VOTE FOR IT.

I DON'T CARE HOW MANY TIMES IT COMES UP HERE.

NOEL STEBBER MCSHERRY, CLAUDIA DE LEON, RUTH KRAVITZ.

GOOD MORNING, BOARD MEMBERS.

MY NAME IS NOEL STEBER MCSHERRY.

I LIVE IN THE GREATER HEIGHTS AREA AND I OPPOSE K 46.

THIS POLICY TAKES POWER AWAY FROM ELECTED OFFICIALS AND GIVES IT AWAY IN A ONE TIME DECISION ONCE THE CHARTER IS SET, THE CHARTER COMPANY HAS ALL THE POWER AND NO ACCOUNTABILITY. IF THE CHARTER SCHOOL CHOOSES TO PAY THEIR PRESIDENT MILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND SKIMP ON STUDENT RESOURCES, TAXPAYERS AND PARENTS HAVE NO POWER TO CHANGE THAT DECISION. A PUBLIC SCHOOLS DECISIONS CAN BE CHANGED BY SPEAKING TO THE BOARD MEMBERS AND THROUGH ELECTIONS IF NECESSARY.

THERE IS NO SUCH WAY TO CHANGE THE POLICIES OF A CHARTER SCHOOL.

THIS IS A LOSS OF CONTROL FOR PARENTS AND A LOSS OF ACCOUNTABILITY TO TAXPAYERS.

I OPPOSE AGENDA ITEM K 46.

I THANK YOU FOR PULLING IT THIS MORNING AND I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE SURE THAT IT NEVER APPEARS ON THE AGENDA AGAIN.

PLEASE REFRAIN FROM CLAPPING.

WE NEED TO MAINTAIN DECORUM.

CLAUDIA DE LEON, RUTH KRAVITZ.

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CANDICE WEBER. YOU CAN USE YOUR HANDS IF YOU WANT TO SHOW SUPPORT.

THE PROPOSED CHARTER POLICY HAS SERIOUS FLAWS AND IS READY MADE FOR A LAWSUIT.

IT'S WRITTEN LIKE A BILLIONAIRE WRITING THEIR WILL ON A POST-IT.

THE TASB DOES NOT RECOMMEND THIS POLICY.

THE PROPOSAL LACKS SPECIFICITY ON RELATED PARTIES, FINANCIAL OBLIGATIONS, CHARTER APPLICATION DENIALS, ETHICS, PARENTS RIGHTS CONSTRAINTS, CONFLICT OF INTEREST, AND HOW PUA WILL BE ALLOCATED AND SO MUCH MORE.

THE PROPOSAL DOES NOT GUARANTEE THAT THE EXTRA DOLLARS WILL BE SPENT ON STUDENTS.

THE FIRST AUDIT OF SCHOOL FINANCES WOULD ONLY BE AVAILABLE TO THE BOARD 515 DAYS AFTER THE PARTNERSHIP OPENS.

AND THAT IS A LONG TIME TO WAIT TO FIND OUT IF THE CHARTER IS USING THE PEOPLE'S MONEY IMPROPERLY.

THE PROPOSAL REQUIRES ONLY BASIC INFORMATION FROM A CHARTER SCHOOL WITHOUT AN IN-DEPTH REVIEW.

REVIEWING AN APPLICATION AT THE STATE LEVEL CAN TAKE 40 TO 100 HOURS, EVEN FOR AN EXPERIENCED RESEARCHER.

THERE IS NO REQUIREMENT.

THANK YOU, RUTH KRAVITZ.

CANDICE WEBER.

FOR CHILDREN.

WHAT IS THE LESSON WE SHOULD LEARN FROM THIS? LET'S END THE UNPRODUCTIVE PRACTICE OF REPLACING TEACHERS YEAR AFTER YEAR IN BLACK, BROWN AND BLACK COMMUNITIES IN A MISGUIDED ATTEMPT TO CHASE STAR SCORES AND RATINGS, WHETHER IT'S CALLED APOLLO, ACHIEVE 180 OR CHARTER PARTNERSHIPS, WE MUST STOP THIS.

THE PROPOSAL IS ALSO UNNECESSARY.

HOUSTON ALREADY HAS THE ABILITY TO ENTER INTO THESE SB 1882 PARTIAL PARTNERSHIPS.

WHILE I DO NOT SUPPORT THIS POLICY, AT LEAST UNDER EXISTING POLICY, THE BOARD VOTES IN A PUBLIC MEETING.

THIS IS NOT ABOUT PARENT RIGHTS.

ONLY ONE SET OF PARENTS WOULD HAVE THE ABILITY TO VOTE ON A CHARTER APPLICATION UNDER THIS POLICY, LEAVING THE PARENTS WHO COME AFTER THEM FOR UP TO TEN YEARS TO HAVE NO VOICE IN THIS DECISION. HOW WILL HISD EVER PASS A BOND TO REBUILD OUR AGING ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IF OUR SCHOOLS ARE CONTROLLED BY UNACCOUNTABLE PRIVATE? THANK YOU, CANDICE WEBER.

I AM NOT GOING TO THANK YOU FOR PULLING THE ITEM.

YOU SHOULD HAVE NEVER PUT IT THERE IN THE FIRST PLACE.

BUT YOU DID. YOU TRIED IT.

WE SAW YOU AND WERE DONE WITH THIS.

HISD WILL NOT BE A CHARTER DISTRICT.

I DON'T CARE WHO YOU TOOK MONEY FROM.

I DON'T CARE WHAT GAMES YOU'RE PLAYING.

WE ARE PLAYING FOR KEEPS FOR OUR KIDS.

YESTERDAY, TODAY, NEXT TIME YOU TRIED IT.

WE SAW YOU.

GAME ON, JUDITH.

YOU WILL NEVER LET YOUR CHARTER FRIENDS GET THEIR HANDS ON OUR KIDS AND THEIR EDUCATION FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT ARE PRO PUBLIC EDUCATION.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

EVERY SINGLE DAY YOU GET UP AND YOU FIGHT WITH US.

FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT TRY IT, WHERE'S OLD SUE.

THERE YOU ARE.

YOU FLIP THROUGH. NOT AGAIN.

FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT TRY IT, THIS BOARD LOOKS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FOR A REASON.

IT WILL LOOK DIFFERENT AGAIN WITHOUT YOU.

THIS CONCLUDES OUR HEARING.

PLEASE REMAIN REFRAIN FROM CLAPPING.

THIS CONCLUDES OUR HEARING OF REGISTERED SPEAKERS FOR AGENDA ITEMS. WE ARE NOW READY TO CONSIDER THE SUPERINTENDENT'S AGENDA ITEMS.

[CONSENT AGENDA]

FOR THE RECORD, LET IT BE REFLECTED THAT ITEMS K 20, K 46 AND K 48 HAVE BEEN REVISED AS WELL AS THE ATTACHMENT TO K 29.

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, BBFA LOCAL, A CONFLICT OF INTEREST AS ANY CIRCUMSTANCE THAT COULD CAST DOUBT ON A TRUSTEE'S ABILITY TO ACT WITH TOTAL OBJECTIVITY WITH REGARD TO THE DISTRICT'S INTEREST.

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

ALL ACTION ITEMS BEGIN ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

IF TRUSTEES WISH TO HOLD AN ITEM FROM THE CONSENT FOR THIS MEETING, THEY WERE ASKED TO DO SO BY NOTIFYING SYLVIA TRINH BY NOON LAST FRIDAY.

SOME TRUSTEES REQUESTED THAT ALL ITEMS BE HELD FROM CONSENT, SO WE PLAN TO POOL EACH ITEM FOR DISCUSSION.

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

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

IS IN YOUR SHAREPOINT UNDER AUGUST BOARD MEETING DOCUMENTS? I LOST MY PLACE AND IT'S BEEN POSTED ON THE DISTRICT WEBSITE.

COLLEAGUES, IS THERE ANYTHING THAT YOU WANT TO PUT BACK ON CONSENT? MAYBE YOUR QUESTIONS HAVE ALREADY BEEN ANSWERED THROUGH THE Q&A.

WE HAVE 57 POLICIES TO DISCUSS TODAY.

I WILL GO ONE BY ONE TO EACH OF YOU AND YOU CAN INDICATE WHAT YOU WANT BACK ON THE CONSENT AND JUST..

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WHAT THEY WANT OFF THE CONSENT FOR SURE. LIKE IF I WANT TO KEEP 40 STATES, YOU NAME ONE INSTEAD OF NAMING 56.

OKAY. SO THE SUGGESTION IS TO JUST TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT TO KEEP OFF OF CONSENT.

WHICHEVER LIST IS SHORTER.

AND JUST A REMINDER, I'LL ALSO ASK YOU, AFTER WE WE GO THROUGH IN WHAT'S LEFT ON CONSENT, WE CAN DO TWO ROUNDS OF 2 MINUTES, ONE ROUND OF 2 MINUTES OR ONE ROUND OF ONE MINUTE.

IF WE DO ONE ROUND OF ONE MINUTE, IT WILL TAKE US 9 HOURS.

IF EACH TRUSTEE SPEAKS, ONE ROUND OF 2 MINUTES WILL TAKE US MORE THAN 18 HOURS AND SO ON.

AND THAT IS JUST TAKING INTO ACCOUNT TRUSTEE TIME, NOT THE TIME THE ADMINISTRATION ANSWERS.

SO I'LL ASK YOUR PREFERENCE ON THAT AS WELL.

SO LET'S START AT THIS END AND LET ME KNOW WHAT.

I HAVE FOUR ITEMS TO PULL K9, K17, K22 AND K26.

SO THOSE ARE THE ONES YOU WANT TO KEEP OFF OF THE CONSENT RIGHT? CORRECT.

OK.

TRUSTEE BAKER. SO LET ME JUST CLARIFY THIS.

WE'RE GOING TO SHORT VERSION.

SO THAT MEANS IF I PREVIOUSLY ASKED FOR, SAY 20 ITEMS TO BE PULLED AND I REVIEWED THEM AND NOW I'M DOWN TO TWO. YEAH.

TELL ME WHICH TWO YOU WANT TO KEEP OFF THE CONSENT.

SO YES. SO, SO THOSE TWO WILL BE K 26 AND K 38.

THANK YOU. TRUSTEE.

DEIGAARD. I'M GOOD, THANKS.

TRUSTEE BLUEFORD-DANIELS.

I WAS ONE OF THE TRUSTEES THAT PULLED THEM ALL BECAUSE AND PART OF THE REASON WHY I'M PUTTING THIS OUT HERE IS BECAUSE I WAS CONCERNED WITH I KNOW THE VARIOUS DEPARTMENTS THAT REVISE THE PARTICULAR ITEMS. THE ITEMS, AND I WAS CONCERNED WITH THE HEADING WITH EACH DEPARTMENT HEAD BEING ON THERE.

IN OTHER WORDS, IN THE FUTURE, SINCE WE GOING TO DO THEM FOUR TO 5 TO 6 YEARS, THEN I DIDN'T THINK IT WAS NECESSARY TO HAVE, FOR INSTANCE AND I'M NOT PICKING ON YOU, MAX, BUT OFFICE OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, MAXIMAL CHIEF OPERATING ENGAGEMENT OFFICER IN TWO YEARS THAT TITLE MAY CHANGE.

AT THREE YEARS THAT TITLE MAY CHANGE OR THE PERSON IN THE POSITION MAY CHANGE.

SO I THINK THAT IF WE JUST WORK ON THEM INDIVIDUALLY, YOU ALL KNOW THE DEPARTMENT THAT THEY'RE BEING UPDATED FROM AND SO IT'S NO NEED TO HAVE THE NAME ON THERE SPECIFICALLY.

THAT'S THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I PULLED ALL OF THEM.

SO I JUST I WOULD HOPE THAT YOU ALL CONSIDER THAT.

AND I'LL COME BACK AND LET YOU KNOW WHICH ONES GO BACK.

OKAY. I'LL COME BACK.

YEAH, I'LL LET YOU KNOW. THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I PULLED THEM ALL.

SO I'LL COME BACK. THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE SANTOS.

K1, K3, K5 AND K9.

K1, K3, K5 AND K9.

THIS IS WHAT TRUSTEE SANTOS WANTS TO KEEP OFF OF CONSENT.

CORRECT? TRUSTEE GUIDRY.

WHICH ONES DO YOU PREFER TO KEEP OFF? I LIKE TO KEEP OFF K1, K2 AND K26 PLEASE.

CAN YOU REPEAT THOSE ONE MORE TIME? THANK YOU. K1, K2, ACTUALLY K2 IS FINE.

SO K1, K5, K6, 7, 8, 10 AND 26.

GOT IT. TRUSTEE WADE.

K38, 39, 40 AND 41 PLEASE.

TRUSTEE ALLEN.

K3, K5, K24 AND K31.

AND I WANTED TO KEEP OFF K-19, WHICH IT'S NOT LISTED YET.

THAT WAS THE ONE I HAD SUBMITTED AHEAD OF TIME.

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TRUSTEE BLUEFORD-DANIELS.

THANK YOU FOR COMING BACK.

LET ME START AT THE FRONT. K2, K3, K6, K7, K9, K10 AND K26 AND K38.

OKAY. SO I'M COUNTING 20 ITEMS TO STAY OFF CONSENT.

WAS ANYBODY ELSE KEEPING TRACK? THAT'S CORRECT. ISN'T IT? OKAY.

SO FOR THE ITEMS THAT TRUSTEES LISTED, WE WILL GO ONE BY ONE AND THEN THE REMAINING ITEMS WILL GO BACK ON CONSENT UNLESS THERE ARE OBJECTIONS . OK. TAKING OFF CONSENT OR NOBODY READ THEM.

MADAM PRESIDENT. EXCUSE ME.

OVERSIGHT. I HAVE ONE MORE.

OKAY. WHAT WAS IT? K53.

OK.

SO TRUSTEES, WHAT IS YOUR PREFERENCE IN TERMS OF TIME PER ROUND AND HOW MANY ROUNDS TRUSTEES GET? I WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU ALL.

ONE MINUTE, ONE ROUND OF ONE MINUTE.

I'M OKAY WITH THAT, MADAM PRESIDENT.

AND IF ANYBODY NEEDS MORE, THEN WE CAN TAKE THAT FOR A VOTE.

WE CAN GO ONE BY ONE AND THEN MAKE A MOTION IF WE NEED TO EXTEND TIME.

ANY OBJECTIONS TO THAT? I DON'T REALLY HAVE ANY OBJECTIONS, BUT I'D LIKE TO LEAVE IT OPEN.

I DON'T HAVE ANY OBJECTIONS, BUT I'D LIKE TO LEAVE IT OPEN FOR THE TWO ROUNDS OF ONE MINUTE.

AND IF WE DON'T NEED THE SECOND ROUND, LET'S NOT USE THE SECOND ROUND.

OKAY, THAT SOUNDS GOOD.

ALL RIGHT. TRUSTEE WADE.

AGREE. OKAY.

AND THAT WAS WHY YOU WERE IN THE Q TO.

OK. SO.

I TRY TO GO ON MY LIST.

ALL RIGHT. SO LET'S START WITH K ONE OR, YOU KNOW, WHAT ITEMS ARE THE K ONE OF THE ONES THAT WE'RE PULLING FROM CONSENT ARE K1.

YEAH, THE PROBLEM. SO THE ITEMS BEING PULLED FROM CONSENT ARE K1, K2, K3, K5, K6, K7, K8, K9 K10.

K17. SORRY, I DIDN'T WRITE THESE IN ORDER.

THAT'S OKAY. JUST PULL THEM.

OH, THE RED DOTS.

OH, NICE. MAKE THE MOTION.

YOU GOT TO MAKE THE MOTION. SO WE ARE MOVING TO OPEN CONSENT.

OKAY. WELL.

OKAY. OKAY. SO THE ONE STAYING ON OFF OF CONSENT, SORRY.

SO THE ITEM STAYING OFF OF CONSENT ARE K1, K2, K3, K5, K6, K7, K8, K9 K10, K17, K19 K22, K24, K26, K31 K38, K39, K40, K41.

K53. ALL RIGHT, SO LET'S START WITH K1. OUR FIRST ITEM HELD FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA IS ITEM K1, APPROVAL OF PROPOSED REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY BBB LOCAL BOARD MEMBERS ELECTIONS FIRST READING.

MAY I HAVE A MOTION? SO MOVE, SANTOS.

SECOND, HERNANDEZ.

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

ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? TRUSTEE SANTOS.

THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT, SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE.

I WOULD LIKE AN EXPLANATION FOR THE PUBLIC REGARDING K1, SINCE WE ARE REDISTRICTING NOW.

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K1 ACTUALLY REVISES BOARD POLICY TO UPDATE THE DATES FOR BOARD ELECTION AND ELIMINATES THE RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT FOR VOTERS.

THANK YOU. AND THIS QUESTION WOULD BE FOR LEGAL.

WHAT COULD OR COULD WE MOVE FROM A NOVEMBER ELECTION CYCLE TO A MAY ELECTION CYCLE IN THE FUTURE? NOT NECESSARILY THIS YEAR, BUT MOVING FORWARD THAT WAY IT WOULD ELIMINATE THE COST OF HAVING SPECIAL ELECTIONS.

WE CAN PAIR WITH THE CITY AND IT WOULD SOLVE SOME LACK OF ATTENTION TO SCHOOL BOARD RACES.

ELECTIONS FOR NOVEMBER ON ODD NUMBERED YEARS.

FOR FOUR YEAR TERMS ARE ESTABLISHED IN STATE LAW.

THEY'RE ESTABLISHED IN THE BRACKET BILL, SPECIFICALLY GOVERNING HISD ELECTIONS.

IT DOESN'T APPLY TO ANY OTHER DISTRICT.

IT WOULD REQUIRE A CHANGE OF LAW TO MOVE YOUR ELECTIONS.

YOU ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE YOUR ELECTIONS BY LAW RIGHT NOW IN NOVEMBER OF ODD NUMBERED YEARS.

THANK YOU, DAVID. ALL RIGHT.

WELL, I DON'T KNOW WHO WE HAVE TO TALK TO ABOUT THAT, BUT THANKS.

TRUSTEE ALLEN. I WANTED TO MENTION THAT I KNOW I HEARD THE SUPERINTENDENT SAY THAT REMOVES THE 30 DAY REQUIREMENT FOR OUR RESIDENT PEOPLE TO APPLY.

BUT I ALSO WANTED TO SHOW THAT ON THE Q&A, THE REASON THAT IS REMOVED IS BECAUSE THE LAW REQUIRES THAT CANDIDATES BE RESIDENTS OF THE STATE FOR ONE YEAR AND OF THE TERRITORY FROM WHICH THE OFFICE IS ELECTED FOR SIX MONTHS PRIOR TO THE FILING DEADLINE FOR A PLACE ON THE BALLOT.

THE LAW DOES NOT CONTAIN A 30 DAY RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT, AND HISD CANNOT LOCALLY IMPOSE THAT.

THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT.

PLEASE VOTE TRUSTEES.

OH, I'M SORRY.

I DON'T SEE ANYONE ELSE IN THE QUEUE.

MADAM PRESIDENT, I'M IN THE QUEUE.

SO I WAS A TRUSTEE.

GUIDRY. SORRY. OH, I WAS ON THE MIC.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. OKAY.

AND SO I GUESS I NEED MORE EXPLANATION ON THAT BECAUSE IT IS ACTUALLY SAYING I'M LOOKING AT THE POLICY AND IT'S NOT WHO CAN BE ON THE BALLOT.

THIS SPEAKS TO WHO CAN VOTE.

IT HAS A VOTER RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT FOR THE PERSON VOTING, NOT FOR THE PERSON ON THE BALLOT.

SO, MR. SUPERINTENDENT, OR LEGAL, IF YOU CAN EXPLAIN JUST A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THAT, BECAUSE WHY WOULD WE REDUCE THE 30 DAY VOTING REQUIREMENT, RESIDENCE REQUIREMENT TO BE ABLE TO VOTE IN A PARTICULAR RACE? I'LL DEFER TO LEGAL.

MADAM PRESIDENT, REMEMBER, THIS IS YOUR LOCAL POLICY.

THE DISTRICT IS NOT ALLOWED TO ESTABLISH BY LOCAL POLICY ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR VOTERS.

THAT WOULD BE ANY ANY REQUIREMENTS ON VOTERS WOULD BE GOVERNED BY THE ELECTION CODE AND THE GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PEOPLE TO BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE. YOUR REGULAR BOARD COUNSEL, WHO'S USUALLY WITH YOU, MISS LISA MCBRIDE, HAS REVIEWED THIS, AND THAT'S HER RATIONALE FOR AGREEING WITH THIS REMOVAL.

IS ESTABLISHING A DIFFERENT RESIDENCY REQUIREMENT FOR VOTERS.

THIS DOESN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH CANDIDATES IS NOT APPROPRIATE FOR THE BOARD TO DO IN YOUR LOCAL POLICY.

OKAY, THANK YOU SO MUCH DAVID, I APPRECIATE IT.

TRUSTEE BAKER. YES.

MY QUESTION IS, IS THAT IF THIS IS A DELETION OF THAT STATEMENT, HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN ON THERE? AND IS THAT A NEW LAW CHANGE? AND THEN WHY IS IT BEEN REMOVED NOW? JUST WANT SOME CLARITY.

WE CAN RESEARCH THAT QUESTION.

I DON'T KNOW WHEN THIS WAS ADDED TO THE POLICY.

I DON'T KNOW HOW LONG IT'S BEEN IN POLICY.

BUT WE CAN WE CAN CERTAINLY LOOK AT THAT BEFORE SECOND READING AND GET SOME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR YOU ON THAT.

OKAY. OKAY.

TRUSTEE BLUEFORD-DANIELS.

THANK YOU AND DAVID [INAUDIBLE] TOO.

SO THANK YOU FOR THAT CLARIFICATION, DAVID.

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CAN I..

PUT YOURSELF IN THE QUEUE? TRUSTEE SANTOS.

THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT. SO COULD WE GET A EXPLANATION OF THIS POLICY THROUGH LEGAL? DAVID, CAN YOU JUST EXPLAIN THIS POLICY? WITH ALL THE POINTS THAT WERE MADE TODAY, IT'S A LITTLE BLURRED.

ALL RIGHT. THIS POLICY IS YOUR EXISTING BBB LOCAL, WHICH ARE THE ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS THAT APPLY SPECIFICALLY TO HISD THAT YOU HAVE INCORPORATED INTO YOUR LOCAL POLICY AS DIFFERENTIATED IS DIFFERENTIATED FROM YOUR BBB LEGAL POLICY. AND YOU WILL NOTE IT'S A NUMBER OF THE PROVISIONS ARE NOT CHANGED.

HISD IS ONE OF, I THINK, FOUR DISTRICTS IN THE STATE WITH A NINE MEMBER BOARD.

THOSE ARE ALL UNDER BRACKET BUILDS THAT APPLY SPECIFICALLY TO THOSE DISTRICTS.

ALL NINE OR SINGLE MEMBER YOUR BRACKET BILL REQUIRES NOVEMBER ELECTIONS IN ODD NUMBERED YEARS FOR FOUR YEAR TERMS. THE MAIN CHANGES WHICH THE SUPERINTENDENT HAS ALREADY NOTED, IS SIMPLY CHANGING THE DATES, UPDATING THE DATES, REMOVING DATES THAT HAVE ALREADY PASSED AND PUTTING IN THE DATES FOR FUTURE ELECTIONS SO THAT THE POLICY WILL BE CURRENT.

AND THEN THE SUBSTANTIVE REMOVAL IS ON A REQUIREMENT ON VOTER REGISTRATION, NOT CANDIDATE, BUT VOTER REGISTRATION.

AND Y'ALL HAVE ASKED A GOOD QUESTION ABOUT HOW DID IT GET IN THE POLICY IN THE FIRST PLACE? HOW LONG HAS IT BEEN THERE? WE WILL LOOK AT THAT QUESTION BEFORE SECOND READING, BUT WE WOULD GENERALLY SAY TO YOU THAT VOTER REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS ARE CONTROLLED IN THE LEGAL POLICY AND WOULD BE ESTABLISHED IN THE ELECTION CODE OR OTHER GOVERNING STATE LAW.

NOT A MATTER FOR A LOCAL BOARD TO ESTABLISH YOUR OWN ADDITIONAL RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS ON VOTERS.

THOSE ARE THE CHANGES.

THANK YOU, DAVID. THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE BAKER.

YES SIR, AND THANK YOU FOR THAT CLARITY SUPERINTENDENT AND ALSO I WOULD SUGGEST ALSO THAT PRIOR TO SECOND READING THAT WE CONSIDER REMOVING DATES AND PERHAPS ADDING LANGUAGE LIKE ODD OR EVEN YEARS TO AVOID RUNNING INTO THIS EVERY YEAR.

YOU KNOW, WHEN IT COMES TO THE FOUR YEAR ELECTIONS.

SO IF YOU ADD THE TERMINOLOGY ODD AND EVEN YEARS, YOU CAN AVOID THAT.

BUT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE CLARITY ON THAT 30 DAY.

WHY WAS IT THERE TO BEGIN WITH? THANK YOU SO MUCH. OK.

PLEASE VOTE. WE'RE VOTING ON K1.

OKAY I'M SORRY MADAM PRESIDENT, WE'RE VOTING THIS UNDERSTANDING THAT THIS IS THE FIRST READ.

SO WHAT ARE WE VOTING ON? SO THANK YOU FOR THAT QUESTION TRUSTEE GUIDRY.

SO WE'RE VOTING ON FIRST READING AND THEN THE ADMINISTRATION WILL BRING BACK THE POLICY FOR SECOND READING WITH POSSIBLE REVISIONS BASED ON WHAT THEY'VE HEARD.

IS THAT CORRECT, DAVID? THAT IS CORRECT. SO THIS IS FOR FIRST READING AND THEN WE STILL HAVE TO VOTE AGAIN ON SECOND READING WITH POSSIBLE CHANGES.

9 FOR, ZERO AGAINST, ZERO ABSTENTIONS.

OUR NEXT ITEM HELD FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA IS ITEM K2, APPROVAL OF PROPOSED REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY.

BBBC LOCAL ELECTIONS CAMPAIGN FINANCE FIRST READING.

MAY I HAVE A MOTION.

SO MOVE SANTOS.

[INAUDIBLE] I HAVE A MOTION BY TRUSTEE SANTOS AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE DEIGAARD.

ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS FROM MY COLLEAGUES? TRUSTEE GUIDRY.

YES, I'M JUST INTERESTED, MR. HOUSE, AS TO WHY WE WOULD REMOVE THE ABILITY TO ELECTRONICALLY FILE? AND JUST TO CLARIFY FOR THE PUBLIC THIS REVISES CAMPAIGN FINANCE POLICY TO REMOVE REFERENCE TO ELECTRONIC CAMPAIGN FILING AND TO USE GENDER NEUTRAL LANGUAGE SPECIFICALLY.

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AND I'M OKAY WITH THE [INAUDIBLE].

MY QUESTION IS, WHY CAN'T WE ELECTRONICALLY FILE? WE'RE MOVING INTO A TIME WHERE ELECTRONIC AND LESS PAPER TRANSMISSION AND THIS ACTUALLY WILL BRING US BACK THE NON TRADITION WHERE WE HAVE TO EITHER MAIL OR DELIVER IN-PERSON THE STACK OF PAPER.

OKAY. MADAM PRESIDENT, IF I CAN ANSWER THAT AND AGAIN, YOUR YOUR REGULAR COUNSEL, MS. LISA MCBRIDE, HAS REVIEWED THIS, AND SHE AND I HAVE DISCUSSED.

YOU'RE NOT REQUIRED BY LAW AS A POLITICAL SUBDIVISION, AS A SCHOOL DISTRICT, TO HAVE ELECTRONIC FILING.

AND IN FACT, YOUR PRACTICE IS NOT TO HAVE ELECTRONIC FILING.

THIS IS ACTUALLY ONE OF THESE AREAS WHERE WHAT YOU'VE HAD IN POLICY HASN'T MATCHED UP WITH YOUR ACTUAL PRACTICE.

AND SO THE AMENDMENT IS TO BRING THE POLICY INTO LINE WITH THE PRACTICE.

OBVIOUSLY, IF YOU DID WANT TO USE THE ELECTRONIC FILING, THAT WOULD BE A CHANGE IN HOW YOU'VE DONE IT.

THAT'S CERTAINLY THE BOARD'S PREROGATIVE.

BUT THAT WAS THE PRIMARY REASON, AS MS. MCBRIDE AND I DISCUSSED, WAS TO SIMPLY BRING THE POLICY LANGUAGE INTO COMPLIANCE, MAKE IT CONSISTENT WITH THE ACTUAL PRACTICE IN THE DISTRICT.

SO DAVID, THEN I GUESS I'M A LITTLE CONFUSED WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT THE ELECTRONIC, WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT FILING, WHAT ARE WE ACTUALLY TALKING ABOUT? BECAUSE I'VE BEEN ELECTRONICALLY FILING AND MAYBE I'M FILING IT TO THE BOARD AND THEN THE BOARD IS MAILING OR HAND-DELIVERING TO ANOTHER ENTITY.

BUT I'M JUST NOT SURE EXACTLY HOW CAN I RUN OUT OF TIME IN A QUESTION? I'M JUST I'M NOT SURE WHO.

HOW? WHO'S IT? WHO'S NOT ELECTRONICALLY FILING? I GUESS THAT'S MY QUESTION. AND MY UNDERSTANDING IS IF YOU READ THE LANGUAGE HERE, Y'ALL DO NOT ELECTRONICALLY FILE CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS AND EXPENDITURES AND MAINTAIN THAT ON THE WEBSITE.

THEY ARE ACTUALLY MAINTAINED IN BOARD SERVICES.

YOU MAY SEND THEM IN BY EMAIL OR IN OTHER FORM TO BOARD SERVICES, BUT THEY'RE ACTUALLY MAINTAINED AS PHYSICAL RECORDS IN BOARD SERVICES.

THAT'S OUR UNDERSTANDING.

MAYBE WE CAN HAVE SOMEONE IN BOARD SERVICES EXPLAIN THE PROCESS, BECAUSE I THINK I THINK I UNDERSTAND WHERE TRUSTEE GUIDRY MIGHT BE GETTING CONFUSED BECAUSE EVEN IF YOU PERSONALLY DO IT ELECTRONICALLY, WOULD THAT BE OKAY? I DON'T KNOW. I THINK MS. MABUS IS USUALLY THE ONE THAT HANDLES IT RIGHT.

SHE'S NOT AVAILABLE.

OK. OKAY, LET'S GO TO THE NEXT QUESTIONS AND MAYBE TRUSTEE GUIDRY YOUR QUESTION WILL BE ANSWERED, BECAUSE I CAN TELL THAT YOU STILL HAVE QUESTIONS.

TRUSTEE BAKER. YES AND I UNDERSTAND THE PURPOSE BEHIND CHANGING.

MY QUESTION IS KIND OF ALONG WITH TRUSTEE GUIDRY ASKED, IS THERE A POSSIBILITY WITHOUT COST? I KNOW IT'S GOING TO COST SOMETHING BUT MINIMAL COST TO HAVE IT LOOK LIKE WHAT WE DID FOR WHAT THE STATE DOES, HAVING AN OFFICIAL ELECTRONIC WAY OF FILING BECAUSE YOU KNOW THAT IS THAT IS MORE CONVENIENT WE SPEND OUR GAS AND SOMETIMES EVERYTHING ELSE TO GET OVER HERE JUST TO DROP OFF A PIECE OF PAPER AND HAVE IT NOTARIZED.

WHEREAS THE STATE, YOU KNOW, AND I RAN FOR STATE RELATED POSITIONS, YOU CAN JUST, YOU KNOW, CONVENIENTLY DO IT ONLINE WHEREVER YOU ARE AND TURN IT IN. AND THEY HAVE AN ELECTRONIC WAY OF SIGNING AND UPLOADING.

IS THAT FEASIBLE FOR HISD? AND TRUSTEE BAKER WHAT I WOULD SAY IS THAT WE WOULD WE WOULD NEED SOME TIME TO ASSESS WHETHER THAT CAPABILITY EXISTS AND I WOULDN'T EVEN SAY WHETHER IT EXISTS.

WE KNOW THAT IT EXISTS, BUT WITHOUT A COST WE WOULD NEED SOME TIME TO ASSESS THAT.

MINIMAL COST. THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ.

I WAS JUST GOING TO STATE THAT I ECHO TRUSTEE GUIDRY'S CONCERNS ABOUT GETTING RID OF THE ELECTRONIC FILING.

THANK YOU. TRUSTEE BLUEFORD-DANIELS.

THANK YOU. I WISH WE COULD COME BACK AND REVISIT THIS.

I DON'T KNOW IF WE CAN DO IT AS WE DID ITEM K1 BECAUSE WE DO ELECTRONICALLY FILE OUR REVIEWS AND

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EVALUATIONS, ETC..

SO I WISH THAT THAT COULD BE CONSIDERED.

AND ONCE IT'S RECEIVED BY THE DISTRICT, THAT IN TURN COULD BE OUR RECEIPT.

AS LONG AS YOU MIGHT WANT TO INCLUDE THE VERBIAGE, AS LONG AS IT'S INCLUDED BY OR RECEIVED BY 11:59 ELECTRONICALLY THAT WE WOULD STILL BE TIMELY WITH THOSE REPORTS. I DON'T THINK IT'LL BE A WHOLE LOT OF CHANGES NECESSARY TO CREATE A WORD DOC UH FILLABLE DOCUMENT.

SO CAN WE HOW DO WE GO ABOUT REVISITING THAT, DAVID? MADAM PRESIDENT, SINCE THIS IS NOT AN ELECTION YEAR FOR MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, IT'S PROBABLY THE RIGHT YEAR.

AND I WILL DEFER TO THE SUPERINTENDENT AND THE ADMINISTRATION.

BUT IF THERE IS AN INTEREST IN THE BOARD IN LOOKING AT THE ISSUE OF WHAT IT WOULD TAKE TO MOVE TO ELECTRONIC FILING, IT'S PROBABLY THE RIGHT TIME TO DO THAT.

I WOULD HOLD THIS POLICY TODAY IF THERE IS THAT THAT LEVEL OF SUBSTANTIVE INTEREST IN ACTUALLY CHANGING THE BOARD'S PRACTICE.

I WOULD HOLD THIS POLICY AND GIVEN THAT WE'RE NOT IN AN ELECTION CYCLE FOR THE BOARD, GIVE THE ADMINISTRATION AND BOARD SERVICES AN OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK AT IT, AND WE'LL CERTAINLY SUPPORT THEM AS NEEDED TO SEE WHAT IT WOULD TAKE TO MOVE TO ELECTRONIC FILING.

THAT ULTIMATELY, OBVIOUSLY, WOULD BE A DECISION FOR THE BOARD AS A WHOLE, WHETHER YOU WANT TO MAKE THAT CHANGE OR NOT.

DO WE NEED TO MAKE A FORMAL MOTION OR CAN I JUST SAY IF THERE'S NO OBJECTIONS, WE'LL HOLD IT.

I WOULD JUST SAY IF THERE'S NO OBJECTION OF THE BOARD, WE WILL POSTPONE CONSIDERATION OF POLICY BBB LOCAL OR BBC LOCAL AND REFERRED TO THE ADMINISTRATION FOR REVIEW AND RESEARCH IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE DISCUSSION TODAY.

AND THANK YOU FOR THAT, BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT I WAS SORT OF GEARING TOWARD.

THANK YOU FOR THAT. JUST AN OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW.

OK, SO IF THERE ARE NO OBJECTIONS, I'M JUST GOING TO DO THIS FORMALLY.

WE WILL HOLD ITEM K2, APPROVAL OF PROPOSED REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY, BBC LOCAL ELECTIONS, CAMPAIGN FINANCE AND FIRST READING AND ASK THE ADMINISTRATION TO BRING BACK THE REQUESTED INFORMATION FOR THE BOARD TO CONSIDER.

OK. OUR NEXT ITEM HELD FOR DISCUSSION IS K3, APPROVAL OF PROPOSED REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY, BBE LOCAL, BOARD MEMBERS AUTHORITY FIRST READING.

MAY I HAVE A MOTION? SO MOVE, HERNANDEZ.

SECOND, BAKER. WE HAVE A MOTION BY TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE BAKER.

TRUSTEE ALLEN. YES, I DID SEE I DID HAVE IT ON THE K THREE ON THE Q&A.

BUT THE ANSWER THAT WE GOT BACK IS THAT IT REFERS CONCERNS AND INQUIRIES TO THE SUPERINTENDENT OR APPROPRIATE DESIGNEE, BUT THE WORDS APPROPRIATE DESIGNEE ARE NOT ON K3 PACKET PAGE 18 UNDER THE SECTION REFERRING COMPLAINTS LINE THREE. IT SAYS THAT THE MEMBERS SHALL REFER THEM TO THE SUPERINTENDENT WHO SHALL PROCEED ACCORDING TO APPLICANT COMPLAINT POLICY. THAT'S NOT WHAT WE CURRENTLY DO NOW.

WE REPORT COMPLAINTS TO BOARD SERVICES.

SO THEY, THE Q&A SAID THAT THEY ARE THAT IS THE SUPERINTENDENT AND APPROPRIATE DESIGNEE.

BUT IT'S NOT SAYING IT IN THE ON THE POLICY.

AND IT DOESN'T SAY THAT WE ARE ASKING TO CHANGE.

DO I NEED TO MAKE A MOTION? YEAH. JUST.

I WANT TO ASK A QUESTION.

I WONDER IF WE SHOULD CLARIFY, BECAUSE WE HAVE SUPERINTENDENT REFERRAL AND BOARD REFERRAL.

SO JUST THROWING THAT OUT THERE.

BUT WE DON'T SEND OUR HOURS TO THE SUPERINTENDENT.

WE SEND IT TO BOARD SERVICES AS ONE OR THE OTHER.

AND I SEE WHAT YOU'RE SAYING.

YES, BUT ACCORDING TO THIS, IT SAYS THAT I SHALL REFER THEM TO THE SUPERINTENDENT AND THAT'S NOT WHERE, HOW WE REFER.

AND I JUST WANTED TO ADD THE WORDS OR DESIGNEE.

MAKE A MOTION. WILL THEY JUST FIX IT? SUPERINTENDENT. WE WILL BRING IT BACK FOR THE SECOND READ WITH A MODIFICATION.

THANK YOU. DO WE VOTE ON IT? BEFORE WE FINISH THE DISCUSSION, WE'RE JUST GOING TO BRING IT BACK? BECAUSE I'M IN THE QUEUE FOR A QUESTION ABOUT..

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EXCUSE ME. I'M SORRY, DR.

ALLEN, COULD YOU SPECIFY WHAT THE MODIFICATION IS SO THAT WE CAN CAPTURE IT? THANK YOU.

OR IS A MEMBER SHOW REFERRED TO..

IS YOUR MIC ON? THANK YOU FOR CLARIFYING.

TRUSTEE, WERE YOU DONE TRUSTEE ALLEN? OK TRUSTEE BLUEFORD-DANIELS.

THANK YOU. AND ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I HAD A TAGGED POOL WAS IT'S NOT INCLUDED IN HERE, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE REFERENCE TO THE BOARD'S TASB REP AS WE GO THROUGH THESE ADDING CONSULTATION OR INCLUSION WITH THE BOARD'S TASB REP PRIOR TO FIRST AND SECOND READINGS.

WHEN WE'RE MAKING TASB CHANGES, WE'VE GOT A TASB REPRESENTATIVE ON THE BOARD EVERY YEAR AND SO WHO'S ATTENDING THESE TRAININGS AND CLASSES. SO AS WE'RE MOVING FORWARD, I WANT TO ENSURE THAT EVERY CHANGE TO POLICY, IF IT'S RELATED TO TASB, IS IS CONSULTED WITH WHOEVER THE TASB REP IS.

AND MAYBE, DAVID, I CAN HAVE YOU WEIGH IN BECAUSE I THINK IT'S IT'S KIND OF LIKE TWO SEPARATE ENTITIES IN TASB THAT ARE LIKE THE REPRESENTATIVE WE HAVE IS ON THE BOARD, BUT THIS IS LIKE AN ADMINISTRATIVE TASB.

CAN YOU CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG? YOUR PROPOSED POLICY CHANGES EITHER TO YOUR LEGAL TO REFLECT CHANGES IN STATUTE OR THE PERIODIC UPDATES TO YOUR LOCAL POLICIES ARE DEVELOPED BY THE WHAT I WILL CALL THE ADMINISTRATIVE SIDE OF TASB.

THEY ARE DEVELOPED SPECIFICALLY BY THE TASB LEGAL SERVICES DIVISION AND THE TASB POLICY SERVICES DIVISION THE TASB BOARD IS NOT INVOLVED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OR REVIEW OF THE PERIODIC POLICY UPDATES.

NOW WHO YOUR BOARD WISHES TO HAVE INVOLVED IN YOUR REVIEW PROCESS.

THAT'S ENTIRELY UP TO YOU, BUT THAT'S JUST FOR CLARIFICATION.

THANK YOU. AND THAT MAKES SENSE.

BUT I STILL WOULD LIKE TO HAVE, NO MATTER WHO IT IS, YOU KNOW, UNCLE JOHN, IN TWO YEARS, I STILL WOULD LIKE TO HAVE THE TASB REP HAVE SOME INPUT IN REVIEWING BEFORE WE HAVE FIRST AND SECOND READING.

OKAY, I UNDERSTAND.

MADAM PRESIDENT, I HAVE MY HAND UP ON THAT ONE BECAUSE I JUST WANT TO SAY, AS YOUR TASB BOARD DIRECTOR ON THIS BOARD, WE DON'T DAVID IS ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.

WE DON'T HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO WEIGH IN.

BUT WHAT WE DO HAVE IS AFTER THE EXECUTIVE BOARD HAS SUGGESTED AND MADE THESE CHANGES, THEY COME BACK TO THE BOARD AND IN A MEETING THEY EXPLAIN THOROUGHLY THESE CHANGES.

SO WHAT THE BENEFIT OF HAVING ME ON YOUR BOARD AS A DIRECTOR WITH TASB IS I CAN ACTUALLY COME BACK AND EXPLAIN SOME OF THESE ITEMS AND HOW THEY WOULD BENEFIT OR NOT BENEFIT US AS A BOARD.

BECAUSE AS I HAVE STATED BEFORE TO YOU ALL, A LOT OF THE DECISIONS BEING MADE ON BEHALF OF TASB ARE FOR SMALLER DISTRICTS.

SO WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL WHEN WE'RE LOOKING AT THESE SUGGESTIONS BECAUSE THEY MAY OR MAY NOT BE BENEFICIAL TO OUR LARGE URBAN DISTRICT.

SO I JUST WANTED TO CHIME IN AND THANK YOU, TRUSTEE BLUEFORD-DANIELS, FOR BRINGING UP THAT POINT.

THANK YOU FOR SHARING TRUSTEE GUIDRY.

TRUSTEE BAKER.

YEAH, I JUST AS A I'M NOT GOING TO USE THE WORD NEW, BUT AS SOMEONE GETTING ACQUAINTED TO READING THE POLICIES, I WANT TO JUST CONFIRM THAT GOING FORWARD THAT WHENEVER WE SEE THE WORD RECOMMENDED BY TASB AND MAINLY TASB.

BUT WHENEVER WE SEE THAT, CAN'T WE JUST, YOU KNOW, BE FOR SURE THAT THIS INFORMATION WAS ACTUALLY RECOMMENDED BY TASB OR IT'S JUST NOT JUST BEING PLACED THERE, YOU KNOW? ARE ALL OF THESE RECOMMENDED BY TASB AS THEY'RE STATED, THEY ACTUALLY ARE? OKAY. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU.

YEAH, AND THAT'S A GREAT POINT.

AND I'LL JUST ADD SOMETHING THERE.

SO THAT'S WHY WE HAVE THESE ALL IN A SPECIAL MEETING.

SO WE WE THESE ARE KIND OF LIKE LEFTOVER FROM SEVERAL YEARS WE'VE BEEN OUT OF COMPLIANCE AND THAT'S WHY WE'RE CALLING THIS SPECIAL MEETING WITH SO MANY OF THEM.

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BUT IT'S NOT LIKE JUST A PLACEHOLDER.

THEY ARE, INDEED. BUT THAT'S A GREAT POINT TO TO ASK.

THANK YOU. TRUSTEE SANTOS.

THANK YOU PRESIDENT CRUZ, SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE, COLLEAGUES.

I NEVER THOUGHT I'D SAY THIS, BUT NOW HAVING SOME HISTORICAL EXPERIENCE ON THIS BOARD, INSTITUTIONAL KNOWLEDGE.

WE USED TO HAVE A POLICY COMMITTEE THAT WAS CENSORED BECAUSE IT WAS LET'S NOT TALK ABOUT THE PAST.

BUT ANYHOW, WE WOULD REVIEW POLICIES THAT WERE COMING BEFORE THE BOARD POLICY.

THE POLICY COMMITTEE WOULD MEET WITH THE ADMINISTRATION AND WE WOULD ACTUALLY HAVE INPUT IN KIND OF IF WE HAD OUR TASB DELEGATE ON, THEY WOULD GIVE US A HEADS UP ON LIKE, OH, THIS IS GOOD, THIS ISN'T GOOD.

THIS IS MORE GEARED FOR RURAL DISTRICTS.

WE OH, THIS IS A BRACKET BUILT SPECIFICALLY FOR HISD.

AND WE WOULD WORK IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE ADMINISTRATION TO VET THESE POLICIES AND GIVE INPUT.

WE WOULD AMONGST OURSELVES BE PUT ON AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR WHEN WE HAVE OUR BOARDS.

OUR COMMITTEES, YEAH, OUR COMMITTEES THAT WE WANT TO BE A PART OF.

SO I WOULD RECOMMEND TO THIS, TO MY, TO ALL THAT WE IMPLEMENT SOMETHING LIKE THAT THAT THAT WOULD BE BENEFICIAL, PARTICULARLY BECAUSE NOW WE HAVE TO DO ALL OF THESE IN A LUMP SUM. BUT THANK YOU, TRUSTEE DEIGAARD.

SO IN BEST PRACTICE, WE WOULDN'T HAVE THIS MANY AT ONE TIME.

IT WAS CALLED TO MY ATTENTION IN 2020 WHEN I WAS BOARD CHAIR THAT WE WERE SEVERAL YEARS BEHIND IN THIS PROCESS.

DR. LATHAN, WITH HER ADMINISTRATION, STARTED TO PUT IN PLACE A SYSTEM TO ADDRESS THAT.

DR. ALLEN THEN STARTED BRINGING THE POLICIES.

YOU STARTED BRINGING THE POLICIES.

SO THAT'S WHY WE HAVE SO MANY.

WE GOT BACKLOGGED.

SO. I AM OK WITH OUR TASB REP GIVING INPUT AND IN HEARING TRUSTEE BAKER'S QUESTION.

WHAT I'D LIKE TO RECOMMEND IS THAT THE COVER SHEETS IN THE FUTURE WITH WHEN THERE ARE TASB RECOMMENDED CHANGES CLARIFY THESE ARE THE TASB RECOMMENDED CHANGES.

THESE ARE ANY ADDITIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS AND THEN A THE TAGS BE DELEGATE TO SAY.

HERE ARE THEIR THOUGHTS. I DON'T THINK I'M COMFORTABLE WITH ONE TRUSTEE HAVING INPUT ON THE WHOLE POLICY.

OKAY. TRUSTEE BAKER.

YOU STILL HAVE TIME. YES, GO AHEAD.

THANK YOU FOR THAT. TRUSTEE DEIGAARD.

I SEE, EXCUSE ME SITTING HERE.

I'LL BE RIGHT BACK. HAPPENS TO ALL OF US.

YOU ARE THE LAST ONE IN THE QUEUE.

OH. TRUSTEE BLUEFORD-DANIELS.

I JUST WANTED TO ADD TRUSTEE SANTOS BROUGHT UP ABOUT THE BOARD POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE.

I THINK THAT'S IMPORTANT.

AND YOU KNOW, IT WAS MENTIONED ABOUT ONE TRUSTEE BEING ENGAGED WITH THE POLICIES, I GUESS THE DESIGNEE.

SO ONE TRUSTEE OR TWO, IF WE HAVE THE COMMITTEE THEN WANT OUR TWO TRUSTEE, WE WOULDN'T BE RIGHT NOW TALKING ABOUT K 46 IF WE HAD A COMMITTEE LIKE THIS TO BE ABLE TO BRING TO TWO OR THREE PEOPLE TO REVIEW.

SO THAT'S WHY I LIKE TO INSERT OR CONSIDER CREATING ANOTHER BOARD POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE.

TRUSTEE BAKER.

THANK YOU. CAME BACK.

YOU KNOW, I'M COMING FROM MY PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE, WE ARE USED TO DEALING WITH ORDNANCE AND PASSING THESE THINGS.

AS A PREVIOUS MANAGER AT THE CITY.

MY QUESTION TO YOU, TRUSTEE DEIGAARD, IS HOW MANY DO YOU USED TO HAVE IN THE PAST WHEN YOU HAVE A SESSION LIKE THIS? SO WHAT I'M GOING TO RECOMMEND IS THAT THIS MORE LOGISTICAL CONVERSATION BE TABLED SO THAT WE CAN GET THROUGH ALL OF THESE POLICIES.

SO, PRESIDENT CRUZ, IF WE CAN HAVE THAT CONVERSATION ANOTHER TIME, PLEASE.

MADAM PRESIDENT.

YES, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, REMEMBER, YOU HAVE A DIFFERENT POLICY.

IT'S NOT ONE OF THE ONES THAT'S UP TODAY THAT SPEAKS TO BOARD ORGANIZATION AND COMMITTEES.

SO THAT DOESN'T HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH BBBD LOCAL, BBE LOCAL.

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IF THERE IS A DESIRE TO LOOK AT THE POLICY DEALING WITH BOARD ORGANIZATION AND COMMITTEES, WE CAN CERTAINLY WORK TO BRING FORWARD AND LOOK AT THAT. BUT I WOULDN'T HOLD UP THIS PARTICULAR POLICY FOR AN ISSUE THAT PROPERLY OUGHT TO BE ADDRESSED IN A DIFFERENT POLICY.

THANK YOU. I APPRECIATE THE EXPLANATION, DAVID.

AND THAT'S SOMETHING WE SHOULD PROBABLY DISCUSS WITH OUR NEW BOARD COACH AS WELL.

SO LOOK FORWARD TO MORE CONVERSATIONS ON THAT.

TRUSTEE WADE.

IT'S BEEN ANSWERED? OKAY, GREAT.

SO PLEASE VOTE ON K3.

AND THIS. THIS IS FOR FIRST READING.

YES.

EIGHT FOR, ONE AGAINST, ZERO ABSTENTIONS.

OUR NEXT ITEM.

HELD? YES.

OK. YES, I SAW. AND SHE'D BEEN RAISING HER THUMB, SO THAT'S HELPFUL.

OUR NEXT ITEM. FROM CONSENT AGENDA, IS ITEM FIVE APPROVAL PROPOSED REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY DBG LOCAL BOARD MEMBERS COMPENSATION EXPENSES FIRST READING.

MAY I HAVE A MOTION? SECOND, HERNANDEZ.

A MOTION BY TRUSTEE SANTOS AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ AND BOARD MEMBERS, OK SO WE'RE 40 MINUTES IN AND WE'RE ON OUR FOURTH ITEM FROM CONSENT OUT OF ABOUT 21.

SO JUST KEEP IN MIND, I KNOW THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS THAT WE WONDER ABOUT OR WANT TO KNOW, BUT TRY TO KEEP YOUR QUESTIONS JUST TO THE SPECIFIC AGENDA ITEM.

AND I KNOW THAT WE DON'T ALWAYS GET OUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED.

AND BUT LET'S JUST BE MINDFUL OF OUR TIME.

MADAM PRESIDENT, CAN I MAKE A RECOMMENDATION IF WE ARE NOT IF WE'RE NOT SPEAKING, WHAT WE'RE SAYING IS NOT GERMANE TO THE AGENDA ITEM.

DAVID, COULD YOU PAUSE US AND JUST ENTER WHATEVER'S NOT GERMANE INTO A BOARD REFERRAL SO THAT WAY WE CAN COME BACK TO IT LATER IN THE APPROPRIATE TIME? YEAH. THANK YOU FOR THAT SUGGESTION.

LET'S CONTINUE THAT PRACTICE, TOO.

YES, DEFINITELY.

GREAT SUGGESTION.

SO ITEM K5.

TRUSTEE SANTOS.

OK DAVID, HOLD ME IN LINE HERE.

SO THESE VENDORS THAT ARE APPROVED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ARE CONTINUING EDUCATION.

A LOT OF THESE TIMES WE GO TO THESE CONFERENCES AND WE DO TRAVEL EXPENSES.

WE HAVE ALL THIS MONEY THAT WE'RE WASTING AND WE JUST HAVE MORSELS, JUST TINY LITTLE BITS OF MORSELS OF ACTUAL POLICY THAT A POLICY LENS THAT WE'RE TEACHING, THEY'RE TEACHING US.

COULD IT BE THAT WE PARTNER WITH LIKE YOU U OF H OR SAINT THOMAS OR RICE OR SOMETHING WHERE WE ACTUALLY CAN NOT HAVE TRAVEL EXPENSES, USE IT HERE LOCALLY AND LIKE TAKE CLASSES ON POLICY, ON ACTUAL POLICY AND GOVERNANCE.

THAT'S CERTAINLY THE BOARD'S PREROGATIVE AS TO WHICH TRAVEL AND OPPORTUNITIES THE DISTRICT WANTS TO FUND FOR BOARD MEMBERS TO BE INVOLVED IN. IF YOU WILL NOTE THE LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS IN POLICY BBG LOCAL.

MOST OF THESE ARE SIMPLY INCLUDING THE ACRONYMS FOR ORGANIZATIONS THAT BOARD MEMBERS ARE ALREADY PARTICIPATING IN.

MANY OF THEM, BOARD MEMBERS MAY ACTUALLY BE ON THE BOARDS FOR SOME OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS, AND IT'S SIMPLY UPDATING WITH THE APPROPRIATE ORGANIZATIONAL ACRONYM.

THE NEW ONES THAT ARE BEING ADDED TO THE LIST ARE ITEMS 23 THROUGH 28.

AND I DO WANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT THE OPPORTUNITY FOR ANY BOARD MEMBER TO PARTICIPATE IN ANY OF THESE ACTIVITIES IS WITHIN THE BUDGETED LIMITS THAT YOU ESTABLISH FOR THE BOARD AS A WHOLE AND FOR EACH OF YOU INDIVIDUALLY TO MANAGE WITHIN.

BUT IF THERE'S ADDITIONAL WORK THAT YOU WANTED TO DO LOCALLY, THAT'S OUTSIDE OF THIS POLICY, BUT THAT WOULD CERTAINLY BE APPROPRIATE FOR THE BOARD TO CONSIDER.

SO THAT THOSE EXPENSES AREN'T LIMITED TO THESE 2628.

IT'S ALWAYS GOING TO BE ANYTHING YOU DO IS GOING TO HAVE TO BE OUT OF BUDGETED FUNDS.

I MEAN, I HAVEN'T SPENT MY BUDGET, MY TRUSTEE FUND IN TWO YEARS.

SO THAT'S I HAVEN'T SPENT $1, SO.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. AND YOU WILL NOTE THAT TELEPHONE IS ELIMINATED AS AN EXPENSE BECAUSE ALL TRUSTEES NOW HAVE DISTRICT ISSUED TELEPHONES. TRUSTEE ALLEN.

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YES. I ALSO SUBMITTED THIS TO FOR THE Q&A.

AND ON THERE, THE THE ADMINISTRATION SAYS THAT THEY ARE RECOMMENDING TO ALLOW FOR CHANGE IN THE TYPE OF QUALITY OF QUANTITY OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES.

AND MY ISSUE WAS WITH PACKET PAGE 26.

ACCOMMODATION SECTION, LINE FIVE.

AND ONCE WE GET TO LINE FIVE, IT SAYS EACH TRUSTEE WILL FURNISH WITH A DESK.

AND THEN THEY PUT IN MOBILE PHONE.

BUT WE HAVE A MOBILE PHONE.

YES. AND WE HAVE A DESK PHONE.

SO WE HAVE A LANDLINE THAT WOULD BE A CONTINUED BECAUSE EVERYBODY THAT'S FROM DISTRICT FOUR STAYS IN THAT OFFICE AND THEY USE THAT LANDLINE.

SO IT DOESN'T CHANGE.

BUT OUR CELL PHONE NUMBER MIGHT POSSIBLY CHANGE.

BUT I DON'T KNOW IF WE IF I DON'T KNOW IF I GOT THE SAME CELL PHONE AS YOLANDA.

BUT THE THE WAY IT'S IT IT SAYS, IS THAT A MOBILE? IT CHANGED TELEPHONE TO MOBILE PHONE.

BUT WE HAVE BOTH.

SO MY RECOMMENDATION WAS FOR TO SAY THAT WE HAVE A MOBILE PHONE AND OR A LANDLINE TELEPHONE.

AND THEN IT SAYS DISTRICT ISSUED ELECTRONIC DEVICE SUCH AS TABLET OR A LAPTOP.

WE HAVE A TABLET AND A LAPTOP.

I USE MY TABLET AS MY DESK MONITOR AND THEN I USE MY TECH I'M SORRY, I USE MY LAPTOP AS MY DESK MONITOR AND I USE MY TABLET. I TAKE IT HOME WITH ME BACK AND FORTH.

SO I BASICALLY WANTED THE WORDS AND OR FOR TABLET AND OR LAPTOP AND THEN MOBILE AND LANDLINE.

BUT I GUESS THE ADMINISTRATION THAT'S A SUPERINTENDENT QUESTION.

CAN WE CHANGE THAT, PLEASE? YES. AS LONG AS WE DON'T GO BACK TO PAPER.

OH, THANK YOU.

I COMPLETELY AGREE.

AND OR MAKES SENSE.

[INAUDIBLE] TRUSTEE GUIDRY.

AND I WAS ACTUALLY LOOKING AT THIS.

MAYBE I HAVE I PULLED THE WRONG ONE BECAUSE MY QUESTION ON THIS ONE, MY NOTE SAYS, WHY ARE WE REMOVING EMERGENCY? SO I THINK AT SOME POINT AND MAYBE IT'S BEEN UPDATED TO REMOVE THE EMERGENCY NONPAYMENT UNDER EMERGENCY SITUATIONS, OR DID I PULL THE WRONG POLICY? I'M SORRY, BECAUSE I CAN'T FIND IT.

IF SOMEONE CAN HELP ME WITH THIS ONE.

BOARD SERVICES. I DON'T SEE THE WORD EMERGENCY IN THIS, BUT I MIGHT BE MISSING IT AS WELL.

MADAM PRESIDENT, IF YOU LOOK ON THE PART OF PAGE, ACTUALLY, IT'S NOT THE BOTTOM.

IT'S PAGE TWO OF THREE UNDER EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT.

ITEM THREE.

I SEE WHAT IS BEING CANCELED OR WHAT IS PROPOSED FOR DELETION ARE THE WORDS UNLESS DEEMED AN EMERGENCY BY THE BOARD PRESIDENT.

I THINK THAT'S WHAT TRUSTEE GUIDRY IS REFERRING TO.

EXACTLY. THANK YOU SO MUCH, DAVID.

AND I'M JUST WONDERING, WHY WOULD WE BE PULLING SOMETHING THAT MAY BE DEEMED AN EMERGENCY FOR REIMBURSEMENT? AND THE REASON FOR PULLING IT OUT IS BECAUSE IN THE PAST, THE WAY THIS POLICY READ IS THAT YOU WOULD ONLY GET REIMBURSED FROM YOUR BUDGET, FROM YOUR BOARD ALLOCATED BUDGET IF IT WAS AN EMERGENCY.

SO NOW WE'RE SAYING THAT'S NOT THE CASE.

ALL COSTS DUE TO CANCELLATIONS OF TRIPS WILL BE CHARGED TO TRAVEL AND TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS SHALL BE CHARGED TO THE ALLOCATED TRAVEL BUDGET AVAILABLE TO EACH TRUSTEE.

SO THIS ACTUALLY GIVES YOU MORE FLEXIBILITY IF YOU HAVE TO CANCEL A TRIP FOR ANY REASON.

YOU'RE STILL REIMBURSED. YOU WILL COME OUT, YES, IT WILL COME OUT OF YOUR YOUR EXISTING BUDGET.

GOT IT. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

YOU GOT IT. TRUSTEE BLUEFORD-DANIELS.

THANK YOU. I WAS ACTUALLY MY NOTE WAS ABOUT ITEM 11 ON PAGE ONE OF THREE, LEGISLATIVE RELATED ACTIVITIES IN AUSTIN, AND I WAS CONCERNED WITH THAT.

I PULLED THAT TO ASK THAT QUESTION BECAUSE WE'VE GOT TO HAVE SOME COMMUNICATION.

AND THERE MAY BE OCCASIONS THAT WE MAY HAVE TO GO TO AUSTIN TO WORK WITH OUR LEADERS AS IT RELATES TO EDUCATION.

SO I WAS WONDERING WHY THAT ONE WAS DROPPED.

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THREE PAGE, MY TIME NOT STILL RUNNING HUH, YOU PAUSE ME? SUPERINTENDENT, IS SOMEONE ABLE TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION? NUMBER 11 ON THE ORIGINAL LIST OF PROVIDERS.

PAGE ONE OF THREE PACKET PAGE 24.

K5A NUMBER 11.

CAN WE GET THOSE BACK ON THE SCREEN? WE CAN TAKE A LOOK AT THAT.

WE'LL HAVE TO GO BACK AND CHECK.

BUT I THINK IT RELATES TO SOMETHING SIMILAR TO WHAT DAVID TALKED TO YOU ABOUT PREVIOUSLY, THAT SOMEWHERE ELSE IN YOUR PROCEDURES, YOU TALK ABOUT A PERSON THAT'S OUR LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATIVE AND THAT PERSON IS THE ONE WHO GETS REIMBURSED FOR HAVING TO GO ON THOSE TRIPS RATHER THAN HAVING IT HERE.

IT'S I THINK IT'S MOVED TO SOMEPLACE ELSE IN THE PROCEDURES.

IN A COMPROMISE, COMPROMISES HERE MAY BE THERE THE LEGISLATIVE REPRESENTATIVE OR THEIR DESIGNEE, SO THAT WE DON'T HAVE.

YES, YES, NO.

BUT I STILL WANT TO KNOW.

I MEAN, I UNDERSTAND AND THANK YOU FOR THAT, ANITA.

BUT IF IT'S RECORDED SOMEWHERE ELSE, WHERE IS IT SOMEWHERE ELSE THAT IT'S RECORDED? BECAUSE I THINK IT'S ESSENTIAL FOR THAT TO STILL BE INCLUSIVE.

SO I DON'T WANT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THAT STRUCK WITHOUT KNOWING SPECIFICALLY WHERE IT IS.

SO I PROPOSE THAT WE HOLD THIS ONE AS WELL TO GET FURTHER CLARIFICATION.

CAN I MAKE A SUGGESTION? IT'S ON PAGE..

HERE, I'M GOING TO SHOW IT ON THE BIG SCREEN.

TRAVEL COSTS INCUR ON TRIPS FOR STATE AND FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE MATTERS.

OK THANK YOU, MA'AM.

MISS SYLVIA, I DIDN'T.

OK THANK YOU. I APPRECIATE THAT.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE.

I JUST FOR CLARITY THAT I DON'T WANT TO MISLEAD YOU TRUSTEE BLUEFORD-DANIELS BECAUSE IT IS SPLIT FOR ACTUALLY SAYS THE FOLLOWING TRAVEL COSTS SHALL BE BUDGETED SEPARATELY AND SHALL NOT BE ALLOCATED AGAINST THE BOARD'S ANNUAL TRAVEL ALLOCATION.

THAT MAKES IT EVEN BETTER.

THANK YOU, MA'AM. NO OBJECTION, RIGHT SUPER.

OKAY, WE'LL MOVE FORWARD, THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, SO DISREGARD MY REQUEST.

TRUSTEE BAKER.

YES AND I APPRECIATE IT IF MY COLLEAGUES WILL BE PATIENT WITH ME AS I AM WITH THEM WHEN WE ASK SOME QUESTIONS BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF MEETINGS I COME TO THAT I WISH SOME PEOPLE WOULD TONE IT DOWN WITH I'M NEW AND I HAVE SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS, THESE POLICIES, AND I WANT TO GET SOME CLARITY.

WITH THIS PARTICULAR POLICY RIGHT THERE ON PAGE 26, 6.5. I WOULD LIKE TO SUGGEST THAT UNUSED FUNDS AT THE END OF THE FISCAL YEAR BE GIVEN BACK TO THE TRUSTEE RATHER THAN GOING BACK TO THE GENERAL FUND.

BECAUSE MANY TIMES WITH THE EXPENSES GOING OUT OF TOWN AND THIS AND THAT, WE COULD EASILY ABSORB THAT SMALL AMOUNT.

OF COURSE, YOU ALL KNOW WE VOLUNTEERING AND SO THAT WE COULD ROLL OVER.

SIMPLE, IS THAT POSSIBLE BEFORE WE MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS? SUPERINTENDENT . IF I COMMENT ON THAT FOR A MOMENT.

I'M GOING TO DEFER TO DAVID.

EACH YEAR YOU WILL ADOPT A NEW BUDGET THAT GOVERNS THAT YEAR.

SO WHAT YOU'RE SPEAKING TO IS IF ONE TRUSTEE DID NOT SPEND ALL OF THEIR ALLOTMENT IN ONE YEAR LIKE ME, NEXT YEAR, THOSE FUNDS GET RE-BUDGETED AND ALLOCATED TO THAT TRUSTEE.

RIGHT. I DO WANT TO JUST I MEAN, THAT'S AN INTERESTING IDEA TO THINK THROUGH.

WHAT THAT'S GOING TO RESULT IN IS DIFFERENT TRUSTEES HAVING DIFFERENT ALLOCATIONS.

BETWEEN YOURSELVES AND JUST THINK THROUGH WHETHER THAT'S GOING TO BE OKAY OR WHETHER THAT'S GOING TO CREATE A WHOLE NEW UNINTENDED ISSUE BETWEEN TRUSTEES WHERE SOME OF YOU HAVE MORE FUNDS THAN OTHER TRUSTEES IN ANY GIVEN YEAR? NOT REALLY. WE DON'T. WE'RE IN A NEW SEASON NOW.

WE HAVE GREAT UNITED GROUP OF TRUSTEES HERE.

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WE'RE ALL UNDERSTANDING OF THAT.

MADAM VICE PRESIDENT, SINCE I DIDN'T USE ALL MY TIME.

AND I LIKE THAT, BUT I LIKE THAT BECAUSE THOSE OF US THAT DON'T USE ALL OF OUR ALLOCATION, EVEN IF WE LOOK AT IT LIKE A SAVINGS ACCOUNT TO ROLL OVER AND THEN TO RETURN EVEN SOME OF THE MONEY BACK INTO THE BUDGET, WE COULD SAY NOT MORE THAN ANYTHING IN EXCESS OF, SAY, IF YOU WANT TO USE $500 THAN ANYTHING, EXCESS OF $500 COULD GO BACK INTO THE GENERAL FUND.

AND THE $500 ROLLOVER, THAT'S A GOOD IDEA.

GOOD SUGGESTION. TRUSTEE ALLEN.

OK TRUSTEE WADE.

THAT CONCERNS ME A BIT.

THE ROLLOVER AND I'M GOING TO BRING THIS UP BECAUSE WHEN WE DO ELECTION YEARS, EVERY TWO YEARS, AND THAT JUST GETS VERY COMPLICATED FOR BOARD STAFF TO MANAGE.

AND THEN I THINK IT CREATES A SITUATION WHERE YOU CAN JUST DECIDE THAT YEAR THAT YOU AREN'T INTERESTED IN DOING WHATEVER OR LEARNING MORE.

AND THEREFORE I DON'T KNOW I THINK IT SETS UP IN THE LONG TERM PAST THIS BOARD FOR FUTURE BOARDS A PROBLEMATIC SITUATION, PLUS THE DISTRICT.

WE NEED TO SUPPORT CHILDREN THAT WE'RE EDUCATING FIRST AND FOREMOST.

BUT I AGREE WITH YOU, WE ARE VOLUNTEERS, SO WE HAVE TO FIND THE FIND A GOOD LINE.

SO I'M OPEN TO WHATEVER THE REST OF THE BOARD LIKE TO DO.

I JUST WANT TO PUT THAT OUT THERE.

THANK YOU. AND WHATEVER'S LEFT OVER AND EXCUSE ME IF SOMEBODY ALREADY SAID THIS SINCE I WAS HAVING A SIDEBAR CONVERSATION, IT GOES INTO THE FALLOUT, WHICH JUST HELPS OUR DEFICIT. AND HOPEFULLY, LIKE BRIDGETTE SAID, EDUCATING KIDS AND THERE ARE REALLY ARE A LOT OF GREAT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF.

TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ THANK YOU.

I HAVE TWO ITEMS. ONE, I DO.

I AM CAUTIOUS OF TRUSTEE BAKER'S RECOMMENDATION.

WE KNOW THAT WE'VE SAID, YOU KNOW, OUR BUDGET FOR ONE YEAR FOR OUR STUDENTS IS FOR THOSE STUDENTS THAT YEAR.

AND I THINK THE SAME SHOULD APPLY TO US.

IF WE HAVE A CERTAIN BUDGET FOR ONE YEAR, WE SHOULD BE USING IT THAT YEAR TO EDUCATE OURSELVES AND NOT POSTPONE IT UNTIL LATER.

I THINK THAT FOR THE MOST PART THAT'S WHAT WE USE OUR BUDGETS FOR.

SO I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE CONTINUOUSLY EDUCATING OURSELVES IN THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF TIME BECAUSE THEN WE COULD JUST LEAVE IT FOR THE NEXT YEAR.

AND POSTPONING DOESN'T ALWAYS WORK OUT THE WAY THAT WE THINK IT WILL.

AND THEN THE SECOND THING THAT I WANTED TO DISCUSS IS THE LIST OF PARTNERS.

I AM CURRENTLY A FELLOW WITH AN ORGANIZATION NAMED SCHOOL BOARD PARTNERS, AND I WAS WONDERING IF THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE CAN ADD TO THIS LIST.

IF THERE ARE NO OBJECTIONS.

WE DON'T KNOW.

IS THERE ANYBODY ELSE PART OF THAT GROUP? I WAS. JUDITH HAS BEEN PART OF THE GROUP.

I BELIEVE SHE ALREADY GRADUATED.

IS THAT GOING TO BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR EVERYBODY? AND WE DON'T HAVE TIME TO VET THEM? THIS IS JUST A LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT WE CAN.

THIS IS I MEAN..

SO HISD WOULD BE PAYING FOR THAT? I DON'T BELIEVE SO. I DON'T THINK THAT HISD, I THINK IT'S JUST AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE PART OF IT.

IT'S A SCHOOL BOARD, IT'S A NONPROFIT CALLED SCHOOL BOARD PARTNERS.

THEY HELP SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS LEARN ABOUT POLICIES.

AND THERE'S ACTUALLY, IF I CAN JUST ADD, THEY DON'T EVEN CHARGE FOR THEIR FELLOWSHIP AND THEY PAY FOR MAJORITY OF TRAVEL.

I THINK THERE'S JUST LIKE SOME ADDITIONAL TRAININGS THAT THEY DO HOLD THAT WOULD BE LIKE A CONFERENCE LIKE ANY OTHER THAT ANY TRUSTEE COULD GO TO.

IF THAT'S THE CASE THEN I'D LIKE TO ADD COMMUNITY VOICES FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION, BECAUSE IF ONE TRUSTEE CAN JUST SUBMIT A NAME.

THEN EVERY TRUSTEE YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO SUBMIT A NAME.

TRUSTEE, LET'S SEE WHO HASN'T SPOKEN FOR ROUND ONE.

TRUSTEE DEIGAARD.

THANK YOU, AND I THINK TRUSTEE SANTOS RAISES AN EXCELLENT POINT.

I THINK THERE COULD BE ORGANIZATIONS THAT BOARD MEMBERS ARE ENGAGED IN OR KNOW ABOUT THAT HAVE PARTICIPATED IN TRAININGS THAT MAY INCUR TRAVEL EXPENSES.

I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US TO BE AS WELL INFORMED TO SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS AS WE CAN TO THE ONE THAT TO THE QUESTION ABOUT CAN ANYBODY PARTICIPATE WITH SCHOOL BOARD PARTNERS? THEIR FELLOWS ARE FIRST AND SECOND YEAR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS.

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SO I WOULD I WOULD ENCOURAGE OUR NEW TRUSTEES ACTUALLY TO PARTICIPATE WITH THEM.

THEY DO OFFER A LOT OF SUPPORT AND DO PAY FOR A LOT OF THINGS.

BUT THEN ONGOING, ANY TRUSTEE CAN GO TO THEIR NATIONAL THEIR SMALL CONFERENCES.

THEY'RE A GREAT NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY NATIONALLY TO LEARN FROM OTHER URBAN DISTRICTS.

AND I THINK IT FOR THOSE WHO WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE ALL OF US TO CONSIDER ENGAGING WITH THEM, THEY HAVE AN EQUITY FOCUS, ANTIRACIST FOCUS.

AND SO TO ENCOURAGE ALL TO TO LOOK THEM UP.

[INAUDIBLE] WHO STILL HAS TIME? OKAY, WE'LL DO ANOTHER ROUND.

TRUSTEE BAKER.

YES I JUST WANT TO JUST SAY TO MY POINT EARLIER THAT, YOU KNOW, I DON'T HAVE A SURPLUS LIKE SOME TRUSTEES HAVE.

AND SO COMING ONTO THE BOARD AND BEING PRESENTED WITH THE FIRST CLASS OF ALMOST $3500, LEAVING YOU A BALANCE OF 1500 DOLLARS FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR.

HEAVEN, FOR HEAVEN'S SAKE.

$5,000 FOR EVERY BUDGET CYCLE IS NOT A LOT OF MONEY.

IT'S A MINUSCULE AMOUNT.

BEING HERE TODAY REQUIRED THAT I MISS WORK, YOU KNOW, MISS THINGS.

AND SO I THINK IT WAS AN EXCELLENT SUGGESTION TO CONSIDER.

AND ALSO, I'D LIKE TO CLARIFY THAT IF WE DO EXCEED OUR $5,000, I HEAR A RUMOR THAT YOU'RE GOING TO ADD MONEY FROM SOMEWHERE TO TAKE CARE OF CLASS IF YOU COME UP.

IF THAT'S THE CASE, THEN IF YOU WRITE THAT IN A POLICY THAT'LL LOOK, YOU KNOW, BETTER TO FOR AN INDIVIDUAL THAT RUNS OUT OF FUNDS.

THANK YOU. TRUSTEE SANTOS.

TO TRUSTEE BAKER'S POINT.

IS IT POSSIBLE PRESIDENT CRUZ, SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE, THAT WHEN NEW TRUSTEES COME ON THE BOARD MID-YEAR, COULD THEY MAKE THEIR BUDGETS WHOLE? I MEAN, I GET THE LOGIC THAT IT'S STILL MID-YEAR.

YOU'D HAVE TO AT LEAST TO GET THEM TO 2500.

THAT WOULD BE THE MIDPOINT.

IF THEY'RE COMING IN MIDPOINT.

MAKE THEM AT LEAST GIVE THEM 2500 OR WHATEVER SO THAT THEY DON'T FEEL LIKE I MEAN, THAT'S THAT SAME THING WITH ME.

I HAD $900 WHEN I GOT ON THE BOARD IN THE MIDSEASON OR MID-YEAR.

I'M SORRY. SO IT DOES MAKE IT A LITTLE DIFFICULT.

AND THEN MY SECOND POINT IS, SINCE YOU'RE THE ORGANIZATION THAT Y'ALL ARE PROMOTING, THEY'RE ALREADY DOING THE WORK.

THEN WHY ADD THEM? IF YOU ALL GET TO GO AND ALL THESE SCHOOL BOARD PARTNERS GET TO GO, THEN WHY ADD THEM TO THE LIST NOW IF THEY'RE ALREADY AVAILABLE? I DON'T SEE THE POINT OF THEM. I WOULD NOT LIKE TO PUT THEM ON THE LIST.

BUT THOSE ARE THE TWO THINGS.

MADAM PRESIDENT. MADAM PRESIDENT, I'M GOING TO TRY TO DO WHAT YOU ASK ME TO DO, AND THAT'S KEEP YOU FOCUSED.

THE BUDGET FOR TRUSTEE IS NOT PART OF THIS POLICY.

THAT'S A SEPARATE CONVERSATION AND A SEPARATE DECISION.

THANK YOU, DAVID. TRUSTEE DEIGAARD, ARE YOU IN THE QUEUE? YES. I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY TO TRUSTEE SANTOS POINT SCHOOL BOARD PARTNERS IS OPEN TO ANY TRUSTEE AND THEY ONLY SUPPLEMENT FUNDING FOR FIRST AND SECOND YEAR MEMBERS WHO ARE IN THEIR FELLOWS PROGRAM.

BUT THEIR CONFERENCES ARE NOT FUNDED FOR LIKE IF ANY OF YOU ALL WANT TO GO, YOU KNOW, WE WOULD HAVE TO PAY FOR IT AS A DISTRICT.

THEY WOULD PAY FOR IT.

I ACTUALLY THINK THAT THE WORK WOULD INTEREST YOU ACTUALLY.

SO I HOPE YOU WOULD LOOK INTO THEM.

WITHOUT LETTING ME. BETTY, IT'S FINE.

IT'S COMPLETELY.

IT'S IT'S FIRST.

IT'S WHAT FIRST READING IS FOR IS FOR US TO TALK THROUGH THINGS THAT COULD BE ADDED OR THINGS THAT COULD BE CHANGED OR TAKEN AWAY.

THAT'S WHY WE DO FIRST READING.

SO I'M JUST MAKING IT AS A SUGGESTION.

TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ.

YEAH. I WOULD LIKE TO SUGGEST TO THE ADMINISTRATION, I'M NOT SURE IF THIS I SEE ON THE LIST NUMBER 28, IT SAYS ANY APPROVED TAB PROVIDER.

I'M NOT SURE IF THIS ORGANIZATION IS ALREADY AN APPROVED PROVIDER, BUT WE CAN WE LOOK INTO THAT? WE'D BE GLAD TO LOOK INTO IT.

THANK YOU. BECAUSE IT FALLS UNDER THAT LIST AND IT'S FINE.

THANK YOU. SO ARE YOU SUGGESTING WE, HOLD IT.

OR YOU WANT TO VOTE FIRST READING? DO YOU WANT TO GET THE INFORMATION BEFORE WE VOTE ON FIRST READING? OKAY, GREAT.

OKAY. SO WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO THAT WAS K5.

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WE'RE NOT GOING TO VOTE ON IT.

TRUSTEES, IT'S 11.

WE HAVE GONE THROUGH FOUR ITEMS IN ONE HOUR.

WE STILL HAVE ABOUT 16.

DO YOU WANT TO TAKE A BREAK? LIKE A 5 TO 10 MINUTE BREAK NOW AND THEN ANOTHER ONE LIKE AT ONE, YOU KNOW KIND OF GO EVERY 2 HOURS.

DO YOU PREFER TO WAIT AND WAIT FOR LUNCH? I THINK LUNCH IS SUPPOSED TO BE DELIVERED BETWEEN 1130 AND 12.

GIVE THEM A FEW A LITTLE BIT TO SET UP.

WE COULD TAKE A BREAK LIKE AT 12:30.

WHAT IS YOUR PREFERENCE? TO DO A SHORT BREAK NOW ON ANOTHER MAYBE SEMI SHORT FOR LUNCH.

YOU'LL TELL ME WHAT YOU WANT.

YEAH, I AGREE WITH CATHY.

WITH TRUSTEE. SOUNDS LIKE IT'S THE CONSENSUS.

PULL THROUGH. ALL RIGHT, SO LET'S MOVE ON TO CASE SIX.

OUR NEXT ITEM HELD FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA IS ITEM SIX APPROVAL PROPOSED REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY BHD, AA LOCAL OFFICERS AND OFFICIALS DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF BOARD OFFICERS. FIRST READING.

MAY I HAVE A MOTION? SO MOVED, HERNANDEZ.

SECOND, WADE.

I HAVE A MOTION BY TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE WADE.

POINT OF ORDER, MADAM PRESIDENT.

SO WE DIDN'T HAVE TO DO ANY VOTE ON FIVE? NO, BECAUSE WE'RE WAITING TO GET INFORMATION FROM THE ADMINISTRATION.

ANY COMMENTS ON CASE SIX? NO ONES IN THE QUEUE. OH TRUSTEE GUIDRY.

YES THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT.

AND LISTEN, IT MAY HAVE BEEN ANSWERED ALREADY, BUT I GUESS THE LINE UP FOR WHO? WHO STANDS IN PLACE? WHY WAS THE SECOND VICE PRESIDENT NOT PUT IN ORDER BEFORE THE SECRETARY? AND IN THE ABSENCE OF THE BOARD PRESIDENT.

WHAT SECTION ARE YOU IN TRUSTEE GUIDRY? I AM K-6.

AND IT SPEAKS ABOUT THE ABSENCE OF THE VACANCY OF A BOARD PRESIDENT AND IN THE ABSENCE IT GOES TO THE FIRST VICE PRESIDENT WOULD STAND IN AS THE PRESIDENT, AND THEN IT SKIPS OVER THE SECOND VICE.

AND THE SECRETARY WOULD THEN STEP IN THE PLACE OF THE IF THE BOARD PRESIDENT AND THE FIRST VICE ARE NOT AVAILABLE, THEN IT JUMPS TO THE SECRETARY AS OPPOSED TO THE SECOND VICE.

AND I'M JUST WONDERING, WHERE DID THIS COME FROM OR DID ONE PERSON WRITE THIS PARTICULAR CHANGE? BECAUSE IT SEEMS LIKE ONE PERSON CAN WRITE A CHANGE TO OUR POLICIES AND IT GETS IN OUR POLICY WITHOUT DISCUSSING IT WITH THE REST OF THE BOARD.

AND MADAM PRESIDENT, IF I MAY.

GO AHEAD. A LITTLE BIT.

TO MR. GUIDRY THAT EVERYTHING THAT YOU SEE THAT IS NOT HIGHLIGHTED HAS NOT BEEN CHANGED.

SO THIS SECTION HAS NOT BEEN CHANGED BY, BY OR BY ADMINISTRATION.

SO THEN WHAT YOU'RE SUGGESTING IS THAT IT WAS ALREADY PAID? YES, MA'AM. SINCE 2006.

AND THAT WAS MY CONCERN WHEN I SENT OUT MY NOTICE TO TO THE BOARD SOMETIME, BECAUSE THERE ARE SMALLER DISTRICTS WITHIN CASTING.

THEY DON'T HAVE A SECOND ONE.

WE ACTUALLY HAVE A SECOND VICE.

AND SO OUR SECOND VICE HAS TO BE CONSIDERED IN THIS EQUATION AS WELL.

IF WE'RE LOOKING AT THOSE SMALLER WITH SEVEN BOARD MEMBERS, WE HAVE NINE BOARD MEMBERS.

SO THIS IS SOMETHING THAT MAY HAVE TO HAVE TO BE ADDRESSED SO THAT WE CAN ACKNOWLEDGE OUR SECOND VICE PRESIDENT.

MADAM PRESIDENT, GO AHEAD.

IF YOU LOOK ON PAGE ONE OF TWO, THE ORDER IN WHICH BOARD MEMBERS ARE OFFICERS ACT, THE FIRST VICE PRESIDENT ACTS IN THE ABSENCE OF THE PRESIDENT.

THE SECOND VICE PRESIDENT ACTS IN THE ABSENCE OF THE PRESIDENT OR THE FIRST VICE PRESIDENT.

I THINK TO ADDRESS TRUSTEE GUIDRY CONCERN ON PAGE TWO OF TWO ITEM, WHAT IT WOULD NOW BE TO SAY IN THE ABSENCE OF THE PRESIDENT AND THE FIRST AND SECOND VICE PRESIDENT.

SIMPLY INSERT THOSE WORDS SO THAT WHAT YOU PUT UNDER SECRETARY IS CONSISTENT WITH WHAT YOU ALREADY HAVE ON THE FIRST PAGE.

I THINK THAT CLEARS WOULD CLARIFY THE CONCERN.

OK, DID BOARD SERVICES, GET THAT SUGGESTION.

SO IN NUMBER TWO OF THE SECRETARY SECTION.

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OKAY. THANK YOU FOR CLARIFYING.

TRUSTEE BLUEFORD-DANIELS.

THANK YOU, DAVID. PLEASE VOTE ON K SIX APPROVAL OF PROPOSED REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY BY A LOCAL.

NO. OK.

7 FOR, 0 AGAINST, ZERO ABSTENTIONS.

I'M SORRY 8 FOR 0 AGAINST, ZERO ABSTENTIONS.

OUR NEXT ITEM HELD FOR FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA IS K SEVEN APPROVAL OF PROPOSED REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY E LOCAL OFFICERS AND OFFICIALS DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF DEPOSITORY FIRST READING.

MAY I HAVE A MOTION? SO MOVE SANTOS SECOND HERNANDEZ HAVE A MOTION BY TRUSTEE SANTOS IN A SECOND BY TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ ANY DISCUSSION? I DON'T KNOW. I DIDN'T WRITE DOWN.

I PULLED IT AND I HAVE MY HAND RAISED.

OH, SORRY TRUSTEE GUIDRY.

GO AHEAD. YES JUST REAL QUICK.

THE QUESTION I WROTE DOWN, WHO WILL SEE THE MONTHLY REPORTS? AND IF IT IS IF THE BOARDS ARE GOING TO REVIEW THE REPORT, CAN IT BE PLACED IN THIS POLICY REVISION? THIS ISN'T K SEVEN.

K7 SEVEN ACTUALLY IS AN UPDATE THAT REMOVES AN OUTLINE POLICY REFERENCE RELATED TO CASH DEPOSITS BY EMPLOYEES.

SO I THINK WE MAY BE LOOKING AT THE INCORRECT ONE.

IT'S B DATE A LOCAL OFFICERS AND OFFICIAL DUTIES AND REQUIREMENTS OF DEPOSITORY.

HECK IT PAID OFF.

RIGHT. AND WE'RE LOOKING AT A THIRD ONE.

YES. YEAH.

I'M SORRY. WHAT? DRAW THAT QUESTION.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? PLEASE VOTE, K7.

SORRY. 9 FOR, 0 AGAINST, ZERO ABSTENTIONS. OUR NEXT ITEM HELD FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA IS K8, APPROVAL PROPOSED REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY BDD LOCAL.

BOARD INTERNAL ORGANIZATION ATTORNEY FIRST READING MAY I HAVE A MOTION? SO MOVE SANTOS.

WE HAVE A MOTION BY TRUSTEE SANTOS AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE BLUEFORD-DANIELS.

ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS FOR MY COLLEAGUES? I HAVE ONE QUESTION.

GO AHEAD TRUSTEE GUIDRY.

THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT.

AND DAVID, I WAS JUST WONDERING HERE IT SAYS THE SUPERINTENDENT SHALL EMPLOY AN ATTORNEY.

AND MY QUESTION IS, CAN NONE ATTORNEYS ACTUALLY OVERSEE AN ATTORNEY, OR IS THAT WHY WE HAVE THE MANAGING ATTORNEY ON BOARD? JUST A LITTLE MORE EXPLANATION ABOUT K8 FOR ME, PLEASE.

IN K8 TRUSTEE GUIDRY, THIS IS A TASB UPDATE REGARDING THE AUTHORITY OF THE BOARD TO RETAIN OUTSIDE COUNSEL SPECIFICALLY AND RECEIVE LEGAL ADVICE. IN ADDITION TO CLARIFY ON THE ROLE OF THE DISTRICT'S OFFICE OF LEGAL SERVICES.

BUT IN MOST STRUCTURES THAT YOU'LL SEE ACROSS THE COUNTRY THERE ARE LEGAL COUNSEL THAT IS ON THE EXECUTIVE STAFF OR OR ON THE THE SUPERINTENDENTS CABINET THAT THE SUPERINTENDENT OVERSEES OR OR OR EVALUATES WHEN IT'S ALL SAID AND DONE.

SO THIS IS A COMMON PRACTICE, AND I THINK IT'S CONSISTENT WITH WHAT WHAT TASB HAS HERE.

AND TRUSTEE GUIDRY, IF I MAY.

IF I COULD COMMENT ON IT FOR JUST A MOMENT TO ADDRESS YOUR PARTICULAR QUESTION.

I THINK I UNDERSTAND YOUR ISSUE.

IT IS BECOMING INCREASINGLY COMMON FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

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OUR WORLD IS GROWING MORE COMPLEX, NOT LESS.

AND I THINK WE HAVE 50 SOME ODD DISTRICTS IN TEXAS THAT NOW HAVE IN-HOUSE GENERAL COUNSELS.

THEY ARE EMPLOYED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT.

THEY ANSWER TO THE SUPERINTENDENT ADMINISTRATIVELY.

THAT WOULD BE THE CASE IN ANY LARGE PUBLIC ORGANIZATIONS OR PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS.

BUT WE DO NEED TO BE CLEAR, AND I THINK THIS GOES TO YOUR POINT, THE DUTY TO GIVE UNBIASED AND IN FULL LEGAL ADVICE ALL ATTORNEYS, WHETHER EMPLOYED INTERNALLY OR EXTERNALLY.

OUR LEGAL DUTY IS TO THE DISTRICT AS AN ENTITY.

AND AND SO IT'S NOT A QUESTION OF ONE ATTORNEY INTERNALLY HAVING.

HAVING A DUTY, IF YOU WILL, THAT'S INCONSISTENT WITH OTHER ATTORNEYS THAT MIGHT BE ALSO REPRESENTING THE DISTRICT WHO ARE EXTERNAL COUNSEL.

ALL ATTORNEYS, WHETHER INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL, WOULD BE GOVERNED BY THE SAME RULES OF CONDUCT AND HAVE THE SAME LEGAL DUTY TO GIVE THAT UNFETTERED AND HONEST, FULL LEGAL ADVICE ULTIMATELY TO THE ENTITY.

BUT IT IS COMMON FOR ATTORNEYS EMPLOYED BY AN ENTITY.

THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE AN ADMINISTRATIVE BOSS OR MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE JUST LIKE ANY OTHER EMPLOYEE OF THE ENTITY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, DAVID, FOR THAT EXPLANATION AND APPRECIATE IT.

ALL RIGHT, PLEASE VOTE K EIGHT.

940 AGAINST ZERO ABSTENTIONS.

OUR NEXT ITEM HELD FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA IS K 9 APPROVAL OF PROPOSED REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY BEEF LOCAL BOARD POLICIES.

FIRST READING. WHICH ONE? I'M SORRY, K9.

SO WE'RE KIND OF WE'RE BARELY JUMPING.

AND SO IT'S K9, K10, AND THEN WE TAKE A LEAP TO K 17 AND K 19 AFTER THAT.

I'M JUST. ANY QUESTIONS, K9? OH. TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ? K NINE.

I SAW THE RESPONSE TO A Q AND A IN TERMS OF WHY COMMUNITY THE PHRASE COMMUNITY CITIZENS IS GOING TO BE REMOVED FROM THE POLICY.

CAN YOU FURTHER EXPLAIN THAT? AND THIS ONE SPECIFICALLY IS ANOTHER TASB REVISION IN TERMS OF POLICY REGARDING THE NON-RENEWAL.

WAIT A MINUTE. I'M LOOKING.

THIS IS K NINE. CORRECT.

BUT IT IS A TASK B REVISION INTENDED TO UPDATE THE DISTRICT'S POLICY REGARDING THE BOARD'S OFFICIAL POLICY MANUAL, LOCALIZED UPDATES AND TERMINOLOGY, AND THE APPLICABILITY OF STATE LAW TO THIS PARTICULAR LOCAL POLICY.

SO THE STATE LAW SAY THAT COMMUNITY EVACUATIONS ARE NOT.

IF I COULD ADDRESS I THINK YOU'RE LOOKING AT THE CHANGE UNDER POLICY DEVELOPMENT.

OBVIOUSLY, IDEAS TO UPDATE POLICIES COULD ORIGINATE IN A LOT OF PLACES.

IT COULD ORIGINATE FROM MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY OR WORKSHOPS THE BOARD ATTENDS.

I THINK THE HEADSPACE POINT HERE IS THE ACTUAL INITIATION OF A POLICY CHANGE IS ONLY MADE BY MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OR BY THE SUPERINTENDENT.

SO IDEAS MAY FLOW FROM THE COMMUNITY, BUT THE COMMUNITY DOES NOT ACTUALLY INITIATE A POLICY CHANGE.

OKAY. SOUNDS GOOD.

THANK YOU. ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? YES. BOARD PRESIDENT.

I JUST HAVE ONE QUESTION.

SO AND I ACTUALLY DIDN'T HAVE THIS ONE POOL, DAVID, BUT IN TERMS OF WHO CAN INITIATE A POLICY CHANGE, DOES IT SAY IN HERE THAT JUST ONE BOARD MEMBER CAN WRITE AN ENTIRE CHANGE TO A POLICY AND BE PLACED UP FOR US TO CONSIDER.

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THAT'S SOMETHING THAT ALL OF THE BOARD MEMBERS AT THE ONE BOARD MEMBER MAYBE CONSIDER DID PUT SOMETHING TOGETHER, TALK TO TBA TAKE THE AIR TAB.

IS THAT SOMETHING THAT SHOULD COME TO THE BOARD BEFORE IT IS SUBMITTED AS A POLICY CHANGE FOR THE ENTIRE BOARD FOR THE INITIATION OF ANY PROPOSED CHANGE? THE POLICY SPEAKS TO BOARD MEMBERS GENERICALLY.

ANY BOARD MEMBER MAY INITIATE A CHANGE IN THE SENSE OF COMING UP WITH AN IDEA, PUTTING AN IDEA FORWARD.

ULTIMATELY, OBVIOUSLY, PUTTING AN ITEM ON AN AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION BY THE FULL BOARD ULTIMATELY IS DONE EITHER BY THE BOARD, PRESIDENT AND SUPERINTENDENT OR ON REQUEST UNDER YOUR POLICY BY THREE BOARD MEMBERS, BRINGING AN ITEM FORWARD TO BE PUT ON AN AGENDA. BUT CERTAINLY ANY ONE INDIVIDUAL BOARD MEMBER CAN ORIGINATE IDEAS.

WHETHER THOSE IDEAS MOVE FORWARD AND ULTIMATELY BE INCLUDED ON AN AGENDA ARE NOT GOVERNED BY THIS POLICY.

THAT IS A DIFFERENT POLICY.

ON HOW ITEMS GET ON THE AGENDA FOR CONSIDERATION BY THE BOARD.

THANK YOU, DAVID. AND THAT IS A POLICY THAT I THINK THIS BOARD NEEDS TO ADDRESS AT SOME POINT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS.

PLEASE VOTE.

9-4-0 AGAINST ZERO ABSTENTIONS.

OKAY. NOW, OUR NEXT ITEM HELD FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA IS ITEM K TEN APPROVAL PROPOSED REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY BJ C F LOCAL SUPERINTENDENT NON RENEWAL FIRST READING.

MAY I HAVE A MOTION? SO MOVED HERNANDEZ.

I HAVE A MOTION BY TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ. AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE BAKER.

ANY DISCUSSION? K TEN. [INAUDIBLE].

PRESIDENT I PULLED THAT.

BUT I SENT A MESSAGE THAT IT NO LONGER NEEDED TO BE PULLED BY ME.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF ANOTHER TRUSTEE PULLED IT.

THANK YOU FOR CLARIFYING.

IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE IT. OK PLEASE VOTE K TEN.

ALL RIGHT, WE'RE MOVING.

9-4-0 AGAINST ZERO ABSTENTIONS.

OUR NEXT ITEM HELD FOR DISCUSSION IS K 17.

I PULLED THAT ITEM.

GO AHEAD. SO MY QUESTION HERE IS ABOUT THE WORDING ON.

THE FACT I'M JUST TRYING TO PULL IT UP REALLY QUICKLY.

I KNOW THAT WE SAY THAT OUR POLICE OFFICERS IN ON CAMPUSES TALK TO STUDENTS.

HAVE INTERACTIONS WITH STUDENTS.

BUT THEN WE'RE ALSO IN THE POLICY SAYING THAT THEY'RE NOT GOING TO GOING TO DEAL WITH CLASSROOM DISCIPLINE.

SO I'M WONDERING HOW THOSE TWO THINGS TIE IN TOGETHER.

SO I KNOW THAT THERE'S A LOT OF DISCUSSION AROUND HOW WRAPAROUND SPECIALISTS WORK IN TERMS OF WHAT THEIR DUTIES ARE AND WHAT THEY ARE ASSIGNED TO DO.

SO I'M JUST WONDERING WHAT THE THOUGHTS BEHIND THIS ARE, AND MAYBE I THINK IT COULD BE A LITTLE BIT MORE CLEAR.

WHAT I CAN SAY IS THAT OUR OFFICERS DO NOT HAVE THE JURISDICTION TO MOVE FORWARD AND DEAL WITH THE ACTUAL EXECUTION OF DISCIPLINE. THAT IS THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE ADMINISTRATION AT THE SCHOOLS GENERALLY DEANS, ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS AND PRINCIPALS THAT HANDLE SO WHILE THERE MAY BE A SAFETY ISSUE, FIGHT OR WHATNOT, THE EXPECTATION IS FOR OFFICERS TO CALM THE PEACE AND ENSURE THAT THOSE STUDENTS ARE ESSENTIALLY TAKEN TO ADMINISTRATION SO THAT ADMINISTRATION CAN HANDLE THE ACTUAL DISCIPLINE OF THOSE SCENARIOS.

NOW, POLICE OFFICERS DO PROVIDE A WRITTEN REPORT THAT GENERALLY WILL BE A PART OF THAT EITHER INVESTIGATION OR THAT FILE THAT GOES TO THE ADMINISTRATION TO GIVE INSIGHT AROUND WHAT THAT DISCIPLINE COULD

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END UP BEING. SO MY CONCERN IS JUST ABOUT LIKE THOSE EXTRA DUTIES THAT POLICE OFFICERS MAY HAVE.

AND I KNOW THAT SOME OF THEM LIKE LEAD, YOU KNOW, A CIRCLE OR SEL GROUP, SOME OF THOSE TYPES OF THINGS.

AND THAT I'M JUST TRYING TO ENSURE THAT THIS POLICY IS NOT REMOVING ANY OF THOSE EXTRA, YOU KNOW, SIDE LIKE NOT NECESSARILY POLICE FUNCTIONS.

I SEE WHAT YOU'RE SAYING. YEAH, I DIDN'T SEE IT FROM THAT STANDPOINT.

I DON'T THINK OUR ADMINISTRATION SAW IT FROM PROHIBITING THE OUR OFFICERS TO BE A SUPPORT SYSTEM EMOTIONALLY FROM A WRAPAROUND STANDPOINT AT ALL.

JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT BECAUSE I KNOW THAT WRAP AROUNDS HAVE A LOT OF WIGGLE ROOM WITH THEIR.

ACTUAL JOB RESPONSIBILITIES AND IT'S CAMPUS BY CAMPUS AND WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS DOESN'T PROHIBIT OUR OFFICERS FROM LEADING SOME TYPE OF EXTRA RESPONSIBILITY IN TERMS OF.

SO STUDENT CIRCLES.

TRUSTEE WADE.

I AGREE WITH DANI 100%.

THAT'S A WONDERFUL RECOMMENDATION.

IT PROTECTS EVERYBODY AND IT'S A BENEFIT TO ALL.

SO THANK YOU FOR THAT.

I APPRECIATE THAT. GOOD CATCH OR CLARIFICATION NOT? THEY CAN DO THESE THINGS.

WE'RE ABSOLUTELY OPEN TO TO THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT MIGHT STRENGTHEN THIS POLICY'S ABILITY TO ALLOW OFFICERS TO.

SO IF THERE ARE RECOMMENDATIONS ON THE TABLE, PLEASE BRING THEM FORWARD.

OTHERWISE, WE CAN CREATIVELY COME UP WITH SOMETHING TO ACCOMMODATE.

OKAY. SO ARE WE HOLDING THIS OR THEY'RE BRINGING IT FOR SECOND READING OK.

SO I REALIZED THANK YOU BOARDS SERVICES THAT I DIDN'T WE DIDN'T HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND IF WE'RE HOLDING IT, DO WE STILL NEED TO DO A MOTION AND A SECOND? JUST LEAVE IT. SO THAT WAS K 17, IS THAT CORRECT? AND I REALIZED I HELD THE WRONG ONE INSTEAD OF K 19.

I MEANT K 12.

SO WITH NO OBJECTION, IF WE CAN GO BACK TO THAT ONE INSTEAD OF K 19, SO, SO K 12 IS APPROVAL OF PROPOSED REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY B Q A LOCAL PLANNING AND DECISION MAKING PROCESS DISTRICT LEVEL FIRST READING.

MAY I HAVE A MOTION.

SO MOVED. SECOND HERNANDEZ.

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

ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? OK SO I HAD SUBMITTED A QUESTION AND IT'S IN THE Q&A BECAUSE I SEE THAT ON PAGE TWO OF FOUR K 12 SORRY, ON PAGE TWO OF FOUR AT THE VERY BOTTOM WHERE IT SAYS ELECTIONS, IT SAYS MEMBERS MAY BE REELECTED AND MAY NOT SERVE MORE THAN TWO CONSECUTIVE TERMS, BUT IT DOESN'T LIST SPECIFICALLY IN THE POLICY HOW LONG THE TERM IS.

AND THE ANSWER THAT WAS IN THE Q&A, IT SAID THE ACTUAL TERM IS ONE YEAR FROM JANUARY TO DECEMBER.

AND I WOULD LIKE TO ACTUALLY PROPOSE THAT THE TERM BE TWO YEARS JUST BECAUSE, LIKE ANYTHING ELSE, THERE'S ALWAYS A LEARNING CURVE.

AND I THINK THIS GIVES OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBERS TO KIND OF.

YOU KNOW, HAVE A YEAR OF LEARNING AND THEN A YEAR LONGER AND THEN STILL BE ABLE TO SERVE TWO TERMS, I THINK, AT THAT.

OR ANY OBJECTIONS TO ADDING THAT LANGUAGE? SURE. TRUSTEE.

BLUEFORD-DANIELS. I AGREE WITH YOU.

I THINK THEY NEED TO IT NEEDS TO BE EXTENDED.

BUT I ALSO WANT TO ASK I'D LIKE TO SEE THAT VERBIAGE, BUT I ALSO WANT TO ASK THAT EVEN IF IT REMAINED ONE YEAR, THEN THE SAME PERSON COULD BE APPOINTED YEAR AFTER YEAR FOR.

WELL, OKAY, LET'S DO IT LIKE THAT.

I'M SORRY. THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE. DEIGAARD.

SO JUST TO CLARIFY, AS IT'S WRITTEN OR PROPOSED CURRENTLY A TERM IS ONE YEAR, TWO CONSECUTIVE YEARS OR BE A TOTAL OF TWO YEARS.

WHAT YOU'RE PROPOSING WOULD BE A TOTAL OF FOUR YEARS, CORRECT.

THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT.

SO IF WE CAN ADD THAT LANGUAGE TO SECOND READING.

THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT.

SO OUR NEXT ITEM HELD, ARE YOU GOING TO DO? WE NEED TO. I ASKED IF THERE WERE ANY OBJECTIONS, BUT IF YOU.

YEAH. OKAY, LET'S. YEAH.

I MOVE THAT WE ADD THE LANGUAGE TO SPECIFY HOW LONG THE TERM IS TO BE A TERM OF TWO YEARS.

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SO A MOTION BY TRUSTEE CRUZ AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE WADE, PLEASE VOTE.

AND WE'RE VOTING ON THE MOTION.

TO ADD THE LANGUAGE? YES. AND I THINK WE LOST JUST [INAUDIBLE] ABSTENTIONS.

AND THEN NOW WE NEED TO VOTE ON THE ACTUAL ITEM.

CORRECT. SO THIS IS ITEM K 12 APPROVAL PROPOSED REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY, BQ, LOCAL PLANNING AND DECISION MAKING PROCESS.

AND WE ALREADY HAD A MOTION IN A SECOND, SO PLEASE VOTE ON THE ACTUAL ITEM.

8-4-0 AGAINST ZERO ABSTENTIONS.

OUR NEXT ITEM HELD FOR DISCUSSION IS K 22.

K 19.

OH, I WAS THE ONE THAT HAD PULLED K 19.

I DON'T KNOW IF ANYBODY ELSE HAD A QUESTION BECAUSE I HAD MIXED IT UP WITH K 12.

SO. K 22 IS APPROVAL OF PROPOSED REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY DB D LOCAL EMPLOYMENT REQUIREMENTS AND RESTRICTIONS CONFLICT OF INTEREST FIRST READING.

MAY I HAVE A MOTION SO MOVED ON THIS AND I HAVE A MOTION BY TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE BLUEFORD-DANIELS COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS.

K 22 I PULLED THIS ITEM.

GO AHEAD. SO I THINK THAT THIS ITEM IS MISSING A LITTLE BIT OF CLARIFICATION ON HOW EMPLOYEES WOULD INITIATE THE PROCESS FOR SUBMITTING A CONFLICT OF INTEREST FORM.

AND I ALSO THINK THAT THERE SHOULD BE SOME TYPE OF TIMEFRAME FOR SUBMITTING THIS CONFLICT OF INTEREST FORM.

AND I DON'T SEE EITHER OF THOSE IN THE POLICY WANTING TO KNOW WHAT THE RECOMMENDATION IS FROM OUR LEGAL.

WELL, JUST TO ADD TO THAT, THE ORIGINAL INTENT OF THIS PARTICULAR TASB POLICY WAS TO ADD ADDITIONAL REFERENCE REVISIONS ALIGNED TO CONFLICT OF INTEREST POLICY AND FEDERAL GRANTS AND AWARDS, ESPECIALLY THAT LAST POINT.

JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE YOU GUYS WERE UP TO SPEED ON THAT.

K 22 SO TWO THINGS I WANTED TO ASK ARE LEGAL.

ONE. DO YOU THINK THAT THERE SHOULD BE A TIME FRAME WRITTEN IN THE POLICY FOR WHEN AN EMPLOYEE HAS TO SUBMIT A CONFLICT OF INTEREST FORM AND.

JUST SOME CLARIFICATION IN THE POLICY OF HOW TO SUBMIT A CONFLICT OF INTEREST FORM.

TRUSTEE I'M LOOKING AT YOUR POLICIES RIGHT NOW.

YOU DO HAVE A REGULATION AND AN EXHIBIT THAT GO WITH THESE POLICIES.

AND I WAS ACTUALLY LOOKING, AS YOU WERE RAISING THE QUESTION ABOUT WHAT IS THE SPECIFIC PROCESS LOOK LIKE TO SEE IF THAT WAS ADDRESSED IN EITHER THE REGULATION OR THE EXHIBIT.

AND WE WERE NOT IN WE DID NOT REVIEW THIS ONE.

SO I'LL DEFER TO ADMINISTRATION.

IF SOMEBODY ALREADY KNOWS THE ANSWER TO THAT.

MR. GRANT SKINNER. I WOULD JUST SAY WE CAN REVIEW THIS AND CONSIDER WHAT IS WHAT FEELS APPROPRIATE FOR THE POLICY VERSUS THE REGULATION.

I DON'T HAVEN'T LOOKED AT THE REGULATION TODAY TO SEE WHAT SPECIFICITY IS THERE IS A PROCESS.

THERE'S A FORM.

AND WE'LL ALSO CONSIDER WHETHER IT MIGHT BE APPROPRIATE FOR THE POLICY.

JUST BE SPECIFIC ABOUT A TIME.

OKAY. THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE SANTOS.

THANK YOU. PRESIDENT CRUZ SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE AND I GUESS THIS QUESTION MIGHT BE TO DAVID, BUT IN THIS POLICY, SINCE WE WANT TO STRENGTHEN OR THIS BOARD MEMBERS PREFERENCE TO STRENGTHEN.

CONFLICTS LIKE THE POLICIES THAT ARE GOVERNING OUR ETHICS.

IS IT GERMANE TO SAY THAT WE COULD HAVE, LIKE THE REPERCUSSIONS IF SOMEBODY VIOLATES THESE POLICIES WOULD BE LIKE IMMEDIATE TERMINATION ONCE REVIEWED BY THE COMMITTEE? NORMALLY THAT WOULD BE ADDRESSED AGAIN IN A DIFFERENT POLICY.

YOU HAVE POLICIES SPECIFICALLY GOVERNING, NON-RENEWAL, TERMINATION.

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AND I BELIEVE IF THERE WERE A VIOLATION OF THESE, THAT WOULD DEFINITELY RISE TO THE LEVEL OF BEING APPROPRIATE FOR NON-RENEWAL AND DEPENDING ON THE SEVERITY, CERTAINLY COULD CONSTITUTE GOOD CAUSE FOR IMMEDIATE TERMINATION.

THANK YOU, DAVID. WOULD BE ADDRESSED AT THAT POLICY, NOT THIS POLICY.

THANK YOU, DAVID. AND SUPERINTENDENT HOWES, I'D LIKE TO PUT IN A REFERRAL FOR THAT POLICY.

THAT POLICY THAT DAVID'S TALKING ABOUT, TO REVIEW THAT, TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE ALL OUR DUCKS IN A ROW AND THAT MR. GRANT SKINNERS HAS WHAT HE NEEDS TO BE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD QUICKLY WITH ANY CONFLICTS OF.

INTERESTS THAT ARE NOT BEING ADHERED TO.

THANK YOU. DULY NOTED.

TRUSTEE. BLUEFORD-DANIELS.

THANK YOU. MINE ARE MINOR.

THAT'S IT'S ACTUALLY ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT I INITIALLY TALKED ABOUT WITH ALL THE POLICIES WAS, OF COURSE, THIS IS AND THIS IS WHY I'M CONCERNED WITH IT. OFFICE OF TALENT, YOU KNOW, AND I LIKE YOU, JEREMY DOUBLE NAMED JEREMY GRANT SKINNER.

BUT AS WE MOVE ON PAGE.

OH TWO OF TWO OF THIS POLICY WHERE IT SAYS WHERE IT'S STRICKEN FOR HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT, OFFICE OF TALENT, HUMAN RESOURCES FALLS UNDER THE OFFICES OF TALENT AND RIGHT.

AND FOR THE MOST PART, GENERALLY, EVERY ORGANIZATION RECOGNIZES HUMAN RESOURCES.

SO I WOULD SUGGEST HAVING HUMAN RESOURCES REMAIN AS OPPOSED TO OFFICE OF TALENT, BECAUSE AGAIN, THAT NAME CHANGE OFFICER OF TALENT COULD BE, YEAH, SUBJECT TO CHANGE, BUT IT'S GOING TO ALWAYS BE FALL UNDER HUMAN RESOURCES.

[INAUDIBLE].

BUT DIDN'T THE PREVIOUS ONE JUST SAY THAT IT HAS TO BE RENAMED OFFICER DIDN'T TASB OR SOMEBODY JUST READ THAT.

SORRY, LET ME FIND IT.

I THOUGHT I'M AGREEING WITH YOU THAT IT WOULDN'T HURT TO HAVE BOTH IN CASE.

BUT I THOUGHT, IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY AND CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG, SOMEWHERE ALONG THERE IT SAYS THAT IT CHANGES TO TALENT OFFICER.

YEAH, I DIDN'T SEE THAT. AND THAT'S CONCERNING FOR ME.

I AGREE.

I FEEL. LET ME GET TO THAT.

FIND IT. IF I CAN FIND IT, IF ANYONE ELSE CAN, PLEASE CORRECT ME.

MAYBE IT'S THE POLICY BEFORE.

LET'S SEE. UPDATING CREDENTIALS.

ALL EMPLOYEES HAVE EARNED CERTIFICATES, ENDORSEMENTS OR DEGREES OF HIGHER RANK SINCE THE PREVIOUS SCHOOL YEARS.

FILE WITH THEM. THAT'S TALENT.

HOLD ON, TRUSTEE WADE.

I'M GOING TO HAVE TO FIND IT.

TRUST. THANK YOU.

I THINK WHAT YOU'RE SEEING.

TRUSTEE WADE. IS JUST IN THE RATIONALE.

IN THE RATIONALE, WE SAY THAT IT'S ACTUALLY THE ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDING CHANGING THE LANGUAGE.

AND I WOULD SAY WE CAN CONSIDER WHAT MAKES SENSE ACROSS POLICIES.

I THINK THE WAY IT WAS WRITTEN, IT'S REFERRING IN LIKE AS A PROPER NOUN TO A DEPARTMENT THAT DOESN'T EXIST.

THERE IS NO HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT.

AND THEREFORE WE WERE TRYING TO REMOVE AND A REFERENCE TO SOMETHING THAT ISN'T CURRENT.

I HEAR THE POINT THAT WE'RE INTRODUCING A NEW PROPER NOUN THAT ALSO IS CURRENT NOW BUT MAY NOT BE IN THE FUTURE.

SO WE CAN CONSIDER HOW TO BE MORE GENERALIZED.

YEAH, AND THAT'S WHAT'S CONCERNING BECAUSE LIKE I SAID, EVEN FIVE YEARS FROM NOW, TEN YEARS FROM NOW, EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES.

EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT FOR THE MOST PART, THAT UMBRELLA.

AND SO I'M JUST CONCERNED WITH TAKING THAT HUMAN RESOURCE VERBIAGE OUT AND PUT IN DEPARTMENT OF OF TALENTS.

I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THE ORGANIZATIONAL CHART IS.

TRUSTEE DEIGAARD I JUST WANTED TO GIVE MY COLLEAGUES THE COURTESY OF LETTING L KNOW THAT AFTER THIS ITEM I AM GOING HOME.

I HAVE A SICK KID AND I HAVE ANOTHER KID TO PACK FOR COLLEGE, SO I WOULD LOVE TO STAY HERE WITH YOU ALL DAY.

BUT I'M GOING TO HAVE TO GO BE MOM.

TRUSTEE BAKER I JUST WANT TO SAY I CONCUR WITH TRUSTEE BLUEFORD-DANIELS.

THOSE TITLES ITSELF ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITH ADMINISTRATION.

MADAM PRESIDENT, IF YOU CHANGE IT TO SUPERINTENDENT OR DESIGNEE, I THINK THE REGULATION THEN ADDRESSES THE MORE DETAIL WHICH COULD CHANGE FROM TIME TO TIME, WHEREAS IT DID SO IN THE INSTEAD OF OFFICE OF TALENT, IT WOULD BE SUPERINTENDENT AND OR HIS DESIGNEE. OK DID BOARD SERVICES CAPTURE THAT? AND IF I CAN INSERT SOMETHING RIGHT HERE, I MEAN, THE SUPERINTENDENT IS ENLIGHTENING ME GENERATIONALLY THAT THE VERBIAGE CHANGES SOMETIMES, AND THAT'S WHAT THEY WERE SAYING.

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IS THAT RIGHT, DANI? YEAH, SAY SOMETHING DIFFERENT THAN.

I WOULD SAY. IF THE VERBIAGE IS GOING TO CHANGE.

THERE NEEDS TO BE MASSIVE COMMUNICATION AROUND THAT FOR YOUNGER PEOPLE.

WHERE IS MAX. HE'S RIGHT, OK.

BUT I'M GOOD WITH IT EITHER WAY, ESPECIALLY IF IT'S GENERATIONAL BECAUSE I AM A BABY BOOMER.

NO PROBLEM WITH THAT. SO THANK YOU, MR. SUPERINTENDENT. TRUSTEE BAKER? OK THANK YOU SO TRUSTEE WADE.

SO I WOULD AGREE WITH THE AMENDING LANGUAGE THAT MAYBE SAYS SUPERINTENDENT AND DESIGNEE, AND THAT WAY IT CAN MOVE ACROSS.

OWNERSHIP. THAT'S FAIR.

OK PLEASE VOTE ON K 22.

DANI. 8-4-0 AGAINST ZERO ABSTENTIONS.

OUR NEXT ITEM HELD FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA IS K 24 APPROVAL OF PROPOSED REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY AND LOCAL EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES AT WILL EMPLOYMENT FIRST READING. MAY I HAVE A MOTION? SO MOVE SANTOS OH, SORRY.

OKAY. BEFORE WE MOVE ON, I ACTUALLY VOTED ON THAT PARTICULAR, THE ONE THAT JUST PASSED.

SO I LIKE THE RECORD TO REFLECT THAT.

I DID HAVE MY THUMB UP ON THAT.

AND THEN THAT WAS FOR K 22.

YES, MA'AM. THANK YOU.

AND THEN FOR PRESIDENT AND MY COLLEAGUES, I AM ACTUALLY IN WASHINGTON, D.C., MOVING MY DAUGHTER INTO DORM SO I ALSO WILL BE EXCUSING MYSELF AT THIS POINT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL OF THE WORK YOU'VE DONE ON THESE POLICIES.

TRUSTEE ELLEN.

YES. 24.

DID WE DO A MOTION AND A SECOND ON 24? YES, WE DID. OK OK MY QUESTION ON THE Q&A PACKET, PAGE 87 K 24 UNDER THE SECTION THAT SAYS ASSIGNMENT AND EVALUATION.

THAT LINE UNDER ASSIGNMENT.

EVALUATION ON THAT SECOND PARAGRAPH SAYS EVALUATION OF EDITORIAL EMPLOYEES SHALL BE CONDUCTED BY THE PRINCIPAL OR SUPERVISOR IN ACCORDANCE WITH DISTRICT PRACTICE.

MY QUESTION WAS.

DOES THAT DELETE? DOES THAT DELETION MEAN THAT AT WILL EMPLOYEES WILL BE EVALUATED? THE ANSWER WAS LOOK INTO DNC READS.

CAN I GET A YES OR NO? YES. THEY WILL BE EVALUATED.

YES.

YOU CAN GET AN ANSWER AND YES, THEY'LL BE EVALUATED.

OKAY. AND THEN THE SECOND ONE THAT SAYS.

IT'S UNDER THE REASONABLE ASSURANCE ONE.

MY QUESTION WAS, DOES THIS DELETION MEAN THAT AT WILL EMPLOYEES SHOULD AUTOMATICALLY ASSUME THEY ARE EMPLOYED? THE CHIEF GRANT-SKINNER.

I APOLOGIZE. OUR RESPONSE WAS IT WASN'T MORE RESPONSIVE.

SO WE REFERRED TO C R F LOCAL THIS ALMOST EXACTLY.

I JUST NEED A YES OR NO.

IT'S ALMOST THE EXACT LANGUAGE THAT'S HERE.

AND NO, THEY SHOULD NOT THEY SHOULD KNOW THAT THEY WILL BE ISSUED A LETTER OF REASONABLE ASSURANCE IF THE DISTRICT EXPECTS THAT THEIR SERVICES WILL BE NEEDED THE NEXT YEAR.

THANK YOU. PLEASE VOTE.

ITEM K 24.

7-4-0 AGAINST ZERO ABSTENTIONS.

OUR NEXT ITEM HELD IS K 26.

SOME MOVED HERNANDEZ.

APPROVAL OF PROPOSED REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY.

DEC LOCAL COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS LEAVES AND ABSENCES FIRST READING.

WE HAVE A MOTION BY TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE BAKER.

TRUSTEE BAKER. YES, I PULLED THAT BECAUSE I'VE BEEN GETTING OVERWHELMING OUTCRY FROM EMPLOYEES AND AS WELL AS THE PUBLIC, BUT MOSTLY EMPLOYEES.

ON PAGE 104, WHY ARE WE REMOVING REMOVING THE ASSAULT LEAD?

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BECAUSE I THINK THAT'S IT'S CRITICAL FOR THE EMPLOYEES TO KNOW.

AND IT ALSO IS CRITICAL FOR ME TO KNOW WHEN WHEN THAT OCCURS.

I THOUGHT THAT WAS A GREAT IDEA AND ALSO CERTAINLY WHY WE WERE FUNEREALLY.

BECAUSE EVERY GOVERNMENT ENTITY.

THAT'S USUALLY THERE AND THAT'S USUALLY GRANTED.

WITH ESPECIALLY WITH IN THE EVENT OF THOSE SIBLINGS AND YOUR SPOUSE AND ALL THE THINGS THAT YOU HAVE LISTED, WHY IS THAT SCRATCHED OUT WHY THOSE TWO SCRATCHED OUT, PLEASE? CHIEF GRANT SKINNER. I APPRECIATE THE QUESTION AND I'LL SAY FOR I KNOW BOARD MEMBERS HAVE NO LIST BUT JUST FOR THE PUBLIC WOULD SAY A LOT OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT YOU'RE SEEING TODAY ARE ESSENTIALLY CLEANUP OF POLICIES WHERE TASB HAS MADE RECOMMENDATIONS ABOUT HOW IT IS APPROPRIATE FOR OUR POLICIES TO LOOK WHAT LIVES IN THE LEGAL POLICY VERSUS THE LOCAL POLICY VERSUS REGULATION.

AND THIS IS SIMPLY ONE OF THOSE CASES.

DEC LEGAL ALREADY HAS LANGUAGE ABOUT THE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PROVIDING ASSAULT LEAVE.

WE FOLLOW THOSE.

IT'S ALIGNED WITH WHAT'S HERE.

IT'S JUST REDUNDANT FOR THE LANGUAGE TO ALSO LIVE IN OUR LOCAL POLICY.

SO IT IS A CLEAN UP REMOVAL THAT DOESN'T SAY ANYTHING ABOUT OUR PRACTICE.

WE CONTINUE TO OFFER ASSAULT, LEAVE WHERE IT'S APPLICABLE.

AND HOW ABOUT FUNEREALLY LEAVE? YES, THAT'S TRUE. AND I THINK WHAT YOU'RE SEEING THERE WITH FUNEREALLY LEAVE THERE IS I THINK THE.

SHOWING YOU THE DELETIONS AND THE ADDITIONS, IT CAN BE OVERWHELMING.

YOU SEE 16 PAGES, BUT THERE IS SEPARATE LANGUAGE IN HERE THAT RETAINS FUNEREALLY LEAVE.

SO AGAIN, IT IS THIS IS MOSTLY TASB RECOMMENDING THAT THIS POLICY BE CLARIFIED, BE CLEARER.

SO THERE AREN'T SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES REPRESENTED HERE.

IT IS JUST MOVING THINGS AROUND.

AND AGAIN, FOR FUNEREALLY LEAVE, YES, IT STILL EXISTS AND IT SHOWS UP STILL AS AN ADDITION SOMEWHERE ELSE ON ANOTHER PAGE, WHICH I CAN FIND IF YOU GIVE ME A MOMENT, COULD YOU TAKE.

THANK YOU. I SEE THE BOARD SERVICES HAS PULLED IT UP, SO IT SHOWS UP ON PAGE SEVEN OF THIS POLICY.

AND SO IT HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM ONE PLACE OF THE POLICY AND INSERTED INTO ANOTHER PLACE.

SO IT'S FORMATTING.

IT IS STILL THERE.

OKAY. SO FOR THE RECORD, FOR THE EMPLOYEES ASSAULT LEAVE STILL EXISTS.

CORRECT. OKAY. THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE. HERNANDEZ.

SO MY QUESTION IS ON PAGE NINE OF 16 PACKET PAGE 102, THERE IS A COMBINE LEAVE FOR SPOUSES.

WHY ARE WE ONLY DOING 12 WEEKS FOR SPOUSES WHEN THERE IS A BIRTH, ADOPTION OR PLACEMENT OF A CHILD? WELL. CHIEF GRANT SKINNER.

ONCE AGAIN.

TRUSTEE. I DON'T BELIEVE THAT WE'RE INTRODUCING ANYTHING NEW HERE, BUT RATHER EXPLAINING WHAT OUR CURRENT PRACTICE IS.

OUR EFFORT HERE WAS TO CLARIFY THE POLICY, NOT TO INTRODUCE, SUBSTANTIVE CHANGES.

AND THIS IS PRETTY CONSISTENT WITH WHAT MOST SCHOOL DISTRICTS FOLLOW.

IS THERE A RATIONALE BEHIND IT? I FEEL LIKE THAT'S DISENFRANCHISING AN EMPLOYEE GIVING THEM LESS THAN WHAT THEY'RE ENTITLED TO BECAUSE OF WHO THEY'RE MARRIED TO.

WE CAN REVIEW THAT.

SORRY. WE WILL REVIEW.

OKAY. WE CAN JUST HOLD IT AND WE'LL REVIEW IT.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

SO THAT WAS K 26.

CORRECT. THAT WILL HOLD ALRIGHT.

OH I'M SORRY YOU DID.

TRUSTEE BLUEFORD-DANIELS AND THANK YOU FOR TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ FOR THAT BECAUSE THAT WAS GOING TO BE MY RECOMMENDATION THAT WE PULL IT AND FURTHER DISCUSS IT.

AND THE REASON PART OF THE REASON WHY TWO IS THAT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE.

MY CURIOSITY WAS IF THIS COINCIDES WITH THE CONTRACTS THAT THE TEACHERS ARE BEING SIGNED THAT ARE THAT THEY ARE SIGNING, I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT IT'S EQUATES TO WHATEVER THEY'RE REVIEWING ONCE THEY SIGN UP THEIR CONTRACTS, SIGNED CONTRACTS.

SO I WANT TO LOOK AT IT AND CLEAN IT UP.

PREFER TO DISCUSS IT, EVEN IF IN CLOSED SESSION.

I'D LIKE TO FURTHER DISCUSS IT.

SO, YES, LET'S PULL IT, PLEASE.

SO OUR NEXT ITEM HELD FOR DISCUSSION IS K 31.

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APPROVAL OF PROPOSED REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY D D FCA LOCAL CONTINUING CONTRACTS SUSPENSION TERMINATION.

FIRST READING. MAY I HAVE A MOTION? WE HAVE A MOTION BY TRUSTEE.

AND ON THIS IN A SECOND BY TRUSTEE BAKER.

MADAM PRESIDENT, THIS IS SIMPLY A TERMINOLOGY CHANGE TO BE REVISION.

NO LONGER UTILIZING THE TERMINOLOGY REMOVED WITHOUT WITHOUT PAY.

BUT ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE IS.

IS WHAT THE POLICY WILL READ MOVING FORWARD.

ANY QUESTIONS? K 31 YOU GOT SO MANY BEER BOTTLES.

TRUSTEE BAKER. YOU'RE FAMILIAR WITH THAT TERM? ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE. JUST WANT TO KNOW WHAT ABOUT WHEN YOU SUSPEND WITHOUT PAY? IS IT STILL ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY? THAT IS CORRECT. THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE. ONE CORRECTION ON THAT.

THERE IS A PLACE IN THE STATUTE THAT SAYS SUSPENSION WITHOUT PAY, BUT DISTRICTS RARELY USE THAT.

YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH AN EXTENSIVE HEARING PROCESS TO USE IT.

SO FOR OUR PURPOSES, IT WOULD BE ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE IF A PERSON IS REASSIGNED, PENDING AN INVESTIGATION, ETC.

IT WOULD BE ADMINISTRATIVELY.

WHAT WOULD BE THE REASON.

MAYBE BE AN ACCUSATION THAT AN EMPLOYEE ENGAGED IN SOME MISCONDUCT? AND SO WHILE THE INVESTIGATION IS PENDING, THE PERSON IS PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE WITH PAY.

IT'S NOT A SUSPENSION, REALLY.

THAT'S KIND OF A MISNOMER BECAUSE NO DETERMINATION HAS BEEN MADE YET.

SO IT'S MORE APPROPRIATE TO SAY ADMINISTRATIVELY.

BUT. THINK SIX, INCLUDING THIS ONE.

TRUSTEE. ALLEN.

THANK YOU. MY QUESTION IS ON THE PAGE ONE PACKET, PAGE 123 IN THE SECTION CALLED REDUCTION IN FORCE.

MY QUESTION ON THE Q&A.

I HAD A QUESTION ABOUT THE FACT THAT CONTINUING CONTRACT.

PEOPLE. [INAUDIBLE] 31.

THE. CAN BE RIFFED.

MY QUESTION IS IT'S THE ANSWER WAS THE TEXAS EDUCATION CODE 21.1 57 ALLOWS FOR CONTINUING CONTRACT EMPLOYEES TO BE RELEASED FROM EMPLOYMENT BY A DISTRICT AT THE END OF A SCHOOL YEAR BECAUSE OF NECESSARY REDUCTION OF PERSONNEL.

SO MY QUESTION WAS.

THEY PUT THE LAW ON THERE.

BUT I BASICALLY HAD A QUESTION WAS WHEN YOU SAY NECESSARY REDUCTION OF PERSONNEL.

IF THAT PERSON IS A TEACHER AND IS RIFFED FROM A CAMPUS THAT HAS AND THAT PERSON, THE PERSON THAT WAS RIFFED HAS A CONTINUING CONTRACT. DOES THAT PERSON AND YOU SAY AND THE ANSWER IS NECESSARY REDUCTION OF PERSONNEL.

IF THERE IS A LIKE IF YOU HAVE A FOURTH GRADE TEACHER, YOU DON'T NEED IT AND YOU DON'T THAT THAT FOURTH GRADE PERSON HAS TO GO.

DOES NECESSARY REDUCTION OF PERSON.

THEY STILL LOSE THEIR JOB IF THERE'S A FOURTH GRADE APPLICANT OVER AT AN OPENING AT ANOTHER SCHOOL.

CHIEF GRANT SKINNER OR KIND OF WHAT IS NECESSARY? WE'LL LET LEGAL OK SHARE SOME INSIGHT HERE.

YOU MAY RECALL THAT EVERY SPRING, I THINK AROUND THE MARCH BOARD MEETING, WE BRING FORWARD TO YOU THE REDUCTION IN FORCE AGENDA ITEMS FOR BOTH CONTINUING CONTRACT AND TERM CONTRACTS.

THIS PAST YEAR, IF I RECALL CORRECTLY, THE BOARD VOTED NOT TO IDENTIFY ANY SPECIFIC AREAS FOR CONTINUING CONTRACT EMPLOYEES, BUT FOR TERM CONTRACT EMPLOYEES.

WE DID HAVE SOME AREAS IDENTIFIED.

SO I GUESS THE SHORT ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION IS THAT IT WOULD ALWAYS COME BACK TO THE BOARD ON A DECISION FOR A REDUCTION IN FORCE OF A CONTINUING CONTRACT TEACHER, DEPENDING ON WHAT THE CIRCUMSTANCES ARE.

I KNOW THAT MR. GRANT SKINNER AND HIS STAFF WORKED DILIGENTLY AND HIS PREDECESSORS DID, TO PLACE TEACHERS MUCH MORE SO THAN WE USED TO IN THE PAST.

WE WOULD ISSUE THE NOTIFICATION OF REDUCTION IN FORCE, AND THEN AT THE END WE'D ISSUE THEM ANOTHER LETTER SAYING, OKAY, YOU'RE REINSTATED, AND WE HAVE STOPPED THAT

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PRACTICE AND EVERYBODY IS KIND OF PUT IN A POOL AND WE PLUG THEM IN WHERE THE VACANCIES ARE.

SO YOU MAY GET MOVED AROUND IF YOUR CAMPUS DOESN'T NEED THAT FOURTH GRADE TEACHER FOR THE FOP FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR, YOU MAY BE MOVED AROUND TO ANOTHER CAMPUS THAT DOES THAT.

AND I THINK WITH THAT ANSWER, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I THINK CHIEF SKINNER HAS SOME ADDITIONAL INSIGHT.

I ONLY WANTED TO ADD TO THE LEGAL RESPONSE THAT FOR THE BOARD'S REFERENCE FOR OTHER EMPLOYEES WHO ARE UNDER CONTRACT, OUR SUPERVISORS WITH THE OFFICE OF TALENT AND THE LEGAL OFFICE CONSIDER A VARIETY OF CRITERIA.

THEY CONSIDER PERFORMANCE.

MOST OF ALL, THEY CONSIDER EXTRA DUTIES.

THEY CONSIDER SENIORITY.

THEY CONSIDER PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND QUALIFICATIONS.

AND ALL WE ARE SAYING HERE IS THAT WE THE POLICY ALIGNS WITH THE AUTHORITY THAT THE LAW GIVES US TO INCLUDE EMPLOYEES ON A CONTINUING CONTRACT IN THAT ASSESSMENT.

AND I WOULD SAY FROM A FROM AN ADMINISTRATIVE PERSPECTIVE, IF WE DO NOT USE THAT AUTHORITY, IT MEANS THAT WE WILL PRIORITIZE KEEPING SOMEONE BASED ON THEIR CONTRACT STATUS OVER THEIR PERFORMANCE AND WHAT THEY'RE PROVIDING TO OUR STUDENTS.

OKAY. I WAS SATISFIED WHEN SHE SAID THE BOARD HAS FINAL AUTHORITY.

THANK YOU. TRUSTEE.

BLUEFORD-DANIELS. THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT.

LET'S BE REAL QUICK.

AS WE PREPARING FOR SCHOOL.

AND I DON'T KNOW IF I CAN DO THIS, I MIGHT GET IN TROUBLE.

BUT SOMEONE JUST SENT ME THE MESSAGE THAT THEY HAVE 3500 BACKPACKS THAT THEY'RE GIVING OUT RIGHT NOW IN INDEPENDENCE HEIGHTS.

AND IT'S UNTIL 4:00 AMAZON BACKPACKS.

AND I'M SEEING IT PUBLICLY.

AND HOPEFULLY THOSE OF YOU THAT ARE LISTENING WOULD TWEET THAT SO WE CAN GET OUR KIDS PREPARED.

THEY HAVE THOSE UNTIL 4:00.

SO THANK YOU. I DON'T BE TWEETING, I DON'T BE RESPONDING BACK AT ALL.

SO, YOU KNOW, YOU'RE ALL TRYING TO GET ME IN TROUBLE.

TRUSTEE SANTOS 603.

I'M SORRY.

INDEPENDENCE HEIGHTS, LOCATED AT 603 EAST 35TH STREET FROM NOW UNTIL 4:00 PM.

AND THAT'S FROM AMAZON.

SO THEY'RE FIELD BACKPACKS WITH A LOT OF INFORMATION IN THERE AND PRODUCTS.

THANK YOU. AND I'M IN TROUBLE.

SHE SENT THOSE.

THANK YOU. PRESIDENT CRUZ, SUPERINTENDENT, HOUSE AND TRUSTEE BLUEFORD-DANIELS FOR THAT.

I'LL BE SURE TO TWEET.

DAVID, MY QUESTION IS THE CONTINUING EDUCATION CONTRACT.

I'M SORRY, THE CONTINUING CONTRACT.

MAYBE THIS IS FOR CHIEF SKINNER.

GRANT SKINNER. IS THAT THE SAME AS THE LIFETIME CONTRACTS? THE LIFE CONTRACTS? CHIEF GRANT SKINNER.

I WAS NODDING. I PRESUME THAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT THE SAME THING.

SO WE'RE CONTINUING CONTRACT AS A CONTRACT FOR SOMEONE WHO HAD A CONTRACT WITHOUT AN END DATE PRIOR TO NOVEMBER OF 1996 AND IS STILL EMPLOYED WITH THE DISTRICT.

THAT WAS MY SECOND QUESTION IN 1996.

AND HOW MANY EMPLOYEES DO WE HAVE ON A CONTINUING CONTRACT? WE PROVIDED THIS BACK IN THE SPRING, AND I THINK IT'S A FEW HUNDRED, MAYBE THREE, THREE, THREE OR 400 EMPLOYEES.

OKAY. AWESOME. THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, PLEASE VOTE.

THIS IS KATE 31.

6-4-0 AGAINST ONE ABSTENTION.

OUR NEXT ITEM HELD FOR DISCUSSION IS K 38 APPROVAL OF PROPOSED REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY F LOCAL INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES.

MAY I HAVE A MOTION? I HAVE A MOTION BY TRUSTEE SANTOS AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE BLUEFORD-DANIELS.

AND Y'ALL, WE ONLY HAVE FIVE LEFT.

LET'S KEEP POWERING THROUGH.

WE ONLY HAVE FIVE LEFT.

TRUSTEE BAKER.

THAT AND THE REASON WHY IS THAT THIS POLICY SHOULD BE PULLED, IN MY OPINION, BECAUSE I THINK IT SHOULD INCLUDE LANGUAGE WITH REGARDS TO EXPLICIT PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL AND IT NOT BEING ACCESSIBLE TO CERTAIN AGE GROUPS.

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I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE SOME LANGUAGE IN THERE THAT PERTAINS TO A PENAL CODE, BUT I THINK THAT SINCE WE'VE HAD SO MUCH PUBLIC OUTCRY NOW THROUGH SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE, IT SHOULD INCLUDE SPECIFIC LANGUAGE SO THAT THE PUBLIC WILL KNOW THAT WE'RE WORKING IN THAT DIRECTION.

AGAIN, EXPLICIT MATERIAL AND PORNOGRAPHIC MATERIAL.

SOMETHING TO THAT EFFECT. THANK YOU.

AND TRUSTEE BAKER WHAT THIS POLICY DOES.

SO THE PUBLIC WILL BE UP, UP TO SPEED.

IT MAKES ADDITIONAL RESOURCES IN REGARDS TO CONSIDERATION OF PARENTS SPECIFICALLY IN THE PROCESS AND PROCEDURES FOR CHALLENGING LIBRARY BOOKS.

SO IT EXPLICITLY LAYS OUT, YOU KNOW, WHERE TO GO IN ORDER TO PUSH AGAINST A PARTICULAR BOOK, WHETHER IT MAY BE A PORN OR PORNOGRAPHIC BOOK OR NOT.

BUT IT LAYS THAT OUT SPECIFICALLY.

WHAT DO YOU MEAN IT IN THE COMPLAINT PROCESS? COMPLAINT PROCEDURE FOR PARENTS.

CAN YOU REPEAT? ARE YOU SAYING IN A COMPLAINT PROCEDURE, DON'T COUNT MY REPEAT SECONDS AGAINST ME.

STOP. THAT'S RIGHT.

NO, NO, NO. STOP THAT.

LOOK WHO'S DOING THAT.

WE'RE TRYING TO TIME. YEAH, WE CLAIM MY TIME FROM THE OTHER MEETINGS AND IMPRESSED IT.

YES, I THINK THAT'S A VALID CONCERN.

AND IF YOU LOOK ON PAGE FOUR OF SEVEN OF THE POLICY.

PROTECTION FROM INAPPROPRIATE MATERIALS.

YOU'VE GOT LANGUAGE IN HERE THAT ACTUALLY, YOU KNOW, LANGUAGE AROUND PORNOGRAPHY IS NOT IS NOT ALWAYS DEFINED.

THE LANGUAGE YOU HAVE HERE SAYS LIBRARY MATERIAL SHALL NOT INCLUDE HARMFUL MATERIAL AS DEFINED BY PENAL CODE 43, 24, 82 OR OBSCENE.

THAT'S THOSE ARE THE PHRASES THAT YOU FIND IN LAW AS DEFINED BY PENAL CODE 4321 SO.

TRUSTEE BAKER IT IS ADDRESSED THAT LIBRARY MATERIALS SIMPLY WILL NOT INCLUDE MATERIALS THAT EITHER FIT THE TEXAS LEGAL DEFINITION OF EITHER BEING OBSCENE OR HARMFUL.

AND THOSE ARE THE TERMS USED IN LAW.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. COUNCIL WELL, IN THE EVENT THAT THIS LANGUAGE IS NOT SATISFACTORY TO THE PUBLIC, IS THERE AN OPPORTUNITY IN THE FUTURE TO COME BACK AND AND REVISIT IT? YOU CERTAINLY CONSIDER IT ON SECOND READING OR EVEN AT A SUBSEQUENT MEETING.

WE WOULD ALWAYS CAUTION YOU NOT TO USE IT IN POLICY WORDS THAT DON'T ACTUALLY HAVE LEGAL DEFINITION, BECAUSE THEN YOU GET INTO AN ARGUMENT ABOUT WHAT? WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? OR WHAT ARE YOU NOT TALKING ABOUT IT? AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT HAS BEEN HIS APPROACH WAS TO SPECIFICALLY REFERENCE THE DEFINITIONS THAT ARE INCLUDED IN THE PENAL CODE FOR EITHER HARMFUL OR OBSCENE.

SO THE BOARD CAN ALWAYS REVISIT IT.

BUT WE WOULD CAUTION YOU TO USE WORDS THAT HAVE CLEAR DEFINITIONS AND WHERE IT'S NOT JUST IN THE MIND OF A BEHOLDER WHETHER A PARTICULAR WORK MET A STANDARD OR NOT.

AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR FEEDBACK.

TRUSTEE WADE THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE CRUZ I PULLED THIS POLICY AS WELL AND I'LL GO THERE MORE AFTER THIS THAT ARE ALONG THE SAME LINES.

BASICALLY, WHEN I ASKED FOR A REQUEST, MY RESPONSE WAS GIVEN BY THE ADMINISTRATION.

I SAID, PLEASE.

BASED ON MY RESPONSE, I WAS LOOKING FOR THE PARENT PORTHOLE THAT IS, BY STATE LAW REQUIRE THAT THERE BE AN OPTION FOR PARENTS TO JUST BE NOTIFIED OF WHAT WAS CHECKED OUT.

THIS PROTECTS EVERYBODY, PROTECTS THE LIBRARIAN.

IT PROTECTS THAT SCHOOL, THAT PRINCIPAL AND THE STUDENT AND THE PARENT.

SO WITH THAT SAID, THE RESPONSE I WAS GIVEN WAS THE LIBRARY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM DOES NOT HAVE THIS ABILITY, NOR IS IT ON THE ROADMAP FOR THE VENDOR TO DEVELOP, WHICH IS PROBLEMATIC FOR ME BECAUSE THAT JUST WENT AGAINST EVERYTHING THAT THE STATE HAS REQUIRED.

SO MY RESPONSE WAS WHEN I WAS ASKED AGAIN, WHEN I WAS ASKED AGAIN ABOUT THESE THINGS, I WROTE BACK WITH A VERY IF YOU LOOK IN YOUR Q&A AND SO THEY RECOMMEND OR THEY TALK ABOUT THIS LIBRARY MATERIALS NOW

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THROUGH DESTINY LIBRARY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, WHICH AGAIN I'M NOT FAMILIAR WITH, BUT I CAN FAMILIARIZE WITH THAT IN THE FUTURE.

BUT I THINK THAT'S SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO BE WELL DOCUMENTED TO THE PUBLIC AND TO ALL PARENTS, THAT THIS IS A REFERENCE PLACE.

IT PROTECTS EVERYBODY'S INTEREST.

SO THEN GOING FORWARD, I ASK ABOUT SOME VAGUE STATEMENTS ABOUT THE AWARD PLATFORMS THAT COULD BE ANYTHING. SO HOW THAT GETS MANAGED AGAIN, GO BACK TO HOLD THESE POLICIES IS MY RECOMMENDATIONS SO THAT WE CAN FURTHER FEED INTO SOME OF THESE PROTECTIONS, IF YOU DON'T MIND.

SO I'M GOING TO STOP THERE BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT MORE, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO HOLD THIS POLICY PLACE.

EXCELLENT. AND TRUSTEE WADE, I'D LIKE, EVEN THOUGH WE'RE HOLDING THE POLICY AS A POSSIBILITY, HAVE CHIEF BYRD TO EXPAND A LITTLE BIT ON THIS PARTICULAR POLICY. [INAUDIBLE] TRUSTEE WADE.

I THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION. SO THE SOFTWARE THAT WE USE IS CALLED IT'S CALLED DESTINY, BUT THAT IS THE IS THE CREATOR OF THAT SOFTWARE.

AND THEY ACTUALLY HAVE BEEN ASKED BY MULTIPLE STATES TO CREATE A FEATURE.

AND THEY HAVE SAID THEY ARE NOT GOING TO DO THAT.

WE ARE ACTUALLY TRANSITIONING TO A DIFFERENT SOFTWARE.

AND THAT COMPANY ALSO IS NOT GOING TO DEVELOP A SYSTEM THAT NOTIFIES PARENTS OF BOOKS THAT ARE CHECKED OUT.

SO IT'S JUST NOT A CAPABILITY OF THE SOFTWARE TO DO THAT BECAUSE THE COMPANY IS NOT THEY'RE NOT CREATING THAT AS PART OF THEIR PRODUCT.

SO BUT DOES IT DON'T SCHOOLS COMMUNICATE TO THEIR PARENTS INDIVIDUALLY WITH ALL KINDS OF OTHER THINGS? WELL, THROUGH THE LEARNING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, PARENTS HAVE LIKE THEY CAN SEE WHAT THEIR STUDENTS ARE.

SEE ALL THAT KIND OF THING? THAT'S CORRECT.

SO WHY CAN'T THAT SYSTEM BE USED? BECAUSE OUR LIBRARY INVENTORY SYSTEM IS A SEPARATE PLATFORM.

BUT THE LIBRARIAN IS WE JUST HIRED AND SPENT MONEY TO HAVE A LIBRARIAN OR A TECH OR A AT EVERY SCHOOL.

AND THEN THAT LIBRARIAN CAN'T DURING THE DAY GO THROUGH.

AND WHAT THE CHILDREN HAVE CHECKED OUT THAT DAY, CAN'T SHE NOTIFY BASED ON THAT PARTICULAR SYSTEM THAT'S ALREADY IN PLACE IN THE SCHOOL? JUST BASICALLY, LOOK, IT INFORMS THE PARENTS.

THEN THE PARENTS CAN SAY, HEY, SUSIE, DID YOU CHECK OUT I LOVE THAT BOOK I WANT TO HEAR ABOUT IT CAN CREATE DINNER CONVERSATION.

DID YOU RETURN THAT BOOK? IT JUST PROTECTS EVERYBODY.

I JUST DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY WE CAN'T COME UP WITH THE SYSTEM.

AND WHAT I WOULD SAY IS THAT THE LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST OR THE LIBRARY JOB DESCRIPTION IS A COMPLETELY DIFFERENT JOB DESCRIPTION.

I THINK WHAT'S BEING DESCRIBED NOW WOULD PROBABLY BE A DIFFERENT JOB DESCRIPTION.

THAT WOULD PROBABLY BE A SUPPORT POSITION THAT WOULD JUST BE DOCUMENTING AND COMMUNICATING ON A CONSISTENT BECAUSE THAT WOULD BE AN ALL DAY, ALL WEEK JOB FOR EVERY BOOK THAT'S CHECKED OUT ON A WEEKLY BASIS TO SEND THAT INFORMATION.

NOT SAYING THAT IT'S RIGHT OR WRONG AT ALL, BUT WHAT I'M SAYING IS THE CAPABILITY FOR THE LIBRARY MEDIA SPECIALIST OR THE LIBRARIAN WOULD SIGNIFICANTLY HAVE TO CHANGE TO ACCOMMODATE A MAJORITY OF ITS TIME DOING JUST THIS.

OKAY, THEN HOW ARE WE GOING TO MEET THE THE REQUIRED.

RECOMMEND OR THE REQUIRED LAW BY THE STATE.

AND IT WAS MY ASSUMPTION THAT WE ARE IN LINE WITH THE RECOMMENDED MODIFICATION AT THE STATE LEVEL.

I'D LIKE TO PULL IT ANYWAY FOR FURTHER CONVERSATIONS.

THANK YOU.

BLUEFORD-DANIELS. [INAUDIBLE] TRUSTEE SANTOS.

THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT. SUPERINTENDENT.

HOUSE MY QUESTION IS TO LEGAL, DAVID, WITH THE LANGUAGE THAT THE PROPOSED POLICY HAS, IT DOES NOT GIVE WAY FOR ANY LAWSUITS. FOR POTENTIAL LAWSUITS, RIGHT? SO IF WE CHANGE SOMETHING, IT COULD, ESPECIALLY IF THE LANGUAGE IS SUBJECTIVE, WE COULD BE OPEN TO LAWSUITS BECAUSE THIS IS THE LAW, THE LEGISLATIVE RECOMMENDATION.

RIGHT. THIS. THEY'RE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS.

I MEAN, OBVIOUSLY, YOUR LEGAL POLICIES WILL ALWAYS REFLECT YOUR LEGAL REFLECTS THE STATE'S LEGAL REQUIREMENTS, YOUR LOCAL IS HOW YOU WILL IMPLEMENT

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THAT AT THE LOCAL LEVEL.

AND CERTAINLY YOU WANT YOUR LOCAL POLICY TO BE COMPLIANT WITH LAWS SAID THAT YOU DON'T SO THAT NEITHER THE DISTRICT NOR INDIVIDUALS ARE EXPOSED TO POTENTIAL LITIGATION.

I THINK ONE OF THE ISSUES ALWAYS KEEP IN MIND THERE ARE TWO BIG ISSUES.

ONE IS AN INDIVIDUAL PARENT BEING ABLE TO SAY, I WANT OR DON'T WANT MY CHILD TO SEE CERTAIN MATERIALS SO THEY COULD CREATE A LIST AND BRING IT TO THE SCHOOL AND SAY, DON'T DO THIS RIGHT.

MY CHILD SHALL NOT.

[INAUDIBLE] PRESENT. THERE'S NOT A STATUTE THAT REQUIRES LITERALLY ON A DAILY BASIS TO PUSH OUT YOUR CHILD LOOKED AT OR CHECKED OUT THIS BOOK TODAY.

NOW THAT WOULD REQUIRE AN INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM THAT LINKED TO YOUR LIBRARY INVENTORIES.

THANK YOU. AND THAT'S ADMINISTRATIVE.

THE OTHER POINT I WANT TO MAKE IS SEPARATE FROM AN INDIVIDUAL, AND YOU WILL NOTE THE POLICY ON PAGE FIVE OF LET ME FIND I WAS LOOKING AT IT.

IF A PARENT IS EVER UNCOMFORTABLE AND WANTS THEIR CHILD TO SEE A DIFFERENT BOOK, THE POLICY MAKES CLEAR THAT YOU WOULD SIMPLY SUBSTITUTE ANOTHER MATERIAL.

IT'S A WHOLE SEPARATE ISSUE TO WHEN YOU HAVE ONE PARENT OR A GROUP OF PARENTS WHO WANT THEIR JUDGMENT TO GOVERN FOR THE WHOLE DISTRICT, AND THEY WANT TO SAY, WE DON'T WANT ANY CHILD TO SEE THIS, AND THEY WANT THEIR OPINION.

RIGHT. I GOT IT. MY PARENTS DID NOT LET ME READ DRACULA IN NINTH GRADE.

I TOTALLY GOT THAT ONE. THANK YOU.

THAT'S WHERE YOU NEED MORE STRUCTURE, MORE REVIEW.

AND THAT'S, FRANKLY, WHERE THE POTENTIAL FOR LITIGATION IS.

THANK YOU, DAVID. SO, SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE OR THE ADMINISTRATION, SINCE THE SUIT WALKED AWAY, IT IS NOT THIS BOARD MEMBERS PREFERENCE THAT WE SPEND MORE MONEY ON CREATING OR DEVELOPING A SYSTEM FOR BOOKS FOR CERTAIN SCHOOLS TO JUST SEE WHAT JUDITH KID IS READING ONLY BECAUSE SOME SCHOOLS DON'T EVEN HAVE ACCESS TO BOOKS OR A LIBRARY AND TO SPEND MORE MONEY SOMEWHERE ELSE WHEN KIDS GO WITHOUT.

IT'S RIDICULOUS.

BUT THAT'S THIS.

BOARD MEMBERS PREFERENCE, OF COURSE, WILL GO WITH THE WILL OF THE BOARD.

THANK YOU. TRUSTEE SANTOS IF I COULD JUST RESPOND QUICKLY TO YOUR.

SO IF A PARENT IF YOU AS A PARENT DIDN'T WANT YOUR CHILD TO READ CERTAIN BOOKS, YOU COULD TAKE THAT LIST TO LIBRARY AND WE COULD BLOCK THAT IN THE SYSTEM FROM YOUR KID BEING ABLE TO CHECK OUT THAT BOOK. THAT IS A CAPABILITY THAT WE HAVE.

SO. KENDALL, HE DIDN'T GO YET, RIGHT? TRUSTEE BAKER WELL.

YES. I JUST WANT TO SAY I CONCUR WITH TRUSTEE WAY, BECAUSE YOU'VE GOT TO KEEP IN MIND THAT THESE COMMENTS ARE NOT DERIVED FROM US.

THEY'RE BECAUSE OF THE PUBLIC HAS BEEN HERE AND THERE'S BEEN A HUGE OUTCRY WITH REGARDS TO THE LIBRARY IN THE BOOKS.

THEY'VE EVEN BROUGHT EXPLICIT MATERIAL TO READ TO US.

SO WE HAVE TO ENSURE THAT THE PUBLIC IS SATISFIED BECAUSE WE'RE HERE TO SERVE THE PUBLIC TRUST AND WE'RE TRYING TO GET BACK TO WHERE WE HAVE A BETTER PUBLIC TRUST, AREN'T WE? ISN'T THAT OUR MISSION? SO IT'S NOT ABOUT KENDALL, IT'S ABOUT THE PUBLIC.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. TRUSTEE.

BLUEFORD-DANIELS. CAN WE GO AHEAD AND EAT AND PULL IT AND HAVE FURTHER DISCUSSION OR VOTE TO PULL IT OR NOT SO THAT WE CAN GO AHEAD AND TAKE A BREAK, PLEASE.

IT IS FULL.

OK TRUSTEES.

WE HAVE FOUR ITEMS LEFT.

I'M GETTING SOME REQUESTS TO TAKE A BREAK, BUT WANT TO KNOW WHAT THE MAJORITY OF YOU WANT? DO YOU WANT TO POWER THROUGH OR TAKE A SHORT BREAK? SHORT BREAK.

15 MINUTES SO BE HERE AT 12:30.

OKAY. NO THEIR GETTING PULLED.

THIS MEETING IS NOW RECONVENED AT 12:37 P.M.

ALL RIGHT. SO WE WERE ON THE NEXT ITEM HELD FOR DISCUSSION FROM CONSENT IS K 39 APPROVAL OF PROPOSED DELETION OF BOARD POLICY, FEAA, LOCAL INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS SELECTION AND ADOPTION FIRST READING.

MAY I HAVE A MOTION? SO MOVED, SANTOS SECOND WADE.

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

TRUSTEE WADE? YES.

I JUST WANTED TO HOLD THIS POLICY.

WELL, I KNOW IT'S JUST A DELETION, BUT I'D LIKE TO HOLD IT IN REFERENCE TO THE K 38 HOLD.

PLEASE. OK.

THE NEXT ITEM HELD.

FROM CONSENT.

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K39.

ALL RIGHT. SO THE NEXT ITEM HELD FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA IS ITEM 40 APPROVAL OF PROPOSED DELETION OF BOARD POLICY EFB, LOCAL INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES LIBRARY MEDIA PROGRAMS. FIRST READING MAY HAVE A MOTION? SO MOVED SANTOS, SECOND WADE.

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

TRUSTEE WADE. AND AGAIN, I PULLED THIS JUST BECAUSE IT GOES ALONG THE LINES OF 38, 39.

AND SO AGAIN, BACK TO THE CONVERSATION BEFORE IT'S A DELETION, BUT I FEEL LIKE THERE NEEDS TO BE SOME CONVERSATION.

SO THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT.

OUR NEXT ITEM HELD FROM CONSENT IS KAY 41 APPROVAL OF THE ESTABLISHMENT OF BOARD POLICY AT H.

A LOCAL BASIC INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM REQUIRED INSTRUCTION ALL LEVELS.

FOUR THREE. MAY I HAVE A MOTION? SO MOVED HERNANDEZ.

THE MOTION BY TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE.

BAKER. TRUSTEE WADE YES.

I'M GOING TO GO BACK TO THE SHACK.

AND MY RECOMMENDATION IN THIS CONVERSATION ABOUT THE SHACK IS THAT WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE ARE GOING TO GET TO MY NOTES.

UH. SORRY TO HOLD YOU ALL UP.

SO IN THE IN THE SHACK, WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE WE MAKE THE AVAILABLE SHACK PROPOSALS OPEN TO PUBLIC VIEW.

WOULD BE AN ADOPTION AND THEN ALSO TO MAKE A MORE TRANSPARENT EXERCISE IN THAT.

JUST, AGAIN, TRANSPARENCY.

AND THEN ON THE OTHER PART OF THAT WOULD BE THAT IF THE PARENTS WHO MAKES THE OBJECTION IN ANY FORM TO. THE BOOKS OR ANY OBJECTIONS SHOULD HAVE BE ABLE TO BE THERE IN PERSON, NOT JUST IN A WRITTEN STATEMENT. THAT'S IT.

THANK YOU. SO THE RECOMMENDATION IS THAT THEY CAN THAT THEY'RE JUST HAVE THE RIGHT TO REQUEST OR MAKE THEIR OBJECTION KNOWN VIA WRITTEN FORM.

BUT IT DOESN'T HIGHLIGHT THE FACT THAT THEY SHOULD OR GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE THERE IN PERSON, IN PUBLIC OR IN.

NO. WITH THE SHACK OR WITH A GROUP OF.

SORRY. EXCUSE ME.

BETTER. THE COMMITTEE THAT IS DESIGNED TO DEAL WITH IT FROM THE SCHOOL FOR THE ADMINISTRATION.

SO THAT'S PROBABLY NOT VERY CLEAR.

SO WE JUST NEED TO PULL IT FROM THAT.

THANK YOU. IF WE COULD PULL THAT ITEM.

THANK YOU. OKAY.

LAST ITEM HELD FROM CONSENT IS K 53 APPROVAL OF PROPOSED DELETION OF BOARD POLICY FMF, LOCAL STUDENT ACTIVITIES, CONTESTS AND COMPETITION.

FIRST READING. MAY I HAVE A MOTION? SECOND HERNANDEZ.

I HAVE A MOTION BY TRUSTEE BAKER AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE HERNANDEZ.

TRUSTEE BAKER? YES. THE REASON I PULL THAT POLICY IS I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY WITH SUPERINTENDENT THAT.

WHEN YOU HAVE WRITTEN IN POLICIES LIKE THAT ONE.

AND ORIGINALLY I HAD A COUPLE MORE WHERE INFORMATION WAS MOVED.

THIS ONE WAS MOVED TO CONTEST AND COMPETITION SECTION FROM POLICY TO REGULATION.

JUST WANT TO ASK YOU IF YOUR STAFF CLARIFIES AND YOU AS WELL THAT IT IS IN FACT MOVED IN THAT PASSAGE AS WELL AS OTHERS WHERE IT'S RELATED TO BEING MOVED OR DUPLICATED.

YES. THANK YOU.

KATHY BLUEFORD-DANIELS.

IT'S NOT RELATED TO THE WHAT THE ITEM THAT WAS PULLED.

BUT I WOULD LIKE TO AND PERHAPS WE'RE GOING TO DO THIS MAKE A RECOMMENDATION THAT WE THAT YOU RECAP THE ITEMS THAT WERE PULLED.

SO WE'LL HAVE ALL THAT ANNOTATED AND SO WE CAN MOVE FORWARD AND VOTE ON FIRST READING FOR THE REMAINDER, THE ONE THAT WAS HELD FROM CONSENT.

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AND THAT WAY WE CAN VOTE ON THE REMAINDER FOR FIRST READING RATHER THAN GO THROUGH EACH.

SO YOU WANT ME TO READ THE ONES THAT WERE THAT WERE NOT GOING TO THAT WE DIDN'T VOTE ON AND THEY WON'T BE VOTED ON CONSENT EITHER.

CORRECT. LOOKED LIKE THE ONE THAT TRUSTEE WADE PULLED.

YES. AND IT WAS A COUPLE OF OTHERS.

LET'S PULL THOSE OUT AND EXCLUDE THEM AND VOTE ON THE REMAINDER TO MOVE FORWARD FROM FIRST READING.

YEAH, WE WILL BE BECAUSE SINCE THOSE WERE PULLED FROM CONSENT, THEN THEY DON'T GO ON THE BALANCE OF THE.

BUT YOU WANT THOSE READ OUT LOUD IS WHAT YOU'RE SAYING.

THE ONES THAT ARE. I DO.

SO THEY WILL ALL UNDERSTAND.

EXACTLY. WE'LL BE ON THE SAME PAGE.

YES. WITH EACH THAT ARE PULLED FOR CHANGES.

SO I DIDN'T KEEP TRACK.

I'M HOPING BOARD SERVICES DID OF THE ONES THAT CAN YOU READ THEM OUT LOUD.

THE ONES THAT AREN'T GETTING VOTED ON IN FIRST READING TODAY PLEASE.

MADAM PRESIDENT? YES.

DID YOU VOTE ON 53? NO, WE DID NOT. OH, NOT YET.

YEAH, LET'S DO THAT FIRST. OKAY.

THANK YOU. OKAY.

K 53, PLEASE VOTE.

THANK YOU. DAVID. THAT'S WHY I GET PAID ALL THAT MONEY IN THE LEGAL.

CAN YOU HEAR HIM SPEED READ SANTOS 6-4-0 AGAINST ONE ABSTENTION.

MISS TRENT, WOULD YOU MIND READING THE AGENDA ITEMS THAT WERE PULLED FOR NOT A VOTE CURRENTLY.

I'M GLAD WE RELIED ON SYLVIA BECAUSE MINE WOULD HAVE BEEN KIND OF SHAKY.

WE KNOW YOU'RE GOING TO BE ACCURATE.[LAUGHTER] IT PUT FURTHER CONSIDERATION.

YEAH. SO NOT THEY'RE NOT LIKE WE'RE GOING TO VOTE ON CONSENT, BUT THE ONES THAT SAID TRUSTEE SAID, CAN WE PLEASE HOLD ON THOSE.

YES. 2 K TWO.

K FIVE.

K 17.

K, 26.

K 38.

K 39.

K 40.

K 41.

AND I BELIEVE THE LAST ONE WAS WAS THAT ONE K 53.

WE VOTED ON THAT ONE. K 31.

K 38, 39, 40 AND 41.

OH, SHE CALLED IT OK.

BUT WE MISSED UP WE SKIPPED 31.

I THINK 31 WAS PULLED.

LET ME DOUBLE CHECK. IS THAT THE ONE THAT WAS WE WERE HOLDING BACK AND FURTHER DISCUSSION WAS HELD.

NO. K 31 YALL VOTED AND IT PASSED WITH NO EDITS.

OKAY. THANK YOU. SO I'M GOING TO REMOVE K 31 FROM THE LIST.

ONE MORE TIME FOR THE RECORD.

OKAY. K TWO.

K FIVE.

K 17.

K 26.

K 38.

K 39.

K 40.

K 41.

AND IF ANYONE HAS SOMETHING DIFFERENT, LET ME KNOW.

YOU TAKE ME TO? SO 22 WAS ALSO IT PASSED WITH AMENDING, WE'RE GOING TO ADD.

THAT'S THE ONE THAT WE'RE GOING TO ADD SUPERINTENDENT OR DESIGNEE.

BUT IT WAS APPROVED.

YES, IT WAS APPROVED.

WE'RE MAKING EDITS TO THAT ONE AND A NUMBER OF OTHERS.

SEE, I TOLD YOU I KNEW SHE WAS GOOD.

THANK YOU. WE ARE NOW READY TO CONSIDER THE BALANCE OF TODAY'S CONSENT AGENDA.

PLEASE VOTE.

7-4-0 AGAINST ZERO ABSTENTIONS.

SO TRUSTEES, WE HAVE SECOND READING SCHEDULED NEXT THURSDAY AT 9 A.M.

FOR THE ONES THAT PASSED ON FIRST READING SUPERINTENDENT HOUSE.

WHEN WOULD BE A REALISTIC TIME FOR US TO EXPECT ANSWERS ON THOSE THAT WERE PULLED, ETC.? I THINK WE'RE GOING TO DO ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE SPECIFIC BOARD MEMBERS OR TRUSTEES THAT HAD QUESTIONS.

I'M GOING TO I ALONG WITH THE RECOMMENDING CHIEF WILL REACH OUT TO THOSE TRUSTEES AND AND SEE IF WE CAN ANSWER ANY SPECIFIC QUESTIONS THAT WE MIGHT HAVE.

SO NEXT WE MEET NEXT THURSDAY, SO WE'D LIKE TO AT LEAST MAKE THAT HAPPEN BY WEDNESDAY.

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THANK YOU. I APPRECIATE THAT.

AND THEN WHEN ALSO SHOULD WE EXPECT THE REVISIONS FROM FIRST READING? SO TRUSTEES HAVE A CHANCE TO LOOK THROUGH THIS BEFORE WE VOTE ON SECOND READING? I WOULD SAY BY.

TUESDAY. OKAY.

THANK YOU. I JUST WANT EVERYBODY TO BE ON THE SAME PAGE WITH NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO DISCUSS.

THIS MEETING OF THE BOARD IS ADJOURNED.

OH, I'M SORRY BLUEFORD-DANIELS.

THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT. I JUST WANTED TO SAY PUBLICLY, THIS IS THE WAY THE BOARD IS SUPPOSED TO WORK.

WE'RE SUPPOSED TO WORK IN TANDEM WITH TRANSPARENCY AND BE RESPECTFUL OF OUR OPINIONS AS ADULTS.

AND SO I HAVE ENJOYED THIS EXCHANGE OF DIALOG AND EXPLANATION AS TO WHY WE'RE PULLING.

I HAVE SOME CONCERN WITH VARIOUS THINGS, SO I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT.

THANK YOU ALL. THANK YOU.

BOARD WITH NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO DISCUSS THIS MEETING OF THE BOARD IS ADJOURNED.

THE TIME IS 12:49 P.M.

ON AUGUST 18TH, 2022.

BUENOS DIAS.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.