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[1. Meeting Called to Order by Chair Anderson]

[00:00:02]

>> THANK YOU, SUSAN, GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYONE, THIS IS THE VIRTUAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING FOR DECEMBER 17, 2020.

AND I'M CALLING THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 4:02 P.M.

AND I WILL DO WITH ROLL CALL.

CINDY ANDERSON HERE.

VERONICA NOLAN.

>> HERE.

>> MEAGAN ALDERTON.

>> HERE.

>> JACINTA GREEN.

MICHELLE REED, AND CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ.

>> HERE.

>> HEATHER THORNTON.

>> WE ARE ALL MIND, PRESENT AND ACCOUNTED FOR.

[2. Observe a Moment of Silence]

AND WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE.

>>> OKAY, NOW MAY I HAVE A MOTION TO ADOPT AGENDA FOR TODAY MEET SOMETHINGS MOVING

[3. Adopt the Agenda for the December 14, 2020 Virtual School Board Meeting]

TO ADOPT THE AGENDA FOR TODAY'S MEETING.

>> SECOND.

>> WE HEARD A TIE FOR SECOND.

AND MISS LORBER MADE THE MOTION AND MS.GREEN SECOND THE MOTION, I WILL CALL FOR A VOTE ON THE ITEM.

AND CINDY ANDERSON, YES.

>> YES.

>> VERONICA NOLAN.

>> YES, AND MARGARET LORBER.

>> YES, MICHELLE RIEF.

>> YES.

>> CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ.

>> YES.

>> HEATHER THORNTON.

>> YES.

>> AND NOW, I'M SORRY, BUT I HAVE TO ASK THE CLERK, DO WE NEED TO AMEND THIS AGENDA, MISS NIELSEN.

>> WE DO.

DID YOU RECEIVE THE SCRIPT, THERE'S A MOTION IN THERE.

>> THERE WE GO.

OKAY.

>> ALL RIGHT, SO WE NEED TO DO THAT BEFORE WE VOTE, RIGHT ON THIS ONE? WE HAVE TO VOTE ON THE AMENDMENT BEFORE THE WHOLE THING, RIGHT?

>> COLLECT.

>> APOLOGIES, EVERYONE, SO MISS NOLAN DID YOU GET TODAY'S SCRIPT BECAUSE WE NEED TO ADD DECEMBER PERSONNEL ACTION TO THE CONSENT CALENDAR.

SO, ACTUALLY IF WE COULD JUST BACK UP, AND SOMEONE, IF SOMEONE COULD MAKE A MOTION TO ADD A PERSONAL ITEM FOR THE DECEMBER PERSONNAL ITEM TO THE CONSENT CALENDAR AND WE HAVE ALL RECEIVED INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT THIS IS ABOUT.

>> I CAN DO THAT, CINDY, OR GO AHEAD, DID YOU WANT RAMEE.

>> I JUST HAD IT UP, MY APOLOGIES, EVERYONE, OKAY, SO MADAM CHAIR, I MOVE TO ADD THE ITEM TO THE PERSONNEL CALENDAR.

>> MISS GREEN IS QUICK ON THE SECOND.

WE HAVE MISS GREEN SECONDING THE ITEM PERSONNEL ACTION TO THE CONSENT CALENDAR FOR TODAY.

MY APOLOGIES, WE WILL TAP A VOTE ON THE AMENDMENT AND STARTING WITH CINDY ANDERSON SAYING YES, VERONICA NOLAN.

>> YES.

>> MEAGAN ALDERTON.

>> YES.

>> ADRIAN GENTRY.

>> YES.

>> AND MATH REL WEBER.

>> YES, AND CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ, YES.

>> HEATHER THORNTON.

>> YES.

>> AND THAT IS ZERO TO AMEND, AND WE HAVE TO VOTE ON THE THING AND WE HAVE TO DO IT AGAIN FOR ADOPTED AS AMENDED AND SO CINDY ANDERSON, WE HAD THE MOTION BEFORE, BUT LET'S DO IT AGAIN.

>> MADAM CHAIR I MOVE THAT WE ADOPT THE MOTION, ADOPT THE AGENDA AS AMENDED.

>> SECOND.

> MISS ALDERTON OWES MOTION.

>> MEAGAN ALDERTON.

>> YES.

>> MARGARET LORBER.

>> YES.

>> CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ.

>> YES.

>> HEATHER THORNTON.

>> YES.

THERE WE GO, NINE-ZERO, I WAS ON ANOTHER MEETING UNTIL 3:57.

I FORGOT UNTIL WE WERE IN THE MIDDLE THAT OF.

ALL RIGHT, SO 90 THE ADOPT AMENDED AGENDA IS ADOPTED.

NOW WE'RE ON TO COMMUNICATION AND ADDRESSES TO THE BOARD, WE WILL START

[4. Public Comments]

OUT WITH PUBLIC COMMENTS.

WE HAVE NINE SPEAKERS, AND TODAY AND FOR THE SPEAKERS IF YOU WOULD RAISE YOUR HAND, IF YOU ARE IN THE AUDIENCE SO THAT THE CLERK CAN SEE THAT WE SEE YOU, AND

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FOR EVERYONE TO KNOW EVERY SPEAKER, GETS THREE MINUTES, OR LESS, AND YOU CAN ALSO SUBMIT THE CLERK WILL HAVE A TIMER, BUT IT MAY NOT BE LOUD ENOUGH SO SHE MAY HAVE TO VERBALLY TELL YOU WHEN THE TIME IS UP.

>> I DID BRING THE LOUD ONE TODAY.

>> YOU BROUGHT THE LOUD ONE.

SO, LISTEN FOR THE TIMER.

AND YOU MAY ALSO SUBMIT YOUR COMMENTS, IN EITHER THE ONES THAT YOU DELIVERED OR EXTENDED ONES, AND FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO SIGN UP FOR FUTURE REGULAR MEETINGS, WE HAVE PUBLIC COMMENT AT THE BEGINNING, BUT YOU NEED TO SIGN UP AT NOON THE DAY BEFORE THE MEETING.

SO, THE FIST SPEAKER WE HAVE, LET ME SEE, IS EVERYBODY RAISING THEIR HANDS? OUR FIRST SPEAKER IS JENNIFER NICKELS.

>> GOOD AFTERNOON, I'M GOING TO START BY SAYING THANK YOU FOR SEVENING ON THE SCHOOL BOARD.

IT'S A CHALLENGING IN THE BEST OF TIMES.

THE TEACHERS MUST HAVE WORKED ALL WEEKEND TO BE READY FOR LIVE INSTRUCTION AFTER SCHOOL WAS ABRUPTLY CLOSED IN MARCH.

MY TEACHER HIT THE GROUND RUNNING AND PERSEVERED AND MISS CAP LAND FOUND TIME TO HAVE LUNCHES WITH MY DAUGHTER, AS AN EXTRA MOTIVATION.

AND ONLINE LEARNING HAS BEEN A CHALLENGE AND I'M DISAPPOINTED BY THE LACK OF URGENCY TO RETURN STUDENTS TO IN PERSON LEARNING GIVEN THAT DAYCARE AND RECREATIONAL PROGRAMS ARE OPERATING SAFELY IN SCHOOL BUILDINGS.

STUDENTS SHOULD BE IN ACTUAL CLASSROOMS WITH TEACHERS.

INDEED, MY DAUGHTER ATTENDED INSTRUCTION ALL SUMMER.

AND STUDENTS ARE LEARNING SO MUCH LEARNING THIS YEAR, IT'S HEARTBREAKING.

WHILE I HAVE NOT WATCHED EVERY BOARD MEETING I HAVE WATCHED SEVERAL AND I DO NOT FEEL ANY URGENCY FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT O MEMBERS OF THE BOARD TO RETURN KIDS TO SCHOOL.

IING ABOUT YOU, BRING OUR KIDS BACK, FIND A WAY TO OPEN THE BUILDINGS.

USE EVERY AVAILABLE SPACE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

DISTANCE LEARNING A HORRIBLE SUBSTITUTE FOR IN PERSON LEARNING.

MY DAUGHTER'S TEACHER PRESENT A WONDERFUL LESSON ON READING NONFICTION TEXT.

SHE WAS KICKED OUT OF THE LESSON ULTIMATELY MISSING IT.

THERE WERE NO RECORDINGS.

THERE'S NO WAY FOR HER TO EXPERIENCE OR CAPTURE THAT LEARNING.

MY DAUGHTER PARTICIPATES IN SMALL GROUP FOR MATH INTERACTION, SHE INTROVERTED AND IQUIET KID.

OTHER OTHER KIDS ARE NOT.

THIS HAPPENS IN PERSON LEARNING BUT TEACHERS ARE SO MUCH ABLE -- SO MUCH BETTER ABLE TO MINIMIZE THOSE SORTS OF INTERRUPTIONS AND ENSUR THAT ALL STUDENTS ARE LEARNING WHEN TEACHING IN PERSON.

OUR KIDS NEED TO BE IN THE BUILDING.

ONE SOLUTION TO TECHNOLOGY PROBLEMS, PLEASE CONSIDER HAVING TEACHERS RECORD THE WHOLE GROUP LESSONS FOR THE MANIAC DEEM IC AREAS, AND POSTING THOSE FILES, I HAVE ASKED FOR THAT, BUT HAVE BEEN TOLD THERE'S PRIVACY CONCERNS.

I APPRECIATE THERE'S PRIVACY CONCERNS, AND STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE THEIR CAMERAS ON ALL DAY SO WE HAVE A ONE DO INTO M DAUGHTER'S, CLASSMATES ALREADY.

PLEASE MAKE NO THE CALENDAR, AND PLEASE DO NOT MAKE THE EARLY DAY AS EARLY SYNCHRONOUS.

IF STUDENTSES CANNOT HAVE IN PERSON LEARNING.

THEY HAD ONE DAY OF LIVE INSTRUCTION THAT ENTIRE WEEK.

ACPS MUST OFFER SUMMER INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS AGAIN.

WE NEED AS MUCH INSTRUCTION AS POSSIBLE FOR OUR KIDS TO RECOVER FROM THIS SCHOOL YEAR.

PLEASE, ANOTHER REQUEST, DO NOT TAKE PRUTIOUS LIVE INSTRUCTIONAL -- PRECIOUS, INSTRUCTIONAL TIME, AS OCCURRED A FEW WEEKS AGO WHEN A SUPERINTENDENT AND A DOCTOR HELD SESSIONS WITH STUDENTS OF HOW TO WEAR MASKS AND WASH HANDS.

TEACHERS AND PARENTS ARE WELL EQUIPPED TO TEACH STUD THAT'S SORT OF THING.

THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO SHARE MY THOUGHTS WITH THE BOARD.

>>> THANK YOU, MISS NICKELS, ONE LAT THING I FORGOT TO SAY IS THAT THE BOARD DOES NOT SPEAK BACK TO SPEAKERS.

THAT IS ONE MORE THING THAT I USUALLY SAY AND I FORGOT TO SAY.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS MISS DAWN LUCAS.

>> OKAY.

>> GOOD AFTERNOON, CHAIR ANDERSON, VICE CHAIR NOLAN, HUTCHINS AND MY NAME AND LUCAS AND I'M THE EXECUTIVE ASSOCIATION.

I'M A SPECIAL EDUCATION IN THE ALEXANDRIA CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

TODAY I SPEAK ON BEHAVE THE EA BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT OUR NOVEMBER MEETING THE BOARD VOTED TO ISSUE A PUBLIC STATEMENT OF SUPPORT FOR THE APPROACH DR. HUTCHINGS IS TAKING BY GIVING EDUCATORS A CHOICE ABOUT RETURNING TO I PERSON LEARNING AND NOT

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REQUIRING THEM THOUGH LEARN TO IN PERSON LEARNING.

WE ARE GRATEFUL THAT DR. HUTCHINGS DID NOT ISSUE AN ULTIMATE MAY TOMB.

SOME OTHER SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS HAVE DONE, BY TELLING EDUCATORS TO RESUME, RETIRE OR TAKE UNPAID LEAVE.

FOR ME IT BRINGS TO MIND A VOTE I LEARN THAT PEOPLE WILL FORGET WHAT YOU SAY, PEOPLE WILL FORGET WHAT YOU DID, BUT PEOPLE WILL NEVER FORGET HOW YOU MADE THEM FEEL.

I BELIEVE OUR MEMBERS PEEL BETTER THAT THEY WERE GIVEN A CHOICE AND NOT A YOU WILL TI MAY TOMB.

THEY APPRECIATE NOT HAVING TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THEIR PROFESSION OR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THEIR FAMILIES.

EACH EDUCATOR DECISION OF WHETHER TO RETURN IN PERSON OR NOT IS DEEPLY PERSONAL TO THEM AND IT'S REASSURING TO KNOW THAT THEIR DECISIO WILL BE HONORED BY THE SCHOOL DIVISION.

EAA STANDS IN SUPPORT OF OUR MEMBERS AND THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE WHAT OPTION IS MOST APPROPRIATE FOR THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING OUR DIALOGUE WITH DR. HUTCHINGS AND ESSENTIAL OFFICE LEADERSHIP ABOUT WAYS TO SUPPORT BOTH STUDENTS AN STAFF DURING THESE UNPRECEDENTED TIMES.

THANK YOU OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TODAY.

I WISH EVERYONE A JOYFUL HOLIDAY SEASON.

>> THANK YOU, MISS LUCAS, NEXT UP WE HAVE MR. BILL PAD SHACK.

I'M THE FATHER OF A SECOND GRADER AND I'M AN ESSENTIAL WORKER.

VERY HAPPY TO SEE THAT THE PLANNING IS OCCURRING FOR THE CONCURRENT TEACHING TO START IN JANUARY.

IT SEEMS OBVIOUS THIS COULD HAVE STARTED BACK IN SEPTEMBER ON DAY ONE.

NEVERTHELESS IT'S A POSITIVE STEP.

I WAS PARTICULARLY CONCERNED WHEN DR. HUTCHINGS SAID ON THE DECEMBER 9 TRANSITION MEETING THAT THE METRICS WON'T LET US OPEN OR METRICS WILL BE DRIVING WITH OUR DOORS OPEN, BECAUSE THIS APPROACH TO ME SEEMS COMPLETELY USELESS IF ERR NOT SETTING TARGETS THAT WE HAVE TO ACHIEVE? ARE WE WAITING FOR A DOWNWARD TREND? ARE WE QUOTE SAFE IF WE'RE IN THE ORANGE ZONE.

WE ARE FALLING ON METRICS FALLS APART IF THE PEOPLE BRIEFING TO US, DO NOT HAVE THE ANSWERS, OR WAFT CASE SCENARIO, THEY ARE UNWILLING TO GIVE THEM.

WE ARE HEADED FOR SELF MORE MONTHS OF STALLING, AND HALF OR NO ANSWERS, ALL THE WHILE OUR CHILDREN ARE SUFFERING FROM THE FAILURES OF VIRTUAL PLUS.

SO, MANY OF US IN THE COMMUNITY ARE EXPERIENCING THESE FAILURES, OF COURSE, THERE ARE EXAMPLES OUT THERE WHERE TEACHERS AND STUDENT HAVE ADAPTED SUCCESSFULLY AND THAT IS GREAT FOR THAT.

AND YOU CAN FIND AN EXAMPLE TO FIT YOUR NARRATIVE AND THAT IS THE ADMINISTRATION'S NARRATIVE.

I HOPE THAT ALL YOU HAVE RAN FOR SCHOOL BOARD BECAUSE YOU WANTED TO HELP THE KIDS NOT THE WHO DON'T NEED IT BUT THE WASN'T ONE'S WHO DO NEE IT THE ONES WHO ARE AT RISK OF BEING LEFT BEHIND.

THE LIKE THE SIX KIDS IN NOVEMBER WHO THE ADMINISTRATION DIDN'T HAVE THE CREATIVE TOE FIND A SOLUTION ALL WHILE, DAYCARE CENTERS CONTINUE TO OPERATE ON A DAILY BASIS O HOW ABOUT THE TEACHERS WHO HAVEN'T ADAPTED, AND THOSE WHO CAN'T LEARN VIRTUALLY, DESPITE THE FACT THEY ARE NOT DIAGNOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.

TAKE THE CONTROL SET TARGET METRICS AND HOLD THE ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTABLE SO WE CAN GET OUT OF THE CYCLE SURVEY, POWER POINTS AND FOCUS GROUPS.

WHEN YOU DO, CONSIDER THE VARIETY OF RISKS NOT JUST THE HEALTH ONES N PARTICULAR THE RISK OF LOSING AN ENTIRE YEAR OF LEARNING TO SOME O THESE KIDS.

THE CDC GUIDELINES ARE MEANT TO BE A TOOL TO YOU AS DECISION MAKERS, RED IS ONLY RED BECAUSE IT'S ABOVE ORANGE.

IT HAS TO BE BALANCED AGAINST A WHOLE ARRAY OF RISKS.

I'M AN ESSENTIAL WORKER.

I HAVE TO EXPOSE MYSELF EVERY DAY TO COVID.

I ALWAYS ASSUMED THAT EDUCATING OUR SHISH WAS AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE AND MAYBE THE SCHOOL IT'S NOT.

IN THAT CASE WE CAN ALL GO HOME, AND FORGET IF THE KIDS ARE LEARNING HOW TO READ, FORGET IF THEY ARE CRIPPLING ANXIETY AND ALIENATING FROM PEOPLE.

I DON'T THINK THAT IS THE CASE, AND YOU KNOW IT'S THE NOT THE CASE THE EDUCATING OUR KIDS IN AN EQUITABLE WAY TO ENSURE THAT THEIR NEEDS ARE MET ISAGE SERVICE, AND IT CAN'T BE DONE ENTIRELY THROUGH THE CREEP NOT FOR SOME OF THESE -- SCREEN NOT FOR SOME OF THESE KIDS.

PLEASE SET METRICS, HOLD THEM ACCOUNTABLE, GET THE KIDS BACK IN SCHOOL WHO CHOOSE TO DO SO, ALLOW THEM TO BE BACK IN SCHOOL WHENEVER THEY CAN AND WE SHOULD HAVE DONE THIS FROM THE BEGINNING, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> THANK YOU MR. PAD CHECK.

>>> UP NEXT, WE HAVE MISS KIRSY CHAVEZ.

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>> MISS CHAVEZ, YOU CAN PLEASE TURN ON YOUR MICROPHONE?

>> YOU CAN HEAR ME?

>> YES, WE CAN, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> YES, WE CAN HEAR YOU.

>> SORRY ABOUT THAT.

>> OH, GOOD.

>> I WANT TO SPEAK ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH WHAT IT'S DOING TO OUR CHILDREN DURING THIS TIME.

YOU CAN HEAR ME?

>> YES.

>> WE CAN HEAR YOU.

>> SORRY.

I HAD TWO GIRLS THEY ARE NINE AND 12, I HAVE A NINE-YEAR-OLD WHO HAS SUICIDAL THOUGHTS.

SHE IS THINKING ABOUT JUMPING OFF THE BALCONY.

SHE HAS SEVERE ANXIETY, ANXIETY ATTACKS, SHE HAS NEVER EXPERIENCED THAT EVER.

SHE HAS BEEN A HAPPY CHILD LEARNING REALLY GOOD.

NOW SHE IS JUST HAVING PANIC ATTACKS.

SHE IS CRYING, SHE IS MISSING HER FRIENDS.

SHE FEELS ABANDONED.

SHE SAYS I CAN'T LEARN ONLINE.

SHE HAS DYSLEXIA, SHE FEELS LIKE SHE IS NOT GETTING THE HELP AT THE HENDRICKS CENTER, THERE'S NO TEACHERS THERE, SHE DOES EVEN WORSE BEING THERE RIGHT NOW.

I HAVE A 12-YEAR-OLD WHO IS NOT SPEAKING TO ME ANYMORE.

SHE HAS STOPPED TALKING AND HAS LOCKED UP IN HER ROOM.

THE TEACHER HAS GIVEN HER F, BECAUSE SHE IS GOTTEN INTO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, AND SHE NEEDS HELP.

THE TEACHER IS NOT HELPING HER.

SHE ASKED SEVERAL TIMESES.

I NEED HELP.

SHE GAVE A ONE MINUTE IN GET AN ASSIGNMENT.

SHE HAS GOTTEN FS AND COMPLETELY GIVEN UP.

SHE SAID I'M DONE, I'M DONE, I TRIED MY BEST, I'M NOT GETTING THE HELP, I NEED HELP FROM A TEACHER.

SO, I THINK THIS IS REALLY WRONG ON HAVING THE CHILDREN BEING HOME FOR ONE YEAR.

IN SWEDEN THE KIDS ARE GOING TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY BECAUSE THEY KNOW WHAT IT DOES FOR KIDS TO BE HOME THIS LONG IT'S NOT GOOD FOR THE MENTA STATE.

I SHOULDN'T, I DON'T THEY SHOULD SAY THAT THE TEACHERS ARE HAVING FEAR OF GOING BACK TO SCHOOL.

MY DAUGHTER HAS FEAR OF BEING HOME.

I HAVE FEAR FOR MY DAUGHTER BEING HOME THAT SHE IS GOING TO KILL HERSELF.

IF TEACHERS CAN HAVE FEAR, THEY CAN TAKE ANXIETY PILLS.

I CAN'T GIVE HER AND GIVE HER ANTIDEPRESSANTS AND SO FORTH.

SHE NEEDS TO BE IN SCHOOL.

>> THANK YOU MISS CHAVEZ.

THANK YOU.

>> NEXT UP, WE HAVE HACAN OSEN.

>> YOU CAN HEAR ME OKAY?

>> YES.

>> I WANT TO THANK THE AMAZING TEACHERS AND OTHERS IN OUR SYSTEM WHO HAVE BEEN HELPING OUR KIDS EXTENSIVELY.

I WILL BE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL FOR THEM.

SPEAKING ON BEHAVE MY 11-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER IN FIVETH GRADE WHO HAS SPECIAL NEEDS WHO HAS BEEN FAILED BY ACP EXTENSIVE SHE.

THE FACT THAT YOU WANTED HER TO GO TO A DIFFERENT SCHOOL, IS A NONSTARTER.

THE FACT THAT YOU WON'T PROVIDE FOR HER AID TO HELP HER OUT PERSONALLY IS A NONSTARTER.

SHE HAS SUFFERED EXTENSIVELY FROM VIRTUAL LEARNING.

SHE HAS BASICALLY CHECKED OUT.

SHE IS BASICALLY ON YOUTUBE HALF THE TIME.

I CAN'T BLAME HER.

SHE NEEDS THE HELP THAT SHE DESERVES THAT SHE WAS GIVEN IN HER IEP.

THE SYSTEM DOESN'T WORK.

OUR SECOND DAUGHTER, WHO IS FIVE, WHO ALWAYS LOVED SCHOOL IS NOW HATING SCHOOL.

EVERY DAY IS A STRUGGLE, EVERY DAY IS A STRUGGLE FOR HER, EVERY DAY IS A STRUGGLE FOR MY WIFE WHO HAS TO BALANCE WIFE BETWEEN OUR TW KIDS.

I WAS REALLY HAPPY TO HEAR FROM OUR SECOND SPEAKER THAT THEY WERE GIVE A CHOICE BY DR. HUTCHINGS, THAT IS GREAT.

WHAT ABOUT A CHOICE FOR US.

WHY HAVEN'T WE BEEN GIVEN A CHOICE FOR NINE MONTHS.

I DON'T WANT TO HEAR A WORK-LIFE BALANCE, WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER, WE NEED TO DEAL WITH THIS ISSUE TOGETHER.

NONE OF US WANT OUR CHILDREN AND OUR TEACHERS TO GET SICK.

HAVING SAID THAT, THE LACK OF PLANNING, THE LACK OF TRANSPARENCY, AND THE LACK OF VISION HAS HURT US ALL.

WE ARE NOT BETTER OFF NINE MONTHS LATER.

HOW COME HALF OTHER COUNTRIES, MISS CHAVEZ MENTIONED THIS BEFORE, WITH SWEDEN AND OTHERS HAVE MANAGED THIS PROCESS BETTER WITH MINIMAL CASES RECURRING CASES? WE HAVE TO RESTORE TRUST.

WE HAVE TO WORK ON THIS ISSUE TOGETHER.

OUR CHILDREN ARE SUFFERING THE CONSEQUENCES.

WE ALREADY WERE FAILING BEHIND IN COUNTRY STENCHLY IN STEM.

HOW CAN WE JUSTIFY FAILING THAT EMOTIONALLY, MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY EVEN FURTHER.

IT'S TIME TO COME TOGETHER, NO MORE EXCUSES, NO MORE SLIDES, NO MORE POWER POINTS, JUST A CLEAR VISION ON WHAT CAN BE DONE.

DON'T COME TO US, WITH WHAT CAN'T BE DONE.

COME TO US WITH WHAT CAN BE DONE AND YOU WILL HAVE ALLIES AND PARTNERS SO THAT

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WE CAN GET IT ALTOGETHER.

LET'S WORK ON IT TOGETHER TO FIND THE SOLUTION.

PLEASE, I WANT TO REITERATE THIS POINT.

DO NOT COME TO US WITH EXCUSES ON WHY YOU CAN'T OPEN THESE SCHOOLS IN A SAFE MANNER.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

>>> THANK YOU, NEXT UP, WE HAVE MISS ZION BESO.

>> YOU CAN TURN ON YOUR MICROPHONE?

>> HERE.

>> OKAY.

>> GREAT.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME A CHANCE TO SPEAK TODAY.

I'M ASKING YOU TO THAT ADD, A COUNSELOR THAT FOCUSES ON THE STUDENTS WELL-BEING.

I KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THE WORK THAT YOU DO FOR OUR STUDENTS.

I KNOW THAT OUR STUDENTS, SAFETY IS A PRIORITY.

I HAVE BEEN A PART OF ACPS FORECLOSE TO A DECADE.

IT WAS HARD TO KIDS TO ATTEND JOHN ADAMS, THE SERVICE I WAS GETTING IS ABSURD.

I'M HAPPY TO SIGH THAT THE ACPS STAFF MEMBERS ARE WELCOMING AND CONSIDERATE, THE CHANGE IS APPRECIATED BECAUSE THE CHANGE TH RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PARENTS CAN ONLY BENEFIT STUDENTS MORE.

ACADEMIC FIELD AND ACP HAS A BRIGHT FUTURE AND IT'S ONLY GOING TO SOAR, UNFORTUNATELY THERE'S ANOTHER ISSUE THAT IMPACTS THE STUDENTS A BIG WAY.

I'M EXPRESSING MY CONCERN FOR THE EMOTIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL SUPPORT SPECIFICALLY FOR HONOR ASK TAG STUDENTS.

IT SEEMS THAT WE ARE DELUDING OURSELVES THAT BECAUSE THE STUDENTS ARE MAKING THE GRADES AND PASSING THE TEST THEY ARE ALL RIGHT.

THEY ARE NOT ALL RIGHT.

IT'S TAKING A TOLL ON EVERY SINGLE STUDENT AND MOST OF THEM ARE NOT GETTING THE SUPPORT THAT THEY NEED BECAUSE IF THEY GO SEEK ANY COUNSELING HOWEVER GREAT THEY MIGHT BE, THEY KNOW THAT UNLESS IT'S TO FURTHER THEIR ACADEMIC CAREER, WHETHER IT'S TO CHANGE THEIR CURRENT CLASSES OR CHOOSE THEIR CLASSES FOR NEXT YEAR, THE CHONS LORES WOULD MUCH -- COUNSELORS WOULD MUCH BETTER PAY MORE ATTENTION TO THE KIDS WHO HAVE BEHAVIOR PATHS.

I AM NOT TRYING TO BE LITTLE OTHER STUDENTS NEEDS, IF THIS WAS AN ISSUE THAT I COULD FIX MYSELF.

I WANT MY STUDENT AND FRIENDS TO KNOW THAT THEY CAN TRUST OTHERS AND KNOW HOW TO HANDLE THAT.

I UNDERSTAND THAT THE COUNSELORS HAVE BEEN PROVIDING PRESENTATIONS ON A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT TOPICS, INCLUDING MENTAL HEALTH BUT I DO NOT SEE ANY POSITIVE EFFECTS.

IN FACT, I HARDLY BELIEVE THAT IT WORKS AT ALL.

I ADVICE TA THERE'S A SEPARATE COUNSELOR FOR HONOR, AND AP AND TAG STUDENT THAT FOCUSES SPECIFICALLY ON THE STUDENTS MENTAL WELL-BEING AND DOES NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THEIR ACADEMICS AT ALL.

WHILE THERE MIGHT BE ARGUMENTS THAT AS LONG AS IT DOESN'T AFFECT THE STUDENT'S GRADE IT DOES NOT MATTER BUT IT DOES.

THE STUDENTS GRADE AND PERFORMANCE CAN ONLY GET BETTER WHEN THEY'RE NOT MISSABLE.

THIS CAN HELP A LOT OF STUDENTS AND HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACT ON ONLY THEMSELVES BUT PEOPLE THAT THEY SURROUND THEMSELVES WITH.

LEARNING ABOUT THEIR EMOTIONS AND BEING ABLE TO FACE THEM INSTEAD OF BURYING UNDER THEIR WORK LOADS WILL LEAD TO A BETTER CHANCE AT SUCCESS.

I'M ASKING THIS BECAUSE JUST BECAUSE THEY MAKE GOOD GRADES DOES NOT MEAN THAT YOUR JOBS ARE DONE.

A STUDENTS SPEND COUNTLESS HOURS AT SCHOOL VIRTUAL OR NOT AND EXPECT THAT YOU KEEP THEM SAFE AND TAKE CARE OF THEM.

TAKE CARE OF OUR KIDS AND HELP THEM IN WAYS WE CANNOT KNOW HOW.

THANK YOU FOR JURY CONSIDERATION AND WISH YOU A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR.

>>> THE NEXT SPEAKER IS MISS LEE ABBOTT.

>> YOU CAN HEAR ME.

>> YES, WE CAN.

>> THANK YOU TO THE BOARD MEMBERS AND DR. HUTCHINGS AND ANY OTHER REPRESENTATIVES THAT ARE HERE.

REPRESENTING THE CHILDREN AND THE SCHOOLS.

I'D LIKE TO START -- I'M SORRY FOR THE BACKGROUND NOISE.

I'D LIKE TO START WITH THE QUESTION WHICH IS WHY WILL YOU NOT PROVIDE THE COMMUNITY WITH THE SPECIFIC METRICS THAT YOU WANT TO USE IN ORDER FOR THE CHILDREN TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL SOME SO I'D LIKE TO SAY TA AGAIN.

WHAT IS THE REASON WHY WE, THE COMMUNITY, HAVE NOT BEEN PROVIDED THE METRICS THAT

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WE'RE GOING TO BE ADHERING TO IN ORDER TO OPEN TH SCHOOLS?

>> I'M AN ASSISTANT TEACHER AT A PRIVATE SCHOOL WHERE WE HAVEN'T HAD ONE CASE OF COVID SINCE AUGUST.

WE WERE GIVEN A ADDENDUM POLICY MENU, AND OUR EMPLOYER HAS PROVIDED NEW GUIDELINES, NEW CLEANING SOLUTIONS, MASKS FOR ADULT AND CHILDREN, GLOVES AND NEW CLASSROOMS ARRANGEMENTS.

WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN AMPLE OPPORTUNITIES TO GET QUESTIONS ANSWERED.

OUR EMPLOYERS HAVE MADE US FEEL SAFE IN OUR WORKPLACE AND OUR FELLOW TEACHERS AND I ARE GRATEFUL WE ARE ABLE TO BE IN PERSON AND HELPING OUR CHILDREN EVERY DAY.

THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH REACHED OUT TO OUR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS TO GUIDE THEM IN PREPARING TO OPEN.

THEY HAVE BEEN -- THEY HAVE SINCE BEEN ABLE AND RESPONSIVE.

IT'S THE JOB OF THE ACPS ADMINISTRATORS TO PROVIDE THEIR STAFF WITH PERTINENT INFORMATION, SPECIFIC PLANS NOR CLEANING, SICK LEAVE, THE COVID CARE ACT INFORMATION, PPE MEASURES, ET CETERA.

THIS PLAN CAN BE FOUND ON THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND THE CDC WEBSITES.

CHILDREN ARE NOT THE SUPERVISOR SPREADERS OF THIS PANDEMIC.

THIS HAS BEEN REINFORCED BY THE CDC, UNICEF, THE WHO, AND THE EVEN DR. FAUCI.

THE PRIVATE SCHOOLS AND DAYCARE CENTERS WHICH DO NOT HAVE A CAP ON THE AMOUNT OF CHILDREN THAT ARE IN ONE ROOM ARE OPEN AND OPERATING UNDER THE GUIDELINES MENTIONED ABOVE.

AS WAS SAID ALREADY, PRIVATE SCHOOLS ARE A PERFECT EXAMPLE OF HOW THIS CAN BE DONE.

MY CHILDREN HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL MID-FEBRUARY TO START SCHOOL AND ONLY TWO DAYS A WEEK AT THAT.

NOT FULL-TIME AND NOT IN JANUARY.

I AM CONCERNED THAT THIS BOARD AND THE ACPS ADMINISTRATION MAY TRY TO PUSH THIS DATE BACK FURTHER AND FURTHER AS THEY HAVE DONE TO CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS THIS YEAR.

MY CHILDREN ARE STRUGGLING.

I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO KIDS THAT DO NOT HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS.

I'M NOT DISPARAGING THEM IN ANYWAY BUT THEY ARE ALSO IMPORTANT.

I HAVE STRONG RESILIENT CHILDREN AND THEY ARE SUFFERING.

MY YOUNGER SON IN SEVENTH GRADE HAS A 504 PLAN, AND I HAVEN'T HEARD ANYTHING.

>> MISS ABBOTT, I'M SORRY.

YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED, THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, MISS ABBOTT, YOU COULD SEND US MORE INFORMATION TO YOU WOULD LIKE TO, BUT THANK YOU.

>>> OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS MISS KIRSTIE GODDRY.

>> THANK YOU, YOU CAN HEAR ME.

>> YES, THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK WITH YOU TODAY.

I'M 98 IS KIRSTEN DOUGHERTY.

I'M A GROUP OF TEACHERS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS WHO ARE ADVOCATING FOR A SAFE RETURN TO SCHOOL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD WHO HAVE BEEN WILLING TO MEET AND INTERACT WITH US OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS.

I KNOW YOU DIDN'T CHOOSE O EXPECT TO BE IN THESE POSITIONS OF LEADERSHIP DURING A GLOBAL PANDEMIC AND I APPRECIATE THAT YOU'RE TRYING TO DO WHAT IS BEST FORTUNE AND FOR THE STAFF.

ADDITIONALLY I WANT TO THANK ACPS FOR MOVING FORWARD FOR THE JANUARY TOWARD OPEN DATE FOR BUILDINGS.

IT IS GOOD TO SEE THE MOVEMENT TOWARD PUBLIC SCHOOL IN THIS COMMUNITY.

I WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO PUBLICLY THANK THE ACPS TEACHERS.

I'M BLOWN AWAY BY THE AMOUNT OF WORK BEING DONE BY TEACHERS ACROSS THE CITY.

CONSTANTLY WORKING LONG HOURS, SORTING OUT TECH ISSUES AND FIGHTING DEPENDENCE LEARNING LOSS AND NOT TO MENTION DEALING WITH CHILD CARE, AND THE TRAUMA RELATED IN THE HOUSE HOLDS.

OUR ACPS TEACHERS THE MOST VALUABLE RESOURCES AND WE WANT TO DO EVERYTHING TO PROTECT THEM AND MAKE THEM FEEL SAFE.

IN MY LIMITED REMAINING TIME, I WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE THE BOARD TO SET COMMUNITY SAFETY METRICS, DURING EACH MEETING WE ARE DIRECTEDDED TO A SCREEN SHARE HAS THE DOCTOR INSTRUCTS US WHERE WE ARE.

WHILE THIS IS HELPFUL, I TELLS US LITTLE OF WHAT THE ALEXANDRIA SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER CONSIDER, SAFE OR UNSAFE FOR RE-OPENING.

NO METRICS WERE ESTABLISHED FOR EXACTLY WHAT COMMUNITY SPREAD WE HAD EXCEEDED WHICH

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CAUSED THESE CHILDREN NO LONGER TO BE RECEIVING THE IN PERSON INSTRUCTION THEY DESPERATELY NEED.

THE SUPERINTENDENT REPEATEDLY STATED THAT ACP WILL NOT BE RETURNING CHILDREN TO THE BUILDINGS UNTIL IT'S SAFE.

WHILE I RESPECT THIS SENTIMENT, WE ALL WANT TO BE SAFE.

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT IS DEFINED AS SAFE OR UNSAFE ACCORDING TO ACPS.

WHAT THE LEVEL OF THE COMMUNITY SPREAD THAT IS ACCEPTABLE.

WHAT IS THE LEVEL OF SPREAD THAT MEANS WE WON'T BE OPENING IN JANUARY AS PLANNED? THIS WILL HELP PARENTS BE TEACHERS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS PREPARE AND WILL HELP US UNITE AS A COMMUNITY TO GET RATES DOWN.

WE KNOW THAT THERE'S SIGNIFICANT DATA TO SHOW THAT SCHOOLS CAN BE SAFE PLACES EVEN WITH CONSIDERABLE COMMUNIT SPREAD AS LONG AS PROPERLY MITIGATION STRATEGY ARE IN PLACE.

WE RESPECTFULLY FOR OTHER.

ACPS TO PROVIDE COMMUNITY HEALTH METRICS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, IDEALLY BEFORE THE HOLIDAYS.

I BELIEVE THE PEOPLE OF ALEXANDRIA AND WE CAN WORK TOGETHER TO GET OUR COMMUNITY DOWN FOR A COMMON GOAL.

PLEASE DON'T WAIT UNTIL JANUARY OR FEBRUARY TO SET METRICS.

WE NEED THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND COMMUNITY LEADERS TO SET THE PATHWAY FORWARD TO KNOW THAT THE CHILDREN AND CHILDREN WHO NEED IT MOST CAN GET BACK TO SCHOOL.

I APPRECIATE THE LEADERSHIP AND SERVICE MUCH OF EACH OF YOU DURING THIS TIME.

THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> OUR NEXT AND FINAL SPEAKER FOR TODAY IS MISS SARAH MIKERAH.

I'M SORRY IF I HAVE THAT NAME ROCK.

YOU CAN YOU HEAR ME.

> ELEMENTARY AGE GIRLS IN SECOND GRADE AND KINDERGARTEN AND INVOLUNTARY HOME SCHOOLER.

I'M A STRONG NOTER TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

WE MOVED TO ALEXANDRIA SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

WE HAD TO TEMPORARILY DISENROLL FROM ACP.

BECAUSE OF VIRTUAL LEARNING BUT WANT TO COME BACK.

HOWEVER IF ACPS DOES NOT OPEN SOON, WE ARE GOING TO COME UP WITH A PERMANENT ALTERNATIVE.

MY HUSBAND AND I EQUALLY ATTENDED PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND SUPPORT, REGARDLESS OF SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS.

AS A MILITARY FAMILY WE MADE A CHOICE TO LIVE IN THE ACPS SCHOOL DISTRICT BECAUSE OF THE DIVERSITY AND QUALITY OF THE SCHOOLS.

MY HUSBAND AND I MANAGE HOUR JOBS AND VIRTUAL LEARNING THIS SPRING.

HOWEVER MY HUSBAND IS GONE FOR THE 2021 SCHOOL YEAR AND ONCE IT WAS DECIDED THAT SCHOOLS WOULD BE TOTALLY VIRTUAL IN FALL OF 2020.

WE MADE THE DIFFICULT DECISION TO PULL OUR KIDS AND HOME SCHOOL.

THERE WAS NO WAY I WAS ABLE TO KEEP MY JOB AND FACILITATE VIRTUAL LEARNING.

AS A PUBLIC AND ATTORNEY I'M INTERESTED FOR THOSE IN YOUR COMMUNITY WHO DO NOT HAVE THE ABILITY, OR RESOURCES TO FACILITATE VIRTUAL LEARNING.

WHILE ALL CHILDREN ARE STRUGGLING, I FEAR THOSE MOST VULNERABLE WILL BE LEFT BEHIND.

IT'S ALMOST SIX MONTHS, ACPS WAS NOT ABLE TO COME UP WITH A WORKABLE SOLUTION TO GET CHILDREN BACK TO SCHOOL IN 2020.

THE MAIN BENEFITS OF LOOKING BACK HOW THINGS WERE HANDLED IS A WAY TO PLAN FOR THE FUTURE.

MOST AGREE THAT THE NOW IS NOT THE BEST TIME TO OPEN.

ALLOWING SIX TO EIGHT CHILDREN, WILL NOT ADEQUATELY ADDRESS THIS ISSUE.

AND SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND ABROAD HAVE OPENED WITH MORE THAN FIVE TO SIX CHILDREN IN THE CLASSROOM.

WE NEED A PLAN FOR A FULL RE-OPENING IN SEPTEMBER 2021.

NOW THAT THERE'S THE VACCINE WHAT WILL BE THE POLICY FOR TEACHERS AND STAFF TO GET VACCINATED.

IS THERE A PLAN FOR THOSE WHO DO NOT WANT TO GET THE VACCINE.

THE WINDOW FOR GETTING KIDS VACCINATED FOR THE 2021 SCHOOL YEAR IS CLOSING IF NOT ALREADY CLOSED DUE TO THE LACK OF TRIALS FO CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 12.

I HOPE THIS WILL NOT BE USED AS RAIN TO NOT FULLY OPEN SCHOOLS SINCE ALL ADULTS WILL HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO B VACCINATED.

MY FAMILY AND MANY OTHERS WILL HAVE NO CHOICE BUT TO RELOCATE TO ANOTHER SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THOSE WITH RESOURCES TO DO SO MAY LEAVE THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM ENTIRELY.

AGAIN, I'M A STRONG SUPPORTER OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS, WE MOVED HERE SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

THE TOOK OUR KIDS OUT WAS BECAUSE I COULDN'T MANAGE DOING VIRTUAL OUT.

THE RECESSES WEREN'T AGENT IT I AND I WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO KEEP MY JOB.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

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>>> THANK YOU THAT IS CONCLUDE OUR PUBLIC COMMENTS FOR TODAY.

[5. Report from Student Representatives Lorraine Johnson and Ashley Sanchez-Viafara]

WE DO HAVE ONE WRITTEN COMMENT ASSOCIATED WITH TODAY'S MEETING AND THAT IS ALSO SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN DO FOR FUTURE MEETINGS S THAT THEY ARE ACTUALLY TO BE VIEWED BY THE PUBLIC WHICH IS DIFFERENT THAN JUST SENDING AN EMAIL TO THE BOARD.

SO, NOW, WE HAVE OUR STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE REPORTS.

SO, TAKE IT AWAY, I DON'T KNOW WHO IS FIRST.

>>> I DON'T THINK MARIN IS HERE.

>> THERE'S TOO MANY SQUARES.

I CAN'T KEEP TRACK.

TAKE IT AWAY ASHLEY.

>> GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYONE, TODAY'S REPORT IS TO -- COUPLE OF EVENTS THAT HAVE BEEN GOING ON IN THE PAST FEW WEEKS SO THE WEEK OF THE DECEMBER 7TH THE STUDENTS HAD THE ABILITY TO SUBMIT THANK YOU NOTES OR VIDEOS TO TEACHERS THANKING THEM FOR THEIR HARD WORK DURING THIS VIRTUAL LEARNING WHICH CAN BE DIFFICULT.

LAST WEEK WE HAD, EVERY GRADE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN A LUNCH, A ZOOM LUNCH DURING OUR BREAK, DURING HOUR BREAK TO DISCUSS CLASS INITIATIVES AND UPCOMING BREAKS AND TO ENGAGE AND TALK WITH OUR CLASSMATES.

THEN TO FINISH OFF THE WEEK OF CLASSES IN 2020, WE ENDED UP WITH WINTER BREAK SPIRIT WEEK FOR TODAY AND TOMORROW.

AND WE HAVE BEEN ENSURING AS PART OF THE IDENTITY PROJECT THAT WE'RE EMPHASIZING YOUR PARTICIPATION IN THE SELECTION OF THE NAME PROCESSES, WE HAVE BEEN REACHING OUT VIA EMAIL MOSTLY RIGHT NOW TO STUDENT THAT HAVE EXPRESSED THEIR CONCERNS WITH NAME SUGGESTIONS THAT WE'RE MAKING SURE THAT THEY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SUBMIT THE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IT, AND WE'RE ALSO GOING TO BEGIN UTILIZING OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORM, THE STUDENT REP SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS, INSTAGRAM AND TWITTER TO MAKE SURE THAT VOICE CONTINUES TO BE AT CENTER OF THIS MEANINGFUL PROJECT.

AFTER WE COME BACK FROM BREAK, WE'RE GOING TO BEGIN MEETING WITH THE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES TO DISCUSS WITH THEM ANY PLANS THEY HAVE FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOLS AND HOW WE CAN HELP THEM AND ASSIST THEM IN THAT PROCESS.

>> OKAY, THANK YOU FOR THAT REPORT.

[Consent Calendar]

>>> NEXT UP WE HAVE OUR CONSENT CALENDARS.

IF I WOULD GET A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT CALENDAR.

>> MADAM CHAIR, I MOVE THAT WE APPROVE THE CONSENT CALENDAR FOR THIS MEETING.

> CALENDAR.

IS THERE ANYTHING TO APPROVE THE CONSENT CALLER DAN.

CINDY ANDERSON YES, VERONICA NOLAN.

>> YES.

>> ALDERTON.

>> YES.

>> JACINTA GREEN.

>> YES.

>> MARGARET LORBER.

>> YES.

>> MICHELLE RIEF, YES.

>> HE CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ.

>> WEES YES, HEATHER THORNTON.

>> YES.

>> THAT IS 12 TO APPROVE THE CONSENT CALENDAR.

NOW WE ARE ON TO BUSINESS.

TODAY I'M GOING TO SAY THAT SOME BOARD MEMBERS HAVE COMMITTED QUESTIONS BEFORE THIS MEETING AND WE HAVE ACTUAL TIME LIMITS THAT AR SORT OF ASSOCIATED WITH DIFFERENT SUBJECTS ON THE AGENDA.

WE'RE GOING TO TRY TO STICK WITHIN THOSE, AND IF THERE'S ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS, THOSE CAN ALSO BE ANSWERED AFTER THE FACT, AFTER THE MEETING IF THEY'RE SUBMITTED TO THE SUPERINTENDENT.

SO, I WILL NOW TURN TO OVER TO DR. HUTCHINGS FOR ADOPTION OF THE CIP BUDGET.

> ADOPTION OF THE CIP.

I WANT TO CONGRATULATE OUR NEWEST EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES AND OPERATION,

[18. Adoption of the FY 2022-2031 Capital Improvement Program (CIP) Budget]

IT'S DR. ALICIA HART.

WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR HER LEADERSHIP.

SHE STEPPED INTO THIS ROLE THIS PAST JULY AND WHAT A WHIRLWIND YOU TALK ABOUT CHALLENGES COMING INTO FACILITIES.

WE HAVE ONE OF THE LARGEST CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMS IN THE HISTORY ALEXANDRIA CITY SCHOOLS WITH THE GROWTH THAT WE HAVE HAD IN ALL THE BUILDINGS THAT WE'RE PLANNING TO DO IN OVER NEXT TEN YEARS.

WE HAD A TRANSITION OF OUR CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, AND YOU'RE COMING INTO A GLOBAL PANDEMIC AND IT WAS THE SUMMER, AND I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT YOU HAVE DONE IT WITH SUCH GRACE AND LEADERSHIP.

YOU TALK WILL LEADERS SHOW UP DURING A CRISIS, YOU REALLY SHOWED UP, AND I KNOW THAT THE BOARD HAS SEEN THIS AND I HAVE SEEN IT AS WELL, WITH HOW OUR REPORTS AND HOW

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YOU ON WORK IS FOR EFFICIENT AND IT'S BEEN VERY EVERYBODY TIVE, EVEN DURING THIS GLOBAL PANDEMIC.

I KNOW A LOT OF THAT IS YOUR TEAM, OF COURSE, BUT YOU ARE LEADING THE WAY, AND YOU'RE DOING IT VERY WELL.

SO JUST THANK YOU.

DR. HART FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP.

THANK YOU FOR SAYING YES TO ACPS.

CONGRATULATIONS.

>> SO MUCH, I APPRECIATE THAT SINCERELY DR. HUTCHINGS, THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>>> IN ADDITION TO THE CIP WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT FOR A LITTLE WHILE NOW.

I KNOW THAT THERE'S A MOTION THAT HAS TO BE MADE.

I DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S ANYTHING THAT DR. HART OR MISS ERICKA GHOUL IC WOULD LIKE TO SAY BEFORE WE PASS THINGS BACK TO OUR MADAM CHAIR IN REGARDS TO OUR CIP.

>> WANT TO CONTINUE TO THANK NOT ONLY DR. HUTCHINGS BUT THE BOARD FOR THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AND HOPEFULLY TONIGHT MOVING FORWARD WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE BY MYSELF, AN MISS ERICA, AND OUR WONDERFUL CIP TEAM.

I'M NOT SURE IF MISS GULICK WANTS TO SAY ANYTHING.

>> NO I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO A ADD TO THAT.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND THE TEAM THAT CONTRIBUTED.

IT'S A LOT OF WORK INCLUDING OUR PARTNERS IN FINANCIAL SERVICES.

>> OKAY, WITH THAT, MISS NOLAN, DO YOU HAVE A MOTION FOR THE BUDGET MOTION?

>> THERE IT IS.

THERE IT IS FOR YOU.

>> YEP, THANK YOU SO MUCH CHAIR ANDERSON.

>> MADAM CHAIR I MOVE THAT THE ALEXANDRIA CITY SCHOOL BOARD ADOPT THE FISCAL YEAR 2022-2031 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECT IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF 551,483,000 WITH $55,199,200 IN FISCAL YEAR OF 2022.

THE SUPERINTENDENT HAS GRANTED THE AUTHORITY ON MAKE THE NECESSARY MINOR CHANGES TO COMPLY WITH THE SCHOOL BOARD.

>> SECOND.

>> OKAY.

>> MISS ALDERTON SECONDS MISS NOLAN'S MOTION TO APPROVE THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM BUDGET.

WE HAVE DISCUSSED THIS, IF SOMEBODY HAS SOMETHING THAT THEY NEED TO SAY BEFORE WE DO SO, BUT OTHERWISE, I'M GOING TO CALL FOR A VOTE.

I DON'T SEE ANYONE.

CINDY ANDERSON YES.

>> VERONICA NOLAN.

>> YES.

>> MEAGAN ALDERTON?

>> I THINK YOU'RE MUTED.

>> YES.

>> SORRY, THERE YOU GO.

RAMEE GENTRY.

>> YES.

>> JACINTA GREEN.

>> YES.

>> MICHAEL LORBER.

>> YES.

>> MICHELLE RIEF.

>> YES.

>> CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ.

>> YES.

>> HEATHER THORNTON.

>> YES.

>> WE HAVE A CIP BUDGET.

NINE-ZERO.

YAY, GOOD JOB, EVERYONE.

AND IT WAS A GREAT PROCESS THIS YEAR SO THANK YOU EVEN THOUGH WE WOULD ALWAYS LOVE TO HAVE MORE MONEY.

NEXT UP, WE HAVE THE ENHANCED CONTINUITY OF 5.0 UPDATE.

[19. Update on Virtual+ Plus and Phased Reopening: Phasing in Pre-K to 12 Students]

SO, I'M GOING TO SEND TO BACK TO DR. HUTCHINGS.

>> THANK YOU MADAM CHAIR AND BEFORE WE GET STARTED TO THE PRESENTATION TODAY.

I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU T ALL OF OUR STAFF.

I HEARD SOME OF THE COMMENT EARLIER TODAY AND PEOPLE ACKNOWLEDGING THE HARD WORK OF OUR STAFF MEMBERS AND THEY HAVE DONE A PHENOMENA JOB IN TRYING TIMES.

THESE ARE TOTALLY UNPRECEDENTED TIMES FOR ALL OF US AND IT HAS BEEN A CHALLENGE TO TRYING TO EDUCATE OUR YOUNG PEOPLE KEEP OUR MENTAL HEALTH INTACT AND TRYING TO DO ALL THE THINGS THAT OUR STAFF MEMBERS ARE FORCED TO DO AT HOME BECAUSE THEY'RE WORKING FROM HOME.

I WANT TO THANK THEM FOR ALL OF THEIR HARD WORK.

I ALSO WANT TO SAY THAT AS WE ARE TRANSITIONING INTO BRINGING OUR STUDENTS BACK INTO OUR SCHOOL BUILDINGS.

I THINK IT'S SO IMPORTANT FOR US TO KEEP IN MIND FOR MANY OF US TO MAKE THESE DECISIONS WE COMMUNITY HEALTH METRICS AND WE'RE LOOKING AT THE SCHOOL IMPACT TO DETERMINE WHETHER OUR DOORS OPEN OR NOT.

I REALLY DO APPRECIATE THE INSIGHT AND THE GUIDANCE THAT DR. HERRING AND HIS TEAM AND THE ALEXANDRIA HEALTH DEPARTMENT A PROVIDED US THROUGH THIS ENTIRE PROCESS.

ONE THING THAT IS DEFINITELY DEFINITIVE IN REGARDS TO THE WORK THAT WE DO, THE BOARD AS WELL AS THE SUPERINTENDENT, YOU KNOW, WE ARE EXPERTS IN THE EDUCATIONAL WORLD, BUT WE ARE NOT EXPERTS IN THE HEALTH WORLD.

WE DO HAVE TO RELY ON OUR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS IN SOME INSIGHT THAT THEY BRING TO THE TABLE AND THEN WE USE OUR EDUCATIONAL EXPERTISE TO DETERMINE WHAT IS GOING TO BE MORE FEASIBLE FOR US WITH REGARD TO OUR SCHOOLING.

WE HAVE PROVIDED THOSE METRICS AND ONE THING THAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE MORE OF LIKE A VISUAL FOR OUR COMMUNITY SO THEY CAN SEE

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WHEN WE GET BACK FROM THE WINTER BREAK.

LIKE WHAT WILL PREVENT US FROM NOT OPENING THOSE DOORS.

WE'RE WORKING THROUGH LOWS LONG STICKS TO MAKE IT -- LOGISTICS TO MAKE IT MORE VISUALLY STIMULATING SO IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT HAS TO B EXPLAINED BY A CONVERSATION.

THE TWO THINGS WE LOOK I REGARD TO OUR COMMUNITY METRICS, WE ARE LOOKING AT THE NUMBER OF POSITIVES PER 100,000 IN THE CIT ALEXANDRIA.

WE ALSO HAVE TO LOOK IN OUR SURROUNDING AREAS.

ONLY 30% OF OUR STAFF ACTUALLY LIVE IN THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA.

OUR STAFF IS COMING FROM ALL OVER THE MORE THAN VIRGINIA REGION, MUCH AS FAR AS RICHMOND VIRGINIA WHO TRAVEL TO A ALEXANDRIA FOR WORK.

WE HAVE TO LOOK AT THAT THE POSITIVITY RATE WITHIN THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA, AND THESE ARE THE MAIN TWO METRICS THAT THE CITY ATHLETIC -- I'M SORRY, THE CITY -- THE ALEXANDRIA HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

PROVIDES US WITH THE UPDATES THAT DR. HERRING PROVIDES WHICH HE WILL BE PROVIDING TODAY AS WELL.

THOSE ARE THE TWO MAIN COMPONENTS FROM THE COMMUNITY HEALTH METRICS THAT WE USE.

FROM THE SCHOOL SIDE AND THIS IS WHERE OUR EDUCATIONAL EXPERTISE COME IN.

WE LOOK AT THE SCHOOL IMPACT.

LET'S LOOK AT OUR STAFFING.

ARE WE EQUIPPED TO BE ABLE TO OPERATE EFFICIENTLY WITHIN OUR SCHOOLS WITH THE PROP STAFFING, WITHIN OUR BUILDINGS.

WE ARE ONCE WE GET OUR FINALIZED NUMBERS FOR OUR STUDENTS CHOICE AND FOUR FAMILY CHOICE FORMS WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT OUR TRANSPORTATION AND HOW THAT IS GOING TO.

HAVE AN IMPACT ON OPENING OF OUR SCHOOLS AND WE ARE HOPING THAT OUR FAMILIES WILL ASSIST US WITH TRYING TO BRING THIS THEIR KIDS AND INSTEAD OF THEM RIDING THE BUS AT TIMES IF CAPABLE OR ABLE, BECAUSE W TO FOLLOW THE CDC GUIDELINES ON OUR BUSS AND TRANSPORTATION COMPONENT.

WE HAVE TO LOOK AT HOW IS THE BUILDING FUNCTIONING AND OPERATING.

IS IT ABLE TO OPERATE EFFICIENTLY WITHIN OUR BUILDINGS.

THAT IS ANOTHER FACTOR WE HAVE TO PUT IN PLACE.

THOSE ARE KIND OF THE SCHOOL IMPACT AREAS THAT WE LOOK AT AND THEN WE MAKE A DECISION BASED ON THAT INFORMATION.

WHAT I'VE SAID IN THE PAST IS THAT OUR COMMUNITY HEALTH ARE OUR FIRST PRIORITY THAT.

THAT IS THE FIRST STEP THAT WE LOOK IN REGARDS TO DETERMINING WHETHER OR NOT WE'RE GOING TO OPEN OUR SCHOOL DOORS.

WHEN WE DECIDED TO CLOSE THEM BACK BEFORE NOVEMBER THE 30TH, RIGHT BEFORE THE THANKSGIVING BREAK, THE REASON FOR THAT WAS TH INFORMATION WE RECEIVED FROM OUR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS WAS THAT MANY PEOPLE REMEMBER NOT GOING TO YOU KNOW, FOLLOW THE CDC GUIDELINES.

MANY PEOPLE WOULD TRAVEL OUT OF THE AREA.

MANY PEOPLE WOULD VISIT FAMILIES MEMBERS WITHOUT WEARING FACE COVERINGS AND THING OF THAT NATURE AND THAT THIS ENTIRE COUNTRY, INCLUDING THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA WOULD SEE A SPIKE IN REGARDS TO POSITIVES.

I'M GRATE.

FOR THAT INSIGHT AND I'M BLAD WE REACTED TO THAT BECAUSE WE DID SEE A SPIKE THE WEEK AFTER WE GOT BACK FROM OUR THANKSGIVING BREAK.

WE ARE RIGHT NOW AS WE GO INTO ANOTHER WINTER BREAK IN A COUPLE OF DAYS.

WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO STAY IN CONTACT AND STAY IN COLLABORATION WITH THE ALEXANDRIA HEALTH DEPARTMENT THROUGHOUT THIS PROCESS, AND I JUST WANT TO PREFACE THAT BEFORE WE GOT INTO OUR PRESENTATION TODAY.

I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOU ALL TO KNOW.

WE WILL HAVE A VISUAL THAT WE CAN USE WITH REGARDS TO OUR MATRIX OF RETURN WHEN WE GET BACK ON JANUARY 4TH.

PLEASE BE EXPECTING THAT, BOARD MEMBERS REALLY SOON AND WE WILL BE ABLE TO SHARE MORE AT OUR NEXT UPDATE AT OUR JANUARY 7TH MEETING.

TODAY LET'S GO INTO OUR PRESENTATION AND LOOK AT THE ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS AND WHAT WE'RE PLANNING TO COVER FOR THE BOARD.

WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT OUR GUIDANCE AND THE HEALTH DATA, OF COURSE.

AND TALK ABOUT OUR HYBRID LEARNING MODEL.

WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO TALK ABOUT THE UPDATED TIME LINE AND WHY WE HAVE CHOSEN THE INSTRUCTIONAL MODEL ON SCHEDULES THAT WE'RE GOING TO SHARE WITH YOU AS WELL AS THE LEARNING TUNS WE WILL BE PROVIDING OUR STAFF MEMBERS WITH REGARD TO CONCURRENT TEACHING.

I WILL BE TALKING MORE ABOUT THAT LATER TODAY.

WE LIKE TO REVISIT OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES AND THAT OUR NEXT SLIDE.

I'M NOT GOING TO GO INTEREST THE SPECIFIC DETAILS.

IT'S SOMETHING TO REMIND THE BOARD AS WELL AS OUR COMMUNITY THAT THESE ARE GUIDING PRINCIPLES THAT HELP US TO REALLY NAVIGATE THIS WORK AND THIS VERY COMPLICATED WORK THAT IS FOREVER CHANGING IT SEEMS THESE DAYS.

NEXT SLIDE.

I ALSO WANTED TO REVISIT OUR REVISED PREENTRY PLAN.

ONE THING THAT IS SO IMPORTANT FOR US RIGHT NOW.

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WE DO HAVE A PLAN TO RETURN OUR STUDENTS BACK INTO THE SCHOOL BUILDINGS ON JANUARY 19TH THROUGH FEBRUARY THE 16TH.

IT'S SO IMPORTANT FOR US TO NOT DIVE INTO SENDING ALL OF OUR KIDS RIGHT AWAY.

HAVING THE STAGGERED OR THE PHASED IN APPROACH IT REALLY IS GOING TO ALLOW US TO BE AS EFFICIENT AS WE GO BACK INTO THIS TRANSITION AS POSSIBLE.

IT WILL ALSO ALLOW US TO GET SOME LESSONS LEARNED ALONG THE WAY WITH SMALLER GROUPS AS WE GROW INTO THE LARGER GROUPS AND GET ROUTINES IN PLACE.

IT ALLOWS US TO FOLLOW THE PRIORITIZATION TRUCK TUR THAT WE SET -- STRUCTURE THAT, WE FOCUS ON THE STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS, AND EARLY LEARNERS AND SECONDARY LEARNERS.

WE ARE STILL STAYING TRUE TO THAT THAT WE ADOPTED BACK IN JULY AND AUGUST IN REGARDS TO OUR PRIORITIZATION.

THE NEXT SLIDE.

I WANT TO GIVE YOU AN IDEA WHERE WE ARE.

WE ARE USING SPRINTS BECAUSE THERE'S SO MUCH TO GET DONE QUICKLY BUT THIS REALLY IS A MARATHON.

I DON'T KNOW IF ANYBODY HAS RAN A MARATHON BEFORE.

I HAVE DONE A HALF MARATHON, I HAVEN'T DONE A FULL MARATHON.

GO AHEAD, MISS GENTRY I LOVE THAT YOU HAVE DONE TWO, THAT IS AMAZING.

I HAVEN'T FINISHED A FULL ONE YET, AND THIS IS A MARATHON THAT WE'RE IN RIGHT NOW PUT WE HAVE -- BUT WE HAVE SEVERAL SPRINTS.

THIS IS THE SAME CONCEPT THAT WE USE WITH OUR 4.0.

AND HOW WE ARE GOING INTO THIS YEAR AS WELL.

WE ARE NOW ON SPRINT NUMBER THREE.

THIS IS THE TIME THAT WE ARE BEGINNING TO DEVELOP OUR SCHEDULES FOR OUR IN PERSON LEARNING AND THE VIRTUAL DAYS.

WE ARE FINALIZING ALL OF THE PHASED IN RESPREE PLANS, WE ARE WORKING WITH THE PRINCIPALS, AND ENGAGING WITH THE COMMUNITY TO GE THE FAMILY CHOICE FORMS AND WE WILL BE PRIVATING INTO THIS TRANSITION OF IN PERSON LEARNING FOR FAMILIES WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO COME BACK WHEN WE GET BACK FROM THE WINTER BREAK AS EARLY AS JANUARY THE NEENG.

OF COURSE, THIS IS ALL CONTINGENT ON THE COMMUNITY HEALTH METRICS AND THE SCHOOL IMPACTS THAT I TALKED ABOUT JUST A FEW MINUTES AGO.

BUT THAT IS WHERE WE ARE AT THIS POINT, AND TODAY WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO SHARE SOME OF THE SOLIDIFIED INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE GATHERED OVER THE PAST SEVERAL WEEKS.

>> NEXT SLIDE.

> DR. HERRING SO HE CAN GIVE INSIGHT ON WHERE WE ARE WITH HEALTH MITIGATION INDICATORS, AND AS I SPOKE ABOUT BEFORE THOSE CORE INDICATORS ARE THE TWO AREA THAT HELP US WITH THE TRANSITIONING BACK IN SCHOOL.

THE SECOND INDICATORS, BUT WE FOCUS ON THE CORE INDICATORS WHEN WE LOOK AT OUR TRANSITION BACK.

DR. HERRING, BACK TO YOU.

>> GOOD EVENING, DR. STEPHEN HERRING, AND THANKS DR. HUTCHINGS FOR HAVING ME HERE AND THANKS FOR THE PARTNERSHIPS THAT ACPS HAS WITH THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

AND THIS IS THE RANGE OF THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION IN THE SCHOOLS.

THE CDC IF YOU WILL NOTE HAS WHAT WE DO IN PUBLIC HEALTH.

WE DIDN'T NECESSARILY SAY SOMETHING IS SAFE OR UNSAFE.

WHAT WE DO IS TALK ABOUT RISK.

THERE ARE THESE FIVE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES AT THE LOWEST ALL THE WAY UP TO THE HIGHEST RISK.

WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE CDC STRAT FICTIONS OF THIS TO BE IN THE HIGHEST RISK OF TRANSMISSION WITHIN THE SCHOOL SETTING THAT WOULD B A LEVEL OF 200 PER NEW CASES -- OF NEW CASES PER 100,000 IN THE PRIOR 14 DAYS.

AS YOU CAN SEE THE 568 IS CLOSE TO TRIPLE WHAT IT WOULD TAKE TO ACTUALLY BE IN THE HIGHEST RISK OF TRANSMISSION.

THEN YOU LOOK AT NEXT ONE, WE ARE IT'S IN THE RISK AND IT'S NINE PERCENT.

I SHOULD NOTE THAT THERE ARE THREE ALEXANDRIA ZIP CODES THAT ARE GREATER THAN TEN PERCENT.

IT'S AT TEN PERCENT THAT WOULD BE AT THE THRESHOLD FOR THE HIGHEST RISK OF TRANSMISSION.

THERE ARE ANOTHER METRICS THAT DR. HUTCHINGS NOTED AT SECONDARY INDICATORS FOR RISK OF TRANSMISSION WITHIN THE SCHOOL SETTING, BUTS A DR. HUTCHINGS HAD TALKED ABOUT BEFORE.

WE'RE LOOKING AT A LOT OF OTHER DATA.

WE LOOKING AT WHAT I HAPPENING IN FAIRFAX, ARLINGTON AND PRINCE WILLIAM AND WASHINGTON D.C. WE CONSIDER THE ROLLING AVERAGE OF THE NUMBER OF NEW CASES.

RIGHT NOW WE'RE HIGHER THAN WE HAVE BEEN AT ANYTIME DURING THE PANDEMIC.

WE WATCHED THE NUMBER OF HOSPITALIZATIONS WHICH IS ABOUT TWICE AS MUCH -- THE NUMBER OF COVID-19 HOSPITALIZATIONS WHICH IS TWICE WHAT IT WAS JUST ABOUT THREE OR FOUR WEEKS AGO.

IT'S NOT QUITE AS HIGH AS IT WAS AT ITS PEAK.

WE WATCH THE NUMBER O VENTILATOR WE WATCH THE EMS RUNS AND ONE OF THE THINGS WE WATCH IS OUR DEATHS.

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WE HAVE HAD IN THE PAST TWO WEEKS EIGHT DEATHS.

AND THAT IS AS MANY AS W HAVE HAD SINCE THE BEGINNING OF JUNE.

WE ARE IN DIRE SITUATION RIGHT NOW.

IT MIGHT NOT FEEL LIKE THAT FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING OUT TO RESTAURANTS AND GOING OUT TO CAFES, I KNOW THAT FOR THE ACPS FAMILIES.

IT FEELS LIKE THIS FOR THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

WE'RE TELLING PEOPLE, STAY AT HOME.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ALL OF THE OTHER THINGS, BUT WE ARE NOT IN A GOOD SITUATION RIGHT NOW, AND I'M REALLY IMPLORING AND REALLY BEGGING PEOPLE TO STAY AT HOME, UNLESS IT'S ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY TO BE OUT.

THAT IS IT FROM MY PRESENTATION, DR. HUTCHINGS.

>>> I THINK I'M GOING TO TURN THINGS OVER TO MISS BERGOS TO TALK ABOUT OUR FAMILY.

>> THANK YOU, DR. HUTCHINGS, I WANT TO START OUT BY SAYING THAT I APPLAUD THE EFFORTS OF OUR SCHOOL, AND SPECIFICALLY THE HELP LINE.

WE HAVE BEEN TALKING TO A LOT OF FAMILIES THIS WEEK, AND WE WANT TO THANK OUR FAMILIES FOR FAKING OUR CALLS AND COMPLETE TH FAMILY CHOICE FORMS. AS I NOTE DURING THE LAST MEETING THAT THE COMMUNITY MEETINGS WE, WE WERE ABLE TO ANSWER A LOT OF QUESTIONS ASK LAUNCHED THE FORM ON DECEMBER SECOND AND HAVE BEEN HARD AT WORK.

WITH HAD OAF 11,000 FORMS COMPLETED.

FRO PERCENT OF OUR FAM -- 42% OF OUR FAMILIES COMPLETED THE FORM.

SO, FRIDAY THE MIDNIGHT IS THE DEADLINE BECAUSE WE HAVEN'T HEARD FROM MANY OF OUR FAMILIES.

LAST WEEK WE WERE CLOSER TO 50% OF PARTICIPATION.

WE HAVE BEEN REALLY HITTING THE PAVEMENT, EVEN OUR PRINCIPALS ARE AT HOME, CALLING OUR FAMILIES.

OUR PRINCIPALS HAVE BEEN ENCOURAGING THE FAMILIES TO PARTICIPATE WITH THE FORM AS WELL.

I WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY FORESTS DOING THAT.

ONE THING I WANT TO THOUGH THE IS WE'RE SEEING, LOWER RATES OF COMPLETION IN OUR SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

WE ARE USING TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO -- NEED TO MUTE.

>> I WILL REPEAT THAT, I WILL REPEAT THAT, SECONDARY SCHOOLS FROM 57 TO 70% BY SCHOOL AND REUSING THE LAST FEW DAYS AS ALL WE CAN CENTRALLY AND AT THE SCHOOL LEVEL TO HAVE ALL THE FAMILIES COMPLETE THE FORM BY THE DEADLINE.

I CAN'T STRESS ENOUGH THAT THIS INFORMATION IS SUPER IMPORTANT FOR US TO RECEIVE FROM FAMILIES WHICH IS WHY WE EXTENED THE DEADLINE TO TOMORROW AT MIDNIGHT.

OUR PRINCIPALS WANT TO GATHER THIS INFORMATION TO ABLE TO MATCH IT UP WITH OUR INTENT TO RETURN FORM DAYS THAT WE RECEIVED BACK IN NOVEMBER SO THAT WE CAN SEE WHAT EACH SCHOOL PROFILE LOOKS LIKE IN TERMS OF HOW MANY STASH AND STUDENTS ARE RETURNING AND PLANNING AHEAD.

WE CONTINUE THE PLANNING EFFORTS AND THIS INFORMATION IS REALLY, REALLY CRITICAL.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK.

I KNOW THE STAFF WAS WORKING REALLY HARD.

I WILL TELL YOU THAT THE AVERAGE CALLS THROUGH THE HELP LINE DAILY WERE SEVEN TO 800 CALLS.

OUR FAMILIES ARE ENGAGED AND WORKING WITH US TO GET THAT INFORMATION.

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS BEEN HELPING US GET THIS INTO THE SYSTEM.

IT'S BACK OVER TO YOU DR. HUTCHINGS.

>> THANK YOU.

MISS BERGOS,.

>>> I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE TIME LINE FOR OUR STAFF.

AS WE TRANSITION TO OUR IN PERSON LEARNING OR HYBRID LEARNING STARTING ON JANUARY THE 19TH WE WANT TO MACH SURE THAT STAFF ARE ABLE TO GET INTO OUR BUILDINGS AND GET PREPARED FOR OUR STUDENTS TO RETURN AS WELL AS TO BE A PASTER SOME OF THE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING THAT WE'RE GOING TO NEED T CONDUCT FOR CONCURRENT TEACHING AND SOME OF THE REQUIRED HEALTH TRAININGS THAT THEY NEED TO BE A PART OF SOME OF THE SIMULATIONS ARE GOING TO NEED TO OCCUR AT THE SCHOOL SITES TO PREPARE THEM FOR INSTRUCTION AND INTERNAL LOGISTICS THAT THEY WILL HAVE TO DO, BECAUSE ONE THING THAT WE DO KNOW, GETTING BACK INTO OUR SCHOOLS WHENEVER WE TRANSITION BACK.

THE GOAL SO TRANSITIONING ON JANUARY 19TH CON TINT JENT UPON OUR SCHOOL METRICS,

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HOWEVER WHEN WE TRANSITION, SCHOOL IS NOT GOING TO BE HOW IT WAS WHEN WE CAME BEFORE MARCH 13.

I THINK WE HAVE TO KEEP THAT IN MIND.

I'M NOT SAYING THAT MAKE AN EXCUSE.

I'M NOT SAYING THAT TO DETER PEOPLE FROM WANTING TO COME BACK INTO OUR SCHOOLS.

WHEN WE GET IN THE BUILDINGS THERE'S NOT GOING TO BE ALL OF THE STUDENTS, THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE FACE MASKS, THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE SNEEZE GUARDS IN THEIR CHAIRS.

THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO GO AROUND THE CLASSROOM LIKE THEY DO, THAT LEARNING ENVIRONMENT IS GOING TO BE DIFFERENT AND WE WILL HAVE KIDS WHO ARE STILL VIRTUAL AND TEACHERS WHO ARE ALSO VIRTUAL.

THIS TRANSITION IS MORE ABOUT THE SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL NEED OF OUR KIDS AND LESS ABOUT THE ACADEMIC COMPONENT.

WE'RE TRYING TO WORK WITH THE ACADEMICS WITH THE VIRTUAL PLUS LEARNING THAT IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW.

MANY OF THE KIDS ARE EXPERIENCING ISSUES WITH SOCIALIZATION, AND THIS IS GOING TO GIVE THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE IN CLASSROOM AROUND SOME OF THEIR PEERS BUT IT'S STILL GOING TO BE A LOT OF RESTRICTIONS THAT ARE GOING TO BE A PART OF THAT SPACE.

I WANT TO SAY THIS TO OUR FAMILIES, SO THAT YOU CAN UNDERSTAND THAT IT'S NOT GOING TO BE THE EXPERIENCE THAT EVERYBODY IS ACCUSTOMED TO.

IT'S GOING TO BE ANOTHER NEW EXPERIENCE, AND THAT IS A DISRUPTION THAT IS GOING TO HAVE TO HAPPEN BECAUSE AT SOME POINT WE WILL HAVE TO GO BACK INTO OUR BUILDINGS.

WE HAVE OUR STAFF INTO THE BUILDING ON JANUARY 11TH.

WE WILL USE MONDAYS BECAUSE MONDAY IS DESIGNATED AS PROFESSIONAL LEARNING DAYS, DAYS FOR STAFF TO DO PLANNING LESSONS AND THING OF THAT NATURE.

WE ARE USING MONDAY SO WE ARE NOT TAKING SYNCHRONOUS DAYS AWAY FROM OUR STUDENTS.

WE WANT TO USE THE MONDAYS STARTING JANUARY 11 TO ALLOW FOR THE STAFF TO SET UP CLASSROOMS AND DO PROFESSIONAL LEARNING.

YOU WILL HEAR FROM DR. HEART LATER ON TODAY ABOUT SOME OF THE SET UPS THAT ARE OCCURRING BECAUSE WE'RE NOT EXPECTING THE TEACHERS TO SET UP WITH THE CLASSROOMS WITH 6-FOOT DISTANCING ARE.

WE DOING THAT FOR THEM.

ALL OF THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN WHEN THE BREAK DID DONE WITH THAT.

IT WILL BE COMPLETED DECEMBER THE 28TH BECAUSE WE'RE DOING EVERY CLASSROOM IN THE WHOLE SCHOOL DIVISION.

WE ARE WORKING THROUGH WITH THE SAME AMOUNT OF STAFF THAT WE HAD PRIOR TO THIS GLOBAL PANDEMIC BY THE WAY ASK THEY'RE DOING' WONDERFUL JOB.

THANK YOU TO THE MAINTENANCE CREW OUT THERE.

I WANTED TO GIVE YOU AN OVERVIEW.

DR. MAAN IF YOU COULD TALK ABOUT THE LEADERSHIP MEETINGS.

>> THANK YOU, AND EVERYONE THE PANEL, AS DR. HUTCH WE ARE STILL MEETING WITH OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM EVERY MONDAY.

ON DECEMBER EBB SEVENTH WE HAD THE GROUP TOGETHER.

WE TOOK THAT INFORMATION AND ALL OF THEIR QUESTIONS AND DEVELOP AID FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION DOCUMENT AND AT THE END OF THE MEETING WE ASKED A SURVEY QUESTION.

WE HAD 124 RESPONDENTS AND WHAT WE NOTICED HERE ONE QUESTION THAT WAS PARAMOUNT WAS THEIR COMFORT LEVEL WITH CONCURRENT TEACHING AND WE IN MOSTLY ONES AND TWOS, THAT SAID THEY WEREN'T THAT COMFORTABLE AND MOST OF IT THE SAFETY AND TECHNOLOGY AND SUPPORT AND ROUTINES.

WE AGAIN WENT THROUGH THE PROCESS OF ANSWERING ALL OF THEIR QUESTIONS AND STARTED TO PREPARE FOR WHAT THE NEXT MONDAY WHICH WAS THE 14, WHAT SURVEY WOULD LOOK LIKE.

WE TRIED TO PREVIEW FOR THE TEACHERS DEPEND, WHAT THE SCHEDULING WOULD LOOK LIKE AND WE WILL GO OVER IN A COUPLE OF SLIDES BUT WHAT DOES CONCURRENT TEACHING MEANS AND DEFINING THAT PHRASE FOR CPS.

ALSO ON THAT DAY WE PUT THEM INTO BREAK OUT ROOMS AND WE HAD THEM TO START TO BUILD OUT IDEAS.

FOR INSTRUCTION, ENGAGEMENT AND LOGISTICS, AND I CAN HEAR DR. SINGLE NOW, CHECKS FOR UNDERSTANDING, FORMS OF ASSESSMENT, WE KNOW THAT THE MEDIA IS ASKING US ABOUT HOW WE ARE ASSESSING OUR STUDENTS.

WE WANTED THE GROUP TO THINK THROUGH THESE FOUR AREAS, BUT SPECIFICALLY CHECKS FOR UNDERSTANDING, THE PUBLIC SPEAKERS DR. HUTCHINGS AND OTHERS WE NEED TO ASSESS HOW OUR STUDENTS ARE DOING.

WE ARE GOING TO TURN IT T THE PRINCIPALS AND TEAMS, AND THE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING TEAM AS FAR AS WHAT WE NEED TO FOCUS ON TO HELP OUR STUDENTS GET READY FOR CONCURRENT INSTRUCTION.

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>> THIS PAST MONDAY, WHAT DID WE DO? THIS TIME WE HAD OVER 270 PEOPLE IN THE ROOM.

THIS INCLUDED TEACHERS ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS, PRINCIPALS AND DISTRICT LEADERS, AND SO AGAIN, GETTING UPDATES TO THEM FROM DR. HERRING, FROM ALEXANDRIA HEALTH DEPARTMENT BUT THEIR FEEDBACK AND IDEAS.

WE REALLY WANTED TO PREVIOUS THE GROUP WHERE WE ARE GOING INTO AT THIS LAST WEEK

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BEFORE WINTER BREAK, SO AGAIN, THAT IS THE MISS BURGOS WENT OVER THE INTENT TO RETURN AND THE SPRING PLAN, DEFINING THE CONDITIO CURRENT TEACHING, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR ACP, OUR SCHEDULE, BUT ALSO A HUGE REMINDER ON THE HEALTH AND SAFETY, WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO FOR HEALTH MITIGATE ORS AND DR. HUTCHINGS INDICATED WOULD BEGIN JANUARY LEVING.

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AND WE DID THE SAME SURVEY ON THE SEVENTH AND THE 14.

YOU WILL NOTICE ON THE LEFT.

RESULTS WE HAD MOSTLY ONES AND TWOS ABOUT THE COMFORT LEVEL IMPLEMENTED CONCURRENT TEACHING.

WE SAW IN ONE WEEK'S TIME A SLIDE TRANSITION THAT WE STILL HAVE MORE THREES THAT PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE WITH CONCURRENT TEACHING WHICH IS POSITIVE.

WE KNOW THAT THIS IS A NEW WAY OF TEACHING FOR ALL YOU HAVES.

ALL OF US GETTING COMFORTABLE, WITH WHAT THIS MEAN WHETHER IN THE CLASSROOM OR AT HOME.

THIS WILL BE IN OUR PROFESSIONAL LEARNING WHICH WE WILL GO LATER IN THE PRESENTATION.

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AND I TURN IT BACK OVER TO DR. HUTCHINGS.

>> THIS GOES TO THE REASON FOR US REALLY IMPLEMENTING OUR OR ADVOCATING FOR THE CONCURRENT TEACHING MODEL.

AS THE DOCTOR MENTIONED WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH THE TEAM FOR SEVERAL WEEKS, SEVERAL MONTHS NOW.

AND SOME OF KEY THEMES THAT WE GOT FROM NOT ONLY OUR STAFF BUT OUR FAMILIES IS THAT AS WE TRANSITION INTO SOME TOMORROW OF HYBRI LEARNING WE WANT TO KEEP OUR STUDENTS WITH THEIR TEACHERS.

WE WANT TO HAVE THE LEAST AMOUNT OF DISRUPTIONS.

WE WANT TO MACH SURE THAT WHATEVER SCHEDULE WE IMPLEMENT.

IT'S A SCHEDULE THAT DOESN'T REQUIRE A WHOLE LOT OF MANEUVERING AND CHANGING AROUND WITH REGARDS TO MAKING IT BE A EFFICIENT AN EFFECTIVE.

SO, WE CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT WE WERE GOING TO NEED TO HAVE TO CONCURRENT TEACHING MODEL AND WE WERE GOING TO NEED TO MAKE MODIFICATIONS TO THAT SO WE ARE CUSTOMIZING IT TOR WHAT ACPS NEEDS NOT ONLY FOR THE STUDENTS AND STAFF MEMBERS.

THE CONCURRENT TEACHING MODEL IS GOING TO ALLOW US TO NOT HAVE ALL OF THE DISRUPTIONS THAT COULD OCCUR WITH SOME THE LEARNING MODELS THAT ARE OUT THERE.

IT'S NOT GOING TO REQUIRE US TO HAVE TO ADOPT A NEW SCHEDULE.

WE CAN ACTUALLY IMPLEMENT THE VIRTUAL SCHEDULE THAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE IN PLACE, THAT ALL OF OUR STUDENTS ARE ACCUSTOMED TO.

WE CAN MODIFY WHERE WE'RE NOT SETTING UP A SITUATION WHERE OUR STAFF HAS TO CREATE A LESSON FOR IN PERSON SCHEDULE AND A LESSON FOR VIRTUAL SCHEDULE.

WE WILL TRY TO MAINTAIN THE VIRTUAL SCHEDULE COMPONENT AND MAKE ADJUSTMENTS AND TWEAKS SO IT TEACHES THE KIDS FOR THOSE WHO ARE IN PERSON.

WE FOCUSED ON THE TWO DAYS AND THE THREE DAYS VIRTUAL.

TWO DAYS IN PERSON, AND THREE DAYS VIRTUAL, THIS CAME OUT OF CONVERSATION WE HAD WITH THE BOARD.

ONE DAY WAS NOT ENOUGH.

WE ARE ABLE TO LOOK AT SPECIFICALLY, YOU KNOW, WHAT THAT NUMBER, WHAT THOSE NUMBERS REGULAR GO LOOK LIKE WITHOUT HAVING THE FAMILY CHOICE FORMS IN RIGHT NOW BECAUSE WE KNOW HOW MANY CLASSROOMS WE HAVE WITHIN OUR SCHOOL BUILDINGS AND US TRYING TO KEEP OUR STUDENTS WITH THEIR STAFF MEMBERS OR WITH THEIR CURRENT TEACHERS WE KNOW HOW MANY CLASSROOMS WE HAVE TO ACCOMMODATE THESE STUDENTS.

THE GOAL IS THE TWO DAYS PER WEEK, BECAUSE ONE DAY WAS NOT GOING TO BE SUFFICIENT.

THROUGH THIS PROCESS WE DEVELOPED A COMMON OF WHAT IN PERSON LOOKS LIKE, SPECIFICALLY WHO CON CURRENT IS IN PERSON AND VIRTUAL SCHEDULES WILL REMAIN THE SAME.

TEACHERS WILL DELIVER INSTRUCTION SIMULTANEOUSLY FOR STUDENTS THAT ARE IN THE CLASSROOM AND STUDENTS WHO ARE HAVING A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE VIRTUAL AND THE TEACHER CAN DELIVER THIS INSTRUCTION EITHER IN TH CLASSROOM OR VIRTUALLY SOME OF OUR TEACHERS AS WE STATED AT SEVERAL OUR MEETINGS, THEY DO HAVE SITUATIONS THAT ARE PREVENTING THEM FROM COMING INTO THEIR BUILDTIONS.

THERE WHETHER IT'S A MEDICAL CONDITION BE, WHETHER THEY'RE 65 OR OLDER, OR HAVE CHILD CARE NEEDS OR ISSUES THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSE AND ARE NOT ABLE TO ADDRESS AT THIS TIME AND WE'RE WORKING THROUGH THAT 12% OF OUR STAFF WHO ARE STILL EXPERIENCING SOLELY FEAR AND ANXIETY, WE'RE STILL WORKING THROUGH THAT LIST AS WE

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SOME THE COMMON ELEMENTS THAT COMES OUT OF THIS CONCURRENT TEACHING MODEL IS THAT IT IS A HYBRID LEARNING MODEL.

IT'S THE ONE A WE BELIEVE WILL ALLOW US TO ALLOW THOSE STAFF MEMBERS WHO ARE UNABLE TO COME INTO OUR BUILDINGS TO STILL BE ABLE TO TEACH THEIR STUDENTS.

IT WILL ALLOW US TO KEEP THE VIRTUAL SO WE ARE NOT PIVOTING OR SHIFTING FOR A WHOLE NEW SCHEDULE FOR EVERYBODY AND CHANGING ALL OF OUR STUDENT SCHEDULES AROUND, ESPECIALLY THIS FAR INTO THE SCHOOL YEAR.

WE ALSO ARE AWARE THAT WITH THIS WE'RE GOING HAVE TO PROVIDE CONCURRENT TEACHING, PROVISIONAL LEARNING OR CONCURRENT TEACHING FOR ALL OF OUR STAFF MEMBERS.

THAT IS GOING TO BEGIN WHEN WE GET BACK IN JANUARY ON A WEEKLY BASIS.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WILL BE CONTINUOUS THROUGHOUT THIS PROCESS.

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SO DR. MANN I KNOW ARE YOU GOING TO TALK ABOUT THE CURRENT SCHOOL SCHEDULES.

>> AS DR. HUTCHINGS INDICATED CON CURRENT TEACHING GIVES US ABILITY TO REPLICATE THE VIRTUAL SCHOOL SCHEDULE AND THEN YOU SEE THE HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE.

WE KNOW THAT IF WE STILL HAVE STUDENTS WOULD ARE VIRTUAL THAT THEY WILL STILL NEED THE SCREEN BREAKS, BUT WE WILL BUILD THEM BREAKS.

THOSE BREAKS WILL BE I PLACE FOR STUDENTS THAT ARE IN THE BUILDING.

AND SO PART OF OUR PROFESSIONAL LEARNING WILL BE HELPING TEACHERS UNDERSTAND WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH STUDENTS WHO ARE IN YOUR CLASSROOM WHILE STUDENTS ARE IN A SCREEN BREAK.

SO, HOW DO WE FIGURE OUT WAYS THAT WE CAN STILL ENGAGE OUR STUDENTS THAT WAY.

WE KNOW, AT HOUR HIGH SCHOOL, THE TEAM IS WORKING ON THIS, THAT THE CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL SCHEDULE, FIST PERIOD THEY WILL HAVE TO MAKE SOME ADJUSTMENT.

FOR THE MOST PART, THE SCHOOLS WILL BE IMPLEMENTING THE SCHOOL SCHEDULES WITH THE HYBRID MODEL WHEN WE RETURN IN JANUARY.

THIS AFFORDS US THE FLEXIBILITY.

WE CAN BRING STUDENTS AND TEACHERS BACK INTO THE BUILDING.

I'M TURNING IT OVER TO DR. SINGLE TO GO OVER MORE IN DEPTH ABOUT -- MOZINGO.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO SAY KUDOS ON TOUR SCHOOL LEADERS.

THEY ARE JUMPING IN AND PLANNING AND DEVELOPING A SCHEDULE THE WE HAD A PLANNING MEETING TODAY AS WELL AS YESTERDAY WITH THE PRINCIPAL.

THEY ARE AS DR. MANN, SAID EARLIER THEY ARE 63 STAFFS DEVELOPING AND DESIGNING THE SCHEDULE.

I WILL GO WITH THE SCHEDULE THAT WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN THE SCHOOL DIVISION.

WHAT YOU WILL SEE IS THE STUDENTS WILL BE DIVIDED IN TERMS OF THE COHORTS.

FOR THE A GROUP AS DR. HUTCHINGS HAS INDICATED BUT THIS AN ILLUSTRATION.

THE A GROUP WILL BE SPENDING TWO DAYS IN PERSON.

TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY.

THE SAME GROUP WILL MAINTAIN THE VIRTUAL SCHEDULE ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY.

FOR THE BIG GROUP OF STUDENTS IT'S JUST THE OPPOSITE.

THEY WILL HAVE VIRTUAL, MAINTAINING AS MUCH AS THEY ARE GOING THROUGH RIGHT NOW AND TEACHING AND LEARNING ON TUESDAYS AND WEDNESDAY THEN THOSE STUDENTS WILL BE IN THE FACE TO FACE IN PERSON ON THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS.

THE C GROUP AT THE BOTTOM, THOSE WOULD BE THOSE FAMILIES WHO HAVE DECIDED TO REMAIN VIRTUAL.

THURSDAY THROUGH FRIDAY, 100%, THOSE ARE FAMILIES THAT HAVE DECIDED AS A PART OF FAMILY CHOICE FORM TO REMAIN VIRTUAL.

AND WE DO HAVE FAMILIES WHO ARE CHOOSING TO REMAIN VIRTUAL.

IN THE MONDAY AS DR. HUTCHINGS INDICATED EARLIER, WE ARE GOING TO STAY COMMITTED TO THE WHAT THE TEACHERS ARE ALREADY EXPERIENCING AND DOING ON MONDAYS AS WELL AS OUR STUDENTS.

IT WILL REMAIN AS ASYNCHRONOUS DAY FOR OUR STUDENTS.

IT WILL NEED TO REMAIN A PLANNING DAY, THEY WILL NEED THAT TIME TO PLAN PROJECTS AND LESSONS AND OTHERS FOR OUR STUDENTS.

LATER ON YOU WILL HEAR ABOUT THE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING THAT IS ESSENTIAL AS WE ARE MOVING INTO THE CONCURRENT INSTRUCTION IS THERE' PROFESSIONAL LEARNING IN OTHER AREAS ALSO.

THIS A DAY FOR THE EDUCATORS TO LEARN AND GROW.

AND ON MONDAY WILL BE DEDICATED FOR OFFICE HOURS, STUDENTS, PARENTS, FOR STUDENTS TO CHECK IN.

WHAT YOU HAVE A PICTURE AND A SCHEDULE FOR THE STUDENTS AND THE TEACHERS HERE IN ALEXANDRIA AND THAT IS WHAT OUR SCHOOLS, IT'S A MAMMOTH KIN OF A TASK.

THEY ARE WORKING ON IT.

THEY HAVE KEY INFORMATION TO PUT BE SCHEDULE TOGETHER, EFFECTIVE

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JANUARY 19 FOR THE STUDENTS TO RETURN CONTINGENT UPON THOSE FACTORS.

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I WANT TO TURN IT OVER TO DR. HART.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH DR. MOZINGO.

AND THAT DOES MEAN OUR COMMITMENT TO MAINTAINING THE 6-FOOT SOCIAL DISTANCING THROUGHOUT OUR FACILITIES.

CONTINUING TO DESIGNATE OR ILLUSTRATE WHERE THAT SAFE INSTRUCTOR IS.

THAT IS A GUIDELINE TO BE ABLE TO HELP OUR TEACHERS WHEN THEY RETURN TO THE CLASSROOMS UNDERSTAND WHERE SIX FOOT OF DISTANCE IS TR THE FRONT ROW OF DESKS.

ADDITIONALLY MASK ENFORCEMENT WILL BE OF UTMOST PRIORITY, BUT THAT WILL BE TAKEN ALL HANDS ON DECK APPROACH.

OUR SAFETY AND SECURITY OFFICERSES WILL HELP SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

HOWEVER, AND TEACHERS AND STAFF, AND OTHERS THAT ARE IN BUILDING WILL NEED SUPPORT TO MAKE SURE THAT INDIVIDUALS ARE WEARING THEIR MASKS CORRECTLY AND THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

OUR WONDERFUL CUSTODIAL STAFF WILL CONTINUE TO DO ENHANCED LEVEL OF CLEANING.

THAT IS WHERE OUR CLASSROOMS, OFFICES AND COMMON AREAS, BUT THERE WILL BE A NEED FOR LIMITED SUPPORT FROM ALL STAFF AND THAT INCLUDES TEACHERS, INSTRUCTIONAL STAFF, NURSES BUS DRIVERS, AND OTHERS TO HELP US REALLY MITT GATE THE SPREAD -- SPREAD OF COVID, WITH THEIR SUPPORT CLEANING AFTER THE STUDENTS GET OFF THE BUS, CLEANING BETWEEN CLASSROOM TRANSITIONS AND HELPING US AS A TEAM MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE KEEPING OUR FACILITIES AND OUR CLASSROOMS SAFE.

WANT TO CONTINUE TO STRESS AND SHARE THAT PPE IS READILY AVAILABLE.

WE HAVE BEEN STOCKING AND MAKING SURE THAT OUR STAFF HAS THE NECESSARY PPE SINCE MARCH.

WE HAVE A WAREHOUSE THAT PRETTY MUCH STOCKED WITH MASKS AND GLOVES AND OTHER ITEMS, BUT AGAIN, WE HAVE BEEN PREPARING FOR A RETURN TO SCHOOL FOR MANY MONTHS NOW, SO PPE IS NOT AN ISSUE.

WE DO HAVE MORE OF THIS INFORMATION IN OUR SPECIFIC PLANS REALLY, HOUSED WITH WHAT WE CALL OUR FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE FOR THE RETURN TO SCHOOL AND IT'S READILY ACCESSIBLE ON OUR ACPS WE PAGE AS WELL AS THE FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS PAGE.

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I WANT TO GIVE AN UPDATE ON OUR CAPACITY EXERCISES TODAY.

AS DR. HUTCHINGS ALLUDED TO, THE TEAM HAS BEEN HARD AT WORK TO MAKE SURE HAD A WE ADEQUATELY AND SAFELY FIT THE MOST NUMBER OF STUDENTS IN OUR FACILITY.

WE COMPLETED ALL OF OUR FIELD VERIFICATION EXERCISES.

WE HAVE THE CLASS ROOM SET UP TO BE COMPLETED FOR ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS BY TOMORROW WITH THE EXCEPTION OF A FEW ROOMS AT BECAUSE WE DO HAVE ONGOING CONSTRUCTION, AND SOME OF THOSE CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES WILL IMPEDE OUR ABILITY TO HAVE THOSE ROOMS SET UP BY THE 28TH.

WE ALSO HAVE OUR FINAL CAPACITY FIGURES BY SCHOOL AND BY CLASSROOM TO PRINCIPALS BY DECEMBER 28TH.

WE KNOW THAT THIS A VITAL TO TOOL FOR THEM TO HAVE FOR PLANNING.

AND I WANTED TO JUST REALLY BE ABLE TO SPEAK TO SOME OF THE KEY TAKE AWAY AND POINTS IN REGARDS TO WHY WE DID THE FIELD VERIFICATION EXERCISES MUCH FIRST AND FOREMOST WE WANTED TO MACH SURE TO DO THOSE EXERCISES TO GET TH MOST ACCURATE CAPACITY FOR OUR CLASSROOMS AND OUR FACILITIES NOT JUST LOOKING AT SOLELY SQUARE FOOTAGE BUT TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE DESIGN OF ALL OF OU CLASSROOMS. WE ALSO NEEDED TO DO FIELD VERIFICATION EXERCISES TO MAKE SURE WE HAD AN EXAMPLE OF HOW TO SET UP OUR CLASSROOMS AS DR. HUTCHINGS ALLUDED TO.

OUR CUSTODIANS AND BUILDING ENGINEERS SUPPORT THAT EFFORT AND NEEDED TO GIVE THEM REAL LIFE EXAMPLES OF HOW TO SET UP THOSE SPACES.

ADDITIONALLY, WE WANTED T IC MACH SURE THAT WE ARE TAKING REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLES IN OUR LARGEST AND SMALL ROOMS EXERCISE ALLOWED US TO DO THAT.

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>> SO HERE ARE SOME MORE PICTURE EXAMPLES OF SOME OF OUR SET UPS THROUGHOUT THE DIVISION SHOWING TWO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, ONE BEING GEORGE MASON AND THIS EXAMPLE BE SEVEN STUDENTS DESKS WERE ABLE TO FIT THIS ROOM.

WE ARE SHOWING AN ILLUSTRATION OF THE ELEMENTARY AND SEVEN STUDENTS WERE ABLE TO FIT THIS ROOM.

WE WANTED TO GIVE SECONDARY EXAMPLES AS WELL, AND THE FIST BEING A LAB AT GEORGE WASHINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL.

IN THIS PARTICULAR PICTURE SIX STUDENTS CAN FIT IN THE ROOM AND THE STUDENTS ARE REPRESENT BY THE CHAIRS THAT ARE ON TOP OF THE PARTICULAR TABLES.

FOR TC WILLIAMS HIGH SCHOOL THERE'S THREE STUDENTS DESKS THAT ARE AT THE FRONT OF THE

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ROOM, AND THERE'S TWO CHAIRS THAT ARE AT EACH OF THOSE UNMARKED STUDENT LABS OR EXCUSE ME, LOOK ISLANDS WITHIN THAT PARTICULAR PICTURE.

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>>> AND THEN I WANT TO CONCLUDE MY UPDATES WITH SPEAKING WITH OUR HVAC PROGRESS AND WHAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING IN GENERAL.

WE HAVE RECEIVED A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT IT.

I WANT TO CONTINUE SPEAKING ON IT MAKE SURE WE'RE ABCING OUR PARENTS AND -- ANSWERING OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR STATE STAKEHOLDER QUESTIONS.

WANTED TO GIVE A SPECIFICITY AS TO WHAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING, FILTER REPLACEMENTS THAT INCLUDES, MERV EIGHT AND MERV 13.

SOME OF OUR OLDER SYSTEMS WILL NOT BE ABLE TO HANDLE THE MERV 13 FILTERS, WE DO NOT WANT INSTALL THEM KNOWING THA IMPACT THE OPERATION EFFICIENCY OF THE PARTICULAR OLDER SYSTEM.

IN ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES H ARE CHANGING AK TWAT OR SENATORS AND MAKING MODULAR REPLACEMENTS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE SYSTEMS ARE PROPERLY OPERATING AND THE FACILITIES ARE SAFE FOR RETURN.

A FEW, CHANGES THAT WERE PLANNED BEFORE THE PANDEMIC BUT ARE ONGOING.

LAOS CROSS, WE WE ARE H REPLACING 16 ROOFTOP UNITS AND THAT EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN THE FEBRUARY.

MATTHEW MURRAY WE ARE REPLACING SOME ROOFTOP BUILDINGS AND THAT EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN JANUARY OF 2021.

AND FOR -- NOW I'M TURNING IT OVER TO COREY CA PELLS KEY.

>> THANK YOU FOR FOR GIVING ME AN OPPORTUNITY TO TALK ABOUT PROFESSIONAL LEARNING.

THE SCHOOLS THAT TEACHERS ARE WALKING INTO IS NOT THE SAME THAT THEY ARE WALKED OUT ON MARCH 13.

WE WANT TO BE SENSE TO I TERMS THE MESSAGES THAT HE WITH SEND TO TEACHERS.

ONE.

MESSAGES WE ARE SENDING TO TEACHERS WHAT HAS BEEN WORKING VIRTUAL, WILL CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THE CONCURRENT MODEL.

WE PUT OUR AREAS OF FOCUS IN THREE DIFFERENT BUCKETS.

THE TECHNICAL, THE VIRTUAL AND THE INSTRUCTIONAL.

THE TECHNICAL WILL COME FIST.

THINGS LIKE PLUGGING IN YOUR NEW TECHNOLOGY, UNDERSTANDING HOW YOU CAN MOVE AROUND YOUR CLASSROOM, HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS AND MAKING SURE THAT THE TEACH FEEL SAFE ASK CONFIDENT WALKING INTO THE SCHOOL BUILDINGS FROM THAT WE WILL LOOK AT THE STRATEGIES, AND INFORMATIVE ASSESSMENTS AND BIG PIECES OF INSTRUCTIONAL PLANNING AND DELIVERY.

WHAT KIND OF ACCOMMODATIONS WILL TEACHERS HAVE TO MAKE NOW THAT THEY HAVE STUDENTS WHO ARE GOING TO BE IN THE BUILDING AND VIRTUAL.

AND WE WILL FOCUS SPECIFICALLY FOR ENGLISH LEARNERS AND TALENTED AND GIFTED STUDENTS THE WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT TH EXPERIENCE IS AS SEAM LESS AS POSSIBLE WHETHER VIRTUAL OR IN PERSON LOOKING AT INTERVENTION TAS ARE IN PLACE.

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WAY NOT TO TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE DELIVERY METHODS.

TEACHERS ARE TELLING US THAT THEY ARE FEELING OVERWHELMED AND THE BEST TEACHES TO DELIVER THE INSTRUCTIONS ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE CLOSEST TO THE TEACHERS AND HAVE BUILD RELATIONSHIPS OVER THE YEARS.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE TEACHERS ARE WORKING WITH THE SCHOOL BASED COACHES AND TEACHER AND LEARNING LEADERSHI SPECIALISTS.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE TEACHERS HAVE CHOICE WITH HOW THEY ARE ENGAGING WITH THIS ASYNCHRONOUS LEARNING WHETHER THIS A PALC MEETING IN A STAFF MEETING ON THE THEIR OWN OR ON THE WEEKEND WHEN THEY'RE ABLE TO FOCUS ON T WE HAVE A DIVISION WIDE SESSION THAT IS GOING TO BE ON MARCH 5T THAT WILL ALSO FOCUS ON PERSONAL AND THE INSTRUCTIONAL SIDE OF THINGS.

AND AGAIN, REALLY MAKING SURE THAT THE TEACHERS HAVE THE OPTION TO DO SELF PACED ASYNCHRONOUS OR WORK WITH SOMEONE WHO IS CLOSEST TO THEIR CLASSROOM, SCHOOL AND STUDENTS.

NOW I WILL PASS IT DR. HOOVER TO TALK ABOUT TECHNOLOGY.

>> WE WILL BE PROVIDING, THE TOOLS, WE HAVE ORDERED WEB CAMERAS, WE HAVE.

DESKTOP TRIPODS AS WELL AS A SECONDS MONITOR.

WE ARE SCHEDULED TO RECEIVE THOSE THE FIST WEEK OF JANUARY.

I WANT TO ADD A CAVEAT THAT I DON'T TRUST SHIPPING SCHEDULES BUT I WILL REMAIN POSITIVE AND HOPEFUL THAT THEY WILL COME IN WHEN PREDICTED TO.

WHEN WE RECEIVE THEM WE WILL INVENTORY AND DELIVER TO BUILDINGS AND START WORKING

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WITH PROFESSIONAL LEARNING FOR TEACHERS.

>> I HAVE THE PLEASURE OF THE NEXT TO THE LAST SLIDE AND WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU AND THE PUBLIC THAT AS YOU ARE ALREADY AWARE.

OUR PRINCIPALS HAVE RECEIVED THE STAFFING INFORMATION, THEY ARE ALSO IN THE MIDST OF REVIEWING THE INFORMATION FROM THE FAMILY CHOICE FORM PARTICULARLY AS IT'S LOCATED IN POWER SCHOOL.

MRS. VIRGOS INDICATED EARLIER.

AND THE SCHOOLS ARE IN THE MIDST OF LOOKING AT ALL OF THAT AND BEGINNING TO IDENTIFY TEACHERS AND STUDENTS, AND WHAT I VIRTUAL, WHAT IS HYBRID.

SO, IT'S A HUGE PUZZLE WITH A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF LOGISTICS, BUT THEY'RE WORKING ON THAT.

YOU WILL RECEIVE AS MR. PAGE, I THINK IS IN THE PROCESS WITH OTHERS PREPARING A BRIEF FOR YOU FOR THE SCHOOL BOARD THAT RELATES TO THE HOW OUR STUDENTS HAVE PERFORMED.

PARTICULARLY A STATUS REGARDING ATTENDANCE AND GRADES AS WELL AS STRATEGIES IN PLACE TO PROVIDE SUPPORT AND THE PRESENTATION IS SCHEDULED FOR LATER IN JANUARY.

I WILL RECEIVE A BRIEF, I THINK ON TOMORROW.

WE HAVE STARTED OUTLINING A TIME LINE FOR HYBRID LEARNING.

THERE'S DELIVERABLES THAT NEED TO OCCUR, MEET WITH THE SCHOOL LEADERS TODAY.

AND AS DR. HUTCHINGS INDICATED EARLIER, CERTAIN NON-NEGOTIATEABLES, DO EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO KEEP SIBLINGS TOWING.

RYE TO DELINE -- TOGETHER, ASK TRY TO DESIGN THE SCHEDULES WHERE TEACHERS ARE WORKING WITH THE SAME KID.

TRY TO GIVE THEM SOME DATA AND SCHEDULE THE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITY, SCHEDULE THOSE STUDENTS FIRST.

WE HAD A GREAT PLANNING SESSION WITH SCHOOL LEADERS IN RELATING TO THIS AREA.

AND YOU HEARD REGARDING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING AND SUPPORT TO ENSURE THAT THERE'S A SMOOTH TRANSITION FOR PROFESSIONAL LEARNING AND OUR STAFF CAN BE SUCCESSFUL AS THEY TAKE ON SOME OF THE NEW EXPERIENCES.

NOW WE HAVE THE LAST SLIDE.

I WILL TURN THIS PRESENTATION OVER TO OUR SUPERINTENDENT DR. HUTCHINGS.

>>> BEFORE I TURN IT OVER TO MADAM CHAIR TO OPEN THE FLOOR FOR QUESTIONS, I WANT TO THANK ALL OF OUR STAFF TODAY WHO WERE ABLE TO PRESENT.

IT IS APPARENT THAT THIS IS A HUGE TASK ON EVERYBODY'S PART.

IT IS VERY COMPLICATED BUT SAYING THE COMPLICATION IS NOT MAKING IT AN EXCUSE.

IT'S SHARING THE REALITY THAT IS THE WORK THAT WE DIDN'T SIGN UP FOR BUT WE'RE DOING, BECAUSE THIS IS ON BEHAVE OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE AND ON OUR BEHAVE OF OUR STAFF.

I HAVE TO TELL YOU THAT AS YOU LOOK AT SOME OF THE PLANNING THAT JUST HAPPENED NOW, WHEN YOU WANT TO ENGAGE ALL OF OUR STAKEHOLDERS, MEANING OUR STAFF MEMBERS AND OUR LEADERS IN THIS PROCESS, IT DOES TAKE TIME.

AND I APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT YOU KNOW, OUR TEAM HAS TAKEN THE TIME TO TRY TO GET IT RIGHT, KNOWING THAT THERE'S STILL SO MAN UNCERTAINTIES THAT COME ALONG WITH THIS.

YOU CAN HAVE A FANCY PLAN THAT YOU SHOW EVERYBODY ALL OVER THE WORLD, BUT THIS IS WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO, AND COVID HITS.

JUST LIKE IT JUST DID, AND COMMUNITY SPREAD CONTINUES.

AND IT DOES HAVE AN IMPACT ON YOUR PLANNING PROCESS.

WE ARE AWARE OF THAT, AND WE UNDERSTAND THAT.

WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO PIVOT WHENEVER WE NEED TO, BUT WE'RE STAYING TRUE TO THE FACT THAT WE WANT TO PROVIDE OUR COMMUNITY WITH THE BEST PLAN IN THIS CIRCUMSTANCE THAT WE'RE CURRENTLY IN.

HE JUST WANTED TO FINALLY THANK OUR TEAM FOR THE HARD WORK.

MADAM CHAIR, I WANT TO TURN THINGS OVER TO YOU.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH, I SEE MISS LORBER HAS A QUESTION.

>> I'VE BEEN IMPRESSED WITH THE RESPONSE TO VIRTUAL EDUCATION AND I KNOW HOW CHALLENGING THIS ALL IS.

THE ONLY QUESTION I CONTINUE TO HAVE HAS TO DO WITH AIR QUALITY.

I WONDERED HOW DIFFICULT IT WOULD BE FOR THE STAFF OVER THE NEXT MONTH ON SORE PROVIDE US WITH THE LIST OF EACH SCHOOL AND HOW WE'RE HANDLING TREATMENT OF THE AIR QUALITY IN THAT SCHOOL.

RIGHT NOW TONIGHT, WHEN DR. HART WAS DISCUSSING THIS.

SHE WAS SAYING SOME OF THE SCHOOLS CAN'T HANDLE CERTAIN OF THE FILTER SYSTEMS AND

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THEN ALSO MENTIONED THAT AIR-CONDITIONING THE HVAC SYSTEM WILL BE READY IN FEBRUARY.

I WANT TO GET A GOOD IDEA BECAUSE IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THE LATEST THINGS THAT I'VE BEEN READING IS THAT THE SANITIZATION AND CLEANLINESS AS NOT AS IMPORTANT THE AIR, THE TRAN MISSION THROUGH THE AIR.

CIRCULATING FRESH AIR, AND SO YES, THE SNEEZE GUARDS AND THOSE KINDS OF THINGS IS STOPPING THE TRANSMITTAL OF THINGS BUT AGAIN, I THINK THE AIR PURIFICATION.

I WOULD REALLY BE GRATEFUL FOR A LITTLE MORE DETAILED INFORMATION SCHOOL BY SCHOOL AND I THINK IN THE END, THIS WILL HELP US LONG-TERM.

WE HAVE HAD CHALLENGES WITH AIR QUALITY IN IN OF OUR SCHOOLS ASK CLEARLY IT'S VERY CHALLENGING FOR SOME OF OUR SCHOOLS, TO ENHANCE AIR QUALITY.

SO, THAT IS MY ONLY QUESTION.

OTHERWISE, I'M JUST, I SEE HOW HARD WE'RE WORKING AND I FEEL THAT WE'RE AS READY AS WE CAN BE GIVEN THE REALITIES OF THE COVID, THANK YOU.

>> I WILL REFER THAT QUESTION.

JUST TO CLARIFY THE THREE SYSTEMS THAT I HIGHLIGHTED TONIGHT, ARE STILL PROFESSIONAL.

THESE ARE UP GRADE PLANS THAT WE HAD PLANNED PRIOR TO THE PANDEMIC.

I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT THOSE SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE WE, TO SHOW THAT WE HAVE NOT STOPPED REALLY OUR CONSTRUCTION PROCESS TOR PROJECT PROCESS THROUGH THE ENTIRE PANDEMIC TIME.

I KNOW THAT WE HAVE GOTTEN INQUIRIES ABOUT A FEW SCHOOLS, AND JUST WANTING TO HIGHLIGHT THE FACT THAT ON TOP OF OUR VEN PROJECTS WE'RE FOCUSED ON SOME OF OUR H VAC'S AS WELL AND THE SYSTEMS ARE STILL FUNCTIONAL.

IT'S LIKE CROUCH THAT THE SYSTEM IS NOT FUNCTIONAL, IT'S FUNCTIONING NOW, WE'RE DOING UPGRADES TO THE ROOFTOP UNITS AT THA PARTICULAR FACILITIES.

AND INWARD TO THE FILTERS, I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT I'M VERY CLEAR AS WELL.

THE GENERAL DESIGN OF THE FACILITIES OF HVACS ARE TO OPERATE FOR SCHOOLS, AND NOT NECESSARILY HOSPITAL GRADE.

I THINK THAT THERE'S ALSO SOME LEVEL OF EXPECTATION THAT OUR SCHOOL HVAC SYSTEMS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE AT THE SAME LEVEL AS HOSPITAL GRADE.

I NEVER WANT TO GIVE THAT EXPECTATION OUT TO THE PUBLIC OR TO OUR TEACHERS OR STAFF.

THAT IS NOT HOW OUR SYSTEMS ARE BUILT AND THAT IS NOT HOW THEY ARE INTENDED TO OPERATE.

WITH THAT SAID, THE ADDITION MUCH THE MERV EIGHT, AND MERV 13 FILTERS, IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE MAIN TAINTING A PREVENTATIV SCHEDULE.

THE OVERALL EFFICACY ARE YOUR SYSTEM AND WE HAVE HAD AIR ISSUES IN THE PAST AND WE HAVE BEEN DEALING DOING MITIGATION EFFORTS THAT HOPEFULLY WITHIN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS, WE WILL BE ABLE TO GIVE AN UPDATE BRIEF.

YOU WILL KNOW WHAT SPECIFIC IDEAS ITEMS HAVE BEEN DONE, IF THERE'S STILL A DESIRE TO PROVIDE DETAILS BY SCHOOL, MY TEAM AND I CAN GE SOMETHING TOGETHER AND SHARE IT WITH THE MR. HUTCHINGS TO SHARE WITH THE BOARD.

>>NEXT WE HAVE MISS NOLAN.

>> I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS AND DO YOU PREFER US TO DO ONE AT A TIME AND GO BACK INTO THE CUE.

>> YES, LET'S DO ONE.

>> DR. HUTCHINGS, MY FIST QUESTION -- FIRST WE ARE SURVEYING PARENTS IN TERMS OF INTENTION TO RETURN.

WHAT DO WE DO IN A SITUATION IF PARENTS ARE INTERESTED IN COMING IN PERSON ONLY TO FIND OUT THAT THEIR CHILD INDIVIDUAL TEACHER IS NO LONGER OR NOT PLANNING ON COMING IN AND THAT SORT OF CHANGES THEIR MIND.

WHAT IS THE PLAN OF ACTION FOR THAT IT IN TERMS OF HOW FAMILIES ARE MAKING DECISIONS IN TERMS OF THE MOVE SPECIFIC INFORMATION THAT IS HAPPENING WITH THEIR SPECIFIC CHILDREN?

>> SO WE ARE STILL GOING TO ALLOW FOR OUR FAMILIES WHEN WE HAVE RELEASED THAT INFORMATION.

WE WILL HAVE ALL OF THIS FINALIZED JANUARY 4TH, THE CLASSROOM AND THE TEACHERS AND ALL OF THOSE THINGS FINALIZED.

TEACHERS, I MEAN FAMILIES WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE CHANGE TO THEIR INTENT TO RETURN IF THAT WERE' PARTICULAR CASE OR SITUATION.

IT IS EASIER FOR US TO TRANSITION OR TO HAVE TO ACCOMMODATE A CHANGE OF THE STUDENT NOT COMING INTO THE BUILDING, THAN STUDENTS COMING INTO THE BUILDING.

IT'S A LOT MORE -- IT IS A SIMPLER TASK IF A FAMILY OPTS.

LIKE RIGHT NOW THEY'RE SAYING WE'RE RETURNING AND HAD HE DISCOVER THE TEACHER

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IS NOT THERE.

THEY SAY WE'RE NOT GOING TO RETURN.

THAT TRANSITION IS GOING TO BE A LOT EASIER THAN US TRYING TO NOW ACCOMMODATE MORE STUDENTS LATER AFTER WE HAVE PUT SYSTEMS IN PLAC FOR THE NUMBER OF KIDS THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE IT IN OUR SCHOOL BUILDINGS.

TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, W WILL BE ABLE TO OR FAMILIES WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE A CHANGE, NOW WE CAN'T HAVE THIS AS A CONTINUES THING.

IT'S NOT LIKE WE'RE GOING TO SAY, FAMILIES CAN CHANGE FROM NOW UNTIL ETERNITY.

WHEN WE GET BACK IN AND AS WE RELEASE MORE INFORMATION ON JANUARY 4TH, WE ARE GOING TO NEED TO GIVE FAMILIES AN OPTION TO DO THAT.

>> AM I CORRECT UNDER THE ASSUMPTION THAT IF THE FAMILY DOES NOT FILL OUT THE RETURN FORM THAT FAMILY IS GOING VIRTUAL; IS THAT CORRECT.

>> WE'RE CONTACTING THE FAMILY AND WE'RE NOT MAKING ASSUMPTIONS YET.

>> OKAY.

>> WE WILL KEEP CALLING THEM LIKE WE ARE DOING, TEXT, PHONE CALLS EMAIL.

AND SOME HAVE GONE HOMES T GET PEOPLE TO RESPOND.

WE WILL TRY TO DO EVERY ATTEMPT THAT WE POSSIBLY CAN TO GET AHOLD OF OUR FAMILIES.

I THINK WE AT SOME POINT WILL HAVE TO DEFAULT THOSE FAMILIES THAT WON'T RETURN BACK.

WE HAVE TO DEFAULT TO A VIRTUAL OPTION.

>> THANK YOU.

DR. HUTCHINGS.

>> NEXT WE HAVE MISS GREENE.

>> THANK YOU CHAIR ANDERSON AND THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR WORK ON RE-OPENING PLAN AS USUAL.

>> DR. HUTCHINGS YOU CAN TELL ME, AND THERE'S BEEN COMMUNICATION ABOUT THIS IN THE COMMUNITY FOR A WHILE NOW.

IT'S AROUND COMMUNICATIONS OF PLAN.

AS YOU KNOW, PEOPLE CAN'T FOLLOW THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS LIKE WE DO.

AND THERE'S A LOT OF INFORMATION INVOLVED IN THIS, WILL WE BE PUT TOGETHER A SIMPLER VERSION OF THIS COMMUNICATION SOMETHING VERY CONCISE AND TO THE POINT SO THAT PEOPLE KNOW EXACTLY WHAT WE'RE DOING, MAYBE ONE SHEET OR STYLE, YOU KNOW, BUT KEEPING IT VERY SIMPLE BARE BONES, THIS IS WHAT WE'RE DOING.

THE CONCURRENT LEARNING MODEL, THIS IS WHEN IT STARTS.

XYZ TYPE OF THING.

I THINK IT WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL FOR EVERYONE MOVING FORWARD.

>> YES, MISS GREENE.

I LIKE TO HEAR THAT THERE'S TOO MUCH INFORMATION.

FOR MANY YEARS, THERE'S TOO MUCH, AND NOW IT'S OVERWHELMING.

THAT IS GOOD NEWS FOR US.

THAT MEANS WE'RE PUTTING A LOT OF INFORMATION TO OUR COMMUNITY.

WE ARE WORKING ON A MORE DIGESTIBLE WAY OF CAPTURING, AS YOU SAID MISS GREENE WHAT THE PERIMETERS ARE FOR US SPECIFICALLY WHAT WE'RE WORKING THROUGH TO SHARE WHEN WE GET BACK WINTER BREAK IS WHAT OUR MATRIX IS FOR RETURNING.

WHAT IS OUR MA TREX TO OPEN THE DOORS OR NOT.

THE TWO SPECIFIC AREAS WE'RE LOOKING AT ARE THE COMMUNITY HEALTH METRICS, THAT IS ONE SPECIFIC AREA, AND THE OTHER IS SCHOOL IMPACT.

THERE'S INDICATORS FOR BOTH AND WE WANT TO HAVE A VISUAL THAT THE LAYPERSON CAN SEE AND UNDERSTAND, YOU KNOW HOW WE'RE MAKING THAT DETERMINATION ON OPENING OUR DOORS OR NOT.

WE ALSO ARE GOING TO PROVIDE, AND WE HAVE INFORMATION AND WE WILL NEED TO REPRESENT THIS OUT TO OUR COMMUNITY THAT WILL GIVE LIKE A DIAGRAM OF WHEN WE RETURN CONCURRENT TEACHING, USING THE VIRTUAL SCHEDULE IS GOING TO BE REPLICATED.

KEEPING KIDS WITH THEIR TEACHERS, YOU KNOW ARE, HAVING TWO DAYS PER WEEK.

SO, IT GIVES YOU KIND OF LIKE AN OVERVIEW OR A SNAPSHOT OF WHAT THIS HYBRID LEARNING MODEL LIKES LIAR FOR ACPS STARTING ON JANUARY 19TH.

THIS IS WHAT YOU'RE SPEAK TO AND THE COMMUNITY HAS ASKED ME ABOUT.

KIND OF THAT SNAPSHOT THAT GOES BACK TO THE WHOLE BITE CONCEPT AND MEAL THAT WE HAD.

AUDIT THAT OCCURRED LAST YEAR.

YES TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, THOSE DOCUMENTS ARE IN PROGRESS RIGHT NOW.

IT'S TRYING TO TAKE ALL O THE INFORMATION THAT WE DO HAVE TO MAKE IT CONCISE AND I THINK THAT BECAUSE THIS INFORMATION I COMPLICATED IT'S HARD TO MAKE IT EASY TO JUST YOU KNOW, TO READ WITHOUT HAVING SOME FORM MUCH EXPLANATION AROUND IT.

WE'RE WORKING THROUGH SOME MUCH THOSE CHALLENGES AND WE WILL HAVE DOCUMENTS THAT ARE MORE CONCISE.

>> THANK YOU.

>> NEXT UP WE HAVE DR. RIEF.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE PRESENTATION DR. HUTCHINGS AND TEAM.

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I'M GOING TO BE HONEST.

I'M FEELING A LITTLE, I DON'T KNOW IF WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO MEET THE TIME LINE FOR RE-ENTRY JUST LISTENING TO THE PRESENTATION, JUST THINKING OF THE CAMERAS HAVING TOR ORDERED AND INSTALLED.

THE ASSIGNMENTS STILL NEED TO BE MADE, AND I WAS KIND OF CURIOUS ABOUT, ALSO THE STAFF ACCESS TO THE BUILDING ON JANUARY 11TH AND YOU MENTIONED THAT ON THE SEVENTH, IS WHY OUR NEXT, WHICH IS OUR NEXT BOARD MEETING AND IT'S THE ONLY BOARD MEETING WE HAVE BEFORE THE RE-ENTRY TIME LINE IS STARTING THAT YOU'RE GOING TO PRESENT THE HEALTH METRICS KIND OF MATRIX FOR DECISION MAKING.

I WAS WONDERING IF YOU COULD SPEAK MORE ABOUT THAT.

I KNOW WE HAD A LOT OF PUBLIC SPEAKERS WHO HAVE BEEN RAISING THIS.

I KNOW WE TALKED ABOUT IT IN A PREVIOUS BOARD MEETING.

I NO DR. HERRING IS ON THE LINE.

I WOULD LIKE TO GET KIND FEEDBACK ABOUT THIS.

BUT, I THINK YOU KNOW, THE ADVANTAGES OF -- I JUST WANT TO MACH SURE THAT -- MAKE SURE I UNDERSTAND WHAT IS COMING ON THE SEVENTH.

IF IT'S JUST KIND MUCH SOME KIND OF GRAPHIC THAT EXPLAINS WHAT WE HAVE ALREADY SAID OR IF IT'S GOING TO BE A LITTLE MORE SPECIFIC IN TERMS OF HOW WE'RE GOING TO MAKE OUR DECISIONS, BECAUSE I KNOW THAT I THINK, YOU KNOW THE ADVANTAGES OF SOMETHING LIKE THAT IS THAT IT REALLY CREATES AN UNDERSTANDING FOR OUR COMMUNITY AND IT HELPS TO MANAGE EXPECTATION ASKS IT ALSO HELPS FAMILIES TO PLAN.

I UNDERSTAND IT'S A PANDEMIC EXAMINE THING ARE CHANGE -- AND THINGS ARE CHANGING EVERY DAY.

THAT SAID, THAT WOULD BE A REAL ADVANTAGE.

ON THE OTHER HAND, I HAVE SEEN OTHER SCHOOL DIVISIONS HAVE CREATED THESE MATRIXES, AND THEY HAVE HAD TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS TO THEM.

THE COMMUNITY IS TILL IN DISAGREEMENT ABOUT THEM.

I WAS KIND OF INTERESTED T HEAR FROM DR. HERRING A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THIS.

I KNOW WHEN HE TALKED ABOUT IT LAST TIME, SAID, YOU KNOW THAT LIKE THE CDC INDICATORS FOR DECISION MAKING I THINK THOSE ARE, THOSE HAVE BEE VERY HELPFUL BUT THEY KIND OF HAVE THEIR LIMITS, YOU KNOW WHAT I'M SAYING.

YOU TALKED ABOUT HOW DR. HERRING, HOW YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT CON TEXT AND THERE'S LIKE THIS KIND OF ART OF HOUSE TO B CONSIDERED, AND I'M WONDERING, YOU KNOW WHAT ARE WE GOING TO EXPECT.

SHOULD WE BE HAVING A MATRIX OF WHEN WE'RE GOING TO GO BACK IN PERSON VERSUS NOT.

IF YOU COULD SPEAK DR. HEARING OF SCHOOL DIVISION INSIDE VIRGINIA HAVE NOT RECEIVED CLEAR GUIDANCE AROUND.

THAT I UNDERSTAND THAT EVERY SCHOOL'S DECISION TO MITIGATE IS CONTINGENT UPON THE SIZE OF THEIR SCHOOL BUILDINGS AND THE SIZE OF THEIR ENROLLMENT.

AS FAR AS IF YOU CAN'T MEET THOSE MITIGATION STRATEGIES, WHY ISN'T THERE MORE CLEAR GUIDANCE OF THE SAFETY WHEN YOU CAN GO INTO THE SCHOOL BUILDING.

IF YOU COULD SPEAK TO THAT, I WOULD APPRECIATE IT.

>> DR. HEARING, I WANTED TO ANSWER THE FIRST PART OF THE QUESTION WHICH WAS SPECIFICALLY AROUND THE TIME LINE.

THIS WAS ONE.

REASONS WHY WE WANTED TO HAVE A TRANSITION ON JANUARY 19 THROUGH FEBRUARY 16.

WE WANT TO KEEP THAT IN MIND.

ALL OF OUR STUDENTS, EVERY GRADE LEVEL, I WOULD AGREE WITH YOU IF EVERYBODY WAS EXPECTED TO RETURN ON JANUARY 19TH.

WE WOULDN'T BE READY.

WE ARE FOCUSED ON CITYWIDE, STUDENTS AND K2 WHO WILL BE TRANSITIONING ON JANUARY 19TH.

THE EXPANSIONS CONTINUE SO WE HAVE GIVEN OURSELVES THE AMOUNT OF TIME TO TRANSITION OUR STAFF.

AND DIFFERENT STAFF IS GOING TO BE TRANSITIONING AND TRAINED, NOT EVERYONE AT ONE TIME.

KEEPING THAT IN MIND WILL HELP YOU UNDERSTAND HOW IT IS POSSIBLE FOR US TO LIVE UP TO THE TIME LINE THAT WE HAVE SET FOR US.

DR. HEARING IF YOU CAN TALK TO, YOU KNOW THE MITIGATIONS COMPONENT THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

>> SURE.

THANKS DR. RIEF FOR THIS QUESTION.

YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT OR MAYBE I'M REMINDING THAT MISSIONER OLIVER AND DR. LANE ISSUED GUIDANCE BACK IN JULY, I BELIEVE IT WAS RELATED TO OPENINGS.

IN THAT THEY GAVE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PHASED RE-OPENINGS AND SUBSEQUENT TO THAT, AND MUCH MORE RECENTLY IN OCTOBER THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ISSUED SOME INTERIM GUIDANCE RELATED TO TH MITIGATION STRATEGIES WITHIN

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THE K12 SCHOOL SETTINGS AND SO THOSE ARE ACTUALLY JUST TALKING ABOUT LOWEST MODERATE, AND HIGHEST RISK.

I THINK WHAT YOU WILL SEE COMBINING THAT CONCEPT, IT GIVES BETTER CONCEPT VISUAL AND FRAMEWORK FROM WHICH TO OPERATE.

SO, I -- ONE.

THINGS I SHOULD ALSO MAKE NOTE OF IS A HISTORICAL NOTE IF YOU WILL.

BACK IN, I THINK IT WAS MARCH AND EVEN IN FEBRUARY, WE WERE TALKING BY PHONE, AND THEN WE WERE, BY IN PERSON MEETING AND I CONSULTATION WITH DR. HUTCHINGS, THE LEADERSHIP A SEEING AT THAT TIME WE NEED TO STAY OPEN.

AND THAT IS WHEN MANY OTHER REGIONAL JURISDICTIONS WERE CLOSING.

AT THAT TIME THE SCIENCE WAS SAYING, YOU KNOW THERE'S REALLY NO REASON TO BE OPENING AT THIS POINT AND SUBSEQUENT TO THAT, THE GOVERNOR MADE A DECISION BASED OFF OF THINGS THAT WERE HAPPENING AT DIFFERENT LEVELS TO CLOSE SCHOOLS UNIVERSALLY.

AND OF COURSE, THEN THE SCIENCE, THE AWARENESS OF THE TRANSMISSION OF THE VIRUS, AND THE IMPACT IT HAS HAD ON OUR COMMUNITIES HAS DRASTICALLY CHANGED OVER THE PAST EIGHT MONTHS.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE NOTE THAT IN BACK AT THAT TIME THERE WERE A LOT MUCH PEOPLE THAT WERE GIVING CONSIDERABLE HEAT ABOUT WH IS ACPS NOT CLOSING.

SO, I DO WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THAT.

THE SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN WORKING CLOSELY AND I NOT PARTICIPATE THINGS WILL BE CHANGING AND EVEN THE MATRIX THAT IS IN DEVELOPMENT RIGHT NOW.

IT'S NOT SOMETHING IN STONE.

THAT WE WILL RECOMMEND TO CHANGE AS WE KNOW MORE ABOUT HOW WE CAN ADDRESS THIS VIRUS AND AS THE COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION DECREASES.

>> THANK YOU FOR THAT.

>> JUST ONE OTHER POINT TO ADD-ON WHAT DR. HEARING STATED BEFORE WE GO DR. MADAM CHAIR.

WE WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT WE HAVE HEALTH AND SAFETY METRICS THAT ARE RELEASED.

THEY ARE AVAILABLE.

WE SHARED COMMUNITY AND THE BOARD.

I THINK PEOPLE MAY NOT HAVE WHAT THEY WANT AND SOMETIMES, BUT WE ARE ADJUSTING AS WE MOVE ALONG.

WE HAVE HAD METRICSES AND WE HAVE HAD GUIDANCE SINCE JUNE THAT WE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW.

WE HAVE POSTED AND SENT THE INFORMATION.

ACPS SENDS OUT AND IT'S NOT A LONG DOCUMENT.

WE MADE IT MINIMAL.

METRIC ONE, AND METRIC TWO, AND METRIC THREE.

THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE CONTINUALLY BEEN WORKING WITH AND THAT HASN'T CAGED.

US TRYING TO PRESENT IT IN A DIFFERENT WAY WHICH WE'RE CONTINUOUS TRYING TO TO PRESENT IT IN A DEFINITE WAY.

WE'RE NOT REINVENTING NEW METRICS OR COMING UP WITH ANOTHER.

WE'RE MAKING THESE DECISIONS NOT HAPHAZARDLY OR DR. HUTCHINGS WANTS TO CLOSE SCHOOLS.

WE ARE MAKING DECISIONS ON THE THREE METRICS AND USING THE VDH GUIDELINES AND SPECIFICALLY, IT STATES IN THE VDH GUIDELINES THAT WERE RELEASED BACK IN JULY AND MOST RECENTLY REVISED IN OCTOBER OR NOVEMBER THAT IT STATES WHEN SCHOOL DIVISION RIGHT SIDE AT THE HEIGHTEST RISK, THEY ARE RECOMMENDING THAT YOU DO VIRTUAL.

SO, WE'RE USING SOME GUIDANCE ALREADY THAT HAS BEEN CREATED AND ADOPTED BY THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE TO HELP US WITH OUR DECISION MAKING.

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE IT CLEAR TO OUR COMMUNITY.

I DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO THINK WE'RE SOMETHING OR JUST NOW CREATING MATRIX.

WE HAVE BEEN CREATING DECISIONS OF ON OF METRICS ALL ALONG.

THAT IS NOT SOMETHING THAT NEW OR FOREIGN TO US.

>> IF I CAN RELATE IT TO THAT.

WHEN I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE ARE THE INDICATORS, BUT IF WE HAVE STAFF HAVING ACCESS TO THE BUILDING ON JANUARY 11TH WHICH IS THE SECOND WEEK AFTER WE GET BACK FROM THE BREAK, WHEN WOULD WE MAKE A DIRGES LIKE YES OR N BASED ON THE HEALTH METRICS THAT WE CAN GO FORWARD WITH THAT.

>> WE WILL BE MAKING DETERMINES.

WE MEET EVERY WEEK TO TALK ABOUT OUR METRICS, AND TO ACTUALLY LOOK AT DAILY.

WE MEET AS A TEAM EACH WEEK.

EVERY WEEK WE'RE GOING TO KNOW WHERE ARE OUR METRICS STAND AS A COMMUNITY.

WHEN WE'RE MONITORING LIKE WE ARE NOW, EVEN KNOW WHEN ERR NOT IN PERSON, WE STILL MONITORING ARE WE CONTINUING TO SEE THE SPIKE AND THE CRANE ESES OR ARE WE SEEING A DECLINE.

THAT IS SOMETHING WE CONSISTENTLY ARE DOING AND WE WILL KEEP YOU INFORMED ABOUT THAT.

WE WILL MAKE THOSE DETERMINATIONS AND WHEN WE GET BACK IN JANUARY.

WE'RE LOOKING AT IT EVERY DAY.

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EVERY SINGLE DAY WE LOOK AT OUR METRICS BUT WE COME TOGETHER AS A TEAM ONCE A WEEK.

>> MISS GENTRY.

>>> , I APPRECIATED THE QUESTIONS ABOUT THE METRICS, I WOULD SAY THAT I HAVE REALLY, I'VE REALLY APPRECIATING DR. HEARING COMING AND SPEAKING.

I CERTAINLY WISH THERE WAS ONE METRIC AND ONE LINE, AND IF WE WERE OVER THIS LINE IT WOULD BE NO GO, AND IF IT WAS BELOW THOUGH LINE IT WOULD BE GO.

AND THAT IS SIMPLY NOT THE WAY IT WORKS.

WE -- I SUPPOSE WE COULD DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT, BUT I DON'T THINK PEOPLE WOULD LIKE THE RESULT IF WE DID.

I JUST WANTED TO -- I ACTUALLY DON'T HAVE A QUESTION.

I HAVE SOME REMARKS AND I JUST WANT TO TAKE A MINUTE TO DO THIS.

I WILL TRY TO BE BRIEF.

I JUST WANTED TO SAY NORMALLY, YOU KNOW THIS LAST MEETING OF THE YEAR, I WOULD BE WISHING THE STAFF A RESTFUL AND REJUVENATING WINTER BREAK, WHILE I CERTAINLY HOPE OUR STAFF GETS SOME REST.

THIS NOT GOING TO BE A RESTLE WINTER BREAK IN THE TYPICAL SENSE, BECAUSE WHEN I SEE THE THINGS THAT NEED TO BE READY BY THE END OF DECEMBER INTO EARLY JANUARY.

CLEARLY THEY'RE GOING BE TO VERY, VERY BUSY.

WE ARE WORKING ON PLANS FOR RE-OPENING.

I FEEL SO STRONGLY THAT I FEEL I NEED TO TAKE A MINUTE TO TALK ABOUT THIS.

APOLOGIZE IF I GET A HILL EMOTIONAL WHICH -- IF GET LITTLE EMOTIONAL WHICH IS NOT TYPICAL.

I CAN FRUSTRATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN SHARED BY PEOPLE WHO SPEAK TO US IN MEETINGS, I HAD A VISIBLE EMOTIONAL REACTION WHEN PEOPLE SAY THAT A ACPS STAFF HAS BEEN LANE OR BEEN MAKING EXCUSES REGARDING RE-OPENING.

I NEED EVERYONE TO HEAR THIS.

OUR STAFF HAS BEEN WORKING ABSOLUTELY INCREDIBLE, EXCESSIVE HOURS AND ALL OF THAT TIME THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING AT PEAK HIGHEST INTENSITY.

I'VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS LEVEL OF EFFORT FOR SUCH AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME.

I HOPE I NEVER HAVE TO SEE IT AGAIN.

TO SUGGEST THAT THE STAFF DOESN'T CARE ABOUT IN-PERSON LEARNING FOR THE KIDS OR THEY'RE PUSHING THIS ASIDE, IT'S REALLY UNTRUE, AND IT' HURTFUL FOR ME TO HEAR IT.

I CAN ONLY IMAGINE WHAT I MUST BE LIKE FOR THESE PEOPLE THAT HAVE DEDICATED THEIR LIVES TO CHILDREN TO HEAR PEOPLE MAKE THESE KINDS OF ASSUMPTIONS.

PEOPLE CAN CERTAINLY HAVE DIFFERENCE OPINIONS AND YOU MAY DISAGREE WITH PARTICULAR APPROACH THAT ACPS IS TAKING, YOU'RE CERTAINLY, IT'S CERTAINLY ANY INDIVIDUAL'S RIGHT TO DO THAT.

BUT PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT EVERYONE HAS BEEN WORKING VERY, VERY HARD TO GET OUR KIDS BACK IN THE SCHOOLS REALLY EVER SINCE THE DAY WE CLOSED BACK IN THE SPRING.

I ALSO WANT TO SAY IT'S VERY FRUSTRATING TO HEAR SOME OF THE COMPARISONS TO COMPARING ACPS TO OTHER ENTIES THAT WE'RE NO COMPARABLE TO.

WE'RE NOT A PRIVATE SCHOOL.

WE'RE NOT A SINGLE BUILDING TOR A PRIVATE SCHOOL SETTING THE WE'RE NOT A SCHOOL IN ANOTHER COUNTRY.

WE'RE A SCHOOL IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

WE HAVE HAD TO GRAPPLE WITH THE WAY CORONAVIRUS HAS BEEN HANDLED IN OUR COUNTRY.

THE CIRCUMSTANCES SUPPORTS RESOURCES AND REGULATIONS THAT DICTATE THOSE OTHER ENTITIES ARE NOT COMPARABLE TO WHAT WHAT WE HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH.

IT'S MORE RELEVANT TO COMPARE US TO PUBLIC SCHOOL DIVISIONS AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO MAKE THOSE COMPARISONS, WHEN I LOOK AT THE NEIGHBORING SCHOOL DIVISIONS, I SEE THAT DESPITE WHAT PEOPLE HAVE BEEN PREDICTING ALL THE WAY BACK IN THE SPRING WITH THE COLDER WEATHER THERE WOULD BE ANOTHER BIG SURGE, THERE WERE SCHOOLS THAT WERE STILL TRYING TO MEAN PUSH THE ENVELOPE, MAYBE THEY WERE FEELING THE PRESSURE TO RETURN TO IN PERSON, AND IN THE LAST SELF WEEKS, DID MAKE SOME ATTEMPTS TO GO BACK IN PERSON ONLY TO GO BACK TO VIRTUAL.

THIS LED TO SOME REAL DISRUPTIONS FOR FAMILIES IN THESE CASES, THESE ARE KIDS THAT ONLY GOT TO GO BACK FOR FOUR DAYS OF IN PERSON LEARNING.

WHAT WE KNOW ABOUT YOUNG LEARNERS AND THAT IT'S IN TERMS OF NEED TO BE HAVE CONSISTENCY AND ROUTINE.

I WOULD ASK YOU ABOUT THAT.

SO, I WOULD JUST -- I WOULD JUST SAY, I WOULD JUST SAY THAT I REALLY THINK THESE

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ARE ALL-IMPORTANT THINGS TO KEEP IN MIND AND THAT THE OTHER THING AND ON A CLOSING NOTE ON THIS.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT EVERYONE HAS PRAISED THE TEACHERS THAT EVEN WHEN PEOPLE HAVE BEEN FRUSTRATED WITH THE VIRTUAL PLUS THEY HAVE PRAISED THE TEACHERS AND WHAT A GREAT JOB.

I COULDN'T AGREE MORE WITH THAT.

I WANT YOU TO UNDERSTAND THAT WHEN YOU ARE PRAISING THESE TEACHERS AND RESPECTING THEIR WORK, THE TEACHERS ARE ALSO PRAISING THE APPROACH THAT ACPS HAS BEEN TAKING.

YOU ACTUALLY HEARD FROM YOU KNOW WITH OF THEIR REPRESENTATIVES THIS EVENING AND WE HAVE BEEN HEARING FROM THEM.

IF YOU RESPECT OUR TEACHERS AND IF YOU WANT TO KEEP OUR TEACHERS, I HOPE YOU WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE PLAN THAT ACPS IS LAYING OUT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR GIVING ME THIS OPPORTUNITY TO TALK.

>> THANK YOU MISS GENTRY, WE HAVE MISS NOLAN FOR THAT.

>> I CERTAINLY DON'T WANT TO FOLLOW THAT.

THANK YOU FOR MISS GENTRY FOR NOTING THE AWE WORK.

WHILE OUR STAFF IS WORKING SO HARD, PEOPLE ARE GOING THROUGH VERY REAL SITUATIONS IN THEIR OWN LIFE.

WE HAVE HAD STAFF MEMBERS WHO HAVE HAD SITUATIONS WITH THEIR OWN FAMILY OR PERSONAL OR CHILDREN THEY'RE DEALING WITH.

IT REALLY IS INCREDIBLE, NOT ONLY ARE THEY FIGHTING THROUGH A PANDEMIC, BUT NAVIGATING THROUGH WITH THEIR OWN LIVES AND THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON WITH THEM.

WE APPRECIATE EVERY STAFF MEMBER AND THEIR HARD WORK.

MY QUESTION HAD ALREADY GOTTEN ANSWERED.

IT WAS FUNNY, I WAS GO TO ASK ABOUT THE ONE PAGER.

DR. HUTCHINGS, I THINK YOU ARE RIGHT, WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF COMMUNICATION.

I THINK IT'S SO HARD FOR STAFF, BECAUSE YOU GUYS ARE SO IN IT, HOW IS THIS NOT CLEAR.

IT'S CHALLENGING WITH PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT AGAIN WITH THEIR OWN LIVES WHAT IS GOING ON.

I DO THINK THAT THE CONTINUED DEDICATION TO GET THAT ONE PAGER OUT THERE IS VERY VISUAL THAT SOMEONE OF A LIMITED LITERACY LEVEL CAN UNDERSTAND.

I APPRECIATE THE COMMITMENT TO THAT.

BECAUSE THINK THAT WILL CLEAR UP A LOT OF MISUNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IS IT GOING TO TAKE TO GET PEOPLE N THAT WAS ACTUALLY GOING TO BE MY QUESTION.

BUT I ALSO WANT T ACKNOWLEDGE I APPRECIATE MISS RIEF'S QUESTION AS WELL.

HOW ARE WE DOING WITH THIS TIME LINE.

IT'S GOING TO BE CHALLENGING.

WE CONTINUING TO AS TRAN PARENT DR. HUTCHINGS, I KNOW THIS IS THE HOPE BUT THERE ARE BARRIERS THAT COULD POTENTIALLY INTERRUPT THAT TIME LINE.

THERE ARE SO MANY EXTENUATING THAT ARE BEYOND ANYBODY'S CONTROL.

I WANT TO THANK DR. HEARING FOR CONTINUING TO BE HERE.

WE ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE YOU, AND THE KNOWLEDGE THAT YOU'RE SHARING WITH US.

AS DR. HUTCHINGS YOU'RE THE EXPERT IN THIS AREA AS NONE OF US ARE.

WE HEAVILY RELY AND APPRECIATE YOUR INFORMATION.

APOLOGIZE, MY QUESTION WAS ASKED AND ANSWERED.

>> WE HAVE USED AT LOTTED TIME PLUS SOME OF WHAT WE SAVED FROM THE LAST AGENDA ITEM.

WE STILL HAVE TEN MINUTES TO BE EVEN BETWEEN THE TWO OF THEM.

SO I SEE MR. SUAREZ HAS A QUESTION.

>> YEAH, AND THANKS SO MUCH CHAIR ANDERSON, I WILL TRY TO BE MIND.

TIME.

JUST BRIEFLY I WOULD LIKE TO DITTO A LOT OF THE THINGS THAT MISS GENTRY SAID AND IN THAT REGARD.

JUST TO WHAT SHE SAID TO THAT AND DITTOING IT ALL OF THE THINGS THAT ABOUT OUR STAFF AND WE NEED TO BE MINDFUL THAT THAT OUR STAFF HAS THE BEST INTEREST AT HEART.

WE SHOULDN'T BE CAST DISPERSIONS OF OUR STAFF.

I DID APPRECIATE THE THOROUGHNESS OF THE PRESENTATION AND THE TRAJECTORY.

I WOULD ECHO.

THE PHASE IN APPROACH IS A THOUGHTFUL APPROACH.

I WANT TO REITERATE SOMETHING I SAID BEFORE.

NO MATTER WHAT WE DO, NO ONE EVERYONE IS GOING TO BE HAPPY.

THIS A DIFFICULT SITUATION.

ALSO THERE'S A LOT OF TOUGH QUESTIONS -- DECISIONS HAVE TO BE MADE.

THERE'S RICHMOND DIVISION HAS DECIDED TO COMPLETELY CANCEL IN PERSON LEARNING.

THIS A THOUGHTFUL EFFORT ON THE PART OF ACPS.

I WOULD PUT IN A PLUG FOR TRANSPARENCY ALONG THE LINES OF THE WHAT DR. RIEF TAVIS YOU CAN ABOUT AND MISS GENTRY.

I UNDERSTAND THAT'S NO HARD CUT OFF IN TERMS.

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HEALTH METRICS, IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE TRANSPARENT WITH THE COMMUNITY WITH RESPECT TO CASES PER 100,000 METRIC.

WHEN THAT GOES ABOVE A CERTAIN LEVEL, WHEN ARE WE GOING TO BE THINK ABOUT PULLING THING BACK.

THE MORE WE CAN BE TRANSPARENT ABOUT THE HEALTH METRICS AND WHERE THE CUTOFFS ARE FOR THAT IN THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS, THAT WOULD HELPFUL TO FOSTER COMMUNITY CONVERSATION.

AS MISS GENTRY.

THE COMMUNITY MAY NOT LIKE SOME OF THE RESULT BUT THE MORE TRANSPARENT WE ARE, THE BETTER ABOUT THAT.

THE MY QUESTION, I'M CURIOUS, HOPE WE ARE ABLE TO MAINTAIN THE TIME LINE WITH THE UNDERSTANDING THAT IT'S GOING TO BE A PHASED I APPROACH.

MY QUESTION IS A VACCINATION.

THERE'S BEEN A COVID-19 VACCINATION THAT HAS BEEN LAUNCHED.

EARLIER TODAY I WAS PERUSING THE VIRGINIA OF HEALTH WEBSITE.

IT TALKS HOW IN VIRGINIA WE HAVE A PHASE 1A FOR THE ESSENTIAL HEALTHCARE EMPLOYEES, BUT THEN RIGHT UNDER THAT IS FACE 1B WHICH SAYS THAT THE VACCINATION IS GOING TO BE GOING TO TEACHER AND SCHOOL STAFF.

THIS IS PARTLY FOR DR. HEARING, AND PARTLY FOR DR. HUTCHINGS, I WANT TO UNDERSTAND IF WE HAVE A SENSE OF THE TIMING FOR TEACHERS TO GET TEACHERS ASK SCHOOL STAFF TO POTENTIALLY BE OFFERED VACCINATIONS.

AND HOW WILL THAT TIMING COME INTO PLAY WITH THE RE-OPENING PLAN, AND WHAT ARE WE ANTICIPATE IN THAT REGARD.

>> SO DR. HUTCHINGS, AND THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AS MUCH AS ANYBODY ELSE IS HOPING THAT IT IS SOON.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE DON'T KNOW IS THE WHEN.

WE HAVE BEEN ASKING FROM THE LOCAL LEVEL AND THE REGIONAL LEVEL AND VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HAS BEEN ASKING FROM THE STATE LEVEL WHAT IS THE PIPELINE LOOK LIKE AFTER WE GET THIS INITIAL DOSE, NOT INITIAL DOSE BUT THE INITIAL SUPPLY THAT IS GOING TO COVER ALL HEALTH WORKERS AND RESIDENTS IN LONG-TERM HEALTHCARE FACILITIES.

WE ARE NOT GETTING THE ANSWER TO THAT.

WE ARE HOPEFUL THAT STARTS SOME TIME IN JANUARY DEPENDING ON THE, BUT THERE'S A LOT OF DEPENDENCE OTHERS, THERE'S DEPENDENCIES ON THE VIRGINIA, EXCUSE ME OF THE VACCINE ADMINISTRATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM THAT IS A CDC MANAGEMENT SYSTEM THAT HAS TO BE IN PLACE.

THE NUMBER OF VACCINATE ORS THAT WE'RE ABLE TO BRING ON BOARD IN ADDITION TO WHAT WE HAVE AS WELL AS EMS VACCINATE ORS AND OUR MRC VAC SIP EIGHT -- VACCINATE ORS, AND THE AMOUNT OF SPACE WE ARE ABLE TO ACQUIRE.

THAT IS ONE MUCH THINGS THAT THEY HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ASSURING US CERTAIN SPACE AND CERTAIN TIME.

THERE'S THE VACCINE ITSELF.

WE'RE WORKING TO EVERYTHING THAT WE CAN CONTROL AND WE'RE READY TO GO IN JANUARY.

TO 1B.

OUR THROUGH PUT FOR 1A WILL REQUIRE US TO GET IN JANUARY TO BE AND IT MIGHT EVEN BE FEBRUARY.

IT'S REALLY HARD FOR ME TO KNOW WITHOUT KNOWING THE VOLUME THAT WE'RE GOING TO GET.

IT WOULD NOT SURPRISE ME IF AT SOME POINT, BASED OFF OF EXPERIENCE WITH OTHER VACCINES, IF AT SOME POINT THIS BECOMES WIDELY AVAILABLE.

THAT IT'S NOT JUST THROUGH THE HOSPITAL SYSTEM, THE LONG-TERM HEALTH FACILITIES AND THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT BUT THAT YOU WILL GET IT ANY PHARMACY.

AT THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE, MINUTE CLINICS AND ALL OF THOSE SORTS OF THINGS.

THAT WILL BE A BIG GAME CHANGER AS WELL.

>>> SO ALEXANDRIA ADMINISTERING 1B AND THERE'S A TIERING, WHERE IS SCHOOL STAFF FALLING WITHIN THAT.

>> THANK YOU FOR ASKING THAT HE REQUEST.

THERE'S TIERING WITHIN 1A.

WHEN WE LOOK AT THE VOLUME OF PERSONS IN 1A HERE ALEXANDRIA.

WE REALIZED WE DIDN'T HAVE HAVE TO SPLIT THE HAIRS TO GET ALL OF THE 1A TOGETHER.

WHEN WE ARE SENDING THINGS OUT WE ARE NOT PRIORITIZING A HEALTHCARE WORKER, A HOME HEALTHCARE AGENCIES OVER A PHYSICAL THERAPIST OVER DENTIST.

WE'RE ABLE TO SAY ALL HEALTHCARE WORKERS ARE WELCOME TO COME TO ANY OF OUR INITIAL POINTS OF DISTRIBUTION.

WHEN IT COMES TO 1B THAT IS MUCH WIDER.

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THAT INCLUDES CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND IT'S POLICE, FIRE WHO ARE NOT EMS. IT'S VIRTUALLY EVERY CITY EMPLOYEE AND ALL THE ACPS EMPLOYEES AS WELL.

IT'S UTILITIES, IT'S A MUCH BOARDER AND WHAT WE DO ALTHOUGH IS WE WILL FOLLOW WHAT THE VIRGINIA DISASTER, MEDICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

THEY COME UP WITH THE LIST OF TIERINGS, IT'S A COMMITTEE THAT INCLUDESY MOWNOLOGIST, INFECTIOUS DISEASES PEOPLE, EXPERTS IN ETHICS.

AND THEY MAKE RECOMMENDATIONSES TO VDH AND VDH DECIDES WHAT THOSE TIERING IS UP THERE.

I APT PARTICIPATE THAT EDUCATORS WILL BE AT TOP TIER OF THAT BECAUSE OF THE IMPACT IT HAS ON SOCIETY.

>> OKAY, GREAT.

THANK YOU.

>>> WE HAVE TIME FOR ONE MORE QUESTION DR. RIEF.

>> I WANT TO GO OVER SOMETIME QUESTIONS I HEARD FROM MY COLLEAGUES.

I WILL AGREE THAT STAFF HAS BEEN WORKING SO HARD AND MANY OF THEM ARE EXPERIENCING THE CHALLENGES, AND I WANT TO THANK THEM FOR THE HARD WORK THEY'RE DOING.

I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE SPEAKERS THAT SPOKE TONIGHT AND SOME FAMILIES ARE EXPERIENCING REAL CHALLENGES.

PEOPLE TALKING ABOUT MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES OR HAVING TO GIVE UP THEIR EMPLOYMENT.

THERE'S A LOT HAPPENING FOR ALL OF US.

I JUST, YOU KNOW, WE ARE REALLY ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.

I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT AS WELL.

MY LAST QUESTION WAS ABOUT THE ISSUE, I WAS CURIOUS, HOW WE WERE ABLE TO DETERMINE THAT WE COULD DO THE TWO DAY CONCURRENT MODEL, THE TWO DAYS OF IN PERSON FOR TUDDENTS WHEN INITIALLY YOU -- STUDENTS LOOK AGO THE BUILDING CAPS -- LOOK AT THE BUILDING CAPACITY WE WERE ABLE TO DO ONE DAY.

WHEN I LOOKED THE LAST BUILDING CAPACITY SOME OF OUR SCHOOLS ARE SO MUCH LIKE OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS ARE SO MUCH BIGGER AND THE SOCIAL DISTANCING CAPS CAPACITY IS SMALLER, A PERCENTAGE OF THE POPULATION.

YOU CAN TALK ABOUT HOW YOU WERE ABLE -- SINCE WE HAVEN'T GOTTEN THE FAMILY CHOICE INFORMATION BACK FROM PEOPLE.

HOW HAVE WE DETERMINED THAT WE'RE ABLE TO DO THE TWO DAYS FOR THE CONCURRENT MODEL?

>> SO WHAT WE'RE LOOKING ADJUST TRYING TO GET THE -- WE KNOW HOW MANY STAFF MEMBERS.

WE KNOW HOW MANY STAFF MEMBERS WE'RE GOING TO NEED.

MEANING HOW MANY CLASSROOMS WE'RE GOING TO NEED AVAILABLE.

WHAT WE AT THE FEASIBILITY, NOT THE FEASIBILITY, THE FACILITIES, DR. HART WHAT DID YOU CALL IT? I ALWAYS GET IT WRONG, FACILITY VERIFICATION.

GEOIT IT.

FACILITY VERIFICATION FOR OUR BUILDERRINGS TO DETERMINE THE WIDE-RANGE OF CLASS SIZES WE KNOW THAT 100% OF OUR KIDS ARE NO GOING TO RETURN, RIGHT.

SO, HAVING 100% OF OUR KIDS COME BACK THAT ABSOLUTELY NOT WORK.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE IN A CASE WHERE 100% OF OUR KIDS ARE GOING TO WANT TO RETURN INTO OUR BUILDING.

AS LONG AS WE CAN KEEP OUR NUMBERS DOWN FROM 100%, THEN WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE TWO DAYS FOR EACH OF THOSE COHORT GROUPS INTO OUR CLASSROOMS, AND THAT IS WHAT WE'RE USING AT THIS POINT.

WHEN WE GET OUR ACTUAL NUMBERS IN AND WE, TO OUR SURPRISE HAVE ONE PERCENT HUNDRED PERCENT WHO WANT TO RETURN, WE WILL HAVE TO HAVE FURTHER DISCUSSION ABOUT THAT.

NOW WE'RE HAVING A CAPACITY ISSUE, AND WE HAVE ALWAYS TALKED ABOUT WE COULD HAVE BUILDING CAPACITY ISSUES.

WE CAN HAVE STAFFING ISSUES, WE CAN HAVE COMMUNITY HEALTH ISSUES, AND WE WOULD HAVE TO GO AND LOOK AT THAT PARTICULAR METRIC IF WE'RE IN THAT CASE.

BUT WE DON'T BELIEVE THAT 100% OF OUR STUDENTS ARE GOING TO RETURN INTO OUR BUILDINGS.

>>> OKAY, THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTIONS, AND WE ARE MOVING ON TO THE NEXT ITEM.

WHICH IS THE PURCHASE, WHERE AM I IN MY -- THE AREA OF FOCUS.

THANK YOU IT'S SO THE SCREEN NOW.

DR. HUTCHINGS.

>> THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

SO, YES, THANK YOU FOR ONE THE BOARD SUGGESTING THAT WE HAVE THESE AREAS OF FOCUS

[20. Areas of Focus Update - Academic Disparities: TAG + Middle School Honors]

UPDATES BECAUSE IT DOES ALLOW US TO TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE WORK THAT WE'RE DOING IN ADDITION TO ADDRESSING THIS GLOBAL PANDEMIC IN THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA AND ACPS.

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TODAY OUR FOCUS AROUND OUR ACADEMIC DISPARITIES IN REGARD TO OUR ADVANCED LEVEL COURSES AND TALENTED AND GIFTED PROGRAMS WITHIN ACPS.

I'M GOING TO TURN THINGS OVER TO DR. MANN TO BEGIN THIS PRESENTATION AND WE HAVE SEVERAL OF OUR STAFF MEMBERS HERE TODAY TO TALK THROUGH WHERE WE ARE, WITH OUR ACADEMIC DISPARITIES, WHERE WE'RE PLANNING TO GO MOVING FORWARD THANK YOU.

DR. HUTCHINGS IT'S MY PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE THE TEAM AND NAME A COUPLE OF PEOPLE WHO MAY NOT BE SPEAKING AND MARIA WHO PULLED ALL THE DAY A FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL.

AND ORAY WHO IS RUNNING POWERPOINT.

AND SUSAN FUTREL OUR CURRICULUM SPECIALIST.

TIANA DOMINIQUE.

TALENTED AND GIFTED.

WE ALSO HAVE DARRELL SAMPSON, OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SUPPORT TEAMS, BRETT PETERS, PRINCIPAL, JODIE PETERS OUR AVID DISTRICT COORDINATOR AND COLLEGE READINESS LAST AND NOT LEAST, AND I FORGOT ONE PERSON WHO IS A THOUGHT PARTNER AND THAT IS DR. SIMMS. WE GO TO OUR CENTRAL QUESTIONS.

WE HAVE FOUR QUESTIONS FOR YOU THIS EVENING.

WHAT DOES THE DATA TELL US ABOUT OUR DISPARITIES, AND WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM ADVANCED FROM ACID, ADVANCED OF INDIVIDUAL DETERMINES AND SUPPORTING STUDENTS IN ADVANCED CLASSES AND WHAT STRUCTURES AND SUPPORTS EXIST AND WHAT WILL EXPAND TO ENSURE, LEGAL PROGRAMMING AND HOW WILL ACPS SUPPORT STUDENTS IN ADVANCED CLASSES.

GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

AS DR. HUTCHINGS MENTIONED IN OUR STRATEGIC PLAN.

THE BOARD IS IDENTIFIED SEVERAL AREAS FOR DISPROPORTIONALTY FOR THE BOARD TO EXAMPLE.

THIS EVENING BRINGS THE LAST OF FOCUS AREAS AND THIS ONE IS FOCUSED DISPARITIES IN OUR ADVANCED CLASSES, I WON'T READ THIS DECIDE TO YOU BUT THIS BRINGS US TO A CLOSE.

AND BEFORE WE DIPPING INTO A THE DATA -- DIG INTO THE DATA.

WE ROUNDED NUMBERS SO YOU'RE NOT GOING TO SEE ANY DECIMALS, AND WE WILL START WITH THE TAG PROGRAM AND ROLL THROUGH THE MIDDLE ASK HIGH SCHOOL.

AS WE LOOK AT THE FIRST SLIDE, THIS SHOWS OUR TAG ENROLLMENT AT EACH SCHOOL.

IT'S RANKED FROM HIGHEST TO LOWEST.

ON THE LEV COLUMN YOU SEE GW AT 30% OF THE ENROLLMENT.

THERE'S TAG AND YOU ALSO NOTICE AT THE DIVISION LEVEL PRESENT ADD 13.

GOING TO THE RIGHT HAND COLUMN MUCH WE PUT THE PERCENTAGE OF WHITE STUDENTS ENROLLED AT THAT THE SCHOOL.

AT THE TOP OF THE LIST THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF THE WHITE STUDENTS ENROLLED.

YOU WILL NOTICE AT THE BOTTOM OF THE LIST, YOU WILL SEE THAT MOST OF THE THOSE SCHOOLS ARE ON WEST SIDE OF TOWN.

THIS A THEME THAT YOU WILL SEE THROUGHOUT ALL OF OUR DATA SLIDES.

AND SO AT THIS TIME I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO TWAINIA DOM MICK TO WALK US THROUGH THE REST OF THE SLIDE.

>> WE ARE COMPARING THE PERCENTAGE OF TOTAL STUDENT ENROT.

ETHNIC GROUPS TO THAT OF THE SAME RACIAL ETHNIC GROUPS.

AND THIS CHART SHOWS THAT OVER A THREE YEAR PERIOD.

AS A RESULT THE BETA INDICATES AT THAT TIME HAS IDENTIFIED A SUBSTANTIAL NUMBER OF WHITE TAG STUDENTS IN COMPARISON TO NONWHITE TAG STUDENTS.

THE NEXT SLIDE.

THE CHART IS TALENTED AND GIFTED IDENTIFIED STUDENTS SPECIAL PROGRAMS.

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THE DATA INDICATES THAT THE PERCENTAGE OF TAG IDENTIFIED STUDENTS IN OUR SPECIAL PROGRAMS HAS AN AVERAGE INCREASE OF ABOUT ONE TO TWO PERCENT.

>>> FORTY PERCENT OF OUR STUDENTS ARE ACCELERATED IN MATH.

WHILE MISHIS PANIC STUDENTS WILL MAKE UP 44% OF OUR STUDENTS WE CONTINUE TO ADDRESS 49% OF OUR ARE ENROLLED IN ACCELERATED COURSES OF MATH.

I WILL BE PRESENTING DATA.

JEFF SON HOUSTON I EXTREMELY DIVERSE AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL.

SPECIFICALLY REVIEWING JER SON HOUSTON -- JEFFERSON HOUSTON.

WHILE -- ENSURING CONSISTENCY WITH THE LARGER COMPREHENSIVE MIDDLE SCHOOLS.

PREVIOUSLY UNIDENTIFIED STUDENTS ARE IDENTIFIED FOR ENROLLMENT IN HONOR'S COURSES.

IN AN AREA.

WHERE CONSISTENT RANGE IS BEING MADE.

HOUSTON BLACK STUDENTS ADD AT THE MIDDLE OF SCHOOL LEVEL, LANGUAGE ARTS AND SOCIAL STUDIES.

WE ALSO RECOGNIZE THAT CONSISTENT ACTION STEPS ARE BEING IMPLEMENTED TO ADDRESS THE ZERO PERCENT OF HISPANIC STUDENTS CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN EIGHTTH GRADE MATH ACCELERATED COURSES.

NOW WE WILL HAVE MISS BINE YUM WHO WILL SHARE PATRICK HENRY DATA.

>> AT PATRICK HENRY.

OUR HONORS MERITS OUR DEMOGRAPHICS, OUR BLACK POPULATION IS 46% OF THEIR MIDDLE SCHOOL, AND OUR HONORS DATA MERITS THAT A WELL THEY'RE ALL IN THE 40S, THE SAME THING WITH OUR HISPANIC DATA AND OUR MULTI RACIAL DATA AND THE PACIFIC ISLANDER DATA.

ONE OF THE THING WE'RE PROUD OF IS THAT WE START REALLY EARLY WITH YOUNG SCHOLARS IN OUR SCHOOLS AND SHIFTING THE MIND-SET OF CHILDREN SO THEY DO REALIZE THAT THEY CAN ACCESS ADVANCED AND WE'RE ALSO PROUD OF THE FACT THAT WE HAVE CHILDREN WHO ARE TAKING GEO ME TREE IN OUR SCHOOLS.

>> GOOD EVENING EVERYONE, ALONG WITH THE THEME WITH THE SCHOOL DEMOGRAPHICS, GW IS AN EXTREMELY DIVERSE, WHITE STUDENTS MAKE UP 39% OF THE TOTAL POPULATION FOLLOWED BY THE HISPANIC ACCOUNTING FOR 36% OF TH HISPANIC, AND TWO PERCENT ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER, WHILE GW REMAINS DIVERSE WE REMAIN WITHIN THE HONOR ESA CONTEXT.

EFFORTS HAVE BEEN MADE UNDERWAY TO DIMINISH THE DISPROPORTIONATE.

AND IT REMAINS AN IMPORTANT SCHOOL WIDE BOARD.

AND THE DATA CERTAINLY SUPPORTS.

YOU CAN SEE WHITES WHILE 39% OF THE POPULATION IS ARE OVER REPRESENTED WITHIN THE HONOR SIGHTING WHILE BLACK AND HISPANIC STUDENTS REMAI UNDER REPRESENTED IN EACH CONTENT AREA.

AS YOU ANALYZE THE DATA.

THE NUMBERS ARE IMPORTANT AND CLEARLY ILLUSTRATE THE NEED FOR CONTINUED WORK AND INQUIRY THAT ASKS WHY DO WE HAVE SUCH A SIGNIFICANT GAP IN COURSE PLACEMENT BETWEEN WHITES AND OTHER OTHER POPULATIONS? WE KNOW THE TAG IDENTIFICATION DRIVES SOME OF THE DATA, HOW FAR CONTINUED INQUIRY IS NEEDED TO UNDERSTAND THIS PHENOMENON IN OURS COURSE TAKEN PATTERNS.

WE WILL DISCUSS STRATEGIES THAT ARE IN PLACE.

NOW ON TO MR. BALAS.

>> GOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

AND AS YOU SEE IN OUR TOP LINE WHERE THE SCHOOL DEMOGRAPHICS, OUR COURSE WE

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ARE WONDERFULLY DIVERSE SCHOOL.

WE ARE AT 42% HISPANIC, WHITE POPULATION, 27.

AND MULTIRACIAL TWO ASIAN PACIFIC ISLANDER, FOUR, AND AMERICAN INDIAN .

3.

SO, THE DATA THAT YOU SEE HERE IN THE SLIDE POINTS THAT THERE'S A SHOW IN A MOVE OF POSITIVE DIRECTIONS BUT ALSO HIGHLIGHTS MAJOR DISPARITIES IN TERMS OF OUR ENROLLMENT IN ADVANCED COURSES.

AS YOU CAN SEE HERE, ONE OF THE MOST GLARING DISPARITIES IDENTIFIED BY THE DATA IS THE ADVANCED PLACEMENT OR AP COURSE ENROLLMENT.

WHILE OUR WHITE POPULATION ONLY MAKES UP 25% OF OUR TOTAL SCHOOL POPULATION, THE SAME SUBGROUP MAKES UP ALMOST 60% EVER OUR A ENROLLMENT.

>>> SO THERE'S BEEN SOME MOVEMENT IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION BUT WE STILL HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO.

IF YOU DRAW YOUR ATTENTION DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSES.

THE ITDAH A LOOKS MORE BALANCED REGARDING THE OVERALL SCHOOL POPULATION.

AS WE LOOK AT THE DUAL ENROLLMENT DATA THERE'S A DIFFERENT ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND COURSES DIFFERENCE FROM AP THAT COULD ACCOUNT FOR SOME OF DIFFERENCES.

I WILL TURN IT OVER TO MY COLLEAGUE, JESSE MACER.

>> THIS PARTICULAR SLIDE DISCUSSES THE HISTORY CONTEXT AND SYSTEMATIC BARRIERS THAT HAVE DEVELOPED OVER TIME ACROSS ACPS.

IT HIGHLIGHTS A PARTICULAR PRACTICE TO SEE STUDENTS ASSIGNED TO A DIFFERENT LEVELS OF THE COURSE TO A DIFFERENT CURRICULUM THAT IS MORE OR LESS RIGOROUS.

IT SPEAKS TO THE RACIAL SEGREGATION PRACTICES THAT HAVE BEEN UNDERWAY SINCE BROWN VERSUS THE BOARD OF EDUCATION IN 1954 THI ACCORDING TO EXPERTS ON CLASS SEGREGATION.

IN EVALUATING THE LINEAGE OF CLASS SEGREGATION PRACTICES, THEY CITE IDEAS OF PEOPLE, THAT HAVE BEEN PROVEN UNTRUE AND CONTINUE TO PROMOTE STEREOTYPE OF INTELLIGENCE AND CAPABILITY OFTEN BASED IN BIAS.

EXPERTS BELIEVE THAT CLASS SEGREGATION AND MOBILE, AND THEY CAN, STUDENTS IN BASED ON CLASS SEGREGATION, BASED ON SUL AT THIS POINT SEPARATE PATHS.

IT PRESENTS A SYSTEMIC BARRIER THAT HAS LONG DETERMINED STUDENT OUTCOMES IN SECONDARY AND POST SECONDARY OPPORTUNITIES.

FROM THE RESEARCH DUB REEFS WE KNOW FROM THE EARLY 70S THE PROGRAM BEGAN TO GROW RAPIDLY.

AND REEVES NOTES THAT VERY FEW DIVERSE STUDENTS WERE IN THE GIFTED AND TALENTED PROGRAM.

THE SCHOOL HONORS AND VEN PROGRAM BEGAN AS A PATHWAY TO ADVANCE CLASSES AT TC WILLIAMS HIGH SCHOOL.

IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT SOME SOME INSTANCES, NOT ALL BUT SOME THE HISTORICAL DEDES AN SEGREGATION BY RACE ARE MIRRORED IN THE CLASS PRACTICES.

>>> NOW OVER TO MISS PETERS.

>>THANK YOU.

>>THAT IS.

>> AND NOW OVER TO MISS PETERS.

>> THANK YOU MR. MAY CERTIFY.

NOW WE WILL SIGNIFICANTS US THAT IS SHOWING THE POSITIVE IMPACT ON THE MINORITY STUDENTS WHO ENROLL IN THE REVERSE COURSES AND THAT IS TO AVID.

AT VIDEO CENTER AND COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS FOCUS ON OPPORTUNITY KNOWLEDGE, RIGOROUS COURSE AND STUDENT AGENCY.

THEY BREAKDOWN BARRIERS AND INSIST ON BELIEVE, AND BELIEVE IN THE AVID COURSE BEST PRACTICES.

THE WORK DOESN'T STOP JUST BEING ENROLLED IN THESE PRACTICES, IT PROVIDES THE

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NECESSARY SUPPORT THAT STUDENTS MAY NEED.

THESE SUPPORTS INCLUDE SPECIFIC LEARNING STREET TEJIES, REQUIREMENT OF TOOL, AND IN CLASS TUTORSES 40% OF THE WEEK THAT WORK THROUGH THE COURSE OF COMPLETION.

AND THIS SERVES AS THE TIER ONE AND TIER TWO SUPPORT THAT OUR STUDENTS NEED.

COMMITMENT OVER TIME CREATES WHAT WE LIKE TO KNOW AS POSEY EFFECT, AND THIS IS WHEN THEY STRUGGLE TOGETHER, AND SPECIFICALLY WHEN THEY BELIEVE THEY ARE THE UNDER REPRESENTED CLASSES IN THIS CLASSES.

WE CAN APPLY THE AVID SCHOOL FRAMEWORK THAT YOU SEE IN THE PICTURE WHERE WE HAVE THE SAME HIGH EXPECTATIONS AND EQUITY FOR ALL.

BY EXAMINING AND CREATING BELIEF AND EQUITY.

GOAL SETTING AND A CONTINUATION OF SEAL LESSONS THAT FOCUS ON SELF MANAGEMENT THROUGH INCLUDING SCHOOL WIDE COLLABORATIVE STUDY GROUPS TAS A TUTORIAL THAT CAN HAPPEN IN THE, AND BY INCLUDING AVID LEADER IN THE DECISION MAKING OR AVID LAYS THE FOUNDATION AND SUPPORT IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM AND GOALS AND SYSTEMATIC ALIGNMENT AND BY IMBEDDING REGULAR TRAINING AN RIGOROUS STUDIOUS PRACTICES FOR STAFF.

BUT ALSO FOCUSING ON THE DOMAIN INDICATORS NOTED IN THE AVID SCHOOL WIDE MODEL CAPTURED IN THE SCHOOL WIDEY MA'AM.

I WILL NOW PASS IT OVER TO MR. SAMPSON WHO WILL SPEAK ABOUT ACADEMIC ADVISING.

>> THANK YOU.

>> SO, WHEN WE THINK ABOUT YOU KNOW, WHY WE HAVE OPEN ENROLLMENTS OTHER - >> WHAT ABOUT GOING TO THEIR COMMUNITY CENTERS AND WHERE THEY PICK UP THEIR KIDS AND HAVE A PRESENTATION READY GO? AND MEETING PEOPLE WHERE THEY ARE IN ADDITION TO UTILIZING THE TECHNOLOGY AND UTILIZING BROCHURES? CREATE ALTERNATIVE PATHWAYS FOR SCHOLARS AND CANDIDATES.

CREATING STUDENTS AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL AND INFORMATION NIGHTS AND SO FORTH.

REGULAR ONGOING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING FOR TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS AND CONNECTING THE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING TO RECTIFY THIS AND MAKING SURE IT'S RELEVANT TO WHERE OUR NEEDS ARE AND NOT JUST REPRESENTING SOMETHING WE NEED TO DO.

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LASTLY, IDENTIFYING AND GETTING STUDENTS FROM GROUPS, SUCH AS ENGLISH LEARNERS AND EXCEPTIONAL STUDENTS AND THOSE GROUPS AND MODIFYING SO THAT WE CAN MAKE THAT WIDER AND CAPTURE THOSE UNDERREPRESENTED GROUPS.

THANK YOU.

>> WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE SUPPORTS IN PLACE TO MAKE SURE WE'RE SUPPORTING OUR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES WITH ACCESS TO INFORMATION AND OPPORTUNITIES AROUND OUR HONOR'S PROGRAMS. SO WE WILL ENSURE THERE ARE HONOR'S INFORMATION NIGHTS STARTING IN OUR GRADES AS LOW AS THIRD OR FOURTH GRADE TO FOSTER THE MINDSET THAT HONORS DOES EXIST AND THERE ARE ADVANCED PROGRAMS THAT ARE STUDENTS CAN BE A PART OF.

WE ALSO WOULD LIKE TO REACH OUR UNDERSERVED PARENTS ABOUT THE PROGRAM OF STUDIES

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AND THE COURSES OF RIGGER AND PATHWAYS INFORMATION BY PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIESES FOR THEM TO ACCESS NIGHTS AND CULTURAL PARENT GROUPS THROUGH THE FACE CENTERS SO THAT INFORMATION IS PROVIDED TO FAMILIES.

WE WILL HOST THIS SO STUDENTS UNDERSTAND THAT AND WE'LL DO THIS WITH OTHER NIGHTS SO STUDENTS AND FAMILIES UNDERSTAND THAT HONORS CAN BE ACCESSED AT ANY TIME.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, WE ARE ENSURING THAT WE ARE INABOUT THE MATRICULATION PROCESS AND SHOWING THAT THEY CAN ACCESS HARD WORK AND MINDSET.

THIS IS ALSO THROUGH OUR AVID PIPELINE AND WE HAVE THAT STARTING IN SIXTH GRADE, ENSURING THAT THEY HAVE THE INFORMATION AND ACCESS TO ADVANCED ACADEMICS, AS WELL.

BACK TO MR. SAMPSON.

>> SO WE'RE ALSO CONTINUING TO WORK ON OUR ACADEMIC ADVISING PRACTICES AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WITH OUR SCHOOL COUNSELORS IN PARTICULAR AND WE FOCUS ON EQUITY AND MOREOVER, THIS IDEA OF NOT JUST THINKING ABOUT HOW YOUR CONVERSATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO STUDENTS, YOU KNOW, WHAT YOUR INTENTION IS BEHIND THOSE DISCUSSIONS, BUT IT'S ALSO REALLY ABOUT, WELL, WE NEED TO BE CONCERNED ABOUT HOW THOSE MIGHT BE PERCEIVED BY THAT STUDENT ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE DESK OR THE SCREEN BECAUSE WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE MESSAGE THAT WE'RE CONVEYING IS RECEIVED IN A WAY THAT SHOWS THAT WE SUPPORT THAT STUDENT, THAT WE BELIEVE THEY CAN BE SUCCESSFUL IN MORE RIGOROUS COURSES AND THAT WE WANT TO FIND WAYS TO SUPPORT THEM BOTH IN THE CLASS AND, PERHAPS, WITH ADDITIONAL SUPPORTS TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THOSE CLASSES.

WE REALLY ALSO WANT TO WORK THROUGH THE PROGRAM OF STUDIES AND WE'VE WORKED TO TEACH LEARNING AND LEADING TO MAKE SURE THE PROGRAM HAS THESE PATHWAYS THAT STUDENTS CAN ACCESS AND SEE WHETHER IT'S IN ENGLISH OR CAREER EDUCATION.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE COMMUNICATING THAT TO OUR COMMUNITY SO THAT THEY'RE ABLE TO DIVE INTO THE PROGRAM OF THE STUDIES TO GET INFORMATION FOR THEMSELVES AND SEE THE WIDE VARIETY OF OF CLASSES AND LEVELS OF RIGGER THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO THEIR CHILDREN.

AND THEN, FINALLY, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE REFINING OUR ACADEMIC AND CAREER PLANNING PROCESS AND WE'RE WORKING CLOSELY WITH TECH SERVICES TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN PUT THE ACADEMIC CAREER PLANS WITHIN POWER SCHOOL AS WELL AS MAKING SURE DURING OUR CURRENT SEAL TIME WE'RE PROVIDING CURRICULUM THAT WILL ALLOW STUDENTS TO DO SOME WORK ON ACADEMIC PLANNING, AS WELL AS CAREER EXPLORATION AND I'LL TURN THIS OVER TO OUR TWO MIDDLE SCHOOL PRINCIPALS.

>> THANK YOU, MR. SAMPSON.

TRANSITIONING TO ACCESS STEPS THAT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL WILL IMPLEMENT.

MR. MASOR AND I WILL DISCUSS THE STEPS THAT WILL TAKE PLACE AT HAM MONDAY GW AND JEFFERSON HOUSTON.

THERE WILL BE AN INTRODUCTION TO HONORS FOR RISING SIXTH GRADE STUDENTS AND STUDENTS TO THE HONOR'S PROGRAMS TO ADVANCE PRACTICE SO THAT IN PRACTICE LEARNING, AS WELL AS INTRODUCTIONAL PRACTICE FOR LEARNING WILL ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF TEACHING AND LEARNING TO PROMOTE A SAFE PROGRAM AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT.

NOW, I WILL PASS THIS ONTO MR. MASOR.

>> THANK YOU.

EDUCATING PARENTS IN THE ACADEMIC PROCESS, AS WELL AS STUDENTS, IT BEGINS AS STUDENTS STEP FOOT IN OUR SCHOOL AND PARENTS AS RISING SIXTH GRADERS AND WE SHARE

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WITH STUDENTS THAT WE BELIEVE THAT IF THEY HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE HISTORY CHANNEL, SHARK WEEK OR CREATIVE WRITING AND SOLVING PROBLEMS, IF THERE'S IS AN HONOR'S CLASS AND WE SHARE THIS WITH FAMILIES AND STUDENTS.

ALSO, THROUGHOUT THIS PANDEMIC, WE'VE LEARNED REALLY IMPORTANT LESSONS AROUND OUTREACH AND WE'VE HAD SIGNIFICANT AND STRONG VIRTUAL TURN OUTS TO A NUMBER OF EVENTS FOR POPULATIONS AND IN SOME INSTANCES, THEY WERE AWARE OF OPPORTUNITIES AT THE SITE AND NEW FEATURE OR FORMAT, PLATFORM, ALLOWED US TO REACH NEW AUDIENCES AND WE PARTNER WITH THE FACE CENTER AND CONTINUE TO EXPLORE FACEBOOK LIVESTREAMS AND ZOOM WEBINARS.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING TO GROW WITH THE PLATFORMS BECAUSE THEY'RE EFFECTIVE IN REACHING FAMILIES THAT CAN'T ALWAYS MAKE IT TO OUR SITES.

AVID IS SPECIAL, REGARDLESS OF LIFE CIRCUMSTANCES AND AVID ACCELS STUDENTS.

AND THEY ENROLL IN CLASSES AND CONTINUE ALONG A RIGOROUS PATH AND WE KNOW THAT THEY GO ONTO HIGH SCHOOL AND TAKE RIGOROUS COURSES AND THEY ATTEND COLLEGE AT A HIGHER RATE.

EQUALLY IMPORTANT ARE AVID STUDENTS ARE CAPABLE OF CRITICAL THINKING AND THEY SET HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR THEMSELVES AS LEARNERS.

WE SEE THESE CHARACTERISTICS IN STUDENTSES AS THEY PREPARE FOR INCREASED ACADEMIC RIGGER.

AVID ADVANCES A STRONG EMOTIONAL COMPONENT ROOTED IN COLLABORATION AND ADVANCING THE CONCEPT THAT ALL STUDENTS HAVE THIS INTENSE DESIRE FOR CONNECTION, SAFETY, TRUST, BELONGING AND DEVELOPING SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SKILLS AS IMPORTANT WORK AS THEY ENTER CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENTS.

LASTLY THE HONORS INFORMATION CENTERS.

ONCE STUDENTS ARE ENROLLED, OUR PROFESSIONAL COUNSELORS PLAY A ROLE FOR GOAL SETTING AND THIS LEADS TO INTERESTS AND THIS SELECTS CORE SELECTION AND WE ALWAYS LOOK TO SUPPORT STUDENTS IN MAKING SELECTIONS.

AT THE SITE LEVEL WE HAVE PROCESSES IN PLACE THAT ENCOURAGE PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELORS AND OTHER STAFF TO RECOMMEND STUDENTS FOR PLACEMENT IN THE HONOR'S TRACK BASED OFF OF A NUMBER OF LOOK FORCES IN WORK AND TEST WORK AND THE SOL'S BUT THERE ARE ROBUST WAYS TO ENSURE THAT WE'RE MAKING SURE THEY'RE TAKING COURSES IN OUR SITES.

YOU'LL SEE RAMPING UP EARLY PARENT AND STUDENT COMMUNICATION ABOUT THE BENEFITS OF ADVANCED COURSES AND THE HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS IN THE POST SECONDARY PLANS.

ALSO CONTINUING IN EXPANDING OUR SUMMER OPPORTUNITIES TO SUPPORT STUDENTS IN AP AND ADVANCED COURSES, ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE TAKING AN ADVANCED COURSE OR AP COURSE FOR THE FIRST TIME.

WE'LL OBVIOUSLY CONTINUE TO COLLECT AND ANALYZE DATA ABOUT WHICH STUDENTS ARE DROPPING OR WANTS TO DROP FROM ADVANCED COURSES AND WHY AND DO ACTION PLANNING AROUND THAT AND WE WANT TO EXPAND THE NUMBER OF TEACHERS WHO ARE ABLE TO TEACH ADVANCED COURSES.

AND SPECIFICALLY, WHAT WE WANT TO DO IS ENSURE SECTIONS OF AP COURSES ARE TAUGHT BY TEACHERS THAT ALSO REPRESENT THE WIDER POPULATION OF OUR STUDENT BODY.

AND WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO RECRUIT ADDITIONAL STUDENTS FOR THE AVID ELECTIVE TO MAXIMIZE THE 12 PLUS SECTIONS AND EXPANDS BEYOND AND AS YOU ALREADY HEARD ABOUT AVID AND THE WORK THAT MISS PETERS LEADS IS SO EXPLORE AVID WIDE PRACTICES THAT WE KNOW WORK WITHIN THE ELECTIVE WIDE PRACTICES THAT ARE SCHOOL WIDE.

FINALLY WORK WITH STUDENT GROUPS AND ORGANIZATIONS LIKE THE MANY WE HAVE AT TC TO INCREASE AGENCY, ADVOCACY AND TRAINING NEEDS OF STUDENTS AND STAFF AND THIS BRINGS US TO OUR CLOSURE SLIDE.

AND SO, THIS IS THE END OF OUR PRESENTATION ON ACADEMIC DISPARITIES AND AP, TAGGED, DUAL ENROLLMENT AND HONORS AND ON BEHALF OF THE GROUP, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU

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ALL FOR PROVIDING US THE TIME AND VENUE TO SHARE ON THIS IMPORTANT TOPIC.

BUT BEFORE I TURN THIS BACK TO DR. HUTCHINGS, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK DR. MANN, EVEN THOUGH HE OPENED US UP AND I WOULD LIKE TO THANK HIM FOR HIS LEADERSHIP AND DR. MOZINGO FOR HER TIRELESS EFFORTS FOR ACPS AND IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS PRESENTATION, AS WELL AS OUR SUBSEQUENT ACTION STEPS.

NOW AND NOW BACK OVER TO DR. HUTCHINGS.

>> THANK YOU, MR. BALLACE AND THANK YOU FOR THE WONDERFUL JOB TODAY.

I KNOW IT WAS A LOT OF INFORMATION TO SHARE AND I KNOW THAT YOU ALL ARE PROBABLY BURNING WITH QUESTIONS.

AT ONE POINT BEFORE WE GET INTO THE Q & A IS THAT, YOU KNOW, IT IS DISHEARTENING TO SEE THE FACT THAT A LOT OF THE DATA THAT WE SAW FOR SEVERAL YEARS IN ACPS, IN REGARDS TO THE ACADEMIC DISPARITIES, THAT IT'S PREVALENTS TODAY.

AND THE WAY THIS WE TACKLE CHANGING THE NARRATIVE IN DOING SOMETHING DIFFERENT IS BY EXPOSING SOMETHING WRONG AND SOMETIMES, IT'S TOUGH TO DO BECAUSE WHEN YOU EXPOSE WHAT'S WRONG, YOU HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT AND THAT'S WHY PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO EXPOSE WHAT'S WRONG BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO ACT ON IT.

BUT WE ARE ALREADY WELL INTO TRYING TO DEVELOP OUR ACTION AND ACTION HAS ALREADY OCCURRED THUS FAR, BUT WE HAVE A LOT MORE TO DO MOVING FORWARD.

I JUST WANTED TO THANK THE BOARD FOR ADOPTING A STRATEGIC PLAN THAT SPECIFICALLY STATES THAT WE TACKLE ACADEMIC DISPARITIES AND THIS IS AN AREA OF FOCUS, NOT JUST SOMETHING WE DECIDED TO PRESENT TO THE BOARD.

THE BOARD IS SAYING, THIS IS WHERE YOUR FOCUS NEEDS TO BE AND WORKING TOWARDS TO DIS MANTLE THIS.

SO WITH THAT SAID, I'LL TURN THIS OVER TO THE MADAM CHAIR TO OPEN UP THE FLOOR TO QUESTIONS.

>> THANK YOU, MS. ALDERMAN IS UP FIRST.

>> ONE OF THE COMPONENTS I WAS EXCITED TO SHE WAS THIS NOTION WAS THINKING ABOUT EXPANDING AVID.

I'VE ALWAYS, YOU KNOW I THINK ANYBODY WHO'S BEEN IN EDUCATION FOR AWHILE AND ACPS HAS SEEN SO MANY DIFFERENT INITIATIVES ROLL THROUGH AND AVID IS ONE THAT I FEEL LIKE HAS REALLY STUCK AND IT HAS GROWN AND IT HAS BEEN SUCCESSFUL.

AND SO, I'VE ACTUALLY WONDERED LATELY, YOU KNOW, WHY AREN'T WE JUST AVIDIZING ALL OF THE SCHOOLS AND USING THAT MODEL AS THE FRAMEWORK FOR HOW WE DO SCHOOL, PERIOD.

I APPRECIATE THAT ITEM AND THAT'S AN EXCELLENT APPROACH MOVING FORWARD.

MY QUESTION IS ABOUT STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES BECAUSE I THINK, YOU KNOW, OFTEN OUR KIDS WITH DISABILITIES, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE THE DATA THAT TELLS US THAT THEY ARE ACTUALLY, USUALLY PERFORMING ABOVE AVERAGE AND HIGH AVERAGE IN THEIR INTELLIGENCE, BUT FOR SOME REASON, WE'RE NOT ABLE TO GET THAT OUT OF THEM BASED ON WHATEVER THEIR EXPERIENCING AS A RESULT OF THEIR DISABILITY.

SO I'M JUST WONDERING, WHAT ARE THE THOUGHTS ON INCREASING PARTICIPATION FOR KIDS WITH DISABILITIES IN HIGHER LEVELING COURSES? AND I EVEN HATE SAYING HIGHER LEVEL COURSES.

BUT I WOULD SAY RIGGER BECAUSE WE ALREADY KNOW THAT WE HAVE SOME DISPARITIES WITHIN THAT GROUP AND SO, HOW HAVE WE THOUGHT ABOUT OR HAVE WE THOUGHT ABOUT KIND OF CREATING A MERGE THERE LIKE MERGING THE WORK WITH A LITTLE BIT OF A FOCUS ON THAT, AS WELL? AND I'M SORRY IF THAT'S A SUPER BIG BROAD QUESTION.

>> FIRST OF ALL, I WAS THINK BIG WHOLE SCHOOL THING BECAUSE I KNOW THAT MISS PETERS WAS, LIKE, YES, MISS ALDERSON, YOU'RE SPOT ON AND WE'VE HAD SEVERAL DISCUSSIONS ABOUT IT.

BUT HOW, WE HAVE DATA TO SUPPORT, YOU KNOW, HOW IT WORKS AND HOW IT CAN IMPACT THE LIVES OF BLACK AND BROWN CHILDREN.

WE HAVE DATA TO SUPPORT THAT.

WHEREAS WE STARTED THIS AVID WORK WHEN I WAS HERE IN 2010 TO 2013 AND KUDOS TO MISS

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PETERS BECAUSE SHE HAS BEEN THE CONSTANT.

I'LL TURN THINGS OVER TO DR. MAZINKO TO ASSIST WITH YOUR QUESTIONS, MISS ALDERSON.

>> THANK YOU FOR THAT SUPER BIG QUESTION.

AND WE AGREE WITH YOU ABOUT AVID.

WE TALKED YESTERDAY ABOUT THIS.

THIS IS A SUPPORT SYSTEM THAT CAN ENSURE THE SUCCESS OF KIDS AND THERE'S TREMENDOUS EVIDENCE IN ALEXANDRIA.

I THINK THE QUESTION I WOULD MAKE IS, THE REASON THAT WE BROUGHT THIS PRESENTATION WAS MISS ALDERSON AND OTHERS WAS BEGINNING TO ILLUSTRATE THERE ARE GROUPS OF CHILDREN, LIKE OUR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES AND SOME OF OUR ENGLISH LEARNERS, THAT HAVE NOT HAD THE OPPORTUNITIES WHERE THERE IS SCHOLARS OR EVEN TO BE IDENTIFIED AND TO RECEIVE THE SUPPORT.

SO A PART OF THIS PLANNING AND ACTION STEP IS TO BEGIN TO UNPACK THAT AND IDENTIFY WAYS IN WHICH THOSE GROUPS OF STUDENTS CAN BE IDENTIFIED AND CAN GET THE SUPPORT THAT THEY NEED IN ORDER TO BE SUCCESSFUL.

YOUR QUESTION, ACTUALLY, IS LIKE A NATIONAL QUESTION BECAUSE THIS IS A PHENOMENON EVERYWHERE, HONESTLY, THAT STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES, AS WELL AS A ENGLISH LEARNERS ARE NOT ALWAYS IDENTIFIED.

SO THE FIRST IS THE IDENTIFICATION AND TIANNA MENTIONED THIS TONIGHT IS ONE OF THE GOALS IS TO DEVELOP MODIFY IDENTIFICATION PROCESS, NOT TO LOWER THE STANDARDS, BUT TO MODIFY THE PROCESS TO MAKE SURE MORE STUDENTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR ADVANCEMENT.

LAST WEEK, THE TAGET GROUP BROUGHT IN, SOME OF YOU REMEMBER DR. PLUCKER, WHAT HE TALKED ABOUT THE GROUP WAS THAT THERE ARE MORE STUDENTS WITHIN ANY SCHOOL DIVISION THAT SHOULD BE IDENTIFIED THEN YOU TYPICALLY IDENTIFY.

AND SO A GOAL GOING FORWARD IS TO, AS TIANNA INDICATED WAS TO REVIEW AND REVISE WAS IN THE AUDIT, THE IDENTIFICATION PROCESS.

THE OTHER, WAS A GREAT IDEA, WAS THE NOTION OF A TALENT TEAM.

WE HAVE TO GET THIS TEAM FORMED THAT CAN GO IN OUR SCHOOLS AND TO HELP US IDENTIFY THOSE KIDS WITH THIS POTENTIAL AND TO PROVIDE THEM THE SUPPORT THAT THEY NEED.

SO TO MAKE A LONG STORY SHORT, I THINK THIS PRESENTATION ILLUSTRATES AN AWARENESS AND IT ILLUSTRATES A COMMITMENT TO THAT.

THE LAST PIECE, THOUGH, ONCE YOU IDENTIFY THE KIDS, YOU PROVIDE THE SUPPORT, YOU HAVE TO PUT IN PLACE A MONITORING SYSTEM TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE STILL GETTING ACCESS IN THE SUPPORT THEY NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL.

IT IS COMMITMENT TO IDENTIFY MORE STUDENTS AND ENGLISH LEARNERS WITH DISABILITIES EVEN AS TWICE EXCEPTIONAL.

A LONG RESPONSE BUT A PASSIONATE COMMITMENT TO THAT.

>> CAN I ADD SOMETHING, DR. HUTCHINGS?

>> MR. ALDERSON, WE KNOW IT'S A COMBINATION OF THE TWO.

WE KNOW AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL, WE HAVE SEEN AN INCREASE IN THE CLASSES FOR SPECIAL ED STUDENTS.

I THINK IT MAY BE A COMBINATION OF AFTER INDIVIDUAL ELECTIVE FOR SOME OF OUR SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS IF THEY NEED THAT AS SUPPORT AND SO WE THINK ABOUT AS MISS PETERS HAS DRILLED INTO ALL OF OUR HEADS WHO HAVE KNOWN IT FOR AWHILE THAT THE ACTIVE ELECTIVE IS A IMPORTANT PURSUIT AND NOW THAT WE'RE BEGINNING TO HAVE MORE AND MORE HONOR'S CLASSES, WHAT DOES THE SUPPORT LOOK LIKE? THAT MAY BE SOMETHING WE THINK ABOUT MOVING FORWARD AS WE CONTINUE TO EXPLORE AND LOOK AT OUR DATA, WHAT OUR NEXT STEPS MAY BE.

>> THANK YOU.

NEXT WE HAVE MISS GENTRY.

>> THANK YOU, IT'S MY GREAT REGRET THAT I DIDN'T HAVE AVID BECAUSE I COULD HAVE USED CORNELL NOTES IN COLLEGE.

SO, YEAH AFTER INDIVIDUAL.

AND I'M HAPPY TO SEE OUR SCHOOL BOARD REPRESENTATIVE HAS HER HAND RAISED BECAUSE I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING FROM HER.

I KNOW THAT I TRUST THE STAFF IS TALKING TO OUR STUDENTS BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN SO IMPRESSED WITH THE INSIGHT THAT THEY'VE GIVEN ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE, YOU KNOW, GOING THROUGH AND SOME OF THE DIFFERENT MOMENTS.

THEY HAVE THESE CLEAR MEMORIES IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL AND I KNOW THAT WILL BE AN IMPORTANT PIECE OF THE INFORMATION THAT YOU'RE GATHERING.

I JUST WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT ONE THING I HEARD IN THIS VERY, REALLY GREAT, EXCITING PRESENTATION THAT I WAS HAPPY TO HEAR, WHICH WAS THE IDEA ABOUT REALLY INCREASING AND INTENSIFYING THE DIFFERENTIATION, NOT ONLY IN HONOR'S CLASSES BUT STANDARD

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CLASSES, TOO.

I THINK THAT'S AN IMPORTANT IDEA FOR US TO HOLD ONTO AND, YOU KNOW, OF COURSE, A LOT OF THIS WAS TALKING ABOUT THE AP CLASSES AND THE HONOR'S CLASSES OR THE DUAL ENROLLMENT CLASSES, BUT I DO THINK PART OF WHAT MIGHT NEED TO HAPPEN IN ORDER TO HELP US CHANGE SOME OF THE PERCENTAGES THAT WE'RE SEEING ON SOME OF THE SLIDES IS FOR PEOPLE TO I THINK THERE MIGHT BE MISPERCEPTIONS OUT THERE OR MAYBE THIS IS JUST A THING THAT WE NEED TO WORK ON, YOU KNOW, THAT IF WE CAN SHOW THAT WE'RE PROVIDING THE RIGHT LEVEL OF RIGGER FOR A KID WHEN THEY'RE IN A STANDARD CLASS, FOR THAT PARTICULAR SUBJECT, THAT PARTICULAR TIME, THAT'S WHERE THEY NEED TO BE, I THINK CAN BE HELPFUL AND VALUABLE.

AND WHERE I'M GOING WITH THIS IS AND I DON'T EXPECT AN ANSWER TO THIS.

I'M THROWING OUT THIS QUESTION FOR ALL OF THIS AS WE GO THROUGH THE NEXT, YOU KNOW, SEVERAL YEARS OF THIS STRATEGIC PLAN, TO THINK ABOUT WHAT KIND OF ULTIMATE GOAL ARE WE GOING FOR.

BECAUSE I THINK IT'S VERY EASY FOR US TO SAY, WELL, OBVIOUSLY, WE WANT THE PERCENTAGES TO GO UP FOR SOME OF THESE WE WANT THE PERCENTAGE OF BLACK STUDENTS IN TAG IDENTIFIED TO MIRROR THEIR PERCENTAGE OR WE WANT THE PERCENTAGE OF BLACK STUDENTS TO MEASURE THE PERCENTAGE OF WE WANT THAT COMPRABILITY, BUT WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? IN TERMS OF WHAT WE'RE OFFERING, WHAT KIND OF EXPECTATIONS DO WE HAVE FOR THE STUDENTS WHEN THEY'RE IN THESE CLASSES? I THINK HISTORICALLY, THESE CLASSES HAVE MAYBE BEEN USED IN DIFFERENT WAYS THAT ARE NOT NECESSARILY TIED TO A STUDENTS TRYING TO ACHIEVE RIGGER.

SO I GUESS WHAT I'M JUST SAYING IS THAT ALL OF THE THINGS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT RIGHT NOW ARE GREAT AND ABSOLUTELY THE STEPS THAT WE NEED TO TAKE BECAUSE WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT SOME OF THE UNDERREPRESENTED POPULATIONS ARE MORE REPRESENTED, BUT ULTIMATELY, I THINK WE AS A GROUP NEED TO THINK ABOUT WHAT KIND OF PERCENTAGE DO WE WANT TO SEE? WHAT'S THE SUCCESS NUMBER ACROSS ALL OF OUR GROUPS?

>> I THINK WHEN YOU GET INTO AND I KNOW MR. PAIGE IS NOT ON THIS CALL TONIGHT, BUT I THINK ONE THING WHEN WE'RE LOOKING AT OUR DATA, WE'RE GOING TO KNOW THAT WE'RE BEING SUCCESSFUL IS THAT WE LOOK AT THE PERCENTAGE FOR THE SCHOOL IS THAT YOU CAN SEE A REPRESENTATION IN THOSE AREAS, AS WELL.

SO, FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN I WAS LOOKING AT THE HIGH SCHOOL DATA, RIGHT, AND WHEN YOU SEE THAT THERE'S 27% OF BLACK STUDENTS AT TC WILLIAMS AND WHEN YOU LOOK AT ONE OF THE SPECIFIC AREAS IN HONORS, THAT WAS ONE OF THE CATEGORIES, YOU ALSO SAW 27%.

AND THAT MEANS THAT IS A COMPARABLE REPRESENTATION AND THAT IS A GOOD SIGN, YOU KNOW, FOR US.

WE WANT ALL OF OUR DATA TO LOOK LIKE THAT.

BECAUSE THAT THEN DEMONSTRATES THAT WE'RE ABLE TO FIND, YOU KNOW, THOSE STUDENTS WHO ARE MEETING THESE GUIDELINES TO BEING THESE UPPER LEVEL COURSES OR TAG OR WHATEVER THAT SITUATION IS FROM THESE MULTIPLE GROUPS.

SO THAT REALLY IS THE SUCCESS RATE FOR US.

AND ONE THING THAT WE DO WANT TO PREVENT OURSELVES FROM DOING AND A LOT OF SCHOOL DIVISIONS DO THIS, AND IT GIVES FALSE HOPE, THEY CHANGE THEIR PROGRAMS SO THAT EVERYBODY IS IN AP.

WE WENT FROM ZERO TO 100 WHEN YOU REALLY DIDN'T OVERNIGHT.

BECAUSE WHEN YOU PULL THE ACTUAL DATA, YOU'RE SEEING THAT STUDENTS ARE SCORING 1'S AND 2'S AND SOME CAN ARGUE THAT EXPERIENCE IS VALUABLE EVEN IF THEY FAIL THE COURSE.

BUT WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THE SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL STATE OF STUDENTS, TOO.

THAT IS NOT VALUABLE IF YOU'RE WORKING HARD AND YOU GET 1'S AND EVERYBODY AROUND YOU HAS 4'S AND 5'S.

THAT'S NOT GOING TO MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD ABOUT YOURSELF.

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THIS IS WHY WE CAN'T WAIT UNTIL HIGH SCHOOL TO CHANGE THESE NUMBERS.

WE HAVE TO TACKLE THIS AT THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL AND IDENTIFYING THOSE STUDENTS, WHETHER THEY HAVE A SPECIAL ED BACKGROUND, WHETHER THEY HAVE AN EL BACKGROUND, WHETHER THEY HAVE FROM A LOW INCOME FAMILY, WHETHER THEY HAVE UNDERREPRESENTED.

JUST BECAUSE SOME OF THE STUDENTS MAY HAVE DIFFERENT, YOU KNOW, EXPERIENCES OR UPBRINGINGS DOESN'T MEAN THEY DON'T HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO MORE RIGOROUS COURSES.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF THAT COMPLETELY ANSWERED YOUR QUESTION, MISS GENTRY.

>> YEAH, THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

NEXT UP, WE HAVE MISS SANCHEZ.

>> I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SOME COMMENTS ABOUT THE PRESENTATION.

YOU JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS PRESENTATION.

IT WAS ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL, ESPECIALLY, LIKE, THE ACTION STEPS MOVING FORWARD BECAUSE I DO FEEL THAT WE ACADEMIC FROM PRE K THROUGH 12 IS SOMETHING WE NEED TO CHANGE.

IT INHIBITS OUR SUCCESS FROM WANTING TO SAY THAT WE HAVE EQUITY AT THE CENTER OF EVERYTHING WHEN THAT'S ONE OF THE BIGGEST THINGS THAT HINDERS US FROM DOING SO.

AND I AM JUST A LIVING TESTAMENT TO HOW GREAT HOW GREAT AVID PROGRAM IS.

I STARTED IN NINTH GREAT AND I'VE BEEN IN AVID SINCE THEN AND IT'S BEEN A PROGRAM THAT'S HELPED ME SO MUCH AND IT'S HELPED ME TAKING THESE RIGOROUS COURSES AND PROVIDED ME THAT SUPPORT THAT I ESPECIALLY NEED, KNOWING THAT I'M ONE OF THE FEW STUDENTS OF COLOR IN THOSE SPACES.

AND I JUST WOULD LIKE TO THINK OF AVID THAT FIGHTS AGAINST MARGINALIZATION.

THEY CAN BUILD THEIR OWN PATH.

AFTER INDIVIDUAL IS GREAT AND I THINK IT'S A PROGRAM THAT WE SHOULD DEFINITELY IMPLEMENT AND TRY TO ALIGN WITH THE POLICIES THAT WE HAVE, BECAUSE IT'S JUST SOMETHING THAT CAN REALLY SHIFT THOSE DISPARITIES WE SEE AND HELP US TO ACHIEVE THAT GOAL AS A SCHOOL DIVISION.

THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION.

>> THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS.

IT MAKES IT MUCH MORE POWERFUL.

>> NEXT UP MISS LORBURG.

YOU'RE STILL MUTED SOMEHOW.

>> THIS PRESENTATION MEANS A GREAT DEAL TO ME HAVING BEEN IN OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM SO MANY YEARS.

ONE OF THE REASONS I AS A BOARD MEMBER WAS INTERESTED IN HIRING DR. HUTCHINGS IS BECAUSE I KNEW THAT THIS WAS A PRIORITY OF HIS AND I ALSO KNOW THAT A NUMBER OF THOSE WHO SPOKE TONIGHT, IT'S A PRIORITY OF THEIRS.

IT DOES HAVE TWO PARTS.

ON THE ONE HAND, I'M INTERESTED IN SELF ESTEEM, STUDENTS DOING WHAT IS RIGHT FOR THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE THE ISSUE OF SELF ESTEEM.

THE OTHER PIECE WE DIDN'T TALK ABOUT.

I SAW A PRESENTATION BY SOME OF THE TEACHERS BY DW ABOUT THE ISSUE OF CONTENT AND MAKING THE CONTENT OF THE COURSEWORK MORE APPEALING TO DIFFERENT GROUPS OF STUDENTS AND I THINK THAT WAS FASCINATING AND IT'S CONCEIVABLE WE COULD HAVE PUSHBACK IN THE COMMUNITY WHEN WE DECIDE, GEE, WHAT DO KIDS NEED TO KNOW AND HOW WELL WE HAVE BEEN TEACHING THE CONTENT TO MAKE IT APPEALING.

SO I FIND THE WHOLE THING VERY EXCITING.

IT'S CLEAR WE'LL BE MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION AND I APPRECIATE MISS ALDERTON'S QUESTION ABOUT THINKING WHERE THE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES FIT IN AND I APPRECIATE MISS GENTRY'S POINT ABOUT DON'T WE REALLY WANT ALL OF OUR CLASSROOMS TO HAVE RIGGER AND SOMETHING THAT ATTRACTS EVERY STUDENT, EVEN IF YOU'RE SO CALLED MY GOAL, I GUESS, ULTIMATELY WAS AVIDIZED.

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BUT MY HATS OFF TO YOU ALL.

DESPITE COVID, WE'LL MOVE AHEAD.

>> WE TALK ABOUT THE VALUE WE HAVE BECAUSE WE'RE A DIVERSE SCHOOL SYSTEM, BUT THIS IS HARMFUL TO CHILDREN AND I KNOW YOU ALL KNOW THIS, BUT I FEEL THE NEED TO SAY THIS THAT CHILDHOOD IS A TIME OF RACIAL IDENTITY DEVELOPMENT AND WHEN WE HAVE THESE DISPARITIES, WE'RE TEACHING OUR CHILDREN TO INTERNALIZE SYSTEMIC RACISM, PARTICULARLY IF WE DO OR SAY NOTHING ABOUT IT AS DR. HUTCHINGS ELUDED TO.

THE DIVERSITY IS VERY SIGNIFICANT.

I HAVE A QUESTION, BUT I WANTED TO MAKE A COUPLE OF OBSERVATIONS ABOUT THE DATA FIRST.

ONE IS THAT I NOTICED AND IF ANYBODY WANTS TO COMMENT WHEN I'M DONE, THAT WOULD BE GREAT BUT THE K 8 SCHOOLS, THE DISPROPORTIONALTY SEEMS SMALL IN K 8.

I WAS WONDERING ABOUT THIS LINE OF DISCUSSION ABOUT HOW STARTING AT THE ELEMENTARY AND BUILDING UP AND SO PRESUMABLY, SOME STUDENTS WITHIN THE K 8 SCHOOL, THEY HAVE BEEN THERE FOR A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME.

ON THE FLIP SIDE, WE HAVE A LOT OF TURN OVER BECAUSE OF THE TRANSIENT NATURE.

AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL, I NOTICED THAT MATH, THE GREATEST DISPROPORTIONALTY WAS IN THE MATH FIELD WHICH WITH THOUGHT WAS INTERESTING.

AT THE HIGH SCHOOL, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A BREAKDOWN BY SUBJECT AREA.

I THINK THAT WOULD BE REALLY INTERESTING TO TAKE A LOOK AT.

BUT AS FAR AS THE ACTION STEPS, I THINK THAT I ALSO LIKED WHEN MISS ALDERTON TALKED ABOUT THE AVIDIZATION TO HELP WITH THE FUNCTIONING SKILLS AND TIME MANAGEMENT AND ALL OF THE DIFFERENT THINGS.

I WAS CURIOUS ABOUT THE STUDENT VOICE, AND IN WHAT WAYS YOU ARE ALL ARE REACHING OUT TO STUDENTS TO GET FEEDBACK AND WE JUST HEARD FROM MISS SANCHEZ WHO TALKED ABOUT HOW SIGNIFICANT AVID HAS BEEN BUT IN WHAT WAYS ARE YOU GETTING FEEDBACK TO FIND SOLUTIONS TO THE CHALLENGES.

AND THEN, MY LAST THING, WHICH I HEAR OTHER PEOPLE MAYBE MOVING IN THIS DIRECTION, BUT, YOU KNOW, SHOULD OUR GOAL BE TO HAVE AN HONORS FOR ALL MOTTO IN THE FUTURE? THAT'S WHAT I WOULD REALLY LIKE TO KNOW, IF WE CAN GET TO THAT POINT?

>> SO THOSE WERE A NUMBER OF QUESTIONS IN THOSE COMMENTS, BUT JUST TO QUICKLY ANSWER A COUPLE AND THEN I'LL GO TO MR. BALLAST AND GETTING INSIGHT.

WE DID CONDUCT EQUITY AUDITS LAST YEAR WITH OUR SECONDARY STUDENTS AND A LOT OF THIS INFORMATION COMES OUT OF OUR CLIMATE SURVEYS AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

STUDENTS, THEY CONSISTENTLY SHARE EXPERIENCES THAT THEY'RE HAVING, WHETHER IT'S SIMILAR TO HOW ASHLEY IS EXPERIENCING IT AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL WITH NOT FEELING WELCOMED IN UPPER LEVEL COURSES OR JUST FEELING THAT WAY.

PEOPLE ASKING, ARE YOU IN THE RIGHT CLASS OR SHARE THIS IS THE CLASS TO SIGN UP FOR.

MAKING SURE THEY HAVE THAT ACADEMIC FOUNDATION SO THAT WHEN THEY CHOOSE TO DO THE ADVANCED LEVEL CLASSES, THEY ARE SUCCESSFUL AND THEY CAN SAY, SEE, I TOLD YOU, I CAN DO IT, TOO.

AND THAT IS WHEN YOU HAVE THE BIGGEST IMPACT TO SHUT PEOPLE DOWN SO QUICKLY.

I GRADUATED FROM WILLIAM AND MARY AND SAY, I SHUT YOU DOWN.

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YOU THOUGHT I COULD NOT DO IT, BUT I WENT TO ONE OF THE BEST COLLEGES AND GOT A DOCTORATE AND NOW YOU SHUT UP.

AND I'M THAT PASSIONATE ABOUT IT BECAUSE I KNOW HOW IT FEELS GROWING UP IN ALEXANDRIA AND, UNFORTUNATELY, THE SAME ISSUES THAT OUR KIDS THAT I TALK TO HAVE TODAY, I HAD WHEN I WAS HERE.

MR. BALLAST, IF YOU WANT TO TALK TO THIS, THAT MIGHT BE HELPFUL.

>> YOU DID CAPTURE A LOT OF THIS AND NO ONE SAYS IT BETTER.

BUT WE GET FEEDBACK FROM OUR STUDENTS, ESPECIALLY STUDENTS, WHEN THEY'RE IN AP CLASSES, WE DO ENGAGE WITH THEM ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCE AND WE, FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN, AS I WAS ELUDING TO EARLIER IN THE PRESENTATION, IF STUDENTS ARE WANTING TO DROP THE CLASS, WE'RE ENGAGING IS THAT A SUPPORT ISSUE? IS THAT A NOT FEELING WELCOME OR FEELING A PART OF THE CLASS ISSUE? SO WE GET A LOT OF FEEDBACK AND THEY DO GIVE US A LOT OF THEIR FEEDBACK AND I ALSO THINK THAT AS KIND OF TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT WE CAN CONTROL IN TERMS OF THE SET UP AND SUPPORT OF OUR AP CLASSES AND WHO ARE TEACHING THEM AND THE THE TEACHERS AND THE ADMINISTRATORS ARE, THE GATEKEEPERS AND WE DO WHAT WE CAN TO REMOVE ANY BARRIERS OR OBSTACLES AND WE GET A LOT OF THE INFORMATION FROM THE FEEDBACK, AS WELL.

>> I JUST WANTED TO ADD, WE HAD TO CUT OFF THE PRESENTATION.

WE HAD WAY MORE DATA.

SO WE STOPPED, BUT WE HAVE THOSE DATA BY COURSE AT ALL LEVELS.

YOU MENTIONED HONORS FOR ALL AND YOU MENTIONED THE MATH DATA.

WE KNOW THAT AT MIDDLE SCHOOL THAT REALLY IS A GATEKEEPER COURSE ALL THE WAY THROUGH FROM MIDDLE SCHOOL STARTING FROM FOURTH GREAT AND YOU GRADUATE FROM TC WILLIAMS. THERE'S A PROPOSAL AT THE STATE RIGHT NOW THAT WOULD CHANGE THAT GATEKEEPING COURSE THAT IT WOULD BE STUDENTS TAKE THE SAME MATH COURSE AND I'M PARAPHRASING FROM KINDERGARTEN TO TENTH GRADE.

NO MORE ALGEBRA ONE, GEOMETRY, SIXTH, SEVENTH GRADE MATH AND THAT HAS HUGE IMPLICATIONS IN THE SCHOOL DIVISION WELL BEFORE THE STATE BOARD VOTES ON IT BECAUSE THE CURRENT STUDENTS ARE ACTUALLY IN THIRD GRADE NOW.

AND SO, AS WE THINK ABOUT SOME OF THE THINGS FOR OUR LOCAL TAG PLAN, AS WE THINK ABOUT CREATING EQUITY IN OUR CLASSES THAT WE'RE SAYING EVERYONE WILL TAKE A MATH CLASS AND ALL FROM KINDERGARTEN TO TENTH GRADE ARE RIGOROUS, THAT'S A DIFFERENT CONVERSATION FOR US AND A DIFFERENT ONE FOR OUR COMMUNITY MOVING FORWARD.

AND THEN, LASTLY, IN OUR PLANNING FOR THESE, WE DID DISCUSS OUR K8 DATA AND THINK THAT THIS IS VERY UNIQUE, BECAUSE SHE'S HAD OUR STUDENTS FROM KINDERGARTEN TO EIGHTH GRADE.

BUT AT JEFFERSON HOUSTON, WE TALKED ABOUT HOW THESE DATA WILL LOOK IN SEVERAL YEARS.

AS WE KNOW, THE LOWER GRADES AT JEFFERSON HOUSTON ARE WIDER THAN AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL AND THE MIDDLE SCHOOL METRICS WERE JUST THE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND SO, WOULD WE SEE A CHANGE IN THE NEXT THREE TO FOUR YEARS AS THE YOUNGER GRADES MOVE UP? THAT'S SOMETHING WE'LL LOOK AT.

WHEN YOU MENTIONED MIDDLE SCHOOL HONORS FOR ALL, THE STATE IS AHEAD OF US BY SAYING WE'LL WIPE OUT ACCELERATION AHEAD OF TIME BEFORE PEOPLE EVEN GO DOWN THAT ROAD.

>> I DID WANT TO SAY ONE THING THAT HAS BEEN A PLUS FOR US.

AND I KNOW I CAN SPEAK FOR THE PRINCIPAL OF POPE.

THE YOUNG SCHOLARS' PROGRAM, PROVIDING CHILDREN THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE ADVANCED ACADEMICS, STARTING IN KINDERGARTEN AND FIRST GRADE AND CONTINUING AND FOSTERING SOME OF THE ADVANCED PRINCIPLES, IT DOES WORK.

IT'S ABOUT MINDSET AND GOES ALONG WITH THE CONCEPT OF SELF CONFIDENCE AND REALLY

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BUILDING THE SKILLS THAT THE KIDS NEED TO REMAIN RESILIENT AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT HAS WORKED FOR OUR SCHOOL.

WHEN I ARRIVED ARRIVED TO PATRICK HENRY.

WE PURPOSELY WORK TO GROW THAT NUMBER, ESPECIALLY WITH CHILDREN OF COLOR BECAUSE THEY CAN DO THE WORK, TOO, AND THEY HAVE THE DRIVE.

YOU HAVE TO FOSTER IT AND TAP INTO THE POTENTIAL THAT THE CHILDREN HAVE.

SO JUST SPEAKING FROM ONE OF THE PILOT SCHOOLS FOR YOUNG SCHOLARS, I WOULD LOVE TO SEE THAT IN ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS.

>> GREAT! SO I'M TRYING TO DO A TIME TECH BECAUSE WE'RE TRYING THIS OUT AND WE'RE BEHIND.

WE DO HAVE THREE MORE PEOPLE WITH THEIR HAND RAISED AND WE WILL GO THROUGH THERE AND WE'LL SEE IF WE CAN MOVE ONTO THE NEXT TOPIC.

I HAVE MISS NOLAN UP FIRST.

>> GIVEN THE TIME CONSTRAINTS, I'M GOING TO SHARE MY QUESTION AND MAYBE YOU CAN SHARE THIS WITH THE BOARD VIA EMAIL OR IN A LATER DISCUSSION WITH THE BOARD.

SO I JUST WANTED TO SAY, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I HAVE TO SAY THAT THIS IS A TALENTED GROUP OF PEOPLE AND WE HAVE SO FORTUNATE TO HAVE AS LEADERS.

TO HAVE YOUR PRINCIPALS AND SUCH EXCEPTIONAL SCHOOL LEADERS AND WE'RE SO FORTUNATE TO HAVE YOU.

I'M TRYING TO BE PRESIDENT OF THE JODIE PETER'S FAN CLUB BECAUSE THERE'S SO MANY PEOPLE VYING AND MR. SAMPSON, WE'RE SO FORTUNATE TO HAVE YOU.

IF THERE'S A GROUP OF FOLKS WHO ARE GOING TO, YOU KNOW, MAKE THIS AND ENSURE THAT THIS IS A PRIORITY FOR THE SCHOOL DIVISION AND REALLY HAS THE INTELLIGENCE AND COMPETENCE AND PASSION FOR THIS TOPIC, WE COULDN'T BE IN BETTER HANDS.

SO I WANT TO THANK EACH AND EVERYONE OF YOU.

AND MY QUESTION, AGAIN, JUST IN THE ESSENCE OF TIME, LET'S DISCUSS THIS LATER.

I THINK, LIKE I SAID EARLIER, WE HAVE THE PEOPLE IN PLACE AND IT'S THOSE ON THE GROUND, LIKE THE FOLKS I MENTIONED THAT WILL KNOW THE RIGHT PATH AND PLAN.

SO I JUST FEEL LIKE OUR JOB AS A BOARD IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE PROVIDING THE RESOURCES NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT THE PLAN.

WHAT I'LL BE CURIOUS ABOUT IN THE FUTURE IS TO KNOW THE COST ASSOCIATED WITH THESE PROGRAMS THAT WE HAVE SEEN WHAT WORKS AND NEEDS TO BE COURSE CORRECTED.

I'LL BE INTERESTED TO KEEP MY EYES OPEN FOR WHAT WILL BE THE BUDGET IMPLICATIONS THAT WE AS A BOARD CAN BACK THIS UP AND MAKE SURE WE'RE GETTING BEHIND THIS TALENTED TEAM.

AGAIN FOR A LATER DISCUSSION AND THANK YOU ALL FOR THE DISCUSSION.

>> THANK YOU, MR. SWAREZ.

>> I DIDN'T HAVE A QUESTION.

YOU JUST WANTED TO COMMEND THE STAFF FOR THE PRESENTATION AND I REALLY THOUGHT IT WAS THOUGHTFUL IN TERMS OF NOT ONLY THE TEAM APPROACH TO THE PRESENTATION, BUT ALSO JUST IN TERMS OF REALLY OWNING THIS DATA, THAT WE WANT TO TACKLE IT HEAD ON AND SPEAKS TO THE CHARACTER AND THE GOALS OF THE DIVISION AND THAT YOU ALL WANT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS AND THAT'S EXCITING TO ME.

I WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR THAT AND ALSO THANK YOU FOR TALKING ABOUT THE HISTORICAL PIECE, TOO, IS THE HISTORICAL ROOTS OF THESE SEGREGATIONIST TYPE OF TRACKING TAKES.

AND, YOU KNOW, AND I APPRECIATED THE NOD BY DR. HUTCHINGS, AS WELL, TO THE NOTION THAT THERE ARE SCHOOL DIVISIONS THAT HAVE TRIED TO RIP THE BANDAID OFF WITH THIS OUT OF PRINCIPLE BECAUSE OF THE SEGREGATIONIST NATURE BUT THAT WE NEED TO DO THIS IN A THOUGHTFUL WAY TO ULTIMATELY BUILD TO A SITUATION WHEREAS ELUDED TO, WE DON'T NEED THESE TRACKS WE CAN SET HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL LEARNERS, WE CAN GET TO A POINT THAT'S NOT NECESSARY.

I JUST WANTED TO COMMEND EVERYONE FOR THEIR PRESENTATIONS AND ALL OF THIS DATA THAT IS TOUGH TO TALK ABOUT SOMETIMES.

>> GREAT! THANK YOU.

MISS ALDERTON.

>> THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME GO AGAIN.

I WANTED TO PUT A PLUG IN AROUND THE GROWTH MINDSET PIECE, TOO, BECAUSE THAT IS SO IMPORTANT.

I'VE BEEN DOING I'VE BEEN IMMERSED IN A LOT OF READING AND MATH INTERVENTION WORK

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AND ALL OF THE GOOD PROGRAMS NOW ACTUALLY START WITH GROWTH MINDSET.

YOU DON'T EVEN GET INTO THE ACTUAL, YOU KNOW, SKILLS OF MATH OR READING WITHOUT STARTING WITH A COUPLE OF SECTIONS ON GROWTH MINDSET AND SO, IT CAME TO MIND SO JUST HIGHLIGHT THAT.

I'VE HEARD IT HAPPENING IN THE SEAL DURING THE SEAL TIME, WHICH IS REALLY COOL.

I'VE HEARD THE TEACHERS TALKING ABOUT IT AMONGST THEMSELVES WHICH IS COOL.

ALSO, I WANTED TO RELATE THAT TO WHAT WAS BROUGHT UP ABOUT THE MATH AND APPLYING THAT CONCEPT TO TRY TO STRENGTHEN KIDS' CONFIDENCE WITH MATH CAN GO A LONG WAY.

AND FINALLY, A LOT OF RESEARCH, AS WELL, THAT TALKS ABOUT HOW TEACHER'S ATTITUDES ABOUT MATH AFFECT STUDENT OUTCOMES WITH MATH AND THAT MAY BE SOMETHING TO EXPLORE AND ESPECIALLY THE ELEMENTARY LEVELS WHERE STUDENTS AREN'T SPECIALIZED IN MATH AND SO, JUST THROWING THOSE THINGS OUT THERE AND OTHER THINGS TO THINK ABOUT, BECAUSE MATH IS A DIFFICULT AREA.

>> YES, THAT LAST POINT, I'VE HEARD THAT WHEN A TEACHER SAYS, OH, WE JUST HAVE TO DO MATH.

WE'LL JUST GET THROUGH IT.

NO, MATH IS FUN AND THAT'S WHAT WE NEED.

OK, EVERYONE.

WE'RE ONTO THE NEXT TOPIC AND THIS IS THE PROGRAM OF STUDIES.

[21. SY 2021-2022 Program of Studies for Secondary Schools]

DR. HUTCHINGS.

>> SO AT THIS TIME, I'LL TURN IT OVER TO DR. MANN TO TALK ABOUT THE PROGRAM STUDIES.

>> THANK YOU, DR. HUTCHINGS.

I HAVE ONE QUESTION.

MISS NOLAN, WILL YOU START MY FAN CLUB?

>> I ABSOLUTELY WILL, ESPECIALLY SINCE WE GET TO TALK ABOUT ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMING.

SO, HUGE MAN.

>> THANK YOU.

>> I'LL EMAIL YOU OFF LINE ABOUT THAT.

>> IT COMES WITH A MEMBERSHIP CARD AND EVERYTHING.

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU, AGAIN.

THIS WILL BE THE LAST TIME YOU HEAR FROM ME TONIGHT.

AS MOST OF YOU ARE WELL AWARE, THERE'S NO PRESENTATION WITH THIS, BUT I'M GLAD WE ALWAYS HAVE A TIME FOR US TO GO BACK AND MAKE SURE WE DIDN'T MISS ANYTHING AND I CAN'T BELIEVE I'M EMBARRASSED TO MENTION THIS, BUT WITH ALL OF THE PEOPLE TO MENTION THIS, WE DID MISS ONE CLASS FOR OUR DUAL LANGUAGE PROGRAM TO CONTINUE TO ROLL UP.

AND THAT IS THE DUAL LANGUAGE SPANISH, U.S.

HISTORY 2 CLASS AND THAT'S THE ONLY ADDITION THAT'S IMPORTANT.

WE HAVE THE OTHER CLASS LISTED TWO WEEKS AGO WHEN I DID THE ACTUAL PRESENTATION.

BUT THAT'S THE ONLY UPDATE TO THE PROGRAM OF STUDIES FOR THE BOARD.

AND SO, DR. HUTCHINGS, I'LL TURN IT BACK OVER TO YOU.

>> MADAM CHAIR.

>> YES, THANK YOU.

SO THIS IS SOMETHING THAT'S FOR ACTION AND WE HAVE QUESTIONS OR AT SOME POINT, WE NEED A MOTION.

MISS GENTRY.

>> I'M READY TO MAKE A MOTION AND THAT WE ADOPT THE PROGRAM OF STUDIES.

>> SECOND.

>> AND MR. SWAREZ SECONDS THAT TO ADOPT THE PROGRAM OF STUDIES AND I WILL CALL FOR THE VOTE ON THE ITEM.

ANDERSON YES AND NOLAN?

>> YES.

>> YES.

>> GREEN.

>> YES.

>> AND LOBER YES.

(ROLE CALL.

>> AND THAT FELT GOOD.

WE CAUGHT UP SOME TIME THEN AND NEXT UP IS LEGISLATIVE AGENDA, WHICH I SENT AN

[22. ACPS 2021 Legislative Agenda Revision--10 mins.]

EMAIL SAYING THAT WE ALREADY DID VOTE ON THE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA, BUT AFTER THE LEGISLATIVE BREAKFAST IN ARLINGTON VIRTUALLY, THERE WAS A REQUEST BY ONE OF THE ARLINGTON DELICATES ABOUT DACA STUDENTS AND WE HAD SIMILAR THINGS WE HAD SOMETHING, ACTUALLY, FOR IN STATE TUITION, BUT THEY MADE THAT A LAW.

SO KIDS ARE GETTING IN STATE TUITION NOW AND THERE SEEMS TO BE SOMETHING ABOUT THE GRANTS AND WE TRIED TO GET MORE DETAILS FROM THE REPRESENTATIVE, BUT HE DID NOT RESPOND, BUT THIS IS WHAT LILA WISE SAYS HE WOULD COVER WHAT WAS ASKING FOR.

AND SO, I DON'T KNOW IF ANYBODY SOME OF YOU WERE AT THE BREAKFAST.

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IF THERE ARE NO QUESTIONS OR IF WE CAN ALSO JUST GET A MOTION TO ADD THIS IN, IF NO ONE HAS A PROBLEM.

MISS GENTRY.

>> DO WE NEED TO MAKE A MOTION OR NEED TO ADOPT BECAUSE NOW WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT HAS THIS PIECE IN.

>> I THINK BECAUSE THIS IS AN ALTERATION TO IT, I THINK WE NEED TO ADOPT THIS AMENDED ONE.

>> RIGHT.

BUT WE DON'T NEED IT'S NOT TWO VOTES.

IT'S ONE VOTE?

>> IT'S ONE VOTE, YES.

APPROVE IT THE WAY IT IS NOW.

>> RIGHT.

I'LL DO THAT.

BUT I WANT TO THANK DR. REEF FOR MAKING AN OPPORTUNITY FOR BOARD MEMBERS TO SPEAK WITH OUR DELEGATES AND SENATORS, STATE SENATORS THAT REPRESENT OUR AREAS AND I THINK IT WAS A REALLY GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO HAVE SOME SCHOOL SPECIFIC ONE ON ONE TIME WITH THEM AND I REALLY ENJOYED THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO THAT AND

[23. FY 2021 CIP Quarterly Report for Q1--15 mins]

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, DR. REEF, FOR THAT.

AND I THINK THEY WILL NOW LEAD THIS LEGISLATIVE AGENDA WE'LL HAVE TO APPROVE AND CARRY WITH THEM THE MEMORY OF OUR DISCUSSION.

WITH THAT SAID, MADAM CHAIR, I MOVE THAT WE ADOPT THE LEGISLATIVE AGENDA.

>> SECOND.

>> APPROVED.

>> WE HAVE THE QUARTERLY REPORT.

>> DR. HUTCHINGS.

>> I'LL TURN THINGS OVER TO DR. HEART INTO THE QUARTERLY REPORT.

OUR FIRST REPORT IS FROM JULY THROUGH SEPTEMBER AND I JUST WANTED TO MAKE THAT POINT IN REGARDS TO OUR CIP AND KNOW WE'RE STILL ROCKING AND ROLLING AND DR. HEART OVER TO YOU.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

GOOD EVENING, BOARD MEMBERS.

TODAY I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO JOHN FINNEGAN AND HE HAS BEEN MAKING SURE OUR PROJECTS CONTINUE ON THE NON CAPACITY SIDE OF THE HOUSE AND MR. FINNEGAN.

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>> THE HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT, THE DESIGN IS ONGOING AND THAT CONTINUES TO MOVE, AS WELL AS THE DOUGLAS MCARTHUR, MODERNIZATION.

THEY ARE REFINING THE DOCUMENTS, BUT THAT IS STILL IN PROGRESS.

SUSAN, IF YOU GO FORWARD.

SO JUST TO GO INTO DETAIL, SOME OF THE PROJECTS WE'RE WORKING ON AND SOME WE COMPLETED IN THE QUARTER.

SO FIRST OF ALL, THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, THE ELEVATED GYM, WE ARE FURTHER ALONG NOW AND MOST OF THE FRAMING IS COMPLETE AND THE ROOF IS 90% COMPLETE AND VAPOR BARRIER AND WINDOWS ARE 80% COMPLETE AND WE WILL HAVE THAT WATER TIGHT IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS AND THE ANTICIPATED COMPLETION IS EARLY SPRING.

AND SUSAN, IF YOU COULD FORWARD.

GEORGE WASHINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL, THIS IS TO RECAP, THIS WAS FLOORING THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL AND SO IN THE A WING, THE OLDEST SECTION OF THE SCHOOL, WE DID REMOVE THE VCT, VINYL COMPOSITE TILE, VERY OLD TILE AND THERE ARE A COUPLE OF LAYERS WITH ASBESTOS AND WE DID PUT DOWN NICER TILE AND ONE NICE ASPECT AND TO FREE UP TIME.

THEY NEED TO BE SWEPT AND WET MOPPED AND THEN IN ANTICIPATION OF PORTER TWO, WE ARE MOVING FORWARD WITH ADDITIONAL SPACES AROUND THE SCAL TO CONTINUE SOME OF THE FLOORING WHILE WE HAVE THE EMPTY BUILDING.

JOHN ADAM'S ELEMENTARY, THIS PROJECT IS COMPLETE AND KITCHEN IS ACTUALLY FUNCTIONING NOW AND IT IS USED TO SUPPORT SCHOOL NUTRITION SERVICE'S PROGRAM.

IF YOU COULD GO FORWARD.

AND THERE'S A DRAINAGE AT THAT SCHOOL AND THAT HAS BEEN A PROBLEM AND WE DID GET AN ENGINEER ON BOARD AND THEY HAVE ASSESSED THE SITE, HISTORICAL DOCUMENTS IN CITY AISLES.

AND, BASICALLY, THE DRAINAGE ISSUES HAVE BEEN OUTLINED AND ENGINEERING PLAN IS DEVELOPED AND THE NEXT STEP IS TO DO ASPHALT BOARINGS TAKING PLACE OVER THE HOLIDAY BREAK.

THAT WILL GIVE US AN EXACT UNDERSTANDING OF THE DEPTH IN THE STATUS OF THE SOILS UNDERNEATH THE PARKING LOT AND THEN WE WILL FINALIZE THE PLAN AND IT WILL GO IN FOR PERMIT SUBMISSION EARLY NEXT YEAR.

AFTER THAT, WE WILL GO OUT FOR AN INDICATION TO MAKE THE ACTUAL CORRECTIONS.

AND SUZANNE, IF YOU COULD GO FORWARD.

WILLIAM RAMSEY, WE REPLACED ALL OF THE ROOF ON THAT BUILDING.

IT WAS ONE OF THE PHASE ONE AND PHASE TWO, AND PHASE ONE WAS SUMMER AND PHASE TWO ADVANCED FROM THE SUMMER TO THE FALL AND PHASE ONE IS COMPLETE AND PHASE TWO IS SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLETE AND WE ARE WORKING ON PUNCH LISTS AND IT INCLUDES A FEW SKYLIGHTS AND THAT WILL BE FINISHING UP IN JANUARY.

AND KEY ONGOING AND UPCOMING PROJECTS.

WE HAVE A HANDFUL OF PROOF PROJECTS.

FRANCIS HAMMOND MIDDLE SCHOOL ON THE FAR EAST SIDE OF THE SCHOOL AND THE SECTION THAT IS ACCESSED THROUGH THE SKY WALK AND THE NEW ROOF IS ON AND WE'RE WORK ON THE MUSIC AND BAND SECTION ON THE FAR NORTH SIDE OF THE SCHOOL AND THE PUNCH LIST IS ON ONGOING AND BOTH AREAS COMPLETE IN EARLY JANUARY.

GEORGE MASON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, A ROOF REPAIR AND WE HAD LEAKS THROUGHOUT AND WE DID A LITTLE BIT OF A DIFFERENT APPROACH TO GAIN EXTRA LIFE OUT OF THIS BUILDING AND RECOGNIZING IT IS THE NEXT MODERNIZATION PROJECT AND WE ACTUALLY DID A LIQUID APPLIED MEMBRANE OVER THE EXISTING MEMBRANE TO GET ANOTHER TEN OR SO YEARS OF LIFE OUT OF THAT STRUCTURE.

AND AS OF LAST WEEK, IT WAS SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLETE AND THE PUNCH LIST IS ONGOING AND PATH MATTHEW MOREY, THIS WAS A ROOF REPLACEMENT AND WE DID THIS OVER THE CAFETERIA ON THE NORTH SECTION OF THE SCHOOL AND WE ARE GETTING CLOSE AND THIS

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WILL BE FINISHED AT THE END OF JANUARY AND FINALLY MT.

VERNON, THE CAFETARIA UPGRADES AND CONSTRUCTION IS DONE AND WE ADDED SERVICES FOR THE ARCHITECTS AND OUTLINE THE ASBESTOS IN THAT SPACE AND WE'LL BE GOING FOR PERMISSION IN JANUARY.

AND IF YOU COULD GO UP.

IN SUMMARY, THAT IS A LOT OF WHAT WAS FINISHING UP IN THIS QUARTER AND THINGS, OBVIOUSLY, ARE STILL PROGRESSING.

WE HAVE BEEN DOING A HANDFUL OF OTHER THINGS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE EMPTY BUILDINGS AND KEEP CONSTRUCTION MOVING AND IT HAS BEEN A BENEFIT TO US TO BE ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT.

AND WE WILL, OF COURSE, USE THE DATA TO DRIVE THESE PRIORITIES AND EXPENDITURES AND WE ARE USING INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO THE SAVING TAXPAYER DOLLARS BUT HAVING A LOOK AT THE ISSUES ON THE SITES.

SOMETIMES THESE BUILDINGS HAVE HAD ADDITIONS AND ADDITIONS OVER THE YEARS TO WHERE YOU HAVE A SCHOOL THAT HAS FIVE SEPARATE BUILDINGS TAKING A HOLISTIC APPROACH AND WE'RE ADVANCING THINGS IN GETTING AGE SPECIFIC FACILITIES BECAUSE THEY RIPPLE INTO THE INSIDE WITH WATER INTRUSION AND POSSIBLE MODEL AND ET CETERA, ET CETERA.

AIR QUALITY IS ANOTHER THING WE'VE BEEN ADDRESSING.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS?

>> OK, WITH NO QUESTIONS WAIT, I THINK THERE YES, DR. REEF.

>> THANK YOU, AND I LOVE YOUR BACKGROUND, BY THE WAY.

AND I HAVE A QUESTION, BUT FIRST I WANTED TO COMMENT ABOUT THE DOUGLAS MCARTHUR PROJECT.

I WAS TALKING TO DR. HUTCHINGS AND WE'RE CONTINUING TO HEAR FROM PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY WHO ARE CONCERNED ABOUT NOT WANTING TO LOSE THOSE PARKING SPACES.

AND NOT WANTING TO LOSE THE LEARNING AREA OR COMMUNITY ROOM.

SOME OF THOSE THINGS I THINK WILL BENEFIT THE COMMUNITY.

I THINK THE DESIGN HAS A LOT OF NEAT FEATURES, I THINK THAT THE COMMUNITY WOULD RATHER SEE SOME SCALE BACK IN THOSE AREAS RATHER THAN LOSING SOMETHING AS CRITICAL AS PARKING THAT WOULD HAVE THE LONG TERM IMPACT THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DEAL WITH.

AND I KNOW YOU ALL ARE WORKING ON THAT.

AND MY QUESTION WAS AROUND COMMUNICATIONS.

I THINK, LIKE, LOOKING AT THE FACILITY'S WEBSITE, IT'S BEEN REALLY GREAT THE DIFFERENT PROJECTS ARE BROKEN DOWN IN EACH SCHOOL'S WEBSITE AND TALKS ABOUT THE DIFFERENT PROJECTS THAT ARE GOING ON AND MY QUESTION WAS, IF YOU HAVE THE RESOURCES TO KEEP UPDATES THOSE WEB PAGES AND THEN, ALSO, IF YOU HAVE IN ADDITION TO, LIKE, DOING THE UPDATES AND FLAGGING FOR THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY BECAUSE I KNOW I HAVE BEEN CONTACTED BY THE PARENTS ABOUT THE DRAINAGE ISSUES AND I DON'T RECALL THE WORK THAT'S BEEN HAPPENING.

JUST KIND OF WONDERING ABOUT HOW IT'S SHARED OUT FOR THE SCHOOL COMMUNITIES.

>> THANK YOU, FOR THE QUESTION.

AS YOU MAY KNOW, MR. JOHN FINNEGAN AND I SHARE THE CP SPECIALISTWHICH IS A GREAT SUPPORT TO ADD TO THE BUDGET.

SHE WILL BE WORKING PRIMARILY ON JUST THE PROJECTS THAT OUR TWO OFFICES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR AND THAT WILL INCLUDE ENSURING THE WEBSITES ARE UPDATES AND ENSURING COMMUNITY MEETINGS AND THAT WE'RE ABLE TO BE REALLY TRANSPARENT THROUGH THOSE PROJECTS.

IT'S A NEW POSITION SO NOT REALLY SOMETHING THAT WE'VE HAD THAT FULL TIME CAPACITY FOR BEFORE THAT WE THINK WILL BE A GREAT SUPPORT.

SHE JUST STARTED ON MONDAY AND WE NEED TO GIVE HER SOME TIME TO LEARN ALL OF THE STANDARDS AND PROCESSES THAT WE HAVE AND, OF COURSE, COLLABORATING WITH OUR COMMUNICATIONS AND FACE TEAMS, BUT WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO HER WORK AND DO THINK WE'LL SEE A SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT IN THE NEXT FEW MONTHS.

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>> THANK YOU.

>> THAT'S EXCITING.

>> WE'VE BEEN WAITING FOR THAT.

IT WAS IN THE BUDGET, I THINK, THE FIRST YEAR ON THE BOARD, MAYBE FOR SOME OF US, YEAH.

AND I'M SORRY, MR. FINNEGAN.

>> THAT'S EXCITING SHE WAS JUST HIRED AND THAT WILL HELP US ON THE WEBSITE.

WE WERE DOING WEBSITES AND WE STARTED THIS OVER THE SUMMER WHEN WE WERE VERY BUSY DOING 80% TO 85% OF THE WORK OVER THE YEAR AND WE WERE ABLE TO GET SOME OF THE UPDATES ON THERE WITH PHOTOS, ET CETERA.

BUT NOW THAT WE HAVE THIS NEW POSITION, IT WILL BE MORE ROBUST AND ALLOW US TO UPDATE MORE OFTEN AND IN CONSTANT CONTACT WITH THE COMMUNITY, AS WELL AS DOING OUTREACH ON CERTAIN PROJECT WITH PTAS.

>> THE WEBSITE LOOKS GOOD, SO THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

>> I DON'T SEE ANY.

AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE'RE BEING ASKED TO REALLY ACCEPT.

>> MADAM CHAIR?

>> YES.

I MOVE THAT WE ADOPT THE CIP QUARTERLY REPORT OR ACCEPT.

>> SECOND.

>> MISS ALDERMAN SECONDS THE CIP QUARTERLY REPORT.

(ROLE CALL) >> THAT'S 9 0 FOR ACCEPTING THE CUP QUARTERLY REPORT.

>> CAN I MAKE AN OFF THE CUFF QUARTERLY REPORT.

>> I FEEL LIKE THAT REPORT WAS EXCELLENT.

JUST SO IMPRESSIVE AND SO I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT, BECAUSE IT'S DELIGHTFUL TO SEE THE PROGRESS MADE IN FACILITIES AND WE REALLY APPRECIATE IT, ESPECIALLY US OLD TIMERS, SO THANK YOU.

>> OK, NOW, WE ARE ONTO THE SCHOOL BOARD CALENDAR AND THE MEETING CALENDAR.

[24. SY 2021-2022 Proposed School Board Meeting Calendar]

SO MISS NEILSON.

>> GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

SO, EVERY YEAR, WE DO PLAN FOR THE FOLLOWING SCHOOL YEAR'S CALENDAR AND THIS IS A LIST OF THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING DATES WE HAVE AND I'LL SHARE A VISUAL VIEW OF THE CALENDAR, WHICH IS ACTUALLY A BETTER WAY TO LOOK AT IT.

AND SO, BASICALLY, WE HAVE IT SCHEDULED SO THAT WE DO START SEPTEMBER 9TH, WHICH IS A LITTLE BIT EARLIER THAN WE SOMETIMES START, BUT BECAUSE OUR SCHOOL YEAR IS STARTING EARLIER, WE'RE ABLE TO GET THAT IN EARLIER IN SEPTEMBER AND WE MEET EVERY OTHER WEEK.

HOWEVER, THIS UPCOMING YEAR, WE HAVE AN ELECTION ON THE SECOND OF SEPTEMBER AND THIS IS SO BOARD MEMBERS AND NEW BOARD MEMBERS DON'T HAVE TO SCRAMBLE WELL, WE WOULDN'T HAVE NEW BOARD MEMBERS JOINING THAT DAY, BUT NOT HAVE TO SCRAMBLE HAVE AN ELECTION AND SHOW UP AT A MEETING TWO DAYS LATER.

WE GO BACK TO EVERY OTHER DAY OR WEEK, EXCUSE ME, AND THEN IN JANUARY, WE HAVE A MEETING ON THE FOURTH AND THAT IS ON A SEPARATE NIGHT AND THE ONE IN JANUARY IS ON THE SAME NIGHT AS A MEETING AND THAT'S COMBINED.

IN JANUARY, WE ACTUALLY HAVE SO MUCH GOING ON AT THE ORD MEETING AT ANOTHER LOCATION.

IT'S A CEREMONY, NOT JUST A MEET.

AND SO THAT IS SEPARATE THAN THE REGULAR MEETING WHICH WILL HAPPEN ON THE THURSDAY OF THAT SAME WEEK.

AND THEN THE ONLY OTHER REAL CHANGE IS WHEN YOU GET TO MARCH.

WE HAVE SORT OF AN EXTRA WEEK IN BETWEEN THE MEETINGS AT THE BEGINNING AND END OF THE MONTH IN MARCH BECAUSE WE TRY TO AVOID THE 17TH, WHICH IS PURHAM, WHICH IS ONE OF THOSE HOLIDAYS THAT SOME PEOPLE WANT TO CARE ABOUT AND SOME MAY NOT CARE AS MUCH ABOUT.

BUT WE KNOW STAFF MEMBERS MIGHT HAVE CHILDREN WHO MIGHT REALLY WANT TO CELEBRATE THAT DAY.

I NOT ONE OF THE HIGH, HOLY HOLIDAYS, BUT IT IS ONE THAT I THINK IS IMPORTANT FOR FAMILIES.

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AND THEN, WHEN WE GET TO THE END OF THIS CALENDAR IS A LOT MORE COMPLICATED.

AND WE BEGIN AGAIN AFTER THE SPRING BREAK.

BECAUSE WE WANT TO END IN THE THIRD WEEK OF JUNE, NOT THE FOURTH, BECAUSE OUR SCHOOL YEAR DOES END EARLIER THIS NEXT YEAR DUE TO THE EARLY LABOR DAY START.

AND THAT WOULD JUST, I THINK, WORK OUT BETTER FOR STAFF AND, PERHAPS, FAMILIES WHO WANT TO TUNE INTO OUR MEETINGS.

SO DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

>> I GUESS NOT.

>> I DON'T SEE ANY.

>> THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION.

IF THERE AREN'T ANY QUESTIONS, I'LL MAKE THE MOTION.

>> WELL, I THINK THIS IS JUST FOR INFO.

>> I'M SORRY, I APOLOGIZE.

>> YOU WERE ON A ROLL.

>> IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, FEEL FREE TO EMAIL ME.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> SO IT'S GOOD TO HAVE MORE EYES ON AND LOOK THROUGH BECAUSE THE NEXT MONTH, WE'LL VOTE ON IT AND SOMETIMES, YOU KNOW, THESE CALENDAR THINGS CAN BE TRICKY, BECAUSE AS YOU'RE TRYING TO AVOID ONE THIN TO CLARIFY, I THINK MAYBE I DIDN'T REFRESH.

I THINK ON THE AGENDA, IT AS ACTION FOR THE CALENDAR.

>> OH, DOES IT?

>> IT DOES.

>> I WILL CORRECT THAT.

>> I HAVE TOO MANY THINGS.

>> WE HAVE THE PRINTED ONE AND THEN THE ONE FROM EBOARD AND I KEEP OPENING TOO MANY THINGS.

IT SAYS ACTION.

>> I WILL FIX THAT.

>> NOW IT WAS REPORT FROM CHAIR AND I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING, BUT I DO WANT TO

[25. Report from Cindy M. Anderson]

SAY THE NEXT MEETING IS ON JANUARY 7TH AND THAT'S WHEN THERE'S THE BOARD LEADERSHIP ELECTION AND THE PRESENTATION OF THE COMBINED FUND'S BUDGET AND THEN WE'LL HAVE WORK SESSIONS ON THE 14TH AND 28TH AND SO, THAT'S IT.

BUT I DO HOPE THAT EVERYBODY HAS SOME BREAK.

I KNOW THERE'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF WORKING, MAYBE, DONE OVER THE HOLIDAY.

BUT BEST TO ALL OF THE BOARD MEMBERS AND THE STAFF AND PARENTS WHO ARE STILL WATCHING FOR A HAPPY HOLIDAY AND A HAPPY NEW, DIFFERENT YEAR.

WE ALL WANT THAT.

AND SO, NOW WE'RE ONTO DR. HUTCHINGS' REPORT.

[26. Report from Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr.]

>> I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING TO REPORT, OTHER THAN JUST HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO EVERYBODY AND, YOU KNOW, WE REALLY ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE SO MANY TALENTED STAFF MEMBERS WHO WORK SO HARD ON BEHALF OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE EVERY SINGLE DAY AND THEY DON'T COMPLAIN.

THEY COME TO WORK AND THEY GIVE 100% AND WE ARE VERY, VERY GRATEFUL AND I WANT TO THANK THE BOARD, TOO.

I KNOW AS WE'RE GOING INTO THIS NEW YEAR, WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED SO MUCH.

IN SPITE OF THIS GLOBAL PANDEMIC WE'RE IN, LOOK AT ALL OF THE WONDERFUL THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING IN ALEXANDRIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND LOOK AT ALL OF THE COURAGEOUS AND BOLD DECISIONS IN REGARDS TO RENAMING TC WILLIAMSING AND IT SAYS RACIAL EQUITY IS THE HEART OF OUR WORK, THE FACT WE'RE MOVING FORWARD WITH DOUGLAS MCARTHUR AND WE'RE ON TIME AND WE HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT WE'RE WORKING THROUGH AND WE'RE STILL ON TIME.

AND THE LIST GOES ON ON AND ON AND WE'RE ADDRESSING THE CHALLENGES THAT COME ALONG AND HATS OFF TO YOU AND YOU DESERVE A BREAK, TOO, JUST LIKE WE DO AND I HOPE YOU GET TIME TO JUST REST AND RELAX AND SPEND TIME WITH YOUR FAMILY AND FRIENDS IN A SAFE MANNER, SOCIALLY DISTANCE AND WITH THE MASK.

BUT, HAPPY HOLIDAYS TO YOU ALL, AS WELL!

>> AND ANY BOARD MEMBER ANNOUNCEMENTS?

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OK, ALL WE NEED IS A MOTION TO AJOURN?

>> MADAM, CHAIR, I MAKE A MOTION THAT THE MEETING BE ADJOURNED.

>> I SECOND.

I WILL CALL FOR A VOTE ON IT.

(ROLE CALL) OK, 9 0 AND WE'RE ADJOURNED AT 7:52.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.