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AND WELCOME EVERYONE THIS IS THE VIRTUAL I'M CALLING THE MEETING, WE WILL START WITH ROLL CALL SO WHEN I CALL YOUR NAME, PLEASE INDICATE THAT YOU'RE PRESENT.

MEAGHAN ALDERTON, YES.

CINDY ANDERSON.

>>> PRESENT.

>> REHME GENTRY.

>> PRESENT.

>> JACINTA GREEN.

>>> HERE.

>> MARGARET LORBER.

>> HERE.

>>> VERONICA NOLAN.

>> MICHELLE RIEF.

CHRISTOPHER SAUREZ.

>> HERE.

>>> AND HEATHER THORNTON.

>> THERE ARE EIGHT OF US PRESENT AT THE MOMENT SO THE VOTE IS 8-0.

[2. Observe a Moment of Silence Info]

LET'S BEGIN WITH A MOMENT OF SILENCE, PLEASE.

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR THAT.

AT THIS POINT WE NEED TO ADOPT THE AGENDA.

[3. Adopt the Agenda for the February 4, 2021 School Board Meeting]

S ADOPT THE AGENDA, PLEASE.

>> MADAM CHAIR -- GO AHEAD.

YOU TAKE IT, MARGARET.

YOU TAKE IT.

>> HELLO, DEAR, I MOVE WE DOCUMENT THE AGENDA FOR TONIGHT.

>> SECOND.

>> I HAVE MS. GREEN WHO SECONDS MS. LAUERBURG'S MOTION.

>> AND.

>> GO AHEAD MS. GENTRY.

>> MADAMCHAIR, I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE FOR TWO AMENDMENTS TO THE AGENDA.

>> OKAY.

>> FIRST TO ADD THE AGENDA ITEM SUPERINTENDENT CONTRACT PROVISION ADDENDUM TO OTHER WORK ACTIVITIES TO THE CONSENT CALENDAR AND ALSO TO REMOVE DEED OF EASEMENT FOR DOMINION POWER CHARGING STATIONS FROM THE NEW BUSINESS.

>> OKAY, DO I HAVE A SECOND FOR THAT.

>>> SECOND.

>> OKAY, SO I HAVE MR.SAUREZ WHO HAS SECOND MS. GENTRY'S MOTION.

SO FIRST, WE'RE GOING TO CALL FOR THE VOTE TO AMEND THE AGENDA.

MEAGHAN ALDERTON YES.

CINDY ANDERSON.

>> YES.

>> RAMMY GENTRY.

>> YES.

>> 16 THAT GREEN.

>> YES.

>> MARGARET LAWYERERBURG.

>> YES.

>> VERONICA NOLAN.

SHE'S ABSENT.

MICHELLE REEF.

>> YES.

>> CHRISTOPHERSAUREZ.

>> YES.

>> AND HEATHER THORNTON.

>> YES.

>> WE HAVE 8 BOARD MEMBERS WHO UNABLE TO VOTE ON THE AMENDMENT BECAUSE SHE IS ABSENT.

SO WITH THAT WE NEED TO NOW ADOPT THE AGENDA AS AMENDED.

SOILY CALL FOR THE VOTE.

TO ADOPT THE AGENDA AS IT IS AMENDED.

MEAGHAN ALDERTON YES.

CINDY ANDERSON.

>> YES.

>> RAMMY GENTRY.

>> YES.

>> IA 16 THAT GREEN.

>> YES.

>> MARGARET LAUERBURG.

>>> YES.

>> VERONICA DELETE SCA NOLAN.

MICHELLE REEF.

>> YES.

>> CHRISTOPHERSAUREZ.

>> YES.

>> AND HEATHER THORNTON.

>> YES.

>> AGAIN, GREAT 8 BOARD MEMBERS WERE ABLE TO VOTE AND ONE IS NOT PRESENT.

THANK YOU.

[4. Public Hearing on the FY 2022 Combined Funds Budget]

SO MOVING ON IN OUR AGENDA, WE HAVE THE PUBLIC HEARING ON THE F -- FY2022 COMBINED FUNDS BUDGET.

WE RECEIVED ONE COMMENT FROM THE BUDGET FROM CINDY HART FROM OFFING THAT THE BOARD FULLY FUND THE OPERATING BUDGET AND TO INCREASE SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER RESERVE FROM 4 TO 6.

SO EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE RECEIVED THAT WRITTEN COMMENT, MAKE SURE THAT YOU TAKE A LOOK AT IT IF YOU HAVE NOT.

SO WE ARE MOVING ONTO PUBLIC COMMENT.

[5. Public Comments]

AND JUST AS A REMINDER, EACH SPEAKER IS GIVEN THREE MINUTES TO ADDRESS THE BOARD AND THE CLERK WILL BE TIMING YOU AND ANNOUNCE WHEN YOU'RE TIME HAS EXPIRED.

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I RAISED HAND FUNCTION SO THAT WE CAN SEE YOU EASILY.

AND WITH THAT SAID, THE FIRST PERSON ON OUR LIST FOR PUBLIC COMMENT IS AMY SMITH WHO IS AN ACPS PARENT.

>> THANK YOU.

I'M SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF MY FAMILY AND TWO CHILDREN, A KINDERGARTNER AND THIRD GRADE.

ON OCTOBER 15TH DR. HUTCHINS PRESENTED A SLIDE OF A SAMPLE SAMUEL TUCKER CLASSROOM.

AND THIS SLIDE FIVE DESKS WERE POSITIONED TO DEMONSTRATE A SOCIALLY DISTANT CLASSROOM LAYOUT.

IN NOVEMBER I SENT A FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT REQUEST ASKING FOR ANY COMMUNICATION BETWEEN ACPS EMPLOYEES ON THE SAMUEL TUCKER CLASSROOM, BECAUSE THE CONTROVERSY WHICH SURROUNDED THE MEASUREMENTS AND THE SET-UP.

THE REQUEST INCLUDED AN E-MAIL FROM DR. ALICIA HART DATED OCTOBER 18TH TO DR. HUTCHINS, DR. MAZINGO, DR. WILKINS WHICH INDICATED THE DISTRICT IS ASSIGNING A SPACE OF 65 SQUARE FEET PER PERSON TO DETERMINE HOW MANY PEOPLE WOULD FIT INTO EACH CLASSROOM.

SPECIFICALLY, DR. HART'S E-MAIL BULLET STATES AND I QUOTE "COLUMN C, ADJUSTED CAPACITY, SOCIAL DISTANCING, CAPACITY INCLUDING A 65-SQUARE-FOOT PER PERSON FACTOR THIS IS STUDENTS AND TEACHERS" END QUOTE, THREE DAYS AFTER DR. HART SENT THIS E-MAIL TO NUMEROUS ASPC OFFICIALS NOTING A 65-SQUARE-FOOT FACTOR, A DIFFERENT SET OF FACTS WAS PRESENTED TO THE SCHOOL BOARD AND TO THE PUBLIC.

SLIDE 7 OF THE REOPENING POWER POINT PRESENTED DURING THE OCTOBER 21ES SCHOOL BOARD MEETING STATING, AND AGAIN, I QUOTE, "SOCIAL DISTANCING CAPACITY IS BASED ON SIX FEET OF SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES.

IT HAS BEEN A FEW YEARS SINCE I TOOK ELEMENTARY MATH, BUT SIX FEET TIMES 6 FEET EQUALS 36 SQUARE FEET.

THE DISTRICT INSTEAD USED A FACTOR 1.8 TIMES THE 6-FOOT RECOMMENDATION.

WHILE MISLEADING THE BOARD AND THE PUBLIC THE CAPACITY AT EACH SCHOOL WAS LESS THAN THE 6-FOOT RECOMMENDATION WOULD ACTUALLY ALLOW.

FURTHERMORE, THE E-MAIL FROM DR. HART ALSO INDICATES THAT THE CAPACITY CHART PRESENTED INCLUDES AN ADDITIONAL 35% REDUCTION IN SQUARE FOOTAGE PENDING FIELD VERSIONS.

NOWHERE -- VERIFICATION.

NOWHERE WAS IT MENTIONED IN ADDITION TO THE UNDISCLOSED 65-SQUARE-FEET SET ASIDE AN ADDITIONAL 35% REDUCTION OF POTENTIAL USEABLE SPACE WAS AUTOMATICALLY ELIMINATED.

TRUST IN OUR PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS IS AT AN ALL-TIME LOW.

THE MISINFORMATION IS PURPOSEFULLY -- IS PURPOSELY GIVEN.

IT DOES MORE TO DRIVE A WEDGE BETWEEN COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND ILL ELECTED OFFICIALS.

AS WE MOVE TO THE MUCHING O WELCOMED HYBRID ANNOUNCEMENT, ASPC BOARD MUST ASK FOR REAL ANSWERS.

WHAT HEALTH AGENCY RECOMMENDED 65 SQUARE FEET? WHY WERE SCHOOLS NOT MEASURED UNTILT THE FALL SIX MONTHS AFTER THE SCHOOLS CLOSED? O FALL.

THERE ARE NO OTHER OPTIONS.

PLEASE, I AM PLEADING AS A PARENT THAT ACPSC AND ELECTED SCHOOL BOARD IMMEDIATE THE NEEDS OF OUR CHILDREN, THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, MS. SMITH.

WE ARE MOVING ONTO KYLE MARTIN WHO IS ALSO AN ACPS PARENT.

>> THANK YOU, SCHOOL BOARD.

THANK YOU MS. SMITH, THAT WAS EXCELLENT.

ACPS UPIT A DATED MATRIX FOR SCHOOL REOPENING RELEASED ON JANUARY 29 DOES NOT CONFORM TO IS VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF GOVERNOR NORTHAM'S CHART IS BENDING STATE GUIDANCE TO SERVE AS COVER FOR DECISIONS THAT DO NOT REFLECT THE INTENT OF VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, THE GUIDANCE OF THE GOVERNOR OR THE BEST INTEREST OF CHILDREN.

ON IF VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GUIDANCE DIRECTS SUPERINTENDENTS TO FIRST EVALUATE IN-SCHOOL MITIGATION WHICH DR. HUTCHINS ASSURED PARENTS HE IS "READY TO ROCK AND ROLL".

HOWEVER, THE ACPS MAILT TRIX DOES NOT REFLECT ANY OF THIS GOOD WORK.

ACPS DOES NOT CONSIDER EFFORTS IN ITS MADE TRIX AT ALL RATHER ONLY STAFFING LEVELLESS.

WHY DID ACPS WORK TO ELIMINATE POSITIVE FACTOR FROM CONSIDERATION.

MOREOVER THERE APPEARS TO BE AN ELEMENT OF SUBTERFUGE, THE MATE STRIKS SLIDE IS FILLED WITH WORDS ABOUT MITIGATION EFFORT, BUT WHEN ONE READS CLOSELY THAT WAS ACTUALLY REMOVED AS A VARIABLE FOR CONSIDERATION.

WHY TAKE ALL THE TIME AND EFFORT TO BUILD WHAT APPEARS TO BE A FACADE OF

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COMPLIANCE? ADDITIONALLY, ACPS UPDATED MATE TREKS DOES NOT -- MATRIX DOES NOT CONSIDER IN THE MANNER STATE GUIDANCE INTENDS.

WHILE VIRGINIA DEMOCRAT OF EDUCATION DIRECTS SCHOOLS TO CONSIDER BOTH CORE AND SECONDARY FACTORS, ACPS CONSIDERS ONLY CORE FACTORS THIS IS REALLY A SHAME.

SINCE ALEX ABDZ DRYIA SECONDARY FACTOR STRONGLY SUPPORT RETURN TO SCHOOL.

WHY DID ACPS DEVIATE FROM STATE GUIDANCE TO EXCLUDE INFORMATION THAT WOULD HAVE ACCELERATED A RETURN TO SCHOOL? FINALLY, EACH SQUARE OF THE MATRIX DEVIATES FROM STATE DIRECTION IN WAYS THAT DIMINISH IN-PERSON EDUCATION.

WHEN THE STATE SAYS PRIORITY LEARNERS SHOULD BE IN SCHOOL, ACPS OFFERS ONLY -- WHEN THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION CALLS FOR MAXIMUM IN-PERSON LEARNING.

ACPS OFFERS ONLY HYBRID.

THESE DECISIONS BY ACPS HAS COMMONNALLITY, EACH ONE DEVIATES FROM DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GUIDANCE AND EACH ONE DELAYS A RETURN TO IN-PERSON LEARNING.

ON 29 JANUARY ACPS CLAIMED TO RE79 DECISION MATRIX TO INCLUDE NEW GUIDANCE FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION," BUT HAVE NOT HONESTLY DONE SO RATHER, IT APPEARS THAT DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION GUIDANCE IS BEING USED AS A STALKING AUTHORIZE CONTINUE COVER DELAYS.

WHY IS ACPS NOT EMBRACED GUIDANCE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION? WHY DOES IT APPEAR TO BE OBCITY INDICATING ITS AND WHY HAS IT NOT START FROM A POSITION OF HOW DO WE GET SCHOOLS OPEN.

THANK YOU.

> MCCURRIE WHO IS AN ALUMNUS.

>> HI, GOOD AFTERNOON, BOARD MEMBER, HOPE YOUR YOU'RE HAVING A GOOD DAY.

I JUST WANTED TO TOUCH UPON A -- WELL, LET ME START OVER.

WELL, I'M CURRENTLY A SENIOR AT GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY AND I'M TRYING TO DO AN OUTREACH PROGRAM TO EDUCATE STUDENTS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL TO BE MORE OPEN FOR ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THEIR CLIMATE, WHAT IS GOING ON WITH THEIR ENVIRONMENT, ANIMALS BEING AFFECTED, WHY IS COVID HAPPENING AS IT IS RELATED TO AN ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT.

AND ASK THIS OUTREACH PROGRAM I'M TRYING TO LEAD, I WANTED TO INCLUDE STUDENTS WHO ARE GOING BE YOU KNOW, THE NEXT GENERATION, ALMOST OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL OR GRAWLTING HIGH SCHOOL OR STARTING THEIR HIGH SCHOOL CAREER, I WANTED TO BE ABLE TO HELP THEM OR MAYBE INSPIRE THEM TO SEE THE PROBLEMS IN THEIR WORLD THAT THEY'RE LIVING IN CURRENTLY AND YOU HOW, YOU KNOW, MAYBE THEY COULD HAVE A SMALL IMPACT IN THE FUTURE, MAYBE NOW.

BUT I JUST WANTED YOUR SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT AND SEE WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS I CAN DO TO GET THIS APPROVE SOD THAT I CAN -- SO THAT I CAN START REACHING OUT TO THESE STUDENTS IN A MASS VARIETY.

I KNOW THAT IT CAN BE HARD RIGHT NOW BECAUSE OF THE PANDEMIC, AND IT IS ALL ON-LINE LEARNING -- WHICH, I'M SURE THERE IS SOMETHING WE CAN WORK AROUND TO HELP, YOU KNOW, THE STUDENTS LEARN AND FACILITATE EVERYTHING.

BUT I JUST -- I WANTED TO COME OUT AND REACH OUT TO YOU GUYS TO SEEK YOUR, LIKE I SAID, YOUR SUPPORT AND OPPORTUNITY FOR ME TO DO THIS.

AND HOPEFULLY YOU WOULD CONSIDER IT AND APPROVE IT SO THAT, YOU KNOW, I CAN START HELPING AND ENCOURAGING STUDENTS TO, YOU KNOW, MAKE BETTER CHOICES, GREAT CHOICES AND WITH EVERYTHING GOING ON, I'M SURE THE STUDENTS ARE WILLING TO LEARN.

I HAD A FIRST-HAND EXPERIENCE WITH STUDENTS WHO WERE WILLING TO LEARN WHEN I WAS AN AVID TUTOR AT THE MINI HOWARD CAMP BEFORE THE PANDEMIC.

I HOPEFULLY, WITH YOUR SUPPORT, I CAN DO THAT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH CARLY.

NEXT UP, WE HAVE MARIANNE TALBOT.

>> THANK YOU.

I AM THE MOTHER OF A FOURTH GRADE STUDENT HERE AT ACPS.

I'M HERE TO SPEAK ABOUT AN APPARENT PLAN TO PUT AN ARMY OF TEMP WORKERS IN OUR SCHOOLS AND I'M SPEAKING TO ASK FOR MORE PUBLIC CLARITY AND TRANSPARENCY AROUND THIS FROM ACPS.

THIS WEEK ACPS PUT AN AD ON FACEBOOK THAT IT OBTAINED A TEMP AGENCY FOR SCHOOL MONTORS.

THESE TEMP POSITIONS ARE BEING PAID ONLY $SEASON AN HOUR.

SOME OF THE KEY SPECIFICS AND REQUIREMENTS IN THE JOB POSTINGS ARE AS FOLLOWS.

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TWO OF THE SPECIFICS REQUIRE THAT THEY ONLY NEED TO HAVE A HIGH SCHOOL DEGREE OR GED, SPECIFICALLY ANY LEGAL AGE ADULT MAY APPLY, NO PREVIOUS WORK EXPERIENCE NECESSARY, A SATISFACTORY WORK RECORD IS PREFERRED.

BUT OBVIOUSLY IS NOT REQUIRED.

THIS JOB POSTING AND THE VERY LOW STANDARDS RAISED A HOST OF ALARM BELLS TO ME AND OTHER PARENTS HERE IN ALEXANDRIA, AND I SUBMIT PARENTS NEED TO KNOW A LOT MORE ABOUT THESE PLANS BEFORE TEMP WORKERS GET NEAR OUR CHILDREN.

I SPOKE TO THE VICE PRINCIPAL AT MY DAUGHTER'S SCHOOL AND GOT NO CLARITY WHETHER THEY WOULD BE PLACED WITH MY DAUGHTER IN SPECIAL EDUCATION.

SOME OF MY CONCERNS ARE THIS: WHAT KINDS OF QUALIFICATIONS ARE REQUIRED OTHER THAN A GED.

WHO IS DOING THE INTERVIEWING AND VETTING? WHEN IS THIS SUPPOSED TO BE IMPLEMENTED? HAS ANYONE YET BEEN HIRED? WHAT TRAIN WILLING BE GIVEN ABOUT EDUCATION, IMPLICIT RACIAL TRIAL WHICH IS AN ISSUE AT ACPS AND A GREAT CONCERN TO ME AS A MOTHER OF BLACK CHILD, SEX ABUSE AND OTHER SAFETY.

WHO WILL BE GIVING THE TRAINING AND WILL TEMPS BE TESTED AS PART OF THIS? WILL THEY BE ASSIGNED TO WORK WITH OUR KIDS IN SPECIAL EDUCATION AND BEHAVIORAL NEEDS AND MODIFICATIONS? WHAT TRAINING COULD THAT BE GIVEN TO HANDLE SUCH SOPHISTICATED ASSIGNMENTS WITH KIDS WITH ADHD, AUTISM, ADD AND MYRIADS OF OTHER DISABILITIES AND KNOWLEDGEABLE ENFORCIBLE IEDS.

>> HOW DO WE KNOW WHAT KIND OF COVID PRECAUTIONS THESE TEMP WORKERS WILL BE TAKING BEFORE THEY COME TO OUR SCHOOL EVERY DAY TO BE AROUND OUR KIDS WHO CAN BRING THINGS HOME TO OUR FAMILIES AND EXTENDED FAMILIES WHO IS GOING TO BE SUPERVISORRING THEM WHAT KIND OF INPUT WILL PARENTS HAVE ABOUT THE TEMP WORKERS BEFORE ASSIGNED WITH OUR CHILDREN.

ARE THERE THINK CONCERNS ABOUT LEGAL LIABILITY RELATED TO HAVING THESE TEMPS WORK WITH OUR KIDS IN SUCH CLOSE PROXIMITY? MONITORS LOOK LIKE THEY MAY BE TRAINED IN THE SCHOOLS AT THE SAME WEEK OUR SPECIAL ED KIDS LIKE MY DAUGHTER ARE GOING TO BE RETURNING PURSUANT TO TO THE ENHANCE CONTINUITY 5.0 THAT YOU WILL BE LOOKING AT TODAY? IS THIS REMOTELY APSNROAPT I BELIEVE THERE NEEDS BE A LOT MORE TRANSPARENCY RELATED TO THIS.

THERE IS A LOT OF SAFETY ISSUES ON THE LINE HERE AND WE NEED GREATER TRANSPATIENCESY.

THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, MARIANNE.

NEXT EPWE HAVE SUZIE O'BRIEN.

>> GOOD AFTERNOON.

THANK YOU TO THE SCHOOL BOARD AND DR. HUTCHINS FOR LETTING ME SPEAK AT TODAY'S HEARING.

MY NAME IS SUZIE O'BRIEN, I'M THE MOTHER OF TWO YOUNG LEARN MERS THE ACPS SYSTEM.

THE BOARD AND ACPS CANDIDATE SAYS VIRTUAL LEARNING IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR IN-PERSON LEARNING.

CHILDREN ARE SUFFERING ACADEMICALLY, PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY.

MY CHILDREN ARE SUFFERING.

WE MUST GET OUR CHILDREN BACK IN THE CLASSROOM.

TODAY I WOULD LIKE TO SPECIFICALLY ADDRESS THE VDH GUIDELINES AND NEW ACPS MATRIX.

I HAVE SIGNIFICANT EARNS CAN ABOUT THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE TWO.

MY TIME IS TOO SHORT TO HIGHLIGHT A DIFFERENCES BUT I DID E-MAIL MY FULL COMMENTS TO THE BOARD MEMBERS YESTERDAY.

ONE IMPACTFUL DIFFERENCE THE LEARNING CALLED FOR BY EACH METRICS CHEN LEVEL OF COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION IS HIGHEST RISK, PRIORITY LEARNERS SHOULD BE IN SCHOOL.

ACPS PUTS THAT SAME CATEGORY AT 100% VIRTUAL.

THE SAME DISPARITY EXISTS WHEN COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION IS HIGHER RISK AND SCHOOL IMPACT IS HIGHER CRITICAL.

IF WE WERE FOLLOWING VDH, OUR KIDS WOULD BE IN SCHOOL RIGHT NOW.

ACPS HAS PROVIDED NO RATIONALE FROM DEVIATEED FROM VDH GUIDELINES TO SERVE YOUR COB SIT WENTS AND DO THE JOB ELECTED TO DO THE BOARD MUST ASK WHY THEY HAVE CHOSEN TO DEVIATE SIGNIFICANTLY FROM VDH GUIDELINES AND WHICH VDH CALLS PRIORITY LEARNERS.

VDH DEFINES PRIORITY LEARNERS AS STUDENTS FOR WHOM IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION IS MOST CRITICAL AND INCLUDES BUT MAY NOT BE LIMITED TO THOSE WHO ARE EARLY LEARNERS, STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES ENGLISH LEARNERS.

ACPS' EQUIVALENT TO THIS GROUP IS DEFINED AS STUDENTS IN GRADE 3 RECEIVING SPECIAL EDUCATION OR ENGLISH-LEARNER SERVICES.

THE SCHOOL BOARD SHOULD QUESTION WHY ACPS IDENTIFIED SUCH A LIMITED GROUP COMPARISON THE VDH DEFINITION OF PRIORITY LEARNERS AND WHY ENGLISH LEARNER AND STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES IN GRADE 4-12 WITH ALL OTHER STUDENTS.

ADDITIONALLY, I HAVE CONCERNED ABOUT THE BASIS ON WHICH STAFF AVAILABILITY IS BEING MEASURED RELATIVE TO THE RETURN TO SCHOOL MAILT 36.

FOR THIS INFORMATION TO BE MEANINGFUL, STAFF MUST BE INTERVIEWED ON A ONGOING BASIS GIVE TEN RECENT WONDERFUL DEVELOPMENT OF ACCESS TO VACCINE FOR STAFF.

MATRIX DOESN'T ADDRESS A FIVE-DAY IN-PERSON RETURN AT ALL THIS IS SOMETHING MY TIME DOES NOT ALLOW ME TO ADDRESS FURTHER TODAY BUT SOMETHING THAT NEEDS CRITICAL ATTENTION AS WELL.

I'M COUNTING ON YOU TO DO THE JOB YOU WERE ELLEBLGHTED TO DO TO SPEAK FOR ME AND

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YOUR CONSTITUENTS.

AIVE BEEN DISHEARTENED BY THE LACK OF PREVIOUS QUESTIONS, YOUR SILENCE DOES NOT REPRESENT ME AND HOME OTHER PARENTS IN THIS SCHOOL DISTRICT.

YOU NEED BE ASKING DR. HUTCHINS AND HIS STAFF THESE QUESTIONS AND ENSURING THAT THEY PROVIDE RATIONAL ANSWERS.

OUR CHILDREN WHO CHOOSE TO RETURN NEED TO BE IN SCHOOL AND THEY CANNOT BE IGNORED ANY LONGER.

THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU MS. O'BRIEN.

NEXT UP GINA BALM.

>> HI, I'M GINA BALM, A 25-YEAR RESIDENT OF ALEXANDRIA.

AND I SERVE ON TWO COMMUNITY BOARDS.

I PLEESHT AND AGREE -- I APPRECIATE AND AGREE, ACPS SHOULD FOLLOW DR. FAUCI, THE CD AND THEIR PROTOCOLS TO OPEN SAFELY.

OF NOTE, ON THE SAME PAGE AS THE CDC'S GRAPH OCORE AND SECOND CARE INDICATORS OFTEN REFERENCED BY ACPS IS THIS PRAF, THE CDC STATES AND I QUOTE "IF AFTER APPLYING THE CORE INDICATOR, DESCRIBED IN THE TABLE, A SCHOOL IS AT MEDIUM, HIGHER, OR HIGHEST RISK OF TRANSMISSION, IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE SCHOOL CANNOT REOPEN FOR IN-PERSON LEARNING, BUT THAT THE RISK OF INTRODUCTION AND SUBSEQUENT TRANSMISSION OF SARS COVID-2 IS HIGHER AND THE SCHOOL COULD CONSIDER ALTERNATIVE LEARNING MODELS EG, MIX OF IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL LEARNING LEST KNOWN AS HYBRID LEARNING OR VIRTUAL." I GUESS WHAT I'M TRYING TO POINT OUT HERE IS HOW CAN WE ALL BE READING ANDS A SIM LATING THE SAME INFORMATION AND COMING TO TWO VASTLY DIFFERENT CONCLUSIONS? THE REALITY IS, SINCE OCTOBER, NEARLY ALL STUDIES SHOW KIDS ARE IN FACT SAFER IN SCHOOL WHERE THERE ARE MITIGATIONS.

THE RISK OF COMMUNITY SPREAD IS GREATER FOR CHILDREN IN THE OUTSIDE WORLD.

LET'S DO WHAT IS BEST FOR THE CITY'S CHILDREN.

LET'S DO WHAT IS BEST FOR THEIR PHYSICAL HEALTH.

LET'S DO WHAT IS BEST FOR THEIR MENTAL HEALTH.

LET'S PUT KIDS FIRST ABOVE ALL AND OPEN SCHOOL DOORS.

KIDS ARE SAFER IN SCHOOL.

THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, MS. BALM.

NEXT UP EMILY TURNER.

>> THANK YOU, CHAIR ALDERTON.

MY OLDEST CHILD IS CURRENTLY A FIRST GRADER AND MY SECOND OLDEST WILL BE STARTING KINDER GATEREN IN THE FALL.

THE ACPS REOPENING DECISION MATRIX DOES NOT HAVE AN OPTION FOR FIVE DAYS A WEEK OF FACE-TO-FACE LEARNING.

THIS IS PROBLEMATIC GIVEN THE VERY REAL DIFFICULTIES POSED BY THE HYBRIDS TWO DAYS A WEEK OF IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION.

THESE DIFFICULTIES ADVERSELY IMPACT STUDENT, TEACHERS AND FAMILIES.

T EVIDENCE THAT A 2-DAY-A WEEK PUBLIC MODEL PROVIDES HEALTH BENEFITS TO THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE AND THAT THESE BENEFITS JUSTIFY THE DIFFICULTIES THAT THE HYBRID 2-DAY HE-A WEEK MODEL PRESENTS TO FAMILY, STUDENTS TEACHERS AND FAMILIES.

THIS BRINGS ME TO MY QUESTION: WHAT IS THE EVIDENCE THAT TWO DAYS A WEEK IN-PERSON PROVIDES MORE SAFETY TO THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE THAN PROVIDING AN OPTION TO ATTEND FIVE DAYS A WEEK? DISTRICTS HAVE BEEN OPEN TO VARYING DEGREES ACROSS THE UNITED STATES FOR THE PAST SIX MONTHS.

ARE THERE MARKEDLY LOWER CASE COUNTS IN COMMUNITIES PROVIDING CHILDREN WITH TWO DAYS A WEEK OF IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION VERSUS COMMUNITIES THAT HAVE BEEN PROVIDING FIVE DAYS A WEEK OF IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION? IN OTHER WORDS, WE ARE ALL AWARE OF THE COSTS OF ONLY OFFERING TWO DAYS A WEEK OF IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION.

SO WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS BEING PROVIDED TO THE COMMUNITY IN TERMS OF REDUCED SPREAD? WHAT PERCENT REDUCTION IN CASES ARE WE EXPECTING? AND ON WHAT REAL WORLD EVIDENCE ARE WE BASING ETHESE PROJECTION? THE SILVER LINING TO THIS YEAR OF VIRTUAL LEARNING IS THAT I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO SEE MY CHILD'S AMAZING TEACHERS IN ACTION.

ACPS' TEACHERS ARE DWIFTED -- GIFTED, CARING AND HARD-WORKING.

I SINCERELY HOPE MY FAMILY WILL BE ABLE TO CHOOSE FIVE DAYS A WEEK WITH THESE TALENTED TEACHERS STARTING IN THE FALL IF NOT SOONER.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR EFFORTS.

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THIS CONCLUDED DELETE SES MY REMARKS.

THIS CONCLUDES MY REMARKS.

>> THANK YOU, MS. TURNER.

NEXT UP, LAURA HYNES.

>> THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

>> MAY NAME IS LAWYER HAINES.

MY SON ARE TWO AREAS, FIRST THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR IN-PERSON, FULL-TIME EDUCATION FOR CHILDREN LIKE MY SON.

AND SECOND, THAT ACPS NEEDS TO BE SUCCESSFUL THIS SPRING TO REBUILD FAMILIES' DHAFS WE CAN ACHIEVE FIVE-DAY, IN-PERSON CLASSES THIS FALL THIS WILL TIE DIRECTLY TO YOUR BUDGET.

I'VE BEEN RELUCTANT TO PUBLICLY AUNT MY SPECIAL NEEDS CHILD ALTHOUGH I'VE WRITTEN TO MANY OF YOU PRIVATELY.

AS WE APPROACH THE ONE-YEAR OF VIRTUAL EDUCATION, I HOPE TO BE A VOICE FOR MY CHILD AND OTHER FAMILIES WHO ARE ALSO STRUGGLING WITH SIMILAR CHALLENGES.

MY CHILD IS ON THE AUTISM SPECTRUM AND SHE ASSIGNED A GENERAL EDUCATION CLASS.

HE HAS SIGNIFICANT SOCIAL DEFICITS.

I WANT TO COMMEND HIS OUTSTANDING TEACHERS FOR THEIR EFFORTS TO ENGAGE AND ENRICH HIM.

WE ARE DEEPLY APPRECIATIVE OF THEIR THOUGHTFUL, CREATIVE AND IT RATTIVE WORK.

HIS NEEDS AS STATED IN HIS INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLAN ARE ALMOST EXCLUSIVELY SOCIAL.

YOU CANNOT SPONTANEOUSLY ENGAGE PEERS IN A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT.

YOU CANNOT OBSERVE AND MODEL NEUROTYPICAL PEER BEHAVIOR WHEN YOU HAVE NOT EXPERIENCED IT.

TO THOSE WHO SAY STUDENTS WILL MAKE IT UP OVER TIME, I FEAR THAT FOR CHILDREN LIKE MY SON, PEERS CONTINUE TO SOCIAL MATURE HE NEEDS TO BE WITH PEERS IN PERSON IN A CLASSROOM.

AS THIS IS A BUDGET MEETING, I ALSO WANT TO SPEAK TO THE IMPORTANCE OF ACPS GETTING THIS SPRING RIGHT AND SENDING STRONG SIGNALS TO THE COMMUNITY THAT WE BE READY TO GO FOR FIVE DAYS A WEEK FOR 2021.

IT WILL BE ABOUT THE MATH.

I UNDERSTAND THERE ARE SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF DISENROLLMENTS FROM ACPS IN FORM OF HOMESCHOOLING, PRIVATE SCHOOL AND OTHER OPTIONS.

AS WE ALL KNOW THESE ARE OPTIONS NOT AVAILABLE TO ALL OF OUR FAMILIES.

I SPOKE WITH LEADERSHIP OF ONE ALEXAND CRYIAIA PRIMARY PAROCHIAL SCHOOL APPLICATIONS FOR FALL OF 2021 ARE DOUBLED, FAMILIES WHO KNOW THEIR STUDENT NEEDS TO HAVE IN-PERSON LEARN REGION APPLYING IN DROVES.

SO WILL ACPS STUDENTS COME BACK? AND IF NO, HOW BIG AN IMPACT WILL THAT BE TO OUR SCHOOLS FINANCIALLY? WHAT DOES THAT MEAN FOR THE ACPS BUDGET? IT IS NOT YET KNOWN.

AND FORTUNATELY WE HAVE THE ABILITY THIS SPRING TO SHAPE AND ENCOURAGE ENROLLMENT.

I WORRY IF MANY OF THESE STUDENTS FAIL TO RETURN IN THE FALL IT WILL DRAMATICALLY IMPACT YOUR BUDGET, RESOURCES AND OUR COMMUNITY'S ABILITY TO CLOSE OUR STUDENT DEFICITS FROM THIS YEAR.

I WANT TO ENDS ON A HOPEFUL NOTE.

I BELIEVE WE CAN BE SUCCESSFUL THIS SPRING AND I BELIEVE THAT TOGETHER WE CAN SEND THE RIGHT SIGNALS, BUT OUR WINDOW I OUR YOUR LEADERSHIP WILL MATTER MORE THAN EVER.

PARENTS STAND READY TO HELP.

THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

NEXT UP, SUZANNE HEILER BROWN.

>> HELLO.

I SIGNED UP TO SPEAK TODAY TO ASK YOU TO REFOCUS SCHOOL BOARD AND COMMUNITY DISCUSSION MEETINGS AND AGENDAS BACK TO CURRICULUM AND PROGRAMS FOR ALL STUDENTS WITH AN A -- WITHIN ACPS.

I'M A MOTHER OF TWO ELEMENTARY STUDENTS, ONE THAT IS TRANSITIONING TO MIDDLE SCHOOL NEXT YEAR.

WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH A LENGTHY REDISTRICTING PROCESS, CHANGED SCHOOLS AND THEN HAD A VIRTUAL SCHOOL FOR AN ENTIRE SCHOOL YEAR OVER TWO GRADES.

FIRST, I WANT TO THANK OUR TEACHERS.

THEY ADAPTED, ARE RESPONSIVE AND OPEN TO HELP WITH ANYTHING.

WE INCLUDING MY KIDS ARE THANKFUL FOR THEIR AT TENSION, POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND UNIQUE DELIVERY THEY CONTINUE TO BRING TO OUR HOMES IN SPRINGTIME.

BUT OUR KIDS ARE SCREEN EXHAUSTED.

OUR ISSUE IS THAT THE BOARD AND THE ACPS ADMINISTRATORS SEEM TO HAVE MOVED AWAY FROM FOCUSING ON PROGRAMATIC AND SECURE RICK LUM SUPPORT THAT IS DURING THESE CHALLENGING TIMES.

WITH THE SCHOOL BOARD MISSION TO ENSURE THAT ALL STUDENTS REACH THEIR HIGHEST POTENTIAL, THE MOST IMPORTANT PART HAS BEEN MISSING FROM ALL BUT ONE OR TWO MEETING AGENDAS IN THE PAST 7 MONTHS.

THE LAST SIX MONTHS OF 2020 THERE WERE MORE THAN 30 SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS.

A ADDRESSED EDUCATING ALL STUDENTS.

IN JANUARY OF 2021, I DIDN'T FIND ANYTHING IN THE 12 AGENDAS I REVIEWED THAT SPECIFICALLY ADDRESSED DELIVERY OF CURRICULUM, PROGRAMMING, ET CETERA, FOR THE MAJORITY OF ACPS STUDENTS.

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TAG, HONOR, CAREER AND TECH ED WERE ON MANY AGENDAS.

THERE WERE A HAFNEDZFUL ON COMMUNITY USE OF OUR FACILITIES RENAMING, CO-LOCATION, ALL WHEN OUR KIDS HAVE NOT BEEN IN SCHOOL FOR AN ENTIRE SCHOOL YEAR.

WHY ARE WE ADDRESSING THINGS LIKE CO-LOCATION, RENAMING, COMMUNITY USE OF OUR FACILITIES AND NOT HYPER-FOCUSED ON GETTING ACPS STUDENTS BACK IN TO THESE FACILITIES? WHILE DELIVERING PROGRAMS THAT BEST SUIT THE NEEDS OF THIS CURRENT ENVIRONMENT? I PLEAD WITH YOU TO REDESIGN YOUR MEETINGS TO INCLUDE OUT OF THE BOX THINKING ON BOTH GETTING KIDS BACK TO SCHOOL SAFELY AND DELIVERING PROGRAMS AND CURRICULUM IN NEW WAYS THAT WILL ENSURE ALL STUDENTS REACH THEIR HIGHEST ACADEMIC POTENTIAL.

YOUR TIME SHOULD BE ONLY SPENT ON THIS AND THE FACILITY NEEDS TO DO SO.

EVERYTHING ELSE SHOULD BE PUT ON HOLD.

IT HAS BEEN A YEAR AND WE ARE TALKING ABOUT CO-LOCATION, RENAMING, WHEN WE CAN'T GET OUR KIDS INSIDE THE BUILDING SAFE WHY.

WE HAVE LONG-TERM SIGNIFICANT BUILDING AND CAPACITY ISSUES IN ADDITION TO THE NEW REENGINEERING NEEDS FOR PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY NORMS. WE ARE WILLING TO DO ANYTHING WE YOUR FOCUS ON OUR KIDS AND GETTING THEM SAFELY BACK INTO SCHOOL.

WE KNOW IS EXTREMELY DIFFERENT.

AND WE ARE READY TO HELP.

EVERYTHING ELSE IS A WASTE OF YOUR AND OUR COMMUNITY'S TIME.

THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

NEXT UP, MIA HUMPHREY.

>> UP ON, HI.

I'M FROM THE TC WILLIAMS ADVANCED CHOIR, AND I'M HERE WITH MY CHOIR TEACHER MR. THORPE AND WE HAVE A SURPRISE FOR YOU.

>> OH, MY GOODNESS, OKAY.

>> HELLO, EVERYONE.

GOOD TO BE WITH YOU.

ALL RIGHT, I'M GOING SHARE MY SCREEN.

SEE IF THIS WILL WORK.

THUMBS IF YOU CAN SEE THE SCREEN.

ALL RIGHT.

HI.

MY NAME IS MIA HUMPHREY, I'M A SENIOR AT TC AND VICE PRESIDENT OF THE TC WILLIAMS ADVANCE CHOIR.

ON BEHALF OF THE ADVANCE CHOIR WE'D LIKE TO THANK THE SCHOOL BOARD FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT AND EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO.

IN HONOR OF THE SCHOOL BOARDLY BE PERFORMING A SONG I WROTE CALLED "SUMMER 17".

¶ ¶ ¶ SUMMERTIME USED TO MAKE ME HAPPY ¶ ¶ WE'D RUN WILD UNTIL WE FELL ASLEEP ¶ ¶ WAIT FOR RAIN TO FALL AND THEN DANCE IN THE STREET ¶ ¶ AND COUNTING THE DAYS ¶ WE'D PLAN OUT WAYS TO MAKE IT THROUGH MAY ¶ ¶ AND PICK OUT ROOFTOPS TO ACT LIKE WE'RE COMING OF AGE ¶ ¶ AND IN A FEW MONTHS ¶ ¶ WE'LL BE 18 ¶ ¶ GROWN-UP AND VOTING BUT STILL WORRYING ABOUT THE SATS ¶ ¶ IT IS THE SUMMER OF OUR 17TH ¶ ¶ AND I'M INSIDE ¶ ¶ AND TRYING TO PRETEND ITS FINE ¶ ¶ THAT I CAN'T SEE MY FRIENDS ¶ ¶ I'M CLOSER THAN 6 FEET ¶ ¶ AND I JUST WANT TO LIVE A DREAM ¶ ¶ AND ALL THE SONGS AND MOVIE SCENES ¶ ¶ WE'VE FALL IN LOVE AND GET SO LOST ¶ ¶ IN THE SUMMER OF YOUR 17TH ¶ ¶ NOW SUMMERTIME ¶ ¶ HAS ME FEELING SAD ¶ ¶ TOO MUCH TIME TO THINK WHAT I'VE HAD ¶ ¶ I WISHED ON STARS THAT I CAN'T SEE ¶ ¶ I JUST BELIEVE THAT WE'LL GO BACK ¶ ¶ WE SPEND OUR TIME OUT IN THE SUN ¶ ¶ IT SOUNDS FUN ¶ ¶ BUT WHEN WE'RE DONE ¶ ¶ WE GET IN OUR CARS AND DRIVE AWAY ONE BY ONE ¶ ¶ AND IN A FEW

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MONTHS WE'LL ALL BE 18 ¶ ¶ GROWN UP AND INVESTIGATE ¶ ¶ BUT STILL WORRYING ABOUT THE ACT ¶ ¶ IT'S THE SUMMER OF OUR 17TH ¶ ¶ AND I'M INSIDE ¶ ¶ AND I'M TRYING TO PRETEND IT'S FINE ¶ ¶ THAT I CAN'T SEE MY FRIENDS FROM CLOSER THAN 6 FEET ¶ ¶ AND I JUST WANT TO LIVE THE DREAM ¶ ¶ AND ALL THE SONGS AND MOVIE SCENES ¶ ¶ WE FALL IN LOVE AND GET SO LOST ¶ ¶ IN THE SUMMER OF YOUR 17 ¶ ¶ AND I WANT TO DO THE RIGHT THING ¶ ¶ BUT I WANT TO RUN WILD SO THAT I FALL ASLEEP ¶ ¶ AND WAKE UP FROM THIS BAD DREAM ¶ ¶ AND JUST BE 17 ¶ SUMMER OF OUR 17 ¶ ¶ I'M INSIDE ¶ ¶ I'M TRYING TO PRETEND ¶ ¶ IT'S FINE ¶ ¶ I'M TRYING ¶ ¶ I JUST WANT TO BE HAPPY ¶ ¶ I WANT TO HUG MY FRIENDS ¶ ¶ DANCE IN THE STREET ¶ ¶ FALL IN LOVE AND GET SO LOST ¶ ¶ BECAUSE I AM JUST 17 ¶ ¶ WE'RE JUST 17 ¶ ¶ I'M JUST 17 ¶ ¶ THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> WELL.

>> THAT WAS FIRE RIGHT THERE, FIRE.

THIS IS HOW WE KICK OFF OUR SCHOOL BOARD APPRECIATION, AND I JUST HAVE TO TELL YOU, MIA, YOU ARE AMAZING.

YOU ARE LITERALLY AMAZING, ALANIS MORRISSETTE, WATCH OUT.

THAT IS ALL I'VE GOD TO SAY THIS IS THE NEW GENERATION AND JURY GOING GET A CONTRACT DEAL AND NOT ONLY DOES SHE HAVE A BEAUTIFUL VOICE, SHE IS TALENTED, SHE IS EDUCATED AND BOTH OF HER PARENTS ARE ACPS TEACHERS SO HOW LUCKY ARE WE TO HAVE HER HERE TODAY.

THIS IS HOW WE KICK OFF.

THANK YOU ALL BOARD MEMBERS FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU ALL DO FOR US EVERY SINGLE DAY.

W TREAT EVERY TIME MY FACE AND YOUR FACE ARE ON THE SCREEN.

>> THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT, TOO.

>> THANK YOU, GUYS FOR HAVING US.

>> OH, MY GOOD, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> MIA, I TOOK A PICTURE OF YOU AND SENT IT TO YOUR DAD SO YOU CAN SEE IT WHEN YOU GET HOME, OKAY.

>> WELL, THAT WAS.

>> BEAUTIFUL.

>> THAT WAS, I MEAN THAT WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING, THANK YOU SO MUCH, MIA AND YOU KNOW, WE ALWAYS GET THESE CONSTANT REMINDERS OF WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO AND YOU KNOW, MIA YOU'RE JUST ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF WHY WE DO WHAT WE DO.

SOE THANK YOU.

AND THANK YOU DR. HUTCHINGS AND THANK YOU MR. THORPE.

THAT WAS AN AWESOME SURPRISE.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF ANY OTHER BOARD MEMBERS WANT TO SAY ANYTHING.

BUT IF YOU WANT TO SAY ANYTHING TO MIA, PLEASE DO RIGHT NOW.

>> MIA, THAT WAS AMAZING, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> YEAH, REALLY APPRECIATE MYIA WE'RE SO PROUD OF YOU.

>>> THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

>> ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL, ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL.

>> THANK YOU, GUYS SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO.

>> AWESOME.

WELL, IT IS KIND OF HARD TO MOVE ON FROM THAT.

BUT I THINK WE HAVE TO.

SO.

>> ENCORE, RIGHT, ENCORE.

>> YEAH.

OKAY.

I HAVE TO BREATHE NOW.

SO JUST BACK TO ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING PUBLIC COMMENTS, IF YOU WISH TO SUBMIT WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENTS OR SIGN UP TO SPEAK AT THE NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING, MAKE SURE YOU DO SO NO LATER THAN NOON THE DAY PRIOR TO THE MEETING.

AND YOU CAN USE THE LINK ON THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING PAGE IN ORDER DO SO.

WE HAVE FROM OUR STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES.

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

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ARE THEY HERE?

>> YEP, HELLO.

>> HI, WE MISSED YOU LAST TIME.

>>> YEAH, I KNOW.

I'VE BEEN VOLUNTEERING FOR THE VACCINE, SO BEEN REALLY GETTING IT.

>> WELL, AWESOME.

WE'RE READY FOR YOU.

>> OKAY, WELL, UP ON, I WAS ABOUT TO SAY GOOD MORNING, I DON'T KNOW WHY, BUT GOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY.

FIRST, I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU SO MUCH, MIA FOR THAT SONG.

THAT WAS REALLY -- THAT WAS REALLY GREAT.

I REMEMBER MIA FROM WE DID PLAYS TOGETHER IN MIDDLE SCHOOL AND I JUST REMEMBER HER LIKE SINGING AND STUFF.

SO THAT WAS REALLY SPECIAL.

AND FOR -- AND I JUST WARRANTED TO SAY FOR -- I JUST WANTED TO SAY FOR -- HOLD ON, LET ME FIND IT.

OKAY.

SO ANYWAY, I KNOW THAT YOU WILL BE PRESENTING -- YOU'VE BEEN PRESENTING STUFF ABOUT THE REOPENING OF SCHOOLS.

AND AS YOU KNOW, LIKE NEWS TRAVELS FAST IN ALEXAND DRYIA SO A LOT OF INFORMATION ALREADY SPREAD THROUGH THE COMMUNITY, BUT I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY IN HONOR OF SCHOOL COUNSELOR APPRECIATION, I THINK WE ARE HAVING TEACHER APPRECIATION COMING UP, SCHOOL BOARD APPRECIATION, PRINCIPAL, SUPERINTENDENT, ALL OF IT, JUST I WANTED TO THANK DR. HUTCHINGS AND THE BOARD BEING THOUGHTFUL THROUGH THIS PROCESS AND INCLUDING THE COMMUNITY IN EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.

AND I KNOW THAT AT TIMES THEY, PEOPLE GET NOT ONLY THE SCHOOL BOARD AND DR. HUTCHINGS BUT ALSO TEACHERS AND STAFF MEMBERS HAVE BEEN GETTING A LOT OF BACKLASH AND JUST COMMENTS AND E-MAILS ABOUT THING, BUT I JUST WARRANTED YOU GUYS TO -- I JUST WANTED YOU GUYS TO KNOW WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOU.

AND I BELIEVE THAT MOST OF THE COMMUNITY, STAFF AND STUDENTS REALLY APPRECIATE THAT WE'VE WAITED UNTIL WE'VE HAD ALL THE SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE IN THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT INDICATING THAT CASES WERE DECREASING.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TAKING THE HEAT WHILE DOING WHAT WAS BEST FOR THE WHOLE COMMUNITY AND NOT FOR JUST A FEW.

AND I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND THANK THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT FOR ALLOWING OUR SCHOOL STAFF TO HAVE A PRIORITY, TO BE A PRIORITY DURING THE VACCINATIONS.

AND I JUST STARTED VOLUNTEERING AT TC WITH THE DISTRIBUTION.

AND I AM VERY IMPRESSED OUR ORGANIZED IT HAS BEEN.

AND I'M SO PROUD OF ALEXANDRIA FOR BOTH THE WAY WE HANDLED THE OPENING, HOW WE'RE HANDLING THE REOPENING AND THE MANNER IN WHICH THE VACCINES WERE DISTRIBUTED.

AND ON BEHALF OF THE STUDENT FOR PUTTING EQUITY FIRST ALONG WITH OUR SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH AND REALLY INCLUDING US.

ME AND ASHLEY HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT STUDENT VOICES AND, TAKING US INTO CONSIDERATION.

AND I KNOW THAT WE HAVE BEEN A -- WE HAVE BEEN YOUR TOP PRIORITY AND YOU GUYS ALWAYS KEEP THINKING ABOUT US BEFORE YOU GUYS DO EVERYTHING.

SO WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO -- MOST PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO RETURNING TO HYBRID AND MANY OF US, ESPECIALLY IN HIGH SCHOOL ARE ALSO LOOKING FORWARD TO CONTINUING VIRTUAL LEARNING, BUT I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT IN MY OPINION, I THINK THAT EVERYBODY WANTS TO GO TO SCHOOL, BUT I THINK WE ALL JUST WANT IT TO BE SAFE AND EVEN TODAY WHEN THEY WERE DOING THE VACCINATIONS I HEARD THIS TEACHER FROM MARYLAND AND SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT HOW THEY'RE GOING INTO THE PHASE WHERE THEY'RE ABOUT TO DO FOUR DAYS A WEEK FOR HYBRID, BUT HOW IT WAS A STRUGGLE IN THE BEGINNING AND I JUST THINK THAT WE ARE ACTUALLY REALLY TAKING THE TIME AND THINKING THROUGH THESE PHASES AND DIDN'T JUST RUSH INTO IT.

SO THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH, LORRAINE.

AND IS ASHLEY WITH US TODAY?

>> YEAH, I'M HERE.

>> HI, ASHLEY.

>> SO GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

FIRST AND FOREMOST, MIA THANK YOU FOR THAT SONG, IT WAS VERY, VERY BEAUTIFUL.

AND HAPPY BLACK HISTORY MONTH SO TODAY'S REPORT IS GOING BE ON A COUPLE OF EVENTS FROM THE PREVIOUS MONTH AND THEN THE UPCOMING COUPLE OF UPCOMING EVENTS FOR THIS MONTH.

SO A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO MEET WITH TWO OF OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT REPS.

I MET WITH ADJACENTEL HUGHES AN 8TH GRADER AND SCOTT PRYCE, HE'S AN 8TH GRADER AS WELL AT GEORGE WASHINGTON.

AND FROM TIME TO TIME I'LL BE GIVING REPORTS ON THEIR BEHALF TO THE BOARD AS WELL ABOUT THEIR INITIATIVES AND LEADERSHIPS AND IT IS SO WONDERFUL TO HAVE BEEN GIVE TEN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET THEM.

THEY HAVE A LOT OF GREAT IDEAS.

SO I'LL BE STARTING TO MEET WITH THEM LIKE EVERY OTHER WEEK OR MONTHLY JUST TO

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ENSURE THEIR THOUGHTS AND PERSPECTIVES ARE PRESENT WITHIN THESE BOARD MEETINGS.

AND THEN ANOTHER THING THAT HAS BEEN COMING IS UP WE'VE HAD A LOT OF STUDENT ENVIRONMENTAL ACTIVEYS THAT ARE PART OF THE ENVIRONMENTAL COUNCIL OF ALEXANDRIA.

THEY'VE BEEN WORKING WITH ENGAGING ALEXANDRIA'S RESIDENTS WITH ENVIRONMENTAL OCCURRENCES.

THEY'RE FOCUSING ON IDENTIFYING THE EFFECTS OF THE TAYLOR-RUN RESTORATION STREAM PROJECT AND WHETHER THE PLAN SHOULD BE IMPLEMENTED OR NOT.

AND A LOT OF STUDENTS HAVE BEEN ADVOCATING THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA FOR A POLL.

AND YOU CAN FIND IT IN ALEX NOW.

SHOULD THE CITY TAYLOR STREAM RESTORATION PROJECT GO FORWARD AND A LOT OF STUDENTS HAVE BEEN VOTING ON.

THAT THAT HAS BEEN GREAT SEEING THE AMOUNT OF ADVOCACY THEY HAVE FOR THE COMMUNITY.

AND THERE IS MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE TRAYLOR RUN RESTORATION PROJECT ON THE IN ALEX NOW.

THEY HAVE AN ARTICLE.

AND MORE INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND ON THEIR INSTAGRAM PAGE LED BY A SENIOR AS WELL AND SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER PETER ESCOLA.

AND LASTLY, THE CITY HAS EMBARKED A RACIAL AND SOCIAL JUSTICE INITIATIVE CALLED ALL ALEXANDRIA AND A COMMITMENT THAT FOCUSES ON REDUCING THE INNICKITITIES AND DISPARITIES COLD FRONTED -- CONFRONTED OBY A COMMUNITY HISTORICALLY AND SYSTEM MAGICALLY MARGINALIZED.

I'M HONORED TO HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE A PART OF THE VIDEO FOR THE EQUITY RESOLUTION.

SO IT IS GOING BE A READING FOCUSING ON SOLIDIFYING THE IMPORTANCE OF INDIVIDUAL AND COLLECTIVE ACTION WITHIN THE COMMUNITY.

AND THANK YOU.

AND ALSO, I WOULD JUST WANTED TO GIVE A THANKS TO THE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS, ALL THE PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS AND STUDENTS AS WELL DURING THESE VERY DIFFICULT TIMES.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH, ASHLEY.

AND JUST THANK YOU TO YOU AND LORRAINE BEING SUCH GREAT STUDENTS AND BEING SO INVOLVED AND ACTIVE AND, YOU KNOW, KEEPING US IN LINE, TOO.

YOU GUYS KEEP US IN LINE.

[Consent Calendar]

SO THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU MS. ALDERTON.

>> THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, SO NEXT UP WE NEED TO ADOPT THE CONSENT CALENDAR.

DO I HAVE A MOTION TO ADOPT THE CONSENT ALD?

>> MADAM CHAIRKS I MOVE WE APPROVE THE CONSENT CALENDAR FOR THIS MEETING.

>> SECOND.

>> I'M SORRY I HAVE MS. LAUERBURG MS. GENTRY'S MOTION.

I'M GOING TO CALL FOR THE VOTE.

MEGAN ALDERTON, YES, CINDY ANDERSON.

>> YES.

>> RAMMY JENSON.

>> YES JRKS.

>> 16 THAT GREEN.

>> YES.

>> MARGARET LAUER BURG.

>> YES.

>> VERONICA NOLAN.

>> YES.

>>> MICHELLE REEF.

>> YES.

>> CHRISTOPHERSAUREZ.

>> YES.

>> AND HEATHER THORNTON.

>> YES.

>> THE VOTE IS 9-0 FOR THE CONSENT CALENDAR.

>> SO WE ARE NOW MOVING ONTO OLD BUSINESS.

[15. High School Project: Vote on Colocation--10 mins.]

AND THE FIRST ITEM OF OLD BUSINESS THAT WE HAVE IS THE HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT.

AND THIS IS AN ACTION ITEM NOR MEETING.

I'LL TURN IT OVER TO DR. HUTCHINGS WHO I'M SURE WHO IS GOING TURN IT OVER TO DR. HART.

>> AND BEFORE WE TURN THINGS OVER, I JUST WANT TO JUST SAY, MYIA OH, MY GOSH, I CAN'T, I'M STILL SPEECHLESS ABOUT THAT.

BUT THAT IS WHY WE DO THIS WORK WHEN WE SEE OTHER YOUNG PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE AND THEY'RE JUST FOLLOWING THEIR DREAMS. I SAY WE MAKE DECISIONS SO THAT KIDS CAN ACHIEVE THEIR WILDEST DREAMS. BECAUSE ALL THEIR DREAMS ARE DIFFERENT, RIGHT.

SO WE NEED TO STOP TO FIND OUT WHAT THEIR DREAMS ARE.

THEY NEED TO FULFILL THEIR WILDEST DREAMS WE OPEN DOORS AND GIVE THIS THE FOUNDATION TO DO WHATEVER THEY WANT WHENEVER THEY LEAVE HERE.

THAT IS WHY WE DO THIS WORK.

I'M EXCITED ABOUT IT AND THIS HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT WILL HELP US GET THERE, TOO.

BECAUSE WE HAVE CAPACITY ISSUES, FOLKS AND ACPS.

AND SOME OF THE TAKEAWAYS THAT WE GOT FROM OUR SESSION WITH THE BOARD, YOU KNOW, A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO WHEN WE INTRODUCED OUR TEST FITS TO THE BOARD, WHAT SOME OF THE KEY TAKEAWAYS WAS THAT ONE, WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE WITH THIS HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT AT THE MINI HOWARD CAMPUS THAT WE'RE PUTTING ACPS NEEDS FIRST.

HAYESS TO BE A TOP PRIORITITY IT HAS TO BE FLEXIBLE FOR OUR STUDENTS.

WE HAVE TO ENSURENA WE HAVE THE CAPACITY, IF NEED BE, TO YOU KNOW, HAVE THE FLEXIBILITY TO SHIFT IF WE NEED TO IN REGARDS TO SPACE, BECAUSE WE DO LOOK, WHEN WE LOOK AT OUR PROJECTIONS IN THAT REGARD TO OUR ENROLLMENT, ALTHOUGH OUR ENROLLMENT PROJECTIONS HAVE CHANGED SLIGHTLY, IT IS STILL AN INCREASE OVER THE

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NEXT TEN YEARS.

AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO BE ABLE TO PIVOT AT ANY MOMENT, TEN YEARS FROM NOW, RIGHT, IF WE NEED TO.

AND WE WANT TO KEEP THAT SPACE SACRED.

AND THAT IS WHAT WE TOOK FROM THE CONVERSATIONS THAT WE HAD WITH THE BOARD.

BUT AT THIS TIME I'M GOING TO TURN THINGS OVER TO MS. GOOLIG DIRECTOR OF CAPITOL PROGRAMS PLAN -- CAPITAL PROGRAM AND DESIGN AS WELL AS OUR DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES DR. ALICIA HART.

>> TURNING IT RIGHT OVER TO ERIKA.

>>> THANK YOU, THANK YOU DR. HUTCHINGS.

TONIGHT WE DON'T HAVE A PRESENTATION FOR YOU, WE HAD A LOT OF DISCUSSION AT OUR JANUARY 21ST MEETING WHERE WE HEARD A LOT OF THE BOARD'S INITIAL REACTION TO THE CO-LOCATION, SPECIFICALLY OF AFFORDSABLE HOUSING WHICH IS WHAT WE'RE ASKING FOR A DECISION ON TONIGHT.

SINCE THAT TIME, WE HAVE HAD SEVERAL CIVIC ASSOCIATION MEETINGS WHERE WE WERE ABLE TO GO AND PROVIDE AN UPDATE AND RECEIVE FEEDBACK IN THAT WAY.

AND WE DID HAVE ONE COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE ON JANUARY 25TH WHERE WE RECEIVED FEEDBACK SIMILAR TO THE FEEDBACK WE HAD RECEIVED PREVIOUSLY.

AND IN YOUR ATTACHMENTS IS INCLUDED ALL THE COMMUNITY COMMENTS WE HAD COLLECTED UP UNTIL LAST FRIDAY FOR YOUR REVIEW.

AND SO NOW WE WILL TURN IT OVER TO YOU FOR AN ACTION ON WHETHER OR NOT WE WILL INCLUDE THE CO-LOCATION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

AGAIN, JUST SO EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS THE IMPACT.

THIS DECISION WILL ALLOW US TO MOVE FORWARD TO FINALIZE OUR COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS THAT WILL ULTIMATELY BE WHAT WE DESIGN ON THE BUILDING.

SO I'LL TURN IT BACK OVER TO YOU CHAIR ALDERTON.

>> THANK YOU, MS. GULICK.

DO HAVE A MOTION FROM THE BOARD? AND IT LOOKS AS THOUGH I HAVE ANDERSON.

>> THANK YOU CHAIR ALDERTON.

I MOVE THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD EXCLUDE CONSIDERATION OF AFFORDABLE HOUSING FROM THE DESIGN OF MINNIE HOWARD TO ALLOW FOR MAXIMUM FOR FUTURE ACPS USE.

>>> SECOND.

>> OKAY, SO I HAVE A MS. GENTRY WHO SECONDS MS. ANDERSON'S MOTION.

SO I'M GOING TO GO LAID AND CALL FOR THE VOTE.

MEAGHAN ALDZERTON YES.

CINDY ANDERSON.

>> YES.

>> RAMMY GENTRY?

>> YES.

>> JACINTA GREENE.

>>> YES.

>> MARGARET LAURELBURG.

>>> YES.

>> MICHELLE REEF.

>>> YES.

>>> CHRISTOPHERSAUREZ.

>> YES.

>> IN HEATHER THORNTON.

>> YES.

>> SO THE VOTE IS 9-0.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU, EVERYONE.

AND WE ARE GOING TO KEEP ON MOVING.

[16. Update on Hybrid Phased Re-Entry Transition Plan--45 mins. Revised documents uploaded on 2/4/21]

AND SO THE NEXT ITEM ON OUR AGENDA IS AN UPDATE ON OUR HYBRID PHASE RE-ENTRY TRANSITION PLAN.

WITH THAT I'LL GO AHEAD AND TURN IT BACK TO DR. HUTCHINGS.

>> AND THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

WE'RE CONTINUING TO MOVE FORWARD, RIGHT.

IT HAS BEEN ALMOST A YEAR SINCE WE HAVE CLOSED OUR DOORS TO OUR SCHOOL BUILDINGS, IT LITERALLY HAS BEEN ALMOST YEAH 11 MONTHS NOW AND IT WILL BE A YEAR ON MARCH 13TH.

AND I JUST HAVE TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR STAFF, BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING THE VIRTUAL LEARNING THAT OUR STUDENTS NEED DURING THIS TIME OF NEED.

OUR FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING SINCE MARCH 13TH TO ENSURE THAT ALL OF OUR HEALTH AND SAFETY MITIGATIONS WERE IN PLACE AND OUR MEAL DISTRIBUTION AND ALL OF THE CLEANING PROTOCOLS ARE IN COLLABORATION WITH THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE OUR CONTACT TRACING IN PLACE IN OUR COMMUNICATIONS TEAM WORKING WITH ALEXANDRIA HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO ENSURE THAT WE HAVE ALL OF OUR COMMUNICATIONS PLANNING IN PLACE.

IT HAS BEEN A ALL-HANDS-ON-DECK APPROACH LITERALLY, AND WE WORK -- I CAN'T EVEN TELL YOU HOW MUCH U HOW MANY HOURS EACH DAY TO ENSURE THESE THINGS ARE COMING TO FRUITION.

WE'RE AT A POINT NOW WHERE WE'RE GETTING THERE.

THINGS ARE LINED UP, RIGHT.

WE HAVE BEEN ADAMANT ABOUT FOLLOWING VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH GUIDANCE AS WELL AS THE CDC GUIDANCE AND FOLLOWING OUR COMMUNITY HEALTH METRICS THAT WE'RE GOING BE TALKING ABOUT TODAY.

AND ONE THING THAT WE'RE SO FORTUNATE ABOUT AND WE'LL SEE THIS LATER ON AS DR. HERRING GOES THROUGH OUR METRICS FOR RIGHT NOW, WE ARE SEEING A CONSISTENT DECLINE IN OUR COMMUNITY HEALTH MEASUREMENTS, WHICH IS HUGE.

AND THIS IS A BIG DEAL THIS IS WHY WE ARE NOW AT THE POINT WHERE WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO OUR TRANSITION OVER THE NEXT SIX WEEKS.

AND THAT IS WHAT I'M GOING TO BE SHARING WITH THE BOARD TODAY.

B DR. MAZINGO TO SHARE WHAT OUR UPDATES ARE AS WELL AS OUR FOUNDATIONS AND GUIDING PRINCIPLES AND THEN GO RIGHT

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INTEUR HEALTH METRICS AND SHARE OUR TIMELINE OVER THE NEXT SIC WEEKS.

>> YES, THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH DR. HUTCHINGS.

BRIEFLY I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT OUR QUESTIONS WHAT IS THE CURRENT HEALTH GUIDANCE WE'RE CONTINUING TO FOLLOW FOR THE CENTER OF DISEASE CONTROL AS WELL AS THE RECENT REVISIONS FROM THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND A VERY LOCAL OWN HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

YOU'LL HEAR AS DR. HUTCHINGS INDICATED, NUMBER TWO WHAT IS THE REVISED RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN FOR THE NEXT SIX WEEKS.

AND FINALLY, FACILITIES IN OPERATIONS, YES, THEY ARE READY, THEY ARE READY, THEY ARE READY AND THEY WILL PROVIDE AN UPDATE LATER DURING THIS PRESENTATION.

THE NEXT SLIDE, WE CONTINUE TO ENSURE THAT THE WORK FROM ONE -- TO 1.0 TO THIS PLAN AND MAYBE A 6.0, BUT WE'RE CONTINUING TO BE GUIDED BY THESE EIGHT ESSENTIAL PRINCIPLES.

AND AT THE CORE OF THESE PRINCIPLES, AGAIN IS EQUITABLE OPPORTUNITIES, INCLUSIVE VOICES, COLLABORATION, TRUST, COMMUNICATION AS WELL AS ENSURING TEACHER, STAFF AND OTHERS HAVE ACCESS TO TECHNOLOGY.

SO THESE ARE THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES THAT CONTINUE TO FRAME OUR WORK.

AT THIS TIME I WOULD LIKE TO TURN IT OVER TO DR. HERRING.

>> GOOD EVENING.

CAN YOU HEAR ME?

>> YES.

>> GOOD, GOOD EVENING DR. STEPHEN HARRING, THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME HERE TODAY THIS SLIDE HERE SHOWS WHAT THE PUBLIC HEALTH INDICATOR, THE COMMUNITY INDICATORS ARE IN THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA AS OF THIS MORNING.

THE LEFT SIDE, THE UPPER PART SHOWS THAT THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL HAS DIVIDED THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION IN SCHOOLS INTO FIVE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES FROM LOWEST RISK TO HIGHEST RISK.

AND YOU'LL NOTE IT DOESN'T SAY SAFE OR SAFER OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

THIS IS JUST RISK STRATIFICATIONS.

THE LOWER LEFT SHOWS THE TWO CORE INDICATORS THAT ARE IN THE COMMUNITY.

AND ONE OF THOSE CORE INDICATORS IS THE LEVEL OF COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION AND THE TOTAL NUMBER OF CASES PER 100,000 IN THE PREVIOUS 14 DAYS.

AND YOU CAN SEE THAT IT IS 409, I BELIEVE, MY EYES CAN'T QUITE MAKE THAT OWRKTS BUT MORE THAN DOUBLE WHAT THE THRESHOLD IS TO GO FROM THE ORANGE TO THE RED.

SO WHEN YOU'RE GREATER THAN 200, YOU'RE IN THE HIGHEST RISK FOR TRANSMISSION WITHIN A SCHOOL SETTING.

THE SECOND CORE INDICATOR IS THE PERCENT OF THE TESTS THAT TURN OUT POSITIVE IN THE PAST 14 DAYS, THE PERCENT POSSIBLE ACTIVITY.

AND THAT YOU CAN SEE IS IN THE MODERATE RISK CATEGORY.

IT IS BETWEEN 5 AND 8 AND THAT IS WHAT PUTS US IN THE YELLOW.

I'M GOING TO COME BACK TO THE ABILITY OF THE SCHOOL TO IMPLEMENT THE KEY MITIGATION STRATEGIES IN JUST A MINUTE AN SECONDARY INDICATORS.

YOU CAN SEE BOTH OF THE FIRST TWO ARE GREEN.

THE FIRST ONE, THE PERCENT OF CHANGES IN NEW CASES INDICATES THAT WE ACTUALLY ARE HAVING FEWER CASES OVER THE PAST SEVEN DAYS COMPARED TO THE SEVEN DAYS PRIOR TO THAT.

SIMILARLY WE'RE IN THE GREEN OF LOWEST RISK OF PERCENTAGE OF HOSPITALIZATION BEDS IN THE REGION THAT ARE OCCUPIED.

AND IN THE MODERATE RISK WE HAVE THE PERCENT OF HOSPITAL INPATIENT BEDS OBTAINED BY COVID PATIENTS.

THOSE ARE THE SECONDARY INDICATORS.

THE MORE IMPORTANT ARE THE CORE INDICATORS AND I WANT THAT TALK AND HIGHLIGHT THE ABILITY OF THE SCHOOLS TO IMPLEMENT THE FIVE KEY MITIGATION STRATEGYS ARE THE THINGS THAT THE SCHOOL CAN ACTUALLY DIRECTLY CONTROL.

AND THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT HAVE TO DO WITH PHYSICAL DISTANCING, CORRECT AND CONSISTENT USE OF MASKS, HAND HYGIENE RESPIRATORY ETIQUETTE, CLEANING AND DISINFECTION.

AND THEN THE COLLABORATION WITH THE LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT, BOTH IN PREPARATION AND IN CONSULTATION.

AND WHEN THERE ARE CASES IN THE SCHOOL, CONDUCTING THE CONTACT TRACING.

WE DO THE CASE INVESTIGATION, BUT WE WORK A LOT WITH THE STAFF AND THE LEADERSHIP OF THE SCHOOLS AND THE PARENTS WHEN THAT IS THE SITUATION TO DO THAT CHARACTERISTIC TRACING.

THAT IS WHERE WE'RE AT FROM THE PUBLIC HEALTH INDICATORS.

>> DR. HARRING THANK YOU SO MUCH.

FIRST I HAVE TO TELL YOU.

THIS I REALLY APPRECIATE THE WISDOM AND THE GUIDANCE THAT YOU'VE GIVEN US THROUGHOUT THIS TIME.

I MEAN YOU ARE LIKE SPOT-ON WITH THINGS THAT YOU TOLD US THREE MONTHS AGO.

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I'M SO GLAD WE DID LISTEN TO YOU AND EWE DIDN'T IGNORE YOUR GUIDANCE.

YOU SAID THAT WE WERE GOING SEE A SPIKE IN THE THANKSGIVING TIME FRAME AND THAT WE WOULD SEE ANOTHER SPIKE AROUND THE WINTER BREAK AND THEN ABOUT A MONTH AFTER THAT, WE'LL BEGIN SEEING A DECLINE AND HOPEFULLY WE WOULD HAVE A VACCINE BY THEN.

GUESS WHAT, WE DO HAVE A VACCINE IT IS A MONTH AFTER THE WINTER BREAK AND WE'RE SEEING THE DEE KLINE, SO -- DECLINE SO YOU HAVE GIVEN US REALLY GOOD INFORMATION AND GUIDANCE THROUGHOUT THIS PROCESS AND I JUST APPRECIATE THAT.

I WANT TO PUBLICLY JUST TELL YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU FOR THAT.

YOU ARE VERY, VERY WISE AND I KNOW IT IS NOT JUST YOU ALONE, YOU HAVE A GREAT TEAM YOU'RE WORKING WITH, BUT THANK YOU FOR GUIDING US THROUGHOUT THIS PROCESS.

SOE I'M GOING TO GO RIGHT INTO WHAT OUR 6-WEEK TIMELINE LOOKS LIKE.

IT GIVES US VALIDATION AS TO WHY THE TIME IS NOW.

AND HOW WE ARE READY IN REGARDS TO OPENING OUR DOORS FOR OUR FAMILIES THAT HAVE SELECTED THE HYBRID OPTION BACK IN DECEMBER ON OUR FAMILY CHOICE FORM.

SO THIS IS JUST A SERIES OF THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN HAPPENING THIS WEEK AND WHAT IS GOING TO BE HAPPENING OVER THE NEXT FIV BECAUSE NOW WE'RE ALMOST COMPLETE WITH THIS FIRST WEEK.

THIS PAST MONDAY AND TUESDAY AS YOU ALL KNOW, I MET WITH BOARD MEMBERS IN OUR TWO-BY-TWO PROVIDING YOU WITH OVERVIEW AS TO WHERE WE WERE GOING WITH OUR TRANSITION AND SOME OF THE REVISEMENT, THE REVISING AND REFINEMENT THAT HAS BEEN DONE IN REGARDS TO OUR TRANSITION TIMELINE THIS TUESDAY WE MET WITH OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM.

WE MET WITH ALL OF THE PRINCIPALS, OUR ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL, OUR SENIOR LEADERS, OUR DIRECTORS.

WE ALSO MET WITH OUR EAA PRESIDENT, THE EDUCATION ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT, OUR TEACHER ADVISORY COUNCIL CHAIRS AS WELL AS OUR PARENT TEACHER ORGANIZATION, OUR PTAC.

AS WELL.

THIS PAST WEDNESDAY, WHICH WAS YESTERDAY, SEEMS LIKE IT WAS A LONG TIME AGO BUT IT WAS JUST YESTERDAY, I MET WITH OUR ENTIRE STAFF TO DO OR CONDUCT A WEBINAR, AND SPECIFICALLY THIS WEBINAR WAS TO GO OVER ALL OF OUR PLANNING IN REGARDS TO SOME OF THE REVISEMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE IN REGARDS TO OUR TIMELINE, AS WELL AS TO SHARE THE INFORMATION ABOUT OUR RETURN TO SCHOOL STATSZ REPORT.

AND THE BOARD AS YOU ALL ARE VERY FAMILIAR WITH, WE DID AN INTENT TO RETURN DOCUMENT BACK IN ABOUT MOVE TO FIND OUT WHO WAS INTENDING TO RETURN INTO OUR SCHOOL BUILDINGS WHEN POSSIBLE.

NOW WE'RE DOING A RETURN TO SCHOOL.

WE'VE GONE FROM THE INTENT TO NOW IT IS TIME AND WE WILL BE RETURNING BACK INTO OUR SCHOOL BUILDINGS.

SO A PART OF OUR RETURN TO INCLUDES TWO PARTS, PART ONE IS SPECIFICALLY AROUND STAFF MEMBERS ABILITY TO RETURN BACK INTO THEIR WORK LOCATION IN PERSON.

WE KNOW THERE ARE SOME OF OUR STAFF MEMBERS WHO ARE UNABLE TO RETURN IN PERSON BACK INTO OUR SCHOOL BUILDINGS FOR MANY REASONS.

IT COULD BE PREGNANCY OR MEDICAL CONSCIENCE ADA ACCOMMODATIONS OR ANY OF OUR COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS OR THINGS THAT ARE PREVENTING THEM FROM BEING A ABLE TO COME BACK INTO OUR BUILDING AS WELL AS CHILD CARE, BECAUSE WE NOW ARES UNDER FMLA STAFF ARE ABLE TO HAVE CHILD CARE AS A CONCERN IN REGARDS TO RETURNING BACK INTO OUR SCHOOL BUILDINGS OR VARY INTO OUR SCHOOL BUILDINGS.

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RETURN TO SCHOOL VERSUS THE INTENLT-TO-RETURN, IS THAT STAFF MEMBERS WHO ARE UNABLE TO RETURN BACK INTO THEIR WORKPLACE LOCATION IN PERSON, THEY WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE DOCUMENTATION TO OUR HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT BY FEBRUARY 16TH.

SO THIS WILL BE DOCUMENTATION THAT VALID DATES THEIR SOME FORM OF MEDICAL CONDITION.

AND WE'RE NOT SPECIFICALLY FOR WHAT MEDICAL CONDITION THAT THEY HAVE, BUT THAT THERE IS A MEDICAL CONDITION THAT DOES NOT ALLOW THEM TO RETURN BACK INTO THE WORKPLACE IN PERSON, SWLS, YOU KNOW, THE OTHER THINGS I MENTIONED, PREG INSTANCE CIRCUMSTANCE ADA ACCOMMODATION, CHILD CARE RESTRICTIONS AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE SO WE'RE GOING BE COLLECTING THAT OVER THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

STAFF WILL HAVE THE ABILITY TO COMPLETE THIS FORM.

WE'RE EXPECTING 100%, JUST LIKE WHEN WE DID OUR INTENT-TO-RETURN FORM.

STAFF WILL HAVE UNTIL FEBRUARY 9TH TO COMPLETE THIS DOCUMENT.

SO THAT IS THE FIRST PART OF THE DOCUMENT.

THE SECOND PART OF THE RETURN-TO-SCHOOL STATUS REPORT, IT ENTAILS INFORMATION REGARDING VACCINATIONS.

AS YOU KNOW AND ONCE AGAIN DR. HARRING AND HIS TEAM HAVE MADE IT POSSIBLE FOR HIS TEAM TO HAVE VACCINATIONS HERE IN ALEXANDRIA AND PRESSED THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA TO MAKE EDUCATORS AND STAFF MEMBERS WHO ARE PART OF OUR PRE-K-12 SECONDER COULD BE PART OF THE 1B GROUP AND WE'RE GETTING THEM AND THEY

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ARE IT IS AWESOME.

I GET MY SECOND ONE FEBRUARY 11TH, I CAN'T WAIT TO GET MY SECOND DOSE.

BUT THE SECOND PART OF THIS RETURN-TO-SCHOOL STATUS REPORT IS GETTING INFORMATION FROM OUR STAFF REGARDING THEIR VACCINATION.

IF THEY'VE GOTTEN THEIR FIRST DOSE AND WHEN THAT HAPPENED.

IF THEY'VE GOTTEN THEIR SECOND DOSE, OR IF THEY'RE PLANNING TO GET THEIR SECOND DOSE OR IF THEY'RE ON A WAIT LIST WAITING TO GET THEIR DOSE, OR IF THEY'RE NOT PLANNING TO GET THE VACCINE AT ALL OR THE FACT THEY MAY NOT WANT TO DISCLOSE THAT INFORMATION TO US, BECAUSE BY LAW, WE CANNOT REQUIRE THEM TO DISCLOSE THEIR VACCINATION STATUS TO US.

BUT WE DO HAVE THE RIGHT TO ASK THEM.

AND WE HOPE THEY WILL SHARE THAT INFORMATION, BECAUSE IT WILL HELP US WITH SOME OF OUR INTERNAL PLANNING IN REGARDS TO HEALTH AND SAFETY PLANS AS WELL AS WE DO HAVE TO SUBMIT STATISTICS TO THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION SO WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE OUR OVERALL STAFF AND VACCINATION REPORT SO THAT IS WHAT THE RETURN TO SCHOOL STATUS ENTAILS.

IT IS GONE LIVE.

WE'VE ALREADY HAD OVER 1,000 PEOPLE ALREADY COMPLETE THE DOCUMENT IN JUST A DAY, SO, YOU KNOW, IT IS A GOOD THING THAT STAFF, THEY ARE GOING IN AND GETTING THIS INFORMATION COMPLETED, BECAUSE IT IS VERY PERTINENT INFORMATION FOR US AND WE REALLY NEED THAT.

TOMORROW -- I'M SORRY, TODAY WHICH IS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 4TH.

AS YOU ALL KNOW WE'RE HAVING A BOARD MEETING RIGHT NOW, BUT WE ALSO HAVE STAFF MEMBERS WHO ARE GOING GET VACCINATED THROUGH THE ALEXANDRIA HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

THEY HAVE DESIGNATED SLOTS SPECIFICALLY FOR ACPS STAFF.

ALL OF OUR STAFF MEMBERS WHO WERE NOT ABLE TO GET THEIR FIRST DOSE COULD GO AND GET THEIR DOSES DONE NOW AS WELL AS THEY'RE GOING BE OPEN STATIONS THIS SATURDAY, WHICH IS A GREAT THING THANKS TO THE ALEXANDRIA HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

TOMORROW WE WILL BE SENDING OUT THROUGH OUR ACPS EXPRESS AND INSIDER INFORMATION REGARDING OUR VISIONS TO OUR TRANSITION TIMELINE SO THAT THE COMMUNITY CITY AWARE OF THOSE REVISIONS AS WELL AS OUR PLANNING OVER THE NEXT SIX WEEKS.

AND YOU CAN SEE THROUGHOUT THIS WEEK, THESE WERE INTENTIONAL.

YOU WORK WITH BOARD MEMBERS ON A TWO-BY-TWO BASIS, WORK WITH LEADERSHIP AND OUR STAFF AND OUR DIVISION TRANSITION TEAM.

WE COME TO A BOARD MEETING TO SPEAK PUBLICLY ABOUT IT AND THEN IT GOES OUT INTO OUR COMMUNITY.

THAT REALLY IS THE PATTERN THAT WE LIKE TO USE TO HAVE THE APPROPRIATE MESSAGING AND THE RIGHT INFORMATION GOING OUT INTO OUR COMMUNITY.

I KNOW ON WEDNESDAY, UNFORTUNATELY, WE DID HAVE SOME INFORMATION THAT WAS RELEASED THAT WAS NOT RELEASED BY ACPS.

AND IT WAS UNFORTUNATE THAT THAT INFORMATION WENT OUT BEFORE WE WERE ABLE TO TALK TO OUR STAFF.

BECAUSE WE REALLY WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR STAFF MEMBERS -- BECAUSE THEY'RE INTERNAL INDIVIDUALS AND PART OF OUR EMPLOYMENT BASE -- THAT THEY ARE INFORMED BEFORE THE PUBLIC IS INFORMED.

AND UNFORTUNATELY, WE DRIED, YOU KNOW, SOMEONE RELEASE THAT INFORMATION PUBLICLY ONTO SOCIAL MEDIA.

AND IT WAS OUT IN THE COMMUNITY.

I EXPRESSED THAT DURING THE WEBINAR WITH OUR STAFF, BUT IT WAS DEFINITELY SOMETHING THAT, YOU KNOW, IT WAS JUST A LITTLE DISHEARTENING BECAUSE IT DID CAUSE, YOU KNOW, OUR STAFF MEMBERS TO QUESTION AND HAVE CONCERNS BECAUSE THEY HADN'T HEARD OF THAT INFORMATION YET.

AND HEARING FROM SOMEONE ON THE OUTSIDE CAN ALWAYS CAUSE MISCOMMUNICATION AND SOMEWHAT OF AN UPROAR.

ALSO, I JUST WANT TO MENTION THIS WHILE I'M HERE, THERE WAS SOME INFORMATION WAS POSTED WITH THAT ENTAILED EMPLOYEE ID NUMBERS, WHICH WAS, UNFORTUNATE AS WELL, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, OUR EMPLOYEE ID NUMBERS ARE NOT CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION, BUT IT INFORMATION.

OUR EMPLOYEES' ID INFORMATION.

IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE JUST DON'T WANT OUT IN SOCIAL MEDIA OR ON PEOPLE'S TEXTS MESSAGES.

AND UNFORTUNATELY, THAT WAS POSTED THIS WEEK, WHICH ALSO CAUSED A MAJOR CONCERN.

WE GOT SOME INFORMATION SENT OUT TO OUR STAFF TODAY JUST TO SHARE WITH THEM SOME OF THE PRECAUTIONS THAT WE'RE TAKING BECAUSE THIS MATTER, IT IS SERIOUS.

AND IT DOES FORTUNATELY HAVE SOME NEGATIVE IMPLICATIONS FOR US INTERNALLY WITH OUR OPERATIONAL PIECE.

BUT WE'RE WORKING THROUGH THOSE.

BUT IT COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED, YOU KNOW, AND IT IS UNFORTUNATE THAT THAT OCCURRED THIS WEEK.

BUT I'LL ADDRESS THAT ON A SEPARATE TIME.

I WANTED TO GET THAT OUT THERE, BECAUSE I KNOW MANY OF OUR STAFF MEMBERS HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT IT FOR THE PAST DAY.

NEXT WEEK, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8TH WE'RE GOING TO BEGIN WHAT WE CALL OUR RE-IGNITE DAYS THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO ACTUALLY PROVIDE COMMUNITY CIRCLES AND LIKE FAQS FOR OUR STAFF.

WE'RE CALLING THIS FIRST REIGNITE DAY MORE OF A LISTENING TOUR, A LISTENING SESSION.

BECAUSE OUR STAFF, THEY'VE GOT A LOT OF THIS INFORMATION, THEY HAVE ALL

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OF THIS ON WEDNESDAY.

AND THEY HAVE A LOT OF QUESTIONS.

AND THEY HAVE SOME ANXIETY ABOUT, HEY, NOW IT IS TIME TO PIVOT INTO THIS NEW, YOU KNOW NEW WAY OF DOING THINGS.

THAT ALWAYS BRINGS ANXIETY TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE GIVING THEM THE SAFE SPACE TO BE ABLE TO GET THE SUPPORT AND FOR US TO WORK THROUGH ANY CHALLENGES OR FEARS OR ANXIETY THAT THEY'RE DEALING WITH AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME.

IT IS NOT GOING TO BE THE ONLY TIME WE TALK WITH THEM, AS YOU'LL SEE THROUGHOUT THE TREND OF FEBRUARY, EACH WEEK WE'RE GOING TO BE PROVIDING THESE OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP OUR STAFF MEMBERS REALLY JUST GET PREPARED FOR THE REOPENING OF OUR SCHOOLS.

IN ADDITION TO US PROVIDING, YOU KNOW, THAT SAFE SPACE, WE ALSO WILL BE SHARING CHILD CARE INFORMATION.

BECAUSE SOME OF OUR STAFF MEMBERS HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR CHILD CARE NEEDS.

VACCINATION INFORMATION, THEY HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT THEIR VACCINE OR FUTURE VACCINATION LIKE THOSE TWO.

AND ALSO PROVIDING PROFESSIONAL LEARNING IN REGARDS TO CONCURRENT TEACHING AND WE'VE BEEN DOING THAT ALREADY.

AND BUT WE'RE NOW GOING TO BE BRINGING SOME MORE STRATEGIES AND PRACTICES SO THAT THE WHOLE CONCURRENT TEACHING METHODOLOGY OUR STAFF WILL NEIL COMFORTABLE AS OUR STUDENTS WHO HAVE SELECTED HYBRID ARE RETURNING BACK INTO OUR SCHOOL BUILDINGS.

>> ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH, JUST, YOU KNOW, A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT THIS, BECAUSE WE'VE GOT SOME E-MAILS OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS.

THE FALL SEASON OF ATHLETICS WILL BEGIN ON FEBRUARY 15TH.

JUST SO THAT EVERYBODY IS AWARE.

I KNOW THAT MR. PARKER WHO IS OUR ATHLETIC DIRECTOR.

HE HAS SENT INFORMATION OUT TO ALL OF OUR ATHLETES.

I WANT TO SAY IT WENT OUT TODAY SO EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE THAT INFORMATION OUT THERE.

AND COACHS ARE REACHING OUT TO THEIR PLAYERS AND HAVE THEIR PROCESSES IN PLACE.

OUR COACHES HAVE ALREADY GONE THROUGH A NUMBER OF TRAINING SESSIONS OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF MONTHS TO BE PREPARED FOR THE TIME WHEN WE PIVOTED TO, YOU KNOW, BRINGING BACK ATHLETICS AND HOW WE HAVE TO FOLLOW NOW THESE NEW CDC GUIDELINES WITH THE ATHLETICS.

SO IT DOESN'T LOOK EXACTLY THE SAME AS IT USED TO.

YOU KNOW, BECAUSE ATHLETES ARE REQUIRED TO WEAR MASKS AT ALL TIMES.

BUT THEY WILL BE SHARED WITH SOME OF THE REVISIONS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE FOR THE FALL SPORTS SEASON.

BUT ACPS IS PARTICIPATING THE FALL SPORTS SEASON.

YOU'LL SEE THE TREND AS I MENTIONED BEFORE IN FEBRUARY WE'LL CONTINUE HAVING OUR RE-IGNITE DAYS TO PROVIDE THE NECESSARY SUPPORTS AND PREPARATION FOR OUR STAFF AND IF YOU GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE ON MARCH 1ST.

THE EXPECTATION IS THAT WE'LL HAVE ALL OF OUR STAFF WHO ARE ABLE TO TO RETURN INTO THEIR WORK SPACE IN PERSON, THAT THEY WILL BEGIN TRANSITIONING BACK TO THE SCHOOL BUILDINGS OR OFFICES IN ACPS.

THOSE WHO ARE NOT ABLE TO RETURN, THEY WILL HAVE ALREADY SENT US THEIR DOCUMENTATION, BECAUSE THAT DOCUMENTATION IS DUE ON FEBRUARY 16TH.

AND THEY WILL BE IN A VIRTUAL STATUS SO THEY WILL NOT BE ON A LEAVE STATUS.

T PRIOR TO THIS.

BUT THEY WILL DOCUMENTATION TO BE IN THE VIRTUAL STATUS AND STILL MEMBERS OF ACPS, BECAUSE THIS IS PANDEMIC THAT IS NOT GOING TO ENDS, YOU KNOW IN THE NEXT MONTH SO WE'VE GOT A LONG WAY TO GO IN REGARDS TO THIS WHOLE PANDEMIC.

WE ALSO ARE GOING HAVE OUR FIRST GROUP OF STUDENTS NOW RETURNING INTO OUR SCHOOL BUILDINGS OR TRANSITIONING INTO OUR SCHOOL BUILDINGS.

AND THESE ARE STUDENTS FROM GRADES K-5 WHO ARE RECEIVING SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES THROUGH OUR CITYWIDE PROGRAM OR SELF-CONTAINED PROGRAM SLTION STUDENTS IN K-5 RECEIVING EL OR ENGLISH LEARNER SERVICES OR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION SERVICES.

THESE ARE STUDENT WHOSE FAMILY SELECTED THE HYBRID OPTION BACK IN DECEMBER WHEN WE DID OUR FAMILY CHOICE FORM.

THOSE ARE FIRST GROUP OF STUDENTS WHO WILL TRANSITION INTO OUR SCHOOL BUILDINGS.

THE FOLLOWING WEEK WHICH IS MARCH 9TH, WE WILL HAVE OUR SECOND GROUP OF STUDENTS TRANSITIONING THESE ARE IN STUDENTS GRADE 6-12 WHO ARE RECEIVING SPECIALIZED INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES THROUGH OUR CITYWIDE PROGRAM, OURSELVES TAKENNED -- SELF-CONTAINED PROGRAM AS WELL AS STUDENTS IN GRADES 6-12 WHO ARE RECEIVING EL SERVICES, PARTICULARLY THOSE STUDENTS WHO ARE RECEIVING OUR NEW EL SERVICES.

AND THEN THE FOLLOWING WEEK WHICH WILL BE MARCH 16TH, ALL OF OUR REMAINING STUDENTS FROM PREK-12 WHO SLEKED TH WILL BE TRANGSITIONING INTO OUR SCHOOL BUILDINGS AS WELL AS OUR ADULT EKE PROGRAM.

YOU'LL SEE THERE HAS BEEN SOME REVISIONS TO OUR TIMELINE IN REGARDS TO GROUPS WE'VE COLLAPSED SOME OF THE GROUPS AND NOW JUST THREE GROUPS OF STUDENTS WHO ARE TRANSITIONING OVER A 3-WEEK PERIOD.

BUT INITIALLY WE WERE PLANNING TO OPEN OUR DOORS FOR THE FIRST GROUP ON

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FEBRUARY 16TH WE HAVE NOW MOVED THAT TO MARCH 1ST.

AND THAT OUR FINAL GROUP OF KIDS, MEANING ALL OF OUR STUDENTS INITIALLY WERE ALL GOING BE IN OUR BUILDINGS MARCH 9TH WHICH HAS BEEN MOVED TO MARCH 16TH.

WE'RE IN A SITUATION WHERE THINGS ARE ALIGNED AT THIS POINT.

THE COMMUNITY, HEALTH METRICS ARE AS DR. HARRING JUST SHOWED, OUR POSSIBLE ACTIVITYVATE A MODERATE RISK LEVEL AT THIS POINT.

PER 100,000 IS AT HIGHEST RISK, BUT THOSE TOGETHER WE'RE WE'RE AT A HIGH RISK LEVEL, WE'RE NOT AT THE HIGHEST, WE HAVEN'T BEEN AT ORANGE FOREVER.

IT IS HAS BEEN CONSISTENT FOR FAST WEEK FROM A SCHOOL IMPACT SIDE AND DR. HARD WILL BE TALKING ABOUT THIS LATER ON IN THE PRESENTATION, BUT OUR FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS TEAM SO HAVE PUT DISPENSER, SOAP DISPENSER AND AIR QUALITY YOU KNOW, CHECKS THROUGHOUT OUR SCHOOL BUILDINGS AND MAKING THE REFINEMENTS AND MITIGATIONS AND RECALL OF OUR TEMPERATURE CHECKS AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE HAVE BEEN DONE SO 100% OF OUR HEALTH AND SAFETY MITIGATIONS ARE INTACT.

AND ACPS, SO THIS IS WHY I KEEP TELLING YOU UN, OUR STAFF AS WELL AS OUR COMMUNITY, WE ARE NOW READY.

IT IS NOW TIME FOR THIS PIVOT TO OCCUR.

SO I WANT TOO TALK REALLY QUICKLY ABOUT SOME OF THE -- GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE -- SOME OF THE RE-IGNITE DAYS.

AND I MENTIONED TO YOU ALL ABOUT THE COMMUNITY CIRCLES AND CONCURRENT TEACHING.

WYNN THING I WANTED TO MENTION WHICH REALLY TWO THINGS THAT ARE VERY IMPORTANT.

ONE IS OUR OPENING SCHOOL BUILDING CHECKLIST.

AND WE'RE GOING BE TALKING ABOUT THAT TODAY THAT OUR PRINCIPALS ARE WORKING THROUGH THEIR PRINCIPAL PLAYBOOK.

THE OTHER IS OUR SEAL MONDAY AGENDAS AND WE'RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT THAT DURING THIS PRESENTATION AS WELL.

BUT I WANTED TO POINT OUT THOSE TWO MAIN AREAS.

THOSE ARE KEY FACTORS AS WE TRANSITION OUR STUDENTS AND OUR STAFF BACK INTO OUR SCHOOL BUILDINGS AS WELL AS HOW WE MAINTAIN SOME OF THE SOCIAL OR CONTINUE TO MEET SOME OF THE SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL, AS WELL AS ACADEMIC NEEDS OF OUR STUDENTS, EVEN THOSE WHO DO NOT TRANSITION IN OUR HYBRID LEARNING MODEL SO I'M GOING TO TURN THINGS OVER TO I BELIEVE IT IS DR. HART ARE YOU NEXT? I'M SORRY, IT IS MS. PETERS IS NEXT.

I'M SORRY.

>> THANK YOU, THANK YOU DR. HUTCHINGS AND GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYONE.

THE ACPS REOPENING SCHOOL LIST WAS COLLABORATIVELY DEVELOPED WITH EDUCATIONAL DEVELOPMENTS AND OUR SCHOOL PRINCIPAL.

THE SCHOOL PRINCIPALS HAVE BEEN WORKING COLLABORATIVELY IN WORK TEAMS TO DETAIL ALL OF THE ACTION ITEMS REQUIRED FOR A SAFE OPENING.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THE SAMP THAL I'M SHARING WITH YOU THIS EVENING IS A PARTIAL REPRESENTATION OF A COMPREHENSIONIVE LIST THAT INCLUDES MORE THAN 70 ACTION ITEMS. THE ULTIMATE GOAL OF THE CHECKLIST IN ADDITION TO GUIDING A SAFE REOPENING FOR OUR STUDENTS AND STAFF IS TO ENSURE THAT THERE IS CONSISTENCY AMONGST ALL ACPS SCHOOLS AND PLANNING FOR REOPENING.

THE CHECKLIST INCLUDES ACTION ITEMS AND ALLOWS PRINCIPALS TOES A STESES STATUS OF THEIR PROGRESS AND COMPLETION OF ACTION ITEMS IN FOUR CATEGORY, TO INCLUDE COMPLETING, ONGOING IN PROGRESS, NEEDS ATTENTION OR NOT STARTED.

THE CHECKLIST ALSO INCLUDES THE DIVISION LEVEL SUPPORT AND TARGETED COMPLETION DATE SO THAT PRINCIPALS ARE AWARE OF ENDS OF WEEK DELIVERABLES FOR EACH ACTION ITEM LEADING UP TO REOPENING SO WALKING YOU THROUGH THE SAMPLE REPRESENTATION OF OUR CHECKLISTLY PROVIDE YOU EXAMPLES OF ACTION ITEMS FROM OUR COMPREHENSIVE LIST, MARKED SPACES WITH SIGNAGE TO INDICATE SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES THIS ACTION ITEM WAS COMPLETED BY ALL SCHOOLS BY ALL PRINCIPALS ON JANUARY AGETH.

WE WORKED COLLABORATIVELY WITH OUR SCHOOL CUSTODIANS AND FACILITIES TO PLACE THESE MARKER THROUGHOUT OUR BUILDING.

>> DETERMINE AND COMMUNICATE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING RESOURCES OUR OFFICE OF PROFESSIONAL LEARNING HAS CREATED A CAMPUS PAGE THAT INCLUDESES RESOURCES AND MOD DUELS AND THIS CAMPUS PAGE WAS SHARED WITH ALL SCHOOL PRINCIPAL LAST WEEK ON JANUARY 27TH TO SHARE WITH OUR SCHOOL STAFF AND COREYCA POWSKI HAS BEEN WORKING WITH SCHOOL PRINCIPALS HOW TO ROLL THESE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING RESOURCES AND MODULES OUT OF OUR SCHOOL STAFF.

TO DETERMINE AND COMMUNICATE HAND WASHING MODULE FOR STACH TO COMPLETE, THAT WAS A PART OF THE WORK THAT MR.CA POWSKI HAS DONE ON THE CAMPUS PAGE, IN ADDITION TO THE NEXT ACTION ITEM, SUPPORT AND INTEGRATE HYBRID LEARNING RESOURCES.

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THERE IS A FULL PAGE OF TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES THAT OUR SCHOOL STAFF CAN ACCESS TO SUPPORT THEM IN CONCURRENT TEACHING.

FINALIZE FOOD SERVICE WALK-THROUGHS TO DETERMINE HOW BREAKFAST AND LUNCH SERVICE WILL OCCUR ALONG WITH FOOD DISTRIBUTION IN SELECT SCHOOLS.

ALL SCHOOLS HAVE SCHEDULED APPOINTMENTS WITH OUR OFFICE OF NUTRITION SERVICES.

SO THROUGH THE FACILITIES DEPARTMENT SO THAT WE CAN HAVE WALK-THROUGHS WITH OUR CAFETERIA STAFF SO THAT WE CAN WALK THROUGH HOW BREAKFAST WILL OCCUR, HOW LUNCH WILL OCCUR AND SPECIFIC SCHOOLS THAT ARE ALSO FOOD DISTRIBUTION SITES HOW THAT WILL BE HANDLED WHEN SCHOOL DOES REOPEN.

AND THE COMPLETION DATE FOR ALL SCHOOLS IS FEBRUARY 5TH.

>> FININGALIZED HEALTH AND ANNEX WALK-THROUGHS AND PREPARE HEALTH ANNEX ALL STUDENTS HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH DR. INJURARD TO SCHEDULE WALK-THROUGHS OF OUR HEALTH ANNEX WHICH IS SIMILAR TO WHAT WE COULD CALLED AN -- CALL AN ISOLATION ROOM WHEN STUDENTS ARE REPORTING SCHOOL AND DISPLAYING SYMPTOMS WE WOULD HAVE STUDENTS TROTTER THE HEALTH ANNEX.

WE'RE DOING WALK-THROUGHS WITH DR. INJURARD TO LOOK AT THOSE SPACES AND -- GIRRARD AND LOOK AT THOSE SPACES AND COMPLETEDLY FEBRUARY 18TH.

ORGANIZED DISTRIBUTION SITE AND PROTOCOLS OF PPE.

ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS HAVE RECEIVED THEIR DISTRIBUTION OF PPE FROM FACILITIES, BUT PRINCIPALS ARE DEVELOPING SCHOOL-BASED PROTOCOLS OF HOW THESE WILL BE DISTRIBUTED AMONGST SCHOOL STAFF.

AND STUDENTS WHO WILL NEED THEM.

AND THIS PROLT KOLL WILL BE DEVELOPED BY ALL PRINCIPALS BY FEBRUARY 18TH.

FORM PRINCIPALS' WORK TEAM AND DEVELOP A DAY-IN-THE LIFE SIMULATION JOURNEY, OUR PRINCIPALS DIVIDED MUCH OF THE WORK WE HAVE TO DO AMONGST WORK TEAMS SWRESM A TEAM OF PRINCIPALS WORKING ON A PROTOCOL FOR OUR SIMULATIONS.

AND SEVERERY PRINCIPAL WILL DEVELOP A DAY IN THE LIFE SIMULATION THAT CAN BE SHARED WITH OUR SCHOOL STAFF AND COMMUNITY.

AND THAT WILL BE COMPLETED BY FEBRUARY 18TH AS WELL.

>>> CONFIRM STUDENT COHORT GROUPS FOR IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL LEARNING SO WHEN WE RECEIVED OUR DOCUMENTATION FROM OUR PARENTS REGARDING THEIR CHOICE FOR HYBRID AND VIRTUAL, ALL OF THIS INFORMATION WAS PLACED POWE SCHOOL.

BUT PRINCIPALS HAVE BEEN ASKED TO CONTINUOUSLY CONFIRM THIS INFORMATION BECAUSE IT HAS IMPLICATION FOR SO MANY OTHER DEPARTMENTS TO ENSURE BUTSING CAPACITY, TO ENSURE CLASS EXPIEZ TO ENSURE THAT WE'RE IN COMPLIANCE WITH CDC PROTOCOLS AND HEALTH MITIGATION FACTORS.

>> AND THEN FINALLY SET UP AND TEST ADDITIONAL TECHNOLOGY FOR CONCURRENT INSTRUCTION.

ALL OF OUR TECHNOLOGY HAS ALREADY BEEN DELIVERED TO OUR SCHOOLS AND OUR SCHOOL-BASED ADMINISTRATIVE TEAMS WILL BE WORKING OVER THE NEXT MONTH TO WORK WITH TEACHERS TO SET THEM UP IN THEIR CLASSROOMS SO THAT THEY'RE READY FOR HYBRID LEARNING FOR PLAR ONES.

THIS YEAR -- MARCH 1ST.

THE THIS WEEK I SHARED A PARTIAL REPRESENTATION OF OUR CHECKLIST.

IN FUTURE WEEKS OUR OTHER PRINCIPAL LEADS MR. BINAM AND MISPASCAL WILL SHARE CHECKLIST WITH YOU AS IT IS MORE COMPREHENSIVE CHECKLIST.

THANK YOU, DR. HUTCHINGS.

>> DR. WILKINS.

>> THANK YOU, PRINCIPAL PETERS AND DR. HUTCHINGS.

HELLO BOARD MEMBERS.

I'M STEPHEN WILKINS CHIEF OF STAFF.

LY WILL COVER MORE OF THE SPECIFICS OF THE RETURN TO WORK FORM THAT DR. HUTCHINGS DESCRIBED IN THE TIMELINE AND HE INTRODUCED ON HIS WEBINAR THIS IS A DUAL PURPOSE FORM,TO STAFF AVAILABLE TO TRANSITION FROM REMOTE WORK TO THEIR ACPS WORK LOAKSZ ON MARCH 1ST.

AND SECOND, IT COLLECTS THE VACCINATION STATUS OF EACH EMPLOYEE.

AS WE LOOK AT THE RETURN-TO-WORK POSE ONE QUESTION TO THE EMPLOYEE.

ARE YOU ABLE TO REPORT TO YOUR ACPS WORK LOCATION IN PERSON IN AND THE EMPLOYEE COULD SELECT AND ANSWER FROM THREE OPTIONS, FIRST, I AM ABLE TO TRANSITION IN-PERSON, SECT, I AM UNABLE TO TRANSITION IN-PERSON DUE TO PREGNANCY, MEDICAL REASONS, ADA ACCOMMODATION OR COVID-RELATED EXCEPTION UNDER THE FAMILY FIRST CARES ACT.

AND THEN THIRD, WE WANTED TO CHECK CHILD CARE CONCERNS.

AND SO WE HAVE AN ANSWER HERE WHICH SAYS, I'M UNABLE TO TRANSITION IN-PERSON DUE A LACK OF CHILD CARE.

AND ALL EMPLOYEES WHO ASK FOR AN EXCEPTION ARE ASK TO SEND THEIR DOCUMENTATION TO HUMAN RESOURCES BY FEBRUARY 16TH.

I EMPHASIZE THAT THE REQUEST FOR DOCUMENTATION IS A STANDARD PRACTICE FOR EMPLOYEE ACCOUNTABILITY.

AS YOU KNOW, ANY TIME AN EMPLOYEE IS NOT AT WORK, THE PERSON SHOULD BE ON AN APPROVED ABSENCE, SUCH AS LEAVE OF ALL TYPES.

THE SAME ACCOUNTABILITY PROCESS APPLIES IN THIS REMOTE WORK SITUATION.

IN THIS CASE WE'RE ASKING OUR EMPLOYEES FOR DOCUMENTATIONS TO SHOW WHY THEY CANNOT RETURN IN PERSON AND MUST REMAIN IN A REMOTE WORK STATUS DUE TO EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES.

IF EMPLOYEE WILL SUBMIT THE DOCUMENTATION TO EXPLAIN THEIR WORK CONDITION DIRECTLY TO HR AND AN HR CUSTOMER SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE WILL CONFIRM

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WITH THE EMPLOYEE TO VALID DATE THE REQUEST.

OF COURSE, ADDITIONAL INFORMATION MAY BE REQUIRED TO VALID DATE THE REQUEST, SO IT MAY TAKE A FEW DAYS TO MAKE A DECISION ON THESE CASES.

GENERALLY, HOWEVER, WHILE SUCH REVIEW IS UNDER WAY, THE EMPLOYEE WOULD REMAIN IN A REMOTE WORK SITUATION PENDING A DECISION.

SO AGAIN, THE EMPLOYEE WOULD STAY IN A REMOTE WORK STATUS PENDING REVIEW.

NOW LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE VACCINATION STATUS.

AS DR. HUTCHINGS MENTIONED, ACPS NEEDS TO NOVAC 16 NATION STATUS FOR ASSIST WITH OUR HEALTH AND SAFETY MITIGATIONS AND TO DETERMINE HOW BEST TO SERVE OUR WORK FORCE THAT SAFETY NEED.

WE ALSO NEED TO PROVIDE THIS INFORMATION TO THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, BECAUSE IT IS REQUESTING SUCH INFORMATION FROM LOCAL SCHOOL DRITIONS -- DIVISIONS TO HELP INFORM STAYEDWIDE VACCINE LOGISTIC STRATEGIES AND INTERVENTIONS AS WELL AS SUPPORT THE OPERATIONAL NEEDS OF LOCAL SCHOOL DIVISIONS ON THE RELATED SUPPORTS.

WE ARE ASKING THAT EVERY EMPLOYEE COMPLETE THIS FORM SO THAT WE CAN GATHER THE MOST ACCURATE INFORMATION POSSIBLE ABOUT OUR VACCINATION STATUS WE PROVIDE A NUMBER OF QUESTIONS THAT AN EMPLOYEE COULD SELECT, AS WAS MENTIONED THERE ARE 6 THAT ARE HERE.

AND WE ALSO HAVE A DROPDOWN TO THESE QUESTION WHERE AN EMPLOYEE ENTERS A SPECIFIC DATE OF THE FIRST AND SECOND DOSE.

AGAIN, THIS DETAILED DATA WILL BE SHARED WITH OUR HEALTH DEPARTMENT TO INFORM ABOUT THE SCHEDULING OF APPOINTMENTS.

I DO WANT TO POINT OUT AGAIN AS THE LAST QUESTION OR THE LAST BULLET ON THIS SELECTION STATES "I PREFER NOT TO DISCLOSE THIS INFORMATION".

SO THIS IS A VOLUNTEER DWHEA WE ARE ASKING OF OUR EMPLOYEES.

AND WE DO HOPE, HOWEVER, THEY WILL PROVIDE US THE INFORMATION THAT THEY CAN.

IN SUMMARY, WE ARE WORKING TO COLLECT INFORMATION ABOUT OUR ABILITY TO RETURN TO OUR WORK LOCATIONS AS WELL AS DETERMINE OUR VACCINATION STATUS.

THIS CONCLUDES MY BRIEFING AND I'LL TURN IT OVER TO DIRECT OVER REP DR. ALICIA HART.

>>> THANK YOU SO MUCH DR. WILKINS AND BOARD MEMBER AND LISTENING PUBLIC.

MS. PETERS DID A GREAT JOB EARLIER TODAY ELUDING TO FACILITIES AND OPERATION AND COLLABORATION WITH BUILDING PRINCIPLES ON OUR READINESS STRATEGY.

I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT TODAY JUST THE FACT THAT THE FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS HAS BEEN WORKING REALLY FOR MONTHS TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR BUILDINGS ARE READY.

OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS WE HAVE BEEN COLLABORATING VERY HEAVILY WITH OUR BUILDING PRINCIPLES ON SUCH THINGS AS PEACE PROCESS MAKING SURE THE NECESSARY PPE HAS ALREADY BEEN DELIVERED TO SCHOOLS.

IF THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL NEED FOR PPE OUR BUILDING LEADERSHIP IS WORKING DIRECTLY WITH OUR MAINTENANCE AND CUSTODIAL SERVICES OFFICE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE FULFILL THAT NEED.

AND WE WILL CONTINUOUSLY BE DELIVERING PPE TO SITES AS NEEDED.

WE HAVE DECIDED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH ORDERING TEMPERATURE SCANNING UNITS.

THESE UNITS WILL ACTUALLY HELP US BE ABLE TO SCAN A MULTIPLE STUDENTS AND STAFF IN OUR BUILDINGS MUCH QUICKER AND MUCH MORE EFFICIENTLY THAN THE HAND-HELD OPERATIONS THAT WE'VE BEEN DOING, REALLY SINCE MARCH OF THIS YEAR.

THOSE UNITS ARE ACTUALLY HERE NOW.

AND MAINTENANCE AND CUSTODIAL SERVICES UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF A ANITA CORDOVA IS MAKING SURE WE'RE DELIVERING THOSE TO SCHOOLS AND WORKING WITH BUILDING LEADERSHIP TO DETERMINE WHERE EACH OF THE SCANNING UNITS SHOULD BE LOCATED.

>> OUR CLEANING PROCEDURES HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED.

THAT IS LOCATED IN OUR FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS RETURN TO SCHOOL GUIDANCE.

AND WE ARE, AGAIN, COLLABORATING WITH OUR SCHOOL PRINCIPALS ON EXECUTION PLANNING.

PRINCIPALS HAVE BEEN PROVIDED WITH THE TEMPLATE AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK WITH EACH BUILDING PRINCIPAL TO MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN SUPPORT THE EXECUTION OF THEIR INDIVIDUALIZED SIMULATIONS PRIOR TO RETURN TO SCHOOL OUR FOOD SERVICES OFFICE HAS CONTINUED TO WORK HAND IN HAND WITH BUILDING SCHOOL LEADERSHIP ON THE GRAB-AND-GO BREAKFAST AND LUNCH IN THE CLASSROOM OPTIONS.

WE WILL LOOK FORWARD TO DELIVERING AN FAQ SPECIFICALLY ON MEAL SERVICE OPERATIONS IN THE COMING WEEKS.

AND MEALS ARE BEING BASED ARE BEING PLANNED BASED ON SEATS IN THE CLASSROOM.

>> OUR SCHOOL SAFETY AND SECURITY OFFICE CONTINUES TO WORK ON MAKING SURE THAT OUR S FOR A STUDENT RETURN.

THAT DOES INCLUDE SCHOOL SAFETY DRILLS THAT WILL BE SCHEDULED DURING THE WEEK OF MARCH 1ST.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

>> SO I DO WANT TO SPECIFICALLY HIGHLIGHT OUR TRANSPORTATION UPDATE.

AND I DO HAVE OUR WONDERFUL DIRECTOR OF TRANSPORTATION MR. SCOTT MERRYMAN ON THE LINE AS WELL.

BUT SCOTT AND TEAM HAVE BEEN WORKING VERY HARD TO FINALIZE STUDENT ROUTES FOR A RETURN-TO-SCHOOL.

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THE GOOD NEWS IS WE DEFINITELY HAVE THE ABILITY TO TRANSPORT OUR STUDENTS THOSE THAT ARE ELSQUABBLE IS AND SELECTED THE HYBRID MODEL FOR RETURN TO SCHOOL.

OUR BUSS ARE PREPPED FOR SOCIAL DANCES AND DRIVERS ARE TRAINED ON THE APPROPRIATE USE OF PPE.

ROUTES HAVE BEEN PLANNED BASED ON ELIGIBILITY.

AND WE ARE WORKING ON A TRANSPORTATION CONFIRMATION FORM THAT WILL BE SENT TO OUR HYBRID FAMILIES SO THEY CAN CONFIRM THEIR RIDERSHIP.

THE RIDERSHIP NEEDS.

AND OUR DOUGLAS MACARTHUR ROUTES ARE INCLUDED IN THIS ROUTE PLANNING.

ONE THING THAT WE WANT TO DEFINITELY MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE HIGHLIGHTING TONIGHT IS THAT WE DO NEED FAMILY SUPPORT IN TERMS OF CONSIDERING ALTERNATE METHODS OF TRANSPORTATION TO INCLUDING, WALK ZONES SO STUDENTS THAT ARE WITHIN THE ONE-MILE AND 1 AND A HALF MILE WALK ZONE PARAMETERS WE'RE ENCOURAGING, YOU KNOW THAT TO BE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF AS WELL AS PARENT DROP-OFF MECHANISMS, OUR DAS SH SUPPORT TRANSPORTATION THAT IS AVAILABLE TULE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.

AND AGAIN, OUR SAFE WALK PODS.

SO WE CAN DEFINITELY TRANSPORT RIGHT NOW WITH OUR TRANSPORTATION MODEL.

WE ARE PLANNING TO USE 80 BUSS AND THAT DOES INCLUDE DOUBLE ROUTES FOR PRIMARY AND SECONDARY AT THIS TIME.

WE ARE ADAMANTLY TRYING TO AVOID ANY INTERRUPTION TO INSTRUCTIONAL TIME SO REALLY COMPLETION OF THIS TRANSPORTATION CHOICE FORM WHEN IT GOES OUT WILL BE A VITAL PART OF OUR FINALIZATION OF ROUTE PLANNING.

IF THERE IS STILL A NEED TO DO DOUBLE ROUTES WE WILL THEN HAVE TO DISCUSS FURTHER ON WHAT THAT IMPLICATION WOULD BE FOR INSTRUCTIONAL TIME.

BUT AGAIN, OUR GOAL IS ONCE WE HAVE PARENTS CONFIRM THEIR TRANSPORTATION NEEDS TO HOPEFULLY HAVE THAT NUMBER BE WITHIN WHAT WE WOULD NEED IT TO BE IN ORDER TO DO RUNS AND ONLY ONE RUN INSTEAD OF DOUBLE RUNS SO NOW I BELIEVE I'M TURNING IT OVER TO DR.-- SCEURNLINGS DR. CRAWFORD.

>> GOING TO TAKE US THROUGH OUR SEALS MONDAY, THANK YOU.

>> WANTED TO GIVE AN UPDATE ON WHERE WE CURRENTLY STAND WITH SEAL MONDAYS.

SO OPPORTUNITIES PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH SOME PRETTY HIGH LEVELS OF NEED, ADDITIONAL AND TARGETED INTERVENTIONS ON SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL AND ACADEMIC LEARNING CONCERNS.

SO CURRENTLY THE GROUP IS FINALIZING THE CRITERIA FOR STUDENTS SELECTION AND REALLY LOOKING FOR SCHOOLS THROUGH THEIR MULTI-TIERED SYSTEM OF SUPPORT OR MTSS PROCESS, IDENTIFY THOSE STUDENTS AND LOOK AT THOSE STUDENTS THAT ARE AT THAT THEY'RE 3 LEVEL, THE STUDENTS WITH THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF NEED.

AND THEN LOOKING AT THOSE STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT RESPONDING OR NOT CONNECTING CURRENTLY WITH THOSE VIRTUAL SUPPORTS FOR ACADEMICS OR SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL NEEDS.

AND THEREFORE REALLY LOOKING TO SEE WHO REQUIRES AN IN-PERSON LEVEL OF SUPPORT FOR POTENTIAL INCOLLUSION IN THESE MONDAYS.

IN ADDITION WE'RE LOOKING FOR THESE STUDENTS THAT HAVE DOCUMENTED AREAS OF NEED.

FURTHER, WE'RE REALLY OUTLINING THOSE SERVICES THAT MAY INCLUDE ACADEMIC SUPPORTS AT THE TIER 3 LEVEL, SUCH AS READ 180 FOR LITERACY, DREAM BOX FOR MATHEMATIC OR ACADEMIC TUTORING IN VARIOUS SUBJECTS.

AND FURTHER, LOOKING AT THOSE STUDENTS WHO MAY HAVE SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL CONCERNS OR ISSUES LOOKING AT POTENTIALLY INDIVIDUALLY TARGETED COUNSELING FOR STUDENTS, LOOKING AT SOME EVIDENCE-BASED PROGRAMS LIKE BOUNCEBACK OR SSET WHICH ARE REALLY DEVELOPED TO TARGET STUDENTS WHO EXPERIENCE TRAUMA, OR SMALL GROUPS POTENTIALLY ON EXECUTIVE FUNCTIONING.

SOUR GROUPS NEXT STEPS ARE TO SEND SOME INFORMATION TO SCHOOLS TO HELP THEM DISCUSS THOSE STUDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY RECEIVING TIER 3 SERVICES TO IDENTIFY POTENTIAL STUDENTS THAT WILL BENEFIT FROM THE SEAL MONDAYS IN PERSON.

AND THEN WE'RE ALSO GOING TO BE WORKING WITH SCHOOLS TO PROVIDE THEM WITH SOME IDEAS HOW THEY CAN PROGRAM THOSE DAYS AND WHA SERVICES COULD BE.

WE DO KNOW THAT THERE WILL BE A GROUP OF STUDENTS POTENTIALLY THAT IS NOT COMING IN FOR HYBRID INTERVENTION OR IS REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT COMING IN.

SO WE WILL CONTINUE TO EXAMINE OUR CURRENT PRACTICES AND OUR RESOURCES TO FIND NEW OR INNOVATIVE WAYS TO SEPARATE THESE STUDENTS THAT ARE NOT GOING TO BE COMING INTO BUILDINGS BUT WHO WE STILL KNOW NEED SOME REALLY TARGETED INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS.

OUR GOAL IS TO BEGIN THESE SEAL MONDAYS ON MONDAY MARCH 15TH.

SO WE'RE REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO GETTING THIS UP AND GOING WITHIN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

ALSO, AS WE MOVE FORWARD WITH HAVING STUDENTS RETURN TO IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION, STUDENTS SERVICES AS WELL AS TEACHER LEARNING ARE COLLABORATING WITH PROVIDING

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SCHOOLS WITH A MONTHLY SUGGESTED CALENDAR THAT INCLUDES TOPICS AND RESOURCES FOR USE DURING THE DAILY SEAL TIME THAT IS EMBEDDED WITHIN OUR MASTER SCHEDULES.

AND THIS CAN INCLUDE THING LOSE ICK SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING TOPICS, POSITIVE BEHAVIORIAL INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORT OR PPIS COMMUNITY CIRCLES OR ACADEMIC AND CAREER PLANNING THE TOPICS, PARTICULARLY AS WE STARTED THE ACADEMIC ADVISING SEASON THIS MONTH.

SO WE'RE LOOKING AT THESE RESOURCES FOR MARCH TO DEVELOP THEM IN A WAY THAT THEY HELP TO ESTABLISH THE ROUTINES AND EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL STUDENTS WHETHER THEY'RE FULLY VIRTUAL IN A HYBRID ENVIRONMENT AS PART OF CONCURRENT INSTRUCTIONAL MODEL.

A THOSE RELATIONSHIPS AND BUILD COMMUNITY THROUGH RESTOREATIC PRACTICES AND COMMUNITY -- RESTORE RATTIVE COMMUNITY CIRCLE TO SUPPORT THE CREATION OF THESE SPACES WERE STUDENTS CAN SHARE ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES AND EXPRESS THOUGHTS AND EMOTIONS.

AND I BELIEVE DR. HOOVER IS NEXT.

>> THANK YOU, SO A LITTLE UPDATE ON SOME OF OUR PROJECTS.

WE HAVE RECEIVED THE MAJORITY OF OUR EQUIPMENT AND HAVE BEEN INVENTORIED AND ASSIGNED TO SCHOOLS.

WE HAVE DELIVERED ALL THE SCHOOLS TO THE ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS.

WE HAVE ALSO INCREASED OUR BANDWIDTH, JUST AS A REMINDER WE USED TO HAVE A 5 GIGABITS AND INCREASED TO IT TO 10.

WITH OUR CURRENT INFRASTRUCTURE 10 IS THE MOST WE CAN OFFER OUR SCHOOLS RIGHT NOW.

WE BELIEVE THAT WILL SUPPORT OUR HYBRID MODEL.

HOWEVER, I JUST ALWAYS NEED TO PUT A CAVEAT, THE BEST-LAID PLANS SINCE THE PANDEMICS WE HAVE NEVER PUT A STRAIN ON OUR NETWORK LIKE WE'RE ABOUT TO DO.

WE THINK WE'LL BE SUSM, BUT JUST WANTED TO REMIND PEOPLE THIS WILL BE A NEW EXPERIENCE FOR US.

BUT IN PREPARATION FOR MOVING FORWARD, YOU KNOW, EVENTUALLY HOPEFULLY WE WILL BE OUT OF THIS PANDEMIC BUT WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO HAVE INCREASED BANDWIDTH.

STARTING THIS SPRING WE'RE PLANNING ON DOING THE WORK TO UPGRADE OUR INFRASTRUCTURE IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO HAVE 40 GIGS OF BANDWIDTH MOVING FORWARD THIS WILL TAKE SEVERAL MONTHS BUT WE WILL UPDATE YOU ON THAT PRACTICE.

AND WE'LL BE ABLE TO USE FUNDS ARE THE CARES ACT TO DO SO.

>> WE IS HAVE ALSO POSTED OUR EQUIPMENT TUTORIALS.

THEY ARE DONE AND POSTED IN CANVAS AND DONE IN VIDEO AS WELL AS PRINT.

AND SO THEY ARE LOOKING GREAT.

AND FOLLOWING WE'VE HAD A FEW NEXT STEPS.

WE ARE SHORT A FEW COMPUTER MONITORS, WHICH WILL GO TO TC.

WE EXPECT THOSE TO COME IN ANY DAYS.

AND WE KNOW WE WILL BE READY WELL BEFORE MARCH 1ST.

WE THINK WE'LL HAVE EVERYTHING DONE BY THE END OF NEXT WEEK.

AND FINALLY, WE'RE WORKING FLEW THE PROCESS OF HOW WE'RE GOING AWRVE IN-PERSON SUPPORT FOR OUR TEACHERS BY OUR TECHNOLOGY STAFF WHILE WE MAINTAIN OUR TC STUDENT HELP DESK AS WE'VE DONE ALL FALL AND AT THE SAME TIME PROVIDE SOME SORT OF SUPPORT IN A SOCIALLY DISTANCED ENVIRONMENT.

MORE TO COME ON THAT.

AND THAT CONCLUDES AND I THINK IT IS BACK TO DR. HUTCHINGS.

>> AND I'M GOING TO TURN THINGS BACK OVER TO MADAM CHAIR FOR OPENING FOR QUESTIONS.

>> OKAY, THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR SHARING ALL OF THAT INFORMATION AND SO I'M GOING TO OPEN THE FLOOR FOR QUESTIONS.

AND I SEE I HAVE MS. GENTRY.

>> THANK YOU ALL, ANOTHER REALLY THOROUGH REPORT, SO THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT INFORMATION.

MY QUESTION, I REALLY JUST WANTED TO GO BACK A LITTLE BIT.

IT IS I BELIEVE THE INFORMATION IS ON SLIDE 5, JUST REGARDING THE ROLLOUT OF THIS INFORMATION, BECAUSE I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT, YOU KNOW, WE'RE DEFINITELY, WE'VE HILT SORT OF A MILESTON AND THERE IS DEFINITELY SOME IMPORTANT THINGS THAT OUR TEACHING STAFF IS GOING TO BE NEEDING TO DO IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

AND THAT IS A LOT OF INFORMATION THAT THEY RECEIVED YESTERDAY.

AND I KNOW THERE WAS A LOT OF WORK DONE IN MAKING SURE THAT THAT INFORMATION WAS CAREFULLY PREPARED AND READY TO GO FOR WEDNESDAY YOU KNOW, FOR THE TEACHERS TO RECEIVE THAT.

AND IT REALLY DIRECTLY IMPACTS THEM, YOU KNOW, REALLY MORE THAN ANYBODY.

AND SO IT WAS DISTRESSING TO HEAR THAT THE INFORMATION GOT OUT TO THE PUBLIC BEFORE OUR EVEN OUR OWN STAFF.

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YOU KNOW, I ONCE AGAIN WE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO HEAR FROM OUR PUBLIC TODAY.

AND ONCE AGAIN WE HEARD, YOU KNOW, MULTIPLE TIMES UP ON, YOU KNOW, THE PRAISE AND RESPECT THAT THE PUBLIC SEEMS TO HAVE FOR OUR TEACHER AND APPRECIATING THE HARD WORK THEY'RE DOING.

AND I KNOW I CERTAINLY SHARE THAT.

SO I WAS JUST DISTURBED TO HEAR THAT, BECAUSE SO MUCH IS ABOUT THE WAY WE SHOW OUR RESPECTNARD FOR OUR STAFF IS TRUST.

AND I'M A LITTLE CONCERNED ABOUT, YOU KNOW, UP ON, YOU KNOW, SOME LOST TWRUS THE STAFF.

SOY JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO YOU KNOW, GIVE THEM, YOU KNOW, ROLL OUT INFORMATION IN AN APPROPRIATE WAY AND MAKE SURE THAT THE STAFF IS GETTING INFORMATION AND GETTING THE FULL INFORMATION RATHER THAN BITS AND PIECES THAT MIGHT RANDOMLY COME UP, YOU KNOW, THROUGH SOME KIND OF PUBLIC LEAK.

SO YEAH, IF YOU COULD JUST THAT DR. HUTCHINGS.

>> THANK YOU MS. JNTRY TO GIVE ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE A LITTLE BIT MORE CLARIFICATION OF WHAT TRANSPIRED.

IN OUR EFFORT TO BE OPEN AND TRANSPARENT WITH OUR COMMUNITY, WE DID INCLUDE AND WE STILL HAVE COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO PARTICIPATE ON OUR TRANSITION TEAM.

AND THEY'RE A PART OF OUR TRANSITION TEAM MEETINGS, AND YOU KNOW THIS IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE COMMUNITY MEMBERS THERE.

BECAUSE WE WANT PEOPLE TO HAVE A SEAT AT THE TABLE ON ONE CONDITION THAT WE HAVE ASKED OUR MEMBERS THAT ARE PART OF OUR TRANSITION TEAM IS THAT WE ADHERE TO CONFIDENTIALITY.

AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT IS SO IMPORTANT, BECAUSE WE ARE REALLY COMING TO OUR TRANSITION TEAM MEMBERS TO GET FEEDBACK, TO GET GUIDANCE.

WE'RE SHARING FINAL PLANSP SOMETIMES THE PLANS WE MIGHT SHARE DURING A TRANSITION TEAM MEETING, IT CHANGES EVEN WITHIN A DAY.

SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE GIVING OUR COMMUNITY THE MOST UP TO DATE AND ACCURATE INFORMATION.

AND WHEN INFORMATION SHARED PRIOR TO OUR OFFICIAL RELEASE, AS YOU ALL KNOW, IT CAUSES SOME CONFUSION.

IT CAN ALSO CAUSE A LACK OF CONFIDENCE, YOU KNOW, THAT PEOPLE CAN HAVE IN OUR WORK PARTICULARLY WITH OUR STAFF.

SO THE INFORMATION THAT WAS SHARED, YOU KNOW, PREEMPTIVELY, WITH THE PUBLIC YESTERDAY, TO ME, I JUST THINK THAT IT REALLY CALLS SOME OF OUR STAFF MEMBER AS TO FEEL AS IF THEY WER INFORMATION ABOUT, YOU KNOW, OUR LEARNING PRACTICES AND WHAT OUR NEXT STEPS WERE.

AND THAT WAS DEFINITELY NOT THE INTENT, YOU KNOW.

IN FACT, WE HAD PLANNED TO HAVE OUR MANDATORY WEBINAR YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, YOU KNOW, FOR OUR STAFF AFTER GETTING THE FEEDBACK FROM THE TRANSITION TEAM.

THAT WAS INTENTIONAL BEFORE IT WENT TO THE BOARD, DURING A PUBLIC BOARD MEETING BEFORE IT WENT OUT ON FRIDAY SO THIS TIMELINE IS WHAT WE WERE FOLLOWING.

AND WE GOT, UNFORTUNATELY, A FLURRY OF E-MAIL FROM STAFF AND TEXT MESSAGES FROM STAFF AND PRINCIPALS, YOU KNOW, SENDING ME TEXT MESSAGES AND EVEN SOME BOARD MEMBERS GOT TEXT MESSAGES ABOUT IT SO, YOU KNOW, AND SAID SEND SOME THINGS MY WAY.

SO IT DID CAUSE A DISTURBANCE BEFORE THE WEBINAR EVEN OCCURRED WHICH WAS SCHEDULED FOR 3:30.

IT JUST REALLY UNDERMINED OUR EFFORT TOSS ENGANG OUR STAFF AND REOPENING PLANNING AND THE MONTHS OF WORK TO REASSURE OUR STAFF THAT WE CARE ABOUT THEIR NEEDS AND CARE ABOUT THEIR WELL-BEING IT WAS JUST A DISRUPTION AND REALLY A BREACH OF TRUST, WHICH I PERSONALLY DON'T TAKE LIGHTLY AT ALL.

AND THE FACT THAT WITH THE ID, THE EMPLOYEE IDS AND THINGS THAT NATURE THAT WERE POSTED ON A PLATFORM IN MULTIPLE DIFFERENT PLATFORMS FOR, YOU KNOW, FOR NO GOOD REASON, THAT ALSO BRINGS SOME CONCERN TO ME.

AND YOUNGS AS I SHARED DURING OUR BUDGET PRESENTATION, I TALKED ABOUT US BEING ABLE TO RECOVER, TO RETAIN, YOU KNOW, TO REIGNIGHT.

I JUST THINK -- RE-IGNITE I.

>> JUST THINK THE SCREEN SHOTS CREATED AN ATMOSPHERE OF MISTRUST AT A TIME WE'RE PREPARING OUR STAFF TO COME BACK INTO OUR BUILDING.

WHILE I KNOW OUR STAFF, THEY'RE RESTILL EXPWRENT THIS HAS BEEN A CHALLENGING YEAR, YOU KNOW, I JUST ASK OUR COMMUNITY TO JOIN US IN RESPECTING THEIR INFORMATION, SHOWING THE CIVILITY THAT WE ALL NEED AND DESERVE AT THIS TIME, ESPECIALLY WHEN REFERRING TO OUR STAFF AND JUST TRUSTING, YOU KNOW, THE PROCESS THAT WE HAVE PUT IN PLACE SO THAT WE CAN MOVE FORWARD.

BUT THANK YOU MS. GENTRY FOR ALLOWING ME TO GET ALL OF THAT OUT, BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN A, YOU KNOW, SUCKING MY TIME FOR THE PAST DAY.

AND I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE CAN UNDERSTAND AND WE DON'T TAKE THAT STUFF LIGHTLY.

>> THANK YOU, DR. HUTCHINGS.

TO CLARIFY THIS WASN'T ABOUT NOT GIVING INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC, IT WAS JUST THAT WE WANTED THE STAFF TO GET THE INFORMATION ON WEDNESDAY SO THAT THEN WE COULD HAVE

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THE PUBLIC DISCUSSION TODAY.

SO REALLY JUST A 24-HOUR DIFFERENCE.

>> EXACTLY.

TIMING, IT IS TIMING, ANY TIME YOU GET AHEAD OF THAT TIMING IT TAKES EVERYTHING OFF, YOU KNOW, OFF TRACK AND CAUSES OTHER ISSUES THAT WOULDN'T HAVE EXISTED, YOU KNOW, IF WE DIDN'T.

SO THANKS FOR THAT MS. GENTRY.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

I'M GOING TO MOVE ONTO MS. LORBER.

> THE PRESENTATION.

I JUST HAVE ONE QUESTION DR. HUTCHINGS, IT IS ABOUT THE SPORTS SEASON THAT WE'RE -- I SOMEHOW MISSED WHEN THE DECISION -- DID WE EVER DISCUSS THE ATHLETICS AT A MEETING? BECAUSE THE QUESTION I HAVE IS, THE READING I'VE BEEN DOING THAT TALKS ABOUT GETTING SAFE IN SCHOOL, THE ONE AREA THAT DOESN'T SEEM AS SAFE ARE ATHLETICS.

AND SOY WONDERED -- HOW ARE WE -- ARE WE CHOOSING PARTICULAR SPORTS THAT DON'T HAVE -- THAT HAVE LESS PHYSICAL CONTACT? HOW IS A DECISION MADE TO GO -- I KNOW THAT FAMILIES ARE VERY EAGER.

I KNOW MY KIDS WOULD HAVE BEEN JUST DIEING TO GO BACK TO SPORTS.

BUT HOW ARE WE BOTH THE QUESTION OF CONGREGATING TO WATCH THE SPORTS AND THEN THE PERSONAL CONTACT AND BREATHING ON EACH OTHER WHEN YOU PLAY THE SPORTS.

WHAT IS OUR GUIDANCE HERE WITH THE ATHLETIC?

>> YES, SO WE'RE DOING THE FALL SEASON SPORTS IS WHAT IS GOING BE HAPPENING.

WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE UP FOR THE SPORTS THAT DIDN'T OCCUR BACK IN THE FALL.

AND WE ARE REQUIRED TO FOLLOW ALL OF THE CDC GUIDELINES.

SO SPORTS AREN'T GOING BACK TO NORMAL.

ONE THING I JUST MENTIONED IS THAT, FOR EXAMPLE, STUDENTS ARE GOING HAVE TO WEAR MASKS AT ALL TIMES FOR SPORTS THAT ARE BEING PLAYED.

IT IS NOT OPTIONAL.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO HAVE ALL OF OUR SPECTATORS AT THESE DIFFERENT EVENTS.

T HAVE OCCURRED PREVIOUSLY.

AND WE WITHDREW FROM PARTICIPATING THE WINTER SPORTS BECAUSE OF OUR COMMUNITY HEALTH METRICS AND THE LEVELS THEY WERE AT, AT THAT TIME, WHICH I STILL STAND BEHIND AND STILL GLAD WE DID.

THAT BUT AS YOU SAW WITH OUR COMMUNITY HEALTH METRICS NOW, WE ARE NOT AT THE HIGHEST RISK LEVEL.

SO WE HAVE NOT, YOU KNOW, WE NEVER INTENDED TO NOT BE A PART OF THE FALL IF OUR METRICS WERE IN LINE AND THEY ARE SO WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE ON WITH OUR FALL SPORTS.

BUT THEY WILL FOLLOW ALL OF THE CDC GUIDELINES AND THAT REQUIRES SOCIAL DISTANCING DURING SOME OF THESE SPORTS AS WELL AS FACE COVERINGS AT ALL TIMES, LIMITED ATTENDANCE AT THE DIFFERENT EVENTS.

SO MANY OF THESE THINGS YOU'RE NOT GOING HAVE THE SPECTATOR AT THE DIFFERENT EVENTS.

BUT WE WILL BRING THE BOARD -- WE CAN PROVIDE THE BOARD WITH A BOARD MEMO JUST TO GIVE YOU AN OVERVIEW OF SOME OF THE PRECAUTIONS WE'VE BEEN TAKING.

I'LL BE SURE TO HAVE THAT FROM OUR ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT.

>> THANKS, THAT WOULD BE GREAT, THANKS SO MUCH.

>> OKAY, NEXT UP I HAVE MS. ASHLEY VERY IAFARA.

>> THANK YOU, I JUST HAD ONE QUESTION REGARDING CONCURRENT LEARNING, SO HOW WILL CONCURRENT LEARNING ALIGN WITH THE VIRTUAL SCHEDULE FOR STUDENTS OPTING TO STAY HOME? BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE ONE OF THE BIG PATTERNS THAT I'VE SEEN IS A LOT OF STUDENTS HAVE -- FEEL THOSE EMOTIONS OF UNCERTAINT JUST DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT IS GOING HAPPEN WITH THE CONCURRENT LEARNING.

WOULD THERE BE LIKE ANY PRELIMINARY MODEL FOR STUDENTS THAT THEY CAN TRY TO UNDERSTAND AT LEAST SPHWR WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW FROM WITH THE TIMELINE OF HOW THAT IS GOING TO WORK OUT ONCE WE START GOING BACK TO SCHOOL AND STUDENTS THAT GO HYBRID AND STUDENTS THAT STAY HOME IS THERE SOMETHING OF A MODEL THAT STUDENTS CAN SEE SO THAT THEY CAN UNDERSTAND BETTER?

>> THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION, AND WITH THE CONDITION CURRENT TEACHING ONE -- CONCURRENT TEACHING ONE OF THE REASONS WE WANTED TO IMPLEMENT THE CONCURRENT TEACHING MODEL IS BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE TO VEER AWAY FROM THE VIRTUAL SCHEDULE THAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE IN PLACE.

THAT WAS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY WE SELECTED THIS CONCURRENT TEACHING METHODOLOGY.

SO THE VIRTUAL SCHEDULES WILL REMAIN INTACT.

AND THE CONCURRENT TEACHING ALLOWS USTO FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE HYBRID AND ACTUALLY IN A CLASSROOM THAT THEY'RE LEARNING AT THE SAME TIME AS THE STUDENTS WHO ARE VIRTUAL.

SO THE I HAVE CHA -- SO THE VIRTUAL SCHEDULE WHETHER REMAIN THE SAME.

NOW AS WE MOVE INTO NEXT YEAR, WE MAY HAVE A VERY DIFFERENT PHILOSOPHY.

YOU KNOW, SOME OF THE CHALLENGES THAT WE HAD, YOU KNOW, OBSTACLES THAT WE WERE FACED WITH, YOU KNOW, OUR TRANSITION THIS YEAR WAS WE HAD SOME CAVEATS TO THIS

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TRANSITION.

ONE, WE MADE THE VOW THAT WE WERE GOING TO KEEP STUDENTS WITH TEACHER, RIGHT? THAT BRINGS A COMPLICATION TO KEEP THE STUDENTS WITH TEACHERS REGARDLESS OF THE CIRCUMSTANCE.

SO THAT LED TO THAT CURRENT TEACHING MODEL.

ANOTHER WAS WE WANTED TO NOT CHANGE THE VIRTUAL LEARNING SCHEDULE BECAUSE A LOT OF OUR STUDENTS HAVE ALREADY BEEN ACCUSTOMED TO THIS SCHEDULE.

SOME OARE STILL GOING TO BE IN THE VIRTUAL STATUS.

WE DIDN'T WANT TO CAUSE ANY TYPE OF DISRUPTION FOR THEM WHILE THEY WERE LEARNING VIRTUALLY.

AND THEN THE OTHER COMPONENT WHICH WAS IMPORTANT IS THAT, YOU KNOW, SOME OF OUR STAFF, THEY ARE UNABLE TO RETURN.

AND THOSE WHO ARE UNABLE TO RETURN AND PROVIDE THAT DOCUMENTATION, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO HAVE THE CLASSROOM MONITORS IN THOSE CLASSROOMS NOT TO TEACH THE STUDENTS.

SO THIS DOES NOT TO HIRE TEACHERS TO BE IN THE CLASSROOM.

IF A TEACHER S HAS DECIDED THEY CANNOT TEACH, THEN WE WOULD HIRE A TEACHER, THAT IS WHAT WE DO NOW.

BUT WE WOULD HAVE A CLASSROOM MONITOR IN THAT SPACE SO THAT THEY'RE MONITORING THOSE STUDENTS WHO ARE LEARNING FROM THAT TEACHER VIRTUALLY.

AND THEY'RE MONITORING THE SPACE JUST TO MAKE SURE THE STUDENTS AREN'T LEAVING THE CLASSROOM, THAT IF THERE WAS AN EMERGENCY, THEY CAN ESCORT THOSE STUDENTS OUT OF THE CLASSROOM.

BUT THANK YOU FOR SCK THAT QUESTION.

VIRTUAL SCHEDULES WILL NOT CHANGE.

AND THE CONCURRENT TEACHING MODEL ALLOWS US TO ALIGN THE VIRTUAL SCHEDULES WITH A THE STUDENTS WHO ARE IN-PERSON.

>> THANK YOU, NEXT UP HAVE I -- NEXT UP I HAVE DR. RIEF.

>> THANK YOU.

THANK YOU DR. HUTCHINGS AND THE TEAM FOR ALL THE WORK THAT HAS GONE INTO GETTING US TO THIS POINT.

I JUST WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE LISTENING MAY BE HAVING DIFFERENT REACTIONS TO THIS TIMELINE.

I THINK I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE EXCITED.

AND I KNOW MANY PEOPLE MAY BE FEELING ANXIOUS.

THIS HAS CERTAINLY BEEN A CHALLENGING YEAR FOR OUR SCHOOL DIVISION.

OUR STAFF HAVE BEEN, YOU KNOW, WORKING TREMENDOUSLY LONG HOURS.

OUR FAMILIES HAVE BEEN UNDER A LOT OF STRESS.

AND YOU KNOW, I THINK WHILE THE VACCINE ROLLOUT IS EXTREMELY PROMISING, THE REALTY IS THAT WE REALLY DON'T KNOW HOW LONG COVELID CONTINUE TO IMPACT OUR COMMUNITY.

WE ALSO KNOW THAT VIRTUAL LEARNING IS NOT OPTIMAL FOR MANY OF OUR STUDENTS.

AND THE MOST RECENT GUIDELINES WE'VE RECEIVED FROM THE CDC AND THE VDOE IS WHEN THE COMMUNE TIPPTY TRANSMISSION IS BELOW A -- WHEN THE COMMUNITY TRANSITION IS BELOW A CERTAIN THRESHOLD AND LEVEL OF VIRUS IS MANAGEABLE, OFFER VIRTUAL LEARNING.

AND I WANT TO THANK THE WHOLE TEAM FOR CONFRONTING TO PRIORITIZE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF STUDENTS AND STAFF THROUGHOUT THIS ENTIRE YEAR.

AND I KNOW THAT A LOT OF PLANNING AND EFFORT HAS GONE INTO PREPARING OUR SCHOOLS AND I THINK WE'RE IN A REALLY GOOD PLACE.

AND I JUST WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THIS WILL BE A BIG TRANSITION.

AND IT MAY BE A LITTLE BUMPY, BUT MY HOPE IS THAT WE CAN ALL WORK TOGETHER TO GET THROUGH THIS CHALLENGE.

AND JUST REMAIN FLEXIBLE, TOO BECAUSE AGAIN, WE REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT THE FUTURE IS GOING TO HOLE.

AND I HAD TWO QUESTIONS I WELCOME BACKED TO ASK ABOUT.

THE FIRST IS THE MONITORS.

WHICH YOU KIND OF JUST TOUCHED ON A LITTLE BIT.

I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT FOR THE COMMUNITY TO UNDERSTAND THAT LIKE YOU SAID, DR. HUTCHINGS.

WE KNOW A 100% OF OUR STAFF ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO RETURN AND IT IS NOT FEASIBLE, AS I UNDERSTAND IT, AND YOU CAN ELABORATE ON THIS.

AND IT IS NOT FEASIBLE TO GO OUT AND HIRE A BUNCH OF NEW STUDENT -- TEACHERS RIGHT NOW.

THERE WE HAVE A TEACHER SHORT ANXIOUS IN THE STAYED OF VIRGINIA AND THE UNITED STATES.

THAT ONLY WAY WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO REOPEN OUR SCHOOL IS WE'RE GOING NEED ADDITIONAL ADULTS TO ASSIST US IN THAT PROCESS.

AND I KNOW SOME OF THE PARENTS HAVE EXPRESSED SOME CONCERNS ABOUT THE VETTING PROCESS AND KIND OF TRAINING THAT THE MONITORS ARE GOING TO GOUW GO THROUGH AND HOW IT WOULD COMPARE WITH LIKE A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER SO IF YOU COULD JUST SPEAK A LITTLE BIT MORE TO THAT.

AND ALSO, YOU KNOW, YOUR CONFIDENCE IN OUR ABILITY TO FIND THESE INDIVIDUALS AND HIRE THESE INDIVIDUALS WITHIN THE NEXT SIX WEEKS.

A ABOUT CHILD CARE.

I KNOW THAT WE HAVE SOME FAMILIES RIGHT NOW WHO ARE GETTING CHILD CARE SERVICES WITH OUR PARTNERS.

AND I'M JUST WONDERING HOW THE PLANNING IS GOING IN TERMS OF PIVOTING THAT.

BECAUSE THAT, YOU KNOW, WE'RE GOING HAVE KIDS WHO ARE STILL GOING NEED CARE, YOU KNOW, THREE DAYS A WEEK, AND SO I WAS WONDERING IF WE COULD GET AN UPDATE HOW YOU'RE WORKING WITH THE CHILD CARE PARTNERS TO MAKE THAT TRANSMISSION -- TRANSITION AS SMOOTH AS POSSIBLE.

AND ALSO PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR OUR TEACHERS WHO MAY HAVE CHILD CARE NEEDS.

SO THE MONITOR IN THE -- AND THE CHILD CARE.

>> THANK YOU I'LL START WITH THE FIRST QUESTION ABOUT THE MONITOR AND ASK DR. WILKINS

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HELP WITH THIS QUESTION AS WELL.

AS YOU MENTIONED DR. RIEF, OUR MONITORS ARE BEING HIRED NOT THE REPLACE TEACHERS.

THAT IS NOT THE EXPECTATION AND HAS NEVER BEEN THE EXPECTATION.

IT IS REALLY TO PROVIDE ADULT SUPERVISION, BECAUSE THE TEACHER IS NOW INSTRUCTING VIRTUALLY SO THE KIDS ARE GOING TO BE LEARNING FROM A TEACHER ON A SCREEN IN A CLASSROOM.

HOWEVER, THAT TEACHER NOT IN THAT SPACE.

IF THERE WAS A FIRE DRILL AND YOU HAD TO LEAVE THE BUILDING THE TEACHER COULDN'T ASSIST THAT GROUP OF KIDS.

IF SOMEONE HAD TO BE EXCUSED TO GO TO THE BATHROOM AND THEY WERE GONE TOO LONG, THEY WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO SAY HEY, CAN SOMEONE GO CHECK ON THIS PARTICULAR STUDENT.

S SUPPORTS FOR THE KIDS WHO ARE IN THAT PARTICULAR CLASSROOM.

DR. WILKINS YOU MAY WANT TO TALK TO SOME OF THE SPECIFICS IN THAT REGARD TO THE COMPANY THAT WE'RE WORKING WITH THAT WE'VE OUTSOURCED TO ASIS IS US -- ASSIST US WITH HIRING THESE CLASSROOM MONITORS AS WELL AS THE VETTING PROCESS THAT OCCURS WITH THIS PARTICULAR OUTSOURCING COMPANY.

>> YES, THANK YOU DR. HUTCHINGS.

WE HAVE A TEMP AGENCY WHO IS HIRING THESE INDIVIDUALS.

AND ALL INDIVIDUALS WILL PROCESS THROUGH THE SAME KIND OF BACKGROUND CHECK, WILD CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES CHECK, HEALTH CHECK THAT ANY OTHER EMPLOYEE WOULD.

SO THEY WILL BE FULLY VETTED FROM A BACKGROUND CHECK PERSPECTIVE.

AND THEN AS FAR AS THE TRAINING, DELETE S -- TRAINING EFFORT, WE ENVISION TWO STAGES, THE FIRST STAGE IS CENTRAL OFFICE AND THE SECOND IS A THE SCHOOL LEVEL.

AND SECOND LEVEL WE PLAN PROVIDING SPECIFIC POLICIES THAT APPLY TO THEM, SO FOR EXAMPLE, HARASSMENT IN THE WORKPLACE, BLOOD BORNE PATHOGEN, BEING SAFE IN THE WORKPLACE IN GENERAL.

AND ALSO SEAL TRAINING, ORIENTEDDATION AS FAR AS SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS AS WELL AS OUR ELL STUDENTS.

AND THAT PROGRAM IS BEING PUT TOGETHER IN A PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OFFICE WITH DR. MOZINGOJ.

AT THE SCHOOL LEVEL EVERY SCHOOL IS BEING ASKED TO SCHEDULE A DAY AND WORK ON ORIENTING THEIR PARTICULAR GROUP OF MONITORS.

S PHYSICALLY GO TO THE SCHOOL.

WE EXPECT THE WEEK PRIOR, BECAUSE THIS STARTS ON MARCH 1ST, BUT GO THERE THE WEEK PRIOR.

THEY WILL BE MET BY THE SCHOOL STAFF AND BE ORIENTED TO THE SCHOOL.

GET A SCHOOL TOUR, PARTICULARLY VISIT THE CLASSROOM, GET AN ORIENTATION AS FAR AS THE LAYOUT AND SOME OF THE GENERAL PROCEDURE AND PROCESSES WITHIN THE SCHOOL.

AND THEN SPECIFICALLY, THOSE ITEMS OF INTEREST FOR THE SCHOOL IN THAT REGARD TO CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT AS WELL AS THE PPE PROCEDURES OR THE HEALTH PROCEDURES OR PROTOCOLS WITHIN THAT PARTICULAR SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT SO WE'RE STILL WORKING TO DEVELOP A SPECIFIC AGENDA.

BUT IN GENERAL THOSE ARE THE KINDS OF THEMES AND TOPICS WE'LL COVER.

>> NOORDZ THE SECOND QUESTION ABOUT -- SORRY, DID YOU HAVE A FOLLOW-UP DR. RIEF.

>> BEFORE YOU JUMP INTO THE CHILD CARE QUESTION, WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF YOU HAVE TROUBLE LOCATING MONITORS LIKE IF DRSH YOU FEELING CONFIDENT YOU'LL BE ABLE TO HIRE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE THAT WE NEED?

>> THANK YOU, SO CURRENTLY WE HAVE APPROXIMATELY 50 MONITORS THAT ARE AT THE BACKGROUND CHECK LEVEL.

SO AGAIN, THE TEMP AGENCY IS ACTIVELY RECRUITING AS WE SPEAK.

AND WE'LL CONTINUE TO RECRUIT AS MANY AS WE CAN UNTIL WE BEGIN.

THE MONITORS WILL BE EMPLOYED JUST ON A WEEKLY BASIS AS FAR AS, YOU KNOW, THEIR WORKLOAD, IF YOU WILL.

A CLASSROOMS. AS DR. HUTCHINGS MENTIONED OUR HEALTH CONDITIONS ARE IMPROVING AND WE'RE SHOWING GOOD TRENDS RIGHT NOW AT LEAST ON INITIAL NUMBERS FROM THE WORK FORM.

SO WE HOPE THAT WE WON'T NEED A LOT OF MONITORS, BUT WE DEFINITELY ARE GOING TO NEED SOME TO HELP OUT IN THE SCHOOLS.

SO WE'LL CONTINUE TO TRACK THE NUMBERS AND HOPEFULLY WE'LL BE ABLE TO HIRE THE NUMBERS THAT WE NEED.

>>> AND WE'LL TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE UPDATES TO THE BOARD AFTER FEBRUARY 9TH ONCE WE'VE RECEIVED ALL OF OUR RETURN TO SCHOOL STATUS UPDATES.

AND THOSE NUMBERS ARE GOING TO CHANGE.

THE LAST TIME WE ACTUALLY GOT OUR -- THIS INFORMATION FROM OUR STAFF WAS IN NOVEMBER SO, YOU KNOW, A LOT HAS HAPPENED BETWEEN NOVEMBER AND NOW IN REGARDS TO COMMUNITY HEALTH METRICS AS WELL AS IN THAT REGARD TO VACCINATION.

WE'RE HOPING THAT WE'LL SEE AT LEAST OUR STAFF MEMBERS WHO ARE ABLE TO RETURN LOOK BETTER THAN THEY DID WHEN WE RELEASED THEM BACK IN NOVEMBER IS REALLY THE GOAL AND WE'LL JUST HAVE TO WORK THROUGH THAT ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.

WE ALSO HAVE TO KEEP IN MIND THAT IF WE ARE IN A SITUATION THAT WE DON'T HAVE

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THE STAFFING, WHICH I DON'T BELIEVE IS THE CASE, THAT COULD HAVE SOME SCHOOL IMPACTS WHICH HAS SOME IMPACT ON OUR DECISION-MAKING, TOO, WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO OPERATE IF WE DON'T HAVE ADULT SUPERVISORS IN THE CLASSROOMS. WE CAN'T SIGH WE'RE -- SAY WE'RE THERE WITH NO ONE.

THAT WOULD BE EXTREMELY NEGLIGENT ON OUR PART.

HOPEFULLY WE WON'T HAVE TO GO DOWN THAT PATH.

I DON'T FORESEE THAT HAPPENING, BUT TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, IF WE WERE NOT ABLE TO FILL THESE POSITIONS WE WOULD HAVE TO LOOK AT WHAT SCHOOL IMPACTS THAT DRIVES AND MAKE ANOTHER DECISION POTENTIALLY.

IN REGARDS TO THE CHILD CARE QUESTION, RIGHT NOW, YOU KNOW, WE WE DO HAVE MANY COMMUNITY PARTNERS IN OUR SCHOOL BUILDINGS AND UTILIZING SOME OF OUR SPACES.

WE HAVE WORKED DIRECTLY WITH AND CONTINUE TO WORK AND THIS IS MR. HUTCHMAN AND DR. HART ARE CONTINUOUSLY WORKING WITH OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS.

THEY MEET EVERY WEEK TO LOOK AT OUR DATA AND LOOK AT OUR NUMBERS.

AND ONE THING WE HAVE PUT INTO OUR PLANNING IS, YOU KNOW, THE NUMBERS OF FAMILIES WHO HAVE SELECTED HYBRID, MEANING TO COME BACK INTO OUR SCHOOL BUILDING.

SO WE ALREADY KNOW THE SPACES WE HAVE AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT ACPS AND ACPS SCHOOLS THIS IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY WE'RE NOT RIGHT NOW ABLE TO ALLOW FAMILIES TO GO FROM VIRTUAL TO HYBRID AT THIS POINT, BECAUSE ALL OF OUR PLANNING IS BASED ON FAMILIES WHO SELECTED HYBRID, YOU KNOW, BACK IN DECEMBER.

WITH OUR FAMILY CHOICE FORMS. AND WE HAVE TO FROM OUR BUS ROUTES AND TO OUR CLASSROOM LOCATIONS AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE, THAT ALL HAS AN IMPACT IF WE WERE TO CHANGE THEM SO TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, WE HAVE IN OUR PLANS TO CONTINUE TH COMMUNITY PARTNERS AS OF RIGHT NOW.

WE ARE BEGINNING TO BEGINNING TO HAVE DISCUSSIONS AROUND WHAT IS THE REMAINDER OF YEAR AS WELL AS THE SUMMER AND THE FALL, WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE AND WHAT ARE SOME OF THE IMPLICATIONS AS WE GET MORE STUDENTS WHO ARE COMING BACK INTO OUR SCHOOL BUILDINGS.

BUT AS OF RIGHT NOW OUR EXPECTATION IS TO CONTINUE OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS AND OUR SCHOOL BUILDINGS.

>> THANK YOU.

MS. THORNTON.

>> THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR, MAY QUESTIONS WERE ACTUALLY ANSWERED BY DR. RIEF'S QUESTIONS, THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

MEDICATION GREENE.

>>> THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

AND DR. HUTCHINGS, CAN I GET SOME CLARIFICATION FOR THE INTENT TO RETURN FORM FOR THE TEACHERS, I BELIEVE IT IS DUE, IT SAYS IT IS DUE ON FEBRUARY 9TH.

DOES THAT -- FOR TEACHERS THAT CANNOT RETURN FOR MEDICAL REASONS IS THAT DOCTOR'S NOTE DUE ON THAT SAME DAY OR IS THERE SOME GRACE PERIOD FOR THEM TO GET THAT IN.

IT LOOKS LOOK IT IS ONLY THREE BUSINESS DAYS AND IT IS HARD TO REACH DOCKS IN A PANDEMIC.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

SO THEY ACTUALLY HAVE UNTIL FEBRUARY 16TH TO GET THAT INFORMATION SUBMITTED TO US.

SO THEY ONE TILL FEBRUARY 16 TO THE GET THOSE DOCUMENTS IN.

>> OKAY, I WANTED CLARIFICATION ON THAT.

AND THEN WILL THERE BE SOME COMMUNICATION PUT OUT TO FAMILIES ABOUT WHEN THEY RETURN IF THEY WILL BE WITHIN MONITO TEACHLER BE WITH THEM IN THE CLASSROOM? WILL THAT COMMUNICATION GO OUT OR DO THEY FIND OUT ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL?

>> NO, THEY'RE GOING TO FIND OUT -- NEXT WEEK ONCE THE INFORMATION COMES IN FROM OUR STAFF IN THAT REGARD TO WHETHER THEY'RE ABLE TO RETURN OR NOT, WE'RE GOING TO BE SENDING OUT OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS, SCHEDULES TO ALL OF OUR FAMILIES SO THEY WILL KNOW IF THEIR TEACHER IS IN-PERSON OR IF THERE IS A CLASSROOM MONITOR IN THAT PARTICULAR CLASS.

SO THIS IS SIMILAR TO WHAT WE WERE DOING -- WE'VE ALREADY STARTED DOING THIS PROCESS A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO WHEN WE HAD OUR INITIAL FIRST TRANSITION BACK IN JANUARY, WE HAD SENT THE SCHEDULES OUT EVEN THOUGH WE DIDN'T TRANSITION, BUT WE DID SEND THOSE SCHEDULES OUT WITH THE INFORMATION.

WE'RE GOING TO BE SENDING ALL SCHEDULES OUT NOW, BECAUSE SOME THINGS MIGHT HAVE CHANGED FROM JANUARY UNTIL NOW IN REGARDS TO A TEACHER'S STATUS.

SO FAMILIES WILL HAVE PRIOR TO THEM COMING INTO OUR SCHOOL BUILDINGS, THEIR SCHEDULE, BECAUSE IT HAS TO HAVE THE DAYS THAT THEIR CHILD IS GOING TO BE ASSIGNED TO ATTEND SCHOOL WHETHER TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, OR FRIDAY AND IT WILL ALSO INCLUDE ON THEIR SCHEDULE WHETHER THE TEACHER GOING BE IN-PERSON OR THERE WILL BE A CLASSROOM MONITOR AND THE TEACHER VIRTUAL.

>> OKAY, THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

MS. NOLAN.

>> THANK YOU, CHAIR ALDERTON.

FIRST OFF, THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ECHO MY COLLEAGUES COMMENTS TO YOU AND YOUR TEAM.

IT IS OBRIOUSLY IS -- OBVIOUS SO MUCH WORK HAS BEEN PUT INTO THIS AND

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EVERYBODY IS REALLY, REALLY TRYING HARD TO GET THIS RIGHT AND APPRECIATE EVERYONE'S HARD WORK AND EVALUATOR, NOT ONLY IN CENTRAL OFFICE BUT PLAIN PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS AND STAFF AND EVERY FACET OF THE DIVISION JUST SEEMS LIKE IS REALLY COMING TOGETHER AND WORKING HARD.

SO REALLY APPRECIATE EVERYONE'S EFFORT SO MY QUESTION IS ACTUALLY -- AND I'M GOING TO PREFACE THIS, NUMBER ONE, HOW CAN PEOPLE GET QUESTIONS ANSWERED THAT WEREN'T ASKED TODAY? OR THAT THEY STILL THERE ARE SOME INFORMATION THROUGHOUT? AND SECONDLY, MY SECOND FOLLOW-UP QUESTION IS HOW ARE WE ACCESSING FOLKS, PARTICULARLY, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE ON THE GROUND SUCH AS, YOU KNOW, TEACHERS OR CALF FEAR YEAR -- CAFETERIA WORKERS, HOW ARE WE SOLICITING FEEDBACK FROM FOLKS -- BUS DRIVERS -- TO ENSURE THEY TRANSITION MOVES SMOOTHLY.

I SEE YOUR INBOX AND WHAT YOU'RE GETTING, WE'RE ALL GETTING A BARRAGE OF E-MAILS, TEXTS, EVEN IN THE LAST HOUR I HAVE BEEN ASKED, YOU KNOW WHAT ARE WE DOING FOR STAFF WITH CHILD CARE NEEDS? WHAT ARE WE DOING WITH MEASURE AIR QUALITY AND CIRCULATION? WHAT ARE WE DOING FOR TEACHER PREP TIME 1234 WHAT ARE WE DOING FOR COVID TESTING? WHAT ARE WE DOING, YOU KNOW, WITH THE VARIOUS RATES OF COVID IN VARIOUS NEIGHBORHOODS WITH STUDENTS ATTENDING? H IS NOD WIDENING? THE MONITOR QUESTION? WHAT ARE WE DOING, I THINK I ASKED YOU BEFORE ABOUT KIDS IN TRANSITION? ALL THAT TO SAY, I'M NOT GOING TO ASK YOU ALL 10 OF THOSE QUESTIONS RIGHT NOW BECAUSE I KNOW AS SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS WE'RE SUPPOSED TO LIMIT TO ONE OR TWO QUESTIONS IN TERMS OF ROBERTS RULES, BUT THESE ARE QUESTIONS I'VE BEEN ASKED IN THE LAST HOUR.

AND SO, EITHER PEOPLE WATCHING YOUR PRESENTATION AND TEXTING AND E-MAILING ME.

MY QUESTION IS SORT OF, NUMBER ONE WHAT DO WE DO ENSURING STAFF NOT ONLY THAT WORKS FOR ACPS BUT FAMILIES ARE GETTING THESE TYPES OF QUESTIONS ANSWERED THAT EITHER WEREN'T INCLUDED IN TONIGHT'S PRESENTATION OR STILL LOGISTICS BEING WORKED OUT.

AND NUMBER TWO, HOW ARE WE LISTENING TO THOSE ON THE GROUND IN PARTICULAR TEACHERS AND THOSE THAT WORK INSIDE THE SCHOOL BUILDINGS AS THEY'RE GOING TO SEE THINGS THAT FRANKLY THOSE OF US THAT DON'T WORK INSIDE THE SCHOOL BUILDINGS DON'T NOTICE? AND HOW ARE WE ENSURING LODGE GISTIC AND SMOOTH TRANSITION?

>> THANK YOU MS. NOLAN FOR ONE OF THESE FOR THOSE QUESTIONS.

THIS IS ONE REASON WE WANTED TO HAVE OUR RE-IGNITE DAYS.

TOMORROW AN CPS INSIDER THEY'RE GOING GET A VIDEO FROM ME ASKING OUR STAFF TO BREATHE, RIGHT, LIKE EVERYBODY TAKE A BREATH.

WE'RE ABOUT TO HAVE A WEEKEND, YOU JUST GOT TO THIS INFORMATION ON, YOU KNOW, WE JUST HAD THIS DISCUSSION ON WEDNESDAY.

WE HAVE A MONTH TO TRANSITION AND WE HAVE THINGS IN PLACE FOR YOU ALL TO BE ABLE TO BE PREPARED, YOU KNOW FOR THIS TRANSITION.

AND WHAT WE'RE DOING THIS MONDAY IS AT ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS AS WELL AS ALL OF OUR DEPARTMENTS, WE'RE DOING A LISTENING TOUR.

AND IT IS REALLY CALLED "WE ARE LISTENING TO YOU." THERE IS A FULL PROTOCOL FOR OUR PRINCIPALS AND DIRECTORS THAT THEY'RE GOING TO BE USING.

THEY'RE ALREADY ACCUSTOMED TO DOING CHATS WITH THEIR STAFF.

AND IT IS GOING TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY TO JUST HEAR OUR STAFF OUT.

THERE ALSO WILL BE BREAKOUT SESSIONS FOR ALL OF OUR DIFFERENT SCHOOLS AS WELL AS OUR DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS.

THEY WILL GET A CHOICE TO TALK ABOUT CERTAIN MATTERS ON MONDAY, SUCH AS CONCURRENT TEACHING, EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, CHILD CARE INFORMATION, OPENING SCHOOL BUILDING CHECKLISTS, REOPENING TOPICS THAT WE JUST HAVEN'T EVER ASKED ABOUT OR TALKED ABOUT, VACCINATION INFORMATION, SCHOOL HEALTH, FACILITIES PROTOCOLS.

SO THEY WILL HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY JUST START TALKING THROUGH SOME OF THE CONCERNS OR QUESTIONS THAT THEY HAVE.

AND WE ARE DEVELOPING OR CHECKING OR COMPILING ALL OF THESE QUESTIONS AND WE'RE PUTTING THEM INTO AN ACTUAL FAQ THAT WILL GO TO EACH SCHOOL.

BECAUSE EACH SCHOOL HAS DIFFERENT QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS.

EVEN THOUGH THEY'RE GOING TO BE THE SAME IN SOME OF OUR BUILDINGS WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE GEARED TOWARDS EACH SCHOOL OR DEPARTMENT.

S MATTERS.

AND LUCKILY, WE ARE NOW PROS AT THIS ZOOM AND BREAKOUTS.

WHEREAS BEFORE NOBODY KNEW ANYTHING ABOUT THIS STUFF.

BUT THAT IS HOW WE'RE GOING TO BE WORKING WITH OUR STAFF.

SIMILARLY, WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING SOME OPPORTUNITY OR HAVING SOME OPPORTUNITYS -- OPPORTUNITIES FOR HYBRID FAMILIES THAT WILL BE -- WHO HAVE CHOSEN TO BACK INTO OUR SCHOOL BUILDINGS.

WE WANT TO WAIT UNTIL WE GET OUR SCHEDULES AND THINGS OUT FOR THOSE FAMILIES, BECAUSE SOME FAMILIES MIGHT CHOOSE NOT TO CONTINUE WITH THE HYBRID.

LET'S SAY IF THEIR TEACHER IS NOT RETURNING, BECAUSE WE KNOW ALREADY 100% ARE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO COME BACK FOR WHATEVER REASONING, RIGHT, THEY WILL PROVIDE

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DOCUMENTATION, BUT WE DO NO 100% WON'T BE ABLE TO COME BACK.

WE'RE WORKING THROUGH HAVING A VERY SIMILAR LISTENING TOUR FOR OUR FAMILIES IN REGARDS TO THEIR QUESTIONS THAT RELATE TO RETURNING BACK INTO OUR SCHOOLS.

THIS IS VERY SIMILAR TO HOW WE HAVE -- WE HAVE BEEN TALKING THROUGH THIS WITH OUR PRINCIPALS -- WE HAVE TO HAVE OPEN HOUSE AND ALL THOSE THINGS BEFORE SCHOOL STARTS.

BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE ARE NEW TO ACPS AND NEVER BEEN HERE.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE HAVING -- BE HAVING VERY SIMILAR ENGAGEMENTS FOR OUR NEW FAMILIES AND OUR CURRENT HYBRID FAMILIES.

BECAUSE EVERYBODY IS GOING TO BE NEW TO HYBRID THIS IS GOING TO BE THE FIRST TIME WE'VE DONE IT IN THE HISTORY OF ALEXANDRIA CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

T FAMILIES.

WE'LL SHARE MORE DETAILS WITH YOU MS. NOLAN AND THE BOARD IN THAT REGARD TO OUR FAMILIES, BUT THIS MONDAY, FOR THE STAFF IS WHEN THEIR FIRST LISTENING TOUR BEGINS.

>> THANK YOU.

>> MR. SAUREZ.

>> THANK YOU, CHAIR ALDERTON AND THANKS AGAIN TO THE STAFF FOR OUTLINING THIS PLAN.

IT IS VERY EXCITING AS WE, YOU KNOW, TO WORK TO REOPEN THE SCHOOLS.

AND I CAN SENSE THE OPTIMISM IN YOUR VOICE DR. HUTCHINGS AND, YOU KNOW, EXCITED THAT WE'RE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS PLAN.

I JUST HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

THE FIRST ONE IS, OBVIOUSLY, SORT OF IN THE SPIRIT OF TRANSPARENCY, BECAUSE IT IS SO IMPORTANTNESS THAT WE'RE TRANSPARENT WITH THE COMMUNITY THROUGHOUT THIS PROCESS.

AND BEFORE THE ROLLOUT OF THIS PLAN YOU HAD A CADENCE WHERE WE WERE MAKING ANNOUNCEMENTS ON MONDAYS.

HERE IS THE HEALTH STATUS OF THE COMMUNITY, YOU KNOW, HERE IS WHETHER WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO REOPEN AND SO FORTH.

AND I'M JUST WONDERING THE FIRST QUESTION IS WHETHER WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO MAKE SUCH ANNOUNCEMENTS ON A WEEKLY BASIS JUST TO KIND OF INFORM THE COMMUNITY THAT YES, WE'RE ON TRACK, WE'RE STILL ON PACE TO REOPEN AND DOING RE-IGNITE DAYS AND UPDATES ON WHAT THE STAFF IS DOING? OBVIOUSLY I'M OPTIMISTIC THAT NUMBERS ARE GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, BUT, OBVIOUSLY THERE IT MIGHT REVERT AND WE MIGHT GO BACK ON THIS.

AND I THINK WE'RE SUPPORT CONFIDENT WE'RE GOING TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS PLAN.

I'M JUST KIND OF CURIOUS ABOUT WHAT YOUR THINKING IS IN TERMS OF THAT TRANSPARENCY AND CONSISTENCY AND INFORMATION.

THAT IS SORT OF ONE QUESTION.

AND THEN, IF SECOND QUESTION IS MORE ABOUT, YOU KNOW, RIGHT NOW WE'RE RELYING ON THE FACT THAT FAMILIES HAVE EXPRESSED AN INTENT TO RETURN AS OF DECEMBER.

WE'RE GOING TO PRIORITIZE BRINGING THOSE FAMILIES BACK AND PRIORITIZE SPECIAL EDUCATION, ELL, FIRST IN THIS ROLLOUT BUT I WAS WONDERING WHAT YOUR LONGER TERM THINKING IS AROUND THE USE OF DATA TO PRIORITIZE GROUPS OR EVEN ENCOURAGE, YOU KNOW, FAMILIES THAT THEY MAY WANT A RETURN, BECAUSE OF THE LEARNING LOSS OR THE REGRESSION OR THOSE SORTS OF THINGS.

AND PRIOR TO ITERATIONS OF THE PLAN YOU TALKED ABOUT HERE, PRIORIZATION FOR GROUPS ANDSH PRIORITIZATION TO THE FACTS OF GROUPS AND I'M TRYING TO THINK ABOUT HOW YOU'RE THINKING LONGER TERM TO BE STRATEGIC OF WHO GOES BACK INTO THE CLASSROOM? DO WE REEVALUATE WHO INTENDS TO RETURN? BECAUSE, YOU KNOW AS TEACHERS GET VACCINE, AS MORE OF THE GENERAL PUBLIC GETS VACCINE SOME OF THOSE PREFERENCES MAY CHANGE AS WELL.

I'D LOVE TO HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS ON THOSE PARTICULAR ISSUES.

>> SO WITH THE FIRST QUESTION THAT YOU HAVE, WE WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE COMMUNICATION OUT.

WE WON'T BE GIVING A DECISION EVERY WEEK, BUT WE WILL BE POSTING OUR COMMUNITY KIND OF LIKE LEVELS AS WELL AS OUR SCHOOL IMPACT LEVELS EACH WEEK.

THAT IS IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO JUST SEE IT.

YOU'VE GOT TO SEE IT TO BELIEVE IT EVEN WITH OUR TEAM, WHEN YOU GO FROM LOOKING AT IT IS YELLOW, WE'VE BEEN SEEING RED FOREVER.

YOU GET EXCITED LIKE YESTERDAY WAS ORANGE, YOU KNOW, AND LAST WEEK WHEN IT WAS ORANGE, ONE DAY, BUT NOW IT HAS BEEN A WEEK AND IT HAS BEEN CONSISTENT.

SO WE WANT, YOU KNOW, OUR COMMUNITY AS WELL AS OUR STAFF TO FEEL CONFIDENT ABOUT THIS TRANSITION AS WELL.

SO WE WILL CONTINUE TO POST THE COMMUNITY LEVEL TRANSMISSION LEVELS AND ALSO THE SCHOOL IMPACT LEVELS, BUT THERE WILL BE NO NEED TO POST A DECISION UNLESS THE DECISION IS CHANGED.

WE'RE MOVING FORWARD.

SO ONLY TIME YOU'RE GOING HEAR SOMETHING ABOUT A DECISION IS WHEN WE'RE NOT.

WE'RE JUST NOW MAKING SURE THAT EVERYBODY IS INFORMED OF THIS IS THE CURRENT TREND AND IT IS CONTINUOUS WHICH IS HUGE.

ALSO, MR. SAUREZ, I APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT YOU MENTIONED OBTAIN LIKE JUST

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LONG-TERM AROUND STUDENTS WHO MAY NOT BE HYBRID RIGHT NOW, BECAUSE WE HAVE A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF OUR STUDENTS WHO ARE MOST VULNERABLE WHOSE FAMILIES DON'T FEEL THEM COMFORTABLE COMING BACK IN OUR IS SCHOOL BUILDINGS.

THERE ARE MANY REASONS WHY AND SOME ARE LEGITIMATE REASONS AND WHAT WE'RE DOING, OUR SEAL TEAM, SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL, ACADEMIC LEARNING TEAM, AS THEY'RE WORKING THROUGH OUR SEAL MONDAYS, RIGHT RIGHT, THEY'RE ALSO TALKING ABOUT OUR INKNOW STUDENTS WHO STILL ARE VIRTUAL BUT NOT RESPONDING, WHETHER THEY'RE IN-HOME SUPPORTS THAT ARE GOING BE PROVIDING SOME OF THESE STUDENTS OR HAVING SMALLER GROUP SESSIONS THAT ARE IN THEIR COMMUNITY OR EVEN OUTSIDE IN SOME CASES, JUST DEPENDING ON WE'VE GOT TO HEAR MORE FROM FAMILIES AND PREEB LITTLE BIT MORE TO FINDER OUT WHAT THEIR CHALLENGES ARE, WHAT IS THE VERY, WHAT VARY WHY DON'T YOU WANT SOME OF YOUR KIDS COME BACK INTO OUR SCHOOL BUILDINGS AND WE HAVE TO MEET THEM WHERE THEY ARE WE HAVE TO KEEP IN MIND THAT THIS WHOLE TREND CAN CONTINUE BEYOND THIS YEAR.

SOME PEOPLE MAY NOT FEEL COMFORTABLE COME BAG E BACK INTO OUR SCHOOLS IN THE FALL.

AND WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO ADDRESS THAT.

WE CAN'T JUST SAY YOU'RE ON YOUR OWN, DELETE S RIGHT.

WE HAVE TO RM START RETHINKING HOW WE EDUCATE.

AND THIS IS WHY I SAY, YOU KNOW, HUGE CHALLENGES THAT HAVE COME OUR WAY I WOULD NOT THE MILLION YEARS THOUGHT IT WOULD BE LIKE THIS.

AND I WOULDN'T EVEN SIGN UP TO DO IT, HONESTLY IF I HAD TO DO IT AGAIN.

I DON'T WANT TO DO THIS AGAIN.

HOWEVER, SO MANY CHALLENGES BUT SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES FOR US TO RE-THINK HOW WE TEACH, TO RE-THINK OUR LEARNING FIERMTS.

TO RE-THINK OUR APPROACH TO LEARNING.

AND WHAT I HOPE THIS NEW ADMINISTRATION DOES AT THE U.S.

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, I HOPE THEY START THINKING OBTAIN WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO ASSESS KIDS DIFFERENTLY, TOO.

B OF EDUCATION AND THE U.S.

DEPARTMENT OF ED IS WE NEED TO ASSESS AND WE NEED TO SEE WHERE KIDS ARE.

GUESS WHAT, WHEN WE ASSESS OUR KIDS AND GIVE OUR PRESENTATION ON FEBRUARY 18TH ABOUT OUR GRADE DISTRIBUTION DATA AND OUR SEL DATA WE CAN'T COMPARE OUR DATA THIS YEAR TO LAST YEAR.

LAST YEAR KID TBHRS A CLASSROOM WITH A TEACHER EVERY SINGLE DAY AND ROUTINES.

THIS YEAR KIDS ARE WATCHING THE NEWS AND SEEING THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE DIE.

THEY'RE SEEING INSURRECTIONS AT THE CAPITOL.

THEY'RE SEEING THIS GLOBAL PANDEMIC.

THAT IS HAVING AN IMPACT ON PSYCHE AND ON THEIR ACADEMICS.

THERE IS NO COMPARISON.

RIGHT? AND WHAT WE HAVE TO FOCUS ON THIS YEAR AND START HAVING OUR QUARTERLY CHATS WITH OUR TEAMS AND WHAT I'M EXCITED TO SEE IS WE'RE SEEING PROGRESS FROM FIRST QUARTER TO SECOND QUARTER.

IT IS NOT LOOKING LIKE LAST YEAR.

AND GUESS WHAT, I DON'T EXPECT IT TO.

WE WOULD HAVE TO BE SUPER HEROES FOR OUR KIDS TO BE PERFORMING SAME WAY THEY PERFORMED WHEN THEY WERE ALL IN SCHOOL.

WE WOULD LITERALLY HAVE TO BE SUPER HEROES.

WE HAVE TO BE HONEST ABOUT THAT DATA.

AND HOWEVER, WE HAVE THIS ACHIEVEMENT GAP.

I WANT TO GET BACK TO YOUR POINT.

I WENT ON A TANGENT, SORRY, MR. SAUREZ.

I MINUTE.

BUT TO GET TO YOUR POINED.

WE HAD AN ACHIEVEMENT GAP WITH OUR STUDENTS PRIOR TO THIS PANDEMIC.

IT IS CONTINUING TO GROW DURING THIS PANDEMIC.

AND WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO DO SOMETHING EXTREMELY INNOVATIVE AND RADICAL IN ORDER TO AT LEAST ALLEVIATE AND NARROW THIS ACHIEVEMENT GAP.

AND WE'RE WELL-EQUIPPED TO DO IT.

I KNOW OUR STAFF CAN DO IT.

BUT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO THINK DIFFERENTLY.

WE CANNOT START IMPLEMENTING PRACTICES THAT WORKED WHEN 30 KIDS WERE IN YOUR CLASS AT ONE TIME AND WE CAN DO PULLOUT.

WE CAN'T GO BACK TO HOW WE TRIED TO DO IT AND WHAT WERE DOING WE STILL HAD ACHIEVEMENT GAP.

WE WENT THROUGH HE IN JUNE OF 2019 WHEN WE INTRODUCED OUR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT DATA.

WE HAD A VERY PERVASIVE ACHIEVEMENT GAP.

AND WE'VE GOT TO JUST CHANGE, YOU KNOW THIS NARRATIVE.

SO YOUR QUESTION WAS SPOT ON MR. SAUREZ.

I DON'T HAVE THE ANSWER RIGHT NOW BECAUSE OUR SEAL TEAM IS STILL WORKING THROUGH WHAT ARE SOME OF THESE INNOVATIVE APPROACHES THAT WE'RE DOING, BUT SOMETHING THAT IS A NON-IN NEGOTIABLE FOR THE TEAM IS WE HAVE TO FIND WAYS TO STILL PROVIDE THE APPROPRIATE SUPPORTS FOR THE STUDENTS WHO ARE MOST VULNERABLE AND ARE STILL VIRTUAL.

AND WE ALSO HAVE TO FIND OUR FAMILIES AND FIND OUT WHY ARE YOU STILL VIRTUAL, BECAUSE THIS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH NEXT YEAR TOO.

Y ADDRESS IT AND WORK THROUGH THAT.

BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT QUESTION.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

AND I WAS GOING TO PUT MYSELF IN, BUT I JUST WANTED TO CHECK, MS. ANDERSON, DID

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YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENT? OR ARE YOU OKAY?

>> I'M FINE, THANKS.

>> AND MS. NOLAN I SAW YOUR HAND GO UP AGAIN.

>> THANK YOU, CHAIR ALDERTON.

DR. HUTCHINGS YOU WITH YOUR LAST STATEMENT ANSWERED MY QUESTIONS.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THE ACKNOWLEDGEMENT.

ONE THING I FIND INTERESTING IS WHEN PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT PARTICULARLY LOW-INCOME STUDENTS ARE FALLING BEHIND DURING COVID.

AND THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS THERE HAS ALWAYS BEEN A GAP IN THAT REGARD.

AND WE CAN'T STRIVE TO GO BACK TO WHAT THAT GAP WAS.

WE HAVE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THAT WAS NEVER ACCEPTABLE AND WE'RE GOING TO FIGHT AGAINST THAT.

AND THE ACADEMIC RECOVERY IS WORK THAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING ALL ALONG.

SO YOU ADDRESSING THAT YOU'RE GOING TO BE COMING BACK -- THAT WAS MY QUESTION IS SORT OF LIKE IF YOU COULD COME BACK TO THE BOARD AT SOME POINT, BECAUSE I THINK IT WOULD BE A GREAT CONVERSATION TO UNDERSTAND WHAT IS THE STRATEGY GOING TO BE IN TERMS OF SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL AND ACADEMIC RECOVER RUSSIAN I HEARD YOU SAY TOWARDS THE ENDS OF YOUR RECENT STATEMENT.

SO THAT IS WHY.

THANK YOU CHAIR ALDERTON LETTING OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THAT.

BUT I APPRECIATE THE STATEMENT AS IT IS SOMETHING THAT I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT THE BOARD IS VERY MUCH CONCERNED ABOUT.

I KNOW YOU DR. HUTCHINGS IS CONCERNED, YOUR STAFF AND TEAM IS OFTENTIMES THEY'RE EVEN IN THE EDUCATION FIELD IS TO FIGHT THAT GAP.

AND SO I KNOW WE'LL ALL BE INTERESTED TO HEAR WHAT THE STRATEGY IS EXPECTED TO BE AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

WE DO SEE THROUGH THE DATA YOU PROVIDE IN ACPS SOME OF OUR MOST VULNERABLE FAMILIES DECIDED NOT RETURN DUE TO A VARIETY OF CIRCUMSTANCES A NATIONWIDE CIRCUMSTANCE THAT HAS BEEN DISCUSSED AS WELL.

THAT IS ONE THING WE DON'T WANT TO HAVE HAPPEN IS THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP WIDEN DISPURT THAT WE'RE NOT ADDRESSING THEIR NEEDS.

SO LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING THE STRATEGY AND APPRECIATE YOUR REMARKS DR. HUTCHINGS AND THE FOCUS.

>> THANK YOU.

AND I'LL JUST ADD TO THAT AND THEN I'M GOING TO GO BACK TO DR. RIEF BEFORE I ASK MY QUESTION.

BUT, YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE CONCERNS THAT I'VE HAD, YOU KNOW IN ALL THE TALK OF RETURNING TO SCHOOL HAS BEEN MY PRIMARY QUESTION OFTEN COMES RETURN TO WHAT? IF WE'RE RETURNING BACK TO -- IF IT IS JUST A RETURN BACK TO WHAT IT WAS, I THINK WE'RE MISSING THE POINT.

WE KNOW ENOUGH NOW TO KNOW THAT WE NEED TO CHANGE A LOT OF THINGS.

SO THIS RETURN TO SCHOOL NEEDS RETURNING TO SOMETHING DRASTICALLY DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING.

BECAUSE OF THESE ACHIEVEMENT GAPS THAT WE'VE ALREADY KNOWN WE'VE HAD FOR YEARS.

NOW IS THE TIME.

WE'VE BEEN AFFORDED AN OPPORTUNITY TO REALLY THINK CRITICALLY ABOUT HOW AND IF THERE IS ANYTHING WE CAN DO LET US NOT MISS OUT ON THIS OPPORTUNITY.

RY REALLY APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS DR. HUTCHINGS, I'M GOING TO GO OVER TO MS. RIEF.

>> THANK YOU AND THANK YOU FOR THAT POINT CHAIR ALDERTON.

I WAS WONDER DR. HUTCHINGS IF YOU COULD SHARE JUST A LITTLE BIT ABOUT FOR THE SECONDARY STUDENTS.

I KNOW THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF FOCUS ON YOUNGER LEARNERS AND, OF COURSE, THEY ARE COHORTED IN THESE CLASSES TOGETHER.

BUT FOR OUR SECONDARY STUDENTS WHO HAVE MULTIPLE TEACHERS HOW THE HYBRID MODEL WILL BE WORKING FOR THEM AND MOVING AROUND IN THE BUILD JG THAT IS GREAT BECAUSE WE HAVE OUR PRINCIPALS ON HERE.

I'M GOING TO ASK FOR MR. BALLARD AND MS. PETER TO GIVE INSIGHT IN REGARDS TO AND I THINK MS. BINAM MIGHT BE ON HERE AS WELL IN THAT REGARD TO WHAT THE HYBRID LEARN LEARNING LOOKS LIKE AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL.

IT IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT, YOU, YOU DELETE S HAVE MULTIPLE TEACHERS AND CLASSROOMS CAN YOU GIVE INSIGHT TO DR. RIEF.

MR. BALAS.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

DR. HUTCHINGS WE ARE PLANNING, AS YOU CAN IMAGINE WE'RE PLANNING A RETURN TO THE SCHEDULE AS HAS BEEN AND ONE O CAREFULLY PLANNING AROUND IS THE TRANSITION FROM CLASS TO CLASS WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE, HOW MANY KIDS CAN BE IN EACH CLASS.

AND HOW DO WE TRANSITION THOSE KIDS.

THAT IS DEFINITELY IN THE PLANNING PHASE.

I HAVE A WONDERFUL TEAM IN PLACE THAT IS THAT IS PLANNING WITH ME TO WORK OUT ALL OF THE LODGE GISTIC AND DOING THAT IN COLLABORATION WITH DR. HART'S DEPARTMENT IN FACILITIES TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE COVERING ALL OF THOSE BASISES.

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OBVIOUSLY SWITCHING FROM CLASS TO CLASS IS A BIG THING, ESPECIALLY GIVEN ALL OF THESE CIRCUMSTANCES, SO DO I HAVE AN ANSWER FOR YOU RIGHT NOW IN TERMS OF WHAT EXACTLY THAT WILL LOOK LIKE? I DON'T.

BUT THAT IS CLEARLY ON THE TOP OF OUR PRIORITY LIST.

>> I THINK ONE POINT I'M GOING TO ASK MS. BINAM TO TALK ABOUT FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND K-8 SCHOOL.

I THINK IS IMPORTANT AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL AND MS. PETERS SHE HAD ANOTHER MEETING, SHE HAD TO STEP OFTEN.

ANOTHER THING THAT IS IMPORTANT IS TRANSITION STILL HAVE TO OCCUR.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO KEEP STUDENTS IN AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL IN ONE CLASSROOM AT ALL TIMES SO THOSE TRANSITIONS ARE GOING TO HAVE TO OCCUR.

WE'RE GOING TO BE MAKING TRANSITIONS FOLLOWING SOCIAL DISTANCING, FACE COVERINGS AT ALL TIMES, WASHING DOWN -- WIPING DOWN AREAS IN THAT REGARD TO OUR CLEANING PROTOCOLS AND HAND-WASHING STATIONS AND ANTIBACTERIAL DISPENSERS THROUGHOUT ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS.

AND CLASSROOMS. SO I THINK THESE ARE SOME OF THE PRECAUTIONS WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE, BUT THE TRANSITION PIECE STILL GOING TO HAVE TO HAPPEN.

AND ANOTHER THING THAT IS KEY IS THAT WHEN YOU LOOK AT OUR SECOND DISAIR NUMBERS, THEY'RE NOT AS HIGH AS OUR ELEMENTARY NUMBERS IN THAT REGARD TO FAMILIES THAT SELECTED THE HYBRID.

SO WE'RE GOING HAVE LESS STUDENTS AT SCHOOL.

SO WHEN PEOPLE THINK OF TC, THAT THEY THINK OF, YOU KNOW, A FISH SWIMMING UPSTREAM WITH A BUNCH OF FISH, YOU KNOW IN THE HALLS.

THAT IS NOT GOING TO BE TC, BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE A LARGE PERCENTAGE OF OUR STUDENTS WHO SELECTED TO COME BACK TO HYBRID AT TC WILLIAMS. THE FORMERLY KNOWN TC WILLIAMS. WE DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT THE NEW NAME IS YET.

I WANT TO MAKE THAT CLEAR THAT SNOT GOING BACK.

WHEN WE THINK ABOUT HIGH SCHOOL WE THINK OF OVERCROWDED, OVER CAPACITY.

AND THAT IS NOT GOING TO BE THE CASE WHEN OUR DOORS OPEN FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL.

DR.-- I MEAN MS. BINAM I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WANTED TO ADD ANYTHING FOR THE MIDDLE SCHOOL AT PATRICK HENRY.

>> GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

FOR THE K-8 SCHOOLS WE ARE SMALLER SO WE PUT OUR CHILDREN INTO COHORTS.

AND SO OUR CHILDREN WILL MOVE COHORT.

THE ENTIRE COHORT WILL GET UP AND MOVE CLASS TO CLASS TOGETHER.

THAT IS THE BEAUTY OF THE K-8 MODEL AND WITH LARGER MID SCHOOL WHERE -- MIDDLE SCHOOL, WHERE IT IS POSSIBLE THEY PLAN TO HAVE THE TEACHERS MOVE FROM SPACE TO SPACE, BUT WHERE IT IS NOT POSSIBLE THEY WILL HAVE TO MOVE THE CHILDREN, YOU KNOW, WITH SOCIAL DISTANCING GUIDELINES IN PLACE.

>> I GUESS ONE THING I WOULD ADD DR. HUTCHINGS IS THESES ARE THINGS WE PLAN FOR EVERY YEAR TRANSITIONS BETWEEN CLASSES AND MILLION OF MINUTES THAT WE GIVE TO STUDENTS TO GET FROM PLACE TO PLACE AND FOR TEACHERS ALSO WHO MAY NOT HAVE A PERMANENT ROOM ALL DAY LONG TO GET FROM PLACE TO PLACE AS WELL.

SO WE ARE DEFINITELY PLANNING FOR THAT AND THESE ARE THINGS THAT WE'RE USED TO PLANNING.

OBVIOUSLY JUST A FEW DYNAMICS AND THEY'RE ALL IN THE WORKS.

>> THANK YOU.

SO MY QUESTION WILL BE THE LAST QUESTION.

AND I JUST, YOU KNOW, I KNOW THE ANSWER TO THE QUESTION BUT IT IS SOMETHING THAT KEEPS BEING ASKED.

THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO PUBLICLY SHARE.

CAN YOU CLARIFY, YOU KNOW, I THINK SOME PARENTS OF STUDENTS WITH DISABILITYS ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THIS MOTION OF MONITORS BEING IN CLASSROOMS PARTICULARLY WHERE STUDENTS HAVE SIGNIFICANTLY HIGH NEEDS CAN YOU CLARIFY SORT OF THE REPLACEMENT IN-PERSON STAFF WILL BE FOR SPECIALIZED INSTRUCTION? BECAUSE I THINK -- LIKE I SAID, I KNOW THE ANSWER, BUT I THINK THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE THAT CLEAR TO EVERYONE THAT, YOU KNOW, THESE AREN'T JUST GOING TO DO WHAT THEY NEED TO DO WITH CERTAIN KIDS.

>> YES, THAT'S RIGHT.

AND THANK YOU CHAIR ALDERTON FOR ASKING THAT, BECAUSE INDEED WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE MONITORS IN THE CLASSROOM OR ANY ADULT SUPERVISION WITHIN A CLASSROOM WORKING WITH OUR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS THAT ARE NOT TRAINED TO BE WITH STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.

I KNOW THAT MS. WARNER, I BELIEVE SHE'S ON HERE.

IF SHE'S NOT THEN DR. MOZINGO CAN ELABORATE.

BUT SPECIFICALLY WE'RE WORKING WITH OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS THAT PROVIDE THESE TYPES OF SERVICES WHERE IT IS AN OUTSOURCE SERVICE.

BUT THEY ARE CERTIFIED OR TRAINED TO PROVIDE WHATEVER THAT TYPE OF SERVICE MAY BE

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FOR OUR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.

SO THERE ARE A LITTLE MORE COMPLICATIONS THAT COME ALONG WITH, THAT BECAUSE YOU NOW HAVE, YOU KNOW, A LIMITED NOW POOL OF CANDIDATES THAT YOU'RE TRYING TO PULL FROM.

BUT WE'RE NOT GOING TO PUT OUR STUDENTS, ESPECIALLY WITH SPECIAL NEEDS IN A SITUATION WHERE SOMEONE IS NOT EQUIPPED TORE LICENSE ORDER TRAINED TO BE WITH THAT PARTICULAR POPULATION.

I DON'T KNOW IF DR. MOZINGO IF YOU WANT TO ADD ANYTHING.

>> DR. HUTCHING I'M ON HERE AS WELL.

>> THANK YOU MS. ALDERTON FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLAIN.

CLEARLY OUR FIRST PRIORITY THE S TO HAVE TEACHERS AND INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT STAFF IN CLASSROOMS WITH STUDENTS.

IN SITUATIONS WHERE THAT MAY NOT BE FEASIBLE WE HAVE STAFF ABLE TO RETURN, WE'RE LOOKING WITH SELECT AND SPECIALIZED AGENCIES THAT PROVIDE BEHAVIOR BOTH BOARD CERTIFIED BEHAVIORAL ANALYSTS AND BEHAVIORIOR TECH ZHANGS.

SO THEY'RE THE BCBA TECHS.

SO WE ARE WORKING WITH TWO DIFFERENT GROUPS PRIMARILY AND DR. AARON STONE WHO COORDINATES HIS PROGRAMS FOR US HAS SPENT THE LAST FOUR WEEKS REACHING OUT TO -- WE'RE RIGHT NOW WORKING WITH SIX OR 7 DIFFERENT GROUPS TRYING TO IDENTIFY A POOL OF BEHAVIOR TECHS THAT WE CAN HIRE TO COME IN IN PLACE OF TEACHERS & INSTEAD OF MONITORS.

SO THAT IS REALLY OUR PRIMARY FOCUS RIGHT NOW.

AND THEY ARE PEOPLE WITH A HIGH DEGREE OF TRAINING.

WE MAY IN SOME SITUATIONS HAVE A MONITOR IN THE CLASSROOM WITH A CERTIFIED BEHAVIOR TECH OR A TEACHER.

AND THOSE MONITORS ARE ALSO GOING TO GO THROUGH SPECIALIZED ROUND OF EXTRA TRAINING THAT DR. WILKINS AND DR. HUTCHINGS REFERRED TO EARLIER.

AND THAT TRAINING WE'RE ACTUALLY CONTRACTING WITH THE ONE OF THE AGENCIES THAT PROVIDES THE BEHAVIOR TECHNICIANS TO DO THAT TWO-DAY TRAINING FOR US AS WELL.

SO WE HAVE SOME SIGNIFICANT PROTOCOLS IN PLACE TO ENSURE.

AND WE'RE NOT JUST HAVING AN UNTRAINED MONITOR IN THE CLASSROOM.

WE RECOGNIZE THE NEEDS OF THE STUDENTS AND WHAT WE HAVE TO DO TO ENSURE THAT THEY HAVE THE SERVICES THEY NEED.

>> THANK YOU, YOU KNOW AND JUST ONE OF THE THINGS I'VE SHARED IS THESE ARE SORT OF SOME OF THE LITTLE THINGS AND CONTINUING T ABOUT, YOU KNOW, TARGETING OUR COMMUNICATION FOR FAMILIES WITH DISABILITIES AS WE GO THROUGH THIS REOPENING AND CONTINUE TO MAINTAIN AND BUILD TRUST WITH THOSE FAMILIES.

DR. HUTCHINGS, YOU HAD YOUR HAND UP.

>> I JUST WANTED TO MAKE JUST ONE FINAL COMMENT AND I WANT TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO THANK OUR STAFF.

THEY WORK SO HARD.

PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA HOW HARD STAFF WILL WORK AND YOU HAVE TO KEEP IN MIND, THEY'RE IN A GLOBAL PANDEMIC AS WELL.

THEY'RE AT HOME WITH THEIR SPOUSES, THEIR CHILDREN, THEIR PARENTS, THEY'RE, YOU KNOW, THEIR PETS.

AND PEOPLE -- EVERYBODY DOESN'T HAVE A HOME THAT'S CONDUCIVE FOR WORKING.

MAYBE BE CONDUES TOIV SLEEP BUT NOT WORK.

AND THEY'RE STILL DOING IT AND THEY'RE GOING ABOVE AND BEYOND.

AND I'M GOING SAY IT AGAIN, AND I SAID IT IN N MY VIDEO THAT STAFF WILL SEE TOMORROW.

PLEASE, JUST BREATHE EVERYBODY.

WE STILL ARE HERE TO SUPPORT YOU 100%.

WE'RE HERE TO MAKE SURE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY IS THAT THE TOP OF OFFER LIST, RIGHT, WE'RE HERE TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU HAVE ALL OF THE OBSTACLES THAT MIGHT BE COMING YOUR WAY TO HELP REMOVE THEM AND TO WALK YOU THROUGH AND TO BE BY YOUR SIDE THROUGHOUT THIS, YOU KNOW, PROCESS AS WE'RE PREPARING TO TRANSITION SO I JUST WANT THEM TO KNOW, NONE OF THAT HAS CHANGED.

ALL WE'RE ASKING IS FOR US TO HAVE SOME DOCUMENTATION IN OUR PERSONNEL FILES.

S TO COME BACK.

WE'VE DONE EVERYTHING ELSE.

WE'VE DONE HEALTH AND SAFETY MITIGATIONS WE'RE WORKING WITH HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND GIVE YOU THE VACCINES, WE'RE HERE TO SUPPORT, TO LISTEN, YOU KNOW, MONDAY YOU'RE GOING TO BE TALKING, I'M SURE, A LOT AND YOU SHOULD BE, RIGHT, GET IT OUT.

AND I JUST WANT TO TELL YOU TO OUR STAFF MEMBERS, IT IS NORMAL TO FEEL THE ANXIETY THAT YOU ARE FEELING RIGHT NOW.

A CHANGE IS ABOUT TO COME.

THAT IS NORMAL.

NA IS A -- THAT IS A NORMAL PROCESS.

FOR ALL OF OUR PSYCHOLOGISTS OUT THERE, THAT IS A NORMAL PROCESS, RIGHT.

AND I HAVE TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE SECRET TO OUR STAFF.

OUR LEADERS WERE THE SAME WAY THREE WEEKS AGO AS WE STARTED TALKING ABOUT, OR TWO WEEKS AGO, O AND LOOK AT THEM NOW.

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IN TWO WEEKS HAS MADE A DIFFERENCE SO I KNOW WE'RE GOING TO GET THROUGH THIS.

KNOW, WE DEFINITELY HAVE YOUR BACK ALWAYS.

AND WE ALWAYS WILL.

THAT IS A PROMISE THAT I HAVE MADE AND I HAVE STAYED TRUE TO IT.

I NEED YOU TO KNOW THAT AND WE WANT YOU TO CONTINUE TO SUPPORT AND HELP YOU, BUT WE HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE THIS WORK WE'VE GOT TO WORK TOGETHER AND COLLABORATIVELY, WE CANNOT ALLOW ANYONE TO DIVIDE AND CONQUER.

WE CANNOT LISTEN TO ALL THOSE SIDE CHATS AND CONVERSATIONS.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO DO THAT.

I JUST WANT TO SAY IT UP FRONT BEFORE IT STARTS WE ARE ACPS.

AND I SAY IT EVERY TIME I GET ON VIDEO THAT I RECORD THIS IS AN ACPS FAMILY AND FAMILIES STICK TOGETHER AND THEY WORK THINGS OUT IN THEIR HOUSE AND THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE TO DO.

WE'RE GIVING YOU THE PLATFORM TO DO THAT ON MON.

PLEASE, SPEAK YOUR TRUTH AND LET US WORK WITH YOU SO WE CAN MAKE THIS HAPPEN.

STU MADAM CHAIR.

>> THANK YOU, THANK YOU EVERYONE, AND THANK YOU TO THE STAFF FOR YOUR PRESENTATION AND SHARING ALL OF YOUR HARD WORK.

SO WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ALONG BECAUSE WE HAVE MORE.

AND WE NEED TO GET SOME NEW BUSINESS.

[17. FY 2021 CIP Quarterly Report for Q2--20 mins.]

WE HAVE OUR 2021CIP QUARTERLY UPDATE FOR QUARTER TWO THIS ITEM DOES REQUIRE ACTION.

AND I'LL TURN IT BACK TO YOU DR. HUTCHINGS.

>> I'M GOING TO TURN THINGS OVER TO DR. HART AND HER TEAM.

DR. HART.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

AND I'M SO SORRY, IS THIS THE QUARTERLY RESERVE OR QUARTERLY REPORT? I WANT TO MAKE SURE I'M REPORTING ON THE CORRECT THING.

>> THIS IS THE QUARTERLY REPORT.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I'M ACTUALLY GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO MR. JONATHAN AGAIN.

ACTING DIRECTOR OF EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES AND SOON-TO-BE DIRECTOR OF EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES.

SO JOHN, TAKE IT AWAY.

>> JOHN, I THINK YOU'RE ON MUTE.

>> I'M SORRY, CAN EVERYONE HEAR ME?

>> YES.

>> OKAY, THANK YOU, GOOD EVENING, BOARD.

THANK YOU, DR. HART.

S WITH ME, THANK YOU SUSAN.

AND THIS IS FOR THE REPORTING PERIOD OF OCTOBER, NOVEMBER, DECEMBER OF 2020, WHICH WAS THE SECOND QUARTER OFFICE CAL YEAR 2021.

WHICH CONSTITUTES THE CIP, WE'LL BE BE GOING THROUGH INMORE DETAIL ALL OF THE PROJECTS THROUGH ALL OF THE DIFFERENT SCHOOLS.

WE WILL GO OVER THE PROGRESS THAT WE MADE IN THE SECOND QUARTER.

A LOT OF THIS IS CONTINUATION OF SOME OF OUR SUMMER PROJECTS AND MOVING ONTO SECOND PHASES OF SOME OF THOSE PROJECTS.

AND WE WILL GO THROUGH FUNDS STARTED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE QUARTER AND WE REMAIN AT THE ENDS OF THE QUARTER.

AND WE WILL TALK BRIEFLY ABOUT SOME OF THE ANTICIPATED PROJECTS COMING UP IN THE THIRD QUARTER.

SO CONSTITUTING CIP, THE FACILITIES AND CURRICULUM, TECHNOLOGY TRANSPORTATION SAFETY AND SECURITY, WE WILL GO THROUGH A LITTLE BIT OF EACH OF THESE.

WE'LL SPENDS A LITTLE BIT TIME ON THIS.

>> AT THE BEGINNING OF THE QUARTER WE HAD 81 MILLION 645,000 DOLLARS.

THE EXPENDITURES THROUGH THE QUARTER WERE JUST OVER 40 MILLION.

BY 9367, OBVIOUSLY THROUGH THERE WE GO THROUGH THE DIFFERENT SCHOOLS AS WELL AS SOME OF THE SYSTEMWIDE FUNDS SUSAN IF YOU CON.

AND THERE IT IS IN LESS DETAIL, THE BEGINNING BALANCE WAS, WHAT THE ROLLOVER, THE EXPENDITURE FOR PARTICULAR THREE MONTHS AND THEN WHERE WE WERE AT TENDS OF DECEMBER.

> TO MS. GULICK.

>> HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT AND DOUGLAS MACARTHUR, WE TALK ABOUT THESE A LOT SEPARATELY,LY BE BRIEFED.

BUT IN THE SECOND QUARTER WE HIRED PERKINS EASTMAN AS HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT, THEY GOT STARTED RIGHT AWAY ON THE TEST FIT WHICH WE BROUGHT YOU LAST MONTH AND A VIRTUAL OPEN OUT FOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO TALK ABOUT NEXT STEP AND REENGAGE EVERYONE WITH THE PROJECT AND, OF COURSE, OUR EDT CONTINUE WOWRD EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING DEVELOPMENT AND HELPING SUPPORT THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE EDUCATIONAL SPECIFIC INDICATION PROGRAM THAT WE'RE WORKING OBNOW.

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OPERATED IN QUARTER 3 IS THE VOTE YOU GAVE US EARLIER TONIGHT, THANK YOU FOR THAT ALLOWS US TO CONWITH OUR WORK.

AND WE WILL CONTINUE WORKING WITH THE EDT AND NEXT STEP IS DEVELOPING THE SPACE PROGRAM AND THE ED SPECK WHICH THE BOARD WILL BE ASKED TO APPROVE AFTER THE COUNCIL APPROVES IS THE NEXT PHASE OF THE PERMITTING PROCESS TO GET INTO CONSTRUCTION.

AND WE ALSO WORKED ON OUR GMP1 AND THE SCHOOL BOARD DID APPROVE TO PURSUE THAT CONTRACT IN DECEMBER.

WE WORKED THROUGH FINAL ITEMS AT THE SWING SPACE AT DOUGLAS MACARTHUR AND TANEY AVENUE AND INSTALLED NEW PLAYGROUND QUIM WHICH IS REALLY NICE IF YOU HAVE A CHANCE TO DRIVE BY AND SEE IT IT IS LOOKS PRETTY GOOD.

AND WE HELD OUR PRECONSTRUCTION MEETING FOR THE NEW DOUGLAS MACARTHUR.

IN THIS QUARTER, WE'RE THROUGH THAT FINAL SILENT PLAN PERMISSION PROCESS ABATEMENT AND DEMOLITION OF MACARTHUR.

LET ME SAY BECAUSE I KNOW IT WILL BE A QUESTION.

I PROMISE YOU THAT I -- WE ARE WORKING ON GETTING THE ABATEMENT AND DEMOLITION STARTED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AT MACARTHUR.

WE DO HAVE -- WE'VE HAD A FEW MORE PASSBACKS OF THE CONTRACT TERMS THAN WE HAD ANTICIPATED AND THAT IS WHAT IS CURRENTLY HOLDING US UP.

WE ALSO WERE ANTICIPATING THE MONEY BEING ALLOCATED TO THE PROJECT.

SO I PROMISE, IT IS WHAT KEEPS ME UP AT NIGHT.

IT IS WHAT I DREAM ABOUT WHEN I'M SLEEPING.

WE ARE WORKING TO GET THE BUILDING TO COME DOWN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND JUST -- WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT CONTRACT IS RIGHT, GIVEN THE IT SETS THE TONE FOR THE SUBSEQUENT GMPS FOR ACTUALLY CONSTRUCTING THE BUILDING AND GIVEN OUR BUDGET CONCERNS THAT WE HAVE HAD ON THIS PROJECT.

SO WE HAVE TO LET IT GO THROUGH THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS.

WE WILL KEEP YOU UPDATED, BUT WE'RE MAKING EVERY EFFORT TO HAVE THAT HAPPEN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

MR. FINNEGAN I'LL TURN IT BACK TO YOU.

>> THANK YOU, ERIKA.

I'M GOING TO GO INTO MORE DETAIL OF THE NONCAPACITY PROJECTS BECAUSE WE HAD A NUMBER OF LARGE PROJECTS CONTINUE INTO THIS QUARTERP WE HAD LYLES-CROUCH TRADITIONAL ACADEMY, A COMPLETE PROJECT OF ALL 17 PROOF TOP UNITS.

-- ROOFTOP UNITS.

T LIGHTINGS.

BASICALLY WHAT THAT DOES IS THERE IS A UVCER RADIATION PROCESS INSIDE THE HANDLER UNITS AND THEY ARE BETWEEN THE COOLING COIL AND IRT AIR FILTER.

BASICALLY WHAT THAT IS DOING IS DISINFECTING THE SUPPLY AIR.

SO WE ALREADY HAVE FILTERS IN THESE UNITS, BUT NOW WE'RE PROVIDING A FURTHER DISINFECTANT.

AND THAT KILLS VIRUSES, ET CETERA, ON THE COIL AND IN THE DRAIN PAN.

THAT IS OUR FIRST USE OF UV LIGHTS.

WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THAT PROJECT.

AND THAT IS NEARING COMPLETION NOW.

SUSAN IF YOU COULD CONTINUE.

THE FRANCIS HAMMOND MIDDLE SCHOOL ROOF.

THIS IS THE LAST PHASE.

IT WAS TWO SECTIONS.

IT WAS THE D-WING INCLUDING THE SKYWAY OR PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE AS WELL AS THE MUSIC WING.

AND NOW I'M HAPPY TO REPORT THAT THE ENTIRE ROOFING SYSTEM, ALL OF THE DIFFERENT SECTIONS AT FRANCIS HAMMOND HAVE NOW BEEN REPLACED OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS.

SO NEW ROOF ON THE ENTIRE BUILDING.

NEXT ONE, SUSAN.

MATTHAU MAURI WE CONTINUED IN ANOTHERFACE PHASE THIS WAS A SECOND PHASE.

WE REPLACED AN OLD SECTION OF THE BUILT-UP ROOF WHICH IS BASICALLY A TAR AND GRAVEL ROOF AND INSTALLED A THERMAL PLASTIC ROOFING SYSTEM.

A GLASS FIBER RE-ENFORCED ROOF.

IT IS A MUCH BETTER AND LONGER LASTING SYSTEM.

W GO.

BUT WE HAVE PROBABLY COVERED ABOUT 60% OF THAT SCHOOL NOW.

AND THIS ROOFING SYSTEM, OF COURSE, IS EXCELLENT FOR RESISTANCE TO ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT, OZONE EXPOSURE, ET CETERA.

SUSAN IF YOU CAN CONTINUE.

THE CORA KELLY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL KITCHEN RENOVATION PROJECT WRAPPED UP NEAR TENDS OF THE QUARTER.

THIS -- NEAR THE ENDS OF THE QUARTER.

THIS WAS EXCITING BECAUSE IT WAS A COMPLETE RENOVATION OF THE KITCHEN.

NEW WALK-IN COOLER AND FREEZERS, NEW DISH WASHING AREA, NEW PASS-THROUGHS AND NEW SERVERY THAT EXTENDS OUT INTO THE CAFETERIA AREA.

AND CAFETERIA AREA RECEIVED NEW FLOORING, LIGHTING, ARCHITECTURAL PANELS THAT COVERED OVER THE OLD GREEN GLAZED BLOCK.

AND SUSAN IF YOU COULD CONTINUE.

SO A FUQI, ONGOING AND UPCOMING PROJECTS THAT WILL EXFEND INTO THE NEXT QUARTER

[02:45:08]

THE EXTENDS INTO THE NEXT QUARTER.

GEORGE WASHINGTON AND TC WILLIAMS CAMPAIGNA CLASSROOM, THESE ARE EXCITING BECAUSE THESE ARE SPACES FOR DAY CARE ESSENTIALLY AND WE'RE ABLE TO TRANSFORM THOSE SPACES WITH CHILD FRIENDLY BRIGHTER SPACES, NEW FLOORING, CARPET SQUARES, ETSZ.

AND FRANCIS HAMMOND JIM NICE YAWM -- GYMNASIUM WE'RE PAINTING, COMPLETE PAINTING OF THE WALLS AS WELL AS THE STRUCTURAL STEEL, THE DUCT WORK ON THE CEILING, ET CETERA.

AND THEN GEORGE WASHINGTON LIBRARY FLOORING REPLACEMENT WILL BE ABLE TO TRANSFORM THAT LIBRARY BUT AS MEETING SPACE FOR FACULTY GROUPS, PTA, ET CETERA.

WE WILL BE REPLACING CARPET WITH CARPET SQUARES IN THE MAIN HALL OF THE LIBRARY AS WELL AS THE OUTLYING OFFICES IN ADJOINING MEETING ROOMS, ET CETERA.

AND SO IN SUMMARY, ALL OF THESE PROJECTS REFLECTING USE OF DATA TO DRIVE PRIORITIES AND EXPENALTITURES.

WE HAVE GONE TO THE PROJECTS MOST IN NEED DUE TO AGE AS WELL AS THOSE THAT HAVE BECOME FUNCTIONALLY OBABSOLUTE -- OBSOLETE.

THE TESTIFY TAX DOLLARS WE WERE ABLE TO TO DO THAT BY TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE EMPTY BUILDINGS THROUGH COVID TO AMELIORATE THE PLANNED PROJECTS AND ADD ON SECOND PHASES.

ALSO WORKING CLOSELY WITH SISTER OFFICES BUILDING AND CUSTODIAL SERVICES, ETSZ.

AND THEN AN AGGRESSIVE TIMELINE IN PROJECT PLANNING PROCESS TO ADDRESS OUR AGING FACILITIES.

AND WE WERE ABLE TO DO THIS BY ADVANCING SOME OF THESE PHASES, TAKE ADVANTAGE OF PRICING, MOBILIZATION, ET CETERA, MOVING SOME OF THOSE PHASES FOR NEXT SUMMER ONTO THIS FALL.

SO WE WERE ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THAT.

AND THAT IS ALL OF IT.

IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS, I WILL ENTERTAIN THOSE AT THIS POINT.

AND IF NOT,LY TURN IT BACK TO DR. HART.

>> OKAY, SO I DO HAVE QUESTIONS.

AND THEY ALL POPPED UP SAT THE SAME TILE.

SO I'M GOING TO GO IN ORDER FOR THIS ONE.

THAT MAKES DR. RIEF FIRST.

> DR. HART.

I HAVE A QUESTION BUT WANTED TO MAKE A COMMENT FIRST.

I THOUGHT THE POWER POINT AND REPORT WAS VERY WELL ORGANIZED AND SUPER HELPFUL.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I TYPICALLY DO WHEN I'M LOOKING AT A REPORT IS SOMETIMES I GO BACK AND REFER TO THE CIP SUMMARY BUDGET FOR THE YEAR.

AND IT IS A LITTLE -- I'M JUST SHARING, IT IS A LITTLE HARD SOMETIMES TO KINDS OF COMPARE THAT LIST VERSUS THE REPORT.

IT IS JUST AN IDEA TO THINK ABOUT FOR THE FUTURE.

BUT, YOU KNOW, WHEN WE HAVE THE CIP SUMMARY AND IT HAS THE COLUMN FOR ALL THE PROJECTS THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO HAPPEN IN 2021, IT WOULD BE GREAT TO JUST KIND OF SEE ANOTHER COLUMN NEXT TO THAT THAT JUST SAYS THE STATUS OF THE PROJECT TO COMPARE IT AGAINST THE BUDGET DIRECTLY.

IT IS JUST AN IDEA FOR THE FUTURE.

MY QUESTION WAS -- IT IS PROBABLY FOR MORE MS. GULICK ABOUT THE HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT.

AS I UNDERSTAND IT, WE ARE EXPECTED TO THE BOARD WOULD BE VOTING ON A DESIGN CONGRESSCEPT IN THE SPRING SOMETIME -- CONCEMENT IN THE SPRING SOMETIME.

AND I JUST RECALL THE DOUGLAS MACARTHUR PROJECT HOW COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROCESS WAS.

I'M JUST WONDERING WHAT THE PLANS ARE FOR THAT? I MEAN WHAT KIND OF MEETINGS ARE YOU GOING HAVE? WHAT OPPORTUNITIES WILL THE SCHOOL BOARD OR COMMUNITY HAVE TO GIVE INPUT INTO THE DESIGN IDEAS?

>> THANK YOU, DR. RIEF FOR THE QUESTIONS.

WE HAVE A FEW THINGS TO THAT ENDS GOING ON.

LAST WEEK WE -- OR I BELIEVE LAST WEEK, WE INVITED THE SUPERINTENDENT'S ADVISORY TEAM, WAY WILL SERVE ALMOST SIMILAR TO OUR ADVISORY GROUPS ON THE PAST HAVE.

SO WE INVITED THOSE MEMBERS.

WE'RE HOPING TO GET THEM TOGETHER AT THE END OF THIS MONTH TO BE ABLE TO INTRODUCE THEM TO THE PROJECT, TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE -- INTRODUCE THEM TO THE DESIGN TEAM AND MOVE FORWARD FROM THERE.

WE ALSO ARE ESTABLISHING COMMUNITY MEETINGS IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS WHICH WILL REACH THE BROADER COMMUNITY AND CERTAINLY CONTINUES TO WORK WITH SCHOOL STAFF, INCLUDING THIS MONDAY WE'LL BE GOING TO SCHOOL STAFF, THEIR ROLLING

[02:50:05]

MEETINGS TO DISCUSS IF ED SPEC.

PART OF -- WE DO THINK THE PROCESS WILL BE ENGAGING ENOUGH ON THE CONCEPTS.

I THINK ESPECIALLY HAVING THIS PRE-DESIGNED PHASE WITH PERKINS EASTMAN ON BOARDS AND BEING ABLE TO INTRODUCE THE TEST FITS TO THE COMMUNITY.

WE'VE HAD SOME OF THESE INITIAL CONVERSATIONS WHAT THE COMMUNITY ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE HOPING TO SEE AS PART OF THE DESIGN.

AND SO MORE TO COME AND WE'RE WORKING ON A CALENDAR.

BUT CERTAINLY, WE'LL BE A LOT OF POINTS FOR FEEDBACK ON THE CONCEPTS OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS.

SOMEWHAT THANK YOU MS. DW U -- MS. GULICK.

>> I WANT TO SAY IT WAS A GREAT REPORT.

I ATTENTION TO THE UV LIGHTS I'M VERY EXCITEDDED TO SEE THOSE BUT I KNOW MOLD IS SO YESTERDAY, BUT I BELIEVE THAT THE UV LIGHT ALSO WORK AGAINST MOLD.

AND I JUST WANTED TO POINT THAT OUT, BECAUSE VIRUSS ARE TODAY BUT I'M ALSO HAPPY IF THEY ERADICATE MOLD AS WELL IS THAT THE CASE, RIGHT?

>> THEY DO HAVE SOME EFFECT AGAINST MOLD.

BASICALLY, THERE ARE ALSO POSITIVES WORKING AGAINST BACTERIA IN MOLD BUT NOT AS STRONGLY.

BUT FOR THOSE UNITS WHERE THOSE LIKES ARE INSIDE THE SYSTEM.

USUALLY WHEN WE HAVE MOLD IT IS USUALLY DUE TO, YOU KNOW, CALLING ISSUES AROUND -- CAULKING ISSUES AROUND.

>> GOOD PORCHT.

WHEN THE SPORES ARE THROUGH THE AIR IT SHOULD CUT DOWN ON THOSE FOR THE AIR THAT GOES OUT.

IT SHOULD BE HELPFUL, I WOULD THINK.

SO I WANTED TO BRING THAT UP, THAT IS ALL THAT IT COULD HELP A LITTLE BIT WITH THE AIRBORNE MOLD SPORES AS WELL AS THE VIRUS.

SO THANK YOU.

>> CORRECT, AS WELL AS THE NEW FILTRATION SYSTEM YES, I'M HAPPY FOR ALL THAT.

IT WILL HELP WITH ALLERGIES AND THINGS.

>> AND ALSO JUST LIKE TO ADD THAT THE TEAM, LYLES SCROWCH THE FIRST SCHOOL WE'RE USING THIS TECHNOLOGY.

BUT WE WOULD POTENTIALLY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO INSTALL THIS ON NEWER HVAC PROJ JEACTS THAT ARE CONTINUING TO ROLL ALONG OUR TEAM HAD THE FORESIGHT ONCE WE EVEN THOUGH THE PROJECT HAD ALREADY STARTED.

WE DEFINITELY TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THAT BECAUSE WE WANT TO SEE IF THE TECHNOLOGY IS SOMETHING WE WANT TO MOVE FORWARD AS A SPECIFICATION FOR ALL OF OUR HVAC PROJECTS.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE I SHARE THAT AS WELL.

>> THANK YOU, DEFINITELY VERY EXCITING.

MS. GENTRY.

>> THANK YOU.

WE ALSO KNOW ANOTHER THING THAT HELPS WITH MOLD IS ANYWAYS WE WE CAN REMOVE WATER INTRUSION IN BUILDING AND ROOF REPLACEMENT HELPS WITH THAT.

SO EXCITED TO HEAR ABOUT THE HAMMOND COMPLETION.

THAT IS A PARTICULARLY GREAT ONE TO SEE.

I ACTUALLY JUST WANTED TO, YOU KNOW, YOU KNOW, SO PLEASED WITH EVERYTHING THAT HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

WE HAVE THE ONE SILVER LINING WAS, YOU KNOW, ON THE FACILITY SIDE WITH COVE SYD HOW MUCH WE WERE ABLE TO GET STUFF DONE.

WE NOW HAVE A NICE NEW PROBLEM, YOU KNOW, WHERE WE'RE PLANNING TO GET OUR KIDS BACK INTO OUR BUILDING SOON.

SO I WAS JUST WONDERING WHAT YOU ALL, YOU KNOW, WHAT KIND OF IMPACTS, IF ANY, YOU THOUGHT THAT MIGHT HAVE ON THE REMAINING QUARTERS OF THIS FISCAL YEAR IN TERMS OF HOW YOU'VE BEEN, YOU KNOW, MAPPING OUT THE PLANNING FOR THE WORK TO BE DONE.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I SAY WE WILL PROBABLY ENDS UP TRANSITIONING BACK TO A MORE TRADITIONAL SCHEDULE ONCE KIDS ARE BACK IN THE BUILDING.

FOR INSTANCE FOCUSING ON SPRING AND OUR TEAM CONTINUES TO FINDS INNOVATEDDIVE WAYS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE ABLE TO GET PROJECTS DONE AROUND THOSE PARAMETERS.

BUT AS YOU SAID THIS PERIOD AS DISMOL AS IT HAS BEEN OVERALL, HAS PROVIDED OUR TEAM AN OPPORTUNITY TO TRY TO GET AHEAD WHERE WE COULD.

SOS YOU KNOW, MORE TO COME I THINK WE'LL TRANSITION BACK TO MORE OF OUR TRADYITION -- TRADITIONAL SCHEDULING WHEN IT COMES TO PROJECT COMPLETION.

>> THANK YOU.

MS. NOLAN.

>> THANK YOU, CHAIR ALDERTON.

THANK YOU SO MUCH DR. HART.

I REALLY APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU'VE DONE.

I KNOW ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HAPPENED DURING COVID WAS YOU REALLY WORKED DILL GENTLY TO GET -- DILIGENTLY TO GET THESE BUILDINGS COMPLETED.

MY QUESTION IS AND I'M GETTING THIS ASKED BY QUITE A FEW STAFF IN TERMS OF THE HVAC.

AS YOU CAN IMAGINE WITH FOLK UNDERSTANDING THEY'RE COMING BACK THERE IS CONCERN IN

[02:55:01]

TERMS OF THE RATE OF AIR EXCHANGE WITH HVAC PARTICULAR FLY THE CLASSROOM AND HOW DOES THAT IMPACT THE SAFETY AND CONCERNS FOR COVID.

DO YOU HAVE ANY THOUGHTS ON THAT OR -- I DON'T WANT TO PUT YOU ON THE SPOT IF IT IS SOMETHING YOU WANT TO GET BACK TO US ON.

IT IS A QUESTION I'VE BEEN ASKED BY QUITE A FEW STAFF.

AND I WANT TO GET A SENSE OF WHAT SHOULD I BE RESPONDING TO THAT?

>> ABSOLUTELY, SO I'LL DEFINITELY DEFER TO JOHN ON THE TECHNICAL PIECE, BECAUSE HE CAN EXPLAIN IN MORE DETAIL THE AI OF YOUR QUESTION.

BUT I WOULD JUST WANT TO CONTINUE TO REIT RAT -- REITERATE THAT OUR MAINTENANCE AND CUSTODIAL STAFF, OUR HVAC CONTRACT FALLS UNDER THAT OFFICE'S PURVIEW.

WE HAVE BEEN WORKING SINCE MARCH WITH OUR HVAC CONTRACTOR ON PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE.

WE ARE CHANGING FILTERS AND HAVE UPGRADED FILTERS TO A MURV SETTING 8 AND 13 AND JOHN CAN DEFINITELY HELP WITH THAT IN TERMS OF, YOU KNOW, THOSE ARE FIMENTERS THAT ARE RECOMMENDED SINCE THE ONSET OF COVID.

SO THOSE, YOU KNOW, FILTER CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE.

AS WE'RE GETTING REPORTS OF EQUIPMENT NOT WORKING AS IT SHOULD, WE ARE MAKING SURE THAT THAT EQUIPMENT IS REPAIRED.

AND WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO STRESS THAT OUR FOCUS AS A DEPARTMENT REALLY AS A TEAM HAS BEEN TO MAKE SURE OUR HVAC SYSTEMS WORK AS THEY'RE INTENDED TO WORK, THAT INCLUDES THE APPROPRIATE AIR FLOW AND INCLUDES THE APPROPRIATE FILTRATION, RATHER THAN TRYING TO INSTITUTE MULTIPLE, YOU KNOW, UPDATES TO OUR SYSTEM.

BECAUSE WE COULDN'T GUARANTEE THOSE THINGS WOULD HAVE BEEN DONE IN TIME FOR A RETURN TO SCHOOL ANYWAY SO WE HAVE BEEN MAKING SURE SURGEON SCHOOLS THAT HAVE HAD NOTED INDOOR AIR QUALITY PROBLEMS. THERE ARE SPECIAL ATTENTION TO THOSE SCHOOLS.

YOU ALL SHOULD BE RECEIVING TOMORROW AN UPDATE ON GW AS IT RELATES TO THAT -- EXCUSE ME, GEORGE WASHINGTON MIDDLE SCHOOL AS IT RELATES TO THAT PARTICULAR ISSUE.

I'LL TURN IT OVER TO JOHN TO INFORMATION.

BUT I WANT TO REASSURE THE PUBLIC, STAFF AND THOSE ENTERING OUR FACILITY, WYNN OF OUR MAJOR FOCUSES ON PREPPING OUR BUILDINGS FOR SCHOOL HAS BEEN HIGH ATTENTION TO OUR VENTILATION SYSTEMS, OUR HVAC, EFFICIENCY AND WHERE IT WAS NOTED THAT WE NEED TO IMPROVE THOSE.

WE HAVE, YOU KNOW, JOHN JUST HIGHLIGHTED LYLES-CROUCH WASWY WAS AN AWESOME OPPORTUNITY.

WE'VE HAD OTHER HVAC PROJECTS COMPLETED OVER THE SUM AND FALL AND OVER THE WINTER BREAK.

WE REALLY DO HAVE A HIGH SENSE OF CONFIDENCE THAT OUR SCHOOL FACILITIES ARE READY.

THEY ARE SAFE FROM A VENTILATION STANDPOINT.

AND I JUST REALLY WANT TO REASSURE OUR PUBLIC AND STAFF AND COMMUNITY OF THOSE ITEMS. SO JONG, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO ADD ANYTHING.

>> I'LL JUST SAY REAL QUICKLY THAT DR. HART IS CORRECT.

WHAT WE'VE DONE IS GO THROUGH AND PLICSURE THE UNITS ARE WORKING.

THAT INCLUDES CHANGING OUT ACTUATORS.

AS FAR AS TURNING OVER THE AIR, THAT IS A REALLY BALANCING ACT.

THAT DEPENDS ON EACH SCHOOL INDIVIDUALLY AND REALLY EACH UNIT INDIVIDUALLY.

ALL OF THESE ROOFTOP UNITS, AIR HANDLERS, THEY ALL HAVE A VOLUME THAT THEY SUPPLY AIR TO.

AND THERE ARE CALCULATIONS THAT WE HAVE TO STAY WITHIN A RANGE.

AS WE'VE DONE AS DR. HART MENTION IS WE REPLACED FILTERS WITH MERV FACILITATORS CLENGTS MORE PARTICULARATS.

THEY HAVE TO BE BE CHANGED QUICKER.

A QUICKLY.

IT IS REALLY, YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT ALL OF THE FACTORS INVOLVED BECAUSE WE'RE TACKING MORE PARTICULARATES BUT HAVE TO STAY WITHIN A RANGE OR YOU'LL BURN UP THE MIRANDA RIGHTS, ET CETERA.

YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE CONSTANTLY CHANGING OUT THE FILTERS MORE OFTEN THAN IN THE PAST.

THERE IS A HANDLE OF THINGS WE'RE DOING TO THESE UNITS.

IT IS A BALANCING ACT, WE'RE TREATING THE AIR WE'RE SUPPLYING TO HA SPACE.

IT IS NOT JUST GETTING QUICKLY IT IS MAKING SURE WE TREAT IT BEFORE IT GETS INTO THE SPACE AS WELL.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH MR. FINNIGAN FOR YOUR HARD WORK AS WELL.

DO WE HAVE A SENSE IF I MAY ASK A FOLLOW-UP QUESTION.

DO WE HAVE A ENS SENSE OF EXCHANGE RATE IS? IS THAT SOMETHING WE'RE MEASURE JG WE SEE WHAT THE RATE IS AND TURNOVER IS PER HOUR.

WE CAN LOOK AT THAT ASAT EACH INDIVIDUAL UNIT.

>> AND WE'RE FEELING CONFIDENT IT IS AT A SAFE RANGE, OBVIOUSLY.

>> YES.

YES.

AND REALLY, THAT IS JUST A COMPONENT.

IT IS ALSO THE FILTERS, ALL OF THESE THINGS TOGETHER.

AND WE ARE FEELING COMFORTABLE, YES, THANK YOU.

>> OKAY, GREAT.

WELL IF THERE ARE NO MORE QUESTIONS, I WILL NEED A MOTION TO ACCEPT THE FY-2021CIP QUARTERLY REPORT FOR QUARTER TWO.

> REPORT FOR QUARTER TWO, QUARTERLY REPORT FOR 202122.

[03:00:01]

>> OKAY PLRKSSAUREZ SECONDS MS. ANDERSON'S MOTION.

I'M GOING TO CALL FOR THE VOTE.

MEGHAN ALDERTON, YES.

CINDY ANDERSON.

>> YES.

>> RAMEE JENSON JRKS YES.

>> JACINTA GREENE.

>>> YES.

>>> MICHELLE RIEF YES J.

>> EYRKS CHRISTOPHERSAUREZ.

>> YES.

>> AND HEATHER THORNTON.

>> YES.

>> AND THE VOTE IS 9-0, THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR THAT PRESENTATION AND WE HAVE

[18. FY21 CIP Quarterly Reserve Update (Q2)--5 mins.]

MORE CIP REPORTING TO OCCUR.

THIS IS JUST FOR INFO.

BUT WE'RE GOING TO GET OUR RESERVE UPDATE FOR QUARTER 2.

>>> SO JOHN WILL BE PRESENTING THIS.

SUSAN, IF YOU COULD SHARE THE MEMO ON THE SCREEN PLEASE.

>> I'M PULLING IT UP RIGHT NOW.

>> I JUST GOT TO SAY, DR. HART AS A MOM AND A LADSER, YOU ARE THEM NATIONAL.

THIS IS WHAT A DICK PHENOMENAL.

THIS TEAM -- I JUST WANT TO SAY, YOU ARE PHENOMENAL.

BUT RIGHT NOW RIGHT NOW STILL BEING A PHENOMENAL MOM AND LEADING OUR FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS AND MR. FINNIGAN AND MS. GULICK OUR NEW DIRECTOR, YOU ALL DONE SUCH AN AMAZING JOB.

EVERY OPPORTUNITY I GET I WANT TO SING YOUR PRAISES BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN COMPLETE TURNAROUND.

AND THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> SO THE RESERVE ACCOUNT BALANCE IS A LITTLE OVER $235,000.

T THE CONCURRENT RESERVE BALANCE.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE TRY TO GO OVER AT EACH OF THESE MEETINGS TO SHOW WHERE WE ARE AND WHAT WE HAVE LEFT AND WHERE WE MIGHT EARMARK SOME OF THOSE FUNDS AND SO, BASICALLY $235,000, WE ASK THAT THAT BALANCE THAT IS WHAT WE RECOMMEND FOR APPROVAL.

>> OKAY, ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FROM THE BOARD? OKAY.

SO BEING THAT THERE ARE NONE -- OH, I SEE, MS. GENTRY.

>> I JUST A CLARIFICATION.

IS THIS -- ON THE AGENDA IT IS READING AS INFO.

THIS IS.

>> IT IS AN INFO ACTION.

>> YEP.

>> CORRECT.

>> WAIT, SUSAN, WHAT DID YOU SAY, SUSAN?

>> IT IS AN INFO -- IT IS AN INFO ITEM.

>> YES, OKAY YES.

OKAY.

GOT IT.

>> THANK YOU.

>> ANYONE ELSE?

[19. Report from Meagan Alderton]

OKAY.

SO AT THIS POINT WE'LL GO AHEAD AND MOVE INTO THE CHAIR'S REPORT.

SO WHAT DO I HAVE HERE? WE HAVE THE IDENTITY PROJECT.

I DON'T KNOW IF DR. HUTCHINGS YOU WANT TO REPORT ANYTHING ON THAT IN YOUR REPORT? I WAS JUST GOING LET EVERYBODY KNOW THE SECOND POLL IS OPEN FOR VOTING ON THE TOP ENTRY SUBMITTED BY STUDENTS IN THE PUBLIC FOR NEW NAMES FOR THE TC WILLIAMS HIGH SCHOOL AND MATTHEW MAURY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

LINKS TO THE POLLS CAN BE FOUND ON THE WEB SITE.

OTHER THAN THAT, JUST BUDGET UPDATES FOR EVERYONE.

FEBRUARY 10TH WE WERE SCHEDULED TO HAVE OUR ADD/DELETE WORK SESSION NUMBER ONE.

AND FEBRUARY 16TH IS SUPPOSED TO BE OUR ADD/DELETE WORK SESSION NUMBER TWO.

SO WE HAVE THAT AND WE'LL PROBABLY HAVE SOME UPDATES ON THAT ACTUALLY.

LOOK OUT IN MY WEEKLY E-MAILS TO THE BOARD.

AND THEN FINALLY, FEBRUARY 18TH IS WHEN WE ARE LOOKING TO ADOPT THE FY2022 COMBINED BUDGETS.

SO WE ARE ALMOST THERE.

AND DR. HUTCHINGS, DO YOU HAVE A REPORT?

[20. Report from Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr.]

>> JUST ONE QUICK SHOUTOUT TO OUR SCHOOL COUNSELORS BECAUSE IT IS NATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELORS WEEK.

AND WE ARE SO GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF OUR SCHOOL COUNSELORS WHO DEAL WITH ALL THE SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL CONCERNS THAT SOME OF OUR FAMILIES HAVE AND STUDENTS HAVE AS WELL AS STAFF MEMBERS HAVE.

BECAUSE I CAN TELL YOU SOME OF OUR SCHOOL COUNSELORS THEY HELP US AS ADULTS AS WELL.

IT IS ALWAYS GOOD TO HAVE PEOPLE LIKE MR. SAMPS AND -- MR. SAMPSON, DR. JACKSON AND

[03:05:05]

DR. CRAWFORD ON OUR TEAM, JUST A SHOUTOUT TO OUR SCHOOL COUNSELORS THIS WEEK.

AND ONCE AGAIN I JUST WAND TO THANK THE BOARD MEMBERS, BECAUSE THIS IS SCHOOL BOARD APPRECIATION MONTH.

AND WE TRULY APPRECIATE EVERYTHING THAT YOU ALL DO.

PEOPLE HAVE NO IDEA HOW HARD YOU WORK AND WHAT HAPPENS BEHIND THE SCENES AND THE TIME THAT IT PREPARED FOR THESE MEETINGS AND ASK THESE QUESTIONS AND ASK QUESTIONS OF ME IN BETWEEN THESE MEETINGS.

IT REALLY IS A LOT.

BUT YOU ALL DO IT IN SUCH A WONDERFUL, GRACEFUL WAY.

AND I JUST WANT TO SAY ON BEHALF OF ACPS KUDO INJURIES ON OUR SCHOOL BOARD.

WE'RE FORTUNATE TO HAVE PEOPLE LIKE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU SERVE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

SO JUST THANK YOU.

[21. Announcements]

>> AND THANK YOU.

ARE THERE ANY BOARD MEMBERS WHO HAVE REPORTS? I SEE MS. ANDERSON HAS SOMETHING.

>> YES.

I KNOW WE'RE GOING LONG, I WILL BE QUICK.

I'M ON THE FEDERAL ADVOCACY GROUP OR COMMITTEE FOR THE VIRGINIA STATE BOARD ASSOCIATION ON.

ON MONDAY WE HAD AN ADVOCACY DAY.

SO IT WAS REALLY GREAT THAT FIRST WITH THE CONGRESS PEOPLE, WE MET WITH NOT ONLY BUYER BUT CONNELLY AND WEXTON BECAUSE IT WAS WITH NEIGHBORING JURISDICTIONS.

SO WE TEAMED UP WITH FAIRFAX ALSO HAS SOMEONE ON THE COMMITTEE.

BUT WE ALSO INVITED ARLINGTON, SPRINGS WILLIAM AND LAUDEN.

THERE ARE THREE MAIN ISSUES THE BSBA WANTED TO TALK ABOUT AND ONE WAS THE WAIVER OF SOL TESTING AGAIN.

AND THE SECOND ONE IS FULLY FUNDING IEDA AND THE THIRD ONE WAS WHAT THEY CALL THE HOMEWORK APP.

REALLY THAT WAS A YESTERYEAR WAY OF DESCRIBING IT.

I AVAILABILITY.

NOW IT IS SO MUCH MORE THAN THAT.

IT IS THE INTERNET INFRASTRUCTURE THAT NOT ONLY SERVES STUDENTS BUT ALSO TEACHERS AND REALLY -- IT IS A NATIONAL ISSUE.

SO I WILL SAY THAT IIUS WANT -- I JUST WANT TO REPORT THAT THAT WAS THE SLAM DUNK.

I MEAN NOBODY.

WE ALSO THEN -- SO WE MET SEPARATELY WITH THE CONGRESSMEN AND OUR TWO SENATORS, SENATOR CANE AND SENATOR WARNER.

AND THERE WAS NO ONE WHO WASN'T TOTALLY ON BOARD WITH HAVING TO DO THE INFRASTRUCTURE FOR INTERNET.

YOU KNOW, THE SENATORS GOT REALLY NERDY ABOUT IT, BECAUSE, YOU KNOW SENATOR WARNER, THAT WAS HIS BUSINESS.

SO IT WAS THOORT GET TO THE OTHER TWO TOPICS WE HAD TO RUSH THROUGH THE OTHER ONCE.

I TALKED TO CHAIR ALDERTON ABOUT IT AHEAD OF TIME.

AND I WAS ABLE TO MAKE HER POINT ABOUT THE IEDA FUNDING WITH THE CONGRESS PEOPLE THAT WE REALLY WILL ARE GOING BE LOOKING AT NEEDING, WE REALLY WOULD NEED MORE THAN FULL FUNDING TO BE ADEQUATELY FUNDED, CERTAINLY FOR THIS COMING YEAR, BECAUSE OF THE DEFICITS THAT WE'VE HAD OVER THE LAST YEAR.

AND, YOU KNOW, IT WOULD BE NICE TO JUST GET FULLY FUNDED BECAUSE REALLY THE FUNDING HAS BEEN AT SUCH A LOW PERCENTAGE OF WHAT THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO DO FOREVER.

AND I WILL SAY THE ONLY ONE THAT WAS NOT CLEAR THAT THERE WAS FULL SUPPORT FOR WAS THE WAIVERS AND THAT IS WHY I WANTED TO SA SOMETHING, THE WAIVERS FOR THE SLO, BECAUSE IF PEOPLE ARE WATCHING AND BOARD MEMBER AND PEOPLE WATCHING, TEACHER, YOU KNOW, PARENTS IF YOU FEEL, YOU KNOW, THE BSBA WAS ASKING FOR AROUND ADDITIONAL WAIVER.

THERE WERE SOME PEOPLE THAT WERE QUESTIONING THAT.

AND SO IF YOU ARE FEELING LIKE YOU WANT TO PURSUE SOME ADVOCACY, THAT MIGHT BE A TOPIC TO PURSUE, AS WELL AS THE IEDA FUNDING BECAUSE THAT NEEDS A SIGNIFICANT PUSH.

BUT I THINK WE'RE GOOD ON THE INTERNET.

THAT IS REALLY ALL I WANT TO SHARE.

>> THANK YOU MS. ANDERSON.

AND THANK YOU AGAIN FOR DOING THAT WORK.

BECAUSE IT IS A LOT.

THERE IS A LOT THAT WE NEED TO HAPPEN.

I APPRECIATE IT.

SO WITH THAT SAID, WE HAVE TO MOVE INTO OUR CLOSED MEETING.

[22. Closed Meeting]

[03:10:11]

SO IF I COULD HAVE MS. NOLAN CALL US INTO A CLOSED SESSION, PLEASE.

[23. Certification of Closed Meeting]

>>> ABSOLUTELY.

MADAM CHAIR I MOVE THE BOARD CONVENE A CLOSED MEETING PURSUANT TO TO CODE 2.2-3711 FOR THE DISCUSSION AND CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENT PERFORMANCE AND CONTRACTUAL MATTERS FOR ONE SPECIFIC EMPLOYEE, SPECIFICALLY TO COMPLETE A MID-YEAR EVALUATION OF A SENIOR LEVEL ADMINISTRATOR.

>> SECOND.

>> I HAVE MS. LORBER WHO SECONDS MS. GENTLEJ CINDY ANDERSON.

>> YES.

>> RAMEE GENTRY.

>> YES.

>> GREENE ARE.

>> YES.

>> LORB JRKS YES.

>> CHRISTOPHERSUAREZ.

>> YES.

>> HEATHER THORNTON.

>>> YES.

>> THE VOTE IS 9-0 WE'LL MOVE OVER TO THE OTHER SIDE.

A.

>> LOOKS LIKE EVERYBODY IS HERE.

ENJOY MY CHILDREN IN THE BACKGROUND.

>> LOVE IT.

>> SO, WELCOME BACK TO THE SPECIAL CALLED MEETING.

ACTUALLY THIS WASN'T SPECIAL CALLED.

GIST REGULAR OLD MEET JG WELCOME BACK TO OUR REGULAR MEET JG SOMEBODY HAS TO READ US OUT OF CLOSED MEETING.

>> WE ARE OUT OF OUR CLOSED SESSION.

AND I NEED SOMEONE, MADAM VICE CHAIR, WOULD YOU LEAD US IN THE CLOSE.

>>> PURNTD TO VIRGINIA GET TO I MOVE THAT THE BOARD CERTIFY THAT THE TO THE BEST OF EACH MEMBERS KNOWLEDGE ONLY PUBLIC BUSINESS MATTERS IDENTIFIED IN THE MOTION BY WHICH THE CLOSED MEETING WAS SCONVENED AND LAWFULLY EXEMPTED BY THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT WERE HEARD, DISCUSSED OR CONSIDERED BY THE BOARD IN THE CLOSED MEETING HELD ON FEBRUARY 4TH, 2021.

>> SECOND.

>> I'M GOING TO SAY MS. GENTRY SECONDED MS. NOLAN'S MOTION.

SO WITH THAT I AM GOING TO CALL FOR THE VOTE.

AND I'M GOING SAY YOUR NAMES OUT OF ORDER.

LET'S SEE, MARGARET LORBER.

>> HERE I AM, YES.

>> JACINTA GREENE.

>> YES.

>> HEATHER THORNTON.

>> YES.

>> CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ.

>> YES.

>> CINDY ANDERSON.

>> YES.

>> MICHELLE REIF.

>> YES.

>> VERONICA NOLAN.

>>> YES.

>> MEAGHAN ALDERTON.

YES.

DID MY ISS ANYBODY? NO.

YEAH.

>> YES YOU MISSED ME, RAMEE GENTRY.

>> YOU SAVED THE BEST FOR LAST.

>> RAMEE GENERALRY.

>> YES, VOTES YES.

>> GOOD NIGHT, EVERYBODY.

>> WE HAVE TO ADJOURN.

WE HAVE TO ADJOURN.

MARGARET, YOU ARE JUST.

>> MADAM CHAIR I MOVE THAT WE ADJOURN.

>> SECOND.

>> LET MARGARET SECOND.

>> MS. LORBER SECONDS MS. ANDERSON'S MOTION.

>>> CINDY ANDERSON.

>> YES.

>> RAMEE GENTRY.

>> YES JRKS JACIER IN TA GREENE.

>> YES, LORBER.

>> YES.

>> CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ.

>> YES JRKS HEATHER THORNTON.

>> YES.

>> THE VOTE IS 9-0, HAVE A GOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY.

>> GOOD NIGHT, EVERYONE.

>> YOU CAN LEAVE NOW, EVERYONE.

>> THANK, EVERYONE.

>> BYE.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.