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[00:00:01]

SHOULD WE GET STARTED? DO YOU NEED TO DO PROCEDURAL WELCOMES?

>> I DON'T THINK SO.

>> OKAY.

SO, I PUT TOGETHER THIS DOCUMENT AND THIS IS SABRINA.

[I. Introduction of Members]

THANK YOU FOR JOINING.

DEBBIE PERRY COULDN'T JOIN.

I DON'T KNOW, CINDY, THEY WERE OTHERS YOU MENTIONED MIGHT BE COMING ON.

>> COURTNEY.

>> DAVID.

>> KURT NEE, COURTNEY, I'M SORRY.

>> HI, I'M HERE TOO SO YOU KNOW.

>> LAURA, I DIDN'T SEE.

OKAY, GREAT.

SO CINDY AND I PUT TOGETHER OR I PUT TOGETHER THIS DOCUMENT IN THE INITIAL CONVERSATION WITH CINDY ABOUT THE COMMUNICATIONS SUB COMMITTEE AND I SAID I WOULD CHAIR OR COCHAIR IF ANYONE WANTS TO BE MY PARTNER IN CRIME ON THIS.

I WOULD LOVE IT.

I WANTED TO GO OVER WITH ALL OF YOU AND GET YOUR INPUT AND FEEDBACK ON WHAT THIS SUBCOMMITTEE SHOULD BE DOING.

I'M NEW TO SEAC, ONE GOAL WAS COMMUNICATION, IMPROVING COMMUNICATION AND SO, I WILL ADD, LET ME ADD YOU LAURA TO THE SUB COMMITTEE NUMBERS.

SO CINDY, I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU MANAGE ADDING NEW PEOPLE BUT LET'S SEE.

SO WE HAVE LAURA HERE.

SO ARE THERE ANY OTHER MEMBER THAT IS WE NEED TO REACH OUT TO OR OTHER PROSPECTIVE MEMBERS CINDY?

>> HOPEFULLY DEBBIE PERRY WILL PUT HER NAME IN THERE.

>> YEAH.

I TALKED TO HER.

SHE SAID SHE'S SUPER BUSY.

HOPEFULLY SHE WILL JOIN US.

THAT'S VIRGINIA.

OKAY.

SO, SCOPE OF WORK.

[II. Subcommittee Scope of Work]

AND I PUT THIS TOGETHER AND WANTED YOUR FEEDBACK ON IT.

THE SCOPE OF WORK FOR THE SUB COMMITTEE.

I HAVE THINGS I THOUGHT WE WOULD WANT TO TRY TO ACHIEVE.

ONE IS A MISSION STATEMENT OR GOALS.

ONE TO BUILD AWARENESS OF SEAC AND WHAT IT DOES.

ANOTHER IS TO FOSTER A SENSE OF COMMUNITY FOR AND MORNING PARENTS AND GUARD ANS OF SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN WHO ATTEND ACPS AND BE THE GO TO RESOURCE AND STREAMLINE LINED INFORMATION SOURCE FOR PARENTS AND CHILDREN WHO ATTEND ACPS AND SERVE AS A DISSEMINATION POINT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION NEWS, UPDATES AND INFORMATION FROM ACPS TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS OF SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS IN ACPS.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE THE SUB COMMITTEE IS CLEAR ON THE WORK.

I WILL TAKE NOTES WHILE YOU DISCUSS AND COMMENT.

>> MY THOUGHT THIS WITH, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE A LITTLE CAREFUL WHAT WE DO AND WHAT THE SCHOOL SYSTEM DOES THROUGH TERRY'S OFFICE.

SO, I THINK OUR SCOPE OF WORK OUGHT TO BE CLEAR IN TERMS OF HOW IT IS APPARENT FOR THEM AND NOT NECESSARILY JUST NEAR INFORMATION FOR THEM.

>> A PARENT FORM JUST -- >> JUST AN INFORMATION FORM.

>> OKAY.

>> HOWEVER, I AM WONDERING, MIKE, ABOUT IT BEING AN ADDITIONAL MEANS OF DISSEMINATING INFORMATION.

NOT NECESSARILY THE MEANS BUT TERRY'S NEWS LETTER.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S NECESSARY OR NOT.

I'M THINKING OUT LOUD.

OR IS THAT, YOU KNOW JUST THE CONCEPT OF OVER COMMUNICATING OR IS THAT TRULY NOT THE REALM THAT WE SHOULD DELVE INTO.

>> ONE OF THE THINGS I NOTICED NOW THAT WE'RE DOING THE ZOOM, IS WE SEEM TO BE GETTING MORE PUBLIC COMMENT.

AND MORE PARENTS INVOLVED AND SOMEHOW IT SEEMS TO ME THAT'S WHAT WE REALLY WANT.

THE BACK AND FORTH WITH THE PARENT COMMUNICATE AND THE SEAC TO REPRESENT THEM TO THE SCHOOL BOARD.

HOW DO WE GO ABOUT MAKING THAT HAPPEN RATHER THAN JUST SENDING OUT UPDATES ON YOU KNOW, THE START OF CLASSES OR YOU KNOW, THE CHANGES AND THE INFORMATION THAT TERRY IS DOING A PRETTY GOOD JOB AT STARTING TO DO.

SO HOW DO WE NOT BITE OFF MORE THAN WE CAN CHEW?

>> MAYBE THE DISTINCTION BETWEEN, THIS IS COURTNEY, MAYBE THE DISTINCTION IF IT'S JUST GENERAL PARENT INFORMATION.

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SO FOR EXAMPLE, THE FAQ DOCUMENT, THAT WAS SENT OUT TO ALL THE PARENTS RECENTLY CONCERNING REOPENING OF SCHOOLS TOMORROW.

THAT'S SOMETHING THE PRC SENT OUT VIA TERRY SENT TO ME AND WE SEND THAT OUT IN OUR MAIL CHIMP MESSAGE.

THAT'S NOT NECESSARILY SOMETHING I WOULD EXPECT SEAC TO DO.

SO THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SOMETHING LIKE THAT FAQ DOCUMENT FROM TERRY'S OFFICE SENT TO THE PRC WOULD BE THAT PARENTS ARE THE ONES TO ACTUALLY COME TO SEAC.

THEY DON'T NECESSARILY, WHEN THEY COME TO THE PRC IT'S FOR RESOURCES FOR INFORMATION FOR PARENTS SUPPORT.

BUT WHEN THEY COME TO SEAC, IT'S MEANT FOR THEIR VOICES TO BE AMPLIFIED THROUGH SEAC.

>> WHAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE IS SEAC PROVIDING A FORM FOR PARENTS TO ADDRESS THINGS THAT AREN'T CLEAR OR THINGS THAT ADDITIONAL THINGS THAT NEED TO BE ADDED TO THE FAQ AND BRING TO US SO IT PROVIDES A LINK TO THE FAQS BUT THAT'S THE ASIDE.

WE'RE ASKING THEM IS THERE ANYTHING HERE THAT BOTHERS YOU OR YOU THINK IS MISSING OR NEEDING TO BE CHANGED?

>> YES.

>> COURTNEY, YOU ALSO HAD SUGGESTED A JUST A BROAD IDEA OF HOW TO STRUCTURE INFORMATION THAT GOES OUT SO THAT IT DOESN'T OVERWHELM THE COMMITTEE SAY FACEBOOK PAGE, AND YOUR MAIL CHIMP TO DO SOMETHING ALONG THE LINES OF YOU KNOW, TAKEAWAYS FROM THE LAST SEAC MEETING ONE WEEK OF THE MONTH.

PARENT QUESTION OF THE MONTH.

ANOTHER WEEK OF THE MONTH.

COULD YOU SHARE THAT THOUGHT AGAIN?

>> SURE.

SURE.

IT WAS JUST KIND OF ORGANIZING YOUR THOUGHTS ALMOST FOR EACH DAY AND THIS IS ALSO PART OF A CONTENT MAP TOO.

SO ON MONDAYS YOU HAVE A PARTICULAR THING OR TUESDAYS YOU HAVE A PARTICULAR THING.

SO IT COULD BE, LET'S SAY A SPECIAL Q& A FOR PARENTS.

WEDNESDAY WISDOM.

A PARENT SHARES INFORMATION OR IT COULD BE LET'S SAY A STRATEGY THAT'S USED OFTEN ON TUESDAYS AND THAT STRATEGY IS SHARED FROM A PARENT, YOU CAN BREAK IT UP FROM ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL PARENTS.

STRATEGIES ON TUESDAYS AND THURSDAY WE HAVE STRATEGY FROM A HIGH SCHOOL PARENT.

SO THAT EACH DAY THERE'S SOME CONTENT THAT'S COMING OUT.

IT'S PREDICTABLE TO YOUR READERS AND THEN THEY WILL KNOW WHICH DAY TO LOOK FOR.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO DO ANYTHING EVERY SINGLE DAY THOUGH.

JUST TO THROW THAT OUT THERE.

THAT CAN BE OVERWHELMING.

>> I WAS THINKING LIKE ONCE A WEEK.

>> YEAH.

>> FOR WHATEVER IS EASIEST AND CONVENIENT.

BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN FLIPPING AROUND WITH OUR SCHEDULE FOR THE PRC AND IT DEFINITELY CAN BUILD UP AND THINGS JUST YOU KNOW, THEY JUST HAPPEN FOR EXAMPLE, YOU WANT TO ADD IT IN AND MAYBE ON A PARTICULAR DAY THAT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CONTENT.

IT DOESN'T HAVE THAT STRICT.

>> ONE THING TO MIKE'S POINT, I LIKE THE FORUM AND BEING NEW TO ALL THIS, I JUST FEEL LIKE ONE OF THE THINGS CINDY AND I WERE TALKING ABOUT WAS I LIKE THE IDEA OF A FORM AND A SENSE OF COMMUNITY AND A PLACE TO COME.

I THINK THE THINGS OUT OF THE PRC ARE AWESOME.

YOU COURTNEY AND YOUR TEAM DO A GREAT JOB.

I ALWAYS OPEN IT UP AND READ IT AND FIND THEY ARE USEFUL.

I FEEL AS A PARENT BEING NEW TO THE GROUP, BEING DISCONNECTED.

THERE'S ALL THESE DISPARATE RESOURCES.

BRING WHAT IS NOT RIGHT OR WHAT YOU WANT TO CHANGE TO SEAC AND WE WILL TAKE IT TO THE NEXT LEVEL FOR YOU AND SPECIAL EDUCATION ECOSYSTEM IN THE CITY BECAUSE THERE'S, OKAY SO THERE'S THE PRC.

YOUR INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL.

THERE'S WHATEVER THE PTA MAYBE DOING.

TERRY'S OFFICE.

THERE'S THIS GROUP OVER IN THAT MEETS AT THE PANERA BREAD AND IT JUST SEEMS LIKE IT'S HARD TO NAVIGATE AND TO KNOW WHO DOES WHAT OR, SO MY NOTION OF AN ECOSYSTEM MAP THAT IF YOU'RE COMING TO THE CITY AND YOU'RE A SPECIAL ED PARENT, A PARENT WITH A CHILD OF SPECIAL NEEDS, YOU CAN KIND OF COME AND GET THE LAY OF THE LAND.

BECAUSE YOU KNOW, I KNOW TERRY IS STARTING TO COMMUNICATE MORE.

[00:10:03]

I SOMETIMES GET MORE INFORMATION FROM OTHER SOURCES THAT'S ONE.

YOU KNOW, SO I DON'T KNOW.

IF I'M MAKING ANY SENSE.

I THINK THAT WOULD BE ALSO SOMETHING AND THAT'S WHY I PUT DISSEMINATION POINT.

IT'S AGAIN THIS ECOSYSTEM.

THERE'S ALL THESE DIFFERENT THINGS, THE INPUTS PARENTS GET AND DON'T KNOW WHAT TO MAKE OF IT.

IT'S REALLY HARD TO UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING AND WHO ARE THE PLAYERS AND WHAT DO YOU GO TO FOR WHAT?

>> SABRINA, I THINK YOU'RE IN A UNIQUE AND VALUABLE POSITION IN THAT THIS IS FRESH FEELING FOR YOU BECAUSE AS SOON AS GETTING MORE INVOLVED AND MORE YOU KNOW AWARE OF ALL THE DIFFERENT THINGS IT STARTS TO MAKE MORE SENSE AND YOU KIND OF FORGET THAT FEELING OF INTERESTING IN AND WAIT WHAT IS FACE AND PRC AND HOW IS THAT DIFFERENT FROM SEAC.

ALL THOSE THINGS ARE CONFUSED IN THE BEGINNING OR JUST EVEN WHAT THE ACRONYM.

SO, I LOVE THE LEAD AND MAYBE THIS COULD BE BUILT INTO LIKE ONE OF THE, MAYBE IT NEEDS TO BE MORE THAN ONCE A MONTH.

EXPLAINING THIS YOU KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.

EXPLAINING THE SPECIAL ED ECOSYSTEM.

LIKE ONE PIECE OF IT A MONTH.

EVEN THOUGH WE ARE GET THINGS FROM THE PRC, HOW IS THAT DIFFERENT THAN FACE OR SEAC.

>> MAYBE WHAT WE DO IS FOLLOWING UP ON COURTNEY'S IDEA, IS ESTABLISH A SEAC WEDNESDAY COMMUNICATION WHERE WE PUT SOMETHING OUT, ASKING PARENTS OR ANYBODY TO COMMUNICATE WITH CINDY OR WHOEVER, QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENED THIS WEEK.

WHAT IS HAPPENING THIS WEEK.

THAT SEAC NEEDS TO KNOW OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

BUT REMEMBER WHEN WE TAKE PUBLIC COMMENT, OUR RULES SAY WE CAN'T DEAL WITH IT AND PUT IT ON THE AGENDA AND TALK ABOUT IT THAT WEEK.

IT HAS TO GO TO THE NEXT MONTH.

ALL RIGHT.

BUT IF WE DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT, IT WOULD OPEN UP THE POTENTIAL OF ADDING SOMETHING TO THE AGENDA YOU KNOW, SO, PARENT FEEDBACK THIS MONTH.

JUST SOMETHING THAT WE COULD PUT ON THERE AND BUT ALSO INVITE THE PARENTS TO COME TO THE MEETING AND TALK AT THE MEETING AND THEN IF THERE'S SOMETHING WE WANT TO PUT ON THE AGENDA FOR THE NEXT MONTH WE COULD DO THAT AND KEEP THAT RULE ALIVE.

>> I THINK THAT'S A GOOD IDEA AND LAURA FONTAINE, THAT'S PERTINENT TO THE STAFF.

THE STAFF COULD FEED INTO THAT ALSO.

ESPECIALLY WHEN PEOPLE THINK IT'S JUST ONE SENTENCE.

I'M NOT GOING TO MAKE A PUBLIC COMMENT OR PEOPLE THAT DON'T LIKE TO DO PUBLIC THINGS.

PEOPLE THINK I DON'T HAVE AN HOUR TO WRITE A PUBLIC COMMENT.

THIS COULD BE A QUICK, THAT'S OUR GOAL.

TO GET INPUT FROM LOTS OF PARENTS, GUARDIANS AND STAFF TO GET OUR FEELERS OUT THERE FAR AND WIDE.

>> IT'S NOT ILLEGAL FOR YOU TO RESPOND TO INDIVIDUAL COMMENTS FROM INDIVIDUAL STAFF OR PARENTS YOU KNOW BECAUSE YOU'RE NOT SETTING UP A MEETING, YOU'RE ABLE TO DRILL INTO SOME OF THIS INFORMATION AND IF IT MAKES SENSE, INVITE THEM TO MAKE PUBLIC COMMENT.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

I LOVE THAT IDEA.

THAT PURPOSE THAT THIS COULD SERVE.

>> CAN I SHARE WITH EVERYONE THAT LET'S SAY IT'S WEDNESDAYS THAT YOU SEND OUT YOUR MESSAGE, YOU KNOW EVEN IF YOU DID IT ON FACEBOOK OR IF YOU HAD YOUR OWN MAIL CHIMP MESSAGE THAT WENT OUT ON WEDNESDAY, YOU KNOW IT COULD BE REALLY SHORT AND SWEET.

IF YOU JUST WANTED TO DO A FACEBOOK LIVE.

30 SECONDS WITH SEAC BOOM.

SAY WHAT YOU HAVE TO SAY IN YOUR CONVERSATIONAL TONE.

ASKING PARENTS WHAT ARE THEIR CONCERNS OR WHAT ARE THEIR ISSUES AND THEY CAN SEND IT BACK TO YOU VIA E-MAIL OR VIDEO CHAT, HOWEVER THEY WANT TO DO IT.

THEY DON'T HAVE TO WRITE DOWN ANYTHING.

IT DOESN'T HAVE TO BE SUPER DUPER LONG OR TAKE UP TIME.

YOU COULD DO IT WITH YOUR PHONE.

AND IT'S 30 SECONDS.

>> AND IT'S NOT TOO MUCH WORK FOR SEAC.

MORE WORK FOR CINDY.

IF YOU START TO GET OVERWHELMED WITH THE NUMBERS, YOU CAN SPREAD OUT TO ME OR SABRINA OR OTHER PEOPLE TO RESPOND TO SOME OF THESE THINGS.

[00:15:05]

THE IDEA IS TO REACH OUT AND TAKE THEM FEEL LIKE IT'S JUST WEDNESDAY, I'M GOING TO TALK TO SEAC.

>> OKAY.

YEAH.

DOES THE PRC SEND OUT A WEEKLY OR MONTHLY NEWS LETTER?

>> WE DO.

EVERY FRIDAY.

LATE IN THE AFTERNOONS WE SEND OUT WE CALL IT INSIDE INTERNAL IN THE MAIL CHIMP MESSAGE.

IT'S SENT OUT IT EVERYBODY, HOWEVER, IT'S ONLY SENT OUT IN ENGLISH AND JANET AND I HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT HOW TO REACH SO MANY OF OUR OTHER PARENTS THAT DO NOT SPEAK ENGLISH AND SO I'M TRYING TO CONNECT WITH DELANA AND OUR TECH PEOPLE TO FIND OUT WHAT IS A MORE REGULAR WAY TO HAVE PARTICULARLY OUR COMMUNITY BASED RESOURCES THAT ARE IN SPANISH, ARABIC AND IF NOT, THE MAIL CHIMP MESSAGE AT THE VERY LEAST CONNECTED TO THE WEBSITE.

I KNOW WE HAVE LANGUAGES, MESSAGES THAT ARE IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES.

IT'S LIKE SEPARATE WEBSITES BUT WE'RE STILL TOGETHER UNDER ONE UMBRELLA AND HAVE CALENDARS OF THE SAME EVENTS IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES.

I'M TRYING TO THINK OF HOW MUCH EARLIER IN ADVANCE I CAN GET THAT POSTED SO EVERYBODY IS AWARE OF THE INFORMATION.

>> YEAH I WAS WONDERING IF WE COULD ADD A SEAC CORNER.

>> WE HAVE IT.

>> OH, YOU DO.

>> WE HAVE THAT.

IT'S A SPECIAL EDUCATION AREA.

ON FRIDAY SO WE SHOUTED OUT THE SEAC AND CINDY SENT MY A BLURB ABOUT SEAC AND HOW PARENTS CAN REACH HERE IN THE NEXT SEAC MEETING.

>> THIS IS DIFFERENT THAN THE ONE THAT DR. WERNER WILL SEND OUT.

>> YEAH.

I DON'T KNOW YET IF TERRY IS GOING TO SEND THE PRC A COPY.

I HAVEN'T BEEN NOTIFIED YET.

RIGHT NOW WE HAVE THE FAQ DOCUMENT.

THE PRC SENT THAT OUT IN THE MAIL CHIMP MESSAGE IS THAT DIFFERENT THAN THE LETTER FROM TERRY?

>> I REMEMBER HEARING THAT TERRY WAS POTENTIALLY GOING TO DO A NEWS LETTER AND I'M WONDERING IF THERE'S A WAY TO COMBINE TO ONE PLACE.

>> SHE MAYBE THINKING OF GIVING THAT TO THE PRC BUT I HAVEN'T RECEIVED THAT YET.

>> AT THE VERY LEAST, WE COULD MAKE SURE WE HAVE LINKS IN THE PLACES THAT WE ARE SENDING STUFF OUT AND COMMUNICATING.

SO FOR EXAMPLE, LAURA, WHEN YOU SAID IS THERE A SEAC CORNER SO WE COULD ADVERTISE, WELL THERE OUGHT TO BE A LINK IN SEAC CORNER FOR SEAC WEDNESDAYS OR WHATEVER WE ARE GOING TO CALL THIS SO THE PARENTS CAN GET TO THAT COMMUNICATION.

AND SO WE OUGHT TO CROSSOVER ALL OF THESE.

>> THE PRC BEING THE BASE FOR ALL OF IT AND YOU KNOW, LIKE YOU HAVE THE FAQS FROM TERRY THERE.

IF THERE'S ANOTHER -- NOW THAT KIDS HAVE BEEN IN SCHOOL FOR TWO WEEKS.

THAT LINK THERE.

WHATEVER IT MIGHT BE SAME INSTEAD OF TOO MANY DIFFERENT THINGS FOR PARENTS, HAVING YOUR SOURCE BE THE FOCUS.

SURE.

>> THAT MAKES A LOT OF SENSE TOO.

>> IT SHOULD HAVE THE MEETINGS ON THE SAME DAY THE FACEBOOK LIVE ON THE SAME DAY.

YOU MIGHT GET MORE FEEDBACK.

IF I GET A LINK ONE DAY, AND I'M NOT LIKE I DEFINITELY HAVE TO GO TO THIS.

I MIGHT FORGET ABOUT THIS.

IT'S MONDAY AND THE MEET SUGGEST ON MONDAY.

IT'S A LOT EASIER.

I MIGHT SHOW UP TO THIS.

SO, GOING BACK TO, SO, I THINK WE HAVE -- I WILL WORK ON THE SCOPE OF WORK TO REFLECT WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT AND DO A REDO AND SEND BACK OUT TO YOU ALL.

[III. Discuss Subcommittee Activities]

ON THE SUB SIDE, PUT TOGETHER A CHART OF THE ACTIVITIES.

[00:20:03]

ONE OF THE THINGS I WANT TO DO AS THE FACEBOOK PAGE AND IT WOULD HOUSE ALL OF OUR DOCUMENTS AND HAVE THE FLYERS, THE SEAC IN 60 SECONDS.

TO YOUR POINT, ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE WE WOULD ADD LINKS TO P RC? IS THERE A PLACE ON THE WEBSITE FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION THAT'S HARD TO FIND? I THINK THERE HAS TO BE.

IF THE PRC, WE TALKED ABOUT WEDNESDAY.

WHAT DOES SEAC NEED TO KNOW FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO ADD OR WEIGH IN.

UPDATES THAT GO TO CINDY.

EVERY WEEK SEAC SENDS SOMETHING OUT.

WHAT IS THAT, IS THAT A REMINDER TO SAY, HEY, LAST FRIDAY PRC SENT THIS OUT.

WEDNESDAY.

TO GET MORE REGULAR ACTIVITY SO PARENTS CAN EXPECT MORE REGULAR COMMUNICATION.

THEY SEE US AS THE FORM RESOURCE AND THAT ECOSYSTEM BECAUSE LAURA BROUGHT UP IT'S SORT OF CONFUSING.

THERE'S TERRY'S NEWS LETTER.

THERE'S ALL THESE DIFFERENT PIECES.

THAT'S WHAT I WAS TRYING TO CONVEY.

IT'S VERY CONFUSING.

WHAT IS IMPORTANT? WHAT IS NOT? THAT KIND OF THING.

>> THE REASON I CHOSE WEDNESDAY IS BECAUSE OUR MEETINGS ARE ON WEDNESDAY AND THAT GETS THEM INTO THINKING SEAC WEDNESDAY.

SO FOR THAT, BUT YOUR IDEA SABRINA OF PUSHING SOMETHING OUT ON WEDNESDAY, JUST A LITTLE E-MAIL FLIER OR E-MAIL SAYING GOT ANYTHING YOU WANT TO TALK TO SEAC? IT'S SEAC WEDNESDAY AND HAVING A LINK TO THE FACEBOOK PAGE OR WHATEVER.

THAT ADDRESSES YOUR QUESTION LAURA ABOUT YOU KNOW, FORGETTING BETWEEN FRIDAY AND WEDNESDAY.

YOU KNOW, IF YOU STILL HAVE TO PUSH OUT TO IT SO THERE'S A LITTLE REMINDER THERE.

THAT WOULD WORK.

>> AND ALSO, MIKE IN TERMS OF OTHER INFORMATION TO PUSH OUT, THIS WOULD BE, I DON'T KNOW, WHERE THINGS WOULD LAND BUT, IF TERRY DOES A SEPARATE NEWS LETTER OR IF WE WANT TO PUSH THINGS OUT THROUGH SEAC, DOESN'T MATTER TO ME.

TO GET INFORMATION TO THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE SPECIAL EDUCATION ACTION PLAN JUST THERE IS ONE AND WHERE ARE WE IN THE PLAN? AND ALSO EDUCATIONAL PIECES LIKE PARENTS MTSS.

WHAT IS MTSS? IT'S SECOND NATURE TO A LOT OF PARENTS AND TO OTHERS ANOTHER GREEK.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO SAY ON THE ACPS WEBSITE, ON THE MAIN "POWER TO CHANGE".

WHEN YOU SCROLL DOWN TO THE PARENTS AND STUDENTS SECTION, UNDER THE PARENTS AND STUDENTS SECTION IN GREEN, AND SO YOU WILL BE ABLE TO FIND, THAT'S WHERE WE HAVE BEEN HOUSED.

SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT RESOURCE CENTER.

THAT'S US.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WANT SEAC TO BE A HEADER ON THERE AS WELL.

RIGHT NOW IT'S NOT ON THERE.

BUT YOU CAN JUST CHECK TO OTHER THINGS.

YOU CAN TYPE IN SEAC.

IF YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT SEAC, YOU WOULDN'T KNOW.

IT COULD BE AN E-MAIL TO THE HEAD OF COMMUNICATION NOW TO LET THAT PERSON KNOW HEY, HOW CAN SEAC BE ON THE HEAD SO IT WOULDN'T BE SUCH A SEARCH FOR PARENTS TO FIND OUT ABOUT SEAC.

THEY JUST HAVE TO GO TO ACPS WEBSITE AND SCROLL DOWN.

THEY ARE LITERALLY ONE CLICK AWAY.

AND THEN ONCE YOU GO TO SEAC'S WEBSITE OR THE CONNECTED WEB, WE'RE ALL CONNECTED UNDER ACPS UMBRELLA.

WE ALL HAVE A WEB PAGE.

ON SEAC'S WEBSITE, THAT'S WHERE YOU CAN HAVE THE ACTION PLAN.

IT MAYBE SOMEWHERE ELSE HERE AND MAYBE A LINK TO SEAC WEBSITE SO THAT AGAIN, ABOUT THE NETWORK AND HOW WE'RE ALL CONNECTED.

>> THE OTHER THING IT DOES NOT REQUIRE US TO DO IS HAVE ANOTHER NEWS LETTER.

THE PRC NEWS ALL RIGHT AND TERRY'S NEWS LETTER, ENOUGH NEWS LETTER.

>> YEAH.

AND THE LINKS TO DO DIFFERENT THINGS SHOULD BE THERE.

IT DOESN'T REQUIRE OUR SMALL NUMBER OF PEOPLE TO PUT TOGETHER A NEWS LETTER EVERY DAY.

>> AND THAT IS WHY I HAD US AS A DISSEMINATION POINT.

[00:25:04]

I PUT DOWN HERE A GLOSSARY AND MAP.

I PUT THE MTSS AND SPECIAL ED ACTION PLAN.

MAYBE THIS IS WHAT PRC IS.

THIS IS WHAT YOU CAN GET FROM THEM.

HERE'S THE CONTACT.

THIS IS WHAT WHO TERRY WERNER IS.

I WOULD HAVE LOVED ENTERING INTO THIS SYSTEM WITH A CHILD TO BE PAIRED WITH AN EXPERIENCED PARENT TO KNOW LIKE WHAT IS GOING ON AND WHO TO GO TO.

IT'S SO HAPHAZARD WHEN YOU COME INTO THE SYSTEM.

SOMEBODY TO HOLD MY HAND.

>> SABRINA, YOU AND I CAN CONNECT.

I TALKED TO CINDY.

I SAID WE NEED A PARENT TO PARENT NETWORK.

SO THAT WE HAVE SENIOR PARENTS CONNECT WITH OUR -- OH, MY GOSH.

>> JUST COMING INTO THE SYSTEM AND THEY CAN COLLABORATE AND COME TO THE PRC AND WE CAN ALL HAVE THIS GREAT WONDERFUL PARTY AND STUFF.

>> LET'S TALK MORE ABOUT THAT.

>> SO.

I THINK THIS IS, I MEAN IT'S 4:30.

I HAVE ENOUGH TO KIND OF EDIT THIS A LITTLE BIT AND BEGIN TO BUILD.

I PUT MARCH 17TH TO BUILD THE FACEBOOK PAGE WITH THE LINKS AND ANY DOCUMENTS YOU WANT ME TO PUT OUT AND SEND OUT TO THE GROUP TO SORT OF REACT TO, LOOK AT THE DRAFT AND FIGURE OUT THIS WEDNESDAY SEAC WEDNESDAY AND HOW THAT GOES OUT.

MY QUESTION IS, ARE WE ALLOWED TO CREATE OUR OWN, ONE OF THE THINGS I HAD HERE I THINK THIS SUB COMMITTEE COULD BE RESPONSIBLE FOR IS AN E-MAIL DISTRIBUTION LIST.

I DON'T WANT TO STEP ON ANY TOES.

PRC HAS THEIR LIST.

TERRY AS HER LIST.

>> IT'S THE SAME LIST.

>> ANYTHING THAT JUST SPECIAL ED PARENTS, THAT'S THE SAME LIST.

>> WE WOULD USE THAT.

>> OKAY.

OKAY.

SEAC TO USE.

IN OTHER WORDS PEOPLE WOULD GET WEEKLY SOMETHING FROM SEAC WEEKLY AND TERRY'S IS MONTHLY.

IS THAT RIGHT?

>> I DON'T KNOW ABOUT TERRY'S LETTER.

I AM GOING TO BE TALKING TO HER ABOUT THAT.

I DOUBT IF SHE WILL DO ANYTHING MORE THAN BIWEEKLY.

>> IN OUR E-MAIL DIRECT PEOPLE TO GO TO THE FACEBOOK PAGE AND THEN THE QUESTION IS, DO WE IN THAT E-MAIL YOU KNOW DIRECT PEOPLE TO GIVE THEIR COMMENTS TO CINDY? WE WILL HAVE TO WORK OUT THE LOGISTICS ON THAT.

YOU OBVIOUSLY, YOU DON'T WANT TO START A CONVERSATION BY E-MAIL IS THAT RIGHT? THAT'S NOT ALLOWED.

>> NO WE COULD.

JUST A MATTER OF LIKE YOU KNOW HOW MUCH TIME CAN WE SPEND ON E-MAIL CONVERSATIONS? IS MORE MY ISSUE.

>> WE WANT TO THINK ABOUT AS FAR AS SEAC IS CONCERNED.

HOW MANY MESSAGES FROM DIFFERENT GROUPS.

IS THIS A UNIFIED GROUP.

I WORKED ON A ONE PAGER.

CINDY AND I TALKED ABOUT WHERE DO PARENTS WITH KIDS DISABILITIES, TO HAVE ONE SHOT.

ONE PAGE OF INFORMATION TO GIVE THEM, WHAT WOULD IT LOOK LIKE? CREATE ONE PAGER.

I WILL SEND OUT TO EVERYBODY TODAY.

YOU GIVE ME FEEDBACK ON IT AND I WILL TWEAK IT HOWEVER.

LITERALLY IT JUST MENTIONS THREE TEAMS UNDER THE ACPS UMBRELLA.

SEAC, FACE AND THE PRC.

IF YOU KNOW THOSE THREE, AND YOU KNOW THE PEOPLE AT YOUR SCHOOL, THEN YOU SHOULD BE OKAY.

IF YOU HAVE A PARENT OF A KID WITH A DISABILITY IN ACPS.

AND THAT GIVES A BLURB, SEAC, PRC AND FACE.

THE ACPS WEBSITE IS AT THE BOTTOM.

YOU WILL SEE IT.

I WILL SEND TO YOU TODAY.

>> THAT'S KIND OF LIKE, THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT, WHEN I TALK ABOUT THE GLOSSARY AND MAP.

THAT'S DOING A LOT OF THE WORK.

YEAH.

>> SO, I WILL SEND IT ON TO YOU.

>> I HAVE A QUESTION.

WHAT I WAS AT GEORGE MASON, ONE OF THE THINGS I BUILT FOR THE STATE WAS THE SPECIAL EDUCATION FAMILY CONNECTION.

>> YEAH.

AND THERE'S A NEWS LETTER THAT COMES OUT OF THAT FAST FACTS.

BUT, IT'S JUST SO FULL OF RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION.

YOU TALK ABOUT BUILDING A GLOSSARY.

THERE'S ONE RIGHT THERE TO ACCESS.

THERE'S ALL SORTS OF RESOURCES.

YOU KNOW ONE OF THE THINGS I TRIED TO DO TO BUILD THE COMMUNITY AROUND THAT WAS WE

[00:30:03]

STARTED FAST FACTS.

FAST FACTS GOES OUT TO OUR MEMBERSHIP PEOPLE THAT BELONG AND IT HAS FOUR OR FIVE DIFFERENT ITEMS THAT ARE GERMANE FOR THAT TWO WEEK TODAY OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

AND THEN ALL YOU DO IS CLICK ON IT AND IT BRINGS THEM BACK TO THE WEBSITE.

OUR PURPOSE REALLY IS TO GET PEOPLE TO GO TO THE WEBSITE AS MUCH AS IT IS TO COMMUNICATE WITH THEM AND OFTEN YOU KNOW, THEY'RE ONLY INTERESTED IN ONE THING.

WELL THAT'S ONE CLICK AND THEY'RE BACK ON TO THE WEBSITE.

WE CAN DO THAT WITH THE FACEBOOK PAGE.

>> YEAH.

YEP.

>> BRING THEM TO THE FACEBOOK PAGE.

COMMUNICATE WITH THEM.

SOMETHING THEY'RE INTERESTED IN, IT CLICKS AND IT GOES BACK.

SAME THING WITH PRC.

CLICKS AND IT GOES BACK TO PRC.

AND I CAN TALK TO THEM IF YOU WANT ME TO TALK TO THEM AT SOME POINT ABOUT OUR ABILITY TO USE THEIR FAST FACTS OR SOME OF THAT INFORMATION TO GET PARENTS THAT INFORMATION RESOURCE.

I DON'T KNOW IF IT WOULD HELP OR NOT.

IT'S THIS ONE STOP PLACE.

WHERE PEOPLE CAN GO SO I THINK WE'RE ALL SORT OF SAYING THE SAME THING OR SEE THE SAME NEED AND THAT'S EXACTLY, IT'S JUST EASY ALL IN ONE PLACE.

THAT'S REALLY GREAT.

SO, WHAT OTHER, SO WE'RE WORKING ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE.

THAT WILL SORT OF BE THE MAIN SOURCE OF INFORMATION FOR SEAC.

WE WILL POST THEN, I KNOW THERE'S THE SEAC IN 60 SECONDS FLIER AND I KNOW THERE WAS ANOTHER ONE WASN'T THERE?

>> RIGHT.

THERE'S ANOTHER ONE WHICH SHOULD NOT, WELL, CAN BE DISTRIBUTED VIA PTA LIAISONS.

TERRY SAID IT CAN BE GIVEN OUT AT IEP MEETINGS.

I WILL FOLLOW UP ON THAT.

THAT'S BEEN TRANSLATED TOO SO PARENTS CAN, WELL INTO THE KEY LANGUAGES SO PEOPLE CAN HOPEFULLY RECEIVE IT.

AND THE LANGUAGE OF CHOICE.

>> SO I'LL DOUBLE CHECK WITH HER ABOUT THAT.

EVEN VIRTUALLY THAT CAN HAPPEN.

>> WE CAN GET THIS IN E-MAIL DISTRO LIST.

THE IDEA WOULD BE ON WEDNESDAYS WE WOULD SEND OUT SEAC WEDNESDAY.

WITH MEETING NOTICES, DIRECTING THEM TO THE FACEBOOK PAGE.

REMINDING LOOK FRIDAY IN YOUR INBOX FROM THE PRC THAT COMES OUT EVERY FRIDAY AND POST THE OTHER THINGS.

THE UPDATE TO SPECIAL EDUCATION PLAN.

AND THEN MAYBE EVENTUALLY TALK ABOUT A PARENT TO PARENT NETWORK.

>> DON'T OVERWHELM THEM THOUGH.

>> THAT'S IT.

>> THAT'S THE MESSAGE I WANT TO SHARE, SO IF THEY HAVE A MESSAGE THAT'S COMING OUT DURING THE WEEK, ONE MESSAGE WILL COME OUT ON WEDNESDAY.

ANOTHER MESSAGE IS GOING TO COME OUT FROM THE PRC ON FRIDAY.

AND THEN TERRY'S WILL COME OUT WE THINK MAYBE A MONTHLY MESSAGE.

THEN WHEN WE THINK ABOUT THE MESSAGES, HOW DO WE ENSURE THAT THEY'RE ACTUALLY REACHING THE PARENTS THAT YOU WANT TO REACH, WHICH MEANS IT CAN'T ALL BE IN ENGLISH.

HOW MUCH LEEWAY TIME DO WE NEED FOR IT TO BE IN OTHER LANGUAGES? VICTOR GIVES US THE WHOLE SYSTEM SEVEN DAYS.

THAT MEANS WE HAVE TO COME UP WITH SHORT SNIPPETS, GET THAT TRANSLATED, START HAVING A BANK THE MESSAGES FOR WEDNESDAY AS WELL AS FOR FRIDAY SUCH THAT WE WILL HAVE EVERY TIME WE TRANSLATE SOMETHING THAT'S JUST THE TIME WE POST SOMETHING AT THE SAME TIME.

SO WE NEVER RUN OUT.

CONSTANTLY INFORMATION ACROSS ALL LANGUAGES SO NO ONE IS LEFT OUT.

>> I FEEL LIKE YOU WANT TO SET AN EXPECTATION YOU CAN FOLLOW UP.

I FEEL LIKE WEEKLY IS TOO MUCH TO BE FRANK.

>> IT CAN DEFINITELY PILE UP ON YOU QUICKLY.

I FEEL LIKE, WE HAVE A ONCE MONTHLY MEETING.

MAYBE WE DO IT, WHAT IS IT THE THIRD OR FOURTH WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH.

>> MAYBE WE DO IT FIRST AND SECOND WEEK AND THEN THE SECOND WEEK IF THERE'S SOMETHING THAT CINDY GETS, IT CAN BUILD THE AGENDA.

MAYBE JUST THE FIRST, SECOND AND FOURTH WEEK OF THE MONTH.

I THINK WE NEED TO BE COGNIZANT OF THE FACT WE OTHER HAVE JOBS AND FAMILY.

WEEKLY, I DON'T THINK I COULD SUSTAIN WEEKLY.

>> EVEN IF IT WERE JUST THE TO START WITH, THE WEDNESDAY THAT WE HAVE THE MEETING, JUST BASICALLY REMIND AND THE AGENDA.

AND THEN WOULD SEE, THIS IS PERTINENT TO ME OR THERE'S NOTHING THERE AND REMIND

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THEM.

IF THERE'S SOMETHING YOU HOPE TO SEE, LET US KNOW.

ONE OTHER TIME DURING THE MONTH.

WE COULD ASK THE KEY QUESTIONS PARENTS HAVE.

SOME OF THE BANK OF STUFF THAT COURTNEY IS TALKING ABOUT.

IF WE DID IT WEEKLY, I THINK WE WOULD HAVE TO BE WORKING WITH A BANK OF STUFF.

LIKE ONCE A MONTH WE PLAN OUR BANK FOR THE NEXT MONTH.

>> CINDY, YOU CAN SEND IT TO BE AT THE PRC BECAUSE OUR MENTIONS ARE GOING TO COME OUT EVERY FRIDAY AND HAVE BEEN FOR THE LAST SIX YEARS.

WE CAN ADD YOUR MESSAGE TO THAT AND/OR I WOULD LOVE TO GET FEEDBACK FROM EVERYBODY ABOUT THE INFORMATION THAT'S ALREADY ON THE PRC WEBSITE.

BECAUSE I'M GOING BACK TO LOOK AND REDESIGN IT.

WE HAVE BEEN AT HOME FOR ALMOST A YEAR.

IT LOOKS REALLY DIFFERENT.

IT'S ALMOST LIKE A GHOST TOWN BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT EVERYONE IS AT HOME AND WE NEVER PUT WANT TO TOO MUCH INFORMATION TO OVERWHELM PARENTS WHEN THEY LOOK AT FRIDAY MAIL CHECK AND POSSIBLY SOCIAL MEDIA.

WE STILL HAVE RESOURCES POSTED UP BUT WE NOW BECAUSE WE'RE RETURNING TO SCHOOL, BECAUSE WE KNOW WE'RE GOING TO GET MORE QUESTIONS FROM PARENTS, WE WANT TO POST UP THE FAQ DOCUMENT.

IT'S GOING TO LOOK DIFFERENT AND WOULD LOVE YOUR INPUT.

>> CINDY, ALSO REMEMBER THAT WE'RE NOT, WE DON'T HAVE TO GENERATE CONTENT FOR THREE OUT OF FOUR OF THESE E-MAILS A MONTH.

IT'S JUST AN INVITATION TO TALK TO COMMUNICATE.

RIGHT.

THAT'S WHAT THE E-MAIL IS.

AND IT HAS THE LINK TO THE FACEBOOK PAGE AND THE PRC.

>> OKAY.

BUT THERE'S NO GENERATION OF CONTENT.

THE ONLY GENERATION OF CONTENT WOULD BE DON'T FORGET THE SEAC MEETING TONIGHT.

HERE'S THE AGENDA.

>> OKAY.

YEAH, I THINK THERE COULD BE MINOR GENERATION OF CONTENT.

JUST YOU KNOW, TELL PEOPLE ON THE OTHER HAND THAT SEAC LOOKS AT THINGS SYSTEMICALLY.

WHAT DO WE NEED TO LET THE SCHOOL BOARD KNOW ABOUT THE NEEDS OF OUR STUDENTS AS A WHOLE.

VERSUS HOW CAN WE HELP YOU IN YOUR IEP MEETING NEXT WEEK.

>> THAT CERTAINLY GIVES ME ENOUGH TO REVISE THIS AND GET IT BACK OUT AND WORK ON WHAT TO PUT ON THAT FACEBOOK PAGE.

SO.

THIS IS REALLY BEEN HELPFUL.

IS THERE, SO IN TERMS OF JUST A LITTLE BIT TALKING ABOUT THE TIMELINE, MY HOPE IS TO GET THIS UP IN THE NEXT, THE FACEBOOK PAGE TO YOU ALL TO LOOK AT IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS.

AND THEN WE CAN MAYBE BEGIN TO SORT OF START THAT REGULAR COMMUNICATIONS OUT THROUGH THE E-MAIL.

DISTRIBUTION LIST DIRECTING PEOPLE TO THE WEBSITE AS THE GO-TO RESOURCE AND EVENTUALLY THE PEOPLE CAN JOIN THE FACEBOOK PAGE.

RIGHT IS THAT ALLOWED?

>> YEAH.

OKAY.

SO THEY CAN AND YOU WILL HAVE TO TELL ME, ARE WE NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE A PUBLIC COMMENT SECTION ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE BECAUSE -- ISN'T THAT RIGHT?

>> I JUST DON'T WANT TO BREAK RULES.

>> MIKE YOU SAID IT, LET US KNOW WHAT YOU WANT, I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU SAID IT.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE NEED TO BE TAKING TO THE SCHOOL BOARD? HE SAID ESTABLISH A SEAC WEDNESDAY COMMUNICATION ASKING PARENTS TO COMMUNICATE WITH CINDY WHAT IS HAPPENING THIS WEEK, WHAT WE CAN ADD TO THE AGENDA FOR FUTURE MEETINGS.

WHAT DOES SEAC NEED TO KNOW FROM YOU AS PARENTS? WHAT DOES SEAC NEED TO KNOW? WHAT IS GOING ON THIS WEEK.

IS THAT RIGHT, MIKE?

>> BUT THE OTHER THING IS, WITH THE POSTING COMMENTS ON FACEBOOK, WHAT WE DON'T WANT IS A COMPLAINT BOARD.

>> I AGREE WITH THAT.

YEAH.

THAT SUGGESTS THAT YOU EITHER HAVE TO MONITOR, HAVE SOMEBODY MONITOR IT OR YOU JUST SAY, YOU KNOW, COMMUNICATE WITH SEAC VIA THE WEDNESDAY SEAC TALK TIME OR WHATEVER WE ARE GOING TO CALL IT.

AND THEN THE SEAC WILL POST THINGS UP ON TO THE FACEBOOK PAGE.

>> OKAY.

WE DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO JUST USE THAT AS A WAY TO -- >> YEAH.

I AGREE.. >> YEAH.

WE CAN HAVE A HOT LINE INTO CINDY'S PHONE.

>> HAVE HOT LINE HOURS.

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YOU SAY THAT JOKINGLY.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THEY GIVE STATE GUIDELINES.

THEY THROW OUT THESE IDEAS AND ONE IS TO HAVE A HOT LINE AND ROTATE AMONG STAFF MEMBERS.

I'M LIKE I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THAT.

>> YOUR SHIFT CAN BE 2:00 A.M.

TO 4:00 A.M.

>> NO, THAT WOULD BE YOUR TIME.

WHEN I SET UP THE FACEBOOK PAGE, I WILL MAKE SURE THERE'S A LINK THAT SAYS I LOVE THAT WEDNESDAY TALK TIME.

IT GOES DIRECTLY TO CINDY TO TELL US AND WE THEN WHATEVER WE WANT, WE WILL THAT, CLEAN IT UP AND NOT ALLOW PEOPLE TO HAVE A COMMENT SECTION.

>> YOU MAY END UP WITH 30 PEOPLE WITH THE SAME ISSUE AND ONLY NEED TO POST ONCE.

MANAGING THAT IS AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT.

BUT YOU DON'T WANT TO CREATE A SITUATION WHERE YOU PUT TOO MUCH WORK ON CINDY TO MANAGE IT.

>> RIGHT.

>> SO PEOPLE CAN JUST DIRECT MESSAGE THE FACEBOOK PAGE?

>> DIRECT MESSAGE CINDY OR WHOEVER.

>> IT WILL BE GOING TO THE SEAC E-MAIL ADDRESSES WHAT I AM ENVISIONING.

>> SO YOU WANT E-MAILS AS OPPOSED TO FACEBOOK MESSAGES?

>> OH.

MAYBE FACEBOOK MESSAGES WOULD BE EASIER.

>> IF THEY CAN DIRECT MESSAGE YOU ON FACEBOOK, NOT YOU BUT SEAC, THERE COULD BE THREE OR FOUR PEOPLE WHO ACTUALLY CHECK THE MESSAGES AND IT'S NOT ALL ON YOU.

>> THAT'S A GREAT IDEA.

>> THAT WOULD BE GOOD AS LONG AS THEY'RE NOT PUBLIC.

>> THEY WOULD BE PRIVATE DIRECT MESSAGES TO WHOM EVER AND PICK AND CHOOSE WHAT WE REPOST AND COMMENT.

>> YEAH.

I LIKE THAT.

I HAVE ALREADY GIVEN THE SEAC ADDRESS IF PEOPLE WANT TO DO PUBLIC COMMENT.

THEY HAVE THAT OPTION TOO.

I CONSTANTLY SEE THIS MISCONCEPTION ABOUT A PRC OR DOESN'T SEEM LIKE MANY PARENTS KNOW A, B OR C.

THAT COULD FEED NICELY TO GIVE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.

>> YEAH.

>> CAN WE DO A MEETING FOLLOW UP OF MAJOR PUBLIC DECISIONS? HERE'S WHAT SEAC SAID IN TO DO MEETING.

IS THAT POSSIBLE TO DO THAT?

>> I WOULD PUT THAT ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE TOO.

>> ALL OF THIS LAURA IS ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE.

THERE'S DIFFERENT HEADERS.

WE MIGHT HAVE ONE.

THE MISCONCEPTIONS.

MAYBE THERE'S THE MTSS' UPDATES.

ALL THINGS ON THE FACEBOOK PAGE.

>> YOU COULD POST THE MEETING NOTES.

>> OKAY.

>> YEAH.

THE AGENDA AND THE NOTES.

>> AND JUST TO LET YOU KNOW IF YOU ADD IN MTSS IN THE SEARCH FIELD ON ACPS WEBSITE, YOU WILL FIND ANOTHER SUMMARY WILL POP U FROM AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

>> YEAH.

THAT'S GOOD.

I HAVE NOTICED THAT TOO.

YEAH, JUST GETTING PEOPLE TO THAT WOULD BE -- DOUGLAS MCCARTHER.

>> IT'S SOMEWHERE.

I HAVE SEEN IT COME UP AS A REAL SIMPLE ONE PAGER THAT DIVIDES INTO BEHAVIOR AND ACADEMICS.

GIVES PARENTS A VISUAL TO ABSORB IN 30 TO 60 SECONDS.

>> MCCARTHUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

THAT WORKS GREAT.

IF YOU CAN GIVE ME A LITTLE TIME TO PULL THIS ALTOGETHER AND I WILL WORK WITH CINDY TO GET THE DOCUMENTS POSTED AND SEND YOU OUT SO YOU CAN VIEW THE FACEBOOK PAGE AND SEND ANY UPDATES.

WOULD THAT WORK IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS?

>> YEAH.

>> OKAY.

AND I WILL BRUSH UP ON THIS SCOPE OF WORK.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT'S SORT OF CLEAR ABOUT WHAT WE DO AND WELCOME ANYONE ELSE WHO WANTS TO JOIN US.

>> I HAVE BEEN USING THE WEIRD HEADINGS FROM THE SCOPE OF WORK.

I LIKE COMMUNICATIONS WITH MIKE DOING THE WORK WITH TERRY AND BRING IT ALL IN ONE PLACE TO BAT IDEAS AROUND.

COMMUNICATIONS ALSO YOU KNOW OUR WHAT ACPS.

ONE OTHER COMMENT IS JUST THE PART THAT DEBBIE HAS BEEN WORKING ON.

DEBBIE PERRY WHICH IS GETTING LIAISONS FOR THE DIFFERENT SCHOOLS.

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JUST TO KEEP THAT IN THERE BECAUSE I HAVE TALKED WITH SOME PTAS VERY BRIEFLY BUT 10 MINUTES OF THIS IS WHAT SEAC IS AND SHARED THAT THE ROLE AND PUBLIC COMMENT.

AND ALSO THIS HOPEFULLY WILL BE A MEANS OF AS WE NEED NEW MEMBERS.

STAYING CONNECTED WITH SCHOOLS SO THAT PEOPLE KNOW THAT THERE'S A POSSIBILITY OF SERVING ON SEAC.

MAKING SURE DISTRIBUTION OF MEMBERSHIP IS BALANCED.

>> OKAY.

SO -- >> WOULD IT BE HELPFUL TO HAVE A LISTING OF THE PTA PRESIDENTS? I'M SURE THAT'S ON THE ACPS WEBSITE.

LET ME GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE.

I MET MATTHEW MORY.

I WOULD MEET WITH THE PTA GROUP.

THERE WAS A SPECIAL EDUCATION PTA.

A PTA PRESIDENT AND SPECIAL EDUCATION PTA THAT MEETS.

IT'S NOT LIKE THAT AT EVERY SINGLE SCHOOL.

BUT PARENTS WOULD NEED TO KNOW OR WANT TO KNOW IF IT'S LIKE THAT AT THEIR SCHOOL.

>> I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN SEE MY SCREEN.

I PUT LINKS TO PTA PRESIDENTS AND SCHOOL WEBSITES OR FACEBOOK PAGES.

OKAY.

THAT'S GREAT.

>> I THINK THAT'S REALLY COOL INFORMATION TO SHARE.

AND THE WEDNESDAY COMMUNICATION.

LIKE LET'S FEATURE MARRY HAS A SPECIAL PTA FOR SPECIAL ED.

IF YOU WANT TO BUILD COMMUNITY AT YOUR SCHOOL.

>> YOU CAN MODEL IT -- >> WHAT ARE THEY RENAMING MORY? DID THEY DECIDE THAT?

>> THEY DON'T KNOW YET I DON'T THINK.

>> OKAY.

NOT YET.

IT'S IN PROCESS.

>> OKAY.

THAT'S GREAT.

OKAY.

I DON'T HAVE ANY OTHER -- >> I CAN GIVE YOU AN UPDATE RENAMING.

IT'S ON THE AGENDA FOR THURSDAY WITH THE NAMES.

YOU CAN GO IN AND READ THE DOCUMENTS AND SEE WHICH NAMES WERE SUGGESTED.

WE HAVE A PUBLIC HEARING ON THE 18TH IF YOU WANT TO GIVE OPINION AND THEN IT WILL BE VOTED AT THE FIRST MEETING IN APRIL.

OH, GOOD.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

I THINK THIS HAS BEEN REALLY HELPFUL.

THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY.

I HOPE YOU ALL AGREE.

CINDY DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE OR ANY OTHER BUSINESS WE NEED TO COVER?

>> I DON'T THINK SO.

THE ONE THING, MIKE, I THINK THE FOR TERRY IN TERMS OF NEWS LETTER BECAUSE WE HAVE THE PRC NEWS LETTER WITH THE RESOURCES AND THINGS, I THINK A HELPFUL THING WOULD BE Q AND AS.

I KNOW THIS TIME WAS REALLY LONG AND HAD A TABLE OF CONTENTS.

SOMETIMES IT MIGHT BE THREE.

THINGS ARE INTENSE RIGHT NOW.

THERE ARE ALWAYS QUESTIONS AND I KNOW SHE SAID SHE CAUGHT OVER A THOUSAND QUESTIONS.

HUGE QUESTIONS.

SEEMS LIKE A Q AND A.

IF THAT'S, SHE'S BUSY.

I KNOW SHE'S SUPER BUSY.

THAT'S PROBABLY SOMETHING, I DON'T KNOW IF OTHERS AGREE THAT WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL TO PARENTS.

>> IN LIEU OF OR THAT'S WHAT TERRY'S NEWS LETTER WOULD BE?

>> YEAH I'M PROPOSING THAT.

EVEN TO GET JUST Q AND A'S.

I THINK THAT'S A GREAT IDEA.

ONE OF MY KIND OF, WHEN I TAKE A STEP BACK COMMENTS AND I LOOK AT ACPS COMMENTS.

OTHERS THEY GIVE YOU SO MUCH STUFF AND THE PUNCH LINE IS AT THE BOTTOM.

I KNOW THEY WANT TO BE THOROUGH.

IF YOU DON'T READ DOWN TO THE PUNCH LINE, THEY MISSED IT.

I THINK THE Q & A IS HELPFUL.

JUST KEEP IT CLEAN AND SUCCINCT.

I THINK THAT IS A GOOD IDEA.

THAT WOULD BE EASIER ON TERRY.

>> YEAH.

>> I CAN, WE CAN FUNNEL THINGS FROM THE FACEBOOK PAGE.

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MIKE, YOU CAN MAYBE FUNNEL THINGS TO HER THAT ARE COMING UP REGULARLY.

I KNOW SHE'S GETTING A LOT OF DIRECT QUESTIONS TOO.

>> YEAH.

OKAY.

SO THIS IS GREAT.

THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.

DID YOU HAVE ANY OTHER FEEDBACK OR IDEAS THAT I MEAN IF NOT NOW, JUST SEND BY E-MAIL AND LIKE I SAID, I WILL SEND THIS BACK OUT TO THOSE ON THIS CALL TO

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LOOK AT THE FACEBOOK PAGE AND GIVE COMMENTS ON THAT AND MAYBE THEN KIND OF LAUNCH IT.

MID TO END OF MARCH.

>> YEAH.

I THINK THIS WILL BE -- >> SPRING LAUNCH.

>> THERE YOU GO.

AS WE GET TO THE END OF THE YEAR AND ALSO WE DO HAVE FIVE POSITIONS OPEN, MANY OF OUR MEMBERSHIP ON SEAC THEIR TERMS WILL BE EXPIRING.

SO, SOME WAY WISH TO REAPPLY BUT WE HOPE WE CAN FILL OUT OUR COMMITTEE WITH VOICES THAT WE AREN'T HEARING CURRENTLY.

>> OKAY.

YEAH.

GREAT.

OKAY.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS ANYONE HAS?

>> OKAY.

THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH THIS WAS REALLY HELPFUL.

THANK YOU, MIKE, LAURA AND CINDY.

THANK YOU EVERYONE.

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