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GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

[1. Meeting Called to Order by Chair Alderton]

[00:00:02]

THIS IS THE VIRTUAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING FOR MARCH 18TH, 2021.

I WILL CALL THE MEETING TO ORDER AT THIS TIME WHICH IS 5:02 P.M.

I WILL START WITH THE ROLL CALL.

WHEN I CALL YOUR NAME PLEASE INDICATE YOU ARE PRESENT.

MEAGAN ALDERTON.

YES.

CINDY ANDERSON? RAMEE GENTRY?

>> HERE.

>> JACINTA GREENE?

>> HERE.

>> MARGARET LORBER?

>> HERE.

>> VERONICA NOLAN?

>> HERE.

>> MICHELLE RIEF?

>> HERE.

>> CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ?

>> HERE.

>> AND HEATHER THORNTON?

>> HERE.

>> MS. ANDERSON, ARE YOU HERE?

>> I AM HERE, BUT HAVE I TO CHANGE MY NAME BECAUSE IT SAYS DR. HUTCHINGS, AND I DON'T KNOW HOW THAT HAPPENED.

>> MS. ANDERSON IS PRESENT.

WE ARE ALL HERE WITH 9 BOARD MEMBERS.

WE WILL NOW OBSERVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE.

[2. Observe a Moment of Silence]

>> THANK YOU, EVERYONE.

[3. Adopt the Agenda for the March 18, 2021 Virtual School Board Meeting]

MAY I HAVE A MOTION TO ADOPT THE AGENDA?

>> MADAM, CHAIR, I MOVE WE ADOPT THE AGENDA FOR THE EVENING.

>> SECOND.

>> SO I HAVE MS. GREENE SECONDS MS. GENTRY'S MOTION.

WITH THAT I WILL CALL FOR THE VOTE.

MEAGAN ALDER SON, YES.

CINDY ANDERSON?

>> YES.

>> RAMEE GENTRY?

>> YES.

>> JACINTA GREENE?

>> YES.

>> MARGARET LORBER?

>> YES.

>> VERONICA NOLAN?

>> YES.

>> MICHELLE RIEF?

>> YES.

>> CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ?

>> YES.

>> HEATHER THORNTON?

>> YES.

>> SO WE HAVE ADOPTED THE AGENDA WITH 9-0.

MOVING ON TO COMMUNICATIONS AND ADDRESSES TO THE BOARD.

WE ACTUALLY HAVE OUR PUBLIC HEARING ON THE RENAMING OF SCHOOLS.

WE HAVE ONE PUBLIC COMMENT -- WE HAVE A PUBLIC COMMENT ON RENAMING AS WELL AND AN ADDITIONAL PUBLIC COMMENT.

SO WE HAVE -- EACH SPEAKER WILL BE GIVEN THREE MINUTES TO ADDRESS THE BOARD.

THE CLERK WILL BE TIMING YOU AND ANNOUNCE WHEN YOUR TIME IS EXPIRED.

IF YOU ARE HERE TO SPEAK PLEASE CLICK ON THE RAISED HAND FUNCTION.

FIRST FOR PUBLIC HEARING ON RENAMING SCHOOLS I SHOULD HAVE MS. MICHELLE CHAPMAN.

[4. Public Hearing on School Renaming]

>> I'M HERE.

CAN YOU HEAR ME?

>> I CAN HEAR YOU.

>> GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

I NOT ONLY REPRESENT MYSELF, BUT MY SISTER, TONY TAYLOR, MY BROTHER, JOHN TAYLOR.

AND MY OTHER BROTHER, G STANLEY TAYLOR, ALL GRADUATES OF THE ONLY PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL IN THIS CITY OF ALEXANDRIA.

I AM GRATEFUL TO THE SCHOOL BOARD THAT THE NAME CHANGES WILL BE INACTIVE.

I HAD THE PLEASURE OF KNOWING NAOMI BROOKS FOR MORE THAN 25 YEARS.

THIS HONOR IS MOST DESERVING.

IT WAS NOT EASY TO GO TO SCHOOL OR TO TEACH IN SCHOOL IN HER DAY.

BUT SHE HANDLED IT WITH GRACE AND DIGNITY.

I THINK PARENTS AND FRIENDS ALIKE WILL BE PLEASED AS THE HISTORY OF THE NAME OF THE SCHOOL WILL BE TAUGHT AND HER NAME WILL BE MENTIONED.

I AM SAD THAT LOIS HUNTLEY DID NOT MAKE THE FINAL LIST.

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SHE EXEMPLIFIED A PARENT WHO WANTED BETTER FOR HER CHILDREN, AND ISN'T THAT WHAT WE ASPIRE TO HAVE FOR OUR KIDS? HOPEFULLY THERE WILL BE SOME SORT OF NAMING OF SOMETHING TO REMIND US THAT EVEN THOUGH THE JOB IS HARD AND SOMETIMES THANKLESS, LIKE MOST GOOD JOBS, IT'S WORTH IT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH, MS. CHAPMAN.

NEXT WE HAVE MS. CHRISTINE ROGERS WHO IS AN ACPS PARENT.

THAT'S OKAY.

MS. CHRISTINE ROGERS.

I DON'T SEE HER ON THE ATTENDEE SIDE.

OKAY.

I AM GOING TO MOVE ON TO

>> HELLO? CAN YOU HEAR ME? HELLO?

>> GO AHEAD.

>> THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN OF OUR PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARD, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY.

I AM HOWARD-JOHN WESLEY AND I HAVE THE JOY OF SERVING AS THE PASTOR OF ALFRED CHURCH.

WE CAN CLAIM THE NAOMI BROOKS WAS A MEMBER OF OUR CHURCH WITHIN ALFRED STREET NAOMI WAS KNOWN AS A LOVING WIFE WHO STOOD BY HER HUSBAND'S SIDE AS HE SERVED IN THE ARMY AND PUT HIS LIFE IN DANGER TWICE FOR TWO TOURS IN VIETNAM.

NAOMI BROOKS IS A REMINDER THAT MEN LIKE HIM MAY GET THE CREDIT, BUT NAOMI DID ALL THE WORK.

OUR SERVICEMEN AND WOMEN CAN SERVE COURAGEOUSLY BECAUSE THEY HAVE SPOUSES WHO SUPPORT AND LOVE AND ARE FAITHFUL AND TAKE CARE OF HOME WHILE THEY ARE SERVING THEIR NATION.

THAT'S EXACTLY WHAT NAOMI DID RAISINGS THREE CHILDREN, ONE WHO IS A SUCCESSFUL ATTORNEY AND TWO SONS WHO WERE BOTH GENERALS IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY AND SERVED OUR COUNTRY BECAUSE OF THE MODEL OF THEIR MOTHER AND FATHER.

SHE IS THE PROUD GRANDMOTHER OF FOUR AND GREAT-GRANDMOTHER OF SIX.

AND FOR 30 YEARS SHE SANG IN THE CHOIR OF ALFRED STREET BAPTIST CHURCH.

WE KNEW AND LOVED HER WELL.

OUTSIDE OF ALFRED STREET SHE WAS SO MUCH MORE.

SHE MODELED A BALANCED LIFE AS A BUSINESS WOMAN, AS A CIVIC AND SOCIAL LEADER AND AS A FAITHFUL WIFE AND EVEN AS AN EDUCATOR ALL ROLLED UP INTO ONE.

HER RECORD ON EDUCATION SPEAKS FOR ITSELF.

NOT ONLY AS AN EDUCATOR WHO SERVED OUR CITY, BUT A MOTHER WHO IS ACTIVE AND INVOLVED.

AS A STUDENT WHO WAS RAISED THROUGH THE ALEXANDRIA PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM, AS AN ATHLETE.

HER RESUME IS THE BEST AND THE BRIGHTEST OF ALEXANDRIA.

ON THAT RESUME IS PARKER GRAY AND CHARLES HOUSTON AND CORA KELLY.

THINK FOR A MOMENT IN THE ERA IN WHICH SHE DID ALL OF THAT, AN ERA THAT WE ALL KNOW THAT RACE AND GENDER WERE OBSTACLES TO HER SUCCESS, BUT THEY WERE NEVER EXCUSES FOR HER SERVICE TO OUR CITY.

THERE IS NO WONDER SHE RECEIVED THE DEAN'S CROSS FROM EPISCOPAL SEMINARY.

THEY ALSO RECOGNIZED THIS IS A UNIQUE WOMAN AMONG US.

SHE IS AN EXAMPLE TO ALL OF US AND TO WOMEN IN PARTICULAR.

JUST THINK FOR A MOMENT THAT WHEN YOUNG GIRLS SEE THAT NAME, NAOMI BROOKS SCHOOL, AND THEY GOOGLE AND ASK ABOUT NAOMI BROOKS, THEY WILL BE GIVEN THE EXAMPLE OF A WOMAN WHO USED NO EXCUSE, AND WAS ABLE TO SHOW THAT YOU CAN DO IT ALL IN ONE.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A WIFE, YOU CAN DO THAT.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A MOTHER, YOU CAN DO THAT.

IF YOU WANT TO BE AN EDUCATOR, YOU CAN DO THAT.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A STUDENT ATHLETE, YOU CAN DO THAT.

AND NONE COMES AT THE EXPENSE OF ANY OTHERS.

ON BEHALF OF MYSELF AND OUR CHURCH WE ARE PROUD AND SUPPORTIVE OF RENAMING THE SCHOOL AFTER NAOMI BROOKS AND I AM PRAYERFUL THAT YOU DO THE SAME.

THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, REVEREND WESLEY.

NEXT UP IS CHARLES MONTERIO, A COMMUNITY MEMBER.

MR. MONTERIO? YEAH, I DON'T SEE -- I DON'T SEE MR. MONTERIO AS AN ATTENDEE.

I WILL GO BACK AND JUST CHECK ONE MORE TIME, MS. CHRISTINE ROGERS, ACPS

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PARENT? OKAY.

WELL, THANK YOU, EVERYONE, FOR SHARING YOUR COMMENTS.

WE ARE GOING TO MOVE ON.

WE HAVE ONE BOARD -- BOARD MEMBERS WE DO HAVE ONE WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT SO MAKE SURE YOU TAKE THE TIME TO REVIEW THAT.

MOVING TO PUBLIC COMMENTS WE HAVE MS. JULIE FORSH WHO IS AN ACPS PARENT.

DON'T SEE? OKAY.

BEING THAT WE DO NOT SEE HER ON THE ATTENDEE'S SIDE, BOARD MEMBERS KNOW THERE IS ONE ADDITIONAL WRITTEN PUBLIC COMMENT RECEIVED FROM A STAFF MEMBER SO TAKE THE TIME TO CHECK THAT OUT AS WELL.

[5. Public Comments]

ALL RIGHT.

FOR THE COMMUNITY, IF YOU WISH TO SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS OR SIGN UP TO SPEAK AT THE NEXT SCHOOL BOARD MEETING, PLEASE SIGN UP NO LATER THAN NOON THE DAY PRIOR TO THE MEETING AND USE THE LINK ON THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING PAGE TO DO SO.

NEXT OUR REPORTS FROM OUR STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES.

LET'S SEE.

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

ARE ANY OF OUR STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES HERE? I CAN SEE MS. ASHLEY SANCHEZ-VIAFARA.

>> YES.

I WILL GO AHEAD.

I DON'T THINK SHE COULD MAKE IT TODAY.

MY REPORT IS LAST YEAR THIS PAST FALL I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND AN ANTI-RACISM SEMINAR, PLANNED AND ORGANIZED BY THE PTA WHICH WAS FOCUSED ON RESOURCES, TOOLS AND PRACTICES IN ADDRESSING RACISM FOR EDUCATORS AND STUDENTS, AND I THOUGHT THAT WAS A VERY INSIGHTFUL SEMINAR TO BE A PART OF.

AND IN COLLABORATION WITH THAT I WAS ASKED TO JOIN -- PARTICIPATE IN THE DISTRICT DIVERSITY IN AND COLLUSION OUT REACH COMMITTEE.

THEY ARE FOCUSING ON ADDRESSING EFFORTS WITH WHAT THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT IN THE ANTI-RACISM SEMINAR.

I AM VERY EXCITED TO BE DOING THAT.

IT IS GOING TO BE VERY INTERESTING AND I HOPE TO BE ABLE TO BRING WHAT I'VE LEARNED INTO MY COMMUNITY AND BRING THAT TO THE STUDENTS AS WELL AND BE ABLE TO FURTHER ENGAGE WITH THEM.

THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, ASHLEY.

OH, I HEAR LORAIN.

IS THAT LORRAINE?

>> YES.

I WAS HERE.

HOW ARE YOU.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

I JUST WANTED TO REPORT ON WHAT STUDENTS WERE SAYING THIS WEEK.

A LOT OF THE STUDENTS I TALKED TO SAID EVERYTHING -- THAT EVEN THOUGH IT IS NOT ANY TYPE OF NORMAL SCHOOL SETTING, THAT THEY STILL APPRECIATE HOW ACPS AND THE SCHOOL BOARD AND EVERYBODY HAS ORGANIZED THE SCHOOL WHERE WE HAVE HAND SANITIZERS EVERYWHERE AND THEY GET TO -- THERE IS A PROCEDURE WHERE THEY CLEAN THE DESK OFF AFTER AND HOW SAFE THEY HAVE BEEN MAKING IT.

I HEARD REALLY GREAT THINGS SO FAR.

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK.

>> THANK YOU, LORRAINE.

I HAVE TO SAY, IT HAS BEEN EXCITING TO SEE YOU GUYS IN SCHOOL THIS LAST WEEK AND THE LAST COUPLE WEEKS.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS.

>> MOVING ON THROUGH THE AGENDA I NEED A MOTION TO ADOPT THE CONSENT CALENDAR.

[Consent Calendar]

>> CHAIR, I MOVE WE ADOPT THE CONSENT CALENDAR.

>> SECOND.

>> SO I HAVE MS. -- LET'S SEE.

I HAVE MS. ANDERSON WHO SECONDS MS. LORBER'S MOTION.

I WILL CALL FOR THE VOTE.

MEAGAN ALDER SON, YES -- ALDERTON, YES.

>> CINDY ANDERSON?

>> YES.

>> RAMEE GENTRY?

>> YES.

>> JACINTA GREENE?

>> YES.

>> MARGARET LORBER?

>> YES.

>> VERONICA NOLAN?

>> YES.

>> MICHELLE RIEF?

>> YES.

>> CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ?

>> YES.

>> AND HEATHER THORNTON?

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU.

WE HAVE APPROVED THE CONSENT CALENDAR.

[00:15:01]

OKAY.

SO MOVING RIGHT THROUGH LET'S START WITH SOME NEW BUSINESS WHICH IS THE ENDORSEMENT OF THE CHILDREN AND YOUTH MASTER PLAN.

[14. Endorsement of the Children and Youth Master Plan--15 mins.]

I AM GOING TO PASS IT OVER TO DR. HUTCHINGS TO PASS TO HIS TEAM.

>> THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

AT THIS TIME I WILL ASK FOR MR. CLINT PAGE TO COME FORWARD.

>> THANK YOU.

AS ONE OF THE ACPS STAFF ON THE UNIFIED PLANNING TEAM, I AM THRILLED TO BE JOINED BY OUR COLLEAGUES FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND HUMAN SERVICES AND DR. HARDY CHANDLER -- IT IS HARD NOT TO SAY FIRST NAMES.

LAST NAMES.

WE HAVE REALLY COME TOGETHER THROUGH THE UNIFIED PLANNING PROCESS AND THEY ARE HERE THIS EVENING TO PRESENT THE BOARD WITH A HIGH LEVEL OVERVIEW OF THE FINAL DRAFT OF THE CHILDREN'S VIEW MASTER PLAN.

CONCURRENTLY CITY COUNCIL IS GOING THROUGH AN UPDATE OVER A SIMILAR TIME FRAME.

AND FOR THE BOARD, OVERVIEW TONIGHT AND THEN TAKE ANY QUESTIONS AND THEN THE PLAN WILL BE IN THE NEXT FORMAL BOARD MEETING TO MOVE THIS TO AN ACTION OF CONSIDERATION FOR ENDORSEMENT.

WITH THAT I WILL TURN IT OVER TO DR. HARDY CHANDLER.

>> THANK YOU.

I AM GOING TO SHARE MY SCREEN HERE.

AS MR. PAGE SAID, I AM STACY HARDY CHANDLER.

I HAVE THE DISTINCT HONOR OF BEING THE DIRECTOR FOR CENTER OF CHILDREN AND FAMILIES WITHIN THE DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES WHICH HAPPENS TO BE THE ADMINISTRATIVE HOME OF THE CHILDREN AND YOUTH MASTER PLAN.

WHILE WE HOUSE IT AND COORDINATE IT, IT IS A PLAN THAT TRULY BELONGS TO THE ENTIRE CITY.

IT IS A CITY-WIDE PLAN AND IT IS DIFFICULT FOR ANY RESIDENT OF ALEXANDRIA OR ANY OF US WHO SERVE THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA TO NOT FIND A ROLE FOR OURSELVES EMBEDDED IN THE PLAN.

GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER SAID WITHOUT VISION THERE IS NO HOPE.

OUR HOPE IS THAT ALL ALEXANDRIA CHILDREN AND YOUTH THRIVE FOR TODAY AND FOR TOMORROW.

THAT'S OUR HOPE FOR ALL OF THE CHILDREN OF ALEXANDRIA.

I THINK IT IS NOTEWORTHY THAT THIS HAS BEEN THE ORIGINAL VISION SINCE THE PLAN WAS FIRST DESIGNED IN 2014 BY THE CHILDREN'S AND YOUTH COLLABORATIVE VISION.

IT GUIDES THE VERSION OF THIS PLAN AS WELL.

THERE WERE SOME NEW THINGS IN THE PLAN, THE 2025 PLAN.

IT INCORPORATES EXISTING PLANS AND ACKNOWLEDGES HOW IT CONTRIBUTES TO THE LIVES OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH.

IT COMPLEMENTS OTHER PLANS AS MR. PAGE SAID IN THE PLANNING PROCESS.

IT HAS A DISTINCT WAY TO USE VOICE.

YOUTH WERE INVOLVED IN THE PLAN OF THE PROCESS WHICH AT THIS POINT HAS TAKEN A YEAR AND A HALF.

FINALLY THOSE WHO DESIGNED IT IN THE FIRST PLACE REMAIN ITS CHAMPION.

I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE CYFFC CHAIR AS WELL AS EVERY MEMBER OF CYFCC FOR THEIR PASSION AND THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PLAN AND ULTIMATELY WHERE THE PLAN IS GONNA GO THROUGH 2025.

IN ADDITION TO WHAT MR. PAGE SAID, FIRST THERE IS COMMONALITY IN THREE AREAS BETWEEN THE CHILDREN AND YOUTH PLAN AS WELL AS THE ACPS PLAN AND THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT'S PLAN.

THOSE THREE AREAS ARE BEING INFORMED AND USING AN EQUITY LENS AND WORKING ON A DEVELOPMENTAL ASSET.

THINGS THAT HELP CHILDREN THRIVE.

THE SECOND THING ABOUT THE UNIFIED PLANNING PROCESS IS IT MIRRORS REAL LIFE.

PEOPLE DON'T COME WITHOUT THEIR NEEDS MET ON THE HEALTH SIDE.

WE HAVE TO PARTNER WITH THE SCHOOLS.

THE COLLABORATIVE PROCESS RECOGNIZES AND REFLECTS HOW CHILDREN ARE IN THE WORLD.

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THAT IS A THRAW INNOVATION IN THE PROCESS.

WITH THAT I WILL TURN IT OVER TO THE CHILDREN AND YOUTH MASTER PLAN COORDINATOR.

THANK YOU ALL.

>> HELLO.

MY NAME IS CHELSEA EIKERT AND I COORDINATE THE CITY'S CHILDREN AND YOUTH MASTER PLAN.

I WILL BE WALKING YOU THROUGH THE PLANNING PROCESS AND ON THE NEXT SLIDE YOU WILL SEE IT STARTED TWO YEARS AGO WHEN WE GATHERED THE DATA FOR THIS.

THAT TOOK ABOUT SEVEN MONTHS AND WE INVITED THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO HELP ANALYZE THE INFORMATION WE GATHERED.

WE CODED THEM AND PUT THEM INTO THEMED BUCKETS.

WE TOOK THE THEMED BUCKETS AND WE CONTINUED TO GATHER ADULT AND YOUNG PEOPLE TO TAKE THAT INFORMATION AND START BUILDING ACTION PLANS.

ALL OF THOSE ACTION PLANS BUILD ONE MASTER PLAN FOR CHILDREN AND YOUTH.

ONCE WE HAVE A DRAFT READY WE BROUGHT THE DRAFT TO VERY -- VARIOUS STAKEHOLDER GROUPS AND FOR THEM TO HAVE A CHANCE TO REVIEW IT AND MAKE ANY REVISIONS AND MAKE SURE THERE WEREN'T ANY MAJOR FLAWS.

IF THERE WAS NOTHING LEFT OUT AND WE WERE CENTERING EQUITY.

OUR COMMUNICATIONS TEAM AND OUR DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY AND HUMAN SERVICES DESIGNED THE PLAN AND MADE IT LOOK BEAUTIFUL.

AND NOW WE ARE HERE IN MARCH OF 2021 ASKING FOR ENDORSEMENT AND THEN NEXT WEEK WE WILL TAKE IT TO THE CITY COUNCIL FOR THE SAME ENDORSEMENT AND THEN WE WILL HIT THE GROUND RUNNING WITH IMPLEMENTATION OVER THE NEXT FOUR YEARS.

AND AS WE IMPLEMENT IT WE WILL EVALUATE IT.

THIS IS TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT WHAT THE FIRST PHASE ENTAILED.

WE ENGAGED 644 YOUTH IN A LISTENING TOUR.

AND THEN WE ENGAGED ALMOST 1500 PEOPLE FROM OUR 50 STAKEHOLDER GROUPS IN AN HOUR-CENSUS BUILDING WORKSHOP AND WE WANTED TO BALANCE OUT THE DATA WITH QUANTITATIVE DATA.

WE ENGAGED 2100 COMMUNITY MEMBERS, MOST OF WHICH ARE YOUTH TO LEARN ABOUT THEIR HOPES AND DREAMS. THIS IS NOW AN ILLUSTRATION IN ONE PAGE OF WHAT WE CALL A STRATEGY MAP FOR THE ENTIRE PLAN.

THE 2025 VERSION OF THE PLAN MAINTAINS THE SAME VISION AS THE 2014 PLAN, THAT ALL CHILDREN AND YOUTH RISE TODAY AND TOMORROW AND IT HAS THREE OVER ARCHING GOALS.

THE FIRST IS ALL CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES WILL BE PHYSICALLY SAFE AND HEALTHY.

GOAL 2, ALL CHILDREN WILL BE ACADEMICALLY SUCCESSFUL AND CAREER READY.

AND GOAL 3 FOCUSING ON ENSURING THAT ALL CHILDREN, YOUTH AND FAMILIES HAVE POSITIVE EXPERIENCES.

THE REST OF THE STRATEGY MAP GOES INTO DETAILS ABOUT THE OBJECTIVES AND THE STRATEGIES.

THAT IN GREEN IS HOW WE ARE SUPPORTING AND REINFORCING OUR STRATEGIES ACROSS THE DEPARTMENTS, BUT ALSO NONPROFITS AND SERVE CHILDREN AND FAMILY YOUTH THROUGH AN EQUITABLE SYSTEM.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ARE CENTERING EQUITY AND BUILDING CAPACITY AND MOBILIZING FUNDING AND SHARING DATA AND STRENGTHENING OUR COLLABORATIONS.

LOOKING AHEAD TO OUR NEXT STEP, WE WANTED TO ENSURE THAT ACCOUNTABILITY WAS

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BUILT INTO THE PLAN BY CONNECTING EVERY STRATEGY TO AN ACTION PLAN.

THE ACTION PLANS GUIDE OUR WORK AND ACCOUNTABILITY.

WE ARE USING IT TO TRACK OUR PROGRESS AND IT ASKS THREE MAIN QUESTIONS LIKE WHAT ARE WE DOING AND HOW WELL ARE WE DOING IT AND ARE WE BETTER OFF? WE INTEND THE PLAN WILL BE FULLY IMPLEMENTED IN FIVE YEARS AND THROUGHOUT THE IMPLEMENTATION PROCESS WE INTEND TO CONTINUE TO MEET AS A UNIFIED PLANNING GROUP TO MAKE SURE THE STRATEGIES WE SHARED ARE WELL-COORDINATED.

AND A HIGH LEVEL OVERVIEW OF THE STRATEGIES, THE PARTNERSHIP FOR A HEALTHY ALEXANDRIA, THE ALEXANDRIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS, THEY MAKE SURE THAT YOUNG PEOPLE ARE COLLEGE AND CAREER READY AND ENGAGING STUDENTS AND FAMILIES IN SUPPORT SERVICES.

WE ARE IMPROVING AND INCREASING OUT OF SCHOOL LEARNING AND ENHANCING TECHNICAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND MAKING SURE ANYTHING WE ARE DOING TO HELP FAMILIES, THAT WE ARE DOING IT IN A REALLY WELL AND COLLABORATIVE WAY.

THAT IS THE YOUTH MASTER PLAN IN A BRIEF OVERVIEW.

I WANTED TO TURN IT OVER TO SEE IF ANYONE HAD ANY QUESTIONS THAT WE CAN ADDRESS.

>> THANK YOU.

ANY BOARD MEMBERS HAVE QUESTIONS? I DO SEE A QUESTION FROM DR. RIEF AND MR. SUAREZ.

>> THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION.

I JUST WANT TO COMMEND EVERYONE WHO WORKED ON THIS.

IT SEEMED LIKE IT WAS A REALLY INVOLVED PROCESS.

YOU GOT A LOT OF FEEDBACK FROM A LOT OF DIFFERENT STAKEHOLDERS.

I THINK IT IS REALLY GREAT AND I HOPE WE CAN SEE ALL OF THESE GOALS THROUGH.

I HAD A QUESTION AND WANTED TO MAKE A COUPLE OF QUICK COMMENTS.

ONE THING I WANTED TO SHARE IS ON THE -- I AM THE SCHOOL BOARD LIAISON TO THE I.T.

COMMISSION.

WE HAD SOMETHING THAT WAS PREVIOUSLY CALLED THE HOMEWORK GAP COMMITTEE AND NOW IT IS GOING TO BE CALLED -- WE ARE LOOKING TO DEVELOP A DIGITAL EQUITY PLAN.

AND THE GOAL IS TO -- BEFORE THE PANDEMIC IT WAS ABOUT MAKING SURE STUDENTS HAD ACCESS TO THE INTERNET AT HOME SO THEY COULD DO THEIR HOMEWORK.

WE HAVE DONE A LOT AT HOME AS A SCHOOL DIVISION, BUT ALSO LOOKING AT THE WHOLE COMMUNITY'S ACCESS TO THE INTERNET, AND I WANTED TO PUT THAT IN THERE BECAUSE MAYBE THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO COLLABORATE THERE.

ANOTHER THING IS, I WAS READING THROUGH THE PLAN AND I NOTICED ON PAGE SEVEN IT SAYS ACPS STUDENT ENROLLMENT BY RACE AND ETHNICITY.

THE DATA IS INCORRECT THERE.

FOR SOME REASON THE WHITE POPULATION IS OVERREPRESENTED IN THE DATA.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENED THERE.

I WANTED TO FLAG THAT ONE FOR YOU.

JUST UNDERSTAND -- I WAS CURIOUS TO KNOW -- IF ACPS HAS A REPRESENTATIVE WHO IS INVOLVED IN THE UNIFIED IMPLEMENTATION TEAM AND WHAT ARE YOUR NEXT STEPS IN TERMS OF HOW WILL YOU BE REPORTING OUT THINGS.

>> FOR THE EDIT ON PAGE SEVEN, WE WILL WORK WITH CITY STAFF IN GETTING THAT ADDRESSED.

IN TERMS OF THE UNIFIED PLANNING, ONE THING I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT GOES TO ONE OF YOUR POINTS AROUND THE INFRASTRUCTURE AROUND TECHNOLOGY IN THE CITY, NOW THAT WE ARE COMING TO A POINT OF COMPLETION ACROSS ALL THREE PLANS WE HAVE LOOKED FOR THE TRUE AREAS OF COMMONALITY.

SO WE CAN PRIORITIZE THAT WORK TOGETHER.

AN EXAMPLE OF THAT THAT IS MOST SIGNIFICANT IS ENHANCING ALEXANDRIA'S

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TECHNICAL INFRASTRUCTURE IN CLOSING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE.

THAT'S AN EXAMPLE OF THE POWER OF THE WORK AND PARTICULARLY OFF THE BACK OF THE PANDEMIC AND HAVING THE COLLECTIVE COME TOGETHER.

WE WILL HAVE MORE INFORMATION TO THE BOARD AND OTHER ENTITIES.

THE GOAL IS MORE OF A SNACK GOAL.

IT IS THE ONE TO TWO-PAGE FEEL AND DOING THAT ON AN ANNUAL OR SEMI-ANNUAL BASIS SO THEY ARE AWARE OF THE WORK AND EFFORTS.

THEN HAVING A DETAILED ANALYSIS REPORTING ON THINGS LIKE THE EQUITY DASHBOARD AND THE CHILDREN'S MASTER PLAN AND THEIR REPORTING PROCESS AS WELL.

>> IF I COULD ADD ONE QUICK FOLLOW-UP COMMENT TOO.

WE TALKED A LOT ABOUT HOW THE PANDEMIC IS GOING TO LEAD TO LASTING CHANGES IN OUR SOCIETY.

I THINK THE KIND OF VIRTUAL MEETINGS, THERE IS A LOT OF TALK ABOUT HOW THAT WILL INCREASE ACCESS.

I THINK THERE IS THE POTENTIAL FOR THAT, BUT I HAPPEN TO ALSO HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH SOMEONE WHO IS INVOLVED IN -- A LOT OF THE SCHOOLS WERE HAVING MEETINGS TO LET PARENTS KNOW ABOUT THE RETURN TO SCHOOL PLANNING AND REALLY TRYING TO SUPPORT IMMIGRANT FAMILIES OR FAMILIES OF ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE WAS A CHALLENGING EXPERIENCE IT SOUNDS LIKE.

AS WE IMPLEMENT SOME OF THE CHANGES WE THINK WILL HELP WITH ACCESS, I THINK WE NEED TO THINK ABOUT HOW IT CAN BE LIMITING AS WELL.

WE CAN BUILD A SKILL SET FOR FOLKS SO THEY CAN BUILD INTO THE OPPORTUNITIES.

>> THANK YOU, DR. RIEF.

MR. SUAREZ?

>> THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

I JUST HAD A QUESTION ABOUT THE ACCOUNTABILITY PIECE.

I AM VERY EXCITED THAT THIS IS VERY MUCH ALIGNED IN TERMS OF THE GOALS OF THE DIVISION, BUT THE TIMING OF IT FOR 2025.

I WAS CURIOUS IF, MR. PAGE, YOU CAN ELABORATE ON THAT.

WE HAVE OUR KPI'S THAT WE ARE PRIORITIZING IT SEEMS TO ME THE RESULTS-BASED WORK OF THE MASTER PLAN WILL HAVE ITS OWN KPI'S OR THE EQUIVALENT.

I AM CURIOUS IF WE WILL OVERTIME A PROCESS TO IDENTIFY THE METRICS IN THIS PLAN THAT REALLY SYNC TO OUR GOALS AND THEN SO WE CAN OPTIMIZE FOR THE STRATEGIC PLAN.

CURIOUS OF YOUR THINKING ALONG THOSE LINES.

>> THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION.

I AM SMILING BECAUSE IT IS AS THOUGH YOU WERE SITTING IN OUR MOST RECENT UNIFIED PLANNING MEETING.

THAT'S EXACTLY THE WORK WE ARE DOING RIGHT NOW.

>> NOW THAT THEY ARE COMING TO A FINAL STATE, AND FOR INSTANCE WE IDENTIFIED FIVE AREAS OF SHARED KIND OF FOCUS ACROSS ALL PLANS.

AND THEN TAKING THOSE AREAS AND THE METRICS USED IN THE PLANNING PROCESS TO FIND THE SUCCESS, AND WHAT SUCCESS LOOKS LIKE IN THOSE AREAS.

WE WILL RETAIN OUR STRUCTURES THROUGH THINGS LIKE EQUITY DASHBOARD AND EVERYTHING AROUND THE ACPS STRATEGIC PLAN AND MAKE SURE IT IS HELD INTO THE PLANNING PROCESS AND INTO THE FIVE AREAS.

SO MAKING SURE WE HAVE THOSE AREAS AND MEASURES AND THE EXPECTED OUTCOMES.

SO THAT WE ARE ALL WORKING FROM THE SAME SHEET.

IT IS A SHARED UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT SUCCESS IS AND WE ARE ALL WORKING TOGETHER TO GET THERE.

>> THANK YOU, MR. PAGE, SEEING THAT THERE ARE NO ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS THIS ITEM IS UP FOR INFO TODAY AND WE WILL TAKE ACTION VEE HAVE YOU ENDORSEMENT IN AN UPCOMING MEETING.

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BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR THAT.

MOVING RIGHT ALONG WE ARE MOVING TO THE HIGH PROJECT: DESIGN CONCEPTS.

[15. The High School Project: Design Concepts--60 mins.]

I WILL TURN IT OVER TO DR. HUTCHINGS AND HIS TEAM.

>> THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

AT THIS TIME I WANT TO TURN THINGS OVER TO MS. GOLICK TO INTRODUCE OUR TEAM AND TALK ABOUT THE DESIGN OPTIONS FOR THE MINI HOWARD PROJECT AND OUR HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT.

>> THANK YOU, DR. HUTCHINGS AND GOOD EVENING, BOARD MEMBERS.

I JUST WANT TO SAY BEFORE WE GET STARTED THAT WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE HIGH SCHOOL PRODUCT FOR THREE YEARS, DEFINITELY TWO AND A HALF AND THIS WITH ONE OF THE EXCITING -- APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT FOR THIS PROJECT.

>> I THINK THERE IS AN ECHO.

ARE YOU HEARING AN ECHO OVER THERE?

>> YES.

IT IS NOT REALLY -- THE AUDIO IS NOT REALLY COMING IN.

>> IS IT STILL DOING IT?

>> MAYBE I WILL ASK --

>> I THINK ERIKA IT DOES SOUND BETTER THAN EARLIER, BUT I WILL GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED WITH THE ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS.

WE WILL GO OVER WITH WHAT COMMUNITY FEEDBACK AND INPUT WE HAVE RECEIVED TO DATE.

WHAT ARE THE THREE PROPOSED CONCEPTS? WHAT PARKING OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR EACH CONCEPT? HOW DO THEY COMPARE TO EACH OTHER? AND WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS?

>> I AM HAVING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.

>> ALL RIGHT.

OUR NEW TERM DECISIONS, AS YOU ARE AWARE, WE WENT THROUGH THE COLOCATIONS IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY.

WE MADE A DECISION TO NOT INCLUDE AFFORDABLE HOUSING AS ONE OF THE CO-LOCATION OPTIONS.

WE MOVED TO THE COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM AND EDUCATIONAL SPECIFICATIONS DOCUMENT.

WE WORKED THROUGH THIS IN FEBRUARY AND MARCH AND RECEIVED AN APPROVAL ON MARCH 4TH.

THAT DOCUMENT INFORMED OUR CURRENT CONCEPT DESIGNS.

WE ARE INFORMING YOU ALL TODAY ON THE MARCH 18TH MEETING AND WE WILL BE ANTICIPATING AN ACTION ON APRIL 8TH, ONE OF THE THREE CONCEPTS THAT IS PRESENTED TO YOU.

DESIGN FEEDBACK PROCESS.

WE'VE BEEN MEETING WITH THE COMMUNITY AND THE SUPERINTENDENT ADVISORY MEETING.

WE HAD ADVISORY TEAM MEETINGS AS WELL.

WE HAVE ALSO SOLICITED MULTIPLE MEETINGS WITH OUR FOCUS GROUP MEETINGS WITH THE DIFFERENT STAFF MEMBERS FROM ACPS AND OUR PARTNER AGENCIES AND AN INDEPENDENT PEER REVIEW PANEL.

WE HAD ONE REVIEW AND ANTICIPATING ANOTHER ONE NEXT WEEK.

WE ARE SOLICITING FEEDBACK FROM MULTIPLE GROUPS AND OUR COMMUNITIES AND ADVISORY TEAM AND OUR OWN STAFF MEMBERS AS WELL.

COMMUNITY FEEDBACK, WE HAVE RECEIVED FROM OUR INITIAL SURVEY 216 SUBMISSIONS.

207 IN ENGLISH AND 9 IN SPANISH.

77% OF THE PARTICIPANTS WERE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE PARENTS.

11% WERE COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

4% WERE NEIGHBORS.

4% WAS ACPS STUDENTS AND THE 4% ACPS STAFF AND THAT MEANS CITY STAFF.

WE DID HAVE FROM OUR COMMUNITY ON MARCH 8TH, WE HAD 31 PARTICIPANTS.

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WE HAD ANOTHER MEETING THIS WEEK ON TUESDAY, MARCH 16TH, AND WE HAD ALSO ABOUT COS TO 30 PARTICIPANTS IN THAT MEETING AS WELL.

HERE IS THE SUM OF THE SURVEY SUMMARIES.

FIRST WE ASKED WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU IN THE REDEVELOPMENT OF MINI HOWARD CAMPUS? THE OVER ARCHING THEMES WERE CAPACITY FOR STUDENT ENROLLMENT GROWTH, FLEXIBLE AND ADAPTIVE SPACES.

QUESTION NUMBER TWO, IF YOU WERE DESIGNING THE REDEVELOPMENT MINI HOWARD CAMPUS, WHAT FEATURE OF THE SITE OR BUILDING WOULD YOU LIKE TO INCLUDE? INNOVATIVE AND TECH READY, COLLABORATIVE AND HANDS ON LEARNING SPACES WERE THE TOP CHOICES.

PLEASE PRIORITIZE THE CONCEPTS/IDEAS YOU THINK ARE MOST IMPORTANT IN THE DESIGN.

DESIGNING FOR EDUCATION AND COMMUNITY ACCESS CAME ON TOP.

AND WHAT ARE YOUR BIGGEST CONCERNS/WORRIES, IF ANY, REGARDING THE DESIGN OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF MINI HOWARD AND IT WAS TRACKING TRAFFIC, NOISE AND SAFETY NOT TO OUR SURPRISE.

AND NOW I WILL TURN IT OVER TO OMAR CALDERON.

HE WILL GO OVER THE THREE CONCEPTS.

THANK YOU.

>> I THINK YOU'RE ON MUTE.

>> HOW ABOUT NOW?

>> WE CAN HEAR YOU.

>> SO I WAS SAYING WHAT A PRIVILEGE IT IS TO BE PART OF A DESIGN TEAM THAT IS CHARGED WITH CREATING THIS NEW HOME FOR YOUR HIGH SCHOOL NETWORK.

WE HAVE HAD SOME GREAT FEEDBACK IN SESSIONS AND DISCUSSIONS WITH THE COMMUNITY AND VARIOUS STAKEHOLDERS.

WHAT YOU ARE SEEING HERE TAKES INTO ACCOUNT ALL OF THOSE THINGS AND CREATES A SERIES OF ENVIRONMENTS WITH THE EDUCATIONAL SPECIFICATIONS YOU APPROVED AT OUR LAST SESSION TO SUPPORT YOUR STUDENTS INTO THE FUTURE.

WE HAVE NAMES FOR THEM BECAUSE WE THOUGHT JUST CALLING THEM BY NUMBER WOULD PUT -- THERE ARE VARYING DEGREES OF HOW THEY FIT INTO THE SITE.

THAT'S WHAT WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT TODAY.

WE HAVE THE HAND SCHEME THAT IS LIKE A HAND WITH A VARIETY OF FINGERS.

WE HAVE THE CRESCENT SCHEME WHICH IS KIND OF A FORM THAT IS A BENT SHAPED THAT FACES THE STREET AND THEN A PIN WHEEL SCHEME.

THEY ARE ROTATING AND GRAVITATING AROUND THE HEART OF THE CENTER.

THE FIRST IS THE HAND SCHEME.

WE ARE SEEING THE MASSING OF THE IDEA.

A COUPLE OF ACADEMIC NEIGHBORHOODS YOU CAN SEE IN THE FOREGROUND.

THERE ARE CLASSROOMS FACING BOTH NORTH AND SOUTH.

THIS IS AN IMPORTANT POINT AND THAT IS WE TRY TO MAXIMIZE DAYLIGHT HARVESTING FOR ALL OF THE ACADEMIC SPACES.

THIS IS AN INTEGRAL ASPECT OF HOW WE DEAL WITH SUSTAINABILITY.

WE CAN'T HAVE A HYPER FORM ABILITY IF WE DON'T TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SUN AND DAYLIGHT STRIKE THAT -- STRATEGIES.

ON THE TOP OF THE PAGE IN THE DIAGRAM, YES, ARE THE ATHLETIC FACILITIES FACING TOWARD THE FIELD.

ONE OF THE INNOVATIVE STRATEGIES WE TRIED TO DO HERE IS STACK LIKE USES WITH LIKE USES.

IN THE CASE HERE WE STACKED THE GYMNASIUM OVER THE POOL.

THESE ARE TWO SPACES THAT REQUIRE LARGE SPANS, LARGE STRUCTURAL SPANS.

WE STACK THEM TOGETHER SO WE CAN DO THEM THE SAME.

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THE MORE WE STACK THEM CREATIVELY AND PUT THEM ONE ON TOP OF THE OTHER, WE HAVE MORE SITE TO DO MORE WITH.

WE THOUGHT PUTTING THE ATHLETIC FACILITY FACING THE FIELD WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA.

WE HAVE THE GYMNASIUM AND SOME OF THE SPACES LIKE LOCKER ROOMS AND THINGS LIKE THAT FACING THAT SIDE OF THE SITE AND IT WOULD BE BENEFICIAL.

NEXT? HERE IS THE SITE PLAN ASSOCIATED WITH IT.

YOU NOTICE THE PARKING AND WHERE IT IS LOCATED ON THE SITE.

WE MADE A CONSERVATIVE EFFORT TO SEPARATE THE PARKING.

THAT IS THE COURTYARD AND PROVIDING A PEDESTRIAN SAFE ENTRANCE FOR STUDENTS WOULD WALK IN.

AND THEN A DEDICATED LOOP FOR THE BUSES.

IT USES THE EXISTING CURB THAT IS THERE TODAY.

THEY LINEUP ON THE WEST SIDE AND THEY EXIT THE WEST SIDE OF THE PROPERTY.

THIS IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE THE BUSES CAN MAKE A RIGHT HAND TURN OR A LEFT TURN AND THAT IS ACTUALLY BEING REVIEWED BY SOME OF THE TRANSPORTATION TEAM MEMBERS THAT THEY LIKE THAT IDEA AND THEY LIKE THERE IS CHOICE THERE.

WHEN YOU ARRANGE THEM IN THAT FASHION LOOK WHAT HAPPENS.

THEY HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO BE COMPLETELY CONNECTED TO THE SCHOOL CREATING A PEDESTRIAN ONLY ENVIRONMENT BETWEEN THE SCHOOL AND THE FIELDS.

I THINK THAT IS A POSITIVE TRAIT OF THIS PARTICULAR CAN SEPTEMBER.

AND REMEMBER THERE IS A LOT OF TOPOGRAPHY ON THIS SITE.

AND SO WE ARE NESTING AGAINST THE HILLSIDE SO YOU CAN POTENTIALLY HAVE ENTRANCES AND FROM THE WEST YOU ENTER FROM THE BUILDING.

IT IS AN IMPACTFUL SPACE THAT CONNECTS THESE LEVELS TOGETHER.

AND THEN WE HAVE A PICTURE THAT REMINDS US OF THE HAND CONCEPT.

BUILDINGS THAT ARE COMPOSED OF ARTS SO YOU ARE NOT READING ONE LARGE BUILDING.

YOU ARE READING A SERIES OF BUILDINGS THAT HAPPEN TO BE CONNECTED TOGETHER.

NEXT? HERE ARE SOME VIEWS OF THE CONCEPT.

THE TWO ACRES ON THE RIGHT HAND SIDE.

THE ROOMS WITH THE COURTYARD BETWEEN.

AND THEN IT IS FACING THE FIELDS.

THAT'S ANOTHER THING WE HEARD FROM THE COMMUNITY.

9 INDOOR/OUTDOOR OF THE COMMUNITY.

TO SEE OUT AND SEE GREEN AND SEE THE FIELDS AND KEEP ALL OF THE ASPECTS OF THE SCHOOL CONNECTED.

THE SECOND CONCEPT IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT.

WE PLACE ALL OF THE ACADEMIC CLASSROOMS TO THE SOUTH IN ONE BAR.

CREATING AN ARCHITECTURAL IDENTITY.

THE REST OF THE FACILITIES ARE TO THE NORTH, WHERE THE HAND IS POINTING TO.

AND THERE IS THE DINING THE CENTER AND THE MEDIA CENTER AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

THE LIBRARY IS THE SOUTH OF THE BRIDGE.

IT CONNECTS THE TWO ACADEMIC WINGS.

THIS CREATES A GATEWAY.

AS YOU ENTER THE SCHOOL YOU ENTER THE GATEWAY AND THEN THE COURTYARD SPACE.

THIS PROGRESSION FROM OUTSIDE TO INSIDE WAS THE INSPIRING MOMENT FOR THIS PARTICULAR CONCEPT.

NEXT.

THIS IS THE SITE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS IDEA.

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YOU CAN SEE THERE IS A DIFFERENT PARKING STRATEGY HERE.

AS A RESULT OF THIS PLANNING THE BUILDING WAS LONGER IN THE EAST-WEST DIRECTION.

YOU CAN SEE THE DIMENSION OF IT AND LESS OPPORTUNITY FOR PARKING ON THE EAST.

IN THIS CONCEPT YOU MOVE THE PARKING TO THE REST SIDE OF THE SCHOOL IN BETWEEN THE SCHOOL AND THE FIELDS.

WE DID THAT PRIMARILY FOR REASONS OF CONVENIENCE.

YOU WANT TO PARK NEAR THE SCHOOL AND GAIN IMMEDIATE ACCESS INTO IT.

IT DOES CREATE SOME POINTS OF INTEREST IN TERMS OF DESIGN OF WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE BUSES AND THE CARS AT THAT INTERSECTION THOUGH.

IT DOES REQUIRE A LITTLE BIT OF A MANAGEMENT WITH THAT FLOW.

THAT'S ONE OF THE FEATURES OF THE CONCEPT.

YOU WILL ALSO SEE THAT THERE IS A RESERVATION OF AREA FOR FUTURE SCHOOL EXPANSION.

IT IS CREATING WE THINK AND AN ADDITION EQUAL TO ABOUT 40,000 SQUARE FEET.

THAT'S IN FOUR LEVELS.

I DIDN'T SPEAK ABOUT THE PROGRAMMING OF THE PUBLIC OPEN SPACE, BUT IT WILL BE A MULTI-USE FIELD AND ASSOCIATED FACILITIES.

A TENNIS COURT OF WHICH THERE ARE TWO IN THAT AREA.

AND A NETWORK OF PATHS CONNECTING THIS AND CREATING A LOOP THAT COULD BE USED FOR OTHER KINDS OF RECREATION ACTIVITIES.

NEXT?

>> THERE IS IRON WORK THAT USES THIS CRESCENT IDEA.

IT IS A DISTINCTIVE FORM.

CREATING THE SPACES YOU SEE A COURTYARD THAT CHANGES THE FORM OF THE SITE.

YOU CAN IMAGINE THE OUTDOOR SEATING THAT WOULD BE A GREAT PLACE FOR STUDENTS TO EXERCISE THEIR SOCIAL LIFE NEXT? THESE ARE USES OF THAT CONCEPT AND ILLUSTRATING THE INTERESTING ON THE GROUND FLOOR THAT IS ASPIRED TO ITS SURROUNDINGS.

SO ALL OF THE GREAT ACTIVITIES IN THE LANDSCAPING CAN BE CREATED INSIDE THE BUILDING.

NEXT? AND THEN LASTLY THE PIN WHEEL SCHEME WHICH IS -- WE CALL IT PIN WHEEL BECAUSE IT REMINDED US OF WHEELS ROTATING AND GRAVITATING AROUND THE CENTER OF THE WORLD WHICH WE CALL THE HEART OF THE SCHOOL.

THE VOLUMES WOULD BE DISCRETE.

YOU WANT TO MAKE THE VARIOUS CLASSROOM WINGS THAT ARE CONNECTED INTO A LARGER HOLE.

NEXT? HERE IS THE SITE PLAN IDEA IT IS MORE COMPACT THAN SOME OF THE OTHER FLOOR PLANS.

IT HAS LESS COURTYARD SPACE.

WE CAN SEE THERE A COURTYARD THAT CONNECTS TO WHERE WE ARE.

IN HERE THE BUSS ARE IN THE CENTER AND THEY ARE ACCESSING THAT AREA AND HAVE GREAT PROXIMITY FROM THE WEST SIDE.

THE CAR MOVEMENTS REMAIN TO THE EAST AND WE TRIED TO CREATE A PARKING AREA THAT ARE PERHAPS A LITTLE SMALLER IN THEIR DIMENSIONS.

WE REDUCE TO MINIMIZE THE IMPACT.

THE SCHOOL REALLY PRESENTS ITSELF AS A PROPER SHIV SICK BUILDING.

ON THE WEST SIDE OF THE BUILDING WE CAN SEE THE RECREATION FIELDS AND THE NETWORKS OF PATHS WE ARE PROPOSING TO CONNECT ALL OF IT.

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NOT ONLY FOR ITSELF, BUT THE SCHOOL AS WELL.

THIS IS THE ARCHITECTURE THAT REMINDS US OF THE KIND OF FORMS THAT ARE BEING GENERATED BY THIS PARTICULAR IDEA.

THEY ARE NOT THE ACTUAL LOOK FOR THE STRUCTURE, BUT IT IS WAYS TO THINK OF POTENTIAL MATERIALITY AND THE TREATMENT OF THE VOLUME THEMSELVES.

NEXT? LASTLY SOME EYE-LEVEL USE OF THE MASSING.

AS WE FLUSH OUT THE DESIGN, YOU WILL HAVE WINDOWS AND MATERIALITY.

AND YOU WILL SEE HOW THE OUTFIT FITS THE WHOLE SCHOOL.

AND SO LASTLY, ALL THREE SCHEMES, WE LOOKED AT THE HAND CONCEPT AND CRESCENT CONCEPT AND THE PIN WHEEL CONCEPT.

I AM REMINDED BY MY COLLEAGUE THAT'S I SHOULD POINT OUT THAT ANY SITE PLAN IDEA WILL BE A MATCH WITH THE BUILDING IDEA.

THE SITE AND THE BUILDING ARE NOT EXCLUSIVE TO ONE ANOTHER.

THERE AND ONE SITE YOU WANT TO SEE IN ANOTHER CONCEPT YOU CAN DO THAT.

IT WILL BE APPLIED IN THAT MANNER.

AND SO NOW I WILL HAND IT OVER TO SEAN WHO WILL WALK US THROUGH THIS.

>> THANK YOU.

TO FACILITATE THE CONCEPTS WE PUT THE TABLE IN FRONT OF YOU.

THE TABLE HERE IS ORGANIZED REALLY INTO TWO TYPES OF CRITERIA.

ON THE TOP YOU CAN SEE THERE ARE A NUMBER OF DESIGN PATTERNS THAT WERE APPROVED WITHIN THE EDUCATIONAL SPECIFICATIONS.

WE EVALUATED EACH WITH THE DESIGN PATTERN.

USING THE GREEN, YELLOW, RED, GREEN COMPLIANT AND YELLOW LESS SO AND THEN RED, NOT COMPLIANT IN A MEANINGFUL WAYS.

EACH IS PERFORMING RELATIVELY WELL TO THE DESIGN PATTERNS WE ESTABLISHED AS GOALS TO CREATE THE ASPIRATIONAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR THE PROGRAM ACROSS MINNIE HOWARD AND THE ASSISTANCE OF THE SITE.

THE CRITERIA BELOW THE DESIGN PATTERNS TOUCHES ON MANY THINGS AS WELL.

DOES IT ACCOMMODATE THE PROGRAM? EACH SUCCESSFULLY ACCOMMODATES THE PROGRAM.

YOU LOOK AT THE OPPORTUNITY FOR FUTURE EXPANSION AND FLEXIBILITY AND THE ABILITY FOR A ROOFTOP PRODUCTION AND PARKING AND OTHER ACCESS FOR VEHICULAR AND PEDESTRIAN ACCESS AND YOU CAN SEE EACH OPTION SCORES DIFFERENTLY THAN THE OTHER.

IN MANY WAYS IT IS A SIMILAR ISSUE THAT THE CRESCENT SCHEME OF ALL OF THREE SCHEMES HAS THE LARGEST FOOTPRINT AND ROOF AREA AND THAT DRIVES SOME OF THE CONSIDERATION AND FOOT PRINT YOU SEE.

THE LARGER FOOTPRINT IS RESTRICTING THE PARKING OPTIONS RELATIVE TO THE OTHERS BECAUSE IT IS A LARGER FOOTPRINT IT HAS MORE POTENTIAL FOR CAPACITY ON THE ROOF.

IN MANY WAYS THAT IS DIFFERENTIATED -- DIFFERENTIATING IT.

WE THINK IT IS A USEFUL TOOL FOR EACH OF THE CRITERIA.

WITH THAT I WILL TURN IT OVER TO AZUKA WHO WILL WALK US THROUGH THE BUDGETARY FACTORS.

>> THANK YOU, SEAN.

WE PUT TOGETHER A PRELIMINARY BUDGET ANALYSIS.

TOTAL ALLOCATION FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT $150 MILLION IS TOWARD THE

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CONSTRUCTION COSTS.

AS WE PRIORITIZE THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AND TEACHING AND LEARNING SPACES AND THE COMMON AREAS AND THE SHARED SPACES THAT ARE JUST A GYMNASIUM IS 49.8 MILLION.

WE HAVE PROGRAMS WE ARE EXPLORING LIKE UNDER GROUND PARKING AND EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS AND OTHER DCHS SPACES.

WE ARE STILL LOOKING AT THE POTENTIAL PROGRAMS AND WE ARE EXPLORING OPTIONS FOR THE AQUATIC PROGRAM.

HERE IS THE HIGH LEVEL COST COMPARISON OF THE CONCEPTS.

AS SEAN MENTIONED THE CONCEPT HAS A MORE ELABORATE FORM AND A LARGER FOOTPRINT AND IT MAY COST MORE THAN THE OTHER TWO CONCEPTS FROM THE FORM AND THE MASSING PERSPECTIVE.

CURRENTLY THE HAND AND THE PIN WHEEL CONCEPT HAS FIVE SECTIONS OF THE BUILDING AND THAT MAY DRIVE THE COST SLIGHTLY HIGHER THAN THE CRESCENT CONCEPT.

WE ARE WORKING THROUGH AND FINE-TUNING THE CONCEPTS AND SOME OF THE CONCEPTS MAY DROP DOWN TO FOUR AS WE FINE-TUNE THE PROGRAMS. FROM AN EFFICIENCY PERSPECTIVE OF OVERALL SQUARE FOOTAGE TO THE SPECIFICATIONS PROGRAMS, THE PIN WHEEL COMES IN AT THE BEST -- THE HAND IS BETTER AND THE CRESCENT IS THE THIRD.

AS SEAN MENTIONED, THE ROOF SPACE FOR CRESCENT WILL PROVIDE MORE POTENTIAL FOR THE ROOF AND SOLAR PANELS.

THEY WILL REQUIRE SOME SURFACE PANEL AND THE ROOF SPACE IS NOT ENOUGH FOR THE CONCEPT.

BUT IT DOES HAVE A LARGER ROOF SPACE FOR MORE ROOF-MOUNTED PANELS.

AQUATICS FACILITY IS CURRENTLY NOT IN THE ACPS BUDGET.

WE HAD A DISCUSSION ON THE NET ZERO REQUIREMENTS.

CURRENTLY THE PV FOR -- TO ACHIEVE THE NET ZERO FOR THE POOL IS APPROXIMATELY $1.2 MILLION TO OFFSET THE HV ARC C AND THE HUMID PHO LOCATION SYSTEMS. HERE IS OUR CALENDAR FOR STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT.

WE HAD TWO COMMITTEE MEETINGS ON CONCEPTS AND TWO MEETINGS WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT ADVISORY TEAM.

WE RECEIVED MULTIPLE FEEDBACK.

WE HAVE AN OPEN FORUM RIGHT NOW UNTIL SUNDAY.

AND WE HAVE ANOTHER MEETING SCHEDULED ON MARCH 25TH WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT ADVISORY TEAM AND THE COMMUNITY.

WE HAVE AN EDT MEETING ON MARCH 24TH.

THIS MEETING WILL BE OPEN TO ALL TC WILLIAMS -- TC WILLIAMS STAFF MEMBERS AND WE WILL BE GOING OVER THE FEEDBACK.

APRIL 8TH WE ARE CONSIDERING THE VOTE ON THE CONCEPT AND APRIL 12TH PROVIDING AN UPDATE TO THE SUPERINTENDENT ADVISORY TEAM ON THE VOTE OF THE CONCEPTS.

AND WITH THAT I WILL TURN IT OVER TO MS. ERIKA GULICK.

ERIKA, ARE YOU STILL HAVING ISSUES?

>> CAN YOU HEAR ME? I'M SORRY.

I PICKED UP THE PHONE.

CAN YOU HEAR ME?

>> YES.

>> SORRY ABOUT THAT AND THANKS, AZUKA FOR TAKING IT ON.

I WILL TURN IT OVER TO DR. HUTCHINGS AND THE CHAIR FOR QUESTIONS.

>> MADAM CHAIR.

>> ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, EVERYONE.

THAT WAS A GREAT PRESENTATION.

I SEE A HAND FROM MISS LORBER.

>> ACTUALLY CHRIS' HAND WAS UP FIRST.

MR. SUAREZ RAISED HIS HAND FIRST.

>> MR. SUAREZ?

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>> THAT WAS RESIDUAL FROM BEFORE.

>> OH, OKAY.

THE ONLY REASON I WANTED TO SEE BECAUSE -- MY COMMENT, I'M A LITTLE CONCERNED AND NOT AS POSITIVE AS IT SHOULD.

IT IS A WONDERFUL PRESENTATION AND I KNOW ALL OF THE WORK THAT GOES INTO THIS.

I WAS ON THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE MCARTHUR BUILD.

THERE SEEMS TO BE A TENDENCY TO PUT SO MUCH EMPHASIS ON BEAUTIFUL ARCHITECTURE AND APPEARANCE AND I FIND THAT A LITTLE OFF PUTTING.

MANY OF THE FIRST DRAWINGS OF MCARTHUR, THEY THOUGHT IT WOULDN'T FIT IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

I AM HAVING TROUBLE PICTURING AND PERHAPS I AM TAKING TOO LITERALLY THESE SAMPLES OF -- GIVING US AN IDEA WHAT THE DIFFERENT SCHOOLS WOULD LOOK LIKE.

I AM THINKING OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND THINKING OF TC WILLIAMS ITSELF.

I THINK I IMAGINED WE WOULD USE -- I MEAN, EVEN TC WILLIAMS ITSELF SEEMS A BIT HUGE, BUT SOMETHING THAT IS MORE CONSINANT WITH THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

I REALIZE IT IS NOT A RESIDENTIAL NEIGHBORHOOD THOUGH ON THE BACK IT IS.

ANYWAY, I AM A LITTLE TAKEN UH BACK.

THAT SAID, I LIKE THE IDEA OF THE SCHOOL THAT IS FOUR STORIES INSTEAD OF FIVE.

I LIKE THE LARGER FOOTPRINT ALLOWING FOR MORE SOLAR PANELS.

THERE IS A CONCERN ABOUT PARKING AND I UNDERSTAND THAT.

I DON'T KNOW IF IT IS A SERIOUS DIFFERENCE IN IN AVAILABILITY OF PARKING OR NOT.

I DON'T KNOW HOW TO BE CONSTRUCTIVE IN THIS REMARK OTHER THAN TO SAY PERHAPS I AM REACTING TO SOME OF THE MATERIALS REFLECTIVE.

ALL OF THE EXAMPLES OF THE BUILDS YOU HAVE GIVEN US, THEY DON'T LOOK LIKE SCHOOLS.

ANYWAY.

ENOUGH SAID.

>> THANK YOU, MS. LORBER.

>> GO AHEAD, MS. GULICK.

I THINK MS. LORBER UNDERSTANDS THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE COMMUNITY AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE CONCEPTUAL UNDERSTANDING.

THE GRAPHICS -- SOME PEOPLE NEED SOME EXAMPLES TO UNDERSTAND A DRAWING.

IT IS TO GIVE THE VISUAL LEARNERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE THIS IS WHAT IT LOO LOOK LIKE OR GIVE YOU IDEAS.

ONE THING WE WANTED TO ENSURE WE WERE DOING, DIFFERENT FROM THE DOUGLAS MCARTHUR PROJECT IS GIVING DIFFERENT ITERATIONS.

THAT'S WHY YOU CAN SEE MULTIPLE.

YOU CAN'T SAY THIS IS HOW IT IS GOING TO LOOK.

IT GIVES A LOT OF WAYS THAT THAT CONCEPT COULD COME TO FRUITION.

WHAT WE HOPE THE COMMUNITY CAN DO IS FOCUS ON THE CONCEPT AND THAT'S THE LOCATION OF THE BUILDING AND TYPES OF SPACES AND WHERE THE PARKING IS LOCATED AND WHERE THE FIELDS ARE LOCATED.

ARE THEY JOINED TOGETHER.

IS THE PARKING IN THE CENTER OR THE FAR EAST OR THE FAR WEST.

THOSE ARE THE TYPES OF THINGS IS SUPPOSED TO DO FOR THE DESIGN PHASE.

MS. GULICK?

>> THANK YOU.

WHEN YOU SEE THE 3D MODELS THAT'S TO SHOW YOU THE FORM.

IT IS NOT AN ARTICULATION OF MATERIALS.

IT IS JUST SHOWING THE FORM.

THE HAND SCHEME DOES HAVE THAT CIVIC PRESENCE AND MIMICS THE KING STREET CAMPUS IF YOU WERE LOOK AT THE KING STREET CAMPUS FROM THE BIRD'S EYE VIEW.

IT IS NOT ABOUT MATERIALS, BUT ABOUT FORM.

ANY FEEDBACK IS HELPFUL.

WE TRY TO TALK TO THE ADVISORY TEAM AND THE COMMUNITY ABOUT WHAT PARTS DO YOU LIKE? MAYBE THERE IS A HYBRID LIKE WHERE THE PARKING IS IN ONE AND YOU LIKE THE FORM OF ANOTHER ONE.

MAYBE FOUR STORIES IS PREFERABLE AND HAVING SPACE FOR THE SOLAR PANELS ON THE ROOF, THAT'S GREAT FEEDBACK AND THINGS WE CAN CONSIDER.

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TO REITERATE, IT IS NOT SHOWING YOU WHAT THE BUILDING WOULD LOOK LIKE.

IT IS JUST SHOW YOU HOW IT WILL SIT ON THE SIGHT.

THE BLUE MAY BE WHERE WINDOWS ARE, BUT THAT'S NOT NECESSARILY.

>> THANK YOU FOR THAT.

I APOLOGIZE.

I AM SO LITERAL.

>> NO, NO.

IT IS A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLAIN IT.

THANK YOU FOR THAT.

>> THANK YOU.

DR. RIEF?

>> THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION.

I WAS HAVING A QUESTION ABOUT THE PROCESS.

I THINK WHEN DOUGLAS MCARTHUR CAME TO US IT WAS NARROWED TO TWO.

THE COMMUNITY WAS INVOLVED.

IT WASN'T A PANDEMIC, BUT THEY SEEMED TO LEAN TOWARD ONE OF THE TWO.

I WAS INTERESTED IN HEARING HOW THIS WILL COME TO US ON THE EIGHTH AND WHAT INFORMATION WE WILL BE RECEIVING.

I CAN JUST GIVE SOME PERSONAL FEEDBACK ON THE CONCEPT I AM SEEING.

I HAD A LITTLE REACTION MS. LORBER DID.

I KNOW WHEN THE CONCEPT COMES TO US THAT'S WHERE WE ARE VOTING AS A BOARD.

I KNOW THE FEEDBACK I HEARD ABOUT MCARTHUR IS THERE WERE A LOT OF UNIQUE ELEMENTS ARE IN THE DESIGN.

THEY ARE COSTLY AND THE COMMUNITY WANTS A SOLID GOOD BUILDING FOR THE EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES.

I LIKED THE THIRD CONCEPT, PIN WHEEL CONCEPT.

I LIKE TBOT ACADEMIC DAS ROOM RINGS ARE ON THE ROAD AND THE GYM IS TO THE BACK, BUT YOU ACCESS IT BY BOTH PARKING LOTS.

I THINK HAVING THE PARKING LOTS ON EITHER SIDE OF THE BUILDING.

AS EXPHUN WHO HAS BEEN TO THE MIFNIE HOWARD SITE TO GO TO THE SCHOOL AND CIVIC MEETINGS AND TAKING MY KIDS TO GAMES AT THE FIELD I THINK HAVING THE PARKING ON EITHER SIDE IS HELPFUL.

AND IT IS NICE AS IT COMES ACROSS THE FRONT, BUT THE ADDITIONAL BASKETBALLS WOULD BE -- THE WALKING PATH AND EVERYTHING WOULD MAKE IT A GREAT ENHANCEMENT FOR THE COMMUNITY.

I WAS CURIOUS TO ASK ABOUT HOW IT WILL COME BACK TO US ON THE EIGHTH.

IS THERE SPACE WITHIN THIS DESIGN? OR IS THAT IN ADDITION TO WHAT WE ARE SEEING HERE? MAYBE THIS IS WAY DOWN THE ROAD, BUT WHERE DOES PUBLIC TRANSIT COME IN? MAYBE THAT CAN BE ADJUSTED, BUT IS THERE LIKE A DASH STOP AROUND HERE? MAYBE YOU CAN TALK ABOUT THAT AND THE MOVEMENT BETWEEN THE TWO CAMPUSES.

>> DO YOU WANT TO TAKE THAT?

>> WHY DON'T I START AND THEN OMAR -- GREAT.

THANK YOU, DR. RIEF FOR THE FEEDBACK.

WHEN IT COMES BACK TO YOU ON THE EIGHTH, WE ARE ANTICIPATING WE WILL HAVE MORE -- BETTER DEVELOPED BUDGET RELATED TO THE BUDGET BETWEEN THE DIFFERENT CONCEPT.

WHAT WE HAVE SHOWN YOU IS OUR BEST EVALUATION.

THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS YOU WILL BE RECEIVING.

THEY ARE DEVELOPING A SPACE WE RECEIVED FROM THE COMMUNITY.

IT WILL BE A REVISED CONCEPT.

WE MAY HAVE A HYBRID OF THE OPTIONS TO MAKE THE DISCUSSION A LITTLE EASIER WITH THE COMMUNITY TO YOU ON THE EIGHTH.

AND THEN JUST WE WILL BE ABLE TO BRING TO YOU ALL OF THE FEEDBACK WE RECEIVED OVER THESE TWO WEEKS.

CURRENTLY IN THESE CONCEPTS WE INCLUDE THE POOL AS WELL AS OF THE DCHS AND EARLY CHILDHOOD IN THE CONCEPT.

THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS WE NOTICED.

THESE BUILDINGS COULD COMBY REDUCED FROM FIVE TO FOUR STORIES.

HOPEFULLY THEY ONLY GET SMALLER AND THEN LASTLY IT WILL COME UNIN THE ADVISORY

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MEETING AND IT IS MY UNDERSTANDING OUR BUS STOP IS CURRENTLY LOCATED I BELIEVE NORTH BURLEY STREET AT THE BACK AND STUDENTS WALK FROM THERE.

WE HAVE A GREAT PARTNERSHIP WITH DASH AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THEM.

OMAR, DO YOU WANT TO MAKE ADDITIONAL COMMENTS?

>> I THINK YOU COVERED IT ALL, BUT I WOULD JUST SAY IN ADDITION TO THE DASH SERVICE WE ARE INTERESTED IN ALL FORMS OF MOBILITY IN THE SITE.

IT IS A PRIMARY SOURCE BECAUSE KIDS ARE COMING IN AND WALKING IN AND MAKING SURE THE DESIGN MANAGES THE VEHICULAR MOVEMENT TO MAKE IT AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE FOR THE STUDENTS.

>> THANK YOU.

NEXT UP IS MS. GENTRY.

>> THANK YOU.

I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE HELPFUL FOR MY COLLEAGUES TO HEAR A LITTLE BIT.

I'M FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO BE THE BOARD LIAISON ON THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ATTEND -- I ATTENDED THE COMMUNITY-WIDE MEETING.

IT IS A GREAT GROUP OF THOUGHTFUL PEOPLE THAT ARE ASKING QUESTIONS ABOUT PARKING AND ASKING QUESTIONS OF TRAFFIC.

IT IS COMING FROM ALL DIFFERENT ANGLES.

WHETHER THEY ARE NEIGHBORS OR IT IS THEIR KNOWLEDGE BEING INVOLVED WITH THE FAMILIES.

ONE THING I WILL SAY IS THERE 1* -- I THINK SO FAR YOU ARE SEEING THAT THERE IS NO CLEAR FRONT RUNNER.

IN SOMEWAYS IT IS NICER AND YOU ARE SEEING ALL OPTIONS.

ONE THING THAT CAME THROUGH CLEARLY IN THE COMMUNITY MEETING, BUT THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

THEY ARE VERY INTERESTED AND MAKING CHOICES.

IT IS HOW THE BUSES MOVE OR HOW THE PARKING WORKS OR HOW PEDESTRIANS WORK.

IT IS A TOP CONCERN.

IN TERMS OF ALL OF THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF THINGS.

IT IS NOT THAT AESTHETICS ARE NOT IMPORTANT.

YOU CAN SEE THE LIGHT AND THE IDEA OF ADDRESSING THE CAPACITY NEEDS IN THE BUILDINGS NOW AND GOING FORWARD.

THOSE ARE THINGS I FIND HELPFUL WHEN LOOKING AT THE PLANS AND LOOKING AT WHERE A POTENTIAL FUTURE BUILDING COULD GO IN THESE PLANS AND THE CAPACITY AND FLEXIBILITY AND SEEING HOW IT IS INTERACTING WITH THE COMMUNITY WITH THE PARKING AND THE TRAFFIC AND THE WALKING.

YOU'RE SAYING BEFORE APRIL 8TH -- AND I HOPE IT WAS BEFORE APRIL 8TH.

YOU CAN FLUSH THAT OUT A LITTLE MORE BECAUSE ULTIMATELY THAT HAS TO BE ONE OF THE PRIMARY DECIDERS FOR CHOOSING BETWEEN DIFFERENT ONES.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO GET MORE UPDATED INFORMATION ON THE COST COMPARISON.

IF YOU FEEL LIKE THERE WERE OTHER POINTS I WAS MISSING OR MISINTERPRETING OR JUST OTHER OBSERVATIONS YOU GOT FROM THE ADVISORY COMMUNITY MEETINGS IT WOULD BE GREAT

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FOR THE BOARD TO HEAR THAT.

>> THANK YOU, MS. GENTRY.

MS. ANDERSON?

>> THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

>> IT IS AMAZING TO SEE THE CONCEPTS MOVING AND THE INITIAL MAJOR PROJECT BACK WHEN MY KIDS WERE IN ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL.

WE ARE MOVING IT TO THE OTHER SIDE BECAUSE IT HELPS WITH THE HEIGHT AND IN TERMS OF MOVING IT AWAY FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND THE NATURAL TOPOGRAPHY HELPS THE HEIGHT BE NOT AS SIGNIFICANT.

I AM CONCERNED ABOUT THE PARKING GIVEN ALL OF THE THINGS THAT IF WE HAD AN INCREASED NUMBER OF STUDENTS ON THE KING STREET BUILDING IS THE FIRST TO GIVE.

WE DECIDED WE CAN'T AFFORD THE UNDERGROUND PARKING AND WE ARE TALKING ABOUT NO PARKING DECK EVEN.

YOU COULD HAVE A ROOF ON IT WITH MORE PB.

THAT'S MY COMMENTS.

THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, MS. ANDERSON.

MS. GREENE.

>> IT IS NICE TO BE BACK IN THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING ROOM TODAY AFTER A YEAR.

GLAD TO BE BACK.

MY QUESTION IS AROUND -- WELL, FULLY UTILIZING ALL OF THE SPACE IF THE NEW BUILDING BECAUSE OF OUR CAPACITY NEEDS AND -- THE GROWING CAPACITY NEEDS.

I HEARD ONE MENTION OF IT AND IF WE ARE TRYING TO UTILIZE THE ROOF SPACE AND I MARRIED MENTION OF ONE OF THE BUILDINGS IS MORE CONDUCIVE FOR THAT.

I WANTED TO KNOW IF WE ARE UTILIZING IT IN ANYWAY.

>> DO YOU WANT TO FOLLOW-UP?

>> YES, HAPPY TO.

THE ANSWER IS YES TO ALL OF THOSE.

IT EQUALIZES THE ENERGY OF THE BUILDING PRODUCED IN A YEAR AND ASPIRED TO BE NET ZE ON ENERGY ON SITE.

THAT'S SIGNIFICANT.

IT IS ONE IDEA AND IT LEADS TO SOME KIND OF PICTURE OR TREATMENT WHERE YOU HAVE A BUILDING THAT CREATES THE OVERHANG.

THERE ARE SOME PLACES WHERE THE BUILDING HAS A POTENTIAL TO DROP DOWN AND CREATE OUTDOOR LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS AND WHERE SOME OF THE TECHNOLOGY CAN BE EVIDENT AND PRESENT AND CLOSE BY TO PROVIDE A LEARNING OPPORTUNITY THERE AS WELL.

A LOT OF BUILDINGS HAVE THE BELLS AND WHISTLES, BUT NOBODY CAN SEE THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE IN A BASEMENT OR A ROOF OR INACCESSIBLE.

THE ASPIRATION IS TO MAKE THE GREAT TECHNOLOGY PALPABLE AND TOUCHABLE.

IT IS ELEVATED IN A BUILDING WHERE THIS CAN HAPPEN.

IT CAN EXTEND TO THE GROUND PLAINS.

KEY IMAGINE THE COURTYARD CAN PLAY A ROLE IN THAT, BUT IN SOME OF THE CONCEPTS AND BETWEEN THE FIELDS AND THE BUILDINGS THEY CAN BE VERY READILY ACCESSIBLE FROM THE

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SCHOOL.

THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION.

>> THANK YOU.

MOVING ON TO MS. NOLAN.

>> THANK YOU CHAIR ALDERTON.

APOLOGIES.

I'M NOT SURE WHICH INDIVIDUAL IS THE BEST PERSON TO ADDRESS THIS TO.

I HAVE FEEDBACK FROM THE COMMUNITY ON THE USE OF THE TENNIS COURTS AND IF IT WAS BETTER TO HAVE A REGULATED FIELD AND A WARM UP SPACE.

I DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO RESPOND AND SO I WAS CURIOUS HOW I COULD RESPOND TO THOSE QUESTIONS AS THEY COME IN.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> THANK YOU.

GOING INTO THIS PROJECT THE ASSUMPTION WAS WE WOULD REPLACE WHAT IS CURRENTLY THERE.

I DO THINK WE HEARD A FEW COMMENTS INCLUDING FROM THE STUDENT ADVISORY TEAM MEMBERS.

IT WAS MAKING SURE WE HAD MULTI BASKETBALL COURTS.

WE WILL LOOK AT THE PROGRAMMING OF THE OUTDOOR AREAS FOR ATHLETIC USE OR PE USE IN THE DESIGN.

>> THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK AND EFFORT.

>> MS. THORTON?

>> THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

AND THANK YOU TO EVERYONE INVOLVED IN DEVELOPING THESE CONCEPTS.

I DEFINITELY KNOW IT IS A LOT OF WORK.

I JUST WANT TO ECHO THAT WE DO NEED TO LEARN LESSONS FROM THE PREVIOUS PROJECTS.

ONE OF THE LESSONS IS THAT UTILIZING COMMUNITY FEEDBACK SOONER RATHER THAN LATER IS DEFINITELY SOMETHING THAT WE ARE ALWAYS TRYING TO DO MORE OF.

IT IS DEFINITELY MORE HELPFUL TO KNOW WHICH WAY THE COMMUNITY -- BASED ON THE FEEDBACK WE RECEIVED THUS FAR, WHICH WAY THE COMMUNITY IS LEANING AS FAR AS THE DESIGN CONCEPTS THAT STOOD OUT THE MOST.

WITH THAT SAID I WILL DO SOME COMPARISONS BECAUSE IT HELPS WITH THE DECISION MAKING DOWN THE ROAD.

BASED ON THE THREE CONCEPTS, I DEFINITELY LIKE THE ASPECT OF KEEPING -- THE ASPECT OF BEING VISUALLY CONNECTED.

SO ESPECIALLY THE FIELD AND FROM ALL ASPECTS OF THE BUILDING YOU CAN GET A NICE OVERVIEW OF THE FULL SITE.

THAT'S ONE THING I DID APPRECIATE.

AND SOME OF THE KEY THINGS EVERYONE IS CONCERNED ABOUT IS PARKING AND OVERALL TRAFFIC FLOW AND PEDESTRIAN FLOW.

BASED ON THE CONCEPT IT REQUIRES A BIT OF MANAGEMENT BETWEEN THE CARS AND THE BUSES.

TO ME IT DIDN'T SEEM BENEFICIAL.

I WAS HOPING TO GET FURTHER CLARIFICATION FROM THE DESIGN TEAM, SPECIFICALLY ABOUT WHICH THREE CONCEPTS DO YOU THINK MAXIMIZES PARKING AND REQUIRES THE LEAST AMOUNT OF COORDINATION.

AND IF I CAN THROW IN ANOTHER QUESTION AS WELL, I AM HOPING TO GET FURTHER CLARIFICATION ON THE OPTIONAL DESIGN CONCEPTS.

IT IS LOOKING LIKE THE POOL IS NOT FEASIBLE FOR US, BUT WILL IT MAKE THE APRIL 8TH VOTE? THANK YOU.

>> I APOLOGIZE, MS. THORTON.

I HEARD MAJOR SECOND QUESTION REGARDING THE POOL.

I WILL ADDRESS THAT ONE.

IF A MEMBER OF THE TEAM CAN ADDRESS YOUR FIRST QUESTION.

WE ARE WORKING INTERNATIONALLY ON THE POOL.

IT IS CURRENTLY NOT IN THE BUDGET AND NOT SOMETHING WE CAN AFFORD AND WE ARE NOT ANTICIPATING ANY ADDITIONAL FUNDS.

THE POOL IS NOT SOMETHING WE CAN PURSUE AS A SCHOOL BOARD AT THIS TIME.

WE ARE LOOKING INTERNATIONALLY AND LOOKING AT WHAT PARTNERSHIPS ARE OUT THERE AND WHAT CAN WE DO TO POTENTIALLY DELIVER THE POOL FOR THE COMMUNITY AND FOR ACPS THROUGH A P3 -- A PUBLIC-PRIVATE OPPORTUNITY.

ALL OF THESE CONCEPTS HAVE THE POOL.

I BELIEVE IT IS BELOW THE GYMNASIUM.

IF WE DECIDE TO TAKE THE POOL OUT, IT WOULD BE MOVING THE GYMNASIUM TO THE FIRST

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FLOOR.

I THINK THEY DID A GOOD JOB WITH THAT.

IF I CAN ASK THE OTHER MEMBERS OF THE TEAM TO ANSWER THAT FIRST QUESTION.

>> YES.

IT WAS RELATED TO THE MANAGEMENT OF THE BUSES AND RELATED TO HOW MUCH PARKING IS AVAILABLE AND YOU ARE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT.

IT REQUIRES A BIT OF MANAGEMENT BETWEEN THE BUSES AND CARS.

IT IS EVIDENT IN THE OTHER TWO CONCEPTS IS FOR A SEPARATION OF BUSES AND CARS.

ONE THING -- WELL ONE IMPORTANT DETAIL THAT IS FAIR TO POINT OUT NOW, WE ARE DESIGNING THE SURFACES WHERE THE BUSS ARE PARKING FOR PICKING UP AND DROPPING OFF AT HOME.

AND THERE IS TEMPORARY PARKING IN THE DAY.

THE BUSES ARE THERE IN THE MORE THANKING AND WE WOULD LIKE TO USE THAT SURFACE THAT IS USEFUL FOR THE SCHOOL AND PROVIDING MORE FLEXIBILITY FOR PARKING.

THAT IS ALSO AVAILABLE TO US.

I HOPE WE ANSWERED YOUR QUESTION.

>> OMAR, TO ADD TO THAT, THE OTHER THING ABOUT THE DOUBLE PARKING IS IT PROVIDES PARKING FOR THE DEPARTMENT.

WE DO NEED PARKING FOR EVENTS AND THINGS AND SUCH.

THE DOUBLE STRIPING PROVIDES OPPORTUNITY AND THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT WHO HAS THE MOST PARKING.

I THINK THE COMPACT SCHEME OUT OF THE THREE, YOU ARE SEEING MORE SPACE AND SLIGHTLY MORE OPPORTUNITY FOR PARKING.

>> WITH THE HAND CONCEPT A CLOSE SECOND.

>> THANK YOU.

>> OKAY.

I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION FROM MS. GREENE.

>> THANK YOU CHAIR ALDERTON.

MS. GOLICK I WANTED TO TALK ABOUT THE POOL.

CAN YOU TELL ME IF WE HAVE EXHAUSTED ALL TALKS OR NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE CITY BEING ABLE TO PARTNER WITH THEM ON THE SCHOOL? AND I WANT TO MAKE NOTE THAT OUR SWIM AND DIVE TEAM HAVE NEVER HAD A REGULATION SIZE POOL.

THEY HAVE TO GO OUTSIDE OUR CITY TO HAVE THE MEETS.

RIGHT NOW THEY GO TO THE SAINT JAMES IN SPRINGFIELD.

I THINK WE SHOULD MAKE THIS HAPPEN FOR OUR CAN'T STUDENTS AND FORMER STUDENTS.

I WANTED TO KNOW IF WE ARE PUSHING AS HARD WAS WE CAN TO HAVE A NEW POOL IN THE MINNIE HOWARD BUILDING.

AND WHEN DO WE FIND OUT IF WE DO SECURE A PARTNERSHIP?

>> DR. HUTCHINGS, DID YOU WANT TO ADDRESS ANY OF THAT?

>> I WILL START OFF BY ADDRESSING THAT WE ARE IN NEGOTIATIONS WITH THE DISTRICT, BUT WE ARE TALKING TO THE CITY ABOUT ANY CO-LOCATIONS IN REGARDS TO THE POOL.

I KNOW AT THIS TIME THE CITY HAS NOT SUPPORTED FUNDING FOR THE POOL I KNOW THERE ARE OTHER ENTITIES THAT WE ARE TRYING TO EXPLORE.

AND AS EARLY AS THIS WEEK AND MEETINGS NEXT WEEK AS WELL ABOUT THIS TO DEVELOP A P3 THAT IS A PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP SO THAT WE CAN FUND THE ACTUAL POOL.

WE BELIEVE IT CAN BE AN ASSET FOR NOT JUST ACPS, BUT FOR THE COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE.

THAT WAS ONE THING WE DISCUSSED EVEN AT THE BEGINNING OF THE HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT OF HOW CAN WE ENSURE THAT OUR SCHOOLS ARE BRINGING OUR COMMUNITY INTO OUR FACILITIES AND THEY ARE ABLE TO UTILIZE IT WHEN THEY ARE NOT BEING UTILIZED BY THE STUDENTS TO LEARN? IT COULD BE ONE OF MANY THINGS THAT COULD BRING OUR COMMUNITIES IN.

WE HOPE TO HAVE SOME MORE PRELIMINARY DATA IN REGARDS TO THIS PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP BY THE TIME WE GET TO APRIL 8TH.

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MORE SO PRELIMINARY IDEAS OR PEOPLE WHO WE MAY HAVE CONTACTED OR THINGS OF THAT NATURE.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WANT TO ANYTHING ELSE IN REGARDS TO THAT, MS. GULICK?

>> WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THE POOL BEING A COMMUNITY NEED FOR OUR STUDENTS AND FOR THEIR -- FOR OUR SWIM TEAM AND SO WE ARE WORKING TOWARD IT.

I WOULD SUGGEST FOR THE APRIL 8TH MEETING, BUT MAYBE IF THERE IS INFORMATION AVAILABLE SOONER THAT WE CAN SEE THAT THROUGH THE BOARD BRIEF.

IT MAY HAVE TO BE THROUGH SOME PROCUREMENT ACTION IF WE DO GO DOWN THE P3 ROUTE.

THE SCHOOL BOARD WOULD LIKELY BE INVOLVED IN THAT PROCESS.

AND AS SOON AS WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION WE WILL CERTAINLY SHARE.

WE DO KNOW IT IS A NEED.

I WANT TO SAY WE HAVE EIGHT ITERATIONS OF THE POOL TO INCLUDE DIFFERENT LANES AND DIFFERENT LENGTHS OF THE LANE.

WE HAVE A DIVING WELL SEPARATE FROM THE TRAINING POOL.

WE ARE LOOK AT THOSE OPTIONS AND WE HAVE NOT FOUND ANOTHER NET ZERO ENERGY POOL FACILITY IN THE U.S.

YOU CAN CORRECT ME IF I AM WRONG.

ON ONE HAND IT CREATES THE FINANCIAL CHALLENGE, ROUGHLY $1.2 MILLION FOR THE SOLAR TO BE ABLE TO HAVE THE POOL FUNCTION AS NET ZERO.

ON THE OTHER HAND IT MAY CREATE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A PARTNER AND PRIVATE ENTITY FOR THAT.

IT IS A SIGNIFICANT NEED AS WE ARE ABLE TO PUSH AND DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO INCLUDE IT.

>> IT LOOKS LIKE I HAVE ONE LAST QUESTION FROM DR. RIEF UNLESS IT IS RESIDUAL.

>> NO, I HAVE A QUESTION, THANK YOU.

BUT I DID WANT TO JUST WANT TO THANK MS. GREENE FOR ASKING THE QUESTION ABOUT THE POOL.

I AGREE.

IT IS NOT JUST ABOUT THE SECONDARY STUDENTS.

WE HAVE A PROGRAM WHERE WE ARE TEACHING STUDENTS HOW TO SWIM AND IT IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR KIDS.

THINKING ABOUT THE CHILDREN AND THE YOUTH MASTER PLAN THAT WE JUST HEARD.

THE SCHOOL DIVISION WAS ABLE TO DO THAT IS FANTASTIC TO DO THAT.

SINCE YOU TALKED ABOUT ANY SUGGESTIONS OR FEEDBACK ON DIFFERENT DESIGNS OR WHATEVER.

MS. ANDERSON BROUGHT UP THE ISSUE OF A PARKING DECK AND I WANT TO EXPLORE THAT A LITTLE BIT.

IF YOU LOOK AT THE PIN WHEEL DESIGN, ONE OPTION WOULD BE TO MOVE THE MIDDLE CLASSROOM BLOCK AND PUT A PARKING LOT -- YOU CAN PUT A LOT BACK THERE.

WOULD THAT BE A SIGNIFICANT ADDITION OF COST TO DO A PARKING DECK? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ON THAT IDEA?

>> I CAN SEE THAT OMAR IS SMILING AND IT IS BECAUSE IF YOU LOOK AT OUR CONCEPT BOOKS, I KNOW IT IS 200 PAGES.

THE TEAM DID EXPLORE SEVERAL PARKING OPTIONS, AND I THINK INCLUDING THAT EXACT OPTION, A PARKING DECK IN THE BACK CORNER.

PARKING, JUST FOR REFERENCE, A PARKING SPACE AT GRADE MAY BE $5,000 A SPOT.

A PARKING SPOT ON A DECK IS $30,000 AND A PARKING SPACE IN AN UNDER GROUND GARAGE IS $75,000.

THAT BEING SAID WE WANT TO REDUCE ASPHALT AS WE CAN.

WE WANTED TO SET EXPECTATIONS AND THAT'S WHY WE ARE SHOWING THE SURFACE PARKING.

DR. RIEF WE WILL CONTINUE TO CONSIDER THAT.

>> MR. SUAREZ?

>> YEAH, I'LL KEEP IT SHORT.

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I WANTED TO ECHO MY COLLEAGUES ON THE POOL.

I HOPE KEY CAN GET THE REGULATION SITES FOR THE KIDS IN THE CITY AND ALSO JUST OFFER MY PERSONAL SUPPORT TO STAFF AND EVERYTHING WE CAN DO TO HELP WITH THE P3 PARTNERSHIPS AND TO SEND A PUSH IF WE NEED THE ADDITIONAL RESOURCES AND THEN I HAD A QUICK QUESTION BECAUSE YOU MENTIONED THE P3'S, I SAW A PRESS RELEASE A FEW DAYS AGO, I THINK JULIAN GONZALEZ WAS BROUGHT OVER TO BE LIKE AN ASSISTANT MANAGER ON THIS.

SINCE HE IS NEW HAVE WE TALKED ABOUT HIM AND MAYBE POTENTIALLY USE HIM AS A RESOURCE TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN?

>> YES, MR. SUAREZ, WE ARE REACHING OUT.

WE SAW THE PRESS RELEASE AND WE SAID, PERFECT TIMING.

>> THANK YOU, EVERYONE.

THANK YOU ACPS TEAM FOR THE PRESENTATION.

FOLKS FROM EASTMAN, THANK YOU FOR JOINING US AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO MORE INFO AND HEARING WHAT THE COMMUNITY HAS TO SAY AND LOOKING FORWARD TO APRIL 8TH.

WITH THAT SAID, THE NEXT ITEM ON OUR AGENDA IS THE AD-HOC SCHOOL BOARD ADVISORY

[16. Ad Hoc School Board Advisory Support Committee--10 mins]

SUPPORT COMMITTEE.

THIS SHOULD BE A QUICK ITEM.

IT IS AN ACTION ITEM.

IF I COULD HAVE MS. NIELSEN PUT UP THE MEMO FOR EVERYONE TO SEE.

THANK YOU.

BASICALLY THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS SEVERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEES THAT PRETTY MUCH SUPPORT OUR WORK.

OUR ADVISER COMMITTEES ARE -- HAVE BEEN CREATED TO FACILITATE THE PROVISION OF COMMUNITY INPUT AND IT GIVES SUGGESTIONS TO THE SCHOOL BOARD AND RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE SCHOOL BOARD.

AND SO WE REALLY WANT TO PUT SOME EFFORT INTO STRENGTHENING THESE PARTNERSHIPS.

SO WE ARE PROPOSING TO FORM AN ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

IT IS AD-HOC.

THE GOALS ARE PRETTY MUCH TO DEVELOP SOME PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES FOR STRENGTHENING THE SCHOOL BOARD RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ADVISORY COMMITTEES.

AND ALSO ONE OF THE VERY IMPORTANT GOALS THAT FIT TIGHTLY WITH THE STRATEGIC PLAN IS DIVERSIFYING MEMBERSHIP IN OUR COMMITTEES.

WE WANT OUR ADVISER COMMITTEES TO START TO REPRESENT AND LOOK LIKE THE COMMUNITY OF STUDENTS THAT WE SERVE AND THE FAMILIES THAT WE SERVE.

WITH THAT SAID, AS THE CHAIR I RECOMMEND IT FOR BOARD MEMBERS.

MS. JACINTA GREENE, MS. LORBER, MARGARET LORBER AND DR. RIEF, MICHELLE RIEF, TO SERVE AS THE APPOINTED MEMBERS TO THIS AD-HOC COMMITTEE.

IT DOES REQUIRE ACTION FOR THE BOARD TO APPROVE.

>> MADAM CHAIR, I MOVE IT APPROVE THE AD-HOC SCHOOL BOARD ADVISORY SUPPORT COMMITTEE.

>> SECOND.

>> I HAVE MR. SUAREZ WHO SECONDS MS. GENTRY'S MOTION.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION BEFORE I CALL FOR THE VOTE? OKAY.

I WILL CALL FOR THE VOTE.

MEAGAN ALDERTON, YES.

CINDER ANDERSON?

>> YES.

>> RAMEE GENTRY.

>> YES.

>> JACINTA GREENE.

>> YES.

>> MARGARET LORBER.

>> YES.

>> VERONICA NOLAN.

>> YES.

>> MICHELLE RIEF.

>> YES.

>> CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ.

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU.

THE VOTE IS 9-0.

EXCITED AND READY TO PUT MY FELLOW BOARD MEMBERS TO WORK.

AND THANK YOU FOR AGREEING TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS.

I THINK IT CAN GO A LONG WAY FOR US AND I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU VOLUNTEERING TO DO THIS.

ALL RIGHT.

MOVING ON TO OLD BUSINESS NOW.

[17. Update on Hybrid Phased Re-entry Transition Plan--Revised document uploaded on 3/18/21--45 mins.]

WE HAVE AN UPDATE ON THE HYBRID PHASED RE-ENTRY TRANSITION PLAN.

>> THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

BEFORE WE GET STARTED I WANT TO TELL OUR TEAM -- I PERSONALLY WANT TO TELL OUR TEAM I KNOW YOU ALL HAVE BEEN WORKING SO HARD AND I WANT TO THANK YOU BECAUSE I

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HAVE BEEN ABLE THESE PAST THREE WEEKS TO VISIT OUR SCHOOLS AND CLASSROOMS. IT HAS REALLY BEEN A VERY EFFICIENT AND SMOOTH PROCESS.

I KNOW SOMETIMES OUR STAFF DON'T GET TO HEAR THE POSITIVE COMMENTS.

THEY DON'T GET TO HEAR JOB WELL DONE OR THANK YOU FOR OPENING OUR SCHOOLS OR THANK YOU FOR SHOWING UP.

THANK YOU FOR COMING DURING THE PANDEMIC WHEN MANY PEOPLE WERE AT HOME.

A LOT OF OUR CUSTODIANS HAVE BEEN ON THE FIELD SINCE MARCH.

CAFETERIA WORKERS HAVE BEEN WORKING SINCE MARCH OUTSIDE AND MAKING SURE WE HAVE LUNCHES FOR OUR FAMILIES.

OUR FINANCE PEOPLE ARE MAKING SURE PEOPLE GET PAID AND MAKING SURE THEY GOT THEIR TAX INFORMATION FORMS IN JANUARY.

THE LIST GOES ON AND ON.

OUR PRINCIPALS WHO ARE TIRELESSLY WORKING AND TEACHERS AND PEER PROFESSIONALS.

I KNOW I WILL MISS SOMEBODY SO I WILL SAY EVERYBODY THAT HAS CONTRIBUTED TO THIS.

I WANT THEM TO KNOW ON THE RECORD THAT WE TRULY APPRECIATE EVERYTHING THAT YOU HAVE DONE THROUGHOUT THIS ENTIRE PROCESS.

I KNOW WE STILL HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO.

I KNOW AT TIMES IT CAN BE OVERWHELMING AND IT CAN FEEL LIKE EVERYTHING, MEANING THE WHOLE WORLD, IS ON YOUR SHOULDERS.

I THINK WHAT WE HAVE TO DO -- I KNOW WHAT I HAVE TO DO AS SUPERINTENDENT AND I HOPE THE BOARD CAN KEEP THIS IN MIND.

YOU CAN PUSH THE STAFF SO FAR THAT THEY CAN NO LONGER DO ANYTHING.

WE HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL IN BALANCING THE AMOUNT OF WORK, THE AMOUNT OF STRESS, THE AMOUNT OF TIME AND ENERGY THAT EVERYBODY IS BEING REQUIRED TO PUT FORTH AT THIS MOMENT.

EVERYONE IS IN A GLOBAL PANDEMIC.

WE ARE NOT IMMUNE FROM IT AS ACPS EMPLOYEES.

WE HAVE FAMILIES THAT HAVE BEEN IMPACTED.

WE HAVE CHILDREN AT HOME WHO NEED SCHOOLING.

WE MAY HAVE SPOUSES WHO NEED OUR ASSISTANCE AND LOVED ONES WHO MAY NEED OUR ASSISTANCE AND STILL WORKING 100%, AND HARDER THAN EVER AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME.

I WANTED TO SAY PERSONALLY TO OUR STAFF THAT WE SEE YOU AND WE HEAR YOU AND WE RESPECT YOU, WE APPRECIATE YOU AND WE LOVE YOU.

FOR EVERYTHING YOU ARE DOING.

I SERIOUSLY MEAN THAT.

I THINK SOMETIMES THINGS CAN GET LOST IN THE SHUFFLE.

SOMETIMES THE THINGS POSTED AND THINGS THAT DO MAKE THE NEWS ARE NOT WHAT IS GOING ON BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.

IT IS MY JOB TO MAKE SURE THE TRUTH IS REVEALED AND THE KUDOS WHERE DESERVED.

IT WON'T BE FOR NOTHING, BUT YOU DESERVE KUDOS TO MAKE IT POSSIBLE FOR STUDENTS TO GET BACK THIS WEEK.

THANK YOU FOR THAT.

I WILL TURN THINGS OVER TO MR. MEZINGO TO START THE PRESENTATION.

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

WE WILL GO TO THE ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS FOR THIS EVENING.

HERE ARE THE ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS THAT EXPLAIN THE PRESENTATION.

WHAT ARE THE CURRENT HEALTH GUIDANCE FROM THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL, VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND THE ALEXANDRIA HEALTH DEPARTMENT? YOU WILL HEAR SHORTLY FROM DR. HERRING.

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE UPDATES THAT WE WILL PROVIDE TONIGHT REGARDING THE RETURNING STUDENTS, VACCINATION POLLS, RECESS LOGISTICS AND A SNEAK PREVIEW OF THE SUMMER LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES.

FINALLY WE WANT TO HIGHLIGHT AGAIN FOR THE BOARD AND THE PUBLIC SOME OF THE FUTURE PLANNING EFFORTS TO ENSURE A SMOOTH OPENING FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.

AND NOW I WOULD LIKE TO TURN IT OVER TO DR. HERRING.

>> GOOD EVENING, DR. MOZINGO.

CAN YOU HEAR ME?

>> YES, WE CAN.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME.

DIRECTOR OF THE ALEXANDRIA HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

THIS IS THE NEW UPDATED METRICS THAT THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL HAS PROMULGATED AND THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH HAS ADOPTED.

THEY HAVE DONE A COUPLE THINGS.

ON THE LEFT SIDE IS THE COMBINED CORE INDICATOR.

I'LL TALK ABOUT THAT FIRST.

WELL, EVEN BEFORE THAT IF YOU LOOK ON THE BOTTOM LINE THERE ARE FOUR CATEGORIES, USED TO BE FICHE, BUT THERE ARE FOUR OF THE RISK OF TRANSMISSION.

THERE IS HIGH, STUB STAN SHALL AND MODERATE AND LOW.

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ON THE RIGHT WE CAN SEE THE NUMBER OF NEW CASES PER 100,000 RESIDENTS IN THE PAST SEVEN DAYS.

WE HAD BEEN IN THE VERY HIGH CATEGORY, THE HIGH RISK CATEGORY AND NOW WE ARE IN SUBSTANTIAL.

I CAN'T SAY IF THERE WAS A PLATEAU OR DECREASE IN THE LAST FEW DAYS.

ONLY TIME TELLS WHEN WE GET TO THAT LEVEL.

LOOKING AT THE NEXT METRIC, WE ARE AT THE LEVEL WHERE WE LOOK AT THE PERCENT POSITIVITY AT 3.4%.

I AM NOT GOING TO SPEND A LOT OF TIME AT THE BOTTOM RIGHT.

THE FIRST ONE IS HOW WE HAVE DONE OVER THE PAST WEEK COMPARED TO THE PRIOR WEEK.

THE OTHER 2 ARE HOSPITAL METRICS.

ALL OF THESE ARE ON THE VEH WEBSITE AND UPDATED EVERY WEDNESDAY FOR A PERIOD OF TIME THROUGH THE PREVIOUS SATURDAY.

I ASKED THE ALEXANDRIA OFFICE OF PUBLIC INFORMATION TO START INCLUDING THIS ON THE EVENINGS ON A WEEKLY BASIS.

THEY ARE LOOKING INTO DOING THIS WHICH IS MORE COMPLEX THAN THIS SHOWS.

I DO WANT TO TALK ABOUT A COUPLE OF OTHER THINGS REAL QUICK.

IT IS BURIED IN THE TEXT HERE THAT THERE IS A VERY IMPORTANT ASPECT OF WHAT ARE THE MITIGATION STRATEGIES.

I WILL KEEP SAYING THIS AS LONG AS IT IS TRUE.

I AGREE WITH DR. HUTCHINGS, ONLY GIVE KUDOS WHEN IT IS DESERVED.

I HAVE BEEN OUT TO ONE OF THE SCHOOLS AND THEY ARE USING THE SIX-FOOT DISTANCING AND THE CORRECT USE OF MASKING.

THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT.

I WANT TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE OF SIX FOOT VERSUS THREE FOOT.

THERE ARE SOME ORGANIZATIONS THAT SAY THREE FOOT IS GOOD ENOUGH.

THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL HOWEVER IS SAYING SIX FEET.

IT IS CONGRUENT WITH WHAT THEY ARE ADVISING THEIR SCHOOLS OF MAINTAINING THE SIX FEET.

WHEN WE COUNT WHO IS A CLOSE CONTACT TO A CASE, WE DO A CASE INVESTIGATION AND DETERMINE THE CLOSE CONTACTS.

CLOSE CONTACT IS ANYBODY WHO SPENT 15 MINUTES, AND THAT'S CUMULATIVE.

NOT JUST A STRAIGHT 15 MINUTES.

IT IS A CUMULATIVE 15 MINUTES WITHIN SIX FEET.

WE ARE USING THAT DEFINITION OF A CLOSE CONTACT, SO WHEN THERE IS A CASE -- NOT IF THERE IS A CASE, BUT WHEN THERE IS A CASE AT SCHOOL AND WHEN PEOPLE HAVE MAINTAINED A SIX-FOOT DISTANCE, THAT MEANS WE DON'T HAVE TO QUARENTINE THREE, FIVE, EIGHT 20 PEOPLE BECAUSE THEY MAINTAINED THE SIX-FOOT DISTANCE.

THAT'S THE REASON WE ARE RECOMMENDING TO MAINTAIN THE SIX-FOOT DISTANCE.

WE HAVE COME A LONG WAY ON VACCINATIONS.

WE FOCUSED ON THE CHILD CARE PROVIDERS AND THE K-12 TEACHERS.

WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF GOOD UP TAKE WITH REGARDS TO VACCINATION AND THAT SHOULD MAKE PEOPLE FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE.

ONE OF THE THINGS I CAN SAY ABOUT ALL THREE VACCINATIONS, THIS IS ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING THINGS IN PUBLIC HEALTH AND IN SCIENCE IN DECADES.

WE HAVE KNOWN ABOUT THE VIRUS FOR 13, 14 MONTHS AND WE ARE ALREADY VACCINATING PEOPLE.

WHEN YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATED, IT IS VIRTUALLY 100% SURE YOU WILL NOT DIE, AND YOU WILL NOT NEED A HOSPITAL.

THAT IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.

I WANT TO ENCOURAGE EVERYBODY WHO IS LISTENING IN ON THIS MEETING TO REGISTER, IF YOU HAVE NOT ALREADY, FOR A VACCINATION.

I THINK WE ARE MONTHS AWAY FROM GETTING THIS UNDER WRAPS.

ONE CONCERN ARE VARIANTS WHICH ARE MUTATIONS OF THE VIRUS.

VARIATIONS ARE NOT UNUSUAL.

THEY HAPPEN FOR ALL VIRUSES.

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BUT WE HAVE TO WATCH IT CLOSELY, BECAUSE IF WE DON'T GET THEM UNDER CONTROL BEFORE THEY MUTATE OR EVOLVE THEY COULD ACTUALLY NOT BE IMPACTED AS MUCH BY THE VACCINATION AS THE CURRENT MAIN CORONAVIRUS THAT'S OUT THERE.

I WANT TO SAY THANKS TO THE ACPS FOR THEIR COOPERATION AND EVERYBODY NEEDS TO GET VACCINATED AND DO SIX FOOT DISTANCING AND WEAR A MASK UNTIL WE HAVE A LARGE PERCENT OF THE POPULATION THAT IS VACCINATED.

THAT'S MY REPORT.

>> THANK YOU.

AS WE GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE I KNOW YOU AND OTHERS HAVE SEEN THIS BEFORE, BUT IT IS SUCH GOOD NEWS.

IT IS GOOD NEWS AND WE DECIDED TO USE THE GREEN COLOR TO ILLUSTRATE SOMETHING POSITIVE.

THE FAMILY, STUDENTS, STAFF, IT COMMUNITY, WE TRANSITIONED IN STUDENTS ON MARCH 2ND, MARCH 9TH AND THIS WEEK MARCH 16TH.

AND IN VISITING THE SCHOOLS IT HAS BEEN WONDERFUL TO SEE SO MANY CHILDREN BACK IN CLASSROOMS AND LEARNING.

AGAIN, THIS IS OUR PHASED RE-ENTRY TIMELINE AND IT DOES ILLUSTRATE FOR YOU THE GROUPS OF STUDENTS WHOSE FAMILIES CHOSE TO RETURN TO HYBRID.

>> ON THE NEXT SLIDE, WE HAVE -- YOU HAVE SEEN THIS BEFORE, BUT IT IS PURPOSEFUL AGAIN.

ALL OF US HAVE MADE A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF PROGRESS.

WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO BUILD THESE RED BRICKS WHICH ARE THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF WORK AND THE PRIORITIES AND THE ACTIONS THAT HAVE OCCURRED SINCE EARLY MARCH TO LEAD US TO REOPENING.

PARTICULARLY IN SCHOOL SITUATIONS AND ALL THIS INFORMATION HAS BEEN WRITTEN AND DETAILED IN DEFINED IN THE 1.0 ALL THE WAY TO 5.0.

WE WANT TO JUST KEEP BUILDING THIS OUT AND NOT REPEATING, BUT MADE THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE TO MANY AUDIENCES.

IN THE MIDDLE WE AGAIN HIGHLIGHT SOME OF THE TOPICS THAT WILL BE PRESENTED LATER DURING THE PRESENTATION.

AND LASTLY AGAIN SOME OF THE EFFORTS UNDER WAY, THERE WILL BE A MORE DETAILED PRESENTATION LATER ON REGARDING SUMMER LEARNING.

MORE DETAILS ON THE WORK OCCURRING WITH THE SOT MEMBERS TO PLAN OUR FOCUS MEMBERS FOR NEXT YEAR.

WE WILL BRING FORWARD A CONCEPT OF DESIGN FOR VIRTUAL LEARNING AND AN EDUCATION MODEL FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.

THE NEXT SLIDE IS DR. WILKINS.

>> THANK YOU.

I AM DR. WILKINS AND I AM THE CHIEF OF STAFF.

WE ARE TALKING ABOUT VACCINATION THAT'S TAKE PLACE NEXT WEEK AND THEN CLOSE WITH A BRIEF SUMMARY OF OUR RETURN TO WORK STATUS AND EMPLOYMENT OF CLASSROOM MONITORS.

BEGINNING THIS PAST FEBRUARY ACPS WAS PROVIDING OUR VACCINATION STATUS THROUGH THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION OR VDOE ON A MONTHLY BASIS.

IT IS A DATA COLLECTION POLL FOR SCHOOL DIVISIONS ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH.

THERE ARE STRATEGIES AND INNOVATIONS WITH REGARDS TO THE RELATED LOGISTIC ISSUES.

THE POLL IS EXPECTED TO RUN THROUGH JUNE 2021 PENDING VACCINATION COMMUNICATION RATES AND THE VACCINES FOR ALL OF VIRGINIA.

GETTING ACCESS TO THE VACCINATION IS JUST ANOTHER PART OF WHAT THE SCHOOL DIVISIONS ARE DOING TO MAINTAIN THE MOST HEALTHY WORKPLACE IN THIS PANDEMIC SITUATION.

ALL EDUCATORS, TEACHERS, BUS DRIVERS, SPORTS COACHES, ADMINISTRATORS, CLASSROOM MONITORS AND ANYONE AND EVERYONE WHO WORKS FOR THE SCHOOLS, ALL OF US ARE AFFORDED THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROTECT OURSELVES VACCINATIONS AT OUR SCHOOLS.

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IT IS MARCH AND IT IS TIME TO TAKE OUR SECOND POLL.

ON MARCH 22ND, 2021 WE WILL OPEN THE POLL VIA AN EMAIL MESSAGE SENT OUT AND THEN MONDAY'S NOTICE WILL BE COMPLIMENTED TO HAVE EVERYBODY COMPLETE THE POLL.

THE FORMAT FOR THE VACCINATION POLL WAS THE SAME AS IN FEBRUARY.

IN THAT POLL WE GAVE SIX CHOICES TO REPLY ON.

CHOICE NUMBER ONE, CHOOSE NOT TO DISCLOSE.

DEFINING THE VACCINATION.

WAITING FOR FIRST APPOINTMENT.

RECEIVE THE FIRST DOSE AND WAITING FOR THE SECOND UH POINTMENT.

RECEIVE A SCHEDULED SECOND APPOINTMENT OR COMPLETED THE TWO-DOSE SERIES.

IN FEBRUARY, 1,641 REGISTERED FOR VACCINE APPOINTMENT.

SO WE HOPE THEY HAVE COMPLETED THE VACCINATION SERIES.

WE EXPECT AT LEAST 1,641 TO COMPLETE A VACCINATION STATUS NEXT WEEK.

IT HAS IMPROVED IN THE MONTH OF MARCH, ESPECIALLY UNDER DR. HERRING'S LEADERSHIP WE BELIEVE WE WILL SEE COMPLETE VACCINATIONS FOR THE STAFF.

THE POLL REQUIRES 100% PARTICIPATION AND THE SUPERINTENDENT REQUIRED ALL TO COMPLETE THE POLL.

AT A MINIMUM EVERY WORKER MUST REPORT THEIR NUMBERS TO THE VDOE.

NO INDIVIDUAL INFORMATION THOUGH WILL BE PROVIDED.

WE WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO CONSIDER THE VACCINATION, IT IS NOT MANDATORY FOR WORK AND YET YOU DON'T HAVE TO GET THE VACCINATION, BUT YOU HAVE TO ANSWER THE POLL I WOULD LIKE TO TRANSFER TO TALK ABOUT THE RETURN TO WORK STATUS THAT WAS PART OF THE FEBRUARY POLLING.

LET ME GIVE YOU A SUMMARY.

60% OF OUR FTE'S COULD RETURN.

87% OF OUR STAFF ANSWERED THE FORM.

WE HAD A REQUEST FROM STAFF THAT COULD NOT RETURN.

507 WERE HEALTH REASONS.

CHILD CARE REASONS REPRESENTS 91% WERE APPROVED FOR VIRTUAL WORK STATUS FOR CHILD CARE NEEDS AND 396 OF THE 507 OR 78% WERE APPROVED FOR VIRTUAL WORK STATUS THAT MEANS 660 STAFF WHO ARE REMOTE FOR HEALTH CARE REASONS OR CHILD CARE NEEDS FOR THE MONTH OF MARCH OF 2021.

THE CRITERIA FOR CHILD CARE CAN RANGE FROM A CLOSED FACILITY, SPACE LIMITED FACILITY TO A CHILD IN A REMOTE SITUATION WHERE THE PARENT HAS TO BE HOME WITH THE CHILD.

IT IS SUBSTANTIATED BY A PHYSICIAN DIAGNOSIS.

THERE IS NO LIST OF SPECIFIC MEDICAL CONDITION FOR A SPECIFIC WORK STATUS.

IT IS THE PROFESSIONAL ASSESSMENT FOR WHAT IS NEEDED TO CARE FOR THE PATIENT EMPLOYEE.

HR COULD MAKE SURE IT IS ACCURATELY JUSTIFIED.

THIS IS AN INTERACTIVE PROCESS AND THE HR STAFF HAS STEPPED UP FOR THIS WORKLOAD.

NEXT MONTH DURING APRIL 2021, FOR THOSE WITH HEALTH CONCERNS.

HR WILL ASK EACH EMPLOYEE TO RESETTER -- CERTIFY THEIR HEALTH STATUS.

THOSE WITH CHILD CARE NEEDS WE WALL PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR ANY NEEDED UNDER THE FEDERAL LEGISLATIVE AND EXTENSION TO THE FCRSA.

THAT'S THE FAMILY CORONA RESPONSE ACT.

WE ARE HOPEFUL THAT THE VAST MAJORITY OF OUR STAFF WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR ON SITE WORK IN MAY.

NOW I WOULD LIKE TO TALK A MINUTE ABOUT AS OF MARCH 16TH WE HAVE 100 HEALTH

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MONITORS AND 22 HEALTH AN DECKS MONITORS AND 21 TEMPERATURE SCREENERS.

THAT'S 216 MONITORS FOR THE THREE POSITIONS.

OUR FOCUS IS ON THE CLASSROOM MONITORS.

WE EXPECT TO HIRE APPROXIMATELY 30 ADDITIONAL CLASSROOM MONITORS NEXT WEEK AND A GOAL TO REACH ABOUT 200 CLASSROOM MONITORS OVERALL.

WE BELIEVE THAT'S THE NUMBER THAT COULD SUSTAIN SUPPORT TO OUR SCHOOL.

KEEP IN MIND THE HIRING PROCESS FOR THE CLASSROOM MONITORING BECAUSE THERE WILL BE SOME MONITORS WHO LEAVE BECAUSE THEIR TEMPORARY STAFF MAY FIND OTHER WORK OR STOP WORKING FOR SOME OTHER REASON.

THIS CONCLUDES MY BRIEFING AND I WILL BE FOLLOWED BY DR. HARDING.

>> I THINK MR. FINICKIN IS JOINING IN.

MAYBE IT IS NOT.

LET'S GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE AND I WILL TELL YOU WHO IS NEXT.

>> GOOD EVENING.

I WANT TO INTRODUCE MYSELF.

I AM KRISTIN DONELY.

AFTER TEACHING FOR YEARS I RECENTLY TRANSITIONED TO THE ROLE OF HEALTH EDUCATION FOR ACPS.

I AM HERE TONIGHT TO PROVIDE AN UPDATE ON THE RECESS AT THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL.

I WILL SPEAK TO THREE AREAS SAFETY LOGISTICS, ACTIVITY LOGISTICS AND PLAYGROUND LOGISTICS.

AS FAR AS SAFETY LOGISTICS SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN PROVIDED WITH SAFETY EQUIPMENT FOR SANITIZING.

AND THEY ARE TO MAINTAIN 6 TO 10 FEET PHYSICAL DISTANCING.

IN TERMS OF ACTIVITY LOGISTICS WE SUGGESTED ZONES FOR RECESS.

THEY CONSIST OF FIELD SPACE AND BLACKTOP SPACE AND POTENTIALLY OTHER AREAS IN THE UNIQUENESS OF EACH SCHOOL.

THIS ALLOWS FOR CONTACT TRACING.

THEY WOULD ROTATE THROUGH THE ZONES.

TEACHERS AND STAFF HAVE 75 COVID SAFE RECESS ACTIVITIES.

IT CAN HELP GUIDE IN SAFE PLAY.

ALL OF THE ACTIVITIES HAVE LIMITED EQUIPMENT AND SHOULD BE ABLE TO BE DONE IN THOSE ZONES.

WE KNOW MOVEMENT IS IMPORTANT SO IN ADDITION TO RECESS TEACHERS HAVE BEEN PROVIDED RESOURCES TO GET KIDS MOVING THROUGHOUT THEIR DAY AND NOT JUST AT RECESS TIME.

AND LAST -- LASTLY PLAY GROUND EQUIPMENT.

CURRENTLY THE PLAYGROUND AREA CAN BE USED AS A SPACE TO PLAY, BUT THE PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT IS PROHIBITED.

WHEN WARMER WEATHER APPROACHES WE ARE DEDICATED TO GET THEM BACK TO THE PLAYGROUNDS.

THE GOOD NEWS IS WE HAVE MET WITH THE ALEXANDRIA HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING WITH THEM TO DEVELOP AND DESIGN A PLAYGROUND ACCESS FOR SAFETY FOR ALL.

IT IS ON THE RETURN OF THE HYBRID STUDENTS, AND NOW WE ARE WORKING ON PRINCIPALS ON THE SAFETY AND LOGISTICS OF THE PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT AND WE WILT FINALIZE OUR PLAN IN THE NEXT COUPLE WEEKS.

AND WE WILL PROVIDE AN UPDATE FOR THE HYBRID FAMILY AFTER SPRING BREAK.

THAT PRETTY MUCH SUMS UP WHAT I HAD TO SHARE WITH YOU TONIGHT.

I APPRECIATE YOUR TIME AND THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO SHARE THE CURRENT RECESS STATUS AND STEPS MOVING FORWARD.

>> THANK YOU, MS. DONLEY.

I AM GOING TO GIVE YOU A BYTE ON THE SUMMER LEARNING UPDATE.

WE WILL COME BACK WITH A DEEPER DIVE IN THE APRIL 22ND BOARD MEETING.

WE ARE OFFERING SUMMER LEARNING TO PRE-K TO 12TH GRADE IN AN OPT OUT FASHION JULY 6TH TO AUGUST 12TH.

WE WILL HAVE THE TRADITIONAL 12-WEEK SESSION AND AN ADDITIONAL TWO-WEEK VIRTUAL SESSION FOR THE FIRST WEEKS OF AUGUST BEFORE TEACHERS REPORT ON AUGUST 13TH.

THIS IS A WAY TO BOOST THE STUDENTS AND STOP THE SUMMER SLIDE, BUT ALSO HELP STUDENTS GET READY FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR.

WE ARE PRIORITIZING PRE-K THROUGH 5TH GRADES.

THEY WILL BE WORKING WITH THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BEFORE SPRING BREAK TO

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IDENTIFY THE STUDENTS.

OUR ENGLISH LEARNERS PRE-K THROUGH 12TH GRADE AND STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES PRE-K THROUGH 12TH GRADE.

AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN NEED OF CREDIT RECOVERY, WE WILL PRIORITIZE THOSE STUDENTS FOR IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION.

ALL OTHER STUDENTS WILL BE TAUGHT VIRTUALLY.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO OFFER ENRICHMENTS PROGRAMS AND CAN OFFER COLLEGE COURSES TO STUDENTS IN HIGH SCHOOL, 10TH AND 11TH GRADERS.

WE ARE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO ALLOW OUR STUDENTS AND KINDERGARTEN THROUGH 5TH GRADE TO PARTICIPATE IN SUMMER LEARNING, BUT THEN GO DIRECTLY INTO A SUMMER CAMP OR SUMMER EXPERIENCE WITH OUR PARTNERS.

WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THAT OPPORTUNITY.

THANK YOU TO KURT HUFFMAN AND HIS TEAM FOR THE LEAD ON THAT.

AND LASTLY AS WE CONTINUE PLANNING FOR SUMMER LEARNING WE ARE GOING TO UTILIZE OUR CAPABILITIES OF LAST YEAR AND WE WILL HAVE ASYNCHRONIST OPTIONS FOR STUDENTS.

LASTLY FOR PREPARING, THINKING AND HAVING OUR THRIVING 6TH GRADE STUDENTS AND SECONDARY STUDENTS FOCUS ON BOOST COURSES IF NEED BE IN ENGLISH AND MATHEMATICS.

AN IMPORTANT PIECE WE KNOW AND ARE THANKFUL TO MR. SAMPSON TEAM IS THAT SEAL SUPPORT WILL BE AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS WHETHER VIRTUALLY OR IN PERSON.

LASTLY ME AND MS. WARNER AND HER TEAM ARE WORKING ON A PLAN FOR STUDENTS AND CLOSING THE GAP OPPORTUNITY AND WE ARE WORKING ON ON THAT FOR STUDENT AT ALL LEVELS AND MAKING SURE WE PRIORITIZE AND WE WILL BE MAKING A SEPARATE INVITATION FOR THEM BESIDES THE OPT OUT FORUM FOR FAMILIES.

I WILL TURN IT BACK OVER TO DR. MOZINGO.

>> THANK YOU.

I JUST WANT TO HIGHLIGHT FOR YOU AND THE PUBLIC OUR SPRINT CONCEPT.

YOU ARE AWARE IN OUR WORK WITH EDUCATION ELEMENTS THEY HELP US REALLY LAYOUT OUR GOALS AND THE VERY GROUPS WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO MEET WITH AND KEEP INFORMED AND SECURE IDEAS AND LISTEN TO THE UPDATES TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

WE ARE RIGHT NOW MOVING TO ACCOMPLISH SOME OF THE GOALS ON THE SPRINT 4 AND SPRINT 5.

I WON'T REPEAT THOSE, BUT IT IS IMPORTANT TO -- IT IS IMPORTANT TO SAY THAT.

THERE WILL BE PRESENTATIONS ON THESE GOING FORWARD.

AGAIN, YOU JUST HEARD A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAM BEING PLANNED ABOUT A LOT OF OFFICES AND DEPARTMENTS, BUT THERE WILL BE A PLAN LATER ON PRESENTED TO THE BOARD.

AS I SAID DR. HUTCHINGS ASKED US TO BEGIN THE SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM MEMBERS TO BEGIN TO SCOPE OUT OUR WORK FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.

WE ARE WORKING ON THE PROCESS ON THE TEMPLATE WE WANT TO UTILIZE AND DEFINE THE MAJOR WORK FOR THE VARIOUS OFFICES AND THE DEPARTMENTS.

IN ADDITION TO THAT WE STARTED WORKING WITH THE DESIGNING OF A TEAM THAT CAN HELP RESEARCH, LEARN, DEVELOP A PROTOTYPE FOR A VIRTUAL SCHOOL.

DR. HUTCHINGS WILL TALK ABOUT THAT AND LASTLY THERE ARE TWO ITEMS WE LEARNED THAT WE WANT TO CONTINUE AND THAT IS SIMULATIONS IN THE FALL AND AN EXTENSIVE REOPENING CHECKLIST FOR SCHOOLS.

THE SECOND AREA SHOWS YOU VARIOUS GROUPS AND COLLABORATIVES WE WILL MEET WITH AND AT THE BOTTOM WE HIGHLIGHT SOME OF OUR MEETINGS WITH THE SCHOOL BOARD.

AND WE WILL TURN THE NEXT SLIDE OVER TO MR. HUTCHINGS.

>> THANK YOU, TEAM.

I KNOW DR. MANN WAS ABLE TO GO OVER THE SUMMER LEARNING CONCEPT OR CONCEPTUAL ANALYSIS OF WHAT WE WERE PLANNING TO DO.

IT IS IMPORTANT TO PROVIDE AN OVER VIEW OF WHAT OUR PLANNING IS FOR THE FALL.

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FIRST AND FOREMOST I WANT TO REITERATE WHAT DR. MOZINGO REITERATED.

WE SHARED THEM WHEN WE CAME BACK FROM OUR WINTER BREAK.

WE WERE INTENTIONAL OF HAVING OUR SPECIFIC FOCUS AREAS BETWEEN NOW AND JUNE.

WE ALWAYS HAD IN OUR SPRINT 5, THIS IS NOT ANYTHING THAT WAS REVISED.

WE WILL START SUMMER LEARNING IN MARCH APRIL AND THEN DO OUR FALL LEARNING IN APRIL.

I WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS WE WERE METHODICAL AND STRATEGIC WITH OUR WORK.

IT HAS GOTTEN US THIS FAR.

HENCE, A WONDERFUL RETURN BACK TO THE SCHOOL BUILDINGS.

IT WAS EFFICIENT, EFFECTIVE AND SMOOTH IN HOW WE WERE ABLE TO DO THAT.

AND IT WAS BECAUSE WE WERE VERY, VERY INTENTIONAL WITH OUR EFFORTS AND OUR STEPS ALONG THE WAY.

WITH THAT BEING SAID THIS FALL WE ARE ABSOLUTELY LOOKING AND PLANNING TO HAVE FIVE DAYS A WEEK FOR OUR STUDENTS.

WE DON'T NEED A PLAYBOOK TO OPEN OUR DOORS IF THERE ARE NO CDC GUIDELINES.

I NEED TO MAKE THAT CLEAR.

THAT'S NOT SOMETHING WE NEED ELEMENTS OF EDUCATION TO ASSIST US WITH.

WE WERE OPENING FIVE DAYS A WEEK WITH NO CDC GUIDELINES FOR MANY, MANY YEARS.

THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME DOING SOMETHING VERY DIFFERENT.

IN ADDITION TO BEING PREPARED TO OPEN DOORS WITH NO CDC GUIDELINES, WE ARE ALSO PREPARING TO LOOK AT WHAT DOES FIVE DAYS A WEEK LOOK LIKE IN REGARDS TO THREE FOOT DISTANCING AND SIX FOOT DISTANCING? IT REQUIRES ADDITIONAL PLANNING AND ANALYSIS AND FUNDING AND SPACE.

THAT WILL HAVE TO COME TO FRUITION TO MAKE POSSIBLE.

WHAT WE HAVE TO WORK THROUGH ARE THE LOGISTICS AND HOW ALL OF THAT WILL WORK.

IF THERE ARE CDC GUIDELINES IN THE FALL, YES, WE'RE HEARING THAT THE CDC IS GOING TO BE POSTING THREE-FOOT DISTANCING TOMORROW, AS EARLY AS TOMORROW.

WE HEARD THAT AND WE FOLLOW THE CDC.

I KNOW ARE YOU FOLLOWING THE NEWS, AND WE ARE TOO.

WE GET THE SAME INFORMATION THE COMMUNITY HAS.

I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT FOR OUR COMMUNITY TO UNDERSTAND THAT WE ARE STAYING ABREAST OF ALL OF THE NEWEST DATA.

WE ARE MAKING SURE WE ARE PLANNING SO THAT WE CAN PIVOT WHENEVER INFORMATION CHANGES.

THAT'S SOMETHING WE HAVE BEEN DOING ALONG THE WAY.

WHEN OUR COMMUNITY TRANSMISSIONS, WHEN THE COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION RATE WENT DOWN, WE WERE ABLE TO PIVOT TO START BRINGING KIDS BACK IN MARCH.

EVERYTHING THAT WE HAVE DONE IS BASED ON DATA AND BASED ON INFORMATION.

NOT BASED ON ASSUMPTIONS AND BASED ON OUR WISHES AND WANTS.

WE HAVE BEEN DOING THAT THROUGHOUT THIS TIME.

AND WE ARE NOT GOING TO STOP NOW.

WE ARE FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE.

WE ARE FOLLOWING THE DATA.

WE ARE PREPARED TO PIVOT WHEN NEEDED AND WE ARE PLANNING TO DO THAT SO IT CAN BE DONE EFFICIENCY AND EFFECTIVELY.

WE ALSO UNDERSTAND SOME FAMILIES WILL STILL WANT IN THE FALL THEIR CHILDREN TO BE A PART OF SOME TYPE OF A VIRTUAL EXPERIENCE.

THEY STILL MAY NOT BE COMFORTABLE OR MAY TO THE BE ABLE FOR THEIR CHILDREN TO RETURN BACK TO AN IN-PERSON SETTING.

WE ARE PLANNING OUR CURRICULUM TO BE DIFFERENT THAN WHAT IS IN PLACE.

A TRUE VIRTUAL CURRICULUM FOR STUDENTS WHO MAY NOT RETURN TO THE SCHOOL BUILDINGS SO WE CAN STILL PROVIDE A RIGOROUS AND ENGAGING VIRTUAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR THESE PARTICULAR STUDENTS.

WE WANT OUR FAMILIES TO UNDERSTAND THAT THAT IS OUR PLANNING.

THAT IS WHAT WE ARE PLANNING TO DO.

PLANNING TO COME BACK TO FIVE DAYS A WEEK.

WE ARE LOOKING AT OUR CDC GUIDELINES AND HOPEFULLY IT WILL ALLOW US TO DO THAT WITH NO GUIDELINES, RIGHT? WE ARE LOOKING TO PLAN FOR FIVE DAYS A WEEK IF WE HAVE THREE FOOT SOCIAL DISTANCING AND IF WE HAVE SIX FEET SOCIAL DISTANCING AND A PART OF OUR SPRINT FIVE IS TO BE BRINGING THAT TO THE BOARD BEGINNING IN APRIL WHICH WE WILL BE DOING.

I JUST WANT THAT -- OUR COMMUNITY TO KNOW THAT THAT IS OUR PLANS THUS FAR.

FINALLY BEFORE WE GO INTO OUR VIDEO, I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT I KNOW MANY OF OUR FAMILIES ARE LOOKING TO HAVE THEIR STUDENTS TRANSITION FROM VIRTUAL TO HYBRID, AND THEY WANT IT NOW.

THEY ARE SEEING KIDS COME BACK AND SEEING THE BUSES DRIVING DOWN THE STREETS AND EVERYBODY IS GETTING EXCITED OF COMING BACK TO THE SCHOOL BUILDINGS.

WE ARE WORKING THROUGH OUR PRIORITIZATION OF WHAT THAT WILL LOOK LIKE.

WE ALWAYS SAID WE WOULD SHARE THAT WITH THE COMMUNITY.

WE FIRST WANTED TO GET OUR STUDENTS BACK.

THEY JUST GOT BACK, AND WE WILL TAKE THE NEXT FEW WEEKS TO FIGURE OUT THE LOGISTICS

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AND HOW IT IS GOING.

WE NEVER OWNED SCHOOL DOORS IN A PANDEMIC.

THIS IS THE FIRST TIME.

WE WANTED TO DO OUR OWN ANALYSIS TO SAY WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS FOR ADDING ADDITIONAL STUDENTS? WHAT ARE THE STEPS WE ARE GOING TO NEED TO TAKE TO DO THAT? AND THAT'S WHY WE ARE TAKING THE NEXT FEW WEEKS TO OBSERVE THAT.

WHEN WE PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR FAMILIES TO RETURN OR TO GO FROM VIRTUAL TO HYBRID, WE ARE GOING TO USE A PRIORITIZATION METHOD.

AND WE WILL HAVE TO LOOK AT STUDENTS WHO ARE HAVING SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL AND ACADEMIC LEARNING NEEDS.

SIGNIFICANT SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL AND ACADEMIC NEEDS.

THOSE ARE THE STUDENTS WE WILL NEED TO WORK WITH TO GET FROM A TRANSITION FROM A VIRTUAL TO A HYBRID OR IN-PERSON LEARNING OPTION.

THAT IS GOING TO BE THE SEQUENCING OF WHAT WE ARE GOING TO FOCUS ON.

WE ARE ALSO LOOKING AT STUDENTS WHO HAVE EL SERVICES OR SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES TO MAKE SURE WE ARE PRIORITIZING HOW STUDENTS CAN CHANGE THE OPTIONS FOR HYBRID.

WE HAVE A CAPACITY COMPONENT TOO.

SOME OF THE RESTRICTIONS COME TO US AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME BECAUSE I MADE THE PROMISE AND I BELIEVE IT WAS THE BEST DECISION WE DID MAKE IN KEEPING OUR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS TOGETHER.

WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE WEREN'T BRINGING ANOTHER DISTRACTION OR LAYER TO THE STUDENTS' LEARNING EXPERIENCE BY CHANGING THEM TO ANOTHER SCHOOL OR CLASSROOM OR TEACHER.

ALL OF THOSE TYPES OF THINGS.

WE MADE A VOW TO KEEP OUR STUDENTS AND STAFF TOGETHER FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE YEAR.

BECAUSE OF THAT IT DOES BRING ADDITIONAL RESTRICTIONS AND MAKES THINGS A LITTLE MORE COMPLICATED.

NEXT YEAR WE WON'T HAVE TO BE COMMITTED IN THAT WAY.

WE CANADA VIED UP BY VIRTUAL KIDS AND IN-PERSON STUDENTS AND NOT HYBRID LIKE WE ARE DOING WITH THE CONCURRENT TEACHING MODEL.

THAT'S TO GIVE YOU A LITTLE INSIGHT TO NEXT YEAR.

IN APRIL WE CAN PROVIDE SOME MORE DETAILS ON THE SUMMER AND FALL SESSION.

I WANT TO TURN THINGS OVER TO MS. VERGOS, BECAUSE I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO INTRODUCE THE VIDEO THE COMMUNICATIONS TEAM HAS WORKED ON.

THIS IS PART OF OUR EXPLORATION AND VISITS AND TOURS.

IF YOU CAN JUST INTRODUCE OUR VIDEO.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

THANK YOU, DR. HUTCHINGS.

I WANT TO SAY WATCHING THE VIDEO BROUGHT BACK THE MEMORIES OF THE PAST FEW WEEKS WITH THE SCHOOLS AND MANY TEAM MEMBERS.

THE BEST PART IS SEEING OUR STUDENTS AND TALKING AND SMILING EVEN WITH MASKS AND IT CAPTURES A LOT OF WHAT WE SAW THE PAST FEW WEEKS.

MOST IMPORTANTLY HOW OUR PRINCIPALS PREPARED OUR BUILDINGS TO BE READY AND

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OUR FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS TEAM WORKING SO HARD TO HAVE OUR BUILDINGS READY.

I THINK YOU WILL SEE A LOT OF THAT.

YOU GOT A GLIMPSE IN THE "DAY IN THE LIFE" VIDEO, BUT SEEING STUDENTS IN THE BUILDING AND IN THE CLASSROOMS. YOU WILL GET A GLIMPSE OF THAT.

THE STAFF PUT THIS TOGETHER.

HAVE FUN WITH IT.

TAKE IT AWAY.

¶ ¶ >> I INVITE YOU TO WATCH THE VIDEO ON YOUR OWN.

WE ARE ON ZOOM SO IT WAS A LITTLE FAST.

>> MADAM CHAIR, THAT CONCLUDES OUR PRESENTATION.

>> THANK YOU, EVERYONE.

I AM GOING TO QUESTIONS.

THE FIRST PERSON I HAVE IS MS. GREENE.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON, MY QUESTION WAS ANSWERED.

THANK YOU.

>> GREAT.

MS. GENTRY?

>> THANK YOU.

I'VE GOT THREE SMALL QUESTIONS.

IF WE COULD GET AN UPDATE ON THE MONDAY -- THE IN-PERSON SUPPORT FOR STUDENTS ON MONDAYS.

QUESTION TWO, IF THE CDC -- I GET ANNOYED, DON'T YOU KNOW WE HAVE SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS SO COULD YOU PLAN YOUR ANNOUNCEMENTS A LITTLE BETTER? I'LL BE WRITING TO THEM ABOUT THAT.

THAT ASIDE, I APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU SAID, DR. HUTCHINGS, ABOUT THE FALL.

PIE QUESTION IS IN TERMS OF MANAGING EXPECTATIONS.

IF, FOR EXAMPLE, THE CDC WERE TO COME OUT AND SAY ACTUALLY THREE FEET IS FINE AND WE ARE SAYING IT IS FINE RIGHT NOW, HOW THAT MAY OR MAY NOT IMPACT YOUR ABILITY TO BRING BACK ADDITIONAL STUDENTS IN THE SPRING? QUESTION THREE, ON SLIDE 9 AND LOOKING AT THE SPRINTS -- AND I APPRECIATE THAT MORE WORK IS GOING TO BE DONE, BUT THE WHOLE CONCEPT OF SPRINTS IS AN IDEA OF BREAKING THINGS DOWN TO SMALLER PARTS, AND ACTUALLY THE WAY ALL OF THE SPRINTS HAVE BEEN ORGANIZED IS THEY ARE ON THESE THREE-WEEK INCREMENTS.

I LOOK AT SPRINT 5 AND IT SAYS MARCH 29TH TO JUNE 30TH.

BY MY MATH IT WOULD BE EIGHT SPRINTS IF WE MAINTAIN THE THREE-WEEK THING.

WE WOULD ACTUALLY HAVE EIGHT SPRINTS.

I WAS JUST HOPING BY THE NEXT TIME WE MEET WE WILL HAVE THAT SORT OF LEVEL OF MAPPING OUT WHAT THE REMAINING SPRINTS WILL BE? THOSE ARE MY THREE QUESTIONS.

>> THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

NO, I'M SORRY.

>> THAT IS THE OLD MADAM CHAIR.

>> CHAIR AMERITUS.

>> I THINK IT IS YOUR SEAT.

>> IT IS WEIRD.

>> TO YOUR FIRST QUESTION, I WILL ASK TO MR. SAMPSON TALK TO THAT.

HE HAS SOME OF THE SEAL SUPPORTS.

WE CAN SPEAK TO WHERE WE ARE WITH THE PLANNING.

>> SURE.

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THANK YOU.

I DO APPRECIATE THE QUESTIONS.

IT IS SOMETHING WE ARE WORKING ACTIVELY RIGHT NOW.

WE WANTED TO PROVIDE SCHOOLS AND PARTICULARLY SCHOOL LEADERS OPPORTUNITIES TO HAVE THESE COUPLE OF WEEKS HERE PRIOR TO SPRING BREAK TO FOCUS ON THE STUDENTS COMING BACK IN AND MAKING SURE THOSE ROUTINES AND PROCEDURES WERE IN PLACE BEFORE WE ADDED ANOTHER WEEK TO SEAL MONDAYS.

WE ARE WORKING ON PROVIDING STAFF AND INTERVENTION ON SEAL MONDAYS.

SCHOOLS HAVE IDENTIFIED A SPECIFIC GROUP OF PEOPLE WE CAN TARGET ON MONDAYS.

NOW THAT WE ARE IN HYBRID CAN THEY RECEIVE IN-PERSON SERVICES, AND ALLOWING US TO FOCUS OUR TIME WITH THOSE STUDENTS THAT HAVE MORE HIGH INTENSIVE NEED ON THE MONDAYS TO GIVE THEM THAT TARGET THEY NEED.

IT IS NOT JUST A STUDENT SERVICE.

IT IS AN EQUITY PROJECT.

WE ARE WORKING IN CLOSE COLLABORATION WITH TEACHING, LEARNING AND LEADERSHIP TO MAKE SURE WE ENCOMPASS THE NOT JUST ACADEMIC, BUT SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL ASPECT.

THAT WILL BE SOMETIME IN APRIL.

>> AND THEN THE SECOND QUESTION I WAS GOING TO ASK IF DR. HERRON CAN SPEAK TO THE SIX-FOOT DISTANCING AND THE CDC COMING OUT WITH A POSSIBLE THREE FEET.

IF YOU CAN TALK TO THAT FIRST AND THEN I WILL SPEAK TO US -- HOW IT HAS AN IMPACT OF OUR PLANNING.

>> THANK YOU, DR. HUTCHINGS.

I WANT TO REMIND PEOPLE OF A COUPLE THINGS ABOUT PUBLIC HEALTH AND ABOUT SCIENCE.

A YEAR AGO WE WERE TELLING PEOPLE DON'T WEAR A MASK.

AND NOW I LOOK AT THE ZOOM MEETING AND I AM HAPPY TO SAY THAT A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE WEARING A MASK.

WE LEARNED THAT WEARING MASKS REDUCED THE TRANSMISSION.

THAT'S THE NATURE OF SCIENCE.

WE LEARN THINGS AND ADAPT FROM THE THINGS WE LEARN.

THE MOST RECENT UPDATE FROM THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL WAS MARCH 1ST.

AT THE TIME THEY STILL SAID SIX-FOOT DISTANCE.

AND I CAN SEE THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA SAYING AND DR. FAUCI SAYING AND EVEN THE DIRECTOR FOR THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL IS SUGGESTING, BUT WE WILL WAIT TO SEE WHAT THEY SAY OFFICIALLY BEFORE WE MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS.

THEY ARE LOOKING AT DATA FROM A LOT OF PLACES TO THE POINT THEY CAN GENERALIZE THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS.

I JUST WANT TO REMIND PEOPLE THE REASON WE MAKE CHANGES IS WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION, MORE DATA GENERALIZED TO SPECIFIC PLACES.

SAME WITH PLAYGROUNDS.

THE SAME WITH JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING PUBLIC HEALTH.

THIS IS MOVING VERY FAST STILL AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO LOOK AT THE DATA AND THE OFFICIAL RECOMMENDATIONS AND WE WILL BE WORKING WITH OUR PARTNERS THROUGHOUT THE REGION AND THE STATE TO COLLABORATE WITH WHAT OUR RECOMMENDATIONS ARE.

WHEN THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL PIVOTS, IF THEY PIVOT, THAT'S WHEN WE WOULD MAKE OUR RECOMMENDATION.

WHAT WE DO IS MAKE A RECOMMENDATION AND SUPPORT THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT DON'T FOLLOW RECOMMENDATIONS.

IT IS LIKE A CLINICAL DOCTOR WHO RECOMMENDS SOMETHING TO EITHER EXERCISE OR STOP 9 BAD HAPPEN BIT.

EVEN THOUGH YOU DON'T DO THE EXERCISE OR STOP THE BAD HAPPEN BIT THEY DON'T STOP TALKING TO YOU.

WE MAKE DECISIONS BASED ON THE INFORMATION GIVEN TO US.

>> AND WE DON'T WAIT UNTIL THAT HAPPENS TO START PLANNING.

WE LOOKED AT SOCIAL DISTANCING THREE WEEKS AGO AND WE WILL BE DETERMINED TO SEE WHAT ARE THE ADDITIONAL SEATS AVAILABLE WITH THREE-FOOT DISTANCING.

AND THEN WE LOOK AT TRANSITIONING STUDENTS BACK TO SCHOOLS AND THESE ARE STUDENTS GOING FROM VIRTUAL TO HYBRID, GOING FROM SIX TO THREE FEET, IT ONLY HELPS

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THE PROCESS.

WE WILL STILL HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE LOGISTICS OF HOW WILL WE SELECT THE FAMILIES THAT WANT TO TRANSITION BACK.

EVEN WITH THREE FEET THAT'S NOT POSSIBLE.

WE ARE GOING TO BE PREPARED AND NEXT MONTH IS THE TIME WE WILL BE DISCUSSING HOW DO WE TRANSFER FAMILIES FROM VIRTUAL TO HYBRID MOVING FORWARD.

>> CAN YOU REPEAT THE OTHER QUESTION?

>> SPRINTS AND FLUSHING OUT THE REMAINING -- >> SO IN REGARDS TO THE SPRINTS, ONE IS EDUCATION ELEMENTS, THAT'S WHY IT LOOKS SO LONG, SPRINT 5, WHAT WE ARE PLANNING TO DO IS WE KNOW MARCH, APRIL IS THE TIME FRAME WE WERE WORKING WITH FOR SUMMER AND FALL OPENINGS.

WE CAN PROVIDE A MORE DETAILED TIMELINE FOR THOSE TWO SPECIFIC THINGS.

THROUGHOUT JUNE AND BEYOND WE WILL BE MAKING REVISIONS AND UPDATES.

WE ARE NOT GOING TO SAY IT IS DONE.

EVERY TIME WE GET NEW INFORMATION WE HAVE TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS TO THE PLANS.

THAT IS SOMETHING YOU WILL CONTINUE TO DO.

THAT'S WHY IT IS EXTENDED.

THE TIME FRAME IS MARCH APRIL FOR DEVELOPING OUR PLANS.

AND THEN BEYOND THAT IS UPDATES TO THE PLANS.

WE CAN LAYOUT MORE SPECIFIC DETAILS FOR THE TWO.

IN PARTICULAR, THE SUMMER LEARNING TIMELINE AND THE FALL PLANNING TIMELINE.

>> THAT WILL BE GREAT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> THANK YOU.

MS. LORBER?

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH, CHAIR ALDERTON.

RAMEE ASKED -- I SORT OF HAD THE QUESTION ANSWERED I WANTED ANSWERED, BUT I GUESS I WANT TO REVIEW JUST SO I UNDERSTAND FOR SURE WITH REGARD TO THE THREE FEET, ASSUMING SOMETHING COMES OUT TOMORROW WE ARE PURSUING THIS, FOR FAMILY -- FAMILIES WHO CALL AND WRITE, WE ARE DOING THIS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE GIVEN WHAT IT REQUIRES TO DO THESE THINGS, AND THAT'S WHAT I THINK I HEARD YOU SAYING.

THE OTHER QUESTION -- HANG ON.

OH THE OTHER THING I WANTED CLARIFIED.

I REALLY LIKED WHAT I SAW ABOUT THE SUMMER PROGRAM.

THERE ARE CERTAIN GROUPS OF STUDENTS WHO WILL BE RECEIVING IN-PERSON SCHOOL IN THE SUMMER.

I NOTICED IT IS THE PERSON -- THE DIFFERENT CATEGORIES OF CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES AND EL STUDENTS -- CAN YOU HEAR ME?

>> YES, WE CAN HEAR YOU, MS. LORBER.

WELL, NOW YOU ARE ON MUTE.

>> EVERY TIME SOMETHING GETS PUT ON THE SCREEN, MY COMPUTER LOSES THE SCREEN AND I HAVE TO GET SOMETHING TO GET IT BACK.

>> IF YOU LOOK UNDER PRIORITIZING.

>> YES, RIGHT.

I HAD A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT WHEN IS IT POSSIBLE FOR THE CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.

I LOVE THIS NUMBER OF GROUPS THAT WILL BE RECEIVING IN PERSON INSTRUCTION.

DOES THAT MEAN NOT JUST -- DOES THAT MEAN ACTUAL, IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION? DO YOU KNOW WHAT I MEAN? IT DOESN'T MEAN THAT THEY ARE IN THE SCHOOL WITH EARPHONES? IT MEANS THEY ARE IN A SCHOOL AND IN A ROOM WITH A TEACHER?

>> YES, MS. LORBER.

WE ARE PLANNING FOR IN-PERSON IS WHAT ALL OF US ON THIS CALL EXPERIENCED AS KIDS.

THOSE TEACHERS WILL BE TEACHING VIRTUAL.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE USE THE LANGUAGE REIGNITE FOR STUDENTS AND STAFF.

THERE ARE WAYS PEOPLE CAN FOCUS ON ENGLISH AND MATH AND SOCIAL STUDIES AND

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SCIENCE.

IT IS SO STUDENTS CAN GET EXCITED ABOUT BEING BACK AT SCHOOL FOR THE SUMMER.

>> THANKS SO MUCH.

I GUESS I JUST WANTED THAT CLARIFIED.

THANK YOU.

>> ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

I AM GOING TO MS. NOLAN.

>> THANK YOU, CHAIR ALDERTON.

I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS.

DO YOU WANT ME TO ASK BOTH? GREAT.

DR. HUTCHINGS, WHERE ARE WE WITH THE ACPS POSITION ON THE PLAYGROUNDS? I KNOW THAT'S A QUESTION FROM A LOT OF PARENTS.

WONDER FIGURE YOU CAN TAKE A MOMENT WE CAN SHARE WHERE WE ARE WITH THAT THINKING?

>> I AM TRYING TO LOOK AT THE CAMERA, MS. NOLAN.

>> THAT'S SO SUNNY.

>> YES.

I KNOW WE ARE MS. DONELY ON HERE AND SHE CAN PROVIDE AN UPDATE WHERE WE ARE WITH THE PLAYGROUND.

WE WANTED TO TAKE THESE NEXT TWO WEEKS TO ALLOW FOR THE STUDENTS TO, ONE, TRANSITION BACK TO THE SCHOOLS TO DO THE RECESS ACTIVITIES.

MANY ARE UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT KIDS ARE AT THEIR DESK ALL DAY.

THERE ARE RECESS AND ACTIVITIES THAT WE HAVE PROVIDED FOR ALL OF OUR DIFFERENT SCHOOLS.

WE WILL USE THESE NEXT TWO WEEKS TO REALLY GET THROUGH THE LOGISTICS OF HOW OUR PLAY EQUIPMENT OR ACCESS TO PLAY EQUIPMENT WORKS.

WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT IF IT IS SET UP IN A WAY, THAT THERE IS A POSITIVE WE CAN DO CONTACT TRACING AND NOT BE IN A SITUATION WHERE NOW WE DON'T KNOW WHO WAS ON THE PLAYGROUND OR WHO WAS THERE AND WE CAN'T DO THE APPROPRIATE CONTACT TRACING PROTOCOLS.

MS. DONELY, IF I DIDN'T CLEARLY SPEAK TO WHAT THE TEAM DISCUSSED.

>> AND I WANT TO ADD, I APPRECIATE THE PRESENTATION, BUT CURIOUS WHEN WE THINK

THAT MIGHT PIVOT TO USE THE -- >> YES, RIGHT AFTER SPRING BREAK.

WE ARE USING THIS TIME TO GET OUR PLAN FINALIZED.

THE GOAL IS AFTER SPRING BREAK WE CAN IMPLEMENT ALL OF OUR PROTOCOLS AND ACCESS TO THE PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT.

I WANTED TO REITERATE THE KIDS ARE OUTSIDE NOW, BUT WE WILL BE PIVOTING TO THE ACTUAL PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT AFTER SPRING BREAK.

MS. DONELY?

>> I FEEL LIKE YOU COVERED IT ALL.

THE BIGGEST ISSUE IS SOME OF OUR SITES ARE SHARED.

SO WE HAVE AFA AND WE HAVE OTHER PROGRAMS AND WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PLAYGROUND IS SCHEDULED AND WE KNOW WHO IS ON IT AND ON WHAT DAY AND AT WHAT TIME.

IF THERE WERE AN OUTBREAK WE CAN DO THE CONTACT THING.

RIGHT NOW SCHOOLS HAVE RECESS ZONES SO IT WOULD JUST BE AN ADDITIONAL ZONE THAT WILL OPEN UP AND CLASSES CAN ROTATE THROUGH.

WE ARE FINALIZING THE PLAN AND THEN WE WILL GET IT TO THE PRINCIPALS AND OPEN IT THE NEXT TWO WEEKS.

>> I HAVE MS. THORNTON.

>> I STILL HAVE ONE QUESTION.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

MY NEXT QUESTION IS ACTUALLY ABOUT SUMMER SCHOOL.

I WAS CONCERNED ABOUT -- WITH REGARDS TO SUMMER SCHOOL, AND MAYBE THIS IS FOR DR. MANN OR YOU DR. HUTCHINGS, BUT MY BIGGEST CONCERN IS DO WE HAVE ANY THOUGHT -- IF I READ CORRECTLY SUMMER SCHOOL WOULD END AUGUST 12TH AND TEACHERS WOULD BE BACK AUGUST 13TH.

I AM CONCERNED ABOUT THE BREATHING ROOM OR THE LOGISTICS AND THE TIME WE NEED FOR FACILITIES AND INFRASTRUCTURE AND FOR STAFF TO GET READY TO GO TO THEN WELCOME AND HOPEFULLY AS YOU JUST STATED WE ARE HOPING FOR A FIVE-DAY OPENING AND I KNOW THAT WILL BE A LOT OF WORK.

DO WE FEEL LIKE WE HAVE ENOUGH SPACE BETWEEN WHEN SUMMER SCHOOL ENDS AND WHEN THE FALL SEMESTER RESUMES? DO WE KNOW HOW THAT IMPACTS STAFF AND EVEN FROM AN EXHAUSTION AND OVERALL STANDPOINT?

>> THAT'S THE BIGGEST THING, THE EXHAUSTION AND THE MORALE STANDPOINT.

THAT IS WHAT WE ARE HAVING TO JUGGLE.

ON ONE HAND WE SAY WE WANT TO MAKE SURE OUR STAFF AND THEIR NEEDS ARE BEING MET.

IT IS A CATCH 22.

I AM STUCK IN THE MIDDLE.

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WE JUST HAD THIS RECENTLY.

I WANT TO TURN THIS OVER TO DR. MANN.

THE ADDITIONAL TWO WEEKS ARE VIRTUAL.

IT IS AN ADDITIONAL FOUR-WEEK SESSION AND IT IS A VIRTUAL ACTUAL TWO-WEEK SESSION.

THAT IS TO PROVIDE THE ADEQUATE TIME WE NEED TO TURNOVER OUR FACILITY AND TO DO ALL OF OUR DEEP CLEANING BECAUSE WE WILL HAVE STUDENTS IN THE BUILDINGS.

AND SO WE CAN BE PREPARED FOR THE STAFF TO RETURN ON THAT AUGUST 13TH DAY.

THAT'S WHY IT IS A VIRTUAL TWO WEEKS.

IT IS TARGETED AND IT IS NOT FOR EVERY STUDENT FOR THOSE TWO WEEKS.

THIS IS STUDENTS IN THE FOUR-WEEK SESSION THAT CAN USE THE ADDITIONAL BOOST BEFORE THE SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS.

IT IS GIVING US THE LITTLE BIT OF EXTRA THAT WE KNOW SOME OF THE KIDS WILL NEED PRIOR TO THE 2021 AND 2022 ACADEMIC YEAR.

DR. MANN, YOU MAY WANT TO TALK TO HOW WE HAVE SET UP THE ACTUAL -- THE TIME FRAME FOR STAFF SO THAT WE ARE TRYING TO KEEP IN MIND THE BURNOUT BECAUSE OUR TEAM WAS TALKING ABOUT THE BURNOUT COMPONENT A LOT.

>> AND THANK YOU SO MUCH, DR. HUTCHINGS.

DR. MANN IF YOU COULD ADDRESS THE BURNOUT AND THE LOGISTICS, HOW DO WE GO FROM AN INFRASTRUCTURE STANDPOINT, LIKE THE FACILITIES NEED TO BE CLEANED AND I.T.

NEEDS ADDRESSED AND ALSO CURIOUS ABOUT THE CAPACITY.

DO WE FEEL CONFIDENT WE WILL HAVE THE CAPACITY TO SERVE EVERYONE.

>> THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION.

WE MET IN SCHOOL MEETINGS WITH VARIOUS GROUPS.

IN THE MEETING WITH THE BUDGET AND THE HR WE TALKED ABOUT WAYS TO POST THE JOB TO TEACHERS CAN CHOOSE TWO WEEKS.

WE HAVE A SEVEN-WEEK SUMMER.

THERE IS ONE WEEK BETWEEN THE END OF SCHOOL AND THE START OF SUMMER SCHOOL.

A TEACHER COULD CHOOSE THE ENTIRE SIX WEEKS.

OR YOU COULD DO IT IN TWO-WEEK INCREMENTS.

YOU COULD DO TWO WEEKS AND THEN HAVE THE MONTH OFF AND THEN ANOTHER TWO WEEKS.

WE CAN CONSIDER IT JOB SHARING.

WE HAVE BEEN MEETING PRIOR TO WINTER BREAK DISCUSSING CAPACITY AND SPACE.

AND WE HAVE SEATS FOR THE PRIORITIZED GROUPS.

IF THAT CHANGES IT WILL INCREASE CAPACITY.

WE KNOW WHO IS CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.

WE KNOW THE LAST TWO WEEKS WILL GIVE OUR TEAMS TIME TO COME IN AND CLEAN THE BUILDINGS AND THEY ARE COLLECTING CHROME BOOKS AND TABLETS AND SO THAT THAT OPTION IS STILL THERE.

I MUST SING THE PRAISES OF DR. HART AND CORDOVA AND TEAM, THEY PROVIDE US THE SPACES THEY WILL BE DOING SOME TINKERING ON.

WE WILL BE DOING SOME WORK TO GIVE EVERYONE THE SPACE THEY NEED.

WE WILL BE RUNNING TWO PROGRAMS THIS SUMMER.

THE IN-PERSON AND THE VIRTUAL.

WE ASK THE TEACHERS TO ONLY FOCUS ON ONE AREA.

IF YOU WANT TO BE A VIRTUAL TEACHER LIKE LAST SUMMER AND TEACH FROM THE BEACH, IT IS FOUR DAYS A WEEK YOU ARE DONE BY 1:00 AND THEN YOU CAN HEAD ON OUT TO THE BEACH OR WHEREVER YOU MAY BE.

BUT TRYING TO PROVIDE THE FLEXIBILITY.

EVEN IF YOU ARE DOING THE SUMMER SCHOOL FOR A TWO-WEEK CHUNK YOU WILL BE DOING THAT.

DR. HUTCHINGS HAS HEARD EVERYONE TALK ABOUT THE BURNOUT AND THE NEED FOR A BREAK.

AND WE ARE LOOKING AT WAYS TO INCENTIVIZE PEOPLE TO PARTICIPATE IN SUMMER SCHOOL.

WHEN WE COME BACK TO THE BOARD IN APRIL WE WILL HAVE SOME OF THAT FLUSHED OUT.

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>> REITERATING THAT, WE ARE DOING A FULL UPDATE TO THE BOARD IN APRIL ON OUR SUMMER LEARNING THAT WILL HAVE ALL OF THE LOGISTICS IN REGARDS TO THIS.

I AM GLAD OUR TEAM IS ABLE TO PROVIDE THE HIGH LEVEL KIND OF CONCEPTUAL RESPONSES NEEDED AT THIS POINT.

>> THANK YOU.

MS. THORNTON.

>> THANK YOU, CHAIR ALDERTON.

I JUST WANTED TO HAVE A QUICK COMMENT ON THE VACCINATION POLL GOING OUT TO THE STAFF, AND GENERALLY I HAD A COMMENT ABOUT OUR COLLECTION OF HEALTH METRICS MOVING FORWARD.

FIRSTLY I AM HEARING DR. WILKINS TALK ABOUT THE SIX QUESTIONS THAT WILL BE ASKED ON THE EMPLOYEE VACCINATION POLL.

THEY ALL SEEM TO BE GEARED TOWARD THE VACCINATION THAT'S REQUIRE TWO DOSES.

I WANTED TO NOTE THAT ALEXANDRIA DID APPROVE THE JOHNSON & JOHNSON ONE-DOSE VACCINE IN EARLY MARCH.

WE MAY WANT TO REVISE THE POLL.

SECONDLY I KNOW THERE HAS BEEN DISCUSSION OF US PUTTING UP A HEALTH DASHBOARD ON OUR WEBSITE TO REFLECT THE RATE OF TRANSMISSION AND THE INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS.

SO I WANTED AN UPDATE ON WHEN WE CAN SEE THAT DASHBOARD AND WHAT OTHER INFORMATION COULD BE INCLUDED ON IT IN ADDITION TO WHAT WE ARE SEEING FROM THE PDH.

THANK YOU.

>> I CAN TALK TO THE DASHBOARD QUESTION.

YOU ARE SPEAKING ABOUT A DASHBOARD OF COGNITIVE CASES OR A DASHBOARD FOR VACCINES ?

>> IT WOULD BE GREAT IF IT INCLUDES VACCINE AND IT WOULD BE GREAT TO INCLUDE THE TRANSMISSION LEVELS, LIKE WHAT WAS IN THE POWER POINT PRESENTATION AND LEVELS OF TRANSMISSION AT THE SCHOOL LEVEL.

SO AN ALL ENCOMPASSING DASHBOARD OF WHAT IS GOING ON WITH OUR SCHOOLS.

>> WHAT OUR TEAM IS WORKING ON AND FINALIZING IS A DASHBOARD IN REGARDS TO POSITIVE CASES WITHIN THE SCHOOL DIVISION.

WE HAVE IN PLACE A COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL.

IT IS NOT LIKE WE HAVE A POSITIVE AND NOBODY KNOWS.

WE HAVE A PROCESS WHERE A POSITIVE OCCURS AND PEOPLE ARE IDENTIFIED THROUGH THE CONTACT TRACING PROTOCOL ARE COMMUNICATED WITH ABOUT THE PARTICULAR INCIDENT.

THE DASHBOARD WILL ALLOW FOR ANYONE TO GO AND LOOK AT WHAT OUR STATISTICS LOOK LIKE AS A SCHOOL DIVISION.

I KNOW NEXT WEEK THE SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM WILL REVIEW AN ACTUAL DRAFT DASHBOARD NEXT WEEK.

WE ARE HOPING TO HAVE SOME MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THAT SOON.

THE FIRST PART OF THE QUESTION MAY BE FOR DR. WILKINS -- OR MAYBE DR. HERRON ON THE JOHNSON & JOHNSON VACCINE.

I KNOW IT IS JUST ONE DOSE, BUT WE NEED TO ADD THE QUESTION ON OUR QUESTIONNAIRE.

I THINK THERE IS A QUESTION THAT SAYS HAVE YOU BEEN FULLY VACCINATED? WOULD YOU LIKE TO TALK TO THIS QUESTION?

>> THAT IS CORRECT.

WE WOULD JUST PUT IN THAT QUESTION AND THE STATEMENT THAT WE HAVE TAKEN A ONE SHOT.

I CANNOT SPEAK TO WHETHER THAT IS AVAILABLE.

I I WILL ASK DR. HERRING.

>> ABSOLUTELY AND THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THIS UP.

WE ARE REPORTING ONE OF TWO THINGS.

ARE YOU FULLY VACCINATED?

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ARE YOU PARTIALLY VACCINATED.

THAT'S THE WAY THE REPORT IS DONE ON THE DAILY E! NEWS AND THAT'S THE WAY THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH IS REPORTING IT.

ALL RIGHT.

MOVING ON TO MS. ANDERSON.

>> THANK YOU, CHAIR ALDERTON.

I JUST HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT QUARANTINING.

I AM NOT GETTING THIS STRAIGHT YET.

IF YOU HAVE -- IF YOU HAVE BEEN VACCINATED AND YOU ARE EXPOSED, DO YOU HAVE TO QUARANTINE OR NOT?

>> THANKS AND I WILL TAKE THAT.

IF YOU HAVE BEEN FULLY VACCINATED AND IT HAS BEEN TWO WEEKS SINCE YOU ARE FULLY VACCINATE -- VACCINATED AND ARE CONSIDERED A CLOSE CONTACT, WITHIN SIX FEET AND FOR 15 MINUTES OF A CONFIRMED CASE AND YOU DO NOT HAVE SYMPTOMS, THEN YOU DO NOT NEED TO QUARANTINE.

YOU ARE TOLD TO WATCH FOR SYMPTOMS CLOSELY FOR THE SUBSEQUENT 14 DAYS AFTER LAST EXPOSURE.

IF YOU DEVELOP ANY SYMPTOMS OR EVEN MILD SYMPTOMS YOU ARE ASKED TO IMMEDIATELY ISOLATE, TO ADVISE YOUR DOCTOR FOR -- TO GET AN EVALUATION AND TO GET TESTED FOR COVID-19.

>> GREAT.

THANKS.

THAT WAS MY QUESTION.

>> DR. RIEF.

>> THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION, AND JUST THANKS TO EVERYONE FOR YOUR HARD WORK GETTING THE KIDS BACK TO THE BUILDING AND TO ALL OF THE STAFF OUT THERE, I KNOW IT HAS BEEN A BIG TRANSITION, BUT I'M REALLY -- I HAVE BEEN HEARING A LOT OF POSITIVE FEET BACK FROM THE FAMILIES RETURNING.

I WANTED TO ASK A QUESTION -- I HAVE A COUPLE OF SHORT QUESTIONS.

ABOUT THE POSITIVE CASES.

I WANTED TO CLARIFY AS WELL.

MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT WHEN THERE IS A POSITIVE CASE IN THE SCHOOL, WHEN SOMEONE TESTS POSITIVE, ACPS NOTIFIES THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WHICH IS IN CHARGE OF THE CONTACT TRACING.

THERE IS ALSO A NOTICE THAT GOES OUT TO THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY SAYING THERE WAS A POSITIVE CASE IN THE SCHOOL.

YOU TOUCHED ON THIS EARLIER ABOUT HOW IMPORTANT THE SIX FEET IS BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE YOU DETERMINE IF SOMEONE IS IN CLOSE CONTACT.

SAY A STUDENT WAS IN A CLASSROOM AND TESTED POSITIVE, WOULD ANYONE IN THE CLASSROOM HAVE TO QUARANTINE, OR IS THAT SIMILAR TO WHAT YOU JUST EXPLAINED WHERE THEY WOULD MONITOR FOR SYMPTOMS?

>> I WAS ON MUTE AND IT IS CLICKING.

WHAT IT DEPENDS ON IS WHETHER OR NOT WE CAN ASCERTAIN THE SIX-FOOT DISTANCING AND WHETHER IT WAS ACCURATELY MAINTAINED.

AND THAT WILL BE DEPENDENT ON THE SCHOOL TEAM THAT IS HELPING TO EVALUATE -- HELPING US TO CONDUCT THE CASE INVESTIGATION.

THE HOPE IS THE CASE IS NOT TRANSMITTED TO OTHERS.

THERE COULD BE TWO CASES IN ONE CLASSROOM THAT ARE NOT REALLY ASSOCIATED WITH EACH OTHER BECAUSE THEY BOTH GOT IT FROM OTHER PLACES IN THE COMMUNITY.

THERE COULD BE SITUATIONS -- ACTUALLY THERE ARE TWO CASES, BUT NO CLOSE CONTACTS.

THEY CONTRACTED IT OUTSIDE THE SCHOOL SETTING AND THERE WERE INSTANCES AND STORIES THAT THE SCHOOL CAN BE A SAFER PLACE THAN MANY OTHER ENVIRONMENTS.

YOU HAVE ADULTEN RS TOKERS OUT MAKING SURE PEOPLE ARE WEARING MASKS CORRECTLY.

>> THANK YOU FOR THAT.

I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO THE DASHBOARD.

I HAVE SEEN OTHER DIVISIONS -- I KNOW THEY ARE REPORTING THE CASES OF TRANSMISSION WITHIN THE SCHOOL.

I WILL LOOK FORWARD TO THE DASHBOARD.

DR. HERON, THANK YOU FOR SPEAKING TO THE THREE FEET VERSUS THE SIX FEET AND IT IS A CHALLENGING ISSUE.

AND I KNOW IT HAS BEEN TALKED ABOUT A LOT IN THE MEDIA.

EVEN THE CDC HAS BEEN MUCH MORE FIRMER IN THEIR LANGUAGE ABOUT SIX FEET THAN FOR EXAMPLE THE VIRGINIA HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

IT HAS MADE IT A CHALLENGING SITUATION TO DETERMINE WHAT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO.

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I ENCOURAGE YOU SPEAKING TO THAT AND PLANNING FOR THE POSSIBILITY THAT THAT CHANGE COULD COME.

WE WILL BE FINDING OUT ABOUT POSSIBLY BRINGING IN MORE KIDS INTO THE HYBRID LEARNING.

WILL THE SCHOOL CONTACT THEM? IF YOU CAN JUST TOUCH ON THAT A LITTLE BIT.

I KNOW WE HAD AN ISSUE IN DECEMBER WITH THE FOLKS WHO MAYBE DIDN'T EVEN FILL OUT THE FORM.

THEY MISSED THE PROCESS AND THEY WERE AUTOMATICALLY -- WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE WERE CLEAR ABOUT WHAT THEY WANTED TO BE LOOKING FOR AND WHERE THIS INFORMATION IS COPPING FROM.

>> THERE WILL BE MULTIPLE COMMUNICATION CHANNELS TO INFORM OUR FAMILIES.

I WANT TO REITERATE THAT BACK IN DECEMBER, I WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT JUST BECAUSE SOMEBODY DIDN'T COMPLETE THE FORM WE DIDN'T AUTOMATICALLY PUT THEM INTO VIRTUAL.

WE CONTACTED THEM BY PHONE AND BY TEXT AND BY EMAIL.

AND WE CONTINUED TO TRY TO GET IN CONTACT WITH THESE FAMILIES TO SAY WHY HAVEN'T YOU OR WHY AREN'T YOU COMPLETING THIS DOCUMENT.

I WANTED TO MAKE THAT CLEAR.

A LOT OF PEOPLE SAID THAT WAS THE CASE, BUT WE MADE AN EFFORT TO GET TO THE FAMILIES WHO DIDN'T COMPLETE IT.

WE'LL DO THE SAME THING WITH THIS PROCESS.

SPECIFICALLY AS WE ARE TARGETING SOME OF OUR STUDENTS WHO HAVE SIGNIFICANT SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL AND ACADEMIC LEARNING NEEDS.

OUR SCHOOLS RIGHT NOW ARE PUTTING TOGETHER THOSE LISTS.

THEY ARE STUDENTS THAT ARE IN THE IN-PERSON LEARNING OPTION.

WE ARE DEVELOPING THOSE LISTS NOW TO DO A TARGETED EFFORT FOR THOSE STUDENTS FIRST.

THAT WILL BE THE FIRST GROUP THAT WE WILL WANT TO TRANSITION BACK TO THE SCHOOL BUILDING.

WE WILL HAVE MORE SPECIFICS AROUND THE FULL PROCESS WHEN WE RETURN FROM SPRING BREAK.

THAT WILL BE SHARED NOT ONLY THROUGH ACPS, BUT OUR SCHOOL NEWSLETTERS AND PART OF THE UPDATE TO THE BOARD, AND WE WILL BE REACHING OUT TO THE TARGETED SCHOOL LEVELS.

I WILL HAVE MORE INFORMATION WHEN WE RETURN FROM SPRING BREAK.

>> THANK YOU.

AND I JUST HAVE ONE FINAL QUESTION FOR DR. WILKINS.

I APPRECIATE THE REPORT YOU GAVE ABOUT THE PATH TO RETURN AND ON THE MONITORS YOU TALKED ABOUT ASKING TO RE-CERTIFY.

I WONDER HOW THAT IS COMMUNICATED TO STAFF AND I DON'T KNOW IF THAT IS ON EVERYBODY'S RADAR AND YOU CAN TALK ABOUT HOW STAR WILL BE INFORMED ABOUT THAT.

>> WHEN STAFF WAS NOTIFIED THEY WERE APPROVED BY REMOTE WORK.

IN THAT COMMUNICATION WE NOTIFIED THEM THEIR STATUS WOULD BE REVIEWED ON A MONTHLY BASIS.

THEY HAVE THAT KNOWLEDGE GOING INTO THIS AND THE NEXT STEP IS ONCE WE GET BACK TO SPRING BREAK IT IS TO SEND OUT A SECOND COMMUNICATION THAT WE ARE GOING TO REVIEW THAT STATUS WE ARE LOOKING AT THE OVERALL HEALTH SITUATION AND I HAVE TO COMMEND DR. HERRING.

THE RECERTIFICATION IS BASED ON THE GREAT WORK OF HIM AND HIS TEAM.

HE IS TRACKING THE HEALTH INDICATORS.

WE WILL HAVE INFORMATION TO SHARE WITH THE PHYSICIANS ABOUT THE STATUS OF OUR HEALTH CONDITION IN THE ALEXANDRIA COMMUNITY.

WE CAN UPDATE THE AVAILABILITY OF THE VACCINE.

AND THE NUMBER OF STAFF WHO HAVE COMPLETED THE VACCINATION SERIES IS SIGNIFICANTLY MORE IN MARCH THAN IT WAS IN FEBRUARY.

THE THIRD THING THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO INFORM THE DECISIONS ABOUT, IT IS ABOUT WORKPLACE CONDITIONS.

DR. HERRING HAVE REVIEWED AND CERTIFIED ALL OF OUR SAFETY AND HEALTH PROCEDURES.

I AM FAIRLY CONFIDENT THAT WE MEET OR EXCEED MANY OF THE GUIDELINES AND PROTOCOLS AND PRACTICES.

OUR WORKPLACE IS A SAFE AND HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT GIVEN THE PANDEMIC HEALTH

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SITUATION.

MOST STAFF SHOULD BE ABLE TO RETURN ON THOSE CONDITIONS.

ONCE WE GET BACK FROM SPRING BREAK, PENDING ANY CHANGES IN THE HEALTH SITUATION, WE DO THINK WE WILL BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE TO THESE POSITIONS AND HAVE THEM REASSESS THE CAPACITY OR THE AVAILABILITY OF THE PATIENT EMPLOYEES TO RETURN FOR ON SITE WORK.

>> THANK YOU FOR THAT.

I WANTED TO MAYBE PUT A PLUG IN THAT MAYBE THAT'S SOMETHING THAT CAN BE PUT IN THE ACPS INSIDER JUST TO LET STAFF KNOW THAT'S COMING.

THANK YOU.

>> APPRECIATE THE SUGGESTION AND I WILL WORK WITH MS. BURGESS TO THAT END.

>> MR. SUAREZ.

>> YES, THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

I HAD A SIMILAR QUESTION ALONG THE HR FRONT WHILE WE ARE SPEAKING WITH DR. WILKINS.

MY UNDERSTANDING IS THERE ARE A LOT OF TEACHERS WHO STILL HAVE CHILD CARE-RELATED ISSUES TO RETURN TO THE CLASSROOM.

ONE QUESTION I HAD IS IF THAT REMAINS AN ISSUE ARE THERE ADDITIONAL STEPS WHERE YOU CAN BE ABLE TO PROVIDE THESE TEACHERS WITH MORE CHILD CARE OPTIONS AND I KNOW THERE ARE PARTNERSHIP PROBLEMS AND I KNOW WE ARE WORKING ON FINDING ALTERNATIVES AND SPACES AND VENUES FOR THEM IN THE EVENT WE CONTINUE TO EXPAND IN THE SCHOOL BUILDINGS.

WE ARE DISCUSSING WHAT MAY HAPPEN WITH OUR PARTNERS ONCE WE DO CONTINUE TO BRING MORE KIDS BACK INTO THE SCHOOL.

>> AS WE COME BACK TO THE SCHOOL BUILDINGS WE HAVE LIMITED CHILD CARE.

WE ARE TRY -- TRYING TO PRIORITIZE THE CHILD CARE SPOTS.

IT IS REALLY LIMITED AND MANY OF THE FAMILIES WHO ARE STILL HAVING THE CHILD CARE NEEDS DO NOT LIVE IN THE CITY.

THAT'S THE UNFORTUNATE PIECE BECAUSE WE ARE TRYING TO JUGGLE THE STAFF NEEDS, BUT WE ALSO HAVE THE FAMILY NEEDS WHO NEED TO BE BACK IN SCHOOL AND UNFORTUNATELY WE CAN'T JUST DO IT ALL.

WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO WORK WITH THE INDIVIDUAL STAFF MEMBERS AND PROVIDING THEM WITH SOME OF THE RESOURCES.

ONLY A THIRD LIVE IN ALEXANDRIA.

THAT MEANS TWO-THIRDS LIVE OUTSIDE THE CITY THAT WE ARE TRYING TO PROVIDE THEM WITH INSIGHT AND INFORMATION PERTAINING TO THE PROGRAMS THEY HAVE THERE.

MR. HUFFMAN, YOU MAY HAVE SOME INFORMATION YOU MAY WANT TO PROVIDE TO THIS.

>> YOU ARE CORRECT.

WE HAVE GIVEN OUT RESOURCES FOR STAFF AS THEY LIVE IN A SURROUNDING DISTRICT EVEN INTO MARYLAND AND DC.

IT IS RESOURCES FOR STAFF TO REACH THROUGH FOR CHILD CARE OPTIONS.

IN THE EVENT MORE STUDENTS ARE COMING BACK IN THE BUILDING AND THAT MEANS MORE OF A CHALLENGE LIKE DR. HUTCHINGS HAS INDICATED DR. HART AND I ARE TALKING WITH ALEXANDRIA ON THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS.

AND SOME FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATIONS THAT WE CAN PURSUE AND IT TAKES A LITTLE WHILE TO KEEP TALKING ABOUT WHAT COULD BE AVAILABLE.

WE HAVE LICENSING THAT WE NEED TO FOLLOW.

ALL OF THOSE ARE POTENTIALLY GIVING OPTIONS IF WE DO HAVE TO ASK FOR EXTERNAL SITES OUTSIDE THE BUILDING.

REMEMBER, THE EXPANSION OF CHILD CARE IS HARD FOR THE PROVIDERS.

THEY ARE STRUGGLING WITH STAFFING AND THE SOCIAL DISTANCING.

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AS DR. HUTCHINGS INDICATED, IT IS REALLY LIMITED.

WE ARE TRYING TO FIT EVERY CHILD THAT NEEDS IT INTO THE SLOTS AVAILABLE.

IN THIS COMMUNITY WE HAVE PARTNERS THAT HAVE REALLY STEPPED UP.

COMPANA, BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB, THE REC CENTER, THE YMCA, THEY ALL STEPPED UP TO ADD SLOTS.

AND DR. HART'S WORK AND THEY ARE STILL IN THE BUILDING AND STILL GOING.

WE ARE ALWAYS LOOKING AT WHAT'S NEXT? WHAT COULD POTENTIALLY BE NEXT?

>> ALL RIGHT.

BACK TO MS. GREENE AND THEN I WILL THROW MYSELF IN.

>> THANK YOU, CHAIR ALDERTON.

MY QUESTION IS ALSO ABOUT RECESS.

I WAS WONDERING WAS IT THE CDC RECOMMENDATION FOR SIX TO 10 FEET OR ALEXANDRIA HEALTH DEPARTMENT? AND ALSO WITH THE CDC GUIDELINES CHANGING TOMORROW WILL WE DROP THAT DOWN FOR RECESS?

>> DR. HERRIGAN, ARE YOU STILL ON THE CALL?

>> YES, I'M STILL HERE.

THE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE PLAYGROUNDS, WE ACTUALLY WENT TO THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND ASKED THEM.

THEY BASE THEIR INFORMATION OFF OF CDC GUIDANCE AND THE EXISTING EXECUTIVE ORDERS.

THEY HAVE CERTAIN REQUIREMENTS AND THAT'S WHERE THE GUIDANCE CAME FROM.

YOUR SECOND QUESTION WAS ABOUT THE CDC -- I DIDN'T REMEMBER THAT ONE.

I'M SORRY.

>> I BELIEVE GUIDANCE ON SOCIAL DISTANCING AND I AM NOT SURE ALL OF WHAT IS COMING UP, BUT SOME IS GOING DOWN TO THREE FEET AND WILL THAT INCLUDE THE RECESS AREAS, AND IF IT DOES WILL WE CHANGE FROM 6 TO 10 FEET AT RECESS?

>> SURE.

WHAT IS INTERESTING IS I CAN'T SAY.

I HAVE EMAILED THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH ASKING THEM IF THEY ARE CHANGING THE RECOMMENDATION FROM SIX FEET TO THREE FEET, DOES THAT ALSO MEAN WE WILL BE CHANGING THE DEFINITION OF WHO A CLOSE CONTACT IS? WE WILL BE IN A CONUNDRUM IF THE CDC SAYS THREE FEET IS ENOUGH, BUT WITHIN SIX FEET IS A CLOSE CONTACT.

THOSE ARE NOT CONGRUENT WITH WHAT WE HAVE DONE.

SOMETIMES IT COMES OUT OF DIFFERENT OFFICES AND THEY ARE NOT CONGRUENT.

WE ARE PUSHING WITH THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TO MAKE SURE THAT THEIR RECOMMENDATIONS ARE CONGRUENT ACROSS THE BOARD.

THANK YOU, DR. HERRING.

>> SO I AM GOING TO THROW MYSELF IN HERE.

MY TWO QUESTIONS ARE RELATED TO WHAT MS. NOLAN BROUGHT UP WHICH IS ABOUT STAFF BURNOUT.

ONE IS RELATED TO COMPENSATION.

THE FIRST IS AROUND SEAL MONDAYS.

THE INTERESTING COMPONENT IS ABOUT TEACHER PLANNING AND TEACHER DAYS LOOK REALLY DIFFERENT.

SHOULD WE CONTINUE TO HAVE THESE MONDAYS THAT ARE FOCUSED AROUND PLANNING AND TRAINING IF A TEACHER OR STAFF MEMBER VOLUNTEER OR PUTS THEMSELVES FORWARD TO DO ADDITIONAL DUTIES ON SEAL MONDAYS, HAVE WE THOUGHT ABOUT SOME TYPE OF COMPENSATION FOR THAT TIME THAT IS TAKEN AWAY FROM PLANNING? THAT'S MY FIRST QUESTION.

>> MR. SAMPSON, ARE YOU ON?

>> ABSOLUTELY.

WE ARE LOOKING AT COMPENSATING STAFF MEMBERS FOR PLANNING.

WE ARE COMPENSATING THEM FOR A LOSS OF PLANNING AND WE HAVE WORKED WITH THEM THROUGH THAT.

THEY ARE GETTING THEIR REGULAR COMPENSATION FOR WORKING ON MONDAYS, BUT IN A TRADITIONAL YEAR WE ONLY COMPENSATE THEM IF IT IS AN EXTRA PLANNING PERIOD OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

DR. WILKINS CAN CORRECT ME IF I SAID ANYTHING OUT OF PLACE.

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>> YOU'RE CORRECT.

>> GREAT.

AND THEN MY SECOND QUESTION.

WITH THE CURRENT STRUCTURE I AM WONDERING HOW DUTY FREE TIME IS GOING FOR TEACHERS.

THERE HAS BEEN ADDITIONAL DUTIES BECAUSE OF THE SET UP WHEN WE ARE IMPLEMENTING THESE VERY DIFFERENT PRACTICES THAT REQUIRE A LOT OF HANDS ON.

ONE OF THE THINGS I WAS CONCERNED WITH IS TEACHERS HAVING THAT FREE -- THAT LUNCHTIME FREE, KID FREE IF THEY WOULD LIKE.

HOW HAVE WE TACKLED MINIMIZING STAFF GETTING THE NORMAL BREAKS THEY ARE USED TO AND NEEDED THROUGHOUT THE DAY?

>> FORTUNATELY WE HAVE OUR PRINCIPALS HERE.

WE HAVE OUR LEAD PRINCIPALS WITH US TODAY AND HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL WHICH IS GREAT.

THEY CAN GIVE SOME INSIGHT SO WHAT ARE THE DAY-TO-DAY? HOW ARE THEY JUGGLING THAT? WHAT ARE THE R ESPONSIBILITIES AND THE ROLES? I DON'T KNOW WHO WANTS TO START OFF OR KICK OFF WITH THAT.

I CAN SEE RAINEY.

>> HI, GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

THANK YOU FOR HAVING US.

WE ARE VERY HAPPY TO HAVE OUR TEACHERS BACK IN PERSON.

WE ARE HAPPY TO HAVE OUR KIDS BACK, BUT WE ARE REALLY HAPPY TO HAVE OUR TEACHERS BACK.

WE MISS THE COMRADERY AND THE SPIRIT OF THE RELATIONSHIP AND THE COLLABORATION WITH THEM.

THE HYBRID TEACHERS ARE HAVING A GREAT DAY.

THEY SAY THEY FEEL SAFE AND THEY ARE HAPPY TO BE BACK WITH THEIR CHILDREN.

THEY ARE EXPERIENCING A DIFFERENT DAY THAN THE VIRTUAL TEACHERS.

THE HYBRID TEACHERS WHEN THEY ARRIVE IN THE MORNING THEY CHECK TO ENSURE THEY HAVE ALL OF THEIR CLEANING SUPPLIES AND THAT PPE IS ACCESSIBLE FOR STUDENTS WHO MAY NEED ADDITIONAL PPE.

WE DON'T DO HUGS ANYMORE, BUT WE DO ELBOW BUMPS TO FOLLOW THE STYLE OF DR. HUTCHINGS.

THEY HAVE BREAKFAST AND WASH THEIR HANDS AND USE HAND SANITIZER AND HAVE BREAKFAST AND THEN AFTER BREAKFAST THEY WASH AGAIN AND USE MORE HAPPENED SANITIZERS AND THEN THE TEACHERS CLEAN THE DESKS AND WE ALLOW THEM TO DRY AND THEN WE GET THEM SET UP FOR THE SCHOOL DAY AND THE HYBRID TEACHER STARTS TO TEACH IN THE CLASSROOM AND AT HOME THROUGH THEIR TECHNOLOGY WHEN WE START TO TEACH THEM WE HAVE LESS -- LESSONS.

FOR THE THIRD THROUGH 8TH GRADE STUDENTS WE HAVE 30 MINUTES.

AND THEN WE RECORD OUR LUNCH COUNT AND WE START OUR SCHOOL DAY.

WE GO TO CONCURRENT SUBJECTS.

THAT'S OUR MATH AND READING AND SMALL GROUP INSTRUCTION.

OUR SCHEDULES ARE THE SAME AS THEY HAVE BEEN.

THE VIRTUAL CHILDREN HAVE THE SAME SCHEDULE AS THE CHILDREN IN THE CLASSROOM.

AND IT IS A GOOD DAY.

I WILL TURN IT OVER TO MR. PASCAL AND HE CAN TELL YOU WHAT THE REST OF THE DAY LOOKS LIKE IN ELEMENTARY LEARNING FOR HYBRID LEARNING.

>> THANK YOU.

AS YOU JUST SAID, THE SCHEDULE HAS REMAINED THE SAME.

HYBRID TEACHERS TAKE SUPERVISORY POSITIONS.

TEACHERS NEED TO STEP AWAY AS WELL.

SO THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE HYBRID TEACHER TO HAVE A MOMENT TO THEMSELVES.

WE ARE DOING THIS BY HAVING AVAILABLE STAFF MEMBERS GO ROOM TO ROOM.

SO TEACHERS CAN HAVE A SHORT BREAK.

THERE IS SOME APPRECIATION TO KNOW THAT WE ARE RESPONDING TO THEIR NEEDS FOR A MOMENT TO THEMSELVES.

AND THEN OF COURSE IF THE ELEMENTARY SCHEDULE WE HAVE -- THE SCHOOLS ARE USING A

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VARIETY OF FORMATS.

BOTTOM LINE IS EVERY TEACHER HAS A 30-MINUTE STUDENT FREE LUNCH.

WHEN THE SCHOOLS ARE PART OF A CLASSROOM TEACHER AND THERE AREN'T RESPONSIBILITIES TO SHARE SUPERVISION FOR THE HOUR.

YOU CAN MEET ME OUTSIDE AND I WILL GET MY 30 MINUTES WHEN YOU TAKE OVER.

PLANS ARE EVOLVING FOR THE TEACHERS AT HOME TO SUPPORT THE GREATER GOODBYE TAKING ON ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES SUCH AS GATHERING SOURCES ET CETERA DURING THE RECESS TIME FOR THE VIRTUAL TEACHER.

GRADE LEVELS ARE WORKING OUT HOW TO WEIGH OUT THE RESPONSIBILITIES.

IT HAS BEEN GOOD IN MANY INSTANCES TO SEE THE VIRTUAL TEACHERS IDENTIFYING THE TASKS THEY CAN ASSUME AND WORK AS WE SHIFT INTO THE NEXT PHASE.

AT THE END OF THE DAY WITH OUR DAILY DISMISSAL PROCEDURES TEACHERS ARE NOT GIVEN DUTIES LIKE MONITORING HALLWAYS AND SUPERVISING BUS AND PARENT PICK UP.

THOSE TASKS ARE HANDLED BY LICENSED STAFFERS WHO DO NOT HAVE HOMEWORK RESPONSIBILITIES.

IT IS A LONG AND FULFILLING DAY FOR ALL TEACHERS, HYBRID AND VIRTUAL.

THEY ARE ALL WORKING HARD AND WE COULD NOT BE MOTHER PROUD OF THEM DOING THEIR SHIFT.

MS. PETERSON WILL SHARE NOW.

>> VERY SIMILAR TO ELEMENTARY OUR SECONDARY TEACHERS IN THE MORNING HAVE A LOT OF THE SAME RESPONSIBILITIES AS FAR AS HAVING KIDS COME INTO THE CLASSROOM AND GETTING THEM READY FOR THE DAY.

IN THE MORNING WE ASK THEM TO ASSIST AND IT IS THE SHEAR NUMBERS TO ENSURE WE HAVE A HEALTHY AND SAFE ENVIRONMENT.

HYBRID TEACHERS ARE IMPLEMENTING THE ADVISORY LESSON.

FROM SPEAKING WITH THE HYBRID TEACHERS IT IS FOUR CATEGORIES PROFESSIONAL LEARNING, IMPLEMENTATION AND STUDENT REACTION.

THE STUDENTS HAVE COMMENTED THAT THE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING IS AWESOME AND IT HELPS THEM ACCLIMATE TO THE ENVIRONMENT.

I AM SPEAKING TO MR. KAPELSKY.

WE HAVE HAD TECHNOLOGY FROM THE TECHNOLOGY SERVICES AND IT HAS BEEN AWESOME.

AND THEN THE STUDENT REACTION.

BEING PROUD TO SEE THEIR STUDENTS AND HAPPY TO SEE THEIR KIDS.

A LOT OF KIDS THAT WERE NOT ENGAGED IN VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION, BUT NOW THEY ARE THERE IN THE BUILDING AND THEY NEED TO ACCESS THEM AND THEY ARE RIGHT THERE.

AS FAR AS LUNCH IS CONCERNED, WE LOOKED AT OUR SCHEDULE AND THE SHEAR NUMBERS COULD NOT ACCOMMODATE 30 MINUTES SO WE ADJUSTED TO AN HOUR.

ALL TEACHERS RECEIVE A 30-MINUTE DUTY FREE LUNCH AND THEY HAVE A BUDDY SYSTEM.

FOR THE FIRST 30 MINUTES WE HAVE TEACH -- TEACHERS SUPPORTING STUDENTS WITH LUNCH AND THEN WHEN THE OTHERS COME BACK THEY GO ON LUNCH BREAK.

FOR DISMISSAL -- FORTUNATELY OUR BUSES HAVE BEEN ARRIVING ON TIME AND TRANSPORTATION HAS BEEN AWESOME.

WE HAVE NOT HAD TO HOLD TEACHERS.

IT HAS BEEN DISMISSING ON TIME.

NOW I WILL TURN IT OVER TO MR. BALLARD.

>> GOOD EVENING.

MUCH LIKE AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL, OUR HIGH SCHOOLERS ARRIVE -- OUR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS PREP THE ROOMS FOR THE ARRIVAL OF STUDENTS.

THERE ARE NO OFFICIAL MORNING DUTIES FOR STAFF, BUT WE HAVE LOTS OF STAFF VOLUNTEER WHO COME DOWN AND HELP GREET THE KIDS IN THE MORNING AND MAKE SURE THE

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SCREENINGS HAVE BEGUN.

THE DAY BEGINS WITH THE RISING BLOCK WHERE THEY GET REMEDIATION FROM STAFF OR ATTEND IN-PERSON CLASSES.

THERE HAS BEEN NO CHANGE TO THE BELL SCHEDULE.

AFTER THIS STUDENTS ARE RELEASED TO THE FIRST BLOCK CLASS WHERE THE SEAL LESSON IS DELIVERED.

LUNCH NUMBERS ARE PREPARED.

DURING THE SCHOOL DAY VIRTUAL AND HYBRID TEACHERS FOUR BLOCKS EACH DAY FOR ONE BEING IN THE PLANNING PERIOD.

OUR BELL SCHEDULE IS 20 MINUTES BETWEEN CLASSES FOR SCREEN BREAKS AND TO CLEAN CLASSROOMS BEFORE THE NEXT CLASS OF STUDENTS ARRIVE AT THEIR DOOR.

THEY ARE DONE BY ANNOUNCEMENT AND IN THE HALLWAY TO CONTROL TRAFFIC.

THE LUNCH BLOCK IS 60 MINUTES LONG.

HYBRID TEACHERS HAVE A LUNCH BUDDY.

THEY HAVE 30 MINUTES DUTY FREE LUNCH AND 30 MINUTES OF STUDENT SUPERVISION.

WE ASKED OUR TEACHERS TO HOLD 30 MINUTES OF OFFICE HOURS A DAY IN ADDITION TO THE 30-MINUTE DUTY FREE LUNCH.

FOR DISMISSAL OUR HYBRID TEACHERS -- THERE ARE NO DISMISSAL DUTIES FOR STAFF, AND EVEN IF THE BUSES WEREN'T THERE ON TIME, WE HAVE ALTERNATE PLANS OF SUPERVISION OF THOSE STUDENTS WHILE THEY WAIT FOR THE HYBRID TEACHERS.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH, GUYS.

OKAY.

>> MADAM CHAIR?

>> ONE THING I WAS GOING TO MENTION, DURING MY TOURS THE PAST COUPLE WEEKS I WAS ABLE TO TALK TO SOME OF OUR STAFF MEMBERS IN THE CLASSROOM AND HAPPENED TO BE THERE WHEN THE STUDENTS WERE IN COURSES AT OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.

I ASKED THE QUESTION OF -- A LOT OF IN-PERSON TEACHERS SAY MY KID IS IN THE CLASSROOM SO HOW DO I GET PLANNING DONE? THE KIDS WERE ENGAGED ON THEIR HEADSETS.

THE TEACHERS WERE GETTING STUFF DONE.

THERE IS A TEACHER ON THE SCREEN WATCHING THEM AS WELL FOR THEIR ENCORE CLASSES, BUT IT DID WORK OUT.

IT IS US RETHINKING AND REIMAGINING WHAT EDUCATION LOOKS LIKE.

UNTIL YOU SEE IT FIRSTHAND, YOU REALLY DON'T KNOW IT IS POSSIBLE.

IT IS.

AND I ALSO WANT TO GIVE A QUICK KIND OF LIKE INSIGHT TO SOME OF OUR VIRTUAL TEACHERS TOO.

I DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO THINK THAT BECAUSE TEACHERS ARE VIRTUAL THAT THEIR WORLD IS SO EASY.

THEY ARE AT HOME.

PEOPLE ARE VIRTUAL BECAUSE THEY HAVE A MEDICAL CONDITION OR CHILD CARE ISSUES.

THAT MEANS THEY ARE HOME WITH THEIR KIDS AND TRYING TO DO SCHOOL TOO.

WE ALL KNOW WHAT THAT IS LIKE.

IT IS NOT LIKE THEIR JOB IS SO EASY BEING AT HOME AND NOT BEING IN OUR SCHOOLS.

IT IS NOT LIKE THEY ARE NOT WORKING.

OUR TEACHERS ARE WORKING EXTRA HARD.

TRYING TO ENGAGE STUDENTS AND YOU DON'T HAVE THE RESOURCES.

YOU DON'T HAVE THE MANIPULATIVES AND THE ANGLES YOU CAN DO LIKE YOU CAN IN A CLASSROOM.

I WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT VIRTUAL TEACHERS DON'T HAVE IT EASY.

WE ARE ALL HAVING CHALLENGES WHETHER IT IS IN PERSON OR VIRTUAL.

I WANT TO MAKE THAT CLEAR.

EVERYBODY IS WORKING HARD AND NOBODY IS GETTING A BREAK.

>> THANK YOU.

THAT'S A GOOD POINT, DR. HUTCHINGS.

IT IS LIKE A DIFFERENT SET OF CHALLENGES FOR EACH ENVIRONMENT.

I WOULD JUST REITERATE A MILLION THANK YOU'S TO ALL OF THE STAFF.

WHO THOUGHT WE WOULD BE HERE? I SURELY DID NOT.

WE ARE MAKING IT THROUGH AND WE ARE DOING A GOOD JOB I THINK.

SO THANK YOU, EVERYBODY.

AND WITH THAT SAID IT'S TIME FOR MY REPORT.

[18. Report from Meagan L. Alderton]

THE FIRST THING WOULD BE 1,1 -- 1,0001000000 -- 1THOUSAND, ONE MILLION, KUDOS TO REOPENING SCHOOLS.

HOW MANY SCHOOLS DID WE VISIT? A LOT.

IT WAS A BUSY DAY.

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IT WAS SO ENERGIZING TO SEE THE ENTHUSIASM AMONG THE STAFF.

ALL OF THESE SMILING FACES AND THE ENTHUSIASM AMONG THE STUDENTS.

ONE THING I FOUND INTERESTING AND I EXPECT WITH THE YOUNGER ONES, THE KINDERGARTENERS, THEY -- WHEN WE WENT INTO A CLASSROOM, THOSE STUDENTS LOOK LIKE THEY HAVE BEEN IN THE ENVIRONMENT ALL YEAR LONG.

IT SEEMED LIKE, YEAH, WE ARE HERE AND WE HAVE BEEN DOING THIS ALL YEAR LONG.

I DON'T KNOW IF ANYBODY HAS DONE A FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL WITH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND HOW WITH KINDERGARTEN, IT IS SUCH A HUGE EMOTIONAL PROCESS BECAUSE IT IS A BIG CHANGE BECAUSE THEY HAVEN'T DONE PRESCHOOL ESPECIALLY.

THESE KIDS, WHATEVER WE WERE DOING IT DEFINITELY SEEMED LIKE THEY WERE READY TO TRANSITION AND THEY SEEMED TO BE DOING WELL.

THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT STOOD OUT TO ME.

THE KIDS ARE EXCITED.

YOU ASK THEM WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE PART OF BEING HERE? I CAN'T WAIT FOR LUNCH.

I CAN'T WAIT FOR RECESS.

KUDOS.

IT WAS A REALLY GOOD DAY.

I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO SEE HOW WE PROGRESS THROUGH ALL OF THIS.

AND SECONDLY I WOULD LIKE TO MENTION THAT ALTHOUGH SOME BOARD MEETINGS ARE PRESENT, OUR MEETINGS ARE TECHNICALLY STILL VIRTUAL.

THEY ARE NOT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC AT THIS TIME.

PUBLIC COMMENTS ARE STILL HELD VIRTUALLY.

YOU CAN JOIN THE MEETING VIA ZOOM ON THE ACPS WEBSITE.

THAT'S WHERE WE ARE AT THIS TIME.

I FEEL EXCITED ABOUT BEING BACK.

IT FELT GOOD TO COME IN AND DO THIS TODAY.

YOU JUST FEEL -- THIS WEEK FEELS LIKE PROGRESS.

THANK YOU, EVERYONE.

YES.

EVERYONE.

THANK YOU.

AND SUSAN, I MEAN WE TALKED THROUGH THE LOGISTICS, BUT YOU HANDLED IT LIKE A CHAMP.

THANK YOU.

SHE SAID IT WAS FUN, EVERYONE.

FUN.

DR. HUTCHINGS, DO YOU HAVE ANY -- DO YOU HAVE A REPORT?

[19. Report from Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr.]

>> I WON'T REHASH ANYTHING YOU HAVEN'T SAID.

I SECOND EVERYTHING YOU SAID.

I DO WANT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS OPPORTUNITY.

I KNOW WE HAVE ON OUR SHIRTS TODAY THAT WE ARE ON THIS ANTI-RACIST JOURNEY.

I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT TO HONOR ALL OF THE VICTIMS OF THE SENSELESS ACTS OF VIOLENCE THAT WERE PERPETUATED IN THE ATLANTA METROPOLITAN AREA ON MARCH 16TH.

AS WE ARE ON THIS JOURNEY AND STRIVING TO BE ANTI-RACIST, WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE ACKNOWLEDGING WHEN THINGS ARE HAPPENING WHETHER IT IS IN OUR COMMUNITY OR OTHER COMMUNITIES, AND JUST BE AWARE OF WHAT WE ARE EXPERIENCING AS A COUNTRY.

I'M HOPING WE WILL CONTINUE TO AIM TO CHANGE THAT NARRATIVE.

IF WE CAN GET IT RIGHT IN K-12 IN REGARDS TO BEING ANTI-RACIST, CHILDREN GROW UP AND GO OUT TO THE WORLD AND THEY CONTINUE THAT LEGACY.

IF WE CAN GET IT RIGHT IF K-12, THEY LEAVE US GOING INTO THE WORLD AND THEY CAN CONTINUE THE LEGACY.

THIS IS WHY THE ANTI-RACIST WORK IS SO IMPORTANT AND WHY I APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT OUR BOARD IS 100% BEHIND THIS.

THIS IS WHAT YOU ALL STAND FOR.

OUR STAFF AS WELL.

IT REALLY IS GOING TO HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT FOR MANY GENERATIONS TO COME.

IT IS BEYOND OUR TERMS AND IT IS BEYOND OUR TENURE.

IT WILL CONTINUE.

I JUST WANTED TO TAKE THAT MOMENT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE VICTIMS FROM THAT SENSELESS ACT OF VIOLENCE AND TO THANK YOU ALL AS A BOARD FOR THE ANTI-RACIST JOURNEY WE ARE ON.

WE ARE ON THIS JOURNEY BECAUSE THE BOARD SAID THIS IS IMPORTANT FOR ALEXANDRIA CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

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AND YOU SAID RACIAL EQUITY HAS TO BE PART OF OUR WORK.

THANK YOU ALL FOR THAT.

>> THANK YOU, DR. HUTCHINGS.

DO WE HAVE ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS BY BOARD MEMBERS? OKAY.

WITH THAT SAID, MS. GENTRY, WOULD YOU MIND READING US INTO CLOSED SESSION?

[21. Closed Meeting]

>> CERTAINLY.

MADAM CHAIR, I MOVE THE BOARD CAN BE IN A CLOSED MEETING PURSUANT TO VIRGINIA CODE 2.2-3711A6 FOR DISCUSSION OR CONSIDERATION OF THE INVESTMENT OF PUBLIC FUNDS WHERE COMPETITION OR BARGAINING IS INVOLVED AND WHERE, IF MADE PUBLIC, WOULD ADVERSELY AFFECT THE FINANCIAL INTEREST OF THE BOARD, SPECIFICALLY A CONTRACT RELATED TO THE DOUGLAS MCARTHUR PROJECT.

>> SECOND.

>> I HAVE MS. GENTRY -- I'M SORRY MS. GREENE WHO SECONDS MS. GENTRY'S MOTION AND I WILL CALL FOR THE VOTE MEAGAN ALDERTON, YES.

CINDY ANDERSON?

>> YES.

>> RAMEE GENTRY?

>> YES.

>> JACINTA GREENE.

>> YES.

>> MARGARET LORBER.

>> YES.

>> VERONICA NOLAN?

>> YES.

>> MICHELLE RIEF?

>> YES.

>> CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ?

>> YES.

>> AND HEATHER THORNTON?

>> YES.

SO WE WILL MOVE INTO CLOSED SESSION.

PLEASE STAND BY.

PLEASE STAND BY.

>> ARE WE REALLY DOING THIS PICTURE THING? WE SHOULD ALL PUT MASKS ON.

>> I DON'T THINK THAT WOULD BE HYBRID-LIKE.

>> MARGARET, YOU AT LEAST CLEARLY HAD A HAIRCUT WHICH IS MORE THAN I'VE HAD IN A VERY LONGTIME.

>> SO ARE WE LIVE?

>> WE ARE BACK.

>> THE GUY WHO CUTS MY HAIR COMES TO OUR HOUSE.

>> IT IS RECORDING.

[22. Certification of Closed Meeting]

AND IT SAYS LIVE.

>> IT SAYS LIVE?

>> ALL RIGHT.

MADAM GENTRY, COULD YOU PLEASE CERTIFY THE CLOSED MEETING.

>> CERTAINLY.

PURSUANT TO VIRGINIA CODE 2.2-3712 I MOVE THAT THE BOARD CERTIFY ONLY PUBLIC BUSINESS MATTERS BY WHICH THE CLOSED MEETING WAS CONVENED AND PROTECTED BY THE LAWFUL OF PRE DOM INFORMATION ACT WERE HEARD, DISCUSSED OR CONSIDERED BY THE BOARD IN THE CLOSED MEETING ON MARCH 18TH, 2021.

>> SECOND.

>> I HAVE MS. LORBER WHO SECONDS MS. GENTRY'S MOTION.

I WILL CALL FOR THE VOTE.

MEAGAN ALDERTON, YES.

CINDY ANDERSON?

>> YES.

>> RAMEE GENTRY?

>> YES.

>> JACINTA GREENE?

>> YES.

>> PAUSING FOR TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.

>> WE ENDED WITH MS. GENTRY SO JACINTA GREENE?

>> YES.

>> MARGARET LORBER?

>> YES.

>> VERONICA NOLAN?

>> YES.

>> MICHELLE RIEF?

>> YES.

>> CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ?

>> YES.

>> AND HEATHER THORNTON?

>> YES.

>> DID I MISS ANYONE? MAY HAVE A MOTION TO ADJOURN.

>> MADAM CHAIR, I MOVE WE ADJOURN THE MEETING.

>> SECOND.

>> OKAY, MR. SUAREZ SECONDS MS. ANDERSON'S MOTION AND I WILL CALL FOR THE VOTE.

MEAGAN ALDERTON.

YES.

>> CINDY ANDERSON?

>> YES.

>> MARGARET LORBER.

>> YES.

>> MICHELLE RIEF?

>> YES.

>> CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ?

>> YES.

>> HEATHER THORNTON?

>> YES.

>> IT IS 9-0 AND WE ARE ADJOURNED.

>> GOOD NIGHT.

>> WE ARE NOT DOING THAT PICTURE?

>> NO PICTURE.

>> WAS THAT A JOKE?

>> NO.

WE ARE DOING A PICTURE SO DON'T MOVE.

>> OH NO.

>> I THOUGHT IT WAS A JOKE.

>> OH NO.

>> I THINK WE LOST CHRIS ALREADY.

>> WE ALREADY LOST CHRIS.

>> MAYBE NEXT TIME.

>> JUSTIN TOOK A PICTURE OF ALL OF US AT THE LAST MEETING.

JI THERE IS PROOF WE ARE STILL LIVING SO FAR.

>> WE CAN SUPERIMPOSE CHRIS' SQUARE ON TOP OF IT.

>> ALL RIGHT.

CAN WE -- CAN WE GET A GALLERY VIEW?

>> WE SHOULD SHOW OUR SHIRTS TOO.

>> ONE, TWO, THREE.

>> WAIT.

WE WANT TO SHOW OUR SHIRTS.

I CAN'T SEE MY FACE AND MY SHIRT.

>> ONE, TWO, THREE.

>> IT IS A CANDID KIND OF A THING, ALL RIGHT?

>> ARE WE DONE?

>> BYE.



* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.