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[Call to Order]

[00:00:02]

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

WELCOME TO THE SCHOOL BOARD CITY COUNCIL SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING.

I'M CALLING THIS MEETING TO ORDER AT 5:03 PM.

AND I'M GOING TO START WITH A BRIEF STATEMENT REGARDING HOW YOUR MEETING.

DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC EMERGENCY, THE JUNE 28, 2021 MEETING OF THE CITY COUNCIL/SCHOOL BOARD SUBCOMMITTEE IS BEING HELD ELECTRONICALLY PURSUANT TO VIRGINIA CODE SECTION 2.2-3708.2(A)(3), THE CONTINUITY OF GOVERNMENT ORDINANCE ADOPTED BY THE CITY COUNCIL ON JUNE 20, 2020 OR SECTION 4-0.01(G) IN HB29 AND HB30, ENACTED BY THE 2020 VIRGINIA GENERAL ASSEMBLY (VIRGINIA ACTS OF ASSEMBLY CH.

1283 AND 1289, TO UNDERTAKE ESSENTIAL BUSINESS.

ALL OF THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD AND STAFF ARE PARTICIPATING FROM REMOTE LOCATIONS THROUGH A VIDEO CONFERENCE CALL ON ZOOM.

THIS MEETING IS BEING HELD ELECTRONICALLY, UNLESS A DETERMINATION IS MADE THAT IT IS SAFE ENOUGH TO BE HELD IN PERSON IN THE CITY COUNCIL WORKROOM AT 301 KING STREET, ALEXANDRIA, VA.

ELECTRONIC ACCESS WILL BE PROVIDED IN EITHER EVENT.

SO MOVING ON, DO WE HAVE ANY PUBLIC COMMENTS FOR THIS MEETING? NO PUBLIC COMMENT.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

SO MOVING FURTHER ALONG, WE NEED TO â€" WE ARE STARTING WITH THE COVID-19 UPDATE.

[I. COVID- 19 Update]

>> MR. JINKS: I'LL GO AHEAD AND START FOR THE CITY SIDE.

THE STATISTICS ALL CONTINUE TO IMPROVE.

SO WE ARE AT A LOW LEVEL OF TRANSMISSION THE WAY THE HEALTH PEOPLE MEASURE IT.

OUR AVERAGE CASES ARE ROLLING AT TWO CASES FOR THE LAST SEVEN DAYS.

WE WERE 17, 18, 20 TIMES THAT LAST YEAR.

PEOPLE WERE TESTING POSITIVE NOW IS 1.1 PERCENT SO THAT IS VERY LOW.

HOSPITALIZATIONS HAVE DROPPED.

THEY ARE DOWN, PROBABLY, 92 TO 95 PERCENT FROM WHERE THEY WERE.

EVEN THIS PAST SPRING.

SO THE NUMBERS ARE ALL GOOD.

DOESN'T MEAN WE ARE OUT OF THE WOODS? NUMBER WE STILL HAVE PEOPLE TO VACCINATE.

AND THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT CONTINUES TO DO THAT.

AND CONTACT TRACING STILL GOES ON.

AND PEOPLE WHO HAVEN'T GOTTEN VACCINATED ARE STILL AT RISK.

DOCTOR GADDY IS HERE.

YOU WANT TO ADD ANYTHING?

>> SURE! AND I THINK AFTER YOU RETIRE, I THINK WE WILL RECRUIT YOU TO COME WORK AT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT! IT SEEMS LIKE YOU HAVE A HANDLE ON EVERYTHING.

AND WHAT WE WILL ADD TO THE STATISTICS ARE I GUESS A LITTLE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT VACCINATIONS.

OVERALL, OUR ADULT VACCINATION RATE IS ABOUT 67 PERCENT OF THE POPULATION.

THAT'S FOR OVER 18.

AND IT'S LIKELY EVEN HIGHER THAN THAT, BECAUSE WE STILL DON'T HAVE THE PEOPLE WHO WERE VACCINATED IN MARYLAND OR DC OR BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

BUT I THINK WE FEEL PRETTY COMFORTABLE SAYING THAT WE ARE IN THE 70 PERCENT IT IF WE WERE ABLE TO ADD THAT DATA AND.

I THINK WHAT THIS GROUP MIGHT BE INTERESTED IN IS THE VACCINATION RATE IN THE 12 TO 19-YEAR-OLDS.

THAT CURRENTLY IS 57.6 PERCENT OF THOSE FOLKS HAVE AT LEAST ONE DOSE.

THAT'S ACTUALLY HI, IF WE LOOK AT THE REST OF THE STATE.

THE STATE AVERAGE IS ONLY AROUND 38 PERCENT.

LUCKILY FOR US, THE OTHER NORTHERN VIRGINIA DISTRICTS ALSO HAVE A FAIRLY HIGH VACCINATION RATE IN THAT AGE GROUP.

AND I THINK THAT HOPEFULLY WE WILL SEE THE IMPACT OF THAT WHEN THERE ARE INTERJURISDICTIONAL SPORTS OR OTHER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES THAT HAPPEN THAT WILL BENEFIT FROM HAVING ALL OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA WITH A FAIRLY HIGH VACCINATION RATE IN THOSE YOUTH.

THAT DOES MEAN THERE ARE 42 PERCENT OF THAT AGE GROUP THAT ARE NOT YET VACCINATED.

AND SO, WE ARE DOING A FEW SPECIFIC THINGS TO TRY AND GET TO THOSE FOLKS.

SO TODAY WAS THE FIRST DAY THAT THE TEAM WELLNESS CENTER START VACCINATING

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OUT OF THE CLINIC ITSELF.

AND WE ARE STARTING WITH VACCINATING STUDENTS.

STUDENTS MEANING ANYONE IN ALEXANDRIA WHO WAS BETWEEN 12 AND 19 YEARS OLD.

THEY DON'T HAVE TO BE ATTENDING TC TO BE ABLE TO GET THE VACCINE.

SO WE ARE STARTING TO OFFER TO ANYBODY WHO WAS COMING IN FOR ANY REASON.

WE ARE ALSO OFFERING THE VACCINE AND SETTING UP A SEPARATE VACCINE SCHEDULE WHERE YOU CAN MAKE AN APPOINTMENT TO SPECIFICALLY GET THE VACCINE.

AND WE WILL BE EXPANDING THE APPOINTMENTS NOT ONLY TO STUDENTS, BUT TO THE FAMILIES OF STUDENTS, AS WELL AS TO SCHOOL STAFF.

SO WE ARE DOING A BIT OF A SOFT OPENING RIGHT NOW AND NOT WIDELY PUBLICIZING THIS UNTIL WE ARE SURE WE HAVE OUR PROCESSES DOWN REALLY WELL.

AT THAT POINT, WE WILL PARTNER WITH THE ACP ASK COMMUNICATIONS TO BE ABLE TO PUSH THIS INFORMATION OUT.

WE ARE THANKFUL FOR THEIR PARTNERSHIP IN THE PAST FOR GETTING THE WORD OUT ABOUT OPPORTUNITIES.

AND WE WILL BE DOING THAT AS SOON AS WE ARE READY.

THE OTHER THING WE ARE DOING IS CONTINUING TO HAVE OUR SMALLER COMMUNITY EVENTS â€" HAVING SUCCESS AT APARTMENT COMPLEXES.

FRANCIS HAMMOND IS ACTUALLY OUR SATURDAY SITE NOW.

AND AT THOSE VARIOUS COMMUNITY EVENTS, WHERE WE ARE TRYING TO GET INTO NEIGHBORHOODS, WE ARE ALWAYS USING THE PFIZER VACCINE.

AND THAT'S SPECIFICALLY FOR THE PURPOSE OF BEING ABLE TO OFFER IT DOWN TO AGE 12 AS IT IS STILL THE ONLY VACCINE THAT'S AUTHORIZED FOR THAT AGE GROUP.

I THINK THAT'S THE REST OF THE UPDATE.

UNLESS THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS?

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ADDITIONAL TO ADD, DOCTOR CRAWFORD?

>> I WOULD JUST ADD THAT WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH DOCTOR GADDY'S AWESOME TEAM TO GET A PILOT UP AND RUNNING FOR SUMMER SCHOOL IN A FEW WEEKS, AS WE LOOK AT DOING SCREENING TESTING.

RIGHT NOW, WE ARE LOOKING AT ONE SCHOOL TO RUN THROUGH A PILOT TO GET US SET UP FOR THE FALL.

THIS WOULD BE SCREENING OF ASYMPTOMATIC INDIVIDUALS.

OF COURSE, PARENTS CONSENT.

IT WOULD BE VOLUNTARY ONLY FOR OUR FAMILIES.

SO THAT CONVERSATION CONTINUES AND WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT.

WITH THE DAILY SUPPORT OF THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

IT SEEMS LIKE WHEN WE OVER SUMMER SCHOOL IN A FEW WEEKS.

THANK YOU.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: THANK YOU.

>> I WILL JUST TALK ON ONE MORE THING.

I AM VERY GRATEFUL FOR ACPS'S WILLINGNESS TO PARTNER IN THIS PILOT.

THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHER SCHOOL JUROR SIX THAT WERE REALLY NOT AS INTERESTED IN DOING THIS, EVEN THOUGH IT'S VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

AND SO, THE FACT THAT WE ARE DOING THIS PILOT AND LOOKING AT TESTING OPTIONS IS REALLY QUITE COMMENDABLE.

BECAUSE IT'S NOT AN EASY FEAT.

SO WE REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: THANK YOU.

SO I WILL TURN IT OVER FOR QUESTIONS.

MR. MAYOR?

>> MAYOR WILSON: LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION â€" ON THE TESTING â€" IN THE PAST WHEN WE DISCUSSED IT, WE UNDERSTOOD THERE TO BE RESISTANCE FROM THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT ON THAT CONCEPT.

I GUESS â€" WHAT CHANGED? DO WE THINK, AT THIS STAGE IN THE PANDEMIC, IT MAKES SENSE TO HAVE THAT KIND OF AVAILABLE? OR TALK ABOUT THE THINKING THERE.

>> SO I GUESS I'M NOT SURE WHEN â€" ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT WAY BACK AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PANDEMIC? OR?

>> MAYOR WILSON: IN THE MARCH TIMEFRAME.

>> OKAY.

I GUESS I'M NOT ENTIRELY SURE WHAT THE CONVERSATIONS WERE DONE.

REALLY, WHAT THE THOUGHT IS NOW IS, PARTICULARLY, BECAUSE WE KNOW A LOT OF STUDENTS ARE THE UNVACCINATED POPULATION, AND WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE BARRIERS TO BEING ABLE TO PROVIDE SIX FOOT DISTANCING AND A LOT OF SPACE, THAT WE RECOMMEND â€" EVEN REGARDLESS OF THAT â€" IS TO TRY TO TEST 10 TO 20 PERCENT OF THE STUDENT BODY ONCE A WEEK TO DO SCREENING TESTING TO TRY AND CATCH POTENTIAL CASES â€" BEFORE THERE IS POTENTIALLY AN OUTBREAK.

AND TO DO GOOD SCREENING AND MAKE TESTING AVAILABLE IF PEOPLE ARE COMING IN

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SYMPTOMATIC â€" TO BE ABLE TO GET THEM TESTED RIGHT AWAY.

>> MAYOR WILSON: DON'T GET ME WRONG â€" I'M NOT TRYING TO PUT YOU ON THE SPOT OR DISAGREEING.

I'M HAPPY TO HEAR THIS.

IT'S JUST I KNOW THAT WHEN WE DISCUSSED THIS PREVIOUSLY, YOUR PREDECESSOR HAD EXPRESSED RESISTANCE TO THE CONCEPT OF IT NOT BEING A GOOD USE OF RESOURCES.

AND I DON'T KNOW, AGAIN, MAYBE IT HAS MORE TO DO WITH WHERE WE ARE IN THE PANDEMIC AT THIS POINT.

>> IT MAY HAVE HAD TO DO WITH WHAT THE TESTING RESOURCES WERE AT THE TIME.

I DON'T KNOW IF DOCTOR CRAWFORD COULD.

>> VICE CHAIR NOLAN: ANY OF THOSE CONVERSATIONS.

>> I CAN ADD ON THERE.

IT'S A VERY GOOD QUESTION AND YOUR MEMORY IS COMPLETELY CORRECT.

IT WAS ALSO WITH RESPECT TO DIAGNOSTIC TESTING.

SO FIRST SEPTUM ATTIC INDIVIDUALS, THERE WERE CONCERNS THAT FAMILIES MAY SEND STUDENTS TO SCHOOL IF THEY WERE SYMPTOMATIC.

KNOWING THAT THEY COULD JUST GET A TEST ON SITE THERE AND THEY WOULD BE FINE.

IT ALSO WAS RESOURCE HEAVY â€" IT WASN'T AS.

BUT AT THIS POINT, BECAUSE WE ARE DOING A PILOT, THE TEST WILL BE FREE.

THE STATE IS FUNDING THEM.

THEY ARE ALSO SPONSORING THE WAIVER FOR US.

SO THERE IS A LOT OF STRUCTURAL SUPPORT IN PLACE RIGHT NOW THAT IS NOT â€" WHEN YOU GO BACK TO JANUARY, FEBRUARY, AND MARCH.

I THINK THIS CAME ABOUT THE BEGINNING OF MAY WHEN THE CONVERSATIONS WERE HAD â€" THE VDH AND THE VD D LEVEL.

AND NOW THERE IS A LOT OF FUNDING BEHIND IT.

SO THE PROCESS HAS GOTTEN A LITTLE CLEANER.

AND WE ARE ALSO TALKING ABOUT THE SCREENING â€" THE ASYMPTOMATIC SCREENING TESTING OF A CERTAIN PERCENTAGE, WHICH IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT.

SO WE HAVE MORE SUPPORT.

WE HAVE MORE MONEY.

AND I THINK WE HAVE MORE KNOWLEDGE SINCE WE HAVE THE FEW MONTHS BEHIND US OF HOW TO MAKE IT SUCCESSFUL.

>> MAYOR WILSON: AND I GUESS THE FOLLOW-UP QUESTION â€" I KNOW WE KEEP HEARING THAT THE CDC IS EXPECTING TO UPDATE THE GUIDANCE FOR SCHOOLS.

THE LAST I READ IS THEY EXPECT THAT TO HAPPEN AFTER THE SCHOOL YEAR IS DONE.

I DON'T KNOW WHEN AFTER THE SCHOOL YEAR.

BUT I'M JUST MINDFUL THAT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE STUDENTS BACK IN A LITTLE LESS THAN TWO MONTHS TODAY.

SO ARE WE HEARING ANYTHING ABOUT THE TIMING AND WHEN THAT'S EXPECTED FROM THE CDC? AND WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE? FACTS I HAVE NOT HEARD ANYTHING.

THERE ARE A COUPLE MEETINGS THIS WEEK THAT I AM PLANNING ON BUGGING VDH â€" IF THEY KNOW ANYTHING AND TRY TO PUT THE PRESSURE ON TO GET US SOME INFORMATION ABOUT THAT.

I THINK IT WOULD BE EXTREMELY HELPFUL FOR PLANNING PURPOSES.

>> MAYOR WILSON: NO KIDDING! OKAY.

MAYBE WE CAN UP TEMP TO APPLY PRESSURE FROM THE FEDERAL SIDE.

WE CAN WORK ON THAT.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: MR. CHAIRMAN?

>> QUICK QUESTION TO DOCTOR GADDY.

I THINK I READ SOMEWHERE â€" AND I'M SORRY IF THIS COMES ODDLY, BUT I READ SOMEWHERE ABOUT MORE FOLKS BEING WORRIED ABOUT VARIANCE, PARTICULARLY THE DELTA.

DO WE HAVE ANY KIND OF EARLY CONTEXT ABOUT WHAT THAT COULD MEAN FOR US AS WE GET DEEPER AND DEEPER IN THE SUMMER OR THE EARLY FALL?

>> SURE! SO I GUESS TO GIVE CONTEXT ABOUT THE VARIANCE, THERE ARE ABOUT SIX VARIANTS THAT WE ARE WATCHING RIGHT NOW.

AND THE DELTA VARIANT IS THE ONE THAT IS MOST QUICKLY GROWING IN PREVALENCE.

AND IT IS EXPECTED TO EVENTUALLY BECOME THE MOST PROMINENT VARIANT, JUST BECAUSE THE EASE OF WHICH IT SEEMS TO BE TRANSMISSIBLE.

FORTUNATELY, AT THIS POINT, WE DON'T HAVE ANY EVIDENCE TO SUGGEST THAT IT IS EVADING THE PROTECTION OF THE VACCINE.

BUT OF COURSE, THAT MEANS IT IS STILL VERY LIKELY TO SPREAD AMONG THE UNVACCINATED POPULATION.

AND I THINK, WHAT THAT MEANS SPECIFICALLY IN SCHOOL SITUATIONS, IS IF WE HAVE A DELTA VARIANT AND WE HAVE A NUMBER OF SCHOOLCHILDREN CLOSE TOGETHER, WE MAY BE MORE LIKELY TO SEE MORE OUTBREAKS THAN WE OTHERWISE WOULD HAVE IF THIS VARIANT

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BECOMES A PREDOMINANT STRANGE THERE IS A VARIANT DASHBOARD THAT IS PUBLICLY AVAILABLE FROM VDH THAT SHOWS FOR EACH DISTRICT †WHICH VARIANTS HAVE BEEN FOUND.

THE ACTUAL NUMBER OF PEOPLE WITH VARIANCE IS PROBABLY HIGHER THAN WHAT IS SHOWN.

NOT EVERY TEST IS SEQUENCED FOR VARIANCE.

SO THERE IS SORT OF A SELECT NUMBER OF TESTS THAT ARE SEQUENCED.

AND THAT'S WHERE THOSE NUMBERS COME FROM.

BUT IT GIVES AN IDEA OF THE PREVALENCE AND THE RATIO OF CERTAIN VARIANCE TO OTHER VARIANCE.

>> MAYOR WILSON: AT WHAT POINT ARE WE GONNA SEE WE ARE IN â€" â€".

>> -- -- HAVE VACCINATED VERSE UNVACCINATED POPULATIONS â€" WHAT DEGREE OF DIFFERENCE IN SPREAD MIGHT BE THERE.

SO WE ARE BASICALLY MONITORING IT CLOSELY.

IF WE SEE THE CASE COUNTS GOING UP BECAUSE OF THE SEQUENCING, IT SHOULD BE FAIRLY EASY TO ASCERTAIN IF THE CASES ARE GOING UP BECAUSE OF ONE PARTICULAR VARIANT.

AND IF WE ARE SEEING ANY VACCINE BREAKTHROUGH CASES THAT SEEM LIKE AN ABNORMALLY HIGH NUMBER OF BREAKTHROUGH CASES THAT MIGHT BE DUE TO ANY VARIANCE, AND THEN I THINK WE WILL BE LISTENING TO GUIDANCE FROM THE CDC AND THE STATE.

AT THAT POINT, IF IT SEEMS THE TRENDS ARE GOING OPPOSITE OF WHAT WE WANT, TO KNOW WHETHER THERE IS ADDITIONAL MITIGATION MEASURES THAT WE WOULD NEED TO PUT BACK IN PLACE.

>> THANK YOU.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: ALL RIGHT.

VICE CHAIR NOLAN, ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?

>> VICE CHAIR NOLAN: NO THANK YOU, BUT I APPRECIATE IT.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: BEFORE WE MOVE ON, MADAME CLERK, I REALIZE THAT I MADE A BOO-BOO AND WE DID NOT ADOPT THE AGENDA.

DO YOU NEED ME TO GO BACK AND ADOPT THE AGENDA?

>> YES! THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

THANK YOU.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: MY APOLOGIES, EVERYONE! I DID NOT WANT TO BREAK THE RULES.

SO CAN I HAVE A MOTION TO ADOPT THE AGENDA FOR THIS MEETING?

[III. Approval of May 24, 2021 Meeting Summary (attached)]

>> MADAM CHAIR, I RECOMMEND WE ADOPT THE AGENDA FOR THIS MEETING.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: ALL IN FAVOR? ALL RIGHT.

WE HAVE ADOPTED THE AGENDA.

THANK YOU, EVERYONE.

SO MOVING ON TO THE NEXT ITEM.

WE HAVE â€".

>> APPROVE THE MINUTES?

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: YES.

FROM THE MAY 24, 2021 MEETING SUMMARY.

SO ALL IN FAVOR? ALL RIGHT.

GREAT.

SO WE APPROVED THE MEETING SUMMARY MINUTES.

ALL RIGHT.

SO WE CAN MOVE ON TO MAJOR PROJECTS.

THE FIRST IS A CVS FALL EXPAND ITS FACILITY NEEDS.

[IV. Major Projects]

DO WE HAVE ANY DISCUSSION ON THAT?

>> I WILL YIELD TO DOCTOR HEART.

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I BELIEVE THIS IS NO LONGER AN ISSUE.

STAFF MET FOR A BETTER PART OF A MONTH AND 1/2.

WE DID OUR DUE DILIGENCE.

ULTIMATELY, THE REQUEST DID NOT NEED TO BE SATISFIED.

DOCTOR HEART CAN ADD ANYTHING SHE NEEDS TO.

>> I CONCUR WHAT WITH NICK MS. COLLINS SAID.

WE CONCLUDED OUR MEETINGS PROBABLY ROUGHLY 3 AND A HALF WEEKS AGO UPON THE DECISION NOT TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE SOCIAL DISTANCING IN THE FALL.

BUT WE DO HAVE THAT SMALL COMMITTEE THAT IS COMMITTED TO MEET AGAIN IF, FOR WHATEVER REASON, IT BECOMES NECESSARY FOR US TO START DISCUSSIONS ABOUT POTENTIAL USES OF SPACE.

HOPEFULLY, GOD FORBID, THAT COMES TO LIGHT IN THE FALL.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: YES MR. MAYOR?

>> MAYOR WILSON: SO THIS MEANS WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF THIS NEED OFF THE TABLE, THIS ALLOWS US TO PURSUE ALL OF OUR PROGRAMS IN THOSE FACILITIES AT FULL CAPACITY INTO THE FALL?

>> YES AND NUMBER AND I THINK WHEN MS. ORLANDO GIVES YOU THE REPORT OUT WILL ADDRESS SOME OF THE FALL ISSUES.

AS YOU KNOW, NOT JUST FOR SWIMMING POOLS, BUT STAFFING HAS BEEN A CHALLENGE THAT WE HAVE NOT SEEN IN RECENT YEARS.

SO WE CAN.

>> VICE CHAIR NOLAN: IT NOW, OR WE CAN WAIT UNTIL â€".

>> MAYOR WILSON: WE CAN WAIT.

LET'S PUT IT THIS WAY â€" TO THE EXTENT WE WILL DISCUSS THAT LATER, THE ISSUES ARE NOT A CPS'S POTENTIAL USE OF THE FACILITIES AS A CONSTRAINT? WE HAVE OTHER CONSTRAINTS THAT WE WILL DISCUSS LATER? OKAY.

THANK YOU.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: THANK YOU.

SO WE CAN MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM.

DO WE HAVE ANY UPDATES ON THE HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT? I SEE ERIKA'S CAMERA ON!

>> I CAN PROVIDE A BRIEF UPDATE IF YOU WANT.

SO WE ARE WORKING THROUGH THE DESIGN.

WE HAD A FEW GREAT MEETINGS LAST WEEK INCLUDING ONE RELATED TO THE POOL THAT I SEE AS A SEPARATE AGENDA ITEM ON THE AGENDA TONIGHT.

BUT WE ARE WORKING THROUGH SOME OF THOSE CRITICAL DESIGN DECISIONS, AS WELL AS WITH KATE GARVEY AND HER TEAM ON DECIDING WHERE THE EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSROOMS ARE GOING TO GO.

AND SO THINGS ARE STARTING TO FALL INTO PLACE.

AND WE ARE MOVING THROUGH THE DESIGN.

WE ARE ON BOARDING OUR CONSTRUCTION MANAGER.

I DON'T BELIEVE THE CONTRACT IS FULLY APPROVED, SO I CAN'T SAY WHO IT IS.

BUT WE ARE EXCITED FOR THAT TEAM TO JOIN AS WELL.

AND I THINK THOSE ARE THE MAIN UPDATES.

I'LL TAKE ANY QUESTIONS IF THERE'S ANYTHING SPECIFIC.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: I HAVE COUNCILMAN CHAPMAN.

>> THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

A COUPLE DAYS AGO, CITY COUNCIL RECEIVED A LETTER FROM OUR PARKS AND DIRECT COMMISSION, CONCERNED ABOUT USE OF POTENTIAL ALTERNATIVES AROUND THE LOSS OF THE USE OF THE MANY HOWARD FIELD.

I BELIEVE THERE IS A CONVERSATION EARLIER â€" MAYBE A YEAR OR SO AGO.

HAVE THERE BEEN ANY OTHER FURTHER CONVERSATION ON THE ACPS SIDE ON THE ALTERNATIVES OR CHANGES IN HOW THEY ARE GOING TO BE USING THEIR FIELDS?

>> SURE.

YOU ARE REFERRING TO THE INTERIM â€" WHILE WE ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION?

>> YES MA'AM.

>> SO OUR PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEAM AS WELL AS THE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT DETERMINED THAT THEY WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE DO WITHOUT THOSE FIELDS DURING CONSTRUCTION.

I DO KNOW, HOWEVER, THAT THERE IS SOME CONVERSATION ABOUT SOME OF THE DISPLACED COMMUNITY USE.

I BELIEVE JACK IS LOOKING INTO POTENTIAL OPTIONS IF NEEDED FOR THOSE PROGRAMS.

>> SO BASICALLY, WE ARE LOOKING AT REDISTRIBUTING OUR PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT THE SYSTEM.

WE WILL HAVE CONTINUED DISCUSSIONS WITH ERICA AND HER TEAM.

IF THERE IS ANYTHING WE CAN DO ON EXISTING SCHOOL SITES.

AS EVERYONE IS AWARE, THERE REALLY ISN'T ANOTHER SITE IN THE CITY LIKE HOWARD.

WE ARE LIKELY TO HAVE TO PUT ADDITIONAL PROGRAMMING ON SOME OF OUR NON-LIT FIELDS.

SPREADOUT ACTIVITIES ON THE WEEKEND AND UTILIZE OUR INFRASTRUCTURE.

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AS I STATED, THERE ISN'T ANYTHING LIKE MANY HOWARD THAT WE CAN REPLACE IT WITH â€" WITHIN OUR SYSTEM.

WE DO HOPE TO HAVE ALE BOOTH ONLINE, PROBABLY SOMETIME AROUND THE TIME THAT THIS LOCATION WILL GO OFF-LINE.

WE EXPECT TO HAVE THAT ON IN EARLY 2022 BY SPRING.

WHICH WOULD ADD A SYNTHETIC TURF FIELD TO THAT LOCATION, WHICH HAVE AN OVERLAID RECTANGULAR FIELD AS WELL.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: MR. MAYOR?

>> MAYOR WILSON: SO IS THE ISSUE WITH THE TYPE OF FIELD? OR THE LIGHTING AND SCHEDULED AVAILABILITY OF THE FIELD? BECAUSE I THINK WHEN WE DISCUSSED THIS LAST TIME, WE TALKED ABOUT CONSIDERING LIGHTING ANOTHER FIELD THAT IS NOT CURRENTLY LIT.

AND I KNOW THAT WAS PART OF THE EXPLORATION.

I GUESS, WHERE DO THOSE DISCUSSIONS GO?

>> WE HAVEN'T GOTTEN TOO FAR DOWN THE ROAD IN REGARD TO THAT.

THAT WOULD REQUIRE US TO PUT IN ADDITIONAL FUNDING AND GO THROUGH A NUMBER OF PERMITTING PROCESSES.

WE COULDN'T JUST ADD LIGHTS TO AN EXISTING FIELD.

>> MAYOR WILSON: TELL US ABOUT IT (LAUGHING)!

>> RIGHT.

IT'S A LITTLE BIT OF BOTH.

THE FACT IS, MANY HOWARD HAS A RESTROOM FACILITY, PARKING, AND LIGHTS.

NOT EVERY FIELD HAS ALL OF THOSE ATTRIBUTES.

WE HAVE SOME FIELDS WITH SYNTHETIC TURF THAT DON'T HAVE LIGHTS.

WE HAVE FIELDS THAT HAVE GRASS WITH LIGHTING, SO WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL TO THE EXTENT THAT WE DON'T PUSH THE LIMITS WITH REGARDS TO MAINTENANCE.

WITHIN OUR PARKS SYSTEM, WE DO NOT HAVE A COMPARABLE FIELD TO JUST DROP THOSE PROGRAMS IN.

WE WILL HAVE CONTINUED DISCUSSIONS WITH ACPS.

WE COULD USE THE NEW PARKER GRAYFIELD BUT NOT THE LIGHTING PER THE AGREEMENT THAT WAS STRUCK THERE.

WE COULD REQUEST THAT FIELD, BUT WE DON'T HAVE THE LIGHTING AVAILABLE.

>> MAYOR WILSON: I GUESS TO PUT A FINER POINT ON IT, IF WE WANT â€" I DON'T WANT TO BE IN A SITUATION WHERE WE REALIZE

>> MAYOR WILSON: WAS I? SORRY.

CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?

>> YES.

>> MAYOR WILSON: I DON'T WANT TO MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY.

SO IF WE NEED TO IDENTIFY ALTERNATIVES, LET'S DO THAT AND PUT THEM IN PLACE.

I THOUGHT THAT'S WHAT WE AGREED TO DO WHEN WE LAST DISCUSSED THIS.

>> THAT IS OCCURRING.

WE WILL BE COMING TO OUR PARKS AND WRECKED COMMISSION NEXT MONTH WITH SOME OPTIONS OF WHAT WE THINK WE CAN DO WITH THE EXISTING FIELDS.

OPPORTUNITIES TO PARTNER WITH ACPS.

WE CAN UTILIZE OUR SOFTBALL FIELDS IN THE OF FIELDS THAT ARE CURRENTLY GRASS AND LIGHTED.

BUT WE WILL HAVE TO GET CREATED.

INITIALLY AT THE BEGINNING.

BECAUSE THIS FIELD IS GOING TO GO OFF-LINE NEXT SPRING.

AND GETTING THROUGH THE COMMUNITY PROCESS AND APPROVAL PROCESS AND PROCUREMENT PROCESS, IT WILL TAKE A LITTLE TIME FOR US TO CONSIDER LIGHTING EXISTING FACILITIES THAT DO NOT HAVE LIGHTS.

THAT WILL BE A SHORT PROCESS.

BUT WE ARE LOOKING AT EVERY AVENUE.

AND IF WE HAVE TO, WE MIGHT HAVE TO RESORT TO RENTING A LIGHTS FOR SHORT PERIODS OF TIME.

BECAUSE THE NEED WILL CHANGE THAT THE YEAR.

THIS TIME OF THE YEAR WE CAN GET AWAY WITH EXTENDED PROGRAMMING IN THE EVENING HOURS AS OPPOSED TO WHAT WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO DO IN LATE SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER OR NOVEMBER.

>> MAYOR WILSON: MY FRUSTRATION AS WE TALKED ABOUT THIS A LONG TIME AGO AS JOHN SAID.

AND MY HOPE WAS WE WOULD BE ABLE TO TALK ABOUT SOME OF THE MORE EXTENSIVE OPTIONS HERE TO ADDRESS THIS NEED.

AND IT SOUNDS LIKE WE AREN'T THERE.

>> I CAN GIVE YOU A RUNDOWN OF THE OPTIONS.

OPTIONS SUCH AS PUTTING THE LIGHTS AT HAMMOND AND JEFFERSON HOUSTON.

THOSE ARE TWO CURRENT SYNTHETIC TURF FIELDS.

PLENTY OF PARKING BUT THEY JUST DON'T HAVE LIGHTS.

ONE OTHER OPTION IS DO WE DO SOMETHING AT THE SIMPSON LOCATION, WHERE WE CURRENTLY HAVE THE RECTANGULAR FIELDS THAT ARE EARMARKED FOR POTENTIAL SCHOOL SITES, BUT THAT'S A TOTAL CONVERSION.

AND THAT IS NOT CURRENTLY BUDGETED WITH ANY OF OUR PLANS.

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THE SIMPSON RESERVATION DOES NOT INCLUDE FUNDING FOR THAT.

WE HAVE THE AUTHORITY ALREADY.

WE GOT APPROVAL MANY YEARS AGO TO ADD LIGHTING THERE.

THAT PART IS DONE.

BUT WE WOULD HAVE TO SUBMIT FOR THE FUNDING AND DO A TOTAL CONVERSION OF THAT FIELD, WHICH WOULD INCLUDE LIGHTS AND SYNTHETIC TURF.

SO WE DO HAVE OPTIONS THAT WE ARE PLANNING TO PUT FORWARD IN OUR NEXT BUDGET CYCLE.

SO WE CAN LOAD THE CIP â€" WHETHER WE PARTNER UP AND GET ON THE SAME CYCLE WITH ACPS.

WE ARE IN DISCUSSIONS WITH THEM THAT WHEN THEY MOVE FORWARD â€" AND THEY PLAN TO DO SOME EXPLORATORY DESIGN WORK THIS SUMMER WITH GW.

THAT CAN BE ANOTHER LOCATION.

BUT AGAIN, THAT DOESN'T HAVE PREAPPROVED LIGHTING SO WE WILL HAVE TO GO THROUGH A PROCESS THERE.

BUT THEY ARE PLANNING A CONVERSION PROCESS THERE AND WOULD LIKE TO GET ON THE GROUND FLOOR TO SEE WHAT WE CAN PREPARE FOR THAT.

SO THAT WAY WE CAN GET THE FUNDING AND THE PUBLIC IS WILLING â€" WE WOULD HAVE TH INFRASTRUCTURE TO ADD LIGHTING.

BUT THEY WILL NOT HAPPEN UNFORTUNATELY BY NEXT SPRING.

>> MR. JINKS: IN REGARDS TO THE FUNDING ABILITY, I THINK WE HAVE FLEXIBILITY FOR NEXT SPRING.

SO WE CAN EXPLORE THAT.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: MR. CHAPMAN?

>> THANK YOU COTTAM MADAM CHAIR.

ONE OF THE OPPORTUNITIES I RAISED TO MR. BROWN WAS THE POTENTIAL USE OF JOAN'S POINT.

I KNOW THAT'S UNDER NATIONAL PARKS SERVICE AS WELL.

SO WE HAVE TO HAVE CONVERSATIONS WITH THEM AND FIGURE OUT WHAT THEIR DECISION IS ON USE OF THOSE MULTI USE FIELDS.

BUT I AGREE WITH THE MAYOR IN TERMS OF THINKING THIS WAS A LITTLE FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD IN TERMS OF CONVERSATIONS WITHIN OUR OWN ENTITIES WITHIN THE CITY.

AND ALSO, FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD AS IT RELATES TO FOLKS AT ACPS.

SO HOW QUICK WE CAN DO THOSE CONVERSATIONS â€" EVEN THOUGH IT WON'T COVER S AS CONSTRUCTION GETS STARTED, DEFINITELY MAKING INROADS SO WE CAN SEE HOW.

IF I REMEMBER THE CHART THAT WAS SENT BY THE COMMISSION, IT WAS A TWO OR THREE YEAR BLACKOUT FOR SOME OF THESE SPACES.

SO TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE MINIMIZE THE IMPACT AS WE GET ROLLING HERE WOULD BE GREAT.

>> THE CALENDAR OF 2023 WILL BE A CHALLENGE.

THERE IS A LOT OF OVERLAP WITH SCHOOLS THAT ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND OUR PLAN OF RENOVATIONS AND THE NEW FIELDS COMING ONLINE.

THAT'S GOING TO BE A PITCH POINT.

>> SO JACK, IN THE FUTURE OR MAYBE FOR THE NEXT MEETING, IF YOU COULD LAYOUT THE DECISION POINTS THAT NEED TO BE MADE BY A CERTAIN BODY? SO WE CAN GET FURTHER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN AND HOPEFULLY PUSH OR SLOW THE TRAIN DOWN.

JUST NOT FEELING THAT WE ARE MAKING REAL MOVEMENT.

SO I REALLY WANT TO SEE HOW WE GET THIS THING STARTED AND WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN IN TERMS OF DECISION POINTS.

>> WE CAN PUT SOMETHING TOGETHER INTO SOME â€" I'M SORRY SEPTEMBER.

YEAH.

OKAY.

SURE.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: ALL RIGHT.

AND VICE CHAIR NOLAN, JUST CHECKING IN.

ANYTHING? NO?

>> VICE CHAIR NOLAN: SOUNDS GREAT! I CANNOT SPEAK ANY â€" NO! I'LL KEEP GOING.

SOUNDS GREAT.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: SO MOVING RIGHT ALONG.

WE BRUSHED ON OUR SCHOOL TIME.

IT'S A STANDING ITEM ON OUR AGENDA â€" EARLY EDUCATION.

WE NEED TO DISCUSS ANYTHING OTHER THAN WHAT WAS STATED EARLIER?

>> I YIELD TO MS. GARDEN BECAUSE SHE WAS GONNA SAY SOMETHING ABOUT EARLY CHILDHOOD.

>> I JUST WANTED TO SHARE â€" AND THIS IS A TECHNICAL AND ODD SITUATION â€" BUT WE HAD ADOPTED THE SMART BEGINNINGS ALEXANDRIA MONIKER.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WAS IN ALIGNMENT WITH EFFORTS ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH.

IN MARCH OF THIS YEAR, WE WERE NOTIFIED BY THE VIRGINIA EARLY CHILDHOOD FOUNDATION THAT THAT NAME IS NO LONGER GOING TO BE AVAILABLE TO US TO USE.

AND SO, SMART BEGINNINGS GOT TOGETHER AND TOOK A LOOK AT SOME OTHER OPTIONS WITH THE LEADERSHIP.

[INDISCERNIBLE] TOOK A LOOK AT OTHER NAMES AND TRADEMARKS AND WEB DOMAINS.

AND WENT THROUGH A PROCESS WITH STAKEHOLDERS AS WELL AS MANAGE THROUGH MECHANIC, THE BRAND COMPANY THAT IS LOCAL.

THEY PROVIDED FOUR NAMES FOR CONSIDERATION AND STAKEHOLDERS SELECTED KIDS

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FIRST NEARS.

SO THAT'S WHAT SMART BEGINNINGS ALEXANDRIA WILL BE KNOWN AS â€" KIDS FIRST YEARS.

SO A LOT OF WORK WILL BE DONE TO PROMOTE THAT NAME.

WE DID NOT WANT TO WAIT.

IT'S NOT DISCONTINUED UNTIL 2023, BUT WE THOUGHT LET'S CUT IT NOW AND BE PROMOTING THAT NEW NAME.

SO YOU WILL BE SEEING A LOT OF MATERIALS CHANGE STOP SO I WANTED TO LET FOLKS KNOW THAT.

AS WELL AS TO SHARE THAT WE DO HAVE THE EARLY LEARNING PLAN â€" SUMMER EDUCATION PLAN â€" AND THE PROVIDERS ARE REALLY GEARING UP.

WE HAVE MORE THAN 125 EXTENDED DAY SUMMER LEARNING SEATS AVAILABLE.

WE'VE GOT THEM AT ST. JAMES EARLY LEARNING CENTER, UP TO 26 SLOTS THERE.

AT JOHN ADAMS, UP TO 54 SLOTS WITH COMPANION AND ACS PROVIDING CARE THERE.

SEE FNC HAS UP TO 34 SLOTS BOTH ON THE EAST AND WEST END.

AND CREATE A PASS 13 SLOTS FOR VPI STUDENTS AND THOSE WITH NEEDING ADDITIONAL SUPPORT.

SO THAT'S ALL EXTENDED FOR THE SUMMER.

WE ARE REALLY THRILLED.

THAT'S A LARGE INCREASE IN WHAT WE HAVE HAD THE SUMMER BEFORE THE PANDEMIC.

SO WE ARE REALLY THRILLED ABOUT THE COMMITMENT AND RESILIENCE OF THE EARLY CHILDHOOD COMMITTEE PUTTING THAT OUT THERE.

SO WE WILL GIVE AN UPDATE ABOUT THE UTILIZATION OF THOSE SLOTS.

THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME JUMP IN THERE!

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: THANK YOU.

MS. RICHARDSON? DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING TO ADD?

>> I THINK MS. GARVEY COVERED IT ALL.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: ALL RIGHT.

AND DID I SEE YOU, DOCTOR MOZINGO?

>> YES! COULD YOU TELL THEM QUICKLY WHAT WAS PLACED IN THOSE PACKETS THAT ARE GOING OUT TO ALL THE CHILDREN? I SAW HUNDREDS OF PACKETS BEING PREPARED FOR THE YOUNG CHILDREN.

COULD YOU JUST QUICKLY GO THROUGH WHAT WAS IN THOSE PACKETS FOR EVERYONE TO BE AWARE OF?

>> I'M HAPPY TO.

SMART BEGINNINGS ALEXANDRIA AND ACPS EARLY CHILDHOOD COLLABORATED TOGETHER TO DEVELOP TOY SPORTS FOR ALL STUDENTS WHO ARE PUBLICLY FUNDED.

THEY WERE SENT OUT IN ARABIC, ENGLISH AND SPANISH TO OUR PARTNERS.

ALONG WITH THE CHOICE BOARD ACTIVITIES, WE PROVIDED THEM MATERIALS KITS WHICH INCLUDED CRAYONS, MARKERS, JUMP ROPES, BUBBLES, GLUE â€" CONSTRUCTION PAPER.

CHALK (LAUGHING) YOU NAME IT, THE CHILDREN WILL HAVE IT â€" THEY HAVE IT IN THEIR HANDS RIGHT NOW.

SO THEY CAN BE ACTIVE IN LEARNING DURING OUR SUMMER MONTHS.

SO WE ARE REALLY HAPPY THAT OVER 700 TO 900 KIDS WENT OUT.

AND I WANT TO THINK ALEXANDRIA CITY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, WHO HELPED US PUT THOSE KITS TOGETHER, WHICH WAS A GREAT SUPPORT FOR US.

BUT WE ARE VERY THRILLED THAT OUR CHILDREN HAVE THOSE MATERIALS IN THEIR HANDS FOR THE SUMMER.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: EXCELLENT! THANK YOU GUYS! ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS?

>> I WANT TO BE IN PRESCHOOL AGAIN! (LAUGHING) I WANT TO PARTICIPATE THE SUMMER WITH THE KIDS! THAT'S SO EXCITING WHAT THEY ARE GETTING!

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: IT IS! WE CAN MOVE ON TO EARLY CHILDHOOD IF YOU WANT TO MOVE ON TO OUT OF SCHOOL TIME.

>> MAYOR WILSON: GREAT.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF OUR REC FOLKS WANT TO GIVE AN UPDATE OF HOW THEY ARE LOOKING AT THE PROGRAMS IN THE FALL.

I KNOW WE HAVE GOTTEN QUESTIONS FROM FAMILIES ABOUT WHAT OUT OF SCHOOL IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE IN THE FALL â€" PARTICULARLY IN ADMISSIONS AND OPERATIONS.

>> ALL RIGHT.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY.

MARGARET ORLANDO WITH RECREATION.

LET ME START WITH GOOD NEWS: WE STARTED SUMMER CAMPS TODAY! WE HAVE OVER 500 KIDS IN OUR MODIFIED SUMMER PROGRAMS WHICH ARE AT THE RECREATION CENTERS AND SOME OF THE SCHOOLS.

WE HAVE A FEW REALLY SMALL WAITING LIST FOR THE SUMMER.

BUT EVEN THOUGH WE ARE DOING SMALLER NUMBERS, WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE MOST OF THE KIDS.

WE ARE DOING CDC GUIDELINES FOR SUMMER CAMPS.

SO WE ARE STILL DOING SOME DISTANCING AND WEARING MASKS.

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SO WE ARE FOLLOWING THOSE MITIGATION PROTOCOLS.

AND WE HAVE ANOTHER 150 KIDS IN OUR SPECIALTY CAMPS.

YOU KNOW, THE CAMPS THAT RUN ONE WEEK OR TWO FOR LACROSSE OR SOCCER OR DRAMA.

SOLOS HAVE STARTED AS WELL.

SO THAT'S FUN.

EVERYBODY WAS EXCITED TODAY AND GETTING A LITTLE SUMMER FUN IN.

SO ON 14 JUNE, WE BEGAN PREREGISTRATION.

THIS WAS SOMETHING WE WERE PLANNING TO START BEFORE COVID HIT.

THAT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY WHO NEED ASSISTANCE AND MIGHT NOT BE ABLE TO GET ONLINE AND REGISTER AT A CERTAIN TIME ON A CERTAIN DAY.

SO WE HAD OUR PREREGISTRATION THE 14TH THROUGH THE 19TH.

SO PEOPLE SENT IN THEIR PRE-REGISTRATION FORMS. THEY INDICATED WHAT KIND OF ASSISTANCE THEY RECEIVED.

AND THEN WE WILL ENTER THEM INTO THE SCHOOL YEAR FOR THE FALL.

WE GOT ABOUT 165 PRE-REGISTRATIONS, WHICH WAS LESS THAN WE ANTICIPATED.

BUT THAT'S WHAT CAME IN.

NOT ALL OF THEM QUALIFIED.

SOME PEOPLE JUST SENT IT IN EVEN THOUGH THEY HAD NO ELIGIBILITY DOCUMENTATION.

SO WE FOLLOWED UP ON THAT, AND PUT THOSE STUDENTS INTO THE SYSTEM.

AND WEDNESDAY, WE WILL HAVE GENERAL REGISTRATION FOR THE SLOTS THAT ARE LEFT.

SO WE DON'T PLAN TO DO ANY â€" WE DON'T KNOW WHAT CDC IS GOING TO PUT OUT, BUT WE KNOW WHAT THE SCHOOLS ARE DOING.

THEY ARE BRINGING THE STUDENTS BACK TO SCHOOL FIVE DAYS A WEEK.

SO WE ARE PLANNING TO OPEN AFTER SCHOOL PRETTY NORMALLY.

WE ARE WAITING TO SEE IF WILL BE WEARING MASKS OR WHAT THAT WILL LOOK LIKE.

BUT WE DON'T HAVE THE STAFFING TO GO TO PRE-COVID LEVEL.

SO WE WILL START REGISTER RATING OUR LITTLE BIT LOWER SCALE FOR EACH OF THE LOCATIONS.

BUT WE WILL CONTINUE TO RECRUIT AND HIRE FOR THE SUMMER.

AND AS WE BRING MORE PEOPLE ON, WE CAN PULL PEOPLE OFF OF WAITING LISTS.

SO WE ARE STILL GOING TO OPEN UP REGISTRATION FOR ALL THE SITES.

THAT'LL BE ON WEDNESDAY.

>> MAYOR WILSON: THANK YOU FOR THAT UPDATE.

HOW FAR OFF ARE WE ON STAFFING? WHERE WE NEED TO BE?

>> WELL, IF YOU BASE IT ON NUMBERS, WE ARE PROBABLY OFF ABOUT 40 PERCENT.

SO WE NEED 2 TO 3 PEOPLE FOR EACH OF OUR LOCATIONS TO KEEP â€" TO INCREASE OUR NUMBERS.

>> MAYOR WILSON: SO AS WE DO REGISTRATION, WE WILL BE REGISTERING 40 PERCENT LESS? OR WE WILL BE CONFIRMING 40 PERCENT LESS AND EVERYBODY ELSE WILL GO ON A WAITING LIST?

>> WE ARE REGISTERING ABOUT 60 PERCENT OF WHAT OUR MAXIMUMS WERE LAST â€" THE LAST TIME WE HAD A FULL SCHOOL YEAR.

YEAH.

NOW, THINGS HAVE BEEN COMING BACK SLOWLY.

WE DON'T KNOW IF WE WILL GET THE NUMBERS THAT WE'VE HAD PREVIOUSLY.

BUT WE CERTAINLY EXPECT WITH MOST KIDS GOING BACK TO SCHOOL, THAT WE WILL STILL HAVE A RELATIVELY HIGH NUMBER FOUR AFTER SCHOOL.

>> MAYOR WILSON: OKAY.

AND I GUESS, TO THE MANAGER, PARTICULARLY IF WE END UP IN A SITUATION â€" WELL, I GUESS THE SHORT ANSWER IS WE NEED TO THROW EVERY RESOURCE WE CAN TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE THE STAFFING WE NEED SO WE CAN SUPPORT THE CAPACITY THAT'S GOING TO BE DEMANDED OF US.

>> MR. JINKS: ABSOLUTELY.

WILL DO THAT.

>> MAYOR WILSON: WHATEVER WE NEED TO DO.

WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE ARE AT OUR CAPACITY.

OKAY.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: MR. CHAPMAN?

>> THANK YOU.

MR. JINKS AND MR. ORLANDO, IS THIS A REGIONAL ISSUE? OR IS THIS SINGULAR TO ALEXANDRIA? IN TERMS OF REC STAFFING FOR THE SUMMER?

>> IT'S REGIONAL â€" IT'S NATIONAL, REALLY.

>> OKAY.

>> ALSO, IN THE EARLY CHILDHOOD COLLABORATIVE GROUP THAT WAS FORMED WITH COVID â€" EVERYBODY IS THE SAME BOAT IN THE EARLY CHILD CARE BUSINESS.

WITH NOT HAVING APPLICANTS â€" OR ENOUGH APPLICANTS FOR POSITIONS.

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>> OKAY.

I ASK THAT FOR MY COLLEAGUES â€" BECAUSE TO THE MAYOR'S POINT OF THROWING RESOURCES AT IT, I'M NOT SURE IF THIS IS GOING TO BE A RESOURCE ISSUE.

I APPRECIATE THAT THE MANAGER WAS OUTSPOKEN ABOUT THE FACT THAT WE HAVEN'T DONE SOME OF THE INCENTIVES.

BUT IF THIS IS A REGIONAL ISSUE, THIS MIGHT BE SOMETHING THAT WE DON'T NECESSARILY IMPROVE FROM.

>> MR. JINKS: IF OTHER JURISDICTIONS DON'T OFFER BONUSES AND WE DO, WE END UP GETTING MORE FOLKS WORKING FOR US RATHER THAN SOMEBODY ELSE.

>> WE ARE ALSO STILL HIRING FOR THE SUMMER.

SO WE ARE HOPING SOME OF THE FOLKS THAT WE BRING ON FOR THE SUMMER WILL STAY ON IN THE FALL.

SO THAT MIGHT BE HELPFUL AS WELL.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

SO MOVING ON TO THE NEXT ITEM.

WE HAVE A BUDGET UPDATE.

SO DO WE WANT TO START ON THE SCHOOL SIDE? OR THE CITY SIDE?

>> MADAM CHAIR, I NOTICED THAT ROBIN FROM YOU, AS HAS HER HAND UP.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: I'M SORRY.

I DID NOT SEE THAT.

ROBIN CRAWLEY?

>> THANK YOU.

I JUST WANTED TO REITERATE WHAT MARGARET ORLANDO STATED.

ABOUT THE EMERGENCY CHILDCARE COLLABORATIVE SPONSORING A JOB FAIR â€" A SERIES OF JOB FAIRS TO ATTRACT AND RECRUIT EARLY CHILDHOOD PROVIDERS.

AND SO, THAT IS ONE EFFORT THAT WE ARE DOING TO SUPPORT PROVIDERS WHO ARE HAVING A HARD TIME FILLING IN POSITIONS.

THANK YOU.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: THANK YOU.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER COMMENTS BEFORE I MOVE ON TO QUESTIONS? OKAY.

SO WE CAN MOVE ON TO BUDGET UPDATING.

WHO WOULD LIKE TO START â€" SCHOOL OR CITY?

>> I HAVE NO PROBLEM GOING IF YOU DON'T MIND.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: THAT'S FINE.

>> SO FOR A CPS, WE HAVE ALREADY ADOPTED OUR FINAL BUDGET BACK AT THE BEGINNING OF JUNE.

DURING THE SUMMER, WE ARE WORKING ON OUR EXCERPT THREE PLAN AND BEING ABLE TO GET THAT APPLICATION IN.

AND THAT'S FOR THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN FUNDING.

SO WE HAVE SEVERAL DIFFERENT STAKEHOLDERS ACROSS A CPS WORKING ON THAT.

A PART OF THAT PLAN IS WE HAD TO HAVE THE PUBLIC HEARING ON OUR RETURN TO SCHOOL PLAN FOR THE FALL.

AND ON AUGUST 3, WE WILL BE HAVING OUR PUBLIC HEARING ON THE EXCERPT PLAN TO GET COMMUNITY INPUT ON HOW WE CAN USE THOSE FINDINGS.

WE DID GET SOME COMMENTS FROM THE CITY WHEN THEY HAD THEIR PUBLIC HEARING ON THAT.

SO WE HAVE INCORPORATED THAT.

AND WE JUST CLOSED OUR COMMUNITY SURVEY FOR HOW THE COMMUNITY WOULD LIKE TO USE THOSE FUNDS.

ABOUT A WEEK AGO I BELIEVE.

SO WE HAVE SUBCOMMITTEE ON HOW THE COMMUNITY WOULD LIKE TO SEE THOSE DOLLARS SPENT.

SO WE HAVE AN AGGRESSIVE TIMELINE TO BE ABLE TO GET THAT DONE AND HAVE THAT APPLICATION IN BY SEPTEMBER 1.

SO THE PLAN TO USE THE FUNDING OVER THREE YEAR PERIOD.

SO NOT A RUSH TO SEND THAT, BUT TO BE ABLE TO GRADUALLY HELP WITH THE ACADEMIC LOSS THAT MIGHT HAVE OCCURRED DURING THE PANDEMIC.

AND TO BE ABLE TO KEEP THE DOORS OF THE SCHOOL OPEN IN THE FALL.

THANK YOU.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: OKAY.

BEFORE WE MOVE ONTO CITY BUDGET UPDATE, I SEE JUSTIN FROWNING (LAUGHING) DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

>> MAYOR WILSON: 'S MORE CONFUSION THAN A QUESTION ON THAT EXACT ISSUE.

SO WE HAD A MEETING TODAY WITH THE GOVERNOR REGARDING A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT THINGS.

ONE OF THE THINGS DISCUSSED WAS AROUND COORDINATION ON RESCUE PLAN DOLLARS WITH WHAT THE STATE IS DOING AND WHAT WE ARE DOING LOCALLY.

AND I THINK THAT WE â€" ME AS WELL AS MY COLLEAGUES â€" ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO INFLUENCE THE GENERAL ASSEMBLIES PROCESS.

IT WILL GO INTO SESSION IN AUGUST.

ONE OF THE THINGS WE ARE HEARING IS THE STATE SHOULD INTO THIS BECAUSE YOU GUYS SHOULD BE SPENDING YOUR LOCAL DOLLARS ON THIS.

AND I THINK AS IT RELATES TO SCHOOL FACILITIES â€" THE QUESTION FOR YOU GUYS IS, WE NEED TO GET ON THE SAME PAGE COORDINATING WHAT WE ARE DOING AND WHAT YOU GUYS ARE DOING SO WE CAN PRESENT A UNITED FRONT TO RICHMOND AS WE ASK FOR THEM TO DO CERTAIN THINGS AT THE STATE LEVEL.

THEY HAVE $4.3 BILLION AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE GET AS MUCH OF THAT AS POSSIBLE

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FROM THE STATE.

AND SO I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS WE WILL NEED TO HAVE A CLEAR PICTURE OF IS HOW YOU GUYS ARE GOING TO PRIORITIZE THOSE FUNDS.

THE ONE THING I'M STILL CONFUSED ABOUT IS WHAT FALLS INTO THE POT OUT OF THE RESCUE PLANS AND WHAT YOU GUYS GOT AT THE END OF LAST YEAR â€" WHAT IS THAT THE SR TWO OR WHATEVER THAT ONE WAS? ANYWAY, I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S SOMETHING YOU GUYS HAVE IN WRITING THAT YOU COULD SEND US? AND WE CAN PUT OUT â€" WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT ON OUR SIDE? I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ARE ALL COORDINATING, PARTICULARLY IF WE LOBBY RICHMOND.

>> SO WHEN IT COMES TO THE SR TWO FUNDING, YES, WE ALREADY HAVE THAT APPLICATION IN.

AND THE PLAN IS ROUGHLY 15 AND A HALF MILLION DOLLARS.

THAT'S ALREADY OUT THERE.

AND I WILL WORK WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT TO GET THE SCHOOL BOARD, AS WELL AS.

[INDISCERNIBLE] TO WHERE THAT'S GOING.

I BELIEVE WE ARTIE PUBLISHED ONE.

BUT I'M NOT SURE.

I'VE BEEN DOING A LOT OF THESE FEDERAL GRANTS RECENTLY, SO I NEED TO GO BACK AND CHECK AND SEE IF WE POSTED ONE ALREADY OR NOT.

IF WE HAVE, WE WILL DO THAT OVER.

IF WE HAVEN'T, WE WILL PROVIDE THE SCHOOL BOARD ONE AND SEND IT TO COUNSEL AS WELL.

AND AS FAR AS AS HER THREE WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON THAT.

IT'S A LONG PROCESS.

BUT I CAN TELL YOU THE FOUR GENERAL AREAS â€" THE LARGEST IS GOING TO THE ACADEMIC LEARNING LOSS AND SOCIAL SUPPORT.

IN THE COVID-19 PROJECT â€" TO KEEP THE DOORS TO THE SCHOOL OPEN.

AND THEN ELIMINATING THE DIGITAL DIVIDES.

AND A SMALL PIECE TO HUMAN RESOURCES.

SO ANYTHING THAT WE NEED TO GET OUR STAFF BACK INTO THE SCHOOLS AND HELP THEM WITH RETURNING TO ON-SITE WORK HERE IN THE FALL.

SO THOSE ARE THE FOUR AREAS WE ARE GOING FOR.

>> MAYOR WILSON: OKAY.

THAT'S HELPFUL.

ANYTHING ADDITIONALLY THAT YOU CAN PROVIDE US ON THAT WILL BE HELPFUL.

SPECIFIC TO THE BROADBAND ACCESS DIGITAL EQUITY.

THAT IS SOMETHING WE DISCUSSED TODAY.

ONE OF THE MESSAGES WE ARE TRYING TO SEND TO RICHMOND IS AS THEY SPEND MONEY ON BROADBAND, WHICH THEY WOULD LIKE TO DO STATEWIDE, WE HAVE A DIFFERENT SET OF ISSUES â€" MUCH MORE TIED AROUND DIGITAL EQUITY VERSUS AROUND THE REST OF THE STATE.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE GET AS MUCH OF THAT MONEY UP HERE.

TO THE EXTENT YOU GUYS ARE DOING STUFF, WE ARE DOING STUFF.

WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE ARE TELLING ONE STORY TOGETHER.

WE ARE THROWING MONEY, YOU GUYS ARE, AND WE WANT THE STATE TO AS WELL.

WE NEED TO BE CRYSTAL CLEAR WHAT WE WANT THEM TO THROW IT OUT.

THANK YOU.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: THANK YOU.

MR. TURNER, I DO BELIEVE WE HAVE A MEMO ON THE SR TWO 50 MILLION.

BUT YEAH, WE CAN DEFINITELY CHECK ON THAT.

>> MAYOR WILSON: THAT WOULD BE GREAT.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: ARE RIGHT.

MR. CHAPMAN?

>> THANK YOU.

AND TO THAT POINT, FOLKS FROM EITHER BODY CAN TELL ME DIFFERENTLY OF THEY THINK DIFFERENTLY, WOULD IT BE POSSIBLE TO OUR GENERAL PUBLIC TO PUT TOGETHER SOME TYPE OF DOCUMENT THAT TALKS ABOUT BOTH SIDES OF FEDERAL FUNDING? FUNDING THAT'S GOING TO THE SCHOOLS AS WELL AS THE CITY â€" AND IT LAYS IT ALL OUT FOR FOLKS? IS THAT A BAD IDEA? IS THAT A GOOD IDEA?

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: I WOULD RELY ON MAY BE HEARING FROM FOLKS FROM OUR TEAMS ON THAT.

>> THANK YOU.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: MS. BURGOS DO YOU HAVE ANY THOUGHTS ON THAT? MR. CHAPMAN WAS WONDERING IF IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO PUT OUT A COMMUNITY COMMUNICATION â€" LIKE A JOINT COMMUNICATION AROUND HOW BOTH CITY AND SCHOOLS ARE ANTICIPATING â€" MORE LIKE THE FUNDS WE ARE GETTING AND SOME THOUGHTS ON HOW WE ARE ANTICIPATING USING THESE FUNDS OR HOW WE HAVE TO USE THE FUNDS.

>> SURE.

I KNOW WE HAVE THE PUBLIC HEARING ON AUGUST 3.

AND AS DOMINIC WAS DISCUSSING EARLIER, I THINK IT'S A GOOD IDEA.

I THINK WE WOULD PROBABLY NEED TO PUT A SMALL GROUP TOGETHER TO DECIDE WHAT THE POINTS ARE THAT WE WANT TO HIGHLIGHT.

AND THEN, WE COULD PUT OUT A RELEASE OR MEDIA ADVISORY.

SOMETHING SHORT AND SWEET TO THOSE KEY POINTS.

I WOULD BE HAPPY TO WORK WITH THE TEAM ON THAT.

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IS THERE ANYONE ON THE CITY COMMUNICATION SIDE ON THIS CALL?

>> NO, WE DON'T HAVE ANYONE.

>> THIS IS SARAH TAYLOR.

I'M SURE WE CAN DO SOMETHING SIMILAR.

WORK TOGETHER.

AND IF THE TIMING IS SUCH THAT IT'S THE MID TO LATE AUGUST TIMEFRAME, WE CAN WORK INTO IT WHAT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY DOES AND WHAT THEIR INVESTMENT STRATEGY IS OF ARP MONEY.

BUT THEY WILL BE INVESTING IN AND WHAT WE WILL BE INVESTING IN â€" SIMILAR AREAS.

HOPEFULLY IN A COORDINATED FASHION AND SHOWING THE COMMUNITY THAT WE ARE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE MOVING FORWARD TOWARDS THE SAME GOALS.

BUT COMING FROM OUR OWN UNIQUE AREAS.

I THINK THAT IS SOMETHING WE CAN PUT TOGETHER.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: OKAY.

GREAT.

DO WE HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS ON THAT? MR. MARK JINKS, DO YOU WANT TO GIVE AN UPDATE ON THE CITY BUDGET?

>> MR. JINKS: VERY QUICKLY, THE REVENUES SEEM TO BE COMING IN AS WE THOUGHT AS A SLIGHTLY POSITIVE MANNER.

AND OUR BIG CHALLENGE NEXT YEAR IS SCHOOL AND CITY SERVICE GROWTH WHICH WILL CREATE A BIG PINCH ON THE BUDGET.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: OKAY.

DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? ALL RIGHT.

MOVING RIGHT ALONG.

SO DO WE HAVE AN UPDATE ON AMAZON VIRGINIA TECH THAT NEEDS TO BE SHARED OUT? ALL RIGHT.

SEEING THAT THERE IS NOTHING TO SHARE AT THIS TIME, WE CAN MOVE ON TO OUR OTHER

[V. Other]

ITEMS. AND WE WILL START WITH THE DOUGLAS MACARTHUR UPDATE.

SO I'M GOING TO ASK â€" MAYBE WE HAVE ERICA TEED OFF?

>> YES.

THANK YOU.

AND I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE A DOUGLAS MACARTHUR UPDATE.

I KNOW WE HAVE HIGH SCHOOL PROJECTS UP HERE LATELY BUT IT'S GOOD TO HAVE MACARTHUR TOO.

SO THE PROJECT IN GENERAL â€" IF YOU HAVE DRIVEN BY THE SITE, YOU CAN SEE BOTH THE HOUSE AND THE SCHOOL ARE COMPLETELY DOWN.

THE TEAM IS WORKING ON SITE WORK AND WORKING WITH THE CITY ON SOME OF THE FINAL PERMIT APPROVALS TO BE ABLE TO START EXCAVATING FOR THE PARKING GARAGE, AS WELL AS PUTTING IN SOME OF THE FOUNDATION.

IN GENERAL, THAT'S THE CONSTRUCTION UPDATE.

AS FAR AS PERMITS, WE ARE WORKING THROUGH THE FOUNDATION.

IN THE BUILDING PERMIT WITH THE CITY AND HOPING FOR A FULL RELEASE SOMETIME THIS SUMMER SO WE CAN BE FULL STEAM AHEAD.

I DID HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO CHECK IN ON THE CITY COUNCIL'S MEETING LAST TUESDAY WHERE THEY DISCUSSED THE DOUGLAS MACARTHUR UPDATE.

I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY A FEW THINGS WHICH MAY BE HELPFUL FOR EVERYBODY.

FIRST, ON SOME OF THE DESIGN CHANGES THAT WERE MADE IN REFERENCE, I WANTED TO BE CLEAR â€" WE CHANGE FROM WOOD TO METAL.

NOT METAL TO WOOD.

WE CHANGE FROM WOOD PANELING TO METAL PANELING.

THE REASON WE DID THAT WAS SEVERAL FOLD, BUT MOSTLY FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATING COSTS.

AND IN GENERAL, OVERALL CONSTRUCTION COSTS.

THE WOOD PANELING THAT'S EXTERNAL IS VERY EXPENSIVE.

SO WHEN WE WERE LOOKING TO DECREASE OUR COST TO REMAIN IN BUDGET, WHICH WE ARE, THAT WAS ONE OF THE THINGS WE DECIDED TO SUB OUT.

ALL OF THOSE DESIGNS WERE COORDINATED WITH CITY PLANNING AND ZONING STAFF.

AS WELL AS WITH THE CITY ARCHITECT TO MAKE SURE ALL CHANGES ALIGNED WITH THE DSU P.

I JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY THAT.

WE ARE ON BUDGET.

SO I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WAS CLEAR.

WE DID GIVE THE CITY COUNCIL â€" THE SUPERINTENDENT GAVE THE CITY COUNCIL OR A MEMO LAST FALL INDICATING THAT WE DID ANTICIPATE SOME RISKS.

WE HAVE MANAGED AND MITIGATED THAT AND WORKED WITH OUR TEAM TO ELIMINATE THOSE BUDGET RISKS.

THAT BEING SAID, AND I THINK THAT'S MIGHT'VE WHAT CAME UP IN THE MEETING, WE ARE STILL NEGOTIATING OUR FINAL CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT.

WE DID THIS IN PHASES FOR TIME.

IF WE DID NOT DO THAT, WE WOULD BE STARTING SOMETIME IN THE FALL.

AND THAT WOULD PUSH US PRETTY FAR DOWN THE ROAD FROM WHEN WE WANT TO BE OPENING THIS BUILDING.

AND SO, THE FINAL FULL CONSTRUCTION COSTS AND THE FULL CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE

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WILL BE DETERMINED AS PART OF THAT FINAL CONTRACT, WHICH FOR THE SCHOOL BOARD WILL BE APPROVING â€" WILL BE IN NEGOTIATING AND APPROVING IN AUGUST OR SEPTEMBER.

AND WE WILL PROVIDE AN UPDATE ON THAT TO THE ADVISORY GROUP AND THE COMMUNITY, AS WELL AS SCHOOL BOARD AND COUNSEL AT THAT TIME.

SO THAT WAY EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS WHERE WE ARE WITH THE BUDGET AND TIMELINE.

BUT FOR NOW, EVERYTHING IS ON SCHEDULE AND ON BUDGET.

HOPEFULLY, THAT HELPS PROVIDE SOME CLARITY AROUND THE PROCESS.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: THANK YOU.

TO BE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

>> MAYOR WILSON: THANK YOU FOR THAT UPDATE.

THAT WAS HELPFUL.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: OKAY.

>> SORRY, IF I COULD â€" ONE PLUG.

PLEASE IF YOU DO HAVE QUESTIONS CHECK OUR WEBSITE.

THE PRESENTATION FROM THE ADVISORY GROUP MEETING FROM TWO WEEKS AGO IS POSTED ON THAT.

WE ARE SEEING SOME DELAYS IN OUR CAPTIONING TURNAROUND, BUT AS SOON AS THE RECORDING OF THE ADVISORY GROUP MEETING IS CAPTIONED, IT WILL ALSO BE POSTED FOR PEOPLE TO VIEW.

AND SKANSKA HAS A PROJECT WEBSITE THERE AS WELL.

AND YOU CAN ALWAYS EMAIL US AT NEW MACARTHUR@ACPS.K 12.

VA.US.

THANKS.

AWESOME.

SO WE CAN MOVE ON WITH A DISCUSSION REGARDING THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH INITIATIVE.

THIS IS IN REGARDS TO FIGURING OUT THE ALLOCATION THAT WAS FOR SROS AND HOW THAT MONEY WILL BE USED AND SHIFTED.

WE HAVE A BRIEF POWERPOINT TO GO OVER.

WE JUST WANTED TO GO BRIEFLY THROUGH THE DIFFERENT ELEMENTS THAT WE INCLUDED AND RECOMMENDED FOR OUR STUDENTS.

THESE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE BASED ON LONG-STANDING NEEDS THAT HAVE BEEN COMMUNICATED THROUGH MULTIPLE AVENUES.

AND THEY DO ALIGN WITH THE STRATEGIC PLANS THAT IMPACT ALL OF OUR WORK.

NAMELY THE ACPS 2025.

AND THERE ALSO VERY MUCH DEMONSTRATING THE NEED TO FOCUS ON THE PRINCIPLES THAT ARE UNDERLYING THESE PLANS, WHICH IS A FOCUS ON RACIAL EQUITY, AND DEVELOPMENTAL ASSETS AND TRAUMA INFORMED APPROACHES.

AND IN A BROADER SENSE, BUILDING A SYSTEM APPROACHES TO INCREASE CORONATION AND ENHANCE PREVENTION.

I WOULD ASK IF MIKE COULD WALK US THROUGH WHAT HE IS RECOMMENDING.

>> GOOD AFTERNOON.

MIKE MACKEY.

AS MOST ARE AWARE, THERE EXISTS A PARTNERSHIP THAT WAS STARTED IN 2006, WHICH POINTED TO THE FACT THAT WE NEED MORE MENTORS AND ROLE MODELS IN THE CITY.

THIS IS NOT ONLY A NICE IDEA, IT'S ALSO AN EFFECTIVE IDEA.

SINCE THAT TIME, WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO RECRUIT 100 TO 150 MENTORS EVERY YEAR SINCE THAT TIME.

AND CURRENTLY, THE ALEXANDRIA MENTORING PARTNERSHIP, WHICH SERVES YOUTH THROUGHOUT THE CITY.

NOT JUST COURT INVOLVED YOUTHFUL STAFF THERE ARE EIGHT MENTORING PROGRAMS THAT ARE PART OF THE PARTNERSHIP.

THE GOAL IS TO ENHANCE AND IMPROVE AND INCREASE MENTORING IN THE CITY.

WE SERVE SOME 400 YOUTH AT THIS CURRENT TIME AMONG THESE EIGHT PROGRAMS. AND THESE ARE SOME NONPROFITS.

AND ALSO CITY INVOLVED PROGRAMS. THE POSITION THAT HAS OVER THE COURSE OF TIME BEEN SERVED EITHER THROUGH

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GRANTS OR OTHER MEANS, WOULD BE A DEDICATED INDIVIDUAL TO EXPAND THE SERVICE.

WE REALLY THINK THIS IS A GREAT IDEA.

WE ARE THRILLED AT THE POSSIBILITY THAT THIS COULD BE A REALITY.

MENTORING IS A PART OF THE CHILDREN YOUTH MASTER PLAN.

WE NOTE THAT ONLY TWO OF THE FIVE YOUTH IN THE CITY ARE SUPPORTED BY NONPARENT ADULTS.

THIS MENTORING IS PROVEN TO DECREASE THE RISK FACTORS OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE, TEEN PREGNANCY, CRIME, POOR SCHOOL PERFORMANCE AND GANG INVOLVEMENT ACROSS THE BOARD.

THIS POSITION WOULD SUPPORT THE CURRENT PROGRAMS SO IT WOULD ALSO BE DEDICATED TO REACH OUT TO FORM NEW PARTNERSHIPS LIKE BUSINESSES IN THE FAITH COMMUNITY.

AND TRY TO SEEK MORE ADULTS TO HELP WITH YOUTH.

FINALLY, IT'S REALLY GOT FOCUS ON THE LANGUAGE OF THE DEVELOPMENT â€" THE DEVELOPMENTAL ASSETS.

IN BUILDING THOSE AMONG CARING ADULTS AND BE ABLE TO CREATE AN INSTITUTE WHERE WE WILL SPEAK THE SAME LANGUAGE.

SO THIS WOULD BE ONE POSITION OUT OF THE COURT SERVICE UNIT TO SERVE ALL YOUTH IN THE CITY.

THANK YOU.

>> THANKS.

DOCTOR ADDIE IF YOU COULD.

>> VICE CHAIR NOLAN: YOUR POSITION?

>> HI.

SO WHAT WE ARE RECOMMENDING IS A PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE, WHO WOULD BE LOCATED AT THE MANY HOWARD CAMPUS.

WHAT WE HAVE HEARD FROM THE TURK CURRENT TEAM WELLNESS CENTER STAFF IS THAT THEY ARE OFTEN ASKED FOR MORE SERVICES THAT ARE EASILY ACCESSIBLE AT THE MANY HOWARD CAMPUS.

DESPITE THE FACT THAT THE TWO CAMPUSES ARE CLOSE TOGETHER, THERE IS A GEOGRAPHIC DIVIDE THAT CAN BE SOMETIMES A BARRIER.

AND SO THE IDEA WOULD BE THAT THIS PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE COULD PROVIDE A CERTAIN NUMBER OF BASIC SERVICES TO STUDENTS AT THAT CAMPUS.

BE ABLE TO DEVELOP RELATIONSHIPS WITH THEM, AND GET THEM HOOKED IN TWO ADDITIONAL SERVICES AND BE ABLE TO DO ASSESSMENTS.

SERVICES LIKE THE MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS, THE DC HS MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS, AND THE FULL RANGE OF SERVICES THAT GO ON AT THE TEAM WELLNESS CENTER.

SO IF THERE IS A PROCEDURE OR MEDICATION THAT THEY MIGHT NEED TO SEE A NURSE PRACTITIONER FOR, THAT THIS PUBLIC HEALTH NURSE WOULD ACT AS A BRIDGE TO MAKE SURE THAT OCCURS.

ALSO, I THINK LOOKING AT THE FACT THAT WE ALL KNOW THAT THE MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES ARE SO IMPORTANT.

AND THE NEED FOR THEM HAS GONE UP DUE TO COVID-19 THAT WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO SUPPORT THE MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS AS BEST AS POSSIBLE.

AND I THINK THAT A BIG PART OF SUCCESS TO SINKING MENTAL HEALTH CARE IS TO BE ABLE TO FOLLOW UP ON RECOMMENDATIONS AND FOLLOW THROUGH THOSE THINGS â€" THOSE BEHAVIORAL CHANGES IN YOUR LIFE.

SO IF AN ADOLESCENT IS PRESCRIBED MEDICATION, IT HELPS TO BE ABLE TO HAVE A NURSE.

YOU CAN FOLLOW UP AND SAY HEY DID YOU GET THAT MEDICATION FILLED? IF NOT, WHY NOT? HOW CAN WE HELP TROUBLESHOOT THIS FOR YOU TO GET THIS MEDICATION SO THAT THEY ARE ACTUALLY GETTING THE MEDICATION BEFORE SHOWING BACK UP A MONTH LATER NOT HAVING STARTED WHAT THEY WERE PRESCRIBED.

SIMILARLY WITH THINGS LIKE RECOMMENDATION FOR A CHANGE IN SLEEP HYGIENE OR DIET.

CURRENTLY, MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS AS WELL AS OUR PRACTITIONERS AT THE TEAM WELLNESS CENTER WHO RECOMMEND A LOT OF BEHAVIORAL CHANGES DON'T HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY AND TIME TO BE FOLLOWING UP AND SEEING IF THIS IS WORKING FOR YOU â€" WHAT CAN WE TRY, INSTEAD, TO HELP YOU ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS IN TERMS OF SOME CHANGES YOU WANT TO MAKE FOR YOURSELF? AND SO, WE SEE THIS AS REALLY FITTING IN NICELY, I THINK, WITH SOME OF THE POSITIONS THAT KATE GARVEY WILL TELL YOU ABOUT IN A MOMENT.

THE MENTAL HEALTH PRACTITIONERS.

AND TO BE ABLE TO AUGMENT THE CURRENT HEALTH SERVICES THAT ARE PROVIDED BY THE

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TEAM WELLNESS CENTER.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

SO I WILL WALK US THROUGH THE MULTIPLE POSITIONS THAT WE ARE RECOMMENDING.

THE FIRST IS A THERAPIST SUPERVISOR, WHO WOULD BE LOCATED AT THE HIGH SCHOOL AND ALSO ROTATING AT MANY HOWARD.

IN THIS POSITION WILL BE PROVIDING SUPPORT TO THE OTHER STAFF, AS WELL AS PROVIDING DIRECT CARE.

AS WE REFERENCED IN THE BEGINNING, HOW DO WE ENHANCE COORDINATION AND SUPPORT WITHIN THE ACPS COMMUNITY? ARE REALLY LOOKING TO WORK WITH THE PROGRAM AND THE FULL CONTINUUM OF SERVICES WHILE WE KNOW THAT THE TIER 3 IS THE MOST IMPORTANT.

WE ALSO WANT TO SUPPORT THE EARLY INTERVENTION ACTIVITIES.

ALSO WORKING WITH SUCH A CRITICAL ELEMENT OF THIS WORK WHICH IS THE OUT REACH OUT TO FAMILIES AND TO SUPPORT THEIR NEEDS.

THAT POSITION WOULD ALSO BE WORKING ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ALTERNATIVES FOR SUSPENSION PROGRAMS AND FOCUSING ON EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICES AND INITIATIVES.

AND WHAT IMPACTS OUR STUDENTS OF COLOR ACROSS THE BOARD.

ALSO LOOKING AT THE SUBSTANCE USE INTERVENTION WORK AND THE IMPLEMENTATION ACROSS THE YOUTH PRACTICE MODEL WHICH IS CRITICAL.

NEXT WOULD BE TO SENIOR THERAPISTS â€" ONE WOULD BE AT THE HIGH SCHOOL AND ANOTHER BILINGUAL POSITION THAT WOULD BE SPLIT BETWEEN THE HIGH SCHOOL.

THESE POSITIONS WOULD BE PROVIDING INDIVIDUAL FAMILY AND GROUP THERAPY.

THEY WOULD ALSO BE AVAILABLE FOR CONSULTATION FROM THE SCHOOL STAFF AND CRISIS RESPONSE.

AND WE FEEL HAVING MEMBERS FROM THE SST TEAMS REALLY ASSIST US IN THE COORDINATION.

AND ALSO SUPPORTING EVIDENCE INTERVENTION GROUPS AND SUPPORTING THE FULL EXPANSE OF SERVICES.

THIS WOULD BE PART OF THE CROSSOVER YOUTH PRACTICE MODEL.

NEXT, A HUMAN SERVICE SPECIALIST POSITION.

THIS WOULD BE MORE TARGETED ON FAMILY OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT.

AND REALLY LOOKING AT THE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AND RACIAL EQUITY EFFORTS AND LOOKING AT THE DISPARITY GAP.

AND THINKING ABOUT WHAT IS THE ROLE OF OUR SUPPORT AND CONNECTIONS WITH THE FAMILIES AND COMMUNITY.

FINALLY, WE WOULD HAVE A SENIOR THERAPIST WHO WOULD BE WORKING THROUGH EMERGENCY SERVICES IN THIS POSITION.

TO BEGIN, IT WOULD BE SCHEDULED DURING THE DAY TO BE ABLE TO RESPOND TO INITIAL VIRTUAL PROCESS.

THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO DO MOBILE CROSSES AND OUTREACH ENGAGEMENT WORK.

THEY WOULD ALSO BE ABLE TO GO ON CORRESPONDING CALLS IF NECESSARY.

AND AS WITH ALL OF THESE POSITIONS, WE WILL ASSESS AS WE GO â€" HOW DO WE TARGET THE RIGHT PLACES, THE RIGHT TIMES AND ARE WE REFLECTIVE OF WHAT THIS SCHOOL NEEDS THE MOST FROM THESE POSITIONS? AND THAT IS IT THROUGH THE MATERIALS.

I JUST WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT WHAT WAS SUBMITTED IN THE PRESENTATION TO CITY COUNCIL PREVIOUSLY.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: GREAT.

I WOULD LIKE TO GET A SENSE FROM DOCTOR CRAWFORD ON THE DISCUSSION THAT ACPS HAS HAD WITH CITY STAFF IN REGARD TO THESE SUGGESTIONS AND WHAT FEEDBACK YOU HAVE PROVIDED.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I'D LIKE TO THANK MS. GARVEY, MR. MACKEY, AND DOCTOR GABBY FOR THEIR PARTNERSHIP AND REGULAR SUPPORT.

WE HAVE WORKED VERY CLOSELY FOR YEARS.

SO THIS CONVERSATION HAS BEEN VERY NATURAL IN IDENTIFYING BOTH NEEDS AND TRENDS.

AND HOW OUR SERVICES NEED TO ADJUST BASED ON OUR STUDENT AND FAMILY NEEDS.

WE HAVE BEEN HAVING THIS CONVERSATION ABOUT THE OPENING IN THE FALL AND IN THE SUMMER, AND WHAT THE MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS WILL BE FOR OUR STUDENTS AT ALL LEVELS.

AND YOU HAVE HEARD EACH OF OUR SPEAKERS TALK ABOUT THE WHOLE CHILD APPROACH AND WRAPAROUND SERVICES THAT WILL BE IMPORTANT AS WE REOPEN IN THE FALL.

WE HAVE DISCUSSED INTENSIVE MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS, MAKING SURE THAT WE ARE WORKING WITH TIER 1 TYPE PREVENTION AND INTERVENTION AS WELL AS UP TO TIER 3 â€" SUPPORTING

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OUR STUDENTS.

SOME FEEDBACK HAS BEEN MAKING SURE TO INCORPORATE SUPPORT FOR GANG PREVENTION AND MIDDLE SCHOOL SERVICES.

SOME OF THE THINGS YOU HAVE HEARD MS. GARVEY MENTION.

AND OF COURSE, OUR STAFF WANTED TO EXPRESS THE MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS AND THESE SERVICES ARE SECURITY BASED IN NATURE.

THAT WAS THE FEEDBACK OF THE STAFF AND I THINK WE ALL HAVE AGREEMENT ON THAT.

CERTAINLY THE MENTAL HEALTH THERAPIST THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT ARE NEEDED AND HAVE BEEN NEEDED PRE-COVID.

AND COVID REALLY JUST HIGHLIGHTED A LOT OF SUPPORT THAT OUR FAMILIES AND STUDENTS NEEDED â€" AND I WOULD SAY INTENSIFIED THOSE NEEDS MOVING FORWARD.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: OKAY.

THANK YOU.

DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? MS. NOLAN?

>> VICE CHAIR NOLAN: SO I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT ON WHAT DOCTOR CRAWFORD SAID.

FIRST OFF, I JUST WANT TO THANK THOSE THAT PUT TIME AND WORK INTO THE PROPOSAL.

I APPRECIATE IT.

AND I WANT TO BE CRYSTAL CLEAR AND CANDID THAT I WOULD FOLLOW MIKE MACKEY AND KATE GARVEY TILL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH! I'VE BEEN IN THIS WORK FOR OVER 24 YEARS, AND I HAVE NEVER MET FINER FOLKS THAT ARE MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE AND BRILLIANT AT WHAT THEY DO! I THINK ANY CHANCE THAT WE CAN GET RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THEM I SINCERELY MEAN THAT.

DOCTOR GADDY, I DIDN'T HAVE THE PLEASURE TO GET TO KNOW YOU, BUT I'M THANKFUL FOR YOU BEING IN THIS ROLE.

SOME SURE I FEEL THE SAME WAY ABOUT YOU AND I APPRECIATE IT.

SO I WANT TO SAY IN NO WAY SHAPE OR FORM DOES MY FEEDBACK HAVE ANYTHING TO DO WITH THAT.

I THINK WE CAN ALL AGREE THAT THIS RESEARCH IS IMPORTANT.

IT WAS IMPORTANT BEFORE COVID, DURING COVID, AND AFTER COVID.

SO I AM NOT DISAGREEING WITH THE RECOMMENDATIONS.

I THINK ANYTIME YOU HAVE A SCHOOL WITH MORE THAN 10 KIDS, YOU CAN ALWAYS USE MORE THERAPISTS, ENGLISH TEACHERS, LIBRARIANS AND MENTORS.

THE BIGGEST CONCERN I HAVE ISN'T SO MUCH THE RECOMMENDATIONS BUT THE SAFETY GAP.

I WANT TO EMPHASIZE WITH DOCTOR CRAWFORD HIGHLIGHTED.

I THINK WE HAVE TO OWN THAT THAT'S WHAT THE SRO IS PROVIDING.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ARE CRYSTAL CLEAR.

WHILE THESE ARE IMPORTANT SERVICES AND I THINK THEY WILL BE WELCOMED BY ACPS, THERE IS STILL A GAP THAT WAS CANCELED BY THE SROS.

I DON'T WANT US TO HIGH-FIVE EACH OTHER AND FEEL LIKE WE'VE DID IT.

FOR EXAMPLE, SOME OF THE CONCERNS I HAVE IS THAT â€" AGAIN, I'M NOT A FAIR MONGER AND I WANT TO BE CRYSTAL CLEAR ON THAT.

I LIKE TO USE DATA AND NOT ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE.

THERE WAS A RECENT WASHINGTON POST ARTICLE TALKING ABOUT ISOLATION OF MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES, THERE HAS BEEN AN UPTICK IN SCHOOL SHOOTINGS.

I JUST WANT TO ON THE FACT THAT THERE IS NOTHING THAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING IN THE SCHOOL THAT WILL PREVENT POTENTIAL LIVES BEEN TAKEN IF THERE WAS A VIOLENT ACT.

WE DO HAVE SITUATIONS WHERE SEXUAL ASSAULTS HAPPEN OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL.

THAT IF A YOUNG LADY FEELS EXCEPTIONALLY COMFORTABLE GOING UP TO A POLICE OFFICER.

THERE WILL BE THINGS UNREPORTED.

FIGHTS THAT NORMALLY ARE GOING TO BE DIFFUSED BY SROS ARE GOING TO TAKE PLACE.

WE CANNOT EXPECT ANY OF OUR STAFF TO BE ABLE TO DE-ESCALATE OR BREAK UP FIGHTS.

JUST GOING TO KEEP THINGS REAL.

I HAVE TALKED TO PEOPLE â€" YOUNG PEOPLE AND TEENAGERS â€" ALUMNI FROM THE CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL.

IT PREVENTED THEM FROM DOING NEGATIVE THINGS.

I HEARD TEENAGERS SAY I DID NOT FIGHT IN TC WILLIAMS BECAUSE OF SRO PRESENCE.

I DID NOT BRING GANG ACTIVITY OR DEAL DRUGS IN THE SCHOOL BECAUSE THE SROS WERE A DETERRENT.

AND THESE IS COMING FROM THE MOUTHS OF THE STUDENTS THEMSELVES.

I JUST DO NOT WANT TO HAVE ON ACPS'S HEAD THAT IF AND WHEN THESE THINGS OCCUR, PARTICULARLY AFTER A YEAR OF ISOLATION, THAT WE WERE PUT IN A SITUATION AS A SCHOOL DIVISION THAT WE DIDN'T HAVE THE TOOLS WE ASK FOR.

ONE THING THAT WAS SUPER FRUSTRATING WATCHING WAS CERTAIN COUNCIL MEMBERS SAYING I JUST REALLY WANT TO HEAR FROM THE STAFF.

WE TOLD YOU.

IN FACT, WE JUST LOST ONE OF OUR TALENTED SOCIAL WORKERS THAT REFUSES TO WORK NOW IN OUR HIGH SCHOOL BECAUSE SHE FELT DISRESPECTED AND NO LONGER HAS THE TOOLS TO DO HER JOB.

SHE SAID THE SROS IS WHAT SHE NEEDED TO DO HER JOB.

I THINK WE JUST NEED TIME AS A TEAM TO DIGEST THIS AND SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING.

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I REALLY WISH THAT COUNCILMEMBERS HAD FOLLOWED MR. CHAPMAN'S LEAD IN ALLOWING US TO HAVE SOME COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT.

UNFORTUNATELY, THAT CHOICE WAS TAKEN AWAY.

AGAIN, I JUST WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE AND ON THE FACT THAT THESE ARE REALLY HELPFUL, BUT THIS DOES NOT REPLACE A GAP THAT WILL TAKE PLACE.

IF THINGS OCCUR NEXT YEAR, WE JUST HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT SCHOOL STAFF IN PARTICULAR IS NOT HELD RESPONSIBLE.

THOSE ARE MY CONCERNS IN TERMS OF THE SAFETY ASPECT.

OTHERWISE, I MEAN, WHO WOULDN'T WANT TO HAVE ADDITIONAL MENTORING AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES? MUCH APPRECIATED.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: THANK YOU.

DO I HAVE ANYTHING FROM THE MAYOR OR MR. CHAPMAN? MR. CHAPMAN?

>> THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

MY COLLEAGUES ASKED ME TO PASS ALONG A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

SO IF I COULD GET A RESPONSE TO THESE.

I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS NECESSARILY FOR STAFF OR FOR THE BOARD MEMBERS.

BUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE I'M ABLE TO GIVE THESE ANSWERS AT THE NEXT MEETING.

AND I BELIEVE SOME OF THEM MIGHT BE WATCHING AS WELL.

AS YOU SAW THE LEVELS OF STAFFING THAT OUR STAFF TALKED ABOUT, AND I THINK MS. CRAWFORD MIGHT HAVE ANSWERED THIS SO YOU CAN CORRECT ME â€" WAS THERE ANY DISCUSSION OR DIFFERENCE OF OPINION AROUND THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF STAFFING THAT WERE OFFERED BY OUR STAFF? THAT WAS ONE QUESTION.

IF YOU DID WATCH THE COUNCIL MEETING, WE DID HAVE SOME DECENT DISCUSSION AROUND STAFFING LEVELS AND WHAT THAT MEANT AND WHAT THAT WOULD ACHIEVE.

ALSO, SPACE FOR ADDITIONAL STAFF â€" IF THESE RESOURCES ARE TAKEN IN, IS THERE APPROPRIATE SPACE FOR THEM AS WELL? I'LL STOP RIGHT THERE.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: DO YOU WANT ME TO HOP IN?

>> SURE.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: SO I KNOW JUST TO PIGGYBACK ON SOME OF THE CONCERNS ARTIE STATED, THERE IS STILL A SECURITY NEED.

SO AS MS. NOLAN NOTED, I THINK THERE WERE DEFINITELY CERTAIN POSITIONS THAT STAFF THOUGHT WOULD BE GOOD ADDITIONS.

BUT IT STILL DOESN'T FILL SOME OF THE GAPS AND OTHER STAFF ARE REALLY CONCERNED ABOUT THAT.

PARTICULARLY OUR SECURITY TEAM.

THERE IS THE FACT THAT IT IS â€" TC JUST ONE EXAMPLE â€" IT IS A 4000-KID HIGH SCHOOL.

THERE ARE 37 EXITS TO THAT BUILDING.

JUST THE KING STREET BUILDING.

SO THERE IS SOME CONCERN ABOUT HAVING INDIVIDUALS WHO REALLY KNOW THE LAY OF THE LAND TO PROTECT KIDS.

NOT ONLY PHYSICALLY, BUT AS MS. NOLAN NOTED, SOCIALLY AND EMOTIONALLY.

THERE IS JUST A VERY SPECIFIC NICHE THERE WITH THE SROS.

I THINK IT'S COMPLICATED.

MY CONCLUSION, HONESTLY, FROM ALL OF THIS IS I FEEL LIKE MAYBE WE ARE FEELING A LITTLE RUSHED IN A SOUND DECISION.

SIMPLY BECAUSE WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE DON'T GO COMPLETELY TO ONE END AND MISS A HUGE GAP THAT WE ARE NOT ABLE TO FIND.

SO THAT IS MY PRELIMINARY RESPONSE.

>> IF I COULD CLARIFY THE QUESTION.

I DO APPRECIATE YOUR ANSWER PREFACING THE QUESTION.

I THINK THE QUESTION FOR MY COLLEAGUES WAS REALLY ABOUT THE MENTAL HEALTH RESOURCES.

AND I'M NOT TAKING ANYTHING AWAY FROM YOUR ANSWER.

I DO HEAR YOU BOTH.

BUT I KNOW IN TRANSLATING THAT QUESTION FROM MY COLLEAGUES TO THIS MEETING, I WANT TO BE SPECIFIC.

THAT THEY WERE FOCUSED ON THE PRESENTATION THAT YOU JUST SAW AND THOUGHTS AROUND THAT.

SO IF YOU COULD.

>> VICE CHAIR NOLAN: THAT?

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: I WILL LET DOCTOR CRAWFORD JUMP IN ON THAT.

I KNOW THAT THERE WERE SOME THOUGHTS ABOUT PARTICULARLY THREE POSITIONS THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY HELPFUL.

AND I WILL LET HER.

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>> VICE CHAIR NOLAN: THAT.

>> VICE CHAIR NOLAN: AND I APPRECIATE THAT DISTINCTION.

THAT'S WHAT WOULD BE HELPFUL â€" THE REFRAMING OF THE CONVERSATION.

ONE OF THE THINGS I WAS SURPRISED AT DURING THE COUNCIL MEETING DISCUSSION IS THIS IS REPLACING THE SRO PROGRAM.

WE NEED TO GET AWAY FROM THAT.

WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT THAT PROGRAM HAS BEEN TAKEN AWAY AND WE HAVE TO WAVE A RED FLAG.

RIGHT NOW WHERE THE LARGEST HIGH SCHOOL IN THE STATE WITH THE LOWEST ARREST AND SUSPENSION DATA.

AND THE LOWEST LEVEL OF ILLEGAL ACTIVITIES IN THE SCHOOL.

IF THERE IS AN UPTICK IN THAT â€" WE JUST WANT TO BE CRYSTAL CLEAR.

THE PROGRAM IS BEING TAKEN AWAY BY CITY COUNCIL.

SO WE DON'T WANT THE DISCUSSION OF THIS IS REPLACING THAT.

I THINK THAT IS WHERE WE ARE COMING FROM.

WE ARE JUST TRYING TO HIGHLIGHT THAT.

BUT I JUST WANTED TO ADD THAT IN.

BUT I APPRECIATE THE DISTINCTION.

I THINK WHAT YOU ARE SAYING IS CORRECT â€" THIS IS A DIFFERENT INITIATIVE NOT TO REPLACE THE FORMER ONE.

GOT IT.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: DOCTOR CRAWFORD?

>> YES, YOU TOOK THE WORDS OUT OF MY MOUTH.

WHEN WE ARE TALKING TO OUR PRINCIPALS AND EQUITY LEADERSHIPS, THAT'S AN IMPORTANT DISTINCTION TO THEM.

THEY DON'T WANT THE PERCEPTION TO BE THAT THEY ARE IN ANY WAY REPLACING THE SECURITY.

WITH THAT DISCUSSION ASIDE, FROM A MENTAL HEALTH PERSPECTIVE OF TAKING A LOOK AT SHARING THE PRESENTATION AND POSITION THAT WERE PUT FORWARD, THEY GAVE US SOME GOOD FEEDBACK.

THE TARGETED TIER 3 SUPPORT FROM DC HS, WHICH IS INCLUDED IN THE PRESENTATION, IS A BIG AREA OF NEED FOR US.

THAT ONE FROM A SCHOOL-BASED SST TEAM WHERE YOU NEED MORE INTENSIVE SUPPORT, THEN YOU CAN PROVIDE THAT IS WHO WE WERE FOR FAMILIES TOO.

AND THROUGH OUR CURRENT PARTNERSHIP, WE HAVE STAFF MEMBERS WHO ARE ON SITE.

MANY TIMES, WE HAVE A WAIT LIST FOR THOSE SERVICES THAT ARE MORE INTENSIVE BY NATURE.

SO THEY WERE IN FULL SUPPORT FOR THAT.

THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE WERE LOOKING AT SIX THROUGH 12 WITH US.

THAT WE WERE INCLUDING OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL AND IT WASN'T JUST ALEXANDRIA HIGH SCHOOL AND KING STREET FOCUSED, BUT IT WAS GOING ACROSS THE BOARD.

ALSO, THAT WE ARE INCLUDING â€" IS THERE AN ELEMENT OF BEING AWARE AND PREVENTATIVE IN NATURE AS WE ARE LOOKING AT GANG PREVENTION â€" WITH SOME OF THE FEEDBACK I RECEIVED.

TO MAKE SURE THAT WAS AN ASPECT THAT WAS BUILT IN THERE.

BUT CERTAINLY FROM THE HEALTH PERSPECTIVE, WE KNOW THAT THE TEAM WELLNESS CENTER AND BUILDING THE SUPPORTS THERE IS CRITICAL.

SO MANY TIMES YOU WILL HAVE A PHYSICAL AILMENT AS A RESULT OF SOMETHING THAT COULD BE MENTAL HEALTH IN NATURE.

THAT'S WHY OUR SCHOOL NURSES ARE ON OUR TEAMS. SO JUST INCREASING THE PARTNERSHIP AND THE OVERALL WELL-BEING OF OUR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS WAS FULLY SUPPORTED.

I WILL SAY EVEN DURING OUR CLOSURE TIMES, WE CONTINUED TO GET SECURITY ALERTS.

THOSE ARE OUR CONCERNING SEARCHES ON THE CHROME BOOKS OR AT HOME DEVICES FOR SELF HARM.

WE HAD OVER 60 SOME SUICIDE ASSESSMENTS COMPLETED THIS YEAR â€" THIS SCHOOL YEAR.

SO THAT'S THE LEVEL OF TIER 3 SUPPORT â€" WHETHER IT'S THROUGH DC HS OR CONTINUING TO BUILD OUR A CPS SERVICES AND STAFF.

THAT NEED IS HUGE.

AND ALL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS WERE VOCAL ON THAT.

TO THEM, IT'S NOT AN EITHER OR.

THEY WOULD LIKE TO SAY IT'S AN AND.

>> SO DOCTOR CRAWFORD, TO JUST BE VERY CLEAR AND FOR ANYBODY LISTENING, YOU DIDN'T NECESSARILY HAVE ANY ISSUES WITH THE LEVELS OR POSITIONS THAT WERE OFFERED UP BY THE CITY?

>> I DID NOT.

I HAD QUESTIONS THAT MS. GARVEY HAS BEEN GOOD ENOUGH TO ANSWER.

THE MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS ARE PARAMOUNT.

AND THEY WILL REMAIN SO NEXT YEAR.

>> ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU.

AND I'M ASSUMING I SAW A NUMBER OF PEOPLE SHAKING HEADS IN TERMS OF THE SPACE QUESTION.

THAT THAT WOULDN'T BE AN ISSUE?

>> YEAH.

I DO NOT ANTICIPATE THAT.

IT'S HARD TO KNOW EXACTLY HOW MUCH SPACE BECAUSE A NUMBER OF THE POSITIONS ROTATE.

BUT I DID REACH OUT IN ADVANCE WHEN I SAW THE POSITIONS TO MAKE SURE THERE WOULD BE SPACE AVAILABLE â€" RESPECTFUL SPACE AND PRIVATE SPACE.

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ALL OF THE THINGS THAT WE TALKED ABOUT.

IF SOMEBODY NEEDED A CONFIDENTIAL SPACE.

AND THAT IS NOT ANTICIPATED TO BE A PROBLEM.

I DID RECEIVE RESPONSES FROM OUR ADMINISTRATORS ANTICIPATING THAT QUESTION.

>> MR. MAYOR, ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS THAT WE NEEDED TO RELAY?

>> MAYOR WILSON: I THINK I HEARD ONE OF MY COLLEAGUES ASKING ABOUT RELATIVE TRADE-OFFS WITH POTENTIAL GUIDANCE COUNSELOR ADDITIONS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

I GUESS MY QUESTION â€" COMING OFF THE COMMENTS ABOUT THE TIMING OF ALL OF THIS.

TO THE EXTENT THAT THIS IS A TIGHT TIME LIGHT TO MAKE THIS DECISION.

I GUESS THE QUESTION FOR BOTH OF YOU IS WHAT IS A MORE APPROPRIATE TIMELINE FOR MAKING THESE KINDS OF DECISIONS? HOW MUCH MORE TIME WOULD YOU GUYS NEED AND WHAT WOULD YOU GUYS DO AS FAR AS A PROCESS DURING THAT TIME? AS I SAID AT THE MEETING, THERE'S NO PRESSURE ON THIS DECISION.

THERE IS NOTHING PUSHING US TO MAKE THIS DECISION NEXT WEEK OR THE WEEK AFTER.

EXCEPT THAT THE MONEY IS AVAILABLE AND WE CAN ALLOCATE IT.

BUT IF YOU BELIEVE THAT WE NEED MORE TIME â€" I GUESS, WALK ME THROUGH WHAT WE WOULD DO TO ARRIVE AT THAT DECISION.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: SO I GUESS THE CHALLENGE I HAVE IS, YOU KNOW, IN TERMS OF THE TIMELINE.

AND MAYBE THE PROCESS IS JUST HAVING ANOTHER MOMENT TO CONNECT BOTH THE STAFF AND THE BOARD TO ANSWER SPECIFIC QUESTIONS.

BECAUSE ONE OF THE THINGS I APPRECIATE THAT I AM HEARING FROM DOCTOR CRAWFORD IS THE NOTION OF THE TIERED SUPPORT.

AND UNDERSTANDING THAT THE TIER 3 NEEDS ARE THERE.

AND I'M ALWAYS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHATEVER POSITIONS WE DO HAVE, OR WHATEVER SERVICES WE DO HAVE, I ALWAYS WANT TO BE ABLE TO ARTICULATE HOW THEY FALL INTO OUR MULTITIER SYSTEMS OF SUPPORT.

SO WE HAVE A CLEAR FRAMEWORK ABOUT HOW WE ARE DOING THE WORK WE ARE DOING.

SO THAT IS ONE PIECE FOR ME THAT I FEEL I WANT TO HAVE A FULL DISCUSSION ON.

WITH THE STAFF TO BE CLEAR.

WE ALWAYS WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT AS A BOARD, WE HAVE OUR IDEAS.

HOWEVER, WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE ARE FULFILLING STAFF NEEDS AND BRINGING THAT TOGETHER.

THAT, FOR ME, FEELS LIKE I NEED ANOTHER BOARD STAFF MOMENT (LAUGHING), WHERE WE CAN POWWOW FLESH SOMETHING LIKE THAT OUT.

I ALSO WANT TO BE ABLE TO FLESH OUT â€" I KNOW THE SECURITY CONCERN.

AND I WANT TO BE CLEAR THAT WE HAVE A PLAN FOR ADDRESSING THAT AS WELL.

MS. NOLAN, DO YOU WANT TO JUMP IN? SO TIMELINE WISE, YOU KNOW, GOSH THAT'S HARD TO SAY.

A MONTH.

DOCTOR CRAWFORD, DO YOU HAVE ANY THOUGHTS ON THAT? (LAUGHING).

>> AS I SHARED, I WAS ABLE TO REACH OUT TO THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION WITH THESE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS.

BUT IF WE HAVE MORE TIME, I MIGHT BE ABLE TO ENGAGE WITH STAKEHOLDERS TO ANSWER THESE SPECIFIC QUESTIONS THAT MR. CHAPMAN WAS ASKING.

AND THERE IS THE SEPARATE ITEM THAT YOU MENTION.

SO THAT WOULD WORK FOR US.

>> YEAH, THANK YOU MADAM CHAIR.

REGARDING YOUR LINE OF THINKING AROUND THE MENTAL HEALTH PIECE â€" I JUST WANT TO BE ABLE TO CLEARLY PRESENT THIS TO MY COLLEAGUES.

IS YOUR THINKING AROUND THE POWWOW â€" I'M SORRY, I DON'T WANT TO PAINT YOU INTO A CORNER â€" OR ANY OF THE OUTCOMES OF THAT POWWOW CHANGES TO WHAT YOU SAW IN THAT PRESENTATION? MEANING, YOU WANT TO SEE A DIFFERENT LEVEL OF STAFFING? DIFFERENT STAFF MEMBERS TRADED OUT? I THINK THAT'S WHAT MY COLLEAGUES WANTED TO KNOW.

I KNOW THAT'S A VERY HARD TO PIN DOWN WITHOUT HAVING THAT FULL CONVERSATION.

I THINK WHAT I WANT TO BE ABLE TO TAKE BACK TO MY COLLEAGUES IS SOME SENSE FROM THIS SUBCOMMITTEE AND THE CHAIRS AND VICE CHAIR SPECIFICALLY, THAT THEY ARE

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TENTATIVELY OKAY WITH WHAT THEY HAVE SEEN IN THE PRESENTATION? IN TERMS OF POSITIONS, NUMBERS OF STAFFING, WHAT THOSE STAFFERS DO.

THE FACT THAT THOSE STAFFERS HAVE SPACE IN THE SYSTEM.

I THINK THAT'S WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING FOR ME TO BRING BACK TO THEM.

SO WHAT DOES THAT POWWOW DO TO THAT?

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: WHAT THE POWWOW WOULD DO IS CLARIFY EVERYBODY'S THINKING ON WHAT IS BEING PRESENTED.

AND JUXTAPOSE THAT PRESENTATION WITH STAFF FEEDBACK, TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE MAKING THE BEST POSSIBLE DECISION REGARDING HOW WE MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS.

DOES THAT MAKE SENSE?

>> IT DOES.

I APPRECIATE THAT CLARITY.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: BECAUSE I LOOK AT THOSE POSITIONS.

YES! VERY COOL.

WHO DOESN'T WANT ALL THOSE THINGS? I DON'T THINK THAT'S EVEN A QUESTION â€" OR FOR ME, IT'S NOT.

THOSE THINGS ARE GREAT.

THERE ARE A LOT OF GREAT THINGS WE CAN DO.

I ALWAYS WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT IT IS FULFILLING THE NEED THAT WE ARE TRYING TO FULFILL IS WHAT I WOULD SAY.

>> VICE CHAIR NOLAN: AND I WOULD JUST REITERATE THAT THESE RESOURCES WERE NEEDED PRE-COVID, DURING COVID AND AFTER COVID.

ANYTIME YOU HAVE A SCHOOL WITH MORE THAN 10 KIDS, YOU CAN ALWAYS USE THOSE RESOURCES.

THEY ARE NO-BRAINERS.

AND I JUST WANT TO OVER EMPHASIZE THAT ANYTIME YOU HAVE â€" MIKE MIKEY, KATE GARVEY, AND DOCTOR CARVER IN THE ROOM, THAT'S REALLY GIVING ME MORE â€" AND DOCTOR GADDY OF COURSE â€" I THINK YOU COULDN'T ASK FOR BETTER MINDS AROUND WHAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.

AND TO DOCTOR CRAWFORD'S POINT EARLIER, THIS IS A TRUE EXAMPLE OF COLLABORATION BETWEEN THE CITIES AND SCHOOLS.

IN THE RELATIONSHIP I KNOW THAT DOCTOR CRAWFORD HAS WITH THE INDIVIDUALS WE JUST MENTIONED.

I GUESS, I THINK THAT'S ALWAYS HELPFUL AND YOU COULDN'T ASK FOR BETTER.

AGAIN, I THINK THE CHALLENGE IS WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THOSE ON THE GROUND, SUCH AS THE PRINCIPLES AND THOSE WHO ARE GOING TO BE IMPLEMENTING IT AND HAVING IT â€" I THINK WE NEED MORE TIME TO GET THEIR FEEDBACK AND THOUGHTS.

I THINK ANYTIME YOU WANT TO MAKE A RECOMMENDATION THAT WE LISTEN TO THOSE ON THE GROUND.

AND CANDIDLY, I JUST SAW THESE RECOMMENDATIONS.

I'M NOT AS AN ELECTIVE IN A POSITION TO SAY THE NEED OR NOT NEED.

SO IT LOOKS GREAT.

BUT WE JUST NEED TO TALK TO THEM.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: I'M SORRY.

ALSO IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE BOARD TO HEAR FROM JOHN AND HIS TEAM AS WELL.

BECAUSE THAT IS NOT A COMPONENT THAT WE HAVE HAD TIME TO ENGAGE AND HEAR FROM AT THIS POINT IN THE PROCESS.

>> UNDERSTOOD.

AND I ASSUMED TO VICE CHAIR NOLAN'S POINT.

I'M NOT NECESSARILY ASKING YOU TO GIVE ME A YES PER SE.

I'M TRYING TO TAKE SOME UNDERSTANDING BACK TO MY ELECTED BODY AND I KNOW YOU WILL DO THE SAME THING.

I HAVE WRITTEN DOWN THE CONCERNS OF THE SAFETY GAP AND WILL WILL TAKE THAT BACK TO THE BODY AS WELL FOR FURTHER DISCUSSION.

>> VICE CHAIR NOLAN: I APPRECIATE THAT.

THAT'S GOOD.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: GREAT.

ANYTHING ELSE? SO JUST TO CONFIRM, MR. MAYOR, MAYBE SHOULD YOU AND I COME TOGETHER AND FIGURE OUT â€" WHEN WOULD BE THE NEXT POSSIBLE â€".

>> MAYOR WILSON: YEAH.

THIS IS THE PROBLEM FOR US.

AND AGAIN, JOHN AND I ARE JUST 2/7 AND

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WE CAN'T SPEAK FOR OUR COLLEAGUES.

THIS IS SCHEDULED TO COME BACK AT OUR DOCKET ON THE SIXTH.

FOR COUNCIL ACTION.

COUNSEL COULD ACT THAT EVENING AND ALLOCATE THIS MONEY IF A MAJORITY FEELS LIKE.

IF WE WANTED TO DELAY IT FURTHER TO ALLOW SOME OF THE CONVERSATIONS THAT YOU GUYS WOULD LIKE TO HAVE, BECAUSE WE TAKE OFF THE SUMMER, THE NEXT TIME WE COULD ACT ON IT WOULD BE THE FIRST MEETING IN SEPTEMBER.

THE BEGINNING OF SEPTEMBER.

SO THAT WOULD BE THE TIMING CHOICES.

SO IT'S EITHER ACTING ON TUESDAY THE SIXTH, OR THE BEGINNING OF SEPTEMBER, BARRING A SPECIAL MEETING.

BUT I WILL BE ON VACATION SO â€" NO (LAUGHING)! I'M JUST GOING TO LAY THAT OUT THERE.

BUT I HEARD KATE ONCE A SUMMER MEETING IN AUGUST.

>> JOINED THE TEAM, KATE! COUNCIL MEETINGS ALL YEAR LONG!

>> MAYOR WILSON: SO YEAH.

WE WILL EITHER ACT ON THE SIXTH, AS IS CURRENTLY SCHEDULED TO HAPPEN WILL STOP OR IF WE DO FOR IT, THE NEXT TIME WE COULD ACT WOULD BE IN SEPTEMBER.

>> AND IF I MAY JUMP IN? I WOULD HESITATE.

IF YOU SAW THE LAST COUNCIL MEETING, AND MR. MAYOR, YOU CAN ATTEST TO THIS, SOME GNASHING OF TEETH AROUND DELAYING IT â€" EVEN TO THIS POINT.

SO WE COULD COME TO THIS MEETING.

SO I WOULD BE VERY SURPRISED.

OF COURSE, I DON'T HAVE A CRYSTAL BALL, BUT I WOULD BE SURPRISED IF WE HAD A MAJORITY THAT WANTED TO CONTINUE TO PUSH THE DECISION DOWN THE ROAD.

I DON'T MEAN TO PUSH ON AN ANSWER TODAY, BUT I WANT TO GIVE FOLKS A REALISTIC PICTURE TO WHAT COUNSEL'S THINKING WAS.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: OKAY.

THANK YOU.

>> MAYOR WILSON: I CONCUR WITH JOHN'S ASSESSMENT ON THAT.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: SO MOVING ON, THE LAST THING ON THE AGENDA IS PLANNING AND DESIGN OF THE POOL.

>> I'M NOT SURE IF WE ADDED THIS ITEM, BUT I CAN BRIEFLY GO OVER THE CONVERSATIONS WE ARE HAVING.

SO WE ARE WORKING TO NARROW DOWN THE POOL OPTIONS.

THERE ARE THREE ON THE TABLE.

WE HAD A LENGTHY AND GOOD DISCUSSION LAST WEEK ABOUT WHAT OUR INTENT WITH THE POOL IS TO BE.

HOW WE CAN EXPAND OUR SWIM PROGRAMS FOR OUR YOUNG LEARNERS.

ALSO THAT WE PROVIDE A COMPETITIVE POOL.

WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING TO DEVELOP WHAT OUR INTENT OF HOW WE WOULD USE IT.

SO THAT WAY THEY CAN SEE HOW THEY WOULD USE IT IN THOSE TIMES WHEN WE ARE NOT USING IT.

AND BE ABLE TO DETERMINE WHAT PROGRAMS THEY WOULD USE AND THEREFORE WHICH DESIGN WOULD MAKE THE MOST SENSE.

ALL OF THE DESIGNS WE ARE LOOKING AT RIGHT NOW PROVIDE A COMPETITIVE POOL FOR OUR ATHLETES.

AS WELL AS A DIVING WELL FOR OUR SWIM AND DIVE TEAM.

A LOT OF THE CONVERSATION WAS AROUND THIS TRAINING POOL, WHICH WOULD BE FOR SOME OF THE YOUNGER SWIMMERS.

AND AS MY UNDERSTANDING GOES, SOME OF THE SENIOR COMMUNITY PROGRAMS. AND WHERE THAT WOULD FIT IN â€" DOES IT MAKE SENSE TO BE A SEPARATE POOL FROM THE MAIN COMPETITION POOL? SO, WE ARE STILL HAVING THOSE CONVERSATIONS.

WE ARE NARROWING IT DOWN TO HOPEFULLY HAVING IT IN THE NEXT DESIGN PACKAGE.

WE ARE WORKING WITH OUR ARCHITECT ON THAT.

I AM HAPPY TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: YES.

>> MAYOR WILSON: THANK YOU.

THANKS FOR THE UPDATE.

THAT'S GREAT TO HEAR.

THE WORK THAT YOU ARE DOING IS EXCELLENT.

SOUNDS LIKE WE ARE ON THE TRACK I HOPED WE WOULD BE ON.

THE ONE THING I WANTED TO BOOKMARK OUT THERE IS IN THE PAST WHEN WE HAVE DONE THESE SHARED YOUTH THINGS, WE PUT TOGETHER SOME TYPE OF MOU TO SPELL OUT HOW THAT WILL WORK.

I HOPE THAT WE WILL DO SOMETHING SIMILAR HERE.

THAT WAY ONCE WE SETTLE ON HOW WE DESIGN AND CONFIGURE AND PUT TOGETHER AN MOU THAT SPELLS OUT HOW THAT CITY AND SCHOOL RELATIONSHIP IS GOING TO GO IN THE FUTURE.

AS FAR AS MAINTAINING AND MANAGING THAT RESOURCE.

IT HAS WORKED OUT ON OTHER SITES WHERE WE HAVE DONE THIS IN THE PAST.

IT'S GOOD TO HAVE THOUGH SHARED GROUND RULES AND UNDERSTANDINGS AT THE BEGINNING.

I THINK MEMORIALIZING THAT FOR ANY RESOURCE FROM A PLAYGROUND TO A POOL IS REALLY HELPFUL.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

THAT IS OUR INTENT AS WELL AS OUR CPAS INTENT.

SO TO FIGURE OUT EXACTLY WHO WAS USING IT AND HOW OFTEN IT IS BEING USED AND WHERE

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IT MAKES SENSE FOR THESE OPERATING DOLLARS LIE.

ONE OTHER POINT THAT I WANTED TO POINT OUT â€" THAT WAS BROUGHT UP BY THE TEAM IS IT'S REALLY CRITICAL TO NOT JUST TALK ABOUT THE NEW POOL BUT THE USE OF CHINK OPINION.

AND HOW DOES OUR MOVING OUR ATHLETIC PROGRAM OVER â€" WHAT DOES THAT DO FOR OUR PCA AND VICE VERSA.

SO JUST ANOTHER CONVERSATION TOPIC THAT HAS COME UP.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: MR. CHAPMAN?

>> THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

I WANTED TO PASS ALONG SOME MORE QUESTIONS FROM COUNCILMEMBERS.

AND IT MIGHT BE TOO EARLY FOR THIS PARTICULAR QUESTION, BUT I WANTED TO ASK ANYWAY IN CASE IT'S NOT.

THE QUESTION IS WHAT POOL DESIGNER IS BEING USED? I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAVE SECURED THAT ALREADY?

>> SO AS PART OF OUR ARCHITECT TEAM, THEY HAVE A BIG TEAM WITH A BUNCH OF SUBCONSULTANTS.

AQUATIC DESIGN GROUP IS THE NAME OF THE FIRM.

THEY HAVE DONE POOLS IN THE REGION, SO THEY ARE THE ONES WORKING ON THE DESIGN.

>> OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THE NEXT QUESTION IS, WILL THIS POOL SERVE THE NEEDS OF THE CITY FOR THE NEXT 20 YEARS?

>> I'M GUESSING THAT'S A LIFECYCLE QUESTION?

>> I'M ASSUMING SO.

THEY JUST ASKED ME A BUNCH OF QUESTIONS AND I AM READING THEM OUT.

>> WE ARE DEFINITELY DOING A LIFECYCLE.

[INDISCERNIBLE] BUT I BELIEVE WE WILL ANTICIPATE THAT THIS CERTAINLY WOULD BE IN USE FOR THAT TIME AND BEYOND.

>> OKAY.

THE NEXT QUESTION IS IS THERE ENOUGH SPACE TO DESIGN A POOL THAT FITS THE NEEDS OF THE COMMUNITY? AND LET ME ASK THEM ALL IN CASE THERE'S A WAY TO ENCOMPASS ALL OF THE ANSWERS HERE.

JUST START WITH THOSE TWO, ACTUALLY.

IT SEEMS THAT THE THOUGHT BEHIND THIS IS â€" IS THIS POOL GOING TO BE FORWARD THINKING WHEN IT OPENS? SO IT'S NOT OBSOLETE WHEN IT OPENS? I THINK THAT'S THE GOAL HERE.

>> SO MEANING THE DEMAND FOR AQUATIC FACILITIES? THAT'S SOMETHING I WOULD HAVE TO GO BACK TO THE TEAM AND FIGURE OUT.

I'M NOT SURE HOW MUCH WE ARE LACKING IN COMMUNITY PROGRAMS.

>> OKAY.

CITY MANAGER JINKS, THIS MIGHT BE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE CITIES AND THE SCHOOL TO BRING HOME THE ANSWER FOR BOTH BODIES, IN TERMS OF WHAT THIS FULLY MEANS FOR THE CITY PROGRAMS, SCHOOL PROGRAMS, AND FUTURE CAPACITY?

>> MR. JINKS: I WOULD THINK THAT THIS PROGRAM IS NOT GOING TO MEET CITY NEEDS.

THE CITY NEEDS I WOULDN'T SAY ARE INSATIABLE, BUT THEY ARE SIGNIFICANTLY ABOVE WHAT IS BEING ADDED HERE.

WE ARE TALKING WE ARE GOING TO ADD ON CHINK OPINION.

BASICALLY 100 METER POOL THAT IS 50 METERS LONG.

SO IN A SENSE TWICE AS BIG AS FAR AS SWIMMING LANES THAT HAVE BEEN PROPOSED.

WE WILL TALK TO PARKS AND REC'S STAFF ABOUT DIGGING UP SOME OF THE PRIOR STUDIES THAT HAVE BEEN DONE TO GET AN IDEA OF SOME OF THE QUANTIFICATION OF SWIMMING NEEDS ARE.

BUT I AM 100 PERCENT SURE THAT WHILE THIS IS A BIG LEAP FORWARD, THIS DOES NOT FULLY MEET OUR NEEDS.

>> IN THE LAST QUESTION I HAVE IS WHAT COMMUNICATION WAS THERE SURROUNDING JURISDICTIONS THAT HAVE BEEN BUILDING POLLS RECENTLY? IN TERMS OF SIZE AND CAPACITY AND OPPORTUNITY?

>> SO THROUGH OUR ARCHITECT TEAM, WE HAVE ASKED THEM TO REACH OUT TO SOME OF THEM â€" ARLINGTON AND FAIRFAX AND DC.

SO WE ARE PURSUING THAT COMMUNICATION.

IT MAY NEED TO BE A DIRECT STAFF TO STAFF CONVERSATION, AND WE ARE WILLING TO HAVE THAT.

BUT WE ARE TALKING TO THEM BECAUSE WE'RE TRYING TO GET BETTER NUMBERS ON OPERATING COSTS.

>> THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: MR. WILSON, DID YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

>> MAYOR WILSON: NUMBER.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: MS. NOLAN?

>> VICE CHAIR NOLAN: NO, BUT THANK YOU.

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: OKAY.

SO IT LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE MADE IT TO THE END OF OUR AGENDA.

SO WITH THAT, ALL I NEED IS A MOTION TO ADJOURN! ALL IN FAVOR I.

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MS. NOLAN?

>> VICE CHAIR NOLAN: I SAID I! SORRY.

I JUST WANT TO KEEP GOING! I JUST CAN'T IMAGINE ANYBODY ELSE WANTING ANYWHERE ELSE TO BE! WE JUST GOT STARTED!

>> CHAIR ALDERTON: NONE OF THAT! THANKS EVERYBODY! TALK TO YOU SOON!

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.