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MEETING.THAT IS MADE ONLINE, SO MUCH MORE EASIER.

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IN REGARDS TOSUPPORTS FOR OUR STUDENTS, AND DR. CRAWFORD, SHE

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CANELABORATE A LITTLE MORE ON THIS.

OUR SST'S ARE STILL INPLACE.

AND SOME OF OUR PRINCIPALS IF WE NEED TO THEY CANALSO CHIME IN.

BUT OUR CONSUMPTION, AT OUR SCHOOL LEVEL,WHEN STUDENTS ARE NOT ENGAGED, THE ADVANTAGE WE HAVE NOW ISTHAT TEACHERS KNOW IF SOMEBODY'S NOT ENGAGED.

SO IT'S NOT,LIKE WE HAVE TO MONITOR ALL 16,000 STUDENTS FROM CENTRALOFFICE.

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FORTUNATELY, OUR STAFF MESHES ARE THEN PUTTING INTHE NECESSARY SUPPORTS, SO THAT WE'RE FINDING OUT WHY THESTUDENT NOT ENGAGED.

AND WHY THEY'RE NOT ONLINE.

SO THATWE CAN PROVIDE ADDITIONAL SUPPORTS, THAT ARE CUSTOM IDESSEDFOR THAT STUDENT'S OR FAMILY'S SITUATION.

SO NOW WE'RE AT APLACE BY THEM WEEK ALL EVER OUR STUDENTS THAT WE ARE AWAREOF WILL HAVE THAT INTERNET ACCESS AS WELL AS OUR TECHNOLOGYDEVICES.

WE WILL BE ABLE TO HAVE THAT LIFE LINE BETWEENSCHOOLS AND HOAX ATO GET THE NECESSARY SUPPORTS THAT LOOKDIFFERENTLY THAN WHAT IT DOES IN FACE TO FACE.

NOBODY CANDO THE FACE TO FACE.

WE CAN'T REPLICATE WHAT WE DO INSCHOOL BUT THESE NEW NORMAL OF WHAT SUPPORTS LOOK LIKEDR.

CRAWFORD, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WANTED TO ADD TO THAT ORANY OF OUR PRINCIPALS WANT TO CHIME IN.

>> THANK YOU DR. HUTCHINGS.

SOME OF OUR PRINCIPALS WERESHARING STRATEGIES DURING OUR PRINCIPAL MEETING THISMORNING, THE CHATTELLING ON THE SIDE, REACHING OUT TOSTUDENTS NOT JUST THAT WE KNOW WHO MAY HAVE PARTICULAR,WHETHER IT'S FOOD INSECURITIES, OR INTERNET CASE NEEDS, BUTALSO WITHIN THE CONTEXT OF MTSS AND WHEN MAYOR STUDENTSMIGHT BE IN TIER 2 OR TIER 3 AND NEED ADDITIONAL SUPPORT.IT'S PRIMARY WHAT DR. HUSHINGSING POINTED OUT OUR TEACHERSGETTING SPECIFICALLY INVOLVED IN REACHING OUR STUDENTS.

>> IF I MIGHT ADD FROM THE SCHOOL LEVEL, DURING THE LEARNING1.0 OUR SCHOOL COUNSELORS WERE TASKED WITH CALLING EVERYSTUDENT ON THE CASELOAD, CHECKING THEIR CHROME BOOKS, MAKINGSURE WHAT THEIR SUPPLIES WERE.

WE HAVE TASKED ALL OF OURTEACHERS TO CALL EVERY STUDENT AND THERAPY ADVISORYCASELOADS.

ENSURING WE HAVE SPOKEN TO EVERYONE EITHER BYPHONE OR E-MAIL MAKING CONTACT AND AT THE END OF THIS WEEKWHICH IS TODAY WE'LL WANT TO PRESENT ANOTHER GREAT REPORT TOSEE HOW STUDENTS ARE DOING.

NEXT WEEK TEACHERS HAVE BEENTASKED TO REACHING OUT TO STUDENTS WHO WE HAVE NOT MADECONTACT WITH OR STILL HAVE GRADES BELOW A C.

>> IS THAT ANYONE WHO WANTED TO TALK ABOUT THIS PARTICULARQUESTION.

NEXT UP I HAVE MS. NOLAN WITH A QUESTION.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH TO YOU'LL THE PRINCIPALS THAT ARE ONTHE CALM AND DR. CRAWFORD FOR EVERYONE THAT EVERYONE'SDOING.

THAT WAS ONE OF MY BIG QUESTIONS.

JUST A MINORQUESTION.

I HAVE NO QUESTIONS ABOUT THE GRADING POLICY.

ITHINK THIS IS THE FAIREST THING TO DO.

I'M HAPPY TO MOVEFORWARD AND VOTE YES ON IT.

MY QUESTION IS AS WE PROCEEDINTO THE SPACE, WHAT IS THE COMMUNICATION CLARIFICATION THATBOTH TEACHERS AND STUDENTS ARE RECEIVING AS FAR AS WHAT THEEXPECTATION IS ON EITHER LIKE A DAILY, WEEKLY, CADENCE INTERMS OF WHAT YOU NEED TO GET IN NOW THAT WE'RE MOVINGFORWARD WITH NEW INFORMATION AND GRADING? SO AGAIN MYQUESTION IS, WHAT IS THE -- JUST WHAT IS THE CLARIFICATIONTHAT TEACHERS AND STUDENTS ARE RECEIVING AS TO WHAT THEEXPECTATIONS ARE ON AN EITHER DAILY OR WEEKLY CADENCE?

>> DR. MAZINGO IS ON THE CALL, DID YOU CATCH THATDR.

MAZINGO?

>> OKAY, GOOD AFTERNOON, EVERYONE.

SO-AND-SO MRS. NOLAN,YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT IS THE COMMUNICATION IN TERMS OF THEEXPECTATIONS, IN 2.0, OR WHAT ARE THE COMMUNICATIONS COMINGFROM THE SCHOOLS TO THE STUDENTS?

>> SORRY, I'M JUST TRYING TO UNDERSTAND, NUMBER ONE I GUESSI'M ASSUMING IT'S BEEN CLEARLY COMMUNICATED TO TEACHERS WHATTHEY SHOULD BE DOING ON A DAILY BASIS.

HOW DOES THATTRICKLE DOWN TO THE STUDENTS, THE NEW ERA AS WE ARE GETTINGIN GRADES, ARE STUDENTS CRYSTAL CLEAR WHAT THE EXPECTATIONSARE ON A DAILY BASIS, NOW THAT WE HAVE PIVOTED AND MOVED TOTHE CONTINUITY LEARNING? I GUESS THAT'S WHAT I'M TRYING TOUNDERSTAND, WHAT THE PROTOCOL, DO THEY FEEL THEY'RE ON THESAME PAGE, WHAT THE EXPECTATIONS ARE ON A DAILY BASIS AS WEPIVOT

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INTO THIS NEW ERA.

>> I SEE.

AS PARET INDICATED AS A PART OF 2.0 THERE IS ANEXPECTATION WITH STUDENTS ON A REGULAR BASIS.

AND THATCOMMUNICATION PERTAINS TO INSTRUCTION, IT PERTAINS TO YOUKNOW TRYING TO ASSESS SOME OF THEIR NEEDS.

BUT THERE WASTHE EXPECTATION, THERE IS THE EXPECTATION IN 2.0.

AT THESAME TIME, THE INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS ARE, WHETHER TTYSCOUNSELOR, WHETHER IT'S THE ADMINISTRATORS, WHETHER IT'S THESYSTEM PRINCIPALS, THOSE EXPECTATIONS ARE ALSO BEINGCOMMUNICATED THROUGH THE TEACHERS, THROUGH THE STUDENTS.I'M NOT SURE -- SO IN OTHER WORDS, YES.

THERE IS THISEXPECTATION, THERE IS EXPECTATION FOR EXAMINATION ON AREGULAR BASIS.

SOME OF THE COMMUNICATION AS WE INDICATED IN2.0, THERE IS A WHOLE ROLE FOR STAFF AND CAN SOME THROUGHTHE COUNSELORS, SOME FROM THE SOCIAL WORKERS, YES, THEEXPECTATION FOR IT IS BEING COMMUNICATED.

>> MS. CANTON, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU ARE ON THE CALL OR ON THEZOOM, IT MIGHT BE GOOD FOR YOU TO EXPRESS TO MS. NOLAN, HOWTEACHERS AND STUDENTS, SETTING STUDENT EXPECTATION FROM ATEACHER TO A STUDENT.

>> SO IN K-5, ALL TEACHERS ARE MAKING CONTACT, LIVE CONTACTWITH STUDENTS, USING ZOOM OR OTHER MECHANISMS. WE'RE ALSOPROVIDING DIRECT INSTRUCTION, USING WE VIDEO AND OTHER PLATFORMATION ALREADY EXISTING IN ACPS, SO THAT STUDENTS HAVEFLEXIBILITY AND FAMILIES HAVE FLEXIBILITY IN ACCESSING SOMEOF THESE LESSONS.

THAT WILL BE ONGOING.

WE HAD HAVE ALSOCOMMUNICATED ALL OF THOSE SCHEDULES TO OUR FAMILIES SO THEYCAN USE THE SAMPLE ACPS SCHEDULES, THE SCHOOL SAMPLES THATHAVE BEEN SHARED AND TAILOR FOR EACH HOUSEHOLD, ASEVERYONE'S NEEDS ARE DIFFERENT AS WE'RE AWARE.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

AGAIN MY SINCEREST GRATITUDE ON EVERYSINGLE PERSON ON THE ZOOM, TREMENDOUS TO SEE THE STAFF OFACPS COMMUNICATING.

>> I DON'T SEE ANY MORE HANDS FOR QUESTIONS.

SO IF NOT,THEN WHAT I WOULD LIKE IS IF I COULD GET A MOTION TO ADOPTGRADING POLICY IKC AND REGULATION IKC-R.

>> I MOVE WE ADOPT THE GRADING POLICIES.

>> SECOND.

>> SECOND.

>> OKAY, I HEARD MS. GREEN FIRST AND THE SECOND MS. GREEN,SECONDS MR. SUAREZ'S MOTION.

AND I'M GOING TO ASK FOR THEVOTE BY ROLL CALL.

SO I CINDY ANDERSON VOTE YES.

VERONICANOLAN, YES.

MEAGAN ARE ALDERTON, YES.

GREEN, YES.MARGARET CAN LOTBER, YES.

MICHELLE CAN RIEF, YES.CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ, YES, HEATHER THORNTON, YES.

WE HAVEUNANIMOUS SO THAT PASSES.

THE NEXT THING WE HAVE, WE HAVETHE RESOLUTION WHICH I DIDN'T GET TO TELL ANYBODY

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ABOUT.BUT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT CAME, PROBABLY EVERYBODY SAW ITAT SOME POINT, IT WAS FROM VSBA, I'LL LET MS. ABROZAZE, IFSHE WANTS TO ADD ANYTHING.

IT'S TO PREVENT US FROM HAVINGTO REWORK MULTIPLE POLICIES THAT MIGHT BE IN CONFLICT WITHSOMETHING THAT IS BEING DONE DURING THIS UNPRECEDENTED TIME.SO IT ALLOWS SOME LATITUDE FOR THAT AND IT'S SOMETHING AGAINTHAT WAS SUGGESTED BY THE STATE BOARD ASSOCIATION.

SO IDON'T KNOW, MS. ABRUZEZE DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE TO ADD?

>> YES, THANK YOU CHAIR ANDERSON.

GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE.I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND SHARE MY SCREEN HERE SO EVERYONECAN HEAR THE RESOLUTION, THE DRAFT RESOLUTION.

AND I WILL SCROLL THROUGH IT SLOWLY.

AS CHAIR ANDERSON SAID, MANY OFOUR POLICIES AND REGULATIONS ARE BASED ON STATE AND FEDERALLAWS AND REGULATIONS.

AND SOME OF THOSE HAVE BEEN WAIVEDDURING THIS TIME, DURING THE PANDEMIC.

AND THEREFORE, THATWILL END -- ARE SHOULD SAY THE WAVERS ARE DESIGNED TO BELIMITED IN DURATION.

AND BECAUSE THE LAWS AND REGULATIONSTHAT MANY OF OUR POLICIES ARE BASED ON ARE NOW CURRENTLYCHANGING, IT WOULD BE IMPRACTICAL FOR THE BOARD DO HAVE TOCOME AND

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CHANGE EVERY POLICY THAT'S IMPACTED DURING THESHORT DURATION, WHERE THERE IS A CHANGE TO IT.

AND SO THEVIRGINIA SCHOOL BOARD ASSOCIATION DRAFTED A MODEL RESOLUTIONTHAT THEY SENT OUT TO ALL VIRGINIA SCHOOL DIVISIONS, THATWOULD ESSENTIALLYING BE A BROAD WAIVER OF ANY APPLICABLEBOARD POLICY OR REGULATION WHILE IT'S UNDERPINNING STATE ORFEDERAL LAW OR REGULATION HAVE BEEN WAIVED.

SO THAT THEYARE ALIGNED DURING THE LIMITED PERIOD OF TIME OF THE WAIVER.AND THEREFORE, FOR INSTANCE, THE BOARD DID PASS A CHANGE TOTHE GRADING POLICY TODAY, BUT THIS WOULD PREVENT THE BOARDFROM HAVING TO COME BACK EVERY WEEK AND VOTE ON AN AMENDMENTTO EVERY SINGLE BOARD POLICY OR REGULATION THAT IS IMPACTED.THIS WOULD BE A BLANKET WAIVER, WHEN APPROPRIATE.

AND OFCOURSE THE BOARD WOULD BE NOTIFIED WHEN A PARTICULAR BOARDPOLICY OR REGULATION WAS IMPACTED.

AND ESSENTIALLY I'MGOING TO TRY TO HIGHLIGHT HERE ON MY SCREEN THE FIRST THREEQUARTERS OF THIS RESOLUTION, ESSENTIALLY LAYS OUT FOR THEPUBLIC ALL OF THE BACKGROUND THAT I'VE JUST HIGHLIGHTED.AND THEN THESE TWO STANZAS ARE REALLY THE IMPORTANT PART FORTHE BOARD'S PURPOSES, JUST STATING THAT YOU WOULD SUSPENDANY POLICIES OR EVEN SPECIFIC PROVISIONS WITHIN THEPOLICIES, WHILE THEY'RE UNDERLYING LEGAL OR REGULATORYREQUIREMENTS WERE WAIVED, IT WOULD BE FOR A LIMITEDDURATION.

OF COURSE, THESE CHANGES WOULD BE MADE PUBLIC.SO FOR INSTANCE, REAL WORLD EXAMPLES, THINGS LIKE WAIVER OFSOL'S THE WAIVER OF CLOCK HOUR CREDIT, CERTAIN PLACEMENTTEST REQUIRED TO ENTER DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSES, THERE ARELOTS OF CHANGES BEING MADE RIGHT NOW THAT IMPACT BOARDPOLICIES.

AND SO WE ARE PROPOSING THIS RESOLUTION TODAY FORTHE BOARD'S CONSIDERATION.

PURELY FOR INFORMATION, AND THATWOULD COME BACK TO THE BOARD AT A FUTURE MEETING FOR ACTION.

>> THANK YOU, DO I HAVE ANYONE WITH QUESTIONS ON THAT? ISEE DR. RIEF, DR. RIEF HAS A QUESTION.

>> YEAH, I'M -- SO THIS IS JUST FOR INFORMATION PURPOSESRIGHT NOW AS I UNDERSTAND IT.

BUT I'M SURE THERE AREDISTRICTS IN VIRGINIA THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD ISN'T ABLE TOMEET WEEKLY IN A WEEKLY ZOOM SESSION, WE ARE REALLY, I'MWONDERING IF THAT KIND OF A POLICY IS NECESSARY FOR OURSCHOOL BOARD, IF WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO MEET WEEKLY,THAT WOULD SEEM THAT WE WOULD BE ABLE TO YOU KNOW VOTE ON THOSE POLICY CHANGES.

AND I'M ALSO JUST WONDERING, YOUKNOW, IF WE WERE -- IF WE WERE TO ADOPT SOMETHING LIKE THIS,HAVE YOU GIVEN ANY THOUGHT TO THE SECTION THAT SAYS THAT THESUPERINTENDENT WOULD BE DIRECTED TO INFORM THE SCHOOL BOARDOF ANY REGULATIONS THAT ARE PROPOSED FOR SUSPENSION, AND THEDURATION OF SUCH SUSPENSIONS? BEYOND JUST INFORMING THEBOARD, I WOULD CERTAINLY WANT TO SEE -- I WOULD STILL WANTIT IN WRITING AND SOMETHING THAT IS ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLICSO THAT PEOPLE, YOU KNOW, ARE INFORMED OF WHEN THOSE CHANGESCOULD BE.

SO THERE'S LIKE A CLEARINGHOUSE THAT PEOPLE CANGO TO, TO SEE OF ANY THINGS THAT ARE BEING ADOPTED IN THEINTERIM.

>> MS. ABRUZEZE DID YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO ADD TO THAT? ISEE YOU HAVE SHARED YOUR SCREEN WITH US.

BUT I GUESS IT'SYOUR DESK TO.

RIGHT NOW.

>> YES, SORRY.

SO I WAS JUST TRYING TO HIGHLIGHT THERE THESECTION THAT DR. RIEF WAS ADDRESSING.

SO I WOULD SAYESSENTIALLY THAT I DEFER TO -- THAT IS A DISCUSSION FOR THEBOARD.

REALLY, IT'S -- DEPENDS ON IF THE BOARD PREFERS TOHAVE -- I THINK IT WOULD RESULT IN POLICY CHANGES COMING TOTHE BOARD EVERY MEETING.

>> YEAH, I THINK NOT ONLY WOULD IT COME EVERY MEETING, BUTTHEN ONCE THIS IS OVER, WE WOULD HAVE TO HAVE THEM COMEAGAIN TO CHANGE EVERYTHING BACK, SO IT WOULD BE -- YOU KNOWI THINK THERE WOULD BE QUITE A FEW, WE WOULD FILL UP OURMEETINGS AND IN FACT IT WOULDN'T BE -- CONVEY WOULDN'T BEABLE TO PROBABLY GET THROUGH THEM ALL IN A TIMELY FASHIONTO -- I MEAN MS. ABRUZEZE COULD GIVE HER OPINION BUT ITWOULD BE HARD TO GET THROUGH THEM ALL IN A TIMELY FASHIONAND THEN HAVE TO GO BACK AND DO THEM ALL AGAIN, YOU KNOWJUST TO BE SURE THAT THERE -- BECAUSE EVERY ONE COULD

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HAVETO BE FOR INFO AND ACTION.

AND WE WOULD HAVE TO CHANGEOUR -- FOLLOW OUR PROCEDURE, OUR PROCESS I THINK, IF WE WERETO CHANGE THE INDIVIDUAL POLICIES AND REGULATIONS.

IT WOULDALSO CREATE A LOT MORE STAFF WORK I BELIEVE.

SO I DON'TKNOW IF ANYBODY -- LET ME SEE IF ANYONE ELSE IS TRYING TOASK -- OKAY I HAVE MS. GENTRY.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

SO KIND OF BUILDING ON SOME OF THETHOUGHTS THAT I JUST HEARD FROM YOU.

I DO WONDER, I CANPOTENTIALLY SEE SOME OF THE ADJUSTMENTS HAVING TO BE MADE.MAY BE ON A SLIGHTLY FAST TIME LINE REACTING TO CERTAINPARTICULAR SITUATIONS AND OUR CURRENT FORMAT EVEN WITH USMEETING WEEKLY.

WE'RE, WE WOULD STILL HAVE TO IS --POSITIONS FOR INFO, FOR ACTION.

WE HAVE TECHNICALLYSCHEDULED THIS FOR AN HOUR BUT WE STRUGGLE GETTING THEM DONEIN AN HOUR.

I'M ALSO MINDFUL THAT IN THE COMING MONTH OR SO, AND PROBABLY GOING FORWARD, I THINK WE'RE PROBABLY GOINGTO HAVE TO START SPENDING A LOT OF TIME HAVING BUDGETRELATED DISCUSSIONS.

AND I'M SENSITIVE TO THE FACT THAT WEMIGHT NEED TO SPEND SOME TIME FOCUSING ON THAT AS WELL.

SOI DO LIKE THE -- I LIKE THE FLEXIBILITY OF THIS RESOLUTIONIN THAT IT ALLOWS THAT TO HAPPEN.

BUT SETS THAT REALLYCLEAR PARAMETER THAT IS REALLY ONLY FOR THE PURPOSE, ONLYFOR THE DURATION OF THE WAIVER AND THEN FORTUNATELY I ALSOLIKE THE FACT THAT WE DO STILL HAVE THIS REGULAR CHECK-INMOMENT.

SO EVEN THOUGH THERE IS STILL THE ABILITY FOR THATTO BE VERY TRANSPARENT AND PUBLICLY SHARED, NOT ONLY WITH USBUT WITH THE PUBLIC, THROUGH BOARD BRIEFS, THROUGH YOU KNOWANY OF THE OTHER -- YOU KNOW THROUGH INFO MOMENTS, SO I'MGRATEFUL FOR THE THINKING THAT WENT BEHIND THE IDEA FOR THISRESOLUTION.

>> NEXT I HAVE MS. ALDERTON.

>> YEAH, SO I'M REALLY JUST BUILDING ON SIMILAR POINT TOMS. GENTRY'S.

AS MUCH AS I LOVE POLICY, WE'VE HAD A LOT OFSUCCESS DURING THIS TIME.

I MEAN, AND I THINK A BIG PART OFTHAT THAT WE'VE BEEN VERY EFFICIENT.

SO I DO SEE DOING ITTHIS WAY, AS VERY EFFICIENT, BECAUSE I DO KNOW -- WE'RE ALSOGOING TO HAVE TO AND I THINK WE PROBABLY WANT TO SPEND MORETIME ON OTHER THINGS.

I THINK BUDGET IS GOING TO BE A HUGEONE.

BUT ALSO LIKE IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR US I THINK TOCONTINUE TO SPEND TIME AND, YOU KNOW, STAFF ENERGY ANDRESOURCES ON THE CONTINUITY OF LEARNING.

BECAUSE THIS IS SOUNPRECEDENTED, IT'S TAKEN A LOT OF INNOVATION ANDCREATIVELY, IT'S GOING TO BE -- CREATIVITY, AND AS MUCH WORKAS CAN BE FOCUSED ON THAT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE IS WHAT'S MOSTIMPORTANT NOW.

>> THANK YOU.

NEXT UP I HAVE MS. LORBER.

>> AM I STILL MUTED?

>> NO, YOU'RE GOOD, YOU'RE GOOD.

>> SORRY SORRY SORRY.

OKAY, I JUST WANTED TO SAY, JUST AQUESTION.

I UNDERSTAND DR. RIEF'S POINT ABOUT WANTING THEPUBLIC TO BE AWARE OF WHATEVER THESE CHANGES MIGHT BE.SEEMS TO ME THAT WHETHER WE DO THEM ONE BY ONE OR BLANKETLY,THE ONES THAT ARE MOST RELEVANT TO THE PUBLIC ARE GOING TOBE PUBLICIZED, CORRECT? BECAUSE FOR EXAMPLE, THIS GRADINGPOLICY, WE'RE NOT GOING TO KEEP THAT A SECRET.

WE'RE GOINGTO DO THINGS TO GET THAT NEW POLICY OUT TO THE PUBLIC.

MYQUESTION WOULD SIMPLY BE ANY POLICY CHANGES THAT AFFECT OURSTUDENTS I WOULD ASSUME WE WOULD BE LETTING PEOPLE KNOW INONE WAY OR ANOTHER, WHETHER BOARD BRIEFS, WHETHER IT'S ONE WAY OR ANOTHER, WE'RE NOT TRYING TO HIDE THESE CHANGES.

ITIS SIMPLY A MATTER OF BEING EFFICIENT.

SO MAYBE SOMEONECOULD RESPOND TO THAT.

>> YES, MARGARET, DID BOARD WOULD DEFINITELY BE NOTIFIED.AND -- THE BOARD WOULD DEFINITELY BE NOTIFIED AND WE WOULDMAKE ANY CHANGES PUBLIC, OF COURSE TO BE TRANSPARENT AS WEALWAYS DO.

AS EVERYONE'S AWARE WE NEVER MAKE CHANGES TOPOLICY OR REGULATION WITHOUT FULL

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NOTIFICATION ANDTRANSPORTCY TO THE BOARD AND THE PUBLIC.

THAT WOULDCONTINUE TO BE THE CASE.

WE JUST WOULDN'T BE REQUIRED TOBRING EVERY SINGLE TEMPORARY POLICY AND REGULATORY CHANGE TOTHE BOARD, INDIVIDUALLY, IN REGULAR ORDER.

I WOULD LIKE TOHIGHLIGHT ONE OTHERS THING, THOUGH, AND THAT IS TO ADDRESSDR.

RIEF'S SEE IF I CAN DO IT CORRECTLY THIS TIME -- CAN YOUSEE THE PROPOSAL NOW? OKAY.

TO ADDRESS DR. RIEF'S SHE DIDRAISE ONE CONCERN.

I WOULD LIKE TO HIGHLIGHT THAT THESTANZA THAT DISCUSSES PROPOSED CHANGES TO REGULATIONS,MERELY IS HIGHLIGHTING THAT ALTHOUGH TECHNICALLY THE BOARDAPPROVES POLICIES AND THE SUPERINTENDENT CAN ISSUEREGULATIONS, EVEN ANY REGULATORY CHANGES THAT ARE EVEN BEINGPROPOSED, FOR TEMPORARY SUSPENSION, THE BOARD WOULD BENOTIFIED IN ADVANCE.

>> THANK YOU.

NOW I HAVE MS. NOLAN.

>> YES, I'LL BE BRIEF BECAUSE MOST OF MY COMMENTS WEREALREADY SAID.

AFTER MS. ALDERTON SPOKE I WANTED TO SAYDITTO.

I APPRECIATE DR. RIEF BRINGING THIS UP.

IN TERMS OFNOT ONLY WOULD IT BE BROUGHT TO THE BOARD'S ATTENTION BUTALSO MADE PUBLIC FROM MS. LORBER'S COMMENT.

WE ARE IN AGLOBAL PANDEMIC, I WANT TO ADD, JUST BEING SENSITIVE TOSTAFF'S TIME RIGHT DURING THIS TIME, NOT THAT I THINK WESHOULD BE SENSITIVE TO STAFF'S TIME ALL TIME BUTPARTICULARLY OUR STAFF IS DRINKING OUT OF THE FIRE HOSERIGHT NOW AND SO I THINK ANYTHING THAT CAN MINIMIZE, YOUKNOW, THINGS THAT WE CAN MOVE FORWARD WITH EFFICIENCY, THATTHEY CAN INSTEAD MOVE ABOUT WITH THEIR DAY, FIXATING ON THESTUDENTS, I SAY GO FORWARD AND 74TH THAT EFFORT.

>> OKAY, I DON'T HAVE ANY OTHER PEOPLE ASKING QUESTIONSABOUT THAT.

SO THIS AGAIN IS FOR INFO AND WOULD SHOW UPMAYBE, YOU KNOW, NEXT WEEK, DEPENDING ON WHAT OTHER --BECAUSE AS WE'VE DISCUSSED, THE TIMING OF -- THAT THELENGTH, THE DURATION OF OUR MEETINGS, REQUIRES CAREFULPLANNING IN TERMS OF WHAT WE PUT ON THE AGENDA.

LOOK FOR ITNEXT MEETING AND IF NOT THE ONE AFTER THAT I ASSUME.DR.

HUTCHINGS, WOULD YOU LIKE TO SAY SOMETHING ELSE?

>> NO, I DON'T HAVE ANY FURTHER UPDATES.

BECAUSE I SEND YOU ALL THOSE UPDATES DAILY SO -- >> RIGHT, OKAY.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS FROM ANYONE BEFORE WEADJOURN? OKAY.

WELL, GUYS WE'RE GETTING PRETTY GOOD.

IT'S12:38.

OH, I SEE THERE ARE A COUPLE OF COMMENTS.

WE STILLHAVE A LITTLE TIME.

DR. RIEF.

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>> THANK YOU.

YEAH, I WANTED TO ASK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OURESSENTIAL WORKERS RIGHT NOW.

I'M VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THEHEALTH AND SAFETY OF THOSE ESSENTIAL WORKERS THAT ARESTILL -- THAT ARE STILL OUT THERE.

AND I WAS JUST WONDERINGIF YOU COULD PROVIDE US WITH AN UPDATE.

I KNOW THAT IT'SOUR NURSES, OUR SCHOOL NUTRITION AND CAFETERIA STAFF,CUSTODIANS AND BUS DRIVERS.

I WASN'T SURE IF THERE WERE ANYOTHER INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE STILL WORKING AT THIS TIME ORACCESSING OUR BUILDINGS.

I WAS CURIOUS ABOUT OURCONTRACTORS, ANY CONTRACTORS THAT WE MIGHT HAVE WORKING.AND I KNOW THAT AS THE SITUATION HAS EVOLVED, WE HAVE PUTINCREASINGLY -- INCREASING SAFETY MEASURES IN PLACE TOPROTECT OUR WORKERS.

AND SO I JUST -- IF YOU COULD TALKABOUT -- I KNOW THAT WE ARE LOOKING TO IMPLEMENT A NEWHEALTH SCREENING PROCESS.

AND I WAS WONDERING WHY WE'RE NOTDOING THAT NEXT WEEK, WHY WE'RE WAITING FOR AN ADDITIONALWEEK TO DO THAT.

I WAS ALSO WONDERING ABOUT THE ESSENTIALWORKERS, IF THEY'RE EVER HAVING STAFF MEETINGS AND IF THEREARE PROTOCOLS FOR HOW TO HOLD MEETINGS LIKE THAT, WHERETHERE'S PROPER SOCIAL DISTANCING OR THERE'S LESS THAN TENPEOPLE GATHERED IN ONE PLACE.

AND I KNOW THAT WE WEREMRS. WAITING FOR, AT OUR LAST MEETING THERE WAS QUESTIONSABOUT THE MOU, AGREEMENT WITH THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

SO IFYOU COULD JUST GIVEN US AN UPDATE ON WHAT'S GOING ON WITHOUR ESSENTIAL WORKERS AND HOW ARE WE, YOU KNOW, REALLY DOINGEVERYTHING IN OUR POWER TO PROTECT THEIR HEALTH AND SAFETY.AND I KNOW THERE HAS BEEN ISSUES TOO WITH THE PERSONALPROTECTIVE

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EQUIPMENT.

AND IF WE COULD JUST GET AN UPDATE ONWHERE WE ARE WITH THAT IN THE CITY COUNCIL COUNCIL MEETINGTHE OTHER NIGHT I UNDERSTAND IT SOUNDED LIKE THE CITY HASBEEN PROVIDING SOME PPE TO ACPS.

SO DO YOU HAVE ANYCONCERNS AROUND RUNNING OUT OF PPE IN THE FUTURE? ARE THEREANY -- YOU KNOW, ARE THERE -- ARE YOU ANTICIPATING ANYFUTURE SAFETY CHALLENGES THAT YOU MIGHT BE PLANNING FOR? IKNOW THAT THE FOOD DISTRIBUTION IS SO CRITICAL AND I'MTHINKING AHEAD AS TO HOW THAT SITUATION MAY EVOLVE, THENUMBER OF CASE NECESSARY OUR AREA IF IT MIGHT INCREASE.

IFYOU COULD PROVIDE AN UPDATE ON THOSE ISSUES, I WOULDAPPRECIATE IT.

>> LET ME TELL YOU WE SHARE THE SAME CONCERNS THAT YOU ALLHAVE OR THAT YOU'VE JUST SHARED.

AND BEGINNING ON MARCH16TH, WE ACTUALLY BEGAN TO PUT OUR SAFETY PRECAUTIONS IN PLACE FOR ALL OF OUR ESSENTIAL PERSONNEL.

AND THAT RANGEDFROM MAKING SURE WE WERE PRACTICING OUR SOCIAL DISTANCINGGUIDELINES AND MAKING ITEM SPECIFICALLY WITH OUR CUSTODIALSERVICES AND MAKING SURE WE HAVE OUR ACTUAL MAINTENANCEPLANS REVAMPED AND REVISED.

SO WE DON'T HAVE MULTIPLEEMPLOYEES IN CERTAIN AREAS IN CERTAINLY SECTIONS -- CERTAINSECTIONS.

WE HAVE ALWAYS PRACTICED WITH HAVING GLOVES ANDMASKS PARTICULARLY WITH OUR FOOD DISTRIBUTION AND MAKING THEDIFFERENT BREAKFAST AND LUNCH MEALS, THAT WAS PART OF OURPRACTICE AND HAS ALWAYS BEEN FROM THE BEGINNING.

NONE OFTHOSE THINGS ARE NEW.

WE HAVE BEEN PRACTICING THAT THUSFAR.

WHAT WE'VE ADDED AND YOU'LL SEE THAT IN THE BOARDBRIEF TODAY, FOR ALL BOARD MEMBERS, IS THE TEMPERATURESCREENING.

WE HAVE ASKED TO DO THAT THE WEEK OF APRIL27TH, FOR NEXT WEEK TO BE MORE OF OUR TRIAL WEEK OF MAKINGSURE THAT PEOPLE ARE TRAINED, THAT THEY KNOW HOW TO OPERATE,AND THAT OUR OPERATIONS ARE EFFICIENT AS POSSIBLE.

ANDEFFECTIVE AS POSSIBLE.

SO NEXT WEEK, WE'RE ACTUALLYSPENDING TIME WITH STAFF TO PROVIDE THE APPROPRIATE TRAININGAND RUN-THROUGHS OF HOW THIS ENTIRE OPERATION IS GOING TOWORK.

BECAUSE IT DOES REQUIRE MULTIPLE PEOPLE WHO ARE DOINGSOMETHING THAT WE HAVEN'T DONE BEFORE.

THIS IS A NEW THINGFOR US.

WE DON'T JUST WANT TO DIVE INTO SOMETHING WITHOUTHAVING SOME PRACTICE, AND THE FACT THAT EVEN THOUGH WE CANDO A ZOOM, DOING A ZOOM IS NOT THE SAME AS BEING THERE INPERSON.

AND ACTUALLY GOING THROUGH THE FULL PROCESS.

SO WEWANTED TO ALLOW OURSELVES A WEEK TO GET THROUGH THOSEPROCESSES, AND MAKING SURE THAT PEOPLE MAKE ARRANGEMENTS,YOU KNOW, FOR CERTAIN TIMES THAT THEY MIGHT BE COMING IN, TOHELP AND ASSIST WITH THESE ONSIDE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS WEHAVE -- ONSITE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS WE HAVE PUT IN PLACE.

IWANT TO MAKE CLEAR TO THE BOARD, THESE THINGS ARE NOTSOMETHING THAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE DOING, THIS IS AN ADDITIONALPRECAUTION THAT WE HAVE DECIDED TO DO FOR ACPS.

IT IS NOTSOMETHING THAT WE HAVE BEEN ASKED TO DO.

I KNOW THATMS. ANTHONY AND HER TEAM CONSULTED WITH OUR HEALTH DIRECTORWHILE WE WERE PUTTING TOGETHER THESE PLANS TO GET SOMEGUIDANCE.

BUT IT WASN'T A DIRECTIVE THAT WAS GIVEN TO US.IT WAS JUST AN ADDITIONAL PRECAUTION THAT WE WANT ED TOTAKE.

AND YOU'LL SEE THAT OUTLINED IN THE BOARD BRIEF LATERON TODAY.

IN REGARDS TO OUR NURSES, I KNOW THATDR.

CRAWFORD, SHE JUST RECENTLY PROVIDED US WITH AN UPDATEREGARDING OUR NURSES.

AND WE'RE STILT WORKING ON THE --STILL WORKING ON THE MOU FOR OUR NURSES, WE ARE WORKING WITHJOHN CAFERKE TO FINALIZE THAT AND I BELIEVE WE GOT THOSEFINAL REVISIONS TODAY.

I SAW THE E-MAIL FROM JOHN KAFERKE,I BELIEVE WE GOT THOSE FINAL REVISIONS TODAY.

DR. CRAWFORDYOU WANT TO GIVE A QUICK UPDATE REGARDING THE NURSES.

>> YES, FIRST OF ALL THE FINAL LANGUAGE WAG CIRCULATED ON THE MOU TO THE CITY AND TO US, THAT SHOULD BE MOVING FORWARDFAIRLY QUICKLY.

OUR COLLABORATION CONTINUES.

FIVE NURSESWORKED OVER SPRINGER BREAK, SOME OF THEM -- THEY VOLUNTEEREDTHEIR TIME, THEY ARE BEING PAID BUT THEY VOLUNTEERED.

THETIME IS CONTINUED TO BE MONITORED AS THE HEALTH CALLS HAVECOME INTO THE HOT LINE OUR NUMBERS OF NEED HAS VARIED.

SORIGHT NOW AS OF TODAY WE HAVE TWO MAIN SHIFTS THAT OURNURSES PARTICIPATE ON.

TWO SHIFTS AND TWO NURSES PER SHIFT.SO AT PRESENT THERE ARE FOUR NURSES A DAY

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WHO ARE REPORTINGONSITE.

THAT IS SIGNIFICANTLY LESS THAN WHAT WE HAD TALKEDABOUT BEFORE SPRING BREAK.

WE HAVE SOME PEOPLE ON CALL IFNEEDED BRUT THAT'S REALLY A SMALLER AMOUNT AND HAVE NURSESWHO ARE THERE VOLUNTEERING NO EXCLUSIONARY CRITERIA ALONGTHOSE LINES.

DR. RIEF TO YOUR POINT ABOUT, YOU KNOW, SAFETYAND WORK LOCATION, THEY HAVE ACTUALLY A SEPARATE ROOM, THEYALL HAVE PRIVATE ROOMS, THAT CAN BE WIPED DOWN IN BETWEENSHIFTS.

IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THEY'RE ACTUALLY IN ASEPARATE PART OF THE BUILDING ON A DIFFERENT FLOOR.

THEY'REAWAY FROM MORE OF THE ACTIVITY.

AND AGAIN MY UNDERSTANDING,THESE ARE SPACES RESERVED FOR OUR NURSES TO DO THE WORKTHERE.

SO THEY'RE ALSO AT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

SOTHEY'RE AWARE OF PRACTICING ALL OF THE REGULAR THINGS THATWE KNOW HELPED TO FLATTEN THE CURVE WITH THE UNWASHING,SOCIAL DISTANCING, THINGS ALONG THOSE LINES.

THAT'S REALLY,I MEAN, YOU KNOW, THAT'S WHERE WE ARE.

THEY HAVE REQUESTEDIF ANYONE IS INTERESTED TO WORK NIGHTS AND WEEKENDS.

YOUKNOW, SOME OF OUR NURSES ARE INTERESTED IN DOING THAT.

BUTON THE WHOLE, WE HAVE FOUR NURSES OF PER DAY, TWO IN THEMORNING AND TWO IN THE AFTERNOON.

WE TALKED TO THE HEALTHDEPARTMENT LEADERSHIP OBVIOUSLY DAILY AND OUR SCHOOL HEALTHCOORDINATE IS ONSITE.

SO SHE IS OUR MAIN RELAYER OFINFORMATION THERE.

WE JUST MONITOR WHAT THAT NEED IS AND INREGULAR COMMUNICATION, THE NURSES ARE STILL HOLDING THEIRSTAFF MEETINGS, IN RESPONSE TO YOUR QUESTION THERE, IBELIEVE THAT THEY ZOOM, AND THAT'S IT FOR THE NURSES RIGHTNOW.

WE'RE VERY HAPPY FOR THEIR SUPPORT, AND THE HEALTHDEPARTMENT HAS BEEN SO WONDERFUL TO US, WE'RE HAPPY TOSUPPORT THEM IN OUR STATE OF EMERGENCY.

>> IF I COULD JUST JUMP IN.

BECAUSE I KNOW I ASKED -- IKIND OF HAD THROWN OUT A COUPLE OF DIFFERENT THINGS.

YOUMENTIONED NEXT WEEK WAS GOING TO BE USED FOR DOING THETRAINING FOR THE FOLKS DOING THE HEALTH SCREENINGS.

I KNOWWE'RE GOING TO GET A BRIEF WITH MORE INFORMATION, BUT IWANTED TO CLARIFY WHO WAS GOING TO DO THE SCREENINGS, IF ITWAS NURSES OR OTHER PERSONNEL, AND HOW YOU'RE YOU DOING IFTRAININGS IN A WAY THAT IS MAKING SURE THAT FOLKS OARESOCIALLY DISTANCING.

THINGS LIKE THAT.

IS THERE ANYPROTOCOL AROUND STAFF MEETINGS AT THIS TIME SO THAT WE KNOWTHAT PEOPLE

-- >> YES, AND THIS IS ALL OUTLINED IN THE MEMO THAT YOU ALLWILL SEE THISE EVENING.

IT HAS A SCRIPT THAT GOES ALONGWITH ITS AS WELL AS WHERE PEOPLE ARE STATIONED AND CENTERED,SO THAT WE CAN PRACTICE THE SOCIAL DISTANCING.

YOU'LL SEE AFULL REPORT THIS AFTERNOON.

AND I THINK IT WILL BE HELPFULFOR YOU TO SEE THAT BECAUSE THAT WILL GIVE A COMPLETEOUTLINE OF EVERYTHING THAT IS OCCURRING.

FOR YOU AND IT WILLGIVE YOU A BETTER PICTURE, THERE WILL BE A PUBLIC DOCUMENTFOR OUR COMMUNITY TO REVIEW AS WELL.

SO YES, WE AREPRACTICING THE SOCIAL DISTANCING WITH THAT TRAINING, ANDNEXT WEEK WE WILL HAVE MULTIPLE -- MULTIPLE EMPLOYEE GROUPSTHAT WILL BE ASSISTING WITH THIS.

THIS IS A VERYCOLLABORATIVE EFFORT FROM TRANSPORTATION TO HELPING TOMONITOR THE TRAFFIC PATTERNS THAT ARE HAPPENING, TO SECURITYOFFICERS ABOUT.

BUT NURSES RIGHT NOW, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO BEA LICENSED NURSE TO ADMINISTER THE NONTOUCH TEMPERATURE, ITIS A DEVICE THAT ACTUALLY TAKES YOUR TEMPERATURE FROM YOURFOREHEAD.

THERE IS NO INTERACTION WHERE YOU ARE TOUCHINGANYBODY, USING MULTIPLE THERMOMETERS WITH DIFFERENT PEOPLE.SO IT IS A NO TOUCH TEMPERATURE SCREENING THAT OCCURS.

BUTIT WILL BE ALL OUTLINED IN THE BOARD BRIEFING.

I JUST READIT TODAY SO YOU ALL WILL HAVE IT THIS AFTERNOON.

>> GREAT GREAT, SOUNDS LIKE WE HAVE LOTS OF GOODINFORMATION.

IF THERE ARE THEN QUESTIONS AFTER WE REGRET ITWE CAN ASK THESE CERTAINLY OVER THE WEEKEND OR NEXT WEEK.

IHAVE MS. ALDERTON WHO HAD HER HAND RAISED.

OH MAYBE SHETOOK IT DOWN.

>> I'M SORRY, I MEANT TO UNMUTE MYSELF AND TOOK MY HANDDOWN.

I JUST YOU KNOW, I WANTED TO -- THIS IS SEND OF THEMEETING AND I REALLY WANTED TO SAY LIKE SERIOUSLY,SERIOUSLY, SERIOUSLY, THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE STAFF.

ALLTHE SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM.

LIKE I HAVE SORT OF A UNIQUEOPPORTUNITY WHERE I JUST BECAUSE OF WORK AND,

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YOU KNOW,BEING AROUND PEOPLE AND BEING IN EDUCATION FOR A LONGTIME -- I'M SORRY -- I'VE HEARD A LOT OF THE EXPERIENCESTHAT ARE GOING ON AROUND THE DMV AND ACPS SHOULD BE PROUD ITHINK.

I KNOW I'M PROUD OF ALL OF YOU GUYS.

LIKE WHAT IHAVE SEEN TEACHERS DOING, WHAT I'VE SEEN ADMINISTRATORSDOING, IT IS ACTUALLY AMAZING, I JUST WANT TO SAY, I HOPEYOU GUYS CAN JUST BOTTLE THIS UP.

BECAUSE I THINK WHAT'SREALLY MADE IT SO GOOD BEYOND THE COMPETENCE, IS THEINNOVATION, THINKING BEYOND THE BOX.

KEEP THAT GOING EVENWHEN THE DOORS ARE OPEN.

IT'S JUST REALLY SHOWN THE TALENTAND THE QUALITY OF PEOPLE THAT WE HAVE IN THIS DIVISION.

SOTHANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU.

YOU GUYS ARE ROCKING IT,KEEP ROCKING IT AND I'M PROUD.

I'M PROUD.

>> WELL, ON THAT NOTE, I THINK THAT'S A GREAT WAY TO END OURMEETING.

I DON'T SEE ANYBODY ELSE WITH THEIR HANDS RAISED.BUT I WILL NEED A MOTION TO ADJOURN.

>> I MOVE OF THAT WE ADJOURN.

>> SECOND.

>> OKAY MS. LORBER SECONDS MS. GENTRY'S MOTION.

I CINDYANDERSON VOTE YES.

VERONICA NOLAN, YES.

MEAGAN ALDERTON,YES.

RAMEE GENTRY, YES.

JACINTA GREEN, YES, MARGARETLORBER.

YES.

MICHELLE RIEF, YES.

CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ, YES,AND HEATHER THORNTON.

YES.



* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.