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SO WELCOME, EVERYONE.

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THIS IS THE RITUAL SPECIAL CALLED MEETING.

[Call to Order]

SCHOOL BOARD MEETING FOR MAY 22ND, 2020.

AND WE'RE STARTING NOW AT 11:35.

OH, HEATHER IS HERE.

SO THAT'S GREAT.

I'M GOING TO CALL THE ROLL.

AND WHEN I CALL YOUR NAME, PLEASE INDICATE WHETHER OR NOT YOU'RE PRESENT.

CINDY ANDERSON, I AM HERE.

VERONICA NOLAN.

>> HERE, PRESENT.

>> MEGAN ALDERTON.

>> HERE.

>> RAMEE GENTRY WILL JOIN US IN A MINUTE.

JACINTA GREENE IS OUT OF TOWN ON BUSINESS.

MARGARET LORBER.

>> HERE.

>> MICHELLE RIEF.

>> HERE.

CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ.

>> PRESENT.

>> AND HEATHER THORNTON.

>> HERE.

>> OKAY.

WE ARE SEVEN PEOPLE HERE RIGHT NOW.

SO MAY I HAVE A MOTION TO ADOPT THE AGENDA FOR MAY 22ND, PLEASE.

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MADAM CHAIR, I MOVE WE ADAPT THE AGENDA.

>> I'LL SECOND THAT.

>> OKAY.

I HEARD MARGARET FIRST AND SO WE'LL SAY MARGARET -- MS.  LORBER SECOND, MR. STORM WATER  -- MR.  SUAREZ, MOTION TO ADOPT THE AGENDA.

CINDY ANDERSON, YES.

>> YES.

I HAVE AN ACPS STUDENT TRYING TO ASK ME HOW TO GET ON ZOOM I'LL BE RIGHT BACK.

>> MEGAN ALDERTON?

>> YES.

MARGARET LORBER.

>> YES.

>> MICHELLE RIEF?

>> YES.

>> CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ.

>> YES.

>> HEATHER THORNTON?

>> YES.

>> THAT'S SEVEN YES AND TWO ARE ABSENT.

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SO NOWÂ --Â NOW VERONICA WHO WAS GOING TO READ US INTO CLOSED SESSION IS PERFORMING SOME TECHNICALÂ --Â PROVIDING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE TO ONE OF OUR ASSISTANT.

SO WHO HAS.

>> I CAN PULL IT UP.

>> OKAY.

WE'LL HAVE MS. ALDERTON READ US IN.

>> I THINK.

HERE WE GO.

HE Â --Â ALL RIGHT.

MADAM CHAIR, I MOVE THAT THE BOARD CONVENE A CLOSED MEETING PURSUANT TO VIRGINIA CODE 2.2-3711(A)(1) FOR THE DISCUSSION AND CONSIDERATION OF EMPLOYMENT, PERFORMANCE, AND CONTRACTUAL MATTERS FOR 15 SPECIFIC PUBLIC EMPLOYEES.

>> DO I HAVE A SECOND?

>> SECOND.

>> MR. SUAREZ SECONDS MS. ALDERTON'S MOTION FOR A CLOSED MEETING.

I'M GOING TO CALL NOW FOR THE VOTES.

CINDY ANDERSON YES.

VERONICA NOLAN IS OFF FOR A MOMENT.

MEGAN ALDERTON?

>> YES.

>> MARGARET LORBER? MARGARET? YES? IS IT YES ORÂ --Â FOR THE CLOSED SESSION? I THINK SHE'S FROZEN.

UH-OH.

OKAY.

WE'LL COME BACK TO MARGARET.

MICHELLE RIEF?

>> YES.

YES.

>> OKAY.

WE'VE GOT MARGARET TOO.

MARGARET LORBER SAID YES.

>> CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ?

>> YES.

AND HEATHER THORNTON?

>> YES.

OKAY.

SO THAT SAYSÂ --Â OH, AND VERONICA NOLAN IS BACK.

>> SORRY.

THANK YOU.

YES.

>> OKAY.

AND SO THAT IS SEVEN PEOPLE AND TWO ABSENT.

SO WE WILL BE BACK TO THE MEETING AT NOON AND SO WE'RE GOING TOÂ --Â BOARD MEMBERS WE NEED TO JOIN THE OTHER MEETING NOW SO THAT WE CAN HAVE OUR CLOSED SESSION.

THANK YOU ALL.

>> OKAY.

I THINK WE HAVE ENOUGH TO THEN TAKE US OUT OF CLOSED SESSION BECAUSE WE ONLY NEED FIVE AND I SEE MS. NOLAN HERE.

COULD YOU READ US OUT OF CLOSED SESSION, PLEASE.

>> I WOULD LOVE TO.

IÂ --Â UNFORTUNATELY DIDN'T HAVE THE SCRIPT.

HOLD ON, SORRY.

>> OKAY.

I THINK MS. ALDERTON HAS IT.

WE'LL LET HER READ IT OUT.

OKAY.

>> YEAH, I HAVE IT UP.

>> OKAY.

THANKS.

>> ALL RIGHT.

PURSUANT TO VIRGINIA CODE 2.2-3712, I MOVE THAT THE BOARD CERTIFY THAT TO THE BEST OF EACH MEMBER’S KNOWLEDGE, ONLY PUBLIC BUSINESS MATTERS IDENTIFIED IN THE MOTION BY WHICH THE CLOSED MEETING WAS CONVENED, AND ARE LAWFULLY EXEMPTED BY THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT, WERE HEARD DISCUSSED OR CONSIDERED BY THE BOARD IN THE CLOSED MEETING HELD ON MAY 22ND 2020.

>> SECOND.

>> CINDY, I'M SORRY.

I THINK YOU'RE ON MUTE.

>> SORRY.

IÂ --Â TOO MANY CLICKS OF THEÂ --Â OKAY.

THANK YOU.

SO I HAVE MS. NOLAN SECONDED MR. ALDERTON'S MOTION.

SO NOW I GO THROUGH THE ROLL AND ASK FOR THE VOTE.

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JUAN GUAIDÃ" YES.

VERONICA NOLAN.

>> VERONICA NOLAN.

>> YES.

>> MEAGAN ALDERTON.

>> YES.

>> RAMEE GENTRY.

>> YES.

>> MARGARET LORBER.

>> YES.

>> MICHELLE RIEF.

>> YES.

>> >> CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ.

>> YES.

>> HEATHER THORNTON.

>> YES.

>> WE HAVE EIGHT MEMBERS PRESENT ALL VOTING YES.

MS. GREENE IS ON BUSINESS TRAVEL.

SO NOW, WE DID HAVE PUBLIC COMMENT THIS WEEK THAT HAS BEEN POSTED AND IF PEOPLE

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WANT TO DO IT FOR FUTURE MEETINGS, THEY SHOULD GO ON TO THE WEBSITE AND LOOKÂ --Â YOU CAN EITHER SEND NORMALLY AS WE HAVE BEEN RECEIVING ALL ALONG TO THE BOARD OR POSTED TO THE MEETING OR THERE'S ALSO A WAY TO LEAVE A MESSAGE ON A PHONE NUMBER.

SO NOW, ITÂ --Â COULD I HAVE A E MONTH TO ADOPT THE CONSENT CALENDAR?

[Consent Calendar]

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

>> SECOND.

>> MS. ALDERTON SECONDS MS. LOBAR'S MOTION.

IS THERE ANYTHING TO PULL FROM THE CONSENT CALENDAR? OKAY.

HEARING NOTHING, I WILL CALL FOR THE VOTE, THEN.

PLEASE ANSWER WHEN I CALL YOUR NAME.

CINDY ANDERSON, YES.

VERONICA NOLAN?

>> YES.

>> MEAGAN ALDERTON?

>> YES.

>> RAMEE GENTRY?

>> YES.

>> MARGARET LORBER?

>> YES.

>> MICHELLE RIEF?

>> YES.

>> CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ?

>> YES.

>> HEATHER THORNTON?

>> YES.

>> SO THAT'S EIGHT YES AND ONE ABSENT.

OKAY.

NOW WE'RE ON TO THE MEET OF THIS MEETING.

WE HAVE OUR FIRST ORDER OF BUSINESS THAT IS THE STRATEGIC PLAN.

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SO I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO DR. HUTCHINGS.

>> THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

I'M GOING TO BE ABLE TO INTRODUCE OUR FIRST GROUP UP.

FIRST I BEGIN I WANT TO MAKE A COUPLE OF OPENING REMARKS AND I WANT TO THANK MR. PAGE AND OUR ACCOUNTABILITY TEAM FOR THE HARD WORK THROUGHOUT THIS PROCESS.

WHETHER YOU KNOW IT OR NOT WE'VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR ALMOST A YEAR NOW.

AND IT HAS BEEN A LOT OF DATA GATHERING AND ANALYSIS THAT HAS OCCURRED.

I KNOW WE WOULD NOT GET TO THIS POINT WITHOUT MR. PAGE AND THE ACCOUNTABILITY TEAM.

I WANT TO THANK FOUR POINT OUR EDUCATIONAL CONSULTANTS FOR THE STRATEGIC PLAN.

AND THEY'VE PROVIDED US WITH A NUMBER OF SUPPORTS I KNOW WE CAN BE A LITTLE EXTRA AT TIMES AS A SCHOOL DIVISION BECAUSE WE WANT THE BEST, RIGHT? BUT WE DO APPRECIATE YOU ALL CONTINUING TO SUPPORT US ALONG THE WAY.

SO WITH THAT SAID, I MEAN EVERYTHING THAT YOU'RE GOING TO LEARN TODAY ABOUT OUR DRAFT, IT IS REALLY EXCITING.

BECAUSE THESE ARE EXCITING TIMES FOR US, IN SPITE OF THE PANDEMIC, RIGHT? WE STILL HAVE TO THINK ABOUT OUR FUTURE AND WHERE WE STAND IN ALEXANDRIA CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

WE HOPE THIS WILL BE A ROAD MAP TO ACHIEVING THOSE GOALS FOR OUR YOUNG PEOPLE.

WITHOUT ANYTHING ELSE TO SAY AT THIS POINT, I'M GOING TO TURN THINGS OVER TO MR. PAGE TO INTRODUCE OUR CONSULTANT AND TO BEGIN OUR PRESENTATION.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH DR. HUTCHINGS, AND I WOULD LOVE TO THANK EVERYONE FOR HAVING US TODAY.

IT DID GIVE ME AN EXCUSE TO PUT ON A TIE.

WHICH IS A FANTASTIC RETURN TO NORMAL OR AT LEAST A SEMBLANCE RETURN TO NORMAL.

AND WE'RE SO EXCITED TODAY TO BRING BEFORE YOU THE EQUITY FOR ALL 2025 DRAFT STRATEGIC PLAN AS DR. HUTCHINGS REFERENCED WE'RE JOINED TODAY BY OUR PARTNERS IN FACILITATING THE STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMUNITY, FOUR RESPONSIBILITY.

SCOTT AND MR. RUDY RUIZ AND MEMBERS OF THE STRATEGIC COMMITTEE OUT IN AUDIENCE FOR THOSE ABLE TO ATTEND.

I WANT TO SAY WELCOME TO THEM AND MANY OF THOSE WHO ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND GIVEN DEMANDS.

THEY'LL BE WATCHING THIS AS A RECORDED SESSION AS WE CONTINUE TO ENGAGE IN THEM AND OTHERS IN SEEKING FEEDBACK ON THE PLAN.

SO WE WILL BE PRESENTING THE PLAN ACROSS TWO SESSIONS WITH THE BOARD.

WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

THANK YOU.

TWO SESSIONS ACROSS THE BOARD.

THE FIRST SESSION TODAY REALLY FOCUSED ON THE HIGH LEVEL VIEW OF THE PLAN, THINKS LIKE VISION MISSION CORE VALUES AND LAYING THAT OUT FOR THE BOARD.

THE SECOND SESSION, NEXT FRIDAY, GOING THROUGH THE MORE SPECIFICS OF THE PLANS SO OUR GOALS AS WELL AS SAMPLE MEASURES, STRATEGIES AND ACTIONS TO GIVE THE BOARD A GOOD FLAVOR OF WHAT IS WITHIN THE FULL PLAN THAT WAS SHARED AS AN ATTACHMENT WITH THE BOARD TODAY AS WELL AS THE BOARD'S ROLE IN MONITORING AND SEEKING CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT WITHIN THE IMPLEMENTATION PHASE OF THE

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PLAN.

SO EXCITED TO HAVE THAT DISCUSSION AS WELL.

I WANTED TO BRING THE BOARD BACK TO THE FOUNDATIONAL ELEMENT AND THE THING THAT WE FOCUSED ON THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PLANNING PROCESS WHICH IS OUR FOCUS ON EQUITY.

SO REALLY THINKING ABOUT HOW CAN WE BUILD A PLAN CENTERED AROUND EQUITY TO COLLECTIVELY REMOVE BARRIERS THAT PREVENT ANYONE FROM ACHIEVING THEIR ASPIRATIONS.

WITH THAT FOCUS ON EQUITY, WE KNOW THERE ARE OTHER PRINCIPLES THAT WE HAD TO BRING INTO THE FORE.

THE FIRST BEING TO HAVE AN EQUITY CONVERSATION.

WE HAVE TOÂ --Â WE HAVE TO ILLUMINATE OUR CURRENT INEQUITIES AND TRULY CONFRONT THEM AND HAVE OPEN AND HONEST AND TRANSPARENT CONVERSATIONS ABOUT WHERE WE ARE TO KNOW WHERE AND HOW WE ARE GOING TO GET TO WHERE WE NEED TO GO.

SO HAVING THAT DATA INFORMED DISCUSSION THROUGH THE DATA WORK BOOK, THE NEEDS ASSESSMENT, ET CETERA, WAS ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL IN SETTING THE TABLE NORÂ --Â FOR THE CONVERSATIONS AROUND WHAT I GOING TO BE IN NEXT PLAN.

IN THAT CONVERSATION AROUND WHAT IS GOING TO BE IN THE NEXT PLAN, WE ALSO KNEW IT WAS ABSOLUTELY CRITICAL TO HAVE A DIVERSE GROUP IN AS MUCH VOICE AROUND THE TABLE TO OFFER ALL OF THE DIFFERING PERSPECTIVES, OPINIONS AND INSIGHTS TO CREATE TRULY THE BEST DRAFT PLAN TO BRING BEFORE YOU TODAY.

IN THAT DRAFT PLAN, ALSO KNOWING THAT WE HAD TO FOCUS ON ALIGNMENT FROM AN INTERNAL PERSPECTIVE KNOWING THAT AS AN INTERNAL ORGANIZATION, WE HAVE TO HAVE ALIGNMENT BETWEEN OUR CENTRAL OFFICE AND SCHOOLS, CENTRAL OFFICE ACTING AS A SUPPORT MECHANISM FOR OUR SCHOOLS AND THE ENACTING OF THE NEXT STRATEGIC PLAN AND ALSO KNOWING AS AN ORGANIZATION WE CANNOT DO IT ALL.

WE HAVE TO PARTNER WITH OTHER ORGANIZATIONS TO BEST SERVICE THE NEEDS AND MEET THE NEEDS OF OUR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES.

SO AN EXAMPLE OF THAT BEING THROUGH THE UNIFIED PLANNING PROCESS, ENSURING THAT OUR CHILDREN, YOUTH FAMILY, PLAN AS WELL AS HEALTH DEPARTMENT PLANNING GOING ON IN THE CITY AND SCHOOL PLANNING ALL PULLIN THE LINE IN THE ROPE IN THE SAME DIRECTION.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST HAD TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE INHERENT NEED TO PRIORITIZE.

THAT IS NOT GOING TO SAY THAT WE'RE GOING TO STOP DOING THE DAY TO DAY THINGS WE HAVE TO DO TO BEST SERVICE OUR STUDENTS AND OUR FAMILIES, HOWEVER, WE DO NEED TO SET OUT THE KEY PRIORITIES AND THINGS AS AN ORGANIZATION WE'RE GOING TO FOCUS ON TO BE TRULY EXCELLENT AT.

THE REACH EQUITY FOR ALL OF OUR STUDENTS.

AND I KNOW I MENTIONED THEM.

AT THE TOP OF THE PRESENTATION, BUT NONE OF THIS WOULD'VE BEEN POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE WORK OF OUR STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE.

WE HAD A COMMITTEE COMPRISED OF 76 INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS REPRESENTING STUDENTS, PARENTS, COMMUNITY, CITY STAFF, EDUCATORS ADMINISTRATORS AND SPECIAL SHOT OUT TODAY OUR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER REPS WHO WERE MEMBER GENTRY AND GREENE FOR THEIR PARTICIPATION ON THE COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE CONFRONTED THE EQUITIES HAD OPEN AND HONEST CONVERSATIONS ABOUT WHERE WE ARE AS AN ORGANIZATION AND WHERE WE NEED TO GO.

AND THEN WENT THROUGH THE ITERATIVE PROVERBIAL SAUSAGE MAKING PROCESS OF MULTIPLE DRAFTS OF THE STRATEGIC PLAN PROVIDING CRITICAL INSIGHT, FEEDBACK THROUGHOUT THOSE PROCESSES.

SO REALLY HONESTLY TRULY THE PASSION, THE DEDICATION AND INSIGHTS OF THESE 76 INDIVIDUALS IS WHAT IS ALLOWING US TO BRING BEFORE YOU THIS DRAFT PLAN TODAY.

AND I CANNOT SINCERELY THANK THEM ENOUGH FOR THEIR TIME AND FOR THEIR DEDICATION TO ALEXANDRIA CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

IT HAS BEEN FANTASTIC TO WORK WITH THEM.

IT WILL CONTINUE TO BE FANTASTIC TO WORK WITH THEM AS WE WORK ON FINALIZING THE PLAN BY THE END OF JUNE FOR THE BOARD.

SO WITH THAT, I AM GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO DR. -- DR.

 JOFTUS WHO WILL WORK US THROUGH THE FRAMEWORK OF PLANNING PROCESS.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH, CLINT.

AND THANK YOU, EVERYBODY, FOR INVITING US TO PARTICIPATE IN THE IMPORTANT BOARD MEETING TODAY.

RIGHT NOW I'LL GIVE YOU THE OVERVIEW OF THE FRAMEWORK THAT WAS USED TO DEVELOP THE DRAFT PLAN.

THERE'S A LOT GOING ON HERE.

SO I'LL KIND OF BRIEFLY GIVE YOU AN OVERVIEW.

THE PLAN REALLY BEGINS WITH THE VISION, MISSION AND CORE VALUES THAT YOU THE BOARD ARE SORT OF THE KEY PLAYERS IN SHAPING.

THAT SEEMS LIKE A LIFETIME AGO WHEN WE WORKED ON IT TOGETHER TO DRAFT THOSE ELEMENTS.

YOU CAN SEE ALONG THE LEFT SIDE OF THE POWER POINT KIND OF THE ROLEÂ --Â THE KEY ROLES THAT EACH OF THE GROUPS PLAYED.

SO THE SCHOOL BOARD REALLY PLAYED A PRIMARY ROLE WITH THE VISIONÂ --Â EXCUSE ME VISION, MISSION, AND CORE VALUES.

FROM THERE WE GO TO THEORY OF ACTION.

THE THEORY OF ACTION WILL GO INTO A LITTLE MORE DETAIL IN A MOMENT.

BUT IN GENERAL, WHAT A THEORY OF ACTION IS, IS A SET OF BELIEFS HOW WE THINK

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WE CAN IMPROVE EDUCATION FOR OUR STUDENTS AND ESPECIALLY FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN UNDER SERVED TRADITIONALLY.

SO HOW CAN WEÂ --Â WHAT IS CENTRAL OFFICE'S RELATIONSHIP WITH SCHOOLS AND WHAT IS THE SCHOOL'S RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE THE CHANGES NECESSARY TO ADVANCE OUT COMES FOR ALL STUDENTS.

THEN THE WAY WE'RE MEASURING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF THAT THEORY OF ACTION ARE THE KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS OR KPI'S.

AGAIN, I'LL GO INTO MORE DETAIL ABOUT THIS IN A MOMENT.

WE DEFINE THE KPI'S AS THE HIGH LEVEL OUT COMES OF STUDENTÂ --Â FOR STUDENTS THAT WE'RE TRYING TO CHANGE AND THAT WE'RE HOPING THE COMMUNITY WILL ASSESS US ON IN TERMS OF THE SUCCESS OF THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE STRATEGIC PLAN.

GETTING INTO THE MORE DETAILS, WE'LL BE STARTING TO DO THAT MORE NEXT WEEK JUST BECAUSE OF THE TIME.

WE DON'T WANT TO TAKE TOO LONG TODAY, BUT WE'LL BE GETTING INTO MORE OF THE GOALS, MEASURES, STRATEGIES, AND HIGHLIGHTED ACTIONS NEXT WEEK AND WE'LL GO INTO MORE HOW THOSE FIT INTO THE PLAN LATER.

THE LAST PIECE OF THIS SLIDE YOU CAN SEE ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE IS JUST THE IMPORTANCE OF THE CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT PROCESS.

AND ALL THREE OF THE PLAYERS THAT HAVE BEEN INVOLVEDÂ --Â ALL THREE OF THE GROUPS OF STAKEHOLDERS THAT HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE DRAFTING OF THE STRATEGIC PLAN WILL CONTINUE TO PLAY A CRITICAL ROLE IN ENSURING THAT THE PLAN IS IMPLEMENTED AS INTENDED.

JUST A QUICK OVERVIEW OF WHERE WE'VE BEEN.

AGAIN THIS FEELS LIKE ABSOLUTE LIFETIME OR TWO AGO.

WHEN WE STARTED IN JUNE OF 2019, IT IS REALLY HARD TO BELIEVE, WE STARTED THAT INÂ --Â WITH THE NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND WITH THE STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE KICK OFF.

AT THE VERY FIRST MEETING WE TALKED ABOUT EQUITY, HOW WE WERE GOING TO DEFINE THAT AND THE IMPORTANCE OF INTEGRATING THAT THROUGHOUT ALL OF THE WORK THAT WE DO DURING THIS PLANNING TIME.

AND AS CLINT MENTIONED, A CRITICAL ASPECT AND FIRST STEP OF THAT IS TO REALLY UNDERSTAND WHERE WE'VE BEEN BY LOOKING VERY CAREFULLY AT THE DATA AND THE STEERING COMMITTEE DID AN AMAZING JOB OF DIGGING THROUGH THAT.

THEY WERE WORKING INDEPENDENTLY AS WELL AS WITH US IN GROUPS FACILITATIVE SESSIONS AS WELL.

FROM THERE, WE WORKED WITH YOU, THE BOARD ON DEFINING THE MISSION, VISION AND CORE VALUES AGAIN KEEPING EQUITY AS THE CORE FOCUS.

THAT'S REALLY WHEN THE NEEDS ASSESSMENT WAS IN HIGH GEAR.

THAT INVOLVED AS YOU KNOW, YOU'VE SEEN THE REPORT AS WELL AS BEEN BRIEFED ON THE REPORT BUT IT INVOLVED A REALLY WIDE ENGAGEMENT OF STAKEHOLDERS FROM ACROSS THE CITY AND THE DIVISION AND CLASSROOM WALK-THROUGHS FOCUS GROUPS INTERVIEWS AND SURVEYS AS WELL.

FROM THERE, THE STEERING COMMITTEE AGAIN HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW THE FINDINGS FROM THE NEEDS ASSESSMENT AND REALLY CREATE A FRAMEWORK FOR DEFINING EQUITY.

AND THROUGH THAT PROCESS OF DEFINING WHAT DO WE MEAN BY EQUITY? WE CAME UP WITH FIVE GOAL AREAS.

I'LL TOUCH ON THOSE VERY BRIEFLY AT THE END.

WE'LL GO INTO MUCH MORE DETAIL ABOUT THOSE NEXT WEEK.

AND THEN IN DECEMBER AND JANUARY, THERE WAS, AS CLINT MENTIONED, THIS WAS REALLY THE SAUSAGE MAKING, SO THERE WAS THEÂ --Â THAT DRAFTING OF THE PLAN.

IT WENT BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN THE STEERING COMMITTEE, BETWEEN STAFF, INTERNAL STAFF WITHIN THEÂ --Â WITHIN THE DIVISION AS WELL AS BOARD MEMBERS AND EXTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS WHO HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO WEIGH IN AND GIVE FEEDBACK ON THAT.

ALL OF THOSE WERE DEVELOPED TO DEVELOP THE, THE GOALS, MEASURES, STRATEGIES AND HIGHLIGHTED ACTIONS.

WHICH BRINGS US TO MEMBER FEBRUARY AND MAY, WHICH AS YOU KNOW, WE HAD QUITE AN INTERRUPTION WITH THE QUARANTINE AND THE PANDEMIC.

THE DIVISION DID PAUSE APPROPRIATELY SO TO DEAL WITH THE CRISIS THAT EMERGED.

BUT VERY IMPRESSIVELY, I WOULD SAY, WAS ABLE TO RETURN TO THE CONVERSATION ABOUT PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE WITHOUT MISSING MOR THAN A COUPLE OF WEEKS.

AND WE'VE MAINTAINED THE TIMELINE AS A RESULT.

AS DR. HUTCHINGS SAID.

WE NEED TO CONTINUE TO DO THE PLANNING OF THE FUTURE IF WE NEED TO ADDRESS THE

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OPPORTUNITY OF THE GAPS.

I'LL REITERATE WHAT CLINT SAID, THE ROLE OF STEERING COMMITTEE THROUGHOUT THIS ENTIRE PROCESS HAS BEEN INCREDIBLE AND THE ROLE EVERYONE HAS PLAYED AND THE COMMITMENT EVERYONE HAS MADE HAS BEEN INTEGRAL INTO COMPLETING WHAT WE THINK IS A REALLY GREAT DRAFT OF THE PLAN.

SO THAT TAKES US TO THE VISION AND THE MISSION, WHICH AS I SAID, SORT OF FRAMES THE ENTIRE STRATEGIC PLAN.

AND THIS WAS THE WORK THAT THE BOARD DID IN SEPTEMBER OF 2019.

SO AS YOU KNOW, THE VISION THAT WE SETTLED UPON WAS ACPS, EMPOWERING ALL STUDENTS TO THRIVE IN A DIVERSE AND EVER CHANGING WORLD.

FOR THE MISSION STATEMENT, ACPS INSPIRES ALL STUDENTS AND ADDRESSES BARRIERS TO LEARNING TO ENSURE SUCCESS.

FROM THERE, WE WENT INTO DEFINING FIVE CORE VALUES.

AND THIS, I THINK WAS ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL ASPECTS, JUST FOR ME PERSONALLY.

HAVING THE CONVERSATION WITH THE BOARD, RECOGNIZING THE SHARED VALUES THAT THE BOARD DOES HAVE.

WE ALSO GOT SOME FEEDBACK FROM STAFF AND THROUGHOUT, THERE WERE VERY COMMON THEMES.

AND THE CHALLENGE WAS JUST HOW DO WE FRAME THAT IN A WAY TO CAPTURE WHAT WERE A LOT OF VERY SHARED VALUES.

SO WE'RE HAPPY WITH WHERE WE ENDED UP, WE HAVE THE FIVE VALUES THAT YOU CAN SEE.

I WON'T READ THE STATEMENTS TO YOU, BUT THE FIVE VALUES WHICH WE HOPE AND EXPECT TO SERVE AS A FOUNDATION FOR ALL DECISION MAKING GOING FORWARD, THAT'S AT THE BOARD LEVEL TO THE ADMINISTRATION, TO SCHOOLS, PRINCIPLES, AND TEACHERS, INCLUDE WELCOMING, EMPOWERING, EQUITY FOCUSED, INNOVATIVE, AND RESULTS DRIVEN.

FROM THEÂ --Â FROM THAT, WE REALLY GOT INTO THINKING ABOUT THE THEORY OF ACTION.

SO FROM CORE VALUES, HOW DO WE TRANSLATE THAT INTO A SET OF BELIEFS THAT WILL DEFINE THE WAY WE WORK WITH SCHOOLS TO ENSURE THAT STUDENTS MEET THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.

SO OFTEN THEORIES OF ACTION ARE DEFINED AS IF THEN STATEMENTS.

SO WE WENT THROUGH THAT EXERCISE.

AND YOU CAN SEE THAT STATEMENT ON THE TOP PART OF THE SLIDE, THAT IF THE DIVISION PROVIDES HIGH QUALITY INSTRUCTION AND DIFFERENTIATED SUPPORTS, ENGAGES COMMUNITY AND FAMILIES AND ALLOCATES RESOURCES EQUITABLY, OPPORTUNITY AND ACHIEVEMENT GAPS WILL BE ELIMINATED AND STUDENTS WILL BE SUCCESSFUL.

TO DRILL DOWN ON THAT A LITTLE BIT, I THINK WHAT IS REALLY KEY TO AÂ --Â WHAT DRIVES A LOT OF THE POWER OF THE STRATEGIC PLAN, I'M SPEAKING TO CLINT'S POINT ABOUT FOCUS AND PRIORITIZATION, THE COUPLE BULLETS BELOW THE LINE ARE REALLY FRAMING THE WAY THE DIVISION IS REORIENTING ITSELF TOWARDS THE SCHOOLS.

SO ESPECIALLY BULLETS TWO AND THREE, I JUST WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THOSE THAT THE KEY DRIVER BEHIND THIS THEORY OF ACTION IS THAT THE DIVISION RECOGNIZING THAT IT CAN'T DO EVERYTHING.

AND THAT'S THE PRIORITIZATION AND THE FOCUS THAT CLINT MENTIONED.

A KEY ASPECT OF THE STRATEGIC PLAN WILL BE DEFINING SELECT HIGH LEVEL STRATEGIES THAT ALL SCHOOLS WILL IMPLEMENT.

SO IN THAT CASE WE'RE ASKING ALL SCHOOLS TO IMPLEMENT A FEW OR SELECT NUMBER OF HIGH-LEVERAGE STRATEGIES BECAUSE WE THINK THAT IS IMPORTANT TO ENSURE EFFICACY AND ENSURE WE CAN IMPLEMENT A FEW HIGH LEVERAGE INITIATIVES IN A WAY THAT WITH FIDELITY AND IMPACT.

BUT THEN THE THIRD BULLET OF THAT STATEMENT REALLY MAKES IT CLEAR THAT WE'RE EXPECTING PRINCIPLES AND THEIR LEADERSHIP TEAMS TO RECOGNIZE THAT THAT IS NOT ALL THAT THEY DO.

AND WE RECOGNIZE THAT THAT IS NOT ALL THAT THEY DO.

THAT THERE WILL BE OTHER EFFORTS, OTHER STRATEGIES AND APPROACHES THAT WILL BE NECESSARY TO SHAPE AND TO MEET THE SPECIFIC NEEDS OF THE STUDENT POPULATIONS THAT THEY'RE SERVING.

SO BALANCING THAT CONSISTENCY ACROSS THE DIVISION WHILE EMPOWERING PRINCIPLES AND THEIR LEADERSHIP TEAMS TO ADDRESS THE ADDITIONAL NEEDS OF THEIR STUDENTS IS REALLY, IN MY VIEW, SORT OF THE KEY BALANCING ACT THAT THE STRATEGIC PLAN ADDRESSES.

FROM THERE WE WANTED TO DEFINE WHAT ARE THE OUT COMES BY WHICH WE WILL DETERMINE WHETHER THAT THEORY OF ACTION IS RIGHT OR WHETHER THAT IS SUCCESSFUL.

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AND YOU CAN SORT OF SEE THESE SEVEN KPI'S EACH THAT WILL GET BROKEN OUT SO TURN OUT TO BE MORE THAN THE 7 BECAUSE OF THE DATA.

YOU CAN SEE A VERY PURPOSEFUL APPROACH STARTING FROM KINDERGARTEN READINESS ALL THE WAY UP TO HIGH SCHOOL AGE INDICATORS OF SUCCESS.

AND THEN ACHIEVEMENT BETWEEN THOSE TWO BENCHMARK POINTS.

SO IT IS A VERY PURPOSEFUL FOCUSED APPROACH.

AND WE THINK IT WILL BE A REALLY HELPFUL WAY FOR THE COMMUNITY AS EXTERNAL AND AS WELL INTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS TO ENSURE WE ARE MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE STUDENTS AND IMPLEMENTING A PLAN EFFECTIVELY.

THAT TAKES US TO THE FIVE GOAL AREAS.

AND, AGAIN, BECAUSE OF IN THE INTEREST OF TIME, WE'RE GOING TO COME BACK TO THESE NEXT WEEK AT YOUR BOARD MEETING NEXT WEEK AND GO INTO MUCH MORE DETAIL ABOUT HOW THESE GOALS CAME TO BE, WHAT THEY ENTAIL, HOW WE PLAN TO MEASURE THEM AND HOW WE PLAN TO IMPLEMENT THEM.

BUT YOU CAN SEE THE FIVE AREAS THAT WE BELIEVE ARE THE KEY COMPONENTS FOR ENSURING EQUITY.

AND EACH OF THOSE THEN GET ADDITIONAL TREATMENT ANDÂ --Â WHICH WE'LL DISCUSSÂ --Â WHICH WE'LL DISCUSS NEXT WEEK.

SO AS FAR AS NEXT STEPS GO, AS YOU ALL KNOW, WE'LL BE RECONVENING NEXT WEEK AND WE'LL GO THROUGH THE NEXT ASPECTS OF THE PLAN, THE GOALS, MEASURES, STRATEGIES AND WHAT WE'RE CALLING THE HIGHLIGHTED ACTIONS.

WE'LL ALSO TALK ABOUT HOW THE PLAN WILL BE MONITORED.

THAT IS REALLY THE KEY PART AS YOU KNOW AS CHALLENGING AS THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PLAN CAN BE.

AND ENSURING WIDE STAKEHOLDER PARTICIPATION, THE HARD WORK IS REALLY YET TO COME IN TERMS OF IMPLEMENTING AND ENSURING A SUCCESS WITH THAT PLAN.

AND THEN WE'LL ALSO TALK ABOUT ADDITIONAL NEXT STEPS AFTER THAT MAY 29TH MEETING TO ENSURE ADDITIONAL FEEDBACK, ON WHAT IS NOW THE DRAFT PLAN.

SO GIVING STAKEHOLDERS AN OPPORTUNITY TO RESPOND TO WHAT THE DRAFT LOOKS LIKE NOW AND GET MORE SPECIFIC AND DETAILED FEEDBACK.

SO WITH THAT, I WILL TURN IT BACK OVER TO THE CHAIR.

AND WELCOME ANY QUESTIONS THAT THE BOARD HAS.

>> OKAY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

IT IS SO NICE TO SEE ALL OF THIS WORK THAT HAS BEEN DONE AND THAT IT IS CONTINUING EVEN DURING THIS TIME.

I'M LOOKING TO SEE IF ANYONEÂ --Â I DON'T SEE ANY RAISED HANDS.

DR. RIEF?

>> YES.

THANK YOU, THANK YOU FOR THAT PRESENTATION.

I WAS INTERESTED INÂ --Â IT LOOKS LIKE THERE WAS A PLAN FOR THE STEERING COMMITTEE TO CONTINUE TOÂ --Â CONTINUE THIS WORK THROUGHOUT THE FIVE YEARS OF THE PLAN.

IS THAT ACCURATE? CAN YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT?

>> CLINT OR DR. HUTCHINGS DID YOU WANT TO ADDRESS THAT OR WOULD YOU LIKE ME

TOÂ --Â >> YES.

SO THAT IS A PART OF OUR PLAN.

THE GOAL WAS THIS WAS PART OF THE COMMITMENT OF BEING PART OF THE STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE IS THAT OVER TIME WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE MEETING AS OFTEN AS WE DID TO CREATE THE ACTUAL DRAFT AND TO GET INPUT.

BUT WE WILL HAVE TO HAVE MIDYEAR AND ANNUAL CHECK INS AND NOT JUST WITH THE BOARD BUT ALSO WITH OUR STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE SO THAT WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE BEING COMMITTED FROM AN OUTSIDE LOOKING IN.

BECAUSE THEY'RE GOING TO HEAR THINGS FROM THE COMMUNITY THAT WE WILL NOT IN REGARDS TO SOME OF OUR WORK.

AND THEY CAN SERVE AS OUR MESSENGERS TO GET MESSAGES OUT TO DIFFERENT CONSTITUENCY GROUPS THROUGHOUT THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA.

YES, WE'LL MEET WITH THEM MIDYEAR AND ANNUALLY.

>> I WOULD ADD TOO TO CLARIFY THAT THE STEERING COMMITTEE IS A SUBSET OF THE FULL STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE.

>> OKAY.

NEXT WE HAVE MS. NOLAN?

>> I'M GOING TO GO ON A LIMB HERE.

I ACTUALLY HAVE NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE.

I CAN SAFELY SAY ON THE MAJORITY OF THE BOARD THIS IS JUST OUTSTANDING.

SO I REALLY DIDN'T HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

I JUST WANTED TO SINCERELY THANK JUST A TOP-NOTCH JOB DONE BY BOTH FOUR POINT AND MR. PAGE AND YOUR TEAM.

I WANTED TO THANK YOU.

I'M SO EXCITED TO DIVE INTO THIS.

THE FOCUS OF HOW DATA DRIVEN IT IS AND THE CADENCE DR. HUTCHINGS JUST DESCRIBED WILL REALLY HELP MOVE FORWARD FOR THIS DIVISION.

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I WANT TO CELEBRATE THIS MOMENT AND PROVIDE MY SINCERE THANKS TO ALL INVOLVED.

>> THANK YOU.

>> MR. SUAREZ?

>> THANK YOU CHAIR ANDERSON.

I'LL KEEP IT BRIEF TOO.

I WANT TO ECHO WHAT MS. NOLAN JUST SAID, THIS IS A REALLY REMARKABLE EFFORT.

I COMMEND EVERYONE INVOLVED.

IT IS VERY ROBUST, VERY THOROUGH, TRULY IN LINE WITH WHAT THE BOARD ARTICULATED.

I'M EXCITED TO TAKE IT OFF THE SHELF AND USE IT.

THAT WAS MY ONE COMMENT.

THAT I'M REALLY EXCITED FOR THIS PIECE THAT YOU MENTIONED ON THE LAST SLIDE ABOUT MONITORING FOR CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT.

AND I KNOW THIS BOARD IS EXCITED TO TRULY UNDERSTAND HOW WE CAN BEST DO THAT AND EXECUTE ON THAT.

AND THAT'S THE REAL WORK AND THE REAL CHALLENGE.

SO I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO HEARING HOW WE CAN DO THAT AND CONTINUE TO HAVE WORK SESSIONS AND OTHER SORT OF CHECK INS TO ENSURE WE AS A BOARD ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE TO MAKE SURE WE'RE DELIVERING ON THIS PLAN.

I'M VERY EXCITED ABOUT ALL OF THIS AND LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT CONVERSATION.

>> MS. GENTRY I HAVE UP NEXT.

>> THANK YOU.

I JUST WANTED TO SAY AS SOMEBODY THAT HAD THE PLEASURE OF SERVING ON THIS COMMITTEE, IT REALLY WAS REALLY INSPIRING TO GET TO HAVE SO MANY INTERESTING CONVERSATIONS WITH SO MANY DIFFERENT GROUPS OF PEOPLE.

IT REALLY WAS AN EXTRAORDINARY GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT CAME TOGETHER.

I THINK ONE THING THAT REALLY HELPED WAS A LOT OF THE PEOPLE THAT WERE IN THE ROOM, WHETHER THEY WERE A COMMUNITY MEMBER OR A STAFF PERSON OR SOMEBODY ELSE, THEY HAD SOME REALLY GREAT KNOWLEDGE OF WHERE ACPS IS RIGHT NOW AND KIND OF THE CURRENT STRATEGIC PLAN THAT WE'VE BEEN USING RIGHT NOW.

AND THEY WERE REALLY FOCUSED ON HOW WE CAN KIND OF GO TO THIS NEXT LEVEL AND HOW WE CAN.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING, HOW CAN WE MAKE SURE THIS IS A PRAGMATIC PLAN THAT DOESN'T STAY ON THE SHELF THAT WE CAN REALLY USE IN A REALLY THOUGHTFUL WAY.

SO I KNOW OTHER PEOPLE HAVE THANKED THE COMMITTEE.

I WANTED TO THANK THE COMMITTEE AS WELL FOR ALL OF THE GREAT WORK.

I ALSO JUST WANT TO ENCOURAGE MY FELLOW BOARD MEMBERS, YOU KNOW, TO MAXIMIZE THE RICHNESS OF OUR CONVERSATION.

AGAIN, LET'S ALL MAKE SURE THAT WE TAKE THE TIME TO REALLY LOOK AT THIS AND GET THE QUESTIONS IN, SOME OF THE QUESTIONS IF WE CAN EARLIER IN THE WEEK SO THAT WE'RE GIVING, YOU KNOWÂ --Â SO WE'RE GIVING FOUR POINT AND THE STAFF SOME TIME TO REALLY PREPARE SOME REALLY ROBUST ANSWERS TO MAXIMIZE THE DISCUSSION WE HAVE.

SO THANK YOU, EVERYONE.

>> THANK YOU MS. GENTRY.

NEXT UP, WE HAVE MS. ALDERTON.

>> YEAH.

I ACTUALLY JUST WANTED TO DID ITÂ --Â DITTO WHAT VERONICA SAID, EVEN IN THIS SMALL SNIPPET HERE, I SEE A MAJOR MAJOR DIFFERENCE FROM OUR LAST STRATEGIC PLAN TO THIS ONE.

SO THIS IS VERY EXCITING.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS IS I WAS LOOKING AT IT AND LOOKING AT, YOU KNOW, HOW WE THINK ABOUT OUT COMES, I'M REALLY EXCITED WHAT THIS MEANS FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT'S EVALUATION.

BECAUSE ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE STRUGGLED WITH, MR. SUAREZ, MS. NOLAN AND DR. HUTCHINGS AND I AND ALL WHO WORKED ON IT, IS THIS CONCEPT WHAT ARE GOING TO BE THE MEASUREMENTS AND REALLY BEING ABLE TO FOCUS.

AND I FEEL LIKE THIS REALLYÂ --Â I CAN ALREADY SEE EXACTLY WHAT WE'RE GOING TO BE FOCUSING ON.

AND THAT'S A REALLY BIG DEAL.

BECAUSE THAT IS HOW YOU GET STUFF DONE.

AND SO THIS IS EXCITING AND THANK YOU TO EVERYBODYÂ --Â EXCITING AND THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY.

GOOD STUFF.

>> GREAT, THANKS.

NOW MS. THORNTON.

>> THANK YOU, CHAIR ANDERSON.

KUDOS TO EVERYBODY INVOLVED.

THIS IS TRULY A THOROUGH COMPREHENSIVE AND DARE I SAY BOLD STRATEGIC PLAN? I REALLY THOUGHT JUST THE LANGUAGE USED TO KIND OF DESCRIBE WHAT ACPS HAS DONE AND WHERE WE INTEND TO GO, I REALLY THOUGHT IT WAS RELATABLE AND VERY CLEAR.

AND THE ONE THING THAT I THINK I LIKED THE MOST WAS THAT YOU DARED TO DEFINE SOME TERMS THAT HAVE BEEN A LITTLE CONTROVERSIAL, LET'S SAY.

YOU DEFINED PRIVILEGE, YOU DEFINED ADVANTAGE.

AND THESE ARE WORDS THAT YOU REALLY CANNOT GLAZE OVER WHEN DISCUSSING ISSUES OF EQUITY.

SO I THOUGHT THAT WAS SPOT ON.

AND FURTHER MORE, THE FACT THAT THIS WAS DONE IN PARTNERSHIP, I BELIEVE THIS WAS THE FIRST STRATEGIC PLAN ACPS HAS DONE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH OTHER AGENCIES IN THE CITY.

THAT INCLUDES THE ALEXANDRIA HEALTH DEPARTMENT, PARTNERSHIP ALEXANDRIA AND THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMANITY AND HUMAN SERVICES.

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WE'RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER LITERALLY AND DEVELOPING CORE VALUES AND LANGUAGE.

AND THIS IS REALLY CRITICAL, I THINK BECAUSE ALEXANDRIA CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS DOES NOT OPERATE IN ISOLATION.

WE'RE PART OF A BIGGER MICROCOSM AND IT WILL TAKE EFFORT TO REALLY SEE EQUITY IN OUR SCHOOLS.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR BEING BOLD AND NOT BE AFRAID TO INVOLVE EVERYONE IN THIS PROCESS.

>> OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THAT IS ALL OF THE HANDS I SEE RAISED.

I THINK THAT COVERS MOST PEOPLE.

SO THANKS AND WE WILL SEE PART TWO NEXT WEEK, RIGHT? WE WILL HAVE MORE DISCUSSION.

AND I AGREE, AS MS. GENT INDUSTRY SUGGESTED, THE MORE WE CAN DIGEST AND ASK QUESTIONS AHEAD OF TIME, THE BETTER OFF, THE MORE EFFICIENT WE CAN BE WITH OUR MEETING TIME.

SO NOW THE NEXTÂ --Â >> MADAM CHAIR.

>> YES, DR. HUTCHINGS?

>> I WANTED TO SAY ONE THING I ALSO WANTED TO THANK OUR COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE.

BECAUSE AS YOU ALL READ THROUGH THE DOCUMENT, THEY DID TAKE ALL OF THIS CONTENT IN CONTEXT AND HAVE TO PUT IT INTO SOMETHING THAT WAS VISUALLY STIMULATING TO THE EYE.

AND I JUST WANT TO THANK OUR COMMUNICATIONS TEAM AS WELL AS OUR EQUITY TEAM BECAUSE OUR EQUITY TEAM WAS A PART OF THIS ALONG THE ENTIRE WAY.

WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT EQUITY WASN'T LIKE AN ADD ON TO OUR STRATEGIC PLAN BUT THAT IT WAS THE CENTER OF OUR STRATEGIC PLAN AND EVERYTHING THAT WE DO.

AND JUST, YOU KNOW, I KNOW THIS IS OUR INITIAL DISCUSSION I KNOW YOU ALL HAVEN'T HAD THE TIME TO REALLY DELVE INTO ALL OF THE DETAILS.

NEXT WEEK I KNOW IS GOING TO BE A LOT MORE ROBUST AND WE'LL GET INTO MORE OF THE GOALS THE METRICS AND ALL OF THE WONDERFUL THINGS I KNOW YOU ALL LIKE TO TALK ABOUT, ESPECIALLY MS. NOLAN AND MR. SUAREZ, ALL OF YO REALLY LOVE TO TALK ABOUT IT BUT THEY REALLY LOVE TO TALK ABOUT IT, WE'LL BE ABLE TO TALK ABOUT THAT NEXT WEEK.

I JUST WANT TO THANK EVERYBODY WHO WAS A PART OF THIS.

A PART OF OUR WORK IS CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT.

SO WE SHOULD SEE A BETTER PRODUCT WITH THIS STRATEGIC PLAN.

AND THE NEXT STRATEGIC PLAN AFTER THIS SCHUBERT.

BECAUSE IF WE'RE NOT GROWING AS AN ORGANIZATION THAT MEANS THAT WE ARE NOT SERVING OUR KIDS AND OUR POPULATION WELL.

WE SHOULD NOT BE EXACTLY HOW WE USED TO BE OR HOW WE WERE OR HOW IT WAS YESTERDAY.

OUR GOAL NOW, ESPECIALLY WITH THIS NEW NORMAL WE'RE ALL EXPERIENCING, WE'VE BEEN, I THINK, GIVEN A LESSON IN THAT WE DON'T HAVE CONTROL OF TOMORROW AND IT IS ALL ABOUT ADJUSTING AND TRYING TO MAKE SURE THAT WE PIVOT INTO THE NEXT LEVEL IN ORDER TO SERVE OUR POPULATION WELL.

SO, I JUST WANTED TO MAKE THE FINAL COMMENTS AND THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

>> GREAT.

THANK YOU.

YES.

EVER CHANGING ENVIRONMENT AND WHATEVERÂ --Â WAS A LITTLE MORE CHANGING QUICKLY THAN WE THOUGHT, RIGHT? OKAY.

NEXT UP WE HAVEÂ --Â SO THANK YOU, FOUR POINT.

WE WILL SEE YOU NEXT WEEK.

>>> AND SO NEXT UP, WE HAVE A Q AND A WITH DR. HUTCHINGS.

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HOWEVER, I WANT TO SAY THAT WE'RE A HALF HOUR BEHIND OUR TIME.

AND SO I'M WONDERING, YOU KNOW, IF NO ONE HAS OBJECTIONS I THINK WE MIGHT, GIVEN THAT WE HAD KIND OF A TARGETED Q AND A BEFORE, IF WE CANÂ --Â IF THERE'S NO OBJECTIONS, I WOULD LIKE TO ADJOURN THIS SO WE CAN GET TO THE WORK SESSION BECAUSE I THINK THAT IS REALLY WHAT WE NEED TO SPEND OUR TIME DOING.

SO IF THERE ARE NO OBJECTIONS, THEN I WILL ASK FOR SOMEONE TO MAKE THE MOTION TO ADJOURN THIS MEETING BECAUSE THE WORK SESSION IS IN FACT JUST THAT A WORK SESSION.

>> MADAM CHAIR, I MOVE THAT WE ADJOURN.

>> I SECOND.

>> OKAY.

THERE WERE THREE SECONDS THERE.

I DON'T KNOW WHO HASN'T HAD ONE.

MR. SUAREZ MAYBE DIDN'T HAVE ONE.

MR. SUAREZ SECONDED MS. GENTRY'S MOTION.

SO I'LL DO THE ROLL CALL FOR THE VOTE.

CINDY ANDERSON, YES: VERONICA NOLAN?

>> YES.

>> MEAGAN ALDERTON?

>> YES.

>> RAMEE GENTRY?

>> YES.

>> MARGARET LORBER?

>> YES.

>> MICHELLE RIEF.

>> YES.

>> CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ.

>> SECOND OR YES.

>> AND HEATHER THORNTON?

>> YES.

>> OKAY.

SO THAT'S EIGHT YES AND ONE ABSENT.

SO THE MEETING IS ADJOURNED.

AT 1:03 P.M.



* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.