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[00:00:01]

>> OKAY, ALL RIGHT, EVERYBODY, WELCOME.

[1. Meeting Called to Order by Chair Anderson]

THIS IS THE RITUAL SCHOOL BOARD MEETING ACPS SCHOOL BOARD MEETING FOR SEPTEMBER 17, 2020, AND WE'RE CALLING THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 3:35, I'M GOING TO DO THE ROLL CALL, WHEN I CALL YOUR NAME, PLEASE INDICATE THAT YOU ARE HERE.

CINDY ANDERSON HERE.

VERONICA NOLAN.

>> HERE.

>> AND MEGAN IN THE WAITING ROOM.

>> OKAY, I WILL COME BACK TO HER NAME.

>> MARGARET LORBER.

>> HERE.

>> MICHELLE RIEF.

>> HERE.

>> CHRISTOPHER.

>> HERE.

>> AND MEGAN IS ALDERTON IS HERE.

EVERYBODY EXCEPT FOR MISS GENTRY IS AWAY ON FAMILY EMERGENCY.

[2. Adopt the Agenda for the September 17, 2020 School Board Meeting]

MAY I HAVE MOTION TO ADOPT THE AGENDA?

>> MADAM CHAIR, WE MOVE TO ADOPT.

>> GO AHEAD MARGARET.

>> I MOVE WE ADOPT THE AGENDA FOR THIS EVENING.

>> SECOND.

>> MR. SUAREZ SECOND THE MOTION.

SORRY.

THE DOCTOR IS TEXTING ABOUT THE CLOSED SESSION.

CINDY ANDERSON, YES, VERONICA NOLAN.

>> YES.

>> MEGAN ALDERTON?

>> DID SHE MAKE IT OVER?

>> SHE IS IN THE CLOSED SESSION ALREADY.

>> I SEE, JACINTA GREENE.

>> CHRISTOPHER LAWRENCE.

>> YES.

>> THAT IS SEVEN IN FAVOR AVENUE PROVING THE AGENDA AND NOW MISS LORBER IF YOU COULD READ WHEN I SENT YOU.

>> MADAM CHAIR, I COMBINE THAT NOT CONVENE A MEETING PURSUANT FOR CONDITION SULTATION WITH LEGAL COUNCIL AND CONSULTANT PERTAINING TO ACTUAL OR PROBABLE

[3. Closed Meeting--begins at 3:30 p.m.]

LITIGATION.

WHERE SUCH CONSULTATION WOULD AFFECT THE NEGOTIATING ON OR LITIGATING POUR OF THE BOARD AND PURSUANT FOR CONSULTATION TO LEGAL COUNSEL OR EMPLOY, REQUIRING THE PROVISION OF LEGAL ADVICE BY SUCH COUNSEL.

>> SECOND.

>> MISS GREENE SECOND THE MOTION, I CALL FOR A VOTE, YES.

>> VERONICA NOLAN.

>> YES.

>> JACINTA GREENE.

>> YES.

>> MICHELLE RIEF.

>> YES.

>> CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ.

>> HEATHER THORNTON.

>> YES.

>> THAT SEVEN FOR, AND TWO ABSENT.

NOW WE NEED TO FIND THE CLOSED SECTION LINK THAT WAS SENT AT 10:02 IF THAT HAPPENS, I CHECKED FOR IT BEFORE I GOT ON AND WILL RECONVENE ON HAD A SITE, THANKS.

>> I JUST NEED ONE MORE.

>> OH, MEGAN IS HERE.

>> MARGARET, YOU CAN LEAD US OUT OF THE CLOSED SESSION, PLEASE.

[4. Certification of Closed Meeting]

>> MADAM, CHAIR.

PURSUANT TO VIRGINIA CODE 2.2712.

I MOVE THAT THE BOARD CERTIFY THAT THE BEST OF THE 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 AND THE CLOSED MEETING HELD ON SEPTEMBER 17, 2020.

>> SECOND.

>> MISS GREENE SECOND, MISS LORBER'S MOTION, I'M GOING TO CALL FOR CINDY SANDER SON, YES.

VERONICA NOLAN.

>> YES.

>> MARGARET LORBER.

>> YES.

>> MICHELLE RIEF?

>> MICHELLE RIEF? I'M NOT HEARING HER VERY WELL.

>> CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ.

>> YES.

>> HEATHER IS HAVING A PROBLEM.

HEATHER IS STUCK ON THE OTHER.

>> I'M HERE NOW.

>> OKAY.

CAN I GET A YES OR A NO.

>> YES.

>> OKAY, THANK YOU.

>>> AND THERE'S VERONICA.

YOU WANT TO GIVE US A VOTE ON THIS CERTIFICATION? YOU WANT TO GIVE US A YES, BUT YOU'RE MUTED.

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>> YES.

>> OKAY, SUPER.

WE HAVE EIGHT YESES AND ONE ABSENT, WE CAN MOVE ON NOW.

AND THE NEXT THING ON THE AGENDA IS ACTUALLY OUR MOMENT OF SILENCE.

[5. Observe a Moment of Silence]

NEXT UP WE HAVE OUR COMMUNICATIONS AND THERE ARE SOME, THERE ARE SOME COMMUNICATIONS THAT ARE ATTACHED TO OUR AGENDA TODAY, AND THEN ALSO GOING FORWARD, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE THE WRITTEN COMMENTS, BUT ALSO WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO HAVE UP TO 30 MINUTES OF VIRTUAL COMMENTS THAT IS GOING TO BE A CHANGE FROM OUR SUMMER PLAN WHICH WAS YOU KNOW, VERY DIFFERENT.

SO, JUST SO PEOPLE KNOW THAT.

AND NEXT UP IS OUR REPORT FROM OUR STUDENT REPS.

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

SO, YOU ALL CAN TAKE IT AWAY.

>> YOU'RE THERE ASHLEY, LORRAINE.

>> OH, THERE'S LORRAINE.

>> HI, HOW ARE YOU GUYS DOING TODAY? GOOD, OKAY.

WELL, GOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY, MY STUDENT REPORT TONIGHT IS GOING TO BE ABOUT STUDENT INPUT AND ENGAGE MANY, ESPECIALLY FOR OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS.

I EMPATHIZE 1,000% WITH THE STRUGGLE OF VIRTUAL LEARNING AT THEIR AGE AND I EMPATHIZE OF TEACHING VIRTUAL WITH STUDENTS AT THAT AGE EXPECTING A FIVE-YEAR-OLD TO LEARN A TEN SIEVELY ON THE COMPUTER FOR SIX HOURS IS A SET UP.

EVEN EXPECTING A TEN-YEAR-OLD TO LEARN ATTENTIVELY ON THE COMPUTER IS A SET UP.

WHEN I THAT AGE DURING INSTRUCTION, I WAS THE TYPE OF STUDENT WHO ALWAYS GET UP TO STRETCH OR GET A DRINK OF WATER OR SHARPEN MY PENCIL, TIE MY SHOE, ANYTHING TO GET ACTIVE WHILE IN CLASS.

I WAS THINKING OF THE BEST WAY FOR ASHLEY AND I TO CONNECT WITH OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS AND I CAME UP WITH TWO PROPOSALS.

FIRST PROPOSAL IS TO TALK WITH THE DIRECTOR OF STUDENT SUPPORT MR. SAMPSON OF PUTTING TOGETHER A SEAL LESSON OR SEAL ACTIVITY FOR THEM TO DO IN THE MORNING SINCE THE FIRST 30 MINUTES OF THEIR SCHEDULE IS DEVOTED TO SEAL.

AND MY UNDERSTANDING SEAL ACTIVITIES DEAL WITH SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORT AND SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING.

SO I THINK THAT SEEING THE STUDENT FACE OR HAVING A STUDENT LEADING THESE ACTIVITIES AND DISCUSSIONS WILL BE STIMULATING AND REFRESHING FOR THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENT AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT LIKE ONE OF THEIR OWN KIND OF LEADING EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ACTIVITIES.

MY SECOND PROPOSAL, FOCUSES MORE ON STUDENTS BEING IN THE LOOP WHEN IT COMES TO THE COMMUNITY.

I WANTED TO ASK COUNSELORS OR THE PRINCIPALS FROM EACH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TO SELECT A FOURTH OR FIFTH GRADER TO PARTICIPATE IN MONTHL MEETINGS, THAT WOULD BE LED BY ASHLEY AND I, AND IN THESE MEETINGS ASHLEY AND I WOULD BRIEFLY LET THEM KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON WITH WHAT THE SCHOOL BOARD IS FOCUSING IS O THAT MONTH.

IN RETURN THEY WILL TELL U ABOUT THEIR CONCERNS AND IMPORTANT THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON WITHIN THEIR CLASSROOM AND WITHIN THEI SCHOOL SO WE KNOW HOW TO GIVE OUR REPORTS THAT -- LIKE CATER TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AND MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT AS WELL, INSTEAD OF JUST THE HIG SCHOOL PORTION.

AND DUE TO THE PANDEMIC, ASHLEY AND I AREN'T ABLE TO INTERACT WITH THESE STUDENTS THE WAY WE WANT TO, BUT WE ARE NOT GOING TO LET THA STOP US FROM INTERACTING AT ALL.

THAT WAS MY PROPOSAL, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR LISTENING.

>> THANK YOU.

>> ALL RIGHT,.

>> SO THANK YOU SO MUCH, LORRAINE, SO YESTERDAY LAST WEEK WAS THE COMMENCEMENT OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.

WE STARTED A YEAR WITH SOME EVENTS FOR THE SENIOR SPECIFICALLY.

WE HAD THE LAST FIRST DAY AT THE SHINKAPIN CIRCLE AT AROUND FIVE OR 6:00 P.M.

THAT WAS A FUN EVENT FOR SENIORS SO THEY CAN SOCIALIZE WITH THEIR FRIEND THAT THEY HAVEN'T SEEN 98 COUPLE OF MONTHS.

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WE HAD THE SENIOR SUNRISE WHICH AT THE MESONIC TEMPLE WHICH WAS THIS MONDAY.

AND WE ALSO HAVE THE HAND PRINT ON THE SENIOR ROCK WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT IS CURRENTLY STILL HAPPENING.

GIVEN THE CIRCUMSTANCES OF THIS SCHOOL YEAR, THE CLASS OF 2021 OFFICERS, AND EVERYONE ARE MAKING SURE TO CREATE A FUN-FILLED AND SAFE SCHOOL YEAR FOR STUDENT LORRAINE AND I WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT IS INVOLVED WITH PLANNING AND ENSURING THAT ALL STUDENTS ESPECIALLY SENIORS HAVE SOMETHING THIS YEAR DURING THIS SECOND WEEK OF SCHOOL, CLUBS HAVE STARTED VIRTUALLY TOGETHER AND ORGANIZED.

ONE CLUB WHICH LORRAINE AND I BOTH PARTICIPATE IS THE BLACK STUDENT UNION.

WE HAD OUR FIRST OFFICIAL MEETING YESTERDAY WITH A SUCCESSFUL TURN OUT OF MEMBERS FROM ALL GRADE LEVELS.

HOPEFULLY WITH BSU WE ARE HOPING TO HAVE DISCUSSIONS THAT CENTER AROUND THOSE VERY INTENTIONAL MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS THAT WE WISH TO HAVE.

MANY OTHER CLUBS SUCH AS KEY CLUB, BEST BUDDIES AND THE TITAN ROBOTICS TEAM HAVE ALSO STARTED TO MEET VIRTUALLY AS WELL.

AND WE HOPE TO SEE MORE CLUBS TO BEGIN HAVING THOSE VIRTUAL ZOOM MEETINGS.

AND LAST THURSDAY LORRAINE AND I PUBLISHED AN ARTICLE THROUGH FILLING IN THE BLANKS AT THE ALEXANDRIA TIME WITH DR. HUTCHINGS AND TO BRIEFLY SPEAK ON THAT WE WISH FOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND STUDENT TO ENGAGE WITH US IN THESE INTENTIONAL MEANINGFUL DISCUSSIONS THAT WILL BEGIN IN THE COMING MONTHS.

LORRAINE AND I WANTED TO SAY TO YOU TO DR. HUTCHINGS AND EVERYONE ELSE WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE.

IF YOU EVER GET A CHANCE, PLEASE READ THE ARTICLE.

AS LORRAINE MENTIONED, WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON ESTABLISHING CONNECTIONS WITH THE MIDDLE SCHOOL REPRESENTATIVES TO GAIN INSIGHT ON EACH OF THE MIDDLE SCHOOLS AND GAIN STUDENT PERSPECTIVE AS WELL.

WE ARE HOPING TO ESTABLISH A CONNECTION WITH THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS BECAUSE IT'S SO IMPORTANT TO HEAR WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY, TOO.

AND THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, MISS SANCHEZ VIA FAR A.

I WILL GET IT EVENTUALLY AND MISS JOHNSON.

NOW WE ARE MOVING ON TO OUR CONSENT CALENDAR FOR THIS AFTERNOON.

[Consent Calendar]

IF I WOULD GET A MOTION?

>> MADAM CHAIR I MOVE WE ADOPT THE CONSENT CALENDAR FOR ANOTHER'S MEETING.

>> SEC.

>> MISS LORBER SECONDS.

MISS ALDERTON'S MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT CALENDAR.

IS THERE ANYTHING TO POLL?

>> THERE'S NOTHING TO POLL.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO THE POLL THE BUDGET CALENDAR.

>> THE BUDGET CALENDAR, OKAY.

ALL RIGHT, DON'T GUESS THERE'S REALLY ANYTHING THAT WE NEED TO DO, BECAUSE WE'RE NOT USING OUR TECHNOLOGY.

SO, LET'S GO AHEAD AND, WE WILL VOTE ON THE REST OF IT WITHOUT THE CONSENT -- WITHOUT THE BUDGET CALENDAR ON THERE.

I WILL CALL FOR THE VOTE.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE TO POLL FOR ANYBODY? OKAY.

IF NOT, THEN I'M GOING TO CALL ON THE CONSENT CALENDAR FOR EVERYTHING EXCEPT FOR THE BUDGET CALENDAR.

SO CINDY ANDERSON, YES.

>> VERONICA NOLAN.

>> YES.

>> MEGAN ALDERTON.

>> YES.

>> JACINTA GREENE.

>> YES.

>> MARGARET LORBER?

>> I THINK YOU MIGHT BE MUTED.

MARGARET?

>> I'M HERE.

>> YES, YES FOR THE CONSENT CALENDAR.

>> MINE WAS WONDERING.

>> MICHELLE RIEF?

>> YES.

>> CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ.

>> YES.

>> HEATHER THORNTON.

>> YES.

>> OKAY, SO THAT IS EIGHT YES AND ONE ABSENT.

AS I SIT THERE MISS GENTRY IS OUT OF TOWN ON A FAMILY EMERGENCY.

SO, NEXT WE WILL TALK ABOUT THE BUDGET CALENDAR, SO MISS GREENE SINCE YOU PULLED IT,

[19. FY 2022 Budget Calendar]

IF YOU CAN START?

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH CHAIR ANDERSON AND FIRST AND FORE MOST I WANT TO THANK MR. CHAIR, AND THE TEAM FOR ALL THE HARD WORK THAT GOES INTO THE CALENDAR PROCESS EACH AND EVERY HE YEAR.

I DO WANT TO SAY THAT I'M DISAPPOINTED.

I WON'T BEAT A DEAD HORSE BUT I AM DISAPPOINTED THAT FOR THE THIRD YEAR BUDGET SEASON AT THE BOARD WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT HAVING A ALTERNATIVE CALENDAR COME BEFORE US, WHICH DID NOT HAPPEN THIS YEAR, BUT I AM VERY OPTIMISTIC WITH THE WORD THAT DR. HUTCHINGS DID SAY LAST WEEK THAT WE WILL BE LOOKING INTO THAT FURTHER WITH THE CITY.

I HOPE I TRULY HOPE THAT THIS THIRD TIME ASKING IS A CHARM IN MAKING THAT HAPPEN.

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I DO WANT TO THANK MRS. THORNTON FOR BRINGING THIS ISSUE UP AGAIN BECAUSE IT IS AN ISSUE FOR MULTIPLE BOARD MEMBERS ARE VERY, VERY SERIOUS ABOUT WANTING THIS TO HAPPEN.

I'M LOOKING FORWARD-LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS PROCESS MOVING FORWARD AND MORE WORK BEING DONE FOR THAT TO HAPPEN IN NEXT BUDGET PROCESS.

>> OKAY.

SO, ANYBODY ELSE? LET ME SEE.

OH, I SEE DR. RIEF?

>> YES, THANK YOU.

THANKS FOR BRINGING THAT UP MISS GREENE.

I KNOW CHAIR ANDERSON HAD CHAIRED WITH US A MEME -- SHARED WITH US A MEMO THAT WAS PUT IN THE B BACK, WHICH IS THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR THE COUNCIL AND THE SCHOOL BOARD.

I WENT TO LOOK UP TO TRY TO SEE WHAT WAS DISCUSSED IN THOSE MEETINGS AND I FOUND THAT MEMO AS WELL AS THE ONE GOING BACK TO 2017.

I KNOW THAT THIS ISSUE HAS BEEN DISCUSSED FOR A LONG TIME, AND I REACHED OUT TO A MEMBER OF THE BACK -- OUR BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE JUST TO KIND OF HEAR THE PERSPECTIVE ABOUT IT AND I MEAN, I THINK THAT YOU KNOW, AS I READ THE MEMO, YOU KNOW, IDEALLY, IN AN IDEAL SITUATION, THE SCHOOL BOAR WOULD APPROVE OUR BUDGET BEFORE THE CITY MANAGER DOES PRESENT, WHAT HE IS PROPOSING TO COUNCIL.

I ALSO WANT TO REITERATE.

IT'S A GREAT TIME TO REALLY REITERATE I HOPE WE CAN TRY TO DO THAT NEXT YEAR.

I HOPE TO HAVE AND TO REVISIT THE BUDGET, NOT WHEN IT'S THE PROCESS TO APPROVE THE CALENDAR BUT AT AN EARLIER DATE, IN THE SPRING AND TALK WHAT ARE OUR PRIORITIES.

I GET THE SENSE THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS AND SOME OF OUR FINANCE FOLKS ARE A LITTLE BIT TALKING PAST EACH OTHER.

I'M NOT SURE WHERE THE DISCONNECT IS HAPPENING, I WOULD LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THE PROCESS A LITTLE BIT MORE.

I THINK IT WOULD BE HELPFUL AND IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO LOOK AT WHAT OTHER SCHOOL DIVISION RIGHT SIDE DOING AS WELL.

MAYBE THAT A ROLE THAT THE BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE COULD SUPPORT US IN.

I KNOW THAT THEY DID REACH OUT TO MANY OF US, I THINK ALL OF US, TO MEET WITH THEM AND TALK TO THEM ABOUT THEIR ROLE IS IN TERMS OF WORKING WITH THE BOARD.

I JUST WANTED TO KIND OF ADD MY THOUGHTS AFTER HAVING A LITTLE BIT MORE TIME TO REFLECT ON IT.

>> OKAY, GREAT.

MISS THORNTON?

>> THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

AND JUST AGAIN, THANK YOU TO MISS GREENE FOR BRINGING THIS UP AND PULLING IT FROM THE CONSENT CALENDAR.

I THINK IF WE JUST THINK OF LESSONS LEARNED FROM THIS GO AROUND, AND I TOO WAS A LITTLE BIT DISAPPOINTED THAT WE WERE NOT ABLE TO SEE OTHER ALTERNATIVES THIS ITERATION, BUT I THINK BEGINNING THE CONVERSATION MUCH EARLIER IS GOING TO BE A LESSON LEARNED AND I THINK BACK WHEN WE HAD THE FIRST KIND OF PRESENTATION OF THE DRAFT CALENDAR IN JULY.

I'M WONDERING IF THAT MIGHT BE THE BEST TIME THINKING ABOUT NEXT YEAR TO TALK ABOUT ALTERNATIVES, BECAUSE DEFINITELY, YOU KNOW, WHE IT'S TIME TO APPROVE THE BUDGET CALENDAR, I UNDERSTAND THAT THAT IS DEFINITELY A TIME CRUNCH.

IT IS NOT POSSIBLE AT THAT POINT.

BUT I THINK DEFINITELY, AGAIN FOR ME LESSON LEARNED EARLIER IS BETTER.

I'M HOPING THAT THIS IS DEFINITELY SEEN AS A PRIORITY FOR NEXT YEAR, THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

OKAY.

IF THERE'S -- IF THERE ARE ANY OTHER -- I DON'T SEE ANYBODY ELSE WITH THEIR HAND -- OH, DR. HUTCHINGS WANTS TO SPEAK?

>> I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT IT DEFINITELY WILL BE A PRIORITY.

WE WILL BE BRINGING THIS TO THE BOARD ALTERNATIVES IN JUNE IS OUR GOAL TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE ALTERNATIVES AS WELL AS IMPLICATIONS FOR EITHER OPTION SO THAT THE BOARD CAN NATION A DECISION PRIOR TO US GOING INTO THE BUDGET PROCESS.

SO, I THINK THAT WE WON'T HAVE THIS ISSUE IN THE FUTURE WE WILL BE ABLE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE HAVING THE DISCUSSION EARLIER SO IT'S NOT A TIME CRUNCH.

IT DOES AFFORD US THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK THROUGH.

>> GREAT, THANK YOU.

>> OKAY.

SO, NOW, I'M -- IF I COULD GET A MOTION TO APPROVE THE BUDGET CALENDAR SEPARATELY, THAT IS WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO GET IT DONE.

>> MADAM CHAIR I MOVE THAT WE APPROVE THE BUDGET CALENDAR FOR THE -- SY2021 SCHOOL YEAR.

>> YEAH THE FYS, UH-HUH.

>> I'M SORRY, BUT IT'S FY2122.

>> IT'S THE FY2022.

THE FISCAL YEAR 2022.

YEAH.

SO, DO I HAVE A SECOND?

>> SECOND.

>> MISS LORBER SECONDS MISS ALDERTON'S MOTION, SO I CALL A VOTE FOR THAT.

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CINDY ANDERSON YES.

MEGAN NOLAN.

>> YES.

>> JACINTA GREENE.

>> NO.

>> MARGARET LORBER.

>> YES.

>> MICHELLE RIEF.

>> NO.

>> CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ.

>> YES.

>> HEATHER THORNTON.

>> NO.

>> OKAY SO THAT IS -- WE HAVE ONE -- SO THAT IS THREE NOS AND FIVE YESES.

SO, IT PASSES.

AND LET'S SEE NEXT WE HAVE, ALL RIGHT NEXT WE'RE ON TO OLD BUSINESS.

AND THE FIRST THING UP IS THE REQUEST TO RENAME MATTHEW MURRAY ELEMENTARY

[20. Request to Rename Matthew Maury Elementary School--15 mins.]

AND I HAVE MISS ABURSAEY AS THE CONTACT PERSON FOR THAT, WOULD YOU LIKE TO INTRODUCE THIS.

>> YES, CHAIR, WE WANTED TO NOTIFY THE PUBLIC AND BRING TO THE BOARD'S ATTENTION THE FACT THAT THE BOARD DID RECEIVE A PETITION TO REMAIM MATTHEW MURRAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, IT HAS THE REQUISITE 100 SIGNATURES.

I BELIEVE SUSAN IS GOING TO SHARE HER SCREEN SO SHE CAN SCROLL THROUGH THE APPLICATION REQUESTS AND THE SIGNATURES, AND IT IS UP NOW FOR BOARD DISCUSSION.

>> WE WILL WAIT FOR THE SHARING OF THE SCREEN, AND AS I SAID, WE DON'T NEED.

PEOPLE DON'T FEEL LIKE THEY NEED -- WE HAVE TO HAVE A LOT OF DISCUSSION, THERE WILL BE OTHER STEPS, THIS IS SORT OF, A FIRST STEP, AND WE POSTED A MOTION AS A GUIDE FOR PEOPLE, FOR BOARD MEMBERS, YOU KNOW, IF SOMEONE WANTS TO SPEAK OR IF THEY WANT TO MAKE THE MOTION TO MOVE AHEAD WITH THE RENAMING PROCESS, THAT WOULD ALSO BE FINE.

WE'RE RUNNING A LITTLE BIT BEHIND ALREADY TODAY.

SO, -- ANYBODY?

>> MADAM CHAIR I'M HAPPY TO MAKE THE MOTION IF THERE'S NO DISCUSSION?

>> WE CAN ASK.

YOU CAN MAKE THE MOTION AND WE CAN ASK FOR DISCUSSION BEFORE WE TAKE THE VOTE ANYWAY.

>> MADAM CHAIR I MOVE TO SECTION PURSUANT BB OF FRR THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD RECONSIDER RENAMING MATTHEW ELEMENTARY BOARD.

THE SCHOOL BOARD EMPOWER THE SUPERINTENDENT TO UNDERGO THE PROCESS OUTLINED SECTION ONE OF THE REGULATION TO SOLICIT COMMUNITY FEEDBACK FOR AND POSSIBLE SOLICITATIONS FOR THE RENAMING OF THE MATTHEW MURRAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

>> MISS LORBER SECOND MISS NOLAN'S MOTION.

IF THERE'S NO DISCUSSION I WILL CALL FOR A VOTE ON IT.

I DON'T SEE ANYBODY'S HANDS, OH, DR. RIEF?

>> YEAH, I KNOW.

I FELT COMPELLED TO REALLY JUST THANK THOSE WHO SUBMITTED THE PETITION.

I THINK THAT THIS IS DEFINITELY A TIME OF RECKONING FOR SOME OF THESE NAMES ON OUR SCHOOLS AND STREETS AND ALL HALF KIND OF THING.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE THIS CONVERSATION, AND BECAUSE WE ARE HAVING IT ABOUT OUR HIGH SCHOOL NAME AS WELL.

I THINK IT'S A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO DO SO.

I'M IN SUPPORT OF IT.

>> OKAY.

GREAT.

ALL RIGHT.

AS I SAID, THERE WILL B OTHER CHANCES TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THIS.

AND SOME COMMUNITY, WE WILL WAIT TO HEAR FROM DR. HUTCHINGS, EXACTLY HAD A MIGHT BE PLANNED FOR THIS.

SO, I WILL CALL FOR THE VOTE NOW ON THIS MOTION.

CINDY ANDERSON YES.

>> VERONICA NOLAN.

>> YES.

>> JACINTA GREENE.

>> YES.

>> MARGARET LORBER.

>> YES, MICHELLE RIEF.

>> YES.

>> CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ.

>> YES.

>> AND HEATHER THORNTON.

>> YES.

>> THAT IS EIGHT YES, AND ONE ABSENT.

[21. Focus Area Update: Matthew Maury Elementary School Renaming--15 mins.]

>> AND SO NOW, WE GO ON TO ACTUALLY HEARING FROM DR. HUTCHINGS ON THIS TOPIC.

>> YES, SO THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

AND NOW THAT THE BOARD HAS ADOPTED THAT AND SAID, HEY, WE'RE GOING TO MOVE FORWARD, WE ARE DEFINITELY PREPARED TO COUPLE THIS MATTHEW MURRAY RENAMING WITH THE TC RENAMING PROCESS, BECAUSE WE ALREADY HAVE THAT IN PLACE AND WE SHARE IT WITH THE BOARD A TIME LINE AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PLAN IN REGARDS TO THAT.

SO, WHAT WE'RE GOING TO NOW DO, NOW THAT THE BOARD IS GIVING US THE AUTHORITY TO BE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH MATTHEW MURRAY'S RENAMING PROCESS, TO REFINE OUR PLAN

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SO THAT WE'RE INCLUDING MATTHEW MURRAY IN THIS WORK AND ONE THING THAT YOU KNOW, BEFORE WE WERE CALLING IT THE TC PROJECT OR THE TC RENAMING, NOW THIS IS MORE THAN JUST ONE SCHOOL.

WE ARE GOING TO RENAME THE WHOLE PROCESS, MORE OF AN IDENTITY PROJECT OF ALEXANDER CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS JUST SO THAT IT ALLOWS US TO TALK MORE THAN JUST ABOUT EVEN JUST THE RENAMING PIECE BECAUSE THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT THE HISTORY OF ACPS AS WELL AS SOME MUCH SYSTEMATIC RACISM THAT HAS HAPPENED IN ACPS AND CURRENTLY HAPPENING IN OUR SCHOOLS.

BUT I DO KNOW THAT WE HAVE A COMMITTEE THAT IS ALREADY WORKING TOWARD THE WORK THAT WE WERE WORKING FOR TC.

NOW WE ARE GOING TO REFINE THAT PLAN AND I DON'T KNOW IF MISS VERGOS HAD ANYTHING TO ADD TO THAT BECAUSE SHE IS CHEERING OR LEADING THESE EFFORTS.

>> THANK YOU, DR. HUTCHINGS WE KNOW YOU WERE CONSIDERING THIS, AND THAT IS WHY WE PITCHED IT TO DR. HUTCHINGS IT'S MORE THAN NAME CHANGING AND IT'S ABOUT COMBATING THE SYSTEMIC RACISM.

AND THE SCHOOL BOARD REPRESENTATIVES, THANK YOU TO ASHLEY AND LORRAINE, THEY HELPED US REFINE THAT PROCESS AS WELL.

WE HAVE ENGAGED THEM IN THIS PART OF THE PROCESS, AND THEY ARE WORKING WITH BALDWIN ON THE STUDENT TRACKS THAT WE HAVE SCHEDULED, SO WE'RE FIRMING UP THOSE DATES.

WE HAVE OUR COMMUNITY CHATS THAT WE ARE FIRMING UPDATES WITH, AND THE ONES, THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS THAT ARE GOING TO BE HOSTING TH CHATS AND OF COURSE WE HAVE THE READINS THAT WE HAVE SCHEDULED WILL START ON SEPTEMBER 24TH.

WE ARE WELL INTO THE PROCESS.

WE HAVE A WEB PAGE, WE PROMOTED IT THIS WEEK IN OUR EXPRESS, AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT OUR COMMITTEE THAT WE HAVE BEEN WORKIN WITH HAS TALKED ABOUT IS IF THE BOARD DECIDED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE MURRAY NAME CHANGED THAT WE WOULD INCORPORATE THAT IN ADDITION TO THE CURRICULUM THAT IS BEING DEVELOPED WITH SARAH WHELAN AND HER TEAM.

A FOUR WEEK CURRICULUM SERIES, REALLY ABOUT THE HISTORY ALEXANDRIA.

THE WAY WE SORT OF DESIGNED THE PROGRAM WAS BEYOND JUST TC.

WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE A HISTORY OF ALEXANDRIA AS WELL AS HOW THAT HAS AFFECTED THE SCHOOLS, THE POLICIES AND PRACTICES SO ON AND SO FORTH AT THIS POINT WE WILL BE ABLE TO ADD THI PIECE, AND OF COURSE ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE TALKED ABOUT, WHICH IS SOMETHING THAT WE'RE STILL FIGURING OUT HOW WE'RE GOING TO DO TO ENGAGE THE LITTLE ONES.

IT'S AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, BUT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE ABLE TO SHARE WITH THEM, WHY THEIR SCHOOL IS BEING CHANGED, SCHOOL NAME IS BEING CHANGED IF IT'S NAMED AND TO REALLY HEAR FROM THEM ABOUT THEIR VOICES AND CONCERNS ABOUT IT AS WELL.

WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THAT WITH SARAH WAYLAN AND HOW WE DO THE CURRICULUM AND INVOLVE THE FAMILY SINCE THEY ARE YOUNGER AND MORE SENSITIVE, SO THEY DON'T KNOW THEIR SCHOOL NAME IS CHANGING AND THEY DON'T KNOW WHY IT WAS DONE.

AND WE'RE TALKING MORE ABOUT THAT AND THE SCHOOL BOARD IS GOING TO BE CONSIDERING IT THIS EVENING.

>> GREAT, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WE LOOK BARRED TO BEING INVOLVED IN THAT.

>> MADAM CHAIR.

>> YES, DR. HUTCHINGS.

>> SO WE WILL BE SHARING NEGLECT FRIDAY A BOARD BRIEF TO OUTLINE.

THE INITIAL PLAN THAT WE SHARED WITH THE BOARD WAS A DRAFT PLAN.

THERE HAS BEEN SOME REVISIONS WITH ACTUAL NAMES OF DIFFERENT ENGAGEMENT TIMES AND DATES, BECAUSE WE DID NOT HAVE THE DATES PRIOR.

SO, WE ARE GOING TO PROVIDE THE ACTUAL FINAL DRAFT OR THE FINAL PLAN, EXCUSE ME, FOR THE ENGAGEMENT PIECE FOR THE BOARD, AND THE COMMUNITY NEXT WEEK.

>> GREAT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

>> NEXT UP, WE'RE MOVING ON AGAIN IN THE INTEREST OF TIME WE'RE A LITTLE BEHIND TODAY.

[22. Review of Alexandria City Public Schools/Alexandria Police Department Memorandum of Understanding--15 mins.]

NEXT UP IS THE REVIEW OF THE ACPS THE ALEXANDRIA POLICE DEPARTMENT MOU AND SO BACK TO DR. HUTCHINGS.

>> SO THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR AND I'M GOING TO TURN THINGS OVER TO DR. WILKINS AND D HART AND MR. CONTRERAS TO INTRODUCE OUR TIME LINE AS WELL AS OUR PLAN TO REVISIT THE ALEXANDRIA POLICE DEPARTMENT OF MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING.

AT THIS TIME I TURN THINGS TO DR. WILKINS.

>> THANK YOU DR. HUTCHINGS, WE WILL GO TO JOHN CONTRERAS TO UP LOAD HIS PRESENTATION.

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>> YOU CAN HEAR ME.

>> THANK YOU DR. HUTCHINGS, AND THANK YOU SCHOOL BOARD.

I WANT TO START WITH ACKNOWLEDGING, ASSISTANT CHIEF JOHN HAYES AND CAPTAIN SORIANO FROM THE ALEXANDRIA POLICE DEPARTMENT WITH US TODAY.

THANK YOU, BOTH FOR BEING WITH US TODAY.

I'M GOING TO BRIEFLY GO OVER THE ACPS PROCESS TO RENEW THE ACPS ALEXANDRIA POLICE DEPARTMENT 2018MOU.

AND THEN WE WILL ADDRESS ANY QUESTIONS AT THE END.

YOU CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

YOU CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

>> WE'RE HAVING A LITTLE TROUBLE HERE.

I'M HAVING A LITTLE TROUBLE.

>> WHILE WE'RE WAITING FOR THE NEXT SLIDE, IT'S REALLY A SHORT BRIEF SO I WILL GO AHEAD AND START.

THERE -- THERE YOU GO.

SO, STATE LEGISLATION REQUIRES A REVIEW OF THE MOU WITH LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES EVERY TWO YEARS, AND THE FOLLOWING IS WHAT OUR REVIEW PROCESS WILL LOOK LIKE.

THE MOU BETWEEN ACPS AND APD, SIGN IN 2018 WILL BE REVIEWED BY A COMMITTEE.

COMMITTEE MEMBERS INCLUDE THE POLICY, AND THE BOARD INITIATIVES DIRECTOR, SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY RELATIONS STUDENT SERVICES AND EQUITY, THE OFFICES OF COMMUNICATION, SAFETY AND COMMUNITY SERVICES, THE CHIEF OF STAFF AND OF COURSE THE ALEXANDRIA POLICE DEPARTMENT.

THE COMMITTEE WILL ENSURE THAT THE MOU COMPLIES WITH THE RECENT VIRGINIA LAW CHANGES WHERE APPLICABLE.

THE COMMITTEE WILL SHARE AND PUBLICIZE THE CURRENT 2018MOU AND PROVIDE A SURVEY TO ENSURE THE GREATER ALEXANDRIA COMMUNITY HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK.

AND THAT IS, THAT IS -- THAT IS ALREADY UP ON THE SCHOOL BOARD WEBSITE.

THE RELEASE OF THE CURRENT MOU AND THE SURVEY STARTS THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD.

THE REVIEW PERIOD WILL ACTUALLY LAST THROUGH OCTOBER, OCTOBER THROUGH MAY 20TH.

IT WILL COLLECT COMMUNITY INPUT VIA THE SURVEY AND PUBLIC HEARING ON OCTOBER FIRST.

AND CONSIDER THIS FEEDBACK AND THE UPDATING OF THE MOU AND ANY FUTURE ADDENDUMS TO THE MOU.

THE UPDATED MOU WILL BE SHARED WITH THE SCHOOL BOARD PRIOR TO THE ACTUAL RENEWAL AND THE GOAL IS TO HAVE THE UPDATED MOU RENEWED AND SIGNED BY THE CHIEF OF POLICE AND THE SUPERINTENDENT BY NOVEMBER SECOND, 20 -- THAT IS THE RUN DOWN OF WHAT WE'RE GOING TO GO THROUGH A RUN DOWN AS A COMMITTEE AND IT UP TO QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME.

>> OKAY, QUESTIONS, PEOPLE, QUESTIONS? MISS LORBER?

>> YES.

THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

YOU CAN STILL HEAR ME?

>> YES, WE CAN.

>> YES.

>> OKAY, MY MAIN QUESTION IS IN READING THE 2018MOU, LIKE THE THIRD PROVISION, PARAGRAPH TALKS ABOUT AN EVALUATION THAT GETS DONE.

AND I WANTED TO KNOW, CAN WE SEE THIS -- DO THESE EVALUATIONS TAKE PLACE AS IT SAYS THEY DO, EVERY YEAR OR EVERY TWO YEARS AND IF SO ARE THEY PUBLISHED.

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW HOW DO WE GET OUR HAND ON THE EVALUATION OF THE PROGRAM THAT HAS GONE ON FOR THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS OR SO?

>> YES, THANK YOU FOR ASKING THAT.

I'VE BEEN HERE SINCE THE SIGNING OF THE 2018 MEMORANDUM, AND I DO NOT RECALL A REVIEW PERIOD THAT HAS IT.

SO, TO MY KNOWLEDGE, A REVIEW OF THE MOU HAS NOT OCCURRED UNTIL NOW.

NOW, HAVING SAID THAT, WE CAN AS A SCHOOL, AS A COMMITTEE, AS A COMMUNITY WE CAN REVIEW THIS MOU AT ANYTIME.

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WE DON'T HAVE TO WAIT A YEAR.

IT IS SPECIFICALLY STATED THAT WE CAN REVIEW THE MOU AT ANYTIME IN THE FUTURE.

>> MADAM CHAIR, CAN I DO JUST A FOLLOW-UP QUESTION?

>> SURE.

>> I DON'T UNDERSTAND, I READ AS THOUGH IT WAS A REQUIREMENT OF THE MOU THAT AN EVALUATION TAKES PLACE.

SO, IS IT NOT A REQUIREMENT OF THE MOU THAT AN EVALUATION IS CARRIED OUT? IT READS THAT IT IS A REQUIREMENT?

>> SO, YES, SO IT DOES THAT THERE IS A REQUIREMENT FOR US TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE DOING AN EVALUATION.

WHAT MR. CONTRERAS IS SAYING IS THAT DID NOT OCCUR DURING HIS PERIOD OF TIME THAT HE HAS BEEN ON WITH ACPS.

WE DO HAVE TO COMMIT TO ACPS NOT SPECIFICALLY, YOU KNOW -- EXCUSE ME, THE STATE NOT SPECIFICALLY AROUND THIS MOU, BUT WE HAVE TO SUBMIT A REPORT WITH REGARD TO SAFETY AND SECURITY AND AUDITS AND THING OF THAT NATURE THAT WE WORK WITH THE ALEXANDRIA POLICE DEPARTMENT TO DO TO MAKE SURE WE HAD DIFFERENT INFRACTIONS OR OFFENSES OR DISCIPLINARY SITUATIONS THAT MAY HAVE OCCURRED THA REQUIRED THE ALEXANDRIA POLICE DEPARTMENT TO BE A PART OF, WE HAVE TO SUBMIT THOSE TYPES OF REPORTS ANNUALLY TO THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

BUT WHAT WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO DO AS WE REVISE THIS NEXT MOU IS TO BE VERY EXPLICIT AROUND BY WHAT HE MEAN BY EVALUATION, WHAT WE MEAN IN REGARDS TO MEETING WITH THE STAFF AND APD.

WHAT WILL BE THE OUTCOME FOR SOME OF THESE SESSIONS.

WE REALLY NEED TO BE A LOT MORE SPECIFIC VERSUS GENERIC LIKE WE HAVE BEEN.

NOW THIS SPECIFIC MOU, IS, I BELIEVE A LITTLE BIT MORE OF A BUST THAN WE HAD PREVIOUSLY, AND IT'S MORE ALIGNED WITH THE ROLES AN RESPONSIBILITIES OF POLICE OFFICERS OR SCHOOL RESOURCES OFFICERS AND THE ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF ADMINISTRATION.

THAT WAS OUTLINED BETTER IN THIS CURRENT MOU, BUT AS WE GO THROUGH THIS EVALUATION, WE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO HAVE SOME DISCUSSIONS ON DO WE NEED TO BE MORE SPECIFIC IN THE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF BOTH PARTIES.

>> NEGLECTS UP, WE HAVE DR. RIEF.

>> GREAT, WELL, THANK YOU.

I THINK I JUST WANT TO MAKE A QUICK COMMENT ON MARGARET'S QUESTION, THE LEGISLATION AS I UNDERSTAND IT, ABOUT THESE AGREEMENTS BE, THEY SUGGEST USING FOLLOWING THIS MODEL MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING THAT IS APPLIED THROUGH THE VIRGINIA CENTER FOR SCHOOL AND CAMPUS SAFETY.

I SUSPECT THAT IS WHERE THE LANGUAGE THAT IS IN THIS DOCUMENT CAME FROM, BUT JUST SOUND LIKE WE HAVEN'T BEEN SORT OF FOLLOWING THROUGH ON WHAT IS IN THE MOU.

AND I GUESS, AND I KNOW THAT THERE WAS ALSO A LEGISLATIVE CHANGE THIS PAST YEAR THAT REQUIRES US TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC INPU IN THE MOU AND REQUIRES US TO PUT IT ON OUR WEBSITE.

I'M REALLY, I'M REALLY THANKFUL FOR THAT, BECAUSE I THINK IT PRESENTS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO REALLY HAVE A CONVERSATION ABOUT IT.

YOU KNOW, AS WE ALL KNOW IN THE LAST MONTHS OF THIS YEAR, THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF TALK ABOUT THE PANDEMIC OF SYSTEMIC RACISM AND THE NEED FOR POLICING REFORM AND THIS BOARD HAS PASSED A RESOLUTION CONDEMNING SYSTEMIC RACISM.

WE ADOPTED OUR STRATEGIC PLAN THAT REALLY CONVINCED US THE PURSUE OF RACIAL EQUITY AND REMOVING BARRIERS TO LEARNING.

I'M KIND OF APPROACHING THIS FROM, YOU KNOW, HOW DOES THE SRO PROGRAM FIT IN WITH OUR VALUES AND OUR GOALS AS A SCHOOL DIVISION? I APPRECIATE WHEN WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE NAME CHANGE, MISS VERGOS WAS TALKING ABOUT THE HOW NAME CHANGE FITS IN WITH OUR VALUES AND GOALS WITH OUR SCHOOL DIVISION.

BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE THE DATA OR THE EVALUATION, WE DON'T REALLY HAVE ANY EVIDENCE OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF OUR PARTICULAR SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICER PROGRAM.

I DID MY OWN RESEARCH ON JUST WHAT NATIONAL DATA IS AVAILABLE, AND IT SEEMS THAT YOU KNOW, THERE'S NOT CONCLUSIVE EVIDENCE THAT SROS REALLY MAKE SCHOOL SAFER.

THERE'S DATE THAT SUGGESTS THAT THE PRESENCE OF SRO IS ASSOCIATED WITH MORE SUSPENSIONS.

THIS IS OUR GOAL REDUCING SUSPENSIONS THAT WE, AND THE DISCIPLINE DATA IS ONE DATA POINT THAT WE HAVE THAT WE CAN LOOK AT.

I WAS LOOKING BACK AT THE LAST REPORT WE RECEIVED LAST FALL, AND AT LATIME THERE

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WAS AN INCREASE OVER THE PREVIOUS YEAR AND THE NUMBER OF DISCIPLINE REFERRALS, THERE WAS AN INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF SUSPENSIONS, BLACK MALES, HISPANIC MALES, AND STUDENTS WITH DISABILITY WERE DISPROPORTIONATEL SUSPENDED AT HIGHER RATES.

THESE ARE WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO ADDRESS.

AND THE NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF SUSPENSIONS IS DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR.

IT'S A SUBJECTIVE CATEGORY.

IT CAN BE INFLUENCED BY INTRINSIC BIAS, I WANTED TO USE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO RAISE THIS ESPECIALLY TO MY COLLEAGUES, DO WE REALL NEED SRO'S IN OUR SCHOOLS.

IT'S BEEN ELIMINATED IN OTHER SCHOOL DIVISIONS IN OTHER STATES AND WE HAVE BEEN HEARING FROM COMMUNITY MEMBERS ALSO THAT HAVE BEEN TELLING US THAT WE SHOULD END THIS PROGRAM.

WE HAVE BEEN HEARING FROM STUDENTS, OF HOW THE SRO IS CREATING AN INTIMIDATING ENVIRONMENT.

I'M NOT SURE WE HAVE A STUDENT DATA.

I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR THE STUDENT PERSPECTIVE FROM A WIDE VARIETY OF STUDENTS ABOUT THEIR PERCEPTIONS OF THE SCHOOL RESOURCES OFFICER PROGRAM.

THE LAST THING IS I KNOW THAT THE FUNDING FOR THE PROGRAM, IT DOESN'T COME OUT OF THE CPS BUDGET.

IT COMES OUT OF THE CITY BUDGET FOR -- OR THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT'S BUDGET.

I HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING THE CONVERSATION THAT OUR CITY COUNCIL MEMBERS HAVE BEEN HAVING ABOUT POLICING REFORM.

THEY HAVE ASKED THE CITY MANNINGER TO CREATE MORE -- MANAGER TO CREATE 20 CENTURY MORE MODELS OF POLICING, WHICH RELIES MORE ON MENTA HEALTH SUPPORT AND SOCIAL WORKERS AND THAT KIND OF THING WHICH IS SOMETHING WE HAVE BEEN TRYING TO DO AS A SCHOOL BOARD.

SO, I'M THINKING YOU KNOW, MAYBE THOSE RESOURCES COULD BE BETTER SPENT ON THOSE -- ON THESE KINDS OF PROGRAMS THAT THE CITY IS TRYING T DO AND WE CAN RELY ON OUR SCHOOL SECURITY OFFICERS, BECAUSE WE HAVE DOZENS OF THEM TO HANDLE SECURITY IN OUR SECONDARY SCHOOL BUILDINGS.

I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM SOME OF MY COLLEAGUES, YOU KNOW, YOUR THOUGHTS ON THAT?

>> WELL, MOST OF THEM HAVE THEIR HAND UP, SO YOU WILL BE HEARING FROM THEM, ACTUALLY.

SO, NEXT UP WE HAVE MISS THORNTON?

>> THANKS CHAIR ANDERSON, AND THANKS TO DR. RIEF FOR HER COMMENTS.

THEY VERY MUCH ARE SIMILAR TO MINE.

I THINK THE HARDEST PART ABOUT THIS IS THAT WE DON'T HAVE MUCH TO GO OFF ON AS FAR AS HOW OUR PROGRAM HAS BEEN WORKING EXACTLY BECAUSE IT SEEMS LIKE WE HAVEN'T BEEN FOLLOWING THE MOU AS INTENDED.

SO, THE GREATEST DIFFICULTY WITH THAT IS THAT WE HAVE TO KIND OF LOOK AT TRENDS.

AND NATIONALLY, DR. RIEF IS CORRECT.

THERE'S A LOT OF DISPROPORTIONATELY THAT WE'RE SEEING IN REGARDS TO DISCIPLINE WITH OUR MINORITY STUDENTS, OUR BLACK AND BROWN STUDENTS.

AND JUST LOOK AT THAT DATA IT'S LIST HEARTENING ESPECIALLY IN LIGHT OF THE CURRENT RACIAL RECKONING THAT WE ARE FACING AS A NATION.

I DO APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT WE'RE HAVING THIS CONVERSATION, AND I DO THINK THAT THIS IS DEFINITELY AN OPPORTUNITY TO KIND OF, AS PART OF OUR STRATEGIC PLAN TO LOOK AT THE MANY SYSTEMATIC ISSUES THAT WE HAVE BEEN HAVING WITH THIS DISPROPORTIONATE DISCIPLINE.

I THINK FOR ME, I DID WANT TO TAKE A STEP BACK, AND HAVE LIKE A TECHNICAL QUESTION ANSWERED IN THAT I DID NOTICE THAT THE MOU IS OFFICIALLY SIGNED VIA THE SUPERINTENDENT AND THE ALEXANDRIA POLICE DEPARTMENT.

I WAS SEEKING CLARITY ON THE BOARD'S ROLE AS FAR AS ITS ABILITY TO ACTUALLY REVISE PARTS OF THE MEMORANDUM? BECAUSE AGAIN, WE'RE NOT OFFICIAL PARTIES TO THE MOU, SO I GUESS, FOR ME I AM WONDERING, WILL WE EVENTUALLY HAVE TO HAVE A VOTE TO EITHER APPROVE OR NOT THIS MSM OU? BECAUSE I DID NOTICE ON THE POWERPOINT PRESENTATION THAT IT JUST SAYS THAT IT WILL BE SHARED WITH THE BOARD, THE REVISED MOU WILL BE SHARED WITH THE SCHOOL BOARD PRIOR TO RENEWAL.

I'M NOT SURE WHO IS THE CORRECT PERSON TO DIRECT THAT QUESTION TO, BUT I WOULD LOVE THE CLARITY ON THAT.

>> SO I CAN ANSWER A PORTION OF THAT AND MISS ABRESISI CAN ASSIST BECAUSE WE TALKED ABOUT THIS.

FIRST AND FORE MOST THE MOU, THE BOARD DOESN'T TAKE ACTION ON THE MOU.

HOWEVER, IT IS MY HOPE THAT WE RECEIVE FEEDBACK FROM THE BOARD AS WELL AS FROM THE COMMUNITY SO THAT WE CAN MAKE AN INFORMED DECISIO WITH THAT INFORMATION.

THAT IS REALLY WHAT THIS PROCESS IS ABOUT, THIS KIND OF HEARING, WHAT THE BOARD'S

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PERSPECTIVES ARE, WHAT OUR STUDENT PERSPECTIVES ARE, WE ARE ALSO IN CONTACT WITH THE ALEXANDRIA POLICE DEPARTMENT AS WELL AND THE COMMUNITY AND THAT IS GOING TO REALLY HELP US TO DRIVE ANY REVISIONS THAT NEED TO BE MADE TO THE MOU.

I ALSO JUST WANT TO MAKE ONE CLEAR POINT, AND FIRST OFF MISS DID YOU WANT TO ADD TO THAT.

>> NO, I WAS JUST GOING TO CONCUR WITH YOU.

I WAS ESSENTIALLY GOING TO RESPOND TO THE QUESTION ABOUT THE LEGAL REQUIREMENT.

IT IS NOT A LEGAL REQUIREMENT FOR THE BOARD TO VOTE ON THE MOU.

IT'S TRADITIONALLY BEEN SIGNED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT AND THE CHIEF OF POLICE.

THE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS ARE FOR THE SCHOOL DIVISION TO CONS PUKOUSLY POST THE MOU ON THE WEBSITE TO ANNOUNCE THE TO THE PUBLIC THE REVIE PERIOD, TO REVIEW THE MOU AT LEAST EVERY TWO YEARS AND TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR PUBLIC INPUT AND PUBLIC COMMENT DURING THAT REVIEW PERIOD.

>> AT ONE POINT I WANTED TO ADD, THANK YOU.

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DON'T ASSOCIATE THE SROS WITH DISCIPLINE, BECAUSE THOSE ARE TWO DIFFERENT TOPICS.

I DON'T WANT US TO START TO CONFUSE THE COMMUNITY AND GET THEM TO THINK THAT POLICE OFFICERS HAVE AN IMPACT ON OUR SUSPENSIONS, THAT IS NOT THE CASE, THIS MOU WAS TO PREVENT THINGS LIKE THAT.

OTHER SCHOOLS DO HAVE SITUATIONS LIKE THAT.

BUT OUR MOU WAS SPECIFICALLY PUT IN PLACE TO DEFINE THE ROLES OF SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS AND THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION SO THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE ANY AUTHORITY WITH REGARDS TO DETENTION, SUSPENSION, OR ANYTHING OF THAT NATURE.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE THAT CLEAR AND THAT DATA WE HAVE WITH REGARD TO DISCIPLINE IS VERY CONCERNING, BUT THAT IS AN ISSUE THAT WE NEED TO TALK WITH OUR STAFF.

IT'S NOT A POLICE ISSUE, THAT IS SOMETHING WE NEED TO DEAL WITH IN-HOUSE, WHAT OUR CULTURE IS WITHIN OUR SCHOOLS, WHY WE'RE SENDING STUDENTS OUT, AND HOW WE'RE SENDING STUDENTS OUTS AND THAT IS SOMETHING WE WIL HAVE TO WORK WITH SAPD EMPLOYEES.

I WANTED TO MAKE THAT DISTINCTION SO THAT WE CAN UNDERSTANDING, POLICING DOESN'T -- WE HAVE POLICIES, AND I'M GLAD WE'RE DOING THE EQUITY POLICIES THAT ARE CAUSING THE RESULTS THAT WE'RE SEEING WITH THAT DISCIPLINE COMPONENT.

>> OKAY, MISS ALDERTON.

>> YES, ACTUALLY, IT'S FUNNY, I'M COMING IN ON THE HEELS OF DR. HUTCHINGS, BECAUSE THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT I WANTED TO SAY.

I THINK IN ALL OF THIS CONSIDERATION AND THINGS THAT YOU KNOW, I'M GLAD WE ARE FOCUSING ON COMMUNITY INPUT AROUND THIS ISSUE.

YOU KNOW, SURVEYING, ALL OF THESE THINGS ARE VERY IMPORTANT.

I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT, HOWEVER TO BE CLEAR ON THE DISCIPLINE ISSUES, THE DISPROPORTIONATELY ISSUES FOR ACPS, I WILL SAY ARE NOT RELATED TO THE SROS.

YOU KNOW, I THINK -- I DON'T WANT THE COMMUNITY TO ASSUME THAT GETTING RID OF SROS OR YOU KNOW, CHANGING THINGS WITH SROS IS GOING TO CHANGE THAT PARTICULAR ISSUE.

THAT IS AN ISSUE THAT WE HAVE TO DEAL WITH AS A DIVISION THAT YOU KNOW, KIDS ARE BEING PUT OUT OF CLASS BY TEACHERS NOT SROS, AND SO WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ADDRESS THAT SIMULTANEOUSLY IN ORDER TO DEAL WITH THOSE ISSUES.

I ALSO JUST WOULD URGE THE DISCUSSION TO REMEMBER THE RELATIVELY MATTERS.

I GO INTO D.C.

SCHOOLS QUITE A BIT.

I GO INTO SOME SCHOOLS WHERE THERE ACTUAL METAL DETECTORS, AND POLICE OFFICERS ARE STANDING AT THE FRONT, YOU KNOW, MAKING SUR KIDS AREN'T BRINGING IN WEAPONS, THAT IS NOT THE ENVIRONMENT THAT WE HAVE IN ACPS.

SO, I THINK, AGAIN, RELATIVITY MATTERS AND JUST BEING CLEAR ON WHAT OUR CULTURE IS AT ACPS AND NOT CONNECTING THAT TO CULTURES AND DIVISIONS OUTSIDE OF OURS, BECAUSE CULTURE DOES MATTER.

SO, I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY THAT POINT AS WELL, IF WE'RE GOING TO ADDRESS SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT I THINK WE'RE CONCERNED ABOUT IS WE ADDRESS THE ISSUES WITH SROS, THEN A LOT OF THAT ALSO MEANS ADDRESSING STAFF BEHAVIOR TO CHANGE WHAT IT

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IS WE'RE TRYING TO CHANGE.

>> MISS NOLAN?

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH CHAIR ANDERSON.

I'M REAL EXCITED FOLLOWING ON THE HEELS OF BOARD MEMBER ALDERTON AND DR. HUTCHINGS BECAUSE I HAVE SIMILAR COMMENTS.

I WANTED TO MAKE CONTENT AND NEIGHBORING THREE POINTS.

I WANT TO THANK OUR TWO GUESTS, ASSISTANT CHIEF DON HAYES AND SORIANO, THANK YOU FOR TAKING TIME OUT OF YOUR BUSINESS ISCHEDULE TO JOI US COMMUNITY AND THANK YOU.

SO, I WANTED TO GIVE CONTENT.

I HAVE EXTRAORDINARY AMOUNT OF INTERACTIONS WITH THE SHERIFF DEPARTMENT AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IN THE LAST PARTICULARLY DECADE.

NUMBER ONE I RAN A NON-PROFIT HERE IN ALEXANDRIA, AS A SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER I HAVE HAD SEVERAL DEALINGS, INCLUDING ONE OF MY MOST ENJOYABLE, IS PARTICIPATING IN THE GANG TASK FORCE, AS A MOM, VOLUNTEER, I'M SURE MANY OF US HAVE BEEN.

I'VE BEEN ON A JURY WHICH WAS A SERIOUS CASE THAT I GOT TONS OF FEEDBACK AND INTERACTION WITH POLICE OFFICERS WHO WERE WITNESSES.

SO, JUST IN THE LAST DECADE OR SO, I HAVE SAID NUMEROUS TIMES TO SO MANY PEOPLE HOW I ACTUALLY THINK OUR POLICE DEPARTMENT IS ONE OF TH BEST PARTS OF ALEXANDRIA.

IN FACT, IF ANYONE, I'M SURE A LOT OF FOLKS ON SCREEN ARE FAMILIAR POLICING GETS DONE, AND I THINK PEOPLE SHOULD BE ACROSS THE NATION COMING TO ALEXANDRIA ON CLIPBOARDS KIND OF TAKING NOTICE ON HOW IN ALEXANDRIA WE DO IT DIFFERENTLY.

FOR EXAMPLE, A FEW THINGS I WANTED TO MAKE, THREE POINTS I WANTED TO MAKE.

NUMBER ONE, APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT BOARD MEMBER ALDERTON AND DR. HUTCHINGS BROUGHT IT UP THAT ALEXANDRIA ALONE AND ACPS CAN CAUSAL SUSPENSIONS ARE NOT RELATED TO SRS ON.

SIMILAR TO DR. ALDERTON MY CAREER IS BALTIMORE, AND D.C. PUBLIC SCHOOLS, AND I HAVE A DABBLING OF CHICAGO PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND THAT A DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENT.

OFTENTIMES WHEN THE NATIONAL DISCUSSIONS ARE OF SROS THEY ARE DISCUSSIONS LIKE THAT, NOT WHAT WE HAVE IN ALEXANDRIA.

WE WANT TO UNDERSTAND THE CAUSAL RELATIONSHIP THAT DOES NOT EXIST HERE AT CPS AND THE POIN OF RELATIVITY AND THANK YOU, BOARD MEMBE ANDERSON.

AND THE POLICING -- I WANT TO GIVE A FEW EXAMPLES ON MY THIRD AND FINAL POINT WHAT DO I MEAN BY COMMUNITY POLICING? NUMBER ONE WHEN THE COVID CRISIS HIT, OUR SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT AND THOSE THAT WORK FOR THAT DEPARTMENT WERE OUR NUMBER ONE FORCE OF VOLUNTEERS IN THE BEGINNING WITH OUR FOOD DISTRIBUTION.

SO, THAT IS AN EXAMPLE OF WHERE ACS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT COMES TOGETHER FOR THE POSITIVE GOOD OF OUR COMMUNITY OF THE NUMBER TWO, IS THAT OFTENTIMES I'M SURE MANY OF US HAVE SEEN POLICE OFFICERS BEING READING PARTNERS, MENTORS, BUDDIES WITHIN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, I'VE BEEN IN A NUMBER OF VOLUNTEER SITUATIONS ALONGSIDE POLICE OFFICERS THAT ARE REALLY MOTIVATING AND ALLOWING YOUNG PEOPLE TO SEE THAT LAW ENFORCEMENT IS POSITIVE AND IS THERE FOR THEM WHICH IS ONE OF THE BIGGEST REASONS FOR SROS WITHIN SCHOOL SYSTEMS. THE OTHER THING I WANT T MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE ARE AWARE IS OUR SRO AS THE SCHOOL TEA LIAISON, WHEN I WAS WALKING THE HALLS, AS A MOM OF A SENIOR WHO WAS GRADUATED FROM TC.

THEY ARE ALWAYS HIGH-FIVING SOMEONE.

THEY ARE JOKING WITH SOMEONE.

PEOPLE ARE COMING UP AND APPROACHING THEM.

I RECENTLY SPOKE WITH AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN MAN WHO LIVES HERE AND WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE POLICING FORCE, AND EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY KNOWS THAT THE SRO EASY AND THE POLICING ARE AWARE OF THE GOOD THEY DO.

AND THEY STARTED IN SCHOOL SOCCER CLUB FOR IMMIGRANT STUDENTS.

OFTENTIMES THAT OUTDOOR CLUB IS THE ONLY OUTDOOR ACTIVITY AND CLUB THEY'RE A PART.

AND THE POLICE ARE THE ONES WHO SELL CHRISTMAS TREES AT AMTRAK SO OUR LOW-INCOME STUDENTS HAVE GOTTEN TO GO TO THE SLEEP WAY CAMP.

THE MOTHERS HAVE SHARED TO ME IT'S ONLY TIME TYPICALLY THAT THEIR STUDENTS HAVE GOTTEN TO GO ON OUTSIDE OF THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA AND CAMPING AND THAT KIND OF THINK.

I KNOW A POLICE OFFICER WHO GOES TO 7-ELEVEN AND PURCHASES A NUMBER OF GIFT CARDS FOR SLURPEES AND LETS STUDENTS KNOW THAT FOR EVERY NUMBER OF BOOKS THEY READ, THEY'RE GOING TO GET A FREE SLURPY.

HE HIMSELF IS HANDING BOOKS.

I'VE HAD A NUMBER OF EXAMPLES OF THAT I'VE BEEN A PARTNER OF.

WE ARE NOT JUST LOOKING AT THE NATION AND THERE'S A LOT OF COMMUNITIES THAT NEED TO

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REVISIT THIS AND THEY ARE ENSURING THIS IS SAFET ISSUE.

WE ARE FORTUNATE AND THANKS TO THE LEADERSHIP OF SHERIFF LONGHORN AND CHIEF BROWN THAT WE DON'T HAVE THE SITUATION OF SO MANY OTHE COMMUNITIES.

I'M SURE THAT WE NOT ALLOWING POLITICAL WINGS THAT ATTIC AWAY RESOURCES FROM OUR YOUNG PEOPLE.

THAT IS WHERE I FEEL THE SROS FOCUS ON.

I JUST WANTED TO SHARE, BEFORE WE CONTINUE WITH THE CONVERSATION.

I THANK YOU AND I APOLOGIZE THAT TOOK LONGER THAN I WAS HOPING FOR.

>> THANK YOU, MISS NOLAN.

>> MR. SUAREZ.

>> THANK YOU TO MY COLLEAGUES AND I APPRECIATE THE ROBUST DISCUSSION.

I HAVE TO SAY CANDIDLY.

I AGREE WITH THE ASPECTS OF WHAT EVERYONE HAS SAID.

I WILL SAY ON THE FRONT END, THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT ISSUE NATIONALLY.

IT'S A SIGNIFICANT ISSUE LOCALLY, BECAUSE YOU KNOW, THERE'S A NATIONAL RECKONING AROUND RACE IN THIS COUNTRY, A NATIONAL RECKONING AROUND POLICING.

AND I HAVE TO SAY I HAVE HEARD FROM A LOT OF STUDENTS WHO ARE SERIOUSLY CONCERNED ABOUT THE PRESENCE OF OFFICERS IN OUR BUILDINGS.

AND LOOK, I COME FROM A FAMILY WHERE MY OWN PARENT WAS A POLICE OFFICER.

I RESPECT POLICE, I RESPECT WHAT THE POLICE ARE DOING.

I TOTALLY HEAR WHAT WE'RE SAYING IN TERMS OF THE ALL THE GOOD THINGS THE POLICE ARE DOING IN OUR SCHOOLS AND I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT.

WITH THAT BEING SAID, I WANT TO BE VERY CANDID AND BLUNT AND RECOGNIZE THAT SOMETHING THAT DR. HUTCHINGS SAID, WHICH IS, YES THIS MOU WAS BETTER THAN THE LAST ONE IN THAT IT'S A LITTLE MORE SPECIFIC BUT IT'S STILL REALLY VAGUE.

IT STILL HAS A LOT OF LANGUAGE THAT IS REALLY TROUBLING.

AS AN EXAMPLE, YOU KNOW, UNDER THE INVESTIGATION SECTION, SROS HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO QUESTION STUDENTS AND GAIN INFORMATION OF CRIMINAL ACTIVITY, AND THEY ARE TO TAKE, WITHOUT AN AUTHORIZATION OF THE SCHOOL ORGANIZATION, AND CONTACTING PATIENTS.

LANGUAGE LIKE THAT IS GIVING EXTREMELY BROAD LATITUDE TO THE SROS AND I'M SURE MANY OF THEM ARE GOOD AND DOING A LOT OF GREAT THINGS.

I THINK THIS REVIEW HAS TO BE TAKEN VERY, VERY SERIOUSLY AND WE HAVE TO REALLY LOOK AT THE LANGUAGE IN THIS AND GET DOWN INTO THE WEEDS OF WHAT -- TO THE EXTENT WE KEEP THIS AGREEMENT, OF WHAT WE REALLY WANT OUR OFFICERS ROLE TO BE, AND BE CRYSTAL CLEAR IN ALIGN WITH OUR POLICIES.

WE HAVE ADOPTED A STRATEGIC LENS ARE RACIAL EQUITY IS THE LENS FOR EVERYTHING WE DO.

TO MISS THORNTON'S POINT, LIKE WE DON'T REALLY HAVE CLEAR DATA ON THIS.

I HAVE HEARD A LOT OF ANTIDOTES THEY ARE NOT THE CAUSE OF OUR DISPROPORTIONATELY.

BUT WE DON'T HAVE DATA THAT SAYS THAT ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.

I THINK WE HAVE TO BE HONEST WITH OURSELVES, WHAT IS THE INFORMATION WE HAVE? AND HOW ARE WE GOING TO BE ABLE TO USE THAT TO MAKE AN EFFECTIVE DECISION.

TO THE EXTENT WE ARE ALVALUATING THAT A -- WE ARE EVALUATING THIS AGREEMENT.

WHAT IS THE DATA THAT WE NEED TO ASSESS THE ROLES OF SROS IN THIS AGREEMENT GOING FORWARD AND WHAT IS THE DATA TO MAKE SURE THAT RESTORATIVE PRACTICES WHICH IS DISCUSSED IN THIS AGREEMENT IS AT HEART OF WHAT WE DO.

TO DR. RIEF'S POINT, THERE ARE SCHOOL BOARDS THAT ARE HAVING THESE CONVERSATIONS, ARE WE GOING TO ELIMINATE POLICE FROM OUR SCHOOLS S THAT WE CAN USE THAT MONEY FOR RESTORATIVE PRACTICES FOR SOME OF THESE OTHER THINGS THAT WE CARE ABOUT SO MUCH.

AND I WILL SAY, VERY CANDIDLY, THAT WE, I STRUGGLE EVERY BUDGET CYCLE WHEN WE'RE TALKING, WHEN WE WANT TO ADD MORE RESOURCES FOR RESTORATIVE PRACTICES OR DO MORE TO AFFIRMATIVELY PROMOTE SOME OF THOSE THINGS IN OUR SCHOOLS AND WE'RE PENNY PINCHING THERE.

I JUST -- I WANT TO HAVE AN INTERESTING OF HOW MUCH THE CITY, BECAUSE I KNOW WE'RE NOT SPENDING MONEY ON THE POLICE, BUT HOW MUCH THE CITY IS SPENDING ON ON OUR SROS, IF WE WERE TO APPORTION THAT MONEY, DIFFERENTLY, WHAT WOULD THAT LOOK LIKE? WHAT COULD WE BE DOING TO PROMOTE THE PBIS AND THE POSITIVE PRACTICES? THE REALITY IS THAT WE HAVE HAD THE PROGRAM AND THERE STILL A LOT OF DISCIPLINARY DISPROPORTIONATELY THAT IS HAPPENING IN OUR SCHOOLS.

I'M NOT SAYING IT'S THE CAUSE BECAUSE WE DON'T HAVE THE DATA.

BECAUSE I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE GO THROUGH REVIEW PROCESS WITH FIDELITY AND SCRUTINIZE EVERY SINGLE WORD IN THIS DOCUMENT AND MAKE SURE IT'S HUING VERY NECESSARILY TO CIRCUMSCRIBE THE ROLES, SO WE KNOW WHETHER THE SROS ARE THE

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PROBLEM, WHETHER THE TEACHERS ARE THE PROBLEM, WHETHER THERE'S OTHER ELEMENTS OF THE SCHOOL ARE THE PROBLEM AS POLICIES THIS BOARD IS PURSUING.

WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHERE THE PROBLEMS ARE SO WE CAN ADDRESS THEM.

I WANT TO VALIDATE EVERYTHING MY COLLEAGUES HAVE SAID, BECAUSE AGREE ON ALL OF YOUR POINTS AT SOME LEVEL.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE THIS PROIS DONE WITH FIDELITY.

THAT GETS ME TO THE LAST POINT THE QUESTION OF THE BOARD'S ROLE HERE.

I UNDERSTAND THAT AS A LEGAL PROCESS STANDPOINT THAT WE ARE NOT GOING TO PLAY THE ROLE OF MICROMANAGING AND TWEAKING WORDS OF THIS AGREEMENT WHICH IS WHY I'M EMPHASIZING, I HOPE WE TAKE A CLOSE LOOK AT THIS AND DO THIS.

AS I READ THE AGREEMENT, YOU KNOW, THE BOARD ALWAYS DOES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO TAKE ACTION TO RESCIND THE AGREEMENT WITH 45 DAY NOTICE.

AND I'M NOT SAYING THIS A THREAT AT ALL, BECAUSE I, AGAIN I HAVE POLICE IN MY FAMILY.

I RESPECT POLICE, BUT THIS IS A REALLY IMPORTANT CONVERSATION RIGHT NOW AND I THINK THAT WE HAVE TO TAKE THIS RESPONSIBILITY IN A VERY SOLEMN WAY AND A VERY SERIOUS WAY, AND I HOPE THAT WE CAN ALL COME TOGETHER, THE POLICE DEPARTMENT, THE SCHOOL AND EVERYONE, AND REALLY THINK CRITICALLY ABOUT WHAT IS THE PROPER ROLE OF EVERYONE.

AGAIN THROUGH THE LENS O RACIAL EQUITY.

THROUGH THE LENS OF THE STRATEGIC PLAN AND WHAT IS THE DATA THAT WE'RE GOING TO NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE, YOU KNOW, WE'RE ABLE TO EXAMINE THE ROOT CAUSES OF SOME OF THESE ISSUES.

>> NEXT UP, I HAVE MISS GREENE.

>> THANK YOU, CHAIR ANDERSON.

I HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS, BUT I WILL TRY TO LIMIT MYSELF HERE.

MY FIRST QUESTION IS TO MR. CONTRERAS, OR WHOEVER WANTS TO ANSWER, AS FAR AS THE AUTHORITY OF THE SROS IN OUR SCHOOLS, IS THERE ANY TRAINING THAT TAKES PLACE FOR OUR TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS AROUND THAT?

>> IS THE QUESTION, IS THERE TRAINING FOR TEACHERS AND WHO ELSE?

>> AND ADMINISTRATORS IN OUR SCHOOLS?

>> UH-HUH.

>> OKAY.

>> THERE'S REQUIRED TRAINING FOR SROS AND THAT CLASS, THAT 4 1/2 DAY COURSE IS AVAILABLE FOR ADMINISTRATORS.

NOW I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY WE HAVE SENT OVER THE YEARS, BUT IT'S ACTUALLY NOT REQUIRED FOR ADMINISTRATORS, BUT IT IS GOING TO BE FOR SROS.

FOR TEACHERS AND EVERYONE ELSE, THAT IS WITHIN THE SCHOOL BUILDING WHERE THAT SRO IS PRESENT THAT -- WE HAVE LEFT IT UP TO THE ADMINISTRATORS TO MAKE SURE AND ENSURE THAT EACH OF THEM IS AWARE OF WHAT IS GOING ON AND HOW THE MOU WORKS AND HOW THE STUDENT SUPPORT TEAM INTERACTS WITH THEM.

BUT WE CAN CERTAINLY OUTLINE IN DETAIL THAT A LITTLE BIT BETTER ON THE NEXT VERSION OF THE MOU.

>> GO AHEAD DR. CRAWFORD.

>> I WAS GOING TO SAY THAT, YES, MISS GREENE.

WE GO IN OUR ADMINISTRATIVE MEETINGS, WE HAVE GONE THROUGH RESPONSIBILITIES WITH THE ADMINISTRATORS IN PREVIOUS YEARS SO THAT IT IS CLEAR.

I WILL TELL YOU HAVING BEEN INVOLVED IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS, IT WAS A MAJOR PUSH TO OUTLINE THE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

IT IS NOT A POLICE OFFICER'S JOB TO TELL A STUDENT TO TAKE THEIR HAT OFF TO ADDRESS THE DISRESPECT OR SOMETHING THAT IS HAPPENING IN THE CLASSROOM THAT DR. RIEF MENTIONED.

THAT IS NOT A POLICE ISSUE.

THAT WAS EMPHASIZED AND EXPLAINED AND AGREED TO WHEN WE MET WITH OUR SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE OUR POLICE OFFICERS IN THE BUILDINGS, AND THAT THEY'RE BEING UTILIZED PROPERLY.

THEY ARE POLICE OFFICERS AS SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS AND WE AS A PART OF RESTORATIVE PRACTICES WANT TO EMBRACE THE POSITIVE RELATIONSHIP BUILDING WITH THAT AUTHORITY IN -- WITH TA AUTHORITY IN THE BUILDING.

YES, PART OF HOW WE DO THAT IS COMBINATION WITH A PLRD, AND OUR SECONDARY SROS ARE AND THE SECONDARY PRINCIPALS HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THAT DISCUSSION.

AND I WILL TELL YOU, I CAN TELL YOU FROM PERSONAL EXPERIENCE, WHEN WE HAVE A REPORT OR SOMEONE SAYING THAT THIS IS HOW THE SRO WAS UTILIZED WE FOLLOW-UP WITH THAT ADMINISTRATOR, SAYING THIS IS WHAT WE WOULD EXPECT MOVING FORWARD.

IT'S NOT THE ROLE OF A POLICE OFFICER TO BE ENGAGED SOMETHING THAT IS IN FACT A SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR'S RESPONSIBILITY.

IT'S DISCIPLINE, WHICH DR. HUTCHINGS MENTIONED, THAT IS OUR JOB.

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WE HAVE TO OWN THOSE NUMBERS AND WE HAVE TO CHANGE THOSE NUMBERS.

IF YOU REMOVE TWO POLICE OFFICERS FROM TC WILLIAMS AND SAYING THAT SRO EASY DON'T BELONG THAT.

THAT IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE OUR DISCIPLINE NUMBER RIGHT WAY.

IT'S JUST NOT.

WE NEED TO DO THE EQUITY WORK, THE RACIAL EQUITY THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT WITH THE STRATEGIC PLAN TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN HOW WE HAVE A PRACTICE OF RESTORATIVE PRACTICES AND A POSITIVE SAFE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT IN THE BUILDING AND THOSE DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS START IN THE CLASSROOM WITH OUR OWN STAFF MEMBERS.

SO, YES, AND THE LONG ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION OF ARE THE SECONDARY ADMINISTRATORS AWARE OF THE MOU AND THE SECONDARY ROLES AND THEY.

>> THANK YOU.

ASK I FOLLOW-UP CHAIR ANDERSON.

>> YES, AND DOES SOMEBODY ELSE WANT TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THAT.

>> YES, MADAM CHAIR.

THIS IS CHIEF, AND WE WANT OFFICERS FROM THE ADMINISTRATIVE POINT THAT IS NOT THEIR ROLE.

IF WE HAD HEARD OF THAT, WE WOULD HAVE ADDRESSED AND I HAVE NOT HEARD OF THAT HAPPENING IN ANY OF THE SCHOOLS.

>> I WAS GOING TO ASK THAT, SO THANK YOU, CHIEF HAYES.

>> I WAS GOING TO ASK ABOUT THE APD REVIEW COMMITTEE WHO WILL BE INVOLVED WITH THAT COMMITTEE AND HOW ACTIVE WILL THEY BE?

>> SO MR. CONTRERAS, I KNOW YOU MENTIONED IT EARLIER, YOU WANT TO HE GO THROUGH THE SPECIFIC, PEOPLE, TITLES NEXT TO THE PEOPLE BUT TITLES OF PEOPLE.

>> SO WE ARE THE CHIEF OF STAFF.

WE HAVE SAFETY AND SECURITY SERVICES WHICH IS MYSELF.

WE HAVE CAPTAIN SORIANO, LIEUTENANT MAY, ACTUALLY, THEY'RE VERY DIFFICULT.

I'M GOING TO GO WITH NAMES.

JENNIFER IS INVOLVED MISS ABURZASI, DR. HAYES IS INVOLVED.

DR. CRAWFORD IS INVOLVED.

LET'S SEE, I DON'T WANT T MISS ANYONE, BECAUSE MOST OF THEM ARE ON THIS CALL HERE.

RECENTLY WE INVOLVED THE PRINCIPALS THEMSELVES.

I HAVE ACTUALLY MESSAGED THEM MYSELF TO INCLUDE THEM IN THIS, BECAUSE I NEED TO HEAR FROM THE SCHOOLS THEMSELVES.

THEY ARE A RESOURCE TO ME.

I'M A RESOURCE TO THEM.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE I CAPTURE WHAT THEIR CONCERNS ARE.

THAT IS BASICALLY IN A NUTSHELL EVERYONE INVOLVED IN THIS REVIEW PROCESS.

>> I JUST SAW SOMEONE AND WANTED TO ADD THAT KIRK HOFFMAN AND ALLEN LLOYD HAVE BEEN ADDED ALSO, AND HELEN HAS BEEN HELPING US WITH A LOT OF MASSAGING.

>> YES, I APOLOGIZE, I KNEW I WOULD FORGET SOMEBODY.

>> I WANTED TO MENTION, MADAM CHAIR AND ALSO TO MISS GREENE THAT THE COMMITTEE, IT'S NOT AN OFFICIAL COMMITTEE.

SO, IT'S NOT I A COMMITTEE THAT HAS BEEN APPOINTED.

I MEAN THAT IS NOT REALLY THE SET UP, IT'S A COMMITTEE THAT IS SUPPOSED TO PUSH OUR

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THINKING AND TO EVEN WITH SOME OF THESE QUESTIONS THAT ARE BEING ASKED OF THE BOARD AS WELL AS SOME OF THE COMMENTS THAT ARE GOING TO COME FROM THE PUBLIC COMMENTS AND HOW WE TAKE THAT AND MAKE SURE THA WE'RE USING, YOU KNOW ALL OF THESE DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES TO MAKE THE NECESSARY REVISIONS TO AN MSM OU.

SO, THE GOAL IS TO REALLY HAVE A GROUP OF INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE WORKING TO KIND OF LIKE DISSECT THE FEEDBACK, AND TO MAKE THE RECOMMENDATIONS IN REGARDS TO REVISIONS THAT NEED TO HAPPEN WITH THE MOU.

>> THANK YOU, DR. HUTCHINGS.

>> MISS GREENE DOES THAT COVER YOUR QUESTIONS?

>> I HAD ONE MORE.

BUT I CAN WAIT TILL LATER.

>> OKAY.

ALSO WE CAN -- I KNOW I SENT SOME COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS IN, SO WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF TIME BECAUSE IT'S NOT UNTIL OCTOBER FIRST WHEN WE HEAR EVEN THE PUBLIC HEARING.

SO, THERE'S SOME TIME SO PEOPLE CAN CONTINUE TO SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS.

BUT IF YOU DON'T MIND, I WILL GO ON TO MISS SANCHEZ VIAFARA TO SPEAK.

>> YOU'RE ALMOST THERE.

IT'S VIAFARA.

>> OH, I KNOW, VIAFARA, SORRY, SOMETIMES I DON'T SPEAK VERY WELL.

MISS SANCHEZ-VIAFARA.

>> I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT I THINK WITH THIS PROCESS IT'S VERY CRITICAL OF US TO MODIFY THE A LANGUAGE IN THE AGREEMENT AND TO BE CLEAR OF THE PURPOSE OF SROS WITHIN ACPS, BECAUSE SPEAKING WITH A LOT OF STUDENTS ON THE SECONDARY LEVEL.

THEY'RE NOT REALLY SURE OF WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF SROS AND I FEEL WITH WHAT HAS BEEN TRANSPIRING IN THE PAST COUPLE OF MONTHS, THE YOUTH ARE QUESTIONING THE PURPOSE AND THE ROLE AND HOW OFFICERS USE THEIR AUTHORITY WHEN SPEAKING, DEALING WITH SITUATIONS OR ALTER INDICATIONS, I WANTED IT'S ESSENTIAL THAT WE FOCUS ON THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PART AND THE SURVEY WILL GET INPUT THAT WE NEED TO MODIFY THE LANGUAGE AND ENSURING THAT WITH THE AGREEMENT W ALIGN IT WITH THE EQUITY PLAN, AND OUR GOAL AS THE SCHOOL DIVISION OF REALLY UTILIZING RETOR TIVE PRACTICES AND HAVING THE CONVERSATIONS WITH STUDENTS, BEFORE HAVING -- HEADING INTO ANOTHER STEP OR LEADING THE PARTICIPATION FOR OFFICERS IN THE CONVERSATION.

SO, I JUST REALLY WANTED TO SAY IT'S REALLY CRITICAL TO MODIFY THAT LANGUAGE IN THE AGREEMENT AND BE CLEAR OF WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF SROS, BECAUSE MANY PEOPLE HAVE A MISUNDERSTANDING AND DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT THEY'RE DOING AT OUR SCHOOL.

>> THANK YOU MISS SANCHEZ VIAFARA.

AND ACTUALLY, I KNOW -- MR. CONTRERAS, YOU WANTED TO RESPOND TO THAT.

>> NO.

I WANTED TO GO LAST.

>> SO YOU'RE PLANNING AHEAD.

>> I SEE THAT THERE'S ANOTHER HAND UP, AND I WANTED TO HAVE A CHANCE.

IT WORKS WELL AFTER MISSANCHEZ VIAFARA.

THAT IS ONE OF THE COMMENTS, WHAT IS IS IT TRYING TO SOLVE.

I THINK IT NEEDS TO BE CLEAR.

THE OTHER THING IS WHEN I GOT A CHANCE TO MEET WITH CHIEF BROWN AS PART OF THE ORIENTATION FOR NEW BOARD MEMBERS LAST YEAR, I WAS SO IMPRESSED WITH THE MIND-SET OF HAVING, YOU KNOW, WE'RE TRYING TO KEEP EVERYONE, REALLY HAVE TO JUSTIFY WHY SOMEONE DOESN'T RECEIVE AN ALTERNATE PROGRAM.

I THINK D SO I THINK THE -- SO I THINK THE INTENTIONS ARE GREAT.

I FEEL LIKE IT'S A LACK OF CLARITY, AND A LACK OF FOLLOW-UP, AND MAYBE A LACK OF TRAINING, BECAUSE I WORRY, YOU KNOW, I MET WITH SOME STUDENTS OVER THE SUMMER TOO, AND THERE WERE CONCERNING THINGS THAT HEARD.

SO, I THINK THERE'S A LOT OF WORK THAT IF THIS IS GOING TO WORK, A LOT OF WORK NODE TO BE DONE TO TRAIN TEACHERS AS NOT JUST ADMINISTRATORS.

I THINK ALSO, THIS MAY BE A BETTER MOU THAN THE ONES BEFORE BE BUT I THINK THERE MIGHT BE SOME PRACTICES, SOME BEHAVIORS THAT ARE HAPPENING THAT ARE NOT CONSISTENT WITH THE CURRENT MOU OR THE SPIRIT OF TH WHOLE THING, AND THAT DOESN'T NECESSARILY MEAN THE WHOLE THING IS BAD.

IT JUST MEANS LIKE THE IMPLEMENTATION IS HAVING AN ISSUE.

SO, THAT IS -- I WANT TO KEEP MY THOUGHTS, YOU KNOW, MY COMMENTS BRIEF.

I WILL SEND MORE AS I THINK OF THEM BUT I ALREADY SENT SOME.

NOW I WILL GO TO MISS ALDERTON WHO HAS SOMETHING TO SAY.

>> THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR, I ACTUALLY FORGOT A QUESTION THAT I HAD.

BEFORE I ASK THAT QUESTION, MR. SUAREZ MADE A COMMENT ABOUT DATA AND WE DON'T HAVE THE DATA TO SAY YOU KNOW, WHETHER THE SROS ARE IN ISSUE IN REGARD TO DISCIPLINE OR NOT.

I HAVE TO SAY, AND THAT IS WHY WE HAVE TO BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT HOW WE HAVE THIS CONVERSATION IN THAT WE HAVE IT WITH RIGHT MIND-SET, BECAUSE YEAH, WE WANT DATA.

I THINK THAT IS WHERE THE SURVEYS AND THE COMMUNITY INPUT WILL COME IN, BUT WE ALSO AT THIS POINT, I BELIEVE AS A SCHOOL BOARD SHOULD UNDERSTAND THAT SROS ARE NOT WRITING REFERRALS.

OKAY.

SROS ARE NOT SUSPENDING KIDS.

SO, WE'RE NOT GOING TO, YOU KNOW, SEE A CORRELATION, WITH THAT KIND OF DATA TO SUSPENSIONS.

YOU KNOW, I'M JUST, AGAIN, I THINK WE GOT TO BE REALLY CLEAR, AND CAREFUL ABOUT HOW WE HAVE THIS DISCUSSION AND NOT MAKE IT VERY PURPOSEFUL, WHICH I THINK IS WHAT MISS VIAFARA JUST SHARED.

MY QUESTION IS IN REGARD, BECAUSE I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS I'M MOST CONCERNED ABOUT IS THE INPUT FROM STAFF, AND THE STUDENTS.

SO, BECAUSE, RAIL LOO WANT TO GAGE, I'VE ALSO TALKED TO A COUPLE OF STUDENTS AS WELL.

I REALLY WOULD LIKE A BROADER PICTURE TO REALLY GET AT, YOU KNOW, HOW THE

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STUDENTS ARE INTERACTING WITH THE SROS, HOW HAD HE ARE PERCEIVING THE SROS AND THE TEACHERS WHO ARE WORKING IN THOSE BUILDINGS.

AS SOMEONE WHO WORKED IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOLS AND THE MIDDLE SCHOOLS HAVE SROS, THE RELATIONSHIP THAT THE STAFF HAD WITH OUR SRO WAS YOU KNOW, AWESOME.

OUR SRO WAS A COLLEAGUE.

SO I THINK AS WE GRASP ALL OF THESE PERSPECTIVES, LIKE AGAIN, REALLY GETTING INFORMED FROM ALL ANGLES, I THINK IS REALLY IMPORTANT.

SO, HOW WE PLAN TO GET, I THINK SOLID FEEDBACK FROM -- ESPECIALLY STUDENTS AND STAFF?

>> YES, SO WE WILL BE SURVEYING OUR STAFF AS WELL AS OUR STUDENTS TO GET SOME FEEDBACK ON RELATIONSHIPS THAT THEY HAVE THIS WITH OUR SROS.

I THINK ONE POINT THAT IS GOING TO BE IMPORTANT FOR US AS WE BEGIN TO TALK THROUGH, THE NEXT MOU IS REALLY THE OUTCOME THAT WE'RE SEEKING.

BECAUSE I THINK THAT WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE CURRENT MOU AND I STATED THIS BEFORE.

WHEN WE DEVELOPED THIS CURRENT MOUI WAS ON THE JOB THREE MONTHS WHEN IT WAS DEVELOPED IN 2018.

THERE'S A LOT THAT HAS BEEN, YOU KNOW, THAT HAS TRANSPIRED AND THAT I HAVE LEARNED,S THAT WE HAVE LEARNED AS A SCHOOL DIVISION OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS.

I THINK WE HAVE TO PUT ALL OF THAT IN PERSPECTIVE AS WE ARE GOING THROUGH THIS REVISION.

I THINK WE MADE AN INTENTIONAL EFFORT WITH THIS CURRENT MOU TO REALLY DISTINGUISH WHAT AN SRO IS CAPABLE OF DOING, AND WHAT AN ADMINISTRATOR IS CAPABLE OF DOING, AND YOU KNOW, SAY THAT WAS BETTER THAN THE PRODUCT, BUT I ALSO BELIEVE IN CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT.

I DON'T THINK JUST BECAUSE SOMETHING IS BETTER THAT WE KEEP THINGS AS IS.

I THINK NOW WE BUILD ON THE ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE THAT WE NOW HAVE AND IT'S NOT JUST WHAT IS HAPPENING NATIONALLY, BECAUSE I THINK THAT WE HAVE AHEAD OF WHAT PEOPLE'S ISSUES ARE NATIONALLY.

I TRULY DO BELIEVE THAT.

THE DATA FOR THAT IS THE CURRENT MOU.

READ THAT AND LOOK AT WHAT OTHER MOU'S STATE IN THE CURRENT PRACTICES.

BUT I DO THINK THAT WE CAN TAKE THIS INPUT THAT WE'RE RECEIVING FROM STA OF FROM YOU HAD STENTS, FROM OUR COMMUNITY -- FROM OUR STUDENTS AND FROM OUR COMMUNITY, AND DETERMINE WHAT KIND MUCH OUTCOME WE'RE TRYING TO DETERMINE.

IS IT RELATIONSHIP, IF THAT IS THE OUT COME WE ARE SEEKING IT NEEDS TO BE EXPLICIT THAT THE SROS ARE HERE TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE KIDS TO CHANGE THE IMAGE OF A POLICE.

IT NEEDS TO BE VERY SPECIFIC IF THAT IS THE OUTCOME WE'RE TRYING TO SEEK.

I THINK THE POINT I'M TRYING TO MAKE IS WE NEED TO BE A LOT MORE SPECIFIC IN OUR MOU.

IT NEEDS TO BE MORROW BUST THAN IT CURRENTLY IS.

AND I THINK WE DID A GREAT JOB OF TRYING TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE TWO, NOW WE NEED TO START DISTINGUISHING SPECIFICS IN REGARDS TO ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES, AND OF WHAT YOU CAN AND WHAT YOU CANNOT DO, I THINK IS GOING TO BE IMPORTANT.

AND NOW MAKING SURE THINGS ARE POSTED AND MAKING SURE THINGS ARE AVAILABLE FOR THE COMMUNITY TO SEE, THAT IS ALSO GOING TO BE EXTREMEL BENEFICIAL FOR PEOPLE TO MAKE A NARRATIVE ABOUT WHAT WE ARE DOING WITHIN OUR SCHOOLS AND WHAT THE PARTNERSHIP LOOKS LIKE.

>> I HAVE ANOTHER COUPLE OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE ALREADY SPOKEN WHO WANT TO SAY SOMETHING AGAIN BUT I WANT TO DRAW OUR ATTENTION TO THE TIME, THE CLOCK.

BECAUSE WE HAVE ONE, WE'RE ALSO SUPPOSED BE 40 MINCE INTO OUR -- 40 MINUTES IN OUR BUDGET WORK SESSION.

THIS IS A TOPIC THAT WE'RE GOING TO SEE AGAIN, AND WE WILL CONTINUE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET FEEDBACK AND ASK QUESTIONS OF DR. HUTCHINGS, MAYBE WE CAN WRAP UP WITH THE NEXT TWO PEOPLE AND TAKE US OFF-LINE AND AT FUTURE MEETINGS.

DR. RIEF.

>> YEAH, THANK YOU, EVERYONE FOR THE CONVERSATION.

I THINK IT'S BEEN REALLY, I THINK IT'S BEEN REALLY A VALUABLE CONVERSATION THAT WE'RE HAVING HERE.

I WANTED TO -- I APPRECIATE THE COMMENTS YOU JUST MADE DR. HUTCHINGS, AND I DO AGREE WITH YOU.

THERE'S A LOT OF GOOD WORK THAT HAS BEEN HAPPENING, AND I WANT TO THANK MISS NOLAN FOR HIGHLIGHTING ALL OF THE WONDERFUL THINGS THAT SOME ALEXANDRIA POLICE OFFICERS ARE DOING.

I WANT TO SAY THAT I DON'T THINK NOT HAVING SROS THAT THOSE THINGS CAN'T HAPPEN

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MUCH AND I WANT TO THANK MISS ALDERSON AS WELL FO TALK -- ALDERTON FOR TALKING ABOUT THE ROLES OF SROS AND ADMINISTRATORS, AND I APPRECIATE THAT THIS AGREEMENT THAT WE ARE RIGHT NOW, REALLY CLEARLY SAY THAT OUR ADMINISTRATOR SHOULD NOT BE INVOLVED IN DISCIPLINE.

I MENTIONED THE DISCIPLINE DATE THAT BECAUSE THIS MODEL MOU THAT HE USED TO CREATE THIS ONE, THAT IS ONE OF THE DATA POINTS THAT THEY LOO AT.

THAT IS THE ONLY DATA POINT THAT I'VE SEEN FROM ACPS SO THAT THE ONLY THING I CAN SPEAK ABOUT.

I THINK THAT WE WANT TO BE CAREFUL ABOUT SAYING THERE'S NO CAUSAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SROS AND SUSPENSIONS, BECAUSE I DON'T THINK WE -- WE CAN'T SAY THAT.

WE DON'T HAVE THE DATA TO PROVE THAT.

SO, I THINK, YOU KNOW, THAT'S ONE THING I REALLY WANT TO HIT ON.

I UNDERSTAND YOUR POINT, MISS ALDERTON ABOUT DATA, BUT I THINK HAVING THAT INFORMATION, WHAT IS REFERENCED IN THE POLICY I CRIME AND VIOLENCE DATA AS WELL AS SCHOOL CLIMATE SURVEY DATA AND AGREE THAT THE TEACHERS AND THE STUDENTS FEEDBACK IS REALLY CRITICAL.

BUT I THINK EVEN THINGS AROUND YOU KNOW, THE CRIME AND VIOLENCE DATA WOULD BE REALLY IMPORTANT TO KNOW ABOUT AS WELL.

I JUST WANTED TO EMPHASIZE THAT, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO CONTINUING THIS CONVERSATION.

>> MR. SUAREZ?

>> THANK YOU, CHAIR ANDERSON.

I WANTED TO RESPOND T MRS. ALDERTON'S COMMENTS, I HAVE NEVER BELIEVED OR ASSUMED THAT SROS ARE WRITING DISCIPLIN REFERRALS, PERHAPS THIS COMES FROM MY PASSION HAVING STUDIED A LOT, AND FRANKLY AND SPENDING TOO MUCH TIME IN A LIBRARY THINKING ABOUT THE SCHOOL AND PRISON PIPELINE.

VERY CANDIDLY, AGREE WITH THIS POINT THAT WE NEED TO BE CLEAR ON WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

AND MY POINT IS THAT THIS MOU IS NOT CLEAR.

DR. HUTCHINGS MADE GOOD COMMENTS, WHAT IS THE OUTCOME? WHAT IS THE DATA WE'RE LOOKING ON? THE FOCUS ON CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT? THAT IS ALL GREAT, BUT THE REASON WE'RE HAVING THIS ROBUST DISCUSSIONS IF BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT TO GIVE A COUPLE OF EXAMS, I MENTIONED THAT POLICY, THAT LALANGUAGE SUGGESTS THAT SROS CAN STOP STUDENTS IN THE HALLWAY WHENEVER THEY WANT.

WHY ARE THEY STOPPING STUDENTS? SO WE NEED TO UNPACK THIS AND GET IN THE WEEDS AND UNDERSTAND WHAT DATA WE NEED TO BE COLLECTING AND UNDERSTAND, AND I WILL SAY TOO FROM MY PERSONAL RESEARCH AND WORK IN THIS AREA.

IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT THE DISCIPLINE REFERRALS, AND THE DISPROPORTIONATELY, AND IT'S ABOUT THE PRISON-PIPELINE, AND WHERE IS THAT DATA IN ALEXANDRIA.

I'M HEARING A LOT OF ANECDOTES.

WE HAVE SAID THAT A ALEXANDRIA IS SPECIAL.

AND WE NEED TO BE HONEST WITH OURSELVES LOOKING AT THE DATA AND HAVING A STRONG LASER FOCUS IN EVERY SENTENCE AND MAKING SURE THAT WE'RE DOING THE RIGHT THING BY OUR KIDS, THROUGH THE STRATEGIC LENS.

THAT IS THE POINT, I DO BELIEVE WE NEED TO BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT THE LANGUAGE, THAT IS WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO HAVE A DISCUSSION LIKE THIS WHERE WE'RE UNPACKING IT AND GETTING INTO THE DETAILS.

MY CONCERN THAT I SPEAK SO STRONGLY ON THIS ISSUE, I DON'T WANT THIS REVIEW TO BE A PER PUNCTUREY EXERCISE, I DO BELIEVE THAT THERE'S SOMETHING THAT IS MANDATED BY STATUTE, BUT I DON'T WANT TO DO IT, BETTER THAN THE REST BECAUSE OUR MOU IS WORDED THAN THE BEST, BECAUSE OTHERS ARE FAR WORD MORE EGREGIOUS, I WANT US TO BE THE BEST AT DOING RESTORATIVE PRACTICES.

I APPRECIATE EVERYONE'S COMMENTS, AND I APPRECIATE MISS ALDERTON'S PUSH BACK.

I THINK WE CAN DO AWESOME ON THIS AND WE WANT TO SEE THAT WHEN WE'RE THINKING ABOUT THE DATA POINTS AND WHEN WE'RE BEING SPECIFIC ABOUT THE LANGUAGE, WITH REFERENCE TO.

MISS SANCHEZ VIA FAR A.

>> I WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU TO EVERYONE' COMMENTS.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE I HEAR YOU AND IT'S MY RESPONSIBILITY THAT THIS

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GETS DONE RIGHT.

I TAKE THAT ROLE VERY SERIOUSLY, AND IT WILL BE DONE RIGHT.

LASTLY ENCOURAGE YOUR CONSTITUENTS, AND ENCOURAGE THOSE THAT COULD NOT BE HERE AT THIS MEETING TODAY TO TAKE THAT SURVEY AND LET US KNOW WHAT THEY'RE THINKING, THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> SO NEXT UP WE HAVE -- WE'RE SHIFTING GEARS TO SUMMER PROJECTS UPDATES,

[23. Summer Projects Update--20 mins.]

DR. HUTCHINGS, BACK TO YOU.

>> ALL RIGHT SO, I'M GOING TO ASK FOR DR. HART AS WELL AS THE FAULTS AND OPERATIONS TEAM TO JOIN US TO PROVIDE AN UPDATE ON OUR PROJECTS.

EVEN THOUGH WE'RE IN A GLOBAL PANDEMIC, OUR CREW WAS WORKING ON THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS AND MAKING SURE THAT WE WERE GETTING THINGS DONE ON SCHEDULE AND SOME SOME CASES, WE'RE GETTING THINGS DONE AHEAD OF TIME THAT WERE SCHEDULED FOR NEXT SUMMER.

I WANT TO TURN THINGS OVER TO DR. HART TO PROVIDE THE BOARD WITH AN UPDATE.

>> THANK YOU.

DR. HUTCHINGS, GOOD AFTERNOON, AND GOOD EVENING, MADAM CHAIR AND BOARD MEMBERS.

THIS EVENING, THE DEPARTMENT IS HERE TO PROVIDE, AN UPDATE OVER PROJECTS THAT WERE COMPLETED OVER THE PAST SUMMER.

A MORE COMPREHENSIVE UPDATE WILL BE PROVIDED OVER OUR CIP QUARTERLY REPORT AND THAT IS COMING IN OCTOBER.

AND I WILL WAIT -- I'M SORRY THE PRESENTATION TO BE SHARED.

I DON'T WANT TO GET AHEAD OF THAT.

AND SO IF WE CAN GO TO THE SECOND SLIDE, PLEASE.

>> TONIGHT PRESENTATION WE'RE FOCUSED ON THE THREE ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS THAT ARE NOTED ON THE SCREEN.

WE WILL BE PROVIDING SOME UPDATES ON PROJECTS THAT WERE INITIATED ANDOR COMPLETED WILL PROVIDE UPDATES ON THE PROJECTS THAT ARE STILL ONGOING AND WE WILL PROVIDE NEXT STEPS.

AS DOCTOR HUTCHINGS ALLUDED TO.

I WILL HAVE MISS ERICKA, WHO IS THE CAPITAL OF PLANNING AND DESIGN, AND MR. HOL BEGAN, AND MISS CORRIDOR VA WHO IS THE DIRECTOR OF CUSTODIAL SERVICE A AT THIS POINT I WILL TURN IT OVER TO ERICKA GUILIC FOR HER SLIDE.

>> THANK YOU, IF WE CAN MOVE ON TO NEXT SLIDE.

SO, FOR THE OFFICE OF CAPITAL PROGRAMS PLANNING AND DESIGN, WE ARE REALLY PROVIDING AN UPDATE ON THE MCARTHUR BECAUSE THAT WAS A LOT OF OUR WORK THIS SUMMER AND WE KNOW DURING A WORK SESSION YOU WILL GET A MORE THOROUGH PRESENTATION ON THE HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT, SO WE WILL SAVE THOSE UPDATES FOR THAT PRESENTATION.

SO, JUST TO GIVE YOU SOME UPDATES ON THE WORK, DOUGLAS MCARTHUR, MOVED MUCH CLOSER CLOSER TO COMPLETION.

WE REACHED PRETTY MUCH SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION AND IN THE SWING FOR INTERIOR RENOVATIONS, THE AUDITORIUM HAS BEEN RENOVATED TO A GYM.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO HAVE SEEN THE PICTURES, OUR RVAC HAS BEEN REPAIRED.

WE MOVED -- THE HVAC AND WE MOVED ALL OF THE ITEMS FROM THE OLD DOUGLAS ARTHUR TO THE NEW DOUGLAS MACK ARTHUR, AND ALL THE STRIPING FOR THE PARKING IS THERE, AND TO THE TWO SCHOOLS ARE NOW USING THAT PARKING AND ACCESS.

AS FAR AS THE NEW DOUGLAS MCARTHUR AND I KNOW A LOT OF YOU HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THE DESIGN PROCESS AND THANK YOU FOR THAT.

WE HAVE DURING THE SUMMER OF THE DESIGN DEVELOPMENT PHASE, BASICALLY THE LAST PHASE OF DESIGN BEFORE WE GET INTO CONSTRUCTIO DOCUMENTS, FINALIZED AND PROVED FOR HEARING AND FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO PARTICIPATED WE WERE APPROVED LAST WEEKEND BY CITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS DESIGN WITH SOME EXTENSIVE CONVERSATION, I AM SURE THERE WILL BE QUESTIONS REGARDING THAT.

OUR ENGAGEMENT CONTINUED THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER.

WE WERE FORTUNATE TO HAVE A COMMITTED ADVISORY GROUP ESPECIALLY DURING THE PANDEMIC THAT WAS ABLE TO REPRESENT OUR COMMUNITY REALLY WELL.

I THINK THROUGHOUT AND WAS WILLING TO MEET IN THE SUMMER.

WE HAD TWO ADVISORY GROUP MEETINGS.

WE HAD ONE COMMUNITY ONLINE SURVEY EVENT.

WE HAD ONE COMMUNITY MEETING AND A SCHOOL TEAM MEETING EVEN WITH STAFF THAT GAVE UP

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THEIR SUMMERTIME TO PARTICIPATE WITH US.

THE SORE LAN PANELS THAT WE OPENED.

IF WE CAN MOVE TO THE NEXT STEP ONE.

FOR THE SWING STATES, WE HAD FINAL DETAILS, WE HAD TO GET A KITCHEN UP AND RUNNING.

WE DO HAVE A CEILING REPAIRED THAT IS REQUIRED FOLLOWING SOME OF THE MORE HEAVY RINGS THAT WE ARE REQUIRED.

WE DO NEED TO RENOVATE THE CEILING IN THAT AREA.

WE ARE WAITING ON VERIZON TO GET TO US, AND I'M SURE THEY WILL.

BUT OUR PHONE LINE AND FIRE ALARM CONNECTIONS ARE TWO OF THE THINGS THAT WE STILL NEED TO HAVE SET UP.

AS FAR AS FOR NEW DOUGLAS MCARTHUR, THE SCHOOL BOARD IS COMING SOON TO THE SCHOOL BOARD WILL BE THE DEMOLITION AND ABATEMENT, GUARANTEED MAXIMUM PRICE CONTRACT PACKAGE.

THAT SHOULD BE COMING TO YOU SOON, FOR THE OLD BUILDING, WE STARTED THE UTILITY DISCONNECT FOR THAT BUILD.

IT'S A SHELL AT THIS POINT.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK THROUGH INTERIOR FURNITURE AND FINISHES DESIGN.

WITH THAT, I WILL TURN IT OVER TO THE JOHN TO OVER EDUCATION FACILITY GROUPS.

>> GOOD EVENING, BOARD MEMBERS, CAN ANYONE HEAR ME OKAY?

>> OKAY.

IF WE COULD MOVE ON, OKAY, GREAT, I SEE THE SLIDE.

SO, THERE'S A LOT OF INFORMATION HERE, SO I WILL GO THROUGH EVERYTHING, I WILL TAKE THOSE AT THE END, BUT BUILDING SYSTEMS, WE'RE ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH A LOT THIS SUMMER.

SO, THAT IS ROOFING AND AVAC PROJECTS AND WE WERE ABLE TO COMBINE SOME OF THESE WHICH IS AN ABILITY OF SKILL.

AT FRANCIS HAMMOND WE HAVE BOTH GOING ON.

THE ROOFING STARTED AND WE WILL A DESIGN, OVER THE SUMMER, CONSTRUCTION IS JUST STARTING ON THAT.

HVAC, THE SAINT THING -- THE SAME THING, DESIGN WAS INITIATED AND IS ONGOING.

OVER THE GEORGE WASHINGTON, WE ARE DOING THE ROOF OVER THE A, B.

AND C WING, AND THAT IS A SECTION OF THE SCHOOL.

THE ENTIRE SCHOOL WILL BE A NEW ROOF WITHIN THE ENTIRE LAST TWO YEARS, THAT CONSTRUCTION IS SAID TO COMMENCE IN THE LAST FEW WEEKS.

HVAC WE GET A DESIGN ON THE A WING AND THERE'S A LOT OF COMPONENTS TO THAT.

THERE'S A VERY LARGE SCHOOL AND THERE'S A LOT OF ROOFTOP BUILDINGS AND AIR HANDLERS, AND WE HAVE SPACE BEHIND THE CAFETERIA THAT IS BEHIND THE AUDITORIUM THAT CURRENTLY DOESN'T HAVE ANY FRESH AIR SUPPLY.

WE ARE LOOKING AT ADDING THAT AS WELL, THAT WILL BE OUR FIRST STEP THERE.

CONSTRUCTION WILL BE STARTING IN THE FALL AND WE WILL HIT THE ROOMS FIRST, BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT OF DIFFERENT SYSTEMS AT THAT SCHOOL.

BASICALLY THE DIFFERENT PHASING WILL GO FROM THIS WINTER INTO NEXT SUMMER.

OVER AT JOHN ADAMS, THE ROOF REPLACEMENT PHASE ONE, THAT IS NEARING COMPLETION AND WE WILL ROLL RIGHT INTO PHASE TWO, AND THAT WILL BE TH ENTIRE BUILDING.

SO, WE WERE ABLE TO COMBINE THOSE PHASES AND GET THAT WHOLE SCHOOL DONE BY THE END OF CALENDAR YEAR.

AND MATTHEW MAURIE, WE DID ROOFING LAST YEAR AND WE'RE MOVING TO THE CAFETERIA, CLASSROOMS AND WE COMPLETED THE GYM LAST YEAR.

IT WAS COMPLETED AND WE'RE FINALIZING THE CONTRACT WORK.

HVAC CONSTRUCTION HAS STARTED AND MATERIALS ARE ARRIVED.

WE ANTICIPATE THAT COMPLETED BY OCTOBER.

AT MOUNT VERNON, THE COOLING TOWER, WE HAVE COMMITTED FOR PERMITS AND THAT WILL BE STARTING HERE SOON.

THAT WILL BE WRAPPING UP IN THE WINTER.

AND WILLIAM RAMSEY, WE WERE ABLE TO COMBINE ROOF PROJECTS AND HVAC PROJECTS, THE ONE OVER THERE IS SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLETE AND WE'RE MOVING INTO PHASE TWO.

FOR HVAC WE ARE MOVING ROOFTOP UNITS.

THE DESIGN IS COMPLETE.

THE MATERIALS ARE ARRIVING AND THAT WILL BE COMPLETED EARLY OC.

SO, THAT IS NEARING COMPLETION AS WELL.

WE GOT A LOT OF THINGS DONE THIS SUMMER.

BUT A LOT OF IT WAS GOING OUT FOR ITBS HAVING THE BIDS OUT ON THE STREET.

HIRING THE FIRMS AND WORKING THROUGH CONTRACTS AND DOING SOME PHASING.

A LOT OF TIMES WE'RE ABLE TO COMBINE THE PHASES AND GET MUCH DONE AS WE ARE THIS

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YEAR.

IT'S FOR US TO HAVE SOME TIME.

IF WE CAN MOVE TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

FLOORING PROJECTS.

WE COMPLETED A LOT OF FLOORING OVER THE SUMMER.

THE PHOTOS YOU ARE SEEING HERE.

LET ME MOVE THAT WE HAVE DONE.

OVER AT CORKEELY LAST YEAR, WE -- CORA KELLY WE WERE ABLE TO SWITCH OUT TO LUXURY VINYL TILE.

THE OLD SYSTEM HAD A COUPLE OF LAYERS INCLUDING ASBESTOS TILES THAT WERE A BASE LAYER AS WELL AS ASBESTOS MASTIC, THE GLUE.

THESE FLOORING PROJECTS CAN BE QUITE INVOLVED WHEN THERE'S A FEW LAYERS, AND WE HAVE TO BASICALLY SEGREGATE THE WORK AREA, PUT UP PLASTIC, BRING IN NEGATIVE AIR MACHINES, AND BASICALLY FUNNEL THE AIR TO TH OUTSIDE.

JUST IN CASE, AS WE'RE DOING THE WORK, ASBESTOS BECOMES PLIABLE, OR AIRBORNE.

SO, NOBODY BUT THE WORKERS CAN GO THROUGH THE SPACE.

IT'S QUITE AN UNDERTAKING WE WERE ABLE TO DO THE CLASSROOM LAST YEAR.

THIS YEAR WE WERE ABLE TO DO ALL OF THE HALLWAYS AND WE WERE ABLE TO GO UP ON THE SECOND FLOOR AND DO THE CLASSROOMS AS WELL AS TH HALLWAYS THERE.

THE LAST THING LEFT IS THE CAFETERIA FLOORING.

WE'RE COMBINING THAT WITH THE END OF THE KITCHEN PROJECT.

OVER AT FRANCIS HAMMOND, WE WERE ABLE TO DO THE OFFICE AND THE MAIN ENTRANCE, LOBBY AREA, IN ALL OF THE ADJOINING OFFICES AND SOME ADMINISTRATIVE SPACES.

WE'RE ABLE TO DO AND NEW CARPET TILE.

WE'RE ABLE TO DO THE AUDITORIUM SIMILAR TO WHAT WE DID A COUPLE OF OTHERS.

OFFER AT GEORGE WASHINGTON WE'RE STILL ONGOING OVER THERE.

THAT PROJECT WE'RE IN THE A WING ON THE FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD FLOORS.

WE WILL BE REPLACING ALL OF THE TILE.

SO, ONE THING THAT WE'RE ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IS SOME OF THE COST.

WE'RE ABLE TO GET A MANUFACTURER THAT DUE TO COVID WAS INTERESTED IN LOWERING PRICES TO GET SOME THINGS OUT AND KEEP THE PLANT FUNCTIONING.

WE WERE ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE, THAT IS WHY WE EXPANDED THE WORK AREAS THAT WE WERE ORIGINALLY WORKING AT.

AT GW, WE ARE GOING TO TRY, AND KEEP AN EYE ON WHAT THE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE FOR HEADING BACK TO SCHOOL.

IF WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY WE WILL ADD A FEW MORE AREAS TO REPLACE CARPET AND TILE, ET CETERA.

AT LYLES CROUCH, WE WERE ABLE TO DO ALL THE CLASSROOMS WHICH IS 85% OF THEM, THAT HAD CARPET.

THAT WAS AN OLDER SCHOOL, THAT CARPET THIS BEEN THERE 15-PLUS YEARS.

NOW WE'RE GOING TO GO TO THE SECOND FLOOR AND REPLACE ALL OF THE CARPETING AT LYLE'S CROUCH.

>> AND AT WILLIAM RAMSEY, WE WERE ABLE TO DO THE LIBRARY, AND WE WERE ALSO ABLE TO DO THE AUDITORIUM AND ALL OF CARPET WING ROOMS THAT HAD CARPET.

WE'RE TAKING ON A COUPLE OF OTHER THINGS.

NEXT WEEK WE WILL FINISH THE NEW AUXILIARY GYM FLOOR OVER AT TC WILLIAMS. IF WE COULD MOVE ON IT THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

WE HAVE GOT A FEW NOTABLE LARGE PROJECTS GOING ON.

FIRST OF ALL THE TC WILLIAMS STADIUM RENOVATION, THAT HAS COMPETENCED AS WE CAN SEE FROM THE PICTURE THERE.

THAT WAS LAST WEEK, 34TH OF THE CONCESSION BUILDING IS NOW GONE.

THE PRESS BOX IS GONE.

THE STEEL STRUCTURE THAT IS BEHIND THE BLEACHERS HOLDING THE PRESS BOX IS NOW GONE.

THE SCOREBOARD IS SAID TO BE DEMOLISHED IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS.

UTILITY TRENCHING WILL START, AND THEN WILL YOU START TO SEE GRADING AND SOME OF THE HEART SCAPES GET DEMOED.

THAT PROJECT WILL HIT STRIDE AND THAT WILL GO THROUGH NEXT MARCH.

WE HAVE A COUPLE OF KITCHEN AND SERVING UPGRADES NOTELY, IN JOHN ADAMS, IT'S COMPLETE, THEY WERE ABLE TO TRANSITION THAT SPACE THAT HAD A LOT OF EMPTY VOID AREAS.

WE WERE ABLE TO COMBINE THE USES FOR A BETTER FLOW.

IT'S A BEAUTIFUL NEW KITCHEN AND SERVERY, WE ALSO UPDATED THE ENTIRE CALF TOR YUM.

SO, THAT PROJECT WAS JUST FINISHED.

CORA KELLY IS NEARING COMPLETION, IT WILL BE SUBSTANTIALLY COMPLETE IN THE NEXT WEEK AND A HALF TO TWO WEEKS.

WE DID ADD THE CAFETERIA TO THAT THAT WAS NOT ORIGINALLY PART OF THE SCOPE, BUT WE NOW HAVE FINISHED DESIGN.

WE HAVE ABATED THE FLOORING IN THERE.

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WE WILL BE COMING IN WITH NEW FLOORING AND PUTTING SOME NEW FINISHES AROUND THE WALLS, ET CETERA.

THE GRAZED BLOCK TOWEL.

AND THE FRANCIS TWO ELEVATED GYM, THAT PROJECT IS ONGOING AS WELL.

THEY ARE POURING THE BIO POND RIGHT NOW.

FOOTERS THERE'S ONLY A COUPLE OF LEFT THAT IS AN ELEVATED GYM.

IT'S GOING TO LOOK LIKE IT'S ON STILTS, SO IT'S QUITE A FEW CONCRETE AND STEEL FOOTERS OVER THERE.

THAT PROJECT IS MOVING ALONG.

WE HAD INTERIOR WORK WE HAD TO REORGANIZE THE THIRD FLOOR WHERE THE ACCESS IS FROM.

WE HAD TO TO REDO OFFICER OFFSES AND SPACES TO RECONFIGURE, AND HAVE NEW ACCESS TO -- THROUGH THIS GYM BUILDING OVER TO TH PARKING LOT WHERE THE PLAYGROUND IS ON TOP.

SO, THAT PROJECT ALSO WILL GO THROUGH NEXT MARCH.

IF WE CAN MOVE ON TO THE NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

OUR STEP IS TO CLOSE OUT THESE PROJECTS, WE ARE NEARING COMPLETE IN MOST OF THOSE.

THE BUILDING SYSTEMS THE NEXT THING WE WILL DO IS COMBINE PHASING.

YOU HEARD WE WERE COMPLETE IN JOHN ADAMS, AND WILLIAM RAMSEY ON PHASE ONE, WHAT WE WERE ABLE TO DO IS GO ON TO PHASE TWO.

THAT IS GOING TO SAVE US A LOT OF TIME AND MONEY.

A LOT OF TIMES THESE SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO SO MANY TIMES THAT THERE MAY BE 20 SOME ROOFS ON ONE SCHOOL.

THAT INCLUDE THE SMALLER AWNINGS AND CANOPIES, ET CETERA, AND THEY'RE ALSO AS VARIOUS LEVELS, LIKE THE GYM IS A HIGHER ROOF.

IT MIGHT EVEN BE A DIFFERENT CONSTRUCTION TYPE.

SO, HAVING THE ABILITY TO GO RIGHT INTO ANOTHER PHASE HAS BEEN KEY WHILE WE'RE FINISHING OUT, BECAUSE THESE BUILDINGS ARE SO LARGE, WE USUALLY DO HAVE TIME TO FINISH ONE SCHOOL OR ONE SUMMER WHERE WE'RE ABLE T DO A PHASED PORTION.

THAT IS THE NEXT THING WE'RE WORKING ON IS GOING INTO SECOND PHASES AND THERE'S EFFICIENCY OF SCALE THERE.

ALSO, WE'RE ADVANCETION H AMP C PHASES AND THE HVAC PROJECTS ARE INTERTWINED WITH THE ROOF PROJECTS BECAUSE THE ROOFTOP UNITS SITTING ON THE ROOFS ARE ON CURVES THAT HAVE TO BE FLASHED AND HAVE MEMBRANE OVER THEM BECAUSE THAT IS USUALLY A LEAKING POINT.

IT'S BEEN NICE TO BE ABLE TO KIND OF COMBINE THESE PROJECTS, BECAUSE IT'S ALWAYS DIFFICULT TO PUT IN A ROOF AND COME BACK LATER AND DO THE HVAC BECAUSE THEN YOU MIGHT BE PENETRATING THE ROOF AND RECONFIGURING THING AND THERE MIGHT BE WARRANTY ISSUES AND ET CETERA.

WITH THE FLOORING WE'RE CONTINUING ASBESTOS REMEDIATION.

WHEN WE'RE DOING THESE FLOORING PROJECTS IT'S NOT JUST TAKING OUT THE EXISTING FLOOR AND PUTTING A NEW ONE IN.

AS I TALKED ABOUT IT IT'S QUITE INVOLVED AND IT TAKES SOME TIME.

THE ASBESTOS REMEDIATION IS KEY.

WHAT WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO DO METHODICALLY GO THROUGHTIES BUILDINGS EVERY YEAR, AND REMOVE THE ASBESTOS, AND THIS YEAR WE WERE ABLE TO DO A LOT MORE FOR GEORGE WASHINGTON.

THAT SCHOOL IS USED FOR SUMMER SCHOOL AND WE DON'T USUALLY HAVE THE AMOUNT OF TIME AND SPACE BECAUSE IT'S USED FOR SUMMER SCHOOL.

SO, WE TOOK ADVANTAGE OF THAT BUILDING EMPTY, ALL THE HALLWAYS WILL BE DONE.

WE WILL TRY TO GO BACK TO DO THE OFFICE AREAS AND THE LIBRARY BE WOULD BE GREAT TO BE DONE, ET CETERA.

WE WILL KEEP AN EYE ON HOW THINGS ARE GOING WITH THE VIRTUAL LEARNING AND SEE WHAT ELSE WE CAN UNDERTAKE.

BUILDING ENVELOPES NOW THAT WE HAVE NEW ROOFS, WE WILL GO TO THE WINDOWS, AND WORK ON A NEW CAULKING, AND A COUPLE OF WINDOW REPLACEMENT PROJECTS.

ALL OF THIS DONE TOGETHER IS CATCHING US UP ON A HANDFUL OF BUILDINGS THAT HAVE SLIPPED THAT WERE A LITTLE NEGLECTED THAT WERE CAUSING OTHER PROBLEMS FOR GYM FLOORS, ET CETERA.

NOW THAT WE ARE ENCAPSULATING THE NEW ROOF WITH WINDOW WORK WE FEEL MUCH MORE COMFORTABLE ABOUT HOW OUR SYSTEMS WILL WORK AND WATER INTRUSION ISSUES, ET CETERA.

WE FEEL THAT WE GOT A LOT DONE THIS SUMMER, BUT WE WILL TRY TO PLOW AHEAD AND DO A LITTLE MORE THIS FALL.

IN FEBRUARY -- IF ANYBODY HAS ANY QUESTIONS.

>> OKAY, AND ISLE WONDERING, I KNOW DOUGLAS MACARTHUR WAS IN THIS PRESENTATION BUT

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IT'S ALSO IN OUR WORK SESSION.

I WANTED TO CLARIFY, DO PEOPLE HAVE QUESTIONS? DO WE WANT THEM NOW OR SHOULD THEY HOLD THOSE PARTICULAR ONES DURING THE WORK SESSION.

>> I WOULD SUGGEST IF THERE'S QUESTIONS FOR DOUGLAS MACARTHUR THAT THEY WOULD BE HELD TO THE WORK SESSION.

>> THAT IS MY THINKING, TOO SINCE THERE'S MORE INFORMATION THERE.

WITH THAT, FEEDBACK, IF PEOPLE HAVE QUESTIONS, NONE DOUGLAS MACARTHUR RELATED ABOUT THIS PRESENTATION, PLEASE LET ME KNOW.

I DON'T SEE ANYBODY.

SO, THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION.

>> YOU'RE WELCOME.

>> I REALLY WASN'T EXPECTING THAT, NO QUESTIONS.

I'M SPEECHLESS NOW.

>> MY COLLEAGUE ANITA CORDOVA WILL BE PRESENTING NEXT ON HER WORK.

>> OKAY, GREAT, THANK YOU.

>> YOU SHOULD ADVANCE THE SLIDE, AND ANITA, YOU HAVE THE FLOOR.

>> SO I WILL ACTUALLY COVER THAT SLIDE.

JOHN, ANITA IS HAVING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.

IT'S ONE SLIDE, WE WENT THROUGH THE PRESENTATION, AND MISSED THAT LAST SIDE.

OUR LAST MEETING IS SUMMER CLEANING.

OUR CUSTODIAL STAFF WAS COMPLETING SUMMER CLEANING ACTIVITIES.

THERE PLACES THAT HAVE NOT BEEN COMPLETED DUE TO ONGOING CONSTRUCTION OR OTHER ACTIVITIES THAT HAVE BEEN TAKING PLACE IN TH BUILDING.

WE STILL HAVE, AND SOME OTHER SPACES THAT WE HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO GET TO.

WE ANTICIPATE THOSE AREAS BEING COMPLETED BY THE END OF THIS MONTH.

AND JUST A FEW KEY ITEMS TO HIGHLIGHT REGARDING OUR CLEANING.

THE EP HANSED CLEANING IS OUR RESPONSE TO COVID, THERE'S TIMES WHEN WE WILL HAVE TO DO A DEEP CLEANING IF WE HAVE ANY AREAS THAT WE KNOW HAVE BEEN IMPACTED BY A CONFIRMED CASE OF COVID.

IN TERMS OF SUMMER PROJECTS, OR CUSTODIAL SERVICES WE WANT TO SPEAK BRIEFLY ON THE CLEANING OPERATIONS THAT ARE ONGOING.

THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS? IF NOT, THANK YOU DOCTOR.

AND I THINK NOW WE'RE ON T THE CHAIR'S REPORT.

I THINK.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN MENTIONED BEFORE.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE HAVE THE ACPS ALEXANDRIA POLICE DEPARTMENT

[24. Report from Cindy M. Anderson]

MOU PUBLIC HEARING COMING UP AS WELL AS THE FY2022, 2031, AND 2022 COMBINED BUDGET HEARINGS SO TO BE ABLE SIGN UP TO SPEAK, GO TO THE BOARD ACPS WEBSITE.

LAST TWO PARTS IN OUR AGENDA IS DR. HUTCHINGS GIVING A SCHOOL OPENING REPORT.

>> THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

AS YOU ALL KNOW, WE ARE ALMOST CONCLUDING OUR SECOND WEEK OF VIRTUAL PLUS, AND I JUST HAVE TO SAY, HATS OFF JUST TO OUR TEAM FOR BEING ABLE TO FULFILL THE

[25. Opening of Schools Report from Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings, Jr.]

OBLIGATION THAT WE SET FORTH TO THE BOARD BACK IN AUGUST WHEN YOU ALL ADOPTED THE VIRTUAL PLUS LEARNING PROGRESS FOR RE-OPENING THE SCHOOLS.

IT'S A HUGE UNDER TAKING.

IT'S A CONTINUING PROJECT THAT IS NEVER GOING TO END AT THIS POINT SO I CAN FEEL EVERYBODY'S KIND OF LIKE ANXIETY AND PAIN, GROWING PAINS AS WE MAKE IT THROUGH THIS.

I WANTED TO START OFF BY COMMENDING OUR STAFF AND OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR STUDENTS AND PARENTS AND FAMILY AS WELL AS THE BOARD FOR TH GRACE AND THE PATIENCE AND THE HEART WORK THAT HAS OCCURRED TO MAKE THIS POSSIBLE.

I TRULY BELIEVE THAT WITHOUT THE PLANNING THAT WE PUT IN PLACE OVER THESE PAST SEVERAL MONTHS, I DO NOT BELIEVE THAT WE WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ACTUALLY HAVE AN EFFICIENT AND EFFECTIVE OPENING OF SCHOOLS THIS PAST WEEK.

I ALSO WANT TO JUST UP FRONT SHARE WITH OUR BOARD AS WELL AS THE COMMUNITY THAT WE ARE HEARING SOME OF THE CONCERNS THAT ARE COMING FROM OUR STAFF AS WELL AS OUR STUDENTS AND OUR FAMILIES AND IT REALLY IS A MIX, YOU KNOW, OF THINGS THAT ARE

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WORKING AND THINGS ARE NOT.

WE ARE HEARING A LOT OF DIFFERENT STORIES AND THE UNFORTUNATE PIECE ABOUT IN GLOBAL PANDEMIC IS THAT REGARDLESS OF WHO YOU ARE, YOUR CIRCUMSTANCE AND SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS, WHAT TYPE OF HOME YOU LIVE IN OR WHO YOU LIVE WITH, EVERYONE IS BEING IMPACTED BY THE SITUATION.

WE HAVE TO KEEP IN MIND THAT MANY OF US HAVE BEEN IMPACTED SINCE MARCH.

IN SOME CASES WE HAVE BEEN HOME WITH OUR KIDS AND OUR SPOUSE SINCE MARCH.

I DON'T KNOW ABOUT YOU ALL, BUT THAT CAN CAUSE A LITTLE BIT OF IRRITABILITY, NOT THAT IF MY FAMILY IS LISTENING, NOT THAT THEY WOULD DO THAT TO ME.

IN GENERAL, IT CAUSES PEOPLE TO BE MORE ON EDGE.

SO, YOU'RE DEALING WITH JUST BEING TRAPPED AND NOT HAVING YOUR NORMAL LIFE AND IT'S KIND OF LIKE BEING TAKEN AWAY FROM YOU WITHOUT ANY NOTICE AND NOT BY CHOICE.

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YOU'RE NOW FORCED TO LEARN HOW TO DO BUSINESS AND WORK AND LEARNING, AND EVERYTHING KIND OF LIKE OVERNIGHT.

SO, I WANT EVERYBODY TO KNOW I CAN TOTALLY FEEL AND UNDERSTAND YOUR PAIN.

SO, LET'S GO ON TO SOME OF OUR STATISTICS FOR THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL.

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AND SPECIFICALLY I THOUGHT IT WAS IMPORTANT FOR US TO BE ABLE TO COVER WHAT WE'RE DOING IN REGARD TO ATTENDANCE.

IS WE'RE GOING TO BE REEVALUATING WHERE WE ARE AS A SCHOOL DISTRICT.

AND INFORMING THE COMMUNITY WHERE WE WILL BE STANDING FOR THE SECOND QUARTER, SO THAT ALLOWS A 2-3 WEEK SPAN FOR THE FAMILIES TO MAKE ANY TYPE OF ACCOMMODATION THAT DEPENDING ON WHAT WE'RE RECOMMENDING AT THAT TIME, BUT THAT OCTOBER 15TH DATE IS VERY IMPORTANT BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT ALL OF OUR CONSTRAINTS.

SO FOR EXAMPLE, HE WE'LL BE LOOKING AT DO WE HAVE A STRE TRANSPORTATION WITH THIS HYBRID APPROACH.

AND ARE THERE ANY STRENGTHS WITH STAFFING? WE J CITY-WIDE PROGRAM STAFFERS, BUT WE'RE ABOUT TO BE SURVEYING ALL OF OUR STAFF MEMBERS TO GET A FEEL OF WHAT OUR STAFF LOOKS LIKE, BECAUSE WE'LL NOT FMLA, FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT.

WHER EXEMPTED IN SOME CASES TO REPORT FROM WORK, IF THEY HAVE ANY TYPE OF EXPERIENCE WITH BEING QUARANTINED OR HAVING SOMEONE AT HOME WHO HAS TESTED POSITIVE OR HAVE CHILDCARE ISSUES, SO THESE ARE IT ADDITIONAL EXCEPTIONS THAT WE DID NOT HAVE PREVIOUSLY THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO WORK THROUGH, BECAUSE THAT HAS AN IMPACT ON OUR STAFFING, WHICH CAN HA DELIVER IN-PERSON INSTRUCTION TO OUR STUDENTS BUT ALL OF THAT WILL BE SHAR OCTOBER 15TH, BUT ANOTHER THIN DEPARTMENT, BECAUSE LOCALLY, WE SHARED WITH THE CITY AS FAR AS THE COVID-19 WITH THE CITY WE'LL BE WORKING WITH THE ALEXANDRIA HEALTH DEPARTMENT ON IS HOW DOES THAT WORK WITH INSTRUCTION, AND DOES THAT CAUSE BARRIERS FOR US TO OPEN OUR DOORS IN THOSE ARE INSTRUCTIONS THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE HAVING WITH THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT.

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AND WORKING SPECIFICALLY WITH THAT COMMUNICATION AND WHAT THOSE SPECIFIC CONSTRAINTS WE'LL HAVE TO EVALUATE.

AND WE'LL HAVE TO SHARE MORE WITH THAT WITH THE BOARD AT THE OCTOBER 15TH DATE.

SO W NEXT SLIDE.

AND I WANT TO OPEN THE FLOOR FOR QUESTIONS THAT BOARD MEMBERS MAY HAVE, AND I KNOW THAT WAS A LOT TO DIGEST AT ONCE, AND IT WAS A LOT MORE THAN WHAT WAS ON THE SLIDES BECAUSE I DON'T LIKE TO READ FROM SLIDES, BUT IT'S PERTINENT INFORMATION THAT I HOPE WILL HELP CLAR QUESTIONS THAT WE HEARD FROM OUR CONSTITUENTS, BUT I WOULD LIKE MADAM CHAIR TO OPEN THE FLOOR SO OUR TEAM CAN ANSWER THEM.

>> YES, MISS OLDERTON.

>> QUESTIONS.

ONE IS JUST A GENERAL TECH QUESTION, AND IT'S WORTH EXPLAINING BECAUSE I HAVE BEEN ON THE END OF HEARING A TEACHER HAVING TO TELL THE KIDS, YOU KNOW, TO LOG IN THROUGH CLEVER, BECAUSE IT AFFECTS ATTENDANCE.

AND SO I JUST WANTED TO, IF SOMEONE COULD SHARE HOW THAT IMPORTANCE OF THAT.

BECA AGAIN, IT AFFECTS THE ATTENDANCE, WHICH IS REALLY IMPORTANT, AND MY SECOND QUESTION IS ACTUALLY I THINK DR. WARNER WAS ABLE TO ANSWER.

I'M CURIOUS AS TO WHAT THE DISCUSSIONS AROUND BRINGING STUD CITY-WIDE CLASSROOM, WHAT ARE THE SORT OF PD IT DISCUSSIONS THAT WE HAVE TO V.

GIVEN THE SOCI GUIDELINES, AND THE HIGH NEEDS OF SOME OF THOSE STUDENTS, WE HAVE MASK MANDATES AND YOU ADD HAVE SENSORY NEEDS, AND SOME STUDENTS HAVE TOILETING, AND WE REALLY NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THE STAFF THAT WE HAVE IN THOSE CLASSROOMS IS CONSISTENT AND THAT THOSE STAFF ARE QUALIFIED TO BE IN THOSE CLASSROOMS. SO I CURIOUS WHAT THE DISCUSSIONS HAVE BEEN AROUND THAT, BECAUSE THAT'S SOMETHING THAT STAYS ON THE TOP OF MY MIND, NOT ONLY BRINGING THOSE STUDENTS BA SAFELY TO THE POINT WHERE IT'S PHYSICALLY SAFE, BUT ALSO SOCI SAFE AS WELL.

SO I QUESTION, BUT I JUST WANTED TO DIG A LITTLE -- IF THERE WAS A WAY TO DIG A LITTLE DEEP QUESTIONS ARE AROUND THAT.

>> THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

AND SHE HAS BEEN LEADING US WITH THE ANALYSIS, AND IF I COUL PROFESSIONAL LEARNING AND WHAT ARE THE PREPARATION OF WHAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THAT.

>> THANK APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE COMPLEX THOUGHT PROCESSES, TO TELL YOU WHAT WE DO KNOW, AND WHAT WE STILL NEED TO LEARN.

THER CROSS-FUNCTIONAL TEAM THAT HAS BEEN WORKING WITH THE OFFICE OF INSTRUCTION, WITH SCHOOLS AND CUSTODIAL, AND HR, AS WELL AS SPECIALIZED -- CONSULTATIONS.

SO F BRINGING STUDENTS BACK, THERE WERE FOUR OVERARCHING ISSUES THAT WE NEEDED.

ONE, SANITATION, AND WE NEEDED TO ADDRESS SANITATION BEFORE WE BRING OPPORTUNITIES BACK, AND FEED STUDENTS, AND COULD WE PR NEEDED.

AND FOURTH, STAFF, IF WE HAD THE AVAILABLE STAFF.

SO THE VERY FIRST QUESTION THAT WE ADDRESSED HAD TO DO WITH SAFETY.

YOU AND I HAVE HAD MULTIPLE COVERINGS AND WE KNOW OUR POPULATION WELL.

MASK BEGINNINGS.

WE'R GLOVES, CLOTHING WE HAVE SOME STUD GUIDELINES THAT WE KNOW WE CAN'T SOCIAL DISTANCE.

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WHAT THEY HAVE SO THEY CAN BE BEING PROTECT.

AND CITY-PROGRAMS TO H STUDENT BEHAVIOR TO BE ABLE TO BUILD THEIR STANDARD AROUND NOT ONLY THE VIRTUAL LEARNING BUT WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO TO COME BACK TO CLASS.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT MASKS, AND I WILL BE HONEST, THERE WILL WHERE WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO DO SOCIAL DISTANCING, AND YOU MENTIONED THAT WE HAVE CHIL TOILETED AND SOME TO BE FED.

AND SO WE'RE WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE CITY- WIDE COORDINATOR ON WHAT TO DO TO BRING STUDENTS BACK INTO THE OF CLASSROOM.

WE'RE VERY MUCH LOOKING AT HALF DAY PROGRAMS RIGHT NOW.

BUT WE'RE LOOKING AT HALF DAY -- WE HAVE EXPLORED HALF DAY, AND TWO-DAY.

AND IF IT'S POSSIBLE, OUR PREFERENCE IS TO BRING STUD MORNING OR AFTERNOON, AND PREPARATIONS AS WELL AS.

SO IN DOING THAT, WE HAVE WRITTEN A GRANT TO GET SPECIAL CLEANING EQUIPMENT SO THAT THE ROOMS CAN BE TRANSFORMED QUICKLY.

ONE $52,000, SOLELY FOR CLEANING, SO WE CAN CLEAN THE CLASSROOM.

WE HAVE DONE A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF WORK OVER THE OTHER PROTECTIVE DEVICES AND SHIELDS AS WELL.

AND WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR?

>> IS YES, IT DOES.

IT'S THERE'S SO MUCH THAT I IMAGINE HAS IT'S SO IMPORTANT FOR US TO KNOW, LIKE HOW INVOLVED THAT WILL BE, AND WHAT'S NEEDED

>> AND WE HAVE BEEN WORKING VERY CLOSELY WITH DR. ALICIA HART'S TEAM, AND THEY HAVE BEEN FABULOUS ANSW PROVIDING INFORMATION.

WHEN DR. HUTCHINGS REFERRED TO THE POLL, WE HAVE DONE A POLL KNOW WHERE WE STAND WITH THE TEACHERS, PRE K-2 ONLY.

AND MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL, WE HAVE TO DO IT IN PHASES.

WE H UNDERSTANDING ON WHERE WE ARE ON THAT.

SO WE ARE GETTING READY TO POLL PARENTS NEXT WEEK TO ASCERTAIN WHO IS INTERESTED AND WHO WOULD BE WILLING TO SEND THE STUDENTS BACK.

I'M OVERALL DESCRIPTIONS, AND WE'R DETAILED DESCRIPTIONS ON WHAT THE PPE DESCRIPTIONS ARE, SO PEOPLE KNOW WHAT THEY'RE AGRE KNOW WHAT CAN BE EXPECTED, BUT ON H YOU'RE LOOKING AT BRINGING STUDENTS IN IN THE MORNING FOR A THREE-HOUR SESSION N.

THE MORNING AND AFTERNOON, THREE-HOUR SESSION, AND WE'RE LOOKING AT PROVIDING BREAKFAST, LUNCH, OR LUNCH/SNACK, AND BEING ABLE TO SEND CHILDREN HOME WITH DINNER AS WELL.

SO WE HAVE THE FOOD.

SO WE HAVE WORKED WITHING TRANSPORTATION, AND THEY FEEL VERY STRONGLY THAT THEY CAN DO A MORNING RUN AND A DAY RUN AND AN AFTERNOON RUN.

SO WE'RE HOPEFUL THAT WE CAN DO THOSE FOUR-DAY HALF DAY.

AND THERE ARE SO MANY MORE EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS FOR IT, BUT WE THINK IT BENEFITS OUR FAMILIES.

SO T WE'RE LOOKING AT.

BUT YOU'RE RIGHT.

EVER QUESTION, SIX MORE COME UPRIGHT BEHIND IT.

IT'S A SPIDER WEB, BUT WE'RE WORKING THROUGH EVERY SINGLE STEP OF IT, AND WE HAVE A COMMITTED TEAM.

AND PEOPLE INVOLVED, AND VERY COMMITTED TO THE OUTCOME OF THAT.

WE'RE PROBABLY LOOKING NOW, THERE WILL PROBABLY BE SOME AT THE BEGINNING OF OCTOBER, AND WE HAD HOPED LATE SEPT FRAMES HAVE BEEN LATE SEPTEMBER, EARLY OCTOBER.

AND WE'LL HAVE ALL OF THING INFORMATION THAT YOU NEED.

THAT'S MY HOPE RIGHT NOW, BUT SOMETHING WILL POP UP TOMORROW.

THAT'S WHERE WE STAND TODAY.

>> THANKS, DR. REEF?

[02:15:06]

>> WELL, THANK YOU FOR THE UPDATE, DR. HUTCHINGS, AND I JUST WANT TO THANK EVERYONE ON THE TEAM FOR ALL OF THE HARD PUTTING IN.

A NORMAL YEAR, I THINK IS VERY TIRING, ADJUSTMENTS TO THE IT'S THAT MUCH MUCH MORE CHALLENGING THIS YEAR.

SO HATS OFF TO EVERYONE FOR THE HARD WORK YOU'RE PUTT APPRECIATE IT.

AND I APPRECIATED THE FIRST SLIDE YOU ARE SHARED WITH SOME OF THE DATA POINTS, AND THE MEALS PROGRAM IS STILL DOING A FABULOUS JOB.

TH TO SUPPORT THE FAMILIES THAT WAY AND THEN THE TECH SUPPORT AS WELL.

AND TRANSITION BACK INTO 5.0 AS YOU'RE CALLING IT.

I HAVE TWO QUESTIONS, AND THE FIRST ONE IS ABOUT THE HE FEED SYNCHRONOUS LEARNING FOR THE YOUN ELEMENTARY LEARNERS, AND YOU TALKED ABOUT RECOMMENDATIONS SOLUTIONS, AND MY QUESTIONS ARE KIND OF LIKE THE PROCESS, THE TIMELINE THAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT IF THERE HAVE BEEN DISCUSSIONS ABOUT A PARENT SURVEY, AND ARE YOU LOOKING AT I KINDERGARTNERS, OR ALL THE WAY UP TO FIFTH GRADE.

AND RELATED TO STAFFING VACANCIES.

HOW MANY WE HAVE RIGHT NOW, AND IF WE ARE USING SUBSTITUTES IN ANY WAY.

>> SO LE FIRST QUESTION IN REGARDS TO - BLANK.

I'M SORRY, YES, THE EMAIL, OKAY, I GOT IT.

I'VE BEEN SITTING ON THIS ZOOM SINCE 8:00 THIS MORNING.

BUT I THINK THAT IN REGARDS TO US MAKING ANY CHANGES TO SOME OF THE FEEDBACK THAT WE'RE RECEIVING, WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT NOW, WE DID MEET WITH OUR SCHOOL LEADERS, WE MONDAY TO REALLY GET FEEDBACK FROM STAFF AND SOME OF THE EXPERIENCES THAT THEY WERE HAVING, AND I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK WITH WEDNESDAY, AND WE HAD SOT TO TALK CHALLENGES AS WELL.

AND ONE THING THAT ALL OF OUR SCHOOL LEADERS ALREADY DO, WE TRY TO HAVE OUR STAFF MAKE ADJUSTMENTS, JUST LIKE IN CLASS.

IF Y ASLEEP, YOU REACT AND YOU RESPOND TO THAT, BECAUSE WE DO WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN WE MAKE A DECISION-WIDE CHANGE, THAT WE HAVE ENOUGH

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INFORMATION DATA SO WE'RE NOT MAKING A SIGNIFICANT CHANGE EVERY WEEK.

ADJUSTMENTS IS ONE THING, AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE IF WE'RE NOTICING, AND THIS IS EVEN SOME OF OUR FAMILIES, SAYI AWAKE, AND WE ARE WORKING WITH SOME OF OUR TEACHERS TO WORK THROUGH THE ADJUSTMENTS THAT THAT SITUATION.

NEXT FRIDAY, WE'RE GOING TO BE POLLING WITH SOME OF OUR FAMILIES BECAUSE THAT WILL GIVE US THREE FULL WEEKS FOR VIRTUAL PLUS, BECAUSE THAT WILL ALLOW FOR SOME ADJUSTMENTS TO OCCUR.

WE'RE NOT SAYING THAT WE'RE MAKING ADJUSTMENTS, AND TEACHERS DO THAT ANYWAY.

THAT'S JUST A PART OF WHAT EDUCATORS DO, BUT IT WI OF FAMILIES TO BE ABLE TO REAL THEIR EXPERIENCE IS LIKE NOW.

BECAUSE SOME PEOPLE WHO HAD A CONCERN THE FIRST WEEK DON' WEEK, BECAUSE THERE OF BEEN SOME ADJUSTMENTS MADE, OR KIDS HAVE BECOME ACCLIMATED, BUT THAT GIVES US A SOLID FULL THREE WEEKS.

WE'R DATE A.

BECAUSE THAT WILL BE PART OF THE INFORMATION THAT WE'RE GOING TO PRESENT TO THE BOARD ACT 15TH, BECAUSE WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO HAVE DATA FROM STAFF, FROM STUDENTS, FROM FAMILIES WITH WHAT EARLIER, ATTENDANCE AND OF THAT NATURE TO MAKE AN INFORMING DECISION ON WHAT WE DO NEXT.

SO TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, DR. REEF, THERE WILL BE ADJUSTMENTS MADE BASED ON CONCERNS THAT THE FAMILIES ARE WIDE, AND EXPECTING TAKINGS REFINEMENTS, AND THEY WON'T HAVE AN IDEA UNTIL AFTER 3 WEEK OF VIRTUAL PLUS.

SO W OTHER ON THE DIVISION-WIDE CHANGES UNTIL AT LEAST THREE WEEKS AFTER THE VIRTUAL PLUS EXPERIENCE.

I'M SORRY.

>> I WAS REMIND YOU, THE SECOND ONE WAS ABOUT THE STAFFING, AND IF WE'RE SUBSTITUTES IN ANY WAY.

>> D CALL, AND HE CAN PROVIDE BECAUSE HE WENT THROUGH SOME OF THIS INFORMATION RECENTLY WITH OUR DATA AND DR. WILKINS, IF YOU COULD JUST VACANCY DATA.

I DON'T WANT TO QUOTE THE WRONG NUMBER.

>> A DR. HUTCHINGS, AND OVERALL, OUR STAFFING FOR THE SCHOOLS IS AT A HIGH-LEVEL, GENERALLY OVER 95%, SO THE SCHOOLS ARE READY FOR DELIVERY AND INSTRUCTION.

WITH RESPECT TO THE SURVEY FOR THE SPECIAL NEEDS OF STAFF, WE TOOK A PARTICULAR SURVEY, AND I'LL DEFER TO MISS APPROXIMATELY 30 TEACHERS, AND 32 PROF ESTIMATE ON RETURNING TO WORK, AND WE'RE WORKING TO PROVIDE A PLAN FOR THOSE IN-SCHOOL SERVICES AND THAT PROCESS WILL CONTINUE AS WE GO FORWARD IN THE WEEKS AND MONTHS AHEAD.

AND ASSESS OUR CAPACITY TO DELIVER A HYBRID MODEL.

THANK YOU.

>> I KNOW THERE WAS ANOTHER QUESTION REGARDS REGARDS TO DR. REEF, SHE ASKED ABOUT THE HR NUMBERS, BUT I BELIEVE THERE WAS A SECOND PART OF THE QUESTION, ARE WE USE SUBSTITUTES NOW TO DELIVER INSTRUCTION IN OUR SCHOOLS, OR W USING THEM.

>> THERE ARE SUBSTITUTES.

AND LET'S SAY THEY'RE NINE DAYS OR LESS, AND MORE THAN 10 DAYS, WHICH ARE CALLED LONG-TERM IT SUBSTITUTES, AND PRESENTLY, WE HAVE WORKED OUT WITH THE PRINCIPALS TO HAD SUBSTITUTES TO NINE DAYS OR LESS, AND THEY DO THAT BY REASSIGNING THE STUDENTS TO OTHE P A R A PROFESSIONALS, AND THAT'S THE SUBSTITUTES AND CONSERVE SOME DOLLARS, BUT WITH RESPECT TO THE LONG-TERM SUBSTITUTES, THOSE NEEDED FOR TEN DAYS OR MORE, LET'S SAY IF A TEAC ABSENCE BASED ON HEALTH OR A PREG PROCESS OR THAT LONG-TERM IT SUBSTITUTE ROLE IS ALWAYS, NO CHANGE TO THAT PROGRAM WHATSOEVER.

IS THANK YOU.

>> T WE'LL BE ABLE TO SHARE THAT WITH REPORT BECAUSE WE WERE NOT PREPARED TO HAVE SPECIFIC NUMBERS, AND I WOULDN'T WANT US TO GIVE NUMBERS THAT ARE INACCURATE.

SO WE COULD FOLLOW UP WITH THE BOARD WITH A SPECIFIC REPORT.

IT'S THAT.

>> I DON HANDS RIGHT NOW, SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

KEEP EVERYONE.

AND BOY, I KNOW THE WORK IS NEVER ENDING.

SO N ANNOUNCEMENTS THAT BOARD MEMBERS

[26. Announcements]

HAVE? THIS IS THE TIME, THE PLACE WE ARE IN THE AGENDA.

MISS OLDERTON.

>> THANK AND I JUST WANTED TO SHARE ABOUT A PARTICULAR POSSIBLE PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN EDUTUTOR VIRGINIA, AND ACPS.

AND ONE.

THIN TALKING ABOUT.

HOW ARE WE GOING TO SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS WHO ARE, YOU KNOW, LEARNING TO EXPERIENCE WHAT WE HAVE BEEN CALLING COVID SLIDE.

AND THIS ISSUE WAS BRAT UP TO ONE OF OUR SENATORS S.

MARK WARNER, AND HE SORT OF HAD AN IDEA IN THE CONVERSATION TO DEVELOP A PARTNERSHIP WITH GEORGE MASON IS UNIVERSITY TO WORK WITH STUDENTS WHO ARE IN THEIR TEAC WOULD LIKE TO GET SOME EXPERIENCE WITH STUDENTS, AND TUTOR STUDENTS DURING

[02:25:06]

THIS TIME.

SO E RECENT VIRGINIA BOARD MEMBERS, I THIN FOLKS TOGETHER.

GE AND OTHER FORMS OF VIRGINIA STATE DEPARTMENT EDUCATION BOARD MEMBERS, AND THEY HAVE REALLY GOTTEN GOING THEY HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH ACPS, ARLINGTON AND FAIRFAX, AND DR. HUTCHINGS DR. JULIE BERGOS, AND THEY TALKED ABOUT SOME OF OUR NOT STUDENTS AND INCREASING THE PARTNERSHIPS IN THOSE AREAS.

I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT IT, AND I'M ON THE ADVISORY BOARD FOR THIS GROUP.

AND THAT IT'S EXCITING, PEOPLE ACROSS THE STATE WHO HAVE THE MEANS AND SOME CAPABILITY OF RALLYING PEOPLE TOGETHER ARE DEFINITELY DOING THAT FOR OUR STUDENTS.

AND PARTICULARLY AROUND STUDENTS WITH DISA PARTICULARLY WHO ARE MARGINALIZED.

AND THE FOCUS IS ON GETTING SUPPORT TO THOSE GROUPS, SO I WA APPRECIATION TO ACPS, SLT FOLKS, WHO I KN HAVE A LOT GOING ON, AND WE HAVE A LOT OF PARTNERSHIPS, JUST CONTINUING TO EXPLORE THAT POSSIBILITY AND ADD AS MUCH SUPPORT FOR OUR KIDS AS P GRATEFUL FOR THAT.

AND THAT'S GOOD NEWS.

>> G SHARING THAT GOOD NEWS, DR. HUTCHINGS.

>> THE WORK SESSION, THERE WAS ONE QUESTION, ABOUT KLEPPER AND CANVAS AND THE COMPONENT.

AND I WANTED DR. HOOPER TO RESPOND TO THAT BECAUSE I'M SURE COMMITTEE ARE ASKING TO.

>> SO TU FRIDAY, IS TEACHERS TAKE ATTENDANCE TO POWER SCHOOL AS THEY NORMALLY WOULD, AND THE CHALLENGE IS ON MONDAY TO THE ASYNCHRONOUS WORK SO, THE EASIEST WAY TO PULL UP THE DATA IS TO PULL IT UP IN CLEV CANVAS AND CAPTURE IT.

AND ELEMENTARY, AND THE REASON WE'RE CHALLENGING TO PULL IT FROM CAN VIDEO, IF YOU'RE A SECONDARY STUDENT, YOU MAY HAVE SEVEN CLASSES, AND WE DON'T WANT THE STUDENTS TO LOG INTO ALL SEVEN COURSES ON MONDAYS, SO IT MAY NOT BE PERFECT, AND WE'RE WORKING THROUGH EVERYTHING AS WE ALL ARE THROUGH THIS NEW PROC PROCESS, AND THAT'S THE BEST WAY CAPTURE ATTENDANCE.

>> GREAT.

OKAY, IT LOOKS LIKE THAT'S IT FOR THE QUESTIONS, AND SO

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NOW IT'S TIME FOR US TO AR ADJOURN OUR MEETING, SO CAN I GET A MOTION?

>> MADAM CHAIR, I MOVE THAT WE ADJOURN THE MEETING.

>> SECOND.

>> MR. SUAREZ SECONDS THE MOVE TO ADJOURN THE MEETING.

ANDERSON S.

YES, NOLAN.

>> YES -- YES, GREEN, YES.

WEBBER, YES.

REEF THORNTON, YES.

THAT'S YES AND ONE ABSENT.

AND SESSION THAT'S SUPPOSED TO END IN NINE MINUTES, AND I'M SO SORRY FOR THAT, FOR THE STAFF.

SO LET'S -- I THINK PEOPLE COULD USE A BREAK.

JUST A QUICK LITTLE BREAK, SO LET'S MEET AGAIN AT 7:00.

OKAY? ALL RIGHT.

THAN HERE.

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