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IT'S REALLY CRAZY TO THINK ABOUT THAT FAR AWAY, BUT

[1. FY 2022-2031 CIP Budget Priorities--30 mins.]

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THAT'S WHERE WE ARE, SO WITH THE FIRST GOAL IN THE AREA OF SYSTEMIC ALIGNMENT, WITH THE BUILDING UPGRADES, MAKI SYSTEMIC ALIGNMENT AND PREP ENVELOPE WITH SAFETY AND SECURITY, AND WE'RE REALLY ABLE TO TARGET WHERE THE HIGHEST NEED S.

AND NOT ALWAYS NECESSARILY WHERE WE HEAR FROM, BECAUSE WE HAVE A LOT OF BUIL SIGNIFICANT NEEDS.

IN INSTRUCTIONAL, THE BOARD HAS TECHNOLOGY UPGRADES, WHICH CERTAINLY CAME IN HANDY THIS YEAR FOR DR. HOOVER AND HER TEAM AND ALL OF THE WORK THAT WE HAD TO DO KIND OF UNKNOWINGLY TO PREPARE FOR THIS PANDEMIC, AND THOSE TWO THINGS WILL STILL BE MAINTAINED IN CAPITAL ONE HE WANT AND BE SIGNIFICANT AREAS FOR US TO FOCUS ON.

FOR STUDENT ACCESSIBILITY AND SUPPORT, JUST THINKING SOME OF THE ADA PROMPTS THAT WE STILL HAVE, WHETHER IT BE ACCESS TO THE FACILITY ITSELF, OR PLAYGROUNDS THAT WE CONSIDER IT BE FUNCTIONS FOR OUR SCHOOLS AND LEARNERS.

AS FAR AS TRANSPORTATION, WE HAVE ALL OF OUR VEHICLES, AND TRANSPORTATION IS ONE OF THE THINGS ONCE WE GET BACK TO SCHOOL THAT WILL BE AN ACCESSIBILITY COMPONENT FOR OUR STUDENTS TO GET TO SCHOOL.

IN ALIGNMENT WITH STRATEGIC RESOURCE ALLOCATION, OUR CAPACITY WILL CONTINUE TO BE A MAJOR FOCUS, AND MODERNIZATIONS, AND HOW WE MAXIMIZE THE POTENTIAL ON OUR REPAIR, BE ABLE TO REPAIR A BUIL NEED, BUT ADD CAPACITY.

SO WE CAN BRO OUR CAPACITY IN NEED AND BE STRATEGIC WITH THAT, AND TO HAVE THE SUPPORT FOR CAPITAL BUDGET INNING COMMUNICATIONS NEEDED ON THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PR NEEDING TO MAKE BUILDING WHAT WE NEED TO AS WELL TO M ADEQUATELY REACHING OUT TO OUR FAMILIES AND ENGAGING THEM, AS WELL AS PLANNING FOR FUTURE PROMPTS AND ASSURING -- PROJECTS AND ASSURING TRANS APPEARANCE THROUGHOUT OTHER PROJECTS.

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I'M GOING TO SHARE ONE OTHER DOCUMENT.

AND LAST WEEK, DR. HUTCHINGS SHARED A MEMO WITH THE CITY MANAGER REGARDING OUR DOUGLAS MCARTHUR MODERNIZATION PROJECT.

AND PARMED IN THAT AND IT'S POSTED HERE FOR EVERYONE TO SEE, AND WE CURRENTLY, BASED ON OUR LATEST DESIGN, AND AS I SAID IN THE PREVIOUS AGEN PHASE BEFORE YOU GET TO THE CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS, I'M YOUR FINAL DESIGN, AND ESTIMATES, A 5-$7 MILLION COST EXPO SOMETHING THAT WE'LL CONTINUE TO WORK BRING THE BUILDING DOWN.

WE H SIGNIFICANTLY, AND WE HOPE THAT WE CAN CONTINUE ON THAT PATH AND TRAJECTORY.

WE'RE STILL BUILDING A LOT OF CONTINGENCY IN THE BUDGET AT T IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE THAT SO WE DON'T THINK WE CAN MEET AN EXACT NUMBER AT THIS POIN UNFORESEEN CONDITIONS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

WITH YOU WE.

TO Y MILLION, WE'LL BE ABLE TO BRING THAT QUESTIONS ABOUT IT, HAVE TO DO THE INCREASED SITE COSTS, AND THIS IS THE FIRST UNDERGROUND PARK MAKING UP $9 MILLION OF THE ESTIMATE WE HAVE RECEIVED AND WE HAVE INCREASED IS IT SQUARE FOOT AN, AND PART OF THAT WAS THE CONSTRUCTION THAT BUILDING, IN ALIGNMENT WITH OUR EQUI PLAN, AND JUST TALKING TO THE DEPA NEEDS, BUT ALSO IN GENERAL, OUR BUILDING AS AN ORIENTATION AND THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO PRIORITIZE, AND THE CONSTRUCTION COSTS CONTINUE TO GO UP, AND WE ARE HOPING AND WE MAY SEE SOME SAVINGS, BASED ON THE AMOUNT OF WORK THAT WILL BE HAPPENING, GIVEN COVID-19 AND THE ECONOMIC IMPACTS, BUT THOSE ARE NOT THINGS THAT WE CAN REALLY PLAN ON RIGHT NOW.

YOU ALL HAVE THIS MEMO AND YOU HAD IT LAST WEEK, AND IT'S WANTED TO WORK THROUGH AND BE TRANSPARENT WHERE WE ARE IN THE PROCESS, ESPECIALLY WHERE THE CITY COUNCIL WAS GETTING READY TO APPROVE THAT.

SO WITH THAT, I WILL TAKE ANY QUESTIONS.

>> I WAN ENJOYED YOUR LISTENING TO AN SATURDAY, AND IT'S ALWAYS RIA ANSWERING THE QUESTIONS.

SO I HAVE DR. REEF WITH A QUESTION.

>> T PRESENTATION, AND THAT WAS GREAT.

I GU HAVE.

ONE, THE FIRST ONE IS ABOUT THE MCARTHUR PROJECT.

IT SEEMS LIKE THIS HAPPENS A LOT, WHERE WE HAVE A COST ESTI BEING A LOT MORE, AND I'M JUST WONDERING WHAT STEPS WE'RE GOING TO BE TAKING IN THE FUTU THAT, AND THEN MY SECOND QUES NON-CAPACITY PROJECTS.

LAST UPGRADES, WHAT WERE WE WERE WORKING ON THAT, AND LAST YEAR, WE HAD TARGETED THE CONDITION ASSESSMENTS, AND WE HAD THIS PRIORITIZATION OF THE PROJECTS, AND ALL OF THE PRIORITY ONE PROJECTS, WE WERE GOING TO TRY GOAT DONE IN FY21, AND THEN WHAT HAPP PRIORITY 2 BECOME PRIORITY 1? I WAS WONDERING HOW YOU'RE THINKING THROUGH THAT PROC BUDGET CYCLE AND I REALIZED THAT WE HAD THIS MEETING COMING UP WITH COUNCIL, THIS JOINT MEETING, WHICH IS GOING TO BE HERE BEFORE WE KNOW IT ON OCTOBER 21ST, AND LAST YEAR, WORKING THROUGH THAT PIEC PRIORITIZATION PROCESS WITH THE DIFF THROUGHOUT OUR SCHOOLS, IT WAS A LITTLE UNCLEAR FOR COUNCIL, SO I WANT TO GIVE OURSELVES EN GOING INTO THAT MEETING WITH THEM.

IF Y THOSE TWO THINGS.

>> ABSOLUTELY.

THANKS FOR THE QUESTION.

I ALSO ENJOYEDER ANSWERING ALL OF THOSE QUESTIONS ON SATURDAY, MISS ANDERSON, SO THANK YOU FOR WATCHING.

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AS F ADDRESS THE DOUGLAS MCARTHUR MODERNIZATION PROJECT AND THE COST ESTIMATES, WE HAVE KIND OF GONE THROUGH PHASES, SO A LOT OF THE THINGS THAT WE HAVE DONE ALREADY, WE HAVE REDUCED THE SQUARE FOOTAGE IN THE HALLWAY SO WE HAVE GONE FROM 10-FOOT WIDE HALLWAYS TO 8-FOOT WIDE HALLWAYS, WHICH IS SOME WANT TO DO DURING THE PAND REDUCED THE HEIGHT OF FLOOR-TO-CEILING TO REDUCE SOME OF THE SPACES, WE HAVE REDU PARKING GARAGE AND LOOKED AT MULTIPLE DIFFERENT MATERIALS IS CHOICES AND ELIMINATED THAT LITTLE BIT MORE CUSTOM, SO GOING INTO THE FUTURE AND HAVING TURNED OVER A LOT OF STONES ALRE THINGS AND IT SACRIFICE THAT'S WE MIGHT HAVE TO MAKE SO, SOME OF THE THINGS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

MAYB SPACES IN THE PARKING IS GARAGE AND IF WE GO DOWN FURTHER, WHAT'S THAT IMPACT ON THE STAFF? MAYBE WE HAVE TO DO DOUBLE STAFFED PARKING, AND A LOT OF PEOPLE DON'T LIKE IT, AND IT'S AN OPERATIONAL CHAL SOMETHING THAT WE DO AT JOHN ADAMS AND THOSE SPACES ARE FILLED.

WE'LL CONTINUE TO LOOK AT THINGS IN THE BUILDING.

THERE ARE A LOT OF ELEMENTS IN THE BUILDING SUCH AS GLAS SHEDS THROUGH THE BUILDING THRO FOREST AND MAYBE SOME OF THOSE THINGS HAVE TO COME OUT AND BE ELIMINATED.

DURI PROJECT, WE REDUCED ALL SPACES BY 1 SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE TO LOOK AT.

SO THOSE ARE THE TYPES OF THINGS, AND REQUIREMENTS THAT WE HAVE FROM THE CITY THAT MAYBE WE WORK WITH THEM OR EXPLORE MORE WITH WHAT THAT COULD LOOK LIKE, SUCH AS UNDERGROUND UTILITIES AND OTHER THINGS THAT WE'RE REQUIRED TO DO AS PART OF THE DEVELOPMENT.

AND ASIDE FROM THAT, AS WE HAVE MORE INFORMATION, WE'LL GET NUMBER, AND HOPEFULLY AND OF THE REDUCE, AND WE CAN SEE SOME COST SAVINGS THROUGH THE NATURAL FLOW OF THE PROJECT.

AS W REASONS IT MAY HAVE FELT LIKE, AND AFTER SOME OF THE COST INFORMATION, AND IT MAY HAVE FELT LIKE WE WERE NOT SHARING ENOUGH WITH THEM.

THIS IS A CONSTRUCTION MARGE AT RISK CONSTRUCTION PROJECT.

AND SO IF WE START TALKING PUBLICLY ABOUT ADDING MONEY OR K GOING TO BE A CERTAIN COST ESCALATION, IT DOESN'T REAL INCENTIVIZE THEM TO CONTINUE TO WORK TO GET THAT NUMBER DOWN.

SO WE WANTED TO WORK WITH THEM AS MUCH AS WE COULD BE PRIOR TO GOING INTO THE GNP PROCESS.

WE S BEFORE WE'LL BE PREPARING THE FINAL FULL BUILDING BID AND ALL OF THOSE THINGS WILL BE COMPETITIVELY BID WILL YOU RCM AND HOPEFULLY WE'LL GET THROUGH A FINAL SUCCESSFUL NEGOTIATION WITH THEM.

IT'S RARE THAT YOU DON'T GET TO THE SUCCESSFUL WITH THE MANAGE STOCK MARKET TEAM, BUT IF WE CAN'T GET TO THE NUMBER WHERE IT NEEDS TO BE, THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE'LL NEED TO LOOK AT.

SO THAT'S ALL OF THE THINGS ON THAT, AND REGARDING THE FACI PRIORITIZATION, FACILITIES TEAM WORKED REALLY HARD LAST YEAR ON MAKING SURE THAT WE HAD THE APPLYING THAT TO OUR FACILITIES EVEN OUTSIDE THAT WERE NOT INCLUDED AS PART OF THE CONDITION IT ASSESSMENTS, SO THE WAY THOSE HAVE KIND OF FALLEN, AND HE JUST TURNED HIS CAMERA ON, SO HE CAN JUMP IN TOO, BUT WE PUT ALL OF THE PRIORITY PROJECTS ON TH FUNDING THAT WE HAVE DONE THROUGH THE SUMMER, WAS THAT PRIORITY ONE WORK, AND IS IT I THINGS CHANGED OVERTIME COURSE OF A YEAR IN OUR FACILITIES SO, CERTAINLY WE'LL BE RELOOKING AT ALL OF THOSE PROJECTS, BUT STILL THROUGH THAT LENS AND APPLYING THE PRIORITY.

MR. FINNEGAN, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WANTED TO JUMP IN ON ANY OF THAT.

>> I WOU YES, WE HAVE SOME OF THOSE PRIORITY ONE PROJECTS WERE BUILDING PROJECTS, SO IT WAS THE MOVING ON TO WINDOWS, AND

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THOS PRIORITY ONE ISSUES, WE HAVE MORE THAT WE'RE TRYING TO GET TO, AND THERE ARE ALSO SOME THAT DRAINAGE, AND WE HAVE CHRONIC PROB SCHOOLS, --

>> G ACTUALLY, I KNOW THAT YOU HAVE A QUESTION, MISS LOREBER

>> I'M S SATURDAY.

AND IT SOUNDS LIKE -- CAN YOU HEAR ME? AM I FROZEN.

>> NO, YOU'RE FINE, AND YOU STARTED OUT A LITTLE SLOW.

BUT FINE NOW.

>> QUESTION, CAN YOU GIVE ME A COMPARATIVE FIGURE FOR HALL WIDTH? SO IT SOUNDS SCARY WHEN YOU REDUCE THE WITH THE OF THE HALLS, GIVEN WHAT HAPPENED TO TC WILLIAMS, AND LIKE FOR EXAMPLE WHAT IS THE CURRENT HALL WIDTH AT MCARTHUR ELEMENTARY NOW VERSUS -- ITS GOING FROM 10 TO 8? IS THAT WHAT YOU SAID?

>> YES.

>> YEAH, BE? WHAT ARE THE HALL WIDTHS AT MCARTHUR NOW, ARE THEY 8?

>> I ANSWER, BUT I WOULD IMAGINE THAT RIGHT NOW, THAT MAIN HALLWAY, WHEN YOU WALK IN, THAT'S ABOUT AN 8, BUT THE HALLWAYS WITH THE CLASSROOMS ARE MAYBE CLOSER TO A 6 OR A 7-FOOT.

SO A LITTLE BIT BIGGER THAN WHAT THEY ARE NOW.

BUT I'LL CHECK ON THAT.

>> I HAVE TO SAY THAT KIND OF SCARED ME A LITTLE BIT, BUT THE OTHER QUESTION, IT MAY BE LANGUAGE, I'M NOT SURE, BUT I HAD ASKED THIS AT THE VERY BEGINNING.

MCARTHUR PROJECTS, WHEN WE TALKED ABOUT SPECIAL INST SPACE, IS IT THAT WE'RE MOVING CITY WHILED PROGRAMS TO HAD MCARTHUR, BECAUSE IN GENE INCLUDED IN THE CLASSROOM, BUT HOWE PROGRAMS, THERE'S A NEED FOR PR FACILITIES WHEN THEY'RE LEAR CETERA.

SO I'M WONDERING, THAT WHAT THE PLAN IS SO MOVE CITY-WIDE PROGRAMS THERE?

>> ERICA, IF IT WILL HELP YOU, I WOULD BE HAPPY TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION.

>> YES PLEASE, THANK YOU.

>> A CITY-WILD CLASSROOMS AND BUILDINGS ALL OVER THE DISTRICT.

AND SCHOOLS THAT WE DON'T HAVE CITY WIDE CLASSROOMS IN AT THE TIME AND MCARTHUR IS ONE OF THOSE IT SCHOOLS.

HE KELLY HAD A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF CITY-WIDE CLAS DECISION THAT WE WOULD SPREAD OUT THE CITY-WIDE CLASSROOMS AND SO WE'RE MOVING THREE OF THEM FROM CORA KELLY TO MCARTHUR, AND THOSE ARE SPEC CLASSROOMS FOR THOSE CLASSES, AND THEY STUDENTS FROM K-5.

>> THANK YOU, AND I FIGURED THAT WAS THE CASE.

THANKS.

>> MISS GREEN.

>> THANK YOU.

I HAD A QUESTION ABOUT THE TRANSPORTATION AND WHERE WE AR WHERE THE CONTRACT IS CONC HOLD? IS T COULD SAVE MONEY? WE'RE NOT IN SCHOOL RIGHT NOW, AND DO WE HAVE ALTE MAKING OUR OWN BUSES TO TRANSPORT OUR STUDENTS IN I WAS JUST WONDERING, JUST AN UPDATE ON TRANSPORTATION.

>> GO AHEAD.

>> GOOD EVENING, MISS GREEN, SO WE ARE CURRENTLY LOOKING AT THAT PARTICULAR CONTRACT AND WAYS TO EITHER AMEND THE CONTRACT BASED ON THE FACT THAT WE'RE NOT IN TRAD NOW, TO SEE WHERE WE COULD POTENTIALLY SAVE.

WE HAVE BEEN HAVING ON GOING MEETINGS WITH OURSELVES, THAT PARTICULAR VENDER AND THE GERMAN TEAM TO SEE WHAT

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OUR OPTIONS R.

AND WE THINK THAT WE'LL LAND ON A FINAL DECISION IN ONE TO TWO WEEKS AND ABLE TO REPORT THAT OUT TO DR. HUTCHENS AND THE BOARD.

BUT YES, WE'RE DEFINITELY LOOKING AT THAT CONTRACT.

>> THANK YOU.

>> YOU'RE WELCOME.

>> ONE POINT I JUST WANT TO MAKE, IT'S IMPORTANT TO STAY TRUE TO THIS, WE WERE TRYING TO INFORM THE CITY COUNCIL ABOUT THE 7-DAY IT ESTIMATE OVER RAJ, SO THERE WERE NO SURPRISES.

BECAUSE WE DIDN'T WANT TO BE IN A SITUATION WHERE FIVE MONTHS FROM NOW, LET'S SAY THAT THEY GO OVER, THEY WERE NEVER INFORMED THAT THAT WAS A BE POSSIBILITY.

AND THEY WERE TRYING TO BE MORE ACTIVE.

THE TRYING TO NOT BE IN THAT SPACE, AND WE WANTED TO GIVE THE ESTIMATE THAT WE GOT FROM OUR CONS RIGHT NOW, BUT THERE ARE STILL SO MANY OTHER THINGS OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS THAT THROUGH, INCLUDING SOME OF THE ASSU CONTINGENCIES THAT WERE PUT INTO THE ESTI STILL HAVE TO WORK THROUGH THAT.

SO I WANT US TO, IN LIEU OF US STRIVING TO IT FIND 5-$7 MILLION, AND MR. TURNER SAID THAT YOU CAN'T FIND MONE INFORM PERSON, AND LET US MAKE SURE THROUGH THE ASSUMPTIONS AND THE CONTINGENCIES AND MAYBE SOME OF THE ADJUSTMENTS THAT MIGHT BE ABLE TO BE MADE SO THAT WE'RE NOT MAKING THE ASSU MILLION -- THAT'S THE POINT THAT I WANT TO MAKE, ESPECIALLY SINCE WE'RE STILL GOING THRO CONSTRUCTION.

>> NEXT, SON.

>> T CHAIRMAN, AND MY QUESTION, I'M KIND OF CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS RELATED SO IT WOULD BE RELATED AS WELL.

AND APOLOGIZE IF THIS WAS MENTIONED, BUT I'M ALWAYS THINKING ABOUT COVID NOW, AND I'M WONDERING IF THERE'S ANY THOUGHT FOR ANY OF THESE THAT CONSIDERING AS A BOARD AS WE DEAL WITH NEW BUILDINGS, AS WELL AS PRIORITIZING NEEDS FOR CURRENT BUILDINGS THAT ARE RELATED TO ADJUSTMENTS THAT WOULD NEED TO BE MADE FOR SOMETHING LIKE COVID? SOME OF THE EXAMPLE THAT'S I'VE HEARD, HEPA FILTERS, AND MAKING SURE THAT H VACS ARE REALLY IN TIP TO SHAPE, AIR CLEAN AND ALL OF THESE THINGS.

SO I'M WONDERING, WHAT DO WE AS A BOARD NEED TO THINK ABOUT WITH REGARD TO THAT, DOES THAT NEED TO BE PART OF THE PRIORITY DISCUSSION?

>> E LITTLE BIT MORE, BUT WE'RE LOOK WITHIN THE SCHOOLS, AND ALL OF THE CONDITION THAT'S COVID BRINGS, WITH THE EXPEDITING SOME OF THOSE PROJECTS, BUT DR. HART, CAN YOU ELABORATE ON THAT, PLEASE? WITH SYSTEMS OPERATING THE WAY THEY SHOULD, WITH THE WAY THAT MAINSTREAM IS BEING DONE, AND LOOKING AT FILT OPPORTUNITIES TO INSTALL AIR PURIFICATION SYSTEMS WHERE POSSIBLE, AGAIN A LOT OF THIS IS GOING TO DEPEND ON FUNDING, BEING THAT WE DO HA FUNDING AND WE HAVE TO PRIORITIZE ALONG WITH PPE AND OTHER DIFFERENT THINGS THAT FACILITIES CURRENTLY.

IN TERMS OF THE FUTURE FOR CONSIDERATION, HONESTLY, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT'S IT STILL A CONSIDERATION FOR US, DIFFERENT TRENDS IN THE THIS NATION, AND LOOKING AT WHERE WE'RE BUILT INTO THE CIP.

IN PROGRAM WHERE WE'RE IN THE DEVELOPMENT STAGE, BUT I CAN'T OFFHAND GIVE YOU ANY SPECIFIC EXAMPLES BUT I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT WE WANT TO SEE WHAT RECOMMENDATIONS ARE COMING OUT OF THE INDUSTRY.

WE D INSTANCE, WE TYPICALLY WANT TO LOOK AT ENERGY CONSERVATION IN THE BUILDINGS, AND WE HAVE CLOSE SINKS, WITH THE WATER

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DISTRIBUTION, BUT THAT'S NOT NECESSARILY THE BEST MODEL WHEN HYGIENE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE STUDENTS ARE WASHING THEIR NOT HANDS, SO WE NEED TO BALANCE SUSTAINABILITY AT THE FACILITIES TO BE SURE THAT WE CAN NAVIGATE THROUGH HOPEFULLY NEVER AGAIN, BUT ANOT HAPPENS, SO DEFINITELY FLUID.

AND THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT.

>> IF I JOHN.

I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY ONE OF THE GREAT THINGS ABOUT DOUGLAS MCARTHUR AND WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT SINCE THE BE INDIVIDUAL BATHROOMS THROUGHOUT THE BUILDING, AND THERE ARE NO GROUP BATHROOMS. SO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT, YOU KNOW, PLANNING FOR THESE KINDS OF PANDEMICS, I THINK IT'S A NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL CONVERSATION ON BUILDING CODE.

AND IN GENERAL WITH ALL OF OUR ARCHITECTS DESIGNS, AND THAT THAT WE HAVE BEEN ABLE TO INCO CLASSROOMS THAT ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO MEET THE STANDARD AND 100 TO 150 SQUARE FEET BIGGER THAN BE CURRENTLY.

AND THAT'S ONE OF THE THINGS WITH THE FUTURE BUILDINGS THAT WE'LL BE CONSIDERING.

GO AHEAD, JOHN.

>> A THINGS, WE'RE WORKING WITH BUIL FILTERS, SO THERE'S A LOT OF FILT MARKET THAT ARE VERY GOOD FOR OUR COVID AND OTHER AIRBORNE ISSUES, BECAUSE THE FILT IMPROVED.

BUT ONE THING THAT WE HAVE TO CONSIDER IS OUR OLDER SYSTEMS SO, SOMETIMES YOU GET SOME OF THESE FILTERS IN, BUT HANDLE THE NEW PRESSURE, SO SOMETIMES TAKING ON SOME OF THESE THINGS, THERE WILL BE ADJOINING COSTS.

AND WE'RE ALSO LOOKING AT UV LIGHT AND SOME OTHER TH VIRUSES.

THANK YOU.

BRIN PARTNERS INTO THE BUILDINGS, AND PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND ALL OF THE COMPLICATION THAT'S COME ALONG WITH THE GLOBAL PANDEMIC AND THE FACILITIES PIECE, AND FOR US TO BE AT A PLACE WHERE WE DIDN'T ALWAYS GET IT RIGHT WITH FACILITIES, AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT'S WELL-KNOWN IN OUR COMMUNITY THAT WE'RE STILL COMING OUT OF THAT, AND I HAVE TO SAY HATS OFF TO ALL OF YOU FOR PERSEVERING AND MAKING THIS WORK AND

[2. FY 2021 - 2026 Fiscal Forecast--30 mins.]

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MAKING IT HAPPEN.

AND DR. HART, I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR TAKING ON THIS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.

I'VE PHENOMENAL JOB AND YOU TRANSITIONED INTO IT, AND IT'S AS IF IT'S WHERE YOU ARE MEANT TO BE.

SO I WORK AND YOU BRINGING THE TEAM TOGETHER COLLABORATIVELY, AND REALLY SETTING THE STAGE FOR WHAT THE GOLD STAMP FOR WHAT FACILITIES AND OPERATIONS SHOULD BE IN THE ALEXANDRIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS, AND YOU'VE BEEN THERE THERE FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME.

>> AND I WANT TO THANK THE TEAM AS WELL.

I'M NOTHING WITH OUT THE SIX DIRECTORS WHAT WORK WITH TH DEFINITELY A TEAM IS EFFORT.

AND WE'RE COMMITTED TO IT IMPROVING THE DEPARTMENT AND DOING THE BEST.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY.

>> GREAT.

THANK YOU.

NEXT UP, WE HAVE THE FISCAL FORECAST, SO --

>> T CHAIRMAN, AND WE ARE GOING TO BRING IN MR. TURNER AND THE FINANCE TEAM, SO BRINGING IN THE FISCAL FORECAST.

AND SETTING THE STAGE FOR THE PROC BUDGET, SO WE ALWAYS HAVE TO MAKE BEGINNING BUT I'M GOING TO TURN THINGS OVER TO MR. TURNER TO GET US STARTED ON THE PRELIMINARY FISCAL FORECAST.

>> T EVENING, EVERYBODY, AND THAT'S ABSO DR. HUTCHENS, IN THE SO JUST TO GET US STARTED WHERE WE ARE WITH EXPENDITURES AND MODELS, WHAT WE CURRENTLY V.

AND THE FURTHER WE GET AWAY FROM YEAR CLOUDIER IT GETS SO, THE PROJECTION WITH FISCAL YEAR 22, 23, IT WILL BE CLEARER AND SO T ADJUST OUR REVENUE DOWN, TO LOOK ECONOMIC RECOVERY WILL TAKE.

THE PROVIDED SALES BE TAX REVENUE PR THAT THEY WOULD BE DOWN $2.2 MILLION IN THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR, AND SLIGHTLY MORE 2022.

WHILE OTHER SCHOOL DIVISIONS WILL HAVE TO ADJUST THEIR CURRENT BUDGET, DOWN TO LESS REVENUE, WE HAVE ALREADY PROJECTED THIS ADDRESS BACK IN MAY, AND ADOPTED OUR BUDGET RECOGNIZING THAT WE HAVE RECEIVED LESS STATE REVE THIS TIME, WE DON'T HAVE TO REVISIT OUR 2021 BUDGET BUT WE HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION TO RECEIPTS IN THE SCHOOL YEAR TO SEE IF ANYTHING NEEDS TO BE DONE IN THE CURRENT YEAR.

TIME WHAT THE MODEL FORECAST IS.

IT W PERSONNEL SIDE AND THAT REPRESENTS ABOUT 90% OF OUR BUDGET, SO COMPENSATION ASSUMPTIONS DRIVE MOST OF THE EXPEND YOU'RE GROWTH.

AND HERE AT ACPS, WE WANT TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE WITH OUR EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION PACKAGES, AND EVERY STEP HERE AT ACPS IS 2.46%, AND AT THE BOTTOM OF THE STEPS IS A 3% INCREASE, AND AS YOU GETS TO THE TOP OF THE SCALE, IT'S HALF PERCENT INCREASE, AND THROUGHOUT T.

AND THE MARKET ADJUSTMENT, WE WANT TO REMAIN COMPETITIVE IN THE AREA.

THE ROBERT.

ON T COMPETITION PACKAGE, WE HAVE OUR EMPLOYEE BENEFITS, AND THIS INCLUDES HEALTH COSTS, DE AND MEDICARE, AND THIS IS A PAYROLL TAX, AND WE ASSUME, IF WE'RE GOING TO ASSUME A PAY GOING TO HAVE TO PAY THE INCR THAT INCREASED SALARY AS WELL.

AND RETIREMENT AND EMPLOYER SUPPLEMENTAL RETIREMENT.

SO W DIFFERENT THINGS FOR THAT, SO HEALTHCARE AND DENTAL COSTS CONTINUE TO RISE, WITH THE CURRENT FISCAL YEAR, FISCAL YEAR 20/21, THE HEALTHCARE COSTS UP 9%, AND DENTAL, UP 8%, AND WE'RE PROJECTING THAT FORWARD SO.

THAT WOULD MEAN THAT EVEN IF NOTHING ELSE CHANGED, WE WOULD HAVE TO PAY MORE MONEY TO PROVIDE EMPLOYEE BENEFITS THERE.

SO V SYSTEM, THEY ADOPT A NEW RATE EVER RATE IS NOT CHANGING, AND THAT RATE IS THE SAME FOR 21 AND 22.

SO T GOING INTO 22.

BUT OBVIOUSLY, IN THE OUT YEARS, 23-26, THAT COULD CHANGE DEPENDING ON HOW THE MARKET REACTS AND SO FORTH.

SO THEY HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE FUNDING THEY'RE GETT RETIREMENT SYSTEM IS ENOUGH TO COVER THE RELIABILITY OF THE RETIREE.

NEXT SLIDE PLEASE, ROBERT SO THE LAST PART OF OUR

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PERSONNEL SIDE, THE STAFFING TO MATCH THE ENROLLMENT.

SO OUR STAFFING.

AND CHART, HOWEVER N.

REALITY, WHEN WE PUT OUR BUDGET TOGETHER, THAT'S NOT WHAT WE HAVE BEEN DOING IN THE PAST FEW YEARS.

ONE OF THE WAYS WE TRY TO CONTROL THE EXPENDITURES, AND THE DEFICIT EACH YEAR IS FOR THE 09%, ENROLLMENT AS YOU SEE, AMOUNT THAT WE HAVE TO TRY TO EITH REVENUE TO SUPPORT, OR FIND WAYS TO F BUDGET, SO IN THE LAST TWO YEARS, WE HAVE REALLY SLOWED THE RATE OF OUR STAFF GROWTH BECAUSE WE WANTED TO FOCUS THE AREAS OF STAFF GROWTH FOR ACPS.

AND NOT JUST MATCHING THE ENROLLMENT GROUP.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE, AND NOW TRANSITIONING TO THE ON NON- PERSONNEL ITEMS, AND THIS REPRESENTS ROUGHLY 10% OF OUR BUDGET.

AND THE NON-PERSONNEL ITEMS INCLUDE RENT AND LEASES AND SO FORTH.

THESE SURFACES DON'T PLAY A VERY LARGE ROLE IN OUR MODEL, BUT WE DO NEED TO HAVE THEM IN THE MODEL.

BECAUSE JUST LIKE ERICA JUST SAID O.

THE CAPITAL IMPR CONSTRUCTION COSTS INCREASE, AND THAT LEADS TO NEEDING FUNDS TO FINISH CERTAIN CAPITAL PROJECTS, AND THE SAME THING ON THE OPERATING IT SIDE AS WELL.

AS THAT IN ON T WELL.

OUR MODEL USES A 2% COST FOR INFLATION ON THESE NON- AGAIN, CERTAIN YEARS, INFLATION MAY BE LESS THAN 2%, AND SOMETIMES GREATER THAN 2%, BUT TYPICALLY, IT'S ABOUT THE AVERAGE, 2, 2 AND A HALF PERCENT SEEMS TO BE THE RATE OF INFLATION DUE TO OF MOST MODELS.

LASTLY, WE HAVE TO FACTOR IN THE IMPACTS OF OUR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS, SO WE ARE OPENING NEW SCHOOLS, AND GYMS, AND AS WE INCREASE THE BLUEPRINT, IT COMES WITH INCREASED COSTS ON THE OPERATING SIDE.

AND THAT INCREASES WHAT WE HAVE TO PAY ON THE OPERATING SIDE.

SO FACTORING THESE PROJECTS AS WELL, THEY PLAY A SMALL ROLE, BUT IT'S IMPORTANT TO CAPTURE THEM AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

NEXT SLIDE, ROBERT.

SO LASTLY, IN OUR REVENUE EXPENDITURES, LEADING TO A GAP OF $12 MILLION THAT WILL HAVE TO BE SLOWED.

AND THIS YEAR, IT WILL BE EXTREMELY DIFFICULT AS THERE WILL LIKELY BE NO REVENUE GROWTH BUT A DECREASE.

WE'RE WAITING FOR GUIDANCE, WHICH HAS NOT BEEN RELEASED YET.

BUT WE HAVE TO PREPARE FOR THE ROLE THAT COVID HAS PLAYED ON THE ECONOMY.

20, 22, THE STATE SALES TAX PROJECTION, IT SHOWS A LITT MILLION INCREASE FOR US ON THE STATESIDE.

SO T REDUCTIONS, SO IF WE HAVE FLAT REVENUE, OR IF WE HAVE AN INCREASE, IT'S GOING TO MAKE IT MORE DIFFICULT TO PAY FOR THINGS THAT WE KNOW ARE GOIN HEALTH BENEFITS, AND WE HAVE TO COVE EMPLOYEES, SO IF THE REVENUE STAY THESE ITEMS THAT ARE REALLY NOT DISCRETIONARY, TO IT FOCUS ON THE PRIORITIES THAT WERE DISC SESSION, TO THAT END, WE WILL BE R FUNDS ON THE GRANTS SIDE, ONE OF T GRANT'S OFFICE, WITH HUFFMAN AND

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CARD HALF A MILLION DOLLARS GRANT REAM, AND THEN ON THE GEAR AND CARES FUNDING, WE HAVE BEEN RECEIVING FUNDING FOR THAT AS WELL.

SO WE ALWAYS TRY TO GROW OUR REVENUE, AS THE LAST WORK SESSION, BUT WE DEFINITELY HAVE TO BE AWARE THAT THE ECONOMIC SITUATIONING BOTH LOCALLY AND AROUND THE STATE S.

GOING TO BE PRESENTING CHALLENGES FOR US AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

THANK YOU.

>> WELL, WAY TO GET TO THE END OF THE EVENING, HUH? OH, MY.

ALL RIGHT.

WHAT QUESTIONS DO WE HAVE FOR MR. TURNER? ALL RIGHT, DR. REEF.

>> ALL RIGHT, I'M SORRY, I KNOW IT'S LATE, EVERYONE, BUT THANKS FOR THAT GREAT OVERVIEW, AND THAT WAS A LOT OF I USEFUL.

AND QUESTION ABOUT THE STAFFING, BASI DR. HUTCHINGS, I HEARD YOU TALK ABOUT HOW OUR STAFF SALARY AND BENEFITS MAKE UP 80% OF OUR BUDGET.

AND I THINK YOU SAID 82 TO 85%, AND THEN KIND OF ALONG THOS THERE WAS A STORY IN ONE OF THE LOCAL PAPERS ABOUT THE SPLIT BETWEEN INSTRUCTION VERSUS ADMINISTRATION, AND I WAS JUST WONDERING HOW MUCH THOSE IDEAS OF WHAT IS AN OPTIMAL KIND OF SPLIT BETWEEN THOSE, WHAT GOES INTO THE BUDGET DEVELOPMENT PROCESS, AND HOW MUCH IS INFLUENCED BY THAT.

IF YOU COULD JUST TALK ABOUT THAT A LITTLE BIT.

>> SO A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO WHEN I ARRIVED, WE WANTED TO REALLY SLOW IT DOWN.

SLOW INCREASE WITH FTES, OUR GOAL.

AND WE HAVE BEEN DOING THAT CONSISTENTLY FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS, BECAUSE OUR FTE SHOULD NOT INCREASE AT THE SA POPULATION, AND JUST BECAUSE WE GET MORE STUDENTS DOESN'T MEAN THAT WE SHOULD ADD MORE ADMINISTRATORS.

TRYING TO ADD MORE, WE DID REPURPOSE AND CHANGE NAMES AND THAT NAPE, BUT OUR GOAL WAS NOT LEADERS, MEANING ACTUAL FTES AND SCHOOLS, AND IS WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN NOW MOVING FORWARD, A LOT OF THE THINGS THAT WE USED IN THE PAST ARE GOING TO CHANGE MOVING FORWARD SO.

WE'RE GOING TO USE THIS YEAR AS A BASELINE, BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN WITH OUR ENROLLMENT DATE A.

WE COULD USE THE SAME AS LAST YEAR, BUT WHO KNOW BACK, IT IN A BRICK AND MOTOR SCHOOL, OR IF THERE'S EVEN A VACCINE.

SO W OFFERS IS GOING TO CHANGE SIGNIFICANTLY, AND OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS, BASELINE DATA TO SEE HOW WE SHIFT OUR FORMULAS, AND I HAVE ALWAYS BEEN AN ADVOCATE THAT OUR FTE SHOULD NOT GROW AT THE SAME RATE AS THE STUDENT POPULATION, AND I'M PHILOSOPHY, BUT WHAT'S GOING TO BE MORE TELLING FOR US, WHEN WE GET BACK TO WHAT WE CALL STUDENTS ARE GOING TO COME BACK INTO OUR SCHOOLS, AND WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE? DOES THAT HAVE AN IMPACT ON OUR ACTUAL, YOU KNOW, LIKE STUD ENROLLMENT BUT OUR CLASS SIZES? AL TO HAVE OVER THE NEXT YEAR AND A HALF BECAUSE IT'S SO UNCERTAIN, AND IT'S HARD TO STAY WHAT THE FINAL VERDICT IS GOING TO BE.

>> MR. SOARES.

>> THANK YOU, AND I'LL TRY TO KEEP IT BRIEF.

MY FIRST QUESTION WAS ABOUT SLIDE FIVE, AND IT BASICALLY BUILDS OFF OF WHAT DR. TOUCHES IS TALKING, AND I REALIZE THIS IS A VERY UNCERTAIN TIME AND SCIENCE, BUT I WAS CURIOUS HOW MUCH WE HAVE DONE TO DATE ENROLLMENT IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE GOING FORWARD.

I KN SIGNIFICANT CHANGES AFTER THE

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FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008 SO WE MIGHT HAVE HISTORICAL DATA THERE, BUT A PANDEMIC HAS DIFFERENT QUESTIONS TOO.

SO JUST CURIOSITY IN TERMS OF WHAT WE'RE THINKING IN THAT ALTERNATIVE SCENARIOS WE'RE GOING TO PRESENT AND THAT WAS MY QUESTION.

MY COMMENT IS ON THE LAST SLIDE WHERE WE SHOWED THE BUDGET GAP.

AND I REALIZE THIS IS A VERY COMPLEX TOPIC, AND THIS IS SIMPLISSING TICK.

BUT IN TERMS IF YOU HAVE TO JUSTIFY THESE BUDGET SHORTFALLS TO COUNSEL, AND TO THE COMMUNITY, AS THE GAP WIDENS, SO A I'M WONDERING IF THERE CAN BE A WAY FOR FU WE TALK TO COUNCIL, TO P WHERE WE BREAK DOWN THE COMPONENTS OF THIS GAP.

IF IT'S CLEAR WHY THIS GAP IS WIDENING, AND WHAT ARE THE FACTORS THAT CAUSE THIS GAP TO CONTINUE.

I THINK THAT YOU PROWLED A SUMMARY OF THAT AS YOU ARE GOING THROUGH, BUT I HAVE A FEELING WE'RE GOING TO GET QUESTIONS LIKE THIS WHEN WE SEE A HUGE GAP THAT'S GETT INITIAL REACTION TO IT, WE'RE PROJ ENROLLMENT IS GOING TO GET BIGGER AND BIGGER? WITH KINDS OF OTHER THINGS AS WELL.

SO FOOD FOR THOUGHT ON THAT.

>> THANK AND EACH THAT WE PRESENTED TO THE CITY COUNCIL, WHEN WE GO BEFORE THEM, SO BASICALLY SET THE STAGE FOR WHAT APCS WILL LIKELY BE LOOKING FOR IN OUR BUDGET FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR, SO THAT'S ALL EXPLAINED AT THAT CITY COUNCIL RETREAT MEETING THAT WE HAVE EACH FALL.

AND AS I WAS GOING THROUGH THE PRESENTATION YESTERDAY, QUALITATIVELY, YES, THE GAP IS GROWING BECAUSE OF THE PERSONNEL SIZE.

THE ASSUMPTION IN THIS MODEL IS THAT WE GROW OUR STAFF AT T ENROLLMENT AND WE OFFER THE STAFF EA DO THAT, THAT'S WHAT IS WIDENING THAT GAP.

OUR BUDGET IS 90% PERSONNEL.

AND AS WE ADD MORE STAFF AND DO THE SALARY ENHANCEMENT THAT'S GOING TO MAKE THAT 90% BECOME 91, 92 AND 93 AND SO FOR INSTANCE IF WE WERE TO DO THAT EACH YEAR, AND OBVIOUSLY N.

REALITY, THERE ARE THINGS THAT WE DO TO CONTROL THAT GROWTH.

YOU EMPLOYEE TURN OVER WITHIN ACPCA.

AND ALWAYS HAVE THE EXPERIENCE THAT THE OLDER EMPLOYEE HAS, SO THEY MIGHT COME IN AT A LOWER SALARY.

SO THINGS LIKE THAT ARE WHAT CLOSES THIS GAP IN ACTUAL PRACTICE VERSUS THE MODEL.

AND AGAIN, WE DON'T OFFER SEPARATE MRE IN REALITY, AND ON A PROCESS AND DEVELOP THE BUDGET, THAT HELPS TO ELIMINATE THE STRUCTURAL DEFICIT.

>> I HAV QUESTION, DO WE KNOW WHEN THAT MEET SATURDAY?

>> THE 21ST OF OCTOBER.

>> THE 21ST, OKAY.

>> THAT'S A TENTATIVE DATE.

>> THE 21ST IS A TENTATIVE DATE FOR THE JOINT WORK SESS SPEAKING ON NOW WAS THE CITY COUNCIL RETREAT.

>> Y WHICH SATURDAY THAT IS.

>> A LOOKING FOR TOO.

>> I PART OF NOVEMBER.

>> THAT'S WHAT I WAS LOOKING FOR TOO, ALL RIGHT, YEAH, OKAY.

>> I ADOPTING THEIR CALENDAR ON SEPTEMBER 22ND.

>> OKAY.

>> I'M N DATE.

WE'LL BE ABLE TO KNOW THEN.

>> OKAY, GREAT, THANK YOU.

I TH SOARES, THAT WAS YOUR -- I STILL SEE YOUR HAND UP.

>> THAT WAS MY QUESTION.

>> O DR. REEF, YOURS IS UP AGAIN, RIGHT?

>> I HAVE A FOLLOWUP TO THE QUESTION MR. SUAREZ WAS ASKING, AND I DON'T KNOW IF YOU CAN PULL THAT SLIDE UP AGAIN, THE GAP THAT GROWS OVER TIME.

BUT CHANNEL MISS GENTRY, BECAUSE SHE ALWAYS TALKS ABOUT HOW IT TELLS THE STORY.

AND ENROLLMENT GROW ASSOCIATED WITH THE ENROLLMENT

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GROWTH ARE GROWING AT A MORE RAPID RATE THAT THE RE AND IS THAT THE WAY YOU INTERPRET THIS?

>> THAT'S CORRECT, THAT'S 100% CORRECT.

THE DEFICIT THAT WE CONTINUE TO HAVE, AND AGAIN, THAT'S BECAUSE OUR PERSONNEL COSTS, WHEN YOU HAVE A BUDGET THAT AGAIN IS ROUGHLY 90% PERSONNEL AND YOU HAVE HEAL INCREASE EVERY YEAR, AS WELL AS TRYI ENHANCEMENTS EACH YEAR, IT'S VERY HARD FOR THE REVENUE GROWTH TO KEEP ONE THAT, TALK GROWTH, AND 4% SALARY ENHANCEMENT GROWTH.

WHEN REVENUE GROWTH FOR THE CITY WOUL DIFFICULT TO KEEP ONE THOSE EXPENDITURES, AND THAT'S WHY WHEN WE PUT THE BUDGET TOGE REALLOCATE TOWARD THE PRIORITIES THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD SENT, WHAT'S GOING TO BE FUNDED AND WHAT'S NOT.

>> I STAGNANT ENROLLMENT, WE WOULD STIL BECAUSE PEOPLE'S HEALTHCARE AND THEI CONTROL THE HEALTHCARE COSTS; THAT'S A GIVEN, BUT IF WE WANT TO GIVE SALARY INCREASES, THAT WORKS US UP THE GRAPH ANYWAY, AND THE ENRO EXAMINATION BAIT IT MORE.

>> I THINKING AS I WAS LOOKING AT THIS, I HAVE SEEN THIS YEAR AFTER YEAR, AND I THINK I FE LOOK AT THIS AND SAY YOU'RE SPENDING MONEY TOO FAST.

BUT THE POINT IS THAT WE'RE REALLY IN THIS CHALLENGING SITUATION, BECAUSE OF THE FACT THAT OUR ENROLLMENT IS GOING UP, AND THE COST FOR OUR STAFFING AND BENEFITS IS A CH WONDERING IF THERE'S ANOTHER WAY WE CAN COMMUNITY THAT A LITTLE BIT MORE EFFECTIVELY THAN THIS SLIDE.

THAT THINKING RIGHT NOW.

>> A POTENTIALLY LOOK AT HAVING AN ADDITIONAL SLIDE HERE, FOR CLARIFICATION AROUND THAT, JUST TO PROVIDE THE CLARITY.

BUT THE BIGGEST THING THAT STANDS OUT TO ME, AND I SAID THIS FROM THE TIME I ARRIVED IS, OUR PERCENTAGE THAT WE SPEN PERSONNEL IS -- WE HAVE TO TRY TO FIND ABOUT -- I DON'T WANT ANYBODY TO M SAYING, IT'S NOT ABOUT CUTS TO PERS HAVE INCREASES AT THE IT SAME PERC PASSED.

WE HAVE TO SLOW IT DOWN SO WE'RE NOT INCREASING PERSONNEL SO SIGNIFICANTLY, BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE THE MONEY IS.

AND ADDITIONAL BENEFITS AND SALARY ENHA VERY SIGNIFICANT QUICKLY.

I MEAN JUST LOOK AT WHAT WE WENT THROUGH MONTHS AGO WH BUDGET.

THE FASTEST WAY TO DO THAT, AND REALLY THE ONLY OPTION WE HAVE IS SOMETHING TO DO WITH SALARIES, WE'RE GOING TO GET MILLIONS OF DOLLARS, IT WAS NOT PROGRAMS AND BENEFITS THAT WE PROVIDE, IT WAS THE SALARIES AND BENEFITS.

SO THOSE ARE THE ISSUES THAT WE HAVE TO WORK TOWARD THE STRATEGIES.

>> MISS NOLAN?

>> THANK YOU, CHAIR AND I'LL MAKE THIS BRIEF.

DR. HUTCHINGS, I APPRECIATE THAT, AND THANK YOU, MR. TURNER FOR ALL OF THE HARD WORK FOR YOUR TEAM AND I KNOW THIS IS DIFFICULT SO I APPRECIATE THAT.

I APOLOGIZE FI MISSED THIS IN THE PRESENTATION, DR. HUTCHINGS, BUT AS YOU NOTED ABOUT THIS -- PERCENTAGE OF STAFF.

AND RECOGNIZED IN THE PAST THAT EVEN OUR K-8 SCHOOLS ARE UNIQUE AND THEY SHOULD HAVE A DIFFERENT STAFFING FORM, IS THAT PART OF THE WORK? IS HOW MANY STUDENTS, WHAT ARE THEIR NEEDS IN THE SCHOOL AS WELL? AND HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT OF A PER STUDENT FORMULA? I'M JUST CURIOUS, WHAT ARE SOME OF THE WAYS THIS WE'RE GOIN STAFFING IS THE LARGEST PART OF TH DETERMINE TO ADD TO SCHOOL

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AND SO ON? I KNOW THAT IT'S WHAT COULD HELP TO ASSIST THAT, I'M CURIOUS WHERE WE ARE WITH THAT CONVERSATION, AND IF THAT'S THE RIGHT LEVER TO PULL AND WHAT IS THE SOLUTION THEN?

>> S AWAY FROM THE STAFFING FORMULAS IN GENERAL, BECAUSE THAT'S HELPFUL FOR MR. TURNER, BECAUSE THAT'S HELPFUL FOR THE BUDGET SETTLEMENT.

BUT I'M MORE US TRYING TO PROVIDE SCHOOLS -- A LOT OF TIME FORMULA, HAD EVERYBODY GETS STAF STUDENTS, AND SOME HAVE MORE NEEDS THAN SCHOOLS MAY NOT NEED THAT ADDITIONAL PSYCHOLOGIST.

AND THEY MIGHT NEED ANOTHER TEACHER.

SO IT'S IMPORTANT FOR US, ONCE WE DO HAVE FORMULAS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE FINANCE TEAM CAN SEE.

AND WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH WHAT ARE THE ADDITIONAL SUPP NEEDS? AND THIS IS IN ADDITION TO WHAT WE HAVE EQUATED.

AND SURE THAT WE'RE ASKING THE SCHOOL LEADERS BASED ON THE FORMULA, YOU GET THIS PART MIGHT NOT BE THE POSITION THAT YOU ACTUALLY NEED RIGHT NOW, SO DO YOU WANT TO USE THAT AT SOME POINT OR OTHER? I WANT TO GIVE YOU A PRIME EXAMPLE.

LAST YEAR, WE STARTED THIS LAST FALL, WITH THE BUDGET PROCESS WITH THE PRINCIPALS, AND IT WAS AT JEFFERSON HOUSTON, AND WE WERE LOOKING AT HAVING TO ADD AT THAT TIME, IT WAS PART-TIME, AND THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS NOT IN THAT POINT, BUT WE KNEW IT WAS AN AREA THAT WAS NEED HOUSTON, SO WE GOT THAT .

5 PUT INTO THAT.

WE DO THINK WE WILL BE DISPLACED DURING CONSTRUCTION.

THAT SEEMS TO BE THE MOST EFFICIENT WAY TO REBUILD A BUILDING AS WELL AS JUST THE LOCATION AND THE SITE DEVELOPMENT, WHAT WE ARE LOOKING TO DO ON THE SITE THAT WOULD MAKE SENSE TO KIND OF START SOME OF THE CONSTRUCTION ON THE FEELS -- FIELDS AND REGARDLESS OF WHAT THE FINAL DESIGN IS THEY WILL BE DISPLACED.

WE EVALUATED ABOUT 14 POSSIBLE SITES WHERE WE CAN PROVIDE UPGRADES.

THOSE ARE RANGING IN SCALE AND SCOPE AND REALLY JUST PRYING -- TRYING TO PROVIDE

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THE AMENITIES THE CURRENT HOWARD FIELDS WILL PROVIDE AND THAT IS SOMETHING WE NEED TO CONSIDER AND DEPENDING ON THE SITE WE CHOOSE IT COULD BE A REQUEST FOR US.

IT WOULD REQUIRE SUBSTANTIAL COMMUNITY FEEDBACK.

AND TO TALK THROUGH OUR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WE HAVE BEEN QUIET ON THE HIGH

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SCHOOL PROJECT FOR A LITTLE BIT, AND WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO RAMP UP THIS MOLD AND THE INTERNAL AND EXTAR NATIONAL THINGS NEEDED FOR THE PROJECT AND PROCESS WE WILL BE USING A LOT OF TOOLS AND CHANNELS ESPECIALLY DURING THIS PANDEMIC TIME WHEN WE ARE DOING A LOT OF VIRTUAL MEETINGS TO ENSURE WE HAVE ENGAGING EVERYBODY -- WE WILL HAVE SOME OF THE DEVELOPMENTS THERE AS WELL AS THE JOINT CITY SCHOOLS AND THE COMMITTEE MEETING ON THE 28TH AND AFTER THAT.

THERE WILL BE A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES.

AND SO WITH THAT, THAT'S WHAT ALL OF US HAVE FOR YOU ALL TODAY.

I TURN IT BACK TO DR. HUTCHINGS IN CASE HE HAS COMMENTS OR WE CAN TURN IT OVER TO QUESTIONS.

>> LET'S TURN IT OVER TO MADAM CHAIR FOR QUESTIONS.

>> YES, I JUST HAVE ONE TO BEGIN WITH.

I THINK THE SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ENGAGING THE SUBCOMMITTEE, THE CITY COUNCIL SUBCOMMITTEE IN THAT MEETING, RIGHT? THAT'S NOT GOING TO BE FOR THE WHOLE BOARD TO PARTICIPATE, RIGHT? YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT THE MONTHLY THING, RIGHT? JUST WANT WANTED TO MAKE SURE ABOUT THAT.

SO THERE WILL BE OTHER I IMAGINE BOARD OPPORTUNITIES, BOARD OPPORTUNITIES.

MS. LORBER HAS HER HAND RAISED.

>> YES, THANKS, I'M SORRY.

I JUST HAVE -- THANKS FOR THE PRESENTATIONS.

EVERYBODY IS WORKING SO HARD.

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I AM CONCERNED ABOUT THE AFFORDABLE HOUSING BEING AMONG THE POSSIBILITIES.

I JUST WANTED TO -- I CAN TOTALLY RELATE.

MONTHS AGO THE SCHOOL TOLD US IN THE FUTURE FOR URBAN SITE THAT'S ARE BEING DEVELOPED WHERE IT IS A NEW SITE AND WE WILL HAVE EXTRA SPACE, BUT IN CONFINED SITE THAT'S ARE LIMITED IN SPACE AND WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THE GROWTH OF OUR HIGH SCHOOL, I JUST WONDER, TO ME, THE HOUSING DOESN'T MAKE SENSE.

DR. HUTCHINS, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU ARE COMFORTABLE SAYING HOW YOU FEEL ABOUT

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IT, BUT IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE TO ME.

>> I THINK -- I REALLY DO THINK IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US.

THESE ARE THE QUESTIONS WE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT ON SEPTEMBER 28TH.

IT IS AROUND THE EXPLORATION OF THIS.

I DON'T THINK ANY OF US HAVE ENOUGH DATA TO SAY IT IS THE RIGHT OR WRONG THING TO DO

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AT THIS MOMENT.

THIS IS TO ALLOW US WHEN WE ARE GOING OUT TO PETITION PROPOSALS, WE CAN SAY THIS IS ONE OF THE AREAS WE WANT TO LOOK AT TO SEE WHAT THE POSSIBILITIES ARE.

I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO ALWAYS EXPLORE AND TO SEE WHAT THE IMPLICATIONS ARE.

THAT'S BEFORE WE MAKE A DECISION ON WHETHER WE DO IT OR NOT.

RIGHT NOW WE DON'T HAVE THE DATA.

THIS WILL AFFORD US THOUGH AN OPPORTUNITY TO GET SOME DATA ON IF IT IS FEASIBLE.

IF IT IS FEASIBLE, WHAT THAT ENTAILS.

IT COULD MEAN WE LOSE SOMETHING FROM THE SCHOOLS AND WE DON'T WANT A SITUATION WHERE WE ARE COMPROMISING THE SPACE THAT WE NEED FOR OUR STUDENTS TO ACCOMMODATE SOMETHING LIKE AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

>> DR. RIEF?

>> THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION.

CAN YOU GO BACK TO SLIDE 3? ONE OF THE QUESTIONS WAS SOMETHING ABOUT WHAT DO WE NEED TO MAKE A DECISION OR WHAT KEEPS US UP AT NIGHT? ONE OF THE THINGS I'M CONCERNED ABOUT IS THAT WHEN THIS NEW BUILDING OPENS, WE ARE STILL NOT GOING TO BE MEETING THE CAPACITY FOR SECONDARY STUDENTS IN ALEXANDRIA.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, I'M JUST -- I MEAN, AND THAT LEADS TO WHAT DR. HUTCH CHICKS, OR --

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HUTCH CHINNINGS -- -- HUTCHINGS IS SAYING THAT THIS IS NOT MEETING OUR CAPACITY.

WE NEED TO USE EVERY PIECE OF THE SPACE TO MEET OUR CAPACITY NEEDS.

IN CASE THERE IS SPACE SOMEWHERE ELSE, I WAS CURIOUS ABOUT ANYTHING WITH THE VIRGINIA TECH AND EARLY COLLEGE PROGRAM.

BUT THEN, YOU KNOW, I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS THAT PEOPLE MIGHT POINT TO IS WHAT IS THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING, AND HOW WILL THAT AFFECT THE SPACE NEEDS? I SEE THAT THERE IS GOING TO BE THIS INITIAL RECOMMENDATION COMING AT THE END OF OCTOBER.

I AM ALSO WONDERING ABOUT WHAT ARE THE PLANS FOR SHARING OUT THAT WITH THE COMMUNITY AND JUST GIVING THE COMMUNITY A CHANCE TO WEIGH IN AND GET SOME FEEDBACK ABOUT THAT.

ARE WE STILL GOING TO BE HAVING COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AROUND THIS AND WHERE ARE WE ARE THE ENGAGEMENT.

AND IN REGARDS TO THE FIELDS TOO, ANOTHER QUESTION I HAVE IS THE WORK ON THE FIELDS, AROUND THE CITY, IS THAT TO ACCOMMODATE FOR THE LOSS OF THE MINI HOWARD FIELD, IS THAT SOMETHING IN THE BUDGET?

>> I TAKE A STAB AT THE FIRST QUESTION, AND THEN MS. GOLICK CAN RESPOND WITH REGARDS TO THE FIELDS.

ONE THING I HAVE BEEN THINKING ABOUT WITH THIS GLOBAL PANDEMIC, WE DID HAVE -- AND THIS IS WHY I SAY WE OPPORTUNITIES WE DIDN'T HAVE BEFORE.

NOW WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY WHERE EVERY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT HAS HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE ALIVE, RIGHT? THAT'S SOMETHING SOME -- THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE ONLINE.

SOME KIDS LIKE IT.

SOME DON'T LIKE THE CONCEPT OF BEING IN A SCHOOL.

I BELIEVE -- WE DON'T HAVE DATA TO SHOW THIS YET BECAUSE THIS IS WEEK TWO OF BEING VIRTUAL.

THIS IS GIVING US AN OPPORTUNITY TO EXPOSE STUDENTS TO A WAY TO HAVE INSTRUCTION DELIVERED VIRTUALLY THAT BEFORE IT WAS KIND OF A THOUGHT, AND NO ONE EVER REALLY HAD THAT EXPERIENCE EXCEPT FOR KIDS AT THE SATELLITE CAMPUS.

AND THAT WAS STILL A HYBRID APPROACH EVEN AT THE SATELLITE.

YOU KNOW, I THINK JUST THIS PANDEMIC ALONE MAY OPEN SOME DOORS FOR HOW WE DELIVER INSTRUCTION.

I ALSO BELIEVE THAT, AND THIS IS WHAT WE ARE SEEING EVEN AT THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE, AND I'M SURE WE WILL SEE THIS WITH VIRGINIA TECH AS WELL.

THEY ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT HOW THEY DELIVER THEIR INSTRUCTION DIFFERENTLY.

I'M HOPING THAT BECAUSE OF THAT, THAT MEANS THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE SOME SPACE THAT THEY WILL NEED TO GET FILLED.

I BELIEVE THAT'S GOING TO BE THE CASE.

I TRULY DO.

SOME OF OUR STUDENTS, ESPECIALLY AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL AND AT THE POST-GRADUATE -- OR POST-HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL, POST-SECONDARY LEVEL, EXCUSE ME, THEY ARE NOW SEEING THAT THEY COULD TAKE CLASSES AT HOME, AND THEY CAN STILL OBTAIN AND GOING TO BE GETTING THEIR CREDITS.

THEY WILL BE GRADUATING WITH DEGREES AND THEY ARE STILL GETTING THE ACTUAL OUTCOME THAT THEY ARE SEEKING.

AND SO IT IS GOING TO OPEN SOME DOORS FOR US TO REALLY RETHINK WHAT THIS ALL WILL LOOK LIKE IN REGARDS TO SPACE.

SO WE MIGHT ACTUALLY HAVE SOME MORE OPPORTUNITIES TO EXPAND BEYOND THE MINI HOWARD CAMPUS THAT WERE NOT POSSIBILITIES PRIOR TO THE PANDEMIC.

BUT THAT'S NOT DEFINITIVE BECAUSE IT IS STILL UNCERTAIN.

I THINK THAT THAT IS THE DIRECTION IT SEEMS IT MAY BE GOING MOVING FORWARD.

>> IF I COULD JUST FOLLOW-UP TO THAT.

SO WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT, THE ADDITIONAL ONLINE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES, IS THAT SOMETHING THAT WOULD COME WITH THIS EDT RECOMMENDATION THEN AT THE END OF OCTOBER?

>> YES.

SO A PART OF -- WE ARE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT EXPANDING THE VIRTUAL LEARNING.

WE DID A LOT OF CONVERSATIONS -- WE HAD CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE SATELLITE CAMPUS WHICH IS A HYBRID APPROACH.

THIS IS SPECIFICALLY TALKING ABOUT ONLINE, COMPLETELY ONLINE.

IT IS NOT HYBRID WHERE YOU COME INTO A BUILDING.

THAT IS EXPANDING THAT OPTION BECAUSE NOW THERE WILL BE MORE INTEREST THAN WHAT WE HAD PRIOR TO THIS.

BEFORE HAVING IT STRICTLY ONLINE OPTION WOULD HAVE BEEN A VERY NEW CONCEPT FOR ANY STUDENT TRYING TO DO THAT.

SO IT WOULD HAVE BEEN DIFFICULT TO SIGN STUDENTS UP FOR IT BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T HAVE EXPERIENCE.

NOW WE BELIEVE WE ARE GOING TO SEE MORE STUDENTS ASKING FOR THAT OPTION.

AND NOT EVERY STUDENT WANTS VIRTUAL.

SOME KIDS WANT TO GET BACK INTO A BUILDING WITH THEIR FRIENDS AND HAVE THAT EXPERIENCE.

THE POINT I AM MAKING IS THAT SOME OF OUR STUDENTS NOW HAVE HAD THIS VIRTUAL

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EXPERIENCE, AND THEY ARE LIKE, HEY, I KIND OF LIKE THIS.

TIME WILL STILL TELL THOUGH.

IT HAS ONLY BEEN A COUPLE WEEKS OF A REAL VIRTUAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE.

WE KNOW THERE WILL BE MORE THAN ZERO.

BEFORE WE DIDN'T KNOW WHO WOULD WANT TO DO SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

>> AND SO DR. HUTCHINGS IF I CAN JUMP IN THERE TO ASK ANOTHER QUESTION.

I WOULD ADD ON TO EVERYTHING DR. HUTC HIGS SAID.

THE SQUARE FOOTAGE AND THE CAPACITY WE HAD PROJECTED DURING THE PLANNING FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT WERE MADE AT A POINT IN TIME, AND THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE WILL CONTINUE TO EVALUATE THROUGH THE PROJECT AND THAT SQUARE FOOTAGE IS BASED ON AN ASSUMPTION OF HOW HIGH SCHOOLS WERE BUILT AND HOW OUR SCHEDULE FUNCTIONED BEFORE COVID.

SO TO THE EXTENT THAT ANY OF THAT CHANGES, ANY REQUIREMENTS COULD CHANGE AND THAT COULD BE A PART OF THE PRE DESIGN SPACE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM TAKING PLACE IN THE FALL.

AND THEN RELATED TO THE FIELD, IT DEPENDS ON WHICH FIELD IT IS.

SO IF WE ARE MAKING AN INVESTMENT ON AN ACTS FIELD AND IF IT WAS A LESS FIELD IT WAS THE CIP BUDGET.

A LOT OF THEM ARE SCHOOLS, BUT THERE IS ALSO AN OPPORTUNITY.

BECAUSE THEY DO THESE PROJECTS, THEY MAY BE ABLE TO PURSUE THE PROJECT QUICKER POTENTIALLY, AND SO THOSE ARE THINGS WE ARE WORKING WITH THEM ON.

MAYBE IT IS SOMETHING SPLIT OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

IT REALLY DEPENDS ON WHAT THE PROJECT ENTAILS.

IS IT A TOTALLY NEW FIELD? IS IT ADDING BATHROOMS TO A FIELD? IS IT SOMETHING LIKE THAT? THOSE ARE THINGS WE WILL WORK THROUGH WITH THE RECREATION PARKS AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES.

I THINK YOU HAD A QUESTION ON THE -- ON HOW THE PROGRAM WILL BE ENGAGED WITH THE PUBLIC FOLLOWING EDUCATIONAL DESIGN TEAMS DISCUSSIONS.

I DON'T KNOW IF DR. MANN, YOU WANT TO JUMP IN ON THAT?

>> THANKS, MS. GULICK.

YES, THE PLAN IS STILL TO HOLD WITH THE COMMUNICATION TEAM AROUND THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND WHAT THE RECOMMENDATIONS COMING OUT OF THE EDT WILL BE.

WE KNOW WE ARE STILL ON THE STEAM TRAIN THAT THE BOARD AND THE EDT'S INITIAL RECOMMENDATION.

WE WILL STILL SOLIDIFY THAT.

TO GIVE EVERYONE A HINT, PART OF WHAT WE WILL DO THE FIRST MEETING BACK -- I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON WITH MY SCREEN THERE.

IT IS ACTUALLY HELPING EVERYONE UNDERSTAND.

WHEN WE SAY PROGRAM, I KNOW ERIKA AND GARUT HAVE A DIFFERENT IDEA.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ARE ALL SPEAKING THE SAME LANGUAGE SO WHEN WE COME BACK OUT WE WILL SAY THIS IS WHAT WE MEAN BY PROGRAMMING AND THIS IS HOW IT WILL AFFECT THE WORK WITH ARCHITECTS AND THE STAFF MEMBERS AT THE TC WILLIAMS CAM THUSES AND GETTING THAT BACK TO THE STUDENTS SO PEOPLE UNDERSTAND.

NOT NECESSARILY THE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS, BUT STUDENTS WHO ARE IN ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL.

THEY WILL BE THE ONES TAKING CLASSES AT THE CONNECTED NETWORK.

>> GREAT.

THANK YOU.

MS. THORTON?

>> THANKS SO MUCH.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THIS PRESENTATION AND ALL OF THE HARD WORK THAT'S BEEN DONE SO FAR.

I'M EXCITED THAT WE CAN NOW KIND OF GET THIS CONVERSATION GOING AGAIN WITH THE COMMUNITY.

THANKS TO ALL THAT PRESENTED TONIGHT.

I DID WANT TO FOCUS ON THE CO-LOCATION KIND OF TOPIC QUICKLY.

IN THINKING BACK TO OUR LAST ROUND OF DISCUSSION THAT'S WE HAD WITH CITY COUNCIL ON THIS ISSUE, I KIND OF REALIZE THAT THERE WAS, YOU KNOW, SOMETHING THAT WAS MISSING.

IT WAS LIKE A COMMON SET OF CRITERIA ABOUT WHAT WE ARE BOTH HOPING TO GET OUT OF THIS COLOCATED VENTURE.

AND THINKING ABOUT THE SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING THAT WILL HAPPEN ON SEPTEMBER 28TH, I GUESS I'M JUST WONDERING ABOUT HOW WE WILL BE PRESENTING THIS ISSUE TO COUNCIL.

WILL WE BE PRESENTING A COMMON SET OF CRITERIA THAT WE ARE HOPING TO GET OUT OF WHATEVER COLOCATION ISSUE WE DECIDE ON? THE REASON I AM WONDERING THAT IS AS MUCH AS WE WANT TO COLLABORATE WITH COUNCIL AND SUPPORT EACH OTHER, WE ARE CLEARLY COMING FROM VERY DISTINCT PERSPECTIVES.

THERE IS NO SECRET THAT COUNCIL IS VERY MUCH PRIORITIZING AFFORDABILITY, AFFORDABLE HOUSING.

NOT THAT WE ARE AGAINST THAT, BUT IT IS NOT AS CLEAR HOW THAT WOULD BENEFIT THE STUDENT IN OUR OVERALL OBJECTIVE FOR ACHS.

SO WHAT INFORMATION ARE WE EXPECTING TO GET AND HELP INFORM OUR CO LOCATION

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DECISION? IF I AM UNDERSTANDING THE TIMELINE CORRECTLY IT IS A QUICK TURN AROUND WE HAVE TO MAKE THAT DECISION.

I THINK WE SHOULD KNOW WHAT TO DO BY NOVEMBER SINCE WE ARE UH WARTED -- AWARDING THE CONTRACT BY THAT TIME.

WHAT DATA OR INFORMATION SHOULD WE SEE TO HELP US MAKE THAT DECISION? THANKS.

>> I JUMP IN -- OH, SORRY.

GO AHEAD.

>> I JUST WANT TO MENTION SOMETHING AND THEN YOU CAN JUMP IN.

I JUST WANTED TO MENTION THAT A PART OF US LOOKING AT THESE DIFFERENT CO LOCATION CONSIDERATIONS IS REALLY FOR US ON THE FRONT END TO BE ABLE TO EXPLORE, TO SEE WHAT IS POSSIBLE AND WHAT THE IMPLICATIONS ARE.

THIS IS NOT GOING TO BE SOMETHING THAT SAYS DEFINITIVELY WE ARE GOING TO HAVE HOUSING OR WE ARE GONNA HAVE A POOL.

THIS IS SAYING IF WE BRING IN SOMEONE TO COME INTO -- YOU KNOW, TO DESIGN THIS STRUCTURE THAT THEY INCLUDE IN THAT DESIGN SOME OF THESE POTENTIAL COLOCATION OPPORTUNITIES.

AND THEN WE WILL HAVE TO LOOK AT, OKAY, WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATIONS FOR THAT? DOES IT DECREASE THE AMOUNT OF SPACE FOR KIDS? DOES IT CAUSE ANY TYPE OF DANGER FOR STUDENTS? DOES IT CHANGE HOW OUR BUS ROUTES HAPPEN OR NOT HAPPEN? THERE ARE SO MANY THINGS THAT COULD COME OUT OF THAT, BUT WE DON'T KNOW THOSE IMPLICATIONS UNTIL WE HAVE A DESIGN AND CONSIDER IT.

WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO IS TAKE ADVANTAGE -- AND THIS IS SOMETHING I HOPE THE BOARD AND CITY COUNCIL WILL AGREE ON.

AT LEAST EXPLORE.

IT DOESN'T MEAN YOU HAVE TO DO, BUT EXPLORE SO WE CAN DO OUR DUE DILIGENCE TO SAY WE EXPLORED IT, BUT IT WASN'T FEASIBLE.

IT WASN'T GOING TO ALLOW US TO ATTAIN.

THE OUTCOME WE WERE SEEKING WAS FOR STUDENTS IN THIS PARTICULAR PROJECT.

THAT IS A BETTER ARGUMENT WE CAN HAVE FROM THAT ANGLE VERSUS WE HAVEN'T EVEN EXPLORED, AND WE DON'T THINK IT IS A GOOD IDEA.

I THINK WE SHOULD AT LEAST TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SEE IF IT CAN EVEN WORK, IF THERE IS EVEN SPACE TO DO IT.

IT MIGHT BE RULED OUT THAT IT IS NOT POSSIBLE.

I JUST THINK THIS IS GIVING US THE CONSIDERATIONS AND THE POSSIBILITIES.

MS. GULICK, IF YOU WANT TO ELABORATE ON THAT OR CORRECT ANYTHING I MIGHT HAVE SAID.

>> THANK YOU.

FOR THE SUB-COMMITTEE MEETING ON THE 28TH, THE GOAL IS TO START THE DISCUSSION.

LIKE YOU BROUGHT TO US RIGHT NOW, MS. THORTON, SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE VALUABLE TO YOU IS HAVE A COMMON SET OF CRITERIA OF GOALS FOR COLOCATION.

THAT CAN HELP WITH THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY SO WE CAN GET THROUGH IT AND HOPEFULLY BE ABLE TO PROVIDE YOU WITH ALL OF THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO MAKE THAT DECISION.

AS WELL AS COUNCIL.

I AM NOT SURE WHAT THEY WILL REQUEST FROM US AND HOW INVOLVED THEY WILL WANT TO BE WITH THAT DISCUSSION.

OUR GOAL IS REALLY TO -- AND TO BE CLEAR WE ARE STARTING THE ENGAGEMENT PIECE, AND WE ARE FIGURING OUT WHAT OUR COMMUNITY WANTS AND HOW WE BEST SERVE OUR FAMILIES AND ANSWER ANY OF THE QUESTIONS THAT YOU ALL HAVE PRIOR TO MAKING A DECISION.

WE ARE HOPING TO BRING AN ARCHITECT ON BOARD IN NOVEMBER.

THE FIRST FEW MONTHS OF THE CONTRACT WILL BE WORKING THROUGH AND FINALIZING THE SPACE PROGRAM.

IT IS WHAT WE CALL THE SPACE PROGRAM OR THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF BASES THAT WE WILL BUILD AS PART OF THE SITE, EXTERIOR AND INTERIOR SPACES.

AND SO IT IS NOT THAT WE WILL HAVE TO HAVE THAT DECIDED BY NOVEMBER.

WE ARE TRYING TO HAVE IT DECIDED PRETTY QUICKLY.

AND AS WE SAID IN THE PRESENTATION IN JANUARY 2021 IS TO KNOW WHAT ARE ALL OF THE USERS OF THIS SPACE GOING TO BE, AND HOW DO WE ADEQUATELY DESIGN FOR THAT SO WE CAN ESTABLISH SOME OF THE PARAMETERS SUCH AS SQUARE FOOTAGE THAT WE EXPECT TO HAVE ON THE SITE AND PUBLIC OPEN SPACE WE EXPECT TO HAVE ON THE SITE AND MAKE SURE THEY ALL FIT.

THAT'S REALLY OUR GOAL.

THE SUBCOMMITTEE MEETING WILL BE A DISCUSSION JUST TO KIND OF HEAR WHAT THE TWO BODIES HAVE TO SAY SO FAR, AND THEN WE WILL BE MOVING THROUGH DESIGN.

IF PEOPLE CAN REMEMBER BACK TO A YEAR AGO OR NOT EVEN A YEAR AGO, 9 MONTHS AGO WHEN WE WERE GOING THROUGH DOUGLAS MCARTHUR, AND THIS COLOCATION TOPIC CAME UP WHEN WE WERE ALREADY IN DESIGN, AND IT REALLY COMPLICATES THAT PROCESS AND SCHEDULE WHEN WE DON'T HAVE ALL OF OUR USES DECIDED, AND WE ARE TRYING TO GET THROUGH A PRETTY RIGOROUS DESIGN SCHEDULE AND PERMITTING SCHEDULE WITH THE CITY.

WE WANT THAT FIGURED OUT AS SOON AS WE CAN.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ARE PROVIDING YOU ALL AND OUR COMMUNITY WITH THE INFORMATION YOU NEED TO MAKE AN EFFECTIVE AND INFORMED DECISION.

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>> ERIKA, COULD I MAKE ONE COMMENT?

>> SURE.

>> THE ONLY THING I ADD IS IN ALL OF THE DISCUSSIONS WE HAVE HAD WITH OUR CITY PARTNER, EVERYONE AGREES THE FIRST PRIORITY IS THE SCHOOL PROGRAM.

HOWEVER YOU THINK OF THE WORD PROGRAM.

EDUCATIONALLY, PHYSICALLY, BUT THAT IS THE NUMBER ONE PRIORITY AND THAT'S BEEN AGREED TO BY PLANNING AND ZONING AND OFFICE OF HOUSING AND PARK AND REC.

EVERYONE HAS AGREED TO THAT.

THAT IS THE FIRST PRIORITY IN THIS EFFORT AS WE STUDY VARIOUS OPTIONS.

>> GREAT, THANKS.

YES.

I WAS THINKING THAT PRIORITY WAS ONE OF THE WORDS MISSING.

IT IS GREAT TO HAVE CRITERIA, BUT WE HAVE TO PRIORITIZE THEM.

MS. NOLAN?

>> THANK YOU, CHAIR ANDERSON.

SO I HAVE THREE COMMENTS OF GRATITUDE AND TWO COMMENTS IN GENERAL AND ONE QUESTION.

FORGIVE ME.

FIRST THE GRATITUDE TO BEGIN WITH.

I AM SO THANKFUL TO EVERYONE ON THIS -- THAT IS PRESENTING AND WORKING HARD ON THIS.

THIS IS SUCH A CRITICAL PROJECT FOR THE DIVISION AND NOT JUST THE DIVISION, BUT THE CITY.

AND I HAVE TO SHOUTOUT THAT I LOVE THE EDUCATION DESIGN TEAM.

DR. MANN AND MS. WHEELAN, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I THINK IT IS EXACTLY WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING IN ALEXANDRIA.

ONE OF THE UNIQUE THINGS ABOUT ACPS IS WE HAVE THE BEST OF THE BEST IN OUR DIVISION.

ANYTIME WE HAVE FOLKS THAT ARE CLOSE TO THE GROUND AND PROVIDING FEEDBACK, I JUST REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

I CAN'T THINK YOU ENOUGH ACPS THAT THAT GROUP IS ENGAGED IN DRIVING THE WORK VERSUS IT WAS SOMETHING IN THE BEGINNING AND THEN SOMETIMES THE COMMITTEES GO OFF TO THE END.

AND I WANT TO THANK DR. JACOBS FOR HER LEADERSHIP WITH THE CTE.

I THINK THAT CONTINUES TO BE A HIGH NOTE OF ALEXANDRIA.

I AM THRILLED THAT THAT IS GOING TO BE A -- ROBUST PART OF THE HIGH SCHOOL PLAN.

DR. HUTCH CHINNING -- HUTCHINGS, YOU TALKED ABOUT ONE OF THE THINGS ALREADY, SO THANK YOU.

WILL WE BE IN THIS MOMENT OF TIME THAT WE NEVER THOUGHT WAS FEASIBLE AND WILL THERE BE A MORE ROBUST SATELLITE PROGRAM AND ONLINE LEARNING.

IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY THAT SO MANY ARE LATCHING ON TO.

LIKE YOU SAID, NOT EVERYONE IT IS FIT FOR AND NOT EVERYONE IS EMBRACING IT, SO I DON'T WANT THE COMMUNITY TO THINK WE ARE NOT GOING BACK TO INSIDE THE BUILDINGS.

THAT'S GOING TO BENEFIT THE MOST, BUT I DO THINK BECAUSE IT IS BENEFITING SO MANY, WE DON'T WANT TO HIDE THAT FACT AND NOT INCREASE IT.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

THE SECOND COMMENT I WANT TO MAKE, AND MAYBE BECAUSE WE ARE APPROACHING HOUR FIVE, AND I DON'T KNOW IF WE ARE ALLOWED TO SHARE OUR BIAS, BUT I.

IN TERMS OF THE COLOCATION OPPORTUNITY, I LOVE THE IDEA OF THE POOL AND THE RECREATION AND ALL OF THAT.

THAT'S THE ONLY PROJECT OR IDEA ON THIS PAGE THAT BENEFITS EVERY SINGLE AGE IN ALEXANDRIA, PARTICULARLY ALL GRADES OF THE YOUTH.

WE DO NOT HAVE A POOL OUR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS CAN USE FOR MEETS, AND THAT WAS A BIG INITIATIVE THAT THE CITY SAID WE NEEDED.

A CITY POOL THAT WAS OF SIZE.

DR. RIEF MENTIONED THE NEED FOR A FIELD, SO I WANT TO PUT MY BIAS IN THERE, AND I WANT TO NOTE ON THIS SLIDE THAT THAT'S THE ONE OPPORTUNITY THAT IS MENTIONED THAT IMPACTS LITERALLY EVERY SINGLE AGE OF ALEXANDRIA AND THEY CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF, IN PARTICULAR OUR YOUTH.

WANT TO PUT THAT PLUG IN THERE IN CASE IT IS AN OPPORTUNITY.

BUT MY QUESTION IS, AND FORGIVE ME DR. MANN, BECAUSE I HOPE YOU DON'T ROLL YOUR EYES WHEN I ASK THIS QUESTION.

IT IS GETTING AD NAUSEAM, BUT I WONDER WHERE WE ARE WITH THE ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMING AND THAT THINKING.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WAS APPARENT DURING COVID, IS IT APPEARS LIKE THE PROGRAMS LIKE THE NATIONAL ACADEMY WHICH HAS GOTTEN A LOT OF ACCOLADES OVER THE YEARS.

DR. HUTCHINGS, I LOVED WHEN YOU HAD THE PANEL COME IN AND THE SATELLITE CAMPUS, THAT WAS TWO THINGS THEY NOTED OF REAL ACCOLADES WITHIN ACPS.

IT SEEMS THE DATA HAS SHOWN THAT ONE OF THE OFFERINGS WE HAVE ARE THESE SMALLER NETWORKS WITHIN THE SCHOOL.

AND SO WHERE ARE WE WITH THINKING OF ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMING AND MAKING SURE THAT THERE ARE SMALLER COHORTS FOR STUDENTS TO HAVE ACCESS TO AND FOR STUDENTS ARE IN A -- FOR STUDENTS A LARGER, MORE TRADITIONAL PROGRAM WILL NOT MEET THEIR NEEDS? AGAIN, WONDERING WHERE WE ARE WITH THE ALTERNATIVE HIGH SCHOOL PLAN AND CREATING SMALLER LEARNING COHORTS FOR STUDENTS WHERE THAT WILL BENEFIT THEM.

>> IS DR. MANN FROZEN? I THINK HE IS FROZEN.

>> HE COULD BE TIRED OF ME ASKING.

>> WE CAN'T HEAR YOU, DR. MANN.

>> CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? I WAS TRYING NOT TO SAY THAT, BUT I CAN'T ESCAPE SAYING IT.

MS. NOLAN, I WAS WAITING FOR YOU TO ASK FOR THE ALTERNATIVE.

>> DR. MANN, THANK YOU.

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>> AND ACTUALLY, I DIDN'T MENTION IT EXPLICITLY AS I NORMALLY DO, BUT AS WE TALK ABOUT REIMAGINING, ONE QUESTION MS. WHALEN AND I AND MS. WILLIAMSON WERE PLANNING SOME NEXT STEPS.

WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT REIMAGINING, ONE THING THE EXPERT PANEL TOLD US WAS HOW DO WE MAKE THIS HIGH SCHOOL THAT IS GOING TO BE OVER 5,000 STUDENTS FEEL SMALL? THAT'S ONE OF THE QUESTIONS THAT WE WILL BE TACKLING AND COMING BACK TO EDT TO PUT SOME THOUGHT TO.

YOU KNOW, AS I THINK I MENTIONED TO THE BOARD, I PURPOSELY CHOSE A SCHOOL -- A COLLEGE SMALLER THAN TC, AND A LOT OF STUDENTS WILL FEEL THE SAME.

WE CAN FIGURE WHETHER THAT IS ONLINE, SATELLITE, EARLY COLLEGE, BUT THERE ARE OTHER WAYS WE CAN CREATE PATHWAYS.

THAT'S ONE OF OUR TOPICS AS WE THINK ABOUT REIMAGINING WHAT ALEXANDRIA HIGH AS I SAID, AND THAT'S WHAT I CALL.

IT WILL LOOK LIKE IN 2024 AND 2025.

>> IF I COULD JUST FOLLOW-UP VERY BRIEFLY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, DR. MANN.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

ONE OF THE BENEFITS OF HAVING A SCHOOL THIS LARGE IS STUDENTS CAN MAP OUT THEIR OWN PATH, WHICH IS EXCITING, BUT AT THE SAME TOKEN WE WANT OPPORTUNITIES WHERE THERE ARE SMALLER COHORTS THAT THE STUDENTS FEEL THEY ARE REALLY CONNECTED AS WELL AS CAN RECEIVE THE SUPPORT THEY NEED FROM THE STAFF.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT THAT'S GOING TO BE AN AREA OF FOCUS.

APPRECIATE YOUR LEADERSHIP ON THIS.

>> THANK YOU.

>> MADAM, CHAIR, COULD I JUMP IN AND RESPOND TO MS. NOLAN'S QUESTION?

>> SURE.

>> I WANTED TO RESPOND TO YOUR QUESTION BECAUSE ACTUALLY -- IF MS. WHALEN IS HERE SHE CAN PROBABLY CHIME IN TOO, BUT THAT IS DEFINITELY A BIG COMPONENT OF THE DISCUSSION.

WE HAD A BREAKOUT GROUP WHERE WE TALKED ABOUT -- YOU KNOW, WE HAVE THESE ACADEMIES, BUT THEY ARE NOT REALLY FUNCTIONING AS SMALL LEARNING COMMUNITIES.

AND SO WE REALLY STARTED TO TRY TO HASH OUT WAYS TO CREATE THE SMALLER LEARNING COMMUNITIES AND MAKE THEM MORE EFFECTIVE.

AND IT LEAD TO A DISCUSSION ON RIGGER THROUGH MORE, I GUESS, CROSS CURRICULAR PLANNING.

IT HAS DEFINITELY COME UP AND BEEN DISCUSSED QUITE A BIT AND WANTED TO SHARE THAT WITH YOU BECAUSE IT IS A HOT TOPIC.

>> FORGIVE ME, CHAIR.

AND THANK YOU FOR THAT.

I APPRECIATE IT.

AND THANK YOU FOR CONTINUING TO BE THE BOARD REP.

I KNOW IT IS A LOT OF WORK ON YOUR END.

THANK YOU.

>> MR. TORRES?

>> THANK YOU, CHAIR ANDERSON.

GREAT DISCUSSION ALL-AROUND WANTED TO THANK DR. HUTCHINGS FOR ACKNOWLEDGING THE SITUATION WE ARE IN WITH THE PANDEMIC.

AND HOW THAT I THINK IS A POTENTIAL OPPORTUNITY TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX IN TERMS OF ONLINE LEARNING AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

I READ SOME STUFF ABOUT HOW THERE ARE STUDENTS NOW IN THE ONLINE LEARNING SITUATION WHO FEEL SAFER BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT BEING BULLIED.

AND SO THERE ARE SO MANY DIFFERENT THINGS THAT ARE HAPPENING IN THIS THAT ARE MAKING US THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX AND REALIZE THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES IN THESE ONLINE LEARNING SITUATIONS.

IT IS NOT FOR EVERYONE, AS MS. NOLAN SAID, WHICH I AGREE WITH, BUT IT ALLOWS US TO BE MORE CREATIVE IN TERMS OF HOW WE USE THE SPACES AND SO FORTH.

I AM EXCITED ABOUT THINKING ABOUT THAT AS WE ARTICULATE WHAT THIS SORT OF EDUCATIONAL VISION IS AND WHAT THE LEARNING PROGRAM LOOKS LIKE.

I SORT OF HAVE ONE QUESTION AND THEN ANOTHER COMMENT AS WELL AS THE DISCUSSIONS CONTINUE.

ONE THING I AM WONDERING ABOUT IS AS WE THINK ABOUT THE STRUCTURE AND THE PROGRAM, I AM WONDERING ARE WE HAVING DISCUSSIONS ABOUT WHAT THE LEARNING COMMUNITIES ARE GOING TO LOOK LIKE FROM A DIVERSITY AND INTEGRATION STANDPOINT? TO WHAT EXTENT ARE WE HAVING CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE FACT THAT TC WILLIAMS AS IT EXISTS NOW, THOUGH SEGREGATED, AND HOW WE ARE GOING TO HAVE AN EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM WHERE WE HAVE INTEGRATED LEARNING COMMUNITIES GOING FORWARD? I FEEL LIKE THAT'S A CONVERSATION THAT WE WILL NEED TO FRONT LOAD AS WE REIMAGINE WHAT FUTURE IS IN THE CITY SCHOOLS AND WHAT THE HIGH SCHOOL IS.

AS WE THINK ABOUT THIS NOTION OF HAVING MORE ONLINE LEARNING, WE ARE PREPARED FOR THIS BECAUSE OF SATELLITE, AS TO SOMETHING YOU SAID BEFORE DR. HUTCHINGS, ABOUT HOW WE HAVE STAFFED FOR THIS, BUT I DO WONDER IF WE RAMP UP THE

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NUMBER OF STUDENTS FOR ONLINE LEARNING, THAT MAY MEAN THERE IS MORE ISOLATION.

HOW DO WE LEVERAGE THE STRENGTH OF THE DIVERSITY AND ALLOW KIDS BE EXPOSED TO INDIVIDUALS ACROSS SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS AND RACE.

TO ME I THINK THAT IS -- AND I THINK TO THIS BOARD, IT IS PART OF THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM FOR THE FUTURE OF ALEXANDRIA.

I AM KIND OF WONDERING WHAT THINKING THERE IS AROUND THAT BECAUSE THE PROGRAM AND THE OPTIONS WE SELECT AND HOW WE ARRANGE THESE INDUSTRY TRACKS AND EVEN SAYING THE WORD TRACK MAKES ME NERVOUS.

HOW DO WE THINK ABOUT THOSE TYPES OF THINGS? ENSURING THAT WE ARE CREATING AN EDUCATIONAL FUTURE FOR ALEXANDRIA THAT IS INTEGRATED.

THAT'S MY HEAVY QUESTION.

AND THEN I WANTED TO MAKE ONE BRIEF COMMENT ABOUT THE COLOCATION AND THAT'S -- I THINK OTHERS HAVE SAID THIS TOO, BUT I THINK IT IS GOING TO BE IMPORTANT ESPECIALLY IF WE ARE HAVING MEETINGS WITH COUNCIL IN SEPTEMBER THAT THE EDUCATIONAL VISION OF THE HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT WILL ULTIMATELY DRIVE ANY DECISION WE MAKE.

AND I THINK WE WERE TOUCHING ON THIS BEFORE A LITTLE BIT, BUT TO THE EXTENT WE CAN BE CLEAR ON WHAT THE EDUCATIONAL VISION IS AND THE ANNOUNCEMENT WE HAVE HAD IN THE LAST COUPLE MONTHS AND CLEAR WHAT THE VISION IS LOOKING LIKE.

I'M SURE THERE ARE TWEAKS TO IT OVER TIME AS WE GATHER MORE INFORMATION AND DATA AND SO FORTH.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WHATEVER DECISIONS WE ARE CONSIDERING ON COLOCATION THAT THE VISION AND THE STRATEGIC PLAN AND ALL OF THE VISIONING WORK WE ARE DOING IS DRIVING THOSE DECISIONS AND NOT THINGS UNRELATED TO THE NEEDS OF OUR STUDENTS AND MAXIMIZING THEIR SUCCESS THROUGH THIS PROGRAM.

>> I TAKE A STAB AT YOUR FIRST QUESTION, OR AT YOUR QUESTION IN REGARDS TO THE INTEGRATION OF STUDENTS.

I WOULD LIKE TO SAY OUR DIVERSITY IS ONE OF OUR GREATEST ASSETS AS A SCHOOL DIVISION, AND WE DON'T WANT TO LOSE THAT, AND WE DON'T WANT TO HAVE PATHWAYS THAT SEPARATE OR SEGREGATE KIDS.

ONE THING THAT WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT VERY CLEARLY, SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THIS WHOLE EDT PROCESS, IS HOW CAN WE MAKE SURE WE HAVE ESTABLISHING THE FOUNDATION BEFORE KIDS GET TO HIGH SCHOOL? THAT IS REALLY MAKING SURE THAT OUR ELEMENTARY PROGRAMS -- AND THIS IS WHY WE ARE HAVING THESE DISCUSSIONS AROUND HONORS AND TAG AND -- ALL OF THIS IS GOING TO HELP IN REGARDS TO THE HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE FOR OUR YOUNG PEOPLE.

THE MORE EXPOSURE THAT THEY GET AT A YOUNG AGE, THE MORE INTEREST WE CAN PEAK AT A YOUNG AGE, THE MORE OPPORTUNITIES THAT THEY HAVE AT A YOUNGER AGE WE WILL SEE THAT DIVERSITY CONTINUE THROUGHOUT THE SECONDARY LEVELS.

SO WE ARE REALLY TRYING TO FOCUS ON BUILDING THE FOUNDATION AND THE CAPACITY AT THE ELEMENTARY LEVELS.

AND THAT IS INTRODUCING OUR KIDS TO AREAS THAT MANY OF OUR STUDENTS ARE UNDERREPRESENTED IN.

FOR EXAMPLE, STEM.

THAT IS A PRIME EXAMPLE.

THAT'S NOT JUST AT ACPS, BUT ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

WE ARE INCORPORATING THE STEM EXPERIENCES AT AN ELEMENTARY LEVEL.

PART OF THE PARTNERSHIP WITH VIRGINIA TECH AND THE STEM PARTNERSHIP, ONE OF THE NONNEGOTIATABLES IS WE HAD TO DEVELOP OPPORTUNITIES AT THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL.

THAT'S WHERE YOU ARE REALLY GOING TO INCREASE THE INTEREST IN STUDENTS, AND YOU ARE GOING TO GIVE THEM THOSE FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS TO BE ABLE TO BE SUCCESSFUL WHEN THEY GET TO THE SECONDARY LEVEL.

I DON'T KNOW IF THAT PROVIDED YOU WITH SOME INSIGHT AS AN EXAM -- AS AN EXAMPLE.

I WANTED TO GIVE YOU ONE EXAMPLE, BUT THAT'S WHAT EDT HAS BEEN DISCUSSING.

DR. MANN, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU WANT TO ADD ANYTHING.

>> THANK YOU, DR. HUTCHINGS.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR QUESTION.

I THINK I SAID THIS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PRESENTATION.

WE WANT TO QUICKLY PIVOT FROM THE SPACE DISCUSSIONS TO EXACTLY WHAT YOU AND MS. NOLAN AND MS. BOARD MEMBER MENTIONED.

THAT'S WHAT THE CORE WORK WILL BE.

IF WE ARE GOING TO REIMAGINE TC WILLIAMS, WE NEED TO START THE WORK NOW.

AS DR. HUTCHINGS SAID, IT IS MAKING SURE THAT WE THEN PUSH THOSE ITEMS DOWN TO THE MIDDLE SCHOOLS AND THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.

I MENTIONED TAKING ONE OF THE FIVE C'S.

DO YOU HAVE ONE OF THE -- HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH ONE OF THE FIVE C'S? WE WANT YOU TO COME TO HIGH SCHOOL FOR PROJECT-BASED LEARNING AND ANYTHING WE MAY

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COME UP WITH THAT IS NOT YOUR FIRST EXPERIENCE THE SECOND YOU STEP ON EITHER CAMPUS.

ONE THING WE WILL REMIND THE PUBLIC, BUT EDT IS THAT MANY HOWARD AND TC IN A CURRENT CONFIGURATION WILL NO LONGER EXIST WHEN THIS BUILDING OPENS UP.

THE ONE THING EDT COMMITTED TO IS THE NEW BUILDING WILL BE THE NEW MERCEDES-BENZ AND WE'LL HAVE THE OLD VERSION A QUARTER MILE AWAY.

WE WANT EVERY CHILD -- YOU TOLD US IT HAD TO HAPPEN AND THEY HAVE THE ABILITY TO EXPERIENCE BOTH PLACES.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT STUDENTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE CLASSES IN THE NEW STEAM BUILDING, BUT ALSO WHATEVER IS HAPPENING ON KING STREET, AND IF WE GO WITH THE THEME, EVERYONE HAS THE OPPORTUNITY AND HOW DO WE BREAK DOWN THE SILOS SO WE DON'T HAVE WHAT WE KNOW AS SEGREGATION BY CLASS AT SECONDARY.

>> AND ONE OF THE COMMENTS I WANTED TO ADD TOO, I THINK AS DR. HUTCHINGS INDICATED, THERE ARE ALREADY A LOT OF POTENTIAL WITH THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.

AS YOU ARE AWARE, THERE ARE SCHOOLS FOCUSING ON THE CONCEPT OF STEM.

THAT'S GOING TO BE A NATURAL PATHWAY FOR SOME OF THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.

WE ALSO HAVE SCHOOLS THAT ARE CURRENTLY, EVEN IN THE PANDEMIC, WORKING ON TEAM-BASED ACTIVITIES AND PROJECT-BASED LEARNING.

THAT'S A NATURAL EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION.

ALSO WHAT WILL HAPPEN IS THAT AS WE RESUME THE WORK WITH THE EDT, WE WILL MAKE SURE THAT THERE WILL BE CONVERSATIONS WITH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LEADERS.

THAT IS ONE OF THE WAYS IN WHICH WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE AWARE OF SOME OF THE POTENTIAL CHANGES AT THE FUTURE WHATEVER THIS MIGHT BECOME, SMALL ACADEMY OR WHATEVER.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE PROVIDE TIME FOR THE ELEMENTARY PRINCIPALS TO BE ENGAGED IN THIS CONVERSATION ABOUT WHAT IS POTENTIAL.

WHAT IS POSSIBLE.

SO I JUST SEE A LOT OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR -- DURING THE PANDEMIC THAT CAN CHANGE OUTCOMES FOR STUDENTS AND CREATE THESE EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENTS YOU ARE MENTIONING, AND WE WANT TO BEGIN QUICKLY TO START ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY.

>> OKAY, EVERYONE.

THANK YOU FOR ALL OF THIS AND WE -- WE STILL HAVE THREE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT ON OUR -- WHO ARE IN THE AUDIENCE.

GOOD FOR THEM FOR HANGING ON FOR THIS LONG.

I THINK THAT WE HAVE DONE IT.

I THINK WE HAVE MAYBE SET A NEW RECORD FOR THE LENGTH OF OUR MEETING.

YES.

CERTAINLY EVERYBODY SHOULD -- WHEN THEY HAVE THAT -- YOU DON'T HAVE TO WAIT FOR A MEETING TO SEND THE INFORMATION.

IF THERE IS SOMETHING YOU WANT THE TEAM TO THINK ABOUT, IT IS GOOD TO SEND IT SOONER RATHER THAN LATER.

QUESTIONS, CONCERNS, IDEAS.

ANYWAY, THANKS, EVERYONE, FOR DOING A GOOD JOB.

DR. HUTCHINGS, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING? ANYTHING TO CLOSE US OUT?

>> NO, I JUST WANT TO CLOSE OUT BY TELLING OUR HIGH SCHOOL TEAM THANK YOU.

THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING TIRELESSLY.

I WAS JUST SHARING WITH THE TEAM WHEN WE WENT THROUGH THIS RUN THROUGH A COUPLE DAYS AGO, I WAS JUST SAYING THAT I'M VERY GRATEFUL THAT WE DID NOT ASSIGN ALL OF THE CHIEFS TO RUN THE HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT BECAUSE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN PUT ON HOLD.

I'M GLAD THAT IT DIDN'T WORK OUT THAT WAY.

THE CHIEFS WERE ABLE TO ENGAGE AND NOT THAT THEY DIDN'T GIVE INPUT TO THE HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT, BUT THEY WERE ABLE TO FOCUS ON THE REOPENING PIECE.

I JUST HAVE TO SAY HATS OFF TO THE TEAM, EVERYBODY ON THE TEAM.

HE WAS TAKING ON A LOT AND HE LOVES HIS WORK.

HE TELLS ME ALL THE TIME.

HE SAYS I LOVE MY JOB! AND HE CAME OUT OF RETIREMENT TO DO THIS JOB.

I SAID THIS IS WHAT YOU DO AFTER RETIREMENT? I DON'T WANT THAT.

THANK YOU.

AND DR. JACOBS BECAUSE SHE HAS REALLY BEEN A HUGE ASSET FOR US.

JUST THE KNOWLEDGE THAT DR. JACOBS HAS WITH REGARDS TO CTE.

WE ARE SO FORWARD THINKING AND AHEAD OF THE GAME.

A LOT OF THAT IS BECAUSE DR. JACOBS BRINGS THAT KNOWLEDGE TO THE TABLE AND DR.MAN I KNOW -- DR. MANN, YOU WERE IN ONE ROLE LAST YEAR AND NOW A NEW ROLE.

HIGH SCHOOL IS STILL UNDER YOUR JOB POSSIBILITIES.

I AM GRATEFUL BECAUSE YOU HAVE BEEN ABLE TO REALLY KEEP THIS TRAIN MOVING FORWARD.

AND MS. WE PLAN -- MS. WHELAN AS WELL.

SHE GOES WITH THE FLOW AND GIVES IT ALL.

SHE IS ALSO A PARENT AT ACPS AND SO WE APPRECIATE IT.

ANYBODY ELSE I MAY HAVE FORGOTTEN.

>> I JUST HAVE TO ASK MEDINA.

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>> OH, MEDINA, BECAUSE SHE IS PROBABLY ON THERE.

SHE IS ONE OF -- AND DIANE.

THEY ARE TWO PEOPLE -- >> ERIKA.

>> I CAN SEE THEM ON THE TV.

I WANT TO SHOUTOUT TO THEM.

THEY HAVE BEEN TREMENDOUS WITH THIS WORK AS WELL.

I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU OR TALKING TO YOU ALL ON MONDAY.

>> MONDAY, YEAH.

>> THOSE MONDAY MEETINGS THAT HAPPEN EVERY WEEK.

THAT'S ALL I NEED TO SAY.

MADAM, CHAIR.

>> WE OFFICIALLY OUTLASTED OUR ENTIRE AUDIENCE.

THE PEOPLE WHO THOUGHT WERE OUR AUDIENCE ARE NOT EVEN OUR AUDIENCE.

THAT'S GREAT.

THAT'S FINE.

THEY CAN SEE IT ON THE RERUN, RIGHT? I AM EXCITED ABOUT THIS HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT.

EVERYBODY, I WANT YOU TO HAVE A NICE REST OF YOUR EVENING.

I HOPE IT IS ENJOYABLE AND RELAXING.

THANK YOU FOR STICKING WITH US THIS LONG.

SEE YOU NEXT TIME.

>> THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> BYE.

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