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SO THIS IS A VIRTUAL SPECIAL CALLED MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD FOR OCTOBER 22ND, 2020,

[1. Meeting Called to Order by Chair Anderson]

[00:00:07]

CALLING THE MEETING TO ORDER AT 8:02.

I'LL CALL FOR THE ROLE.

CINDY ANDERSON HERE.

VERONICA NOLAN IS NOT HERE YET.

MEGAN ALDERTON. IS NOT HERE.

RAMEE GENTRY.

HERE. JACINTA GREENE.

HERE. MARGARET LORBER.

HERE. MICHELLE RIEF.

HERE. CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ.

NOT HERE. OH, BUT VERONICA IS NOW HERE.

I'M HERE. HEATHER THORNTON.

OH, THERE'S MARGARET. I MEAN, VERONICA.

YEAH. SO WE'RE SIX PRESENT..

I'VE MISSED YOU GUYS. I HAD THIS DREAM LAST NIGHT, THAT WE WERE ALL HANGING OUT TOGETHER AND THEN WE HAD TO DO IT AGAIN.

IS IT REALLY GOOD THAT YOU JOINED US BECAUSE YOU HAVE TO READ US IN THE CLOSED, ACTUALLY.

SO FIRST WE HAVE TO VOTE TO APPROVE THE TO APPROVE THE AGENDA.

MADAM CHAIR, I MOVE THAT WE APPROVE THE AGENDA.

SECOND. OK, OK, SO MS. LORBER SECONDS MS. GENTRY'S MOTION TO APPROVE THE TO ADOPT THE AGENDA.

BUT ACTUALLY IT TURNS OUT WE NEED TO AMEND.

[Additional Item 1]

YEAH. SPEAKING OF THAT, UNLESS SOMEBODY ELSE HAS GOT IT.

MADAM CHAIR. YEAH.

I MOVE TO AMEND THE AGENDA TO ADD THE ITEM MOTION TO APPROVE SETTLEMENT AFTER THE CERTIFICATION OF CLOSED MEETING.

I NEED A SECOND. SECOND.

MS. GREENE SECONDS MS. GENTRY'S MOTION FOR THE AMENDMENT.

AND SO NOW FIRST CALL FOR THE VOTE ON THE AMENDMENT AND THEN WE'LL DO THE FULL AGENDA.

SO FOR THE AMENDMENT.

CINDY ANDERSON. YES.

VERONICA NOLAN, YES.

RAMEE GENTRY.

YES. JACINTA GREENE.

YES. MARGARET LORBER.

YES. MICHELLE RIEF.

YES. OK, SO WE'RE STILL THAT SIX YES AND THREE ABSENT.

SO NOW FOR THE FULL AGENDA, I'LL CALL AGAIN.

[2. Adopt the Agenda for the October 22, 2020 Special Called School Board Meeting]

CINDY ANDERSON. YES.

VERONICA NOLAN. YES.

RAMEE GENTRY.

YES. JACINTA GREENE.

YES. MARGARET LORBER.

YEAH. MICHELLE RIEF.

YES. OK, SO THAT'S STILL WE HAVE SIX, YES, AND.

CAN I ASK A QUESTION.

YES. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO COME BACK AND MAYBE VOTE ON SOMETHING.

I MAY MISS THE VOTE AT EIGHT THIRTY IS KIND OF MY DROP OFF.

OK, THAT'S OK.

RIGHT. AS LONG AS WE HAVE ENOUGH AND YOU'LL BE THERE TO SEE WHAT IT IS.

SO BECAUSE CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ, I'M CALLING OUT YOU FOR IT, FOR THE FOR THE AGENDA ADOPTION, YOU VOTE YES.

OK, GREAT.

SO THEN THAT'S SEVEN.

SEVEN YES, FOR THE ADOPTING THE AGENDA.

SO NOW MS. NOLAN, COULD YOU READ US INTO CLOSE PLEASE.

[3. Closed Meeting]

ABSOLUTELY. MADAM CHAIR, I MOVE THAT THE BOARD CONVENED A CLOSED MEETING PURSUANT TO VIRGINICA TWO POINT TWO DASH THREE SEVEN ONE ONE A SEVEN FOR CONSULTATION WITH LEGAL COUNSEL AND BRIEFINGS BY STAFF MEMBERS OR CONSULTANTS PERTAINING TO ACTUAL OR PROBABLE LITIGATION WHERE SUCH CONSULTATION OR BRIEFING IN OPEN MEETING WITH ADVERSELY AFFECT THE NEGOTIATING OR LITIGATING POSTURE OF THE BOARD.

SECOND. MS. GREENE SECONDS MS. NOLAN'S MOTION.

I'M GOING TO CALL FOR THE VOTE TO GO INTO CLOSED SESSION.

CINDY ANDERSON. YES.

VERONICA NOLAN. YES.

MEAGAN ALDERTON IS NOT HERE STILL.

SHE'S IN THE OTHER ONE. RAMEE GENTRY.

YES. JACINTA GREENE.

YES. MARGARET LORBER.

YES. MICHELLE RIEF.

YES. CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ.

YES. AND HEATHER IS HEATHER THORNTON IS ALREADY IN THE OTHER MEETING.

SO THAT'S SEVEN YES.

AND TWO ABSENT. SO NOW WE GO AND JOIN ON THE OTHER LINK, EVERYBODY.

OK, MS. NOLAN, PURSUANT TO VIRGINIA, TWO POINT TWO, DASH THREE SEVEN ONE TWO, I MOVE THAT THE BOARD

[4. Certification of Closed Meeting]

CERTIFY THAT TO THE BEST OF EACH MEMBER'S KNOWLEDGE, ONLY PUBLIC BUSINESS MATTERS IDENTIFIED IN THE MOTION BY WHICH THE CLOSED MEETING WAS CONVENED AND ARE LAWFULLY EXEMPTED BY THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT WERE HEARD, DISCUSSED OR CONSIDERED BY THE BOARD IN THE CLOSED MEETING HELD ON OCTOBER 22ND, 2020.

SECOND. IT WOULD HELP IF I UNMUTE MYSELF.

MS. GENTRY, SECONDS MS. NOLAN'S MOTION FOR CERTIFICATION, AND SO I WILL CALL FOR A VOTE ON THAT.

CINDY ANDERSON. YES.

VERONICA NOLAN. YES.

MEAGAN ALDERTON. YES.

RAMEE GENTRY. YES.

JACINTA GREENE. YES.

MICHELLE RIEF. YES, CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ.

YES. HEATHER THORNTON.

YES, AND MS.

[00:05:01]

LORBER HAD TO TO TO LEAVE US.

SO IT'S EIGHT YES.

AND ONE ABSENT.

AND SO NOW WE MOVE ALONG TO THAT MS.

[Additional Item 2]

NOLAN. DO YOU HAVE ANOTHER MOTION FOR US? YES, MADAM CHAIR, I MOVE THAT THE BOARD APPROVED THE PROPOSED SETTLEMENT OF THE FOLLOWING CASES. LEWIS ET ALL VERSUS CITY OF ALEXANDRIA AND CITY ALEXANDRIA CITY SCHOOL BOARD.

LUGO VERSUS CITY OF ALEXANDRIA AND ALEXANDRIA CITY SCHOOL BOARD.

ALL VERSUS THE CITY OF ALEXANDRIA AND ALEXANDRIA CITY SCHOOL BOARD ON THE TERMS DISCUSSED IN CLOSED SESSION AND AUTHORIZE THE SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY TO EXECUTE ON BEHALF OF THE SCHOOL BOARD A CONSENT ORDER IN A FORM CONSISTENT WITH THAT REVIEWED IN CLOSED SESSION CONTINGENT ON APPROVED OF THIS SETTLEMENT BY ALL PARTIES TO THE ABOVE LITIGATION.

SECOND. OK, THERE WAS THERE WAS A TIE THERE, SO WAS THAT.

MR. SUAREZ. OK, MR. SUAREZ GETS THAT ONE SECONDING MS. NOLAN'S MOTION.

AND SO I WILL CALL FOR A VOTE ON IT.

CINDY ANDERSON. YES.

VERONICA NOLAN.

VERONICA NOLAN, I HOPE YOU'RE ENJOYING THE MELODIOUS MUSIC OF ACPS IN THE BACKGROUND AS MY SON IS DOING HIS TROMBONE LESSON IN FIFTH GRADE.

WAY TO GO ACPS.

HE'S CELEBRATING THIS MOMENTOUS OCCASION WITH HIS TROMBONE MUSIC.

THAT IS A HEARTY YES. ALL RIGHT.

MEAGAN ALDERTON. YES.

RAMEE GENTRY. YES.

JACINTA GREENE.

YES. MICHELLE RIEF.

YES. CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ.

YES. HEATHER THORNTON.

YES. SO THAT'S 8 YES AND ONE ABSENT.

SO NOW ANOTHER MOTION I NEED GUESS WHAT.

MADAM CHAIR. I MOVE.

WE MAY HAVE A MOTION.

I MOVE TO ADJOURN. SECOND.

SO MANY OF YOU. MEAGAN, CAN HAVE THAT ONE.

MS. ALDERTON SECONDS MS. GENTRY'S MOTION TO ADJOURN AND I WILL CALL FOR A VOTE ON THAT.

CINDY ANDERSON. YES.

VERONICA NOLAN. YES.

MEAGAN ALDERTON. YES.

RAMEE GENTRY.

YES. JACINTA GREENE.

YES. YES. MICHELLE RIEF.

YES. CHRISTOPHER SUAREZ.

YES. HEATHER THORNTON.

YES. SO THAT IS EIGHT YES.

AND ONE ABSENT.

THE MEETING IS ADJOURNED AT 9:01.

HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND, EVERYONE.

AND WE HAVE ANOTHER DAY, BUT WE'RE DONE.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.