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OK. IT IS NOW 5:30, 5:31.

WE'RE GOING TO CALL THE ROUND ROCK INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR

[B. CALL TO ORDER]

BOARD MEETING TO ORDER, BEFORE WE START.

THE RULE OF THE MEETING TONIGHT, BASED ON THE THE ADMINISTRATION'S RULES, IS THE NUMBER OF SEATS IN HERE OR THE NUMBER OF SEATS.

YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO BRING YOUR OWN SEAT, YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO SIT ON THE FLOOR.

I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU ONE WARNING AND THEN WE WILL HAVE TO ESCORT YOU OUT.

OK, I'D LIKE TO APPEAL THE DECISION OF THE CHAIR AND CALL FOR A VOTE ON THE SEATING RESTRICTIONS IN HERE. I'LL SECOND THAT APPEAL.

DOUG. SO THIS IS AN ADMINISTRATIVE RULE, IT'S NOT A BOARD ACTION, AND IT'S NOT ON THE AGENDA. SO ULTIMATELY, THIS IS AN ADMINISTRATIVE RULE THAT YOUR ADMINISTRATION IS ENFORCING. AND YOU, AS A BOARD CAN PROCEED ACCORDINGLY.

I'D LIKE TO SEE THE RULE. WHERE'S IT WRITTEN? PLEASE DIRECT ME.

MADAM PRESIDENT, THIS IS NOT AN AGENDA.

IT IS NOT ON THE AGENDA.

WE SHOULD MOVE ON TO THE. WE DO NEED TO MOVE ON.

NO, IT'S IN THE LAW.

OK. THE STATE PENAL CODE SECTION 3813 HINDERING PROCEEDINGS BY DISORDERLY CONDUCT.

STATE PENAL CODE 4205 DISRUPTING MEETINGS OR PROCESSION.

LET ME TELL YOU, YOU GET ONE WARNING TO ABIDE BY THE RULES OF THE ADMINISTRATION FOR THIS MEETING. RIGHT, AND LAW ENFORCEMENT CANNOT BE USED TO ENFORCE SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY, CORRECT? THEY CAN BE USED TO ENFORCE THE TEXAS PENAL CODE.

THE CHAIRS THAT THE ADMINISTRATION SET UP ARE THE ONLY CHAIRS FOR THIS ROOM.

I APPEALED THAT DECISION FROM THE CHAIR BECAUSE THE CHAIR IS MAKING THAT DECISION.

THAT IS NOT A DECISION FROM THE.

SO I APPEAL THAT DECISION.

I SECOND THAT APPEAL. SO I THINK YOU'VE INSTRUCTED YOUR LAW ENFORCEMENT TO ESCORT FOLKS WHO ARE BEING DISRUPTIVE, IF YOU WISH TO DO SO, YOU CAN CONTINUE TO DO SO.

OKAY. YES, OFFICER WILL BE.

IF YOU CAN, PLEASE ASSIST IN.

I APPEAL THIS DECISION FROM THE CHAIR.

I APPEAL THIS DECISION FROM THE CHAIR.

I SECOND THAT.

PUT IT TO A VOTE. PLEASE, MADAM CHAIRMAN.

YES, PLEASE. LET'S USE ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER.

IT'S NOT EVER DONE WITH APPEAL.

AGAIN, THIS IS NOT A PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE ISSUE.

IT'S BASICALLY ENFORCING THE ADMINISTRATIVE RULE THAT'S IN PLACE.

SO IF YOU WISH TO ASK YOUR LAW ENFORCEMENT TO ENFORCE THE RULE FOR THE MEETING, YOU ARE ALLOWED TO DO SO AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO VOTE.

MADAM PRESIDENT, WHO IS ENFORCING THIS? THE ROUND ROCK AND I MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT ON SEPTEMBER 1ST, THE RESTRICTIONS ON THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT WERE LIFTED.

IS THAT CORRECT? MR. [INAUDIBLE] THAT THE GOVERNOR HAS BEEN VERY CLEAR THAT THE RESTRICTIONS THAT BODIES LIKE OURS AT ONE TIME WERE ABLE TO IMPOSE HAVE BEEN LIFTED AS OF SEPTEMBER 1ST.

WITH REGARD TO HOW YOU CONDUCT YOUR BOARD MEETINGS AND WHETHER YOU CAN ATTEND REMOTELY.

YES, THAT'S CHANGED.

BUT WITH REGARD TO THE SCHOOL DISTRICT'S ABILITY TO PROVIDE FOR THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF ITS VISITORS, ITS STUDENTS, ITS STAFF, THAT HAS NOT BEEN ALTERED BY THAT ORDER.

YES. AND ALL WE'RE ASKING FOR, DOUG, IS WHERE ARE THOSE RULES WRITTEN? WE CAN'T MAKE UP RULES.

THAT WAS THERE WERE NO RULES.

THIS IS A DECISION WE MADE.

I MADE AND WE HAD THIS SETUP FOR LIKE SEVERAL MEETINGS NOW, THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME WE HAD A MEETING LIKE THIS. NOW WE CAN RECONSIDER FOR THE NEXT MEETING.

I HAVE NO PROBLEM LOOKING AT IT AGAIN, BUT THIS IS SOMETHING WE HAD SET UP FOR, I GUESS FOR AT LEAST THREE TO FOUR BOARD MEETINGS SINCE I THINK JULY.

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO RECONSIDER RIGHT NOW.

YES. WHAT IS THE DOWNSIDE OF ALLOWING? OK. OK, THIS IS NOT AN AGENDA.

OK, THIS [INAUDIBLE] TODAY IS GOING TO BE A LONG MEETING.

NO JUN. THIS IS OPEN MEETINGS ACT.

NO, THIS IS NOT.

IT IS NOW 5:35.

WE DO NEED TO START THIS MEETING.

THIS IS YOUR LAST WARNING.

I'M GOING TO ASK PLEASE NICELY.

WHO IS MAKING THIS WARNING? I APPEALED THIS DECISION.

IF PRESIDENT WEIR IS MAKING THE DECISION, SHE IS THE CHAIR, DOUG AND I AM APPEALING THE DECISION TO HAVE PEOPLE REMOVED FROM THIS MEETING.

IF YOU WANT TO APPEAL TO THE APARTMENT AUTHORITY AFTER THE MEETING, OK? NO, JUN I HAVE THE RIGHT.

THANK YOU. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF ENFORCING THE ADMINISTRATION RULE OF SEATING IN THIS

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MEETING TONIGHT.

RAISE YOUR HAND, PLEASE.

ALL THOSE OPPOSED, RIGHT? IT PASSES FIVE TWO.

OFFICER WILLOUGHBY. CAN WE PLEASE HAVE THOSE THAT ARE MIC]. CAN WE PLEASE REMOVE THOSE THAT ARE NOT IN THE CHAIRS SET UP BY THE ADMINISTRATION? IN CHAIRS. THIS IS RIDICULOUS.

WE ARE OUT OF CONTROL ON THIS BOARD.

AT THIS POINT. THEY'RE DISRUPTING THE MEETING BECAUSE IT'S SEVEN MINUTES SPEAKERS] BECAUSE PRESIDENT WEIR IS ASKING THEM TO LEAVE FOR SITTING IN CHAIRS.

YEAH. THIS IS RIDICULOUS.

WE NEED TO GET OURSELVES IN CHECK.

WE WE DO HAVE TO GET OURSELVES IN CHECK.

TRUSTEE BONE STOP.

LET'S START THE MEETING.

WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO START THIS MEETING AND THERE IS A DISRUPTION OF THE MEETING GOING ON OUTSIDE, GOING ON IN HERE BY PEOPLE YELLING AT US.

YES, THE CHAIR IS ALSO BEING DISRUPTIVE.

WE PUT THIS TO A VOTE.

WE USE ROBERT'S RULES OF ORDER AND WE VOTED.

IT IS. IT IS TIME FOR US TO MOVE ON AND WE.

THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS IS NOT IN VIOLATION.

WE JUST HEARD FROM OUR COUNSEL.

WE FOLLOW OUR COUNCIL.

TRUSTEE HARRISON. AND WHAT YOU'RE DOING RIGHT NOW IS OUT OF ORDER AND YOU COULD BE REMOVED FOR ARGUING WITH ME LIKE THAT.

NO TRUSTEE HARRISON.

YOU'RE TALKING TO THE AUDIENCE, SO YOU HAVE TO IGNORE THEM.

YOU CAN'T TALK TO THEM AND NOT EXPECT THEM TO TALK TO BACK.

TRUSTEE BONE. YOU'RE BEING DISRUPTIVE.

SOME OF US CARE ABOUT WHAT WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT TONIGHT.

YEAH, SOME OF US CARE ABOUT THE PUBLIC AND THE STUDENTS.

I DO CARE ABOUT THE PUBLIC AND THE STUDENTS AND.

THERE IS A STUDENT CRYING OUT THERE.

NOBODY SEEMS TO CARE.

PLEASE, CAN WE DO WHATEVER WE NEED TO DO TO HANDLE THIS? YEAH. CAN WE JUST LET THE PEOPLE THAT ARE IN HERE STAY IN HERE AND START THE MEETING? WE ARE GOING TO START THE MEETING, BUT I DO WANT WHEN THE OFFICER COMES BACK, DR.

PRESLEY, IF WE CAN GO AHEAD AND CLEAR WHILE WE, WE'RE GOING TO DO THE PLEDGE AND THEN AFTERWARDS BECAUSE THE STUDENTS ARE GOING TO SPEAK FIRST.

WE'LL LET THE STUDENTS COME IN AND SPEAK.

SO WE'RE GOING TO STAND NOW FOR THE PLEDGE.

[D. PUBLIC COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS: E, F, G AND H AND STUDENTS (1-2 MINUTES, DEPENDING ON THENUMBER OF SPEAKERS)]

RIGHT AT EACH REGULAR BOARD MEETING, THE BOARD WILL SET ASIDE TIME TO AFFORD THE GENERAL PUBLIC AN OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK ON ITEMS LISTED OR NOT LISTED ON THE AGENDA.

WE ASK THAT CONCERNS OR COMPLAINTS REGARDING SPECIFIC INDIVIDUALS NOT BE RAISED IN THIS PUBLIC FORUM. SPECIFIC CONCERNS ABOUT EMPLOYEES OR FORMER EMPLOYEES SHOULD BE CONSIDERED SEPARATELY, ACCORDING TO APPLICABLE BOARD POLICIES.

THE BOARD REQUESTS THAT COMMENTS WHETHER POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE, BE COURTEOUS AND RESPECTFUL. I WOULD LIKE TO REMIND THE AUDIENCE AND THE VIEWERS THAT THE COMMENTS OF THE SPEAKERS REFLECT THEIR OWN POSITIONS OR OPINIONS.

NO AUDIENCE MEMBER WILL BE PERMITTED TO ENGAGE IN ANY CONDUCT THAT IS DISRUPTIVE OR THREATENING TOWARD ANY OTHER SPEAKER OR PERSON.

PER TEXAS PENAL CODE SECTION 3813 AND 4205, NO AUDIENCE MEMBER OR SPEAKER WILL BE PERMITTED TO ENGAGE IN ANY CONDUCT THAT IS DISRUPTIVE OR THREATENING TOWARD ANY SPEAKER, OTHER PERSON, OR TO VIOLATE THE PRIVACY RIGHTS OF ANOTHER PERSON.

THE BOARD SHALL NOT TOLERATE DISRUPTION OF THE MEETING BY MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE.

IF, AFTER ONE WARNING FROM THE PRESIDING OFFICER ANY INDIVIDUAL CONTINUES THEY WILL BE REMOVED. EVERYONE HAS ALREADY HAD A WARNING AND AS SOON AS THE CHILDREN ARE DONE, WE WILL BE CLEARING THE ROOM OF ALL THE EXTRA CHAIRS.

THE BOARD MAY NOT DISCUSS OR ACT UPON ANY MATTER THAT IS NOT LISTED UNDER THE ACTION ITEM PORTION OF THE AGENDA.

THEREFORE, BOARD MEMBERS MAY NOT DISCUSS THE COMMENTS OF SPEAKERS.

PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT A LACK OF A RESPONSE FROM BOARD MEMBERS DOES NOT INDICATE AGREEMENT OR APPROVAL OF THE COMMENTS.

EACH SPEAKER WILL BE GIVEN ONE MINUTE TO ADDRESS THE BOARD.

MS. FELLER WILL BE THE DESIGNATED TIMEKEEPER.

OUR FIRST SPEAKER IS PEYTON SCHNEIDER.

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AS A STUDENT AT CD FULKES MIDDLE SCHOOL, I WORK HARD TO EXCEL.

I'M INVOLVED IN SCLC, CHOIR AND NATIONAL JUNIOR HONOR SOCIETY.

I'M INTELLIGENT KID AND I UNDERSTAND WHAT IS HAPPENING AROUND ME.

I KNOW MY RIGHTS AND THE RIGHTS OF MY FRIENDS AT SCHOOL.

I KNOW ABOUT THE LAW AND YOU AREN'T FOLLOWING IT.

YOU AREN'T WAKING UP.

YOU ARE WAKING US BREAK.

YOU'RE MAKING US BREAK THE LAW.

I HAVE TRIED TO GET USED TO IT.

THIS NEW NORMAL WHERE I CAN'T HUG MY FRIENDS OR SIT NEAR THEM IN CLASS, WHERE I HAVE TO STRAIN MY VOICE TO BE HEARD WHILE SINGING.

MY ANXIETY IS HIGH EVERY DAY BECAUSE I'M NOT ABLE TO ENJOY A NORMAL TEENAGE LIFE.

THANK YOU. OUR NEXT SPEAKER, IS [INAUDIBLE].

THANK YOU. YES, GO AHEAD.

HELLO AND GOOD EVENING, I'M [INAUDIBLE] HEATHER, A SENIOR AT ROUND ROCK HIGH SCHOOL.

I'M SORRY. CAN YOU MOVE JUST A LITTLE BIT CLOSER SO WE CAN HEAR YOU? CAN YOU? PERFECT.

HELLO AND GOOD EVENING.

I'M [INAUDIBLE] HEATHER, A SENIOR AT ROUND ROCK HIGH SCHOOL.

TODAY, STUDENTS ARE HERE IN SUPPORT OF THE MASK MANDATE IN BEHALF OF ROUND ROCK ISD FACULTY, THOUGH WE ARE NOT AN ACT.

WE ARE NOT ABLE TO ENACT IN PLACE OF SCIENTISTS OR MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS.

SCHOOLS SHOULD BE A PLACE WHERE STUDENTS AND FACULTY FEEL COMFORTABLE TO LEARN, AND IT SHOULD BE AN AREA WHERE WE FEEL SAFE AND KNOWLEDGEABLE THAT OUR LEADERSHIP IS DOING ALL THAT IT CAN TO PROTECT US.

THOSE WHO ARE EXPERTS ON PUBLIC HEALTH RECOMMEND MASK WEARING AS PART OF A MULTI-TIERED APPROACH TO ENSURE SAFE IN-PERSON LEARNING CAN CONTINUE.

AS THE LEADERS OF OUR DISTRICT AND CARETAKERS OF OUR FUTURE, I IMPLORE YOU TO PAY ATTENTION TO YOUR EXPERIENCES AND ACT ACCORDINGLY.

OUR LIVES DEPEND ON YOUR COMMITMENT TO EXTENDING THE MASK MANDATE AND ENSURING THE PROTECTION OF THOSE WHO CANNOT PROTECT THEMSELVES.

THE MASK MANDATE NEEDS TO BE EXTENDED AND EFFECTIVELY ENFORCED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONSISTENTLY RISING COVID-19 CASES.

CURRENTLY, THERE IS NO FORM OF REPERCUSSIONS FOR THOSE WHO ARE WITH THOSE WHO DISREGARD THE MASK MANDATE. THERE'S NO WAY FOR TEACHERS TO VERIFY THOSE WHO HAVE OPTED OUT OF WEARING A MASK, AND THERE IS NO CLARITY BETWEEN COVID-19.

YOUR TIME IS EXPIRED.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SPEAKING TONIGHT.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS ALEJANDRO [INAUDIBLE].

SORRY.

MY NAME IS ALEJANDRO [INAUDIBLE].

I'M A SENIOR AT ROUND ROCK HIGH SCHOOL.

I UNDERSTAND THE MAJORITY OF STUDENTS IN OUR DISTRICT ARE NOT AT SERIOUS RISK FOR COVID-19, BUT THIS ISN'T THE ISSUE WE NEED TO BE FOCUSING ON.

THE MAJORITY OF ICUS IN OUR SURROUNDING AREA AND AROUND THE COUNTRY ARE AT EXTREMELY LOW CAPACITY. IF COVID-19 CASES CONTINUE TO RISE IN OUR AREA AS THEY HAVE BEEN, MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY WILL DIE FROM FROM FROM PREVENTABLE CAUSES.

TRUSTEES, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY AS ELECTED OFFICIALS TO PROTECT YOUR CONSTITUENTS AND NOT ONLY EXTEND THE MASK MANDATE, BUT ENSURE THAT IT IS ACTUALLY ENFORCED, UNLIKE IT HAS BEEN IN RECENT WEEKS.

DURING MY FRESHMAN YEAR, I WAS PUSHED AGAINST THE WALL AND SEARCHED BY A POLICE OFFICER IN THIS VERY CAMPUS IN THE NAME OF PUBLIC HEALTH.

THE REASON THEY GAVE ME WAS THAT I WAS IN THE BATHROOM FOR TOO LONG.

IF OUR DISTRICT ACCEPTS THESE TYPES OF PRECAUTIONS IN ORDER TO COMBAT THE TEEN VAPING CRISIS, AT THE VERY LEAST YOU CAN IN THE NAME OF PUBLIC HEALTH.

YOU CAN MANDATE A MASK TO SLOW DOWN A GLOBAL PANDEMIC THAT HAS ALREADY KILLED OVER FOUR POINT FIVE MILLION PEOPLE.

THANK YOU. OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS [INAUDIBLE] KUMAR.

IS THERE A [INAUDIBLE] KUMAR? ALL RIGHT, WE'LL COME BACK IN JUST A MOMENT.

[INAUDIBLE] GANESH.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

MY NAME IS [INAUDIBLE] GANESH, I'M A 10TH GRADER AT ROUND ROCK HIGH SCHOOL AND I AM HERE ON BEHALF OF MY IMMUNOCOMPROMISED BROTHER.

WEARING A MASK IS NOT A POLITICAL MATTER AND IT SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED AS ONE OR TREATED AS SUCH, I URGE YOU TO PROVIDE A MORE, MORE CONSISTENT PROTOCOLS AND ENFORCEMENT AND ENFORCE MASK IN ORDER TO PROTECT OUR COMMUNITY.

THE MASK MANDATE SHOULD BE KEPT BECAUSE SO MANY PEOPLE ARE GETTING COVID.

THE POINT OF THE MASK IS TO DECREASE SPREAD AND TO HELP KEEP OTHERS SAFE.

MOST OF THE STUDENTS AT ROUND ROCK HIGH SCHOOL ARE UNVACCINATED, BUT BECAUSE THEY EITHER AREN'T ABLE TO, THEIR PARENTS DON'T BELIEVE IN COVID OR THEY JUST DON'T WANT TO.

MY BROTHER'S COLLEGE DOES NOT HAVE A MASK MANDATE, EVEN THOUGH MOST OF THEM ARE NOT VACCINATED. BECAUSE OF THIS, A STUDENT HAS ALREADY DIED AT THE AGE OF JUST 20.

MANY DEATHS AND CASES AROUND THE WORLD SHOULD BE A WAKE UP CALL.

WE NEED TO CONTINUE TO KEEP OTHERS SAFE BY WEARING MASKS.

THANK YOU.

OFFICER WILLOUGHBY. CAN YOU SEE IF [INAUDIBLE] KUMAR IS OUT THERE? [INAUDIBLE].

ZACHARY, ZACHARY BOLASH.

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ALSO OUTSIDE. OK, AMY [INAUDIBLE].

OK.

BOLASH, B O L A S H.

OK, GO AHEAD. ALL RIGHT.

GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS AMY [INAUDIBLE] AND I AM A SOPHOMORE AT ROUND ROCK HIGH SCHOOL.

I'M HERE ON BEHALF OF THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE COMMUNITY, AND I WILL BE GIVING VOICE TO AN ANONYMOUS TEACHER.

ROUND ROCK ISD PRIDES ITSELF AS A DISTRICT OF INNOVATION, AND WE WANT TO TRUST THAT OUR SCHOOLS WILL USE THAT CREATIVE ABILITY TO COMMIT TO THE BEST AND SAFEST OPTIONS FOR OUR COMMUNITY. HOWEVER, OUR FIRST MONTH RETURNING TO THE CLASSROOM DOES NOT REFLECT THAT.

THERE NEEDS TO BE A STRONGER STANCE AND ENFORCEMENT OF THE MASK MANDATE.

NOT ONLY FOR THE OBVIOUS REASON OF COMBATING THE TRANSMISSION RATE, BUT TO ULTIMATELY PREVENT OUR SCHOOLS FROM SHUTTING DOWN AND BEING FORCED ONLINE ONCE AGAIN.

THIS TYPE OF ABRUPT DISRUPTION ON TOP OF THE MANY TRAUMAS WE'RE BALANCING IS DETRIMENTAL FOR STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS IN OUR COMMUNITY.

SO IF THERE WAS A SIMPLE WAY TO PREVENT THIS, THERE IS.

IT'S CALLED A MASK, THEN WE SHOULD DO ANYTHING IN OUR POWER TO BE PROACTIVE.

THANK YOU. ZACH, ZACHARY IS THAT YOU THAT CAME IN? OK. HI, I'M ZACHARY BOLASH.

I'M A JUNIOR HERE AT ROUND ROCK HIGH SCHOOL, AND TODAY I'M GOING TO BE TESTIFYING ON BEHALF OF AN ANONYMOUS TEACHER.

OPEN HOUSE BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL HOURS.

CONVERSATIONS WITH STUDENT GROUPS, [INAUDIBLE], PEP RALLIES AND THE RECENT ANNOUNCEMENT, WHERE DRESS CODE WAS MENTIONED, BUT NOT MASKS ARE INDICATIVE OF THE INCONSISTENT MESSAGING AND ENFORCEMENT.

IF YOU'RE EXERCISING YOUR POWER TO CONTROL OUR BODIES, YOU SHOULD BE ENFORCING YOUR RIGHT TO PROTECT OUR HEALTH.

PUBLIC HEALTH IS EVERY INDIVIDUAL'S RESPONSIBILITY.

OUR DISTRICT DESERVES BETTER.

ROUND ROCK ISD HAS COUNTLESSLY STATED ITS PRIORITY TO STAY FLEXIBLE.

IF YOU'RE UNABLE TO PROVIDE A SAFE SOLUTION FOR US THAT IS GROUNDED IN SCIENCE, THEN I IMPLORE YOU TO RESIGN AND TO MAKE A WAY FOR LEADERS WHO CAN, IF NOT IN THE BEST, INTEREST AND SAFETY FOR OUR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS, THEN TO DO SO IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF YOUR OWN LEGACIES. HISTORY HAS IT'S EYES ON YOU.

THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT, IT'S JACOB MITCHELL, JACOB MITCHELL .

WE JUST HAVE [INAUDIBLE] KUMAR AND JACOB MITCHELL IN PERSON AND THEN THE THREE STUDENTS WE HAVE VIRTUALLY.

OK. ARE YOU [INAUDIBLE] KUMAR? NOW IT'S OK, JACOB, CAN GO FIRST.

GO AHEAD. ALL RIGHT.

AFTERNOON, EVERYONE.

I'M JACOB MITCHELL, A SENIOR AT ROUND ROCK HIGH SCHOOL, AND I'M HERE ON BEHALF OF MY SIBLINGS WHO CAN'T GET VACCINATED.

I WANT TO THANK THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD WHO HAVE ALLOWED THIS MASK MANDATE TO EXIST THUS FAR. I'M HAPPY THAT YOU CARE ENOUGH TO GRANT ME AND OTHERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A SEMBLANCE OF A SCHOOL YEAR, BUT I ALSO WISH TO ASK THAT WE DO MORE.

IF A MASK MANDATE IS GOING TO BE IMPLEMENTED, IT SHOULD NOT BE UP TO THE DISCRETION OF THE PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS ON WHETHER OR NOT THEY WANT TO ENFORCE IT.

WE NEED TO CREATE A SYSTEM THAT IS ENFORCEABLE AND SAFE FOR THE PEOPLE ON CAMPUS.

LET US MAKE A MASK MANDATE THAT'S IN PLACE, BUT LET'S ALSO IMPROVE OUR EFFICACY SURROUNDING THE SPEED AT WHICH CLOSE CONTACTS ARE SENT OUT.

LET US PROVIDE PEOPLE WITH THE RESOURCES THEY NEED TO ENFORCE THIS MASK MANDATE.

AND LET US CREATE AWARENESS BY SENDING OUT COVID NOTIFICATIONS LETTERS WITH ACCURATE DATA AND UP TO DATE INFORMATION SO THAT PEOPLE CAN BE AWARE OF THE ON GOINGS RATHER THAN HAVING VAGUE LETTERS SENT OUT ON A DAILY BASIS.

THANK YOU. AND OUR LAST IN-PERSON SPEAKER [INAUDIBLE] KUMAR.

GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS [INAUDIBLE] KUMAR.

I AM A SENIOR AT ROUND ROCK HIGH SCHOOL AND I AM HERE ON BEHALF OF AN UNNAMED TEACHER.

UNTIL NUMBERS SUBSTANTIALLY DECLINE BOTH NATIONALLY AND LOCALLY.

MASKS, ALONG WITH VACCINATIONS, ARE THE ONLY ENSURED PROTECTION THAT WE HAVE, BOTH FOR OURSELVES AND FOR OUR LOVED ONES.

THAT BEING SAID, THE TERM MASK MANDATE SEEMS SUBJECTIVE PER CAMPUS, AS THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE MASK POLICY HERE HAS BEEN LARGELY IGNORED.

WE, AS TEACHERS, NEVER RECEIVED THE LIST OF STUDENTS WHO MEDICALLY OPTED OUT.

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I PRESSED A FEW STUDENTS EARLY ON ABOUT MASKS, BUT RECEIVED NO ASSISTANCE WHEN TRYING TO FOLLOW STEPS OF DOCUMENTATION.

AND IN THE SEVERAL OPPORTUNITIES SO FAR FOR LEADERSHIP TO DIRECTLY ADDRESS OUR STUDENT BODY ON THE MASK MANDATE OR TO SIMPLY JUST WEAR A MASK AT THE EXAMPLE.

AGREE WITH IT OR NOT, PERSONALLY.

IT SEEMS MORE THAT APPEASEMENT OR PLAYING A PARTICULAR ROLE TO THE KIDS HERE HAS BEEN THE GOAL. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. WE DO HAVE THREE STUDENTS THAT ARE VIRTUAL, [INAUDIBLE].

HI, MY NAME IS [INAUDIBLE] AND I'M IN THIRD GRADE.

[INAUDIBLE] HI, MY NAME IS [INAUDIBLE].

AND I'M IN THIRD GRADE AND I THINK WE SHOULD PUT A MASK MANDATE.

PRESIDENT WEIR, CAN WE ASK HIM TO START AGAIN? I'M SORRY, SWEETIE. THERE'S A BUNCH OF PEOPLE YELLING.

CAN YOU HOLD ON ONE SECOND? WE'LL GIVE YOU YOUR TIME BACK.

ALL RIGHT, GO AHEAD. YOU GET YOUR ONE MINUTE BACK.

OK. HI, MY NAME'S [INAUDIBLE].

I'M IN THIRD GRADE AND I THINK WE SHOULD PUT A MASK MANDATE BECAUSE IT'S HURTING ME AND OTHERS AND IT'S EASY TO WEAR A MASK.

IT'S MY BROTHER WHO HAS ASTHMA IS AT MORE RISK.

HE HAS, HE CAN WEAR A MASK, OTHER PEOPLE CAN.

AND MY MOM HAS TO TAKE ME OUT OF THE CAFETERIA AND EAT LUNCH OUTSIDE BECAUSE SHE DIDN'T WANT TO EAT IN THE CAFETERIA.

I THINK WE SHOULD PUT A MASK MANDATE IF PEOPLE [INAUDIBLE].

30 SECONDS.

[INAUDIBLE] THEY'LL BE STUCK IN THE SCHOOL AND PEOPLE WILL GET COVID AND THAT.

SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS MILES RUBIN.

MY NAME IS MILES RUBIN, AND I'M IN THE FOURTH GRADE AT [INAUDIBLE] ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

I'M ASKING THEM TO PLEASE MAKE MASKS REQUIRED IN OUR SCHOOLS AND MAKE THE AND MAKE THE REQUIREMENT FOR THE WHOLE SCHOOL YEAR, AT LEAST FOR AT LEAST WHY WE WHILE WE ARE ON STAGE THREE AND ABOVE.

AND UNTIL ALL STUDENTS CAN BE VACCINATED, PLEASE ALSO HELP THE SCHOOLS HAVE MORE OUTDOOR SEATING SHADES SO ALL STUDENTS CAN EAT LUNCH OUTSIDE.

PLEASE LISTEN TO THE DOCTORS AND SCIENTISTS AND PUT OUR HEALTH AND SAFETY FIRST.

THANK YOU.

AND OUR LAST STUDENT SPEAKER IS ELIAS RUBIN.

MY NAME IS ELIAS RUBIN.

I. I'M IN SECOND GRADE.

I, LUNCH SHOULD BE OUTSIDE.

I THINK THERE SHOULD BE EQUAL SPACING, TOO.

I THINK THAT THERE SHOULD ALSO BE A MASK, A MASK MANDATE TO KEEP OUR STUDENTS SAFE.

END QUOTE. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. THAT'S THAT IS ALL OUR STUDENTS SPEAKERS.

SO NOW ANY ADULTS THAT SIGNED UP FOR E, F, G AND H ITEMS. LET ME LOOK THROUGH THE CARDS REAL QUICK.

OK, SO THOSE THAT SIGNED UP FOR E, F, G AND H LOOKS LIKE WE ONLY HAVE ONE PERSON, LESLIE WINTERS, SIGNED UP FOR E ONE.

IS, WILL YOU SEE IF LESLIE WINTERS IS OUT THERE? THERE ARE ALSO FOUR OPEN SEATS.

YOU SIGNED UP FOR E1 MS. WINTERS. OK.

MY NAME IS LESLIE WINTERS AND I HAVE A CHAPTER CHAIR FOR [INAUDIBLE] MOTHER'S FOR LIBERTY. I'M OUTSIDE OF THE HALLWAY WITH A GROUP OF PARENTS THAT ARE NOT BEING LET IN THIS BUILDING RIGHT ACROSS THE HALL.

THERE ARE. IS THIS DISTRICT [INAUDIBLE]? YEAH. LET ME GET BACK TO MY POINT.

YOU. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

OK. HOW WOULD ANY OF OUR DAUGHTERS, HOW WOULD ANY OF OUR DAUGHTERS FEEL SAFE SITTING IN AN OFFICE WITH HIM JUST FOR HIS ALLEGATIONS? ALLEGATIONS. WHAT ABOUT YOUR TEACHERS THAT YOU CARE SO MUCH ABOUT AND YOU WANT TO PAY SO WELL? HOW WERE ANY OF YOUR TEACHERS SUPPOSED TO FEEL IF THEY'RE IN A ROOM WITH HIM? HEY, WILL YOU WRITE DOWN MY NOTE? [INAUDIBLE] YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE LEFT MS.

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[INAUDIBLE] IN DONNA ISD? MY NAME IS LESLIE WINTERS.

YOU CAME TO ROUND ROCK AND YOU FOUND LESLIE WINTERS.

YOU LEFT DONNA AND YOU LEFT MS. RAQUEL AND DONNA OVER THERE.

MY NAME IS. TIME. YOUR TIME IS EXPIRED.

THANK YOU FOR SPEAKING TODAY.

ALL RIGHT. THERE ARE EMPTY CHAIRS FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT ARE NOT IN A CHAIR.

IF YOU COULD PLEASE GO AHEAD AND TAKE THE CHAIR BECAUSE WE ARE GOING TO CLEAR THE ROOM.

YOU'RE CHOOSING NOT TO SIT IN A CHAIR.

CAN YOU CLARIFY WHO IS CLEARING THE ROOM? WHO IS MAKING THIS CHOICE? PLEASE, MADAM CHAIR? PLEASE CLARIFY. YES, THIS HAS ALREADY BEEN DISCUSSED AND VOTED ON.

SO I'M GOING TO ASK ACTUALLY THE ROUND ROCK ISD POLICE OFFICERS TO PLEASE THE CHAIRS THAT WERE SET UP BY THE ADMINISTRATION ARE GOING TO BE THE CHAIRS THAT PEOPLE ARE SITTING IN.

YOU CAN CHOOSE TO TAKE AN OPEN CHAIR OR YOU CAN CHOOSE.

DISCUSSION WITH OUR LAWYERS? SO WE'D NEED TO CLEAR THE ROOM COMPLETELY FOR THAT.

WE CAN GO INTO CLOSED AT ANY TIME.

WE CAN'T. IT CAN ONLY GO INTO DISCUSSION MATTERS IN CLOSED SESSION THAT ARE ON THE AGENDA. AS I SAID BEFORE YOU HAVE A RULE, YOU ARE ALLOWED TO ENFORCE THE RULE AS YOU DEEM APPROPRIATE. WHO HAS THE RULE? YEAH, I MEAN, WE'RE GOING TO ENFORCE THE RULE THAT THE ADMINISTRATION HAS SET BY SETTING OUT THESE CHAIRS.

THIS IS NOT THE FIRST MEETING WE HAVE AT.

WE'RE MORE THAN HAPPY TO RECONSIDER FOR THE NEXT BOARD MEETING.

GUYS, PLEASE STOP.

I'M GOING. I'M GOING TO ASK ONE TIME, DR.

AZAIEZ. PLEASE, CAN WE PLEASE TURN DOWN THE TEMPERATURE OF WHAT IS GOING ON HERE AND ALLOW MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO FEEL COMFORTABLE COMING IN HERE TO OBSERVE OUR MEETING, TO DO SO AND THOSE WHO ARE NOT COMFORTABLE COMING IN HERE? . CAN THEY PLEASE SOCIALLY DISTANCE OUT IN THE COMMON AREA WHERE THEY CAN SOCIALLY DISTANCE? CAN WE PLEASE JUST LET COOLER HEADS PREVAIL HERE AND ALLOW THE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO HAVE SHOWN UP FOR OUR MEETING INTO OUR MEETING? CAN WE PLEASE DO THAT? [INAUDIBLE] TRUSTEE WESTON THERE WAS.

YOU MADE US VOTE, YOU MADE US VOTE.

SO YOU TOOK IT OUT OF HIS HANDS.

SO WE HAVE VOTED.

THE BOARD HAS VOTED TO UPHOLD WHAT THE ADMINISTRATION HAS SET UP.

SO ONCE AGAIN, THERE ARE OPEN SEATS YOU CAN CHOOSE TO TAKE AN OPEN SEAT.

AND I MOVE THAT WE ADJOURN UNTIL THE SITTING IS.

OK. YES, WE'RE GOING TO ADJOURN. THANK YOU.

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A RECESS.

OK, WE DID HAVE TWO SPEAKERS, AND THEN AFTER THAT, WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A FEW THINGS OUT OF ORDER. SO ON E AND F, DOUG MCLEAN.

MADAM PRESIDENT, ARE WE BACK IN SESSION? DO WE NEED TO GAVEL IN? YES. ITS 6:16 WE'RE BACK IN SESSION.

OK, I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT DUE TO THE HOSTILITY DIRECTED TO THE PUBLIC TONIGHT AND MY CONCERNS ABOUT VIOLENCE.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

FIRST OF ALL, I DO WANT TO RECOGNIZE TRUSTEE WESTON AND BONE WHO HAVE ENDANGERED EVERYONE IN HERE BY NOT WEARING MASKS.

EXCUSE ME, NO INTERRUPTING.

LET HIM SPEAK.

HE GETS HIS MINUTE.

TRUSTEE WESTON AND BONE OF ENDANGERED PEOPLE BY NOT HAVING THEIR MASKS, WHICH IS UNDER THE POLICY THAT WAS VOTED ON BY THE BOARD.

WOULD YOU CARRY A GUN IN HERE TRUSTEE WESTON? WOULD YOU TWIRL IT AROUND YOUR FINGER? WOULD YOU DO THAT? THAT WOULD ENDANGER EVERYONE IN HERE? NOT BEING AWARE OF WHERE THE BULLETS WOULD FLY.

THAT'S WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH AN UNMASKED PEOPLE.

I HOPE THAT Y'ALL WILL ENFORCE THOSE RULES FOR THE TRUSTEES AS WRITTEN IN THE RULES.

ADDITIONALLY, MY DAUGHTER ISABELLE HAS A REMOTE LEARNING CLASS WITH 41 CHILDREN.

THAT'S NOT ACCEPTABLE.

WE NEED TO LOWER THOSE NUMBERS.

SHE'S IN REMOTE LEARNING BECAUSE OF THE MASK MANDATE IS NOT FULLY ENFORCEABLE ALL THE TIME. PLEASE KEEP IT IN PLACE.

PLEASE THANK YOU FOR DOING THAT.

CHANGING THE SUBJECT. APRIL 8TH, 2024 IS A FULL ECLIPSE.

[00:30:02]

MAKE THAT A PUBLIC HOLIDAY FOR THE STUDENTS.

APRIL EIGHT, 2024 FULL ECLIPSE.

MASK MANDATE FOR STAFF AND STUDENTS, PLEASE DO THAT.

IT'S VERY IMPORTANT.

TIME HAS EXPIRED.

JOSEPH MCCULLOUGH.

ALL RIGHT, I DON'T SEE MR. MCCULLOUGH FOR ITEM F, SO WE ARE GOING TO SKIP NOW TO ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION BY CONSENT.

[G. ACTION ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION BY CONSENT]

TRUSTEE FELLER.

PRESIDENT WEIR I MOVED TO APPROVE ITEMS G ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR AND FIVE BY CONSENT.

I'M SORRY, CAN YOU GAVEL OUT AND ANYBODY THAT NEEDS TO BE REMOVED? MCCULLOUGH.

MCCULLOUGH, WHY DON'T YOU TAKE YOUR MINUTE REAL QUICK? MS. WE THIS MAN HAS HIS ONE MINUTE WE'RE GOING TO LET MR. MCCULLOUGH SPEAK. MADAME CHAIR, HAS HE RECEIVED MORE THAN ONE WARNING? HE HAS.

CLARK. YOU'VE RECEIVED NUMEROUS WARNINGS.

THIS IS YOUR WARNING. SHE JUST YES, YOU HAVE A WARNING.

TEXAS PENAL CODE SECTION 3813 AND 4205.

SHE WARNED. YOU YOU WANT TO KEEP GOING? MR. CLARK. YOU HAVE TO LEAVE.

YOU'VE GOT TO LEAVE.

BYE BYE. YOU HAVE TO LEAVE. MR. CLARK, WE CANNOT CONTINUE THIS THIS.

WE.

BE QUIET OR LEAVE.

I MOVE THAT WE ADJOURN. I WILL.

ALL RIGHT. SO WE HAVE A MOTION FOR ADJOURNMENT.

IS THERE A SECOND? I MEAN, I DON'T KNOW WHAT WE DO WITH THE TAX RATE AT THIS POINT, BECAUSE THIS. TO THE MEETING ON SATURDAY? MADAME CHAIR, AT THIS POINT, ESPECIALLY FOR THIS ONE DISRUPTIVE PERSON, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE HIM REMOVED.

SHE HAS NOT BEEN WARNED.

NO, WE WARNED MR. . TRUSTEE HARRISON. I PULL MY MY MOTION BACK.

CAN I? CAN I MAKE A MOTION? SURE.

I MOVE TO FOR THE CONSENT.

I'VE ALREADY MADE A MOTION FOR THE SHE MADE A MOTION FOR CONSENT ONE THROUGH ONE THROUGH.

CAN YOU HOLD ON A SECOND? MR. MCCULLOUGH ONE SECOND.

BECAUSE YOU WERE SPEAKING ON ITEMS, THE DISCUSSION ITEMS, F RIGHT? OK, SO CAN WE WE'RE GONNA TAKE G OUT OF ORDER REAL QUICK AND THEN WE'LL COME BACK TO YOU ONCE SECOND.

PRESIDENT WEIR I SECOND TRUSTEE FELLER'S MOTION.

OK. AND JUST TO REPEAT MY MOTION WAS I MOVED TO APPROVE ITEMS G ONE THROUGH FIVE BY CONSENT. OK, WE HAD A MOTION AND THE SECOND TO DO G ONE THROUGH FIVE BY CONSENT.

ALL THOSE IN FAVOR RAISE YOUR HAND.

ALL THOSE OPPOSED.

SO IT PASSES FIVE ZERO.

MS. FELLER.

TRUSTEE, PRESIDENT WEIR.

[6. Adoption of Resolution Setting Tax Rate for 2021-2022]

I WOULD LIKE TO LOOK AT ITEM G SIX AND THE TAX RATE, AND I WAS VERY CLEAR WHEN WE HAD THIS DISCUSSION BACK IN JUNE THAT WE HAD THE OPTION TO CHANGE WHAT THE PROPOSAL WOULD BE FOR THE TAX RATE AND GIVEN THE FACT THAT WE ARE FACING A $30 MILLION BUDGET SHORTFALL.

I WOULD LIKE TO PUT THE GOLDEN PENNY BACK ON THE TABLE AND POSSIBLY EVEN THE PENNY FOR THE INS AS WELL, BUT CERTAINLY THE GOLDEN PENNY.

YOU'RE MAKING A DECISION WITHOUT THE PUBLIC'S KNOWLEDGE.

THE PUBLIC IS WANTING TO SEE ALL RIGHT. OFFICER WILLOUGHBY, I'M VERY SORRY TO PUT YOU IN THIS POSITION, BUT MR. CLARK HAS BEEN WARNED NUMEROUS TIMES AND WE CANNOT CONTINUE WITH OUR MEETING WITH HIM SPEAKING.

THE PUBLIC HAS TO BE ALLOWED IN.

YOU CAN'T PREVENT THE PUBLIC.

NO, NO, NO.

WE'RE NOT LEAVING.

YOU'RE NOT LETTING THE PUBLIC INTO AN OPEN MEETING.

[00:35:01]

SHAME ON YOU. COMMUNIST, COMMUNIST.

LET THE PUBLIC IN.

THANK YOU.

SO, DR.

AZAIEZ. I KNOW WE WE HAD THE THE TAX RATE ON FOR CONSENT, BUT IT'S BEEN PULLED WITH A QUESTION ABOUT THE GOLDEN PENNY.

AND.

SO THE GOLDEN PENNY AND AS YOU KNOW, OUR CFO DR.

ADIX LEFT OUR DISTRICT AND WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF BRINGING IN A NEW CFO.

WE HIRE SOMEONE WHO'S BEEN HERE IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS JUST FOR CLARIFICATION FOR GIVE MORE INFORMATION TO OUR BOARD MEMBERS.

BY ADDING THE GOLDEN PENNY, WE WILL WILL ADD ABOUT FIVE ROUGHLY FIVE POINT SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS TO OUR REVENUE THAT WILL REALLY HELP REDUCE OUR DEFICIT.

BUT AGAIN, BY BY ABOUT $5.7 MILLION.

SO OBVIOUSLY, OUR ADMINISTRATION WILL WELCOME THAT DECISION IF OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES WANT TO GO THAT ROUTE. DR.

XIAO. SO WHEN IS THE DEADLINE WILL HAVE TO SET UP THE TAX RATE? I THINK IT'S TONIGHT BECAUSE WE DID POST IN THE NEWSPAPER.

I MEAN, IT HAS TO BE DONE BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30TH, BUT THERE IS A POSTING REQUIREMENT.

SO WE CAN'T DISCUSS THE GOLDEN PENNY AT THE [INAUDIBLE] AT THE GOLDEN PENNY AFTER TODAY? I GUESS I'M GOING TO LEAVE THAT TO COUNCIL.

MS. WELLS, IT IS IT SOMETHING THAT WE COULD DO ON SATURDAY OR BECAUSE OF THE POSTING IN THE NEWSPAPER? DOES IT NEED TO BE DONE TODAY? WELL, THAT'S WHY WE WERE JUST LOOKING INTO REGARDING THE TIMING OF THE POSTING.

AND SO I THINK THAT WE ARE.

I DON'T KNOW THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY POSTPONE UNTIL SATURDAY BECAUSE OF HOW LONG IT TAKES ONCE WE NOTIFY THE NEWSPAPER, HOW LONG IT TAKES THEM TO ACTUALLY PUBLISH THE NOTIFICATION. SO I DON'T THINK IT'S A IT'S A IT'S A BIG RISK RIGHT NOW.

I THINK WE NEED TO DO IT TONIGHT.

SO VICE PRESIDENT FELLER, ARE YOU MAKING A MOTION OR DO YOU WANT TO HAVE DISCUSSION? GOSH, SORRY, REALLY LOUD.

AGAIN, ANOTHER QUESTION FOR YOU MS. WELLS. IS THERE ANYTHING IN THE POSTING THAT WOULD PREVENT US FROM CHANGING THE RATE THAT WE HAVE WRITTEN IN HERE? LIKE THIS? AND FORGIVE ME, I DIDN'T GO AND LOOK AT THE POSTING.

DOES IT MENTION A SPECIFIC RATE? CAN WE CHANGE IT TONIGHT? I HAVEN'T LOOKED AT THE POSTING, BUT I'M ASSUMING THAT THE LAST TIME WE DISCUSSED THIS, WE DISCUSSED A DIFFERENT TAX RATE.

AND SO WE HAVE TO GIVE THE PUBLIC NOTICE OF WHAT OUR PROPOSED TAX RATE IS GOING TO BE.

SO LET ME TAKE A LOOK AT THE POSTING.

IF IT CAN, DO YOU HAVE IT? I DON'T KNOW IF ANYBODY HAS IT PULLED UP QUICKLY, BUT I DON'T.

WE HAVE MS. RHODE IN THE BACK.

SHE'S OUR DIRECTOR OF FINANCE, SO SINCE WE DON'T HAVE A CFO CURRENTLY, SO SHE'S TRYING TO GET THAT INFORMATION FOR US.

AND I'M HAPPY TO MAKE A DIFFERENT MOTION.

I JUST NEED TO KNOW.

MAYBE DOUG OR JENNY, I'M NOT SURE WHAT THAT LANGUAGE WOULD BE IF WE'RE ADDING ONE PENNY.

THE MOTION ON OUR AGENDA SAYS I MOVE THAT THE PROPERTY TAX RATE BE LOWERED BY THE ADOPTION OF A TAX RATE OF ONE DOLLAR AND TWELVE POINT ONE TWO THREE SIX.

SO WOULD THAT BE A DOLLAR AND POINT ONE THREE THREE SIX, WHICH IS EFFECTIVELY A SIX POINT NINETY NINE PERCENT? NO, THAT'S [INAUDIBLE].

I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE MOTION LANGUAGE WOULD BE IF WE ADDED THIS GOLDEN PENNY IN.

WE'VE GIVEN MR. OATES SOME TIME TO SETTLE THERE.

GOOD EVENING. WHEN WE HELD A PUBLIC HEARING IN JUNE TO ADOPT THE PROPOSED TAX RATE, WE GAVE YOU THREE SCENARIOS AND YOU VOTED ON.

THE SCENARIO NUMBER THREE.

AND SO WHAT WE'RE BRINGING BACK TONIGHT IS A LITTLE DIFFERENT THAN THAT SCENARIO BECAUSE THE TAX RATE HAS BEEN COMPRESSED A LITTLE BIT ON THE M&O SIDE, BUT THE INS SIDE REMAINS UNCHANGED. AND SO WE CAN ADOPT THAT, WE CAN.

YOU CAN CERTAINLY CHANGE AND ADOPT THE GOLDEN PENNY AS WELL.

BUT I WOULDN'T SUGGEST CHANGING THE INS RATE.

YOU DON'T GAIN ANYTHING OUT OF THAT.

ON THE M&O SIDE, THAT'S INS IS CLEARLY JUST FOR OUR DEBT SERVICE.

AND I'M FINE WITH THAT. SO.

AGAIN, I'M LOOKING FOR GUIDANCE ON WHAT MOTION LANGUAGE WOULD BE.

I DON'T KNOW IF I HAVE SUPPORT ON THE DAIS TO CHANGE THAT RATE, BUT.

[00:40:03]

I SUPPORT ADDING ONE GOLDEN PENNY ON M&O.

MS. VESSA. I MEAN, WE HAD A LENGTHY DISCUSSION IN JUNE, AND I THINK EVERYONE RECALLS THE ARGUMENTS THAT I MADE IN TERMS OF JUST WHERE I FEEL LIKE OUR DISTRICT IS LONG TERM AND WHAT IS FINANCIALLY PRUDENT.

SO OBVIOUSLY I WAS PART OF THE VOTE THAT TO TO ADOPT THE GOLDEN PENNY BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE I DO FEEL LIKE WHERE WE'RE ARE RIGHT NOW WILL CHANGE.

I DON'T THINK I DON'T THINK WE'RE GOING TO BE AT THE SAME DEFICIT LEVEL THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. I THINK THAT THERE'S A GOOD CHANCE THAT WE WILL BE HELD HARMLESS AND I'LL WORK WITH THE ADMINISTRATION TO LOBBY IN THAT REGARD.

THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHER DISTRICTS IN THE SAME POSITION AS US AS WE GOT INFORMATION ABOUT . A LOT OF OTHER DISTRICTS.

ACTUALLY, I THINK PROBABLY IT'S MORE THE EXCEPTION OF A DISTRICT THAT ISN'T IN THE SAME POSITION AS US, SO IT'S A STATEWIDE PROBLEM.

THE PANDEMIC RESURGED AS WE WERE HAVING THIS DISCUSSION BACK IN THE SPRING.

WE DID NOT ANTICIPATE THIS.

WE ANTICIPATED AN IMPROVED ENROLLMENT.

BUT WE HAVE THE PANDEMIC AS BAD AS IT'S REALLY ACTUALLY WORSE THAN IT'S EVER BEEN.

AND SO PEOPLE ARE MAKING DECISIONS ACCORDINGLY.

AND SO I DO HOPE, THOUGH, THAT IS WE THAT WE MOVE THROUGH THE YEAR AND THE PANDEMIC IMPROVES, THAT WE SEE STUDENTS RETURN.

AND I ALSO HOPE THAT WE CAN WORK WITH TEA AND THE LEGISLATURE TO HAVE ANOTHER HOLD HARMLESS. I KNOW THERE WAS A QUESTION, TRUSTEE AMBER.

I KNOW THAT THERE WAS A QUESTION ABOUT HOW THAT WOULD READ IF YOU SEE IN THE SECOND PARAGRAPH HERE, WHEN IT SAYS THE COMPRESS OF M&O OF RATE OF ZERO POINT EIGHT EIGHT THREE SIX AND THEN YOU CAN SEE THAT ZERO POINT EIGHT FOUR THREE SIX IS ACTUALLY THE THE THE TIER ONE. AND THEN THERE ARE FULL GOLD FOUR GOLDEN PENNIES THAT WE ALREADY HAVE, RIGHT? SO INSTEAD OF FOUR, WE WILL HAVE FULL GOLDEN PENNIES.

AND SO THAT NUMBER WILL GO TO ZERO POINT.

THE TOTAL WILL BE ZERO POINT EIGHT NINE THREE SIX AND THAT INCLUDES ZERO POINT EIGHT FIVE THREE SIXTY ONE, I'M SORRY, EIGHT FOUR THREE SIX PLUS FIVE GOLDEN PENNIES INSTEAD OF FOUR. THAT'S HOW.

I'M READY TO MAKE A MOTION.

CAN I MAKE ONE MORE COMMENT? THE LAW STATES THAT ADOPTION OF THE FIFTH GOLDEN PENNY HAS TO BE BY AN UNANIMOUS VOTE.

THAT CHANGED FOR THIS YEAR.

THIS YEAR, IT'S JUST A MAJORITY VOTE NOW.

NOW THE FIRST YEAR AFTER HB3 PASSED, THAT WAS TRUE.

IT WOULD HAD TO BE UNANIMOUS VOTE, BUT THEN PASSED THE FIRST YEAR AFTER HB3.

THEN IT WAS JUST A MAJORITY.

THAT'S MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE LAW.

DR. AZAIEZ DO YOU? OK. I THOUGHT IT WAS OPPOSITE.

I THOUGHT IT WAS A MAJORITY THE FIRST YEAR.

NO IT WAS UNANIMOUS THE FIRST YEAR.

THAT'S PROBABLY GOING TO BE MORE OF A LEGAL QUESTION.

I DON'T KNOW IF AMY OR I'M SORRY, MS. WELLS [INAUDIBLE] KNOWS ANSWER.

I'M READY TO MAKE A MOTION.

IS THIS ON? SO WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO LOOK AT THAT, I COULDN'T TELL YOU OFF THE TOP OF OUR HEAD, IF THAT'S CORRECT OR NOT.

IF WE'RE GOING TO HAVE AN ISSUE ABOUT WHETHER THERE'S A UNANIMOUS VOTE THAT OBVIOUSLY WE WANT TO CONFIRM WHETHER THAT'S INDEED THE CASE.

SO MAYBE WE PUT IT TO A VOTE AND THEN WELL. AND SO IF WE'RE GOING TO CHANGE THE TAX RATE FROM WHAT WE HAD PREVIOUSLY DISCUSSED AND WHAT WAS POSTED INITIALLY, THEN WE WOULD HAVE TO REPOST.

WE HAVE TO HAVE THE 10 DAYS.

SO IF WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE IF WE'RE ADOPTING THE TAX RATE BEFORE THE 30TH AND DEPENDING ON HOW LONG IT TAKES FOR THE NEWSPAPER TO ACCEPT THE POSTING, WE CAN DO IT BEFORE SEPTEMBER 30TH, HOLD ANOTHER MEETING POST IT AND HOLD ANOTHER MEETING IT JUST WE'RE GOING TO BE CUTTING IT CLOSE, BUT IT LOOKS LIKE WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO.

WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO DO THAT, AND THAT CAN ALSO ALLOW US TO GET THE INFORMATION ON WHETHER IT REQUIRES THE UNANIMOUS VOTE.

SO LET ME ASK YOU A QUESTION, BECAUSE WHAT IF HOW HOW IS THE NEWSPAPER POSTING BECAUSE WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THIS BOARD IS GOING TO VOTE, IF IT'S GOING TO BE TO ACCEPT THE GOLDEN PENNY OR NOT? AND LIKE THAT WAS WHY I ASKED THE QUESTION BACK IN JUNE OF WE'RE ADOPTING A BUDGET WITH THIS TAX RATE IN MIND.

BUT CAN WE CHANGE OUR MIND IN SEPTEMBER? AND I ASKED LIKE TWO OR THREE TIMES, LIKE MAKING SURE CAN WE CHANGE OUR MIND IN SEPTEMBER IF THE SITUATION IS DIFFERENT? AND WE WERE TOLD YES.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF I HAVE ENOUGH VOTES, WHETHER IT'S UNANIMOUS OR NOT REQUIREMENT.

I DON'T KNOW IF I HAVE THE VOTES TO GET THIS GOLDEN PENNY.

SO HOW DO WE POST FOR THAT WHEN WE DON'T KNOW IF THE GOLDEN PENNY IS GOING TO PASS OR NOT? SO YOU JUST HAVE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PUBLIC HAS NOTICE OF WHAT WE MIGHT PROPOSE THE TAX RATE TO BE.

[00:45:01]

AND I WOULD ASK RHONDA IF SHE UNDERSTANDS THAT DIFFERENTLY.

SO IF WE'RE TALKING, SO IF THAT'S SO THESE ARE SO JUST LIKE WE WOULD SAY, WE WE MAY PROPOSE THIS, THIS OR THIS, YOU KNOW, THE DIFFERENT, THE DIFFERENT OPTIONS.

I DON'T REMEMBER IF BACK IN JUNE, WHEN WE HAD THE DIFFERENT OPTIONS THAT IF WE MAY HAVE EVEN SAID BACK THEN, WE'RE CONSIDERING ADOPTING THE GOLDEN PENNY, WE'RE CONSIDERING THIS.

I DON'T KNOW THAT WE SAID THAT AND THAT IT WAS POSTED.

WE DID. WE POSTED A HIGHER TAX RATE FOR FOR THE PUBLIC HEARING IN JUNE, AND THEN WE OFFERED THE THREE OPTIONS AND YOU ELECTED AT THAT TIME NOT TO ADOPT A BUDGET BASED ON THE GOLDEN PENNY BEING IN THERE.

AND SO BECAUSE WE HAVE ALREADY POSTED AT THAT HIGHER RATE, WE CAN ADOPT A RATE UP TO THAT AMOUNT. BECAUSE OF WHAT WE POSTED BACK IN JUNE? CORRECT. OK.

SO WE WOULDN'T HAVE TO REPOST FOR THIS MEETING AND WE COULD.

IS THAT WHAT I'M UNDERSTANDING? IS THAT? THE PUBLIC HAS NOTICE OF WHAT THE TAX RATE COULD BE THE HIGHEST THAT IT COULD BE, THAT WE WOULD. IT COULD BE VOTED ON THEN WE DO NOT HAVE TO REPOST.

YOU JUST HAVE TO ENSURE THAT WE DON'T.

YOU DON'T SURPRISE THE PUBLIC LATER BY SAYING WE TOLD YOU IT WAS GOING TO BE THIS, BUT REALLY, IT'S GOING TO BE HIGHER.

CAN, CAN YOU? IS THERE ANY WAY TO CHECK ABOUT THE UNANIMOUS? BECAUSE. I FOUND IT, I FOUND IT IN A DOCUMENT, AND CORY, MS. VESSA WAS CORRECT THAT FOR THE 2020 YEAR, IT WAS A UNANIMOUS.

AND IT SAYS EVERY FUTURE YEAR IT JUST HAS TO BE APPROVED BY THE BOARD THAT IT'S ONLY THE 2020 YEAR THAT IT WAS UNANIMOUS.

OK. SO I THINK THEN.

OK, SO I'M I'M READY TO MAKE A MOTION, I MOVE THAT WE ACCEPT THE PROPOSED TOTAL TAX RATE FOR THE 21 22 FOR 2021 2022 FOR ROUND ROCK ISD IS $1.1336 . THIS IS COMPRISED OF AN M&O RATE OF 0.8936, WHICH INCLUDES 0.8436 FOR TIER ONE AND 0.5 GOLDEN PENNIES AND A 0.2400 FOR DEBT SERVICE.

I JUST WANT TO CONFIRM AGAIN THE TOTAL RATE IS ONE, 1.12 OR 1.336? 1.1336.

THANK YOU. SO I'M ADDING ONE PENNY TO THE OVERALL RATE, AND I'M ADDING ONE PENNY TO THE M&O RATE AND I'M LEAVING THE TWENTY FOUR CENTS FOR DEBT SERVICE THE SAME.

OK. I SECOND.

OK, WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND TO ADD ONE PENNY OVERALL AND ONE PENNY TO THE M&O AND LEAVE DEBT SERVICES AS LISTED.

JUST TO CLARIFY ONE PENNY OVERALL, WHICH INCLUDES THE ONE GOLDEN PENNY, BECAUSE YOU SAID AND GOLDEN PENNY.

SORRY. SO I WANT TO MAKE SURE IT'S NOT ONE PENNY OVERALL AND ONE GOLDEN PENNY, IT'S JUST ONE PENNY OVERALL.

I WILL SAY WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND I WON'T REPEAT IT.

THE MOTION THAT MS. FELLER MADE ALL THOSE IN FAVOR.

RAISE YOUR HAND. THOSE OPPOSED.

SO MOTION PASSES FOUR ONE.

RIGHT. I WAS ACTUALLY GOING TO SUGGEST TO THE BOARD THAT WE GO INTO CLOSED, I KNOW, MR.

[F. DISCUSSION ITEMS]

MCCULLOUGH, YOU WANTED TO SPEAK ON ITEM F, WE MAY NOT GET TO IT, BUT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE YOUR MINUTE NOW, WE'LL GO AHEAD AND LET YOU TAKE YOUR MINUTE.

TIMEKEEPER IS THERE. OK.

SO I ACTUALLY CAME TO SPEAK ON ITEM F SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE I WANTED TO GET AHEAD OF WHAT WE'VE OBSERVED. I WANTED TO DISCUSS SPECIFICALLY THE PUBLIC DISCUSSION, DISRUPTION PROVISION OF THE POLICY. I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT WAS ENFORCED.

AND UNFORTUNATELY, WE HAVE ALREADY SEEN DISRUPTION.

IT HAS BEEN A GROWING, DISTURBING TREND ACROSS THE COUNTRY WHERE YOU SEE BOARD MEETINGS BECOMING A BREEDING GROUND FOR HOSTILITY, DISRUPTION AND AT SOME CASES, EVEN VIOLENCE.

I HAVE READ THROUGH THE GUIDELINE POSTED BY THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT. IT IS ABOUT 130 PAGES.

I DID MY HOMEWORK.

I ASKED DR. BONE WHAT SPECIFIC COURT CASE OR WHAT SPECIFIC PROVISION OF THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT OR WE SUPPOSEDLY VIOLATING HERE BY USING THE OVERFLOW ROOM AND NOT HAVING THIS PLACE PACKED IN THE PANDEMIC.

AND SHE COULD NOT ANSWER.

SO LET THE RECORD SHOW TONIGHT THAT WHEN SHE HAD THE ABILITY TO CHOOSE REASON OVER VIOLENCE, SHE CHOSE HOSTILITY AND VIOLENCE.

TIME. THANK YOU FOR SPEAKING TONIGHT.

[00:50:02]

THANK YOU. ACTUALLY, I'M GOING TO SUGGEST TO THE BOARD THAT WE DO H ONE REAL QUICK BEFORE

[H. ACTION ITEMS]

WE GO INTO CLOSED AND THERE WERE NO SPEAKERS THAT SIGNED UP FOR H ONE.

SO I JUST WANT TO GO AHEAD AND DO THIS QUICKLY.

I DID TOUR THE WILLIAMSON COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT WITH TRUSTEE WESTON A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO. IT WAS A GREAT TOUR.

I APPRECIATE WHAT THEY DO THERE.

THEY HAVE EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE.

I WANT EVERYONE TO KNOW THAT OUR CURRENT REPRESENTATIVE IS OUR FORMER BOARD PRESIDENT.

IS OUR FORMER BOARD PRESIDENT, CHAD CHADWELL.

IT'S SOMEWHAT OF A CONFLICT OF INTEREST, REALLY TO HAVE A BOARD MEMBER, A SITTING BOARD MEMBER, AND HE WAS A SITTING BOARD MEMBER AT THE TIME IN ROUND ROCK ISD ON THE WILLIAMSON COUNTY APPRAISAL DISTRICT.

WE CAN GO INTO FURTHER DISCUSSION OF THAT IF WE WANT TO.

I ACTUALLY LIKE TO PUT FORWARD A FORMER TRUSTEE AND NOW COMMUNITY MEMBER, MASON MOSES.

I HAVE SPOKEN WITH HIM TO SEE IF HE WOULD BE WILLING TO SERVE IN THIS CAPACITY, AND HE SAID THAT HE WILL. SO THAT IS MY NOMINEE.

I DON'T KNOW IF ANYONE ELSE HAS ANYONE THAT THEY WANT TO PUT FORWARD FOR CONSIDERATION.

I THINK YOU NEED TO MAKE THE MOTION.

I CAN DO THAT.

THERE YOU GO. THANK YOU.

[INAUDIBLE] I MOVE THAT THE BOARD ADOPT A RESOLUTION APPROVING MASON MOSES AS ROUND ROCK ISD'S NOMINEE FOR THE WILLIAMSON CENTRAL APPRAISAL DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

SECOND. IS THERE ANY FURTHER DISCUSSION FROM ANY TRUSTEES? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR RAISE YOUR HAND.

ALL THOSE OPPOSED. RIGHT.

SO MOTION PASSES FOUR ONE.

I'M GOING TO SUGGEST THAT WE POSTPONE EVERYTHING ELSE IN THIS MEETING UNTIL SATURDAY, AND WE WILL GO INTO CLOSED SESSION NOW PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE UNDER SECTION FIVE

[K. CLOSED SESSION]

FIVE ONE POINT ZERO SEVEN ONE AND FIVE FIVE ONE POINT ZERO SEVEN FOUR.

THE BOARD WILL CONSIDER AND DISCUSS PENDING LITIGATION AND CONSULT WITH ATTORNEY REGARDING MASK LITIGATION AND TEA LETTER PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE UNDER SECTION FIVE FIVE ONE POINT ZERO SEVEN ONE AND FIVE FIVE ONE POINT ZERO SEVEN FOUR, THE BOARD WILL CONSIDER AND DISCUSS PROPOSED TERMINATION OF TEACHER CONTRACTS.

SO IT IS 6:40 AND WE WILL GO INTO CLOSED.

OK. IT'S 7:59.

[L. CALL BACK TO ORDER/EXECUTIVE SESSION MOTIONS]

AND WE HAVE WE ARE BACK IN OPEN SESSION.

DO WE HAVE ANY EXECUTIVE MOTIONS FROM CLOSED? YES, I MOVE THAT WE MAKE PUBLIC THE TEA NOTICE OF CORRECT CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN AND AGREED CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN.

SECOND.

WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND TO MAKE PUBLIC.

THE TEA CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN.

WELL, WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND, AS STATED BY TRUSTEE HARRISON.

IS THERE ANY FURTHER COMMENT? ALL THOSE IN FAVOR RAISE YOUR HAND.

THE MOTION PASSES FIVE ZERO.

[M. BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS/REQUESTS FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS]

ARE THERE ANY OTHER BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS OR REQUESTS FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS? TRUSTEE FELLER.

BROADCAST AND APOLOGIZE.

TWO THINGS, I AM THRILLED THAT WE WERE ABLE TO CHANGE THE DATE OF THIS MEETING TO ACCOMMODATE OUR JEWISH COMMUNITY AND NOT MEET ON THEIR HIGH HOLY DAY.

I AM SORRY THAT WE WEREN'T ABLE TO CONDUCT ALL OF OUR BUSINESS.

SECOND THING IS, I AM DISAPPOINTED THAT WE MISSED THE FESTIVAL OF BANDS TONIGHT.

I WISH A WONDERFUL FESTIVAL OF BANDS THAT I'M SURE IS STILL GOING ON TONIGHT, RIGHT NOW AT KELLY REEVES AND FULLY SUPPORT OUR FINE ARTS PROGRAM.

THANK YOU. WE WILL BE REPOSTING TWO OF OUR AGENDA ITEMS FOR SATURDAY AFTERNOON.

TRUSTEE HARRISON. OH, JUST BRIEFLY TO HONOR WHAT WE SAID WE'RE GOING TO DO.

WE SPENT ZERO MINUTES ON STUDENT OUTCOMES TONIGHT.

I HOPE THAT CHANGES SOON.

WE'RE WORKING ON IT. WE ARE WORKING ON IT.

AND I WILL REMIND THE TRUSTEES TO BRING YOUR CALENDARS ON SATURDAY MORNING WHEN WE DO FINALLY RETURN TO OUR STUDENT OUTCOME GOALS BECAUSE WE WILL NEED TO BE SETTING SOME DATES IN OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER FOR OUR GOAL SETTING.

SO THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT. SO THEN IF THERE ARE NO OTHER OBJECTIONS, IT'S 8:01 AND WE ARE ADJOURNED.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.