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[B. CALL TO ORDER]

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IT IS 5:30 ON THURSDAY, MARCH 24TH, 2022.

I HEREBY CALLED THE MEETING OF THE ROUND ROCK INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES REGULAR BOARD MEETING TO ORDER.

ALL SEVEN TRUSTEES ARE PRESENT.

PLEASE STAND FOR THE PLEDGE.

ALL RIGHT. WE ARE AT AN AGENDA ITEM D ONE, STUDENTS AND STAFF RECOGNITION.

[D. STUDENTS AND STAFF RECOGNITIONS]

AND I TURN IT OVER TO DR. PRESLEY.

THANK YOU, PRESIDENT FELLER.

WE HAVE A NUMBER OF STUDENTS AND SOME STAFF TO RECOGNIZE TONIGHT.

SO AT THIS TIME, I'LL TURN IT OVER TO OUR CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER, JENNY CAPUTO.

THANK YOU, DR. PRESLEY. GOOD EVENING.

TRUSTEES PRESIDENT FELLER AND DR.

PRESLEY. WE'RE HONORED TO BRING YOU SOME OF OUR AMAZING STAFF AND STUDENTS TONIGHT.

WE'RE GOING TO START OFF ACTUALLY, I'LL HAVE THE BOARD AND DR.

PRESLEY JUST JOIN US HERE IN THE FRONT SO THAT WE CAN BE READY FOR PHOTOS.

AND THEN WE'LL GET STARTED.

WE'RE GOING TO BEGIN TONIGHT WITH RECOGNIZING TWO ACCOMPLISHED STUDENT ATHLETES WHO COMPETED AT THE UIL STATE SWIM MEET IN FEBRUARY AND TOOK HOME SOME OF THE TOP AWARDS.

SUNNY WANG, WHO WAS UNABLE TO BE WITH US TONIGHT, BUT SUNNY WANG FROM WESTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL, TOOK HOME FIRST PLACE AND THE TITLE OF STATE CHAMPION IN THE 100 FREESTYLE AND THE SILVER MEDAL IN THE 50 FREESTYLE.

HE'S NOT HERE, BUT LET'S GO AHEAD AND GIVE HIM A ROUND OF APPLAUSE.

[APPLAUSE] AND THEN FROM ROUND ROCK HIGH SCHOOL, PLEASE JOIN ME IN WELCOMING HANNAH O'LEARY, WHO WON BRONZE IN THE 200 INDIVIDUAL MEDLEY AND PLACED FIFTH IN THE 100 BREASTSTROKE. AND WHILE HANNAH IS GETTING HER PICTURE TAKEN AND SHAKING HANDS, I WANT TO MENTION THAT MATT MCBREARTY IS THE HEAD SWIMMING AND DIVING COACH AT WESTWOOD, AND THOMAS ARREDONDO IS THE HEAD SWIM COACH AT ROUND ROCK HIGH SCHOOL.

MR. ARREDONDO, IF YOU'RE HERE, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO JOIN US UP FRONT WITH HANNAH.

COME ON, COACH. COME ON, COACH.

CONGRATULATIONS. THANKS SO MUCH.

AND FROM ATHLETES TO TALENTED MUSICIANS.

ROUND ROCK ISD STUDENTS FROM CEDAR RIDGE, MCNEIL, ROUND ROCK, STONY POINT AND WESTWOOD HIGH SCHOOLS REACH THE HIGHEST LEVEL A TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL MUSICIAN CAN ACHIEVE BY EARNING THEIR PLACE IN THE TEXAS MUSIC EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION, ALL-STATE BAND, ORCHESTRA AND CHOIR. EACH FALL, OVER 70,000 HIGH SCHOOL MUSICIANS ACROSS THE STATE AUDITION IN THEIR TMA REGION.

INDIVIDUALLY, STUDENTS PERFORM FOR A PANEL OF JUDGES STUDENT MUSICIANS WHO RANK THE HIGHEST ADVANCED TO COMPETE AGAINST STUDENT MUSICIANS FROM OTHER REGIONS IN THEIR AREA.

THE HIGHEST RANKING STUDENT MUSICIANS AT THE TMA AREA COMPETITIONS QUALIFY TO PERFORM IN ONE OF 18 TEXAS ALL-STATE BANDS, ORCHESTRAS AND CHOIRS.

SO WE HAD 41 THAT QUALIFIED FROM ROUND ROCK ISD, WHICH IS AN AMAZING NUMBER, AND SEVERAL ARE HERE TONIGHT. SO ALL OF YOU THAT WERE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE COME JOIN US AT THE FRONT AND WE'LL GET A GROUP PICTURE.

[APPLAUSE] WE HAD INDIVIDUAL SORT OF CERTIFICATES FOR ALL OF THESE STUDENTS, AND THEY PERFORMED AT THE ANNUAL TMA CLINIC CONVOCATION CONVENTION HELD LAST MONTH IN SAN ANTONIO.

IF ANY OF OUR BAND DIRECTORS ARE HERE, WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN THEM UP FRONT? THE DIRECTORS ARE.

PRINCIPALS AS WELL.

WE HAVE PRINCIPALS IN THE AUDIENCE.

PLEASE JOIN US.

OUR BAND DIRECTORS ARE DANIEL MUSACCHIO FROM CEDAR RIDGE.

JASON DIMICHELE FROM MCNEIL.

DAVID MOBLEY FROM ROUND ROCK HIGH SCHOOL.

JOSHUA MUNOZ FROM STONY POINT AND THOMAS TURPIN FROM WESTWOOD HIGH SCHOOL.

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YEAH. IF I CAN GET YOU GUYS A LITTLE CLOSER.

I CAN REALLY ONLY SEE ABOUT THE END.

WE NEED THE SORORITY SQUAD, SOMEBODY UP FRONT.

COME ON. YEAH, I NEED SOME OF YOU GUYS UP IN THERE.

MISS KIM. THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, ON THREE.

LOOK OVER HERE. ONE, TWO AND THREE.

ONE MORE TIME.

ONE, TWO AND THREE.

THANK YOU. CONGRATULATIONS.

OUR FINAL RECOGNITION.

STAYING WITH THE THEME OF FINE ARTS IS FOR ONE OF OUR EXCEPTIONAL FINE ARTS STAFF MEMBERS. EACH YEAR, THE TEXAS ORCHESTRA DIRECTORS ASSOCIATION BOARD SELECTS AN ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR OR TEACHER WHO HAS SERVED HIS OR HER PROFESSION NOBLY AND SELFLESSLY, LEAVING A MARK OF LOVE, KINDNESS AND GOOD MUSICIANSHIP ON THE STUDENTS HE OR SHE HAS TRAINED TO RECEIVE THE YOUNG EDUCATOR AWARD.

THIS IS THE HIGHEST HONOR TODA BESTOWS ON A MEMBER, AND WE'RE FORTUNATE TO HAVE THE 2022 YOUNG EDUCATOR AWARD RECIPIENT LEADING ORCHESTRA AT BOTH CANYON VISTA AND GRISHAM MIDDLE SCHOOLS. THIS ORCHESTRA DIRECTOR CONTINUALLY STRIVES TO CREATE A STRONG SENSE OF COMMUNITY WITHIN EACH SCHOOL'S PROGRAM AND A PLACE WHERE ALL STUDENTS FEEL SAFE TO MAKE MISTAKES, LEARN AND GROW TOGETHER.

PLEASE JOIN ME IN WELCOMING THE 2022 YOUNG EDUCATOR AWARD RECIPIENT EMILY HORNBY.

[APPLAUSE] AND HER PRINCIPALS ARE VERY PROUD OF HER THERE HERE TONIGHT AS WELL.

AMANDA CASTRO AND NICOLE HAGGERTY, IF YOU'D LIKE TO JOIN US UP FRONT, PRINCIPALS FROM GRISHAM AND CANYON VISTA.

AND ALSO, I'M NOT SURE IF THEY'RE HERE TONIGHT, BUT YEAGER LLOYD IS OUR DIRECTOR OF FINE ARTS MUSIC, AND TIM LOKEY IS DIRECTOR OF FINE ARTS VISUAL ARTS.

AND THEY OBVIOUSLY DO A FANTASTIC JOB WITH OUR FINE ARTS PROGRAM.

[APPLAUSE] CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OUR STUDENTS AND OUR STAFF.

[APPLAUSE] FINALLY, WE HAVE A VIDEO HIGHLIGHT TO SHOW OUR AUDIENCE AND OUR BOARD MEMBERS. WE'RE SHOWCASING A GROUP OF STUDENTS FROM MCNEIL HIGH SCHOOL WHO THEY WERE SELECTED NATIONWIDE BY NASA AS A WINNER OF A TECH RIDE STUDENT CHALLENGE.

AND I'LL ALSO MENTION THAT WE HAD LOTS OF NEWS MEDIA COVERAGE ON THIS, SO WE'VE HAD LOTS OF POSITIVE THINGS ABOUT MCNEIL HIGH SCHOOL SHARED ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND ON OUR ON OUR LOCAL MEDIA. SO WE'RE REALLY PROUD OF THEM AND HAPPY ABOUT THIS.

SO WE'LL SHARE IT NOW.

WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTY, BUT THIS IS ON OUR WEBSITE AND IT'S SHARED ON OUR TWITTER AND FACEBOOK PAGES, AND YOU CAN AT LEAST TELL FROM THE DIGITAL VISUALS WHAT A

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COOL PROGRAM THIS WAS THAT THESE KIDS ARE ACTUALLY DESIGNING SOMETHING THAT'S GOING TO BE GOING INTO SPACE, WHICH IS REALLY COOL AND THEY'RE VERY EXCITED ABOUT IT.

SO.

ALL RIGHT. SO I APOLOGIZE FOR THE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.

I'M SURE IT WAS AMAZING.

I WILL BE GOING TO THAT TOMORROW TO LOOK AT IT ONLINE.

I LOVE THAT PART OF OUR AGENDA AND I'M SO GLAD THAT WE'VE BROUGHT BACK RECOGNIZING SOME OF OUR AMAZING STUDENTS AND STAFF.

WE TRULY HAVE SOME AMAZING INDIVIDUALS THAT LIVE IN THIS DISTRICT.

SO WE ARE CERTAINLY BLESSED.

WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON TO ITEMS E AND F FOR PUBLIC COMMENTS.

I HAVE A. I HAD A POINT OF ORDER FIRST.

WHAT IS YOUR POINT? PLEASE, PRESIDENT, ON P FIVE AND P SIX, I WAS WONDERING HOW THOSE WERE ADDED TO THE AGENDA FOR THIS EVENING AS THE BOARD SANCTIONS POLICY IN THE PROCEDURES ACTUALLY SAYS THAT THE BOARD SHALL PLACE THOSE ITEMS ON THE AGENDA.

AND I JUST DIDN'T RECALL THE BOARD PLACING THOSE ITEMS ON THE AGENDA.

SO THE BOARD PRESIDENT SETS THE AGENDA AND THEN THE BOARD REVIEWS WHAT'S ON THE AGENDA.

SO ON THE PROCEDURES IN THE BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES, IT SAYS BOARD POLICY.

THE BOARD SHALL PLACE THE DISCUSSION OF THE TRUSTEE ON ANOTHER BOARD AGENDA IN CLOSED SESSION. SO I WAS WONDERING HOW THESE GOT PLACED WITHOUT THE BOARD PLACING THEM.

VALERIE, DO YOU HAVE A COMMENT AS TO THE LANGUAGE IN THAT BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES? ALL RIGHT. LET ME CHECK WHAT SHE'S READING HERE AND COMPARE IT TO.

AND WE CAN COME BACK TO THAT.

WE CAN START WITH PUBLIC COMMENT AND YOU CAN ADDRESS THE POINT OF ORDER AFTER PUBLIC COMMENT. IS THAT OKAY? TRUSTEE BONE.

YES. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AS WELL.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU. GREAT.

[F. PUBLIC COMMENTS TO AGENDA ITEMS ONLY (EXCLUDES AGENDA ITEMS E AND F)]

WE HAVE 65 INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK TONIGHT.

THE AGENDA IS SET UP SUCH THAT WE CAN TAKE AGENDA AND AGENDA ITEMS SPEAKERS FIRST.

I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A RECOMMENDATION TO THE BOARD AND THEN GET FEEDBACK THAT WE LIMIT TO A MINUTE AND A HALF TO ALL OF OUR SPEAKERS TONIGHT AND TAKE ALL OF OUR SPEAKERS AT FRONT.

NOT MAKE ANYBODY WAIT TILL THE END OF THE EVENING FOR ON AGENDA.

OFF AGENDA TOPICS.

DO HAVE ANY OPPOSITIONS TO THAT? CAN I MAKE A SUGGESTION? YES, PLEASE. I KNOW THERE ARE A COUPLE OF STUDENTS.

I KNOW. WE'LL TAKE ALL THE STUDENTS FIRST.

CAN. CAN WE ALLOW THE STUDENT TO TAKE THE FOUR MINUTE, THE FULL 2 MINUTES TO STUDENTS? I'M AMENABLE TO THAT. CERTAINLY.

THANK YOU. DO I HAVE ANY OBJECTIONS? THEN WE'LL GIVE ALL OF OUR STUDENTS THE FULL 2 MINUTES, AND THEN WE'LL GIVE EVERYBODY ELSE A MINUTE AND A HALF. WE'LL TAKE ALL OF OUR PUBLIC SPEAKERS UP FRONT.

ALL RIGHT. HAVING SAID THAT, AT EACH BOARD MEETING, THE BOARD WILL SET ASIDE TIME TO AFFORD THE GENERAL PUBLIC AN OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TO ITEMS ON THE AGENDA AND OFF THE AGENDA. WE ASK THAT CONCERNS ARE 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.

PLEASE NOTE THAT WHILE THE PUBLIC DOES HAVE THE RIGHT TO SPEAK, THAT RIGHT IS NOT UNLIMITED. PER TEXAS PENAL CODE.

38.13. 42.01, 42.02 AND 42.05.

AND TEXAS EDUCATION CODE 37.105.

NO AUDIENCE MEMBER OR SPEAKER WILL BE PERMITTED TO ENGAGE IN ANY CONDUCT THAT IS DISRUPTIVE OR THREATENING TOWARDS ANY SPEAKER OR 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 AT LEAST ONE MORE INDIVIDUAL WARNING FROM THE PRESIDING OFFICER, ANY INDIVIDUAL CONTINUES TO DISRUPT THE MEETING BY HIS OR HER WORDS OR ACTIONS, THE PRESIDING OFFICER WILL REQUEST ASSISTANCE FROM LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICIALS TO HAVE THE INDIVIDUAL REMOVED FROM THE MEETING. 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 THE SPEAKERS.

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

EACH STUDENT SPEAKER WILL BE GIVEN 2 MINUTES TO ADDRESS THE BOARD.

EACH ADULT SPEAKER WILL BE GIVEN 90 SECONDS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD.

TRUSTEE HARRISON WILL BE THE DESIGNATED TIMEKEEPER.

I DO ASK THAT IF YOU HAVE AGREEMENT OR DISAGREEMENT THAT WE STICK TO THE JAZZ HANDS LIKE WE HAVE IN THE PAST.

WE'RE GOING TO BE MOVING THROUGH THESE QUICKLY, AND I'D LIKE TO CALL THE NEXT SPEAKER RIGHT AFTER THAT. WE'RE GOING TO START WITH OUR STUDENT SPEAKERS FIRST, WHICH IS PAIGE MCCLEARY SPEAKING ON ITEM G ONE, TWO AND THREE.

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OKAY. DOES THIS WORK? YEAH. OKAY. OKAY.

HI. MY NAME IS PAIGE MCCLARY, AND I'M A JUNIOR HERE AT ROUND ROCK HIGH SCHOOL.

11 WEEKS AGO, I STOOD HERE AND I ASKED YOU.

I BEGGED YOU TO FIRE THE SUPERINTENDENT, BUT YOU DIDN'T.

YOU DECIDED TO GIVE HIM AN 11 WEEK PAID VACATION INSTEAD.

THAT MUST BE REALLY NICE.

THE TEACHERS AND PARAPROFESSIONALS THAT I WORK WITH WOULD ALL LOVE TO HAVE A PAID VACATION LIKE THAT. AND SO I ASK YOU, WHAT DO WE NEED TO GET THOSE KIND OF BENEFITS? SHOULD WE WALK INTO A CLASSROOM, GRAB A SHOULDER OR COLLEAGUE BY THE SHOULDERS, SHAKE THEM VIOLENTLY, AND THEN THROW THEM TO THE GROUND? I MAY ONLY BE A KID IN HIGH SCHOOL, BUT I KNOW THAT THAT WOULD BE WRONG.

I LEARNED TO NOT HIT PEOPLE WHEN I WAS LIKE TWO YEARS OLD.

WHY IS DR. AZAIEZ BEING REWARDED WHEN ANY OTHER DISTRICT EMPLOYEE WOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED? THE LAST TIME I WAS HERE, I ASKED YOU A BUNCH OF QUESTIONS AND NONE OF YOU ANSWERED ANY OF THEM. AND SO, AGAIN, I WANT TO ASK WHY? WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS? WHY HAVEN'T YOU FIRED HIM? WHY DO YOU WANT TO KEEP HIM? WHY AREN'T YOU STEPPING UP AND TO SAY THAT THIS BEHAVIOR IS NOT OKAY? WHY AREN'T YOU SHOWING THE TEACHERS THAT YOU CARE ABOUT THEM? TRUST ME, I KNOW DOING THE RIGHT THING IS HARD, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE DUG A HOLE THIS DEEP. BUT THE FIRST STEP IS TO ADMITTING THAT YOU'VE MADE A MISTAKE.

SADLY, NONE OF YOU CAN EVEN DO THAT.

YOU SHOULD BE EMBARRASSED.

THE FIRST GRADERS IN MY CLASS BEHAVE BETTER THAN ALL OF YOU.

TRUSTEE HARRISON.

I KNOW PEOPLE WHO ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOU, PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE IN YOU.

THEY SAY THAT YOU ARE ONLY ON THIS BOARD BECAUSE YOU CARE SO MUCH ABOUT THE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS. AND SO PLEASE SHOW ME.

SHOW US THAT IT IS NEVER TOO LATE TO DO THE RIGHT THING.

PROTECT US FROM THIS MAN.

IT IS TIME FOR ALL OF YOU TO TAKE A TIME OUT.

GO SIT IN THE CORNER AND LOOK AT THE WALL AND THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE.

30 SECONDS. HAVE YOU DONE? IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO DIG US FROM THIS HOLE AND FIX THIS MESS.

YOU DON'T EVEN HAVE TO SAY SORRY.

JUST DO THE RIGHT THING.

FIRE THE SUPERINTENDENT.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS DANIEL MCLEAN.

I AM DANIEL MCLEAN.

I HAVE CHARGED SYNDROME.

I AM DEAFBLIND, HAVE AUTISM AND VARIOUS MEDICAL CONDITIONS AND HAVE HAD MORE THAN 20 SURGERIES. I HAVE HAD A ROUND ROCK ISD INTERVENOR FOR APPROXIMATELY FIVE YEARS.

I CAME BACK FROM SPRING BREAK AND MY INTERVENOR HAD LEFT ROUND ROCK ISD.

I HAVE LEARNED SO MUCH WITH MY INTERVENOR, BUT I DO NOT HAVE ONE NOW.

I DO NOT EXPRESS MYSELF MUCH EXCEPT THROUGH BASIC SIGNS, BEHAVIORS AND ACTIONS.

I UNDERSTAND SO MUCH MORE THAN I CAN SAY.

PLEASE HELP ME LEARN BY HIRING AN INTERVENOR FOR ME QUICKLY.

I AM MISSING LEARNING WITHOUT AN INTERVENOR.

THANK YOU, MY INTERVENERS, AND I AM READY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

AND NOW, DANIEL, HE'S DEFINITELY READY TO GO.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS EVELYN LIU.

HELLO. MY NAME IS EVELYN LOU, APPLE MA AND I JOINED THE [INAUDIBLE] STEM VEX CLUB ALONG WITH MY OTHER FRIENDS LAST SUMMER.

BEFORE LONG, WE REALIZED THAT WE WERE ONE OF THE ALL FEW GIRLS TEAMS. INSTEAD OF BEING DISCOURAGED, WE WERE DETERMINED TO PERFORM AND EXCEL.

WE MET ALMOST EVERY WEEK TO LEARN HOW TO PROGRAM AND BUILD AND COOPERATE WITH MY TEAMMATES. DESPITE BEING ONE OF THE ALL GIRLS TEAMS, WE WON MOST OF THE GAMES AND PLACE TOP FIVE IN A QUALIFICATION ROUNDS OUT ALL COMPETITIONS.

WE EVEN MANAGED TO ADVANCE TO STATE LEVEL WITH A FIRST PLACE AWARD IN SKILL SET AT ONE OF THE COMPETITIONS.

THEN IN STATE COMPETITION WE RANK THIRD IN THE QUALIFICATION ROUND.

UNFORTUNATELY, DURING THE SEMIFINAL WE WERE THREE POINTS BEHIND THE TEAM THAT HAD QUALIFIED FOR WORLDS.

OF COURSE, WE WERE DISAPPOINTED IN THE RESULT.

WE WERE ONLY POINTS AWAY FROM GETTING INTO WORLD.

HOWEVER, THIS EXPERIENCE HAS TAUGHT US THAT WE AS GIRLS CAN DEFINITELY DO AS WELL AS BOYS . THROUGH MY OBSERVATION I'VE NOTICED THAT THERE WEREN'T A LOT OF GIRLS DURING THE COMPETITION. THERE WASN'T A LOT OF DIVERSITY.

WE PLANNED TO RECRUIT MORE GIRLS TO OUR TEAM NEXT YEAR.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO LEARN AND IMPROVE OUR SKILLS WITH THE HOPE THAT WE CAN ADVANCE TO WORLD LEVEL NEXT YEAR.

TO MY SURPRISE, A FEW DAYS AGO WE WERE TOLD THAT WE ADVANCED THE WORLD.

THEY SAID THE EVENT WAS FANTASTIC AND THERE WERE STILL A FEW SPOTS LEFT IN TO LET US IN.

I BELIEVE THAT WITH HARD WORK AND PERSEVERANCE, GIRLS CAN DO WELL AND ENJOY STEM.

LASTLY, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK CBMS STEM FOR PROVIDING THIS GREAT PROGRAM TO US.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS APPLE MALL.

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FOR TOO LONG, SOCIETY HAS PREVENTED WOMEN FROM BEING ABLE TO HAVE EQUAL ACCESS TO ACTIVITIES IN SCIENCE, TECH, ENGINEERING AND MATH.

THESE STEREOTYPES HAVE BEEN GOING FOR FAR TOO LONG AND THEY ARE WRONG AS WELL.

EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE STEM, EVELYN AND I WERE BOTH INTERESTED IN STEM, SPECIFICALLY ROBOTICS.

AFTER WE FOUND OUT THERE WERE NO TEAMS BESIDES US THAT WERE ALL GIRLS, YOU WANT TO BREAK THE MYTH THAT STEM WAS JUST A MASCULINE ACTIVITY? GIRLS AND WOMEN'S CONTRIBUTION TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF STEM ARE EQUALLY IMPORTANT AS MEN'S.

TAKE ALUMNI AS AN EXAMPLE.

WE BOTH ACHIEVED A WIN IN A SKILL CHALLENGE AT A COMPETITION.

FOR AGES, WOMEN HAVE NOT BEEN RECOGNIZED AS PEOPLE WHO PARTICIPATE IN STEM.

INSTEAD, THEY'RE RECOGNIZED AS PEOPLE WHO DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH POTENTIAL TO ENTER THIS CATEGORY. EVELYN AND I HAVE EXPERIENCED SITUATIONS LIKE THIS WHERE OTHERS ASSUME THAT WE DO NOT HAVE PROGRAMS OR AUTONOMOUS PERIODS.

AND IF WE STATED WE DID HAVE ONE, MANY THOUGHT IT WOULD NOT WORK OR THAT IT WOULD MALFUNCTION. EXPERIENCES LIKE THIS LED US TO LEARN MORE, ACHIEVE MORE, AND PROVE MORE PEOPLE WRONG. WE DOUBTED OURSELVES AT FIRST, BUT SLOWLY WE GAINED MORE CONFIDENCE AS WE LEARN MORE AND MORE.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, ELLEN AND I HAVE GROWN SO MUCH IN BOTH STEM AND ROBOTICS.

WE HAVE PROVEN MANY PEOPLE WRONG.

SO I URGE EVERYONE IN THIS ROOM AS A WHOLE TO PROVIDE AND ENCOURAGE MORE YOUNG LADIES TO JOIN STEM. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

NEXT IS KATHY CHIN.

GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS KATHY CHIN AND I AM A SIXTH GRADE STUDENT AT CANYON VISTA MIDDLE SCHOOL AND THE CAPTAIN OF THE ROBOTICS TEAM, EXCALIBUR.

I AM HERE TODAY TO ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT FOR THE ROBOTICS PROGRAM AT ROUND ROCK ISD.

LAST SUMMER, MY CLASSMATES AND I FORMED OUR OWN ROBOTICS TEAM AS WE WENT THROUGH LEARNING, DESIGNING, BUILDING AND COMPETING.

WE REALLY ENJOYED BEING PART OF THIS WONDERFUL PROGRAM AND WANT TO SHARE THIS EXPERIENCE WITH ALL STUDENTS ACROSS THE DISTRICT.

THIS IS A GREAT LEARNING OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS TO LEARN ABOUT TEAMWORK, DESIGNING, USING, CAD, BUILDING, CODING, AND MUCH MORE.

THIS WILL GIVE MUCH MORE OPPORTUNITIES LATER IN LIFE.

THIS ALSO ENCOURAGES MORE GIRLS TO PARTICIPATE IN ENGINEERING, SCIENCE AND MATH.

MOST IMPORTANTLY, THIS WILL BRING TOGETHER MANY DIFFERENT STUDENTS TO WORK TOGETHER.

AS WE SHARED OUR EXPERIENCE WITH MANY CLASSMATES, MANY STUDENTS WERE EXCITED AND EAGER TO BE A PART OF ROBOTICS.

HOWEVER, IN ORDER TO GET MORE STUDENTS INVOLVED, WE ARE ASKING SUPPORT THE SUPPORT FROM THE DISTRICT TO HELP US EXPAND THE SOCIETY.

WE NEED YOU TO HELP US WITH EQUIPMENT TEACHERS, TO WATCH FOR THE CLUB AND SPACE FOR OUR FIELD AND FOR STUDENTS TO WORK.

I KNOW IT'S A LOT TO ASK, BUT IT WILL HAVE A GOOD PAYOFF.

DO NOT UNDERESTIMATE OUR POTENTIAL.

JUST THIS YEAR, FIVE OF OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL ROBOTICS TEAMS WILL GO TO VEX ROBOTICS ROAD CHAMPIONSHIP AS WE WON MULTIPLE REWARDS AT THE REGIONAL AND STATE TOURNAMENTS.

I AM SUPER EXCITED THAT WE WILL GET A CHANCE TO COMPETE WITH THE BEST TEAMS AROUND THE WORLD IN MAY I BELIEVE I AM LUCKY.

AT CANYON VISTA EMPHASIZE THAT WE HAVE A LOT OF SUPPORT FROM THE PARENTS, THE SCHOOL AND THE COMMUNITY FOR THE ROBOTICS PROGRAM.

I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO HELP MORE STUDENTS AND GIVE THEM THE SAME OPPORTUNITY THAT I AM LUCKY TO HAVE.

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TODAY AND I HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT EVENING.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

NEXT IS VARUN SANGHAVI.

HELLO. MY NAME IS VERN AND I'M GOING TO TALK ABOUT ROBOTICS.

I'M A SEVENTH GRADER FROM KENYON VISTA MIDDLE SCHOOL, AND I STARTED DOING VEX ROBOTICS THIS YEAR. I REALLY LIKE MY TEAM AND WE QUALIFIED FOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN MAY.

SO FAR, MY EXPERIENCE IN ROBOTICS HAS BEEN VERY POSITIVE.

ROBOTICS HAS INTRODUCED ME TO ENGINEERING, ONE OF THE BIGGEST FIELDS NOWADAYS.

THIS IS A BIG ADVANTAGE FOR KIDS WHO ARE FASCINATED IN THESE THINGS.

IT GIVES THEM TIME TO DO SOMETHING THAT THEY'RE INTERESTED IN AND HELPS THEM LATER IN LIFE. KIDS COULD BE STARTED EARLY IN ROBOTICS, AS EARLY AS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

THIS CAN BE SOMETHING THAT THEY ENJOY EVERY SINGLE TIME THE CHILD DOES IT.

ROBOTICS CAN CHANGE THE WAY A STUDENT LEARNS AND WILL CREATE A MORE KNOWLEDGEABLE STUDENT. AS WELL AS PROVIDING FINE MOTOR SKILLS THAT ARE VERY IMPORTANT.

ROBOTICS IS A STEM TEAM SPORT, JUST LIKE HOW SPORTS, LIKE SOCCER OR BASKETBALL MAKE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY FUN.

ROBOTICS MAKES THEM FUN, ENGAGING AND COMPETITIVE.

INSTEAD OF USING A BALL, YOU SHOW YOUR SKILLS USING A ROBOT.

WORKING AS A TEAM HAS BEEN A VERY ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE.

ROBOTICS IS AN AMAZING OVERALL EXPERIENCE FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL AGE KIDS, AND IT WOULD BE

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WONDERFUL TO HAVE SUPPORT FOR THIS AWESOME PROJECT SO MORE KIDS CAN HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY. I FINALLY LEARNED ABOUT ENGINEERING AND HOW ROBOTS WORK AND I GAIN LOTS OF GOOD STUFF ALONG THE WAY.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WE NOW HAVE TWO VIRTUAL SPEAKERS FOR OUR STUDENTS, SO LET ME GIVE THEM JUST A SECOND TO SWITCH OVER TO OUR VIRTUAL FORMAT.

THE FIRST SPEAKER IS GOING TO BE DECI.

HELLO, EVERYONE. I AM IN THE EIGHTH GRADE.

I CAME TO MIDDLE SCHOOL.

I HAVE BEEN IN ROBOTICS EVER SINCE I WAS IN FOURTH GRADE AND I'VE PARTICIPATED IN MANY ROBOTICS PROGRAMS SUCH AS FGC AND VEX.

SO SOME OF MY BEST MEMORIES HAVE BEEN IN THESE PROGRAMS AND I'VE MADE MANY OF MY CLOSEST FRIENDS HERE. I LEARNED A LOT FROM CODING AND JAVA TO BUILDING ROBOTS.

FURTHERMORE, IT HAS HELPED IMPROVE MANY SOFT SKILLS, INCLUDING PROBLEM SOLVING, TEAMWORK AND CREATIVITY.

IT IS NO SECRET THAT JOBS IN THE STEM FIELD ARE THE FASTEST GROWING CAREERS.

BUT WITH THE BLS PROJECTING DOUBLE DIGIT GROWTH IN THE NEXT DECADE MULTIPLE TIMES MORE THAN THE AVERAGE ACROSS ALL OCCUPATIONS, THEN THERE IS NO STOPPING IT.

ROBOTICS AND THE SKILLS IT INTRODUCES ARE GOING TO BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF AN EVER CHANGING JOB MARKET, AND WE SHOULD EMBRACE IT WHOLEHEARTEDLY.

WITH THESE STATISTICS IN MIND.

IT'S EASY TO IMAGINE THAT KNOWLEDGE OF STEM IS GOING TO BE EXTREMELY CRUCIAL IN OUR LIVES, AND WE NEED TO HAVE MORE SUCCESSFUL STEM PROGRAMS SO WE CAN PREPARE STUDENTS FOR THE FUTURE. HOWEVER, IN ORDER TO BUILD A THRIVING STEM PROGRAM BEING FUNDING AND SUPPORT FROM YOU ALL MORE RESOURCES FROM THE DISTRICT IS NOT ONLY LIMITED TO MONETARY BACKING, IT ALSO INCLUDES THINGS LIKE SPACES TO MEET AND TEACH YOUR SUPPORT.

ONE THING THAT OUR TEAM SPECIFICALLY MISSED OUT ON BECAUSE OF THE LACK OF FUNDING WAS NOT GETTING THE PARTS WE NEEDED IN ORDER TO BE MORE SUCCESSFUL AT COMPETITIONS.

MORE MORE FUNDING AND SUPPORT FOR THE ROBOTICS FROM THE DISTRICT IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT FOR OUR FUTURE AND OUR GROWTH OF STUDENTS.

WE NEED IT IN ORDER TO HAVE A MORE SUCCESSFUL STEM PROGRAMS AT OUR SCHOOL.

THE BALL IS IN YOUR COURT NOW AND I HOPE THE BOARD ACTS UPON THIS.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS CLAIRE DENG.

HELLO, EVERYONE.

MY NAME IS CLAIRE AND I AM PART OF FCC TEAM NUMBER 1985 TO PLATINUM TO TUNE.

AND AN EIGHTH GRADER AT KENYON VISTA MIDDLE SCHOOL.

WOMEN ARE HIGHLY UNDERREPRESENTED IN STEM FUELS.

THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT MANY WOMEN FACE MANY MORE OBSTACLES IN STEM FIELDS THAN MEN.

FOR THIS REASON, WE SHOULD ENCOURAGE MORE GIRLS TO GO DOWN THE PATH OF STEM.

BUT WHY DOES STEM NEED GIRLS? WELL, WITH STEM BEING PREDOMINANTLY MEN, THIS CREATES BIASES THAT MAY BE ADVANTAGEOUS TO MEN, BUT NOT NECESSARILY TO WOMEN OR CHILDREN.

IN A STUDY DONE BY THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA IN 2019, THEY DISCOVERED THAT FEMALES IN THE FRONT SEAT OF A CAR HAVE A 73% GREATER CHANCE THAN MEN TO SUSTAIN AN INJURY DURING CAR CRASHES. THIS WAS BECAUSE CRASH TESTS ARE USUALLY MALE BIASED, USING THE AVERAGE MALE TO CREATE TEST DUMMIES.

THIS IS WHY WE NEED GIRLS AND WOMEN IN STEM FOR THEIR DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES AND IDEAS.

ONE WAY WE CAN MOTIVATE MORE GIRLS TO LEARN IS TO HAVE MORE SUCCESSFUL STEM PROGRAMS SUCH AS ROBOTICS.

HOWEVER, TO ENSURE OUR PROGRAMS ARE SUCCESSFUL, WE NEED THE RESOURCES.

THIS INCLUDES AN INCREASE IN FUNDING AND AS MENTIONED BEFOREHAND, SPACES TO MEET AND ALSO AN INCREASE OF PARENT VOLUNTEERS AND TEACHER SPONSORS AS THE TIME AND EFFORT THEY GIVE IS CRUCIAL TO THE CONTINUATION OF ROBOTICS.

ENCOURAGEMENT OF GIRLS TO ENGAGE IN STEM IS BENEFICIAL TO BOTH PARTIES, BUT TO GET THEM TO JOIN, WE NEED BETTER PROGRAMS TO EDUCATE THEM, WHICH REQUIRES MORE SUPPORT.

AS THE ONLY GIRL IN FGC AT CANYON VISTA.

WHEN OUR GIRLS JOIN OUR.

I HOPE THAT THE BOARD WILL PURSUE THIS MATTER FURTHER.

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WE'RE GOING TO GO TO OUR IN-PERSON SPEAKERS THAT SIGNED UP NEXT IN PERSON.

HERE IS JENNIE GUSTIN SPEAKING ON ITEM K ONE.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

LOU. GOOD.

I'M HERE TO ADDRESS TRUSTEE BOWEN'S COMMENT REGARDING MINORITIES.

DURING THE MARCH 9TH BOARD MEETING, TRUSTEE BOWEN SAID, AND I QUOTE, YOU GUYS ARE TRYING TO SUPPRESS THE MINORITY, WHICH YOU GUYS SIT UP HERE AND BRAG ABOUT, THAT YOU'RE ALL FOR THE MINORITIES, BUT YOU'RE NOT.

YOU HEAR FROM MINORITIES THAT ARE AGREE WITH YOU.

TRUSTEE BOWEN AND THE CONTEXT OF THAT MESSAGE, YOU MOST CERTAINLY ARE NOT A MINORITY.

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THAT STATEMENT IS OFFENSIVE, BUT IF WE'D LIKE TO DISCUSS REAL MINORITY OPPRESSION THAT I'D LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THE DAP NUMBERS.

DAP STANDS FOR DISCIPLINARY ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM, AND I'VE TAKEN THE FIGURES I'M ABOUT TO READ TO YOU FROM THE T.A.

WEBSITE FROM 2019 2020, BUT 20 2021, DOES IT LOOK MUCH DIFFERENT? THE DISTRICT HAD 53,523 STUDENTS ENROLLED WITH 0.9% DAP OF THE DAP STUDENTS.

HERE ARE SOME OF THEIR DEMOGRAPHICS.

0.1% OF ASIAN STUDENTS.

1.33 OF HISPANIC OR LATINO STUDENTS.

0.63 OF WHITE STUDENTS.

1.78 OF STUDENTS.

2.15% OF BLACK OR AFRICAN AFRICAN AMERICAN STUDENTS.

WE ARE REFERRING BLACK STUDENTS OUT AT AN EXCEEDINGLY HIGHER RATES THAN THEIR PEERS.

THAT IS NOT EQUITY.

THAT IS FURTHER PUSHING MARGINALIZED KIDS TO THE SIDE.

BUT INSTEAD OF DISCUSSING THESE VERY REAL SITUATIONS FOR OUR STUDENTS, WE ARE TRUSTEE BONE MISUSING THE WORD MINORITY SO SHE CAN APPEAR OPPRESSED.

WE NEED TO GET BACK TO OUR STUDENTS AND NOT WHATEVER POLITICAL SHOW IS HAPPENING HERE.

LET'S FOCUS ON THE KIDS, PLEASE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NEXT IS SHANNON KIRBY SPEAKING ON ITEM G ONE.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

GOOD EVENING. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

MY NAME IS SHANNON PROBE AND I WOULD LIKE TO SECOND EVERYTHING THAT MS..

GUSTIN JUST SAID.

THE SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE IS ALIVE AND WELL IN ROUND ROCK ISD, AND WE'RE DOING NOTHING ABOUT IT WHILE WE FIGHT OVER RANDOM STUFF.

WITH THAT SAID, I WOULD LIKE TO REGISTER MY SUPPORT FOR REINSTATEMENT OF DR.

AZAIEZ AS SUPERINTENDENT SO WE CAN MOVE FORWARD AND FOCUS ON OUR KIDS.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS JOHN CAGE SPEAKING ON ITEMS FIVE AND SIX.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

I'M NOT SURE WHO YOU'RE STARTING THIS ENTIRE PROCESS FOR, BUT RECENT ACTIONS SEEM TO SHOW THAT YOU ARE SEEKING TO CENSURE WESTON AND BONE WHILE IGNORING THE TRANSGRESSIONS OF OTHER TRUSTEES.

SO HERE ARE SOME SPECIFIC EXAMPLES OF CENSURE WORTHY INCIDENTS DURING THE AUGUST 19TH BOARD MEETING AT THE TWO HOUR AND 21 MINUTE MARK.

THERE ARE DISCUSSIONS FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS, TRUSTEE ZHAO STATES, AND HE IS QUOTED ALREADY LOST AT ALL THE MINUTE SPENDING ON WHATEVER THINGS IN CLOSED SESSION.

I JUST PASS OUT. I DON'T KNOW WHAT IS TALKING ABOUT.

DURING THE NOVEMBER 18TH MEETING AT THE FOUR HOUR AND 13 MINUTE MARK.

AFTER MUCH DISCUSSION ABOUT THE TEACHER RETENTION BONUSES, THERE IS EMOTION WHEN THE VOTE IS TAKEN. TRUSTEE GEORGE DOES NOT VOTE SAID HE'S TOTALLY CONFUSED RIGHT NOW.

HE'S SHOWN UP LATE TO MULTIPLE MEETINGS AND IS OFTEN SEEN DISENGAGED, STARING AT THE CEILING IN THE EARLY MORNING HOURS OF JANUARY 21ST, SHORTLY AFTER THE JANUARY MONTHLY BOARD MEETING, TRUSTEE ZHAO SAID IN A FACEBOOK POST HE WAS GLAD THE QUEEN BEE WAS NOT PRESENT AT THE BOARD MEETING.

THE OTHER QUEEN BEE WAS REFERRING TO IS TRUSTEE WESTON.

TRUSTEES REFERRED TO A DULY ELECTED COLLEAGUE USING A TERM THAT DISPARAGES WOMEN.

IT'S UGLY, IT'S HATEFUL, AND IT'S MISOGYNISTIC BEHAVIOR.

ON SEPTEMBER 17TH, FOLLOWING A COURT DECISION THAT HE DIDN'T LIKE, TRUSTEE ZHAO MADE A THREATENING FACEBOOK POST STATING HE WISHED HE COULD GIVE TEN MIDDLE FINGERS TO JUDGE RICK KENNON. TIME.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

NEXT IS DENISE RAY SPEAKING ON ITEM FIVE.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

IN JULY LAST YEAR, TRUSTEES VESSA, HARRISON AND WEIR BEGAN THE CENSURE PROCESS ON WESTON AND BONE FOR ISSUING A PRESS RELEASE.

THEY VIOLATED NO LAW OR BOARD POLICY.

BUT DID YOU KNOW, THOUGH, THAT TRUSTEE HARRISON HELD A PRESS CONFERENCE IN GEORGETOWN ON AUGUST 19? SHE WAS ALSO A GUEST SPEAKER FOR THE TRAVIS COUNTY DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION IN MARCH.

YET SHE WAS NEVER TARGETED FOR CENSURE CHRISTI, WHEREAS REQUESTED A SECOND STEP TRUSTEES SANCTION TONIGHT, ULTIMATELY LEADING TO A CENSURE.

SAFE TO ASSUME THAT WESTON AND BONE ARE ONCE AGAIN HER TARGETS NOT FOR ANY TRUE VIOLATION, BUT FOR BEING THE ONLY ONES TO STAND AGAINST CORRUPTION AND COVER UP DEFENDING PARENTAL RIGHTS AND THE RULE OF LAW.

FUN FACT TRUSTEE WEIR AS PRESIDENT VIOLATED MORE OPERATING PROCEDURE BY DISMISSING THE SANCTION AND CENSURE PROCESS.

I'VE ALWAYS ASKED MY KIDS TO TELL THE TRUTH.

GROSS EXAGGERATIONS ARE EQUIVALENT TO LIES AND GIVE RISE TO UNETHICAL BEHAVIOR THROUGH THE SPREAD OF MISINFORMATION.

ON NOVEMBER 18TH, TRUSTEE BONE SAID ABOUT SERVING VIRTUAL STUDENTS, TRUSTEE HARRISON ACCUSED HER OF CALLING STUDENTS EXPENDABLE, REFERENCING SPED STUDENTS.

HER INTENTIONAL WORDSMITHING HAD THE MOST HARMFUL EFFECT ON OUR MOST VULNERABLE POPULATION, OUR SPECIAL NEEDS PARENTS.

HER DESIRE TO MISCHARACTERIZE THE TRUTH TRUMPED HER COMPASSION FOR THOSE ALREADY HURTING.

IN A FACEBOOK POST, SHE ALSO SAID, QUOTE, THE SITUATION IS VERY UNSAFE.

THESE PEOPLE ARE LITERALLY BEATING DOWN THE DOORS.

THE STATEMENT IS FALSE ABOUT THE SEPTEMBER MEETING BECAUSE I WAS THERE AND PARENTS

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COULDN'T EVEN GET TO THE DOOR, MUCH LESS BEAT IT DOWN.

AND ALSO ABOUT THE MINORITY STATEMENT, WE USE CONTEXT CLUES THAT WE TEACH KIDS IN THIRD GRADE. SHE SPOKE ABOUT BEING THE MINORITY ON THE DAIS AS BEING THE MINORITY IN NUMBER, NOT A MINORITY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NEXT UP IS RENATA SIMMS SPEAKING ON ITEMS I AND P.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

GOOD EVENING, TRUSTEES.

I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY.

IN SEPTEMBER OF 2021, SENATE BILL THREE WAS PASSED AND WENT INTO EFFECT.

DECEMBER 3RD, I EASILY FOUND OUR FOURTH.

I FOUND FOUR ISD'S THAT HAD COMPLETED THEIR FIRST READINGS OF TASB UPDATE 118 BY DECEMBER OF 2021.

THIS BOARD HAS YET TO DO SO.

ONLINE I FOUND THE 21 PAGES OF UPDATE TO LEGAL POLICY.

FOR EXAMPLE FFI LEGAL STUDENT WELFARE FREEDOM FROM BULLYING IN ACCORDANCE WITH SB 2050 DISTRICT BULLYING POLICY MUST ADDRESS PREVENTION AND MEDIATION OF BULLYING INCIDENTS AND COMPLY WITH MINIMUM STANDARDS ADOPTED BY TEA.

ALSO, HB 3979, A.K.A.

SB THREE ADDS NUMEROUS RESTRICTIONS FOR SOCIAL STUDIES COURSE IN THE REQUIRED CURRICULUM THE DETAILS TASB LEFT OUT.

REQUIRING AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE 1619 PROJECT IS NOW ILLEGAL.

SO IS INCULCATION OF AN INDIVIDUAL BY VIRTUE OF INDIVIDUALS RACE OR SEX IS INHERENTLY RACIST, SEXIST OR OPPRESSIVE, WHETHER CONSCIOUSLY OR UNCONSCIOUSLY, END QUOTE.

IN OTHER WORDS, CRT AND TOXIC MASCULINITY.

A TEACHER IN A REQUIRED SOCIAL STUDIES COURSE MAY NOT BE COMPELLED TO DISCUSS CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES OF PUBLIC POLICY OR SOCIAL AFFAIRS.

WILL TRUSTEE FELLER BE SANCTIONED FOR HER FAILURE TO PERFORM A BASIC DUTY OF PLACING TASB UPDATES ON THE AGENDA SO THAT OUR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS CAN GET THE PROTECTION THEY DESERVE UNDER THE LAW.

YOUR TIME IS UP. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. NEXT IS Q TRANG SPEAKING ON ITEMS ONE, TWO AND THREE AND P FIVE AND SIX. AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

AS TAXPAYERS, PARENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

WE ARE ALL WATCHING YOUR VOTES TONIGHT CONCERNING THE SUPERINTENDENT.

IF YOU VOTE TO REINSTATE, YOU ARE DEFENDING AN ABUSER.

WHATEVER HAPPENS TO BELIEVE IN OUR WOMEN, ESPECIALLY VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC ABUSE, IF YOU VOTE TO SETTLE WITH HIM, WE CAN ONLY INFER THAT YOU ARE STILL TRYING TO COVER IT UP AND SWEEP IT UNDER THE RUG AS TRUSTED WEST WESTERN INTERESTS WON'T PUT IT GIVING HIM HUSH MONEY. PLEASE VOTE TO FIRE HIM WITHOUT A PENNY OF COMPENSATION.

THAT IS THE ONLY RIGHT THING TO DO.

AS FOR AGENDA ITEMS P, FIVE AND P SIX, IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING VOTING FOR CENSURE OF TRUSTEE WESTON AND TRUSTEE BONE, YOU MUST ALSO CONSIDER MOVING THROUGH WITH THE CENSURE AND PROCESS FOR TRUSTEE XIAO.

LAST JULY, A ROUND ROCK ISD TEACHER REACHED OUT TO THE BOARD TO EXPRESS HER OPINION RELATING TO THE MASK MANDATE AND RESPECTFULLY REQUESTED THAT MASS BE MADE OPTIONAL FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR.

TRUSTEE XIAO RESPONSE AND I QUOTE YOU PROBABLY NEED TO THINK ABOUT A CAREER CHANGE.

THIS IS NOT CONDUCT BECOMING OF A SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, ESPECIALLY NOT TO A TEACHER OR A STAFF MEMBER.

TRUSTEE XIAO IS OFTEN SEEN MAKING DEROGATORY PUBLIC REMARKS TOWARDS THOSE WHO WOULD DISAGREE WITH HIM, THOSE THAT DISAGREE WITH HIM.

THIS IS ANOTHER CLEAR VIOLATION OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT, WHICH STATES THAT TRUSTEES SHOULD ENCOURAGE EXPRESSION OF DIFFERENT OPINIONS AND LISTEN TO THE TO AN OPEN WITH AN OPEN MIND. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS JASMINE PEDROSA.

A POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE.

I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY THAT QUOTE IS TAKEN OUT OF CONTEXT.

WE'RE NOT ALLOWED TO SPEAK AND ADDRESS ANYTHING ON THE THAT'S NOT ON THE AGENDA.

SORRY. NEXT IS JASMINE PEDROSA SPEAKING ON ITEM P FIVE.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

HELLO. I AM A PARENT OF A SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENT IN THE DISTRICT.

IF TONIGHT'S SANCTION OR CENSURE IS ABOUT TRUSTEE WESTON, THEN IT IS MISGUIDED AS SHE HAS BEEN THE ONLY RESPONSIVE AND FAIR TRUSTEE I HAVE INTERACTED WITH.

WESTON WAS THE ONLY TRUSTEE WHO ANSWERED MY EMAILS AND GAVE ME THE INFORMATION I NEEDED IN ORDER TO ACCOMMODATE MY SPECIAL NEEDS SON.

AND THEY WERE SOME OF THE MOST PROMPT AND HELPFUL RESPONSES I HAVE GOTTEN DURING MY WHOLE TIME OF ADVOCATING FOR MY SON.

WESTON PROVIDED ME WITH THE INFORMATION I NEEDED TO BE ABLE TO SUCCESSFULLY ADVOCATE FOR MY SPECIAL NEEDS SON AND DID NOT GIVE ME ANY EXCUSES OR THE RUNAROUND LIKE I'VE EXPERIENCED WITH OTHER PEOPLE IN THE DISTRICT.

AND WESTON WAS ABLE TO HELP WHEN THE SCHOOL COULD NOT PROVIDE ME WITH ANY INFORMATION OR

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ANSWER MY QUESTIONS.

THANKS TO TRUSTEE WESTON AND HER FOCUS ON THE KIDS, I FINALLY HAD SOME ANSWERS, WAS ABLE TO RESOLVE MY CONCERNS AND THAT'S IT.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS TAMMY CONRAD SPEAKING ON ITEM I ONE.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

THANK YOU. I'M AN EDUCATOR IN THE DISTRICT AND A MEMBER OF EDUCATION ROUND ROCK, AND I'M HERE TO SHOW MY SUPPORT FOR RETENTION OF OUR SUPERINTENDENT SO THAT WE CAN MOVE ON AND DO THE THINGS THAT WE NEED TO DO FOR OUR STUDENTS.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS KRISTI SLATE SPEAKING ON ITEMS G, ONE, TWO AND THREE, P FIVE AND SIX.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

IN REGARDS TO ACTIONS CONCERNING THE SUPERINTENDENT CONTRACT, I PRAY THAT EACH OF YOU HAS SOUGHT WISE COUNSEL AND CAN MAKE A DECISION TONIGHT THAT'S BEST FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

I'M SURE YOU ARE AWARE THAT IT IS A DECISION TO REINSTATE THE SUPERINTENDENT WOULD ONLY FURTHER DIVIDE OUR COMMUNITY, AS MANY COMMUNITY MEMBERS CANNOT ACCEPT A SUPERINTENDENT WHO HAS A PERMANENT RESTRAINING ORDER AGAINST HIM.

TO SEPARATE WITH A PAYOUT WOULD ONLY CREATE DOUBTS IN THE COMMUNITY ABOUT THE BOARD'S ABILITY TO MANAGE OUR TAX DOLLARS.

THE ONLY MEANINGFUL AND ACCEPTABLE SOLUTION AT THIS POINT IS TO TERMINATE THE SUPERINTENDENT'S CONTRACT AND MOVE FORWARD.

PLEASE CHOOSE WISELY.

AS FOR THE CENSURE PROCESS IN P FIVE AND SIX, IT APPEARS THAT THE ONGOING ATTEMPTS TO CENSURE TRUSTEE WESTON HAS FROM THE BEGINNING AND CONTINUES TO BE AN ATTEMPT TO RETALIATE AGAINST A COLLEAGUE WHO HAS BEEN BRAVE ENOUGH TO STAND UP FOR THE RIGHTS OF PARENTS, STUDENTS AND VICTIMS OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE.

I'D LIKE TO REMIND YOU ALL THAT I FILED A LEVEL THREE COMPLAINT AGAINST TRUSTEE XIAO THAT WAS HEARD BY THE BOARD ON FEBRUARY 22ND.

HE HAS PUBLICLY HUMILIATED HIS FEMALE COLLEAGUES FROM THE DAIS AND ON HIS OFFICIAL FACEBOOK PAGE. THIS TO ME, IS AN ACTION WORTHY OF CENSURE.

YET THE RESULT OF MY HEARING WAS A QUOTE STOP, LOOK AND LISTEN ACKNOWLEDGMENT FROM THE BOARD. TO MY KNOWLEDGE, NO CENSURE ACTION WAS TAKEN AT ALL.

I HOPE THAT IF YOUR STRATEGY TONIGHT IS TO FURTHER THE CENSURE PROCESS FOR TRUSTEE WESTON OR ANOTHER TRUSTEE, I HOPE THAT YOU CAN JUSTIFY YOUR ACTIONS AND APPLY YOUR DECISION EQUALLY AMONG ALL BOARD MEMBERS.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

NEXT IS LINDA DORNAN SPEAKING ON ITEM P FIVE.

AND YOU DO NOT LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

YOU'RE CORRECT. I DON'T LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

BUT YOU DON'T MIND TAKING MY MONEY BECAUSE I AM A TAXPAYER.

I WOULD LIKE TO SAY WHAT A PHENOMENAL JOB TRUSTEE WESTON AND TRUSTEE BONE HAVE DONE.

YOU MAKE US PROUD.

YOU'RE ADVOCATES FOR EDUCATION AND YOU'RE ROLE MODELS FOR THE DISTRICT.

AS A TAXPAYER, I BELIEVE ROUND ROCK ISD VISION STATEMENT HAS DEFINITELY BEEN IMPLEMENTED BY YOU TWO LADIES.

HOWEVER, THE BAD FAITHFUL FIVE, NOT SO MUCH.

YOU HAVE TRIED TO INDOCTRINATE AND YOUR IDEOLOGY IN MARXISM.

SOCIALISM AND COMMUNISM HAS DEFINITELY NOT BEEN PART OF AN EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE.

RIGHT NOW, WHAT CAN BE DONE ABOUT THIS? NUMBER ONE, VOTE FOR SCHOOL CHOICE AND HAVE THE TAX DOLLARS FOLLOW THE STUDENT.

UNFORTUNATELY, THIS WOULD SEVERELY AFFECT SCHOOL DISTRICTS, BUILDINGS, MAINTENANCE, RETIREMENT PLANS FOR TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATION.

ALSO, IT WOULD BRING HOME VALUES.

STEP NUMBER TWO, RIGHT RESOLUTIONS, WHICH I WILL BE DOING WITH MONETARY CONSEQUENCES TO PERSONALLY GO AFTER TRUSTEES, ADMINISTRATORS AND TEACHERS WHO HAVE PERSONAL AGENDAS AND THEN SUBMIT TO THE TEXAS LEGISLATURE TO BE PASSED INTO LAW.

AND LASTLY, MATTHEW, $0.18, YOUR TIME IS UP.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS ROBERT LESSER SPEAKING ON ITEM P FIVE.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

I HAVE A POINT OF ORDER. WHAT IS YOUR POINT, MADAM CHAIR? ARE YOU GOING TO BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN GOOD ORDER AND DISCIPLINE HERE WITH REGARD TO DEROGATORY SIGNS PUT UP BEHIND SPEAKERS? OR IS IT IS THAT FINE FOR PEOPLE TO COME UP HERE? BECAUSE I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE ALL CLEAR ON THE RULES.

IF YOU COULD JUST CLARIFY THE RULES, I WOULD REFER TO OUR ATTORNEY TO SEE IF THAT'S FREEDOM OF SPEECH, IF HE HAS THE ABILITY FOR ANYBODY TO HOLD UP SIGNS.

I THINK I'VE SEEN SEVERAL SIGNS IN HERE TONIGHT.

I HAVEN'T READ THEM ALL.

SO AS LONG AS THEY'RE NOT OBSCENE OR A VIOLATION OF SOME FIRST AMENDMENT SPEECH RIGHTS, I THINK THAT THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO HAVE A SIGN UP.

THAT'S WHAT MY UNDERSTANDING OF THE LAW WAS AS WELL.

I JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY HIS POSITION IN THE AUDIENCE.

OKAY. POINT OF ORDER.

POINT OF ORDER. GO AHEAD, MR. LESTER. YOUR TIME HAS STARTED.

LET'S TALK. POINT OF ORDER.

I'M SORRY, MR. KAYGEE, THIS IS YOUR FIRST WARNING.

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THANK YOU. LET'S TALK ABOUT WHO REALLY DESERVES CENSURE OR WORSE.

SOME CONTEXT.

ON JULY 29TH, 2021, TRUSTEE VESSA INITIATED A CONVERSATION BETWEEN TRUSTEES FELLER AND WEIR, AND ODDLY, THE SUSPENDED SUPERINTENDENT MAKING A CASE TO CENSURE FELLOW TRUSTEES.

ON AUGUST 3RD, TRUSTEE FELLER VOLUNTEERED TO WRITE IT.

ON SEPTEMBER 9TH, TRUSTEE HARRISON JOINED THE CONVERSATION, REQUESTING THE CENSURE ITEM BE ADDED TO THE SEPTEMBER 14TH MEETING.

THIS ESTABLISHES A WALKING QUORUM DISCUSSING DISTRICT BUSINESS WITHOUT PUBLIC NOTICE.

THIS IS A VIOLATION OF THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT, CHAPTER 551 SUBCHAPTER G, A MISDEMEANOR. PARENTS HAD BEEN ARRESTED ON BEHALF OF THE SUSPENDED SUPERINTENDENT FOR MISDEMEANORS ON SEPTEMBER 18 AND 19 A WEEKEND.

TRUSTEE FELLER TOOK THE INITIATIVE TO DRAFT A NEW CENSURE RESOLUTION LESS THAN 24 HOURS AFTER THE COORDINATED ARRESTS OF THOSE PARENTS.

THERE'S MUCH TO UNPACK THERE.

ON SEPTEMBER, I'LL SKIP THAT ONCE AGAIN THERE WAS ANOTHER INCIDENT ON SEPTEMBER 20TH WHERE TRUSTEE WEIR INFORMED TRUSTEE VESSA YOUR AGENDA ITEM HAS BEEN ADDED AND ONCE AGAIN ODDLY COPIED THE SUSPENDED SUPERINTENDENT MUCH MORE INCLUDING ANALYSIS AND EVIDENCE CAN BE FOUND ON WWWFAITHLESSFIVE.ORG.

COMPLAINTS REST WITH THE TEA, WILLIAMSON COUNTY ATTORNEY, TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL I VENTURE TO SAY SOME OF YOU ARE GOING TO HAVE BIGGER PROBLEMS THAN THE CENSURE RESOLUTION.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT TO C.T. LLOYD SPEAKING ON ITEM P5.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK.

YOU KNOW, THE LAST YEAR I'VE BEEN OBSERVING ALL THE STUFF GOING ON AND I KIND OF FEEL LIKE I'VE BEEN LIVING THROUGH AN EPISODE OF KIM POSSIBLE, DRAKE AND JOSH OR MAYBE SAVED BY THE BELL.

DEALING WITH HIGH SCHOOL CLIQUES OR POSSIBLY A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT COUNCIL RATHER THAN AN ADULT SCHOOL BOARD.

SOME, YOU KNOW, SOME WORDS COME TO MIND.

AND BECAUSE YOU'RE ALL EDUCATORS, I KNOW YOU APPRECIATE ME TAKING THE TIME TO LOOK UP THE DEFINITIONS, SANCTIMONIOUS, MAKING A SHOW OF BEING MORALLY, MORALLY SUPERIOR TO OTHER PEOPLE, RATHER THINKING YOU KNOW BETTER THAN THE PARENTS WHOSE DECISIONS YOU ARE.

YOUR DECISIONS ARE AFFECTING IN THEIR CHILDREN.

PRETENTIOUS. ATTEMPTING TO IMPRESS BY AFFECTING GREATER IMPORTANCE, TALENT, CULTURE, ETC.

THAN IS ACTUALLY POSSESSED.

OVERSTEPPING THE BOUNDS OF AUTHORITY AND TRUSTED EACH ONE OF YOU.

AND YES, I'M TALKING TO YOU.

IMMATURE, HAVING OR SHOWING AN EMOTIONAL OR INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT APPROPRIATE TO SOMEONE YOUNGER, INCOMPETENT NOT HAVING, OR SHOWING THE NECESSARY SKILLS TO DO SOMETHING SUCCESSFULLY, DELUSIONAL, BASED ON OR HAVING FAULTY JUDGMENT, VINDICTIVE, HAVING OR SHOWING A STRONG OR UNREASONING DESIRE FOR REVENGE RATHER THAN SPENDING TIME AND RESOURCES ON CENSURING MEMBERS BONE AND WESTON.

IT'S TIME FOR YOU TO GROW UP, SHOW UP AND MOVE PAST THE PETTINESS FOR THE BEST INTEREST OF THE CHILDREN AND THE TAXPAYERS TO WHOM YOU HAVE RESPONSIBILITIES.

THANK YOU. NEXT IS ALAN MARTINSON SPEAKING ON ITEM P5.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

SO FOR P FIVE AGAINST MARY AND DANIELLE, I BELIEVE THIS HAS TO DO WITH THE TIME WHEN A LOT OF US WERE KEPT OUT OF THESE MEETINGS.

AND I'M NOT EXACTLY SURE EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENED, BECAUSE I WAS ONE OF THE PEOPLE THAT WAS KEPT OUT OF THESE MEETINGS WANTING TO GET IN.

WELL, THERE'S A LOT OF OTHER PEOPLE.

SO I'M JUST GLAD THEY WERE HERE FIGHTING TO ALLOW US INTO THESE MEETINGS.

SO I'M HERE SHOWING MY SUPPORT FOR THEM.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS SHAWNA KENNINGHAM SPEAKING ON ITEM P5.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

PLEASE VOTE AGAINST ANY FURTHER CENSURING UNLESS YOU INTEND TO FOLLOW THROUGH WITH THE CENSURING OF OTHER TRUSTEES WHO HAVE ALSO VIOLATED BOARD CODE OF ETHICS.

ONE SPECIFIC EXAMPLE OF THIS IS THAT TRUSTEE HARRISON HAS STATED ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS AND MOST RECENTLY DURING THE MARCH 9TH BOARD MEETING, IS THAT TRUSTEES SHOULD ACCEPT THE DECISION OF OTHER DULY ELECTED OFFICIALS AND GOVERNMENT BODIES.

HOWEVER, IN AUGUST, SHE AND TRUSTEE FELLER, WEIR, XIAO AND VESSA ALL VOTED TO DEFY AN EXECUTIVE ORDER OF THE DULY ELECTED GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF TEXAS.

YOUR TRUSTEE CODE OF ETHICS STATES THAT YOU WILL, QUOTE, CONSISTENTLY UPHOLD ALL APPLICABLE LAWS, RULES, POLICIES AND GOVERNANCE PROCEDURES.

AND YOUR BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES ALSO STATE THAT NO TRUSTEES SHALL DISCUSS OR VOTE ON A MOTION OR ACTION THAT WOULD VIOLATE THE STATE OR FEDERAL LAW OR POLICIES.

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THIS LAWLESS DECISION RESULTED IN UNNECESSARY USE OF TAXPAYER FUNDS IN ATTORNEY FEES, THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN USED FOR THE EDUCATION OF OUR CHILDREN.

THIS DECISION LIKELY ALSO CONTRIBUTED TO THE ALMOST 3000 STUDENTS LEAVING THE DISTRICT, MYSELF INCLUDED, IN THAT WHICH CAUSED A BUDGET SHORTFALL OF 30 MILLION.

THAT SHORTFALL LED FOR YOUR DECISION TO INCREASE THE PROPERTY TAX RATE ON SEPTEMBER 14TH, WHICH WAS A HIGHER RATE THAN WAS POSTED ON THE MEETING AGENDA.

I ASK YOU IF YOU'RE GOING TO VOTE TO DO THIS, ENSURING YOU DO IT ACROSS THE BOARD WITH ALL THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS JESSICA PRYOR SPEAKING ON P FIVE.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

I DON'T THINK CENSURE OF ANY TRUSTEE SHOULD BE CONSIDERED UNLESS YOU'RE CONSIDERING CENSURING EVERY TRUSTEE THAT HAS VIOLATED ANY OF YOUR CODE OF ETHICS, ESPECIALLY OVER THE PAST NINE MONTHS.

THE STANDARD MUST BE APPLIED UNIFORMLY.

IF NOT, THEN THE CENSURE AGAINST AGENDA ITEM IS EITHER A POLITICALLY OR PERSONALLY MOTIVATED ACT THAT IS A THREAT TO THE DEMOCRATIC PROCESS OF THIS BOARD.

HERE'S AN EXAMPLE OF WHERE THIS BOARD CENSURE EFFORTS ARE NOT BEING APPLIED.

WE LEARNED FROM A BUDGET REPORT IN LATE 2021 THAT THERE WAS A $16 MILLION IN UNAUTHORIZED SPENDING LAST SCHOOL YEAR.

LET ME SAY AGAIN, $16 MILLION.

NO INVESTIGATION, NO ACCOUNTABILITY IN ACTION BY THE BOARD ON THIS MATTER SHOWS THAT THE MAJORITY OF THIS BOARD DOES NOT VALUE FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY.

IT'S TURNING A BLIND EYE TO THE MISAPPROPRIATION OF FUNDS AND MISMANAGEMENT OF THE DISTRICT RESOURCES.

TURNING A BLIND EYE TO $16 MILLION IN UNAUTHORIZED SPENDING VIOLATES THE BOARD'S CODE OF ETHICS THAT STATES.

AS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD, EACH TRUSTEE PROMISES TO, QUOTE, WORK TO ENSURE PRUDENT AND ACCOUNTABLE USE OF DISTRICT RESOURCES.

THE DEFINITIONS OF PRUDENCE IS TO ACT WITH OR SHOW CARE AND THOUGHT OF THE FUTURE.

BUT I DON'T SEE ANY PRUDENCE OR ACCOUNTABILITY IN THIS CASE.

YEAR AFTER YEAR, YOU INCREASE THE AMOUNT YOU TAKE FROM THE TAXPAYER, BUT YOU DON'T HAVE A FUNDING PROBLEM. YOU HAVE A RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND ACCOUNTABILITY PROBLEM.

IF YOU INTEND TO MOVE FORWARD WITH STARTING THE CENSURE PROCESS OF TRUSTEE WESTON OR TRUSTEE BONE. PLEASE ADD TO THE NEXT AGENDA THE CENTER OF ALL BOARD OFFICERS THAT HAVE VIOLATED THE BOARD'S CODE OF ETHICS BY NOT CALLING FOR AN INVESTIGATION OF THIS GROSSLY NEGLIGENT UNAUTHORIZED SPENDING OF TAXPAYER FUNDS.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS FOR DEBORAH DAMON SPEAKING ON ITEMS G TWO AND THREE AND P TWO THROUGH SIX.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

THANK YOU. YES, MY NAME IS DEBORAH DAMON.

I AM IN THE DISTRICT.

AND YOU HAD ALREADY MENTIONED WHAT I WANT TO SPEAK ABOUT WITH ALL OF THIS STUFF THAT'S BEEN HAPPENING IN THE DISTRICT.

I WAS CURIOUS ON HOW MUCH THIS IS COSTING US.

SO I DID A OPEN RECORDS ON THE LEGAL INVOICES FROM I'M GOING TO SEE THE NAME WRONG BUT ESKIMO AND [INAUDIBLE] THE LAW FIRM THROUGH JANUARY 19 THROUGH DECEMBER 21ST.

AND ON THE CHART YOU'RE GOING TO SEE THE NUMBER OF INCREASING INVOICES BY THE BLUE BARS HERE. AND THEN YOU'RE GOING TO SEE WHAT THE ORANGE BAR GOING ACROSS THAT THE NUMBER OF THE INCREASE OF THE INVOICES, THE AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR OTHER LEGAL FEES HAS BEEN INCREASING QUARTERLY WITH AN AVERAGE OF 15% YEAR OVER YEAR.

OKAY. SO FROM JANUARY 19TH TO DECEMBER 21ST, THE LEGAL FEES JUST FROM THAT TIME FRAME ARE OVER $2 MILLION LEGAL FEES.

SO THAT MEANS THE LEGAL FEES ARE INCREASING.

OUR EDUCATION DOLLARS ARE LOST, MEANS HAPPY LAWYERS, BUT NOT SO HAPPY TEACHERS AND DEFINITELY NOT HAPPY PARENTS OR TAXPAYERS.

THE COST REPRESENT YOUR PRIORITIES.

THERE DOES NOT SEEM TO BE AN EDUCATION.

THIS IS NOT WHAT WE WANT.

OUR TAX DOLLARS TO BE SPENT ON THE CHART WILL BE UP FOR A WHILE FOR EVERYONE TO SEE.

IT WILL BE IN YOUR EMAIL BOX AND ALSO POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA.

NEXT IS AND I'M SORRY I CAN'T READ YOUR HANDWRITING, JACK.

LOOKS LIKE MAYBE IT STARTS WITH AN M OR A YOU SPEAKING ON AND I CAN'T READ YOUR HANDWRITING. I THINK IT'S P FIVE AND SIX THAT YOU'RE WANTING TO SPEAK ON.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

CAN YOU SAY YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME FOR THE RECORD? JACK MURRAY. AND I AM MURRAY.

HANDWRITING CHALLENGED.

OH, GREAT. THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME KNOW THAT.

I'M SORRY I HAVE TO PLAY MY OLD MAN CARD ONE MORE TIME.

NO, NO, NO, NO, NO. THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME KNOW THAT.

I APPRECIATE IT. YOU'RE WELCOME.

WELL, THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE.

AND THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO US.

YOU GUYS HAVE BEEN VERY PATIENT.

AS YOU KNOW, I AM A PARENT OF STUDENTS IN THE ROUND ROCK SCHOOL SYSTEM.

I'M ALSO A TAXPAYER.

AND THE ROUND ROCK SCHOOL SYSTEM.

AS SUCH, I WANT BOARD LEADERSHIP THAT WORKS FOR NONPARTISAN WORLD CLASS EDUCATION IN

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WHICH MY KIDS LEARN TO HOW TO THINK OBJECTIVELY.

PLEASE TURN AROUND AND STOP EMBARRASSING THIS COMMUNITY AND YOURSELVES.

YOU KNOW, AS A DULY ELECTED MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES IS JUST THAT A TRUST, AN INDIVIDUAL OF GOOD CHARACTER.

PLEASE GET BACK TO WORK AND FOCUS ON THE BEST INTERESTS OF MY CHILD'S EDUCATION, NOT YOUR PETTY POLITICS.

AND I'D ALSO LIKE TO ADDRESS THE AGENDA ITEMS FOR THE CENSURE PROCESS.

I WANT TO SUGGEST THAT TRUSTEE AMBER FELLER AND AMY WEIR SHOULD BE SANCTIONED FOR THE FOLLOWING. ON SEPTEMBER 22, 2021 RECEIVED PUBLICLY AVAILABLE DOCUMENTS.

THEY VIOLATED BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES ON PAGE SEVEN UNDER THE SUBHEADING OF BOARD SANCTIONED PROCESS WHEN THEY CONSPIRED TO INTRODUCE CENSURE RESOLUTIONS ON TRUSTEE WESTON AND BONE WITHOUT GOING THROUGH THE STEPS OF THEIR OWN SANCTION PROCESS.

THIS IS A SURPRISE COORDINATED ATTACK THAT DENY THESE TRUSTEES DUE PROCESS FOR I SPEAK TO THEIR PERSONAL POLITICAL MOTIVE FOR TAKING SUCH DRASTIC MEASURE.

THESE ACTIONS VIOLATE LOCAL BOARD ETHICS UNDER INTEGRITY OF CHARACTER, WHICH STATES I WILL CONSISTENTLY UPHOLD ALL APPLICABLE LAWS RULES.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SPEAKING.

NEXT IS GREGORY BELL SPEAKING ON AN ITEM NOT ON THE AGENDA AND YOU DO NOT LIVE IN THE DISTRICT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU. YES, MY NAME IS GREG BEAL.

I'M HERE REPRESENTING TEXAS DISPOSAL SYSTEMS, YOUR CURRENT PROVIDER FOR WASTE HAULING AND RECYCLING HAULING HERE IN THE DISTRICT.

JUST BRING IT TO YOUR ATTENTION. IF YOU'RE NOT AWARE THAT RECENTLY THE CITY OF ROUND ROCK, THE COUNCIL HAS VOTED TO GIVE AN EXCLUSIVE CONTRACT TO ANOTHER HAULER CALLED CTR, WHICH IS YOUR FORMER HAULER? ABOUT TWO YEARS AGO WE WERE IN A COMPETITIVE BIDDING PROCESS WHERE WE WON OUT ON THAT BID FROM CTR.

I'LL GET TO SOME NUMBERS HERE, BUT IF YOU DO HAVE TO BE FORCED TO TAKE THEM DISTRICT WIDE, WHICH YOU DON'T HAVE TO JUST DO IT WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS, IS THE NEW LAW YOU WOULD LOSE. IT WOULD COST $19,000 MORE PER MONTH OF TAXPAYER MONEY TO DO THE SAME THING THAT WE'RE ALREADY DOING. AND ACTUALLY A LITTLE BIT LESS BECAUSE WE GO INTO THE SCHOOLS WE HAVE, PARDON ME, 13 DIFFERENT DISTRICTS THAT WE WORK WITH, AUSTIN, INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, GEORGETOWN, A WHOLE BUNCH OF OTHERS.

SO WITH THOSE DISTRICTS, WE DO GO IN AND HELP THEM WITH THEIR DIVERSION PROGRAMS, RIGHT? SO IN THE CAFETERIA, YOU WANT TO DIVERT FOOD WASTE? WE'VE DONE THAT WITH AUSTIN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT AND VERY PROUD OF THAT THAT WE'VE DONE. SO JUST TO LET YOU KNOW, IF YOU DO DECIDE TO STAY WITH US FOR THE SCHOOLS OUTSIDE OF THE CITY, WE WOULD APPRECIATE IT.

AND THEN YOU WOULDN'T LOSE THAT MUCH MONEY.

YOU WOULD LOSE A LITTLE BIT LESS.

THEY HAVE A NUMBER ON THAT. SORRY.

IT WOULD SAVE YOU ABOUT $12,000 TO STAY WITH US, WE IMPLORE YOU TO TALK TO THE CITY COUNCIL RESIDENTS THAT YOUR TAX MONEY.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

NEXT IS REBECCA MOLISE SPEAKING ON ITEM G ONE, L TWO AND L FOUR.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

GOOD EVENING. I'LL TRY TO KEEP THIS SHORT.

SO I'M HERE TO LET YOU KNOW I FULLY SUPPORT G ONE REINSTATEMENT OF OUR SUPER.

LET'S PUT THIS WITCH HUNT BEHIND US AND START FOCUSING ON STUDENTS AGAIN.

I FULLY SUPPORT L2.

PLEASE PAY THE EMPLOYEES ANY TIME, ANY AMOUNT YOU CAN.

THEY NEED IT. I FULLY SUPPORT LL THREE EXCUSE ME L4, THE LIBRARY RESOLUTION AS WRITTEN.

WE NEED TO SUPPORT AND LOVE ALL OF OUR STUDENTS.

AND TO DO ANYTHING ELSE WOULD BE UN CHRISTLIKE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NEXT IS JILL FARRIS SPEAKING ON ITEM G ONE, TWO AND THREE.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY THE DECISION TO TERMINATE DR.

AZAIEZ HAS BEEN SO HARD FOR YOU.

HE WAS UNDER QUALIFIED CANDIDATE THAT CHEATED AND LIED HIS WAY THROUGH THE INTERVIEW PROCESS. HE WAS SERVED WITH A RESTRAINING ORDER THAT KEPT HIM FROM BEING ABLE TO PERFORM HIS JOB. AND IN THAT PRO, THERE IS DOCUMENTED EVIDENCE THAT HE ASSAULTED HIS MISTRESS AND TRIED TO MURDER HIS OWN UNBORN CHILD.

NO RESPECTABLE SCHOOL BOARD WOULD WANT THIS MORALLY CORRUPT MAN IN CHARGE.

AND SO WHAT DOES THAT SAY ABOUT THE FIVE OF YOU? AND WHILE YOU'VE CHOSEN TO WASTE OUR TIME AND MONEY DOUBLING DOWN ON YOUR DISASTER OF AN EMPLOYEE, OUR DISTRICT HAS SUFFERED.

TEST SCORES ARE ABYSMAL.

ENROLLMENT IS DECLINING.

YOUR BUDGET IS A DISASTER.

AND SO THE REAL QUESTION IS, WHAT ARE YOU HIDING? WHY DO YOU KEEP DEFENDING HIM? WHY DO YOU WANT HIM BACK? YOU COULD HAVE INSTRUCTED YOUR CRONIES IN ADMINISTRATION TO RELEASE THE INVESTIGATOR'S REPORT INSTEAD OF TAKING IT TO THE AG.

BUT YOU DIDN'T. YOU COULD HAVE SHOWN US THAT THERE IS NO REASON TO BE CONCERNED.

PROOF THAT DR. AZAIEZ WAS INNOCENT.

BUT YOU DIDN'T.

SO WHAT'S IN THE REPORT? WE ALREADY KNOW, AMY WEIR OFFERED TO PROTECT HIM.

THAT SHE COLLUDED WITH DISTRICT EMPLOYEES IN THE HIRING PROCESS.

WE KNOW THAT AMBER FELLER GOT NEVER BEFORE SEEN ACCOMMODATIONS FOR HER SON.

TRUSTEE HARRISON GOT A PUPPET THAT CHECKED ALL OF HER [INAUDIBLE] BOXES AND XIAO GOT HIS

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ROBOTS AND THAT LEAVES COREY VESSA.

FORTUNATELY, CORY JUST WANTS TO SIT UP THERE AND TALK ABOUT HERSELF.

WHEN TRUSTEES BONE AND WESTON VOICE THEIR CONCERNS ABOUT THIS SHAM OF A SEPARATION AGREEMENT. CORY VESSA TOOK SOME TIME TO CRY ABOUT HOW HARD THIS PROCESS HAS BEEN ON HER.

IN HER TWO AND A HALF MINUTE SPEECH.

SHE SAID, I'M HERE MYSELF 27 TIMES.

HERE'S A NEWSFLASH FOR YOU, CORY.

THIS WHOLE THING IS YOUR FAULT.

IT SHOULD BE HARDEST ON YOU.

YOU COULD HAVE ENDED THIS BACK IN JULY, BUT NO.

SO YOU CAN CRY AND FEEL SORRY FOR YOURSELF.

EVERY TIME THIS WHOLE MESS JUST HAPPENED, YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED.

NEXT IS MELISSA WELCHLY SPEAKING ON ITEMS G ONE, I ONE, K THREE, L TWO AND L FOUR.

MELISSA WELCHLY, AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

AND JUST SO YOU KNOW, IT'S WELCHLY THE C AND THE H MAKE A [INAUDIBLE] SOUND LOCALLY.

GOTCHA. THANK YOU.

SORRY ABOUT THAT.

I AM A PARENT OF TWO STUDENTS IN THE DISTRICT.

ONE OF THOSE STUDENTS IS A SPECIAL ED STUDENT.

SHE IS A FRESHMAN AT MCNEIL THIS YEAR.

PLEASE PAY THOSE TEACHERS.

I KNOW IT'S NOT REALLY UP TO YOU GUYS.

I KNOW YOUR HANDS ARE TIED BY WHAT THE STATE HANDS DOWN TO YOU.

SO FOR OTHER PEOPLE LISTENING, IF YOU CARE ABOUT PUBLIC SCHOOL FUNDING, WE HAVE AN ELECTION IN NOVEMBER AND WE CAN VOTE TO ELECT PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

SO DO YOUR RESEARCH.

SECOND, PLEASE, THE SUPERINTENDENT.

WE NEED A LEADER BACK.

THIS CRISIS IS NOT OVER.

AND IF YOU THINK VOTING TO TERMINATE HIM IS GOING TO MAKE EVERYBODY MOVE ON.

IT WON'T. YOU WILL JUST BE SHOWING THAT.

OH, I LOST MY THREAD ANYHOW.

IT DOESN'T MATTER. WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD FROM THIS.

DOCTOR AZAIEZ OPPONENTS WON'T REST UNTIL THEY HAVE FULL CONTROL OF THE BOARD.

THAT SOUNDS LIKE HYPERBOLE, BUT YOU MERELY JUST LOOK AT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN SCHOOL BOARDS ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO KNOW THAT WE ARE PART OF A NATIONAL CAMPAIGN.

SO DO YOUR DUE DILIGENCE.

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR THE WORK THAT YOU DO HERE.

I KNOW THIS IS A VOLUNTEER POSITION.

I'M SO SORRY FOR THE WAY SOME PEOPLE CHOOSE TO TALK TO YOU ALL.

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WORK THAT YOU DO.

HAVE A WONDERFUL NIGHT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MISS WELCHLY.

NEXT IS JOEL [INAUDIBLE] SPEAKING ON ITEMS G, G, I AND P, FIVE AND SIX.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

THANK YOU. SO IT WAS VERY IT WAS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR TO SEE ALL THE STUDENTS HERE.

IT WAS FANTASTIC.

THEIR FUTURES ARE BRIGHT.

THEY'RE WORKING HARD ON THEIR FUTURES.

WHAT THEY'RE NOT SAYING IS THAT YOU ARE THE HINGE TO THEIR SUCCESS.

ADULTS DOING GOOD LEADERSHIP ARE WHAT THEY NEED.

BLESS THEM. THAT WAS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR TO ME TO SEE ALL THESE STUDENTS HERE.

IT REALLY WAS. THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU WHO BROUGHT THEM HERE AS WELL.

BEING A PART OF THIS COMMUNITY, WE'RE ALL DIVERSE.

WE ALL COME FROM DIFFERENT VALUES, DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS, AND WE'RE WORKING THIS OUT TOGETHER. SO I HOLD MY IN HAND.

A RESOLUTION CONDEMNING ACTIONS TRUNCATED BECAUSE I ONLY HAVE A MINUTE AND A HALF HERE.

SO LAST JUNE, WHEN I STARTED, YOU KNOW, FOLLOWING ALL THIS, WHICH WE SHOULD AS TAXPAYING CITIZENS, I WAS ENCOURAGED BECAUSE WE REPRESENT A VERY DIVERSE SEVEN PEOPLE.

ELECTIONS ARE THE BEST WAY THAT WE CAN REPRESENT THE POPULATION, THE COMMUNITY.

WHAT DO WE WANT? WE ELECT YOU HERE TO REPRESENT OUR DIVERSITY, TO EMBRACE OUR DIVERSITY.

RIGHT. SO THERE'S TWO MAIN TAKEAWAYS THAT I THAT I TOOK AWAY WHEN I READ THIS RESOLUTION CONDEMNING ACTIONS.

ONE IS THAT WE VALUE DIVERSITY.

SO WHY WOULD YOU CENSURE 30% OF THE ELECTED OFFICIALS WHO REPRESENT THE VERY DIVERSITY THAT WE DO OUR BEST TO ELECT? THAT'S HYPOCRITICAL.

THAT'S MY INTERPRETATION.

BUT I TRUST MY INTERPRETATION.

IT'S GOTTEN ME PRETTY FAR.

MOST OF YOU ARE PAYING ATTENTION. YOUR TIME IS UP.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS LINDSEY [INAUDIBLE] SPEAKING ON ITEMS I ONE THROUGH THREE AND K THREE.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT? YES. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME TONIGHT.

WITH REGARD TO G ONE THROUGH G THREE, I WOULD ASK THAT YOU MAKE A DECISION BASED ON THE TRUTH. PLEASE SHARE THAT TRUTH WITH THE COMMUNITY SO THAT THE DISTRACTIONS CAN STOP AND WE CAN REFOCUS ON STUDENTS AND TEACHERS AND STAFF.

WITH REGARDS TO TEACHERS AND STAFF, I WILL SPEAK ABOUT K THREE AS WELL.

WHILE FUNDS ARE ALWAYS AN ISSUE.

WE NEED TO INCREASE PAY FOR TEACHERS IN EA'S, NOT JUST FOR NEW HIRES, BUT FOR LONG SERVING DEDICATED STAFF.

A FEW WEEKS AGO, I SURVEYED TEACHER FRIENDS OF MINE ON WHAT THE BIGGEST CHALLENGES THEY FACE OUTSIDE OF THE NEED FOR INCREASED COMPENSATION.

AND I WAS SO GRATEFUL FOR THEIR CANDID RESPONSES.

THESE ARE A FEW THINGS THAT ONE OF THEM TOOK THE TIME TO SHARE WITH ME.

ONE RESPECT CONTRACT HOURS, PARENTS AND ADMINISTRATORS.

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TWO ENSURE 30 MINUTE DUTY FREE LUNCH.

IF YOU'RE REQUIRED TO ESCORT YOUR CLASS THROUGH THE LUNCH LINE, THAT SHOULD BE THAT SHOULD NOT BE A PART OF YOUR LUNCH BREAK.

THREE RESPECT CONFERENCE PERIODS.

FOUR SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS RECRUIT AND MAINTAIN QUALITY GUEST EDUCATORS.

FIVE, PROVIDE SUPPLIES REGULARLY PAPER TOWELS, CLEANING WIPES, FACIAL TISSUE, ETC.

IT SHOULDN'T TAKE WEEKS TO FULFILL A NEED.

SIX, ESTABLISH RESTORATIVE PRACTICES FOR DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR, MEANING PRACTICES THAT HELP CREATE A COMMUNITY WITHIN SCHOOLS AND CLASSROOMS WHERE STUDENTS LEARN TO BE MOTIVATED BY RESPECT FOR OTHERS RATHER THAN PUNISHMENT AND REWARDS.

I.E., IF CONFLICTS LIKE FIGHTS ARISE, STUDENTS ARE BROUGHT TOGETHER AND THEY LEARN THE ROOT OF THOSE ACTIONS.

SEVEN ADVERTISING PARENT EDUCATION CONFERENCES AND INVOLVING FAMILIES AND EDUCATION.

EIGHT COMPENSATION FOR EXTRA DUTY, READING ACADEMY AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS, ETC..

CAP CLASSROOM SIZES FOR ALL AGES.

PRIMARY THROUGH SECONDARY TEN.

OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND OUT OF TIME.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS JEREMY'S STORY SPEAKING ON I ONE, TWO AND THREE AND P THREE, FIVE AND SIX.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

SORRY. CAN YOU STOP MY TIME FOR A SECOND BY ALLOWING THIS GENTLEMAN TO CONTINUE THIS? I'M SORRY YOUR TIMES HAS STARTED.

NO, YOU ARE ALLOWING HIM TO SPEAK, AND THE DISTRICT IS IS PROMOTING THAT SPEECH.

AND THAT'S NOT.

THAT'S NOT EQUAL PROTECTION BECAUSE OF THE MOVING FORWARD BETTER AND BETTER STUDENT OUTCOMES RESPECT AMONG COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

EVEN WHEN THERE'S A DISAGREEMENT, THAT IS WHAT WE NEED BETTER STUDENT OUTCOMES AND RESPECT AMONG COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

TRANSPARENCY AND EQUAL TREATMENT UNDER THE LAW AND POLICIES OF THE DISTRICT IS THE SOLUTION. UNEQUAL APPLICATION OF THE RULES IS THE ISSUE.

SIMILAR IDEAS LIKE THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED IN THE PAST, ARTIFICIALLY LIMITING BOARD MEETING ATTENDANCE, BLOCKING THE PUBLIC FROM ENTERING PRE MEDITATING, CENSURING BOARD MEMBERS SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY SPOKE AGAINST YOUR ACTIONS AND THEN LATER TRYING TO FIND JUSTIFICATION OF THAT CENSURE, ATTENDING TO STOP ME FROM SPEAKING EVEN BEFORE I UTTERED A WORD, AND THEN LATER DRAGGING ME OFF THE PUBLIC COMMENT STAND.

THEN 30 DAYS LATER, WHEN THAT DIDN'T WORK, ARRESTING ME AND PUTTING THEM IN JAIL, PRETENDING YOU DIDN'T GET MY LEVEL THREE LEGAL GRIEVANCE, AND THEN HOLDING ME OFF TO THE STATE AND CONSIDERING IT IN SPITE OF MY NUMEROUS REQUESTS WORKING ILLEGALLY BEHIND THE SCENES TO GIVE THEN CANDIDATE AZAIEZ UNFAIR ADVANTAGE.

ATTEMPTING TO GIVE SETTLEMENT MONEY FOR A FALSE EEOC COMPLAINT BY THE SUPERINTENDENT.

THIS IS AN ATTEMPT TO KEEP HIM SILENT ABOUT WHAT HE KNOWS ABOUT YOUR ACTIONS DURING THE HIRING PROCESS. 30 SECONDS.

VOTING MULTIPLE TIMES TO PREVENT AN INVESTIGATION OF THE BOARD'S ACTIONS.

THIS WILL REQUIRE TURNING FROM THESE TYPES OF ACTIONS AND CALLING TO REPENTANCE, SILENCE AND INTIMIDATING. THOSE YOU DISAGREE WITH PREVENTS THE SEARCH FOR TRUTH AND STOPS THE TURNING AWAY. OR WHAT WE WOULD CALL REPENTANCE, SECRECY AND COVER UP BRINGS STAGNATION AND DISTRUST. WE HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR FROM TRUTH, TRANSPARENCY, AND EQUAL PROTECTION OF THE RULES AND LAW THAT WILL TRULY MOVE US FORWARD.

THE DIFFERENCE WITH THIS GENTLEMAN HERE IS THAT YOU ARE OVER YOUR CAMERA BROADCASTING HIS SPEECH, WHICH GIVES HIM MORE THAN A MINUTE AND A HALF TO SPEAK.

YOUR TIME IS UP. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED.

NEXT IS DOUGLAS MCLEAN.

DOUGLAS MCLEAN, YOU'RE SPEAKING ON ITEMS K ONE, TWO AND THREE, L TWO AND N ONE.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

YES, I DO. THANK YOU.

AS YOU HEARD EARLIER FROM MY SON, HE IS DEAF, BLIND AND HAS A NEED OF AN INTERVENOR.

AND SO THE ONE WHO CAME HERE TONIGHT, THAT WAS GREAT THAT SHE WAS HERE AS PART OF THE DISTRICT, BUT HE NEEDS ONE FULL TIME IN THE CLASS.

HE'S NOT HAD ONE SINCE MONDAY OF THIS WEEK.

AND SO WE DO NEED ONE HIRED.

AN INTERVENOR IS SPECIFIC TO HIS COMMUNICATION NEEDS ON A DAY TO DAY BASIS.

HE DOESN'T EXPRESS A WHOLE LOT, BUT HE IS ABLE TO TAKE IN INFORMATION A LOT MORE LIKE A LOT OF AUTISTIC CHILDREN ARE.

SO WE DO NEED TO RETAIN THOSE.

WE NEED TO PAY THOSE SPECIAL EDUCATION ASSISTANTS AND TEACHERS, TEACHERS OF THE DEAF BLIND. HE HAS A LEARNING BUBBLE, SO HE LEARNS WITHIN A FOOT OR TWO.

SO A TEACHER ACROSS THE ROOM OR OTHER ACTIVITIES IN THE ROOM, HE'S NOT ABLE TO ACCESS THAT. SO IF SOMETHING HAPPENS BEHIND HIM, HE CAN'T HEAR IT, HE CAN'T SEE IT.

SO THE INTERVENOR BRINGS THAT TOGETHER.

THE MOST FAMOUS DEAF BLIND PERSON WAS, OF COURSE, HELEN KELLER.

I DO WANT YOU TO CONSIDER.

AS A FOR THE HR PEOPLE HERE.

OH, PEARS. WE'VE HAD AN AU PAIR IN OUR HOUSE FOR THE PAST SEVEN YEARS.

THERE'S ONE HERE IN TOWN WHO WORKED WITH HIM FOR TWO YEARS IN OUR HOUSE.

BUT SHE'S HERE NOW ON A EDUCATIONAL VISA.

SHE'S FROM A FOREIGN COUNTRY.

THE DISTRICT MAY WANT TO SPONSOR SOME OF THESE FINE AU PAIRS WHO COME HERE AND WANT TO STAY FURTHER, SPONSOR THEM.

THEY HAVE SPECIAL SKILLS, SPECIAL, ESPECIALLY IF THEY'VE WORKED IN A SPECIAL NEEDS HOUSEHOLD. AND I'VE TALKED TO HER.

SHE WOULD LOVE TO BE AN INTERVENER FOR DANIEL IN HIS CLASSROOM IN THE FUTURE.

SO YOUR TIME. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. YOUR TIME IS EXPIRED.

THANK YOU. NEXT IS TORI BEARD.

I'M SORRY. DO I NEED TO TAKE A RECESS WHILE WE FIGURE OUT THIS? OH, NO. OKAY.

WE'RE ON A FIVE MINUTE RECESS.

I DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO DO THAT AGAIN.

PLEASE. CAN WE PLEASE RESPECT EVERYBODY IN THE ROOM? AND I DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO BE ISSUING ANY MORE WARNINGS.

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WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON.

NEXT IS TORI BEARD SPEAKING ON ITEM K TWO.

AND YOU DO NOT LIVE IN THE DISTRICT? I'M ACTUALLY SPEAKING ON K.

K. MY NAME IS TORI BEARD AND I'M A DEAF EDUCATION EA AT LIVE OAK ELEMENTARY.

I HAVE MY BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN COMMUNICATIONS AND WILL COMPLETE COURSEWORK FOR MY MASTER'S IN DEAF ED BY THE END OF THE SUMMER.

I'VE TAKEN OPTIONAL TRAINING TO BETTER SERVE MY STUDENTS, AND I'VE EVEN TAUGHT THE EARLY LITERACY CURRICULUM IN MY CLASSROOM BECAUSE OUR NEWLY HIRED TEACHER DID NOT HAVE THE TRAINING. I'M TAKING MY TEACHING CERTIFICATION EXAM SO I CAN BE A CLASSROOM TEACHER NEXT YEAR. WE ALL KNOW THAT INCREASED VALUE SHOULD INCREASE EQUAL INCREASED PAY.

UNFORTUNATELY, THAT'S NOT THE CASE HERE.

IN THE LAST TWO YEARS, MY PAY HAS GONE UP 4%, WHILE THE AVERAGE PRICE OF A SINGLE BEDROOM APARTMENT OUTSIDE OF AUSTIN HAS GONE UP 26%.

AS OF THIS JANUARY, THE AVERAGE COST OF AN 875 SQUARE FOOT APARTMENT IS $1,560.

TODAY, THE DISTRICT PAID ME $1,530 FOR THE WHOLE MONTH.

YOU DO THE MATH.

THE STARTING PAY OF AN IN-STORE SHOPPER AT H-E-B IS $15 AN HOUR, WHEREAS MY CURRENT PAY RATE IS 15.67 AN HOUR.

INCREASED VALUE EQUALS INCREASED PAY, RIGHT? SO IT'S HARD TO BELIEVE THAT MY VALUE AS AN EDUCATOR IS ONLY WORTH $0.67 MORE THAN AN HEB SHOPPER. WHY ARE THE INDIVIDUALS QUALIFIED TO TEACH YOUR CHILDREN WORTH SO LITTLE TO YOU? I'M EXACTLY THE TYPE OF EMPLOYEE YOU WANT IN YOUR DISTRICT AND I'M GOING TO BE AN INCREDIBLE TEACHER LIKE OTHER EAS.

I WILL CONTINUE TO BETTER MYSELF AND GROW IN MY CAREER.

BUT YOU ARE GOING TO LOSE US.

WE WILL REMEMBER HOW THE DISTRICT TREATED US AND FIND SOMEWHERE THAT UNDERSTANDS THE VALUE OF THE PEOPLE TEACHING THEIR CHILDREN.

WE'RE ALL REACHING A BREAKING POINT.

WE ARE STRETCHED THIN DUE TO STAFFING SHORTAGES.

AND QUITE HONESTLY, YOU NEED US MORE THAN WE NEED YOU.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS HEIDI SKELLON SPEAKING ON OFF THE AGENDA.

MAYBE THERE'S NOT AN ITEM NUMBER LISTED AND YOU DO NOT LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

THANK YOU. HI.

MY NAME IS HEIDI SKELLON.

I AM AN EA THREE AT CEDAR RICH HIGH SCHOOL AND I'VE BEEN WITH THE DISTRICT FOR NINE YEARS. AND WE WORK WITH THE MOST VULNERABLE, HIGH NEEDS, HANDS ON STUDENTS.

AND WHEN YOU SAY THAT $15.03 IS ENOUGH TO PAY THE PEOPLE WHO WORK WITH THESE STUDENTS, IT DEVALUES WHAT WE DO, ESPECIALLY WHEN PLACES LIKE RETAIL AND FAST FOOD ARE OFFERING $18 FOR ENTRY LEVEL POSITIONS.

WE WANT TO SEE HOW MUCH YOU VALUE US AND THAT YOU CARE ABOUT THE PEOPLE THAT ARE TAKING CARE OF THESE VULNERABLE STUDENTS.

WE HAVE AN UNFILLED EA POSITION AT CEDAR RIDGE, AND IT'S BEEN THERE ALL YEAR.

NO ONE HAS APPLIED.

AND NEXT YEAR WE ARE EXPANDING BY MORE THAN TEN STUDENTS.

SO WE WILL NEED EVEN MORE PAIRS.

IF WE CAN'T FILL THESE POSITIONS, WE WILL BE OUT OF COMPLIANCE WHERE THE STUDENT MINUTES ARE CONCERNED. SETTING THE DISTRICT UP FOR MORE LAWSUITS.

WOULDN'T THE MONEY BE BETTER SPENT ON QUALITY PARAS? I HAD TO SECURE A SECOND JOB AND I DONATE PLASMA TWICE A WEEK.

LAST MONTH I MADE MORE DOING THAT THAN I DO AS AN EDUCATOR, SO IT FEELS LIKE EDUCATION IS VALUED LESS THAN RETAIL OR FLIPPING A BURGER.

JUST TO PUT IT IN PERSPECTIVE FOR YOU, IF YOU GUYS ARE THINKING ABOUT RAISES THIS YEAR, A 1% RAISE FOR ME MEANS $0.16 AN HOUR.

IT MEANS $6.08 A WEEK BEFORE YOU TAKE OUT TAXES OR THE EXTRA FOUR TO PAY US DURING THE BREAKS. WHAT MAKES ME FEEL MORE UNDERAPPRECIATED IS THAT AFTER MY NINE YEARS OF SERVICE, I GET ONLY $1.71 MORE PER HOUR THAN A NEW.

HI, HEIDI. YOUR TIME IS RIGHT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. [APPLAUSE] NEXT IS ERICA COOPER SPEAKING OFF OF THE AGENDA.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO ME TODAY.

I AM A LIKE HEIDI, A TEACHER IN A LOW INCIDENCE DISABILITY CLASSROOM, CHILDREN WITH AUTISM AND DOWN'S SYNDROME AND EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCES AND INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES.

THEY ARE SOME OF OUR MOST VULNERABLE CHILDREN.

AND I'M HERE TO TALK TODAY ABOUT SOMETHING THAT'S MORE IMPORTANT THAN MONEY FOR TEACHERS AND EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE.

THAT'S SAFETY AND THE SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS, OUR MOST VULNERABLE STUDENTS, AS WELL AS OUR TEACHERS AND OUR PARAPROFESSIONALS.

IN MY CLASSROOM.

THERE ARE THREE OF US.

I'M THE TEACHER AND I HAVE TWO ASSISTANTS.

WE WORK TOGETHER EVERY DAY.

WE ARE ATTACKED ON AN ALMOST DAILY BASIS WHILE WE ARE BEING ATTACKED AND DOING EVERYTHING WE CAN TO KEEP OURSELVES FROM GETTING, KICKED, BIT, SCRATCHED, PUNCHED.

THE OTHER STUDENTS IN MY CLASS ARE WATCHING AND SCREAMING AND ONE OF MY MOST VULNERABLE STUDENTS BROUGHT ME MY RADIO THE OTHER DAY BECAUSE I WAS BEING ATTACKED SO BADLY THAT SHE KNEW I NEEDED TO CALL FOR HELP.

THE DISTRICT HAS TO FIND A WAY TO BALANCE EVERY STUDENT'S NEED FOR FREE AND APPROPRIATE PUBLIC EDUCATION WITH THE SAFETY OF THE STUDENTS AND ALL OF THE PEOPLE IN THE SCHOOL AND

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THE CLASSROOM. I RESIGNED TODAY BECAUSE I CAN'T KEEP ASKING MYSELF, IS TODAY THE DAY THAT I'M GOING TO GET HURT SO BADLY THAT I CAN'T COME BACK TO SCHOOL? THANK YOU, MS.. COOPER.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS LINDY DOWER SPEAKING ON ITEM K THREE.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

PLEASE BEAR WITH ME.

I HAVE A VOCAL CORD CONDITION, SO I'M ACTUALLY READING A STATEMENT WRITTEN BY MY DAUGHTER, JENNA DOWER, A ROUND ROCK ISD TEACHER WITH TEN YEARS OF EXPERIENCE AS AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EDUCATOR.

TORI WHO SPOKE IS HER HER PARA.

SO JENNA SAYS I AM THE LEAD TEACHER IN AN EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIAL EDUCATION CLASSROOM.

I WORK WITH TWO PAIR OF PROFESSIONAL TEACHERS, THE PARAS.

THERE IS NO WAY I WOULD BE ABLE TO DO MY JOB WITHOUT THE TWO OF THEM.

ONE OF THEM HAS A DECADE OF EXPERIENCE AND CONSISTENTLY OFFERS HELPFUL SUGGESTIONS.

THE OTHER ONE IS IN GRAD SCHOOL AND HAS GONE THROUGH EVEN MORE SPECIAL EDUCATION TRAINING THAN I HAVE. I'M HORRIFIED BY THE SMALL AMOUNT THAT THEY ARE PAID.

THEY BOTH PURCHASE ITEMS FOR THEIR STUDENTS WITH THEIR OWN MONEY.

WHEN I WAS ABSENT DUE TO ILLNESS, THE SCHOOL WAS NOT ABLE TO GET A SUBSTITUTE AND MY PARAS HAD TO COVER FOR ME WITHOUT ADDITIONAL PAY.

THE LOW PAY COMPARED TO THE COST OF LIVING COMBINED WITH THE DIFFICULTY OF THIS JOB MEANS WE MIGHT LOSE THEM.

WE NEED TO PAY OUR PARAS A LIVING WAGE THAT REFLECTS HOW VITAL THEY ARE.

I'M CONCERNED THAT ROUND ROCK ISD WILL NOT BE ABLE TO REPLACE THE PARA TORY WHO GRADUATES NEXT YEAR WITH SOMEONE AS QUALIFIED.

THE STUDENTS WILL SUFFER FOR THAT.

NEXT IS NICOLE NUNNALLY.

NICOLE NUNNALLY, YOU DO NOT LIVE IN THE DISTRICT AND YOU'RE SPEAKING OFF AGENDA.

THANK YOU FOR HEARING FROM ME AGAIN.

I'M SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF THE EEAS ONCE AGAIN.

I KNOW THAT YOU GUYS HAVE CONSIDERED MY WORDS FROM THE LAST MEETING, AND I JUST WANTED TO PIGGYBACK ON SOME OF THE OTHER LADIES WHO SPOKE.

WE BILL EACH MONTH FOR OUR SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS THROUGH ECS LOGS.

SO I KNOW THAT THERE ISN'T A LOT OF AMOUNT FOR EACH EACH STUDENT WHO IS ENROLLED, BUT THERE'S AN ADDITIONAL AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT IS BEING BILLED FOR OUR STUDENTS.

SO I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHERE THAT MONEY IS GOING TO.

I KNOW YOU GUYS ARE TRYING TO FIND MONEY TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.

I THINK THAT IT WOULD BE PERTINENT TO HAVE SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS INVOLVED IN ALLOCATIONS OF SPED FUNDS.

I DON'T KNOW WHERE THIS MONEY IS GOING TO, BUT IT'S DEFINITELY NOT GOING TO THE PEOPLE WHO ARE VITAL TO LID.

SO I THINK THAT IT'S IMPERATIVE THAT WE LOOK INTO THAT.

WE HAD A STUDENT WHO HAD A BEAUTIFUL SUCCESS STORY.

OUR PARAS AND OUR TEACHERS, OUR LADY TEACHERS AND OUR LYDIA'S HAVE PREPARED THIS STUDENT TO GO OUT INTO THE WORKFORCE AND HE IS MAKING $18 AN HOUR AS A GRADUATE.

THAT IS AT LEAST $3 MORE THAN WHAT WE ARE PAYING OUR EDUCATORS WHO ARE PREPARING THESE STUDENTS TO BE INDIVIDUALS OF THE COMMUNITY.

SO I THINK THESE THINGS NEED TO BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN WE'RE LOOKING AT WE DON'T HAVE THIS MONEY, WE DON'T HAVE THAT MONEY.

IF YOU GUYS DON'T FIND IT, WE'RE GOING TO LOSE THESE PEOPLE AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO OUR JOB. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS AMY DUFFIN.

AMY DUFFIN SPEAKING ON ITEM K THREE.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

I'M THE MOTHER OF TWO SPECIAL ED STUDENTS, AND I AM HERE TO ASK THAT FUNDS THAT ARE ALREADY BROUGHT INTO OUR DISTRICT FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION BE USED TO RAISE THE HOURLY RATE OF OUR EA'S FROM THE CURRENT RATES, THEY ARE NOW TO A MINIMUM OF $18 AN HOUR TO BEGIN WITH AND 20 FOR THOSE EA'S WHO HAVE MORE EXPERIENCE.

MY DAUGHTER HAS AUTISM AND RECEIVES SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES THROUGH THE FAC PROGRAM AT CEDAR RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL.

SHE HAS IEP GOALS AND ACCOMMODATIONS THAT REQUIRE AN EA TO SUPPORT HER TEACHERS IN CARRYING OUT ACTIVITIES SUCH AS REDIRECTING BEHAVIOR, ASSISTING HER WITH ACTIVITIES, AND ACCOMPANYING HER TO ELECTIVES SUCH AS DANCE AND CHOIR.

THE CEDAR RIDGE PROGRAM HAS BEEN LACKING AT LEAST ONE EA ALL YEAR AND HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO FIND ANYONE QUALIFIED FOR THE POSITION.

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I RECENTLY FOUND OUT THAT SEVERAL OF OUR EA'S DO NOT PLAN TO RETURN IN THE FALL BECAUSE THEY CAN'T AFFORD TO PAY THEIR BILLS WITH THE WAGES THAT WE'RE PAYING THEM.

ALL OF THESE EA'S HAVE ADDITIONAL PART TIME JOBS THAT ARE PAYING THEM MORE THAN ROUND ROCK ISD PAYS THEM FOR THE AMAZING WORK THAT THEY DO WITH MY DAUGHTER AND ALL THE OTHER STUDENTS. PLEASE CONSIDER THE REPERCUSSIONS OF FAILING TO ATTRACT AND RETAIN QUALITY PAS FOR OUR SPECIAL ED PROGRAMS IN THE FALL.

IT MAY MEAN THAT THEY JUST CAN'T GO TO SPECIALS, BUT GOING FORWARD THEY'RE GOING TO LOSE THE ABILITY TO ACCESS PROGRAMS AND THEY'RE GOING TO END UP IN OUR COMMUNITIES.

AND IT'S GOING TO COST US A LOT MORE MONEY AT THAT POINT TO SUPPORT THEM RATHER THAN TO TEACH THEM TO GO OUT.

SO I'M ASKING YOU NOW, ACT QUICKLY.

RAISE THEM SO WE DON'T SO WE DON'T LOSE THESE AMAZING EAS.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS BRITNEY TRINITY.

BRITNEY TRINITY SPEAKING ON ITEM K THREE.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

GOOD EVENING. I LOVE MY JOB.

EVEN WHEN I'M HAVING A HARD TIME.

AND I'M SURE WE'VE ALL SAID THAT BEFORE.

BUT DOES LOVING THE JOB MEAN THAT THE OTHER DUTIES AS ASSIGNED ARE PART OF THE JOB DESCRIPTION EVERY SINGLE DAY? WILL LOVING THE JOB PUT FOOD ON THE TABLE OR HELP PAY RENT? WILL SUCH WORK PERKS AS 10% OF A DOWN ON A HOUSE COMPENSATE FOR NOT GETTING A MERIT AND OR COST OF LIVING RAISE FOR YEARS? WILL THE WORK PERK OF A GYM MEMBERSHIP BE USEFUL WHEN I'M HAVING A PANIC ATTACK BECAUSE I HAVE PRESSING LEGAL DEADLINES AND NOW HAVE TO JUMP IN AND SUPPORT OTHER STUFF.

NO, SIMPLY NO.

RAISE THE MONETARY RATE OF PAY THAT TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF EARN AND THERE IS NO OTHER ACCEPTABLE FORM OF COMPENSATION.

THE STAFF HAS BEEN CUT IN HALF FROM WHO WAS WORKING HERE LAST YEAR AND THEN IT WAS CUT IN HALF AGAIN FROM THE YEAR BEFORE THAT.

SO OUR STAFF BEING MAINTAINED HERE.

WE ONLY HAVE LIKE A QUARTER OF WHAT WAS HERE TWO YEARS AGO.

I KNOW THAT MANY OF THE TRUSTEES VALUE THE EMPLOYEES AND FIGHT FOR SAFETY MEASURES AND AT LEAST RECOGNITION OF OUR EFFORTS DURING COVID.

BUT OTHERS HAVE CHOSEN TO DISREGARD OUR WORTH AS PEOPLE AND OUR HEALTH AND MAKE IT DIFFICULT TO COME TO WORK AND DO OUR JOBS AND BE HAPPY ABOUT IT BECAUSE OUR FAMILIES MAY BE HARASSED OR WE MAY HAVE TO FACE COVID AND SURVIVE THAT AFTERWARDS WITH LONG TERM EFFECTS WE DON'T KNOW ABOUT.

PLEASE PAY OUR STAFF MORE.

THERE IS NO OTHER COMPENSATION MONEY.

THAT'S IT. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS REBECCA MCCAULEY SPEAKING ON K THREE.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

HI. MY NAME IS BECKY MACAULAY.

I'M AN ALUMNI AND PARENT.

IN 2014, I WAS HIRED AS A SEVENTH GRADE SCIENCE TEACHER AT RIDGEVIEW MIDDLE SCHOOL.

IN AUGUST OF 2015, MY FINANCIAL SITUATION TOOK A TURN FOR THE WORSE.

THE SAME WEEK THAT I WAS AWARDED A LOCKHEED MARTIN NEW SCIENCE TEACHER FELLOWSHIP, I BORROWED MONEY FROM MY FAMILY TO MAKE IT TO APRIL AND FINISH THE FELLOWSHIP, BUT I HAD TO LEAVE THE CLASSROOM THAT I LOVE TO PAY MY BILLS.

AROUND THAT TIME, THE DISTRICT CREATED FIVE HIGH PAYING AREA SUPERINTENDENT POSITIONS, WHICH ADDED INSULT TO INJURY.

I WAS IN THE TRENCHES OF EDUCATION, MAKING A DIRECT IMPACT ON STUDENT LEARNING, STRUGGLING TO MAKE ENDS MEET WHILE CENTRAL OFFICE WAS INCREASING THEIR NUMBERS AND SALARIES AND PERKS ACCORDING TO A [INAUDIBLE] REQUEST FOR ALL DISTRICT STAFF SALARIES.

OVER THE LAST TEN YEARS, THIS DISTURBING TREND HAS CONTINUED.

YOU DON'T THINK WE NOTICE? WE NOTICE.

HERE'S ONE EXAMPLE OF MANY COMMUNICATIONS PROFESSIONAL, JENNY CAPUTO MADE $136,000 IN 2019 AND 2022, SHE'S NOW MAKING $167,000.

THAT'S A 22% INCREASE IN TWO YEARS, $31,000.

I MADE $45,000 AS A TEACHER, IF YOU ARE SERIOUS ABOUT IMPROVING MORALE AND RETENTION, INCREASE SALARIES ONLY FOR THOSE WORKING DIRECTLY WITH STUDENTS AND GET THIS OVERPAID ADMINISTRATIVE CLASS UNDER CONTROL.

[APPLAUSE] THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS PAIGE CRAIN SPEAKING ON ITEM K THREE.

AND YOU DO NOT LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

GREAT JOB TONIGHT.

[INAUDIBLE] AS A PARENT, I CAN SHARE THE EXPERIENCES OF MY CHILD AND THAT OF THEIR FRIENDS. BUT TONIGHT, I AM HERE TO SPEAK TO YOU AS AN EDUCATOR WITH TEN YEARS OF EXPERIENCE CARING FOR OVER 1500 STUDENTS.

I CAN SHARE WITH YOU SOME OF THE EXPERIENCES THAT HAVE LED ME TO BE THE ADVOCATE THAT I

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AM FOR NECESSARY AND MEANINGFUL EQUITY IN OUR DISTRICT.

AS AN EDUCATOR, I CAN SHARE THAT I HAVE SAT WITH MY QUEER STUDENTS DURING SELF HARM EMERGENCIES, ATTENDED THE FUNERAL OF A STUDENT WHO LOST THEIR LIFE TO SUICIDE AFTER COMING OUT FOUR DAYS EARLIER.

I CAN SHARE THAT MY BLACK STUDENTS FACE DAILY RACISM FROM BLATANT ACTS OF AGGRESSION LIKE BEING CALLED THE N-WORD TO MICROAGGRESSIONS, LIKE HAVING THEIR HAIR TOUCHED WITHOUT PERMISSION BY CLASSMATES AND EDUCATORS ALIKE.

WHEN TITLE NINE AND TITLE SIX VIOLATIONS OCCUR, WHO CAN THE STAFF TURN TO? WHO IS AN ALLY IN OUR CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION? OH, MY PHONE JUST DIED.

WE'VE TRIED AND WE ARE OFTEN MET WITHOUT A RESPONSE.

AND SO WE OFTEN TURN TO ORGANIZATIONS LIKE THE ADL, THE NAACP, THE ACLU.

AND AT THIS POINT IN MY CAREER, I'M WONDERING IF I COULD DO A BETTER JOB IN THOSE ORGANIZATIONS FIGHTING FOR MY STUDENTS THAN I CAN HERE IN ROUND ROCK, BECAUSE IT SEEMS LIKE THERE IS A LACK OF CONCERN FOR EQUITY IN OUR DISTRICT.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS SARAH [INAUDIBLE] SPEAKING ON ITEM K-3.

AND YOU DO NOT LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

OKAY. GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS SARAH [INAUDIBLE] AND I AM A TEACHER IN ROUND ROCK.

THE PROPOSED SHORT AND LONG TERM PLAN FOR EMPLOYEE RETENTION AND COMPENSATION IN THE FACE OF NATIONAL TEACHER SHORTAGES IS NOT ONLY INSUFFICIENT, BUT INSULTING.

WELLNESS OPPORTUNITIES, WELLNESS CHAMPIONS, STRESS MANAGEMENT TRAINING ARE ALL BENEFITS.

THEY ARE NOT COMPENSATION.

TELLING YOUR OVERWORKED AND UNDERPAID EMPLOYEES TO PRACTICE SELF-CARE ON THEIR OWN TIME, OF COURSE, SHOWS JUST HOW OUT OF TOUCH HR AND CENTRAL ADMINISTRATORS ARE WITH THE REALITY OF THE SITUATIONS IN OUR SCHOOLS.

ROUND ROCK EMPLOYEES ARE UNABLE TO PROVIDE THE LEVEL OF SUPPORT THAT OUR STUDENTS NEED AND DESERVE, AND IT IS CLEAR FROM THE RETENTION PLAN THAT ROUND ROCK ISD LEADERSHIP IS NOT INTERESTED IN TAKING THE STEPS NECESSARY TO ENSURE THAT WE AS STAFF ARE ABLE TO MEET THE NEEDS OF OUR STUDENTS.

I BECAME A TEACHER TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE, TO MAKE A POSITIVE IMPACT IN THE LIVES OF YOUNG PEOPLE, AND ESPECIALLY TO BE AN ALLY AND TO SUPPORT MY MARGINALIZED STUDENTS.

I AM NO LONGER CONFIDENT THAT ROUND ROCK ISD SHARES THOSE GOALS.

I AM NO LONGER WILLING TO SACRIFICE MY MENTAL HEALTH AND MY MORALS FOR A DISTRICT THAT IS MORE INTERESTED IN THEIR OUTWARD APPEARANCE OF SUPPORT THAN MAKING ANY ACTUAL CHANGE.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS MYLES PHILLIPS SPEAKING ON ITEM K3.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

HE'S NOT HERE. OKAY.

NEXT IS MADELINE WILLIAMS SPEAKING OFF THE AGENDA.

AND YOU DO NOT. OH, SPEAKING ON K-3.

I APOLOGIZE. AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING.

I AM A ROUND ROCK ISD PARENT.

WELL, THEY'VE GRADUATED.

A TEACHER, A TAXPAYER AND A VOTER.

I TEACH.

THE STUDENTS I TEACH ARE SERVED BY ME.

THREE EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS EA'S PARENT EDUCATORS AND A CLASSROOM NURSE.

MY CLASSROOM COULD NOT.

I'M A LITTLE NERVOUS.

MY CLASSROOM COULD NOT FUNCTION WITHOUT THE EA'S WHO PROVIDE IN ADDITION TO EDUCATIONAL SUPPORT. AS YOU CAN SEE FROM SOME OF THE VISUALS HERE, A VAST ARRAY OF SERVICES, INCLUDING PERSONAL CARE, BEHAVIORAL, VOCATIONAL MOBILITY AND COMMUNICATION SUPPORT.

IT IS TIME THESE EDUCATORS, THE HARDEST WORKING STAFF IN THE DISTRICT, ARE PAID A LIVING WAGE. THEY IF THEY ARE NOT ADEQUATELY COMPENSATED, THE DISTRICT WILL FACE INCREASED STAFF SHORTAGES AND WILL BE UNABLE TO PROVIDE A FAIR AND APPROPRIATE EDUCATION.

THE STUDENTS WITH FOUR STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.

SO ALONG WITH IT SEEMS MOST OF THE PEOPLE HERE.

I'M ASKING THAT YOU RAISE THE COMPENSATION FOR THESE CRITICAL AND REALLY VALIANT, VALUABLE EMPLOYEES.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

NEXT IS CINDY HERNANDEZ SPEAKING, SAYS ITEM O WHICH IS PUBLIC COMMENT.

SO IT'S OKAY IT'S A BOARD REGULAR BOARD MEETING.

YOU DON'T HAVE TO HAVE AN AGENDA ITEM ON HERE.

YOU DO NOT LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

OKAY. I HAVE BEEN AN EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT FOR THE LAST 15 YEARS AND I LOVE MY JOB AND I

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CAN'T SEE MYSELF DOING ANYTHING ELSE.

I'M HERE TO SUPPORT ALL OF THE OTHER EDUCATORS IN THIS ROOM AND ACROSS THE DISTRICT, BEGGING FOR INCREASES OF ALL THE SALARIES OF ALL THE LID PAIRS AND EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS. WHEN I BEGAN AS AN EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT, I WAS NOT THE MAIN WAGE EARNER.

AFTER THREE YEARS IN THE DISTRICT, MY HUSBAND TRAGICALLY DIED AND I BECAME THE MAIN WAGE EARNER WITH THREE STUDENTS IN ROUND ROCK ISD.

OVER THE NEXT TEN YEARS, DUE TO THE LACK OF A LIVING WAGE, I HAD TO SELL MY HOUSE.

I HAD TO, I WAS ABLE TO RENT AN APARTMENT FOR ABOUT A YEAR, BUT SOON REALIZED I COULDN'T EVEN AFFORD THAT.

I THEN IN WAS RESORTED TO RENTING BEDROOMS FROM FAMILY AND FRIENDS.

IN THE END, I WAS ABOUT TO LEAVE TEXAS BECAUSE MY INABILITY TO SUPPORT MYSELF WITH MY PAY WITH THE DISTRICT. FORTUNATELY, I MET MY HUSBAND AND I WAS ABLE TO CONTINUE THE JOB I LOVE. SOME ARE NOT AS A FORTUNE AS MYSELF AND THEY ARE BEING FORCED TO LEAVE THEIR JOBS THEY LOVE FOR BETTER PAY.

PLEASE, PLEASE SUPPORT US AND GIVE US A LIVING WAGE.

THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS MARSHA STRICKLER-WATSON SPEAKING ON AGENDA ITEMS THAT ARE PUBLIC COMMENT.

BUT YOU DO LIVE IN ROUND ROCK ISD? I DO RAISE TWO SONS THAT WENT THROUGH THIS SCHOOL DISTRICT.

GREAT. THANK YOU. I'M ALSO WITH [INAUDIBLE].

WE THE PEOPLE REINSTATE, SEPARATE, TERMINATE.

WE THE PEOPLE CALL FOR [INAUDIBLE] TO BE TERMINATED, NOT SEPARATED, REVOKE HIS LICENSE SO HE CANNOT DO THIS TO THIS ANY SCHOOL IN TEXAS AGAIN.

TODAY TEXAS.

TODAY'S AGENDA INCLUDES THE CENTER OF TRUSTEE WESTON.

BUT IT IS THE ACTION BEING TAKEN AGAINST HER WARRANTED GIVEN COMMENTS AND ACTIONS THAT OTHER TRUSTEES HAVE MADE THAT VIOLATE YOUR CODE OF ETHICS.

FOR EXAMPLE, ON MAY 14, 2021, DURING THE TEXAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PUBLIC EDUCATION COMMITTEE HEARING, TRUSTEE VESSA ADVOCATED AGAINST BILL 347.

I WAS THERE THAT DAY TO INCREASE THE TRANSPARENCY OF [INAUDIBLE] MEETINGS AND PROCEEDINGS, MAKING THEM SUBJECT TO THE TEXAS OPEN MEETINGS ACT AND THE PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT.

SHE STATED THAT INCREASING THE TRANSPARENCY WOULD MAKE PEOPLE NOT WANT TO SERVE ON THE [INAUDIBLE] BECAUSE THEY WOULD HAVE TWO MAIN RECORDS AND BE CONCERNED ABOUT SCRUTINY REGARDING THEIR DECISIONS AND DISCUSSIONS.

THE BIGGER ISSUE HERE IS THAT DURING HER COMMENT, SHE TWICE ASSERTED HER TITLE AS THE VICE PRESIDENT OF ROUND ROCK ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

HOWEVER, THIS BILL HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH ANY OF THE BOARD APPROVED LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES. SHE HAD NO AUTHORITY TO PRESENT HERSELF AS A TRUSTEE OR OFFICER OF THE BOARD IN THIS LEGISLATIVE ADVOCACY.

THIS WAS AN ABUSE OF POWER, AND I DO NOT RECALL HER BEING CENSORED FOR THIS.

ARE WE ONLY CENSURING THOSE IN THE MINORITY OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES? YOUR TIME IS UP. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS ROB [INAUDIBLE] SPEAKING OFF THE AGENDA AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

YEAH. SO I THINK WE'VE COME TO A POINT WHERE WE'VE WASTED ENOUGH TIME, TAXPAYER MONEY, WITH THE LAWYER FEES.

AZIZ NEEDS TO BE FIRED.

THE PEOPLE THAT PUSHED HIM THROUGH THE PROCESS WERE ALERTED TO THE FACT THAT HE HAD SOME THINGS THAT WERE GOING ON, THAT IF A TEACHER WAS APPLYING FOR THE JOB AND YOU FOUND OUT THE SAME THING, THERE'S NO WAY THEY'D MAKE IT THROUGH THE HIRING PROCESS.

BUT YET HE WAS STILL PUSHED THROUGH.

SO I PUT THAT AT THE FEET OF THE PEOPLE THAT PUSHED HIM THROUGH, AND I THINK YOU ALL KNOW WHO THAT IS. THE OTHER THING IS, I FEEL FOR THESE TEACHERS, I'VE ALWAYS THOUGHT IT WAS APPALLING THE FACT THAT YOU CAN GET A FOUR YEAR DEGREE AND EARN 50,000 BUCKS IF YOU'RE LUCKY. AND THAT IS SOMETHING THAT HAS TO CHANGE IN THIS COUNTRY.

I MEAN, EVERYBODY NEEDS TO GET BEHIND THAT.

THEY SHOULD BE MAKING WHAT THE POLITICIANS ARE MAKING AND THE POLITICIANS SHOULD BE MAKING WHAT THE TEACHERS ARE MAKING.

THAT, I THINK WOULD MAKE THINGS A LOT BETTER, BECAUSE IF THE KIDS AREN'T LEARNING, IF THEY DON'T HAVE THE ABILITY TO PASS SIMPLE TESTS AND BE ABLE TO REASON AND FIGURE OUT PROBLEMS AND DEAL WITH STRESS, WHICH IS ALL THINGS THEY LEARN FROM BOTH THEIR PARENTS AND THEIR EDUCATORS.

OUR NEXT GENERATION IS JUST GOING TO BE LOST AND WITH IT, THIS COUNTRY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

WE ARE GOING TO MOVE TO OUR VIRTUAL SPEAKERS NOW.

FIRST UP IS ROBYN [INAUDIBLE] SPEAKING ON ITEMS G1 THROUGH 3, I-1 THROUGH 3, K-3, L-2 AND

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L-4. GIVE US JUST A MINUTE TO TRANSFER OVER TO OUR VIRTUAL AND PULL UP THAT TECHNICAL EQUIPMENT. CAN YOU HEAR ME OKAY? YES. YES, WE CAN.

GO AHEAD. GREAT.

I JUST WANTED TO SAY I SUPPORT THE TEACHER PIPELINE PROGRAM AND GIVING TEACHERS AND AIDES IMMEDIATE PAY RAISES URGENTLY.

AND I SUPPORT THE SCHOOL LIBRARY MONTH RESOLUTION AS WRITTEN.

I'M READING THIS NEXT STATEMENT ON BEHALF OF JEANINE MCNULTY, A PARENT OF TWO KIDS IN THE DISTRICT.

ESTEEMED TRUSTEES, BARRING EVIDENCE OF ACTION SUFFICIENT TO CONSTITUTE A CRIMINAL OFFENSE OR ETHICAL VIOLATIONS IN HIS SERVICE TO THE DISTRICT.

I SUPPORT REINSTATING DR.

[INAUDIBLE] SO WE CAN MOVE FORWARD AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE WITH THE IMPORTANT WORK OF PROVIDING HIGH QUALITY, EQUITABLE EDUCATION FOR ALL STUDENTS.

IF HE IS NOT REINSTATED, I FEAR OUR SEARCH FOR ANY NEW SUPERINTENDENT WILL BE PROTRACTED, EXPENSIVE AND LIKELY JUST AS CONTENTIOUS, IF NOT MORE SO THAN DR.

[INAUDIBLE] IS HIRING.

OUR COMMUNITY WILL BECOME EVEN MORE POLARIZED AND THE BOARD WILL BE FORCED TO SPEND MORE MONTHS AND DOLLARS FOCUSING ON CULTURE, WAR, POSTURING, INSTEAD OF SERVING STUDENTS.

OUR STUDENTS DESPERATELY NEED YOU TO HELP THEM RECOVER FROM THE PANDEMIC, PREPARE THEM FOR THEIR FUTURES, AND TO ADDRESS THE ACHIEVEMENT AND DISCIPLINARY DISPARITIES THAT ARE IMPACTING THEM EVERY DAY IN OUR DISTRICT.

WHATEVER YOUR THOUGHTS ON THE MORALITY OF THIS PERSONALLY, THE SHORTEST ROUTE TO GETTING BACK TO SERVING STUDENTS IS TO REINSTATE DR.

[INAUDIBLE]. THANK YOU FOR YOUR DELIBERATIONS.

I KNOW THIS PROCESS HAS BEEN DIFFICULT FOR EACH OF YOU, AND I TRULY APPRECIATE YOUR SERVICE TO THE COMMUNITY.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I FORGOT TO MENTION MS. [INAUDIBLE] DOES LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

NEXT IS [INAUDIBLE] ELAINE LEE SPEAKING ON ITEMS I-1, L-2,3 AND 4.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT? YES. THANK YOU.

I'M HERE TO EXPRESS MY SUPPORT FOR L-2, L-3, AND L-4.

AND I'VE LISTENED TO THE TEACHER WHO SPOKE TODAY.

IT'S TRULY HEARTBREAKING TO HEAR THEIR STRUGGLES.

I CALL ON YOU TO DO ALL YOU CAN TO RAISE THEIR SALARY.

I ALSO WANT TO REPEAT MY SUPPORT FOR DR.

[INAUDIBLE]. IF THE REPORT DID NOT FIND HIM VIOLATING ANY LAWS OR BREAKING, BREAKING ANY CONTRAST, LET'S REINSTATE HIM BASED ON HIS JOB PERFORMANCE.

I KNOW SOME TRUSTEE MAY JUST WANT TO GET OVER THE TRUST THIS CONTROVERSY.

HOWEVER, PEOPLE WHO CREATED ALL THIS DRAMA WOULD JUST KEEP INVENTING NEW ONES.

AND I'VE HEARD SOME TRUSTEES PREFER A CANDIDATE WITH EXPERIENCE RUNNING A BUSINESS.

I FULLY SUPPORT THAT THE DISTRICT SHOULD BE RUN IN A FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE WAY.

HOWEVER, NOW MORE THAN EVER, WE NEED A LEADER WHO HAS TAUGHT, WHO HAS TAUGHT IN THE CLASSROOM, WHO UNDERSTAND THE CHALLENGES FACED BY OUR TEACHER.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS GINA [INAUDIBLE] SPEAKING ON ITEM G-1.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

YOU ARE ALL ELECTED AS STEWARDS OF OUR CHILDREN'S EDUCATION.

YOU'RE FAILING US, AND WORSE, YOU'RE FAILING THEM.

REINSTATE DR.

[INAUDIBLE]. YOU'VE NEGLECTED YOUR DUTIES FOR THE SIDESHOW.

LONG ENOUGH TO DANIELLE WESTON.

IS YOUR RIGHTEOUS SELF-IMPORTANCE FINALLY SATISFIED? THOSE ARE WINDMILLS, NOT GIANTS [INAUDIBLE].

YOU AND YOUR SQUIRE, DR.

BONE, OWE THIS COMMUNITY AN APOLOGY FOR THE SOAP OPERA OF A CRUSADE YOU'VE CONJURED.

THIS IS A TIME FOR SERIOUS PEOPLE, AND YOUR 15 MINUTES AT THE BULLY PULPIT IS JUST ABOUT UP. I YIELD THE REMAINDER OF MY TIME.

PLEASE BE PRODUCTIVE WITH IT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NEXT IS [INAUDIBLE] SPEAKING ON ITEM I-1.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

OKAY? YES.

SORRY. LET ME PULL UP MY NOTES HERE.

HI. MY NAME IS [INAUDIBLE]. I'M SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF BEHALF OF ACT ROUND ROCK, AND I WANT TO CALL FOR INCREASED EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT PAYING AND SUPPORTING THE SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENTS AND ROUND ROCK ISD.

THIS FUNDING ALREADY EXISTS.

IT IS AVAILABLE.

ROUND ROCK ISD CURRENTLY SPENDS 55% OF STATE FUNDS GENERATED BY SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS ON SPECIAL EDUCATION EXPENDITURES.

UNDER THE CURRENT BUDGET, 45% OF FUNDS GENERATED BY SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS ARE FUNNELED TO THE DISTRICT'S MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS BUDGET FOR INITIATIVES UNRELATED TO SPECIAL EDUCATION.

I'D JUST LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT THE ROUND ROCK ISD POLICE BUDGET, THOSE FUNDS CAN BE DIVERTED FOR OTHER THINGS.

I YIELD THE REST OF MY TIME.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS JENNIFER WHITE SPEAKING ON ITEMS G-1,2, AND 3.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

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JENNIFER WHITE.

OKAY. WE'LL MOVE ON. NEXT IS JACK CHILDS SPEAKING ON ITEM G-1, 2, AND 3.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

I DO. I'LL BE BRIEF BEFORE THE BOARD TAKES ANY ACTION IN REGARDS TO THE SUPERINTENDENT TONIGHT. I'D STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT IT BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT THAT THERE IS DOCUMENTARY EVIDENCE THAT TRUSTEE WESTON IS IN NO WAY A STRANGER TO USING INACCURATE, EASILY DISPROVEN OR BLATANTLY FALSIFIED ALLEGATIONS OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN TO ADVANCE OUR OWN AGENDA. I'M REFERRING TO HER ACTIONS IN REGARDS TO AN ALLEGED ASSAULT AT THE BOARD MEETING ON 21ST OCTOBER OF LAST YEAR, WHICH WERE FILED BY A COUPLE OF HER OUTSPOKEN PROPONENTS. WE'RE ACTUALLY IN THE AUDIENCE TONIGHT.

AND THE FACT THAT THEY WERE USED TO BEGIN BASELESS, MALICIOUS AND RETALIATORY INVESTIGATIONS IN AT LEAST TWO JURISDICTIONS AGAINST MULTIPLE CRITICS OF HERS.

THOSE WHO FILED THE REPORTS KNEW THAT THE PEOPLE THEY ACCUSED WERE FACTUALLY AND PROVABLY NOWHERE NEAR THAT SITE AT THE TIME.

AND TRUSTEE WESTON APPEARS TO HAVE URGED THE PROCESS ALONG EX-CATHEDRA, LEADING TO THE CLOSED DOOR BOARD ITEMS AND HOPING THAT IT WOULD CREATE A CHILLING EFFECT ON HER CRITICS VIA RETALIATORY AND WRONGFUL PROSECUTION AND ALL THE TRAPPINGS THAT COME WITH IT.

JUST AS WE'VE SEEN WITH HER ACTIONS.

30 SECONDS. WITH WHAT HAPPENED WITH DR.

A. AND TO THOSE OF YOU IN THE AUDIENCE WHO SPOKE ABOUT CENSURES, TODAY'S NINE ZERO SUPREME COURT DECISION AGAINST WHAT THE HOUSTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE SYSTEM SHOWS THAT THOSE WHO COMMIT CENTRAL OFFENSES CAN BE CENSURED, WHETHER THEY LIKE IT OR NOT, DON'T LIKE IT.

DON'T COMMIT THE ACTS.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NEXT IS WANDA GRIFFIN SPEAKING ON AGENDA ITEMS G, I-1, K-3, L-2 AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

YES. CAN YOU HEAR ME OKAY? YES, MA'AM. YOUR TIME HAS STARTED.

GO AHEAD. OKAY. THANK YOU.

I AM A TAXPAYER AND A GUEST EDUCATOR IN ROUND ROCK HERE IN ROUND ROCK ISD.

FIRST OF ALL, I'D LIKE TO SAY, SINCE THERE WAS NO WRONGDOING FOUND IN THE INDEPENDENT INVESTIGATION, I ASK THAT WE REINSTATE DR.

A IMMEDIATELY SO THAT WE CAN RETURN OUR FOCUS TO STUDENTS NEEDS.

I ALSO SUPPORT THE PAY RAISE FOR THE TEACHERS AND ALL OF THE STAFF.

THAT INCLUDES GUESTS, EDUCATORS, TAS, CLERKS, BUS DRIVERS, LUNCHROOM WORKERS, AND ESPECIALLY SPECIAL NEEDS FOLKS.

FOR THOSE OF YOU OUT IN THE AUDIENCE THAT HAVE BEEN BICKERING, GOING BACK AND FORTH, BACK AND FORTH ABOUT DR.

A AND ABOUT THE CENTURY, THE BACK AND FORTH, BADMOUTHING EACH ONE OF THE REPRESENTATIVES OR SCHOOL BOARD REPS.

YOU ALL NEED TO CHECK AND SEE WHAT'S GOING ON AT YOUR CHILDREN'S SCHOOL.

30 SECONDS. OKAY.

I SUBBED FOR TWO OR THREE TEACHERS PER DAY, AS DO THE TEACHERS.

THEY'RE DOING DOUBLE TRIPLE DUTY EVERY DAY, SO THEY DEFINITELY NEED A RAISE.

AND YOU GUYS NEED TO THE BOARD NEEDS TO GET BACK TO DOING THE JOB THAT WE VOTED YOU IN TO DO. SO PLEASE REINSTATE DR.

A TODAY. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. NEXT IS SUSAN MULLEN SPEAKING ON ITEM J-1.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

SUSAN MULLEN.

OKAY. WE'LL MOVE ON. NEXT IS ORLANDO SALINAS SPEAKING ON ITEM K-1 AND P-5.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

GOOD EVENING, PRESIDENT FELLER.

YES, MA'AM, I DO. AND I WOULD LIKE TO ASK IF DR.

[INAUDIBLE] FAMILY LIVES IN THE DISTRICT, AS I BELIEVE HE WAS PAID $10,000 TO MOVE HIS FAMILY INTO ROUND ROCK ISD WHEN HE ACCEPTED THIS POSITION.

IF HE DID NOT MOVE HIS FAMILY, HE SHOULD BE TERMINATED FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT ON THAT CONTRACT ON THAT ALONE.

WITH REGARD TO THE CENSURE PROCESS, I'VE BEEN COMING TO BOARD MEETINGS FOR A FEW MONTHS AND I JUST WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO SAY I CAN FEEL THE TENSION THAT'S IN THE ROOM AND I'M NOT IN THE ROOM. AS THE RESULT OF THE ACTIONS OF FIVE TRUSTEES.

THIS COMMUNITY IS MORE DIVIDED THAN EVER BEFORE.

TEACHERS ARE HURTING MORE THAN EVER BEFORE, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, OUR STUDENTS ARE HURTING MORE THAN EVER BEFORE.

WHEN I SPOKE IN OCTOBER OF 2021, I REQUESTED THAT YOU STOP THE POLITICS AND TEACH OUR CHILDREN. HERE WE ARE NEARLY SIX MONTHS LATER, AND ALL I SEE FROM FIVE TRUSTEES IS A COMPLETE ABDICATION OF THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES TO THIS DISTRICT AND TO THE STUDENTS.

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SO I'M NOT ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, BUT I HAVE AN EASY RECOMMENDATION.

DON'T SPEND $2 MILLION ON LEGAL FEES COVERING FOR YOURSELF AND GIVE THAT TO THE HARDWORKING TEACHERS AND ALL OF THE EDUCATION ASSISTANTS.

YOU SO RICHLY DESERVE IT AND ARE HURTING SO BAD.

THEY NEED US NOW AND WE SUPPORT THEM.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS DANA SMITH SPEAKING ON ITEM K-3.

I HAVE A DAUGHTER AT CEDAR RIDGE, 17 YEARS OLD, AND HAS DOWN SYNDROME.

I'M SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF THE TEACHERS THAT TEACHERS AND PARAPROFESSIONALS ARE FED.

TEACHERS AND PARAPROFESSIONALS ARE IN JEOPARDY.

THESE HIGHLY SPECIALIZED FACULTY MEMBERS ARE LEAVING OUR CAMPUS AND STUDENTS IN DROVES BECAUSE PAY RATES DO NOT ARE NOT COMMENSURATE WITH THEIR DUTIES.

THESE MEN AND WOMEN NOT ONLY EDUCATE OUR STUDENTS, BUT ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEM ON A MUCH DEEPER LEVEL THAN THEIR TYPICAL PEERS.

TEACHERS IN [INAUDIBLE] REQUIRE MORE TRAINING AND IN-DEPTH KNOWLEDGE OF EACH STUDENT.

THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR IMPLEMENTING IEPS CUSTOMIZED FOR EACH INDIVIDUAL STUDENT, AND INSTEAD THEY HAVE MORE EXTENSIVE COMMUNICATION WITH PARENTS BECAUSE MANY STUDENTS CANNOT COMMUNICATE INDEPENDENTLY.

I PERSONALLY HAVE WITNESSED THEM MANAGE STUDENT BEHAVIORS THAT RESULTED IN THEIR OWN PHYSICAL ABUSE.

IF ROUND ROCK ISD DOES NOT RETAIN CURRENT STAFF, THE RESULTS WILL BE CATASTROPHIC.

AS WAS EVIDENT THIS YEAR, THE HIRING POOL IS SHALLOW.

I HAVE PERSONAL EXPERIENCE SO I CAN ONLY ASSUME WITH THE HIRING OF A WARM BODY PER PROFESSIONAL THAT ALLOWED MY 17 YEAR OLD DAUGHTER WITH DOWN SYNDROME TO ATTEMPT ENTRY TO A STRANGER'S VEHICLE AFTER SCHOOL.

RATHER THAN ENSURING SHE BOARDS HER BUS.

30 SECONDS.

WHEN THOSE. DOES THAT PROGRAM HAVE LEGAL OBLIGATIONS TO STUDENTS? WHEN THOSE OBLIGATIONS ARE NOT MET, THERE ARE FINANCIAL CONSEQUENCES FOR ROUND ROCK ISD.

THE BOARD MUST PAY PROFESSIONALS A LIVING WAGE REFLECTIVE OF THEIR DUTIES FOR THE RETENTION OF QUALITY PERSONNEL, SAFETY AND LEGAL ISSUES SUCH AS THIS ARE CONSEQUENCES ROUND ROCK ISD CAN NOT AFFORD.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS JUANITA MARTINEZ SPEAKING ON ITEM K-3 AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

MY DAUGHTER IS 19.

SHE WAS BORN WITH DOWN SYNDROME AND IS A PART OF THE CEDAR RIDGE COMMUNITY.

I'M VERY CONCERNED SHE IS IN THE POPULATION THAT IS MOST VULNERABLE IN TERMS OF HER NEEDS. AND IT SEEMS THAT NOW WE HAVE A VERY VULNERABLE AND EXPENDABLE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM AT CEDAR RIDGE, WHERE WE ARE NOT WILLING TO PAY SALARIES THAT ARE OF A LIVING WAGE TO PERSONS WHO ARE GIVING CRITICAL CARE TO OUR CHILDREN AND CRITICAL SERVICES TO OUR CHILDREN. SO I'M HOPING THAT YOU TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION A LIVING WAGE FOR THESE EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS TO IN MY OBSERVATION, MOST OF THEM APPEAR TO BE WOMEN AND OTHER MINORITIES. AND THERE SEEMS TO BE A TYPE OF DISPARATE IMPACT IN TERMS OF THE SALARY THAT'S BEING PAID TO THEM.

SO I WOULD LIKE YOU TO.

30 SECONDS AND ALSO, IF YOU WOULD UNDERSTAND THAT SERVING YOUR MOST VULNERABLE POPULATION IDENTIFIES YOU IN THE COMMUNITY AND WHAT YOU WHAT YOU VALUE.

AND I THINK THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT.

SO THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS [INAUDIBLE] WASHINGTON SPEAKING ON ITEM K-3.

AND YOU DO NOT LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

HI, MY NAME IS [INAUDIBLE] WASHINGTON AND I WANTED TO SPEAK TO THE BOARD.

I WANT TO ADDRESS THE BOARD ON THE ISSUE OF PARAPROFESSIONAL PAY, SCALE AND RETENTION.

I WORK AT CANYON VISTA MIDDLE SCHOOL AS A [INAUDIBLE] BEFORE THE SPIKE IN INFLATION.

I WAS BARELY MAKING ENDS MEET.

AS A SINGLE MOTHER, I HAD TO APPLY FOR FOOD BENEFITS FOR MY DAUGHTER AND MYSELF EVEN BEFORE THIS RISE HIT.

EVERYTHING HAS GONE UP IN PRICE AND MY BENEFITS DON'T STRETCH A FULL MONTH ANYMORE.

MY RENT HAS GONE UP.

THE COST OF GAS HAS GONE UP.

EVERYTHING COSTS MORE.

AND AS MUCH AS WE STRUGGLED FINANCIALLY BEFORE, WE NO LONGER MAKE ENOUGH MONEY TO SUSTAIN OUR HOUSEHOLDS. NOW WE CLAIM TO BE AN EQUITABLE SCHOOL DISTRICT.

HOWEVER, THERE'S VERY LITTLE EQUITY SHOWN TO THE EA'S IN THE DISTRICT AND FAC.

OUR TEACHERS WERE GIVEN A HAZARD PAY BONUS FOR RETURNING TO WORK AND BEING IN CLOSE

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QUARTERS TO OUR STUDENTS.

THE EA'S, WHO TOOK THE SAME RISK, WERE GIVEN HALF OF WHAT THE TEACHERS RECEIVED BECAUSE OF THE SHORTAGE OF TEACHERS AND SUBS.

WHEN A TEACHERS.

WHEN A TEACHER SUBS, THEY RECEIVE EXTRA PAY.

WHEN I SUB, I TOLD THEM BECAUSE I'M HOURLY, I'M NOT AND I'M ON THE CLOCK ANYWAY.

I DON'T GET THAT EXTRA PAY.

IF YOU WANT TO RETAIN YOUR EAS, YOU NEED TO START BEING EQUITABLE ALL THE TIME AND NOT SOME OF THE TIME. IT NEEDS TO BE STRAIGHT ACROSS THE BOARD BECAUSE YOU ARE LOSING US.

YOU'RE NOT GIVING US A CHOICE WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO PROVIDE FOR OUR FAMILIES.

AND IF YOU CAN'T TAKE CARE OF US, YOUR TIME IS UP.

THANK YOU, MS. WASHINGTON.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS LISA [INAUDIBLE] SPEAKING ON ITEM P-5.

LISA [INAUDIBLE].

HI THERE. THIS IS LISA LUSBY.

I AM A COMMUNITY MEMBER.

I'M SURE YOU GUYS ALREADY KNOW THAT BECAUSE YOU'VE HEARD FROM ME SEVERAL TIMES.

I AM A PARENT OF ONE OF THE 2021 GRADUATES AND ONE OF THE PARENTS WHO HAD TO PUT ON A PROM FOR THE 2021 GRADUATES BECAUSE THE SCHOOL COULDN'T DO IT, EVEN THOUGH THEY COULD GO AHEAD AND HAVE A FUNDRAISER MASK FREE FOR ADULTS.

I AM SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF CAPTAIN WESTON AND DR.

BONE. I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU GUYS ARE WANTING TO CENTER AT LEAST CAPTAIN WESTON AGAIN, AND I'M SURE I'M ASSUMING DR.

BONE AS WELL, BECAUSE THEY SEEM TO BE YOUR FAVORITE TARGETS.

THE REASON THAT WE CANNOT PAY THESE TEACHERS WHAT THEY'RE DUE.

AND AS A RETIRED SPECIAL EDUCATOR, I SYMPATHIZE WITH EVERY SINGLE TEACHER WHO SPOKE TONIGHT BECAUSE THEY'RE EXACTLY RIGHT.

THEY'RE UNDERAPPRECIATED AND UNDER COMPENSATED BIG TIME.

AND THE REASON IS BECAUSE YOU GUYS ARE SPENDING ALL THIS MONEY FIGHTING EACH OTHER TO TAKE AWAY FROM THE DRAMA THAT'S GOING ON THAT YOU SHOULDN'T HAVE CHOSEN TO BEGIN WITH.

YOU GUYS KNEW THAT YOU WERE CHOOSING SOMEBODY WHO WAS NOT UP TO THE JOB.

YOU KNEW THAT YOU WERE CHOOSING SOMEBODY WHO WAS GOING TO EMBARRASS THE DISTRICT.

YET YOU DID IT ANYWAY.

AND INSTEAD OF DEALING WITH HIM, YOU'RE TRYING TO SILENCE THE CONSERVATIVES.

THERE ARE CONSERVATIVE PARENTS OUT HERE.

WE'RE NOT GOING AWAY.

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE WHATEVER YOU DO WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT AND USE IT AGAINST YOU IN THE NEXT ELECTION. SO PREPARE YOURSELVES.

SO GO AHEAD AND DO WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO DO.

BUT I WANTED TO VOICE MY SUPPORT FOR THE TEACHERS AND ALSO FOR THE.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

I FORGOT TO MENTION THAT MS. [INAUDIBLE] DOES LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

NEXT IS GLENDA [INAUDIBLE] SPEAKING ON ITEM P-5.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

HI, FIRST PAY THE EA'S THEIR TREMENDOUS WORTH AND FIRE THE SUPERINTENDENT.

AND WITH THAT SAID, I'M NOT SURE WHO YOU GUYS ARE PLANNING TO CENSURE, BUT IF IT'S YOUR FAVORITE PUNCHING BAGS TRUSTEE WESTON, OR BONE, FINE.

BUT YOU NEED TO APPLY YOUR DISCIPLINE EFFORTS UNIFORMLY AND CENSURE EACH TRUSTEE THAT HAS COMMITTED ANYTHING UNBECOMING, UNETHICAL, UNLAWFUL, OR IS A VIOLATION OF BOARD POLICY ON YOUR CODE OR YOUR CODE OF ETHICS.

EITHER LAY DOWN THE SWORDS OR CENSURE EVERYONE.

IN THE FALL OF 2019, TRUSTEE FELLER VIOLATED THE BOARD CODE OF ETHICS THAT STATES QUOTE, I WILL NOT PHYSICALLY OR VERBALLY THREATEN OR INTIMIDATE ANOTHER TRUSTEE OR STAFF MEMBER ON OR OFF SCHOOL PROPERTY.

ACCORDING TO REPORTS IN THE AUSTIN AMERICAN-STATESMAN, PUBLISHED JANUARY 8, 2020, THEY STATE THAT IN THE FALL OF 2019, TRUSTEE FELLER ATTEMPTED TO USE HER POSITION AS A TRUSTEE TO PRESSURE INTIMIDATE A DISTRICT EMPLOYEE WHILE THE EMPLOYEE WAS OVERSEEING SAT TESTING THAT TRUSTEES FELLER'S SON WAS PARTICIPATING IN.

IT GOES ON TO DESCRIBE THAT SHE HAD SIGNS CLEARLY STATING IT WAS PROHIBITED.

IT GOES ON THAT SHE GRABBED HER BELONGINGS WITHOUT PERMISSION AND ON HER WAY OUT THE DOOR, FLIPPED TWO MIDDLE FINGERS AND WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA.

I SAY IF YOU CENSURE ONE, CENSURE THEM ALL.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS STACY LESSER SPEAKING ON P-5 AND 6.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT? YES. SO ONCE AGAIN, WE'RE HERE TALKING ABOUT CENSURE TONIGHT.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND IF YOU'RE CONSIDERING CENSURING TRUSTEES, WESTON AND BONE, YOU SHOULD ALSO CONSIDER CENSURING TRUSTEES WEIR, HARRISON, FELLER, XIAO AND VESSA. AS PART OF YOUR DISCUSSION, COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND STAFF HAVE COMPILED A DETAILED LIST OF OVER MORE THAN 20 OCCURRENCES WHICH OUTLINE THE MISCONDUCT OF THESE TRUSTEES. THAT INCLUDES BULLYING, HARASSMENT, TOLERATING HATE SPEECH, SPREADING MISINFORMATION AND FAILURE TO FOLLOW STATE LAW AND BOARD POLICY.

AND NOW WE CAN ADD THE BLATANT DISPARITY IN TREATMENT OF AUDIENCE MEMBERS, AS WE SAW HERE TONIGHT. WHY IS IT THAT ONLY SOME BOARD MEMBERS ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE TO A STANDARD OF

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CONDUCT? FOR EXAMPLE, IN JULY OF '21, TRUSTEE BONE AND WESTON RECEIVED A SCATHING LETTER FROM DISTRICT ATTORNEYS ADMONISHING THEM FOR THINGS SUCH AS ATTENDING COMMUNITY FORUMS AND SPEAKING AT LOCAL CLUB MEETINGS.

BUT JUST LAST WEEK, TRUSTEE HARRISON SPOKE AT THE TRAVIS COUNTY DEMOCRATS MEETING AND HAS YET TO BE SUBJECT SUBJECTED TO ANY HARASSMENT BY PAID SCHOOL LAWYERS.

30 SECONDS. THIS BOARD HAS FIVE TRUSTEES WHO HAVE ABANDONED THEIR DUTY OF FOCUSING ON STUDENTS AND INSTEAD HAVE ENGAGED IN VINDICTIVE PURSUIT OF THE TWO TRUSTEES WHO HAVE STOOD UP FOR STUDENTS, PARENTS AND TRANSPARENCY.

WHEN WILL THIS WITCHHUNT END? AND A FINAL THOUGHT.

WHAT IS OUR MONITOR DOING ABOUT IT? THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

NEXT IS DUSTIN CLARK SPEAKING ON ITEMS P-5 AND 6.

AND YOU DO LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

DUSTIN CLARK.

THAT'S THE END OF OUR LIST.

I'M GOING TO GO BACK TO THE INDIVIDUALS THAT DID NOT PRESENT WHEN THEIR NAMES WERE CALLED. AND THAT WOULD BE PHILIP MYLES.

SORRY, MYLES PHILLIPS.

APOLOGIZE. MYLES PHILLIPS, IS HE IN PERSON? NEXT IS JENNIFER WHITE.

I AM JENNIFER WHITE. SPEAKING AS A PARENT OF TWO TEENAGE.

START YOUR TIME OVER.

THE MICROPHONE WASN'T WORKING RIGHT WHEN YOU FIRST STARTED TALKING SO YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND START OVER. THANKS.

MY NAME IS JENNIFER WHITE. I'M SPEAKING AS A PARENT OF TWO TEENAGE DAUGHTERS IN THIS DISTRICT, AS WELL AS OTHER PARENTS AS WELL WITHIN THE DISTRICT.

AND WE NEED TO FINALIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT SAGA.

WE WANT TO ENSURE THE PROTECTIONS AND THE SAFETY OF ALL OF OUR STUDENTS IN THIS DISTRICT.

THE SUPERINTENDENT'S EMPLOYMENT WITH ROUND ROCK ISD SHOULD COME TO AN END.

I BELIEVE THAT ONLY DECISION THAT CAN BE MADE AT THIS POINT IS TO HAVE THE MAN REMOVED HIS CONTRACT TERMINATED.

NO ADDITIONAL PAYMENTS OFFERED TO HIM AS HE SEPARATES.

HE HAS ENOUGH HE'S DONE ENOUGH DAMAGE TO THIS DISTRICT WITH IN A VERY SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, WHICH IS ONLY NINE MONTHS.

SO HERE'S WHAT I FIGURED OUT WHAT THE COSTS ARE, WHAT WE'VE PAID HIM SO FAR.

262,000 $262,500 PLUS 10,000 TO MOVE HIS FAMILY, WHICH HE NEVER DID.

SO THERE'S ANOTHER 10,000 AND THEN 25,000 THAT TRUSTEE WESTON SAID THAT WE SPENT ON THE INVESTIGATION AND THEN WE HAVE THE MONITOR.

WE'RE SPENDING BETWEEN 3 TO 5000 A MONTH.

IT'S A LOT OF MONEY. HOW MUCH SHOULD WE BE USING FOR OUR TEACHERS? SO LET'S FOCUS ON REMOVING HIM.

AND IF YOU WANT TO CENSURE TWO TRUSTEES, REFLECT ON EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU BECAUSE YOU ALL SHOULD BE CENSURED FOR WHAT YOU'RE DOING TO PROTECT THIS MAN.

SO VOTE TO TERMINATE.

LET'S GET ON WITH EDUCATION AND HELPING OUR STUDENTS.

THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE HERE FOR.

REMOVE THE GUY. [APPLAUSE] THANK YOU.

I FORGOT TO MENTION SHE WAS SPEAKING ON ITEMS G ONE, TWO AND THREE AND MS. WHITE DOES LIVE IN THE DISTRICT.

NEXT IS SUSAN MULLEN.

VIRTUAL SPEAKERS, SUSAN MULLEN OR DUSTIN CLARK.

ARE EITHER OF THOSE TWO INDIVIDUALS ONLINE? THIS HEREBY CONCLUDES PUBLIC COMMENT.

I SINCERELY APPRECIATE.

I REALLY DO SAY THIS FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.

I REALLY DO APPRECIATE EVERYBODY THAT TAKES THE TIME TO COME AND SPEAK TO US.

IT'S VERY IMPORTANT.

WE ARE GOING TO MOVE TO ITEMS G-1, 2, AND 3 CLOSED SESSION.

[G. CLOSED SESSION]

I HAVE A POINT OF ORDER. WHAT IS YOUR POINT, MADAM CHAIR? DID WE GET CLARITY ON DR.

BONE'S QUESTION EARLIER ABOUT ITEMS P-5 AND P-6? I'M NOT THE CHAIR, BUT SINCE IT WAS DEFERRED TO ME, I WILL GO AHEAD AND PREFER THAT BECAUSE THIS IS AN ITEM LISTED UNDER CLOSED SESSION WITH ATTORNEY ADVICE LISTED AS THE SECTION. I'D LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND ADVISE THE BOARD IN CLOSED SESSION.

MY LEGAL OPINION ON THAT MATTER.

WE CAN WE CAN TAKE THAT UNDER ADVISEMENT.

I HAVE ANOTHER POINT OF ORDER. YOU HAVE ANOTHER POINT OF ORDER? WHAT IS YOUR POINT? MADAM CHAIR, I WOULD LIKE TO MOVE.

I WOULD LIKE TO ASK MY COLLEAGUE, AMY WEIR, IF WE COULD PUT DOWN OUR SWORDS AND REFLECT BACK WHAT THE COMMUNITY HAS REFLECTED TO US TONIGHT TO RECOMMIT TO FOCUSING ON OUR STUDENTS. I WOULD MOVE THAT WE TABLE ITEMS P-5 AND P-7 WORK WITH OUR ATTORNEY TO DETERMINE IF THEY NEED TO BE REVISITED IN THE FUTURE.

BUT TONIGHT TO FOCUS COMPLETELY ON OUR STUDENTS AND TABLE ITEMS P-5 AND P-6.

DO I HAVE A MOTION? YES. THAT'S IN A FORM OF A MOTION.

CAN YOU STATE IT IN A MOTION.

SORRY. I MOVE THAT WE FROM ONE TRUSTEE TO ANOTHER, THAT WE PUT DOWN OUR SWORDS TONIGHT, THAT WE TABLE ITEMS P-5 AND P-6.

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AND IF YOU'D LIKE TO PURSUE IT AT THE NEXT BOARD MEETING TO WORK WITH THE ATTORNEY IN ADVANCE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DO IT IN ACCORDANCE WITH BOARD POLICY.

AS OUR TEA MONITOR IS WATCHING AND HAS SPECIFICALLY MENTIONED CENSURE IN HIS LAST REPORT TO THE BOARD, I'D LIKE TO TABLE P-5 AND P-6.

I'LL SECOND THE MOTION.

I HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND.

DO YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS FROM TRUSTEES ON WHETHER WE TABLE ITEMS P-5 AND P-6.

I WILL ADD HERE THAT IT IS KIND OF OUT OF ORDER OF THE AGENDA ORDER, BUT IT'S UP TO THE BOARD IF THEY WISH TO TAKE IT UP NOW BECAUSE THE EXECUTIVE SESSION MOTIONS SHOULD COME AFTER THE CLOSED SESSION, BUT IT'S UP TO THE BOARD IF IT WANTS TO.

I WILL SAY THAT. IT'S OUT OF ORDER.

SO I WOULD SAY I WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE HEARING OUR ATTORNEY'S ADVICE BEFORE WE MAKE ANY DECISIONS ON THOSE TWO AGENDAS.

I'M NOT OPPOSED TO DELAYING EITHER ONE OF THEM, BUT I JUST WOULD LIKE TO HEAR OUR ATTORNEY'S ADVICE ON HOW WE GET THOSE ITEMS ON THE AGENDA AND WHATNOT.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF ANYBODY, ANY OTHER TRUSTEES HAVE ANY FEEDBACK.

WELL, I MEAN, I THINK I NEED TO.

SIX OF US HAVE TALKED ABOUT MY AGENDA ITEM.

SO I THINK THAT I NEED TO WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT IT.

WE'RE ABOUT TO GO INTO CLOSED SESSION.

SO IF YOU ALL LIKE TO BUMP THAT ONE UP TO BE INCLUDED IN CLOSED SESSION NOW, WE CAN CERTAINLY DO THAT. OKAY.

SO CAN WE PARLIAMENTARY PROCEDURE WISE, HOW DO WE HAVE A MOTION WITH THIS AND A SECOND.

CAN WE DELAY THE MOTION? HOW DO WE. YOU CAN YOU CAN POSTPONE IT FOR A LATER TIME DURING THE MEETING.

OKAY. SO DOES THAT NEED TO BE A MOTION TO POSTPONE IT? I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE I'M DOING. YOU CAN DO THAT.

YEAH. AND THEN YOU'LL TAKE UP THAT MOTION BEFORE THE PENDING MOTION.

SO DOES ANY WANT TO POSTPONE THE MOTION? MAKE A MOTION TO POSTPONE.

SO I MOVE WE POSTPONE THE PREVIOUS MOTION UNTIL AFTER WE RECEIVE THE LEGAL ADVICE.

IS THAT A, THAT'S AN AMENDED MOTION THEN.

SORRY. THIS IS THE FIRST TIME SUBSTITUTE MOTION. YES, SUBSTITUTE MOTION.

OKAY. WE JUST NEED A SECOND AND A VOTE ON THAT.

I SECOND. AND I HAVE A QUESTION.

ARE WE SAYING WE'RE MOVING THAT UP TO CLOSED SESSION, THAT DISCUSSION AND THAT LEGAL ADVICE? I DID HEAR THAT.

BUT WELL, WE'RE GOING TO TAKE CARE OF THIS CLOSED SESSION FIRST AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO EXCUSE ANY ATTORNEYS THAT ARE HERE FOR SESSION ITEMS G-1, 2, AND 3, AND THEN WE CAN COME BACK. I DON'T WANT TO MIX THE CLOSED SESSION BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE DIFFERENT ATTORNEYS IN FOR EACH ONE SO WE CAN TAKE CARE OF ITEMS G-1, 2, AND 3, COME BACK OUT.

IF THERE'S ANY MOTIONS OUT OF THAT, THEN WE CAN GO BACK INTO CLOSED SESSION JUST TO ADDRESS THE LEGAL ADVICE AND THEN COME BACK OUT IF WE'D LIKE.

THAT SOUND LIKE A GOOD PLAN.

DO I HAVE. SO [INAUDIBLE] NOT GETTING AN UP OR DOWN VOTE ON MY REQUEST TO PUT AN ITEM THAT IS NOT URGENT AND TO RESPECT WHAT OUR COMMUNITY IS TELLING US TONIGHT, WHAT IS REFLECTED IN THE TEA MONITOR'S REPORT FOR US TO RECOMMIT IN FOCUS IF JUST FOR ONE DAY, FOR ONE DAY TO FOCUS ON OUR STUDENTS AND THE NEEDS OF OUR STAFF.

CAN I GET AN UP OR DOWN VOTE ON THAT? SO WE HAVE A MOTION AND THEN WE HAVE A SUBSTITUTE MOTION.

WE DO NEED TO VOTE ON THE SUBSTITUTE MOTION THAT WE WOULD VOTE ON.

WE WOULD SEEK LEGAL ADVICE.

SO WE HAVE A MOTION IN A SECOND ON THAT AND WE'RE GOING TO VOTE ON THAT.

AND THIS MOTION IS TO LISTEN, HEAR LEGAL ADVICE BEFORE WE POSTPONE.

YES, TO HEAR THE LEGAL ADVICE, BECAUSE WE'RE TAKING ITEMS OUT OF ORDER BASED ON THE AGENDA. I MEAN, WE WE DO THAT QUITE OFTEN.

WELL, BUT WE DON'T USUALLY DO MOTIONS PRIOR TO DOING THE THINGS THAT ARE SUPPOSED TO COME OUT OF CLOSE. SO OKAY, SO WE HAVE A MOTION IN A SECOND TO SEEK LEGAL ADVICE ON P-5 AND 6 BEFORE DECIDING IF WE POSTPONE THEM.

WE HAVE A SECOND OF IT.

ALL IN FAVOR OF RAISE YOUR HAND.

ALL OPPOSED MOTION PASSES FIVE TWO.

ALL RIGHT. NOW WE'RE GOING TO GO INTO CLOSED SESSIONS ON ITEMS G-1,2, AND 3 PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE, SECTION 551.071 AND 551.074.

THE BOARD WILL CONSULT WITH ATTORNEY REGARDING SUPERINTENDENT'S EMPLOYMENT AND CONTRACT, INCLUDING DELIBERATION AND CONSIDERATION OF POSSIBLE REINSTATEMENT OF THE SUPERINTENDENT . PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 551.071 AND 551.074.

THE BOARD WILL CONSULT WITH THE ATTORNEY REGARDING THE SUPERINTENDENT'S EMPLOYMENT AND CONTRACT, INCLUDING DELIBERATION AND CONSIDERATION OF POSSIBLE APPROVAL OF A SUPERINTENDENT SEPARATION AGREEMENT.

AND PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 551.071 AND 551.074.

THE BOARD WILL CONSULT WITH ATTORNEY REGARDING THE SUPERINTENDENT'S EMPLOYMENT AND CONTRACT, INCLUDING DELIBERATION AND CONSIDERATION OF POSSIBLE PROPOSED TERMINATION OF THE SUPERINTENDENT'S TERM CONTRACT.

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IT IS 7:40 AND WE ARE IN CLOSED SESSION.

WE WILL BE HAVING CLOSED SESSION IN THIS ROOM.

SO I'M GOING TO ASK FOR.

SECOND.

WE HAVE A MOTION TO LIMIT TO ONE HOUR.

WHAT DID YOU SAY? 30 MINUTES.

30 MINUTES. WE HAVE A MOTION IN A SECOND TO LIMIT CLOSED SESSION DISCUSSION TO 30 MINUTES.

DO YOU HAVE ANY DISCUSSION? ALL IN FAVOR RAISE YOUR HAND.

MOTION PASSES SEVEN ZERO.

IT IS 7:41.

WE WILL BE IN CLOSED SESSION FOR 30 MINUTES.

WE'LL SEE YOU BACK. IT IS 8:21.

[H. CALL BACK TO ORDER]

WE ARE OUT OF CLOSED SESSION.

BACK IN OPEN SESSION.

TRUSTEE HARRISON. YOU HAVE YOUR LIGHT ON.

THANK YOU. I DO HAVE A STATEMENT, BUT I'M GOING TO SAVE THAT FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS AT THE

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END. WE HAVE TOO MANY IMPORTANT THINGS TO DO TONIGHT.

TRAVIS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE CLOSED THE INVESTIGATION AND FOUND NO CHARGES AGAINST DR.

[INAUDIBLE]. AND WITH THAT IN MIND.

I SHOULD HAVE HAD MY SCREEN.

I MOVE THAT THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES REINSTATE DR.

[INAUDIBLE] IS A SUPERINTENDENT OF ROUND ROCK ISD, EFFECTIVE ON MONDAY, MARCH 28TH, 2022.

I'D LIKE TO MAKE A SUBSTITUTE MOTION.

I MOVE TO REINSTATE DR.

[INAUDIBLE] EFFECTIVE 8 A.M.

TOMORROW MORNING. SECOND.

DO I HAVE ANY COMMENTS? DANIELLE, YOUR LIGHTS ON.

I'LL JUST SAY THAT FOR ME TO VOTE FOR THIS WOULD REQUIRE THE WILLING SUSPENSION OF DISBELIEF. I WILL BE VOTING NO.

TRUSTEE WEIR I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY A LITTLE BIT MORE EVEN THAN WHAT TRUSTEE HARRISON SAID, BECAUSE THE INFORMATION THAT WE HAD WAS NOT ONLY THAT TRAVIS COUNTY NO LONGER HAS AN ACTIVE INVESTIGATION AND ITS CLOSED, BUT THE DISTRICT ATTORNEY ALSO HAD ASSURED US THROUGH ANOTHER ATTORNEY THAT THE CASE WAS CLOSED.

SO THERE IS NOT GOING TO BE ANYTHING COMING FROM TRAVIS COUNTY REGARDING THIS INCIDENT ON THESE ALLEGATIONS.

SEE NO OTHER LIGHTS ON.

WE HAVE A MOTION. I HAD A, I HAD MY LIGHT ON.

NOW IT IS. YES. TRUSTEE BONE.

YES. I WOULD JUST LIKE TO CLARIFY THE INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE BECAUSE I JUST HAVEN'T HEARD IT THE SAME AS OTHERS.

WE HAVE A LETTER FROM AN ATTORNEY THAT IS BASICALLY HEARSAY.

WE I WAS NOT ALLOWED TO VERIFY IT.

I WAS NOT ALLOWED TO HAVE OUR ATTORNEY, JOEY MOORE, VERIFY IT.

SO I DON'T TAKE THAT INTO CONSIDERATION.

POINT OF ORDER TRUSTEE BONE, THAT'S THAT'S NOT ACTUALLY CORRECT.

WE DIDN'T TELL HER SHE WAS NOT ALLOWED TO.

I ASKED HER BY EMAIL AND I WAS NOT ALLOWED.

I SAID I WAS NOT ALLOWED TO.

SO I ASKED FOR IT TO BE VERIFIED.

IT WAS NOT VERIFIED.

SO I'D LIKE TO MAKE THAT.

AND THEN THE OTHER THING IS, IS THAT SEMANTICS IS VERY IMPORTANT.

WHEN WE USE TERMINOLOGY, WORDS ARE VERY IMPORTANT.

WE TEACH OUR KIDS THAT WORDS ARE VERY IMPORTANT.

AND I KEEP HEARING THAT THE INVESTIGATION IS CLOSED.

THE INVESTIGATION IS NOT CLOSED.

THE INVESTIGATION IS ACTIVE AND THE REASON THAT ARE ACTUALLY LET'S MAKE SURE WHAT IS THE WORD? IT SAYS I CONFIRM WE NO LONGER HAVE AN ACTIVE INVESTIGATION.

SO THAT MEANS I GUESS IT COULD COME ACTIVE ANY TIME IT'S NOT SUSPENDED.

IT MEANS LOTS OF OTHER THINGS.

SO I JUST WHEN WE SAY IT'S CLOSED, IT'S THAT'S I THINK IT'S A LITTLE BIT OF A NON TRUTH TO THE PUBLIC. I WOULD JUST ALSO LIKE TO SAY THAT THE DEFINITION OF HEARSAY IS NOT BEING USED CORRECTLY RIGHT NOW.

I WOULD LIKE TO CONFIRM THAT.

OKAY POINT OF ORDER BOARD OF TRUSTEES, CAN WE JUST BE RESPECTFUL WITH EACH OTHER? TRUSTEE WEIR. THANK YOU.

I HAVE MY LIGHT ON. CAN I SPEAK? TRUSTEE HARRISON. THANK YOU.

SO, ACCORDING TO THIS DOCUMENT THAT WE HAD RIGHT HERE, IT SAID THE ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEY ASSURED ME THAT THE CASE WAS CLOSED.

AND IN A SEPARATE CONVERSATION WITH THE TRAVIS COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE DETECTIVE, SHE ASSURED ME THAT THE CASE WAS CLOSED AND NO CRIMINAL CHARGES WOULD BE FILED AGAINST DR.

[INAUDIBLE].

AND WITH THAT, I WOULD LIKE TO GO AHEAD AND CALL THE QUESTION.

I'LL SECOND THAT.

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I HAVE A CALL, THE QUESTION AND A SECOND.

ALL IN FAVOR OF CALLING THE QUESTION.

RAISE YOUR HAND. ALL OPPOSED.

THAT'S TWO. THE MOTION PASSES FIVE TWO.

WE HAVE A MOTION ON THE BOARD, ON THE TABLE TO BRING BACK DR.[INAUDIBLE].

EFFECTIVE TOMORROW.

ALL IN FAVOR. RAISE YOUR HAND.

ALL OPPOSED.

MOTION PASSES, FIVE TWO.

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A FIVE MINUTE RECESS SO I CAN COMMUNICATE THIS WITH DR.

[INAUDIBLE]. WE WILL BE BACK AT 8:30 FOR A MEETING.

IT IS 8:30.

WE ARE BACK IN OPEN SESSION.

WE ARE TO ITEM J-1 TEA MONTHLY MONITOR REPORT AND I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO DR.

[J.1. TEA Monthly Monitor Report]

[INAUDIBLE]. ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING BOARD.

SINCE THIS IS OUR FIRST REPORT THAT WE'VE DONE, I DID WANT TO GO BACK AND REFER TO THE LETTER FROM TEA DATED NOVEMBER 30TH, 2021, JUST AS FAR AS PART OF WHAT THE ROLES AND DUTIES ARE OF THE MONITOR, JUST TO KIND OF REFRESH EVERYBODY.

FIRST OF ALL, AS YOU KNOW, I WAS APPOINTED AT THE END OF NOVEMBER AND MY ROLES ARE TO PARTICIPATE IN AND REPORT TO THE AGENCY ON THE ACTIVITIES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND THE SUPERINTENDENT AND GOVERNING THE DISTRICT, WORKING WITH THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND DISTRICT ADMINISTRATORS TO IDENTIFY ISSUES THAT LED TO NONCOMPLIANCE AND REPORT TO THE AGENCY ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CORRECTIVE ACTION PLAN TO ADDRESS THE ISSUES IN ACCORDANCE WITH TEXAS EDUCATION CODE CHAPTER 11 SUBCHAPTER D.

POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES ATTEND BOARD MEETINGS, INCLUDING EXECUTIVE SESSION AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD AS NECESSARY, AND THEN SUBMIT MONTHLY REPORTS DOCUMENTING AND EVALUATING THE DISTRICT PROGRESS.

SO THERE'S A LOT MORE TO THAT LETTER, BUT WE'LL JUST KIND OF WANT TO TOUCH BASE ON THOSE ROLES. NOW, ON THE BOARD AGENDA THAT YOU'VE SEEN, THERE ARE THE LAST THREE REPORTS FROM DECEMBER, JANUARY, AND FEBRUARY ARE POSTED.

I WON'T SPEND A LOT OF TIME ON DECEMBER AND REALLY EVEN JANUARY, DECEMBER WITH THE WINTER BREAK, WE WERE KIND OF JUST KIND OF GETTING GOING.

AND THEN REALLY IN DECEMBER, IN JANUARY, AS YOU WERE ALL VERY AWARE, WE WERE DEALING WITH A PRETTY SEVERE MATTER, INCLUDING WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT.

AND SO EVEN AS FAR AS SOME OF THE MEETINGS THAT YOU'LL NOTICE IN THIS PROGRESS REPORT THAT HAVEN'T HAPPENED YET, SOME OF THOSE NEED TO BE IN CONJUNCTION WITH YOUR SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT, BOARD PRESIDENT, AND ULTIMATELY WITH THE BOARD.

SO WE'LL WORK THROUGH THIS VERY QUICKLY.

SO I'M LOOKING AT THE PROGRESS REPORT THAT IS MARKED FEBRUARY 2022 THAT'S IN THE BOARD AGENDA. AND WE JUST THE FIRST PAGE TALKS ABOUT THE ACTION PLAN, ABOUT THE SPECIAL INVESTIGATION UNIT AND SOME OF THE THINGS THAT I DISCUSSED IN THE LETTER.

AND THEN AS FAR AS SOME OF THE CHALLENGES TO MEETING THIS ACTION PLAN AND GETTING IT REALLY FIRMED UP.

AS YOU KNOW, WE HAD THREE MEETINGS IN FEBRUARY THAT WERE CANCELED.

WE'VE HAD SOME INTERESTING WEATHER AND SOME OTHER THINGS THAT HAVE GONE ON.

WE'VE ALSO NOT BEEN ABLE TO MEET AND REVIEW THE BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THAT AND THEN THERE ARE SOME LEGAL HURDLES THAT WE HAVE TO ADDRESS OR THAT WE NEED TO WORK THROUGH.

AND SO THOSE ARE SOME CHALLENGES, AS I SEE IT, OF SOME THINGS THAT WE HAVE FACED.

AS FAR AS PUTTING TOGETHER WHAT I WOULD CONSIDER A FORMALIZED ACTION PLAN, THE MONITOR PLACEMENT IS BASED ON A GOVERNANCE ISSUE.

SO NOW I'M ON PAGE TWO, LOOKING AT THE OVERALL GOALS AND AS A GOVERNANCE ISSUE AS AS, YOU KNOW, KIND OF THE TRIGGER POINT OR A TIPPING POINT WAS RELATED TO A GRIEVANCE, I BELIEVE THAT WAS LATE 2019.

SO THAT OVERALL GOALS THAT WE NEED TO UPDATE THE GRIEVANCE PROCESS AND DEMONSTRATE FIDELITY TO THE PROCESS.

AND AT THE TIME, I THINK IN JANUARY, I MENTIONED WE HAD ABOUT 15 OUTSTANDING GRIEVANCES.

YOU ACTUALLY HEARD THREE IN FEBRUARY.

AND SO THERE ARE STILL TWELVE AS AS I COUNT THEM THAT ARE OUTSTANDING, ALTHOUGH SOME OF THOSE MAY BE MOVED BY THE TIME WE WE GET TO THOSE POINTS.

AND THEN SOME OF THE SUB GOALS THAT WE WERE ABLE TO DISCUSS IS WE NEED TO REVIEW THAT, THAT GRIEVANCE PROCESS.

YOUR [INAUDIBLE] LEGAL AND LOCAL.

I KNOW YOU'VE DISCUSSED THAT SOME, BUT I THINK WE NEED, WHETHER IT'S THE ATTORNEYS OR THE ADMINISTRATION, TO REALLY GO THROUGH A REVIEW OF THOSE.

IF WE NEED TO UPDATE THOSE, THEN OBVIOUSLY THERE'S SOME TIMELINES THERE.

IT TAKES YOU A COUPLE OF MEETINGS TO UPDATE THOSE POLICIES.

WE NEED TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS TO THOSE POLICIES AND GET THOSE IN PLACE AND MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE AND WE UNDERSTAND THOSE.

AND THEN WE NEED TO IMPLEMENT THAT GRIEVANCE PROCESS WITH FIDELITY.

WE NEED TO SHOW THAT WE CAN WE CAN MANAGE THAT AND MONITOR THAT.

AND GRIEVANCE PROCESS IS ALWAYS EMOTIONAL, PARTICULARLY WITH SOME OF THE LEVEL THREE GRIEVANCES THAT YOU'VE DEALT WITH RECENTLY.

AND SO WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE MANAGING THAT CORRECTLY ACCORDING TO POLICY AND PROCESS. NOW YOU NOTICE EVERY SECTION HAS A BRIEF NARRATIVE.

PRESIDENT FELLER AND DR.

PRESLEY AND I WE'RE ABLE TO MEET TO TALK ABOUT THAT INITIAL GOAL OF THE GRIEVANCE PROCESS.

WE COMMITTED TO REVIEWING THE PROCESS AT UPCOMING MEETINGS.

WE ACTUALLY HAD THAT SCHEDULED AND SET.

AND FOR ONE REASON OR ANOTHER, WE'VE HAD SEVERAL MEETINGS CANCELED OVER THE LAST REALLY

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SIX WEEKS. IT'S BEEN A WEIRD WEATHER SPRING ALREADY WHEN YOU HAVE ICE STORMS AND THE STORMS YOU HAD LAST WEEK.

SO WE HAVEN'T THE BOARD HAS NOT MET TO REVIEW THE GRIEVANCE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES, ALTHOUGH I DO UNDERSTAND AND LISTENING IN ON THE BOARD MEETING WHERE YOU HAD THE GRIEVANCES THAT THAT WAS DISCUSSED AND I KNOW THE ATTORNEY CHIMED IN ON SOME OF THE SOME OF THE PROCESSES WE NEED TO LOOK AT, BUT WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE IMPLEMENTING THOSE WITH FIDELITY. AGAIN, I MENTIONED THAT WE HAVE OUTSTANDING GRIEVANCES AND THEN WE NEED TO BOARD PRESIDENT, ACTING SUPERINTENDENT OR SUPERINTENDENT IN THIS CASE NOW NEED TO MEET AS SOON AS POSSIBLE TO CONTINUE TO BUILD OUT THIS PLAN.

THE NEXT OVERALL GOAL, AS I SEE IT, AND THIS IS IN WORKING WITH IN CONVERSATIONS I'VE HAD WITH BOARD MEMBERS AND WITH ADMINISTRATION.

IS THE OVERALL GOAL UNDER GOVERNANCE, I WOULD SEE IT AS A BOARD COMMUNICATION, AND THAT'S KIND OF AN ALL ENCOMPASSING ONE, IF YOU WILL, AND YOU'LL KIND OF SEE HERE I SHOW THAT WE'RE OFF TRACK ON THAT BECAUSE WE REALLY HAVEN'T FLESHED THIS ONE OUT YET, IF YOU WILL.

BUT I SHOW THAT WE NEED TO REVIEW OUR OPERATING PROCEDURES.

WE NEED TO MAKE REVISIONS TO THOSE OPERATING PROCEDURES AND GET THOSE TO A POINT WHERE WE CAN ALL AGREE AND OPERATE OFF OF THOSE PROCEDURES.

I'LL PUT A DATE IN HERE OF MID-APRIL, BUT AGAIN, DEPENDING ON OUR TIMELINES WITH WITH THE VOTE THAT JUST OCCURRED, THAT THAT CAN ADJUST IF WE NEED TO NEXT FOR OUR NEXT REPORT.

BUT SOME OF THE THINGS AS I SEE THEM, SOME OF THE SUB GOALS, I THINK WE NEED TO REVIEW OUR CURRENT COMMUNICATIONS STRUCTURE AND PRACTICE, WHETHER THAT'S A BOARD MEMBER, A BOARD MEMBER, WHETHER THAT IS ADMINISTRATION TO BOARD TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL TRUSTEES ARE GETTING THE SAME INFORMATION AND THAT THERE'S NOT A FEAR OR A CONCERN OR A QUESTION THAT, HEY, I DIDN'T GET THAT, BUT SOMEBODY ELSE DID.

WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT WE ARE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE.

AND SO I THINK WE NEED TO REVIEW WHAT WE'RE CURRENTLY DOING.

I KNOW YOU'RE WORKING WITH [INAUDIBLE], YOUR LSG COACH, SO MY THOUGHTS ARE AND AGAIN, THESE HAVE NOT BEEN FINALIZED.

I THINK WE NEED TO GO THROUGH A SWAT ANALYSIS OR SOME OTHER TYPE OF ANALYSIS TO MAKE SURE THAT WHATEVER PROCESS WE HAVE IN PLACE IS WORKING.

I THINK WE NEED TO REVIEW AND DETERMINE RELEVANT POLICIES RELATED TO OVERALL BOARD COMMUNICATIONS. AND AGAIN, SOME OF THAT COMES FROM YOUR ATTORNEYS AND WHETHER WE BLIND COPY, WE DON'T REPLY ALL ALL THOSE KINDS OF THINGS.

BUT TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYBODY IS HAS ALL THE INFORMATION THEY NEED TO COME TO MEETINGS PREPARED AND TO MAKE GOOD DECISIONS FOR THE CHILDREN OF THE DISTRICT.

AND SO, AGAIN, I WOULD SAY THOSE OPERATING PROCEDURES AND BOARD POLICIES NEED TO BE ADDRESSED AND REVISED.

AND THAT'S ALL IN AREAS OF COMMUNICATION, WHETHER THAT'S HOW WE YOU KNOW, AS YOU KNOW, IT'S BEEN AN ISSUE WHETHER OR NOT HOW WE ADDRESS MEETING ATTENDANCE OR HOW WE ADDRESS GETTING INFORMATION ABOUT CRITICAL ISSUES THAT HAVE OCCURRED, WHETHER A STUDENT HEALTH OR SAFETY OR FACILITY NEEDS WITH A STORM.

I'M SURE THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT YOU WISH YOU KNEW OR COULD HAVE KNOWN, BUT THOSE ARE SOME EXAMPLES THERE. AND SO I THINK WE NEED TO ADD THIS ACTIVITY EITHER TO AN UPCOMING BOARD MEETING OR WORKSHOP.

AND I'LL MENTION IT. AND AGAIN, THE CHALLENGES YOU'VE GOT A LOT OF MEETINGS AND WORKSHOPS TO SCHEDULE. AND SO I REALIZE THIS IS JUST ANOTHER LAYER, BUT I THINK WE'RE SPINNING IN THE MUD UNTIL WE CAN GET SOME OF THESE THINGS DONE.

SO WE CAN WE CAN TALK ABOUT THAT.

AND THEN ALONG THOSE LINES AND THAT MAY BE WORKING WITH WHETHER IT'S TASB, YOU'RE LSG COACH OR ATTORNEYS OR OTHER TRUSTEES THAT YOU KNOW THAT ARE SKILLED IN THIS.

BUT WE NEED TO RESEARCH AND IDENTIFY THOSE BEST PRACTICES.

I KNOW HOW IT WORKED FOR ME AND THE DISTRICT WHERE I WAS, BUT THAT WAS NOT A 50,000 STUDENT DISTRICT. RIGHT.

AND SO I THINK WE NEED TO LOOK AT SOME OF THOSE BEST PRACTICES TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE, THAT WE UNDERSTAND AND AGREE ON HOW WE'RE GOING TO GET ON THAT SAME PAGE. AND THEN WE NEED TO FINALLY UPDATE AND FINALIZE THOSE OPERATING PROCEDURES.

WE DID HAVE A MEETING CALLED LAST WEEK THAT WAS CANCELED.

WE I THINK WE MOST LIKELY WOULD HAVE AT LEAST DISCUSSED THOSE THERE.

BEGUN THAT DISCUSSION.

THESE WERE LAST ADOPTED IN MARCH 28TH OF 2019.

WHILE I DON'T BELIEVE THERE'S LAW IN PLACE, BEST PRACTICES AS YOU REVIEW THOSE EVERY COUPLE OF YEARS AND AGAIN TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE.

I KNOW WE ALL REFER TO THE OPERATING PROCEDURES.

THERE'S TIMES WHERE WE'VE QUESTIONED THE OPERATING PROCEDURES, BUT WE ALL NEED TO SOMEHOW COME TO AN AGREEMENT.

THIS IS HOW WE'RE GOING TO FUNCTION, THIS IS HOW WE'RE GOING TO OPERATE.

AND THEN THIS IS WHAT I THROW OUT THERE.

THE LAST SUB GOAL WAS WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DEVELOP OR CREATE OR GO THROUGH A TEAM OF EIGHT TRAINING, WHETHER THAT'S WITH YOUR LONE STAR GOVERNANCE COACH, WE'VE GOT TO ALL GET ON THE SAME PAGE, ESPECIALLY ABOUT THE BIG ISSUES OF STUDENT OUTCOMES AND MAKE SURE THAT OUR KIDS HAVE EVERYTHING THEY NEED.

WE'VE HEARD FROM STAFF TONIGHT.

WE NEED TO MAKE SURE STAFF FEELS SUPPORTED.

AND THEN THE NARRATIVE YOU'LL NOTICE THERE WE STRUGGLE WITH EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATION.

WORKING AS A TEAM, MAINTAINING DECORUM HAS NOT BEEN EASY AND OPEN OR [INAUDIBLE].

THERE ARE MANY CONVERSATIONS THAT I VIEW THEM THAT AREN'T CONDUCIVE TO THE MEETING.

THE GOAL OF EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS WE TALK A LOT ABOUT STUDENT OUTCOME MEASURES SHOULD

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TREND TOWARDS 50% OF OUR MEETING TIME.

AND AS YOU KNOW, THAT DOESN'T HAPPEN.

THAT'S RARELY HAPPENED OTHER THAN I THINK THE SATURDAY WORKSHOP ON THE STUDENT TRACKER THAT TIFFANY PUT OUT. THAT SATURDAY WORKSHOP WAS SPECIFICALLY ABOUT STUDENT OUTCOMES.

WE WERE OUTSTANDING THERE, BUT YOU AND I BOTH KNOW WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME TALKING ABOUT THINGS THAT I WISH WE DIDN'T HAVE TO TALK ABOUT, AND WE'VE GOT TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET OVER THAT HUMP. OBVIOUSLY, I MENTIONED THE OPERATING PROCEDURES OVER AND OVER AND OVER AGAIN. I DID MENTION THAT WE HAVE A PENDING CENSURE AND NOW A COUPLE OF PENDING CENSURES THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

AND I REALIZE THERE'S SOME LEGAL ACTION OR SOME LEGAL ATTENTION THAT WE NEED TO WE NEED TO MAKE SURE IS RIGHT.

BUT WE HAVE TO GET TO WHERE WE'RE OPERATING AS A TEAM.

AND I'LL CONTINUE TO SAY TEAM OF EIGHT, IT'S GOT TO HAPPEN.

OTHERWISE WE MIGHT AS WELL NOT MEET BECAUSE IT'S HARD ON YOU.

IT'S HARD ON OUR CITIZENS, BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, IT'S HARD ON OUR KIDDOS BECAUSE OUR STAFF ARE WATCHING THIS AS WELL.

THE STUDENT OUTCOME MEASURE, AS I SAID, NEEDS TO TREND TOWARDS 50%.

AND THEN YOU HAD MADE MENTION OF THE THIRD PARTY INVESTIGATION, AND I THINK YOU DID A GOOD JOB THERE. I KNOW THAT WAS A HARD RECOMMENDATION.

THAT WASN'T A FUN RECOMMENDATION.

THAT WAS NOT WHAT I ENVISIONED MY FIRST RECOMMENDATION WOULD BE TO YOU.

BUT I DO THINK YOU DID A GOOD JOB BRINGING IN A THIRD PARTY INVESTIGATOR AND WORKING THROUGH THAT PROCESS.

THEN I'VE LEFT A COUPLE OF WHAT I WOULD CALL TBDS OUT THERE.

I THINK THERE ARE STILL SOME ROOM FOR THE PRESIDENT AND THE SUPERINTENDENT MYSELF TO SIT DOWN AND DETERMINE IF THERE'S SOMETHING ELSE WHILE WE'RE GOING THROUGH THIS PROCESS, IS THERE SOMETHING ELSE? AND IT MAY BE A BOARD DISCUSSION AS PART OF OUR WHETHER WE DO A SWOT ANALYSIS OR TEAM OF EIGHT, WHATEVER IT IS.

I STILL BELIEVE AND IT'S HARD FOR ME TO PUT FINGERS ON IT YET, BUT I STILL BELIEVE THERE ARE SOME THINGS WE CAN SET AS A TARGET OR AS A GOAL SO THAT WE CAN ALL FOCUS ON.

THAT WE CAN ALL BE CENTERED ON AND THAT WE CAN ALL AGREE ON.

AND I'M NOT SAYING EVERYTHING HAS TO BE SEVEN-0 VOTES, BUT THERE OUGHT TO BE A FEW THINGS THAT WE ALL GO. BETTER BELIEVE IT.

I'M IN.

AND THEN TOWARDS THE LAST PAGE, THERE'S JUST A MENTION OF I GUESS IT'S NEXT TO LAST PAGE EXCUSE ME, WHERE I OUTLINE THOSE MEETINGS AND YOU CAN SEE WHERE WE HAD A COUPLE OF COLD MEETINGS. WE HAD TO CANCEL A COUPLE OF MEETINGS.

AND THEN THE, YOU KNOW, THE TWO MEETINGS THAT WE DID HAVE WENT IN NEARLY 7 HOURS EACH.

AND AS YOU AND I BOTH KNOW, THERE'S A CERTAIN TIME WHERE WE IT'S HARD TO REMAIN FOCUSED ON WHAT WE NEED TO REMAIN FOCUSED ON YOU.

WE'VE GOT TO KEEP THE MAIN THING. THE MAIN THING.

AND REMEMBER, THERE'S AN OLD PROVERB THAT TALKS ABOUT THAT WISE MEN PLANT TREES UNDER WHOSE SHADE THEY'LL NEVER SIT.

AND THAT'S HOW SOCIETIES GROW GREAT.

AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING HERE.

AND WE'VE GOT TO GET FOCUSED ON THAT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE PLANNING THOSE SEEDS TO HELP OUR STUDENTS BE SUCCESSFUL AND THAT YOU CAN GO HOME AT NIGHT AND SLEEP WITHOUT BEING STRESSED, ANGRY, UPSET, BUT THAT OUR STAFF KNOW WE'RE ALL ROLLING IN THE SAME DIRECTION.

SO THAT'S OUR GOAL HERE.

AND THAT'S, PRESIDENT FELLER THAT'S THE END OF MY REPORT FOR THIS PAST MONTH.

ANY QUESTIONS FROM TRUSTEES? TRUSTEE VESSA. I JUST HAVE A QUESTION.

I MEAN, YOU MENTIONED MANY, MANY TIMES THAT WE NEED TO REVIEW OUR BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES SO WE CAN ALL BE ON THE SAME PAGE AS TO HOW WE'RE TO OPERATE AS A BOARD AND RELATE TO ONE ANOTHER.

AND ON 224, IT SAYS CANCELED DUE TO PENDING LITIGATION.

WHAT? CAN YOU EXPLAIN THAT A LITTLE BIT MORE? WHERE ARE YOU AT? I'M ON.

I BELIEVE IT'S THE PAGE FIVE OF SIX.

OH. THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN.

WHETHER. I'M SORRY. THAT'S I'LL.

WE'LL, WE'LL CORRECT THAT ONE.

THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN BASED ON WHETHER I THINK IT WAS.

BUT I THINK THERE WAS YOU KNOW WHAT, THERE WAS A MENTION OF LITIGATION, IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY. SO I JUST KNOW THERE'S LOTS OF THINGS FLOATING AROUND OUT THERE.

AND SO. CORY I THINK THAT HAD TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT THE TRO HEARING GOT POSTPONED.

THAT'S RIGHT. UNTIL APRIL.

SO WE CAN'T TALK ABOUT CHANGING OUR PROCEDURES BEFORE THE JUDGE RULES.

THAT'S CORRECT. SO FOR THE TRO, THAT'S OUTSTANDING, REGARDING THE THE CENTER RESOLUTION ISSUE, WE CAN'T ADDRESS OUR BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES UNTIL THERE'S A RULING ON THAT CASE. IS THAT MY UNDERSTANDING? CORRECT. THAT'S PROBABLY A LEGAL QUESTION THAT COULD BE DIFFICULT TO MAKE DRASTIC CHANGES TO YOUR OPERATING PROCEDURES IF THERE'S STILL A LEGAL QUESTION ABOUT THE CURRENT OPERATING PROCEDURES.

I WOULD SAY YOU ALL CAN PROBABLY WORK ON OTHER PORTIONS OF THE BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES UNTIL WE GET SOME MORE CLARIFICATION ON THE STATUS OF THAT, ESPECIALLY CONCERNING THE OUTCOME THAT JUST CAME FROM THE OPINION THAT JUST CAME AND WAS RELEASED TODAY BY THE SUPREME COURT. AND JUST FOR AN UPDATE ON THAT, WE HAVE OUR INTERNAL LEGAL DEPARTMENT DOING AN AUDIT OF OUR BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES AS WELL AS OUR LEGISLATIVE 118 UPDATE

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AND TO SEE WHICH ONES SOME OF OUR POLICIES ARE A LITTLE BIT CIRCULAR.

AND SO WE ARE THEY'RE DOING AN AUDIT FOR US AND GOING TO PROPOSE SOME RECOMMENDATIONS OF THINGS THAT THEY'VE SEEN.

CURRENTLY, I HAVE RECEIVED NO FEEDBACK FROM ANYBODY ON THIS BOARD OF ANYTHING THAT THEY WANT TO CHANGE IN OUR CURRENT BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

BUT YOU WILL BE GETTING 118 UPDATE ALONG WITH THE FEEDBACK AUDIT FROM OUR INTERNAL LEGAL DEPARTMENT. AND AT THAT POINT, IF THERE'S ANY PROPOSED CHANGES THAT ANY INDIVIDUAL TRUSTEES WANT TO PROPOSE TO BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES OR THINGS LIKE THAT, THEN WE WILL TAKE ALL OF THAT IN MASS AND WE WILL HAVE ONE MEETING SOLELY DEDICATED TO BOARD POLICY AND POLICY AND ONE LEGISLATIVE 118 UPDATE AND BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

WE'RE SHOOTING FOR, I BELIEVE THE FIRST COUPLE OF WEEKS OF MAY.

THERE WERE QUITE A FEW THINGS THAT OUR LEGAL DEPARTMENT IS DRAFTING A PRETTY HEAVY LOAD RIGHT NOW, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO THE GRIEVANCES AND PUBLIC INFORMATION REQUEST AND WHATNOT. AND SO THEY'RE PUTTING THAT INTO THEIR SCHEDULE AND SHOULD HAVE IT ALL TO US.

HOPEFULLY, I'M NOT GOING TO COMMIT MR. WILSON TO ANYTHING, BUT HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET IT IN ENOUGH TIME WITH MAYBE A COUPLE OF WEEKS TO REVIEW IT BEFORE A MEETING SOMETIME IN MAY, BECAUSE IT IS GOING TO BE A PRETTY HEAVY LIFT. MR. WOOLSTON YEAH, I MEAN, THERE'S DEFINITELY A LOT OF MATERIAL FOR YOU ALL TO REVIEW AND CONSIDER. SO YEAH, WE'LL DEFINITELY TRY TO GIVE YOU AS MUCH TIME IN ADVANCE TO REVIEW THAT INFORMATION AND GIVE FEEDBACK.

AND THEN, LIKE YOU SAID, HAVE A MEETING DEDICATED TO JUST POLICY UPDATES BECAUSE I THINK THERE'S A LOT THAT WE NEED TO REVIEW AND POTENTIALLY UPDATE.

GREAT. THANK YOU. NEXT IS TRUSTEE BONE.

SO MY FIRST COMMENT IS ALONG WITH TRUSTEE VESSER'S, I THINK 224 WAS PARTLY DUE TO COMMUNICATION AND LEADERSHIP ISSUES BECAUSE LIKE OUR LEGAL COUNSEL SAID, IF WE WOULD HAVE ASKED THEM, WE WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO HAVE THE BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURE MEETING.

AND THEN MY OTHER COMMENT IS ON 210, IT STATES THAT IT WAS CANCELED, LACK DECORUM OR LACK OF QUORUM. AND AGAIN, I BELIEVE THAT WAS ACTUALLY A COMMUNICATION AND LEADERSHIP FAILURE BECAUSE I BELIEVE WE DID HAVE A QUORUM.

I BELIEVE THERE WAS FOUR PEOPLE THAT WERE GOING TO BE HERE.

I HAVE THE EMAILS THAT SHOW IT, SO I JUST WANTED TO MAKE THAT POINT THAT I WOULD LIKE THE REPORT TO REFLECT THAT.

THE OFFICIAL REASON THAT I RECEIVED FROM THE DISTRICT WAS DUE TO A LACK OF QUORUM.

AND SO THE REPORTS GOING TO STAND AS IT IS.

OKAY, HOW CAN WE AS A BOARD THEN MAKE SURE THAT THESE REPORTS GET THE RIGHT INFORMATION IF WE HAVE MISCOMMUNICATION FROM THE DISTRICT? TRUSTEE BONE THAT IS INACCURATE.

I HAVE SCREENSHOTS OF THE CALENDAR FROM THE DAY BEFORE, AND THE DAY OF THAT ONLY SHOWED THREE CONFIRMED TRUSTEES WHO HAD RSVP'D TO BE IN PERSON FOR THAT MEETING.

AND SO, WELL, SINCE YOU INTERRUPTED ME, I'LL INTERRUPT YOU BECAUSE I HAVE THEM RIGHT HERE.

AND I'LL JUST LET DR.

FALTYS UNDERSTAND WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

I HAVE AN EMAIL AT 8:54 THAT SAYS, I HAVE THREE TRUSTEES, AND IF I DON'T HEAR BACK BY NOON TODAY, I'LL BE FORCED TO CANCEL TONIGHT'S MEETING.

AND THEN I HAVE AN EMAIL AT 9:33 A.M., WHICH ON MY CLOCK IS BEFORE NOON THAT SAYS I'M GOING TO GO AHEAD AND CANCEL THE MEETING FOR TONIGHT DUE TO THE FACT THAT I CAN'T GUARANTEE A QUORUM.

AND THEN I ALSO HAVE AN EMAIL ON FEBRUARY 4TH OR FEBRUARY 1ST, PARDON ME TO THE BOARD SECRETARY THAT SAYS I ALREADY HAVE THE 10TH BLOCKED OFF, SO THAT WORKS BEST FOR ME.

SO JUST SO YOU UNDERSTAND SOME OF THE ISSUES THAT WE'RE DEALING WITH, AND THE MISCOMMUNICATION. SO 30 MILLION REFERRING, I DON'T BELIEVE WAS TO THE BOARD PRESIDENT AND DIDN'T CONFIRM INTENTIONS TO THE CALENDAR.

I MEAN, WE CAN GO THROUGH THIS AGAIN, COMMUNICATION ISSUES, WHATEVER.

I WILL TAKE IT IF YOU WANT TO CALL FAILURE OF LEADERSHIP.

BUT I HAVE REQUESTED MANY TIMES FOR US TO USE THE CALENDAR TO COMMUNICATE IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE ATTENDING THESE MEETINGS WITHOUT IT, I CAN'T GUARANTEE THAT WE HAVE A QUORUM.

AND MS. AGUILERA IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR KEEPING TRACK OF EVERYBODY'S EMAIL AND THEN COMMUNICATING WITH BOARD PRESIDENT WHETHER WE HAVE A QUORUM.

ARE YOU ABLE TO I MEAN, A CLOCK? 8:48 I'M ABLE TO READ A CLOCK.

AND I MEAN, YOU HAD AN EMAIL THAT SAID NOON, RIGHT? AND THEN YOU CANCEL THE MEETING AT 9:33.

I THINK WE'RE GETTING PRETTY FAR OFF OF THE MONTHLY UPDATE REPORT.

I APPRECIATE THAT, JACOB, BUT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT THE BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

BUT ACTUALLY, NO, WE'RE NOT. WE THAT IS THIS IS ON POINT AND WE'RE TRYING TO DETERMINE THE REASON. AND WHAT IS YOUR ASKING? MY POINT. WE HAVE A POINT OF ORDER.

WHICH CAN WE PLEASE MOVE ON AND GO BACK TO WHAT? THIS IS AN OLD ARGUMENT AND IT'S IF WE GO BACK TO OUR MONITOR.

I DID HAVE AN OUTSTANDING QUESTION, THOUGH.

I WAS ASKING IS IT POSSIBLE TO MAKE UPDATES AND HOW WOULD WE DO THAT AS A BOARD IF THERE IS SOME KIND OF MISCOMMUNICATION OR WRONG INFORMATION, PLEASE? I MEAN, I GUESS YOU COULD SUBMIT A LETTER TO ME AND I'LL CONSIDER IT.

BUT THE INFORMATION THAT I GOT FROM THE DISTRICT WAS IT WAS BEING CANCELED DUE TO LACK OF QUORUM. THAT'S PART OF WHY I MENTIONED FOUR OR FIVE TIMES WE NEED TO DETERMINE WHAT OUR

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BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES ARE GOING TO BE.

YOUR PRESIDENT HAS ASKED FOR A CERTAIN LEVEL OF RSVP, AND SO I WOULD PUT THAT IN EITHER PUT IT IN THE OPERATING PROCEDURES OR NOT, BUT WE NEED TO DECIDE ON HOW WE'RE GOING TO DO THAT AND MOVE FORWARD.

THAT WOULD BE MY SUGGESTION.

TRUSTEE WESTON.

SO DR.

FALTYS I THINK THAT SO THESE REPORTS THAT YOU'RE DOING, THESE ARE PUBLIC, RIGHT? AND JUST SO THE PUBLIC IS AWARE.

MADAM CHAIR, IF YOU CAN VERIFY THESE REPORTS BY OUR MONITOR, DR.

FALTYS ARE ON OUR BOARD AGENDA ONLINE.

AND SO WHATEVER EVERYTHING WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS AVAILABLE PUBLICLY.

AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE FOLKS TO READ THEM FOR YOURSELF AND DRAW YOUR OWN CONCLUSIONS.

I PERSONALLY BELIEVE THESE IMPORTANT THESE DOCUMENTS ARE VERY IMPORTANT.

THE TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY IS A STATE LEVEL OUTFIT.

AND IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT THESE ARE FILED WITH THE TEXAS WITH THE AGENCY ITSELF.

IS THAT CORRECT? SO IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO ME, GIVEN MY CONCERNS ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON IN ROUND ROCK ISD, THAT THESE REPORTS ARE ENTIRELY ACCURATE.

I SEE HERE THAT YOU HAVE PART OF THE REPORT.

WHILE THE BOARD HAS NOT REVIEWED AND UPDATED ITS GRIEVANCE PROCESS, BOARD MEMBERS DID HEAR THREE LEVEL THREE GRIEVANCES ON FEBRUARY 22ND OF 2020, AND THAT IS A TRUE STATEMENT.

BUT WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED HERE IS THAT THERE WERE 16 OTHER GRIEVANCES THAT WERE FILED PRIOR TO AT LEAST TWO OF THE GRIEVANCES THAT WERE HEARD ON FEBRUARY 22ND.

I BELIEVE THAT THAT IS DEEPLY OFFENSIVE TO THE PARENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO FILED GRIEVANCES PRIOR TO THE GRIEVANCES THAT, IN MY VIEW, WERE FAST TRACKED AND BROUGHT TO THIS BOARD FOR ATTENTION.

SO IT'S NOT ONLY THAT THE PROCESS IS BEING SHOULD I BELIEVE YOU HAVE A VALID POINT THAT WE NEED TO ADDRESS THESE? BUT THE WAY THAT THEY ARE BEING SELECTIVELY SELECTED BY WHAT I CAN ONLY ASSUME IS THE BOARD PRESIDENT WHO SETS OUR AGENDA, I BELIEVE, IS DEEPLY PROBLEMATIC AND CONTRIBUTES TO A LOT OF WHAT YOU HAVE IN HERE.

YOU STAY IN HERE FOUR TIMES.

YOU USE THE WORDS OFF TRACK.

FOUR TIMES IT IS STATED THAT THE BOARD IS OFF TRACK.

I THINK WORDS MATTER.

AND I THINK YOU'RE EXACTLY RIGHT.

I ALSO SEE HERE THAT YOU SAY THAT IN FEBRUARY, THREE MEETINGS WERE CANCELED DUE TO VARIOUS REASONS.

I COPIED YOU ON THIS EMAIL BETWEEN MYSELF AND THE BOARD PRESIDENT.

I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU THIS HARD COPY AS WELL, BECAUSE I BELIEVE THAT THE CANCELATION OF SOME OF OUR MEETINGS ARE BEING MADE FOR DUBIOUS REASONS.

I'VE BEEN VERY EXPLICIT IN MY EMAILS WITH THE BOARD PRESIDENT.

ON FEBRUARY 10TH, MY FAMILY EXPERIENCED ORDER.

I MEAN, POINT OF ORDER, PLEASE.

WHAT IS YOUR POINT? WE HAVE ALREADY TALKED ABOUT THIS SEVERAL TIMES.

AND I MEAN, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THINGS THAT ARE NOT GOVERNANCE, WHICH IS WHAT THE MONITOR IS HERE FOR. CAN WE PLEASE, PLEASE GO BACK TO WHAT THE MONITOR IS ACTUALLY REPORTING AND AND TALK ABOUT WHAT IS ON THIS PAPER AND NOT ALL OF THESE CONCERNS ABOUT AMBER AND AGENDA SETTING AND ALL OF THAT.

IT'S NOT. IT GOES TO MY POINT.

I APPRECIATE WHAT YOU'RE SAYING. IT GOES TO MY POINT ABOUT MAKING SURE THESE REPORTS ARE ACCURATE. I BELIEVE I SEE AN INACCURACY THAT I'M EXPLAINING.

AND HE SAID, PUT IT IN WRITING TO HIM.

I MEAN, POINT OF ORDER.

I MEAN, THIS IS WHY I MEAN, WE'RE GOING TO GET TO THE TIME TRACKER IN JUST A MINUTE, BUT TO WHY OUR MEETINGS ARE 514 MINUTES.

THIS IS WHY.

I MEAN. WELL, THEN PERHAPS I NEED A CLARIFICATION IF I'M SUPPOSED TO BE ENGAGING THE TEA MONITOR OUTSIDE OF A BOARD MEETING AND MAKING MY CASE FOR CHANGES AND ERRORS THAT I FIND IN THE REPORT, I JUST WANT.

YES, HE JUST SAID SEND IT TO HIM IN WRITING THAT THAT IS LITERALLY I MEAN, HE JUST SAID IF YOU HAVE AN ISSUE WITH HOW IT IS DONE, PLEASE SEND IT TO HIM IN WRITING AND HE WILL TAKE IT UNDER ADVISEMENT.

I MEAN, I DON'T KNOW WHY WE HAVE TO.

I MEAN, THE HORSE IS DEAD.

CAN WE PLEASE JUST MOVE ON? I MEAN, BECAUSE POINT OF ORDER.

CAN WE MOVE ON? YES. WELL, NO.

CAN WE ALLOW TRUSTEE WESTON TO FINISH? BECAUSE SHE COULD'VE PROBABLY ALREADY FINISHED IN THE TIME THAT WE HEARD THAT RANT.

SO PLEASE. SO MY POINT IS THAT I BELIEVE THAT THESE MEETINGS ARE BEING CANCELED FOR DUBIOUS REASONS. AND I WOULD APPRECIATE IF THERE WAS SOME MORE SPECIFICITY IN YOUR REPORT RATHER THAN JUST SAYING VARIOUS REASONS.

I DIDN'T ATTEND A FAMILY FUNERAL SO THAT I COULD BE IN TOWN TO ATTEND A BOARD MEETING ON

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FEBRUARY 10TH THAT WAS CANCELED THAT MORNING BY THE BOARD PRESIDENT WHEN I HAD AN UNDERSTANDING THAT WE HAD A QUORUM.

I BELIEVE THAT IS A PROBLEM.

I ALSO SEE IN YOUR REPORT A SPECIFIC MENTION THAT THE CENSURE THESE CENSURE DIALOGS AND DISCUSSIONS THAT YOU'RE RECOMMENDING THAT THE BOARD SHOULD WORK TOWARDS MORE OF A FOCUS ON STUDENT OUTCOMES AND LESS TIME ON TOPICS THAT CREATE A BLAMING AND ARGUMENTATIVE ENVIRONMENT. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR OUR COMMUNITY TO UNDERSTAND THAT EVEN TONIGHT I FEEL LIKE WE'RE SOMETIMES CAVALIER WITH THE TRUTH.

I'VE GOTTEN A DIFFERENT EXPLANATION TONIGHT.

BACK TO ACTUAL PENDING LITIGATION IS THE REASON THAT THE FEBRUARY 24TH MEETING WAS CANCELED, WHICH IN THIS EMAIL THAT I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU THE HARD COPY OF PRESIDENT FELLER TELLS ME THAT THAT'S NOT THE REASON THAT IT WAS CANCELED.

SO I APPRECIATE WHAT YOU'VE PROVIDED HERE.

AND NOW THAT I HAVE THE GREEN LIGHT, APPARENTLY TO DIALOG WITH YOU DIRECTLY AND TO SHARE WITH YOU SOME OF THE SPECIFICS AND WHAT I THINK MIGHT EVEN BE INACCURACIES IN THE REPORT.

NOW THAT I HAVE THAT GREEN LIGHT, I WILL DEFINITELY REACH OUT TO YOU TO DO THAT.

THANK YOU. SO THE MEETING ON THE 24TH IS YOU THAT WAS WASN'T THAT A WEATHER CANCELATION? BUT AS I UNDERSTOOD IT.

THAT WAS THE PENDING AS I UNDERSTOOD IT.

WE COULD NOT HOLD THAT MEETING ON THE OPERATING PROCEDURES BASED ON PENDING LITIGATION.

NOW, AS FAR AS WHO'S SCHEDULING THE GRIEVANCES, I BELIEVE THAT THE AS I UNDERSTAND, THE LEGAL DEPARTMENT WORKING WITH ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING TO CLUMP THOSE TOGETHER. THAT'S MY UNDERSTANDING.

IF YOU HAVE REASON TO BELIEVE OTHERWISE, THAT'S FINE.

BUT I MEAN, YOU'RE WELCOME TO SUBMIT ME FOR MY INFORMATION, IF THIS IS A REPORT THAT I FILED WITH TO.

I THINK WE HAVE A BIGGER PROBLEM HERE.

AND IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT THE WORDS ARE.

AND UNTIL WE GET THAT SOLVED, WE'RE NEVER GOING TO GET ANYWHERE.

AND I'LL RESERVE.

TRUSTEE VESSA. SO I AGREE THAT I THINK WE NEED TO HAVE SOME BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES AND IT CONCERNS ME THAT WE PROBABLY WON'T BE ABLE TO MEET UNTIL MAY.

AND I THINK THAT COULD WE? I MEAN, I THINK THAT WE COULD PROBABLY DIVIDE, YOU KNOW, THOSE THAT THAT PERTAIN TO JUST US WORKING TOGETHER.

WE COULD DO THOSE SEPARATELY FROM SOME OF THE BROADER, BIGGER SCOPE.

BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE WE NEED IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR RECOMMENDATION, WE NEED TO AGREE ON HOW WE'RE GOING TO OPERATE AS A BOARD, 100% AGREEMENT ON THAT.

AND I WANT TO GET THAT SCHEDULED AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, BECAUSE I AGREE THAT THIS IS NOT EFFECTIVE. IT'S NOT EFFECTIVE FOR US AS A BOARD.

IT'S NOT EFFECTIVE FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

AND WE CAN BLAME EACH OTHER.

BUT ULTIMATELY, WE ARE JUDGED BY THE OUTCOME THAT OUR BOARD PRODUCES, NOT HOW EACH OF US BEHAVE INDIVIDUALLY, BLAMING EACH OTHER, THIS OR THAT, WE'RE JUDGED AS A TEAM.

YOU KNOW, I THINK ABOUT ALL THE TEAMS THAT WE HAVE THAT ARE SUCCESSFUL IN ROUND ROCK ISD, AND IT WASN'T BECAUSE SOMEBODY SAID, NO, YOU DID IT.

NO, YOU DID IT. NO, YOU DID IT.

ULTIMATELY, THEY CAME TOGETHER.

THEY DECIDED THEY WERE GOING TO WIN AND THEY WON.

AND WE NEED TO DO THAT.

AND I FEEL LIKE WE NEED TO SCHEDULE THIS BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES ON HOW WE'RE GOING TO ENGAGE EACH OTHER AS A BOARD AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO THAT WE CAN DECIDE AS A TEAM THAT WE'RE GOING TO WIN.

PERIOD. AND I TOTALLY AGREE WITH YOU.

AND I WILL SEEK MR. WOOLSTON'S ADVICE ON THIS.

THE REASON WHY IT WAS I DON'T MAKE THESE DECISIONS IN A SILO BY MYSELF.

I CONSULT WITH OUR ATTORNEY AND LEGAL ADVICE AND ALL OF THESE DECISIONS.

AND IT WAS ADVISED, BECAUSE 118 IS SUCH A MAJOR UPDATE, THAT IT COULD BE WE COULD BE SPINNING OUR WHEELS IN LOOKING AT BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES BECAUSE ALL OF OUR BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES REFER BACK TO POLICY.

AND IF WE GO AND WE WANT TO CHANGE THINGS THAT ARE IN OUR BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURE, THEY MAY CONFLICT WITH OTHER POLICIES THAT ARE IN 118.

AND SO I'M FINE IF YOU GUYS WANT TO GO AHEAD AND PROCEED WITH REVIEWING BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES. HOWEVER, JUST KNOW THAT ANY DECISIONS THAT WE COULD MAKE MIGHT BE REVERSED WHEN WE'RE LOOKING AT 118 UPDATES.

IS THAT IS THAT THE CORRECT UNDERSTANDING OF THAT, MR. WOOLSTON. YES, I THINK WE WERE JUST TRYING TO GROUP THEM ALL TOGETHER SO WE DIDN'T UPDATE SOMETHING AND THEN HAVE TO COME RIGHT BACK AND UPDATE IT AGAIN BECAUSE OF CHANGES IN THE LAW. BUT I CAN TRY TO DO A QUICK ANALYSIS TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT WOULD NOT OCCUR IF WE WERE TO UPDATE THE BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES AND LOOK AND SEE WHAT WHICH ONE OF THOSE POLICIES WILL BE IMPACTED BY.

118. OKAY.

I WILL SEND OUT DATES AND AFTER CONSULTING WITH MR. WOOLSTON AND SEE HOW HOW WE CAN PROCEED WITH IT, IF THAT'S THE WILL OF THE BOARD.

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TRUSTEE HARRISON.

I'LL BE REALLY BRIEF, JUST TWO THINGS.

NUMBER ONE, I WANT TO BE CLEAR FROM THE DAIS THAT PRESIDENT FELLER HAS REQUESTED THAT WE MARK THE CALENDAR INVITE AS TO WHETHER OR NOT WE ARE GOING TO BE PRESENT AT MEETINGS.

AND SO I THINK THAT THAT'S A VERY FAST AND EASY WAY FOR US TO COLLABORATE AND CLEARLY SEE WHAT WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE A QUORUM.

I DON'T THINK IT'S A BIG ASK AND I HOPE THAT WE CAN COMMIT TO FOLLOWING THROUGH.

IT MAKES EVERYONE'S JOB EASIER.

WE ARE ALL BUSY.

THE CALL POINT OF ORDER ON YOU TWO.

CAN WE PLEASE? THE SECOND THING IT IS, THIS IS DR.

FALTYS. THANK YOU.

DR. FALTYS, I DID WANT TO ASK YOU, I MEAN, I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY YOUR ROLE.

WE'RE NOT HERE TO TELL YOU WHAT TO DO.

WE CAN'T INFORM YOUR REPORT.

YOU ARE HERE TO TELL US WHAT TO DO, CORRECT? THAT'S CORRECT. OKAY.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE WEIR.

I TOOK MY LIGHT AWAY.

I CAN. CAN WE MOVE ON? I SEE NO OTHER LIGHTS LIT, SO.

THANK YOU, DR. FALTYS.

I APPRECIATE YOUR FEEDBACK.

I STRIVE TO HAVE A MORE UNITED TEAM, AND I HOPE THAT THAT'S IN OUR NEAR FUTURE.

AT THIS TIME, WE'RE GOING TO MOVE TO AGENDA ITEM K ONE, BOARD STUDENT OUTCOME GOALS, TIME

[K. SUPERINTENDENT REPORTS]

TRACKER. I'M GOING TO TURN THAT OVER TO TRUSTEE WEIR.

AS ALLUDED IN THE PREVIOUS PRESENTATION, WE'RE DOING TERRIBLE.

WE HAD 0 MINUTES AT OUR FEBRUARY 17TH MEETING ON STUDENT OUTCOMES AND I DON'T EVEN HAVE TO COUNT ALL OF OUR MINUTES.

HE COUNTED 514.

I ONLY COUNTED 126.

SO BECAUSE ALL OF OUR CLOSE DOESN'T COUNT, BUT WE HAD 0 MINUTES FOR STUDENT OUTCOMES.

THAT WAS FEBRUARY 17TH AND THAT WAS ACTUALLY FOR THE WHOLE MONTH OF FEBRUARY.

NEXT WE HAVE BOARD GOAL PROGRESS MEASURES 1.1, 1.2 AND 1.3.

DR. PRESSLEY.

THANK YOU. PRESIDENT FELLER RON SMITH, OUR CHIEF OF TEACHING AND LEARNING, IS HERE TONIGHT WITH SOME TEAM MEMBERS TO GO THROUGH THE PRESENTATION ON HOW WE'RE DOING ON THE GOLD PROGRESS MEASURES 1.1, 1.2, 1.3.

MR. SMITH.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU, DR. PRESLEY. AND THANK YOU, PRESIDENT FELLER AND EVERYBODY, FOR SOME TIME TONIGHT TO TALK ABOUT OUR STUDENT OUTCOME GOALS, WE'RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT GOAL NUMBER ONE, WHICH IS OUR EARLY LITERACY STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT.

WE'VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT KINDERGARTEN, FIRST AND SECOND GRADE, BEGINNING OF YEAR IN MIDDLE OF YOUR SCREEN OR DATA TONIGHT.

SO ESSENTIALLY AS JUST A REMINDER THAT WE TALK ABOUT OUR BOARD GOALS, THE ANNUAL GOALS, BUT THE GOAL PROGRESS MEASURES ARE THE CHECKPOINTS ALONG THE WAY.

SO AGAIN, THIS IS JUST A CHECKPOINT, YOU KNOW, DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR.

YOU KNOW, WE'LL BE BACK TO TALK ABOUT OUR END OF YEAR GOAL PROGRESS, MEASURE RESULTS PROBABLY AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.

AND THEN IN THE FALL, WHEN WE GET ALL OF OUR STAR DATA BACK, WE'LL BE HERE TO TALK ABOUT THE ACTUAL BOARD GOAL ITSELF.

SO GO AHEAD. AND THERE'S THE FIRST SLIDE RIGHT THERE.

SO TALKING A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW WE MEASURE EARLY LITERACY, IT'S CHANGED A LITTLE BIT OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS.

PRIOR TO THE PANDEMIC, WE USED A SCREENER CALLED AIMS WEB.

WE TALKED ABOUT THAT WITH MATH, BUT WE USE THAT FOR LITERACY AS WELL.

AND IN 2019, TEA ACTUALLY CHANGE THE RULES A LITTLE BIT AND LIMITED THE TYPES OF SCREENERS WE COULD USE FOR LITERACY.

AND AIMS WEB WASN'T ON THAT LIST.

SO WE HAD TO MAKE WE'RE PLANNING ON MAKING A MOVE IN 2020 TO A DIFFERENT SCREENER.

BUT WHEN THE PANDEMIC HIT, WE WERE ALLOWED TO APPLY FOR A WAIVER TO KEEP AIMS WEB FOR THAT ONE MORE YEAR. SO THAT'S WHAT THE STUDENTS TOOK LAST YEAR.

BUT THIS YEAR WE DID MAKE THAT MOVE TO MCLASS.

SO YOU MIGHT HAVE HEARD TEACHERS TALK ABOUT MCLASS ASSESSMENT.

THAT'S A NEW ASSESSMENT. LIKE I SAID, THAT WE STARTED THIS YEAR K THROUGH FIVE TAKE IT.

BUT WE'RE JUST GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT KINDER THROUGH SECOND TONIGHT.

SO AGAIN, IT'S A STATE APPROVED ASSESSMENT THAT IS ALIGNED WITH THE SCIENCE OF TEACHING READING EXAM. IT'S ALIGNED WITH THE WAY THAT OUR TEACHERS ARE LEARNING TO TEACH LITERACY IN THE READING ACADEMIES.

AND AFTER BEGINNING OF YEAR IN MIDDLE OF YEAR, WE'RE FEELING COMFORTABLE WITH IMPLEMENTING THAT IN CLASS AS WELL.

IT'S IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH.

AND THE STUDENTS ESSENTIALLY GET A COMPOSITE SCORE WHICH MEASURES THEIR THEIR READINESS AND WORKS AS A PREDICTION FOR HOW WE BELIEVE THEY'LL PERFORM.

THEN IN THIRD GRADE, ONCE THEY DO TAKE THAT STAR EXAM AND WE TAKE A LEVEL OF PERFORMANCE EXPECTATION ON M CLASS THAT ALIGNS WITH THAT MEETS LEVEL, WHICH IS WHERE WE'RE ALWAYS SHOOTING FOR WITH OUR OUR BOARD GOALS.

AND ONE THING I DID WANT TO MENTION AS WELL IS SINCE THIS IS THE FIRST YEAR THAT WE'RE USING THIS ASSESSMENT, WE'RE PARTNERING WITH AMPLIFY IS ACTUALLY THE VENDOR THAT PROVIDES MCLASS AND WE'LL BE SHARING OUR DATA WITH THEM.

SO WE HAVE A EVEN, EVEN STRONGER CORRELATION NEXT YEAR ONCE THESE STUDENTS GET INTO THIRD GRADE AND WE CAN REALLY LOOK AT THE MCLASS DATA AND TIE THAT TO THE STAR OUTCOMES AND WE'LL HAVE A BETTER CORRELATION AT THAT POINT.

SO REALLY THAT CONSISTENCY OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS, WE'RE PLANNING ON KEEPING THIS ASSESSMENT. I THINK I'VE SAID IT MANY TIMES.

THE MAIN THING WE NEED FOR EXTENDED GROWTH AND IMPROVEMENT COMING OUT OF THE PANDEMIC IS STABILITY AND PREDICTABILITY.

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YOU KNOW, I TALK TO OUR TEACHERS AND ON CAMPUS AND PRINCIPALS, WE NEED AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME WITH TEACHERS AND CLASSROOMS AND KIDS LEARNING AND OUR SYSTEMS IN PLACE TO REALLY START SEEING THE IMPROVEMENT.

AND WE REALLY FEEL THAT AFTER THE FALL, YOU KNOW IN JANUARY, WE GOT ALL OUR STUDENTS BACK. OBVIOUSLY, THE OMICRON VARIANT IN JANUARY AND FEBRUARY CAUSED A LOT OF DISRUPTION WITH TEACHER ABSENCES.

BUT SINCE WE'VE KIND OF MOVED PAST THAT, WE ARE SEEING A LOT MORE STABILITY AND THAT KIND OF PREDICTABILITY, LIKE I SAID, THAT OUR SYSTEMS REALLY NEED TO CONTINUE TO WORK.

SO GO AHEAD, JENNIFER, AND GO ON TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

JUST A REMINDER, THIS IS OUR BOARD GOAL FOR THE END OF THE YEAR.

SO THAT'S THE STAR DATA THAT WE'LL BE LOOKING FOR.

AND I DO LIKE TO REMIND EVERYBODY LISTENING ALWAYS ABOUT THE FOUR PERFORMANCE LABELS THAT TEA USES FOR STAAR RESULTS.

AND I'M SORRY IF YOU ALREADY KNOW THIS, BUT I ALWAYS LIKE TO PUT IT OUT THERE THAT OUR STUDENTS ARE ARE MEASURED EITHER WITH A DID NOT MEET LABEL ON STAAR, WHICH ESSENTIALLY MEANS THEY WILL BE MOVING ON TO THE NEXT GRADE LEVEL.

BUT WE WOULD EXPECT THEM TO REQUIRE QUITE A BIT OF INTERVENTION TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT THAT OR ACCELERATED INSTRUCTION TO BE SUCCESSFUL AT THAT GRADE LEVEL.

EITHER APPROACHES GRADE LEVEL, WHICH ESSENTIALLY MEANS THAT THEY'RE READY TO MOVE ON, BUT THEY MIGHT NEED SOME ACCELERATED INSTRUCTION OR INTERVENTION AT THAT NEXT GRADE LEVEL MEETS GRADE LEVEL, WHICH IS THE TARGET WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR.

AND THAT'S WHERE OUR BOARD GOALS ARE SET, WHICH ESSENTIALLY TELLS US THAT THOSE STUDENTS ARE READY TO GO AND WE DON'T EXPECT TO NEED TO INTERVENE WITH THEM MUCH AT ALL THAT NEXT YEAR. AND THEN MASTER'S GRADE LEVEL, WHICH OBVIOUSLY WE'RE SHOOTING FOR THAT AS WELL WITH ALL OUR STUDENTS, BUT THAT MEANS THAT THEY ARE MORE THAN READY TO MOVE ON TO THAT NEXT GRADE LEVEL. AND TONIGHT ON THE NEXT SLIDE, REAL QUICK, I'M JUST A REMINDER AT THE TARGETS THAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR WITH OUR GOAL PROGRESS MEASURES THIS YEAR.

AGAIN, WE'RE LOOKING TO. INCREASE.

WE'VE SET OUR GOALS THROUGH 2024 AT THIS POINT, BUT WE'LL STILL BE WORKING ON EXTENDING THOSE TO THE FULL FIVE YEARS.

BUT AT THE END OF THIS YEAR, FOR 2022, OUR TARGET FOR KINDERGARTEN 70%, OUR TARGET FOR FIRST GRADE IS 67%.

IN OUR TARGET FOR SECOND GRADE IS 73% ON THIS MCLASS MEASURE.

AND AGAIN, I'LL BE BACK NEAR THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR TO REPORT ON THAT END OF YEAR RESULT OF WHERE WE ARE.

BUT TONIGHT, TO GIVE AN UPDATE ON THAT MIDDLE OF YEAR.

SO HERE'S A LOOK AT OUR KINDERGARTEN DATA.

AND WE CAN SEE THAT THAT BEGINNING OF YEAR DATA, WE HAVE GROWN ABOUT 7% FROM BEGINNING OF YEAR TO MIDDLE OF YEAR.

SOME JUST THINGS TO BE AWARE OF.

THE STUDENTS WHO ARE IN THE VIRTUAL LEARNING PROGRAM DID NOT TAKE MCLASS BECAUSE THAT WASN'T AVAILABLE VIRTUALLY.

SO THOSE STUDENTS TOOK A DIFFERENT ASSESSMENT FROM HOME IN THE FALL.

AND YOU CAN SEE THAT MIDDLE OF YEAR ASSESSMENT IS WHERE WE FINALLY DO HAVE ALL STUDENTS BACK ON CAMPUS TAKING THAT SAME ASSESSMENT.

AND IF YOU LOOK AT THE ORANGE DOT, THAT'S ESSENTIALLY ALL OF OUR KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS TAKING THE SAME ASSESSMENT ALL ON CAMPUS FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A COUPLE OF YEARS.

SO THAT'S DEFINITELY A CELEBRATION WHEN IT COMES TO LOOKING AT OUR DATA AND THAT CONSISTENCY. YOU KNOW, WE'VE BEEN ASKED TO HOW OUR VIRTUAL STUDENTS WHO WERE IN THAT VIRTUAL LEARNING PROGRAM ARE PERFORMING.

SO IN ALL THESE REPORTS THAT WE'LL BE SHARING TONIGHT AND GOING FORWARD THE REST OF THIS YEAR, AND WE'LL CONTINUE TO PULL OUT THAT DATA JUST SO WE CAN MONITOR THOSE STUDENTS AND YOU CAN SEE THOSE STUDENTS ARE PERFORMING BETTER THAN AVERAGE.

AND I WILL SAY I DON'T WANT TO MAKE TOO MUCH OF A CORRELATION BETWEEN OUR VIRTUAL PROGRAM AND THAT OUTCOME. MANY OF THOSE STUDENTS WERE PERFORMING AT THAT RATE PRIOR TO THE VIRTUAL PROGRAM. THEY'RE PERFORMING AT THAT RATE AFTER THE VIRTUAL PROGRAM.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF WE HAVE ENOUGH DATA TO REALLY TIE THOSE TWO THINGS TOGETHER, BUT IT IS IMPORTANT TO CONTINUE TO MONITOR THOSE STUDENTS AND BE AWARE OF THAT DATA.

AND YOU CAN SEE OUR END OF YEAR TARGET OBVIOUSLY IS THAT 70%.

SO IN KINDERGARTEN, YOU KNOW, WE CAN LOOK AT THAT AND THAT'S A BIG JUMP FROM NOW UNTIL THE END OF THE YEAR. AND I'D LIKE TO SAY THAT WE ARE COMPLETELY ON TRACK TO MEET THAT WE'RE GOING TO NEED TO HAVE A GREATER ACCELERATION BETWEEN NOW THAT END OF YEAR TO MAKE IT. BUT AGAIN, THESE ARE OUR MULTIYEAR GOALS AND MULTIYEAR EFFORTS THAT WE HAVE TO GET TO THAT END OF YEAR GOAL OF THIRD GRADE STAR.

SO WE'RE CONTINUING TO MONITOR THIRD GRADE.

WE DID SEE WHAT I WOULD CONSIDER A STRONG AMOUNT OF GROWTH BETWEEN BEGINNING OF YEAR TO MIDDLE OF YEAR, ESPECIALLY TAKING IN THE AMOUNT OF DISRUPTION THAT WE DID HAVE, ESPECIALLY ON ELEMENTARY CAMPUSES WITH THE PANDEMIC.

YOU KNOW, WITH YOU KNOW, THERE WAS A LOT OF TEACHER MOVEMENT, THERE WAS A LOT OF STUDENT MOVEMENT. SO TAKING ALL THAT INTO ACCOUNT, I AM HAPPY TO REPORT THAT WE DID SEE A GOOD AMOUNT OF GROWTH BETWEEN BEGINNING OF YEAR IN THE MIDDLE OF YEAR AND WITH THE STABILITY THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE FROM NOW UNTIL WE HAVE CROSS FINGERS, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE BETWEEN NOW AND THE END OF THE YEAR, I WOULD EXPECT THAT TO ACCELERATE.

SOMETHING TO ALWAYS BE AWARE OF TOO ABOUT SCREENERS IS THE FURTHER YOU GO IN THE YEAR, ESSENTIALLY THE MORE DIFFICULT THE ASSESSMENT IS.

SO IT'S JUST A NATURE OF IT.

YOU KNOW, A SCREENER IS DIFFERENT THAN A, YOU KNOW, FINAL SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT.

YOU KNOW, WE ARE TEACHERS AND OUR CAMPUSES USE THIS DATA REALLY TO LEARN MORE AND

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IDENTIFY WHERE THEY NEED TO GO, EXPLORE MORE ABOUT HOW THEY CAN INTERVENE FOR STUDENTS.

YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT ALWAYS A DIAGNOSTIC.

IT'S MORE OF A A DIPSTICK TEST TO SAY, OKAY, THIS IS A GRADE LEVEL OR A CAMPUS OR A TEAM OR A TEACHER THAT I REALLY NEED TO GO INVESTIGATE MORE ABOUT WHAT THIS PERFORMANCE IS TELLING ME SO THAT IT'S VERY VALUABLE DATA FOR US TO LOOK AT BECAUSE IT DOES GIVE AN OVERALL VIEW. BUT DOWN TO THAT TEACHER AND STUDENT LEVEL IS WHERE IT GETS EVEN MORE VALUABLE. I'VE TALKED TO BEFORE IN SOME OF THE REPORTS YOU'LL SEE CAMPUS DATA AND IT'S ALWAYS IMPORTANT TO KEEP IN MIND, YOU KNOW, SMALLER CAMPUSES, ESPECIALLY ON ENTRY LEVEL, YOU'RE GOING TO SEE BIGGER SWINGS JUST BECAUSE THERE'S FEWER STUDENTS IN THAT DATA SET.

SO THAT'S WHY, LIKE I SAID, OUR DIRECTORS OF ACADEMICS, OUR PRINCIPALS, AREA SUPERINTENDENTS SPEND A LOT OF TIME LOOKING AT THIS DATA BY GRADE LEVEL AND THEN GOING TO MEET WITH THOSE PRINCIPALS AND THE TEACHERS TO SEE WHAT KIND OF SUPPORTS THEY NEED, WHAT'S GOING ON AT THAT GRADE LEVEL, DIFFERENT QUESTIONS LIKE THAT, SO WE CAN KEEP MOVING FORWARD. FIRST GRADE AGAIN, THERE WAS ABOUT A 7% INCREASE FROM BEGINNING OF YEAR TO MIDDLE OF YEAR. WE SEE THE SAME TYPE OF TRENDS WITH OUR VIRTUAL LEARNERS OR LEARNERS WHO WERE VIRTUAL THAT FIRST SEMESTER AND AGAIN WITH A FIRST GRADE.

IF WE DO MAINTAIN THE SAME RATE OF GROWTH, I THINK WE WILL HIT THAT END OF YEAR TARGET FOR OUR FIRST GRADE, FIRST GRADE STUDENTS OF 67% ON M CLASS.

AND THEN FINALLY WITH SECOND GRADE, AGAIN, WE DID SEE ABOUT A 6% LEVEL OF GROWTH AND THAT AGAIN, SAME TYPE OF INFORMATION WITH OUR VIRTUAL STUDENTS WHO ARE IN VIRTUAL.

AND AGAIN, IF WE MAINTAIN THE SAME RATE OF GROWTH, I THINK WE WILL HIT THAT END OF YEAR TARGET FOR THIS PARTICULAR GOAL PROGRESS MEASURE.

AND THEN JUST THE LAST FEW SLIDES, I JUST I DO WANT TO SHARE ALWAYS, YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT JUST NUMBERS, RIGHT? IT'S WHAT ARE THE INPUTS AND THE DIFFERENT STRATEGIES AND PROGRAMS THAT WE'RE USING WITH OUR TEACHERS ON CAMPUS AND WITH OUR STUDENTS.

AND AGAIN, WE HEAR A LOT ABOUT READING ACADEMIES.

SO THAT'S PROBABLY THE NUMBER ONE THING OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS.

AND NEXT YEAR AND THE YEARS AFTER THAT, THEY'RE GOING TO INFLUENCE THE WAY THAT READING IS TAUGHT IN CLASSES.

SO IT'S I DON'T WANT TO SAY IT'S EASY FOR YOU.

IT'S IT'S DEFINITELY NOT, YOU KNOW, AN EASY PROGRAM FOR TEACHERS.

IT TAKES A LOT OF TIME. IT TAKES A LOT OF A LOT OF WORK.

BUT I DO BELIEVE THAT ONCE WE HAVE THAT LEVEL OF WE HAD A GRADE LEVEL OF EXPERTISE ALREADY, BUT THIS IS EVEN ENHANCING OUR PERFORMANCE AT THOSE GRADE LEVELS, AND I THINK WE'LL CONTINUE TO SEE THAT MOVING FORWARD.

AND THEN THE OTHER PIECE, ASIDE FROM READING ACADEMIES, THAT ALIGNS VERY WELL WITH THAT IS REALLY OVER THE LAST SOMEWHAT DURING THE PANDEMIC, BUT REALLY THIS YEAR WE'VE IMPLEMENTED SEVERAL NEW PHONICS RESOURCES ON TO CAMPUSES.

[INAUDIBLE] TEACHERS REALLY THEY LEARNED ABOUT IT TO SOME EXTENT LAST YEAR.

IT WAS DIFFICULT WITH STUDENTS WHO WEREN'T THERE WITH THEM ALL THE TIME, BUT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ADDITIONAL PHONICS KITS THAT ALIGN WITH THE READING ACADEMIES, THAT ALIGN WITH BENCHMARK, I THINK WE'RE STARTING TO SEE A LOT OF IMPROVEMENT IN THE USE OF THOSE MATERIALS AS WELL.

AND THE NEXT SLIDE JUST TALKS A LITTLE BIT ABOUT JUST WHAT THOSE ARE.

BENCHMARK PHONICS IS KIND OF OUR MAIN PHONICS INSTRUCTIONAL TOOL FOR TEACHING READING IN KINDER, FIRST, AND SECOND.

READING ACADEMY IS OBVIOUSLY IS A BIG PIECE OF OUR WORK THIS YEAR AND NEXT YEAR.

AND THEN TALLER DE FON√ČTICA AND ESTRELLITA ARE THE SPANISH VERSIONS OF THAT PHONICS WORK THAT OUR STUDENTS IN OUR DUAL LANGUAGE CLASSES AND SPANISH SPEAKERS ARE UTILIZING.

AND THEN FINALLY JUST WANTED TO--.

REALLY THE SLIDE BEFORE THIS ONE, THOSE ARE REALLY HIGHLIGHTING OUR TEACHER GUIDED WORK.

YOU KNOW, YOU DON'T JUST GIVE THE STUDENT THE PHONICS KIT AND THEY WORK THROUGH IT.

THIS TAKES A HIGHLY SKILLED, HIGHLY VALUED TEACHER WORKING WITH THOSE STUDENTS.

THIS SLIDE, I JUST DID WANT TO SHARE SOME OF THE PROGRAMS THAT WE USE THAT ARE MORE STUDENT GUIDED. SO AMPLIFY, WHICH IS THE PROGRAM THAT THE STUDENTS TAKE THE ASSESSMENT WITH. AMPLIFY IS MCLASS, THE NAME CAN BE KIND OF INTERCHANGEABLE, BUT IT ALSO HAS A READING INSTRUCTIONAL ELEMENT TO IT THAT OUR STUDENTS CAN ENGAGE WITH, EITHER IN CLASS OR I BELIEVE THEY CAN ENGAGE WITH THAT ONE ON THEIR OWN AT HOME AS WELL.

BUT IT ALSO ALIGNS WITH THAT SCIENCE OF TEACHING, READING, AND THEN ISTATION IS A PROGRAM THAT WE'VE HAD FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS, AND OUR STUDENTS STILL ENGAGE WITH THAT QUITE A BIT IN THEIR READING DEVELOPMENT.

AND THEN JUST LAST SLIDE IS JUST QUESTIONS.

AGAIN, THIS IS JUST AN UPDATE OF WHERE WE ARE MIDDLE OF YEAR.

WE'LL BE BACK AT THE END OF THE YEAR TO SHARE AN END OF YEAR UPDATE AND READY FOR QUESTIONS. TRUSTEE HARRISON? TRUSTEE WEIR? I ACTUALLY HAD A QUESTION THAT WAS NOT NECESSARILY ON THE SHEET YOU JUST SHOWED US, BUT YOU HAD GIVEN US BREAKDOWNS BY CAMPUSES AND EVEN RESULTS BY STUDENT GROUPS, AND MY REQUEST IS WHEN WE DID THE GPMS AND WE TALKED ABOUT IT IN OUR WORKSHOP, WE HAD

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BREAKDOWNS, RIGHT, FOR EACH STUDENT GROUP OF WHAT OUR GOALS WERE FOR EACH OF THEM.

AND IF IT'S NOT TOO MUCH, COULD WE HAVE THOSE ON LIKE, YOU KNOW, ON TRACK? YOU KNOW, WE HAVE THIS ON TRACK NUMBER, BUT IF LIKE WHAT WAS OUR GOAL NUMBER FOR THOSE BREAKDOWNS ALSO? I CAN ADD IT TO THIS REPORT WAS ALL IN ONE PLACE.

OKAY. BECAUSE YEAH, IT'S, I MEAN, I KNOW WE DIDN'T DO THAT FOR EACH CAMPUS--.

WE DEFINITELY DID FOR STUDENT GROUPS.

BUT WE DID IT DEFINITELY DIFFERENT? YEAH, THAT WOULDN'T BE A PROBLEM AT ALL.

IT'S AVAILABLE ON THE I BELIEVE IT'S ON THE BOARD WEBSITE, BUT I KNOW IT'D BE EASIER TO BE ABLE TO SEE IT RIGHT ON HERE SO I CAN ADD IT TO THAT.

YEAH, I JUST I DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO GO BACK AND LOOK AND TRY TO COMPARE THEM.

OH YEAH. AND BECAUSE I DO THINK THAT THAT'S THE AREA WHERE WE MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE NOT HAVING OUR SKEWED NUMBERS, WHERE OUR OVERALL PERCENTAGES ARE REALLY HIGH, BUT THEN OUR STUDENT GROUP, SOME OF OUR STUDENT GROUPS ARE BEING IGNORED, SO.

AND I REALIZE THIS IS JUST A MID YEAR, BUT IF WE COULD HAVE THAT NEXT TIME, I WOULD APPRECIATE THAT. THANK YOU. WE CAN DEFINITELY DO THAT, AND YEAH, TWO THINGS THAT I ALWAYS WANT US TO BE AWARE OF IS THAT AS WELL, I DON'T WANT OUR OVERALL NUMBER HIDING ANY AREAS, YOU KNOW, THAT WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO FOCUS ON.

AND THE OTHER IS WITH A NEW ASSESSMENT LIKE THIS IS SOMETHING LIKE MY TEAM AND I NEVER WANT TO DO IS TO SET OUR EXPECTATION ON THE SCREENER AT A POINT THAT GIVES US A FALSE SENSE OF-- I DON'T KNOW IF SECURITY IS THE RIGHT WORD, BUT ESSENTIALLY PAINT A ROSIER PICTURE THAN IT MIGHT BE WHEN WE'RE SHOOTING AT THAT MEET SCORE AT THAT END OF YOUR GOAL.

SO BUT WITH A NEW SCREENER LIKE THIS, IT TAKES A LITTLE TIME TO KNOW WHERE TO SET THAT MARK. I BELIEVE WE SET IT OFF THE 40TH PERCENTILE FOR THIS ONE.

SO WE BELIEVE THAT'S PRETTY WELL ALIGNED AND WORKING WITH THE VENDOR.

BUT UNTIL WE GET THAT FIRST COHORT OF STUDENTS THAT GOES THROUGH THIRD GRADE AND WE CAN ALIGN IT TO THAT STAAR DATA.

LIKE WITH [INAUDIBLE] WHEN WE TALKED ABOUT MATH BEFORE, WE'VE USED THAT A LOT LONGER, SO WE FEEL LIKE WE'RE IN A BETTER PLACE OF PREDICTION.

SO WE'LL CONTINUE TO USE THIS AND WE'LL GET EVEN BETTER AT THAT PREDICTION GOING FORWARD.

THANK YOU. I DON'T ANTICIPATE HAVING ANY OBJECTIONS, BUT ANY TIME A TRUSTEE MAKES A REQUEST, I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE BOARD IS IN CONSENSUS.

DO WE HAVE ANY OBJECTION TO RECEIVING THIS INFORMATION BY STUDENT GROUP AS WELL? I DIDN'T EXPECT I WOULD.

I DON'T HAVE ANY OTHER LIGHTS ON.

TRUSTEE VESSA? [INAUDIBLE] PRESSED MY LIGHT.

TOWARDS THE BEGINNING OF THE PRESENTATION YOU HAD STARRED BY 504 AND DYSLEXIA THAT INFORMATION. CAN YOU EXPLAIN A LITTLE BIT AND COULD WE GO BACK TO THAT SLIDE? AND THEN YOU EXPLAIN A LITTLE BIT HOW YOUR STAR AND SOME MORE ABOUT THAT DATA? BECAUSE I DO RECALL IT BEING--.

SURE. I THINK WE WERE TALKING ABOUT SLIDE THREE, JENNIFER.

SURE. SO WE, AND I THINK ERICA SIMMONS, OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF ASSESSMENT EVALUATION BEHIND ME, HER AND HER TEAM ESSENTIALLY HAD TO WORK WITH OUR VENDORS TO RECONFIGURE SOME OF OUR SYSTEMS BECAUSE DYSLEXIA AND 504 ARE NOT STATE ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURES, AND WHEN IT COMES TO CAMPUS RATINGS AND THINGS LIKE THAT, VERY IMPORTANT GROUPS TO MONITOR.

BUT THE OUT-OF-THE-BOX VERSIONS OF A LOT OF OUR TOOLS DON'T COME LIKE THAT, SO ESSENTIALLY WE HAD TO REPROGRAM SOME OF IT.

BUT THE STARRING ON THERE IS JUST TO HIGHLIGHT THAT THOSE AREN'T NECESSARILY--.

I THOUGHT THAT'S WHAT WE STARRED. WELL, ONE REASON THAT IT COULD BE STARRED IS THAT THOSE ARE INCLUDED IN THE TEA ACCOUNTABILITY RATINGS, BUT THE OTHER REASON THAT THAT IS STAR, IS BECAUSE-- WHAT DO WE--? I CAN'T SEE THAT FAR.

IT SAYS ALL DATA IN THE MOY COLUMN IS BASED ON PERCENT OF THIRD GRADE STUDENTS WHOSE MOY PERFORMANCE LEVEL WAS AT BENCHMARK, ABOVE BENCHMARK (EN ASSESSMENT) AND BENCHMARK (SP ASSESSMENT). YEAH.

ERICA, YOU WANT TO JOIN US? GOOD EVENING.

AS RYAN STATED WHEN WE FIRST STARTED, THIS IS A NEW ASSESSMENT FOR US, AND SO THE PROFICIENCY RATINGS THAT THEY GIVE US, THOSE ARE THE PROFICIENCY RATINGS THAT THEY SAY THAT THEY ARE ON GRADE LEVEL.

AND SO IT'S A DIFFERENT TEST FOR THE SPANISH AND THEY HAVEN'T QUITE NORMED IT YET, BUT WE JUST USED THOSE AT BENCHMARK AND BENCHMARK TO SAY THAT THEY WERE ON GRADE LEVEL FOR THOSE TWO DIFFERENT LANGUAGES.

BECAUSE WHAT WE DO IS WE TAKE THE HIGHER BECAUSE SOME OF OUR KEY TESTS IN BOTH LANGUAGES, SO WE TAKE THE HIGHER PERFORMING, AND SO WE JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW HOW WE CALCULATED THAT.

DIDN'T THIS CONCERN DYSLEXIA AND 504? SO THAT'S NOT-- WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT DUAL LANGUAGE STUDENTS HERE.

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SO RYAN WAS CORRECT THAT WE DID STAR IT BECAUSE IT'S NOT A TEA ACCOUNTABILITY GROUP.

I THINK WHAT WE HAVE HERE IS WE TOOK FROM A DIFFERENT DOCUMENT THAT THAT'S STARRING MEANS THAT THESE AREN'T TEA ACCOUNTABILITY GROUPS AND THAT STARRED [INAUDIBLE] THERE REALLY APPLIES TO EVERYTHING MOVING FORWARD WITH THE OTHER DATA.

I SEE YOU HAVE ANOTHER STAR ACTUALLY UP AT THE TOP AT THE 60%.

SO I THINK THAT'S THE STAR THAT HAS THE INSTRUCTIONS AT THE BOTTOM.

YEAH. TWO STARS.

SORRY. SO, I MEAN, THEN THOSE ARE CONCERNING NUMBERS.

YEAH, THEY ARE CONCERNING NUMBERS WITH WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW.

YOU'RE RIGHT. IS THERE A PLAN TO ADDRESS THOSE GROUPS IN PARTICULAR? I MEAN, THE AMOUNT OF RESOURCES AND WAYS THAT WE'RE WORKING TO GET MORE STUDENTS IDENTIFIED EARLY FOR DYSLEXIA, I THINK THAT'S THE MAIN WORK THAT WE HAVE LARGE GROUPS OF TEAMS THAT ARE UNDERTAKING, BUT YOU'RE RIGHT, AT THIS POINT, THE STUDENTS THAT ARE IDENTIFIED WITH DYSLEXIA EARLY ARE SHOWING UP IN THIS DATA AND THEY'RE STRUGGLING ON THEIR READING ASSESSMENTS.

AND IF--. I'M SORRY, I KNOW TRUSTEE BONE HAS A LIGHT ON FOR NEXT, BUT THIS IS JUST KIND OF LOOPING IN WITH THIS ONE.

IF I'M RECALLING BACK TO OUR SEPTEMBER 24TH BOARD GOAL WORKSHOP, THESE GOALS ON THE '22 GOAL WERE REALLY THE BASELINE OF WHERE THEY WERE IN THE SPRING OF 2019, IS THAT CORRECT? THAT'S CORRECT. I'D HAVE TO GO BACK AND LOOK AT THAT AS WELL, BECAUSE WE DID A LITTLE DIFFERENT FOR READING AND MATH, BUT THEY'RE ESSENTIALLY RIGHT AROUND THAT PIECE.

WE WERE KIND OF, NOT KNOWING WHAT THE EFFECTS OF THE PANDEMIC WERE GOING TO BE, WE MADE OUR FIRST YEAR GOAL NUMBERS JUST TO BE EQUAL TO WHERE WE WERE PRIOR TO THE PANDEMIC.

SO TO ME, IT MAY, AND MAYBE I'M NOT DRAWING A LOGICAL CONCLUSION HERE, BUT THIS MIGHT INDICATE WHAT POPULATIONS MAY HAVE ACTUALLY SUFFERED MORE THAN OTHERS AS A RESULT OF THE PANDEMIC AND VIRTUAL LEARNING AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

IS THAT POSSIBLY A LOGICAL CONCLUSION TO DRAW FROM THIS? AND--.

ACCURATELY, BUT I THINK STUDENTS WHO ARE STRUGGLING BEFORE OR PROBABLY STRUGGLED EVEN MORE DURING THE PANDEMIC.

YES. YEAH.

SORRY, I DIDN'T MEAN TO JUMP IN.

NEXT IS TRUSTEE BONE.

CAN WE CLARIFY SOMETHING THOUGH? BECAUSE AMY AND I WERE THE ONES THAT SET THESE ANNUAL GOALS, OR WORKED ON THAT, AND WE DIDN'T ACTUALLY SAY IN THE FIRST YEAR BACK WE WERE GOING TO MEET 2019 STANDARDS.

WE SAID THAT BY 2024, WE HOPE TO RECOVER ALL THE GROUND LOST BY 2024.

SO THESE DON'T REFLECT WHERE WE WERE PRIOR TO THE PANDEMIC.

THEY DO REFLECT AN INCREASE FROM THE LAST ASSESSMENT, BUT WE FELT LIKE IN ONE YEAR, ESPECIALLY A YEAR, THAT WASN'T COMPLETELY FREE OF THE PANDEMIC IN ANY WAY, SHAPE OR FASHION, THAT EXPECTING THAT WE WERE GOING TO RECOVER ALL THE LEARNING LOSS MADE OVER IN TWO YEARS, IN A YEAR THAT WAS, LIKE I JUST SAID, STILL AFFECTED BY THE PANDEMIC, WASN'T REALISTIC. AND SO WE ACTUALLY SET--.

WE TOOK THE NUMBERS FROM 2019 AND SAID THAT WE WOULD BE BACK THERE BY 2024.

SO THAT'S JUST--.

DO I REMEMBER THAT CORRECTLY, AMY? I THINK SO, BUT I WOULD GO WITH WHAT YOU SAID.

I BELIEVE YOU REMEMBER THAT CORRECTLY AS WELL, I JUST WANT TO CONFIRM THAT BEFORE--.

BECAUSE THEY WERE A LITTLE DIFFERENT WITH READING AND MATH.

SO I JUST WANTED TO CONFIRM.

YEAH, THE MATH WAS DIFFERENT--.

ACTUALLY, I HAD ANOTHER QUESTION REAL QUICK-- AND JUST A REMINDER TO YOU, LIKE AT THOSE MEETINGS, WE DIDN'T SET TARGETS.

IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY, AGAIN, I'D HAVE TO GO BACK--.

DYSLEXIA AND 504 AT THAT POINT, I BELIEVE THEY'RE NOT PART OF THE ACCOUNTABILITY GROUP.

SO I DON'T BELIEVE WE SET THE TARGETS THERE.

THAT'S POSSIBLE, I DON'T RECALL IT EXACTLY.

REALLY QUICK QUESTION ABOUT THE MATH, THOUGH.

WHERE IS THE--.

WE, I KNOW, PART OF THE REASON WHY WE DIDN'T HAVE ANY MINUTES FOR FEBRUARY IS THAT WE HAD COME OFF OF A REALLY TOUGH COUPLE OF MONTHS AND WE HADN'T NECESSARILY--.

HADN'T BEEN ABLE TO GIVE THE MIDYEAR ASSESSMENT TO ALL THE STUDENTS, SO YOU SENT IT TO THE BOARD AND THEN YOU SAID THAT IT WOULD BE AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE.

CAN YOU LET US KNOW WHERE THAT IS ON THE WEBSITE? SO IF WE WANT TO SAY, OKAY, THIS IS MATH AND READING, THIS IS WHERE YOU CAN FIND THIS INFORMATION. YEAH, WE'LL SEND THAT TO EVERYBODY.

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I THINK IT'S GOING OUT IN ONE OF THE NEXT E-NEWS TO THE COMMUNITY, BUT I'LL MAKE SURE YOU GUYS ALL GET IT. SO WE'RE READY TO SHARE THAT.

THANK YOU. TRUSTEE BONE.

THANK YOU. FIRST, I ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE BEGINNING OF YEAR, THE MIDYEAR, ALL OF THEM HAVE GONE UP, SO I THINK THAT'S A REAL POSITIVE.

I LOVE TO SEE THAT.

AND THEN I KIND OF WANTED TO TALK ABOUT AND THIS GOES BACK, I APPRECIATE AMY, TRUSTEE WEIR, WHAT YOU ASKED FOR BECAUSE I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SEE THESE BROKEN DOWN.

BUT WE'VE ALWAYS WE HAVE LOOKED AT THIS STUDENT GROUPS, BUT THE INTERESTING THING TO ME IS THAT IT WASN'T IN THIS PRESENTATION, BUT AS TRUSTEE WEIR POINTED OUT, WE HAVE A SUPPLEMENT DOCUMENT.

I THINK IT'S POSTED ONLINE WITH THE AGENDA TOO.

I'M NOT SURE IF IT IS NOW, BUT WE GOT IT IN AN EMAIL JUST SO IF THE COMMUNITY WANTS TO SEE IT. BUT THE INTERESTING THING TO ME IS THE CAMPUS, BECAUSE THIS BOARD, I THINK, ACTUALLY ALL AGREE THAT DISPARITIES IS ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO CHANGE AND THE THING THAT'S INTERESTING TO ME IS THE DISPARITIES ARE ACTUALLY MORE INTERESTING TO ME FROM THE CAMPUS LEVEL, BECAUSE IF YOU LOOK AT EVEN THE STUDENT GROUPS AND THE POPULATION, THE LOWEST CAMPUS LEVEL IS ACTUALLY LOWER THAN ANY STUDENT GROUP OTHER THAN OUR DYSLEXIA AND OUR--. ACTUALLY OUR DYSLEXIA.

SO EVEN THE SPED GROUPS, WE HAVE CAMPUSES, FOR EXAMPLE, IN KINDERGARTEN THAT ARE ONLY LIKE AT 15%, WHICH IS LOWER THAN ANY OF OUR KINDERGARTEN.

AND THEN WE ALSO HAVE CAMPUSES AT SECOND GRADE THAT ARE AT 19%, AND AGAIN, I THINK THAT WAS LOWER THAN ANY OF OURS, ANY OF THESE STUDENT GROUPS EXCEPT DYSLEXIA.

SO I GUESS WHAT I'M ASKING IS FOR ONE THING, DO YOU GUYS LOOK AT-- I KNOW YOU LOOK AT THE CAMPUSES, BUT IS THERE SPECIFIC TARGETING OF THESE CAMPUSES TO PULL THEM UP? I MEAN, I KNOW WE WANT EVERYBODY TO BE PULLED UP, BUT THESE DISPARITIES ARE VERY LARGE.

OH, WE DEFINITELY USE THIS DATA TO WHERE TO PLACE HUMAN RESOURCES, YOU KNOW, WHERE DIFFERENT TYPES OF INSTRUCTIONAL COACHING SUPPORT, INTERVENTION, SUPPORT.

SO WITH THESE MID-YEAR, DO YOU GUYS NOW TARGET THESE CERTAIN CAMPUSES MAYBE THAT HAVE THE LOWER SCORES? ARE THERE THINGS THAT YOU'VE DONE? CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THOSE THINGS THAT YOU ALL ARE ACTIVELY DOING AND KIND OF GO INTO THAT A LITTLE BIT? SURE.

AND MARY ANN MIGHT SWITCH PLACES HERE WITH ERICA.

MARY ANN IS OUR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF TEACHING AND LEARNING.

SHE WORKS WITH OUR DIRECTORS OF ACADEMICS.

THEY WORK WITH OUR INSTRUCTIONAL COACHES AND AS WELL AS OUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DEPARTMENT DOES A LOT OF THE LEADERSHIP WORK WITH THE NEW TEACHERS AND OUR INTERVENTIONISTS. AND I WILL SAY THAT MOST OF OUR--.

AS OUR AREA SUPERINTENDENTS MEET WITH PRINCIPALS ABOUT THE DATA AND IDENTIFY NEEDS, IT'S ALMOST LIKE A NONSTOP NEEDS ASSESSMENT THAT HAPPENS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, BUT EVEN MORE SO ONCE DATA LIKE THIS COMES OUT AND THEN THEY ESSENTIALLY TAKE THE--.

WE LOOK AT THE DATA, WE TALK WITH THEM ABOUT IT, WE IDENTIFY ADDITIONAL NEEDS, AND THEN WE CAN EITHER ADD PROGRAMS, USUALLY DON'T ADD TOO MANY PROGRAMS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR--. OR I'M SORRY, IN THE MIDDLE OF YEAR, BUT, YOU KNOW, MARY ANN'S GOING TO TALK ABOUT SOME SPECIFICS.

BUT AGAIN, I THINK THE NUMBER ONE THING THAT WE'LL CONTINUE TO SEE THE GROWTH THAT WE HAVE SEEN FROM BEGINNING TO MIDDLE THROUGHOUT THE REST OF THE YEAR IS PREDICTABILITY AND CONSISTENCY FOR OUR SYSTEMS TO WORK.

THAT'S THE NUMBER--. LIKE I CAN'T SAY IT TOO MANY TIMES.

IT'S THE NUMBER ONE THING THAT OUR CAMPUSES NEED.

I THINK WE'RE STARTING TO SEE THAT GROWTH, BUT KIDS ON CAMPUS AND TEACHERS AND CLASSROOMS, YOU KNOW, IS THE NUMBER ONE THING THAT WE JUST NEED FOR OUR SYSTEMS ARE BUILT FOR THAT. THEY'RE NOT BUILT FOR THE TYPES OF INCONSISTENCIES THAT WE'VE HAD.

BUT DO YOU WANT TO HEAR ANYTHING ELSE? SURE. WELL, I THINK--.

HI, GOOD EVENING. I THINK RYAN GAVE A PRETTY GOOD SUMMARY, BUT IT IS A CONSISTENT PROCESS THAT WE GO THROUGH.

AND YOU CAN SEE LOOKING AT THE DATA FROM THE DIFFERENT CAMPUSES, EVERY CAMPUS IS IN A VERY UNIQUE CONTEXT, AND SO IT REALLY TAKES THE TIME ON THE PART OF SEVERAL PEOPLE AND TEAMS. SO AREA SUPERINTENDENTS, DIRECTORS OF ACADEMICS MEETING WITH CAMPUS LEADERS, INSTRUCTIONAL COACHES AND ESPECIALLY TEACHERS, THEY'RE THE ONES THAT ARE CLOSEST TO OUR STUDENTS. THEY'RE THE ONES THAT HAVE THE STORIES BEHIND WHERE THE DATA IS AND WHAT IT MEANS. AND AT THE CAMPUS LEVEL, THEY WILL TAKE THIS DATA AND BREAK IT DOWN INTO SKILLS SO THAT WE REALLY UNDERSTAND AT THIS PARTICULAR CAMPUS THERE MAY BE A SPECIFIC SUBSET OF SKILLS ON THIS TEST THAT REALLY NEED MORE FOCUS, AND SO THEY'LL BE WORKING IN THAT WORK.

AND SO WHAT WE DO THEN IS COMMUNICATE BACK UPWARDS IN THAT FLOW OF COMMUNICATION.

IT GOES BOTH WAYS. SO TO COMMUNICATE BACK UPWARDS, WE NEED THIS RESOURCE.

WE NEED ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONAL COACHING TO TARGET THESE PARTICULAR AREAS TO WORK WITH THIS SET OF STUDENTS.

AND SO THEY JUST WILL CONTINUALLY USE DATA LIKE THIS TO CHANGE THE PROCESSES THAT THEY ALREADY HAVE ON CAMPUS, BUT ALSO TO LET US KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IT IS THAT WE NEED TO DO TO PROVIDE AND MEET THE NEEDS.

I APPRECIATE THAT. I GUESS I WOULD ASK MY COLLEAGUES GOING FORWARD, WHEN WE LOOK AT THESE GOALS, I THINK WE MIGHT WANT TO ACTUALLY SET SOME GOALS AROUND MINIMUM CAMPUS LEVELS AND THE DISPARITIES, BECAUSE IT'S A LITTLE CONCERNING TO ME THAT IF I HAVE A SECOND GRADER

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THAT IT MIGHT DETERMINE THE CAMPUS THAT THEY'RE ON, THAT THEIR LITERACY IS AT 19%, AND SO I JUST, I MEAN, WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT, I KNOW WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THE GROUPS, AND I FEEL LIKE THAT'S THE SAME, BUT I THINK SINCE I'M SEEING AND I GUESS WE COULD GO BACK AND HISTORICALLY, LOOK, IF THIS IS TRUE, THAT CAMPUS, LIKE THE CAMPUS THAT YOU'RE STUDENT ON, MAY ACTUALLY BE A BIGGER FACTOR THAN EVEN YOUR GROUP THAT YOU'RE IN.

SO I JUST I'M ASKING MY COLLEAGUES TO MAYBE KEEP THAT IN MIND WHEN WE GO BACK AND DO OUR GOALS. AND I THINK TO THAT POINT, I MEAN, I KNOW MR. COVINGTON HAD WE FILLED OUT OUR THING FOR OUR BUDGET, BUT TO ME, WHEN I THINK ABOUT WHERE OUR PRIORITIES ARE, IT'S THAT, RIGHT? IT'S SAYING THESE CAMPUSES REALLY HAVE A PROBLEM AND NEED MORE HELP.

AND SO IT'S NOT JUST GENERALLY, YOU KNOW, WE'RE GOING TO PUT MORE INTO TEACHING AND LEARNING. THERE ARE CAMPUSES THAT DESPERATELY NEED MORE THAN OTHER CAMPUSES.

SO I GUESS THAT'S TO DR.

PRESLEY AND MR. COVINGTON THAT I WOULD HOPE THAT IT'S NOT JUST OUR STRATEGIC PLAN.

YOU KNOW, THE WHOLE LSG MODEL IS REALLY BASED ON THESE BOARD GOALS AND THESE ARE OUR GOALS AND I WOULD HOPE THAT WE KIND OF CAN FOCUS ON THAT.

I TOTALLY AGREE.

YEAH. JUST BECAUSE I'LL THROW THIS OUT SO YOU GUYS GET SOME NUMBERS, IN SECOND GRADE, THE DISPARITY BETWEEN THE HIGHEST AND LOWEST LEVEL CAMPUS IS 72%.

WE HAVE A CAMPUS AT 91% LITERACY FOR SECOND GRADE AND WE HAVE ONE THAT'S AT 19%.

AND THAT JUST--.

AND LIKE I SAID, I THINK WE JUST NEED TO TAKE TO NOTE THAT IT'S ACTUALLY LOWER THAN ANY OF THOSE OTHER NUMBERS EXCEPT DYSLEXIA.

SO, AGAIN, I JUST THINK PARENTS WOULD WANT TO, YOU KNOW, THE COMMUNITY WANTS TO KNOW THAT IF I SEND MY KID TO THE SCHOOL, YOU KNOW, THEY SHOULD BE GETTING A, YOU KNOW, THEIR LITERACY, I WOULD HOPE, WOULD BE SIMILAR TO THE LITERACY IN THEIR GROUP ACROSS [INAUDIBLE]. SO I THINK THAT'S WHAT I'M SAYING--.

AND I THINK IF WE TOO GET INTO THAT WHOLE CONSTRAINT PART OF LSG, YOU KNOW, WHERE THERE'S NO DS, THERE'S NO FS THAT PUTS THAT ADDITIONAL PRESSURE ON THAT, YOU KNOW, WHAT YOU'RE SAYING TO REALLY FOCUS ON THOSE CAMPUSES.

TRUSTEE BONE, I WILL SAY THAT THAT GETS TO THE HEART OF AN EQUITY DISCUSSION WHERE EACH CAMPUS DOESN'T GET THE SAME SLICE OF THE PIE.

IF YOU'VE GOT A CAMPUS AT 91%, THEY DON'T NEED THE SAME SLICE OF THE PIE AS SOMEBODY AT 19%. SO I THINK IT'S VERY, VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU BRING THAT UP, AND I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE AS A BOARD FOCUS ON THAT, AND WE WILL BE HAVING A TEAM OF EIGHT DISCUSSION AND BOARD GOALS DISCUSSION NOW THAT SUPERINTENDENT AZAIEZ IS BACK AND WE CAN FINALIZE THESE GOALS AND AT THAT TIME WE'LL BE ABLE TO LOOK AT MAKING ANY KIND OF MODIFICATIONS AND ADJUSTMENTS.

BECAUSE I THINK IT IS A VERY, VERY CRITICAL POINT THAT YOU BRING UP.

AND I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY, WE 100% DO DIFFERENTIATE THE AMOUNT OF SUPPORT, THE AMOUNT OF RESOURCES THAT GO TO DIFFERENT CAMPUSES BASED ON THIS DATA, BASED ON A NUMBER OF DATA POINTS. MY POINT, AND I DIDN'T MEAN TO IMPLY THAT, IS THAT WE MAY NEED TO GIVE YOU MORE.

RIGHT. I MEAN, THAT IS ON US IF YOU NEED MORE.

NEXT IS TRUSTEE WESTON.

OKAY. SO I THINK YOU GUYS ARE KIND OF LEADING UP TO WHERE I WAS GOING, THE THINGS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HERE, YOU KNOW, THESE ARE--.

NONE OF THE STUFF IS IN A VACUUM.

IT'S ALL TIED TOGETHER.

ANYBODY WHO'S BEEN IN CHARGE OF A FAMILY BUDGET, SMALL BUSINESS UNDERSTANDS THAT WHEN YOU SPEND MONEY ON ONE THING, YOU CAN'T SPEND IT ON SOMETHING ELSE.

WHEN WE SPEND $2 MILLION ON LEGAL FEES, WE CAN'T INVEST IT INTO OUR CLASSROOMS. IT'S ALL TIED TOGETHER.

I REMEMBER WHEN I WAS A COMMUNITY MEMBER SITTING HERE AND LISTENING TO THE EQUITY TASK FORCE DO A BRIEFING TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES AT THE TIME, AND THEY REALLY DRILLED DOWN AND GAVE US SOME GOOD INFORMATION.

I WISH I COULD REMEMBER THE MONTH, DATE AND YEAR OF THAT PRESENTATION, BUT, AND RYAN, TELL ME IF YOU THINK THIS HAS CHANGED, BUT WHAT THEY POINTED OUT AT THE TIME IS THAT OUR LEAST EXPERIENCED TEACHERS ARE USUALLY, I SEE TIFFANY NODDING, ARE USUALLY ON OUR LOWEST PERFORMING CAMPUSES.

AM I REMEMBERING THAT RIGHT? AND SO IT'S ALL TIED TOGETHER.

IT'S HUMAN RESOURCES, IT'S FINANCE, IT'S--.

I SEE HEADS NODDING, IT'S LEGAL.

IT'S EVERYTHING. I MEAN, YOU GUYS WOULD, YOU KNOW, IF WE COULD DIVERT MORE OF OUR MONEY BACK TO THE CLASSROOM, I THINK YOU GUYS WOULD TAKE IT AND YOU WOULD RUN WITH IT AND YOU WOULD DO GREAT WORK WITH IT AND IT WOULD BE REFLECTED IN WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT AND MORE OF OUR STUDENTS WOULD BE LITERATE AND MORE OF OUR STUDENTS WOULD PASS THE ALGEBRA ONE EXAM WHEN THEY GET TO THE HIGH SCHOOL.

SO WHAT I'M MINDFUL OF AND WHAT I THINK ABOUT WHEN I LOOK AT THIS IS THE THINGS THAT IS WITHIN THE POWER OF THIS BOARD TO ADDRESS, BECAUSE I THINK OUR STAFF IS DOING WHAT THEY CAN WITH THE RESOURCES THEY'VE BEEN GIVEN.

TRUSTEE VESSA?

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I WILL SAY IN REGARDS TO THAT, WOULD YOU CONSIDER COACHING AND ALL THOSE THINGS THAT YOU SAID THAT YOU USE AS SUPPORTS FOR CAMPUS TO BE CONSIDERED A PART OF THE CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION BUDGET? IS THAT PART OF THAT BUDGET? WHEN YOU COME IN AND YOU GIVE SUPPORTS TO CAMPUSES, IS THAT CONSIDERED CLASSROOM EXPENDITURES OR IS THAT CONSIDERED LIKE IN ANOTHER CATEGORY? I DON'T KNOW ON THE OFFICIAL BUDGET, MAYBE WHERE IT LANDS OR WHAT YOU'D SEE ON A REPORT, BUT I'D SAY THAT I MEAN, PICTURE WE HAVE A LOT OF NEWER TEACHERS IN THE CLASSROOM AND THE ABILITY TO HAVE A COACH SIT DOWN.

WE TALK ABOUT THE BENCHMARK PHONICS KITS, YOU KNOW, AN EXPERT IN HOW TO USE THAT EFFECTIVELY WITH STUDENTS AND HAVE SOMEBODY THERE TO BE ABLE TO SIT DOWN WITH THAT NEW TEACHER AND SHOW THEM HOW TO DO IT OR MODEL IT FOR THEM OR TEACH THE LESSON FOR THE CLASS, YOU KNOW, SO THAT TEACHER CAN LEARN DIRECTLY FROM THEM.

THAT'S 100% CLASSROOM-- BENEFITING THE STUDENTS IN THAT CLASSROOM, EVEN THOUGH THE THAT PERSON'S SALARY CODE MIGHT SIT, YOU KNOW, NOT IN A CLASSROOM EXPENSE.

BUT I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU CAN SAY THAT THAT'S NOT A CLASSROOM BENEFIT.

TRUSTEE WEIR? OKAY. TRUSTEE HARRISON? GOING IN A LITTLE BIT OF A DIFFERENT DIRECTION, BUT WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT READING ACADEMIES, YOU SAID THAT YOU FELT THEY ARE ACTUALLY HELPFUL.

WHAT PERCENTAGE OF OUR EDUCATORS THAT ARE REQUIRED, AND I THINK IN ROUND ROCK WE DO MORE THAN REQUIRED? CORRECT.

WHAT PERCENTAGE HAVE FINISHED THAT AND WHAT PERCENTAGE STILL NEED TO COMPLETE IT? SO I DON'T HAVE THE COMPLETE NUMBERS OF WHO'S LIKE WHAT PERCENTAGE IS ON TRACK RIGHT NOW? BUT I KNOW THAT ESSENTIALLY WE'RE AT ABOUT HALF OF OUR CAMPUSES WILL BE DONE BY THE END OF THIS YEAR AND THE OTHER HALF WILL FINISH IT UP NEXT YEAR.

AND DO YOU HAVE LIKE A NUMBER TOTAL ABOUT ROUGHLY HOW MANY EDUCATORS THAT IS? I'D HAVE TO--.

I CAN GET THAT TO YOU GUYS, BUT IT'S--.

I DON'T KNOW, WE HAVE ABOUT 3000 TEACHERS PER GRADE LEVEL.

OKAY. THANK YOU.

YEAH. CAN I ACTUALLY FOLLOW UP ON THAT REALLY QUICK AND JUST ASK, IS THERE ANY DATA THAT SHOWS-- IT WAS 3000 STUDENTS PER GRADE LEVEL.

YEAH, SORRY. [LAUGHTER] IT'S ABOUT 300 TEACHERS PER GRADE LEVEL.

I'M NOT THE HR GUY.

I KNOW EDDIE'S NEXT.

BUT I WAS JUST GOING TO--.

YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

I WAS JUST GOING TO ASK IF THOSE CAMPUSES THAT ARE DONE AND HAVE COMPLETED THE LITERACY TRAINING, IS THERE DATA WHERE YOU CAN SEE HOW THOSE STUDENTS ARE DOING-- SPEAKERS]? WE COULD PULL THAT APART.

I THINK RIGHT NOW, A LOT OF THAT'S ANECDOTAL IN TALKING TO THEM.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU'VE TALKED WITH ANY OF THE TEACHERS OR HAVE ANYTHING TO ADD TO THAT.

I THINK ONE OF THE DIFFICULTIES WHILE THEY'RE GOING THROUGH READING ACADEMIES IS THE TIME COMMITMENT THAT IT TAKES, AND SO YOU--.

IN ANY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, THERE'S A CERTAIN AMOUNT THAT YOU CAN SPEND ON THE ACTUAL TRAINING ITSELF, AND THEN YOU HAVE TO HAVE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF PRACTICE AFTER THAT TO REALLY BE ABLE TO CHANGE YOUR PRACTICE.

AND SO I THINK THAT IF WE'RE GOING TO LOOK AT RESULTS OF THE READING ACADEMY, I DON'T THINK IT'S JUST WHEN THEY END, I THINK IT WOULD BE A MULTI-YEAR LOOK, BUT WE DO HAVE A MULTIYEAR PLAN FOR SUPPORT AS WELL.

SO WE'RE LOOKING AT REALLY FOCUSING COACHING AND MORE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR CAMPUSES THAT HAVE GONE THROUGH READING ACADEMIES, BUT IN A VERY JOB EMBEDDED KIND OF WAY. THAT'S A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT THAN THE WAY THE READING ACADEMIES LOOK SO THAT IT'S ACTUAL, LIKE RYAN WAS TALKING ABOUT COACHING EARLIER, IT'S ACTUALLY SOMETHING THAT WOULD BE A SIDE BY SIDE WITH TEACHERS RATHER THAN GOING THROUGH A MODULE AND THEN TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE TIME TO IMPLEMENT IT INTO YOUR PRACTICE.

IT'S DEFINITELY YOU KNOW, WE'VE HEARD ANECDOTAL THINGS FROM TEACHERS FOR SURE ABOUT SOME OF THE LEARNING THAT THEY'VE DONE AND SOME OF THE THINGS THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO IMPLEMENT, BUT IT JUST TAKES TIME.

SO I THINK THAT IS ONE THING. NEXT YEAR WE CAN LOOK WHEN WE'RE SITTING HERE--.

EXCUSE ME, SITTING HERE TALKING ABOUT THE SAME DATA.

WE'LL HAVE HALF OF OUR CAMPUSES THAT HAVE COMPLETED ESSENTIALLY IN THAT FIRST YEAR OF IMPLEMENTATION READING ACADEMY, SO WE SHOULD SEE SOME DIFFERENTIATION THEN.

I JUST WANT TO BE TRANSPARENT THE REASON WHY I'M ASKING, BECAUSE I KNOW THIS IS AN UNFUNDED MANDATE AND I KNOW THAT IT TAKES A LOT OF TEACHER TIME.

SO, YOU KNOW, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT GOALS, BUT OUR PURPOSE FOR GOALS IS TO DECIDE HOW WE'RE GOING TO SPEND OUR MONEY AND THE BUDGET.

AND I KNOW WE WANT TO MAKE MORE CONTRIBUTIONS TO DIRECT CLASSROOM IMPACT AND I AM LISTENING TO TEACHER RETENTION AND WE'LL GET TO THAT LATER, BUT THIS IS ALL KIND OF INTERWOVEN BECAUSE I THINK WE NEED TO LOOK AT WHAT'S POSSIBLE.

LIKE WHEN TEACHERS COMPLETE THAT READING ACADEMY ARE THEY ELIGIBLE FOR STIPEND? I KNOW SOME DISTRICTS ARE DOING THAT, SO I JUST WANTED TO KIND OF GET SOME CONTEXT FOR HOW MANY EDUCATORS THAT WILL ULTIMATELY BE.

YEAH. SO YOU'RE ONLY REQUIRED K THROUGH THREE--.

[COUGH] EXCUSE ME, WE DO HAVE K THROUGH FIVE PRETTY MUCH ALL TEACHERS ON CAMPUS GOING THROUGH IT BECAUSE IT'S, YOU KNOW, IT'S NOT LIKE WE DON'T HAVE STUDENTS IN THE UPPER GRADE LEVELS THAT ARE STILL LEARNING TO READ, YOU KNOW, AND IT'S JUST VALUABLE LEARNING

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FOR TEACHERS EVEN AT THOSE UPPER GRADE LEVELS AND IT ALLOWS THEM TO BE ABLE TO MOVE GRADE LEVELS. SO IT'S A--.

THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS THAT WE'VE DONE THAT WITH ALL TEACHERS.

TRUSTEE BONE? ACTUALLY, TIFFANY GAVE ME A GREAT ENTRANCE INTO WHAT I WAS GOING TO ASK, SO WE MUST BE ON THE SAME WAVELENGTH.

WE ARE GETTING READY TO GO INTO OUR BUDGET DISCUSSIONS AND I KNOW ONE THING THAT WE'RE SUPPOSED TO DO IS TIE OUR GOALS TO THE BUDGET, AND I WAS WONDERING, YOU KNOW, WHAT KIND OF ANALYSIS HAS BEEN DONE OR WHAT KIND OF ANALYSIS CAN BE DONE TO HELP US TIE OUR BUDGET AND TIE SOME OF THE THINGS THAT YOU ALL MIGHT WANT TO DO AND PROPOSE TO US IN THE BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR TO GET THESE LITERACY GOALS TO WHERE WE WANT THEM TO BE.

WELL, I'D SAY THAT WE'RE ABOUT TO INTERNALLY JUMP INTO A COLLABORATIVE, COMPREHENSIVE NEEDS ASSESSMENT, THAT WE'LL BE WORKING WITH CAMPUSES AND OUR DEPARTMENTS TO IDENTIFY KIND OF A PLANNING FOR NEXT YEAR.

WE TALKED ABOUT A DISTRICT IMPROVEMENT PLAN A FEW MONTHS AGO.

WE'RE GOING TO START THE DEVELOPMENT OF THAT FOR NEXT YEAR, AND WITHIN THAT, WE'LL BE TYING A LOT OF THE DIFFERENT STRATEGIES AND PROGRAMS THAT WE'RE IMPLEMENTING TO FUNDING AT THE OVERALL BUDGET BOARD LEVEL.

AND I THINK WE CAN DEFINITELY, AS WE MOVE DOWN THAT ROAD, LOOK AT WAYS THAT WE COULD TIE, YOU KNOW, MORE SPECIFICITY WITH THE WAY THAT MONEY IS IS FUNDED THERE.

I WILL SAY AGAIN THAT, THOUGH, AFTER THIS YEAR WITH THAT, I'M SORRY, KEEP TALKING ABOUT STABILITY AND CONSISTENCY AND PREDICTABILITY, BUT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THE SAME INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS THEY TALKED ABOUT BENCHMARK.

WE'VE HAD THAT ENOUGH NOW, ENOUGH TIME NOW YOU KNOW THAT IT'S IMPLEMENTED, WE'LL HAVE A CONSISTENT SCREENER, WE'LL HAVE THAT CONSISTENCY WHERE WE CAN TIE A PROGRAM TO AN OUTCOME. YOU KNOW, BEFORE IT'S HARD TO MAKE THAT CORRELATION, YOU KNOW, WHEN IT HASN'T BEEN IMPLEMENTED BECAUSE OF THE, YOU KNOW, TEACHER CHANGES AND PANDEMIC RELATED THINGS THAT WE'VE BEEN DEALING WITH LAST COUPLE OF YEARS.

I GUESS IT GOES BEYOND PROGRAMS, THOUGH, FOR ME, BECAUSE IT GOES TO THINGS LIKE TRUSTEE WESTON WAS TALKING ABOUT.

I KNOW THERE'S BEEN TALK IN THE PAST THAT'S BEEN THROWN AROUND OF ACTUALLY PAYING TEACHERS THAT ARE IN SOME OF THESE LOWER PERFORMING SCHOOLS AND ACTUALLY PAYING THEM MORE TO GO INTO THESE SCHOOLS SO THAT WE GET THE MORE EXPERIENCED TEACHERS AND GET THEM TO STAY AT THESE LOW PERFORMING SCHOOLS.

I THINK I WOULD HAVE BROAD SUPPORT OF THESE KIND OF CREATIVE IDEAS.

I SEE HEADS NODDING.

SO I GUESS THOSE ARE THE KINDS OF THINGS I WAS LOOKING FOR TIED IN WITH THE BUDGET, AND WE'RE NOT IN THE LOWER LEVEL BUDGET PROCESS.

IT ALWAYS RISES UP TO US.

SO I GUESS I'M JUST SAYING THIS, THAT YOU GUYS CAN HEAR THAT WE WOULD--.

I WOULD LIKE THESE TIED AND I THINK I WAS SEEING HEADS NOD THAT WE'D ALL LIKE TO SEE THESE GOALS TIED AND THESE KIND OF, YOU KNOW, MAYBE OUT OF THE BOX TYPE OF THINKING OR MAYBE IT'S NOT SO OUT OF THE BOX, BUT IT'S JUST THINGS THAT WE HAVEN'T DONE HERE BEFORE JUST TO GET THESE GOALS TO WHERE WE WANT THEM TO BE AND ACTUALLY, YOU KNOW, GET SOME OF THESE CAMPUSES AT A HIGHER LEVEL.

DR. BONE, CAN I TAG IN ON THAT? SO I THINK THAT IT GETS A LITTLE DICEY HERE BECAUSE IT BECOMES THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MANAGEMENT AND GOVERNANCE.

HOWEVER, AND I WANT TO PUT IT OUT HERE, AND I KNOW OUR SUPERINTENDENT IS NOT HERE, AND DR. PRESSLEY, I KNOW YOU'LL HEAR THIS, LIKE LAST YEAR.

I DON'T KNOW HOW TO GET TO WHAT DO CAMPUSES NEED? LIKE WHAT DOES AN INDIVIDUAL CAMPUS NEED? SO I THINK I'VE GIVEN THIS EXAMPLE BEFORE, LIKE A MIDDLE SCHOOL, MIDDLE SCHOOLS DON'T GET LATE BUSSES. I KNOW THAT'S DIFFICULT, BUT THERE ARE CERTAIN MIDDLE SCHOOLS THAT WOULD REALLY BENEFIT FROM A LATE BUS BECAUSE THOSE STUDENTS CAN THEN GO TO AFTER SCHOOL TUTORIALS AND THEY'RE INHIBITED BY HAVING TO RIDE THE BUS.

SO AT WHAT POINT CAN WE GET INFORMATION, NOT SO THAT WE COULD MANAGE, BUT SO THAT WE COULD GOVERN THROUGH BUDGET ABOUT WHAT INDIVIDUAL CAMPUSES REALLY NEED? LIKE HOW DO WE DEVELOP THAT PARTNERSHIP THAT'S NOT OVERSTEPPING OUR BOUNDS? WELL, I THINK WE DON'T HAVE A STANDING RULE THAT MIDDLE SCHOOLS CAN'T HAVE LATE BUSSES.

WE HAVE HAD MIDDLE SCHOOLS THAT WE RUN LATE BUSSES FOR DIFFERENT TYPES OF PROGRAMING, BUT JUST LIKE WE DID LAST YEAR WHEN WE THOUGHT WE WERE COMING OUT OF THE PANDEMIC AND THEN KIND OF WENT BACK IN THE PANDEMIC A LITTLE BIT, WE ASKED OUR PRINCIPALS, WHAT WOULD YOU NEED TO GET CAUGHT UP? SO THAT'S, TO ME, THAT'S THE GENESIS OF THE QUESTION IS ASKING THE CAMPUS, WHAT DO YOU FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE TO HAVE TO BE SUCCESSFUL? AND THIS BOARD GRANTED EVERYTHING, ALMOST EVERYTHING THAT WAS ASKED FOR.

AND SO WE VET THAT THROUGH CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION, MAKE SURE WHAT THEY'RE ASKING FOR FITS IN OUR PROGRAMING, BUT THE ROUND ROCK SCHOOL BOARD IS NEVER, IN MY EXPERIENCE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS, HAS NEVER PULLED--.

ANYTIME WE ASKED FOR FUNDING FOR SOMETHING, WE GET FUNDING FOR SOMETHING.

SO IT'S NEVER BEEN A LACK OF MAKING THINGS PROPRIETARY FOR CAMPUSES OR FOR PROGRAMS OR WHATEVER WE NEED.

THE CHALLENGES THAT WE HAVE ARE OUR SCHOOLS THAT ARE TRADITIONALLY IN AN ECONOMICALLY CHALLENGED SITUATION.

IT KIND OF DRIVES A LOT OF WHAT THEY PARTICIPATE IN AND WHAT THEY CAN PARTICIPATE IN, AND SO--. BUT IT HASN'T BEEN FROM A LACK OF TRYING TO PROVIDE PROGRAMING AFTER SCHOOL, ENRICHMENT AFTER SCHOOL, SATURDAY ACTIVITIES, YOU KNOW, SUMMER EXPERIENCES, ALL THAT.

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SO WE CONTINUE TO WORK WITH OUR PRINCIPALS AND I PROMISE YOU WE'LL BRING ANYTHING FORWARD THAT WE FIND THE MAGIC THING OUT THERE THAT WILL FIX ALL THIS THAT EVERY SCHOOL IS LOOKING FOR. WE CAN DO THAT, BUT WE WON'T BE RELUCTANT AT ALL.

AND I'M NOT SPEAKING FOR DR.

AZAIEZ, NOT HERE, BUT I DON'T THINK THE ADMINISTRATION WOULD BE RELUCTANT [INAUDIBLE] TO COME TO THIS BOARD AND SAY WHETHER IT'S NEXT MONTH OR WHETHER IT'S THIS SUMMER OR WHATEVER, AND SAY THIS IS REALLY, REALLY WHAT WE NEED TO SPEND MONEY ON ON THIS PARTICULAR CAMPUS.

I DO LIKE THE IDEA OF SOME DISTRICTS DO THAT, DR.

BONE, THAT YOU MENTIONED, OF INCENTIVIZING TEACHERS TO GET TO MAKE MORE MONEY ON CERTAIN CAMPUSES. AND I THINK THAT DOES MOVE THE NEEDLE A LITTLE BIT BECAUSE THE CIRCUMSTANCES ARE USUALLY MORE CHALLENGING.

YOU HAVE FURTHER TO BRING KIDS ALONG, AND SO--.

NOT THAT ALL OF OUR TEACHERS ACROSS THE DISTRICT WORK SUPER HARD.

BUT IN SOME OF THOSE UNIQUE SITUATIONS, IT MAY NOT BE AS ATTRACTIVE TO SOMEBODY, ESPECIALLY RECRUITING A TEACHER COMING IN FROM OUT OF DISTRICT OR--.

BUT WE HAVE OUR, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A TRANSFER WINDOW EVERY YEAR WHERE TEACHERS CAN MOVE FROM ONE CAMPUS TO ANOTHER, AND--.

BUT SOME OF OUR CAMPUSES WITH THE MOST CHALLENGES DO HAVE THE LESS EXPERIENCED TEACHERS.

SO. DR.

PRESLEY, CAN I PUSH BACK A TEENY BIT AND JUST SAY, COMING FROM A SCHOOL THAT WAS TITLE ONE, IS STILL TITLE ONE? I THINK SOMETIMES WHEN YOU'RE AT A SCHOOL THAT DOESN'T HAVE THE RESOURCES AND THE MONEY AND HAS THE STUDENT GROUPS THAT ARE STRUGGLING EVEN LIKE ON PTA, PEOPLE DON'T ASK FOR THE BIG STUFF WHEN YOU'RE AT THAT LEVEL, YOU'RE NOT--.

IF YOU ARE GETTING EVERYTHING AND I DON'T--.

THERE'S OTHER FEEDER PATTERNS THAT HAVE THESE FUNDS THAT THEIR PARENTS GIVE AND THEY'RE HIRING EXTRA TEACHERS AND ARE DOING ALL THAT AND THEY ASK FOR THE MOON, AND THEN YOU GO TO A SCHOOL THAT DOESN'T HAVE ANYTHING.

AND YOU MAY ASK THAT PRINCIPAL, WHAT DO YOU NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL? WELL, THEY'RE JUST ASKING FOR THE BASICS.

THEY'RE NOT GOING TO--.

[INAUDIBLE]. AND YOU START GETTING BEAT DOWN WHEN YOU'RE IN THAT SITUATION AND YOU STOP ASKING FOR BIG THINGS.

AND SO I GUESS MY LITTLE PLEA IS THAT SOMEHOW AND I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU DO IT, IF IT'S THAT YOU ASK ALL THE PRINCIPALS WHEN THEY'RE ALL TOGETHER SO THAT THOSE LOWER PERFORMING PRINCIPALS FROM THE LOWER PERFORMING SCHOOLS CAN SEE, THIS IS THE TYPE OF THING YOU CAN BE ASKING FOR AND YOU SHOULD BE ASKING FOR, BECAUSE I THINK SOMETIMES THAT THAT'S WHERE IT COMES FROM. AND EVEN THE TEACHERS AT THOSE SCHOOLS, I MEAN, HAVING DONE A WISH LIST AT A SCHOOL LIKE THAT, YOU KNOW, IT'S LIKE--.

TEACHERS AT OUR SISTER MIDDLE SCHOOLS ARE ASKING FOR HUGE THINGS, AND I HAD PEOPLE AT DEERPARK WHEN I WAS PTA PRESIDENT, YOU KNOW, THEY'RE ASKING FOR KLEENEX.

AND THAT'S THE DIFFERENCE.

RIGHT? AND LOTS OF TIMES YOU DO GET WHAT YOU ASK FOR, BUT IF YOU DON'T KNOW TO ASK FOR THE BIG STUFF AND YOU DON'T KNOW TO ASK BIG STUFF LIKE THAT, THEN IT'S NOT COMING TO YOUR CAMPUS. AND THAT'S WHY WE'VE GOT TO DO A REALLY GOOD JOB JUST WORKING WITH OUR PRINCIPALS TO MAKE SURE, YOU KNOW, THE SKY'S NOT THE LIMIT, BUT THE SKY'S [INAUDIBLE] THE LIMIT.

SOME OF YOU REMEMBER OUR INNOVATION GRANTS THAT WE IMPLEMENTED THREE OR FOUR YEARS AGO, AND WE HAD A LOT OF OUR SCHOOLS, YOU KNOW, BERKMAN, FOR EXAMPLE, YOU KNOW, USE THAT IN THE FINE ARTS WORLD, AND THEY MADE LEAPS AND BOUNDS JUST ON THE CULTURE OF THE SCHOOL AND GETTING MORE KIDS AND FAMILIES ENGAGED.

SO WE JUST WE'LL CONTINUE TO TALK TO OUR PRINCIPALS AND MAKE SURE THEY KNOW THAT WE'LL GET THEM WHATEVER THEY NEED.

CAN I JUST ADD--? THE CAVEAT TO ALL OF THIS IS THAT LAST YEAR, WHEN WE WENT THROUGH THE BUDGET PROCESS, I KNOW PRINCIPALS ASK FOR THINGS, BUT FOR ME AND I THINK I HAVE BROAD SUPPORT ON THIS, I NEED IT TIED BACK TO THESE GOALS BECAUSE I NEED TO UNDERSTAND WHEN THEY'RE ASKING FOR IT, AND I NEED--.

THAT'S THE ONLY WAY FOR ME TO DO THIS JOB UP HERE IS THAT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE CAMPUSES ALL UNDERSTAND THAT, ACTUALLY, FOR ME, WHEN I SET THESE NUMBERS ON THE GOALS AND I THINK WE ALL DO AND WE SAY 76% OR 73, WE ACTUALLY MEAN WE WANT ALL THE SCHOOLS, LIKE THAT'S THE GOAL FOR ALL THE SCHOOLS, ALL THE CAMPUSES.

AND SO EACH OF THOSE CAMPUSES NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT THAT'S REALLY THEIR NUMBER, AND IF YOU'RE AT 19%, YOU'VE GOT LIKE A 60% DIFFERENTIAL THAT YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO OVERCOME, AND SO ASK FOR THESE BIG THINGS.

AND I THINK THAT'S WHAT AMY WAS JUST SAYING, IS THAT SOMEHOW WE NEED TO COMMUNICATE AND WE NEED HELP FROM THE ADMINISTRATION TO COMMUNICATE DOWN TO THE CAMPUS LEVEL THAT THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES EXPECTS THESE NUMBERS ON YOUR CAMPUS, AND AND THEY'RE TELLING YOU TO ASK FOR THE MOON BECAUSE WE'RE ASKING YOU FOR THE MOON.

AND SO IF YOU CAN HELP US WITH THAT BY TYING THESE GOALS TO THESE REQUESTS THAT COME IN, THAT WOULD BE REALLY HELPFUL.

WELL, I THINK WE'RE EARLY IN THE BUDGET PROCESS STILL, AND I KNOW MR. COVINGTON WILL BE WORKING WITH US ALL THE WAY THROUGH THAT, BUT I DEFINITELY HEAR YOU TO--.

I THINK WE'LL DEFINITELY ABLE TO TIE AND MAKE THOSE CONNECTIONS, YOU KNOW, THAT WE'RE ALL LOOKING FOR. I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY THAT, I KNOW THAT YOU SAID THAT YOU SAID YOUR NUMBER LIKE THE BOARD EXPECTS, WHEN WE SET 73%, WE EXPECT THAT OF EVERY SINGLE CAMPUS.

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I MEAN, CERTAINLY THAT IS MY DESIRE, BUT I EXPECT SIGNIFICANT GROWTH ON EACH CAMPUS.

I DON'T NECESSARILY EXPECT A CAMPUS THAT'S CURRENTLY AT 19% IN ONE YEAR TO GROW TO THE DISTRICT AVERAGE.

I EXPECT TO SEE SIGNIFICANT GROWTH AT THAT CAMPUS, BUT I DON'T WANT TO SET UP OUR PRINCIPALS OR OUR TEACHERS FOR FEELING LIKE WE'RE--.

I MEAN, I'VE BEEN IN JOBS WHERE I HAD IMPOSSIBLE ASKS, WHERE I COULD HAVE WORKED 24/7 AND I NEVER WOULD HAVE BEEN ABLE TO MEET THE GOALS THAT WERE GIVEN TO ME.

AND I DON'T WANT TO MAKE ANYBODY FEEL LIKE THAT.

I'M LOOKING FOR SIGNIFICANT GROWTH AT THAT CAMPUS, UNDERSTANDING THAT EVERY CAMPUS HAS UNIQUE CHALLENGES AND EVERY STUDENT HAS UNIQUE CHALLENGES, AND THEY ARE MEETING WITH THEM WHERE THEY'RE AT, BUT WE'RE ASKING FOR, AT LEAST FOR ME, I MEAN, I'M NOT SPEAKING FOR THE BOARD, BUT FOR ME PERSONALLY, I'M LOOKING FOR SIGNIFICANT GROWTH FROM OUR STUDENTS AND FOR OUR CAMPUSES.

AND JUST TO SUMMARIZE WHAT I THINK I HEARD, TRUSTEE WESTON YOUR NEXT, BUT JUST TO SUMMARIZE WHAT I THINK I HEARD IS I THINK THIS BOARD WANTS MORE DETAIL ON THE $45 MILLION THAT'S THE CAMPUS BUDGET FUND.

AND MAYBE I DIDN'T HEAR THAT CORRECTLY, BUT TO SEE HOW IT IS ACTUALLY DIFFERENTIATED, BECAUSE I TOTALLY BELIEVE YOU, MR. SMITH, THAT EACH CAMPUS IS NOT GETTING THE SAME SLICE OF THE PIE, BUT WE DON'T SEE THAT LEVEL OF DETAIL.

IS THAT IS THAT MORE OF WHAT THIS BOARD IS LOOKING--.

NOT TO MANAGE THAT BUDGET, BUT OR MAYBE IT'S PART OF THE RESOURCES AT EACH SCHOOL, ACCORDING TO INSTRUCTIONAL AIDES OR MASTER TEACHERS OR--.

I WAS GONNA SAY, IT MAY BE MORE THAN THAT 45.

I MEAN, THAT'S A START, BUT THE HUMAN CAPITAL ISN'T IN THAT NUMBER.

SO I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE THE HUMAN CAPITAL THAT'S GOING TO BE-- I UNDERSTANDING THAT FROM THIS BOARD THAT THAT'S WHAT WE REALLY WANT TO LOOK AT, IS--? IT'S THAT BUT IT'S ALSO TYING IT TO THE GOAL.

LIKE, YOU KNOW, WE'RE WANTING TO GET, YOU KNOW, THESE CAMPUSES THAT ARE 19%, WE DEFINITELY WANT A BIGGER GROWTH, SO.

I THINK I HEAR WHAT YOU'RE SAYING, IT'S ALMOST LIKE A PROFILE OF THE WAY THAT WE'RE SUPPORTING CAMPUSES DIFFERENTLY.

YOU KNOW, ONE PIECE THAT MARY ANN AND I WORK WITH HOW WE DEPLOY THE INSTRUCTIONAL COACHES, RIGHT? SO WE COULD TIE THE FACT THAT WE DEPLOY INSTRUCTIONAL COACHES BASED ON A LOT OF THIS DATA. YOU KNOW, NOT THE SAME FOR EVERYBODY, WE DO IT BASED ON ON WHERE THE NEEDS ARE, AND WE COULD FIGURE OUT A WAY TO COMMUNICATE THAT BETTER.

MAYBE A DOLLAR PER STUDENT, YOU KNOW, AT EACH SCHOOL, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE YOU CAN'T SAY, WELL, THIS CAMPUS IS GETTING THIS AMOUNT OF MONEY AND THIS--.

BUT IF THEY DON'T HAVE THE SAME NUMBER OF STUDENTS, THEN YOU'RE NOT COMPARING APPLES TO APPLES. SO IF WE COULD BREAK IT DOWN SOMEHOW JUST TO HELP THIS BOARD UNDERSTAND, YOU KNOW, THAT WE'RE PUTTING OUR MONEY WHERE OUR MOUTH IS.

SO. I LIKE WHAT WHAT RYAN WAS SAYING.

LIKE, WHAT ARE THE ADDITIONAL SUPPORTS THAT THIS CAMPUS IS RECEIVING? LIKE, I THINK THAT THAT'S RELEVANT, AND BECAUSE A DOLLAR FIGURE PER STUDENT, I MEAN, GOSH, THAT REALLY STARTS GETTING GRANULAR.

BUT WHEN WE CAN REALLY TALK ABOUT THIS, THESE ARE ALL THE ADDITIONAL SUPPORTS THAT THIS CAMPUS IS RECEIVING IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE THE GROWTH THAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR, IN ORDER TO GIVE THEM THE SUPPORTS THAT THEY NEED, THAT THEY'VE IDENTIFIED OUR NEEDS.

I THINK THAT THAT TO ME WOULD BE, I AGREE WITH YOU, I THINK THAT THAT'S REALLY HELPFUL IN TERMS OF MAKING SURE THAT EVERY CAMPUS IS GETTING ALL THE SUPPORTS THEY NEED TO SUCCEED WITH THE UNIQUE CHALLENGES THAT EACH OF THEM ARE FACING.

TRUSTEE WESTON. THANK YOU.

I WANT TO ECHO WHAT TRUSTEE HARRISON, TRUSTEE WEIR AND TRUSTEE BONE ALL SAID.

THEY SAID IT PROBABLY BETTER THAN I COULD.

THE ONLY THING I WANT TO TIE TOGETHER WHAT YOU WERE SAYING, TRUSTEE FELLER, ABOUT WHAT-- . YOU'RE TRYING TO UNDERSTAND, WHAT THE BOARD IS ASKING FOR, I THINK FOR ME, IT KIND OF STARTS WITH WHERE TIFFANIE STARTED.

HOW CAN WE BEST EXERCISE OUR INFLUENCE, OUR PRIORITIES, OUR DESIRE TO MAKE THINGS BETTER AT LOW PERFORMING CAMPUSES WITHOUT CROSSING A LINE? RIGHT, TIFFANIE? SO THAT'S REALLY WHAT I WANT TO UNDERSTAND.

I WANT TO UNDERSTAND HOW DO WE DO THAT? BECAUSE I DON'T THINK ANY OF US WANT TO CROSS THAT LINE.

BUT WE, I THINK TO MARY'S POINT, WE WANT TO SEE IT TIED TO DATA, AND TO AMY'S POINT, YOU KNOW, SHE AND I, I BELIEVE, ARE THE ONLY TWO TRUSTEES UP HERE WHO ACTUALLY HAVE CHILDREN WHO HAVE GROWN UP ON TITLE ONE ROUND ROCK ISD CAMPUSES.

SO WE HAVE A PERSPECTIVE, AND SHE SPOKE TO IT, I'M NOT GOING TO REPEAT IT, BUT SHE SPOKE TO IT. SO THAT'S--.

DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

DR. PRESLEY, I SAW THAT YOU PUSHED YOUR LIGHT ON REAL QUICK.

NO, I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY, IT'S CLEARLY AN ADMINISTRATIVE--.

I MEAN, YOU GUYS SET THE GOALS AND YOU TELL THE SUPERINTENDENT THIS WHERE THE NEEDLE NEEDS

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TO MOVE, AND THEN IT'S OUR JOB TO COME UP WITH THE PLAN AND IF WE NEED MORE, WHAT I WAS SAYING EARLIER, WE WOULDN'T BE RELUCTANT OR I DON'T THINK THE SUPERINTENDENT BE RELUCTANT TO ASK FOR MORE.

AND THEN IN THE END, IF THE NEEDLE IS NOT MOVING, THEN, YOU KNOW, THAT'S WHEN YOU HAVE QUESTIONS WITH YOUR ONE EMPLOYEE, RIGHT? BUT I THINK IT WOULD KIND OF BE USE THE WORD CROSSING THE LINE.

YOU KNOW, IF YOU WERE TELLING US YOU NEED TO BUY THIS PROGRAM OR YOU NEED TO PUT TWO MORE TEACHERS OVER HERE OR WE NEED SOME MORE INSTRUCTIONAL COACHES OVER THERE, THAT'S WHERE THE LINE REALLY IS.

I MEAN, YOUR JOB IS TO TELL THE ADMINISTRATION, THE SUPERINTENDENT, THIS IS WHAT--.

THESE ARE THE OUTCOMES WE WANT.

WE WANT TO SEE IT MOVING IN THAT DIRECTION.

TELL US WHAT YOU NEED.

AND I THINK THAT'S WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW, SO.

AND I'VE NEVER BEEN SHY TO ASK FOR MORE.

MR. COVINGTON MAKES A LITTLE TOUGH, BUT BECAUSE HE'S WATCHING EVERY PENNY RIGHT NOW, BUT HE'S ACTUALLY PUT A PROCESS IN PLACE SINCE HE'S BEEN HERE, AND I DON'T WANT TO SPEAK FOR HIM, WHERE PEOPLE WHO ARE ALREADY ASKING FOR ABOVE THEIR STAFFING RATIOS FOR NEXT YEAR SUBMITTING FORMS AND THEY HAVE TO JUSTIFY ON THE FORM HOW IT TIES INTO THE DISTRICT GOALS, THE BOARD GOALS AND WHAT DO THEY NEED AND HOW ARE THEY GOING TO USE IT.

SO HE'S ALREADY IMPLEMENTED THAT.

I SAID THAT, RIGHT DIDN'T I, DENNIS? [LAUGHTER] TRUSTEE HARRISON? THAT FEELS LIKE A DISTRICT OF INNOVATION TO ME.

THANK YOU. I'LL BE REALLY BRIEF.

JUST A THOUGHT FOR US TRUSTEES AND A RESOURCE THAT IS AT OUR DISPOSAL THAT MAY HELP US UNDERSTAND BUT WON'T NECESSARILY CONFLICT WITH WHAT I'M HEARING IS THE LINE BETWEEN ADMINISTRATIVE AND GOVERNANCE, IS THOSE CAMPUS IMPROVEMENT PLANS, YOU KNOW, THEY'RE ALIGNED TO THE GOALS, RIGHT? SO IF WE HAVE CURIOSITIES ABOUT INDIVIDUAL CAMPUSES, NOT THAT WE NEED TO GET INTO THE WEEDS AND WE DON'T NEED TO SEE SUPER LINE ITEM BUDGETS.

WE ALSO CAN ACCESS THIS CAMPUS IMPROVEMENT PLANS JUST TO SATE OUR OWN CURIOSITY OR HAVE A DEEPER UNDERSTANDING OF HOW CAMPUSES ARE WANTING TO MOVE FORWARD OR WHAT THEY MIGHT NEED TO MOVE FORWARD. SO THAT'S, YOU KNOW, WE HAD SOME DISCUSSION ON THAT EARLIER, MAYBE LAST YEAR, BUT I JUST WANT TO PUT BACK OUT THERE THAT'S WHY THAT DOCUMENT EXISTS AND THAT'S SUPPOSED TO BE THE ACCOUNTABILITY.

YEAH. THAT'S A REALLY GOOD POINT.

I MEAN, YOU COULD DO A SIDE BY SIDE.

IF YOU HAD CAMPUSES THAT YOU HAD QUESTIONS ABOUT DOING SIDE BY SIDE WITH YOUR BOARD GOALS, THE DISTRICT IMPROVEMENT PLAN, AND IN THAT PARTICULAR CAMPUS IMPROVEMENT PLAN THAT GETS REFRESHED EVERY YEAR.

WE'RE TRYING TO CHANGE THE CYCLE ON THAT, RYAN, WHERE WE GET THEM DONE EARLIER.

YEAH. SO, WE'LL HAVE OUR DISTRICT IMPROVEMENT PLAN DONE BY THE END OF EARLY SUMMER.

PRINCIPALS WILL GET PROBABLY A LITTLE--.

THE DRAFT OF IT SO THEY CAN--.

WELL, THEY'LL CO-CREATE IT ESSENTIALLY WITH US, AND THEN I'LL BRING IT BACK TO THE BOARD PROBABLY IN JUNE, BUT THAT'S THE PLAN.

THAT'LL BE FOR NEXT YEAR'S DISTRICT IMPROVEMENT PLAN.

IN THE PAST, WE'VE KIND OF DONE IT IN REVERSE, YOU KNOW, WHERE CAMPUS IMPROVEMENT PLANS KIND OF WERE DONE FIRST AND THEN THE DISTRICT IMPROVEMENT PLAN WAS DONE, SO WE'RE FLIPPING THE SWITCH ON THAT, BUT IN ALL THOSE PLANS, YOU'LL SEE A DIRECT CONNECTION BETWEEN STRATEGIC PLAN GOALS, BOARD GOALS AND FUNDING AND IDENTIFIED NEEDS.

YOU KNOW, SO IT'S NOT JUST KIND OF A--.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO JUMP TO A STRATEGY WITHOUT TYING IT TO A NEED.

I DON'T SEE ANY NOPE. [LAUGHTER] SO YOU'RE GOING TO JUST HAVE TO KIND OF WAVE AT ME TONIGHT.

OKAY. GO AHEAD, TRUSTEE XIAO. SO THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS I WANT TO SAY ACTUALLY ALREADY SAID BY OTHER TRUSTEES.

I JUST WANT TO LIKE, FOR ME, IT'S I HAVE THIS FEELING THAT ALWAYS WE HAVE--.

I REALLY, REALLY LIKE A RELUCTANT, KIND OF UNCOMFORTABLE WITH THE LINE WE DON'T WANT TO CROSS, WE DON'T WANT TO MICRO-MANAGING ADMINISTRATION, BUT SOMETIMES I JUST FEEL THAT I HAVE TEN IDEAS, TEN DIFFERENT IDEAS, I KNOW NINE OUT OF THEM PROBABLY BE CRAZY IDEAS, DUMB IDEAS BUT I DIDN'T HEAR TEN IDEAS FORM ADMINISTRATION TO DO THINGS.

THAT'S THE NUMBER ONE THING I STRUGGLE WITH.

ANOTHER THING IS THAT WHEN WE SEE THE PRESENTATION FROM THE ADMINISTRATION, THE LAST SLIDE, IT'S ALWAYS QUESTIONS LIKE WE ASK YOU TO GIVE US MORE INFORMATION, GIVE THEM MORE RESOURCES, GIVE A DOCUMENT, BUT YOU NEVER ASK WHAT WE CAN DO FOR YOU TO MAKE YOUR JOB--.

TO HELP YOU BE SUCCESSFUL AT YOUR JOB, WHAT ADDITIONAL RESOURCES YOU NEED, WHAT ADDITIONAL TOOLS YOU NEED, RIGHT? SO FOR ME, IT'S LIKE, IF YOU ARE SUCCESSFUL IN JOB, THE STUDENT WILL BE MORE SUCCESSFUL.

SO I REALLY WANT TO HELP YOU TO BE SUCCESSFUL.

SO DON'T BE AFRAID TO ASK ANYTHING EVEN IF IT SOUNDS CRAZY, WHATEVER STUFF, JUST BRING IT INTO THE BOARD.

WHAT YOU NEED.

[INAUDIBLE].

REALLY, FOR EXAMPLE, WHEN I SEE THE GROWTH, I'M NOT SATISFIED WITH THE NUMBERS.

YOU KNOW ME, THAT, EVERYBODY KNOWS ME, THAT THE PATIENCE IS NOT BY VIRTUE.

I WANT THINGS TO HAPPEN YESTERDAY NOT THE DAY AFTER, RIGHT?

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WHEN I SEE THIS GROWTH, I ALWAYS THINK WHAT WE CAN DO TO EXPEDITE THE GROWTH.

RIGHT NOW, WE HAVE RELATIVELY KIND OF PEACEFUL TIME AND STABLE TIME DURING THIS END OF THE LAST STRETCH OF THE SEMESTER AS WELL THIS SUMMER.

I JUST WANT TO SAY, WE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THOSE TIMES, BUT REALLY--, I DON'T WANT TO SEE THAT WE JUST ON TRACK TO MEET OUR GROWTH TARGET IN 2024.

I WANT US TO EXCEED OUR TARGET LIKE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE.

THAT'S WHAT I SEE. BUT PROBABLY YOU NEED ADDITIONAL RESOURCES.

ADDITIONAL TOOLS.

JUST ASK. [INAUDIBLE].

THANKS, SIR. SO I DON'T SEE ANY MORE LIGHTS ON, BUT I DO HAVE A QUESTION ACTUALLY BACK ON SLIDE FIVE--.

I WAS TRYING TO WAIT TILL THE END BEFORE I ASKED MY QUESTION TO SEE IF IT GOT ASKED.

BUT ON SLIDE FIVE, WHEN I LOOK AT THE PERCENTAGE OF CAMPUS KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS, BEGINNING OF THE YEAR, WE WERE ONLY AT 44%.

CORRECT. SO IS--.

PART OF ME SAYS, WOW, WE'RE MISSING 64%, AND I'M SURE IT'S NOT LIKE COMPLETELY LITERATE.

THAT'S LIKE WHERE THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO BE AT THE BEGINNING OF KINDERGARTEN, RIGHT? YOU'RE NOT TESTING THEM BUT IN THE KINDERGARTEN LEVELS AND THESE 44% ARE ALREADY THERE.

SO IT'S WHERE YOU WOULD EXPECT KIDS TO BE AT THE BEGINNING OF KINDERGARTEN AND WE'RE ONLY GETTING THEM AT 44% COMING IN.

AND NOT LOOKING FOR ANSWERS RIGHT NOW, BUT MAYBE SOME BRAINSTORMING OF HOW WE BOOST THAT NUMBER OF KIDDOS BEFORE THEY EVEN OFFICIALLY COME THROUGH OUR DOORS.

I MEAN, I KNOW IDEALLY I WOULD LOVE COMPREHENSIVE PRE-K FOR EVERYBODY ACROSS THE BOARD, BUT THAT NUMBER CONCERNS ME THAT WE ONLY HAVE 44% WHEN THEY WALK IN OUR DOORS-- HOLD ON, JUST LIKE LET ME JUST FINISH THIS LAST LITTLE PART.

AND THEN I LOOK, YOU SAID WE'RE AT 51% NOW AND WE HAVE 70% BY THE END OF THE YEAR, AND YOU'RE LIKE, WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO AND [INAUDIBLE] REALLY TRYING TO UNDERSTAND FROM THIS SEAT'S PERSPECTIVE OF WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE FOR OUR TEACHERS? AND IS THIS A LOT OF UNDUE PRESSURE? NOT UNDUE LIKE WE WANT THESE KID TO SUCCEED, BUT HOW IS THIS GOING TO AFFECT OUR TEACHERS IN THE CLASSROOMS WHEN WE SAY YOU'VE MADE 7% SO FAR, THAT'S GREAT, BUT NOW WE'VE GOT TO GET 20 MORE PERCENT OUT OF YOU BY THE END OF THE YEAR? AND I DON'T KNOW IF I'M EVEN PHRASING THIS EXACTLY CORRECTLY, BUT THOSE TWO NUMBERS ON THAT SLIDE ARE CONCERNING TO ME BECAUSE I DON'T WANT THAT UNDUE PRESSURE OF YOU'VE ALREADY GOT SO MUCH OTHER STUFF GOING ON.

DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? YEAH. AND I CAN'T SPEAK FOR HOW ALL--.

I THINK I WOULD SAY THAT I WOULD ASSUME THAT MOST OF OUR KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS LOOK AT THEIR DATA, THEIR CLASS, RIGHT? THEY'RE PROBABLY NOT SPENDING A LOT OF TIME LOOKING AT THE OVERALL DISTRICT WIDE NUMBERS.

SO THEY'RE MEETING WITH THEIR TEAM, THEIR PRINCIPAL, LOOKING AT HOW THEIR STUDENTS ARE PERFORMING, AND THEY'RE LOOKING TO MOVE AND TARGET STUDENTS THAT NEED EXTRA HELP.

BUT I DON'T KNOW IF OUR OVERALL NUMBER IS TOO MUCH AFFECTING AN INDIVIDUAL TEACHER'S PRACTICE OR SENSE OF VALUE, IF THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE GOING AT.

BUT AND I DID WANT TO CLARIFY THAT THAT 44% AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR, I THINK THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS WE'RE DOING WITH PRE-K THAT WERE DISRUPTED SOMEWHAT THAT I WOULD EXPECT TO SEE THAT AND THAT NUMBER GROW, AND THAT NUMBER ALSO IS THAT'S NOT THE MOST ACCURATE REFLECTION BECAUSE WE HAD A LOT OF KINDERGARTNERS IN VIRTUAL THAT WEREN'T TESTED IN THAT NUMBER AND THEY WERE SOME OF OUR HIGHER PERFORMING STUDENTS WE WOULD HAVE EXPECTED.

SO THAT NUMBER IS AT 44%, BUT THAT BEGINNING OF YOUR NUMBER, THE ACCURACY OF IT IS NOT AS ACCURATE AS WE NORMALLY HAVE.

AND AGAIN, I DIDN'T PREFACE THIS QUESTION, SO DON'T HAVE TO ANSWER IT, BUT I WOULD LOVE TO COMPARE HOW THAT 44% IS HISTORICALLY LIKE WHERE DO WE TYPICALLY--? WHERE ARE OUR INCOMING KINDERGARTNERS COMING INTO THE YEAR? AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO ANSWER THAT NOW.

I HATE PUTTING YOU ON THE SPOT, BUT THIS IS JUST KIND OF THINGS THAT LIKE, I WOULD DO MY HOMEWORK, BUT THEN THIS KIND OF JUST BRINGS UP MORE CONVERSATION AND MORE QUESTIONS WHEN YOU ACTUALLY HEAR THE PRESENTATION FROM IT.

SO MAYBE SOMETHING TO LIKE TO UNDERSTAND HISTORICALLY, WHERE HAVE OUR KINDERGARTNERS BEEN WHEN THEY'VE COME THROUGH OUR DOOR AND IF WE'RE CONSISTENTLY AT A LOWER LEVEL, IS THAT AN INITIATIVE THAT WE AS A BOARD NEED TO SEE IF WE CAN MAKE SOME KIND OF HEADWAY WITH OUR PRE-K? YOU KNOW, LIKE I SAID, I IDEALLY WOULD LOVE TO SEE UNIVERSAL PRE-K, BUT ANYWAY, THAT'S ALL I HAD REALLY ON THE SLIDES.

IT KIND OF TIES IN TO THE SAME QUESTIONS ON SLIDE SIX WHERE WE'RE AT 55% AND WE HAVE 67%

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AS OUR GOAL, AND THAT'S QUITE A BIT OF A JUMP STILL.

AND SO KIND OF MY SAME QUESTIONS, BUT I JUST KIND OF WANTED TO THROW THAT OUT THERE.

TRUSTEE VESSA? SO YOU BROUGHT UP SOMETHING THAT I RECALL FROM THE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION YOU SENT THAT BOARD. YOU SAID THAT, JUST AS THE INITIAL ASSESSMENT DIDN'T INCLUDE THE VIRTUAL LEARNING PROGRAM BECAUSE THOSE VIRTUAL LEARNING STUDENTS WEREN'T ON A CAMPUS IN OCTOBER, CORRECT? THAT THEY WON'T END UP--.

THEIR STAAR SCORES WON'T END UP BEING COUNTED TOWARDS THE CAMPUS? THAT IS TRUE. AND SO THEN DO THEY EVEN COUNT FOR THE DISTRICT? THEY DO--.

SO THOSE STUDENTS ARE GOING TO COUNT FOR OUR OVERALL DISTRICT ACCOUNTABILITY RATINGS, BUT THAT'S A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF STUDENTS THAT ARE NOT GOING TO COUNT FOR ANY CAMPUS.

I'VE MENTIONED THAT BEFORE, AND I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE PUBLIC TO KNOW THAT SOME OF THE HIGHEST PERFORMING STUDENTS, BECAUSE MOST OF OUR VIRTUAL KIDS WERE HIGH PERFORMING TRADITIONALLY OR HISTORICALLY HIGH PERFORMING STUDENTS, AND IF THEY SPENT FIRST SEMESTER IN VIRTUAL, THEY WILL NOT COUNT TOWARDS THE ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THAT CAMPUS, AND SO YOU MIGHT HAVE A CAMPUS THAT'S ALWAYS BEEN AN A AND IT MIGHT BE A B BECAUSE THEY'RE, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF THEIR KIDS THAT ARE HIGHEST FLIERS DON'T COUNT THIS YEAR.

YEAH, IT'S PROBABLY ABOUT 4500 ISH OVERALL KIDS THAT ARE GOING TO--.

IT'S GOING TO VERY MUCH SKEW THE ACCURACY OF THE DATA.

WELL, AND IF I'M LOOKING AT THESE NUMBERS CORRECTLY, LIKE ON SLIDE FIVE AND SLIDE SIX, OUR NUMBER OF IN-PERSON, LET'S JUST LOOK AT SLIDE FIVE.

NUMBER OF IN-PERSON LEARNERS WAS 24, 26 AND OUR NUMBER OF VIRTUAL WAS 300.

THAT'S APPROXIMATELY 10%.

IT'S MAYBE ABOUT 8% OF OUR STUDENTS IN THIS WERE VIRTUAL.

AND SO.

I'M ALMOST KIND OF GLAD THAT THOSE 8% AREN'T INCLUDED IN HERE IF THEY ARE TRADITIONALLY HIGHER SCORING STUDENTS, BECAUSE THIS IS REALLY A REFLECTION OF WHERE 90% OF OUR STUDENTS ARE. LIKE 90% OF OUR STUDENTS CAME TO US WITH A 40%, 44% MASTERY OF IT.

AND YOU CAN THROW IN THOSE OTHER 9% AND IT BOOSTS THE OVERALL NUMBER--.

YOU SEE WHAT I'M GETTING AT, THOUGH, THAT THE AGGREGATE IS MAKING IT LOOK LIKE IT'S BETTER THAN IT REALLY IS FOR 90% OF OUR STUDENTS.

IS MY MATH MAKING SENSE? I THINK I UNDERSTAND WHERE YOU'RE GOING.

OKAY. ALL RIGHT.

I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING ELSE TO SAY.

THE HIGH FLIERS SKEWED THE MEAN.

YEAH. [INAUDIBLE] YEAH.

AND I DON'T SEE ANY OTHER LIGHTS ON.

IT IS 10:07.

I REALLY APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU ALL BEING HERE, STAYING HERE LATE FOR US.

I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A FIVE MINUTE BREAK.

SO IT IS 10:07.

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A FIVE MINUTE RECESS.

IT IS 10:16.

WE ARE WAITING FOR TRUSTEE HARRISON TO RETURN, BUT WE'RE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED ON ITEM K3 RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION STRATEGIC PLAN.

DR. PRESLEY? THANK YOU, PRESIDENT FELLER.

WE HAVE EDDIE CURRAN`, OUR CHIEF OF HUMAN RESOURCES, AND SOME OF HIS FOLKS HERE TONIGHT, AND THE BOARD HAD ASKED US TO GIVE AN UPDATE ON OUR TEACHER RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION AND WHAT WE'RE DOING AND WHAT WE'RE DOING DIFFERENTLY AND WHAT IT KIND OF LOOKS LIKE.

SO. MR. CURRAN I'LL LET YOU GO AHEAD.

THANK YOU, SIR. GOOD EVENING, TRUSTEES AND DR.

PRESLEY. SO BEFORE I GET STARTED WITH THIS, I JUST WANTED TO KIND OF POINT OUT WHAT THIS IS TONIGHT, IT'S OUR STRATEGIC PLAN FOR RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION.

IT'S NOT EVERYTHING THAT WE'RE DOING, I WANTED TO GIVE YOU AN OVERVIEW TONIGHT, AND WHAT IT'S NOT AND JUST WANTED TO KIND OF POINT OUT, THERE'S NO REFERENCE TO OUR COMPENSATION PLAN OR OUR PAY SYSTEMS APPROACH AS PART OF THIS RECRUITMENT PLAN.

AS THE BOARD IS AWARE, I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR AUDIENCE AND OUR COMMUNITY IS AWARE AS WELL, AS PART OF OUR BUDGET WORKSHOP SERIES, WE'LL BRING OUR COMPENSATION PLAN RECOMMENDATIONS FORWARD, AND SO MARCH THE 31ST IS OUR NEXT SCHEDULED BOARD WORKSHOP ON THE BUDGET AND SO WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT COMPENSATION, INCLUDING RECOMMENDATIONS AT THAT MEETING. SO JUST IN THE ABSENCE OF THAT IN THIS PRESENTATION, I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THAT WAS ADDRESSED.

OKAY. SO, NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO WE TRY TO TIE EVERYTHING THAT WE DO IN HUMAN RESOURCES TO OUR STRATEGIC GOAL 4.

EVERYTHING IS OBVIOUSLY RELATED TO STUDENT OUTCOMES, BUT WE HAVE FOUR MAIN PILLARS IN HR.

THOSE ARE TO IDENTIFY, DEVELOP, SUPPORT AND RETAIN OUR ENTIRE WORKFORCE.

SO MOVING ON TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

THE FIRST SLIDE WE WANTED TO PUT UP HERE TODAY WAS JUST TO TALK ABOUT OUR TURNOVER RATE, AND SO I THINK I WANTED TO KIND OF POINT OUT FIRSTLY THAT OUR TURNOVER RATE, AS MEASURED IN OCTOBER, THIS IS THE PERCENTAGE THAT YOU WOULD SEE ON YOUR TAPR REPORT, YOUR TEXAS

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ACADEMIC--. SORRY, YOUR TEXAS ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE REPORT THAT'S POSTED ON THE TEA SITE.

OUR TURNOVER RATE, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS, IT'S PRETTY STRONG IN COMPARISON TO OTHER DISTRICTS IN THE LOCAL AREA, SO AT 11.6%.

WITH THAT BEING SAID ON THE NEXT SLIDE.

SO SINCE OCTOBER, WHEN THE TAPR REPORT IS PUBLISHED, WE'VE SEEN A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF SEPARATIONS IN ALL EMPLOYEE POSITIONS COMPARED TO PREVIOUS YEARS.

SO THE YEARS THAT WE'VE MEASURED ON THIS GRAPH ARE 2018-19, 2020-21, AND THEN THE CURRENT YEAR TO DATE AT 2019-20 IS DELIBERATELY OMITTED.

THAT WAS OUR COVID FROM MARCH OF 2020 ON.

AND SO OUR RESIGNATIONS DURING THAT YEAR WERE VERY LOW, AND SO THEY DON'T REALLY RELATIVE TO THIS DATA. SO WE WANTED TO PUT THIS VISUAL UP HERE JUST TO KIND OF SHOW THAT OUR SEPARATIONS ARE HIGHER THAN THEY HAVE BEEN IN PREVIOUS YEARS AT THIS POINT IN THE YEAR.

ON THE NEXT SLIDE, WE DIG SPECIFICALLY INTO TEACHERS AND SO YOU CAN SEE A MUCH HIGHER RESIGNATION SEPARATION RATE IN DECEMBER.

WE SAW TYPICALLY YOU SEE QUITE A FEW RESIGNATIONS AND RETIREMENTS AROUND MIDYEAR FOR A LOT OF TEACHERS. THIS YEAR, WE SAW A HIGHER NUMBER THAN WE HAD IN PREVIOUS YEARS.

SO IN THE NEXT SLIDE.

SO OUR TEACHING ASSISTANTS, I KNOW WE'VE HEARD A LOT FROM OUR TEACHING ASSISTANTS TONIGHT OR EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS TONIGHT, AND, AND THE BOARD HAS OBVIOUSLY DISCUSSED THIS AT PREVIOUS MEETINGS AND I'VE ADDRESSED THIS AS WELL.

SO WE HAVE SEEN A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN THE NUMBER OF EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS THROUGHOUT THE COURSE OF THIS YEAR AND COMPARED TO PREVIOUS YEARS IN 18-19 AND 19-20.

SO THIS NEXT SLIDE, IT SPEAKS TO THE REASONS WHY WE'RE SEEING EMPLOYEES LEAVE THE DISTRICT. AND SO YOU CAN SEE ON THE LEFT SIDE, YOU CAN SEE THE REASONS, THE RESIGNATION REASONS AND THE MAIN REASONS WHY EMPLOYEES ARE CHOOSING TO LEAVE THE DISTRICT, AND THEN ON THE RIGHT SLIDE, YOU CAN SEE THE TURNOVER BY POSITION CATEGORY.

AND SO I THINK ON THE RIGHT SIDE, WHAT SPEAKS TO ME IS, AGAIN, WE FOCUS, WE HEARD FROM OUR EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS TONIGHT, AND THAT'S BEEN AN AREA OF FOCUS FOR US THIS YEAR.

YOU CAN SEE THE GRAY BAR IS THIS YEAR, AND COMPARED TO THE ORANGE AND BLUE BARS, WHICH WERE 18-19 AND 19-20.

AND SO, AGAIN, IT'S A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE AT ALMOST 30% THIS YEAR.

AND IF YOU LOOK AT OUR TEACHER DATA, THAT'S A LITTLE HIGHER THAN IN PREVIOUS YEARS AS WELL. AND SO, AGAIN, WE'VE SEEN AN INCREASE IN TURNOVER IN COMPARISON TO THOSE PREVIOUS YEARS. SO EMPLOYEE FEEDBACK, WHAT ARE WE HEARING? AND I WANT TO FIRSTLY THANK THE BOARD.

I MEAN, THE BOARD HAS BEEN VERY GOOD WITH FORWARDING EMAIL CONCERNS AND THINGS TO ME AND SO I'M GETTING A LOT OF INFORMATION FROM YOU FROM THAT RESPECT.

WE ACTUALLY, WE'VE GATHERED A LOT OF FEEDBACK THIS YEAR.

A LOT OF IT HAS BEEN THROUGH EMAILS AND CONVERSATIONS WITH PRINCIPALS AND WITH TEACHERS DIRECTLY AS THEY CONTACT HR.

WE'VE GATHERED FEEDBACK FROM EXIT SURVEY DATA THAT WE COLLECT AND THEN FROM OTHER AREAS AS WELL, AND JUST THESE ARE SOME--.

IT'S A LOT.

SO THERE'S OBVIOUSLY WITH THE NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES THAT WE HAVE IN THE SYSTEM, WE'RE STRUGGLING WITH HOW TO BEST PRESENT JUST THE WIDE RANGE OF CONCERNS THAT HAVE BEEN RAISED IN TERMS OF WHAT TEACHERS AND OTHER EMPLOYEES ARE SEEING.

SO I TRY TO GROUP IT INTO SOME BIG BUCKET ITEMS. SO YOU SEE THEIR COMPENSATION THERE ON THE FIRST TAB ALONG WITH THE COST OF LIVING ON THE SECOND TAB. SO WE TALK ABOUT SUPPORT AND DEVELOPMENT, AND SO MORE TIME AND MORE PLANNING TIME, MORE BREAKS.

WE'VE SEEN SOME CONCERNS RELATED TO WORK LIFE BALANCE AND WORKING CONDITIONS.

AND ANECDOTALLY, I MEAN, A LOT OF THAT CERTAINLY WE COULD ASSUME CAME OUT OF, YOU KNOW, STAFFING SHORTAGES, CREATING ADDITIONAL BURDEN FOR STAFF ON THE CAMPUSES.

I CERTAINLY THINK THERE'S SOME THINGS WE'VE TALKED ABOUT AT THE BOARD MEETING REGARDING THE PRESSURES ON TEACHERS WITH HOUSE BILL 4545 AND THE ADDITIONAL RIGGERS THAT THEY HAVE THERE. AND THEN ALSO, I MEAN, I THINK WE'VE ALL ENDURED A LOT IN OUR LIVES PROFESSIONALLY AND PERSONALLY DURING THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS.

AND SO THAT CERTAINLY HAS COME UP.

IN TERMS OF DEVELOPMENT, I THINK SOME AREAS THAT HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED ARE REALLY RELATED TO MENTORING AND LEADERSHIP, FIRST YEAR TEACHERS AND SUPPORT FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS AND CAREER DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES WITHIN THE DISTRICT AND THEN ALSO PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAININGS ON THE NEXT SLIDE.

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SO WE'VE, YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY WE HAD OUR RETENTION BONUS RECENTLY PASSED AND APPROVED BY THE BOARD, AND WE'RE VERY THANKFUL FOR THE BOARD FOR APPROVING THAT.

FLEXIBLE WORKING OPTIONS HAS COME UP AS A REASON, YOU KNOW, AN AREA THAT TEACHERS AND OTHER STAFF MEMBERS WOULD LIKE US TO EXPLORE.

GUEST EDUCATORS.

EVERY BOARD MEETING WE TALK ABOUT GUEST EDUCATORS, AND I SEEM TO HAVE HEARD A LOT ABOUT GUEST EDUCATORS, AND, YOU KNOW, IT IS CONTINUES TO BE AN AREA OF FOCUS AND AN AREA IN WHICH WE'RE NOT WHERE WE NEED TO BE.

NOVICE TEACHER RETENTION.

SO WE'VE SEEN--.

WE'RE HIRING A LOT MORE NEW TEACHERS.

WE HAVE SOME GOOD SUPPORTS IN PLACE.

WE NEED TO ENSURE THAT WE'RE SUPPORTING THOSE NEW TEACHERS THROUGH THEIR FIRST FEW YEARS AND ENSURING THAT THEY CONTINUE ON WITH US BEYOND THAT.

AND THEN RETENTION OF DIVERSE WORKFORCE IS BEING SOME ADDITIONAL FEEDBACK.

IN TERMS OF COMMUNICATION, WE'VE HEARD A LOT OF--.

WE'VE HAD SOME FEEDBACK RELATED TO ACTIONABLE FEEDBACK.

SO HOW ARE WE COLLECTING FEEDBACK AND THEN WHAT ARE WE DOING WITH IT? AND SO THAT'S AN AREA OF FOCUS AGAIN FOR US IN AN AREA THAT HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED CLEARLY FROM OUR TEACHING GROUP.

SO OUR SHORT TERM STRATEGIES.

SO THESE ARE THINGS THAT WE'RE DOING RIGHT NOW AND IN TERMS OF RECRUITING AND RETAINING OUR EXISTING STAFF.

SO, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE THE TRADITIONAL MODEL IN SPRING IN HR SYSTEMS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS, WHICH IS YOU GO TO A BUNCH OF JOB FAIRS AND YOU MEET UNIVERSITY PREP PROGRAM INDIVIDUALS AND AND THEY'RE THERE AND YOU SELL THEM ON YOUR DISTRICT, AND EVERY DISTRICT DOES IT VERY SIMILARLY. THEY GO AND THEY HAVE A BOOTH AND IT'S REALLY IT'S KIND OF A SIT AND GET TYPE APPROACH. IT'S VERY--.

IT'S NOT SUPER PROACTIVE, AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO KIND OF CHANGE OUR MODEL FOR LONGER TERM.

SO I'LL TALK TO THAT IN A LITTLE BIT.

BUT WE'RE STILL DOING THAT BECAUSE THERE'S VALUE IN CONNECTING WITH CANDIDATES, VERY VALUABLE IN MEETING THOSE STRONG CANDIDATES FROM UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS, AND SO WE WILL BE ATTENDING ABOUT 20 UNIVERSITY JOB FAIRS THIS SPRING.

SO THAT'S GOING TO CONTINUE TO BE PART OF WHAT WE'LL DO FROM A RECRUITING STANDPOINT.

BUT WE'VE ALSO TAKEN A MORE TARGETED APPROACH TO HARD TO FILL TYPE POSITIONS, AND SO IN A RECENT BOARD UPDATE, WE SENT INFORMATION ON OUR SPECIAL EDUCATION DUAL LANGUAGE JOB FAIR, WHICH WAS HELD EARLIER--.

THE MONTHS ARE BLENDING TOGETHER A LITTLE BIT, I THINK IT WAS THE END OF FEBRUARY, BEGINNING OF MARCH, I'M SORRY, Y'ALL.

BUT THAT WAS A REALLY SUCCESSFUL EVENT, SO WE WERE REALLY ABLE TO BRING TOGETHER A GROUP OF DISTRICT STAFF FROM SPECIAL EDUCATION AND WE WERE REALLY FOCUSED ON SPECIAL EDUCATION AND DUAL LANGUAGE TEACHERS.

WE HAD A LOT OF SUCCESS THERE.

SO WE HAVE OVER [INAUDIBLE] 25, WE'RE ACTUALLY JUST A LITTLE HIGHER THAN THAT NOW OF FOLKS WHO'VE SIGNED A LETTER OF COMMITMENT FOR US FOR NEXT YEAR ALREADY FROM SPECIAL EDUCATION. AND SO THAT WAS JUST A LITTLE BIT OF A DIFFERENT APPROACH.

WE GOT OUT THERE VERY EARLY COMPARED TO OTHER DISTRICTS AND WE WERE ABLE TO SECURE, AND I DO WANT TO SAY THIS TOO LOUD IN CASE THEY TRY TO STEAL THEM BACK, BUT WE WERE ABLE TO SECURE SOME REALLY STRONG TEACHERS FROM OTHER DISTRICTS WHERE I MIGHT HAVE WORKED IN THE PAST, BUT ALSO REALLY GETTING IN WITH SOME REALLY STRONG CANDIDATES THERE AS WELL, SO.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE OUR OPERATIONAL STAFF DEDICATED JOB FAIR ON APRIL THE 2ND.

THAT'S BEEN A REAL CHALLENGE FOR US TO STAFF THIS YEAR, YOU KNOW, CUSTODIAL POSITIONS, TRANSPORTATION POSITIONS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

SO WE'RE WORKING TO DEVELOP A KIND OF A MORE SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO NOT A ONE SIZE FITS ALL JOB FAIR, BUT REALLY HAVING OUR EXPERTS IN OUR DISTRICT TO GO AND MEET WITH POTENTIAL STAFF IN THOSE TYPES OF EVENTS.

OUR DISTRICT WIDE JOB FAIR, THAT'S THE BIG ONE, APRIL THE 23RD.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS IF YOU'VE GOT NOTHING TO DO, IT'S SATURDAY MORNING.

WE'D LOVE TO SEE YOU. IT'S AT STONY POINT HIGH SCHOOL AND WE HAD A PLANNING MEETING TODAY AND WE'VE GOT SOME GOOD THINGS PLANNED FOR THAT.

SO THIS WILL BE OUR FIRST IN-PERSON JOB FAIR IN QUITE A WHILE.

SO OBVIOUSLY THE PANDEMIC KIND OF PUT A SCUPPER TO THOSE TYPES OF THINGS.

SO WE'RE REALLY, REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

IT'LL BE A GREAT CHANCE TO CONNECT WITH PEOPLE AND INTRODUCE THEM TO SOME OF OUR GREAT PRINCIPALS AND STAFF FROM OUR CAMPUSES.

WE'RE GOING TO DO A DEDICATED EDUCATION ASSISTANT JOB FAIR IN JULY.

SO I KNOW YOU MIGHT BE THINKING WHY JULY? THAT'S KIND OF LATE.

WE TYPICALLY WE SEE THAT WAVE OF HIRING FOR EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANCE SLIGHTLY LATER THAN WE DO TYPICALLY FOR TEACHERS, AND SO THAT'S A VERY STRATEGIC APPROACH TO THOSE TO THOSE EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS. WE WAIT TILL WE HIRE OUR TEACHERS AND, YOU KNOW, TEACHING ASSISTANTS FINISH UP IN ONE DISTRICT AND GENERALLY SPEAKING, WE DO MOST OF OUR HIRING JULY AND AUGUST FOR THOSE TYPES OF POSITIONS.

SO THAT'S WHY WE PICKED THAT DATE.

I TALKED ABOUT THE JOB FAIRS EARLIER.

WE ARE EXPANDING OUR REACH ACROSS THE NATION THROUGH A VIRTUAL JOB FAIR PLATFORM.

LAST YEAR WE UTILIZED ZOOM QUITE A BIT FOR JOB FAIRS AND THAT TYPE OF APPROACH.

WE'RE ACTUALLY UTILIZING SOME GRANT FUNDS NOW TO PURCHASE A PLATFORM THAT WILL ALLOW US

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TO HOLD UNLIMITED JOB FAIRS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR AND REALLY EXTEND OUR REACH ACROSS THE ENTIRE UNITED STATES.

SO THAT'S SOMETHING THAT'S PRETTY EXCITING.

AND THEN WE'VE ALSO BEEN ABLE TO PILOT AN EARLY SIGN ON BONUS PROGRAM FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS. SO THAT'S BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL.

WE'RE UTILIZING THAT WITH THE GROUP THAT I MENTIONED IN OUR JOB FAIR EARLIER.

AND WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO UTILIZE GRANT FUNDS AND SPECIFICALLY TITLE 2 FOR THESE EARLY SIGN ON BONUSES. AGAIN, IT'S A PILOT AT THIS POINT.

IT'S A VERY SMALL NUMBER OF TOTAL RECIPIENTS, BUT WE'RE HOPEFUL THAT WE'LL SEE SOME TRACTION WITH THAT AND CONTINUED SUCCESS.

OKAY. SO SOME MORE EXCITING THINGS FROM ME PARTICULARLY.

WE'RE LAUNCHING A TEACHER ACADEMY FOR EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, WE'VE HEARD A LOT ABOUT PIPELINES AND NONTRADITIONAL METHODS FOR RECRUITING TEACHERS AND I MENTIONED UNIVERSITY PREP PROGRAMS EARLIER.

THE REALITY IS THAT OVER THE PAST NUMBER OF YEARS, WE'VE SEEN A DECLINE IN THE NUMBER OF SPECIAL EDUCATION CANDIDATES THAT ARE BEING PRODUCED THROUGH TRADITIONAL UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS AND SO THROUGH GROW YOUR OWN GRANTS AND THINGS LIKE TCLAS, YOU KNOW, WE'RE NOW-- . THERE'S DIFFERENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR US TO EXPLORE AS A DISTRICT TO BE ABLE TO CREATE PATHWAYS FOR OUR EXISTING EMPLOYEES TO PURSUE THEIR TEACHER CERTIFICATION.

AND SOME OF OUR BEST EDUCATORS ARE ALREADY IN THE CLASSROOM.

THEY'RE JUST NOT IN THAT ROLE, RIGHT? SO ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE REALLY ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT IN HR AND HR SERVICES IS TO REALLY, YOU KNOW, CAPTURE THAT TALENT AND PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES AND CLEAR THE PATH, SO TO SPEAK. SO HOW DO WE CLEAR THE PATH FOR SOMEBODY TO GO AND PURSUE THAT OPPORTUNITY? SO WE'LL HAVE MORE INFORMATION ON THAT VERY SHORTLY.

WE DID SEND THAT INFORMATION OUT TO OUR CURRENT EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS WHO WOULD QUALIFY FOR THIS INITIAL PROGRAM, AND WE HAD OVER 70 OF OUR EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS INDICATE THAT THEY'D BE INTERESTED IN PURSUING THAT.

SO AGAIN, WE'RE BEING CREATIVE WITH GRANT FUNDS, MR. COVINGTON.

SO WE'RE UTILIZING THOSE GRANT FUNDS AND CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR TUITION REIMBURSEMENT FOR THOSE EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS.

SO I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THAT AND I'LL DEFINITELY PUT SOME MORE INFORMATION TOGETHER IN A BOARD UPDATE ONCE WE HAVE THAT FOR Y'ALL, BECAUSE I THINK IT'S A GOOD STORY, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, IT'S GOOD FOR OUR EMPLOYEES TO CREATE THOSE PATHWAYS, SO I FEEL GOOD ABOUT THAT. I TALKED ABOUT YOUR UNIVERSITY PREP PROGRAMS EARLIER, AND I DON'T WANT TO INDICATE THAT THEY ARE STILL AN EXTREMELY STRONG AND HOTBED FOR PRODUCING NEW TEACHERS, AND WE ARE CONTINUING TO PARTNER WITH THEM, BUT RATHER THAN WAITING UNTIL WE GET TO OUR JOB FAIRS, I THINK THE KEY PIECE IS GETTING IN FRONT OF THOSE INDIVIDUALS EARLIER IN THE PROCESS, AND SO WE'RE REALLY WORKING HARD TO DEVELOP PARTNERSHIPS WITH THOSE EDUCATION PREP PROGRAMS EARLY IN THE PROCESS AND SO WE'LL CONTINUE TO DO THAT THROUGH HIRING SEASON AND BEYOND.

ON STRENGTHENING OUR STUDENT-TEACHER PIPELINE, WE HAVE OVER 60 STUDENT-TEACHERS CURRENTLY WORKING IN OUR DISTRICT.

THAT'S 60 POTENTIAL TEACHERS FOR OUR DISTRICT, AND SO WE'VE DONE A REALLY GOOD JOB IN THE PAST OF KEEPING STUDENT-TEACHERS AND HIRING THEM AS TEACHERS IN OUR DISTRICT.

BUT WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO EXPLORE AND EXPAND ON THAT TO MAKE SURE THAT, YOU KNOW, THEY HAVE A GREAT EXPERIENCE WITH ROUND ROCK AND CONTINUE ON WITH US IN A PERMANENT CAPACITY.

AND THEN REALLY FOCUSING ON OUR BRANDING AND INTERNET AND SOCIAL MEDIA PRESENCE.

OUR COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN A REALLY GOOD PARTNER IN THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS, JENNY AND HER TEAM HAVE BEEN FANTASTIC AND JUST HELPING KIND OF THINK THROUGH HOW DO WE GET OUR BRAND AS A DISTRICT AND OUR BRAND AS HR SERVICES OUT SO PEOPLE WILL LEARN ABOUT THE GREAT THINGS THAT WE'RE DOING IN OUR DISTRICT WHO MAY NOT NECESSARILY LIVE IN THE AREA. SO NEXT SLIDE.

I MENTIONED THE RETENTION BONUS EARLIER.

I CAN'T TAKE CREDIT FOR THAT.

THANK YOU, BOARD TO APPRECIATE IT.

BUT THAT WAS CERTAINLY HELPFUL FROM A RETENTION STANDPOINT.

WE WANT TO--. THESE ARE SOME AREAS WE WANT TO EXPAND ON AS WELL, BUT WE DO A GREAT JOB WITH PROFESSIONAL LEARNING FOR OUR TEACHING STAFF AND OUR PROFESSIONAL STAFF.

WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ARE EXPANDING THAT AS WELL.

YOU KNOW, PART OF THE REASON PEOPLE FEEL SUCCESSFUL IN THEIR ROLE WHEN THEY'VE HAD A REALLY GOOD ONBOARDING EXPERIENCE AND HAVE REALLY GOOD PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES. SO THAT'S AN AREA OF FOCUS TO ENSURE THAT WE ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE MORE ROBUST TRAINING FOR CLERICAL AND OFFICE STAFF AS WELL AS OUR EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS.

WE'RE GOING TO PUT A COHORT TRAINING MODEL IN PLACE FOR OUR EARLY HIRES FOR SPECIAL ED AND THEN OUR EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS.

OBVIOUSLY THERE'LL BE SOME DEDICATED PROFESSIONAL LEARNING IN ORDER TO ENSURE THEIR SUCCESS. AGAIN, WE DON'T WANT TO--.

WHAT'S IMPORTANT WITH AN EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT IS IT IS A AS A FORMER EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT TO TEACHER TRANSITION IT'S A BIG TRANSITION, RIGHT, TO MOVE INTO THAT ROLE.

SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE PUT SOME GOOD THINGS IN PLACE FOR THEM SO THEY'LL BE

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SUCCESSFUL AND WE CAN HELP WITH THE RETENTION.

WE'D LIKE TO EXPAND THE OPPORTUNITIES TO RECOGNIZE EMPLOYEE CONTRIBUTIONS AND PERFORMANCE, AND SO I'LL DEFINITELY BRING SOME MORE INFORMATION TO YOU.

I'M VERY EXCITED, BUT I'M NOT READY TO LET THE CAT OUT OF THE BAG ON WHAT THAT IS.

BUT WE'LL HAVE A BOARD UPDATE ON THAT VERY SOON.

AGAIN, IT'S A WAY TO RECOGNIZE ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEES AND FOR ALL OF OUR COMMUNITY TO GET INVOLVED IN THAT, AND SO WE'LL HAVE A BOARD UPDATE ON THAT VERY SOON.

AND THEN WE CURRENTLY UTILIZE A PROGRAM CALLED LET'S TALK.

AND SO THE BOARD, MANY OF OUR BOARD ARE PROBABLY FAMILIAR WITH THAT PROGRAM.

I KNOW DR. PRESLEY IS AND MANY OF OUR COMMUNITY PROBABLY HAVE UTILIZED THAT.

THAT'S A REALLY, REALLY GOOD TOOL THAT I'VE USED IN TWO OTHER DISTRICTS, AND YOU CAN REALLY USE THAT AS A GREAT WAY TO ENGAGE AND GET FEEDBACK FROM STAFF, BUT ALSO POTENTIAL STAFF MEMBERS AND THE COMMUNITY IN TERMS OF, YOU KNOW, WHAT'S GOING WELL, WHAT AREAS WE MIGHT NEED TO FOCUS ON.

YOU KNOW, ONE OF THE THINGS I'M GOING TO TALK ABOUT IN A LITTLE BIT IS I FEEL THAT WE'VE GOT SOME REALLY GOOD THINGS GOING IN OUR DISTRICT, IN OUR HR TOTAL REWARDS OFFERING, RIGHT? BUT IF NOBODY'S MAKING USE OF IT, IS IT REALLY A GREAT OFFERING? SO I THINK LET'S TALK WILL PROVIDE US A BETTER OPPORTUNITY TO CONNECT WITH PEOPLE WHEN THEY HAVE QUESTIONS RATHER THAN TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHO TO EMAIL IN HR OR IN CENTRAL OFFICE TO BE ABLE TO ASSIST WITH THAT.

SO I'M EXCITED ABOUT EXPANDING THAT PLATFORM.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

GUEST EDUCATORS.

I FEEL LIKE WE'VE TALKED, AGAIN, A LOT ABOUT THIS THIS AREA THIS YEAR, AND IT'S CERTAINLY BEEN A CHALLENGE THIS YEAR.

I REITERATE, WE HAVE OVER 1200 GUEST EDUCATORS IN THE SYSTEM, BUT ON AN AVERAGE DAY, WE HAVE ABOUT 250 OF THEM WORKING.

AND SO ONE OF THE AREAS THAT WE'VE REALLY TRIED TO FOCUS ON THIS YEAR IS HOW DO WE CONTINUE TO ENCOURAGE THOSE GUEST EDUCATORS TO WORK MORE? SO WE WERE ABLE TO USE ESSER FUNDS.

THANK YOU, DENNIS, FOR LETTING US DO THAT.

BUT TO INCENTIVIZE OUR GUEST EDUCATORS TO WORK MORE.

YOU KNOW, AGAIN, I THINK WE CAN CONTINUE TO RECRUIT AND HIRE OUR GUEST EDUCATORS.

BUT IF WE HAVE 400 ABSENCES A DAY WITH 1200 GUEST EDUCATORS IN THE SYSTEM, IF I COULD GET MORE OF THEM, IF WE COULD ENCOURAGE MORE OF THEM TO WORK, THEN I THINK WE HAVE THE NUMBERS THAT WE NEED.

AND THEN ANOTHER RETENTION PIECE THIS YEAR, THIS WAS ONE OF THE THINGS WE DID THIS YEAR FOR OUR TEACHERS. AGAIN, IT WAS VERY MUCH A REACTIVE APPROACH, BUT TO ENSURE THAT WE VALUED THEM FOR THE HOURS, THE EXTRA WORK THAT THEY WERE PUTTING IN FOR COVERING CLASSES WHEN GUEST EDUCATORS WEREN'T AVAILABLE.

SO WE WERE ABLE TO PROVIDE COMPENSATION FOR THEM THIS YEAR.

NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. OKAY.

SO FOR OUR IN ADDITION TO RETENTION THIS IS REALLY RYAN [INAUDIBLE] DOES A GREAT JOB WITH THIS [INAUDIBLE] OUR NEW TEACHER MENTOR PROGRAM.

SO THOSE ARE THOSE REAL INTENTIONAL SUPPORTS FOR OUR BRAND NEW TEACHERS AND WE HAVE A VERY ROBUST PROGRAM THERE.

WE ALSO HAVE NEW PRINCIPAL ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL MENTORING AS WELL AS TALENT AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT OF EMPLOYEES.

AND SO WE'VE GOT LOTS OF NAMES UP THERE.

I TAKE GREAT PLEASURE IN THE RROCK STAR AND THE RRAMP UP, I FEEL LIKE IT'S SCOOBY DOO SOMETIMES IN HR, BUT IT GIVES ME GREAT PLEASURE EVERY DAY TO SAY THAT.

SO BUT THOSE ARE GREAT PROGRAMS THAT ARE THEY'RE VERY WELL THOUGHT OF, AND THERE'S BEEN A LOT OF GREAT WORK AND INTENTION PUT BEHIND THOSE LED BY OUR HR SERVICES STAFF, SO.

SO TOTAL REWARDS.

A COUPLE OF THINGS ON THIS.

THIS IS OUR CURRENT OFFERING.

YOU KNOW, AGAIN, I MENTIONED EARLIER, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR EMPLOYEES ARE AWARE OF THE THINGS THAT ARE OUT THERE FOR THEM.

THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT WE'RE DOING CURRENTLY AND WE CURRENTLY OFFER TO OUR EMPLOYEES, YOU KNOW, A $5,100 DISTRICT CONTRIBUTION FOR HEALTH INSURANCE FOR EMPLOYEES IF THEY'RE ENROLLED IN OUR PLANS.

THAT'S ABOUT FIFTH OF 12 IN THE LOCAL AREA.

SO WE'RE ABOUT FIFTH OUT OF 12 OTHER DISTRICTS IN TERMS OF THE AMOUNT THAT WE PROVIDE EMPLOYEES. SO IT'S--.

WE'RE NOT TOO BAD TO MARKET ON THAT, BUT AGAIN, THAT'S A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT WHEN YOU THINK THE STARTING TEACHER'S SALARY IS ABOUT $50,250 BALLPARK, SORRY, IT'S JUST OVER $50,000.

SO WE DO AN ADDITIONAL 10% OF A BASE TEACHER SALARY ON A DISTRICT CONTRIBUTION FOR HEALTH INSURANCE. WE DO OFFER ZERO COST EMPLOYEE ONLY HEALTH PLAN AS WELL AS DENTAL INSURANCE, VISION INSURANCE AND ALL THE OTHER THINGS UP THERE.

OUR HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT, THAT'S FOR A HIGH DEDUCTIBLE HEALTH PLAN.

THE DISTRICT ACTUALLY CONTRIBUTES TO THOSE HSAS, THE HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT, FOR EMPLOYEES IN THE AMOUNT OF $504 PER YEAR FOR THOSE EMPLOYEES THAT ELECT THAT OFFERING.

AND THEN WE HAVE SOME OTHER THINGS ON THERE THAT ARE OFFERED BY MOST STANDARD DISTRICT PLANS. NEXT SLIDE.

OTHER--. FOR EMPLOYEE WELLNESS.

AND OBVIOUSLY, THIS IS A BIG AREA OF FOCUS RIGHT NOW FOR, YOU KNOW, ALL OF US IN THE

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DISTRICT, AND ALSO, YOU KNOW, WE HEAR A LOT ABOUT THAT ACROSS THE COUNTRY.

WE HAVE AN EMPLOYEE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, WHICH IS NO COST FOR ALL EMPLOYEES IN THE DISTRICT, REGARDLESS IF THEY TAKE OUR HEALTH INSURANCE OR NOT.

EVERYBODY HAS ACCESS TO THAT.

WE DO OFFER AIRROSTI, WHICH FOR THOSE WHO HAVE USED IT, YOU'RE ALREADY CONVERTED AND YOU LOVE IT, AND FOR THOSE WHO DON'T, WE CAN GET YOU MORE INFORMATION IF YOU'RE INTERESTED.

IT'S A FANTASTIC BENEFIT THAT YOU RECEIVE WITH THE DISTRICT AT A MUCH REDUCED PRICE COST . HEADSPACE, I'M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS.

WHEN WE WERE ABLE TO LAUNCH THAT THIS SPRING, IT'S FREE FOR OUR EMPLOYEES, AND IT'S, YOU KNOW, IT'S AN APP BASICALLY THAT THEY CAN LOG ON AND MAKE USE OF.

IT'S GOT LOTS OF RESOURCES AROUND MEDITATION AND THINGS LIKE THAT, AND AGAIN, YOU KNOW, THAT NUMBER HAS INCREASED A LOT SINCE THEN.

WE'RE ACTUALLY OVER 400 SINCE THE SLIDES WERE PUT TOGETHER.

AND THEN WE, YOU KNOW, LIVONGO, THESE ARE JUST SOME EXAMPLES OF SOME DIFFERENT THINGS THAT WE WERE ABLE TO PUT IN PLACE SINCE--.

REALLY THIS HAS JUST BEEN IN THE SPRING, YOU KNOW, AGAIN, MAKING SURE THAT WE HAVE THE SUPPORTS IN PLACE FOR OUR EMPLOYEES THAT NEED THEM.

IT'S NOT FOR EVERYBODY NECESSARILY, BUT AGAIN, THESE SPECIALIZED TYPES OF PROGRAMS THAT CAN BE REALLY SUPPORTIVE FOR EMPLOYEES WHEN THEY NEED TO MAKE USE OF THEM.

AND THE NEXT SLIDE. SO THAT'S SHORT TERM.

SO LONG TERM.

THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT.

SO I TALKED ABOUT RECRUITMENT WITH UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS EARLIER A LITTLE BIT.

AND SO WITHOUT BELABOR IN THAT, I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE, YOU KNOW, WE ALWAYS FOCUS ON-- . WE'VE ALWAYS FOCUSED ON IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN GENERAL, HR DEPARTMENTS HAVE ALWAYS FOCUSED ON THAT GRADUATING CLASS.

SO IN THE PAST FEW YEARS WE'VE SEEN THE MOVE TO GETTING IN IN THE FALL AND STARTING TO DO FALL JOB FAIRS FOR THAT GRADUATING CLASS.

BUT OUR APPROACH NOW IS TO REALLY CREATE THOSE RELATIONSHIPS WITH STUDENTS WHO MAY BE FRESHMEN, SOPHOMORES, JUNIORS AND SENIORS AND GETTING IN AND PROVIDING THEM SOME--.

WHAT'S THE VALUE ADD FOR ROUND ROCK ISD AND WHAT CAN WE DO FOR THEM? SO REALLY GETTING THEM WITH THOSE UNIVERSITY PREP PROGRAMS, MEETING WITH THE PROFESSORS, ACTUALLY GOING THERE AND GIVING THEM SOME JOB INTERVIEW SKILLS AND TALKING TO THEM ABOUT OUR DISTRICT AND REALLY MAKING THOSE CONNECTIONS EARLY.

THAT'S AN AREA OF FOCUS AS WE LOOK LONG TERM.

TEACHER PIPELINES.

YOU KNOW, AGAIN, WE'VE [INAUDIBLE] THE PUBLIC SERVICE ACADEMY IN SOME DISTRICTS THAT'S CALLED READY SET TEACH, IN OUR DISTRICT IT'S CALLED OUR EDUCATION AND TRAINING PROGRAM.

SO WE HAVE ABOUT 80 TEACHERS IN OUR HIGH SCHOOLS RIGHT NOW.

THEY'RE JUST NOT READY TO BE TEACHERS, BUT THEY'RE IN THIS IN A PIPELINE, AND SO HOW DO WE ENSURE AND THIS IS AN AREA--.

I DON'T--. I'M NOT ASKING YOU A QUESTION.

I'M JUST TRYING TO--. THIS IS THE QUESTION WE ASK IN HR.

HOW DO WE ENSURE THAT WE STAY CONNECTED WITH THOSE ROUND ROCK GRADUATES AND GIVE THEM A PLACE TO COME BACK TO ONCE THEY GRADUATE? SO I'M EXCITED TO CONTINUE TO WORK WITH CTE AND SHERI AND HER TEAM ON THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE HAVE THERE, BECAUSE EVERYONE WHO'S IN THAT PROGRAM, THEY WANT TO COME BACK, THEY WANT TO COME HOME, AND SO IT'S A REALLY GOOD OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO REALLY BRING SOMEBODY WHO'S COMMITTED TO OUR SCHOOLS BACK TO OUR SCHOOLS.

WE JUST NEED TO ENSURE THAT WE'RE KEEPING THOSE CONNECTIONS, ADDITIONAL CAREER PATHWAYS FOR THOSE INTERESTED NON-CERTIFIED STAFF MEMBERS TO PURSUE TEACHER CERTIFICATION.

I MEAN, WE OFFER CTE PROGRAMS AT ALL OF OUR HIGH SCHOOLS.

YOU KNOW, WE ARE COMPREHENSIVE IN THAT RESPECT, AND SO, YOU KNOW, WE'VE GOT LOTS OF OPPORTUNITIES FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE MAYBE NONTRADITIONAL EDUCATION SKILL SETS WHO CAN ACTUALLY GO IN AND TEACH A CTE CLASS.

SO REALLY IDENTIFYING AND CREATING PATHWAYS FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS IS AN OPPORTUNITY AS WELL. OTHER CAREER PATHWAYS FOR STAFF, OTHER STAFF MEMBERS.

AND THEN THIS LAST ONE IS IT'S KIND OF A PASSION PROJECT FOR ME.

I WAS I WAS ABLE TO KIND OF START TO EXPLORE THIS IN A PREVIOUS DISTRICT, BUT, YOU KNOW, WE'VE HAD STAFFING CHALLENGES IN NON CLASSROOM POSITIONS THIS YEAR SPECIFICALLY I MENTIONED EARLIER CUSTODIAL, OPERATIONAL STAFF, MAINTENANCE POSITIONS LIKE THAT.

WE HAVE A CAREER TECHNOLOGY PROGRAM THAT'S SECOND TO NONE IN OUR HIGH SCHOOLS.

SO HOW DO WE ENSURE THAT THOSE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES WHO MAY NOT WANT TO GO TO A FOUR YEAR PROGRAM ARE CONNECT IT IN WITH OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE MAY HAVE IN A DISTRICT SO WE CAN TRULY GROW OUR OWN STAFF AND OUR OWN WORKFORCE.

SO THAT'S, AGAIN, AN AREA OF FOCUS THAT'S OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM THAT I REALLY AM EXCITED ABOUT EXPLORING WITH OUR TEAM AND WITH CTE.

SO IN TERMS OF RETENTION, CAREER DEVELOPMENT, ADVANCEMENT OPPORTUNITIES MENTIONED A LITTLE BIT EARLIER, ENSURING THAT WE HAVE TRAINING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN PLACE FOR STAFF.

YOU KNOW, I BELIEVE THAT THIS IS TRULY A DESTINATION DISTRICT AND WE HAVE MORE POSITIONS IN THIS DISTRICT THAN I THINK WE ALL KNOW.

I TRIED TO DO A COUNT EARLIER AND I RAN OUT OF TIME BEFORE THE BOARD MEETING, BUT WE HAVE

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SO MANY UNIQUE POSITIONS AND THERE'S SO MANY OPPORTUNITIES, BUT I'M NOT SURE THAT WE HAVE REALLY DEMONSTRATED TO EMPLOYEES THAT, YOU KNOW, YOU MAY BE IN THIS POSITION RIGHT NOW, BUT THESE ARE SOME OTHER OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE MAY HAVE IN OUR DISTRICT.

SO REALLY CREATING THOSE PATHWAY OPPORTUNITIES FOR STAFF.

YOU MAY BE AN HVAC MECHANIC RIGHT NOW.

HAVE YOU THOUGHT ABOUT BECOMING A SUPERVISOR AND HOW CAN WE CLEAR THE PATH TO RETAIN YOU AND PUSH YOU IN THAT DIRECTION? SO AGAIN, ANOTHER AREA OF FOCUS.

WE'D LIKE TO EXPAND FULL ONBOARDING EXPERIENCE TO ALL EMPLOYEE GROUPS.

I MENTIONED EARLIER WE HAVE A VERY ROBUST ONBOARDING EXPERIENCE AND NEW HIRE PROCESS FOR TEACHERS AND FOR CAMPUS ADMINISTRATORS, BUT I BELIEVE EVERYBODY DESERVES THAT AND I FEEL EVERYBODY WILL [INAUDIBLE] CONNECTED WITH THEIR DISTRICT AND WOULD STAY LONGER IF WE COULD ROLL THAT OUT TO ALL EMPLOYEES.

SO LONGER TERM, WE'D LIKE TO ROLL SOMETHING LIKE THAT OUT.

INSTITUTING FORMAL SUCCESSION AND TARGETED PLANNING WITH SUPERVISORS.

YOU KNOW, WE HEARD EARLIER A SITUATION WHERE AN INTERVENOR LEFT OUR DISTRICT VERY SUDDENLY AND WE ALL HEARD THE CHALLENGES THAT THAT'S CREATED.

AND SO THAT'S JUST AN EXAMPLE THAT I THINK IS FRESH IN MY MIND, BUT HOW DO WE ENSURE THAT WHEN THOSE SITUATIONS HAPPEN AND WE DON'T HAVE NOTICE ON A SEPARATION, HOW DO WE ENSURE THAT WE HAVE SUFFICIENT BENCH TO BE ABLE TO BACKFILL AND COVER THAT SPOT? I THINK THAT SPEAKS TO THAT.

AND THEN TALENT AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR STAFF IN ALL AREAS.

WE REALLY WANT TO DO MORE FOR PREPARING OUR SUPERVISORS TO, AND OUR FUTURE SUPERVISORS, TO BE ABLE TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THAT ROLE.

SO REALLY TRYING TO EXPAND THE WORK THAT WE DO WITH OUR PRINCIPALS AND ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS INTO OTHER SUPERVISORY POSITIONS.

AGAIN, THIS SPEAKS TO A LITTLE BIT EARLIER, BUT EXPANDING WHAT WE DO WITH NEW TEACHERS AND TO OTHER AREAS.

AGAIN, WE'VE STARTED THIS WORK IN TERMS OF EXPANDING OUR WORK WITH THE COMMUNITY, IN TERMS OF PARTNERSHIPS.

YOU KNOW--.

WELL, I DON'T THINK IT'S NEWS TO ANYBODY THAT THE COST OF LIVING CONTINUES TO BE A CHALLENGE. AND IT'S, I MEAN, OUR INFLATION RATE HAS BEEN REALLY HIGH, AND THE COST OF LIVING IN THIS AREA HAS BEEN VERY HIGH.

AND IT'S DEFINITELY FRONT AND CENTER AS WE THINK ABOUT OUR BUDGET RECOMMENDATIONS.

YOU KNOW, WHEN DENNIS AND I TALK IN TERMS OF, YOU KNOW, TEACHING ASSISTANTS WHO ARE MAKING A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MONEY AND THEIR HOUSE PRICES HAVE INCREASED 16% OR 17% IN THE LAST TWO YEARS. SO HOW DO WE CREATE SITUATIONS WHERE WE'VE GOT MORE AFFORDABLE LIVING FOR NOT JUST OUR CURRENT STAFF, BUT ALSO TO RECRUIT PEOPLE FROM OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE.

SO REALLY CREATING THOSE PARTNERSHIPS WITH APARTMENT COMPLEXES AND THINGS LIKE THAT TO HELP REDUCE THOSE POTENTIAL COSTS FOR EMPLOYEES.

AND AGAIN, THE LAST PIECE I MENTIONED A LITTLE BIT EARLIER, ABOUT OUR EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT, RECOGNITION AND FEEDBACK OPPORTUNITIES, THIS IS NOT ONE THAT I THINK, YOU KNOW, I'M NOT SURE IF WE CAN SOLVE THAT TODAY.

THERE'S LOTS TO THAT, RIGHT? SO WHAT'S BEEN A CHALLENGE FOR ME JUST THIS SPRING IS BEING, HOW DO I REACH OUT AND TRY TO GAIN FEEDBACK FROM TEACHERS AND STAFF MEMBERS WHO ARE ALREADY FEELING REALLY BURDENED? I REALLY DON'T WANT TO GIVE THEM ANOTHER THING TO DO, SO.

AND THEN HOW DO I MAKE SURE THAT IT'S GENUINE ENOUGH AND IT'S ACTIONABLE? SO WE'RE STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT EXACTLY WHAT THIS LOOKS LIKE, BUT THIS IS AN AREA THAT WE NEED TO CONTINUE TO FOCUS ON, SO.

SO MORE PASSION PROJECTS, BUT INCREASING OUR WELLNESS OPPORTUNITIES FOR STAFF.

YOU KNOW, THE GREAT THING ABOUT BEING IN K 12 AND WORKING IN A SCHOOL DISTRICT IS THAT COMPANIES AND ENTITIES ARE GENERALLY WILLING TO DO SOMETHING TO GIVE YOU SOME SORT OF DISCOUNT. WE TALKED ABOUT WORK PERKS OR, WE HEARD A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WORK PERKS EARLIER.

THERE'S SEVERAL APPS THAT ARE OUT THERE THAT ARE AVAILABLE, FITNESS APPS AND THINGS LIKE THAT. I MEAN, IT'S ALL PART OF A WELLNESS STRATEGY WHERE IF YOU CAN PROVIDE DIFFERENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR DIFFERENT EMPLOYEE GROUPS TO KEEP THEM ENGAGED, IT CAN IT CAN ULTIMATELY HELP WITH HEALTH INSURANCE COSTS AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

SO IT'S IT'S AN AREA THAT WE WANT TO CONTINUE TO FOCUS ON AND GET HAVE A FEW DIFFERENT OFFERINGS FOR EMPLOYEES.

WE'D LIKE TO CREATE SOME CAMPUS WELLNESS CHAMPIONS AT EACH CAMPUS.

SO I MENTIONED EARLIER ONE OF OUR IN A DISTRICT THIS LARGE, IT'S DIFFICULT TO GET ALL OF THE INFORMATION ABOUT ALL OF OUR OFFERINGS OUT TO ALL OF OUR STAFF.

RIGHT. A LOT OF TIMES LEAVE AND BENEFITS IN PARTICULAR BECOME KIND OF REACTIVE.

EMPLOYEES CALL WHEN THEY NEED SOMETHING BECAUSE THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT'S OUT THERE.

AND SO I FEEL LIKE IF WE COULD EXPAND OUR REACH BY HAVING SOME WELLNESS CHAMPIONS ON A CAMPUS, IT WILL HELP US BETTER, BETTER DISSEMINATE THAT INFORMATION.

WE'D LIKE TO BE MORE ON SITE FOR FOR EMPLOYEE DROPPING SITUATIONS.

YOU KNOW, I MEAN, I THINK THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WAS DONE.

I'VE WORKED IN SMALLER DISTRICTS WHERE HR WOULD BE ON A CAMPUS ONCE, ONCE EVERY SEMESTER

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AND POP IN IF YOU IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS DURING YOUR CONFERENCE PERIOD.

AND SO I WANT I REALLY WOULD LIKE TO PUSH THAT OUT WITH OUR DISTRICT NEXT SEMESTER.

WE TALKED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT TRAINING AND MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT FOR STAFF AND EMPLOYEES AND SUPERVISOR TRAINING.

AND THEN SOME OF THESE OTHER APPROACHES ARE REALLY MORE ABOUT THERE'S A LOT OF RESEARCH CURRENTLY ON A LOT OF DIFFERENT PROGRAMS THAT HAVE BECOME AVAILABLE SINCE THE PANDEMIC.

SO SOME PROGRAMS THAT HAVE COME OUT THERE THAT REALLY TALK ABOUT TRAINING AROUND THESE TOPICS, AROUND MENTAL HEALTH AND SUPPORT.

AND SO WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING LIKE THAT IN TERMS OF THE TRAINING FOR MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT AND TRAINING AROUND RESILIENCE AND A REAL A REAL STRATEGIC, SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO THAT. SO IT'S NOT SOMETHING WE CURRENTLY OFFER, BUT WE'RE LOOKING INTO SOME DIFFERENT OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARE OUT THERE.

OBVIOUSLY, OF COURSE, ALL OF THESE THINGS COME WITH A BUDGET, BUT I MEAN, THESE ARE AREAS OF EXPLORATION FOR US.

[INAUDIBLE] FAVORITE TEACHER INCENTIVE ALLOTMENT.

SO THIS IS THIS WAS I WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS WAS ADDRESSED.

AND IT KIND OF TIES IN TO WHAT A LITTLE BIT OF THE CONVERSATION FROM EARLIER WHEN RYAN WAS PRESENTING AROUND STRATEGIC COMPENSATION AND DIFFERENTIATED COMPENSATION AT TARGETED CAMPUSES. SO TEACHER INCENTIVE ALLOTMENT IS IS KIND OF A WAY TO DO THAT AND THAT IT IT PROVIDES A DIFFERENTIATED COMPENSATION AMOUNT OR FUNDING AMOUNT BASED ON THE CAMPUS AND BASED ON THE THE WAY TEA EVALUATES THAT CAMPUS.

AND SO WE AS AS I'VE MENTIONED BEFORE, WE ARE IN COHORT F AND SO OUR APPLICATION IS DUE AND IT'S ACTUALLY DUE IN THE FALL AND WE'LL START COLLECTING DATA THE YEAR AFTER NEXT SCHOOL YEAR. BUT WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO GET THAT LAUNCHED AND GET COMMUNICATION OUT TO TEACHERS AND CREATE SOME UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT IT IS AND MAKE SURE THAT WE CAN WE CAN CREATE SOME SOME PUSH AMONG OUR PRINCIPALS AS WELL, BECAUSE IT'S A REALLY GOOD RECRUITING TOOL TO BE ABLE TO GO OUT TO A JOB FAIR AND SAY, HEY, THESE ARE OUR LISTS OF CAMPUSES AND THIS IS HOW MUCH YOU COULD MAKE IF YOU WORKED AT ONE OF THOSE CAMPUSES.

WE CURRENTLY HAVE 21 TEACHERS WHO ARE RECEIVING TEACHER INCENTIVE ALLOTMENT FUNDING THIS YEAR. THOSE ARE ALL NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED TEACHERS, AND SO THEY WILL RECEIVE ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION AT THE END OF THIS YEAR, PROVIDED THEY STAY WITH US AND WE'RE PAST THE SNAPSHOT NOW.

SO SO WE WILL EXPAND THAT NUMBER IN THE OUT YEARS AS WELL.

SO EMPLOYEE WELLNESS LOOKING FORWARD, REALLY, WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE THIS A MORE PROACTIVE APPROACH TO EMPLOYEE HEALTH AND EMPLOYEE WELLNESS.

AGAIN, I MENTIONED LEAVE AND BENEFITS CAN SOMETIMES BE VERY REACTIVE WHEN SOMEBODY NEEDS SOMETHING. WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS TO CREATE SOME DIFFERENT SITUATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR EMPLOYEES.

SO LEARN TO LIVE IS SOMETHING THAT'S OFFERED CURRENTLY THROUGH BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD.

THAT'S AN EXAMPLE OF SOMETHING THAT'S THAT'S IN PLACE ALREADY.

WE'D LIKE TO DO SOME MONTHLY WELLNESS WEBINARS, AND WE DO HAVE OPPORTUNITIES TO CREATE SOME ONSITE HEALTH OPPORTUNITIES.

SOMETIMES IT'S STRESSFUL FOR A TEACHER TO TAKE A HALF DAY TO AND SECURE A SUB TO TO LEAVE THE CAMPUS AND GO TO A DENTAL APPOINTMENT.

WE'RE REALLY EXCITED. WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO PARTNER WITH A VENDOR TO SET UP A POP UP CLINIC IN MAY, AND SO THEY'LL BE ABLE TO ACTUALLY GO SEE THE DENTIST.

I KNOW IT'S NOT A GREAT THING TO DO, BUT THEY DON'T HAVE TO LEAVE CAMPUS TO DO IT, SO THEY'LL BE ABLE TO GO SEE THE DENTIST DURING THE CONFERENCE PERIOD.

THEY WON'T HAVE TO TAKE TIME OFF FROM WORK.

THEY WON'T HAVE TO FIGURE OUT CHILD CARE OR ANYTHING, AND THEY CAN COME STRAIGHT BACK TO WORK, MAYBE WITH ONE LESS TOOTH, BUT AND THEN THE LAST PIECE IS JUST REEVALUATING OUR CURRENT LEAVE PLANS. SO WE'VE HAD LOTS OF DISCUSSIONS AND HEARD A LOT ABOUT SICK LEAVE BANK AND DONATING LEAVE AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

AND, AND THAT IS AN AREA THAT IT'S A IT WILL BE A DECISION THAT THE BOARD WOULD HAVE TO APPROVE. BUT IT'S CERTAINLY SOMETHING THAT WE'RE WE'RE ACTIVELY WORKING ON RIGHT NOW TO PUT SOME RECOMMENDATIONS IN PLACE FOR THAT PARTICULAR ITEM FOR NEXT YEAR.

AND EMPLOYEE FEEDBACK AND COMMUNICATION.

I'M ALMOST DONE, Y'ALL.

SO DISTRICT CLIMATE SURVEY HAS GONE OUT WHERE WE'RE EXCITED TO GET RESULTS BACK.

I BELIEVE THE RESPONSE RATES HAVE BEEN VERY GOOD.

WE GET FEEDBACK AND COMMUNICATION FROM OUR DISTRICT ADVISORY COUNCIL AND WE'RE VERY THANKFUL FOR THOSE REPRESENTATIVES FROM EACH CAMPUS PROVIDING US THAT INFORMATION.

WE'VE DONE A GUEST EDUCATOR STAY SURVEY THIS SPRING AND WE'LL HAVE DATA ON THAT.

THAT SPEAKS TO THE REASONS WHY, I GUESS, THE EDUCATORS WORK AND WHY THEY CHOOSE TO WORK.

LET'S TALK I MENTIONED IT EARLIER.

IT'S A GOOD, GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO CONNECT WITH A SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT.

WE DO OFFER AN EXIT SURVEY CURRENTLY BOTH DIGITALLY, WHICH IS OPTIONAL FOR EMPLOYEES, AND WE ALSO ALLOW SUPERVISORS TO CONDUCT AN EXIT SURVEY WITH ANY EMPLOYEE WHO'S LEAVING THE DISTRICT AS WELL.

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BUT THE EXIT SURVEY ITSELF IS VERY REACTIVE, RIGHT? SOMETIMES IT'S TOO LATE TO DO ANYTHING WITH THAT INFORMATION.

AND SO IN THE NEXT SLIDE, ONE OF THE AREAS THAT WE WE'D LIKE TO REALLY PUSH NEXT YEAR IS TO CREATE SOME SURVEYS THAT ARE REALLY MORE RESPONSIVE AND AND PROACTIVE.

SO A STAY SURVEY SO WE KNOW WHERE YOU'RE LEAVING THE DISTRICT.

BUT FOR THAT TEN, 15 YEAR TEACHER, WHY DO YOU CHOOSE TO STAY WITH ROUND ROCK ISD AND AND HOW DO WE HOW DO WE CAPTURE THAT INFORMATION? SO THAT'S AN AREA THAT WE'D LIKE TO EXPAND FOR NEXT YEAR IN ADDITION TO OUR NEW TEACHER SURVEY. SO WE HAVE TEACHERS WHO COME TO US.

YOU KNOW, IT'S A VERY CHALLENGING LIFT.

BUT ONCE THE EUPHORIA WEARS OUT, WHERE DO WE KNOW WHERE WE AS A DISTRICT CAN PUSH IN AND SUPPORT THOSE NEW TEACHERS SO THEY STAY WITH US RIGHT.

SO WE'LL BE LAUNCHING A NEW TEACHER SURVEY NEXT YEAR, WHICH THEY'LL RECEIVE AFTER ABOUT 90 DAYS OF EMPLOYMENT.

WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO UTILIZE SOCIAL MEDIA, BUT WE'D LIKE TO EXPAND THAT FOR RECRUITMENT AND RETENTION.

WE JUST LAUNCHED AGAIN, THANKS WITH OUR COMMUNICATIONS TEAM AND THE MARKETING TEAM IN PARTICULAR. WE WERE ABLE TO LAUNCH AN HR SERVICES THAT'S HRS TILE ON THE DISTRICT MOBILE APP THAT ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEES CAN CAN LOG ON AND CONNECT TO.

AND THAT'S ACTUALLY A WAY THAT WE'LL BE ABLE TO PUSH INFORMATION DIRECTLY OUT TO EMPLOYEES REGARDING UPDATES THAT WE HAVE WHEN THE COMPENSATION PLAN GETS ADOPTED, WHEN CONTRACTS GO OUT, THAT NEW BENEFITS OFFERINGS THAT WE HAVE, AGAIN, IT'S VERY MUCH A PROACTIVE APPROACH TO THAT.

SO WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

WE ALSO HAVE OUR SOURCE AND THE SOURCE HR SERVICES NEWSLETTER, WHICH IS NOW SORRY, IT'S A BLOG. DIANE FALLETTA WON'T BE HAPPY WITH ME FOR SAYING A NEWSLETTER.

IT'S A BLOG AND IT'S AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE AS WELL.

AND IF YOU SUBSCRIBE ON OUR AIR STYLE, WHEN A NEW BLOG IS POSTED, THAT INFORMATION WILL GO DIRECTLY TO OUR EMPLOYEES AS WELL.

CONTENT WILL BE UPDATED PERIODICALLY.

WE'RE HOPING IT'LL BE ONCE A MONTH, BUT WE'LL HAVE ALL OF OUR NEW BENEFITS OFFERINGS AND THINGS LIKE THAT LISTED ON THAT.

SO THAT'S A LOT OF SLIDES AND A LOT OF INFORMATION.

AND CERTAINLY I'M VERY UNDERSTANDING THAT THAT IS NOT EVERYTHING.

BUT I'D BE VERY HAPPY TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MIGHT HAVE AT THIS POINT.

FIRST. GO AHEAD. I JUST WANT TO THANK EDDIE FOR ALL THAT.

THAT WAS A LOT. AND I ALSO WANTED TO POINT OUT I WAS THINKING ABOUT IT.

THAT'S MR. BRISCOE ON THAT QUESTION SLIDE.

HE'S THE REGIONAL BUS DRIVER OF THE YEAR.

NOT THE ROUND ROCK, BUT THE REGIONAL BUS DRIVER OF THE YEAR.

SO HE'S AN INCREDIBLE ASSET TO THE DISTRICT.

I JUST WANTED TO POINT THAT OUT. THAT'S WONDERFUL.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, MR. KERN.

I HAVE LOTS OF LIGHTS ON FOR YOU.

SO WE'LL START WITH TRUSTEE WEIR.

I'M SO RARELY FIRST.

I JUST HAD A COUPLE OF THINGS WHEN YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT RETENTION.

I JUST HAPPENED TO HAVE BEEN AT A LEADERSHIP TASB EVENT AT HOUSTON TILLOTSON, AND THEY HAVE A SPECIAL PROGRAM ACTUALLY FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALE TEACHERS THAT THEY'RE PUTTING TOGETHER. AND YOU'RE NODDING.

SO I'M JUST GOING TO ASSUME THAT YOU KNOW ABOUT THAT AND THAT THAT'S HOPEFULLY ONE OF THE AREAS WHERE WE'RE RECRUITING AND AND THEN ALSO FOR RECRUITING.

WHEN WE TALK ABOUT DUAL LANGUAGE AND YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT NATIONAL.

DOES THAT INCLUDE PUERTO RICO? BECAUSE I KNOW THAT'S A REALLY GOOD SOURCE OF DUAL LANGUAGE TEACHERS IF WE RECRUIT FROM PUERTO RICO. YES, MA'AM.

WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY RECRUITING FROM THERE.

YOU KNOW, WE WHEN I WAS IN A PREVIOUS DISTRICT, THAT WAS AN AREA THAT WE DID GO TO, BUT WE'RE NOT CURRENTLY SCHEDULED TO GO THERE THIS YEAR.

THAT COULD BE AN AREA THAT WE EXPLORE IN IN FUTURE YEARS, FOR SURE.

REGARDING HOUSTON TILLOTSON, WE DID ATTEND THE JOB FAIR RECENTLY.

WE ARE TRYING VERY HARD TO CULTIVATE A RELATIONSHIP WITH THAT UNIVERSITY AND I THINK IT'S I'M EXCITED. OUR DIRECTOR OF STAFFING AND TALENT ACQUISITION HAS ACTUALLY MET WITH THEIR SORRY, THEIR EDUCATION PROGRAM FOLKS.

AND SO HOPEFULLY BY CULTIVATING THAT UNIVERSITY, WE CAN DEVELOP THAT, THAT SORT OF PIPELINE FOR US AS WELL.

AWESOME. AND MY MY LAST QUESTION JUST HAD TO SORT OF DO WITH YOUR LAST COUPLE OF SLIDES, THERE WAS A LOT OF FEEDBACK THAT YOU'RE GATHERING.

AND I'M JUST SORT OF CURIOUS IF YOU HAVE IDEAS OF HOW YOU'RE ACTUALLY GOING TO PUT THAT TO USE RATHER THAN JUST GATHERING.

NO, I'M JUST KIDDING. YES, WE WE HAVE LOTS, LOTS OF IDEAS.

AND THAT'S THE THING, RIGHT? YOU KNOW, FEEDBACK IS FEEDBACK.

BUT UNLESS YOU'RE DOING SOMETHING WITH IT, IT'S JUST IT'S JUST FEEDBACK, RIGHT? SO I THINK IT'S REALLY ABOUT REALLY HONING IN ON OUR RECOMMENDATIONS AND TRYING TO GET THAT VOICE PIECE. YOU KNOW, I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS THAT THE FEEDBACK IS KIND OF TOLD ME AND MY TEAM THIS YEAR IS THAT, YOU KNOW, WE HEAR THINGS ABOUT HEALTH INSURANCE AND WE HEAR THINGS ABOUT WHAT DO WE HAVE IN THE BENEFITS PLATFORM?

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OR WHAT DO WE OFFER FOR WELLNESS? WE ACTUALLY HAVE A LOT THAT WE'RE STILL DISCOVERING IN OUR IN OUR HEALTH INSURANCE, YOU KNOW, ON THE WEBSITE AND IN TERMS OF THOSE DISCOUNTS THAT EMPLOYEES CAN RECEIVE AND THINGS LIKE THAT. SO THAT WAS HOW WE UTILIZED THAT FEEDBACK THIS YEAR.

IT'S REALLY TO HONING IN ON THE NEED TO REALLY FOCUS ON COMMUNICATION AND GETTING INFORMATION OUT TO EMPLOYEES.

BUT AGAIN, I THINK THAT'S WHERE CREATING THAT CHANNEL FOR COMMUNICATION WILL BETTER HELP US WITH INFORMING THE KIND OF DECISIONS AND THE FOCUS THAT WE HAVE.

IT'S REALLY ABOUT HAVING THAT DIALOG SO EMPLOYEES KNOW WHO TO CONTACT IN HR WHEN THEY HAVE A QUESTION. AND AS WE START TO GET THAT FEEDBACK AND WHEN IT'S CONSISTENT, THAT'S WHEN WE'LL BE ABLE TO FOCUS ON THOSE PRIORITIES AND HOW TO DO SOMETHING WITH THAT INFORMATION. TRUSTEE HARRISON.

EXCUSE ME. CAN I JUMP IN? HAVE A QUICK COMMENT.

SHE CONCEDED. SO.

I WOULD ACTUALLY PREFER YOU PUT LESS.

WE TALK LESS ON THE EQUIPMENT.

I PUT LESS DETAIL ON THINGS BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO SPILL THE BEANS.

FOR OTHER SCHOOL DATA FOR YOUR FORMER EMPLOYERS TO COPY OUR STRATEGIES.

I JUST DON'T WANT TO TALK TOO MUCH OUT THERE.

WE CAN TALK A LOT ABOUT OUR ATTENTION, BUT I JUST PREFER NOT TO TALK TOO MUCH ON RECRUITMENT BECAUSE THERE'S A FIXED POOL, RIGHT? IF WE HAVE THOSE.

THOSE OTHER.

YEAH, THAT'S IT.

TRUSTEE HARRISON. THANK YOU, DR.

XIAO. I HADN'T THOUGHT ABOUT THAT.

I HAD A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS AND ALSO SOME FEEDBACK.

SO ONE THING I'M LOOKING AT AS A TRUSTEE IS FREE LABOR.

AND I THINK I LOOK AT THIS BECAUSE I WAS AN EDUCATOR AND I KNOW THAT EDUCATION REQUIRES A LOT OF FREE LABOR FROM TEACHERS.

SO PRAISE.

I WANT TO SHOUT OUT CHRISTINA SNOW FOR THE EFFORT SHE'S MAKING TO I'M LOVING GETTING THE EMAILS THAT WE GET ABOUT TRANSITIONING YOU KNOW EA'S TO SPECIAL EDUCATION EDUCATOR EDUCATORS AND LIKE ALL OF THOSE EFFORTS I THINK ARE GREAT.

BUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE LEADERSHIP PREPARATION AND ALL OF THAT, THERE'S A LOT OF FREE LABOR IN THAT. YOU'RE SPENDING A LOT OF TIME BEING A PART OF THOSE LEADERSHIP COHORTS.

YOU'RE PRODUCING DELIVERABLES THAT THE DISTRICT CAN BENEFIT FROM.

YOU'RE NOT BEING COMPENSATED IF YOU'VE WORKED A FULL DAY AND YOU HAVE CHILDREN, YOU KNOW, DO YOU HAVE CHILD CARE? SO DOES THAT PRECLUDE OUR SINGLE PARENTS, WHICH WE'VE HEARD FROM, DOES THAT KEEP THEM FROM PARTICIPATING? AND I'M JUST WONDERING.

AND JUST WANTING TO SURFACE AS A TRUSTEE, I REALLY CARE ABOUT FREE LABOR BECAUSE I THINK THAT THAT'S JUST ANOTHER THING THAT'S ADDING ON TO EDUCATORS EVERYWHERE IS, YOU KNOW, PEOPLE THINK, OH, EDUCATORS GET THE SUMMERS OFF.

NO GOOD EDUCATORS ARE DOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

THEY'RE PLANNING FOR THE NEXT YEAR.

AND THEY DIDN'T WORK 40 HOURS A WEEK DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR.

THEY WORKED 60 TO 80 HOURS A WEEK DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR.

SO THAT'S JUST SOMETHING TO KEEP IN MIND.

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW.

YOU KNOW, EA'S ARE BEING PULLED AND I UNDERSTAND THEY'RE BEING PAID AN HOURLY RATE, BUT THEY'RE BEING PULLED AWAY FROM THEIR JOBS TO SOMETIMES COVER CLASSES.

AND IT SEEMS LIKE THEY'RE NOT BEING COMPENSATED.

SO AND I HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS, BUT DO YOU WANT TO RESPOND TO THAT? IS THERE ANYTHING WE CAN DO ABOUT THAT OR.

IS THAT ACCURATE? SO THE CHALLENGE THAT WE HAVE WITH ASSISTANCE IS BECAUSE THEY'RE IN A NONEXEMPT POSITION, WE HAVE TO TRACK ALL OF THEIR HOURS AND PAY THEM ACCORDINGLY.

SO WE DON'T CURRENTLY HAVE IT SET UP WHERE THEY CAN CLOCK OUT AND CLOCK BACK IN ON A DIFFERENT RATE. YOU KNOW, I WANT TO BE CAREFUL THAT I DON'T SAY WE DON'T ABSOLUTELY VALUE WHAT THEY'RE DOING BY SUPPORTING ON THEIR CAMPUSES.

BUT IF THEY'RE ESSENTIALLY PERFORMING THE SAME ROLE BY BY COVERING A CLASS OR SERVING IN THAT FUNCTION, WE WOULDN'T NECESSARILY BE PROVIDING THEM ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION FOR THAT. THE PHILOSOPHY WITH THE TEACHERS RECEIVING PAY WAS DUE TO THEM GIVING UP THE TIME THAT THEY WOULD NORMALLY SPEND ON PLANNING AND PREP.

AND SO THAT'S PUSHING THEIR THAT WORK UNTIL AFTER HOURS, IF THAT MAKES SENSE.

AND SO FOR TEACHING ASSISTANTS, IF THAT'S HAPPENING WITH THEM AS WELL, THEY WOULD BE ELIGIBLE TO EARN OVERTIME BECAUSE THEY'D BE WORKING HOURS OUTSIDE OF THEIR NORMAL DAY IN ORDER TO TO TAKE CARE OF THE WORK THAT THEY WOULD HAVE HAD TO DO DURING THE DAY.

BUT THEY WEREN'T ABLE TO GET TO BECAUSE THEY WERE COVERING THE CLASS.

AND I'LL AD TO THAT THERE'S A FEDERAL LAW THAT PROHIBITS THAT BECAUSE THEY'RE HOURLY EMPLOYEES. SO THEY CLOCK IN IN THE MORNING AND THEY CLOCK OUT AT A CERTAIN TIME.

AND UNLESS THEY'RE WORKING AFTER HOURS WHERE WE CAN PAY THEM OVERTIME IT'S VIEWED AS A AND MR. COVINGTON MIGHT COULD HELP ME WITH THAT BUT IT'S A IT'S A FEDERAL LAW THAT PREVENTS US FROM DOING THAT.

OKAY. WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT.

SO I JUST WANT TO BE CLEAR AND TRANSPARENT ABOUT THAT.

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CAN WE TALK A LITTLE BIT AND MAYBE THIS IS SOMETHING THAT GETS A PIN IN IT AND WE TALK ABOUT IT DURING BUDGET MEETINGS, BUT, YOU KNOW, WE TALK ABOUT BONUSES FOR RECRUITMENT.

SO EARLY SIGN ON, BONUS FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION.

AND I THINK THERE WAS A LOT OF TENSION AROUND THAT BECAUSE IT'S LIKE, WELL, I'M A SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER AND I DON'T, YOU KNOW, GET A BONUS.

WHEN YOU DO THINGS LIKE THAT, WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN LOYAL AND FAITHFUL TO OUR DISTRICT AND HOW MIGHT WE REALLY SUPPORT AND INCENTIVIZE THEM? SO WE WE CURRENTLY OFFER A STIPEND FOR THOSE POSITIONS, RIGHT? AND OBVIOUSLY, ANYBODY NEWLY HIRED INTO THOSE POSITIONS WOULD STILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR THAT POSITION. THIS IS A NEW PILOT THAT WE'RE TRYING WITH THIS SMALL GROUP.

AND SO, I MEAN, I DON'T I DON'T KNOW IF I CAN ANSWER THAT HOLISTICALLY TODAY.

IT'S IT'S A CHALLENGING QUESTION IN TERMS OF HOW I FEEL ABOUT THAT, BECAUSE THIS WAS SOMETHING WE ROLLED OUT BASED ON THE NEED THAT WE HAVE RIGHT NOW FOR A SPECIFIC AREA.

AND WE WERE ABLE TO SECURE A FINITE AMOUNT OF FUNDING FOR IT THROUGH TITLE TWO.

IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE COULD LOOK AT EXPLORING FURTHER IF IF THERE WAS AN INTEREST ON THE PART OF THE BOARD. BUT IT WOULD I THINK IT WOULD LOOK MORE LIKE POSSIBLY LOOKING AT OUR SPECIAL ED STIPEND IN GENERAL AND DETERMINING IF THAT NEEDS TO BE ADJUSTED IN THAT TYPE OF WAY. I JUST I MEAN, THIS WAS SPECIFIC FOR SIGNING A SIGN ON BONUS FOR EMPLOYEES AND TO GET THEM FOR NEW HIRES.

I'M SORRY TO GET THEM SECURED EARLIER IN THE YEAR.

SO IT JUST WAS TARGETED FROM THAT RESPECT.

THANK YOU FOR THAT VERY MUCH.

I SEE TRUSTEE VESSA'S EYES.

SHE'S LIKE, I TOLD YOU ALL WE NEEDED MORE MONEY FROM THE LEGISLATURE.

I SEE YOUR EYES AND I GET IT.

A COUPLE MORE QUESTIONS.

ARE WE ABLE TO SPONSOR VISAS? I KNOW THAT MAY BE LIKE A REALLY? NOT REALLY. IT'S IT'S REALLY, REALLY, REALLY CHALLENGING.

IT GOT A LOT MORE CHALLENGING A FEW YEARS AGO, IT WAS SOMETHING THAT WE WERE ABLE TO DO IN A PREVIOUS DISTRICT THAT I WORKED AT.

WE DID IT ON A VERY LIMITED BASIS, AND THEN AT THAT TIME OUR ATTORNEY ADVISED US THAT THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT WE WEREN'T GOING TO BE ABLE TO CONTINUE BECAUSE IT JUST BECOME MORE AND MORE CHALLENGING.

IT'S SOMETHING WE CAN CERTAINLY LOOK INTO AGAIN.

BUT I THINK THE JUSTIFICATION BEHIND THAT IS THE TRICKY PART.

SO WE CAN WE CAN DO SOME RESEARCH INTO THAT TO SEE WHAT THE THE FEASIBILITY OF IT IS MOVING FORWARD. PERFECT.

THANK YOU. AND MAYBE ONE MORE QUESTION.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT'S BEEN RAISED AND AGAIN, THIS MAY BE A PIN IN IT AND A HYBRID BUDGET HR QUESTION.

BUT AND YOU DON'T HAVE TO ANSWER IT NOW.

IS THERE EVER A POSSIBILITY THAT WE COULD ENROLL IN SOCIAL SECURITY AND NOT BE AN ADDED BENEFIT? I SEE YOU LAUGHING.

YOU MIGHT ALREADY HAVE AN ANSWER. I WORKED IN A PREVIOUS DISTRICT.

I MIGHT HAVE MENTIONED THAT, AND THEY DID EVERYTHING IN THEIR POWER TO TRY AND GET OUT OF SOCIAL SECURITY AND THEY COULDN'T DO IT.

AND SO I DON'T I DON'T REMEMBER THE LEGISLATION, BUT THERE WAS SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED IN THE EARLY 80S THAT DISTRICTS HAD TO OPT IN OR OPT OUT.

DENNIS DR.

PRESLEY IN THE EARLY 80S.

THAT'S BEFORE I WAS BORN, SIR.

DO YOU HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON THAT? [LAUGHTER] YEAH, I DON'T REMEMBER THE YEAR.

I DON'T REMEMBER THE YEAR. BUT YOU'LL PAY FOR THAT LATER, SIR.

BUT. BUT THERE WAS A ONE TIME OPPORTUNITY FOR DISTRICTS TO OPT IN, AND SOME DISTRICTS DID. AND IF YOU DIDN'T DO IT, THEN YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO DO IT NOW.

SO IT'S NOT AN OPTION.

BUT AS MR. CURRAN SAID, SOME OF THE DISTRICTS THAT DID IT ARE WISHING THEY WOULD HAVE DONE SOMETHING DIFFERENTLY. SO I THINK THOSE ARE ALL MY QUESTIONS.

THANK YOU. AND I APPRECIATE THE JOKES.

IT BRINGS SOME LEVITY.

SORRY, IT'S GETTING LATE IN THE DAY, MA'AM.

I APOLOGIZE. THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE VESSA.

I LOVE THE JOKES THAT MAKES ME HAPPY.

AND THERE WERE OTHER THINGS THAT MADE ME HAPPY.

YOU SAID THINGS LIKE GRANTS AND SPECIAL USE OF ESSER FUNDS.

THOSE ARE LIKE THINGS THAT BRIGHTEN MY WORLD THINGS GO OFF IN MY HEAD.

I START JUST BEING FULL OF JOY.

AND I WAS SUPER HAPPY ABOUT YOUR QUESTION ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY.

I MEAN, THAT'S A LEGISLATIVE FIX.

YES, IT HAPPENED BEFORE, BUT THAT DOESN'T MEAN WE CAN'T HOUND THEM TO INCLUDE US IF THAT'S WHAT THEY WANT. IF WE WANT AS A BOARD AND AS A DISTRICT, CERTAINLY IT'S SOMETHING WE COULD PURSUE NEXT LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

GETTING IN ON THAT.

I DON'T THINK IT'S AN IMPOSSIBILITY, BUT IT'S SOMETHING WE WOULD REALLY HAVE TO EXPLORE.

ONE, YOU'RE RIGHT.

I LOVE TALKING ABOUT TEACHER INCENTIVE ALLOTMENT.

AND I JUST HAD A QUICK QUESTION ABOUT HOW MUCH COMPENSATION DO YOU GET IF YOU'RE A NATIONALLY BOARD CERTIFIED TEACHER? WHAT'S THE WHAT'S THE.

SO WE ACTUALLY PAY A STIPEND IF YOU'RE A NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED TEACHER AS A DISTRICT

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ON TOP OF THAT. BUT THROUGH TEACHER INCENTIVE ALLOTMENT, ALL NATIONAL BOARD CERTIFIED TEACHERS RECEIVE A RECOGNIZED DESIGNATION.

SO WHATEVER THE RECOGNIZED TIER IS FOR THE PARTICULAR CAMPUS THAT THEY WORK AT, THEY'RE ELIGIBLE FOR THAT FOR THAT FUNDING.

RIGHT. AND SO WE AS A DISTRICT IN OUR COMPENSATION PLAN, WE WE PROVIDE THE 100% OF THAT FUNDING TO THE TEACHER.

THAT'S WHAT'S CURRENTLY IN OUR COMPENSATION PLAN.

AND SO WHATEVER THAT, THAT TIERED AMOUNT IS FOR RECOGNIZE THAT'S WHAT THEY'D RECEIVE.

OKAY. I ALSO HAD A QUESTION ABOUT, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A LOT OF CTE TEACHERS, WE HAVE A LOT OF PROGRAMS WITHIN OUR SECONDARY THAT REALLY RECRUIT KIND OF HARD TO FILL POSITIONS AND BECAUSE THEY HAVE A SPECIAL SKILL SET.

SO CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THINGS THAT WE'VE BEEN TRYING, THAT YOU'VE THOUGHT ABOUT TO TRY TO FILL THOSE POSITIONS? YOU KNOW, WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THE ENGINEERING AND THE THE COMPUTER SCIENCE, AND BUT WE OFFER SO MANY DIFFERENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR STUDENTS THAT REQUIRE REALLY A DIFFERENT SKILL SET OF TEACHER.

AND CAN YOU SAY CAN YOU TALK ABOUT THAT? YEAH, I CAN'T I CAN'T SPEAK TO SPECIFICS ON THAT NECESSARILY.

TRUSTEE VESSA. BUT WHAT I WOULD SAY IS, YOU KNOW, WHAT I THINK WE NEED TO DO AND WHAT, YOU KNOW, I REALLY FEEL THAT MAYBE IS MISSING IS JUST BEING BEING AHEAD OF THE CURVE ON THAT. YOU KNOW, THAT'S WHAT'S BEEN YOU KNOW, WE'VE TYPICALLY, YOU KNOW, IN ALL HRS AND ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS, IT'S VERY MUCH THIS IS THE NUMBER OF VACANCIES THAT I HAVE.

THIS IS WHAT I'M HIRING FOR.

BUT HOW DO WE GET MORE IN FRONT OF THAT? SO LEARN KNOWING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, OUR ROBOTICS PROGRAMS ARE A PROJECT LEAD THE WAY ARE THINGS LIKE THAT AHEAD OF TIME, ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT ARE EXPANDING? I CAN'T ANSWER SPECIFICALLY WHAT WE'RE DOING FOR THOSE FOR THIS YEAR, BUT I DO THINK IT'S IT'S REALLY ABOUT MARKETING AND BRANDING AND GETTING OUR INFORMATION OUT THERE IN NONTRADITIONAL AREAS.

RIGHT. SO WE'VE GOT SOME AMAZING PROGRAMS. I THINK IF IF WE WERE ABLE TO GET SOME OF THAT INFORMATION OUT THROUGH I MEAN, SOCIAL MEDIA IS A GREAT FORUM TO DO THAT.

I THINK THAT CREATES THE HOOK.

BUT I THINK THE CHALLENGE WHEN YOU'RE RECRUITING FOR THOSE TYPES OF POSITIONS IS, YOU KNOW, FOR AN ENGINEER OR FOR A FOR A HEALTH SCIENCE TEACHER WHO'S COMING FROM THE NURSING PROFESSION, A LOT OF TIMES THEY'RE NOT COMPARABLE FROM A COMPENSATION STANDPOINT.

AND SO WE HAVE TO WE HAVE TO MARKET THAT A DIFFERENT WAY.

RIGHT. SO THAT'S WHEN WE TALK ABOUT OUR FLEXIBILITY OF OUR SCHEDULE IN TERMS OF THE SHORTENED NUMBER OF WORKDAYS THAT THEY HAVE FOR FOR IT.

THAT'S BEEN A STRATEGY THAT WE'VE UTILIZED FOR HEALTH SCIENCE TEACHERS AND THINGS LIKE THAT. SO I'M REALLY NOT ANSWERING YOUR QUESTION, I DON'T THINK.

BUT IT'S IT'S IT'S THAT'S THAT'S A REAL CHALLENGE.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, IT'S DEFINITELY SOMETHING I NEED TO GIVE MORE THOUGHT TO.

WELL, I JUST WANT TO END BY SAYING I THINK IT WAS A REALLY GREAT PRESENTATION.

AND THOUGH TRUSTEE XIAO BRINGS UP POINTS ABOUT LIKE GIVING AWAY ALL OF OUR GOOD STRATEGIES, I MEAN, I WANT THAT TO BE CLOSED SESSION.

FOR ME PERSONALLY YOU KNOW, THIS IS I'M IN MY LAST YEAR OF THIS TERM.

I'VE NEVER HEARD ABOUT ALL THESE THINGS BEFORE.

IT WAS SUPER EXCITING.

AND I WAS SITTING HERE JUST JUST SO HAPPY.

I MEAN, SOME OF THIS STUFF I'VE HEARD ABOUT BEFORE, BUT A LOT OF IT IS NEW STUFF.

AND I THINK A LOT OF IT IS CREDIT TO YOU COMING IN WITH FRESH IDEAS AND AND REALLY THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX.

AND AND I'M GRATEFUL TO YOU FOR FOR THE WORK THAT YOU'VE DONE IN THE SHORT TIME THAT YOU'VE BEEN HERE. YOU'RE REALLY BEYOND JUST MAKING OUR MEETINGS MORE HAPPY BY ALL OF YOUR FUNNY JOKES.

YOU'RE REALLY I FEEL LIKE YOU'RE DOING A REALLY GOOD JOB IN HR.

SO I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT FOR ME.

TRUSTEE WESTON.

SO MR. CURRAN SOME PEOPLE WATCHING TONIGHT'S PRESENTATION MIGHT FIND IT HARD TO BELIEVE THAT YOU'VE ONLY BEEN HERE SINCE OCTOBER.

AND I WILL TELL YOU THAT I'VE BEEN SITTING IN THIS CHAIR FOR 16 MONTHS.

AND TONIGHT I HAVE FELT THE MOST HOPE.

AS I LOOK FORWARD, THEN I HAVE IT.

ANY OTHER MEETING. I'VE SAT HERE FOR THE LAST 16 MONTHS AND I THINK THAT THAT REFLECTS GREAT CREDIT UPON YOU, UPON YOUR SHOP, AND UPON ROUND ROCK ISD AT LARGE.

AND I THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK.

COREY'S RIGHT. THERE'S A LOT NEW THAT WE SAW TONIGHT.

AND I'M ATTRIBUTING THAT TO YOU IN YOUR STAFF.

SO THANK YOU.

AND WHEN I THINK ABOUT WHEN I SAT IN THIS CHAIR EXPRESSING FRUSTRATION ABOUT WHAT ARE WE

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DOING, WHAT ARE WE DOING? THOSE WERE THE OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER BOARD MEETINGS.

BUT YOU JUST GOT HERE IN OCTOBER.

SO THANK YOU AGAIN.

WHAT IS THE SIZE OF OUR WORKFORCE? DO YOU KNOW, OFF THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD.

SO WE'RE RIGHT AT 67, 150, GIVE OR TAKE.

BUT IT'S ABOUT THAT.

SLIDE 14 RECOGNITION.

I KEEP TALKING ABOUT, WE NEED TO DO A BETTER JOB AT RECOGNITION.

I MEAN, THOSE OF US WHO HAVE WORKED IN THIS WORLD, YOU KNOW, WE KNOW THAT.

WE KNOW HOW IMPORTANT THAT IS.

I LOOK FORWARD TO THAT.

YOU SAY YOU HAVE A CAT IN THE BAG.

I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE IT.

THE NEW HR TILE COMMUNICATION.

I LOVE IT.

GUEST EDUCATOR INCENTIVES.

YES. MENTOR PROGRAM FOR EMPLOYEES.

YES, WE DO HAVE A PARENT HERE TONIGHT THAT TALKED ABOUT VISAS.

WHEN I USED TO RECRUIT ENGINEERS, WE COULD DO THE H-1B ONE VISAS.

THERE ARE SPECIALIZED SKILLS THAT ARE REQUIRED FROM THE GOVERNMENT TO GET THOSE.

I APPRECIATE THAT YOU THINK THAT THAT'S PROBABLY UNLIKELY, BUT I DID CHALLENGE OUR PARENT TO MEET WITH THE SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT, AND HE'S TOLD ME HE'S GOING TO DO THAT AND JUST SEE IF THERE'S ANY ANY FRUIT THAT CAN GROW THERE.

I COULD ASK A MILLION QUESTIONS, BUT IT'S LATE.

SO IF YOU COULD JUST SPEAK TO ONE THING FOR ME.

EVEN BEFORE I WAS ELECTED, I WOULD ASK ABOUT EXIT INTERVIEWS BECAUSE I USED TO DO THOSE.

I KNOW HOW IMPORTANT THEY ARE.

YOU MENTIONED THEM.

WHEN DID THAT START? WHAT? WHAT CAN YOU SHARE? WHERE ARE WE? ARE YOU REQUIRING IT OR ARE YOU GETTING GOOD COMPLIANCE OR ARE YOU NOT? LIKE IT'S PROBABLY A WORK IN PROGRESS, BUT COULD YOU JUST SHARE A LITTLE BIT ABOUT EXIT INTERVIEWS? SURE.

WE'VE WE'VE ALWAYS HAD EXIT INTERVIEWS IN ROUND ROCK ISD.

OUR RESPONSE RATE HAS BEEN LOWER THAN I THINK I WOULD HAVE LIKED.

WE'RE CURRENTLY, I WOULD SAY, ANYWHERE FROM 25 TO 30% IN TERMS OF OUR RESPONSE RATE.

AND PART OF THAT, I THINK, IS WHEN WE PROVIDE THE EXIT SURVEY TO EMPLOYEES AND HOW WE PROVIDE IT. SO WE HAVE AN AUTOMATED RESPONSE THAT WHEN SOMEBODY RESIGNS, THEY GET A LINK AND THEY GO ON THAT WAY.

SO THAT IS DEFINITELY AN AREA OF FOCUS FOR US.

AGAIN, I'D RATHER WE HAD A HIGHER NUMBER, BUT THAT IS AN OPTIONAL SURVEY AT THIS POINT.

WHEN WE RECEIVE FEEDBACK THAT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED A LITTLE BIT FURTHER, SOME WE ARE MONITORING SOME OF THAT EXIT SURVEY DATA WILL ACTUALLY REACH OUT AND SCHEDULE SOME TIME TO VISIT WITH THAT EMPLOYEE TO GET A LITTLE MORE INFORMATION ON THAT.

SO IT'S DEFINITELY AN AREA THAT WE NEED TO CONTINUE TO FOCUS ON.

BUT BUT WE WE'VE ALWAYS HAD THE PHILOSOPHY THAT THAT WAS AN OPTIONAL SOME AN OPTIONAL SURVEY FOR THOSE LEAVING THE DISTRICT.

TRUSTEE BONE. THANK YOU.

FIRST, I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT I AM FOR THE DONATION OF SICK DAYS.

I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THAT.

SO HOPEFULLY IT'S BROUGHT FORWARD AND HOPEFULLY THAT MAYBE SOONER RATHER THAN LATER, BECAUSE JUST THE WORLD THAT WE'RE IN, PEOPLE HAVE ALREADY NEEDED IT AND WE DIDN'T HAVE IT. SO AND I THINK THAT MIGHT GET BROAD SUPPORT ON THIS BOARD.

SO THAT'S FIRST.

WE RECEIVED AN EMAIL TODAY FROM I BELIEVE IT IS A STAFF MEMBER.

IT'S A TEACHER, ACTUALLY.

AND THEY BROUGHT UP SOME HE BROUGHT UP SOME GOOD POINTS.

ONE OF THEM IS THAT, YOU KNOW, WE NOW ARE COMPETING WITH THE WHOLE STATE.

AND HE PUT SOME NUMBERS IN HERE.

AND I JUST KIND OF WANTED TO KNOW IF, YOU KNOW, IF THESE ARE A WRITE OR AND IF YOU CAN'T GIVE THEM TONIGHT, MAYBE WE CAN GET THESE.

BUT, YOU KNOW, HE'S TALKING ABOUT 5 TO 12000 PAY INCREASE, KNOW IF YOU MOVE TO DALLAS OR HOUSTON. SO I KNOW USUALLY WE ONLY LOOK AT THE LOCAL SCHOOLS.

BUT IT WOULD BE INTERESTING BECAUSE IF I RELOCATION I BELIEVE IS LIKE THE THIRD LEADING CAUSE THAT TEACHERS ARE LEAVING OR STAFF.

SO I THINK I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MAYBE, YOU KNOW, HOW ARE WE COMPETING WITH THE STATE? SO THAT'S KIND OF A QUESTION AND I DON'T KNOW IF YOU KNOW THAT OFF THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD, BUT MAYBE IT CAN BE AN A BOARD UPDATE.

DR. PRESLEY. AND THEN THE OTHER ONE THAT I HAVE IS, YOU KNOW, LOTS OF THE REASONS THAT I SAW IN HERE ARE THINGS THAT GO BEYOND OUR BOARD.

BUT ACTUALLY THEY DO AND THEY DON'T BECAUSE WE ARE A GOVERNING BODY.

AND AS TRUSTEE VESSA GOES DOWN TO THE LEGISLATOR, WE ACTUALLY DO HAVE A LOT OF POWER.

WE ARE, I THINK, THE TWENTY SOMETHING LARGEST SCHOOL DISTRICT IN TEXAS.

SO WE HAVE SOME INFLUENCE.

AND I DID WONDER IF YOU WERE WORKING WITH THE LOCAL CITY COUNTIES.

YOU KNOW, I KNOW I HEARD YOU TALK ABOUT LIKE APARTMENTS AND THINGS LIKE THAT, BUT I DID KIND OF WANT TO EXPLORE THAT A LITTLE BIT MORE BECAUSE I DO HEAR I MEAN, YOU KNOW, WE HEARD PEOPLE COME TO THE MIC TONIGHT AND COST OF LIVING AROUND THIS AREA IS DEFINITELY SOMETHING THAT PEOPLE ARE MOVING, YOU KNOW, TO DALLAS, HOUSTON, SAN ANTONIO, EVEN SO.

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CAN YOU--. ARE THERE OTHER THINGS OTHER THAN [INAUDIBLE] APARTMENTS? ARE WE WORKING WITH THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT? SO THIS IS VERY NEW WORK FOR US, TRUSTEE BONE, AND SO REALLY WHERE WE'VE STARTED IS, YOU KNOW, I'VE HAD A MEETING WITH THE CHAMBER AND TRYING TO IDENTIFY THE RIGHT PEOPLE TO CONNECT WITH, AND THEN WE'VE GOT SOME INFORMATION ON SOME REALTORS AND SOME LOCAL APARTMENT COMPLEXES.

THAT'S AS FAR AS WE'VE GOTTEN AT THIS POINT, BUT THAT IS DEFINITELY AN AREA OF FOCUS.

I MEAN, AT THE END OF THE DAY, AS YOU MENTIONED AND AS WE'VE HEARD TONIGHT, NO MATTER HOW MUCH WE INCREASE OUR COMPENSATION, WE'RE ALWAYS FIGHTING AGAINST THAT INFLATION CURVE.

JUST, YOU KNOW, I DON'T WANT TO GIVE TOO MUCH INFORMATION, BUT JUST AN INTERESTING PIECE OF DATA WE LOOKED AT EARLIER TODAY, SO AFTER HOUSE BILL 3, WE PASSED A VERY SIGNIFICANT INCREASE FOR OUR TEACHERS AND TRUSTEE VESSA YOU CAN PROBABLY REMIND ME HOW MUCH THAT WAS.

WAS IT 7%, 8% FOR OUR TEACHING STAFF? IT WAS SOMETHING LIKE THAT. I MEAN, IT WAS ABOUT 8%.

IT DEPENDED, YOU KNOW, ON THE WAY THE LEGISLATION METED OUT, IT SAID THAT IF YOU HAD FIVE MORE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, YOU HAD TO GET A SUBSTANTIALLY MORE THAN LESS THAN FIVE YEARS OF TEACHERS. SO IT VARIED BASED ON THAT SCOPE, BUT IT WAS ABOUT 8%.

THANK YOU. SO THAT YEAR WE GAVE AN 8% INCREASE FOR OUR TEACHERS.

INFLATION, THE COST OF LIVING IN THE AREA WENT UP 13%.

AND SO EVEN IN THE YEARS THAT WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO SOMETHING SIGNIFICANT, WE'VE BEEN FIGHTING AGAINST THAT CURVE, SO IT'S DEFINITELY CONTINUES TO--.

WE'RE LOOKING FOR SOME WAYS TO KIND OF LESSEN THAT BURDEN AND I THINK THE APARTMENT COMPLEX APPROACH WAS THE FIRST WAY TO DO THAT, SO.

I APPRECIATE THAT. I THINK MAYBE THIS GOES DR.

PRESLEY AND TO THE HIGHER LEVEL ADMINISTRATION AND MAYBE EVEN THE BOARD OF HOW WE WORK WITH THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND THE STATE GOVERNMENT TO REALLY KIND OF SOLVE THIS ISSUE BECAUSE I THINK IT GOES MAYBE ABOVE HR.

BUT I DO SEE THIS BECOMING A REAL ISSUE IN THE AUSTIN METRO ROUND ROCK AREA WHERE PEOPLE JUST CAN'T AFFORD TO LIVE HERE AND BE TEACHERS.

CAN I COMMENT ABOUT THAT? SO I WAS ON A MEETING YESTERDAY, THE CENTRAL TEXAS SCHOOL BOARD ASSOCIATION MEETING, AND WE WERE TALKING ABOUT ISSUES THAT WE WERE HAVING AND WE BROUGHT WORKFORCE PARTNERS, OUR CHAMBERS TO THAT MEETING AND SEVERAL GROUPS WERE PROBLEM SOLVING ON THIS EXACT ISSUE.

HOW DO WE ADDRESS THE--.

ESPECIALLY HOUSING--.

THE DEFICIT--.

HOW EXPENSIVE HOUSING IS IN THIS AREA.

BECAUSE IT DOESN'T JUST AFFECT US AS ROUND ROCK ISD, IT AFFECTS EVERY DISTRICT IN THIS AREA. WE'RE ALL EXPERIENCING IT, IT'S A PROBLEM FOR ALL OF US, AND IT'S SOMETHING THAT LEGISLATIVELY WE WERE LOOKING AT ALSO WITH OUR CHAMBERS AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS.

I HAVE TO SAY, LIKE, I REALLY VALUE THE ADVOCACY GROUP OF THE CENTRAL TEXAS SCHOOL BOARD ASSOCIATION AND REALLY ENCOURAGE OTHERS OF YOU TO COME BECAUSE IT'S SUCH A GREAT COLLABORATIVE GROUP FOR US TO WORK TOGETHER AS ELECTED OFFICIALS TO PROBLEM SOLVE A LOT OF THE ISSUES THAT WE'RE ALL FACING TOGETHER.

NONE OF US ARE FACING THIS UNIQUELY.

ANOTHER ISSUE THAT YOU BROUGHT UP IS WHY WE AS AN AREA DON'T PAY AS MUCH AS DALLAS OR HOUSTON. WELL, WHAT YOU HAVE TO UNDERSTAND IS THAT DALLAS ISD PASSED A 13 CENT INCREASE, THAT THEIR VOTERS PASSED 13 CENT INCREASE OF THEIR TAX RATE TO COMPENSATE THEIR TEACHERS MORE. AND IT'S REALLY A WILLINGNESS OF OUR TAXPAYERS IN THIS AREA TO BEAR A BIGGER BURDEN ON THEIR PROPERTY TAXES, TO COMPENSATE TEACHERS MORE, BECAUSE IT'S KIND OF A PET PEEVE OF MINE WHEN PEOPLE SAY, I WANT LOWER CLASS SIZES, HIGHER WAGES AND LOWER TAXES.

I'M LIKE, WELL, WHERE IS THIS MONEY COMING FROM? I MEAN, YOU KNOW, WE DON'T MAKE MONEY HERE.

WE'RE TAXPAYER FUNDED, SO YOU CAN'T HAVE LOWER CLASS SIZES AND HIGHER COMPENSATION WITHOUT AN INCREASE IN REVENUE, WHICH THE ONLY WAY THAT COMES TO US IS THROUGH OUR TAXPAYERS.

SO THOSE THINGS ARE LIKE THEY JUST DON'T GO TOGETHER AT ALL.

SO WE REALLY HAVE TO DIALOG WITH OUR COMMUNITY.

IF WE WANT TO PAY OUR EMPLOYEES MORE, WE HAVE TO TALK ABOUT WHERE ARE WE GETTING THIS REVENUE? BECAUSE DISTRICTS ISSUE WENT TO THEIR COMMUNITIES AND SAID LIKE DALLAS ISD AND SAID, IT'S GOING TO COST YOU $0.13 MORE.

YEAH. AND I WASN'T ACTUALLY ASKING WHY WE DON'T PAY OUR TEACHERS MORE.

WHAT I WAS ASKING IS JUST TO START WITH THAT DATA SO THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY SEE THAT BECAUSE I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S ACTUALLY A TRUE STATEMENT AND THAT'S WHAT I WAS ASKING

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FOR. IF WE COULD JUST SEE DALLAS, HOUSTON AND WHAT THEY PAY, I THINK THAT WOULD BE A GREAT--. THAT'S A GREAT DATA POINT SO THAT WE CAN GO.

THEY DO. I MEAN, BECAUSE KENNETH ADIX, IF YOU LOOK AT PREVIOUS REPORTS, HE WOULD DO THESE, YOU KNOW, COMPARABLE DISTRICTS AROUND THE STATE.

I MEAN, HE GAVE US ALL THAT DATA IN PREVIOUS YEARS, AND YOU CAN LOOK AT HIS--.

ESPECIALLY FROM THE COMPENSATION MEETINGS IN PREVIOUS YEARS PRIOR TO YOU BEING ON THE BOARD, HE WOULD PROVIDE US WITH ALL THAT INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT IS THE AVERAGE PAY IN THESE DISTRICTS THAT ARE AROUND THE STATE.

BECAUSE HE WAS TRYING TO GET TO THE POINT OF IF WE DON'T INCREASE THE TAX RATE, WE WON'T BE ABLE TO--. AND THEN HE WOULD SHOW US WHAT ARE THE TAX RATES IN THOSE AREAS.

I MEAN, HE HE DID THE WORK.

I'LL GO BACK AND LOOK AT THOSE.

I APPRECIATE THAT. SO I HAD ONE LAST QUESTION AND I REALLY LIKED WHEN YOU START TALKING ABOUT THE CTE AND HOW MAYBE WE CAN GET THOSE WORKERS.

I DID HAVE A QUESTION, THOUGH, IF WE'RE LOOKING AT KIND OF BECAUSE THIS IS TALKING ABOUT RECRUITMENT, VERY INNOVATIVE, CREATIVE WAYS.

I HAVE A FRIEND THAT LIVES IN UTAH AND HER SON WHEN HE WAS IN HIGH SCHOOL ACTUALLY WORKED AS A JANITOR FOR THE SCHOOL AND SO, AS A CUSTODIAN, SO I WAS KIND OF WONDERING IF WE'VE LOOKED AT THAT, AND THEN, YOU KNOW, I THINK THERE IS A CHANGE IN EDUCATION AND JUST VERY INNOVATIVE--. YOU KNOW, I KNOW WE DON'T REALLY USUALLY HAVE PART TIME TEACHERS, BUT, YOU KNOW, IN HIGH SCHOOL YOU COULD HAVE TEACHERS THAT WORK, YOU KNOW, IN TWO OR THREE DAYS, AND THEN WE'RE ALSO LOOKING AT LATER ON IN OUR AGENDA THAT WE'LL TALK ABOUT POSSIBLY VIRTUAL WORKERS, I BELIEVE.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, LOOKING AT VIRTUAL OPTIONS ARE THOSE KIND OF OUT-OF-THE-BOX THINGS THAT YOU'RE ALSO LOOKING INTO TO RECRUIT PEOPLE? SO THE FIRST PIECE, IT'S--.

I'VE DONE SOME READING ON THE STUDENTS AS WORKERS THING AND I THINK WE WOULD JUST HAVE TO EXPLORE THAT AS A VIABLE OPTION, AND JUST BEING THERE'S SOME--.

JUST HAVE TO BE CAREFUL WITH THAT AS WELL.

YOU KNOW, IF PEOPLE ARE IN THE OFFICE CLEANING AND THINGS LIKE THAT, FOR EXAMPLE, AND STUDENT RECORDS AND STUFF.

SO WE WOULD HAVE TO DO SOME THINKING AND SOME WORK AROUND THAT.

SO I KNOW SOME OTHER DISTRICTS ACROSS THE NATION HAVE EXPLORED THAT AS WELL, SO WE WOULD DEFINITELY BE LOOKING TO EXPLORE THAT POTENTIALLY THE VIRTUAL PIECE, I THINK, YOU KNOW, WE REALLY NEED TO THINK ABOUT FLEXIBLE WORKING OPTIONS IN GENERAL POTENTIALLY, BUT IT'S VERY CHALLENGING IN A SCHOOL DISTRICT WHERE WE SERVE PEOPLE.

AND SO I THINK WE'D HAVE TO HAVE SOME DISCUSSIONS AROUND WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE.

AND AGAIN, WE HAVE SO MANY VARIED POSITIONS IN OUR DISTRICT, BUT WE ARE ALL HERE TO SERVE STUDENTS AND PEOPLE, AND SO--.

BUT DEFINITELY THAT'S AN AREA THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO EXPLORE, AND I'M GOING OUT OF ORDER HERE, BUT THE SECOND ONE WAS, CAN YOU REMIND ME WHAT THE SECOND QUESTION WAS? I'M SORRY, TRUSTEE BONE.

IT WAS STUDENTS, CREATIVE--.

IT WAS SHORTER HOURS OR REDUCED HOURS SO THE--.

WE PROVIDE HEALTH INSURANCE FOR ANYBODY WHO WORKS 50% OR MORE, AND SO CERTAINLY WE HAVE SOME TEACHERS WHO WORK PART TIME IN OUR DISTRICT AND THEY WORK LESS THAN A FULL SCHEDULE.

BUT EVERY TIME THEY WORK, EVERY TIME WE HAVE TO EMPLOY SOMEBODY ELSE, THAT'S AN ADDITIONAL $5,100 OF HEALTH INSURANCE CONTRIBUTIONS.

SO THAT WOULD ACTUALLY BE A BUDGET COST TO THAT.

SO CERTAINLY, I MEAN, I THINK WE'VE HAD SITUATIONS WHERE WE'VE EXPLORED THAT, BUT AGAIN, THERE'S BUDGET IMPLICATIONS TO THAT.

THANK YOU. AND THEN I DID HAVE ONE LAST QUESTION THAT I HAD WRITTEN DOWN EARLIER, AND THAT IS WITH THE THE CURRENT EA'S.

I DON'T LIKE TO BE REACTIVE, BUT OBVIOUSLY SOMETIMES WE NEED TO BE REACTIVE.

IS THERE A WAY, YOU KNOW, WE SEE THAT THERE MIGHT BE AN ISSUE, RIGHT? IT LOOKS LIKE THERE MIGHT BE SOMETHING THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE.

CAN WE BE REACTIVE NOW? LIKE I MEAN, WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GO AHEAD AND GET THOSE PAY INCREASES? I MEAN, HOW REACTIVE CAN WE BE IN HR WHEN WE SEE A NEED LIKE THIS MIDYEAR? SO THE COMPENSATION PLAN IS DIRECTED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT, AND SO MID-YEAR COURSE CORRECTIONS OR MID-YEAR ADJUSTMENTS LIKE THAT ARE PRETTY UNUSUAL.

THEY'RE TYPICALLY TIED INTO THE FISCAL YEAR, BUT WE WOULD HAVE TO BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY WHAT FUNDING SOURCE THAT WE WOULD BE PULLING FROM IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT.

I'VE SEEN--. I HAVE EXPERIENCE WITH IMPLEMENTING MIDYEAR PAY ADJUSTMENTS FOR SMALLER GROUPS, BUT I THINK WE'D HAVE TO REALLY TALK THROUGH THE TIMING OF A MIDYEAR PAY ADJUSTMENT LIKE THAT AND WHAT THE POTENTIAL BUDGET IMPLICATIONS MIGHT BE.

I APPRECIATE THAT. I KNOW THAT I WOULD BE ONE THAT WOULD BE FOR IT IN THIS CASE, JUST BECAUSE OF THE RETENTION PIECE OF IT AND JUST FOR THE THAT THEY WOULD SEE THAT WE'RE MOVING ALONG AS FAST AS WE CAN.

TRUSTEE WESTON? YEAH. SO I DIDN'T--.

I WASN'T EXPECTING A TALK ABOUT THE TAX RATE, BUT I'M GOING TO REITERATE SOMETHING THAT I

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SAID IN THE MARCH 9TH BOARD MEETING, AND THAT IS THAT I DON'T BELIEVE THAT THE SOURCE OF OUR FISCAL CHALLENGES IS SOME IDEA THAT OUR TAXPAYERS AND OUR PROPERTY OWNERS SHOULD BE PAYING MORE.

I JUST DON'T BELIEVE THAT.

WE HAD COMMENTARY TONIGHT DURING PUBLIC COMMENTS THAT SEEMED TO ENJOY BROAD SUPPORT IN THE ROOM ABOUT CENTRAL OFFICE.

AND THAT'S WHERE I THINK WE NEED TO REALLY BE LOOKING.

AND I THINK THAT'S WHERE OUR COMMUNITY IS TELLING US WE NEED TO BE LOOKING TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'VE GOT AN EFFICIENT OPERATION GOING ON IN THE CENTRAL OFFICE WITH REGARD TO SIZE AND THE PAY RATES.

AND UNTIL THAT IS CLOSELY SCRUTINIZED, I DON'T THINK THAT THERE'S REALLY ANY MEANINGFUL DISCUSSION ABOUT SOME 13 CENT PER $100 EVALUATION TAX RATE.

SO I WOULD HOPE THAT WE COULD JUST MAYBE SINCE WE'RE NOT AGENDAED FOR THE TAX RATE, WE COULD JUST MOVE ON FROM THAT.

BUT I DID WANT TO SHARE MY THOUGHTS AND HEARKEN BACK TO WHAT OUR COMMUNITY TOLD US TONIGHT. I HAVE DONE RESEARCH ON THAT.

I GO INTO PEIMS AND I LOOK AT HOW MUCH WE SPEND IN EACH CATEGORY COMPARED TO OTHER DISTRICTS AROUND US AND COMPARED TO COMPARABLE DISTRICTS.

AND I JUST DON'T SEE THAT WE'RE SPENDING APPRECIABLY A TON MORE IN THOSE CATEGORIES AS OTHER DISTRICTS AROUND US OR OTHER DISTRICTS IN SIMILAR SIZE.

BUT IF YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT $8,000, $10,000, $12,000 PAY DIFFERENTIALS, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO FIND THAT IN A HANDFUL OF PEOPLE IN CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION BY CUTTING THEIR SALARIES BY 10-15%.

YOU MAY FEEL BETTER ABOUT THAT, BUT I KNOW WE'RE SKIRTING THE RETENTION DISCUSSION, BUT WHEN WE'RE STARTING TO REALLY GET INTO THESE DISCUSSIONS, I THINK WE'RE STARTING TO VEER OFF OF OUR TOPIC.

SO JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE STAYING ON THE TOPIC OF RETENTION AND RECRUITMENT, SO.

NOT THAT THEY'RE BAD COMMENTS, BUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE NOT STRAYING OFF TOPIC HERE.

I DON'T SEE ANY OTHER LIGHTS ON.

DOES ANYBODY? TRUSTEE XIAO.

SO PREVIOUSLY WE HAVE A COUPLE OF BONUSES AND PAY RAISES.

WHEN I VOTED FOR IT, I ACTUALLY VERY RELUCTANTLY APPROVE THOSE REQUEST BECAUSE I KNOW THAT THOSE ARE LIKE 1% INCREASE OR EVERYBODY GET $500 BONUS IS THE EASIEST WAY OR THE LEAST CONTROVERSIAL WAY TO GIVE SOME COMPENSATION OR IMPROVEMENT IN INCENTIVE FOR THE TEACHERS. BUT IN THE FUTURE, I WOULD LIKE TO SEE MORE KIND OF DIFFERENTIATE AND MORE TARGETED, MORE MEANINGFUL INCREASES FOR THE TEACHERS, NOT JUST THE EASIEST WAY TO DO THOSE THINGS. YES, SIR.

THANK YOU. I DON'T SEE ANY OTHER LIGHTS ON.

I ACTUALLY HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT ME YOU KNOW, MY HEART IS WITH THE SPECIAL EDUCATION POPULATION.

I WANTED TO TALK TO A LITTLE BIT ABOUT VACANCIES IN THAT SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT BECAUSE I THINK THAT VACANCIES IN OUR SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT ARE JUST AS CRITICAL OF HAVING SPECIALIZED STAFF AS HIRING IN OUR CTE DEPARTMENT AND NOT HIRING JUST A WARM BODY.

AND WHAT ARE OUR AND MAYBE THERE'S NONE, BUT WHAT ARE OUR LIMITATIONS OR, YOU KNOW, YOU HEAR ABOUT POSTINGS THAT DON'T GO FILLED THE WHOLE YEAR OR, YOU KNOW WHAT? ARE THERE ANY ARE THESE SURPLUS SPED STAFF, OR OBVIOUSLY THEY WOULDN'T BE LEGALLY REQUIRED TO BE IN A CLASSROOM OR WE WOULD FILL THEM? BUT CAN YOU KIND OF TALK TO ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THAT RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN, YOU KNOW, A RATIO OF STUDENTS TO STAFF THAT WERE REQUIRED TO HAVE MAYBE IN A LID CLASSROOM OR IN AN FAC, MAYBE THERE'S NOT A REQUIRED RATIO.

I'M NOT EXACTLY SURE.

BUT CAN YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT FILLING VACANCIES IN THE SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT? YES, MA'AM.

I CAN'T SPEAK SPECIFICALLY TO THE RATIOS.

I HAVEN'T PREPARED THAT INFORMATION, BUT I CAN CERTAINLY GET THAT TO YOU IN AN UPDATE TRUSTEE FELLER. YOU KNOW.

I JUST KIND OF MEANT LIKE GENERALLY WE'RE ON TARGET IN ALL OF THOSE AREAS.

I DON'T NEED THE NUMBERS, BUT JUST, YOU KNOW, I HEAR THAT WE HAVE SPED OPENINGS THAT DON'T GO FILLED FOR AN ENTIRE YEAR.

SO CAN YOU JUST KIND OF TALK ABOUT GENERALLY WHERE WE SIT AT THAT? YEAH, WE CERTAINLY DO HAVE SOME SPED VACANCIES CURRENTLY IN OUR TEACHING AREA.

AND TYPICALLY AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR, WE STOP HIRING NEW TEACHERS AT THIS TIME OF THE

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YEAR AND MOST YEARS.

RIGHT. WE CUT OFF HIRING AT A CERTAIN POINT OF THE YEAR AND WE TRY TO MAKE DO FOR THE REST OF THE YEAR. THIS YEAR IS DIFFERENT.

SO WE'RE CONTINUING TO ACTIVELY RECRUIT AND HIRE SPED TEACHERS.

THE CHALLENGE IS THE TALENT POOL ISN'T REALLY AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR.

AND SOMEBODY MENTIONED EARLIER AND, YOU KNOW, JUST FINDING SOMEBODY FOR THE SPOT.

WELL, THAT'S NOT OUR APPROACH, RIGHT? WE WANT TO FIND THE RIGHT PERSON FOR THOSE FOR THE STUDENTS, THE BEST QUALITY EDUCATOR FOR THE STUDENTS. THAT'S WHY WE ARE HAVING TO EXPLORE.

THAT'S WHY WE'RE IT'S PUSHING OUR THINKING IN DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS, LIKE PUSHING PIPELINES, YOU KNOW, AND REALLY FOCUSING ON HOW DO WE CREATE FROM WITHIN.

AND THAT'S HOW I FEEL LONG TERM, HOW WE HELP TO SOLVE FOR THAT.

SO WE'RE DEVELOPING BENCH FOR WHEN WE GET THOSE HIGH NEEDS VACANCIES THAT OPEN UP.

I THINK WE'RE ALSO CHALLENGED BY OUR SPECIAL ED NUMBERS.

THE NUMBERS OF OUR STUDENTS WHO ARE ENROLLED IN SPECIAL ED CONTINUE TO GROW YEAR UPON YEAR. AND SO THERE'S ALSO BEEN A DECLINE IN THE NUMBER OF SPECIAL ED CANDIDATES BEING PROVIDED BY UNIVERSITY PREP PROGRAMS. AND SO WE'RE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW DO WE CREATE TWO OR THREE OR FOUR OR FIVE DIFFERENT AREAS THAT WE CAN RECRUIT FROM? BUT WE ALSO HAVE A NUMBER OF EXCUSE ME, EXISTING STAFF WHO ARE SPED CERTIFIED WHO ARE NOT CURRENTLY TEACHING IN A SPED CLASSROOM.

AND SO THAT'S ANOTHER AREA THAT WE'RE HONING IN ON AS WELL.

HOW COULD WE ENCOURAGE THOSE INDIVIDUALS TO SEEK POSITIONS IN SPECIAL ED AS WELL? SO LONG STORY SHORT, I APOLOGIZE.

I DON'T DO THAT VERY WELL. BUT WE DO WE HAVE HAD SOME CHALLENGES IN SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHING POSITIONS THIS YEAR, AND THOSE HAVE JUST KIND OF BEEN EXACERBATED BY MIDYEAR RESIGNATIONS AND PEOPLE JUST LEAVING WITH LITTLE NOTICE, WHICH HASN'T REALLY GIVEN US THE OPPORTUNITY TO FILL THOSE SPOTS.

OKAY. SO KIND OF TAGGING ON THAT, CAN YOU TALK ABOUT AND TO ME, THIS IS PART OF THE RECRUITMENT AND RETAINMENT IN A PROGRAM OF TRAININGS THAT WE'RE PROVIDING TO OUR STAFF, NOT JUST ABOUT TEACHING READING, BUT, YOU KNOW, WE HEAR ABOUT STUDENTS THAT THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN ARE WITH BEHAVIOR ISSUES OR ARE PHYSICALLY COMBATIVE IN A PARTICULAR.

AND SO WHAT KIND OF TRAININGS DO WE PROVIDE TO OUR STAFF TO HELP PROTECT THEMSELVES? YOU KNOW, I KNOW THAT THERE'S THINGS CALLED, YOU KNOW, WELL, THERE'S A BUNCH OF THEM THERE'S A BUNCH OF TRAININGS OUT THERE.

BUT CAN YOU TALK ABOUT WHAT TRAININGS WE PROVIDE TO STAFF IN THOSE ROLES? AND THEN ALSO ALONG THAT LINES, TRAININGS THAT WE MAY PROVIDE TO STAFF ACROSS THE BOARD TO HELP MEET OR TO HELP ACCOMMODATE OUR STUDENTS IN THEIR GROWING DEMANDS.

YOU KNOW, IN TERMS OF MENTAL HEALTH NEEDS OR EMOTIONAL NEEDS, I KNOW THAT THERE'S A WHOLE LOT MORE.

THESE KIDS THESE DAYS ARE CARRYING A LOT MORE BAGGAGE THAN THEY HAVE IN PREVIOUS YEARS.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, TRAINING LIKE MENTAL HEALTH, FIRST DAY, THINGS LIKE THAT.

SO CAN YOU KIND OF TALK ABOUT TRAININGS OUTSIDE OF THAT THAT WE MAY PROVIDE FOR OUR STAFF ON THOSE TWO FRONTS? DOES THAT MAKE SENSE? IT DOES. AND I HAVE TO SPEAK VERY GLOBALLY ON THAT BECAUSE I DON'T HONESTLY, THE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING PIECE IT'S NOT CURRENTLY UNDER MY PURVIEW.

BUT FOR FOLKS WHO WORK IN LIKE SELF-CONTAINED CLASSROOMS, WE DO HAVE I THINK IT'S CPI THAT WE OFFER IN OUR DISTRICT SOME DISTRICTS, THEY OFFER SOMA TRAINING.

THAT'S REALLY THAT CRISIS RESPONSE, YOU KNOW, DE-ESCALATION TYPE TRAINING AS WELL.

I COULDN'T SPEAK SPECIFICALLY TO THE MENTAL HEALTH PIECE FOR STAFF, ALTHOUGH I WOULD SPEAK TO THE WORK THAT WE'RE STARTING TO TRY TO WORK ON WITH DR.

GROSSO AND HER TEAM IN TERMS OF WRAPPING THAT IN TO ENSURE THAT WE HAVE THOSE PIECES IN PLACE. SO I CAN'T PROVIDE ANY MORE SPECIFICS THAN THAT.

THAT'S GREAT. AND I DIDN'T MEAN TO PUT YOU ON THE SPOT.

I JUST DIDN'T KNOW IF YOU WERE IF THAT WAS PART OF WHAT WE MARKETED OUT TO OUR NEW HIRES OF, HEY, IF WE'RE GOING TO HIRE YOU FOR THIS ROLE, WE'RE GOING TO ALSO TRAIN YOU AND PROVIDE YOU THESE KIND OF RESOURCES AS WELL.

I'M SOMA CERTIFIED, SO I KNOW ALL ABOUT THAT.

THERE'S ALSO NVCI, NONVIOLENT CRISIS INTERVENTION, THAT KIND OF STUFF.

SO I KNOW THERE'S A LOT OF PROGRAMS OUT THERE, BUT IT COULD BE A RESOURCE THAT WE'RE COMMUNICATING TO THOSE NEW HIRES.

HEY, IF YOU TAKE THIS, WE'RE GOING TO TRAIN YOU AND SUPPORT YOU IN THAT ROLE.

AND SO THE LAST QUESTION I HAD WAS WE HAD PREVIOUSLY RECEIVED UPDATES FROM HR ABOUT A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CHAMBER, WHERE WE WERE ALLOWING OUR TEACHERS TO GO OUT INTO THE COMMUNITY FOR TWO WEEKS DURING THE SUMMER AND ACTUALLY GET

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LIKE ON THE JOB REAL LIFE APPLICATIONS SO THAT THEY CAN TAKE THAT INFORMATION BACK TO THE CLASSROOM. IS THAT PROGRAM STILL EXISTING? I'M GOING TO AND DR.

PRESLEY HAS HIS FINGER ON THE BUTTON.

YEAH, I'LL LET RON ADDRESS THAT.

IT'S COMING OUT THROUGH OUR CT PROGRAM.

YEAH, I DON'T HAVE A TON OF DETAILS, OTHER THAN TO SAY, YES.

YOU KNOW, THAT IS. I KNOW. I GOT AN UPDATE FROM SHERRY AND HER TEAM EARLIER THIS WEEK THAT I THINK THE FUNDING WAS PUT ASIDE BY THE CHAMBER AND THAT WE'RE PLANNING ON, AGAIN, HAVING ABOUT 75 TO 80 TEACHERS INVOLVED IN THAT.

SO FUNDING COMES FROM THE WORKFORCE COMMISSION, THE RURAL CAPITAL AREA WORKFORCE COMMISSION PROVIDES FUNDING FOR THOSE EXTERNSHIPS.

I DON'T THINK IT'S TWO WEEKS, BUT THEY DO GET PAID FOR THOSE DAYS.

AND IT'S DEFINITELY A HIGHLIGHTED PROGRAM.

I MEAN, WE TALKED ABOUT IT LAST NIGHT AT CTSBA.

THAT'S WHY I HAVE THE STATS RIGHT ON MY MIND, BUT THAT'S WHERE WE GET THE FUNDING FROM.

AND IT IS A PARTNERSHIP WITH THE CHAMBER TO GET BUSINESSES TO PARTNER WITH US FOR THOSE EXTERNSHIPS. AND IT IS THEY LOVE IT.

ACCORDING TO SHERRY, IT'S A HUGE SUCCESS AND THEY ACTUALLY HAVE OTHER PROGRAMS LIKE COFFEE CHATS AND THINGS LIKE THAT THAT THEY'VE BEEN DOING THAT THEY PILOTED LAST YEAR WHEN THEY COULDN'T DO THE EXTERNSHIP PROGRAMS THAT WERE SUPER POPULAR WITH OUR STAFF THAT THEY'RE CONTINUING EVEN THOUGH THEY CAN RESUME THE IN-PERSON INTERNSHIPS BECAUSE THE TEACHERS JUST LOVED THEM.

AND THEN THE LAST THING I DO IS I WILL ECHO TRUSTEE BOWEN'S COMMENT ON LOOKING AT FLEXIBLE WORK ENVIRONMENTS.

YOU KNOW, I KNOW THAT PART TIME POSITIONS ARE REALLY, REALLY VALUABLE TO A LOT OF PEOPLE.

I GET THE WHOLE BENEFITS OPTION AND MAYBE WE SAY YOU HAVE TO WORK 51% TO GET BENEFITS EXCEPT GRANDFATHER THE PEOPLE THAT ARE ALREADY WORKING BUT ALLOWING SOME PART TIME.

AND YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY I'M NOT TRYING TO TELL YOU HOW TO DO YOUR JOB.

I JUST KNOW THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE OUT THERE AND THAT'S WHY WE HAVE 1200 PEOPLE IN OUR GUEST EDUCATOR POOL IS THAT ARE LOOKING FOR PART TIME, BUT MAYBE THEY WANT SOMETHING ON A MORE REGULAR BASIS.

YOU KNOW, HIGH SCHOOL, YOU ONLY WORK ON A DAYS AND OR YOU ONLY WORK ON B, YOU KNOW, AND SO IT'S A REGULAR SCHEDULE OF YOU ARE ON THESE CAMPUSES ON THESE DAYS.

AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT THE LOGISTICS ARE OF IMPLEMENTING IT, BUT I DO KNOW THAT THERE IS A THERE IS A GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT WOULD BE INTERESTED IN THAT.

SO THANK YOU.

IT WAS A WONDERFUL PRESENTATION, VERY IN-DEPTH.

IT IS 11:41 WE.

SO. I AMY, TRUSTEE WEIR.

NO, I JUST, I WAS GOING TO MAKE A MOTION THAT WE APPROVE ITEMS L ONE THROUGH EIGHT.

[L. ACTION ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION BY CONSENT]

OKAY. SO THANK YOU.

WE'RE FINISHED.

WE ARE MOVING ON TO ITEMS L.

I HAVE A MOTION ON THE TABLE TO APPROVE ITEMS L 1 THROUGH 8 BY CONSENT.

SECOND. I HAVE A SECOND.

ANY DISCUSSION? SEEING NONE. ALL IN FAVOR RAISE YOUR HAND.

ALL OPPOSED MOTIONS PASS FIVE TWO.

THAT TAKES US TO ITEM M 1 AND TRUSTEES BEFORE WE GO INTO M 1 WE NEED TO FIRST GO INTO P

[M.1. Discussion and Possible Action on District Facilities Related to Old Town Square]

1. THERE IS A CLOSED SESSION DISCUSSION THAT'S RELATED TO M 1, SO WE ARE GOING TO GO INTO CLOSED SESSION TO DISCUSS.

CAN I JUST AS A POINT OF ORDER REAL QUICK, BECAUSE I KNOW ONLY THREE OF US WENT ON THE TOUR AND I DON'T WANT TO STEAL MR. WORCESTER'S THUNDER, BUT CAN I JUST MAKE A MOTION FOR THIS ONE.

YOU CAN MAKE A MOTION.

OK. I MOVE. OH, SORRY.

I MOVE THAT THE BOARD APPROVE OPTION ONE TECHNOLOGY CENTER REORGANIZATION AS PRESENTED IN AS PRESENTED HERE AND IN THE MATERIALS THAT WE'VE ALREADY RECEIVED.

I SECOND THAT.

ALL RIGHT. I HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND FOR OPTION ONE AS PRESENTED.

DO I HAVE ANY COMMENTS? SEEING NONE.

ALL IN FAVOR RAISE YOUR HAND.

ALL OPPOSED.

ABSTAINING. MOTION PASSES 6 0 1.

HOT DIGGITY.

IT IS 11:43.

THANK YOU. WOW. THAT WAS A GREAT IDEA.

IT IS 11:43.

WE ARE ON TO ITEM M 1 BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS AND REQUESTS FOR FUTURE AGENDA ITEMS.

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

I HAVE A FEW ANNOUNCEMENTS BEFORE I TAKE ANY.

DID YOU HAVE YOUR LIGHT ON TRUSTEE BONE FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS? NO, I HAD LIKE A LOT OF QUESTIONS OF WHY WE WERE SPENDING MONEY, BUT THAT'S ALL RIGHT.

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OKAY. OKAY. SORRY ABOUT THAT.

I HAVE ANNOUNCEMENTS.

FIRST OFF, I WOULD LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THE TORNADO THAT CAME THROUGH ON MONDAY.

JUST THAT MY HEARTFELT SYMPATHIES FOR EVERYBODY THAT WAS AFFECTED BY THAT.

IT HAS BEEN SO REASSURING TO SEE THE COMMUNITY COME TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THOSE INDIVIDUALS THAT HAVE BEEN AFFECTED BY IT.

CEDAR RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL IS TAKING DONATIONS.

THERE IS ALSO AN AMAZON WISH LIST IF YOU WANT TO MAKE ANY MORE DONATIONS.

I THINK THEY HAVE ENOUGH CLOTHES THE LAST I HEARD, BUT ARE STILL LOOKING FOR SOME OF THE MORE STABLE PANTRY TYPE ITEMS. SO IF ANYBODY WANTS TO MAKE ANY OF THOSE DONATIONS, FEEL FREE TO EMAIL THE BOARD.

WE CAN GET THAT INFORMATION OUT TO YOU.

ALSO, THE PARTNERS IN EDUCATION FOUNDATION.

PIE FOUNDATION.

SUPPORT THE FAMILIES. YEP. I DID SEE THAT $30 GIFT CARDS TO H-E-B AND 100 OF THEM.

DON'T QUOTE ME ON THE NUMBERS SO THAT THERE HAS BEEN A REALLY AMAZING RESPONSE.

I DO HAVE A CLOSE FRIEND THAT LOST A VERY SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF THEIR HOME AND WILL BE OUT OF IT FOR MONTHS? SO IT WAS A MAJOR THING THAT CAME THROUGH.

SO I'M GLAD THAT WE DIDN'T HAVE OUR MEETING, BUT I AM CAN I JUST TAG ON, THOUGH, AND GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO OUR MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT? YES.

I KNOW THEY HAVE BEEN WORKING SO HARD TO CLEAN UP THE PLAYGROUNDS IN DIFFERENT AREAS.

I MEAN, PICKING UP PIECES, SMALL PIECES OF GLASS TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR KIDS CAN BE SAFE ON THOSE PLAYGROUNDS. I KNOW THAT THERE'S STILL A LOT OF WORK THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE TO PULL OUT MULCH TO MAKE SURE THERE'S NO DEBRIS IN ANY OF THAT STUFF.

BUT ONCE AGAIN, JUST LIKE THE FREEZE, OUR MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT HAS JUST DONE A PHENOMENAL JOB AND IT'S LATE.

AND I WISH I WOULD HAVE THOUGHT TO SAY THIS MUCH SOONER WHEN THEY WERE MAYBE UP AND COULD SEE IT. BUT HOPEFULLY YOU'LL RELAY THAT WE REALLY APPRECIATE ALL OF THEIR HELP.

CAN I ADD ON TO THAT THAT I'D LIKE TO THANK DR.

PRESLEY AND THE POLICE DEPARTMENT FOR MOBILIZING THAT EVENING YOU KNOW WAY AFTER SCHOOL HOURS AND OPENING UP REDBUD ELEMENTARY FOR ANYBODY THAT WAS AFFECTED BECAUSE IT WAS FAIRLY CLOSE TO THE AFFECTED AREA.

AND THEN I ALSO WANTED TO ADD THAT CEDAR RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL, THEY'RE OPEN FROM 9 TO 5 FOR ANYBODY THAT'S AFFECTED THAT WOULD LIKE TO GO GET THESE ITEMS. AND I BELIEVE TOMORROW WAS THE LAST DAY SCHEDULED.

I DON'T KNOW IF THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE IT OPEN MONDAY, BUT TOMORROW AND FRIDAY, THEY'LL BE OPEN 9 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M..

ABSOLUTELY. I WANT TO ADD TO THOSE, PART OF OPERATIONS WAS PARTICULARLY TRANSPORTATION AS WELL, BECAUSE THOSE DRIVERS HAD TO GET KIDS HOME AND IT'S KIND OF PERILOUS UNKNOWN SITUATIONS. AND AND SO THEY DID IT ALL SAFELY AND GOT ALL THE BUSSES IN THE BARNS I THINK IS THE WAY TERRY PUTS IT OR GOT THEM SHUT DOWN.

SO I JUST WANT TO THANK THEM.

I ALSO WANTED TO MENTION STILL ANNOUNCEMENTS, RIGHT? YEAH, BUT.

OH GO AHEAD. ARE YOU DOING ON THIS ONE OR ARE YOU GOING TO GO ON TO MORE ANNOUNCEMENTS? WELL, I WAS GOING TO GO TO MORE JUST ONE.

I JUST HAVE ONE MORE ROUND ROCK HIGH SCHOOL ONE ACT PLAY ADVANCED TO AREA TONIGHT.

AND SO THEY'LL BE COMPETING NEXT TUESDAY.

AND WE ALSO HAVE A NUMBER OF OUR TEAMS PLAYING SOCCER AND PLAYOFF SOCCER, BOYS AND GIRLS THIS WEEK. SO TRY TO GET OUT AND SUPPORT THOSE KIDS IF YOU CAN.

THAT'S IT. OKAY.

I HAVE ANOTHER ANNOUNCEMENT.

I WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND A THANK YOU TO DR.

PRESLEY FOR SERVING AS OUR ACTING SUPERINTENDENT FOR THE LAST TWO MONTHS.

SO I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU STEPPING IN AND TAKING THAT ROLE.

[APPLAUSE] THIS IS THE SECOND TIME IN 18 MONTHS THAT WE'VE ASKED YOU TO DO THIS.

SO I REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THAT YOU'VE DONE.

SO THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEART.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

NEXT ANNOUNCEMENT THAT I HAVE.

I WOULD LIKE TO SCHEDULE A TEAM OF EIGHT TRAINING LOOKING AT POSSIBLY SATURDAY, APRIL THE NINTH. I WILL HAVE PATTY SEND OUT AN EMAIL TOMORROW TO GET SOME FEEDBACK ON WHO'S AVAILABLE. I WILL TRY TO THROW OUT A COUPLE OF OTHER DATES IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.

WE HAVE QUITE A FEW MEETINGS IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF WEEKS BECAUSE OF GRIEVANCES AND THINGS LIKE THAT, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO GET THIS SCHEDULED ASAP.

SO TRUSTEES BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR TEAM OF EIGHT TRAINING, WHICH WE MAY TIE INTO THE SECOND HALF OF OUR BOARD GOALS AFTER THE MORNING OF TEAM OF EIGHT.

BUT WE'LL SEE. I HAVEN'T DON'T HAVE A TOTAL AGENDA LAID OUT FOR THAT.

NEXT ANNOUNCEMENT.

WE DO HAVE THREE UPCOMING MEETINGS IN THE NEXT TWO WEEKS, MARCH 29TH.

WE HAVE A GRIEVANCE.

SO FAR I HAVE THREE OFFICIAL RSVPS ON THE CALENDAR.

I DID GET AN EMAIL FROM DANIELLE.

SHE'S AVAILABLE.

SO THEN MARCH 31ST, WE HAVE A CALLED BOARD MEETING FOR GRIEVANCES AND BUDGET.

I HAVE MISSING RESPONSES ON THE CALENDAR FROM TWO.

THEN APRIL 4TH, WE HAVE A GRIEVANCE AND I ONLY HAVE CALENDAR RESPONSES FROM FOUR OF THE SEVEN OF US. SO IF YOU CAN GO IN AND MAKE THOSE ADJUSTMENTS ON THE CALENDAR SO WE CAN

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KNOW OF WHO'S GOING TO BE ATTENDING WHAT.

IS IT, THE FOURTH OR THE FIFTH? I HAVE. IT'S THE FIFTH. IT'S THE FIFTH? IT'S THE FIFTH SORRY I'M WORKING OFF OF A PRINTED.

MY MISTAKE. APRIL THE FIFTH IS OUR NEXT ONE, AND THAT'S ALL OF MY ANNOUNCEMENTS.

TRUSTEE WESTON.

SO YEAH, I HOPE WE GET SEVERAL DATES WE CAN CHOOSE FROM.

APRIL 9TH IS MY DAUGHTER'S 17TH BIRTHDAY AND I'VE ALSO ACCEPTED A COUNTYWIDE SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT THAT WEEKEND.

SO IT'S THAT WEEKEND IS NOT GOING TO WORK FOR ME, SO HOPEFULLY THERE WILL BE SOME OTHERS.

I DO WANT TO SHARE THAT DR.

PRESLEY, I APPRECIATE YOUR STAFF.

THEY'VE GIVEN DR.

BONE AND I SEVERAL CAMPUS TOURS IN RECENT WEEKS.

WE'LL BE AT MORE CAMPUSES IN ABOUT 13 HOURS THAT WE'LL BE TOURING AND AGAIN NEXT WEEK.

SO WE'RE REALLY ENJOYING THOSE AND THEY'RE DOING A GREAT JOB OF SHOWING US AROUND.

DR. BONE, TRUSTEE VESSA, AND I ATTENDED A SUICIDE PREVENTION FORUM THIS WEEK AT ROUND ROCK HIGH SCHOOL.

I WANTED TO ACKNOWLEDGE MS. NORTON, MS. GROSSO AND MS. LEWIS. I KNEW THAT THEY WERE GOING TO DO A GREAT JOB, BUT I HAVE TO SAY THAT EVEN AFTER ALL I'VE SEEN AROUND THIS TOPIC, I HAD TWO MAJOR AHA MOMENTS.

THE ONLY PART THAT WAS DISAPPOINTING WAS THAT THERE WAS ONLY MAYBE EIGHT OR TEN PARENTS THAT ATTENDED, WHICH IS WHY.

AND MAY I FINISH? THANK YOU. WHICH IS WHY I'VE ACTUALLY ASKED FOR A SPECIAL MEETING IN ACCORDANCE WITH BOARD POLICY SINCE AUGUST.

AND I BELIEVE THAT DR. BONE HAS SECONDED THAT.

MS. GROSSO DID MENTION THAT APRIL 30TH IS GOING TO BE THE FIRST IN-PERSON SUICIDE AWARENESS WALK IN ROUND ROCK ISD, THE FIRST TIME IN PERSON FOR TWO YEARS.

AND IT'S GOING TO BE AT WALSH MIDDLE SCHOOL.

SO I WOULD HOPE THAT WE COULD GET THE SUICIDE PREVENTION BOARD MEETING SCHEDULED FOR APRIL IN ADVANCE OF THAT WALK.

IN THE FORUM, I WON'T GO INTO DETAIL HERE ABOUT ALL THAT WAS DISCUSSED, BUT ONE OF THE BARRIERS THAT THEY TALKED ABOUT IS A LOT OF TIMES PEOPLE DON'T LIKE TO GO TO THESE THINGS IN PERSON.

SO I THINK THAT WATCHING A LOT OF PEOPLE WATCH OUR BOARD MEETINGS AND AS I SAID, I'VE DONE WHAT I CAN DO AS A TRUSTEE OPERATING WITHIN THE CONFINES OF OUR BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES AND POLICY TO OFFICIALLY CALL FOR THAT MEETING.

SO I WOULD REQUEST THAT IT BE HELD IN APRIL.

I ALSO WANT TO SHARE THAT THE ANNOUNCEMENT THAT WENT OUT ABOUT THE BOARD VOTE TONIGHT ON REINSTATING THE SUPERINTENDENT DID NOT INDICATE THE VOTE, THE 5 TO 2 VOTE.

SO, YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT IT WOULD GO A LONG WAY IN TRANSPARENCY WITH OUR COMMUNITY TO ADD THE DETAIL THAT IT WAS NOT A UNANIMOUS VOTE.

THAT WOULD BE MY PREFERENCE.

JUST SOME FEEDBACK FOR YOU, DR.

PRESLEY, AND I BELIEVE THAT'S ALL THE ANNOUNCEMENTS I HAVE.

THANK YOU. TRUSTEE BONE.

I HAD AGENDA ITEMS. IS THAT OKAY TO GO TO NOW.

I HAVE AGENDA ITEMS OR AMY, DID YOU HAVE ANNOUNCEMENTS? I HAD BOTH. SO GO AHEAD.

OKAY. SO THERE'S A COUPLE OF AGENDA ITEMS. ONE OF THEM IS THE NEW BOARD COUNCIL.

WHERE IS THE RFP? WE TALKED ABOUT THIS A FEW MONTHS AGO.

I'D LIKE THAT ADDED TO A MEETING AND THEN.

HOLD ON BEFORE YOU DO THAT. WE'VE ALREADY ADDED THAT AND IT GOT VOTED DOWN.

WE ALREADY HAD THAT DISCUSSION AND IT GOT VOTED DOWN THAT WE WEREN'T GOING TO GO OUT FOR AN RFP. I BELIEVE OK I WOULD LIKE TO GO BACK AND LOOK AT THAT BECAUSE I THOUGHT WE WERE GOING TO DO AN RFP AND LOOK AT.

NO ALL WE ASKED FOR WAS TO A ADDENDUM TO THE CURRENT AGREEMENT SO THAT ADMINISTRATION COULD USE OUTSIDE COUNSEL OTHER THAN [INAUDIBLE] AND PONECK AND THAT'S ALREADY BEEN APPROVED.

YEAH. YEAH, IT'S ALREADY BEEN APPROVED, SO WE'VE ALREADY ADDRESSED THAT ONE.

ALL RIGHT THANK YOU. AND YEAH, THAT'S WHAT I JUST DON'T THINK I HAD.

I KNEW THAT IT HAD GONE THROUGH AND WAS APPROVED.

AND THEN MY SECOND AGENDA ITEM IS I WOULD LIKE TO HAVE EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT PAY PUT ON AN AGENDA ITEM.

AND I KNOW USUALLY WE EMAIL YOU AND DR.

PRESLEY, BUT I WANTED TO BRING IT UP HERE IN THE FACT THAT IT APPEARS FROM THE LAST TWO MEETINGS THAT MAYBE WE'VE MISSED SOMETHING IN THE DISTRICT.

AND I MEAN, OUR DISTRICT HAS JUST BEEN A LITTLE BIT YOU KNOW, WE'VE BEEN BUSY WITH OTHER THINGS AND MAYBE WE'VE MISSED THIS.

AND I JUST THINK THAT THIS IS A EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TOPIC.

YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A PARENT SITTING DOWN HERE AND OBVIOUSLY THEIR FAMILY HAS BEEN IMPACTED. SO I JUST THINK THAT THIS IS IMPORTANT ENOUGH THAT I WOULD LIKE THIS ADDED TO AN AGENDA ITEM. AND IF WE NEED TO VOTE ON IT, I WOULD LIKE TO DO THAT TONIGHT SO THAT IT

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GETS ON THE AGENDA MAYBE FOR NEXT MONTH.

OKAY. NEXT IS TRUSTEE WEIR.

ONE THING THAT I JUST WANTED TO ADD, NOT MAYBE TO TEAM OF EIGHT, BUT I KNOW WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT OUR BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES.

JUST AT SOME POINT IF WE CAN ADD A RULE ABOUT SIGNS, WE'VE NEVER HAD A RULE ABOUT SIGNS.

AND OBVIOUSLY THERE WAS SOME CONTENTION IN THE ROOM TONIGHT AND QUITE A FEW DIFFERENT TYPES OF SIGNS.

AND I THINK JUST TO BE FAIR AND TO BE CLEAR, SO IT'S NOT ON THE FLY EVERY TIME.

IF WE COULD JUST ADD THAT TO WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DISCUSS WHEN WE TALK ABOUT OUR BOARD OPERATING PROCEDURES. I WOULD APPRECIATE THAT.

I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO REMIND THE BOARD THAT WE DID VOTE ABOUT THE SUICIDE PREVENTION PREVIOUSLY. YOU KNOW, AND THE BOARD CONSENSUS AFTER OUR NOVEMBER MEETING WAS NOT TO HAVE A SPECIAL MEETING AND IT WAS TO HAVE THE COMMUNITY FORUMS BECAUSE AT THAT TIME WE WERE TOLD BY STAFF THAT THERE WAS NOTHING ADDITIONAL FOR THEM TO PRESENT TO US.

AND I APPRECIATE WHAT YOU SAID, TRUSTEE WESTON THAT PEOPLE DON'T WANT TO COME.

AND I TOTALLY UNDERSTAND THAT.

AND I GUESS I WOULD ASK THAT MAYBE INSTEAD OF US HAVING YET ANOTHER MEETING WHEN WE'VE ALREADY HAD THAT DISCUSSION AS A GROUP, THAT MAYBE THERE IS A WAY TO DO A PRESENTATION THAT WE SEND OUT, THAT PEOPLE CAN WATCH THAT SORT OF THING.

BUT WHEN I ASKED AND I ASKED THIS ON DECEMBER 1ST, I SAID THAT STAFF HAD INDICATED THAT THEY HAD NO FURTHER INFORMATION TO PRESENT, BUT THOUGHT A COMMUNITY FORUM WITH TRAINING FOR PARENTS WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL.

AND I SPECIFICALLY ASKED YOU, TRUSTEE WESTON, IF YOU WANTED ME TO CALL A SPECIAL MEETING TO INDICATE THE DAY AND TIME AND BE SPECIFIC ABOUT WHAT INFORMATION YOU WOULD LIKE PRESENTED AND DISCUSSED.

AND I NEVER RECEIVED A RESPONSE TO THAT AND ABOUT WHAT THAT WOULD BE ANY DIFFERENT THAN WHAT WAS ALREADY PRESENTED.

AND AGAIN, PRESIDENT FELLER WOULD JUST SAY THAT THERE WAS BOARD CONSENSUS AFTER THE NOVEMBER MEETING THAT WE WOULD NOT HOLD A SPECIAL MEETING ON THIS TOPIC.

SO IF I COULD JUST ADD, I REMEMBER WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT WITH THE BOARD CONSENSUS.

HOWEVER, WE DO HAVE A POLICY.

SO CAN WE VOTE THEN? YES.

I MEAN, DO ARE YOU ASKING.

LET'S MAYBE MAKE A MOTION FOR THAT.

BUT TO YOUR POINT ABOUT WHAT IT WOULD BE, WHAT THOSE THREE LADIES, THOSE PRESENTED TO US ON, I DON'T REMEMBER IT WAS TUESDAY OR WEDNESDAY WAS NOT WHAT HAS BEEN PRESENTED TO THIS BOARD. SO I ACTUALLY SENT AN EMAIL AFTER THE PRESENTATION TO AMBER AND DR.

PRESLEY AND I SAID, REALLY, I WOULD JUST LIKE FOR OUR ENTIRE COMMUNITY TO SEE THAT SAME BRIEFING FROM THOSE SAME EMPLOYEES CAPTURED ON VIDEO AVAILABLE FOR ANYBODY TO WATCH THAT NIGHT IN THE FUTURE WITH ALL OF THE STIGMA, I MEAN, I CAN'T DO THE THINGS THAT THEY DESCRIBED AND THE BARRIERS TO PEOPLE ATTENDING THESE MEETINGS.

I CAN'T DO THEIR EXPLANATION JUSTICE, BUT I REALLY FEEL LIKE, GIVEN WHAT HAS HAPPENED IN THIS DISTRICT JUST IN THE 16 MONTHS THAT I'VE BEEN HERE WITH HOW SUICIDE HAS IMPACTED OUR STUDENT BODY, I FEEL LIKE IT'S THERE'S A LOT OF VALUE IN CAPTURING WHAT THESE WOMEN SHARED. I'M NOT.

OKAY. SORRY. BUT JUST AS FAR AS AGENDA ITEMS GO, I MEAN, I WOULD SAY THAT IF IT'S NOT AN ACTUAL MEETING. MS. CAPUTO HAS THEIR LIGHT ON.

LET ME SEE WHAT SHE WANTS TO SAY.

I JUST WANTED TO SHARE, IF IT'S HELPFUL THAT WE ALSO TRUSTEE WESTON SAW THE VALUE IN THAT. AND THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT INFORMATION.

SO THE PLAN WAS TO ACTUALLY IN SORT OF A ZOOM HAVE DR.

GROSSO AND DR. LEWIS PRESENT THAT AGAIN.

WE'LL RECORD IT AS A ZOOM AND THEN POST THAT.

WE CAN PUSH THAT OUT ON ALL OUR CHANNELS.

WE CAN HAVE IT ON BOTH THE BEHAVIORAL HEALTH AND COUNSELING WEBSITE.

SO IT WILL BE A RESOURCE THAT PEOPLE CAN GO BACK TO.

SO THAT WAS ACTUALLY OUR PLAN.

I JUST WANTED TO OFFER THAT IF THAT WAS HELPFUL.

OKAY, GREAT. THANK YOU.

SO DID YOU WANT TO MAKE A MOTION ON THAT? I DID NOT WANT TO MAKE A MOTION.

I MEAN, I THINK THAT'S PERFECT.

THAT'S EXACTLY I THINK PROBABLY WHAT WE NEED RATHER THAN ANOTHER BOARD MEETING.

WE NEED A WAY TO GET THAT INFORMATION DIRECTLY TO THE PARENTS, NOT THROUGH US.

I MEAN, WE'RE NOT THE EXPERTS ON IT.

AND I JUST WANTED TO BRING UP THAT WE HAD AS A BOARD KIND OF TALKED ABOUT IT.

AND I DO APPRECIATE THAT THERE IS NEW INFORMATION, BUT THAT'S NOT REALLY FOR BOARD INFORMATION. RIGHT. THAT'S FOR PARENTS.

SO, I MEAN, IT SOUNDS LIKE.

I GUESS I WAS JUST TRYING TO LEVERAGE THE AUDIENCE THE EASE WITH BEING ABLE TO CAPTURE IT

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AND THEN PEOPLE GO FIND IT IN THE FUTURE.

THAT'S WHAT I WAS TRYING TO LEVERAGE.

MAYBE WE CAN JUST ADD IT TO OUR PAGE.

IN ADDITION TO WHEREVER IT'S POSTED ON SOCIAL MEDIA, WE PUT IT ON THE BOARD PAGE ALSO WITH ALL OF OUR MEETINGS.

YEAH, I WOULD BE OPEN TO THAT, BUT I GUESS I WOULD WANT TO KNOW MS. CAPUTO, THOSE LADIES, I MEAN, WHO THEY'RE BECAUSE THERE WAS SOME BACK AND FORTH THAT NIGHT. I DON'T KNOW IF YOU REMEMBER.

AND THERE WERE SOME QUESTIONS AND FEEDBACK.

AND I GUESS I WOULD JUST WANT I WOULD WANT THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY AT A TIME THAT'S CONVENIENT FOR THEM TO BE ABLE TO WITNESS AND HEAR AND DIGEST WHAT WAS OFFERED THAT NIGHT. CERTAINLY, WE WEREN'T THINKING OF ANOTHER LIVE EVENT THAT WILL BE RECORDED WITH A QUESTION AND ANSWER, AND I THINK WE'RE KIND OF THINKING THROUGH COULD THAT POTENTIALLY WOULD EVERYONE WANT TO HAVE A QUESTION AND ANSWER IN A SCENARIO LIKE THAT? THIS WAS ACTUALLY WE'D HAVE THEM DO THE PRESENTATION AGAIN AND RECORD THAT VIA ZOOM.

AND I THINK THE PRODUCTION QUALITY WOULD BE IN A WAY THAT PEOPLE COULD UNDERSTAND AND HEAR THAT.

BECAUSE AS YOU KNOW, WHEN WE HAVE OUR BOARD MEETINGS HERE, A LOT OF TIMES THE PERSON SPEAKING IS SMALL ON THE SCREEN AS OPPOSED TO A RECORDED ZOOM, BUT IT WOULDN'T HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR A BACK AND FORTH.

IT WOULD BE THAT INFORMATION THAT THEY WERE PROVIDING THAT PEOPLE COULD ACCESS AT ANY TIME. WELL, I GUESS I'D BE OKAY WITH IT.

I DO LIKE THE IDEA OF PUTTING IT ON OUR BECAUSE I DON'T THINK WE'VE EVER DONE THAT BEFORE. SOMETHING THAT WAS NOT A BOARD MEETING.

I MEAN, WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? WE HAVE A SECTION UNDER SWAGIT, I'LL HAVE TO TALK WITH JENNIFER ABOUT TECHNOLOGICALLY HOW WE DO THAT. BUT WE DO HAVE A SECTION FOR SPECIAL EVENTS.

IT'S NOT A CALLED OR REGULAR BOARD MEETING, SO WE COULD PUT IT THERE.

ALL RIGHT. I'M SOLD.

THAT'S AWESOME. THANK YOU FOR THE COMMUNITY COMING TOGETHER ON THAT ONE.

COLLABORATION. THAT'S THE WORD I'M LOOKING FOR.

TRUSTEE HARRISON.

IT'S MIDNIGHT, Y'ALL.

THANK YOU. I'LL BE BRIEF.

I HAD A WHOLE STATEMENT WRITTEN, BUT I THINK THAT I WILL JUST AMEND IT AND BRIEFLY SAY THIS. THE PAST COUPLE OF MONTHS HAVE BEEN REALLY DIFFICULT REGARDING OUR SUPERINTENDENT.

AND, YOU KNOW, I THINK THAT FROM FIVE OF US, WE'VE BEEN SILENT, BUT I DON'T THINK THAT WE'VE BEEN COMPLICIT IN OUR SILENCE.

THIS IS A PERSONNEL ISSUE, NUMBER ONE.

NUMBER TWO, I DO FEEL LIKE WE DID OUR DUE DILIGENCE THROUGHOUT THIS, AND IT'S HARD TO SIT ON THE DAIS AND HEAR HATEFUL AND UNTRUE THINGS.

BUT AT THE END OF THE DAY, I DON'T WANT TO SPEND HOURS AND HOURS GOING BACK AND FORTH ON THINGS THAT ARE UNTRUE OR EXAGGERATED, BECAUSE THAT'S NOT ABOUT STUDENTS.

WHAT THIS SURFACED REALLY FOR ME AND I'M SADDENED BECAUSE I FEEL THAT SOME OF MY COLLEAGUES DID PARTICIPATE OR ENCOURAGE SOME OF THIS WAS THAT THERE'S RACISM AND XENOPHOBIA AND HARASSMENT IN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND THAT'S VERY UPSETTING.

AND I THINK THAT I CAN'T NEGLECT TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THAT, BECAUSE THAT'S ALSO A MESSAGE THAT WE'RE SENDING TO OUR STUDENTS, THAT WE ARE OKAY WITH THAT AND IT'S NOT OKAY.

I REALLY HAVE A HARD TIME BELIEVING THERE'S COMMON GROUND WHEN WE'RE DENYING SOMEONE THEIR HUMANITY.

IT'S MY HOPE THAT WE CAN MOVE FORWARD AS A BOARD AND A DISTRICT WITHOUT DISRUPTIONS.

AND I WANT TO POINT OUT THAT SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE ARE DISCUSSING AND TRYING TO MAKE PROGRESS ON IN THE SHORT MONTH THAT DR.

AZAIEZ WAS OUR SUPERINTENDENT, HE WAS MAKING PROGRESS ON IT, ON EA PAY, ON TEACHER PAY.

HE BROUGHT DONNA FROM A $4 MILLION DOLLAR DEFICIT TO A $17 MILLION DOLLAR SURPLUS IN UNDER A YEAR.

SO WHEN PEOPLE INVALIDATE AND SAY THAT HE WAS UNQUALIFIED, THAT'S SIMPLY NOT TRUE.

AND, YOU KNOW, ALLEGATIONS ARE MADE AND AT THE END OF THE DAY, THERE'S NO PROOF OF THOSE ALLEGATIONS. AND, YOU KNOW FROM WHAT I'VE SAID, I THINK THAT IF IT DOESN'T APPLY, LET IT FLY. SO IF YOU DON'T FEEL LIKE YOU PARTICIPATED IN RACISM, XENOPHOBIA OR ANY OF THAT, THEN YOU SHOULD BE ABLE TO LET IT FLY.

BUT I'M JUST LETTING YOU KNOW WHAT THOSE OF US WHO ARE MARGINALIZED IN THIS COMMUNITY REALLY SAW THESE PAST COUPLE OF MONTHS.

I THINK THAT WE CAN BE BETTER THAN THIS, AND I THINK WE CAN BE BETTER THAN THIS FOR OUR STUDENTS. SO WHAT WE KNOW IS THAT ROUND ROCK ISD IS A COMMUNITY RICH IN LOVE.

AND I ACTUALLY WROTE THIS BEFORE WE EVEN HAD THE TORNADOES.

RIGHT. WE SEE THIS THROUGH GRASSROOTS MOVEMENTS LIKE HELPING HANDS ROUND ROCK ISD, WHICH IS AN ORGANIZATION THAT JUST STARTED TO SUPPORT AND UPLIFT EDUCATORS.

AND JUST THIS WEEK, THEY PROVIDED HUNDREDS OF SNACKS TO ONE OF OUR TITLE 1 ELEMENTARY'S THAT NEEDED SUPPORT.

AND WE SEE THIS THROUGH OUR PTAS THAT ARE CURRENTLY SUPPORTING CAMPUSES IN NEED.

THIS WAS BEFORE THE TORNADO, AND THEY'RE STILL THEY'VE JUMPED RIGHT IN.

SAME THING WITH OUR PIE FOUNDATION.

WE SEE THIS THROUGH A CHAMBER THAT WORKS WITH CTE TO GUARANTEE BRIGHT FUTURES FOR OUR

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STUDENTS. AND WE SEE THIS THROUGH DEDICATED STAFF MEMBERS WHO HAVE STAYED STEADY WHILE WE HAVE TRAVERSED INCREDIBLY STORMY WATERS.

WE SEE THIS THROUGH PARENTS WHO COULDN'T WAIT TO GET BACK ON CAMPUSES TO VOLUNTEER AND SUPPORT. AND I HOPE THAT TOGETHER WE CAN MOVE FORWARD AND HEAL IN THE BEST INTEREST OF ALL STUDENTS IN ROUND ROCK ISD.

THANK YOU. TRUSTEE WESTON.

OH.

BUT I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT THIS WEEK WAS SUCH I KNOW THAT PEOPLE MADE FUN OF ME IN TERMS OF MY TALKING ABOUT MY PRAYER AND MAKING FUN OF ME ABOUT TALKING ABOUT MYSELF.

BUT THIS WEEK WAS SUCH A SORT OF PRAYER FOR ME BECAUSE WE GOT INFORMATION THAT REALLY HELPED MAKE A BETTER DECISION ON THIS ISSUE AND WE GOT IT IN TIME TO MAKE A BETTER DECISION. AND I JUST WANT TO GIVE PRAISE TO GOD BECAUSE I PRAYED SO MUCH THAT WE WOULD BE ABLE TO MAKE THE BEST DECISION POSSIBLE.

AND I PROMISE YOU, I JUST WANTED TO HAVE THE BEST INFORMATION POSSIBLE TO MAKE THE BEST DECISION POSSIBLE.

AND I JUST I JUST WANT TO PRAISE GOD THAT WE GOT THAT DECISION, THAT INFORMATION IN TIME, BECAUSE I'M JUST I'M JUST SO GRATEFUL.

SO I HAVE SOMETHING ELSE THAT I WANTED TO MAKE AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT'S COMPLETELY UNRELATED. BUT I THINK TRUSTEE WESTON WANTS TO CONTINUE THIS COMMENT, BUT I'D LIKE TO COME BACK JUST TO SOMETHING COMPLETELY UNRELATED.

OH, IT'S REALLY HARD TO TRANSITION TO IT.

ANYWAY, LAST NIGHT THERE WAS AN OPPORTUNITY WITH THE CHAMBER AND NEXT MONTH AT THEIR BUSINESS CLIMATE COUNCIL, THEY'RE HAVING AN EDUCATION FOCUS, ESPECIALLY ON THE NEEDS OF THE DISTRICT IN TERMS OF THEIR LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES.

THEY PROVIDED THE DISTRICT TO COME SPEAK, AND THEY ASKED IN PARTICULAR IF I COULD COME SPEAK, BECAUSE THIS IS MY AREA OF EXPERTISE AND SOMETHING I'M VERY PASSIONATE ABOUT.

AND SO I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT IT WAS OKAY WITH YOU ALL THAT I GO AND HELP THE DISTRICT IN TERMS OF THAT PRESENTATION TO THE BUSINESS CLIMATE.

THE ROUND ROCK CHAMBER BUSINESS CLIMATE COUNCIL.

DO I HAVE ANY OBJECTIONS FROM? YOU WHAT? MAY I GO NOW? HOLD ON. I WAS JUST MAKING SURE THERE'S NO OBJECTIONS FOR CORY GOING AND SPEAKING ON LEGISLATION. I JUST FEEL LIKE THIS IS, LIKE, SHOULD HAVE BEEN ON THE AGENDA BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE WHERE IF I HAVE COMMENTS, I DON'T FEEL LIKE WE CAN REALLY GET INTO IT HERE.

AND I DON'T REALLY FEEL LIKE WE CAN.

YOU CAN IF YOU HAVE AN ISSUE, YOU CAN FOLLOW UP AFTERWARDS.

THAT'S FINE. OK.

JUST VIA EMAIL OR WHATEVER.

SO I DON'T THINK THAT WE HAVE TO HAVE CONSENSUS.

BUT I DO LIKE TO CHECK WITH THE BOARD TO MAKE SURE THAT LIKE THAT. I DON'T THINK SOMEBODY CAN GO SOMEWHERE AND DO SOMETHING WHERE THE BOARD HASN'T APPROVED. YEAH, I THINK.

I DON'T KNOW. OKAY.

NEXT IS TRUSTEE WESTON.

IS THERE TIME TO PUT THAT ON AN AGENDA FOR NEXT? IS THERE TIME TO PUT THAT ON AN AGENDA? IT'S THE 19TH. I DON'T THINK WE HAVE A BOARD REGULAR BOARD MEETING BEFORE THAT, BUT WE'VE GOT SEVERAL MEETINGS.

COULD WE JUST AGENDA IT SO THAT WE CAN PROPERLY DISCUSS? YEAH.

I'M NOT WILLING TO GO ALONG WITH IT TONIGHT.

I DON'T SEE THAT ANY DIFFERENT THAN WHEN WE GO SPEAK TO THE PTA OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

THE CHAMBER'S OUR COMMUNITY PARTNER.

I MEAN, I WAS THE CHAMBER REPRESENTATIVE.

WE HAVEN'T HAD ONE FOR SEVERAL WEEKS.

I JUST DON'T THINK IT NEEDS TO BE AN AGENDA ITEM.

[INAUDIBLE], I SEE YOU HAVE YOUR.

I'M JUST READY TO GO INTO CLOSED.

I'M NOT SURE WHAT WE'RE DISCUSSING RIGHT NOW THAT'S RELATED TO BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS.

I'M JUST A LITTLE LOST. CORY HAS ASKED FOR PERMISSION TO GO TO THE BUSINESS COUNCIL TO TALK ABOUT LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES.

JUST TO TALK, ACTUALLY, JUST TO HELP.

THEY'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THEIR LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES, JUST TO BE A RESOURCE TO THE DISTRICT IN TERMS OF INFORMATION, BECAUSE THEY'RE GOING TO SHARE THEIR NEED, THE DISTRICTS GOING TO SHARE THEIR NEEDS.

AND WHERE WE ARE AND THE CHAMBER'S GOING TO MAKE LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES.

WE'RE CERTAINLY NOT I'M NOT TALKING TO THEM ABOUT THE THINGS THAT THEY SHOULD, JUST HELPING BE A RESOURCE.

IN THAT REGARD.

YEAH, I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH IT.

I THINK IT'S VERY SIMILAR TO OTHER TRUSTEES SPEAKING TO COMMUNITY GROUPS AND, YOU KNOW, GETTING FEEDBACK AND ENGAGEMENT.

SO I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH IT.

SO, TRUSTEE WESTON, YOU HAVE YOUR LIGHT ON.

YEAH. SO I JUST WANTED TO SAY AND I DIDN'T REALIZE THAT TRUSTEE HARRISON WAS GOING TO MAKE SOME STATEMENTS, BUT I MEAN, I HAVE TO BE HONEST, IT'S HURTFUL.

IT'S VERY HURTFUL, AND I DON'T THINK THAT THOSE COMMENTS ARE PRODUCTIVE.

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THAT'S MY OPINION.

THE TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY MADE A RECOMMENDATION TO THIS BOARD.

THE PERSON WHO REACHED OUT TO MULTIPLE TRUSTEES AT THIS DAIS WITH SERIOUS ACCUSATIONS IS A WOMAN OF COLOR.

AND I DON'T THINK THAT TO ASCRIBE PEJORATIVE DESCRIPTIONS OF INDIVIDUALS WHO TAKE SERIOUS ACCUSATIONS SERIOUSLY.

I DON'T THINK THAT THAT MEANS I DON'T THINK THAT IS EQUIVALENT TO RACISM.

AND I'M ALREADY GETTING OUTREACH FROM EMPLOYEES TO INCLUDE GUEST EDUCATORS SAYING THEY'RE NOT COMING BACK TO OUR DISTRICT AS A RESULT OF THAT VOTE.

SO WHAT I'D ASK IS THAT WE HAVE OUR OPINIONS ON THE TOPIC OF THAT AGENDA ITEM, BUT THAT WE NOT ASCRIBE THESE PEJORATIVE DESCRIPTORS TO PEOPLE.

I JUST THINK IT'S HURTFUL AND NOT PRODUCTIVE, AND THAT'S MY OPINION.

SO. TRUSTEE BONE.

YEAH. SO I DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING PREPARED TONIGHT ABOUT THIS, BUT AS A VICTIM AS A CHILD.

I HAVE SEEN THIS BOARD MINIMIZE A VICTIM.

AND THEN VICTIMIZE THE VICTIM AGAIN.

AND WHAT THAT MESSAGE SENDS TO VICTIMS IN OUR DISTRICT TO YOUNG GIRLS, IS VERY DISAPPOINTING.

AND NONE OF THIS HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH RACE OR SEX OR ANYTHING ELSE.

ALL IT HAD TO DO WAS SEARCHING FOR THE TRUTH.

AND YET AGAIN, THIS BOARD NEEDS TO BE REFLECTIVE IN THE FACT THAT WE HAD TO BE TOLD BY A LETTER TO GO AND JUST SEEK THE TRUTH.

SO IF WE COULD JUST BE MORE REFLECTIVE AND QUIT DIVIDING.

AND JUST BE HONEST AND TRUTHFUL I THINK THAT WOULD GO A LONG WAY WITH BRINGING EVERYBODY TOGETHER BECAUSE EVERYBODY JUST WANTS TO KNOW THE TRUTH.

EVERYBODY JUST WANTS TO KNOW AND WHAT'S BEST FOR EVERYBODY.

AND I DON'T THINK THESE SPEECHES OF DIVISION FROM THE DAIS, FOR ONE THING, IS APPROPRIATE. AND I BELIEVE WE HAVE BOARD, I DON'T HAVE IT IN FRONT OF ME, BUT I BELIEVE IT'S AGAINST BOARD POLICY AND PROCEDURES TO BE DIVISIVE FROM THE BOARD LIKE THAT AND ACCUSE PEOPLE OF THINGS LIKE THAT.

SO IF WE COULD HAVE SOME KIND OF DECORUM, THAT WOULD BE WONDERFUL.

ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. I DON'T SEE ANY OTHER LIGHTS ON.

THAT IS THE CONCLUSION OF OUR ANNOUNCEMENTS.

WE WILL MOVE INTO CLOSED SESSION PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 551.071.

[P. CLOSED SESSION]

THE BOARD WILL CONSULT WITH ITS ATTORNEY TO DISCUSS CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS RELATED TO THE DISTRICT'S FIBER NETWORK PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 551.071 THE BOARD WILL CONSULT WITH ITS ATTORNEY TO DISCUSS AND OBTAIN LEGAL ADVICE REGARDING THE PENDING LEVEL THREE GRIEVANCES.

PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 551.071 AND 551.074 THE BOARD WILL CONSULT WITH ITS ATTORNEY TO DISCUSS THE STATUS OF CASE IN CIVIL ACTION NUMBER 1:20-CV-00496-DAE- ML ROUND ROCK ISD VERSUS AMY M IN THE US DISTRICT COURT FOR THE WESTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS AUSTIN DIVISION, PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 551.071 AND 551.074, AND AS REQUESTED BY TRUSTEE WEIR, THE BOARD WILL CONSULT WITH ITS ATTORNEY TO DISCUSS THE ROLES, DUTIES, ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF A PUBLIC OFFICER AND EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING DISCUSSION OF THE SECOND STEP OF TRUSTEES SANCTION PROCESS.

PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 551.071 AND 551.074 AND AS REQUESTED BY TRUSTEE WESTON, THE BOARD WILL CONSULT WITH ITS ATTORNEY TO DISCUSS THE DUTIES, ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE PUBLIC, OFFICER AND EMPLOYEES, INCLUDING DISCUSSION OF THE FIRST STEP OF THE TRUSTEE SANCTION PROCESS.

IT IS 12:12.

WE ARE GOING INTO CLOSED.

I HAVE A QUICK QUESTION REGARDING NUMBER TWO.

IS IT USUALLY LIKE USUALLY WE'LL HAVE CLOSED SESSION FOR REAL ESTATE LIKE CONTRACT AND STUFF? IS THIS NORMAL THAT WE DISCUSS FIBER NETWORK CONTRACT? YES. YES, ABSOLUTELY.

IT IS 12:13.

WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A TEN MINUTE RECESS BEFORE CONVENING IN CLOSED.

WE WILL BE [INAUDIBLE] IN CLOSED IN THIS ROOM.

SO PLEASE TAKE YOUR BELONGINGS AND HAVE A GOOD EVENING IF YOU STICK AROUND TO THE END.

WE'LL SEE YOU WHEN WE COME BACK.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

IT IS 2:21.

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

DO WE HAVE ANY MOTIONS COMING OUT OF CLOSED SESSION? HEARING NONE. WE ARE AT ITEM Q1.

SORRY THEN WE'RE DONE WITH THAT.

[05:45:02]

IF THERE'S NO OBJECTIONS.

WE ARE ADJOURNED.

2:21.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.