MCPS Board of Education Evening Business Meeting – October 28, 2019


CAPTION TEST TEST TEST TEST CAPTION TEST TEST TEST TEST >>GOOD AFTERNOON AND WELCOME TO THE BOARD’S BUSINESS MEETING ON OCTOBER 28, 2019. IF WE COULD RISE FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE. [IN UNISON] >>I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL. >>IF I COULD GET APPROVAL OF THE REVISED AGENDA. MOVED IN SECOND. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR? THAT’S UNANIMOUS. MISTER SMITH.>>WE HAVE NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH AND DATE NOVEMBER 2019. DURING NATIONAL NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH AND DAY, WE CELEBRATE THE TRADITIONS, LANGUAGES AND STORIES OF THE FIRST AMERICANS WHO HAVE HELPED LANGUAGES, AND STORIES OF THE FIRST AMERICANS, WH O HAVE HELPED SHAPE THE FUTURE SHAPE THE FUTURE OF THE UNITED STATES THROUGHOUT ITS HISTORY. OF THE UNITED STATES THROUGHOUT ITS HISTORY; AND WHEREAS, FROM THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS IN ALASKA TO THE FLORIDA EVERGLADES, NATIVE AMERICANS AND ALASKA NATI ES STAND AMONG AMERICA MOST DISTINGUISHED AUTHORS, ARTISTS, SCIENTISTS, AND POLITICAL LEADERS, AND THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS PROFOUNDLY HAVE STRENGTHENED THE LEGACY WE WILL LEAVE OUR CHILDREN; AND WHEREAS, ALL AMERICANS RECOGNIZE THE MANY OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENTS OF THIS ORIGINAL INHABITANTS AND THEIR DESCENDANTS; AND WHEREAS, DEBRA ANNE HAALAND, A MEMBER OF THE LAGUNA PUEBLO TRIBE, AND SHARICE LYNNETTE DAVIDS, A MEMBER OF THE HO-CHUNK TRIBE, ARE THE FIRST NATIVE AMERICAN WOMEN TO BE ELECTED AS MEMBERS OF THE UNITED STATES CONGRESS; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS HEREBY DECLARE THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER 2019 TO BE OBSERVED AS NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS; AND BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, THAT FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 2019, BE OBSERVED AS NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE DAY>>CAN I GET A MOTION FOR APPROVAL? MOVED AND SECONDED. ALL IN FAVOR? THAT IS UNANIMOUS.>>WE ALSO WANT TO RECOGNIZE THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS HAS DESIGNATED NOVEMBER 11-15, 2019 AS SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY AWARENESS WEEK TO RECOGNIZE THE IMPORTANT WORK OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS TO SUPPORT STUDENTÁLEARNING AND WELL-BEING; AND WHEREAS, THE THEM SCHOOL IS YEAR PSYCHOLOGY AWARENESS WEEK IS IND YOUR FOCUS, HAVE A VARIETY OF MEANINGS SUCH AS PAYING ATTENTION, BEING ABLE TO SEE AN IDEA MORE CLEARLY, IDENTIFYING AN AREA OF INTEREST, OR BEING PERSISTENT AND EFFORT. D IN ONE FOCUSING MAY HELP US SET GOALS, IDENTIFY ACTION STEPS, COMMUNICATE NEED, AND ENGAGE IN DISCUSSIONS TO HELP CREATE THE CONNECTIONS NECESSARY FOR STUDENTS TO DEVELOP CRITICAL ACADEMIC AND SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SKILLS; AND WHEREAS, SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS AND SCHOOL STAFF IND THEIR FOCUS HONING IN ON THEIR LEADERSHIP IN THE COUNSELING ROOM, THE CLASSROOM, THE COMMUNITY, AND BEYOND; AND WHEREAS, SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS MAY FIND A FOCUS TO HELP IMPROVE SCHOOL CLIMATE, ADVOCATE FOR SYSTEM-LEVEL CHANGE, OR ENHANCE SPECIFIC AREAS OF THEIR PRACTICE; AND WHEREAS, IT IS APPROPRIATE THAT MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS RECOGNIZE THE CRITICAL ROLE OF SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGISTS; NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, THAT THE MEMBERS OF THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS HEREBY PROCLAIM NOVEMBER 115, 2019, AS SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY AWARENESS WEEK IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND RECOMMEND OBSERVANCE BY ALL OF OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITIES>>VOTED AND SECONDED. THAT IS UNANIMOUS.>>FINALLY, AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK ON NOVEMBER 8-22, 2019. MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS WILL JOIN MILLIONS OF AMERICANS NATIONWIDE CELEBRATING PUBLIC SCHOOLS DURING THE 96TH ANNUAL AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK. AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK PRESENTS US WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO HONOR THE INDIVIDUALS WHO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN ENSURING THAT EVERY CHILD RECEIVES A QUALITY EDUCATION; AND REAT AS, THE THEME, PUBLIC SCHOOLS: A BASIC RIGHT ENCOURAGES STAFF, LITY,- PARENTS/GUARDIANS, AND THE COMMUNITY TO CONTINUE TO WORK TOGETHER TO PROVIDE ALL STUDENTS WITH A HIGH QUALITY EDUCATION THAT ENSURES ALL STUDENTS ARE COLLEGE AND CAREER READY;AND WHEREAS, MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAS HIGH EXPECTATIONS FOR EVERY STUDENT, BASED ON OUR CORE VALUES OF LEARNING, RELATIONSHIPS, RESPECT, EXCELLENCE, AND EQUITY AND ALL SCHOOL SYSTEM STAFF MEMBERS WORK TO SERVE OUR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES WITH CARE AND PROFESSIONALISM; AND PARENTS/GUARDIANS DEMONSTRATE A COMMITMENT TO STUDENT SUCCESS BY PARTNERING WITH OUR SCHOOLS, ENGAGING WITH OUR STUDENTÁ EDUCATION, AND SUPPORTING LEARNING AT HOME AND IN THE COMMUNITY; AND WHEREAS, COMMUNITY PARTNERS AND VOLUNTEERS SERVE OUR STUDENTS AND SCHOOL PROGRAMSBY PROVIDING VITAL SUPPORT THAT FACILITATES AUTHENTIC LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AND ENHANCES THE CURRICULUM; AND WHEREAS, IN RECOGNITION OF AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK, WE CELEBRATE OUR STAFF AND WORK TO CREATE DIVERSE AND EXCEPTIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES FOR CHILDREN AND COLLABORATE WITH PARENTS/GUARDIANS, VOLUNTEERS, BUSINESS LEADERS, PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS, AND ELECTED OFFICIALS WHO SUPPORT OUR COMMON GOAL OF EDUCATING OUR STUDENTS TO REALIZE THEIR FUTURE DREAMS; NOW THEREFORE BE IT MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION 2 OCTOBER 28, 2019 RESOLVED. THAT THE MEMBERS OF THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS HEREBY DECLARE NOVEMBER 182, 2019, BE RECOGNIZED AS THE ANNUAL OBSERVANCE OF AMERICAN EDUCATION WEEK IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS.>>ALL OF THOSE IN FAVOR? HAT IS UNANIMOUS. AT THIS TIME HE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS PUBLIC COMMENT. PUBLIC COMMENT IS ONE OF OUR OPPORTUNITIES TO HEAR THE VIEWS AND RECEIVE ADVICE FROM COMMUNITY MEMBERS. BOARD MEMBERS WILL TAKE YOUR COMMENTS INTO CONSIDERATION, BUT IT IS NOT OUR PRACTICE TO TAKE ACTION AT THIS TIME ON ISSUES THAT ARE RAISED. WE ENCOURAGE PUBLIC INPUT ON POLICIES, PROGRAMS AND PRACTICES. THIS IS NOT THE PROPER ADAM AVENUE TO ADDRESS EMPLOYEE ISSUES OR COMPLAINTS. WE EXPECT THE AUDIENCE TO BE WITHIN THE BOUNDS OF PROPER ETIQUETTE AND APPROPRIATE PERSONAL REMARKS. OTHER BEHAVIOR IS OUT OF ORDER WOULD NOT BE TOLERATED. CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT UPCOMING BOARD MEETINGS, HEARINGS AND WORK SESSIONS INCLUDING CHANGES TO OUR MEETING START TIMES. EACH SPEAKER WILL RECEIVE THREE MINUTES FOR COMMENT. PLEASE SPEAK CLEARLY AND DIRECTLY INTO THE MICROPHONE. 30 SECONDS PRIOR TO THE TIME THE YELLOW LIGHT WILL GO ON ACCOMPANIED BY A BEEP. A RED LIGHT AND BUZZER IS YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED. PUSH THE BUTTON ON THE MICROPHONE AND THEN PUSH IT ONCE AGAIN AT THE SOUND OF THE BUZZER. WE ASK SPEAKERS TO ADHERE TO THE TIME LIMITS AND STOP TESTIMONY WHEN THE BUZZER SOUNDS. IF POSSIBLE, WE ASK YOU REMAIN IN THE ROOM IN CASE BOARD MEMBERS HAVE COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS TO ASK. IF YOU HAVEN’T DONE SO, PLEASE PROVIDE COMMENTS TO THE STAFF BEFORE YOU SIT DOWN. AT THIS TIME WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE TO THE TABLE DANIEL BYERLY, JOE SHASHATY, AND IMAN ILIAS. PLEASE COME TO THE TABLE. IMAN ILIAS, FORGIVE ME IF I MISPRONOUNCED YOUR NAME. WE WILL GO IN THE ORDER I CALLED YOUR NAME.>>GOOD AFTERNOON MEMBERS OF THE BOARD AND MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY. I’M DANIEL BYERLY. A PARENT OF A FIRST GRADER. AT WESH 2 DISCUSS THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN. ON BEHALF OF WESTBROOK PTA, WE ARE HAPPY TO WELCOME STUDENTS FROM SOMERSET TO OUR SCHOOL IN THE YEARS TO COME. UNFORTUNATELY, COUNTY LEADERSHIP HAS MADE IT DIFFICULT FOR US TO UNDERSTAND HOW THE TRANSITION WILL PLAY OUT AND HOW WE CAN PREPARE. SINCE OCTOBER 2, PROPOSALS HAVE SHIFTED FROM MOVING SOMERSET STUDENTS TO FAST-TRACK CONSTRUCTION INTO MODULAR CLASSROOMS.EACH BRINGS A SURPRISE TO OUR COMMUNITY. THE RECOMMENDATIONS RELEASED ARE NOT CLEAR ON WHICH PROPOSALS ARE ACTUALLY UNDER CONSIDERATION. WE URGE THE BOARD TO ENSURE WESTBROOK AND SOMERSET COMMUNITIES ARE PREPARED FOR THESE TRANSITIONS. BECAUSE OF THIS, WE HAVE STRONG CONCERNS ABOUT THE SPEED OF THE PARTNERSHIP AND STUDENT REASSIGNMENT BETWEEN NOW AND FALL 2020. SCHOOLS BEGIN ASSESSING STAFFING NEEDS IN FEBRUARY AND MAKE STAFF DECISIONS THROUGHOUT THE SPRING. WE DON’T LIMIT THE COUNT OF NEW STUDENTS IN THE GRADE LEVELS UNTIL TEACHERS ARE HIRED FOR NEXT YEAR, WESTBROOK WILL NOT BE ABLE TO HIRE TEACHERS THROUGH THE NORMAL PROCESS. WE WELCOME NEW STUDENTS. HOWEVER, URGE THE BOARD TO DELAY THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ANY TRANSITION UNTIL FALL 2021 SO WE CAN GO THROUGH THE FULL STAFFING PROCESS. AS FOR THE EXTERNAL ADDITION PROPOSE TO OUR CAMPUS AT THE OCTOBER 7 MEETING, WE THE COMMUNITY WILL NEED TO BE INVOLVED IN ANY CONSTRUCTION PLANS FOR THE BUILDING WHERE OUR CHILDREN LEARN AND PLAY EACH DAY. THE PROPOSED ADDITION CAME AS A SURPRISE TO US AS WE ALREADY OPENED AN ADDITIONAL ESTER THAT HAS SPACE FOR EXTRA CLASSROOMS. MOREOVER, THE CIP RECOMMENDATION MENTIONS RELOCATABLE CLASSROOMS AS PART OF THE CONSTRUCTION PROCESS. OUR SCHOOL IS UNDER CAPACITY. THE CIP SUGGEST BRINGING MORE STUDENTS TO OVERLOAD OUR SCHOOL WHILE IT’S UNDER CONSTRUCTION? IT’S NOT CLEAR. FINALLY, WE HAVE VERY SERIOUS CONCERNS ABOUT EROSION AND SAFETY PROBLEMS ON THE STEEP HILL BEHIND OUR ALL-PURPOSE ROOM. THIS HOUSE BEEN A GROWING WORRY. ANY PROBLEM COMPROMISES DAILY RECESS, GYM AND PLAYGROUND ACTIVITIES. ANY CONSTRUCTION, MAJOR OR MINOR, MUST INCLUDE A SOLUTION THAT ENSURES THE INTEGRITY AND SAFETY OF THIS AREA. AS I HAVE SAID BEFORE, WESTBROOK PTA IS HAPPY TO HEAR WE WILL WELCOME NEW NEIGHBORS INTO OUR SCHOOL. HOWEVER, WE URGE THE BOARD TO ENSURE STUDENT TRANSITIONS ARE PASTE TO ENSURE SCHOOL LEADERSHIP HAS ADEQUATE TIME TO PREPARE. WE ALSO URGE THE BOARD TO CONSIDER THE WISDOM AND PACING OF ANY ADDITIONAL CONSTRUCTION ON OUR LIMITED AND GEOGRAPHICALLY UNSTABLE SITE. FINALLY, WE ASK THE BOARD TO ENSURE WE ARE GIVING CLEAR AND TIMELY INFORMATION SO WE CAN SHARE IT WITH OUR COMMUNITY AS THESE PLANS DEVELOP. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. NOW WE WILL HAVE MISSED HER JOE SHASHATY.>>MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, MY NAME IS JOE SHASHATY. I’M SPEAKING A NUMBER OF CAPACITIES. I’LL START WITH THE PTA CONSTRUCTION COMMITTEE FORMED AS THE PTA BECAME AWARE OF PLAN CHANGES TO THE SILVER SPRING INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL THAT WOULD IMPACT — CREEK. THE TWO SCHOOL SHARE THE CAMPUS. THE PROJECT FOCUSES ON MUCH-NEEDED IMPROVEMENTS, LARGER PORTION OF CONSTRUCTION A COMBINATION WOULD BE FOR THEM CREEK. IN THE SPRING, REQUESTED MORE ENGAGEMENT FROM STAFF. THANKS TO YOU AND TO THE STAFF FOR THE INCREASED INTERACTION, OPEN COMMUNICATION AND CONSIDERATION OF THE COMMUNITY INPUT THAT FOLLOWED. DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS, IT BECAME APPARENT THE PROJECT WOULD BE DELAYED BY A NUMBER OF FACTORS AND WITH THIS RENEWED UNCERTAINTY. THIS WOULD ALLOW FOR PARTIAL HOLDING WHICH WOULD EASE SOME DIFFICULTIES. WE SEEK TO ENSURE SUFFICIENT PLANNING AND BUDGETARY RESOURCES ARE MADE AVAILABLE TO MAINTAIN A PRODUCTIVE AND HEALTHY LEARNING ENVIRONMENT TO MINIMIZE IMPACT ON FAMILIES AND ADDRESS THE NEEDS OF THE SCHOOL’S DUAL PROGRAM AND FACULTY AND STAFF. WE UNDERSTAND THE MANAGEMENT COMPANY IS TO BE CONTRACTED. WE WOULD ASK MCPS TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS THE BROADER NEEDS FOR THIS RATHER OLD FACILITY. HVAC, ABANDONED SPACES, SEWAGE HANDLING, CRUMBLING STRUCTURES ETC. THIS WOULD INCREASE IMMEDIATE COST BUT WOULD BE FAR LESS COSTLY THAN ADDRESSED SEPARATELY FROM A MAJOR CONSTRUCTION PROJECT. SUCH APPROACH MIGHT MINIMIZE SUCH IMPACT TO THE COMMUNITY. WE WOULD ASK FOR CONTINUED COMMITMENT TO ENGAGEMENT THAT ENSURES PTA IS INCLUDED IN THE CONSIDERATION OF OPTIONS AND THE COMMUNITY REMAINS INFORMED TO ALLOW INPUT PRIOR TO DECISIONS. A FOLLOW-UP WITH MY ROLES AS THE FATHER OF TWO MCPS STUDENTS AND REPRESENTATIVE OF PTA TO REVIEW CAPITAL PLANNING. 20 YEARS SINCE THE AREA INSIDE THE BELTWAY AND EAST OF THE TRACKS HAS BEEN SERVED BY HIGH SCHOOL IN THE SAME AREA. WE ARE WELL AWARE OF DIFFICULTIES PRESENTED BY CONTINUED INCREASES IN AREA ENROLLMENT WITHOUT ENROLLMENT. REFUNDING TO OTHER AREAS OF THE COUNTY AND DEFICIT AND ENVISION FOR THEA. LACK OF DEVELOPMENT OF THE ASSOCIATED REQUIREMENTS AND LESS THAN IDEAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MCPS AND STATE AND COUNTY AGENCIES HIS ACTION IS CRITICAL TO FULFILLMENT. WITH CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PLAN ON TODAY’S AGENDA, MUST ADVOCATE FOR DEVELOP MEANT THAT WOULD BRING EQUITABLE LEVELS OF SERVICE TO OUR AREA WHILE PRESERVING OUR LIMITED PARKLAND AND FOR MEDIA ATTENTION TO THE PRODUCTION OF ASSOCIATE REQUIREMENTS. UNDERSTAND AGENCY COOPERATION CANNOT BE FORCED AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE ALL PARTIES TO SEEK THE MEANS TO ACHIEVING A PRODUCTIVE PARADIGM. FINALLY, SO MY OWN CHILDREN WILL NOT BE AFFECTED DIRECTLY, HAVING REVIEWED THE NEW PLANS FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL, ASK THE STUDENTS DISPLACED FROM NORTH WOULD NOT BE ASKED TO ENDURE A LACK OF SCHOOL PLAYING FIELDS DURING THE OCCUPANCY. THEY WILL ALREADY BE ENTERING SECOND PHASE CONSTRUCTION IN ADDITION TO THEIR DISPLACEMENT. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. IMAN ILIAS.>>I WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR LETTING ME SPEAK TODAY. MY NAME IS IMAN ILIAS AND I’M A STUDENT IN MY SOPHOMORE YEAR. I WOULD LIKE TO ADD TO NEXT ACADEMIC YEAR’S CALENDAR. I’D LIKE TO START WITH AN ANECDOTE. I’M COPRESIDENT OF THE MUSLIM STUDENT ASSOCIATION AT OUR SCHOOL. DIFFERENT CLUBS TRY TO RECRUIT NEW MEMBERS. WE FIND IT DIFFICULT TO TRACK STUDENTS IN THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY. WE GOT A LOT OF, I’M NOT REALLY JOINING ANY NEW CLUBS RIGHT NOW, ON SORRY, NOT INTERESTED, OR FLAT OUT, NAH. WHEN I TEXTED MY COPRESIDENT BUMMED OUT SO MY STUDENTS DIDN’T WANT TO BE PART OF OUR CLUB, HE SAID, WHAT WOULD YOU EXPECT? NO ONE WANTS TO ADMIT THEY ARE MUSLIM. THAT AND SO MANY OTHER THINGS I SEE AS A MUSLIM STUDENT SHOWING MY MUSLIM COUNTERPARTS ARE AFRAID TO ADMIT THEIR IDENTITIES BECAUSE BEING MUSLIM DOESN’T FEEL NORMAL TO THEM. IT’S NOT MAINSTREAM AND SETS THEM APART FROM ALL THEIR AMERICAN FRIENDS. THEY ARE FORCED TO CHOOSE. THEY CAN BE MUSLIM OR AMERICAN, BUT THEY CAN’T BE BOTH. ONE OF THE REASONS FOR THIS IS BECAUSE WE DON’T GET LIMITED HOLIDAYS OFF FROM SCHOOL IT ADDS TO THE FEELING WE ARE DIFFERENT, THAT WE ARE NOT LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. MAKING A MUSLIM HOLIDAY OFF WOULD MAKE MUSLIM STUDENTS FEEL INCLUDED, NORMAL AND PROUD TO BE THEMSELVES. WE HAVE SEEN THIS HAPPENED IN THE JEWISH STUDENT COMMUNITY AFTER GETTING THEIR RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS OFF. NON-JEWISH STUDENTS ACKNOWLEDGE JEWISH HOLIDAYS JUST LIKE ANY OTHER NATIONAL OR RELIGIOUS HOLIDAY THAT SHOULD BE CELEBRATED. NON-JEWISH STUDENTS LIKE MYSELF ARE INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT JEWISH HOLIDAYS AND BECAUSE THEY DON’T FEEL UNUSUAL JEWISH STUDENTS ARE HAPPY TO ANSWER QUESTIONS. I REMEMBER HOW CURIOUS I WAS ABOUT ROSH HASHANAH. WHY IS ROSH HASHANAH CELEBRATED I WONDERED? WHAT FOOD IS SERVED? WHY DOES IT START AT SUNDOWN? BECAUSE I GOT A JEWISH HOLIDAY OFF I WAS INTERESTED IN COMPASSIONATE ABOUT A HOLIDAY CELEBRATED BY A RELIGIOUS GROUP THAT WAS NOT MY OWN. ANY HIGH SCHOOL MUSLIM OR NON-MUSLIM CAN TELL US HIGH SCHOOL GIVES US A BOATLOAD OF WORK. MISSING SCHOOL CAN KEEP YOU UP ALL NIGHT FOR A COUPLE DAYS AND THAT’S NOT AN EXAGGERATION. IN FACT, I’M STRESSED ABOUT THE HOUR AND A HALF I MISSING FROM SCHOOL TODAY TO BE HERE. HAVING TO MISS SCHOOL AND DEAL WITH EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND EVERYTHING ELSE THEY HAVE GOING ON PUTS A LOT OF PRESSURE ON MUSLIM STUDENTS. EACH SHOULD BE A DAY THEY GET TO SPEND TIME WITH MUSLIM FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND PARTICIPATE IN RELIGIOUS TRADITIONS. MY FAMILY ALWAYS GOES TO MOSQUE IN THE MORNING AND DIFFERENT FRIENDS HOUSES THE REST OF THE DAY EATING DELICIOUS FOODS. THE STUDENT MEMBER OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION NATE TINBITE HAS A LOT OF STUDENTS ON HIS ADVISORY COUNCIL INCLUDING MYSELF. IT SHOWS MUSLIM STUDENTS ARE ACTIVE PARTICIPANTS IN THE STUDENT BODY AND READY TO RAID THEIR VOICES FOR ISSUES IMPORTANT TO ALL STUDENTS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY. I HUMBLY REQUEST THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO CONSIDER ADDING A MUSLIM HOLIDAY TO THE NEXT CALENDAR. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] >>AT THIS TIME I WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING TODAY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT. WE REALLY APPRECIATE YOU. AT THIS TIME WE WILL CALL OUR NEXT GROUP OF SPEAKERS TO THE TABLE. NAJIYAH KHAN. SAMIRA HUSSEIN. SAMAN AHMAD. PLEASE COME TO THE TABLE. WE BEGIN WITH NAJIYAH KHAN.>>GOOD AFTERNOON. I AM NAJIYAH KHAN, MEDIA PASS PTA PRESIDENT OF BURNING TREE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. MY FAMILY LIVED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY OVER SEVEN YEARS. I’M A MOTHER OF OVER FOUR CURRENT MCPS STUDENTS. WE HAVE A 7TH GRADE SON AT PHYALL AND 10TH GRADE SON AT WHITMAN. I’M CONCERNED THAT EID HOLIDAY HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THE ACADEMIC CALENDAR FOR 2021. I BELIEVE OUR COUNTY IS A LEADER WHEN IT COMES TO RESPECTING AND CELEBRATING DIVERSITY AND WE HAVE SET A WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF RESPECTING RELIGIOUS DIVERSITY AND BALTIMORE AND HOWARD COUNTIES HAVE FOLLOWED SUIT WAS SETTING ASIDE TIME FOR THE EID HOLIDAY. IN RECENT YEARS, I HAVE WITNESSED A GROWTH IN THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD WITH A NEW MOSQUE THE OPENED A FEW YEARS AGO AND POTOMAC OF WHICH I SERVE ON THE BOARD AS WELL AND THE GROWTH AND DIVERSITY IS AMAZING AND INSPIRING. WE HAVE AN ADDITIONAL SUNDAY SCHOOL THAT OPENED UP IN BETHESDA. MANY MONTGOMERY COUNTY STUDENTS, MUSLIM STUDENTS, ARE VULNERABLE AND FACE UNPRECEDENTED HOMOPHOBIA. MY FOUR KIDS INCLUDED. THIS IS MORE SO THAN WE ARE PARENTS EVER FACED GROWING UP IN THIS COUNTRY. I’M A LAS VEGAS LOCAL AND I CAN TELL YOU. MANY MONTGOMERY MUSLIM CHILDREN AVOID DISCUSSING THEIR RELIGION BECAUSE THEY FEARED JUDGMENT AND HARASSMENT THAT CAN ENSUE AFTER THAT. THE SCHOOL OBSERVANCE OF THESE HOLIDAYS WOULD BE IMMENSELY HELPFUL IN RECOGNIZING OUR RELIGION AND OUR COMMUNITY AND FAMILIES ARE CONCERNED ABOUT THAT. I ENCOURAGE YOU TO LOOK INTO THIS ISSUE AND REINSTATE THE HOLIDAY. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.>>THANK YOU. SAMIRA HUSSEIN.>>LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, GOOD AFTERNOON. THANK YOU EVERYBODY FOR BEING HERE. MY NAME IS SAMIRA HUSSEIN AND I’M THE GRADUATE OF FOUR FROM MCPS. I WORK AS A SERVICE WORKER IN EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAMS AND SERVICES. I AM ALSO A LONGTIME ADVOCATE. AS WE ALL KNOW, MONTGOMERY COUNTY HAS BECOME INCREASINGLY DIVERSE AND CULTURE OF RELIGION. I HAVE BEEN SAYING THAT ALL THESE YEARS. OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM PROVIDES CONTINUING EDUCATION SEMINARS TO TEACHERS AND STAFF AND CULTURAL SENSITIVITY. SADLY, SCHOOL CALENDAR DOES NOT REFLECT SENSITIVITY IN TERMS OFFICIALLY ALLOWING MUSLIM STUDENTS TO CELEBRATE THE END OF THE HOLY MONTH OF RAMADAN. WITH TODAY’S POLITICAL REQUIREMENT, THERE HAS BEEN APPREHENSIONS OF THE ISLAMIC FAITH. BY ALLOWING OUR CHILDREN, YOUR STUDENTS, TO CELEBRATE THEIR FATE, YOU BE PROVIDING A TEACHABLE OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL MONTGOMERY COUNTY STUDENTS TO KNOW WHO THEIR CLASSMATES ARE AND WHO THEIR MUSLIM NEIGHBORS ARE. MONTGOMERY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION WILL REQUEST TO IDENTIFY A SCHEDULE SCHOOL HOLIDAY.THIS IS BASED ON THE COMMITMENT WITH THE BOARD OF EDUCATION TO PAY RESPECTFUL AND EQUAL TREATMENT TO ALL MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY. WE ALSO KNOW MONTGOMERY PUBLIC COUNTY SCHOOLS HAVE JEWISH HOLIDAYS AND ROSH HASHANAH AND YOM KIPPUR.WE KNOW WINTER AND SPRING VACATION COINCIDES WITH THE CHRISTIAN OBSERVANCES OF CHRISTMAS, GOOD FRIDAY AND EASTER. WE BELIEVE THE GROWING MUSLIM COMMUNITY SHOULD BE SHOWN SIMILAR RESPECT AND EQUAL TREATMENT. WE ARE ASKING TO OBSERVE ONLY ONE DAY FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS. MAKEUP WORK AND HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS AND WATCHING OUR CHILDREN THAT CAUSE STRESS AMONG STUDENTS AND FAMILIES. LOSING ONE DAY OF INSTRUCTION AND ANOTHER DAY OF MAKING UP SO THEY CAN STAY UP TO THE SAME SPEED WITH THEIR CLASSMATES IS UNWARRANTED. TO SOLVE THIS, JUST ONE DAY. WE ARE HERE TO FIGHT FOR EQUALITY AND JUSTICE FOR OUR CHILDREN. WE ARE OPEN TO OPTION TO ALLOW STUDENTS TO OBSERVE THE HOLIDAY. AN EQUITABLE SOLUTION SO STAFF ALSO OBSERVE THE HOLIDAY SUCH AS MYSELF. IT IS VERY DISAPPOINTING TO KNOW WE ARE NOT BEING HEARD OVER THE FEW DECADES. WHAT KIND OF MESSAGE DO YOU THINK THIS IS GIVING TO OUR CHILDREN? AS STATED EARLIER, A MASKING MONTGOMERY COUNTY TO SHOW RESPECT TO ALL CITIZENS. THE MAKEUP OF OUR COMMUNITY IS NOT AS IT WAS IN THE 70S. WE HAVE A GROWING NUMBER OF DIVERSE STUDENTS AND I’M HOPEFUL OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM WILL FOLLOW STEPS OF HOWARD AND BALTIMORE COUNTY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.>>THANK YOU. SAMAN AHMAD.>>GOOD AFTERNOON RESPECTED MEMBERS OF THE BOARD. I WOULD LIKE TO BEGIN BY ECHOING ALL OF THE SEDIMENTS ECHOED BY MY COLLEAGUES REGARDING THE HOLIDAY. IN THE INTEREST OF TIME, I WOULD LIKE TO LET THE RECORD REFLECT I DIRECT THE BOARD’S ATTENTION TO THE ACA NONDISCRIMINATION EQUITY AND CULTURAL POLICY ENACTED IN 2017. IN SUMMARY, POLICY IS DESIGNED TO ENABLE STUDENTS TO LIVE AND WORK IN A GLOBALLY MINDED SOCIETY. AT THE SAME TIME, IT’S STAFF AND TEACHERS TO BE CULTURALLY PROFICIENT. THESE TWO THINGS GO HAND IN HAND. I WANT TO PIGGYBACK OFF OF KIDS BEING AFRAID OF THEIR IDENTITIES NOT BEING ACCEPTED, OR THE MESSAGE SENT. I APPEAL TO PRINCIPAL EVANS AS WELL AS MS. SYLVESTER WHO IS A CURRENT MCPS PARENT, WHO WANT THEIR KIDS TO BE IN A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT THAT NOT ONLY FOSTERS, EMBRACES, UNDERSTANDS THAT THERE IS A RESPECT FOR CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND IDENTITY. WHEN WE TALK ABOUT EQUITY, THE MOST POWERFUL PORTION OF THAT POLICY STATEMENT IS THAT EQUITY DEMANDS INTENSE FOCUS. WE KNOW THROUGH THE RACIAL EQUITY AND SOCIAL EQUITY CONVERSATIONS GOING ON IN THIS COUNTYHT NOW, WHICH IS A VERY INTENSE DEBATE, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IS ESSENTIAL.THAT ENGAGING IN SUCH CONVERSATIONS AT TIMES CAN BE UNCOMFORTABLE. FOR OUR LEADERS TO BE TRULY IMPACTFUL, THOSE CONVERSATIONS ARE ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN. WE HAVE THESE POLICIES. WE ASKED THEY BE EFFECTIVELY IMPLEMENTED.WE REQUEST THE BOARD TO EXAMINE THIS MATTER THROUGH THE LENS OF SOCIAL AND RACIAL EQUITY WHERE WE GIVE THE INTENT FOCUS TO QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW THIS WILL IMPACT OF FAITH BASED COMMUNITY THAT REPRESENTS NEARLY 10 PERCENT OF THIS COUNTY’S POPULATION ON 1.1 MILLION PEOPLE? WILL IT MARGINALIZE MINORITIES? THREE, WHAT IS THE PRECEDENT, IF NOT THE PERCEPTION? LET’S THINK ABOUT THAT. THE PERCEPTION THAT WE SET WHEN WE BEGAN TALKING ABOUT BEING INCLUSIVE OF DIVERSITY. WE CANNOT AND SHOULD NOT TAKE A STEP BACK FROM THE PROGRESS THE BOARD HAS MADE TIME AND TIME AGAIN. MONTGOMERY COUNTY AND THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM HAS DISTINGUISHED ITSELF AS A LEADER IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND SETTING THE HIGHEST STANDARDS. I HAVE FAITH THAT THIS BOARD WILL CONTINUE THAT TRADITION AS THEY HAVE DONE SO MANY TIMES. IN CLOSING, BEFORE THE DECEMBER 3 VOTE, WE URGE THE BOARD TO ENGAGE WITH THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY, ITS PARENTS, IT’S STAFF, IN THE INTEREST OF SOCIAL EQUITY, TO ADOPT A CALENDAR THAT CONTINUES TO RECOGNIZE AT LEAST A PROFESSIONAL DAY TO FEE ASSOCIATED WITH THE ISLAMIC HOLIDAY EVE.>>THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] >>THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] >>THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR COMMENTS. AT THIS TIME WE WILL CALL OUR NEXT GROUP OF SPEAKERS TO THE TABLE. WE WILL HEAR FROM LAURA STEWART, CYNTHIA SIMONSON AND ELIZABETH HOFMEISTER. WE WILL PROCEED IN ORDER WHICH I CALLED YOUR NAME. YOU MAY BEGIN.>>GOOD AFTERNOON. PRESIDENT EVANS, DOCTOR SMITH, AND BOARD MEMBERS, MY NAME IS LAURA STEWART, VICE PRESIDENT OF ADVOCACY FOR MCCTPA. I’M HERE TO SHARE THOUGHTS OF THE CANCELLATION OF THE SCHOOLS AT A GLANCE REPORTS THAT HAVE TRADITIONALLY BEEN RELEASED IN NOVEMBER. THERE WERE PROBLEMS WITH THIS MODEL, YET THERE HE WERE AN INVALUABLE RESOURCE. ADVOCATES, ELECTED OFFICIALS, REPORTERS, AND ANYONE WHO WANTS TO LEARN ABOUT PARTICULAR SCHOOL OR EVEN THE SYSTEM AS A WHOLE EUSTIS SCHOOLS AT A GLANCE. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN MUCH MORE VALUABLE IF THEY WEREN’T SOLELY IN A PDF FORMAT. WE ASKED LAST YEAR THAT ALL THE FIELDS BE AVAILABLE IN A SIMPLE XL FILE AS WELL. WE UNDERSTOOD THAT SOME KIND OF CHANGE, A MOVE TOWARDS OPEN DATA, OR AT LEAST SORTABLE DATA, WOULD BE CONSIDERED. SINCE WE STARTED THIS CONVERSATION LAST YEAR, I WOULD HAVE HOPED THAT ANY CHANGE FROM THE CURRENT FORMAT WOULD HAVE BEEN DONE IN A COLLABORATIVE FASHION.WE DID SEND IN A FEW LINKS TO OTHER SCHOOL SYSTEMS AS AN EXAMPLE OF WHAT ADVOCATES WOULD FIND USEFUL. THEN THE PANIC CALLS CAME IN, THAT INSTEAD OF MCPS MOVING TOWARD A SIMPLE SPREADSHEET THE PLAN IS TO MOVE TOWARD THE VISUAL DASHBOARD MODEL, POSSIBLY WITH REAL-TIME INFORMATION. DASHBOARDS ARE INCREDIBLY USEFUL WHEN LOOKING AT ONE’S SCHOOL, YOUR OWN SCHOOL.ALSO, THE IDEA OF REAL-TIME INFORMATION IS HELPFUL FOR A PARENT TO KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEIR CHILD’S EXPERIENCE IS AT THAT SCHOOL. BUT DASHBOARDS THAT ARE CONFIGURED WITH REAL-TIME DATA CANNOT SHOW YEAR TO YEAR OR COUNTYWIDE TRENDS. A PARTICULARLY FRUSTRATING ASPECT OF THE DASHBOARDS PUT OUT SO FAR AS NOT BEING ABLE TO PRINT A DOCUMENT WITH THE INFORMATION PROVIDED. IF YOU PROVIDE A VISUAL REPRESENTATION, THE VERY LEAST PROVIDE A PRINCIPAL DOCUMENT AS WELL. WE HAVE GONE TO A MONTH AND A LONG PROCESS OF PASSING OUR ADVOCACY PRIORITIES FOR THE YEAR AND IT DOES INCLUDE ADVOCATING FOR OPEN DATA. THE REST OF THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT HAS MOVED TO OPEN DATA AND MCPS SHOULD DO THAT AS WELL. THERE ARE WAYS TO PROTECT STUDENT INFORMATION JUST AS YOU HAVE IN THE SCHOOLS AT A GLANCE DATA YOU HAVE RELEASED FOR ALL OF THESE YEARS. WE JUST ASK THE SAME DATA BE PUT IN SORTABLE DOWNLOADABLE FORMAT LIKE CHICAGO, DALE COUNTY AND D.C. PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAVE DONE. AT THE VERY LEAST, FOLLOW FAIRFAX COUNTY’S SCHOOL PROFILE MODEL, WHOSE DATA CAN BE CUT AND PASTED AS A SPREADSHEET, AND EVEN HAVE A PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION. WE ASK MCPS MOVE FORWARD IN A COLLABORATIVE PROCESS WITH MCCPTA SO THAT WHATEVER DOES REPLACE THE SCHOOL AT A GLANCE PDF WILL BE CELEBRATED THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY AS AN INCREDIBLY USEFUL TOOL FOR ALL STAKEHOLDERS. PLEASE SEE THE LINKS I HAVE PUT ON MY TESTIMONY SO YOU CAN TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT OTHER SYSTEMS ARE DOING.I THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. MS. SIMONSON.>>GOOD AFTERNOON. CYNTHIA SIMONSON, MCCPTA VICE PRESIDENT OF EDUCATIONAL ISSUES. THE MOST RECENT DELEGATES ASSEMBLY WE ADOPTED A SET OF PRIORITIES, ONCE SPECIFICALLY TO PROVIDE OPEN DATA IN A DOWNLOADABLE FORMAT TO MAKE DEAD AND MORE ACCESSIBLE TO SCHOOL COMMUNITIES. AS MCCPTA REPRESENTATIVES, WE UNDERSTAND PRIVACY CONCERNS. WE RESPECT AND APPRECIATE THE EFFORT MCPS GOES 2 TO ENSURE WE DO NOT CROSS THE LINE. NO ONE IS ASKING FOR PRIVATE IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION ABOUT STUDENTS. WHAT WE ARE ASKING FOR IS EASILY CONSUMABLE METHODS TO REVIEW, ANALYZE AND COMPARE DATA SETS FOR INFORMATION HELICALLY AVAILABLE FOR YEARS. FOR THOSE THAT VOLUNTEER, I’M TOLD WORKING TO IMPROVE NOT ONLY OUR INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS, BUT THE SYSTEM AS A WHOLE WE USED DOZENS OF DATA POINTS VIA PDF DOWNLOADS PUBLISHED BY THE OFFICE OF SHARED ACCOUNTABILITY. WE ROUTINELY USE SCHOOLS AT A GLANCE, SAFETY AT A GLANCE, SPECIAL EDUCATION AT A GLANCE. WE LOOK AT AP/IB SCHOOL PARTICIPATION, SCHOOL PROGRESS REPORTS, ACT AND SAT PARTICIPATION AND PERFORMANCE, OFFICIAL ENROLLMENT NUMBERS. ALL OF THIS HAS BEEN AVAILABLE IN PDF SO WE COULD SEE THE INFORMATION FOR OUR WHOLE SYSTEM IN ONE PLACE. I HAVE BEEN AMONG THOSE COMPLAINING FOR YEARS QUITE FRANKLY BECAUSE PDF AREN’T GREAT. BUT YOU CAN PRINT FILES. WITH LARGE ENOUGH TABLES, YOU CAN ACTUALLY LOOK AT ALL THE INFORMATION THAT’S AVAILABLE. YOU CAN LOOK AT THESE REPORTS AND WITH EFFORT YOU CAN LOOK HERE AFTER YEAR AND COMPARE DATA, MAKE NOTES, AND ASK QUESTIONS. WHAT WE SAW AN EQUITY ACCOUNTABILITY MODEL MAKES ME CONCERNED THAT IS THE DASHBOARD MODEL. IT IS NOT PRINTABLE. IT DOES NOT ALLOW YOU TO VIEW MORE THAN ONE SCHOOL AT A TIME. IF YOU ONLY CARE ABOUT ONE SCHOOL AT ONE POINT IN PLACE, IT PROBABLY MEETS THE NEED FAR BETTER THAN THE PDF, BUT WE WANT MORE. WHAT WE REALLY WANT AND HAVE EXPRESSED TO MCPS IS OPEN DATA. WE WANT ALL OF THE INFORMATION HISTORICALLY CONTAINED IN THE PDF IN A FORMAT THAT’S EXPORTABLE SO INSTEAD OF HAVING TO DO HARD COPY HUNTING AND HIGHLIGHTING WE CAN EASILY COMPARE DATA SETS, MAKE NOTES, AND STILL ASK THE SAME QUESTIONS. MCPS TOLD US TWO YEARS AGO WE WILL BE GETTING WHAT WE WANT AND FORM OF THE DASHBOARDS GIVING REAL-TIME DATA ELIMINATING THE 18 MONTH LAG WITH WHAT IS HAPPENING IN OUR SCHOOLS. WHILE THE DASHBOARD MAY BE AN EXCELLENT RESOURCE FOR SINGLE SCHOOL USE, IT IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR THE DATA SETS TRADITIONALLY PUBLISHED BY OSA. I AM NOT AGAINST DASHBOARDS. I THINK THAT FULFILLS A SPECIFIC NEED AND CAN ENGAGE PARENTS, BUT THE DASHBOARD SHOULD BE ADDED TO THE REPORTS HISTORICALLY PUBLISHED BY OSA AND THOSE REPORTS SHOULD INCLUDE LINKS TO EXPORTABLE TABLES AND DATA SETS. IF THERE AREN’T IN-HOUSE EXPERTS TO EXPORT THIS DATA, JUST ASK FOR HELP. WE WILL FIND IT. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU. ELIZABETH HOFMEISTER.>>GOOD AFTERNOON. MY NAME IS ELIZABETH HOFMEISTER.I AM HERE TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR SOUTHLAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN GAITHERSBURG. ALSO TO SUPPORT THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY THAT IS GATHERED HERE TODAY AND ECHO THEIR COMMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE ABOUT THE NEED FOR CHANGE IN THE CALENDAR TO SHOW THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY HAS SUPPORT IN THIS AREA. I AM A RESIDENT OF ASBURY METHODIST VILLAGE AND THE GAITHERSBURG COMMUNITY. I’M ONE OF SEVERAL RESIDENTS WHO ARE VOLUNTEERING THIS YEAR AS MENTORS TO STUDENTS AT SOUTHLAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WHICH IS LOCATED ABOUT TWO BLOCKS FROM OUR MAIN ENTRANCE. THE BELOVED COMMUNITY IS A MEMBER OF ACTION IN MONTGOMERY, WHICH YOU MAY HAVE ALREADY HEARD FROM. LAST YEAR I VOLUNTEERED AS A MENTOR AT THE SCHOOL AND SAW HOW MUCH THE STUDENTS OPENED UP TO ME AND THE OTHER MENTORS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE PROGRAM. THESE THIRD AND FOURTH GRADE STUDENTS SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS AND HOPES WITH ADULTS WHO WERE NOT THEIR PARENTS NOR FAMILY MEMBERS. GUIDED BY THE PROGRAM LEADER, THE STUDENTS LEARNED COMMUNICATION SKILLS THAT ARE NOT NECESSARILY PART OF THE REGULAR SCHOOL CURRICULUM. FOR EXAMPLE, EACH TIME WE MET THE STUDENTS AND MENTORS INTRODUCE THEMSELVES AND SHARED HOW THEY HAD FELT THAT DAY, WHAT THEIR EXPERIENCES HAD BEEN, WHETHER A GOOD DAY OR A BAD DAY. THESE ARE IMPORTANT SOCIAL SKILLS THAT ALL YOUNGSTERS NEED TO LEARN AND PRACTICE. I BECAME AWARE LAST YEAR ABOUT THE OVERCROWDING AT SOUTHLAKE SCHOOL. I KNOW MCPS HAS BEEN AWARE OF THIS AS WELL. I WANT TO THANK YOU, DOCTOR SMITH, AND THE TEAM THAT CAME TO SOUTH LAKE LAST WEEK FOR THE PTA MEETING. I AM HERE TODAY TO REINFORCE THE MESSAGE OF SOUTH LAKE. THAT SOUTHLAKE IS OUR COMMUNITY SCHOOL. IT HAS SIGNIFICANT INFRASTRUCTURE ISSUES THAT MAKE IT CHALLENGING FOR MY MENTEES AND THEIR PEERS TO LEARN. THE 10 PORTABLE CLASSROOMS AND INSUFFICIENT BATHROOMS STUDENTS AND STAFF HAVE. THE HEALTH ROOM THAT IS EGREGIOUSLY SMALL AND DEFY STATE FACILITIES GUIDELINES. INADEQUATE HVAC SYSTEM THAT LEAVES CHILDREN WEARING COATS AND GLOVES INSIDE THE CLASSROOMS IN THE WINTER AND SWEATING IN THE SUMMER. SOUTH LAKE HAS AN EXEMPLARY PRINCIPLE IN MS. CELESTE KING AND STAFF OF DEDICATED TEACHERS WHO WORK EVERY DAY TO PROVIDE QUALITY EDUCATION, BUT THEY ARE WORKING UNDER OVERCROWDED AND PHYSICALLY SUBSTANDARD BUILDING.>>THANK YOU. WE HAVE YOUR WRITTEN TESTIMONY. WE APPRECIATE YOU ALL COMING TODAY AND GIVING COMMENTS. AT THIS TIME WE WILL HEAR FROM OUR COLLEAGUES. I DON’T KNOW WHO HAD THEIR LIGHT ON FIRST.>>I HAVE A QUESTION. IT’S MY UNDERSTANDING THE CALENDAR IS OUT STRICTLY AS A DRAFT AND WE WILL NOT TAKE ACTION UNTIL DECEMBER, BUT THE COLLEGE BOARD FOR THE 2021 SCHOOL YEAR HAS ISSUED A PRELIMINARY TEST WINDOW FOR THE AP EXAMS. MAY 13 IS WITHIN THE AP TEST WINDOW. SINCE THE COLLEGE BOARD ISSUES IT NATIONALLY, ALL SCHOOLS GIVE THE SAME APS ON THE SAME DAY, I WONDER IF IT’S POSSIBLE TO WRITE TO THE COLLEGE BOARD TO INFORM THEM. IT IS CERTAINLY AN ISSUE OF MAY 13 IS A PROBLEM IN MANY COMMUNITIES WHERE THERE ARE LARGE MUSLIM STUDENTS. I AM THINKING PARTICULARLY ABOUT IN MICHIGAN. I KNOW THAT IT’S A BIG BUREAUCRACY UP THERE. I THINK I WOULD LIKE TO PROPOSE — I’M GOING TO MAKE A MOTION THE SUPERINTENDENT AND THE BOARD PRESIDENT DRAFT A LETTER TO THE COLLEGE BOARD INFORMING THEM OF THIS MAJOR TEST WINDOW THAT ENCOMPASSES A HOLIDAY — [APPLAUSE] >>MS. SILVESTRE, DID YOU HAVE A QUESTION?>>Ms. Silvestre: A QUESTION ALSO AROUND THE CALENDAR. HOW LONG CAN FOLKS SENDING COMMENTS OR THEIR OPINIONS ON THE CALENDAR?>>NOW THE PLAN IS THE CALENDAR WILL COME BACK NOVEMBER 12 FOR DISCUSSION. OUT OF ALL OF THE COMMENTS AND DISCUSSION WILL COME OUT A RECOMMENDED CALENDAR OR SET OF RECOMMENDED CALENDARS. CERTAINLY, THEN THE BOARD WILL VOTE ON THE CALENDAR DECEMBER 3. CERTAINLY THROUGH NOVEMBER 12 COMMENTS CAN BE SUBMITTED AND THE COMMENT PERIOD WILL STOP THE WEEK AFTER THE NOVEMBER 12 BOARD MEETING.>>DOCTOR SMITH, I BELIEVE WE HAVE NOVEMBER 8 AS THE DATE.>>WE WILL CHANGE THAT RIGHT NOW.>>THE BOARD WILL GET AN UPDATE ON THE CALENDAR AND FEEDBACK WE HAVE RECEIVED SO FAR NOVEMBER 12. THAT WE SAID AT THE LAST MEETING THESE WERE THREE OPTIONS BEING PUT FORTH BUT TWEAKS COULD STILL BE MADE TO THE CALENDAR AND THAT WHAT HAPPENED AT THE NOVEMBER 12 MEETING.>>Mr. Smith: YES. THE ADJUSTMENT IS MADE BECAUSE THE BOARD IS ALSO CONSIDERING HOW TO MANAGE INAUGURATION DAY AS PART OF A POLICY CONSIDERATION. THAT IS THE CHANGE.>>I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE FOR COMING AND SPEAKING TODAY. I DID WANT TO ADDRESS THE SCHOOLS AT A GLANCE. I KNOW WE HAVE TRIED TO CHANGE OR PUT TOGETHER THE DASHBOARD TO BE MORE INTERACTIVE, BUT WE DID HEAR A LOT OF THOSE CONCERNS AT THE MEETING THAT WE HAD WITH MCCPTA. IT IS SOMETHING I GO TOO FREQUENTLY, SCHOOLS AT A GLANCE, WHEN LOOKING FOR APPEALS AND THINGS. IF IT IS SOMETHING WE CAN WORK WITH THEM, I DON’T KNOW WHY WE COULDN’T NECESSARILY HAVE BOTH SCHOOLS AT A GLANCE AS WELL AS THE DASHBOARD. IF THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE COULD CONSIDER PUTTING BACK, I WOULD APPRECIATE IT.>>Mr. Smith: I WILL WORK WITH STAFF TO LOOK AT THIS TRANSITION. I HAVE THE WHOLE LONG LIST RIGHT HERE. WE HAVE PUT IN A GREAT MANY DASHBOARDS WHICH A LOT OF PEOPLE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY HAVE SAID THEY NEED AND USE. I DON’T DISAGREE WITH PUBLIC COMMENT THAT THEY ARE USED FOR TWO DIFFERENT PURPOSES. CONTEXT IS VERY IMPORTANT. THE USE OF DATA IN CONTEXT IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT. SOMETIMES WHEN WE COMPARE 2010 TO 2020 WE DON’T NECESSARILY RECOGNIZE OUR ENROLLMENT HAS GROWN BY ALMOST 20,000 STUDENTS DURING THAT TIME. AND FOR EXAMPLE THE 2750 STUDENTS THIS YEAR DIDN’T GO IN EQUAL SETS ACROSS 208 SCHOOLS. WHAT WE WANT TO DO WITH THIS DATA IS CONTINUE TO BUILD OUT THE DASHBOARDS. WE WILL TAKE A LOOK. SCHOOLS AT A GLANCE CAME OUT LAST NOVEMBER. IT COULD COME OUT THIS NOVEMBER. IS NOT A PARTICULARLY DIFFICULT THING TO DO. WE DO WANT TO MOVE AT SOME POINT FROM A PDF WORLD TO DATE A WORLD SO WE CAN LOOK AT DATA QUICKLY AND EASILY AND WE WANT TO DO IT RECOGNIZING THE CONTEXT OF MISINFORMATION, DISINFORMATION, MISALIGNMENT, AND ALL OF THOSE THINGS. WE ALL KNOW FROM THE MEDIA THE FIRST STORY THAT COMES OUT IS THE ONES THAT EVERYONE KNOWS. WE DON’T WANT THAT TO BE THE WAY INFORMATION ABOUT OUR STUDENTS LEARNING LEVELS OR SCHOOL POPULATIONS OR DEMOGRAPHICS IS DONE IN THE WORLD. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE IT IS SET UP IN A WAY THAT IS VERY, VERY STRAIGHTFORWARD AND ACCURATE AND THERE IS NO OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE TO MISUNDERSTAND OR MISUSE THE DATA THAT WE DO PUT OUT.>>MS. WOLF.>>Ms. Wolff: I HAVE A PROCESS QUESTION. IF WE APPROVE THE CALENDAR IN DECEMBER, IS THERE ANYTHING THAT STOPS US FROM REVISITING THAT UP UNTIL THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR LET’S SAY?>>Mr. Smith: THERE IS NO REGULATION OR LAW. HOWEVER, WITH A MILLION RESIDENTS, I WOULD SAY YOU ONLY HAVE A SHORT WINDOW OF TIME BEFORE PEOPLE WILL COME BACK AND SAY WITH SOME DEGREE OF EMOTION, I MADE ALL OF MY PLANS AND WHAT YOU AGREE TO DECEMBER 3 AND NOW YOU’RE CHANGING THAT. WE HAVE TO KEEP SOME WINDOW OF THAT OPEN BECAUSE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER AND OTHER REASONS THE SCHOOL GETS CLOSED ON A REGULAR BASIS. CERTAINLY IF YOU MAKE A DECISION DECEMBER 3 YOU DON’T WANT TO GO TOO FAR INTO THE FUTURE WITHOUT SOLIDIFYING AND SAYING WE GUARANTEE THIS CALENDAR GIVEN WHATEVER HAPPENS WITH INCLEMENT WEATHER OR THE INCLEMENT WEATHER PLAN THAT IS PUT OUT.>>MS. O’NEAL PUT OUT A MOTION. COULD YOU REPEAT.>>Ms. O’Neill: I JUST WANT TO COMMENT. ONE-TIME WE DID HAVE TO CHANGE OUR CALENDAR. WE HAVE CHANGED BECAUSE OF INCLEMENT WEATHER. WE HAVE ALSO CHANGED BECAUSE WE DECIDED TO CLOSE ON INAUGURATION DAY. WE ALSO HAD TO CHANGE OUR CALENDAR BECAUSE THERE WAS A SHIFT IN THE PRIMARY ELECTION. I CAN’T REMEMBER WHETHER IT MOVED FROM JUNE TO APRIL. AFTER WE PUBLISHED OUR CALENDAR AFTER WE ADOPTED IT, WE HAD TO MAKE TWEAKS TO THE CALENDAR. NOVEMBER 12 THE POLICY, CALENDAR POLICY THAT IS OUT FOR COMMENT, WILL BE COMING. CERTAINLY PEOPLE — WE GET EMAILS IN THE BOE MAILBOX UNTIL HIS HOME WE TAKE ACTION ON THINGS. IN TERMS OF IT BEING CALCULATED INTO THE CALENDAR. AS FOR THE MOTION THAT WE DRAFT A LETTER FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT AND BOARD PRESIDENT TO THE COLLEGE BOARD INFORMING THEM THEIR TEST WINDOW THAT HAS BEEN PUBLISHED FOR AP EXAMS IN MAY 2021 INCLUDES MAY 13, AND ASK THEM TO DESIGNATE THAT AS NOT AN AP TEST DAY.>>DOCTOR SMITH.>>Mr. Smith: WE CAN CERTAINLY DO THAT THIS WEEK, SEND A LETTER. WE WILL WORK WITH MS. EVANS TO CRAFT THAT LETTER AND WE WILL SUPPLY THE BOARD WITH AN EXPLANATION OF WHAT AP DOES, NOT ONLY NATIONALLY, BUT INTERNATIONALLY, IF THEY WERE UNWILLING TO ADJUST THEIR DATE AND HOW THAT WOULD HAVE TO BE HANDLED.>>Ms. O’Neill: I THINK SHOULD BE PUT OUT SO THE COMMUNITY CAN SEE IT AND THEY CAN CONTACT THE COLLEGE BOARD IN THIS EFFORT. IT DOESN’T JUST IMPACT MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS.>>Dr. Smith: WE WILL PUBLISH THAT INFORMATION WITH THE CALENDARS ONLINE.>>MOVED AND SECONDED. ALL IN FAVOR?THAT IS UNANIMOUS. OKAY. AT THIS TIME WE HAVE ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING TODAY TO GIVE PUBLIC COMMENT. WE APPRECIATE IT. [APPLAUSE] AT THIS TIME I LIKE TO CALL TO THE TABLE THE NEXT GROUP. AFTERNOON. WE WILL GO IN THE ORDER IN WHICH I CALLED YOUR NAME. YOU CAN BEGIN.>>GOOD AFTERNOON. I AM HERE IN THE CAPACITY OF CHAIR FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY MUSLIM COUNCIL AND ALSO A PARENT OF THE YOUNG SCHOOLCHILDREN OF THE COUNTY OF MONTGOMERY AND A RESIDENT OF THIS GREAT COUNTY SINCE 2012. I WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT FIRST TO THANK THE BOARD AND DOCTOR SMITH AND THANK MS. O’NEILL FOR YOUR GREAT SUGGESTION. IT HAS COME TO OUR ATTENTION ONE OF THE ISSUES IS THE AP DATE. THAT BEING SAID, IN OUR PERUSAL OF THE WEBSITE FOR COLLEGE BOARD, WE ONLY SAW THE YEAR OF 2020 THAT HAD THE DATE OF THE WINDOWS BEING MADE MAY 11 AND MAY 4-8 AND MAY 11-15. WE ARE REACHING OUT TO THE COLLEGE BOARD AND WE CERTAINLY WOULD LIKE TO RELY ON YOU TO SUPPORT US IN THIS GREAT EFFORT. OBVIOUSLY, IT HAS BEEN SAID A NUMBER OF TIMES MORE ELOQUENTLY THAN I’M PROBABLY GOING TO DO RIGHT NOW, BUT I DO WANT TO POINT EVERYBODY’S ATTENTION TO SOME OF THE POINTS I WOULD LIKE TO REITERATE. IN MY CAPACITY AS CHAIR OF THE OUTREACH FOR THE COUNCIL, I AM CALLED UPON TO WORK WITH A LOT OF OUR RESIDENTS, MUSLIM AMERICAN RESIDENTS, TAXPAYING RESIDENTS, TO ENGAGE THEM IN THE POLITICAL PROCESS AND MORE SPECIFICALLY ENGAGEMENT AS A RESULT OF A LOT OF GREAT WORK IN THIS COMMUNITY. A LOT OF WONDERFUL THINGS HAVE HAPPENED FROM INTERFAITH WORK TO DIFFERENT CLINICS THAT ARE OPEN TO PEOPLE OF ALL FAITHS, ALL CREEDS, AT DIFFERENT ISLAMIC CENTERS. ISLAMIC CENTERS THAT MARK THEMSELVES DURING THE EIGHT HOLIDAYS AT THE VERY LEAST SIX OR SEVEN THOUSAND ATTENDEES PER PRAYER. THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO WOULD BE ASKING TO PULL THEIR CHILDREN OUT OF SCHOOL. SOME OF THESE CHILDREN WILL HAVE TO MISS SCHOOL. AS A PARENT OF A YOUNG CHILD WHO IS THREE AND A HALF AND SIX AND A HALF, WHAT AM I GOING TO TELL THEM NEXT YEAR WHEN THEY GO TO PUBLIC SCHOOL AND THEY SEE THEY DO HAVE OBSERVANCES FOR OTHER RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS, BUT OURS ARE NOT REALLY RESPECTED? HOW DOES THAT PLAY INTO DAYS CLINICAL CLIMATE AND THE RHETORIC BEING PUSHED ACROSS THIS NATION UNFORTUNATELY? RIGHT? WE ARE TELLING EVERYBODY WE NEED TO HAVE MORE INCLUSIVENESS.WE NEED TO WORK TOGETHER MORE. HOW ARE WE IMPLEMENTING THAT LOCALLY? HOW ARE WE DOING SO FOR OUR CHILDREN? I WILL ENCOURAGE YOU TO PLEASE LOOK AT THESE POINTS. I HAVE STEERED AWAY A LITTLE BIT FROM MY TESTIMONY THAT I HAVE SUBMITTED TO YOU ALL EARLIER. THE REASON BEING IS ALL MY POINTS HAVE BEEN HIT. YOUR COMMENTS WERE VERY WELCOME. I DO THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR TIME AND LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH ALL OF YOU ON MAKING SURE OUR NEEDS ARE MET. THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>THANK YOU. OUR NEXT SPEAKER.>>IM AN ATTORNEY. THANK YOU DOCTOR SMITH AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD FOR GIVING US THE OPPORTUNITY TO RECOGNIZE THIS MATTER IS A MATTER OF SERIOUS CONCERN. I MOVED FROM VIRGINIA ABOUT 13 YEARS AGO. I BELIEVE MONTGOMERY COUNTY WAS MORE INCLUSIVE. I FEEL EVERY FEW YEARS THAT THIS COMMUNITY COMES BEGGING REQUESTING TO RECOGNIZE AND ALLOW CHILDREN WHAT 1.8 BILLION PEOPLE CELEBRATE EACH YEAR. I WAS VERY FEW YEARS AGO BEGGING FOR THE SAME ORDEAL. I AM A FATHER OF THREE CHILDREN, 11, SEVEN AND TWO. WE ARE NOT GOING ANYWHERE. WE WILL BE HERE WHETHER ANYBODY LIKES IT OR NOT.WE WOULD LIKE TO CELEBRATE EID EVERY YEAR AND IT COMES TWICE A YEAR. MY CHILDREN ARE NO MORE INFERIOR THAN ANYONE ELSE. YOU HAVE TO MAKE US FEEL AS PART OF THE COMMUNITY. BY DOING WHAT WE GO THROUGH EVERY FEW YEARS, I FEEL THIS COMMUNITY FEELS THEY ARE JUST FRANCHISED. I WELCOME YOU TO ATTEND OUR PLACES OF WORSHIP. I’M GENERAL COUNSEL OF ONE OF THEM. DURING EID TIME WE HAVE 3-4 PRAYERS BECAUSE WE CANNOT ACCOMMODATE A NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO LIKE TO COME ATTEND. MY CHILDREN DRESS UP AND WE GO THROUGH PRAYER AND DURING THE WHOLE DAY WE HAVE FESTIVITIES. WE ARE NOT GATHERED HERE FOR PURPOSES OF TIT-FOR-TAT BECAUSE RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS ARE THERE AND WE NEED ONE AS WELL. IN THIS COMMUNITY WE RECOGNIZE THE HOLIDAYS OF OTHER FAITHS. I JUST CELEBRATED ON SATURDAY A HINDU FESTIVAL. DURING CHRISTMAS TIME WE WILL HAVE A CHRISTMAS TREE. WHAT ARE YOU TEACHING THEM, MY CHILDREN, ABOUT BEING INCLUSIVE AS TO WHAT I’M TRYING TO DO? WHILE MY CHILDREN RECOGNIZE ALL OF THE HOLIDAYS, YOU WERE TELLING THEM YOUR FAITH HAS NO VALUE. YOU ARE IRRELEVANT. YOU ARE A DISPOSABLE MEMBER OF SOCIETY. DOES THIS PANEL BELIEVE BEGGING EACH YEAR TRYING TO COMMENCE YEAR AFTER YEAR SOMEHOW MAY 13 TURNS OUT TO BE THE DATE WE ARE CELEBRATING EID. HOW COME NO ONE LOOKED AT THE CALENDAR. WHY DO WE HAVE TO COME YEAR AFTER YEAR? WHY DO WE HAVE TO FEEL UNRECOGNIZED? THEY DO NOT NEED TO MISS AN INSTRUCTIONAL DAY. OUT OF 365 DAYS, ALL WE ARE REQUESTING IS POTENTIALLY TWO DAYS OF EID. NOT TOO MUCH TO ASK FOR AS BEING PART OF THIS COMMUNITY. WE ALL WANT TO BE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF HISTORY. RIGHT NOW AS I SEE IT YEAR AFTER YEAR WE SIMPLY HAVE TO KEEP COMING BACK REQUESTING THE SAME THING WHEN YOU CAN LOOK AT A LUNAR CALENDAR. THANK YOU ALL FOR GIVING ME THE TIME.>>THANK YOU. THE NEXT SPEAKER.>>GOOD DAY TO ALL OF YOU. I HAVE BEEN A RESIDENT OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY SINCE 1973. I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED AND RESPECTED MONTGOMERY COUNTY AND I HAVE BEEN A PROUD PROMOTER OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS SYSTEM AS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE UNITED STATES. NOT ONLY MARYLAND. LAST TIME I TESTIFIED HERE WHEN MR. — WAS PRINCIPAL OF SPRINGFIELD HIGH SCHOOL.HE ENCOURAGED ME TO TALK ABOUT IT WHEN I TOOK MY KIDS OUT. HE SAID YOU CAN TALK TO THE BOARD. THIS WAS OVER 10-15 YEARS AGO. WE ARE STILL ON THE SAME LEVEL. ACTUALLY, IT WAS BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION WE ARE DECIDING ON THE ACADEMIC CALENDAR AGAIN. YOU USED TO USE PROFESSIONAL — IN ORDER TO BE FAIR TO ALL OF OUR COUSINS, AS WE WOULD HAVE SIMILAR HOLIDAYS, ROSH HASHANAH AND YOM KIPPUR, THEY ARE ACTUALLY ALMOST IDENTICAL. I’VE GOT NEWS FOR YOU. AFTER THIS, BOARD MEMBERS WILL HAVE TO BE DEALING WITH KOSHER FOOD IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. MOST OF YOU KNOW HOWARD COUNTY AND BALTIMORE ALREADY HAVE THIS DAY. WHY CAN’T YOU HAVE IT? CONSIDER THIS REQUEST. I WILL CLOSE BY MENTIONING THAT, YOU KNOW, WE THANK YOU AND APPRECIATE YOUR CONSIDERATION AND WE RESPECT YOUR WORK AND YOU ARE DOING A WONDERFUL JOB AND LIKE MY COLLEAGUES, MAY 13 THE BEST I DON’T WANT TO GO INTO THAT BECAUSE THEY HAVE ALREADY MENTIONED IT. FINALLY, I JUST WANT TO AGAIN REQUEST YOU CONSIDER THIS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] >>AT THIS TIME WE WANT TO THANK YOU AGAIN FOR COMING TO GIVE COMMENTS. WE APPRECIATE YOU BEING INVOLVED AND ACTIVE IN DISCUSSION. YOU CAN TAKE YOUR SEATS. AT THIS TIME I WILL CALL TO THE TABLE THE NEXT GROUP. . THANK YOU. ONCE AGAIN, WE WILL GO IN THE ORDER IN WHICH I CALLED YOU STARTING WITH MOHAMED.>>GOOD AFTERNOON AND THANK YOU VERY MUCH EVERYONE. I AM HERE AS A PARENT, MUSLIM, AND AMERICAN CITIZEN, TO TALK ABOUT ALL OF OUR DIVERSITY. THE KEY CONCERN THAT I HAVE IS BASICALLY A RECOGNITION FOR THE EID HOLIDAYS. WE ALL HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS THE PAST COUPLE OF MINUTES. I’LL JUST GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE OF WHY IT CONCERNS ME NOW MORE THAN EVER. I TALKED TO MY SON WHO IS NOW IN BURNING TREE. WE TALKED ABOUT WHAT’S HAPPENING IN SCHOOL AND WHO’S DOING WHAT. THE HOLIDAYS, AND THEY SAY THEY DID THIS AND THAT. I SAID FINE, WONDERFUL, SO YOU CAN LEARN FROM EACH OTHER. EVERYTHING IS GOOD. HE SAID YEAH, FUN. I ASKED HIM, DO TALK ABOUT EID? HE SAID, WE DON’T HAVE A HOLIDAY. I SAID, WE HAVE A HOLIDAY. IF YOU DON’T TALK ABOUT IT YOUR FRIENDS WON’T LEARN ABOUT IT. HE GETS FEARFUL. I DON’T THINK MY SON IS AN EXCEPTION. IT SEEMS THAT’S A DIFFERENT LIFE. AT THE END OF THE DAY, WE ARE ALL AMERICANS AND WE SHOULD BE EQUAL IN THAT RESPECT. THAT IS MY CONCERN. WE SHOULD TALK ABOUT THIS. WE SHOULD PUT A FORMAL RECOGNITION OF THAT IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. IT’S MORE IMPORTANT NOW AND ALSO FROM ALL THE COMMENTS I’M HEARING FROM YOU WHO ARE HERE AND ALSO THE OTHER MEMBERS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS COMING HERE IS THEY ARE SUGGESTING WE ARE ALL INCLUSIVE. JUST THINK ABOUT 15-20 YEARS FROM NOW WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF WE CONTINUE NOT TO DO THIS THING? IF WE CONTINUE NOT TO RECOGNIZE THIS THING.20 YEARS DOWN THE ROAD THEY WILL BE FATHERS AND THEY WILL HAVE TO DO THE SAME BATTLE. WE WILL NEVER BE THE SAME. MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY ARE INVOLVED IN DIFFERENT COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES WITHIN THE COUNTY EVERYWHERE. I FEEL WE SHOULD REALLY CONSIDER THIS AS SOMETHING VERY IMPORTANT FOR US AND IN THE FUTURE. THANK YOU.>>Ms. Evans: THANK YOU. YOU CAN GO NEXT. IF YOU WANT ME TO BUTCHER IT, I CAN.>>MY NAME IS ZACH. I AM A FATHER OF WONDERFUL 11-YEAR-OLD BOY AND FOUR-YEAR-OLD GIRL ATTENDING WESTLANDS MIDDLE SCHOOL SOON-TO-BE SOMERSET. A LOT OF THINGS WE HAVE SAID WE ARE KIND OF GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION AND IT FEELS GREAT. ONE THING WE WANT TO CONSIDER IS GROWING UP, BEING AN IMMIGRANT TO THIS COUNTRY, DIFFICULTIES I FACED PERSONALLY GROWING UP MYSELF. YOU KNOW, I REMEMBER WHEN 9/11 HAPPENED. I REMEMBER THE FEELING I HAD AFTERWARDS THAT I MYSELF, A GROWN MAN AT THAT TIME, BEGAN HIDING MY OWN IDENTITY. NOW I LOOK BACK ON THAT. UP UNTIL PROBABLY A COUPLE YEARS AGO I HID. THAT IS SCARY. I LOOK AT THESE KIDS AND WHAT ARE THEY FACING? THAT IS ALL THEY HAVE KNOWN. THAT IS ALL THEY HAVE KNOWN IS HOW TO BE WHAT THE MEDIA PUTS DOWN ON THEM. HIDE WHO YOU ARE. WHAT DOES THAT DO MENTALLY TO THEM? I AM A SOCCER COACH. I COACH KIDS. I HAVE KIDS THAT ARE JEWISH AND CHRISTIAN. THEY ARE ALL UNDER MY WING. I TAKE CARE OF THEM. I HAVE CONVERSATIONS WITH THEM. THERE ARE SO MANY CHALLENGES. THEY TALK TO ME ABOUT STUFF THAT HAPPENS ON THE SCHOOL BUS LIKE BULLYING SITUATIONS. THAT HAVE A LOT TO DEAL WITH. IF YOU HAVE SOMETHING WHERE THERE IS NO EID ON THE CALENDAR, YOU ARE CONTINUING TO HIDE WHO YOU ARE. I REMEMBER HOW HARD IT WAS FOR ME TO BE PROUD AND NOW I WILL PRAY IN PUBLIC OF WHO I AM. I WASN’T LIKE THAT BEFORE. OUR KIDS ARE YOUR KIDS FRIENDS. OKAY? THEY ARE YOUR KIDS. YOUR KIDS ARE PROBABLY ON MY SOCCER TEAM. I TEACH YOUR KIDS. THIS TABLE IS A CIRCLE AND WE ARE ONE. ISLAM WOULD SAY WE ARE ONE OUMA. IF YOU HURT MS. EVANS, I HURT. THAT’S THE WAY WE WERE TALKED TO BELIEVE. THESE KIDS HAVE GROWN UP — IF MY KID HURTS OR YOUR CHILD HURTS OR YOURS HURTS, DOCTOR SMITH, THAT IS MY KID HURTING. THAT’S OUR APPROACH. 9/11 CHANGED A LOT OF THINGS FOR US. I WAS THINKING ABOUT THIS. IF ONE CHILD LET’S SAY THERE’S NO EID. IF WE SACRIFICE ONE DAY TO GET THAT DAY OFF, IF THAT ONE DAY MEX ONE DIFFERENCE IN ONE CHILD’S DAY ON ONE INSTANCE THAT WE ARE NOT THERE LET’S SAY THERE’S AN ARGUMENT — IF THAT CHILD REACTS TO BASH IF THAT MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN A POSITIVE WAY, THAT SACRIFICE IS MORE THAN ENOUGH. IT PAYS FOR ITSELF OVER AND OVER AGAIN. SORRY I WENT OVER.>>Ms. Evans: THANK YOU. WE HAVE ONE MORE SPEAKER. WE WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU.>>RELIGIOUS DIRECTOR OF ISLAMIC COMMUNITY CENTER POTOMAC. WE HAVE PROBABLY A COMMUNITY OF SEVERAL THOUSAND. ALSO THE MUSLIM CHAPEL AND UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND. STARTED AS A STUDENT AND STAYED ON AS PASTORAL CAREGIVER FOR THE MUSLIM STUDENTS IN THE AREA INCLUDING MONTGOMERY COUNTY FOR 18 YEARS. ALSO, DIRECTOR OF A CENTER AT MARYLAND UNIVERSITY WE PROVIDE MENTORSHIP AND COUNSELING TO STUDENTS OF ALL FAITHS AND FOCUS ON THE MUSLIM STUDENTS. I HAVE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY AND A BLESSING IN 20 YEARS TO CARE FOR LOTS OF YOUNGSTERS. MUSLIM STUDENTS IN PARTICULAR. DEALING WITH FAMILIES AND PARENTS. I CAN’T EVEN BEGIN TO CAPTURE THE EXPERIENCE OF GROWING UP IN THIS CONTEXT. I APPRECIATE DOCTOR SMITH IN YOUR EMPHASIS ON CONTEXT. IS NOT JUST AN AGE HOLIDAY ISSUE. IT’S CONTEXT. THE NUMBERS OF TRAUMAS I HAVE DEALT WITH, PARTICULARLY FAITH IDENTITY, STUDENTS FEELING MARGINALIZED AND DISCRIMINATED AGAINST, AND SOME HURT PHYSICALLY. I AM A FATHER OF 2A BURNING TREE ELEMENTARY IN BETHESDA. HAVING TO GO THROUGH THAT LINE AT THE AIRPORT EVERY SINGLE TIME. MY WIFE WEARS THE HIJAB. SHE’S BEEN TAKEN OUT FOR SPECIAL QUESTIONING COMING BACK FROM CANADA TO THE UNITED STATES. IT HAS A TOLL. HAVING SEEN THE TOLL PSYCHOLOGICAL AND EMOTIONAL TOLL FOR ME IS SOMETHING THAT SPEAKS TO THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THIS ISSUE. I’M REALLY GRATEFUL TO YOU BECAUSE THIS IS A SPECIAL PLACE.I LOVE YOUR EMPHASIS ON CIRCLE. IT IS CONCRETE, TANGIBLE ACTION, ESPECIALLY IN OUR TIME AND AGE. THIS ISSUE IS NOT JUST ABOUT ANOTHER EVENT AND A GROUP OF PEOPLE DEMANDING SPECIAL TREATMENT. WE ARE NOT DEMANDING SPECIAL TREATMENT. RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS ARE ALREADY BEING RECOGNIZED. I’VE HAD A CONVERSATION WITH OUR CHILDREN IN MY COMMUNITY AND MANY OTHER COMMUNITIES. THEY ARE WOUNDED. WE ARE HOPING TO DELIVER TO THEM GOOD NEWS ALL THE TIME. I’M ASKING FOR US TO CONSIDER THAT AND NOT TO TAKE A STEP BACK. OTHER COUNTIES ALREADY ACKNOWLEDGE IT. MONTGOMERY COUNTY, LET’S RECOGNIZE THAT. WE ARE SO GRATEFUL TO YOU. YOU ARE LEADERS. YOU WALK THE WALK. WE APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THE TIME TO LISTEN TO US. THAT IS DEEP AND MEANINGFUL. MY OWN DAUGHTER SENT A LETTER. I WISH I HAD TIME TO READ IT. SHE SAID, I’M WOUNDED. SHE STEPPED OUT TO SAY POPPA, LET ME PROVIDE THAT LETTER. I SAID TO GO AHEAD AND WRITE IT AND I DIDN’T INTERVENE. I’M CONVEYING HER SENTIMENT AS A CHILD. THANK YOU SO MUCH. I’M SO GRATEFUL TO YOU. BLESS YOUR SOULS.>>Ms. Evans: THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] THANK YOU AGAIN FOR EVERYBODY COMING TO SPEAK TODAY. JUST A SIDE FROM THE CALENDAR, THE BOARD HAS A HUGE PRIORITY WANTING TO MAKE CERTAIN WE DIVERSIFY OUR WORKFORCE SO AS OUR STUDENTS ARE SITTING IN THE CLASSROOMS THEY DON’T HAVE TO HIDE. THEY CAN SEE PEOPLE WHO LOOK LIKE THEM, WHO HAVE SHARED EXPERIENCES, ARE RIGHT THERE FRONT AND CENTER. JUST APPRECIATE ALL OF YOU AND I WANTED TO ADD THAT. AT THIS TIME THIS CONCLUDES PUBLIC COMMENTS AND WE ARE MOVING ON TO THE FIFTH ITEM ON OUR AGENDA WHICH IS BOARD SUPERINTENDENT COMMENTS. I’LL START BOARD COMMENTS WITH MS. WOLFF.>>Ms. Wolff: THANK YOU. BEFORE I START WITH MY COMMENTS, I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY THAT CAME OUT TO SPEAK TODAY. PARTICULARLY, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK MS. ILIAS. IT TAKES A LOT OF COURAGE FOR STUDENTS TO SHOW UP AND YOU DID A GREAT JOB. [APPLAUSE] I’M ALSO A LITTLE CONCERNED BECAUSE I’M HEARING THROUGH THE TESTIMONIES THAT THERE’S FEAR IN BEING IN OUR BUILDINGS. THAT SHOULDN’T BE. IF YOU’RE FEARFUL OR YOU ARE BEING SUBJECTED TO BULLYING, YOU REALLY NEED TO SPEAK UP AND REACH OUT TO YOUR PRINCIPAL BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT THEY ARE THEREFORE, TO HELP RESOLVE ANY ISSUES. NOW I’M REALLY EXCITED TO TELL YOU ABOUT WHAT I DID FOR THE LAST TWO WEEKS. I WENT WITH SENECA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL’S HEALTH PROFESSIONALS CLASS TO VIEW OPEN HEART SURGERY. IT WAS AMAZING. I MEAN, I WAS REALLY FEARFUL I WOULD PASS OUT AND EMBARRASS MYSELF IN FRONT OF THE KIDS, BUT I DIDN’T. IT’S AMAZING THE EXPERIENCES THAT ARE AVAILABLE TO OUR KIDS. IF YOU HAVEN’T DONE IT, YOU REALLY SHOULD GO. WHEN I FIRST SAW THE HOSPITAL ON THE TRAVELOGUE FOR SCHOOLS, I THOUGHT WHAT ARE WE DOING AT A HOSPITAL? ALL OF THESE GREAT HOSPITALS WE HAVE ON THIS SIDE OF THE WORLD. IT TURNS OUT ANOVA HAS A DOME THAT ALLOWS OUR STUDENTS TO ACTUALLY VIEW THE SURGERY FROM START TO FINISH. AND THEY HAVE SURGICAL NURSE, AND AND GIVE THEM MAYBE A 40 MINUTE TALK ABOUT WHAT THE SURGERY WAS GOING TO INVOLVE. THAT WAS VERY FASCINATING. SHE ACTUALLY BROUGHT IN HER PLASTIC HEART LIKE SHE WAS TEACHING A CLASS AND TOOK IT APART AND SHOWED EXACTLY WHAT THEY WERE GOING TO EXPERIENCE. TO TOP IT OFF, THE SURGEON CAME IN TO DESCRIBE WHAT WAS GOING TO HAPPEN. IT IS TRULY AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE. I AM IN AWE BY WHAT’S AVAILABLE INS COUNTY FOR OUR STUDENTS. THANK YOU.>>Ms. Evans: THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] >>Ms. Evans: MR. TINBITE.>>I WANT TO BRING SOMETHING UP FOR STUDENTS SO THEY CAN GET ENGAGED. FIRST OUR TWO YOUTH TOWN HALLS BY MONTGOMERY COUNTY COUNCIL, ONE OCTOBER 30 FROM 6:30 P.M. UNTIL 8:00 P.M. AT OXBURG HIGH SCHOOL. THE OTHER NOVEMBER 13 AT 6:30 P.M. AT WHEATON HIGH SCHOOL. THIS IS A TIME TO DEFINITELY GET ENGAGED WITH LOCAL GOVERNMENT, COUNCILMEMBERS, AND EXPRESS STUDENT ISSUES THAT ARE GOING TO BE BROUGHT UP THERE. ALSO, WANT TO REMIND FOLKS I WILL BE HAVING MY FIRST TOWN HALL, ONE OF FOUR THAT WILL BE HELD IN ALL CLUSTERS AT SENECA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL ON NOVEMBER 6 FROM 6:00 UNTIL 8:00 P.M. LASTLY, I WANT TO MENTION OCTOBER 15 I HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF GOING THROUGH THE BLACK AND BROWN FORUM WHICH WAS AN AMAZING EVENT AND I WANT TO THANK THE ORGANIZERS FOR THAT EVENT. THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>Ms. Evans: THANK YOU. MS. DIXON.>>Ms. Dixon: THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT. I WANT TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO THE THIRD-GRADERS IN MICHELLE’S CLASS AT TWIN BROOKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. ALSO TO THE PRINCIPAL MATT. I HAD A CHANCE TO VISIT WITH THEM LAST WEEK. THE LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET THE BOOK ABOUT HELPING TO FEED THE HOMELESS. WHAT WAS REALLY GREAT ABOUT THIS WAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK WITH STUDENTS. FIRST, I ASKED THEM ALL TO STAND UP. THEY WERE REALLY TALL THIRD-GRADERS. WE WENT AROUND AND I ASKED WHAT THEY WANTED TO BE WHEN THEY GROW UP. SO MANY WANT TO BE SCIENTISTS. A LIBRARIAN. A TEACHER. A SURGEON. A VETERINARIAN. IT WAS REALLY, REALLY GREAT TO HEAR WHAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO DO. I JUST THINK THE SCHOOL IS DOING A GREAT JOB WITH NURTURING STUDENTS.IT’S REALLY A HAPPY PLACE. I WANTED TO JUST COMPLEMENT OUR STAFF, ESPECIALLY FACILITIES, FOR SOME OF WHAT I CALL NEW CURB APPEAL THERE AS WELL. NEW PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT AND NEW FENCING AROUND AS WELL. ALSO, THE FIRST THAT I HAVE SEEN, AND ELECTRIC SIGN AT ONE OF THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. I REALLY DO THANK YOU FOR THAT. I THINK IT WAS REALLY NECESSARY AND ALSO JUST PUTTING SOME RED TILES IN THE FLOOR AND STUDENT WORK WAS UP. IT WAS VERY, VERY DIFFERENT. MATT WAS VERY PROUD OF THE FACT THEY HAD OVER 100 PARENTS COME OUT FOR STUDENT VISITATION DAY. YOU KNOW, PEOPLE ARE TALKING ABOUT TWINBROOK AGAIN AS A SCHOOL TO ATTEND. HELLO TO THOSE THIRD-GRADERS AGAIN AND I WANT TO THANK THE THIRD-GRADERS THAT CAME UP AND SPONTANEOUSLY GAVE ME A HUG. I LOVE GETTING HUGS FROM LITTLE KIDS. ALSO I WANTED TO SHARE I ATTENDED THE HOMECOMING AT DAMASCUS FRIDAY BEFORE LAST, 18TH. AND AT SCHOOL SPIRIT, SWARMING HORNETS. THEY DID SWARM ALL OVER THE WHEATON KNIGHTS. THEY WIN THAT GAME OVER 20-0 OR SOMEWHERE IN THERE. WHAT WAS NICE ABOUT THAT IS THERE CHEERLEADERS, PEOPLE WHO HAD BEEN CHEERLEADERS MANY YEARS AGO CAME BACK TO CHEER. THAT WAS FUN. THEY ALSO HAVE A POPCORN MACHINE WHICH I THINK IS TO DIE FOR. THAT WAS FUN. FINALLY MS. WOLFF AND I ATTENDED THE OCA GALA LAST NIGHT.IT WAS AN HONORS AND AWARDS PROGRAM. AN ORGANIZATION OF CHINESE-AMERICANS, THE D.C. CHAPTER. DOCTOR WALLACE LOWE,, PRESIDENT OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARYLAND, WAS GIVEN THE LEADERSHIP AWARD. I HAVE TO TELL YOU, YOU COULD HAVE HEARD A PIN DROP WHEN HE TALKED ABOUT HOW HE HAD GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL IN CHINA. HIS PARENTS WORKED VERY, VERY HARD AT THEIR STORE. THEY SAID TO HIM .THAT SHE WAS 15 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME — GAVE HIM $300 AND SAID YOU NEED TO GO LEAVE AND GO TO AMERICA. HE WENT TO IOWA AND TALKED ABOUT HOW HE WATCHED POTS AND PANS AND CUT GRASS AND HELP PAY HIS TUITION. ALL OF THE THINGS HE WENT ON TO DO INCLUDING BECOMING A LAWYER. JUST HOW SPECIAL OUR COUNTRY IS. YOU CAN DO ANYTHING YOU WANT HERE BY YOUR HARD WORK. HE WAS SO INSPIRING. YOU KNOW, REALLY, REALLY TOUCHED US ALL LAST NIGHT. OF COURSE I THINK THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND IS LUCKY TO HAVE HIM AS THEIR PRESIDENT. WE DID GIVE A SHOUT OUT — MS. WOLFF ACCUSED ME WE DID MAKE A PITCH FOR STUDENT TEACHERS AND TEACHERS. IN FACT, I WANT LANCE DEMPSEY TO KNOW THERE IS A DOCTOR AT NIH WHO WANTS TO COME TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY WHEN HE RETIRES IN TWO YEARS AND TEACH SCIENCE. I SAID TO HIM, GO ON AND YOUR PROFILE. SEND YOUR RESUME. WE WILL SEND IT UP. HE COULD WORK TOWARD CERTIFICATION. WE CERTAINLY WANT TO DIVERSIFY OUR WORKFORCE.WE HAD SEVERAL EMPLOYEES THERE LAST NIGHT AS WELL. I MET ANGELA BUIE WHO JUST JOINED THE COMMUNICATIONS DEPARTMENT AT MCPS. TALIA? YEAH. OKAY. TONYA. REALLY EXCITED TO BE WORKING HERE. A BUSY TIME BUT FUN. IT’S NICE TO BE ABLE TO GET OUT AND ABOUT AND DO SOME OF THESE THINGS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>Ms. Evans: THANK YOU. MS. SMONDROWSKI.>>Ms. Smondrowski: I’M EXCITED TO SPEAK ABOUT SOME OF THE THINGS WE HAVE DONE, TOO. WE HAD OUR MEETINGS WITH A COUPLE TEACHERS AT MCCPTA. GREAT TO HEAR HOW WE ARE THINKING AND HOW WE CAN BETTER PARTNER. I ATTENDED THE BLACK AND BROWN FORUM WHICH WAS OUTSTANDING. I CONGRATULATE EVERYONE WHO WORKED TO PUT THAT TOGETHER. MS. SILVESTRE AND I WENT AND TOURED THE METS PROGRAM AT GAITHERSBURG HIGH SCHOOL. I THINK IT WAS LAST WEEK. I JUST WANT TO SAY HOW IMPRESSED I AM WITH THE WORK THEY ARE DOING. THEY RECEIVED OVER 150 STUDENTS IN SCHOOL HAS STARTED. THE WORK THEY ARE DOING AND THE LEARNING YOU CAN SEE HAPPENING IN THE CLASSROOMS. SOME OF THESE KIDS WE OBSERVED HAD BEEN THERE LESS THAN A WEEK AND WE ARE ALREADY STARTING TO PICK UP ENGLISH. IF YOU ARE A DOCTOR OR DENTIST OR ANYTHING IN THE MEDICAL FIELD OR PROFESSION AND YOU BE WILLING TO TAKE ON AND IN TURN, THEY ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE WHO WILL HAVE THESE BECAUSE IT’S PART OF THE PROGRAM WHERE THEY HAVE TO GET AN INTERNSHIP AND DO THAT WORK THERE.SO, JUST THROWING THAT OUT FOR THE LISTENING AUDIENCE TO SAY TO FEEL FREE TO CALL THE BOARD OFFICE AND SOMEONE IS WILLING TO TAKE ON THE INTERN AND ON HOW TO PROCEED WITH THAT.>>MRS. O’NEILL.>>WE MIGHT WANT TO CONTACT THE MONTGOMERY MEDICAL SOCIETY.>>FABULOUS IDEA.>>THE MIGHT BE MORE EFFECTIVE. ALL OF US ATTENDED THE BLACK AND BROWN COALITION KICKOFF ON OCTOBER 15. I DO WANT TO OFFER MY CONGRATULATIONS. THIS IS WORLD SERIES TIME EVEN THOUGH THEY HAVEN’T DONE VERY WELL THE LAST THREE. YOU CAN’T WIN IF YOU DON’T SCORE ANY RUNS. HOPEFULLY THINGS WILL GET BETTER BUT, I KNOW MY COLLEAGUES AROUND THE TABLE KNOW THAT I GRADUATED FROM WALTER JOHNSON AND VERY PROUD OF THIS AND ALSO. TUNE WHEN WALTER JOHNSON’S NAME IS MENTIONED AND BECAUSE IT’S WORLD SERIES TIME, I HAVE D IT MENTIONED A COUPLE OF TIMES IN THE LAST WEE. FIRST OF ALL, TIM WHO IS THE ESPN BASEBALL ANALYST IS A GRADUATE OF WALTER JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL. HE HAS MENTIONED IT SEVERAL TIMES . HE WAS A SPEAKER AT GRADUATION A FEW YEARS AGO. THE LAST TIME THEY WENT TO A WORLD SERIES WAS 1933. THE LAST TIME THE WASHINGTON SENATORS ONE OF THE WORLD SERIES WAS 1924 AND WALTER JOHNSON PITCHED THE LAST FOUR INNINGS OF THE WINNING WORLD SERIES. AND ALEX, THE STAR HITTER FOR THE HOUSTON ASTROS WAS ON THE RADIO LAST WEEK AND HIS FATHER GREW UP IN BETHESDA AND ATTENDED WALTER JOHNSON. HIS GRANDFATHER WAS THE GENERAL COUNSEL FOR THE WASHINGTON SENATORS. IT HAS BEEN A REAL WALTER JOHNSON WEE. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT WOODWARD BECAUSE WALTER JOHNSON HAD BEEN IN THE NEW.>>THANK YOU. DOCTOR DOCCA?>>Judith Docca: I WANT TO THANK THE SPEAKERS. ALL OF THOSE THAT ARE GONE. THEY HAVE BEEN LONGTIME ADVOCATES WE WORK TOGETHER SINCE 25 YEARS AGO WITH THE MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP. SHE HAS PROVIDED WORKSHOPS FOR TEACHERS EVERY YEAR AT THE MOSQUE IN SILVER SPRING NEW HAMPSHIRE. ALSO IN HER OWN MOSQUE IN GAITHERSBURG. HE WAS VERY HAPPY ABOUT THE BROWNBACK COALITION FOR MANY YEARS I HOPE THAT THE TWO COMMUNITIES WERE TOGETHER BECAUSE THEY HAVE SO MANY THINGS THEY NEED TO HAVE THE KIDS SUCCEED AND I THINK WORKING TOGETHER IS REALLY HELPFUL BECAUSE WE ENSURE LOT. THAT’S THE AMERICAN INDIAN HERITAGE MONTH. IT IS WHERE WOMEN USUALLY ARE IN THE CIRCLE BUT VERY SEDATE. THEY MOVED TO THE ARTBEAT. THIS IS ONE DANCE WHERE THEY CAN DO OTHER THINGS. I DON’T KNOW IF YOU ARE ABLE TO SEE IT BUT 365 TOPS CURLED LIKE THIS ON THE JINGLE DRESS. THAT’S WHY IT’S CALLED A GENERAL DRESS. THEY ARE ABLE TO REALLY PUT ON A SHOW. MEN HAVE ALL THE DANCES THAT ARE THE SNEAK UP AND THE WOMEN DON’T HAVE A LOT. ANYWAY, AMERICAN INDIANS ARE IMPORTANT TO ME.>>THANK YOU.>>Karla Silvestre: JUS, BEST OF LUCK TO ALL THE SENIORS WHO HAVE A NOVEMBER 1 EARLY ACTION DEADLINE. THIS THURSDAY. THEY HANG IN THER.>>YOU ARE A SINNER AS WELL. MONTGOMERY COLLEGE IS OFFERING A FREE PASS BY EVENT AND ANYONE TO HELP COMPLETE IT. I WOULD LIKE TO ECHO MY APPRECIATION FOR THE MANY DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES THAT WE HEARD. ESPECIALLY THE STUDENTS. IT’S ALWAYS AN INDICATION OF WHAT THE PURPOSE IS AND I WAS VERY PLEASED TO HEAR HER. I ALSO WANT TO SAY I WAS EXTREMELY I USE THE ADVERB ON PURPOSE. EXTREMELY IMPRESSED AND PLEASED AND EXCITED BY THE BLACK AND BROWN FORM FOR EQUITY AND EXCELLENCE. IT IS A CONVERSATION OF OUR TIME AND THE ONE WE NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO. I RECENTLY SAW SOME DATA AND I WILL JUST SHARE WITH YOU THAT BETWEEN 2016 AND THIS SUMMER OVER THE PAST FOUR SUMMERS, OUR PARTICIPATION RATE FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS AND HISPANIC STUDENTS WENT UP CONSIDERABLY AND THE DISPARITY FOR THE STUDENTS AND THE PEERS DROPPED FROM 21 AND 23% TO 11% RESPECTFULLY. REMEMBER, UNTIL YOU GET IN AND PARTICIPATE YOU CAN’T MAKE PROGRESS IN CAN’T ACHIEVE. WE ARE LITERALLY WITHIN STRIKING DISTANCE FOR THOSE TWO GROUPS OF STUDENTS OF SINGLE-DIGIT DISPARITY. THE ONES WHO ARE IN POVERTY THOSE NUMBERS DROP NINE AND 6% RESPECTIVELY. I CAN’T OVERSTATE THAT WILL BE ABLE TO DO IT STEP-BY-STEP AND WE ARE MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION ACROSS MANY DIFFERENT METRICS. WITH BODIES OF EVIDENCE, THEY WILL BE WHAT SHOWS US THAT WE ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK. THIS FORM ASKS US VERY STRAIGHTFORWARD IN A CLEAR WAY TO BE COMMITTED TO THE EFFORT. I JUST THOUGHT IT WAS A REALLY INSPIRING AND THOUGHT-PROVOKING EXCITING EVENT. IN GAITHERSBURG HIGH SCHOOL FROM 10:00 2:00, WHERE MANY PEOPLE COME TOGETHER TO LEARN AND DISCUSS AND TALK ABOUT HOW WE CAN SUPPORT STUDENTS PHYSICAL SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING ACROSS ALL THE SCHOOLS AND ALL THE COMMUNITY. BREAKING BARRIERS TO ASSET YOUTH MENTAL HEALTH CARE. ANOTHER IMPORTANT EVENT THAT’S COMING UP IS THE NAACP PARENT CONFERENCE THAT WILL BE TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19. THIS EVENT, THE PLEASURE OF ATTENDING FOR THENEXT THREE YEARS BRINGS PARENTS , FAMILY MEMBER, MCPS TEACHERS, PRINCIPALS AND MANY COMMUNITY MEMBERS TOGETHER. THIS YEAR MR. KING, THE FORMER DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION IS THE KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND THAT WILL BE AN EXCITING EVENT . IT’S ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 19. THE SCHOOL CALENDAR WINDOW IS OPEN. I JUST SAID A FEW MINUTES AGO WILL BE OPEN UNTIL THE NOVEMBER 12 BOARD MEETING. WE WILL MAKE SURE IT’S OPEN THE REST OF THAT WEEK OF NOVEMBER 12. WE GET A BROAD COMMENT FROM ACROSS THE COMMUNITY ABOUT THAT AND I WILL JUST REMIND EVERYONE THAT WE HEAR MANY DIFFERENT INTEREST AROUND THE CALENDAR. MANY CONSTRAINTS ON THE CALENDAR. I DON’T SAY IT TO SUPPORT OR OPPOSE ANY POSITION. ULTIMATELY THE BOARD HAS TO CHOOSE AND HUNDRED AND 65,300 STUDENTS GO TO SCHOOL ACCORDING TO THE CALENDAR BUT IT IS A VERY IMPORTANT CONVERSATION ACROSS ALL OF THE COMMUNITY AND THEMANY DIFFERENT COMMUNITIES WITHIN IT . ALSO, A INNOVATIVE LEARNING INITIATIVE LAUNCHED ON FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11. THAT WAS A PARTICULARLY EXCITING EVENT WHERE WE CELEBRATED AND ACKNOWLEDGED THREE OF OUR MIDDLE SCHOOLS, THIS PARTICULAR EVENT WAS THAT ARGYLE. IT WAS ALSO TAKING PLACE AT NEIL’S BILL AND FOREST OAK MIDDLE SCHOOL. WE ARE WORKING WITH PAPER VERIZON AND OTHER PARTNERS LIKE DIGITAL PROMISE TO THINK ABOUT HOW TO CHANGE THE INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICE IN MIDDLE SCHOOLS IN THE FUTURE AND ENGAGE WITH STUDENTS AROUND THE USE OF THE DIGITAL WORLD AND THE FACE-TO-FACE WORLD IN RELATIONSHIP WORLD AND COLLABORATIVE COMMUNICATION WORLD AND ALL OF THOSE THINGS THAT THE DIGITAL TOOLS ARE USED JUST TOOLS. THE MORE EFFECTIVE THAT WE CAN USE THEM AND SET THEM ASIDE AND TALK TO ONE ANOTHER ALL THE THINGS IN EDUCATION AND SOCIETY. THIS YEAR THERE ARE 52 NEW SCHOOLS IN THE COHORT ACROSS THE COUNTY AND WE HAVE THREE OF THEM. IT IS VERY EXCITING AS A POSSIBILITY FOR THE COUNTY. WE DO HAVE A SHORT VIDEO WOULD LIKE TO SHOW OF THAT EVENT. [MUSIC] THE MCPS COMMUNITY GATHERED TO CELEBRATE FREE TECHNOLOGY. FREE ACCESS IN A NEW PARTNERSHIP WITH VERIZON AND DIGITAL PROMISE. THE INNOVATIVE LEARNING INITIATIVE IS AT 5.4 MILLION TO GET 3000 NEW IPADS AND ARGYLE MIDDLE SCHOOL. ONE OF THE GREAT ASPECTS OF THIS PROGRAM IS THAT STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO TAKE THE IPADS HOME IN THEIR COMMUNITIES TO ENHANCE LEARNING AND COLLABORATION WITH OTHER STUDENTS WITH THEIR FAMILIES. AS A KID FROM A POOR FAMILY WITH MY OWN PARENTS NOT GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL, GETTING ACCESS TO SCHOOLS TO ALL SORTS OF EXPERIENCES CHANGE MY LIFE. THIS IS THE WAY THAT WE GIVE ACCESS TODAY. I’M THRILLED BY WHAT’S HAPPENING IN THE SCHOOLS. I LOOK FORWARD TO EXPANDING IT ACROSS ALL MIDDLE SCHOOLS IN THE FUTURE.>>ITS EQUITY IN ACTION. JUST HAPPY THAT HER STUDENTS LEVEL PLAYING FIELD THAT IS LEVEL. THEY WILL HAVE ACCESS.>>THE IPAD WILL HELP ME DO MY HOMEWORK AND ANY TIME ANYWHERE AND WHENEVER I NEED IT.WE HAVE GOOGLE EXPEDITION SO I CAN GO ON VIRTUAL REALITY TRIPS IN MACHU PICCHU AND MANY OTHER PLACES I CAN’T REACH RIGHT NOW.>>IT’S A GREAT WAY TO LEARN BECAUSE THERE’S SO MANY THINGS OUT THERE TO EXPLORE.>>PARTY IN THE INITIATIVE IS TO PROVIDE TEACHERS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SO THEY CAN EFFECTIVELY INTEGRATE TECHNOLOGY WITH IPADS AND OTHER THINGS INTO THE CLASSROOM.>>EVERY STAFF MEMBER RECEIVES A IPADS SO WE STARTED BACK THEN AND WE TALKED ABOUT MIND SHIFT IN TERMS OF WHAT WILL HAPPEN DIFFERENTLY. WE KNOW TODAY IS WHEN IT BEGINS. A CHANGE WITHIN THE CLASSROOM.>>STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO DO SO MANY THINGS FOR ROBOTICS IN STEM ITEMS AND PROGRAM AND SO IN A NUTSHELL IT PROVIDES OPPORTUNITIES TO INCREASE LEARNING AND ENGAGEMENT AND MORE IMPORTANTLY INCREASE THE EXCITEMENT AROUND LEARNING.>>THAT’S GREAT. I HAPPEN TO BE THERE THAT DAY AS YOU COULD SEE. I HAVE A STUDENT THAT HAS AN IPAD AND I AM VERY EXCITED. THEY WERE TOLD TO CHARGE THE IPAD IN THE KITCHEN SO SHE IS VERY SERIOUS ABOUT GETTING CERTAIN IT’S IN THE IPAD EVERY NIGHT PLUGGED IN. THINK WHAT I LIKE MOST THEY HAVE FOUND A WAY TO INCORPORATE THE STUDENTS THAT ARE INTO TECHNOLOGY CALLED THE STUDENT TEXT. EVERY OTHER DAY STUDENTS WILL PARTICIPATE ONE. PER DAY AND THEY WILL GET A MESSAGE. IT WILL ALERT THEM THAT EVERYONE IN THE SCHOOL BUILDING WHETHER IT’S A STUDENT OR A TEACHER HAS ISSUE WITH THE IPAD AND THEY WILL GO THERETO HELP . THEY WERE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT TAKING PART IN HELPING THE ADULTS AS WELL AS THEIR PEERS IN THE BUILDING. IT WAS REALLY GOOD.I ATTENDED AN EVENT LAST WEEK THAT KIND OF TIES INTO THIS DIGITAL LITERACY. THE DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP AND THAT WAS ONE OF OUR EXTERNAL PARTNERS. PASSION FOR LEARNING. THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR IS CYNTHIA RUBENSTEIN. SHE WORKS WITH SEVERAL OF OUR SCHOOLS AROUND TECHNOLOGY. IN PARTICULAR WITH YOUNG WOMEN. IT WAS REALLY GREAT TO SEE THAT THEY WERE CELEBRATING THE 15TH ANNIVERSARY AND THE STUDENTS AND ALUMNI PUT ON THE WHOLE CELEBRATION. IT REALLY GOES TO SHOW YOU HOW POWERFUL RELATIONSHIPS ARE THEY WERE STUDENTS THAT WERE BACK FROM COLLEGE THAT WERE THERE AT THE EVENT TALKING ABOUT HOW CYNTHIA CAME TO FIX THEM UP EVERY DAY AND BRING THEM TO THIS AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAM AND BROUGHT THEM HOME AFTERWARDS. PICKING THEM UP EVERY DAY DURING THE SUMMER. JUST GAVE THEM ACCESS AND OPPORTUNITY THAT THEY OTHERWISE WOULD NOT HAVE HAD.SOME OF THE STUDENTS TALKED ABOUT THE REASON FOR CHOOSING THEIR CAREER OR GOING ON TO THINK ABOUT WHAT THEY CAN DO AFTER HIGH SCHOOL WAS BECAUSE OF THE RELATIONSHIP THEYHAD BUILT . ONLY WITH CYNTHIA BUT OTHER EDUCATORS IN THE SCHOOLS. WE HAD ONE OF OUR TRYING TO LOOK HER UP ON THE SYSTEM AND IT COULD NOT FIND HER. JOE USED TO WORK AT PINEY BRANCH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. SO THE STUDENTS COULD NOT SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THE SUPPORT THEY HAD GOTTEN. NOT ONLY FROM THE PEOPLE IN MCPS BUT ALSO MISS RUBENSTEIN. I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO HER FOR HER PARTNERSHIP WITH THE STUDENTS IN MIDDLE SCHOOLS AND THEN ON FRIDAY I WANTED TO MENTION THAT I WAS ABLE TO ATTEND A LONG WITH DOCTOR SMITH DOCTOR DOCCA IN McKNIGHT THE MARYLAND TEACHER OF THE YEAR EVENT. IT WAS THE 29TH ANNUAL CELEBRATION AND ARE VERY OWNED MADELINE HENNINGTON FROM HOLYWELL MIDDLE SCHOOL ENGLISH TEACHER WAS ONE OF THE SEVEN FINALISTS. THEY HAD 24 TEACHERS OF THE YEAR WAS 7000 SEVEN FINALISTS THAT THEY HAD THEM UP CLOS. WE ARE THINKING THAT MEANT SOMETHING BUT REGARDLESS, I JUST WANTED TO SAY WE ARE SO PROUD OF HER. SO APPROACHES A PART OF OUR FAMILY AND THE CHAMPION FOR THE STUDENTS SHE REALLY CARES AND CARRIES HER HEART IS IN IT . I JUST WANTED TO SAY SHE IS A WINNER IN OUR EYES. JUST WANTED TO MENTION THAT. ON SATURDAY I WAS ABLE TO GET OVER TO THE PEER EDUCATOR ORIENTATION. IT WAS HELD AT RICHARD MONTGOMERY HIGH SCHOOL. I WAS THERE ALONG WITH DIANE MORRIS AND DOCTOR NAVARRO WAS THERE EARLIER IN THE DAY. AS WELL AS KEVIN AND JUST WANTED TO GO AND GET SOME BRIEF REMARKS ON BEHALF OF MY COLLEAGUES JUST TO LET THEM KNOW THAT OUR SYSTEM IS GROWING BY LEAPS AND BOUNDS. WE HAD A VERY DIVERSE STUDENT POPULATIO. WE JUST RELY AND DEPEND ON THEIR INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT. WE WANTED TO LET THEM KNOW HOW MUCH OF A ROLE THEY PLAY IN THE SUCCESS OF THE STUDENTS. THE P.M. MORE NEW PRESIDENT WAS THERE AS WELL. GIVING REMARKS AND I JUST WANTED TO MENTION THAT. ALSO, TALKING ABOUT OTHER PARTNERS WE HAVE OPEN HOUSE AT HERBERT HOOVER MIDDLE SCHOOL ON OCTOBER 17. THAT WAS JUST A WAY FOR US, ONCE AGAI, MYSELF, MISS WOLF, DOCTOR DOCCA AND MS. O’NEILL. I DID NOT FORGET YOU. ALONG WITH DOCTOR McKNIGHT AND DOCTOR STADIUM AND MANY OTHERS WERE THERE. JUST TO WELCOME NEW EDUCATORS AND RETURNING EDUCATORS. ASIAN AMERICANS AND JUST TO THINK THEM.IT DOES MAKE A DIFFERENCE WHEN THE STUDENTS SEE THEMSELVES AND WE HAD I MIGHT SAY HER HAND WRONG HER NAME WRONG. SHE GAVE US SHE WAS A KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND TALKED ABOUT MAKING A DIFFERENCE TO HAVE SOMEONE WHO SHE COULD RELATE TO. AS AN EDUCATOR AND TALKING ABOUT ACCESS AND OPPORTUNITY. HOW THAT MADE A DIFFERENCE IN THE DIRECTION THAT SHE CHOSE TO TAKE WITH HER FUTURE. JUST WANTED TO SAY TO THE PEOPLE THAT WERE THERE THAT WE ARE REALLY COMMITTED TO DIVERSIFYING THE WORKFORCE. WE APPRECIATE OUR PARTNERS AND HAVING THEM JOIN THE WORK WITH US. WORKING WITH OHR TO DO THE WORK. THAT CONCLUDES MY COMMENTS. MS. DIXO.>>THE IPADS FOR THE STUDENTS WILL THEY BE ABLE TO KEEP THEM? THEY WILL TURN THEM BACK IN BUT THEY CAN BRING THEM HOME AND HAVE FREE INTERNET ACCESS. THERE IS THEY ARE LIMITED TO WHERE THEY CAN GO. THEY CAN DO THEIR WORK AND I DID GO THERE ON PARENT OPEN HOUSE DAY OCTOBER 14. I AM A PARENT AT ARGYLE S, ONE THING I WAS ABLE TO SEE IS THAT WHEN I WENT TO SEE THEM AND COME TO LUNCH WITH HER, SHE SAID THE OLD PADS WERE OUT AT LUNCH THEY WERE DOING ALL KINDS OF DIFFERENT THINGS. THEY DID THE WORK IN THE CLASSROOM AND SO THE KIDS ARE VERY EXCITED AND EVERYONE COMES WITH THEIR IPAD EVERY DAY. THERE MIGHT HAVE BEEN SOME CONCERNS IF STUDENTS KEEP UP WITH THEM OR FORGET THEM. THEY ARE NOT. THEY ARE VERY EXCITED TO HAVE IT. I JUST WANTED TO MENTION YOU MIGHT MAKE ME THINK ABOUT EQUITY AND AS I WAS SITTING IN THE MEDIA CENTER, BEFORE WE WENT DOWN TO THE PROGRAM, THERE WAS APPARENT THAT I MET AND SHE DID NOT KNOW WHO I WAS. WE WERE HAVING A CONVERSATION AND SHE WAS SO HAPPY ABOUT THIS INITIATIVE SHE WAS SAYING SHE HAS THREE KIDS AT HOME AND THEY HAVE ONE COMPUTER. THEY WERE GRAPPLING WITH HAVING TO BUY ANOTHER LAPTOP AND NOT HAVING THE MONEY. THE INITIATIVE CAME ALONG AND SHE HAPPENED TO HAVE TWO KIDS IN ARGYLE AND NO, EVERY STUDENT IN HER HOUSEHOLD HAS TECHNOLOGY AND THERE WON’T BE ANY FIGHTING AND THEY DON’T HAVE TO SPEND THE MONEY. THAT WAS A STORY I SHOULD’VE SHARED THAT MORNING WHEN I WAS THERE. IT ESCAPED ME BUT I REMEMBER THAT. WHEN YOU MENTIONED IT IT WAS GOOD THAT WE PROVIDE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO LOVING THE PLAYING FIELD FOR A LOT OF OUR STUDENTS WHO HAVE MORE THAN ONE SIBLING AT HOME. IT’S A BIT DIFFICULT FOR PARENTS THAT PROVIDE ONE TO ONE TECHNOLOGY.>>I LOVE THE STUDENT IN THE VIDEOCASSETTE ABOUT THE VIRTUAL TOUR .>>HE GAVE A GREAT SPEECH.>>ALL THREE SCHOOLS.>>I JUST WANTED TO MENTION IT, AND BEFORE THIS ESCAPED MY MIND. I WAS IN VERY ENGAGED AND IT WAS WHERE I GOT TO MEET MISS RUBENSTEIN. I’M NOT SURE IF THEY KNOW ABOUT THAT EVENT. THAT’S WHERE I MET DOCTOR DOCCA IN THE FORMER BOARD MEMB IT WAS A GREAT EVENT AND WORK LIKE THAT ENGAGES THE STUDENTS. THAT’S WHY REALLY LEARNED WHERE THE VOICE IS.>>DOCTOR SMITH?>>IT’S ONE OF THE FIRST TIMES I MET MS. EVANS. THE ONLY MET ONCE BEFORE THAT IN THE PARKING LOT. I JUST WANT TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT I DID NOT THINK ABOUT THIS AND WERE ANNOUNCING INITIATIVE . THE TEACHER OF THE YEAR EVENT ON FRIDAY NIGHT WE LEARNED THAT MARYLAND SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY IS JEAN McCORMICK. I WAS ASKING AND IT SHOULD’VE TRIGGERED IN MY HEAD BUT THANKFULL, DOCTOR NAVARRO SLID ME A NOTE THAT SHE WAS HONORED AND RECOGNIZED THERE AND CALLED OUT THAT NIGHT. WE WANTED TO CALL HER OUT FOR HER WORK IN THE CLUSTER AND WE REALLY APPRECIATE ALL SHE DOES AND ALL OF OUR COLLEAGUES. I MADE A MENTAL NOTE TO REMEMBER. I’M GLAD YOU REMEMBER THAT. AT THIS TIME I WAS GOING TO ASK BOARD MEMBERS AT THECHAIR COMMITTEES IF YOU HAD ANY UPDATES HE WANTED TO SHARE ? DOCTOR DOCCA?>>Judith Docca: THEY MET ON THE 22ND AND THEY DISCUSSED CONSIDER REVISIONS TO POLICY IDEAS EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY. POLICY B OA LEGAL SERVICES. POLICY JEE CERTAIN DIDN’T TRANSFER. THESE ARE ALL COMING BEFORE THE BOARD FOR ATTENTIVE ACTION ON NOVEMBER 12. THE COMMITTEE RECEIVED AN UPDATE ON SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR. YOU KNOW WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT IT ALREADY TODAY. THEY WILL BE PRESENTED FOR DISCUSSION AT THE NOVEMBER 12 BOARD MEETING AND THE BOARD WILL RECEIVE AN UPDATE ON THE 2020 2021 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR DURING THAT MEETING ALSO. THANK YOU. MS. DIXON?>>I DON’T KNOW TO BE INTRODUCED IN? I THINK WE DID. IN ANY CASE, HE DOES STAFF THE FISCAL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE. I WON’T GIVE AN UPDATE ON SEPTEMBER 16 LAST MEETING. WE HAVE AN UPCOMING MEETING ON THE 30TH AT 10:00 AM. THANK YOU, DAN FOR PREVIEWING AND I WANTED TO SHAR. AT THAT MEETING, WE WILL REVIEW THE DIVINE BENEFIT AND OTHER POSTEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS IN A FINANCIAL POSITION TO REVIEW THE FISCAL YEAR 2019 COMPREHENSIVE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT AND ASSOCIATED EXTERNAL AUDIT REPOR. WE WILL REVIEW THE FINANCIAL STATUS OF THE MCPS PROGRAM. WE WILL RECEIVE AN UPDATE ON THE OPERATING BUDGET FORMULATION STATUS.WE WILL REVIEW THE INTERNAL AUDIT WORK PLAN. SO OKAY, GREAT. WERE YOU DONE? I WILL GO BACKWARDS. MS. WILSON?>>I DON’T THINK I MENTIONED THIS BEFORE. OCTOBER 1, THE COMMUNICATION AND STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT COMMITTEE MET AND WE HAD AN EXCELLENT PRESENTATION BY THE PERSONAL WORKERS AT OUR SYSTEM. BY THE PARENT COMMUNITY COORDINATORS. I JUST HAVE TO SAY THAT THEY ARE THE BUS DRIVERS. IF YOU NAME A JOB IN THE SYSTE . THEY ARE THE PSYCHOLOGISTS AND TEACHERS CAN HELP SPECIALIST. YOU NAME IT AND THEY ARE ALL ROLLED INTO ONE. THAT MAY OR MAY NOT BE THE JOB THAT IS HOW IT CAME ACROSS. I WOULD ENCOURAGE ANYONE WHO WANTS TO UNDERSTAND THE STRATEGIC COMMITTEE MET ON OCTOBER 23. NOW THAT THE PLAN WAS APPROVED BY THE BOARD ALREADY, WE ARE GOING INTO EACH OF THE SECTIONS OF THE STRATEGIC PLAN THIS PAST MEETING WE FOCUSED ON THE DATA WE LOOKED ELEMENTARY AND HIGH SCHOOL AND I THINKIT WOULD BE HELPFUL AS A BOARD MEMBER AS WE DO SHADOW OUR DIRECTORS . TO HAVE THE BACKGROUND AND UNDERSTAND THAT WE LOOKED AT THE KEY FACILITY INDICATORS BECAUSE THAT IS ONE OF OUR STRATEGIC PLANNING AREAS. IT IS A GOOD PREVIEW TO THE CIP PROCESS.>>THE NEXT MEETING IS JANUARY 7. WE WILL BE FOCUSING ON STUDENTS READY TO LEARN AND LOOKING AT PRE-K ENROLLMENT PARTICIPATION.>>VERY GOOD. NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS ITEM 6 CONSENT ITEMS. THE BOARD MEMBERS HAVE ANY THEY WISH TO PULL? NONE? UNDER 6.1 IS THERE A SPECIFIC? IF THERE WERE NO OTHER ITEMS THEN WE CAN VOTE. MOVED AND SECONDED ALL IN FAVOR? THAT IS UNANIMOUS IN THIS ONE TRUSTEE?>>Rebecca Smondrowski: FOR THE CAB COMPANY I WAS JUST CURIOUS IF YOU COULD EXPLAIN WHAT THAT IS AND WHAT WE USE THEM FO? AT THIS TIME WE ARE AT ITEM 7. PRELIMINARY PLAN. DOCTOR SMITH? YES, AS A GUEST COME FORWARD WE HAVE TWO SETS OF PRELIMINARY PLANS FOR THE BOARD TO REVIEW. FIRST OF ALL THERE IS THE CASE WHERE CLUSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NUMBER EIGHT PROJECT AND MR. ADAMS IS HERE WITH OUR ARCHITECTURAL FIRM TO DISCUSS THE PLANS WITH THE BOARD AND THE SEEK ACTION AND DISCUSSION FROM THE BOARD ABOUT THESE. I DO WANT TO SAY HELLO TO MR. COVERAGE. HE AND I WORKED TOGETHER FOR MANY YEARS NOW. ACROSS THE STATE OF MARYLAND IN MANY PLACES. IT’S GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN. I WILL TURN IT OVER TO DOCTOR ZUCKERMAN. IF YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS AND MR. ADAMS AND MR. MALKOVICH. THANK YOU. I WILL TURN IT OVER TO MR. ADAMS. I JUST WANTED TO BE HERE FOR MORAL SUPPORT.>>DOCTOR SMITH I DON’T KNOW IF I’VE ANNOUNCED THIS BUT I WAS MR. MALKOVICH’S TEACHER.>>ONE OF MY FAVORITES.>>AT SPRINGBROOK. HE WAS A VERY GOOD STUDEN. IN A STUDEN.>>YOU CERTAINLY REPRESENT YOUR TEACHER VERY WELL. THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO PRESENT THE PRELIMINARY PLAN FOR THE GAITHERSBURGCLUSTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NUMBER EIGHT PROJECT . JUST TO GIVE A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND ON THIS PARTICULAR PROJECT THIS IS A PROJECT IN WHICH HAS AN EVOLUTION OVER THE PAST MANY YEARS. STARTING OUT AS A CAPACITY STUDY WITHIN THE CLUSTER.FOR BOARD MEMBERS THAT MAYBE WERE NOT ON THE BOARD AT THE TIME. IT EVOLVED INTO A SOLUTION I GAITHERSBURG ELEMENTARY TO POTENTIALLY CREATE A THOUSAND STUDENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. THERE WERE CHALLENGES WITH THE PLAN AND ULTIMATELY WE LANDED ON THE PROJECT WAS TO OPEN A NEW SCHOOL IN THE GAITHERSBURG CLUSTER. WE WENT THROUGH A SELECTION PROCESS AND UNANIMOUSLY THE KELLY PARK SITE WAS SELECTED BY THE COMMITTEE. DURING THAT PROCESS, AS IT IS A PARK AND WE ARE SENSITIVE TO THAT, WE EXPLORED OTHER POTENTIAL OPTIONS IN THE VICINITY. IT WAS OFTEN INCLUDED AS HICKORY FARM PARK WHICH WAS NOT REALLY A PARK BUT A WOODED AREA. POTENTIAL OPTIONS TO EVEN LOOK FOR A CO-LOCATION AND OTHER OPTIONS. I WOULD SAY, FROM WHERE WE ARE NOW IN THE STUDY PROCESSES, WE FEEL VERY CONFIDENT THAT THIS PARTICULAR PLAN THAT WE ARE ABOUT TO SHOW YOU IS ONE NOT HOPEFULLY BALANCES THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND COMMUNITY IMPACTS AND REALLY MAXIMIZES THE GAITHERSBURG CLUSTE. AS I TURN THIS OVER, I THINK A COUPLE OF THINGS TO REALLY THINK ABOUT AND LOOK AT THROUGH THE PLAN WE REALLY STRIVE TO GET COMMUNITY FEEDBACK. WE STRIVE TO MINIMIZE THE IMPACT ON THIS PARTICULAR PRODUCT.YOU WILL START TO SEE SOME SITE PLANNING WHERE WE ARE LOOKING TO TAKE A SOFTBALL FIELD AT THIS PARTICULAR PARK AND ALSO ADDING RECREATIONAL AMENITIES. WE LOSE ABOUT 20% OF A SOFTBALL FIELD BUT RETAINED A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT WHERE WE PROVIDE BACK AS A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF RECREATIONAL AREA. ALSO OPPORTUNITIES TO OBVIOUSLY KEEP THIS AS AN ACT OF A VIBRANT PART DURING THE DAY WHICH IS NOT WHAT HAPPENS DURING SCHOOL HOURS BUT WE STRIVE TO LOOK FOR THOSE OPPORTUNITIES. I THINK RON AND HIS TEAM DID AN EXCELLENT JOB OFSHOWING DIFFERENT OPTIONS ALONG THE WAY . WHAT WE WILL SHOW YOU IS ONE THAT IS COMPLEX AND ACHIEVES A LOT OF THE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES ALONG THE WAY. RON, I WILL TURN OVER TO YOU THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR YOUR EARLIER COMMENT. I APPRECIATE THAT. BEFORE THE EXISTING KELLY PARKER WAS IDENTIFIED BY THE C IS THE SOFTBALL FIELD THANKS. TO THE RIGHT SIDE IS A CREEK WHICH POSTED SOME ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TO THE SITE.BOTH OF THE WETLANDS IN THE FLOODPLAIN. USES THE ALLOWABLE BUILDABLE AREA. THERE IS A PARKING AREA CURRENTLY AT THE SOUTH EDGE OF THE SITE. SO, TAKING ADVANTAGE AND CONSIDERATION OF THE LIMITATIONS AND SET BACK FROM THE ENVIRONMENT ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE SCREEN AS WELL AS A HILL WITH TREES AND COMMUNITY PROPERTIES WE PRESENTED A NUMBER OF VARIABLES AND OPTIONS TO THE COMMUNITY. IT WAS FIVE SITE PLANS THAT WE SHARED AND HAD FEEDBACK ON. WE LOOKED AT AN OPTION THAT HAD AS MUCH OF THE AMENITY PROJECTS THAT WE HADN’T LOCATED THEM ADJACENT TO THE PROGRAMS AT THE CURRENT PARK. IDENTIFIED BY NUMBER EIGHT IS THE NEW SOCCER FIELD. IT’S ADJACENT TO THE FIELD THAT EXIST ON THE SITE. SOME OTHER MOODS THAT WE MAKE TO REALLY IDENTIFY WHAT COULD BE COMMUNITY USE FACILITIES DURING THE DAY WHILE SCHOOL IS IN OPERATION FOR ITEMS LIKE NUMBER 10 AND 11. THE COMMUNITY CAN CONTINUE TO USE THE PARK DURING THE DAY EVEN WHILE SCHOOL IS IN SESSION. IT’S A WAY THAT IS SOMEWHAT SEGREGATED FROM THE SITE PLAN AND THE USE OF SCHOOL DATABASE AS WELL. ANOTHER IDENTIFIABLE AS NUMBER 13 ON THE RIGHT SIDE. IT’S A COMMUNITY WALKWAY. THIS WAS A REALLY INTERESTING WALKWAY THAT WE EVALUATED DURING THE DESIGN PROCESS WHICH REALLY CONNECTS ALL THE PUBLIC SPACE THROUGHOUT THE CITY. THIS WAS SOMETHING AS WELL AS THE COMMUNITY AT LARGE.WE MADE SURE REGARDLESS OF HOW WE CITED THE SCHOOL THAT WE TOOK THEM INTO CONSIDERATION.IN ADDITION TO REPLACING THAT SOFTBALL FIELD WITH NEW AMENITIES AND PLAYGROUNDS AND HARD SERVICE IN A NEW PLAYFIELD AND LOT, THE WAY THE SCHOOL DESIGNED IN THIS HELP SHAPE FORM IS THAT ALL THE PUBLIC USE PARTS OF THE FACILITY OR TO THE LEFT EDGE. ANYTHING THE PUBLIC MIGHT USE LIKE THE CAFETERIA LIKE THE GYMNASIUM IN MEDIA CENTER ARE LOCATED DIRECTLY ADJACENT TO THE PUBLIC OUTDOOR AMENITY. AT THE TOP OF THE SCREEN ON THE TOP LEFT IT’S A COMMUNITY ENTRANCE WHICH GOES INTO A GYMNASIUM. THAT GYMNASIUM LOBBY CAN BE SET FROM PUBLIC SCHOOL USE FOR EVENING USE SO THAT WE CAN CLOSE THAT OFF AND THAT CAN BE AN EVENING USE AMENITY. THE CAFETERIA NUMBER 12, THE MEDIA CENTER NUMBER 14 AS WELL AS THE LINKAGE TO LEARNING PROGRAM AND THE ADMINISTRATION ARE LOCATED ON THIS LEFT SIDE OF THE SITE DIRECTLY ADJACENT TO ALL THE OUTDOOR PUBLIC AMENITIES. IT COULD SERVE AS A COMMUNITY SPACE IN THE EVENING THAT COULD BE COMPLETELY CLOSED OFF FROM INSTRUCTIONAL AREAS OF THE BUILDING WHICH ARTHREE-STORY WINGS TO THE RIGHT . THE THREE-STORY WING WAS SELECTED AND THE IDEA OF GOING WITH IT WAS REALLY AND THE INTENT OF MINIMIZING THE FOOTPRINT OF THE BUILDING AND THE IMPACT OF THE SITE AND THE IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT SURROUNDING. MOVING UPWARDS AND PLAN THREE-STORY COMPONENT IS A SIMPLE DIAGRAM VINEGAR PLAN. WE TALKED WITH OUR FOCUS GROUP AND OTHER PRINCIPLES BEING ABLE TO SEE WHERE YOU’RE GOING AND HOW IT’S IMPORTAN. IN THIS PARTICULAR JURISDICTION AS WELL AS HOW THEY COLLABORATE DIRECTLY OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM AND HOW EACH OF THEM HAVE A STUDENT SUPPORT SPACE WITH SPECIAL STUDENT SUPPORT FUNCTIONS THAT ARE IN THE ASPECT ON THE SAME LOCATION ON EACH OF THEM. IT’S VERY SIMPLE AS A DIAGRAM PLAN THAT THE STUDENTS WILL UNDERSTAND AS THEY GO UPWARDS THROUGH THE BUILDING. MOVING OUTSIDE WE TRIED TO, WITH THE PLAN FUNCTION WITH THE PUBLIC OF THE BUILDING OR ADJACENT TO THE PUBLIC AMENITY, THE SITE POSES A ONE STORY FAGADE FOR THE PLAYFIELD. IT MINIMIZES THE IMPACT FROM THE PARKSIDE WITH A THREE-STORY FAGADE OF THE ELEMENTARY PROGRAM OUT TO THE STREET. LIKEWISE, ON THE BACKSIDE, ONE OF THE PLACES IN THE PLAN IS TO PUT ALL THE ARTS SO THEY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR EDUCATION WHERE THEY DID DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE CREEK IN THE BACK PARK AREA AND WETLANDS AREA UNTOUCHABLE FOR CONSTRUCTION REALLY CAN BE USED A PART OF THE INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM. THIS IS THE LINKAGE TO LEARNING ON THE LEFT. THEY WILL BE A COMPLETELY SEPARATED BUS LOOP THEY ARE IN PEDESTRIAN PATHWAYS. THERE IS A CIRCULATION PATTERN AND YOU CAN ALWAYS MAINTAIN A SAFETY FOR STUDENTS AND NEVER INTERSECT ONE ANOTHER. THAT HAD BEEN HAVING FULL OPPORTUNITY TO SURVEILLED THIS ENTIRE PROCESS AND THIS IS A BUS LOOP WITH THE THREE-STORY ACADEMIC WHEN THIS IS THE NEW SOCCER FIELD AND PLAY AREA. WE CAN SEE HOW THE CAFETERIA AND GYMNASIUM OPEN DIRECTLY TO THOSE FUNCTIONS. ALONG THE BACKSIDE, THESE ARE THE FUNCTIONS I INDICATED THAT OPEN UP TO THE NATURAL RESOURCE AND WOODED IN CREEK AREA WHERE WE CAN TRY TO USE THOSE AS INSPIRATION AND THE KINDERGARTEN PLAY AREA DIRECTLY BEHIND THE KINDERGARTEN FUNCTIONS WITHIN THE BUILDING. HAVE TO MINIMIZE THIS ONE FIRST.>>IT REALLY IS. I WILL ASK A QUESTION WHILE WE ARE WAITING. RATHER THAN SITTING IN SILENCE. YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT HOW THERE WOULD BE OUTDOOR COMMUNITY ACCESS AT SOME OF THE KEY POINTS HERE. WITH THE PARKING LOT DOWN AT THE BOTTOM, WILL PEOPLE GO THROUGH THE SCHOOL OR JUST GO AROUND THE FIELD?>>WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DO BOTH. WITH THE PAVED PLAY AREA THERE IS A AREA TO PARK IN THE PARENT LOT AND WALKED DIRECTLY TO THE GYMNASIUM ENTRANCE. IT CAN BE USED AS AN ENTR. WITH THE CAFETERIA THAT CAN BE ACCESSED DIRECTLY THROUGH THE FRONT DOOR.>>OKAY. IT’S DIRECTLY ON ACCESS TO THE CROSS STREET WHICH WE WERE TAUGHT IN MARYLAND GOOD ARCHITECTURE NEEDS NO SIGNS AS WE COME AROUND THE BACK OF THE BUILDING . YOU CAN SEE HOW THE KINDERGARTEN PLAY AREA IS DIRECTLY OUTSIDE OF THE EARLY CHILDHOOD FUNCTIONS OF THE BUILDING. AS YOU COME AROUND THE BAC, IT’S VERY IMPORTANT TO HAVE NATURAL LIGHT AND ALL YOUR LEARNING SPACES. THESE WINDOWS ACROSS THE BACKSIDE THE MEDIA CENTER IS ON THE LEFT IT’S ALL OPENING TO THE NATURAL AREA WHICH IS TO LEFT AT THE SITE. HE WILL REMAIN FOR THE COMMUNITIES OUTSIDE OF THAT AREA. IT’S AT THE PAVED AREA THAT I WAS MENTIONING. IT IS THE ENTRY TO THE GYMNASIUM FOR USE. IT’S PARKING DIRECTLY ON THE RIGHT. THERE WILL BE DIRECT SS TO THAT AS WELL AS AN ACCESS HERE TO THE FRONT DOOR THAT I WAS INDICATING BEFORE. DEPENDING ON WHAT WHICH PUBLIC FUNCTION, IT’S THE APPROPRIATE ACCESS FOR THAT PROJECT.>>JUST A COUPLE THINGS FROM A NEXT STEP PERSPECTIVE. WE OBVIOUSLY STILL ARE IN CONVERSATION WITH THE CITY STAFF. IT’S OUR INTENT TO PREVENT THE PLAN IN THE DECEMBER TIMEFRAME TO CONTINUE CONVERSATION ON THIS PROPERTY. THIS IS A CITY OF GAITHERSBURG PARK. WE ARE STILL HAVING THE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR AND WHAT AMENITIES CAN BE OFFSET THROUGH FURTHER DIALOGUE AND DESIGN. WANTED TO LET YOU KNOW THAT THE CONVERSATIONS ARE ONGOING AND SCHEDULED TO GO BACK TO THE MAYOR’S COUNSEL. FROM A TIMELINE PERSPECTIVE, IT’S A SCHOOL THAT HAS A SCHOOL OPENING SCHEDULE OF SEPTEMBER 2022. IT’S THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION AND I FEEL VERY CONFIDENT AND ALTHOUGH IT’S A VERY GOOD KEY AS WE MOVE THROUGH THE PROCESS IF WE CAN ACCOMMODATE THE GROWTH IN THE CLUSTER. WITH THAT, WE OPEN IT UP WITH QUESTIONS.>>I WAS GOING TO START WITH MISS DIXON.>>I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU. IT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL AND I THINK IT WILL BE A NICE ADDITION TO THE GAITHERSBURG CLUSTER. I AM WONDERING WHETHER YOU HAVE ANY OPPORTUNITIES TO TALK WITH STUDENTS ABOUT BEING AN ARCHITECT.>>I HAVE DONE THAT IN MY CHILDREN’S OWN SCHOOLS. I HAVE DONE CAREER FAIRS. GREAT, GOOD.>>SIGN ME UP.>>YOU KNOW SHE WILL.>>SHE WILL BE CALLING YOU.>>RECENTLY WE WERE INVOLVED IN THE PROGRAM FOR REVIEWING WHERE STUDENTS EVALUATE THEIR OWN CLASSROOMS. WE WERE ONE OF THE REVIEWERS ANDPARTICIPATES . I DO WANT TO SHARE MY THANKS FOR ALL YOUR WORK ON THIS. WHETHER VICTORY FIRM WOULD’VE BEEN A DIFFERENT CHOICE IF YOU COULD PLEASE, FOR MY OWN CONFIDENCE WHEN WE DETERMINED IT WAS BETTER.>>SO, FROM THE VICTORY FORM PARK PERSPECTIVE, WE LOOKED AT NOW, ESSENTIALLY, FOUR DIFFERENT LOCATIONS. IT’S DIRECTLY ADJACENT TO FOREST OAK MIDDLE SCHOOL. SO, THERE IS CONNECTIVITY BETWEEN KELLY PARK AND VICTORY FORM PARK. ALONG THE STREA, IT DOES MEANDER UP TO FOREST OAK. THERE CERTAINLY ARE SOME POSITIVES TO HAVING SCHOOLS THAT ARE CLOSE TOGETHER. ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL DIRECTLY ACROSS FROM ONE ANOTHER. I THINK WHEN YOU START TO COUPLE THAT WITH A ONE-WAY AND CALLED A CUL-DE-SAC TRAFFIC AND IT’S CERTAINLY A CHALLENGE THAT WE LOOKED AT FROM A PERSPECTIVE OF WHAT WOULD THE PERSPECTIVE DUE FROM A NEIGHBORHOOD IMPACT? WE DID LOOK AT IT FROM AN ENVIRONMENTAL ASPECTS. WE LOOKED AT IT FROM BUILDING CITING PERSPECTIVES. WHAT RON AND THE TEAM DID WAS TAKE THE INFORMATION FROM THE ENVIRONMENTAL STUDY SAYING WHERE THE AREAS ARE THAT WE POTENTIALLYBUILD . IT’S TOO SEE WHAT THE IMPACT WOULD BE. WITH A VERY SLOW ‘S SLEEK SLOPE, THE ENTIRE CIRCUMFERENCE OF THAT CUL-DE-SAC AREA IS WHERE FOREST OAK IS. YOU CAN FIT IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WITH A RETAINING WALL BUT THAT’S ABOUT IT. FROM PARKING AND PLAY AREAS HEAT FROM THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PERSPECTIVE. A COUPLE OF MIDDLE SCHOOLS TOGETHER WITH REALLY LIMITED PLAYING FIELDS. IT’S NOT FEASIBLE AS A SITE. IT’S FROM A 60 FOOT SPAN. IF YOU ARE TALKING RETAINING WALLS IT’S 30 40 FEET. IT’S NOT SOMETHING THAT IS ACHIEVABLE.ABSOLUTELY. THE IMPACT IT WOULD HAVE ON THE NEXT 70 YEARS OF A SCHOOL WITH MINIMAL FIELDS AND VERY SIGNIFICANT ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS IS NOT ONE THAT WE COULD RECOMMEND AT THIS POINT.>>DOCTOR SMITH?>>MRS. ADAMS, WHAT ABOUT THE POOR COST. I VISITED KELLY FARM OR KELLY PARK LAST SPRING. THIS FALL IN SEPTEMBER I WENT TO VICTORY FORM BECAUSE IT WAS INTRODUCED TO ME AND I WOULD REFER TO YOUR JUDGMENT AND I DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHY IN A SLEEP SLOPE AND IT’S A VERY WOODED AREA. IN THE COST OF THE SCHOOL IF ANYTHING IN TERMS OF TWO DIFFERENT SITES.>>THE COST WOULD BE DRAMATIC AS AN INCREASE FROM THE KELLY PARK SITE TO VICTORY FORM SITES. THIS IS DUE TO AN UNDEVELOPED SITE WITH COMPLETELY WOODED AREAS. IT IS A NATURAL WATERSHED AREA. THE COST TO DEVELOP THAT IS SIGNIFICANT AS OPPOSED TO PREVIOUSLY DEVELOPED SITES. PARK SITES LIKE KELLY PARK ARE CONSIDERED DEVELOP.WE WILL HAVE TO CONSIDER THE ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS AND WHEN YOU’RE TALKING ABOUT CLEARCUTTING A WOODED LOT AND INSTALLING A SIGNIFICANT RETAINING WALL AND TRYING TO WORK THROUGH UTILITIES AND DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS LIKE THAT THE COST WOULD BE VERY SIGNIFICANT AND MUCH HIGHER THAN WHAT A TYPICAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WOULD COST SIMILAR TO THE KELLY PARK DEVELOPMENT.>>I APPRECIATE THAT. YOU HAVE THE TOP LOT THAT PUBLIC CAN USE WHILE SCHOOLS ARE GOINGON . ARE THERE OTHER AREAS THAT THE CURRENT PARK HAS THAT THE COMMUNITY WOULD CONTINUE TO USE WHEN I WAS OVER THERE WITH THE PLAYGROUND AND THINGS LIKE THAT. WILL WE HAVE THAT AND WILL THERE BE ANY AREAS I AM ASSUMING THERE WON’T BE ANY FENCING LIKE SCHOOLS TYPICALLY ARE NOT FENCE. AFTER SCHOOL HOURS SCHOOLS ARE COMMUNITY CENTERS AND HUBS OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD. ALL OF THIS AMENITIES CAN BE USED SO THERE IS PLAY AREAS AND PLAYGROUNDS AND THE NEW SOCCER FIELD THAT WE ARE PUTTING IN. IT COULD ALL BE USED. WE ARE CURRENTLY CONTINUING TO DEVELOP THE DESIGN THAT THE GREENLINE IS IN A RETAINING WALL BUT A RETAINING WALL. IT’S THE GOAL THAT ALL OF THIS IS CONTINUOUS AND OPEN SPACE AND WE ARE DONE HERE. WE HAD A FEW CONVERSATIONS. FENCING WOULD NOT NECESSARILY BE A BARRIER BUT POTENTIALLY TO PROHIBIT FALLS IN GOING FROM ONE PLACE TO THE OTHER.WE HAVE HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH CITY STAFF AROUND MAKING SURE THE CONNECTIVITY OF THE PLAY AREA ADJACENT TO THE SCHOOL IS CERTAINLY A FLOWING WALKWAY AND OPPORTUNITIES FOR PARENTS AND FAMILIES TO HAVE A FEEL THAT IT’S ONE LARGER AREA WHEN SCHOOL WAS NOT IN SESSION. OBVIOUSLY, FROM A PERSPECTIVE OF COMMUNITY ASPECT, WE WOULD LOOK FOR FENCING ALONG THOSE AREAS JUST TO MAKE SURE FOLKS CAN USE THE AREAS WITH THE FEEDBACK THAT WE HEARD. IT WAS VERY RESOUNDING. FAMILIES WANT TO CONTINUE TO USE THIS PART DURING THE DAY. WE WILL LOOK FOR MINIMAL FENCING AND THE VENTILATION OPTIONS. WITH THE ACCESS PATH OF BACK MAKE SURE IT DOES FEEL AS IF IT’S ONE CONSISTENT SPACE ATHLETIC FIELD.>>I REALLY APPRECIATE IT. LIKE I SAID BEFORE, I APPRECIATE YOUR WORK. I HOPE YOUWILL CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THE CITY I KNOW YOU WILL BUT , THE COMMUNITY THAT HAS CONCERNS. IT’S A MUCH NEEDED PROJECT. I’M GLAD YOU ARE STAYING ON TRACK IN TERMS OF THE DATES AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN FIGURE SOMETHING OUT WITH THE CITY IN TERMS OF SECURING THE LAND. THANK YOU.>>MRS. O’NEILL?>>I THINK GAITHERSBURG CLUSTER WILL BE BREATHING A SIGH OF RELIEF. IT’S A LONG CONVERSATION FROM THE STUDY OR GAITHERSBURG CLUSTER TO THE BUILDING WITH A SECOND SCHOOL OR GAITHERSBURG ELEMENTARY. WE SOME OF US TOOK A BUS TOUR AND WE SAW THE VICTORY FORM PARK SITE AND THE KELLY FARM PARK AS WELL. I AM NOT AN ARCHITECT. WHEN I SAW THE VICTORY FORM PARK SITE I THOUGHT, HOW WOULD YOU EVER BUILD A SCHOOL AND IT WOULD BE SO CLOSE TO THE MIDDL SCHOOL . ON THE DEAD-END THE ISSUE OF FIRE AND RESCUE AND OH MY GOSH. IT’S A VALUABLE ASSET TO ALL COMMUNITIES. YOU’VE DONE A GOOD JOB. PART OF THE CONCERN WILL BE ABOUT THE ASSIGNMENT OF CHILDREN AND I THINK IT IS STILL A CONCERN ABOUT THAT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL DOES NOT SERVE AS CHILDREN WITHIN THE IMMEDIATE NEIGHBORHOOD. ABOUT 20/21, THE BOARD WILL MAKE A DECISION THAT THE ASSIGNMENT OF CHILDREN IS THEY ARE AND IT WILL ALSO HAVE TO INCLUDE THE MIDDLE SCHOOL ANY COMMENTS? OKAY. SECOND. MOVED IN SECOND. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR? THAT IS UNANIMOUS. THANK YOU SO MUCH.>>GREAT TO SEE YOU. NEXT ITEM IS DOCTOR SMITH?>>YES. WE ARE HERE TO TALK ABOUT THE WATERED HIGH SCHOOL REOPENING. THE PER LUMINARY PLAN DISCUSSION AND ACTION FOR THAT. AS WE SHIFT OUT TEAMS HERE AS SETH PULLS THIS U, WOODWARD OBVIOUSLY HAS HAD A HISTORY HERE OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS IN TERMS OF HOW WE WILL MOVE FORWARD. WE WILL TALK ABOUT THE PHASING OF THE REOPENING IN PHASE 1. THE PURPOSES OF USING SWING SPACE OR HOLDING FACILITIES FOR NORTHWOOD. WHAT GOES INTO THAT AND PHASE 2, IT IS OPEN IN 2023. PHASE 2 IS TO COMPLETE ALL THE SITE WORK AND TO WELCOME NEW STUDENTS AS A PART OF A BRAND-NEW SCHOOL. WE HAVE HAD PROBLEMATIC CONVERSATIONS. WE WILL TALK ABOUT THAT HERE. THANK YOU, ELLIOT, RANDY AND OTHERS FOR LEADING THE CONVERSATIONS AROUND POSSIBILITY AND CURRICULUM. WE HAVE HEARD FROM THE COMMUNITY AROUND THE IMPORTANCE OF PARTICULAR SITE AMENITIE, MOST NOTABLY STADIUM AND IT’S OUR INTENT TO MASTER PLAN THE SITE AND RECOMMEND TO YO, FOR PHASE 2, THAT THERE IS A STADIUM AT THE SITE AND IT WON’T HAPPEN FOR PHASE 1 BECAUSE IT’S JUST THE NATURE OF THTIMING . SETH WILL GET INTO ALL OF THAT TODAY AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO HAVING IN RESPONDING TO YOUR QUESTIONS AND DISCUSSION ITEMS.>>THANK YOU AGAIN.>>I JUST WANTED TO COMMENT BRIEFLY. THE ISSUE OF THE PHASING AND PROBLEMATIC DECISIONS AND ENGAGEMENT OF THE COMMUNITY. IT’S PARTICULARLY INTERESTING SET OF CIRCUMSTANCES BECAUSE IT INVOLVES OPENING A HIGH SCHOOL A SHORT DISTANCE FROM ANOTHER HIGH SCHOOL. AS WE THINK ABOUT THE CAPACITY NEEDS OF THE SCHOOL SYSTEM, IT IS ACROSS THE ENTIRE SCHOOL SYSTEM WERE IT IS ONE OF THE MOST CRITICAL PIECES OF THAT ALONG WITH NORTHWOOD . IT’S THE KENNEDY ADDITION. THE EDUCATIONALLY SOUND AND EFFECTIVE PLACE FOR THE STUDENTS FROM NORTHWOOD TO BE EDUCATED WHILE THERE SCHOOL IS BEING REDONE ALSO. AND THESE ARE ALL IMPORTANT CONVERSATIONS. THE INTEREST EVERYONE ACROSS THE ENTIRE DOWNTOWN CONSORTIUM. AND THEY ARE OF INTEREST TO THE NORTHERN HALF IN THE EASTERN PART OF THE COUNTY BECAUSE OF LIMITED RESOURCES AND COMPETING INTERESTS. SO I WANTED TO BRING THIS UP FOR EVERYONE. I HAVE HAD EXTENSIVE CONVERSATIONS WITH MANY PEOPLE ABOUT THE INTEREST BUT I DO WANT TO TELL EVERYONE WE WILL CONTINUE AFTER THE FIRST OF THE YEAR THE CIP WILL COME IN. WE WILL BE WELL ON OUR WAY INTO PHASE 1 AND AGGRESSIVELY LOOK AT ALL THOSE OTHER ISSUES. AND WE DO INTEND TO MASTER PLAN AS MR. ZUCKERMAN SAID. PHASE 2 SECTION OF THE STADIUM. AT THAT TIME WHEN WE GET TO THE POINT TO ALLOCATE MONEY FOR THAT THAT WILL BE PART OF THE CONVERSATION THAT THE BOARD WILL ENGAGE IN AT THAT TIME AS WELL AS THE STOCK. I WANT TO THANK YOU YOU ALL FOR ALL OF YOUR WORK. WE CONTINUE TO MOVE US FORWARD ON THIS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT PROJECTS.>>THANK YOU, DOCTOR SMITH. AGAIN, ANY TIME YOU LOOK AT A NEW HIGH SCHOOL. IT IS A VERY COMPLICATED PROCESS. BUT ALSO THIS HAS BEEN A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE A STEP BACK AND LOOK AT OUR FACILITIES AND 21ST-CENTURY PROGRAMS ARE TO INTERSECT. AND HOW WE CAN THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT THE WAY WE DESIGN OUR HIGH SCHOOLS. IN THINKING FORWARD IN MAKING SURE WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS IN THE FUTURE. THIS HAS BEEN AN EXCITING PROCESS FOR US AND LAID THE GROUNDWORK AS WE CONTINUE TO LOOK AT SECONDARY CITY.IN TERMS OF MAKING SURE THERE IS THE STRONG BOND THAT WILL OVERLAP BETWEEN THE INFRASTRUCTURE, FACILITIES AND THAT OF PROGRAM. I’M PLEASED TO HAVE DOCTOR BRUMFIELD FROM CURRICULUM WHO HAS REALLY HELPED US THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT OUR FACILITIES. THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT THE WAY WE LAY OUT FACILITIES IN TERMS OF PROGRAM. YOU KNOW, COLLABORATION OPPORTUNITIES. TODAY YOU WILL START TO SEE INNOVATIVE IDEAS YOU WILL START TO SEE ON FUTURE PRESENTATIONS AROUND SECONDARY SCHOOL. I WOULD SAY WE ARE VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR PROJECT. IT IS AN AGGRESSIVE TIMELINE. AS YOU HEARD DOCTOR SMITH SAY TO PLAN FOR THIS TO BE OPEN FOR NORTHWOOD TO MOVE IN 2023. ESSENTIALLY THE GRAND OPENING OF WOODWARD HIGH SCHOOL IN 2025. EACH STEP IS AN IMPORTANT MILESTONE. THIS IS WHERE TILLMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL. TILLMAN IS HAVING THEIR BUILDING BUILT RIGHT NOW WHEN THEY MOVED OUT THE SUMMER WE CAN BEGIN THE CRITICAL WORK TO PREPARE THE SITE, PREPARE THIS PROJECT. I WOULD SAY FROM A COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PERSPECTIVE WE HAVE STARTED BUT WILL SCRATCH THE SURFACE WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO WITH CONVERSATIONS WITH COMMUNITY. THIS HAS BEEN AN ACTIVE COMMUNITY. WE RECEIVED A LOT OF GOOD FEEDBACK ALONG THE WAY. WE ARE TRYING DIFFERENT THINGS AND OVERWHELMINGLY PARTICIPANTS ARE NOT ABLE TO MAKE MEETINGS BUT ABLE TO SEE SOME OF THE CONCEPTS. START TO SEE THE EVOLUTION OF WHERE WE ARE FROM A DESIGN STANDPOINT. WE ARE REALLY HOPING TO CONTINUE THE ENGAGEMENT AND CONTINUED ENGAGEMENT IN A MEANINGFUL WAY AS WE CONTINUE WITH THIS PROJECT. YOU WILL SEE TODAY A LITTLE BIT OF PHASE 1. GO SEE HOW WE ENVISION PHASE 2. AND WE ARE IN THE SURVEY PROCESS. BEFORE WE GET TOO FAR ALONG I WANT TO TURN IT OVER TO ARCHITECTS, IF YOU WANT TO INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND MS. HILL.>>THANK YOU. GOOD AFTERNOON.>>I AM TERRY DOES THE SENIOR ASSISTANT WITH ARCHITECTS.>>SO THE PRESENTATION. AS SETH MENTIONED WE WANT TO SHARE WITH YOU THE TWO FACES APPROACH.WE START WITH THE PHASE 1 SITE PLAN. THIS WILL BE HOW THE BUILDING WILL BE PERCEIVED AND MOVED INTO IN THE FALL 2023. FIRST THING WE NEED TO DO CONSIDERING THE SITE IS ACKNOWLEDGING IT COULD BE LARGE-VOLUME AS FAR AS BUSES FOR SCHOOL THIS SIZE. 2700 STUDENTS. ACKNOWLEDGING OUR ONLY ACCESS POINT IS OFF GEORGETOWN ROAD. TILLMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL HAS TWO ACCESS POINTS RIGHT NOW ONE OF PARTIAL SIGNALS AND ANOTHER SIGNAL BUT WE BEEN WORKING WITH COUNTY AGENCIES. THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND A TRAFFIC STUDY. AND MET WITH PARK AND PLANNING TO SEE HOW THIS VOLUME WILL IMPACT THE SITE AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES. AND THEIR AFFAIRS. WE ARE TRYING NOT TO DISRUPT THE CURRENT FLOW IF WE CAN. JUST ORIENT YOU GEORGETOWN ROAD IS ON THE TOP OF YOUR STAGE AND NORTH TO THE RIGHT IN YOUR IMAGE. THE SOUTHERNMOST ENTRY POINT TO THE PLAN IS ONE OF THE EXISTING BUS ENTRANCES TO TILLMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL. THAT WILL BE A SEPARATE BUS AND TRANSFER TILLMAN MIDDLE SCHOOL BUT WE WILL HAVE FACULTY AND HAVE A HARD NUMBER OF STUDENT DRIVERS AS WELL. WANT TO SEPARATE BUSES AND DRIVERS AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. THE EXISTING INTERSECTION FURTHER UP ON GEORGETOWN. OUR TRAFFIC STUDY IS TELLING US POTENTIAL IMPACT TO THE LIGHT AT EDSON ROAD FURTHER TO THE NORTH WILL BE SUCH WE WANT TO BE THE INTERSECTION FURTHER SOUTH AND THAT BECOMES OUR MAIN ENTRANCE POINT OF THE THREE ON THE SCREEN NOW. THAT BECOMES OUR CAR ENTRY POINT FOR PICKUP AND DROP-OFF. AND WE WILL TRY TO MAXIMIZE THE ON-SITE CUEING OF CARS DROPPING OFF AND PICKING UP. THAT IS WHERE THAT ROAD CURVES AROUND TO THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING. ENOUGH ROOM FOR CARDS TO YOU WHILE A CENTRAL AREA FOR PARKING FOR VISITORS. AND HANDICAPPED PARKING AS WELL. IN A LARGE LOT TO THE NORTH FOR STUDENT AND FACULTY PARKING. A LARGE ACCESS ROAD TO THE EAST SIDE OF THE SITE AROUND THE BUILDING. THAT WILL BE ONE FLOOR LEVEL DOWN. YOU CAN SEE THE TOPOGRAPHY LIFE THAT IS A 25 FOOT DROP TO THE BOTTOM.THERE WILL BE STAFF PARKING, AND SERVICE AND LOADING. THAT IS MEANT TO KEEP THAT OUT OF THE SIDELINE OF THE SURROUNDING NEIGHBORS AS WELL. ONE OF THE PRIORITIES FOR PART IN PLANNING HAS BEEN A CORRIDOR THE USE COUNTY DEVELOPMENT AS POSSIBLE. WE ARE INCORPORATING THAT INTO OUR PLAN. 15-16 FOOT WIDE A GREENWAY ALONG OLD GEORGETOWN PARALLEL TO THE ROAD. WE WILL BE PICKING THAT UP CONSENTING TO THAT TO INVITE A PEDESTRIAN COMMUNITY THOSE IN THE COMMUNITY USING THE BUILDING BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL AND WE CAN INVITE THEM TO THE CAMPUS IN A WELCOMING WAY.AND INTEGRATE THE OUTDOOR SPACES WITH THE BUILDING. WE ARE ALSO LOOKING TO INTEGRATE THE BUILDING WITH THE GREAT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE. THERE WE GO. THE HIGHEST ELEVATION APPEAR IS 300 FEET THAT IS WHERE TILLMAN IS RIGHT NOW. THE LOWER ELEVATION 370. ABOUT A 25 FOOT RANGE CHANGE. WE WANT TO KEEP MONEY OUT OF THE GROUND BACK TO THE CLASSROOMS AND VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT. WE ARE USING THE BUILDING TO STEP IT DOWN WITH GREAT TO RAISE THE TOPOGRAPHY OF THE SITE. EARTH WERE CUSTOM BUT IN A MORE DYNAMIC SECTION. IN RELATIONSHIP WITH THE BUILDING. PHASE 2 IMAGE RIGHT NOW. LOOKING FORWARD PHASE 2 INCORPORATING THE REMAINDER OF THE FACILITY. A BASEBALL DIAMOND AT THE NORTH END OF THE SITE. ON THE STADIUM WITH THE COMPETITION FIELDS AS WELL. RIGHT NOW WE ARE LOOKING AT DIFFERENT ITERATIONS. TO DO THE BEST WE CAN. ONE OF THE FEEDBACK POINTS THAT RESONATED WAS THE CONCERN FOR THE AMOUNT OF PARKING. THAT IS PROVIDED ON THE PLAN AS WE SEE IT NOW. WE HAVE 390 SPACES ON THE SITE NOW. THAT IS LOWER THAN WE WOULD LIKE TO BE PAID WERE STUDYING ADDITIONAL WAYS TO ADD PARKING ON THE SITE. BUT, IN A FASHION THAT IS MORE DISCRETE THAT WILL BE SEEN FROM THE STREET. WE CAN INTEGRATE PARKING WITH THE GREAT. PERHAPS SOME STRUCTURED DECKS AS WELL. AS WELL AS A WAY TO INCREASE PARKING. MOVING INTO THE BUILDING PLANS. I HAVE A COMPACT FOOTPRINT 2600 STUDENTS IN A LARGE BUILDING. NOT ONLY AN INCLUSIVE SCHOOL PLAN TO CREATE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL STUDENTS BUT MAXIMIZE THE SITE. THE BUILDING ON THE SITE. WE WANT TO INTRODUCE THE SIMPLICITY OF CIRCULATION AROUND THE BUILDING. THAT STARTS AT THE GROUND FLOOR. THE BUILDING IS ORGANIZED AROUND A CENTRAL COURTYARD. IN THE COURTYARD IS A STUDENT DINING ROOM. THEY WILL COME IN DOWN INTO THE MAIN DINING ROOM. THE FRONT COURTYARD BECOMES THE BACKUP.THE COURTYARD SPACE. THE REST OF THE GROUND FLOOR PLAN IS THE MAIN GYMNASIUM. THE COMPETITION COURT AND THE GYM FITNESS ROOM, LOCKER ROOM AND TEAM ROOMS AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS. AND THAT ALL HAS AN ACCESS POINT OUT TO THE SITE WITH THE ATHLETIC FIELDS. MOVING TO THE MAIN LEVEL. THIS IS THE BUILDING AS YOU ENCOUNTERED FROM THE OLD GEORGETOWN SIDE. ALL GEORGETOWN APPEAR TO THE MAIN ENTRANCE. THE STUDENT ENTRANCE AT THE SOUTHWEST CORNER OF THE BUILDING. IN BETWEEN IN RED THAT WILL HAVE DIRECT SUPERVISION OF THE COMINGS AND GOING. THE OVERSIGHT THE MAIN ENTRANCE TO THE BUILDING. THIS PLANS WHERE WE SHOULD THE DELIVERY OF EDUCATION SPACE DIFFERENTLY. WE ARE LOOKING AT A MORE INTERDISCIPLINARY SPACE. HERE ON THE PLANS ARE PLANS THAT CAN BE USED FOR A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT THINGS WHETHER SCIENCE, PERFORMANCE, THE IDEA IS INTEGRATE, ARRANGE THOSE SIDE-BY-SIDE EVEN WITH A BOPPER RECONFIGURING OF DIFFERENT SPACES ALONG THE WAY. AND HAVE THAT FLEXIBILITY IN DIFFERENT PLACES ON THIS PLAN. THAT IS SURROUNDED BY CONSTRUCTIONAL PLACES AND RED PLACES THAT HAVE A STAFF PRESENCE. TEACHER PLANNING ROOMS, ACADEMIC OFFICE SPACE. I OVERSEE THE COMMUNITY GOING OF THE ACADEMIC COMMUNITY. EACH OF THE SMALLER LEARNING COMMUNITIES AT COLLABORATIVE SPACES AS WELL. SOME OF THOSE ARE IN YOUR PROGRAM. AT THE END OF THE CORRIDOR SMALL GROUP WORK. WAYS TO OPEN UP THE CORRIDOR TO INFORMAL LEARNING SPACE TO ALLOW STUDENTS TO HELP CONTROL THEIR OWN LEARNING ACTIVITIES. IN DIRECT SUPERVISION LOTS OF OVERSIGHT BY FACULTY AND STAFF. ALSO GIVING BREAKS IN THE PLAN TO EXTEND INTERACTIONS WITH THE COURTYARD ALONG THE WAY. AND USE OUT TO THE INTERIOR COURTYARD SPACE. GOING UP TO THE SECOND FLOOR PLAN WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CREATE MORE OF THE SMALLER ACADEMIC COMMUNITIES. WE HAVE ANOTHER PROFESSOR OF SCIENCE AND ART LABS. AROUND THE ACADEMIC SPACE. THE COLLABORATIVE SPACE OVERSEEN BY FACULTY. WE ALSO HAVE SPECIAL EDUCATION CLASSROOMS. WITH ANOTHER PLANT OF ARTS AND SCIENCE PIECES. THE MEDIA CENTER SHOWN IN GREEN THE NORTH SIDE BECOMES AN ANCHOR TO THE ACADEMIC CUP. THE IDEA THERE IS A BECAUSE PART OF THE CIRCULATION PATH AND IS VERY OPEN AND ACCESSIBLE TO ALL STUDENTS. ALBEIT IN A JEFFERSONIAN WAY THE COMMUNITY IT WELCOMES FOLKS TO COME IN AND BECOME PART OF THEIR OWN LEARNING.AT THE SHARED ENVIRONMENT. WE LOOK AT WAYS TO BREAK DOWN THE WAY DINING IS MANAGED BUT WE ARE BOTH LARGER DINING SPACE ON THE SOUTH END OF THE COURTYARD. LOOKING AT WAYS TO INCORPORATE OTHER SERVING LINES. AN ACTIVITY REPORT TO THE BUILDING AS WELL. WE ARE LOOKING AT THAT. THE MEDIA CENTER AND OTHER PUBLIC AREAS OF THE BUILDING. SO THAT WE CAN ACTIVATE THOSE SPACES AND ALLEVIATE SOME OF THE OLD AND THAT MEANS DINING ROOM DOWNSTAIRS. PRETTY I DON’T KNOW IF THIS IS SOME OF THE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES.>>BEFORE WE TRANSITION ONE OF THE IMPORTANT THINGS AROUND THIS CONVERSATION. WE STARTED OUT WITH THIS IDEA. WHAT WOULD A SEPARATE FUND FOR PERFORMING ARTS LOOK LIKE? WE HAVE DIALOGUE ABOUT WHAT THAT COULD MEAN. WHAT IT COULD MEAN TO 21ST CENTURY EDUCATION. AS THE PROCESS INVOLVED THE HIT THE, WHY IS IT WHEN YOU LOOK IN THE BUILDING PERFORMING ARTS IS ON ONE SIDE OF THE BUILDING. SCIENCE IS ON THE OTHER. YOU KNOW, WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO INFUSE SOME OF THOSE PROGRAMS TOGETHER? WHAT DOES IT MEAN DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS OF THE BUILDING. DIFFERENT FUNCTIONS OF COLLABORATION WITH TEACHERS? DIFFERENT COLLABORATIONS WITH STUDENTS? THAT IS WHERE DOCTOR CRUMP CHALLENGE US TO THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT THE FACILITY.>>Man: WHEN WE WERE FIRST APPROACHED THE KEY THING THAT CAME UP IN THE BEGINNING WAS FLEXIBILITY OF SPACE. WE STARTED TO THINK WHAT IS IT NEED FOR FLEXIBILITY OF INSTRUCTION AS WELL. WHEN YOU LOOK AT PROJECT-BASED LOOKING, DESIGN, SCIENTIFIC INQUIRY.AND EXPERIENCES AND STUFF. THEY ARE ALL HOLDING HANDS WITH THE CREATIVE EXPERIENCE. THEY ALL HAVE THE SAME CHECKPOINTS AS THEY GO THROUGH. WE STARTED LOOKING AT WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A CREATIVITY TYPE OF APPROACH. THAT COULD BE SCIENCE EXPERIENCING ACOUSTICS IN A DIFFERENT WAY. WILL GIVE STUDENTS THAT KIND OF COLLABORATION. SETH SAID IT MENTIONED THAT IT HELPED COLLABORATION AMONG FACULTY. BUT ALSO COLLABORATION AMONG THE STUDENTS THEMSELVES. SO STUDENTS ARE WORKING WITH THEIR PEERS HAVING THEIR OWN CHOICES ON WHAT THEY ARE STARTING TO DEVELOP. AS PART OF THE PROJECT LEADER DEVELOPING A STRONG COMMUNITY NETWORK TO HELP THE STUDENTS GET DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES. WITHIN THE ARTS COMMUNITY. BEING ABLE TO HAVE RESIDENT ARTISTS COMING ON A REGULAR BASIS. SOME ENRICHMENT EXPERIENCES AS WELL.>>AGAIN TRYING TO DOVETAIL TO WHAT RANDY WHICH IS DISTRIBUTED BY THE OPPORTUNITIES TO FIND THAT AT DIFFERENT SCALES. WHETHER ADDING A NEW PUBLIC SPACE IN THE BUILDING OR ENCLOSED WITH RECONFIGURABLE FLEXIBLE LABS IS ONE OF OUR CHARGES MOVING FORWARD. AS WE GO UP THROUGH THE BUILDING, THE UPPERMOST FLOOR. THE THIRD FLOOR YOU CAN SEE THE TWO LOOK MATCH ACADEMIC LEARNING COMMUNITIES. ON THE EAST AND THE WEST SIDE. WE HAVE THE INTEGRATED SCIENCE AND ART SLAB. THE ARTS LABS SHOWING PERIPHERAL AND CONTINUATION OF CLASSROOM SPACES. BUT THE COLLABORATIVE AREAS. THESE VITAL INTERSECTIONS OF THE PLAN. WHAT ARE THE IDEAS HERE IS THERE IS THIS IMPORTANT CONTINUITY. THE FLOOR PLAN. WE SAW THAT AS AN IMPORTANT ELEMENT NOT ONLY FOR OPERATIONS OF THIS HIGH SCHOOL AND SUPERVISION. BUT ACCESS TO IDEAS AND THE SHARING OF IDEAS. ONLY ON THE LITERAL FLOW OF IDEAS. WE WERE TAKEN BY THAT AND WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE WHETHER A MEDIA CENTER OR A DINING AND CAFI SPACE ALL OF THE SPACES CANNOT ONLY GET IN THE WAY OF THAT BUT ENHANCE THAT FLOW. BUT IT’S ONE OF THE KEY ELEMENTS OF THE PLAN. AND BRING US TO THE IMAGERY OF THE BUILDING ON THE OUTSIDE.>>I WANTED TO TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE ELEVATIONS. THIS IS THE EAST ELEVATION. AT THE TOP WE ARE FACING FOR PHASE 2 WOULD GO. DURING THE SECOND PHASE OF THE PROJECT. AND, THAT IS NOT LABELED RIGHT. THAT IS THE NORTH ELEVATION FOR PHASE 2 WILL GO. AT THE BOTTOM THE EAST ELEVATION WHICH IS THE ELEVATION OF THE BUILDING FACING THE FIELD. ONE THE PICKLES WITH THE ELEVATION IS IT IS A LARGE BUILDING. WE WANTED TO BREAK DOWN THE SCALE OF THE BUILDING TO MAKE IT MORE PEDESTRIAN FRIENDLY. RELATE TO THE SCALE OF THE STUDENTS BY USING A VARIETY OF MATERIALS. WE ALSO WANTED TO TRY AND INCORPORATE SOME VOLUMES AND LOOK AT LAYERING THE FAGADE OF THE BUILDING TO HAVING THINGS PROJECT IN AND OUT. SOME OF THOSE FORMS START TO REFLECT SOME OF THE ACTIVITIES THAT ARE GOING ON ON THE INSIDE OF THE BUILDING. TO TRY TO BRING SOME OF THAT DYNAMIC ENERGY OF WHAT IS GOING ON INSIDE THE BUILDING. HELP ACTIVATE THE FAGADE OF THE BUILDING ITSELF. THIS IS THE OLD GEORGETOWN ROAD?>>THE BOTTOM ONE. IT SAYS SOUTH BUT THAT IS ACTUALLY WEST. AND I APOLOGIZE. THEY ARE INVERSE. THE TOP IMAGE IS THE SOUTH ELEVATION. AND THE BOTTOM IS THE WEST ELEVATION AND THAT IS THE OLD GEORGETOWN ROAD. ONE OF THE OTHER GOALS FOR THE EXTERIOR OF THIS BUILDING. IT IS TO CREATE A WELCOMING ENTRANCE FOR BOTH THE COMMUNITY AND THE STUDENTS. IN THE FACE TO THE COMMUNITY AS WELL. TRYING TO CREATE A LOCATION AND FACE FOR FOLKS TO ENTER THE BUILDING. AND JUST TO PRESENT A FAGADE TO THE BUILDING. AND THAT IS BOTH FOR THE MAIN ENTRANCE OF THE BUILDING WHICH IS WHAT WE LOOK AT. AS WELL AS THE BUS LOOP YOU HAVE A COUPLE DIFFERENT WAYS TO ENTER INTO THIS BUILDING. AND THEN THE BACK OF THE BUILDING WHICH IS TOWARD THE GYMNASIUM. YOU HAVE AN ATHLETIC ENTRANCE, AN ATHLETIC PLAZA AT THE BACK OF THE BUILDING. IN FROM THE FIELD WERE STUDENTS COMING IN FROM THE FIELD. ANOTHER WELCOMING ENTRANCE IN THAT DIRECTION. AND THEN INSIDE OF THE BUILDING AS WE TALKED ABOUT BEFORE. IT IS ORGANIZED AROUND A CENTRAL COURTYARD. DEVELOPING THAT SPACE AS A SAFE, SECURE PLACE. A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES. IT IS ACOUSTICALLY WELL-DESIGNED. SUPPORT ACTIVITIES COULD GO ON DURING THE COURSE OF THE DAY. BUT ALSO HAS INTERESTING MATERIALS. AGAIN, REFLECT THE INTERESTING STUFF GOING ON INSIDE OF THIS BUILDING. LOTS OF ENERGIES LOTS OF ACTIVITY. AND TRANSLATE THAT AND LET PEOPLE KNOW WHAT IS GOING ON.>>AND DO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE EVOLUTION OF THE COURTYARD ITSELF? THAT THE COURTYARD FELT TOO BIG? WE STARTED TO BREAK THIS DOWN A LITTLE BIT.>>DEFINITELY. THAT SETH WAS SAYING ONE OF THE COMMENTS WE GOT IS THIS IS A LARGE SPACE. WHEN WE FIRST LOCATED WE WERE TRYING TO ORGANIZE IT AROUND LARGER PERFORMANCES OR LARGER INSTRUCTIONAL GROUPS. TO WHAT WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF DOING. IT IS AN ONGOING DISCUSSION. DIVIDING IT INTO SUBMENUS. WHEN LOOKING AT POTENTIALLY HAVING A SMALLER DINING. AND ON THE SOUTH END OF THE COURTYARD HAVING A SMALLER VENUE. LIKE AN AMPHITHEATER THAT MAY BE WILL SERVE 100 TO 200 PEOPLE. UP IN THE MID-LEVEL WE ARE LOOKING AT DOING A TERRACE. YOU CAN LOOK DOWN AND FEW THINGS IN THE AMPHITHEATER. BUT ALSO IT IS A SEATING TERRACE. SO IF THERE WAS A PERFORMANCE GOING ON YOU COULD WATCH.OR JUST HAVE SEATING AND RELAX OUTSIDE. AS WELL INCORPORATE A LAWN AREA. WHERE YOU CAN RELAX AND BE OUTSIDE IN AN INFORMAL OR INSTRUCTIONAL SITUATION. AND ALSO WE ARE LOOKING AT DOING A SMALLER INSTRUCTIONAL GROUP AREA UP ON THE NORTH SIDE TO THE MEDIA CENTER. AGAIN, BREAKING DOWN THIS LARGER SPACE INTO SPACES OF SMALLER SCALE. BUT A VARIETY OF SCALES SO WE HAVE A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT TYPES OF ACTIVITIES IN THIS SPACE.>>SOME OF THESE IMAGES WILL BE IN THE VIDEO.>>OKAY.>>THIS IS GOOD. I WILL LET COLLEAGUES MAKE COMMENTS. I DO WANT TO SAY AS WE CONTINUE TO THE SECOND PHASE WHERE WE HAVE THE PROBLEMATIC CONVERSATIONS WE KEEP THE DELL COUNTY CONSORTIUM PART OF THIS CONVERSATION BECAUSE I THINK IF YOU JUST LISTEN TO A LOT OF THE VOICES YOU WOULD THINK THE SCHOOL IS FOR ONE CLUSTER IN PARTICULAR. WE HAVE OVERCROWDING NOT ONLY IN BALTIMORE BUT THE DELL COUNTY CONSORTIUM. WE DON’T KNOW WHAT STUDENTS WILL BE ASSIGNED TO THE SCHOOL BUT IT WILL BE IMPORTANT PEOPLE KNOW ALONG THE WAY WHAT WE ARE DOING. AND THE CONVERSATION SO THEY CAN ADD TO IT AS WELL BUT JUST WANT TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT WE KEEP THAT AT THE FOREFRONT OF OUR MINDS AS WE ARE DOING THE SECOND PHASE. AND SO I STARTED OFF WITH MS. DIXON LAST TIME SO MS. SMONDROSKI?>>Rebecca Smondrowski: THANK YOU.>>Doctor Docca: MS. SMONDROSKI?>>WE ARE HAVING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.>>Rebecca Smondrowski: I JUST WANT TO SAY ABOUT THIS PROJECT. THE FUTURE OF SCHOOLS WHAT I ENVISION OF THE FUTURE OF SCHOOLS. ESPECIALLY THE OPENNESS WITH THE COURTYARD. I WAS GLAD TO HEAR THAT YOU WILL STILL HAVE THE SEATING. THAT ORIGINALLY SPOKEN WITH YOU ALL. I DON’T KNOW, INGROUND SEATING. AND I THINK IT IS REALLY GREAT WAY OF BRINGING PEOPLE TOGETHER. AT OPENING UP OPPORTUNITIES. LIKE YOU HAD MENTIONED. I LIKE THE CAFETERIA THING. HAVING THESE CONVERSATIONS, BETTER WAYS OF MAKING USE OF HOW KIDS CAN EAT AND GET THEIR FOOD. AND YOU ALL WOULD KNOW THEY TAKE THEIR FOOD AND GET OUT IN THE HALLWAYS OR WHATEVER. I LIKE THEIR IS A LOT. AND THE FLEX SPACE I THINK IS GOING TO BE CRITICAL. I AM VERY EXCITED ABOUT THIS I THINK IT LOOKS GREAT. HOPEFULLY PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE PHASE 1, PHASE 2 ASPECT OF IT. I KNOW IT IS COMPLICATED WE’VE GOTTEN A LOT OF EMAILS WITH CONCERNS OF WHAT IS STILL COMING. I THINK WE ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK HERE.>>Shebra Evans: DOCTOR SMITH? THANK YOU SMONDROSKI.>>Dr. Smith: I JUST DON’T WANT OUR COMMUNITY TO MISS WHAT HAS SET UP FOR THE FUTURE OF SCHOOLS. AND I CONTINUE TO LOOK AT HIGH SCHOOL AND OFTEN WISH I WERE TEACHING HIGH SCHOOL BUT WHAT I SEE A SCHOOL LIKE THIS I TRULY WISH I WAS TEACHING HIGH SCHOOL. WHETHER LITERATURE OR DIRECTING A PLAY OR WORKING WITH STUDENTS IN STUDENT GOVERNMENT. THE INTEGRATION PIECE. WHEN I THINK IF YOU PUT 1000 ADULTS TO A CONVENTION CENTER. AND HE SAID WE WILL GO TO MEETINGS EVERY HOUR FOR THREE HOURS WE WOULD HAVE AN HOUR LONG LUNCH. THEY GO TO A MEETING EVERY HOUR AFTER THAT, EVERY DAY. AND MAKE THEM SIT IN UNIFORM ROOMS AND UNIFORM DESKS AND MAKE THEM ALL SIT AT UNIFORM TABLES IN A UNIFORM CAFETERIA. ADULT WOULD REBEL. AND WE HAVE TO MAKE HIGH SCHOOL MORE LIKE THE LIVES OF THE STUDENTS WE ARE SERVING. AND I THINK OUR HIGH SCHOOLS ARE WONDERFUL. I JUST THINK I WANT TO TEACHER. THIS IS SUCH A GREAT SCHOOL AND GREAT SPACE. AND WE HAVE TO BUILD THE SPACES. LOOKING FORWARD. WHATEVER THIS TURNED OUT TO BE I THINK WE ARE MOVING FORWARD IN THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT HOW WE SERVE ADOLESCENTS WHO ARE ESSENTIALLY ADULTS.THEY NEED A LOT OF CARE AND DIRECTION AND GUIDANCE. SO TO LOTS OF 25 AND 35 AND 45-YEAR-OLDS. I JUST THINK THAT BALANCE IS CRITICAL. WHAT YOU SAID TO ME, I THINK IS THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF THIS CONVERSATION.>>I APPRECIATE THAT. AND THE OTHER WITH THE WE TALK SO MUCH ABOUT LUNCH SHAME AND ALL OF THAT. THIS OPENS UP. HAVING THE ABILITY TO HAVE DIFFERENT STATIONS THAT COULD GET DIFFERENT TYPES OF FOOD. THE STUFF WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT.>>THANK YOU. THIS IS O’NEILL?>>Patricia O’Neill: THANK YOU I THINK IT LOOKS EXCITING. I DO HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS. I KNOW THERE IS COMMUNITY CONCERN ABOUT PHASE 2. WE HAVE BEEN INUNDATED WITH A LOT OF EMAILS FROM FOLKS SAYING FULLY FUND THE PROJECT. I WANT TO STATE OF THE OUTSET I AM A BIT CONCERNED THAT THE RESOLUTION MAKES NO GROUNDWORK FOR PHASE 2. AND WHILE WE DON’T TOTALLY KNOW THE COST OF PHASE 2 I THINK THERE NEEDS TO BE ANOTHER RESULT THAT REFERENCES CAN BE BACK FOR PHASE 2. MAYBE THAT IS JUST ME.>>MS. O’NEILL WE WERE DISCUSSING THAT. AND CONSIDERING THAT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE. WE CAN EITHER DO IT HERE. OR WHAT WE WOULD DO IS MAKE IT A PART OF THE OVERALL RESOLUTION THAT WE COULD ADOPT.>>THIS COULD BE A LIVING DOCUMENT. SOMEONE DOING A SEARCH OF OUR MINUTES FOR THIS MEETING. IF WE NEED IT RESULT IN HERE ABOUT PHASE 2. RESOLVED IN HERE. ABOUT PHASE 2. WE HAVE COMMUNITY INPUT ABOUT CONCERNS, ABOUT THE FIELDS AND THE STADIUM. AND I AM HAPPY TO SEE THAT IN PHASE 2. I KNOW WE HAVE CONSTRUCTED. WHEATON FIELDS ARE JUST NOW BEING COMPLETED. SENECA VALLEY WILL OPEN IN SEPTEMBER THEIR FIELDS WILL BE DONE. THAT HAS HAPPENED. JEANETTE, WHEN YOU OPENED PAGE. THEY WERE NOT OPEN. THE COMMUNITY MAY NOT BE AS INTIMATELY INVOLVED WITH OUR PROCESSES. WILL LOOK AT THIS AND THEY DON’T SEE IT. HIS THERE AND AUDITORIUM PLANS IN THIS? IN PHASE 2? I COULD NOT FIND IT.>>PHASE 2 WHEN WE THINK OF PHASE 2 IS AT A MINIMUM WE KNOW PHASE 2 HAS TO BE AN AUDITORIUM HAS TO BE A SECOND JIM AND AN ATHLETIC FIELD. BUT I THINK WE ARE ALSO LOOKING AT PHASE 2 AND OPPORTUNITY TO DO AUDITORIUM PLUS. AGAIN, SEE WHERE THERE IS SOME RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PERFORMING ARTS AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION. THE ATHLETIC FACILITY FOR US AT THIS POINT ARE GIVEN FOR THEY ARE GOING TO BE. I THINK THE OTHER BIG UNKNOWN FOR THE SITE IS ESSENTIALLY PARKING. ONE OF THE THINGS REFERRED OVERWHELMINGLY FROM COMMUNITY IS INDEED MORE PARKING. OTHER AGENCIES ARE SAYING REDUCE YOUR PARKING. WE FALL IN THE MIDDLE. I THINK WE ARE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO DO LOW COST STRUCTURE TYPE OF PARKING. LOOKING AGAIN FOR DIFFERENT OPPORTUNITIES TO FIND PARKING IN A SUSTAINABLE WAY. BUT I THINK AT A MINIMUM FROM PHASE 2 IT ABSOLUTELY IS AN AUDITORIUM, A SECOND JIM, AND ATHLETIC FIELD. BUT IT IS MUCH MORE THAN THAT. THAT IS WHAT WE WANT TO WORK THROUGH WITH THE COMMUNITY. WITH CURRICULUM. WITH YOU ALL OVER THE NEXT SEVERAL MONTHS TO YEAR.>>I LOOK AT THE SITE, ACKNOWLEDGING IT IS A TYPE SITE. WE DID DRIVE OVER THERE TO EYEBALL IT ON MY OWN. YOU ILLUSTRATE WHERE THE FIELDS WILL BE PAID GIVEN THE TIGHT NATURE OF THE SITE, YOU KNOW. THE CURRENT WOODWARD. TO LAST ANOTHER 60 YEARS. THEY IS NO SPACE.>>WE MASTER PLAN THE FIRST SIGN. WE ARE LOOKING AT THAT. WE HAVE THOSE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT WE BUILT AS A HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM. THAT MAKES THE MOST SENSE. WHEN WE TALK ABOUT AUDITORIUM OR AUDITORIUM PLUS. BOTH ON FACILITIES AND CURRICULUM. START TO POINT US IN A DIRECTION WHERE WE SEE SOMETHING THAT IS A LARGER SCALE. SOMETHING ALONG THE LINES OF WHAT WE ARE LOOKING AT RIGHT NOW. FLEXIBLE SPACES THAT CAN GO FOR SMALLER PERFORMANCE, LARGER PERFORMANCE. WE ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY. WE FEEL CONFIDENT WE HAVE PROGRAMMED THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF SPACE TO DEVELOP THAT WITHIN PHASE 2 WITH DOCTOR ZUCKERMAN HE SAID HE WOULD BRING BACK THE ADDED PIECE OF THIS CIP SOLUTION. NOT FOR THIS ONE? NOT FOR US HERE TODAY. QUICK DO WE WANT TO DO THAT AT THE TABLE?>>I WOULD FEEL BETTER BEFORE WE ADOPT. I AM NOT GOING TO VOTE FOR THIS WITHOUT A REFERENCE TO PHASE 2. I DON’T IN THE OVERALL CIP BUT THIS IS THE DOCUMENT SOMEONE LOOKING TO SEE. I FEEL STRONGLY IT NEEDS TO BE REFERENCED IN HERE. WE HAVE HEARD FROM HUNDREDS OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS. AT ESSENTIALLY WHAT THEY ARE GETTING AT IS MAKING PROMISES ABOUT PHASE 2. BEFORE I FORGET.>>WE ARE SAYING WE WILL DO IT.>>I WOULD PREFER IT.>>CAN WE HOLD THAT THOUGHT FOR ONE SECOND. I WANT TO TALK ABOUT THE CAFETERIA. MRS. SPONGE ROSKI HAS BEEN EXCITED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF SERVING AND FACES THROUGHOUT THE BUILDING. ONE OF THE FREQUENT CONCERNS AND WE WILL HEAR IT WHEN WE HAVE THE NOVEMBER CIP IS OUR CAFETERIAS ARE TOO SMALL FOR OUR STUDENT POPULATION.AND I KNOW STUDENTS TAKE THEIR LUNCH OTHER PLACES.BUT BLAIR HAS 3000 KIDS. WE REPEATEDLY HEAR THE LUNCH ROOM IS TOO SMALL. ALSO WITH 1500 KIDS. WE REPEATEDLY AND WE WILL HEAR IT THIS TIME. THEIR LUNCH ROOM IS TOO SMALL FOR THE KIDS. WE WILL BUILD A SCHOOL 2700 KIDS. DID YOU HAVE SOME IDEA WHAT THIS LUNCHROOM CAPACITY IS?>>THAT IS A GREAT POINT IT IS WHEN WE HAVE BEEN CHEWING ON, TOO. WITH THE BUILDING BEING FOUR FLOORS WE DON’T WANT TO CONCENTRATE ON THE ACTIVITY AND ENERGY ON ONE FLOOR. THE LOWEST AREA OF THE BUILDING. WE ARE LOOKING FOR OTHER SPACES TO HELP ALLEVIATE SOME OF THAT. THEY WILL BE POSITIONED NEAR FREIGHT ELEVATORS IN THE BUILDING. THE KITCHEN TO GET THINGS TO AND FROM VERY EASILY. COULD BE A PART OF THAT CONSIDERATION AS WELL. THE MAIN DINING ROOM ITSELF, 12,000? 10,000? 10 OR 11,000 SQUARE FEET. A LITTLE BIT LARGER THAN IN A TYPICAL HIGH SCHOOL. BUT AGAIN FACTORING IN THE REMOTE SPACES WE MAY HAVE FOUR SERVING LINES IN THE MAIN DINING ROOM. ON THE LOWEST LEVEL.>>Shebra Evans: -3DISTRIBUTED ELSEWHERE THROUGHOUT THE BUILDING SO FOOD SERVICE ON THE BEST PLACES TO OCCUR.>>I THINK THAT IS AN IMPORTANT PART WE’VE HAD A LOT OF CONVERSATIONS AROUND US. THE STRUGGLE WITH CAFETERIAS ARE TYPICALLY THE LINES. I THINK WHEN YOU LOOK AT A NEW HIGH SCHOOL MODEL AND ISSUING A SPACE WHERE KIDS ARE EXPERIENCING WHAT THEY EXPERIENCE OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL. WE ARE EXPANDING THAT MODEL OF HOW YOU DELIVER FOOD AND DIFFERENT LEVELS IN DIFFERENT AREAS OF THE SITE. I THINK FOR US THAT CHALLENGE WILL CONTINUE TO BE THAT COLLABORATION WITH FOOD NUTRITION SERVICES. BUT TO THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT HOW WE DELIVER FOOD. IF YOU ARE ABLE TO DELIVER FOOD ONE THIRD ON THIS LEVEL, ONE THIRD ON THIS LEVEL. AT A PORTION IN A DIFFERENT LEVEL IT IS NOT NECESSARILY ABOUT THE EATING SPACE. IT IS ABOUT THE ACCESSIBILITY.>>IT IS A CONCERN THAT WE HAVE HEARD FOR MANY YEARS. WALTER JOHNSON, CHURCH EMPLOYERS IS THERE. AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT WOULD WORK SITUATION WILL BE PAID WE WILL HEAR IT FROM BLAIR AND HERE IT FROM POSTVILLE. THOSE SIZES THE CONCERN WE HAVE ABOUT A 2500.>>I DO THINK.>>IF YOU DON’T HAVE THOUGHTFUL DESIGN IT WILL NOT BE A SUCCESSFUL FUNCTION. BUT WE ARE PUTTING THE TIME INTO THINKING DIFFERENTLY ABOUT FOOD DELIVERY. THAT IS PRETTY MUCH ALL LEVELS BUT PARTICULARLY HIGH SCHOOLS. WITH THE ONE LUNCH PERIOD. WHETHER 3000, WHETHER 2000. WHETHER 1400 ONE LUNCH CREATES CHALLENGES. BUT I THINK WE HAVE TO THINK DIFFERENTLY ABOUT HOW WE CONDUCT AND OUR FACILITIES ARE DESIGNED. AND SITUATED TO HANDLE THAT.>>AND THE ANDY OR DR ZUCKERMAN.>>WE CAN ADD A SECOND WHEREAS THE PHASE 2 OF THE PROJECT WILL CONTAIN ADDITIONAL AMENITIES INCLUDING A SECOND JIM, AUDITORIUM / SPACE AT THE STADIUM. THAT IS MY RECOMMENDATION SPEED OULDN’T THAT BE DEPENDENT ON FUNDING?>>THAT IS, I MEAN TO BE HONEST RIGHT NOW.>>WE HAVE THE FUNDING.>>Shebra Evans: IS THAT YOUR QUESTION?>>SHOULD BE MENTIONED THAT?>>ONE IMPORTANT ASPECT IS WE ARE HERE FOR PHASE 1 WE HAVE TO COME BACK FOR PHASE 2 FOR A SIMILAR PROCESS. IN A SIMILAR FOR A PHASE 2 A SECOND MANDATORY REFERRAL FOR PHASE 2. IT IS NOT NECESSARILY NOT COMING BACK TO THE BOARD THAT THE CONVERSATION. AROUND FUNDING TO TIMING. IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE WE DO HAVE TO COME BACK TO THE BOARD. I DON’T KNOW IF WE NEED TO ADD THAT.>>GIVEN FROM MY PERSPECTIVE. PHASE 1 AND PHASE 2. RIGHT NOW MONEY REQUESTED FOR PHASE 1. IT IS THE DESIGN WORK WE HAVE TO COME BACK. REGARDLESS OF WHAT HAPPENS WE HAVE TO BRING IT BACK.>>.>>Brenda Wolff: IT WOULD BRING IT IMPACTED THAT MEAN WE HAVE TO HAVE THE MONEY?>>MS. DIXON?>>Jeanette Dixon: CAN WE COME BACK TO THAT LATER?I TRUST THE SUPERINTENDENT THAT WE WILL DO THAT. DO WE DO IT RIGHT NOW DO WE HAVE TO?>>UNTIL THE END OF THE PROCESS. THE CIP RESOLUTION IN A FEW WEEKS. THE 26TH OF NOVEMBER. I AM TRYING TO GET MY DATE RIGHT.>>Dr. Smith: IT CERTAINLY NEEDS TO BE THERE WE DON’T WANT TO TIE UP THE FUNDING FOR PHASE 2 BECAUSE WITH HAVE A LOT OF PROJECTS THAT WILL GET DONE IN OTHER PARTS OF THE COUNTY DURING THE PHASE AND CONSTRUCTION OF THIS SCHOOL.>>Shebra Evans: COULD YOU TURN OFF THE LIGHT SMONDROSKI. COULD YOU SAY WHEREAS YOU WILL RETURN TO THE BOARD FOR DISCUSSION OF PHASE 2 AND A LATER DATE?>>WHEREAS ON NUMBER 26. KEEPING IT SIMPLE.>>Doctor Docca: IF RESULT THAT THE STAFF WILL COME BACK TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION FOR PHASE 2 RECOMMENDATION. I JUST REALLY FEEL IT NEEDS TO BE >>IF WE ARE COMFORTABLE ADDING ARCHITECTURE. AND SAY THAT WILL COME BACK TO THE BOARD FOR PRELIMINARY PLANS FOR PHASE 2 OF THIS PROJECT. IN THE SUBSEQUENT CIP.>>THE SUPERINTENDENT THAT HE WOULD COME BACK WITH THAT NOVEMBER 26. I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT THE PROBLEM IS. WE DON’T ALWAYS GET WHAT WE WANT WHEN WE FEEL STRONGLY ABOUT IT.>>WE ARE HAPPY TO DO WHATEVER THE BOARD WOULD LIKE TO DO.>>WE CAN VOTE WHETHER WE WANT TO ADD IT.>>I HAVE NOT HEARD A SECOND. AND IF THERE IS A SECOND WE CAN VOTE TO SEE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ADD THE RESULTS. ALL IN FAVOR OF ADDING THE RESULT.>>WE WOULD ADD RESULT THAT STAFF WILL DEVELOP PRELIMINARY PLANS FOR PHASE 2 OF THE CHARLES WOODWARD HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT. TO BRING BACK TO THE BOARD AT A LATER DATE.>>ALL IN FAVOR? MS. SILVESTRE, MS. DIXON, MS. SMONDROSKI, WE WILL HEAR BACK ON NOVEMBER 26. AT AT THIS TIME I JUST NEED — >>I MOTION.>>I SECOND.>>Shebra Evans: ALL IN FAVOR? YOU HAVE A QUESTION WHAT IS YOUR QUESTION? WE CAN STOP RIGHT THERE AND GO AROUND THE TABLE. DOCTOR DOCCA DID YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?>>Doctor Docca: I DO NOT REALLY HAVE A QUESTION I WORK IN THAT BUILDING. IT WAS NOT A GREAT BUILDING TO BEGIN WITH. BUT THE ARE HERE IN THE COMMUNITY NEEDS THIS. THANK YOU.>>MS. SILVESTRI?>>WHAT IS THE NEXT STEP? WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS?>>SO WE WILL CONTINUE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN TERMS OF FURTHER REFINING THE INTERIOR SPACE. FURTHER REFINING THE FAGADE THE ARCHITECTURE OF THE BUILDING. THE NEXT STEP FOR US ARE AN AGGRESSIVE SUBMISSION AND COMMUNICATION WITH OUR AGENCY PARTNERS. SPECIFICALLY THE PARK AND PLANNING FOLKS. WE GO THROUGH A MANDATORY REFERRAL PROCESS FOR THAT WHICH IS A PUBLIC PROCESS. AND WORK THROUGH THE PERMITTING OF THIS PROCESS. FOR US EXCEPT ARE REALLY THE REGULATORY ELEMENTS OF THE PROJECT OVER THE NEXT YEAR. WE WOULD START ABATEMENT AND DEMOLITION OF THE BUILDING NEXT YEAR. AND BREAK GROUND ON PHASE 1. ESSENTIALLY THE WINNER OF 2021.>>I WANT TO ASK ABOUT COMMUNICATION. WITH THE MIDDLE SCHOOL KIDS WHAT COMMUNICATION HAS HAPPENED THERE AND WHAT PLANS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE?>>JUNE 14 JUST TO CONNECT THAT TO ALL OF THE FAMILIES IN THE NORTHWOOD CLUSTER ELEMENTARY SYSTEM IN HIGH SCHOOL. JUST EXPLAINING FOR WE WERE IN THE PROCESS. I SENT ANOTHER ONE LAST WEEK AGAIN TO ALL THE FAMILIES EXPLAINING WHERE WE WERE WITH THIS PROJECT. AND THAT WE WOULD BE FORMING A STEERING COMMITTEE THAT WOULD BE MADE UP OF LEADERSHIP. CURRENT LEADERSHIP FROM DIFFERENT CLUSTER SCHOOLS TO HELP GUIDE THE OPERATIONAL IMPLEMENTATION TO A HOLDING FACILITY. FOR ANOTHER FOUR YEARS. STILL WE WANT TO GET THAT WORK STARTED NOW. THERE ARE A LOT OF QUESTIONS. WE HEARD A SPEAKER TONIGHT TALK ABOUT WHERE WE PLAY ATHLETIC CON AS WELL. BE GENEROUS AND WOULD SAY. WITH THE PARKING THERE IS A CHURCH ACROSS THE STREET FROM THE SCHOOL. I KNOW THEY HAD FOR THE LAST ELECTION. MAYBE WE CAN DO SOME THINGS WITH THEM. YOU KNOW, SHARING SOME PARKING JUST AN IDEA THAT CAME TO MIND. IN THE LAST THING IS THERE A REASON WE JUST HAVE WOODWARD HIGH SCHOOL ON THE FRONT OF THE BUILDING AS OPPOSED TO CHARLES W WOODWARD HIGH SCHOOL? BECAUSE I THINK WHEN YOU HAVE A SCHOOL NAMED AFTER YOU YOUR FULL NAME SHOULD BE UP THERE.>>WE WILL TAKE THAT FOR THE NEXT MEETING.>>I APPRECIATE THAT THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION. AND I THINK WITH ALL OF THIS. WHEN OUR COMMUNITY SEES THE END RESULT. I THINK IT WILL BE OKAY.>>THANK YOU.>>MRS. SMONDROSKI?>>Rebecca Smondrowski: THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMENTS I KNOW GAITHERSBURG HAS THIS LARGE PEOPLE ARE LINED UP ALONG THE WILL OF THE QUESTIONS ABOUT GAITHERSBURG.>>WE ALREADY DID THAT.>>Shebra Evans: THE WE HAD A MOTION AND A SECOND. ALL IN FAVOR? AND THAT IS UNANIMOUS. SO NOW WE WANT TO THANK YOU YOU FOR COMING TO PRESENT FOR SHOWING UP. GREAT WORK. AND AT THIS TIME THE BOARD WILL GO INTO RECESS FOR 15 MINUTES WE WILL BE BACK AT 6:5. ♪♪ ♪ I THINK IT’S BETTER TO DO THE ONE PAGE.I’M NOT SURE THEY WERE SITTING THERE FOR A REASON.WE CAN CONSTANTLY FIND THEM. THERE IS PLENTY OF COPIES. NEED TO FIND ONE. MISTAKES IN? HE IS SHAKING HIS HEAD >>DO WENEED TO VOTE ? LIVED IN SECOND? ALL IN FAVOR # THAT IS UNANIMOUS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK ON THIS. THE NEXT DOCUMENT YOU HAVE IS PROPOSED LEGISLATION FOR THE NEXT SESSION. ONE OF THE THINGS IT WOULD BE MY SECOND YEAR AND NOT MY FIRST. ONE OF THE THINGS I TRIED TO DO IS MEET ONE-ON-ONE WITH THE DELEGATION MEMBERS AND ASKING THEM WHAT LEGISLATION ARE YOU CONSIDERING AND BRING BACK? THIS IS NOT A COMPREHENSIVE LIST.IT’S JUST THE BEGINNING. I HAVE A NUMBER TWO MORE MEET WITH AND THE BOARD WILL MEET WITH THE WHOLE DELEGATION ON NOVEMBER 5. WE WILL HEAR MORE THAN. COMING BACK, AND THE FIRST PAGE, YOU SEE THE BILL ABOUT PUBLIC SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION. THAT WILL BE HOUSE BILL ON. THE SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE HAS ALREADY ALTERED DETERMINE THAT. IT’S THE SAME BILL AS LAST YEAR. YOU WILL GET A CHANCE TO VOTE ON THEM ONCE WE GET THE ACTUAL BILL. YOU GET THE INFORMATION WHERE WE ARE AND WHAT WE DID IN THE PAST. THE SPECIAL EDUCATION BILL IS EXPERT FOR WITNESSES. IT’S A VERY COMPREHENSIVE BILL. WE OPPOSED IT LAST YEAR. THE BILL WAS DROPPED AND WE WILL BRING IT BACK AGAIN WITH A CLEAR EXPLANATION AS FOR YOUR POSITION AT THAT TIME. UNTIL HE BILL IS A BILL IS NOT A BILL.UNTIL THERE IS A BILL WE WON’T KNOW WILL CHANGE AROUND IT. IT’S A BILL WE DID SUPPORT. IT’S A BILL OF FEMININE PROJECTS IN SCHOOL.WE HAVE AN OLD HIGH SCHOOL IS ALREADY IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOLS WHERE WE HAVE FEMININE HYGIENE PRODUCTS IN THE NURSES OFFICE. IT’S AT NO CHARGE TO STUDENTS. THE BILL WOULD ASK US TO PUT THEM IN THE BATHROOM RATHER THAN THE NURSES OFFICE. AGAIN, WHEN THE BILL DROPS AND COMES BACK WE WILL HAVE THE CONVERSATION. HB 423 THE ELECTION LAW VOTER REGISTRATION. WE DID SUPPORT THE BILL LAST YEAR AND IT PASSED THROUGH THE HOUSE AND INSTALLED IN THE SENATE. IT WOULD CREATE THE ABILITY FOR STUDENTS TO REGISTER TO VOTE AT SCHOOL TWICE PER YEAR. IT HAS BEEN VERY HIGHLY TOUTED BY THE STUDENT MEMBERS OF THE BOARD. STUDENT COUNCIL LEADERSHIP IT’S A BILL WE CONTINUE TO FOLLOW AS SOON AS THE BILL DROPS WE WILL BRING IT TO YOUR ATTENTION. WHAT YOU SEE I LOOKED AT IT THE WRONG WAY. GUIDELINES ON TRAUMA INFORMED APPROACHES A BILL ONE OF THE DELEGATES. IT’S ABOUT OUR TRAINING AND STAFF TO BE ABLE TO IDENTIFY MORE OF THE TRAUMA INDICATORS AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT THOSE. ALSO, DID NOT PASS THE SENATE. WELCOME BACK AGAIN.ELECTION LAW, LOCAL PUBLIC CAMPAIGN. MANY OF YOU HAVE HEARD ABOUT THIS AND IT’S ALREADY BEEN SHARED WITH THE COUNTY COUNCIL SO IT IS THE EXACT BILL AS LAST YEAR. WE SUPPORT THAT BILL. HELPS WITH PUBLIC FINANCE TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT THAT ARE ABLE TO RUN FOR POSITION. NOW YOU SEE THE LAST THREE THINGS THAT ARE ON HERE. THESE ARE NOT BILLS THAT ARE RETURNING.THEY ARE BILLS THAT MEMBERS OF DELEGATION ARE CONSIDERING SO HAVE COME TO ME AND SAID, LET ME TELL YOU I’M THINKING ABOUT DOING THIS. THE FIRST ONE IS ABOUT BANNING THE LEAD PELLETS AND RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING PROGRAMS. WE HAVE BEEN WORKING CLOSELY WITH THE DELEGATE INPROVIDING INFORMATION . WE HAVE THREE SCHOOLS THAT HAVE AS OF LAST COUNT I HAVEN’T LOOKED TO SEE IF IT CHANGED. I WANT TO ASSURE YOU THE COUNTY FUND AND SCHOOL FUND IS NOT GO TO THAT ANYWAY. IT’S PAID FOR AS PART OF THE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE MILITARY THAT IS SPONSORING THEM.I WILL BRING YOU DATA AND WE CAN MAKE ANY POSITION AT THAT POINT. THIS IS THE STATE BOARD TRANSFER. THERE HAS BEEN A LEGISLATION IF IT HAD PASSED. THE STATE BOARD HAD REGULATIONS OFFER, THE REGULATIONS SAY THAT IF YOU DENY AN APPEAL TO A STUDENT THEY CAN APPEAL TO THE STATE BOARD WHICH IS THE CASE RIGHT NOW. HOWEVER, THEY HAVE TO ASSUME THAT THE BOARD IS CORRECT SO UNLESS THEY CAN FIND SOMETHING ILLEGAL ON IT IT’S NOT UNETHICAL, THEY LEAVE STANDING AS IT IS. THE WORK IS STILL OUT THERE. THE BOARD WILL COME BACK AND BECAUSE OF RIGHT NOW, I DON’T THINK THEY WILL HAVE LEGISLATION AROUND UNTIL THEY MAKE A DECISION ABOUT THE LEGISLATION. WE HAVE A COUPLE OF OTHER THINGS THAT WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT . ONE IS PEACE ORDERS. THIS IS NOT TO SAY THAT YOU CAN’T HAVE THEM BUT IT WOULD SAY WITH THE SCHOOL SYSTEM AND TO LOOK AT THE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PRACTICES AND DETERMINE WHEN THE PIECE ORDER IS NECESSARY. DO WE HAVE ANY DELEGATES WERE INTERESTED IN SPONSORING LEGISLATION AND WE WILL BRING IT BACK WHEN THERE’S ACTUAL LEGISLATION. A COUPLE OTHER THINGS THAT ARE COMING BACK AND NOT FROM THE DELEGATION BUT FROM OTHER DELEGATES THAT MIGHT IMPACT YOU ARE NOT ON THE LIST BUT NOT FROM THE DELEGATIONS HAVE TO COME BACK ELSEWHERE. IT’S ON RESTORATIVE PRACTICES AND CURRICULAR MANDATE. YOU HEAR ABOUT THE HOLOCAUST CURRICULUM THAT THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT AND ALSO A REALLY LARGE CONVERSATION AND LIKEL, LEGISLATION CREATING A GROUP THAT LOOKS AT CURRICULUM IN TERMS OF MAKING SURE IT’S INCLUSIVE. ESPECIALLY HISTORY TO INCLUDE LGBT Q AND MORE ABOUT CIVIL RIGHTS AND MORE ABOUT MINORITY LEADERS AND THEIR PART IN THE HISTOR. THAT IS WHERE IT SAYS CURRICULAR MANDATES. HOW DID THEY ENSURE THAT WE ARE ALL DOING THAT? THERE IS A COUPLE OF LEGAL BILLS AROUND NEGLIGENT STANDARDS. I WISH JOSH WAS HERE BUT THOSE ARE ABOUT LIMITING THE SUMMARY JUDGMENT AND THEY ARE VERY LAW CENTERED. I WILL LET YOU KNOW WHEN THEY COME OUT.WHEN THAT WILL BE INTERESTING AND WE ARE NOT SURE WHERE IT WILL GO IS MEDICAL MARIJUANA AND CBD. RIGHT NOW, AS YOU KNOW, IT’S MEDICALLY LEGAL IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND TO HAVE RELEVANT MEDICAL MARIJUANA OR CBD. FOR CHILDREN WITHSEIZURES , EPILEPSY. THEY OFTEN USE CBD OIL OR MEDICAL MARIJUANA. RIGHT NOW THAT CANNOT BE ADMINISTERED ON SCHOOL PROPERTY OR BY SCHOOL PERSONNEL. DELAWARE AND NEW JERSEY HAVE BOTH PASSED LAWS CALIFORNIA IS FIGHTING BACK AND FORTH. THE NEIGHBOR PASSED A POLICY ALLOWING IF A STUDENT HAD A MEDICAL MARIJUANA CARD THEY CAN TREAT IT LIKE ANY OTHER PRESCRIPTION MEDICATION THAT THEY TAKE. WE HAVE A NUMBER DELEGATES WERE INTERESTED IN LEGISLATION AROUND THAT. I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW IT’S ON THE LIST. LOTS OF CONVERSATION ON UNION AND LABOR BOARD DECISIONS. WE WILL CONTINUE TO FOLLOW THAT AND I THINK SOME OF IT WILL FOLD INTO KERWIN BUT THERMIGHT BE SEPARATE PIECES AS WELL. STUDENT TRANSPORTATION , LOTS OF TRANSPORTATION AROUND SEATBELTS ON BUSES. AGAI, SOME OF THE STUFF WE SAW LAST YEAR. THERE IS ALSO SOME TALK ABOUT LEGISLATION WITH THE NUMBER OF AIDS THAT HAVE TO BE ON SPECIAL BUSES TO SEE WHERE IT WILL END. IT’S ABOUT PHYSICAL EDUCATION THAT’S GOING ON. AS YOU REMEMBER, IT’S MORE ABOUT CONSTRUCTION SO THEY STATE DIRECTOR OF SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION SAID IT’S NOT JUST NECESSARY TO HAVE GYMNASIUMS IN ALL SCHOOLS. ACTUALLY, THE STATE LAW SAYS THEY HAVE TO HAVE AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SO IT’S A CONFLICT GOING ON IN THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND CONVERSATION AROUND WHETHER OR NOT IT WILL BE PROPAGATED TO CHANGE THAT. THOSEARE THINGS THAT ARE COMING UP . ALSO, ONE LAST THING WE DIDN’T HEAR UNTIL AFTER IS HOW IT’S HOUSE BILL 486 WHICH REQUIRES SCHOOL SYSTEMS TO GET REFERENCES FROM EVERY JOB THAT A PERSON HAD. IF YOU ARE A LIFEGUARD IN HIGH SCHOOL, THEY HAVE TO GET THE REFERENCES. AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, WE HAVE AGENCIES THAT REFUSE TO GET THE INFORMATION. WE ARE ESSENTIALLY COLLECTING DATA TO SHOW A COMPLICATION OF THIS AND THIS BILL WILL COME BACK. NOT SURE WHAT THE NEW ONE WILL LOOK LIKE.IT’S COME BACK TO TRY TO CORRECT THE THINGS THAT ARE HAVING TROUBLE. THE NEW LEGISLATION THAT PASSED LAST YEAR, HOUSE BILL 486. IT IS SPECIFICALLY REQUIRED FOR THOSE WHO WORK IN SCHOOL SYSTEMS TO PROVIDE EVIDENCE OF EVERY JOB EVER HAD AND REFERENCE FOR EACH OF THEM. IT DID PASS.>>IT PAST INSERTED JULY 1. THERE IS A NUMBER OF DAYS THAT YOU HAVE TO WAIT BEFORE IT’S CONSIDERED A REFUSAL A NONRESPONSIVE ANSWER FROM AN EMPLOYER. WHAT IT DID IS AFTER JULY 1, THE HIRING OF PEOPLE THAT DIDN’T START THE PROCESS AND DIDN’T OFFER THEM A CONTRACT SO WE ARE NOT LOOKING TO GET RID OF IT BUT WE ARE LOOKING TO MAKE IT LESS CUMBERSOME. IT’S AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE WE STRUGGL. WE WILL CERTAINLY TALK ABOUT HERE. WONDERING WHAT WE WILL DO ABOUT STAFF IF NEEDED. DO WE HAVE ANY WOULD THAT BE DISCUSSED?>>THEY ARE KEEPING IT SEPARATE FROM SCHOOLS. IT’S NOT LEGAL SO THERE IS A CONVERSATION ABOUT, IF YOU WORK FOR A STATE OR COUNT, I DON’T THINK RIGHT NOW THAT THE LEGISLATORS ARE LOOKING AT LEGISLATION THERE. THEY ARE LOOKING AT LEGALIZING RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA. I THINK THAT WILL PROBABLY TAKE PRESIDENTS OVER WHAT THEY WILL DO ABOUT IT BUT IT’S A VERY GOOD QUESTION.AS FAR AS I KNOW THERE IS NOLEGISLATION HERE IN MARYLAND .>>THANK YOU.>>IN OTHER QUESTIONS >>FINAL THING IS ATTACHMENT C. I WON’T SPEND TOO MUCH TIME ON THIS. IT’S THE CURRENT COMMISSION UPDATE. MANY OF YOU KNOW I HAVE A WORKGROUP FUNDING THAT WAS WORKING TOGETHER. THE JOB WAS TO LOOK AT THE FORMULA THAT WE RECEIVED FUNDS FOR PEOPLE AND FORMULAS. THE FOUNDATION AMOUNT AND TARGET AREAS THE COMMISSION HAS TO VOTE ON THEM AND PASS THEM IT HAS TO GO TO LEGISLATION. WHAT I WANT YOU TO KNOW IS IN THE VERY LAST BOX ON THE LAST PAGE ON PAGE 10, WE HAVE ALL THESE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT ARE FULLY PHASED IN, AS THEY STAND NOW, MONTGOMERY COUNTY WOULD GET AN ADDITIONAL 497.5 MILLION. IT’S IN THE COURSE OF 10 YEARS. 262.7 MILLION COMING FROM THE COUNTY. 234.8 MILLION FROM THE STATE. THAT’S A BIG NUMBER. EACH OF THE DETAILS OF ALL OF THIS IS IN HERE. I TRIED TO LAY IT OUT FOR YOU. ONE OF THE THINGS YOU WERE HEARING TENSION BETWEEN THE GOVERNOR AND COMMISSION ABOUT HOW IT WILL GET PAID FOR. IT IS AN ONGOING CONVERSATION ABOUT WHERE THE MONEY WILL COME FROM. THE COMMISSION WAS NOT CHARGED WITH DETERMINING THAT. IT’S NOT USUALLY HOW IT WORKS. THAT WILL BE A LEGISLATIVE ISSUE. THERE ARE FUNDSTHAT ARE THERE. AS MANY OF YOU KNOW THEY WERE PUT ASIDE . THE MOST IMPORTANT FACT IS THE EDUCATION TRUST FUND WHICH WAS MONEY WE WERE USING TO SUPPORT THEM AND IT HAS GUARANTEED INCREASE OF FUNDING FOR EDUCATION FROM 125 MILLION IN FY 20 250 MILLION IN FY 2021. 375 MILLION AND F BY 2022 2/500,000,000 IN FY 2023. IT DOESN’T COVER ALL THE MONEY BUT A LARGE PERCENTAGE. IT IS A BEGINNING OF THE CONVERSATION OF WHERE THE FUNDS COME FROM.>>WITH THAT, ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT CARMEN? WAS DIXON?>>Jeanette Dixon: I JUST WANTED TO KNOW, STA, DO YOU HAVE A COPY ALL OF THIS?>>PENDING THE FORMUL.>>THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRESENTATION. I WILL LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL SOON IF I UNDERSTAND IT RIGHT WHEN I WAS IN MY 20, I WORKED IN A CLOTHING STORE THAT IS NO LONGER IN EXISTENCE. I CAN’T BE HIRED BECAUSE I DON’T HAVE ANYONE TO REFERENCE TO.>>YOU COULD BE HIGHER BUT IT WOULD BE DELAYED BECAUSE WE HAVE TO REACH A CERTAIN NUMBER OF DAYS DAY 23 THAT THE FORMER EMPLOYER IS NONRESPONSIVE. THEN WE CAN SEE IT. IT’S A MONTH DELAY. IF IT’S IN PLACE NEW SIX FORMER EMPLOYERS, THEN, WHAT IS THE RISK TO HIRE YOU WITH THAT RECORD OF NONRESPONSIVE THINGS FROM YOUR EARLY YEARS EVEN IF YOU ARE A TEACHER FOR 20 YEARS IN HOWARD COUNTY YOU HAVE SIX EMPLOYERS PRIOR TO, IT JUST IS A GOOD IDEA THAT WASN’T FULLY THOUGHT THROUGH BEFORE IT WAS IMPLEMENTED. IT’S BEEN A STRUGGLE.>>NOW WE MOVE TO ITEM 10 FOR DISCUSSION. THIS TIME HE SURE THE BOARD BEGINS TO CONSIDER THOSE ISSUES THAT ARE RELATED TO BOUNDARY CHANGES IN THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM. HE REACHES THE BUDGET THE CAPITAL BUDGET IN YEAR 2021 2026 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM. ALONG WITH SUPPLEMENTS A AND THE SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION OF THE BOUNDARY FOR CLARKSBURG AND SENECA VALLEY. IN ANY CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT CONCERNS FOR THE SCHOOLS. THE HEARING NOVEMBER 18 IS ONLY FOR THE COMMUNITY TO REVIVE THE DISTRICTWIDE ANALYSIS. AND IS CURRENTLY UNDER WAY. ALTERNATIVES OFFERED DURING THE WORK SESSION IT WILL BE HEARING ON THE 20TH. AGAIN NOVEMBER 20 HEARING WILL ONLY BE HELD IF ALTERNATIVES ARE OFFERED ON EITHER NOVEMBER 4 OR NOVEMBER 19. SO ANYONE INTERESTED IN TESTIFYING SHOULD START SIGNING UP TOMORROW AFTER 9:00 A.M. TO SPEAK THE AFOREMENTIONED HEARING. THE BOARD WILL MEET NOVEMBER 26 TO MAKE A DECISION ON THE CIP. INFORMATION OF OUR MEETING AND HEARING SCHEDULED IN THE PROCESS TO SET UP ONLINE IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE. IN TURN TONIGHT WE DID THE SUPERINTENDENT WILL COMMIT A CIP. IF THERE ARE ITEMS SUPERINTENDENT THAT BOARD MEMBERS WISH TO MODIFY WOULD BE HELPFUL FOR COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO HAVE. I AM ENCOURAGING IDENTIFY ANY ALTERNATIVES BY NOVEMBER 4 WORK SESSION. BEFORE I TURNED THE MEETING TO DOCTOR SMITH I WOULD REMIND BOARD MEMBERS THIS IS THE CIP. CLARIFYING QUESTIONS ARE IN ORDER WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPLORE THE CIP MORE IN-DEPTH AND ANSWER QUESTIONS DURING THE WORK SESSION. DOCTOR SMITH?>>ACTUALLY THE CHANCE TO HEAR IT ALL THE WAY THROUGH. AND IT OVERVIEW WILL BE USEFUL FOR BOARD MEMBERS. AS YOU DIG THROUGH IT AND LEVEL OF FAMILIARITY WITH THE SOUND OF SOME OF THESE THINGS. IT INVOLVES SO MANY WORKING PIECES. AND WOULD LIKE TO START TONIGHT TO SAY THANK YOU FOR THE FIVE PEOPLE IN FRONT OF YOU AND MRS. MAGUIRE. I HAVE LITERALLY SPENT SINCE LAST WINTER HUNDREDS OF HOURS WITH THEM. AT OVER THE LAST FOUR MONTHS CERTAINLY 50 OR 60 HOURS WITH THEM. AND THEY ARE REALLY IMPRESSIVE PROFESSIONALS. IN WHAT THEY DO AND HOW THEY APPROACH THEIR JOBS. I WOULD LIKE TO SAY TO EACH OF YOU THANK YOU VERY MUCH. AT ALL THE PEOPLE YOU REPRESENT. I KNOW MANY, MANY OTHER INDIVIDUALS ACROSS MANY OFFICES AND DEPARTMENTS HAVE BEEN ENGAGED IN WHAT THE BOARD WILL HERE IN THE NEXT TWO HOURS.I RECOMMEND THE FY 2021 CAPITAL BUDGET. AND THE FY 2021-26 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS PROGRAM. THE RECOMMENDATION TOTALS 1.8 BILLION DOLLARS AND INCREASES FUNDING FOR 1 MILLION MORE THAN THE PROGRAM. THIS RECOMMENDATION IS SIMILAR TO MY RECOMMENDATION LAST YEAR BECAUSE CONTINUE TO HAVE SUBSTANTIAL NEED. AFTER MUCH DELIBERATION AND EXTENSIVE REVIEW. THE FACILITY AND ENROLLMENT DATA I AM CONFIDENT THE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE FISCALLY PROVEN AND ADDRESSES MANY OF OUR CRITICAL CAPACITY AND AGING INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS. WHAT I WILL SAY RIGHT HERE IN FAYETTE REPEATEDLY THROUGH THIS PROCESS. IN THE NEXT MONTH FOR THE SIX WEEKS OR SO. THIS IF NOT NOW, WHEN? CAN WE AFFORD AS A COMMUNITY TO GET FURTHER BEHIND? IN THIS AREA. IN A ADAMANTLY SAY NO. BECAUSE WE ARE ONLY DECLINING FURTHER AND WE CANNOT DO THAT. WE HAVE HEARD OF WIDE RANGE OF CONCERNS BY PARENTS, MEDIA, AND PUBLIC COMMENTS AND AMERIAN OF MEETINGS YOU WILL HEAR ABOUT MANY OF THEM TONIGHT. MANY TO THE BOARD MANY AND ALL SORTS OF FORMS. WE WORK TO BE RESPONSIVE TO MITIGATE CONCERNS AND TO ADDRESS THE KEY FACILITY INFRASTRUCTURE. UTILIZATION ISSUES.MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS CONTINUES TO HAVE SIGNIFICANT ENROLLMENT GROWTH. FOR THE 2019 2020 SCHOOL YEAR PRELIMINARY SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 ENROLLMENT. IS ONE 65,000 4049. THE ONE-YEAR INCREASE OF 2759 UNITS. WE EXPECTED MORE IN THE RANGE OF 12-1500 THIS YEAR. BASED ON LAST YEAR’S ABOUT 1200 STUDENTS. MOST OF THIS NEW ENROLLMENT, JUST UNDER 2300 OF THE STUDENTS CAME THROUGH INTERNATIONAL ENROLLMENT. MOST OF THOSE STUDENTS CAME IN JULY, AUGUST AND EARLY SEPTEMBER. SINCE THE 2000 902,010 SCHOOL YEAR ENROLLMENT HAS INCREASED BY 6662 STUDENTS ACROSS SEPTEMBER. IT IS ABSOLUTELY IN THE SYSTEM’S BEST INTEREST TO GET A HIGH QUALITY INFECTIVE INSTRUCTION TO EVERY STUDENT. THE RECOMMENDATION 2026 CIP INCLUDES A TOTAL OF FOUR NEW SCHOOLS. ONE SCHOOL REOPENING, 14. TWO ADDITIONS WITH ONE REPLACEMENT FACILITY. THESE CAPITAL PROJECTS WILL PROVIDE APPROXIMATELY 550 CLASSROOMS, APPROXIMATELY 12,700 SEATS. FOR STUDENTS ACROSS THE ENTIRE COUNTY. IN ADDITION TO OUR NEED FOR ADDITIONAL CAPACITY WE CONTINUE TO EXPERIENCE EXTENSIVE NEEDS IN OUR AGING INFRASTRUCTURE. IF NOT NOW, WHEN? THIS IS FOR FOUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, ONE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND FOUR HIGH SCHOOLS TO ADDRESS CAPACITY. AND INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS. ENTER 10 MORE SCHOOLS ARE REQUIRED MAJOR SYSTEM UPGRADES. FOR VENTILATION, GROUPS AND OTHER INFRASTRUCTURE. A MAJOR PART OF OUR FACILITIES WORK THIS YEAR HAS BEEN TO CONTACT BOUNDARY STUDIES. AND WE WILL PRESENT TO THE RECOMMENDATION OF THE CLARKSBURG, NORTHWEST AND SENECA VALLEY CLUSTERS BOUNDARY STUDY. AS WELL AS POROUS NOTES, MONTGOMERY AND PINECREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BOUNDARIES. WE ALSO APPRECIATED THE ADVOCACY OF A LARGE NUMBER OF PARENTS, GUARDIANS, STAKEHOLDERS, RESIDENTS ACROSS SEVERAL IN EACH OF THE STUDIES. WE WILL FOCUS OUR PRESENTATION ON THE ENROLLMENT FORECAST. REVIEWED THE TWO BOUNDARY STUDY RECOMMENDATIONS. PROVIDE AN OVERVIEW FOR RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE CIP. AT THE BOARD’S WORK SESSION ON NOVEMBER 4 WE WILL REVIEW THE RECOMMENDATIONS CLUSTER BY CLUSTER.THERE ARE MANY IMPORTANT PROJECTS FOR THE BOARD FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE CIP. WE LOOK FORWARD TO WORK WITH YOU DURING THE COMING WEEKS FOR THE FINAL REQUEST FOR THE BOARD FOR THE COUNTY COUNSEL AND COUNTY EXECUTIVES. A TURN IT OVER TO DOCTOR ZUCKERMAN CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER AND HIS STAFF WHO WAS WITH HIM TONIGHT TO PROVIDE THE EVENING’S PRESENTATION. DOCTOR ZUCKERMAN?>>I JUST WANT TO INTRODUCE SETH ADAMS DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES MANAGEMENT. AND DIRECTOR OF CAPITAL PLANNING. THE SENIOR PLANNER, AND THE SENIOR PLANNER. WE OFTEN SAY TONIGHT IS OUR SUPER BOWL BUT I THINK WE JUST KEEP WITH THE WORLD SERIES AND KEEP THE SUPER BOWL FOR THE OPERATING BUDGET IN JANUARY, FEBRUARY. IT IS A BIG NIGHT AND IT KICKS OFF AS MS. EVANS AND DOCTOR SMITH SHARED. A SERIES OF HEARINGS AND WORK SESSIONS THAT WILL ENGAGE IN THE NEXT SEVERAL WEEKS.IF WE GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE. AS DOCTOR SMITH MENTIONED THIS YEAR IS A FULL CIP. FOR AGENCIES. AND AS HE MENTIONED WE HAVE A 1.81 BILLION REQUEST. WHICH IS AN INCREASE OF 70.4 MILLION OF WHAT WAS THE APPROVED CIP. THIS RECOMMENDATION INCLUDES FIVE NEW SCHOOLS. THREE REPLACEMENT SCHOOLS. 13 ADDITIONAL PROJECTS. NINE MAJOR CAPITAL PROJECTS. AS WELL AS SYSTEMIC PROBLEMS LIKE HVAC, A PLANNED LIFESTYLE AS IT REPLACEMENT, GROUP REPLACEMENTS AND SO ON. WE ARE GOING TO TONIGHT TALK ABOUT TWO SUPPLEMENTS IMPLEMENT A AND SUPPLEMENT B FOR THE FIRST ONE IS THE SENECA VALLEY BOUNDARY STUDY. SUPPLEMENT D HIS FOREST NOTES. AS MS. EVANS SHARED AND WILL NOT GO OVER THE TIMELINE THESE LIGHTS. WHICH HAVE BEEN SHARED ABOUT HOW THE BOARD MAY OFFER ALTERNATIVES. IN THE INTEREST OF TIME I WILL GO OVER THAT AGAIN. IF WE GO TO THE PRESENTATION REVIEW. SO YOU HAVE A ROADMAP OF WHAT WE ARE DOING. WE WILL FIRST TALK ABOUT OUR STUDENT PROJECTED ENROLLMENT. THE TWO BOUNDARY STUDIES. AND TALK ABOUT THE OVERVIEW. IT WOULD GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE. WE WILL GO INTO GREAT DETAIL. WE TONIGHT. WE WILL GO MUCH DEEPER CLUSTER BY CLUSTER ON THE WORK SESSION ON THE FOURTH. THAT WILL BE A GOOD OPPORTUNITY TO GO INTO GREATER DETAIL. ON NOVEMBER 6 WE WILL CONTINUE THE CLUSTER BY CLUSTER REVIEW AS WELL AS REMAINING CAPITAL PROJECTS. WE WILL HAVE TO SEE HOW TIMING IS GOING. ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR ROADMAP FOR TODAY AND THE NEXT TWO WORK SESSIONS? GREAT. DOCTOR SMITH?>>Dr. Smith: WAS GOING TO ASK A QUESTION, CLARIFICATION. MS. EVANS THE BOARD WOULD LIKE TO STOP FOR A DINNER BREAK BETWEEN 7:05 AND 7:50? I WANT TO ALERT THE TEAM FOR THAT. EXCELLENT.>>7:50. THERE IS NO REASON WHY WE CAN’T MAKE ADJUSTMENTS. WHEN WE PROCEED. SO I WILL TURN IT OVER TO ADRIAN ROBINSON AND TALK ABOUT OUR ENROLLMENT THEN TYPE INTO THE STUDIES.>>GOOD EVENING EVERYONE. I AM GOING TO HAND IT TO ROBIN SHE CAN START GOING THROUGH THE ENROLLMENT PROJECTIONS AND I WILL CLICK FOR HER AS WE GO THROUGH THE SLIDES.>>GOOD EVENING. SO FIRST OF ALL JUST AN OVERVIEW THE CAPITAL PLANNING. LOOKS AT THE ENROLLMENT PROJECTIONS THROUGH HERE. FOR THE HISTORY. ON THE FACILITY SIDE. IT REALLY FOCUSED OUT HERE. FOR YOUR PROJECTIONS. WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH THE BUDGET OFFICE ONE YEAR. AND ADJUSTMENTS WILL BE MADE DURING THE PROCESS AS WELL. IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT ENROLLMENT ADJUSTMENTS ARE IN A CONSTANT STATE OF REFINEMENT. EVERY YEAR WE TRY TO IMPROVE ON THE PROCESS BASED ON ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WE HAVE. SO THIS CHART ADVANCED, I KNOW IT IS HARD TO READ. IT IS LOOKING AT EACH OF THE GRADE LEVELS. AND WHAT THE OFFICIAL ENROLLMENT WAS IN 2018-19. AS WELL AS THE PRELIMINARY SEPTEMBER 30 NUMBER. THE OFFICIAL NUMBER WILL COME OUT VERY SOON. IT IS IMPORTANT TO KNOW NOT ONLY THE DIFFERENCES. THE 205 KINDERGARTEN AND THINGS LIKE THAT. LET’S LOOK AT WHAT HAPPENS BETWEEN LAST YEAR’S FIRST GRADE THIS YEAR’S SECOND GRADE. AND TAKE A LOOK AT THOSE MOVEMENTS AS WELL. IT IS NOT UNUSUAL FOR A SCHOOL SYSTEM TO HAVE LARGE GROWTH BETWEEN EIGHTH GRADE AND NINTH GRADE. THIS YEAR’S GROWTH AT NINTH GRADE, FOR EXAMPLE. IT’S MORE THAN WHAT WAS EXPECTED. THAT IS SOMETHING WE NEED TO LOOK AT. LET’S GO ON TO THE NEXT. SO THIS CHART LOOKS AT THE ANNUAL CHANGE IN THE TOTAL ENROLLMENT FROM YEAR TO YEAR. LOOKING AT THE HISTORY FROM 2009-10. TO THE PRELIMINARY SEPTEMBER 30 OF THIS YEAR. THE ANOMALOUS YEAR, LAST YEAR. HAVING GROWN 1134. CAN PARTLY BE EXPLAINED BY THE INTERNATIONAL ENROLLMENT SPEAKING SO MUCH LESS THAN THEY WERE THIS YEAR. WHICH HAS REBOUNDED. SOME OF THE OTHER CHANGES CAN BE EXPLAINED BY ENROLLMENT SHIFT. THE DECLINING IN KINDERGARTEN NUMBERS. JUST THE CHANGES. SO THIS CHART IS LOOKING JUST AS THE TOTAL ENROLLMENT INCREASES AS DOCTOR SMITH MENTIONED. GROWING OVER 23,000 STUDENTS FROM 2009 TO SEPTEMBER 30, 2019. FOR PERSPECTIVE THAT IS MORE THAN A WALTER JOHNSON IN GAITHERSBURG. AND MAYBE ONE OTHER CLUSTER. AND THERE WAS SOME SLOWDOWN AS WAS NOTED EARLIER. BETWEEN 2017 AND 18. THERE HAS BEEN A REBOUND BETWEEN 2018 AND 19. THAT MAY ACTUALLY SLOW DOWN AS WE SEE A DECLINE IN BIRTH RATES. WILL BE REFLECTED. AND THIS IS LOOKING AT THE GRADE LEVEL FANS. THE KINDERGARTEN THROUGH FIFTH GRADE. REPRESENTATIVE ON THE TOP. THE MIDDLE SCHOOL LINE ONLY THREE GRADES WE ARE TALKING ABOUT. AND ALIGNED IN THE MIDDLE. WE HAD GROWTH IN THE ELEMENTARY. WAS OCCURRING BETWEEN 2008 AND 2018. BUT NOW YOU ARE STARTING TO SEE A DECLINE AT THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL AGAIN. THIS IS IN PART BECAUSE OF THE DECLINE IN RESIDENT LIVE BIRTHS. WHICH HAS BEEN COMING DOWN FOR A WHILE NOW. AND IT IS ACTUALLY IN THE LAST TWO YEARS DROPPED BELOW 13,000. WHICH WAS THE AVERAGE REACHING FOR A WHILE. BUT THE LAST TWO YEARS AS I SAID HAS DROPPED BELOW 13,000 MARK. THE LIVE BIRTHS ARE REFLECTED IN FIVE YEARS. THE CAPTURE RATE FOR MCPS IS AROUND 32.8 PERCENT. THAT IS A HIGH CAPTURE RATE FOR KINDERGARTEN IN THE DISTRICT. THE KINDERGARTEN CAPTURE RATE IS THE NUMBER OF KINDERGARTNERS WHO SHOW UP IN COMPARISON TO THE LIVE BIRTH FIVE YEARS LATER. TO HAVE THE FIVE PERCENT CAPTURE RATE. SO THE UPSHOT IS ELEMENTARY ENROLLMENT AS A WHOLE WILL BE DECLINING. BECAUSE THEY WERE SO HIGH AND THE HIGH SCHOOL. THEN THIS CHART IS A BREAKDOWN OF RACE AND ETHNICITY. AND I WOULD POINT OUT IN 2010 THAT WAS THE INTRODUCTION. PEOPLE IDENTIFIED WITH TWO OR MORE RACES AND ETHNIC GROUPS. WHEN THAT OCCURRED THERE IS A DROP IN THE WHITE NON/HISPINAC THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN. AND TO THAT HOUSE TWO OR MORE HAS INCREASED. THERE WAS AN INCREASE WHEN THAT OCCURRED. THOSE ARE SELF IDENTIFIED. HOW PEOPLE SEE THEMSELVES. AND THAT IS IT.>>Dr. Smith: THAT WAS A SHIFT.>>THANK YOU FOR CLARIFYING.>>WE BROKE OUT THE PRESENTATION INTO BITE SIZED CHUNKS. WE CAN STOP IF WE HAVE QUESTIONS OR DISCUSSION. AND IF THERE ARE NONE WE CAN MOVE TO THE STUDY.>>Shebra Evans: MRS. O’NEILL?>>Patricia O’Neill: QUESTION. THAT I HAVE RAISED BEFORE. SCHOOL BY SCHOOL PROJECTIONS AND CONCERNS. ALSO A LOT OF CONCERNS HAVE BEEN RAISED THE GO FORWARD PROJECTIONS. ABOUT HOW DEVELOPMENT CIP PROJECTIONS. THERE IS REAL CONCERN THAT WE ARE NOT HITTING THE MARK. NOT SEEING ACCURATE. AND THAT THE DEVELOPMENT IS NOT CAPTURED. OBVIOUSLY IT HAS SIGNIFICANT IMPLICATIONS. IN DECIDING TO BUILD A NEW SCHOOL. EXPANDING IN EXISTING SCHOOL. HAVE YOU ANALYZED HOW ACCURATE THE PROJECTIONS HAVE BEEN AT THIS FIRST CUT?>>WE HAVE LOOKED AT THE SCHOOL BY SCHOOL IN COMPARISON TO THE SEPTEMBER 30 PRELIMINARY. OVERALL IF YOU LOOK AT THOSE THAT ARE WITHIN FIVE PERCENT. THE CAPTURED CIP WAS 62 PERCENT WERE WITHIN FIVE PERCENT. THE MASTER PLAN WHICH WAS THE UPDATE. 80 PERCENT WERE WITHIN FIVE PERCENT AND THAT IS THE SCHOOL BY SCHOOL LEVEL.>>IT IS IMPORTANT TO KEEP IN MIND THAT LAST YEAR WAS A TRANSITION YEAR FOR US. WE WERE IN BETWEEN PREVIOUS AND ROBIN WHO IS HERE WHO BRINGS A WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE. AND THEY BUILT THEIR PROJECTIONS OFF OF NOT THE SEPTEMBER 30 ENROLLMENT PROJECTIONS. THEY DID THEIRS EARLIER SUPPORTED OFF OF SPRING DATA. IT WAS NOT CARRIED FORWARD. THAT WAS NOT A HUGE CONCERN TO OURS AT THE TIME BECAUSE WE WERE FOCUSED ON THE OVERALL THE OUT HERE AS ROBIN SAID EARLIER. AND WE KNEW FROM SCHOOL TO SCHOOL WE WOULD ALWAYS MAKE UPDATES OVER THE COURSE OF THE YEAR WHICH IS WHAT WE DO. WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO GIVE YOU BREAKDOWN IN TERMS OF SCHOOL BY SCHOOL. AND IN TERMS OF THE MEASURE. AND WE CAN SPEAK TO HOW WE ARE APPROACHING RED ROBIN AND TALK ABOUT THE ENROLLMENT WE CAN DO THAT NOW.>>Robin: >>Man: ,THEY HAD ACCOUNTS FOR CLUSTER. THIS YEAR THE REFINED VERSION LOOKS AT EACH CLUSTER AND THE GROWTH RATE THAT IS REPRESENTED BY CLUSTER. GAITHERSBURG MIGHT BE AT FOUR PERCENT. THERE ARE OTHER CLUSTERS WHO MIGHT HAVE BEEN LESS THAN ONE PERCENT. WHITMAN THEY BE LESS THAN ONE PERCENT FOR EXAMPLE. THOSE NUMBERS WERE PROVIDED BY THE COUNTY PLANNING OFFICE. THE ACTUAL COUNTS OF HOUSING BY TYPE.THEY LOOKED AT FROM 2014 TO 2019. THE GROWTH RATE TO ESTIMATE GOING FORWARD.>>Shebra Evans: DOCTOR SMITH?>>Dr. Smith: THIS DOES NOT HELP WITH IF YOU COULD DRAFT WHO WENT THROUGH INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS AND LOOK AT THE ONES WHO CAME THROUGH THE MARK TYPICALLY PREDICTED WITH YOU WILL HAVE A VERY DIFFERENT PICTURE. THAT WILL BE A QUESTION FOR US AS WE LOOK AT THE SCHOOL YEAR 2021. ABOUT WHAT WILL HAPPEN. BECAUSE WE LITERALLY HAD 900 STUDENTS ROUGHLY 900 FROM JUNE 15 TO JUNE 15 OF LAST YEAR. FROM JUNE 15 18 TO JUNE 15 AND 19. WE SIT HERE 2759. NO SCHOOL BUILDINGS NOW. NO CHANGES EVERY HOUR THAT IS A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT. EVEN THE FINAL COUNT THAT WE WILL HAVE IN NOVEMBER FROM THE CITY. WILL BE VIRTUALLY EXACTLY THIS NUMBER WERE LOOKING AT A HANDFUL OF STUDENTS. WHO HAVE SHARED RESIDENCES BETWEEN COUNTIES ARE COUNTED TWICE. ONE OF THEM IS COUNTED ONCE IN THIS COUNTY. THIS IS OUR NUMBER OF STUDENTS WERE LOOKING AT. AND I HAVE BEEN TALKING WITH THESE FOLKS THINKING ABOUT HOW WE CAN REALLY GET SOME SENSE OF WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE. IF THIS IS THE WAY THE TREND WILL GO. I’M JUST A REALLY SIMPLE EXAM. I BELIEVE WE WERE IN THE HIGH TO HUNDREDS OF SENIORS IN GRADUATING CLASS XII GRADERS IN A GRADUATING COHORT. THE NOT GRADUATING BUT COHORT. THE HIGH TO HUNDREDS IN 2014. THAT WILL GIVE YOU THESE EXACT NUMBERS SO YOU HAVE THEM SO DON’T PUT THEM IN THE PAPER. BUT I KNOW I CLOSE. HI TO HUNDREDS IN ABOUT 2013-14 WHO RECEIVED SERVICES. AND THIS PAST YEAR WE WERE UP SOMEWHERE IN THE 1200S. IF YOU RECEIVED ESOL IN HIGH SCHOOL IMAGE WOULD LIKELY TO COME INTO HIGH SCHOOL IN OUR SYSTEM. AND WE BREAK DOWN EVERY MEMBER AND UNDERSTAND SO WE CAN BETTER PROTECT AND UNDERSTAND WHAT THE NEEDS WILL BE. THERE WILL NOT BE AN EASY FORMULA IF THIS IS THE TRENDLINE WE WILL BE FOLLOWING. AND IT SEEMS LIKE THERE ARE TWO TRENDLINES THAT ARE CONVERGING IN THE COUNTY. WE WILL SEND YOU AN ANALYSIS THAT SHOWS ALL THESE THINGS COME TOGETHER.>>THANK YOU.>>JUST TO FOLLOW. ONE OF THE REASONS WE TALKED ABOUT CHANGING THE WAY WE WERE LOOKING AT PROJECTIONS. I THOUGHT SO WE CAN INCLUDE UP UNTIL NOW ONLY IF THE SHOVEL WENT IN THE GROUND WOULD RECOUNT THOSE STUDENTS. HE PROJECTIONS INTO OUR MEMBERS. ARE WE LOOKING BIGGER PICTURE THAN SIX YEARS IN TERMS OF WHAT WE KNOW AND DEVELOPMENT IS GOING TO BE COMING?IT HAS NOT NECESSARILY STARTED? WHERE ARE WE IN TERMS OF INCORPORATING THOSE INTO OUR NUMBERS?>>THAT HAS NOT CHANGED WE STILL DETERMINE IT BASED ON A MASTER PLAN APPROVED BUT BEFORE WE INCORPORATE THE DEVELOPMENT INTO OUR PROJECTIONS.>>Andrew Zuckerman: THAT PIECE HAS NOT CHANGED IT DOES NOT NECESSARILY IMPACT SIX YEARS BUT WE CAN UPDATE IT THE FOLLOWING YEAR IF THE PLAN GETS APPROVED.>>Rebecca Smondrowski: GETTING APPROVED DOES NOT MEAN WE START CONSTRUCTION?>>Robin: IS WHEN IT IS APPROVED A PARK AND PLANNING. SHOVEL IN THE GROUND MEANS THE PROJECT WILL BE CONSTRUCTED BUT WE DO IT PRIOR WHEN IT GETS APPROVED.>>Dr. Smith: WE ALSO ASK HOW WE GO YEARS OUT BEYOND THAT SIX YEARS. IN CONTINUING TO LOOK AT THAT. THIS VARIABILITY IN ENROLLMENT WE LOOK AT THE LAST THREE YEARS. TWO YEARS AGO AND THIS YEAR IS GOING TO MAKE THAT INTERESTING TO SAY THE LEAST. HE DOES NOT GIVE YOU ANY GOOD FORMULAS.>>I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT LOOKING AT HOUSING IS NOT AS STRAIGHTFORWARD AS PEOPLE WANTED TO BE. PART OF THAT IS BECAUSE AS THERE HAS BEEN DEVELOPMENT THAT IS ACTUALLY BUILT INTO THE PROJECTIONS. SO WHAT REALLY NEEDS TO BE LOOKED AT AS A CHANGE IN THE RATE OF DEVELOPMENT IN A PARTICULAR AREA. OTHERWISE YOU END UP OVER PROJECTING WHAT YOU THINK MAY BE COMING DOWN THE LINE. SOMETHING THAT IN ADDITION TO LOOKING AT THE PIPELINE. HOUSING REPORTS AND THE GIS DATA AVAILABLE.THE GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM DATA. I HAVE ACTUALLY GONE ON TOURS VARIOUS WEATHER HAS BEEN CONSTRUCTION. NEW DEVELOPMENT. JUST TO DRIVE AROUND AND SEE WHAT IS GOING ON. WHERE THE CRANES ARE. IT IS ALMOST DANGEROUS TO SAY AS SOON AS YOU HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE THERE WILL BE STUDENTS FIVE YEARS DOWN THE ROAD. I’VE VERY MUCH REMEMBER A TIME WHEN PLANS WERE PUT IN PLACE, STREETS WERE PUT IN AND THEN AN ECONOMIC CRASH AND DEVELOPMENTS WITH STREETS BUT NO HOUSES FOR YEARS. IT IS ONE OF THOSE THINGS WE HAVE TO LOOK AT EVERY YEAR AND SEE IF WE NEED TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS BASED ON WHAT IS GOING ON.>>Rebecca Smondrowski: OKAY.>>Shebra Evans: DOCTOR DOCCA DID YOU HAVE SCHOOL BY SCHOOL, TO FOLLOW THAT. I SUSPECT IS NOT EQUALLY DISTRIBUTED ACROSS THE COUNTY. YOU KNOW AND IT IS IMPACTING US SOME RE THAN OTHERS. THE OTHER THING IS I THINK WE NEED TO CONTINUE TO WORK WITH PARKING PLANNING ON THE ISSUE OF MULTIFAMILY APARTMENTS, ETC. I WAS ON OLD GEORGETOWN ROAD. I KNOW FOR MANY YEARS PEOPLE ASSUMED THAT THE HIGH-RISES IN BETHESDA WERE NOT YIELDING CHILDREN. AND I DON’T THINK IT IS JUST A BETHESDA THING. BUT I THINK THERE MAY HAVE BEEN SOME CHANGES. TOWNHOUSES, THE MULTIFAMILY DWELLING UNITS. SO I WOULD LIKE TO SEE WHERE THE DISTRIBUTION IS >>HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH JASON AND PARTS AND PLANNING. THE STUDENT GENERATION RATES BY CLUSTER LEVEL OF THE REGIONAL LEVEL. WE HAVE BEEN WORKING PROJECTIONS.>>IF NO MORE QUESTIONS WE WILL MOVE TO A. >>WE WILL MOVE ON TO SUPPLEMENT A. WHICH IS THE BOUNDARY STUDY FOR COUNTY NORTHWEST AND THE SENECA VALLEY BECAUSE CLUSTERS. THEN TRANSITION TO FOREST NOLES THAT IS SUPPLEMENT B. I WOULD JUST SAY AN INJURY WILL WALK US THROUGH. AND DOCTOR SMITH MENTIONED THIS A FEW MINUTES AGO. I THINK WHAT YOU HAVE PROBABLY HEARD IS A REAL SHIFT IN OUR ENGAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION. THAT FOLLOWED THE PRODUCTION AROUND FAA AND THE COMMUNICATION. AND THIS TEAM HAS A TREMENDOUS WORK DOING OUTREACH. THERE IS ALWAYS WAYS TO IMPROVE AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO EVOLVE. WE WILL EXPLAIN SOME OF THAT. ADRIAN I WILL TURN IT OVER TO YOU.>>I WILL GO THROUGH GENERAL HOW WE DO BOUNDARY STUDIES. WITH REVISED POLICY FAA IN THE SUPPLEMENT A. POLICY FAA CODES ARE PROCESSED VIRGINIANS GOOD BOUNDARIES. IT REQUIRES A RANGE OF OPTIONS TO ADVANCE FOUR PLANNING FACTORS WE WILL GET INTO THE FACTORS AS WELL. WILL REQUIRE STAKEHOLDER IMPACT WITH ABA WHICH IS THE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT. THAT HAS MULTIPLE STAKEHOLDERS AND BROUGHT OUTREACH WITH MULTIPLE STRATEGIES. WE’LL TALK ABOUT HOW WE DID THAT FOR THE TWO BOUNDARY STUDIES. AND BECAUSE THE SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION TO THE BOARD. THE FOUR PLANNING FACTORS ARE DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS AND STUDENT POPULATION.GEOGRAPHY. FACILITY UTILIZATION AND SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT OVERTIME. THESE FACTORS ARE THE SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATION TO THE BOARD. THE SUPERINTENDENT WILL PROVIDE RATIONALE. THAT WAS LANGUAGE PUT IN TO PROVIDE POLICIES. FOR EACH OF THE OPTIONS WE DESCRIBE HOW EACH OF THE FACTORS WAS ADVANCED OR MULTIPLE FACTORS WERE ADVANCED IN EACH OF THOSE OPTIONS. AND THAT GETS TO THE LAST BULLET WHICH IS IT MAY NOT BE FEASIBLE TO RECONCILE EACH AND EVERY RECOMMENDATION WITH EACH AND EVERY FACTOR. THERE ARE SOME OPTIONS THAT ADVANCE A FACTOR OR TWO BETTER THAN IT ADVANCES OTHERS. WE TALKED ABOUT THAT AND DESCRIBES THAT IN THE SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATIONS. THE FIRST FACTOR THE DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENT POPULATION.AS AN ANALYSIS OF OPTIONS TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT FOR THE IMPACT OF VARIOUS OPTIONS ON THE OVERALL POPULATIONS OF THE AFFECTED SCHOOLS. THE OPTIONS SHOULD STRIVE AND INCLUDE LANGUAGE THAT IS NOW IN THE REVISED POLICY. THE OPTIONS SHOULD STRIVE TO CREATE A DIVERSE STUDENT BODY IN EACH OF THE AFFECTED SCHOOLS. WE LOOK AT RACIAL COMPOSITION. AND WITH THE SHOW WHETHER IT THEY TAKE INTO ACCOUNT THE GEOGRAPHIC OF COMMUNITIES TO HOOLS. AS WELL AS ARTICULATION, TRAFFIC PATTERNS AND TOPOGRAPHY. WHEN WE LOOK AT POTENTIALLY SPLITTING THE SCHOOL SERVICE AREA WE TAKE INTO ACCOUNT ALL OF THOSE THINGS. WE WILL LOOK AT USING A PORTION OF A SCHOOL TO DO A RECOMMENDATION FOR AN OPTION. IN ADDITION OPTIONS TO CONSIDER AT A MINIMUM NOT ONLY SCHOOLS WITHIN A HIGH SCHOOL CLUSTER BUT OTHER SCHOOLS. THIS IS ALL THE LANGUAGE INCLUDED IN THE REVISED POLICY FAA. FACILITY UTILIZATION. SCHOOL BOUNDARY PLAN SHOULD RESULT IN A FACILITY UTILIZATION IN 80-100 PERCENT EFFICIENT. OVER THE LONG-TERM WHENEVER POSSIBLE. SHARED USE OF THE FACILITY BY MORE THAN ONE CLUSTER TO BE THE MOST FEASIBLE FACILITY PLAN IN SOME CASES. TAKING INTO CONSIDERATION IMPACT AS A RESULT OF ARTICULATION PATTERNS ON THE COMMUNITY. AGAIN LANGUAGE THAT WAS ADDED TO THE REVISED POLICY. LOOKING BEYOND THE CLUSTER LOOKING AT ADJACENT CLUSTERS AS WELL. PLAN TO BE FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE TO OPTIMIZE CAPITAL AND OPERATING COSTS WHENEVER POSSIBLE.>>>STABILITY OF SCHOOL ASSIGNMENTS OVERTIME WHICH IS SPORTS OPTION. THEY SHOULD HAVE STABLE ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE LONGEST PERIOD AS POSSIBLE.STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS COULD HAVE RECENT BOUNDARIES OR STUDENT CHOICE ASSIGNMENT PLAN CHANGES. AND OR SCHOOL CLOSING OR CONSOLIDATIONS THAT MAY HAVE AFFECTED THE SAME STUDENTS. WE PUT THIS LAST BULLET HERE BECAUSE WHEN WE GO THROUGH THE TWO SUPPLEMENTS THIS IS THE FACTOR WE DID NOT NEED TO CONSIDER. BECAUSE BOTH OF THE BOUNDARY STUDIES. BUT SENECA VALLEY, CLARKSBURG AND NORTHWEST. AND FOREST AND PINECREST DID NOT HAVE STUDENTS THAT WERE AFFECTED BY PREVIOUS BOUNDARY STUDIES. THAT BE AFFECTED BY THIS STUDY. FOR EXAMPLE HOLLY WELLS. WE OPENED POTENTIALLY WOULD HAVE BEEN STUDENTS. IF WE WERE CONSIDERING OPTIONS THAT MOVED HOLLY WELLS STUDENTS. BUT THERE AREN’T ANY. IN THIS CASE THAT DOCTOR DOES NOT NEED TO BE CONSIDERED BUT FOR FOREST HILLS, MONTGOMERY HILLS AND PINECREST. THE BOUNDARY STUDY WITHIN THE TIME PERIOD. THAT WOULD AFFECT STUDENTS THAT WERE ALREADY. WE ARE LOOKING AT THREE FACTORS AND THE FOUR FACTORS.>>Shebra Evans: I HAVE A QUESTION. WHAT ABOUT FUTURE? YOU WILL BUILD A NEW SCHOOL? QUICK THERE IS NO WAY TO KNOW WHO YOU WILL AFFECT IN THE FUTURE. A GOOD IS CLUSTER NUMBER NINE. UNTIL WE GET THERE WE DON’T KNOW. WE DON’T KNOW WHICH IT WILL BE EFFECTIVE. IT LOOKING AT A CURRENT BOUNDARY THE RETROSPECTIVE YOU MIGHT HAVE POTENTIAL. WHEN LOOKING AT CLARKSBURG WITHOUT THE GROWTH IS UP THERE. HAVE MANY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS ARE OF CONSIDERATION. IT’S BUILDING THE NEXT SCHOOL. AND WHAT SCHOOL LEVELS WOULD HAVE AFFECTED THAT. IF LOOKING AT CLARKSBURG NUMBER NINE THE NEXT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. MAYBE YOU AFFECTED THOSE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL KIDS BUT NOW IN MIDDLE SCHOOL. THEY WOULDN’T BE AFFECTED AT THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. LOTS OF THINGS TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF WHEN LOOKING AT THOSE FACTORS. WE ARE NOT SEEING STUDENTS THAT WBE IMPACTED.>>STARTING TO SUPPLEMENT A WHICH IS THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE BOUNDARY STUDY FOR CLARKSBURG, NORTHWEST AND SENECA ALLEY CLUSTERS. THE SCOPE AND THE PURPOSE OF THE BOUNDARY STUDY. WE ARE IN THE MIDST WE ARE ALMOST DONE WITH SENECA VALLEY. THE EXPANSION OF SENECA VALLEY. THAT WILL BRING 1300 NEW SEATS AT SENECA VALLEY THAT IS SET TO OPEN THIS SEPTEMBER. SEPTEMBER 2020. ADDITIONAL CAPACITY WAS BUILT TO RELIEVE CLARKSBURG AND NORTH VALLEY. ALTHOUGH THE SCOPE AND BOUNDARY STUDY WERE INCLUDED TO LOOK AT NOT ONLY THE UTILIZATION BUT THE ARTICULATION PATTERNS IN THOSE THREE CLUSTERS. IT IS DIFFICULT TO READ BUT WE HAVE THE MAPS AND THE SUPPLEMENTS THE MAPS ARE HERE AS WELL. IN GENERAL THE YELLOW AREA. THE GOLD AREA IS CLARKSBURG. THE PURPLE AREA IS SENECA VALLEY. AND THE CHILLED TEAL BLUE COLOR IS NORTHWEST. AND THOSE ARE THE THREE CLUSTERS. AND IT IS BY HIGH SCHOOL. IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL ON THE RIGHT. THESE ARE THE NEW ENROLLMENT PROJECTIONS AS SHOWN IN THE CIP. YOU CAN SEE AT CLARKSBURG HIGH SCHOOL IF WE DID NOT DO A STUDY THEY WOULD BE 100 OVER. NORTHWESTWARD BEFORE 22 STUDENTS OVER. AND OF COURSE SENECA VALLEY SHOWS 1300 BECAUSE OF THE NEW CAPACITY. COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND ENGAGEMENT. AS DOCTOR ZUCKERMAN SAID WE DID EXTENSIVE OUTREACH AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT. THIS IS PART OF THE TRANSITION BASED ON THE NEW REVISED POLICY FAA. IT DID INCREASE THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND PRODUCT STRATEGIES AND APPROACHES. WE TRIED DIFFERENT THINGS WE ARE NOT DONE IN THE PAST. SIGNIFICANTLY EXPANDED COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND PARTICIPATION IN THE BOUNDARY STUDY PROCESS. CONTACTED TWO PHASES OF ENGAGEMENT. IN THE SPRING, SUMMER AND EARLY FALL OF 2019.SO THE FIRST PHASE BETWEEN MARCH AND MAY AT 12 COMMUNITY MEETINGS. OF THE THREE HIGH SCHOOLS. IT WAS BROKEN DOWN AT EACH HIGH SCHOOL FOR A TOTAL OF 12. WE HAD A FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION ONLINE MAILBOX WERE RESTARTED OUR FIRST COMMUNITY MEETING. AND AS A RESULT OF THAT I THINK A 15 PAGE FAQ PAPER THAT VE 50 QUESTIONS TO ANSWER. THAT IS STILL ONLINE TODAY.IF PEOPLE WANT TO GO AND LOOK AT SOME OF THE QUESTIONS THEY ARE AVAILABLE AS WELL. WE HAD A WEBCAST AVAILABLE ON TWO NIGHTS THAT WE PRESENTED THE OPTION. THERE WAS A ROUND OF OPTIONS AT A SECOND ROUND. IF SOMEONE HAD TO MISS ONE OF THE OPTION. THEY CAN GO ONLINE. THOSE ARE STILL ONLINE TODAY TO REVIEW. WE HAVE TWO ONLINE SURVEYS AND WE WILL TALK ABOUT THOSE NUMBERS. I THINK IN THE NEXT LIFE AND ONE MIGHT BE A VOICEMAIL MESSAGE. PRIOR TO EVERY SET OF MEETINGS. SO PEOPLE KNEW WHEN THE MEETING WOULD BE. WE ALSO DID CONNECT ED WHEN THE ONLINE SURVEY WAS AVAILABLE TO NEW WHEN THEY COULD GO ON AND SEE THE SURVEY. WE HAVE SOME CONNECT ED WHEN WE PUT OUT THE REPORT. THAT WAS A COMBINATION OF ALL OF THE MEETINGS THAT WE HAVE. WE ALSO DID A CONNECT-ED WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATION BUT WITH WRITTEN CORRESPONDENCE PEOPLE WOULD EMAIL US. PEOPLE WOULD EMAIL THE BOARD AND SUPERINTENDENT. WE WOULD GET THE INFORMATION. GOING THROUGH ALL THAT WRITTEN CORRESPONDENCE HELPED US DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT WE NEEDED A SECOND. SO WE DID NOT HAVE A SECOND ROUND FOR SENECA VALLEY. SO WHAT PEOPLE ERE SAYING WHAT THEY THOUGHT WAS NEEDED MORE. WHAT FACTOR MAY NEED TO BE MORE ADVANCED THEY DID NOT SEE REFLECTED IN THE FIRST ROUND THAT WE DID IN THE SECOND ROUND. AND TOOK TWO FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSIONS IN COMMUNITY CENTERS IN JUNE. I HELPED ONE AT PLUMGAR ONE WAS AT THE UPTOWN COMMUNITY CENTER. THE SECOND PHASE WAS TARGETED OUTREACH THROUGH ADVOCACY AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS.THE NAACP AND IDENTITY. WE DID A FOCUS GROUP INFORMATION PRESENTATION OUTREACH FOR THEM. INFORMATION SHARING AND FOCUS GROUP DISCUSSION FORMAT. WE HAD STAKEHOLDER MEETINGS INCLUDING MC PTA PRIOR TO US STARTING. WE HAVE CLUSTER COORDINATORS COME IN. AT THE END ONE ANOTHER MEETING WITH THEM TO SEE HOW THE PROCESS WORKS WE MET WITH THEM TWICE BUT ONE OF THE BEGINNING AND ONE AT THE END. THE TWO STAKEHOLDER SURVEYS FROM TWO PROGRAMS. FROM THE FIRST SURVEY 4387 PEOPLE RESPOND TO THAT SURVEY. THE SECOND SURVEY WE HAD 3078 RESPONDENTS. EXAMPLES OF THE QUESTIONS HOW IMPORTANT EACH OF THE POLICY FACTORS WOULD BE WHEN CONSIDERING BOUNDARY REASSIGNMENT. WE ASKED THEM TO INDICATE THEIR TOP THREE PREFERRED OPTIONS. THE SECOND SURVEY ASKED A QUESTION ABOUT HOW WELL THE PROCESS WORKED IN SERVICE AND STAKEHOLDER VIEWPOINTS. WE WANTED TO GET THAT RESPONSE BACK. SO WE CAN HAVE AN IDEA OF MOVING FORWARD IF IT WORKS WELL FOR PEOPLE OR NOT. IN THE LAST BULLET THEY AGREED OR STRONGLY AGREED THAT THE PROCESS WORKED WELL.>>I HAVE A QUESTION. THE NUMBER 4387 THAT IS BASED ON THE NUMBER OF FAMILIES IN THE SCHOOLS? HOW DID YOU IDENTIFY?>>NEVER RESPONDED. THOSE ARE ACTUAL RESPONDENTS. THERE WERE RESPONDENTS. IN THE QUESTIONS IN THE SURVEY WE ASKED IF THEY WERE A PARENT OF A STUDENT. IF THEY WERE A MCPS STAFF MEMBER. IF A COMMUNITY MEMBER. THEN ASK THEM IN THE NEXT QUESTION IF THEY WERE APPARENT OF STUDENTS. WHAT CLUSTER, WHAT SCHOOL. WE WERE ABLE TO ANALYZE THE DATA IN DIFFERENT WAYS. WE HAVE THE INFORMATION ONLINE AS WELL.>>Doctor Docca: WHAT I WAS TRYING TO FIGURE OUT IF THE PARENTS OR COMMUNITY AND PARENTS? AND IF SO HOW DID YOU IDENTIFY THE COMMUNITY?>>THAT IS HOW WE IDENTIFIED IT AS THE QUESTION IN THE SURVEY. WHO YOU ARE.>>Doctor Docca: OUT DID YOU EMAIL TO ALL THE ADDRESSES?>>WHAT WE DID IN ONE OF OUR CONNECT-ED IT WENT TO EVERY SCHOOL IN THE THREE CLUSTERS. IT WENT TO ALL OF THE PTAS AND THE NAACP.IT WENT TO COMMUNITY PARTNERS.AL-SAG, IT WAS A BROAD OUTREACH. AND WE TOLD PEOPLE ALL THE TIME IF YOU KNOW SOMEBODY. AND TO THE UPPER COUNTY REGIONAL SERVICE CENTER AND ASKED MS. MATTHEWS TO PUT IT INTO HER INFORMATION PACKET SHE SENDS OUT AS FLYERS AS WELL. WE DID DO BROUGHT TO TRY TO GET AS MANY PEOPLE TO RESPOND AS POSSIBLE LET ME SAY MANY OF THE PEOPLE WHO CALLED US FOR PARTS OF COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS. THEY WERE SHARING IT WITH THEIR COMMUNITY AND THE INFORMATION ONLINE.INFORMATION GETS SCARED BY LISTSERV’S AND FACEBOOK PAGES. YOU WOULD SEE SOME OF THAT. WE WERE TELLING FOLKS AT COMMUNITY MEETINGS.AT OUR COMMUNITY MEETINGS WHICH THE INFORMATION IS NOT THERE BUT IN THE REPORT. OUR COMMUNITY MEETINGS AT THE HIGH SCHOOLS WE HAD WELL OVER 1000 PEOPLE ATTEND EACH OF THE MEETINGS IN TOTAL. WE HAVE NEVER HAD THAT KIND OF RESPONSE TO MEETINGS WE HAD BEFORE. WE HAD PEOPLE BOTH FROM THE COMMUNITY AND PARENTS COMING BECAUSE THEY WERE SHARING THE INFORMATION WITH THE COMMUNITY OUTREACH. MRS. SMONDROSKI?>>Rebecca Smondrowski: CAN WE GET THE RESULTS OF YOUR QUESTIONS?>>ABSOLUTELY.>>THE STUFF DEVELOPED 14 OPTIONS. THERE ARE EIGHT IN THE FIRST ROUND AND SIX IN THE SECOND ROUND. AGAIN WE HAD TO PARTICIPATE IN THE CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY. AND WE DID ACKNOWLEDGE IN THE FUTURE NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL WHICH WOULD BE GRANT HIGH SCHOOL. WE ACKNOWLEDGE MOST WOULD PROVIDE MORE CAPACITY RELIEF FOR CLARKSBURG THEN NORTHWEST FOR THAT REASON. THEY DEVELOPED OPTIONS EIGHTH-GRADERS OF THE MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL IN GRADES 11 AND 12 AT THE HIGH SCHOOL. THAT IS WHAT IS PART OF THE OPTIONS THAT WERE GENERATED. VARIATIONS OF STUFF DEVELOPED. THE SUPERINTENDENT IS THE STUFF DEVELOPED OPTION 11 A. FROM THE BATTERY STUDY PROCESS. THE RECOMMENDATION MINIMIZES AT THE IT MAXIMIZES WALKERS REDUCES THE UTILIZATION RATE TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT POSSIBLE. AGAIN KNOWING THE OVERUTILIZATION OF CLARKSBURG AND NORTHWEST COULD NOT ALL BE ACCOMMODATED AT SENECA HIGH SCHOOL. THE THREE POLICY FACTORS FOR THOSE INVOLVED IN THE BOUNDARY STUDY BY MEETING THOSE OBJECTIVES. IT IS CONSISTENT WITH THE PREFERENCE OF SENECA COUNTY CLUSTER COMMUNITY. ACTION 11 A. THAT CAME OUT OF THE SURVEY INFORMATION.BUT WE CAN SHARE WITH YOU. 11 A WAS THE SECOND MOST PREFERRED BY THE NORTHWEST CLUSTER COMMUNITY BASED ON THE SURVEY RESULTS. SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL. REASSIGNING FROM CLARKSBURG IS GO TO SENECA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL. THE AREA EAST OF SPRING TOWN ROAD IS 365 AND NORTH OF BALTIMORE ROAD IN THE CLARKSBURG ELEMENTARY SERVICE AREA. WE CAN SHOW THE MAP YOU CAN SEE THAT VISUALLY. REASSIGNING THE AREA SOUTH OF OLD BALTIMORE ROAD IS OUT OF TO 70TH. THE SERVICE AREA. AND REASSIGNING WILLIAM SEE GIVES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. EXCEPT THE AREA SOUTH OF BALTIMORE ROAD. WEST OF 355, NORTH OF SENECA CREEK AND EAST OF I 270. THE REASON THAT WAS DONE IN THE FIRST SET OF OPTIONS FOR THE FIRST EIGHT THERE WERE OPTIONS THAT MOVED ALL OF GIVES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. WHAT WE FOUND OUT. AND IF YOU BEEN UP THERE RECENTLY THERE IS A PROJECT GOING ON STATE HIGHWAY PROJECT GOING ON. THAT WILL PROVIDE A SIDEWALK ON THE WEST SIDE OF 355. AND BASED UPON THAT THERE IS A SMALL AREA. I WILL SHOW IT ON THE MAP. THAT IN THE FUTURE WILL BE ABLE TO WALK. IT IS JUST LITERALLY UNDER THE TWO MILES. THEY WILL BE ABLE TO WALK IN THE FUTURE. THE SECOND ROUND OF OPTIONS ACKNOWLEDGING THAT.THAT PORTIONS REMAINED AT CLARKSBURG HIGH SCHOOL. THEY ARE RESIGNED TO SENECA VALLEY HIGH. REASSIGNING FROM NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL TO SENECA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL.THERE WERE TWO ISLANDS ONE COPPER HILLS THE OTHER WAS MANTENAGA ISLAND. REASSIGNING THOSE TWO ISLANDS AS WELL AS A PORTION OF THE GERMANTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SERVICE AREA. WITH THIS GERMANTOWN GETS SPLIT, ARTICULATED. BUT NOT FULLY ARTICULATED AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL. ALL OF THE STUDENTS CURRENTLY. GERMANTOWN SCHOOLS GO TO CLIMENTE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND THEN HIGH SCHOOL. IN THE SUPERINTENDENCE RECOMMENDATION MIDDLE SCHOOL DOES NOT CHANGE. ALTHOUGH STUDENTS WILL ARTICULATE TO CLIMENTE MIDDLE SCHOOL. THEN GO TO SENECA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL OR NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL. CLEMENTE MIDDLE SCHOOL ALREADY WHAT ARTICULATE BETWEEN SENECA VALLEY AND NORTHWEST. IT IS JUST A DIFFERENT GROUP OF KIDS THAT WOULD THEN GO TO EACH OF THOSE HIGH SCHOOLS. SO HERE IS A MAP OF THE HIGH SCHOOL CHANGES. I WILL USE. IF YOU CAN SEE HERE THE LITTLE ARROW. THIS HATCHED AREA IS THE CAP’N CRUNCH AREA. THAT IS BEING RECOMMENDED TO MOVE TO SENECA VALLEY. THIS HATCHED AREA ALONG THIS AREA. WHICH IS EAST OF 270 IS THE GIVES COMMUNITY THAT IS BEING RECOMMENDED TO BE REASSIGNED. THIS LITTLE AREA THAT IS ABOVE ALL THE PURPLE HATCHING. THAT IS THE GIVES PORTION THAT WILL BE ABLE TO WALK. IN THE FIRST SET OF OPTIONS BEING ABLE TO MOVE WITH THE REST OF GIVES. IT REMAINS AT CLARKSBURG. AND I KNOW IT IS HARD TO SEE. IF YOU LOOK AT THE BLUE AREAS THESE TWO HATCHED AREAS RIGHT HERE IT IS ALMOST IN THE PURPLE THESE TWO. THESE ARE THE TWO ISLANDS. ONE COPPER HILLS ONE WANTED NOT BEING RECOMMENDED TO BE REASSIGNED. AND THIS HATCHED AREA IN THE PLAY. HERE IS GERMANTOWN ELEMENTARY. AND THIS PURPLE HATCHED AREA IS THE NORTHERN PORTION OF GERMANTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. IT IS RECOMMENDED TO BE REASSIGNED FROM SENECA. STAYING WITH CLEMENTE BUT REASSIGNED TO SENECA VALLEY AT THE HIGH SCHOOL. SO HERE ARE THE EFFECTS OF THESE CHANGES. AGAIN IF WE LOOK AT THE OUT YEARS IT IS ABOUT 900 STUDENTS FROM CLARKSBURG HIGH SCHOOL. AGAIN IT BRINGS SIGNIFICANTLY DOWNED BASED UPON THE SUPERINTENDENCE RECOMMENDATION. THE HIGH SCHOOL IS 400 AND CHANGE. AND HERE IT IS 298 ALMOST 300 STUDENTS. AGAIN RELIEVING MORE OF CLARKSBURG. IT IS ONLINE AND WILL BE COMPLETED BASED ON THE SUPERINTENDENCE RECOMMENDATION. SEPTEMBER 2025. AT SENECA VALLEY YOU CAN SEE HERE IT’S CAPACITY WILL BE 99 PERCENT. IT INCLUDES IN EACH OF THE YEARS WE DO INCLUDE THOSE 500 STUDENTS ON TOP OF THE TWO MOONS FROM CLARKSBURG AND NORTHWEST. THAT 500 SEAT IS SHOWING AND IT IS FOR THOSE STUDENTS OF THOSE IN SENECA VALLEY. CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS. IF YOU LOOK AT THE DEMOGRAPHIC FOR EACH OF THE FIRST LINE HERE IS ALWAYS LINE NO CHANGE. IF WE DID NOT HAVE A REASSIGNMENT. THE SECOND LINE IS THE WIDTH CHANGE. YOU CAN LOOK AT THE RACE ETHNIC COMPOSITION OF CLARKSBURG HIGH SCHOOL. WHAT THE CHANGE WOULD RESULT IN. THE SAME THING WITH NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL. THE SAME THING WITH SENECA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL. THEN LOOKING AT THE FARMS AND ESOL INFORMATION. THE FARMS, FOR EXAMPLE, IS HOW TO READ IT. CURRENTLY 37.5 IS THE FARMS PERCENTAGE OF SENECA HIGH SCHOOL.WITH THE CHANGE IT BECOMES 28.5. IF YOU LOOK AT NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL IT IS CURRENTLY 22.5 WITH THE CHANGE IT WOULD BE 21.6 PRESENT IT DROPS JUST A LITTLE BIT. AND FOR SENECA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL CURRENTLY FARMS PERCENTAGE IS 39 PERCENT. WITH THE RECOMMENDATION IT DECREASES TO 34.5 PERCENT.>>OKAY.>>CONTINUING WITH THE LET’S GIVE THE COMMUNITY THREE SO IT’S A DIGESTIBLE AMOUNT OF INFORMATION THAT YOU CAN PROCESS. ANY THOUGHTS AND IDEAS HOW TO MAKE IT MORE MANAGEABLE FOR PARENTS AND COMMUNITIES TO BE ABLE TO MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS AND PAY ATTENTION. LOOK AT IT AND YOU THINK I’M NOT GOING TO UNDERSTAND AND WALK AWAY. SO I THINK IF WE LOOK AT THIS WHEN WE GET TO IT, THERE ARE ONLY SOMANY WAYS TO SLICE THE PIE . AND SO, WHEN IS A SMALLER, MORE REFINED BOUNDARY STUDY YOU CAN HAVE ONLY A FEW OPTIONS. I THINK WITH THIS BOUNDARY STUDY, A COUPLE OF THINGS SORT OF YOU KNOW, LEAD US, WHEN WAS THE REVISED POLICY FAA TWO AND SURE THAT THEY WERE OPTIONS THAT ADDRESS EACH OF THE FACTORS AND THEN THEY WOULD ADDRESS EACH OF THE FACTORS IN THE MULTIPLE DIFFERENT WAYS. THE SECOND ROUND OF OPTIONS, GUIDED US BASED UPON FEEDBACK THAT WE HEARD, SURVEY INFORMATION THAT WE HEARD. CERTAINLY, THE WALKING PATH ON 355 GUIDED US INTO DEVELOPING ADDITIONAL OPTIONS. SO WHILE IT WOULD HAVE BEEN MAY BE EASIER TO REVIEW, TO HAVE LESS OPTIONS, I THINK THAT HAVING THE OPTIONS, WE REALLY FEEL LIKE WE HAVE EXHAUSTED. IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO SEE IF THE ONE CAME BACK AND SAID WE DIDN’T DO THIS OR THAT. WHEN WE FEEL LIKE ALL OF THE OPTIONS, EVEN THOUGH THERE ARE 14 OF THEM, THEY REALLY DID EXHAUST ALL OF THE FACTORS. WE THINK IT EXHAUSTED VARIATIONS OF FACTORS. COULD THERE BE ANOTHER OPTION OUT THERE? ABSOLUTELY. BUT WE REALLY THINK WE ADDRESSED THE OPTIONS AND ADDRESSED PEOPLES CONCERNS IN THE FIRST ROUND AND WE YOU KNOW, THE SECOND ROUND, WE WERE GUIDED BY THAT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WHICH IS WHAT WE WERE SUPPOSED TO DO BASED UPON THE POLICY.>> COULD YOU HAVE, AT THE PROCESS SAY OKAY, WE HAVE FIVE OR THESE FOUR OPTIONS HAVE RISEN TO THE TOP. LET’S FOCUS ON THESE RATHER THAN THE 12.>> I THINK THAT IS WHAT THE SUPERINTENDENTS RECOMMENDATION IS. WHEN WE REVIEW THEM ALL, CERTAINLY THERE WERE SOME THAT WE COULD LOOK AT BUT DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU LOOK AT IS DEPENDENT ON WHICH FIVE WOULD RISE. AND SO, AFTER REVIEWING THEM WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT, THAT’S HOW WE GOT TO I THINK 11 IN GENERAL. I WON’T SPEAK FOR DOCTOR SMITH BUT WE DID CUT IT DOWN IN HIS REVIEW SO WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE WERE AS INCLUSIVE AS POSSIBLE IN DEVELOPING THE OPTIONS.>> ONE OF THE THINGS THAT NEEDED TO HAPPEN IN THIS BOUNDARY STUDY IS A TESTING HOW THE LANGUAGE IN THE NEW POLICY LANGUAGE WOULD ACTUALLY PLAY OUT. IT WAS PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT TO MODEL A LOT OF THEM OUT AND THEN WORK WITH THE COMMUNITY AND THERE ARE SOME PRINCIPLES THAT YOU CAN SEE UP ON THE SCREEN, IT TALKS ABOUT MEETING THREE OF THE FOUR OPTIONS. AND MAINTAINING, FOR EXAMPLE HAVE A MAJOR CONVERSATION GOING ON IN THE COMMUNITY ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT. WE HAVE ANOTHER MAJOR CONVERSATION ABOUT DWINDLING RESOURCES. SO WHAT WE HAVE TO DO, EVERYTHING IN THE CONTEXT OF WHAT IS THERE BUT BUT AT THIS PARTICULAR TIME I THINK IT WAS REALLY IMPORTANT TO TEST SOME OF THESE THINGS. BECAUSE PRIOR TO THIS, IT’S BEEN YOU KNOW, A SINGLE BUILDING WITH AN ADDITION OR INCREASE IN SIZE AND VERY TARGETED THIS WAY. AND THE WHOLE PHILOSOPHY OF THE NEW POLICY IS THIS WAY AND THEN COME BACK TO AN ANSWER. SO I DO THINK THAT YOU WILL SEE FEWER OPTIONS IN THE FUTURE AS WE TEST OUT THINGS AND SAY PHILOSOPHICALLY, THIS IS NOT WHAT THE BOARD IS EVER GOING TO CHOOSE OR THERE IS NO RATIONALE THAT IT DOESN’T ESPECIALLY STRIVE FOR DEMOGRAPHICS.IT DOESN’T GIVE ANY GREAT BENEFIT IN GEOGRAPHY, IT PUTS A LOT MORE KIDS ON THE BUSES, THOSE SORTS OF THINGS I THINK WILL BECOME MORE CLEAR AS WE DO THIS PROCESS. AND CERTAINLY, THE VERY SEPARATE AND ONLY ANALYSIS, BOUNDARY ANALYSIS GOING ON RIGHT NOW, IS GOING TO SHOW US WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE ACROSS THE COUNTY IN TERMS OF IN THE FUTURE IT IS A PLACE TO START WITH THESE CONVERSATIONS IF IT IS DONE WELL AND APPROPRIATELY TO LOOK AND SAY WHAT DOES IT DO? WELL, IT ESPECIALLY STARTS WITH DIVERSITY. BUT IT PUTS A LOT OF KIDS ON BUSES WHO ARE FORMERLY WALKERS. AND THAT IS IN DIRECT CONFLICT WITH OUR PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL PRIORITIES. WE WILL HAVE TO CONTINUE TALKING IS WHAT IT COMES DOWN TO. AND SEE IF THINGS MAKE SENSE.>> I JUST WANT TO ADD TO WHAT DOCTOR SMITH SAID. IN A FEW MINUTES WHEN WE GET TO THE PRESENTATION WILL ALSO SHOW HOW THE RECOMMENDATION RELATES TO THE FACTORS AND STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES. I THINK WE CAN GET TO THAT IN A FEW MINUTES. IT IS IMPORTANT TO REALLY FLUSH THEM ALL OUT AND IN PART CREATED A NUMBER OF OPTIONS IN ORDER TO SEE THE DIFFERENT IMPACTS.>> HOW MUCH PARTICIPATION DID YOU GET WITH THE MULTILINGUAL SURVEYS AND OR THE FOCUS GROUPS WITH IDENTITY?>> ON THE SURVEY, WE DID SEPARATE IT OUT. THERE WERE A FEW HUNDRED. I THINK IT WAS A FEW HUNDRED THAT WE COULD SEE AND WE CAN GET YOU THE INFORMATION AS WELL. BUT, YOU KNOW HAVING THE PARTICIPATION OF THE OVER 4000, DEPENDING ON IF ENGLISH MAY NOT HAVE BEEN THE FIRST LANGUAGE BUT THEY CAN ANSWER IN ENGLISH, WE DID NOT ASK THOSE TYPE OF QUESTIONS IN THE SURVEY. IT WAS ONLINE, IT WAS IN SEVEN LANGUAGES AND WE DO ACTUALLY HAVE THE BREAKDOWN THAT WE CAN SHARE WITH THE BOARD.>> AND CAN YOU TRANSLATE THE INFORMATION, NOT JUST THAT BUT THE OPTIONS TRANSITING INTO SPANISH AND CHINESE. THAT WAS QUITE CHALLENGING TO DO BUT WE DID GET THAT INFORMATION UP ONLINE AS WELL. AGAIN, WE ARE TRYING TO BE AS INCLUSIVE AS POSSIBLE. WE WORKED WITH THE SCHOOLS TO FIND THAT WILL LANGUAGES REALLY NEEDED TO BE OUT THERE SO WE WORKED WITH THOSE COLLEAGUES TO ENSURE THAT THE INFORMATION WAS THERE.>> FOR THE INTERNAL INVESTMENT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE MANY CLICKS THE TRANSLATED DOCUMENT SCOTT. IT IS A LOT OF WORK TO DO.>> IT WAS.>> THE FOCUS GROUPS?>> FOCUS GROUPS WERE SMALLER, THEY WERE INTENTIONALLY SMALL BECAUSE IT WAS VERY MUCH FROM ALMOST EQUALITY — WE WANTED A SMALLER GROUP. WE DID NOT WANT TO GENERALIZE FROM THAT BUT WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE SURFACE THEMES THAT MATTERED TO PARTICULAR COMMUNITIES THAT ARE PARTNER ORGANIZATIONS. WE ARE ABLE TO BETTER CONNECT. I’M TRYING TO THINK WHAT THE TOTAL NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO WERE ERE WAS, A COUPLE OF THOUSAND I AM THINKING.>> I THINK THAT THERE WAS. A LITTLE MORE THAN A THOUSAND.>> FOR EACH, BUT THAT ALLOWED US TO SPEND AN EVENING WITH FOLKS. AGAIN, SURFACING THEMES THAT WE COULD CARRY FORWARD AS PART OF THE REPORT. THAT’S WHAT WE WERE AFTER. WE WERE DEFINITELY NOT AFTER BREADTH, WE WERE AFTER DEPTH.>> HAVE YOU RECEIVED FEEDBACK — THEY SAID THEY WERE VERY APPRECIATIVE OF HAVING THE FOCUS GROUPS AND BEING ABLE TO SHARE THEIR THOUGHTS AND VIEWS DURING THAT PRESENTATION AND FOCUS GROUP TIME.>> ANY STUDENT SURVEYS OR INVOLVEMENT?>> AS PART OF THE SURVEY, IF THEY WERE STUDENTS THEY COULD MARKET THEY WERE STUDENTS. SO YES, THERE WAS STUDENT PARTICIPATION. I BELIEVE IT WAS CLOSE TO 700 OF THE 4000+. [INAUDIBLE] >> WE HAVE FIVE MINUTES BEFORE WE BREAK FOR DINNER. THEN WE WILL GO. NO QUESTIONS?>> NO QUESTION. I JUST WANT TO SAY YOU DID A GREAT JOB ON THIS.>> I HAVE SOME THOUGHTS AND COMMENTS BUT I WILL WAIT UNTIL YOU ARE FINISHED. I DID HAVE A CHANCE TO READ EVERYTHING YESTERDAY AND A LOT OF THAT IS IN THERE.>> THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT. DID I ASK YOU ALREADY? I’M SORRY. OKAY.>> WE ARE GOING TO TURN OUR ATTENTION TO MIDDLE SCHOOL AND THEN WE WILL TAKE YOUR CUE WHETHER YOU WANT TO BREAK OR FINISH SENECA AND THEN BREAK. WE WILL LEAVE THAT UP TO YOU.>> FIVE MINUTES.>> THERE WE GO! [LAUGHTER] >> SO, REMEMBER THAT THIS IS A BOUNDARY STUDY THAT LOOKED AT THE HIGH SCHOOLS AS WELL AS MIDDLE SCHOOLS. THERE ARE MIDDLE SCHOOL RECOMMENDATIONS AS WELL.AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL THE RECOMMENDATION IS TO REASSIGN FROM — REASSIGNING FROM ROCKY HILL MIDDLE SCHOOL TO NEILSVILLE ARE THE THREE ASSIGNED AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL. SO SOUTH OF BALTIMORE ROAD AND THE WILLIAM GIBBS COMMUNITY EXCEPT FOR THAT SMALL PORTION SO IT IS BASICALLY DOING A FLIP BETWEEN THOSE TWO SERVICE AREAS AT NEILSVILLE TO ROCKY HILL AND FROM ROCKY HILL TO NEILSVILLE. WE ALSO HAVE TWO OTHERS. WE WILL REASSIGNING FROM CLEMENTE MIDDLE SCHOOL TO — THE PORTION OF GREAT SENECA THAT ARTICULATES TO CLEMENTE. CURRENTLY IT’S A SPLIT ARTICULATION SO WE ARE ABLE TO HAVE THEM ALL ATTEND KINGS YOU MIDDLE SCHOOL. THEN FROM KINGS VIEW TO MARTIN LUTHER KING, JUNIOR MIDDLE SCHOOL THE — MEDICAL ISLAND. BECAUSE NOW THEY WILL BE ATTENDING SENECA VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL, KINGS VIEW DOES NOT GO TO SENECA VALLEY IT ARTICULATES TO NORTHWEST. SO NOW THEY WILL BE ABLE TO DO A STRAIGHT ARTICULATION FROM — TO KING AND SENECA VALLEY. THIS IS SIMILAR TO THE MAP WHICH SHOWED BEFORE. THE AREA OF CLARKSBURG, THIS AREA IS FOX CHAPEL AND IT DAILY. THEY ARE GOING UP TO, THEY WILL CONTINUE TO ROCKY HILL IN THE AREAS WE TALKED ABOUT, CABIN BRANCH AND GIBBS WOULD THEN BE GOING TO NEILSVILLE. AGAIN, WE SHOW THE EFFECTS OF THAT. FOR CLEMENTE IT IS A SMALL AMOUNT OF STUDENTS, THERE IS NOT A BIG CHANGE IN THE CAPACITY. YOU CAN SEE THEY ARE RACE ETHNIC COMPOSITION AND FORMS PERCENTAGES. KING, THE SAME THING CAN SEE THE CHANGES IN FARM. NOT A BIG CHANGE. SAME WITH KINGS VIEW. HERE YOU CAN SEE THE CHANGE. IN UTILIZATION, AND RACE, ETHNIC, COMPETITION AND FARM. THE BIG CHANGES ARE HERE AT NEILSVILLE AND ROCKY HIL. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE UTILIZATION, THEY WERE COMPARABLE IN THEIR UTILIZATION. A LITTLE OVER, THERE ARE 74 PERCENT — OVER ROCKY HILL 15 SEATS OVER, WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE RATES AT THE COMPOSITION YOU CAN SEE CHANGES. FOR EXAMPLE AFRICAN-AMERICAN, RACE, ETHNIC COMPOSITION THIS IS THE CURRENT AT NEILSVILLE IS 30 PERCENT. IT IS, IT DECREASES TO 21.2 PERCENT AND ACROSS THE BOARD YOU CAN SEE THE WHITE PERCENTAGE GOES FROM 5.1 PERCENT TO 11.4 PERCENT. THE FARMS PERCENTAGE NEILSVILLE DECREASES TO 53.9 PERCENT. AND AT ROCKY HILL YOU CAN LOOK AT THE SAME NUMBERS ACROSS THE BOARD. YOU CAN LOOK AT THE FARMS PERCENTAGE SHARE, CURRENTLY 22.5 PERCENT. IT GOES TO 38 PERCENT. SO WE WILL CONTINUE AND I DO NOT KNOW HOW FAR YOU WANT — >> WE WILL STOP RIGHT THERE.>> THEN WE CAN TALK ABOUT THE — SPECIFICS OF EACH.>> WE WILL BREAK FOR DINNER AND WE WOULD BACKAT 9:15 . HAS THE LARGEST THEATER IN THE NORTHWEST CLUSTER. THE OPTION WOULD PROVIDE TO MUCH RELIEF FOR NORTHWOOD IS NOT ENOUGH FOR CLARKSBURG HIGH SCHOOL. KNOWING THAT CROWD IS COMING THE UTILIZATION WE LOOK AT THE FACTOR FOR UTILIZATION. HE DID NOT ADVANCE WILL ONE OF THE GUIDING PARAMETERS WAS WHICH WAS MORE CLARKSBURG. OPTIONS EIGHT, NINE, AND 10 WHICH WERE VARIATIONS OF OPTIONS THREE AND SIX. AGAIN THAT SMALL AREA OF GIVES REASSIGNED SKIPS AND DAILY FOR FOX CHAPTER NINE AND 10. FROM CLARKSBURG HIGH SCHOOL TO VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL.IT REASSIGNED SOME OR ALL OF GERMANTOWN. NINE AND 10. FROM NORTHWEST TO SENECA VALLEY. NINE IS EITHER SOME OF THAT, 10 IS ALL OF GERMANTOWN. OPTION NINE PREPARED BY THE NORTH BERG BASED ON THE SURVEY WE RECEIVED. THE SURVEY REPORTS. THE UTILIZATION FACTOR.BUT DOES NOT DO AS WELL TO ADVANCE A DEMOGRAPHIC CHARACTERISTIC OF SCHOOL FACTOR COMPARED TO THE SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION.>>Shebra Evans: DISCUSSION. WE WILL START WITH MS. DIXON.>>Jeanette Dixon: I DON’T HAVE ANY COMMENTS I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU YOU AND IT WAS COMPLICATED.>>Shebra Evans: DOCCA?>>Doctor Docca: WE ARE DONE WITH THIS UNTIL THE NEXT TIME. I WANTED TO THANK YOU YOU AS WELL FOR YOUR WORK ON THIS. I KNOW READING THROUGH THE MATERIALS THAT IT WAS REALLY CLEAR WHY THE SUPERINTENDENT MADE THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT HE MADE. I THOUGHT IT WAS A VERY COGENT ANALYSIS OF ALL OF THE WORK THAT YOU DID. SO YOU GUYS ARE TO COMMENDED. I THINK YOU TOOK GREAT CARE IN LOOKING AT THE FACTORS THAT THE BOARD SET OUT IN THE POLICY FAA. AND, I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU VERY MUCH ENJOYABLE TIME. AND I HOPE YOU WILL TAKE THE DEAL. I MEAN YOU HAVE BEEN HERE, YOU DID YEOMAN’S WORK SO THANK YOU.>>Shebra Evans: MRS. SMONDROSKI?>>Rebecca Smondrowski: I WILL JUST SAY THANK YOU AS WELL.>>Shebra Evans: MS. O’NEILL?>>Patricia O’Neill: I ALSO WANT TO THANK YOU YOU. 26 YEARS AGO MS. SCHAEFER AND I WERE INVOLVED. IN A BOUNDARY CHANGE. I WAS CLUSTER COORDINATOR. AND BELIEVE THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PIECE. THE BOUNDARY THAT I WAS INVOLVED WITH DID NOT INVOLVE REASSIGNING HIGH SCHOOL OR MIDDLE SCHOOL. I MEAN THERE ARE A VARIETY OF OPINIONS ALWAYS. AND WHEN IT IMPACTS ME. JUST AS YOU SAID I THINK NORTHWEST PREFERRED OPTION?>>11 A.>>NO, THEY WANT NINE NOW.>>AND CLARKSBURG OVERWHELMINGLY ON THEIR SURVEY. 12 WAS THE OPTION THAT MOST OF THEM SEEMED TO WANT. IT IS A THREE HIGH SCHOOL BOUNDARY DECISION. AND SOME PEOPLE WENT TO SENECA VALLEY. AND SENECA VALLEY WILL BE A GREAT SCHOOL WITH A PLETHORA OF PROGRAMS. AND WILL BENEFIT BY HAVING A LARGER STUDENT POPULATION. THEY WILL BE ABLE TO OFFER OF BROAD RANGE OF COURSES. AND I WANT TO REFLECT WHEN WE FORM THE DOWN COUNTY CONSORTIUM. MANY WHO DID NOT WANT WHEATON HIGH SCHOOL IN THE DOWN COUNTY CONSORTIUM. THERE WAS REAL PUSHBACK. WHEATON IS UNBELIEVABLE. DOCTOR DOCCA?>>Doctor Docca: >>Female: YOU ALL CAME IN I WAS TALKING. I WAS SAYING THE SAME THING. YOU ARE SAYING WHAT I AM SAYING HOW MUCH WORK YOU HAVE DONE A TECHNICAL THIS IS AND HOW IT IS FOLLOWED OUR POLICIES TO 18. I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU FOR DOING THIS IT IS VERY DIFFICULT WORK AND THANK YOU.>>MS. KARLA SILVESTRE?>>Karla Silvestre: BACK FOR YOUR HARD WORK. I DID WANT TO ASK YOU TO PLEASE RESTATE. BECAUSE HE DID AT THE BEGINNING. OF THE SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION ASSIGNED TO THE POLICY AS IT WAS WRITTEN.>>WHAT I CAN DO AND WE CAN TALK THROUGH IT. I WILL BRING BACK UP THOSE SLIDES. IN EACH OF THESE SLIDES WE TALK ABOUT SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION. WE TALK AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL THE UTILIZATION. WE SAID AT THE BEGINNING WE COULD NOT GET DOWN TO 80 AND 100 PERCENT UTILIZATION WHICH IS WHAT IS IN THE POLICY. THIS CERTAINLY BRINGS IT DOWN TO THE BEST OF IT. AT THE AMOUNT OF STUDENTS WHO CAN’T BE MOVED. FOR THE CTE PROGRAM. IT PROVIDES SUFFICIENT RELEASE FOR CLARKSBURG HIGH SCHOOL. AND SOME RELIEF FOR NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL. AND FOR NORTHWEST. THAT IS THE FIRST FACTOR. WE LOOK AT GEOGRAPHY. CERTAINLY BE SURE THAT ALL STUDENTS THAT ARE CURRENT WALKERS WOULD REMAIN WALKERS. AND IN ADDITION TO THAT WE HAVE CURRENT BUS RIDERS THAT IN THE SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION WILL NOW BECOME WALKERS. LOOKING AT THE GEOGRAPHY PERSPECTIVE. ALSO AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL IT IS GEOGRAPHICALLY FROM THE MAP. THEY ARE ADJACENT THEY ARE CONTIGUOUS. IN THE MIDDLE SCHOOL THEY ARE NOT QUITE CONTIGUOUS BECAUSE VALLEY AND FOX CHAPEL WILL GO UP TO CLARKSBURG. AND IN THE MIDDLE OF THAT IS THE GIVES COMMUNITY AND SALLY RIDE AS WELL. BUT FOX CHAPEL AND GIVES GO TO CLARKSBURG. IT IS NOT A CHANGE FROM WHAT THEY CURRENTLY DO. IT WILL BE A CONTINUOUS BOUNDARY. WE MINIMIZE THE AMOUNT OF THIS IS USED TO REDUCE THE IMPACT ON THE ENVIRONMENT. WE TALKED A LITTLE BIT MORE GEOGRAPHY WITH THE BUSTERS BUT IT IS THE SAME IDEA OF MAXIMIZING WALKERS AND LOOKING AT BUSES AND ADJACENCIES. LOOKING AT THE STUDENT POPULATION, THE THIRD FACTOR. ALL THREE SCHOOLS ARE RACIALLY AND ETHNICALLY DIVERSE BASED ON THE SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION. IT REDUCES THE DISPARITY OF THE FARMS. THERE WERE OTHER OPTIONS TO LOOK AT DECREASING FARMS OR DECREASING THE DISPARITIES. THIS IS ONE WHERE IT DOES IS IT FROM 16.5 PERCENT TO 12.9 PERCENT. AGAIN, WHEN AS STAFF WHEN DEVELOPING, WHEN DOCTOR SMITH WAS LOOKING AT THE OPTIONS AT COMING UP WITH HIS RECOMMENDATIONS. LOOKING BACK AT THE BALANCE. A DECISION BY THE SUPERINTENDENT.>>Shebra Evans: I WANT TO CLOSE THIS OUT BECAUSE YOU CAN’T SAY WE WANT MORE WITH ONE. IT IS REALLY, LIKE YOU SAID, THE BEST. ONE OF THE AREAS. THANK YOU.>>Shebra Evans: I WANT TO OFFER MY THANKS WINDOW THE HARD WORK, TIME AND EFFORT. ALL THE MEETINGS THAT YOU NOTED EARLIER IN THE PRESENTATION. JUST THANK YOU.>>OKAY.>>Shebra Evans: NOW WE CAN MOVE ON TO SUPPLEMENT B. >>Dr. Smith: WE WILL TRANSITION FOR THE MONTGOMERY MILLS AND PINECREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BUT I WILL GO TO DEBBIE SCHAEFER WHO WILL WALK US THROUGH THIS BOUNDARY STUDY.>>HELLO EVERYONE AGAIN. THIS ONE IS SIMPLER FROM THE DATA AND GEOGRAPHIC PERSPECTIVE. I DON’T WANT TO SIMPLIFY IT FOR COMMUNITY BECAUSE I KNOW FROM A COMMUNITY PERSPECTIVE THIS IS ALWAYS COMPLICATED.AS MRS. O’NEILL SAID WE UNDERSTAND THAT ANYTIME WE PRESENT A BOUNDARY CHANGE IT CAN BE DIFFICULT FOR A COMMUNITY. BUT I THINK THIS WILL BE EASIER TO EXPLAIN THE PREVIOUS ONE. SO WITH THAT I WILL START WITH THAT. IN TERMS OF THE SCOPE AND THE PURPOSE OF THE BOUNDARY STUDY THIS ONE CAME ABOUT. WE ARE LOOKING AT FOREST KNOWS, MONTGOMERY MILLS AND PINECREST WE ONLY HAVE THREE ELEMENTARIES AND WE HAD EASTERN AND SILVER SPRING BECAUSE THOSE ARE THE TWO MIDDLE SCHOOLS. THE THREE SCHOOLS ARTICULATE TWO. IF YOU STEP BACK A FEW YEARS WE HAD A DOWN COUNTY CONSORTIUM. WE HAD MANY SCHOOLS IN THE AREA. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS THAT HAD OVER UTILIZATION PROBLEMS. WE HAD A CAPACITY STUDY. AND AT THAT TIME THE BOARD HAD MADE A DECISION. BECAUSE FORREST KNOLLS TO ADDRESS THE OVER IS UTILIZATION AT FOREST KNOLLS THOSE ARE CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION AND SCHEDULED TO OPEN I THOUGHT I WOULD BE DIRECTING THE MAP IT IS HARD TO DO. AND THE BIG ROAD FOR YOU SEE IDENTIFIED AT 495 THAT BISECTS THE ENTIRE AREA. PINECREST AND MONTGOMERY KNOLLS IS A LARGE SURFACE AREA THEY SHARE A BOUNDARY TOGETHER. AND FOR 95 CROSSES THROUGH THAT AREA. THIS IS THE GEOGRAPHIC AREA. IN THE AREA SHADED BELOW ON THE GREEN SHOW SOME OF THE EASTERN SSI ON INTERNATIONAL SERVICE AREA. JUST TO SHOW SOME OF THE MAJOR ROADS WE ARE WORKING WITH IN THE AREA. WE DO WORK WITH SOME OF THOSE ROADS. THE PREVIOUS BOUNDARY STUDY WE WERE USING THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AS THE BUILDING BLOCKS. WHEN WE GET TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS WE HAVE TO BREAK DOWN THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IS WHAT WE CALL SOULS. AND WE HIS MAJOR ROADS AND TRY TO BREAK IT DOWN INTO NEIGHBORHOODS. AT OTHER SMALLER ROADS. IN TERMS OF THE ENROLLMENT PROJECTIONS WHY WE ARE HERE. HIS FOREST KNOWS HAS THE CAPACITY 529 SEAT. AND THEY ARE PROJECTED TO BE OVERCAPACITY BY ABOUT 186 SEATS BY THE END OF THE SIX YEAR PERIOD. BECAUSE HAVE OVER 700 STUDENTS. WITH THE ADDITION WE ARE BRINGING AT MONTGOMERY KNOLLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WE WILL HAVE THE CAPACITY OR 681 STUDENTS AND 228 SEATS. THIS IS A COINCIDENCE THAT WITH THE ADDITION OF PINECREST OF 634 SINCE WE WILL ALSO HAVE 228 SEATS. TALK ABOUT PLANNING. IT IS NOT ALWAYS HAPPEN THAT WAY. I DOUBLE CHECKED THOSE NUMBERS. WE HAVE EXACTLY THE SAME NUMBER OF SEATS AVAILABLE. WE HAVE PLENTY OF SEATS AVAILABLE TO ACCOMMODATE FOREST KNOLLS. AGAIN FOLLOWING THE SAME PROCESS FOR COMMUNITY OUTREACH. WE HELD MEETINGS AT MONTGOMERY WOLFF. FOR FOREST WOLFF THE WORK WITH US AND SAID THEY WANTED TO BE AT MONTGOMERY KNOLLS TO MAKE SURE THE COMMUNITY WE COULD BE CLOSER TO THE COMMUNITY. WE HAD STARTED AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOLS. THE COMMUNITY SAID WE WANTED TO BE AT THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. WE WORK WITH THEM TO MAKE SURE THE MEETINGS WERE AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE TO THEIR COMMUNITIES. SIMILAR TO THE SENECA VALLEY BOUNDARY WE HAD WEBCAST AVAILABLE FOR THE MEETING WE HELD. FOR WE PRESENTED THE OPTIONS. WE COULD CONNECT MESSAGES AND FLYERS AS WELL.WE HAVE INFORMATION IN ENGLISH AND IN SPANISH. THE INFORMATION WAS TRANSLATED TO SPANISH. WE HAD INTERPRETERS AT THE MEETING. WE HAD AN ONLINE SURVEY IT ALL OF THE LANGUAGES AS WELL. AGAIN, THIS IS A MUCH SMALLER COMMUNITY WE HAD LESS NUMBER OF RESPONDENTS BUT STILL HAVE 278 RESPONDENTS. MUCH LONGER GEOGRAPHIC AREA. WE HAD A SMALLER NUMBER BUT STILL A NICE NUMBER. AND QUITE A BIT OF WRITTEN CORRESPONDENCE. WE DEVELOPED THREE OPTIONS FOR THIS STUDY. AFTER THE FIRST ROUND OF STUDIES AND BASED ON THE FEEDBACK THERE WAS NO NEED TO DEVELOP A SECOND ROUND OF OPTIONS. THERE WERE ONLY SO MANY WAYS TO CUT DESPITE UP. THE GUIDING PARAMETERS FOR THIS WE WERE TRYING TO ADVANCE THREE OF THE FOUR THAT ADRIAN WENT THROUGH. AGAIN LOOKING AT DEMOGRAPHICS, FACILITY UTILIZATION. FOR THE BOUNDARY STUDY WE DEVELOP THE OPTIONS THAT GRANDFATHERS GRADE 5 STUDENTS AT THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LEVEL IN GRADE 8 OF THE MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL. THAT WAS FOR THE BOUNDARY STUDY. WE WILL GET TO THE SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATION. BECAUSE THERE WAS A LOT OF FEEDBACK DURING THE BOUNDARY STUDY ABOUT WHAT ABOUT THE GRADE 2 STUDENTS. BECAUSE THEY GO TO BOTH SCHOOLS BUT WE WILL GET TO THE SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATION OF WHAT HE IS RECOMMENDED FOR THE GRANDFATHERING. BASED ON THE INFORMATION RECEIVED. IN THE SURVEY IT WAS SPLIT BETWEEN OPTION ONE AND OPTION THREE. AND I THINK THAT IS SPLIT BY WHO LIVES IN WHAT NEIGHBORHOOD. AND BASED ON THE UPDATED ENROLLMENT INFORMATION. THE SUPERINTENDENT IS THE STAFF DEVELOPED OPTION NUMBER ONE. AND SIMILAR TO THE PREVIOUS BOUNDARY STUDY IT DOES A GOOD JOB OF ADVANCING THE THREE FACTORS BUT REDUCES THE OVERUTILIZATION ACT AT FOREST KNOLLS ELEMENTARY. WHILE DECREASING THE DISPARITY OF FARMS BETWEEN THE THREE SCHOOLS. FROM 28.7 TO 18.7. SIMILAR TO THE OTHER BOUNDARY STUDY THE ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDY ARE SIMILAR. SO WE DON’T SEE LARGE SHIFTS IN THE STUDY. AND LOOK AMONG THE THREE SCHOOLS. AND IT PROVIDES CONTIGUOUS BOUNDARIES AND INSURANCE WALKERS ARE NOT REASSIGNED IN THIS BOUNDARY STUDY. WHAT IS THE SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION? WE WILL LOOK AT THE MAP NEXT. F3 AND F4 FROM MONTGOMERY KNOLLS AND MONTGOMERY KNOLLS AND PINECREST. WE DID SHOW WHAT WOULD LIKE TO REASSIGN MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM SSI TO EASTERN. BASED ON THE FEEDBACK WE WERE GETTING FROM THE COMMUNITY THEY WERE PRETTY ADAMANT THEY WANTED TO STAY IN NORTHWARD. THEY WANTED STUDENTS TO GO BACK TO WITH THEM AND GO TO NORTHWARD. THE IDEA OF GOING TO EASTERN WOULD BE A SMALL NUMBER OF STUDENTS FROM FOREST KNOLLS I WOULD BE AT EASTERN THAT WOULD HAVE TO GO BACK TO NORTHWARD. HIS WILL NUMBER OF YEARS. AS WE DISCUSSED THAT WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT AND STAFF THERE WAS A BIG CONCERN ABOUT NEEDING A SMALL NUMBER OF STUDENTS GOING TO EASTERN. THEN TO NORTHWARD AS THEIR BASE AREA.AND THAT IS THE SAME FEEDBACK THAT WE WERE RECEIVING FROM THE COMMUNITY.HIS THAT THE AFTER FINISHING AT PINECREST GO TO SIMS BE WITH NEIGHBORHOOD KIDS AND CONTINUE TO NORTHWARD. AND THE SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDATION IS TO MAINTAIN THE CURRENT MIDDLE SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT. EVEN THOUGH THE STUDENTS ARE BEING REASSIGNED FROM FOREST KNOLLS, MONTGOMERY KNOLLS AND PINECREST THEY WOULD GO TO NORTHWARD. AS WE GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE. THE FACING INCLUDES TWO GRANDFATHERING FOR THE FIRST YEAR. ONE IS THE WAY WE WOULD USUALLY DO IT. GRADE 5 STUDENTS WOULD IN THE 2020-21 SCHOOL YEAR WOULD COMPLETE THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AT THEIR CURRENT SCHOOL OF ATTENDANCE WHICH IS FOREST KNOLLS. THE GRADE 2 STUDENTS WOULD CONTINUE. COMPLETE THE CURRENT SCHOOL OF ATTENDANCE AT FOREST KNOLLS. BUT IN THE FOLLOWING YEAR THEY WOULD MOVE ON TO PINECREST. THAT IS AN IMPORTANT POINT. THE REASON THAT HAS BEEN RECOMMENDED THAT WAY IS AVOID STUDENTS BEING AT THREE DIFFERENT SCHOOLS IN THREE DIFFERENT YEARS. THEY CAN FINISH IN SECOND GRADE AT FOREST KNOLLS THEN MOVE ON TO THE COHORT WITH THE REST OF THEIR COMMUNITY. TO PINECREST IN THIRD GR OTHERWISE THEY WOULD HAVE BEEN AT FOREST KNOLLS, MONTGOMERY KNOLLS SECOND GRADE THEN PINECREST FOR THIRD GRADE. AT THE CONCERN WAS THAT WAS TOO MANY TRANSITIONS FOR A YOUNG STUDENT. THREE SCHOOLS IN THREE YEARS. IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT IT WE CAN CLARIFY THAT. GRADE 2 STUDENTS IN GRADE 5 STUDENTS. THEY GO ON TO PINECREST. SO THE MAP, IS THAT THE SHADED AREA IN GREEN F3 AND F4 IN FOREST KNOLLS WOULD BE REASSIGNED FROM FOREST KNOLLS TO PINECREST AND MONTGOMERY KNOLLS. IN THE AREA THAT IS NORTH OF THAT WHICH IS F1. IF YOU COULD POINT TO THAT THAT IS THE WALK AREA THAT WAS NOT TIRED.THERE WAS NO OUT OF PINECREST TO MONTGOMERY KNOLLS SO ALSO WALK AREA IN THIS PARTICULAR BOUNDARY STUDY ARE MAINTAINED. AND SO WE ENSURE IT IS A NICE CONTIGUOUS STUDY IT KEEPS THEM AS CLOSE AS POSSIBLE TO THE REASSIGNMENT. IN TERMS OF THE DATA I CAN’T BEAT THAT FROM THERE. PUT UP OVER HERE. THAT I HAVE IT. THANK YOU. AS ADRIAN SAID THE TOP LINE WOULD BE THE CURRENT. WITH THE CHANGE FOREST KNOLLS WOULD COME BELOW — AND THAT 80-100 PERCENT BY THE SIX YEAR. MORE MONTGOMERY KNOLLS WOULD COME UP TO 81-82 PERCENT THROUGH THE SIX YEAR PERIOD. THE PLENTY OF SPACE IN MONTGOMERY KNOLLS AND PINECREST TO ACCOMMODATE THE STUDENTS. AS I SAID WITH RESPECT TO THE RACIAL ETHNIC COMPOSITIONS THERE ARE NOT REAL DRAMATIC CHANGES WITHIN THOSE. THE RACIAL ETHNIC GROUPS. IN TERMS OF THE FREE AND REDUCED MEALS IT WOULD GO UP A FEW PERCENTAGE POINTS. FROM 30.1 TO 34.1. AND THEN IT IS REDUCED TO MONTGOMERY KNOLLS FROM 58.8 TO 52.8. AND GOES FROM 47.4 TO 42.7 AT PINECREST. THAT DISPARITY COMES CLOSER TOGETHER WITH THIS BOUNDARY CHANGE. CONSISTENT WITH THE BOUNDARY CHANGE RECOMMENDATION THAT WAS MADE IN SUPPLEMENT EIGHT. AND WITH THAT IF THERE ARE ANY QUESTIONS OR DISCUSSION WE WILL ENTERTAIN THOSE.>>IT WAS VERY EFFICIENT.>>Shebra Evans: I DON’T SEE ANY LIGHTS ON.>>I SAID THIS ONE WOULD BE SIMPLER.>>ONCE AGAIN I WANT TO THANK YOU YOU FOR THE WORK YOU DID ON THIS. THIS IS MORE STRAIGHTFORWARD. AS YOU KNOW. AND I DON’T KNOW WHETHER I THANKED MS. McGUIRE I KNOW SHE HAS HAD A BIG HAND IN ALL OF THIS AS WELL. BUT YOU HAVE ALL DONE REALLY GOOD WORK. AND WE HAD THE HEARINGS COMING UP. AND IRREGARDLESS YOU SHOULD BE PROUD OF THE WORK YOU DID. IT IS EXPLAINED VERY COGENTLY.>>THE NEXT FLIGHT I SEE IS DOCTOR DOCCA.>>Doctor Docca: I HAD A QUESTIONS OF WALKING TO SPRINGS INTERNATIONAL. THAT IS LESS THAN A MILE?>>NOTES THAT WALK ZONE IS A WALKS ONLY FOR FOREST KNOLLS NOT FOR SIMS.>>THEY WILL BE TAKING A BUS TO SILVER SPRINGS.>>I WAS THINKING OF THAT AND WALKING THROUGH.>>THANK YOU.>>I DON’T SEE ANY OTHER LIGHTS. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND EFFORTS ON SUPPLEMENT B. AT THIS TIME WE WILL MOVE TO OUR NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA WHICH IS ITEM 13. IF I CAN GET A MOTION FROM SOMEONE TO MOVE 13.1 TO 13.5 IN BLACK.>>IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED ALL IN FAVOR? THAT IS UNANIMOUS. AT THIS TIME WE WILL BE BRINGING FORWARD A NEW BUSINESS ITEM. BUT I WILL LET MS. DIXON SPEAK TO.>>Jeanette Dixon: I WANT TO THANK YOU THE SUPERINTENDENT AND DOCTOR WILLIAM SHOP FOR PROVIDING US WITH THIS AGGREGATED DATA RELATED TO THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS/LITERACY PERFORMANCE. AND WANTED TO OFFER THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE BOARD OF EDUCATION. AND THE SUBJECT IS GRADE 3 LITERACY DATA. READING ON GRADE LEVEL BY THE END OF GRADE 3 IS CONSIDERED TO BE AN ESSENTIAL MARKER FOR STUDENTS TRANSITIONING TO THE UPPER ELEMENTARY GRADES. THIRD GRADE SIGNIFIES THE TRANSITION FROM LEARNING TO READ TO READING TO LEARN. READING ON GRADE LEVEL BY THE END OF GRADE 3 IDENTIFIES WHETHER OR NOT STUDENTS ARE ON THE TRAJECTORY FOR COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS. IN RESPONSE TO A BOARD REQUEST THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS PROVIDED THE RESULTS OF THE 2018-19 MARYLAND COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS LITERACY PERFORMANCE. THIS IS AGGREGATED BY DEMOGRAPHIC AND SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS. MONTGOMERY COUNTY SCHOOLS. ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.THE DATA PROVIDED INDICATED BY EACH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. THE DATA PROVIDED INDICATED 50.3 PERCENT OF GRADE 3 STUDENTS EARNED A FOUR, OR FIVE EXCEEDED PERFORMANCE LEVEL ON THIS ASSESSMENT. WHERE AS PROFICIENT READING SCHOOLS ARE AN ESSENTIAL FOUNDATION FOR LEARNING. IN STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT READING PROFICIENTLY BY THE END OF GRADE 3 ARE OFTEN LEFT BEHIND. AND WHEREAS READING BELOW GRADE LEVEL COULD HAVE POTENTIAL LONG-TERM CONSEQUENCES ON A STUDENT’S ABILITY TO ACCESS AND ACHIEVE IN OTHER AREAS OF CURRICULUM. ACADEMIC CONFIDENCE, PRODUCTIVITY AND EARNING POTENTIAL. AND WHEREAS MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAS RECOGNIZED THE IMPORTANCE OF ASSESSING AND ADDRESSING THESE SKILLS. BY DEVELOPING THE EQUITY ACCOUNTABILITY MODEL. WHICH PROVIDES DETAILED AND FOCUSED ASSESSMENT TO MONITOR AND REPORT PERFORMANCE OF SPECIFIC FOCUS GROUPS. THAT IS NOT HISTORICALLY HAVE THE SAME OPPORTUNITY OR ACCESS AS OTHER STUDENTS. AND WHEREAS ONE OF THE MAJOR COMPONENTS OF THE EQUITY ACCOUNTABILITY MODEL IS ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT. WHICH IS BASED ON STUDENTS PERFORMANCE SPECIFIC TO THE MULTIPLE MEASURES WITH EVIDENCE OF LEARNING FRAMEWORK.AND WHEREAS THE MARYLAND COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS/LITERACY PERFORMANCE IS THE EVIDENCE OF LEARNING EXTERNAL MEASURE FOR GRADE 3. AND WHEREAS THE BOARD OF EDUCATION SUPPORTS THE EQUITY, ACCOUNTABILITY MODEL AND ASPIRES TO HELP OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS READING ON OR ABOVE GRADE LEVEL BY THE END OF GRADE 3. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE BOARD OF EDUCATION DIRECT THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS TO PROVIDE THE BOARD OF EDUCATION WITH GRADE 3 AGGRATED LITERACY DATA BY SCHOOL ANNUALLY. AND NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 1 OF EACH YEAR. I WILL MAKE A NOTE THAT SPEAKING WITH OUR CHIEF OF STAFF DOCTOR JOHNSON. THAT FOR 2020 THAT WOULD NOT BE AVAILABLE UNTIL LATER IN SEPTEMBER. SO THAT I THINK IS UNDERSTOOD WHEN IT IS AVAILABLE. BUT AFTER THAT HE INDICATED IT SHOULD BE. SEPTEMBER 1 EACH YEAR SO THAT THEY CAN CONTINUE. THAT IS US, THE BOARD, TO SUPPORT MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS EFFORTS TO ITS GOALS OF HAVING ALL STUDENTS READ ON OR ABOVE GRADE LEVEL BY THE END OF GRADE 3 WHICH IS AN ESSENTIAL COMPONENT OF CLOSING THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP. IT IS FURTHER REQUESTED THAT THE STUDENT BE PUBLISHED IN A FORMAT THAT WOULD ALLOW THE COMPARISON OF PROGRESS YEAR BY YEAR BEGINNING WITH THE 2018-19 DATA. ADDITIONALLY IF THE MARYLAND COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT PROGRAM ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS LITERACY PERFORMANCE IS EVER DISCARDED. THAT ASSESSMENT IS EVER DISCARDED. MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS SHALL CREATE OR PROCURE A NEW ASSESSMENT FOR THIS PURPOSE. ESSENTIALLY WHAT WE ARE ASKING IS TO LOOK AT OUR STUDENTS AT THE END OF THIRD GRADE EACH YEAR. AT OVERTIME.AND THAT THE BOARD CAN THEN PROVIDE ANY SUPPORT THROUGH RESOURCES, BUDGET SUGGESTIONS THINGS LIKE THAT TO HELP STUDENTS.>>WE STILL NEED A MOTION. WE NEED A SECOND.>>Dr. Smith: I WOULD ASK FOR AN AMENDMENT. AS FURTHER REQUESTED THAT THIS BE STATED THAT PROGRESS OF YEAR OVER YEAR BEGINNING WITH THE 2019 BE AMENDED TO BE 1920. AND THE REASON IS THE PARK ASSESSMENT WAS GIVEN LAST SPRING FOR THE LAST TIME. SO WE WOULD BE PUTTING THAT UP IN TRYING TO COMPARE IT NEXT YEAR WITH THE NEW ASSESSMENT. SO MY SUGGESTION WOULD BE WE SET UP 18-19 DATA IN A DASHBOARD IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF MONTHS. WITH AN EXPLANATION THAT THIS IS THE LAST YEAR AT THIS DATA AND NEXT YEAR WILL BECOME THE BASELINE FOR FUTURE COMPARISON. IF THAT IS ACCEPTABLE.I THINK THAT WOULD BE CLEAR TO PEOPLE AND BE A REASONABLE WAY TO DO THAT.>>DO WE WANT TO WORDSMITH THAT?>>I THINK YOU CAN JUST CHANGE THE DATE.>>Dr. Smith: IF YOU CHANGE THE DATE. AND THEN THE OTHER WORDSMI WOULD SAY NO LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 1 EACH YEAR. OR, YOU KNOW, WITHIN ONE MONTH AFTER THE RELEASE OF THE DATA BY THE STATE. I DON’T THINK IT WILL BE A PROBLEM AFTER NEXT FALL.>>THAT IS FINE.>>Dr. Smith: I THINK THOSE TWO THINGS WILL MAKE IT WORK QUITE WELL.>>I WILL SECONDED.>>Shebra Evans: THOSE WHO SECOND WILL ALLOW IT ON THE TABLE. DOCTOR DOCCA?>>Doctor Docca: I VE A QUESTION. THE INFORMATION WE GOT FROM THE THIRD GRADE READING SCORES WILL BE BROKEN DOWN FOR AREA STUDENTS DID WELL DID NOT DO WELL? IS IT CATEGORIES AT ALL?>>IT DOES NOT HAVE CATEGORY SPECIFICALLY TO THE ASSESSMENT. I THINK THAT IS THEIR OWN BUSINESS. I’M INTERESTED IN SPECIFICALLY HOW ALL OF OUR STUDENTS ARE DOING. AND WE KNOW THE PERCENTAGE THAT MET OR EXCEEDED THAT. BUT THEN HOW THEY GET THERE.>>TIMMY IT IS INTERESTING TO KNOW WHAT CATEGORIES, HOW THE TEST IS BROKEN UP BECAUSE THEN WE KNOW WHAT IT IS WE NEED TO DO WITH THE STUDENTS IN ORDER TO MAKE LITERACY. BUT WE CAN LEAVE THAT TO STOP. I JUST WANT TO LET THEM KNOW I WAS CONCERNED.>>WE CAN ALWAYS SHARE THAT WITH THE BOARD AT ANYONE IN THE COMMUNITY FOR THE PURPOSES OF REPORTING OUT TO THE COMMUNITY. I INTERPRETING THIS OUT TO SAY I WILL GO BY SCHOOL AND THE AGGREGATED DATA BY SCHOOL.>>BY THE GROUPS.>>Dr. Smith: THE FOCUS GROUPS. YEAR OVER YEAR YOU CAN SEE IN THE FALL OF 2021 HOW IT COMPARES TO THE FALL OF 2020.>>MS. SILVESTRE DID YOU HAVE A QUESTION? ANYTHING ELSE?>>Shebra Evans: TURN IT BACK ON.>>IN ONE OF THE THINGS WE TALKED ABOUT THAT DOCTOR SMITH MENTIONED AS WELL. AND WE KNOW THE THIRD GRADERS WILL BE MOVING ON TO FOURTH GRADE AND NEED TO BE TAUGHT THE FOURTH GRADE MATERIAL. BUT ALSO THEY WOULD DECIDE WHERE THOSE INTERVENTIONS WOULD COME IN TO HELP STUDENTS.>>ON NOVEMBER 12 MEETING. ITEM 14 IS INFORMATIONAL SUMMARY FOR OCTOBER 8. AT THIS TIME OF LIKE TO ADD FOR A MOTION TO ADJOURN.>>SECOND.>>IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED ALL THOSE IN FAVOR? THAT IS UNANIMOUS WE ARE ADJOURNED. ♪♪

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