MCPS Board of Education Meeting – 07/29/19


GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO THIS BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING TONIGHT JULY 29. IF WE CAN ALL RISE FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE.>>I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. AND FOURTH REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS. ONE NATION, UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.>>IF I CAN GET APPROVAL OF THE REVISED AGENDA?WE HAVE BEEN VOTED AND SECONDED ALL THOSE IN FAVOR? AND THAT IS UNANIMOUS OF THOSE PRESENT. DOCTOR SMITH?>>Dr. Smith: TONIGHT WE HAVE TWO PRESENTATIONS. I WOULD LIKE TO RECOMMEND DISTRICT DAVIS OF DIRECTOR OF STUDENT AND FAMILY SUPPORT ENGAGEMENT. MR. DAVIS IS HERE TONIGHT WITH HIS WIFE KEISHA. HIS SON SPENCER, BYRON AND WESLEY. HIS PARENTS MICHAEL AND ANGELA. MR. DAVIS HAS BEEN EMPLOYED WITH MONTGOMERY COUNTY SCHOOLS 19 YEARS AS A SPANISH TEACHER, TEACHER LEADER, PRINCIPAL INTERN AND MOST RECENTLY PRINCIPAL OF GRANLUND SCHOOL. HE IS A EXCITED TO BRING US FOR STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT THROUGH COLLABORATION BETWEEN SCHOOLS AND COMMUNITY PARTNERS.WE RECOMMEND TO THE BOARD AS EVERETT DAVIS AS DIRECTOR.>>IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED ALL THOSE IN FAVOR? THAT IS UNANIMOUS. CONGRATULATIONS.>>Dr. Smith: TONIGHT WE BRING FORWARD THE RECOMMENDATION OF TIA D McKENNA OFFICE OF EDUCATION. DOCTOR McKENNA IS JOINED BY HER SON JORDAN, HER MOTHER DOCTOR ANNETTE BURNS, HER SISTER AND BROTHER-IN-LAW ANGELA AND FINDLAY AND HER NEPHEW. SHE HAS BEEN EMPLOYED 18 YEARS AS A SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER. HIS SPECIAL EDUCATION RESOURCE TEACHER. IN A STRUCTURAL SPECIALIST AND AN ACHIEVEMENT SPECIALIST IN THE OFFICE OF SCHOOL SUPPORT AND CAREER.SHE LOOKS FORWARD TO RETURNING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES TO ASSIST FAMILIES, AND SUPPORT STAFF TO PROVIDE SUPPORTS FOR ALL STUDENTS. AS STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES. WE RECOMMEND DOCTOR TIA D MCKINNON.>>THAT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR? THAT IS UNANIMOUS. CONGRATULATIONS. [APPLAUSE] >>>TODAY WE ARE AWARDING A DIPLOMA FOR AN 85-YEAR-OLD MILITARY VETERAN CAPTAIN ALFRED J FRIEDMAN. HE ATTENDED HIGH SCHOOL. HE WAS NEVER ABLE TO PARTICIPATE FROM MONTGOMERY CLEAR HIGH SCHOOL. TODAY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION IS CONFERRING THIS DIPLOMA DATED 1953 TO CAPTAIN ELLEN AND FRIEDMAN. DOCTOR FRIEDMAN COULD NOT JOIN US IN PRISON BUT HE MAY BE WATCHING THIS MEETING FROM SOUTH CAROLINA. PLEASE JOIN ME IN THANKING DOCTOR FRIEDMAN FOR HIS SERVICE. [APPLAUSE] AT THIS TIME BY VIRTUE OF AUTHORITY VESTED IN THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MONTGOMERY COUNTY. UNDER THE LAWS OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND I DO NOW OVER THIS DIPLOMA EVIDENCING THE SATISFACTORY COMPLETION OF PRESCRIBED COURSES OF STUDY TO CAPTAIN ALVIN AND FRIEDMAN. FORMER STUDENT OF MONTGOMERY BLAIR HIGH SCHOOL RECOMMENDED FOR EDUCATION BY THE FACULTY OF THE SCHOOL. IN RECEIVING THIS DIPLOMA CAPTAIN FRIEDMAN IS ABOUT ALL THOSE ACCORDING TO A HIGH SCHOOL FROM THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. CAN I GET A MOTION? IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED ALL THOSE IN FAVOR? THAT IS UNANIMOUS. CONGRATULATIONS. AND CAPTAIN FRIEDMAN YOU ARE NOT HERE BUT I AM HOLDING YOUR DIPLOMA. WE WILL MAKE CERTAIN TO SEND IT OUT TO YOU.JUST TAKEN THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. SO HAPPY TO AVOID THIS TO YOU TODAY. AND AT THIS TIME WE WILL MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM ON OUR AGENDA WHICH IS PUBLIC COMMENTS. PUBLIC COMMENTS IS ONE OF OUR OPPORTUNITIES TO HEAR THE PEACE AND RECEIVE ADVICE OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS. BOARD MEMBERS WILL TAKE YOUR COMMENTS INTO CONSIDERATION. IT IS NOT OUR PRACTICE TO TAKE ACTION AT THIS TIME ON ISSUES RAISED. WE ENCOURAGE PUBLIC INPUT ON POLICY:PRACTICES. IT IS NOT THE PROPER AVENUES TO ADDRESS SPECIFIC STUDENT OR EMPLOYEE MATTERS. BUT WE EXPECT TO HAVE THE PROPER CHANNELS OF READERS BUT WE EXPECT THE CONDUCT OF ALL SPEAKERS TO BE WITHIN THE BOUNDS OF PROPER ETIQUETTE. INAPPROPRIATE PERSONAL WORKS OR OTHER SUCH BEHAVIORS OUT OF ORDER AND WILL NOT BE TOLERATED. WE CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION ON UPCOMING BOARD MEETINGS, HEARINGS AND WORK SESSIONS. INCLUDING ANY CHANGES TO MEETING START TIME. EACH SPEAKER WILL RECEIVE THREE MINUTES FOR COMMENT. PLEASE SPEAK CLEARLY AND DIRECTLY INTO THE MICROPHONE. 30 SECONDS BEFORE IS BECAUSE TIME. YELLOW LIGHT WILL GO ON A COMPANY BY EMPTY. A RED LIGHT SIGNIFIES YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED. PLEASE PUSH THE BUTTON ON THE MICROPHONE TO CONTINUE SPEAKING. AND AT THE SOUND OF THE BUZZER. WE AS SPEAKERS TO BE RESPECTFUL TO ALL WHO HAVE SIGNED UP TO TESTIFY BY IT HEARING TO THE TIME LIMITS AND STOPPING THEIR TESTIMONY WHEN THE BUZZER SOUNDS. IF POSSIBLE WE ASK EVENING IN THE ROOM AND KASICH BOARD MEMBER HAS A COMMENT TO MAKE HER QUESTIONS TO ASK. IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO ALREADY PLEASE PROVIDE COPIES OF YOUR TESTIMONY BEFORE SITTING DOWN. I WOULD LIKE TO ASK PATRICIA WILSON, AND LISA SIEGEL TO COME TO THE TABLE. AND WE WILL START WITH MS. WINTERS.>>GOOD EVENING DOCTOR SMITH AND PRESIDENT EVANS. MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND STAFF. AND SPECIAL WELCOME TO NATHANIEL. MY NAME IS PATTY WINTERS. PRODUCT TEAM LEADER OF THE WORKING GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS PHOENIX RISING MARYLAND RECOVERY SCHOOL ADVOCATE. THE PHOENIX RACING TEAM CONGRATULATES THE RECOVERY ACADEMIC PROGRAM. STUDENTS AND STAFF ARE COMPLETING ITS INAUGURAL YEAR AND GRADUATING HIS FIRST STUDENTS. THESE ARE HUGE LAUDABLE ACCOMPLISHMENTS GIVEN THE RIGOROUS LEARNING CURVE AND PARENTS IN LAUNCHING A HYBRID PROGRAM. FOR EXCELLENCE AND STRIVING TO LIVE DRUG-FREE. AND I WANT TO PUBLICLY COMMAND PRINCIPAL BERKELEY AND THE LENDING PROGRAM COORDINATOR. THEIR STAFFS AND OF COURSE EACH STUDENT THE STATE ARE KEPT RETURNING TO TRY AGAIN. OUR COMMUNITY NEEDS TO GRASP THE DAILY CHALLENGES OF HAVING A CHILD IN RECOVERY FROM ANY SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER. TOO OFTEN WITH CO-OCCURRING DISORDERS. AND IS NOT SPOKEN BECAUSE OF THE STIGMA IN OUR CULTURE. TO APPRECIATE WHY IT IS SO I DON’T IF PARENTS AND THERE’S STUDENTS. EVERYONE NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND WHY RECOVERY EDUCATION IS A CONCRETE SOLUTION TOWARD DEFEATING THE OPIOID CRISIS. RECOVERY EDUCATION EXPERT DOCTOR ANDREW FINCH EXPLAINS WHY THIS IS IN HIS TESTIMONY TO MCPS LAST YEAR. HE SAID RECOVERY PROVIDED KEY PREVENTION STRATEGY INVITING THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC. OPENING THE DOORS TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE NOT YET BECOME ADDICTED TO OPIATES. ATTACKS THE OPIOID CRISIS. CLOSING THE DOORS TO STUDENTS AT HIGH RISK WHO HAVE NOT YET DEVELOPED THE OPIOID PROBLEM COULD UNINTENTIONALLY ALLOW THE OPIOID CRISIS TO FESTER. IN THE SAME TESTIMONY DOCTOR FINCH SAID THAT MCPS ESTABLISH THE BEST PRACTICES FOR RECOVERY TOOLS.WHICH BECAME THE FOUNDATION FOR ACCREDITATION CRITERIA. HE SAID BEST PRACTICES HAVE BEEN WELL ESTABLISHED STARTING WITH THE FIRST SCHOOLS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY IN 1979. THE NATIONAL ACCREDITATION STANDARDS WERE BASED ON THOSE BEST PRACTICES AND RESEARCH OUTCOMES. IT IS ESSENTIAL FOR RAP TO JOIN THE OVER 40s ACCREDITATION WORLDWIDE. SOME TESTIMONY SHE RECEIVED FROM TODAY’S DISCUSSION WERE SUBMITTED BY SOME OF THE CRATERS AND NOW NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED PRACTICES. AND THOSE RECOVERY EDUCATION PIONEERS REMAIN AT THE READY TO HELP YOU HELP STUDENTS SUCCEED THIS COMING ACADEMIC YEAR AND BEYOND. I HAD A MISCOMMUNICATION WITH SOME PEOPLE WHO WERE GOING TO TURN OUT. FRED EVANS AND MELANIE ARE HERE THE OTHERS COULD NOT MAKE IT. THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMITMENT AND SERVICE TO OUR STUDENTS AND RAP.>>THANK YOU MS. WINTERS. AT THIS TIME NERMINE.>>THANK YOU DOCTOR EVANS, AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD. AS WE HAVE TESTIFIED FOR YEARS THE CLUSTER SUPPORTS THE DECISION TO OPEN WOODWARD FOR THE DOWNTOWN CONSORTIUM. WHILE NOT PART OF THE BOARD’S 2016 RESOLVE THE WJ CLUSTER WAS EXCITED ABOUT THE POTENTIAL FOR AN ARTS PROBLEM IS AN ADDITIONAL BENEFIT. BUT BASED ON THE RECENT DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS WE HAVE SERIOUS CONCERNS WITH THE GOAL OF RELIEVING OVERCROWDING IS NO LONGER THE TOP PRIORITY IN DESIGNING WOODWARD.WE ARE ALSO DISAPPOINTED THE DECISIONS ON HOW TO DESIGN WOODWARD IS A POTENTIALLY NONTRADITIONAL HIGH SCHOOL FACILITY ARE BEING MADE WITHOUT ANY COMMUNITY INPUT AND BEFORE FINAL DECISIONS ON PROGRAMMING AND HOW TO POPULATE PROGRAMMING ARE MADE. WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE COMPETING PRIORITIES. FOR INNOVATION, FOR SPACE, FOR FUNDS, FOR TIME. BUT FOR WOODWARD’S THE TOP PRIORITY SHOULD BE TO RELIEVE OVERCROWDING. THEREFORE BUILDING A FACILITY IS A TRADITIONAL HIGH SCHOOL WITH ALL THE PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS. INCLUDING AN ATHLETIC STADIUM SHOULD BE A PRIORITY IN THE DESIGN PHASE. PRIORITIZING AN ARTS PROGRAM AT THE EXPENSE OF PROVIDING A TRADITIONAL HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE MAKES IT UNLIKELY THAT WOODWARD WILL SUCCESSFULLY RELIEVE OVERCROWDING AT WJMCC. AND IF IT WOULD NOT BE DESIGNED AS A TRADITIONAL DENT DECISIONS ON WHETHER WOODWARD WOULD POPULATED ENTIRELY BY CHOICE OR BY BOUNDARY ASSESSMENT ASSIGNMENTS CANNOT BE PUT OFF FOR YEARS. COMMUNITY INPUT IS NEEDED NOW INCLUDING FROM THE PARENTS OF THE WJ CLUSTER. THE DCC AND OTHER CLUSTERS AND COMMUNITIES. YOU HAVE ARE QUESTIONS OF OUTLINED IN THE LETTER FROM JULY 22 INCLUDING IS A SPECIALTY PROGRAM ASSIGNED? IF NOT WHAT IS THE CAPACITY OF THE SPECIALTY PROGRAM VERSUS THE CAPACITY OF THE TRADITIONAL HIGH SCHOOL? HOW WILL THE SPECIALTY PROGRAM BE POPULATED? IS IT THE INTENTION TO CONSTRUCT THE BUILDING OF THE ARTS MAGNET WILL GROW OVER TIME? AND WOODWARD WILL BECOME A WHOLE SCHOOL MAGNET? IF SO IS MCPS ADJUSTING WOODWARD AS A TEMPORARY HIGH SCHOOL FACILITY? WHEN WILL MCPS INCLUDE DISCUSSIONS AND DECISIONS ON WOODWARD. WHY IS THERE NO PTA REPRESENTATION ON THE EXPLORATORY THAT IS HEAVILY INFLUENCING SOME OF THE DESIGN PLANS? TO GET ALL NIGHT WJ CLUSTER SCHOOLS REPRESENTING MORE THAN 10,000 CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES TO SUPPORT THE REOPENING OF WOODWARD WAS NOT EASY. BUT THE WJ CLUSTER DID SO UNDER THE PREMISE THAT WOODWARD WOULD BE BILLED AS A TRADITIONAL HIGH SCHOOL. POSSIBLY ONE OR MORE SPECIALTY PROGRAMS.AND WITH FACILITIES ON PAR WITH EVERY OTHER HIGH SCHOOL IN MCPS. ALL OF WHICH CURRENTLY HAVE AN ATHLETIC STADIUM. WE ASKED THE COMMUNITY THE INVOLVED IN THE DESIGN PHASES NOW SO YOU MAY HEAR FROM THE IMPACTED COMMUNITY BEFORE DESIGN DECISIONS ARE MADE AND CANNOT BE REVERSED. BACK.>>Shebra Evans: THANK YOU. MS. SEIGEL.>>GOOD MORNING BOARD MEMBERS. I HEAR FOR DIRECT SUPPORT FOR IMMIGRANTS. AND ALSO A MCPS PARENT. I WANT TO START OFF BY ASKING YOU WHAT IS THE APPROPRIATE LENGTH OF TIME YOU THINK YOU SHOULD TAKE FOR A FAMILY WAS JUST ARRIVED FROM THE COUNTY TO REGISTER THEIR CHILD FOR SCHOOL? AND WHAT LENGTH OF TIME WOULD BE UNACCEPTABLE FOR A CHILD TO BE OUT OF SCHOOL DUE TO ENROLLMENT CHALLENGES? I WOULD WITH FAMILIES WHO JUST ARRIVED IN MONTGOMERY AND PG COUNTIES FROM BORDER DETENTION. NEARLY ALL OF THE 200 CALLS WE HAVE RECEIVED REPRESENT PEOPLE FROM HONDURAS, GUATEMALA. THESE NEW ARRIVALS HAVE ALMOST OFTEN STOPPED AT THE BORDER WITH CDP. THEIR FIRST EXPERIENCE WITH OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN DEHUMANIZING. THEY BEEN CALLED NAMES AND NOT GIVEN ANY EXPLANATION OF WHAT IS HAPPENING TO THEM. FEW ARE WILLING TO ASK QUESTIONS OF GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS. TO MITIGATE SOME OF THIS PROBLEM. FOR THE GENERAL ADVOCATES. AND TO ASSIST WITH SCHOOL ENROLLMENT. AND MOVED TO A T. IN EVERY INSTANCE OUR MANAGERS WANT THEIR PARENTS ENROLLED IN THE SCHOOL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. BUT ENROLLMENT CAN BE A DAUNTING TASK. AGE:GUARDIANSHIP AND RESIDENCY ARE NOT STRAIGHTFORWARD TASKS FOR REFUGEES. ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT BARRIERS IS IMPROVING RESIDENCY. THE FAMILIES DON’T HAVE THEIR OWN RENTAL AGREEMENTS. UTILITY BILLS, SHARED HOUSING AGREEMENTS REQUIRING LANDLORDS AND COMPLICATED BLOCKS. WE HAVE MET EMILY’S HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO ENROLL THEIR CHILD FOR MONTHS ON END DUE TO MISSING DOCUMENTS. THAT OFTEN TIMES COULD HAVE BEEN SUBSTITUTED WITH OTHERS BUT THE PARENTS DID NOT KNOW. BASED ON VOLUNTEER CASE MANAGER FEEDBACK I WOULD LIKE TO OFFER SOME. FIRST, MAKE SURE THERE IS SUFFICIENT STAFF TO MEET THE NEEDS OF FAMILY. SECOND, STAFF TRAINING IS CRUCIAL. STAFF SHOULDTRAINED IN TRAUMA AND INFORMED PRACTICES. FAMILIES ARE BRINGING WITH THEM EXPERIENCES WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS IN THEIR HOME COUNTRIES AND AT THE BORDER WITH INTERACTIONS WITH PORTERS AT MCPS. STAFF SHOULD DIFFERENTIATE THEIR APPROACH TO SOUTH AMERICAN WHO MAY NEED MORE GUIDANCE ON HOW TO PROVE THEIR IDENTITY OR ARRANGEMENTS. STAFF SHOULD NOTE DUE TO THEIR EXPERIENCES NEW ARRIVALS WILL NOT ASK FOR SPECIAL EXCEPTIONS OR ALTERNATIVE DOCUMENTATIONS. THE STAFF MUST OFFER THESE ALTERNATIVES TO THEM. OTHERWISE WILL GO MONTHS STRUGGLING TO OBTAIN THE EXACT DOCUMENTATION. AND, FINALLY, DIFFICULTY PROVING RESIDENCY DUE TO SHARED HOUSING ARRANGEMENTS SHOULD NOT BE THE REASON CHILDREN SIT AT HOME. THE I/O SHOULD ACTIVELY OFFER HOPE ASSISTANCE FROM CPD FIRST FAMILIES HAVING DIFFICULTY PROVING RESIDENCY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION. LET’S MAKE SURE ALL CHILDREN WILL ENROLL MCPS SO THEY CAN MAXIMIZE THEIR LEARNING AND POSSIBLE ACADEMIC OUTCOMES.>>THANK YOU MRS. SIEGEL. JUST SO YOU KNOW LIGHTS WILL GO ON. THANK YOU. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS.>>COULD WE GET A FOLLOW-UP IN TERMS OF SOMETHING IN WRITING ABOUT THE DEGREE TO WHICH WE HAVE BEEN ENGAGED IN THE WJ COMMUNITY AND THE OPENING OF WOODWARD? SPECIFICALLY I AM INTERESTED IN TERMS OF THE EXPLORATORY COMMITTEE. IT WAS STATED THAT NO PTA OR PARENTS HAVE BEEN INVOLVED.>>THERE IS A PRESENTATION TONIGHT AND WE WILL GO AROUND THE INFORMATION.>>Shebra Evans: AND WHATEVER WE GET IN WRITING IF WE CAN GET A CLUSTER. THAT WOULD BE GREAT. THANK YOU. DOCTOR DOCCA?>>Doctor Docca: I WANT TO THANK YOU PATTY FOR THE TYPE OF WORK SHE HAS BEEN DOING FOR SO MANY YEARS. SHE IS FAITHFUL AND STEADFAST. SHE HAS THOSE MEETINGS ON TIMES. SHE HAS THEM REGULARLY. AND WE DO HAVE A GROUP OF PARENTS THAT REALLY CONTRIBUTE. BECAUSE THEY HAVE NEEDS AND THEY UNDERSTAND THE PROBLEMS. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE EFFORT YOU HAVE MADE. BECAUSE OTHERWISE I DON’T THINK WE WOULD BE EATING RECOVERY. JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU. FOR ALL OF YOUR COMMENTS TONIGHT AND AT THIS TIME WE WILL HAVE OUR NEXT SPEAKER COME TO THE TABLE. AND THATIS, THANK YOU. NUBIA DICKERSON , TASHINA ANDRUS , AND MELISSA REGAN PLEASE, COME TO HE TABLE. OKAY WE WILL HEAR FROM MS. DICKERSON FIRST. PUSH THE BUTTON IN FRONT OF YOU UNTIL THE RED LIGHT.>>GOOD AFTERNOON ALL OF YOU. IT IS LOVELY TO BE BACK AT THE BOARD OF EDUCATION. AGAIN MY NAME IS NUBIA DICKERSON, I AM PROUD GRADUATE OF JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL BUT ALSO A GRADUATE OF THE LEADERSHIP TRAINING AT JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL. I HEAR IN REGARDS TO WHAT I UNDERSTAND IS THE SUPERINTENDENT’S INTENTION TO DEMOCRATIZE ACCESS TO CHOICE IN THE COUNTY. I WANTED TO MENTION MY EXPERIENCE AS A GRADUATE OF THE LPI PROGRAM. ALONG WITH MANY OF MY FELLOW GRADUATES. AND TO TALK ABOUT WHAT MY EXPERIENCE HAS BEEN. GRADUATING FROM WHAT I FELT WAS A NEIGHBORHOOD FEEDER SCHOOL FOR MY COMMUNITY. WHAT I HAVE NOTICED. WHAT WE HAVE IN PLACE AT THAT TIME. AND THEY STARTED:LITERALLY, I BELIEVE WITH 2016-17 TIMEFRAME. MY EXPERIENCE AS A GRADUATE IN 2005. I DON’T BELIEVE COULD HAVE BEEN REPLICATED. WHAT I VIEW THE SUPERINTENDENT INTENTION IN DEM CHOSEN OUT OF 1000 APPLICANTS. THEN WHAT? WELL, NOW, THAT STUDENT CAN HEAD OVER TO WATKINS MILL. YOU PROBABLY HAVE ROOM FOR THEM IN THE IB PROGRAM. MAXIMIZING ACCESS. WHEN MOVING FROM ONE OPEN COUNTYWIDE TO ADDING SEVEN IB PROGRAMS HOUSED AROUND THE COUNTY WHICH IS IN SENECA VALLEY, I HEARD REPEATEDLY,ONE IS A MAGNET AND THE OTHER IS NOT . THE ONE IS DIFFERENT THAN YOURS. NOW, THE COUNTY IS DIVIDED INTO REGIONAL AREAS IT SEEMS LIKE A GOOD TIME TO USE THE SAME PROCESS FOR THE OTHER HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM TO DETERMINE WHO COULD APPLY. IF ONE REGIONAL CENTER CHOOSES FROM APPLICATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTY, THEY LIMIT THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS FROM THAT SERVICE AREA. UP COUNTY STUDENTS THAT TAKE A SPOT AT RM JUST TOOK A SPOT FROM A MID-COUNTY AREA. THAT UP COUNTY AREA ATTENDS THE SAME PROGRAM IN THE SECOND STUDENT WOULD BE ABLE TO TAKE THAT SPOT AT RM. TWO STUDENTS GETTING ACCESS INSTEAD OF ONE. IT GIVES THE REGIONAL CENTERS EQUAL STATUS NOT ONE CHOOSING COUNTYWIDE. THANK YOU FOR CONTINUING TO MAKE PATHWAYS FOR STUDENTS TO FOLLOW THEIR PASSION.>>THANK YOU. I DON’T SEE ANY BOARD MEMBERS LIGHTS FOR QUESTIONS. I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU FOR YOU ALL TO COMING TO GIVE COMMENT. IT’S GREAT TO SEE A FORMER KENNEDY STUDENT STILL ACTIVE AND ENGAGED IN PAYING ATTENTION TO WHAT’S GOING ON AS WELL AS CARING HEARING FROM SOMEONE IN THE PTA ADVOCATE. ADVOCATING FOR MORE CHOICE. MORE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE STUDENTS AND MORE ACCESS AND HEARING ABOUT OUR MILITARY FAMILIES. THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING TODAY. GIVING COMMENT AND AT THIS TIME WE WILL HEAR.>>THANK YOU FOR TALKING ABOUT THE LTI PROGRAM. I WAS IN THAT CLUSTER AND IT’S A WONDERFUL PROGRAM. IT DOES PRODUCE GREAT STUDENTS AND I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR SENECA VALLEY FOR UNDERSTANDING WHAT IT REALLY IS WE’RE TRYING TO DO TO OPEN UP SO THAT MORE CAN BE INVOLVED AND I HOPE THAT WE CONTINUE TO DO THE SUPPORT THAT WE NEED FOR THE MILITARY FAMILIES.>>THANK YOU. AT THIS TIME, WE WILL HEAR FROM OUR NEXT SPEAKERS. WE CAN HAVE JANE LEDERMAN MRS. GUTIERREZ AND SARAH KATZ COME TO THE TABLE. YOU CAN GIVE IT TO HER. SHE IS COMING DOWN R NOW. THANK YOU. OKAY. I WANT EVERYONE SEATED. WE WILL START WITH MISS LEDERMAN.>>GOOD EVENING. DOCTOR SMITH AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION.STAFF. MY NAME IS JANE LEDERMAN. THE COORDINATOR AND I’M HERE TO COMMENT ON THE REGIONAL PROGRAM. I KNOW THAT THIS IS A VERY NEW WAY AT LOOKING AT ACCESS FOR STUDENTSFOR IB . I PERSONALLY SUPPORT IT. AS YOUKNOW , LIMITED NUMBER OF SEATS AT RICHARD MONTGOMERY AND THAT BLAIR AND COLESVILLE RESTRICT THE AMOUNT OF STUDENTS THAT CAN PARTICIPATE IN HIGHLY RIGOROUS PROGRAMS. ONE THING I AM HOPING THAT THESE REGIONAL IB PROGRAMS WILL DO WILL ADDRESS DOCTOR SMITH GOAL OF INCREASING LANGUAGE. A FRIEND OF MINE ATTORNEYS WENT TO RICHARD MONTGOMERY A NUMBER OF YEARS AGO. THE REASON WHY SHE WENT WAS BECAUSE SHE WANTED TO LEARN MANDARIN AND I KNOW THAT ONE THING THAT DOCTOR SMITH HAS TALKED A LOT ABOUT IS HAVING STUDENTS BE ABLE TO EXPAND THE LANGUAGE OPPORTUNITIES. A LOT OF GAITHERSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL. IT’S GOOD TO SEE MR. DAVIS. I WORKED WITH HIM AMAZING. CONGRATULATIONS TO HIM. THEY HAVE A PARTIAL FRENCH IMMERSION PROGRAM. THE KIDS FROM BERRYVILLE GO TO GAITHERSBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL. WHEN I AMSUBBING IN EIGHTH GRADE , MANY KIDS TO MY NEIGHBORS. IT’S A POSTMEAL SPIEL. I TALK ABOUT IB. THEY SAY THEY REALLY DON’T HAVE ANYWHERE TO GO. ANOTHER THING ABOUT THE CLUSTER IS THERE IS A HUGE NUMBER OF AFRICANS WHO SPEAK FRENCH. WHAT I’M HOPING IS THAT MY NEIGHBORS AND THE KIDS THAT I TEACH A LOT WILL HAVE I LIKE THE IDEA OF THE ON-RAMP PROGRAM. SOME KIDS ARE NOT READY FOR THE RIGOR THEIR FRESHMAN AND SOPHOMORE YEAR. GIVES THEM THE OPPORTUNITY TO BEBY LITERATE . I WILL TURN IN MY HOMEWORK LATER. THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK. WE CAN HEAR FROM HIS GUTIERREZ. IT HAS CHANGED. SO QUIET. I AM HERE TODAY TO DO A FOLLOW-UP ON MY COLLEAGUE, LISA SIEGEL’S COMMENT. IMMIGRANTS AND NEW IMMIGRANT FAMILIES.YOU HAVE MY TESTIMONY BEFORE YOU. I JUST WANT TO MAKE SOME HIGHLIGHT COMMENTS. I WANT TO FOCUS THE IMMEDIATE ATTENTION ON THE PROBLEMS ENCOUNTERED BY THE IMMIGRANT STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES WHEN THEY ATTEMPT TO ENROLL AT MCPS. WITH THE PEAK. IT’S THE TRADITIONAL PERIOD OF AUGUST COMING UP I REALLY THINK IT’S GOING TO BE VERY IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO MAKE WHATEVER IMPROVEMENTS WE CAN AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. AS LISA MENTIONED, MOST OF THESE FAMILIES ARE NOT HERE REGULAR OR INTERNATIONAL INCOMING IMMIGRANT FAMILIES. THEY HAVE COME THROUGH ENORMOUS TRAUMA, TRIALS THAT THEY COME IN MANY TIMES WITH CLOTHES ON THEIR BACK. IT’S HOLDING ONTO THEIR CHILDREN. THE DSI PROGRAM IS MEETING THESE FAMILIES DAILY FOR BUSES THAT COME TO THE SPRINGS. THEY OFFER OUR HELP. I AM THE KEY CONTACT FOR MCPS. I’VE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO ACCOMPANY FAMILIES HERE AND IN PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY. I WANT TO HURRY UP MY COMMENTS TO MAKE SURE WE CAN GO THROUGH THE LIST. I THINK WHAT I’VE OBSERVED, MAINLY, IS THAT WE HAVE A ONE-SIZE-FITS-ALL APPROACH. WE HAVE MORE RIGID PROCESSES. THEY DON’T SEEM TO TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THAT MANY OF THESE FAMILIES JUST DO NOT HAVE THE POSSIBILITY OF MAKING A PHONE CALL BACK HOME AND GETTING AN ORIGINAL MAIL TO THEM WITHOUT ANY PROBLEMS. I HAVE SEEN TIME AND TIME AGAIN THAT THE PROCESS IS SIMPLY NOT UNDERSTANDING THAT PERHAPS WE HAVE GREAT NEED GREATER FLEXIBILITY IN DEALING WITH THESE FAMILIES. I HAVE 30 SECONDS OH MY GOODNESS. THERE IS A LIST. LET ME GO THROUGH IT. I THINK THESE ARE REALLY SIMPLE THINGS TO DO. AUTOMATE THE SYSTEM. RIGHT NOW THEY FILL OUT THE FORM AND THE PERSON WHO RECEIVES THE INFORMATION RE-KEYS IT INTO THE FORM. THAT’S A SIMPLE GOOGLE FORM. ALREADY CAN BE PUT ON THE WEBSITE. I CAN DO THAT FOR YOU. AUTOMATICALLY SIMPLIFY THE APPOINTMENT PROCESS.>>WE HAVE YOUR WRITTEN TESTIMONY SO WILL BE ABLE TO GO BACK AND LOOK AT ALL OF THE ITEMS THAT YOU HAVE LISTED.>>CAN I JUST MAKE ONE WRAP UP COMMENT?>>I THINK IT’S URGENT TO FORM A SUPPORT COMMITTEE AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. SOME OF THESE ARE SIMPLY MINOR CHANGES OR STAFFING AND COMMUNICATION CHANGES THAT ARE REALLY VERY SIMPLE TO DO. I THINK YOU REALLY WILL BE ABLE TO CHANGE A LOT FOR MANY OF THE STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS. THANK YOU.>>SURE. NOW WE WILL HEAR FROM US CATS. TURN THE LIGHT BACK ON AND PUSH THE BUTTON AGAIN.>>GOOD EVENING.THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK. I AM A MONTGOMERY COUNTY RESIDENT. MCPS ALUMNI GRADUATED FROM KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL IN 2003 AND LTI PROGRAM GRADUATE. I WORK FOR THE JOHN HOPKINS APPLIED PHYSICS LAB IS A RADIATION ENGINEER FOR NASA SPACE MISSIONS. I AM TESTIFYING IN SUPPORT OF THE PLAN TO EXPAND ACCESS TO CHOICE PROGRAMS LIKE IB BY IMPLEMENTING THEM REGIONALLY. THIS HELPS TO GREATLY REDUCE ONE OF THE BARRIERS TO ENTRY. TRANSIT TIME. WHILE MCPS PROVIDED A BUS TO MAGNET SCHOOLS. THE TIME SPENT ON THE BUS IS PROHIBITED FOR ANY STUDENT WHO HAVE COMMITMENTS BEFORE OR AFTER SCHOOL. SUCH AS ASSISTING WITH CHILDCARE OR WORKING TO HELP SUPPORT THE FAMILY. MY YOUNGER BROTHER WAS IN THE SCIENCE MAGNET AT PLAYER. AFTER LOOKING AT HOW LONG HE WOULD SPEND ON THE BUS, MY PARENTS OPTED TO DRIVE HIM TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY. NOT EVERY FAMILY HAS THAT OPTION THOUGH. IF WE TRULY WANT TO REDUCE THE DEMOGRAPHICS BETWEEN CHOICE ADMISSIONS AND MCPS STUDENT BODY AS A WHOLE, WE NEED TO FIND AND REMOVE AS MANY OF THESE BARRIERS AS POSSIBLE. EXPANDING INTO A REGIONAL CONSIDERATION IT’S GOOD TO SEE THAT KENNEDY IS ONE OF THE REGIONAL SCHOOLS FOR THE IB PROGRAM. I AM PROUD THAT I HAVE ATTENDED KENNEDY AND AS YORTY HEARD ABOUT THE AMAZING DIVERSITY AND SUCCESS OF KENNEDY STUDENTS FROM THE ERA I WON’T REPEAT HER WORDS. I WOULD ABSOLUTELY NOT HAVE ACHIEVED THE SUCCESS I DID WITHOUT WHAT I LEARNED FROM BOTH INSIDE AND OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM THERE. IF I COULD GIVE EVERYONE THE HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE THAT I HAD I ABSOLUTELY WOULD. I DO WANT TO LEAVE YOU WITH A WORD OF CAUTION. AS STUDENTS AT KENNEDY 20 YEARS AGO WATCHED IN DISBELIEF AS OUR PARENTS FRACTURED RACIAL LINES AT PTS. THE ACRIMONY WAS SEVERE ENOUGH THAT IT MADE THE “WASHINGTON POST”. THE TOPIC WAS THE EXPANSION OF KENNEDY SIGNATURE PROGRAM LTI. I HAVE ATTACHED MY EMAIL THE “WASHINGTON POST” ARTICLE FROM 1999. AS A REMINDER OF WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN ONE SIDE IS LISTEN TO ADD THE EXPENSE OF ANOTHER WHEN ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT WHAT IS BEST FOR COMMUNITY IS MADE WITHOUT CONSULTING WITH THE COMMUNITY. PARTICULARLY IN OUR CASE WITH WHITE PARENTS MAKING ASSUMPTIONS ABOUT WHAT IS BEST FOR THE COMMUNITY OF COLOR AND GOING OVER THEIR HEADS TO SEE IT HAPPENED. PARTICULARLY WHEN PLANS ARE NOT COMMUNICATED BY TRANSPARENTLY TO PARTIES. PLEASE, PLEASE MAKE SURE YOUR COMMUNICATION ABOUT THE EXPANSION PLANS ARE CLEAR AND EVERYONE HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT WHETHER THEY CAN OR CANNOT MAKE THE MEETINGS LIKE THIS. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.MRS. O’NEILL?>>DOCTOR NAVARRO I WONDER IF YOU AND YOUR STAFF COULD MEET WITH DELEGATE GUTIERREZ AND MS. SIEGEL OR REPRESENTATIVE OF THE GROUP AND THE AND THE OFFICE OF STUDENT ADMISSIONS TO SEE WHAT CAN BE DONE TO ACCELERATE AS MISSIONS INTO SCHOOLS AND STREAMLINE THE PROCESSES. ALSO TO PROVIDE THE BOARD WITH AN UPDATE AND CARRY OUT THE NUMBERS OF STUDENTS THAT WERE ENROLLING?>>ACTUALLY I WILL JUST SAY THAT WE ARE RIGHT NOW SEEING AN UPTICK TO INTERNATIONAL ADMISSIONS AND ENROLLMENT. NOT JUST BECAUSE IT’S AUGUST. COMPAREDTO THIS TIME LAST YEAR AND THE YEAR BEFORE . WE SEE A RISE AGAIN AND I’M HAPPY TO PROVIDE MORE INFORMATION. I JUST WANT TO THANK COMMUNITY GROUPS THAT COME IN AND HELP EXTEND ADDITIONAL SUPPORT INTO THE COMMUNITY. SOMETIMES WE MIGHT NOT REACH ALL FAMILIES AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE WORK IT’S A FOLLOW-UP AND I WILL DEFINITEL COME BACK WITH MORE .>>MS. SILVESTRI?>>Karla Silvestre: THANK YOU FOR EVERYONE’S TESTIMONY. IT WAS VERY POWERFUL. IN REGARDS TO THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADMISSIONS I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT THAT WE HEAR FROM ADVOCATES THAT ARE ACCOMPANYING THESE FAMILIES BECAUSE THESE ARE NOT FAMILIES THAT HAVE THE LANGUAGE OR THE ADVOCACY SKILLS TO ADVOCATE FOR THEMSELVES AND SYSTEMS ARE NOT WORKING EFFECTIVELY FOR THEM. THANK YOU FOR ASKING FOR THIS MEETING SO WE CAN HEAR DIRECTLY ABOUT WHAT CAN BE IMPROVED IN OUR SYSTEM. I DID REQUEST A MONTHLY UPDATE FROM THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADMISSION OFFICE SO WE ARE GETTING THOSE ALREADY. DOCTOR SMITH POINTED OUT ABOUT THE NUMBERS BIKING AND I THOUGHT ABOUT IT THE LAST TWO YEARS. I AM VISITING THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER AUGUST 22 SO IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO JOIN ME, THAT’S ALREADY SCHEDULED.>>THANK YOU. MS. SILVESTRI?>>I DID WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT MS. GUTIERREZ IS A FORMER BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBER HEREIN MONTGOMERY COUNTY. A FORMER DELICATE FOR THE STATE. WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR CONTINUING TO STAY ACTIVE. DOCTOR SMITH WESTERN MARK.>>I WOULD BE REMISS IF I DID NOT POINT OUT THAT SHE WAS THE DRIVING FORCE BEHIND THE SEAL OF BILITERACY AT MONTGOMERY COUNTY CONTINUING TO DOMINATE THE MISTAKE AND INCREASE EACH YEAR. THEY ARE HEADED RIGHT WHERE YOU ARE DESCRIBING.THANK YOU FOR THOSE COMMENTS.>>THANK YOU ALL. THAT COMPLETES OUR PUBLIC COMMENT.THE PORTION OF THE AGENDA AT THIS TIME WE WILL GO TO BOARD MEMBER COMMENT. I WILL START OUT WITH MS. SILVESTRI.>>Karla Silvestre: I JUST WANTED TO JUST REMIND THE FOLKS THAT WE WILL BE VISITING WE HAVE AREA PTA MEETINGS COMING UP NEXT WEEK. WE HAVE THE SHERWOOD CLUSTER AND DOWN COUNTY CONSORTIUM. LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING PARENTS AND ADVOCATES INHEARING ABOUT PRIORITIES FOR THEYEAR. THANK YOU .>>THANK YOU .>>Brenda Wolff: I JUST WANTED TO TALK ABOUT MY VISIT OVER THE PAST TWO WEEKS TO ARCOLA AND TO VIEW THE EXTENDED YEAR PROGRAM. I AM ALWAYS EXCITED TO GO TO A SCHOOL BECAUSE I AM STILL A FAIRLY NEW BOARD MEMBER AND I’M TRYING TO GET TO ALL OF THE SCHOOLS BUT I WAS VERY PLEASED WITH WHAT I SAW AND I ALSO WANTED TO SAY THAT THE STAFF THERE SEEM TO BE REALLY INTO WHAT’S GOING ON AND REALLY SUPPORTIVE OF THE PROGRAM AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN THINK ABOUT EXPANDING IT NEXT YEAR. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>FIRST, I WANT TO THANK THOSE WHO TESTIFY FROM KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL. I JUST WANTED TO MENTION THAT I KNOW I HAVE PLENTY OF FRIENDS IN THE PROGRAM WHICH ARE TELLING ME ABOUT THEIR GREAT EXPERIENCE THERE SO THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO TESTIFY FROM KENNEDY AND I ALSO WANTED TO MENTION THAT THE SMALL ADVISORY COUNCIL I’M SURE ALL OF YOU ARE AWARE. THE SMALL ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR STAFF PAST MEMBER BOARDS THEY ARE CLOSED AND EVERY SINGLE ONE OF YOU GUYS CAN COME OUT TO THE MEETING THAT IS COMING UP THIS NEXT SCHOOL YEAR AND HELP ENGAGE STUDENTS IN THE PROCESS OF EDUCATION POLICY. THANK YOU GUYS. THIS DIXON?>>Jeanette Dixon: THANK YOU MADAM PRESIDENT. I JUST WANTED TO MENTION THAT I HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT YOU KNOW, THE EXTENDED YEAR PROGRAM AT ROSCOE NICKS ON JULY 12 AND I DID NOT TELL ANYONE I WAS COMING OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT. I DID NOT EXPECT ANYONE TO SHEPHERD ME AROUND. I WAS JUST SO, GRATEFUL AND REALLY PROUD OF THE FACT THAT WE LIVE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY AND THAT THE WORK THAT WAS DONE WAS SO WONDERFUL AND JUST REALLY GREAT FOR THE STUDENTS. I JUST REALLY WANT TO SAY THAT WE STARTED THIS PROGRAM AND AM GLAD AND THERE WERE ABOUT 12 STUDENTS IN EACH OF THE CLASSES THAT I VISITED BUT, THEY HAD A GREAT ATTENTION FROM THE TEACHER AND ALSO, THERE WAS SOME SUMMER STUDENTS THERE AS WELL WHO WERE ASSISTING AND THE PRINCIPAL WAS MEETING WITH KINDERGARTEN PARENTS A VERY NICE LITTLE POUNDCAKE AND COFFEE. I DID TASTE TO MAKE SURE IT WAS GOOD FOR EVERYONE. I CHECKED OUT, ALSO, THE CINNAMON BUN BREAKFAST THAT THE STUDENTS HAD. A LITTLE BIT SWEET. NICE AS WELL. SO, KUDOS TO MCPS FOR TAKING THAT ON.I THINK THE KEY PIECE WILL BE, AT THE END OF THE YEAR, IF WE FOLLOW THE STUDENTS AND WE SEE WHAT DIFFERENCES IT MADE FOR THEM AS WELL. I WANT TO MENTION THAT WE DID HAVE SEVERAL OF US.JUST ABOUT ALL OF US HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND THE SUMMER RISE CLOSING CEREMONY. I JUST WANTED TO SAY HOW PROUD I AM FOR TAKING THAT ON AS WELL. I KNOW THE STUDENTS WHO PARTICIPATED AND REMIND ME HOW MANY?>>480. THEY THOUGHT IT WAS WONDERFUL. THEY DID LIKE THE LUNCH AS WEL . I HAVE TO ADMIT. IT REMINDED ME OF MY OWN DAYS AS A STUDENT IN HIGH SCHOOL IN FLUSHING. I WORKED IN THE LIBRARY AS A PAGE AFTER SCHOOL WHICH I WAS ABLE TO GET PAID FOR AND SAVE SOME OF THOSE FUNDS. THE COMPANY THAT MY MOTHER WORKED FOR MICHELIN TIRE CORPORATION EMPLOYED ME DURING THE SUMMERS RIGHT THROUGH COLLEGE AND I WAS SELLING THE MICHELIN GREEN GUIDES AND RED GUIDES AS WELL.THOSE OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS IN HIGH SCHOOL TO LEARN ABOUT, WHETHER IT WAS MCPS OR COUNTY GOVERNMENT OR THE HOSPITALS REALLY VALUABLE EXPERIENCES. THE FACT THAT WE ALSO ARE GIVING A LITTLE STIPEND MEANS A GREAT DEAL TO THE STUDENTS. SO, I JUST WANTED TO THANK ELAINE BAXTER FOR HER WORK IN PULLING OUT ALTOGETHER. I JUST HOPE WE CAN CONTINUE TO DO THAT FOREVER BECAUSE IT REALLY IS A BIG THING FOR OUR STUDENTS. I WANTED TO JUST FINALLY SHARE I DID TWEAK THIS YOU CAN SEE THE ARTICLE ON MY TWITTER. AS YOU ALL KNOW, IT WAS THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF OUR TRIP TO THE MOON AND THERE WERE SEVERAL ARTICLES ABOUT NEIL ARMSTRONG AND SADLY HE PASSED AWAY IN 2012. IT’S A BIG ARTICLE.IT’S A BIG SURGERY THAT HE UNDERWENT AND WHETHER IT WAS NECESSARY. THIS ARTICLE ABOUT EDWARD WHITE WHICH IS THE 12 PAGE. MAYBE LUCAS YOU CAN SEE THAT. IT WAS IN LAST WEEK’S “NEW YORK TIMES” “NEW YORK TIMES” “NEW YORK TIMES” NEW YORK TIMES AND EDWARD WHITE WAS PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE BEEN AS ONE OF THE ORIGINAL SEVEN ASTRONAUTS. HE WAS QUALIFIED BUT HE KIND OF HOUNDED OUT OF THE PROGRAM. IT WAS REALLY DISCRIMINATED AGAINST. THE EDITORIALS TALKING ABOUT THIS IS WHAT A DIFFERENCE IT MIGHT HAVE MADE HAD HE BEEN SELECTED. ONE OF THE THREE ASTRONAUTS TO GO TO THE MOON. MAYBE THAT WOULD’VE DONE FOR THE COUNTRY AS WELL. JUST THE HISTORY AND THE BACK THAT SHOWS ALL OF THE AFRICAN-AMERICANS WHO ARE ASTRONAUTS AT THE PRESENT TIME. I THINK TWITTER ARTICLES ARE ABOUT EDWARD WHITE. I THINK HE IS DOING THIS AND APPLYING TO DO ONE OF THE SCULPTURES FOR JAMESTOWN. IT’S FOR THE CEREMONY AS WELL FOR THE 400TH ANNIVERSARY. IF YOU GET A CHANCE, I WOULD REALLY URGE STUDENTS, PARENTS, ALL OF US IN THE COUNTY TO ENJOY READING THIS.IT’S A VERY SPECIAL PERSON. NO BITTERNESS OR ANYTHING. HE IS 85 NOW AND STILL CONTRIBUTING TO OUR COUNTRY. PRETTY INSPIRING AS WELL. THANK YOUVERY MUCH .>>.>>I JUST WANTED TO MAKE ONE FOLLOW-UP COMMENT ON THE VISIT TO ARCOLA. WHEN I WAS THERE HE WANTED TO DO KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION. SAME AS THEY WERE DOING IT NEXT. WHAT I WANTED TO SAY IS, ONCE A TEACHER ALWAYS A TEACHER. THE TOOLKITS SUPPLIED FOR EACH PARENT FROM THE RETIRED TEACHERS ASSOCIATION. I WANTED TO THANK THEM PUBLICLY FOR ALL THEY ARE DOING FOR OUR STUDENTS. I ALSO HAD ONE QUESTION. THIS WOULD BE FOR YOU, DOCTOR NAVARRO, THEY WERE DOING KINDERGARTEN ORIENTATION DURING THE DAY AND WHEN I ASKED THEM, DO DO IT AGAIN AT NIGHT, THEY SAID NO. THEY DON’T DO THE FULL ORIENTATION. THEY WERE GETTING A FULL ORIENTATION. EVERYONE WILL GET THE TOOL KIT. IT SEEMED TO BE MAYBE A STAFFING ISSUE AS TO WHY THEY DON’T DO IT AT NIGHT AND I MENTIONED THAT I WOULD MENTION IT TO YOU TO SEE IF IT’S AT ALL POSSIBLE TO GET SOMEONE TO SET UP A NIGHTTIME SESSION. IT IS TO GET THE SAME INFORMATION.>>THAT’S A GOOD IDEA. WE SHOULD LOOK AT IT AND BRING FORWARD SOMEIDEAS ON WHAT IT WOULD BE ABLE TO DO THAT . IT’S FOR ALL SCHOOLS THANK YOU.>>MRS. O’NEILL?>>THE RETIREES ASSOCIATION EVERY YEAR, FUNDRAISERS AND COLLECTING BOTTLE CAPS. IT’S A VERY NICE CELEBRATION AND DEXTER WORKED VERY HARD ON HUNDRED AND 25 BUSINESSES OR OFFICES.>>ON HUNDRED 98. THE 480 STUDENTS. I HOPE THAT IT WILL CONTINUE TO GROW. I THINK THAT EVERYONE HAD A GREAT EXPERIENCE AND I WAS SO IMPRESSED WITH OUR STUDENTS FRIDAY THAT THEY HAVE GROW UP AND HOW BOYS THEY ARE AND HOW HAPPY THEY EXPERIENCE IT AND I KNOW WHEN I WAS A MANAGER IN TEXAS FROM THE DALLAS IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM. THEY WORK WITH ME AS A CO-OP STUDENT. IT WAS POSITIVE FOR ALL OF US. I WANTED TO ASSOCIATE MYSELF WITH ALL MY COLLEAGUES COMMENTS. I WANTED TO SAY THAT WORKING THE TRIP TO THE MOON, NOT ONLY IN THE ASTRONAUTS, USED IN CONTROLLED THE MISSION AND THERE WAS NO DIVERSITY. THE ENTIRE ROOM WAS FILLED WITH WHITE MEN AND I KNOW THERE WAS ENGINEERS OF COLOR AND WOMEN. I KNOW THERE WAS SOME WOMEN AND BEHIND THE SCENES THAT HELP TO MAKE THIS MOON TRIP POSSIBLE. IT JUST WHEN YOU WATCH MISSION CONTROL AND, YOU KNOW, I DON’T WANT TO HARP BUT THERE HAS BEEN A LOT IN THE MEDIA ABOUT VAPING MOST RECENTLY IN THE HEALTH RISK TO OUR STUDENTS AND I KNOW THERE WAS A PRESENTATION AT THE COUNTY COUNCIL EDUCATION COMMITTEE. I HOPE WE CAN GET UPDATED ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON IT’S A VERY SERIOUS PROBLEM FOR THE STUDENTS.>>WE WILL FOLLOW-UP WITH AN UPDATE MR. MRS. O’NEILL. DOCTOR DOCCA?>>Judith Docca: I CAN’T REMEMBER BUT DO WE TALK ABOUT START TALK?>>WE DIDN’T. DOCTOR ALAN THAT WAS A MEMBER OF THE BOARD THE FIRST ASIAN MEMBER IS REALLY BEEN WORKING WITH THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY SCHOOL SINCE RETIREMENT AND HE STARTED A PROGRAM CALLED START TALK AND HE IS WORKING IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO PUT THIS PROGRAM TOGETHER FOR STUDENTS TO LEARN CHINESE IN THREE WEEKS. THEYDO . THEY ALSO HAVE THIS COMPONENT THAT IS RELATED TO SCIENCE AND THEY HAVE TO ACT OUT AND THEIR ACCEPTANCE ARE WONDERFUL. THEY DO SOME PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND HE IS DONE IN SCHOOLS HERE. HE WANTS TO EXPAND TO OTHER SCHOOLS. IT’S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY AND IS MULTICULTURAL AND REALLY VERY WELL DONE. WE CONGRATULATE DOCTOR CHUNG FOR THE STEADFASTNESS THAT HE’S HAD WITH OUR KIDS IN THE SYSTEM.WE HAD DRIVE FOR SUPPLIES ON JULY 15. I’VE NEVER SEEN SO MANY ALL MY LIFE. IT’S THE MOST EVER SEEN. I THINK THEY WERE ABLE TO BE OUTFITTED BECAUSE WE HAD TWO TONES OF MATERIAL OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT TONS OF MATERIAL 7 TONS.>>7 TONS. IT HAS GROWN EVERY YEAR. WE THINK THE STUDENTS FROM THE STUDENT GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION. MCR THAT HELP TO ORGANIZE EVERYTHING. SOME OF IT IS DONATED. THEY ORGANIZE IT INTO SPECIAL SECTIONS SO THAT ALL THE PENCILS ARE THEY ARE AND ALL THE PAPERS ARE THERE. THE NOTEBOOKS. THE PERSON TO STARTED WAS THERE TO TALK WITH US ABOUT HOW THEY BEGAN IT AND THEY STARTED WITH COUPON I THINK. THEY EXPANDED TO GETTING THE SUPPLIES FOR STUDENTS. I WANTED TO I’M GOING TO THE OBITUARY . THANK YOU. MARKET MISER WAS BORN IN SLOVENIA AND IN 1922. SHE WORKS HERE IN THIS BUILDING FOR MAYBE 30 YEARS. IN THE SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT. SHE WAS THE PERSON WHO BEGAN THE TRANSITION PROGRAM FOR SPECIAL ED STUDENTS WHO ARE LEAVING HIGH SCHOOL AND GOING FORTH IN THE COMMUNITY. SHE IS JUST A REMARKABLE PERSO . SHE MUST HAVE BEEN 94 WHEN SHE DIED . SHE HAD A FAMILY TO BEGIN WITH AND HER HUSBAND DIED IN 1990. SHE MARRIED AGAIN FIVE YEARS BEFORE. SHE’S A VERY INTERESTING PERSON.LAST SUMMER ARE SHE WAS AT A CLUSTER MEETING AT WHITMAN HIGH SCHOOL. SHE ALWAYS HAD AN INTEREST IN BACK IN THE OBITUARIES I WANTED TO SAY THAT DOCTOR ALAN DODD PASSED AWAY. SHE WAS BORN SHE WAS BORN IN 1947 HE GRADUATED SO HE WAS BORN 20 YEARS BEFORE THAT WERE 18 BEFORE THAT. IT MADE HIM ABOUT 90 SOME YEARS ALSO.HE WAS AN ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT OR WE CALL NOW IN A SOBER ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT. HE WORKED VERY CLOSELY WITH DOCTOR THOMAS. WE ALL KNOW HIS NAME AND ALSO DOCTOR PAT. HE WAS IN CHARGE OF THE EDUCATION. THE FIRST DIRECTOR OF THAT. THAT WAS THE EFFORT THAT WE MADE TO INTEGRATE TO THE SCHOOL STARTING WITH ROSEMARY HILLS AND NORTH CHEVY CHASE. SOMERSET. BETHESDA. THERE IS ANOTHER ONE INVOLVED. THEY DID GRADE LEVEL REORGANIZATION IN THE ATTEMPT TO MIX THE POPULATION. [APPLAUSE] NOW IN THE 20TH YEAR OF THE PROGRAM IN PARTNERSHIP WITH SHOP INCORPORATED COLLECTS NEW AND GENTLY USED SCHOOL SUPPLIES AND MONTGOMERY COUNTY FAMILIES FOR THEM AND NEED.>>IT’S SO EXCITING AND THRILLING TO SEE THE COMMUNITY COME TOGETHER THROUGH A PARTNERSHIP LIKE THIS SO WE CAN ENSURE STUDENTS HAVE EVERYTHING THEY NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL FROM THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL.>>IT’S REALLY ENCOURAGING WHEN PEOPLE WORK TOGETHER TO DO SOMETHING PROACTIVELY TO BENEFIT INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES IN THE COMMUNITY AND EVERYONE.>>BUT COME TO REPRESENT A BACK-TO-SCHOOL PROGRAM AT THE SALVATION ARMY AND STUDENTS WHO COME THERE LOOKING FOR SYSTEMS.>>STAFF.>>AND DONATE AS THEY CLEAN OUT CLOSETS AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.THIS YEAR 15,000 POUNDS OF SCHOOL SUPPLIES WERE COLLECTED THAT BENEFIT HUNDREDS OF FAMILIES AND ORGANIZATIONS. I THINK EVERY YEAR WE SHOULD MOVE IN THAT DIRECTION AND 100% MOVING IN THAT DIRECTION. NOT ONLY BY ORGANIZING AND SORTING BUT LEARNING VALUABLE LIFE LESSONS THAT BENEFIT THEM BEYOND THE CLASSROOM.>>IT’S SUCH A WIN-WIN. STUDENTS ARE VOLUNTEERING TO HELP AND SEE WITH THEIR OWN EYES THE IMPACT OF COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS.>>I LIKE HELPING THEM. IT CAME OUT AS A GREAT TURNOUT AND PEOPLE WHO CAN AFFORD COURT ORDER FOR THEM TO AFFORD WITH BIGGER FAMILIES. WE HELP OUT SO MANY PEOPLE SO THAT IS GOOD. [MUSIC] >>YOU CAN SEE THAT. IT WAS SO NICE. THERE WAS HARDLY ANY PARKING. I DON’T WANT TO CREATE MORE WORK BUT WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT ALL THE PEOPLE WHO CAME TO GIVE SUPPLIES YOU KNOW THERE IS A NEED UP COUNTY. IF THERE’S A WAY WE CAN HAVE IT SOMEWHERE ELSE SIMULTANEOUSLY I’M JUST SAYING, THAT WOULD BE GREAT BUT I WANT TO THANK KAREN CRAWFORD THAT WAS THERE TO GIVE A HISTORY ON HOW WE GOT STARTED WITH DRIVE FOR SUPPLIES. THEY HAD A NICE BILLBOARD KIND OF CLOCKWISE AND HOW WE HAVE COME EACH YEAR UP INTO THE PRESENT TIME. JUST WANT TO THANK THEM BOTH FOR THE WORK THEY CONTINUE TO DO TO MAKE THIS AN AMAZING EVENT. THERE’S A LOT OF NEED OUT THERE. ALSO, START TALK WITH DOCTOR DOCCA IN THE TOOL SCHOOLS ROSEMONT AND GEORGIA FOREST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. IT WAS REALLY GOOD TO SEE THE STUDENTS THAT WERE THERE AND IN A SMALL AMOUNT OF TIME THE AMOUNT OF LANGUAGE THEY HAD PICKED UP. I WAS ABLE TO TAKE SYDNEY AND SIERRA AND THEY ENJOYED THE EVENT. THEY DID OPERA AND STEM RELATED AND I JUST WANT TO THANK DOCTOR ALAN FOR THAT AND I WAS ABLE TO PARTICIPATE ON SATURDAY, JULY 13. WE DID A HEAD START PARTY IN THE PARK AT WHEATON WHERE WE WERE JOINED IN PARTNERSHIP WITH MONTGOMERY PARK AND MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARIES AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAD START IN PREKINDERGARTEN PROGRAMS AS WELL AS COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCIES IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD SERVICES PROGRAM. THEY ALL CAME TOGETHER TO HELP SIGN UP OUR FAMILIES TO GET THEIR KIDS IN PRE-K AND HEADSTART. WE GOT A FREE RIDE ON THE TRAIN. CLEARLY ALL THE STUFF FREE? IF YOU HAVE A CHILD, YES PARTICULAR OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO HAVE A GOOD TIME WITH OUR FAMILIES. LET FAMILIES KNOW EDUCATION IS A PRIORITY. I APPRECIATE ALL OF OUR PARTNERS OUT THERE WITH VARIOUS AMOUNTS OF RESOURCES THAT WERE OUT THERE. MARK ALBAGE WAS THERE SPEAKING TO THE CROWD. IT WAS A REALLY NICE EVENT. IT WAS GREAT WAY TO SPEND OUR SATURDAY.>>THANK YOU FOR BEING OUT IN THE HEAT LIKE THAT. NO, SERIOUSLY. IT’S REALLY ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO BE OUT THERE FOR A LENGTHY PERIOD OF TIME SO WE APPRECIATE YOU STANDING OUT THERE ARE TRYING TO GET MY KIDS TO COME WITH ME BUT MY DAUGHTER AND HUSBAND WERE FISHING SO I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD WAY TO GET OUT OF COMING WITH MOM TO THE PARK. THEY HAD DINNER THAT NIGHT. WE WILL GO ON. WILL BE REFERRED QUITE SOME TIME SO WITH THAT WILL MOVE ON TO THE NEXT ITEM WHICH IS A DISCUSSION ON THE DISTRICT LAUNDRY ANALYSIS. DOCTOR SMITH?>>SO, TONIGHT WE COME TO THE BOARD TO UPDATE ON THE WORK THAT WAS DONE. YOU’VE BEEN INTIMATELY INVOLVED SINCE THE RESOLUTION WAS PASSED LAST JANUARY. IT WAS IN TERMS OF HEARING INFORMATION RECEIVING THE MEMOS BUT AS WE MOVE IT’S IMPORTANT TO UPDATE THE BOARD IN THE COMMUNITY ABOUT WAS BEING DONE. IT’S AN ANALYSIS AND IT IS A CHANCE TO LOOK COUNTYWIDE AND KNOW AND UNDERSTAND THE STATE OF THE COUNTY IN TERMS OF THE FACILITIES THAT WEHAVE IN DISTRIBUTION OF STUDENTS AND WHERE THEY ARE ENROLLED . THERE IS A LINE IN HERE AND I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT IT. IT’S ONE OF THE LATER SLIDES IN THE PRESENTATION. NEITHER THE ANALYSIS WITH A REPORT CAN AUTHORIZE A BOUNDARY STUDY. WHAT IT CAN DO IS HELP US BE MORE INFORMED WITH FUTURE BOUNDARY STUDIES TWO FOUR YEARS FROM NOW HOW TO BEST USE THE FACILITY AND CREATE ATTENDANCE ZONES AROUND THE SCHOOLS THAT MAKE THE MOST SINCE OF WHEN WE ARE TRYING TO GIVE ACCESS AND OPPORTUNITY TO EVERY SINGLE STUDENT SO THEY HAVE GOOD SOLID HIGH-LEVEL RIGOROUS OPPORTUNITIES TO LEARN TO GROW AND BE WELL SWALLOWED TURN OVER TO DOCTOR ZUCKERMAN.>>THANK YOU DOCTOR SMITH. A GOOD PLACE TO START IS THE RESOLUTION THAT THE BOARD ADOPTED. I WILL READ THE ENTIRE RESOLUTION BUT YOU ASKED US TO SEEK INPUT ON DEVELOPING AND THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL THAT WOULD COME BACK TO THE BOARD FOR AN AWARD WHERE THE CONSULTANT WOULD GATHER INFORMATION AND DATA REGARDING SCHOOL BOUNDARIES AND BENCHMARK WITH OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND HAVE AN EXTENSIVE PROCESS THROUGHOUT.THAT WOULD RESULT IN FINDINGS, NO LATER OF SPRING IN 2020 AND THE OPTIONS WOULD EXPLORE MODIFICATIONS TO HOW WE DO OUR BOUNDARY PROCESSES. I DO WANT TO ECHO WHAT DOCTOR SMITH SAID. THERE WILL BE NO BOUNDARY STUDIES RIGHT NOW. THIS IS AN ANALYSIS OF THE CURRENT LANDSCAPE AND BENCHMARKING WITH OTHER DISTRICTS THAT WILL BE VERY IMPORTANT. ONCE YOU HAVE THE CONSULTING REPORT YOU WILL DETERMINE THE NEXT STEP WITH INPUT FROM THE COMMUNITY. WE ANTICIPATE IT WILL BE A HELPFUL PROCESS AS WE MOVE FORWARD.THIS WAS LED BY THE FORMER STUDENT MEMBER OFTHE BOARD WITH SUPPORT FROM OTHER BOARD MEMBERS , ANANYA TADIKONDA. WE INTEND ON CURING THIS FOR WITH ALL SPEED. WE WANT TO HAVE AN UPDATE TONIGHT OR WHERE WE ARE. WE ANTICIPATE THAT THE NEXT BOARD MEETING WE WILL HAVE THE AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR YOU PENDING THE REVIEW PROCESS. MS. McGUIRE WILL GET INTO THE RFP PROCESS IN JUST A MINUTE. I WANT TO TAKE A STEP BACK AND LOOK AT THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROCESS FROM FEBRUARY APRIL AFTER THE BOARD ADOPTED THE RESOLUTION WE DID A SERIES OF COMMUNITY FORUMS SOME WERE COUNTYWIDE AND SOME MORE ALIGNED TO THE CLUSTER MEETINGS THAT WE HAD A DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE COUNTY. MS. McGUIRE DID SOME AND WE HAD A CONSULTANT COMMUNICATE DO SOME OF THE FORMS. IN THAT PROCESS, WE ENGAGE WITH OTHER STAKEHOLDERS.NAACP PARENTS COUNSEL, SUPERINTENDENTS EDUCATIONAL FACILITY ADVISORY GROUP THAT MEETS QUITE REGULARLY AND WE ALSO HAVE A DROPBOX ON THE WEBSITE WHERE WE RECEIVED 681 PUBLIC COMMENTS. THE QUESTIONS THAT WE DID ASK THE COMMUNITY WERE THREE GENERAL QUESTIONS. AS A RESIDENT OR PARENT WHAT ISSUES ARE IMPORTANT? TO INCLUDE IN THE REVIEW AND ANALYSIS OF SCHOOL CLUSTER VALUES. IF YOU COULD ADVISE THE CONSULTANT WHO WILL BE CONDUCTING THE BOUNDARY ANALYSIS WHAT WOULD YOU TELL THE CONSULTANT IS THE GREATEST CONCERN AMONG PARENTS ABOUT CURRENT ZONES? WHAT YOU WANT TO LEARN MORE FROM THIS BOUNDARY ANALYSIS ? AS WE GOT FEEDBACK THERE WAS A NUMBER OF THEMES THATSURFACE. WE WANT TO SHARE THEM . I WON’T READ EVERYONE BUT I WILL GIVE YOU THE HIGH-LEVEL. THERE WAS VALUE AND IMPORTANCE OF EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION OF RESOURCES WITH PROGRAMS AND OPPORTUNITY. WE HEARD IT CONSTANTLY. IMPORTANCE OF INCREASING DIVERSITY IN REDUCING DEMOGRAPHICISOLATION . AT THE SAME TIME A REAL VALUE IN A NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS AND STUDENT PROXIMITY TO MINIMIZE TRAVEL AND FACILITATE ACTIVITY AND ENGAGEMENT. ABSOLUTELY NEED TO ADDRESS OVERCROWDING AND ON THE NEED TO LOOK AT THE RANGE OF FACTORS. A NUMBER OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS ASKED US TO CONSIDER AND SHARE WITH YOU THE EXPANSION OF THE CURRENT FACTORS IN THE FAA TO CONSIDER TO FACTOR PROGRAMS, STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS AND POTENTIALLY OTHER AREAS IT’S SOMETHING THAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE IN THE BOUNDARY POLICY BENCHMARKING. A LOT OF PEOPLE WANTED TO SEE WHATOTHER DISTRICTS DO . EMPHASIS ON BROAD PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT. I THINK SOMETHING THAT WAS DONE AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO IN THE COURSE OF THE NEXT YEAR THE EMPHASIS ON DATA AND SOLID ANALYTICS. AS WE MOVE FORWARD WITH THE DATA, FREQUENCY. WHAT IS THE RIGHT FREQUENCY BOUNDARY REVIEWS AND UNDERSTANDING NEXT STEPS AND OUTCOMES ? I SAID I WOULDN’T READ THEM OUT BUT I ENDED UP THEY ARE GOOD IN IMPORTANT AND I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT THAT YOU SEE IT. THE PROCESS LED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL AND I WILL TURN OVER TO MS. McGUIRE TO SHARE WHAT WAS IN THE RFP THAT WE JUST WENT THROUGH.>>THANK YOU. SO, THE LANGUAGE OF THE RFP REALLY IS TAILORED CLOSELY. THE BOARD’S RESOLUTION. WE HAD SHARED IN THE PRESENTATION EARLIER, THE RESOLVE CAUSES THAT ARE AS WELL AS THOSE CAUSES. WE LOOKED AT THE LANGUAGE IN TERMS OF THE BACKGROUND AND INTENT AS WELL AS THE BOARDS DISCUSSION. WE REALLY TRIED TO MIRROR THAT LANGUAGE AS CLOSELY AS POSSIBLE IN THE REQUEST. WE ALSO INCORPORATED THE CONCERN THAT WE HEARD AND DISCUSSED WITH FOLKS IN THE COMMUNITY DURINGTHE MONTH OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT THAT WE HAD . IT WAS VERY HELPFUL AND INFORMATIVE IN TERMS OF SHAPING HOW WE WERE ABLE TO DESCRIBE THE PROJECT AND THE SCOPE OF SERVICES AND HOW WE WERE ABLE TO SLEDGE OUT THIS CONCEPT AND PUT A LOT OF THOSE DETAILS IN THOSE THEMES INTO THE SCOPE OF WORK FOR THE CONSULTANT’S POTENTIAL TO CONSIDER. WE TRIED TO CARRY THROUGH THE LANGUAGE OF BOTH OF THOSE CONVERSATIONS INTO THE REQUEST. WE WANTED TO DO IT IN THE REQUEST ALSO WAS SHARE A LOT OF THE CONTACTS THAT THIS CONVERSATION IS HAPPENING IN. THAT OF COURSE SOME DESCRIBED AS DIAGNOSTIC. I LIKE IT AS A DESCRIPTION FOR THIS PROCESS. WE ARE TO REALLY UNDERSTAND THE CURRENT STATE AND WHAT THE POSSIBILITIES MIGHT BE GOING FORWARD AND WHAT INFORMATION WE CAN BRING TO THOSE NEXT STEPS. IN THAT RESPECT, THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL REALLY SEEKS THE REPORT TO FOCUS HEAVILY ON DATA ANALYSIS AND UNDERSTANDING THE CURRENT STATE AND WHEN FINDINGS AND OBSERVATIONS ARE ABOUT THAT WHAT IS IT TELL US WHAT CAN WE LEARN FROM THE EXPERIENCE? WHAT ARE POSSIBLE MODIFICATIONS OR APPROACHES THAT WE MIGHT WANT TO LOOK AT FOR FURTHER REVIEW. THOSE ARE THE KINDS OF OPTIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES AND IDEAS THAT WE WOULD EXPECT AND HOPE TO BE GENERATED FROMTHE PROJECT . WE PUT THAT ALL TOGETHER AND IT WAS ISSUED ON JUNE 25 OF THIS YEAR. WE SHARED IT BROADLY. WE WANTED TO GET OUT AND ABOUT AS FAR AS POSSIBLE. SENDING OUT THROUGH THE REGULAR PROCUREMENT VEHICLES IN THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT COLLEAGUES. WE SHARED IT BROADLY WITH THE PTA LEADERSHIP, OTHER STAKEHOLDERS AND JUST SO BOTH OF THE COMMUNITIES ARE ABLE TO BE AWARE OF THE RFP AND WHAT WE ARE ASKING FOR. ALSO SO THAT IT COULD BE SEEN FAR AND WIDE. WE DID HOLD A PRE-BID CONFERENCE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS ABOUT THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS. IT’S A NORMAL PART OF THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS. THERE WAS SIX COMPANIES REPRESENTED AT THE PRE-BID CONFERENCE TO ASK QUESTIONS AND HAVE THAT DIALOGUE WITH US. IN THE END WE RECEIVED TWO FULL RFP SUBMISSIONS. EACH ONE IS CONSTITUTED BY MULTIPLE FIRM. A NUMBER OF THE FIRMS DID JOIN FORCES TOGETHER AND COLLABORATE ON THE PROPOSALS. WE HAVE BEEN CONDUCTING A THOROUGH REVIEW PROCESS. WE HAVE INTERNAL STAFF REVIEWS AND WE ALSO WANTED TO WORK WITH STAKEHOLDERS AND THE OUTSIDE LOOK AT FEEDBACK ON THE PROPOSALS. WE WILL CONTINUE THAT PROCESS AND HAVE THE DUE DILIGENCE TO ASK QUESTIONS AND RECEIVE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND HAVE A DIALOGUE TO GET AN OUTCOME THAT WE FEEL WILL BEST SERVE THE INTERESTS OF THE DISTRICT AND YOUR WORK.>>WE WILL CONTINUE THAT IN THE NEXT SEVERAL WEEKS AND AS DOCTOR ZUCKERMAN MENTIONED, THE TARGET IS TO AWARD THE NEXT MEETING ON AUGUST 29. AT THAT POINT WE WOULD ANTICIPATE WORKING TO FLUSH OUT THE WORK PLAN AND THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PLAN. IT’S VERY KEY DELIVERABLES THAT WE HAVE ASKED FOR UP FRONT. WE WOULD REALLY ANTICIPATE THAT FOLLOWING THE PLANNING TIME AND ENSURE THAT WITH THE COMMUNITY IN THE FALL AND SHARED PUBLICLY SO FOLKS HAVE THE FRAMEWORK TO EXPECT. PROVIDING REGULAR UPDATES ON THE WEBSITE. IT’S OTHER MEANS AS WELL. IS THAT THE STATUS OF WHERE WE ARE — >>WE WILL DON’T SEE ANY LIGHTS BUT I WILL GO AROUND THE TABLE ANYWAY. NO QUESTIONS? MISS WOLF?>>I HAD ONE QUESTION BEFORE I GET TO MY COMMENTS. I JUST WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PIECE. IT’S A FORM IF THEY WANTED TO. THAT WILL BE A VERY KEY PART OF THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT. IT’S A CONSULTANT AND BEING THE STUDENT VOICE AND THAT. WE DON’T HAVE A PROCESS. I JUST WANTED TO MENTION JUST MY COLLEAGUES, AND THE NOTES I’VE TAKEN DOWN, I HOPE THE PURPOSE IS IN RESULT OF POLICY FAA. IT’S RESPONSIBLE TO DO THE ANALYSIS DUE TO THE OVERCROWDING THAT WE SEE IN THE SCHOOLS. THE NEIGHBORING SCHOOLS NEXT TO THAT MIGHT BE HAVING SEATS THAT ARE OPEN IN THE SCHOOL. RECOGNIZING THAT THERE ARE NEIGHBORHOODS THAT ARE NOT ALWAYS ENGAGED IN THE COMMUNITY FEEDBACK SO I HOPE WE CAN REALLY TACKLE THAT AND I ALSO WANTED TO MENTION AS WE LOOK FOR POSSIBLE VENDOR THAT MEETS THE NEEDS OF THE ANALYSIS I URGE STAFF AND THE BOARD TO RECALL THE CONVERSATION THAT THE POLICY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE HAS IN BOARD MEETINGS LEADING UP TO THE DECISION. IT’S JUST ME. THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH.>>McSTAY SIN?>>Jeanette Dixon:SO , ANDY AND I JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR CLARIFYING AND MAKING CLEAR WHAT THE PURPOSE OF THIS IS. THE BOARD HAS NOT MADE ANY DECISIONS. WE WILL MOVE FROM THERE. I HAVE BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT SOME OF THE THINGS I’VE BEEN READING IN THE NEWSPAPERS THAT IT’S CONSIDERED TO BE DOG WHISTLES. I THINK IT’S STARTING WITH ONE OF THE REALTORS AND THE HOUSING VALUES AND BUSING AND THAT KIND OF THING. WE WANT TO DO, EVENTUALLY, WHAT IS BEST FOR ALL OF OUR STUDENTS. I THINK THAT IS WHAT MY COLLEAGUES AND I WILL KEEP IN MIND GOING FORWARD.ONCE AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR CLARIFYING WHAT THE PURPOSE IS THAT WE HAVE MADE NO DECISIONS WHATSOEVER ON AND I HOPE I REALLY EXPECT THAT FOLKS WHO LIVE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY WILL RESPECT THAT. RESPECTING ALL OF OUR STUDENTS AS WELL. THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU MISS DIXON.>>Patricia O’Neill: THANK YOU FOR YOUR CLARIFICATION. I KNOW THEY HAVE BEEN OUT AT SOME MEETINGS SOME OF THE PTA MEETINGS. THIS SUMMER. NO SPECIFIC CLUSTERS HAVE BEEN TARGETED IN OUR NEIGHBORHOODS ARE UNDER CONSIDERATION. ONLY BOARDS MAKING THE DETERMINATION TO INITIATE A BOUNDARY STUDY. I ALSO WANT TO POINT OUT THAT FAIRFAX COUNTY IS CONSIDERING THE VERY SAME TYPE OF ANALYSIS. THERE WAS QUITE A BIT OF PUSHBACKTHERE . IT IS THE RESPONSIBLE THING TO DO. THERE IS AN AWFUL LOT OF MISSED INFORMATION OUT THERE. TODAY WE RECEIVED AN EMAIL FROM A GENTLEMAN WHO SAID BUSING DIDN’T WORK IN THE 70s 70s 70s 70s 70s 70s 70s HERE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY. THEY ARE PUTTING OUT MESSAGES THAT ARE SO BIZARRE AND OFF-THE-WALL. THERE WILL BE OPPORTUNITY FOR COMMUNITY INPUT. SOME PEOPLE HAVE EVEN SAID WE’D NOT BEEN TRANSPARENT. WE HAVE BEEN OPEN AND NOT DOING THIS IN THE DARK OFNIGHT . COMMUNITY INPUT AND ONE OF MY FORMER COLLEAGUES ON THE BOARD IS NOT ALWAYS IN AGREEMENT. WE DO HAVE TO BE CUSTODIANS OF THE TAXPAYER MONEY IF THEY ARE EMPTY SEATS OR OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO FILL THOSE SEATS WITH STUDENTS THAT GOT TO BE A PRIORITY. THERE ARE MULTIPLE FACTORS IN TRAFFIC, ETC. THAT WILL BE CONSIDERED THEY WILL REQUIRE COMMUNITY INPUT.>>Karla Silvestre: THANK YOU FOR YOUR GOOD WORK SO FAR. I REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO THE NEXT STEPS ONCE A CONSULTANT IS HIRED. THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION. WE APPRECIATE IT. SO I WAS MOVING RATHER FAST. I HAVE SOME COMMENTS THAT YOU WANTED TO GIVE REGARDING THE COMMITTEE. MOVE ON TO ITEM 8.>>THE NEXT ITEM AS PART OF THE OVERALL PUZZLE OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY. HE HAS SLOWED DOWN SOMEWHAT IN THE PAST YEAR. YOU WILL SEE IF IT CONTINUES TO STAY AT A SLOWER RATE OF GROWTH. FOR EXAMPLE, JUST OVER 500 STUDENTS PER YEAR ONE YEAR AGO, IN 1718 SCHOOL YEAR BEGAN 2500. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT IS CLEAR IS THAT IT’S A PREMIUM. PHYSICALLY RESPONSIBLE TO LOOK AT ALL SCHOOLS AND IDENTIFY WHERE WE HAVE SPACE. IT’S IN WOODWARD HIGH SCHOOL. ONE PART IF THAT IS THE OVERALL CROSS LOWER COUNTY PLAN. CREATING MANY MORE SPACES IN THE LOWER COUNTY THE BOTTOM HALF BOTTOM THIRD. IT’S THE EXPANDED AND RENOVATION OF THE NORTHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL. AS WE REOPEN WOODWARD AND SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASE IT. TONIGHT WE WILL HAVE SOME PRELIMINARY DESIGN PLANS THAT WE NEED. WE’VE ALL KNOWN ALL ALONG. ONE OF THE FIRST THINGS I LEARNED IS, UNTIL AUGUST 2020 WHEN CHILDREN MIDDLE SCHOOL MOVES OUT OF THE HIGH SCHOOL, IT WILL SIT RIGHT THERE AS IT IS. A YEAR AND A MONTH FROM NOW. IT WILL MOVE INTO A NEW SCHOOL AND THERE WILL BE OPPORTUNITIES TO CREATE THE SPACES AT THE SITE THAT YOU WILL NEED NO OVERCROWDING OF WALTER JOHNSON HIGH SCHOOL BUT TO PROVIDE ACCESS FOR ADDITIONAL STUDENTS TO CREATE MORE SPACE IN THE LOWER PART OF THE COUNTY. TONIGHT WE ARE GOING TO WALK THROUGH THIS MR. ADAMS AND MRS. MAGUIRE AND DOCTOR ZUCKERMAN. I WILL TURN IT OVER TO DOCTOR ZUCKERMAN TO START THE PRESENTATION.>>THANK YOU DOCTOR SMITH. TONIGHT WE ARE GOING TO GIVE YOU A PRESENTATION THAT PRESENTS A CONCEPTUAL FACILITY DESIGN. IN ADVANCE FOR PULMONARY PLANS. THAT IS USUALLY WITH PULMONARY PLANS THAT WE ASK FOR APPROVAL AND TONIGHT WE ARE COMING WELL BEFORE THAT TO PRESENT A CONCEPTUAL OVERVIEW OF WHAT WE ARE CURRENTLY THINKING WITH RESPECT TO THE REOPENING OF WOODWARD HIGH SCHOOL AND TONIGHT WE WANT TO ASSURE THE DESIGN EVOLUTION THAT HAS OCCURRED. IT HAS RESULTED IN A VERY INTEGRATED AND EFFICIENT DESIGN THAT ALLOWS FOR FLEXIBILITY ABUSE GOING FORWARD. WHETHER IT IS AN ARTS PROGRAM OR SOMETHING TOTALLY DIFFERENT. I THINK YOU WILL SEE TONIGHT IS A REALLY INTERESTING USE OF SPACE IN A WAY THAT ALLOWS FOR FLEXIBILITY. WE ARE HERE TONIGHT TO SEEK DIRECTION AND GUIDANCE FROM YOU ABOUT YOUR REACTION TO THE CONCEPT SO FAR.ONE REASON WE ARE HERE TONIGHT IS THE UNIQUENESS OF THIS PROGRAM. THE UNIQUE IS OF THE STAGING. I WILL PROVIDE A LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND IN JUST A MOMENT. I WILL BE VERY CANDID. WE HAVE SOME NEW THRESHOLD QUESTIONS THAT WE WANT TO PUT ON THE TABLE. REGARDING SITE AND FACILITY CONFIGURATION AND AMENITIES. SOME OF WHAT YOU HEARD FROM PUBLIC COMMENT EARLIER AROUND WHAT IS FEASIBLE AND WHAT IS ON THE SITE AND THE COST ASSOCIATED. WE WILL GET TO THAT A LITTLE BIT LATER. WE WANT TO DISCUSS ISSUES SPECIFIC TO THE PROJECT THAT IS PRESENTED BY SECOND CONSTRAINTS. WE WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE RESOURCE ALLOCATION QUESTIONS FOR THIS AND FUTURE PROJECTS. WE WANT TO REFLECT TONIGHT ABOUT COMMUNITY CONCERNS.SOME OF WHICH YOU HEARD TONIGHT ABOUT THE FUTURE DIRECTION OF WOODWARD HIGH SCHOOL. WE ARE REFLECTING THOSE IN THE PRESENTATION BASED ON THE FEEDBACK AND ENGAGEMENT PROCESS THAT WE HAVE HAD. MR. ADAMS WILL TALK SPECIFICALLY TO MISS DIXON’S QUESTION ABOUT THE LEVEL OF ENGAGEMENT AND THE LEVEL OF ENGAGEMENT THAT WILL TAKE PLACE FOLLOWING THE MEETING TONIGHT AND ADVANCE OF THE PRELIMINARY PLAN. THEY WILL BRING BEFORE THE BOARD THOSE.>>DOCTOR ZUCKERMAN, BEFORE YOU MOVE FORWARD, I JUST WANT TO CALL ATTENTION TO TWO THINGS. THE FIRST TWO ITEMS LISTED. SITE CONSTRAINTS. APART FROM WHATEVER PROGRAMMING A VERY TRADITIONAL HIGH SCHOOL OR ALL COUNTY MAGNET SCHOOL FOR SPACE EXPLORATION IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT IT IS. SITE CONSTRAINTS AND THE SECOND IS, THIS IS A MUCH BIGGER QUESTION HERE ABOUT FUTURE RESOURCE ALLOCATION AND WHAT WILL BE POSSIBLE LOOKING OUT IN MULTIPLE YEARS IN THE FUTURE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY. WE WANT TO KEEP THOSE IDEAS VERY CLEAR BECAUSE SOMETIMES IDEAS GET CROSSED AND PEOPLE THINK THIS CAUSES THIS OR THAT CAUSES THAT IN THESE ARE SEPARATE IDEAS THAT WE WANT TO ADDRESS TONIGHT THAT WILL INTERSECT AT SOME POINT AS DECISIONS ARE MADE ABOUT WOODWARD AND WHAT THE PROGRAM WILL BE IN THOSE SORTS OF THINGS BUT IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THEIR VERY SERIOUS SITE CONSTRAINTS AND MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS NOW OR AT SOME POINT IN THE NEAR FUTURE ARE GOING TO HAVE TO MAKE SOME DECISIONS ABOUT THE FUTURE AND WHAT WE PROVIDE AT DIFFERENT SCHOOLS IN DIFFERENT PLACES BECAUSE OF THE GROWING NATURE OF THE MOST OF THE COMMUNITIES WITH THE HEAVIEST POPULATION LIVING.>>THANK YOU. SO, VERY QUICK HISTORY. THERE IS A LONG HISTORY WITH ROUNDTABLE PROCESSES RELATED TO ADDRESSING SPACE CONSTRAINTS AND OVERCROWDING. I WILL SKIP TO THE SECOND BULLET. WE REPEAT THEIR THE ARCHITECT SELECTION WAS APPROVED BY THE BOARD BACK IN OCTOBER 2018. AS A PART OF THE AMENDMENT DISCUSSION, WE ENGAGE IN A REVIEW OF POSSIBLE ALTERNATIVES TO WOODBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL AND CAME HERE IN THE WINTERTIME LOOKING AT COMMERCIAL SPACE. WE DETERMINE THAT THE BOARD DETERMINED THAT NORTHWOOD WOULD BE USED. IT WAS CONDUCTED OVER THE WINTER AND PRESENTED TO THE BOARD MARCH 14 AND ON MARCH 25, THE BOARD RECOMMENDED USING THEM. IT’S ALREADY SET UP TO BE UNIQUE STAGING OF THE PROCESS. ONCE THEY APPROVED WE ENGAGE IN ARCHITECT AND ENGINEERING CONCEPTS FOR THE WOODWARD SITE. WE BRING GOOD SINCE THEN. AT THE SAME TIME ON MARCH 21, DOCTOR SMITH SHARED ASKED DOCTOR ELLIOTT TO REVIEW THE FUTURE ARTS PROGRAM AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL IN GENERAL AND INCLUDED IN THIS REVIEW WOULD BE THE EXPLORATION OF POTENTIAL ARTS PROGRAMMING AT THE REOPENING OF WOODWARD HIGH SCHOOL.>>I WOULD LIKE TO THAT. I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT WE HAVE TWO EXISTING SECONDARY SCHOOLS THAT SERVE AS ARTS OR MAGNET SCHOOLS HIGH SCHOOLS. BLAKE AND LEDERMAN.WHEN WE TALK, EARLIER ABOUT EXPANDING ACCESS AND CREATE MORE OPPORTUNITIES, WE HAVE THE SINGLE SITES IN THE COUNTY IT DOES CREATE A FRAMEWORK OF SCARCITY. WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT THAT AND ITS MANY STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN ARTS AND WE WANT A GOOD VIBRANT PROGRAM. THERE ARE STUDENTS WHO WANT TO GO DEEPLY INTO ENGINEERING. NOW WE HERE TONIGHT WE ALL KNOW SOMEONE TO GO DEEPLY INTO LANGUAGE. ONE OF THE BLESSINGS AND THERE ARE MANY IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY ARE WE ARE LARGE ENOUGH SCALE TO PROVIDE THOSE OPPORTUNITIES SO, WE THINK ABOUT WHETHER THAT WE WERE SOMEWHERE ELSE IT’S CRITICALLY IMPORTANT FOR OUR CULTURE. I DON’T WANT TO THINGS TO GET TANGLED HERE IN A WAY THAT PEOPLE SAY IF YOU DON’T DO IT WOODWARD YOU CAN’T DO IT AT ALL. WILBUR IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO COME FORWARD IN OCTOBER AND TONIGHT’S CONVERSATION AND AGAIN IN OCTOBER IN TERMS OF THINKING ABOUT IT IN THE BUILDING DOESN’T CONTROL THE PROGRAM. WHATEVER WE BUILD PROGRAMS FIT INTO THEM BECAUSE WE FIT PROGRAMS IN EVERY BUILDING THAT WE HAVE REGARDLESS OF THE AGE, SIZE OR THE WAY IT WAS DESIGNE .>>THE LAST POINT IS REALLY IMPORTANT. I WILL TURN IT OVER TO SET ITEMS, THE DIRECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION. AS MR. HAYES FIELD FROM STRATHMORE ENGAGES IN THIS EXPLORATORY WORK, THE FIRST COUPLE MONTHS, WHAT HE DID WAS COLLECT A LOT OF INFORMATION FROM INTERNAL STAFF JUST TO MAKE SURE HE UNDERSTOOD THE LAY OF THE LAND AND WE ANTICIPATE THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO LAUNCH A WORK GROUP OR COMMITTEE THAT LOOKS A LOT MORE CLOSELY AT THE CHARGE THAT DOCTOR SMITH GAVE US. THAT IS HAPPENING OVER HERE REGARDLESS OF WOODWARD HIGH SCHOOL. WHAT MR. ADAMS AND HIS TEAM HAS DONE WITH RESPECT TO WOODWARD HIGH SCHOOL WHICH YOU SHOW IN JUST A MINUTE IS, OVER THE COURSE OF THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, CREATING A DESIGN THAT ADDRESSES WHAT HE SAID. TRUE FLEXIBILITY SO THAT REGARDLESS OF THE PROGRAM DECISION, THERE IS A BUILDING THAT IS IN PLACE THAT WILL BE FLEXIBLE AND ADAPTABLE FOR MANY YEARS TO COME. THERE IS A DECISION THAT IS MADE IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS AND THAT DECISION IS CING 20 YEARS FROM NOW. WE WANT SOMETHING THAT REGARDLESS OF CHANGES IN POLICY OR PROGRAM CAN WITHSTAND ALL OF THOSE CHANGES FOR THE NEXT 50 70 YEARS.>>I WILL TURN IT OVER TO SETH FOR THE NEXT PART.>>SO, THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO THIS. MANY TIMES ARE USED TO HEARING US AT A PLANS PRESENTATION. ITWAS VERY IMPORTANT TO HAVE THIS CONVERSATION AHEAD OF THAT . WHAT I WANTED TO WALK THROUGH IS REALLY, JUST UNDERSTANDING WHERE WE ARE IN THE SCHEDULE OF THIS PROJECT. OBVIOUSLY, THE STOP IN THE SIDE. THAT IS WHERE WE CAN START THE CONSTRUCTION. WE HAVE TO START IN THE SCHOOL YEAR. AS YOU CAN SEE IT’S AN APPROACH PROJECT FOR US. AS TO SURVEY MULTIPLE PURPOSE. WE HAVE A BUILDING IT LOOKS LIKE WE HAVE IN ADDITION TO A BRAND-NEW BUILDING. WE ARE THINKING THROUGH WERE NOT AT A POINT YET WHERE WE CAN WALK THROUGH WHAT FOLKS ARE USED TO SEEING FROM A FACILITY DESIGN ENGAGEMENT PROCESS. WHAT WE HAVE TALKED THROUGH HAS BEEN VERY SPECIFIC TO TWO PIECES. WHAT IS IT THAT WE HAVE TO BUILD WHY THEY ARE IN THE HOLDING FACILITY AND TO THIS IS IN THE CLUSTER AREA AND THERE ARE NEIGHBORS THAT ARE IMPACTED. ONE BEING PHASE 1 FROM THE INITIAL CONSTRUCTION PHASE FROM NORTHWOOD. ANOTHER NEIGHBORHOOD PERSPECTIVE. WE HAVE NOT HAD CONVERSATIONS ABOUT PHASE 2 OR PROBLEMATIC FUNCTIONS. THIS IS TRULY ABOUT THE IMPACT OF A BUILDING IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD FOR NORTHWOOD WHEN THEY ARE USING AS A HOLDING FACILITY. SOME MEETINGS HAVE CIRCULATED AROUND THE ABILAND CONCEPTUAL IDEAS. WE HAVE HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH OTHER PUBLIC PARTNERS. PARKING PLANNING FOLKS WITH THE DOT AND THEY OBVIOUSLY ARE VERY CRITICAL OF ANYTHING THAT WE CAN PROPOSE ABOUT WHAT IS ALLOWED ONTHE SITE . OBVIOUSLY YOU CAN SEE THE NORTHWOOD AND THOSE TWO SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN ENGAGED FROM THE VERY 30,000 FOOT LEVEL DISCUSSION. AS WE CONTINUE WITH THE PROJECT AND HAVE DISCUSSIONS TONIGHT ABOUT WHAT I AM CONSIDERING AS A TRUE 20% 21ST CENTURY BUILDING DESIGN WE WILL BE ENGAGING IN A WAY THAT YOU ARE ALL USED TO BUT DECISIONS THAT ARE MADE IN TERMS OF DIRECTION FACILITY. I JUMPED WAY TOO MANY THERE. SO, ONE THING WE HAVE TO SAY IS WHAT ARE WE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH? FIRST AND FOREMOST I DON’T THINK WE WILL BE HAVING THIS CONVERSATION IF WE WERE NOT TRYING TO SOLVE CAPACITY. THAT IS WHERE THE PROJECT STARTED AND THAT IS THE INTENT. TO SOLVE THE CAPACITY CHALLENGES. WHEN YOU LOOK AT WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO BUILD IS FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL AND WE HAVE ADJACENT PROJECTS THAT ARE ALSO RELIEVING CAPACITY.LOOK AT ALL THE NUMBERS TOGETHER OF THE DOWN COUNTY CONSORTIUM, WE ARE AT ABOUT 2000 STUDENTS IN THE 2025 TIMEFRAME THAT WE WOULD HAVE TO RELIEVED. THE 23 SEVEN 2700 STUDENT BUILDING CERTAINLY ARE ONES THAT WILL ALLOW US TO ZONE IN THOSE CLUSTERS WHICH WE DO SEE GROWING. THE SECOND OBJECTIVE IS AGAIN, THE HOLDING FACILITY ASPECT OF NORTHWOOD. AS WE MENTIONED, TO BUILD NORTHWOOD AND DOUBLE THE SIZE OF NORTHWOOD, WE ALSO HAVE TO BE ON SITE FOR THAT TO HAPPEN. THE 2023 TIMELINE WHERE WE WANT TO MOVE NORTHWOOD INTO THE BUILDING IS VERY CRITICAL FOR BOTH PROJECTS. CERTAINLY, ONE THAT WILL ALLOW US TO KEEP THE TIMELINES.THE OTHER ASPECT OF THIS IS AGAIN, WE ARE VERY FORTUNATE MONTGOMERY COUNTY TO HAVE A ROBUST FOCUS ON SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION I WOULD SAY WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT NEW HIGH SCHOOLS, VERY FEW ARE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO SEE NEW HIGH SCHOOLS WITHIN THEIR DISTRICTS. WE WILL BE VERY REMISS IF WE DID NOT LOOK AT THIS AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO AGAIN LOOK AT IT FROM A 21ST-CENTURY SCHOOL BUILDING BUT ALSO HOW WE CAN INCORPORATE IT CERTAINLY A PERFECT OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO HAVE THIS CONVERSATION WITH THE COMMUNITY AND CONVERSATIONS WITH OUR COLLEAGUES AND LOOK AT HOW THIS BUILDING WAS SERVING MULTIPLE PURPOSES THAT WE MOVE FORWARD. THE FIRST IMAGE I WILL SHOW YOU DEVELOPED BY THE ARCHITECT AFTER THE FEASIBILITY STUDY. IT WAS A CONCEPT OF TRULY LOOKING AT IT FROM A PHASE 1 PERSPECTIVE. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT, AS WE CONTINUE TO HAVE CONVERSATIONS AND HOPEFULLY YOU CAN SEE THE ARROWS. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT REALLY STOOD OUT TO US IN OUR OFFICE FROM A CONSTRUCTION STANDPOINT WAS THAT WE REALLY CHALLENGE OURSELVES TO SAY DOCTOR SMITH HAS ASKED US TO LOOK AT INNOVATIVE BUILDINGS. DOCTOR ZUCKERMAN ASKED US TO LOOK AT INNOVATIVE BUILDINGS. IS IT REALLY AN INNOVATIVE BUILDING THAT WILL LAST US 70 80 100 YEARS? SOME OF THE THINGS THAT JUMPED OUT TO ME WAS THAT THIS IS VERY TRADITIONAL IN WHAT WE TYPICALLY SEE IN AN EXISTING HIGH SCHOOL. ACADEMICS ON ONE SIDE AND BUILDINGS THAT ARE SPLIT BY COMMUNITY SPACES AND YOU HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO ADD SPECIALTY PROGRAMS TO THE TOTAL OPPOSITE OF THE END OF THE BUILDING. WHAT REALLY RESONATED IS THAT IT’S TRULY DEVELOPING A SCHOOL IN A SCHOOL’S CONCEPT. WE THOUGHT, WHAT IF THERE IS A DIFFERENT WAY TO DO TWO THINGS REDUCE THE FOOTPRINT AND LOOK AT HOW WE ORGANIZE THE BUILDING IN A WAY THAT WOULD MINIMIZE THAT SCHOOL BASED ON THE PROGRAM. THIS IS A CONCEPT THAT I WOULD SAY THAT IS ONE THAT WE HAVE NEVER DEVELOPED AT MCPS. IT’S A CONCEPT THAT STARTS TO MERGE A LOT OF EXISTING PROBLEMATIC ELEMENTS BUT IT DOES IN A WAY THAT IS FLEXIBLE AND NOT SO FLEXIBLE THAT IT LOSES FUNCTIONALITY. THE THOUGHT PROCESS IS AN IMAGE FROM A PHASE 1 PERSPECTIVE. YOU START TO CREATE THESE SMALLER LAB ACADEMIC UNITS. THEY CAN BREAK DOWN AND OPEN UP INTO MULTIFUNCTIONAL SPACES. I WILL SHOW YOU A FEW THINGS ABOUT WHAT I’M TALKING ABOUT. WITH THIS, THE SITE CONSTRAINTS THAT WE HAVE THIS IS A SIGNIFICANT SLOPE SITE MEANING, YOU START AT ONE END AND THERE IS MULTIPLE ALTERNATIVES. 40 FEET FROM WHERE YOU START AT THE STREET LEVEL TO THE BACK OF THE SITE CREATING A LOT OF CHALLENGES WITH A BUILDING PERSPECTIVE. WITH THIS OPTION AND CONCEPT IT REDUCES THE FOOT PRINT AND CREATES A VERY 21ST CENTURY BUILDING AND DOES IT IN A WAY THAT IS NOT DIMINISHING ON THE ABILITY TO ADD PROGRAM GROW PROGRAM AND SERVE EXISTING CORE FOCUS IS THAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE.>>CAN I ASK A QUESTION. HOW LARGE IS THE WOODWARD SITE AND LIKE WJ. THE ACREAGE ON THAT I KNOW BCC IS THE SMALLEST HOW THEY ALL SORT OF.>>DCC IS THE SMALLEST AT 15 ACRES. THIS SITE IS APPROXIMATELY 27 ACRES. I WOULD SAY WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT ACRES, IF THEY WERE ALL FLAT YOU COULD LOOK AT IT AS EQUIVALENTS. THEY ARE NOT. SO, WHAT I WOULD SAY, THROUGH THE USUAL ACREAGE IT’S PROBABLY A LITTLE BIT BIGGER THAN A BCC FIELD. CERTAINLY NOT WHAT YOU WOULD SEE AT A WJ CAMPUS. THAT IS GENERALLY THE SIZE OF THESE TWO SITES. SO, FOCUSING BACK ON THE GROUPING OF ACADEMIC SPACES ONE OF THE THINGS AGAIN, WE LOOK AT IS 21ST CENTURY SCHOOLS YOU SEE LAB SPACES THAT INTERSECT BETWEEN SCIENCE AND ARTS IT’S ALL REGARDLESS OF THE PROBLEMATIC FUNCTION YOU HAVE A LOT OF DIFFERENT OPTIONS HERE. OBVIOUSLY SOME COLLABORATION ZONES THAT REALLY RESONATE WITH STUDENTS. WITH THIS CURRENT GENERATION. NOT THE SCHOOLS THAT WE ARE USED TO LEARNING AND BUT A DIFFERENT METHODOLOGY AND SO, WHEN YOU START TO SEE THESE MODULES, IF YOU RECALL SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE BROUGHT UP FOR LATER MEN, HOW DO WE USE THIS FOR SPECIFIC ACADEMIC PURPOSES THROUGHOUT THE DAY AND USE IT FOR MULTIFUNCTIONAL SPACES FOR PERFORMANCE DURING THE DAY OR AFTER HOURS? SO, WE LOOK AT THIS LIKE SOME OF THE DIFFERENT SPACES AND HAVING A PARTITION AND FURNITURE PLAYS A BIG PART IN THIS BUT TO GIVE YOU MULTIPLE FLEXIBLE OPTIONS ANY DESIGN. A CONCEPT LIKE THIS. YOU SEE THE SCIENCE LABS AND EVERYTHING IS PRETTY MUCH FITTING THE CASEWORK. YOU CAN’T MOVE ANYTHING IN THE SCIENCE LAB.WHAT WE LOOK AT IN THE BUILDING LIKE THIS IS TO HAVE THE INFRASTRUCTURE BE ABLE TO ALLOW FOR MULTIPLE CONFIGURATIONS WITHIN THE SPACES. TYPICAL SPACES YOU CAN’T DO THIS WITH BUT AS 21ST CENTURY EDUCATION AND ACADEMICS EVOLVING THESE ARE THE ONES THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO CREATE IN THIS BUILDING. YOU TALK ABOUT THE ARTS. ARTS TO SERVE THE PURPOSES OF GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS AND INNOVATIVE SPACES FOR PERFORMANCES AND OTHER PROGRAMS. IF SPACES THAT CAN OPEN UP INTO LARGE PERFORMANCE ROOMS. YOU HAVE SPACES THAT CAN SERVE AS A SEMINAR ROOM. MULTIFUNCTIONAL. THESE COULD TRULY BE A CLASSROOM DURING THE DAY IN PERFORMANCE IN THE EVENING. UNLIKE MAYBE ANY OTHER HIGH SCHOOL PROJECT, THERE IS NO PROJECT OWNER, PER SE. THERE’S MULTIPLE COMMUNITIES MULTIPLE CLUSTERS IMPACTED. FOR EXAMPLE, AT PAINT BRANCH HIGH SCHOOL, YOU HAD OWNERS MEETINGS. IT WAS ON A REGULAR BASIS.YOU AND YOUR PTA LEADERS WERE THE OWNERS WE WERE THE CONTRACTORS. WE COMMAND AND WHAT HAVE A VERY CUSTOMER SERVICE FRIENDLY MEETING. IN THIS SITUATION THIS IS THEY WERE FLUSHED OUT IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS AND RECOGNIZE THEY WERE CREATING A PUBLIC FACILITY THAT WOULD BENEFIT HIM IS ABOUT ANY STRUCTURE WHETHER IT’S THE WHEATON HIGH SCHOOL I JUST PUT IT ON THE SITE AND MAKE IT WORK OR WHETHER OR NOT THERE IS MORE FLEXIBLE SPACE REGARDLESS. IT’S A LESS TRADITIONAL FORM OF DESIGNING A BUILDING BY ITS VERY NATURE. IT’S SOMETHING I WOULD LIKE TO KEEP IN MIND. OUR NEXT STEP WOULD BE TOO CONTINUE TO DEVELOP THE PARLIAMENTARY PLAN WE DIDN’T WANT TO COME WITH PRELIMINARY PLANS BUT WERE MORE FULLY DEVELOP WITHOUT OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS ALL OF THE COMPETING INTERESTS. THE TRADE-OFF, COST ASSOCIATED WITH STRUCTURED PARKING OR STADIUM AND JUST HAVE A DISCUSSION WITH THE BOARD SO WE CAN GET A SENSE OF YOUR THINKING AS WE MOVE FORWARD.>>OKAY. MISTAKES AND YOU HAD YOUR LIGHT ON FOR A WHILE.>>I’M SORRY.>>NO, DO WHAT YOU NORMALLY DO.>>DOCTOR SMITH?>>I WOULD JUST LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT FOUNDATION ONLY, IT WILL BE THE TRADITIONAL HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM. IT’S AT THIS FACILITY. THAT’S FOUNDATION ONLY THERE AND JUST LIKE IT’S FOUNDATIONAL YOU EVERY SCHOOL AND WE HAVE OTHER KINDS OF PROGRAMS AT THOSE SCHOOLS. SO THE SCHOOL HAS TO BE BUILT TO SERVE TRADITIONAL COLLEGE PREPARATION, STUDENTS WHO WANT TO DO DUAL ENROLLMENT OR TRAVEL TO EDISON AND ENGAGE IN CAREER PATHWAYS OR TWO OR THREE OF THOSE STUDENTS CAN DO. WHATEVER IT IS THEY WILL HAVE TO HAVE A TRADITIONAL COLLEGE PREP PROGRAM AS PART OF THE OVERALL CREATION OF THIS HIGH SCHOOL. I DON’T WANT TO MISS SPEAK MISS McGUIRE, AT THE END OF THE CURRENT CIP WALTER JOHNSON EXPECTED OVER ENROLLMENT IS.>>BY ABOUT 700 STUDENTS.>>700. WE THINK ABOUT THAT IT HAS TO BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT THAT HAS TWO SIR WALTER JOHNSON’S OVER ENROLLMENT SOY SCHOOL 2700 AND EIGHT 900 WHATEVER IT CONTINUES TO BE IT WOULD HAVE TO BE FACTORED IN THERE. THOSE ARE IMPORTANT PIECES OF THE PUZZLE.>>THANK YOU DOCTOR SMITH. WE WILL START WITH MISS WOLF.>>Brenda Wolff: THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION. HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS. ONE, I WANTED TO UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU MEANT BY JOINT USE OPPORTUNITIES. WERE YOU REFERRING TO THE FIELD NEXT TO WHAT’S OWNED BY THE COUNTY RECREATION DEPARTMENT? HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES OR LIBRARY FUNCTIONS JUST A DIFFERENT INNERVATION OF JOINT USE TO MAXIMIZE THE DOLLARS IN THE COUNTY.>>THE NEXT QUESTION I HAVE IS HE TALKED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF A PARKING STRUCTURE. DO WE HAVE A SEPARATE PARKING STRUCTURE AT ANY OTHER HIGH SCHOOL AND IF SO HOW MUCH DOES IT COST? DO YOU HAVE ANY FIGURES ABOUT HOW MUCH THAT MIGHT COST?>>WE DO NOT HAVE A STRUCTURED PARKING AT ANY OF THE FACILITIES.>>THE NEW DCC HAS IT’S A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENT THAN THE OTHER SCHOOLS. I KNOW YOU ARE SHAKING YOUR HEAD. FOR THOSE WHO WOULD SAY WE HAVE STRUCTURED PARKING WE COULD EXPLAIN THE DIFFERENCE.>>WE DO NOT HAVE STRUCTURED PARKING. WE ELEVATED THE TENNIS DECK ABOVE THE PARKING. WE WERE ABLE TO PUT A PE ATHLETIC FUNCTION ABOVE THE PARKING SPACE. IT IS NOT FOR VEHICLES. THAT’S A BIG DIFFERENCE IN STRUCTURED PARKING IS THAT IT’S MEANT FOR VEHICULAR ACCESS. IT’S A VERY DIFFERENT EXPENSIVE DESIGN.WHAT I WOULD SAY FOR A HIGH SCHOOL FROM A STRUCTURED PARKING PERSPECTIVE YOU CERTAINLY ARE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF 40 $50 MILLION FOR STRUCTURED PARKING TO MEET THE NEEDS OF A HIGH SCHOOL FACILITY.>>50 MILLION MORE THAN WE ALREADY HAVE ALLOTTED? OKAY. MY LAST QUESTION IS, CAN YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW WHEATON HAS BEEN DOING. THEY’VE BEEN WITHOUT A FIELD NOW FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS. WHAT IS THE FEEDBACK THAT YOU ARE GETTING ON THAT?>>SO, WHATEVER WE GO THREE CONSTRUCTION PROJECT WHEN WE ARE CREATING THAT SLIGHTLY ELEVATED STRUCTURE AND PARKING SITUATION WE DON’T HAVE A FIELD.WE END UP SCHEDULING ATHLETIC CONTEST OTHER FIELDS AROUND THE COUNTY AND SO, WE PARTNER WITH OTHER SCHOOLS SO WHEATON IS PLAYING THEIR GAMES OTHER HIGH SCHOOLS.BCC PLAYS OTHER HIGH SCHOOLS. WHAT WOULD BE THE FIRST TIME FROM A HIGH SCHOOL PERSPECTIVE IF WE DID NOT HAVE A STADIUM WOULD BE A SITE THAT PERMANENTLY DID NOT HAVE THE STADIUM AS OPPOSED TO TEMPORARILY. WHEATON WILL HAVE A STADIUM WHEN IT’S ALL SAID AND DONE.>>FOR MANY YEARS WILL THEY GO WITHOUT A STADIUM?>>SIX YEARS. ONE THING TO THINK ABOUT AS WE DO THIS. STAFF MENTIONED THIS. THIS IS A MORE URBANIZING PART OF THE COUNTY IN TERMS OF CLOSER INTO THE BELTWAY. SITE IN LAND ARE MUCH MORE CONSTRAINED THAN WHEN YOUR FURTHER NORTH. IF WE THINK ABOUT JUST SOME OF THE SITE DEDICATIONS THAT WE HAVE HAD WHETHER IT’S WITH THE PROPERTY OR WHITE FLINT? WE ALWAYS WANTED TO HAVE A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF ACREAGE 7 ACRES FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS WERE FOR EXAMPLE WE ARE NOW SAYING TO THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT WE ARE HAPPY IF WE CAN GET TWO OR 3 ACRES TO BUILD OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. THE SITES ARE CONSTRAINED AND WE JUST HAVE TOKEEP THAT IN MIND AS WE MOVE FORWARD . HAS THERE BEEN DISADVANTAGES TO THEM GOING TO OTHER LOCATIONS? HAVE THEY BEEN DISADVANTAGED IN SOME WAY?>>SO, I THINK FROM THEIR PERSPECTIVE THEY WOULD LIKE TO PLAY THE GAMES AT WHEATON. THE BUILDINGS ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION. BUT, NO, NOT FROM A PLAYABILITY STANDPOINT. YOU HAVE TO TRAVEL TO GO TO SEE THE HOME GAME. IN THIS SITUATION I THINK IF WE THINK ABOUT JUST THE ATHLETIC AMENITIES, WE CAN CREATE CERTAINLY WE COULD BUILD A STADIUM AT A SIGNIFICANT COST. PROBABLY $20 MILLION WOULD BE ADDED TO THE BUDGET TO REQUEST THAT. ROUGHLY. WE JUST HAVE TO ASK THE QUESTION DOES THAT MAKE THE MOST PHYSICAL SENSE WHEN A MILE AND A HALF UP THE ROAD IS ANOTHER STADIUM AND WE HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE OF SCHEDULING GAMES AND IT MIGHT BE TIME FOR US TO CONSIDER THAT QUESTION. WHETHER OR NOT WE WANT TO MAKE THE DOLLARS GO FURTHER. OBVIOUSLY THIS IS A DECISION THAT WE WILL HAVE TO MAKE LATER IN THE YEAR IN THE FALL. WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS INKING ABOUT OUR SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION PROGRAM AND THE CAPITAL BUDGET IN THE SENSE OF HOW WE CAN STRETCH THE DOLLARS. HOW DO WE MAKE THEM GO FURTHER? 20 MILLION TOWARDS A STADIUM MEANS IT’S 20 MILLION LAST TWO OTHER PROJECTS WHETHER IT’S ROOF REPLACEMENT ORDER THINGS. WE KNOW THE URGENCY OF RELIEVING OVERCROWDING. IT’S IN THIS PART OF THE COUNTY. WE DO HAVE SOME LEGITIMATE QUESTIONS AND WE AS A STAFF HAS A RESPONSIBILITY TO BRIN YOU AROUND HOW WE WANT TO BE STEWARDS OF THAT 20 MILLION. DO WE WANT TO GO TOWARDS A STADIUM OR DO WE WANT TO THINK DIFFERENTLY OF HOW TO CREATE ATHLETICS PROGRAM LEVERAGING THIS SPACE AVAILABLE TO US. WE DON’T HAVE A RECOMMENDATION TONIGHT. CLEARLY WE HAVE A POINT OF VIEW OF HOW TO MAKE THE DOLLARS GO FURTHER AND WE ARE ALSO SAYING WE CAN BUILD IT EITHER WAY. SO.>>FROM MY PERSPECTIVE I THINK WE WILL HAVE TO START THINKING DIFFERENTLY ABOUT HOW WE BUILD SCHOOLS. I’VE BEEN SAYING FOR A LONG TIME I THINK WE NEED TO GO UP ON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LEVEL BECAUSE WE WILL HAVE LESS AND LESS ACREAGE TO WORK WITH. THIS MIGHT BE THE START OF SOMETHING NEW. I CAN CERTAINLY APPRECIATE THE COMMUNITY’S CONCERN ABOUT A STADIUM AND I KNOW YOU WILL BE MEETING WITH THEM TO HEAR MORE ABOUT IT BUT I AM WONDERING ABOUT THE ADVISORY OF SUCH AN INVESTMENT WE HAVE SO MANYOTHER NEEDS . IT IS GOOD BUT I’D ALSO LIKE TO SEE ANOTHER PIECE IN THERE. I’M NOT SURE THAT MY COLLEAGUES MIGHT BE SURPRISED BY THIS BUT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE US MAYBE DO SOMETHING WITH WHO HE WAS IN TERMS OF LAW. SORT OF HAVING A DUAL TYPE OF PROGRAM. I AM NOT SURE THAT WE TAKE ADVANTAGE OF BEING IN THIS WASHINGTON AREA AS MUCH AS WE CAN. THE SUPREME COURT, CONGRESS, WHITE HOUSE. NOT THAT WE WANT TO GO THROUGH THAT MUCH. I THINK THIS WHOLE IDEA OF LAW AND EQUITY AND TRAINING OUR STUDENTS JUST TO BE GREAT CITIZENS AS WELLIT STRIKES ME THAT THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO MORE . THERE ARE IF WE HAVE TO DO RESOLUTION BUT IT STRIKES ME THAT IT’S SOMETHING WE SHOULD RETAIN. SO, I LOOK FORWARD TO THE CONTINUING DISCUSSION ON ALL OF THIS AND I KNOW THE EDUCATIONAL SPECIFICATIONS ARE REALLY IMPORTANT. THE DESIGN PHASE IS REALLY IMPORTANT. SO, TIME KIND OF DETERMINING WITH THE COMMUNITY AND SUPERINTENDENT AND STAFF HAS IN TERMS OF WHAT THE SCHOOL FOCUS WILL BE. IT WILL BE COMPREHENSIVE AND ACADEMIC HIGH SCHOOL. WITH THE ARTS PIECE, IT’S MAY BE FOCUSING SOMEWHERE WITH WHOM THE SCHOOL IS NAMED AS WELL.>>THANK YOU MISTAKES IN. I DID WANT TO LET EVERYONE KNOW THAT THIS IS WHEN TROTSKY IS NOT HERE TODAY. SHE DID JOIN US EARLIER VIA PHONE. SHE HAS LEFT SOME COMMENTS HERE WITH SOME OF HER COLLEAGUES. YOU WILL HEAR HER VOICE IN THE CONVERSATION AS WELL, TONIGHT. MS. O’NEILL?>>Patricia O’Neill: WAS GOING TO START WITH MISS MANN TROTSKY’S COMMENTS. WE ALL RECEIVED A COPY OF THE LETTER THAT WAS REFERENCED IN THE TESTIMONY AND I HOPE THAT VIA THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OR MORE EXTENSIVE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND ALSO WRITTEN RESPONSES TO THE NUMBER OF ISSUES THAT THEY HAVE RAISED MISS MANN TROTSKY’S FOCUSED WITH HER CONCERNS ABOUT THE QUESTION ABOUT THE SIZE OF THE HIGH SCHOOL AND THE ISSUE ABOUT ATHLETICS AND HOW IT WOULD BE ACCOMPLISHED AND CONCERNS THAT WALTER JOHNSON COMMUNITY AND OTHER CLUSTERS NEED TO BE ENGAGED AND I KNOW THERE IS BROADER ENTHUSIASM ABOUT THE PERFORMING ARTS EMPHASIS OR IN FACT, WHEN WE HAD THE INITIAL DISCUSSION ABOUT THE NEED FOR WOODWARD TO REOPEN, I REMEMBER I THINK I SAID IT AND BILL SAID IT FIRST AND FOREMOST, IT SHOULD BE USED TO RELIEVE THE OVERCROWDING OF THE WALTER JOHNSON CLASSROOM. WE HAD A DISCUSSION ABOUT SPECIAL PROGRAMS AND IT FOCUSED AROUND PERFORMING ARTS IDEAS AND I DO KNOW THE BCC AND WHITMAN FOLKS WERE PRETTY RECEPTIVE TO THIS IDEA. I DO KNOW IT’S BEYOND WALTER JOHNSON AND THE BETHESDA AREA. ALSO THE DOWN COUNTY CONSORTIUM. I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE BUILD THE SCHOOL WE BUILD THE APPROPRIATE ACADEMIC SPACES AND PROGRAM SUPPORT SPACES AND WOODWARD HIGH SCHOOL WHEN IT OPENS IN THE FALL OF 1966 TWO RELIEVE OVERCROWDING AT WALTER JOHNSON WHERE I WAS A STUDENT IT OPENED AS A 900 STUDENT SCHOOL.IT DOESN’T HAVE AN AUDITORIUM. NOR DID WALTER JOHNSON AT THAT TIME THAT I ATTENDED. IT DID NOT HAVE AN AUDITORIUM. SCHOOLS WERE NOT BUILT THAT WAY. I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE SUPPORT THE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS IN THAT BUILDING, INCLUDING SPACE FOR PE. I KNOW THE WALTER JOHNSON FOLKS ARE CONCERNED THAT THE 700 OVER CAPACITY DOES NOT REALLY TAKE INTO ACCOUNT ALL OF THE LOOMING CONSTRUCTION IN THE WALTER JOHNSON COMMUNITY. WHITE FLINT I DON’T KNOW ALL THE PROJECTS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN INCLUDED THAT GET US TO THE 700 MARK. I THINK IT WILL NEED TO BE BUILT LARGE ENOUGH TO SUPPORT OUR KIDS. TO MS. WOLF’S POINT, THE CROSS-SECTION OF THE BUILDING IT LOOKS LIKE IT WOULD BE FOR STORIES INTO THE GRADE AT SOME POINT. IF THERE’S ANY POSSIBILITY FOR GOING UP FURTHER TO 1/5 STORY I KNOW MY GRANDCHILDREN WILL BE WITH A NEW HIGH SCHOOL UNDER CONSTRUCTION WHERE THEY LIVE IN IT WILL BE FIVE STORIES BECAUSE IT’S ON A VERY TIGHT SITE. I JUST WONDERED, ONE OF THE QUESTIONS IN THE WALTER JOHNSON QUESTION IS ABOUT WE ARE PROJECTING TO BUILD 2700 WHICH, WHAT DOES IT DO TO THE SITE IF YOUREDUCE THAT AMOUNT ? OBVIOUSLY WE NEED THE CAPACITY. IF IT WAS TAKEN DOWN TO 20 402,000 KIDS, WHAT DOES THAT DO WITH THE FOOTPRINT ON THE SITE?>>THAT’S A GREAT QUESTION. WHAT I WOULD SAY ABOUT THIS BUILDING IS, THERE IS A CERTAIN LEVEL OF EFFICIENCY THAT WE THINK ABOUT WHAT WE DESIGN A BUILDING. EFFICIENCY MEANS, HOW MUCH SPACE IS DEVOTED PURELY TO THE ACADEMIC FUNCTION OF THAT CORRIDOR’S OR NOOKS AND CRANNIES THIS IS THE CONCEPT IT’S BY FAR THE MOST EFFICIENT DESIGN I’VE EVER SEEN FROM A SCHOOL PERSPECTIVE. WHAT THAT MEANS FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE IS THE ARCHITECTS WERE ABLE TO FIT EVERYTHING THAT HAS TO BE ON THE GROUND LEVEL AREA THAT IS LIKE A FOOD DELIVERY ADMINISTRATION AND SOME OF THE FUNCTIONS THAT WANT TO BE ON THE GROUND LEVEL THEY WERE ABLE TO FIT THAT ON THERE AND ONLY GO FOR STORIES FROM A 2700 STUDENT PERSPECTIVE. IF YOU WERE TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS THAT WENT TO THE SCHOOL IT WOULD DROP IT DOWN TO 3 AND A HALF STORY BUILDINGS. PARTIAL FLOOR AND ANOTHER THREE. I WAS GOING TO SAY THAT THE FOOTPRINT IS TRULY ONE OF THE MOST EFFICIENT DESIGNS YOU WILL GET ANY FREE SPACE ON THE SITE BECAUSE OF THE EFFICIENCY. IT’S ON THE FLOORS FOR THE FOOD SERVICE AND OTHER ASPECTS FROM THE OTHER LEFT AND ELEVATOR. I THINK FROM JUST THE OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS OF THE BUILDING, IT TRULY IS THE MOST EFFICIENT AND MOST MOST IMPACT FOOTPRINT BUILDING THAT WE’VE EVER SEEN FROM MPS SCHOOL BEFORE.>>THE ISSUE OF CO-LOCATION I KNOW THE STADIUM THAT IS LOCATED AT BLAIR IT’S NOT OURS BUT IT’S PARKS. IS THERE AN OPPORTUNITY ON THAT PARK BEHIND THE PARKS DEPARTMENT WHERE THEY ARE DO THEY HAVE ANY INTEREST IN ARE THEY INTERESTED IN USING THE FOUR PURPOSES? WE DIDN’T PAY FOR THESTADIUM AT BLAIR . SO, IS IT SOMETHING THAT WE CAN PURSUE?>>ABSOLUTELY. I THINK INITIAL FEEDBACK THAT WE HEARD FROM THE PARK AND PLANNING FOLKS IS THAT THE FIELDS IN THIS PART OF THE COUNTY ARE VERY SCARCE IN WHATEVER WE DO THEY DON’T WANT TO LOSE IT. THEY WANT TO GAIN THE FIELD. I THINK TO LOOK AT THIS TO MAXIMIZE THE SPACE AND CREATE SERVICES AND WHATEVER THAT MIGHT BE WHETHER IT’S STADIUM IS OUR NEXT-DOOR DOWN THE STREET TO MAXIMIZE THE PLAYING SURFACE IT WILL BE A MAJOR PRIORITY OF THIS PROJECT.>>FINALLY THE IDEA OF THE STRUCTURE PARKING. THE SIX STORY PARKING STRUCTURE REALLY GIVES ME PAUSE. NOT ONLY FOR COST BUT I CAN IMAGINE THAT THE NEIGHBORS WOULD WANT IT. I THINK IT WOULD BE PROBLEMATIC FROM THE COMMUNITY POINT OF VIEW BUT ALSO FROM A SECURITY POINT OF VIEW I JUST REALLY AM CONCERNED. I DO UNDERSTAND IF YOU HAVE 2700 STUDENTS AND ALL OF THE STAFF AND ALL OF THE COMMUNITY THAT COMES TO IT AND YOU ARE ON OLD GEORGETOWN ROAD WERE YOU WON’T HAVE PARKING ON OLD GEORGETOWN ROAD AND THERE IS REALLY NOT ADJACENT COMMUNITY PARKING WE DO NEED TO HAVE ADEQUATE PARKING, ESPECIALLY IF THERE ARE STUDENTS TRAVELING I KNOW WE HAVE WE BIG YELLOW BUS. WE STILL NEED SOME STUDENT PARKING AS WELL AS STAFF. I AM CONCERNED ABOUT PARKING STRUCTURE.>>TURN YOUR LIGHT ON.>>DO THEY HAVE ONE OF THOSE? I THINK THEY HAVE ONE AT TC WILLIAMS AND ALEXANDER WICKS THIS YEAR TC WILLIAMS IS PLAYING, NOT IN THEIR STADIUM BUT GOING TO ST. JAMES.THEY ARE PLAYING INDOOR FOOT FALL AND SOCCER.>>I THINK THEY HAVE ONE OF THOSE PARKING STRUCTURES THAT YOU DRIVE IN AND DRIVE UP AND AROUND.>>YOU MIGHT WANT TO CHECK IT OUT. I WOULD SAY PARKING STRUCTURES AS WE ORGANIZE IS MOST LIKELY IN THE FUTURE AT SOME POINT . TO START OUT WITH A SIX OR SEVEN PARKING STRUCTURE IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE A TOUGH ONE. WE ARE LOOKING AT OTHER OPTIONS TO RELIEVE JOINT USE WITH THE COUNTY AND THE POTENTIAL TO OR THREE STORY PARKING STRUCTURE. THEY ARE CERTAINLY DOABLE AND WHAT YOU SEE AT OTHER SCHOOLS. THE MAGNITUDE OF 2700 STUDENTS IN THE PARKING LOT COMES ALONG WITH IT IS ON A STRUCTURE THAT IS PRETTY MONUMENTAL FROM A STRUCTURE PERSPECTIVE. I AGREE.>>DOCTOR DOCCA? MIX I JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION. IT WAS VERY ENLIGHTENING. I THINK ALL THE QUESTIONS FOR THE OTHER BOARD MEMBERS HAVE REALLY HELPED A LOT TO UNDERSTAND WHAT CONSEQUENCES WE HAVE. THANK YOU.>>FOLLOWING UP ON PARKING HOW ARE YOU ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE PARKING FOR BCC? IF THEY DON’T HAVE A GARAGE HOW MANY SPACES DO YOU NEED?>>IT’S A GREAT QUESTION. I THINK IT’S WHEN YOU HAVE TO BE CREATIVE WITH. BCC WE ARE FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO RAISE AN EXISTING SERVICE TENANT. WE RAISE THEM AND STILL HAD ADA ACCESSIBILITY TO THE COURSE AND BUILD PARKING UNDERNEATH IT. IF THERE IS CONVERSATIONS ON THE PROGRAM AND WHAT THAT MEANS FROM PERSPECTIVE STUDENT SERVICE AREAS. THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE WHO ARE PART ENGAGEMENT AND A LOT ENGAGE WITH LAWYERS. THAT IS WHAT THEY ARE LOOKING AT. A WAY TO INTEGRATE THAT INTO THE WAY WE THINK ABOUT THE DIFFERENT DISCIPLINES. AND TO HAVE LIKELY HAVE HAD BLAIR. AT RICHARD MONTGOMERY.A DEEPER DIVE FOR THOSE KIDS WHO WANT TO GO THROUGH INTO A SPECIFIC DISCIPLINE TOPIC WHILE AT THE SCHOOL. IN THOSE UPPER GRADES. THAT IS OUT THERE TALKING ACROSS THE COUNTY. AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO EXPLORE. THE BOARD WILL MAKE A DECISION ABOUT THIS. DES AND PROJECT GOING FORWARD IN THE FALSE VIP. THAT WILL GIVE US MORE DIRECTION ON WHAT COULD HAPPEN. AT A COUPLE SITES ACROSS THE COUNTY. AND FOLLOWING UP AS WE THINK ABOUT LOYDERMAN ADDITIONAL MIDDLE SCHOOL SITE HAVE THE EXPANDED OPPORTUNITY.>>AND THE PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAM?>>Dr. Smith: EINSTEIN HAS FOR SIGNIFICANT VISUAL ARTS PROGRAM AND A SIGNIFICANT DANCE PROGRAM. BLAKE IS THE OTHER ONE THAT IS PROGRAMMATICALLY SET UP AS A ARTS PROGRAM. EVERY ONE OF OUR HIGH SCHOOLS HAS A SIGNIFICANT ARTS PROGRAM FOR THOSE STUDENTS WHO WANT TO ENGAGE IN THAT AS PART OF THEIR OVERALL HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE. AS PROPOSED TO WHAT HAPPENED TO THE BALTIMORE SCHOOL OF THE ARTS. THE INGRAM SCHOOL OF THE ART AT INGRAM. THE DUKE ELLINGTON SCHOOL IN D.C. OR A VERY SPECIFIC ESPECIALLY THE LAST TWO YEARS OF HIGH SCHOOL. THE DIVE INTO YOUR FIELD OF STUDY. TWO YOUR FIELD OF PERFORMANCE OR YOUR FIELD OF STUDY AROUND. AND IT IS ALL BECOMING SO INTEGRATED WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT. RIGHT NOW I WENT TO SEE A SHOW A MONTH AGO AT THE COMMUNITY CENTER. AND THEY USED A SLOT A PHYSICAL SENSE. AND PROPS. BUT THEY ALSO USE A LOT OF HOLOGRAPHIC IMAGES. SO THEY CAN CREATE WHATEVER I WAS IMAGINING IN MY MIND. PURELY FROM A DIGITAL SYSTEM. IT IS ALL CHANGING. FRANKLY, I DON’T THINK PUBLIC EDUCATION IN GENERAL. AND I DON’T THINK MONTGOMERY COUNTY IS CHANGING AS QUICKLY AS THE WORLD OUTSIDE OF OUR SCHOOL BUILDING IS CHANGING. AND I WORRY ABOUT THAT AS FAR AS STUDENTS FUTURES. THOSE PICTURES I SAW FROM WEEKS AGO LOOK MORE LIKE THE STUDENT LIVES WITH OUTSIDE OF HIGH SCHOOL THEN WENT INSIDE OF HIGH SCHOOL. WHEN WE SAW WHAT IS UP ON THAT SCREEN AND I THINK WE OUGHT TO PAY ATTENTION TO THAT. NO MATTER WHAT THE DISCIPLINE OR SUBJECT MATTER IS WE ARE LOOKING AT. AND TALKING ABOUT. WE ARE WORKING, WE ARE EXPLORING. AND JUST THINKING ABOUT HOW TO RE-CREATE THIS TOTAL EXPERIENCE FOR KIDS IN OUR SCHOOLS?>>THE WORK WRAPPED UP SOMETIMES OR IS ONGOING?>>Dr. Smith: IT IS ONGOING. IT IS EVOLVING JUST LIKE THIS CONVERSATION IS EVOLVING. THERE WILL NOT BE ANY FY 21 IMPACTS IN THE OPERATING BUDGET. THERE PROBABLY WON’T BE FY 22 IMPACTS OF THE BUDGET. WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT.JUST LIKE THE WORK DOCTOR NAVARRO SHOWING YOU AROUND THE CHOICE PROGRAM THIS IS ANOTHER PART OF THE CONVERSATION AROUND THE COUNTY.>>MY LAST QUESTION COULD HE SAY WHAT THE NEXT STEPS ARE FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT? YOU SAID YOU WERE NOT READY TO DO THAT UP TO THIS POINT. WHO WILL PARTICIPATE?>>Man: I WILL TALK TO SETH. THERE HAS BEEN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN THIS PROCESS THROUGHOUT.IT HAS BEEN NOT LINEAR LIKE IT HAS BEEN FOR MS. DIXON BECAUSE OF THE EVOLVING NATURE OF THIS. THE DECISION AND THE START STOP AROUND WOODWARD WOULD BE USED AS A HOLDING CENTER. THE ARCHITECTURAL APPOINTMENT TOOK PLACE IN APRIL. AND SINCE THEN THERE HAVE BEEN ONE OR TWO MEETINGS WITH THE STAKEHOLDERS THAT SETH REFERENCED. AT THIS POINT WE ARE ABLE TO TRANSITION INTO WHAT WOULD BE A SLIGHTLY MORE TRADITIONAL AND LINEAR ENGAGEMENT PROCESS. IT WILL INVOLVE THE WJ CLUSTER AS IT ALREADY HAS IT WILL INVOLVE THE NORTHWARD CLUSTER. IT WOULD INVOLVE ADJACENT NEIGHBORS AROUND THE SCHOOL. THEN WE HAVE TO FLUSH OUT WHO ELSE NEEDS TO BE PART OF THE COMMUNITY THAT THINKS ABOUT THE DESIGN OF THE BUILDING. SEPARATE AND APART FROM PROGRAMMING WHICH WILL BE ONGOING OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS. OUR GOAL TO MS. DIXON’S POINT. SOMETHING DOCTOR SMITH SAID. IT’S RECOGNIZING THE EVOLVING NATURE OF PROGRAMS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY. CHOICE OPPORTUNITIES. AND WHERE WE HAVE EVOLVED TO FROM WHERE WE STARTED A FEW MONTHS AGO. IS THE RECOGNITION THAT WE NEED TO DESIGN IS SCHOOL THAT IS EFFICIENT FOR THE SITE. RECOGNIZING WHERE IT IS LOCATED. AND YOU HAVE HEARD A LOT OF THAT TONIGHT. B, A RECOGNITION WE NEED TO DESIGN A SCHOOL THAT MEETS ALL THE CORE CONTENT AREA. AND EVERYTHING WE HEARD FROM TONIGHT AND IS FLEXIBLE. SOMETHING THAT CAN, FOR LACK OF A BETTER WORD, WITHSTAND PROGRAM CHANGES OVER THE NEXT MULTIPLE CHANGES. AND THAT IS WHAT MAKES THIS DESIGN CONCEPT DIFFERENT THAN SOMETHING YOU HAVE SEEN BEFORE IN SOME OF THE PICTURES THAT SETH DESCRIBED. I WANT TO BE CLEAR THAT THERE HAS BEEN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND THERE WILL CONTINUE TO BE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT. AND WE WILL SEND YOU A VERY CONCRETE PLAN THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL TO MS. DIXON’S QUESTION EARLIER ON WHAT THAT WOULD LOOK LIKE.>>THANK YOU. MRS. O’NEILL?>>Patricia O’Neill: PLEASE, CAST A WIDER NET IN THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT. SO THAT PEOPLE ARE NOT TAKEN BY SURPRISE. WE HAVE A LOT OF OTHER VOICES COMING IN TO THE CONVERSATION. PTA:NEIGHBORS, YOU KNOW. POSSIBLY LOOK AT SOME OF THE ELEMENTARY FOLKS. IN THE CONVERSATION. THEY MAY NOT BE AS TO TO:YOU KNOW, CURRENT STATE OF HIGH SCHOOL WE ARE BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE FOR THEIR CHILDREN. CAST A WIDE NET. AND CLEAR MORE VOICES AT THE TABLE.>>IC NO MORE FIGHTS. JUST WANT TO THANK YOU YOU ALL FOR THE PRESENTATION. AS ALWAYS WE APPRECIATE THE ENGAGING DISCUSSION. NOW WE ARE SLIGHTLY AHEAD OF SCHEDULE IT IS 8:11. WE ARE SLATED TO BE HERE UNTIL 8:45 WHICH EVERYONE IS ENJOYING. WE CAN TAKE OUR RECESS NOW 15 MINUTES OR CONTINUE ON? WE WILL TAKE OUR RECESS NOW AND RETURN IN 15 MINUTES. WELCOME BACK. WE ARE AT ITEM 10.>>Dr. Smith: THANK YOU. I AM PLEASED TO INTRODUCE THIS ITEM. I THINK THIS IS AMONG THE MANY IMPORTANT BODIES OF WORK IN THIS COUNTY. THIS IS AMONG THE MOST IMPORTANT IN MY ESTIMATION. WE ARE WORKING WITH BOTH OF THESE PROGRAMS THAT HAVE POTENTIAL TREMENDOUS POTENTIAL. IF WE CAN CREATE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THEM AND FOR THEM TO MOVE FORWARD IN THEIR LIFE WHO WOULD’VE DONE SOMETHING SIGNIFICANT ON BEHALF OF OUR STUDENTS. IT IS REALLY A PLEASURE TO HAVE THIS PRESENTATION TONIGHT. AND I REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THE WORK THAT EVERYONE. THAT YOU REPRESENT, TUNISIA. THANK YOU. AND I WANT TO REPRESENT THOSE FROM MARYLAND, LAWSON IS THE DEPUTY, AND DEBBIE PULLEY IS AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR.I AM SORRY, KIM POUGH IS A PRINCIPLE OF NOICE.AND I MADE A NEW FRIEND TONIGHT:THE SUPERINTENDENT OF NOICE. REALLY PLEASED YOU CAN JOIN US AND APPRECIATE ALL THE GOOD WORK YOU DO ON BEHALF OF ALL THE STUDENTS ACROSS THE STATE OF MARYLAND. ESPECIALLY THE 5500 WHO ARE SERVED IN THE PROGRAMS IN 14 DIFFERENT SCHOOL SITES IN MARYLAND. THANK YOU SO MUCH. I WILL TURN IT OVER TO DOCTOR NAVARRO AND HEAR ABOUT THE GOOD WORKS.>>GOOD EVENING, BOARD MEMBERS AND DOCTOR SMITH. USUALLY I COME TO YOU AND TALK ABOUT INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT THAT AFFECTS HUNDREDS AND HUNDREDS IF NOT THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS. AND I AM EQUALLY PROUD TODAY TO TALK ABOUT PROGRAMS THAT ARE NOT AFFECTING HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS EVERY YEAR. ARE AFFECTING YOU BUT WE THINK IN MEANINGFUL WAYS. WE WANTED TO COME TO YOU TONIGHT TO TALK ABOUT TWO SPECIFIC. BESIDE ME IS STACY FOSTER A NEW DIRECTOR IN THE RECENT HIGHER. IN THE CIO OFFICE IT IS THE FIRST TIME AT THE BOARD TABLE AND EXCITED ABOUT THAT. AS DOCTOR SMITH MENTIONED TENISIA BERKELEY WHO USUALLY HEAR ABOUT SPEAKING ABOUT THE GEORGE COMMENTS. SHE IS WEARING A DIFFERENT HAT THIS EVENING. AND SHE WILL TALK ABOUT THE RAP PROGRAM AND THE WORK WE HAVE DONE THIS YEAR. I AM EXCITED PARTNERS IN THIS WORK. BECAUSE THE SMALLER PROGRAMS THAT REALLY FOCUSING ON SUPPORTING STUDENTS WHO ARE EXPERIENCING SOME DIFFICULTIES. AND NEED ADDITIONAL SUPPORT. TO HAVE GREAT POTENTIAL AND TALENT. REALLY REQUIRES US TO PARTNER VERY DIFFERENTLY WITH KEY STAKEHOLDERS. IN DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS THROUGHOUT THE STATE. SOMETIMES THE WORK IS MORE DIFFICULT FOR COMPLEX. BEHIND ME I THINK IS JOSH SIVEN. TO WORK WITH HIS COUNTERPARTS IN OTHER PLACES SO WE CAN CREATE AND CREATE MEMORANDUMS OF UNDERSTANDING. SO WE CAN THINK ABOUT THINKING BEYOND OUR ORGANIZATION. I JUST WANT TO PUBLICLY THANK THE FOLKS JOINING US THIS EVENING. THEY ARE ALL DRIVING TO OTHER PARTS OF THE STATE TO GO HOME THIS EVENING. AND EARLY MORNING A BALTIMORE CITY. THANK YOU FOR COMING HERE TONIGHT. AS I MENTIONED WE WILL DIVE DEEPER INTO THE RECOVERY AND ACADEMIC PROGRAM. YOU HEARD SOME COMMENTARY EARLIER THIS EVENING ABOUT OUR RAP PROGRAM AND HAPPY TO SHARE SOME INFORMATION. IF YOU WILL HEAR ABOUT OUR PILOT PROGRAM AT THE ALFRED THE NOYES CHILDREN’S CENTER. I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT THIS. AND START THIS. WE BELIEVE WE HAVE LOTS OF STUDENTS WHO ARE EXPERIENCING SOME DIFFICULTIES IN THEIR LIVES. AGAIN, HAVE GREAT POTENTIAL AND JUST NEED TO BE EDUCATED IN DIFFERENT WAYS. WHAT YOU SEE HERE IN FRONT OF YOU IS WHEN DOCTOR SMITH SAYS ALL STUDENTS. HE CHALLENGES US TO THINK ABOUT HOW WE SHIFT OUR EDUCATIONAL STRUCTURES TO REACH STUDENTS WHO ARE EXPERIENCING DIFFICULT SITUATIONS FOR TONIGHT WE WILL TALK ABOUT THE RECOVERY PROGRAM. THOSE WERE ATTENDING A TRADITIONAL HIGH SCHOOL THAT PUT FORWARD RELAPSES. AND HOW DO WE WORK WITH NOT JUST THE STUDENTS BUT THEIR FAMILIES. AS WELL AS THE CHALLENGES THAT RING FORWARD. STUDENTS WHO ARE GOING THROUGH INCARCERATION FOR A PERIOD OF TIME. AND TO ME MANY TIMES EXPERIENCE DIFFERENT HOME SETTINGS. AND MANY OF THEM ARE NOT THEIR OWN HOME. THEY ARE IN FOSTER HOMES. AND YOU NEED SOMEONE WHO FOLLOWS THEM. WHETHER THEY ARE IN OUR SCHOOLS. WHETHER IN A DIFFERENT LOCATION.BUT THAT THE LEARNING AND WRAPAROUND SUPPORT ARE THERE WITH THEM FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME. SO, WE WILL GET STARTED TALKING ABOUT THE STUDENTS IN OUR RAP PROGRAM.>>CAN I MENTIONED THAT THE DIRECTORS FROM THE LANDING. WE ARE PARTNERING WITH THE LANDING.>>WE WILL REINTRODUCE EVERYBODY. THERE ARE SOME FOLKS WATCHING US, BELIEVE IT OR NOT. THEY ACTUALLY ARE WATCHING US TONIGHT. WE WILL CALL THEM OUT. MS. BARCLAY?>>? AND GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE. AS DOCTOR NAVARRO MENTIONED I TENISIA BERKELEY INSIGHT AND THE DIRECTOR. THANK YOU DOCTOR DOCCA FOR RECOGNIZING LOGAS, SHE SERVED AS MY COUNTERPART FROM REPRESENTING SHEPHERD HEALTH SYSTEM. THAT HAS FAMILY SERVICES INC. THAT RUNS THE LANDING PROGRAM. SHE IS A PROGRAM DIRECTOR AT THE LANDING. SHE AND I WERE CAN’T IN HAND WITH THESE STUDENTS THAT ARE REALLY SUFFERING FROM SUBSTANCE ABUSE. BUT STILL HAVE A GOAL TO BE SUCCESSFUL MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY. I WANT TO THANK YOU EVELYN AND ALL THE LANDING STAFF FOR THEIR PARTNERSHIP IN THIS ENDEAVOR. DOCTOR NAVARRO MENTIONED WE HAVE MEMBERS THAT ARE WATCHING. THERE ARE MEMBERS FROM PHOENIX RISING WHO ARE COMMITTED MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY WHO JUST HAD A PASSION FOR HELPING THE SPECIAL POPULATION OF STUDENTS. MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAS BEEN ON THE FOREFRONT OF OFFERING EVERY RECOVERY SCHOOL CALLED THE PHOENIX SCHOOLS FOR MANY YEARS IN THE PAST. UNTIL 2015 THAT PARTICULAR SCHOOL CLOSED. WE RECEIVED STATE FUNDING TO OFFER THE RECOVERY AND ACADEMIC PROGRAM. IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THE LANDING TO OFFER A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY. THAT REALLY CONNECTS YOUTH WITH NOT ONLY ACADEMIC SUPPORT. THROUGH THE APEX LEARNING SYSTEM, ONLINE CLASSES BUT ALSO RECOVERY SUPPORT. THESE STUDENTS FOR MANY YEARS, SOME OF THEM. AND OTHERS NOT MANY YEARS. HAVE REALLY EXPERIENCED DIFFICULTY IN ATTENDING A COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOL AND BE ABLE TO BE SUCCESSFUL BECAUSE OF CHALLENGES WITH SUBSTANCE ABUSE. THIS PARTNERSHIP CONNECTS YOUTH WITH ACADEMIC AND RECOVERY SUPPORT. WE SERVE STUDENTS AGES 12 TO 17. IT IS OPEN TO THE STUDENTS. CURRENTLY ALL OF OUR STUDENTS ARE IN HIGH SCHOOL. BUT WE DO SERVE STUDENTS IN GRADES SIX TO 12. THE ONLINE PLATFORM ALLOWS THE STUDENTS TO HAVE 24 HOUR SEVEN DAY A WEEK ACCESS TO THEIR ON LINE COURSES. AND WE PARTNERED WITH THE OFFICE OF INTERIM INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES TO OFFER ONLINE COURSES FOR THE STUDENTS. SO TODAY FOR STUDENTS, MCPS PROVIDES TRANSPORTATION. THEY COME TO THE LANDING. ABOUT 10:30 IN THE MORNING AND THEY HAVE LEARNING SESSIONS DURING THE DAY. AND THEY ALSO HAVE STUDENT LED RECOVERY GROUPS DURING THE COURSE OF THE DAY. ONCE THAT DAY IS OVER AT 3:30. THEN HAVE RECOVERY SUPPORT. FROM 3:30 TO 8:00 P.M. WITH INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE TRAINED TO DEAL WITH STUDENTS AND FAMILIES THAT ARE IN RECOVERY. OUR REFERRALS DURING THE COURSE OF THIS YEAR, OKAY. OUR REFERRALS DURING THE COURSE OF THIS YEAR HAVE COME FROM A VARIETY OF SOURCES. FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE SERVICES. PEOPLE PERSONAL WORKERS. PARENTS, GUARDIANS, SCHOOLS, AND STUDENTS HAVE REFERRED TO THEMSELVES AS WELL DURING THE COURSE OF THIS YEAR. THE BEGINNING OF THE PROCESS IS THAT A COUNSELOR OR PPW WILL TALK TO A FAMILY WHO IS EXPERIENCING SOME LEVEL OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE. AND TALK TO THEM ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF THEM COMING TO THE RECOVERY AND ACADEMIC PROGRAM. AND AFTER THAT AN APPLICATION AND CONSENT FORM IS SUBMITTED TO MYSELF. AND THEN THERE IS A SCREENING MEETING THAT OCCURS. THE GOAL OF THAT SCREENING EATING IS TWOFOLD. THE FIRST, AND MOST IMPORTANT, IS ASSESS THEIR READINESS TO BE COMMITTED TO RECOVERY. AND HAVING A SOBER LIFESTYLE. IN THE CARE COORDINATOR FROM THE LANDING WAS A CERTIFIED THERAPIST WILL WORK WITH THE FAMILY AND THAT WAY. WHAT I AM RESPONSIBLE FOR IS THE ACADEMIC PORTION. I WILL WORK WITH THE COUNCIL NPP W TO ASSESS THE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS. AND THIS FRAME BASICALLY SHOWS WHERE OUR REFERRALS HAVE COME FROM THROUGH THE COURSE OF THIS YEAR. AFTER A STUDENT IS REFERRED WE SET UP TRANSPORTATION. WE IDENTIFIED THESE FOOD SERVICES NEED. IDENTIFY ANY CHALLENGES THEY WOULD HAVE WITH THE LUNCHES WE PROVIDE. I WOULD SET THEM UP WITH INTERIM SERVICES SO THEY CAN ACCESS APEX. WE HAVE WORK WITH CERTIFIED TEACHERS SO THEY CAN WORK WITH THEM ON WORKING ON THE ONLINE PLATFORM. THEY CAN SET UP TIME TO WORK INDIVIDUALLY OR IN SMALL GROUPS TO MOVE THROUGH COURSEWORK. WE ALSO PARTNERED WITH THE SPRINT CHALLENGE THIS YEAR. AND MANY OF THE STUDENTS WERE ABLE TO ACCESS TABLETS AND TAKE THEM HOME IF THEY DID NOT HAVE ACCESS TO COMPUTERS AT HOME. MCPS WILL BE FOCUSED ON THE ACADEMIC PORTION OF THEIR SUPPORT. AND THEN SHEPHERD HEALTH SYSTEMS AND FAMILY SERVICES INC. THEY REALLY TOOK ON THE RECOVERY PORTION. SO, THE STUDENTS HAD DAILY SUPPORT GROUPS WHEN THEY WERE NOT IMPORTING SESSIONS.THERE WAS EMOTIONAL SUPPORT. ACCESS TO A LICENSED THERAPIST. AND WE REALLY LOOK AT HOW MANY TOUCHES THE STUDENTS WOULD HAVE. YOU KNOW, LOTS OF UPS AND DOWNS. WITH THE DUAL DIAGNOSIS.THERE WAS ALWAYS A THERAPIST THERE. PURE SUPPORT. IF THE CHILD WAS NOT HAVING A PARTICULAR GOOD DAY AS MANY OF US DO. THERE WOULD BE SOMEONE THEY CAN TALK TO ON A REGULAR BASIS. THERE WERE ALSO REFERRALS TO TREATMENT FACILITIES FOR STUDENTS WHO DID EXPERIENCE SIGNIFICANT RELAPSE. AN INCREASE FAMILY SUPPORT. DURING THE COURSE OF THIS YEAR. I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW MANY TIMES I HAD CONVERSATIONS WITH PEERS EARLY IN THE MORNING, LATE IN THE EVENING. ABOUT HOW STUDENTS WERE PROGRESSING. AND ALL OF THE STAFF AND FAMILY SERVICES PROVIDED 24 HOUR ACCESS TO FAMILIES.TO BE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE THE NEEDS OF THE STUDENTS. AND GOAL SETTING AROUND THEIR RECOVERY GOALS. SO, WHAT DID OUR NUMBERS LOOK LIKE? TODAY WE HAD 42 REFERRALS DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR. 23 OF THOSE 22 OPTED TO BE IN THE DAY PROGRAM BUT THERE WERE TWO OPTIONS. THE DAY PROGRAM WAS 10:30 TO 3:30. AT THE EVENING PROGRAM IS FROM 3:30 TO 8:00. SIX OF THOSE 42 OPTED FOR THE AFTERSCHOOL. THEY WOULD STILL ATTEND THEIR HOME HIGH SCHOOL AND COME TO THE LANDING IN THE EVENING FOR THAT SUPPORT. YOU CAN SEE THE GRADE LEVELS OF THE ENROLLEES THERE. ONE COMMON DENOMINATOR OF ALL THESE STUDENTS. NONE OF THEM WERE ON GRADE LEVEL IN TERMS OF HEALTHCARE ATTENDANCE WAS AFFECTED. AND HOW THEY WERE ABLE TO ACCESS GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS. THEY WERE LAGGING BEHIND. AND THEN A LITTLE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT 42 REFERRALS. LIKE I SAID 23 OF THOSE STUDENTS WERE ENROLLED. TWO OF THE STUDENTS WERE REFERRED TO ADDITIONAL TREATMENT. AND THIS SUMMER WE HAD TWO MORE THERE WERE REFERRED TO TREATMENT. TWO WERE REFERRED TO THE ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM. EIGHT WERE NOT COMMITTED TO RECOVERY. WHAT HAPPENS IS THEY WILL HAVE THE CONVERSATION WITH THE CARE COORDINATOR. AND AT SOME POINT THE STUDENT WILL DECIDE THE FAMILY WILL DECIDE THIS IS NOT WORKING. THEY ARE NOT COMMITTED TO RECOVERY. THEN WE HAVE TO FIND EITHER A TREATMENT PROGRAM OR THEY GO BACK TO THEIR HOMESCHOOL ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS WHEN THEY ARE NOT ACCESSING THE TREATMENT PROGRAM. WHICH IMPEDES ON THE RECOVERY OF THE OTHER STUDENTS THAT ARE IMPEDED. FOUR WERE REFERRED TO DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE SERVICES. 12 EXPERIENCED RECAP. IN ONE HUGE PORTION OF THIS PROGRAM. IT IS WHEN STUDENTS RELAPSE THERE IS NOT AN OPPORTUNITY TO RESET. LET’S BEGIN AGAIN, SAID GOALS AND WE ARE NOT GIVING UP ON THE STUDENTS. 13 OF THOSE WERE ENROLLED THROUGH THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR AND HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ATTEND OUR SUMMER SOLUTION. OF THOSE NUMBERS IT IS NOT MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE.THERE COULD BE MANY STUDENTS IN EACH OF THOSE CATEGORIES. AND THEN THE OUTCOMES FOR THE YEAR. 56 PERCENT OF ENROLLEES PARTICIPATED THROUGH THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR. AT 34 PERCENT OF ENROLLEES FAILED TO COMMIT TO RECOVERY SUPPORT. EITHER WENT TO TREATMENT, ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS, WENT BACK TO THEIR HOME SCHOOLS. AND FOUR ERCENT WERE TO THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE SERVICES. AND THE NEXT STEPS.I DID MENTION THE SUMMER SOLUTION IS GOING ON NOW THROUGH AUGUST 15. I AM CURRENTLY HAVING INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS WITH ALL THE STUDENTS WHO ARE ENROLLED. TO ASSESS WHAT OUR NEXT STEPS ARE. AND WE ARE CONDUCTING RECRUITMENT AND MARKETING. WE HAVE TREATMENT CENTERS. AND MONTGOMERY COUNTY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS, PPW, COUNSELORS AND WE ARE ON THAT TOUR CURRENTLY. SO, WE WANTED TO MOVE AHEAD UNLESS THERE ARE QUESTIONS TO ASK ABOUT THE PROGRAM. GO AHEAD.>>GOOD EVENING MY NAME IS TRACY FOSTER THE DIRECTOR. I WILL PROVIDE A BRIEF UPDATE ON THE NOYES. I WANT TO THANK YOU DOCTOR FOSSEN, DOCTOR PULLEY MISS PULLIGEN AND REISEN. BY ACKNOWLEDGING THE WORK OF MRS. SCHULTZ THE DIRECTOR OF ADMINISTRATIVE OF THE SCHOOL SUPPORT.WHO’S BEEN WORKING ON THIS PROGRAM DURING THE LAST YEAR. AS WELL AS MISS CHRISANDA RICHARDSON FOR THE OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION. WHO IS WATCHING REMOTELY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. IN 2007 THE U.S. GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE CONDUCTED A REVIEW OF JUVENILE FACILITIES NATIONWIDE. IN RESPONSE TO THE FINDINGS THE MARYLAND HOUSE BILL 1507 WAS ENACTED. WHICH AUTHORIZES A COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION TO PILOT AND MANAGEMENT MODEL IN A DETENTION FACILITY WITHIN THE COUNTY. IT ALSO REQUIRES A STATE WORKGROUP TO BE ESTABLISHED TO HAVE THE MANAGEMENT OF JUVENILE SERVICES EDUCATION PROGRAM THROUGHOUT THE STATE OF MARYLAND. IN LATE 2017 MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL BEGAN DISCUSSING OPTIONS FOR SUPPORTING THE ALFRED THE NOYES CENTER IN ROCKVILLE, MARYLAND. WHICH IS A SHORT-TERM JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER. AND IN MID 2018 SCHOOL ENTERED INTO A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT FOR A PILOT PROGRAM TO SUPPORT HIS ORIGINAL PROGRAMMING AT NOYES. THE 2018 MEMORANDUM AGREEMENT EXPIRED ON JUNE 30. THE CAMRY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, AND THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE SERVICES IS WORKING TO REDUCE THE AGREEMENT. THE MINUTE AGREEMENT WILL PROVIDE A HIGHER LEVEL OF SUPPORT TO THE CHILDREN CENTER THROUGH IN HIS TIME SERVICES. THE DISTRICT IN HIS TIME SERVICES. ADDITIONAL STATE GRANT RESOURCES. THE ALFRED THE NOYES CHILDREN CENTER HOUSES YOUTH BETWEEN THE AGES OF 12 AND 18 YEARS OF AGE. AND THE MAJORITY OF THE YOUTH IN THIS FACILITY MONTGOMERY COUNTY RESIDENTS. THEY ARE COMING TO THE FACILITY FROM MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS. AND WHEN THEY RETURN AND TRANSITION THEY RETURN TO THEIR SCHOOLS. APPROXIMATELY 30 PERCENT OF THE CHILDREN WHO ARE LIVING IN THIS FACILITY OUR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES. AND THE CHILDREN STATE AT THE FACILITY BETWEEN 12 AND 15 DAYS. HOWEVER SOME CIRCUMSTANCES CALL FOR LONGER STAYS. SUPPORT TO THE CENTER, WE ENVISION WILL TARGET THREE FOCUS AREAS. ENHANCING THE EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMING. AND STUDENT TRANSITION AT THE CENTER. STAFFING, SUPPORT AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT:ENHANCED LEARNING FOR STUDENTS AND TRANSITION COORDINATION. AS WELL A SUCCESSFUL TRANSITION SUPPORT OF EARNED CREDITS. SPECIFICALLY CREDITS THAT LEAD TO GRADUATION FROM ONE SCHOOL TO ANOTHER. OVER RECENT MONTHS THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ACADEMIC OFFICER. THE OFFICE OF SCHOOL SUPPORT AND IMPROVEMENT IN THE ADMINISTRATION AT NOYES CONDUCTED A NEEDS ASSESSMENT. TO IDENTIFY KEY RESOURCES NEEDED TO LEVERAGE THE THREE MAJOR FOCUS AREAS. THIS YEAR WE ENVISION THESE FOCUS AREAS WILL BE SUPPORTED BY A GROUP OF MCPS AND IN-KIND. IT WILL AND PROOF ASSESSMENT TOOLS. PROFESSIONAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES AND CRIMINAL STAFFING FOR ELECTIVE COURSES LIKE TRANSITION SUPPORT.MORE SPECIFICALLY IN THE AREA OF STAFFING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. WE ARE LOOKING TO PROVIDE STAFF RECRUITMENT SUPPORT, INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT AND THE ABILITY OF ONLINE COURSES AND OTHER CURRICULUM MATERIAL. ACCESS TO ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS. AND A PROGRAM EVALUATION THAT HIGHLIGHT SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS. AND NEED TO BE CONSIDERED FOR INCORPORATION INTO THE HOUSE BILL 67. REPORT TO THE MARYLAND STATE LEGISLATURE. WHICH IS CURRENTLY SCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER. IN THE AREA OF ENHANCED LEARNING EXPERIENCE WE ARE LOOKING TO INCORPORATE ADDITIONAL ELECTIVES INTO THE PROGRAM. AND TO PLAN STUDENT EXPOSURE TO ADDITIONAL CONTENT WITH LEARNING EXPERIENCES. TO INCORPORATE SUCH INTO THE IMPLEMENTATION OF AN INSTRUCTIONAL MODEL. AND PROVIDE SERVICES TO ENSURE THE SUCCESSFUL TRANSFER OF EARNED CREDITS THAT MOVE TOWARD GRADUATION. INCORP. INTO THE GRANT ARE TRANSITION SUPPORTS SERVICES TO ENSURE THAT HAT STUDENTS ARE SUCCESSFULLY TRANSFERRING ACADEMICALLY FROM ONE ORGANIZATION TO ANOTHER. AND FROM ONE FACILITY TO ANOTHER. WE ENVISION THAT THIS SUPPORT WILL BE PROVIDED THROUGH A FONT GRANTED TRANSITION SPECIALIST. HIS PRIMARY GOAL IS TO MAKE SURE THOSE CREDITS ARE TRANSFERRING. AND THAT STUDENTS HAVE A SMOOTH TRANSITION BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITY SCHOOLS WHEN THEY RETURN. SO OUR NEXT STEPS ARE CURRENTLY UNDER WAY. WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING WITH THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE CENTER TO STAFF THE CENTER WITH GRANT FUNDED POSITIONS. THE STAFF THERE ARE CURRENTLY TAKING ADVANTAGE OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS PROFESSIONAL IN THE IDEAS OF ISA, RESTORATIVE JUSTICE. AND ALSO BEGIN DISCUSSIONS ABOUT PROVIDING SUPPORT TO BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT. IN TERMS OF MAKING SURE PARENTS ARE EDUCATED ABOUT THE PROGRAMS OFFERED THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT. AS WELL AS SERVICES. SO THAT ONE DAY TRANSITION BACK THEY CAN PREPARE TO RECEIVE THEM AND UNDERSTAND WHAT THEIR OPTIONS ARE. AGAIN, WE WILL START EVALUATING OUR EFFORTS. TO BE SUBMITTED FOR CONSIDERATION FOR INCORPORATION INTO THE LARGER REPORT TO THE LEGISLATURE. SO, WITH THAT OVERVIEW WE WANT TO HEAR ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.>>Female: I WILL START WITH MR. WRIGHT.>>Man: I AM NOT SURE IF I MISUNDERSTOOD OR MISSED THIS. BUT TO GET EPORT DURING HIGH SCHOOL AND AFTER HIGH SCHOOL WHAT HAPPENS TO THEM? ARE THEY STILL RECEIVING? ANYTHING IN THAT FASHION AFTER HIGH SCHOOL?>>Female: FOR THE RECOVERY AND ACADEMIC PROGRAMS THOSE WHO GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL CAN ACCESS THE LANDING. WE DO HAVE SOME GRADUATES WHO GO TO THE LANDING IN THE EVENING AND CONTINUE TO GET SUPPORT THROUGH THE RECOVERY.>>Man: THANK YOU.>>I JUST WANT TO ADD WE HAVE ONE STAFF MEMBER RECOVERY AND ACADEMIC PROGRAM WHOSE FUNDING WAS HERE. HE IS ONE OF OUR MATH TEACHERS I WANTED TO RECOGNIZE HIM.>>APPRECIATED.>>MS. DIXON?>>Jeanette Dixon: I ALSO WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION. AND JUST THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF SOME OF OUR MOST VULNERABLE STUDENTS. I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT. I THINK IT TAKES A CERTAIN AND SPECIAL PERSON TO DO THIS WORK. AND, YOU KNOW, I AM GRATEFUL. ON BEHALF OF OUR STUDENTS.>>MRS. O’NEILL?>>Patricia O’Neill: ECHOING THIS DIXONS, I WANT TO THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO SUPPORTS OUR MOST VULNERABLE STUDENTS. AND I PARTICULARLY THINK THE WORK THAT IS GOING ON AT NOYES IS REALLY, REALLY SO IMPORTANT. TO MAKE SURE THAT YOUNG PEOPLE ARE ABLE TO GO BACK ON A SUCCESSFUL PATH. AND NOT ON A PATHWAY TO PRISON. BECAUSE EDUCATION IS THE KEY. AND IT MADE ME SAD THAT PHOENIX HAD DISAPPEARED. WE KNOW ADDICTION IS STILL A PROBLEM. IT DID NOT GO AWAY IT HAS ACTUALLY GOTTEN WORSE. SOMETIMES IT IS EASIER TO WORK WITH STUDENTS WHO ARE HIGH ACHIEVING AND NO PROBLEMS. THE CHALLENGES ARE GREATER FOR THE MOST VULNERABLE STUDENTS OF THE ARE STILL OUR CHILDREN. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE FOR WHAT YOU DO EACH AND EVERY DAY.>>Shebra Evans: MRS. SMONDROWSKI IS NOT HERE SHE WANTED EVERYBODY TO HEAR THAT THIS IS A REALITY. SHE IS SORRY TO BE MISSING THIS PARTICULAR MEETING WHILE WE ARE HAVING THIS DISCUSSION. SHE DID HAVE A QUESTION. SHE SAID, DO WE THINK THE CURRENT REFERRAL PROCESS IS WORKING. AND WHAT WE DO TO REDUCE THE DROPOUT RATE?>>Female: I THINK THE CURRENT REFERRAL PROCESS IS WORKING WELL. I THINK THAT WE COULD PROBABLY STREAMLINE IT A LITTLE BIT. DOES NOT HAVE TO WORK WITH THE PROGRAM FIRST TO DISCUSS THE PROGRAM. AND THEN HAVE ANOTHER MEETING WITH ME. AND THEN DISCUSS AFTER WE DISCUSSED THE PROGRAM. WE COULD PROBABLY STREAMLINE THAT BUT THAT COULD BE DONE WITH ME EXPLAINING TO THE COUNCIL AND INTRODUCE THE PROGRAM. AND WILLING AND AVAILABLE TO COME TO THAT INITIAL MEETING. THAT, I THINK WE CAN STREAMLINE IT THAT WAY. BUT I THINK THE STREAMLINE IS GOING WELL. AND I THINK PEOPLE ARE AWARE. IT IS MAKING SURE PEOPLE ARE AWARE.>>VERY GOOD. HER OTHER QUESTION IS. SHE WANTS TO DISCUSS THE ONLINE LEARNING WHAT CAN WE DO TO HAVE MORE THAN JUST ONLINE CLASSES. WHAT WE DO MORE THAN JUST ONLINE?>>WE HAVE EIGHT ONLINE CLASSES BUT WE CAN ALSO OFFER THE OTHER CLASSES. THE STRUCTURE THAT MCPS OFFERS. IT IS NOT ONLINE IT JUST SO HAPPENS THAT MOST OF THE STUDENTS ARE IN THOSE ONLINE CLASSES. THEY HAVE ACCESS TO OTHER COURSEWORK. AND PARENTS ARE ABLE TO HAVE ACCESS TO WHAT THEIR STUDENTS ARE DOING.IF THERE STUDENTS ARE NOT COMPLETING HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS THEY ARE ABLE TO SEE IT WELL. THEY RECEIVE AN EMAIL EVERY SUNDAY EVENING. THAT WOULD COMPLETE THE QUESTIONS SHE HAD AROUND THIS. BUT SHE WANTED TO SAY SHE WANTED TO MAKE CERTAIN WE ARE GATHERING THE STUDENTS VOICES. THIS IS AN IMPORTANT PROGRAM AND SHE IS HAPPY WE ARE DOING IT. I WON’T COMMENT I WILL TRY TO KEEP US SEPARATED. DOCTOR DOCCA?>>Doctor Docca: I AM GLAD WE ARE DOING THE RECOVERY PROGRAM AND IT IS GROWING. AND YOU ARE STREAMLINING SOME OF THE THINGS THAT NEED TO BE DONE. I THINK WE HAVE AN AUDIENCE OUT THERE THAT IS MUCH LARGER THAN WE DON’T KNOW ABOUT THIS. IN TERMS OF THE ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM WITH NOYES. WE HAVE MANY MORE CHILDREN ADJUDICATED THAN WE EVER DID. THIS IS SO NECESSARY, SO IMPORTANT. AND I WANTED TO SAY THE FUNDING. BLAIR HE HAD THE MOST FABULOUS TEACHER. WHEN HE RETIRED HE WAS VERY SAD. HE DID A GREAT JOB WITH KIDS AND I AM GLAD YOU’RE WORKING WITH THE YOUTH RECOVERY PROGRAM.>>Shebra Evans: VERY GOOD. MRS. KARLA SILVESTRE?>>Karla Silvestre: IS A NEW BOARD MEMBER I AM NOT AS FAMILIAR WITH THE PROGRAM. WITH THE PILOT, WHAT IS THE INTENTION OF THE PUBLIC? WHAT ARE WE HOPING WILL FIX OR CHANGE? WHAT ARE THE OUTCOMES OF THE PILOT?>>Female: THE OUTCOMES OF THE PILOT ARE TO ENHANCE THE INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM MODEL WHILE STUDENTS ARE IN THE DETENTION FACILITY.MORE IMPORTANTLY LEARN HOW TO TRANSFER GRADUATION CREDITS WHEN THEY PLAY. BECAUSE CURRENTLY THE DETENTION FACILITIES ARE THEIR OWN SCHOOL SYSTEMS. AND THERE ARE INCONSISTENCIES WITHOUT SCHOOLS EXCEPT CREDIT. AND SO SOME CHILDREN MAY GO INTO THE FACILITY. WHETHER ON A SHORT-TERM OR LONG-TERM FACILITY.WHEN THEY GO OUT THEY ARE NO LONGER ON TRACK FOR GRADUATION. OR EVEN FURTHER BEHIND THAN THEY WERE. ONE OF THE KEY PURPOSES OF THIS PILOT IS TO FIGURE THAT OUT.>>Karla Silvestre: THE STUDENTS ARE ONLY THERE 12 TO 15 DAYS BEFORE, I GUESS THEY GO TO COURT AND DETERMINE SENTENCING. BUT WHAT CAN THEY DO IN THAT AMOUNT OF TIME?>>WE ARE LOOKING AT THAT. WE ARE LOOKING FOR WHAT CAN BE DONE. WE ARE LOOKING AT THE PHYSICIAN SPECIALIST TO MAKE SURE THAT SHORT-TERM TRANSITION HAPPENED BETWEEN THE SCHOOL THEY COME IN THE FACILITY. IN A LOT OF INSTANCES THEY COULD POSSIBLY GO BACK TO THE COMMUNITY. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THE STUDENT. WE WANTED SOMEONE THERE TO FACILITATE THAT ACADEMIC BREAK. SO THAT THE LEARNING REMAINS CONSISTENT.>>IF I CAN JUST ADD ONE OF THE THINGS WE ARE THINKING ABOUT FOR THE TRANSITION SPECIALIST IS THE FOLLOW THE STUDENTS FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME. SO THEY COULD HAVE SPENT 10 DAYS AT NOYES. BUT WE REALLY WANT TO FOLLOW THEM FOR A LONG PERIOD OF TIME. SO THAT THE ENSURE SOME LEVEL OF STABILITY. PART OF THE PILOT IS FOR US TO LEARN. IF THEY ARE GOING TO ANOTHER CENTER, SOMEWHERE ELSE, WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? WE HOPE TO KEEP AROUND HOW TO BEST FOLLOW STUDENTS AND SUPPORT THEM. REGARDLESS OF WHAT THEY MAY BE IN A MCPS. I THINK PART OF THE CONVERSATION. THIS WORK, DOCTOR SMITH KNOWS. A LOT ABOUT THIS WORK BECAUSE THIS IS THE WORK THAT HAPPENED AT THE STATE LEVEL.AND WE HAD CONVERSATIONS TWO YEARS AGO PLUS. WERE FRANKLY, CAME TOGETHER AND SAID THERE HAVE GOT TO BE RESET MAYBE LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS CAN FIX A LOT OF THINGS. I THINK ABOUT HOW TO DO THIS LOCALLY. SO I THINK THAT IS PART OF OUR LEARNING. AND WITH MISS POUGH AND THE RELATIONSHIP WE ARE PUTTING TOGETHER WE WILL LEARN AS MUCH AS WE CAN. SOMETIMES WE OPENED UP THE STAFFING PROCESSES TO REACH THOUSANDS OF TEACHERS IS SET OF ALONG THE NOYES. THE STATE PUBLISHING POSITIONS FOR THOSE I GO TO THE STATE. WE CAN MAKE OUR TEACHERS AWARE. AND BRING ARTS PROGRAMS IN DIFFERENT PARTS OF THE YEAR THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE YEAR. THERE COULD BE ART TEACHERS INTERESTED IN WORKING ON A BASIS IN THE NOYES SCHOOL. I THINK LOCALLY WE CAN THINK MORE FLEXIBLY ABOUT WHAT WE CAN OFFER AND WHAT WE CAN DO. MORE IMPORTANTLY THAT WE FOLLOW THE STUDENTS FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME. SO WE DON’T LOSE THEM. THEY DON’T BECOME DISENGAGED. THEY MOVE FROM A COUNSELOR TO ANOTHER COUNSELOR. MAYBE ANOTHER SCHOOL. WE REALLY WANT TO FOLLOW THEM FOR CERTAIN PERIOD OF TIME.>>IF THEY GO TO COURT AND GET A HIGHER LEVEL, I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO CALL IT INCARCERATION QUANTITATIVE LOCALLY? IF THEY ARE TRIED AS A JUVENILE?>>YOU MAY NEED TO CALL A FRIEND.>>WE HAVE PLACEMENTS.>>CAN YOU TURN THE TABLE?>>GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE. WE HAVE A TOTAL OF SEVEN PLACES ARE THE STATE OF MARYLAND. WE HAVE SEVEN PLACES. AND LET’S JUST SAY THREE TO NINE MONTHS. AN PLACEMENT WITHIN THE STATE.>>WITH AN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM RUN BY THE STATE?>>THAT IS CORRECT.>>WE TRANSFER THEM.>>AND THE APEX PLATFORM IS THAT UTILIZED ON MCPS ANYWHERE ELSE?>>Female: YES. IT IS UTILIZED IN THE INTERIM INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES. USE IT FOR CREDIT RECOVERY. WHAT WE USED TO CALL HOME AND HOSPITAL. WHEN STUDENTS ARE SICK AND THEY CAN’T BE IN SCHOOLS WE UTILIZE THE APEX PLATFORM. IT IS VERY USER-FRIENDLY.AND STUDENTS CAN REGAIN RECOVERY. AND OUR STUDENTS BEGIN WITH CREDIT RECOVERY. WHENEVER THEY HAVE NOT RECEIVED CREDIT. PREVIOUSLY WE SAW IT WITH THAT. AND THEN WE MOVED ON FROM THERE.>>Female: THANK YOU. WE ALSO USE APEX AS THE L.J. EWING ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMMING.>>Shebra Evans: MRS. WOLFF?WOLFF THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION. AND HOW DO YOU KNOW IF PEOPLE ARE COMMITTED TO RECOVERY? HOW DO YOU DO THAT WITH A 14 OR 15-YEAR-OLD? HOW DO YOU KNOW THEY ARE NOT COMMITTED TO RECOVERY? IS THAT A PROCESS YOU PUT THEM IN THE PROGRAM. AND IF NOTHING IS HAPPENING.>>>SENT OUT? HOW DOES THAT WORK?>>Female: WE HAVE RECOVERY GROUPS EVERYDAY. PEOPLE NOT COMMITTED TO RECOVERY THEY AVOID RECOVERY GROUPS. AND THEY DO NOT PARTICIPATE IN RECOVERY GROUPS. WE WILL HAVE THE CARE COORDINATOR MEET WITH THEM AND HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH THEM. AND TALK WITH THEIR PARENTS. GIVE THEM ADDITIONAL CHANCES. AT 14 YEARS OLD A CHILD USUALLY WILL SAY I REALLY DON’T WANT TO DO THIS ANYMORE. AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK WITH THEM AND MAYBE ALLOW THEM TO GO TO ANYTHING PROGRAM, AND END OF THE DAY PROGRAM. BUT WHEN THEY DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN RECOVERY GROUPS ON A CONSISTENT BASIS THAT IS WHAT WE KNOW. I WILL MAKE A VERY STRONG DISTINCTION BETWEEN NOT BEING COMMITTED TO RECOVERY AND RELAXING. MANY OF OUR STUDENTS TO RELAPSE. BUT JUST BECAUSE HE RELAPSED DOES NOT MEAN YOU’RE NOT COMMITTED TO RECOVERY.>>Female: MY OTHER QUESTION IS WHAT IS THE CAPACITY?>>THE CAPACITY IS 40 STUDENTS.>>IT IS 40.>>WHAT IS THE CAPACITY OF NOYES?>>Female: 47.>>Female: I AGREE THERE ARE PROBABLY A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT IDENTIFIED YET OR NEED ASSISTANCE.>>I JUST WANT TO SHARE WHEN I PRESENTED THIS TO PRINCIPLES. THE CAVEAT THEY SHARED. HIS THEY COULD GIVE ME A LIST OF STUDENTS WHO WERE ABUSING SUBSTANCES.THE CAVEAT TO BEING COMMITTED TO RECOVERY WAS SIGNIFICANT. IT WAS A SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGE. IT WAS DIFFICULT FOR THE STUDENTS TO WANT TO CHANGE. TO DO SOMETHING BETTER. AS A MARKET THE PROGRAM I THINK THE NUMBERS WILL GROW.>>Female: VERY GOOD. AS I MENTIONED I ENCOURAGE MY COLLEAGUES TO GO. AND WHILE I WAS THERE THERE WAS A STUDENT. PROBABLY A COUPLE OF STUDENTS THERE. I WAS ABLE TO SEE MRS. BARCLAY INTERACT. AND JUST THE RIGHT AMOUNT OF BALANCE. I COULD TELL THERE WAS A RELATIONSHIP THAT HAD BEEN ESTABLISHED. IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE IN STUDENTS WANTING TO COME. AND TAKE PART IN THE PROGRAM. YOU ARE JUST THE RIGHT PERSON WITHOUT ME KNOWING THAT. AND HELPING OUR STUDENTS. AS THEY ARE TRYING TO TWEAK THEIR EDUCATION. AS WELL IS FIND SOME BATTLES. AND VERY DIFFICULT. I JUST WANT TO MENTION. I MENTIONED TO MY COLLEAGUES I WANT TO WORK FOR HOUSE BILL 1511. THERE WAS A MEETING THIS MORNING AND WAS NOT ABLE TO ATTEND. I APPRECIATE DOCTOR CLAWSON AND DOCTOR GREENWICH PULLEY IT HAD ENGAGING DISCUSSIONS. AND THIS MISS KARLA SILVESTRE MENTIONED HOW CAN WE DO THIS WORK? WE HAVE NOT BROKEN OUT IN THIS COMMITTEE. IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO DO THIS WORK ALL THE TIME. THAT THE DEAL ALLOWS FOR. IF I AM CORRECT BROKEN OUT BY OPERATIONS, STAFFING, EQUITY. I IN THE WORKGROUP AND IT SEEMS LIKE A LIMITED AMOUNT OF TIME. I HAVE NOT MET MY COMMITTEE LEVELS BUT MY WORK AROUND EQUITY. JUST TO SEE IF THERE IS EQUITY AROUND STAFFING. THE CURRICULUM. WE WERE ABLE TO TOWARD KNOWING. I WOULD ENCOURAGE COLLEAGUES TO GO OUT AND TOUR THE FACILITY. IT IS RIGHT HERE IN OUR BACKYARD. WE WILL BE ABLE TO SEE THE STUDENTS THAT ARE WORKING COME AND ASK QUESTIONS. AND THERE IS A LOT OF DIFFICULTY, I WOULD THINK. THEY DON’T HAVE THE SAME SCHEDULE AS OUR SCHOOL YEAR. WITH HIGH TURNOVER. IT IS DIFFICULTY FOR OUR STUDENTS TO GET WHAT THEY NEED TO STAFF CHANGES ON A REGULAR BASIS. WE HAVE GOT TO FIGURE OUT THE INSURER PEOPLE IN THE BUILDING WE ARE GIVING THEM INCENTIVES TO STAY THERE. TO SUPPORT STUDE ONCE THEY ARE THERE. FOR WHATEVER REASON THAT WHEN THEY LEAVE THEY CAN HAVE A DECENT LIFESTYLE. BE ABLE TO GRADUATE. AND NOT FEEL LIKE THAT BEHIND ONCE THEY LEAVE. TO GO FOREVER. A PRIVILEGED TO BE ON THE COMMITTEE. I AM GRATEFUL THAT MONTGOMERY COUNTY DECIDED TO DO WORK THAT COULD BENEFIT STUDENTS ACROSS THE STATE.>>Dr. Smith: THIS LIFESTYLE.>>Female: THAT IS ALL I WANTED TO ADD. THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION IS THE NUMBER OF LIGHTS. MS. DIXON?>>Jeanette Dixon: JUST ONE FOLLOW-UP QUESTION. IS THERE ANYTHING YOU NEED FROM US?>>Female: I WILL TAKE IT. WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT. I THINK MS. EVANS PLAYS A CRITICAL ROLE IN THE ROLE THAT SHE IS THERE IS A VOICE FROM YOU. I THINK PART OF WHAT WE NEED MOVING FORWARD. AND I WILL BE HONEST AROUND THIS.DOCTOR SMITH OF BUSH A LOT OF THIS WORKOUT BUT WHAT YOU HEAR AS WE MOVE RESOURCES FORWARD. YOU ARE VERY MUCH OUT OF THE COMMUNITY. IF YOU COULD BE A VEHICLE FOR GOING OUT THERE AND LETTING THE COMMUNITY KNOW ABOUT THIS PROGRAM AS WELL THAT WOULD BE HELPFUL FOR US. I WOULD SAY MISS BARKLEY’S WORK HAS TAKEN AS TO EVERY CENTER IN THE COUNTY. SHE HAS GONE BEYOND THE COUNTY. THAT DEALS WITH SUBSTANCE ABUSE. AND I THINK SHE WOULD ALSO TELL YOU SHE HAS LEARNED A LOT IN THE PAST YEAR OF UNDERSTANDING THIS CRISIS FOR A LOT OF PEOPLE. AND WE DO RECRUITMENT THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY. I THINK WE JUST NEED SUPPORT IN GETTING THE WORD OUT. PERHAPS WHAT COMES FORWARD IS A REQUEST FOR EXPANSION BECAUSE WE ARE MOVING OUT OF SPACE IN ONE PLACE OR ANOTHER. AND WE SEE THAT POTENTIALLY HAPPENING NOW. AND I WILL GO FORWARD AS WE NEED TO IN OUR BUDGET REQUEST EVERY YEAR. THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION WILL MOVE TO THE NEXT ITEM ON OUR AGENDA.ITEM 11. STUDENT ATTENDANCE PATHWAY AND ENGAGEMENT.>>Dr. Smith: GOOD NIGHT MY FRIENDS FROM MSDE AND DIS. AS THE PANEL MEMBERS COME FORWARD THIS IS INTERESTING WORK. THIS IS JUST ABOUT ASKING QUESTIONS. LAST YEAR A LOT OF ATTENTION WAS DRAWN TO CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM. AND I ACTUALLY STARTED FOCUSING ON CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM IN MY WORK IN THE PRESENTATION. FOR EXAMPLE READING ON GRADE LEVEL BY GRADE THREE. THE NATIONAL EFFORT BY GRADE 3. IS CENTERED MUCH OF IT AROUND CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM. I DID IS ONE OF THE REAL CONCERNS WE HAVE. WE WANTED TO ASK THE QUESTION. WHAT CAUSES STUDENTS TO MISS SCHOOL AND ULTIMATELY WHAT CAUSES SOME STUDENTS TO MISS A LOT OF SCHOOLS. WE KNOW SOME STUDENTS MISS A LITTLE BIT OF SCHOOL ONLY IF THEY ARE ILL. RANGER CONSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES. SOME STUDENTS JUST DON’T COME. AND OTHER STUDENTS DON’T COME TO THE POINT WHERE THEY ACTUALLY WITHDRAW FROM SCHOOL WITHOUT A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA. THOSE ARE RESULTS. SO THIS IS ABOUT ONE OF THE ROOT CAUSES. WHAT HAPPENS WITH THIS? WHEN DOCTOR GOODWIN RETIRED FROM HIS PRINCIPAL SHIP LAST SUMMER I WAS TALKING TO HIM ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY THAT HE MIGHT WANT TO JUST DO SOME WORK AROUND THE SYSTEM. ASKING QUESTIONS AND GETTING INTO LOTS OF DIFFERENT TOPICS. THIS IS A SET OF QUESTIONS, IDEAS, AND THOUGHTS. IT SHOULD NOT BECOME THE LAUNCHING PAD FOR LOTS OF WORK WE DO ACROSS AREAS WE ARE TARGETING. IT IS COMES PARTICULAR Y WHAT CAUSES A STUDENT TO TAKE A CERTAIN PATHWAY IN LIFE? IN A SCHOOL? AND HOW DO WE BETTER SUPPORT STUDENTS SO THAT ATTENDANCE IS NOT A FACTOR IN THEIR SUCCESS? THESE ARE THINGS WE WILL TALK FOR A WHILE ABOUT. THIS REPORT DOES NOT HAVE ANY ACTIONS. IT DOES NOT DEMAND WE DO ANYTHING EXCEPT REPORT TO THE TOPICS:THE IDEAS, THE CONCEPT, THE RESEARCH THAT IS BEHIND IT. AND HE IS THIS INFORMATION ACROSS OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM TO BETTER ENGAGE OUR STUDENTS. I APPRECIATE ALEX GOODWIN’S WORK AS WELL AS HIS COLLEAGUES SITTING WITH HIM TONIGHT. TO THINK ABOUT AND TALK ABOUT HOW WE CAN REALLY HELP OUR STUDENTS TO THE GREATEST DEGREE POSSIBLE. NO MATTER WHAT THE QUESTION. IT SEEMS THE THING FOR TONIGHT WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT. I WILL TURN IT OVER TO DOCTOR GOODWIN. AND HIS PANEL WILL INTRODUCE THEMSELVES.>>GOOD EVENING. DOCTOR SMITH DID INVITE ME TO START THAT STUDY. AND LAST JANUARY FOR COMMITTEE OF AN CPS. AND WE STARTED OUR TOPIC. THE OVERALL EXPLANATION FOR THIS COMMITTEE WAS TO LOOK AT THE FACTORS THAT ARE COMPELLING STUDENTS TO NOT GO TO SCHOOL. THEY BECOME DISENGAGED. TO THE POINT OF EITHER DROPPING OUT OR BECOMING CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM. IF YOU LOOK AT THIS THIS IMPROVEMENT SCENARIO. WE ARE GETTING MORE AND MORE STUDENTS LIKE THIS YOUNG MAN AT AN CPS. TO KEEP HIM AND OTHERS IN MIND AS WE LISTEN TO THE PRESENTATION. AND AS YOU READ THE REPORT. FROM GUATEMALA 17 YEARS OF AGE. HE IS NOT BEEN IN A FORMAL SCHOOL SETTING SINCE 10. HIS ENGLISH IS VERY LIMITED. WHAT STEPS CAN MCPS TAKE TO HELP THIS YOUNG MAN AND OTHER STUDENTS LIKE HIM SUCCEED? IF IT WAS PROVIDED BY THE COMMITTEE THAT CONSIST OF A PERSON. AND IN ADDITION COMMUNITY GROUP LEADERS AND STUDENTS. YOU CAN SEE BY THE DATA GIVEN TO ME BACK IN JANUARY THAT I SHARED WITH THE COMMITTEE. THAT 2010 STUDENTS DROP OUT OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN THE PREVIOUS 2.5 YEARS. YOU LOOK AT NINTH AND 10TH GRADE YOU CAN SEE LARGE NUMBERS HAVE DROPPED OUT OF NINTH AND 10TH GRADE. AND OUR STUDIES AND DISCUSSIONS WITH STUDENTS THIS PAST SPRING. WE FOUND OUT A LOT OF STUDENTS ARE NOT THINKING ABOUT DROPPING OUT ONE IN SIXTH AND SEVENTH GRADE. NOTE HERE THAT SEVERAL MINORITY STUDENTS DROPPED OUT. THE NUMBER THAT REALLY COMES OUT IS THE HISPANIC LATINO NUMBERS. 1321 MOST OF WHICH WERE EAST POSTED. PLEASE NOTE OF THE STUDENTS 840 OF THEM JOINED MCPS IN SECONDARY SCHOOL. WE DID NOT HAPPEN SINCE IN KINDERGARTEN OR PRESCHOOL. 40 PERCENT OF THE STUDENTS THAT DROPPED OUT OR FROM STUDENTS. THERE ARE SEVERAL SUCCESS FACTORS THAT HELP THE STUDENTS TO ENGAGE. BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT WE WANT THEM TO DO. THIS IS ABOUT ENGAGEMENT. STRONG AND POSITIVE RELATIONSHIPS. A SENSE OF BELONGING.A SENSE OF ACADEMIC PURPOSE. COURSEWORK:PATHWAYS THAT ARE INTERESTING TO THEM. THAT PROVIDE TRAINING FOR SPECIFIC CAREER OR TO GIVE THEM A HIGH INTEREST IN ATTENDING. ACADEMIC INTERVENTION PROGRAMS AND ACADEMIC READINESS READING, MATH. UNFORTUNATELY THERE ARE BARRIERS. INADEQUATE READING, MATH AND ENGLISH PROFICIENCIES. BURDEN AT HOME WHERE THEY HAVE TO DO CHILDCARE FOR EXTENDED HOURS WERE ACTUALLY HOLD JOBS DOWN TO HELP WITH THE FAMILY INCOME. WEEK RELATIONSHIPS WITHIN THE SCHOOLS.SOME HAVE DIFFICULTY MAKING TRANSITION FROM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TO MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL AND GET LOST IN THE SHUFFLE. TALK WITH STUDENTS. IT IS ALWAYS WONDERFUL WHEN WE TALK TO STUDENTS. THEY ARE SO HONEST THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT MIGHT WORK FOR THEM. THEY WOULD LIKE TO KNOW ALL THE PATHWAYS AVAILABLE AS SOON AS THEY CAN. 8:9TH GRADE. AND THEY WOULD LIKE MORE PATHWAY OPTIONS. IT WOULD LIKE INSTRUCTION TO ALWAYS BE RELEVANT AND EXPLAIN WHY IT IS RELEVANT. THEY WOULD LIKE THE TEACHERS TO SLOW DOWN AND RETEACH AS NEEDED. AND TO A STUDENT BE INTERVIEWED. THEY WANTED TO HAVE AN AFTERSCHOOL CLUB FOR SOCIALIZING. ALSO GET HELP FOR HOMEWORK. AND MORE IMPORTANTLY LEARN HOW TO NAVIGATE THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY. THE SCOPE OF THE STUDY OF TRYING TO KEEP STUDENTS ENGAGED. FOCUS ON 12 AREAS. IN THE FIRST FOUR ON THE LEFT-HAND SIDE. THE RELATIONSHIPS NEED SOLID PARTNERSHIPS. I CONTINUED TO LOOM LARGE AROUND THE STUDY PERIOD OF WAYS TO KEEP KIDS INVOLVED IN SCHOOL AND STAY THERE. WITH RELATIONSHIPS STUDENTS OFTEN COMMENTED THAT JUST ONE ADULT IN A SCHOOL MADE A HUGE DIFFERENCE INVOLVING THEM IN THE SCHOOL DAY. TRAINING OPTIONS FOR STUDENTS. MAYBE AWAY TO INCREASE SENSITIVITY. THIS LETTER ACADEMIC INTERACTION TEACHERS TO HELP THEM GET TO CLASS. AND HOW TO IMPROVE THEIR STUDIES. THEY LIKE THE IDEA OF HAVING ENGAGING SPEAKERS WHEN THEY TALK TO STUDENTS ABOUT CAREERS OF PROFESSIONAL LIFE. READING. READING IS A TREMENDOUS ISSUE. THIS PAST YEAR SIXTH GRADE 20 PERCENT OF THE STUDENTS WERE CONSIDERED TO BE READING BELOW GRADE LEVEL. BUT NINTH-GRADE 31 PERCENT OF STUDENTS WERE CONSIDERED TO BE READING BELOW GRADE LEVEL. AND THERE ARE STUDENTS MUCH LOWER THAN THAT. AND IF THEY MANAGED TO GET THROUGH MIDDLE SCHOOL THEY GET TO HIGH SCHOOL TO GET UNDERSTAND THE TEXT. THEY DROP OUT OR DON’T ATTEND. IT MIGHT BE HELPFUL TO SCREEN STUDENTS WHEN THEY ENTER MCPS TO KNOW WHERE THEY ARE WHEN THEY ENTER. SO THEY CAN BE GIVEN PROPER SUPPORT WHEN THEY ATTEND SCHOOL. ESOL. ESOL, ONE OF THE STRONGEST SUGGESTIONS WAS TO CONSIDER CREATING A BILINGUAL VIDEO TO SHOW TO ALL STUDENTS, ACTUALLY. IN EIGHTH AND NINTH GRADE AND TO PARENTS SO THEY WOULD KNOW WHAT PATHWAYS ARE AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS WHEN THEY GO THROUGH THEIR HIGH SCHOOL YEARS IN PARTICULAR TO CHOOSE A CAREER PATH. TO HELP THEM GET INTO A COLLEGE.WHATEVER THE PATH MAY BE.>>>PARTNERSHIP:INTERNSHIPS AND PATHWAYS ARE A TREMENDOUS NEED FOR THESE STUDENTS. FINDING ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO EDUCATE THEM. BUT FINDING WAYS TO BE ENGAGED BY GETTING INVOLVED IN SOMETHING THEY ARE INTERESTED IN. THE STUDENTS WANT TO KNOW ABOUT THESE PARTNERSHIPS AND PATHWAYS AND WOULD LIKE MORE. THERE ALSO WAS SOME TALK ABOUT CREATING AN EVENING OPTION SO STUDENTS WHO HAVE TO WORK DURING THE DAY COULD PICK UP COURSEWORK IN THE EVENING.>>>ELIGIBILITY POLICY.HAS NOT BEEN REVIEWED AND IT IS TIME, PERHAPS, THAT THAT BE REVIEWED. AND TO SEE WHAT BARRIERS THAT MAY BE PUTTING UP TO STUDENTS WERE TRAINED TO PARTICIPATE IN SCHOOLS. IT THEY ARE NOT ELIGIBLE WE KNOW WE CAN. SHOULD THAT BE REVISITED? SHOULD WE CONSIDER HOW ATTENDANCE? SHOULD WE BE CONSIDERED THE ELIGIBILITY STANDINGS WITH DIRECT MEASURES OF COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS? THERE ARE A LOT OF THINGS TO LOOK AT. AT THE REPORT HAS NUMEROUS QUESTIONS UNDER EACH OF THOSE SECTIONS THAT I ALLUDED TO. RELATIONSHIPS AND SO ON. AS YOU WILL SEE. THE IDEA IS TO PROMOTE DISCUSSION AND HOPEFULLY COME UP WITH IDEAS. NOW I WILL TURN TO MY COLLEAGUES.>>GOOD EVENING. I KAREN CREW SUPERVISOR OF SCHOOL COUNSELING. I WILL TAKE A FEW MOMENTS TO TALK ABOUT INTERESTING RELATIONSHIPS OF THE PARTNERSHIPS WE HAVE AROUND BOL 365. IT CONSISTS OF SIX CULTURAL RESPONSES, RELATIONSHIP BUILDING, MENTAL AND HELP ENTER TRAUMA INFORMED PRACTICES BUT RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AND RESTORATIVE PRACTICE. PHYSICAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING AND CHARACTER EDUCATION AND EMPATHY. FOR THE PURPOSE OF THIS MEETING I WANT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT EMOTIONAL AND PARTNERSHIPS WE HAVE HERE AT MCPS. THE FIRST PARTNERSHIP WE HAVE IS EVERY MINDS. THEY HELP SUPPORT OUR LINKAGES TO LEARNING PROGRAM. MONITORING PROOF OF WELL-BEING FOR FAMILIES WITH COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOL-BASED SOCIAL AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES. THIS INCLUDES PREVENTION AND EARLY EDUCATION SERVICES TO EVERY STUDENT AND THEIR FAMILIES. TO IMPROVE ADJUSTMENTS TO AN PERFORMANCE IN SCHOOLS, HOMES AND COMMUNITIES. IN ADDITION EVERYONE PROVIDES INTERVENTION THROUGH FREE TELEPHONE:TEXT AND CHAT SERVICES WITH EVERY MIND TRAINED STAFF. THE NEXT PROGRAM A PARTNERSHIP WE HAVE IS CARRYING MATTERS. THEY PROVIDE GRIEF TROOPS TO OUR STUDENTS. LAST YEAR WE HAD 35 SCHOOLS THAT PARTICIPATED IN HAVING GRIEF GROUPS. ANOTHER ONE OF OUR PARTNERSHIPS IS THE TREEHOUSE CHILD ADVOCACY CENTER. AND THIS PARTNERSHIP SUPPORTS FAMILIES WITH THEIR CHILD HAS BEEN A VICTIM OF PHYSICAL ABUSE. VERBAL ABUSE OR NEGLECT. MCPS STAFF HAS WORKED WITH THE TREEHOUSE ON EDUCATION AND PREVENTION OF STAFF.>>>THE FOURTH PARTNERSHIP I WANT TO TALK ABOUT IS THE LOCAL CAROTENE. THE LOCAL SECURITY IS AN INTERAGENCY TEAM. THAT PUBLIC CH AGENCY THAT WORKS TO PROBLEM SOLVE. HOW TO BEST USE LOCAL RESOURCES TO KEEP REFERRED FAMILIES INTACT. THE LCT IS THE PATHWAY TO WRAPAROUND SERVICES IN THE COMMUNITY. THIS GROUP TYPICALLY SERVES THE TOP 15 PERCENT OF FAMILIES AND STUDENTS THAT ARE IN NEED. WHILE THESE PARTNERSHIPS ARE MANY STUDENTS AND FAMILIES THERE ARE LIMITATIONS INVOLVED. THESE LIMITATIONS INCLUDE LIMITED SPACE FOR ACCEPTING STUDENTS. STAFFING AND OVERALL CAPACITY TO ACCOMMODATE THE MENTAL AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS OF STUDENTS IN OUR LARGE SCHOOL DISTRICT.>>GOOD EVENING VICKI HAZEL FROM THE OFFICE OF CURRICULUM PROGRAMS. GOING TO TALK A LITTLE ABOUT HOW WE ARE ADDRESSING SOME OF THE ISSUE THAT ARE RAISED RELATED TO LITERACY. AS MANY OF YOU KNOW IMPLEMENT A CURRLUM THIS FALL IN ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL. ONE KEY ASPECT THAT WAS VERY IMPORTANT TO US IN THE NEW CURRICULUM IS A WAS ENGAGING FOR STUDENTS. WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE STUDENTS ARE THEMSELVES IN THE CURRICULUM. AND COULD RELATE TO MANY OTHER THINGS THEY ARE READING ABOUT IN THE CURRICULUM. IN ADDITION TO THAT WE WANTED TO INCREASE THE LEVEL OF RIGOR IN THE CURRICULUM. SO, WE HAVE A VERY STRONG GOAL. THAT OUR STUDENTS LEAVING GRADES WE WILL BE READING ON GRADE LEVEL WITH GRADE LEVEL CONTEXT TEST.AND THEY SHOULD BE READING BY GRADE 3. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT HAPPENS BY FOCUSING ON FOUNDATIONAL SKILLS. AT THE PRIMARY LEVEL. SO THAT WHEN STUDENTS ARE ENTERING THOSE UPPER GRADES THEY REALLY DO HAVE THAT STRONG FOUNDATION AROUND AWARENESS AROUND THE BLENDING OF SOUNDS SO THEY CAN BE STRONG READERS. OUR GOAL IS THEY ARE ENTERING MIDDLE SCHOOL. AS ALAN TALKS ABOUT, WITH A STRONG PROFICIENCY AROUND THEIR READING. WE ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN STUDENTS ARE NOKING THE PROGRESS THEY NEED TO MAKE LITERACY. THAT WE HAVE APPROPRIATE INTERVENTIONS AND PLAY. AND WE ARE REALLY EXCITED TO COLLABORATE WITH SPECIAL EDUCATION OFFICE. WE WILL BE INTRODUCING A MUCH CLEARER SYSTEM FOR HOW WE PROVIDE LITERACY INTERVENTION. IN THE DISTRICT FOR OUR SCHOOLS. WE HAVE DEFINED INTERVENTIONS FOR OUR SCHOOLS. WE HAVE COLLECTED EVIDENCE APPROVED. WE PROVIDED TRAINING FOR MANY SUPPORT TEACHERS AND PARENT EDUCATORS. AND WE ALSO HAVE AN ONLINE PLATFORM SO WE CAN TRACK THE INTERVENTIONS THAT CHILDREN ARE RECEIVING. WE FEEL MUCH BETTER ABOUT THAT PROCESS AS WE ENTER INTO THE SCHOOL YEAR. WE WANT TO ENSURE THAT WE ARE INTERVENING AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. AND ALSO DON’T WANT TO OVER IDENTIFY STUDENTS FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION IF NOT NECESSARY. ALIN ADDITION TO THAT AS ALAN SHARP AS THE HIGH SCHOOL ADUATION FOR ESOL STUDENTS IS A GREAT CONCERN. WE HAVE DEVELOPED AN ESOL WORKGROUP THAT IS MEETING THIS SUMMER WITH A CENTRAL OFFICE STAFF AND CLASSROOM TEACHERS AT THE MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL LEVELS.PARENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS. OUR GOAL IS REALLY TO WORK TOWARD INCREASING THE GRADUATION RATE FOR ESOL STUDENTS. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE ACCESS TO GRADE LEVEL CONTENTS. THE MAJOR AREAS AND ALSO SEE THEIR ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT CONSTRUCTION. WE ARE WORKING THROUGH A VARIETY OF INSTRUCTION BOTTLES LOOKING AT THE RESEARCH. LOOKING AT WHAT OTHER DISTRICTS ARE DOING. WE HAVE GUEST EXPERTS COMING IN TO SPEAK WITH US ABOUT WHAT OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE DOING. THERE WILL BE CRITICAL. IN ADDITION TO THAT WE WANT TO LOOK AT OUR ASSESSMENT EXPECTATIONS. AND WE KNOW MEETING WITH COUNSELORS AND REGISTERS IS CRITICAL. BECAUSE THEY ARE THE ONES THAT OFTEN GUIDE OUR STUDENTS AND WE NEED TO MAKE SURE WE ARE WORKING TOWARD THE SAME EFFORT. WE NEED TO INJURE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR GENERAL EDUCATION TEACHERS AND ESOL TEACHERS ARE ONLINE. AS WE IMPLEMENT NEW CURRICULUM THAT BOTH ARE LEARNING THAT CURRICULUM TOGETHER. IN PROVIDING SERVICES TO STUDENTS IN THE CLASSROOM. AGAIN WORKING ON THAT CULTURE OF EQUITY AND MINDSET IS REALLY CRITICAL. FOR OUR ESOL STUDENTS. AND THEN IN TERMS OF HOW WE ARE ADJUSTING SOME OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS AROUND PARTNERSHIPS. WE DO HAVE OUR PARTNERSHIPS WITH MANY OF OUR BUSINESSES AND FOUNDATIONS. WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO RECEIVE INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION. UPON GRADUATION FROM HIGH SCHOOL. THAT IS A VERY ATTRACTIVE AND ENGAGING FOR STUDENTS AS THEY ARE ABLE TO HAVE THAT HANDS ON EXPERIENCE. AND WE ALSO IMPLEMENTED A FEW YEARS AGO A CAREER READINESS ACADEMY. WHICH IS SPECIFICALLY DESIGNED TO HELP STUDENTS AT THE BEGINNING. DESIGNED FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE OLDER WHO ARE LIKELY NOT GOING TO GRADUATE IN MCPS BY THE TIME THEY ARE 21. WE HAVE AVAILABLE FOR THEM A DAYTIME PROGRAM OR EVENING PROGRAM WHERE THEY ARE ABLE TO RECEIVE ESOL SERVICES. A GED PRACTICE AND KEEP WORKING ON CERTIFICATION IN SOME AREAS. WE KNOW WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO IN THIS AREA. WE WANT TO CONTINUE THE OUTREACH. WE KNOW THERE ARE A LOT OF STUDENTS AND FAMILIES WHO ARE NOT AWARE OF ANY OF THESE PROGRAMS. WE ARE CONTINUING TO WORK ON THAT COMMUNICATION.>>WE ALSO HAVE THREE COLLEGE ACCESS PROGRAMS. THAT EXISTS IN SEVERAL HIGH SCHOOLS HERE AT MCPS. THE FIRST IS ACES THE CHEATING COLLEGIATE EXCELLENCE AND SUCCESS. IT IS IMPORTANT HIGH SCHOOLS ARE COLLABORATION BETWEEN MCPS, MONTGOMERY COLLEGE AND THE UNIVERSITY OF SHEILA GROUPS. THIS PROGRAM HELP STUDENTS ACHIEVE A PATHWAY. A SUPPORTIVE PATHWAY TOWARD OBTAINING A COLLEGE DEGREE. WE ALSO HAVE COLLEGE TRACKS THAT IS IN FOUR HIGH SCHOOLS. THIS YEAR WE ARE EXPANDING TO OUR FOURTH HIGH SCHOOL. SIMILARLY TO ACES, COLLEGE TRACKS WORKS WITH STUDENTS AROUND THE COLLEGE APPLICATION PROGRAM. AS WELL AS SCHOLARSHIPS AND HELPING STUDENTS OBTAIN SCHOLARSHIPS. AND SPEAKING ABOUT WHAT IS THE BEST MATCH AND BEST FIT FOR A STUDENT IN TERMS OF COLLEGE. AND THEN COLLEGIATE DIRECTIONS IS IN SIX MCPS HIGH SCHOOLS. AND BASICALLY SIMILARLY TO COLLEGE TRACKS AND ACES PROVIDES SUPPORT FROM THE WHOLE EDUCATION PROCESS. AGAIN. AND ALSO AROUND OBTAINING SCHOLARSHIPS AND FUNDING FOR GOING TO COLLEGE. AND TO HELP OUR STUDENTS TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PURSUING A DEGREE.>>GOOD EVENING. I WILL BRIEFLY SPEAK, DIANE. I WILL BRIEFLY SPEAK TO ARTICULATION. AS YOU KNOW LAST YEAR WE TRANSITIONED TO THE K-12 MODEL. AND DOCTOR STATUM WAS CLEAR ABOUT WHAT THIS MEANT FOR BUILDING LEVEL PRINCIPLES BUT WITHIN CLUSTERS THE WORK THEY WOULD ENGAGE IN. THE IDENTIFIED CERTAIN EXPECTATIONS ABOUT HOW THEY WOULD SUPPORT SCHOOLS AND STUDENTS DURING THIS WORK. THE EXPECTATIONS ARE THE HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL WOULD SERVE AS LEAD. THEY WOULD COME TOGETHER AT LEAST EVERY MONTH. AND THEY WOULD ENGAGE IN LEARNING AROUND LEADS THEY IDENTIFIED INDICATED THEY WOULD CELEBRATE CERTAIN THINGS BUT LOOK FOR TRENDS. IN THE MEETING WITH THE LEARNING AND ACHIEVEMENT SPECIALIST SOME FACILITATING THIS SPRING BROKE AROUND MATHEMATICS.WE HAVE BEEN EXCITED ABOUT THAT WORK. BUT THERE ARE ADDITIONAL AREAS WE CAN GROW TO ENHANCE THE WORK WE ARE DOING TO SUPPORT STUDENTS AND STUDENT ENGAGEMENT.WHAT THIS MODEL ALLOWS US TO DO ON THE LEVEL WE WOULD LIKE TO GO TO. IN THE PAST SCHOOLS WERE SUPPORTING MIDDLE SCHOOL. I HAVE USED THREE YEARS HERE IS WHAT I KNOW ABOUT YOU HERE IS A WRAPAROUND SUPPORT I CAN PROVIDE. NOW YOU CAN MEET. WE CAN TALK ABOUT SUPPORTING FAMILIES K-12. AS SIBLINGS IN THE SAME CLUSTER. WE ARE WORKING MORE EFFICIENTLY TO SAY THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT THE STUDENTS NEED IN ORDER TO STAY ENGAGED. THESE ARE THE SUPPORTS THEY MAKE THE WEATHER IN SCHOOLS OR NOT. COLLECTIVELY AS A CLUSTER WE COULD TALK ABOUT HOW DOES PROVIDE THAT SUPPORT. AND THE THING ALLEN TALKED ABOUT WAS EXPLORING PATHWAYS. LOOK AT THE IMPACT IT IS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PRINCIPALS TO UNDERSTAND THIS DECISION TO MAKE TODAY. AROUND COMPACTED MATH OR NOT COMPACTED MATH HAS AN IMPACT WHAT A STUDENT GETS TO HIGH SCHOOL. HER DECISION MADE IN MIDDLE. THAT IS THE WORK WE ARE ENGAGED IN. AROUND STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AT THE CLUSTER LEVEL. THIS IS OUR FIRST YEAR. AGAIN IT HAS BEEN GREAT TO WATCH THE PRINCIPLES ENGAGE IN THIS WORK. WE WILL CONTINUE TO SUPPORT IT AND ACCOMPLISH HER GOALS THAT ARE SET OUT. I TAKE SOME OF THE RECOMMENDATIONS AND SUGGESTIONS THAT ARE FOUND IN THE REPORT.>>JUST TO WRAP UP THE PRESENTATION THIS EVENING. I JANET WILSON. OFFICE OF ACCOUNTABILITY. WE HAVE BEEN ON AN EQUITY JOURNEY. A VERY EXPLICIT ONE THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS. ACTUALLY THREE YEARS. AS YOU KNOW WE KEEP DATA POINTS ON EACH AND EVERY ONE OF OUR STUDENTS. NOT ONLY ACADEMIC DATA POINTS BUT ATTENDANCE, DISCIPLINE, AND AN ARRAY OF MONITORING SYSTEMS. THIS IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT. BECAUSE IT HELPS US BEGIN TO HAVE A DIALOGUE ON HOW TO ACT. WHAT CAN WE DO ON BEHALF OF EACH AND EVERY ONE OF OUR STUDENTS. THE SAME TIME WE KNOW DATA DOES NOT ALWAYS BEAR OUT THERE IS A PROBLEM.THERE REALLY IS. A STUDENT CAN HAVE GOOD ATTENDANCE, EXCELLENT DISCIPLINE RECORDS BUT WE STILL KNOW THAT THEIR WELL-BEING IS NOT FOR WE WANT IT TO BE. AND THAT IS WHERE THAT RELATIONSHIP AND OTHER SIGNS OF STUDENT ENGAGEMENT ARE SO VERY IMPORTANT. ONCE WE ORGANIZE OUR DATA AND THE EVIDENCE OF LEARNING WE DETERMINED WHETHER WHAT WE ARE DOING AND WHAT WE HAVE IN PLACE. ALL THE PROGRAMS YOU HEARD ABOUT TODAY ARE TEACHING AND LEARNING IN THE CLASSROOM. WHERE THAT SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP HAPPENS. AND WHERE REAL CHANGE OCCURS. AT THE CLASSROOM LEVEL. WE LOOK AT THAT. IF WE FIND THAT IT IS NOT WORKING. IT BECOMES CLEAR TO US IN THE EQUITY ACCOUNTABILITY MODELS. BECAUSE ESPECIALLY FOR FOCUS GROUPS. UNDERPERFORMING GROUPS WE SEE PATTERNS. AND THOSE PATTERNS ARE TELLING US THAT WHAT WE ARE DOING IS NOT ENOUGH AT THIS POINT IN TIME.AS THE BOARD HEARD RECENTLY WITH THEM WORKING WITH ED RESOURCE STRATEGY. THE THIRD SECTION OF OUR PIE TALKS ABOUT THE EQUITABLE ACCESS TO RESOURCES OR EAR. SIMPLY WHAT YOU HAVE HEARD TONIGHT.THE ORGANIZATION AND TIME AND MONEY. WHAT CAN WE DO WITH OUR RESOURCES TO MAKE SURE WE ARE INTENTIONALLY MEETING THE NEEDS OF EACH OF OUR STUDENTS TO MAXIMIZE THEIR LEVEL OF ENGAGEMENT. SO THEY STAY WITH US. WHETHER THROUGH A PREA PROGRAM ALL THE TYPES OF PROGRAMS YOU HAVE HEARD ABOUT THIS EVENING. IF YOU WILL NOTICE ON THIS SLIDE THIS IS THE OPERATIONAL ORGANIZATION OF THE BOARD’S STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE. IT IS HOW WE WILL ACHIEVE, REALLY. MAKING SURE EVERYONE OF OUR STUDENTS IS A CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS. AS THE ACADEMIC SKILLS. AND THE WILL TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THAT.WE HAVE TO CONTINUE TO ANALYZE OUR DATA. WE HAVE TO CONTINUALLY BE READY TO RESPOND TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF OUR CHILDREN. AS WE RECOGNIZE SIGNS. AND AS WE SEE THAT. WE HAVE WORK TO DO IN TERMS OF THEIR WELL-BEING.>>Shebra Evans: WITH THAT WILL OPEN IT UP TO QUESTIONS.MS. DIXON WILL START WITH YOU.>>Jeanette Dixon: THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION. A FEW THINGS STRIKE ME. I THINK THIS IS 2.5 YEARS. I FEEL WE HAVE BEEN PATIENT ABOUT ALL THIS. SOME OF THIS HAS TO DO WITH GETTING BACK TO BASICS. AND THE PEACE SOMETIMES PEOPLE DON’T GO TO SCHOOL THEY CAN’T READ AND CAN’T DO THE WORK. AND THEY FEEL THAT. DYSLEXIA IS A BIG PIECE. DIAGNOSED A LOT OF STUDENTS HAVE NOT BEEN DIAGNOSED. WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF HIRING A DYSLEXIA EXPERT AS WELL. AND THINKING ABOUT ALL OF THIS AS IT RELATES TO THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP. AND I DID MEET WITH CHEVRA AND PAX SOME ARE IN THE EQUITY MODELS AND I THINK THE BASIC PIECE. THAT I WANT TO KNOW IS CAN A STUDENT READ ON GRADE LEVEL? BY THE END OF THIRD GRADE? I WANT TO KNOW THAT FOR EVERY STUDENT WHITE, ASIAN, HISPANIC, AFRICAN-AMERICAN. NOT JUST FARMS. WE HAVE TO COMPARE ALL OF THAT. AND JUST YEAR AFTER HERE WITH THE SCHOOLS. TO SEE WHAT IMPROVEMENT IS MADE. AND WHAT INTERVENTIONS ARE WE MAKING? IT IS CRITICAL TO BE ABLE TO READ AND COMPREHEND AND UNDERSTAND. IF YOU DON’T KNOW THAT THEN IT WILL BE VERY DIFFICULT. THAT IS ONE PIECE. ANOTHER THING I WANT TO KNOW. DO YOU KNOW YOUR MULTIPLICATION FACTS BY THE TIME YOU LEAVE? FIFTH GRADE WHEN YOU GO INTO MIDDLE SCHOOL?AND SO, I THINK THAT IS A KEY. AND THEN WE GET TO THE EIGHTH GRADE. AND WITH THE ALGEBRA IN EIGHTH GRADE. I WILL MOVE THAT SAY NINTH GRADE. BY THE END OF NINTH GRADE HAVE YOU PASSED ALGEBRA? CAN YOU PASS ALGEBRA? WITH A B OR BETTER. AND JUST MOVE ON. YOU KNOW TO GEOMETRY AND THE OTHER MATH. AND IT STRIKES ME IT IS VERY DIFFICULT TO DO ALGEBRA IF YOU DON’T KNOW MULTIPLICATION FACTS. AND WHEN STUDENTS CAME TO PAINT BRANCH I WOULD ASK THEM TO DEMONSTRATE PROFICIENCY. IN KNOWING MULTIPLICATION FACTS. IT TOOK SOME NINTH GRADERS UNTIL THE END OF NINTH GRADE YEAR TO DEMONSTRATE THAT. AND WE GAVE CERTIFICATES AND SOME PEOPLE LAUGHED. AND SAID YOU ARE DONE WITH THAT. WE WEREN’T. BECAUSE THE RESEARCH TEACHERS WOULD SAY STUDENTS DON’T KNOW THE MULTIPLICATION FACTS. AND READING IS AN ISSUE. THAT IS ALL I WANT TO KNOW. CAN YOU READ AT THE END OF THIRD GRADE? AND BE ABLE TO SEE THAT FOR EVERY SCHOOL. I BE ABLE TO COMPARE. AGGREGATE THAT DATA. AND ALSO, YOU KNOW. WITH THE MULTIPLICATION FACTS AS WELL. BEING ABLE TO DO HIGHER MATH. I JUST DON’T THINK IT IS ROCKET SCIENCE AND I DON’T THINK, WE ARE SPENDING SO MUCH TIME ON THIS. IT IS A LITTLE FRUSTRATING. BUT I AM HOPING. TO BE ABLE TO GET SOME ANSWERS TO THAT. IN FACT I WAS COMING TO SEE JANET ABOUT THAT AND SOMETHING CAME UP. AND I WILL BE BACK.JUST SO YOU KNOW. AND YOU WILL BE CONTINUING TO HEAR ABOUT THIS. AS I SAID, -AND-A-HALF TO INTRODUCE A RESOLUTION TO GET THAT INFORMATION. YOU KNOW, DON’T WANT TO PUT MY COLLEAGUES ON THE SPOT ON WHETHER OR NOT YOU SUPPORT THIS. I WILL LEAVE IT AT THAT. BECAUSE I SENT THE PRESIDENT IS GETTING TIRED OF HEARING ABOUT WHAT I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT IT.>>Shebra Evans: ABSOLUTELY NOT.>>BUT WHAT I SAY IS WE HAVE TO GET BACK TO BASICS. AND INJURE THAT STUDENTS KNOW HOW TO READ. AND THEY NEED TO KNOW HOW TO MULTIPLY. AND THEN THAT LEADS TO EVERYTHING ELSE. AND WE CAN THEN JUST LOOK AT THE IMPROVEMENT THAT IS MADE FROM YEAR TO YEAR. BECAUSE THESE GAPS WE HAVE HAD HAVE BEEN HERE FOREVER. WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THIS THE 1977 GROUP SINCE 1977. ANYWAY, IT IS A LITTLE FRUSTRATING.ALL OF THESE THINGS ARE INTERRELATED. I APPRECIATE WHAT YOU HAVE BEEN DOING. BUT I THINK MAYBE WE SHOULD TRY TO SEE IF WE CAN FIGURE OUT THAT INFORMATION IN C. AND GO FROM THERE.>>Shebra Evans: MRS. O’NEILL?>>I THINK TONIGHT’S PRESENTATION. I KNOW WE ACTUALLY THOUGHT THAT WOULD BE MORE DATA. WHETHER IT WOULD BE IN THE PRESENTATION AT THE TABLE. YOU KNOW. I REMEMBER THAT CONVERSATION. YOU KNOW, I HAVE ALWAYS BELIEVED THAT THE HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT RATE PROBLEM IS NOT IN 11TH AND 12TH GRADE PROBLEM IT IS MUCH EARLIER. AND WHAT I GLEAN FROM THIS IS THAT IS TRUE. AND THE OTHER PIECE, ONE OF THE OTHER PIECES. HIS IF THE KIDS WHO ARE WITH US FROM KINDERGARTEN TO THIRD GRADE. AND THOSE WHO ARE STILL STRUGGLING READERS. WE ALWAYS THEM WE SHOULD DO SOMETHING BECAUSE READING IMPACTS MATH. IT DOES. IT MAY BE COUNTERINTUITIVE. BUT THE ISSUE OF STUDENT ATTENDANCE EVEN IN THE ELEMENTARY GROUPS. IT’S PRETTY ALARMING. WE HAVE A PROBLEM IS KIDS ATTENDING SCHOOL. AND I KNOW THE EINSTEIN COMMUNITY FELT THAT THEY HAD BEEN SINGLED OUT IN THE ARTICLE. ABOUT ATTENDANCE. AND VILIFIED BUT IT IS NOT AN ENZYME PROBLEM. IT IS ACROSS THE DISTRICT. WE HAVE SO MANY KIDS WHO COME TO US. WHILE PAST THIRD GRADE. SO, WHAT DO WE DO FOR THEM? AND ALAN THERE IS A NEW BUSINESS ITEM THAT WAS INTRODUCED AT THE LAST MEETING TO LOOK AT ELIGIBILITY. BECAUSE WE NEED TO FIND THAT ONE CLICK. THAT ONE SPARK THAT WILL HOPEFULLY ENGAGE STUDENTS AND WE NEED TO TAKE A LOOK AT IT. IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME. I WONDER, A LOOK OF CREDIT POLICY. WE TAKE A LOOK AT TEACHERS. THAT IS NOT PART OF THE NEW BUSINESS ITEM TONIGHT AND I THINK WE NEED TO TAKE A LOOK AT THAT.>>THE SECONDARY GRADING REPORTING IS LOOKING AT ALL OF THOSE. THEY ARE LOOKING AT ALL OF THOSE.>>IF YOU LOOK AT CREDITS IT IS NOT WORKING. ONCE UPON A TIME WE DID AN AMAZING HIGH SCHOOL. IT WAS NOT VERY GOOD. BUT THERE IS A NEED. IN THE EVENING WE CAME IN. THEREFORE I THINK A COUPLE HUNDRED KIDS COMING TO THE EVENING HIGH SCHOOL. PERHAPS IT IS A TIME TO TAKE A LOOK AT IT. AGAIN, TO MAKE SURE IT HAS THE SAME SORT OF ACADEMIC STANDARDS THAT WE HAVE DURING THE DAY. CLEARLY WE ARE NOT TOTALLY ADDRESSING EVERYBODY’S NEEDS. WHO COME TO US IN KINDERGARTEN. THE POOR ESOL STUDENTS ARE WRITING TO US IN HIGH SCHOOL DROPOUT RATE IS TRAGIC.>>Shebra Evans: DOCTOR DOCCA?>>Doctor Docca: I MADE NOTES ON ELIGIBILITY. I TALKED ABOUT WHEN SPEAKING. AND I KNOW THAT AT BLAIR AT ONE TIME WE USED TO HAVE CONTRACTS WE WOULD GIVE TO STUDENTS WHO LOST ELIGIBILITY. A LOT OF PEOPLE WITH A LOT OF FOLLOWING KIDS. I DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT COMMITTEE WILL COME UP WITH. AND THEY SUGGEST WE LOOK AT THAT. HE MENTIONED EVENING HIGH SCHOOL. IT BECAME VERY LOOSE. EVALUATE THE TEACHERS. IT COULD NOT BE GOOD FOR THE KIDS. COURSES NEED TO BE RELEVANT WITH THE KIDS. WE NEED TO MAKE MORE CONNECTIONS LIKE THIS. HE WROTE THE BOOK GENERATION WHITE HE TALKED ABOUT ALL OF THE KINDS OF CAREERS THAT ARE OUT THERE THAT WE NEED TO LET STUDENTS KNOW ABOUT. WE HAVE ALREADY BEEN TALKING ABOUT TO MEET WITH HIM AGAIN. IT WOULD BE IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE THINGS LIKE EDISON. AND COUNSELORS AND INTERNSHIPS. WE ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT EMPLOYMENT. AND BEFORE HE TALKED TO DOCTOR WILSON ABOUT IT. THAT WAS MENTIONED STUDENTS CAN NO. I DON’T LIKE THIS. I DON’T LIKE WHATEVER IT IS THAT THE INTERNSHIP WAS FOR. THAT CERTAINLY SUMMER RISE WAS ONE OF THOSE THAT WAS SUCCESSFUL. CONNECTING WITH ONE STAFF MEMBER. WE HAVE BEEN TALKING ABOUT THAT. IT IS NOT ASKED TO BE A TEACHER OR ADMINISTRATOR OR COUNSELOR. IT CAN BE ANYONE WHO IS REPUTABLE IN THE BUILDING. AND WE NEED TO MAKE SURE STUDENTS KNOW THAT.I THINK IT MAKES A DIFFERENCE FOR EACH STUDENT TO HAVE SOMEBODY THAT HE OR SHE IS CONNECTED TO. AND ALSO YOU MENTIONED TEACH AND RETEACH. AND SKILLFUL TEACHER WERE SUPPOSED TO BE DOING THAT. AND I AM NOT SURE THAT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME. BUT TEACH AND RETEACH YOU REGROUP THE KIDS. WONDER WHAT THEIR NEEDS ARE AND WORK WITH THOSE NEEDS. NAVIGATING THE SYSTEM FOR STUDENTS. HAVING THE CLUB AFTER SCHOOL OR SOME TYPE OF ACTIVITY AFTER SCHOOL. IT IS NOT JUST THE PARENTS WE HAVE TO HELP WITH NAVIGATING. IT IS THE STUDENTS TO HAVE THAT KIND OF HELP. AT THE TRUANCY PROGRAM THAT JOHN McCARTHY RUNS. I DON’T KNOW WHETHER YOU ARE MEETING WITH HIM OR WORKING WITH HIS TRUANCY PROGRAM. NO? WELL:HE HAS THIS GROUP THAT IS WORKING WITH STUDENTS. AND THEY HAD A GRADUATION LAST SPRING. I THINK IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO BE IN TOUCH WITH HIM. COMING THROUGH THE COURT SYSTEM.>>AND THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION.>>I WILL JUST COMMENT OFF OF DOCTOR DOCCA. JUST READING OVER THE MATERIALS AND JUST RELATIONSHIPS ARE KEY TO HELPING OUR STUDENTS. THE ENGAGE AND REMAIN ENGAGED IN HELPING THEM UNDERSTAND THE WORK THEY HAVE BEEN DOING IN THE CLASSROOMS. BASICALLY HELP THEM GET TO THAT END OF WHATEVER IT IS THEY WANT TO DO. FOR OUR KIDS I USUALLY TRY TO MAKE IT RELATE TO WHAT THEIR INTERESTS ARE. AND MY DAUGHTER IS NOT AS INTO THE NINTENDO SWITCH AS SHE USED TO BE BUT I WOULD TYPE WHATEVER WHAT YOU WANT. YOU HAVE TO WORK AT THIS LEVEL TO GET THIS MANY NINTENDO SWITCH. I HAD TO RELATED TO WHAT THEY UNDERSTOOD. THIS IS WHAT YOU WANT TO BE ABLE TO DO. HE WANTS TO BUY A NINTENDO SWITCH AND SHOP AT NINTENDO. I THINK HAVING US HELP OUR KIDS UNDERSTAND WHAT THEIR INTERESTS ARE. IN THE VERY BEGINNING. AND HELP THEM UNDERSTAND HOW YOU TYPE WHAT YOU WANT TO DO WITH WHAT YOU’RE DOING RIGHT NOW. AND IF YOU CAN’T GET THIS DONE WILL BE DIFFICULT TO GET THOSE THINGS THAT YOU WANT LATER IN LIFE.>>I LIKE YOU MENTIONED THAT. THAT WAS IN MR. SPURRO BUT HE HAD A CASE STUDY HE DID NOT DO WELL UNTIL THAT STUDENT DECIDED WHAT THE FUTURE WOULD BE. AND THEN THAT STUDENT, MALE OR FEMALE, WENT FOR IT.>>AND WAS THE PERSON IN THE CLASSROOM UNDERSTOOD THE STUDENT WAS WORKING FORWARD THEY COULD HELP THEM GET TO THAT POINT. THEY COULD TAYLOR THEIR LEARNING TO HELP THEM GET TO THAT POINT. I JUST WANTED TO MAKE THAT POINT. MRS. KARLA SILVESTRE?>>Karla Silvestre: I WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR ASKING THIS GROUP TO CONVENE. I THINK WHAT WE HAVE HEARD TONIGHT IS VERY TROUBLING. AND I WOULD HOPE THAT WE TAKE ACTION. TONIGHT. BUT IT DOES NOT END THE DISCUSSION. WE HAD THE DISCUSSION ON THE BOARD AND DO ANYTHING ABOUT IT. BECAUSE WHAT WE ARE SEEING AND HEARING TODAY IS NOT SOMETHING. I WANTED TO START OUT WITH ASKING A FEW QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ATTENDANCE POLICY OR LACK THEREOF. IN LITTLE BIT OF BACKGROUND FOR ME AS A NEW SCHOOL BOARD MEETING ABOUT WHEN THAT CHANGE. AND TO REFILL THAT HAS WORSENED OUR ATTENDANCE? OR REMAINED THE SAME? OR IMPROVED?>>WE HAVE BEEN ENGAGED IN AN ANALYSIS OF THAT.>>Dr. Smith: AND THE INDICATION WOULD BE THAT IT HAS NOT HELPED OUR ATTENDANCE. IN TERMS OF THE CHANGES THAT WERE MADE IN 2011. AROUND THE LOSS OF CREDIT. THAT THAT ALSO DOES NOT SEEM TO HAVE HELPED. IT DOES NOT HELP WE HAVE THREE TIMES AS MANY CODES FOR ATTENDANCE REPORTING AS ANYONE ELSE IN THE STATE. AND AS REQUIRED BY MSD EMPTY FILES BUT FRANKLY AND THIS IS NOT A BASH IN A MCPS. MOMENT. THERE ARE JUST SO MANY THINGS WE CONSTANTLY NEED TO BE UPGRADING. WHAT OF THE PROBLEMS WE HAVE IS GOOD IS THE ENEMY OF GREAT. THE SCHOOL SYSTEM HAS BEEN GOOD AND IT STILL IS GOOD AND HAS BEEN FOR A LONG TIME. BUT THAT CAUSING INATTENTION TO RESULTS. THERE HAVE BEEN NO CONSISTENT STUDENT RESULTS IN THIS COUNTY FROM 2011 TO 2016 EXCEPT EXTERNAL MEASURES. NONE. WE CAN LOOK AT PARK SCORES, SAT SCORES.THE MAP SCORES BUT ONLY SCHOOL BY SCHOOL. BECAUSE IT WAS DIFFERENT IN SOME SCHOOLS. NOT AT ALL. SOME ONE TIME A YEAR. SOME TWO TIMES A YEAR. AND NEXT YEAR NOT ABOUT THE NEXT YEAR THREE TIMES A YEAR. THERE WASN’T ANY MEASURE. MS. DIXON ASKED WE COULD GET IT TODAY. YOU LOOK AT THE EQUITY ACCOUNTABILITY MODEL AND NO EXACTLY HOW STUDENTS ARE DOING AT COLLEGE GARDEN ELEMENTARY. IN THE ELEMENTARY AS READERS. BY RACE, DESEGREGATED FROM POVERTY AND COMBINED WITH POVERTY. ACROSS EVERY GROUP OF STUDENTS IN OUR COMMUNITY. GETTING TO THIS POINT HAS BEEN AN UPHILL BATTLE. THIS RIGHT HERE IS TRYING TO CONTINUE TO PULL IT ALL TOGETHER. HOW DOES ALL OF THIS FITS TOGETHER? MS. DIXON I 100 PERCENT AGREE WITH YOU IT IS ALL CONNECTED. EVERY BIT OF IT. BUT CREATING A CULTURE WHERE WE ALL OWN. WE OWN THE RESPONSIBILITY TO KNOW THAT STUDENTS ARE READING GRADE LEVEL TEXT. THE FIRST MONTH I CAME IN HERE IS THAT WE HAVE TWO PROBLEMS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT RIGHT AWAY. ELEMENTARY GRADING REPORTING WHICH HE TOOK ON AND DON’T LOOK VERY EFFECTIVELY. AND WE ARE NOT TEACHING GRADE LEVEL TEXT TO CHILDREN. SO WHEN WE START THINKING ABOUT THESE THINGS.WE ARE NOW ON THE CUSP OF BEING ABLE TO DO LOTS OF THINGS. MUCH OF IT IS ABOUT THE WORK WE’RE DOING TONIGHT. BUT IT IS A LITTLE FRUSTRATING. BECAUSE MANY KIDS DO SO WELL THAT PEOPLE LOSE SIGHT OUR JOB IS TO KEEP THEM DOING WELL. BUT HELP THE ONES WHO ARE NOT DOING WELL.TO RIGOROUSLY AND CONSISTENTLY AND NEVER GET UP HOPE THE ONES NOT DOING WELL. AND THAT IS ABOUT WHAT ARE BUDGET IS ABOUT WHAT OUR WORK IS ABOUT. IT IS WHAT COLLABORATION IS ABOUT. THAT IS A LONG SPEECH. BUT HANDED BACK TO YOU MRS. SILVESTRE. THAT IS WHAT THIS IS ABOUT IS PULLING IT TOGETHER AND MAKE SURE IT HAPPENS. IN THOUSAND OF CLASSROOMS AND HUNDREDS OF SCHOOLS EVERY DAY.>>Shebra Evans: THANK YOU FOR SAYING THAT. MS. DIXON I WAS TRYING TO SAY YOU COULD DO A RESOLUTION TO GET WHAT YOU WANTED BUT THAT IS WHAT I WAS TRYING TO SAY. YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO THAT. AND MRS. WOLFF? GO AHEAD:GO AHEAD.>>Shebra Evans: OF TWO MEETINGS AGO I SOMEONE TESTIFIED ABOUT ATTENDANCE. I IT REQUESTED SOME INFORMATION TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THERE IS IN ATTENDANCE. I LEARNED ABOUT TIER 1 INTERVENTIONS:TIER 2 INTERVENTIONS. I DID NOT HEAR ANY MENTION OF THAT TONIGHT. IS THERE A REASON FOR THAT? OR IS IT THE LANGUAGE? I DON’T UNDERSTAND?>>TIER 1 INTERVENTION?>>FOR CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM.>>Dr. Smith: THAT PLAN WRITTEN DOWN IS NOT CONSISTENTLY CARRIED OUT ACROSS THE SYSTEM JUST TO BE HONEST WITH YOU.IT IS NOT. IT IS INCONSISTENTLY CARRIED OUT ACROSS THE SYSTEM. AND THAT IS THE CHALLENGE. AND EVEN IF IT IS CONSISTENTLY CARRIED OUT ACROSS THE SYSTEM. IF PEOPLE DON’T FEEL A SENSE OF URGENCY ABOUT BRINGING THEIR CHILDREN. IF STUDENTS ARE OLD ENOUGH TO MAKE THE DECISION ABOUT COMING YOU CAN HAVE TIER 47 INTERVENTION WILL NOT CHANGE THAT. THE ROOT CAUSE IS NOT. THAT IS THE STRUCTURE IN PLACE NOW. WE HAVE TO RETHINK THOSE STRUCTURES IF WE ARE GOING TO REACH STUDENTS. WERE THEY EAGERLY COME INTO. THE VAST MAJORITY DO. THE ONES WHO DON’T, DON’T. AND WE WALKED THROUGH A LOT OF THE REASONS TONIGHT OF WHY THEY DON’T. AND THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE TO CHANGE.>>FOR CLARIFICATION. PREA COUNT AS A DROPOUT? ESOL DROPOUT DOES NOT INCLUDE PREA STUDENTS?>>Dr. Smith: IT DEPENDS ON THE INDIVIDUAL STUDENT.>>STILL COUNTS?>>ANYONE WHO DOES NOT COMPLETE IN FOUR YEARS. COUNTS AGAINST THE GRADUATION RATE. ANYONE WHO DOES NOT COMPLETE IN FIVE YEARS COUNTS AGAIN. AND THEN AFTER THAT THEY ARE FOR ALL INTENTS A DROPOUT EVEN IF THEY COMPLETE AT AGE 20. YOU DID A FOUR YEAR AND FIVE YEAR SHOT AT IT EVERYBODY ELSE IS A DROPOUT. IT DEPENDS ON THE STUDENT AND THAT IS AN IMPROVEMENT OVER THE PREVIOUS THAT HAPPENED A COUPLE YEARS AGO. PREVIOUSLY THAT WAS FOUR YEARS. ANYONE WHO DID NOT COMPLETE IN FOUR YEARS WAS COUNTED AS A DROPOUT WHETHER THEY FINISHED AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE OR NOT. THAT IS ANOTHER THING THAT NEEDS TO BE CHANGED AT THE STATE LEVEL. FOR SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS IN ENGLISH LEARNERS. I SAY IT IS AN ABSOLUTE DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICE TO CALL SOMEONE A DROPOUT WHO IS PROGRESSING TOWARD A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR GED. THE STATE AND FEDS DISAGREE WITH ME.>>IF I MAY. SOME STATES ARE ACTUALLY MOVING TOWARD SIX YEARS. COMPLETION BECAUSE OF THE HEAVILY IMPACTED STUDENTS WHO HAVE TO LEARN THE LANGUAGE AS WELL AS:YOU KNOW, COMPLETE THEIR CREDITS. AND THERE ARE MORE AND MORE INDICATION THAT TIME IS NEEDED BASED ON WHEN STUDENTS COME INTO OUR SCHOOLS. ACROSS THE NATION.>>I KNOW ACES A COLLEGE TRACK WAS MENTIONED AS AN INTERVENTION. BUT WE SHOULD LOOK AT WHETHER THEY SERVE KIDS WHO ARE CHRONICALLY TRUANT AND ASKED THAT QUESTION. WHY ARE WE TALKING ABOUT THAT HERE?>>Dr. Smith: IF WE DID NOT HAVE ARTS PROGRAM MANY STUDENTS WOULD BE A POTENTIAL DROPOUT. THEY GET LACK OF SUPPORT. COLLEGE TRACKS WOULD BEGIN TO COMPLETE SUCCESSFULLY IN CAN’T GET INTO COLLEGE. CONTINUING SERVICES.>>CREYA IS OVER HERE WITH INTENSIVE SUPPORT. WHETHER KIDS WILL GRADUATE OR NOT WE WANT TO GIVE THEM VALUE IN THEIR LIVES. AND THEN YOU HAVE A SPACE THAT WE DON’T HAVE A LOT OF GOOD SERVICES. AND YOU GET TO ACES WHERE KIDS ARE ATTENDING.WITH THAT SUPPORT NOT ONLY COMPLETE BUT POTENTIALLY GO INTO COLLEGE. AND HAVE REAL OPPORTUNITY. COLLEGE TRACK STUDENTS ARE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING SCHOOL BUT NEED NAVIGATION HELP TO GET TO COLLEGE. WITH THE COLLEGIATE PROGRAM. YOU HAVE THE SPACE RIGHT HERE WHERE WE NEED TO DO DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES. STUDENTS ARE EITHER NOT GRADUATING OR GRADUATING WITH A DIPLOMA THAT DOES NOT REPRESENT A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY. THAT IS THAT GROUP RIGHT HERE. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THIS CONTINUUM. WE CONTINUE BUILDING AND OUT. WE WILL NOT TO THEM OUT.>>I WILL CLOSE OUT. IN THE INTEREST OF TIME BY SAYING WE MUST. WE HAVE TALKED ALL READY. REALLY FOCUS ON WHAT WE ARE DOING FOR MATH STUDENTS. THE EXAMPLE OF THE YOUNG MAN ON THE SLIDE. THAT TAKES INTENSIVE SERVICES TO ADDRESS THE INTERRUPTED EDUCATION, LACK OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS. A ACCULTURATION, TRAUMA, MENTAL HEALTH. YOU NAME IT. AND I THINK THE NUMBERS ARE SPIKING. IT IS A HUGE POPULATION READY TO DEAL WITH.WE HAVE TO LOOK AT WHAT WE HAVE DONE OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS AND SEE WHAT WE LEARNED FROM IT.AND WE HAVE TO DO BETTER. THESE NUMBERS SHOW WE ARE NOT MEETING THEIR NEEDS IN TERMS OF RELEVANCY AND ALL THE THINGS LINED UP IN THE PRESENTATION. THE PEOPLE WHO TESTIFIED ABOUT FOLKS HELPING PEOPLE IN ROLE IN MCPS. THERE IS SUCH A NEAT. A COMMUNITY REALLY WANTS TO HELP THESE CHILDREN SUCCEED. AND THERE IS A LOT OF COMMUNITY SUPPORT TO DO EVERYTHING THEY CAN TO SUPPORT THEM. BUT THEY DON’T KNOW HOW TO HELP THEM. WHAT CAN WE DO BETTER AT THE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CENTER SO KIDS COME OUT WITH THINGS THAT WILL HELP THEM ADDRESS POVERTY? TO ADDRESS THE RELATIONSHIP BUILDING AND THE MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES. A MENTOR SO THEY HAVE SOMEONE TO ADVOCATE FOR THEM WHAT THEY ARE IN THE SCHOOL. MAYBE WE FIND THEM. WE START OUT WITH BETTER CHANCES.>>THANK YOU. MS. WOLFF?>>Female: I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION. A LOT HAS BEEN SAID ALREADY. WE REALLY NEED TO REVAMP HIGH SCHOOL.WE REVAMP THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. WE DON’T TAKE ADVANTAGE OF TECHNOLOGY. THE APEX THEY WERE USING. THAT IS A GOOD WAY TO GET CHILDREN WHO CAN’T GET TO SCHOOL THEY HAVE TO WALK THEIR LITTLE BROTHER OR SISTER TO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BUT DOES NOT START UNTIL 920 BEFORE THEY CAN GET TO SCHOOL. WHEN THEY COULD BE SITTING TO THEIR HOUSE DOING A COURSE. THERE ARE AVENUES WE SHOULD BE EXPLORING WE ARE NOT EXPLORING. MAKES A LOT OF SENSE TO ME THAT THAT I COMPLETELY AGREE. I TRIED TO THINK OF HOW TO PUT THIS NICELY. NOT JUST MCPS BUT ALL SCHOOL SYSTEMS ARE SO CONCERNED ABOUT HOW STUDENTS FEEL THEY DON’T HOLD THEM AT A LEVEL UNTIL THEY LEARN WHAT THEY NEED TO LEARN IN ORDER TO SUCCEED. BY MOVING UP TO GET FURTHER AND FURTHER BEHIND. AT THIS LEVEL UNTIL THEY LEARN THAT. THEN THEY WOULD NOT BE BEHIND. THAT IS MY CONTROVERSY.>>I HAVE NO SPECIFIC QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS AS MY COLLEAGUES. BUT WHAT IS MOST TROUBLING TO ME IS HOW STRAIGHTFORWARD THE NUMBERS ARE. AT THE NUMBERS BEING THERE. GIVES US NO EXCUSE TO NOT TAKE ACTION. I HOPE WE CAN PUT IN WORK. SO WE CAN ADDRESS THIS ISSUE.>>Shebra Evans: DOCTOR DOCCA?>>Doctor Docca: FOR A LONG TIME I WAS TOLD THE MONEY WAS ONLY USED FOR STUDENTS OF OTHER LANGUAGES. IT CONCERNS ME WE HAVE AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS 2-3 YEARS. IT CONCERNS ME. HOLDING KIDS BACK IS A GREAT IDEA. IT MEANS A LOT OF WORK. HE CAN’T DO THE SAME WITH CURRICULUM WHO DID NOT MAKE IT THE FIRST TIME. IT MEANS YOU HAVE TO DO SOME CHANGES. IT MAY MEAN REVAMPING HOW WE TEACH AND WHAT WE ARE TEACHING.>>Shebra Evans: I DON’T SEE ANY OTHER LIGHTS ON. I WANT TO THANK YOU YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION. IT IS GOOD WE HAVE THIS JOURNEY. IT IS LEARNING EQUITABLE ACCESS TO LEARNING THAT WE WERE NOT DOING THREE YEARS AGO. WHEN WE TALK ABOUT ALL THE THINGS TO HELP OUR STUDENTS. WE ARE DOING THAT WORK RIGHT NOW. AT LEAST WE ARE HEADED IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. I REMEMBER THE TIME MS. WOLFF TALKED ABOUT HOLDING PEOPLE BACK. WHEN I WAS GROWING UP IF YOU DID NOT PASS HE REMAINED IN THE GRADE. AND HE MOVED FORWARD UNTIL YOU GOT IT. YOU ARE NOT QUITE TOO REBELLIOUS BUT I HEAR WHAT YOU ARE SAYING. I AM GLAD WE HAVE DISCUSSIONS. AND I HOPE OUR COUNTIES CAN HAVE THEIR VOICES HEARD WHETHER WE AGREE OR NOT WE WANT YOU TO STAY WITH YOU HAVE TO SAY. WITH THAT THANK YOU FOR COMING AND STAYING LATE WITH US. AND SO IF THERE ARE NO OTHER FLIGHTS WE WILL SAY THANK YOU. HAVE A GOOD EVENING TO YOU ALL. WE ARE NOW AT THE POINT WHERE WE ARE AT CONSENT ITEMS. ITEM NUMBER 12 ON OUR ITEM WILL ASK BOARD MEMBERS IF THERE ARE ANY ITEMS THEY WANT TO PULL. IF NOT AND I CAN HAVE A MOTION TO MOVE A BLOCK. AND THE GET A MOTION TO MOVE A BLOCK?>>SHE DID.>>I GOT HAPPY.>>SHE DOES NOT HAVE ANYTHING.>>IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO PULL?>>ONE ITEM IN 12.1.>>Shebra Evans: 12.1. CAN WE GET A MOTION TO MOVE THE REST OF THE BOX?>>Female: I DID.>>Shebra Evans: I DID NOT HEAR YOU. IS THERE A SECOND? IF OUT AND SECONDED ALL THOSE IN FAVOR.THAT IS UNANIMOUS. MRS. LA SILVESTRE IF YOU LET EVERYBODY KNOW THE ITEM IN QUESTION.>>Female: IT THE 4.2691.>>Shebra Evans: SAY IT AGAIN?>>THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY CONTRACT WITH MARYLAND.>>HIS CONTRACT IS RIGHT NOW IN THE OFFICE OF STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND IT IS TO RENEW A CONTRACT FOR SPANISH LANGUAGE LINE. AT A ADDITIONAL SUPPORT.AND BEYOND COMMUNICATION.>>Female: THIS IS THE ANNUAL CONTRACT. IT PROVIDES MCPS, PROVIDES MCPS STAFF INFORMATION IN RESPONSE TO QUESTIONS. WITHOUT SERVICES AND PROGRAMS AVAILABLE TO THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY. HAS EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE OF MCPS POLICIES AND PROCEDURES AND STATE REGULATIONS. AND ALSO STAKEHOLDERS. RESPONSIBLE OFFICES. IN ADDITION TO WHAT STAFF HAS WITH ALL THE OTHER WAYS PARENTS CAN CALL IN. IN MULTIPLE LANGUAGES.IT SERVES AS A RESOURCE A CASE A COMMUNICATION OFFICE IS NOT ABLE TO ANSWER A SPANISH-SPEAKING CALL.>>I HAVE A QUESTION. WHAT DO YOU GO TO FRENCH-SPEAKING COMMUNITY?>>THE COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE HAS A COUPLE DIFFERENT RESOURCES IF WE HAVE A QUESTION. IF WE DON’T HAVE THAT LANGUAGE WE USE THE LANGUAGE LINE SUPPORT TO DO SIMULTANEOUS TRANSLATION BUT THE OFFICE COULD TAKE A QUESTION. AND THERE BE ABLE TO ANSWER THE QUESTION ON SITE. LET THEM KNOW WILL GET BACK TO THEM WITH THE INFORMATION.>>IS AT THE SAME LEVEL OF SUPPORT YOU HAVE FOR SPANISH SPEAKING? THE SPANISH-SPEAKING? I THOUGHT YOU SAID THEY COULD TALK ABOUT SERVICES THAT ARE OUT THERE AND HOW TO ACCESS THEM.AND I AM WONDERING WHAT YOU ARE DOING FOR AFRICAN COMMUNITY DOES NOT SPEAK ENGLISH?>>YOU CAN CALL THE OFFICE OF ENGAGEMENT HAS A LINE YOU CAN CALL AND ASK ANY QUESTION. IT REQUIRES TRANSLATION SERVICES. THE TRANSITION PLAN. THE STAFF HAS DIFFERENT LEVELS OF LANGUAGES THEY HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES AVAILABLE. THIS CONTRACT INITIALLY ORIGINATED FROM A MASS OF CALLS. WHEN THEY LOGIN THE NUMBER OF CALLS THEY NEEDED ADDITIONAL SUPPORT.>>OKAY. DOES IT ANSWER ALL OF MRS. KARLA SILVESTRE QUESTIONS? CAN WE GET A MOTION? AND SECONDED? WAS IT SECONDED? I DID NOT HEAR. IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED TO MOVE 12.1. ALL IN FAVOR? AND THAT IS UNANIMOUS. THANK YOU. OUR NEXT ITEM IS ITEM 13. ITEM OF INFORMATION. AND THEN MOVE ON TO ITEM 14 BOARD OF EDUCATION ITEM. IF I CAN GET AN ITEM TO MOVE 14.1 AND 14.2 BLACK.>>>.>>SO MOVED.>>Shebra Evans: MOVED AND SECONDED ALL THOSE IN FAVOR? AND THAT IS UNANIMOUS. AT THIS TIME MS. O’NEILL IF YOU WOULD GO AHEAD?>>I WILL READ THE RESULT. I READ ALL THE WHEREAS OF LIFETIME BUT RESULTED BOARD OF EDUCATION REQUEST THE BOARD POLICY REVIEW BOARD POLICY. IQD, BENCHMARK WAS SIMILARLY SITUATED SCHOOL SYSTEMS. REVIEW SYSTEM DATA ON ELIGIBILITY AND CONSIDER BRINGING FORWARD A RECOMMENDATION TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION DURING THE 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR. IT NEEDS A SECOND.>>SECOND IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED. ALL IN FAVOR? AND THAT IS UNANIMOUS. OKAY. THE NEXT ITEM. THAT THE FULL BOARD IS MOVING FORWARD IS ITEM A NEW BUSINESS ITEM TO BE SENT TO THE POLICY COMMITTEE. JUST DON’T CURRENTLY HAVE ANYTHING WRITTEN AROUND OUR SUPPORT TO STUDENT ACCESS TO NUTRITIONAL BILLS. AS THE MORTGAGE HAS A LONG-STANDING COMMITMENT TO A WHOLE CHILD APPROACH TO EDUCATION. FOCUSING ON THE PHYSICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL AND SOCIAL WELL-BEING OF STUDENTS IN ORDER TO SUPPORT THEIR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AND WHEREAS MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAS LAUNCHED A NEW INITIATIVE. THE WELL 365 TO ADDRESS THE PHYSICAL, SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING OF ALL STUDENTS. WHICH RESEARCH HAS DEMONSTRATED HELP SUPPORT ACADEMIC GROWTH AND LIFELONG PERSONAL AND CAREER SUCCESS. AND WHEREAS THE BOARD OF EDUCATION HAS SUPPORTED THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION PROGRAM THAT IS DESIGNED TO ENSURE NON-STIGMATIZED FOR SCHOOL LUNCHES TO STUDENTS. WHO DO NOT HAVE A POSITIVE BALANCE IN THEIR LIVES. MONTGOMERY COUNTY SUSPENDED ITS OF DISTRIBUTING ALTERNATIVE MEALS YOU NOT BE THE QUALIFICATION FOR FREE LUNCH PROGRAM AND THOSE WHO HAD A NEGATIVE BALANCE MORE THAN $10 ON THEIR ACCOUNT. THE DINING WITH DIGNITY ALLOW STUDENTS TO RECEIVE THE LAUNCH OF THEIR CHOICE. AND WORKS WITH PARENTS TO EXPLAIN THE IMPORTANCE OF NUTRITION IN ACADEMIC NUTRITION.HELP SIGN UP FOR HELP. AND RECEIVE PAYMENTS FOR FAMILIES WHO DO NOT GO TO FREE AND REDUCED. WHEREAS THE SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS PLAYED A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN MITIGATING HUNGER AMONG STUDENTS THROUGH A MYRIAD OF PROGRAMS, INITIATIVES. INCLUDING PARTNERSHIPS WITH COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS LIKE MAN OF FOOD CENTER.THAT PROVIDES MEALS AND BACKPACKS TO ENSURE STUDENTS HAVE ACCESS TO HEALTHY MEALS OVER THE WEEKEND. AND WHEREAS THE BOARD IS CHARGED WITH REVIEWING POLICIES.AND BRING FORTH TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION. MEMBERS THEREFORE LET IT BE RESOLVED. THE BOARD MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REVIEW THE NEED FOR A POLICY THAT ADDRESSES THE SCHOOL SYSTEMS ROLE IN COMBATING CHILDHOOD HUNGER. THE BENCHMARK WITH LOCAL SITUATED SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CONSIDER BRINGING FORWARD A RECOMMENDATION TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION DURING 2019-20 SCHOOL.>>SECOND.>>SCHOOL YEAR. YES, SCHOOL YEAR. IF THERE IS A MOTION AND A SECOND.>>I MOVED.>>IS THERE A SECOND?>>MOVED AND SECONDED. TO HAVE THIS ON THE TABLE UNTIL NEXT MEETING. AND I KNOW WE HAD PREVIOUSLY VOTED ON THE NEW BUSINESS ITEM ON ELIGIBILITY. WE DON’T HAVE MS. SMONDROSKI IS NOT HERE BUT SHE WAS HERE LAST MONTH. AND WE DID VOTE ON IT WITHOUT MS. SMONDROSKI. SO I WANTED TO MAKE MENTION OF THAT. SO, MOVED AND SECONDED FOR THE NEW BUSINESS ITEM AROUND STUDENTS, SUPPORTING STUDENT ACCESS IN NUTRITIONAL BILLS. ALL IN FAVOR? WAIT, WAIT.>>OKAY I WAS SEEKING THE WRONG THING.>>NOW WE ARE AT ITEM 15 ON THE AGENDA. INFORMATIONAL SUMMARY. AND THEN OUR NEXT ITEM IS FOR ADJOURNMENT. IF I CAN GET A MOTION.>>IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED ALL IN FAVOR? THAT IS UNANIMOUS.

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