MCPS Board of Education Meeting – 10/08/2019


>>>GOOD AFTERNOON AND WELCOME TO TODAY’S MEETING ON THIS DAY OCTOBER EIGHT 20 1900 AND IF WE COULD ALL RISE FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE. AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.>>IF I CAN GET APPROVAL OF THE AGENDA. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR?THAT IS UNANIMOUS. DOCTOR SMITH?>>THANK YOU, MS. EVANS. TODAY WE BRING BEFORE YOU MONTHLY HUMAN RESOURCES AND DEVELOPMENT REPORT FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.>>MOVED TO SECON.>>THAT IS UNANIMOUS.>>WE NEED TO PAUSE TODAY AND REMEMBER TO OF OUR EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE PASSED AWAY THROUGH THE DEATH ON AUGUST 24, 2019 OF MR. DONALD HERBERT, SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER FRANCIS SCOTT MIDDLE SCHOOL. DURING THE YEAR THAT MR. HERBERT WORKED FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, IT WAS A DEDICATED EDUCATOR WHO ENCOURAGED HIS STUDENTS TO CHALLENGE THEMSELVES AND INSTILLED WITHIN THEM A WILLINGNESS TO LEARN AND PERSEVERE. MR. HERBERT WAS A STRONG ADVOCATE FOR STUDENTS NEEDS AND WORK DILIGENTLY WITH TEAM LEADERS. SCHOOL STAFF,PARENTS AND GUARDIANS TO ENSURE STUDENTS HAVE THE TOOLS THEY NEEDED TO BE SUCCESSFUL . THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS EXPRESSED THEIR SORROW AND EXTEND DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HIS FAMILY.>>ALL IN FAVOR? THAT IS UNANIMOUS.>>WE WANT TO PAUSE TODAY AND REMEMBER THIS IS AMANDA G BROWN. THE DEATH ON SEPTEMBER 1, 2019 TO MS. BROWN SPECIAL EDUCATION PARENT EDUCATOR AND JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL. DEEPLY SADDENED THE STAFF, STUDENTS AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD. DURING THE 17.6 YEARS OF SHE WORKED FOR MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, SHE WAS DEEPLY COMMITTED TO CREATING A SAFE AND POSITIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL STUDENTS. MS. BROWN WAS DEPENDABLE, RELIABLE AND TRUSTWORTHY IN HER ROLE AT JOHN F. KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL. SHE ALWAYS WAS WILLING TO ASSIST, WHETHER TEAM MEMBER ASKED HER SUPPORT OR IF IT WAS NECESSARY TO PROVIDE A STUDENT WITH ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTION. SHE STATED TREATED ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS WITH KINDNESS AND RESPECT THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS EXPRESSED THEIR SORROW AT THE DEATH OF MS. BROWN AND EXTEND DEEPEST SYMPATHY TO HER FAMILY.>>MOVE FOR APPROVAL.>>Shebra Evans: ALL IN FAVOR? THAT IS UNANIMOUS.>>TODAY WE HAVE NATIONAL SCHOOL BUS SAFETY WEEK, THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 21THE 25 2019 HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS NATIONAL SCHOOL BUS SAFETY WEEK . SCHOOL BUS TRANSPORTATION IS MORE THAN A RIDE TO AND FROM SCHOOL.IT’S ACCESS TO EDUCATION. SCHOOL BUSES ARE WIDELY RECOGNIZED AS THE SAFEST FORM OF GROUND TRANSPORTATION AND EACH STUDENT SHOULD HAVE A SAFE AND SECURE ENVIRONMENT THAT SETS A POSITIVE TONE FOR THE DAY TO FOSTER A HIGH LEVEL OF LEARNING AND SUCCESS. THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THE BOARD OF EDUCATION PROCLAIM THE WEEK OF OCTOBER 21-25, 2019 AS NATIONAL SCHOOL BUS SAFETY WEEK.>>MOVE FOR APPROVAL.>>Shebra Evans: ALL THOSE IN FAVOR? THAT IS UNANIMOUS.>>I JUST HAD A COMMON. RECENTLY I WAS ON OLD GEORGETOWN ROAD AND IT WAS LATE AFTERNOON AND ONE OF OUR BUSES PUT ON ITS FLASHING LIGHTS IN THE RIGHT-HAND LANE AND I WAS ABOUT TWO CARS BEHIND THE SCHOOL BUS IN TWO CARS PASSED THE BUS WITH THE STOPLIGHT. WAS JUST HORRIFIED.I REALIZED IT’S A $250 FINE, BUT IT’S KIND OF HARD TO MISS THAT BIG YELLOW THING. ESPECIALLY WITH THE LIGHTS FLASHING. I DON’T KNOW WHAT THESE DRIVERS WERE THINKING, BUT THEY CERTAINLY WEREN’T THINKING ABOUT STUDENT SAFETY. LAST YEAR WAS LIKE 54,000 PEOPLE STOPPED SCHOOL BUSES IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY. I URGE EVERYON, PLEASE PAY ATTENTION. SOMEONE’S CHILD’S LIFE DEPENDS ON IT.>>Shebra Evans: THANK YOU, MRS. O’NEILL. NEXT ITEM ON OUR AGENDA IS PUBLIC COMMENTS FROM PUBLIC COMMENTS IS ONE OF OUR OPPORTUNITIES TO HEAR THE VIEWS AND RECEIVE ADVICE OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS. BOARD MEMBERS WILL TAKE YOUR COMMENTS INTO CONSIDERATION, BUT IT IS NOT OUR PRACTICE TO TAKE ACTION AT THIS TIME ON ISSUES RAISED. WE ENCOURAGE PUBLIC INPUT ON POLICY PROGRAMMING PRACTICES. THIS IS NOT THE PROPER AVENUE TO ADDRESS SPECIFIC STUDENT OR EMPLOYEE MATTERS WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO UTILIZE EXISTING AVENUES OF REDRESS FOR COMPLAINTS THROUGH THIS IS A PUBLIC MEETING AND WE EXPECT THE CONDUCT OF ALL SPEAKERS AND MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE TO BE WITHIN THE BOUNDS OF PROPER ETIQUETTE. INAPPROPRIATE REMARKS IS OUT OF ORDER AND WILL NOT BE TOLERATE . PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE FOR INFORMATION ABOUT UPCOMING BOARD MEETINGS, HEARINGS AND WORK SESSIONS INCLUDING ANY CHANGES TO OUR MEETING START TIMES. INCH SPEAKER WILL RECEIVE THRE MINUTES FOR COMMENT . LEASE SPEAK CLEARLY AND DIRECTLY INTO THE MICROPHONE FOR 30 SECONDS PRIOR TO THE EXPIRATION OF THE SPEAKERS TIME A YELLOW LIGHT WILL GO ON AND COMPANIED BY A BEEP. A RED LIGHT AND THE BUZZER SIGNALS YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED FOR INFO PLEASE PUSH THE BUTTON ON THE MICROPHONE TO BEGIN SPEAKING AND PUSH IT ONCE AGAIN AT THE SOUND OF THE BUZZER. WE AS SPEAKERS TO BE RESPECTFUL OF ALL WHO SIGNED UP TO TESTIFY BY ADHERING TO THE TIME LIMIT AND STOP IN A TESTIMONY WHEN THE BUZZER SOUNDS GOOD IF POSSIBLE WE ASK YOU REMAIN IN THE ROOM IN CASE PORT NUMBERS HAVE COMMENTS TO MAKE OR QUESTIONS TO ASK IF YOU HAVE NOT DONE SO, PLEASE PROVIDE COPIES OF YOUR TESTIMONY TO STAFF BEFORE SITTING DOWN . AT THIS TIME I WOULD LIKE TO CALL TO THE TABLE NICOLE BAYLES, DEBORAH JACOBS, RAY MENSAH AND DAN WALLACE. WE WILL GO IN THE ORDER I CALLED YOU.JUST PUSH THE BUTTON RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU.>>GOOD AFTERNOON BOARD OF EDUCATION. BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS AND DOCTOR SMITH. MY NAME IS NICOLE BAYLES AND I’M THE PRESIDENT OF THE PTA AT SELF LIKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PUT MY DAUGHTER LUCY IS IN THE FOURTH GRADE. TO UNDERSTAND MY CONNECTION TO WHAT YOU SHOULD UNDERSTAND MY FAMILY’S CONNECTION TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS. MY GRANDMOTHER INTO THE BOY SCHOOL WHICH OPERATED FROM 1896 TO 1936. TO SERVE MY PEOPLE IN A ONE-ROOM STRUCTURE FROM MY AUNTS AND UNCLES ATTENDED CARVER HIGH SCHOOL. AND I WENT TO HARMONY HILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. HISTORY IS MY FAMILY’S HISTORY. MY FAMILY LOVES MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS. WE LOVE OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM, BUT I NEED MY SCHOOL SYSTEM TO WORK FOR CHILDRENLIKE LUCY . I’VE DONE MY HOMEWORK AND LOOK THROUGH THE KEY FACILITY INDICATOR. ON THE 88 ACCESSIBILITY, THE DOORS INTO AND OUT OF THE ALL-PURPOSE ROOM ARE TOO NARROW IT IF LUCY WERE IN A WHEELCHAIR SHE WOULD HAVE TROUBLE GETTING TO LUNCH. ON ISSUES RELATED TO LIFE SAFETY AS WELL AS ADA COMPLIANC, WHICH IS SUPPOSED TO SERVE WHICH SERVED 890 STUDENTS SHOULD ONLY SERVE IF IN A 200 SQUARE-FOOT SPACE. THAT MEANS IF LUCY WOULD HAVE HEATSTROKE AS SHE DID THIS SUMMER BECAUSE OF THE HVAC SYSTEM NOT WORKING AND IF THE HEATSTROKE COINCIDE WITH A FELLOW STUDENT RECEIVING THEIR DAILY INSULIN REJECTION THERE WOULD BEA LUCY. IT’S ALMOSMICAL THE SHAPES OF OUR CLASSROOMS. INSTEAD OF YOUR STANDARD SQUARE, CLASSROOMS OR TRIANGLE WHICH MAKES FACING THE BOARD A CHALLENGE FROM A. US FEBRUARY AND AGAIN IN MARCH SOUTHLAKE PARENTS MET WITH THE COUNTY COUNCIL MEMBERS ABOUT THE CIP BUDGET AND THE COUNCIL ALLOCATED 120 MILLION TO SCHOOL RENOVATIONS. I UNDERSTAND 120 MILLION IS INSUFFICIENT TO BEGIN RENOVATION ON ONLINE IDENTIFIED SCHOOLS, BUT I WANT TO EMPHASIZE THAT SOUTHLAKE AND BERT MILLS ARE THE ONLY TWO TITLE I SCHOOLS ON THE LIST. SOUTHLAKE AND BERT MILLS WERE PREVIOUSLY ON THE LIST HER RENOVATIONS BEFORE THE NEW KFI PROCESS WAS ROLLED OUT. BUT WERE OVERLOOKED BELIEVABLE CONSTRUCTION ON SCHOOLS PROCEEDED. EVERY CHILD, AND I MEAN EVERY CHILD IN OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM DESERVES TO STUDY IN A BUILDING THATALLOWS HIM IN HER EVERY CHANCE TO ACHIEVE GREATNESS READ SOUTHLAKE IS LIKE A GARDEN PARTY CAN’T TELL BECAUSE OF THE BUILDING , BUT INSIDE THE WALLS OR TEACHERS THAT LOVE AND NURTURE ALL CHILDREN PRETTY KNOW WE CAN WORK TOGETHER TO DO BETTER FOR OUR STAFF AND CHILDREN.I WANTED TO ASK DOCTOR SMITH ON HAVE A SELF LIKE PTA, I WOULD LOVE TO RECRUIT JUST A MEETING WITH YOU BEFORE THE END OF THE MONTH. THANK YOU.>>Shebra Evans: THANK YOU. AT THIS TIME WE WILL HEAR FROM DEBORAH JACOBS.>>GOOD AFTERNOON. IN 2010, MY SON WAS IN FOURTH GRADE AT BEVERLY FARMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. I REMEMBER MY REACTION WHEN I FIRST HEARD THE SCHOOL WAS GOING TO BE TORN DOWN AND REBUILT. I WAS SURPRISED. AND A BIT CONFUSED.SURE THERE WERE A COUPLE PORTABLES OUT BACK, BUT IT SEEMED CLEAN AND AT LEAST NEED TO BE IN GOOD SHAPE. I SHRUGGED AND CONCLUDED THAT IT WAS GREAT TO LIVE IN A COUNTY THAT CARES SO MUCH ABOUT EDUCATION AND HAS SUCH AMPLE TAX REVENUE THAT THEY CAN REBUILD SCHOOLS JUST TO MODERNIZE THEM TO ENSURE OUR KIDS HAVE STATE-OF-THE-ART FACILITIES. I HAVE NEVER MINDED PAYING TAXES MONTGOMERY COUNTY BECAUSE I SEE WHERE THE TAX DOLLARS GO. I STILL FEEL THIS WAY. HOWEVER, INOW KNOW THERE ARE AT LEAST TWO SCHOOLS , ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, SOUTHWICK AND BERT MILLS WERE NEW CONSTRUCTION IS NOT A MATTER OF MODERNIZATION. IS DEAD, AND THE QUESTION OF ABJECT NEED FOR THE PHYSICAL SAFETY, MEDICAL, SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL AND BASIC EDUCATIONAL NEEDS OF MORE THAN 1000 CHILDREN. THERE HAVE BEEN EXPENSES TESTIMONY ABOUT HOW THEY MEASURE AGAINST THE KPI. HOWEVER, HOW SCHOOLS ON THE CIP MEASURE AGAINST SCHOOLS THAT THIS BOARD IS ALREADY TORN DOWN AND REBUILT SHOULD ALSO RELEVANT. WAS ONLY AFTER I BEGAN VOLUNTEERING AT SOUTHLAKE ELEMENTARY THAT I LEARNED BEVERLY FARMS WAS MOST CERTAINLY NOT SLATED FOR RECONSTRUCTION BECAUSE IT WAS THE SCHOOL MOST IN NEED OF A NEW BUILDING. I AM NOT GOING TO SPECULATE ABOUT WHY BEVERLY FARMSWAYSIDE , ELEMENTARY AND DEVICE MILLS WERE CHOSEN AHEAD OF SOUTHLAKE AND BERT MILLS FOR NEW CONSTRUCTION. IN THE ABSENCE OF PUBLIC WRITTEN OPINIONS BY THIS BODY IN SUPPORT OF THE DECISIONS IT REACHES, IT IS EASY TO CLAIM THE SCHOOL SYSTEM GAVE PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT TO WEALTHIER PARENTS. I HAVE NO WAY OF KNOWING IF THIS WAS THE CASE. IT IS CONVENIENT BUT WOEFULLY UNACCEPTABLE FOR THIS BOARD AND THE COUNTY COUNCIL TO RECITE HOW THE TAX REVENUE IS NOT LARGE ENOUGH TO DO ALL THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE. WE ARE TIRED ALSO OF THE RUNAROUND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE COUNTY COUNCIL WHO INTEGRATE IN OUR PRESENCE ABOUT THE NEED AND THEN DEFER TO THE OTHER ABOUT THE DECISION. IT IS TIME FOR YOU, THE BOARD OF EDUCATION, TO STEP UP AND FULFILL YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO THESE CHILDREN AND THE TEACHERS AND STAFF WHO WORK TIRELESSLY ON THEIR BEHALF. YOU WERE ELECTED TO BE THE ADVOCATES AND TO GEAR FOR THEIR EDUCATION. THE ONLY REASON SOUTHLAKE AND BERT MILLS PARENTS SHOULD HAVE TO RETURN HERE YET AGAIN NEXT YEAR IS TO SAY THANK YOU.>>THANK YOU.>>GOOD AFTERNOON. NUMBERS IN THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION.I’M COMING TO YOU THIS AFTERNOON AS ACONCERNED COMMUNITY RESIDENT, PARENT AND LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER IN THE BERT MILLS COMMUNITY FOR ALMOST 20 YEARS. AM A PROUD PARENT OF THREE CHILDREN , ALL OF WHOM HAVE ATTENDED BERT MILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. MY OLDEST DAUGHTER STARTED HER EDUCATION AT BERT MILLS AT THE AGE SOME 10 YEARS AGO. AND HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE INVOLVED IN SCHOOL COMMUNITY FOR THAT TIME. I CURRENTLY HAVE MY SON ENROLLED AT BERT MILLS AND ALSO HAVE AN AMAZING EXPERIENCE OF THE FACULTY AND STAFF AND APPRECIATE THE LEADERSHIP OF DOCTOR ASHTON, THE CURRENT PRINCIPAL. HOWEVER, THE SCHOOL FACILITIES ARE CHALLENGED BY CURRENT CONDITIONS OF THE SCHOOL AND OVERCROWDING. WE CURRENTLY HAVE NINE PORTABLES AT THE SCHOOL AND MY SON IS IN ONE OF THEM CURRENTLY. THEY DO PRESENT A SAFETY ISSUE WHEN KIDS HAVE TO GO TO THE BATHROOM AND GET TO THE MAIN BUILDING. THE SCHOOL IS CURRENTLY OVERCAPACITY BY 50 PERCENT. IN THE PAST I UNDERSTAND MONIES WERE ALLOCATED WITH TIES TO HOUSING DEVELOPMENTS WITHIN THE COUNTY BUT OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS OR MORE LIFT LIMITED HOUSING DEVELOPMENT IN THE BERT MILLS COMMUNITY BY RISING POPULATIONS OF RESIDENTS. BERT MILLS ELEMENTARY IS A THREE HOUR LUNCH TIME BECAUSE THE CAPACITY ISSUES WITHIN THE SCHOOL. THIS ESPECIALLY AFFECTS MANY OF OUR STUDENTS WHO ARE ON FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH. MOST OF US DON’T HAVE LUNCH AT 2:00 P.M. BECAUSE OUR LUNCH ROOM IS FULL. THE BATHROOMS ARE OVERCROWDED WITH 200 STUDENTS USING ONLY ONE BATHROOM AT A TIME AND THAT HAS CAUSED ISSUES WITH PLUMBING ISSUES IN THE PAST. BERT MILLS CURRENTLY DOESN’T HAVE CENTRAL AIR CONDITIONING AND WINDOW UNITS ARE SO OLD THAT PARTS CAN NO LONGER BE ORDERED. WE KEEP PLUGGING HOLES AND WE HAVE A TSUNAMI OF STUDENTS COME TO BERT MILLS AND SOUTHLAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. MANY OF OUR STUDENTS ARE CURRENTLY IMMIGRANT FAMILIES. WE CAN ALL GO BACK A FEW GENERATIONS AGO OF OUR OWN HISTORY AND UNDERSTAND WHERE WE HAVE ALL COME FROM. I THINK GOD I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO BE BLESSED TO GO TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY SCHOOLS. IGRADUATED WHEATON HIGH SCHOOL AND BE ABLE TO GO TO GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY ON FULL SCHOLARSHIP BECAUSE THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY SCHOOLS. I WAS A STUDENT WITH FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH . MY WIFE,WHO IS CURRENTLY A CPA , WAS ALSO A STUDENT WITH FREE AND REDUCED LUNCH BUT AM GRATEFUL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY WE HAVE HERE, BUT MY HOPE IS WE TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO REBALANCE THE EQUITY WITHIN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. I ASK IS FOR YOU TO MAKE A CHOICE AND DECIDE BUT BERT MILLS IN THE UPCOMING 2020 BUDGET FOR NEW SCHOOLS THAT MEETS THE PROJECTED STUDENT POPULATION TO THE FUTURE OF OUR NEXT GENERATION WILL BE BRIGHT.>>Shebra Evans: THANK YOU. AND DAN WALLACE?>>GOOD AFTERNOON KEVIN AND DAN ALL IS CHAIR OF THE ASSOCIATION EDUCATION SUPPORT COMMITTEE FROM. ON BEHALF OF OUR COMMUNITY, I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR ALL THE REALLY GOOD WORK YOU HAVE BEEN DOING ON BEHALF OF OUR SCHOOLS. WE ESPECIALLY APPRECIATE THE ADOPTION OF POLICY FAA INTRODUCING DEMOGRAPHICS IS A CRITICAL FACTOR IN PRIORITIZING SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION. SUCH CHALLENGES MOTIVATED OUR RESIDENTS TO SUBMIT INDIVIDUAL STATEMENTS SUPPORTING POLICY FAA. 45 OUT OF A TOTAL OF 78 COMMENTS. WE ARE HIGHLY COMMITTED TO THE SUCCESS OF OUR SCHOOL. BERT MILLS AND JULY CIP AMENDMENTS IS STILL POSITIONED FOR PLANNING AND DESIGN DUE TO THE MAJOR CAPITAL PROJECT PROGRAM. EVEN THOUGH THE PROGRAM WAS CUT BY $5 MILLION. BEFORE THIS WE FELT UNEASY AT THE DELAYED PLANNING AND DESIGN WHICH WAS ANNOUNCED FOR SPRING. WE HAVE BEEN DISAPPOINTED BEFORE IN 2013 THIRD WE HAD FEASIBILITY STUDY, WE WERE READY TO GO FOR CONSTRUCTION FUNDS AND A FISCAL DROP IN 16 INCLUDED BERT MILLS OUT BUT INSTEAD WE WERE CONSIGNED TO LIMBO OF FUTURE CIP TO BE DETERMINED. THE NEW COUNTYWIDE BOUNDARY STUDY TODAY DELAYED THE PLANNING AND DESIGN WE ONLY ASK YOUR FULLY INFORMED THAT INCLUDED IN THE PROCESS WHEN SCHEDULED . SINCE FOUR CURRENT FORECAST SO THE FACILITY WERE SUPPOSED TO SORT THE 668 BY 2025, WE ARE IN FULL SUPPORT OF THE INITIAL PROPOSAL OF A STANDALONE 750 SEAT FACILITY. THE PLAN IS REINFORCED BY PENDING DEVELOPMENT OF THEIR PROJECTS THAT PROMISE THAT 6600 RESIDENCES TO OUR AREA. THIS IS IT GOING TO AFFECT US IMMEDIATELY BECAUSE OF THE BOUNDARY STUDY. IN 2006 WE HAVE THE SAME ISSUE. WHEN 546 STUDENTS AND THEY WERE ABLE TO REDISTRIBUTE THEM TO CHRIS HAVEN AND NEW SCHOOL 16, WHICH IS ROSCOE. IF YOU LOOK AT THE CIP TODAY, YOU SEE BOTH THOSE SCHOOLS HAVE THEIR OWN CAPACITY LIMIT PROBLEMS. THIS IS NOT AN OPTION ANYMORE. THE 750 SEAT FACILITY SEEMS EVENORE PRESSING PARIS WE ALSO URGE YOU TO CONTINUE THIS MOMENTUM WHEN YOU TAKE OF CONSTRUCTION FUNDING IN THE NEAR FUTURE. PERSONAL NOTE, MY CHILDREN WENT TO BERT MILLS TWO DECADES AGO. SAME BUILDING, SAME PROBLEMS. MY DAUGHTER NOW FUND RAISES AND CREATES LIBRARIES IN MEMPHIS CITY SCHOOLS BECAUSE OF BERT MILLS. I VOLUNTEER FOR THREE YEARS, I LOVE THE KID, THEY ARE BROKEN. MY HOPE FOR THEM IS THEY CAN LOOK FORWARD TO REWARDING FUTURES, INCLUDING SOUTHLAKE, ON THEIR OWN JUST LIKE ANY OTHER SCHOOL IN THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY SCHOOLS. THANK YOU VERY MUCH.>>Shebra Evans: THANK YOU ALL.>>COULD YOU HELP US UNDERSTAND THE CHANGE IN HOW WE DECIDE WHICH SCHOOLS? AND HOW THAT ADDRESSED THE ISSUES BROUGHT UP IN TERMS OF CERTAIN SCHOOLS GETTING REBUILT AND THERE’S NEED COUNTYWIDE?>>HISTORICALLY THE SYSTEM WAS A LINEAR Q OF SCHOOLS. THAT LINE OF SCHOOLS WAS DONE BY YEAR. IF SCHOOLS DELAYED, ALL THE SCHOOLS IN A LATER YEAR WITH DELAYED BEHIND IT. WHEN I WALKED IN THE DOOR JULY 2016, WE WERE ABOUT SIX MONTHS INTO A PROCESS THAT RESULTED IN THE KEY FACILITY INDICATORS, WHICH LOOKS AT SCHOOLS SPECIFICALLY AND HOLISTICALLY. ALL THAT SOUNDS LIKE A CONTRADICTION, IT’S NOT. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT HAPPENS IS IT WAS CONSTANTLY BEING INTERRUPTED FOR CAPACITY PROJECT WHERE THERE WAS GROWTH. IT MEANT SCHOOLS LIKE SOUTHLAKE AND BERT MILLS, BOTH OF WHICH I VISITED AND NOTHING YOU SAID TODAY IS OVERSTATED AT ALL ABOUT THE NEED. NOTHING. KEPT GETTING PUSHED BACK. RATHER THAN HAVING A LINEAR SINGLE LINE OF SCHOOLS, WE PUT FORTH SETS OF SCHOOLS IN BOTH THE SCHOOLS ARE IN THE SET THE BOARD PUT FORTH LAST YEAR. WAS WE COME UPON THE END OF OCTOBER AND WE WILL ARRANG. THE MAJOR CAPITAL PROJECTS WILL RESULT IN A SET OF SCHOOLS BEING IDENTIFIED HER FUNDING FOR RENOVATION AND REPLACEMENT FOR IN REPLACEMENT BECOMES MORE FINANCIALLY SOUND DECISION. OFTEN TIMES IT COST TWICE WHAT IT WOULD BUILD A NEW HOUSE IN TERMS OF THE COST AS WELL WILL THE ENERGY SAVINGS. IN A COUPLE WEEKS WE WILL BE RELEASING ABOUT THE 24TH OR 25TH OFOCTOBER FOR IN MY RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD, THEY WILL TAKE THOSE AND WE WILL HAVE PUBLIC HEARINGS . THE BOARD WILL MAKE A DECISION BY 1 DECEMBER ABOUT WHAT TO FORWARD TO THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT. THE KEY THIS YEAR IS A COUNTY GOVERNMENT WILL HAVE TO LOOK AT THE LIST AND UNDERSTAND THE RECOMMENDATIONS ARE BASED ON VERY SOLID INFORMATION ABOUT VERY REAL NEED. THAT’S BEEN THE BIG SHIFT FROM A LINEAR Q OF SINGLE SCHOOLS. THE OTHER THING THAT HAS CHANGED. AS HE SAID, THIS IS MY FOURTH YEAR HERE SO I DON’T HAVE A LONG HISTORY, BUT I’VE STUDIED WHAT’S HAPPENED IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY. IN THE 1990s UP BEFORE SCHOOLS A YEAR COULD BE DONE FINANCIALLY IN RENOVATION OR REPLACEMENT PART OF THE REASON FOR THAT IS IN THE LATE 70s AND ALSO THE 80s A SYSTEM CLOSED OVER 60 SCHOOLS. THAT MEANT THE MOST THE SCHOOLS AND MOST DIRE NEED WERE CLOSED BECAUSE OF FALLING ENROLLMENT FOR IN THE ENROLLMENT HAS SHOT BACK UP IN THE 2000s IN THIS YEAR WE HAVE A HIGHER GROWTH THAN WE HAVE HAD IN ANY OF MY YEARS HERE SO FAR AT 2700 STUDENTS. THE NEED IS REAL BOTH TO RENOVATE AND REPLACE AND BUILD FOR CAPACITY, BUT WE HAVE TO BALANCE THAT. IT CANNOT JUST BE CAPACITY. BECAUSE WE GET FAR BEHIND IN OUR RENOVATIONS AND REPLACEMENT OF SOME OF OUR SCHOOLS THAT HAVE BEEN SERVING THE SYSTEM VERY WELL FOR MANY YEARS AND MANY GENERATIONS BUT MUST BE BE REPLACED NOW IF WE ARE GOING TO SERVE OUR STUDENTS WILL. I APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS TODAY AND FIND THEM TO BE INACCURATE REPRESENTATION OF WHAT I PERSONALLY FOUND IN BOTH OF THOSE SCHOOLS.>>Shebra Evans: THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING TODAY AND GIVING COMMENTS. WE APPRECIATE IT. IF YOUR NAME IS GOING TO BE WHO I WILL ANNOUNCE NEXT.WITH AN ACCENT OF PANELISTS. THANK YOU. WE HAVE ASKED COME TO THE TABLE ADORBETANCOURT , PATRICIA CARE, KEVIN HUMPHREY.>>GOOD AFTERNOON REPORTED EDUCATION PRESIDENT EVANS, BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS AND SUPERINTENDENT SMITH. AM A PROUD PARENT AT SOUTHLAKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DURING MY SON IS IN THE FIRST GRADE POINT WE HAD FOR MY FELLOW PARENTS IN THE LAST GENERAL MEETING AND TODAY ABOUT SOME OF THE DEFICITS AT SOUTHLAKE, INCLUDING HELP IN PARIS THANK YOU FOR THE STAFF WHO CAN TO OUR SCHOOL AND TO BERT MILLS LAST WEEK AFTER WE GAVE TESTIMONY. GIVES ME HOPE WE CAN WORK TOGETHER. AND I WANT TO IMPRESS ON YOU TODAY IS TEMPORARY FIXES HAVE LED TO SERIOUS CHALLENGES. SOMETIMES COMPOUNDING THE ORIGINAL STRESSORS.I WANT TO IMPRESS IS WE NEED TO ENGAGE TOGETHER IN A THOUGHTFUL PROCESS IN WHICH THE FACILITY HAS EXAMINED HOLISTICALLY INSTEAD OF AS A CHECKBOX. THE COMPLIANCE EXERCISE. WERE PARENTS AND CHILDREN CAN WAIT IN INCLEMENT WEATHER IS BECAUSE THE SCHOOL HAD BEEN CONCEIVED AS A COUNTY OFFICE SPACE. IS ALSO WELL MANY OF OUR CLASSROOMS ARE TRIANGULAR WITH PIPES THAT RUN TO THE MIDDLE OF THE CLASSROOM. PART OF THE REASON WHY OUR BATHROOMS ARE INSUFFICIENT IS BECAUSE WE HAVE 10 PORTABLES, NINE WHICH SERVE AS CLASSROOMS FOR DESIGNERS DID NOT THINK THROUGH THE FOOTPRINT AND IMPACT ON EXISTING SUPPORTING INFRASTRUCTURE. AS A RESULT, WHEN CHILDREN HAVE TO WAIT A LONG TIME TO USE THE BATHROOM. TWO, THE PLUMBING IS PRONE TO FAILURE FROM OVERUSE AND ON CERTAIN DAYS YOU COULD SMELL THE STENCH COMING FROM THE BATHROOMS. PART OF THE REASON WHY OUR CHILDREN AND PARENTS WERE HIT BY CARS IS BECAUSE THERE’S AN PHYSICIAN PARKING FOR STAFF IS APPARENT HAVE TO CROSS A BLIND TURN FROM AND WE HAVE TOPARK ACROSS THE STREET AT THE SHOPPING CENTER AND CROSSED THE LINE TURN . WE ARE MAKING DO WITH WHAT WE H SOLUTIONS PER THE EXISTING INFRASTRUCTURE CAN SUPPORT US ANYMORE AND HASN’T BEEN ABLE TO SUPPORT US FOR A WHILE. AND DESPITE THE CHALLENGES, THERE’S A SPIRIT IN OUR SCHOOL AND WE HAVE OUTSTANDING STAFF. STAFF THERE BECAUSE THEY WANT TO BE THERE. WE HAVE AN AMAZINGLY DIVERSE PARENT BODY READY, WILLING AND ORGANIZED THE ACTION IN MONTGOMERY WE HAVE RELATIONSHIPS WITH NEIGHBORING INSTITUTIONS TO SUPPORT US. WE WANT TO IMAGINE WITH YOU WHAT COULD BE DONE AT SOUTHLAKE THE COUNTY HAS IMPROVED THE ALLOCATION OF $120 MILLION TOWARD SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION FORGET IT IS NOT YOUR JOB TO SCHEDULE THE SCHOOLS WHERE YOU PRIORITIZE SOUTHLAKE AND BERT MILLS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.>>Shebra Evans: THANK YOU. PATRICIA CAREY QUICK.>>GOOD AFTERNOON DOCTOR SMITH AND BOARD OF EDUCATION PARIS THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO TESTIFY. I’M HERE TO TESTIFY ON BEHALF OF BERT MILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND TO SUPPORT SOUTHLAKE ELEMENTARY. LONG BEFORE I WAS A NURSE OR A MOTHER OR PTA BOARD MEMBER I WAS A VOLUNTEER IN KENYA. MY LOCAL COMMUNITY, A SMALL VILLAGE IN THE FOOTHILLS OF MOUNT KENYA INVITED ME TO WORK WITH THEIR COUNTERPARTS ON IMPROVING PRACTICES. AFTER BEING WELCOMED AND ACCEPTED IN THE COMMUNITY, I WAS ABLE TO WORK WITH SCHOOLS TO HELP PROCURE RESOURCES TO BUILD A LIBRARY AND A SCIENCE LAB. MY EXPERIENCE IN KENYA TAUGHT ME THE VALUE AND IMPORTANCE OF BELONGING TO A COMMUNITY, ASSESSING ITS NEEDS AND WORKING TOGETHER TOWARD A GOAL. WHEN I RETURNED TO THE UNITED STATES AND SETTLED INMONTGOMERY COUNTY FOR SEVERAL REASONS, INCLUDING THE RICH CULTURAL DIVERSITY , HIGHLY REBUTTABLE SCHOOL SYSTEM AN OPPORTUNITY FOR NOT ONLY ME BUT THE NEXT GENERATION. I AM PROUD MY THREE CHILDREN ARE ENROLLED IN BERT MILLS FINISHED MERGING PROGRAM AND HAPPY THEY ARE LEARNING A SECOND LANGUAGE WILL BE IMMERSED IN A CULTURALLY DIVERSE SETTING. WE ARE WORKING HARD AS A VILLAGE TO EDUCATE ON BEHALF OF BERT MILLS. PARENTS, STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS HAVE ATTENDED AND TESTIFY AT NUMEROUS BOARD MEETINGS. ARE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, TEACHERS AND STAFF WORKED TIRELESSLY TO MAKE SCHOOLS SHINE WITH FRESH PAINT COMMIT TO GLOW WITH OPTIMISM AND MINDFULNESS AND CREATE AN INVITING SPACE FOR OUR STUDENTS TO LEARN. BUT BEHIND THE FRESH PAINT AND SMILING FACES, THERE ARE STRUCTURAL AND FUNCTIONAL DEFICITS THAT IMPEDE OUR ABILITY TO SUPPORT STUDENT WELLNESS AND THE READINESS TO LEARN. MANY OF YOU, THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBERS, AND VISITED BERT MILLS IN THE PAST COUPLE YEARS AND WE THANK YOU FOR ATTENDING OUR MEETINGS AND LISTENING TO OUR CONCERNS FOR DOCTOR SMITH, AND I RECENTLY VISITED BERT MILLS AND I’M SURE YOU SAW THERE ARE SCHOOL FACILITY IS SIMPLY TOO SMALL AND IN ADEQUATE TO ACCOMMODATE OUR GROWING POPULATION IN EAST COUNTY. WE ARE OVER CAPACITY BY 200 STUDENTS AND CURRENTLY HAVE NINE PORTABLES. MAKING US ONE OF THE MOST OVERCROWDED SCHOOLS IN THE NORTHEAST . 200 STUDENTS NEED TO USE TO BATHROOMS WITH GOLDEN OVERTAXE . WE HAVE AN OLD HVAC SYSTEM WINDOW AIR CONDITIONING UNIT THAT ARE INEFFICIENT AND ALSO LEAK. THE SCHOOL HAS SIX LUNCH PERIODS TO ACCOMMODATE ALL THE STUDENTS FROM 11:00 A.M. UNTIL 2:00 P.M. BUT WE ARE NOT ADA COMPLIANT. WE ALSO THE CHOICE STUDY INVITE INTEREST IN EXPANDING THE PROGRAM BUT ARE SCHOOL SIMPLY TOO SMALL TO ACCOMMODATE THAT. WAS TO CHALLENGES GOES ON AND ON PAREN I’M HERE TODAY ALONG WITH FELLOW SCHOOL AND MEMBERS TO ALLOCATE THE NECESSARY FUNDS FOR A NEW SCHOOL BUILDING FOR BERT MILLS. A TITLE I SCHOOL BOARD WE NEED YOUR INVESTMENT TO CREATE A NE , SAFE AND NURTURING ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR STUDENTS AND WENEED YOUR HELP TO OUR COMMUNITY CAN RAISE CHILDREN WHO ARE READY TO LEARN , THRIV AND LEAVE MONTGOMERY COUNTY. THANK YOU.>>Shebra Evans: THANK YOU. KEVIN HUMPHREYS?>>KEVIN HUMPHREYS. AND AND PARENT OF TWO CHILDREN AT FROM LINDA ELEMENTARY AND FIRST I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU. I HAVE TWO BOYS, NINE YEARS OLD FOURTH GRADE. YOU KNOW WHAT THEY ARE LIKE. WE HAVE SOME SIGNS OF TEMPERAMENT I GOT A SITTING OVATION FROM THAT CROWN. [LAUGHTER] THE OTHER DAY MY KIDS WENT OUT THE GARAGE DOOR AND WENT TO THE PARK. I CAME HOME, OPENED MY GARAGE DOOR AND THE DOOR TO THE GARAGE INTO THE HOUSE WAS LEFT UNLOCKED. TYPICAL NINE-YEAR-OLD BOYS. LEAVE THE DOOR OPEN, THEY DON’T KNOW WHAT YOU THINK GOODNESS IS A GARAGE DOOR PRINT WHY DO I TELL THE STORY? I’M HERE BECAUSE YOU CAN ALL RELATE PAREN FENCES FOR FARMLAND PAREN I REPRESENT A LOT OF PARENTS AND STUDENTS I HAVE FARMLAND. I HAVE FOR NEW PORTABLES. THEY JUST WERE LAUNCHED ON US THE SUMMER AND WE ARE USING THEM IN THE SECURITY FOR THOSE PORTABLES ARE MY NINE-YEAR-OLD PAREN WHO ARE THE ONES THAT HAVE TO MAKE SURE THE DOORS ARE CLOSED AND THAT THE DOORS ARE LOCKED THAT GO BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN THE SCHOOL AND PORTABLES. THAT IS JUST NOT ACCEPTABLE. I LOVE MY KID, THEY ARE SMART BUT THEY ARE NINE AND CAN’T CLOSE THE DOOR ALL THE TIME FROM CAN WE HAVE SECURITY CAMERAS THAT ARE BEING INSTALLED. VERY SHORTLY. THEY CAN BE DEFEATED BY SOMEONE WEARING A HOODIE. THAT DOESN’T DO ANYTHING. IT DOESN’T PREVENT ANYTHING FROM HAPPENING AT THE SCHOOL. GREAT, YOU BOUGHT SOME CAMERAS FOR US. WE APPRECIATE IT, BUT IT DOESN’T STOP THEBLEM. I’M SURE YOU READ LOTS OF STUDIES AND YOU KNOW LOTS OF NUMBERS. I HAVE A FEW NUMBERS. 25, SEVEN, FIVE, THREE, EIGHT AND 45. THERE WILL BE TESTS ON THIS LATER FOR 25 STRIDES FROM THE CUR, PARKING LOT TO THE STEPS. TO THE PORTABLES FOR THE WELCOMING STEPS THAT ARE OPEN IN FRONT OF OUR SCHOOL. SEVEN IS HOW LONG IT TAKES IN SECONDS LISTEN SEVEN SECONDS TO JOG UP TO THOSE STEPS. FIVE THE NUMBER OF STEPS, THREE OF THE NUMBER OF FEET FROM THE STEPS TO THE FIRST DOOR OF THE PORTABLES WERE IN EIGHT OF THE NUMBER OF DOORS BUT MY KIDS ARE SUPPOSED TO OPEN, CLOSE AND MAKE SURE ARE LOCKED. 45 FROM THE NUMBER OF MINUTES THE TEACHERS WERE GIVEN A SECURITY TRAINING IS EVER SECURITY FOR OUR PORTABLES AT FROM LINDA ELEMENTARY. CAMERAS COMING AND, WHICH WHY ARE THEY COMING IN SO LATE? I DO NOT KNOW. WOULD LIKE TO PETITION TO HAVE FENCES BUILT FOR FARMLAND ELEMENTARY PORTABLE.>>Shebra Evans: THANK YOU, MR. HUMPHREYS. SO AT THIS TIME MS. SILVESTRI?>>Karla Silvestre: DOCTOR SMITH, COULD YOU TALK ABOUT FENCING IF WE ARE EXPLORING THAT WERE WHAT VISIBILITIES?>>WE HAVE BEEN LOOKING UP FENCING OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS AND CLEARLY IT IS BUILT SOME PLACES BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN NECESSARY AS A SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN RENOVATED OR HAS BEEN ADDED. BUT IT IS NOT BEEN A TYPICAL PART OF MCPS EFFORTS OVER MANY YEARS ACCORDING TO THE INFORMATION I HAVE BEEN PROVIDED.IT IS A COMPETING INTEREST WITH ALL THE OTHER EFFORTS IN CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS AND CONSTRUCTION AND IT’S ALSO A WIDESPREAD ISSUE IN TERMS OF HAVING PORTABLE CLASSROOMS. WE HAVE ALMOST 400 PORTABLE CLASSROOMS IN THE SYSTEM ACROSS POTENTIALLY 208 SCHOOL. AND SO WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK ON THAT AND LOOK AT IT AND WE WILL CERTAINLY FOLLOW UP WITH MY STAFF ABOUT FARMLAND AND SEE WHAT THE ISSUES ARE THERE AND WE WILL JUST KEEP WORKING THROUGH THE PROCESS OF TAKING A LOOK AT THINGS AND CONSIDERING IT AND MOVING FORWARD IN THE AREAS WHERE WE CAN.>>Shebra Evans: MRS. O’NEILL?>>Patricia O’Neill: AT ONE POINT IN TIME ON THE ISSUE OF DANCING AROUND PORTABLES, WAS MY UNDERSTANDING AND IT CAME ABOUT AT POTOMAC ELEMENTARY SPECIFICALLY. THAT THE FIRE MARSHAL WANTED OR DEMANDED THAT CHILDREN BE ABLE TO FLEE FROM THE PORTABLES. HAS THAT CHANGED AS A REQUIREMENT OR IS IT STRICTLY ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS?IT ALSO INVOLVES THE AWNING AROUND PORTABLES SO FIRE TRUCKS COULD EASILY ACCESS AUDIBLES. BUT MAINLY IT WAS THAT CHILDREN NEEDED TO BE ABLE TO FLEE. I UNDERSTAND HEAVILY WE WANT TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN FROM INTRUDERS, BUT THERE’S ALSTHE NEED . I RAISE THAT QUESTIO. THE FIRE MARSHAL WAS PRETTY STRICT ABOUT IT WITH US.>>THE FIRE MARSHAL HAS NOT CHANGED THE RULES AROUND THE FENCING AND IS ON A CASE BY CASE BASIS. IT HAS TO DO WITH EGRESS AND ACCESS AND FIRE EQUIPMENT IN THERE. THAT’S ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE TO LOOK AT THREE ONE OF THE TESTS WE DO IN EACH SCHOOL WHEN WE ARE CONSIDERING FENCING OR THE REQUEST FOR US TO TAKE A LOOK AT FENCING.>>Brenda Wolff: I JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR ADVOCACY. I VISITED BOTH SALT LAKE AND BERT MILLS AND COMPLETELY AGREE WITH YOUR ASSESSMENT ABOUT BOTH. I AM COGNIZANT THAT DOCTOR SMITH DID SAME WE ARE NOT NECESSARILY LOOKING AT PRESENTING WORK BECAUSE, AS YOU KNOW, IT IS CHEAPER SOMETIMES TO TEAR THE SCHOOL DOWN AND START OVER. AND MR. HUMPHREYS, I VISITED SOME SCHOOLS I’VE BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT THE FENCING AROUND IT TOO. SURE DOCTOR SMITH AND STAFF WE WILL TAKE A LOOK AT THIS AND WE WILL BE BACK WITH YOU. THANK YOU.>>I WANTED TO THANK ALL THE PEOPLE AND CAME OUT TO TESTIFY. BUT IT LOOKS LIKE SOUTH LAKES. THAT MOVED ON. I LIKE THE FACT BERT MILLS AND SOUTHLAKE ARE SUPPORTING EACH OTHER AND YOU’RE CONCERNED ABOUT THE FENCING. I’VE ALWAYS HEARD WE HAD A PROBLEM WITH THE FIRE DEPARTMENT ON WHAT WE WANTED TO DO AND WHAT THEY WOULD ALLOW US TO DO. YOU SHOULD BE INVOLVED IN THE DELIBERATIONS SO WE KNOW WHAT THE CONCERNS ARE THERE.I’M GOING TO BE TALKING A LITTLE BIT LATER ABOUT BOYS AND THE COLORED SCHOOLS IN HER FAMILY. I DON’T KNOW WHAT HER FAMILY NAME IS, BUT I WILL BE TALKING ABOUT FAMILIES WHO HAVE BEEN HERE FOR A VERY LONG TIME IN GAITHERSBURG. AND THE SCHOOL IS NOW CALLED EDWARD Q TAYLOR. IT WAS NAMED FOR THE LAST SUPERINTENDENT OF THE COLORED SCHOOLS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY.>>Shebra Evans: ONCE AGAIN WE THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING TO GIVE PUBLIC COMMENT. AT THIS TIME OUR NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS ITEM SIX, BOARD COMMENTS. WILL START WITH MRS. UNCROSS TROTSKY. MRS. O’NEILL?>>Patricia O’Neill: IN THIS MORNING THERE’S AN ARTICLE ABOUT THE NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS THAT WERE ANNOUNCED YESTERDAY APPEARED ONE OF THEM IS FROM JOHNS HOPKINS. I THINK IT’S DOCTOR I’M NOT QUITE SURE HOW IT’S PRONOUNCED. I POINT THIS OUT BECAUSE IN HIS REMARKS YESTERDA, HE MENTIONED HIS INSPIRATION FOR HIS LIFE SORT BEGIN IN HIGH SCHOOL WITH THE SCIENCE TEACHER NAMED ROSE TAYLOR. HE SAID HE REALLY NEEDED TO PAY TRIBUTE TO HER BECAUSE SHE INSPIRED HIM AND OTHERS IN HIS CLASS BEHIND EVERY GREAT PERSON OR TEACHER. WE THINK OUR TEACHERS WHO INSPIRE STUDENTS DAILY. I THOUGHT THAT WAS A NICE TRIBUTE WERE NOT SURE HOW I WOULD REACT WAS VERY NICE. RECENTLY DOCTOR DOCCA AND I ATTENDED THE IDENTITY 20TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION AND CANDACE CATERE, WHO WAS ONE OF THE FOUNDERS, WAS RECOGNIZED AND HONORED. IT WAS AN AMAZING CELEBRATION. SO WELL ATTENDED. SHE HAD SOME PARTICULARLY TOUCHING STORIES ABOUT FOLKS THEY HAVE WORKED WITH AND HOW THEY CAME TO THE UNITED STATES THAT BROUGHT PEOPLE TO TEARS. SO WE CONGRATULATE IDENTITY ON 20 YEARS AND WORKING WITH THEM C.P.S. AND THEY ARE A VALUED PARTNER AND THEY WILL BE ONE OF THE SPARK SPONSORS OF THE BLACK AND BROWN COALITION NEXT WEEK BUT I THINK THIS IS THE 15. ALSO, DOCTOR DOCCA AND I ATTENDED THE SUPERINTENDENTS BREAKFAST SPONSORED BY THE EDUCATION FOUNDATION THE PRESIDENT AND CEO OF TYCO HOLDINGS WAS THE SPEAKER AND HE WAS VERY ENGAGING PRETTY QUITE A COMPELLING LIFE STORY AT AS A FIRST GENERATION. AND HIS FAMILY TO GO TO COLLEGE. YOU TALKED ABOUT THE DIFFICULTIES NAVIGATING HIS WAY TO COLLEG. HE BECAME AN ELECTRICAL ENGINEER AND THROUGH A VARIETY OF MENTORS IN HIS LIFE FOR THE NUMBER ONE MENTOR IN HIS LIFE, HE SAID, WAS HIS WIFE. HE ROSE THROUGH THE RANKS OF PEPCO. OUR STUDENTS WERE ABSOLUTELY WONDERFUL AND SO ENGAGING, SO THOUGHTFUL IN THEIR QUESTIONS WITH HIM. AT EVERY TABLE WERE BUSINESS LEADERS MUST AND LEADERS IN MONTGOMERY MEDICAL SOCIETY AND OTHERS. WE THINK EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN MOST OF ALL OUR STUDENTS. WE WERE AT A USED TABLE WITH TWO STUDENTS THAT WERE AP STUDENTS. IT WAS WONDERFUL. MCA IS PART OF THEIR LEADERSHIP FORU. HAD A MEETING ON SATURDAY MORNING ABOUT KERMAN AND THE BIG ROCKS IN THE BIG IDEA. THERE WERE A LOT OF ELECTED OFFICIALS, PARENTS, LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS, PROGRESSIVE MARYLAND THAT PARTICIPATED IN THE TABLETOP DISCUSSIONS AND I THINK NOVEMBER 6 THERE IS A FORM OF MONTGOMERY BLAIR HIGH SCHOOL IN THE EVENING IN THE CAFETERIA THAT WILL CONTINUE TO BUILD ON THE CONVERSATIONS AND THE BLUEPRINT FOR THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY MARYLAND.>>Shebra Evans: THINK EVERY DOCTOR DOCCA?>>Judith Docca: OKAY. I JUST WANTED TO SAY SOMETHING A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH BEFORE I GO ON. WE HAVE SOME PIONEERS IN THIS COUNTY WHO WERE PRINCIPALS. AND ANOTHER POSITIONS IN THE COUNTY. ONE PERSON IS MARIA. I COULDN’T REMEMBER, BUT SHE WAS A LONGTIME PRINCIPAL AT NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE. VERY MUCH BELOVED. AND THEY REALLY WERE VERY SAD WHEN SHE RETIRED. SHE WAS SUCH A GROUNDBREAKER. AND WE HAVE OTHER PEOPLE WHOSE NAMES ARE RELATED TO THE COMMUNIT. SINCE WE DON’T HAVE A HUGE NUMBER OR DIDN’T HAVE A HUGE NUMBER OF PERSONS WHO WERE LATINO, I’M GOING TO MENTION THEM. BETTY KNIGHT MORGAN, WHO WAS A DIRECTOR HERE AFTER BEING A PRINCIPAL. AND OF COURSE WE HAVE DOCTOR NAVARRO, WHO IS PRESENTLY WITH US. ONE. HE IS AN EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR DOWNSTAIRS IN SHARED ACCOUNTABILITY. MEREDITH WILLIAMS, I BELIEVE IN COMMUNICATIONS, MARIA MONTGOMERY WAS PRINCIPAL AT TAKOMA PARK MIDDLE SCHOO. AND JACK THE RIPPER I KNOW NOBODY KNOWS THAT NAME. BUT YOU KNOW, PAT. HE WAS IN CHARGE OF TECHNOLOGY WHEN WE HAD THE DEPARTMENT UPSTAIRS. THEY ALSO HAD WORKED WITH ME ON HUMAN RELATIONS BEFORE THAT. AND OBERTO. I DOUBT SERIOUSLY IF ANYBODY REMEMBERS THAT. WAS THE FIRST LATINO TO WORK IN HUMAN RELATIONS WHEN THEY WERE BEGINNING TO PUT THEIR FILES TOGETHER AND THEIR PROGRAMS TOGETHER. RESOLVABLE WAS A PRINCIPAL HE , AS WAS SALLY. SO THOSE ARE THE NAMES THAT CAME TO MIND RIGHT AWAY WHO WERE FOR THE PORTIONS WHO REALLY STARTED US WITH LATINO ISSUES. WE STARTED GETTING MORE AND MORE STUDENTS AT THAT TIME. I’M GOING TO MOVE FROM THAT TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS BECAUSE I’M ALSO WANTING YOU TO CONNECT THIS TO EVIDENCE OF LEARNING BECAUSE WE KNOW WE ARE NOT HAPPY WITH SOME OF THE SCORES THERE FOR AFRICAN-AMERICAN LATINOS. AND ON SUNDAY 9 OCTOBER, LINDA FARRELL, WHO IS NOT IN THE ROOM RIGHT NOW POINT LINDA FARRELL WORKS FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT AND FOR DOCTOR JOHNSON. BELONGS TO GOSHEN CHURCH, WHICH IS IN GAITHERSBURG. USED TO BE STUART SOUND CHURCH IN CASE ANY OF YOU KNOW ABOUT A. THEY HAD AN EDUCATION SUNDAY. BECAUSE OF HER PERSONALITY AND HER STEADFASTNES, LOTS OF PEOPLE CAME TO THIS SERVICE. I’M GOING TO MENTION THEM BECAUSE THESE ARE OUR STAFF MEMBERS WHO GAVE UP THEIR SUNDAY FROM 10:00 IN THE MORNING UNTIL 1:30 P.M. TO BE WITH US TO TALK ABOUT EDUCATI . MRS. YOLANDA ALLEN, MS. PATER, MR. SHERMAN, MRS. DEMPSEY COMMITMENTS SHARYL DYSON, DOCTOR DARLENE, MISS NIKKI HAZEL, MS. KING. DOCTOR KEISHA LOGAN, PRINCIPAL. MISS DIAN, MR. MOHAMME, PRINCIPAL AND MISS MICHELLE RUBIN AND JANET WILSON FROM SHARED ACCOUNTABILITY. AND MS. DANIEL WILSO. ALSO, THE 1927 BEST TO GROUP. WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THEM BEFORE AND THEY HAD TO CAREERS THEY RETIRED FROM AND THEY ARE STILL TRYING TO WORK ON ACADEMICS FOR OUR STUDENTS. THEY WERE ALSO PRESENT IN RECEIVED CERTIFICATION THERE. CHRIS BARCLAY FROM THE REVEREND DOCTOR RUBY MOON, NATALIE JOHNSON, LUCY HATES. I HOPE I DIDN’T MISS ANYBODY. THEY WERE ALSO THEY HAVE ABOUT 50 OR MORE CHILDREN BROUGHT OUT FRONT AND THEY TALKED WITH THE MINISTER AND TALKED WITH THE AUDIENCE. WAS REALLY VERY HEARTWARMING FOR WE KNOW THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT EDUCATION. WE APPRECIATE THEM HAVING THAT SUNDAY. THIS SUNDAY, JUST YESTERDAY, THE ROTARY CLUB OGAITHERSBURG , WHICH IS SADLY TO THE MONTGOMERY VILLAGE ROTARY CLUB. GREG WILLIAMS INVITED ME TO THIS.I ALMOST DIDN’T GO BECAUSE IT WAS A MONDAY AFTERNOON 4:30 P.M. OKAY. BUT I DID GO. GREG HAD BEEN THE LEADER FOR ROTARY IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND FOR THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN TO DO ANYTHING OF THAT SORT. HE WAS TRAVELING AROUND MARYLAND WORKING WITH THE ROTARY CLUB. THIS DINNER WAS AN HONOR OF SIEGEL AND TAYLO, WHO IS MINISTER AT JERUSALEM CHURCH. YOU ALL KNOW WHERE JERUSALEM IS? IT’S A VERY OLD CHURCH AND HE HAS BEEN THERE A LONG TIME. WAS ALSO A30 YEAR EMPLOYEE HERE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY. HE WAS AN ELECTRICIAN HERE . WHILE I WAS THERE. I’VE BEEN HERE A LONG TIME. YOU ALL KNOW THAT. I TALKED ABOUT IT A LOT. MR. JOHN KELLY WAS THERE. HE WAS WANTED TO AFRICAN-AMERICAN PERSONAL WORKERS. ONE OF THE FIRST TO IN THE COUNTY. HIS DAUGHTER WAS A TEACHER. HIS WIFE IS THE DAUGHTER OF EDWARD YOU TAYLOR. I MENTIONED IN BEFORE FOR THE LAST COLORED SUPERINTENDENT. IT’S A FAMILY KIND OF THING. THEY ARE RELATED TO SEE GLENN TAYLOR THE MINISTER. I DIDN’T KNOW THEY WERE ALL RELATED. GAITHERSBURG HAS PRODUCED QUITE A NUMBER OF REALLY INTERESTING AND ACCOMPLISHED PEOPLE. I KNOW MANY OF YOU CAME OUT OF FREDERICK TO BE WITH US THAT DAY. AND I JUST WANTED TO ALSO MENTION PEOPLE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY WHO WERE TRAILBLAZERS FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS. EDITH MARTIN, WHO WAS A TEACHER IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM AND A PRINCIPAL WHEN IT WAS A COLORED SCHOOL. BUT WHEN SHE WAS REASSIGNED SHE WAS NOT MADE A PRINCIPAL. THIS WAS AFTER DESEGREGATION. SHE IS ABOUT 95. SHOULD WAS A PRINCIPAL AND BECOME AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL. SHE WAS REASSIGNED IN THE ENTER GATED SCHOOL SYSTEM. SHE WAS THE ONLY ONE. OF GET TO ROSE KRAMER IN A MINUTE. THIS BUILDING HAD BEEN THE HIGH SCHOOL. AND THEY WERE GOING TO USE IS FOR ROCKVILLE FOR THE HIGH SCHOOL FOR ALL THE KIDS IN ROCKVILLE. ROSE KRAMER SAID ROSE KRAMER WAS COUNTY COUNCIL MEMBER AND ALSO THE WIFE OF SID KRAMER WHO WAS A LONG TIME COUNTY EXECUTIVE AND WHOSE SON IS A SENDER IN THE DELEGATION. THEY ARE DEVOTED TO PUBLIC SERVICE. SAID SHE WAS REALLY HAPPY ABOUT THE SCHOOL BEING USED BY EVERYBODY IN ROCKVILLE. SHE THOUGHT THEY WERE REALLY LIBERAL PEOPLE AND REALLY UNDERSTOOD ABOUT DESEGREGATION. THEY SAID NO WAY. OUR CHILDREN ARE NOT SITTING ON THOSE SEATS WHERE BLACK CHILDREN HAVE BEEN. SO IT TURNS OUT THIS BUILDING WAS MADE, THIS ADMINISTRATIVE BUILDING. AND THEY BUILT JULIUS WEST. I THOUGHT THIS WAS REALLY FUNNY POINT IS IT OKAY, THEY GOT WHAT THEY WANT TO BUT THAT’S THE UGLIEST SCHOOL EVER BUILT. THAT IS SOME OF THE HISTORY AND WE WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT JULIUS WEST TODAY ABOUT THE NAMING OF THAT. ANYHOW, I WANTED TO MENTION SOME OF THOSE THINGS BECAUSE THESE ARE PEOPLE WHO HAVE BEEN CONCERNED ABOUT OUR KIDS AND ARE STILL CONCERNED AND I THINK IT HAS TO DO WITH EVIDENCE OF LEARNING. I ALSO WENT TO WATKINS MIDDLE HIGH SCHOOL YESTERDAY FOR A MUSIC PROGRAM PROVIDED BY MUSIC NATIO. AND THEY ARE GOING TO HIGH SCHOOLS ALL OVERTHE COUNTRY . THEY WILL BE GOING TO BLAIR ON WEDNESDAY. THEY PROVIDED ALL OF THESE TENTS WHAT YOU CALL THOSE THINGS? BLOWN UP AND YOU CAN JUMP IN? YEAH.THE HEADBANDS THEY ARE. THEY WERE DOING A LOT OF MUSIC, THEY WERE TALKING TO THE KIDS. THEY WANTED TO MAKE SURE THE KIDS WERE INTERESTED IN MUSIC, ART AND THEATER ART. AND THEY WERE REALLY PROMOTING THAT EVERYWHERE. NOT ONLY THAT, ALL THE ORCHESTRA AND BAND INSTRUMENTS WILL BE PLACED. THEIR COMPUTERS WILL BE REPLACE. IF YOU NURTURE WILL BE REPLACED AND THEY ARE DOING THIS IN EVERY SCHOOL TO GO TO. THEY ARE SPONSORED BY HOLLISTER THAT MAKES ATHLETIC CLOTHING. TEENAGE CLOTHING. THE OTHER ONE IS TALKIN, WHICH I’VE NEVER HEARD OF. THOSE ARE CHIPS OF SOME SORT. [LAUGHTER] >>TO OTHER COMPANIES THAT ARE PROVIDING THIS NONPROFIT WITH INFORMATION. ABOUT THIS. I FOUND THAT CONFERENCE VERY INTERESTING BECAUSE IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO SHARE CHALLENGES WITH THE OTHER SCHOOL BOARD OF EDUCATION AND FOR THEM TO SHARE THEIR US AND FOR US TO REALIZE WE HAVE A LOT OF THE SAME THINGS. SOME A LARGER SCALE THAN OTHERS, BUT A LOT OF THE SAME CHALLENGES. ALSO, IT’S AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO SHARE OUR STRATEGIES FOR STUDENT SUCCESS. I WOULD LIKE TO ASK MS. DIXON AND DOCTOR DOCCA IF THEY CAN BE A LITTLE BIT MORE AGGRESSIVE IN GETTING US ON THE AGENDA. I THINK WE HAVE A LOT TO CONTRIBUTE. AND WE SHOULD HAVE BEEN UP THERE ON THAT FORUM. THANK YOU.>>THE ONLY THING I CAN SAY TO THAT IS THAT WE HAVE ALWAYS TAKEN OVER AS A CONFERENCE. WE SOMETIMES HAVE TO HOLD BACK BECAUSE THERE ARE OTHER COUNTIES. [LAUGHTER] >>THANK YOU. MR. TINBITE?>>Nate Tinbite: SOMEWHAT OF A LESSER BUSIER MONTH THAN OTHERS FOR ME, BUT I WANTED TO MENTION I WILL HAVE A TOWNHOME FOR STUDENTS IN THE SENECA VALLEY CLUSTER OCTOBER 24 FROM 6:00 TO 7:30 P.M. TO TALK ABOUT ALL STUDENT ISSUES, BUT ALSO THEIR UPCOMING SENECA VALLEY BOUNDARY DECISION. AND ALSO THIS THURSDAY I WILL BE AT EINSTEIN HIGH SCHOOL IN THIS FRIDAY I WILL BE AT GAITHERSBURG HIGH SCHOOL.>>Shebra Evans: MS. DIXON?>>Jeanette Dixon: THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT. THIS IS A VERY HAPPY DAY FOR YANKEES FANS. THEY SWEPT THE MINNESOTA TWINS AND WILL BE MOVING ON. AND THE NUTS. THEY CAME FROM BEHIND. THEY ARE EVEN WITH WHAT IS THAT TEAM IN LA THERE ARE PLAYING? [LAUGHTER] WE HAVE THAT TO LOOK FORWARD TO AS WELL. I REALLY AM A DIEHARD BASEBALL FAN AND YANKEES ESPECIALLY. REALLY PLEASED ABOUT THAT. SO I DID WANT TO MENTION MS. EVANS, MS. WOLF, MR. TINBITE AND MRS. SMONDROWSKI AND OUR STAFF LEGISLATIVE ASSISTANT DANIELLE AND I ATTENDED THE CUBE CONFERENCE IN MIAMI. CUBE STANDS FOR COUNSEL OF URBAN BOARDS OF EDUCATION. IT REALLY WAS PROBABLY AMONG THE BEST PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT I’VE HAD SINCE I HAVE BEEN ON THE BOARD OF EDUCATION BECAUSE IT WAS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO MEET WITH OTHER URBAN BOARDS OF EDUCATION. I DO CONSIDER US THE URBAN BOARD OF EDUCATION.BUT THEY ARE FOCUSED OBVIOUSLY ON EDUCATING ALL STUDENTS. PREDOMINANTLY AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND LATINO STUDENTS. IT REALLY WAS INTERESTING TO HEAR SOME OF THE IDEAS THEY HAD IN TERMS OF EDUCATING STUDENTS. I WOULD REALLY URGE COLLEAGUES AND ADMINISTRATION BUT I KNOW DOCTOR McKNIGHT WAS GOINGTO GO WITH US . THERE WAS A DEATH IN HER FAMILY. BUT NEXT YEAR IT WILL BE IN HOUSTON. THE GOOD TIME ATTENDING MORE SESSIONS AND SOME OF THE IDEAS WERE VERY INTERESTING. THERE’S A VERY SMALL DISTRICT IN TEXAS THAT DOES SOME INCENTIVES IN TERMS OF HAVING THE STUDENTS TAKE ADVANCED PLACEMENT THEY HAVE PARTNERSHIPS WITH CORPORATIONS AND WILL OF PEOPLE.THE PAY STUDENTS $100 TO GET A THREE OR BETTER ON THE AP EXAM. AND ALSO THE TEACHERS. GET $100 FOR EACH OF THE STUDENTS, THE STUDENT SITE GET A THREE OR BETTER ON THE AP EXAMS. I’M LOOKING FORWARD TO AN OPPORTUNITY TO DEBRIEF WITH COLLEAGUES IN THE ADMINISTRATION ON THAT. BUT IT WOULD REALLY BE GREAT IF NEXT YEAR WE HAD MORE OF US ATTEND. A DIFFERENT WAY OF THINKIN. I THINK WE NEED JUST TO GET ALL THESE IDEAS TO HELP US MOVE FORWARD. I WAS VERY IMPRESSED AT HOW HARD MR. TINBITE WORKED ON HIS STUDIES DURING THE CONFERENCE, ALTHOUGH HE DID HAVE A GOOD TIME AT NIGH. HE WAS A CONCERT THERE AND IT’S FINE AND HE KNOWS HOW TO UBER. I DON’T KNOW HOW TO UBER. ANYWAY, I THINK HE HAD A GOOD TIME TOO. RIGHT? YES, YOU DID. I THINK WE ALL DID. SO I’M REALLY GRATEFUL TO HAVE BEEN ABLE TO GO. IT WAS GOOD. THANK YOU.>>Shebra Evans: MR. SMITH? DOCTOR SMITH?>>SO IS EVERYONE SHARED, THERE’S A LOT GOING ON PARIS TO WANTED TO CALL ATTENTION TO OUR ENROLLMENT IT I STATED IT AND A FEW MINUTES AGO IN RESPONSE TO A QUESTION FROM ONE OF THE BOARD MEMBERS. WE DO HAVE OVER 2700 MORE K-12 STUDENTS THIS YEAR AFTER A SLOWING IN GROWTH LAST YEAR. THAT IS A PRESSURE AND IT MEANS WE REALLY HAVE TO PAY ATTENTION AND MEET THE NEEDS OF EVERY SINGLE STUDENT THAT WALKS IN OUR SCHOOL. THUS A CENTRAL PURPOSE OF THIS SCHOOL SYSTE. IT IS IMPORTANT TO BE AWARE THAT. ALSO, CALL ATTENTION TO THE FOUNDATION BREAKFAST. IT WAS A DELIGHTFUL EXPERIENCE TO SPEND TIME WITH THE STUDENTS THAT MORNING AND THE QUESTIONS ARE JUST OUTSTANDING IN THEIR WAYS OF THINKING OR SO INFORM ALL OUR WORK IN THE WAY WE DO OUR JOBS TOGETHER. I REALLY APPRECIATED THAT. I ALSO WANT TO REPEAT AGAIN THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF COLORED PEOPLE. I DID AND THEY ARE SPONSORING THE FOR THEM ON OCTOBER 15. IT’S A FREE EVENT AT GAITHERSBURG HIGH SCHOOL FROM 7:00 TO 9:00. IS A BLACK AND BROWN FORM. IT LOOKS AT THE NEEDS OF OUR STUDENTS OF COLOR AND WHAT WE NEED TO BE CONTINUING TO DO AN INCREASING AND CHANGING IN ORDER TO MEET THE NEEDS OF EVERY STUDENT. THAT IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR EVERYONE IN OUR COMMUNITY TO JOIN IN THATCONVERSATION . THIS WEEK WE HAVE A RISE IN INNOVATIVE LEARNING INITIATIVES LAUNCH.YOU ALL KNOW THREE OF OUR MIDDLE SCHOOLS FOR ARGYLE AND NEWS WILL. WE HAVE A TECHNOLOGY GRANT AND INSTRUCTIONAL GRANT THAT INTERSECTS THE USE OF TABLETS WITH INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICE. ALL STUDENTS, ALL ADULTS, EVERYONE IS INVOLVED WITH THE JOINT 52 OTHER SCHOOLS IN THE LATEST COHORT OF VERIZON INNOVATIVE LEARNING SCHOOLS FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR. AND SO THE TAKEOFF WILL BE AT ARGYLE MIDDLE THIS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 11 . THERE WILL BE AN EVENT IN THE MORNING THERE TO KICK IT OFF. WE ARE REALLY GRATEFUL FOR THE PARTNERSHIP WITH VERIZON AND HOW WE DO OUR WORK AND THINK ABOUT HOW TO ALWAYS BETTER MEET THE NEEDS OF ALL STUDENTS. ALSO, I WANT TO CALL ATTENTION TO AN EVENT I DID NOT GET TO ATTEND LASTWEEK . I WAS AWAY.BUT I HAVE BEEN THE PREVIOUS THREE YEARS AND I LOVE THIS EVENT. INTERNATIONAL WALKED TO SCHOOL DAY WAS LAST WEEK. DOZENS OF SCHOOLS THROUGHOUT MCPS HELD EVENT. OUR: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WHERE MEMBERS OF THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT, FIRE DEPARTMENT, COUNTY OFFICIALS AND DOCTOR MARIA NAVARRO REPRESENTED ME THERE JOIN TOGETHER TO WALK TO SCHOOL. ONE OF MY FAVORITE ACTIVITIES IS THIS DAY OF EVERYONE COMING TOGETHER FOR DIVISION ZERO INITIATIVE HERE IN THE COUNTY IS A MULTIAGENCY EFFORT, BUT ALSO IT LOOKS AT HOW WE CAN MAKE IT SAFER TO WALK IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY BECAUSE EVEN ONE FATALITY OR ACCIDENT INVOLVING A PEDESTRIAN IS TOO MANY. AND SO THEY WORKED TOGETHER WITH US AND MANY OTHER AGENCIES TO GREET SAFER STREETS FOR PEDESTRIANS, BICYCLISTS AND DRIVERS. THERE IS ALSO AN EVENT COMING UP THAT WILL BE HOSTED BY THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY COUNCIL OF PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATIONS IN THE COUNTIES PEDESTRIAN AND BICYCLE TRAFFIC SAFETY ADVISORY COMMITTEE AT NORTHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL FROM 8:30 A.M. TO 12:30 P.M. ON OCTOBER 19. ONCE AGAIN, THIS IS AN EVENT WHERE PEOPLE CAN COME TOGETHER AND DISCUSS WAYS TO MAKE IT SAFER AND HAVE SAFER ROUTES TO SCHOOL AND EVERYWHERE ELSE THEY WANT TO GO AND OUR COMMUNITY. WE HAVE A FEW VIDEO HIGHLIGH I WOULD LIKE TO SHOW ON INTERNATIONAL WALKED TO SCHOOL DAY.>>THAT WALKED TO SCHOOL CHANT FILLED THE NEIGHBORHOOD STREETS SURROUNDING OUR: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDE STAFF, FAMILY MEMBERS AND COMMUNITY LEADERS CELEBRATED INTERNATIONAL WALKED TO SCHOOL DAY. SCHOOLS ALL ACROSS MCPS IN THE WORLD PARTICIPATED IN THIS ANNUAL EVENT.>>THIS IS A WONDERFUL ACTIVITY TO DO. I JUST TALKED TO A MOM WHO WAS WALKING ALONGSIDE WITH ME AND SAID WE GOT OFF THE BUS AND DECIDED TO WALK TO SCHOOL. AND WE ARE ACTUALLY CONSIDERING USING MORE AND MORE DAYS WHEN WE CAN ACTUALLY WALKED TO SCHOOL. IT’S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR KIDS TO WALK THROUGH THE COMMUNITIES. MANY OF OUR STUDENTS WALK EVERYDAY THE SCHOOL. IT’S AN IMPORTANT DAY TO MAKE THE COMMUNITY AWARE OF THA.>>WE WANT KIDS TO CROSS AND WALK SAFELY. WE WANT THEM TO LOOK BOTH WAYS AND LOOK LEFT AS THEY CROSSED THE STREET AND TALK TO THEIR FAMILIES ABOUT DOING THE SAME THING SO THEY CAN BE SAFE AS THEY WALK.>>IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR KIDS TO GET EXERCISE, SEE THE FRIENDS WALKING TO SCHOOL, CHAT WITH THE PARENTS, GET OFFSCREEN TIME. THEY HELPED BRING OUR COMMUNITY TOGETHER AROUND A COMMON THEME IN TERMS OF BEING SAFE AND MAKING ALL THE CHOICES BUT BRINGING OUR COMMUNITIES TOGETHER IN A FUN AND INNOVATIVE CREATED WAY. SPOKE TO SO MANY PEO INVOLVED WITH TODAY. MONTGOMERY COUNTY POLICE, MONTGOMERY COUNTY BY RESCU, FIRE AND RESCUE BROUGHT A TRUCK OUT AND THE KIDS GOT A CHANCE TO GET IN. THEY TALKED TO SOME OF OUR NEIGHBORHOOD FIREFIGHTERS.>>AFTERWARDS WE HAD AN ASSEMBLY TO EMPHASIZE THE DAY AND WE HEARD FROM SEVERAL OFFICERS AND THE GUEST WE HAVE THE IMPORTANCE OF WALKING AND HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN WALKING TO SCHOOL.>>OR STUDENTS SHARED THEIR THOUGHTS ABOUT THE DA.>>I ENJOY WALKING BECAUSE I GET LIKE MORE ENERGY.>>THAT’S AN EXERCISE AND I HAD A LOT OF FUN.>>THIS IS CERTAINLY AN EFFORT ACROSS OUR ENTIRE SCHOOL SYSTEM, CURRICULUM, OPERNS, INSTRUCTION, SCHOOL SUPPORT, STUDENT SERVICES. EVERY AREA WORKS ON THIS AREA ON THIS ISSUE OF HELPING STUDENTS LEARN AND UNDERSTAND HOW TO WALK SAFELY IN THE COMMUNITY AND HELPING THE COMMUNITY UNDERSTAND THAT I WILL CALL ON OUR PARTNER AGENCIES TO JOIN WITH US WITH THE STATE HIGHWAY ADMINISTRATION TO TAKE ACTION WHERE IT IS UNDER THEIR JURISDICTION TO MAKE SOME CHANGES IN OUR COMMUNITY THAT NEED TO BE MADE. AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO PUSH ON THAT AS WE HAVE IN THE PAST.>>Shebra Evans: VERY GOOD. MS. WOLF?>>Brenda Wolff: I WAS REMISS WHEN I TALKED ABOUT THE PRESENTATION YOU ALL DID. OF THE MARYLAND ASSOCIATION OF BOARD OF EDUCATION.I DIDN’T THINK DOCTOR JANET WILSON FOR HER PARTICIPATION. I’VE GOT TO TELL YOU, SHE DOESN’T EXCELLENT JOB BECAUSE EVERY TIME I HEAR THIS I LEARNED SOMETHING. I LEARNED SOMETHING FROM THE QUESTIONS WE GET FROM THE AUDIENCE. IF YOU ARE OUT THERE, SHE’S NOT IN HERE, RIGHT? THANK YOU.>>I KNOW YOU DIDN’T DO THAT ON PURPOSE, BUT DEFINITELY WANTED TO THANK DOCTOR WILSON FROM SHARED OFFICE OF ACCOUNTABILITY. SHE WAS GREAT IN PROVIDING THE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ALONGSIDE MYSELF AND MRS. O’NEILL. THE BOARD GIVES VERY FEW OPPORTUNITIES TO RECEIVE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND I REALLY LOOK FORWARD TO THE FEW OPPORTUNITIES WE DO GET THROUGHOUT THE YEAR, WHICH IS MENTIONED BY MS. DIXON, COUNCIL ON URBAN BOARDS OF EDUCATION AS WELL AS MARYLAND ASSOCIATION OF BOARDS OF EDUCATION. WE DID GO TO CUBA AND WE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE OUR VERY OWN MCPS EDUCATORS PRESENT THE BOND THAT WORK WAS THEIR BUILDING OUR OWN NETWORK OF DIVERSITY. I SEE DOCTOR ANGER SOME SOME IN THE AUDIENCE. SHE WAS ONE OF THE PEOPLE THAT HELD DEVELOPED THE PROGRAM PRETTY WERE ABLE TO BE THERE TO BE THERE TO PRESENT. WERE HIGHLIGHTED VERY WELL BY DOCTOR DAMON HARRIS, BY DOCTOR DARRELL HOWARD, BY MR. DESMOND ARTICLE AND BY MR. JOSI MEDRANO. THEY PRESENTED TO THE ATTENDEES ON HOW TO RECRUIT, RETAIN, DEVELOP AND EMPOWER MALE EDUCATORS OF COLOR.WE HAD ICE PACKED ROOM. STANDING ROOM ONLY. THEY WERE VERY WELL RECEIVED AND WERE GIVING OUT THE INFORMATION TO ALL THE PEOPLE IN ATTENDANCE WANTING TO KNOW HOW THEY COULD START SOMETHING OF THEIR OWN AND THEIR OWN SCHOOL DISTRICT. I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO THEM AS THEY ARE CONTINUING TO SHARE THEIR WORK. WE DO KNOW THERE IS A SHORTAGE OF MALE EDUCATORS OF COLOR THROUGHOUT THE US WE ARE WORKING VERY HARD IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY TO NOT ONLY DIVERSIFY OUR TEACHING AND STAFF PERIOD, BUT ARE MALE EDUCATORS OF COLOR.JUST WANTED TO RECOGNIZE THEM FOR SHARING YOUR GREAT WORKS AND NOTKEEPING UP TO THEMSELVES . AND THEN I WAS GOING TO MENTION BEING ABLE TO PRESENT ALONGSIDE DOCTOR WILSON AND MRS. O’NEILL THAT IT WAS VERY WELL RECEIVED. EVERYONE WAS TALKING ABOUT HOW THEY COULD TAKE THIS WORK BACK TO THEIR VARIOUS DISTRICTS. THEY WANT TO HEAR MORE. IS CHRISTINA WEBB, OUR CHIEF OF STAFF, WILL LOOK INTO TRYING TO HOLD AN EVENING OF CONVERSATION TO PROVIDE THE INFORMATION TO OFFICERS AND WHOEVER THEY WANT TO INVITE. WE WANT TO SHARE OUR WORK. WE WANT PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO KNOW HOW OTHER STUDENTS ARE DOING AND IF THEY ARE NOT LEARNING ENOUGH TO FIGURE OUT WHY. AND SEE HOW SCHOOLS IMPACT THE LEARNING AND PEOPLE WERE VERY RECEPTIVE TO THE IDEA OF HAVING AN EXTERNAL CONSULTANT COME AND DO FINDINGS OR AN AUDIT OF ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES. JUST REALLY HAD A GREAT TIME IN SHARING THAT INFORMATION WITH OUR COLLEAGUES. AS IT WAS SAID, WE ALL ARE GOING THROUGH THE SAME THING SO WHY NOT SHARE AND DO THIS WORK TOGETHER. ON SUNDAY I WAS ABLE IT’S HARD TO TRY TO FIND THAT BALANCE BETWEEN YOUR WORK AND PERSONAL LIF, BUT I ALWAYS SAY WHATEVER THE STUDENTS: ME WORK MY OTHER COLLEAGUES CAN ATTEST TO THIS. YOU VERY RARELY TURN THEM DOWN FOR AN I GOT A CALL TO COME OUT TO ICC EVENT THAT IS YOUTH CREATING CHANGE. WE ARE IN A CLASSROO. COUNCILMEMBER EVAN GLASS WAS THERE AS WELL AND THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT THE WORK THEY ARE DOING THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY AROUND ISSUES THEY ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT. WHY CC PROVIDE SOME FUNDING TO THE STUDENTS. THEY PROVIDE THE STUDENT TRAINING TO KNOW HOW TO ADVOCATE AND GO OUT AND DO THIS WORK. TO HELP THEM WITH BUDGETING. WE HAVE STUDENTS THAT WERE PRESENTING THEIR IDEAS FROM BLAKE HIGH SCHOOL. JUNE 1 EVER DIVERSITY GALA WHERE SHE WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT STUDENTS THAT ARE ACHIEVING AT HIGH LEVELS AND HAVE THEM RECOGNIZ. SHE IS ALSO A MEMBER OF MSP. HAD A YOUNG GENTLEMAN. THE DIVERSITY GALA FROM LAKE. WE HAD TO WREAK. HE WAS A FORMER STUDENT AT TWINSBURG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND NOW HE’S AT RICHARD MONTGOMERY. THEY ARE TUTORS TO THE STUDENTS AT TWINSBURG PROVIDING THEM ACCESS TO MORE STEM OPPORTUNITIES. WE HAD LUCA. IS A JUNIOR AT EINSTEI. THEY HAVE AN ORGANIZATION THAT CREATED COLD VALENCIA. THAT’S SPANISH AND IN THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION IT’S COURAGE. THEY ARE WORKING WITH HISPANIC STUDENTS THAT ARE NOT TYPICALLY ACHIEVING AT HIGH LEVELS. JUST WORKING WITH THEM TO COME BACK DIFFERENT VARIOUS THEY ARE TACKLING. IS AN INFORMATIVE MEETING THAT I ASKED IN THE FUTURE THEY SHARE THE WORK THEY ARE DOING WITH BOARD MEMBERS. THAT WAY WE CAN SEE WHAT OUR STUDENTS ARE DOING. I SAID WE HAVE A MISSION AND VISION AND PURPOSE HERE AT MCPS AND I CAN SEE ALL THAT IN THE STUDENTS IN THE ROOM. WE HAVE MIDDLE SCHOOLERS THEY’RE TRYING TO GET AN IDEA OF WHAT THE ORGANIZATION IS ABOUT AND WHAT THEY ARE DOING TO CREATE CHANGE RIGHT HER. NOT ONLY IN THEIR COUNTY BUT ALSO IN THEIR LOCAL SCHOOLS. IT WAS A PLEASURE TO SPEND AN EVENING AWAY FROM HOME BUT TO BE WITH STUDENTS WERE DOING SOME GOOD WORK. I JUST WANTED TO MAKE MENTION OF THAT.>>I JUST WANTED TO SAY IN RESPONSE TO WHAT YOU WERE SAYING ABOUT SHARING WORK ACROSS THE STATE. THERE ARE OVER A MILLION PRE-K-12 GRADE STUDENTS IN THE STATE. ANYTHING WE CAN DO.OUR CORE PURPOSE, OUR ESSENTIAL REASON FOR BEING HERE IS MONTGOMERY COUNTY. ANYTHING WE CAN DO TO SUPPORT ALL THE STATES, ALL THE STUDENTS IN THE STATE IS CRITICALLY IMPORTANT. BECAUSE MS. DIXON WAS POINTING OUT, LEARNING FROM OTHERS IS SO CRITICALLY IMPORTANT. WITH A LOT TO SHARE, WE HAVE A LOT TO LEARN. IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITIES TO DO THAT.>>I WANTED TO SAY MS. WOLF, I APPRECIATE WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT ALL THE THINGS WE DO HERE BECAUSE WE HAVE SO MANY WONDERFUL PROGRAMS.SO MANY GREAT PEOPLE. I JUST WANT TO SAY BECAUSE OF MS.DIXON , THE PERSONS THAT WERE PARTICIPATING IN MAY WERE GOING TO BE CAPITAL TO DO A TOUR OF THE CAPITAL IN ANNAPOLI. WE KNOW SHE LOVES HISTORY AND THAT IS REALLY IMPORTANT. ALSO, AS BARBARA HUNTER THAT WE HAVE WORKED WITH ON COMMUNICATIO, I SUGGESTED HER. I THINK WE HAVE HAD OUR HANDS ALL OVER IT. BUT WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT. WE NEED YOUR SUGGESTIONS. REGINA JACOBS ALSO.SHE HAS BEEN PRESIDENT AT ONE TIME RICK NOW HER TOTAL LIFE IS WORKING WITH EQUITY ISSUES ALL OVER THE COUNTRY.>>Shebra Evans: MS. WOLF?>>Brenda Wolff: MY COMMENT WAS ABOUT THE BOND PRESENTATION, WHICH WAS EXCELLENT AND RECEIVED A LOT OF ATTENTION. IT APPEARS AS THOUGH THEY MIGHT RECEIVE A NUMBER OF INVITES TO PARTICIPATE. AND VARIOUS CONFERENCES. I BELIEVE IT WOULD BE ADVANTAGEOUS TOUS TO HAVE THEM GO OUT AND DO THIS . WHAT I’M WONDERING IS IF WE ARE SUPPORTING THEM. AND IF NOT, HOW CAN WE SUPPORT THEM.>>WE HAVE ACTUALLY SUPPORTED THEM. I HAVE HAD THE CHANCE TO BE AN AUDIENCE MEMBER IN THEIR PRESENTATIONS AT TWO PREVIOUS CONCERTS IN THE LAST COUPLE YEARS AND WE DO SUPPORT THAT BECAUSE ONCE AGAIN IS IT ABOUT MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE STUDENTS IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY, BUT MAKING SURE ACROSS OUR STATE AND NATION THAT WE ARE SHOWING ALL THE BEST PRACTICES AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT BECAUSE IT IS SUCH AN INNOVATIVE AND IMPORTANT PART OF THE WORK THAT IS GOING ON RIGHT NOW.>>Jeanette Dixon: I JUST WANTED TO THANK YOU FOR REPRESENTING US IN YOUR HARD WORK THIS LAST WEEK. WENT TO CUBA AND TURN AROUND AND WENT TO MAINE FOR IT AND I KNOW THE PROGRAM. THAT WAS ALL IN THE SAME WEEK YOU DID ON SUNDAY. THE INVITATION CAME THE DAY BEFORE. YOU SAID YES. I THINK YOU WILL BE AN IRON LADY SOON.>>Shebra Evans: SO AT THIS TIME I WANT TO ASK COMMITTEE CHAIRS IF YOU HAVE ANY UPDATYOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE? WE WILL START DOCTOR DOCCA. YOU BECOMING A. ALL RIGHT. SO WE WILL GO TO MS. SILVESTRI.>>Karla Silvestre: THE STRATEGIC PLANNING COMMITTEE HAS ITS FIRST MEETING OF THE YEAR OCTOBER 23 FROM 3:00 TO 5:00 P.M. WE WILL BE TALKING ABOUT THE KEY FACILITY INDICATOR. AN EXPLANATION OF THOSE AS A PREVIEW TO OUR CIP YEAR. ALSO, GOING DEEP WITH THE EVIDENCE OF LEARNING DATA. WE HEARD ABOUT THAT A LOT THE LAST MEETING. BUT WHAT ARE WE DOING ABOUT IT. WE TALK ABOUT THE NAMES AND FACES. GOING DEEP ON THE EVIDENCE OF LEARNING. WE HAVE A PLAN FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR AND THAT WILL BE SHARED WITH MY COLLEAGUES SHORTLY SO WE ARE TACKLING EACH OF THE AREAS OF THE STRATEGIC PLAN AT TIMES WHEN THE MAKE SENSE THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.>>Shebra Evans: MS. WOLF?>>Brenda Wolff: THE COMMUNICATION AND STAKEHOLDER COMMITTEE WILL MEET TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15 AT 10:00.>>Shebra Evans: MS. DIXON?>>I THINK I’VE REPORTED ON OUR MEETING, BUT THE FISCAL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE WILL MEET ON OCTOBER 30 AT 10:00 A.M.. WAS SO EXCITED ABOUT THE BASEBALL TEAMS I FORGOT TO MENTION I WILL BE VISITING TWINSBURG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AGAIN TO SEE HOW THEY ARE DOIN . AND THAT IS COMING UP THINK ON THE 21ST. AND ALSO, GLOBALLY ELEMENTARY SCHOO. THURSDAY THE 17TH. LOOK FORWARD TO VISITING WITH THOSE PRINCIPLES AND STAFF.>>Shebra Evans: VERY GOOD. MRS. SMONDROWSKI QUICK.>>Rebecca Smondrowski:SPECIAL POPULATIONS WILL BE MEETING THIS THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10 AT 10:00 A.M. . WE WILL BE COVERING AND DISCUSSING OUR RECOVERY AND ACADEMIC PROGRA, RESTRAINT AND SECLUSION AND WEWILL BE GETTING AN UPDATE ON THE MENTAL HEALTH WEEK .>>Shebra Evans: THANK YOU. SEEING NO OTHER LIGHTS WE HAVE HEARD FROM ALL OUR COMMITTEE CHAIRS. I DO WANT TO READ BRIEFLY ABOUT OUR PUBLIC NOTICE ABOUT UPCOMING CIP WORK SESSIONS AND HEARINGS. BEGINNING NOVEMBER 4, 2019, THE BOARD OF EDUCATION SET ASIDE TIME TO WORK ON THE SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDED FISCAL YEAR FY 2021 CAPITAL BUDGET IN FY 2021 TO 2026 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTPROGRAM, INCLUDING THE FOLLOWING. THE SENECA VALLEY CLARKSBURG NORTHWEST HIGH SCHOOL CLUSTERS , BOUNDARIES TO THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AREA BOUNDARY STUDY ON THE DISTRICT WIDE BOUNDARY STUDY. WE HAVE SET ASIDE NICE TO HEAR FROM PBA, MUNICIPALITY, CIVIC ORGANIZATIONS AND INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS ON THE SUPERINTENDENTS RECOMMENDATION THEBOUNDARY STUDIES FOR THE BOARD WILL YOUR HEARINGS ON NOVEMBER 5 , NOVEMBER , NOVEMBER 13. DEAR PUBLIC COMMENT. ADDITIONALLY, NOVEMBER 18 HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS THE EVENING FROM HEARING SOLELY REGARDING TESTIMONY ON THE DISTRICT WIDE BOUNDARY ANALYSIS THAT IS CURRENTLY UNDERWAY BY W EX-WIFE WAS ARCHITECTURE PLUS URBAN DESIGN. WORK SESSIONS WILL BE HELD NOVEMBER 4 AND 19TH. IF ALTERNATIVES ARE OFFERED AT THE BOARDS SESSION ON NOVEMBER 19, THE BOARD WILL HOLD AN ADDITIONAL HEARING ON NOVEMBER 20. AGAIN, NOVEMBER 20 HEARING WILL ONLY BE HELD AS ALTERNATIVES ARE OFFERED ON NOVEMBER 19 FOR THE BOARD IS SCHEDULED TO TAKE FINAL ACTION ON THESE MATTERS AT ITS MEETING ON TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2019 WHICH BEGINS AT 5:30 P.M.. AT THIS TIME WE WILL BE MOVING TO ITEM NUMBER SEVEN. CONSENT ITEMS. IF THERE ARE ANY ITEMS BOARD MEMBERS WOULD LIKE TO PULL OUT? PLEASE LET ME KNOW.IF NOT WE CAN MOVE IN BLOCK. MOVE IN SECOND TO MOVE ALL ITEMS IN BLOCK. THAT IS UNANIMOUS. OUR NEXT ITEM IS ITEM 8. DISCUSSION ON THE CALENDAR. DOCTOR SMITH?>>IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN TO WORK ON THE SCHOOL CALENDAR. I KNOW MUCH WORK HAS BEEN DONE LEADING UP TO TODAY. IT’S INTERESTING AND IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT THERE HAS BEEN A SHIFT IN POLICY IN MARYLAND DUE TO LEGISLATION LAST SPRING. SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE NO LONGER COMPELLED TO START BEFORE LABOR DAY. WERE AFTER LABOR DAY. THEY CAN NOW START BEFORE IF THEY SO CHOOSE. AND LATER THAN JUNE 15 IF THEY SO CHOOSE. THERE ARE SO MANY VARIABLES IN THIS WORK THAT IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO WALK THROUGH IT METHODICALLY AND THINK ABOUT IT AND TALK ABOUT IT. AND IT CERTAINLY IS TRUE EVERY FAMILY, CIRCUMSTANCE AND EVERY INDIVIDUAL HAS DIFFERENT INTEREST. WHAT WE KNOW IS IT DOESN’T MATTER TO FAMILIES, IT MATTERS TO STAFF AND THAT IT IS IMPORTANT WE WORK THROUGH IT AND A METHODICAL PROCESS THAT WE CONSIDER EVERY ANGLE OF IT. TODAY WE HAVE DOCTOR ZUCKERMAN AND MS. MAGUIRE HERE TO TALK ABOUT THAT. AND SO I WILL TURN IT OVER TO THEM.>>THANK YOU, DOCTOR SMITH. THE CALENDAR PROCESS IS AN ITERATIVE ONE WHERE WE BRING DIFFERENT PARAMETERS TO THE POLICY COMMITTEE. TO GET FEEDBACK. WE HAVE STAKEHOLDER INVOLVEMENT. WE BRING ADDITIONAL SCENARIOS TO YOU, MORE FEEDBACK, OR COMMENT AND THEN WE WILL COME BACK IN NOVEMBER OR POSSIBLY DECEMBER. DEPENDING ON HOW THE PROCESS UNFOLDS TO ADOPT THECALENDAR . YOUR CALENDAR. SO WITH THAT I WILL TURN IT OVER TO MS. MAGUIRE, WHO HAS HAD EXTENSIVE ENGAGEMENT POLICY COMMITTEE ALREADY IN WALK-THROUGH OUR TIMELINE AS WELL AS THE VARIOUS SCENARIOS WE CURRENTLY DEVELOPED AND THAT IS NOT TO SAY THERE CAN’T BE ADDITIONAL SCENARIOS THAT COME OUT OF THIS MEETING MORE SUBSEQUENT TO THIS MEETING.>>THANK YOU. I WILL START BY WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF PROCESS TO EASE INTO THIS POINT AND THERE ARE SO MANY MORE STEPS TO GO IN TERMS OF HEARING FROM THE PUBLIC AND COMMUNICATING ABOUT THE CALENDAR.THE POLICY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE DID HAVE ITS INITIAL REVIEW OF THE CALENDAR PARAMETERS IN JUL. IN FOLLOWING NOT BEEN CONVENED INTERNALLY TO MCPS STAFF. WE REALLY DO IS START BY HAVING ALL OUR STAFF REPRESENTATIVES FROM ACROSS THE DIFFERENT DEPARTMENTS INVOLVED TO CREATE WHAT ARE THE PARAMETERS THAT CAN HELP US HAVE A FUNCTIONAL INSTRUCTIONAL CALENDAR. AND THEN WE BROUGHT SOME OF THOSE SCENARIOS BACK TO THE POLICY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE IN SEPTEMBER. THAT WAS FOR THE FIRST TIME WE HAD A BROAD PUBLIC DISCUSSION ON THE FUNCTIONAL INSTRUCTIONAL CALENDAR MIGHT LOOK LIKE FOR THE NEXT COMING YEAR. IN FOLLOWING THE POLICY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE REVIEW, WE DID CONTINUE TO HAVE BOTH INTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS AS WELL AS BEGIN THE CONVERSATION WITH EXTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS ARE JUST AROUND SOME INITIAL PARAMETERS. AND AGAIN, WE WILL CONTINUE FOLLOWING TODAY’S MEETING TO CONTINUE THAT PROCESS. IN OUR INITIAL DISCUSSIONS, WE HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH OUR EMPLOYEE ASSOCIATIONS AND REPRESENTATIVES, OUR COUNCIL OF PTAS, ADVOCACY GROUPS. WE HAVE HAD A LOT OF GOOD INTERACTION WITH THE STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL AND WE HAVE BEEN WORKED WITH INNOVATIVE SCHOOL YEAR IMPLEMENTATION GROUP AS WELL. WE HAVE BOTH THE TRADITIONAL CALENDAR AND INNOVATIVE SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR MOVING ON PARALLEL TRACKS TOGETHER. AGAIN, WE WILL HAVE SCENARIOS FOR BOTH THOSE FOR YOU TODAY. WHERE WE REALLY GO AFTER TODAY IS TO START THE MUCH BROADER BROAD-BASED AND MORE WIDESPREAD PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT ABOUT THE CALENDAR.WE WILL GO THROUGH AGAIN THE FIRST RANGE OF SCENARIOS THAT HAVE BEEN PUT TOGETHER AND WHAT THE BOARD WILL DO TODAY IS IDENTIFY WHAT RANGE OF SCENARIOS DO YOU WANT TO PUT OUT FOR THE PUBLIC TO MORE BROADLY COMMENT ON AND BRING THE FEEDBACK TO YOU. WE WILL PURSUE SOME OF THE SAME STRATEGIES AND APPROACHES WE HAVE IN RECENT YEARS SPRING EVERYTHING WILL BE AVAILABLE ON OUR WEBSITE. WE TRY TO COMMUNICATE PROBABLY THROUGH EMAIL AND CONNECT ED TO INVITE THAT COMMENT. TO GET COMMENTS AND SURVEY ON THE WEB THROUGH THE COURSE REACH OUT TO SOCIAL MEDIA AND DIRECTLY WE DO REACH OUT TO OUR STAKEHOLDERS BOTH INTERNAL AND EXTERNALLY AND WITH STUDENTS. SO WITH THAT I WILL START WALKING THROUGH BRIEFLY THE PARAMETERS OF THE CALENDAR FOR THE 2020, 2021 SCHOOL YEAR. AS DOCTOR SMITH MENTIONED, WE ARE NOT BOUND IN THIS CALENDAR BY ANY RESTRICTIONS ON THE START OR IN DATE TO THE SCHOOL YEAR. LABOR DAY IN 2020 IS VERY LATE. IT’S MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7. AND SO THAT DOES AFFECT OUR CONSIDERATIONS RUN ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL MIGHT BE. THIS WAS TO SEE HER ON THE SCREEN IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE. THIS OUR DAYS WE WOULD BE REQUIRED TO BE CLOSED BY STATE LAW. IN ADDITIONTO THAT , THIS ONE DAY HERE INAUGURATION DAY, WHICH IS NOT IN STATE LAW THAT IS SPECIFIED IN BOARD POLICY AND WE WILL HAVE MORE CONVERSATION ABOUT THAT FEATURE OF THE CALENDAR A LITTLE BIT LATER ON. AGAIN, AS WE DISCUSSED, LABOR DAY IS VERY LATE. WE DID DEVELOP SCENARIOS THAT REFLECT START DATES BEFORE AND AFTER JUST SO WE CAN REALLY SEE WHAT ARE THE IMPACTS OF THESE VARIOUS ELEMENTS ON THE CALENDAR. I DO ONE HIGHLIGHT ALL THE SCENARIOS ARE BRINGING TO YOU RETURN TO MCPS PREVIOUS PRACTICE OF A FULL SPRING BREAK. THAT CONSISTS OF SIX NONINSTRUCTIONAL DAYS AND DOESN’T COME AS TWO WEEKENDS. THAT’S CONSISTENT FEEDBACK WE HAVE HEARD OVER RECENT YEARS BUT WITHOUT THE CONSTRAINTS WE HELP THAT IT WAS REASONABLE TO BRING THAT FORWARD. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IS A VERY SIGNIFICANT AREA OF WE HAVE HEARD A LOT ABOUT FEEDBACK ABOUT FROM OUR STAFF IN RECENT YEARS YOUR THESE CALENDARS, THE SCENARIOS YOU WILL SEE BEFORE YOU RETURN TO OUR PREVIOUS PRACTICE OF HAVING A FULL PLANNING AND GRADING DAY FOR PLANNING STRATEGIC PLANNING AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF THE END OF QUARTERS. AGAIN, WITH THE CONSTRAINTS OF RECENT YEARS WE HAD TO ABBREVIATE DATA MAKE CERTAIN ADJUSTMENTS, BUT WE ARE RETURNING TO THE PRACTICE OF A FULL DAY AT THE END OF THE QUARTER. AGAIN, THIS IS AN AREA WHERE WE CONTINUE TO HEAR FROM STAFF AND WE SHARE THAT VIEW THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE SCHOOL YEAR AND HAVING THAT ADDITIONAL TIME IS VALUABLE. AS A RESULT OF THE SCENARIOS WE WILL BRING FORWARD SHOW ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, TIME SCHEDULED ABOVE THOSE END OF QUARTER DAYS. AND WE WILL COME BACK TO THAT. INAUGURATION DAY IN 2021 ALSO WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2. IT DOES CREATE A LITTLE BIT OF A DYNAMIC IN THE CALENDAR AND THAT MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. DAY IS ON MONDAY, JANUARY 18. BOARD POLICY IS FOR THE SCHOOL SYSTEM TO BE CLOSED ON INAUGURATION DAY. THAT WOULD RECENT ISSUE OF WHAT TO DO WITH THE DATE IN THE MIDDLE, WHICH IS TUESDAY, JANUARY 19 THROUGH THE POLICY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE DID REQUEST AN OPTION FOR US TO DISCUSS WITH THE BOARD TO DISCUSS WHERE SCHOOL WOULD BE IN SESSION ON A NONAGGRESSION DAY. NEED TO MAKE A CHANGE TO BOARD POLICY. WE CAN MAP OUT THE STEPS INVOLVED TALK ABOUT POSSIBLE LANGUAGE LATER IN OUR DISCUSSION. I DID ONE HIGHLIGHT AS WE LOOK AT THE SCENARIOS THAT INAUGURATION DAY IN THE SEQUENCE OF DAYS IS ONE ISSUE FOR CONSIDERATION. SO AT THIS POINT WE DO HAVE SEVEN SCENARIOS IN TOTAL.I WILL NOT TRY TO BELABOR ALL THEM INDIVIDUALLY. GOING TO HIT A FEW HIGHLIGHTS. AGAIN, THEY ARE UNAVAILABLE ONLINE FOR FOLKS TO VIEW. COMING OUT OF TODAY SO WE WOULD ANTICIPATE WE WOULD MOVE FORWARD SCENARIOS THE BOARD IS MOST INTERESTED IN RECEIVING FEEDBACK ON. SCENARIO A, THE FIRST SCENARIO SCENARIO A, B AND C ARE THE ONES OF POLICY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE SAW FIRST. SCENARIO A IS THE ONLY SCENARIO WE DEVELOPED AT THIS POINT THAT STARTS AFTER LABOR DAY. AS YOU CAN SEE, THAT PUTS THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL ON TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8. AND IT DOES RESULT IN A FAIRLY LATE IN THE SCHOOL, LAST DAY OF SCHOOL WOULD BE JUNE 22. AND THAT’S OF COURSE BEFORE SNOW DAYS ARE FACTORED IN. THERE COULD BE A SNOW DAYS FOR THE REST OF THE WEEK IF IT NEEDS TO BE EXTENDED. THOSE OF THE PRIMARY OUTLINES OF SCENARIO A. SCENARIO A TO SHOW OPEN ON THE TUESDAY THE NINT. AS YOU SEE, THE PURPLE DAYS TO REFLECT THE END OF QUARTER PLANNING AND DEVELOP TIME. SCENARIO WILL BE STARTS BEFORE LABOR DAY. SCENARIO NEED TO SHOW CLOSED ON BOTH THE 19TH AND 20 JANUARY THAT WOULD ALLEVIATE ANY CONCERNS ABOUT ATTENDANCE ON THE 19TH AND PROVIDE A SECOND WINTER BREAK AT THAT POINT. SCENARIO B STARTING ON SEPTEMBER 1 DOES ALLOW THE SCHOOL YEAR TO AN EARLIER ON THE 17TH. I’M SORRY, I SHOULD HAVE NOTED ON THE ORANGE DAYS ON THE CALENDAR ARE THE DAYS WE ARE REQUIRED TO BE CLOSED. SCENARIO C STARTS THE ONLY COUPLE DIFFERENCES HERE. SCENARIO C TO START AUGUST 31 AND THEN SCENARIO C IT SHOWS THE SCHOOL SYSTEM OPEN ON INAUGURATION DAY. THERE AGAIN THE SCHOOL YEAR DOES AND EARLIER, BUT IT DOES SHOW THAT MOVEMENT THERE IN JANUARY. SCENARIOS D AND E ARE TWO SCENARIOS THAT WE WANTED TO BRING FORWARD IT AGAIN, FOLLOWING THE NEXT ROUND OF DEVELOPMENT IN CONVERSATION WITH STAKEHOLDERS. WE DID WANT TO BRING FORWARD SCENARIOS D AND E AS TWO ADDITIONAL DAYS OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WITHIN THE SCHOOL YEAR OF THE CALENDAR. AND AGAIN, THAT’S TO BE RESPONSIVE TO THOSE CONVERSATIONS AND FEEDBACK WE HAVE HAD. SO THOSE ARE REALLY THE PRIMARY DIFFERENCES WITH SCENARIOS D AND E. BOTH OF THEM START BEFORE LABOR DAY. BOTH OF THEM END THE WEEK OF JUNE 17. AND IN BOTH OF THESE SCENARIOS THEY SHOULD THE SYSTEM CLOSED ON INAUGURATION DAY AND OPEN ON THE 19TH. AGAIN, THESE CALENDARS WERE JUST MEANT TO SHOW HOW SOME OF THE ELEMENTS COME TOGETHER. CAN BE COMBINED IN DIFFERENT WAYS FOR SCENARIOS TO MOVE FORWARD. THIS CASE ON SCENARIO D, THE ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS OF OF THE ONE AT THE END OF QUARTERS, ONE WOULD BE ADDITIONAL DATA PRESERVERS ON AUGUST 31 AND ONE OF THEM WOULD BE AN ADDITIONAL DAY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TWO SEMESTERS ON JANUARY 29. AGAIN, THESE ARE JUST EXAMPLES. THOSE DAYS COULD BE PUT IN DIFFERENT PLACES AND CERTAINLY IN OUR CONVERSATION WITH PRINCIPLES WITH OUR EMPLOYEE CONVERSATIONS WE’VE HAD DIFFERENT FEEDBACK ABOUT WHAT MIGHT BE USEFUL FOR THOSE DAYS. SPOKE TO WANT TO ADD ONE THINK OF IT IN ALL THE SCENARIOS COMMIT IS NOT REFLECTED BUT WILL BE IN THE FINAL IS A FIVE DAY PRESERVICE WEEK SO THERE’S AN ASSUMPTION BUILT INTO THAT THE WEEK OF AUGUST 24. AT LEAST IN SCENARIOS D AND EIGHT WOULD BE A FIVE DAY PRESERVICE. THE PLACEMENT OF THE TWO PROFESSIONAL LEARNING DAYS ONE COULD CREATE A SIX-DAY PRESERVICE WEEK ON ANOTHER ONE COULD PRESERVE THE FIVE DAY PRESERVICE WE CAN HAVE TWO PROFESSIONAL LEARNING DAYS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SCHOOL YEAR . AS SHE SAID, IS MULTIPLE PLACES TO SCHEDULE IN DIFFERENT SCHOOLS OF THOUGHT.I’M SURE THE BOARD MIGHT HAVE SUGGESTIONS ABOUT WHERE THEY MIGHT GO AS WELL.>>EXACTLY IN SCENARIO E, YOU SEE IT’S A ERENT PLACEMENT OF THOSE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS. WE DID RETAIN ONE SEMESTER BREAK IN JANUARY AND THE OTHER WENT INTO THE SPRING IN MARCH BUT AGAIN, AS DOCTOR ZUCKERMAN SAID, HER DIFFERENT THOUGHTS ABOUT WHEN THOSE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS MIGHT BE MOST USEFUL AND WE HAVE HEARD FROM SOME FOLKS THAT IT WOULD BE HELPFUL TIME WE I’VE ALSO HEARD FROM SOME FOLKS IT MIGHT BE HELPFUL TO HAVE ONE SEMESTER. THERE ARE DIFFERENT VIEWS. WE’VE ALSO HEARD FEEDBACK THAT STACKING THEM TOGETHER MAY NOT ACTUALLY BE THE BEST PRACTICE. WE ARE LOOKING AT DIFFERENT CONFIGURATIONS THAT MIGHT BE USEFUL FOR THAT. IT’S A CONCEPT OF HAVING THOSE TWO. I DO WANT TO JUMP BRIEFLY TO THE INNOVATIVE SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR. AGAIN, WE ARE CARING THROUGH THE PROCESS AS WELL. AT THE SAME TIME WE ARE DEVELOPING THE TRADITIONAL SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR. WE ARE WORKING THE TWO INNOVATIVE SCHOOL YEAR SCHOOL. HAVE AN IMPLEMENTATION TEAM AND HAVE A CALENDAR WORKGROUP WITHIN THAT TEA. I HAVE MET WITH THEM AND CERTAINLY THE OTHER FOLKS WORKING ON DIRECTLY WITH THEM HAVE TALKED ABOUT CALENDAR SCENARIOS. THE COUPLE IMPORTANT POINTS ABOUT THAT THROUGH THEIR SCENARIOS CONTINUE TO REFLECT 210 INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS, WHICH IS A MODEL WE ARE USINGTHIS YEAR . THERE ARE TWO SCENARIOS WE HAVE AT THIS POINT TO IDENTIFY THE ROUGH FRAMEWORK THAT MIGHT BE FEASIBLE FOR THE INNOVATIVE SCHOOL YEAR. THOSE REALLY DO ALIGN TO SOME DEGREE WITH WHEN THE TRADITIONAL SCHOOL YEAR MIGHT START AND END. CERTAINLY WE WANT THOSE CALENDARS WITHOUT A FLOW TOGETHER AS WELL. OUR PRESUMPTION FOR THE NEXT YEAR AS WE WILL CONTINUE THE PRACTICE OF ALIGNING THE CALENDARS DURING THE TIME BOTH ARE IN SESSION FOR THE SCHOOL SYSTEM IS EITHER IN SESSION OR OUT OF SESSION. THERE WOULDN’T BE DIFFERENT DAYS OPENED AND CLOSED FOR EACH TYPE OF SCHOOL. WHAT CAN BE DIFFERENT SOME OF THE OPERATIONAL AND EDUCATIONAL PRIORITIES. ON THE END OF QUARTERS OR, ONE HALF DAYS ARE, ON PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TIME WAS IN THE HALF DAYS MIGHT OCCUR. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF THOSE THINGS THAT CAN BE DIFFERENT, BUT IT IS AN ASSUMPTION THAT DURING THE TIME OF THE TRADITIONAL CALENDAR IS OPEN ALSO THAT THE SCHOOL SYSTEM IS EITHER OPEN OR CLOSED. VERY BRIEFLY I WANT TO TOUCH ON THE TWO INNOVATIVE CALENDAR SCENARIOS WE HAVE. ONE, SCENARIO A LEAGUE MATCHES MORE CLOSELY WITH THE SCHOOL YEAR THAT BEGINS AT THE SORRY FOR THIS ONE ALIGNS MORE CLOSELY WITH THE POSSIBILITY THAT THE TRADITIONAL SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR WILL START AFTER LABOR DAY. AND AS YOU CAN SEE THERE, WILL START DATE WOULD BE JULY 13. AND THEN THE SCHOOL YEAR WENT IN JULY 18 OF THE SCHOOL YEAR DOES END IN THE INNOVATIVE SCENARIOS EARLIER THAN THE TRADITIONAL, BUT EVEN SO IT WOULD PUSH IT LATER IN SCENARIO B WOULD REFLECT A MORE SIMILAR PRACTICAL TO WHAT IS BEING EXPERIENCED THIS YEAR IN JULY 6. THESE REPRESENT THE FRAMEWORK HEARD A LOT OF THE INDIVIDUAL DECISIONS ARE STILL BEING WORKED THROUGH WITH THE INNOVATIVE GROUP. A COUPLE MORE NOTES AND WE WILL TURN IT OVER FOR DISCUSSION AND QUESTIONS REGARDING INAUGURATION DAY, THE POLICY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE DID HAVE EXTENSIVE CONVERSATION ABOUT THIS ISSUE IN THIS CONSIDERATION. IN SOME ANTICIPATION OF THE POSSIBILITY THAT A SCENARIO SYSTEM IS OPEN ON INAUGURATION DAY, THE POLICY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE DID HAVE A DISCUSSION ABOUT WHAT A POLICY CHANGE MIGHT LOOK LIKE THAT WOULD IMPLEMENT THAT SCENARIO. THE CURRENT LANGUAGE IN THE POLICY TO SAY THAT ONE INAUGURAN FALLS ON THE SCHOOL DAY, THAT DAY SHALL BE DESIGNATED AS A SYSTEM HOLIDAY. THE PROPOSED LANGUAGE THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED SENDING FORWARD FOR THE BOARDS CONSIDERATION WOULD MAKE THAT CONDITIONAL AND WOULD SAY IT MAY BE DESIGNATED BUT ALSO SPECIFIES WITH BE CONSIDERATION OF OTHER FACTORS IMPACTING THE SCHOOL CALENDAR. I THINK THE INTENT WAS TO GROUNDS THAT AND OTHER DYNAMICS OCCURRING IN THE CALENDAR SUCH AS WHEN THE FIRST AND LAST DAY OF SCHOOL IS, WHAT DAY OF THE WEEK IT IS, WHEN THE HOLIDAYS FALL. REALLY LOOKING AT IT WITHIN THE TOTALITY OF THE CALENDAR. WE WOULD NOTE THIS POLICY CHANGE WOULD BE NEEDED TO IMPLEMENT ANY SCENARIO IN WHICH THE SYSTEM IS OPEN ON INAUGURATION DAY. IF THE BOARD CHOOSES TO MOVE FORWARD FOR CONSIDERATION, AMONG ALL THE SCENARIOS AND IS OPEN FOR INAUGURATION DAY IN ORDER FOR THE POLICY CHANGE TO BE EFFECTIVE AT THE SAME TIME ON THE CALENDAR, WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD ACTION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT AT THE SAME TIME. OUR NEXT STEPS ARE FOLLOWING TODAY’S DISCUSSION TO LAUNCH THAT BROAD PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT EFFORT AROUND THE SCENARIOS. WE WILL CONVENE FOR THE FEEDBACK DISCUSSIONS WITH INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS, CONTINUE TO WORK WITH OUR INNOVATIVE SCHOOL YEAR PARTNERS AND IF THE BOARD APPROVES THE TENTATIVE ACTION TO AMEND THE SCHOOL CALENDAR FOR INAUGURATION DAY WE WOULD CONDUCT THAT PUBLIC COMMENT AT THE SAME TIME AND BRING ALL THAT REPORT BACK TO THE BOARD FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION. THANK YOU.>>Shebra Evans: AT THIS TIME I WILL START WITH MRS. O’NEILL AND GO AROUND THE TABLE. ANY COMMENTS?>>Patricia O’Neill: S. ONE THING I WANT TO POINT OUT IS WHEN THE GOVERNOR SIGNED HIS ORIGINAL EXECUTIVE ORDER MANDATING WE START THE DAY AFTER LABOR DAY, IT ALSO SAID WE HAD TO INVITE TO 15. WITH THE LEGISLATIVE CHANGE, THOSE INTO THE CALENDAR ARE UP FOR GRABS. I DO BELIEVE THE CANDIDATE. PARENTS HAVE SAID JUNE IS NOT AS PRODUCTIVE AT THE START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR IN JUNE 22 IS EXTRAORDINARY LATE. ESPECIALLY IF YOU THINK ABOUT HAVING TO ADD IN ADDITIONAL SNOW DAYS. WE MAY HAVE DAYS WITH ANOTHER SNOWMAN GET AT SOME POINT. WE DON’T KNOW. I PERSONALLY BELIEVE WE SHOULD GO AHEAD AND CHANGE OUR POLICY AND BE OPEN ON INAUGURATION DAY. I THINK THIS YEAR THE WAY INAUGURATION OR IN THIS CALENDAR SCENARI, INAUGURATION DAY FALLING ON IT’S ALWAYS ON THE 20TH. HAVING MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR DATE ON MONDAY, BEING OPEN TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY AS A CLOSURE UNDER OUR CURRENT POLICY WOULD MAKE FOR AN INCREDIBLY AWKWARD WEEK. I’M NOT SURE WHAT OUR ATTENDANCE WOULD BE LIKE ON JANUARY 19 AND JUST HEATING THE BUILDING, ETC. I THINK THE PUBLIC IS GOING TO LOOK AT SEVEN CALENDAR OPTIONS. I WISH WE WERE JUST SENDING OUT THREE. ONE STARTING SEPTEMBER 8 AND ONE WITH THE DECISION ABOUT WHETHER WE START ON A MONDAY OR START ON TUESDAY STARTING THE WEEK BEFORE LABOR DAY. I THINK PEOPLE ARE GOING TO LOOK AT THIS LIKE WHAT DOES THIS ALL MEAN. ANYWAY. THAT’S JUST ME. I THINK THAT IS A CONCERN. MY PREFERENCE IN THIS CALENDAR IS TO START BEFORE LABOR DAY. I THINK SEPTEMBER 7 IS LABOR DAY, IT’S AS LATE AS IT CAN POSSIBLY BE. IT IS SO LATE IN JUNE. BUT I FULLY SUPPORT MAKING THE OPTION OF INAUGURATION DAY EVERY FOUR-YEAR DECISION BY THE BOARD AND CONSIDERING OPERATIONAL NEEDS AND WHERE IT FALLS IN THE CALENDAR.>>CERTAINLY WE DO NOT NEED TO MOVE FORWARD ON THE SCENARIOS WE BROUGHT FORWARD TODAY. THIS IS A DOCUMENT FOR THE RECORD WHERE THE WORK HAS BEEN, BUT WE ARE HAPPY TO DO IS COMPILE SCENARIOS THAT REFLECT THE BOARDS INTEREST IN THE COMPONENTS YOU WANT TO SEE AND PUT THOSE OUT FORRECOMMENDATION .>>I DO THINK WE SHOULD SHOW THE PUBLIC AN OPTION THAT STARTS THE DAY AFTER LABOR DAY. IT’S EASY TO THINK OKAY, I BELIEVE WE SHOULD START AFTER LABOR DAY AND SO BE IT. YOU NEED TO LOOK NOT JUST THE FRONT END BUT AT THE BACK AND. I SORT OF FEEL LIKE WE SHOULD PUT OUT A, B AND C WITH MODIFICATIONS MAY BE AS NECESSARY ON THE PROFESSIONAL DAY TO BUILD IN. IT MAY NOT BE AS IDEAL FOR STAFF TO HAVE PROFESSIONAL DAY AT THE END OF THE SEMESTER, BUT I KNOW FOR FAMILIES THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO TAKE SKI TRIPS OR COLLEGE VISITS, ETC. PUTTING THOSE TOGETHER IS A GOOD IDE. BUT I THINK WE SHOULD ONLY SEND OUT THREE AREAS. AT LEAST ONE STARTING THE DAY AFTER LABOR DAY AND THEN TO OTHERS ON VARIATIONS OF THE FRONT EN.>>Shebra Evans: DOCTOR DOCCA QUICK.>>Judith Docca: I AGREE WE SHOULD SEND OUT THREE. BECAUSE THE PUBLIC NEEDS TO HAVE A CHANCE TO LOOK AT ALL THE OPTIONS. I DO THINK THE POLICY WILL HAVE TO CHANGE AND WE MAY HAVE TO SAY WE MAY BE OPEN TO INAUGURATION DAY SO WE CAN MAKE THAT DECISION EVER FOUR YEARS.>>Shebra Evans: I AGREE WITH MY COLLEAGUES ON WHAT HAS BEEN SAID AND I JUST WANTED TO UNDERSTAND THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT POINT. COULD YOU HELPED ME UNDERSTAND THE BENEFITS OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR VERSUS IN THE SUMMER? ONE MIGHT SAY WHAT IF YOU JUST DO YOUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN THE SUMMERTIME.>>ONE, WHEN YOU’RE IN THE MOMENT TEACHING AND COLLABORATING WITH COLLEAGUES. FICTIONAL IN THE DAYS BUT COLLABORATIVE PLANNING AMONG COLLEAGUES THAT COULD IMPACT THERE WERE HISTORICALLY SCHOOL SYSTEMS HAVE NOT MANDATORY WORK OVER THE SUMMER. AND A LIST OF FIVE SECOND ASSIGNMENT. THEY ARE TWO DAYS, THEY ARE A VARIETY OF WORK ACTIVITIES THEY ARE ENGAGED WITH AND WE HAVE HEARD PRETTY LOUD AND CLEAR FROM OUR STAFF THAT IF THE CALENDAR WERE TO ALLOW FOR REAL-TIME PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CONSISTENT WITH WHEN STUDENTS ARE IN SCHOOL, THAT WOULD BE A PREFERENCE FOR THOSE REASONS. AND HIS OPPORTUNITIES AND WAYS TO SITUATE THOSE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING MAXIMIZE TEACHER PROFESSIONAL LEARNING THROUGHOUT THE DUTY YEAR.>>I ALSO AGREE WE SHOULD SPEND OUT THREE FIT MY QUESTION WOULD BE AROUND COMMUNICATION. I DON’T KNOW ABOUT THE CALLING BUT I FIND IT’S DIFFICULT TO READ. I CAN ACTUALLY GO AND IN PRINT ON LISTIN. AND WONDERING EVEN IF YOU PUT THIS UP TO MY COULD YOU PUT IT ON A LIST LIKE YOU DO WHEN YOU PUT OUT THE FINAL LOOKS IT STARTS ON THIS DATE AND END ON THIS TAPERED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT ON THIS DAY. AT THE BOTTOM OF EACH LIST PUT DOWN WITH THE CHANGES AR. THIS IS REALLY HARD UNLESS YOU ARE SITTING HERE.>>I WAS SO CARRIED AWAY THAT I FORGOT TO MENTION WHAT HAPPENED IN MY LAST ADVISORY MEETING WE HAD DOCTOR DOCCA MS. McGUIRE COMMIT TO THE MEETING AND TALK ABOUT THE CALENDAR SCENARIOS, WHICH WAS GREAT. AND WE HAD OVER 150 STUDENTS. MOST DEFINITELY BROUGHT 18 GROUPS FOR THE GOT A BREAKOUT INTO AFTER HEARING THEM TALK ABOUT THE CALENDAR OPTIONS. I DEFINITELY WANTED TO MENTION HOW IN MY NOTES I TIONED HOW SCENARIO C WAS DEFINITELY THE STUDENTS WANT TO STOCK UP. BUT THEY ALL CONSIDERED BREAK IT ALL DOWN TO MORE STUDENTS SO THIS IS DONE WHEN OPTION THAT SPOKE OUT TO THEM AND WHEN THEY WERE DISCUSSING INAUGURATION DAY STARTING BEFORE LABOR DA. THIS WAS DEFINITELY A UNANIMOUS IDEA AMONGST ALL THE STUDENTS THAT WERE AT THE SWAMP ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING. SOME OF THE THINGS HE MENTIONED WERE OUTLINES BETTER WITH THE SPORTS CALENDAR, HOW MORE FLEXIBILITY WITH SNOW DAYS AND HOW SCHOOL WOULD START ON A MONDAY. NOT NECESSARILY CRAZY THINGS, BUT THEY MENTIONED HOW THIS WAS SOMETHING THEY ADMIRED. FROM A STUDENT PERSPECTIVE, THIS IS DEFINITELY ONE OF THE THINGS I WANTED TO BRING TO MY COLLEAGUES.>>Shebra Evans: THANK YOU. MISS DIXON? BEFORE I HAVE SEVERAL THOUGHTS ABOUT THIS. I AGREE WE SHOULD SEND OUT THREE SCENARIOS AS WELL. FOR ME AND IS VERY IMPORTANT TO HEAR FEEDBACK FROM THE COMMUNITY IN TERMS OF WHEN SCHOOL STARTS. I DON’T KNOW WHETHER THAT CAN BE TAKEN INTO ACCOUNT WHERE WE CAN GET THE VIEWS OF STAFF, GET THE VIEWS OF THE COMMUNITY. THAT WOULD BE PEOPLE WHO DON’T NECESSARILY HAVE CHILDREN IN SCHOOL AND THOSE WHO HAVE CHILDREN IN SCHOOL TO DIRECT TRIED TO BREAK IT UP THAT WAY. IN TERMS OF INAUGURATION DAY, LOOKING AT THE 19TH WHEREVER IT FALLS, I WONDERED WHETHER OR NOT THAT COULD BE A PROFESSIONAL DAY FOR TEACHERS. YOU PUT THE HOLIDAY, THE 18TH, THE 19TH AND WITH HAVING INAUGURATION DAY OFF AND NONINSTRUCTIONAL DAY FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS AND TAKE AWAY THE PROFESSIONAL DAY ON THE FIRS. THAT SOMETHING I WANT TO THROW OUT. I DO BELIEVE INAUGURATION DAY SHOULD BE A HOLIDAY. I FEEL IT IS IMPORTANT, ESPECIALLY IN TERMS OF WHAT WE ARE GOING THROUGH AS A COUNTRY HERE NOW FOR STUDENTS TO UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF WHO IS THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. AND TO CELEBRATE THAT ELECTION OF WHOEVER THAT PERSON IS, AND THINK HISTORICALLY WE MAY HAVE AND I THINK THIS WAS CORRECT ME IF I’M WRON, MS. O’NEILL AND DOCTOR DOCCA, BUT I THINK INAUGURATION DAY WAS GIVEN OFF BECAUSE THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN PRESIDENT WAS ELECTED. AND THINK THERE IS A STRONG POSSIBILITY THAT THE FIRST WOMAN MAY BE ELECTED PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES GOING FORWARD. I JUST THINK HAVING STUDENTS HAVING THE OPPORTUNITY, OBVIOUSLY THEY ARE NOT ALL GOING TO BE IN FRONT OF THE TELEVISION WATCHING. BUT YOU HAVE THREE THINGS THERE YOU COULD PUT THREE DAYS TOGETHER WHERE FAMILIES CAN BE TOGETHER IN THE HISTORICAL NATURE OF IT. I WOULD IMAGINE RIGHT NOW IN STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT CLASSROOMS THAT THERE SHOULD BE A LOT OF LEARNING GOING ON ABOUT OUR SYSTEM OF GOVERNMENT THAT IS A CONSTITUTIONAL SYSTEM TO THE SYSTEM OF CHECKS AND BALANCES IN ALL OF THAT, WHICH IS REALLY IMPORTANT AND WHAT CAN HAPPEN WHEN IN FACT THOSE THINGS ARE NOT FOLLOWED. AND SO I THINK HOLDING INAUGURATION DAY IS REALLY SOMETHING WORTHWHIL. SO THAT’S BASICALLY I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW WHAT THE PUBLIC AND OUR STUDENTS THINK ABOUT WHEN WE SHOULD START BEFORE LABOR DAY WERE AFTER LABOR DAY. THERE ARE REASONS FOR BOTH, PERSONALLY AND SOMETIMES I WISH I COULD HAVE THIS TIME BACK BUT MY CHILDREN ARE A LOT OLDER NOW. BUT I ENJOY HAVING THEM HOME AND BEING ABLE TO DO SOME THINGS WITH THEM. I HAVE MIXED FEELINGS ABOUT THAT. I DO KNOW THE LAST TIME THAT THE PUBLIC WAS FOR STARTING SCHOOL AFTER LABOR DAY AND THE STATE OF MARYLAND. I DON’T KNOW SPECIFICALLY. I THINK WE NEED TO BE LOOKING AT MONTGOMERY COUNTY AND WHAT OUR RESIDENTS WANT THEIR.>>Shebra Evans: THANK YOU. MRS. SMONDROWSK.>>Rebecca Smondrowski: AND PRETTY MUCH ASSOCIATE MYSELF WITH MY COLLEAGUE. VERY INTERESTED IN WHAT THE PUBLIC FEEDBACK IS GOING TO BE FROM ALL OUR STAKEHOLDER GROUPS.ALSO AGREED THERE SHOULD ONLY BE POTENTIALLY THREE CALENDARS THAT GO OU. I HAD MARKED DOWN A, C AND E AS OPPOSED A, B AND C, BUT FOR HOWEVER THAT. AND THEN I APPRECIATED MS. DIXONS COMMENTS ABOUT INAUGURATION, BUT MORE SPECIFICALLY ABOUT CHANGING OF THE POSSIBILITY OF CHANGING THAT. WHICH BRINGS UP ANOVERALL QUESTION . JUST WANT TO PUT IT OUT THERE. AS WE HEAR BACK FROM THE PUBLIC, WE CAN STILL MAKE CHANGES. WANT PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND THEIR FEEDBACK WOULD BE IMPORTANT BECAUSE IF EVERYONE SAYS WE LOVE THIS CALENDAR BUT WE DON’T WANT THIS OFFER WHATEVER WE RATHER SEE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HERE, THESE THINGS CAN BE REARRANGED AND WE DISCUSSED. I WANT TO MAKE SURE THE PUBLIC KNOWS THAT SO WE GET THERE TREAT FEEDBACK AND THEY DON’T THINK IT’S EXACTLY WHAT IS HERE AND THERE IS ONLY ROOM FOR COMMENT.>>Shebra Evans: WE ARE NOT VOTING TODAY FOR THIS DISCUSSION ONLY.>>THAT’S DEFINITELY ACCURATE. WE WILL PUT SOME SCENARIOS HEARING THESE DIFFERENT COMPONENTS TO REFLECT IN THE DIFFERENT SCENARIOS AND THOSE WILL BE OUT FOR COMMENT. THE BOARD WILL CERTAINLY BRING BACK ALL THE COMMENTS AND FEEDBACK TO YOU AND MAY HAVE SUGGESTIONS FOR WHAT SCENARIOS WOULD REFLECT SOME OF THOSE. THE BOARD CAN ALWAYS MAKE THE CHANGES AND AMENDMENTS TO THE SCENARIOS YOU FEEL IS NECESSARY IN ADVANCE OF TAKING ACTION.>>Shebra Evans: DOCTOR DOCCA QUICK.>>Judith Docca: LIKE THE WEIGHT MISS DIXON IS THINKING ABOUT THE 19TH. PROFESSIONAL DAY FOR TEACHERS. DOES THAT COST US ANYTHING SINCE STUDENTS WILL NOT BE IN CLASS?>>IT COSTS US IN THE SENSE THAT IT IS AWORKDAY . WE HAVE TO HAVE OUR BUILDINGS OPEN IN TERMS OF RECEIVING STAFF OR PROFESSIONAL LEARNING AND COLLABORATIVE PLANNING TIME. THERE WOULD BE THOSE COSTS.>>ONE THING WE HAVE HEARD IN TERMS OF PRELIMINARILY WITH ONE OF THE REASONS FOR NOT THE PUSHBACK WE HEARD FROM STAFF AROUND HAVING THE BACK TO PROFESSIONAL DAYS ON GENERATE 29TH OF FEBRUARY 1 WAS THAT WE MIGHT HAVE A LOW INTENDANTS ON THE PROFESSIONAL LEARNING TODAY. I SUSPECT WE WOULD PROBABLY, SIMILAR TO MS. O’NEILL’S QUESTION RENT STUDENT, ON JANUARY 19 WE WOULD PROBABLY HAVE A SIMILAR SITUATION WITH OUR EMPLOYEES AS WELL. I THINK IT’S SOMETHING WE WOULD HAVE TO BALANCE.>>Patricia O’Neill: I DO AGREE WITH MS. NIXON’S ABOUT THE NEED TO ELEVATE THE IMPORTANCE OF THE PRESIDENCY, THE INAUGURATION. AND HAD THE POLICY MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE I SAID THAT I THOUGHT IF WE WERE OPEN THAT WE SHOULD THAT THE SUPERINTENDENT AND STAFF SHOULD DIRECT THE SCHOOLS THAT THERE SHOULD BE LEARNING ACTIVITIES AND TELEVISIONS AND BOARDS SHOULD BE ON TO WATCH THE INAUGURATION. I REMEMBER WHEN MY CHILDREN WERE YOUNGER AND INAUGURATION DAY FELL ON SCHOOL DAYS. BECAUSE IT WAS PRESIDENT OBAMA IS FIRST INAUGURATION THAT WE BEGAN CLOSING. THAT OUR POLICY WAS IN PLACE. BUT PRIOR TO THAT TIME THEY WATCHED IN SCHOOLS. I THINK THAT’S TRUE EVERYWHERE IN THE COUNTRY, WHETHER YOU ARE IN THE NATION’S CAPITAL ARE NO , IT SHOULD BE A TIM. IT IS OBVIOUSLY LESSER THAN DEMOCRACY. AND THINK THAT IS IMPORTANT. I ALSO KNOW SEVERAL YEARS AGO WE DID THE CALENDAR SURVEY AND THAT’S WHERE WE HAVE THERE IS A HUGE DESIRE TO HAVE THE FULL SPRING BREAK. I THINK IT’S THAT CALENDAR SURVEY. AND THINK IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO GATHER IS IMPORTANT TO SEE BEGINNING AND END FRED WHETHER IT’S LABOR DAY OR AFTER LABOR DAY, BUT THE CALENDAR SURVEY, IS IT SOMEWHERE ON THE WEBSITE OR CAN IT BE LINKE? THAT WAS PRETTY EXTENSIVE. AND THINK IT WAS ONE OF THE HIGHEST SURVEYS PARTICIPATION RATES WE HAVE EVER HAD. I THINK IT INFLUENCES THESE CALENDAR OPTIONS. SPOKE VERY IMPORTANT CONTEXT AND IS ON OUR WEBSITE, BUT WE WILL BE SURE TO PROMINENTLY LINK TO ONLY COMPILE THE FEEDBACK ELEMENTS THAT WE WILL BE PUTTING TOGETHER FOR THE SPECIFIC SURVEYS HERE THAT WILL BE THERE AS WELL.>>DO YOU WANT A MOTION THAT WE SEND OUT ONLY THREE CALENDARS? DO YOU THINK WE HAVE IMOVIE PUT OUT FOR PUBLIC COMMENT THREE CALENDAR OPTION. ONE BEGINNING AFTER LABOR DAY AND TO PRIOR TO LABOR DAY.>>CAN I CLARIFY FOR MY COMMENTS WE HAVE HEARD WOULD ALSO PUT OUT SCENARIOS BOTH WITH INAUGURATION DAY OPEN AND WITH INAUGURATION DAY CLOSED?>>YES.>>AND THAT WOULD ALSO ONCE WE FINISH THIS DISCUSSION WE WILL NEED TO AFFIRMATIVELY TAKE ACTION ON THE DRAFT POLICY, THE TENTATIVE POLICY CHANGE? TO IMPLEMENT THAT IF THAT IS THE ULTIMATE SCENARIO. AND THEN WE WOULD AGAIN SHOW DIFFERENT CONFIGURATIONS WITHIN THOSE THREE FOR THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAYS.>>THE BOARD HAS THE PREROGATIVE THAT FINAL ACTION TO CHANGE TO MAKE ACCOMMODATIONS WITHIN THE DESIRED CALENDAR SPLIT CORRECT.>>I DO WANT TO CLARIFY EACH SCENARIO WILL HAVE A MIRROR WITH THE INNOVATIVE. WILL BE THREE TRADITIONAL AND THREE INNOVATIVE.>>ARE WE GOING TO HAVE TWO MOTIONS? [ INAUDIBLE ] >>Nate Tinbite: AND WANTED TO MENTION, WHEN WE WORK THROUGH THE COMMUNICATION PLAN WITH THIS AS WELL, IF IT’S POSSIBLE YOU CAN WORK WITH THE STUDENT LEADERSHIP OFFICE TO MAKE SURE THAT THE COMMUNICATION PLAN TO STUDENTS AS WELL?>>ANY REPEAT PROPOSED MOTION FOR INAUGURATION?>>THERE’S A POLICY COMMITTE.>>WE HAD A MOTION FROM MS. O’NEILL.>>A, B AND C WERE SORT OF THE FIRST ONES THAT WERE DEMONSTRATED, BUT I DON’T BELIEVE THOSE SPECIFIC SCENARIOS REFLECT THE CONVERSATION WE’VE HAD HERE. I THINK WHAT WE WOULD NEED TO DO WOULD BE CREATE NEW SCENARIOS. WE CALL THEM SOMETHING SIMPLE, HOPEFULLY. THAT REFLECT THE BOARDS WISHES IN TERMS OF REFLECT THE BOARDS COMMENTS TODAY IN TERMS OF THE DIFFERENT PIECES. I DON’T THINK ANY OF THEM ARE CAPTURING WHAT YOU HAVE NOW.>>WHEN I MADE THE MOTION I DIDN’T SAY, A, B AND C. I SENT ONE STARTING THE DAY AFTER LABOR DAY AND TO STARTING BEFORE LABOR DAY. ONE COULD BE MONDAY BEFORE LABOR DAY AND THE OTHER TUESDAY?>>I WOULD SUGGEST CAUTIOUSLY THAT MOTION MAY NOT WANT TO BE REAL SPECIFIC BECAUSE WHAT WE WILL NEED TO DO IS PUT THESE DIFFERENT SCENARIOS TOGETHER TO REFLECT YOUR COMMENTS AND REFLECT THE OTHER NEEDS WE NEED TO INCORPORATE AND I WOULD JUST WORRY IF WE START GETTING REAL SPECIFIC THAT WE MAY BUMP UP AGAINST THINGS THAT ARE WORKING FOR HIM I’VE HEARD THE INTENT FOR NOT A LARGE NUMBER ABSOLUTELY HAVE HEARD THAT INTENT FOR TWO BEFORE AND ONE AFTER AND I’VE ALSO HEARD THE INTENT THAT AGAIN WE SHOW MULTIPLE CONFIGURATIONS RUN INAUGURATION DAY. I’M SORRY?>>BEFORE AND AFTER LABOR DAY. I’M SORRY.>>EMMETT MORE SPECIFICALLY THE MONDAY OR TUESDAY.>>YES. ABSOLUTELY. IF THE BOARD IS COMFORTABLE WITH SETTING THOSE PARAMETERS, THINK THAT MAYBE ENOUGH DIRECTION FOR US TO HAVE FLEX ABILITY TO PUT TOGETHER A FUNCTIONAL SCENARIO.>>Shebra Evans: HOPEFULLY VICTORIA CAUGHT ALL THAT. [LAUGHTER] WE HAD A MOTION AND A SECOND TO BRING FORWARD THREE CALENDARS. ONE BEFORE THE START OF LABOR DA.>>ONE THE DAY AFTER LABOR DAY AN PRE-LABOR DAY. ONE BEGINNING MONDAY AND ONE BEGINNING TUESDAY.>>Shebra Evans: IT WAS SECONDED BY MRS. SMONDROWSKI?>>YES.>>Shebra Evans: ALL IN FAVOR? THAT IS UNANIMOUS. THE NEXT ITEM ON OUR AGENDA IS NINE, ACTION ON BOARD POLICY. I WILL TURN IT OVER TO DOCTOR DOCCA. AND WELCOME , MS. WILLIAMS TO THE TABL.>>Judith Docca: WE NEED TO LOOK AT THE POLICY AND DECIDE WHETHER WE WANT TO VOTE ON HAVING THE POLICY INDICATE WE MAY LOOK AT THIS EVERY 40 YEAR . THAT’S WHAT I’M PROPOSING THAT WE CHANGE THE POLICY TO SAY THAT WE MAY LOOK AT THE POLICY ON INAUGURATION DAY EVERY FOUR YEARS. ANY COMMENTS?>>Shebra Evans: I DON’T SEE ANY.>>I WILL SECOND THAT.>>Shebra Evans: ALL IN FAVOR OF THAT? YOU DON’T WANT TO CHANGE THE POLICY? OKAY. LET’S READ WHAT IS IN HERE. THE DATA PRESIDENTIAL INAUGURATION FALLS ON A SCHOOL DAY THAT DAY MAYBE IN IN C.P.S. SYSTEM HOLIDAY OF CONSIDERATION OF OTHER FACTORS IMPACTING THE SCHOOL CALENDAR DURING THE YEAR OF INAUGURATION SUCH AS THE FIRST DAY AND LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, DAY OF THE WEEK THAT INAUGURATION ANOTHER MANDATED ALL THE DAYS DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR. IS SAYING WE HAVE TO CONSIDER AND LOOK AT IT. I WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU WERE AWARE OF THAT.>>RIGHT. AM AWARE AND SAYS MAY, BUT I THINK FUTURE BOARDS OF EDUCATION WANT TO DO THAT, LET THEM DO IT THEN. BUT I FEEL VERY STRONGLY ABOUT THA. I CAN STILL REMEMBER THE INAUGURATION OF JOHN F. KENNEDY AND HOW INSPIRING THAT WAS AND HOW WE REALLY REMEMBER HIM TO THIS DAY AND ALL THE PEOPLE HE INSPIRED TO JOIN THE PEACE CORPS. I THINK IT IS VERY IMPORTAN. IN LIGHT OF WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE COUNTRY RIGHT NOW. WE HAVE TO HAVE YOUR HEAD STUCK IN THE GROUND NOT TO KNOW. AND THINK IT IS VERY IMPORTANT OUR STUDENTS WOULD AND REALLY, ALL THE ADULTS IN THIS COUNTRY ARE AWARE OF THE IMPORTANCE OF WHO WE KNOW GREAT AS PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND CELEBRATE THAT.CROWD SIZE NOTWITHSTANDIN. AND GO FROM THERE. SO.>>Shebra Evans: ABSOLUTELY. MRS. O’NEILL?>>Patricia O’Neill: THIS IS WHERE TENTATIVE ACTION TO GO OUT. FOR PUBLIC COMMENT.THE PUBLIC HAS THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMMUNICATE. THEY MAY WISH IT TO REMAIN IN THE POLICY OR THEY MAY NOT. AND ULTIMATELY THE BOARD WILL HAVE TO MAKE THAT DECISION. WHETHER WE ARE CHANGING IT TO MAKE ON A CASE-BY-CASE BASIS.>>WE DO HAVE TO WAIT FOR COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC, BUT I THINK WE OUGHT TO PUT THIS OUT AS A POSSIBILITY. SO DO WE NEED TO VOTE AGAIN? NO. OKAY.>>YOU NEED TO.>>WE MOVED TO SECOND TO PARIS ALL IN FAVOR. THAT IS MR. TINBITE , MRS. SMONDROWSKI, MRS. O’NEILL, MRS. EVANS, MISS SILVESTRE,. ALL OPPOSED, MS. DIXON .>>Shebra Evans: AT THIS TIME WE ARE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE. SO WE CAN GO AHEAD AND TAKE OUR RECESS NOW FOR 15 MINUTES AND COME BACK AT 2:30 PM. WE ARE ADJOURNED FOR 15 MINUTES. THANK YOU.>>>WELCOME BACK. AT THIS TIME WE ARE AT ITEM 11 FOR DISCUSSION. DOCTOR SMITH?>>THANK YOU. I WILL DO A VERY BRIEF HISTORY LESSON HERE ABOUT WHAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT AS WE LOOK AT THE 2019 EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT CONSOLIDATE NEW STRATEGIC PLAN. IN 2003 THE STATE OF MARYLAND PAST THE WHICH INCREASED THE FUNDING SIGNIFICANTLY FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION IN THE STATE AND INCORPORATING THE ELEMENT BEHIND FEDERAL LEGISLATION AS WELL AS FEDERAL SEVERAL ELEMENTS OF NEW LEGISLATION AROUND STUDENT LEARNING IN SCHOOL DISTRICT OPERATION. THE BRIDGE OF EXCELLENCE REQUIRED WHAT WAS CALLED THE MASTER PLAN FOR THE MASTER PLAN WAS IN EFFECT UNTIL A COUPLE YEARS AGO. EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT WAS SIGNED INTO LAW AS A REPLACEMENT FOR NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND. A COUPLE OF YEARS AFTER THAT THE STATE OF MARYLAND CAME TOGETHER IN THE STATE BOARD AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY AND THROUGH A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT PIECES OF LEGISLATION CAME UP WITH THE CONSOLIDATED STRATEGIC PLA. IT REQUIRES CERTAIN LOWS OLD LEVELS OF STATE REPORTING AND NOW AS THE COMMISSION DOES ITS WORK AND IT WILL RELEASE TOMORROW PROPOSED FUNDING FORMULAS. LEGISLATION LAST YEAR THAT WOULD BE THAT LEGISLATION REAFFIRMED OR CHANGED THIS SESSION IN JANUARY. THERE’S A LOT OF SHIFTING. WHILE THE SHIFTING HAS OCCURRED, WE STILL HAVE TO SUBMIT THIS PLAN TO THE STATE EACH YEAR. IT IS BASED ON A SINGLE MEASU . WE ALL KNOW THAT ASSESSMENT WILL CHANGE TO A NEW SET OF FORMS AND ITEMS THIS COMING APRIL. AND SO AS WE LOOK AT THIS SINGLE MEASURE SET OF DATA, PARTICULARLY IMPORTANT WE REMEMBER THAT’S WHAT WE DON’T WANT TO HANG ON A SINGLE TEST SCORE. WE WANT TO LOOK AT MULTIPLE MEASURES ACROSS OUR SYSTEM AND PERFORMANCE AND ACROSS OUR SCHOOLS.AND SO TODAY IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE LAW AND BECAUSE IT DOES SERVE A PURPOSE FOR US TO LOOK AT THIS, WE CAN GLEAN INFORMATION AND UNDERSTANDING FROM IT. WE BRING BEFORE YOU CONSOLIDATING STRATEGIC PLAN BASED ON THE EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT. I WILL TURN THIS OVER TO DOCTOR McKNIGHT WHO IS GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO FOLKS FROM INSTRUCTION.>>GOOD AFTERNOON BOARD MEMBERS. AS DOCTOR SMITH STATED THEM IN THE EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT GIVES CONTROL TO THE STATE AND LOCAL EDUCATIONAL AGENCIES AROUND DEVELOPING THEIR ACCOUNTABILITY GOALS AND MODELS. IN OUR LAST BOARD MEETING, HE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEE AN EXAMPLE OF SHARED ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT PORTION BY LOOKING AT THE A COUNTABILITY MODEL, THE EVIDENCE OF LEARNING, AND HOW WE AS A SYSTEM HAVE FOCUSED ON THE FIVE FOCUS GROUPS AND HOW WE DEFINE OUR DATA. SO DURING TODAY’S PRESENTATION WE ARE TO FOCUS ON THE PARTNERSHIP FOR ASSESSMENT HER READINESS FOR COLLEGE AND CAREERS, STATE LEVEL ACHIEVEMENT DATA USING OUR FOCUS GROUPS IN WHICH SPEAKERS OF OTHER LANGUAGES AND SPECIAL EDUCATION. ALSO, I WOULD LIKE TO NOTE IN LAST MONTH’S PRESENTATION ON THE EVENT OF FRAMING FRAMEWORK OF THIS PRESENTATION WILL BE DIFFERENT BECAUSE IT FOCUSES ON ONE MEASURE, WHICH IS THE PART. AND AS DOCTOR SMITH STATED EARLIER, THE MAIL AND FIRST THIS EDUCATION IS TRANSITIONING TO A NEW ASSESSMENT BUT AS THE TRANSITION TAKES VOIC, HAVING A LOCAL COUNTABILITY MODEL THAT USES MULTIPLE MEASURES AS WE DO, OUR LOCAL DISTRICT AND EXTREME MEASURES WILL PROVIDE BETTER MONITORING SYSTEM THIS IS OUR STUDENT LEARNING. AGAIN, IT’S IMPORTANT FOR US AS A SYSTEM TO THINK ABOUT WHAT ARE THE MEASURES WE WILL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THAT ARE REFLECTIVE OF OUR VALUES AND HOW WE WANT TO MONITOR STUDENT GROWTH. FONDLY WE WILL SPEND MORE TIME GOING DEEPER FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL MATHEMATICS PERSONAL ARE PARK ASSESSMENT WHILE OTHERS IT TOOK HIGHER GRADE LEVEL PARK ASSESSMENT SUCH AS ALGEBRA ONE AND GEOMETRY. MS. HAZEL WILL GO INTO DETAILS IN JUST A FEW MOMENTS, BUT I WILL HANDED OFF TO THE DOCTOR.>>GOOD AFTERNOON. I AM HERE TO TALK ABOUT THIS VERY TINY COMMITTEE MATERIAL WE ARE SUBMITTING TO THE STATE. AS YOU HAVE HEARD, WE DO THIS EVERY YEAR.I AGREE WITH DOCTOR SMITH, IT ALSO HIGHLIGHTS FOR US IMPORTANT WORK WE ARE DOIN. AS DOCTOR McKNIGHT AND DOCTOR SMITH MENTIONED TODAY, WE EMPHASIZE IN THIS CONSOLIDATED STRATEGIC PLAN. ALTHOUGH IT FOCUSES ON LOOKING AT PARK RESULTS FROM YOU WE TALK ABOUT OUR WORK AND USING THE EQUITY ACCOUNTABILITY FRAMEWORK. THAT’S THE WAY WE ARE LOOKING AT WORK IN DESCRIBING THE ACHIEVEMENT OF STUDENTS. FIRST AND FOREMOST HOW THIS BINDER IS ORGANIZED. WE HAVE AN EXECUTIVE SUMMARY FOLLOWED BY A FINANCIAL SECTION AND THEN WE HAVE THE AREAS OF FOCUS WE ARE TALKING ABOUT SPECIFICALLY HERE. WE ARE ACTUALLY GOING TO DO THE DEEP DIVE WITH MS. HAZEL ON THOSE AREAS AND WE HAVE ORGANIZED THEM IN A WAY OVERFOCUS STUDENT GROUP SO YOU CAN SEE THE PARK RESULTS FOR THE STUDENT SPECIFICALLY. I WOULD ALSO SAY WE WOULD HIGHLIGHT HERE SEVERAL STATE AND FEDERAL GRANTS. THAT WE USE EVERY YEAR TO FOCUS AND SUPPORT AND DO FOCUS ATTENTION FOR OUR STUDENTS. THOSE ARE OUR TITLE GRANT INCLUDING TITLE I, WHICH IS THE SUPPORT FOR A LOT OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. IN A COURSE FOR THE SUPPORT FOR TITLE I SCHOOLS. TITLE I PART D, WHICH IS THE INTERVENTION PROGRAM FOR STUDENTS AND YOUTH. TITLE TO PART A THAT FOCUSES ON WHAT WE CAN USE TO PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR OUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT. ALSO SUPPORTS THE CONSULTING WORK THAT TEACHERS DO AROUND OUR PROCESS ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS. IN TITLE IV ACTUALLY EMPHASIZES KEY AREAS INCLUDING MORE ACCESS AND SUPPORT FOR THE ART. ALSO SUPPORTS THE FINANCING OF FOR STUDENTS TO BE ABLE TO TAKE AP AND IB EXAMS. YOU’VE HEARD IN PREVIOUS YEARS OFFSETTING THE COST OF THOSE. AS WELL AS EXPANDING PROGRAMS SUCH AS THE SUMMER CAMPS EXTENSION CAMPS THAT SUPPORT OUR SPECIFIC EMPHASIS IN MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS AS THEY CHOOSE PROGRAM FOR HIGH SCHOOLS AS WELL AS OTHER AREAS. AND FINALLY THE STATE GRANTS WE GET TO SUPPORT MORE WORK IN THE FINE ARTS. WE ALSO PROVIDE IN THIS REPORT TO THE STATE THE YEARLY REPORT ON VICTIMS OF VIOLENT CRIME AN OFFENSES . SO WITH THAT OVERVIE, GOING TO TURN IT OVER MS. HAZEL THAT WILL GO THROUGH A DEEP DIVE ONCE AGAIN FOCUSING ON PART. REALLY THIS IS GOING TO BE ORGANIZED TO BE ABLE TO MEET WITH OUR FOCUS GROUPS.>>WE WILL FOCUS ON THE ONE ASSESSMENT LOOKING AT PARK. I’M GOING TO SPEND TIME FOCUSED ON THIS ONE SLIDE FOR A MOMENT AND THEN WE WILL GO THROUGH THE OTHER A LITTLE FASTER SO WE CAN GET ORIENTED. AGAIN, WE WANT TO REMIND YOU THAT PARK GIVE STUDENTS A SCORE OF 54, THRE, 20135 MEANING THE STUDENTS ARE EXCEEDING THE GRADE LEVEL STANDARD FOR MEETING THE STANDARD. PRIOR TO LAST SCHOOL YEAR THE STATE DID EXCEPT A SCORE OF THREE APPROACHES STANDARD. WE DID WANT TO BRING IN A SCORE OF THREE SO WE COULD SEE PRIOR TO LAST SCHOOL YEAR WHAT SCORE WE WERE LOOKING AT WITH OUR STUDENTS. LAST SCHOOL YEAR THE SCORE OF FOUR WAS A STANDARD THE STATE BEGAN TO EXPECT CURRENT A SCORE OF FOUR OR 4.5 IS WHERE WE BEGIN TO LOOK. WE WANT TO BEGIN TO SHOW YOU HOW OUR STUDENTS PERFORMED AT THE FOUR AND FIVE. BUT AGAIN, WE HAVE A SCORE OF THREE WE HAVE FRAME OF REFERENCE. YOU CAN SEE FOR OUR STUDENTS WE ARE COMPARING 2018 AND 19 FOR OUR STUDENTS IN GRADES THREE THROUGH FIVE IN ELA. YOU CAN SEE THE STUDENTS HAVE NICE GRADES AT THE LEVEL FOR. AND YOU CAN SEE THEY HAD NICE GAMES AND THE LEVEL IV AREA AND ESPECIALLY I JUST WANT TO HIGHLIGHT YES, I’M SORRY. LEVEL FOR. IN ALL THESE AREAS THE STUDENTS DID WELL AND HAS HAD NICE GRADES. MOVING INTO MATH GRADES THREE THROUGH FIVE AGAIN, THE STUDENTS HAD GAINED THE LEVEL FOR DID ONE HIGHLIGHT OUR NONFAR. HISPANIC WITH YOU KNOW STUDEN . ALSO HAD A NICE GAME. ALSO OUR ESAU STUDENTS HAD GAMES IN THE LEVEL III AND FOUR. YOU CAN SEE OFTEN TIMES WE HAVE SOME OF THE DEMOGRAPHIC GROUPS THAT HAD HIKE NUMBERS IN LEVELS ONE AND TWO ON THEIR PART PERFORMANCE. UNTIL THEY ARE ABLE TO MAKE GAMES INTO THAT AND MOVE THEIR WAY UP.>>MIGHT I ASK A QUESTION? I’M NOT FOLLOWING THE GAINS. YOUR EXAMPLE OF NON-FARMS LATINO, FOR EXAMPLE. 35.6 AND 35.6.>>IT IS THE SAME. I APOLOGIZE.ALL STUDENT GROUPS.35..37.5.>>I WOULD POINT OUT, IS EQUALLY IMPORTANT TO LOOK AT THE END OF UNIT IF YOU LOOK AT TH. [ INAUDIBLE ] YOU SEE IN LEVEL III THERE WAS AN INCREASE IN THE ACTUAL NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO MET THE AND A LEVEL IV. AND AN INCREASE IN THE ACTUAL NUMBER OF STUDENTS. WHEN YOU KNOW 43.5 PERCENT TO 43.8 PERCENT. WHAT THAT TELLS YOU IS THERE WERE GAINS IN ALL THREE AREAS AND THOSE WERE NOT THERE WAS NOT AN EQUAL NUMBER OF GAINS IN WANTED TO BECAUSE YOU HAVE A HIGHER PERCENTAGE. THAT’S WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO LOOK AT THE END THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS IN EACH OF THE CATEGORIES AS WELL IS A PERCENTAGE. BECAUSE ALL HE MAY HAVE DROPPED IN PERCENTAGE, YOU MIGHT INCREASE SIGNIFICANTLY IN THE ACTUAL NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO MET THE STANDARD, WHICH AT THE END OF THE DAY IS WHAT WE WANT.>>MOVING TO OUR ELA GRADES SIX THROUGH EIGHT. AGAIN, WE HAD A NUMBER OF GAINS IN OUR LEVEL FOR. STUDENTS MEETING LEVEL FOR. OVERALL STUDENTS TWO PERCENT GAI. WE HAD TWO PERCENT GAIN FOR OUR NON-FARMS AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND OUR NONFARM LATINO. WE HAD GAINS ALSO FOR OUR FARM . ALL SUBGROUPS AND OUR FARMS AFRICAN-AMERICAN FARMS LATINO. AND OUR SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS. AND WE ALSO HAD STUDENTS RECEIVING YL FIVE IN TERMS OF GAINS AND NONFARM. ALL STUDENT GROUPS NONFARM AFRICAN-AMERICAN NONFARM, LATINO AND FARMS ALL STUDENTS OF GROUP. WHEN WE GET INTO OUR MATH, WE WANT TO SHOW FOR OUR GRADE 6 THIS IS WHERE WE WANT TO DISTINGUISH OUR STUDENTS IN MATHEMATICS BEGIN TO TAKE DIFFERENT COURSES. IN GRADE 6 OUR STUDENTS CAN TAKE AN ON GRADE LEVEL MATH SIX CLASS. THEY CAN TAKE THE INVESTIGATIONS IN MATHEMATICS OR IM CLASS. AND THEN YOU CAN SEE THERE WE EVEN HAVE SIXTH-GRADERS TAKING ALGEBR. IN 2018 YOU HAVE 52 STUDENTS TAKING ALGEBRA AND LAW SCHOOL YEAR HAVE YOU HAD 89 STUDENTS TAKING ALGEBRA. THAT’S A PRETTY SIGNIFICANT INCREASE. HAS A WALL THE PERFORMANCE DID TO A LITTLE BIT, YOU CAN SEE WE HAD A NICE INCREASE IN THE STUDENTS WHO ARE ACCESSING THE COURSE. WE DID WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE INCREASE IN PARTICIPATION THERE. SO WE WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT A NUMBER OF STUDENTS THAT ARE TAKING THESE COURSES.>>SO I DO WANT TO POINT OUT YOU SEE SOME AREAS THAT ARE BLANK. THE REASON FOR THAT IS WE HAVE SUPPRESSION OF BOLD PRINT WE HAVE STUDENTS IN SIXTH GRADE TAKING THE GEOMETRY ASSESSMENT. THEY ARE ARE VERY FEW OF THEM AND THEY ARE LESS THAN THE NUMBER WE CAN PUBLICLY PUBLISH SO IT IS NOT IDENTIFIABLE DATA. AND AS NIKKI MENTIONED, I THINK ONE OF THE THINGS WE WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT IS THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS WE SAW THAT INCREASED BOTH IN THE MATH SIX THEY HAVE TAKEN AND ALSO WE HAD A LITTLE BIT OF A BUMP IN THE ALGEBRA ONE. WE WANT YOU TO KEEP THAT CONCEPT OF DOCTOR SMITH AND MS. HAZEL MENTIONED AS WE MOVE THROUGH THE MATH. YOU WILL SEE AN INTERESTING TREND IN STUDENTS TAKING SORT OF HIGHER LEVEL MATH CLASSES THAN THEIR GRADE LEVEL ASSESSMENTS AND HOW THEY DID. IT WAS PART OF THE CONVERSATION THEY HAD AROUND THE MIDDLE YEARS. THIS IS THE GRADE 6 MATHEMATICS YOU CAN SEE HERE IN TERMS OF THE LEVEL IV AND FIVE PERFORMANCE, WE DID NOT HAVE INCREASES, BUT IN TERMS OF ANY OF THE AREAS, THERE WERE NOT INCREASES. THERE WAS AN INCREASE THAT THE FARM ALL STUDENT GROUPS AT THE LEVEL III, AND THIS IS WHERE THE CHANGE IN LEVEL BECAUSE WE DID HAVE AN INCREASE IN THE LEVEL OF STUDENTS WHO TOOK ALGEBRA. BUT THE STUDENT WHO TOOK THE GRADE LEVEL INCREASED. THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO TOOK THE GRADE LEVEL INCREASED. BUT THE PERFORMANCE FOR THIS DECREASED HERE. WE KNOW THAT IS SOMETHING WE NEED TO CAREFULLY WATCH.FOR SEVENTH GRADE, WE HAVE, FOR OUR 201, AND CAN SEE WE HAVE THE 9000 STUDENTS IN THE SEVENTH GRADE AND IN 2019 WE HAD 8000 STUDENTS, BUT THAT IS BECAUSE WE HAD AN INCREASE IN STUDENTS WHO TOOK ALGEBRA. IN THE SEVENTH GRADE. IS ALMOST 1000 STUDENTS MORE THAT TOOK ALGEBRA. AND SO YOU CAN SEE THE DIFFERENCE IN PERFORMANCE. MORE STUDENTS ACCESSING ALGEBRA IN THE SEVENTH GRADE AND YOU CAN SEE WE HAVE A FEW MORE STUDENTS TAKING GEOMETRY IN 201.>>THIS IS THE CONVERSATION WE HAD AT THE LAST BOARD MEETING UP UNTIL THE CURRENT EIGHTH GRADERS. LAST YEAR SEVENTH GRADER. THE LEVEL III WOULD HAVE BEEN COUNTED AS MEETING THE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENT. AND SO WHILE IT IS 80.1 PERCENT OVER THERE IN LEVELS FOUR AND FIVE, IF YOU ADD THE LEVEL III, WE HAVE 94.8 PERCENT OF THE KIDS WHO TOOK ALGEBRA ONE IN THE SEVENTH GRADE LEVEL III, FOUR, FIVE. THIS HAS BEEN ONE OF THE GREAT DEBATES IN THE PARK TEST. AND IN THIS WHOLE EFFORT. IS WHICH ONE OF THESE NUMBERS, LEVEL III OR LEVEL IV IS ACTUALLY A STRONG INDICATOR OF FUTURE MATHEMATIC SUCCESS.AND ACTUALLY, HIGH LEVEL III. IF YOU ARE UP IN THE HIGH 730S OR LOW 740S, THAT IS GOOD AS AN INDICATOR AS BEING AT 760. IF YOU ARE DOWN CLOSE TO 725, IS A STATISTICALLY THEY HAVE SHOWN BUT IS PROBABLY GOING TO BE LESS OF A CHANCE OF FUTURE HIGH-LEVEL NOT SUCCESS. THIS IS A LEVEL AT WHICH WE NEED TO LOOK AT THIS AND UNDERSTAND WHAT IT INDICATES IS ONE OF MANY MAJORS WE USE. THAT’S WHY THIS HAS VALUE FOR US TO LOOK AT, BUT IT’S NOT THE THING THAT IS GOING TO CHANGE THE WORLD. IT’S ONE TEST. IONE INDICATOR. IT SERVES A PURPOSE, BUT WE ARE RIGHT NOW WAITING FOR THE STATE TO MAKE A DECISION ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR GROUP OF STUDENTS BECAUSE WE THINK IT IS UNREASONABL. AND WE HAVE SAID THAT TO THE STATE. TO SAY THIS GROUP OF CLASS AT 2024 HAS NOT MET THE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENT WHEN THEIR FELLOW STUDENTS IN EIGHTH GRADE, THE CLASS OF 2023, DID WITH THE SAME SCOR. AND THE TEST IS GOING TO CHANGE THIS YEAR. SO I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE KEEP PUTTING ALL THAT ON THE TABL. I GOT A RESPONSE BACK SAID THEY ARE LOOKING AT RIGHT NOW AND THEY WILL BE BACK WITH US SHORTLY. WE WILL KEEP OUR FAMILIES AND SCHOOLS VERY ENGAGED IN THE CONVERSATION.>>WHEN WE LOOK AT OUR GRADE 7 STUDENTS, WE HAD INCREASES AT THE LEVEL III IN ALMOST ALL THE SETTLERS. AND NOT QUITE AT THE LEVEL FOR. ENOUGH THE EIGHTH GRADE, WE DID NOT HAVE ANY INCREASES THEI. WE DID HAVE JOSH EXCUSE ME. WE DID HAVE SOME INCREASES AT THE LEVEL III FOR ALL STUDENT GROUPS NONFARM AND FOR ALL GROUPS AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN. AND WHEN WE GOT TO THE ELA, ELA IS AN AREA OF STRENGTH. WE DID HAVE INCREASES FOR ALL OF OUR STUDENT GROUPS IN THE LEVEL IV AND FIVE. WE DID SEE BUMPS FOR THOSE GROUPS. ALGEBRA. IF WE WERE TO BREAK DOWN OUR ALGEBRA NUMBERS, STUDENTS IN THE NINTH, 10TH AND 11TH GRADE AND 12TH GRADE, WE WOULD HAVE IN 2019 LAST SCHOOL YEAR 54 PERCENT OF OUR NINTH GRADERS TOOK ALGEBRA IN TERMS OF THIS DATA. 54. FIVE PERCENT OF THEM WERE NINTH GRADERS. 33 PERCENT OF 10TH GRADERS, 11 PERCENT WERE 11TH GRADERS AND JUST UNDER ONE PERCENT WERE 12 GRADERS. UNTIL THIS IS AN AREA WE NEED TO DO A LOT OF WORK WIT. IN TERMS OF OUR ALGEBRA DATA IN HIGH SCHOOL AND WE ARE BETWEEN A PILOT OF OUR ALGEBRA PROGRAMMING AND THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL SO WE CAN IMPROVE THE WORK WE ARE DOING WITH ALGEBRA IN OUR HIGH SCHOOL.SO IF WE THINK ABOUT THE WORK WE ARE DOING IN TERMS OF PRIORITY STRATEGIES: WE HAVE NEW CURRICULUMS TAKING PLACE IN OUR ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOLS. WE WORKED REALLY HAVE A CURRICULUM THAT IS MORE ALIGNED TO THE STANDARDS. WE HAVE WORKED TO HAVE WE’VE BEEN WORKING VERY HARD, YOU CAN SEE SOME THE ELA BUMPS WE HAVE HAD IN RESOURCES THAT ARE MORE ALIGNED TO STANDARDS AND THAT ARE MORE ALIGNED TO GRADE LEVELS. WE HAVE STUDENTS WRITING TEXTS THAT ARE THAT HAVE QUESTIONS THAT ARE ALIGNED TO THE STANDARDS AND REALLY MAKING SURE THAT THEY ARE RESPONDING TO TEXT -DEPENDENT QUESTIONS. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ARE PROVIDING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT THAT IS WILL BE MEETING THE NEEDS OF THE TEACHERS. WE ARE FOCUSING ON MAKING SURE OUR TEACHERS HAVE ASSESSMENTS THAT ARE ALIGNED THAT THEY CAN REALLY RESPOND TO IN MAKING SURE THEY ARE PLANNING THOSE ASSESSMENTS AND THEY HAVE THE MULTIPLE MEASURES AND THEY ARE THINKING ABOUT THEIR EVIDENCE OF LEARNING AND THAT THEY HAVE THE EQUITY ACCOUNTABILITY MODEL AND THEY ARE REALLY TAKING A LOOK TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE LOOKING AT ALL OF THEIR GROUPS OF STUDENTS, THEIR FOCUS GROUPS OF STUDENTS. AND ENSURING THEY ARE ALIGNING THEIR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANNING TO THE NEEDS OF THEIR STUDENTS. AND SO AS WE LOOK AT ALL THESE PIECES, AND WE ARE FOCUSING THAT ON OUR WORK, WE ARE REALLY TRYING TO MAKE SURE WE ARE ALIGNING ALL THE PIECES TOGETHER TO IMPROVE OUR NEEDS FOR STUDENTS. SO WE CAN OPEN IT UP FOR DISCUSSION WITH BOARD MEMBERS, BUT I WILL JUST SAY HAVING RECENTLY GIVEN THE PRESENTATION WITH DOCTOR WILSON AND HAVING HEARD AT THE BOARD TABLE SEVERAL TIMES, MYSELF AND MRS. O’NEILL, I AM VERY CONFIDENT THAT WE HAVE THE EVIDENCE OF LEARNING THAT THE ACCOUNT ABILITY MODEL TO BE ABLE TO KEEP THAT WATCHFUL EYE. GLAD WE ARE DOING THIS WORK. I WILL START WITH DOCTOR DOCCA. DO YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS? NO? MS. SILVESTRI?>>Karla Silvestre: WHAT HAPPENS NEXT YEAR WITH A NEW TEST.>>THIS HAS BEEN A CONVERSATION OF GREAT DISCUSSION THE LAST SIX MONTHS OR SO I WILL SAY I’M ANXIOUS ABOUT THIS. WE WON’T SAY IS THE TESTS ARE COMPARABLE OR EQUATED WHEN THEY ARE NOT. I HAVEN’T SEEN EVIDENCE TO SUPPORT EITHER CONCLUSION AT THIS POINT. RIGHT NOW WE ARE WAITING TO LOOK AT THE NEW ASSESSMENTS AND WE THINK THAT THERE NEEDS TO BE A LOT OF TESTING AND MODELING AT THE STATE LEVEL TO SHOW HOW THEY ARE EQUATED. WE CAN DO THAT RESEARCH OURSELVES.IF WE HAVE AN EQUATED MODEL WE CAN A TRENDLINE IS MY POSITION WE STOPPED AND STARTED TRENDLINE BECAUSE WE INSERT THE NEW TEST DATA IS MORE POSSIBLE TO GET A HIGHER SCORE?THE SAME PROBABILITY OF GETTING ON THE SAME SCORE OR LESS POSSIBL. IS IT EASIER, HARDER OR ABOUT THE SAME IN TERMS OF ITS RIGOR AND COGNITIVE DEMAND. IT’S IN VEGAS? IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND AROUND ASSESSMENT AND STATE PROGRAM WHAT HAPPENS WITH THAT STATE REPORT CARD BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE INTRODUCTION AND A CLIMATE SURVEY THAT WILL BE ALSO ADDED TO THAT STATE REPORT CARD. AND DON’T WANT TO DIMINISH THE IMPORTANCE OF THE STATE REPORT CARD AND AT THE SAME TIME I WANT TO GIVE ALL OF THE CAVEATS AND WARNINGS WE HAVE TO LOOK AT BEFORE WE DRAW THE CONCLUSION.>>MY SECOND QUESTION IS ABOUT THE COMMUNICATION WITH THE FAMILIES OF THE STUDENTS THAT TOOK SEVEN GRADE ALGEBRA AND DID NOT NEED BEFORE. HOW IS THAT GOING? WHAT DO THEY KNOW?>>THE SCHOOLS AND MS. HAZEL HAS BEEN WORKING WITH ONE PARTICULARPARENT . I WILL HAVE MISSED YOU SO SURE HOW THAT PROCESS HAS GONE WHAT’S HAPPENIN.>>ALL THE FAMILIES HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED. STUDENTS ARE EITHER IN BEFORE SCHOOL, AFTERSCHOOL OR DURING THE DAY FOR IN WAR THEY ARE DOING ONLINE AT HOME PROGRAMS AND ASSESSMENT WILL BE GIVEN THIS FALL. AND WHEN THE STUDENTS CAN MAKE UP THE ASSESSMENT. [ INAUDIBLE ] >>THE GOOD NEWS IS IF THE STATE REVERSES ITSELF AND SAYS THEY DON’T HAVE TO TAKE ANOTHER ASSESSMENT, THEY ARE STILL GETTING ADDITIONAL MATH SUPPORT. THAT’S WHAT IS MOST IMPORTANT. THEY ARE SOLID AND STRONG AS THEY CONTINUE THIS YEAR.>>I DON’T MEAN TO INTERRUPT. [ INAUDIBLE ] >>I WANTED TO MAKE SURE IS THAT SOMETHING THE PARENTS WIL , EQUITY I GUESS IS WHAT I’M GETTING AT. IT’S NOT LIKE THE PARENTS HAVE TO SEEK OUT HELP OF IT IS BEING PROVIDED. THEY WANTED TO DO IT AND THEY COULD DO BEFORE AND AFTER.>>DECIDES WHAT OPTION TO TAKE?>>THE PARENT AND STUDENT DECIDED.>>AND SNIFFING AND PUNCH. ONE OF THE THINGS I WANT TO POINT OUT IS THE WAY THIS CAME ABOUT AS WE HAD THE ASSOCIATE MEETING WITH NIKKI AND THE DIRECTORS. AND SO WE HAD A LOT. WE KNOW EVERY STUDENT WE HAVE A LIST OF STUDENTS. WE CREATED THE LOGIC MODEL TO FOLLOW WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS FOR EVERY SINGLE SCHOOLS, HOW IS IT GOING TO CAN BE COMMUNICATED. TERMS THAT HAVE TO SUBMIT BACK INFORMATION AROUND WERE EAC. [ INAUDIBLE ] OH, THERE’S CAN. AROUND EXACTLY WHAT OPTION EVERY SINGLE STUDENT IN THE BUILDING IS GOING TO DO SO THE SCHOOLS DON’T HAVE TO HAVE 50 OPTIONS.SCHOOLS ARE ABLE TO MONITOR AND OFFER A COUPLE OPTIONS AND THEY ARE MONITORING EVERY SINGLE STUDENT SO WHEN THEY RETEST WANT TO BE ABLE TO SEE THE RESULTS OBVIOUSLY WE WILL SEE THE RESULTS, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY WE MAKE SURE THE CONCEPTS WHEN WE UNPACKED THEIR PARK SCORES, WHICH CONCEPTS WERE TRIGGERING THEM THAT HAD MOST DEFICIT. AND THOSE ARE THE ONES WE EMPHASIZE. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT IS IMPORTANT AND SOMETIMES THOSE ONLINE MODULES, WE WERE ABLE TO TARGET AN INDIVIDUALIZED BASED ON WHERE YOUR PARK RANGE SCORES WERE.>>WITH THE BE AN OPPORTUNITY DOES IT MAKE SENSE TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO RETAKE THE CLASS?>>I THINK THEY WERE OPTIONS WHERE THEY WERE ABLE TO RETAKE THE CLASS OR A COMPACTED VERSIO.>>IF WE UNPACKED THE AREAS WITH THE STUDENTS HAVE THE MOST NEED, WE DON’T NEED A STUDENT DOES IT FOR A FULL YEAR. IT OPENS UP THE OPTIONS FOR OTHER ELECTIONS THEY CAN BE TAKING. AND WE HONE IN ON WHICH OF THE AREAS THAT THE STUDENT NEEDS TO PRACTICE AND FOCUS ON.>>I’M JUST GOING TO ADD TOO, FOR STUDENTS TAKING ALGEBRA, PARENTS ALSO GET A NOTICE ON THE FRONT END IN THE EVENT WITH THE REQUIREMENT IS AND THAT THE STUDENT DOESN’T MEET THE GRADUATION REQUIREMENT WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO IN ORDER TO GET UP TO SPEED. I’M A PARENT WHOSE CHILD HAS TAKEN IN THE SCHOOL AND THEN WE GOT SOME IN WRITING AT HOME. IT’S ON THE REFRIGERATOR FOR EVERYONE TO SEE. ONE TO ADD WE DO COMMUNICATION ON THE SIDES OF PARENTS ARE CAUGHT OFF GUARD IN THE MIDST THE CHILD DOES NOT PASS THE CLASS.>>WANT TO POINT OUT. IT’S A VERY CLEAR ONE. IT’S HOW WE’VE BEEN OPERATIONALIZING FOR THE SCHOOL HAS A PLAN FOR EVERY STUDENT NO MATTER WHAT. IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO HAVE A PLAN FOR EVERY STUDENT. WE INFORM THE PARENTS, WE ENGAGE THE STUDENTS PARENTS AND WE ARE RESPONSIBLE TO MAKE SURE EVERY PARENT HAS A PLAN.>>Shebra Evans: MS. WOLF QUICK.>>Brenda Wolff: I THINK THE SYLVESTER COVERED MOST OF MY QUESTIONS. THE ONLY THING I WANTED TO KNOW IS OUR THESE CHILDREN THAT GOT A THREE GOT CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE, ARE THEY IN THE NEXT LEVEL MATH CLASS? ARE MOST OF THEM TAKING THE NEXT LEVEL AND REVISITING ALGEBRA?>>MOST OF THEM ARE FROM. 13 GEOMETRY IN ADDITION TO PREP CLASS.>>Brenda Wolff: IT SEEMS TO ME THAT HAS TO BE VERY STRESSFUL FOR THE KIDS. WONDERING, DO YOU ANTICIPATE A DECISION FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT BEFORE THE TEST?>>YES. I’M HOPING IT WILL BE AT THE END OF OCTOBER. TO HAVE ANOTHER STATE BOARD MEETING IN THE MIDDLE OF NOVEMBER AND A STRESSED LAW SUPERINTENDENTS MEETING IS KIND OF SAID THE CRITICAL WE KNOW NOW RATHER THAN WAITING UNTIL THEY HAVE TAKEN THE TEST AND CHANGING THE REQUIREMENT.>>Nate Tinbite: COULD YOU KINDLY REEXPLAIN WHAT YOU MEANT BY A COMPACTED VERSION OF THE CLASS? YOU MENTIONED THAT EARLIER.>>SO WHERE WE HIGHLIGHT CERTAIN TOPICS WITH THE STUDENTS MAY NOT HAVE DONE SO WELL. BECAUSE YOU CAN UNPACK THE VARIOUS TOPICS OF THE PARQUET ASSESSMENTS AND THEY CAN HONE IN ON THOSE SPECIFIC AREAS WHERE THEY DIDN’T DO AS WELL.>>IS INDIVIDUALIZED FOR EVERY STUDENT?>>ONE OF THE STUDENT PROGRAMS IS INDIVIDUALIZED OR WE CAN HONE IN DIFFERENT AREAS SO THE ONLINE WORK ALLOWS AN OPPORTUNITY TO GO IN DEEPER INTO SOME OF THOSE AREAS AND THAT’S WHAT WE WANTED TO PERSONALIZE IN THE WAY BASED ON HOW IT COUNTS. [ INAUDIBLE ] >>Jeanette Dixon: I’M CURIOUS, DO YOU KNOW WHO WRITES THESE TESTS? WHO MAKES THEM UP?>>THE PARK TEST WAS DEVELOPED BY THE NATIONAL CONTORTION OF TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, HIGHER EDUCATION NOT PROFESSIONALS, PEOPLE WHO LEAD THE NATIONAL MATH ASSOCIATIONS AND CREATE ITEM BANKS AND FORMS OF THE TESTS. THE CURRENT TEST IS BEING FORMULATED RIGHT NOW. A LOT OF MARYLAND TEACHERS ARE ENGAGED IN ITEM. TREMENDOUSLY TEACHERS CREATE ORIGINALLY THE PARK TEST FROM ACROSS THE NATION. IT’S ADMINISTERED IN THE SPRING.>>WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE TEST?>>THE ENGLISH TEST ACTUALLY, THE ENGLISH TEST I THINK IS IT’S A VERY RIGOROUS TEST. IT HAS FLAWS AND THE GOAL IS TO CORRECT THEM. ONE IT SHOULD BE ADAPTIVE. SO IF YOU CAN ANSWER THE FIRST TWO QUESTION. YOU OUGHT TO BE ABLE TO SHOW IN THE FIRST TWO YOU CAN GO TO THIS POINT YOU WILL SPEND AS MUCH TIME ANSWERING THE THINGS IN A RELATIVELY EASY. THE SECOND IS AND SHOULD USE MAIN GAME THEORY. GAME THREE SAID EARLY SUCCESS BUILDS CONFIDENCE AND YOU WILL DO BETTER. I ACTUALLY WAS INVOLVED IN THE STANDARD STARTING FOR THE ORIGINAL ENGLISH PRACTICE AND I TOOK A TEST ABOUT 10 TIMES IN A CLOSED ROOM WITH A BUNCH OF OTHER ENGLISH TEACHERS. IT HAD ZERO GAME THEORY AND IT. IT STARTED WITH THE MOST DIFFICULT CHALLENGING READING PASSAGE AND WENT TO ONE THAT WAS MUCH EASIER THAN WHAT WAS REGULAR US. ONE OF THE THINGS THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT THAT IS BY THE SECOND YEAR OF THE END, IT WILL BE ADAPTIVE AND WILL USE GAME THEORY. THOSE ARE BOTH IMPORTANT THINGS BORING. IT’S A LITTLE ENGLISH TEACHER SUBJECT. IN THE WORLD WE LIVE IN TODA, THE TEST NEEDS TO BE MORE RELEVANT TO THE STUDENTS TAKING IT AND THE LESS RELEVANT TO ENGLISH TEACHERS. THAT’S A PRETTY BLUNT ASSESSMENT. IT IS A MUCH BETTER TEST THAN THE MSA OR SHA WHERE THEY WERE REALLY ORIGINALLY CONCEIVED. IT’S A MUCH MORE COMPLICATED. IF YOU DO ON THE PARK ENGLISH TEST, YOU CAN PROBABLY TEACH ENGLISH IF YOU GET A FIVE. VERY RIGOROUS ASSESSMENT. I UNDERSTAND FROM PEOPLE THE SAME IS TRUE OF THE ALGEBRA ONE TEST. I HAVE NOT TAKEN IT.>>Jeanette Dixon: I WANTED TO SAY THANKS FOR THE EXECUTIVE SUMMARY. THIS LITTLE BINDER, WE SEND THIS TO THE STATE? I THINK WE SHOULD SEND IT TO THEM RIGHT AWAY.>>TO ASK A FOLLOW-UP QUESTION. IN THE EMERGING PROGRA, SINCE THE STUDENTS DON’T TAKE ENGLISH UNTIL THEFOURTH GRADE , ARE THEY TESTING AND ELA IN THIRD GRADE?>>YES. IN DUAL IMMERSION THEY ARE WORKING WITH BOTH.>>AND THEY DO VERY WELL.>>DOES NOT SHOW THEY DO JUST AS WELL AFTER NONEMERGENT CARE? IF NOT BETTER?>>Shebra Evans: DID YOU HAVE A FOLLOW-UP QUESTION?>>Judith Docca: I NEVER HAD A QUESTION. I WAS SO CONFUSED BY THESE CHARTS THAT I WILL HAVE TO HAVE A TUTORIAL. TRAINED AT UP THE NUMBERS OF THE FOCUS GROUP THAT IS TESTED. WHEN YOU GO ACROS. IT DOESN’T ADD UP FOR THE SOMETHING AND NOT GETTING. THE TEACHERS YOU ASKED ABOUT THAT ARE DEVISING THESE TESTS PRODUCING THE SAME TEACHERS FEELING OUR AFRICAN-AMERICAN AND LATINO KIDS. I DON’T MEAN JUST HERE IN THE COUNTY, BUT THIS IS A NATIONAL EXAM. TO BE HAVE ANY INFLUENCE OVER THAT? THESE TESTS ARE THE SAME. THE SAME DIFFICULTY FOR CERTAIN GROUPS OF KIDS.>>Shebra Evans: DID SOMEBODY WANT TO RESPOND?>>I’LL BE HAPPY TO RESPOND. WHEN WE LOOK AT THE END, ONE OF THE REQUESTS HAS BEEN THAT WILL LOOK AT MORE RELEVANT. IT’S KIND ENGLISH TEACHER CENTRIC. WHAT I WAS SAYING BY THAT WAS YOU HAVE AN APPEALS TO ENGLISH TEACHERS. WE NEED TO LOOK AT MORE RELEVANT MATERIAL. READING PASSAGES AND ITEMS THAT WILL RELATE MORE TO OUR STUDENTS APPEARED MUCH THE SAME WAY WE REVIEW OUR THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE CURRICULUM. TO MAKE SURE IT APPEALED TO A BROAD GROUP OF STUDENTS WE CURRENTLY SERVE.THAT IS CERTAINLY THE EFFORT AND STATEMENT AND COMMITMENT THAT HAS BEEN MADE. WE WILL SEE ONCE THE TESTS ARE WE WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO SEE THEM IF WE REALIZE THAT GOING FORWARD. BECAUSE IT IS. IS IN ENGLISH TEACHER TEST. SPOKE I WANTED TO CLARIFY, THEY DON’T ADD UP BECAUSE WE ARE MISSING LEVELS ONE AND TWO. WE TOOK OUT LEVELS ONE AND TO ANO THERE IS A NUMBER MISSING. IS JUST LEVELS THREE. WE ARE ONLY LOOKING AT FOUR AND FIVE IS A TOTAL THAT PAST.>>I WANT TO CLARIFY ONE QUICK POINT. IF I HAVE A STUDENT AND THEY TAKE ALGEBRA IN SIXTH OR SEVENTH GRADE AND THEY GET A THREE, I AS A PARENT AND NOTIFIED. IT’S THE END OF THE YEAR. THEY MOVE ON TO GEOMETRY. WE GO TO THEM AND SAY WE WANT TO GIVE YOU RECAPPING ON THE ALGEBRA. THAT DOESN’T CUT INTO THEIR REGULAR CLASSROOM SCHEDULE. IS EITHER AN AFTERSCHOOL OR A SATURDAY OR A WORKGROUP TESTING ONLIN. SPOKE WE CONTACTED THE PARENTS PRIOR TO THE SCHOOL YEAR. THEY CAN MAKE THE DECISION ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT THEY WANTED TO HAVE THE CHILD REPEAT THE COURS, WHETHER OR NOT THEY WANTED THEM TO CONTINUE WITH GEOMETRY. LIKE HAVE ANOTHER COURSE THAT IS A REFRESHER. DURING THE SCHOOL DAY. OTHER OR NOT THEY WANTED TO DO BEFORE SCHOOL, AFTERSCHOOL, SATURDAY COURSE, ONLINE COURSE SO APPARENT WOULD UNDERSTAND THE NEED TO BE THERE TOSUPPORT THEM . WE GIVE A LOT OF DIFFERENT OPTIONS TO THE PARENTS. AND THEY WOULD NEED TO WORK WITH THE SCHOOLS TO HELP DECIDE WHAT THEY WOULD WANT TO DO. THOSE ARE ALL THE OPTIONS WE PROVIDE IN. AND WE FOLLOWED UP WITH THE SCHOOL FOR THOSE OPTION.>>DO YOU GUYS CONTACTED THE BEGINNING OF THE NEW YEAR AFTER THE COURSE HAS BEEN TAKEN?>>WE CONTACTED THEM IN JULY, AUGUST.>>AFTER THE COURSE HAS BEEN TAKEN AT THE END OF THE YEAR?>>AFTER THEY HAVE PICKED THEIR NEXT YEAR’S CLASSES, ESSENTIALLY. WE DO THAT FOR EVERY CHILD IN EVERY SCHOOL NO MATTER WHAT COURSE THEY ARE TAKING AT WHICH GRADE LEVEL.>>I’M JUST TRYING TO CLARIFY. IS IT JUST THE ALGEBRA. IF YOU ARE TAKING IT REALLY EARL. IS A ANYBODY WHO TAKES ALGEBRA?>. [ INAUDIBLE ] >>IT WAS 508 TOTAL STUDENTS WHO REACH LEVEL III AND THEN I WAS JUST DOING THE MATH HER. IT’S A COUPLE HUNDRED MORE STUDENTS WHO WERE IN LEVELS ONE AND TWO. VERY FEW STUDENTS ACROSS 40 MIDDLE SCHOOLS IN LEVELS ONE AND TWO AND IT WAS 508 WHO WERE IN LEVEL III. YOU ARE LOOKING AT A HANDFUL OF STUDENTS BUT NOT HUNDREDS. AND THAT DEPENDS ON THE SCHOO.>>I THINK THE BEST WAY TO ADDRESS ISSUES AND HELP OUR CHILDREN BE ABLE TO BE SUCCESSFUL IS BY IDENTIFYING THE CONCERNS AND ADDRESSING THEM DIRECTLY AND INDIVIDUALLY. I APPRECIATE WORK ON THIS. THANK YOU.>>MY QUESTION REVOLVES AROUND THE STUDENTS IN HIGH SCHOOL AND THEGRADES NINE THROUGH 12 . WE KNOW FOR WHATEVER REASON THEY HAVE GOTTEN TO NINTH GRAD . I KNOW IT’S ABOUT STRATEGIES. ARE WE STILL OFFERING DOUBLE TEAR ALGEBRA IN HIGH SCHOOL? THE STUDENTS, IT’S NOT GREAT BUT THE SCORES ARE GREAT FOR HIGH SCHOO. THEY HAVE GOTTEN THERE, THEY PROBABLY HAVE SOME GAPS IN THEM MATH SKILLS BEFORE THEY HIT HIGH SCHOO? WERE THEY COME TO US INTERRUPTED SKILLS?>>I DON’T KNOW. DOES A LOT OF ALGEBRA TAKING PLACE ANYMORE. I KNOW WE ARE PILOTING NEW ALGEBRA COURSE AND A LOT OF OUR HIGH SCHOOLS. JUST TO SEE IF WE CAN IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF ALGEBRA. INSTRUCTION TAKING PLACE IN OUR HIGH SCHOOL SO WE ARE GETTING A LOT OF REALLY GOOD FEEDBACK FROM OUR HIGH SCHOOLS RIGHT NOW. ABOUT THE NEW RESOURCE WE HAVE IS AN AREA WE ARE WORKING VERY HARD TO IMPROVE AND WE KNOW WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO IN TERMS OF PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND ALSO JUST WANTING TO MAKE SURE WE ARE PREPARIN, EVEN AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL MAKING SURE THAT WE HAVE WE PREPARING OUR STUDENTS TO MAKE SURE THEY HAVE A STRONGER FOUNDATION. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE MORE PREPARED GOING INTO HIGH SCHOOL.>>IT’S BEEN A STRUGGLE BEFORE. AND THIS JUST SHINES A SPOTLIGHT ON THE GAP IN ALGEBRA IS SO KEY TO COLLEGE AND CAREER READ. I’M NOT SURE DOUBLE. ALGEBRA WAS THE BUILT IN DULL. WE NEED TO HAVE A STRATEGY WERE KIDS WHO ARE ENTERING GRADE 9, 10, 11, WHATEVER PERIO, TIME TO ADDRESS THE MATHEMATIC DEFICIENCIE.>>ONE OF THE THINGS ONE ADD TO THIS IS IF YOU REMEMBER THE CURRICULUM ADOPTION PIECE STOP THE MATH EIGHTH GRADE. ONE OF THE PILOT. WE HAVE ABOUT OF THE 5000 WERE HER KIDS ARE SO THAT TOOK THE NINTH GRADERS WERE OLDER ABOUT 1100 TO 1200 WERE STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES. AS WE LOOK AT THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS THAT CONTINUE TO TAKE ALGEBRA AND HAVE CONCERNS, THAT IS ONE POPULATION WE ONE HONE IN ON AND TO LOOK AT ALGEBRA TAUGHT IN ADIFFERENT WAY . THE OTHER THING IS BACK MAPPING AND HAVING THAT VERY TIGHT ALIGNMENT BETWEEN MATH EIGHT AND THE TRANSITION TO ALGEBRA ONE. FOR STUDENTS WHO TAKE IT FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME IN STUDENTS WHO DID NOT PASS IT IN EIGHTH GRADE AND ARE TAKING IT IN NINTH GRADE. WE ARE UNPACKING OF THE DATA TO BE ABLE TO LOOK AT THE 12 SIDE SCHOOLS THAT WE ARE DOING THE ALGEBRA ONE PILOT THIS YEAR. SIX DISTINCT SCHOOLS DOING THE ALGEBRA ONE MONTH PILOT THIS YOU. AS HE SAID, THIS IS A PROBLEM THAT HAS BEEN WITH US FOR A WHILE AROUND MAKING SURE THE OF 85+ STUDENTS TO COMPLETE THEIR ALGEBRA REQUIREMENT BY EIGHTH GRADE. THE OTHER PERCENTAGE THAT DO NOT AND TAKE IT EITHER AGAIN OR TAKE IT FOR THE FIRST TIME AND CONTINUE INTO HIGH SCHOOL IS SOMETHING WE ARE LOOKING FOR MULTIPLE WAYS. TO MAKE SURE THEY DO PASS SUCCESSFULLY.>>JUST AN OBSERVATION. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT 538. ON LEVEL III. WE ARE TALKING ABOUT 5000 OR SO KIDS IN HIGH SCHOOL. I MEAN, WE ARE PUTTING A LOT OF EFFORT INTO THOSE KIDS IN SEVENTH GRADE AND FOR THE MOST PART THOSE ARE HIGH FLYERS. BUT WE HAVE BIG GAPS OF KIDS. AND THINK WE NEED TO PUT MORE ENERGY INTO THIS.>>THE REAL KEY IS TO DO TWO THINGS. ONE IS WHAT SMONDROWSKI WAS SAYING EARLIER IS MAKING INDIVIDUALIZED. TO KNOW WHAT THE STUDENT NEEDS IF THEY GET TO THE NINTH GRADE WITHOUT THE FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE THEY NEED. IS JUST TO BECOME A MUCH MORE INDIVIDUALIZED. THE OTHER KEY AND MORE IMPORTANT ONE IS TO END OF PRE-K GRADES ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, FIVE, SIX AND NOT LET STUDENTS FALL BEHIND IN MATHEMATICS. YOU’VE ALL HEARD ME TALK ABOUT MY SON PETER. HE WASN’T GOING TO BE IN ALGEBRA ONE BY THE NINTH GRADE. HE DID COMPLETE IT UNTIL THE END OF NINTH GRADE. PETER IS THE EXCEPTION OF THE RULE. WE NEED TO UNDERSTAND IT. WHEN WE LOOK ATTHESE NUMBERS , OVERWHELMINGLY THE STUDENTS THAT WE SEE IN ALGEBRA. HE SAID IT’S HALF THE STUDENTS ARE NINTH GRADERS? OF THE 500. THE OTHER HALF ARE SPREAD BETWEEN 10, 11 THAN A FEW 1. VERY FEW IN 12. IT HAS TO BE THAT WE HAVE GIVEN THEM THE FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND PERSONALIZED IT IN A WAY THEY CAN LEARN IT IF THEY DON’T REACH UNDER ONE BY EIGHTH GRADE. IT’S A VERY DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE FOR THEM. THE STRONGER THOSE ARITHMETIC SKILLS ARE, OUR GOAL IS TO IMPLEMENE NEW CURRICULUM AND CHANGE THE INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES THAT ARE AFTER THAT WE ARE TALKING ABOUT SO WE HAVE REALLY GOOD FOUNDATIONAL KNOWLEDGE TO EVERY KID POSSIBLE THAT IS WITH US IN ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL. THAT’S THE TIME TO INTERVENE AND MAKE SURE. HIGH SCHOOL IS NOT THE TIME FOR THE OTHER THING I THINK WE HAVE TO RECOGNIZE IS IF YOU ARE A STUDENT OF COLOR AND POVERTY, YOUR CHANCE OF DOING WELL IN ALGEBRA ONE AND ALL SUBSEQUENT UPPER LEVEL MATH IS BETTER IN THIS COUNTY THAN ANYWHERE ELSE IN THE STATE. IT IS. PLACEMENT, ID, SAT, ALL THOSE THINGS.AND AT THE SAME TIME, THAT’S NOT GOOD ENOUGH. BECAUSE THERE IS STILL THAT DISPARITY. WE HAD TO RECOGNIZE WHATEVER TEACHER-STUDENT SCHOOLS DO AND THAT WE HAVE TO KEEP PUSHING TO GET THE HIGHER LEVELS OF PERFORMANCE FOR ALL KIDS. HAVE NOT HAD THE SAME LEVELS OF PERFORMANCE BECAUSE THEY HAVE NOT HAVE THE SAME LEVELS THE OPPORTUNITY. ONE THINK I CAN GUARANTEE IS YOU ARE NOT IN ALGEBRA ONE IN THE EIGHTH GRADE AND YOU SHOULD’VE I, WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT. MCPS, ME, NIKKI, MARIA WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT.>>USING THESE NUMBERS THAT ARE HERE, AND I ONLY DID THE FIRST GROUP. I DID THE PERCENTAGES. ADDING US TOGETHER IT COMES TO SOMETHING LIKE 54 PERCENT HAVE GOTTEN THREE, FOUR AND FIVE. THAT MEANS 46 PERCENT ARE IN ONE AND TWO AND ONE INTO IS NOT HAPPENING? TOO SMALL.>>YES. AND THAT STARTS IN PRE-K AND IS SUSTAINED THROUGH ELEMENTARY.>>THAT’S THE QUESTION I KEEP ASKING PARIS WHAT IS IT WE NEED TO DO THAT IS DIFFERENT. IF WE CAN’T KEEP DOING THE SAME THING. WE HAVE SOME STUDENTS WHO NO MATTER HOW BADLY YOU TEACH THEM, THEY ARE ABLE TO SCORE WELL. BUT WE KNOW WE HAVE A CONCERN ABOUT CERTAIN KINDS OF KIDS. WHO IS TEACHING THOSE KIDS TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITY?>>THAT’S THE PURPOSE OF THE RESOURCE STUDY OF THE EQUITY ACCOUNTABILITY MODEL.>>Shebra Evans: THANK YOU FOR THIS PRESENTATION. GREAT COMMENTS FROM MY COLLEAGUES AND AT THIS TIME I DON’T SEE ANY OTHER LIGHTS WE WILL GO ON TO APPROVE.>>THE MOVIE TRANSMIT THIS TO THE STATE.>>Shebra Evans: ALL THOSE IN FAVOR?THAT IS UNANIMOUS. NOW WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT ITEM ON THE AGENDA FOR THE NEXT ITEM, DOCTOR SMITH?>>FIRST OF ALL I WOULD LIKE TO SAY MS. HAZEL, THANK YOU VERY MUCH. INTO YOUR STAFF AND ALL THE PEOPLE THAT WORK FOR YOU. NEXT WE ARE CAN HAVE AN UPDATE ON THE SYSTEMWIDE BOUNDARY ANALYSIS. I WAS THINKING ABOUT THIS EARLIER IN OUR PUBLIC COMMENTS AND PEOPLE WERE REFERENCING THE BOUNDARY ANALYSIS AS PART OF THE PUBLIC COMMENTS. ABOUT WHAT WE ARE REALLY DOING IS ENROLLMENT ANALYSIS HERE. WHO IS IN WORLD WHERE. THAT’S WHAT WE WANT TO KNOW. WE HAVE OUR TEAM HERE TODAY TO TALK ABOUT WHERE WE ARE IN THE PROCESS. WE JUST GOTTEN STARTED SINCE THE END OF AUGUST. AND MOVING FORWAR. AND SO WE WILL TURN IT OVER TO DOCTOR ZUCKERMAN AND MS. McGUIRE AND MS. TURNER AND WE WANT TO WELCOME MR. DAVIS TODAY TO JOIN U. FORMER PRINCIPAL OF RUTLAND MIDDLE SCHOOL. AND DIRECTOR OF FAMILY ENGAGEMENT IN THE STUDENT AND FAMILY AND STUDENT ENGAGEMENT. WELCOME. GLAD TO SEE YOU HERE TONIGHT.>>THANK YOU, DOCTOR SMITH. I WILL TURN IT OVER TO MS. McGUIRE TO GIVE AN UPDATE ON THE WORK WE HAVE DONE. I JUST WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT THE WORK WE ARE ABOUT TO DO FOR THE NEXT EIGHT MONTHS OR SO DOESN’T JUST LIVE WITH US. THIS IS A MAJOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT EFFORT, COMMUNICATION EFFORT. WE HAVE APPRECIATED THE OPPORTUNITY TO COLLABORATE WITH COLLEAGUES INITIALLY AND CONTINUE TO DO SO AS WE REACH OUT , AS WE SOLICIT AND BETTER UNDERSTAND OUR DATA AND PREFERENCES THAT WE HEAR FROM OUR COMMUNITIES AS WELL. ONE HIGHLIGHT THAT AND SAY THANK YOU. ALL PART OF THE COMMUNITY FOR THIS PROJECT. BUT THAT TURN IT OVER TO WALK US THROUGH A LITTLE BIT OF WHAT WE HAVE DONE AND WHERE WE ARE HEADED WITH COMMUNICATION ENGAGEMENT AND THEN WE WILL OPENED UP THE QUESTIONS.>>THANK YOU. WE DO WE REALLY JUST WANT TO PROVIDE AN UPDATE IN TERMS OF WHERE WE ARE IN THIS PROCESS. JUST TO RECRUIT BRIEFLY WHERE WE HAVE BEEN, THE BOARDS RESOLUTION WAS APPROVED IN JANUARY WE DID SPEND A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF TIME IN THE SPRING BEGINNING A CONVERSATION WITH OUR COMMUNITY AROUND WITH THE PROJECT SCOPE WOULD BE, BUT THE SCOPE OF OUR REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL ENGAGING THE CONSULTANTS WOULD BE. WE DID TAKE TIME IN THE SPRING TO DO THAT. AND THOSE WERE HELPFUL CONVERSATIONS TO SORT OF START THAT WORK. IN JUNE WE ISSUED THE REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL TO SEEK CONSULTANTS AND SPENT THE SUMMER REVIEWING THOSE PROPOSALS AND SEEN THAT PROCESS THROUGH AND ON AUGUST 29 THE BOARD AWARDED THE CONTRACT FOR THIS PROJECT TO ARCHITECTURE AND URBAN DESIGN. SO WE IMMEDIATELY JUMPED INTO WORKING WITH THEM AND STRENGTHENING THE RELATIONSHIP IN GETTING TO KNOW THEM AND THEIR TEAM IN CONVENING OUR IN OUR OFFICE INTERDEPARTMENT TEAM. WE VERY MUCH APPRECIATE THE WIDE RANGE OF FOLKS TO BRING THE INTERNAL EXPERTISE TO THIS PROJECT. WE HAVE A PLANNING RETREAT AND WE HAVE A WORKING THE CONSULTANTS TO DEVELOP THE PROJECT WORK PLAN AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PLAN. AT THIS POINT IS OF THE HIGH-LEVEL ROADMAPS FOR THIS WORK. WE ABSOLUTELY WANT TO PROVIDE THE HIGHLIGHTS WITH YOU HERE TODAY, BUT WE WILL BE POSTING THE DOCUMENTS AND THAT INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE AND BEGINNING OUR ENGAGEMENT WITH OUR COMMUNITY THAT WAY TO BE ABLE TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE IS INFORMED KNOW WHERE WE ARE HEADED AS WELL. SO I WANT TO GO OVER VERY BRIEFLY THE MAJOR MILESTONES WE HAVE OUTLINED FROM A TIME PERSPECTIVE AND SO TO HOW WE ARE THINKING TO STAGE THIS WORK AND AGAIN, AT THE MACRO LEVEL. WE ARE SPENDING THIS TIME RIGHT NOW IN THE PLANNING OF THE PROJECT IT AGAIN, REALLY WORKING WITH THE CONSULTANTS AND OUR TEAM TO IDENTIFY WHAT ARE THE DATA SOURCES, HOW ARE THOSE TOGETHER COME TOGETHER, RATHER. SCOPING OUT HOW WE WANT TO MOVE THIS THROUGH. WE ARE BEGINNING TO LOOK AT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT INTO DISTINCT PHASES. WE WILL GO INTO A LITTLE MORE DEPTH. REALLY THE FIRST PHASE IS ABOUT COMMUNITY AWARENESS SHARING INFORMATION AND INFORMATION GATHERING. CONTINUING THAT INITIAL CONVERSATION AROUND WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR. BUT WE ANTICIPATE TO GO FORWARD TO LEARN AND TO CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THE FEEDBACK AND INPUT FROM THE COMMUNITY THROUGHOUT THE EARLY STAGE OF WORK. WE ANTICIPATE THAT BEING OUR FALL WORK WITH THE COMMUNITY. AT THE SAME TIME, THE CONSULTANTS WILL REALLY BE DIVING INTO THE DATA ANALYSIS. DOING A BASELINE ANALYSIS OF THE CLUSTERS. THAT’S OUR CURRENT STATE SEEKING A FRESH AND COMPREHENSIVE LOOK AT THE DISTRICT, AT THE BOUNDARIES AND THEN AGAIN, WILL THE UNDERSTAND AND LAY OF THE LAND WHERE WE ARE. AS WELL AS DOING BENCHMARKING AND TAKING THE BENEFIT OF WHAT WE CAN LEARN IN OTHER JURISDICTIONS AND COMPARING IT WITH OUR EXPERIENCE HERE. THAT WINTER WORK WILL ALSO INVOLVE ON DEVELOPMENT OF THE INTERACTIVE TOOL. REALLY LOOKING TO TRY TO HAVE SORT OF A WAY FOR FOLKS TO BE ABLE TO ENGAGE IN THE WORK OF THE BOUNDARY ANALYSIS AND HAVE A WAY TO BREAK DOWN THE DATA AND INTERACT. WE WILL BE WORKING ON THAT WITHIN. THE PROJECT IS CALLED FOR AN INTERIM REPORT TO BE DELIVERED IN FEBRUARY AND REALLY SEE THAT AS THE BEGINNING COMMUNICATE FORMALLY THE DATA ANALYSIS AND THE BENCHMARKING OF SOME OF THE EARLY WORK. SORT OF AN INTERIM REPORT AND A LITTLE BIT OF A TOUCH POINT THERE. AT THAT POINT WE WILL BE ABLE TO MOVE INTO THE SECOND PHASE AS WELL AS REFINING OUR ANALYSIS AND OUR WORK THAT COMESOUT . WE ARE BEGINNING TO LOOK AT MODELS AND FINDINGS AND OBSERVATIONS. BEGINNING TO LOOK FOR THE NEXT PHASE OF TESTING THOSE IDEAS AND UNDERSTAND METRICS ARE THAT ARE BEING USED FOR COMPARISON AND BEING ABLE TO TAKE THAT WORK OUT TO THE COMMUNITY TO CONTINUE TO SHARE INFORMATION AND GET THAT FEEDBACK AND INPUT TO HELP SHAPE THE REPORT. THE FINAL REPORT IS DUE TO COME BACK IN JUNE IN KEEPING WITH THE BOARDS RESOLUTION. THIS IS A VISUAL THAT IS HARD TO READ, BUT IT REALLY DOES YOU DON’T NEED TO READ IT, BUT I DID THINK IT WAS A LITTLE BIT OF A HELPFUL VISUAL IN TERMS OF THE OVERLAPPING NATURE OF SOME OF THIS WORK TO REALLY MEET THE TIMEFRAME AND ACCOMPLISHING A LOT OF ACTIVITIE. IS MORE FOR THE VISUAL AND IS READING AND IT WILL BE ONLINE IN CASE ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN PARSING THROUGH IT.I WANTED TO SHOW WE ARE MOVING SEVERAL TRAINS WORK FORWARD MOVING AT ONE TIME. TO KEEP IN TOUCH WITH OUR COMMUNITY AND MEET THE TIMELINES WITH THE RESOLUTION. IN ADDITION TO THE HIGH-LEVEL PROJECT WORK PLAN, WE ALSO HAVE WORKED TO DEVELOP A VERY ROBUST COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND OUTREACH PLAN. THE KEY HERE IS TO HAVEMULTIPLE STRATEGIES , APPROACHES AND TOOLS. WE SPENT SOME GREAT TIME WITH THE CONSULTANTS AND MY COLLEAGUES CAN EXPAND ON THAT. TALKING THROUGH WHAT ARE THE STRATEGIES, HOW DO WE WANT TO BEGIN TO ENGAGE WITH OUR COMMUNITY IN A WIDE VARIETY OF APPROACHES AND FORMS. WE WOULD HAVE SOME LARGE GROUP MEETING SO WE CAN SHARE INFORMATION AND COLLECT LARGE QUANTITIES OF FEEDBACK. WE ALSO WANT TO HAVE SMALLER TARGETED DISCUSSIONS WILL BECOME MORE OF A FOCUS GROUP EXPERIENCE, GET MORE INTO THE QUALITATIVE DATA GATHERING . AND OF COURSE INTERVIEWS AND OTHER PERSONAL INTERACTIONS AND WE PLAN TO HAVE A STRONG ONLINE COMPONENT WILL FOR SHARING INFORMATION AS WELL AS FOR CONTINUING TO RECEIVE FEEDBACK TO SURVEYS, DROPBOX AND OTHER AVENUES FOR FEEDBACK. AGAIN, THE TWO PHASES AS I OUTLINED BRIEFLY AT THE BEGINNING. THE FIRST PHASE IS REALLY GATHERING ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FROM THE COMMUNITY AND SHARING INFORMATION THAT WE CAN WITH THE BASELINE WE DO NOT ON THE PROJECT INFORMATION. WE REALLY WANT TO GATHER INFORMATION AND FEEDBACK ON HOW WE CAN INTEGRATE THE BASELINE OF THE CURRENT STATE INTO OUR DATA AND CLUSTER ANALYSIS AS WE GO FORWARD FOR THE SECOND PHASE IS GOING TO BE ABOUT SHARING AND TESTING IDEAS. GETTING FEEDBACK ON THOSE IDEAS AND BEING ABLE TO SHARE THE INITIAL RESORTS AND FINDING FROM THE ANALYSIS WE DID. AND AGAIN, BEING ABLE TO INCORPORATE THAT FEEDBACK AS WE MOVE FORWARD. FOR NEXT STEPS WE REALLY WANT TO BEGIN TO PUT THE INITIAL PLANNING DOCUMENTS OUT. WE WILL BE LAUNCHING A WEBSITE AND BEGINNING IN THOSE COMMUNICATIONS WE WILL BE SETTING THE SCHEDULE FOR THE COMMUNITY MEETINGS AND COMMUNICATING THE AS BROADLY AS POSSIBLE. ON A COURSE INTO THE DATA ANALYSIS AND BENCHMARKING. IN THE BOARDS RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE BOUNDARY ANALYSIS, THE BOARD DID SPECIFY WANTING TO HAVE A PUBLIC HEARING IN THE FALL. SPECIFICALLY IN NOVEMBER WITH OUR COMMUNITY TO BE ABLE TO G SPECIFIC FEEDBACK ON THE BOUNDARY ANALYSIS . AT THAT POINT PEOPLE ALSO HAVE THE BENEFIT OF SOME OF THESE INITIAL DOCUMENTS TO REACT TO. THE RECOMMENDATION IN CONSULTATION WITH BOARD STAFF AND STAFF WORKING TOGETHER WOULD BE FOR THE HEARING TO BE ON NOVEMBER 18 AND CERTAINLY IT WOULD BE VERY HELPFUL TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE CONVERSATION ABOUT THE BOUNDARY ANALYSIS IN THE RANGE OF PROJECTS THAT WILL BE COMING FOR YOU IN THE OTHER HEARING. TO SO PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THOSE CONVERSATIONS. THAT IS REALLY OUR UPDATE. WE WANTED TO SHARE THAT WORK IN THE INITIAL PLANNING WORK WE HAVE DONE. WE ARE HAPPY TO RECEIVE QUESTIONS AND WE WILL BE POSTING THE MORE IN-DEPTH DOCUMENTS ONLINE.>>Shebra Evans: DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? OKAY. MS. SILVESTRE?>>Karla Silvestre: I’M JUST WONDERING ABOUT THE NOVEMBER 18 HEARING. JUST A CHALLENGE TO MAKE SURE THE PUBLIC UNDERSTANDS WHERE WE ARE. HAVE THE RIGHT INFORMATION RATHER THAN MISINFORMATION SO WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ADVOCATE ON POINT.>>THE FIRST IS ABOUT RAISING AWARENESS AND CORRECTING ALL THE MISPERCEPTIONS. I THINK THAT HAS TO BE THE FOUNDATION OF OUR WORK BOTH ONLINE AND IN PERSON BECAUSE AS WE KNOW, PEOPLE ARE INPUTTING THEIR OWN INFORMATION INTO THE ANALYSIS. THAT WOULD BE THE FIRST FOUNDATIONAL SET.>>Brenda Wolff: COMMUNICATION PLAN, DO YOU HAVE A WRITTEN ONE? SOMETHING WE CAN LOOK AT AND SEE SORT OF WHEN THE DATES ARE, WHEN YOU’RE GOING, THAT KIND OF THING?>>YES. WE WILL BE POSTING SORT OF THE WRITTEN OUTLINE FOR THE MORE IN-DEPTH OUTLINE OF WHAT I OUTLINED IN THE PRESENTATION. WE WILL BE CONTINUING TO DEVELOP DATES AND WILL HAVE TO UPDATE THE DATES AS WE GO.>> JUST A COUPLE QUESTIONS. ON YOUR SLIDE, COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND OUTREACH PLA, YOU HAVE SMALLER TARGETED FOCUS GROUP MEETINGS. WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE?>>MR. DAVIS CAN SPEAK TO THIS. ONE OF THE THINGS WE HAVE LEARNED, PARTICULARLY AS THE BOARD PROVIDES POLICY FAA WITH RESPECT TO BOUNDARY STUDIES AND ENGAGEMENT IN GENERAL. A LARGE COMMUNITY MEETING MAY NOT ALWAYS BE THE BEST MEETING. WE MAY NOT GET EVERYONE OUT TO THE MEETINGS. WE ARE PROACTIVELY GOING INTO THE COMMUNITIES AND MEETING PEOPLE WHERE THEY ARE AT. ONE OF THE THINGS WE LEARNED, AND YOU CAN SPEAK TO WHAT WE DO AT SENECA VALLEY, WAS THE IMPORTANCE OF LEDGER LEVERAGING FOCUS GROUPS. SMALLER GROUPS WHERE WE ARE DISCUSSING THEMES AND IDEAS WE CAN TAKE BACK AND WAS A QUALITATIVE RESOURCE APPROACH TO UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVES THAT CAN HELP INFORM ANALYSIS AND DECISION MAKING.>>WE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK IN VERY SMALL FOCUS GROUP THROUGH 10 , 15 PARENTS. WE KNOW BASED ON EXPERIENCE THEY ARE MORE APT TO SHARE IN A SMALLER GROU. MORE APT TO HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING BUT MORE APT TO SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES AND HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROCESS. WE TALK ABOUT TARGETED FOCUS GROUPS, AND INCLUDES READING THEM WHERE THEY ARE AND REACHING OUT TO OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS TO HELP ENGAGE THOSE WHO ARE NOT NECESSARILY AS ENGAGED IN THE PROCESS. PARTICULARLY UNDERREPRESENTED, FOR EXAMPLE. BRING THEM FORWARD GIVING THEM A GREATER UNDERSTANDING OF THE PROCESS AND HELPING THEM TO ADVOCATE FOR THE PROCESS. WHEN WE ARE TALKING ABOUT SMALLER TARGETED FOCUS GROUP, WHETHER IT BE BY LANGUAGE, BACKGROUND, BY GEOGRAPHICAL AREA. WE ARE LOOKING FOR A REPRESENTATIVE SAMPLE OF OUR PARENT GROUP.>>IS THAT DIFFERENT THAN STAKEHOLDER ENTITIES?>>I BELIEVE THOSE ARE MORE TARGETED ONE-ON-ONE FOR INDIVIDUAL CONVERSATIONS WE GET A SENSE OF NOT THE OUTCOMES BUT WHO WE SHOULD TALK TO, WHO WE SHOULD ENGAGE WITH.THIS IS ONE OF THE UNIQUE EFFORTS WE CAN TRY UNIQUE TACTICS IN GETTING A BASELINE OF WHO IS OUT THERE IN THE COMMUNITY, WHO HAVE WE ENGAGED WITH, WHO HAVE WE MISSED, AND WE BRING THOSE HARD-TO-REACH COMMUNITIES TO THE TABLE.>>THANK YOU.>>Shebra Evans: THIS DIXON?>>Jeanette Dixon: I DO READ THE PROFESSED DEBATE DAILY IN THE COMMENTS THAT ARE ON THEIR. SOME OF THEM ARE QUITE OFFENSIVE AND PRESCRIBED MOTIVES TO THE BOARD WE DON’T HAVE. FOR EXAMPLE, THEY SAY THIS IS WHAT THEY ARE GOING TO DO. THIS IS JUST A LIE.THIS IS AN ANALYSI. YOU KNOW, AS SOMEONE WHO TRIES TO ACT WITH INTEGRITY, A RECENT THAT BEING PUT OUT THERE. I THINK IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO HAVE SOME POSTS FROM YOU THAT SAY THIS IS JUST NOT WHAT WE ARE DOING TO EXPLAIN WHAT WE ARE ENGAGED IN RIGHT NOW NO DECISIONS HAVE BEEN MADE ABOUT ANY BOUNDARY CHANGES. IT KIND OF REMINDS ME OF SOME OF THE THINGS HAPPENING ON A NATIONAL LEVEL THAT ARE NOT TRUE. THAT ARE JUST SAID AND THROWN OUT THERE. WHAT IS YOUR THINKING ABOUT THAT? DO YOU READ THOSE?>>I DON’T READ MANY OF THE COMMENTS. THE PROBLEM IS IT TURNED SOUR VERY QUICKLY BECAUSE THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO SPEND THEIR LIVES IN COMMENTS NOT READING THE ARTICLES. THE BEST STRATEGY IS IF THERE IS A REPORT IN THE ROOM, MAYBE THERE IS, THEY COULD SAY VERBATIM WHAT THEY JUST SAID ABOUT WHAT THE BALANCES IN THE CENTER OF THEIR ARTICLE. THAT’S THE BEST WAY TO ENFORCE THE MESSAGE OF WHAT IS HAPPENING.>>I THINK WE HAVE TO HAVE A FURTHER CONVERSATION ABOUT THIS. THIS IS SORT OF A DAILY DRUMBEAT OR ANYTHING THAT COMES UP ABOUT THE BOUNDARY ANALYSIS. IT’S THE SAME POST ALL THE TIME. I DON’T THINK IT’S HELPFUL. REALLY DON’T. IT’S SPREADING THIS INFORMATION AND FRANKLY IT’S NOT RIGHT.>>I UNDERSTAND. ON A MORE COMPLEX NOTE, TRYING TO RESPOND ALL COMMENTS IS A DIFFICULT EFFORT, BUT I THINK WE CAN BE MORE STRATEGIC ABOUT THE CORE OF THE ARTICLE WERE MOST PEOPLE SPEND THEIR TIM. FEW AND FEWER PEOPLE ARE SPENDING TIMES IN THE COMMENTS. MORE WE CAN STACK THE BASE OF THE ARTICLE WITH THE FACTS SO THOSE WHO ARE EXPLORING AN ISSUE CAN HAVE THAT AHEAD OF THEM, THE BETTER OFF WE ARE.>>IT’S THE SAME POST EVERY DAY. YOU WILL BECOME VERY FAMILIAR WITH THE PEOPLE WHO ARE POSTING.>>Shebra Evans: THANK YOU. MISS SMONDROWSKI?>>Rebecca Smondrowski: I AGREE. I THINK WE SHOULD BE DOING MORE ON FACEBOOK AND EVERYTHING ELSE TO.THAT’S A TOPIC WE HAVE ALREADY SLIGHTLY TOUCHED ON NOBLY WE DIVE INTO FURTHER. BUT THERE’S SO MUCH MISINFORMATION. TO YOUR POINT, I TRIED VERY HARD WITH THE WASHINGTON POST TO MAKE SURE IT WAS VERY CLEAR THIS IS NOT A BOUNDARY STUDIED BUT A BOUNDARY IN BALANCE AND THAT IT’S A REVIE. I’M NOT SURE PEOPLE TAKE AWAY WHAT THEY WANT TO TAKE AWAY ANYWAYS, WHICH IS PART OF WHY I FEEL LIKE IT IS IMPORTANT TO ADDRESS WHAT THEY THEN WRITE WHAT OTHER PEOPLE ARE PUTTING OUT THERE. THERE IS A LOT OF MISCOMMUNICATION. I HOPE WE WILL CONTINUE TO LET PEOPLE KNOW WHAT WE ARE DOING AN ADVOCATE FOR CORRECTNESS.>>Shebra Evans: MRS. O’NEILL?>>Shebra Evans: YES, I AGREE WITH MYSTICS AND RICK DOES A GREAT DEAL OF MISINFORMATION OUT THERE. I’VE RECEIVED SOME THAT WERE TOTALLY OFF-THE-WALL NOT BASED ON FACT WITH SPREADING RUMORS WHICH IS THE BOUNDARY ANALYSIS AND NOT CORRECT INFORMATION. ON THE ISSUE OF INFORMATION AND BASELINE DATA AND CLUSTER ANALYSIS, LAST YEAR WHEN WE FIRST RAISED THIS. SHE WAS ON A FASTER TRACK OF DOING THE BOUNDARY ANAL. ONE OF THE MOST PERSUASIVE LETTERS WE HAD WAS FOR THE WALTER JOHNSON CLUSTER. MGD HAD JUST DONE THEIR INITIAL REINTERPRETATION OF HOW WE DO OUR PROJECTIONS. AN ARGUMENT TO BEGIN THE PROCESS THIS FALL WAS THAT WE WOULD HAVE ACCURATE INFORMATION COME SEPTEMBER 30 ABOUT WHETHER THE PROJECTIONS WERE CORRECT. WILL, FOR WHATEVER REASON, WE HAVE 2700 MORE STUDENTS THIS FALL THAN WE WERE PROJECTED TO HAVE.>>NOT 2700 MORE THAN ABOUT 1600 MORE THAN PROJECTED.>>WE GREW 1600 MORE THAN THE INITIAL 1100. PROJECTING THAT OUT LONG-TERM. ARE THE NG, IS THAT ARE THOSE PROJECTIONS ACCURATE? DO WE KNOW IS THIS GOING TO BE THE NEW TREND? WE ARE GETTING GIVE THE CONSULTANT THE DATA BY CLUSTER. I KNOW THERE ARE OUR CLUSTERS THAT HAVE HIGHER ENROLLMENT AND IT’S NOT EVENLY DISTRIBUTED ACROSS ALL OUR CLUSTERS. HOW ARE WE GONNA MAKE SURE THEY HAVE ACCURATE DATA NOT JUST TODAY BUT FOR REJECTION INTO THE FUTURE?>>WE JUST HAD THIS DISCUSSION YESTERDAY, ACTUALLY, AT LENGTH AS WE ARE CONTINUING TO WORK ON THE CIP THAT WILL COME TO YOU THE THIRD WEEK OF OCTOBER. ONE OF THE THINGS I HAVE ASKED THE OFFICER SHOULD ACCOUNTABILITY DO IS ALL THE LAST YEAR AND THE FIRST THREE MONTHS OF THIS YEAR ANALYSIS OF WHEN STUDENTS CAME IN. AND THINK IT WILL BE INTERESTING FOR THE BOARD. WE HAD A VERY LARGE INFLUX OF STUDENTS RIGHT FOR THIS YEAR STARTED PRE-JULY, AUGUST AND INTO EARLY SEPTEMBER. I DON’T THINK NGT OR ANYBODY COULD ANTICIPATE. IF THAT IS GOING TO BECOME THE TYPICAL WAY WE GAIN STUDENTS WE WILL HAVE TO RETHINK WHAT WE DO AROUND THE SPIRIT OF ASKED THE TEAM ONE OF THE THINGS THEY WILL BRING TO YOU IN THE SUBMISSION IS WHAT WAS THE VARIABILITY IN THE INITIAL STUDY AND WHAT WE SEE IN THE ACTUAL THIS YEAR. WE WERE LOOKING YESTERDAY AT ACTUALS AND PROJECTIONS. ALL THAT WILL BE PART OF THIS CONVERSATION HAS TOBE , BUT IT DOES CONCERN ME WE WERE GETTING 2500 STUDENTS A YEAR, EVEN MORE TYPICAL OF TRADITIONAL FASHION AND GAINING STUDENTS WE DROPPED TO 1000 LAST YEAR. 1100 TOTAL LAST YEAR NET GAIN. AND THIS YEAR WE SPIKED BACK UP SO CONSIDERABLY. I THINK THAT WILL REQUIRE WE CONTINUE TO LOOK AT THINGS DIFFERENTLY AND HOW THIS IS EVOLVING FOR OUR COMMUNITY AND SCHOOL SYSTEM. I ALSO THINK SINCE I HAVE MY LIGHT ON, I THINK WE HAD TO BE TARGETED BETWEEN NOW AND THE CIP HEARINGS AND THIS BOUNDARY ANALYSIS HEARING. AND THAT WE SEND INFORMATION OUT TO THE PEOPLE WHO TYPICALLY TESTIFY TO THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT TYPICALLY TESTIFY, TO THE PEOPLE WHO SIGNED UP TO TESTIFY. TO ADVOCACY ORGANIZATIONS AND COMMUNITY ASSOCIATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTY AND SO ESSENTIALLY NO ONE CAN SAY WE DIDN’T KNOW. THEY MIGHT SAY WE DON’T BELIEVE YOU WERE AND WE DISAGREE, BUT NO ONE OUGHT TO DON’T SAY WE DIDN’T KNOW, WE DIDN’T GET ANYTHING. ON MULTIPLE OCCASIONS WE SHOULD BLANKET OUR COMMUNITY WITH ACCURATEINFORMATION ABOUT THE ANALYSIS . WE DID THAT LAST SPRING AND WE ARE ABLE TO GET PEOPLE WE NEED TO DO IT NOW AS WE ENTER THE SEE ACP IN THE COMING WEEKS WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THAT IS ONE OF OUR STRATEGIES.>>IT HAS IMPLICATIONS FOR BASELINE DATA IN THE BOUNDARY ANALYSIS. IT HAS HUGE IMPLICATIONS IN OUR CAPITAL BUDGET AND IT HAS IMPLICATIONS TO FOLKS TESTIFYING AROUND THE COUNTY AND SAFETY. HAS IMPLICATIONS ON ALL OF TH . IT IS A VERY REAL CONCERN THAT THE PTA HAVE EXPRESSED AS BEFORE WE EMBARKED ON THIS. IT JUST IS DRIVEN HOME BECAUSE OF THE INCREASE.>>Shebra Evans: OKAY. MISS SILVESTRE?>>YOU SAID THERE WERE 1600 NEW NON-EXPECTED?>>OVER PROJECTIONS. WE PROJECT EVERY FALL AS PART OF THE CIP AND OPERATING BUDGET. CIP IS OVER SIX YEARS OF PROJECTIONS. OPERATING IS ONE YEAR AT A TIME. LAST YEAR WE EXPECTED IF IT DROPPED TO 1000 1200 AND THE DEMOGRAPHERS WERE LOOKING AT EVERYTHING, THAT WE WOULD GET ABOUT THAT NUMBER. AND BE A FEW MORE NEXT FALL. AND IT ACTUALLY IS SIGNIFICANTLY MORE.I HAVEN’T SEEN THE FINAL BREAKDOWN AS OF OCTOBER 1, BUT IT IS SIGNIFICANTLY MORE 14 TO 1600 MORE STUDENTS THAN WE EXPECTED. TO SEE THE VAST MAJORITY OF THEM COMING IN DURING THE SUMME.>>OF THE 1600, DO YOU KNOW HOW MANY CAME TO THE INTERNATIONAL?>>THE MAJORITY OF THEM TO AND WE WILL BE SENDING THAT TO THE BOARD MAKING A PART OF THE PUBLIC INFORMATION.>>Shebra Evans: HOW CAN YOU PROJECT THAT? RIGHT. LOSER CRISIS AT THE BORDER. NOT ONLY DOES IT HAVE IMPLICATIONS FOR THE THINGS MRS. O’NEILL MENTIONED, BUT HAS IMPLICATIONS IN TERMS OF CURRICULUM, SUPPORT SERVICES, INSTRUCTIO. I JUST WANTED TO EMPHASIZE THAT.>>THANK YOU. SEEING NO OTHER LIGHTS WE WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR GIVING US THE UPDATE.>>I MOVE THE RESOLUTION THAT WE HOLD THE HEARING ON THE BOUNDARY ANALYSIS ON NOVEMBER 18TH. ITEMS OF INFORMATION ONLY. TAKE NOTE OF THAT RISK HAVING TO ITEM 14, BOARD OF EDUCATION ITEM WE CAN MOVE ITEM 14.1 AND 14.3 IN BLOCKS. MOVED TO SECOND. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR.THAT IS UNANIMOUS.AT THIS TIME WE ARE AT ITEM 14.4 AND MR. TINBITE , IF YOU COULD ADDRES.>>Nate Tinbite: THIS IS A RESOLUTION I BROUGHT FORWARD AT THE LAST MEETIN.>>Shebra Evans: WE TABLED IT BECAUSE MS. SILVESTRE WAS NOT HERE AT THE TIME. AND JUST WANTED TO MENTION FROM THE LAST BOARD MEETING WORK THIS IS A RESOLUTION I HOPE TO SO THE SUBJECT IS NEW BUSINESS OF AWARDING ACADEMIC CREDIT FOR PARTICIPATION OR AS A BOARD OF EDUCATION HAS ARTICULATED A LONG-STANDING COMMITMENT TO FOSTER STUDENT ENGAGEMENT TO REGRESS AND RELEVANT CURRICULUM, A VARIETY OF PROGRAMS AND AN ARRAY OF EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND WERE AS A BOARD OF EDUCATION RECOGNIZING THAT ATHLETICS SUPPORT THE GOALS OF ENSURING EVERY STUDENT WILL HAVE ACADEMIC CREATIVE PROBLEM-SOLVING AND SOCIAL EMOTIONAL SKILLS TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN COLLEGE AND CAREER STORES MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAS LAUNCHED A NEW INITIATIVE YOU WILL 365, TO ADDRESS PHYSICAL, SOCIAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL COPING ALL STUDENTS. RESEARCH SYSTEMS TREATED ON THE SUPPORT ACADEMIC GROWTH AND LIFELONG PERSONAL SUCCESS AND WHERE IS A CODE OF MARYLAND REGULATIONS COME TO POINT A 0.401 13 ADOPTED BY THE MARYLAND STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION ON OCTOBER 29 1986 REQUIRED LOCAL SCHOOL SYSTEMS TO PROVIDE AN INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAM IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION REQUIRES HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO COMPLETE ONE HALF CREDIT AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION FOR GRADUATION AND WERE AS BOARD OF EDUCATION REQUIRES HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO COMPLETE AN ADDITIONAL ONE HALF CREDIT IN SCHOOL PHYSICAL ACT EDUCATION FOR GRADUATION WHEREAS GIVEN MY RATE OF ENGAGING IN REACHING AND RIGOROUS COURSES AVAILABLE, MONTEREY COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS OFTEN EXPERIENCE DIFFICULT THE FINDING SPACE IN THEIR SCHEDULES FOR ALL DESIRED COURSES IN THE ACADEMIC AREAS AND TRUST AND COULD USE ONE HALF CREDIT PHYSICAL ACT EDUCATION REQUIRED FOR THE MACOMB COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO EXPLORE THESE INTERESTS. AND WHEREAS THE SUPERINTENDENT SCHOOLS IS CHARGED WITH REVEALIN, MODIFYING AND ADVISING CURRICULUM AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS THROUGH THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THE BOARD OF EDUCATION DIRECT SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS TO EXPLORE OPPORTUNITIES FOR CURRICULUM CHANGES AND/OR CHANGES TO THE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS THAT PROVIDES MONTGOMERY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS WITH THE OPTION TO EARN ACADEMIC CREDIT AND A SCHOLASTIC ATHLETIC PROGRAM WITH SPECIFIC CONSIDERATION REGARDING WHETHER THE ADDITIONAL ONE HALF PHYSICAL EDUCATION CREDIT REQUIRED THE MACOMB COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR GRADUATION COULD BE SATISFIED BY PARTICIPATION IN SUCH PROGRAM. IT FURTHER RESOLVED THAT THE SUPERINTENDENT SCHOOLS MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION BY 2020.>>SECOND.>>Shebra Evans: MOVE TO SECOND. DISCUSSION? NONE? OKAY. I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE.>>I WANTED TO COMMENT. THE SUPERINTENDENT WILL BENCHMARK WITH OTHER DISTRICTS. IT WOULD BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHO REQUIRES AN ADDITIONAL SEMESTER OF PE, BUT ALSO I WANTED TO COMMENT. SOME OF US WERE AT THE MAY BANQUET THURSDAY NIGHT WHEN DOCTOR NANCY RECEIVED AN AWARD FROM THE MARYLAND ASSOCIATION OF BOARDS OF EDUCATION. SHE SPOKE ABOUT CREDIT ON SPECIFICALLY CITED ABOUT P. IN FREDERICK HIGH SCHOOL. BECAUSE FREDERICK HIGH SCHOOL AND A VERY HIGH DROPOUT IN A LOW GRADUATION RATE AND SHE SAID ONE OF THE THINGS THEY HAD LOOKED AT EVEN WAS PE CREDIT. AND SHE SPECIFICALLY CITED AN IRISH STEP DANCER WHO IS AN INTERNATIONAL WINNER IRISH STEP DANCING WHO COMPETES, WHO PRACTICES FIVE DAYS A WEEK AND AS SHE WAS SPEAKING THURSDAY EVENING, I WAS THINKING OF YOUR NEW BUSINESS SITE AND. I THINK WE WANT OUR STUDENTS TO BE HEALTHY AND ACTIV. SOMEONE SAID TO ME THE OTHER DAY, MRS. GOING TO BE LIKE NOW YOU CAN GET ENGLISH CREDIT FOR BEING IN A BOOK CLUB. NO. NOT EXACTLY. I DO HOPE WE WILL BENCHMARK IT. DOCTOR CITED FREDERICK AND IT WOULD BE INTERESTING IF IN OTHER JURISDICTION, IN MARYLAND OR FAIRFAX COUNTY, OTHER PROGRAMS LIKE THIS FOR ATHLETES FOR US TO SEE THOSE BENCHMARKS?>>ABSOLUTELY. WE WILL RESEARCH THEM.>>Shebra Evans: MISS DIXON?>>Jeanette Dixon: I WOULD ALSO BE INTERESTED IN KNOWING WHAT THE IMPACT WOULD BE IN TERMS OF STAFFING AND PHYSICAL EDUCATI . IT WOULD SEEM THA, AT LEAST OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD, THAT WOULD MEAN WE WOULD NEED TEACHERS AND I DO HAVE A CONCERN ABOUT THAT. I DO THINK THAT PE IS VERY IMPORTANT. AND ALSO THE HEALTH PIECE OF THAT, WHICH IS ANOTHER POINT IN MIND. WE DID RECEIVE A LETTER FROM SUSAN, WHO IS A PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER ON THE BOARD. I WAS JUST LOOKING FORWARD, BUT I THINK IT HAS BEEN MOVED OFF MY LITTLE SCREEN HERE. HOWEVER THAT WORKS. SO THAT I THINK WOULD BE SOMETHING WE SHOULD LOOK AT AS WELL AS WE MOVE FORWARD WITH I .>>I AGREE. WITH THAT TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION, THERE IS A MOTION TO SECOND. ALL IN FAVOR OF MOVING IT FORWARD? THAT IS UNANIMOUS. AT THIS TIME I WOULD ASK BOARD MEMBERS UNDER ANY OTHER NEW BUSINESS ITEMS YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE.>>I DON’T EXACTLY HAVE A NEW BUSINESS ITEM, BUT I DID FORGET OF THE CHURCH PRESIDENT OF THE STATE WAS KEYNOTE SPEAKER AND SHE MET LANCE HUMAN RESOURCES LANCE. I WAS THINKING OF MARY. LANCE DEMPSEY FOR THE FIRST TIME. AND SO THEY WILL BE WORKING ON ISSUES AROUND RECRUITMENT BECAUSE AS WE HAVE SAID BEFORE, WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGH RECRUITMENT FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS AND LATINOS. SO THEY WILL WORK TOGETHER. I FORGOT TO MENTION DAVIS. HE SENT ME THE WHOLE LIST OF PEOPLE WHO WERE PRESENT AT THAT EVENT.>>Shebra Evans: VERY GOOD. AT THIS TIME WE ARE MOVING TO ITEM 15, WHICH IS INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND I WOULD LIKE TO GET A MOTION TO ADJOURN. MOVE TO SECOND. ALL THOSE IN FAVOR?THAT IS UNANIMOUS.

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