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>> IT IS SIX O'CLOCK,

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THE APPOINTED TIME FOR THIS MEETING. GOOD EVENING.

I HEREBY CALL TO ORDER THE APRIL 9TH,

[Emergency Board Meeting on April 9, 2020.]

2020 EMERGENCY CALLED BOARD MEETING BY TELECONFERENCE OF THE CROWLEY ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES, AND CERTIFY THAT WE'RE IN COMPLIANCE WITH PROVISIONS OF SECTIONS 551041 AND 551.045, OBJECTIVE GOVERNMENT CODE PURSUANT TO PUBLIC NOTICE OF THIS MEETING AND AS ALLOWED BY THE TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL ISSUANCE OF TEMPORARY SUSPENSION TO CERTAIN OPEN MEETING LAWS DUE TO THE COVID-19 EPIDEMIC ENCLOSURES.

I REQUEST THE OFFICIAL ROLL CALL PLEASE.

>> YES MADAM. TRUSTEE PLACED ONE,

>> PRESENT.

>> THANK YOU, MS. ROBINSON. TRUSTEE PLACED TWO, DR. LATTANIA MAISEL.

>> PRESENT.

>> THANK YOU, DR. MAISEL.

>> TRUSTEE PLACED THREE, MIA HALL.

>> PRESENT.

>> THANK YOU, MS. HALL.

>> PRESENT.

>> THANK YOU, MS. DAVIS. TRUSTEE PLACED FIVE, RYAN.

>> PRESENT.

>> THANK YOU. MR. RAY. TRUSTEE PLACED SIX, GARY

>> PRESENT.

>> THANK YOU, MR. GRASSIA, AND TRUSTEE PLACED SEVEN, LINSEY BENTON.

>> PRESENT.

>> THANK YOU, MS. BENTON. SUPERINTENDED, DR. MICHAEL MCFARLAND.

>> PRESENT.

>> THANK YOU SIR.

>> THANK YOU MR. KIRSCHNER.

THANK YOU ALL FOR JOINING OUR TELECONFERENCE THIS EVENING.

WE HAVE DOZENS OF DISTRICT AND CAMPUS ADMINISTRATORS WHO ARE ON THIS CALL, WHICH IS ALSO OPEN TO THE PUBLIC TO JOIN.

WE'RE THANKFUL FOR THE TECHNOLOGY THAT ALLOWS US TO CONDUCT THIS MEETING BY TELECONFERENCE AND WE APPRECIATE THE TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL TEMPORARILY SUSPENDING THIRD AND OPEN MEETING LAWS TO ALLOW US TO MEET THIS WAY DURING THIS HEALTH CRISIS.

WE HAVE IMPORTANT BUSINESS TO ATTEND TO THIS EVENING, I WOULD ASK THAT YOU BE PATIENT AS WE CONDUCT OUR MEETING IN THIS FORMAT, PLEASE ENSURE YOUR PHONE ARE MUTED.

IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES, PLEASE SEND A TEXT MESSAGE OR E-MAIL TO MR. KIRSCHNER.

WE'LL BEGIN TONIGHT WITH OUR REPORT ITEMS AND OUR FIRST AGENDA ITEM TONIGHT IS AN UPDATE ON THE DISTANCE LEARNING GRADING GUIDELINES DURING THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY. DR. MCFARLAND.

>> MADAM PRESIDENT AND BOARD MEMBERS WE ARE DEFINITELY EXCITED TO BRING THIS ITEM FORWARD TO YOU ALL JUST FOR YOUR INFORMATION AND CONSIDERATION.

AS YOU KNOW, WE'VE HAD QUITE A BIT OF PLANNING OCCURRING AROUND GRADING AND HOW WE WILL RESPOND AS IT RELATES TO GRADES, GPA, CLASS RANK, AND OTHERS.

SO WE'VE HAD SEVERAL CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THIS, BUT TONIGHT, WHAT WE'D LIKE TO DO IS HAVE, MR. KEITH CAN GO OVER AT A HIGH LEVEL, OUR RECOMMENDATIONS AS IT RELATES TO GRADING AND ALL THOSE RELATED ITEMS. WE DEFINITELY WANT TO THANK ALL OF THE TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS AND OTHERS THAT HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THIS PROCESS.

IT, OF COURSE, AS YOU KNOW, HAS BEEN REALLY A CHALLENGE FOR US TO GET THIS DONE IN A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME, BUT I AM JUST SO PROUD OF THE TEAM AND THE AMOUNT OF INTENTIONAL THOUGHT, ACTIONS, AND PLANNING THAT'S DONE INTO REALLY WORKING THROUGH THESE GUIDELINES.

AGAIN, WE THANK YOU BOARD FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN THIS PROCESS.

I'LL ASK MR. KEITH TO GIVE US A HIGH-LEVEL OVERVIEW OF OUR DISTRICT LEARNING GRADING GUIDELINES, MR. KEITH.

>> THANK YOU, DR. MCFARLAND.

GOOD EVENING, PRESIDENT DAVIS AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

SO LIKE DR. MCFARLAND SAID, I'D LIKE TO TAKE JUST A FEW MINUTES TO SUMMARIZE THE GRADING GUIDELINES THAT WE'LL BE USING DURING OUR COVID-19 CLOSURE.

SO THESE GUIDELINES WERE DEVELOPED BY A COMMITTEE OF NEARLY 30 PEOPLE, INCLUDING CENTRAL OFFICE CURRICULUM AND SCHOOL LEADERSHIP PERSONNEL, MEMBERS OF THE DEPARTMENTS RESPONSIBLE FOR PMS REPORTING, COUNSELING, ADVANCED ACADEMICS, ATHLETICS AND MASTER SCHEDULING, AND PRINCIPALS FROM CAMPUSES AT EVERY LEVEL.

SO THE GUIDELINES INCLUDE THE MOST UP-TO-DATE GUIDANCE FROM TEA, AND TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION GRADING DECISIONS MADE BY DISTRICTS THROUGHOUT THE STATE.

OUR GRADING GUIDELINES ALSO WENT THROUGH AN ADDITIONAL REVIEW PROCESS BY THE NEARLY 35 MEMBERS OF THE DISTRICT'S EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP TEAM BEFORE THEY WERE SHARED WITH YOU FOR YOUR REVIEW.

THE GRADING GUIDELINES CONSIST OF A COMPREHENSIVE 10-PAGE DOCUMENT WHICH OUTLINES THE STEPS WE'LL TAKE TO MONITOR PROGRESS BOTH IN COURSES FOR HIGH-SCHOOL CREDIT, AS WELL AS FOR PRE-K THROUGH EIGHTH GRADE NON-CREDIT COURSES.

ADDITIONALLY, WE'VE CREATED TWO PARENT AND STUDENTS SUMMARIES FOR THE COMMUNITY, ONE FOR HIGH-SCHOOL CREDIT AND ONE FOR NON-CREDIT COURSES.

SO EARLY IN THE WORK OF THE COMMITTEE, WE ESTABLISHED SEVEN GUIDING PRINCIPLES AS OUR FRAMEWORK FOR DEVELOPING OUR GUIDELINES.

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THROUGHOUT THE PROCESS, WE THOUGHT THE FIRST GUIDING PRINCIPLE WAS THE MOST IMPORTANT, AND WE REFER TO IT AS THE HOLD HARMLESS PRINCIPLE.

SO AS YOU CAN SEE ON THIS SLIDE, THAT GUIDING PRINCIPLE MEANS THAT DISTANCE LEARNING WORK COMPLETED DURING THE SIX WEEKS WILL ONLY HELP, NOT HURT A STUDENT'S SPRING SEMESTER GRADE IN A HIGH-SCHOOL CREDIT COURSE.

SO IN SUMMARY, THESE ARE THE COMPONENTS OF OUR HIGH-SCHOOL CREDIT COURSE GRADING GUIDELINES: COURSES FOR HIGH-SCHOOL CREDIT WILL CONTINUE TO ISSUE NUMERIC GRADES, GRADES EARNED DURING THE FIFTH MARKING PERIOD WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE CALCULATION OF SPRING SEMESTER AVERAGES, SIX GRADES WILL BE TAKEN DURING THE SIXTH MARKING PERIOD, WHICH BEGINS MONDAY, AND TEACHERS WILL IDENTIFY WHICH ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE TAKEN FOR GRADES, ALL GRADES WILL BE COUNTED AS DAILY GRADES, AND THERE WILL BE NO FINAL EXAMS. SO GOING BACK TO THAT GUIDING PRINCIPLE, THE WAY THAT WE WILL CALCULATE SEMESTER AVERAGES, WE WILL ONLY USE GRADES FROM THE SIXTH MARKING PERIOD IF IT IMPROVES A STUDENT'S SPRING SEMESTER AVERAGE.

NEXT SLIDE. FOR OUR NON-CREDIT COURSES IN GRADES KINDERGARTEN THROUGH EIGHTH, WE ALSO STATE CONSISTENT WITH THE PRINCIPLE OF HOLD HARMLESS.

IN THIS CASE, DISTANCE LEARNING WORK WILL BE USED TO MONITOR STUDENT PROGRESS AND GRADES WILL NOT BE ISSUED.

OUR COMPONENTS FOR NON-CREDIT COURSES, ASSIGNMENTS FROM THE FIFTH AND SIXTH WEEKS WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN FINAL GRADES, PRE-KINDERGARTEN ACTIVITIES WILL BE UPDATED WEEKLY ON THE DISTRICT'S ONLINE SUPPORT CENTER, AND NON-CREDIT COURSES WILL ASSIGN DISTANCE LEARNING WORK USING GOOGLE CLASSROOM.

SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS WILL BE AVAILABLE BY REQUEST THROUGH THE DISTRICT'S ONLINE SUPPORT CENTER.

ONE PRIORITY LESSON FOR CONTENT WILL BE EVALUATED EACH WEEK TO TRACK STUDENT PROGRESS, AND THIS WILL RESULT IN SIX TOTAL ASSIGNMENTS PER CORE CONSTANT AREA FOR THE SIX WEEKS.

DISTANCE LEARNING GRADES WILL NOT BE ENTERED IN SKYWARD, AND TEACHERS WILL COMMUNICATE DIRECTLY WITH PARENTS AND GUARDIANS REGARDING STUDENT PROGRESS.

FINALLY, STUDENTS WILL BE GIVEN MULTIPLE OPPORTUNITIES TO DEMONSTRATE PROGRESS ON DISTANCE LEARNING ASSIGNMENTS.

WE'LL BE RELEASING OUR FULL GRADING GUIDELINES, AS WELL AS THE PARENT AND STUDENTS SUMMARIES IN BOTH ENGLISH AND SPANISH EARLY NEXT WEEK.

I'D LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED TO, OR PROVIDED FEEDBACK ON THE GRADING GUIDELINES, AND WE BELIEVE THAT THESE GUIDELINES PROVIDE STUDENTS WITH THE BEST OPPORTUNITY FOR FUTURE SUCCESS, WHILE ALSO MINIMIZING FAMILY STRESS IN THE PRESENT.

SO I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE.

>> ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? THANK YOU, MR. KEITH.

WE'LL MOVE NOW TO OUR NEXT AGENDA ITEM 2.2; REPORT MISSION AND APPROVAL OF EDUCATOR APPRAISAL, WAIVER TO TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY, DR. MCFARLAND.

AM I MUTED AGAIN?

>> NO MADAM, I'M SORRY I WAS MUTED.

>> OKAY.

>> MR. KIRSCHNER, COULD YOU PUT THE AGENDA UP ON THE SCREEN?

>> YES, SIR.

>> ALL RIGHT. SO THE NEXT ITEM IS DEALING WITH, OF COURSE, THE APPROVAL OF OUR EDUCATED APPRAISAL WAIVER TO TEA.

DR. KOHLER, I BELIEVE, IS PRESENTING THAT ITEM.

>> YES, SIR. CAN EVERYONE HEAR ME?

>> YES.

>> VERY GOOD. THANK YOU, DR. MCFARLAND, MS. DAVIS, AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

THE RESOLUTION THAT YOU ALL PASSED ON MARCH THE 19TH REGARDING OUR RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 EMERGENCY.

THAT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZED THE DISTRICT TO SEEK WAIVERS FOR MATTERS RELATED TO THE EMERGENCY CLOSURE OF SCHOOLS.

WE AS A DISTRICT, SUBMITTED A WAIVER FOR EDUCATOR APPRAISAL TO TEA.

THAT WAIVER WAS APPROVED ON APRIL 1ST, 2020.

THE WAIVER ALLOWS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND CHARTER SCHOOLS TO WAIVE TEXAS' EDUCATION CODE AND TEXAS' ADMINISTRATIVE CODE REQUIREMENT THEY ARE UNABLE TO MEET DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES ARISING FROM THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

THE DISTRICT APPLIED FOR THIS WAIVER BECAUSE SOME OF THE TEACHER APPRAISAL TIMELINES AND DEADLINES ON OUR LOCAL APPRAISAL CALENDAR FALL DURING THE CLOSURE PERIOD.

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THIS WAIVER WILL PROVIDE A FLEXIBILITY ON MEETING THESE REQUIREMENTS AND TIMELINES.

I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE AT THIS TIME.

>> ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? THANK YOU, DR. KOHLER.

>> THANK YOU, MS. DAVIS.

>> LET THE RECORD SHOW THAT NO ONE SIGNED UP TO SPEAK DURING OPEN FORUM.

SO WE WILL MOVE ON NOW TO OUR CONSIDERATION AND POWERFUL ACTION ITEM.

AGENDA ITEM 4.1, CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ITEM.

RESOLUTION OF THE CROWLEY ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR WAIVERS AND DIRECTING TEMPORARY CHANGES IN GRADING IN THE COURSE ASSESSMENT, GRADUATION CLASS RANKING POLICIES, AND STUDENT ACTIVITIES. DR. MCFARLAND.

>> SO MADAM PRESIDENT AND BOARD MEMBERS, AS YOU CAN RECALL AT A PRIOR MEETING, WE SHARED THE RESOLUTION FOR WAIVERS AND REALLY ADDRESSED THE COURSE GRADING, WHICH YOU JUST HEARD EARLIER FROM MR. KEITH.

ALSO, WE TALKED A LOT ABOUT THE END COURSE ASSESSMENTS, AND OF COURSE, YOU ARE AWARE OF TEA'S ACTS ARE RELATIVE TO INTERCOURSE ASSESSMENTS.

BUT GRADUATION CLASS RANK, WE GAVE YOU SOME IDEAS OF WHAT WE WERE THINKING AS IT RELATES TO GRADUATION AND CLASS RANKING.

WE COMMUNICATED BEFORE THAT WE WILL BE USING THE FOUR SIX-WEEKS GRADE AVERAGE FOR SENIORS AS IT RELATES TO CLASS RANKING.

WE ALSO EXPLAINED CHANGES WE'RE MAKING WITH GRADUATION OR ACTUALLY NOT CHANGES, BUT ACTUAL ADDITIONAL TIME AND ADDITIONAL PLAN FOR THAT IN JULY.

SO AGAIN, THIS RESOLUTION REALLY IS JUST SAY THE DOCUMENTATION IT WILL NEED TO MAKE THOSE DECISIONS, WHICH ARE ALL DEVIATIONS FROM OUR POLICY.

AGAIN, WE KNOW RESOLUTION IS SUCH THAT IT ALLOWS US TO OPERATE OUTSIDE OF POLICY IN THIS CRISIS.

SO AGAIN, THIS RESOLUTION GIVES US THE ABILITY TO DO THAT.

WE HAVE MS. KUNSCHIK HERE AND SHE'LL WALK YOU THROUGH THE RESOLUTION, THEN AT THE END OF THAT TIME, WE WILL HAVE SOME OPPORTUNITY FOR QUESTIONS. MS. KUNSCHIK.

>> THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING, MADAM PRESIDENT DAVIS, RESPECTIVE BOARD MEMBERS AND SUPERINTENDENT DR. MCFARLAND.

THIS EVENING, I PRESENT TO YOU A RESOLUTION DELEGATING AUTHORITY TO THE SUPERINTENDENT FOR WAIVERS AND DIRECTING TEMPORARY CHANGES IN POLICY PERTAINING TO STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AND STUDENT SERVICES.

THIS RESOLUTION SERVES TO ENHANCE OUR DISTRICT DURING THE COVID-19 NATIONAL PANDEMIC AND SCHOOL CLOSURE.

IT ALIGNS TO ALL THREE GOALS.

ONE, OF THRIVING STUDENTS, TWO, ENGAGE COMMUNITY, AND THREE, EMPOWERED STAFF.

IN THIS RESOLUTION, YOU WILL FIND 20 WHEREAS STATEMENTS PRECEDING THE NINE RESULTS STATEMENTS THAT TOGETHER SUBSTANTIATE THIS RESOLUTION.

I WILL SUMMARIZE THE WHEREAS STATEMENTS SO TO SHARE A HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF WHERE WE ARE TO DATE AND MORE SPECIFICALLY FOR YOU AS AN ENTRUSTED BOARD TO RECEIVE THE STATEMENTS AS TRUE AND CORRECT AND UP-TO-DATE.

I WILL THEN FOLLOW BY PRESENTING THE NINE RESULTS STATEMENTS TO YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION.

I WILL BEGIN WITH THE FIRST TWO WHEREAS STATEMENTS INDICATING THE BOARD'S AUTHORITY TO GOVERN AND OVERSEE THE MANAGEMENT OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS, AND THE AUTHORITY TO ADOPT RULES AND BY-LAWS THAT GOVERN THE DISTRICT.

IN THE THIRD AND THE FOURTH WHEREAS STATEMENTS, YOU WILL NOTE THE DATES OF THE DECLARATION OF STATEWIDE AND NATIONAL EMERGENCY DUE TO COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

CONSEQUENTLY, THE DETERMINATION TO CLOSE TEXAS SCHOOLS.

THE FIFTH WHEREAS STATEMENT INDICATES THE BOARD'S DETERMINATION TO TEMPORARILY SUSPEND REGULAR SCHOOL OPERATIONS AND CONTINUE INSTRUCTION THROUGH DISTANT LEARNING.

THE SIXTH THROUGH THE EIGHTH WHEREAS STATEMENT ADDRESSES WAIVERS BY DESIGNATING PERMISSION TO THE DISTRICTS TO APPLY FOR THE WAIVERS FROM THE STATE, ADDING THAT THE STATE AGREES TO ACCEPT THE WAIVERS AND THAT THE BOARD ALSO RECOGNIZES THE NEED FOR THE DISTRICT TO SEEK WAIVERS DURING THIS DISASTER DECLARATION OF COVID-19.

THE NINTH WHEREAS STATEMENT IS A DECLARATION OF TEA'S DECISION TO WAIVE THE REQUIRED PERFORMANCE ON ACADEMIC ASSESSMENTS.

THE 10TH THROUGH THE 15TH WHEREAS STATEMENTS INDICATE THAT THE BOARD HAS FOUND A NEED TO TEMPORARILY ADJUST LOCAL POLICY AND ADDITIONALLY THAT THE BOARD HAS EXERCISED RULE-MAKING POWERS BY THE ADOPTION OF POLICIES THAT ARE CURRENTLY UNDER CONSIDERATION IN THIS RESOLUTION.

THE 16TH THROUGH THE 17TH WHEREAS STATEMENTS ACKNOWLEDGE THE BOARD SAW A SHIFT IN INSTRUCTION DELIVERY IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIFTH, SIXTH WEEK GRADING PERIOD, AND THEREFORE MAKING THE SIXTH SIX-WEEK DIFFICULT TO CALCULATE.

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ADDITIONALLY, THAT THERE WERE NO DISRUPTIONS PRIOR TO THE FIFTH SIX-WEEKS GRADING PERIOD.

IN THE 18TH AND 19TH WHEREAS STATEMENTS, IT ACKNOWLEDGES THAT SENIORS WHO ARE HEAVY ON ALL OF OUR HEARTS HAVE NOT MET ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION, AND THEY MAY BE ELIGIBLE TO GRADUATE AS A RESULT OF AN INDIVIDUAL GRADUATION COMMITTEE REVIEW AND THAT TEA ALSO PROVIDES THE GUIDANCE TO SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THIS MATTER.

IN THE FINAL 20TH WHEREAS STATEMENT, IT INDICATES THE DESIRE TO TEMPORARILY DELEGATE AND EMPOWER THE SUPERINTENDENT WITH AUTHORITY TO ADOPT AND IMPLEMENT ALTERNATIVE PROCESSES AND POLICIES RELATED TO STUDENT GRADING AND CALCULATING CLASS RANK IN KEEPING WITH EDUCATIONAL MISSION OF THE DISTRICT.

AT THIS TIME AFTER HAVING PRESENTED A HIGH LEVEL SUMMARY OF THE WHEREAS STATEMENTS, I WILL NOW TRANSITION INTO THE NINE RESULTS STATEMENTS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION.

ONCE AGAIN, I WILL PRESENT THEM IN A SUMMARY FORMAT.

FIRST, IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT THE RECITAL SET FORTH ABOVE ARE FOUND BY THE BOARD TO BE TRUE AND CORRECT.

SECOND, IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES WILL DELEGATE TO THE SUPERINTENDENT THE AUTHORITY TO PURSUE WAIVERS FROM TEA WITHOUT FURTHER ACTION OF THE BOARD.

THIRD, BE IT RESOLVED THAT IT WILL BE DIFFICULT TO UNIFORMLY COMPUTE STUDENT GRADES DURING THE FIFTH, SIX-WEEK GRADING PERIOD DUE TO THE DISRUPTION IN INSTRUCTIONAL ACTIVITIES.

FOURTH, IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT THE PORTIONS OF EIC LOCAL, INCLUSIVE OF COMPUTATION OF CLASS RANK AND LOCAL GRADUATION HONORS WILL BE TEMPORARILY AMENDED AS DESIGNATED BELOW AND PRESENTED BY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR CNI MCKEE IN THE PRECEDING PRESENTATION.

FIFTH, IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES HAS THE AUTHORITY TO MAKE TEMPORARY ADJUSTMENTS TO STAR ASSESSMENTS AND EOC ASSESSMENTS FOR GRADUATING SENIORS IN THE 2019-20 SCHOOL YEAR.

SIXTH, IT IS THEREFORE, RESOLVED THAT EIA LOCAL AND EIE LOCAL, GIVE THE SUPERINTENDENT THE AUTHORITY TO ADOPT APPROPRIATE REGULATIONS GOVERNING A TEMPORARY GRADING SYSTEM.

SEVENTH, IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT THE SUPERINTENDENT WOULD ADOPT APPROPRIATE REGULATIONS GOVERNING A TEMPORARY GRADING SYSTEM.

THIS IS INCLUSIVE OF A DISTRICT WIDE SYSTEM THAT PERMITS STUDENTS TO REDO ASSIGNMENTS, RETAKE A TEST FOR WHICH A STUDENT RECEIVES A FAILING GRADE.

EIGHTH, IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT THE SUPERINTENDENT MAINTAINS THE RIGHT TO PROMOTE ANY CANDOR THROUGH 12TH GRADE STUDENT.

NINTH, BE IT THEREFORE RESOLVED THAT THE APPROVAL OF THIS RESOLUTION GRANTS ADJUSTMENTS IN THE LISTED POLICIES FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SCHOOL YEAR UNLESS THE BOARD TAKES FURTHER ACTION.

AT THIS TIME, I HAVE PRESENTED TO YOU THE RESOLUTION DELEGATING AUTHORITY TO SUPERINTENDENT DR. MCFARLAND FOR WAIVERS AND DIRECTING TEMPORARY CHANGES IN POLICIES PERTAINING TO STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AND STUDENT SERVICES, AND THEREFORE, CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.

I THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND ATTENTION, GUIDANCE, AND LEADERSHIP, AND WE CAN TAKE QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME.

>> THANK YOU. ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?

>> YES, I DO HAVE A QUESTION IF YOU DON'T MIND.

I MUST HAVE MISSED THIS.

ARE WE SUPPOSED TO RUN THE FOURTH, SIX-WEEKS REPORT CARDS THEN FOR ELEMENTARY OR ALL THE SCHOOLS?

>> I'M SORRY. AT THIS TIME, THE QUESTIONS ARE JUST FOR THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

WE'VE PASSED THE OPEN FORUM SESSION.

>> THANK YOU.

>> OKAY. ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS?

>> MS. DAVIS, CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG.

I WAS TRYING TO TOGGLE BACK AND FORTH BETWEEN DOCUMENTS THAT WE HAD RECEIVED PRIOR TO THE MEETING AND DID MR. KEITH ADDRESS IN HIS PRESENTATION WHAT MS. KUNSCHIK REFERRED TO WITH REGARDS TO THE GRADING SCALE? WAS THERE A DIRECTION OR A CLARIFICATION PROVIDED FOR THAT? I'M SORRY IF THAT'S A CONVOLUTED QUESTION.

>> THANK YOU FOR ASKING.

MR. KEITH. PARDON ME.

>> YEAH, AS IT RELATES TO THE GRADING SCALE, WHAT WE IDENTIFIED DURING THE SIX SIX-WEEKS IS THAT THERE WILL BE SIX DAILY GRADES.

OF COURSE, THE SCALE WOULD REMAIN AS IT IS, BUT IT'LL BE THOSE GRADES TAKEN DURING THE SIX SIX-WEEKS WOULD ACTUALLY BE CONSIDERED AS DAILY GRADES.

THAT'S WHAT WE HAVE CURRENTLY IN OUR GUIDELINES.

KEITH, DO YOU HAVE ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AS RELATES TO THAT? IF THAT DIDN'T ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, MS. HALL.

IS THEIR ADDITIONAL CLARIFICATION MR. KEITH ABOUT THAT?

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>> NO, SIR. JUST THE SIX DAILY GRADES BEING TAKEN.

THEN TO STREAMLINE THE GRADING PROCESS, WE ARE USING A 0-4 RUBRIC, WHERE EACH POINT ON THE RUBRIC IS ASSOCIATED WITH THE NUMERIC GRADE, JUST SIMPLIFIES THE GRADING PROCESS FOR DISTANCE LEARNING.

BUT IT'S STILL A NUMERIC GRADE THAT'S ENTERED FOR HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT COURSES.

>>

>> IT DID, TO AN EXTENT.

I ASKED THAT QUESTION ONLY BECAUSE I FELT LIKE I WAS SURE.

I'M SAYING, I RECEIVE MORE INFORMATION THAN I FELT WAS PRESENTED AND I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE WAS CLARITY AS TO HOW CALCULATED FOR ANY PARENTS OR COMMUNITY WHO MIGHT BE ON THE PHONE, WHO MIGHT NOT HAVE HAD THOSE MATERIALS.

BUT YES, YOU ANSWERED MY QUESTION.

>> OKAY. THANK YOU.

>> ALL RIGHT. JUST IN ADDITION TO THAT, WHAT WE INTEND TO DO IF IT'S APPROVED TONIGHT, THEN AGAIN, AT THAT POINT, WE WILL BEGIN TO SHARE IN DETAIL WITH PARENTS AND WITH OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

I THINK HE MENTIONED A SUMMARY DOCUMENT THAT'S BEEN CREATED AND SO WE'LL BE SHARING THAT INFORMATION.

ALSO, WE DID HAVE SOME CONVERSATIONS.

YOU MAY HAVE HEARD THIS FROM OTHER DISTRICTS BOARD MEMBERS THAT, THERE WAS CONSIDERATION ABOUT PASS-FAIL AND THE GOOD THING ABOUT HAVING A COLLECTIVE PROCESS, HAVING MR. LINCOLN AS WELL AS THE OTHER ATHLETIC PEOPLE INVOLVED, WE KNOW WE HAD TO TAKE IN CONSIDERATION THE NCAA IN THE CLEARINGHOUSE, AND SO WE KNOW WITH A PASS-FAIL GRADE, THAT ACTUALLY PUTS SENIORS IN JEOPARDY WHEN WE BEGIN TO CALCULATE THEIR GRADES RELATIVE TO THE THE NCAA CLEARINGHOUSE.

SO THAT'S WHY WE ACTUALLY MOVED AWAY FROM PASS-FAIL ONTO A NUMERIC GRADE.

BUT AGAIN, WE DID CONSIDER THAT.

THERE WERE PROBABLY SOME OTHER CONSIDERATIONS AS WELL.

BUT OUR GOAL IS TO MAKE SURE THAT PARENTS AND OTHERS HAVE ALL THE DOCUMENTS THAT YOU RECEIVE, BOARD AS WELL AS OTHERS TO HELP COMMUNICATE THE ATTEMPT BEHIND OUR ACTIONS.

>> OKAY.

>> THANK YOU, DR. MCFARLAND, I APPRECIATE THAT.

>> NO PROBLEM.

>> THAT CLARIFICATION.

>> DR. MCFARLAND, I'M SURE YOU'LL PROVIDE CLARIFICATION ABOUT THE FOUR SIX-WEEKS GRADING.

>> YES, SO THE FOUR SIX-WEEKS, WE WERE ACTUALLY ABLE TO COMPLETE THE FOUR SIX-WEEKS.

THE SIX-WEEK THAT WAS THE CHALLENGE FOR US, WAS THE FIFTH SIX-WEEKS.

SO BECAUSE WE BASICALLY DECIDED TO ONLY MOVE ON TO THE SIXTH SIX-WEEKS.

REALLY, WE WILL HAVE A FIFTH SIX-WEEK GRADE, FOURTH SIX-WEEKS WAS COMPLETED, OTHER THAN, WE HAD A COUPLE STUDENTS WHO WERE IN DUAL CREDIT COURSES WITH TCC.

THEY'RE ACTUALLY IN GRADE CAME AROUND APRIL 3RD OR SO.

SO IT WAS A LITTLE BIT AFTER THE FOURTH SIX-WEEKS.

EVERYONE ELSE HAD A COMPLETE FOUR SIX-WEEKS GRADE THAT WE COULD ACTUALLY USE.

>> OKAY. OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?

>> YEAH, I WAS GOING TO ASK RYAN RAY ABOUT THE DUAL CREDIT.

HOW HAS THAT BEEN DEALT WITH SINCE THE GRADING PERIOD DIDN'T END TILL APRIL 3RD OR HOW IS TCC DEALING WITH

>> SO WHAT WE'VE DONE IS, WE'VE BASICALLY FOR EVERYONE ELSE, WE USE THE END OF THE FOUR SIX-WEEKS.

FOR STUDENTS WHO WERE IN THOSE COURSES, WE USED THE GRADE AT THE END OF THAT GRADING PERIOD, WHICH ACTUALLY FELL INTO THE FIFTH SIX-WEEKS OR WE USED, FOR THOSE DUAL CREDIT COURSES, THE END OF THAT DUAL CREDIT PERIOD FOR THOSE STUDENTS.

>> OKAY. THANK YOU.

>> I HAVE A QUESTION.

>> OKAY.

>> THIS IS DR. MAYFIELD. IT'S TWO PARTS.

ONE IS, WAS THERE ANY CONSIDERATION? I KNOW THAT THE PERIOD THE FOURTH SIX-WEEKS WAS COMPLETED IN AND WE WILL CANCEL THE FIFTH SIX-WEEKS.

BUT, FOR THOSE STUDENTS WHO AT THE END OF THE FOURTH SIX-WEEKS WEREN'T DOING SO WELL BUT IN THE FIFTH SIX-WEEKS, THEY HAD MADE PROGRESS, WAS THERE ANY CONSIDERATION THAT WHEREVER THEY WERE IN THE FIFTH SIX-WEEKS THAT IT COULD HELP THEM BUT NOT HURT THEM FOR THEIR AVERAGE? THAT'S ONE QUESTION.

THEN THE SECOND QUESTION I HAVE IS ABOUT THE SIX CLASS ASSIGNMENTS.

SINCE THERE IS A NUMERIC GRADE ASSIGNED TO EACH OF THOSE ON THE RUBRIC.

ARE THE STUDENTS ABLE TO, AT THE END OF THAT ASSIGNMENT, GET FEEDBACK? IF THEY WANT TO IMPROVE THEIR GRADE, LET'S SAY IF THEY GOT A TWO OR THREE, BUT THEY WANTED TO REDO IT AND THEY'RE ABLE TO GET A HIGHER GRADE, IS THAT ALLOWED UNDER THIS NEW GRADING SYSTEM? SO THAT'S TWO QUESTIONS.

>> YEAH. THE FIRST QUESTION, I BELIEVE,

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SPOKE TO THIS IDEA THAT DURING FIFTH SIX-WEEKS, A STUDENT'S GRADE COULD HAVE IMPROVED FROM THE FOURTH SIX-WEEKS.

THAT COULD HAVE HAPPENED.

HOWEVER, WE DID CONSIDER ALL OF THOSE THINGS AND I CAN LET KEITH SHARE FEEDBACK FROM THE COMMUNITY RELATIVE TO THAT.

WHAT WE DETERMINED IS THAT, WHATEVER THE GRADE WAS AT THE END OF THE FOURTH SIX-WEEKS, IT WILL REMAIN.

IF DURING A SIXTH SIX-WEEKS THEY COMPLETED ASSIGNMENTS THAT CAUSED THEM TO RAISE THEIR GRADE, THEN THEY'LL GET THE HIGHER GRADE.

BUT IF THE GRADE WAS LOWER AT THE END OF THE SIXTH SIX-WEEKS PERIOD, THEY WOULD GET THAT FOURTH SIX-WEEKS AVERAGE.

NOW, WE HAVE VERY FEW ASSIGNMENTS THAT WERE COMPLETED DOING THAT FIFTH SIX-WEEKS, AND SO WE DECIDED TO NEGATE THAT BECAUSE OF ALL OF THE INTERRUPTIONS.

BUT I WILL ASK MR. KEITH IF THERE WAS A MORE DETAILED CONVERSATION WITH THE COMMITTEE RELATIVE TO THE FIFTH SIX-WEEKS GRADES THAT HAD BEEN COMPLETED, IT COULD HAVE IMPROVED FOURTH SIX-WEEKS GRADE.

DID THE COMMUNITY HAVE ANY CONVERSATION AROUND THAT, MR. KEITH?

>> WE DID. SO ONE WAY WE'RE TAKING THAT INTO CONSIDERATION.

FOR THE COURSES THAT ARE ISSUING NUMERIC GRADES, WE'RE ALLOWING STUDENTS TO COMPLETE MAKE-UP WORK FROM THE FOURTH MARKING PERIOD TO RAISE THAT MARKING PERIOD FOUR-GRADE.

THE WORK THAT THEY DID DURING MARKING PERIOD FIVE COULD BE SUBSTITUTED AS A SUBSTITUTE ASSIGNMENT IN GRADE FOR MAKE UP WORK IN MARKING PERIOD FOUR INSTEAD OF THE ORIGINAL ASSIGNMENT.

SO THAT WORK COULD HELP TO RAISE THEIR SEMESTER AVERAGE.

>> AWESOME. IS THAT UP TO THE STUDENT TO NOTIFY THEIR TEACHER FOR THAT, OR WILL THEY BE NOTIFIED? HOW HOW WILL THAT WORK?

>> YES, MA'AM. THE STUDENT WOULD INITIATE THE CONVERSATION WITH THEIR TEACHER FOR THAT.

>> OKAY.

>> THEN THE SECOND ONE QUESTION.

>> NO, I'M SORRY. THIS IS GARY GRASSIA, EXCEPT FOR SENIORS, IS THAT CORRECT? BECAUSE THAT WAS CUT OFF ON THE FOURTH SIX-WEEKS.

>> YES SIR, THAT'S CORRECT.

>> OKAY. THANK YOU.

>> ALSO, MADAM PRESIDENT, I KNOW THAT IN NORMAL SITUATIONS, AT NORMAL BOARD MEETING, WE WOULD NOT ENTERTAIN QUESTIONS FROM THE AUDIENCE.

HOWEVER, I DO BELIEVE THERE WAS A QUESTION THAT WAS ASKED THAT WE PROBABLY, WITHIN THIS SITUATION, BECAUSE IT'S AN EMERGENCY, A DIFFERENT SITUATION THAT WE OUGHT TO RESPOND TO.

I THINK THERE WAS A QUESTION ABOUT PROGRESS REPORTS AND COMMUNICATION OF FIFTH SIX-WEEKS GRADES AND ALL THAT.

WE HAD SOME CONVERSATION AROUND WHAT WE'LL DO WITH THAT.

SO MR. KEITH, SHARE WITH US WHAT THE COMMITTEE DECIDED AS IT RELATES TO PROGRESS REPORTS AND ALL THAT RELATIVE TO THE FIFTH SIX- IMPACT AND THE FOUR SIX-WEEKS.

>> ABSOLUTELY. SO IN TERMS OF ISSUING PROGRESS REPORTS AND REPORT CARDS FOR THE FIFTH SIX-WEEKS, WE WILL NOT BE ISSUING THOSE.

THE DISRUPTION IN INSTRUCTION HAPPENED RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIFTH SIX-WEEKS.

GRADES WERE SET TO BE ENTERED ON THE FIRST DAY OF OUR REALLY EXTENDED SPRING BREAK.

SO TEACHERS WEREN'T ABLE TO GET BACK INTO THE BUILDINGS TO GET TO ASSIGNMENTS AND THINGS LIKE THAT TO INTRA-ACCURATE PROGRESS.

THEN OF COURSE, WE SHIFTED TO A DISTANCE LEARNING MODEL IN THE LAST THREE WEEKS OF THE FIFTH SIX-WEEKS.

SO WE DIDN'T TAKE ANY GRADES DURING THAT TIME.

WE WOULDN'T ISSUE A PROGRESS REPORT OR REPORT CARD FOR MARKING PERIOD FIVE.

>> OKAY. THANK YOU.

DID YOU GET YOUR SECOND QUESTION ANSWERED, DR MAYFIELD?

>> YES.

>> YOU DID. OKAY. THANK YOU.

ARE THERE OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS?

>> I DO HAVE A CLARIFICATION.

AS IT RELATES TO DUAL CREDIT, I SAID APRIL 3RD, IT WAS ACTUALLY APRIL 13TH.

THAT'S WHEN DUAL CREDIT ENDED WAS APRIL 13TH.

IT WAS NOT THE THIRD, BUT AT THE END OF APRIL 13TH, WAS WHEN THOSE DUAL CREDIT COURSES ENDED.

SO THOSE STUDENTS GRADE AS OF APRIL 13TH, IS WHAT ACTUALLY WILL SERVE AS THEIR FOURTH SIX-WEEKS GRADE.

>> OKAY. OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? OKAY. THIS IS A POSSIBLE ACTION ITEM, SO IS THERE A MOTION?

>> I RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE RESOLUTION FOR WHATEVER HAS BEEN DIRECTING TEMPORARY CHANGES IN GRADING AND OF COURSE ASSESSMENTS, GRADUATION CLASS RANKING POLICIES, AND STUDENTS ACTIVITIES

>> WE HAVE A MOTION BY MS. BENTON.

IS THERE A SECOND?

>> I'LL SECOND.

>> I'LL SECOND.

>> WAS THAT DR. MAYFIELD?

>> YES.

>> WHO WAS THAT? DR MAYFIELD. SECOND?

>> YES,, MA'AM.

>> OKAY. MR. KIRSCHNER WOULD YOU DO A ROLL CALL FOR THE VOTE, PLEASE?

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>> YES, MA'AM. TRUSTEE PLACE 1, NEDRA ROBINSON.

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU, MS. ROBINSON. TRUSTEE PLACE 2, DR. LA TONYA WOODSON-MAYFIELD?

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU, DR. MAYFIELD. TRUSTEE PLACE 3, MIA HALL?

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU, MS. HALL. TRUSTEE PLACE 4, JUNE W. DAVIS?

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU, MS DAVIS. TRUSTEE PLACE 5, RYAN RAY?

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU, MR. RAY. TRUSTEE PLACE 6, GARY GRASSIA?

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU, MR. GRASSIA, AND TRUSTEE PLACE 7, LYNDSAE BENTON?

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU, MS. BENTON.

>> THE MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.

WE'LL MOVE NOW TO AGENDA ITEM 4.2, CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ITEM MODIFICATIONS TO BOARD POLICY EIC LOCAL, CREDIT BY EXAM, DR MCFARLAND.

>> MADAM PRESIDENT AND BOARD MEMBERS, I WOULD LIKE TO REMIND YOU THAT SEVERAL MONTHS AGO WE HAD SOME CONVERSATIONS AND IT MAY HAVE EVEN BEEN THE FIRST SEMESTER, EVEN BEFORE THEN, WE HAD CONVERSATIONS AROUND CREDIT BY EXAM AND SPECIFICALLY STUDENTS WHO ARE NATIVE SPANISH SPEAKERS AND THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THOSE STUDENTS TO TAKE THE SPANISH EXAM AND ACHIEVE HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT.

I THINK IT WAS EITHER THE FALL OR MAYBE EVEN BEFORE THEN, I REMEMBER MS. BENTON MENTIONED A OPPORTUNITY THAT WE HAD, THAT WE WERE NOT ACCESSING IN THE PAST, AND ALSO MS. ANGUIANO AND MS. KUNSCHIK AND OTHERS GOT TOGETHER.

I BELIEVE THAT WE ALMOST WORK TO GET OUR STUDENTS A HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT.

SO THIS NEXT ITEM IS A MODIFICATION TO BOARD POLICY, AND I JUST WANT TO POINT OUT THAT THE FIRST ITEM WAS A RESOLUTION, WHICH WE KNOW AFTER THE CRISIS OF SIZE, THIS RESOLUTION WILL GO AWAY AND WE'LL GO BACK TO BOARD POLICY.

WELL, THIS ITEM IS ACTUALLY A CHANGE TO BOARD POLICY, WHICH WILL BE A PART OF BOARD POLICY IF YOU ALL APPROVE IT.

THIS IS POLICY THAT WILL ALLOW CREDIT BY EXAM AND ALLOW STUDENTS WHO ACHIEVE CREDIT BY TAKING AN EXAM, IT'LL ALLOW THOSE STUDENTS TO RECEIVE THAT HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT REGARDLESS OF WHAT GRADE THEY'RE IN.

SO MS. KUNSCHIK IS HERE TO GIVE US MORE DETAIL ON WHAT WE'RE ASKING AS IT RELATES TO THIS ITEM.

BUT, AGAIN, THIS IS A BOARD POLICY CHANGE AND IS RELATIVE TO CREDIT BY EXAM SPECIFICALLY.

FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU TO MS. ANGUIANO AND MS. KUNSCHIK, AND ALSO MS. BENTON FOR EVEN BRINGING THIS UP, BUT REALLY I THINK THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR US AND I'D LIKE FOR MS. KUNSCHIK TO GIVE US SOME BACKGROUND AND THEN SHARE THE CHANGE THAT WE'RE SUGGESTING WITH EIC LOCAL.

>> THANK YOU. ONCE AGAIN, GOOD EVENING, MADAM PRESIDENT, RESPECTED BOARD MEMBERS, AND SUPERINTENDENT, DR. MCFARLAND.

THIS EVENING I BRING TO YOU A PROPOSED REVISION REQUEST TO EIC LOCAL FOR YOUR REVIEW AND CONSIDERATION AS AN ACTION ITEM THAT ALIGNS TO ALL THREE GOALS OF THRIVING STUDENTS, ENGAGED COMMUNITY, AND EMPOWERED STAFF.

AS DR. MCFARLAND STATED, YOU WILL RECALL THAT EARLIER IN THE ACADEMIC YEAR, A COMMITTEE CAME TOGETHER LED BY OUR DIRECTOR OF LANGUAGE SUPPORT PROGRAMS, MARIA ANGUIANO TO PLAN FOR A SPANISH CREDIT BY EXAM EXPERIENCE FOR OUR STUDENTS.

AS A RESULT, WE WERE ABLE TO CELEBRATE AS A DISTRICT BY HAVING TESTED 294 STUDENTS, INCLUSIVE OF FIFTH, SIXTH, AND SEVENTH GRADERS.

A TOTAL OF 256 STUDENTS WERE TESTED WHEREBY 228 STUDENTS ARE IN SPANISH 1, 228 STUDENTS ARE IN SPANISH 1 AND 2, AND OF THOSE AN ASTOUNDING CELEBRATION OF LANGUAGE, A TOTAL OF 207 STUDENTS EARNED A SPANISH 1, 2, AND 3.

CONSEQUENTLY, WE FOUND STUDENTS THAT WERE THRIVING IN THE AREA OF LANGUAGE, PARENTS THAT WERE ENGAGED BY MAINTAINING THE LEARNING OF HOME LANGUAGE AND A STAFF THAT WAS ABLE TO CELEBRATE AND FEEL EMPOWERED BY THE SUCCESS RATE OF OUR STUDENTS.

THE COMMITTEE CONTINUED THE JOURNEY TO CREDIT STUDENTS FOR THEIR WORK OF PASSING THE CBE AT SUCH HEIGHTENED LEVELS.

THEREFORE, EIC WAS IN REVIEW AND THE PROPOSED REVISION IS BEFORE YOU TONIGHT FOR CONSIDERATION AND IT IS AS FOLLOWS.

THE PROPOSED REVISION REQUESTS THAT THE PORTION OF EIC THAT READS FROM, "EARNED IN GRADES 9 THROUGH 12 FOR STATE GRADUATION CREDIT, AND IN ANY HIGH SCHOOL COURSE TAKEN IN MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR STATE GRADUATION CREDIT," BE REVISED TO READ, "EARNED IN HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT COURSES TAKEN AT ANY GRADE LEVEL." WE BELIEVE THAT THIS CHANGE REQUEST WAS PROMPTED BY THE SUCCESS RATE OF OUR SPANISH CBE AND ALSO ALIGNS WITH THE DIRECTION OF THE DISTRICT IN BUILDING GREAT AND INNOVATIVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR

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STUDENTS TO FIND THEIR GIFTS AND BE CREDITED FOR THE EFFORTS AT ANY GRADE LEVEL.

THIS NOW CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION AS A PROPOSED REVISION REQUEST TO EIC LOCAL FOR YOUR REVIEW AND CONSIDERATION AS AN ACTION ITEM TO ALLOW STUDENTS TO RECEIVE CREDIT AT ANY GRADE LEVEL.

I THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP AND GUIDANCE, AND I CAN TAKE QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME.

>> THANK YOU. ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? THIS IS A POSSIBLE ACTION ITEM, SO IS THERE A MOTION?

>> THIS IS DR. MAYFIELD. CAN YOU HEAR ME?

>> DID YOU MAKE THE MOTION?

>> NO. I MOVE THAT-

>> YOU HAVE A QUESTION?

>> NO, I WAS GOING TO MAKE THE MOTION.

YES. I MOVE THAT EIC LOCAL, THE CREDIT BY EXAM AS PRESENTED.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION BY DR. MAYFIELD. IS THERE A SECOND?

>> I'LL SECOND.

>> A SECOND BY MS. ROBINSON.

MR. KIRSCHNER, WOULD YOU DO A ROLL CALL FOR THE VOTE, PLEASE?

>> YES, MA'AM.

>> TRUSTEE PLACE 1, MS. ROBINSON?

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU, MS ROBINSON. TRUSTEE PLACE 2, DR. LA TONYA WOODSON-MAYFIELD?

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU, DR. MAYFIELD. TRUSTEE PLACE 3, MS. HALL?

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU, MS. HALL. TRUSTEE PLACE 4, MS. DAVIS?

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU, MS. DAVIS. TRUSTEE PLACE 5, MR. RAY?

>> YES.

>> MR. RAY, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU. ARE YOU HERE?

>> YES. CAN YOU HEAR ME?

>> THANK YOU, MR. RAY. YES, SIR. THANK YOU.

WE GOT YOUR VOTE, THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE PLACE 6, MR. GARY GRASSIA?

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU, MR. GRASSIA.

TRUSTEE PLACE 7, MS. BENTON?

>> YES.

>> THANK YOU, MS. BENTON.

>> THANK YOU. THE MOTION CARRIES UNANIMOUSLY.

THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HARD WORK ON BOTH OF THOSE ITEMS. WE WILL MOVE NOW TO A FUTURE ACTION ITEM, AGENDA ITEM 5.1, 2020/2021, ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF CONTRACTS. DR. MCFARLAND.

>> SO MADAM PRESIDENT, IN THIS SECTION, THE FOLLOWING ITEMS THAT ARE LISTED WILL BE PRESENTED TO YOU AT A LATER DATE FOR ACTION.

HOWEVER, WE'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU JUST A HEADS UP OF WHAT IS TO COME.

THE FIRST ITEM DEALS WITH ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF CONTRACTS, AND WE HAVE DR. KOHLER WHO WILL PRESENT THAT ITEM. DR. KOHLER?

>> THANK YOU, DR. MCFARLAND, MS. DAVIS, AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

MY COMMENTS ACTUALLY WILL ADDRESS BOTH 5.1 AND 5.2, THE FUTURE ACTION ITEMS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF CONTRACTS AND PROFESSIONAL STAFF CONTRACTS.

THOSE ARE PAIRED ITEMS. I DID WANT TO JUST UPDATE THE TRUSTEES AND LET THEM KNOW THAT WE ARE FINALIZING THAT LIST OF ADMINISTRATORS AND PROFESSIONAL STAFF BEING RECOMMENDED FOR CONTRACT RENEWAL FOR THE 2020/21 SCHOOL YEAR, AND WE WILL BE BRINGING THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL AT NEXT WEEK'S APRIL 16TH BOARD MEETING.

ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE?

>> QUESTIONS? COMMENTS? THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

>> SO WE'LL MOVE NOW THEN TO AGENDA ITEM 5.3, FUTURE ACTION ITEM ACCEPTANCE OF GRANT AWARD. DR MCFARLAND.

>> MADAM PRESIDENT AND BOARD MEMBERS, WE ARE ALWAYS EXCITED TO BRING TO YOU GRANT AWARDS BECAUSE WE RECOGNIZE THAT THE MORE EXTERNAL FUNDING WE RECEIVE, THE MORE WE CAN ACTUALLY USE THE INTERNAL FUNDING, THE LOCAL FUNDING TO MEET OUR NEEDS AND PROTECT OUR LOCAL FUNDING.

SO WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THE GRANT AWARDS THAT WE HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED OF.

AGAIN, THIS IS A FUTURE ACTION ITEM, SO WE'RE NOT ACCEPTING THESE GRANT AWARDS TONIGHT, BUT WE HAVE BEEN NOTIFIED THAT WE ARE THE RECIPIENTS OF THESE AWARDS AND REALLY JUST SPEAKS TO THE STRENGTH OF THE TEAM, THE ATTENTION OR ACTION OF THE TEAM, AND SO WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THESE GRANT AWARDS.

MS. POLK WILL BRING FORWARD THE AWARDS THAT WE HAVE RECEIVED AT THIS TIME. MS. POLK.

>> GOOD EVENING, MADAM DAVIS, DR. MCFARLAND AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

THIS PRESENTATION ALIGNS WITH GOAL 1, THRIVING STUDENTS.

MR. TECHNOLOGY EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOLS, WHICH WE WILL CALL THE P-TECH GRANT, AND I AM EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT CROWLEY ISD HAS

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BEEN PRELIMINARILY SELECTED FOR THE P-TECH GRANT.

THE P-TECH MODEL WILL ALLOW STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO EARN A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA WHILE SIMULTANEOUSLY EARNING AN INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION OR AN ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE AT NO COST TO THE STUDENTS.

THIS WAS A HIGHLY COMPETITIVE GRANT PROCESS.

TWENTY-NINE DISTRICTS ACROSS THE STATE OF TEXAS APPLIED AND ONLY NINE WERE AWARDED.

CISD WILL RECEIVE APPROXIMATELY $198,000 TO CONDUCT AN AVIATION P-TECH PROGRAM.

THE P-TECH GRANT WILL BEGIN THIS SCHOOL YEAR AND END IN 2022.

THE FIRST 18 MONTHS WILL BE UTILIZED FOR PLANNING AND THE REMAINDER OF THE TIME FOR IMPLEMENTATION, AND WHEN WE IMPLEMENT THAT SECOND PHASE OF THE GRANT, WE WILL APPLY FOR ADDITIONAL FUNDING.

OUR NEXT GRANT IS A SAFETY AND SECURITY GRANT THAT MR. PAT PANEK AND I WERE ABLE TO COLLABORATE ON.

WE WILL BE AWARDED APPROXIMATELY $255,000.

THE PURPOSE OF THE SAFETY AND SECURITY GRANT IS TO PROVIDE EXTRA FUNDING FOR SAFETY AND SECURITY EQUIPMENT.

DUE TO THE NATURE OF THE EQUIPMENT PURCHASED, WE WILL BRING THIS TO YOU AT ANOTHER TIME.

THIS GRANT WILL BEGIN THIS SPRING AND END MAY OF 2021.

LASTLY, MS. BATISTE AND MS. THE SPECIAL EDUCATION FISCAL SUPPORT GRANT FOR $338,000.

SPECIAL EDUCATION FISCAL SUPPORT PROVIDES ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO SECURE EVALUATION STAFF, RELATED SERVICES PERSONNEL, AND/OR EDUCATION TEACHERS TO FILL SHORT-TERM NEEDS IN THE AREA OF INITIAL EVALUATION, COMPENSATORY SERVICES, AND EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR SERVICES.

THIS CONCLUDES THE GRANT AWARDS PRESENTATION, AND I WILL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS.

>> THANK YOU. ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? BUT I AM VERY EXCITED.

IT ALWAYS EXCITES ME WHEN WE CAN GET GRANTS.

IT JUST ALLOWS US TO PROVIDE MORE SERVICES TO OUR STUDENTS.

SO I'M VERY EXCITED, AND DID YOU SAY WE'LL BRING THIS BACK NEXT MONTH FOR ACCEPTANCE?

>> YES, MA'AM.

>> OKAY.

>> VERY GOOD. THANK YOU.

>> CAN I JUST SAY, THIS IS RYAN.

GREAT JOB ON THAT AND REALLY INTERESTED IN THE P-TECH AND WE CAN DO WITH THAT, SO IT'S GOOD TO SEE.

>> YEAH. VERY EXCITING.

OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? OKAY. THANK YOU.

WE'LL MOVE NOW TO AGENDA ITEM 5.4.

IT'S A FUTURE ACTION ITEM AS WELL.

FOODSERVICE MANAGEMENT COMPANY REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL RFP. DR. MCFARLAND.

>> SO MADAME PRESIDENT AND BOARD MEMBERS, AS YOU ALL KNOW, WE HAVE A FOODSERVICE MANAGEMENT COMPANY RFP THAT IS IN PROCESS AT THIS POINT.

WE KNOW THAT WE HAD A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS ON LAST WEEK, AND WE HAVE SOME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT OUR PROCESS.

SO WHAT WE'D LIKE TO DO TONIGHT IS REALLY JUST SHARE WITH YOU THE RESPONSES TO THE QUESTIONS THAT WERE POSED LAST WEEK, AND THEN ALSO JUST GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON THE PROCESS TO LET YOU KNOW WHAT MODIFICATIONS WE MADE TO THE PROCESS, AND REALLY JUST SO THAT YOU CAN BE INFORMED OF WHERE WE ARE AS RELATES TO THE FOODSERVICE MANAGEMENT COMPANY SELECTION.

SO WE HAVE MR. FISHER WHO WILL LEAD US THROUGH A BRIEF PRESENTATION ON FOODSERVICE MANAGEMENT COMPANY, THE PROCUREMENT PROCESS. MR. FISHER.

>>THANK YOU, SIR. GOOD EVENING, MADAM BOARD PRESIDENT, DISTINGUISHED MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, MR. SUPERINTENDENT. TONIGHT WE BRING TO YOU AN UPDATE OF THE FOODSERVICE RFP PROCESS.

AS DR. MCFARLAND ALLUDED TO, WE ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE BRING BACK CLARIFICATION ON SEVERAL ITEMS THAT WERE ADDRESSED BY THE BOARD AT THE MARCH 26TH BOARD MEETING.

BUT BEFORE WE ADDRESS THOSE ITEMS, I WOULD JUST LIKE TO TAKE A BRIEF MOMENT TO PROVIDE AN OVERVIEW OF THE FOODSERVICE RFP GROUND RULES.

AS YOU'LL SEE IN A MOMENT, THIS IS REALLY A HIGHLY REGULATED PROCESS.

THE TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE ALSO REFERRED TO AS TDA, PROVIDES ADMINISTRATIVE OVERSIGHT FOR THE FOODSERVICE PROGRAM FOR ALL DISTRICTS THAT PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM AND THE SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAM AND RECEIVE FEDERAL REIMBURSEMENTS FOR THE FOODSERVICE MEALS SOLD.

TDA ACTUALLY CREATES THE TEMPLATE THAT IS USED IN THIS PROCESS, AND REALLY REQUIRES STRICT ADHERENCE TO THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THAT TEMPLATE AND ANY DEVIATION FROM THE TEMPLATE AND THE DIRECTION IS THEREIN CAN REQUIRE THAT THE DISTRICT PAY FOR FOODSERVICE EXPENDITURES WITH A FUNDING SOURCE THAT'S OUTSIDE OF THE FEDERAL FUNDS THAT ARE AVAILABLE THROUGH THE NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM AND THE SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAM.

WHAT THAT REALLY MEANS TO US IS OF THE APPROXIMATELY NINE MILLION, JUST SHORT OF NINE MILLION DOLLARS IN TOTAL REVENUE THAT WE RECEIVED LAST YEAR,

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APPROXIMATELY 80 PERCENT OR $7.2 MILLION CAME FROM FEDERAL REIMBURSEMENTS.

WELL, AND LASTLY, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR PROCESS ENSURES MAXIMUM AND FULL OPEN COMPETITION AND IT DOESN'T CREATE THE PERCEPTION OF AN UNFAIR ADVANTAGE OR DISADVANTAGE FOR ANY PARTICULAR FIRM IS VERY IMPORTANT.

AS SUCH, WE JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE REFRAIN FROM ANY COMMENTS ABOUT ANY OF THE RESPONDENTS TO OUR RFP, AND WE WILL ALSO MAKE SURE THAT WE ASK THE SAME QUESTIONS OF EACH OF THE RESPONDENTS.

ANTHONY, YOU HAD GONE TO THE URL HERE?

>> YES, SIR.

>> WELL, WOULD YOU GO BACK TO THAT?

>> THERE YOU ARE, SIR.

>> SO I MADE SOME STATEMENTS ABOUT THIS BEING A HIGHLY REGULATED PROCESS.

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE WAS ABLE TO SEE.

AT THE TOP OF THE PAGE, YOU'LL SEE THIS IS THE SQUARE MEALS WEBSITE, WHICH OFFERS OFFICIAL GUIDANCE FOR THE TDA NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH PROGRAM FOR ALL SCHOOLS IN THE STATE OF TEXAS THAT RECEIVED THE FEDERAL REIMBURSEMENT.

WHAT I WANTED EVERYBODY TO TAKE A LOOK AT AND JUST DIRECT YOUR ATTENTION TO IS THE TEMPLATES THAT I REFERRED TO UP ABOVE, RIGHT UNDER THE FOODSERVICE MANAGEMENT COMPANY.

YES. TITLE RIGHT THERE.

SO THOSE ARE TEMPLATES. I DON'T WANT YOU TO CLICK ON IT, ANTHONY, BECAUSE IT WILL TAKE US TO A BUNCH OF DIFFERENT DOCUMENTS.

BUT THOSE ARE THE TEMPLATES THAT ARE ACTUALLY USED TO FACILITATE THIS PROCESS.

AGAIN, VERY HIGHLY REGULATED, AND RIGHT HERE WHERE IT SAYS THE IMPORTANT, I JUST WANTED TO MAKE THAT ITEM EVERYBODY AWARE OF THIS AS WELL, MODIFICATION OF THE POSTED CONTRACT DOCUMENTATION AND TEMPLATES IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED.

THE NEXT SENTENCE ALSO REALLY SPEAKS TO A NON-APPROVED CONTRACT MAY RESULT IN THE SFA BEING REQUIRED TO PAY ITS FOODSERVICE MANAGEMENT COMPANY USING FUNDS OTHER THAN SCHOOL NUTRITION FUNDS.

SO WITH REGARD TO THE INQUIRIES THAT WERE ACTUALLY MADE BY THE BOARD AND BROUGHT FORTH AT THE MARCH 26TH MEETING, DR. MCFARLAND ASKED US TO REALLY JUST COMPLETE OUR DUE DILIGENCE AND SEEK DEFINITIVE INFORMATION FROM THE APPROPRIATE SOURCES.

THERE WERE PRIMARILY THREE TAKEAWAYS FROM THAT MARCH 26TH BOARD MEETING.

WE WERE CHARGED WITH CONFIRMING WHETHER OR NOT TDA WOULD ALLOW A ONE-YEAR EXTENSION OF THE CURRENT CONTRACT.

WE WERE ALSO CHARGED WITH CONFIRMING WHETHER OR NOT TDA WOULD EXTEND THE DEADLINE FOR THE SUBMISSION OF THE NEW NEGOTIATED CONTRACT, WHICH IS APRIL 30TH.

THEN LASTLY, WE WANTED TO JUST MAKE SURE AND CONFIRM WHETHER OR NOT TDA ACTUALLY PERMITS DISTRICT STUDENTS AND PARENTS TO SERVE ON THE EVALUATION COMMITTEE.

SO WE OBTAINED DEFINITIVE ANSWERS TO ALL OF THOSE QUESTIONS, AND WHERE POSSIBLE, AS YOU'VE NOTICED, WE'VE KIND OF EMBEDDED THE SOURCE OF THOSE CLARIFYING REMARKS ARE CLARIFYING INFORMATION IN THE PRESENTATION.

SO THIS IS AN UPDATE THAT WAS RECEIVED ON MARCH THE 26TH, AND VERY CONSPICUOUS IN ITS ABSENCE IS ANY REFERENCE TO AN EXTENSION OF THE ONE YEAR CONTRACT, AND/OR THE EXTENSION OF THE DEADLINE.

SO THAT DID NOT HAPPEN. NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE.

SO HERE, WE JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYONE WAS ABLE TO SEE THE GUIDANCE THAT WAS PROVIDED IN THE RFP TEMPLATE WITH REGARD TO STUDENTS AND PARENTS SERVING ON THE EVALUATION COMMITTEE.

SO YOU'LL SEE IN THE HIGHLIGHTED SECTION WHERE IT EXPLICITLY STATES THAT COMMITTEE MEMBERS MUST CONSIST OF SFA EMPLOYEES THAT ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE REGULATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS OF THE SCHOOL NUTRITION PROGRAM.

SO WE EVEN WENT FORWARD, WE TOOK IT ANOTHER STEP AND WE CONTACTED TDA DIRECTLY TO SPEAK TO WHETHER OR NOT STUDENTS AND/OR PARENTS COULD ACTUALLY SERVE ON THE EVALUATION COMMITTEE, AND WE WERE ADVISED THAT THE LEGAL TEAM OF TDA WOULD NOT ALLOW THAT.

OKAY. ALL RIGHT, NEXT SLIDE.

SO OUR EVALUATION COMMITTEE AT THIS POINT CONSISTS OF OUR FACILITATOR, WHICH IS OUR DIRECTOR OF PURCHASING, OUR CAMPUS PRINCIPALS, AND SEVERAL MEMBERS OF OUR CISD ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM.

I THINK WE'VE GOT THE, I THINK ITS 18 OR 19 PEOPLE ALTOGETHER ON THE EVALUATION COMMITTEE.

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NEXT SLIDE, PLEASE. SO WE'VE ALSO INCLUDED IN THIS PRESENTATION THE ACTUAL EVALUATION CRITERIA AS ESTABLISHED BY THE TDA TEMPLATE.

THIS CRITERIA AGAIN WAS ESTABLISHED BY TDA AND THE WEIGHTING OF EACH CRITERIA WAS ACTUALLY DETERMINED BY OUR CISD STAFF AND WAS APPROVED BY THE TDA IN THE REQUIRED TEMPLATE SUBMISSION.

LASTLY, IF ANY OF YOU MOVE TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

LASTLY, WE PRESENTED THE SELECTION PROCESS TIMELINE.

WE REALLY ATTEMPTED HERE TO IDENTIFY ALL OF THE NORMAL PROTOCOL ITEMS THAT WOULD BE CONDUCTED IN THIS PROCESS.

WE'VE HIGHLIGHTED THOSE ITEMS THOUGH THAT THEY REALLY POSE A SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGE TO US, AS A RESULT OF THE COVID-19 CRISIS.

NORMALLY WE WOULD DO SITE VISITS, NORMALLY WE WOULD HAVE AN EXTENDED, IF YOU WILL, MEAL PRESENTATION.

BUT SPECIFICALLY WITH REGARD TO ENSURING THAT OUR STUDENTS AND PARENTS REALLY HAVE A VOICE IN THIS PROCESS, WE REALLY, YOU KNOW, WE PREPARED, WE REALLY TOOK TO HEART THE COMMENTS THAT WERE MENTIONED AT THE MARCH 26TH BOARD MEETING, AND WE PREPARED A SURVEY FOR OUR STUDENTS, PARENTS, AND STAFF, AND THAT'S FOR ALL CISD STUDENTS, PARENTS, AND STAFF AND THAT CERTAINLY IS CURRENTLY ACTIVE.

WE'VE ALSO, I'M REALLY PROUD TO SAY THAT ALL OF THE RESPONDENTS TO OUR BID HAVE AGREED TO PROVIDE SAMPLE MEALS THAT WILL BE DISTRIBUTED ON TOMORROW TO SEVERAL MEMBERS OF THE SUPERINTENDENT STUDENT ROUND-TABLE COMMITTEE.

THEN LASTLY, MR. KIRSCHNER HAS DESIGNED A QUICK ELECTRONIC ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENT FOR THOSE STUDENTS THAT PARTICIPATE IN THE TASTE TEST, IF YOU WILL, TO COMPLETE AFTER SAMPLING THE MEALS.

WE WILL INCORPORATE ALL OF THE STUDENT-PARENT FEEDBACK OBTAINED BY BOTH SURVEYS INTO OUR INTERVIEW QUESTIONS OF EACH PROSPECTIVE BIDDER.

WE EXPECT TO BRING THIS ITEM BACK TO THE BOARD, IF YOU'D GO BACK, ANTHONY, TILL THE SELECTION PROCESS TIMELINE. THANK YOU, SIR.

WE ACTUALLY CONDUCTED SOME TRAINING FOR OUR EVALUATION TEAM.

TODAY MS. POWERS SENT OUT THE INTERVIEW QUESTIONS TO THE FOODSERVICE MANAGEMENT COMPANY AND WE'LL CONDUCT INTERVIEWS ON THE 13TH AND 14TH, WHICH IS MONDAY AND TUESDAY OF NEXT WEEK.

THE COMMITTEE WILL RECONVENE ON OR ABOUT THE 15TH OF APRIL FOR FINAL RECOMMENDATIONS.

WE'LL MAKE A RECOMMENDATION TO THE SUPERINTENDENT ON APRIL 20TH, AND THEN OUR PLAN IS TO PRESENT A RECOMMENDATION TO THE BOARD ON APRIL 23RD AND SUBSEQUENTLY SUBMIT A CONTRACT RECOMMENDATION TO TDA BEFORE THE DEADLINE OF APRIL 30TH.

THIS CONCLUDES MY PRESENTATION.

I WILL ENTERTAIN ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE.

>> THANK YOU. ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? I THINK YOU ANSWERED SOME OF THE QUESTIONS WE HAD, SO THANK YOU FOR THE ADDITIONAL RESEARCH.

>> THANK YOU, MA'AM.

>> OKAY. WE WILL MOVE NOW TO AGENDA ITEM 5.5, WHICH IS ALSO A FUTURE ACTION ITEM, REGIONAL DAY SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR THE DEAF SHARED SERVICES AGREEMENT. DR. MCFARLAND.

>> MADAM PRESIDENT, BOARD MEMBERS, AS YOU ALL ARE AWARE, WE HAVE A REGIONAL DAY SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR THE DEAF AND A SHARED AGREEMENT IS CONSIDERED EVERY YEAR.

SO THIS IS JUST A FUTURE ACTION AND ITEM.

AGAIN, MS. BATISTE WILL PROVIDE THE DETAILS WITH THE REGIONAL DAY SCHOOL PROGRAM CONTRACT. MS. BATISTE.

>> GOOD EVENING BOARD PRESIDENT DAVIS, DR. MCFARLAND, AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

I'M HERE THIS EVENING TO DISCUSS OUR FUTURE ACTION ITEM, REGIONAL DAY SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR THE DEAF SHARED SERVICES CONTRACT AGREEMENT.

THIS IS GOAL NUMBER 1: THRIVING STUDENTS.

THERE ARE THREE BASIC SYSTEMS IN PLACE TO PROVIDE PUBLIC DEAF EDUCATION SERVICES IN THE STATE OF TEXAS.

A STUDENT MAY RECEIVE FROM ONE OR MORE OF THESE SYSTEMS. THE LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCY, WHICH IS A LOCAL SCHOOL DISTRICT, THE REGIONAL DAY SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR THE DEAF OR THE TEXAS SCHOOL FOR THE DEAF.

AS YOU ALL ARE AWARE AT CROWLEY ISD, WE HOST A REGIONAL DAY SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR THE DEAF FOR THE SURROUNDING AREA DISTRICTS AND OUR CROWLEY ISD STUDENTS.

THESE PROGRAMS WERE DEVELOPED TO HELP MAXIMIZE

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RESOURCES AND STAFF AND TO BETTER SERVE STUDENTS THROUGHOUT THE STATE.

EACH REGIONAL DAY SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR THE DEAF IS UNIQUE AND MAY OFFER VARIOUS SERVICES DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS THEY SERVE, AS WELL AS OTHER FACTORS.

WE CURRENTLY AND WE'RE PROUD TO CONTINUE OUR SHARED SERVICE AGREEMENT WITH THE FOLLOWING DISTRICTS.

WE HAVE NOT HAD ANY ADDITIONS NOR HAVE WE HAD ANYONE MOVE AWAY FROM OUR REGIONAL DAY SCHOOL PROGRAM FOR THE DEAF.

SO THOSE DISTRICTS ARE LISTED AND THAT'S ALVARADO, BURLESON, CLEBURNE, EVERMAN, JOSHUA, AND THEN THE JOHNSON COUNTY SHARED SERVICES ARRANGEMENT BETWEEN GODLEY, GRANDVIEW, KEENE, AND RIO VISTA.

THE ARRANGEMENT IS LEGALLY BOUND UNDER AN ANNUAL SHARED SERVICE AGREEMENT OR CONTRACT.

THE AGREEMENT/CONTRACT IS ISSUED TO THE PARTICIPATING SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN MAY UPON APPROVAL FROM THE CROWLEY ISD SUPERINTENDENT AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

I'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU HAVE AT THIS TIME.

>> THANK YOU. ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS?

>> THIS IS LYNDSAE BENTON, I HAVE A COMMENT.

I ALWAYS APPRECIATE HEARING THIS PRESENTATION AND THE OPPORTUNITY TO RENEW THESE SERVICES THAT WE PROVIDE TO STUDENTS.

BUT I ALSO ALWAYS FEEL LIKE IT'S IMPORTANT TO SAY WHEN WE REVIEW THIS HOW MUCH OUR STUDENTS, STAFF, AND OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY BENEFIT FROM HAVING OUR DEAF AND HARD-OF-HEARING STUDENTS HERE IN CROWLEY ISD AND STUDENTS FROM OUR NEIGHBORING AND PARTNERING DISTRICTS.

SO I APPRECIATE THIS PROGRAM SO MUCH AND THANK YOU FOR PRESENTING THIS TONIGHT.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH, MS. BENTON.

>> THANK YOU. OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? THIS IS A FUTURE ACTION ITEM, SO WE'LL SEE IT AGAIN NEXT MONTH, RIGHT?

>> YES.

>> YES, MA'AM.

> OKAY. WE'LL MOVE NOW TO AGENDA ITEM 5.6, FUTURE ACTION ITEM, PROCLAMATION 2020 INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS ADOPTION. DR. MCFARLAND.

>> MADAM PRESIDENT, BOARD MEMBERS, AS YOU ALL KNOW, WE ARE UP ON THE TIME FOR ADOPTION OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, ADOPTION OF TEXTBOOKS AND OTHER ITEMS. SO WE HAVE MR. KEITH PREPARED TO PRESENT THIS ITEM. MR. KEITH.

>> THANK YOU, DR. MCFARLAND.

GOOD EVENING AGAIN PRESIDENT DAVIS AND BOARD MEMBERS.

I'D LIKE TO GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON OUR HIGH SCHOOL ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS TEXTBOOK ADOPTION, WHICH IS ALSO KNOWN AS PROCLAMATION 2020, AND THIS SUPPORTS GOAL 1: THRIVING STUDENTS.

SO PROCLAMATION 2020 IS THE CALL FROM THE STATE FOR INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS IN OVER 40 COURSES THAT YOU CAN SEE THERE ON THE SLIDE.

THE PRIMARY FOCUS OF PROCLAMATION 2020 IS THE SELECTION OF INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR ENGLISH 1 THROUGH 4 AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL. NEXT SLIDE.

IN ORDER TO HEAR FROM ALL STAKEHOLDERS IN THE TEXTBOOK ADOPTION PROCESS, WE'VE TAKEN AN INCLUSIVE AND COLLABORATIVE APPROACH TO MAKE SURE EVERY VOICE IS HEARD.

OUR SECONDARY ELAR COORDINATOR, SHARON GRAVES, HAS DONE A PHENOMENAL JOB LEADING THIS PROCESS.

I'D JUST LIKE TO BRIEFLY TAKE YOU THROUGH OUR ADOPTION TIMELINE.

WE STARTED IN SEPTEMBER BY DISTRIBUTING AGREEMENTS TO ALL PUBLISHERS TO ONLY DEAL WITH CENTRAL OFFICE PERSONNEL AND NOT TO CONTACT CAMPUSES DIRECTLY.

NEXT, IN NOVEMBER, THE COORDINATORS ATTENDED TEXTBOOK FARES TO SEE THE STATE ADOPTED MATERIALS BEING OFFERED BY PUBLISHERS.

IN JANUARY, THE DISTRICT LITERACY COMMITTEE MET TO REVIEW PUBLISHED MATERIALS, THEN SAMPLES OF THE TOP TWO MATERIALS WERE DELIVERED TO CAMPUSES.

WE HAD THOSE TOP TWO PUBLISHERS NARROW DOWN IN FEBRUARY AND THAT ALSO INCLUDED A PUBLIC DISPLAY OF MATERIALS AT THE ADMINISTRATION BUILDING WERE THE TOP TWO PUBLISHERS WERE ON DISPLAY FOR A WEEK, FOR ALL STAKEHOLDERS.

THEN WE HAVE FINISHED UP OUR FINAL CAMPUS VOTE, AND WE'RE MOVING INTO THE BOARD ACTION. GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE.

OUR FINAL PUBLISHERS FOR ENGLISH 1 THROUGH 4 HAVE BEEN NARROWED DOWN TO PEARSON AND HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT.

WE ARE FINALIZING QUOTES AND WE'LL BE REVIEWING CAMPUS VOTING TO MAKE A FINAL DECISION.

AT OUR NEXT BOARD MEETING, WE WILL PRESENT THE TOP PUBLISHER TO THE BOARD FOR APPROVAL AND VERIFY THAT THE RESOURCES WE ARE ADOPTING COVER 100 PERCENT OF THE TEKS FOR THE AREAS REQUIRED BY PROCLAMATION 2020.

IN THE OTHER COURSES INCLUDED IN PROCLAMATION 2020 THAT HAVE STATE-ADOPTED MATERIALS, WE WILL BE RECOMMENDING THE ADOPTION OF THOSE PUBLISHERS AS WELL AS ANY OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCE THAT MAY BECOME AVAILABLE.

ONCE THE MATERIALS ARE ADOPTED, WE'LL FINALIZE A PURCHASING TIMELINE AND

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BEGIN WORK ON AN OVERHAUL OF OUR ENGLISH 1 THROUGH 4 CURRICULUM GUIDES TO INCORPORATE THE NEW TEXTBOOKS AS WELL AS THE NEW STATE STANDARDS FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL.

WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THIS PROCESS AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO BRINGING A LINE OF HIGH-QUALITY RESOURCES INTO CLASSROOMS FOR OUR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS.

I'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE AT THIS TIME.

>> THANK YOU. ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? IS THERE A QUESTION COMING? NO. WE'LL SEE THIS ITEM AGAIN NEXT MONTH.

>> MADAM PRESIDENT?

>> YES?

>> I DO HAVE TWO ADDITIONAL ITEMS THAT I DIDN'T GET A CHANCE TO PUT ON THE AGENDA BUT ONE IS A RESPONSE TO A QUESTION, AND THEN THE SECOND ITEM IS I'D LIKE TO PROVIDE AN OPPORTUNITY FOR A COUPLE OF OUR NEW PRINCIPALS.

NORMALLY, WE WOULD HAVE OUR NEW PRINCIPALS TO SHARE AND JUST ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR APPOINTMENTS, BECAUSE I'D LIKE TO DO BOTH OF THOSE AT THIS TIME IF YOU WOULD ALLOW.

>> OKAY.

>> ALL RIGHT. SO THE FIRST THING I'D LIKE TO DO IS ADDRESS A QUESTION THAT WAS SUBMITTED.

THERE WAS A QUESTION CONCERNING HOW ARE WE MEETING THE NEEDS OF STUDENTS THAT ARE IDENTIFIED AS 504? SO I'LL ASK MS. DIGGLES TO JUST SHARE BRIEFLY HOW WE ARE SERVING THE NEEDS OF THOSE STUDENTS WHO HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED AS 504. MS. DIGGLES.

>> GOOD EVENING PRESIDENT DAVIS, DR. MCFARLAND, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

UPON NOTIFICATION THAT WE WOULD BE WORKING VIRTUALLY, ALL 504 COORDINATORS ON THE CAMPUS WERE NOTIFIED THAT THEY SHOULD CONTINUE TO HOLD 504 MEETINGS AND TO HONOR THE PLANS THAT HAD BEEN CREATED.

THE STAFF WAS INSTRUCTED TO CONTINUE CHILD FIND EFFORTS AND TO DOCUMENT USING ESTAR.

STUDENTS WITH DYSLEXIA ARE CURRENTLY BEING SERVED USING LEXIA, AND ALL 504 STUDENTS HAVE BEEN GIVEN ACCESS TO LEARNING ALLY, WHICH PROVIDES AUDITORY SUPPORT TO STUDENTS IN NEED OF BOOKS ON TAPE.

ALL ACCOMMODATIONS ARE BEING HONORED IN THE VIRTUAL SETTING AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE AND PARENTS ARE BEING ENGAGED VIA E-MAIL AND ZOOM.

THANK YOU AND I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK.

ANY QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME?

>> THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR THAT INFORMATION.

I AM SURE SOME PARENTS WILL BE GLAD TO KNOW THAT THOSE ARE STILL BEING DONE.

ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? THANK YOU.

>> PRESIDENT DAVIS?

>> YES.

>> THIS IS GARY GRASSIA.

>> YES, SIR.

>> IS THAT FOR ALL 504 STUDENTS?

>> ALL 504 STUDENTS DO HAVE ACCESS TO LEARNING ALLY, AND THE ACCOMMODATIONS ARE STILL ACCESSIBLE, EXTENDED TIME, AND ANYTHING THAT WE CAN OFFER, OF COURSE, IN THE VIRTUAL SETTING IS AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS, YES.

>> WHERE WOULD THAT BE LOCATED?

>> LEARNING ALLY IS AN ONLINE OPPORTUNITY.

LEXIA HAS ALSO OFFERED ITS SERVICES TO THE ENTIRE DISTRICT.

AT THIS TIME, IT'S BEING USED WITH THE DYSLEXIA STUDENTS, BUT WE ARE PREPARED TO OFFER IT TO ALL STUDENTS IF THEY WOULD LIKE TO UTILIZE THAT TOOL.

THESE ARE BOTH ONLINE TOOLS.

>> IS THAT COMMUNICATED TO THE PARENTS? ARE THE PARENTS AWARE OF THAT BEING AVAILABLE FOR THE STUDENTS?

>> WE HAVE COMMUNICATED THAT LEXIA IS AVAILABLE. YES, MA'AM.

>> OKAY.

>> I'VE BEEN TOLD BY THE TEACHERS AND STAFF, AND THEY PUSHED OUT EVERYTHING.

BUT I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S DONE ON A DISTRICT LEVEL.

>> OKAY.

>> ALSO, MS. CAN WE CHECK OR VERIFY TO MAKE SURE THAT IT'S AVAILABLE FROM OUR DISTRICT WEBSITE? THEN IF NOT, THEN MAYBE SOMETHING THAT WE CAN ACTUALLY SEND OUT AGAIN BECAUSE SOME PARENTS MAY NOT HAVE RECEIVED THAT.

SO IF THAT'S THE CASE, WE CAN JUST UPDATE OUR WEBSITE IF IT'S NOT ON OUR WEBSITE, BUT ALSO JUST GET VERY EXPLICIT ON HOW PARENTS AND KIDS CAN ACCESS THOSE RESOURCES.

>> YES, SIR.

>> I APPRECIATE THAT DR. MCFARLAND.

>> ALL RIGHT.

>> ARE THERE ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? THANK YOU FOR THAT INFORMATION.

DO YOU HAVE ANOTHER ITEM, DR. MCFARLAND?

>> YES, MA'AM. SO AS YOU ALL KNOW, WE HAVE APPOINTED SEVERAL NEW PRINCIPALS.

WE HAVE A NEW PRINCIPAL AT CROWLEY NINTH,

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WHICH IS MS. KENNARD.

I BELIEVE SHE'S ON THE LINE LIKELY AT THIS TIME.

FIRST OF ALL, I THANK THE BOARD FOR SUPPORTING OUR RECOMMENDATION OF MS. KENNARD AS PRINCIPAL AT CROWLEY NINTH.

MS. KENNARD, IF YOU'LL PLEASE AT THIS TIME YOU ARE ABLE TO SHARE, OR MADAM PRESIDENT WHAT I LIKE IS FOR YOU TO ACKNOWLEDGE HER AND THEN ALLOW HER TO SHARE A COMMENT TO THE BOARD.

>> WE APPROVED THE RECOMMENDATION TO HIRE MS. KENNARD AS THE PRINCIPAL AT CROWLEY NINTH GRADE.

I GUESS MS. KENNARD IS ON THE PHONE NOW.

DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE? WE'RE VERY PROUD, AND CONGRATULATIONS.

>> THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT.

GOOD AFTERNOON, DR. MCFARLAND, PRESIDENT DAVIS, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, AND THE ISD FAMILY.

FOR THE LAST SIX YEARS, I'VE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE ALONG SOME OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE AND CARING GROUP OF EDUCATORS IN MY ROLE AS ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT CROWLEY NINTH GRADE, AND I'M GRATEFUL, HUMBLED, AND BEYOND EXCITED TO BE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE AS PRINCIPAL.

FORMER PRINCIPAL DR. WHITE LAID THE FOUNDATION FOR EXCELLENCE AND I WANT YOU ALL TO KNOW THAT I'M READY TO GRAB THE BATON, CONTINUE THAT PATH TO EXCELLENCE, AND TAKE CROWLEY NINTH GRADE TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

AGAIN, I TRULY APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH.

WOULD ANY OTHER BOARD MEMBERS HAVE A COMMENT?

>> THIS IS DR. MAYFIELD.

I'D JUST WANT TO SAY AS I SAID IN OUR EXECUTIVE SESSION LAST MONTH, I'M VERY PROUD OF MS. KENNARD.

I KNOW SHE WILL DO WELL IN HER ROLE.

I THANK MR. WHITE FOR HIS SERVICE AS WELL AND AS HE MOVES ON AND TRANSITIONS TO ANOTHER ROLE, BUT WE ARE LOOKING FOR GREAT THINGS TO HAPPEN AND I'M VERY PROUD. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. OTHER COMMENTS? THANK YOU, MS. KENNARD, AND CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN.

>> THANK YOU.

>> DR. MCFARLAND?

>> ALSO, MADAM PRESIDENT, AS YOU KNOW, MS. KENNARD HAS TAKEN OVER CROWLEY NINTH BECAUSE WE HAVE APPOINTED DR.

WHITE AS PRINCIPAL OF ALLIE MIDDLE SCHOOL.

SO DR. WHITE IS AVAILABLE HERE TO SHARE A COMMENT IF YOU CHOOSE, MADAM PRESIDENT.

>> OKAY. DR. WHITE?

>> YES, GOOD EVENING, MS. DAVIS, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, AND DR. MCFARLAND.

I APPRECIATE YOU ALL GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK JUST BRIEFLY.

I'M ALSO EXCITED FOR MS. KENNARD.

SHE IS GOING TO BE FANTASTIC THERE AT CH9, BUT I'M ALSO EXTREMELY HUMBLED, EXCITED, HONORED TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE AT THE NEW RICHARD ALLIE MIDDLE SCHOOL.

IN FACT, WE JUST HAD OUR FIRST FULL ZOOM STAFF MEETING THIS PAST WEEK, AND I CAN'T TELL YOU HOW EXCITED THE TEACHERS ARE THAT I'VE ALREADY MET WITH AS WE'VE LAID OUT THE VISION.

THE EXCITEMENT IS UNBELIEVABLE.

WE CAN'T WAIT TO START CONNECTING WITH KIDS AS SOON AS WE POSSIBLY CAN AT THIS SCHOOL AND HOSTING THINGS OVER THE SUMMER THAT CAN GET KIDS CONNECTED TO THIS BRAND NEW SCHOOL, BUT WE ARE SO EXCITED AS A STAFF AT ALLIE MIDDLE SCHOOL TO BRING EXCELLENCE TO CROWLEY ISD.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE OPPORTUNITY.

>> THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU AS WELL. DR. MCFARLAND?

>> ALL RIGHT. THEN, ALSO, WE HAVE A NEW PRINCIPAL AT MARY HARRIS.

AS YOU KNOW, DR. WILLIAMS WAS ELEVATED TO SCHOOL TRANSFORMATION OFFICER AND SO HIS REPLACEMENT IS MS. HAILEY VERON, AND SO WE'RE DEFINITELY EXCITED ABOUT HAVING HER AT MARY HARRIS, AND SO I KNOW SHE'S HERE TONIGHT AND PREPARED TO SHARE AS WELL, MS. DAVIS.

>> AGAIN, AT THE MEETING LAST MONTH, WE APPROVED THE RECOMMENDATION FOR MS. VERON TO BE THE PRINCIPAL AT MARY HARRIS.

SO MS. VERON, WE'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU.

>> GOOD EVENING, MADAM PRESIDENT, BOARD MEMBERS, AND DR. MCFARLAND.

I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SERVE AS THE PRINCIPAL AT MARY HARRIS.

I'M TRULY HONORED TO BE GIVEN THIS OPPORTUNITY AND I LOOK FORWARD TO IMMERSING MYSELF COMPLETELY IN THE SCHOOL AND THE COMMUNITY ALONG WITH THE TEACHERS AND THE STAFF.

I WILL WORK HARD TO CONTINUE THE SUCCESS THAT WAS ESTABLISHED

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AND CONTINUING THAT WITH THE LEADERSHIP BY DR. WILLIAM IN THE PREVIOUS THREE YEARS, WHERE I'VE BEEN THERE WITH HIM AS THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL.

THE GOAL IS TO CONTINUE TO BUILD A STRONG RELATIONSHIP WITH THE PARENTS, WITH STUDENTS, AND THE COMMUNITY PARTNERS.

I HAVE PREVIOUSLY SERVED AT CROWLEY ISD FOR 15 YEARS AND I'M VERY EXCITED TO LEAD THE MARY HARRIS HUSKY PACK.

>> THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU.

ARE THERE ANY BOARD MEMBERS WHO WOULD LIKE TO HAVE A COMMENT? I DIDN'T ASK WITH DR. WHITE, IS THERE ANY BOARD MEMBERS THAT WANTED TO MAKE A COMMENT THERE?

>> I JUST WANT TO SAY CONGRATULATIONS TO BOTH MS. VERON AND DR. WHITE.

I JUST WANT TO SAY TOO WITH DR. WHITE, YOU NEVER KNOW WHO'S WATCHING OR WHO'S LOOKING AT YOU.

I ACTUALLY SAW HIM WHEN HE WAS GOING TO THE TECHNOLOGY BUILDING LAST WEEK, AND I ALWAYS THOUGHT HE WAS SUCH A COOL DRESSER AND HE WAS ALWAYS SO SHARP AND EVERYTHING, AND EVEN IN HIS REGULAR CLOTHES.

HE DIDN'T SEE ME AT ALL.

I JUST LIKE, "HE'S SO SHARP, HE'S SO COOL." BUT I WANTED TO SAY CONGRATULATIONS TO HIM.

I KNOW THAT THE STUDENTS, THE FACULTY, THE TEACHERS, AND THE PARENTS WILL JUST ADORE HIM.

SO WE'RE JUST VERY PROUD OF THESE NEW PRINCIPAL LEADERS AT OUR SCHOOLS. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. AGAIN, CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL.

DR. MCFARLAND, DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE?

>> WELL, JUST BRIEFLY, I JUST WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE FACT THAT THESE ARE OUR LEADERS WITHIN OUR DISTRICT AND I AM REALLY THANKFUL FOR THE LEISURE DEPARTMENT AND THE CURRICULUM INSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT AND OTHERS WHO HAVE WORKED TO DEVELOP THE LEADERS THAT ARE CURRENTLY WITHIN OUR DISTRICT LEADER.

BASICALLY, WE BELIEVE THREE OUTSTANDING LEADERS AND TWO OF THE LEADERS WERE LEADERS THAT WERE DEVELOPED THROUGH CROWLEY ISD.

I JUST THINK IT'S SO IMPORTANT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT SUSTAINABLE SUCCESS THAT WE ARE DEVELOPING LEADERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT.

SO I'M VERY PROUD TO MAKE THESE APPOINTMENTS.

I CAN TELL YOU WE LOOKED ALL OVER TO FIND THE BEST AND WE REALIZED THAT WE HAD THE BEST RIGHT HERE.

SO WE'RE DEFINITELY PROUD OF THEM.

ALSO, AGAIN, WE'RE PROUD THAT DR. WILLIAMS IS BEING PROMOTED AS WELL AND WILL BRING HIS LEADERSHIP TO THE CENTRAL OFFICE TEAM AND MAKE US STRONGER.

SO WE JUST DEFINITELY EXCITED ABOUT THE LEADERSHIP TEAM THAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE AND THE ONE THAT WE'RE BUILDING AS WELL.

SO THANK YOU, OUR BOARD, FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN THESE RECOMMENDATIONS.

>> VERY GOOD. AT THIS TIME, THE BOARD WILL ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSIONS PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE 551.071, PRIVATE CONSULTATION WITH THE BOARD'S ATTORNEY.

OTHER PARTICIPANTS MAY REMAIN ON THIS PHONE LINE AND THE BOARD WILL RETURN TO THIS PHONE LINE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE SESSION.

WE ARE ADJOURNING TO EXECUTIVE SESSION AT 7:13 PM.

>> ALSO, I'D JUST LIKE TO SHARE MADAM PRESIDENT THAT THERE WILL BE NO ACTION COMING OUT OF EXECUTIVE SESSIONS, SO FOR OTHERS WHO ARE ON THE CALL, IF YOU CHOOSE TO WAIT, FEEL FREE TO DO THAT, BUT WE DON'T PLAN ON TAKING ANY ACTION AFTER EXECUTIVE SESSION.

SO I JUST WANT TO LET THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ON THE CALL TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE FREE TO GO.

HOWEVER, YOU MAY REMAIN, AND WE WILL BE COMING OUT OF THE EXECUTIVE SESSION AND AFTER THAT, THERE WILL BE NO MORE ACTION.

>> OKAY. THANK YOU.

>> ALL RIGHT.

>> SO WE ARE BACK IN OPEN SESSION AT 8:08 PM, AND WITH NO OTHER BUSINESS TO BRING BEFORE THIS BOARD, WE ARE ADJOURNED AT 8:08 PM.



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