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GOOD EVENING, I HEREBY CALL TO ORDER THE JULY 30TH, 20 20 REGULAR BOARD MEETING BY VIDEO

[1.0 Call to Order]

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CONFERENCE OF THE CROWLEY ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND CERTIFY THAT WE ARE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE PROVISIONS OF SECTION FIVE FIVE ONE POINT ZERO FOUR ONE AND FIVE FIVE ONE POINT ZERO FOUR FIVE OF TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE.

PURSUANT TO PUBLIC NOTICE OF THIS MEETING AND AS ALLOWED BY THE TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL'S ISSUANCE OF TEMPORARY SUSPENSIONS TO CERTAIN OPEN MEETING LAWS DUE TO THE COVID-19 EPIDEMIC AND CLOSURES, I REQUEST THE OFFICIAL ROLL CALL, PLEASE.

MR. KIRCHNER. YES.

GOOD EVENING. TRUSTEE PLACE ONE.

NEDRA ROBINSON. PRESENT.

THANK YOU. TRUSTEE PLACE TWO.

DR. LA TONYA WOODSON-MAYFIELD.

PRESENT.

THANK YOU. TRUSTEE PLACE THREE.

MIA HALL.

PRESENT.

TRUSTEE PLACE FOUR.

JUNE W. DAVIS.

PRESENT. THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE PLACE FIVE.

RYAN RAY.

PRESENT. THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE PLACE SIX.

GARY GRASSIA. THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE PLACE SEVEN. LYNDSAE BENTON.

THANK YOU. AND SUPERINTENDENT DR.

MICHAEL MCFARLAND. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU ALL FOR JOINING OUR MEETING BY VIDEO CONFERENCE THIS EVENING, WHICH IS ALSO OPEN FOR THE PUBLIC TO JOIN.

WE HAVE IMPORTANT BUSINESS TO ATTEND TO.

I WOULD ASK THAT YOU BE PATIENT AS WE CONDUCT OUR MEETING IN THIS FORMAT.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOUR DEVICES ARE MUTED.

IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES, PLEASE SEND A TEXT MESSAGE OR EMAIL TO MR. KIRCHNER. TONIGHT, MR. KIRCHNER, TO CONFIRM WE DON'T HAVE ANY PARTICIPANTS FOR OPEN FORUM, THAT IS CORRECT.

ALL RIGHT. WITH THAT SAID, WE WILL PROCEED TO OUR CONSENT AGENDA.

[3.0 Consent Agenda]

ARE THERE ANY ITEMS THAT THE BOARD WOULD LIKE TO ADDRESS? YES, CAN WE PLEASE REMOVE ITEM THREE POINT SIX FOR SEPARATE CONSIDERATION? ITEM THREE POINT SIX, WE'VE REMOVED IT FOR A SEPARATE CONSIDERATION, ARE THERE ANY OTHER ITEMS? ALL RIGHT, IF THERE ARE NO OTHER ITEMS, WE WILL PROCEED WITH OUR CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS. IS THERE A MOTION? I MOVE WE APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED, I'M SORRY, CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ITEM THREE POINT SIX.

THANK YOU, MR. RAY. WE HAVE A MOTION FOR A CONSENT AND APPROVAL MINUS ITEM THREE POINT SIX. IS THERE A SECOND? A SECOND.

I HAVE A SECOND FROM MS. ROBINSON, THANK YOU, MOVE TO VOTE, MR. KIRCHNER. YES, MS. ROBINSON. YES, DR.

WOODSON-MAYFIELD.

YES. THANK YOU, MS. HALL. YES.

THANK YOU, MS. DAVIS.

YES. THANK YOU, MR. RAY. YES.

THANK YOU, MR. GRASSIA.

MR. GRASSIA. IT LOOKS LIKE HE'S FROZEN.

YEAH.

WE'LL COME BACK TO HIM, MS. BENTON. YES, OK, MR. GRASSIA, YOU CAN HEAR US.

THAT IS SIX VOTES IN FAVOR OF THE CONSENT EXCLUDING THREE POINT SIX MS. HALL.

TO MOVE FORWARD, THE MOTION PASSES.

OH, ARE YOU THERE, MR. GRASSIA? OK, WE'RE GOING TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE MOTION PASSES.

WE WILL NOW PROCEED TO ITEM THREE POINT SIX SEPARATELY WITH THE 2020 ONE EDUCATION SERVICE

[3.6 2020-2021 Education Service Center (ESC) Region XI Crowley ISD Renewal Contract Summary and Master Local Interlocal Agreement]

CENTER, REGION 11 CROWLEY ISD RENEWAL CONTRACT SUMMARY AND MASTER LOCAL INTER LOCAL AGREEMENT. IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION CONCERNING THIS ITEM? I DON'T HAVE ANY CONCERNS WITH THE CONTRACT OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

I JUST FEEL LIKE I SHOULD ABSTAIN FROM THE VOTE.

SO THAT'S WHY I WANTED IT CONSIDERED SEPARATELY.

UNDERSTOOD. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR THAT.

IS THERE A MOTION CONCERNING THIS ITEM? OH, SORRY.

WHILE WE HAVE.

I JUST WAS LOOKING AT IT, I WAS JUST WONDERING WHAT I THINK KNOW WHAT'S DMAC SOLUTIONS? SO MR. RAY, DMAC IS ACTUALLY OUR DATA MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE THAT WE USE, IT'S THE SOFTWARE

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THAT WE CAPTURE ALL OF OUR DATA INTERIM TEST DATA AND USE IT TO DISAGGREGATE THE DATA, SHARE WITH CAMPUSES, SHARE WITH TEACHERS SO THAT THEY'LL BE ABLE TO GRAPH, CHART AND IDENTIFY WHERE STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES ARE IN THE CLASSROOM.

OK, AND AND THEN I'M LOOKING I KNOW I THINK WHAT TKE'S RESOURCE SYSTEMS, BUT WHAT'S THE INSTRUCTIONAL SOLUTIONS AND SUPPORT, WHICH IS LIKE THE BIGGEST PIECE OF THIS? IS THAT JUST KIND OF IN PERSON OR LIKE TRAINING AND THINGS? IT'S ACTUALLY A COMBINATION WITH THE MASTER'S LOCAL AGREEMENT, THERE ARE THERE ARE A SERIES OF SERVICES THAT REGION 11 OFFERS.

MOST OF IT IS PD.

SOME OF IT, OF COURSE, WELL, PRETTY MUCH ALL OF IT IS PD OR COACHING, INSTRUCTIONAL COACHING, LEADERSHIP COACHING.

AND IT JUST REALLY A WHOLE WHOLE WIDE ARRAY OF TRAINING AND SUPPORT THAT THEY PROVIDE FOR US. OK, THANK YOU.

SORRY, NEDRA.

I MOVE TO RECOMMEND APPROVAL OF THE 2020 2021 EDUCATION SERVICE CENTER REGION 11 CROWLEY ISD RENEWAL CONTRACT SUMMARY AND MASTER LOCAL INTRA LOCAL AGREEMENT AS PRESENTED.

I'LL SECOND THE MOTION.

THANK YOU, MS. ROBINSON, FOR YOUR MOTION AND MR. RAY FOR YOUR SECOND.

ALL RIGHT. TO VOTE.

YES, MS. ROBINSON.

YES. THANK YOU, DR.

WOODSON-MAYFIELD. YES, THANK YOU, MS. HALL. YES.

THANK YOU, MS. DAVIS.

YES. THANK YOU, MR. RAY. YES.

THANK YOU, MR. GRASSIA. YES.

THANK YOU. AND MS. BENTON ABSTAINING.

YES. OK, MOTION PASSES WITH SIX, FOUR AND ONE ABSTAINED.

ALL RIGHT, THE MOTION PASSES.

WE WILL NOW MOVE TO OUR DISCUSSION ITEMS.

[4.0 Discussion Item (s)]

AGENDA ITEM FOUR POINT ONE, DISCUSSION OF IMPLICATIONS OF TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL, NON-BINDING GUIDANCE ON OPENING OF SCHOOLS.

DR. MCFARLAND.

SO, MADAM PRESIDENT AND BOARD MEMBERS, WE PLACE THIS ITEM ON THE AGENDA JUST FOR DISCUSSION PURPOSES.

I KNOW ALL OF YOU ARE AWARE THAT A DECISION WAS WAS WAS RENDERED.

OUR OPINION WAS GIVEN THIS WEEK THAT IT HAD IMPLICATIONS ON SCHOOL START AND POSSIBLY FUNDING FOR FOR SCHOOL, FOR SCHOOL ATTENDANCE AND ADA.

AND SO WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAD A GOOD UNDERSTANDING THAT YOU ALL HAD A GOOD UNDERSTANDING OF KIND OF WHAT WAS DECIDED.

WHAT I CAN TELL YOU IS THAT IS THAT THE DECISION THAT WE'VE MADE IN THE PAST AND THE PLANS THAT WE HAVE HAD IN PLACE DEFINITELY ARE PLANS THAT WE ALL FEEL STRONG ABOUT.

WE FEEL LIKE THE BASIS AND THE FOUNDATION ON WHICH WE MADE THOSE DECISIONS.

NUMBER ONE WAS STUDENT AND FACULTY SAFETY.

WE FEEL LIKE THE FACT IS THAT THAT THAT REALLY, REALLY LED TO THE DECISION.

THOSE FACTORS HAVEN'T CHANGED.

IN SOME CASES, THEY'VE GOTTEN WORSE.

AND SO WHAT WE KNOW IS THAT THE DECISIONS WE MADE ARE ABSOLUTELY THE RIGHT DECISION.

WHAT WE WANT TO DO TODAY IS JUST HAVE THE ATTORNEY GIVE US AN OPPORTUNITY TO GIVE THE ATTORNEYS AN OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW THE OPINION WITH YOU AND TO SHARE ANY LEGAL IMPLICATIONS FROM THAT OPINION SO THAT WE COULD AT LEAST ALL BE AWARE OF WHAT THE WHAT THE CHALLENGES MAY BE. WE DO FEEL STRONG THAT THAT OUR PLAN OF STARTING VIRTUAL SEPTEMBER 8TH AND FACE TO FACE OCTOBER 5TH IS THE BEST ROUTE, THE BEST WAY FORWARD BASED ON THE CONDITIONS AS THEY ARE TODAY.

SO I JUST WANT TO SHARE THAT WITH YOU.

I ASKED MS. ALEXANDER TO GIVE US JUST A HIGH LEVEL OVERVIEW.

AND SO I BELIEVE THAT MS. ALEXANDER MAY BE ON THE LINE.

MR. KIRCHNER, IF YOU CAN ALLOW MS .

ALEXANDER TO COME FORWARD AND MS. ALEXANDER IF YOU'LL GIVE US A HIGH LEVEL VIEW, THEN, MADAM PRESIDENT, IF YOU ALL HAVE QUESTIONS, IT'LL BE GREAT FOR US TO DO THAT AT THIS TIME.

GOOD EVENING, MADAM PRESIDENT AND FELLOW BOARD MEMBERS AND SUPERINTENDENT MCFARLAND.

I JUST WANTED TO LET YOU GUYS KNOW THAT ESSENTIALLY THIS AG'S OPINION BASICALLY HAS NO BEARING ON HOW THE DISTRICT IS MOVING FORWARD.

INITIALLY, THERE WAS SOME QUESTION ABOUT WHETHER LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES WOULD ALLOW COULD RENDER AN ORDER TO CLOSE SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

AND INITIALLY, THE TASB STATED THAT IF THERE WERE SUCH ORDERS IN EXISTENCE IN A COUNTY, THAT THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS COULD RELY UPON SUCH ORDERS AND CLOSE AND THEY WOULD STILL GET THEIR ADA DOLLARS.

BUT RECENTLY, KEN PAXTON ISSUED A AG'S OPINION, ESSENTIALLY NEGATING THAT REASONING AND BASICALLY SAID THAT IF SCHOOL DISTRICTS DON'T OPEN, THEN, WELL, ACTUALLY, ESSENTIALLY

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THAT THE LEGAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES, THEY DO NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO MAKE SUCH A BLANKET PROPHYLACTIC ORDER PROPHYLACTIC, MEANING THAT IN ORDER TO PREVENT HEALTH TO ENSURE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT, THEY SAID IT WAS ACTUALLY TOO BROAD.

AND SO ESSENTIALLY THAT THAT THE HEALTH AUTHORITIES ONLY ARE ABLE TO ACT WHEN THERE IS A CURRENT CRISIS IN PLACE.

SO TO PRESENT AN ORDER THAT'S BROAD, THAT WOULD BE A BLANKET ORDER SAYING THAT SCHOOLS CANNOT OPEN TO PREVENT DISEASE WAS OUT OF THE SCOPE OF THE LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITIES.

AND BECAUSE OF THAT, THEY SAID THAT ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT DID NOT OPEN OR AT LEAST PROVIDED OF AN OPTION FOR INDIVIDUAL FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO HAVE ON CAMPUS LEARNING THAT THEY WOULD LOSE EIGHTY DOLLARS.

AND SO THE AND SO THE TEA THEN ACCEPTED THIS REASONING AS AND DECIDED TO ALSO ENFORCE IT AS PART OF THEIR GUIDANCE.

AND SO THEY BASICALLY STATED THAT IF A SCHOOL DISTRICT FAILS TO OFFER AN ON CAMPUS OPTION, THAT THEY WOULD LOSE ADA DOLLARS, BUT THEY ARE ALLOWING A TRANSITION PERIOD IN THAT TRANSITION PERIOD WOULD BE FOUR WEEKS.

AND THEY WILL ALLOW THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO OPEN FOUR WEEKS LATE AND THEN THEY CAN ALSO HAVE FOUR WEEKS OF ONLINE TRAINING UNTIL THEY'RE ABLE TO OPEN UP ON CAMPUS.

AND SO THAT MEANS THAT YOU WOULD HAVE TO OFFICIALLY HAVE ADOPTED IN YOUR SCHEDULE THAT WE'VE CHANGED OUR SCHEDULE.

WE HAVE VOTED TO CHANGE OUR SCHEDULE OFFICIALLY AND THEN WE CAN.

FROM FOUR WEEKS FROM THAT OFFICIAL START DATE, WE CAN HAVE ONLINE TRAINING AND THEN IF THERE ARE ANY EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES, IF WE WANT TO EXTEND IT FOR ADDITIONAL FOUR WEEKS, WE COULD. BUT WE ALSO NEEDED TO HAVE SOME SORT OF OPTION FOR OUR MOST AT RISK STUDENTS LIKE, SAY, SPED STUDENTS TO COME ON CAMPUS SO MUCH.

IN A NUTSHELL, IF YOU HAVE ADOPTED A LATER DATE, WHICH I MEAN, WHICH CROWLEY HAS DONE, AND THEY HAVE IT NOW, YOU HAVE EXTENDED YOUR START DATE TO SEPTEMBER 8TH.

YOU ARE NOW ABLE TO OFFER FOUR WEEKS OF ONLINE EDUCATION, WHICH WOULD BE OCTOBER 5TH, WHICH IS WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

THEN YOU CAN START AND YOU WOULD NOT BE AT RISK OF HAVING ANY THREAT TO YOUR ADA DOLLARS.

PLEASE EXCUSE. MY GRANDSON IS IN THE BACKGROUND MAKING A LOT OF NOISE.

PLEASE FORGIVE HIM. BUT IT SO RIGHT NOW YOU GUYS AREN'T AT RISK.

SHOULD YOU START LATER THAN YOU MIGHT HAVE SOME ISSUES THERE.

BUT THAT IS IN A NUTSHELL WHAT THE HOW THIS LETTER HAS AFFECTED SCHOOL DISTRICTS ACROSS THE BOARD. AND THANK GOODNESS THAT CROWLEY HAS BEEN EXTREMELY PROACTIVE AND AND MAKING WISE CHOICES TO WHERE THIS DOESN'T AFFECT YOU AT ALL.

THANK YOU. ATTORNEY ALEXANDER.

PRESIDENT HALL WE'RE AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT OR QUESTIONS, IF YOU HAVE ANY.

OK, ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FROM THE BOARD? MS. HALL, I DO HAVE A POINT OF CLARIFICATION, PLEASE.

YES, MA'AM. MS. ALEXANDER, YOU MENTIONED SOMETHING ABOUT SPED STUDENTS.

WOULD YOU ELABORATE A LITTLE BIT MORE ON THAT? DID YOU SAY THEY COULD COME COME BACK OR WHAT DID YOU SAY ABOUT SPED STUDENTS? BUT THAT WAS AN EXAMPLE.

FOR INSTANCE, SHOULD YOU GUYS CHOOSE TO EXTEND YOUR YOUR TRANSITION PERIOD FROM FOUR TO EIGHT WEEKS, THE TEA IS REQUIRING THAT IF YOU ARE ASKING FOR AN ADDITIONAL FOUR WEEKS OF TRAINING, OF FOUR WEEKS OF TRANSITION, THAT YOU AT LEAST HAVE AN OPTION FOR YOUR MOST AT RISK STUDENTS TO HAVE AN OPTION TO COME ONLINE DURING THAT ADDITIONAL FOUR WEEKS THAT SHOULD YOU DECIDE TO GO FOR AN ADDITIONAL FOUR WEEKS OF TRANSITION.

AND THAT COULD BE A SPED STUDENT.

THAT COULD BE STUDENTS WHO YOU MIGHT WHOMEVER YOU DETERMINE IS MORE AT RISK WHO NEEDS ON CAMPUS INSTRUCTION.

THAT COULD BE ONE CLASS OR TWO CLASSES WHILE THE REST OF THE STUDENTS WOULD BE REQUIRED TO BE ONLINE UNTIL THAT TRANSITION PERIOD IS OVER.

BUT THAT ONLY IS APPLICABLE TO THOSE SECOND FOUR WEEKS, IF YOU REQUESTED.

BUT FROM MY UNDERSTANDING, YOU ALL ARE NOT ASKING FOR AN ADDITIONAL FOUR WEEKS.

YOU'RE JUST GOING WITH THE A FOUR WEEK TRANSITION AND YOU'RE PLANNING ON HAVING IN-PERSON EDUCATION AS AN OPTION STARTING OCTOBER THE FIFTH.

THAT WOULDN'T EVEN APPLY. RIGHT.

BUT YOU'RE CORRECT.

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ATTORNEY, ATTORNEY ALEXANDER, WE HAVE PREVIOUSLY SAID IT WILL START FACE TO FACE OCTOBER 5TH AND WILL BE VIRTUAL SEPTEMBER 8TH.

WE KNOW THAT BOTHERED BY AS WE AS WE GET CLOSER TO SEPTEMBER 8TH, AS WE GET CLOSER TO OCTOBER 5TH, WE'LL CONTINUE TO MONITOR THE DATA RELATIVE TO THE VIRUS.

AND IF WE STILL FEEL LIKE IT'S STILL UNSAFE FOR US TO RETURN IN A FACE-TO-FACE FORMAT, WE WOULD BRING THAT BACK TO THE BOARD.

THE BOARD WILL HAVE TO TAKE ACTION.

WE COULD DO A WAIVER AND THEN EXTEND THE OTHER THE ADDITIONAL FOUR WEEKS.

BUT YES, STILL. BUT RIGHT NOW, OCTOBER 5TH IS THE DATE WE'RE PLANNING FACE TO FACE.

ALSO, YOU KNOW, I THINK, MS. DAVIS, TO YOUR POINT ABOUT STUDENTS WHO ARE RECEIVING SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES OR SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES OR EVEN OTHER STUDENTS, THEY MAY HAVE OTHER NEEDS.

WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF LOOKING AT WHAT KIND OF FACE TO FACE OPTIONS THAT WE COULD OR COULD PROVIDE IN THE INTERIM, EVEN BEFORE THE OCTOBER 5TH, BEFORE THE OCTOBER 5TH DATE.

WHAT WE LIKE TO DO IS AT OUR NEXT MEETING ON AUGUST 4TH AND AUGUST 6TH, WE LIKE TO TALK IN DETAIL ABOUT TO BE IN THE LIFE OF A VIRTUAL STUDENT, A FACE TO FACE STUDENT, AND THEN IN THOSE CASES WE WILL BE BRINGING FOLKS BACK AND WE'RE SAFE AND IT'S ALLOWABLE.

THEN WE WILL ALSO TALK ABOUT HOW WE WOULD STILL SERVE EITHER THOSE STUDENTS WHO ARE IN NEED OR OTHER STUDENTS THAT MAY HAVE MAY HAVE A DESIRE OR, YOU KNOW, HAVE A NEED BASICALLY TO BE ON OUR CAMPUSES.

BUT WE DO KNOW THAT WE WOULD HAVE A FULL WE WILL NOT HAVE A FULL FACE TO FACE OPTION BEFORE OCTOBER 5TH.

BUT THERE MAY BE OTHER OPPORTUNITIES FOR US TO CREATE SOME FACE TO FACE EXPERIENCES FOR EITHER THOSE KIDS WHO NEED IT OR THOSE FAMILIES THAT NEED IT.

THANK YOU. ARE THERE ANY OTHER COMMENTS? NEVERMIND.

SO ARE THERE ANY OTHER COMMENTS? SO I THINK I DID WANT TO SAY THAT I AM VERY APPRECIATIVE OF ALL OF THE INPUT THAT WE RECEIVED FROM THE COMMUNITY ON THE TOPIC.

I KNOW THAT THERE REALLY IS NO RIGHT ANSWER.

I THINK IT'S A VERY IT'S AN ADAPTIVE PROBLEM.

RIGHT. I DO WANT TO THANK THE ADMINISTRATION AND ALL THE STAFF MEMBERS WHO REALLY PUT A LOT OF WORK INTO MAKING THE BEST DECISION.

ALSO OUR ATTORNEYS FOR THEIR ADVICE AND THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS.

SO PLEASE KNOW THAT YOUR CONCERNS WERE HEARD AND DEFINITELY FELT AND VERY MUCH CONSIDERED IN THIS DECISION. AND SO I APPRECIATE YOU, DR.

MCFARLAND, FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP AND ALSO FOR PLACING THIS ON THE AGENDA SO WE COULD GET SOME MORE CLARITY FOR OUR CONSTITUENTS.

THANK YOU. IS THERE ANY OTHER INFORMATION YOU'D LIKE TO SHARE ON THIS AGENDA ITEM BEFORE WE MOVE? FOR POSSIBLE ACTION ITEMS. I THINK WE GOOD, THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT, THIS MOVES US TO OUR AGENDA ITEM FIVE POINT ONE

[5.0 Discussion and / or Possible Action Item(s)]

POSSIBLE PURCHASE OF PLEXIGLAS DIVIDERS FOR CAFETERIA TABLES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC. DR.

MCFARLAND. MADAM PRESIDENT AND BOARD MEMBERS, AS YOU KNOW, WE ARE MAKING PLANS AND PROVISIONS TO ENSURE THAT WE HAVE THE SAFEST PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT POSSIBLE FOR OUR STUDENTS. AND SO WE HAVE MR REAVES HERE TONIGHT TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT SOME PRELIMINARY WORK THAT WE HAVE HAVE ONGOING AND AND OTHER WORK THAT WILL BE PENDING THAT WILL HELP US TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR KIDS ARE IN THE SAFE POSSIBLE THE SAFEST POSSIBLE SCENARIO COMING BACK TO SCHOOL. SO, MR REAVES.

THANK YOU, DR. MCFARLAND, MS. HALL MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

SO THIS BOARD AGENDA ITEM ALIGNS WITH ONE OF OUR VISION 2025 PLAN FOR HAVING STUDENTS.

SO WE'LL LOOK AT THIS POWERPOINT FIRST.

MR. KIRCHNER, IF YOU COULD TAKE US TO THE FIRST, YES, SO THIS IS WHAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE IN PLACE, I'LL POINT YOUR ATTENTION TO THE MIDDLE PICTURE.

THIS IS THIS IS AT CROWLEY HIGH SCHOOL FRONT RECEPTION.

AND SO WHAT WE HAVE DONE IS WE'VE PLACED THESE PLEXIGLASS SHIELDS ON BOTH SIDES OF THE SET, SO YOU'LL SEE IT'S ABOUT A 30 INCH WIDE BY TWENTY FOUR INCH SNEEZE GUARD THAT WE'RE USING. SO IT'S LOCATED AT EVERY POSITION THAT AN EMPLOYEE WOULD BE SITTING AT.

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THE PORTABLE PARTITION IS A PARTITION THAT WE'RE GOING TO USE AT THE POINT OF SALE AT THE END OF OUR SERVING LINES AND OUR KITCHEN.

SO THIS WILL HELP PROVIDE PROTECTION FROM THE ARAMARK EMPLOYEE AND THE STUDENT THAT IS PAYING FOR THEIR FOOD.

AND THEN THE DESK PARTITION, THIS IS A PORTABLE UNIT THAT WE'VE ORDERED ABOUT 10 TO 12 FOR EACH CAMPUS, AND THOSE ARE ITEMS THAT CAN BE USED ANY TIME STAFF THERE, WHETHER IT BE PRINCIPAL, AP COUNSELOR, ANY TIME THEY HAVE TO INTERACT FACE TO FACE WITH A PARENT, THEY WILL BE ABLE TO USE THESE DEVICES.

OK, THE NEXT SLIDE, THIS GIVES YOU A GOOD ILLUSTRATION OF THE CAFETERIA TABLE TOP PARTITIONS IN USE.

AND ONE OF THE ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE'RE THREE OF THE THINGS THAT ARE REALLY DRIVING THIS IS THAT IT PRIORITIZES OUR STUDENTS HEALTH AND SAFETY, SUPPORTS THE SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS OF STUDENTS, AND IT CAN BE USED ON OUR EXISTING CAFETERIA TABLES, BOTH OF THE ROUND TABLES AND THE RECTANGLE TABLES.

AND THEN HERE IS A BREAKDOWN OF THE COST OF THE UNIT, THE WHAT WE ARE PLANNING TO DO IS ORDER EXTRA PARTITIONS FOR THE DISTRICT.

WE CURRENTLY HAVE SIX HUNDRED AND FIVE CAFETERIA TABLES THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT.

THAT'LL GIVE US FORTY FIVE EXTRA UNITS IF WE END UP ADDING TABLES OR IF ONE BREAKS, WE'LL HAVE SOME SPARES ON HAND TO BE ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF THAT SITUATION.

SO THE RECOMMENDATION IS FOR THE APPROVAL OF THIS ITEM IN THE COST IS TWO HUNDRED THIRTY ONE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED THIRTY EIGHT DOLLARS.

THANK YOU, MR. REAVES, ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? IS THIS SOMETHING THAT WE BE GETTING REIMBURSED OR, YOU KNOW, 70 PERCENT OF OR WHATEVER THE THE NUMBER IS FROM THE STATE OR FEDERAL SOURCES? WE DO WE DO BELIEVE THAT THIS IS A REIMBURSABLE COST.

THIS WILL BE AN ITEM THAT WE WOULD ACTUALLY WE ACTUALLY WILL REPORT THIS AS A COST AS A RESULT OF THE PANDEMIC.

AND SO WE DO FEEL LIKE THERE ARE SEVERAL POTS OF FUNDING THAT THIS COULD BE THIS COULD BE ACTUALLY REIMBURSED FROM.

SO, YES, TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION.

OK. AND IS IT.

WELL, I DON'T KNOW. I MEAN, I THINK IT'S SOMETHING IS GOING TO BE NECESSARY.

I DON'T KNOW. YOU KNOW, IT'S A LOT TO SPEND FOR SOMETHING WE'RE GOING TO USE FOR A FEW MONTHS, BUT I DON'T KNOW THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF OTHER OPTIONS.

AND YEAH, IT SOUNDS LIKE WE AT LEAST GET A SIGNIFICANT PORTION OF IT REIMBURSED, IF NOT ALL OF IT SO. RIGHT.

SO, YEAH, YOU KNOW, AND JUST IN ADDITION, ONE OF THE THINGS ALSO THAT'S DRIVING DRIVING THE DECISION TO TO TO GO WITH THE PLEXIGLASS ON THE TABLES IS IF WE DO THAT, THEN WE'RE ALLOWED TO WE'RE ABLE TO GET MORE.

OF COURSE, WE'RE ABLE TO GET STUDENTS IN OUR CAFETERIA.

BUT IF WE'RE NOT ABLE TO DO THAT, TO BE ABLE TO SPACE KIDS OUT IN THE CAFETERIA, WILL CREATE A SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGE FOR US, ESPECIALLY AT SOME OF OUR LARGER CAMPUSES.

AND SO WE FEEL LIKE WITH THE WITH THE WITH THE PARTITION, WE DEFINITELY COULD ACTUALLY HOUSED EVERYBODY WITHIN OUR CAFETERIA IN A SAFE IN A SAFE MANNER.

DR. MCFARLAND WERE THERE, WERE THERE? HOW MANY, HOW MANY COMPANIES WERE LOOKED AT ON ON THE PLEXIGLASS, OR IS IT JUST SOMETHING THAT THIS IS THE FIRST THING THAT CAME AND WE JUST KIND OF GOT A BID ON THIS, OR HOW MANY BIDS DID WE GET? MR. REAVES, MR. FISHER, CAN WE TALK ABOUT THAT? I KNOW WE HAVE SEVERAL COMPANIES, YOU KNOW, THAT HAVE REACHED OUT, BUT I BELIEVE THAT.

I BELIEVE MR. REAVES CAN ANSWER THAT.

YES, SIR. SO WE HAVE A FOOD SERVICE REP WHOSE TRAINED THAT WE USED TO HELP PROCURE BIDS FOR US, AND THEY ALWAYS WILL GET THREE BIDS AND THAT WILL ALWAYS BE A BOARD VENDOR AND VENDORS THAT WE HAVE USED IN THE PAST.

AND THE ONE THAT WE BRING TO YOU TONIGHT IS MISSION SUPPLY COMPANY.

AND WE HAVE USED THEM FOR MANY YEARS WITH EQUIPMENT.

SO, MR. REAVES, THOSE ARE PORTABLE, THEY'RE NOT MOUNTED LIKE THE ONES IN THE FRONT OFFICE, RIGHT?

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YES, MA'AM. THEY'RE PORTABLE.

THAT'S CORRECT. OK, SO IS IT IS IT THEN I DON'T KNOW HOW HOW VALUABLE IT WOULD BE, BUT THEY COULD BE USED IN THE CLASSROOM WHEN THEY'RE NOT BEING USED IN THE CAFETERIA.

YES, MA'AM, THEY COULD.

THIS PRODUCT IS SHIPPED FLAT AND THEN IT'S PIECED TOGETHER, SO EACH PIECE IS INDIVIDUAL THAT LOCKS IN PLACE.

SO YES, YOU COULD DO SEVERAL CONFIGURATIONS WITH THIS PRODUCT.

OK, THANK YOU.

I HAD A QUESTION MUCH LIKE MS. DAVIS'S QUESTION.

ARE WE DOING PLEXIGLASS IN THE CLASSROOMS AT ALL? NO, NO, MA'AM, TO THIS POINT, WHAT WE'RE PROVIDING IN THE CLASSROOM IS THE DISINFECTANT WIPES AND THE THE HAND SANITIZER.

AND THE PLEXIGLASS DURABILITY, DO WE ANTICIPATE THAT THE FORTY FIVE EXTRAS BEING ENOUGH TO GET US THROUGH? YES, MA'AM, THEY THEY RECOMMENDED.

I BELIEVE IT WAS 25, BUT WE HAVE THIS NUMBER WILL ALSO TAKE CARE OF THE 20 ADDITIONAL ROUND TABLES THAT ARE AT THE NEW CTE CENTER.

AND ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FROM THE BOARD? JUST A COMMENT, I GUESS.

I HOPE THAT MR. RAY IS RIGHT AND THAT WE ONLY NEED THIS FOR A COUPLE OF MONTHS FOR MANY REASONS.

I HOPE THAT'S TRUE. THE PICTURES, THOSE PICTURES MAKE ME VERY SAD TO SEE THAT THE KIDS SEPARATED LIKE THAT, BUT I THINK THIS IS A REALLY IMPORTANT STEP AND I APPRECIATE THE DISTRICT GOING TO THE WORK TO FIND A SOLUTION THAT WOULD ALLOW OUR STUDENTS TO BE TOGETHER IN A CAFETERIA, PERHAPS TO INTERACT MORE IN A CLASSROOM, EVEN IF THOSE WERE USED, AND TO KEEP THEM SAFE WHILE DOING IT.

AND DR. MCFARLAND, JUST CURIOSITY, I KNOW WE'VE SEEN A NUMBER FIGURES AND YOU CANNOT PUT A PRICE ON THE SAFETY OF OUR STUDENTS OR OUR STAFF.

BUT I'M JUST CURIOUS AT THIS JUNCTURE, WHAT ARE THE COSTS THAT WE'VE INCURRED OR A BALLPARK FIGURE, IF YOU CAN, TODAY AS WE PREPARE TO REOPEN OUR CAMPUSES? DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA? YOU KNOW, I COULD GIVE YOU A BALLPARK, BUT I ACTUALLY CAN GIVE YOU AN EXACT NUMBER PROBABLY NEXT WEEK.

BUT JUST BALLPARK, I WOULD SAY AROUND THREE MILLION DOLLARS WOULD BE WHAT WE CALCULATE, THE AMOUNT OF MONEY WE SPEND ON DEVICES, THE AMOUNT OF MONEY WE SPEND TO GET THE FACILITIES READY WITH CLEANING AND AND ALL THE ALL THE OTHER WORK THAT GOES ON KIND OF BEHIND THE SCENES. WE'RE REALLY CLOSE TO THREE MILLION DOLLARS RIGHT NOW AND MAYBE A LITTLE MORE. BUT AGAIN, WE FEEL LIKE LIKE MANY OF THE EXPENSES THAT WE'VE INCURRED, WE'LL BE REIMBURSED. BUT IT'S DEFINITELY NOT A IT'S NOT A CHEAP EXERCISE AT ALL.

IT IS IT IS DEFINITELY COSTLY.

BUT WE RECOGNIZE THAT, YOU KNOW, THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT WE CAN DO RIGHT NOW IS MAKE SURE OUR KIDS AND FAMILIES AND STAFF ARE SAFE.

SO THAT'S WHAT WE'RE DOING. ALSO, YOU ASKED THE QUESTION, I BELIEVE, ABOUT IN THE CLASSROOM, AND THERE'S ONE ONE EXCEPTION.

SO WE WON'T WE WON'T HAVE THE THE PARTITIONS AS AS IT APPEARED ON THE CAFETERIA TABLES IN THE CLASSROOM, BUT IN ELEMENTARY CLASSROOM WHERE WE HAVE GUIDED READING OR SMALL GROUP WHERE TEACHERS ARE ACTUALLY WORKING, INTERACTING ONE ON ONE, WE ARE LOOKING WE ARE GETTING A NUMBER OF FURNITURE AND TABLES IN THOSE CLASSROOM, THEY CALL THEM KIDNEY TABLES. BUT WE ARE LOOKING AT PARTITIONS FOR THOSE FOUR CLASSROOMS WHERE THERE ARE SMALL, WHERE THE SMALL KIDS TABLES, WHERE TEACHERS ARE HAVING TO INTERACT WITH READING AND GUIDED READING WITH STUDENTS.

SO WE'LL BE ABLE TO GIVE YOU THAT AT THE NEXT MEETING IN DETAIL.

AND WE'LL ALSO HAVE THE EXACT NUMBER OF WHAT WE SPEND.

IT IS IMPORTANT FOR US TO KEEP THAT AT THE FOREFRONT BECAUSE THIS IS DEFINITELY AN EXPENSIVE ENDEAVOR.

BUT WE KNOW IT'S SOMETHING THAT WE NEED TO DO.

THANK YOU, DR. MCFARLAND.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS FROM THE BOARD? AND LET ME JUST SAY, YOU KNOW, I YEAH, WE'LL SEE HOW LONG LONG THINGS GO ON AND MAYBE LONGER THAN JUST A COUPLE OF MONTHS.

BUT I GUESS MY INITIAL THOUGHT IS, YOU KNOW, NOT TO BE.

I SUSPECT THAT THE KIDS IN THAT PHOTO IN THAT AREA ARE PROBABLY MUCH MORE WELL-BEHAVED THAN MOST OF OUR, YOU KNOW, WITH LITTLE KIDS AND STUFF IN THERE.

SO I DON'T KNOW THAT IT'LL HAVE US IT'LL BE AS ORDERLY.

AND I WAS WORRIED.

I LOOKED LIKE IN THAT PHOTO IT LOOKED LIKE THERE'S SOME GRAFFITI ON ONE OF THEM.

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AND I WAS LIKE, I WAS THINKING, MAN, THESE ARE GOING TO GET PROBABLY SCRATCHED UP PRETTY QUICK, BUT IT'S NOT REALLY ANYTHING ELSE WE CAN DO.

I THINK IT'S THE BEST OPTION.

AND SO IT'S THE PRICE THAT WE NEED TO TAKE.

I JUST DON'T KNOW IF IN SIX MONTHS, YOU KNOW, ESPECIALLY IN THE HIGH SCHOOLS, THEY'RE GOING TO LOOK HORRIBLE.

BUT THERE'S NOT NOT A WHOLE LOT OF OTHER OPTIONS.

PROBABLY THE BEST WAY TO TO DO WHAT WE NEED TO DO.

THANK YOU, MR. RAY, ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS FROM THE BOARD? I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY TO MR RAY'S COMMENT, I BELIEVE THERE'S MONITORS IN THE CAFETERIA TO MAKE SURE THAT STUDENTS AREN'T DAMAGING THEM AND I WOULD BELIEVE THAT WOULD BE WIPED DOWN IN BETWEEN CLASSES COMING TO EAT IN THE CAFETERIA.

SO I DON'T SEE THAT BEING THE ISSUE.

ALL RIGHT. ANY OTHER COMMENTS? ALL RIGHT, IF THERE ARE NO OTHER COMMENTS FOR MR. REEVES OR DR. MCFARLAND, IS THERE A MOTION? I GUESS I MOVE THAT WE APPROVE THE PURCHASE OF THE PURCHASE AS PRESENTED.

I HAVE A MOTION FOR BY MR. RAY IS THERE A SECOND? I THINK I HEARD THAT MAYBE MS. BENTON, I'M NOT QUITE SURE, BUT I DEFINITELY WOULD HAVE A SECOND AND A THIRD REMOVED.

MOVE TO VOTE PLEASE.

YES MA'AM. MS. ROBINSON. YES.

THANK YOU, DR.

WOODSON MAYFIELD. YES.

THANK YOU, MS. HALL. YES.

THANK YOU, MS. DAVIS.

YES, THANK YOU, MR. RAY. YES, THANK YOU, MR. GRASSIA. YES, THANK YOU.

AND MS. BENTON. YES, THANK YOU.

THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY.

THIS NOW BRINGS US TO OUR FUTURE ACTION ITEMS, AGENDA ITEM SIX POINT ONE, ADOPTION OF TAX

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RATE.

DR. MCFARLAND.

MADAM PRESIDENT, BOARD MEMBERS MS. ADRIAN WILL ADDRESS THIS ITEM.

MS. ADRIAN. THANK YOU, DR.

MCFARLAND MS. HALL MEMBERS OF THE BOARD TONIGHT.

I JUST WANTED TO BRIEFLY JUST REMIND YOU THAT WE WILL BE ADOPTING OUR TAX RATE IN AUGUST.

THIS SUPPORTS GOAL ONE, TWO AND THREE.

BUT YES, JUST LOOKING AT CERTIFIED FROM JULY 20, 19 TO JULY 2020.

I HAVE IT LISTED THERE IS THE AVERAGE MARKET WENT UP A LITTLE BIT AT THE TIME I DID THE SLIDE, I WAS PROPOSING A DOLLAR FIFTY FIVE FORTY SEVEN FOR THE MAXIMUM TAX RATE THAT WE WERE ALLOWED. SINCE THEN, I HAVE SUBMITTED THE VALUE STUDIES TO TEA, AND IF ALL HOLDS OUT RIGHT NOW, IT LOOKS LIKE OUR GENERAL OPERATING TAX RATE WOULD BE A DOLLAR THREE NINETY EIGHT INSTEAD OF A DOLLAR FIVE FORTY SEVEN.

SO I DID THIS SLIDE THE OTHER DAY AND I THINK AT THIS POINT IT WOULD BE A DOLLAR THREE NINETY EIGHT. BUT THAT'S I JUST FOUND OUT INFORMATION TODAY AND I WILL BRING IT BACK TO YOU OBVIOUSLY IN THE FUTURE.

SO THIS UNFORTUNATELY THIS SLIDE IS A LITTLE OUTDATED, BUT THAT'S WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT.

WE'RE ON COURSE TO APPROVE THE TAX RATE AT THE AUGUST TWENTY SEVEN BOARD MEETING.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? JUST TO CLARIFY, SO ARE YOU SAYING A DOLLAR.

WHAT WOULD THE OVERALL, WHAT WOULD THE OVERALL TAX RATE DROP TO? WELL, AT THE MAXIMUM, OUR OVERALL TAX RATE WOULD BE A DOLLAR FIVE FIVE FOUR SEVEN AS IT IS ON THE SLIDE. OK, BUT IF WE HAVE TO IF WE DO DROP THE GENERAL OPERATING FROM A DOLLAR FIVE FORTY SEVEN DOWN TO A DOLLAR THREE NINETY EIGHT.

PENNY AND A HALF. OK, OK.

I HAVE THE AVERAGE MARKET OF THE RESIDENTS LISTED, BUT ALSO JUST COMPARE IN THE OVERALL CERTIFIED FROM JULY TO JULY, WE'VE HAD ABOUT A SIX PERCENT INCREASE AGAIN THIS YEAR, WHICH IS LOWER THAN OUR INCREASES IN THE PAST.

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BUT WE'RE STILL OUR VALUES ARE STILL INCREASING.

YEAH, YEAH.

THIS CASE SHOWS A TWO PERCENT INCREASE ON HERE ON THE AVERAGE MARKET OF RESIDENCES IS AT.

BUT THAT'S JUST ON THE.

LESS GROWTH ON THE ROLLS, IT MAKES UP THE OTHER FOUR PERCENT.

YES. ALL RIGHT.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR MS. ADRIAN? I AM OBVIOUSLY, I THINK LIKE.

I AM CONCERNED VERY MUCH SO, AS I THINK MOST PEOPLE ARE, AND IT'S STILL EARLY, BUT ABOUT, YOU KNOW, THE THE FUTURE FINANCIAL OUTLOOK FOR, YOU KNOW, WITH STATE FUNDING, OBVIOUSLY, WE'VE SEEN HUGE REDUCTIONS TO, YOU KNOW, STATE BUDGETS OR TO THE TO THE AMOUNT OF FUNDING THAT'S GOING INTO THE STATE COFFERS.

AND, YOU KNOW, THERE'S NO WAY TO KNOW HOW HOW THE LEGISLATURE'S GOING TO TO TREAT US IN THIS NEXT SESSION, BUT WE'RE ALREADY RUNNING PRETTY THIN.

IS THERE? AND WE ARE I'M SURE THIS IS NOT THE MOST POPULAR THING TO SAY, AND I'M THE ONE WHO JUST KIND OF BRUSHED IT OFF IN THE PAST.

BUT WE ARE THE ONLY TAXING ENTITY IN TARRANT COUNTY TO PROVIDE A 10 PERCENT HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION. I BELIEVE THE ONLY OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT HAS A HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION AT ALL IS AGB WITH ONE PERCENT.

THERE MAY BE ANOTHER OR I MAY BE WRONG ON THAT, BUT I WAS LOOKING AT THE TAX RATES EARLIER TODAY WHEN IT MAY NOT EVEN BE FEASIBLE.

BUT WHEN IS THE THE GENERAL TIME PERIOD FOR REVIEWING THAT? YEAH, AND I'M LOOKING AT IT RIGHT NOW.

SO AGB IS THE ONLY OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICT IN TARRANT COUNTY THAT PROVIDES ANY LOCAL OPTION AND IT'S ONE PERCENT.

I HAVEN'T THOUGHT THAT ANY KIND OF TINKERING WITH THAT IN THE PAST WAS NECESSARY, BUT I'M REALLY CONCERNED THAT WE'RE GOING TO FIND OURSELVES IN A POSITION WHERE THE STATE'S NOT GOING TO COME THROUGH WITH THEIR FUNDING IN THIS NEXT SESSION AS AS PROMISED.

AND WE'RE GOING TO BE IN A PRETTY DIFFICULT SITUATION.

AND SO. YEAH, JUST WHAT IS.

IS THERE A TIME FRAME FOR WHEN THAT HAS TO BE SAID, IF WE GO BEYOND IT FOR THIS YEAR OR WHAT'S THE. NO, THAT'S A THAT'S A GREAT QUESTION.

WE CANNOT DO ANYTHING WITH THAT HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION UNTIL AFTER DECEMBER 2020.

OK, WE CAN LOOK AT IT NEXT YEAR.

OK. HOPEFULLY, WE WON'T NEED TO I JUST.

BUT OK, THAT'S THAT'S FINE.

THANK YOU, MR. RAY. ARE THERE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? OK, IF THERE ARE NO OTHER QUESTIONS, THIS IS A FUTURE ACTION ITEM.

THANK YOU, MS. ADRIAN. THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, LET'S MOVE TO AGENDA ITEM SIX POINT TWO, BOND REFUNDING, AND I GUESS THIS IS AGAIN, MS. ADRIAN, BUT DR.

MCFARLAND.

YES, MADAM PRESIDENT. BOOMERS WERE DEFINITELY EXCITED TO BRING THIS NEXT ITEM FORWARD.

WE KNOW THAT, YOU KNOW, WITH OUR CURRENT ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT, WE HAVE SOME OPPORTUNITIES. AND SO WE DEFINITELY WANT TO POSITION OURSELVES TO BE ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT ARE GOING TO PRESENT FOR US FROM A FINANCIAL STANDPOINT. MS. ADRIAN, PLEASE ADDRESS THIS ITEM.

OK, I'M SORRY, I, I THINK MY INTERNET SLOWED TONIGHT.

YES, THANK YOU, DR.

MCFARLAND. MEMBERS OF THE BOARD TONIGHT, WE HAVE JEFF ROBERT FROM HILLTOP SECURITIES THAT WILL WALK US THROUGH THEIR POWERPOINT REAL QUICK AND JUST KIND OF LET US KNOW THE OPPORTUNITIES THAT WE HAVE CURRENTLY.

JEFF, ARE YOU ON? YES, MA'AM.

THANK YOU, MS. ADRIAN. ANYBODY HEAR ME OK? YES, SIR. FANTASTIC.

BOARD PRESIDENT HALL MEMBERS OF BOARD, DR.

MCFARLAND AND MEMBERS OF THE CROWLEY ISD ADMINISTRATION.

PLEASURE TO BE HERE THIS EVENING.

I HOPE EVERYBODY IS DOING WELL, AS IS DR.

MCFARLAND ALLUDED TO.

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THIS IS HOPEFULLY AN OPPORTUNITY THAT THE DISTRICT CAN CAN SAVE MONEY AS A RESULT OF EXTREMELY LOW INTEREST RATES RIGHT NOW.

I KNOW, YOU KNOW, INVESTMENT REPORTS PROBABLY HAVEN'T BEEN VERY EXCITING LATELY BECAUSE RATES ARE SO EXTREMELY LOW.

BUT THIS IS A CHANCE TO TO BENEFIT FROM THOSE LOW RATES IF WE FLIP TO THE NEXT NEXT SLIDE. I WON'T GO THROUGH ALL OF THIS IN DETAIL.

BASICALLY, THESE ARE THE CONSIDERATIONS OF DOING WHAT WE CALL A TAXABLE REFUNDING.

YOU KNOW, NORMALLY WE LOOK AT TAX EXEMPT REFUNDS, MEANING INTEREST RATES ARE TAX EXEMPT.

THIS IS ACTUALLY TAXABLE.

BUT INTEREST RATES ARE SO LOW RIGHT NOW THAT EVEN DOING A TAXABLE REFUNDING GENERATES A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF SAVINGS.

AND THEY'RE AT THE TOP. YOU COULD SEE THE 10 YEAR TREASURY RATE ON MONDAY WAS EIGHT POINT SIX TWO PERCENT.

IT ACTUALLY CLOSED AT POINT FIVE FIVE TODAY.

SO IT'S DOWN EVEN A LITTLE BIT MORE THE NEXT BULLET THINGS ARE VERY VOLATILE.

HOWEVER, ANY TIME ANY NEWS RELATED PANDEMIC COMES OUT, A LOT OF TIMES YOU SEE THE RATES IN THE STOCK MARKET KIND OF BOUNCING AROUND.

IF WE DECIDE TO DO THE REFUNDING, THERE'S A POSSIBILITY THAT THE SCENARIO ITSELF COULD CHANGE A LITTLE BIT VERSUS WHAT WHAT I'M GOING TO SHOW YOU THIS EVENING BASED ON WHERE RATES ARE AT THE TIME WE PRICE AND IN THE NEXT DAY, I DID WANT TO KIND OF SPEND JUST A SECOND ON BACK IN TWO THOUSAND EIGHT TWENTY SEVENTEEN TAX REFORM WAS PASSED AND THEY DID NOT ALLOW US ANY LONGER TO DO ONE TAX EXEMPT, WHAT WE CALL IT REFUNDING, WHICH MEANS WE'RE MORE THAN 90 DAYS FROM A CALL DATE THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT FOR REINSTATING THAT.

SO I JUST WANT TO POINT THAT OUT.

I DON'T KNOW IF IT'S GOING TO HAPPEN, BUT IF IT DOES, FOLKS BELIEVE IT WOULD BE AFTER THE NOVEMBER ELECTION. IT WOULD ONLY IMPACT A VERY SMALL PORTION OF THIS REFUNDING.

HOWEVER, IN MY OPINION, I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD PLAN ON THAT HAPPENING OR EXPECT IT TO HAPPEN. THEREFORE, WE SHOULD PROBABLY LOOK AT THIS SCENARIO TO INCLUDE THAT TWO THOUSAND FIFTEEN AMOUNT THAT I THAT I SHOW THERE TO TWENTY FIVE MILLION FIVE FORTY.

AND I'LL SHOW YOU THE OVERALL REFUNDING IN JUST A SECOND, BECAUSE RATES ARE SO LOW.

WE DO HAVE WHAT WE CALL NEGATIVE ARBITRAGE BECAUSE OUR ESCROW ACCOUNT ISN'T EARNING MUCH MONEY. HOWEVER, AS YOU'LL SEE IN A SECOND, THE SAVINGS IS IS EXTREMELY HIGH IN SPITE OF THAT. AND THEN LASTLY, I AM STRUCTURING THE SAVINGS ON THIS TO MAXIMIZE THE CAPACITY THE DISTRICT WOULD HAVE FOR A FUTURE AUTHORIZATION OR BOND ELECTION.

WE CAN GO TO THE NEXT SLIDE. WHAT THIS IS MEANT TO SHOW IS ONCE AGAIN JUST HOW HISTORICALLY LOW RATES ARE THERE.

AT THE TOP ON THE HORIZONTAL AXIS, WE HAVE THE ONE, TWO, THREE ALL THE WAY UP TO 30 YEAR TREASURY, THE INTEREST RATES THAT ARE OVER THERE ON THE VERTICAL AXIS.

AND IT JUST SHOWS THE TOP TO BOTTOM RANGE OF RATES OVER THE LAST 10 YEARS, OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS, TWO AND A HALF YEARS, AND THEN CURRENTLY.

AND SO IF YOU LOOK AT THAT LIGHT BLUE LINE WITH THE DOTS, YOU SEE IT AT THE VERY BOTTOM OF THAT RANGE. SO TAXABLE RATES ARE AT THE LOWEST LEVELS THEY'VE BEEN OVER THE LAST 12 YEARS. AND EVEN FURTHER BACK THAN THAT IN THOSE TWO AT THE BOTTOM ALSO SHOW WHAT THE TREASURY YIELD CURVE IS LOOK LIKE NOW VERSUS SIX MONTHS AGO VERSUS 12 MONTHS AGO.

AND THEN LASTLY, IT BREAKS IT DOWN JUST TO THE FIVE YEAR, 10 YEAR AND 30 YEAR CONTRACT WITH THOSE RATES HAVE BEEN SINCE 2008.

AND ONCE AGAIN, OBVIOUSLY AT THE LOWEST LEVELS WE'VE SEEN.

NEXT SLIDE, HERE'S THE REFUNDING, I KNOW THERE'S A LOT OF NUMBERS HERE, BUT JUST FOR A SECOND, IF WE CAN FOCUS ON COLUMN SEVEN, THIS WOULD BE THE POTENTIAL SAVINGS FROM THE REFUNDING USING INTEREST RATES AS OF LAST FRIDAY PLUS 10 BASIS POINTS, RATES HAVE COME DOWN A LITTLE BIT. SO THIS IS PROBABLY GOT 15 BASIS POINTS OF CUSHION IN IT RIGHT NOW.

BUT IN COLUMN SEVEN, YOU COULD SEE WE'D BE LOOKING AT A MILLION DOLLARS IN SAVINGS FROM 22 THROUGH TWO THOUSAND THIRTY NINE.

THE REASON I DROPPED OFF SAVINGS IN THE YEARS AFTER TWO THOUSAND THIRTY NINE IS THAT THE DISTRICT'S DEBT SERVICE DROPS BY SEVEN MILLION DOLLARS FROM TWO THOUSAND THIRTY NINE TO 2040. SO WE REALLY DON'T NEED A LOT OF SAVINGS AFTER TWO THOUSAND THIRTY NINE.

BUT IF YOU LOOK AT THAT MILLION DOLLARS IN SAVINGS PER YEAR AND YOU THINK ABOUT A FOUR PERCENT BORROWING INTEREST RATE, THAT MILLION DOLLARS IN SAVINGS WOULD SUPPORT AN INTEREST PAYMENT ON A TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS MILLION ISSUE.

SO IN ESSENCE, THIS REFUNDING HAS THE ABILITY TO INCREASE THE DISTRICT'S BORROWING CAPACITY BY TWENTY FIVE MILLION DOLLARS, WHICH IS WHICH IS VERY SUBSTANTIAL AT THE TOP SECTION, AT THE VERY BOTTOM, RIGHT IN THE LIGHT BLUE WITH RED FONT, THE PB SAVINGS AS A PERCENTAGE OF REFUNDED PRINCIPAL.

THAT'S THE BENCHMARK THAT WE USE TO KIND OF DETERMINE THE VIABILITY OF A REFINANCING.

THEY SAY IF IT'S ANYTHING, OVER FOUR PERCENT IS WORTHY OF CONSIDERATION.

IN THIS INSTANCE, WE'RE A LITTLE BIT ABOVE 10, SO THAT'S A SUBSTANTIAL AMOUNT OF SAVINGS.

AND IF WE LOOK TO THE NEXT SLIDE, THESE ARE ALL THE ISSUES THAT AND THE MATURITIES THAT WE WOULD LOOK AT REFUNDING, AS WELL AS THE INTEREST RATES ON THOSE BONDS AND THE CALL DATES AS WELL. TWENTY FIFTEEN.

ONCE AGAIN, WE'RE ONLY ALLOWED TO BE ADVANCED REFUNDED IF THE LAW CHANGED, WHICH WHICH WE

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JUST DON'T KNOW WILL HAPPEN, WHICH IS WHY I DON'T THINK WE SHOULD NECESSARILY PULL IT OUT IN HOPES THAT IT WILL, BECAUSE ALSO TAX RATES ARE AT LEVELS THAT ARE LOWER THAN TAX EXEMPT RATES NORMALLY ARE.

SO. AND THEN LASTLY, ONCE AGAIN, WE COULD DOWNSIZE THE ISSUANCE ON THE DAY OF PRICING IF NEEDED IN ORDER TO MAXIMIZE SAVINGS.

EXCELLENT. AND THEN ON THIS SIDE, I'VE PUT THE PROPOSED PARAMETERS THAT WOULD BE INCLUDED IN THE BOND ORDER, THE MAIN ONE IS THAT SAVINGS PARAMETER.

I'M USING EIGHT PERCENT.

IF WE WANTED TO LOWER IT A LITTLE BIT, WE COULD TO GIVE US MORE FLEXIBILITY.

BUT RIGHT NOW WE'RE AT 10 WITH A LITTLE BIT OF CUSHION IN THERE.

I WOULD HOPE THAT WE COULD ACHIEVE EIGHT.

MORE IMPORTANTLY, THE SECOND BULLET, THEY WERE NOT GOING TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF PRINCIPAL BEING ISSUED VERSUS WHAT'S BEING REFUNDED.

AND THEN IN THE SECOND THE LAST BULLET THERE WERE NOT GOING TO EXTEND THE TERM.

SO WE WOULD BE REFINANCING OVER THE EXISTING TERM AND JUST BE SAVING AS A RESULT, INTEREST DOLLARS AS A RESULT OF THE LOW INTEREST RATES.

SO I KNOW I FLEW THROUGH THAT PRETTY QUICKLY.

IF THERE'S ANY QUESTIONS, I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FROM THE BOARD? WAIT, IS THERE A QUESTION? NO, I WAS JUST GOING TO SAY THANK YOU, JEFF, FOR BEING WITH US TONIGHT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. GLAD TO BE HERE.

APPRECIATE YOU GUYS HAVING ME.

THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT, THIS IS A FUTURE ACTION ITEM, MS. ADRIAN, YOU'LL BE BRINGING THIS BACK TO US AGAIN IN THE FUTURE.

YES.

YEAH, JEFF AND I WORK TOGETHER AND FIGURE OUT WHAT WHAT WE CAN BRING TO YOU TO HAVE AS MUCH SAVINGS AS WE CAN.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR PRESENTATIONS TONIGHT THAT MOVES US TO AGENDA ITEM SIX POINT THREE ACCEPTANCE, A PROPOSAL FOR SERVICES WITH BIG ROCK EDUCATIONAL SERVICES AT THE ACE DEMONSTRATION AND DESIGN LAB AT J.A.

HARGRAVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

DR. MCFARLAND. MADAM PRESIDENT, BOARD MEMBERS, AS YOU ALL KNOW, WE IMPLEMENTED THE AIDS PROGRAM LAST SCHOOL YEAR AT J.A.

HARGRAVE AND WE WERE DEFINITELY PLEASED WITH WITH WITH THE WITH THE RESULTS THAT WE WERE SEEING AND THE DIRECTION AND THE THE TRAJECTORY OF THE STUDENT PERFORMANCE ON THAT CAMPUS. WE REALLY ARE EXCITED ABOUT WHAT'S HAPPENING ON THAT CAMPUS AND A CRITICAL PART OF WHAT WAS HAPPENING AT J.A.

HARGRAVE HAD TO DO A LOT WITH THE SUPPORT THAT WE RECEIVED FROM BIG ROCK EDUCATIONAL SERVICES. AND SO WE HAVE MS. POLK HERE TO ADDRESS THIS ITEM AND SHARE DETAILS ABOUT BIG ROCK'S EDUCATIONAL SERVICES.

GOOD EVENING. BOARD PRESIDENT DR.

MCFARLAND AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

THIS EXHIBIT ALIGNS WITH GOAL ONE THRIVING STUDENTS.

THROUGH THE SCHOOL TRANSFORMATION GRANT BIG ROCK EDUCATIONAL SERVICES, ALSO KNOWN AS BRES PROVIDED SERVICES FOR THE ACE DEMONSTRATION AND DESIGN LAB AJ HARGRAVE DURING THE 19 20 SCHOOL YEAR. BRES WAS ABLE TO TAKE A UNIQUE APPROACH THAT STARTED WITH ACCURATELY DIAGNOSING THE CHALLENGES AT HARGRAVE AND BUILT A PLAN TO SOLVE FOR THOSE CHALLENGES.

FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR, OUR GOAL IS TO CONTINUE THAT PARTNERSHIP WITH BRES IN THE SPECIFIC AREAS OF DATA DRIVEN INSTRUCTION, CLASSROOM RIGOR AND OBSERVATION AND FEEDBACK.

BRES IS ALSO A TEA APPROVED PARTNER THAT ASSIST AND PROVIDE SUPPORT TO OTHER ACE MODEL CAMPUSES. IN ADDITION, BRES WILL PROVIDE SIDE-BY-SIDE COACHING TO THE CAMPUS LEADERSHIP TEAM VIA ONLINE OR FACE TO FACE, TO ENSURE THAT THE VISION IS ALIGNED TO MEET THE GOALS DIRECTLY TIED TO STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT.

THIS IS NOT A REQUIREMENT OF THE GRANT, BUT THIS IS A SERVICE THAT IS ALIGNED, OF COURSE, WITH THE GRANT. THE FINANCIAL IMPACT WILL BE FIFTY THREE THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED AND FIFTY DOLLARS, WHICH WILL BE FUNDED FROM THE SCHOOL TRANSFORMATION GRANT.

AND IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, I'D BE HAPPY TO ANSWER THOSE AT THIS TIME.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FOR MS. POLK? OK, WELL, I GUESS IF THERE ARE NO QUESTIONS, THANK YOU, MS. POLK, THIS IS A FUTURE.

ALL RIGHT, THIS BRINGS US TO AGENDA ITEM SIX POINT FOUR, FACE COVERINGS AND OTHER DRESS CODE REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS AND STAFF DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

DR. MCFARLAND. MADAM PRESIDENT AND BOARD MEMBERS, AS YOU ALL ARE AWARE, WE ARE DILIGENTLY LOOKING AT CHANGES THAT WE NEED TO MAKE, BOTH AT A POLICY LEVEL OR PROCEDURAL LEVEL TO ASSURE SAFETY AS WE BEGIN TO LOOK FOR THE THE REENTRY OF SCHOOL.

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MS. KUNSCHIK HAS BEEN A LOT OF TIME LOOKING AT THE LAW AND LOOKING AT CHANGES THAT ARE BEING THAT ARE COMING DOWN AND MAKING SURE THAT WE ARE ADJUSTING OUR PROCEDURES TO TO TO BE IN ALIGNMENT WITH THE LAW.

AND SO I'M DEFINITELY EXCITED TONIGHT THAT MS. KUNSCHIK WILL BE ABLE TO ADDRESS THIS ITEM COUNTY.

MY APOLOGIES. THANK YOU, DR.

MCFARLAND.

ANTHONY, CAN YOU HEAR ME? HAVE YOU LOST ME? WE CAN HEAR YOU, VERONICA.

CAN YOU HEAR US, VERONICA? MS. HALL SHE MAY HAVE DROPPED OUT.

OK, WELL, I CAN GO THROUGH THE ITEMS. SO. SO BASICALLY WHAT WE WHAT WE HAVE HERE TONIGHT IS JUST TO SHARE WITH YOU THE INFORMATION RELATIVE TO DRESS CODE, RELATIVE TO WEARING OF THE MASK.

WHAT WE KNOW IS THAT THE STUDENTS BELOW THE AGE OF 10 ARE NOT REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK UNLESS WE HAVE IT AS A PART OF OUR STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT.

AND SO I SEE MS. KUNSCHIK IS BACK ON NOW, I THINK, ARE YOU ON? OK, MAYBE SHE'S STILL HAVING TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES.

SO BASICALLY, THIS IS A FUTURE ACTION ITEM WITH OUR DRESS CODE AND IN ORDER FOR US TO REQUIRE STUDENTS ARE BELOW THE AGE OF 10 TO WEAR A FACE MASK, WE MUST MAKE MODIFICATIONS TO OUR STUDENT DRESS CODE.

AGAIN, WE DO IT AND WE DO EXPECT THAT ALL STUDENTS, ALL GRADE LEVELS OF STAFF WILL BE REQUIRED TO WEAR A FACE MASK.

AND SO WE WILL WE'LL BE BRINGING THIS ITEM BACK AND BE ABLE TO GO MORE IN DETAIL IN THIS ON THIS ITEM AND OUR FUTURE MEETING.

BUT WE DO WHAT WE DO WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT WE ARE LOOKING AT THIS AND EVALUATING WHAT CHANGES WE NEED TO MAKE MISCOUNTING.

ARE YOU AVAILABLE NOW? I AM.

I AM SO SORRY.

I'M BACK WITH YOU LET'S JUST DO THIS, LET'S WHY DON'T WE WAIT, IT'S A FUTURE ACTION ITEM? SO WHY DON'T WE WAIT AND DO IT AT OUR NEXT, WE'LL GO INTO DETAIL AT THE NEXT MEETING AGAIN. BOARD, WE JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW THAT WE ARE LOOKING AT CHANGING THE DRESS CODE TO REQUIRE STUDENTS THAT ARE UNDER THE AGE OF 10 TO ALSO WEAR THE MASK.

WE ARE TRYING TO PROTECT THEM AS WELL AS PROTECT OTHERS.

AGAIN, ONCE THEY GET INTO THE CLASSROOM, THERE BE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THAT.

BUT GETTING INTO THE ONTO THE BUS AND INTO THE BUILDING, THEY WILL HAVE TO HAVE ON MASKS.

AND SO WE JUST SIMPLY WANT TO PUT IT AS A PART OF OUR DRESS CODE IN ORDER TO BE ABLE TO ASK KIDS TO DO THAT.

CAN I JUST ASK A QUESTION THAT.

I'M ECHOING I'M SORRY.

JUST NOT LISTEN TO MYSELF SAY THIS REALLY QUICK.

I MEAN, THAT THERE WILL BE SOME CONCESSIONS MADE FOR STUDENTS.

I'M THINKING OF SOME OF OUR SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS WHO MAY HAVE SENSORY DIFFICULTIES THAT WOULD MAKE WEARING A MASK DIFFICULT.

IT'S A GOOD QUESTION.

IT IS SOMETHING THAT WE ARE, OF COURSE, SENSITIVE TO.

WE VALUE THAT ALL FAMILIES HAVE THE OPTION TO GO VIRTUAL FACE TO FACE.

AND WE'RE PREPARED TO ADDRESS THE CDC HAS SOME GUIDELINES THAT WE NEED TO CONSIDER.

WE ALSO KNOW THAT THERE IS MEDICAL DOCUMENTATION AND SPECIAL NEEDS.

SO THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT.

OK, THANK YOU, MS. KUNSCHIK, LOOK FORWARD TO BRINGING MORE DETAIL TO US AT OUR NEXT MEETING.

OK, WE APPRECIATE THE THOUGHTFULNESS OF BEING PROACTIVE TO ADDRESS THIS ISSUE.

I KNOW THAT THERE WERE A NUMBER OF CONCERNS SHARED BY OUR TEACHERS THAT PARTICIPATED IN OUR TOWN HALLS. I BELIEVE THAT WAS A WEEK AGO.

THERE'S SO MUCH INFORMATION COMING EACH DAY.

I'M LOSING TRACK, BUT THANK YOU AGAIN FOR THAT.

OK, THAT ACTUALLY CONCLUDES OUR FUTURE ACTION ITEMS. IS THERE ANY ITEMS THAT WE WILL BE ADDRESSING TONIGHT IN EXECUTIVE SESSION, DR.

MCFARLAND? YES, WE HAVE ONE ONE PERSONNEL ITEM TO ADDRESS.

OK, GREAT.

AT THIS TIME, THE BOARD WILL ADJOURN TO EXECUTIVE SESSION PURSUANT TO TEXAS GOVERNMENT

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CODE FIVE FIVE ONE ZERO POINT SEVEN FOR EMPLOYMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL AND OTHER PARTICIPANTS. VIEWING NOW MAY REMAIN ON THIS LINE AND THE BOARD WILL RETURN IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE SESSION.

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WE ARE ADJOURNING TO EXECUTIVE SESSION AT 6:53 PM.

WE ARE NOW BACK IN SESSION AT 7:05 P.M.

CONSIDERATION AND POSSIBLE ACTION ITEMS, AGENDA EIGHT POINT ONE CONSIDERATION AND

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POSSIBLE ACTION ITEM.

EMPLOYMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL.

SECONDARY SCIENCE COORDINATOR.

DO WE HAVE A MOTION.

YES, I MOVE THAT WE THANK YOU. WE HAVE A MOTION FROM DR.

WOODSON MAYFIELD, DO WE HAVE A SECOND.

I SECOND.

THANK YOU, MS. ROBINSON.

MOVE TO VOTE, MR. KIRCHNER? YES, MR. ROBINSON.

YES. THANK YOU, DR.

WOODSON-MAYFIELD. YES.

THANK YOU, MS. HALL. YES.

THANK YOU, MS. DAVIS.

YES. THANK YOU, MR. RAY. MR. RAY. YES.

THANK YOU, MR. GRASSIA. YES, THANK YOU.

AND MS. BENTON. YES.

THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT, THE MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY, CONGRATULATIONS, MS. PLACE. WELCOME TO CROWLEY ISD.

ALL RIGHT. IF THERE IS NO FURTHER BUSINESS TO BRING BEFORE THE BOARD, WE ARE ADJOURNED AT 7:06 P.M..

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