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[1. MOMENT OF SILENCE AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE]

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OK TRUSTEES, THE TIME IS 6:25 P.M.

AND WE HAVE A QUORUM AND THIS MEETING HAS BEEN DULY POSTED.

GOOD EVENING AND WELCOME TO THE MONTHLY BOARD MEETING OF THE DALLAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

WE WILL DISPENSE WITH THE PLEDGE AND THE PLEDGE AS A MOMENT OF SILENCE, AS WE DID THAT AT THE PRIOR MEETING.

THE FOLLOWING TRUSTEES ARE PRESENT DISTRICT ONE, EDWIN FLORES, DISTRICT TWO DUSTIN MARSHALL, DISTRICT THREE DAN MICCICHE, DISTRICT FOUR KARLA GARCIA, DISTRICT FIVE MAXIE JOHNSON, DISTRICT SIX JOYCE FOREMAN, DISTRICT SEVEN BEN MACKEY, DISTRICT EIGHT JOE CARREON AND DISTRICT NINE JUSTIN HENRY.

TRUSTEE MARSHALL IS JOINING US VIA ZOOM.

OUR SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS, MICHAEL HINOJOSA JOINS US.

AND I AM BEN MACKEY BOARD PRESIDENT.

THIS MEETING WILL BE AVAILABLE SIMULTANEOUSLY IN SPANISH ON SOCIAL MEDIA, THROUGH DALLAS ISD, IN ESPAñOL, ON FACEBOOK AND THROUGH THE DISTRICT'S WEBSITE, TRUSTEE FLORES REQUEST BY ATTORNEY GENERAL KEN PAXTON TO TEMPORARILY SUSPEND A LIMITED NUMBER OF OPEN MEETINGS LAWS TO THE EXTENT NECESSERY TO ALLOW TELEPHONIC VIDEO CONFERENCE MEETINGS IN RESPONSE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THOSE SUSPENDED RULES, WE CERTIFY THE FOLLOWING NOTICE OF THIS MEETING HAS BEEN POSTED ONLINE FOR AT LEAST 72 HOURS.

WE HAVE A QUORUM IN ATTENDANCE AT THIS MEETING.

EITHER PHYSICALLY OR TRUSTEES ARE IN ATTENDANCE SIMULTANEOUSLY THROUGH VIDEO CONFERENCE VIZ ZOOM.

WE ARE MEETING BY USE OF ZOOM MEETING SOFTWARE APPLICATION, WHICH ALLOWS TWO WAY COMMUNICATION FOR MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO WILL FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE MEETING NOTICE FOR REGISTERING TO SPEAK DURING THE PUBLIC COMMENT PORTION WILL BE ALLOWED TO ADDRESS THE BOARD FOR THREE MINUTES IF PHYSICALLY PRESENT OR UNMUTED FOR THREE MINUTES TO SPEAK.

ALL OTHER MEETING PROCEDURES WILL ADHERE TO BOARD ADOPTED PROCEDURES TO THE EXTENT PRACTICABLE.

AN AUDIO RECORDING OF THIS MEETING IS BEING MADE AND WILL BE AVAILABLE TO THE PUBLIC.

WE APOLOGIZE IN ADVANCE FOR ANY UNFORESEEABLE DIFFICULTIES AND ASK FOR YOUR PATIENCE AS WE NAVIGATE UNPRECEDENTED CONDITIONS.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE SUSPENDED LAWS, PLEASE CALL THE OFFICE OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL AT (888)672-6787 OR BY EMAIL AT TOMA@OAG.TEXAS.GOV.

I DON'T SEE ANY ELECTED OFFICIALS PRESENT ANY LONGER.

TRUSTEE IS THE PRESENTATION OF BOARD RECOGNITIONS WERE PRESENTED TODAY AT THE 5:30 CALLED BOARD MEETING.

SO WE WILL MOVE ON TO SECTION THREE REPORTS AND WE'LL BEGIN WITH THE

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SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT.

THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

THERE'S A LOT TO REPORT ON LEGISLATION AND I WILL COMPLETELY FOCUS ON THAT.

FIRST, THE GOOD NEWS, AS YOU KNOW, THE SESSION IS ABOUT TO COME TO AN END AND HOUSE BILL THREE WILL BE FULLY FUNDED FOR THE NEXT BIENNIUM.

ALSO, GOOD NEWS THAT WE JUST GOT IN RECENT HOURS, PROBABLY IN THE LAST 24 HOURS, ALL OF OUR FEDERAL FUNDS ARE FINALLY BEING RELEASED.

THERE WAS WE ORIGINALLY GOT PART OF ESSER ONE, WHICH IS THE CARES ACT.

WE GOT A FEW DOLLARS FOR OPERATION CONNECTIVITY THROUGH THE CITY OF DALLAS.

AND THEN THE REST OF THAT MONEY WAS USED TO SUPPORT THE HOLD HARMLESS AND OR HOUSE BILL THREE INITIATIVES.

ESSER TWO HAD BEEN HOLD HELD UP FOR A LONG TIME.

AND NOW WE'VE GOTTEN WORD THAT WHILE WE MAY NOT GET THE DOLLARS FOR A WHILE, WE ARE GOING TO GET A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF DOLLARS THAT WE WERE NOT IN THAT WE WERE UP IN QUESTION.

SIMILARLY FOR ESSER THREE, THE MOST RECENT PACKAGE PASSED, WE WE WE HAD BEEN TOLD AS RECENTLY AS 72 HOURS AGO AND I WAS HAVING TO MAKE CALLS TO THE SECRETARY OF EDUCATION'S OFFICE BECAUSE WE HAD BEEN TOLD THAT WE HAD TO HOLD BACK 40 PERCENT OF IT FOR FUTURE USE.

AND THERE MUST HAVE BEEN AN INTERPRETATION FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF ED BECAUSE NOW THAT MONEY HAS BEEN RELEASED FOR US TO APPLY FOR AND START TO GET.

SO THOSE ARE THE ITEMS OF SIGNIFICANT ON THE FINANCING.

SOME MORE GOOD NEWS.

SENATE BILL 10 BETANCOURT ON THE LOBBY BILL RESTRICTING SCHOOL DISTRICTS FROM LOBBYING HAS PASSED IN THE SENATE, BUT IT DIED IN THE HOUSE ON A PROCEDURAL MATTER COULD COME BACK.

ON SENATE BILL TWENTY EIGHT IS ALSO DEAD.

THIS IS THE OMNIBUS CHARTER BILL THAT WOULD MAKE IT DIFFICULT FOR THE STATE BOARD TO CLOSE UNDERPERFORMING CHARTERS.

THAT BILL IS DEAD.

SENATE BILL, 20 215.

THE OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL THAT COULD INVESTIGATE SCHOOL DISTRICTS IS DEAD.

HOUSE BILL 14 68.

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IT IS OUR VIRTUAL SCHOOL BILL THAT WAS PRESENTED WITH SOME ADJUSTMENTS TO THE SPONSOR, KEITH BILL HAS PASSED THE HOUSE AND THEN ALSO PASSED THE SENATE WITH SOME AMENDMENTS.

THEY WILL ALLOW US TO GO TO KINDERGARTEN.

BUT THIS DOES HAVE AN EXPIRATION OF SEPTEMBER 1, 2027.

AND THERE IS A CAP OF ENROLLMENT OF 25 PERCENT OF YOUR STUDENTS THAT COULD GO TO A VIRTUAL SCHOOL.

NOW, THIS THIS THING IS MOVING FORWARD.

IT WAS DEAD ON ARRIVAL MANY TIMES.

AND SO I WANT TO THANK MANY PEOPLE, INCLUDING OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS, BUT ESPECIALLY LUANN MARTINEZ, OUR CONSULTANT, FOR MAKING SURE THAT THIS STATE IN PLAY, IN NEGOTIATING WITH MANY PEOPLE.

THE BILLS THAT ARE STILL IN PLAY.

SENATE BILL 13 65 SENATE ON MAY THE 5TH.

IT PASSED THE HOUSE AND IT WAS AMENDED ON MAY THE 26TH, THE HOUSE VERSION IS SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT.

SO WE ANTICIPATE A CONFERENCE COMMITTEE.

IT WILL PUT IN DUE PROCESS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT ARE BEING TAKEN OVER BY TEA AND THIS BOARD PASSED THE RESOLUTION IN OBJECTION TO THAT BECAUSE THERE WAS NO DUE PROCESS AND NOW DUE PROCESS WILL BE PART OF THAT IF THIS MAKES IT THROUGH.

IT ALSO PROVIDES FOR AN APPEALS PROCESS FOR CERTAIN SANCTIONS AND ALSO PROVIDES A PAUSE ON THE ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM FOR ONE YEAR.

AND IT MAKES CHANGES TO DISTINCTIONS BETWEEN D AND F.

THOSE HAVE BEEN NEGOTIATED, THEY'RE SOMEWHAT PALATABLE AT THIS POINT.

THE BILL NOW GOES BACK TO THE SENATE, WHERE THEY CAN EITHER CONCUR OR ASK FOR A CONFERENCE COMMITTEE SO THAT ONE IS NOT OVER.

HOUSE BILL 15 25 THIS IS THE HOUSE BILL THREE CLEAN UP FROM LAST SESSION.

THE HOUSE PASSED IT.

WE LIKE THE HOUSE VERSION.

THEY CLEANED UP A LOT OF LITTLE THINGS, INCLUDING TAKING CARE OF THE TEACHER INCENTIVE FUND FOR THE DALLAS ISD AND LIKE DISTRICTS THAT HAVE OPTION OF HOMESTEAD EXEMPTION.

THE SENATE PASSED IT ON THE TWENTY SIXTH, BUT IT DOES NOT INCLUDE THE HOLD HARMLESS PROTECTION FOR DISTRICTS LIKE HOUSTON AND DALLAS.

SO THAT WILL PROBABLY GO TO CONFERENCE COMMITTEE AND THAT WILL BE IN JEOPARDY TO SEE WHICH WAY THIS ENDS UP GOING.

SO AND THEN, OF COURSE, THE ONE THAT'S GETTING A LOT OF ATTENTION, HOUSE BILL 39 79, THE CRITICAL RACE THEORY BILL, AS SO IT'S CALLED PASSED THE HOUSE.

IT PASSED THE SENATE ON THE HOUSE ON MAY 11TH, THE SENATE ON MAY 22ND.

THERE ARE MANY MULTIPLE SENATE FLOOR AMENDMENTS.

THERE'S STILL A LOT TO BE INTERPRETED ABOUT WHEN THIS BILL GOES INTO EFFECT.

THERE ARE THIS BILL IS GOING TO HAVE A SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON HOW WE OPERATE OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT BASED UPON THE POLICY THAT THIS BOARD PASSED UNANIMOUSLY.

SO STAY TUNED.

THERE'S STILL A LOT TO BE NEGOTIATED IN THE LAST COUPLE OF DAYS OF THE SESSION ON THIS BILL, AND THEN YOU'LL BE GIVEN A FULL REPORT AS SOON AS THE SESSION CONCLUDES.

OVERALL DESPITE THE GAINS, THIS HAS BEEN A REALLY BUMPY RIDE.

LAST SESSION, WE WERE THE DARLINGS OF THE LEGISLATURE.

THIS SESSION WERE THE DARLINGS OF THE TURBULENCE IN THE AIR.

AND SO WE'VE BEEN BEATEN AROUND.

WE RAISED THE VOICE AND BUT ALL IN ALL, AT LEAST WE DID GET SOME OF THE CORE THINGS FUNDED FOR THE FUTURE, LIKE HOUSE BILL THREE INITIATIVES AND OTHER THINGS.

SO STAY TUNED.

THERE'S GOING TO BE A LOT MORE TO BE INTERPRETED AFTER THE FACT.

AND SO WE'LL BE COMING BACK TO YOU WITH A MORE THOROUGH REPORT AT THAT TIME.

THANK YOU.

THAT CONCLUDES MY EXTENDED REPORT THIS EVENING.

THANK YOU FOR THAT DETAILED REPORT DR.

HINOJOSA.

TRUSTEES, DO WE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS AND CLARIFICATIONS? TRUSTEE MICCICHE FOLLOWED BY TRUSTEE FLORES.

DR. HINOJOSA, I APPRECIATE YOUR EFFORTS THIS SESSION.

THERE WAS A YOU WERE MOSTLY ON DEFENSE, AND I WANTED TO FIRST ASK YOU ABOUT THE POSSIBILITY OF A SPECIAL SESSION.

IS THAT WHAT ARE THE ODDS OF THAT? WELL, THERE WILL DEFINITELY BE A SPECIAL SESSION.

IT IS CERTAINLY FOR REDISTRICTING AND THAT ONE PROBABLY WON'T HAPPEN UNTIL SEPTEMBER, ALTHOUGH THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR WAS VERY CONCERNED THAT SOME OF HIS PRIORITY BILLS DID NOT GET PASSED AND THEY DIED.

NOW HE'S ASKED FOR IMMEDIATE SPECIAL SESSION TO TAKE CARE OF SOME OF HIS BILLS THAT DIED.

THE GOVERNOR WAS NONCOMMITTAL.

SO WHAT'S ALWAYS REALLY IMPORTANT TO WATCH IS WHEN THE SESSION OCCURS AND WHAT IS ON THE CALL, BECAUSE ONCE THE GOVERNOR AND ONLY THE GOVERNOR CAN DETERMINE THE CALL, WHICH MEANS WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO TAKE UP? SO FOR SURE, IN SEPTEMBER, DOUBTFUL BETWEEN NOW AND THEN.

BUT WE ALL NEED TO BE PAYING ATTENTION TO WHAT HAPPENS IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

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AND WITH REGARD TO THE, QUOTE, CRITICAL RACE THEORY LEGISLATION ARE THE RECENT AMENDMENTS BETTER OR WORSE, IS THIS BILL GETTING WORSE? IT'S GETTING WORSE IN SOME RESPECTS, BUT IT'S ALSO GETTING BETTER IN A COUPLE OF RESPECTS THAT THERE MAY BE BECAUSE IT IS SO COMPLEX AND SO FAR REACHING ONE OF THE BIGGEST CONCERNS I HAD.

IS.

IF IT PASSES AT A THREE FIFTHS MAJORITY OR BETTER, IT GOES INTO LAW EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

WELL, IT'S NOT GOING TO GET THREE FIFTHS VOTE.

IF IT DOESN'T GET THREE FIFTHS VOTE, THAT GOES INTO EFFECT SEPTEMBER ONE, BUT FOR OUR PURPOSES, SEPTEMBER ONE IS MIGHT AS WELL BE AUGUST ONE BECAUSE WE HAVE SOME SCHOOLS THAT START IN AUGUST.

SO NOW THERE'S SOME CONVERSATION THAT MANY PORTIONS OF THIS MAY NOT BE IMPLEMENTED FOR ANOTHER YEAR OR TWO OR THREE.

AND THAT'S WHAT WE DON'T KNOW.

SO A LOT DEPENDS ON WHAT HAPPENS THESE LAST FEW DAYS.

THERE ARE SOME THINGS THAT GOT LESS RESTRICTIVE, BUT THERE WERE OTHER THINGS THAT GOT MORE RESTRICTIVE.

SO IT DIDN'T GET MUCH BETTER.

IT JUST GOT DELAYED A LITTLE BIT.

FROM WHAT FROM MY READING OF IT.

OK, AND AS I MENTIONED TO YOU BEFORE, I WOULD HOPE THAT WE WOULD GET THE BEST EXPERTS WE CAN WE HAVE AND TO TAKE A HARD LOOK AT EVERYTHING IN THAT IN THAT BILL IF IT PASSES AND YOU KNOW WHAT WHAT THE WHAT AMBIGUITIES THERE ARE AND TO TRY TO CONTINUE TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN WE'VE BEEN DOING IN THE AREA OF RACIAL EQUALITY, TO THE EXTENT IT IS TO THE EXTENT POSSIBLE THAT IT'S CONSISTENT WITH THE WITH THE LAW OR IF THERE ARE ANY AMBIGUITIES THAT WE RESOLVE THOSE IN FAVOR OF THE THE LOCAL RESOLUTION ON RACIAL EQUITY.

THANK YOU.

I CONCUR AND APPRECIATE YOUR SUGGESTION.

AND WE'RE GOING TO THERE'S GOING TO BE A LONG JOURNEY.

WE'RE GOING THROUGH IT TOGETHER.

AND SO WE INTEND TO BRING SOMEBODY TO YOU NEXT MONTH TO START THAT PROCESS.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE MICCICHE.

ANY FURTHER QUESTIONS? I HAVE ONE QUICK QUESTION I SAW IN THE LEGISLATIVE UPDATE IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN WHEN THE SENATE WAS DISCUSSING THE VIRTUAL BILL, THERE WAS A MENTION OF REQUIRING DISTRICTS THAT PURSUED THIS TO OFFER A HIGH SCHOOL OPTION.

DO YOU KNOW HAVE YOU SEEN ANYTHING WITH THAT? IS THERE TRUTH TO THAT? DID THAT MAKE IT THROUGH? IF SO, WHERE ARE WE AT WITH THAT? I HAVEN'T SEEN THAT LEGISLATION, WE ARE REALLY LOOKING AT THIS CLOSELY.

WE THINK THAT HIGH SCHOOL IS A VIABLE OPTION FOR A VERY SMALL NUMBER OF STUDENTS, BUT DEPENDS ON WHAT HAPPENS HERE.

WE'RE POISED TO DO SOMETHING ON A VERY LIMITED BASIS, BUT ALSO WITH A LOT OF CAVEATS.

AND THE LANGUAGE IS ALSO WRITTEN THAT THIS IS NOT JUST A PLACE TO GO HIDE OUT, THAT IF YOU'RE NOT BEING SUCCESSFUL, YOU LOSE THIS PRIVILEGE OF BEING VIRTUAL.

AND SO WE'RE READY TO STAND IT UP AT THE HIGH SCHOOL IF ALLOWED.

WE'RE PLEASED THAT WE WERE ALLOWED TO HAVE PRE-K TO THREE AS WELL, BECAUSE EVEN OUR HYBRID SCHOOL WAS GOING TO HAVE GRADES, NOT NOW, NOT TO START WITH, BUT EVENTUALLY WAS GOING TO BE A PRE-K 8.

SO MOST OF THE DIRECTION IN THE VIRTUAL BILL HAS BEEN VERY POSITIVE.

AND EVEN SOME HARD LINE PEOPLE IN THE SENATE COMPROMISE A LITTLE BIT TO KEEP IT ALIVE.

SO I DO APPRECIATE EVERYBODY WORKING TOGETHER ON THIS BILL TO GET IT TO WHERE WE ARE.

AND THEN THERE'LL BE A REVIEW AND IN A COUPLE OF YEARS SEE WHAT WORKED AND WHAT DIDN'T WORK.

THANK YOU DR.

HINOJOSA.

MR. PRESIDENT? YES.

ONE OTHER FOLLOW UP QUESTION, IF I MAY.

GO AHEAD.

WITH REGARD TO THE VIRTUAL BILL, IS THAT RESTRICTED TO STUDENTS WITHIN THE DISTRICT OFFERING THE THE VIRTUAL LEARNING OR ARE WE ABLE TO OFFER IT ACROSS THE STATE? THAT WAS ONE COMPROMISE THAT HAD TO BE ON THE TABLE THAT WE COULD ONLY EDUCATE OUR STUDENTS.

AS A PRACTICAL MATTER, YOU KNOW, WE PROBABLY COULDN'T EDUCATE STUDENTS FROM ABILENE.

WE MIGHT BE ABLE TO EDUCATE STUDENTS FROM IRVINE.

BUT THAT WAS ONE THING THAT WAS KEPT IN THE HOUSE BILL.

THAT WAS ONE OF THE BIG POINTS OF CONTENTION BY THE SENATE.

BUT IN THE END, JUST TO KEEP IT ALIVE, THE SENATE COMPROMISED ON THAT.

AND WE'LL REVIEW THAT IN THE NEXT COUPLE IN THE NEXT SESSION.

OK, I APPRECIATE THAT.

BUT THAT ALSO MEANS THAT THE CHARTER SCHOOL NETWORKS THAT ARE OFFERING VIRTUAL LEARNING CONTINUE TO HAVE A MONOPOLY IN TERMS OF THE VIRTUAL LEARNING SERVICES THAT ARE PROVIDED.

WHEREAS IF THAT HADN'T BEEN HADN'T COME OUT THAT WAY, WE PERHAPS COULD HAVE BEEN OFFERING VIRTUAL LEARNING TO OTHER ISDS REALLY AS A SERVICE TO THEM.

BUT NOW THEY'RE STUCK WITH WITH THE.

THERE IS ONE CAVEAT OUT THERE THAT IF A DISTRICT CANNOT OFFER OR DOES NOT

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WANT TO OFFER IT, WE COULD CONTRACT WITH THEM TO OFFER FOR THEIR STUDENTS.

SO THERE IS THAT PROVISION.

BUT YOU'RE RIGHT, THE CHARTERS HAVE NO RESTRICTIONS.

OK, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, WE'RE MOVING ON TO 3.02 BOARD OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE REPORTS, TRUSTEE FLORES.

YEAH I HAVE, THE AUDIT COMMITTEE MEETING ON THE 4TH OF APRIL, MAY 2021.

WE MET ON MAY 27TH, 2021.

TRUSTEES MARSHALL, JOHNSON AND MYSELF WERE PRESENT, TRUSTEE FOREMAN ATTENDED VIA ZOOM.

NON-VOTING COMMITTEE MEMBERS TONY STEVENS AND CHRIS LEWIS WERE IN ATTENDANCE AS WELL.

WE RECEIVED FINANCIAL SERVICES, PRESENTED THE DISTRICT'S FINANCIAL UPDATE AND STATUS OF THE DISTRICT'S MAINTENANCE WORK ORDER SYSTEM.

AND I'M GLAD TO AND PLEASED TO SAY THAT WE ARE MOVING VERY, VERY QUICKLY IN GETTING THAT THE REALLY THE PROGRESS HAS BEEN REMARKABLE.

AND I THINK THE DISTRICT AND THE STAFF NEED TO BE COMMENDED FOR JUST THE DECREASE AND NOT ONLY THE NUMBER, BUT THE WAIT PERIOD ON THOSE.

THERE WERE TWO AUDITS PRESENTED FOR APPROVAL, WHICH INCLUDED A TOTAL OF 12 FINDINGS, WHICH INCLUDED RECOMMENDATIONS TO IMPROVE INTERNAL CONTROLS WHICH HAVE ALREADY BEEN MADE IN CERTAIN AREAS AROUND ACTIVITY FUNDS AND EMPLOYEE TIME CARDS.

ALL THE REPORTS WERE APPROVED.

IN ADDITION, INTERNAL AUDIT PRESENTED RESULTS OF THIRTY FOLLOW UP AUDIT FOLLOW UPS.

ALL THIRTY OUTSTANDING ITEMS HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED BY MANAGEMENT.

INTERNAL QUALITY ASSURANCE REVIEW WAS COMPLETED WITH MINOR, MINOR EXCEPTIONS.

THE DISTRICT HOTLINE REPORT WAS REVIEWED AND THE STATUS OF CURRENT YEAR AUDIT PLAN AND SUFFICIENCY OF DISTRICT RESOURCES WAS REVIEWED.

THE AUDIT COMMITTEE APPROVED MINOR CHANGES TO THE INTERNAL AUDIT CHARTER AUDIT COMMITTEE CHARTER.

THERE WERE NO CHANGES THE FISCAL YEAR 2022 INTERNAL AUDIT BUDGET AND THE FISCAL YEAR 2022 ANNUAL AUDIT PLAN.

AND THAT'S MY REPORT OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE FLORES ANY OTHER COMMITTEE REPORTS? WE WILL MOVE ON TO ITEM 3.03, TRUSTEE REPORTS, DISTRICTS ONE THROUGH NINE WE'LL BEGIN WITH DISTRICT ONE AND GO THROUGH NINE.

SO WE'LL START WITH YOU TRUSTEE FLORES.

THANK YOU, PRESIDENT MACKEY.

SO FIRST, I WANT TO CONGRATULATE TJ CAMILA VARGAS FOR WINNING THE GREEN GARNER SCHOLARSHIP, CAMILA IS A CREATIVE AND HARDWORKING STUDENT WHO HAS OVERCOME ADVERSITY AND HARDSHIP TO REACH THIS GOAL.

CONGRATULATIONS.

AND SHE RECEIVED THE AWARD HERE EARLIER TODAY.

I ALSO WANT TO CONGRATULATE ADRIEN LUNA, THE PRINCIPAL OF NATHAN ADAMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, FOR BEING A PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR NOMINEE.

MR. LUNA'S WORK SHOWCASES HIS PASSION FOR HIS STUDENT'S EDUCATION AND WELL-BEING.

CONGRATULATIONS, PRINCIPAL LUNA, AND KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.

NEXT, KUDOS TO THE WT WHITE LONGHORNS BOYS SOCCER TEAM FOR WINNING THE 2021 DISTRICT CHAMPIONSHIP AND BEING UNDEFEATED.

WAY TO GO, LONGHORNS.

I WANT TO ALSO THANK RELIANT ENERGY.

I WAS AT ED WALKER AND PRESTON WOOD MONTESSORI EARLIER TODAY.

THEY DONATED ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS TO THE DALLAS EDUCATION FOUNDATION TO REPLACE PERFORMING ARTS INSTRUMENTS DISTRICT WIDE AND CERTAIN SCHOOLS, INCLUDING ED WALKER MIDDLE SCHOOL.

WHERE WERE A NUMBER OF THE INSTRUMENTS WERE DAMAGED.

AND I WANT TO ALSO THINK AND ASK MY FELLOW TRUSTEES TO CHEER ON THE ED WALKER ROBO-WOLVES THAT WILL BE COMPETING IN THE ROBOTICS WORLD GLOBAL COMPETITION THIS SATURDAY.

SO WAY TO GO ROBO-WOLVES AND HOPE THEY WIN.

AND THAT'S MY REPORT FOR DISTRICT ONE.

THANK YOU, PRESIDENT MACKEY.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE MARSHALL.

THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.

FIRST, I WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU, PRESIDENT MACKEY, AS WELL AS OUR OTHER NEW BOARD OFFICERS AND ALSO THANK TRUSTEE HENRY FOR HIS SERVICE AS PRESIDENT OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS.

WE ALL MAKE A BIG SACRIFICE SOME TIME AND AWAY AWAY FROM OUR FAMILIES TO SERVE, BUT IT'S PARTICULARLY TIME CONSUMING TO BE PRESIDENT.

SO I APPRECIATE YOU, TRUSTEE HENRY, FOR MAKING THAT ADDED COMMITMENT TO OUR KIDS.

I ALSO WANT TO CONGRATULATE PRINCIPAL JOSEPH SOTELO OF HILLCREST HIGH SCHOOL, WHO WAS LITERALLY JUST A FEW HOURS AGO ANNOUNCED AS THE DISD SECONDARY DISTRICT PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR.

PRINCIPAL SOTELO HAS BEEN AN ADMINISTRATOR FOR DALLAS ISD FOR EIGHT YEARS, ALL AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL, AND WAS PROMOTED TO HILLCREST PRINCIPAL DURING THE SUMMER OF 2018.

HE WAS PREVIOUSLY AT FRANKLIN, WHICH FEEDS INTO HILLCREST.

PRINCIPAL SOTELO IS THE REAL DEAL OF A LEADER.

AND I WANT TO DEEPLY THANK HIM FOR ALL OF HIS HARD WORK FOR OUR KIDS.

ALSO WANT TO THANK THE GREENVILLE AVENUE AREA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION, WHICH IS AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS TO TWO SCHOOLS IN DISTRICT TWO, NORTH DALLAS AND WOODROW, IN ADDITION TO ONE SCHOOL IN DISTRICT THREE AND FOR EACH OF THOSE SCHOOLS, THEY WILL AWARD A TOTAL OF SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR A GRAND TOTAL OF TWENTY ONE THOUSAND.

EACH SCHOOL GETS THIRTY FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS SCHOLARSHIP, TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS SCHOLARSHIP AND A FIFTEEN HUNDRED DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIP.

SO THANK YOU FOR THAT.

I ALSO WANT TO GIVE KUDOS TO THE WOODROW WILSON, WOODROW WILSON HIGH SCHOOL, WHICH HAD 15 STUDENT ATHLETES SIGN UP FOR COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS THIS YEAR.

WAY TO GO, WILDCATS.

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AND I WANT TO THANK PASTOR VENEZUELA AND THE DALLAS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY GOD'S TABLE FOR SUPPORTING NORTH DALLAS HIGH SCHOOL FAMILIES AND THE COMMUNITY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH FARMERS TO FAMILIES FOOD BOXES IN APRIL.

ALSO, CONGRATS TO WOODROW.

THE U.S.

NEWS AND WORLD REPORT RELEASED ITS ANNUAL RANKINGS.

AND FOR THE SIXTH YEAR IN A ROW, WOODROW MADE THE LIST OF BEST HIGH SCHOOLS, IT RANKED IN THE TOP 11 PERCENT OF THE NATION.

ALSO, CONGRATS TO WOODROW WILSON STUDENT MACKENZIE AMAYA FOR BEING THE RECIPIENT OF THE TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS DALLAS COWBOYS AND RELIANT ENERGY COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP ON MAY 4TH, MACKENZIE'S AN IVY SCHOLAR AND AN ELITE ATHLETE ON THE WOODROW WILSON CROSS-COUNTRY, VARSITY BASKETBALL AND VARSITY SOFTBALL TEAM SO WAY TO GO.

I WANT TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO THE ROBOTICS TEAMS IN DISTRICT TWO, ITS SEVERAL NEIGHBORHOOD DALLAS ISD SCHOOLS THAT ARE ADVANCING IN THE COMPETITION.

14 SCHOOLS WITH FIRST LEGO LEAGUE TEAMS, INCLUDING LAKEWOOD ELEMENTARY, ADVANCED TO THE NORTH TEXAS REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP.

LAKEWOOD WILL HEAD TO SAN ANTONIO FOR THE TEXAS CUP AT THE ALAMO DOME IN JUNE.

AND THE ROBO-CATS AT WOODROW ARE ALSO MOVING ON TO THE TEXAS CUP.

SO CONGRATS TO THE ROBOTICS TEAMS. ALSO WANT TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO THE WOODROW SPRING MUSICAL CHICAGO, IT WAS RECENTLY FEATURED ON WFAA.

THE STUDENTS WERE INCREDIBLY EXCITED TO BRING THE MUSICAL BACK THIS YEAR.

I PERSONALLY ENJOYED ATTENDING WITH MY DAUGHTER, AS WE DO EACH YEAR ON A DADDY DAUGHTER DATE.

AND I WANT TO CONGRATULATE THE AMAZING CAST AND SUPPORTING STUDENTS.

LAST OR NEXT TO LAST I WANT TO THANK THE WOODROW CLASS OF 66 THAT TEAMED UP TO GIVE OUT SEVENTY TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS TO STUDENTS OF THEIR SCHOLARSHIP BANQUET THIS YEAR.

I ALSO WANT TO THANK THE WOODROW CLASS OF 66 FOR ATTENDING PROM THIS YEAR.

AND REGISTERING AND CHAPERONING THE STUDENTS IS A GREAT SHOW OF WILDCAT SPIRIT.

AND LASTLY, BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO COACH TONY BENEDETTO AT WOODROW WILSON FOR BEING CHOSEN AS THE DALLAS ATHLETIC COORDINATOR OF THE YEAR.

REMARKABLY, WOODROW RECEIVED FOURTEEN OUT OF 18 POSSIBLE DISTRICT TITLES THIS YEAR IN THE EIGHTEEN SPORTS THAT ARE OFFERED AT WOODROW.

14 OF THEM, THEY WON THE DISTRICT TITLE AND IN SEVENTEEN OUT OF EIGHTEEN OF THOSE TEAMS THEY QUALIFIED FOR PLAYOFFS AND OR REGIONALS.

THIS IS LARGELY DUE TO TONY BENEDETTO'S LEADERSHIP AND THAT OF HIS COACHING STAFF.

THAT CONCLUDES A VERY LENGTHY DISTRICT TWO REPORT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE MARSHALL, TRUSTEE MICCICHE.

THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.

A BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE FOR EMMETT J CONRAD HIGH SCHOOL, THE FIRST SCHOOL IN TEXAS AND THE TENTH IN THE NATION TO EARN LEVEL TWO STATUS IN THE SCHOOL HONOR ROLL PROGRAM INITIATED LAST YEAR BY THE NATIONAL FEDERATION OF STATE HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATIONS.

IN EARNING LEVEL TWO STATUS, MORE THAN 90 PERCENT OF THE COACHES AT CONRAD COMPLETED COURSES THAT PERTAIN SPECIFICALLY TO SPORTS THEY COACH, ALONG WITH FIRST AID, HEALTH AND SAFETY, HEAT ILLNESS PREVENTION AND STUDENT MENTAL HEALTH AND SUICIDE PREVENTION.

CONGRATULATIONS TO JACK LOWE ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL SANDRA BARRIOS ROJAS, A FINALIST FOR THE DISTRICT'S PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR, AND KUDOS TO PRINCIPAL GLORIA KENNEDY OF BALES ELEMENTARY AND PRINCIPAL RYAN BOTT OF BRYAN ADAMS HIGH SCHOOL.

THESE WERE DISTRICT THREE NOMINEES FOR PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR.

AND THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING THE BEST AT WHAT YOU DO.

AND A JOB WELL DONE TO PETER MORRISSEY OF ALEX SANGER PREPARATORY SCHOOL, WHO WAS A FINALIST FOR TEACHER OF THE YEAR IN THE MAGNET CHOICE SCHOOL CATEGORY.

I'D ALSO LIKE TO THANK THE GREENVILLE AVENUE AREA BUSINESS ASSOCIATION FOR AWARDING SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLARS IN SCHOLARSHIPS TO BRIAN ADAMS HIGH SCHOOL, ONE OF THREE DISTRICT SCHOOLS RECEIVING THE AWARDS GIVEN BY THIS MERCHANT GROUP.

WE'LL SOON BE ABLE TO CONGRATULATE THE DESERVING STUDENTS BY NAME.

THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.

THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE MICCICHE, TRUSTEE GARCíA.

THANK YOU, PRESIDENT MACKEY.

CONGRATULATIONS.

ALSO, CONGRATULATIONS TO PRINCIPAL RUBY RAMIREZ OF THE SCHOOL FOR THE TALENTED AND GIFTED IN PLEASANT GROVE, A FINALIST FOR THE 2021 PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR.

CONGRATS TO THE DISTRICT FOUR NOMINEES FOR THAT HONOR.

PRINCIPALS AT KLEBERG ELEMENTARY, SEAGOVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND YOUNG WOMEN STEAM ACADEMY AT BALCH SPRINGS.

THE EARLY LEARNING DEPARTMENT WILL ORGANIZE A PRE-K POP DRIVE THROUGH REGISTRATION AT SPRUCE HIGH SCHOOL THIS SATURDAY FROM 10 A.M.

TO TWO P.M.. PARENTS WHO SEEK TO REGISTER THEIR STUDENTS TO PRE-K AND OTHER GRADES ARE ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND AND WON'T HAVE TO GET OUT OF THE CAR TO DO SO.

THE YOUNG WOMAN STEAM ACADEMY AT BALCH SPRINGS MIDDLE SCHOOL ORGANIZED A DRIVE THROUGH END OF THE YEAR CELEBRATION FOR THE EIGHTH GRADE STUDENTS TODAY.

SAMUELS EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL CORE AND PIANO DEPARTMENT, PRESENTED A MOTHER'S DAY CONCERT AT THE HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM ON SATURDAY, MAY 8TH.

IT FEATURED THE SAMUEL HIGH SCHOOL VOCAL ENSEMBLE AND SOLOIST.

AND GUEST PERFORMERS FROM UNT AND UTD, ALONG WITH DR.

JAVIER OLGUIN, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE DALLAS COLLEGE PLEASANT GROVE CENTER.

NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE ELEMENTARY IS ORGANIZING A VIRTUAL TALENT SHOW.

STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO SEND A VIDEO OF THEMSELVES PERFORMING THEIR SPECIAL TALENTS TO THE SCHOOL BY JUNE THE FOURTH AND LASTLY, FIFTH GRADE AMBASSADORS OF ELEMENTARY CELEBRATED TEACHER APPRECIATION WEEK BY MAKING SCIENCE FOR TEACHERS IN ALL GRADE LEVELS.

THAT CONCLUDES THE DISTRICT FOUR REPORT.

THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.

THANK YOU TRUSTEE GARCIA, TRUSTEE JOHNSON.

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THANK YOU.

PRESIDENT.

CONGRATULATIONS TO SOUTH OAK CLIFF HIGH SCHOOL AND THE SOUTH AND THE SOUTH ALUMNI HARD WORK IN EDUCATING AND PROVIDING ACCESS TO COVID-19 VACCINATIONS TO THE COMMUNITY.

WE SALUTE THE EXEMPLARY JOB YOU HAVE DONE IN ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY AS WE CONTINUE TO COMBAT THE PANDEMIC.

KUDOS TO PRINCIPAL SHERRY ZACHARY, PEASE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND PRINCIPAL SHARON JACKSON OW HOLMES ACADEMY, WHO WERE NOMINATED FOR PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR.

AND I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO PUBLICLY RECOGNIZE FOR BEING NAMED THE DISTRICT-WIDE TEACHER OF THE YEAR.

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO STUDENTS.

THIS IS FOR THIS IS FURTHER INFORMATION THAT DISTRICT FIVE IS HOME TO SOME AMAZING TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS.

CONGRATULATIONS TO SAM COOPER, A STUDENT AT TOWNVIEW TECH WHO WON FIRST PLACE IN THE 4A COMPUTER SCIENCE CATEGORY IN THIS YEAR'S YOU ARE ELECTED IN AN ACADEMIC STATEMENT.

SO THAT WAS ONE OF THE SEVEN STUDENTS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THIS YEAR'S COMPETITION.

AND HE AND HE WAS ALSO A PART OF THE SCHOOL'S COMPUTER SCIENCE TEAM, WHICH WON FIRST PLACE AT STATE, 12 OTHER STUDENTS FROM TOWNVIEW ALSO PLACED IN THE COMPETITION.

SALUTE TO THE THREE DISTRICT FIVE STUDENTS WHO WERE AWARDED SCHOLARSHIPS FOR THEIR OUTSTANDING PARTICIPATION IN THE PARIS CHARITABLE FOUNDATION DEBATE TOURNAMENT.

SCHOLARSHIP AS PART OF THE WINNING AFFIRMATIVE TEAM, AND FRANCESCA GILBERT FROM TAG AND SOPHIA HAYES FROM LAU MAGNET PLACED SECOND AS THEY TOOK ON THE NEGATIVE ARGUMENT.

THEY BOTH RECEIVED A TWENTY FIVE HUNDRED DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIP FOR THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OW HOLMES A TEAM VOLLEYBALL FOR BEING THE DISTRICT CHAMPIONS.

KUDOS TO HOLMS STUDENTS ON BEING SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE C5 TEXAS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM.

WE ARE PROUD OF YOU.

THANK C5 YOUTH FOUNDATION OF TEXAS FOR MAKING THIS HUGE OPPORTUNITY POSSIBLE.

C5 YOUTH FOUNDATION MENTORS CHILDREN THROUGH SEVENTH GRADE TO COLLEGE.

TEN THOUSAND DOLLAR SCHOLARSHIPS UPON HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION.

THANKS FOR EVERYTHING YOU DO IN DISTRICT FIVE.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE JOHNSON, TRUSTEE FOREMAN.

THANK YOU.

DISTRICT SIX IS HOME TO SO MANY GREAT STUDENT ATHLETES AND I SALUTE THEM ALL, BUT I WANT TO GIVE A SPECIAL SALUTE TO THE CARTER HIGH SCHOOL GIRL ATHLETES WHO'VE BEEN SHOWING US WHAT GIRL POWER CAN DO.

A BIG SHOUT OUT TO THE CARTER LADY COWBOYS WHO WERE SILVER MEDALIST IN THE FOUR BY 100 METER RELAY AT STATE.

I AM SUPER PROUD OF THEM.

ALSO, CONGRATULATIONS TO SCHOLARSHIP WITH JARVIS CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, AND ABILENE CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY.

YOU GO, GIRLS.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE THREE DISTRICT SIX NOMINEES FOR PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR.

THEY ARE PRINCIPAL SONYA BARNES OF THAT'S JIMMY TYLER .

PRINCIPAL STEPHANIE MCCLOUD OF THE UMPHREY LEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, THE UMPHREY LEE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, AND PRINCIPAL KIMBERLY RICHARDSON OF STEAM ACADEMY, WHO'S PROBABLY BEEN AT THAT SCHOOL LONGER THAN MOST PRINCIPALS WILL EVER DREAM TO BE AT A SCHOOL.

THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR OUR CHILDREN EVERY DAY.

AND AS YOUR TRUSTEE, I AM SUPER PROUD OF YOU AND OUR STUDENTS.

AND LET ME JOIN THE SUPERINTENDENT AND AGAIN CONGRATULATING MS. OF THE YEAR AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL, YOU'RE ONE OF AND NOW EVERYBODY KNOWS IT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE FOREMAN, I WILL READ THE ACCOLADES FOR DISTRICT SEVEN.

FIRST, I'D LIKE TO RECOGNIZE THREE DISTRICT SEVEN PRINCIPALS WHO WERE NOMINATED FOR THE 2021 PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR AWARD.

AND WE GOT SOME GREAT ONES IN DISTRICT SEVEN.

SO CONGRATULATIONS TO PRINCIPAL LOURDES GARDUNO FOR REPRESENTING WINNETKA ELEMENTARY.

PRINCIPAL MARIA YVONNE ROJAS, REPRESENTING GREINER EXPLORATORY ARTS ACADEMY.

WE ARE SO HONORED TO HAVE YOU ALL SERVED DISTRICT SEVEN.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATION TO OUR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES AND ALL THE WORK YOU'VE DONE AT YOUR SCHOOL.

AND CONGRATULATIONS.

DESPITE THE PANDEMIC, DALLAS ISD COMPETITIVE ROBOTICS CONTINUES TO SHINE.

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SO HERE'S A SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO THREE DISTRICT SEVEN SCHOOLS QUINTANA, LO DONALD AND WINNETKA FOR ADVANCING TO THE VEX ROBOTICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE STUDENTS AND THE TEACHERS WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE.

WELL DONE.

I'D ALSO LIKE TO RECOGNIZE LO DONALD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR PARTNERING WITH CHOBANI YOGURT TO BRING STUDENTS A VIRTUAL DAIRY FARM EXPERIENCE WHERE THEY RECEIVED A HANDS ON COOKING LESSON WITH CHOBANI CHEF AND LEARNED ABOUT THE DAIRY INDUSTRY, NUTRITION AND HOW GREEK YOGURT IS MADE.

SOUNDS LIKE A REALLY FUN AND INTERESTING EXPERIENCE.

AND I'D ALSO LIKE TO CONGRATULATE GRADER WHOSE ART WAS SELECTED BY MRS. ABBOTT TO HANG IN THE GOVERNOR'S GALLERY LOCATED IN THE GOVERNOR'S MANSION IN AUSTIN.

HUNDREDS OF STUDENTS FROM ALL OVER TEXAS PARTICIPATED, AND SO SHE WILL BE ATTENDING A SPECIAL RECEPTION THIS SUMMER ON THE LAWN OF THE GOVERNOR'S MANSION.

SO CONGRATULATIONS TO MISS DUNCAN.

AND FINALLY, I DO WANT TO CONGRATULATE AND THANK OUTGOING PRESIDENT JUSTIN HENRY FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP THESE LAST TWO YEARS, TWO TUMULTUOUS YEARS.

I KNOW YOU'RE THE AMOUNT OF TIME, EFFORT AND ENERGY YOU POURED INTO THIS.

YOU'VE GOT EVERYTHING ELSE GOING ON, A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY, JOB, EVERYTHING.

AND YOUR DEDICATION HAS BEEN TRULY AN INSPIRATION.

SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND CONGRATULATIONS, AS WELL AS TO ALL THE OTHER OFFICERS.

AND THIS CONCLUDES MY REPORT.

TRUSTEE CARREON.

THANK YOU.

CONGRATULATIONS TO PRINCIPAL RAYMIE VENABLE OF PL PREP AT SAM HOUSTON FOR BEING NAMED A FINALIST FOR PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR.

SHE IS IN HER NINTH YEAR AS PRINCIPAL AND 21ST YEAR IN EDUCATION.

AFTER SPENDING THE FIRST YEAR OF HER TEACHING CAREER IN DALLAS, SHE SERVED IN THE ROLES OF TEACHER, INSTRUCTIONAL COACH, ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AND PRINCIPAL IN TWO NEIGHBORING DISTRICTS.

SHE RETURNED TO DALLAS ISD TO LEAD THE TRANSFORMATION OF SAM HOUSTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TO A PERSONALIZED LEARNING CAMPUS.

THANK YOU, PRINCIPAL VENABLE.

ALSO SHOUT OUT TO IGNITE MIDDLE SCHOOL SPANISH TEACHER AKASH PATEL FOR RECEIVING THE 2021 GULF COAST EDUCATORS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION APPRECIATED TEACHER AWARD.

CONGRATULATIONS, MR. PATEL, AND KUDOS TO INNOVATION DESIGN ENTREPRENEURSHIP ACADEMY GRADUATING SENIOR CASEY ANDERSON FOR RECEIVING THE SUPERINTENDENT SCHOLARSHIP.

SHE WAS RECENTLY FEATURED ON DALLAS ISD'S THE HUB AND CBS DFW11 FOR OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENTS AS A STUDENT LEADER.

CASEY, YOU MAKE US PROUD.

CONGRATULATIONS, MR. PRESIDENT.

THAT CONCLUDES THE DISTRICT EIGHT REPORT.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE CARREON AND TRUSTEE HENRY.

I WILL NOW PRESENT THE ACCOLADES FOR DISTRICT NINE.

FIRST, I'M INCREDIBLY PROUD TO SHARE A PUBLIC RECOGNITION FOR NOT ONE BUT TWO DALLAS ISD PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR FINALIST FOR THE DEDICATED WORK SUPPORTING DISTRICT NINE STUDENTS, FAMILIES AND STAFF, STARTING WITH PRINCIPAL LEARNING COMMUNITY EDUCATOR SINCE 2006 AND HAS HELD THE REINS AS PRINCIPAL AT HENRY B GONZALES SINCE 2014, HE DESERVES CREDIT FOR FACILITATING THE SCHOOL'S TRANSFORMATION TO A PERSONALIZED LEARNING ACADEMY THAT EARNED A 2019 A RATING FROM THE TEA.

AS AN UPDATE TO THIS INFORMATION.

TODAY, HE WAS ACTUALLY AWARDED AS THE WINNER OF PRINCIPAL YEAR FOR OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

SO AGAIN, PRINCIPAL RAY, IF YOU HAVEN'T VISITED THE CAMPUS, IS A PHENOMENAL CAMPUS, PHENOMENAL COMMUNITY THAT SURROUNDS THE CAMPUS.

AND HE'S A PHENOMENAL LEADER.

SECOND, I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE PRINCIPAL FROM THE GREAT JAMES MADISON HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL MARIAN WILLARD.

A PROUD DALLAS ISD ALUMNI HAS HELPED CREATE GREAT OUTCOMES FOR STUDENTS FOR FOUR DECADES, INCLUDING 13 YEARS AS PRINCIPAL AT THE GREAT JAMES MADISON HIGH SCHOOL.

SHE'S AN EDUCATOR WITH THE HEART FOR SUPPORTING STRUGGLING STUDENTS AND MENTORING NEW PRINCIPALS AND INCOMING EDUCATORS.

MS. WILLARD IS TRULY A LEGEND AND NOT ONLY THE SUNNY SOUTH DALLAS COMMUNITY, BUT IN THE DALLAS COMMUNITY AS A WHOLE.

SO CONGRATS TO HER.

SHE WAS PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR FINALIST.

IF IT WAS UP TO ME, SHE'D WIN THAT AWARD.

CONGRATS AS WELL TO PRINCIPAL ENRIQUE RODRIGUEZ OF TATUM ELEMENTARY, WHO WAS A NOMINEE IN DISTRICT NINE FOR PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR.

WE DEFINITELY APPRECIATE YOU PRINCIPAL RODRIGUEZ.

ALSO WOULD ACKNOWLEDGE THE MADISON GIRLS TRACK.

THEY TOOK GOLD IN THE FOUR BY 200 RELAY AND THE UIL CLASS THREE A.

THEIR VICTORY GAVE DISD BRAGGING RIGHTS IN THE STATE AND A STATE TITLE AND TRACK AND FIELD.

CONTINUE TO SEE GREAT SUCCESS COMING FROM THE GREAT JAMES MADISON HIGH SCHOOL.

I ALSO WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE AGAIN, ONE OF OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS, WE HAD A DONATION OF OVER 200,000 FACEMASK.

SO I WANT TO EXPRESS APPRECIATION TO THE CHILD POVERTY ACTION FOR THE DONATION OF TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND FACEMASKS, ONE HUNDRED THOUSAND FOR TEACHERS AND 100,000 FOR STUDENTS VALUED AT FIFTY SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS.

THIS GENEROUS DONATION WILL HELP THE DISTRICT CONTINUE TO SAFEGUARD THE HEALTH OF STAFF AND STUDENTS AS A RETURN TO IN-PERSON LEARNING.

THAT CONCLUDES THE DISTRICT NINE ACCOLADES.

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AND PRESIDENT MACKEY, YOU HAVE THE FLOOR.

THANK YOU PRESIDENT OR.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE HENRY.

IT'S GOING TO TAKE SOME HABITS.

OUR AGENDA NOW CALLS FOR THE PUBLIC FORUM SEGMENT OF OUR MEETING, MS.

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GRANT, WILL YOU PLEASE CALL OUR SPEAKERS? OUR FIRST SPEAKER IS CARLOS GARCIA.

MY NAME IS CARLOS.

I'M THOROUGHLY UNIMPRESSED WITH MOST OF THE WORK BEING DONE BY THE RACIAL EQUITY OFFICE, WE HEAR PRESENTATIONS EACH MONTH THAT ARE SURFACE LEVEL.

THEN THE BOARD ASKS SURFACE LEVEL QUESTIONS AND GIVES PRAISE FOR NO REAL WORK DONE.

YOUR RACIAL EQUITY LEADERS CAN'T SPEAK ON WHAT'S ACTUALLY GOING ON IN THE DISTRICT, SO THEY BRING PEOPLE IN TO SPEAK TO IT, FRAMING THE REPORTS AROUND THEIR PILLARS ALLOWS THEM TO IGNORE ALL OF THE SERIOUS PROBLEMS GOING ON IN THE DISTRICT.

THEY TALK ABOUT THEIR BLACK MALE INITIATIVES IN THE FALL.

WHEN ARE WE GOING TO FIND OUT HOW THAT WENT? DID THEY STAY? DID THEIR STUDENTS APPRECIATE HAVING A BLACK MALE TEACHER? HOW DID YOU MEASURE THAT, ARE THEY COMING BACK? WHY ISN'T THAT SOMETHING THEY'VE BEEN REPORTING ON ALL YEAR? ONE CONSISTENT INITIATIVE I'VE APPRECIATED.

IS THE FACT THAT YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THE RACISM AGAINST ASIANS BY RECOGNIZING AAPI HERITAGE MONTH AND IT WAS REMARKABLE AND FRANKLY SHOCKING, I EXPECT THE SAME TO HAPPEN IN THE FALL FOR HISPANIC HERITAGE MONTH.

THAT'S IT, DO BETTER, STOP BEING SO COMPLACENT, STOP FAILING AND FALLING FOR THE SUPERFICIAL EQUITY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS BILL BETSON.

HELLO.

I WAS ABLE TO LISTEN BILL BETSON 6717 CLIFF WOOD DALLAS, I WAS ABLE TO LISTEN TO THE PRESENTATIONS THIS AFTERNOON BY AT LEAST FOUR LAW FIRMS WHO ARE WANTING TO HELP MANAGE THE REDISTRICTING PROCESS FOR DALLAS ISD.

IT WAS AN INCREDIBLE SPREAD OF CAPABILITY.

BUT ONE OF THE LAW FIRMS ACTUALLY PRESENTED DATA THAT WAS VERY IMPRESSIVE.

THE AMERICAN COMMUNITY SURVEY DATA CALLED ACS FOR SHORT.

IT BASICALLY GIVES WHAT WE CAN PROBABLY ANTICIPATE IN THE CHANGES FOR NEXT YEAR.

AND LOOKING AT DISD DATA THAT THEY GAVE US THIS AFTERNOON, DISTRICTS EIGHT AND THREE ARE TOO SMALL AND MUST BE ENLARGED BECAUSE THEY ARE MORE THAN 10 PERCENT BENEATH WHAT IS CONSIDERED THE MINIMUM STANDARD.

HOWEVER, THERE ARE TWO OTHER DISTRICTS THAT ARE FAR TOO BIG.

DISTRICT FOUR IS OVER 20 PERCENT TOO BIG AND DISTRICT NINE IS ALMOST 30 PERCENT TOO BIG.

SO ANYHOW, IT LOOKS LIKE OUR POPULATION IN DALLAS IS BASICALLY MOVING EAST AND SOUTH.

SO THAT'S INTERESTING.

I STRONGLY AGREE WITH THE COMMENT MADE ABOUT FEEDER PATTERNS.

I REALLY THINK THAT AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE IN THE REDISTRICTING, WE SHOULD INCLUDE COMPLETE FEEDER PATTERNS IN EVERY DISTRICT WHERE THAT IS POSSIBLE.

FINALLY, I WOULD STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU ONE THING THAT HAPPENED IN THIS AFTERNOON, YOU ASK THOSE ATTORNEYS, WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THAT DISD CAN DO FOR A SUCCESSFUL REDISTRICTING? EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE FIRMS GAVE THE SAME ANSWER.

THEY SAID TAKE COMMUNITY INPUT OFTEN, HAVE MANY COMMUNITY MEETINGS.

AND I STRONGLY AGREE WITH THAT.

I HOPE YOU WILL HAVE ONLINE REDISTRICTING POSSIBLE SO THE PUBLIC CAN DO THE REDISTRICTING AND SUBMIT POSSIBLE MAPS FOLLOWING THE GUIDELINES.

I WOULD STRONGLY RECOMMEND FOLLOWING THE EXAMPLE OF DALLAS CITY COUNCIL, THEY DID IT GREAT LAST YEAR.

FINALLY, FIRST STEP IN THE PROCESS ONCE WE GET THE NEW DATA.

IN SEPTEMBER, THE NEW POPULATION DATA IS TO ACTUALLY LOCATE THE NINE POPULATION CENTERS INSIDE DISD SO WE CAN ACTUALLY SEE WHAT SHOULD BE THE CENTER FOR EACH OF THE NINE DISTRICTS.

AND THEN FROM THOSE AND NO MATTER WHO DOES THE CALCULATION, THEY SHOULD BE THE SAME NINE POINTS BECAUSE IT'S A MATHEMATICAL FORMULA YOU WILL DO USING THE CENSUS DATA THAT WE GET.

NOW ONCE YOU GET THOSE NINE DOTS, THEN YOU CAN WORK ON BOUNDARIES USING MAJOR

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THOROUGHFARES, ET CETERA, FOR THE BOUNDARIES.

BUT THAT GETS THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS SUZANNE JONES.

GOOD EVENING, I'M DR.

SUZANNE JONES, AND I'M A FORMER K-12 TEACHER AND COLLEGE PROFESSOR, I AM READING THIS LETTER ON BEHALF OF A TEACHER WHO PREFERS TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS.

THERE ARE A FEW REASONS WHY I BELIEVE WE ALL DESERVE A MINIMUM SEVEN PERCENT RAISE.

EACH ONE OF US HAS GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND TO KEEP OUR STUDENTS SAFE AND OURSELVES SAFE FROM COVID-19.

I WENT TO WORK WITH AN UNDERLYING HEALTH CONDITION, SCARED FOR MY LIFE AND SCARED I WOULD COME HOME AND PASS IT TO MY PREGNANT DAUGHTER AND OR MY TODDLER GRANDDAUGHTER.

WELL, UNFORTUNATELY, I DID CONTRACT COVID AND MORE THAN LIKELY FROM ONE OF MY YOUNG STUDENTS WHO ARE TOO YOUNG TO COMPREHEND HOW TO FOLLOW SAFETY PROTOCOLS OR HOW TO KEEP THEIR MASKS ON.

IT TOOK TWO MONTHS FOR ME TO RECEIVE MY PPE FROM THE DISTRICT.

I HAD TO USE MY OWN MONEY REPEATEDLY TO BUY STUDENT MASKS, HAND SANITIZERS, LYSOL, CLEANING SUPPLIES, GLOVES AND A THERMOMETER.

ALSO TEACHING BOTH IN PERSON AND VIRTUALLY WAS A CHALLENGE.

AND BECAUSE I WORK OFFSITE, I DIDN'T HAVE THE OPTION TO WORK VIRTUALLY.

THE DAYCARE CENTER I WORK AT WAS OPEN, SO WE HAD TO TEACH IN PERSON.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST, SO MANY OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS GAVE STIPENDS EXTRA SUPPORT AND GAVE TEACHERS THE ABILITY TO WORK VIRTUALLY.

I HAVE GIVEN MANY YEARS TO DALLAS ISD AND IN RETURN I NEVER FEEL APPRECIATED OR FAIRLY COMPENSATED.

I FEEL LIKE ONLY BRAND NEW TEACHERS GET COMPENSATED FAIRLY.

BUT ONCE YOU HAVE GIVEN DISD SEVERAL YEARS OF YOUR LIFE, THE RAISES ARE NOT EQUAL TO YOUR EXPERIENCE.

WE ARE A HUGE SCHOOL DISTRICT WITH A LOT OF MONEY AND RESOURCES THAT NEED TO BE GIVEN TO THE TEACHERS BECAUSE WE ARE THE ONES IN THE CLASSROOMS. I KNOW I CAN MOVE DISTRICTS.

SO MANY OF US CAN DO THAT, BUT WE CHOOSE TO STAY.

IF WE DO NOT GET A MINIMUM SEVEN PERCENT RAISE, YOU WILL BE LOSING MANY EXCELLENT AND HARDWORKING TEACHERS AND I AM ONE OF THEM.

DR. HINOJOSA, PLEASE HEAR US AND HELP US.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS ROBERT ROBERT OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS MARICELA ZUNIGA.

OK, GOOD EVENING, TRUSTEES, SUPERINTENDENT HINOJOSA.

MY NAME IS MARICELA ZUNIGA, AND I'M A TEACHER IN DISD ONE OF YOUR BOOTS ON THE GROUND.

I AM ALSO A MEMBER OF ALLIANCE AFT.

I'M SPEAKING TO YOU ABOUT THE VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE OF EMPLOYEE SALARY INCREASES OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS.

OUR UNION HAS A COMMITTEE HAVE COME UP WITH TWO SEPARATE PAY PROPOSALS, ONE FOR SUPPORT STAFF AND THE OTHER FOR CERTIFIED.

FOR SUPPORT EMPLOYEES WE'RE ARE PROPOSING DISD IMPLEMENT AN INCREASE OF FIVE PERCENT ACROSS THE BOARD WITH ONE THOUSAND DOLLAR BONUSES IN JANUARY OF 2022.

FOR CERTIFIED PROFESSIONALS.

WE ARE ASKING EMPLOYEES TO BE GIVEN A SEVEN PERCENT SALARY INCREASE AFTER SUCH A DIFFICULT YEAR.

I KNOW MANY OF US WOULD LIKE TO PUT THIS BEHIND US.

I KNOW I WOULD.

HOWEVER, IT'S IMPORTANT TO REMEMBER JUST HOW DIFFICULT THIS YEAR WAS FOR OUR EDUCATORS AND TO ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR HARD WORK AND SACRIFICE.

NOT ONLY DO WE ENDURE A GLOBAL PANDEMIC WHICH CLAIMED WAY ONE TOO MANY LIVES OF OUR EDUCATORS, WE ALSO HAD A DEVASTATING WINTER STORM.

TEACHERS HAVE TO WORK TWICE AS HARD WITH BOTH IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL STUDENTS.

ON TOP OF THAT, MANY EMPLOYEES HAVE AT ADDED FINANCIAL PRESSURES.

IN CASE YOU ARE NOT AWARE, MANY OF OUR EMPLOYEES STILL CANNOT AFFORD THE INSURANCE PREMIUMS. OTHER DISEASES AND ILLNESSES ARE NOT GOING TO TAKE A BACKSEAT BECAUSE WE'RE IN A PANDEMIC OR BECAUSE PEOPLE CAN'T AFFORD INSURANCE.

SO GETTING SICK RIGHT NOW IS EXTREMELY STRESSFUL AND COSTLY.

THOUSANDS OF OUR EMPLOYEES WHO NORMALLY WORK SECOND JOBS HAVE BEEN LAID OFF OR HAVE HAD THEIR HOURS CUT.

THESE ARE THE SAME EMPLOYEES WHO RISKED THEIR LIVES EVERY DAY TO KEEP OUR SCHOOLS CLEAN, STUDENTS FEED, SAFE AND EDUCATED.

OTHER DISTRICTS ARE HANDING OUT LARGE STIPENDS RAISES TO SHOW THEIR EMPLOYEES HOW MUCH THEY ARE APPRECIATED.

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IN DALLAS, WE ARE ASKING YOU TO RISK YOUR LIFE WITH LITTLE TO NO PAY INCREASE.

THE U.S.

EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM IS BUILT ON THE EXPECTED FREE LABOR OF ITS EMPLOYEES.

DALLAS ISD NEEDS TO BE LEADERS AND SHOW THAT OUR DISTRICT IS NOT BUILT ON THAT.

VOTE YES ON ALLIANCE AFTS SALARY INCREASE PROPOSAL.

THANK YOU.

AND I NOW RELINQUISH MY TIME.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS BRENDA JACKSON.

GOOD EVENING.

I'M A PROUD TEACHER FROM J.P.

STARKS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, AND I SUPPORT THE PROPOSED SEVEN PERCENT INCREASE FOR TEACHERS AND FIVE PERCENT INCREASE FOR SUPPORT STAFF.

THE DISTRICT MUST SUPPORT ESSENTIAL TEACHERS AND STAFF WHO CONTRIBUTE TO THE SUCCESS OF THE DAILY OPERATION WITH OR WITHOUT A PANDEMIC, WHICH IS NOT OVER.

I READ AN ARTICLE DAYS AGO ABOUT DISD RECEIVING COVID RELIEF FUNDS TO HIRE OUTSIDE AGENCIES TO RUN AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING, TUTORING AND CLUBS.

I BELIEVE THAT THAT'S AN EXCELLENT PLAN CONSIDERING OUR CAMPUS WILL BE AN INTERSECTION CAMPUS FOR THE 21 22 SCHOOL YEAR.

HIRING AN OUTSIDE AGENCY TO PROVIDE AFTERSCHOOL SUPPORT WOULD GIVE EDUCATORS TIME TO FOCUS ON LESSON PLANNING INSTEAD OF RACING TO THE CAFETERIA TO PROVIDE TUTORING AND CLUB ACTIVITIES.

HOWEVER, IF THE EXPECTATION IS FOR TEACHERS TO TAKE ON ADDITIONAL HOURS TO SUBSIDIZE THE LACK OF OUTSIDE AGENCIES TO SUPPORT THE PROGRAM, THAT WOULD BE A HUGE AND UNFAIR ASK FOR TEACHERS WHO ALREADY WORK ADDITIONAL WEEKS THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR.

EDUCATORS HAVE BEEN ON THE FRONT LINES SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.

I HAVE WORKED FACE TO FACE IN THE CLASSROOM SINCE SCHOOL STARTED.

I AM TETHERED TO A COMPUTER MOST DAYS IN A SCHOOL WITH NO OPERATIONAL WINDOWS.

WITH THE PANDEMIC, MY HEALTH AND QUALITY OF LIFE NOW INVOLVES AN EVEN GREATER HEALTH RISK.

THE NEW CHANGES IN MY HEALTH CARE POLICIES ARE CONCERNING.

IT COST ME FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS TO GO TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM.

A THOUSAND DOLLARS TO RIDE IN AN AMBULANCE AND CARE NOW WON'T EVEN ACCEPT MY HEALTH CARE POLICY, SO I MUST TAKE CARE OF MY PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH.

WE GIVE TWO HUNDRED AND TWELVE PERCENT EFFORT TO SERVE OUR STUDENTS AND WE SHOULD HAVE AFFORDABLE, QUALITY HEALTH CARE, A VENTILATION SYSTEM THAT BRINGS IN FRESH AIR AND TIME TO TAKE CARE OF OUR MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH.

I STAND FIRMLY FOR THE SEVEN PERCENT INCREASE FOR TEACHERS AND FIVE PERCENT INCREASE FOR SUPPORT STAFF.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS ROSEMARY KURTZ.

HELLO, MY NAME IS ROSIE KURTZ.

I'M A HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER IN DISD AND A MEMBER OF ALLIANCE AFT, I MIGHT HAVE WRITTEN THE SPEECH DURING MY LUNCH PERIOD, EXCEPT I DON'T HAVE A REAL LUNCH PERIOD THIS YEAR.

NO ONE IS FORMALLY TAKING IT AWAY FROM ME.

IT'S JUST THE REALITY OF THE SITUATION.

I HAVE LUNCH IN THE MIDDLE OF MY SECOND PERIOD AND IT IS AN EXERCISE IN FUTILITY TO START A ZOOM CLASS, GET EVERYONE ON VIRTUALLY AND THEN CLOSE IT FOR LUNCH AND HOPE AND PRAY THAT THEY'LL RETURN IN HALF AN HOUR.

SO INSTEAD, MY IN-PERSON STUDENTS GO TO LUNCH.

I STAY ON THE ZOOM WITH MY VIRTUAL STUDENTS THROUGHOUT THE LUNCH PERIOD.

AND SHORTLY AFTER THE IN-PERSON STUDENTS GET BACK, I LET MY VIRTUAL STUDENTS LEAVE AND FINISH CLASS WITH MY IN-PERSON STUDENTS.

THERE'S SIMPLY NOT ANY BETTER WAY TO NAVIGATE THE SITUATION.

OTHER TEACHERS HAVE CERTAINLY DEALT WITH GREATER DIFFICULTIES THAN THIS DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR, COVID-19 VACCINES WERE NOT BROADLY AVAILABLE UNTIL THE SPRING.

SO FOR MOST OF THE SCHOOL YEAR, TEACHERS AND STAFF HAD TO LIVE IN FEAR EVERY DAY AT SCHOOL.

WE WATCHED COLLEAGUES IN DISD AND OTHER DISTRICTS DIE AFTER BEING EXPOSED TO COVID AT SCHOOL.

BESIDES RISKING OUR LIVES, TEACHERS ALSO QUICKLY LEARNED A VARIETY OF NEW VIRTUAL LEARNING PLATFORMS, COMPLETELY OVERHAULED HOW WE GIVE INSTRUCTION AND REVAMPED HOW WE WRITE AND SCORE ASSIGNMENTS.

THIS WAS IN BETWEEN THE COUNTLESS CALLS WE'VE BEEN REQUIRED TO MAKE TO TRY TO TRACK DOWN FAILING OR ABSENT STUDENTS, OF WHICH THERE HAVE BEEN MANY THIS YEAR.

I'M GRATEFUL THAT DISD LISTENED TO OUR TEACHERS CALLING FOR THE SUSPENSION OF TEI THIS YEAR.

IT WOULD HAVE CIRCUMSTANCES.

HOWEVER, THE DISTRICT CANNOT SIMPLY ELIMINATE THE ONLY WAY FOR A TEACHER TO EARN A RAISE AND NOT PROVIDE ANY KIND OF RAISE OR STIPEND IN ITS PLACE.

TO DO SO IS LEAVING ALL DISD TEACHERS COMPLETELY TRAPPED, OFFERING A TWO TO 2.5 PERCENT INCREASE.

THAT DOESN'T COME CLOSE TO COVERING THE RISING COST OF LIVING AND HEALTH INSURANCE IS A JOKE.

I KEEP SEEING THE PHRASE ABOVE AND BEYOND USE TO DESCRIBE THE ACTIONS OF TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF THIS YEAR.

I SEE THIS PHRASE IN THE NUMEROUS ARTICLES PUBLISHED ACROSS TEXAS ABOUT THE BONUSES AND RAISES THAT OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS HAVE GIVEN THEIR EMPLOYEES TO HONOR THE

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DIFFICULT CIRCUMSTANCES THAT WE HAVE WORKED UNDER.

MAYBE DISD DOESN'T THINK THAT ITS TEACHERS HAVE GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND.

MAYBE DISD DOESN'T VALUE THE EXTRA EFFORT THAT OUR SUPPORT STAFF HAVE PUT IN.

THE TAS AT MY SCHOOL HAVE DEVOTED A RIDICULOUS NUMBER OF HOURS TO LEARNING EACH TEACHER'S DIFFERENT ORGANIZATION OF THEIR GOOGLE CLASSROOM, PROVIDING EXTRA PROCTORING FOR TESTS STRETCHED OUT ACROSS MORE CLASSROOMS AND DAYS TO ALLOW FOR SOCIAL DISTANCING, OFFERING AROUND THE CLOCK TECH SUPPORT TO TEACHERS AND STUDENTS ALIKE AND THE NUMBER OF CALLS HOME THAT THE TAS AT MY SCHOOL HAVE HAD TO MAKE SCORES OF THEM EVERY WEEK.

ALLIANCE AFT IS REQUESTING THAT DISD GIVE ALL TEACHERS IN ACROSS THE BOARD SEVEN PERCENT RAISE AND ALL SUPPORT STAFF, A FIVE PERCENT RAISE AND THOUSAND DOLLAR STIPEND.

LET ME PROVIDE THE SCHOOL BOARD WITH SOME OPTIONS.

A THE TRUSTEES DO NOT VALUE THE WORK FOR TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF HAVE PUT IN THIS YEAR, B THE TRUSTEES WHO ARE COMPLETELY OUT OF TOUCH WITH THE DISTRICT AND JUST HAVE NO IDEA THE WORK AND EFFORT THAT WE HAVE PUT IN THIS YEAR OR C THE TRUSTEES ARE AWARE OF OUR WORK AND VALUE IT AND ARE THEREFORE EAGER AND WILLING TO DO WHAT IT TAKES TO PROVIDE A SUBSTANTIAL RAISE TO TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF IN RECOGNITION OF OUR SERVICE.

I KNOW THAT THE TRUSTEES AND ADMIN OF DISD ARE BIG FANS OF MULTIPLE CHOICE TESTS.

I HOPE THAT THEY CHOOSE THE RIGHT ANSWER ON THAT ONE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS GEORGE WRANGELL.

GOOD EVENING, PRESIDENT MACKEY, TRUSTEES, SUPERINTENDENT HINOJOSA, MY NAME IS GEORGE WRANGELL I'M THE VICE PRESIDENT OF ALLIANCE AFT.

THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TO YOU TODAY.

I AM SPEAKING ON COMPENSATION INCREASES FOR EMPLOYEES.

FIRST, LET US AGREE.

WE HAVE EXCEPTIONAL EMPLOYEES IN DALLAS ISD.

FACULTY AND STAFF THEY HAVE GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY, IN MANY CASES PUTTING THE PROFESSION BEFORE THE FAMILY.

TEACHERS WENT TO HOMES DURING THE PANDEMIC TO CHECK ON STUDENTS AND DELIVER PACKETS OF MATERIALS SO STUDENTS WOULD NOT FALL BEHIND.

CUSTODIANS SLEPT IN SCHOOLS TO MAKE SURE THE PIPES DIDN'T FREEZE, LEAVING THEIR FAMILIES AT HOME SO STUDENTS WOULD NOT HAVE TO YET SUFFER ANOTHER SETBACK.

KEEP IN MIND, THESE SAME CUSTODIANS ARE THOSE WHOSE SALARIES WERE REDUCED BY 10 PERCENT IN 2011.

THAT SHOULD LET YOU KNOW THESE EMPLOYEES ARE NOT JUST NUMBERS.

THEY TELL YOU THE STORY OF HOW DEDICATED THEY ARE TO THEIR JOB.

CAFETERIA EMPLOYEES PREPARED MEALS DURING THE PANDEMIC, DESPITE THE HEALTH RISKS THEY FACED, PROVIDED BAGS OF FOOD FOR FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES AND RECEIVED NATIONAL RECOGNITION IN TIME MAGAZINE.

TEACHER ASSISTANTS STEPPED STEPPED UP TO COVER CLASSES IN TIMES WHEN SUBSTITUTES WERE IN SHORT DEMAND.

TRANSPORTATION EMPLOYEES WERE FORCED TO PACK THE BUSSES BECAUSE THEY COULD NOT AFFORD SOCIAL DISTANCING AND AT TIMES DOING IT WITHOUT HAVING THE PROPER PPE TO DO THE JOB.

NOW THAT IT'S TIME TO COMPENSATE THEM ACCORDINGLY, SUDDENLY THEY ARE NOT AS EXCEPTIONAL.

WE ASK THAT YOU FIND IN THE BUDGET FUNDS TO COMPENSATE THESE EXCEPTIONAL EMPLOYEES, A 10 PERCENT INCREASE ON IN FACT, MANY OF OUR VETERAN EMPLOYEES WILL RECEIVE LESS THAN TWO PERCENT BECAUSE THEY MAKE OVER THE CALLING OUR EMPLOYEES HEROES IN THE MEDIA AFTER THEY STAY OVERNIGHT AT THE CAMPUS TO SAVE PIPES IS WELL AND GOOD.

BUT FOLLOWING THAT UP WITH AN INCREASE WHICH DOESN'T EVEN MATCH INFLATION IS INSULTING.

AS STATED EARLIER, A NUMBER OF DISD EMPLOYEES MADE THE COVER OF TIME MAGAZINE WITH THE CAPTION HEROES OF THE FRONT LINE.

NOW, MANY OF THESE SAME EMPLOYEES WILL TAKE HOME LESS THAN TWO PERCENT PAY CUT WHEN INFLATION IS INCLUDED, PERHAPS.

TIME MAGAZINE SHOULD BE CONTACTED AND THEY CAN RUN THEIR STORY ABOUT HALF OF YOUR EMPLOYEES WHO WERE HELD HEROES ARE NOW HAVING TO FIGHT TO KEEP THEIR SALARIES ON PACE WITH INFLATION.

LET'S GIVE THE PROFESSIONALS A WELL-DESERVED SEVEN PERCENT INCREASE COMPENSATION INCREASE.

LET US FIND MONEY TO GIVE OUR PARAPROFESSIONALS A FIVE PERCENT INCREASE WITH A THOUSAND DOLLAR BONUS IN JANUARY 2022.

LET US DO THE RIGHT THING BY COMPENSATING THESE EXCEPTIONAL EMPLOYEES.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND ATTENTION.

HAVE A NICE MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS ANGELIQUE SANDERS.

GOOD EVENING EVERYONE AND THANK YOU.

GET OFF OF THIS, OK.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE, AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

MY NAME IS ANGELIQUE SANDERS AND I'M THE SCHOOL NURSE CEDAR CREST ELEMENTARY.

AS A PROFESSIONAL SCHOOL NURSE.

I HAVE BEEN AN EMPLOYEE OF DALLAS ISD SINCE 2004.

I AM A REGISTERED NURSE WITH YEARS OF EXPERIENCE.

I'M AN ADVOCATE FOR CHILDREN AND I LOVE MY JOB.

ALL REGISTERED NURSES AND DALLAS ISD HOLD A BACHELOR'S DEGREE AND A LICENSE IN THE STATE OF TEXAS THROUGH THE BOARD OF NURSING EXAMS. MANY OF OUR SCHOOL NURSES IN DALLAS ISD HOLD A MASTER'S DEGREE IN NURSING LIKE MYSELF, AND SOME ARE EVEN NURSE PRACTITIONERS.

ALONG WITH OUR LICENSE, WE EACH HOLD CERTIFICATIONS AND HEARING AND VISION

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SCREENINGS, SCOLIOSIS SCREENING.

FOR THE DISTRICT LIKE MYSELF.

WE HANDLE INJURIES AND ILLNESSES FROM ASTHMA TO CONCUSSION, ALLERGIES, CANCER AND MUCH MORE.

WE ADMINISTER MEDICATIONS AND CONDUCT MEDICAL PROCEDURES ON STUDENTS WITH COMPLEX HEALTH NEEDS, SUCH AS CATHETERIZATIONS, TUBE FEEDINGS, GLUCOSE MONITORING AND TREATMENT FOR DIABETICS, MANAGE VENTILATORS IN SOME SCHOOLS, AND MUCH MORE.

OUR MAIN PURPOSE IS TO REMOVE HEALTH BARRIERS TO LEARNING BY KEEPING OUR STUDENTS AND STAFF HEALTHY AND IN THE CLASSROOM.

INFECTION CONTROL HAS ALWAYS BEEN A PRIORITY FOR HEALTH SERVICE, MAKING SURE OUR STUDENT POPULATION IS PROPERLY IMMUNIZED AND THAT OUR STUDENTS AND STAFF ARE EDUCATED ON INFECTION CONTROL MEASURES REMAIN ON THE TOP OF OUR LIST.

THE COVID POSED A HUGE CHALLENGE TO US AS PROFESSIONAL NURSES.

IN THIS DISTRICT, SCHOOL NURSES HAVE STEPPED UP TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC BY PUTTING OUR OWN LIVES AT RISK TO CARE FOR STUDENTS AND STAFF WHO WILL SHOW SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19 WHILE ON CAMPUS AND OFF CAMPUS.

WE CONDUCT COVID-19 ASSESSMENTS, COVID-19 TESTING AT SOME OF THE SCHOOLS THROUGH THE REFERRALS, COMMUNICATE AND FILE REPORTS WITH DALLAS ISD, COMMUNICATING COMPLETE REPORTS FOR DALLAS COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT, CONDUCT CONTACT TRACING ON STUDENTS AND STAFF AND DO FOLLOW UP ON EACH COVID POSITIVE CASE.

WE HAVE SPENT TREMENDOUS HOURS DOING AND CHARTING CONTACT TRACING ON OUR STAFF AS WELL AS OUR IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL STUDENTS.

SOME OF THE CONTACT TRACING WAS EVEN DONE ON THE WEEKENDS WITHOUT PAY TO ENSURE EVERYONE WHO NEEDED TO BE NOTIFIED TO GO INTO QUARANTINE WERE NOTIFIED AND INFORMED SO THAT THEY COULD HAVE THE RESOURCES NEEDED TO REMAIN HEALTHY AND SAFE.

AS SCHOOL NURSES.

WE ALSO TRY TO STAY ABREAST OF THE EVER CHANGING INFORMATION AT THE PANDEMIC BROUGHT ON.

WE MAKE SURE THAT OUR STUDENTS, PARENTS AND STAFF ARE INFORMED BY CONDUCTING VIRTUAL EDUCATIONAL PRESENTATIONS, SENDING OUT EMAILS AND INFORMATION THROUGH OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS, WEBSITES, SCHOOL NURSE NEWSLETTERS, AND BY DOING CAMPUS PRESENTATIONS AS WE WANT TO ENSURE THAT EVERY STUDENT IS IN ATTENDANCE, ATTENDANCE AND ARE HEALTHY AND READY TO LEARN.

AS PROFESSIONAL NURSES, WE HAVE ALL GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND WITH THE CHALLENGES THIS YEAR HAS BROUGHT ON.

WE FEEL OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS MARZENA MARZENA HELLO.

HELLO.

OK, YOU HAVE THREE MINUTES TO SPEAK.

HELLO.

THIS YEAR.

TEACHERS HAD TO TAKE ANOTHER ROLE, THE ROLE OF A COUNSELOR AND THE FRIEND TO THE CHILDREN, THIS HAS BEEN A VERY DIFFICULT YEAR.

WE SPENT COUNTLESS HOURS FIGURING OUT HOW TO TEACH IN A HYBRID SITUATION.

TEACHING STUDENTS ONLINE AS WELL AS IN THE CLASSROOM STRETCHED OUR TEACHING CREATIVITY TO THE LIMITS.

HOWEVER, WE PERSEVERED.

WE FOUND THE WAY WE CONTINUED A QUALITY INSTRUCTION IN A CHALLENGING PANDEMIC ENVIRONMENT, CONNECTING EMOTIONALLY WITH ZOOMERS AND THOSE IN THE CLASSROOM.

ALTHOUGH WE MISS THEIR SMILES AND FACIAL EXPRESSIONS HIDDEN BEHIND THE MASKS, WE KEPT TIGHT STANDARDS AND IMPLEMENTED AT THE SAME TIME SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL, SUPPORTIVE WE NEVER GAVE UP CONTEST COMPETITIONS, AFTERSCHOOL PROGRAMS AND VIRTUAL FIELD TRIPS.

MOST OF THOSE EVENTS HAPPENED ON ZOOM.

I CANNOT DESCRIBE TO YOU HOW DIFFICULT TO SPEND SEVEN TO EIGHT HOURS ON VIRTUAL DEBATE COMPETITION.

OUR DEBATE TEACHERS WERE EXHAUSTED AFTER THAT EVENT.

STUDENTS WERE EXASPERATED AS WELL.

THEY ALL MISS THAT PERSONAL CONTACT, BUT AT LEAST THEY THEY DID NOT MISS THEIR DEBATE EXPERIENCE.

WE GAVE THEM A CHANCE TO EXCEL AND THEY WON THE AWARDS.

WE PROCEEDED WITH SCIENCE AND MATH CONTEST.

WE DID UIL.

WE TUTORED IN THE MORNINGS AND IN THE EVENINGS.

I PROVIDED PRIVATE SESSIONS ON ZOOM IN THE EVENING.

AND WHEN THEY STUDENT LONELY AND DEPRESSED AFTER MONTHS BEHIND THE SCREEN, DID NOT FEEL COMFORTABLE SPEAKING IN FRONT OF OTHER STUDENTS IN CLASS AND WANTED A MORE PRIVATE ENVIRONMENT TO GIVE A PRESENTATION.

OFTEN I STARTED THOSE SESSIONS IN SEVEN OR EIGHT P.M.

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AND FINISHED BY 10 P.M.

WE ALL GAVE OUR BEST EFFORT AND ENERGY BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY.

THEIR BOARD MEMBERS AND THE SALARY ADVANCEMENT OPPORTUNITY WAS TAKEN AWAY FROM US, OUR EVALUATIONS CONSISTED SOLELY OF ASSESSMENT BY OUR PRINCIPALS, STUDENT LEARNING OBJECTIVE AND STUDENT SURVEYS.

AS YOU KNOW, COST OF LIVING IN DALLAS COUNTY IS ENORMOUS.

I LIVE IN NORTH DALLAS.

PROPERTY TAXES ARE UNREASONABLY HIGH AND ANYBODY CAN NOTICE PAINFUL SKYROCKETING INFLATION THIS YEAR.

I AM ASKING THE BOARD TO PLEASE CONSIDER A SEVEN PERCENT RAISE FOR THE TEACHERS TO HELP US WITH INCREASED COST OF LIVING.

IT WOULD BE A KIND GESTURE ON YOUR PART TO SHOW APPRECIATION OF OUR EXTRAORDINARY EFFORTS, COMMITMENT AND HIGH PERFORMANCE THIS YEAR, DESPITE THOSE DIRE AND CHALLENGING CIRCUMSTANCES.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS YOLANDA FISHER.

HELLO, MY NAME IS YOLANDA FISHER, I'M THE CAFETERIA MANAGER AT SKYLINE HIGH SCHOOL, ALSO AN AFT MEMBER.

FIRST, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERY MEMBER OF THE BOARD AND OUR SUPERINTENDENT FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK TODAY, AS WELL AS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY WE WERE GIVEN TO SERVE MEALS TO OUR STUDENTS OF DALLAS ISD AND THE COMMUNITY DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE PANDEMIC.

I WAS REALLY SCARED WHEN SCHOOLS OPEN BACK UP BECAUSE EVERYONE WAS COMING BACK TO WORK, MANY OF OUR SUPPORT STAFF CANNOT AFFORD THE HEALTH INSURANCE THE DISTRICT OFFERS, AND THE STARTING PAY FOR MOST SUPPORT STAFF IS 10.50 A HOUR.

SO NOW NOT ONLY DO WE CONTEND WITH WORKERS COMING TO WORK WITH THE COLD OR THE FLU IT'S THE COVID.

WE HAVE NO INSURANCE, THERE'S NO DOCTOR.

DO I RISK OTHERS GETTING SICK TO SUPPORT MY FAMILY OR DO I RISK MY LIGHTS GETTING TURNED OFF AND MY FAMILY NOT BEING FED TO STAY AT HOME IN QUARANTINE? SO MANY TOOK THE RISK.

NOW, INSTEAD OF ONE QUARANTINE YOU HAVE IN THE WHOLE KITCHEN OUT QUARANTINE.

AS SUPPORT STAFF, WE WOULD LOVE TO GO HOME AND COOK DINNER AND DO HOMEWORK WITH OUR CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN, WE ARE RAISING.

INSTEAD WE ARE HAVING TO WORK A SECOND JOB TO SUPPORT OUR FAMILIES.

WE WOULD LIKE THE BOARD TO LOOK AT OUR SUPPORT PAY AGAIN.

WE NEED A RAISE SO WE CAN AFFORD HEALTH INSURANCE TO GET A WELL CHECK UP, TO SHOW UP AT WORK AND SERVE OUR STUDENTS IN GOOD HEALTH AND PAY ALL OUR BILLS, NOT JUST HALF OUR BILLS.

MY TAG LINE FOR DALLAS ISD IS A GREAT PLACE FOR EDUCATION.

IT'S A GREAT PLACE TO BE AND A GREAT PLACE TO LEARN.

I WOULD LOVE TO ADD A GREAT PLACE TO EARN AS WELL.

THEN WE WOULD BE LIKE DISNEYLAND, THE HAPPIEST PLACE ON EARTH, AND LAST IN CLOSING ME AND MY TEAM WOULD LIKE.

WE'D LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE AT THE ISD AND THE BOARD AND SUPERINTENDENT FOR ALL THE GREAT SUPPORT WE HAVE, ON BEING CHOSEN FOR THE COVER OF TIME MAGAZINE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS NICOLE NICOLE HI MY NAME IS NICOLE PALACIOS.

I AM IN ALSO IN SUPPORT OF THE SEVEN PERCENT INCREASE.

I HAVE BEEN SAVING ALL FOUR YEARS OF MY TEACHING CAREER IN ASPIRATIONS OF BECOMING A HOMEOWNER.

HOWEVER, THE UNPRECEDENTED INFLATION IN THE HOUSING MARKET DUE TO THE VIRUS HAS CAUSED ME TO POSTPONE MY DREAM OF OWNING A HOME.

I HAVE ANOTHER GOAL TO CONTINUE MY EDUCATION.

I WOULD LIKE TO GET MY MASTER'S DEGREE, SO I HAD TO MAKE A DECISION.

AND EITHER LIVING PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK IN A NEW HOME OR SAVING FOR GRADUATE SCHOOL WITHOUT INCREASING MY STUDENT DEBT THAT I RECEIVED FROM MY UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE AND I DECIDED TO CHOOSE GRADUATE SCHOOL.

SO MY ASPIRATIONS OF HOME OWNERSHIP CONTINUES TO DELAY, WHICH IS ANOTHER REASON WHY I DEFINITELY SUPPORT THE SEVEN PERCENT INCREASE.

RATE INCREASE.

A LITTLE NERVOUS, THEREFORE, I WILL CONTINUE TO LIVE IN DECENT CONDITIONS WITH SOME UNFAVORABLE ELEMENTS OF APARTMENT LIVING, SIMPLY BECAUSE I CANNOT AFFORD TO BE A HOMEOWNER, A GRADUATE STUDENT AND A SINGLE MOM.

A TEACHER SALARY PUTS ME AT THE BOTTOM OF MIDDLE CLASS LIFE AFFORDABILITY.

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I KNOW MANY EDUCATORS WHO ARE THINKING OF SWITCHING CAREERS TO A MORE LUCRATIVE SALARY OPPORTUNITIES, JOBS THAT VALUE THE SKILLS OF A TEACHER, ESPECIALLY IN THE GROWING TECH INDUSTRY THAT ALLOWS FOR HIGH WAGES AND REMOTE WORK FLEXIBILITY.

I HAVE A DAUGHTER IN PREKINDERGARTEN RIGHT NOW WHO IS A STUDENT IN THIS DISTRICT, BUT BECAUSE OF MY HOURS OF WORK, I WORK AT A HIGH SCHOOL THAT'S ANOTHER EXPENSE IS AFTER SCHOOL CARE IS SO IS JUST ANOTHER INDICATOR OF MY FINANCIAL LIMITATIONS IN MY PROFESSIONAL CAREER AS A TEACHER AND TO THE SERVICE THAT I OFFER TO OUR COMMUNITY AND TO OUR FOR THE FUTURE OF GENERATIONS.

I HAVE A HEART OF AN EDUCATOR, I REALLY LOVE WHAT I DO, I'M VERY PASSIONATE IN THE CLASSROOM, I'M HAPPY AT MY JOB, I'M HAPPY AT MY SCHOOL.

I FEEL FULFILLED FROM THE ROLE THAT I AM DOING, THE SERVICE I'M HERE TO SERVE.

I LOVE SERVING, BUT I DO WISH THAT TEACHERS WERE VALUED MORE AND INCENTIVIZED MORE FOR OUR TIME IN OUR WORK.

WE ARE ESSENTIAL AND INTEGRAL INDIVIDUALS TO SOCIETY AND OUR PAY SHOULD REFLECT THAT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS ANDREW KIRK.

GOOD EVENING.

THIS IS ANDREW KIRK, EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER AND BUILDING LEADER WITH ALLIANCE AFT.

I'M SPEAKING TONIGHT IN SUPPORT OF OUR LOCAL PROPOSALS REGARDING COMPENSATION FOR TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF.

OVER THE COURSE OF THIS YEAR DISD'S EDUCATION WORKERS, HAVE ENGAGED FAMILIES, MASTERED NEW LEARNING PLATFORMS AND ENFORCED PUBLIC HEALTH PROTOCOLS.

WE'VE ALL WORKED TO ADAPT TO A MOSTLY VIRTUAL TEACHING AND LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.

WE'VE ENCOURAGED OUR STUDENTS TO PRACTICE SELF CARE EVEN WHILE WE OFTEN NEGLECT OUR OWN.

SUPPORT PERSONNEL.

MEANWHILE, ARE THE ADHESIVE HOLDING OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITIES TOGETHER ON SO MANY LEVELS FOR MAINTAINING SAFE CAMPUSES, TO ENSURING STUDENTS ACCESS TO NUTRITION.

THIS HAS BEEN A YEAR OF LOSS AND TRAUMA THAT CAN ELICIT FEW DIRECT COMPARISONS.

I'VE SIGNED MORE CONDOLENCE CARDS THIS YEAR THAN I HAVE FOR THE DURATION OF MY SEVEN YEAR TEACHING CAREER.

NEARLY EVERY ONE OF MY COWORKERS HAS CONSOLED A GRIEVING STUDENT.

WE'VE LEARNED TO CHECK ON EACH OTHER AS WELL.

IN A RECENT POLL CONDUCTED BY THE HORACE MANN FOUNDATION, TWENTY SEVEN PERCENT OF K-12 TEACHING FACULTY HAVE INDICATED THEY'RE CONSIDERING LEAVING THE PROFESSION.

TEACHERS LOUNGES ARE FULL OF FATIGUE AND RESIGNATION.

OUR STATE AND DISTRICT ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEMS, ALREADY PUNITIVE AND BURDENSOME BEFORE THE PANDEMIC, HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THAT GENERALIZED EXHAUSTION.

WHILE OUR DISTRICT CONTINUALLY PROMISES TO REVAMP THE FAILED AND RIDICULOUS TEI INSTRUMENT AREA, DISTRICTS AND CHARTER NETWORKS HAVE OTHER PLANS.

A DISTINGUISHED TEACHER IN DALLAS CAN EASILY APPLY TO UPLIFT OR A NEIGHBORING DISTRICT AND RECEIVE A COMPARABLE SALARY DECOUPLED FROM DISD'S ABSURD PERFORMANCE METRICS.

RAISES FOR SUPPORT STAFF ARE LONG OVERDUE, ESPECIALLY CONSIDERING THE NUMEROUS RISKS THEY'VE FACED THIS YEAR.

WHAT IS CLEAR IS THAT THE CONDITIONS OF OUR LABOR HAVE IRREVOCABLY CHANGED, AS IS THE CASE IN OTHER AREAS.

THE PANDEMIC CREATES A SPACE FOR REVISITING WHAT NORMAL IS AND WHICH VERSION OF NORMAL IS ACTUALLY DESIRABLE.

WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO CONSIDER A FUTURE IN WHICH TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF CAN BE FAIRLY COMPENSATED FOR THE EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL LABOR WE PERFORM.

PLEASE RECONSIDER NORMAL FOR THE EDUCATION WORKERS OF DALLAS ISD.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS ASHLEY EVENING I AM, MY NAME IS DR.

DALLAS ISD.

THIS EVENING I AM READING A PREPARED STATEMENT BY ANOTHER DALLAS ISD TEACHER WHO WISHES TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS.

GOOD AFTERNOON, COLLEAGUES, WE ARE HERE SPEAKING WITH YOU SO WE CAN HELP ENSURE THAT TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF HAVE SUFFICIENT PAY IN THIS DISTRICT, WE SEE AND ARE AWARE OF THE FINANCIAL DECISION MAKING PROCESS.

WE SEE THE BUDGETS.

WE KNOW IT IS SOMETIMES DIFFICULT TO MAKE DECISIONS THAT MAY GO AGAINST CERTAIN INTEREST GROUPS.

BUT IN THIS CASE, THE SOLUTION IS QUITE LOGICAL AND A BIT SIMPLE.

WE ARE WHERE YOU ALL ARE RECEIVING AT LEAST THREE HUNDRED MILLION DOLLARS IN FEDERAL COVID RELIEF.

THE DISTRICT'S REVENUE PROJECTIONS WERE ALREADY BETTER THAN EXPECTED.

THIS DISTRICT'S TOTAL OPERATING BUDGET IS ABOUT ONE POINT FIVE BILLION

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DOLLARS.

THE COST OF OUR COMPENSATION PROPOSAL WOULD BE ABOUT 75 TO 80 MILLION DOLLARS OR THE PRICE OF THE AVERAGE HOME IN DALLAS.

NO, JOKING ASIDE, US TEACHERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO LIVE WITHIN THE COMMUNITIES IN WHICH WE TEACH.

IF YOU'RE A SINGLE, UNMARRIED TEACHER, AS I AM, EVEN THE MOST BASIC RENT IN THE CITY DEVOURS THE MAJORITY OF OUR PAYCHECKS.

THE HIGH COST OF LIVING IS SOMETHING WE HAVE TO WORK TOGETHER TO OVERCOME.

CHARTER SCHOOLS LIKE UPLIFT PAY, COMPARABLE SALARIES OR EVEN HIGHER WITHOUT THE INEQUITABLE MICROMANAGING, BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING DTR PROCESS.

INFLATION IS REAL AND NATURALLY, COMPENSATION SHOULD REFLECT THAT.

WE ARE WATCHING AND WAITING FOR YOU TO TAKE THE MORAL AND ETHICAL APPROACH AND SUPPORT YOUR TEACHERS.

WITH THE SEVEN PERCENT RAISE, YOU MUST ACT OR YOU WILL CONTINUE TO SEE THIS TREND OF LOSING WORTHY, GREAT, DEDICATED TEACHERS WITH MUCH OPTIMISM.

I AM HOPEFUL YOU BELIEVE YOUR TEACHERS ARE WORTH IT.

SEEING IS BELIEVING NOW GO PUT PEN TO PAPER AND PLEASE DO THE RIGHT THING.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS CHRISTIAN HELLO, MY NAME IS KRISTIN EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER OF ALLIANCE AFT.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEES, FOR YOUR DEDICATION AND SERVICE TO THE STUDENTS OF OUR CITY.

I'M SPEAKING TO SUPPORT A SEVEN PERCENT INCREASE FOR PROFESSIONAL STAFF AND A FIVE PERCENT INCREASE FOR SUPPORT STAFF.

BUT SINCE I'M A TEACHER ON THE FRONT LINES WITH OUR TEACHERS, I'M GOING TO BE SPEAKING MAINLY ON BEHALF OF A TRULY FAIR INCREASE FOR TEACHERS WORKING UNDER THE TEI SYSTEM.

WHOEVER DESIGNED THE TEI SYSTEM IN THE FIRST PLACE REALLY DIDN'T ANTICIPATE THE LIFE WOULD GET AS MESSY AS IT DID LAST YEAR WHEN COVID-19 HIT.

MAYBE IT'S BECAUSE TEI IS REALLY ONLY VIABLE IN A FANTASY WORLD WHERE EVERY TEACHER GETS THE SAME MIX OF KIDS AND WORKS UNDER THE SAME CONDITIONS AND IS UNDER THE SAME EVALUATOR.

NOTHING BAD EVER HAPPENS.

BUT AS WE KNOW, SOMETHING BAD HAPPENED.

AND EVEN BEFORE COVID, TEI WAS INCONSISTENT AND INEQUITABLE, IT WILL CONTINUE TO BE INEQUITABLE IN THE FUTURE IF IT'S NOT PUT ON PERMANENT HOLD.

ORIGINALLY, THE TEI SYSTEM CLAIMED TO IDENTIFY THE BEST AND SAID THEY'D BE ENCOURAGED TO MOVE WHERE THEY WERE NEEDED THE MOST.

THE TROUBLE WITH THIS IS THE TEACHERS WHO ARE IDENTIFIED AS THE BEST DIDN'T MAKE ANY MOVES BECAUSE THEY WERE ALREADY WORKING WITH THE STUDENTS THEY WANTED TO WORK WITH.

AND QUITE FRANKLY, THIS IS GOOD FOR KIDS.

SO WHEN MY RESEARCH SHOWED ME THAT THE MAJORITY OF THE DISTINGUISHED TEACHERS WERE FOUND IN THE SCHOOLS WITH THE LOWEST POVERTY LEVELS, AS I SAW THE ONLY TEACHERS BEING PAID TRULY FAIRLY OR WERE THE ONES TEACHING THE LEAST NEEDY POPULATIONS.

NONE OF THIS MADE ANY SENSE.

AND THIS IS STILL AN ISSUE THAT I BELIEVE THE DISTRICT IS TRYING TO RESOLVE BY SENDING STIPENDS TO TEACHERS AT HIGH PRIORITY CAMPUSES.

BUT WHAT IF YOU DON'T WORK AT A HIGH PRIORITY CAMPUS? BUT IF YOU KILL YOURSELF TO GET KIDS READY FOR THE STAAR COMPLETELY OVERWHELMED BY POVERTY AND ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS.

AND YOU DON'T WORK IN IN A HIGH PRIORITY CAMPUS LIKE WE WE HAVE BRYAN ADAMS. BRYAN ADAMS IS NOT A HIGH PRIORITY CAMPUS.

AND BRYAN ADAMS TEACHERS ARE THE BEST I'VE EVER WORKED WITH.

AND NOW WORSE.

I HAVE COLLEAGUES WHO HAVE BEEN TEACHING FOR FOUR YEARS OR FIVE YEARS WHO ARE MAKING LESS THAN TEACHERS AND SURROUNDING DISTRICTS AND CHARTER SCHOOLS AND THOUSANDS LESS THAN THEY WOULD HAVE UNDER THE TEI SYSTEM, THEY'RE STUCK AT PROGRESSING ONE AND PROGRESSING TWO WE'RE TALKING LIKE SIXTEEN THOUSAND DOLLARS THAT THEY HAVE LOST OUT ON.

WHAT WOULD MAKE THEM WANT TO STAY IN DALLAS ISD? THIS IS WHY I SUPPORT AT LEAST A SEVEN PERCENT INCREASE THIS YEAR TO GET PEOPLE CLOSER TO WHERE THEY WOULD BE IF THEY WORKED SOMEWHERE ELSE.

BUT REALLY, THE MOST FAIR THING WOULD BE TO PUT THEM AND THE REST OF US BACK ON A SALARY SYSTEM THAT TIES OUR PAY TO OUR YEARS OF EXPERIENCE LIKE THE REST OF THE STATE.

IF YOU MUST INSIST ON PAYING FOR TEST SCORES TO GET TIA MONEY, THEN FINE, GIVE BONUSES, PARTICULARLY TO STAAR TEST TEACHERS WHO ARE GETTING THEIR BEHINDS HANDED TO THEM ALL YEAR.

ALL TEACHERS NEED TO BE PAID FAIRLY.

TEI HAS NEVER BEEN FAIR AND WILL NEVER BE FAIR.

IT'S TIME FOR IT TO END PERMANENTLY.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS CHRISTINE ELLIOT.

ISD AND A MEMBER OF ALLIANCE AFT, I'M HERE THIS EVENING BECAUSE I BELIEVE THE DISTRICT'S TEACHERS AND PARAPROFESSIONALS DESERVE A FAIR AND COMPETITIVE WAGE INCREASE.

I'M CURRENTLY IN MY THIRD YEAR TEACHING AND IN THE LAST THREE YEARS I HAVE ADOPTED VARIOUS LEADERSHIP ROLES ON MY CAMPUS, INCLUDING SERVING AS A MENTOR TEACHER TO FIRST YEAR TEACHERS.

ADDITIONALLY, MY FEEDBACK AND RATINGS FROM ADMINISTRATORS, MY TEST SCORES AND MY STUDENT SURVEYS HAVE ALL STEADILY IMPROVED EACH YEAR.

LIKE MY COLLEAGUES WHO HAVE SPOKEN TONIGHT, I HAVE PUT IN HOURS OF WORK BEYOND THE SCHOOL DAY TO ENSURE A MEANINGFUL LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR STUDENTS WITH LITTLE SUPPORT FROM MY

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CAMPUS AND DISTRICT.

HOWEVER, DUE TO TEI'S FREEZING OF EFFECTIVENESS LEVELS, I'M STILL MAKING THE SALARY I EARNED AFTER MY FIRST YEAR TEACHING.

ACCORDING TO TEI, I'M NOT ALONE.

MOST TEACHERS ARE STUCK AT AFFECTED EFFECTIVENESS LEVELS OF PROFICIENT ONE.

WE'RE MAKING THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS LESS THAN WE WOULD HAVE RATINGS HAVE NOT BEING FROZEN OR IF WE WERE TO MOVE TO SURROUNDING DISTRICTS.

BUT WE DON'T WANT TO MOVE TO THESE DISTRICTS.

THE MOST IMPORTANT THING I'VE LEARNED AS A TEACHER IS THAT RELATIONSHIPS ARE EVERYTHING, AND TEACHERS WHO ARE ACTIVE MEMBERS OF THEIR SCHOOL COMMUNITY ARE BETTER ABLE TO CREATE STRONG RELATIONSHIPS WITH STUDENTS AND FAMILIES AND ARE THEREFORE MORE EFFECTIVE IN THE CLASSROOM.

WHILE I'M THANKFUL TO HAVE A STEADY INCOME, WHILE SO MANY HAVE LOST THEIR JOBS THIS YEAR, THE SURGING COST OF LIVING IN DALLAS IS MAKING IT HARDER FOR MYSELF AND MY COLLEAGUES TO REMAIN CLOSE TO THE COMMUNITIES WE SERVE.

IN ORDER TO REMAIN IN THE DISTRICT AND THE COMMUNITIES WE LOVE.

WE NEED A SEVEN PERCENT RAISE FOR TEACHERS AND A FIVE PERCENT RAISE FOR PARAPROFESSIONALS WITH A ONE THOUSAND DOLLAR BONUS IN JANUARY OF 2022.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS STUART BECKER.

HI, MY NAME IS STEWART BECKER, AND I AM A HIGH SCHOOL SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER AT BRYAN ADAMS HIGH SCHOOL AND I'M A MEMBER OF ALLIANCE AFT.

WE ARE PROPOSING TEACHERS AND OTHER PROFESSIONALS RECEIVE A PAY INCREASE OF SEVEN PERCENT AND SUPPORT STAFF RECEIVE A PAY INCREASE OF FIVE PERCENT WITH A THOUSAND DOLLAR BONUS IN JANUARY OF 2022.

THIS IS MY FOURTH YEAR TEACHING IN DALLAS ISD.

DURING THE PANDEMIC.

MY PROFICIENCY LEVEL WILL HAVE BEEN STUCK AT THE SAME LEVEL FOR THE PAST TWO SCHOOL YEARS.

IF IT WEREN'T FOR THE PANDEMIC, IT IS LIKELY THAT I WOULD HAVE RISEN TO A HIGHER GRADING LEVEL.

ALTHOUGH I DON'T SUPPORT THE TEI EVALUATION SYSTEM, I RECOGNIZE THAT IT IS THE ONLY WAY FOR ME TO INCREASE MY SALARY.

TO SHOW YOU MY HARD WORK.

FRANCIS.

LAST YEAR, IN THE FALL SEMESTER, LAST SCHOOL YEAR, I WORKED EXTREMELY HARD TO GET MY NINTH GRADE WORLD GEOGRAPHY STUDENTS TO PASS THE ACP TEST, THAT WAS THE LAST TIME WE HAD DISTRICT ACPS.

THROUGH MY HARD WORK.

I ACTUALLY BEAT THE DISTRICT PASSING PERCENTAGE RATE BY ABOUT NINE POINTS ON THIS WORLD GEOGRAPHY ACP.

ALSO THIS YEAR I TAUGHT 10TH GRADE WORLD HISTORY AND I HAVE IMPROVED MY CLASSROOM OBSERVATION SCORES, UTILIZING THE FEEDBACK AND TEACHING STRATEGIES THAT I HAVE LEARNED FROM MY ADMINISTRATION.

ALSO, I OFFER MANY SKILLS TO OUR STUDENTS DALLAS ISD THAT I DON'T FEEL ARE RECOGNIZED OR REWARDED.

FOR INSTANCE, I HAVE COUNTLESS ACADEMIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS, INCLUDING A MASTER'S DEGREE IN SOCIOLOGY FROM TEXAS A&M, WHERE I WROTE A MASTER'S THESIS UNDER THE GUIDANCE OF A WORLD RENOWNED SOCIOLOGIST, JOE FAGAN, WHO IS FAMOUS FOR HIS SYSTEMIC RACISM THEORY, WHICH IS A VERY IMPORTANT TOPIC TODAY.

I ALSO GRADUATED WITH CUM LAUDE FROM THE UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI, WHICH INCLUDED WRITING AN UNDERGRADUATE HONORS THESIS IN SOCIOLOGY AND OBTAINING A MINOR IN AFRICAN AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDIES.

I ATTEMPT TO TEACH OUR STUDENTS CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS USING MY AND USING MY PASSION TO ATTEMPT TO SPARK AN INTEREST AND PASSION WITHIN THEM.

IN HISTORY, SOCIAL STUDIES AND CIVICS, BECAUSE I SEE THAT THIS IS SO NEEDED IN OUR SOCIETY TODAY.

I USED TO TEKS STANDARDS WHILE ALSO PROVIDING AN EDUCATION TO OUR STUDENTS THAT ACKNOWLEDGE THEIR OWN EXPERIENCES IN THIS SOCIETY.

ALSO, AFTER THIS YEAR, I WILL HAVE BEEN A TEACHER FOR FOUR AND A HALF YEARS.

IF I WERE A TEACHER UPLIFT AS A FIFTH YEAR TEACHER NEXT YEAR, I WILL I WOULD MAKE SIXTY TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS PER YEAR, WHICH IS OVER FIVE THOUSAND DOLLARS THAN WHAT I AM MAKING NOW, IN DALLAS ISD.

EVEN IN DALLAS ISD UNDER THE TEI SYSTEM DUE TO THE PANDEMIC.

AND GIVEN MY IMPROVEMENT, I HAVE POTENTIALLY LOST OUT ON AT LEAST SEVEN THOUSAND SEVEN THOUSAND DOLLAR PAY RAISE.

PLEASE BEGIN TO ACKNOWLEDGE MY HARD WORK AND ACCOMPLISHMENTS BY PROVIDING TEACHERS WITH AT LEAST AT LEAST A SEVEN PERCENT PAY RAISE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS ADAM BULL.

HI, MY NAME IS ADAM BULL, AND I'M A TEACHER IN IRVING ISD AND WITH TEXAS AFT UNITED, I'M READING A TESTIMONIAL FROM A DISD EMPLOYEE WHO WISHES TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS IN SUPPORT OF THE SEVEN PERCENT RAISE FOR TEACHERS.

DISD TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF HAVE ALWAYS PULLED THROUGH IN DIFFICULT TIMES.

IN ADDITION, EVEN THOUGH LOYALTY ISN'T RECOGNIZED, THERE ARE MANY WHO HAVE STUCK WITH THIS DISTRICT THROUGH TRYING TIMES.

AS A HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELOR IN DISD, WE'RE ALREADY UNDERSTAFFED COMPARED TO MOST DISTRICTS, AND WE'RE THE MAIN ONES RESPONSIBLE FOR MAINTAINING EVERY STUDENT'S RECORD ON THEIR TRANSCRIPTS.

WE'VE HAD TO ENCOURAGE AND REACH STUDENTS IN A PLETHORA OF WAYS TO

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MAKE SURE BASIC NEEDS WERE MET AND TRY TO CATAPULT SOME IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, DESPITE OBSTACLES IN THE WAY.

AS ALWAYS, WE HAVE DISTRICT AND STATE REQUIREMENTS TO UPHOLD AS WE'RE CONSTANTLY TRYING TO MAKE SURE WE MEET WITH OUR STUDENTS.

AT THE SAME TIME, SOME ARE BURDENED BY PRINCIPALS AND OR ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS WITH DOING NON COUNSELING DUTIES THAT PREVENT US FROM SUCCESSFULLY RUNNING A STRONG COUNSELING PROGRAM FOR OUR STUDENTS AND PARENTS.

WE HAVE STRONG, KNOWLEDGEABLE, LOYAL AND EDUCATED HIGH SCHOOL COUNSELORS WHO WANT TO CONTINUE TO SERVE THIS DISTRICT AS WELL AS BE COMPENSATED WITH A RAISE TO TAKE CARE OF OUR FAMILY.

SINCE TEI STARTED, ALL COUNSELORS SALARIES REMAINED STAGNANT FOR SIX TO SEVEN YEARS, WITH NO RAISES.

IT WAS JUST AROUND TWO YEARS AGO COUNSELORS WERE FINALLY ABLE TO RECEIVE A RAISE.

PLEASE CONSIDER A SEVEN PERCENT RAISE SO WE CAN CONTINUE TO DO THE WORK WE ALWAYS DO TO MAKE SURE STUDENTS GRADUATE AS GOOD CITIZENS EQUIPPED TO GO ON TO THEIR NEXT JOURNEY IN LIFE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS AMANDA JONES.

GOOD EVENING, MY NAME IS AMANDA JONES AND I AM A TEACHER AT BRYAN ADAMS HIGH SCHOOL.

THIS IS MY SEVENTH YEAR AS A TEACHER WITH DALLAS ISD AND MY 11TH YEAR IN PUBLIC EDUCATION AND MY FIRST TIME TO SPEAK AT A BOARD MEETING.

I'M GRATEFUL FOR THE WORK THAT SCHOOL LEADERSHIP AND OUR TRUSTEES DO TO ADVOCATE FOR OUR CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES.

I AM HERE TO ASK THE BOARD TO ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE PROPOSED RAISE FOR TEACHERS FOR THE UPCOMING 21 22 SCHOOL YEAR IS NOT IN ANY WAY APPROPRIATE TO MATCH THE LEVEL OF WORK THAT TEACHERS HAVE DONE OVER THE PAST TWO SCHOOL YEARS.

TEI WAS SUSPENDED FOR THE 19 20 SCHOOL YEAR TO ACCOMMODATE THE CRISIS OF A PANDEMIC.

THIS SUSPENSION SEEMED ABSOLUTELY FAIR, GIVEN CONCERNS OF EQUITY AND A LACK OF DATA.

ULTIMATELY, HOWEVER, MANY TEACHERS LOST OUT ON THE OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE UP IN PROFICIENCY LEVELS AND THEREFORE MISSED OUT ON PRETTY SIGNIFICANT AMOUNTS OF MONEY.

AS AN INSTRUCTIONAL LEAD TEACHER.

I LOST OUT ON THE ABILITY TO MOVE FROM A PROFICIENT TWO TO A PROFICIENT THREE RATING, WHICH EQUATED AFTER THE FLAT RATE INCREASE TO NOT SEEING AN ADDITIONAL TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS ADDED TO MY SALARY AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS CURRENT SCHOOL YEAR.

DESPITE THE UNKNOWN AND WITHOUT THE BOOST FROM TEI TEACHERS CAME INTO THE 20 21 SCHOOL YEAR THRILLED TO SERVE OUR STUDENTS.

TEACHING IN A PANDEMIC HAS REQUIRED EDUCATORS TO BE EVEN MORE FLEXIBLE THAN NORMAL.

WE HAVE, WE HAVE BECOME EXTREMELY INNOVATIVE AND CREATIVE IN THE WAYS THAT WE BUILD RELATIONSHIPS, TEACH CONTENT AND SKILLS AND DIRECT STUDENTS TO DISTRICT AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES.

TEACHERS HAVE WORKED MORE THAN THEY EVER HAVE IN THE FACE OF UNCERTAINTY WHILE UNDER THE SAME RELENTLESS ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURES.

WHILE THESE MEASURES DO NOT TECHNICALLY HARM TEACHERS, CAMPUSES OR DISTRICTS, WE HAVE ALL BEEN RELENTLESS KNOWING THAT OUR STUDENTS CANNOT AFFORD TO MISS OUT ON A QUALITY EDUCATION.

MEASURES TO INCREASE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT HAVE NEVER CEASED.

TEACHERS STILL LEAD OUR STUDENTS EFFECTIVELY THROUGH DISTRICT ASSESSMENTS, MAP TESTING AND STATE TESTING, JUST TO NAME A FEW, ALL THE WHILE STILL RECEIVING RATINGS AND FEEDBACK BASED ON THE TEI RUBRICS FROM OUR EVALUATORS.

FOR THE 21 22 SCHOOL YEAR, I WILL AGAIN MISS OUT ON THE OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE PROFICIENCY LEVELS AND WILL NOT SEE SIX THOUSAND DOLLARS IN COMPENSATION.

LOSING OUT ON THIS COMPENSATION TWO YEARS IN A ROW IS STARTING TO FEEL A LITTLE HARMFUL, DESPITE THE FACT THAT THE DISTRICT HAS SAID THAT WE WILL ALL BE HELD HARMLESS THROUGH THE PANDEMIC.

INSTEAD, BASED ON THE CURRENT PROPOSED COMPENSATION RATES, I WILL SEE AN INCREASE OF ONLY FIFTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS, WHICH AMOUNTS TO AN ADDITIONAL ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY FIVE DOLLARS PER MONTH BEFORE TAXES.

GIVEN THAT OUR CURRENT INSURANCE RATES DO NOT INCREASE, WHICH AS WE ALL KNOW USUALLY DOES .

IF TEI WILL CONTINUE TO BE SUSPENDED THAN LET'S SUSPEND IT AND MOVE BACK TO PREVIOUS FORMS OF COMPENSATION MODIFIED TO SUPPORT STATE CHANGES WITH THE T-TEST SYSTEM.

IF WE WISH TO UPHOLD TEI AS A MEANS TO REWARD AND RETAIN TEACHERS, THE DISTRICT MUST PLAN AND ADJUST FOR UNKNOWN AND UNEXPECTED FACTORS, JUST LIKE OUR TEACHERS ARE ASKED TO DO EACH AND EVERY DAY.

BOARD MEMBERS PLEASE CONSIDER COMPENSATING EDUCATORS MORE APPROPRIATELY THAN THE PROPOSED OFFERING FOR THIS UPCOMING 21 22 SCHOOL YEAR.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS CHRIS GOOD EVENING, DALLAS ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

MY NAME IS CHRIS SCHOOL.

MY COMMENTS TODAY ARE REGARDING THE BOARD'S PROPOSED TWO PERCENT AND CHANGE INCREASE IN TEACHER PAY.

AS YOU MAY HAVE SEEN, THE US LABOR DEPARTMENT'S LATEST REPORT ON INFLATION SHOWED CONSUMER EXPENSES HAVE INCREASED FOUR POINT TWO PERCENT SINCE LAST YEAR.

THIS IS THE HIGHEST RATE OF INFLATION IN NEARLY 13 YEARS.

BUT THIS RECORD INCREASE IN INFLATION DOESN'T FULLY REFLECT LOCAL HOME VALUES.

DFW AREA REAL ESTATE HAS INCREASED 12 PERCENT IN THE LAST YEAR AND IS EXPECTED TO INCREASE ANOTHER 15 PERCENT IN THE NEXT 12 MONTHS.

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TAKEN TOGETHER, THIS MEANS THAT THE TWO PERCENT PROPOSED INCREASE IN SALARY WOULD LEAVE TEACHERS WITH LESS MONEY ADJUSTED FOR INFLATION THAN THEY HAD A YEAR AGO, AND THIS IS AFTER A HISTORICALLY CHALLENGING YEAR FOR EDUCATORS.

THIS SHOULD BE UNACCEPTABLE TO OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

ABOVE AND BEYOND THE MONEY TEACHERS ALREADY INVESTED INTO THEIR OWN CLASSROOMS, THE PANDEMIC HAS BROUGHT AN ENTIRELY NEW CATEGORY OF EXPENSE.

EXTRA MONITORS, WEBCAMS, MICROPHONES, HEADSETS, CABLES, ONLINE SERVICES.

I HAVE SEEN MY COLLEAGUES AND MYSELF PERSONALLY PAY FOR THESE NEW EXPENSES TO ADAPT TO REMOTE LEARNING DURING THE PANDEMIC.

VETERAN TEACHERS HAVE HAD TO REINVENT AND DIGITIZE THEIR LESSONS ON THE FLY, AND FIRST YEAR TEACHERS, NO STRANGER TO TRIAL BY FIRE, HAVE HAD TO CLIMB LEARNING CURVES THE SIZE OF EVEREST.

WARREN BUFFETT LIKES TO SAY, YOU NEVER KNOW WHO'S SWIMMING NAKED UNTIL THE TIDE GOES OUT.

WELL, ONE THING THAT THE PANDEMIC HAS REVEALED IS JUST HOW DEPENDENT OUR ECONOMY IS ON OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND TEACHERS.

OF COURSE, WE EDUCATE THE FUTURE LABOR FORCE, PROVIDING AN INVALUABLE SERVICE TO PRIVATE COMPANIES AND FUTURE TAX RECEIPTS.

BUT AS THE PANDEMIC HAS SHOWN, WE ALSO SERVICE THE CURRENT LABOR FORCE BY PROVIDING CHILD CARE BILLIONS OF DOLLARS WORTH, WHICH ALLOWS PEOPLE TO GO TO WORK IN THE FIRST PLACE.

WHAT THIS SHOULD TELL YOU IS THAT SPENDING MONEY ON TEACHERS IS ONE OF THE BEST INVESTMENTS A STATE CAN MAKE.

I'VE WORKED 100 HOUR WEEKS ON WALL STREET AND 70 HOUR WEEKS AS A MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER, AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT 70 HOURS AS A TEACHER IS HARDER THAN ONE HUNDRED HOURS IN NEW YORK CITY FINANCE.

ONE OF THOSE PROFESSIONS IS OVERPAID, AND I CAN PROMISE YOU IT AIN'T THE TEACHER.

TEACHERS HAVE HAD TO WORK FAR MORE THAN TWO PERCENT HARDER THIS YEAR, AND TEACHERS DESERVE FAR MORE THAN A TWO PERCENT RAISE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS HI, THIS IS READING A TESTIMONIAL FROM AN ANONYMOUS DISD WORKER.

ALL THE YEARS THAT I'VE BEEN WITH DISD, I HAVE NEVER SEEN A RAISE MATCH WITH THE COST OF LIVING, EVEN AFTER NO RAISE FOR TWO YEARS.

IT WAS ALWAYS TWO PERCENT.

I'VE BEEN WITH THE DISTRICT FOR 21 YEARS AND JUST BROKE THE THIRTY THOUSAND YEARLY INCOME.

I SIMPLY CANNOT AFFORD INSURANCE WITH THE DISTRICT.

THE TRUTH, I DO NOT WORK IN THE DISTRICT FOR THE MONEY.

IF I DID NOT HAVE A SECOND INCOME, I WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO RAISE A FAMILY.

DURING THIS PANDEMIC I REALIZE MORE THAN EVER BEFORE THAT THE DISTRICT DOES NOT CARE, DEALING WITH HEALTH CONDITIONS.

I WAS NOT GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO ALTER MY WORK ARRANGEMENTS.

I'VE HAD COWORKERS DIE FROM COVID AND IT'S LIKE THEY NEVER.

IT'S LIKE THEY HAVE NEVER WORKED HERE, THE MENTAL CHALLENGE THAT I FACE EVERY DAY JUST TO WALK THROUGH THE DOOR.

SOMETIMES IT'S DEBILITATING.

I HAVE A DEEP FEELING THAT IS THAT DISD DOES NOT CARE.

A RAISE.

IT SHOULD NOT EVEN BE AN ISSUE.

WE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO FIGHT FOR IT.

UNDERSTAND WHY AND WHAT I GO THROUGH SO I CAN RELATE ON A.

WHAT TEACHERS GO THROUGH, AND I COMMEND THEM, I COMMEND THEM FOR THEIR HEART FOR THEIR COMMITMENT AND FOR THE LOVE OF THEIR STUDENTS, BECAUSE LET'S BE HONEST, IT IS NOT FOR THE MONEY.

ON THE DISD DISTRICT PAGE.

IT SHOULD SHOW THE FACES AND NAMES OF ALL THE TEACHERS BECAUSE THEY SHOWED UP.

AS FAR AS I AM CONCERNED, THEY ALL DESERVE TO BE TEACHER OF THE YEAR AND DEFINITELY DESERVE A RAISE AFTER THIS YEAR.

DISD SHOW YOUR TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF THAT THEY DESERVE IT, DESERVE IT BECAUSE THEY SHOWED UP.

I THANK YOU AND I YIELD MY TIME.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS RUBEN GARRETT.

GOOD EVENING AND MAY IT PLEASE THE BOARD.

MY NAME IS RUBEN GARRETT.

I PROUDLY ORGANIZE WITH THE NORTH TEXAS CHAPTER OF THE DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS OF AMERICA TO PROMOTE ANTI-RACISM, WORKER SOLIDARITY AND MUTUAL AID AND OTHER PROGRESSIVE CAUSES.

I'M SPEAKING TODAY WITH CONCERN FOR THE WELFARE OF DALLAS ISD STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND STAFF.

THEY'VE SACRIFICED SO MUCH FOR OUR COMMUNITY AND ABSOLUTELY DESERVE THE DIGNITY OF FAIR COMPENSATION AND A SAFE AND EMPOWERING WORKING ENVIRONMENT.

I WILL CONCLUDE BY READING AN ANONYMOUS TESTIMONIAL FROM A TEACHER WHO MIGHT HAVE BEEN INHIBITED BY FEAR OF RETALIATION FROM ADDRESSING Y'ALL DIRECTLY.

WE HAVE FACED SO MANY CHALLENGES THIS YEAR, BUT WE HAVE ADAPTED AND PIVOTED TO MEET.

EACH WEEK, BRINGS NEW POLICIES, NEW PROCEDURES AND ANOTHER HAT ON THE STACK THAT IS ALREADY STARTING TO WOBBLE.

WE CONTINUE TO COME IN AND WORK TIRELESSLY TO KEEP OUR STUDENTS ENGAGED AND GROWING, EVEN WHEN THE RESULTS ARE LESS THAN IDEAL.

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WE ARE TRYING TO DO BOTH ONLINE AND IN-PERSON TO MEET EVERYONE'S NEEDS, BUT NO ONE IS THINKING OF OUR NEEDS.

I'M STUCK AS AN APPRENTICE AT AN ACE CAMPUS WHERE I'M MAKING TWELVE THOUSAND DOLLARS LESS THAN MY PEERS BECAUSE TEI WAS FROZEN DUE TO COVID-19.

I HAVE NO DOUBT THAT I COULD GET A MUCH BETTER PROFICIENCY RATING AND THEREFORE MORE MONEY.

BUT I DON'T HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY NOW.

DALLAS IS THE EDUCATION LEADER IN NORTH TEXAS.

THEY SHOULD LEAD BY EXAMPLE AND DO RIGHT BY TEACHERS WHO HAVE SACRIFICED SO MUCH TO CARRY THE LOAD THIS YEAR.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS NORA SOTO.

HELLO, MY NAME IS NORA SOTO, I'M A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER IN DALLAS, AND I'M READING THIS TESTIMONIAL ON BEHALF OF A DISD EMPLOYEE WHO PREFERRED TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS.

WHEN YOU LOVE SOMEONE, YOUR ACTIONS COINCIDE WITH THAT LOVE.

HOWEVER, I DON'T THINK THAT YOU REALIZE A TWO PERCENT INCREASE IS A SLAP IN THE FACE.

THERE ARE SO MANY REASONS WHY WE DESERVE MORE THAT I CANNOT NAME ALL OF THEM.

THIS YEAR HAS BEEN DIFFICULT FOR ALL OF US.

WE SACRIFICE OUR TIME, OUR FAMILIES AND THE MONEY FROM OUR OWN POCKETS TO MAKE THINGS WORK OUT FOR OUR STUDENTS.

AS FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE, THE DISTRICT KEEPS MONEY FOR THE EXECUTIVES WHO SIT AROUND DREAMING UP INSURMOUNTABLE THINGS FOR TEACHERS TO DO IN A DAY OR A FEW HOURS.

THAT'S HOW THEY EARN THEIR PAY.

BUT I WORK FOR DISD SEVEN DAYS A WEEK.

THEN THAT IS NOT ENOUGH BECAUSE SOMEONE SOMEWHERE COMES UP WITH ANOTHER TEST FOR ME TO DO FOR THIS TWO PERCENT A YEAR.

OTHER SURROUNDING DISTRICTS GAVE ALL THEIR EMPLOYEES COVID STIPENDS BECAUSE THEY CARE ABOUT THEM.

SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE SOMEONE HAS THEIR FOOT ON MY NECK AND I CAN'T BREATHE.

THE FEAR OF CATCHING COVID HAS ADDED A DIMENSION OF FEAR AND STRESS THAT I CAN'T EVEN EXPLAIN IN WORDS.

WE GIVE MORE THAN WE HAVE TO GIVE.

IT'S YOUR TURN TO RECIPROCATE.

THANK YOU FOR LISTENING AND MAY YOU BE BLESSED THE WAY THAT YOU HAVE BLESSED THE TEACHERS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS KEVIN HOPPER.

GOOD EVENING, MY NAME IS KEVIN HOPPER.

I'M A TEACHER AT BRYAN ADAMS HIGH SCHOOL, WHERE I BEGAN MY CAREER IN EDUCATION FOUR YEARS AGO.

DURING THIS TIME, I HAVE SERVED IN SEVERAL LEADERSHIP ROLES AND HAS SUPPORTED MY CAMPUS THROUGH NUMEROUS INITIATIVES DESIGNED TO IMPROVE STUDENT OUTCOMES.

AS A RESULT, NOT ONLY HAVE MY STUDENTS GROWN ACADEMICALLY, BUT I HAVE GROWN AS AN EDUCATIONAL PROFESSIONAL, THOUGH THE TIME AND RESOURCES PROVIDED BY MY COLLEAGUES IN THIS DISTRICT ARE GREATLY APPRECIATED.

I DO NOT BELIEVE MY CURRENT COMPENSATION REFLECTS HOW MUCH I HAVE INVESTED IN MY STUDENTS SUCCESS, NOR MY COMMITMENT AS A DEDICATED EDUCATOR.

FOR THE PAST TWO SCHOOL YEARS TEI EFFECTIVENESS LEVELS HAVE BEEN FROZEN, LEAVING ME AND MANY OTHERS WITHOUT RECOURSE OR OUR DUE COMPENSATION.

ACCORDING TO SUMMATIVE EVALUATIONS FOR THE SCHOOL YEAR, I WOULD LIKELY BE SCORING WITHIN THE PROFICIENT TWO CATEGORY, A CATEGORY THAT EARNS ABOUT TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS MORE THAN I EARN NOW.

HOWEVER, DUE TO FREEZERS OF EFFECTIVENESS LEVELS, I AM UNABLE TO ACCESS ANY INCREASE IN COMPENSATION BEYOND COST OF LIVING INCREASES.

LET ME BE CLEAR, THOUGH.

IT WAS RIGHT FOR THE DISTRICT TO FREEZE AN ALREADY BROKEN AND CORRUPT TEI SYSTEM OF COMPENSATION BASED AROUND STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES.

THIS SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE LONG BEFORE THE PANDEMIC, BUT CERTAINLY WE ALL BETTER UNDERSTAND THE PROBLEMS OF IMPLEMENTING THIS KIND OF PUNITIVE SYSTEM NOW.

TYING TEACHER COMPENSATION TO TEST SCORES ACROSS THE DISTRICT IS NOT EQUITABLE AS THE TRUSTEES KNOW STANDARDIZED TEST SCORES CORRELATE MOST CLOSELY TO FIGURES OF FAMILY INCOME AND LEVEL OF EDUCATION.

IT IS FAR FROM EQUITABLE, EQUITABLE TO HOLD TEACHERS ACROSS THE DISTRICT TO THIS METRIC, AND THIS INEQUITY IS ONLY EXACERBATED UNDER THE CONDITIONS OF THE PANDEMIC.

THIS MEANS THAT MOVING FORWARD AFTER THIS SCHOOL YEAR IN DALLAS ISD WHERE POLICY STILL STANDS TYING TEACHER PAY TO TEST SCORES, TEACHERS WILL BE PENALIZED FOR THE LEARNING LOSS ENDURED DURING THIS PANDEMIC.

AT THIS POINT, THE DISTRICT IS FACED WITH THE NEED TO DO ONE OF TWO THINGS EITHER PERFORM A DRASTIC RESTRUCTURING OF OUR COMPENSATION MODEL, WHICH I BELIEVE MANY OF US WOULD RECOMMEND MOVING FORWARD WITH A PEER ASSISTANCE AND REVIEW MODEL FOR TEACHER COMPENSATION OR DELIVER AN ACROSS THE BOARD SEVEN PERCENT RAISE FOR ALL TEACHERS EVALUATED UNDER TEI.

YOU KNOW WHAT? LET'S DO BOTH.

THANK YOU, OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS HELLO, TRUSTEES AND SUPERINTENDENT HINOJOSA.

MY NAME IS EIGHTY FIVE, TWENTY SEVEN

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CURRENTLY AN EIGHTH GRADE MATH TEACHER AT YMLA AND I'M A MEMBER OF THE ALLIANCE AFT.

I FULLY SUPPORT THE RAISES RECOMMENDED BY THE AFT COMPENSATION COMMITTEES, TEACHERS AT SEVEN PERCENT AND STAFF AT FIVE PERCENT PLUS THE BONUS.

WHILE A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, THE PARTIAL SUSPENSION OF TEI, CERTAINLY HOLDS NO ONE HARMLESS.

AND LET ME EXPLAIN THIS FOR JUST A MOMENT.

WITHOUT SIGNIFICANT RAISES, OUR TRS EARNINGS REMAIN FLAT LINED.

YOU KNOW, THE TEACHER RETIREMENT SYSTEM.

AND IN TURN, THAT WILL REDUCE OUR EVENTUAL PENSION INCOME.

AS ONE WHO'S RETIRING THIS YEAR, I'M PAINFULLY AWARE OF THE IMPACT OF PREVIOUS SALARY LEVELS AND THE AVERAGING THAT OCCURS.

AND YOU'VE HEARD THE LITANY OF PROBLEMS FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS.

EVERYBODY'S FLAT LINED.

THEY HAVE ALREADY BEEN HURT.

JUST PUT IT VERY CLEARLY, THE LONG TERM IMPACT ON OUR RETIREMENT, DEPENDING ON WHAT YOU DO WITH THESE SALARY PROPOSALS, COULD BE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN RETIRING WITH DIGNITY OR WORKING UNTIL WE DROP.

PLEASE ADOPT THE RECOMMENDED RAISES OF SEVEN AND FIVE PERCENT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS MATILDA SANCHEZ.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY.

I AM MATILDA SANCHEZ AND I'M A TEACHER ASSISTANT AT DALLAS ISD, AND I AM VERY PROUD TO SAY IT, BUT ALSO I AM AN ALLIANCE AFT MEMBER.

THIS YEAR HAS BEEN VERY DIFFICULT DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

WE TEACHER ASSISTANTS HAS BEEN TOSSED AROUND, COVERING CLASS OR DOING THE JOB OF THREE TO FOUR EMPLOYEES BECAUSE THEY HAVE COME DOWN WITH COVID OR ILL OR A MEMBER OF THEIR HOUSE GOT SICK WITH COVID.

AS A RESULT, WE GET SENT TO DO THEIR JOBS FOR THE DAY.

ON TOP OF THE DUTIES, WE ALREADY HAVE.

I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU ONE EXAMPLE.

ONE DAY ONLY ONE TEACHER ASSISTANT REPORT TO WORK BECAUSE THE REST OF US WERE SICK.

THE CLASSROOM TEACHERS WERE ASKED TO SIT AND EAT LUNCH WITH OUR CLASS.

OUR PRE-K TEACHERS COULDN'T DO THEIR PLANNING PERIOD BECAUSE THERE WERE NO TEACHER ASSISTANTS TO COVER.

THEY REALIZED HOW ESSENTIAL AND IMPORTANT AND VALUABLE WE WERE.

SO DESPITE THE FACT THAT SOMETIMES IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS PANDEMIC AND ALL THIS HARD WORK THAT WE'RE DOING NOW, WE'RE HAPPY TO WORK WITH CHILDREN BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM.

SOMETIMES WE'RE NOT EVEN CONSIDERED WITH OUR LUNCHES.

PLEASE SHOW US THAT YOU CARE FOR US.

THE TWO TO THREE PERCENT PAY INCREASE THAT WE GET FROM DALLAS ISD EVERY YEAR DOESN'T MEET THE NEEDS OF OUR FAMILIES.

PLEASE.

WE'RE CALLING DALLAS ISD TO IMPLEMENT AN INCREASE OF FIVE PERCENT FOR ALL SUPPORT STAFF FOR THE 2021 2022 SCHOOL YEAR.

AND WHY NOT ONE THOUSAND DOLLAR BONUS IN JANUARY FOR THE 2022 SCHOOL YEAR.

SHOW US THAT YOU CARE.

BECAUSE WE LOVE OUR JOB.

WE LIKE TO GO, WE LOVE TO GO AND SERVE OUR CHILDREN, BUT ALSO WE WILL LOVE TO FEEL V ALUABLE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS RENA HONEA.

GOOD EVENING PRESIDENT MACKEY, TRUSTEES AND SUPERINTENDENT HINOJOSA, I'M RENA HONEA, PRESIDENT OF ALLIANCE AFT.

AS YOU'VE HEARD FROM MANY EMPLOYEES THIS EVENING, I, TOO, AM ADDRESSING YOU REGARDING COMPENSATION FOR THE DISTRICT'S EMPLOYEES.

THE REAL LIFE STORIES YOU'VE HEARD ARE IMPORTANT AND MERIT CONSIDERATION LIKE NEVER BEFORE.

THE BOTTOM LINE HERE IS RESPECT AND REINVESTMENT FOR ALL DALLAS ISD EMPLOYEES.

YOU ALL KNOW BETTER THAN MOST HOW THE WORKERS IN THIS DISTRICT HAVE PERFORMED ABOVE AND BEYOND IN A TIME LIKE NO ONE HAS EVER LIVED THROUGH BEFORE.

THE LAST 14 MONTHS ARE CERTAINLY ONCE FOR THE HISTORY BOOKS AND FOR SOME EMPLOYEES, THEY LITERALLY GAVE THEIR LIVES.

FOR THE STUDENTS AND FAMILIES IN THIS DISTRICT, NO ONE CAN ASK FOR MORE.

WHAT CAN BE ASKED FOR, THOUGH, IS THE RESPECT IN THE BUDGET THAT IS AND HAS BEEN SO BOLDLY VERBALIZED.

DALLAS ISD IS A DISTRICT OF HEROES.

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EVERYONE AROUND THE HORSESHOE HAS EXPRESSED MANY TIMES HOW GRATEFUL YOU ARE FOR THE GREAT JOB OF THE EMPLOYEES.

AND WHILE THOSE EXPRESSIONS ARE APPRECIATED, THEY'RE MERE WORDS WITHOUT THE FISCAL FOLLOW THROUGH THAT IS DESERVED.

A FIVE PERCENT INCREASE FOR ALL SUPPORTED STAFF, WHICH WHICH IS APPROXIMATELY SEVEN THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED EMPLOYEES AND NEEDS TO LEAVE OUT THE MEDIAN SCALE, WOULD COST THE DISTRICT TWELVE POINT FIVE MILLION DOLLARS.

THEN WE ARE ASKING FOR A ONE THOUSAND DOLLAR STIPEND IN JANUARY, ESPECIALLY FOR THOSE EMPLOYEES WHO DO NOT GET PAID DURING THE HOLIDAYS.

A SEVEN PERCENT INCREASE FOR ALL CHAPTER TWENTY ONE PROFESSIONALS, WHICH IS APPROXIMATELY TWELVE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED EMPLOYEES, IS FIFTY NINE POINT FOUR MILLION DOLLARS.

THESE PROPOSALS ARE THE REINVESTMENT THAT TRULY EXPRESS.

YOU MEAN WHAT YOU SAY.

DALLAS ISD IS FILLED WITH REAL HEROES.

WITH THE DISTRICT IN THE BEST FINANCIAL STATE IT'S BEEN IN FOR YEARS.

AND CONSIDERING THE FIVE YEAR STRATEGIC COMPENSATION PLAN THAT OUR SUPERINTENDENT SPOKE ABOUT BEFORE THE BOND WAS PASSED, THIS IS THE TIME TO REINVEST IN EMPLOYEES THAT WILL MAKE A TRUE DIFFERENCE FOR EACH ONE.

IT'S THE RIGHT THING TO DO AND WILL ENCOURAGE RETENTION IN THIS DISTRICT RATHER THAN GOING TO THE SUBURBS OR LEAVING THE PROFESSION ALTOGETHER.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND FOR YOUR SERVICE AND HAVE A GREAT MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS ALEXANDRA HI, MY NAME IS ALEXANDRA GEORGE TRUETT ELEMENTARY.

AND TONIGHT I AM SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF A DISD EMPLOYEE THAT WANTS TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS.

TODAY AFTER A PRESENTATION FROM A SIXTH GRADER, WHEN THE TEACHER ASKED HER ABOUT WHAT HER PERSONAL OPINION WAS ON HER GROUP'S TOPIC, WHICH WAS ON CHILD LABOR, SHE SAID, MAYBE WE CAN ALL GET TOGETHER AND ALL AGREE TO BOYCOTT THESE COMPANIES SO THEY WILL LOSE MONEY.

SO EVEN IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE WE HAVE EARNED OUR DUE RAISE, I'M OVER THE MOON HAPPY HAVING THE GREAT JOY OF WORKING WITH THESE AMAZING KIDS.

IT WOULD PROBABLY TAKE HOURS FOR ME TO TALK ABOUT THE JOYOUS, HEARTWARMING AND FUNNY MOMENTS WE'VE HAD THIS PAST YEAR.

TRULY, THEY HAVE MADE THIS MOST CHALLENGING TIME WORTH IT, BEING A TEACHER.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, NO AMOUNT OF MONEY COULD TRULY CAPTURE A TEACHER'S VALUE.

HOWEVER, IT CAN CONVEY YOUR APPRECIATION.

HOW YOU PAY US SAYS A LOT MORE ABOUT YOU THAN IT DOES ABOUT US.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

I HOPE YOU'LL MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION.

THANK YOU.

THIS IS IN SUPPORT OF A SEVEN PERCENT RAISE FOR TEACHERS AND A FIVE PERCENT RAISE AND BONUS FOR SUPPORT STAFF.

TEACHERS HAVE RISEN TO CHALLENGES AGAIN AND AGAIN.

THEY CONTINUE TO INNOVATE.

NOW, GOING INTO THE THIRD YEAR OF SEEMINGLY NONSTOP HURDLES AND ROADBLOCKS, THOSE OF US THAT CHOOSE TO STAY AND FIGHT FOR DISD KIDS ARE STRONG, BUT WE ARE WEARY.

THERE IS SO MUCH MORE TO BE DONE.

SHOW US THAT OUR WORK AS PROFESSIONALS IS SEEN, HEARD AND VALUED.

GIVE US SOMETHING REAL FOR OUR SUCCESSES AND FOR WHAT WE CONTINUE TO DO EVERY DAY.

WE ARE COUNTING ON YOU AND YOU ARE WORTH AND WE ARE WORTH IT.

THANK YOU.

I YIELD MY TIME.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS MARIA TREVINO.

MARIA TREVINO.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

MY NAME IS MARIA DE TREVINO AND I SERVE AT CA TATUM AND I AM PART OF AFT.

I AM HERE PROUD TO BE PART OF DALLAS ISD.

I AM HERE TO SAY.

SOMETHING VERY SPECIAL I ALWAYS HEAR.

LET'S GIVE MORE TUTORING, MORE SMALL GROUPS, MORE PDS, MORE HELP HERE AND THERE.

I ALWAYS MENTIONED AS TEACHERS, OUR MIDDLE NAME IS MORE.

MORE AND MORE AND MORE.

SO WHEN ARE WE GOING TO GET MORE OF A RAISE? NOT ONLY MORE WORK DURING THIS PANDEMIC CRISIS, BECAUSE WE ALL STOOD UP WITH DALLAS ISD PARENTS, STUDENTS, ADMINISTRATORS AND PERSONNEL.

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TEI IS PURSUING A THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY OR A THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED RAISE AND IS AND IT IS MENTIONING THAT OUR PERCENT OF COST OF LIVING IS MORE THAN THAT.

SO THAT EQUALS NO RAISE.

SO WHEN WILL WE HEAR THAT MORE OUT OF DALLAS ISD, BUT STILL WILL BE ASKED FOR MORE, MORE TIME AND PREPARATION, MORE IN CLASS, MORE IN CLOSING THE GAP, MORE IN EMPATHY'S FOR FAMILIES, MORE FOR STUDENTS, MORE FOR COVID-19 CRISIS.

WE ARE TEACHERS.

WE ALWAYS GIVE MORE.

CAN'T WE GIVE CAN'T CAN YOU GIVE US MORE? CAN YOU GIVE US A MORE RAISE? WE ALWAYS HEAR PROUD TEACHERS.

WE HAVE THE BEST STAFF IN DALLAS ISD WE HAVE.

THE BEST, BUT WHY CAN'T WE HERE, OUR STAFF IS WORTH MORE, MORE OF THE RAISE, MORE OF THAT SEVEN PERCENT MORE.

LET'S FACE IT, COST OF LIVING IS UP, STRESS IS UP.

GAPS ARE UP, WORK HAVE BEEN DOUBLED.

LET US FEEL YOU WILL SUPPORT OUR RAISE AND WILL GIVE US MORE.

DON'T ONLY ASK US FOR MORE, BUT GIVE US MORE.

NOT ONLY.

MORE WORK, BUT MORE OF THE RAISE.

THANK YOU, DALLAS, THANK YOU FOR GIVING US MORE.

WE WILL GIVE OUR STUDENTS MORE QUALITY AND EDUCATION.

BUT PLEASE LISTEN TO YOUR STAFF, PLEASE, MR. MICHAEL HINOJOSA, PLEASE, DALLAS ISD, TRUSTEES, PLEASE, WE NEED MORE.

WE NEED MORE OF YOU.

WE NEED MORE.

OF OUR SEVEN PERCENT RAISE.

THANK YOU AND PLEASE VOTE YES, YES ON MORE AND MORE FOR ALL OUR STAFF DALLAS ISD.

YES.

FOR THAT SEVEN PERCENT RAISE.

YES, FOR THAT FIVE PERCENT RAISE.

YES.

AND LET'S GIVE OUR STAFF MORE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS ANDREA MEYER.

GOOD AFTERNOON.

MY NAME IS HELLO? MY NAME IS ANDREA BIOLOGY AND CHEMISTRY TEACHER IN OAK CLIFF, AND I'M GOING TO SPEAK ABOUT THE FACULTY AND STAFF COMPENSATION.

TO SAY THAT THIS YEAR WAS CHALLENGING IS AN INCREDIBLE UNDERSTATEMENT.

EVERY SINGLE PERSON THAT WORKS AT A SCHOOL KNOWS EXACTLY HOW MUCH OF A BURDEN THIS ENTIRE YEAR HAS BEEN.

IT'S THE END OF THE MONTH OF MAY AND STILL OUR WORK IS NOT DONE.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO PERSEVERE, JUST AS WE HAVE SINCE THE START OF THIS PANDEMIC.

FOR THE PAINSTAKING WORK OF REVITALIZING OUR SCHOOLS AND KEEPING ENTIRE COMMUNITIES AFLOAT DURING THIS PANDEMIC.

IT IS FAIR TO SAY THAT EVERY SINGLE FACULTY AND STAFF MEMBER DESERVES ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION, FOR TEACHERS.

I ASK THAT YOU CONSIDER ESTABLISHING A RAISE OF AT LEAST SEVEN PERCENT.

THIS AMOUNT IS ONE THAT IS REASONABLE AND DOABLE.

AS WE ALL KNOW, THE DISTRICT WILL HAVE ACCESS TO ABOUT 300 MILLION DOLLARS IN CARES ACT FUNDS.

TEACHERS IN ALL GRADES ROSE TO THE OCCASION BY ADJUSTING OLD SYSTEMS TO BETTER FIT THE NEEDS OF REMOTE LEARNING.

OUR ABILITY TO ADAPT QUICKLY AT THE EXPENSE OF OUR TIME AND ENERGY MUST BE REWARDED.

THE MASSIVE HOURS OF OVERTIME THAT WE INVESTED DESERVE AMPLE COMPENSATION.

NOT ONLY DID WE GIVE OUR TIME AND ENERGY, BUT WE RISK OUR VERY OWN HEALTH BY HAVING TO BE PHYSICALLY PRESENT IN OUR CAMPUSES.

IN ADDITION, PLEASE ACKNOWLEDGE THE FACT THAT OUR CAMPUSES WERE IN WORKING CONDITIONS.

THANKS TO THE WORK OF OUR SUPPORT STAFF, OUR JANITORIAL STAFF SANITIZE THEIR WORKSPACES DILIGENTLY WHILE RISKING THEIR WELL-BEING, NOT TO MENTION OUR BELOVED LUNCH LADIES KEPT OUR COMMUNITIES AFLOAT BY WORKING LONG HOURS TO PROVIDE MUCH NEEDED MEALS, FOR THEM.

WE ASK THAT YOU CONSIDER ESTABLISHING A FIVE PERCENT RAISE PLUS A ONE THOUSAND DOLLAR BONUS.

YOU ALL KNOW AND I KNOW THAT WITHOUT OUR SUPPORT STAFF WE HAVE NOTHING.

BEING IN THE CLASSROOM THIS YEAR WAS MOST DEFINITELY AN EXTREMELY TRYING EXPERIENCE, AND EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US DID WHAT WE HAD TO BE DONE TO ENSURE OUR STUDENTS THROUGHOUT TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR STUDENT STUDENTS THRIVED.

WE POURED FROM OUR CUP DESPITE NEVER HAVING ADEQUATE TIME TO TAKE CARE OF OURSELVES AND OUR FAMILIES, THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT WE ALL DESERVE TO BE RECOGNIZED AND REWARDED ACCORDINGLY.

THE MONEY IS THERE.

PLEASE USE IT TO PAY THE PEOPLE THAT YOU ARE MEANT TO SERVE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS STACY HELLO, MY NAME IS STACEY TEACHER.

DEAR TRUSTEES, I'M HERE THIS EVENING TO APPEAL TO YOU AND YOUR SENSIBILITIES ABOUT JUSTICE.

PLEASE CAREFULLY AND DUTIFULLY CONSIDER APPROVING A SEVEN PERCENT RAISE FOR TEACHERS AND ALL CERTIFIED STAFF, PLUS A FIVE PERCENT RAISE AND A THOUSAND DOLLAR BONUS FOR SUPPORT STAFF.

I WON'T MENTION THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM.

INSTEAD, LET'S FOCUS ON WHAT IS TRUE.

EVERY YEAR.

EVERY YEAR, TEACHERS SUMMON THE ENERGY TO PERFORM WHAT FEW OTHER PROFESSIONS REQUIRE.

WE KNOW OUR CONTRACT ONLY REQUIRES US TO BE PRESENT EIGHT HOURS A DAY FOR ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY SIX DAYS A YEAR.

HOWEVER, IT'S A KNOWN FACT THAT IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO ACHIEVE THE MULTITUDE OF

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TASKS NECESSARY FOR EFFECTIVE TEACHING WITHIN THAT TIME FRAME.

TEACHING IS A SOCIAL SERVICE.

WE HAVE CHOSEN THIS CAREER BECAUSE WE CARE AND DESIRE TO MAKE LASTING POSITIVE IMPACTS ON OUR STUDENTS AND THEREBY OUR SOCIETY.

IT IS NOT ACHIEVABLE IN EIGHT HOURS A DAY FOR ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY SIX DAYS, WE TEACH GRADE PLAN, RESEARCH, PREPARE, ANALYZE, LEARN, COLLABORATE, COMMUNICATE, DECORATE, CLEAN, COACH, REPRESENT, ORGANIZE, MANAGE BUDGETS, SOLICIT, COUNSEL, COMFORT, MEET, TRAIN, PRODUCE, REFEREE, SUPPORT, RECONCILE DAILY.

AND YES, ITS SPILLS WELL PASS THOSE EIGHT HOURS INTO OUR EVENINGS, INTO OUR WEEKENDS AND INTO OUR SUMMERS.

WE DON'T MIND.

WE DON'T COMPLAIN.

WE ARE TEACHERS.

WE LOVE OUR STUDENTS.

AND WHEN THEY SUCCEED, WE SUCCEED.

FOR US IT IS WORTH THE INVESTMENT.

ARE WE WORTH YOUR INVESTMENT? WE WANT TO REMAIN IN THIS PROFESSION, BUT WE MUST BE COMPENSATED.

WE MUST BE AWARDED A DIGNIFYING WAGE, A WAGE THAT COMMUNICATES THE RESPECT HELD FOR THE JOB WE DO.

FROM YEAR TO YEAR.

A TWO PERCENT RATE INCREASE ESSENTIALLY ALLOWS TEACHERS TO GROW MORE AND MORE POOR.

TWO PERCENT DOES NOT MAKE UP FOR THE LOSS IN INCREASED INSURANCE PREMIUMS, NOR FOR THE INCREASE IN THE COST OF LIVING, PARTICULARLY HERE IN DALLAS, WHERE THE POPULATION IS BOOMING AND ALONG WITH IT, DEMAND AND THEREFORE COST.

TEI HAS MADE RAISES POSSIBLE, BUT NOT FOR ALL AND NOT THIS YEAR.

NOW, LET'S MENTION THE ELEPHANT.

THIS YEAR, TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF HAVE DONE THE EXTRAORDINARY WORK THEY DO EVERY YEAR, PLUS SUBSTANTIALLY MORE LOVING OUR PROFESSION.

OUR HEARTS SAID TO STAY, BUT THIS UNPREDICTABLE, CAPRICIOUS COVID-19 DEMANDED THAT WE WEIGH THE COSTS EVEN WHEN IT MADE SENSE HEALTH WISE, TO STAY HOME TO WORK.

BRAVING UNKNOWN COVID TERRITORY, WE HAVE PULLED OFF NOTHING SHORT OF AMAZING WORK THIS YEAR.

LEARN MANY PLATFORMS AND TECHNOLOGIES MULTIPLIED COMMUNICATION, SANITIZED, DELIVERED SUPPLIES TO VIRTUAL LEARNERS.

HELD TRAINING SESSIONS FOR OUR PARENTS, DEVISE CREATIVE WAYS TO DELIVER FUN LESSONS SAFELY, ABSORBED ADDITIONAL DUTIES ONCE DONE BY VOLUNTEERS, ETC..

GOOD TRUSTEES PLEASE RECOGNIZE AND AWARD THE INCREDIBLE WORK DONE BY YOUR TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF THIS HISTORIC YEAR.

DIGNIFY TEACHERS AND CERTIFIED STAFF WITH A SEVEN PERCENT RAISE.

HONORABLE TRUSTEES AND FIVE PERCENT WITH.

FIVE PERCENT WITH A THOUSAND DOLLAR BONUS FOR SUPPORT STAFF.

REMEMBER, THE DISTRICT'S MISSION IS .

THANK YOU.

YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED.

IN EVERY.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS SEAN KIRKPATRICK.

HELLO, MY NAME IS SEAN KIRKPATRICK AND I'M A RESIDENT IN DALLAS AND A MEMBER OF DSA NORTH TEXAS, I'M SPEAKING IN SUPPORT OF A SEVEN PERCENT INCREASE FOR ALL LEVELS OF TEACHERS AND AT LEAST A FIVE PERCENT INCREASE FOR SUPPORT STAFF.

AS THE COST OF HOUSING IN DALLAS CONTINUES TO RISE.

TEACHERS ARE INCREASINGLY BEING PRICED OUT OF DALLAS ISD'S BOUNDARIES.

TEACHERS SHOULD BE ABLE TO LIVE IN THE COMMUNITIES WHERE THEY WORK.

TEACHERS HAVE SEEN GREATLY EXPANDED WORKLOADS AT MUCH HIGHER VOLUME OF PARENT CONTACTS, HOME VISITS, TRAINING ACROSS NEW TECH PLATFORMS, ENFORCING DISTANCING AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS, ETC..

AT LEAST TWO DISD TEACHERS HAVE DIED OF COVID THEY CONTRACTED AT WORK.

DISD HAS LOST GREAT TEACHERS TO CHARTER SCHOOLS BECAUSE THEY ARE LURED AWAY BY THE SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER PAY.

I HAVE A FRIEND WHO TEACHES AT AN UPLIFT SCHOOL WHO WOULD RATHER BE TEACHING IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS BUT CANNOT AFFORD TO KEEP THEIR HOUSE AT THE LOWER PAY RATE DISD OFFERS.

DISD SUPPORT STAFF HAVE BECOME FRONT LINE WORKERS SINCE THE PANDEMIC BEGAN.

THIS INCLUDES CUSTODIANS, FOOD SERVICE WORKERS, TEACHING STUDENT ASSISTANTS, CLERKS, BUS DRIVERS, SAFETY MONITORS.

THE BURDEN OF CAMPUS SAFETY HAS FALLEN HEAVILY ONTO CUSTODIANS WHOSE DEPARTMENT WAS UNDERSTAFFED BEFORE THE PANDEMIC.

WHEN SCHOOLS CLOSED LAST MARCH.

FOOD SERVICE WORKERS WERE TASKED WITH OPERATING MEAL DISTRIBUTION CENTERS AT THE CAMPUSES.

THESE MEALS SERVED STUDENTS IN NEED WHEN THEIR FAMILIES AND OTHER COMMUNITY MEMBERS CAME TO BE NEEDING.

FOOD SERVICE WORKERS DISTRIBUTED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF MEALS AS STUDENTS LOST ACCESS TO THEM AT THEIR CAMPUSES.

BUS DRIVERS AND MONITORS SUFFERED A GREAT DEAL OF HARDSHIP LAST SUMMER WHEN THEY WERE EFFECTIVELY PREVENTED FROM FILING FOR UNEMPLOYMENT BY TEXAS ASSURED EMPLOYMENT LAWS.

THE TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT HAS RESUMED OPERATIONS, BUT SAFETY IS A CONCERN.

SUPPORT STAFF ARE FREQUENTLY PRAISED AS HEROES, AND THIS IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.

UNFORTUNATELY, SOME OF THE TRUSTEES FOUGHT LAST YEAR'S PAY RAISE PROPOSAL.

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AND THE PRAISE, THE PRAISE NEEDS TO BE MATERIALIZED IN THE FORM OF HIGHER PAY AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF THE INCREASED RISK AND RESPONSIBILITY PUT ON SUPPORT STAFF.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS MICHAEL GONZALEZ.

HI MY NAME IS MICHAEL GONZALEZ, HE/HIM, RESIDENT OF DALLAS, A MEMBER OF DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST OF AMERICAN NORTH TEXAS, AND READING ON BEHALF OF A DISD WORKER WHO WISHES TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS.

AS THE CLERK, I HAVE HAD TO TAKE ON ADDITIONAL DUTIES, SUCH AS CONSTANTLY ASSISTING TEACHERS IN CONTACTING AND MONITORING STUDENTS.

I ALSO HAVE TO ANSWER MAIN OWN PHONE LINES FOR THE SCHOOL, AND THE CALLS ARE NONSTOP.

MANY OF OUR PARENTS DO NOT UNDERSTAND TECHNOLOGY, SO THEY DO NOT KNOW HOW TO USE ELECTRONIC COMMUNICATION METHODS.

AND TESTING HAS LASTED A WHOLE SEMESTER AND IS A NIGHTMARE.

I AM THE FIRST CONTACT ENTERING MY BUILDING AND I HAVE NO PROTECTIONS AND NO BILLS TO MONITOR.

NOT ONLY AM I AT RISK SAFETY WISE, BUT COVID AS WELL.

I'VE ALREADY CUT COVID ONCE FROM SCHOOL.

OUR CAMPUS IS NOT SANITIZED AS IT SHOULD BE IN OUR SCHOOLS, NOT FOLLOWING COVID PROTOCOL.

OUR STUDENTS COULD CARE LESS TO PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING OR WEAR MASKS.

MY PAY IS NOT WORTH ALL THE RISKS.

I COULD MAKE MORE MONEY WORKING FAST FOOD AND HAVE BETTER PROTECTIONS.

THAT'S THE END OF THE TESTIMONIAL, I YIELD THE REST OF MY TIME.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS MY NAME IS EDUCATION COUNCIL, AND I'M ALSO A DISTRICT EMPLOYEE IN THE SOUTHERN SECTOR OF DALLAS.

I'M HERE TONIGHT TO SPEAK IN SUPPORT OF A SEVEN PERCENT PAY RAISE FOR OUR TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF THAT WE HAVE HEARD OVER AND OVER TONIGHT.

IN MY PERSONAL EXPERIENCE AS A TEACHER, I EARN MORE ONCE I LEFT THE DISTRICT AND RETURNED, I EARN MORE THAN OTHER TEACHERS WITH EQUAL EXPERIENCE.

NOW I SERVE AS A COORDINATOR.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE CARREON FOR RECOGNIZING RECOGNIZING PRINCIPAL LET'S NOW SHOW SOME RECOGNITION AND APPRECIATION TO OUR TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF.

WE NEED OUR TEACHERS TO BE ABLE TO AFFORD THEIR HOMES.

GIVEN THAT HOUSING PRICES CONTINUE TO SKYROCKET, THIS IS A SELLER'S MARKET.

HOME VALUES IN DALLAS INCREASED BY SIX POINT NINE PERCENT LAST YEAR AND ARE PROJECTED TO GROW BY ANOTHER 11 TO 12 PERCENT.

AND WE NEED TO HELP THEM TO BUY THEIR NEW HOMES OR JUST PAY RENT.

WE ALSO PROPOSED A ONE TIME BONUS OF A THOUSAND DOLLARS IN JANUARY 2022 FOR TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF SUCH AS OUR SCHOOL LUNCH HEROES, OUR CAFETERIA WORKERS WHO WORK DELIVERING CURBSIDE MEALS DURING THE PANDEMIC, AND OF COURSE, OUR JANITORIAL STAFF, THEY MAINTAIN SANITATION PROTOCOLS AND OTHER FRONT LINE WORKERS LIKE OUR NURSES AND TAS.

THIS RESOLUTION WAS APPROVED UNANIMOUSLY BY THE MEMBERS OF LAST GENERAL MEETING.

AND I'M HERE REPRESENTING MY FELLOW EDUCATORS, PARTICULARLY WOMEN, THAT WORK TIRELESSLY.

WE KNOW THAT SEVERAL SPEAKERS TONIGHT HAVE PRESENTED A SEVEN PERCENT PAY RAISE FOR DALLAS ISD TEACHERS, WHICH IS SUPPORTED BY ALLIANCE AFT, 272 ASK THE BOARD TO CONSIDER INCREASING THE TEACHER SALARIES AS WELL AS SUPPORT STAFF BY SEVEN PERCENT INSTEAD OF A TWO PERCENT.

A PAY INCREASE RESOLUTION IS SUPPORTED BY THE THE TOTAL TEXAS HOUSING SALES FELL SIX POINT FOUR PERCENT DURING THE FIRST QUARTER FOR THE TEXAS HOUSING INSIDE REPORT, JUST PUBLISHED IN MAY OF THIS YEAR BY THE TEXAS A&M REAL ESTATE RESEARCH CENTER.

SO WE ASK YOU THAT YOU CONSIDER A SEVEN PAY RAISE FOR OUR TEACHERS, AS WELL AS THE 1000 DOLLAR BONUS FOR TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF TO MAKE SURE THEY STAY IN DISD BECAUSE DISD IS HOME.

THANK YOU, DR.

HINOJOSA.

AND THE DISD BOARD MEMBERS FOR YOUR ATTENTION.

AND I YIELD THE REST OF MY TIME.

OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS WILLIE EVENING, THANK YOU AGAIN, SUPERINTENDENT HINOJOSA AND THE BOARD TRUSTEE MEMBERS FOR ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK ON INCREASING TEACHER AND SUPPORT STAFF SALARIES BEYOND WHAT HAS BEEN PROPOSED BY THE DISTRICT.

I AM A TEACHER, A MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER OF THE DISTRICT, AND ALSO A MEMBER OF ALLIANCE.

AS A TEACHER, I GET PAID FOR ONE HUNDRED DAYS, 180 DAYS OF WORK EACH YEAR.

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BUT I REALLY WORK ACTUALLY MORE THAN 250 DAYS.

YES, TEACHERS HAVE MANY DUTIES TO PREPARE AND PERFORM DAILY, BUT IT CAN'T BE COMPARED TO THE MANY HOURS OF POURING OUR HEARTS AND SOUL INTO SEARCHING AND RESEARCHING POSSIBLE ANSWERS TO HOW TO REACH OUT TO TEACH THAT ONE CHILD WHO CAN'T SEEM TO GET IT.

WITH THAT SAID, TEACHERS DO NOT HAVE THE TIME TO WORK AND TEACH AND THEN TRY TO LOCATE AND PERFORM A SECOND JOB IN ORDER TO MAKE ENDS MEET.

THAT IS WHAT 30 PERCENT OF TEACHERS IN THE UNITED STATES HAVE TO DO, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO ARE HEAD OF THEIR HOUSEHOLD.

THE PANDEMIC CAUSED MANY TO REEVALUATE AND REASSESS THE VALUES OF TEACHERS.

TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF WOULD LIKE TO THINK OUR GREAT DISTRICT, WHO HAS ALWAYS BEEN ON THE CUTTING EDGE, WILL CONTINUE TO VALUE AND APPRECIATE WHAT TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF IS DOING TO MAKE THIS AN EVEN GREATER URBAN DISTRICT.

MY HEART WAS BROKEN WHEN I HEARD THE YOUNG LADY SAID THAT SHE ONLY MADE TEN DOLLARS AND FIFTY CENTS AN HOUR.

NOW I DO UNDERSTAND WHY IT HAS BEEN REPORTED THAT PEOPLE HAVE CHOSEN TO STAY HOME AND COLLECT UNEMPLOYMENT BECAUSE THEY MAKE MORE MONEY STAYING HOME THAN GOING TO WORK.

BUT YET, JUST LISTENING TO HER CONVERSATION, WE SEE THAT SHE CONTINUES TO COME TO SCHOOL AS SHE CONTINUES TO WORK.

AND IT SEEMS TO BE VERY EFFECTIVE.

TEACHERS AND CENTRAL OFFICE COULD NOT BE EFFECTIVE VERY LONG WITHOUT THE DEDICATED ASSISTANCE OF OUR SUPPORT STAFF.

ANYTHING BELOW FIFTEEN DOLLARS AN HOUR SHOULD NOT EVEN BE CONSIDERED.

REMEMBER THIS QUOTE, A PERSON WHO IS APPRECIATED WILL ALWAYS DO MORE THAN WHAT IS EXPECTED.

WHEN TEACHER PAY IS AN ISSUE.

THERE WAS A SURVEY THAT WAS CONDUCTED THAT 76 PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE RESPONDED.

THEY WON'T GO INTO TEACHING BECAUSE OF THE PAY.

PLEASE RECONSIDER RAISING SALARIES FOR TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF.

IF YOU DO, YOU WILL KEEP GREAT TEACHERS IN THE CLASSROOM.

YOU WILL REDUCE THE TURNOVER RATE BECAUSE OF LOW SALARIES.

YOU WILL STOP THE EIGHT PERCENT WHO CHANGE PROFESSIONS ALTOGETHER BECAUSE OF LOW SALARIES SO THAT FEWER TEACHERS WON'T HAVE TO WORK A SECOND JOB.

SO THAT OUR LAST SPEAKER IS JESSICA MASON.

MY NAME IS JESSICA MASON AND I'M A DISD GRAD AND A MEMBER OF DEMOCRATIC SOCIALIST OF AMERICA NORTH TEXAS, AND I'M READING THIS TESTIMONIAL ON BEHALF OF A TEACHER, COUNSELOR OR STAFFER WHO PREFERRED TO REMAIN ANONYMOUS.

WHY DO I DESERVE A RAISE THIS YEAR? BECAUSE I WAS AN ESSENTIAL WORKER DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, BECAUSE I HAD RELATIVES TO DIE.

BECAUSE I WATCHED AS IMPORTANT PEOPLE IN MY COMMUNITY DIED.

BECAUSE DESPITE MY GRIEF, I CONTINUED ON BECAUSE I SAW ON THE NEWS THAT OTHER TEACHERS AT OTHER SCHOOLS DIED.

BECAUSE EVERY DAY I WENT TO WORK IN FEAR FOR MY LIFE.

BECAUSE DESPITE MY FEAR, I CONTINUED ON.

BECAUSE IF EVERY DAY I COULD THINK OF NOTHING ELSE TO BE THANKFUL FOR, I WAS THANKFUL TO BE ALIVE.

BECAUSE MY LIFE MATTER.

BECAUSE EVERYTHING WAS DIFFERENT AND WE HAD TO LEARN NEW WAYS OF BEING, LIVING AND WORKING .

BECAUSE WE HAD TO COPE WITH THE CRISIS THAT WE COULDN'T SOLVE.

BECAUSE THERE WAS NO SOLUTION, ONLY BAND-AIDS.

BECAUSE WE HAD TO BE INVENTIVE AND ADAPTIVE TO MAKE STRUCTURES WORK.

BECAUSE I HAD TO WORK TO BE THE BEST I COULD BE WHILE TAKING CARE OF MY OWN MENTAL HEALTH.

BECAUSE I SUFFER FROM LONELINESS DUE TO LONG TERM ISOLATION OF THE PANDEMIC.

BECAUSE EVEN AT WORK AMONG OUR COLLEAGUES, WE WERE PHYSICALLY ISOLATED FOR OUR OWN SAFETY.

BECAUSE I WENT TO WORK AND WAS FORCED TO INTERACT WITH PEOPLE AND DEAL WITH THEIR TRAUMA.

BECAUSE I ATTENDED WORKSHOPS ON SELF CARE AND SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING AND IT STILL WASN'T ENOUGH.

SO NOT ONLY DO I DESERVE A RAISE, BUT I BELIEVE I DESERVE SMILES.

I DESERVE APPRECIATION.

I DESERVE ACKNOWLEDGMENT.

I DESERVE UNDERSTANDING.

I DESERVE LOVE AND CARE IN THE SAME WAY THAT I SHOW UP EVERY DAY AND PROVIDE THAT TO MY STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES, BECAUSE I'M WORTH MORE AS A TEACHER THAN POINTS ON MY SUMMATIVE EVALUATION OR MY EFFECTIVENESS INDEX.

BECAUSE WHAT I DID THIS YEAR AND THE OBSTACLES THAT I OVERCAME ARE WORTH MORE THAN WHAT YOU CAN EVER COMPENSATE ME FOR.

THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SERVICE AND I HOPE YOU MAKE THE RIGHT MORAL AND JUST

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DECISION.

THIS CONCLUDES OUR SPEAKERS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH, THANK YOU TO ALL THE SPEAKERS.

WE'LL NOW MOVE ON TO THE APPROVAL OF MINUTES.

TRUSTEES THE FOLLOWING MINUTES HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL.

[5. APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

THE BOARD MEETING FROM APRIL 22ND, 2021.

DO I HAVE A MOTION? MOVE TO APPROVE.

SECOND.

MOTION BY TRUSTEE FLORES SECONDED BY TRUSTEE CARREON.

IS THERE ANY, ARE THERE ANY CORRECT CORRECTIONS? IF NO.

YOU CAN CAST YOUR VOTE.

MARSHALL VOTES YES.

AND TRUSTEE GARCIA.

YES.

THE MOTION PASSES NINE ZERO.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEES.

YOU HAVE JUST ADOPTED THE MOTION APPROVING THE MINUTES AS SUBMITTED.

WE ARE NOW MOVING TO ITEM SIX POINT ONE APPROVED LEGAL COUNSEL FOR REDISTRICTING.

[6. STATUTORY ITEMS WHICH MAY APPROPRIATELY COME TO THE ATTENTION OF THE BOARD]

DO I HAVE ANY NOMINATIONS FOR THE POSITION OF LEGAL COUNSEL FOR REDISTRICTING? TRUSTEE MACKEY.

TRUSTEE FLORES.

I NOMINATE THE LAW FIRMS OF THOMPSON AND HORTON AND ROLANDO RIOS AND ASSOCIATES AND O'HANLAN, DEMERATH AND CASTILLO FOR THE POSITION OF LEGAL COUNSEL FOR REDISTRICTING.

IT HAS BEEN MOTIONED.

IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND.

SO THAT IS THE FIRST NOMINATION FOR THOMPSON AND HORTON AND ROLANDO RIOS AND ASSOCIATES AND O'HANLAN, DEMERATH AND CASTILLO.

DO I HAVE ANY OTHER NOMINATIONS? POINT OF ORDER, MR. PRESIDENT.

YES, TRUSTEE FOREMAN.

I FEEL THAT THIS IS A PREMATURE MOVE, SINCE THE BOARD HAS NOT MADE A DECISION ON EXACTLY HOW THEY'RE GOING TO GO ABOUT DOING REDISTRICTING, AND I WOULD STRONGLY ASK THE ADMINISTRATION TO PULL THIS ITEM FROM THE AGENDA SO THAT WE CAN HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SET A PROCESS IN PLACE AND MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE DOING WHAT'S RIGHT WITH REDISTRICTING.

SELECTING THE FIRMS BEFORE YOU SET A PROCESS IN PLACE MAKES ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE TO ME.

WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE DOING THE REDISTRICTING PROCESS THE RIGHT WAY.

AND I WILL NOT BE SUPPORTING MOVING FORWARD WITH THIS ITEM UNTIL WE HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY.

I WOULD LIKE TO SEE US COME BACK IN JUNE AND MAKE THAT DECISION AFTER A COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD CAN PULL TOGETHER THE PERSPECTIVES THAT WE WANT.

I MEAN, WE JUST HAD ONE PERSON SIT UP HERE AND TELL THE TRUSTEE I DID THE DISTRICT LIKE YOU WANT.

THAT'S CRAZY.

POINT OF ORDER, MR. PRESIDENT, WITH ALL DUE RESPECT TO TRUSTEE FOREMAN, THERE'S BEEN A VALID MOTION AND A SECOND THIS IS ON THE TABLE AND CAN'T BE REMOVED AT THIS POINT BY THE ADMINISTRATION.

WE CAN'T HAVE A DISCUSSION? SO, YEAH, SO IT HAS BEEN MOTION AND SECONDED.

I AM STILL TAKING OTHER NOMINATIONS.

THERE WILL BE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE, TO POSTPONE, IF THAT IS MOTION DURING THE DURING THE CALL.

I HEAR NO OTHER NOMINATIONS, ARE THERE ANY OTHER MOTIONS? MR. PRESIDENT, I MOVE THAT WE POSTPONE THIS UNTIL THE JUNE MEETING AND THAT THE PRESIDENT APPOINTS A COMMITTEE TO COME UP WITH A PLAN FOR REDISTRICTING FOR THE BOARD.

IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND.

SECOND, IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED TO POSTPONE THIS ITEM UNTIL THE JUNE MEETING.

DO WE HAVE ANY DISCUSSION? TRUSTEE FLORES.

I MEAN, THIS IS ALREADY AN ABBREVIATED IT'S GOING TO BE A SPRINT TO THE END AND I THINK WE REALLY DO NEED TO SELECT COUNCIL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.

I MEAN, ALL THE COUNCILS, YOU KNOW, THEY DID A GREAT JOB PRESENTED, YOU KNOW, CLEAR TIMELINES, ALL OF THEIR TIMELINES STARTED RIGHT NOW.

AND I THINK IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE START MOVING WITH SOME ALACRITY BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, START THE HEARINGS AND WHATNOT.

COME SEPTEMBER, IT'S GOING TO BE A SPRINT.

IT'S NOT GOING TO.

AND I'VE BEEN THROUGH THIS BEFORE.

WE DID THE COMMUNITY MEETINGS.

WE DID A LOT OF COMMUNITY MEETINGS.

WE WENT IN EVERY TRUSTEE DISTRICT, WE DID QUADRANTS.

WE MET WITH DIFFERENT ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAD, YOU KNOW, WERE INTERESTED IN REDISTRICTING.

I MEAN, I PERSONALLY MET WITH WITH I WENT TO THE HISPANIC CHAMBER.

SO ALL THE INTEREST GROUPS THAT WANT TO BE ABLE TO VISIT, WE VISITED WITH ALL OF THEM.

AND IT'S GOING TO BE IT'S A LOT OF HARD WORK.

AND WE REALLY NEED SOMEBODY HELPING US, YOU KNOW, THROUGH THAT PROCESS, QUARTERBACKING

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IT.

AND I REALLY DO THINK THAT WE NEED TO START MOVING ON THIS QUICKLY, BECAUSE IF NOT, WE'RE GOING TO BE, YOU KNOW, ON THE BACK FOOT, ON OUR BACK HEELS THE WHOLE TIME, YOU KNOW, SAYING, WELL, WE KNOW WE NEED MORE MEETINGS, MORE TRANSPARENCY.

WELL, THE ONLY WAY WE CAN DO THAT IS IF WE START NOW.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU TRUSTEE FLORES, TRUSTEE MICCICHE.

I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE LEGAL COUNSEL TO COME UP TO HELP US COME UP WITH THE PLAN TO ASK TO BE ABLE TO ASK THEM QUESTIONS ABOUT WHAT HOW WE WANT TO GO ABOUT IT.

DOES THIS WORK? DOES THAT WORK? IS THIS IS THIS APPROPRIATE? IS THAT APPROPRIATE? THIS IS IT.

I JUST CAN'T IMAGINE COMING UP WITH A PLAN WITH WITHOUT HAVING THE THE APPROPRIATE LEGAL ADVICE TO DO SO.

SO I'M SUPPORTIVE OF MOVING FORWARD.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU TRUSTEE MICCICHE.

TRUSTEE FOREMAN.

SO THE THE THE ONE TRUSTEE THAT IS IS STRONGLY SUPPORTING MOVING FORWARD IS THE TRUSTEE THAT'S BEEN IN TOUCH WITH THE ADMINISTRATION IN REGARDS TO WHAT HAPPENS WITH REDISTRICTING.

WE WE NEED TO BE MORE TRANSPARENT AND MORE HONEST, ONE OF THE THINGS THAT TROUBLED ME A LOT ABOUT THE SITUATION AROUND THIS BOARD IS, IS THAT THERE IS A LOT OF THINGS THAT GO ON BEHIND THE SCENES THAT THE OTHER TRUSTEE DO NOT KNOW ABOUT.

AND I DON'T LIKE IT.

I DON'T LIKE IT AT ALL.

THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO HAVE LEGAL COUNSEL.

WE BASICALLY DID NOT PUT OUT THE RFP AS A BOARD, WHICH IN THE PAST IT WAS NOT THE ADMINISTRATION, IT WAS BOARD SUPPORT THAT IT.

BUT THE ADMINISTRATION TALKED TO ONE TRUSTEE AND MOVE FORWARD.

THAT'S NOT THE WAY WE SHOULD BE DOING BUSINESS.

THIS IS NOT THIS IS NOT A BOARD THAT'S RAN BY ONE PERSON.

IF YOU GUYS WANT TO VOTE FOR IT, GO AHEAD AND DO IT, AND I HOPE YOUR CONSTITUENTS GET TO SEE WHO YOU ARE.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE FOREMAN, DO WE HAVE ANY OTHER DISCUSSION ITEMS HERE? I HAVE A COMMENT.

TRUSTEE MARSHALL.

I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY, I HAVEN'T HAD ANY CONVERSATIONS WITH ANYBODY.

NO, NO LAWYERS, NO NOBODY IN THE ADMINISTRATION AND NO OTHER TRUSTEE ABOUT THIS.

AND, YOU KNOW, I WAS COMPELLED BY THE FACT THAT THERE'S A FEBRUARY DEADLINE THAT IS IMPOSED BY STATE LAW AND WE NEED TO MOBILIZE AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE AND HAVE ATTORNEYS THAT ARE EXPERIENCED IN THIS AND CAN ADVISE US ON THE BEST PATH FORWARD TODAY, NOT NOT NEXT MONTH.

AND TO BE HONEST, I HAVEN'T HEARD ANY COMPELLING REASON WHY WE WOULD DELAY THAT IMPORTANT DECISION.

SO I'LL BE OPPOSING THE MOTION TO DELAY AND SUPPORTING THE NOMINATION.

THANKS.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE MARSHALL.

TRUSTEE JOHNSON.

WELL, WHAT WHAT WOULD BE THE THE NEGATIVE CAUSE IF WE DELAY IT FOR MORE OF AN IN-DEPTH CONVERSATION WITH THEM, WITH EACH OTHER? WOULD ANYONE PAY ANYONE WANT TO RESPOND TO THAT? I CAN GIVE MY ANSWER BASED ON WHAT I'VE HEARD AND UNDERSTOOD AS WE HAVE A VERY TIGHT TIMELINE.

HOWEVER, WE COULD DELAY AND IT WOULDN'T NECESSARILY IMPACT THAT, BUT WE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO BEGIN RECEIVING LEGAL COUNSEL UNTIL THE TIME AT WHICH WE WOULD ADOPT THAT GROUP.

ADDITIONALLY, WE CAN STILL GO THROUGH THE PROCESS OF SETTING AND ORGANIZING OUR THE WAY.

WE'RE GOING TO DETERMINE WHAT OUR PROCESS WILL BE.

WE CAN START THAT PROCESS NOW, BUT THAT WOULD BE WITHOUT LEGAL COUNSEL UNTIL WE ESSENTIALLY DECIDE ON LEGAL COUNSEL TO SUPPORT US IN THAT PROCESS.

SO WITH US DOING IT RIGHT NOW, WE'RE JUST GETTING LEGAL COUNSEL INVOLVED NOW WE'RE SELECTING THE LAW FIRMS THAT WE WILL USE AS LEGAL COUNSEL DURING THIS PROCESS OF REDISTRICTING.

SO WE'LL PROBABLY IF WE VOTE ON THE LAW FIRM, IT WILL BE THE SAME LAW FIRMS WHERE IT IS NOW OR JUNE, WHICHEVER.

IF WE SELECT LAW FIRMS NOW, WE CAN BEGIN USING THEM NOW THROUGHOUT JUNE TO HELP SET THE PROCESS, ETC. IF WE WAIT UNTIL JUNE, WE COULDN'T USE THEM UNTIL WE SELECT THE LAW FIRMS AND THEN WOULD MOVE FORWARD TO THAT DATE.

WILL IT IMPEDE THE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT IF WE DO IT NOW OVER TO LATER, IF WE DO IT LATER? WILL IT IMPEDE THE COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT? I DON'T BELIEVE SO.

TRUSTEE FLORES.

THAT'S MY CONCERN.

BUT IT'S NOT GOING TO IMPEDE THE COMMUNITY'S INVOLVEMENT AND WE HAVE ENOUGH TIME TO HAVE A THROUGHOUT AND WHOLESOME CONVERSATION AND THEIR TRANSPARENCY WITH OUR COMMUNITY THEN THEN I'M FOR IT.

IF NOT, IF IT'S GOING TO HURT THE COMMUNITY BEING INVOLVED AND I DON'T WANT TO VOTE ON ANYTHING THAT'S GOING TO HURT MY COMMUNITY.

TRUSTEE MICCICHE, FOLLOWED BY IF YOU WANT TO RESPOND TO THAT.

WELL, WELL, YEAH.

I FIRST WANT TO SAY I HAVEN'T HAD ANY CONVERSATIONS WITH THE ADMINISTRATION ABOUT THIS.

I'M JUST PURELY LOOKING AT THIS AS BEING A COMPLEX LEGAL PROCESS, A PROCESS

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THAT WE WE NEED THAT WE NEED THE COMPETENT HELP TO TO WORK TO WORK THROUGH A PLAN.

I DO THINK IF WE JUST DELAYED IT A MONTH, WELL, IT JUST SHORTENS THE AMOUNT OF TIME.

AND IF YOU SHORTEN THE AMOUNT OF TIME BEFORE YOU CAN GET STARTED, YOU SHORTEN YOU POTENTIALLY SHORTEN THE AMOUNT OF TIME YOU HAVE FOR COMMUNITY MEETINGS AND AND COMMUNITY INPUT.

TRUSTEE FLORES.

THERE'S ALSO THE POTENTIAL RISK THAT IF WE DON'T GO ABOUT DOING THIS THE RIGHT WAY.

SO, FOR EXAMPLE, LET'S SAY WE DELAY, WE DON'T GET LEGAL COUNSEL.

YOU KNOW, WE START HAVING OUR COMMUNITY MEETINGS, WHICH WE'RE ALL ENTITLED TO DO WHENEVER WE WANT AT ANY TIME.

BUT WE DON'T DO IT RIGHT.

AND THEN LEGAL COUNSEL COMES BACK AND SAID, NO, Y'ALL DID THAT WRONG.

YOU NEED TO DO THIS OTHER WAY.

THEN WE'D HAVE TO REDO IT.

I MEAN, IT SEEMS TO ME THAT LET'S JUST GET THE LEGAL COUNSEL NOW.

LET'S MAKE SURE THAT EVERY SINGLE MEETING WE HAVE IS APPROPRIATE, YOU KNOW, GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION AND MAKING SURE WE'RE GETTING THE RIGHT INPUT.

AND SO THAT'S I MEAN, REALLY, THIS IS A THIS IS A SPRINT.

I'VE BEEN THROUGH IT TWICE.

IT'S A LOT OF WORK, THE BOARD IS GOING TO BE VERY INVOLVED.

WE'RE GOING TO BE OUT THERE IN OUR COMMUNITIES MEETING WITH CONSTITUENTS, YOU KNOW, MAKING SURE THAT WE EACH INDIVIDUALLY AND THEN AS A BOARD GET THE RIGHT KIND OF INPUT ON THIS.

AND SO THAT'S THAT'S THAT'S WHY I REALLY I REALLY BELIEVE WE NEED TO START THE PROCESS NOW.

JUST TRUSTEE HENRY, DO YOU HAVE A RESPONSE TO TRUSTEE HE ASKS A QUESTION, GENERALLY, SOME ALLOWING RESPONSES TO THAT QUESTION AND, .

JUST LET ME KNOW WHEN IT'S MY TURN TO SPEAK DO YOU HAVE A RESPONSE TO TRUSTEE JOHNSON'S QUESTION? YES, GO AHEAD.

TRUSTEE FOREMAN.

MY RESPONSE IS, IS THAT WHILE I WASN'T ON THE BOARD, I DID GO THROUGH THE PROCESS AND I AM VERY FAMILIAR WITH THIS PROCESS.

YES, WE WILL BE DELAYING IT, BUT WE CAN ALSO GET LEGAL COUNSEL WITH THAT, HIRING THESE FIRMS TO BE OUR REDISTRICTING FIRMS. WE CAN GET LEGAL COUNSEL.

WITHOUT THAT.

THE BOARD PRESIDENT HAS THE RIGHT TO GET LEGAL COUNSEL.

SO SO IT'S NOT LIKE WE HAVE TO DO IT WITHOUT LEGAL COUNSEL.

THERE IS A PUSH TO TO BRING THESE FIRMS ON AND I AM AGAINST THAT.

I WOULD NEVER DO ANYTHING THAT'S GOING TO IMPEDE THE COMMUNITY.

NEVER.

NEVER HAVE, NEVER WILL.

AND I HATE THAT INFERENCE.

I WOULD NEVER DO THAT.

TO DELAY THIS GIVES US AN OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE SURE WE KNOW WHICH WAY WE'RE GOING, BECAUSE I'M TELLING YOU THE VERY SAME THING THAT JUST HAPPENED, WITH PUSHING THESE UP TO THE TABLE IS GOING TO HAPPEN WITH REDISTRICTING.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE MARSHALL, DID YOU HAVE A RESPONSE TO TRUSTEE JOHNSON? I DO, BRIEFLY.

I MEAN, I WOULD JUST YOU KNOW, WITH ALL DUE RESPECT TO MY COLLEAGUES PREVIOUS COMMENTS, THIS IS A THIS IS UNLIKE MOST OF THE ISSUES THAT COME BEFORE THE BOARD IN THE SENSE THAT THERE IS ACTUALLY STATE IMPOSED DEADLINE.

AND THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE TIME WHERE WE HAVE FAILED TO GET ADEQUATE COMMUNITY INPUT IN THE PAST, WE HAVE DONE THAT BECAUSE WE HAVE BEEN UNDER TIGHT TIME PRESSURE AND THERE'S BEEN SOME REASON THAT WE NEEDED TO MOVE FORWARD QUICKLY BEFORE GETTING THAT COMMUNITY INPUT.

SO TO ME, GIVEN THAT THIS ACTUALLY AS A HARD DEADLINE, IT STANDS TO REASON THAT THE QUICKER WE GET COUNSEL AND THE QUICKER WE START THE COMMUNITY, IMPORT INPUT PROCESS, THE MORE TIME THERE IS TOGETHER.

BUT WHEREAS IF WE KICK THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD AND DON'T HIRE COUNCIL THIS MONTH, THEN THAT TAKES ONE MONTH AWAY JUST BY THE PROCESS OF MATH, THAT IT TAKES ONE MONTH AWAY FROM THE AMOUNT OF TIME TOTAL AVAILABLE TO GET COMMUNITY INPUT.

SO I THINK ALMOST BY DEFINITION, GIVEN THAT THERE IS A DEFINITIVE TIMELINE, THAT IF WE KICK THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD, WE HAVE TAKEN A MONTH AWAY OF COMMUNITY INPUT.

SO TO ME, IT SEEMS CLEAR THE ANSWER TO THAT QUESTION.

TRUSTEE JOHNSON, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

YOU GOT A LOT OF RESPONSES TO YOUR QUESTION.

HE'S WAITING FOR HIS TURN.

I WAS GOING TO WAIT TO TRUSTEE HENRY SPEAK DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? HE'S WAITING FOR HIS OWN TURN.

OK, FIRST, I'M NOT REFERRING TO THAT ANY TRUSTEE IS TRYING TO IMPEDE ANY COMMUNITY MEETING.

I'M ASKING BECAUSE IT'S A MONTH PROBABLY WHEN A COUPLE OF DAYS DIFFERENCE.

SO I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WHATEVER WE DO, IF WE PUSH IT BACK, WILL THAT CAUSE A DELAY IN COMMUNITY INPUT? BECAUSE I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT MY COMMUNITY IN DISTRICT FIVE AND AS WELL AS ANYONE ELSE HAVE ALL THE INPUT THEY NEED AND WE CAN EDUCATE OUR COMMUNITY.

SO MY MY QUESTION IS NOT INFERRING ANY OF THE TRUSTEE, BUT THAT I WILL BE

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KNOWLEDGEABLE ON WHAT'S GOING ON AND THE TIME DIFFERENCE WITH A TIMEFRAME, WOULD THAT MAKE A VAST DIFFERENCE? SO THAT'S WHY I ASKED MY COLLEAGUES, ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT'S BEEN ON THE BOARD A LOT LONGER THAN ME, I WANT TO HEAR THEIR EXPERIENCE CONCERNING THIS MATTER.

ABSOLUTELY.

I KNOW, LET'S KEEP GOING.

YOU CAN MAKE IT DURING THE NEXT TIME, TRUSTEE HENRY.

THANKS.

I HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS FOR THE ADMINISTRATION INITIALLY.

AND THEN THE FIRST, THE TO THE FOUR FIRMS THAT CAME BEFORE THE BOARD TODAY.

WHERE DO THEY COME FROM? HOW DO THEY GET THERE? .

I THINK ALL THE FIRMS THAT APPLIED WHEN WE DID A GENERAL REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR LAW FIRMS, THEY CHECKED THE BOX THAT THEY DID REDISTRICTING, AND I THINK THAT'S HOW THEY GOT ON, IS THAT RIGHT? CORRECT.

SO OUT OF OUR POLL, THESE ARE THE ONLY FOUR THAT CHECK THE BOX TO SAY THEY DO REDISTRICTING.

CORRECT.

THERE WERE FIVE, BUT TWO OF THEM PRESENTED TOGETHER AND THERE WAS ACTUALLY SIX TOTAL.

AND ONE LAW FIRM LOST THE PARTNER THAT ACTUALLY DID REDISTRICTING.

SO THEY DIDN'T PRESENT.

SO SIX TOTAL.

ONE DROPS OUT.

THEY LOSE THE PARTY THAT DOES REDISTRICTING, THAT'S FIVE.

CORRECT.

SAID THEY DO REDISTRICTING.

WE HAD FOUR PRESENTATIONS OR TWO OF THEM COMBINED, WHICH TWO COMBINED? IT WAS O'HANLAN AND ROLANDO RIOS AND ASSOCIATES.

SO.

THEY BOTH DO REDISTRICTING BUT DECIDED TO DO A JOINT PRESENTATION.

OK I HAVE PROBABLY SEPARATE QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT FOR ANOTHER DAY.

SO EVERYONE THAT'S WITHIN OUR POOL, THAT CHECK THE BOX PRESENTED BEFORE US, DO WE HAVE AN OPTION TO USE FOLKS OUTSIDE OF THAT POOL, OUTSIDE OF THE BOARD PRESIDENT? DISCRETION TO HIRE.

YOU COULD, BUT WE WOULD HAVE TO SEEK OUTSIDE OF THE RFQ FOR FIRMS THAT SPECIALIZE IN REDISTRICTING.

WHAT WOULD THAT LOOK LIKE? WELL, WE'D HAVE TO GET RECOMMENDATIONS.

INTO TRUSTEE FOREMAN POINT IF YOU DELAY A MONTH.

IS THERE ANYTHING THAT IMPEDES THE BOARD PRESIDENT FROM HIRING COUNSEL TO HELP WITH THE SCHEDULING? I WOULD SAY THE BOARD PRESIDENT HAS THAT DISCUSSION, OK, AND DO WE MEET IN JULY? NO, NO, JUST CONFIRMING IT SO.

I THINK WE DO HAVE A CONDENSED SCHEDULE.

I THINK IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO GET THE BALL MOVING.

I DON'T THINK THIS IS, FRANKLY, MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE.

I THINK OF THE FOUR THAT ACTUALLY DO REDISTRICTING.

THAT SEEMS LIKE WE HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN THOSE FOUR.

THAT CAN HAPPEN.

I THINK WE CAN ALSO IF IT'S THE BOARD PRESIDENT DISCRETION AND WILL THAT WE ENGAGE SOMEONE TO ALSO HELP US WITH THE SCHEDULE IF WE WANT TO MEET BEFORE THEN.

SO I'M NOT TAKING A STANCE.

IF WE DO IT NOW OR LATER, I JUST DON'T THINK THEY'RE MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE.

I THINK WE COULD START NOW AND VOTE ON ONE OF THESE FOUR FIRMS AND ALSO GET OUTSIDE COUNSEL.

WE CAN DELAY A MONTH AND GET OUTSIDE COUNSEL.

I DON'T THINK IT'S AN EITHER OR TYPE SITUATION, SO I JUST CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG.

I THINK YOU CAN DO THAT, THE PROBLEM THAT I SEE IS THE FIRM THAT YOU ENGAGE PRIOR TO SELECTING ONE OFFICIALLY MAY GET THE IMPRESSION THAT THEY ARE GOING TO BE HELPING THE BOARD MOVING FORWARD.

ALL RIGHT.

I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING ELSE RIGHT NOW.

THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE HENRY ANYONE ELSE FOR FIRST ROUND.

ANYONE FOR A SECOND ROUND? TRUSTEE FOREMAN.

SO I DON'T HAVE REAL CLARITY IN REGARDS TO IF THE BOARD PRESIDENT SOLICITED OR HIRED SOMEONE TO HELP US PUT TOGETHER A PROCESS.

HOW DOES THAT IMPEDE US VOTING ON THE FIRMS THE NEXT TIME? CAN SOMEBODY TELL ME THAT? HOW DOES THAT IMPEDE US FROM VOTING ON THE FIRMS IN JUNE? TRUSTEE FOREMAN, I WOULD SAY, I MEAN, THIS IS THE BOARD'S DISCRETION.

YEAH, BUT THE PROBLEM IS, IS THAT THE ADMINISTRATION WENT OUT AND DID THE RFP AND THEN THE ADMINISTRATION PUT IT ON THE AGENDA.

WE DID NOT DO AN RFP, WHO DID? WE DID A GENERAL RFP FOR ALL SERVICES, AND THEN WE ALIGNED IT BECAUSE WE KNEW THERE WAS AN ISSUE COMING UP ON TIMELINE TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.

SO WE DID NOT DO A SPECIAL RFP FOR REDISTRICTING.

OH, SO WE DIDN'T.

SO THESE HAVE BEEN IN THE PIPELINE ALL THE TIME.

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THESE HAVE BEEN IN THE PIPELINE ALL THE TIME.

SO, AGAIN, HOW DOES IT IMPEDE? THE PRESIDENT, SO MAYBE NOBODY WANTS TO ANSWER THAT QUESTION, HOW DOES IT IMPEDE THE PRESIDENT FROM GETTING SOMEONE TO ASSIST AND PUTTING A PROCESS TOGETHER? BECAUSE IF YOU HIRE FOUR FIRMS OR THREE FIRMS, BECAUSE THE LAST TIME I BELIEVE IT WAS THREE FIRMS, NOT TWO.

SO IF YOU HIRE TWO FIRMS OR THREE FIRMS, WHICH ONE IS GOING TO GIVE US THE DIRECTION IS IT THE ONE THAT SAYS HE CUT IT CORRECTLY FOR YOU, EDWIN, OR IS IT THE OTHER FIRM? WHATEVER INFORMATION SOMEBODY TRUSTEE FOR ME, I WAS HIRING ONE OR MULTIPLE FIRMS, HUH? THE NOMINATION ON THE FLOOR WAS TO SELECT BOTH O'HANLON.

AND THERE WERE FOUR FIRMS THAT ACTUALLY PRESENTED.

SO THE OTHER OTHER QUESTION IS, TRUSTEE MACKEY, MAYBE YOU CAN HELP ME IF, IN FACT, WE DO NOT.

MEET THE TIMELINE.

SO THAT WE CAN HAVE AN ELECTION IN MAY, BECAUSE THAT'S THE IMPETUS, CORRECT? I BELIEVE THEY DID SET THEIR TIMELINES BASED ON BUILDING BACK FROM THE NEXT ELECTION.

AND DID THEY ALSO NOT STATE THAT IF WE DON'T MEET THAT TIMELINE FOR THE NEXT ELECTION, WHICH IS 90 DAYS, THAT WOULD BE IN FEBRUARY, WE'D HAVE TO HAVE A COMPLETE IF I HEARD THAT CORRECTLY.

YOU KNOW, SOMETIMES I CAN'T HEAR.

WELL, THERE'S ALSO AN OPTION OF DELAYING THE ELECTION, AND WE'VE DONE THAT BEFORE.

THERE'S ALSO AN OPTION OF DELAYING THE ELECTION TO MAKE SURE.

WHY ARE YOU SHAKING YOUR HEAD? THAT'S WHAT THEY SAID.

THERE'S THE OPTION OF DELAYING THE ELECTION IF WE DON'T MEET THE TIMELINE.

I THINK THAT'S WHAT I HEARD.

DID DID I HEAR THAT, PAM? DO YOU RECALL THAT NO, YOU DON'T RECALL IT EITHER.

DID I HEAR THAT, DR.

HINOJOSA THEY SAID YOU CANNOT ACTUALLY HAVE WOULDN'T HAVE A CHOICE TO DELAY? EXACTLY.

THAT'S WHAT I WAS TRYING TO GET TO.

SOMEBODY JUST REPEAT WHAT I HEARD.

SO THERE IS TRUSTEE JOHNSON.

THERE IS ANOTHER OPTION TO THIS THAT WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT.

MY CONCERN STILL REMAINS IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO PUT A PROCESS IN PLACE.

WE HAVE NO PROCESS ON HOW WE'RE GOING TO ROLL THIS OUT.

TEN YEARS AGO, THE PROCESS WAS OK.

TWENTY YEARS AGO, IT WAS NOT GOOD BECAUSE WE DIDN'T GO TO THE COMMUNITY WITH ALL OF THE QUESTIONS THAT WE DID 10 YEARS AGO, AND THE COMMUNITY DID HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY IN EACH TRUSTEE'S DISTRICT TO PARTICIPATE.

AND THAT'S WHAT I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO.

BUT IF WE RUSH INTO IT WITHOUT A PROCESS, WE'RE GOING TO KEEP HEARING RUSH, RUSH, RUSH, AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE THE COMMUNITY INPUT.

IF THAT MAKES ANY SENSE.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE FOREMAN ANYONE ELSE ON SECOND ROUND? TRUSTEE JOHNSON, CAN SOMEONE GIVE ME CLARITY WHEN TRUSTEE FOREMAN IS SAYING THE COMMUNITY WILL NOT HAVE INPUT? THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO ME.

SO I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT IF WE VOTE FOR IT TONIGHT, HERE'S THE QUESTION WE VOTE TONIGHT.

WILL THAT IMPEDE COMMUNITY'S INPUT IF WE VOTE 20 DAYS OR 30 DAYS LATER? WILL THAT IMPEDE THE COMMUNITY'S INPUT WITH ANY OF THE ANY OF THE VOTING THE TIME LINE STOP COMMUNITY INPUT? THAT'S WHAT MY QUESTION IS.

SO YOU I'LL ANSWER THIS FROM MY PERSPECTIVE.

YOU HEARD ANSWERS FROM OTHER PEOPLE'S PERSPECTIVE.

THE WAY THAT THIS IS, IS WE ARE GOING TO NEED TO AND I FULLY CONCUR WITH TRUSTEE FOREMAN WE NEED TO SET STARTING NOW AND MOVING WITH HASTE TO SET A ROBUST PROCESS FOR WHAT THIS WILL LOOK LIKE.

WE NEED TO DO THAT.

WHETHER OR NOT WE HAVE A LAW FIRM THAT IS HELPING GUIDE US ON THE LEGALITIES OF THAT PROCESS OR NOT, OR WE WAIT ON THAT, WE CAN START THAT PROCESS AND WE'LL START THAT PROCESS IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE TO DETERMINE WHAT THAT ROBUST COMMUNITY INPUT, WHAT THAT SYSTEM LOOKS LIKE OVER THE COMING MONTHS WITH ALL OF THE COMMUNITY FEEDBACK.

WHAT WE'RE DECIDING ON TONIGHT IS WHETHER OR NOT TO SELECT LEGAL COUNSEL THAT CAN HELP US IN THAT PROCESS FROM NOW.

OR DO WE WAIT ON HAVING THE LEGAL INPUT?

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WE ARE STILL GOING TO GO THROUGH THE PROCESS OF SETTING UP WHAT OUR SYSTEM AND OUR PROCEDURES ARE GOING TO BE AS A BOARD TO MAKE SURE WE GET COMMUNITY INPUT.

THE QUESTION TONIGHT IS WHETHER OR NOT WE'LL HAVE LEGAL COUNSEL STARTING ANYTIME WE CHOOSE IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE TO HELP US WITH THAT PROCESS OR WHETHER WE'LL SET THAT PROCESS UNTIL WE DECIDE WE'LL SET THAT.

WE'LL GET LEGAL COUNSEL ONLY AFTER WE'VE SET THE PROCESS OURSELVES.

THAT'S THE DIFFERENCE.

THANK YOU.

SO SO WE'RE STILL GOING TO GET THE ROBUST PROCESS THAT THAT'S NEEDED YOU AS THE PRESIDENT NOMINATE THOSE FACTS, CORRECT? THAT IS MY PERSONAL INTENTION THAT WE SEE THAT HAPPEN IN THIS PROCESS.

YES.

OK, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE FLORES.

THE DIFFERENCE BEING, HOWEVER, THAT IF YOU KNOW ONE TRUSTEE BEING THE PRESIDENT SELECTS ON THEIR OWN BY THEMSELVES, THE LAW FIRM OR LAW FIRMS OR WHATEVER, WE END UP STARTING TO USE IMMEDIATELY VERSUS THE BOARD VOTING TO DO IT.

THAT'S THE DIFFERENCE IF WE VOTE ON IT TODAY, IT WAS THE BOARD WHO VOTED TO SELECT THESE LAW FIRMS, NOT ONE TRUSTEE BY THEMSELVES.

AND I LOVE TRUSTEE MACKEY, HE'S AN AWESOME TRUSTEE IS GOING TO BE GREAT BOARD PRESIDENT, BUT IT WOULD JUST BE HIM, HIS PERSONAL DECISION, NOT OUR DECISION.

AND THAT WOULD BE FOR A MONTH, LET'S SAY, THEN BY THE END OF JUNE, LET'S SAY AT THE END OF THE BOARD MEETING.

WELL, THEN THE DISTRICT SHUTS DOWN FOR A WHOLE MONTH AND THEN BEGINNING IN AUGUST, THERE'S ALL THE STUFF WITH SCHOOL STARTING.

SO BY THE TIME WE EVEN START HAVING OUR MEETINGS AND FIGURING OUT WHAT OUR PLAN IS GOING TO BE AND WHEN WE'RE GOING TO START COMMUNITY MEETINGS.

NOW, YOU'RE ALREADY TALKING SEPTEMBER, RIGHT? BECAUSE ALL THE STUFF THAT'S HAPPENING WITH THE BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR TRYING TO SCHEDULE MEETINGS IS GOING TO BE PRETTY TOUGH VERSUS IF WE START NOW, WE CAN HAVE OUR PLAN IN PLACE SO THAT WHEN WE GO AWAY IN JULY, WE ALREADY HAVE OUR AUGUST DATES THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN SET AND WE CAN START THE PROCESS.

AND THAT'S THE WAY I LOOK AT IT.

YOU KNOW, MY NAME HAS BEEN USED IN VAIN AT LEAST A COUPLE OF TIMES TODAY.

SO NOW IT'S MY OPPORTUNITY TO SAY A FEW THINGS.

SO FIRST OF ALL, WE USED TWO FIRMS BECAUSE IT WAS THE BIGGER STAFF FIRM AND IT WAS ROLANDO RIOS.

THOSE ARE THE TWO FIRMS THAT HELPED US TEN YEARS AGO.

SO FOR THE RECORD, IT WAS TWO THE MAPS WERE WORKED TOGETHER WITH ALL THE TRUSTEES IN A VERY OPEN PROCESS.

ALL OUR MEETINGS WERE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

WE NEVER HAD A SINGLE CLOSED SESSION ABOUT OUR REDISTRICTING TEN YEARS AGO, WHICH WAS DIFFERENT FROM THE 2000 REDISTRICTING.

SO IT WAS A VERY OPEN AND A VERY TRANSPARENT PROCESS.

ALL ALONG.

THE MAPS WERE PUT OUT ALL ALONG.

THE TRUSTEES WERE ALL IN PUBLIC DISCUSSING MAPS AND LOOKING AT MAPS.

WE DID HAVE INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS WITH THE LAWYERS SO THAT THEY COULD HEAR KIND OF GET OUR INPUT AND THE NUMBERS.

THE DELTA AND THE NUMBER OF OF CITIZENS THAT LIVE IN OUR DISTRICTS OR PEOPLE WHO LIVE IN OUR DISTRICT ARE SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT THAN THEY WERE 10 YEARS AGO.

JUST IN TERMS OF THE DELTA BETWEEN THE DISTRICT WITH THE MOST AND THE DISTRICT WITH THE LEAST.

SO IT'S GOING TO REALLY REQUIRE A VERY ROBUST, VERY PUBLIC PROCESS TO DO THIS BECAUSE THE CHANGES ARE GOING TO HAVE TO BE PRETTY SUBSTANTIAL VERSUS 10 YEARS AGO WHEN WE WERE JUST MOSTLY TWEAKS ON EDGES BETWEEN TRUSTEE DISTRICTS.

AND AND I'LL SAY THAT THOSE WE VOTED ON AT NINE TO NOTHING, THERE WAS NEVER ANY REAL FIGHTER ANY PUBLIC DISPUTE OVER THOSE THOSE MAPS BETWEEN THE TRUSTEES DURING THE PROCESS.

AND I ALSO, YOU KNOW, DID TALK TO CHIEF LEAR ABOUT THIS PROCESS.

SHE REACHED OUT TO ME BECAUSE I'M THE ONLY PERSON WHO'S DONE THIS AND I'M THE ONLY OTHER THAT DR. HINOJOSA AND BUT AS FROM THE TRUSTEE POINT OF VIEW, FROM A POLITICAL POINT OF VIEW, I'M THE ONLY TRUSTEE WHO'S DONE THIS SITTING AT THE TABLE TODAY.

AND I CAN TELL YOU THAT IT'S A SPRINT AND YOU CAN NEVER GET ENOUGH COMMUNITY INPUT.

I'M TOTALLY WITH YOU ON THAT.

I THINK WE NEED TO START GETTING IT ASAP.

MY DISCUSSION WITH WITH CHIEF LEAR WAS ALL AROUND SCHEDULE.

WHAT DOES THE SCHEDULE LOOK LIKE? YOU KNOW, HOW DID YOU GUYS DO COMMUNITY MEETINGS? YOU KNOW, HOW DID YOU WORK WITH YOUR LAWYERS? HOW DID THE BOARD MEET? AND I TOLD HER WE MET IN PUBLIC EVERY SINGLE MEETING.

WE HIRED LAWYERS AS SOON AS WE COULD BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT WE NEEDED TO MAKE THIS A ROBUST PROCESS.

NOW THERE DIFFERENCE IS BEFORE WE WOULD HAVE HAD TO BACK OUT ANOTHER TWO MONTHS BECAUSE BEFORE WE HAD TO GET JUSTICE DEPARTMENT PRECLEARANCE, THAT BASICALLY THE WAY THAT THAT WORKED IS YOU PRESENTED YOUR MAP TO THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT.

AND THEY COULD EITHER SIT ON THEM FOR TWO MONTHS, AND IF THEY DIDN'T DO ANYTHING AND DIDN'T OBJECT TO THEM, THEN THEY PASSED OR THEY COULD OBJECT TO THEM.

THAT'S WHAT THE PRECLEARANCE WAS LIKE.

AND FROM WHAT WE HEARD TODAY, THERE'S LEGISLATION THAT COULD BRING THAT BACK

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AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL.

SO THAT WOULD KICK.

THAT WOULD FORCE US TO ACTUALLY SHORTEN THE PROCESS BY TWO MONTHS OF THAT LEGISLATION PASSES AND FROM WHAT I HEARD IT HAS A PRETTY GOOD CHANCE OF PASSING.

SO RIGHT NOW, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, HAVING THIS WHOLE PROCESS DONE IN JANUARY.

BUT IF THAT BILL PASSES AND BECOMES LAW NOW, WE'RE TALKING NOVEMBER.

I THINK TRUSTEE TRUSTEE MACKEY ANSWERED MY QUESTION.

GOING TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE A ROBUST PROCESS FOR OUR COMMUNITY TO FULLY ENGAGE AND PARTICIPATE.

I'M FINE WITH THAT.

THAT WAS MY THAT WAS MY MAIN CONCERN.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE.

HENRY, I'LL START WITH A QUESTION FOR TRUSTEE FLORES.

SO THERE'S TWO FIRMS. IS THERE A REASON WHY I THINK THAT THEIR EXPERTISE IS DIFFERENT.

I THINK THAT THEY FROM THE PART OF THE STATE POINT OF VIEW, I THINK THAT THAT THE THOMPSON HORTON IS CLEARLY THE BEST FIRM IN THE STATE.

BUT THE RIOS O'HANLON GROUP IS REALLY THE ONE THAT KNOWS THE FEDERAL STUFF BEST.

IN FACT, ROLANDO RIOS WAS ONE OF THE FEW LAWYERS WHO ACTUALLY HAD FEDERAL WHO WON A FEDERAL REDISTRICTING CASE IN THE LAST 10 YEARS AGO FOR A CONGRESSIONAL SEAT.

SO THAT WAS THE REASON WHY I SAID, YOU KNOW, WE REALLY DO NEED TO HAVE, YOU KNOW, DIFFERENT FOLKS.

AND THERE ARE DIFFERENT FOLKS HERE IN THE ROOM WHO MAY FEEL MORE COMFORTABLE WORKING WITH ONE LAWYER OR ANOTHER LAWYER.

AND SO THIS GIVES US MORE OPTIONS TO BE ABLE TO DO BUSINESS WITH THOSE LAWYERS.

I THINK THE DISCUSSION ON WHETHER TO DELAY OR NOT, I CAN SEE THE BENEFITS OF BOTH.

ACTUALLY, I THINK FOR ME PERSONALLY, BETWEEN NOW AND NEXT MONTH, I DON'T THINK MY PERSPECTIVE IS GOING TO CHANGE ON WHO I WOULD VOTE FOR.

I DO STRUGGLE WITH HAVING TWO ON THERE ONE OF THE FOLKS YOU NOMINATED SOMEONE WHO I WOULD SUPPORT.

THE OTHER ONE IS NOT, FRANKLY, SOME STATEMENTS THAT I FELT WERE VERY PROBLEMATIC.

AND THEN KIND OF SOME OF THE DISCUSSION WE JUST HAD ABOUT HOW FOLKS ARE COMING TOGETHER TO BID FOR SOMETHING BOTHERS ME A BIT, TOO.

BUT ULTIMATELY, I WANT THIS TO BE, AS, YOU KNOW, TRANSPARENT.

AND, YOU KNOW, REDISTRICTING IS A VERY IMPORTANT ISSUE AT ALL LEVELS.

I THINK ONE OF THE PRESENTERS SPOKE TO THE IDEA THAT IT'S VERY INFLUENTIAL AND HOW STUFF GETS DONE AT A LOCAL, STATE AND FEDERAL LEVEL.

SO WHEN YOU HAVE VERY IMPORTANT DISCUSSIONS LIKE THAT, ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DISCUSSIONS WE COULD HAVE AS A BOARD, YOU KNOW, IT NEEDS TO BE AS TRANSPARENT AND FAIR AS POSSIBLE.

AND, YOU KNOW.

DISTRICT SHOULDN'T BE DRAWN FOR MY OPINION, FOR ELECTED OFFICIALS, THEY SHOULD BE DRAWN FOR THE PUBLIC TO GET THE BEST REPRESENTATION POSSIBLE FOR THE PUBLIC AND FOR SOMEONE TO SAY ON RECORD WHAT WAS SAID EARLIER IS A BIT MIND BOGGLING TO ME.

HONESTLY, I KNOW I AM AN ELECTED OFFICIAL AND OFTEN THEY DO TRY TO DRAW THEIR DISTRICTS IN A CERTAIN WAY AND THAT SO I WOULD BE SUPPORTIVE OF THE BOARD CHOOSING A FIRM, BUT NOT THAT PARTICULAR FIRM.

I'LL STATE ON RECORD, THAT'S ALL OK, IF WE FIND ANOTHER WAY TO GET ANOTHER MOTION OR SOME OTHER COMBINATION OR JUST ONE.

WE WILL WE WILL COME BACK AND WE ARE ALLOWED TO TAKE NOMINATIONS FURTHER OK ANYONE ELSE FOR A SECOND ROUND TRUSTEE MICCICHE.

I WAS GOING TO CALL THE QUESTION ON THE MOTION TO POSTPONE.

OK, THE QUESTION HAS BEEN CALLED ON THE MOTION TO POSTPONE TRUSTEES.

DO I HAVE A SECOND? SECOND, SECOND.

OK, SO WE ARE VOTING ON THE MOTION TO POSTPONE THE VOTE ON SELECTING LEGAL COUNSEL FOR REDISTRICTING.

SO A YES VOTE IS TO POSTPONE THIS VOTE AND PUSH IT TO NEXT A MEETING IN THE FUTURE, A NO.

ON THIS IS TO CONSIDER SELECTING LEGAL COUNSEL.

TONIGHT, WE'LL GO BACK TO NOMINATIONS SO TRUSTEES YOU CAN CAST YOUR VOTE ON POSTPONING.

MARSHALL VOTES NO.

GARCIA VOTES NO.

OH, THE MOTION WAS MADE BY TRUSTEE FOREMAN, SECONDED BY TRUSTEE JOHNSON AND THEN TRUSTEE MICCICHE CALLED THE QUESTION WITH MARSHALL SECONDING.

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WHAT WAS THE OUTCOME? I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE CLEAR BECAUSE WE HAD TWO MOTIONS HERE NOW, SO WE HAD THE MOTION TO CALL THE PREVIOUS QUESTION.

UNLESS THERE'S NO OBJECTION, THAT'S THE FIRST MOTION THAT'S ON THE FLOOR.

OK, SO MY APOLOGIES, IS THERE ANY OBJECTION TO CALLING THE QUESTION? TRUSTEE, I DON'T KNOW IF I WAS THE CAUSE OF THE CONFUSION, BUT MY INTENT WAS FOR US TO VOTE ON THE MOTION TO POSTPONE WE SEEMED LIKE WE HAD AMPLE OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS IT AND THAT IS WHAT I AM HOPING WE CAN VOTE ON.

RIGHT, AND IF NO ONE OBJECTED, I GUESS THAT'S A STEP BY STEP.

NO ONE OBJECTED TO CALLING ON THE QUESTION, THEN WE CAN GO AHEAD AND THEN MOVE ON THE MOTION TO POSTPONE.

OK.

HEARING NO OBJECTION.

WE WILL CALL THE QUESTION.

NOW WE ARE VOTING ON THE MOTION TO POSTPONE, SO A YES VOTE IS TO POSTPONE A NO VOTE IS TO CONSIDER CHOOSING LEGAL COUNSEL TONIGHT.

I STILL VOTE NO.

GARCIA VOTES NO.

WILL YOU GO AROUND.

SO YOU CAN USE THE COMPUTER, YOU CAN USE THE COMPUTER, SO.

YEAH, LET'S VOTE BY HAND, YEAH.

SO, AGAIN, A YES VOTE IS TO POSTPONE.

SO IF YOU VOTE YES, YOU ARE VOTING TO POSTPONE THIS ITEM FOR FUTURE CONSIDERATION.

A NO VOTE IS TO NOT POSTPONE AND CONSIDER THESE NOMINATIONS AND MAKE A VOTE TONIGHT.

SO WE'RE GOING TO DO A RAISE OF HAND AND WE'LL GET VERBAL CONFIRMATION FROM TRUSTEE GARCIA AND TRUSTEE MARSHALL ONLINE.

IF YOU ARE VOTING YES TO POSTPONE, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

TRUSTEE GARCIA, TRUSTEE MARSHALL.

I VOTE NO.

I VOTE NO.

ALL IN FAVOR OF VOTING NO.

PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

THE MOTION FAILS EIGHT TO ONE.

OK, PRESIDENT, I HAVE ANOTHER MOTION AND MY MOTION IF YOU'RE READY TO ACCEPT IT.

YEAH, WE JUST CONFIRM WHAT HAPPENED.

OK, OK, SO THE MOTION FAILED EIGHT TO ONE TRUSTEES YOU HAVE VOTED TO NOT POSTPONE THIS ITEM.

SO WE'RE MOVING BACK TO NOMINATIONS.

BUT IF YOU HAVE A MOTION, YES, I MOVE TO DIVIDE THE QUESTION SO THAT WE WILL VOTE SEPARATELY ON THE WHETHER WE WOULD HIRE THOMPSON AND HORTON SEPARATE QUESTION AND THEN A SEPARATE QUESTION ON WHETHER WE WOULD HIRE THE O'HANLAN AND RIOS COMBINATION.

OK, SO WHAT I'M GOING TO DO LETS PAUSE BECAUSE WE'RE BACK TO NOMINATIONS, I BELIEVE, ARE WE BACK ON NOMINATIONS? CORRECT.

SO WE'RE TAKING NOMINATIONS.

WE CAN IF THERE'S NO OTHER ONES, WE'LL MOVE THAT.

AND WE CAN YOU CAN THEN MOTION THERE OR SOMEONE CAN MAKE ANY OTHER NOMINATIONS IF THEY HAVE OTHER NOMINATIONS AT THIS TIME.

POINT OF INFORMATION, MR. PRESIDENT, IF SOMEBODY WANTED TO NOMINATE ONE OR THE OTHER, IT WOULD BE FAR EASIER TO ACCOMPLISH THAT JUST BY NOMINATING ONE.

RATHER THAN HAVING A MOTION THAT REQUIRES ANOTHER VOTE, CORRECT, YOU COULD JUST NOMINATE ONE OR TWO INDEPENDENTLY.

SO TRUSTEE MARSHALL, POINT OF ORDER OR SORRY TRUSTEE FLORES SO IF I WITHDREW MY MOTION, WHICH WAS TO DO THE COMBINED.

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YEAH.

AND THEN WE SAID WE TAKE NOMINATIONS AND THEN WE WOULD WE WOULD GO DOWN THE LIST AND VOTE.

YOU KNOW, FIRM A MM HMM, AND THEN SOMEBODY ELSE NOMINATES FIRM B SO WE WOULD VOTE ON FIRM A WHATEVER THE OUTCOME IS AND VOTE ON FIRM B WHATEVER THE OUTCOME IS.

SO WE WOULD GO THROUGH THE WHOLE LIST BECAUSE OR WOULD WE JUST THE FIRST ONE TO GET FIVE AND WE STOP.

I'M JUST TRYING TO GET AN UNDERSTANDING OF BECAUSE WE'RE SEPARATING THE WAY THAT THAT TRUSTEE MICCICHE SUGGESTING THEN WE WOULD JUST BE, YOU KNOW, NOMINATE A B.

IT GETS FIVE VOTES, B GETS FIVE VOTES, SO WE'RE STILL USING BOTH, RIGHT? WHAT DO WE WHAT CAN WE DO IN THAT CASE? WILL WE TAKE A VOTE ON IF WE WOULD CONSIDER MORE THAN ONE? IF THAT'S WHAT THE BOARD WISHES TO DO, THE WAY THAT WE HANDLED THIS WOULD BE THIS BLANK IS BASICALLY WHAT IT IS.

SORRY IF I'M TAKING MY MASK OFF SO YOU CAN HEAR ME BETTER.

WE'RE GOING TO WHAT WE'RE ACTUALLY DOING IS FILLING A BLANK.

AND SO IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE, IT'S THE WILL OF THE BOARD.

IF YOU WANT TO HAVE TWO FIRMS, YOU COULD HAVE THE TWO FIRMS. YOU CAN DO IT INDIVIDUALLY WHEN YOU VOTE INDIVIDUALLY.

IT'S THE FIRST FIRM THAT HAS A MAJORITY VOTE WINS AND YOU DON'T HAVE ANY OTHER VOTES UNLESS THE BOARD WANTS TO HAVE THE TWO HIGHEST VOTES.

AND SO THE BOARD CAN HANDLE THAT, HOW THEY WANT TO HANDLE IT.

THE EASIEST ONE OF THE METHODS THAT COULD BE USED IS HOW WE HAVE IT NOW WITH THE TWO NAMES OR ONE NAME SEPARATE.

SO NOMINATIONS ARE STILL OPEN UNTIL THOSE NOMINATIONS ARE CLOSED.

ALL OF THE FIRMS DO NOT HAVE TO BE NOMINATED.

BUT WHATEVER FIRMS ARE, YOU VOTE ON THAT PARTICULAR LIST AS IT COMES UP.

OK, SO CURRENTLY WE HAVE A COMBINATION OF TWO FIRMS THAT HAVE BEEN NOMINATED, THOMPSON HORTON AND RIOS AND O'HANLAN IS COMBINED OUTSIDE OF THOSE TWO FIRMS. ARE THERE ANY OTHER NOMINATIONS FOR OTHER FIRMS? MR. PRESIDENT, YES, I'D LIKE TO NOMINATE WALSH GALLEGOS.

OK, WE HAVE A NOMINATION FOR WALSH GALLEGOS.

RIGHT.

HOW WOULD WE GET.

SO COULD WE TAKE A MOTION TO ACCEPT UP TO TWO FIRMS OR UP TO THREE FIRMS? MR. PRESIDENT, I'D LIKE TO MAKE A MOTION THAT WE VOTE INDEPENDENTLY ON EACH FIRM THAT'S BEEN NOMINATED.

IF SOMEONE SECONDS THAT AND WE VOTE ON THAT FIRST SECOND.

OK, SO WE HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND TO VOTE ON EACH FIRM INDIVIDUALLY.

IS THERE ANY OBJECTION TO THAT? NO, NO OBJECTION, AND I'LL WITHDRAW MY MOTION TRUSTEE FLORES AND I'LL WITHDRAW MY MOTION.

OK, SO WE WILL VOTE ON EACH FIRM SEPARATELY AS WE GO THROUGH THIS.

WE HAVE THREE FIRMS NOMINATED BECAUSE YOU'RE THOSE ARE THE THREE YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT TRUSTEE MARSHALL, CORRECT? THAT'S CORRECT.

THE FIRST ONE TO FIVE VOTES, WOULD THAT BE THE WINNER? YES, NO, MY MOTION IS TO VOTE ON EACH ONE INDEPENDENTLY, MEANING IF ALL THREE PASSED, WE WOULD HAVE THREE ATTORNEYS IF TWO PASS, WE WOULD HAVE TWO AND SO ON.

GOOD.

CAN WE DO THAT? YES.

THAT'S NOT HOW IT'S NORMALLY DONE, BUT YES, WE CAN DO THAT WITH A MOTION AND A PROPER MOTION AND A SECOND.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE I'M UNDERSTANDING.

SO YOU'RE ACTUALLY SAYING IF THE BOARD WANTS TO HAVE THREE FIRMS? IS THAT WHAT I'M SAYING? WE WILL DECIDE HOW MANY ATTORNEYS WE HAVE AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE THREE SEPARATE VOTES THAT WILL EACH BE CONDUCTED INDEPENDENTLY.

AND IF ALL THREE PASSED, THEN WE WOULD HAVE THREE ATTORNEYS IF ALL TWO PASS.

WE WOULD HAVE TWO.

OK, THAT CHANGES THE RULES A LITTLE BIT.

YES, THAT'S FINE.

OK, SO IF THAT'S THE WILL OF THE BOARD.

YES.

OK, DO I HEAR ANY OBJECTION TO THIS, THE WAY THIS WILL WORK IS WE HAVE THREE NOMINATIONS, WE WILL VOTE ON EACH ONE INDEPENDENTLY.

ANY AND ALL FIRMS RECEIVING FIVE OR MORE VOTES WILL BE USED AS LEGAL COUNSEL FOR THIS REDISTRICTING PROCESS.

SO WE MAY HAVE ZERO ONE, TWO OR THREE AT THE END OF THIS PROCESS.

IS THERE ANY OBJECTION? OK, SO THEN WE WILL PROCEED, THE FIRST FIRM THAT WAS NOMINATED THAT WE WILL VOTE

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ON WOULD BE TO USE THOMSON HORTON AS PART OF THE POSITION FOR LEGAL COUNSEL FOR REDISTRICTING.

A YES VOTE WOULD ALLOW THOMPSON HORTON TO BECOME LEGAL COUNSEL FOR REDISTRICTING.

A NO VOTE WOULD NOT ALLOW THEM.

POINT OF INFORMATION, DO WE DISCUSS EACH NOMINATION OR YES, CAN WE FAYE YES, YES, DISCUSSION IS ALLOWED AT THIS POINT.

PERFECT.

OK, SO WE WILL OPEN DISCUSSION ON THOMPSON HORTON.

TRUSTEE FOREMAN.

OK, I'M GOING TO.

ANY OTHER BESIDE TRUSTEE HENRY, I PLAN ON BOTH IN SUPPORT OF HIRING THOMPSON HORTON.

ALL RIGHT, IF THERE IS NO OTHER DISCUSSION TRUSTEES, YOU MAY CAST YOUR VOTE.

WE NEED YOU TO VOTE BY HAND ON THIS, THESE PARTICULAR VOTES WILL BE VOTING BY HAND, ALL IN FAVOR OF ADOPTING THOMAS HORTON AS LEGAL COUNSEL FOR REDISTRICTING.

PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND FOR YESSES.

TRUSTEE MARSHALL, IF YOU CAN VOTE VERBALLY, I VOTE YES, TRUSTEE GARCIA, IF YOU CAN VOTE VERBALLY GARCIA VOTES YES.

THANK YOU.

ALL THOSE.

NO, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

SO THE MOTION PASSES EIGHT VOTING YES AND ONE VOTING NO.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE YOU HAVE SELECTED THOMPSON HORTON AS POSITION OF LEGAL COUNSEL FOR REDISTRICTING.

WE WILL NOW MOVE TO THE SECOND NOMINATED FIRM.

SO YOU ARE NOW GOING TO VOTE ON ADOPTING ROLANDO RIOS AND ASSOCIATES AND O'HANLAN, DEMERATH AND CASTILLO FOR THE POSITION OF LEGAL COUNSEL FOR REDISTRICTING.

A YES VOTE DOES MAKE THEM PART OF LEGAL COUNSEL FOR REDISTRICTING.

A NO VOTE WOULD NOT.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? TRUSTEE HENRY, RIO'S YES, RIOS YES, YEAH, I'M GOING TO REITERATE WHAT I SAID EARLIER, MY CONCERNS OF SOME OF THE COMMENTS MADE AT THE TABLE DURING THE PRESENTATION, IN PARTICULAR COMMENTS REGARDING BEING SUCCESSFUL, DRAWING DISTRICTS BECAUSE A RESULT OF THE ELECTION.

THAT'S NOT HOW WE SHOULD BE DOING REDISTRICTING, IN MY OPINION.

AND FRANKLY, THE AUDACITY TO SAY THAT IN A PUBLIC SETTING IS SOMETHING I DON'T WANT TO DEFEND IN PUBLIC, TAKEN IN MY DISTRICT.

SO I DO NOT PLAN ON SUPPORTING THAT PARTICULAR GROUP.

AND YEAH, I'LL LEAVE IT AT THAT.

THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE HENRY TRUSTEE JOHNSON.

I CONCUR WITH TRUSTEE HENRY.

I'M NOT GOING TO DEFEND THAT IN MY COMMUNITY.

THAT STATEMENT WAS PRETTY BOLD, THANK YOU, TRUSTEE JOHNSON.

ANY OTHER DISCUSSION HERE, MR. PRESIDENT? I JUST HAVE A QUESTION FOR MY COLLEAGUES.

YEP.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE I'M CLEAR ON EXACTLY WHICH COMMENT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT.

SO THE COMMENT THAT I THINK YOU'RE REFERENCING IS, IS THE ONE AROUND YET DOING THE JOB CORRECTLY BECAUSE I DON'T LIKE IT.

OFFICIAL ONE, IS THAT CORRECT? I DON'T KNOW IF SOMEONE WANTS TO READ THAT RECORD SPECIFICALLY, MY MEMORY'S NOT AS GREAT AS IT USED TO BE, SOMETHING ALONG THE LINES OF WE DID A GOOD JOB BECAUSE YOU WON, RIGHT? OR SOMEONE WON.

I'M NOT A STORY.

AND SOMEONE WITH NO BETTER QUOTE WHAT THE PERSON SAID YEAH, I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE WERE REFERENCING THE SAME QUOTE.

I DON'T NEED TO HEAR IT VERBATIM.

I AGREE THAT THAT WAS INAPPROPRIATE.

BUT I ALSO, YOU KNOW, AT LEAST IN THE MOMENT, I TOOK THAT TO BE SARCASM.

AND WHILE IT MAY HAVE BEEN OUT OF LINE, YOU KNOW, IT DOES STRIKE ME THAT THIS PARTICULAR GROUP OF ATTORNEYS HAS THE MOST EXPERIENCE OF ANY THAT WE HEARD TODAY.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, I'M INCLINED TO SUPPORT THEM DESPITE THE FACT THAT I DON'T AGREE WITH THAT STATEMENT.

I JUST THINK THAT WAS MADE IN POOR TASTE AND WAS AN EXAMPLE OF, YOU KNOW, AN INAPPROPRIATE SENSE OF HUMOR RATHER THAN RATHER THAN DEFICIT AND EXPERIENCE.

SO THANKS FOR CLARIFYING.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE FLORES.

AND I BELIEVE THE COMMENT WAS DIRECTED AT ME, ACTUALLY, AND SO I TOOK IT, AS YOU KNOW, IN JEST, BECAUSE IT DID HAVE TO DO WITH, YOU KNOW, THE FACT THAT I DO REPRESENT A NON HISPANIC DISTRICT.

AND IT WAS MEANT AS A JOKE BECAUSE I ALREADY REPRESENTED THAT DISTRICT BEFORE THEY WERE EVER INVOLVED.

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THEY WERE ALSO THE ONLY GROUP THAT PROVIDED US ANY CURRENT DATA THAT, YOU KNOW, WE'VE ALREADY STARTED TO LOOK AT, EVEN THOUGH IT'S AT STATE OF IT'S A YEAR OLD AND IT'S NOT THE OFFICIAL CENSUS NUMBERS.

THEY WERE THE CLEARLY THE ONLY FIRM THAT BOTHERED TO ACTUALLY GO GET SOME DATA ABOUT WHAT OUR DISTRICTS ARE LOOKING LIKE TODAY AND, YOU KNOW, INCLUDING THE YOU KNOW, THE PERCENTAGES AND THE NUMBERS AND KIND OF HOW FAR OFF WE WERE, AT LEAST AS OF LAST YEAR.

THEY WERE THE ONLY LAW FIRM THAT ACTUALLY BOTHERED TO DO SOME HOMEWORK AND BE READY TO SHOW US AT LEAST SOME PRELIMINARY NUMBERS.

SO I WILL BE SUPPORTING THEIR NOMINATION.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE FLORES, ANY OTHER FOR DISCUSSION? OK, TRUSTEES THAT CONCLUDES DISCUSSION, SO WE WILL.

THEM AS PART OF COUNSEL FOR REDISTRICTING, A NO VOTE WOULD NOT, SO TRUSTEES WE'LL BEGIN, WE'LL DO A SHOW OF HANDS FOR ALL IN THE ROOM TRUSTEE MARSHALL AND TRUSTEE GARCIA WILL VOTE VERBALLY, ALL IN FAVOR AND VOTING YES.

PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

TRUSTEE MARSHALL, I VOTE YES, TRUSTEE GARCIA, I ABSTAIN.

ALL THOSE VOTING NO, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

THE MOTION FAILS BY VOTING YES AND VOTING NO.

THREE, VOTING YES AND ONE ABSTAINING.

ALL RIGHT, TRUSTEES, YOU HAVE DECLINED THE MOTION TO MAKE ROLANDO RIOS AND ASSOCIATES AND O'HANLAN DEMERATH AND CASTILLO PORTION OF LEGAL COUNSEL FOR REDISTRICTING.

WE WILL NOW MOVE ON TO OUR THIRD NOMINATION, WALSH GALLEGOS.

SO WE WILL OPEN UP DISCUSSION ON WALSH GALLEGOS.

HEARING NO DISCUSSION, WE WILL NOW VOTE ON WALSH GALLEGOS, A YES VOTE WOULD MAKE WALSH GALLEGOS PART OF THE LEGAL COUNSEL POSITION FOR REDISTRICTING, A NO VOTE WOULD NOT.

SO WE WILL TAKE ALL VOTES FOR YES, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU'RE IN THE ROOM FOR YES.

TRUSTEE MARSHALL.

I VOTE NO , TRUSTEE GARCIA, GARCIA VOTES YES.

ALL RIGHT.

ALL THOSE IN THE ROOM FOR NO, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

I NEED TO ABSTAIN FROM THIS VOTE AND THEN, OK, THE MOTION PASSES, THE MOTION FAILS FOUR VOTING YES, I MEAN FOUR VOTING YES, THREE VOTING NO AND ONE ABSTAINING, FOUR VOTING NO.

THREE, VOTING YES AND ONE ABSTAINING.

RIGHT.

THERE WERE NINE VOTES.

IT WAS FOUR TO FOUR.

WE WILL DO ROLL CALL.

WE WILL DO ROLL CALL FOR THIS ONE.

SO ON MAKING WALSH GALLEGOS PART OF THE POSITION OF LEGAL COUNSEL FOR REDISTRICTING WE'LL BEGIN WITH DISTRICT ONE TRUSTEE FLORAS NO.

DISTRICT TWO TRUSTEE MARSHALL NO DISTRICT THREE TRUSTEE MICCICHE YES.

DISTRICT FOUR TRUSTEE GARCIA YES.

DISTRICT FIVE TRUSTEE JOHNSON YES.

DISTRICT SIX TRUSTEE FOREMAN YES.

DISTRICT SEVEN MYSELF, NO, DISTRICT EIGHT TRUSTEE CARREON, NO.

AND DISTRICT NINE, TRUSTEE HENRY ABSTAIN FOUR VOTING YES AND ONE ABSTAINING.

ALL RIGHT, TRUSTEES, YOU HAVE DENIED THE MOTION TO MAKE WALSH GALLEGOS PART OF LEGAL COUNSEL FOR REDISTRICTING.

ALL RIGHT, SO THAT CONCLUDES ITEM SIX, WE ARE MOVING ON TO THE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS,

[7.01 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve Consent Agenda Items 7.01 thru 7.54 as Amended]

SEVEN POINT OH ONE THROUGH SEVEN POINT FIVE FOUR AS AMENDED TRUSTEES, WE WILL HAVE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS, SEVEN POINT OH ONE THROUGH SEVEN POINT FIVE FOUR AS AMENDED.

THE FOLLOWING AGENDA ITEMS HAVE BEEN PULLED FOR A SEPARATE VOTE, SEVEN POINT OH THREE SEVEN POINT TWO FIVE SEVEN POINT TWO SEVEN SEVEN POINT THREE TWO SEVEN POINT THREE FOUR SEVEN POINT THREE FIVE SEVEN POINT FOUR THREE AND SEVEN POINT FOUR NINE TWO OF THESE ITEMS, SEVEN POINT ZERO THREE CURRENTLY LISTED AS EIGHT POINT OH ONE AND SEVEN POINT TWO FIVE CURRENTLY LISTED AS EIGHT POINT ZERO TWO WILL BE PUT BACK ON THE CONSENT

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AGENDA.

ANOTHER ITEM, SEVEN POINT THREE FIVE CURRENTLY LABELED EIGHT POINT OH SIX, HAS BEEN PULLED FROM THE AGENDA BY ADMINISTRATION.

SO THEREFORE, THE ITEMS THAT WILL REMAIN FOR A SEPARATE VOTE ARE ITEMS SEVEN POINT TWO SEVEN SEVEN POINT THREE TWO SEVEN POINT THREE FOUR SEVEN POINT FOUR THREE AND SEVEN POINT FOUR NINE.

DO I HAVE A MOTION ON THE CONSENT AGENDA AS AMENDED? MOVE TO APPROVE.

WE HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE BY TRUSTEE FLORES AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE MICCICHE, IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED TRUSTEES PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTES.

MARSHALL VOTES, YES.

GARCIA VOTES YES.

I VOTE YES.

TRUSTEE HENRY VOTES YES.

OK.

THE MOTION PASSES NINE ZERO.

ALL RIGHT, TRUSTEES YOU HAVE ADOPTED THE MOTION FOR THE CONSENT AGENDA.

WE WILL NOW BE MOVING ON TO SECTION EIGHT.

OUR FIRST ITEM WILL BE SECTION OR WILL BE ITEM EIGHT POINT OH THREE,

[8.03 Consider and Take Possible Action to Authorize an Increase to the Existing Agreement with Recommended Vendor for the Purchase of a Hosted Assessment and Analytics Module, Including Software, Integration, Training and Other Professional Services for Districtwide Use (Not to Exceed $1,050,000 / $5,250,000 Aggregate Through March 31, 2023 / General Operating Funds) (Consent Item 7.27, Pulled by Trustees Joyce Foreman and Justin Henry)]

AUTHORIZE AN INCREASE TO THE EXISTING AGREEMENT WITH A RECOMMENDED VENDOR FOR THE PURCHASE OF A HOSTED ASSESSMENT AND ANALYTICS MODULE, INCLUDING SOFTWARE INTEGRATION TRAINING AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR DISTRICT WIDE USE NOT TO EXCEED ONE POINT OH FIVE MILLION DOLLARS FIVE POINT TWENTY FIVE MILLION AGGREGATE THROUGH MARCH 31ST.

2023 GENERAL OPERATING FUNDS.

DO I HAVE A MOTION? MOVE TO APPROVE.

SECOND.

IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED THAT WE AUTHORIZE AN INCREASE TO THE EXISTING AGREEMENT WITH RECOMMENDED VENDOR FOR THE PURCHASE OF A HOSTED ASSESSMENT AND ANALYTICS MODULE, INCLUDING SOFTWARE INTEGRATION TRAINING AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR DISTRICT WIDE USE NOT TO EXCEED ONE POINT OH FIVE MILLION FIVE POINT TWO FIVE MILLION IN AGGREGATE THROUGH MARCH 31ST 2023.

IS THERE DISCUSSION? YES, TRUSTEE FOREMAN.

I'D ACTUALLY LIKE DUANE TO COME UP BECAUSE I HAVE A PROCUREMENT QUESTION REGARDING THIS ITEM.

YOU THOUGHT YOU WE'RE GOING TO GET AWAY, DIDN'T YOU? NO, MA'AM.

SO MY PROCUREMENT QUESTION DUANE IS, IS THAT YOU ACTUALLY WENT OUT FOR BID IN 2018 ON THIS PARTICULAR ITEM AND SELECTED A VENDOR.

NOW YOU'RE COMING BACK SAYING THAT YOU WANT TO USE THE SAME PURCHASE ORDER AND THE SAME BID TO SELECT THE SECOND VENDOR.

IS THAT PERMISSIBLE? THAT'S BEEN THREE YEARS.

WE ACTUALLY EXECUTED THE PURCHASE ORDER BY USING THE INITIAL VENDOR.

AND NOW WE ARE GOING BACK AND SAYING, OH, BY THE WAY, THAT ONE DIDN'T WORK.

SO I'M GOING TO GO ON DOWN TO NUMBER TWO.

IS THAT PERMISSIBLE? SO FIRST THING I WOULD CLARIFY IS IF WE SELECT A DIFFERENT VENDOR, IT WILL BE A DIFFERENT PURCHASER, BUT IT'LL BE THE SAME AUTHORIZATION BECAUSE THE POOL WAS SELECTED AND AUTHORIZED TO SAY, HERE'S THE DOLLAR AMOUNT THAT WE'RE ALLOWED TO SPEND WITHIN A POOL.

GENERALLY SPEAKING, WE WOULD GO TO THE FIRST VENDOR OR TRY TO NEGOTIATE WITH THAT FIRST VENDOR REACH AGREEMENT OR NOT.

AND THEN WE MOVE ON TO THE SECOND ONE.

IN THIS CASE, IN THE ESTIMATION OF THE USERS OF THE SOFTWARE, IT WAS THAT THEY DIDN'T WEREN'T ABLE TO PERFORM.

AND SO THAT'S WHY THEY'RE WANTING TO MOVE ON TO THE NEXT.

I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT, BUT I HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THIS.

A THREE YEAR OLD OK, PURCHASE ORDER THAT WE ARE TRYING TO GO BACK TO THE SECOND ON THE LIST.

YES, MA'AM.

A LOT OF OUR POOLS THAT WE HAVE THE BOARD APPROVE, THERE ARE SEVERAL VENDORS ON THERE THAT WE UTILIZE FOR THE LENGTH OF THE THE AUTHORIZATION.

SO THERE'S MANY TIMES WE UTILIZE VENDORS INTO THREE OR FOUR YEARS.

AND AFTER THE RFP, THIS JUST HAPPENS TO BE THE SECOND VENDOR ON THE LIST.

AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, WE'D ONLY HAD THE FIRST VENDOR UTILIZED.

BUT WE DO USE OTHER VENDORS AND POOLS THROUGHOUT THE LIFE OF THE AUTHORIZATION THAT THE BOARD GETS.

SO WHAT'S THE LIFE OF THE AUTHORIZATION FOR THIS PARTICULAR PROCUREMENT DO YOU KNOW? I'D HAVE TO LOOK, I WOULD SAY IT'S THROUGH SO I WAS MAKING SURE THAT IT WAS THROUGH 23, SO A FIVE YEAR TERM.

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AND WE'RE ASKING FOR INCREASE BECAUSE WE CHOSE ONE THAT WE DIDN'T LIKE AND DIDN'T WORK, AND NOW WE'RE GETTING A SECOND ONE.

WE'RE ANTICIPATING TO EXCEED THE ORIGINAL AUTHORIZATION.

YES, MA'AM, I'M JUST TRYING TO TELL YOU, THAT'S BAD BUSINESS.

THAT'S ALL I'M TRYING TO TELL YOU, THAT'S BAD BUSINESS.

THANK YOU.

I WON'T BE SUPPORTING THIS.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE FOREMAN ANY OTHER DISCUSSION? ALL RIGHT, TRUSTEES PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTE.

MARSHALL VOTES, YES, THANK YOU, GARCIA VOTES YES.

THE MOTION PASSES EIGHT VOTING YES AND ONE VOTE NO.

OK, TRUSTEES, YOU HAVE JUST ADOPTED THE MOTION APPROVING TO AUTHORIZE AN INCREASE TO THE EXISTING AGREEMENT WITH RECOMMENDED SOFTWARE VENDOR FOR PURCHASE OF A HOSTED ASSESSMENT AND ANALYTICS MODULE, INCLUDING SOFTWARE INTEGRATION TRAINING AND OTHER PROFESSIONAL SERVICES FOR DISTRICT WIDE USE.

NOW WE'LL MOVING ON TO ITEM EIGHT POINT ZERO FOUR.

APPROVE THE BUDGET AMENDMENTS FOR MAY 31ST 2021 CONSENT ITEM SEVEN POINT

[8.04 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve the Budget Amendments for May 31, 2021 (Consent Item 7.32, Pulled by Trustees Joyce Foreman and Dan Micciche)]

THREE TWO PULLED BY TRUSTEE JOYCE FOREMAN AND DAN MICCICHE.

DO I HAVE A MOTION? MOVE TO APPROVE.

SECOND.

IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED.

DO WE HAVE ANY DISCUSSION? TRUSTEE FOREMAN I WAS JUST LAUGHING AT DUANE TRYING TO RUN FROM ME TODAY DUANE I JUST I JUST HAVE A QUICK QUESTION, AS YOU KNOW, I'M OFTEN LOOKING AT THE FUND BALANCE AND AND WHERE WE ARE ON THE ON THE FUND BALANCE AND THE CHANGE OF THE FUND BALANCE.

AND ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S SOMEWHAT TROUBLING IS AS WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT WHAT WE DID WITH THE TRE AND WE KNOW THAT THE STATE CHANGED THE RATE BASED ON THE FUNDING MECHANISM THAT WE WERE GETTING FROM THE STATE.

SO THE TRE RATE IS NOT APPLICABLE ANYMORE.

IS THAT CORRECT? SO WHEN THE HOUSE BILL THREE WAS PASSED, I'M NOT GOING TO GET INTO THE.

NO, DON'T GET INTO THE DETAILS.

BUT WHEN THE HOUSE BILL WAS PASSED, WE WERE HAD A DOLLAR SEVENTEEN AND THAT GOT COMPRESSED DOWN.

BUT IN EXCHANGE FOR THAT, THE STATE DID INCREASE THE VALUE OF THE PENNY.

SO THE OVERALL TRANSITION TO HOUSE BILL THREE WAS A WASH.

SO WHILE THE RATE IS NOT THE SAME, THE THE REVENUE SOURCE IS EQUAL.

OK, SO WHEN WE DID THE BUDGET AMENDMENTS, WE SAW A DECREASE IN THE FUND BALANCE, WAS THAT BASED ON RATE? WAS THAT BASED ON EXPENDITURES FROM THE FUND BALANCE? SO THE AS WE GO THROUGH THE YEAR, WE THE BOARD WILL ESTABLISH A BUDGET AND WE UTILIZE THAT INFORMATION AS WE PROGRESS.

THERE MAY BE ADDITIONS TO THE EXPENDITURES, A VARIETY OF THINGS THAT WE COME TO THE BOARD AND ASK THEM INCREASE.

AND IF THAT RESULTS IN EATING INTO THE FUND BALANCE, THAT WOULD BE THAT WOULD BE THE RESULT.

I DO WANT TO POINT OUT THAT BOTH REVENUE AND EXPENDITURES ARE ESTIMATES.

RIGHT.

THAT'S THE BUDGET.

SO THIS WOULD BE THE END RESULT OF EVERYTHING HAPPENED EXACTLY LIKE IS IN THE PROJECTION, WHICH WE ALL KNOW IS NOT A REALITY.

RIGHT.

I MEAN, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE UNDERSPENT BUDGETS AND WE'RE GOING TO COLLECT AT OR ABOVE THE REVENUE THAT WE ESTIMATE.

SO THERE IS SOME VARIATION.

AND THIS IS JUST SAYING BASICALLY THIS IS THE WORST CASE SCENARIO.

AND I GUESS THE LAST QUESTION IS, IS HAS THE FUND BALANCE CHANGED FOR THIS YEAR? AND IF SO, WHAT'S THE CHANGE? SO WE BEGAN THIS FISCAL YEAR WITH SIX HUNDRED AND SIXTY ONE MILLION UNASSIGNED, AND WE FULLY EXPECT THAT WE'LL HAVE THAT SAME AMOUNT OR CLOSE TO THAT SAME AMOUNT AT THE END OF THIS FISCAL YEAR.

SO IT WON'T BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO BE UNDERSPEND ON THE BUDGET.

SO WE EXPECT THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE THE SAME ROUGHLY.

SO WE UNDERSTAND ON A BUDGET THAT MEANS WE PUSH MORE MONEY TO THE FUND BALANCE.

YES, MA'AM.

IS THAT IS THAT WHAT WE'RE SAYING? YES, MA'AM.

OK.

ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, TRUSTEES, YOU MAY CAST YOUR VOTES.

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MARSHALL VOTES YES.

GARCIA VOTES YES.

THE MOTION PASSES NINE ZERO.

OK, TRUSTEES YOU HAVE JUST ADOPTED THE MOTION APPROVING BUDGET AMENDMENTS FROM MAY 31ST, 2021.

WE'RE NOW MOVING ON TO ITEM EIGHT POINT OH FIVE RATIFYING APPROVE

[8.05 Consider and Take Possible Action to Ratify and Approve Applications and Accept Grant Funds - May 2021 (Not to Exceed $134,916,773.00 Special Revenue Funding Sources) (Consent Item 7.34, Pulled by Trustees Joyce Foreman and Justin Henry)]

APPLICATIONS AND ACCEPT GRANT FUNDS, MAY OF 2021, NOT TO EXCEED ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY FOUR MILLION.

NINE HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN SEVEN HUNDRED SEVENTY THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS.

SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS CONSENT ITEM SEVEN POINT THREE FOUR PULLED BY TRUSTEES JOYCE FOREMAN AND JUSTIN HENRY.

DO I HAVE A MOTION? MOVE TO APPROVE.

SECOND.

IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED THAT WE RATIFY AND APPROVE APPLICATIONS AND ACCEPT GRANT FUNDS MAY 2021 NOT TO EXCEED ONE HUNDRED THIRTY FOUR MILLION NINE HUNDRED SIXTEEN THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY THREE DOLLARS.

SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDING SOURCES.

IS THERE DISCUSSION? YES.

TRUSTEE FOREMAN.

OK, SO DUANE YOU KNOW, I'M A LITTLE SLOW ON THE NUMBER SIDE, SO YOU KIND OF HAVE TO HELP ME OUT.

SO WE BUDGET A CERTAIN AMOUNT FOR SOME OF THESE ACTIVITIES IN OUR BUDGET.

IS THAT CORRECT? THESE ARE ALL RELATED TO THE FEDERAL PROGRAMS. SO THE GENERAL THESE ARE IN THE SPECIAL REVENUE OF FUNDS.

SO THEY'RE NOT INCLUDED THE 199, AS WE WERE DISCUSSING JUST A MOMENT AGO.

SO THE GENERAL FUND BUDGET DOES NOT INCLUDE THE REVENUE OR EXPENDITURES OF THESE.

THESE ARE COMPLETELY INDEPENDENT OF THE GENERAL FUND.

OK.

AND SO IF THESE IF ANY OF THESE IMPACT THE GENERAL FUND, DO WE TAKE THE MONEY OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND AND PUT IT IN ANOTHER ACCOUNT, FOR INSTANCE? LET ME FIND ONE THAT MAKES SENSE.

IF WE HAVE MONEY THAT'S IN THE GENERAL FUND FOR ADVANCED PLACEMENT.

YES, SO THE MONEY IN THE GENERAL FUND FOR TESTING AND SO FORTH IN THE GENTLEMAN RIGHT.

BUT WE ARE RECEIVING GRANT FUNDS FOR ADVANCED PLACEMENT.

THAT'S CORRECT.

SO HOW DOES THAT WORK? SO WE HAVE A BASIC SERVICE THAT WE PROVIDE TO THE GENERAL FUND AND THEN GRANT FUNDS ARE TO SUPPLEMENT.

NOW, I'M SORRY, SUPPLEMENTAL SO TO SUPPLEMENT THE AP PROGRAM OR ANY OF THOSE PROGRAMS FOR THAT MATTER.

SO DO WE EVER HAVE ANY OF THESE GRANT FUNDS LEFTOVER? SO IF THERE IS MONEY LEFT OVER, THEN, FOR INSTANCE, LIKE, LET'S JUST USE TITLE ONE AS AN EXAMPLE, THEN THAT MONEY WOULD CARRY ON TO THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR THAT WE'D BE ABLE TO BUDGET IN THE SPECIAL REVENUE IS DEPENDING ON THE GRANT ITSELF, THERE IS THE POSSIBILITY OF A CARRYOVER AND SOME OF THEM THERE ISN'T.

IT'S YOU KNOW, IT'S TWO YEARS AND DOWN OR WHATEVER.

ALL RIGHT.

THANKS FOR EDUCATING ME.

YOU'RE WELCOME.

THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE FOREMAN.

DO WE HAVE ANY OTHER DISCUSSION? OK, TRUSTEES, YOU MAY CAST YOUR VOTES.

MARSHALL VOTES YES.

GARCIA VOTES YES.

THE MOTION PASSES NINE ZERO.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEES, YOU HAVE JUST ADOPTED THE MOTION TO APPROVE AND RATIFY APPLICATIONS AND ACCEPT GRANT FUNDS MAY OF 2021, NOT TO EXCEED ONE HUNDRED THIRTY FOUR MILLION NINE HUNDRED SIXTEEN THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY THREE DOLLARS.

WE ARE NOW MOVING ON TO ITEM SIX EIGHT POINT ZERO SEVEN.

REMEMBER, EIGHT POINT ZERO SIX WAS PULLED BY ADMINISTRATION, SO EIGHT

[8.07 Consider and Take Possible Action to Authorize, Negotiate and Enter into a Contract with FieldTurf USA, Inc. for Track & Field Replacement Services at 11 Schools in Conjunction with the Bond Program (Not to Exceed $15,216,865.00 Bond Funds) (Consent Item 7.43, Pulled by Trustees Joyce Foreman and Justin Henry)]

POINT OH SEVEN TO AUTHORIZE AND NEGOTIATE AND ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH FIELD TURF USA INC FOR TRACK AND FIELD REPLACEMENT SERVICES AT 11 SCHOOLS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE BOND PROGRAM NOT TO EXCEED 15 MILLION, TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED SIXTY FIVE DOLLARS OF BOND FUNDS.

CONSENT ITEM SEVEN POINT FOUR THREE PULLED BY TRUSTEE, JOYCE FOREMAN AND JUSTIN HENRY.

DO I HAVE A MOTION? MO TO APPROVE.

SECOND.

IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED.

IS THERE DISCUSSION? YES.

TRUSTEE FOREMAN.

SO YOU GOT BRENT OUT THERE NOW, HUH? SO I HAVE ONE QUESTION, AND THE QUESTION IS, WHEN I LOOK AT THE LIST OF SCHOOLS, I DON'T SEE CARTER HIGH SCHOOL.

YES, MA'AM.

SO THERE WERE AND I BELIEVE KIMBALL WOULD BE THE OTHER, IF I'M NOT MISTAKEN SO THAT'S TOTALLY DIFFERENT.

[03:15:01]

BUT THE WHAT WE DID IS THOSE CAMPUSES THAT HAVE A TO DOING WORK.

WE DID A CHANGE ORDER THAT THE BOARD HAS ALREADY APPROVED.

SO IT'S ALREADY COMING THROUGH.

YES, MA'AM.

DON'T MAKE ME OUT TO FIND YOU BRENT I'M JUST TELLING YOU, I WILL COME FOR YOU.

THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE FOREMAN ANY OTHER DISCUSSION HERE? TRUSTEE JOHNSON.

I'M LOOKING AT THE POOL VENDORS.

THE.

ARE WE THE ONE THAT'S OVER BY HARRY STONE, WHAT'S THE NAME OF THAT ONE? THAT POOL THAT'S OVER THERE BY HARRY STONE.

SO THOSE WERE AS PART OF THE PACKAGES FOR THE BOND ISSUE, THERE WERE POOLS, REPAIRS AND SO FORTH, AS WELL AS SOME CENTRAL ATHLETIC FIELDS.

THOSE WERE SEPARATE PROPOSITIONS THAT DID NOT GET APPROVED BY THE VOTERS.

SO WHAT WE'RE LOOKING ABOUT INTERNALLY IS TO SEE IF THERE'S RESOURCES THAT AREN'T BOND FUND RELATED THAT WE CAN REPURPOSE TO THOSE AND MAKE THOSE REPAIRS SO OUR INTENT IS TO DO THAT.

BUT RIGHT NOW, WE HAVEN'T FINALIZED THAT PLAN.

BUT THAT IS OUR INTENT TO DO THAT.

OK, BECAUSE I HAVE A LONG LIST THAT WAS SENT TO ME TO SHARE THAT WITH YOU.

ABSOLUTELY.

GOING TO ADDRESS THE POOLS, THEN WE'LL BE MUCH LIKE WE DO AT CAMPUSES MEETING TO MAKE SURE WE'RE MEETING THE THE NEEDS OF THAT PARTICULAR AREA.

THANK YOU.

YES.

I HAVE A QUICK QUESTION, MR. PRESIDENT, TRUSTEE MARSHALL, I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY, GIVEN SOME PREVIOUS COMMENTS THAT WERE MADE AND THE ATTENTION AND FOCUS THAT THIS BOARD HAS BEEN PUT OUT ON LONE STAR GOVERNANCE OVER THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS, MR. SUPERINTENDENT, I JUST HAD A QUESTION.

IS IT WITHIN THE PURVIEW OF ANY TRUSTEE TO FIRE ANY MEMBER OF THE ADMINISTRATION? NO, SIR.

OK, THANKS.

ALL RIGHT, ANY OTHER DISCUSSION? CAN WE FIRE YOU MR. SUPERINTENDENT? ALL RIGHT, HEARING NO OTHER DISCUSSION, TRUSTEES PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTES.

GARCIA VOTES YES.

MARSHALL VOTES YES.

TRUSTEE FOREMAN, I'M SORRY, I'M TOO BUSY CLOWNING.

THE MOTION PASSES NINE ZERO TRUSTEES YOU HAVE JUST ADOPTED THE MOTION APPROVING TO AUTHORIZE AND NEGOTIATE AND ENTER INTO A CONTRACT WITH FIELD TURF USA INC FOR TRACK AND FIELD REPLACEMENT SERVICES AT 11 SCHOOLS IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE BOND PROGRAM, NOT TO EXCEED FIFTEEN MILLION, TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTEEN THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED SIXTY FIVE DOLLARS OF BOND FUNDS TRUSTEES WE'RE MOVING ON TO ITEM EIGHT POINT ZERO EIGHT AUTHORIZED NEGOTIATE AND ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS

[8.08 Consider and Take Possible Action to Authorize, Negotiate and Enter into Agreements with Recommended Pool of Vendors for Athletic Fields Renovation for Maintenance and Operations (Not to Exceed $20,000,000 Over Five Years Including Renewal Options / General Operating/Special Revenue/Bond Funds) (Consent Item 7.49, Pulled by Trustees Joyce Foreman and Justin Henry)]

WITH RECOMMENDED POOL OF VENDORS FOR ATHLETIC FIELDS, RENOVATION FROM MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS NOT TO EXCEED TWENTY MILLION DOLLARS OVER FIVE YEARS, INCLUDING RENEWAL OPTIONS, GENERAL OPERATING SPECIAL REVENUE AND BOND FUNDS.

CONSENT ITEM SEVEN POINT FOUR NINE PULLED BY TRUSTEE, JOYCE FOREMAN AND JUSTIN HENRY.

DO I HAVE A MOTION? MOVE TO APPROVE.

SECOND.

IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED THAT WE AUTHORIZED, NEGOTIATE AND ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS WITH RECOMMENDED POOL OF VENDORS FOR ATHLETIC FIELDS, RENOVATIONS FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS NOT TO EXCEED TWENTY MILLION OVER FIVE YEARS, INCLUDING RENEWAL OPTIONS, GENERAL OPERATING SPECIAL REVENUE AND BOND FUNDS IS THERE DISCUSSION? YES, TRUSTEE FOREMAN.

AND IT IS THE SAME DISCUSSION ABOUT CARTER HIGH SCHOOL IS NOT ON HERE.

SO DOES THIS COVER THE RENOVATION AND THE NEW TURF? SO THE PREVIOUS BOARD ITEM WAS JUST FOR THE ELEVEN.

THIS IS AND THE THE CHANGE ORDER FOR CARTER HAS ALREADY BEEN APPROVED BY THE BOARD.

THIS IS FOR US TO DO REPAIRS TO EITHER EXISTING OR AND OR AS WE GO THROUGH THE PROCESS THAT THERE WILL BE NEED TO BE SOME OF THESE AREAS WILL NEED TO BE REPLACED OVER TIME.

AND SO AS WE DO THAT, THIS WOULD BE THE ITEM THAT WE DON'T SEE CARTER HIGH SCHOOL ON THIS LIST.

AND I, I DON'T WANT US TO WALK AWAY.

LEAVING OUT ONE OF YOUR MOST SIGNIFICANT HIGH SCHOOLS REGARDING ATHLETICS.

DID I MISS IT? DID I MISS IT? NO TRUSTEE YOU DIDN'T MISS THE CHANGE ORDER COVERS CARTER, SO THE TURF AND TRACK AND FENCE ALL WILL BE HANDLED AT CARTER.

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THIS BOARD DOC WILL ALLOW MAINTENANCE TO MAINTAIN DALLAS ISD FACILITIES FOR THIS BOARD DOC.

THAT'S NOT WHAT THIS SAYS.

AND I AM A FIRM BELIEVER.

AND IF IT'S WRITTEN, THAT'S WHAT I'M GOING TO BELIEVE.

AND SO IF CARTER IS SUPPOSED TO BE A PART OF IT, THIS NEEDS TO BE AMENDED TO SHOW CARTER HIGH SCHOOL.

ALSO, WE CAN CANNOT LEAVE THEM OFF.

MAY I ASK A QUESTION? YOU MAY.

SO ON EIGHT POINT ZERO EIGHT, I DON'T SEE A LIST OF ANY CAMPUSES THIS JUST DISREGARD FOR ALL TURF.

WELL, THAT'S WHAT I'M LOOKING AT.

YES, MA'AM, THAT WAS ON THE PREVIOUS ITEM, THE ITEM OF ELEVEN ITS UNDER EIGHT POINT ZERO EIGHT FOR ME.

SO IF IT'S CAN SOMEBODY JUST LOOK TO MAKE SURE SO I WON'T HAVE A STROKE OVER HERE.

OR SOMEBODY ELSE WON'T HAVE A STROKE.

CAN YOU JUST MAKE SURE FOR ME, SPEAKERS] I'M TALKING ABOUT OH EIGHT.

SO IS THAT FOR ALL SCHOOLS THAT'S FOR ALL SCHOOLS THAT'S NOT WHAT THIS DOCUMENT SAYS, THAT WAS A RESPONSE TO EIGHT POINT ZERO SEVEN.

THIS IS TWO DIFFERENT DOCUMENTS.

YES, MA'AM.

OK.

SO THAT BIT OF INFORMATION, IF I MAY JOIN THE SOURCE OF CONFUSION, IS THAT YOU ALL POSTED THE ANSWER TO TRUSTEE FOREMAN QUESTION ON EIGHT POINT ZERO SEVEN.

YOU POSTED IT ON BOARD DOCS UNDER EIGHT POINT ZERO EIGHT INCLUDED PRESUMABLY IN HER BINDER UNDER THAT AGENDA ITEM, WHICH I THINK IS A CLERICAL ERROR.

SO THAT'S THAT'S WHY SHE'S ASKING THIS QUESTION.

THAT IS NOT TRUE.

IT IS TWO DIFFERENT DOCUMENTS I CAN READ.

THE DOCUMENT THAT'S ATTACHED TO BOARD DOCUMENTS ON EIGHT POINT EIGHT IS REFERENCING EIGHT POINT SEVEN I KNOW I'M CORRECT, I CAN READ YOU.

SO WHAT I BELIEVE IS, IS THAT WE USED THE SAME LIST FOR BOTH FOR BOTH ITEMS NOW THAT I CAN SEE WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT.

SO THE 20 MILLION DOLLARS IS FOR ALL CAMPUSES, FOR REPAIRS, UPGRADES, BUT THE CARTER SPECIFIC IS IN THE CHANGE ORDER.

THAT WAS FROM APRIL.

SO.

SO IF IT HAD TO.

ZERO EIGHT IS THE ONLY ONE YOU'VE GOT.

YOU GOT ME ON THE EIGHT ZERO SEVEN SO I'M GOOD.

YEAH.

BUT WHEN I LOOK AT EIGHT POINT ZERO EIGHT IT SAYS IT GIVES SPECIFIC CAMPUSES SO THAT NEEDS TO BE CORRECTED.

YEAH.

I'LL SEND YOU A REVISED LIST TO INCLUDE ALL THE SCHOOLS NOW I CAN READ.

THANK YOU OK TRUSTEES ANY OTHER DISCUSSION ON THIS ITEM.

HEARING NONE TRUSTEES YOU MAY CAST YOUR VOTE.

TRUSTEE MARSHALL AND TRUSTEE GARCIA, PLEASE VOTE VERBALLY.

MARSHALL VOTES YES.

GARCIA VOTES YES.

THE MOTION PASSES NINE ZERO TRUSTEES YOU'VE JUST ADOPTED THE MOTION APPROVING TO AUTHORIZE, NEGOTIATE AND ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS WITH A RECOMMENDED POOL OF VENDORS FOR ATHLETIC FIELDS, RENOVATION FOR MAINTENANCE AND OPERATIONS NOT TO EXCEED 20 MILLION DOLLARS OVER FIVE YEARS, INCLUDING RENEWAL, GENERAL OPERATING SPECIAL REVENUE AND BOND FUNDS.

NOW, BEFORE WE CLOSE I WANTED TO ASK IF YOU WE COULD RECONSIDER ONE AGENDA ITEM? I THOUGHT I HAD A CONFLICT.

I CONSULTED WITH OUR COUNSEL AS TO WHETHER I DID HAVE A CONFLICT OR NOT.

I FEEL COMFORTABLE THAT I DON'T NOW THE AGENDA ITEM WAS SIX POINT ZERO ONE THE NOMINATION FOR WALSH GALLEGOS SO IF THE BOARD, THE BOARD PRESIDENT IS WILLING TO LET ME KNOW THAT THE BOARD RECONSIDERED, THAT ITEM I WOULD LIKE TO DO SO.

OK, THERE IS A MOTION TO RECONSIDER ITEM FOUR POINT ZERO ONE.

DO I NEED A SECOND FOR THAT? SECOND.

IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED.

SO DO WE HAVE TO VOTE ON THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER? A POINT OF INFORMATION FOR OUR PARLIAMENTARIAN CAN AN ITEM BE RECONSIDERED MOTION

[03:25:04]

TO RECONSIDER BY SOMEONE THAT THAT DIDN'T VOTE AND THEN SECONDED BY SOMEONE WHO IS ON THE LOSING SIDE OF THE VOTE? IN THIS PARTICULAR ITEM, WE DIDN'T HAVE A WINNER ON EITHER SIDE AND TRUSTEE HENRY DID NOT NOTE THE RULES CAN BE IF FOR SOMEONE WHO DID NOT VOTE AT ALL, THAT THEY CAN ASK FOR THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER.

YOU DON'T NEED SOMEBODY ON THE WINNING SIDE OF THE VOTE TO BE THE ONE THAT'S RECONSIDERING THE MOTION? WE DIDN'T HAVE A WINNING SIDE IN THIS PARTICULAR CASE.

WELL, THE WINNING SIDE IS THE SIDE OF IT NOT PASSING.

I BELIEVE ROBERT'S RULES DICTATE THAT ONLY SOMEONE ON THE WINNING SIDE OF A VOTE CAN CALL IT FOR RECONSIDERATION.

WHICH WHICH WOULD BE NEITHER TRUSTEE HENRY NOR TRUSTEE JOHNSON.

THE RULE ACTUALLY IS IN THIS CAN BE SUSPENDED BY THE BOARD, IT SAYS, IN STANDING IN SPECIAL COMMITTEES, THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER CAN BE MADE BY ANY MEMBER WHO DID NOT VOTE ON THE LOSING SIDE, INCLUDING ONE WHO DID NOT VOTE AT ALL.

OK, SO THAT MEANS THAT WE CAN RECONSIDER THIS BASED ON THAT RULING, SO IT PROBABLY MEANS THAT TRUSTEE HENRY CAN MAKE THE MOTION, BUT TRUSTEE JOHNSON CANNOT BE THE SECOND.

YES HE COULD SECOND IT, HE CAN SECOND IT ALL RIGHT, SO THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED.

DO WE NEED A VOTE ON THAT MOTION TO RECONSIDER? YES.

IF THERE'S OBJECTIONS TO THE RECONSIDERATION? ARE THERE ANY OBJECTIONS TO RECONSIDERING? I OBJECT.

I OBJECT.

OK, TRUSTEE MARSHALL TRUSTEE FLORES OBJECTS.

SO WE WILL VOTE ON THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER AND WE WILL DO A ROLL CALL.

AND WE ARE VOTING ON THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER ITEM SIX POINT ZERO ONE AS IT RELATES TO VOTING ON WALSH GALLEGOS.

A YES VOTE MEANS WE WILL RECONSIDER AND REVOTE.

A NO VOTE MEANS WE WILL NOT RECONSIDER.

SO ALL OF THOSE IN FAVOR OF RECONSIDERING PLEASE VOTE YES.

RAISE YOUR HAND OR SPEAK VERBALLY.

OH, MARSHALL VOTES NO MARSHALL VOTES NO.

GARCIA VOTES YES.

OK, ALL THOSE VOTING NO.

PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND.

MOTION, THE MOTION PASSES, SIX VOTING YES AND THREE VOTING NO, THE MOTION TO RECONSIDER HAS PASSED SIX THREE.

SO THEREFORE, WE WILL GO BACK TO ITEM SIX POINT ZERO ONE AND RECONSIDER THE VOTE ON WALSH GALLEGOS AND WHETHER OR NOT THEY WILL BE A MEMBER OF THE POSITION OF LEGAL COUNSEL FOR REDISTRICTING.

I MOVE TO APPROVE.

SECOND.

I HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND BY TRUSTEE HENRY SECONDED BY TRUSTEE JOHNSON.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? JUST A COMMENT FOR TECHNOLOGY, FOLKS, WE'VE LOST THE FEED YOU CAN HEAR AUDIO, BUT NOT VIDEO.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE MARSHALL.

DO WE NEED TO WAIT? PRESIDENT MACKEY.

YES, YOU CAN VOTE BY HAND ON HERE AND IT'S MY UNDERSTANDING THAT WE CAN STILL SEE THE MEMBERS WHO ARE PARTICIPATING BY ZOOM AND HEAR THEM.

OK, SO WE CAN PROCEED.

YES.

OK, IS THERE ANY OTHER DISCUSSION? ALL RIGHT, ALL THOSE IN FAVOR OF VOTING TO ADD WALSH GALLEGOS AS PART OF LEGAL

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COUNSEL FOR REDISTRICTING, YOU ARE VOTING YES.

PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND OR VOTE IN THE AFFIRMATIVE VERBALLY.

IF YOU ARE ONLINE, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND FOR YES.

VOTING FOR WALSH GALLEGOS.

GARCIA VOTES YES.

OK, ALL THOSE VOTING NO, PLEASE RAISE YOUR HAND OR VOTE VERBALLY IF YOU ARE ONLINE.

MARSHALL VOTES NO.

THE MOTION PASSES FIVE VOTING YES AND FOUR VOTING NO.

ALL RIGHT, TRUSTEES YOU HAVE VOTED WALSH GALLEGOS IN PART FOR A POSITION OF LEGAL COUNSEL FOR REDISTRICTING.

THANK YOU FOR THAT.

THIS BRINGS US TO THE END OF OUR AGENDA.

THE TIME IS NOW 9:55 AND THIS MEETING IS ADJOURNED.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.