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

PLEASE STAND AND JOIN US FOR A MOMENT OF

[1. MOMENT OF SILENCE AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE]

SILENCE AND REMAIN STANDING FOR THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, AND A SOLUTE TO THE TEXAS FLAG.

>>

>> THE FOLLOWING TRUSTEES ARE EITHER PHYSICALLY PRESENT OR PARTICIPATING SIMULTANEOUSLY BY VIDEO VIA CONFERENCE VIA ZOOM.

DISTRICT 1, EDWIN FLORES, DISTRICT 2, DUSTIN MARSHALL, DISTRICT 3, DAN MICCICHE, DISTRICT 4, KARLA GARCIA, DISTRICT 5, MAXIE JOHNSON, DISTRICT 6, JOYCE FOREMAN, DISTRICT 7, BEN MACKEY, DISTRICT 8, JOE CARREON, AND DISTRICT 9, JUSTIN HENRY.

OUR SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS, DR. MICHAEL HINOJOSA, ALSO JOINS US, AND I AM BEN MACKEY, BOARD PRESIDENT.

THIS MEETING WILL BE AVAILABLE SIMULTANEOUSLY IN SPANISH ON SOCIAL MEDIA THROUGH DALLAS ISD, IN ESPANOL ON FACEBOOK, AND THROUGH THE DISTRICT'S WEBSITE.

TRUSTEE GARCIA, WILL YOU MAKE THE TRANSLATION? TRUSTEE FLORES?

>>

>> ON MARCH 16TH, GOVERNOR GREG ABBOTT GRANTED A REQUEST BY ATTORNEY GENERAL KEN PAXTON TO TEMPORARILY SUSPEND A LIMITED NUMBER OF OPEN MEETINGS LAWS TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO ALLOW TELEPHONIC OR VIDEO CONFERENCE MEETINGS IN RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS 19, COVID-19.

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 VIA ZOOM.

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

ALL 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.

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

WE'RE NOW ONTO RECOGNIZING ELECTED OR PUBLIC OFFICIALS.

DO WE HAVE ANY ELECTED OR PUBLIC OFFICIALS IN THE ROOM? WITH THAT, WE'LL MOVE ON TO PRESENTATION OF BOARD RECOGNITIONS.

[2. PRESENTATION OF BOARD RECOGNITIONS]

MS. PROCTOR, WOULD YOU PLEASE READ THE RECOGNITIONS?

>> THANK YOU, PRESIDENT MACKEY.

KEVIN, PLEASE PLAY THE ROBOTICS VIDEO? THANK YOU.

>> DALLAS ISD COMPETITIVE ROBOTICS CONTINUES TO EXCEL AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS.

THREE ALL GIRL TEAMS WON AWARDS AT THE VEX ROBOTICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, COMPETING AGAINST OVER 200 TEAMS FROM AROUND THE WORLD.

THIRTY OTHER COUNTRIES REPRESENTED ALONG WITH 49 STATES, AND THESE GIRLS REPRESENTED DALLAS ISD WELL.

THE LADYBOTS OF CASA VIEW ELEMENTARY WON THE ONLINE CHALLENGE STEM RESEARCH PROJECT AWARD, GIRLPOWER FROM WINNETKA ELEMENTARY WON THE ENERGY AWARD, AND THE ROBOBEASTS OF ROBERT T. HILL MIDDLE SCHOOL WON THE INNOVATIVE AWARD.

TEAMS COMPETED VIRTUALLY FROM THEIR SCHOOLS AND USED CAMERAS TO CAPTURE ALL THE ACTION AS WELL AS COMMUNICATE WITH TEAMS FROM AROUND THE GLOBE.

THE DISTRICT SAYS COMPETITIVE ROBOTICS HELPS TO PROMOTE INTEREST AND AWARENESS IN STEM.

THANKS TO DALLAS ISD FOR SHARING THIS SOMETHING GOOD WITH US, AND CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE YOUNG LADIES.

>> SUPERINTENDENT HINOJOSA, TRUSTEE GARCIA, PRINCIPAL RUBY RAMIREZ, OSWALDO ALVARENGA, AND JEFF MARX, PLEASE COME FORWARD.

THE BOARD IS HONORED TO PRESENT CERTIFICATES OF RECOGNITION TO THE 3028X OWLBOTS,

[2.01 3028X OwlBots of School for the Talented and Gifted in Pleasant Grove]

ROBOTICS TEAM OF THE SCHOOL FOR THE TALENTED AND GIFTED IN PLEASANT GROVE.

TEAM MEMBERS AND COACH, PLEASE COME FORWARD IF YOUR NAME IS CALLED.

ESTEBAN MONREAL, WENDY FERNANDEZ, FAUSTO FLORES, JOSHUA PEPPER, DONNA ARTA, AND COACH OMAR CORTEZ.

THE 3028X OWLBOTS ROBOTICS TEAM WON THE EXCELLENCE AWARD AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL VEX IQ STATE TOURNAMENT.

THE EXCELLENCE AWARD IS PRESENTED TO THE OVERALL TOP TEAM.

CONGRATULATIONS, 3028X OWLBOTS.

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>> GREAT THINGS ARE HAPPENING IN THE GROVE.

THIS TEAM HAS PUT THE PLEASANT IN THE GROVE.

I WANT YOU TO RECOGNIZE YOUR TEAM.

>> THANK YOU TO EVERYONE HERE.

THIS EVENING, WE COULD NOT HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT OUR INCREDIBLE COACH, COACH OMAR CORTEZ.

WE HAVE HERE OUR ROBOTICS TEAM THAT'S PRESENT TODAY, JOSHUA PEPPER, FAUSTO FLORES, WENDY FERNANDEZ, AND ESTEBAN MONREAL.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE STUDENTS AND THEIR PARENTS WHO ARE HERE TODAY, IT COULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THEM.

SO THANK YOU.

>> SIR, I'LL BE REALLY QUICK IN MY REMARKS BUT I CANNOT TELL YOU HOW MUCH PRIDE IT GIVES ME TO KNOW THAT OUR STUDENTS ARE EXCELLING AROUND THE GLOBE, AND THEY ARE STUDENTS FROM PLEASANT GROVE, FROM OUR COMMUNITY.

THEY LOVE WHAT THEY'RE DOING.

TO HAVE YOU AND YOUR PARENTS CELEBRATE THIS ACCOMPLISHMENT, IT'S A GREAT DAY FOR ALL OF US.

I KNOW THAT WE'VE GOT A LOT MORE TALENT THAT WE'RE CONTINUING TO BUILD, AND I'M PROUD TO KNOW THAT THESE STUDENTS ARE NOT JUST THE FUTURE OF OUR COMMUNITY BUT ALSO THE FUTURE OF THE EDUCATION ECOSYSTEM AS A FULL IN SOUTHEAST DALLAS, PLEASANT GROVE SPECIFICALLY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL HIS HARD WORK OF STUDENTS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>> SUPERINTENDENT HINOJOSA, OSWALDO ALVARENGA, AND JEFF MARX, PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE NEXT FIVE RECOGNITIONS.

TRUSTEE MACKEY AND PRINCIPAL LOURDES GARDUNO, PLEASE COME FORWARD.

THE BOARD IS HONORED TO PRESENT CERTIFICATES OF RECOGNITION TO

[2.02 1251G LadyBots of Casa View Elementary]

THE 224G GIRL POWERED ROBOTICS TEAM OF WINNETKA ELEMENTARY.

TEAM MEMBERS AND COACHES, PLEASE COME FORWARD AS YOUR NAME IS CALLED.

MARIANNA DOMINGUEZ, HELEN CHICAS, REBECCA ABIGAIL CHAO, ANNABELA CHAO, ABIGAIL SEGOVIA, COACHES JEREMY WILLIAMS AND DENISE GARCIA.

THE WINNETKA 224G GIRL POWERED ROBOTICS TEAM WON THE ENERGY AWARD AT THE VEX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.

THE ENERGY AWARD IS PRESENTED TO THE TEAM THAT DISPLAYS A HIGH LEVEL OF ENTHUSIASM AND PASSION AT THE EVENT.

CONGRATULATIONS, 224G GIRL POWERED.

>> I THINK LIKE WE'RE ALWAYS RECOGNIZING WINNETKA, AND WE SHOULD.

THEY KEEP WINNING EVERYTHING AND IT'S A SCHOOL THAT I GREW UP VERY CLOSE TO.

NOW, MY GRANDKIDS HAVE PARKED IN AIRBNB, REAL CLOSE TO THERE AS THEY'RE LOOKING FOR THEIR NEXT PLACE TO LIVE.

I'M VERY EXCITED THAT THEY'RE REAL CLOSE TO THE WINNETKA. MR. MACKEY?

>> I JUST WANT TO ECHO THOSE ARE MARKS.

EVERY SINGLE YEAR, WINNETKA IS AT THE TOP, WHETHER IT'S ACADEMICALLY, EXTRACURRICULARLY.

THIS WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE TO YOU UP HERE WHO WON THIS CHAMPION AND CONTINUE TO RAISE THE BAR.

CONGRATULATIONS.

>> I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO EVERYONE, ESPECIALLY TO OUR COACH, JEREMY WILLIAMS, WHO'S MADE A LEGACY OF OUR ROBOTICS TEAM AT WINNETKA.

THIS IS OUR SEVENTH YEAR, AND WE ARE VERY, VERY PROUD OF HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS, ALONG WITH OUR STUDENTS.

ALSO, OUR NEW COACH, MS. DENISE GARCIA, VERY I'M PROUD OF HER.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US ON THIS JOURNEY.

JUST WANT TO CELEBRATE OUR STUDENTS, MARIANNA DOMINGUEZ, ABIGAIL SEGOVIA, REBECCA CHAO, HELEN CHICAS, AND MS. RIANA CHAO.

THANK YOU AND WE'RE VERY PROUD OF YOU.

>> THANK YOU.

CONGRATULATIONS.

I EVEN FORGET MY KIDS' NAMES BUT YOU REMEMBERED ALL THESE KIDS, THAT'S GREAT.

>> TRUSTEE MICCICHE AND PRINCIPAL HECTOR MARTINEZ, PLEASE COME FORWARD.

[2.03 20616B Robolution B from Alex Sanger Preparatory]

TO THE 20616B ROBOLUTION B ROBOTICS TEAM OF ALEX SANGER PREPARATORY.

TEAM MEMBERS AND COACHES, PLEASE COME FORWARD AS YOUR NAME IS CALLED.

TOMMY EARNSHAW, ESTEBAN SALCIDO, MIYA RIVERA, AUDREY JIMENEZ, COACHES VICTORIA ROJURIO AND HECTOR RIVERA.

THE 20616B ROBOLUTION B ROBOTICS TEAM WON

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THE TEAMWORK CHAMPION AWARD AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL VEX IQ ROBOTIC STATE TOURNAMENT.

CONGRATULATIONS, 20616B ROBOLUTION B.

>> ONCE AGAIN, WE'VE HAD GREAT LEADERSHIP OF THIS SCHOOL, IS CONTINUOUS SET OF HUGE TREND IN EAST DALLAS.

MR. MARTINEZ HAS BEEN AN OUTSTANDING PRINCIPAL.

NOW, WE FINALLY RE-MODEL THEIR BUILDING AND SO NOW THEY GET TO HAVE ALL THIS FUND IN A BEAUTIFUL PLACE.

MR.

>> THANK YOU. I WANT TO CONGRATULATE THE TEAM AND COACHES, PRINCIPAL MARTINEZ.

THIS IS NOT SANGER'S FIRST TIME UP HERE AND IT WON'T BE THE FIRST TIME TONIGHT UP HERE.

THIS SCHOOL IS REALLY BEEN FABULOUS AND AMAZING IN ROBOTICS AS WELL AS IN ACADEMIC.

WE ARE SO PROUD OF THE SANGER STALLONE AND CONGRATULATIONS.

WE'RE REALLY PROUD OF YOU.

>> THANK YOU. I WOULD DEFINITELY LIKE TO ECHO, THIS WORK CANNOT BE DONE, MR. RIVAS AN OUTSTANDING TEACHER.

I WANT TO RECOGNIZE THAT HE'S DEFINITELY PUT A LOT OF TIME AFTER SCHOOL AND ON SATURDAYS WITH OUR KIDS, STALLONE AND TOMMY, THEY'VE BEEN COMING.

THEY'RE NOT THE ONLY ONES.

THEY'RE JUST THE ONES THAT ACTUALLY DID SOMETHING AT THE WORLD.

BUT I WILL SAY THIS, THAT THESE ARE THE FOLKS THAT NEED TO BE RECOGNIZING AND THANK YOU ALL FOR HAVING US UP HERE.

>> TRUSTEE MICHIGAN, PLEASE REMAIN STANDING FOR THE NEXT THREE RECOGNITIONS.

[2.04 2016Z Robolution Z from Alex Sanger Preparatory]

THE BOARD IS HONORED TO PRESENT CERTIFICATES OF RECOGNITION TO THE TEAM MEMBERS AND COACH, PLEASE COME FORWARD AS YOUR NAME IS CALLED.

ANDREW MORSE, MAYA GUEVARA, AND COACH PETER MORSE.

THE WORLD CHAMPION AWARD AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL VICKS IQ ROBOTIC STATE TOURNAMENT.

CONGRATULATIONS

>> THE AWARDS KEEP COMING.

>> AGAIN, WANTED TO THANK MR. MORSE.

HE WAS ACTUALLY OUR TEACHER OF THE YEAR, ONE OF THE FINALISTS THIS YEAR. THANK YOU.

AGAIN, HE'S IN THE KINDERGARTEN, WHICH IS NOT EASY.

HE STILL HAD ENOUGH ENERGY AFTER SCHOOL TO CONTINUE THIS.

MAYA AND ANDREW, OUTSTANDING JOB.

THEY REPRESENTED OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL VERY WELL.

THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. WE'RE JUST SO PROUD OF SAYING OR I'M WONDERING WHEN YOU GET THE OTHER SANGER TEAM UP HERE FOR A PHOTO WITH BOTH TEAMS.

>> THEY'RE GETTING BACK TO WORK TO WIN NEXT YEAR.

IF I'M CORRECT, THIS WAS A JOINT EFFORT IN THE FINAL COMPETITION WITH THESE TWO TEAMS? TERRIFIC.

NEXT YEAR, WE'LL BE TAKING THESE PICTURES WITHOUT MASKS.

>> PRINCIPAL THE BOARD IS HONORED TO PRESENT CERTIFICATES OF RECOGNITION TO THE 1251 G LADY BOTS ROBOTIC TEAM OF CASTLE VIEW ELEMENTARY.

TEAM MEMBERS AND COACH, PLEASE COME FORWARD AS YOUR NAME IS CALLED.

WENDY ROSALES, PALOMA SADA, EMMA ANNABEL LEADER, AND COACH PATRICIA THE 1251 G LADY BOTS ROBOTICS TEAM WON THE EXCELLENCE AWARD AND THE TEAM WORLD CHAMPION AWARD AT THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL VEX IQ STATE TOURNAMENT.

THEY ALSO WON THE ONLINE CHALLENGE STAMP, A RESEARCH PROJECT AWARD AT THE VEX IQ ROBOTICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.

CONGRATULATIONS, 1251 G LADY BOTS.

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>> I'M INTIMIDATED HAVING ALL THESE SMART YOUNG LADIES UP HERE BECAUSE IF YOU SAW MY HIGH-SCHOOL SCIENCE SCORE, YOU'D WANT TO BE SUPERINTENDENT.

THEY KNOW HOW TO WIN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS.

ONCE AGAIN, WE'RE VERY PROUD OF THEIR WORK AND WE'RE BREAKING ALL THE MYTHS ABOUT YOUNG LADIES AND WHAT THEY CAN PERFORM IN MATH AND SCIENCE WHEN GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY.

THE FIRST TIME I'VE TALKED OF YOU TEAM HAS BEEN UP HERE IN JUNE TO CELEBRATE A WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS.

WE'RE PROUD OF YOU GIRLS. LOOK AT THOSE ARM MUSCLES OUT THERE.

>> JUST TO SAY I'M VERY PROUD OF OUR LADY BOTS.

THEY HAVE WORKED VERY HARD.

THIS WAS A VERY SPECIAL YEAR FOR EVERYONE AND THEN BEING ABLE TO ACCOMPLISH THIS IN THE VIRTUAL WORLD AND THE VIRTUAL COMPETITION THAT THEY HAD TO GO THROUGH THESE YEAR.

OF COURSE, OUR COACH, MS. SHE WORKED VERY HARD FOR THE GIRLS TO BE ABLE TO BE HERE AND ACCOMPLISHED THIS MOMENT.

I WANT TO RECOGNIZE ALL MY GIRLS.

WE HAVE WENDY, PALOMA, EMMA, AND ANNABEL.

THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR BEING HERE. THANK YOU TO OUR COACHES.

THANK YOU TO THE COMPUTER SCIENCE DEPARTMENT BECAUSE THEY MAKE ALL THIS POSSIBLE.

OF COURSE, OUR SUPERINTENDENT, OUR TRUSTEE MICHIGAN FOR ALL THEIR SUPPORT.

THANK YOU.

>> PRINCIPAL CANDACE RUIZ, PLEASE COME FORWARD.

THE BOARD IS HONORED TO PRESENT CERTIFICATES OF RECOGNITION TO

[2.05 505B RoboBeasts of Robert T. Hill Middle School]

THE 505 B ROBOBEASTS ROBOTICS TEAM OF ROBERT T. HILL MIDDLE SCHOOL.

TEAM MEMBERS AND COACH, PLEASE COME FORWARD AS YOUR NAME IS CALLED.

MICHELLE ALAYA, NATALIE RODRIGUEZ, LUKISH MINA GARCIA, AND COACH ELIANA ZIN.

THE 505 B ROBOBEASTS ROBOTICS TEAM WON THE EXCELLENCE AWARD AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL VEX IQ STATE TOURNAMENT.

THEY ALSO WON THE INNOVATIVE AWARD AT THE VEX ROBOTICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP.

CONGRATULATIONS, 505 B ROBOBEASTS.

>>THIS YEAR HAD A CHANCE TO START ONE BY GOT TO SCHOOLS.

I WAS VERY EXCITED AND WHEN I WENT TO HILL, PRINCIPAL TOLD ME THEY WERE GOING TO BE KNOCKING THINGS OUT OF THE PARK AND THEY KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE WORLD.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THEIR OUTSTANDING WORK.

>> THIS IS REALLY SENSATION ON.

WHEN I FIRST GOT THE LIST OF ROBOTICS TEAMS THAT WAS GOING TO BE RECOGNIZED TONIGHT, I JUST THOUGHT, "WELL, IS EVERY SCHOOL GOING TO BE RECOGNIZED?" IT JUST TURNED OUT THAT THERE WERE FOUR TEAMS FROM EAST DALLAS THAT REALLY SOAR THIS YEAR.

HILL HAS A LONG RECORD OF WINNING ROBOTICS COMPETITIONS.

I'M JUST SO PROUD OF OUR STUDENTS.

SO PROUD OF YOU MS. THIS HAS JUST BEEN GREAT.

KEEP UP. KEEP ON GOING. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU SO MUCH. THIS IS MY TEAM, ELIANA ZIN, AMAZING COACH DEDICATION, 6:45 IN THE MORNING WITH OUR STUDENTS.

SO PROUD OF ALL OF OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS AND THE 14 THANKS AGAIN FOR THIS HONOR.

>> SUPERINTENDENT TRUSTEE FORMAN AND WALTER LEE TAYLOR III, PLEASE COME FORWARD.

THE BOARD IS HONORED TO PRESENT A CERTIFICATE OF

[2.07 Salutatorian at David W. Carter High School]

ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT TO WALTER LEE TAYLOR III, CLASS OF 2021 SALUTATORIAN AT DAVID W CARTER HIGH SCHOOL.

WALTER IS DEDICATED FOUR YEARS OF HARD WORK AND COMMITMENT TO EARN THIS DISTINGUISHED ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT.

WALTER'S AN OUTSTANDING SCHOLAR ATHLETE ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE IN BOTH ACADEMICS AND BASKETBALL.

HIS CLASS VOTED HIM PROM PRINCE, MOST POPULAR, AND MOST STUDIOUS.

AS A RESULT OF HIS ACADEMIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS, HE IS THE RECIPIENT OF A $230,000 FULL SCHOLARSHIP TO TEXAS CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY AND PLANS TO STUDY GRAPHIC DESIGN.

>> I GOT A CHANCE TO SEE THIS YOUNG MAN IN ACTION AS AN OUTSTANDING ATHLETE.

[00:20:04]

AS GOOD OF AN ATHLETE AS HE IS, HE'S EVEN THAT MUCH BETTER AS A SCHOLAR AND A ROLE MODEL FOR EVERYONE.

HE WAS JUST A JOY TO WATCH THIS YEAR.

TRUSTEE FORMAN, I KNOW YOU'VE GOT A COUPLE OF WORDS YOU WANT TO SAY.

>> JUST A FEW THINGS REALLY QUICKLY.

WE OFTEN TALK ABOUT YOUNG AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALE.

BUT THEN I LOOK AT WALTER TAYLOR, HE MAKES MY HEART JUMP.

WALTER IS THE MOST GRACIOUS YOUNG MAN THAT I'VE SEEN.

THE DAY BEFORE GRADUATION, HE FOUND OUT HE WASN'T THE VALEDICTORIAN.

HE WAS THE SALUTATORIAN.

BUT WHAT DID HE DO? HE PERFORMED LIKE A TRUE GENTLEMAN.

THAT MAKES MY HEART WARM.

WALTER TAYLOR, THIS IS FROM YOUR TRUSTEE, A THOUSAND DOLLARS.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR, THIS IS NOT DISD MONEY.

>> I DO WANT TO SAY THANK YOU

>> CONGRATULATIONS, WALTER.

THIS CONCLUDES OUR RECOGNITIONS.

>> THANK YOU FOR THAT. THOSE RECOGNITIONS WERE INCREDIBLE.

IT'S GREAT TO BE BACK IN PERSON AND SEEING ALL OF THIS HAPPEN AGAIN AND CELEBRATING.

SO MANY AMAZING THINGS HAPPENING.

WE'LL NOW MOVE ON TO SECTION 3 OF REPORTS.

[3.01 Superintendent's Report: Academic Achievements, Accolades, Events, Transforming Dallas ISD, Operation Connectivity, and Legislative Update]

WE'LL BEGIN WITH OUR SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT.

>> ONLY TWO BRIEF ITEMS, MR. PRESIDENT, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

NUMBER 1, BECAUSE I'LL BE STARTING MY 13TH YEAR AS SUPERINTENDENT, WE'VE DECIDED TO REKINDLE THE DIALOGUE WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT WHERE THIS NEXT CALENDAR YEAR, I'LL BE GOING INTO EVERY FEEDER PATTERN AND JUST HAVING A CONVERSATION ALONG WITH MY DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT, SUSANNA CORDOVA, AT EVERY FEEDER PATTERN IN THE DISTRICT STARTING IN AUGUST.

WE'LL BE COMING AND WE'LL INVITE YOU TO ONE OF THOSE.

THEN THE AFTERNOON FROM 4:45 PM TO 5:30 PM, WE'LL BE MEETING WITH STAFF AND YOU'RE WELCOME TO COME.

YOU CAN'T COME TO ALL OF THEM.

WE DON'T WANT TO HAVE A QUORUM, WE DON'T WANT THE ATTORNEYS YELLING AT US.

IN THE AFTERNOON, IT'S A DIALOGUE WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT AND IN THE EVENING, IT'S A COMMUNITY CONVERSATION.

WE'RE GOING TO GO BACK OUT AND GET OUT TO THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY, COME LET THEM KNOW WHERE WE ARE.

NOW THAT WE'RE BACK IN PERSON, IT'S GOING TO BE GREAT TO CELEBRATE.

WE'RE ALSO GOING TO SHOW THEM SOME GREAT IMPROVEMENTS LIKE AT THE SOUTH OAK CLIFF AUDITORIUM THAT PEOPLE NEED TO SEE.

WE NEED TO GET PEOPLE IN THE CARTER GYM.

WE NEED TO GET PEOPLE IN AS MANY OF OUR SCHOOLS LIKE AT W.T.

WHITE IN HILLCREST AS THESE CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS GET FINISHED.

HOPEFULLY, NORTH DALLAS AND SUNSET WILL BE FINISHED, BUT WE'RE GOING TO TAKE THIS WHOLE YEAR TO TAKE THAT OPPORTUNITY.

ONE OF THE HIGHLIGHTS OF MY TENURE WAS IN MY 13 YEARS, THIS PAST SATURDAY, I WAS INVITED BY THE BLAIR FAMILY TO BE THE GRAND MARSHALL IN THE JUNETEENTH PARADE THROUGH SOUTH DALLAS.

IT WAS QUITE AN EVENT TO COME THROUGH SUNNY SOUTH DALLAS AND HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THAT EXPERIENCE, ESPECIALLY SINCE IT HAS BECOME A NATIONAL HOLIDAY, RIGHT ON THE HEELS OF IT BECOMING A NATIONAL HOLIDAY.

I WANT TO THANK THE BLAIR FAMILY FOR GIVING ME THAT OPPORTUNITY, AND THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT FOR THIS EVENING.

>> THANK YOU, DOCTOR WE'LL NOW MOVE ON TO 3.02, BOARD OF TRUSTEE COMMITTEE REPORTS.

DO WE HAVE ANY COMMITTEE REPORTS? NOW, WE'LL MOVE ON TO SECTION 3.03,

[3.03 Trustee Reports for Districts 1 through 9 on community interests to include topics such as (1) expressions of thanks, congratulations, or condolence; (2) information regarding holiday schedules; (3) an honorary or salutary recognition of a public official, public employee, or other citizen, except that a discussion regarding a change in status of a person’s public office or public employment is not an honorary or salutary recognition for purposes of this subdivision; or (4) a reminder about an upcoming event organized or sponsored by the governing body.]

TRUSTEE REPORTS FOR DISTRICTS 1-9.

WE'LL BEGIN WITH ONE AND MOVE OUR WAY AROUND TO NINE.

>> THANK YOU, PRESIDENT MACKEY.

I WOULD LIKE TO BEGIN WITH, UNFORTUNATELY, BUT A VERY FOND FAREWELL TO PRINCIPAL SANDY MASSEY, WHO AS YOU KNOW, WE'LL BE MOVING ON TO A NEW POSITION IN COLORADO NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.

THROUGHOUT THE CHALLENGES THAT THE THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY FACED OVER THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS;

[00:25:02]

TORNADO, PANDEMIC, SNOW ARMAGEDDON, PRINCIPAL MASSEY WAS A DECISIVE LEADER, ALWAYS LOOKING AFTER THE WELL-BEING OF OUR STUDENTS AND STAFF.

ALTHOUGH SHE WILL BE MISSED HERE IN DALLAS ISD, I'M SURE THAT THE FOUNDATION SHE LEAVES BEHIND AT TJ WILL MAKE THEM STRONGER AND MORE RESILIENT.

I'M SURE THAT WHEREVER SHE GOES, SHE WILL SHOW THE SAME PASSION THAT SHE HAS SHOWN DURING HER TIME IN OUR DISTRICT.

THANK YOU, PRINCIPAL MASSEY AND GOOD LUCK.

A COUPLE OF WEEKS AGO, I HAD THE PRIVILEGE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY FOR THE RENOVATIONS AT CHAPEL HILL PREPARATORY.

AS YOU KNOW, THIS IS ONE OF OUR PERSONALIZED LEARNING ACADEMIES, AND I AM VERY EXCITED ABOUT THE WORK THIS COMMUNITY HAS DONE, AND WILL BE ABLE TO KEEP DOING WITH THE RENOVATED FACILITIES.

I'M VERY THANKFUL TO ALL OF THOSE WHO MADE THIS POSSIBLE.

BIG KUDOS TO THREE DISTRICT 1 SENIORS WHO WERE AWARDED DISTRICT SCHOLARSHIPS, KAMILA VARGAS FROM THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL WHO RECEIVED THE 2021 GREEN-GARNER SCHOLARSHIP; DANA REYES FROM TJ; TIMOTHY WYETH FROM WTY HIGH SCHOOL WHO RECEIVED DALLAS ISD SUPERINTENDENT SCHOLARSHIPS.

CONGRATULATIONS. FINALLY, I WANT TO GIVE A HUGE SHOUT OUT TO THE TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND STAFF OF DISTRICT 1 SCHOOLS AND DALLAS ISD IN GENERAL, WHO WORKED TIRELESSLY OVER THE PAST YEAR TO ENSURE THE WELL-BEING AND SUCCESS OF OUR STUDENTS. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, JESSIE FLORES. TRUSTEE MARSHALL.

>> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I'LL GIVE THE DISTRICT 2 REPORT.

FIRST, CONGRATULATIONS TO SUDI WILLIAMS WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE DIST, ANNUAL DISTRICT END-OF-YEAR CHESS TOURNAMENT AND WON FIRST PLACE IN GRADES 4, 5, AND 6.

THEY WERE AWARDED THE MOST MEDALS OF ANY SCHOOL AND HAD THE MOST PARTICIPANTS OF ANY SCHOOL. WAY TO GO.

ALSO, I WANT TO GIVE A BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO MY FRIEND, THE HILLCREST HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL JOSEPH SATILLA FOR BEING NAMED DIST PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR.

HE'S DONE AN AMAZING JOB AT HILLCREST AND FRANKLIN PRIOR, AND WE'RE LUCKY TO HAVE HIM IN THE COMMUNITY.

I ALSO WANT TO CONGRATULATE THE 30 WOODROW WILSON SENIORS WHO RECEIVED NEARLY $50,000 IN SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS FROM THE WOODROW WILSON HIGH SCHOOL COMMUNITY FOUNDATION.

BACK SINCE 2011, THAT FOUNDATION HAS AWARDED NEARLY $350,000 IN FINANCIAL AID TO MORE THAN 200 STUDENTS.

WE'RE VERY GRATEFUL FOR THE FOUNDATION.

I ALSO WANT TO CONGRATULATE THE SUDI WILLIAMS DEBATE TEAM WHO PLAYS FIRST IN THE DISTRICT'S 5TH GRADE TOURNAMENT AND GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO NORTH DALLAS HIGH SCHOOL'S TOP ATHLETES WHO WERE NAMED ON JUNE 4TH.

CONGRATS TO QUINCY GOLDSMITHS, SOPHIA HERNANDEZ, AND FLAVIA SANTA MARIA.

ALSO BIG CONGRATS TO ROSA OLIVIA WHO WON THE DEDMAN SCHOLARSHIP AWARD AND A FULL RIDE TO SMU.

A TOTAL OF 14 SCHOLARSHIPS WERE WON THIS YEAR BY NORTH DALLAS SENIORS.

ALSO, ON JUNE 8TH, THE NORTH TEXAS PGA PRESENTED WOODROW SENIOR NOAH MARTINA'S WITH THE AT&T BYRON NELSON SCHOLARSHIP AWARD SO CONGRATS AND NOAH WHO WILL BE ATTENDING SAM HOUSTON UNIVERSITY.

I ALSO WANT TO GIVE A BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO BILLIA MARTINEZ OF HILLCREST FOR BEING NAMED COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR ON JUNE 15TH.

IF YOU'RE KEEPING TRACK BOTH THE PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR AND THE COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR ARE FROM HILLCREST HIGH SCHOOL.

CONGRATULATIONS TO TONY BERADARO FROM WOODROW FOR BEING NAMED ATHLETIC COORDINATOR OF THE YEAR.

LOTS OF BIG AWARDS IN DISTRICT 2 FOR OUR FACULTY AND STAFF.

VERY GRATEFUL FOR THEIR WORK WITH OUR KIDS.

I ALSO WANT TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO WOODROW STUDENT, BEN WALTER FROM THE CLASS OF 2024 WHO WAS SELECTED FOR USA VOLLEYBALL'S BEACH NATIONAL TEAM DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM.

HE IS ONE OF ONLY 32 ATHLETES IN THE COUNTRY NOMINATED FOR THIS SQUAD THAT WILL TRAIN AND COMPETE IN FORT LAUDERDALE IN JULY.

LASTLY, I WANT TO WISH A VERY HAPPY RETIREMENT TO OUTGOING PRINCIPAL IN AL GALVAN, WHO HAS BEEN WITH THE DISTRICT FOR ALMOST THREE DECADES, AND HAS BEEN THE PRINCIPAL AT THE SAME SCHOOL FOR THE PAST 16 YEARS, WHICH I WISH WE HAD MORE OF THESE DAYS.

SHE HAS TOUCHED THOUSANDS OF LIVES AND WILL CERTAINLY BE MISSED.

THAT CONCLUDES THE DISTRICT 2 REPORT.

>> THANK YOU, TRUSTEE MARSHALL. TRUSTEE MITCHKAY.

>> THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I'LL GIVE THE DISTRICT 3 REPORT.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALEXIS NICOLE ALBRIGHT AND GENESIS CARIDAD JUAREZ, BOTH 2021 GRADUATES OF BRYAN ADAMS HIGH SCHOOL, WHO ARE AMONG 75 DALLAS ISD SENIORS AWARDED SUPERINTENDENT SCHOLARSHIPS BASED ON ACADEMIC SUCCESS, CHARACTER, SERVICE, AND FINANCIAL NEED.

ALEXIS WILL BE ATTENDING OKLAHOMA UNIVERSITY IN GRAPHIC DESIGN, AND GENESIS WILL ATTEND THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI STUDYING PSYCHOLOGY.

BEST OF LUCK TO BOTH OF YOU.

A JOB WELL DONE TO EVERYONE WHO HELPED MAKE THE EMMETT J.

CONRAD HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETIC BANQUET POSSIBLE.

THE EVENT WAS A HUGE SUCCESS AND A WONDERFUL WAY TO HONOR OUR ATHLETES. GO, CHARGERS.

THANKS TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED THE VIRTUAL DESIGN CHARRETTE FOR MARTHA TURNER ELEMENTARY ON TUESDAY.

YOUR IDEAS AND INPUT IN THE DESIGN PROCESS WILL HELP TO MAKE THIS NEW REPLACEMENT SCHOOL ONE THAT BOOSTS OUR COMMUNITY AND SERVES OUR STUDENTS WELL FOR YEARS TO COME.

THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT.

>> THANK YOU, TRUSTEE MITCHKAY. TRUSTEE GARCIA.

>> GOOD AFTERNOON. FOR THE DISTRICT 4 REPORT,

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THANK YOU TO THE REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE ORGANIZATION CATCH UP AND READ WHO VISITED WE APPRECIATE THEIR JOINING THE CHOIR STAFF IN CELEBRATING OUR STUDENTS FACE-TO-FACE AND VIRTUAL LEARNERS FOR THEIR HARD WORK THIS YEAR.

STAFF AT LAGO ELEMENTARY HELD THEIR HAPPY RETIREMENT CELEBRATION FAREWELL TO AMAZING AND COMMITTED STAFF INCLUDING MRS. COLLINS, WHO'S WORKED AS A PRE-K TEACHER ASSISTANT FOR 21 YEARS, MS. RODRIGUEZ, A HARDWORKING BILINGUAL TA ASSISTING TEACHERS AND PARENTS FOR OVER 20 YEARS, AND MS. BRENDA KING.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SERVING OUR STUDENTS AND HOPE THAT YOU ENJOY YOUR RETIREMENT.

JULIUS DORSEY ELEMENTARY DISPLAYED THEIR CREATIVITY IN THE AMAZING PROJECTS FOR THE GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS DURING THEIR ANNUAL TAG FAIR ON JUNE THE 8TH.

I WILL FOLLOW UP WITH THE RECOGNITION OF OUR 2021 PRINCIPALS OF THE YEAR TO INCLUDE MS. RUBY RAMIREZ WHO WAS STRESSED HERE WITH OUR ROBOTICS TEAM AS THE PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR FOR CHOICE IN MAGNET SCHOOLS.

FROM THE SCORE FOR THE TALENTED AND GIFTED AT PLEASANT GROVE SINCE THE BEGINNING OF SINCE 2018, HER PRESENCE HAS BEEN AN IMMENSE PRIDE, JOY, AND JEWEL IN DISTRICT 4.

THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.

>> THANK YOU, TRUSTEE GARCIA. TRUSTEE JOHNSON.

>> THANK YOU, PRESIDENT. CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR DISTRICT 5 DALLAS AS THE SPORTS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEES.

JOHN JEFFERSON WAS A STANDOUT WIDE RECEIVER ON THE FOOTBALL TEAM AT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL AND WENT ON TO PLAY FOR THE SAN DIEGO CHARGERS, THE GREEN BAY PACKERS AND THE CLEVELAND BROWNS.

ALSO, MIKE LIVINGSTON, WHO EXCELLED ON THE GRID IRON AND SOUTH OAK CLIFF HIGH SCHOOL BEFORE GRADUATING AND PLAYING FOR 12 SEASONS WITH THE KANSAS CITY CHIEFS.

I ALSO WANT TO GIVE CONGRATULATIONS TO EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR TRACY WASHINGTON AND DR. WILLIE FRED JOHNSON AND THE SOUTH OAK CLIFF TEACHERS AND STAFF FOR HAVING 100 PERCENT GRADUATION RATE.

ALSO, I WANT TO GIVE A SHOUT-OUT TO THE PRINCIPAL AT WILMER HUTCHINS PRINCIPAL CAMPBELL FOR HOSTING THE DISTRICT 5 TRUSTEE MAX JOHNSON BOSTON THAT WAS A SUCCESS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

>> THANK YOU, TRUSTEE JOHNSON.

DISTRICT 6, TRUSTEE FORMAN.

>> SIR, I'M STILL A LITTLE EXCITED ABOUT WALTER, SO BEAR WITH ME.

I'M SO PROUD OF THE CLASS OF 2021 AND ESPECIALLY THOSE IN DISTRICT 6 AT DAVID W. CARTER, JUSTIN FORD CAMPBELL, AND KATHLEEN GEORGE GILLIAM COLLEGIATE ACADEMY.

IT WAS A PLEASURE TO SEE ALL OF YOU WALK THE STAGE SINCE WE DIDN'T HAVE THAT IN 2020.

KUDOS TO YOU, TO YOUR PARENTS, TEACHERS AND STAFF FOR HELPING YOU REALIZE YOUR GRADUATION DREAMS, IN SPITE OF ALL YOU HAD TO GO THROUGH IN 2021.

CONGRATULATIONS TO CHICARI RICHARDSON, THE OLYMPICS AFTER WINNING THE QUALIFYING ROUND IN THE WOMEN'S 100-METER RACE.

CHICARI, YOU ARE A WINNER AND I'M WEARING THIS BACK-TO-BACK CHAMPIONSHIP TRACK RING FROM DAVID W. CARTER THANKS TO CHICARI.

I WANT TO PAY TRIBUTE TO HANON ALI LACY, A COLLEGE RECRUITER AND HIGH-ED ADVISOR WHO MADE IT HER MISSION TO HELP AS MANY STUDENTS AS POSSIBLE TO ATTEND COLLEGE.

TRAGICALLY, HANON LOST HER LIFE IN A CAR CRASH BUT SHE WILL BE FONDLY REMEMBERED BY ME AND MANY IN THE COMMUNITY BECAUSE THERE WAS NOTHING, AND WHEN I SAY NOTHING THAT SHE WOULD NOT DO FOR THE STUDENTS OF DALLAS ISD TO ENSURE THAT THEY WERE IN COLLEGE.

MAY SHE REST IN PEACE.

I WANT TO SAY TO HER JOB WELL DONE, HANON. THANK YOU.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS MOMENT AND JUST HAVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR MS. NANA LEE.

THANK YOU. I'LL MOVE ON TO THE DISTRICT 7 REPORT.

TO KICK OFF DISTRICT 7, I'D LOVE TO GIVE A HUGE SHOUT-OUT TO NOAH MACIAS WHO IS THE SUNSET VALEDICTORIAN THIS YEAR, BECOMING THE THIRD SIBLING FROM THIS FAMILY AND JOINING HIS SIBLINGS, SOPHIA AND ELIJAH MACIAS, FOR ACHIEVING THE TOP OF THEIR CLASS HONORS AT SUNSET HIGH SCHOOL WITHIN THE PAST FIVE YEARS.

THREE VALEDICTORIANS FROM ONE FAMILY.

THEY RECEIVED MEDIA RECOGNITION FROM THE OAK CLIFF ADVOCATE, NBC 5, AND FOX 4 FOR THEIR AMAZING FAMILY ACCOMPLISHMENT.

I ALSO FEEL LIKE I WANT TO GIVE A SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO THEIR PARENTS AS WELL,

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ANDY AND FERMIN, WHO HAVE DONE A PHENOMENAL JOB.

ALSO WANT TO NOTE THAT SOPHIA WILL BE RETURNING TO DALLAS ISD AS A TEACHER THIS COMING YEAR.

AS YOU SAW TONIGHT, THE DALLAS ISD COMPETITIVE ROBOTICS TEAMS CONTINUE TO EXCEL AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE GIRL POWER TEAM AT WINNETKA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL WHO WON THE ENERGY AWARD AT THE VEX ROBOTICS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, COMPETING AGAINST MORE THAN 200 TEAMS FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.

FINALLY, KUDOS TO ALEXY RAMIREZ, A SENIOR AT TRINI GARZA EARLY COLLEGE HIGH SCHOOL, FOR SHARING HER FINISH STRONG STORY AND ULTIMATELY GETTING BACK ON TRACK, NOT ONLY TO GRADUATE ON TIME BUT ALSO FINISH WITH HER ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE.

HER STORY HAS BEEN FEATURED ON MEDIA OUTLETS INCLUDING NBC 5, FOX 4, CBS 11, AND WFAA.

WHAT AN ENORMOUS ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR ALEXY AND SO MANY OTHER SENIORS WHO GRADUATED ON TIME DESPITE THESE UNPRECEDENTED CHALLENGES.

YOU HAVE PERSEVERED THROUGH A CHALLENGING YEAR AND DELIVERED.

WELL DONE, CLASS OF 2021.

WE'LL NOW MOVE ON TO DISTRICT 8. TRUSTEE CARREON? THANK YOU, PRESIDENT MACKEY.

THANK YOU TO HILL PHILANTHROPIES AND TEXAS WOMEN'S FOUNDATION FOR THE $15,000 GRANT TO SOLAR PREPARATORY SCHOOL FOR GIRLS TO INCREASE USAGE OF THE IF/THEN COLLECTION, THE WORLD'S LARGEST FREE RESOURCE OF AUTHENTIC AND RELATABLE PHOTOS, VIDEOS, AND BIOGRAPHIES CELEBRATING DIVERSE CONTEMPORARY WOMEN IN STEM CAREERS AND ROLES.

THANK YOU. CONGRATULATIONS TO IDEA HIGH SCHOOL, THE 2021 CLASS VALEDICTORIAN, RITA MARIE SALINAS WHO WILL BE ATTENDING THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON IN THE FALL, AND FROM THE DISTRICT 8 SIDE, MUCH OF THE TJ FEEDER PATTERN IS WITHIN DISTRICT 8, AND I JUST ALSO WANT TO SEND MY BEST WISHES TO PRINCIPAL MASSEY WHO THERE ARE FOLKS IN THE COMMUNITY WHO YOU FEEL THEIR PRESENCE AND THEIR HEART AND THE LOVE THAT THEY GAVE TO TJ, AND THOSE ARE GOING TO BE EXTREMELY BIG SHOES TO FILL.

BUT I WISH HER THE BEST AND I'M HAPPY FOR HER.

CONGRATULATIONS. THAT CONCLUDES THE DISTRICT 8 REPORT.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE CARREON.

NOW, MOVE ON TO DISTRICT 9, TRUSTEE HENRY.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR. NOW, I'M GOING TO PRESENT THE DISTRICT 9 REPORT.

FIRST, I WANT TO RECOGNIZE MR. REGINALD HAMILTON WHO HAS SUPPORTED STUDENTS AT CHARLES RICE LEARNING CENTER FOR MORE THAN THREE DECADES.

MR. HAMILTON HAS FAITHFULLY PROVIDE A SUPPORT AND INSTRUCTION TO THE STUDENTS OF CHARLES RICE FOR THOSE 33 YEARS.

HE'S WELL KNOWN ON THE CAMPUS AND IN THE SOUTH DALLAS COMMUNITY AS EDUCATION PROFESSIONAL WHO SEEKS TO BUILD BRIDGES BETWEEN THE SCHOOL AND THE COMMUNITY FOR THE BENEFIT OF STUDENTS.

HE'S ALSO SERVED BEYOND THE CLASSROOM AS CAMPUS SAFETY COORDINATOR, BENEFITS COORDINATOR, AND CHAIR OF THE UNITED NEGRO COLLEGE FUND, THE UNITED WAY CAMPAIGNS.

THIS YEAR, HE CHOSE TO RETIRE AND MOVE ON TO THE NEXT PHASE OF HIS LIFE, AND I JUST WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE DEEP SERVICE, MORE THAN THREE DECADES, 33 YEARS TO NOT ONLY DIC BUT THE SUNNY SOUTH DALLAS COMMUNITY.

I'M ALSO PROUD TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE SUNNY SOUTH DALLAS COMMUNITY FOR THEIR OVERWHELMING GENEROSITY TO OUR GRADUATING SENIORS, THANKS TO A COALITION OF CONCERNED CITIZENS INCLUDING THE ZAN HOLMES COMMUNITY OUTREACH CENTER, CORNERSTONE BAPTIST CHURCH, THE GREAT JAMES MADISON HIGH SCHOOL ALUMNI AND VOLUNTEERS, MARY MORGAN AND DIANE JOHNSON.

OVER 112 SENIORS WERE SHOWERED WITH A VARIETY OF GIFTS JUST BEFORE GRADUATION.

THE STUDENTS RECEIVED SWAG BASKETS WITH HYGIENE ITEMS, BACKPACKS, PRODUCTS FOR THEIR DORM ROOMS, GIFT CARDS, SNACKS, HOME BAKED GOODS AND MANY MORE.

TO EVERYONE WHO CONTRIBUTED TO THE EFFORT, PLEASE ACCEPT MY HEARTFELT THANKS AND THAT OF THE GREAT JAMES MADISON SCHOOL COMMUNITY UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF PRINCIPLE WILLARD.

I ALSO WANT TO SEND A CONGRATS TO ALL THE GRADUATING CLASSES THAT GRADUATED, INCLUDING THE FIRST GRADUATING CLASS OF CITYLAB HIGH SCHOOL.

WE ARE VERY PROUD OF YOU.

OF COURSE, I'M PROUD OF EVERY ONE OF OUR GRADUATES AND ALSO WANT TO EXPRESS WELL WISHES TO EACH OF THEM FOR FINISHING THE SCHOOL YEAR STRONG IN A VERY UNPRECEDENTED AND DIFFICULT YEAR.

KUDOS TO OUR PRINCIPALS AND OUR HIGH SCHOOL STAFF AND SUPPORT STAFF FOR NOT GIVING UP ON OUR SENIORS AND PROVIDING THEM WITH THE NECESSARY SUPPORT TO GET ACROSS THE FINISH LINE.

IT'S DEFINITELY A JOB WELL DONE.

I HAVE A FEW THANK YOUS FOR SOME OF MY COLLEAGUES ON THE BOARD.

I HAVE A SOON TO BE NINE-YEAR-OLD AND A FOUR-YEAR-OLD, I HAVE COMMITMENTS ON THE WEEKEND.

ONE OF THEM HAD A SOCCER TOURNAMENT, AND I WAS ONLY ABLE TO ATTEND THAT SOCCER TOURNAMENT AND NOT DISAPPOINT HER BECAUSE TRUSTEE FLORES, THANK YOU, ATTENDED THE BOOKER T. WASHINGTON GRADUATION WHERE HIS DAUGHTER GRADUATED FROM.

TRUSTEE GARCIA WHO'S FROM THE GROVE, ATTENDED THE SKYLINE COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOL ON MY BEHALF. THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE FOREMAN ATTENDED LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION, WHERE SHE ALSO GRADUATED FROM, ON MY BEHALF.

I WANT TO SEND A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO ALL THREE OF YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO BE A FATHER THIS PAST WEEKEND.

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IT'S DULY APPRECIATED.

THAT CONCLUDES THE DISTRICT 9.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE HENRY.

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

[4. PUBLIC FORUM]

SPEAKERS, PLEASE BE REMINDED THAT SUBSTITUTIONS ARE NOT ALLOWED.

IF YOU SIGNED UP TO SPEAK, YOU CANNOT SPEAK ON BEHALF OF SOMEONE ELSE.

SPEAKERS WHO FAIL TO ADHERE TO THIS RULE WILL BE INTERRUPTED AND INFORMED YOUR COMMENTS ARE OUT OF ORDER.

MS. KELLY, WILL YOU PLEASE CALL THE SPEAKERS? YES. SPEAKERS, YOU WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES TO SPEAK.

WHEN YOU'RE RIGHT AT THE MICROPHONE, PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME.

OUR FIRST SPEAKER IS BILL BETSON.

HOWDY. I'M BILL BETSON.

ALL OF MY PRESENTATIONS ARE ALSO ONLINE AT DALLASISD.US.

NOT.ORG, THAT'S YOU GUYS, I'M.US.

ANYHOW, EVERYTHING I TALK ABOUT IS UP THERE, WITH LINKS TO ALL THE SUPPORTING DATA.

WELL, I AM AMONG THE HALF DOZEN MOST CONSISTENT CRITICS FROM THIS MICROPHONE OF THE MANAGEMENT OF DISD.

I ALSO STAND HERE IN FIRM RESPECT OF THE RECORD MAKING ACHIEVEMENTS OF DISD DURING THE 12 YEARS UNDER DR. HINOJOSA.

WE ARE STRONG THEN, WE ARE SO STRONG WE CAN BE TRANSPARENT, AND THE TRANSPARENCY I HAVE OFTEN SPOKEN ABOUT THAT TRANSPARENCY.

IN OTHER WORDS, A SPREADSHEET WITH ALL 237 SCHOOLS, AND LIKE THE SCHOOL INFORMATION FILE THAT IS ONLINE RIGHT NOW UNDER RESOURCES IN THE DISD DATA PORTAL, EVERYBODY CAN GO LOOK AT THE SCHOOL INFORMATION FILE, IT'S PRICELESS.

IT CREATES A LARGE SPREADSHEET, BUT IT'S ONLY GOT 45 VARIABLES IN THAT SPREADSHEET.

IT NEEDS ABOUT 150 MORE VARIABLES, AND I HAVE OFTEN SPOKEN ABOUT THAT.

IF YOU GO TO DALLASISD.US, YOU'LL FIND THIS TALK AND IN IT, I HAVE LINK TO MANY OF THE PRESENTATIONS I HAVE GIVEN ON THIS TOPIC ON HOW TO ACHIEVE SINGLE SPREADSHEET DESIGN AND EXPAND TRANSPARENCY FOR DISD AND CONSEQUENTLY, GIVE OUR PARENTS WHO ARE LOOKING FOR A GOOD SCHOOL IN DALLAS THE ABILITY TO COME AND RESEARCH DISD IN MORE DETAIL THAN IS CURRENTLY POSSIBLE.

NOW, EVERYBODY WHO'S BEEN THROUGH THE 7TH GRADE, AND I WAS THE SEVENTH GRADE COMPUTER APPLICATIONS TEACHER IN DISD, TEACHING SPREADSHEETS, SHOULD BE ABLE TO USE THESE SPREADSHEETS, AND THEY SHOULD BE ABLE TO GO TO THEM AND ZERO IN ON THE DATA THEY WANT TO KNOW ABOUT IN THE SCHOOLS, IN THE AREA THEY WANT TO CONSIDER.

PLEASE CONSIDER EXTENDING THAT SPREADSHEET.

WHEN YOU DO IT, AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR, FREEZE THAT RECORD OF THAT SCHOOL YEAR WITH ALL THIS DATA AND START A NEW ONE FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.

THAT WILL ALLOW PARENTS TO GO AT SOME POINT IN TIME IN THE FUTURE AND LOOK AT A 10 YEAR RECORD OF DISD.

YES, THIS LEVEL OF TRANSPARENCY COULD BE PAINFUL, BUT THAT PAIN WILL DRIVE US TO IMPROVE.

THAT'S WHAT WE NEED TO BE DOING CONSTANTLY, WE NEED TO CONTINUE WHAT WE'VE DONE FOR THE 12 YEARS UNDER DR. HINOJOSA, PLUS RACIAL EQUITY DEMANDS THAT LEVEL OF TRANSPARENCY.

I LOOK FORWARD TO THE DAY WHEN WE CAN CONTINUE THESE CELEBRATIONS AND GET BETTER AND BETTER AND STRONGER. THANK YOU.

>> TIFFANY ALEXANDER.

>> OKAY. BEFORE I GET STARTED, I'M GOING TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL YOU GUYS HAVE THIS PACKET HERE.

I GAVE IT TO THE LADY BEFORE I CAME IN, AND IT HAS MY NAME AND MY EMAIL ADDRESS IN THERE.

WHENEVER YOU HAVE SOME TIME LATER TONIGHT OR YOU FEEL LIKE READING SOMETHING.

I JUST WANT TO GET STARTED.

MY NAME IS TIFFANY ALEXANDER AND MY COLLEAGUES, CHRISTOPHER WILLIAMS AND LEANDRO ROBINSON COULDN'T BE HERE TODAY.

BUT I JUST WANTED TO DISCUSS A PROGRAM THAT WE ARE SUGGESTING TO PROPOSE TO THE DISTRICT.

WE ARE WANTING TO SUGGEST ADDING A SPECIAL EDUCATION ATHLETIC PROGRAM TO THE PROPOSED ATHLETIC AND/OR THE SPECIAL ED BUDGET FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR.

THIS PROGRAM IS ESSENTIAL FOR THE INCLUSIVITY OF THE SPECIAL EDUCATION POPULATION.

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FOR THE PAST SIX YEARS, STUDENTS IN FLS SETTING FROM 14 DALLAS ISD MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN COMPETING IN INTRADAY BASKETBALL EXHIBITION GAMES, BASICALLY DURING THE SCHOOL DAY WHERE IT DOES NOT TAKE AWAY FROM INSTRUCTIONAL TIME.

THE EXPERIENCE THAT THESE SPECIALIZED AND ATHLETES GAINED FROM COMPETING IN THESE GAMES HAVE IMPROVED THEIR CONFIDENCE, SELF-ADVOCACY, SCHOOL SPIRIT, ACADEMIC LEVEL, THEIR WILLINGNESS TO COME TO SCHOOL, DECREASE BEHAVIOR ISSUES, HAS GIVEN THEM A SENSE OF OWNERSHIP AND HAS DEVELOPED LEADERSHIP SKILLS AMONG MANY OF THE ATHLETES.

PARTICIPATING IN THESE GAMES HAS ALSO EDUCATED THE GENERAL ED POPULATION, AND THE DIFFERENCES RELATED TO STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES.

WE HAVE WITNESSED FIRSTHAND THE POSITIVE AND GENUINE IMPACT THESE GAMES HAVE PRESENTED TO ALL STAKEHOLDERS.

MANY OF THE GENERATE ATHLETES PARTICIPATE BY OFFICIATING THE GAMES, WORK IN THE COLLAGE, STUDENTS EVER SEES ED SERVICES ARE CHEERING THE CHEERLEADERS DURING THE GAME.

THEY ALSO PARTICIPATE WITH THE ROTC AND THE LCC DURING THE PRESENTATION OF GUNS BEFORE THE START OF THE GAME, PLAYING INSTRUMENTS WITH THE BAND, ETC.

THIS INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENTS EXPERIENCES LIKE THAT OF THE VARSITY BASKETBALL GAME ON A FRIDAY NIGHT, EXCEPT IT TAKES PLACE DURING THE SCHOOL DAY, PARTICULARLY AROUND THE LUNCH PERIOD.

WE ARE LOOKING TO INCLUDE OTHER SPORTS AND BE RECOGNIZED AS AN ACTUAL ENTITY WITHIN DALLAS ISD.

IN REFERENCE TO STARTING THIS PROGRAM, IT WILL INCREASE THE PERCENTAGE OF ALL STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES.

INSTEAD OF BEING THE STUDENTS WHO NORMALLY ARE BRUSHED OFF ON PARTICIPATING IN ATHLETIC EVENTS, WE ARE WANTING TO CREATE A PLATFORM SPECIFICALLY FOR THEM AT THEIR COMPETITION LEVEL.

THE VISION, MISSION, AND GOAL WILL MIRROR WHAT IS ALREADY IN PLACE FOR THE DISTRICT SPAN AND ATHLETIC DEPARTMENTS.

THIS INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENT IS ONE THAT IS GENUINE AND NON-JUDGMENTAL, FUN AND EXCITING, PROMOTES KINDNESS, UNDERSTANDING, CONSIDERATION, AND ACCEPTANCE SCHOOL-WIDE.

THIS WILL BE THE FIRST OF ITS KIND, THERE IS NOTHING LIKE THIS.

HOW WONDERFUL WOULD THIS BE FOR DALLAS ISD TO BE THE FIRST DISTRICT IN THE WORLD TO START A SPECIAL EDUCATION ATHLETIC PROGRAM.

THIS IS COMPLETELY DIFFERENT FROM SPECIAL OLYMPICS.

JUST A REMINDER, THERE WAS NO SPECIAL OLYMPICS OPPORTUNITIES FOR THESE KIDS, SO THEY RECEIVE NO ATHLETIC OPPORTUNITY.

WE HAVE BEEN FEATURED ON FOX 4, CBS 11 NEWS TWICE, AND AS WELL AS DALLAS ISD COMMUNICATIONS.

THE GAMES HAVE BEEN VIEWED ABOUT 40,000 TIMES.

SO BASICALLY, WE ARE JUST ASKING FOR A CHANCE TO BE HEARD, AND POSSIBLY CREATE THIS PROGRAM FOR THESE KIDS. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU. ELIZABETH JONES.

NOEL HAWTHORNE.

>> HELLO. MY NAME IS NOEL HAWTHORNE.

I'M A RISING JUNIOR AT THE LAW MAGNET AT TOWN VIEW.

THE DALLAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS PLEDGE TO REDUCE THEIR CARBON EMISSIONS BY 50 PERCENT, BUT ARE SO CONTINUING THEIR ACTIONS WHICH CONTRIBUTE TO THEIR FOOTPRINT.

THE DISTRICT SIMPLY IS NOT TAKING THE ACTIONS TO GET US TO THIS GOAL BECAUSE IT WAS NOT IMMEDIATELY PROFITABLE AND CONTINUOUSLY OPT FOR THE FOSSIL FUEL OPTIONS, WHICH WILL CAUSE SOME LESS IN THE SHORT-TERM.

THE COST OF OWNERSHIP OF THESE RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES ARE MUCH LOWER THAN THE COST OF BUYING AND MAINTAINING OUR CURRENT NON-RENEWABLE SYSTEMS. IN IRVING, THEY HAVE THE LARGEST NET-ZERO EMISSIONS SCHOOLS IN THE COUNTRY.

LADY BIRD JOHNSON MIDDLE SCHOOL WAS OPENED IN 2011, AND ACHIEVES 99 PERCENT NET NEUTRALITY OR NET-ZERO THROUGH USE OF SOLAR PANELS.

THEIR HEATING AND COOLING SYSTEM IS CONNECTED TO A GEOTHERMAL HVAC SYSTEM DRIVING THERE AC COST DOWN IMMENSELY.

YES, THE UPFRONT COSTS OF CONTRACTION IS A BIT MORE THAN USUAL BY ABOUT FOUR MILLION DOLLARS, BUT MAINTENANCE COSTS AND OVERAGES PAY FOR THEMSELVES OVER 8.5 YEARS OF OPERATION.

PROJECTING A SAVING OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OVER THE LIFESPAN OF THE BUILDING.

THAT WAS IN 2011 WHEN THESE TECHNOLOGIES WERE STILL RELATIVELY EXPENSIVE, MORE THAN TWICE THE PRICE ACCORDING TO THE IRVING ISD DIRECTOR OF FACILITY AND SCHOOL SUPPORT.

THE GOAL OF SUSTAINABILITY, SUSTAINABLE SCHOOLS THAT SAVE MONEY ISN'T AN IMPOSSIBILITY. IT'S FAR FROM IT.

IT'S AN EASILY ACHIEVABLE TASK THAT ONE THAT HELPS THE DISTRICT FINANCIALLY IN THE WRONG ONE.

YOU CREATED A COMMITTEE TO LOOK INTO SUSTAINABILITY, AND IT TOOK THEM 14-16 MONTHS TO GET YOU ANSWERS, WHEN YOU COULD HAVE JUST LOOKED FOR YOURSELF AND FOUND SOLUTIONS TO THESE PROBLEMS VERY QUICKLY.

ANOTHER DISTRICT, EVERMAN INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT HAS ADOPTED ELECTRIC SCHOOL BUSES AND EXPECTS TO SAVE $6,000 A YEAR COMPARED TO THEIR DIESEL BUSES.

AGAIN, THESE ARE NOT DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND SOLUTIONS THAT ARE YEARS AND YEARS IN THE FUTURE.

THESE ARE THINGS THAT CAN BE DONE NOW AND HAVE BEEN DONE AND WORKED IN OTHER PLACES IN THE STATE AND CAN WORK HERE.

THE LONGER YOU WAIT, THE MORE DAMAGE IS DONE TO THE ENVIRONMENT, AND THE LESS MONEY YOU SAVE FROM USING SUSTAINABLE SYSTEMS. THANK YOU.

>> DAVID LEE.

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>> PRESIDENT MACKEY, TRUSTEES, SUPERINTENDENT HINOJOSA.

MY NAME IS DAVID LEE.

I RESIDE AT 8344 HUNNICUT ROAD, DALLAS, TEXAS, IN DISTRICT 3.

I'M A DALLAS ISD EMPLOYEE, A MEMBER OF ALLIANCE AFT, AND A PROUD DALLAS ISD PARENT.

MY DAUGHTER HAS JUST COMPLETED 2ND AND 4TH GRADE AT ALEX SANGER PREPARATORY SCHOOL.

AT THE START OF THE PANDEMIC, MY DAUGHTER'S, LIKE MANY STUDENTS, STRUGGLE TO ADAPT TO ONLINE LEARNING.

THEY GREW FRUSTRATED WHEN TECHNOLOGY DIDN'T WORK AS IT SHOULD.

THEY GREW TIRED OF STARING AT A SCREEN FOR HOURS.

BUT MOST OF ALL, THEY MISSED THEIR SCHOOL COMMUNITY.

THE TEACHERS, SUPPORT STAFF, CAMPUS LEADERS, STUDENTS, AND PARENTS THAT MAKE ALEX SANGER FEEL LIKE A SECOND FAMILY TO MY FAMILY.

WITH THE TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF SUPPORT FROM THE SANGER STAFF, MY DAUGHTER SLOWLY ADJUSTED TO THE NEW NORMAL OF LEARNING REMOTELY.

THE STAFF AND PTA AT SANGER ADOPTED A SLOGAN OF STALLION STRONG, NO MATTER THE DISTANCE.

THOSE AREN'T JUST WORDS.

THE SANGER STAFF WAS THERE FOR US THROUGHOUT THE LONG DAYS OF REMOTE INSTRUCTION.

IN OCTOBER OF LAST YEAR, OUR GIRLS RETURNED TO A VERY DIFFERENT ALEX SANGER.

THEIR TEACHERS WERE TASKED WITH TEACHING REMOTELY AND IN-PERSON SIMULTANEOUSLY.

ANYONE THAT HAS SPENT ANY TIME IN A CLASSROOM KNOWS THIS IS AN ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TASK.

YET ONCE AGAIN, THE SANGER CAMPUS LEADERS, TEACHERS, AND STAFF ROSE TO THE CHALLENGE.

I HONESTLY DON'T KNOW HOW THEY DID IT, BUT THEY DID.

MY FAMILY WILL BE ETERNALLY GRATEFUL TO THEM FOR IT.

THUS FAR, I'VE SHARED MY FAMILY'S EXPERIENCES AT SANGER, BUT IT WASN'T JUST SANGER ACROSS OUR DISTRICT.

DEDICATED EDUCATORS AND SUPPORT STAFF ADAPTED AND OVERCAME AND THE MOST TRYING OF CIRCUMSTANCES.

THEY TOIL THROUGH LONG DAYS AND NIGHTS OF THE PANDEMIC, AND THEIR COMMITMENT TO OUR CHILDREN NEVER WAVERED.

TONIGHT, YOU WILL VOTE ON A BUDGET THAT OFFERS THEM A 2-2.7 PERCENT PAY INCREASE. THIS ISN'T ENOUGH.

INFLATION AND THE INEVITABLE INSURANCE PREMIUM INCREASES WILL EXCEED THIS.

I CHALLENGE YOU TONIGHT TO FIND A WAY TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE SACRIFICE DALLAS ISD EMPLOYEES HAVE MADE WITH REAL RAISES.

IF YOU CAN'T DO THAT, PLEASE CONSIDER USING THE ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL EMERGENCY RELIEF FUNDS TO PROVIDE STAFF THE MOST GENEROUS RETENTION BONUSES POSSIBLE.

ALL OF YOU HAVE PUBLICLY COMMENDED OUR STAFF FOR THEIR SERVICE DURING THE PANDEMIC, INCLUDING THE TWO SANGER ROBOTIC TEAMS TONIGHT.

GIVE THEM MORE THAN WORDS AND CERTIFICATES. THANK YOU.

>>

>> JIMMY HARSH, 350 DALLAS, 6715 ROLLING VISTA DRIVE, DALLAS 75248.

AS A TAXPAYER, I'M ASKING YOU TO RE-EXAMINE THE PRIORITIES OF THIS BUDGET IN LIGHT OF THE EXPERIENCE OF OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT HAVE ALREADY SPENT MONEY ON SUSTAINABILITY.

THEY FOUND SHORT PAYBACK TIMES FROM LOWERED OPERATIONAL COSTS.

THEREAFTER, THOSE SAVINGS ARE BEING USED TO EDUCATE CHILDREN RATHER THAN ENRICH FOSSIL FUEL AND UTILITY COMPANIES.

THE COST OF OWNERSHIP FOR SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS ARE MUCH LOWER THAN CONVENTIONAL SOLUTIONS.

IN 2019, YOU RECOGNIZE THE RISKS AND HARMS OF CLIMATE CHANGE, ESPECIALLY TO UNDER SERVED COMMUNITIES, AND APPROVED A COMMITTEE TO SUGGEST SUSTAINABLE ENVIRONMENTAL AND CLIMATE ACTIONS.

TODAY, YOU STILL HAVE NO FULL-TIME TRAINED AND CERTIFIED SUSTAINABILITY MANAGEMENT STAFF, TO FOCUS EFFORTS ACROSS ALL DEPARTMENTS, TO FIND AND APPLY FOR GRANTS, AND TO FORM PARTNERSHIPS TO IMPLEMENT EVEN THE SCALED BACK COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATIONS PRESENTED TO YOU BY THE STAFF.

IN SPITE OF YOUR TOTAL TRANSPARENCY POLICY, YOU SIGNED A 10 YEAR ELECTRICITY CONTRACT WITH RELIANT ENERGY AND WORKED WITH THE TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL TO HIDE 64 PERCENT OF THAT CONTRACT FROM PUBLIC SCRUTINY.

THE VIEWABLE PART INDICATES YOU PAID 23 PERCENT MORE FOR RECS, THOSE ARE RENEWABLE ENERGY CREDITS, FROM RELIANT ENERGY THAN IF YOU HAD PURCHASE RENEWABLE ENERGY FROM A COMPANY THAT WOULD HAVE BUILT A NEW SOLAR FARM NEAR DALLAS.

THE RELIANT CONTRACT DID NOTHING TO ADD RENEWABLE ENERGY GENERATION TO INCREASE THE SUSTAINABILITY OF THE GRID.

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I HAVE READ THE PROPOSED NEW BUDGET, KNOWING THE ONLY RELIABLE INDICATION OF INTEREST IS SPENDING MONEY.

AFTER MY BEST EFFORTS SEARCH THROUGH THE BUDGET, I FOUND NO MONEY FOR HIRING AND TRAINING SUSTAINABILITY STAFF, NO MONEY FOR CONSULTING ON INTEGRATED SUSTAINABILITY TECHNOLOGIES.

NO MONEY FOR ELECTRIC BUSES, EVEN THOUGH YOU TURNED DOWN $4 MILLION OF THE VOLKSWAGEN FUNDS FOR THAT PURPOSE.

NO MONEY FOR THE INSTALLATION OF SOLAR PANELS ON BUILDINGS.

THE SUPERINTENDENT TOLD A 2020 BOND VIRTUAL TOWN HALL MEETING, THAT HE PLANS TO SPEND NO MONEY TO BUILD NET-ZERO SCHOOLS.

OPERATIONAL SAVING IS FROM THE 10-YEAR-OLD NET-ZERO SCHOOL IN IRVING IS ALREADY HELPING TO EDUCATE THEIR CHILDREN.

IN SHORT, THE BUDGET INDICATES YOU HAVE NO INTEREST IN SUSTAINABILITY.

WE'RE ASKING YOU TO DEMONSTRATE INTEREST AND SPEND MONEY NOW FOR SUSTAINABILITY AND START BEING A GOOD STEWARD OF OUR TAX MONEY AND CLIMATE FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR SCHOOL CHILDREN'S EDUCATION TODAY AND THE WORLD THEY WILL LIVE IN TOMORROW.

>> RENA HONEA.

>> GOOD AFTERNOON.

PRESIDENT MACKEY, TRUSTEES, AND SUPERINTENDENT, I'M RENA HONEA, PRESIDENT OF ALLIANCE AFT, AND I LIVE IN DISTRICT 7.

TONIGHT YOU'RE GOING TO HEAR MORE FROM SEVERAL SPEAKERS ABOUT EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION.

YOU'LL HEAR IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT INFLATION, RISING HEALTH CARE PREMIUMS, HOUSING COSTS, AND LIVING WAGE.

I ALSO WANT YOU TO FRAME TONIGHT'S DISCUSSION AROUND RESPECT.

TO STAND BEFORE YOU TONIGHT AND TELL YOU MANY DISTRICT EMPLOYEES DO NOT FEEL DISRESPECTED IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT.

WHEN THE PANDEMIC FIRST BEGAN, OUR EDUCATORS WERE STRESSED AND WORRIED ABOUT THE FUTURE LIKE EVERYONE ELSE.

HOWEVER, ADMINISTRATION STATED WE WOULD FOLLOW THE SCIENCE AND PROMISED TO PROTECT OUR STUDENTS AND EDUCATORS.

CLASSES WERE HELD VIRTUALLY FOR FOUR WEEKS, BUT THEN BUILDINGS HAD TO BE RE-OPENED WITH BOTH IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION AT THE SAME TIME.

SHORTLY AFTER RETURNING TO THE CLASSROOM, THE PANDEMIC WARNING WAS RAISED TO RED, THE HIGHEST LEVEL, AND COUNTY HEALTH GUIDANCE SAID INDIVIDUALS SHOULD STAY HOME AND STAY SAFE.

THIS WAS THE MOMENT THOUSANDS OF DISTRICT EMPLOYEES FELT DISRESPECTED AND ABANDONED BY THIS ADMINISTRATION.

OTHER DISTRICTS AROUND THE COUNTRY STOOD BEHIND AND BESIDE THEIR EMPLOYEES USING THE VIRTUAL INSTRUCTIONAL PLATFORM FOR MANY MORE MONTHS, YET DISD REQUIRED IN-PERSON TEACHING, GAVE OUT A BOTTLE OF HAND SANITIZER, A BOX OF MASKS, AND SENT OUR UNVACCINATED STAFF BACK INTO THE BUILDINGS.

IT WAS THEN EVERYONE REALIZED IT WAS NEVER ABOUT FOLLOWING THE SCIENCE OR PROTECTING OUR STUDENTS AND STAFF, IT WAS ABOUT PLAYING NICE AND PLAYING POLITICS WITH THE STATE.

EDUCATORS WITH SERIOUS HEALTH CONDITION SUCH AS CANCER, IMMUNODEFICIENCY DISORDERS, ASTHMA, AND OTHER POTENTIALLY FATAL ILLNESSES, WERE FORCED BACK INTO THE CLASSROOM OR THEY CHOSE TO RESIGN AND LEAVE THE PROFESSION.

YET FOR THOSE THAT STAYED, WERE ALL AWARE OF THE TRAGIC OUTCOME FOR SOME DURING THIS TIME.

INCREASED REQUIREMENTS AND EXPECTATIONS ON WORKERS CONTINUED TO PILE UP AS IF NOTHING EXTRAORDINARY WAS HAPPENING.

THERE WAS NO EVIDENCE OF THE GRACE AND MERCY THAT WAS ENCOURAGED WHEN THE YEAR BEGAN.

YES, THIS IS ABOUT PAY INCREASES AND STIPENDS, BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, IT'S ABOUT RESPECT.

I KNOW A PAY INCREASE WON'T BRING PEOPLE BACK OR HEAL THE DISTRESSED AND ANGERED INDIVIDUALS FEEL, BUT ON SOME LEVEL, IT WILL ACKNOWLEDGE YOU RESPECT THE HARDSHIPS THESE HEROES HAVE BEEN THROUGH AND IN MANY WAYS ARE STILL EXPERIENCING AND GOING THROUGH TODAY.

YOUR TIME AND YOUR SERVICE OR GREATLY APPRECIATED.

THANK YOU.

>> JANET CHUI.

>> HI, THIS IS JANET CHUI, 2020 LAW MINOR GRADUATE.

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SOME OF YOU MAY RECALL MORE THAN A YEAR AGO WHEN YOU ALL UNANIMOUSLY SUPPORTED AND PASSED THE ENVIRONMENTAL AND CLIMATE ACTION RESOLUTION AT WHICH WE COMMEND AND RESPECTFULLY EXTEND OUR GRATITUDE.

YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THERE IS A CLIMATE EMERGENCY AND THAT DISD SHOULD DO THEIR PART IN COMMITTING TO SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES.

THE SUBSEQUENT ENVIRONMENTAL AND SUSTAINABILITY COMMITTEE WENT ON TO DEVELOP IDEAS, POLICIES, AND GOALS FOR THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, A FEW OF WHICH WERE APPROVED A FEW MONTHS AGO.

AS AN ALUMNI OF DALLAS ISD, WHO LED THE GROUP OF STUDENTS THAT FOUGHT FOR THE COMMITTEE TO BE ENACTED.

I AND MANY OTHERS FEEL THAT IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT THE PROPOSED BUDGET REFLECT THESE GOALS FOR SUSTAINABILITY.

BECAUSE WITHOUT THE FUNDING, WE CANNOT EXPECT TO PUT THESE WORDS AND IDEAS INTO ACTION.

I ESPECIALLY WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE ALLOCATION OF MONEY PUT TOWARDS THE PURCHASE OF ELECTRIC SCHOOL BUSES AND A COMPOSTING PROGRAM ALONG WITH THE VENDORS THAT PROVIDE COMPOSTABLE UTENSILS AND TRAYS IN SCHOOL CAFETERIAS.

WE NEED TO MOVE PAST PETROLEUM-BASED SINGLE-USE PRODUCTS THAT ADD TONS OF WASTE TO LAND FIELDS EVERY SINGLE DAY.

WE CANNOT AFFORD TO STICK TO THE STATUS QUO WHEN WE HAVE, AT BEST UNTIL 2030 TO REDUCE GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS IN HALF.

THANK YOU.

>> ROSEMARY KURTZ.

>> MY NAME IS ROSIE KURTZ.

I'M A HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER IN DISD AND A MEMBER OF LION SAFETY, THE TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF UNION IN DISD.

LION SAFETY HAS BEEN ADVOCATING FOR A RAISE FOR TEACHERS FOR MONTHS, BUT THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS NOT LISTENED.

AN EXCUSE I'VE HEARD HAS BEEN THAT DISD STILL HAS MAINTAINED THE SALARY SCHEDULE THAT IS COMPETITIVE WITH OTHER DISTRICTS, SO THE BOARD AND ADMIN DON'T SEE A RAISE IS NECESSARY.

THIS LOGIC IS HONEST BUT CYNICAL, CRUEL, AND DISAPPOINTING.

LOTS OF PEOPLE WILL PAY LIP SERVICE TO THE IDEA THAT TEACHERS DESERVE TO MAKE MORE MONEY.

BUT THE IDEA OF NOT GIVING US A RAISE BECAUSE OUR SALARIES ARE SUPPOSEDLY COMPETITIVE SAYS THE OPPOSITE.

IT SAYS THAT INSTEAD OF TRYING TO AT LEAST GET AS CLOSE AS THEY CAN TO PAYING TEACHERS WHAT WE DESERVE, THEY INSTEAD ARE AIMING TO PAY TEACHERS AS LITTLE AS THEY CAN GET AWAY WITH WITHOUT DRIVING US OFF.

THAT'S AN INCREDIBLY DISHEARTENING ATTITUDE TO SEE IN OUR DISTRICT AND IT MAKES US FEEL AWFULLY USED AND ABUSED.

AS OTHER ALLIANCE MEMBERS HAVE MENTIONED BEFORE, THE CURRENT PROPOSAL OF A 2-2.6 PERCENT RAISE DOES NOT KEEP UP WITH INFLATION, ESSENTIALLY GIVING TEACHERS A PAY CUT FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR.

IT DOESN'T MATTER IF THIS KEEPS US COMPETITIVE WITH OTHER DISTRICTS.

IT DOESN'T MAKE IT RIGHT OR FAIR FOR DISD TO TREAT US SO DISMISSIVELY.

IT REMINDS ME OF MY STUDENTS WHO I CALL OUT FOR BEING ON THEIR PHONE AND CLASS OR TALKING DURING A TEST AND WHO JUMP QUICKLY TO POINTING AT A CLASSMATE AND EXCLAIMING, "BUT THEY'RE DOING IT." WHEN THIS HAPPENS, I TELL THEM THAT THEY ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN ACTIONS AND NO ONE ELSE'S ACTIONS IMPACT THEIR OWN PERSONAL KNOWLEDGE OF THE RULES AND WHAT IS RIGHT AND WRONG.

THE DISD BOARD AND ADMINISTRATORS APPARENTLY NEED TO LEARN THE SAME LESSON.

THE DALLAS ISD SCHOOL BOARD COULD CHANGE THE BUDGET TONIGHT TO AT LEAST ADD A BONUS FOR TEACHERS.

LAST SUMMER AFTER A SUSTAINED CAMPAIGN HIGHLIGHTING HOW POORLY OUR SUPPORT STAFF WAS PAID AND HOW ESSENTIAL THEY ARE TO OUR SCHOOLS, SEVEN BOARD MEMBERS SHOWED THAT THEY CARED ABOUT OUR STAFF AND VOTED LATE AT NIGHT AT THE LAST MINUTE TO ADD A STIPEND FOR SUPPORT STAFF TO THE BUDGET.

THOSE SEVEN BOARD MEMBERS COULD AGAIN LISTEN AND FEEL MOVED TO SHOW DISDS TEACHERS THAT THEY CARE ABOUT US.

THANKFULLY, EVEN AFTER TONIGHT, THERE IS STILL TIME FOR THE DISTRICT TO SHOW TEACHERS SOME APPRECIATION.

THE DISTRICT IS NOT FINALIZED ITS DISTRIBUTION OF ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL EMERGENCY RELIEF, ESSER FUNDS FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

MANY OTHER DISTRICTS IN THE STATE ARE USING THIS MONEY TO GIVE BONUSES TO THEIR TEACHERS, SOMETHING THAT IS EXPLICITLY SAID THAT THE FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR.

I URGE ALL SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS TO INSIST THAT A SUBSTANTIAL PORTION OF THESE FUNDS BE GIVEN AS BONUSES TO TEACHERS FOR THE SAKE OF BOTH RETENTION AND AS A TOKEN OF RECOGNITION FOR MAKING IT THROUGH A HELLISH SCHOOL YEAR, JUST ABOUT AN HOUR AGO IN THE BUDGET MEETING WHEN TRUSTEE FOREMEN ASKED ABOUT A STIPEND, IT WAS SAID BASICALLY THAT THE ADMINISTRATION WOULD WAIT UNTIL EVERYTHING ELSE WAS TAKEN CARE OF AND ONLY THEN SEE IF THEY HAD ANYTHING LEFTOVER FOR THE TEACHERS.

IN OTHER WORDS, TEACHERS ARE AT THE VERY BOTTOM OF ADMINS PRIORITIES LIST.

IF YOU THINK WE DESERVE IT, YOU HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE IT HAPPEN.

YOU SHOULD BE LOOKING FOR ANY POSSIBLE WAY TO COMPENSATE US FOR WHAT WE'VE GONE THROUGH, YOU SHOULD BE ASKING IS HOW YOU CAN MAKE US FEEL VALUED AND APPRECIATED.

WHAT YOU SHOULDN'T BE DOING IS LOOKING FOR ANYTHING ELSE YOU CAN SPEND MONEY ON OTHER THAN US.

THANK YOU.

>> GEORGE RANGEL

>> GOOD EVENING, PRESIDENT MACKEY, TRUSTEES, SUPERINTENDENT HINOJOSA.

MY NAME IS GEORGE RANGEL, 334 CENTRE STREET, DALLAS, TEXAS 75208.

I'M THE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AT ALLIANCE AFT.

I'M SPEAKING ON AGENDA ITEM A-7.34.

THIS PAST YEAR HAS BEEN FULL OF CHALLENGES,

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TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF HAVE HAD TO CHANGE ON A DIME TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR STUDENTS HAD A GOOD EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE, CONSIDERING THE CIRCUMSTANCES THEY WERE WORKING UNDER.

TONIGHT, YOU WILL HEAR US YET AGAIN ASKING YOU TO GIVE EMPLOYEES A MEANINGFUL INCREASE AND WITH GOOD REASON.

AS YOU MAY OR MAY NOT KNOW, THESE SAME EMPLOYEES ARE EXPERIENCING SOMETHING CALLED INFLATION.

YES, IT'S REAL.

KEEPING UP WITH FOOD EXPENSES, GAS, UTILITY BILLS, HEALTH INSURANCE IS REAL FOR ALL OF THESE EMPLOYEES.

AS STATED IN THE BOARD BRIEFING, WE ARE ASKING THAT YOU INVEST MONEY IN THE MOST IMPORTANT PIECE OF THIS MACHINE.

WE'RE ASKING THAT YOU INVEST IN THE EMPLOYEES THAT CONTINUE TO MAKE THIS DISTRICT A PREMIER DISTRICT.

BOARD MEMBERS, ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT THE BUDGET.

ASK WHY 10 YEARS AGO, DISD CUSTODIAL STAFF TOOK A 10 PERCENT CUT AND HAVE NOT RECEIVED A BASE SALARY INCREASE SINCE 2011, ESSENTIALLY FREEZING THE BASE SALARY FOR THOSE AT THE TOP OF THE PAY SCALE IN 2011.

ASK WHY CHIEFS HAVE RECEIVED OVER $100,000 RAISES AFTER BEING IN THE DISTRICT A COUPLE OF YEARS.

WE HAVE SEEN MANY EDUCATORS AND STAFF LEAVE DISD, AND THAT'S UNFORTUNATE BECAUSE WE INVEST TAX MONEY TO HIRE, TRAIN, SPEND HOURS IN EVALUATING THEM, BUT WE DON'T DO MUCH TO RETAIN THEM.

IT IS OUR HOPE TONIGHT THAT THE BOARD MEMBERS ASK AND LOOK AT THE SR FUNDS AND USE IT TO PROVIDE A RETENTION BONUS.

MANY OF YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT RECURRING FUNDS, THIS RETENTION BONUS WOULD BE JUST THAT, A RETENTION BONUS.

THERE ARE SOME OF YOU ON THE BOARD WHO DON'T WANT EMPLOYEES TO RECEIVE A RAISE IF THEY ARE LOW-PERFORMING.

TO THAT I SAY, LOOK AT THE LEADERSHIP AT THE CAMPUS OR WORKSITE, THAT IS WHERE YOUR PROBLEM IS.

EMPLOYEES TAKE THEIR PROFESSION SERIOUSLY.

SOME ARE THROWN IN AREAS THEY NEED HELP IN AND NEVER RECEIVE IT EVEN IF THEY ASK FOR IT.

DISD TEACHERS, CAFETERIA WORKERS, TRANSPORTATION EMPLOYEES, TEACHER ASSISTANTS, CUSTODIANS, NURSES, POLICE OFFICERS, AND ALL OTHER CLASSIFICATIONS NOT MENTIONED HAVE GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY AND HAVE PERFORMED WITH GRACE UNDER FIRE.

COMPENSATE THEM ACCORDINGLY.

DO THE RIGHT THING, BOARD MEMBERS.

ASK QUESTIONS AND COMPENSATE DISD EMPLOYEES.

PRAISE THEM WITH MORE THAN JUST WORDS.

PLEASE CONSIDER THE ALLIANCE AFT PROPOSAL, WHICH WOULD SHOW EMPLOYEES HOW VALUED THEY ARE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

>> DIANE TASIAN.

>> GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS DIANE TASIAN, I RESIDE AT 3831 TURTLE CREEK BOULEVARD IN DALLAS 75219, DISD DISTRICT 2.

AS A COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER AND A GRANDMOTHER OF THREE STUDENTS IN DISD, I AM HERE IN MY ROLE AS PRESIDENT OF THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF DALLAS TO ADDRESS LEAGUE PRINCIPLES OF TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT.

THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS OF DALLAS SUPPORTS EVERY STUDENT HAVING ACCESS TO A QUALITY EDUCATION, AND WE BELIEVE THAT DEMOCRATIC GOVERNMENT DEPENDS UPON THE INFORMED AND ACTIVE PARTICIPATION OF ITS CITIZENS AND REQUIRES THAT GOVERNMENTAL BODIES PROTECT THE CITIZENS' RIGHT TO KNOW BY MAKING PUBLIC RECORDS ACCESSIBLE.

WE HAVE BEEN ADVOCATING FOR A FREE INTERCHANGE OF INFORMATION BETWEEN SCHOOL OFFICIALS AND THE COMMUNITY SINCE 1959.

WE BELIEVE THAT FOR DECADES, DISDS ADMINISTRATION HAS SHOWN EXPERTISE IN EDUCATIONAL METHODOLOGY IN FAVOR OF EXPERIMENTS THAT PROMISE TO EDUCATE MORE KIDS FOR LESS MONEY.

WE ARE CONCERNED THAT TIME AND MONEY SPENT ON THESE EXPERIMENTS HAVE SHIFTED DISDS EDUCATIONAL FOCUS AND HAVE LEFT STUDENTS OF COLOR AND HAVE LOWER SOCIOECONOMIC STATUS WITHOUT THE RESOURCES NEEDED TO REALIZE HIGHER EDUCATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT.

WHY DON'T THE PARENTS IN PUBLIC HAVE ACCESS TO EVALUATION OF HOW THESE PROGRAMS HAVE SUCCEEDED OR FAILED? THESE REPORTS SHOULD BE MADE PUBLIC FOR EACH SCHOOL SIDE ACROSS THE DISTRICT ON THE WEBSITE.

THIS REPORTING WOULD INCREASE PUBLIC TRUST IN THE DISTRICT AND PROVIDE A REALISTIC BASIS FOR DISCUSSION WITH THE COMMUNITY.

CURRENTLY, INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE IS IN TOO MANY DIFFERENT PLACES.

IF THE INFORMATION WERE PROVIDED ON A SINGLE SPREADSHEET IN THE SAME FORMAT FOR EACH CAMPUS, THEN TEACHERS, PARENTS, AND VOTERS COULD IDENTIFY ALL THE INFORMATION FOR EACH SCHOOL.

TRANSPARENCY IS ALSO NEEDED IN THE BUDGET.

WE RECOMMEND A SPREADSHEET WITH EACH OF THE SCHOOLS LISTED BY

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ROW AND COLUMNS FOR EACH OF THE COST ITEMS FOR EACH SCHOOL, INCLUDING AVERAGE STUDENT COSTS, AVERAGE TEACHER FULL-TIME EQUIVALENT SALARY, TEACHER AND STUDENT PROFILES WITH DEMOGRAPHICS, INCLUDING THE AVERAGE YEARS TEACHING FOR TEACHERS, STUDENT POVERTY RATES, AND OTHER HANDICAPS INDICATED FOR STUDENTS.

WE INVITE THE DISD TRUSTEES TO REVISE MEETING POLICIES THAT LIMIT PUBLIC COMMENTS, TO REVOKE RULES THAT LIMIT CUSTOMARY COURTESIES EXTENDED TO COLLEAGUES BECAUSE QUESTIONS WERE PERCEIVED AS INTERFERENCE WITH PLANNING EXPERIENCE.

WE INVITE DISD TO SHOW HOW VENDOR PROMISES OF HIGHER ACHIEVEMENT ARE EVALUATED BY PRE AND POST-EVALUATIONS.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR ATTENTION AND DEDICATION TO A BETTER PUBLIC EDUCATION SYSTEM.

>> KRISHA HURDY.

>> GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS KRISHA HURDY, I AM A TEACHER IN DALLAS ISD, A GRADUATE OF DALLAS ISD, AND I WANT TO SHARE A LITTLE BIT OF MY STORY FROM THIS SCHOOL YEAR.

IT'S AFTER 6:00 PM AND WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF OUR PARENT MEETING.

I GUESS ONE THING THAT RESULTED FROM THIS PANDEMIC WAS A LOT MORE COMMUNICATION WITH PARENTS OUTSIDE OF JUST EMAILS AND AFTER CONTRACT HOURS.

WE SCHEDULED THE MEETING FOR THIS TIME TO ENSURE AS MANY PARENTS CAN ATTEND TO RECEIVE UPDATES ABOUT THE STUDENT'S PROGRAM.

I'M IN THE MIDDLE OF SHARING SOME ANNOUNCEMENTS WHEN WE BECOME THE VICTIMS OF A TWITTER RAID.

SOME STUDENTS DECIDED TO SHARE OUR ZOOM MEETING INFORMATION ON TWITTER AND WE WERE JOINED BY WHO WE THOUGHT WERE PARENTS.

YOU SEE THE RAIDERS USE COMMON NAMES AS THEY JOINED THE MEETING, SENT IN THE WAITING ROOM, AND SINCE WE AREN'T AWARE OF ALL OF OUR PARENTS' NAMES, WE UNKNOWINGLY ADMITTED WHAT WILL BECOME A TERRIBLE DISTRACTION.

AS THE MAIN SPEAKER DURING THE MEETING, I BECAME THE FOCUS FOR THE ATTACKS.

THERE ARE A NUMBER OF EXPLICITIVES SHARED VERBALLY AND IN THE CHAT, AND I'LL SPARE YOU MOST OF THEM, BUT ONE HIT HARDER THAN OTHERS, THE N-WORD.

WITH THE MY COLLEAGUES AND I WORKED AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE TO REPORT AND REMOVE THE RAIDERS, WE APOLOGIZE PROFUSELY TO OUR STUDENTS' PARENTS, WHO IN RETURN, SHOWED A LOT OF LOVE AND KINDNESS.

WE WEREN'T ABLE TO FIND THE EXACT PERSON WHO POSTED OUR ZOOM MEETING INFORMATION OR IDENTIFY MANY OTHER RAIDERS, BUT WE LEARNED FROM OUR MISTAKES AND ASSURED OUR PARENTS MOVING FORWARD, THERE'LL BE HIGH-END SECURITY FOR OUR MEETINGS.

A COUPLE OF MONTHS LATER, IT HAPPENS AGAIN.

AT LEAST THIS TIME, THE DISRUPTION WAS CONTAINED, SUGGEST A CHAT, AND WE WERE ABLE TO FIGURE OUT PART OF THE CAUSES FOR THESE INTERRUPTIONS AND CONTINUE TO INCREASE OUR SECURITY MEASURES.

JUST WHEN YOU THINK YOU FINALLY HAVE A HOLD OF ALL NEW POLICIES, TEACHING REMOTE, TEACHING A PERSON, TEACHING HYBRID, MANAGING PARENT EMAILS, PARENT CALLS, PARENT TEXT MESSAGES, LESSON PLANNING, ADJUSTING LESSON PLAN, PROCTORING STAR TEST, MEETING, MEETING, AND ANOTHER MEETING, IT HAPPENS AGAIN.

THIS TIME THEY'RE EVEN SMARTER.

THE STUDENTS JOINED MY ACTUAL ZOOM CLASS USING NAMES OF THE STUDENTS WHO ARE SUPPOSED TO BE IN THE CLASS THAT PERIOD.

ANOTHER ROUND OF EXPLICITIVES, AT THIS POINT I REMOVED THEM IN WHAT I CONSIDER RECORD TIME, AND PROCEED WITH THE CLASS LESSON.

SHORTLY AFTER, ONE OF MY BLACK FEMALE STUDENTS ASK ME, "ARE YOU OKAY?" ""WHAT THEY DID SAY DIDN'T BOTHER YOU?" "YEAH, I TUNED IT OUT, HEARSAY." IT DAWNED TO ME LATER AFTER READING A NOTE THAT SHE WROTE ME, WHILE I MAY HAVE LEARNED TO TUNE OUT THESE ZOOM BOMBERS.

SHE HEARD EVERY SINGLE WORD, EVERY WORD OF OUR BLACKNESS BEING ATTACKED, OUR MELANIN, OUR HAIR, FACIAL FEATURES, YOU NAME IT.

THE EMOTIONAL STRESS THAT TEACHERS HAD TO ENDURE THIS YEAR WAS LIKE NO OTHER AND YET WE PERSEVERED.

WE CAME TO WORK DAY AFTER DAY AFTER DAY, MENTALLY, PHYSICALLY, AND EMOTIONALLY EXHAUSTED AT TIMES.

AFTER ZOOM FUNERALS, DURING ZOOM FUNERALS, REGARDLESS OF WHATEVER BURDENS WE CARRIED IN THE MIDDLE OF PANDEMIC, WE CAME, WE GAVE IT OUR ALL, WE GAVE IT OUR BEST.

BECAUSE THAT'S WHAT WE'RE EXPECTED TO DO.

NOW, WE EXPECT OUR COMPENSATION TO MATCH OUR PERSEVERANCE, TENACITY, ENDURANCE, AND STRENGTH.

THANK YOU.

>> KRISTEN DEROSA.

KRISTEN DEROSA.

>> HI, TRUSTEES. HI, DR. HINOJOSA.

MY NAME IS KRISTEN DEROSA.

I LIVE AT 10421 BEN BROOKE DRIVE.

I AM A PROFICIENT THREE TEACHER AND A TEI EXPERT, CAMPUS EXPERT AT BRYAN ADAMS HIGH SCHOOL.

I HEAR FROM A LOT OF TEACHERS ALL THE TIME, THEY COME TO ME.

I HAVE AN OPEN-DOOR POLICY, WHERE THEY COME IN AND THEY VENT ALL THE TIME TO ME ABOUT THE SYSTEM, AND ONE OF THE THINGS I'VE BEEN HEARING REPEATEDLY SINCE YOU GUYS PUBLISHED THE BUDGET WAS, "WAIT, I'M ONLY GETTING 1250.

THAT'S LIKE A PAY CUT." ESPECIALLY MY TEACHER FRIENDS WHO HAVE KNOWN THE DISTRICT FOUR YEARS.

A LOT OF THEM ARE STUCK AT PROGRESSING ONE OR PROGRESSING TWO.

THEY'RE THE ONES THAT MADE ME THE MOST NERVOUS BECAUSE THEY'RE AWESOME.

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THEY'RE SOME OF MY FAVORITE PEOPLE I'VE EVER WORKED WITH, AND THEY JUST BRING IT EVERY SINGLE DAY.

THEY CARE SO MUCH ABOUT THE KIDS IN THE COMMUNITY.

BUT WE'RE GIVING THEM $1250, AND THEN I'M PROFICIENT THREE, AND JUST BECAUSE I EARNED THAT A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, I GET $1,750 MORE WHICH IS OKAY.

BUT IT SEEMS UNFAIR, AND I'M CRINGING ABOUT IT A LITTLE BIT.

I DON'T FEEL LIKE I DESERVE ANY MORE THAN THEY DO THERE.

BASED IN IT JUST AS MUCH AS I AM, WE'RE ALL RE-WRITING OUR LESSONS, AND WHAT SHE SAID, FIELDING ZOOM BOMBS AND ALL THE OTHER CRAZINESS OF THE SHEAR.

WHAT I WAS GOING TO ASK FOR TONIGHT IS IN ADDITION TO THE AMOUNT WHICH ALL ARE ASKING OR OFFERING FOR A SALARY INCREASE, CONSIDER LOOKING BACK AT THOSE 2019 SCORECARDS, AND MAYBE DIFFERENTIATING A LITTLE BIT FOR SOME OF THOSE TEACHERS WHO ALREADY WERE SCORING HIGHER, IF WE'RE GOING TO KEEP THE TEI SYSTEM, I HAD TEACHERS WHO ARE IN THEIR FIRST YEAR WHO SCORED PROFICIENT TWO, BUT THEY COULDN'T GET PROFICIENT TWO BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T HAVE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE.

WELL, GUESS WHAT? NOW, THEY HAVE YEARS OF EXPERIENCE.

NOW THEY'RE LOOKING AT IRVING ISD, AND THEY'RE GOING, "HEY, WAIT, I CAN WORK THERE.

I CAN MAKE $64,000 BECAUSE I AM A SECONDARY MATH TEACHER, NOT ME BUT MY COLLEAGUE," A SECONDARY MATH TEACHER SHOULD GET A STIPEND FOR THAT, AND SHE GETS HER YEARS OF EXPERIENCE NOW, PLUS THEY PAY FOR A MASTER'S DEGREE.

SHE HAS A MASTER'S DEGREE. WHEN YOU ADD ALL THAT UP WITH THEIR BASE STEP SYSTEM, SHE CAN MAKE 64,000 WHICH IS PROFICIENT ONE SALARY WITHOUT SCORECARD NONSENSE, WITHOUT THE DOG AND PONY SHOW, WITHOUT THE UNFAIR ADMINISTRATORS WHO ARE NOT CALIBRATED, AND ALL THE OTHER SILLINESS OF THE FRANKENSTEIN'S MONSTER THAT I CALL THE TEI SYSTEM.

AT THE VERY LEAST, NOW THAT I'VE LEARNED A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THE ESSER FUNDS.

I WOULD HOPE THAT YOU GUYS COULD FIND IT IN YOUR HEARTS TO DO WHAT THE OTHER DISTRICTS ARE DOING AROUND TOWN, AND GIVING THOSE LITTLE RETENTION BONUSES BECAUSE A LOT OF MY FRIENDS ARE LOOKING AT OTHER DISTRICTS.

RIGHT NOW, I'VE BEEN TRACKING OPEN POSITIONS IN THE ISD FOR A YEAR NOW, AND WE'RE AT 40 PERCENT OVER LAST YEAR.

I'M A DALLAS ISD PARENT ALSO, AND I WANT TEACHERS TO STAY HERE.

I DON'T WANT THEM RUNNING TO THE SUBURBS. THANK YOU

>> GABRIEL SANCHEZ.

GABRIEL SANCHEZ.

ASHLEY FEARMINGO.

>> GOOD EVENING, SUPERINTENDENT HINOJOSA, PRESIDENT MACKEY, AND OTHER TRUSTEES.

I AM DR. FEARMINGO, A SCIENCE TEACHER AT FRANKLIN D. ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL AND PROUD MEMBER OF ALLIANCE AFT.

I HAD THE HONOR OF PARTICIPATING IN MY SCHOOL'S AND HEARING TRUSTEE MAXI JOHNSON ADDRESS THE GRADUATES AND GUESTS, I WOULD LIKE TO SHARE PORTIONS OF HIS REMARKS WITH YOU THIS EVENING, INTERSPERSED WITH MY COMMENTS.

TRUSTEE JOHNSON SAID, "A LOT OF TIME PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU HAVE TO GO THROUGH TO GET TO THIS POINT.

WE'VE SURVIVED COVID, WE'VE SURVIVED A BLIZZARD.

WE'VE LOST LOVED ONES, WE'VE LOST FRIENDS, AND IT'S BEEN CHALLENGING TO TRY TO GET HERE." HE'S ABSOLUTELY RIGHT THAT MOST PEOPLES, ADMINISTRATORS INCLUDED, DO NOT KNOW WHAT WE CLASSROOM TEACHERS HAVE BEEN THROUGH TO GET HERE.

IT'S EVERYTHING HE CITED REGARDING THE GRADUATES AND MORE.

NO ONE HAS EVER DONE ANYTHING LIKE WHAT EDUCATORS HAVE DONE OVER THE PAST 16 MONTHS.

TEACHERS ENDURED REPEATED OVERHAULS OF THE EXPECTATIONS FOR DELIVERY OF INSTRUCTION, SHIFTING FROM REMOTE ASYNCHRONOUS TO REMOTE SYNCHRONOUS INSTRUCTION TO HYBRID, AND FOR MY CLASS, MY CAMPUS, ENDING THE YEAR, FULLY REMOTE TEACHING PARTIALLY SYNCHRONOUS, PARTIALLY ASYNCHRONOUS FROM THE GYM AND CAFETERIA OF OUR FEEDER MIDDLE SCHOOL.

WE ADJUSTED OUR LESSON PLANS TO CONTINUE TO SERVE STUDENTS THE BEST WE COULD, MEET ADDITIONAL PARENT CONTACTS ATTEMPTING TO ENGAGE STUDENTS AND HELP THEM OVERCOME BARRIERS TO THEIR LEARNING, ALL WITHOUT EVER SEEING SOME OF THEIR FACES.

THE CARE LABOR INCREASED EXPONENTIALLY AS THE MONTHS OF THE PANDEMIC WERE ON.

IN DISD, WE LOST COLLEAGUES AND FAMILY TO COVID-19.

THE BURDENS PLACED ON EDUCATORS THIS PAST YEAR SHOULD BE REWARDED THROUGH APPROPRIATE FINANCIAL COMPENSATION AS A SHOW OF RESPECT.

THE PROPOSED 2-2.7 PERCENT COST-OF-LIVING ADJUSTMENT DOES NOT KEEP PACE WITH INFLATION, WHICH LOOKS TO BE INCREASING, NOR IS IT IN LINE WITH OTHER DISTRICTS IN THE DFW AREA.

FEDERAL ESSER FUNDING WAS RELEASED TO DISTRICTS SPECIFICALLY NOTING ONE USE AS BONUSES FOR TEACHER RETENTION AND RECRUITMENT.

WE'RE ASKING THAT YOU OFFER BONUSES FOR TEACHERS AND STAFF USING THIS FUNDING.

FURTHERMORE, BECAUSE TEI IS THE ONLY WAY FOR TEACHERS TO INCREASE THEIR SALARY, AND THIS HAS BEEN PAUSED FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS.

IT'LL BE HELPFUL IF YOU WOULD LOOK TO MOVE TEACHERS WHO ARE STUCK BELOW PROFICIENT ONE FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS UP TO PROFICIENT ONE FOR THE COMING YEAR, AND TO PRIORITIZE DTR CANDIDATES WHO HAVE BEEN ELIGIBLE SINCE 2019.

WE HAVE ALL BEEN PUTTING IN EXTRA WORK AND ALL

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DESERVE EXTRA RECOGNITION AND CORRESPONDING PAY INCREASES.

WE WERE OVERWHELMED TO START WITH AND SHOWED GRACE UNDER PRESSURE THIS YEAR.

IT SHOULD BE REWARDED.

FURTHER ON, AND TRUSTEE JOHNSON'S REMARKS LAST SATURDAY, HE SAID, "DON'T LET NO ONE TELL YOU NO.

IF YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU DESERVE IT, FIGHT FOR IT.

IF YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU CAN SUCCEED, EVERYTHING IS GOING TO WORK OUT IN YOUR FAVOR." I STAND HERE TODAY WITH MY COLLEAGUES, FELLOW UNION MEMBERS, AND THE BROADER COMMUNITY, ASKING THAT YOU, AGAIN, TO SHOW RESPECT FOR EDUCATORS, THE PROFESSIONALS THAT WE ARE, AND THE BACKBONE OF OUR SCHOOLS. THANK YOU.

>> DAN BARLEY. DAN BARLEY.

>> MY NAME IS DAN BARLEY. I FLEW 2,000 MILES TO GET HERE TODAY.

I'M HERE TO SPEAK ON BEHALF OF CANNON SOLUTIONS AMERICA, AS WELL AS A 173 PEOPLE WE HAVE WORKING IN THE DALLAS, FORT WORTH AREA, AND MANY OF THOSE RIGHT HERE IN DALLAS WHOSE CHILDREN ATTEND SCHOOL.

THE BOARD'S GOING TO BE ASKED TONIGHT TO VOTE ON AND APPROVE A NONCOMPETITIVE BID MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR AWARD TO XEROX, THEY'RE A GOOD COMPANY.

WE FEEL THIS IS UNJUSTIFIED AND BEING DONE FOR THE EXPRESS REASON OF AWARDING THE BID TO A VENDOR THAT WAS UNABLE TO MEET THE SPECIFICATIONS OF THE BID ALREADY APPROVED BY THIS BOARD A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO.

IN DOING SO, YOUR PROCUREMENT DEPARTMENT IS DEMONSTRATING A CLEAR AND UNFAIR BIAS TOWARDS XEROX.

WHAT IT'S REALLY DONE IS JUST CIRCUMVENT THE ORIGINAL BID.

IT WAS COMMUNICATED TO THIS BOARD THAT XEROX HAD WON THIS RFP DESPITE THE PROCUREMENT DEPARTMENT ALREADY BEING MADE AWARE OF MANY ABNORMALITIES AND HAVING NO ABILITY TO EXPLAIN THEM.

XEROX ONE BASED ON UNJUSTIFIABLY HIGH RATINGS ON MWBE PARTICIPATION, AND CANNON'S, UNJUSTIFIABLY LOW RATINGS ON REPUTATION, AN ACTUAL ZERO OUT OF FIVE DESPITE SERVICING DISD FOR THE PAST 20 YEARS.

THE FOLLOWING ARE JUST A FEW QUESTIONS THAT WE HAVE BEEN UNABLE TO GET ANSWERS TO.

HOW DID XEROX HAVE THE LOWEST MINORITY SPEND, TWO PERCENT, OF ALL THE RATED VENDORS YET RECEIVED THE HIGHEST SCORE, 10.75 OUT OF 20? HOW DID THE SAME COMPANY, XEROX, RESPOND TO A SEPARATE BID JUST WEEKS LATER FOR A SIMILAR PRODUCT AND RECEIVE A SCORE OF 1.75, A FULL NINE POINTS LATER.

THE SAME COMPANY TWO WEEKS LATER DROPPED FROM 10.75 TO 9.75.

THAT DIFFERENTIAL ALONE WOULD HAVE MADE CANNON THE WINNER.

WHY DID THE PROCUREMENT DEPARTMENT EXPLICITLY EXCLUDE THIRD PARTY LEASING COMPANIES, THEREBY ELIMINATING ALL VENDORS' ABILITY TO USE MWBE LEASING ENTITIES, TO ONLY TURN AROUND AND ALLOWS XEROX TO USE ITS OWN INTERNAL THIRD PARTY LEASING COMPANY, THEREBY DISADVANTAGING MWBE FINANCIAL PARTNERS THAT CANNON WOULD HAVE LIKED TO HAVE USED? WHY DOES THE DISD PROCUREMENT WANT TO PAY XEROX OVER ONE MILLION MORE FOR THE SAME SERVICES CANNON PROPOSED? I'VE HEARD SOME INCREDIBLE CAUSES TODAY; I WAS INSPIRED BY WALTER, I WONDER WHAT WE COULD DO WITH A MILLION DOLLARS TO SUPPORT SOME OF THESE NEEDS.

WHY WOULD XEROX BUY HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS SOFTWARE TO FULFILL A CONTRACT BACK IN MARCH BEFORE THIS BOARD EVER EVEN VOTED ON IT? IT SEEMS AWFULLY ODD.

HOW CAN CANNON AFTER YEARS OF QUALITY SERVICE SCORE ZERO ON ITS REFERENCES AND BE TOLD BECAUSE OF OUR EXTERNAL REFERENCES NEVER RESPONDED, WE GOT ZERO.

WE SENT IN WRITING, ACTUALLY TWO OF THE THREE HAD RESPONDED AND WERE ACCEPTED.

WE SAID, THEY TOLD US DON'T WORRY ABOUT IT.

AT THE END OF THE DAY WHEN WE SAID WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO PROTEST BECAUSE IT'S OUR ONLY VEHICLE, WE WERE JUST TOLD, "PROTEST ALL YOU WANT, YOU'RE JUST DELAYING THE INEVITABLE." DOES THAT SEEM LIKE A PROCUREMENT DEPARTMENT ACTING FAIRLY IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE PEOPLE? I THINK YOU'VE GOT A LOT BETTER THINGS TO DO WITH YOUR MILLION DOLLARS.

THANKS FOR HEARING ME TODAY.

>> ALLEN.

>> GOOD EVENING. I THINK PROTOCOL HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED.

4111 SUMMIT RIDGE DRIVE, DALLAS, TEXAS.

IN THE LAST 5-10 YEARS, I'VE OBSERVED DALLAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT LOSING MANY SEASONED SENIOR PRODUCTIVE BLACK MALE LEADERSHIP POSITIONS.

MANY HAS BEEN DISMISSED OR VOICED OUT FOR VARIOUS REASONS.

OUR STUDENTS ARE LOSING OUR MOST ESSENTIAL, AND THAT IS A QUALITY EDUCATION.

AS I VIEW THE DATA DISD WE HAVE ZERO BLACK MALE DIRECTORS, VERY FEW EDS, ZERO DEPUTY CHIEFS, AND ZERO CHIEF.

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THIS DATA SAYS A LOT ABOUT THE ACCOUNTABILITY.

EQUITY IS THE QUALITY OF BEING FAIR AND IMPARTIAL.

HAVE TO HEAR THAT GROSS VOICE THAT WILL GET THEIR ATTENTION.

ISS AND ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS ARE NOT ALWAYS THE ANSWER TO OUR CHILDREN PROBLEM.

DISD STATS REPORT THAT THE GREATEST NUMBER IN THE ALTERNATIVE PROGRAM ARE BLACK MALES.

IF TRUE, THEN SOMETIME THERE IS A NEED FOR THE PRESENCE OF BLACK MALE LEADERSHIP.

SOMETIME YOU HAVE TO FACE THE SITUATION WITH THE REAL TRUTH.

OUR BLACK MALE STUDENTS NEED TO SEE POSITIVE BLACK ROLE MODELS THAT WOULD INSPIRE THEM TO DO BETTER, AND MAYBE ONE DAY THEY WILL EMULATE THE BLACK MALE LEADERS THAT THEY SAW IN DISD.

WHEN YOU KNOW THE STRUGGLE, IT IS EASY TO RELATE TO THOSE WHO SEEM TO HAVE NO HOPE.

I AM A MEMBER OF MY PRISON MINISTRY AT CHURCH.

WHEN WE VISIT THE CORRECTION CENTERS, IT IS SO SAD TO HEAR MANY OF OUR BLACK MALES INMATES SAY, "THERE WASN'T A FATHER FIGURE IN MY HOME NOR IN SCHOOL, AND THESE ARE 18-32 YEAR OLD.

WE AS MOTHERS AND GRANDMOTHERS WOULD NEVER BE ABLE TO TEACH A BOY HOW TO BE A MAN OR A FATHER, BUT UNTIL YOU HAVE WALKED DIRECTLY IN ONE OF THEIR SHOES, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO KNOW THE MEANING.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, THIS ISN'T A PERFECT WORLD WE LIVE IN, NOR IS DISD A PERFECT SCHOOL.

BUT REMEMBER, WE ARE ALL GOD'S CHILDREN.

WE MUST SAVE OUR BLACK MALE STUDENTS, AND THAT IS THROUGH EDUCATION.

QUESTION AS I CLOSE, WHY BLACK MALE LEADERSHIP IS ABSENT IN DISD?

>> ISAAC STEIN.

>> MY NAME IS ISAAC STEIN.

IT DON'T MATTER WHERE I LIVE AT BECAUSE IF TEXAS KEEP ON GOING UP, I WON'T BE LIVING THERE LONG.

THE ANSWER TO YOUR QUESTION IS, ASK WHAT HAPPENED TO THE HC BUCK CONTRACT.

THE ANSWER TO YOU-ALL QUESTION IS, YOU DESERVE AN INCREASE BECAUSE RIGHT NOW WHAT THEY'RE GOING DO, THEY'RE GOING TO DOUBLE YOUR WORKLOAD BECAUSE ALL THESE KIDS COMING BACK TO SCHOOL THAT HAVE MISSED CLASS BY NOT BEING ON VIRTUAL CALLS, ALL THAT'S GOING TO DOUBLE UP AND YOU GOING TO HAVE TO ANSWER, YOU GOING TO BE TO BLAME.

NOW, TO WHAT I'VE GOT UP HERE TO TALK ABOUT IS BLACK MALE LEADERSHIP.

I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TODAY AS THEY INTERVIEWED A BLACK MAN TO BE THE PRINCIPAL AT MARK TWAIN SCHOOL.

HE'S ALREADY BEEN THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL.

HE ALREADY KNOW THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

HE ALREADY KNOW THE NEIGHBORS.

HE ALREADY KNOW THE STAFF.

HE KNOW PROBABLY HALF THE CHILDREN THERE, BUT I DOUBT VERY SERIOUSLY IF HE'LL GET THE JOB WITH THIS ADMINISTRATION.

BECAUSE WE'RE SEEING BLACK PRINCIPALS LEAVE SCHOOLS, BLACK TEACHERS NOT BEING HIRED, AND THEY ARE MEN.

LIKE THE LADY JUST SAID, THEY SAID IT'S TWO MILLION PEOPLE IN AMERICA INCARCERATED.

ONE MILLION OF THAT WHICH IS HALF OF IT, ARE BLACK MEN.

SHE JUST GAVE YOU THE STATS OF HOW MANY ADMINISTRATORS WE HAVE, HOW MANY CHIEF WE HAVE HERE.

BUT IT'S ON OUR BACKS.

WE THE ONE CELEBRATING JUNE THE 19TH.

WE THE ONE THAT GOT LEFT OUT FOR TWO YEARS AND WE HAD TO DO TWO MORE YEARS OF SLAVERY.

WE THE ONE THAT GET OUT THE KNEE ON OUR NECK WHEN THE POLICE PULL US OVER.

WE'RE THE ONE GETTING SHOT IN OUR BEDROOMS LOOKING OUT THE WINDOW.

NOW, WHEN BLACK PEOPLE HAVE TO ALWAYS FIGHT, WE ALWAYS HAVE TO STRUGGLE.

WE CAN'T JUST ASK AND GET IT, WE HAVE TO FIGHT.

I'M MIGHTY AFRAID THAT THE FIGHT IS GOING TO HAVE TO GO TO THE SUPREME COURT.

MAYBE THEY WOULD HEAR US.

THEY HEARD A 14 YEAR-OLD GIRL GIVE THE WHOLE SCHOOL DISTRICT THE FINGER AND THEY SAID THAT SHE HAD A RIGHT.

WHERE IS OUR RIGHTS? WHAT DO WE HAVE A RIGHT TO DO? ONLY THING WE GET IS PUSHED BACK.

THE YOUNG MAN THAT TRUSTEE HE WAS NAMED VALEDICTORIAN, BUT WHEN YOU WORK THE NUMBERS OUT, SHUFFLE THE CARDS UNDER THE BOTTOM, AND WHEN YOU DO YOUR MAGIC, THEN HE GETS SECOND PLACE.

THAT'S WHAT WE GET ALL THE TIME.

WE'RE NOT EVEN SECOND-CLASS CITIZEN NO MORE, WE'RE THIRD-CLASS.

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WHERE I LIVE AT? IT DOESN'T MATTER. LET TEXAS KEEP ON GOING IT.

WHERE YOU WORK AT? IT DOESN'T MATTER.

LET GAS GO UP, YOU WON'T BE ABLE TO GET THERE ANYWAY. THANK YOU.

>>

>> A LETTER TO THE DALLAS ISD, PART 1 OF PART 2.

THE WORLD WOULD NOT BE DESTROYED BY EVIL MEN AND WOMEN, BUT THOSE THAT SIT AND WATCH AND DO NOTHING.

TRUSTEE WE THANK YOU FOR ALL WHAT YOU DO.

FOR JUSTICE IN THIS PROCEEDING, MUCH LOVE. WHAT'S UP BEN? BEN, HEAR THOSE WORDS WHEN HE WENT AT DESOTO ISD.

74.4 PERCENT OF THE STUDENT IN THE DESOTO ISD ARE AFRICAN-AMERICAN, ONLY 1.9 PERCENT IS WHITE.

IF GIVEN THE SAME OPPORTUNITY AS BEN HAVE BEEN GIVEN, THOSE YOUNG PEOPLE CAN SUCCEED AS WELL.

TO THE GENERAL SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOL, WHAT'S GOING ON MR. SUPERINTENDENT WITH THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENTS IN THIS DISTRICT? YOUR DATA KEEP ON DISTURBING MY SPIRIT.

I HAVE ASKED SEVERAL TIMES ABOUT THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENT WITH NO RESPONSE.

FOR THE RECORD, BLACK STUDENTS IN DALLAS ISD LAG BEHIND WHITE AND HISPANIC STUDENTS IN ACADEMIC.

THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP HAVE WIDENED, NOT CLOSED.

BLACK MALE STUDENT HAVE STRUGGLED MORE THAN ANY OTHER GROUP OF PEOPLE IN THE DISD.

BLACK STUDENTS ARE LEAVING THE DISTRICT AND GOING TO THE IF ANY OF THE ABOVE IS TRUE, THE BOARD MUST ACT IN FINDING A SUPERINTENDENT THAT WILL ADDRESS THE NEED OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN STUDENT.

YOU HAD NO PROBLEM ENFORCING CHIEF RENAE HOWARD FROM HER POSITION.

AFRICAN-AMERICAN IS THE ONLY GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT HAVE EXPERIENCED A PANDEMIC, TRUSTEE FARMER.

FOR A FEW MINUTES IF I CAN JUST READ FOR THE RECORD, SLAVERY, RACISM, SEGREGATION, BOMBING, HATE, AND RAPING,

>> THANK YOU, MS. JACKSON. YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED.

>> SO MUCH MORE.

>> KEVIN WITT. HOBBY HUCO.

>> HELLO, SUPERINTENDENT, BOARD.

MY NAME IS HOBBY HUCO.

LAST YEAR WAS REALLY A DOOZY.

I'M RAISING MY HAND AND SAYING, "I'VE HAD ENOUGH.

I'M RETIRING THIS YEAR." MY REMARKS WILL ACTUALLY BE FOR MY WONDERFUL COLLEAGUES WHO ARE COMING BACK FOR AN EVEN ROUGHER YEAR, THAT'S MY PREDICTION.

IT LOOKS LIKE INFLATION IS GOING THROUGH THE ROOF, YET ANOTHER UNEXPECTED ECONOMIC IMPACT FROM THE PANDEMIC.

HOPEFULLY IT'S SHORT TERM, BUT WHO THE HECK KNOWS? I MEAN, THE TWO PERCENT, I'M NOT GOING TO CALL IT A RAISE, COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT IS UTTERLY INADEQUATE EVEN AS A COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT, ADDED TO THE MANIFOLD TASKS AND TRIBULATIONS FACED BY ALL OF THE STAFF THIS LAST YEAR,

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PLUS WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO BE EXPECTED TO DO NEXT YEAR, RIGHT, SUPERINTENDENT?

>> YEAH.

>> YOU CAN'T COME UP WITH A RETENTION BONUS? SERIOUSLY? I MEAN, I'M GLAD YOU'RE PUTTING AWAY MONEY TO PAY THEM TO DO WORK.

BRAVO. WE MADE A LITTLE PROGRESS.

BUT LET'S BE CLEAR.

THESE FOLKS NEED AND WOULD APPRECIATE A SERIOUS GESTURE THAT INDICATES THAT YOU ACTUALLY WANT THEM TO HANG AROUND.

SPEAKING AS ONE WHO'S NOT, I WISH YOU THE BEST.

>> LENANA SHIELDS.

>> GOOD EVENING, MY NAME IS LENANA SHIELDS.

I RESIDE IN BONTON, 2420 CHOICE, APARTMENT 102, DALLAS, TEXAS 752125, DISTRICT 9.

I WANT TO TALK ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS GOING ON IN DISTRICT 9 DIFFERENT SCHOOLS.

FIRST OF ALL, WE TALKED ABOUT NUMBERS.

WITH 600 A HEAD PER CHILD.

I GOT THREE CHILDREN IN HERE.

THAT'S 5,400.

THAT'S 16,200 A YEAR.

I'M NOT RECEIVING THAT FOR MY CHILDREN.

I HAVE PROBLEMS WITH DEBT, ROADS AND MEDICINE.

THE PRINCIPALS ARE ALLOWED TO DO WHAT THEY WANT.

THEY DON'T RESPECT THE PARENTS.

WE DON'T HAVE PARENT GROUPS.

I'M A VICE PRESIDENT, BUT EVERY SCHOOL I GO TO, I'M BEING ESCORTED OUT WITH MY CHILDREN ON VIDEO WITH MY BABIES.

I WAS PUT OUT IN THE RAIN.

THIS IS WHERE THE JOURNEY STARTED TWO YEARS AGO.

PUT OUT IN A RAIN FOR ADVOCATING FOR THESE PEOPLE, THE EDUCATORS, THE JANITORS, THE BUS DRIVERS, THE MONITORS.

EVERYBODY NEEDS BECAUSE ALL OF THESE PEOPLE TAKE CARE OF OUR KIDS.

WE HAD PARENT LIASONS.

THEY'RE UNPROFESSIONAL.

THEY REALLY DON'T WANT TO COMMUNICATE WITH YOU.

WE ASKED FOR A PROTOCOL TO TRY TO GET DOWN TO THE BOTTOM OF IT, OF SOLUTIONS.

WE'RE NOT GETTING ANY RESPONSE BACK.

MEDICINE. THEY HAD A WHOLE DEAD BODY IN SCHOOL, BUT THEY THROWING OUT HARD ON US NEXT AWAY FROM OUR KIDS WHERE THERE'S FOODS, STAMPS, MONEY, WHATEVER.

WE BUY THEM AND THAT'S FOR OUR KIDS.

I HAVE ATHLETES AT THE SCHOOLS.

IF THEY DON'T TAKE SNACKS, THEY'RE THERE ALL DAY AND THEY'RE HUNGRY.

THAT AFFECTS THEM AT THE END OF THE DAY.

THEY SHOULD NOT BE ABLE TO DO THAT.

IS SO MUCH DISCRIMINATION GOING ON? MAYBE I NEED TO TAKE IT TO THE SUPREME COURT.

I'M DOING ALL MY DATA.

I'M CROSSING MY T'S, DOTTING MY I'S.

EVERY SCHOOL NEEDS A PARENT GROUP.

LET'S TALK ABOUT SOLUTIONS.

NOT ALWAYS JUST KEEPING IT AS IT IS.

MY CHILD HAD NO AIR, DURING A STAR, DID NOT EAT DURING A STAR.

MY SON GOES COLLEGIAN AT MADISON, NO BUSES BEING PROVIDED FOR HIM.

I'M TAKING HIM TO AND FROM SCHOOL.

THAT'S A FALSE ADVERTISEMENT.

THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS GOING ON.

IT'S BDM.

THEY WON'T ALLOW US TO GET ON IT, BECAUSE THEY DON'T WANT US TO SAY ANYTHING OR DO ANYTHING THAT THEY DON'T WANT US TO DO.

EMPLOYEES NEED PARENTS.

PLEASE LISTEN TO US.

IN A COMMUNITY, WE ARE ON THE BATTLEFIELD EVERY DAY.

DO NOT LABEL US AS OUTCAST.

ALL THESE PEOPLE NEED RECOGNITION.

THEY NEED A BETTER SALARY.

SHOUT OUT TO MS. CORDOVA, MR. REDDICK, AND MS. WARMAN FOR GETTING US A MEETING BECAUSE WE NEVER GOT A MEETING WITHIN THREE YEARS WITH DR. HANNAH HAUSA.

BUT HE'S MEETING WITH OTHER PEOPLE WITH ALL DUE RESPECT.

YOU'LL HAVE TO MAKE CHANGES OR

>> ROBERT DE JOHN, SENIOR,

>> FIRST OF ALL, I BROUGHT THE CONSTITUTION HERE OF THE UNITED STATES BECAUSE I'M AN UNITED STATES VETERAN.

THIS IS WHAT I THINK WE'RE HERE FOR.

IT SAYS "WE, THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES, IN ORDER TO FORM A MORE PERFECT UNION, ESTABLISH JUSTICE, ENSURE DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY, PROVIDE FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE, PROMOTE THE GENERAL WELFARE, AND SECURE THE BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY TO OURSELVES AND OUR POSTERITY, DO ORDAIN AND ESTABLISH THIS CONSTITUTION FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA." NOW, I'M A UNITED STATES AMERICAN SOLDIER.

I SAY THERE BECAUSE WHEN THEY HAD DEPROCESSED ME, THEY SUPPOSED TO BE MAKING ME NICE.

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THEN I COME OUT HERE.

IT IS LIKE, I MEAN, PEOPLE IS NOT AMERICAN, BUT THEY SUPPOSED TO BE AMERICAN.

THESE INSTITUTIONS WHO SUPPOSED TO BE EDUCATING OUR CHILDREN ARE NOT EDUCATING OUR CHILDREN, BUT BASICALLY ALMOST KILLING OUR CHILDREN.

SHE WAS TALKING ABOUT FOOD.

I DONE SEEN OUR CHILDREN OUT THERE BEING HUNGRY.

THERE'S A HANDFUL OF US.

I SAY US, PEOPLE WHO CARE.

WE OUT THERE FEEDING THEM.

THIS COVID THING, IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL THING.

I WATCHED THE CHURCHES AND EVERYTHING COME THROUGH.

BUT THE REASON WHY I'M HERE AND WATCHING THE TIME, WE DO NEED MALE LEADERSHIP.

I HAVE THREE SONS.

JESUS, ALL OF YOU-ALL DONE HELPED US MADE IT.

TRUSTEE FOREMAN, I LOVE YOU TO DEATH.

MY BROTHERS OVER THERE, STAY ON IN.

DR. HINOJOSA, THERE'S SOMETHING GOING ON WITH THE DISTRICT.

WHAT WOULD YOU CALL IT? SYSTEMIC RACISM, INSTITUTIONALIZED RACISM.

IN DISTRICT 2, MY SONS SUCCEEDED.

WE HAD TEACHERS THEY WAS TEACHING THEM STUFF THEY WEREN'T SUPPOSED TO BE TEACHING THEM.

THEY TAUGHT THEM WELL, BUT IN DISTRICT 8, MY SON IN 10TH GRADE, HE'S PROBABLY GOING TO 11 GOING TO THE 12, SUDDENLY IT TOTALLY FELL THOUGH HIM BEING A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT.

I LOOK ON THE OTHER SIDE, WHAT'S GOING ON IN CARTER, I SEE YOU-ALL ARE FINE. I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.

I VOTE, BUT MY SISTER WHO WAS UP UNDER ATTACK BACK IN 2012, THAT'S WHEN I STARTED.

BUT MY ISSUE IS, I BELIEVE THAT THE GOVERNOR AND THAT TC MIKE HE AIN'T DOING NOTHING FOR ME.

HE AIN'T DOING NOTHING FOR MY KIDS.

YOU-ALL NEED TO TELL THEM GUYS UP THERE TO STOP TRYING TO KILL OUR BLACK PEOPLE.

MY MAIN REASON FOR STAYING ALIVE, BECAUSE I DON'T WANT BEING TOLD TO MY CHILD WHAT TOLD ME THAT I WAS LAZY, SLOW, INCOMPETENT, AND HAD TO BE SPOON-FED.

THAT THERE WOULD MAKE ME BE A UNDERACHIEVER FOR ME TO BE LIKE THIS, TO STILL BE CALLED AN NIGGA.

I'M GOING TO LEAVE IT LIKE THAT.

>> THANK YOU, MR. JOHNS.

ARTHUR FLEMING.

>> GOOD EVENING. GLAD TO BE BACK.

EVERYBODY IS HERE FROM COVID.

I'M GLAD EVERYBODY IS HEALTHY. MY NAME IS ARTHUR FLEMING.

I'M WITH THE NAACP DALLAS EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.

I WANT TO SPEAK ON THE LACK OF AFRICA-AMERICAN MALES ADMINISTRATION.

I'M NOT GOING TO BORE YOU WITH THE STATISTICS, BECAUSE I THINK THEY'VE BEEN MENTIONED AND EVERYBODY TO KNOW WHAT THAT IS, BUT IT'S SHAMEFUL.

I THINK IT'S TIED TO THE DALLAS ISD DESEGREGATION ORDER THAT FORMER BOARD MEMBER RON PRICE, FORMER NAACP PRESIDENT CASEY THOMAS, AND THEN NEW SUPERINTENDENT HINOJOSA.

THEY GOT ALL THEY DESERVED. BEFORE THE DESEGREGATION ORDER WAS REMOVED FROM THE ISD, AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY HAD LEARNING CENTERS, WE HAD RESOURCES FOCUSED ON OUR COMMUNITY.

NOW, THE MONEY GOES TO ESA AND OTHER PLACES.

BEFORE THE ORDER, OUR COMMUNITY WAS PROMISED THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN INITIATIVE THAT NEVER GOT OFF THE GROUND.

WE HAD A BIGGER AFFAIR.

WHEN I WAS PRESIDENT, THEY TOLD US ABOUT HOW IT WAS GOING TO GO, BUT NOTHING EVER HAPPENED.

LATELY, YOU CAME UP WITH THE "EQUITY PROGRAM" BUT NOBODY'S SEEN ANY EQUITY.

IT LOOKS MORE LIKE A POLITICAL TOOL THAN A ACTUAL PROGRAM.

NOW, I'VE BEEN ASKED TO SERVE AS LEGAL REDRESS CHAIR FOR THE NAACP.

I WOULD ASK NAACP DALLAS TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE DESEGREGATION ORDER TO SEE WHAT PROMISES WERE MADE IF ANY AND WHAT THEY KEPT.

THE LACK OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALES IN DALLAS ISD LEADERSHIP IS DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE LOSS OF DESEGREGATION ORDER IN BAREFOOT SANDERS COURT.

QUESTION, WHERE IS YOUR AFRICAN-AMERICAN RETENTION PROGRAM? I HOPE WE CAN COME TOGETHER AND ADDRESS ISSUES OF AFRICAN-AMERICAN RETENTION ISSUES THROUGHOUT DALLAS ISD IN THE CONTEXT OF THE LARGER ISSUES CONCERNING OUR COMMUNITIES.

FYI, PSAT, BRAND NEW SCHOOL, STILL LEAKING.

LEG STILL IN THE ISD WATER.

THE SOC HVAC SYSTEM, YOU BUILD A NEW SCHOOL AND YOU USE THE SAME OLD SYSTEM.

COME ON, MAN. IT'S TOE UP.

IT AIN'T WORKING AFTER SPENDING ALL THAT MONEY.

I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT WE DESERVE BETTER.

BLACK LIVES DO MATTER.

THANK YOU.

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>> GREGORY DAIMAS.

>> I GUESS IT'S GOOD EVENING, BOARD.

MY NAME IS GREGORY DEIMOS.

I RESIDE AT 25211 DALLAS DRIVE DISTRICT 6 IN THE DISD MAP.

I THINK YOU'VE HEARD ENOUGH OF INFORMATION REGARDING THE LACK OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN DECISION POSITIONS IN DISD FROM A LOT OF PEOPLE, AND THAT'S WHAT I'M HERE TO ELABORATE ON.

HOW MANY OF YOU KNOW WHAT THE ROONEY RULE IS? ONE OF THE MOST RACIST ORGANIZATIONS IN THE UNITED STATES TO ME PUTS THIS RULE AND TOOK PLACE ABOUT AROUND 2012.

THIS IS A RULE THAT I THINK IS JUST A TOKEN TO WHERE THEY LIVE, THEY'RE DOING SOMETHING FOR AFRICAN-AMERICANS, IT'S THE NFL.

YOU GET ALMOST 80 PERCENT OF THE EMPLOYEES IN THE NFL, THAT'S AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALE.

WHEN IT'S TIME FOR OUR COACH POSITION TO BECOME AVAILABLE, YOU MUST INTERVIEW ONE MINORITY.

THAT'S THE MOST STUPIDEST THING YOU CAN DO.

YOU JUST GOT THE INTERVIEW TO SAY MYTH, THE POLICY.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE THE BLACK MAN, SO WHY DO YOU EVEN INTERVIEWING AND WASTING HIS TIME? LET HIM GO AND GET THE JOB AT THE COLLEGE OR WHATEVER.

I'M TRYING TO SEE IS THAT THE SAME PROCESS THAT DISD HAVE? BECAUSE WE DON'T SEE ENOUGH BLACK GUYS IN THESE POSITIONS, OR AT LEAST THE ONES THAT WAS THERE, THEY LEFT WITHIN ABOUT A YEAR, TWO YEARS, THE ONES THAT I'VE CONSULTED WITH.

I DON'T KNOW IF THE MONEY WAS LOW TO WHERE THE POSITIONS WAS JUST NOT WHAT THEY HAD OR THE PRESSURE WAS ONLY TOO MUCH.

I'M A YOUNG MAN AND A LOT OF MY DECISIONS, I HAVE A BACHELOR'S DEGREE IN HEALTHCARE MANAGEMENT, I'M A REAL ESTATE INVESTOR.

A LOT OF THE THINGS I DO TODAY AT 56 YEARS OF AGE CAME FROM SOME OF THE TEACHERS AND THE STRUCTURES I HAD BACK AT WILLIAM BROWN MILLER WHEN I WAS A LITTLE KID.

THESE WAS BLACK TEACHERS AND STUFF; FROM THE BOY SCOUTS, TO MR. LOCKET TO MR. SCHRAMM, GOING ALL THE WAY TO ROOSEVELT.

I'M NOT SAYING THAT THE WHITE PERSON CAN'T DO IT, BUT THEY CAN'T RELATE TO WHAT THAT LITTLE BLACK BOY AT EIGHT YEARS OLD IS THINKING OF WHAT HE'S GOING THOUGH.

YOUNG BLACK MEN MAKE SOME MAJOR ROLE IN THE MINDSET OF GETTING IN THAT CHILD'S HEAD WHILE HIS YOUNG.

WE HAVE TO COME TOGETHER AS AN ORGANIZATION TO SAY WE WERE DOING THIS FOR THE KIDS.

WHEN YOU'RE TRYING TO ELIMINATE NOBODY, WHATEVER, BUT YOU GOT TO MAKE IT TO WHAT SOME OF THE DECISIONS MADE BY DISD IS GETTING PEOPLE THAT'S A BIT INVOLVED IN IT.

I DON'T EVEN SEE HOW THE US SENATE CAN MAKE A DECISION ON BIRTH CONTROL AND TELL A WOMAN WHAT TO DO WITH THEIR BODY WHEN 90 PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE ON THE SENATE IS A MALE? HOW CAN THE ANGLO DO THE SAME THING AND THEY HAVEN'T EVEN RELATED TO A KID THAT'S BEEN RAISED BY SINGLE PARENT AND REALLY HAD TO EAT SANDWICHES SOME TIME FOR DINNER? WE ALL DIDN'T GROW UP IN A POOR ENVIRONMENT, BUT WE GREW UP IN AN ENVIRONMENT THAT WE CAN RELATE TO THOUGH.

I'M SAYING, IF WE HAD SOME OF THE BEST FARMS AS FAR AS GROWING UP IN A NEIGHBORHOOD, I GREW UP WITH BECAUSE IT WAS RAISED BY VILLAGE BACK IN THOSE DAYS, AND SOME OF THE MAIN MASSES OF THOSE VILLAGE WAS THE BLACK MEN COMING HOME.

IF HE WAS BAD, YOU'VE GOT TO SPANK IT AND YOU BETTER HOPE THEY DIDN'T TELL YOUR PARENTS.

HOW CAN WE FIX THAT HERE AT THE DISD? I THINK IT WAS ARTHUR FLETCHER THAT SAID IT

>> THANK YOU, MR. DEIMOS, YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED.

>> OKAY.

>> LAKEISHA WALLACE.

>> GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

MY NAME IS LAKEISHA WALLACE AND I RESIDE AT 3513 I WANT TO GIVE YOU A FEW FACTS ABOUT MY ZIP CODE, 75215.

WE HAVE AN OVERALL CRIME RATE, A RATING OF B MINUS IN MY COMMUNITY, WHERE 40 PERCENT OF THE CRIMES COMMITTED IN THE CITY OCCUR IN MY ZIP CODE, 75215.

WE HAVE AT LEAST EIGHT PUBLIC SCHOOLS THAT ARE MODERATE TO HIGH DROPOUT RATE.

WE HAVE OUR 260 REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERS IN MY COMMUNITY.

THERE ARE ALSO HIGH RATE OF UNEMPLOYMENT AND/OR LOW-SKILL WORKERS.

WHAT I'M SAYING IS, I LIVE IN A COMMUNITY WHERE THERE ARE MORE PEOPLE WITH CRIMINAL BACKGROUNDS THAN WITH A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR A COLLEGE DEGREE.

RECENTLY, I'VE HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO SEEK WAYS TO BETTER MY COMMUNITY AND MY SCHOOLS DURING THIS TIME OF THE PANDEMIC.

WHAT I DID WAS I GAVE AN OVERALL PERSPECTIVE OF WHAT'S GOING ON, WHO'S IN MY SCHOOLS, WHO'S RUNNING THE SCHOOLS, AND WHAT I OBSERVED WAS, THERE WERE MOSTLY FEMALE PRINCIPALS WITHIN MY NEIGHBORHOOD.

A LACK OF MALE LEADERSHIP, A LACK OF A FATHER FIGURE.

WHAT I HAVE ARE A LOT OF SINGLE CHILDREN COMING HOME WITH NO FATHER FIGURE IN THE HOUSEHOLD.

AS A CONSEQUENCE, THERE IS NO GUIDANCE SOMETIMES, THERE'S NO STRUCTURE SOMETIMES, AND EVEN IN MY COMMUNITY,

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GOING TO THE PARK HAS BECOME A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH.

A LOT OF STUDENTS WITHIN THE AREA ARE EITHER DOING KILLING OR BEING KILLED.

WHAT I'M ASKING YOU, SAVE MY CHILDREN, MY AFRICAN-AMERICANS MALES.

I THINK WE CAN DO THAT TOGETHER AS A COMMUNITY IF WE BRING MORE BLACK MALE LEADERSHIP WITHIN THAT AREA.

CURRENTLY, I'M IN IN DISTRICT 9, 75215.

THOSE EIGHT SCHOOLS IN WHICH I LIVE IN, I THINK THERE'S ONLY ONE MALE PRINCIPAL.

I ASK THE DISTRICT, I POSE THIS QUESTION TO TWO HIGH RANKING ADMINISTRATORS, CAN YOU GIVE ME A DEFINITIVE ANSWER ON HOW MANY BLACK MALE PRINCIPALS DO WE HAVE IN THE DISTRICT? I'VE YET TO RECEIVE AN ANSWER.

PLEASE DON'T TREAT OUR BLACK MEN LIKE THEY'RE ENDANGERED SPECIES.

PLEASE, LET'S ENCOURAGE OUR STUDENTS TO DO BETTER, BECOME BETTER, AND BE SUCCESSFUL.

IF WE'RE IN THE BUSINESS OF EDUCATING OUR CHILDREN, PLEASE LET'S EDUCATE OUR CHILDREN, INCLUDING OUR BLACK MALE.

THANK YOU.

>> ROBERT CHAKAR ALLI.

>> WELCOME BACK. MY NAME IS ROBERT CHAKAR ALLI.

I'M BASICALLY MOST TALKER HERE USUALLY.

I HAVE A MAJOR ISSUE WITH MARY WILLARD FROM MADISON, THE SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL BOARD NUMBER 9.

THE REASON WHY I CAME HERE TODAY IS BECAUSE LAST TIME I WAS HERE ON THE PHONE, SCHOOL BOARD NUMBER 9 SAID MARY WILLARD SHOULD BE THE PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR.

I SAID TO MYSELF, ''YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME.'' WHY? BECAUSE THE TEST SCORES IN MADISON HAD BEEN VERY TERRIBLE SINCE SHE'S BEEN THERE.

FOR EXAMPLE, ONE YEAR, ONE PERCENT OF THE STUDENTS HAD A THAT'S IT, 99 PERCENT OF STUDENTS AT MADISON WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO GO TO COLLEGE.

THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS WHY MIKE MILES FIRED HER.

THIS IS NOT NOW. THE OTHER REASON IS A HIGH TURNOVER RATE.

IF YOU HAVE A HIGH TURNOVER RATE IN HIGH SCHOOL, YOUR TEST SCORES COULD BE LOW.

EXACTLY THE OPPOSITE IN MADISON.

MARY WILLARD HAS BEEN HERE FOR SEVERAL YEARS AND MADISON HIGH SCHOOL HAS BEEN GOING DOWN, DOWN, DOWN, TO THE LIMIT OF PROBABLY THE WORST SCHOOL IN THE TEXAS.

ONE PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE ELIGIBLE FOR COLLEGE, RIDICULOUS.

YOU GOT JUSTIN HENRY SAYING, PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR.

RIGHT BEFORE THE PANDEMIC, FOUR PERCENT IS ELIGIBLE FOR COLLEGE READINESS AT MADISON.

I'VE HAD A MAJOR ISSUE WITH MR. HANDEL HOSA.

MR. HANDEL HOSA, WHY DO YOU REHIRE MARY WILLARD AT MADISON? WHY? I'LL TELL YOU WHY, SIR.

I HEARD YOU'RE VERY TIGHT WITH HER AT MADISON, BUT THE MAIN REASON IS THERE WAS MEETING AT MADISON HIGH SCHOOL, MR. HENRY, YOU WERE THERE AT THE AUDITORIUM, WHERE IT WAS A PITCH SESSION BETWEEN CAROLYN DAVIS, ABOUT WHY MIKE MILES WAS GOING TO FIRE HER.

CAROLYN DAVIS WAS BITCHING AT WITH THE SUBORDINATES AND MIKE MILES SAID THERE WAS ONLY ONE BLACK PERSON.

>> EXCUSE ME, PLEASE WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE.

>> OKAY. SORRY ABOUT THAT, SIR.

ONLY ONE PERSON WAS BLACK AND THEY GOT EVERYBODY ROUSED UP.

ALSO, I REALLY THINK THAT THE PARENTS AT MADISON WOULD REALLY HAVE MARY WILLARD THERE OVER TO STUDENTS DOING WELL AT MADISON BECAUSE THEY'RE DOING POOR AND THEY ONLY THINK ABOUT MARY WILLARD, BUT SHE WAS DOING VERY POOR SINCE DAY 1.

ONE OTHER REASON IS, LET'S SEE HERE, ERIC JOHNSON.

BEFORE I GO, I TOLD ERIC JOHNSON AT THE CITY COUNCIL MEETING, YOU'RE NOT GOING TO GET ANYWHERE IN SOUTH DALLAS UNTIL YOU GET RID OF MARY WILLARD BECAUSE THE TEST SCORES, HE'S TALKING ABOUT EMPLOYMENT, SO THAT STUDENTS AT MADISON CANNOT GET JUST LOW-LEVEL JOBS.

THAT'S WHAT'S BEEN GOING ON FOR SEVERAL YEARS.

IT'S TIME FOR HER TO GO BECAUSE SHE'S DONE A WORST JOB AND MADISON AND SOUTH DALLAS.

SHE'S BEEN A HINDRANCE TO SOUTH DALLAS FOR ALL THIS TIME.

PLEASE LET HER GO, AND MR. HANDEL HOSA, THE REASON WHY YOU DID IT BECAUSE YOU DIDN'T WANT TO GET ANY BACKLASH WITH THE BLACK PEOPLE OF YOU GETTING TO WHERE MARY WAS.

>> THANK YOU, MR. CHAKAR ALLI.

YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED. STEPHANIE SCHLAGER

>> HELLO. I'M A DALLAS RESIDENT, BUT I'M HERE TODAY AS A TEAM STAR TO STAND WITH MY FELLOW UNIONIST.

THESE BRAVE TEACHERS HAVE ASKED ME TO COME HERE AND SPEAK TO YOU TO MAKE YOU AWARE THAT YOUR PROPOSED RAISE OF TWO PERCENT IS AN INSULT FOR SERVICE IN THE MOST DANGEROUS SCHOOL YEAR IN MODERN HISTORY, WHERE SO ANY OF US HAVE LOST FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND MANY DID NOT MAKE IT.

YOU'RE PROPOSING A PAY INCREASE THAT DOESN'T EVEN MATCH INFLATION.

WE'RE EFFECTIVELY OFFERING THESE TEACHERS, WHO THIS YEAR MORE THAN ANY OTHER, HAVE SACRIFICED FOR THEIR COMMUNITY AND THEIR STUDENTS A PAY CUT.

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I WAS ASKED TO TALK ABOUT A TEACHER WHO WAS MADE TO SACRIFICE EVERYTHING.

CATHY NUGENT WAS VERY YOUNG WOMAN IN HER 30S, MOTHER OF TWO YOUNG CHILDREN, AND A UNION MEMBER IN AFT AND FROM WHAT I'VE BEEN TOLD, A VERY NICE PERSON.

I'M SAD I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MEET HER.

IT WAS HER ANGUISH TO COMMUNICATE TO HER FELLOW TEACHERS AND LET PEOPLE KNOW, SHE FELT THE DISD WAS RESPONSIBLE FOR HER DEATH OF COVID.

GIVEN THE NATURE OF COVID IN THE WORKPLACE, WE ALL KNOW SHE WAS NOT THE ONLY MOTHER TO LEAVE BEHIND CHILDREN AND PARENTS IN THE WAKE OF COVID.

HOW MANY PEOPLE HAD TO LOSE MOTHERS AND FATHERS AND GRANDPARENTS AND AUNTS AND UNCLES BECAUSE OF THIS PANDEMIC? HUSBANDS AND WIVES? IN THIS YEAR, MANY FAMILIES WHO HAVE LONG RELIED ON TWO INCOMES HAVE BEEN CLOSE TO DESTITUTE WITH THE DEATH OF A FAMILY MEMBER.

YOU'RE OFFERING THE SURVIVORS OF A NATIONAL CRISIS A PAY CUT.

WHAT'S EVEN MORE EGREGIOUS ABOUT THIS INSULT IS THAT IT'S WITHIN YOUR POWER TO BOTH INCREASE THEIR PAY, BUT TO OFFER YOUR TEACHERS A ONE-TIME BONUS USING THE ESSER FUNDS.

THIS IS NOT SUCH A LARGE AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR PEOPLE WHO HAVE PUT IN A STORK AMOUNT OF WORK THIS YEAR.

I SUGGEST YOU DO BOTH.

LABOR IS THE MOTHER AND FATHERS OF THE CHILDREN YOU ADMINISTER OVER AND WE'RE TAKING A CLOSER LOOK AT WHAT YOU'RE DOING.

WE WILL NOT GO AWAY.

THANK YOU.

>> COREY GREEN, OLYMPIA MCLENDON JOHNSON.

>> GOOD EVENING, DR. HINOJOSA AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, I COME AS A TEACHER IN THE DISTRICT AND AS A PARENT OF A STUDENT IN THE DISTRICT.

I ALSO WANT TO AGREE WITH MY FELLOW AFT MEMBERS IN REQUESTS THAT YOU CONSIDER GIVING DALLAS ISD STAFF A $3,000 RETENTION BONUS, SEEING THAT LOUIS VILLE WILL BE GIVING RETENTION BONUSES AND I BELIEVE PREMONT TEXAS WILL BE GIVING A RETENTION BONUS OF $5,000.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, I ALSO AGREE THAT TEACHERS WHO HAVE BEEN STUCK BELOW PROFICIENT 1 SHOULD ALSO BE MOVED UP TO PROBATION 1.

THESE LAST 15,16 MONTHS OR SO, ALL TEACHERS HAVE HAD TO STEP UP THEIR GAME WITH THEIR INSTRUCTION, AND I DO BELIEVE THAT THE MAJORITY OF THOSE TEACHERS WHO ARE BELOW PROFICIENT WANT HAVE PROVEN THEMSELVES TO BE PROFICIENT IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC.

ADDITIONALLY, I ALSO REQUEST THAT THE BOARD WOULD GIVE PRIORITY CONSIDERATION TO DTR CANDIDATES WHO HAVE BEEN ELIGIBLE SINCE 2019.

THANK YOU.

>> KATRINA RASMUSSEN.

>> GOOD EVENING, DR. HINOJOSA AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

IT'S GOOD TO SEE YOU ALL.

MY NAME IS KATRINA RASMUSSEN.

I AM A HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER IN DALLAS ISD AND I AM SPEAKING TONIGHT ON COMPENSATION FOR OUR FACULTY.

I'M SPECIFICALLY ASKING FOR RETENTION BONUSES OF $3,000 FOR ALL TEACHERS AND FOR A RAISE THAT AT LEAST KEEPS PACE WITH INFLATION.

THE MEAGER 2-2.6 PERCENT RAISE THAT HAS BEEN PROPOSED DOES NOT EVEN COVER THE INCREASE IN MY RENT EFFECTIVE THIS JULY.

IT WILL EFFECTIVELY BE A PAY CUT AFTER I SUCCESSFULLY SERVED IN THIS DISTRICT THROUGH THE HARDEST YEAR OF MY PROFESSIONAL CAREER.

WHEN I SPOKE IN FAVOR OF BETTER COMPENSATION IN APRIL, I EMPHASIZED THE IMMENSE AND SUSTAINED EFFORT BY EVERYONE IN OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITIES.

TONIGHT I WOULD LIKE TO FOCUS ON WHAT IT WAS LIKE TO BE A TEACHER THROUGH THIS PANDEMIC.

I TEACH BECAUSE I LOVE WORKING WITH MY STUDENTS.

I LOVE THE PROCESS OF CREATING A CLASSROOM FAMILY EACH YEAR.

FOR MUCH OF THIS YEAR, I BUILT THAT COMMUNITY WHERE I WORKED ALONE IN ISOLATION, IN MY CLASSROOM.

ABSENCE AND GRIEF CLOUDED THE EMPTY HALLWAYS OF MY CAMPUS.

WITH VERY FEW STUDENTS COMING IN PERSON AND MANY STUDENTS DEALING WITH HOUSING, FOOD, OR TECHNOLOGY INSECURITY, MY COWORKERS AND I DESIGNED A LEARNING ENVIRONMENT THAT WOULD SUPPORT AN ENORMOUS BREADTH OF EXPERIENCES.

WE COMMITTED TO MEETING OUR STUDENTS WHERE THEY WERE, WHEREVER THEY WERE BY PROVIDING THEM WITH SOME MEASURE OF STABILITY, EVEN THOUGH IT MEANT WORKING LONGER AND HARDER THAN WE EVER HAVE IN SPITE OF OUR OWN PERSONAL LOSSES.

AS A FRONTLINE WORKER, WE WORKED HARD FOR OUR KIDS THIS YEAR.

WE FOUGHT AGAINST UNJUST POLICIES FROM THE TEA, I WROTE AND SPOKE FOR SAFETY AND GRACE FOR OUR STUDENTS.

WE FOUGHT AGAINST PUBLIC OPINION, WHEN TEACHERS WERE MALIGNED IN THE MEDIA, WE PUT OUR HEADS DOWN AND WE SOLDIERED ON.

WE FOUGHT AGAINST THE ELEMENTS DURING SNOVID.

COWORKERS AND MYSELF DELIVERED MEALS AND WATER TO

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KIDS WHO LIVED IN CIRCUMSTANCES THAT ARE INDESCRIBABLE.

THESE ARE OUR NEIGHBORS, THESE ARE OUR CHILDREN, AND OUR COMMUNITY.

WE FOUGHT OUR OWN FEAR AS SOMEONE WITH CHRONIC ASTHMA, I HAD TO COME BACK TO CAMPUS BEFORE I WAS VACCINATED THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT I HAD TO DEAL WITH EVERY DAY.

I HAD MY OWN KIDS AT HOME LEARNING REMOTELY, AND I HAD TO BALANCE MY OWN FAMILY LIFE WITH MY OBLIGATIONS TO MY STUDENTS AND TO MY CLASSROOM COMMUNITY.

WE BATTLED THROUGH WEARINESS AND WAVES OF GRIEF, AND WE DID OUR BEST TO BE SAFE AND RELIABLE PEOPLE FOR OUR STUDENTS WHEN THEY NEEDED US THE MOST.

DURING THE DARKEST HOUR OF THIS WINTER, I WAS RECEIVING MESSAGES FROM 1-2 STUDENTS A WEEK DESCRIBING THE LOSSES THAT THEY SUFFERED IN THEIR FAMILIES.

I HAD TO BE THERE FOR THEM, AND IN ORDER TO DO THAT, I HAD TO PUT SO MUCH OF MY OWN LIFE ON HOLD.

THESE WERE SACRIFICES THAT I WAS HAPPY TO MAKE.

PLEASE INVEST IN YOUR TEACHERS SO THAT THEY CAN INVEST IN OUR CHILDREN, THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED.

I'LL ASK SPEAKERS ANGELA BROWN.

ANGELA BROWN.

>> MY NAME IS ANGELA BROWN. GOOD EVENING.

I'M TRYING TO RESIST THE URGE TO SAY GUYS PLEASE BE FULLY ENGAGED, LISTEN TO US.

WE'RE UP YOUR CROWD OUT OUR HEART.

WHEN I GO TO MEETINGS, THEY TELL ME TO TAME OUR TECHNOLOGY.

I WAS LOOKING AT MY FRIEND LIKE, WHAT DOES SHE WANT TO SHARPEN UP? I SAY SURELY NOT, WE ARE GOING TO SAY OPPOSE THAT AND WE COULD RECALL WHAT WE SEE ON YOUR SCREENS.

BUT THAT'S NOT WHY I'M HERE.

I AM A PRODUCT OF DALLAS ISD AS WELL AS A TEACHER IN DALLAS ISD.

I AM STANDING TO ASK YOU FOR A INCREASE IN MY PAY.

IF YOU CAN'T GIVE ME AN INCREASE, PLEASE GIVE ME A BONUS.

BUT LET ME TELL YOU MY STORY.

IN 2005, I CAME TO THE DISTRICT, THE DISTRICT WAS A LIFELINE FOR ME ABOUT FAMILY.

WHEN I STARTED THE DISTRICT, I WORKED FOR THE STATE OF TEXAS, I RECEIVED AN INCREASED TO COME TO THE DISTRICT.

NOT ONLY DID I GET AN INCREASE, I WAS ABLE TO STAY AT HOME WITH MY CHILDREN DURING THEIR SCHOOL BREAKS, ALL OF THEM.

NOW FIRST OF ALL IT IS 16 YEARS LATER, THE DISTRICT HAS BECOME A PLEADING LIFELINE.

I'M STRUGGLING TO PROVIDE FOR MY FAMILY AND A CHILD IN COLLEGE.

THIS YEAR MY LIFE WAS PLACED AT RISK.

I'M A HIGH RISK PATIENT, I'M NOT GOING TO TELL YOU MY HEALTH ISSUES, BUT MY JOB WAS DECLARED ESSENTIAL.

I CONTINUE TO COME TO WORK DAILY AND WORK THOSE I TEACH AND THOSE WHO WORKED BESIDE ME WERE SENT HOME FOR COVID.

NEVER WAS I TOLD OF THE EXPOSURE RISKS THAT I HAVE.

NOW, NOT ONLY THAT MY SITUATION, MY POSITION CHANGED SEVEN TIMES THIS ACADEMIC YEAR AND I WAS REQUIRED TO SUPPORT OTHER GRADE LEVELS, THUS INCREASING MY EXPOSURE TO COVID.

NOT ONLY WERE SAFETY PRECAUTIONS NOT ADHERED TO, I WAS PLACED A RISK FOR FALLS DUE TO EXTINCTION CAUSE BEING STRETCHED ACROSS THE FLOORS FOR STUDENTS TO CHARGE THEIR DEVICES.

I FAIL TO MEET MY LOWER LIMBS OR ARTIFICIAL ALL OF THEM.

THERE'S NO WAY YOU COULD HAVE CONVINCED ME THAT THE DISTRICT THAT I WAS SO EXCITED TO BECOME A PART OF WAS GOING TO BE UNFAIR TOWARDS ME.

GUYS, PLEASE USE YOUR CORRESPONDING TO GIVE US A BONUS.

IF NOT, GIVE ME A RAISE MORE THAN 2.7 PERCENT, AND IF YOU DO THAT, YOU WILL BE REWARDING US ACROSS THE BOARD FOR OUR HARD WORK AND DEDICATION.

THANK YOU.

>> THIS CONCLUDES OUR SPEAKERS.

>> THANK YOU. THE BOARD WILL NOW RETIRE TO CLOSE SESSION.

[5. CLOSED SESSION - The Board will retire to closed session pursuant to Texas Government Code Section 551 concerning the following section:]

THE PUBLIC AND STAFF ARE WELCOME TO STAY CONNECTED TO ZOOM OR WAIT IN THE ROOM WHILE THE BOARD LEAVES THE MEETING TO ATTEND THE CLOSE SESSION.

THE PUBLIC PORTION OF THE MEETING WILL RESUME AFTER CLOSE SESSION.

THE BOARD WILL RETIRE TO CLOSE SESSION PURSUANT TO THE TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE SECTION 551, CONCERNING ANY AND ALL PURPOSES PERMITTED BY THE ACT, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING SECTIONS, 5.01, 551.071, FOR PRIVATE CONSULTATION WITH ITS ATTORNEY ABOUT PENDING OR CONTEMPLATED LITIGATION ON A MATTER IN WHICH THE DUTY OF THE ATTORNEY TO THE GOVERNMENT BODY, UNDER THE TEXAS DISCIPLINARY RULES OF PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT OF THE STATE BAR OF TEXAS, CLEARLY CONFLICTS WITH THIS CHAPTER, INCLUDING LEGAL CONSULTATION AND ADVICE REGARDING

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EDUCATION-RELATED BILLS FROM THE 87TH LEGISLATIVE SESSION AND INCLUDING VENDOR DISPUTE ON RFP.

THE TIME IS NOW 8: 29 PM AND WE ARE IN CLOSE SESSION.

THE TIME IS NOW 9: 35 PM, AND WE ARE BACK IN OPEN SESSION.

THE BOARD HAS TAKEN NO ACTION IN CLOSE SESSION.

WE'RE NOW GOING TO MOVE ON TO 6.01,

[6. APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL.

TRUSTEES, THE FOLLOWING MINUTES HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL.

CALL BOARD MEETING 510, 21, CALL BOARD MEETING 511, 21, CALL BOARD MEETING 513, 2021, AUDIT COMMITTEE MEETING 519, 2021, CALL BOARD MEETING 527, 2021 CALL BOARD MEETING 527, 2021 CALL BOARD MEETING 527 2021, AND BOARD MEETING 527, 2021. DO I HAVE A MOTION?

>> MOVED TO APPROVE.

>> SECOND.

>> IT'S BEEN MOVED BY TRUSTEE FLORES, SECONDED BY TRUSTEE MARSHALL, TRUSTEES ARE THERE ANY CORRECTIONS? ALL RIGHT, SEEING NO CORRECTIONS, TRUSTEES WILL YOU CAST YOUR VOTE?

>> THE MOTION PASSES 8-0.

>> TRUSTEES, YOU'VE JUST ADOPTED THE MOTION APPROVING THE MINUTES AS SUBMITTED.

WE'LL NOW MOVE ON TO ITEM 7.01.

[7. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS]

CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS 7.01 THROUGH 7.56 AS AMENDED.

TRUSTEES, WE HAVE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS 7.01 THROUGH 7.56 AS AMENDED, THE FOLLOWING ITEMS HAVE BEEN PULLED FOR A SEPARATE VOTE, 7.14, 7.22, 7.25, 7.34, 7.45, 7.50, AND 7.56.

ITEMS 7.18 AND 7.43, WHICH HAD BEEN PULLED, HAD BEEN REQUESTED TO BE PUT BACK ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

THE CONSENT AGENDA WOULD INCLUDE ALL ITEMS 7.01 THROUGH 7.56, WITH THE FOLLOWING ITEMS PULLED FOR A SEPARATE VOTE: 7.14, 7.22, 7.25, 7.34, 7.45, 7.50, AND 7.56.

DO I HAVE A MOTION ON THE CONSENT AGENDA AS AMENDED?

>> MOVE TO APPROVE.

>> SECOND.

>> IT HAS BEEN MOVED BY TRUSTEE FLORES, SECONDED BY TRUSTEE MARSHALL.

TRUSTEES, PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTES.

SORRY, TRUSTEE FOREMAN.

>> SORRY. IS THE ITEM FOR THE COPIERS ON THE CONSENT AGENDA, IS THAT A SEPARATE ITEM?

>> NO, MA'AM. THAT IS A SEPARATE ITEM, I'LL VERIFY.

>> THANK YOU. I DIDN'T SEE IT, SO I'M TRYING.

OKAY. GOT IT. THANK YOU.

>> DO YOU TO SEE IT? ALL RIGHT.

YOU MAY CAST YOUR VOTES.

>> THE MOTION PASSES 8-0.

>> TRUSTEES, YOU'VE JUST ADOPTED THE MOTION OF APPROVING THE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS AS AMENDED.

AS WE BEGIN DISCUSSION ON ITEMS PULLED FOR A SEPARATE VOTE, JUST A REMINDER, PLEASE COMBINE ANY REMARKS TO THE PENDING MOTION ON THE FLOOR.

WE WILL BEGIN ON ITEM 8.01.

[8.01 Consider and Take Possible Action to Authorize, Negotiate, and Enter into Agreements with Recommended Pool of Vendors for Digital Tools to Support Engagement and Student Learning for Districtwide Use (Not to Exceed $21,000,000 Over Five Years Including Renewal Options / General Operating/Special Revenue/Bond Funds) (Consent Item 7.14, Pulled by Trustees Joyce Foreman, Ben Mackey, and Dan Micciche)]

8.01, AUTHORIZE, NEGOTIATE, AND ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS WITH RECOMMENDED POOL OF VENDORS FOR DIGITAL TOOLS TO SUPPORT ENGAGE THE STUDENT IN ENGAGEMENT, STUDENT LEARNING FOR DISTRICT WIDE USE NOT TO EXCEED 21 MILLION OVER FIVE YEARS, INCLUDING RENEWAL OPTIONS, GENERAL OPERATING, SPECIAL REVENUE AND BOND FUNDS.

CONSENT ITEM 7.14 BY TRUSTEES IS JOYCE FOREMAN, BEN MACKEY AND DAN MICCICHE, DO I HAVE A MOTION?

>> MOVE TO APPROVE.

>> SECOND.

>> IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED BY TRUSTEE FLORES AND TRUSTEE MARSHALL.

DO WE HAVE DISCUSSION? TRUSTEE FOREMAN?

>> YES.

>> HI, TRUSTEE FOREMAN.

>> HELLO. I ASK A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS AND I DIDN'T SEE WHERE THOSE WERE ANSWERED.

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ONE OF THOSE QUESTIONS WAS, WHAT OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE USING THESE PRODUCTS? I DID NOT SEE AN ANSWER TO THAT.

>> GOOD EVENING. FORT WORTH, THYSTY, MACKINNEY, COPPELL, FRISCO, SAN ANTONIO, PLANO AND WALLY. CANDICE.

>> HI, HOW ARE YOU? GOOD TO SEE YOU.

>> GOOD, HOW ARE YOU?

>> ARE THEY USING ALL OF THE PRODUCTS THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT OR THEY JUST USING SOME OF THEM?

>> ALL OF THOSE PRODUCTS WERE USED BY THOSE SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

>> ALL OF THE PRODUCTS THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT PURCHASING.

>> CORRECT.

>> ARE USED BY THOSE SCHOOLS?

>> YES.

>> HAVE WE HAD THIS KIND OF PROCUREMENT BEFORE, CANDACE, SINCE YOU'RE UP HERE?

>> WE'VE HAD THE ONLINE PLATFORM AND HARDWARE RFP. YES.

>> OKAY. DO YOU REMEMBER WHEN WE DID IT?

>> HOLD ON.

>> I'M ASKING ACTUALLY LOOKING FOR WHEN WE DID IT AND THE TOTAL AMOUNT AND THE TERM, IF YOU HAVE IT.

>> AUGUST 27TH, 2020, AND IT WAS 28 MILLION OVER FIVE YEARS.

>> AUGUST 27TH, 2020.

HOW MUCH HAVE WE SPENT OF THE 28 MILLION BECAUSE THAT'S NOT EVEN A YEAR? THEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ANOTHER 21 MILLION.

>> IT'S FIVE MILLION.

>> WE SPENT $5.4.

>> WHY ARE WE ASKING FOR A 21 MILLION AND WE'VE ONLY SPENT UP 20 MILLION, 5 MILLION.

DO WE HAVE A CLUE?

>> YES, WE DO.

WE WENT BACK OUT FOR THE RFP BECAUSE WE WANTED TO CAPTURE VENDORS THAT COULD ACTUALLY SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS OR PARDON ME, OUR TEACHERS WITH ENGAGEMENT.

AFTER WE WENT OUT FOR THE FIRST RFP, WE LOOKED AT CONTENT AREAS.

IT WAS FOR MATH, SCIENCE, SOCIAL STUDIES CLASSES.

THEN WE WERE TRYING TO MOVE AS MANY CLASSES AS WE COULD TO AN ONLINE PLATFORM.

THIS SECOND DIGITAL TOOLS, RFP, WHERE WE'RE TRYING TO CAPTURE THOSE VENDORS THAT COULD PROVIDE A MORE INTERACTIVE APPROACH FOR OUR STUDENTS.

>> DO YOU REALIZE THAT THAT MEANS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT $40 MILLION? IF BOTH PURCHASE ORDERS ARE IN EFFECT, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT $40 MILLION FOR PLATFORMS. OKAY. SHARON, I SEE YOU LOOKING AT ME.

>> UNDERSTOOD. THAT WOULD BE CORRECT, BUT THE VENDORS THAT WERE APPROVED ON THE LAST RFP ARE NOT THE SAME ONES AS THE TOOLS WOULD BE DIFFERENT SO THE ENGAGEMENTS ARE DIFFERENT.

>> IT'S STILL $40 MILLION.

>> UNDERSTOOD.

>> I APPRECIATE THE WORK, BUT I CAN'T SUPPORT THAT.

I MEAN, ONE YEAR LATER, WE'LL DO A 20 MILLION AND THEN WE COME BACK WITH 21 MILLION.

I JUST CANNOT SUPPORT THAT, BUT THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, TRUSTEE FOREMAN.

TRUSTEES, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? OKAY. TRUSTEES, YOU MAY CAST YOUR VOTE.

>> THE MOTION PASSES, SEVEN VOTING YES, AND ONE VOTING NO.

>> TRUSTEES, YOU HAVE JUST ADOPTED THE MOTION OF PROVING TO AUTHORIZE, NEGOTIATE, AND ENTER TO AGREEMENTS WITH RECOMMENDED POOL OF VENDORS FOR DIGITAL TOOLS THAT SUPPORT STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND STUDENT LEARNING FOR DISTRICT-WIDE USE NOT TO EXCEED $21 MILLION OVER FIVE YEARS, INCLUDING RENEWAL OPTIONS, GENERAL OPERATING, SPECIAL REVENUE, AND BOND FUNDS.

WE WILL NOW MOVE ON TO ITEM 8.03,

[8.03 Consider and Take Possible Action to Authorize an Increase to the Existing Agreements with Recommended Pool of Vendors for the Purchase of Student and Staff Computing Devices and Charging Carts for Districtwide Use, Including Deployment and Other Services (Increase Not to Exceed $24,125,000 / $120,625,000 Aggregate Through January 2024 / General Operating/Special Revenue/Bond Funds) (Consent Item 7.22, Pulled by Trustees Joyce Foreman and Dan Micciche)]

AS 8.02 WAS PUT BACK ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

ITEM 8.03, AUTHORIZE AND INCREASE TO THE EXISTING AGREEMENTS WITH THEIR RECOMMENDED POOL OF VENDORS FOR PURCHASE OF STUDENT AND STAFF COMPUTING DEVICES AND CHARGING CARDS FOR DISTRICT-WIDE USE, INCLUDING DEPLOYMENT, OTHER SERVICES.

INCREASE NOT TO EXCEED $24,125,000, $120,625,000 AGGREGATE THROUGH JANUARY 2020 FOR GENERAL OPERATING SPECIAL REVENUE AND BOND FUNDS.

CONSENT ITEM 7.22, PULLED BY TRUSTEES FOREMAN AND

>> MOVE TO APPROVE.

>> SECOND.

>> IT'S BEEN MOVED BY TRUSTEE FLORES AND SECONDED BY TRUSTEE MARSHALL.

DO WE HAVE A DISCUSSION?

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>> YES.

>> TRUSTEE FOREMAN.

>> GOOD EVENING, TRUSTEE FOREMAN.

>> HEY JACK, HOW ARE YOU?

>> FINE, THANK YOU.

>> WHEN I LOOK AT THIS CONTRACT, AGAIN, I AM LOOKING AT THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT WE'RE SPENDING.

THIS IS $165 MILLION IF WE EXTEND IT BY THE $24 MILLION. IS THAT CORRECT?

>> NO, MA'AM. I THINK THE NEW AGGREGATE AMOUNT IS $124.

>> NEW AGGREGATE AMOUNT IS $120?

>> YES, MA'AM.

>> I DID NOT FIND THE ANSWER TO MY QUESTION IN REGARDS TO HOW ARE WE HANDLING DEVICES? IF WE BOUGHT A DEVICE FOR EVERY PERSON THAT WORKS FOR DISD, THIS WOULD EXCEED THAT AMOUNT.

>> YES, THAT'S RIGHT.

WE HAVE BOUGHT AT THIS POINT, DEVICES FOR ALL OF OUR STUDENTS, PLUS WE BOUGHT NEW EQUIPMENT FOR TEACHERS, COMPUTER LABS, GAMING CENTERS.

I THINK THAT'S HOW THE TOTAL ENDS UP BEING MORE THAN THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS THAT WE HAVE.

>> OKAY. THIS IS FOR COMPUTER LABS ALSO?

>> YES, MA'AM. IT'S A DISTRICT-WIDE CONTRACT.

IT'S NOT JUST ANY COMPUTER ANYWHERE IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT WOULD FALL ON THIS CONTRACT.

>> COMPUTER LABS, AND WHAT ELSE FALLS UNDER THE CONTRACT?

>> IF WE BUY COMPUTERS FOR GAMING, IT ALSO INCLUDES THE TABLETS, THE IPADS, THE CHROMEBOOKS, ADMINISTRATIVE COMPUTERS IN THE OFFICES OF THE SCHOOL, AS WELL AS THE CENTRAL OFFICE. IT'S ALL OF THOSE.

>> FOR ME, COULD YOU PREPARE A LIST JUST THE NUMBER OF HOW MANY TABLETS WE HAVE, HOW MANY COMPUTER LABS HAVE WE SET UP, GAMING? WE'RE SPENDING A LOT OF MONEY ON TECHNOLOGY. I GET IT.

I KNOW WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO SPEND MONEY, BUT I DON'T EVEN UNDERSTAND THE LIFESPAN OF THE COMPUTER IF WE BUY IT.

IS IT FOR A YEAR? IS IF FOR TWO YEARS? WHEN DO WE REPLACE?

>> SURE. YEAH, I CAN ANSWER THAT QUESTION FOR YOU.

>> OKAY.

>> TABLETS LIKE THE IPADS HAVE A THREE-YEAR LIFE CYCLE.

CHROMEBOOKS HAVE A FOUR-YEAR LIFE CYCLE, AS WELL AS THE LAPTOPS THAT WE'RE USING HERE AT THE BOARD TODAY OR STAFF MAY BE USING TODAY.

THOSE HAVE A FOUR-YEAR LIFE CYCLE.

THEN WE AIM FOR FIVE YEARS ON THE DESKTOP COMPUTERS LIKE THOSE INSIDE THE COMPUTER LABS OR THOSE IN A GAMING CENTER.

>> OKAY, JUST A BREAKDOWN ON OF THOSE THAT WE HAVE WOULD BE GOOD FOR ME.

>> YES, MA'AM.

>> OKAY, THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, TRUSTEE FOREMAN.

TRUSTEES, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? TRUSTEES, YOU MAY CAST YOUR VOTE.

>> THE MOTION PASSES NINE, ZERO.

>> TRUSTEES, YOU'VE JUST ADOPTED THE MOTION OF PROVING TO AUTHORIZE AN INCREASE TO THE EXISTING AGREEMENTS WITH RECOMMENDED POOL OF VENDORS FOR THE PURCHASE OF STUDENTS, STAFF COMPUTING DEVICES, AND CHARGING CARDS FOR DISTRICT-WIDE USE INCLUDING DEPLOYMENT OF OTHER SERVICES, INCREASE NOT TO EXCEED $24,125,000, $120,625,000 AGGREGATE THROUGH JANUARY 2020 FOR GENERAL OPERATES, SPECIAL REVENUE, AND BOND FUNDS.

WE WILL NOW MOVE ON TO ITEM 8.04;

[8.04 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve the Charter to Establish the 2020 Bond Advisory Committee and Sunset the 2015 Bond Advisory Committee Effective June 30, 2021 (Consent Item 7.25, Pulled by Trustees Joyce Foreman and Justin Henry)]

APPROVE THE CHARTER TO ESTABLISH THE 2020 BOND ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND SUNSET THE 2015 BOND ADVISORY COMMITTEE, EFFECTIVE JUNE 30TH, 2021.

CONSENT ITEM PULLED BY TRUSTEES FOREMAN AND HENRY. DO I HAVE A MOTION?

>> MOVE TO APPROVE.

>> SECOND.

>> TRUSTEES, IT HAS BEEN MOVED BY TRUSTEE FLORES, SECONDED BY TRUSTEE MARSHALL.

WE'LL MOVE TO DISCUSSION.

I WANT TO RECOGNIZE TRUSTEE FOREMAN WHO HAS SUBMITTED A TIMELY AMENDMENT TO THIS ITEM.

I'LL GIVE YOU THE FLOOR FIRST.

>> THANK YOU, MY AMENDMENT BASICALLY STRIKES THE LANGUAGE OF THE BOARD MEMBER HAS TO APPOINT SOMEONE FROM THEIR DISTRICT.

THE BOARD HAS HAD THIS CONVERSATION BEFORE.

A POLICY WAS ABOUT FOUR TO THIS BOARD THAT DID NOT PASS,

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THAT TALKED ABOUT, YOU HAVE TO APPOINT SOMEONE FROM YOUR DISTRICT.

I THINK WE ARE ELECTED TO APPOINT THE BEST PEOPLE THAT WE POSSIBLY CAN TO REPRESENT US IN OUR DISTRICT.

I WOULD LIKE TO AMEND THE MOTION BY STRIKING THAT PARTICULAR LANGUAGE.

>> TRUSTEE FOREMAN, ARE YOU MAKING A MOTION TO AMEND?

>> YES, MOTION TO AMEND.

>> WE HAVE A MOTION. DO YOU HAVE YOUR LANGUAGE? CAN YOU READ YOUR LANGUAGE?

>> I DON'T HAVE IT IN FRONT OF ME.

I WAS LOOKING FOR IT.

DO YOU HAVE THE LANGUAGE?

>> YES. THE LANGUAGE THAT IS BEING ASKED TO BE STRUCK IS WHO RESIDES IN THE DISTRICT? HE OR SHE REPRESENTS, AND ADDING TO THE COMMITTEE SO THAT THE MOTION WOULD READ, BOARD MEMBERS MUST APPOINT ONE INDIVIDUAL TO THE COMMITTEE.

>> THANK YOU. WE HAVE A MOTION ON THE FLOOR TO AMEND WITH THE LANGUAGE THAT FAYE JUST READ. DO I HEAR A SECOND?

>> SECOND.

>> IT'S BEEN MOVED TO AMEND BY TRUSTEE FOREMAN, SECONDED BY TRUSTEE HENRY.

DO WE HAVE DISCUSSION ON THIS AMENDMENT? TRUSTEE MARSHALL.

>> I JUST WANTED TO MAYBE GET SOME CLARITY, FOR MY OWN MEMORY HAVE SLIPPED SINCE THE LAST TIME WE DISCUSSED THIS.

BUT TRUSTEE FOREMAN BROUGHT UP THE POINT THAT THIS POLICY DISCUSSION IN FRONT OF THE BOARD ON THIS ITEM IN THE PAST AND THAT IT DIDN'T PASS.

I COULD BE WRONG, BUT I GUESS I NEED SOME CLARITY.

MY RECOLLECTION OF THAT POLICY IS THAT IT CAME BEFORE THE BOARD FOR A BRIEFING AND WAS DISCUSSED, AND THAT WAS PULLED OFF THE AGENDA AND NEVER VOTED ON.

DOES ANYBODY RECALL WHAT HAPPENED WITH THAT?

>> TRUSTEE MICHIGAN.

>> I DO RECALL WHAT HAPPENED.

TRUSTEE FOREMAN'S SUMMARY IS CORRECT.

I WAS ON THE LOSING SIDE OF THAT VOTE.

>> THAT'S NOT CORRECT BECAUSE THAT WAS MY POLICY, AND I DIDN'T BRING IT FORWARD.

I PULLED IT AFTER THE FIRST BRIEFING.

>> YEAH, I DON'T THINK WE EVER ACTUALLY VOTED ON IT.

I KNOW YOU SPOKE IN FAVOR OF THE POLICY, BUT I DON'T THINK WE VOTED.

>> FAYE, CAN WE LOOK INTO THAT?

>> YEAH, I GUESS IT'S NEITHER HERE NOR THERE FOR THIS ITEM.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE CLEAR.

I DON'T THINK THAT THIS ITEM HAS ORIGINALLY PRESENTED WITHOUT THE AMENDMENT CONTRAVENES THE WILL OF THE BOARD.

I MEAN EVEN IF IT DID, WE COULD STILL VOTE TO CHANGE OUR MIND.

BUT I DON'T THINK THAT THIS ITEM WAS VOTED ON BEFORE.

I CERTAINLY WON'T SUPPORT THE AMENDMENT IN FAVOR OF THE ORIGINAL WARNING. THANKS.

>> THANK YOU, TRUSTEE MARSHALL.

TRUSTEE FOREMAN, IS YOUR LINE ON THIS AMENDMENT?

>> YES.

>> OKAY, TRUSTEE FOREMAN.

>> WHAT I'D LIKE TO SAY IS THAT I DO BELIEVE IT WAS VOTED ON, AND I THINK IT DIDN'T PASS.

I HAVE AN ISSUE WITH ONE TRUSTEE TRYING TO TELL ANOTHER TRUSTEE WHO THEY CAN APPOINT.

THIS WAS AN ISSUE BEFORE, AND IT'S AN ISSUE NOW.

WE, AS AN ELECTED BODY, SHOULD BE ABLE TO APPOINT WHOMEVER WE FEEL WILL BEST REPRESENT US.

FOR THE ADMINISTRATION TO EVEN COME FORWARD, THIS CAME FROM THE ADMINISTRATION.

IT DIDN'T COME FROM ANY BOARD MEMBER, IT CAME FROM THE ADMINISTRATION.

LET ME ASK THE ADMINISTRATION, WAS THERE ANY CONVERSATION WITH A BOARD MEMBER ABOUT PUTTING THIS LANGUAGE IN THE BOND? DID ANYONE HAVE ANY CONVERSATION WITH ANYONE FROM THE BOARD AND THEN TELL ME, IF NOT, HOW IT GOT THERE?

>> AS I ANSWERED IN THE TRACKER, NO MA'AM, I DID NOT HAVE ANY CONVERSATION WITH THE TRUSTEE ABOUT THIS LANGUAGE.

WHEN I REVIEWED A NEED TO PUT TOGETHER THE CHARTER TO ESTABLISH A NEW COMMITTEE, IN DISCUSSION WITH MY TEAM, WE BELIEVE THERE'S A QUALIFIED PERSON WITHIN EACH TRUSTEE'S DISTRICT THAT'S WILLING TO SERVE.

>> HOW DO YOU KNOW THAT?

>> IT'S JUST MY BELIEF SYSTEM THAT THERE IS.

I'VE MET PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THIS DISTRICT AND THAT'S WHAT I BELIEVE, AND THAT'S WHY I PUT THAT IN THERE.

>> WELL, I ACTUALLY DON'T BELIEVE THE ADMINISTRATION SHOULD BE DIRECTING THE BOARD ON WHO THEY SHOULD CHOOSE.

I DO HAVE AN ISSUE WITH THAT I THINK THE BOARD SHOULD BE ABLE TO MAKE THAT DECISION.

AS FAR AS THE COMMITTEE,

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I'VE SERVED ON MANY BOND COMMITTEES AND I'VE NEVER SEEN THAT LANGUAGE BEFORE.

I SERVED ON 2002, 2008, THAT LANGUAGE HAS NEVER BEEN A PART OF IT.

IF WE'RE GOING TO START RELEGATING THE TRUSTEES TO WHO THEY CHOOSE TO PUT ON COMMITTEES, THEN WE'RE TRYING TO CONTROL THE COMMITTEE.

IF YOU WANT TO PUT SOMEONE ON THERE FROM YOUR DISTRICT, THAT'S FINE.

IF YOU DON'T, I DON'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH IT AS LONG AS YOU'VE GOT THEM THERE REPRESENTING YOU. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, TRUSTEE FOREMAN.

TRUSTEE HENRY, FOLLOWED BY TRUSTEE MICHIKEI.

>> THANK YOU, PRESIDENT MACKEY.

I HAVE A FEW SIMILAR CONCERNS GOING, AND IF YOU COULD COME BACK UP HERE PLEASE.

TRUSTEE MARSHALL, FOREMAN AND FLORES AND MACKEY'S POINT ABOUT THE PREVIOUS DISCUSSION.

I DON'T RECALL EITHER WHETHER IT WAS VOTED ON OR PULLED, BUT EITHER WAY, IT WAS SOMETHING THAT THIS BOARD HAD TUSSLED WITH BEFORE, WHICH I THINK IS FINE.

THE BOARD GOVERNS THE BOARD, I'M COMPLETELY FINE WITH THAT.

IF FIVE TRUSTEES WANT TO CHANGE POLICY THAT IMPACT THE WAY THAT I OPERATE, I HAVE TO BEND INTO THE WILL OF BOARD. WE ACT BY FIVE.

I'M GOING TO GO BACK TO THE TRUSTEE FOREMAN'S POINT, SHE ASKED, "WAS THERE ANY INPUT FROM ANY TRUSTEE?" YOU SAID THERE'S NO DISCUSSION WITH MY TEAM QUALIFIED PERSONS IN OUR DISTRICTS AND WE'VE HAD THIS CONVERSATION OFFLINE ALREADY.

I HAVE A MAJOR CONCERN, SUPERINTENDENT HINOJOSA AS WELL, WITH THE ADMINISTRATION TELLING A TRUSTEE, HOW TO GOVERN THEIR DISTRICT.

I THINK IT WAS A GOOD DISCUSSION WHEN THE TRUSTEES WERE HAVING IT, BUT FOR THAT TO SHIFT TO THE ADMINISTRATION, TO TELL US WHAT WE CAN AND CANNOT DO IS VERY PROBLEMATIC IN MY SENSE.

IF I'LL BE COUNTERFACTUAL AND FLIP IT FROM BOARD TO ADMINISTRATION, WELL, MAYBE I CAN ASK SUPERINTENDENT.

HOW WOULD YOU RESPOND IF I SAY THAT DWAYNE HAS TO LIVE IN THE CITY OF DALLAS TO BE THE CBO OF OUR DISTRICT?

>> WE'VE ACTUALLY HAD THAT POLICY BEFORE THE BOARD

>> UNFORTUNATELY.

>> IN YOUR OWN PERSONAL.

>> OUR JOB IS TO RECOMMEND POLICY.

WE DON'T GET TO APPROVE ANY POLICY, BUT WE RECOMMEND WHAT'S IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE DISTRICT.

I WILL RECOMMEND ANYTHING I'M ALLOWED, BUT I DON'T GET TO VOTE.

I THINK IT'S IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE DISTRICT TO HAVE THIS POLICY.

>> YOU'RE REFUSING, NOT GOING TO ANSWER THE QUESTION I'M ASKING? WOULD YOU BE OKAY WITH THE BOARD PASSING IN A POLICY THAT SAYS?

>> PROBABLY NOT.

>> I ALSO THINK IS IT IN YOUR CONTRACT THAT YOU OR THE CEO EXECUTIVE AND RUN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE DISTRICT?

>> I DIDN'T HEAR YOUR QUESTION.

>> IS IT IN YOUR CONTRACT THAT YOU ARE THE CEO AND THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE DISTRICT?

>> YES.

>> WHEN IT COMES TO THE ADMINISTRATION SIDE, THE ADMINISTRATION HAS THEIR LANE.

HE'S THE CEO, HE RUNS OUR DISTRICT, THE DAY TO DAY OPERATIONS, EXCEPT WITH THE BOARD OF GOVERNANCE.

BUT HERE WHEN WE FLIP, IT SEEMS LIKE THE ADMINISTRATION IS NOW TRYING TO TELL THE BOARD HOW WE CAN OPERATE.

I JUST FUNDAMENTALLY HAVE AN ISSUE WITH THAT.

I'LL ASK A FEW QUESTIONS.

THE LAST CHARTER OF THE LAST TWO BONDS, IT DIDN'T HAVE THIS LANGUAGE IN IT?

>> WE ARE TRYING TO HAVE REVIEW THE CHARTER AS THE PREVIOUS BEFORE THE 2015.

2015 THAT'S IN PLACE NOW HAVE THAT LANGUAGE.

>> I THINK THE ANSWER IS NEITHER ONE OF THEM HAVE.

>> I I CAN'T ANSWER THAT DEFENDENTLY.

>> NEITHER ONE OF THEM HAVE THIS PARTICULAR LANGUAGE.

THIS IS NEW LANGUAGE THAT CAME FROM SOMEONE.

YOU TELLING ME IT CAME FROM YOU HAVING MEETED WITH YOUR TEAM.

WHERE AND WHY? IF YOUR TEAM HAD THESE MEETINGS, WHAT WAS THE REASONING FOR WHY YOU WANTED TO INSERT THIS LANGUAGE?

>> WE HAD DISCUSSIONS ABOUT WE NEEDED TO DRAFT A CHARTER FOR THE 2020 BOND AND WHAT DID WE WANT IN THE CHARTER FOR THE BOND ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND THIS IS ONE ITEM AMONG MANY THAT WE DISCUSSED.

>> CAN YOU NAME A QUALIFIED PERSON IN MY DISTRICT TO SERVE ON THIS BOND COMMITTEE?

>> NOT RIGHT AT THE MOMENT, BUT I DON'T KNOW EVERY PERSON IN YOUR DISTRICT.

>> TRUSTEE FOREMAN'S DISTRICT?

>> NO, I CANNOT NAME.

>> TRUSTEE MACKEY'S DISTRICT?

>> I DON'T KNOW EVERYBODY IS IN YOUR DISTRICT, SO THAT WOULD BE UNFAIR FOR ME TO BE ABLE TO

>> THE PRESUMPTION THAT YOU KNOW THE QUALIFIED PERSONS IN ALL OF OUR DISTRICT, IN ORDER TO MAKE THAT TYPE OF STATEMENT, I WOULD HOPE THAT FIRST, YOU ACTUALLY KNEW SOME QUALIFIED PEOPLE IN SOME OF OUR DISTRICTS.

AGAIN, THE PERSON'S PROBABLY GOING TO COME FROM MY DISTRICT, BUT AGAIN, I DON'T LIKE THE IDEA.

WE'RE ELECTED OFFICIALS, I DON'T FEEL THAT CAUGHT OUT THERE A LOT.

WE'RE BOARD OF GOVERNANCE.

I'M FINE WITH MY COLLEAGUES DETERMINING WHAT KIND OF ACTIONS I CAN TAKE BEFORE THE ADMINISTRATIVE UNILATERALLY TO INSERT THIS,

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WHEN HISTORICALLY IT HASN'T BEEN IN THESE CHARTERS, THIS IS JUST VERY PROBLEMATIC FOR ME.

I UNDERSTAND THIS IS A BACKWARDS WAY, SO TO SPEAK, WE DO HAVE A SAY, BUT I WOULD LIKE FOR THAT INITIAL IDEA TO COME FROM THE BOARD.

WHETHER IS TRUSTEE FLORES PROPOSED THE POLICY WE DEBATED OR HOW ELSE IT COMES OR FROM IT COME FROM THE ADMINISTRATION, IT'S JUST NOT FOR THE BOARD ADMINISTRATIVE RELATIONSHIP SHOULD BE DONE.

I KNOW A LOT OF TIMES I HEAR WE'VE HAD TRAININGS ON, BOARD MEMBERS STAY IN OUR LANE.

BUT IN THIS PIECE, I THINK THE ADMINISTRATION HAS GOTTEN A BIT OUT OF THEIR LANE AND INTO OURS, SO I'LL LEAVE IT AT THAT.

I WILL SUPPORT THE AMENDMENT AND MAYBE NOT FOR THE SAME REASON TRUSTEE FOREMAN SUPPORTED THEM.

BUT I THINK PROCEDURALLY, THIS IS NOT THE WAY TO GET TO THIS END.

IT'S NOT THE RIGHT MEANS.

>> THANK YOU, TRUSTEE HENRY. TRUSTING MACKEY, FOLLOWED BY TRUSTEE JOHNSON.

>> WELL, THANK YOU.

FIRST DAY, I ACTUALLY DO THINK WE VOTED ON IT, BUT THAT'S JUST A FACT.

SOMEBODY CAN GO LOOK UP FOR US.

BUT I DO RECALL THAT THERE WASN'T ENOUGH SUPPORT FOR IT.

JUST BASED ON IF WE DIDN'T VOTE.

WE CERTAINLY DISCUSSED IT AND THERE WASN'T ENOUGH SUPPORT FOR IT AT THE TIME.

I STILL THINK IT'S ACTUALLY THE RIGHT POLICY.

I SHARE THE CONCERN THAT TRUSTEE HENRY HAS THAT THIS WAS SOMETHING THAT THE BOARD HAD DISCUSSED AND I REALIZE THE ADMINISTRATION HAS TO DRAFT THINGS, BUT GIVEN THAT THIS WAS A CONTROVERSIAL TOPIC, IT PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE BEEN HIGHLIGHTED OR JUST DRAFTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH WHAT THE BOARD HAD PREVIOUSLY DECIDED.

I DON'T THINK THERE'S ANYTHING NEFARIOUS THAT WAS GOING ON HERE.

I DO THINK THE BETTER POLICY IS TO REQUIRE THAT THE APPOINTEE COME FROM THE TRUSTEE'S DISTRICT TO INCREASE THE AMOUNT OF LOCAL INVOLVEMENT FROM THAT DISTRICT.

I DO THINK WITH DISTRICTS THAT HAVE OVER A 100,000 PEOPLE IN THEM, THAT WE CAN FIND SOMEBODY QUALIFIED FROM THOSE DISTRICTS.

I THINK IT'S ALSO POSSIBLE THAT THE BOARD CAN MAKE AN EXCEPTION IF A PARTICULAR TRUSTEE, IF THIS POLICY WENT INTO EFFECT AND A TRUSTEE WANTED TO REQUEST AN EXCEPTION.

BUT OUR GOAL AS REPRESENTATIVES IN A BODY OF SINGLE-MEMBER DISTRICTS IS TO DO THE BEST WE CAN REPRESENTING OUR COMMUNITIES AND PICKING PEOPLE FROM OUR COMMUNITIES, I THINK IS THE VERY GOOD WAY TO DO IT.

NOW I RESPECT THAT OTHER PEOPLE HAVE DIFFERENT POINTS OF VIEW.

I'VE LOST ON THIS POINT BEFORE.

I THINK REASONABLE PEOPLE CAN DISAGREE, BUT I'M NOT GOING TO SUPPORT THE AMENDMENT BECAUSE I THINK THE BETTER POLICY IS TO PICK PEOPLE FROM YOUR OWN DISTRICT. THANKS.

>> THANK YOU. TRUSTEE MACKEY. TRUSTEE JOHNSON.

>> YES. I CAN CARE WITH TRUSTEE HENRY.

I THINK HE ASKED DWAYNE, DID HE KNOW ANYONE IN OUR DISTRICT.

FOR US TO ADMINISTRATION TO DO SO THE WAY IT'S BEING DONE, I THINK TRUSTEE FLORES, IF I'M CORRECT, BROUGHT THE SAME POLICY, WAS IT TWO MONTHS AGO? SOME LIKE?

>> NO, IT WAS A WHILE BACK.

IT WAS SEVERAL MONTHS BACK.

>> BUT IT WAS THE SAME POLICY, CORRECT?

>> THEN YOU AND I DISCUSSED IT AND IT WAS ACTUALLY AFTER YOU AND I DISCUSSED IT AND GARNERED THE CHALLENGES WITH FINDING QUALIFIED PEOPLE FOR CERTAIN VERY SPECIFIC THINGS LIKE DISCIPLINE OR STUFF LIKE HUMAN RESOURCES THEN I SAID, "I GET IT".

THAT'S WHY I PULLED BACK AND SO DID NOT PUSH THE POLICY FORWARD.

>> I'M A LITTLE DISORIENTED FOR SOME EFFECT THAT ADMINISTRATION IS BRINGING THIS BACK UP AND NOT TRUSTEE FLORES.

THAT'S A CONCERN BECAUSE AS TRUSTEE HENRY POINTED OUT, THAT ADMINISTRATION DOES NOT KNOW WHAT'S IN OUR DISTRICT.

I DO THINK THAT IN DISTRICT 5, WHERE I SERVE, THERE'S A LOT OF PEOPLE THAT CAN REPRESENT IN CERTAIN AREAS.

I SEE BOTH SIDES OF THE COIN, IF YOU WILL.

I WILL PREFER IT THAT IT COME BACK FROM TRUSTEE FLORES.

I UNDERSTAND WHAT TRUSTEE HENRY IS SAYING THAT THE BOARD GOVERNS THE BOARD NOT THE ADMINISTRATION GOVERNS THE BOARD.

THAT IS A CONCERN.

I WILL NOT SUPPORT THE AMENDMENT BUT BECAUSE I

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BELIEVE THAT WE DO HAVE CAPABLE PEOPLE WITHIN OUR DISTRICT, BUT DO WE HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THE ADMINISTRATION TRYING TO GOVERN THE BOARD IN THIS FACET.

>> THANK YOU, TRUSTEE JOHNSON.

ANYONE ELSE FOR FIRST ROUND HERE? I'LL SPEAK BRIEFLY ON THAT BEFORE WE MOVE TO SECOND ROUND.

I UNDERSTAND AND I HEAR THE ARGUMENTS AROUND THIS AND I CAN UNDERSTAND THE CONCERNS OF MY COLLEAGUES, ESPECIALLY THOSE THAT TRUSTEE FOREMAN, TRUSTEE HENRY MENTIONED REGARDING HOW THIS CAN BE PERCEIVED AND I UNDERSTAND THAT AND I RESPECT THAT.

AT THE SAME TIME LIKE MOST OF OUR POLICIES.

WHETHER IT'S THIS PARTICULAR CHARTER FOR THIS GROUP, OR WHETHER IT'S A LOCAL POLICY.

IT USUALLY COMES IN THE FORM OF UPDATES TO THE POLICY COMMITTEE FROM TASB OR FOR WHEREVER ELSE WHO'S RECOMMENDING THAT.

AT THE END OF THE DAY, THE ADMINISTRATION DOES NOT DECIDE THIS, THE BOARD DOES.

FOR THE SAME REASONS THAT TRUSTEE MACKEY MENTIONED, WE ARE IN SINGLE-MEMBER DISTRICTS TO REPRESENT OUR DISTRICTS.

THIS IS THE 2020 BOND THAT'S GOING TO IMPACT A LOT OF CAMPUSES IN OUR VERY NEIGHBORHOODS.

I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE ARE CONTINUING TO LOOK FOR QUALIFIED PEOPLE WITHIN OUR DISTRICT AND HAVE THEM.

I TOO BELIEVE THAT WE DO HAVE THEM THROUGHOUT OUR DISTRICT.

THEREFORE, WHILE I UNDERSTAND THE SENTIMENTS OF MY COLLEAGUES ON THIS ONE, I WILL BE NOT SUPPORTING THE AMENDMENT FOR THOSE REASONS.

WE'LL MOVE ON TO SECOND ROUND. TRUSTEE FOREMAN?

>> I DON'T THINK ANY OF US ARE SAYING THERE MIGHT NOT BE QUALIFIED PEOPLE WITHIN OUR DISTRICT.

I TAKE SOME OFFENSE TO THAT BECAUSE THAT'S NOT THE LANGUAGE THAT I'VE USED.

THE LANGUAGE THAT I'VE USED IS THE ADMINISTRATION SHOULD NOT BE TELLING THE TRUSTEES WHO THEY CAN PICK.

IF I RECALL, MOST OF YOU WERE NOWHERE AROUND BUT WHEN HOME RULE CHARTER WAS AROUND, MIKE MARATH CHOSE EDWIN FLORES TO SERVE ON THE HOME RULE CHARTER COMMITTEE.

WASN'T IN HIS DISTRICT BUT HE DID IT.

HE DIDN'T HAVE A PROBLEM WITH THAT THEN.

BUT NOW, IT'S A PROBLEM FOR SOMEBODY ELSE TO CHOOSE OUTSIDE OF THEIR DISTRICT.

I WANT THE MOST QUALIFIED PERSON THAT I CAN SIT AT THE TABLE, AND I THINK THE ADMINISTRATION HAS GONE TOO FAR IN TRYING TO DICTATE TO THE BOARD.

NOW, I MIGHT LOSE THIS VOTE, BUT I KNOW ONE THING, I'M GOING TO APPOINT THE BEST PERSON THAT I SEE POSSIBLE, AND YOU'RE JUST GOING TO HAVE TO TELL ME THEY CAN'T BE THERE.

TRUSTEE MICCICHE, I DON'T WANT IT TO BE AN EXCEPTION.

WE DON'T NEED TO BE SETTING UP EXCEPTIONS.

WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE LEARN HOW TO STAND FIRM ON SOME ISSUES.

YES, I MIGHT HAVE A QUALIFIED PERSON.

YES, I MIGHT KNOW SOMEBODY THAT'S MORE QUALIFIED.

THIS IS A $20-BILLION BOND.

DO YOU KNOW QUALIFIED PEOPLE IN SOME PART OF 232 OR 15? YOU CAN ANSWER ME BUT THEY WON'T LET ANYBODY ANSWER, AND SO I'LL GIVE IT TO YOU.

>> OKAY, I'LL DO THEM.

>>

>> YEAH.

>> MY CONCERN IS THE TRUSTEE SHOULD HAVE THE ABILITY TO PICK AND CHOOSE WHO THEY WANT.

I CAN TELL YOU, IT WAS NOT IN THE 2002 CHARTER.

IT WAS NOT IN THE 2008 CHARTER.

IT WAS NOT IN THE 2015 CHARTER.

IT IS VERY SUSPICIOUS THAT THE ADMINISTRATION WILL COME UP WITH THAT LANGUAGE.

>> THANK YOU, TRUSTEE FOREMAN, TRUSTEE MICCICHE, AND TRUSTEE MARSHALL.

>> THE LITTLE EXCHANGE BETWEEN TRUSTEE FLORES AND TRUSTEE JOHNSON, WELL, I DON'T RECALL THAT BUT THE VOTE I WAS THINKING ABOUT WAS A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO.

IN TERMS OF FINDING THE MOST QUALIFIED PERSON, ARE WE LIMITING THIS TO THE DISTRICT, THE BIG DALLAS ISD AS OPPOSED TO THE SINGLE MEMBER DISTRICT OR ARE WE ABLE TO APPOINT PEOPLE FROM AUSTIN? IT JUST SEEMS TO ME THAT WE NEED

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TO FOCUS ON THE FACT THAT BECAUSE WE REPRESENT SINGLE-MEMBER DISTRICTS, WE SHOULD FIND COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

LIKE SAID, I UNDERSTAND THAT REASONABLE MINDS MAY DISAGREE AND I DO KNOW PEOPLE IN DISTRICT 6.

HOW ABOUT LUCY LIVINGSTON?

>> NO, LUCY DOESN'T HAVE IT.

>> OKAY.

>>

>> OKAY. WELL, SHE ALSO HAS EXPERIENCE ON THE BOND COMMITTEE.

LOOK, MY VIEW IS THAT YOU SHOULD PICK SOMEBODY FROM YOUR OWN DISTRICT AND IT'S UP FOR A VOTE HERE.

IF YOU DISAGREE, VOTE THE OTHER WAY BUT I'VE BEEN CONSISTENT ON THIS FOR A LONG TIME.

I WISH THE ADMINISTRATION HAD RECOGNIZED THE PAST HISTORY ON THIS, AND DWAYNE YOU WEREN'T HERE WHEN WE HAD THE VOTE THAT I WAS THINKING ABOUT.

IT'S NOW BEFORE THE BOARD.

THE BOARD MAKES THE FINAL DECISION AND ADMINISTRATION IS NOT MAKING THE DECISION.

ALL THE ADMINISTRATION DID WAS PRESENT A DRAFT FOR THE BOARD TO DECIDE, AND I CAN LIVE WITH EITHER OUTCOME BUT I THINK THE BETTER OUTCOME IS THE ONE I'VE STATED. THANKS.

>> THANK YOU, TRUSTEE MICCICHE. TRUSTEE MARSHALL?

>> YEAH, I'LL BE BRIEF. I AGREE WITH TRUSTEE MICCICHE ON THE MERITS OF THE POLICY.

I THINK IT MAKES A WHOLE LOT OF SENSE IF YOU'RE A SINGLE MEMBER DISTRICT, THAT YOU SHOULD APPOINT SOMEBODY FROM YOUR OWN DISTRICT.

I ALSO THINK IT'S A SILLY ARGUMENT THAT WITH 100,000 PEOPLE IN YOUR DISTRICT, THAT YOU CAN'T FIND SOMEBODY THAT'S QUALIFIED WITHIN EVERY ONE OF OUR DISTRICTS.

LASTLY, I WOULD SAY I AGREE WITH PRESIDENT MACKEY ABOUT THE ADMINISTRATION IN BRINGING THIS FORWARD.

TO ME, IT IS JUST A DRAFT AND THAT HAPPENS ALL THE TIME.

I MEAN, WE HAVE THE WHOLE B SET OF LOCAL GOVERNANCE POLICIES GOVERN THE ACTION OF THE BOARD, BUT EVERY PROPOSED CHANGE TO B OR TO BA OR BB, ALL OF THOSE POLICIES, WHEN WE' VOTED ON THEM AS A BOARD, THOSE PROPOSED CHANGES HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TO US BY THE ADMINISTRATION.

THAT'S THE ADMINISTRATION MAKING PROPOSED POLICY CHANGES TO THE WAY THE BOARD RUNS ITS MEETINGS AND GOVERNS ITSELF.

THIS IS NO DIFFERENT THAN THAT.

THIS IS THE ADMINISTRATION COMING FORWARD AND SAYING, "WE THINK THIS IS THE BEST WAY TO DO IT.

WE'RE GOING TO PROPOSE THIS DRAFT.

YOU GUYS GET TO VOTE AND MAKE THE FINAL DETERMINATION." SO IT DOESN'T OFFEND ME IN ANY WAY THAT THE ADMINISTRATION BROUGHT FORWARD DRAFT LANGUAGE ON THIS.

TO TRUSTEE MICCICHE'S POINT, THIS IS THE REASON WHY WE VOTE.

IF WE HAVE DIFFERENT OPINIONS, THEN WE ALL AS A BODY CORPORATE, WILL LIVE WITH THE DECISION OF THE MAJORITY.

BUT I APPRECIATE THE ADMINISTRATION FOR BRINGING IT FORWARD. THANKS.

>> THANK YOU, TRUSTEE MARSHALL. TRUSTEE HENRY?

>> YEAH. I DON'T KNOW WHY WE KEEP REITERATING THAT THE FIVE TRUSTEES VOTE A CERTAIN WAY, BUT IT'S THE WILL OF THE BOARD.

I THINK WE ALL KNOW THAT EVERYONE'S FREE TO VOTE HOW THEY WANT TO AND IF THE VOTE GOES A CERTAIN WAY, IT IS WHAT IT IS.

I DON'T THINK WE NEED TO KEEP REITERATING OR MIND OUR COLLEAGUES ON THE BOARD HOW THIS BOARD OPERATES.

SINCE I'VE BEEN ON THE BOARD, THIS IS THE FIRST TIME THE ADMINISTRATION HAS BROUGHT SOMETHING FORWARD THAT LIMITS MY FLEXIBILITY AS A TRUSTEE.

THE BOARD POLICY TO DESCRIBE IT, I'VE NEVER HAD ONE OF THOSE COMING TO ME AND SAYING WHO I CAN OR CANNOT APPOINT TO A BOARD-APPOINTED COMMITTEE.

I THINK THERE'S A SLIGHT DISTINCTION.

WE CAN GO BACK AND FORTH, BUT THERE'S A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE POLICIES THAT MIGHT COME FROM TASB, ETC., TO A CHARTER THAT'S ACTUALLY TELLING ME WHAT I CAN AND CANNOT DO AS A TRUSTEE.

I THINK THERE'S A BIG DISTINCTION THERE IN TRUSTEE MICCHICE'S POINT, AND THIS IS WHY REASONABLE MINDS DISAGREE.

THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE HEARING RIGHT NOW.

THE IDEA OF WHAT'S THE LIMIT, CAN YOU GET SOMEONE FROM AUSTIN, CAN YOU GET SOMEONE FROM WHEREVER? WELL, WE SEE THAT ON THE SAME THING ON THE ADMINISTRATION SIDE OF THE POLICY.

THE SUPERINTENDENT ALSO WAS TALKING ABOUT THAT PREDATED PROBABLY MOST OF US, MAYBE NOT TRUSTEE FLORES, IT WAS EXACTLY THAT.

WE HAVE PEOPLE MAKING BIG-TIME DECISIONS, GOOD DECISIONS. I LOVE DWAYNE.

YOU'RE MY FAVORITE PEOPLE IN THE BROTHER DWAYNE DID NOT LIVE IN DALLAS.

MATTER OF FACT, IS THERE A CHIEF? RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU'RE A CHIEF THAT LIVES IN THE CITY OF DALLAS.

DR. LUSK, SUSANNA CORDOVA.

THAT'S 2, 3, 4.

LET ME DO IT THE OTHER WAY. HOW MANY DO NOT? I DON'T WANT TO DO THAT TO PEOPLE, BUT MY POINT IS WE HAVE A LOT OF PEOPLE MAKING SOME MAJOR DECISIONS IN OUR DISTRICT DOING A GOOD JOB MAKING THOSE MAJOR DECISIONS LIKE DWAYNE AND DO NOT RESIDE IN THE CITY OF DALLAS.

THE CITY OF DALLAS, AUSTIN DISTRICT I GET IT.

BUT IF WE'RE GOING TO MAKE THAT ARGUMENT, WE NEED TO BE CONSISTENT.

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I THINK WHAT SOME PEOPLE ARE LOOKING FOR THE PERSON THAT'S THE BEST PERSON FOR THE JOB.

DWAYNE IN THE SUPERINTENDENT'S SIDE IS THE BEST PERSON FOR THE JOB.

I THINK HE'S PRETTY DARN GOOD TOO.

HE JUST HAPPENS TO LIVE SOMEWHERE ELSE.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE THAT POINT.

AGAIN, REASONABLE MINDS WILL DISAGREE.

BUT I THINK A LOT OF THESE THINGS THAT HAD BEEN THROWN OUT THERE ARE CONVENIENT ARGUMENTS AND IF WE'RE CONSISTENT WITH THE ADMINISTRATION AND BOARD, WE WOULDN'T BE TALKING ABOUT THIS RIGHT NOW.

IF YOU REQUEST MAKING ME REFINE SOMEONE IN MY SINGLE MEMBER DISTRICT THAT LIVES IN DISTRICT 9, WHICH I WILL DO, THEN AT THE SAME TIME THE SAME LOGIC WORKS.

HOW BIG IS OUR BUDGET THIS YEAR? WHAT IS THE BUDGET? YEAH, THAT BIG, 150,000 STUDENTS, 20,000 EMPLOYEES. THAT'S A BIG ENTITY.

THOSE FOLKS PAY TAXES IN THE CITY.

IT'S JUST A SLIPPERY SLOPE.

I DON'T LIKE THE APPROACH OF THE ADMINISTRATION.

I'D MUCH RATHER, WE DEBATE WHAT TRUSTEE FLORES HAD AND IT GOES UP OR DOWN.

I GET TRUSTEE MARSHALL ALSO, WE HAVE TO VOTE FOR IT HERE, BUT THE PROCESS IS A BIT DIFFERENT.

IT WAS EMBEDDED IN A CHARTER.

SOMEONE FOUND IT, BROUGHT IT TO LIFE.

THEN WE HAVE A DISCUSSION ABOUT THIS, MUCH DIFFERENT THAN TRUSTEE FLORES BRINGING THE POLICY.

HOW MANY TIMES HAS THE POLICY HAD TO BE READ, TRUSTEE FLORES? YOU'RE THE EXPERT ON THIS. HOW MANY TIMES?

>> IT HAS TO BE WRITTEN TWICE.

TWICE IN A BRIEFING AND THEN WE VOTE ON IT.

THAT'S THREE OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE TRUSTEES AND THE PUBLIC TO HAVE A DISCUSSION ABOUT WHAT TRUSTEE MICCICHE ALREADY ADMITTED WAS A CONTROVERSIAL ISSUE, AS OPPOSED TO IT JUST GETTING PLANTED IN A CHARTER, AND IT COMES OUT HOW IT HAS AND WE HAVE THIS ONE-TIME DISCUSSION WE'LL VOTE HOW WE VOTE, BUT I DO WANT TO BE ON RECORD THAT REASONABLE MINDS WILL DISAGREE AND SOMEBODY IN THE ROOM ARE HEARING JUST SLIPPERY SLOPES, AND WE'RE NOT TREATING THE BOARD AND THE ADMINISTRATION THE SAME WAY.

I DON'T KNOW WHY WE WOULD GET THAT UP AS THE BOARD, WE'RE THE BOARD AND I'LL LEAVE IT AT THAT.

>> THANK YOU, TRUSTEE HENRY. TRUSTEE JOHNSON?

>> BROTHER DWAYNE, YOU CAN MOVE IN DISTRICT 5.

TRUSTEE HENRY BROUGHT OUT THAT WE'VE ONLY HAD ONE DISCUSSION.

I THINK IT WAS REMOVED.

WE COMPLETELY REMOVED IT OFF THE AGENDA AND PUT IT ON THE NEXT BRIEFING. CAN WE DO THAT?

>> THE ONLY WAY THAT THAT WOULD BE POSSIBLE WAS IF THE BOARD WERE TO MAKE A MOTION TO POSTPONE THIS ITEM IN ORDER TO SUMMARILY PASS.

>> CAN I MAKE THAT MOTION

>> YEAH, SO WE HAVE TO GET BACK TO THE MAIN MOTION.

JUST TO CLARIFY SOME OF THE THINGS, I WENT BACK AND LOOKED, I GUESS THERE WAS MAYBE A TIME PRIOR WHERE THERE WAS A VOTE.

THE LAST TIME THAT THIS WAS DISCUSSED WAS ON OCTOBER 3, 2019, WHICH WAS THE FIRST RE-BRIEFING OF THE POLICY THAT WAS DISCUSSED.

IT CAME BACK ON NOVEMBER 7TH BRIEFING 2019 FOR A SECOND READ POLICY, AND IT WAS PULLED OFF THE AGENDA AND NOT VOTED ON AT THE NIGHT NOVEMBER 24TH, 2019 MEETING.

JUST FOR CLARITY AROUND THAT.

ANY OTHER COMMENTS THE SECOND ROUND? TRUSTEES, WE WILL NOW VOTE ON THE AMENDMENT, AND YOU ARE VOTING WHETHER TO ACCEPT THE AMENDMENT AS WRITTEN AS TRUSTEE FOREMAN HAS NOTED IT.

A "YES" VOTE MEANS YOU ARE ACCEPTING THE AMENDED LANGUAGE.

A "NO" VOTE MEANS YOU ARE NOT ACCEPTING THE AMENDED LANGUAGE AND REVERTING TO THE LANGUAGE THAT IT IS POSTED AS.

>> COULD SHE YOU PLEASE READ THE AMENDED LANGUAGE SO THERE'S A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING?

>> THANK YOU FOR THAT. YES.

>> THE AMENDMENT IS TO STRIKE THE TEXT WHO RESIDES IN THE DISTRICT HE OR SHE REPRESENTS.

BEING ADDED ARE THE WORDS TO THE COMMITTEE.

IF ADOPTED, THE MOTION WOULD READ, BOARD MEMBERS MUST APPOINT ONE INDIVIDUAL TO THE COMMITTEE.

>> TRUSTEES, THIS IS ON YOUR SCREEN FOR YOUR VOTE.

AGAIN, A "YES" VOTE ACCEPTS THIS NEW LANGUAGE, A "NO" VOTE DECLINES THIS NEW LANGUAGE.

YOU MAY VOTE.

>> THE MOTION PASSES TWO VOTING YES AND SEVEN VOTING NO.

I MEAN FAIR, THE MOTION FAILS TWO VOTING YES, AND SEVEN VOTING NO.

>> OKAY. TRUSTEES, YOU HAVE REJECTED THE MOTION FOR AN AMENDMENT TO THE LANGUAGE.

WE ARE NOW BACK TO THE MAIN MOTION ON THE FLOOR AROUND APPROVING THE CHARTER TO ESTABLISH THE 2020 BOND ADVISORY COMMITTEE AS ORIGINALLY WRITTEN.

WE WILL NOW EXCEPT DISCUSSION ON THIS ITEM. TRUSTEE MARSHALL.

>> I MOVE TO CALL A VOTE.

>> I DON'T BELIEVE WE CAN CALL A VOTE UNTIL A SECOND ROUND OF CONVERSATION. FAYE, CAN YOU?

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>> IF THERE'S AN OBJECTION, YOU HAVE TO TAKE A VOTE ON CALLING THE QUESTION, BUT IF THERE'S NO OBJECTION, THEN YOU CAN DO THAT.

YOU NEED TO SECOND UNLESS YOU ALL GO AHEAD.

>> OKAY. IT'S BEEN MOVED TO CALL THE QUESTION BY TRUSTEE MARSHALL.

WELL, FIRST OF ALL, IS THERE ANY OBJECTION? SECONDED BY TRUSTEE FLORES. IS THERE ANY OBJECTION?

>> YES.

>> OKAY. TRUSTEE FOREMAN HAS OBJECTED TO IT, SO WE WILL TAKE A VOTE.

THE MOTION NOW ON THE FLOOR IS THE MOTION TO CALL THIS QUESTION.

A "YES" VOTE WOULD RESULT IN US VOTING IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARDS ON THE MAIN MOTION.

A "NO" VOTE WOULD MEAN WE WOULD HAVE A ROUND OF DISCUSSION.

>> TRUSTEE MACKEY?

>> YES.

>> IS THERE ANY WAY THAT WE CAN VOTE TO POSTPONE THIS ITEM? OR DO WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH?

>> I THINK YOU HAVE TO VOTE ON THIS MOTION, BUT FAYE YOU CAN CORRECT ME.

>> MOTION TO POSTPONE WOULD HAVE TO BE A DEFINITE TIME, OTHERWISE, JUST TO POSTPONE

>> BUT TO CALL THE QUESTION IS A SUPERIOR MOTION, IS IT NOT?

>> YES.

>> SO WE HAVE TO VOTE ON THIS?

>> YES.

>> WE WILL BE VOTING ON THIS. AGAIN, THE MOTION ON THE FLOOR IS TO CALL THE QUESTION ON WHETHER OR NOT WE WILL VOTE ON THIS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING, OR HAVE DISCUSSION AROUND IT.

A "YES" VOTE CALLS THE QUESTION IMMEDIATELY, A "NO" VOTE WILL ALLOW DISCUSSION ON THIS ITEM.

TRUSTEES, YOU MAY CAST YOUR VOTE.

>>

>> THAT WAS BY MARSHALL AND FLORES.

>> WE VOTE BY HAND?

>> MARSHALL? WHO MADE THE MOTION?

>> MARSHALL AND FLORES.

>> MARSHALL MADE THE MOTION SECONDED BY TRUSTEE FLORES.

>> OKAY. TAKE A VOTE.

WE COULD VOTE BY COMPUTER.

TRUSTEE FOREMAN AND TRUSTEE HENRY.

OKAY. THE MOTION PASSES SIX VOTING YES AND THREE VOTING NO.

>> OKAY. TRUSTEES, YOU HAVE JUST ADOPTED THE MOTION TO CALL THE QUESTION.

THAT MEANS WE WILL MOVE DIRECTLY TO VOTING ON THE MAIN MOTION.

AGAIN, WHAT IS MOVED AND SECONDED IS TO APPROVE THE CHARTER TO ESTABLISH THE 2020 BOND ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND SUNSET THE 2015 BOND ADVISORY COMMITTEE EFFECTIVE JUNE 30TH, 2021.

TRUSTEES, YOU ARE NOW VOTING ON THIS ITEM.

YOU MAY CAST YOUR VOTES.

>> TRUSTEE JOHNSON, THE MOTION PASSES, EIGHT VOTING YES AND ONE VOTING NO.

>> TRUSTEES, YOU HAVE JUST ADOPTED THE MOTION APPROVING THE CHARTER TO ESTABLISH THE 2020 BOND ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND SUNSET THE 2015 BOND ADVISORY COMMITTEE EFFECTIVE JUNE 30TH, 2021.

NEXT, WE WILL MOVE ON TO ITEM 8.05, ADOPT THE 2021,

[8.05 Consider and Take Possible Action to Adopt the 2021-2022 Fiscal Year Budget (Consent Item 7.34, Pulled by the Administration)]

2022 FISCAL YEAR BUDGET, CONSENT ITEM, 7.34 PULLED BY ADMINISTRATION. DO I HAVE A MOTION?

>> MOVE TO APPROVE.

>> SECOND.

>> IS THE MOVE BY TRUSTEE FLORES AND SECONDED BY TRUSTEE MARSHALL? TRUSTEES, DO WE HAVE ANY DISCUSSION?

>> YES.

>> TRUSTEE FOREMAN FOLLOWED BY TRUSTEE MARSHALL.

>> SORRY.

>> OKAY. TRUSTEE FOREMAN.

>> OKAY. DWAYNE, SINCE YOU STRIPPED ME NOW OF MAKING MY CHOICE, I WANT TO ASK YOU A QUESTION REGARDING THE BUDGET.

WITH THE BUDGET, YOU SAID THAT WE COULD LOOK AT BONUSES FOR THE STAFF WHEN?

>> THE ENDING FUND BALANCES WHICH WILL BE PRETTY MUCH SIMULTANEOUS TO

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ALSO WHAT WE'RE MOVING OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND AND BE ABLE TO TAKE A LOOK AT THAT AS MAY BE A POSSIBILITY.

>> WHAT'S THAT TIMELINE?

>> I BELIEVE THAT WE'RE DONE WITH THE FINALIZED AND CLOSE OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND AROUND THE END OF SEPTEMBER.

>> ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, TRUSTEE FOREMAN. ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ON THE BUDGET? ALL RIGHT. TRUSTEES, YOU MAY NOW CAST YOUR VOTE.

>> THE MOTION PASSES 9-0.

>> THANK YOU, TRUSTEES. YOU HAVE JUST ADOPTED THE MOTION APPROVING TO ADOPT THE 2021-2022 FISCAL YEAR BUDGET.

WE ARE NOW GOING TO MOVE ON TO ITEM 8.07

[8.07 Consider and Take Possible Action to Authorize the District to Negotiate and Enter into Agreements with Selected Firms for Land Surveying Services in Conjunction with the 2020 Bond Program and Other Projects Managed by Construction Services (Not to Exceed $6,000,000.00 Over Five Years with Two One-Year Renewal Options; General Operating, Special Revenue and Bond Funds) (Consent Item 7.45, Pulled by Trustees Joyce Foreman and Justin Henry)]

BECAUSE 8.06 WAS PUT BACK ON THE AGENDA DURING CONSENT.

8.07, AUTHORIZE THE DISTRICT TO NEGOTIATE AND ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS WITH SELECTED FIRMS FOR LAND SURVEYING SERVICES IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE 2020 BOND PROGRAM AND OTHER PROJECTS MANAGED BY CONSTRUCTION SERVICES.

NOT TO EXCEED $6 MILLION OVER FIVE YEARS WITH TWO ONE-YEAR RENEWAL OPTIONS.

GENERAL OPERATING, SPECIAL REVENUE AND BOND FUNDS.

CONSENT ITEM 7.45 PULL BY TRUSTEES FOREMAN AND HENRY. DO I HAVE A MOTION?

>> MOTION TO APPROVE.

>> SECOND.

>> IT'S BEEN MOVED BY TRUSTEE FLORES AND SECONDED BY TRUSTEE MARSHALL. DO WE HAVE DISCUSSION?

>> YES.

>> TRUSTEE FOREMAN.

>> HAVE WE DONE ALL OF THE LAND SURVEYING FOR THE 2015 BOND THAT'S NOT COMPLETED?

>> I WOULD ANTICIPATE THAT ALL OF THE 2015 IS COMPLETED.

>> HOW MUCH DO WE STILL HAVE IN THE 2015 BOND THAT HASN'T BEEN ALLOCATED OR ALLOCATED BUT NOT SPENT?

>> I WOULD HAVE TO GET TO THE EXACT AMOUNT.

I DON'T KNOW OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD.

OBVIOUSLY, THERE'S CONTRACTS THAT HAVE BEEN LET, BUT HAVEN'T BEEN ACTUALLY SPENT YET.

>> PROJECTS THAT ARE YET TO BE BID.

>> THEY'RE IN THE PROCESS OF GOING THROUGH THE PROCESS NOW TO GO OUT FOR BID.

>> WE'VE SUBSETTED THAT BOND COMMITTEE, BUT WE STILL GOT ADDITIONAL REVENUE.

>> THERE SHOULDN'T BE ANY ADDITIONAL REVENUE.

THERE WOULD JUST BE EXPENDITURES.

>> ADDITIONAL EXPENDITURES BUT WE DON'T HAVE A COMMITTEE THAT'S LOOKING AT THAT.

I ASK THAT QUESTION BASED ON THE SURVEYS, BECAUSE I'VE JUST WONDER IF WE STILL HAVE ANY MONEY IN THE 2015 BOND WHERE THERE WILL STILL BE SURVEYS FOR ANY PROPERTY?

>> I DON'T I DON'T BELIEVE THERE'S ANY SURVEY SERVICES THAT WE NEED FOR THE REMAINING PROJECTS.

>> OKAY. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, TRUSTEE FOREMAN, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ON THIS ITEM? TRUSTEES, YOU MAY NOW CAST YOUR VOTE.

>> TRUSTEE FOREMAN.

>> YOU WANT ME TO VOTE FOR YOU? OKAY. THE MOTION PASSES.

EIGHT VOTING YES AND ONE ABSTAINING.

>> TRUSTEES, YOU HAVE JUST ADAPTED THE MOTION APPROVING TO AUTHORIZE THE DISTRICT TO NEGOTIATE AND ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS WITH SELECTED FIRMS FOR LAND SURVEYING SERVICES IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE 2020 BOND PROGRAM AND OTHER PROJECTS MANAGED BY CONSTRUCTION SERVICES NOT TO EXCEED $6 MILLION OVER FIVE YEARS WITH TWO ONE YEAR OPTION RENEWALS, GENERAL OPERATING, SPECIAL REVENUE AND BOND FUNDS.

TRUSTEES, NOW WE'RE ON ITEM 8.08,

[8.08 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve a Resolution to Negotiate and Enter (1) The Acquisition of Improvements, and (2) A 40-Year Ground Lease with The University of Texas System for Property Located at 6516 Forest Park Road, Dallas, Texas, for the Development of a Pre-K Through 8TH Grade Early Childhood STEM School (Acquisition: $1,030,000.00; Ground Lease $17,456,173; Bond and General Operating Funds) (Consent Item 7.50, Pulled by Trustees Joyce Foreman and Justin Henry)]

APPROVE A RESOLUTION TO NEGOTIATE AND ENTER THE ACQUISITION OF IMPROVEMENTS AND A 40 YEAR GROUND LEASE WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 6516 FOREST PARK ROAD, DALLAS, TEXAS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PRE-K THROUGH 8TH GRADE EARLY CHILDHOOD STEM SCHOOL ACQUISITION, $1,000,030,000,

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ROUNDLY $17,000,456,173, BOND AND GENERAL OPERATING FUNDS.

CONSENT ITEM 7.5, PULLED BY TRUSTEES FOREMAN AND HENRY, DO I HAVE A MOTION?

>> MOVE TO APPROVE.

>> SECOND.

>> IT'S BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED BY TRUSTEES FLORES AND MARSHALL.

TRUSTEES, DO WE HAVE ANY DISCUSSION?

>> YES.

>> TRUSTEE FOREMAN.

>> DWAYNE, AFTER THE 40 YEAR TIMEFRAME.

ACTUALLY THIS IS $17 MILLION TO THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM.

SIMILAR TO WHAT WE'RE DOING WITH UNT DOWNTOWN WHERE WE'RE PAYING $750,000 A YEAR FOR RENT.

WE'RE JUST PICKING OUT PLACES TO GIVE THESE UNIVERSITIES MONEY? ARE WE LOOKING AT THE BEST PLACE? BECAUSE IT'S THE 17 MILLION FOR THE GROUND LIST HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CONSTRUCTION.

WHAT'S THE CONSTRUCTION COSTS THAT WE'VE ALLOCATED TO THIS LOCATION?

>> I BELIEVE THE CONSTRUCTION COST IS AROUND 30 SOMETHING MILLION DOLLARS.

I'D HAVE TO GET THE EXACT AMOUNT.

>> THIRTY SOMETHING MILLION DOLLARS.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE 40 YEAR GROUND LIST? WHAT HAPPENS, WE HAVE TO GO BACK IN AND RENEGOTIATE AND GIVE THEM ANOTHER 17 MILLION?

>> THE BOARD HAS A FIVE YEAR OPTION IN ADDITION TO THAT.

YOU COULD EXERCISE THAT FIVE YEAR OPTION.

OR AT THAT POINT IF YOU DIDN'T WANT TO DO THAT, YOU COULD RE-NEGOTIATE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME.

>> THE FIVE YEAR OPTION WILL COST WHAT?

>> THE FIVE YEAR OPTION WOULD CONTINUE.

>> THE 17 MILLION?

>> THE 17 MILLION IS THE LEASE PAYMENT OF 289 A YEAR FOR 40 YEARS PLUS A TWO PERCENT ESCALATOR ANNUALLY.

AN ADDITIONAL FIVE YEARS WOULD COST WHATEVER THAT

>> IT WILL COST WHAT?

>> WHATEVER THAT ESCALATOR GOT TO FOR THAT YEAR TIMES FIVE YEARS.

LET'S SAY, FOR INSTANCE, IF IT WAS 300,000 A YEAR, THEN IT WOULD BE ANOTHER 1.5 MILLION FOR THOSE FIVE YEARS.

BUT THAT WOULD ALL BE DETERMINED AT THE TIME, WHATEVER THE ESCALATOR HAD BEEN UP TO THAT POINT.

>> OKAY. THANK YOU.

>> THANK YOU, TRUSTEE FOREMAN.

TRUSTEES, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS ON THIS ITEM? SEEING NONE, YOU MAY GET UP. NOW CAST YOUR VOTE.

>> MOTION PASSES. EIGHT VOTING YES AND ONE ABSTAINING.

>> TRUSTEES, YOU HAVE JUST ADOPTED THE MOTION APPROVING THE RESOLUTION, AND NEGOTIATE AND ENTER THE ACQUISITION OF IMPROVEMENTS AND A 40-YEAR GROUND LEASE WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SYSTEM FOR PROPERTY LOCATED AT 6516 FOREST PARK ROAD, DALLAS, TEXAS FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PRE-K THROUGH EIGHTH-GRADE EARLY CHILDHOOD STEM SCHOOL ACQUISITION, $1,030,000, GROUND LEASE $17,456,173 BOND AND GENERAL OPERATING FUNDS.

TRUSTEES, NOW, WE'RE MOVING ON TO ITEM 8.09, AUTHORIZE, NEGOTIATE,

[8.09 Consider and Take Possible Action to Authorize, Negotiate and Enter into Cooperative Agreement with Recommended Vendor for Multifunctional Copiers, Equipment and Services for Districtwide Use (Not to Exceed $18,000,000 Over Four Years Including Renewal Options / General Operating/Special Revenue/Bond Funds) (Consent Item 7.56, Pulled by the Administration)]

AND ENTER INTO COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT WITH RECOMMENDED VENDOR FOR MULTI-FUNCTIONAL COPIERS, EQUIPMENT, AND SERVICES FOR DISTRICT-WIDE USE.

NOT TO EXCEED 18 MILLION OVER FOUR YEARS, INCLUDING RENEWAL OPTIONS, GENERAL OPERATING, SPECIAL REVENUE, AND BOND FUNDS.

CONSENT ITEMS 7.56, PULLED BY ADMINISTRATION. DO I HAVE A MOTION?

>> I MOVE TO APPROVE.

>> SECOND.

>> IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED BY TRUSTEE FLORES AND TRUSTEE MARSHALS.

DO WE HAVE ANY DISCUSSION ON THIS ITEM?

>> DISCUSSION.

>> TRUSTEE JOHNSON.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO ASK CAN WE EXTEND EXISTING MONTH TO MONTH AGREEMENT FOR THREE MONTHS TO HAVE THIS LOOKED INTO MORE, MORE INVESTIGATED?

>> SORRY, PLEASE SAY THE QUESTION AGAIN?

>> CAN WE EXTEND THE EXISTING MONTH-TO-MONTH AGREEMENT FOR THREE MONTHS TO HAVE THIS INVESTIGATED?

>> ARE YOU MAKING A MOTION TO POSTPONE THIS ITEM?

>> YES.

>> I NEED TO MAKE A MOTION TO POSTPONE THIS ITEM.

>> MAKE A MOTION TO POSTPONE THIS ITEM.

>> FOR THREE MONTHS?

>> YES.

>> THERE'S THE MOTION TO POSTPONE THIS ITEM FOR THREE MONTHS. DO I HEAR A SECOND?

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>> SECOND.

>> IT'S BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED TO POSTPONE THIS ITEM.

DO WE HAVE ANY DISCUSSION? TRUSTEE FLORES?

>> I DO HAVE A DISCUSSION.

I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHAT THE BENEFIT WILL BE OF POSTPONING.

WE NEED TO MOVE WITH SOME ALACRITY ON THIS.

I UNDERSTAND THAT OUR CONTRACT IS RUNNING OUT.

IF WE DELAY THREE MONTHS, THEN THAT MEANS THAT NOTHING WILL SHOW UP IN OUR SCHOOLS UNTIL SEPTEMBER REGARDLESS OF WHAT THAT OUTCOME LOOKS LIKE.

CAN THE ADMINISTRATION HELP ME OUT ON THIS? IS MY UNDERSTANDING CORRECT OR INCORRECT? MY UNDERSTANDING IS THAT WE DO NEED TO MOVE QUICKLY ON THIS.

WHAT'S THE ADMINISTRATION'S RECOMMENDATION?

>> THERE'S A AND THEN THERE'S A PORTION THAT WILL END THE JULY OF 22.

WHAT WE ARE RECOMMENDING IS TO MOVE FORWARD WITH CO-OP SO WE CAN REPLACE THE CONTRACT FOR THE JULY 1ST OF THIS YEAR EXPIRATION.

>> COME JULY 1ST, THOSE MACHINES ARE GOING, THEY'RE DISAPPEARING.

THE SCHOOLS DON'T HAVE ANYTHING ON THE CAMPUS.

>> WE DO NOT HAVE BOARD AUTHORIZATION FOR ANY EXPENDITURE PAST JULY 1ST ON THAT CONTRACT.

>> THEN THOSE MACHINES DISAPPEAR? WHOEVER COMES IN, FETCHES THEM, AND SAYONARA.

>> OR IF THEY REMAINED AND WE HAD AN UNAUTHORIZED EXPENDITURE.

>> THEN YOU GUYS WOULD BE SPENDING MONEY THAT WE DIDN'T AUTHORIZE.

>> THAT IS CORRECT.

>> IF YOU SPENT THE MONEY.

>> THAT'S CORRECT.

>> BUT IF YOU DIDN'T SPEND THE MONEY, IF YOU SAID, "HEY, SORRY, WE HAVE NO BOARD AUTHORIZATION.

WE CAN'T SPEND THIS MONEY.

TOO BAD, SO SAD, COME AND GET YOUR STUFF." RIGHT?

>> THAT WOULD BE ANOTHER OPTION, YES SIR.

>> I THINK THAT WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS. THANK YOU.

>> WELL, WE COULD BEG TEACHERS NOT TO MAKE ANY COPIES OF ANYTHING.

>> THANK YOU. TRUSTEE FLORES, TRUSTEE FOREMAN?

>> A COUPLE OF THINGS.

WHEN I FIRST GOT ON THIS BOARD, WE RATIFIED EXPENDITURES BY THE ADMINISTRATION OUT OF THE KAZOO, PERIOD.

DON'T TRY TO PLAY LIKE WE HAVEN'T RATIFIED EXPENDITURES BECAUSE WE HAVE.

THAT'S A COP-OUT.

THERE'S ALSO AN OPPORTUNITY, IN MY OPINION, TO EXTEND THE CONTRACT THAT WE COULD HAVE EXTENDED THE CONTRACT THAT IS UP FOR THIS YEAR.

WE COULD HAVE MADE THAT EXTENSION.

THE DISTRICT OPTED NOT TO EVEN LOOK AT THAT.

I THINK IT WOULD'VE BEHOOVED US TO EXTEND THE CONTRACT UNTIL WE GO WORK THROUGH WHATEVER IT WAS WE WERE GOING THROUGH.

WE CAN'T JUST SIT UP AND PLAY LIKE WE DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON.

IT'S NOT LIKE THE TEACHERS ARE NOT GOING TO MAKE ANY COPIES, DR. HINOJOSA.

WE'RE NOT TRYING TO KEEP THE TEACHERS FROM NOT HAVING THE RESOURCES THAT THEY NEED, BUT WE WANT TO DO WAS IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE DISTRICT NOT WHAT'S CONVENIENT.

EVERYBODY KNOWS HOW I FEEL ABOUT CO-OPS.

YOU CUT OUT EVERYBODY'S OPPORTUNITY, BUT THOSE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BID ON THE CO-OPS.

THOSE ARE USUALLY LARGER COMPANIES.

HAVE EXTENDED THE CONTRACT SO WE CAN WORK THROUGH WHATEVER THIS ISSUE THAT WE'RE DEALING WITH.

AS THE ONLY ONE ON HERE THAT'S A FORM OF PROCUREMENT AGENT, THE ONLY ONE.

THAT'S NOT THE BEST MOVE, AND THAT'S WHY I'M SUPPORTING DELAYING THIS.

WE CAN ASK FOR AN EXTENSION.

WE CAN ASK FOR AN EXTENSION TOMORROW.

>> THANK YOU, TRUSTEE FOREMAN. TRUSTEE JOHNSON?

>> YES, I JUST WANT TO ADD TO WHAT TRUSTEE FOREMAN SAID AND TO ADDRESS THE COMMENT THAT SUPERINTENDENT HINOJOSA MADE.

IN NO SHAPE, FORM, OR FASHION ARE WE TRYING TO IMPEDE THE RESOURCES THAT TEACHES OR OUR KIDS.

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THAT STATEMENT IS VERY DISINGENUOUS AND SOMEWHAT INSULTS, ESPECIALLY WHEN AS ME BEING A TRUSTEE OF DISTRICT 5, I HAVE TO FIGHT FOR RESOURCES IN MY COMMUNITY AND DENY RESOURCES IN MY COMMUNITY AND PROMISES ARE MADE CONCERNING RESOURCES IN MY COMMUNITY.

THE ADMINISTRATION LIES ABOUT IT AND DON'T DO WHAT THEY SAY THEY GOING TO DO, SO THAT'S INSULTING.

>> TRUSTEE JOHNSON, THE STAND

>> WE ARE TALKING ABOUT RESOURCES

>> WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A SPECIFIC.

>> NO. WE TALKING ABOUT RESOURCES. HE MADE A STATEMENT, SO I'M ADDRESSING THE STATEMENT.

AS I WAS SAYING, THAT'S INSULTING.

THAT'S VERY INSULTING.

DON'T STOP ME WHEN A STATEMENT IS MADE OR TRY TO WHEN SOMETHING INSULTING IS SAID, BECAUSE I'M NOT THAT DUDE.

NOW, AS I WAS SAYING, THAT IS INSULTING.

WE FIGHT FOR EQUAL, WE FIGHT FOR RESOURCE, SO IN NO SHAME FORM OR FASHION, AM I SAYING, DOCTOR, STOP RESOURCE WILL COME INTO ANY SCHOOL OR ANY KID,

>> TRUSTEE JOHNSON THIS IS A SECOND WARNING.

THIS IS NOT ON THIS ACTION RIGHT HERE UNDER MY JURISDICTION.

>> THAT IS WHAT HE JUST SAID SO I'M ADDRESSING THE COMMENT THAT WAS SAID.

DO WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO, BUT I'M ADDRESSING THE COMMENT THAT WAS SAID BECAUSE IT WAS SAID PUBLICLY.

I HAVE THE RIGHT AS A TRUSTEE AND AN ELECTED OFFICIAL TO ADDRESS WHAT THE SUPERINTENDENT SAID.

I HAVE EVERY RIGHT. I HAVE NOT DEVIATED FROM WHAT WE SAYING.

I HAVE EVERY RIGHT, AS I WAS SAYING, THAT'S INSULTING.

ME ASKING FOR DELAY IS NOT SAYING THAT I WANT TO DELAY RESOURCES FOR KIDS OR TEACHERS. THAT'S WHAT HE SAID.

I'M ADDRESSING HIS COMMENT CONCERNING THIS ITEM THAT I ASKED FOR. THAT'S ALL I'M SAYING.

PLEASE UNDERSTAND, I'M STANDING ON TARGET.

DON'T DO THAT TO ME. THAT'S INSULTING.

>> THANK YOU, TRUSTEE JOHNSON. ANY OTHER THOUGHTS HERE? TRUSTEE FLORES, HOLD ON.

SORRY. WE'RE NOT DONE WITH THE FIRST-ROUND YET.

ANYONE ELSE UP FOR FIRST ROUND? SECOND ROUND? THE VOTE ON THE FLOOR IS TO POSTPONE THIS ITEM FOR THREE MONTHS.

IT WAS MOVED BY TRUSTEE JOHNSON WHO WAS SECONDED BY TRUSTEE FOREMAN.

A YES VOTE ON THIS WOULD POSTPONE THIS ITEM FOR THREE MONTHS.

A NO VOTE WOULD BRING US BACK TO THE MAIN MOTION TO VOTE TONIGHT. YOU MAY CAST YOUR VOTE.

>> HOLD ON.

>> WHAT'S ON THE SCREEN IS INCORRECT.

>> POSTPONE THIS ITEM FOR THREE MONTHS.

>> YOU GOT TO SCROLL.

>> I GOT TO SCROLL. THANK YOU.

>> DO YOU WANT ME TO VOTE FOR YOU?

>> I VOTE NO.

>> THE MOTION FAILS.

TWO VOTING YES, AND SEVEN VOTING NO.

>> TRUSTEES, YOU HAVE REJECTED THE MOTION TO POSTPONE THIS FOR THREE MONTHS, SO WE'RE BACK TO THE MAIN MOTION.

DO I HAVE ANY DISCUSSION ON THE MAIN MOTION? SEEING NONE, TRUSTEES YOU MAY CAST YOUR VOTE.

>> THE MOTION PASSES; SEVEN VOTING YES AND TWO VOTING NO.

>> TRUSTEES, YOU HAVE JUST ADOPTED THE MOTION APPROVING TO AUTHORIZE, NEGOTIATE, AND ENTER INTO A COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT WITH A RECOMMENDED VENDOR FOR MULTI-FUNCTIONAL COPIERS, EQUIPMENT, AND SERVICES FOR DISTRICT WIDE USE AND NOT TO EXCEED 18 MILLION OVER FOUR YEARS, INCLUDING RENEWAL OPTIONS, GENERAL OPERATING, SPECIAL REVENUE, AND BOND FUNDS.

TIME IS NOW 10:44 P.M. AND THIS MEETING IS ADJOURNED.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.