Link

Social

Embed

Download

Download
Download Transcript

[1. NOTICE AND RETURN]

[00:00:03]

THE TIME IS 6:07 P.M..

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

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

[2. MOMENT OF SILENCE AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE]

PLEASE STAND AND JOIN US FOR A MOMENT OF SILENCE TO HONOR THE VICTIMS OF THE SENSELESS AND HORRIFIC TRAGEDY THAT TOOK PLACE THIS WEEK IN UVALDE, FOLLOWED BY THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE AND A SALUTE TO THE TEXAS FLAG.

THE FOLLOWING TRUSTEES ARE EITHER PHYSICALLY PRESENT OR PARTICIPATING SIMULTANEOUSLY BY VIDEOCONFERENCE.

A QUORUM OF THE BOARD IS PHYSICALLY PRESENT AT THIS LOCATION.

DISTRICT ONE EDWIN FLORES, DISTRICT TWO, DUSTIN MARSHALL WILL JOIN US AS SOON AS HE FINISHES UP A GRADUATION.

DISTRICT THREE, DAN MICCICHE WILL JOIN US VIRTUALLY.

DISTRICT FOUR, CAMILLE WHITE.

DISTRICT FIVE, MAXIE JOHNSON.

DISTRICT SIX, JOYCE FOREMAN.

DISTRICT SEVEN, BEN MACKEY.

DISTRICT EIGHT, JOE CARRIGAN AND DISTRICT NINE, JUSTIN HENRY, OUR SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS, MICHAEL HINOJOSA JOINS US.

AND I AM BEN MACKEY, BOARD PRESIDENT.

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

IN ORDER FOR THE BOARD TO HOLD THIS MEETING IN AN EFFECTIVE MANNER, I WANT TO LET IT BE KNOWN THAT THIS MEETING WILL BE CONDUCTED IN AN ORDERLY FASHION AND ASK THAT THE PUBLIC ABIDE BY THE RULES OUTLINED IN BOARD POLICY BED LOCAL PERTAINING TO PUBLIC PARTICIPATION.

IT IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE FOR A PERSON WITH INTENT TO PREVENT OR DISRUPT A LAWFUL MEETING TO SUBSTANTIALLY OBSTRUCT OR INTERFERE WITH THE ORDINARY CONDUCT OF A MEETING BY PHYSICAL ACTION OR VERBAL UTTERANCE, AND THEREBY CURTAIL THE EXERCISE OF OTHERS.

FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS.

SPEAKERS ARE CAUTIONED THAT WHAT THEY SAY COULD VIOLATE THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS UNDER THE LAW OF DEFAMATION OR INVASION OF PRIVACY.

AND IF THEY'RE UNSURE OF THE LEGAL EFFECT OF THEIR REMARKS, THEY MAY WANT TO SEEK LEGAL ADVICE PRIOR TO THE UTTERANCE.

ANY PERSON WHO BECOMES BOISTEROUS OR DISRUPTIVE WHILE ADDRESSING THE BOARD WHILE ATTENDING THIS MEETING SHALL BE ASKED TO LEAVE.

FAILURE TO LEAVE WHEN REQUESTED TO DO SO MAY RESULT IN A PERSON BEING ESCORTED FROM THE MEETING AND SUBJECT TO ARREST.

WE WANT TO REMIND EVERYONE, ALTHOUGH NOT REQUIRED, WE RECOMMEND THAT EVERYONE WEAR A MASK WHILE IN DISTRICT PROPERTY.

AT THIS TIME WE'LL MOVE TO ITEM 2.0 TO THE RECOGNITION OF PUBLIC OFFICIALS.

AND WE DO HAVE THREE PUBLIC OFFICIALS THAT I SEE RIGHT HERE.

WE HAVE REPRESENTATIVE RAFAEL ANCHIA, THE CITY OF DALLAS MAYOR ERIC JOHNSON, AND JUDGE THOMAS G.

JONES. AND I DON'T KNOW IF I'M MISSING ANY OTHER ELECTED OFFICIALS IN THE AUDIENCE.

THANK YOU ALL FOR JOINING US HERE TONIGHT.

[3. PRESENTATION OF BOARD RECOGNITIONS]

AT THIS TIME, THE BOARD WILL PREPARE FOR ITS SWEARING IN CEREMONY DURING THIS PORTION OF THE MEETING, TRUSTEE FLORES, AS FIRST VICE PRESIDENT, WILL PRESIDE OVER THE MEETING SINCE I WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN THE CEREMONY.

GOOD EVENING. ON JANUARY 27, 2022, THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES CALLED THE GENERAL ELECTION TO BE HELD IN DISTRICTS FOUR, FIVE AND SEVEN.

ON MARCH 24, 2022, THE BOARD ADOPTED THE ORDER TO CANCEL THE ELECTIONS IN DISTRICTS FIVE AND SEVEN AND TO CERTIFY THE UNOPPOSED CANDIDATES ELECTED AS OF MAY SEVEN, 2022 AND ON MAY SEVEN, 2022, THE GENERAL ELECTION WAS HELD IN DISTRICT FOUR.

A CALLED BOARD MEETING WAS HELD MAY 16, 2022, TO CANVASS THE ELECTION RESULTS AS A RESULT OF THE CANVASS, CANDIDATE MAXIE JOHNSON WAS UNOPPOSED IN DISTRICT FIVE AND CANDIDATE BEN MACKEY WAS UNOPPOSED IN DISTRICT SEVEN.

THEREFORE, BOTH CANDIDATES QUALIFY TO RECEIVE THE CERTIFICATE OF ELECTION.

IN THE GENERAL ELECTION HELD ON MAY SEVEN, 2022, CANDIDATE CAMILLE WHITE RECEIVED A MAJORITY OF THE VOTES CAST IN DISTRICT FOUR AND QUALIFIES TO RECEIVE THE CERTIFICATE OF ELECTION. IT IS NOW TIME FOR THE CEREMONIAL SWEARING IN PRESENTATION FOR CANDIDATES CAMILLE WHITE MAXEY JOHNSON, WHO WERE SWORN IN MAY 16, 2022.

CANDIDATE BEN MACKEY WILL FORMALLY BE SWORN IN THIS EVENING.

THIS EVENING I WILL ISSUE THE CERTIFICATES OF ELECTION TO EACH CANDIDATE.

THE STATEMENT OF ELECTED OFFICE AND THE OATH OF OFFICE WILL BE ADMINISTERED BY A QUALIFIED PERSON CHOSEN BY THE CANDIDATE.

CAMILLE WHITE, MAXIE JOHNSON AND BEN MCKEE.

WOULD YOU PLEASE JOIN ME AT THE FRONT OF THE DAIS FOR THE ISSUANCE OF THE CERTIFICATE OF ELECTION?

[00:05:17]

YEAH. THIS EVENING, I'M PROUD TO ISSUE THE CERTIFICATE OF ELECTION TO CAMILLE WHITE, DISTRICT FOUR, MAXIE JOHNSON, DISTRICT FIVE AND BEN MACKEY, DISTRICT SEVEN. THE CERTIFICATE OF ELECTION IS TO CERTIFY THAT ON JANUARY 27, 2022, THE DALLAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT CALLED A GENERAL ELECTION TO BE HELD ON MAY SEVEN, 2022, FOR THE PURPOSE OF ELECTING THREE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF THE DALLAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND DISTRICT FOUR, FIVE AND SEVEN.

WITH THE ISSUANCE OF THESE CERTIFICATES, CAMILLE WHITE, MAXIE JOHNSON AND BEN MCKEE ARE NOW ELIGIBLE TO QUALIFY FOR ONE OF THE BOARD OFFICES.

OKAY. BEN MACKEY, PLEASE REMAIN STANDING AT THE FRONT OF THE DAIS FOR THE ISSUANCE OF THE STATEMENT OF ELECTED OFFICE AND THE OATH OF OFFICE.

MR. JOHNSON AND MS. WHITE, YOU MAY BE SEATED.

WILL THE HONORABLE RAFAEL ANCHIA PLEASE COME FORWARD TO ISSUE THE STATEMENT OF ELECTED OFFICE AND THE OATH OF OFFICE TO BEN MACKEY.

THANK YOU, REPRESENTATIVE ANCHIA, AND CONGRATULATIONS TRUSTEE BEN MACKEY.

ALL RIGHT. BY WHATEVER POWERS ARE VESTED IN ME, I WOULD JUST ASK THAT YOU RAISE YOUR RIGHT HAND AND REPEAT AFTER ME.

I BEN MACKIE.

I BEN MACKIE. DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR.

DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR.

THAT I HAVE NOT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY.

THAT I HAVE NOT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY PAID, OFFERED, PAID, OFFERED, PROMISED TO PAY, PROMISED TO PAY, CONTRIBUTED, CONTRIBUTED OR PROMISED TO CONTRIBUTE OR PROMISE TO CONTRIBUTE ANY MONEY OR THING OF VALUE ANY MONEY OR THING OF VALUE OR PROMISED ANY PUBLIC OFFICE OR PROMISED ANY PUBLIC OFFICE OR EMPLOYMENT OR EMPLOYMENT FOR THE GIVING FOR THE GIVING OR WITHHOLDING OR WITHHOLDING OF A VOTE AT THE ELECTION OF A VOTE AT THE ELECTION AT WHICH I WAS ELECTED, AT WHICH I WAS ELECTED, OR AS A REWARD OR AS A REWARD TO SECURE MY APPOINTMENT.

TO SECURE MY APPOINTMENT OR CONFIRMATION OR CONFIRMATION, WHICHEVER THE CASE MAY BE, WHICHEVER THE CASE MAY BE.

SO HELP ME GOD. SO HELP ME GOD.

NOW WE'RE GOING TO READ THE OATH OF OFFICE.

I BEN MACKEY.

I BEN MACKEY.

DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR.

DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR.

THAT I WILL FAITHFULLY EXECUTE.

THAT I WILL FAITHFULLY EXECUTE THE DUTIES OF THE OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE.

THE DUTIES OF THE OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE.

FOR THE DALLAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT.

FOR THE DALLAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF TEXAS.

OF THE STATE OF TEXAS.

AND WILL TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY AND WILL TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY.

PRESERVE, PRESERVE, PROTECT, PROTECT AND DEFEND AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES, THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES AND OF THIS STATE AND OF THIS STATE.

SO HELP ME GOD. SO HELP ME GOD.

CONGRATULATIONS. THANK YOU.

[APPLAUSE] WOULD THE HONORABLE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF DALLAS, ERIC JOHNSON.

PLEASE COME FORWARD TO ISSUE THE STATEMENT OF ELECTED OFFICE AND OATH OF OFFICE TO MAXIE JOHNSON.

ALL RIGHT, TRUSTEE.

I'M SORRY I DIDN'T BRING A FLAG OR ANYTHING.

I WASN'T AWARE THAT WE WERE ALLOWED TO BRING GIFTS.

I HAVE A KEY CITY OR SOMETHING LYING AROUND I CAN GIVE YOU LATER.

YOU'LL RAISE YOUR RIGHT HAND.

AND REPEAT AFTER ME.

HI. I STATE YOUR NAME.

MAXIE JOHNSON. DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR.

DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR.

THAT I HAVE NOT. THAT I HAVE NOT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY.

DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY.

PAID, PAID, OFFERED, OFFERED, PROMISED TO PAY, PROMISED TO PAY CONTRIBUTED, CONTRIBUTED OR PROMISED TO CONTRIBUTE OR PROMISED TO CONTRIBUTE ANY MONEY, ANY MONEY OR THINGS OF VALUE OR THINK OF VALUE OR PROMISE OR PROMISE ANY PUBLIC OFFICE, ANY PUBLIC OFFICE OR EMPLOYMENT OR EMPLOYMENT FOR THE GIVING FOR THE GIVING OR WITHHOLDING OR WITHHOLDING OF A VOTE OF A VOTE AT THE ELECTION.

AT THE ELECTION IN WHICH I WAS ELECTED, IF WHICH I WAS ELECTED OR AS A REWARD OR AS A REWARD TO SECURE MY APPOINTMENT.

[00:10:07]

TO SECURE MY APPOINTMENT OR CONFIRMATION OR CONFIRMATION, WHICHEVER THE CASE MAY BE, WHICHEVER THE CASE MAY BE.

SO HELP ME GOD. SO HELP ME GOD.

WONDERFUL. NOW WE'LL MOVE ON TO THE ACTUAL OATH OF OFFICE.

I, I, MAXIE JOHNSON.

DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR.

DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR. THAT I WILL FAITHFULLY EXECUTE.

THAT I WILL FAITHFULLY EXECUTE THE DUTIES.

THE DUTIES OF THE OFFICE OF THE OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE OF SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE FOR THE DALLAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE DALLAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF TEXAS OF THE STATE OF TEXAS.

AND WILL TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY AND WILL TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY.

PRESERVE, PRESERVE, PROTECT, PROTECT AND DEFEND AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION.

THE CONSTITUTION AND THE LAWS AND LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES.

OF THE UNITED STATES AND OF THIS STATE AND OF THIS STATE.

SO HELP ME GOD. SO HELP ME GOD.

CONGRATULATIONS, TRUSTEE.

[APPLAUSE] THANK YOU.

WELL, THE HONORABLE JUDGE THOMAS G.

JONES, PLEASE COME FORWARD TO ISSUE THE STATEMENT OF ELECTED OFFICER AND THE OATH OF OFFICE TO CAMILLE WHITE.

GOOD EVENING. MR. SUPERINTENDENT. PRESIDENT.

FOR THIS HISTORIC MOMENT.

I WOULD LIKE TO PETITION THE BOARD FOR SOME ADDITIONAL TIME.

IS THAT GRANTED? SORRY, I COULDN'T HEAR YOU.

I'D LIKE TO PETITION THE BOARD FOR SOME ADDITIONAL TIME.

SURE. YEAH. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. AND I WOULD LIKE, IF IT'S POSSIBLE FOR MEMBERS OF MISS CAMILLE WHITE FAMILY, IF THEY WOULD COME AND STAND WITH HER.

THANK YOU. THIS SCHOOL DISTRICT WAS STARTED 1884 UM, SOME 83 YEARS LATER, IN 1967, THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN WAS ELECTED TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, DR.

EMMETT CONRAD. SOME 90 YEARS LATER, THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN FEMALE, MISS KATHERINE GILLIAM, WAS ELECTED TO THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

NOW, HERE WE ARE IN 2022, SOME 138 YEARS LATER.

AND MISS CAMILLE WHITE HAS BEEN ELECTED TO SERVE ON THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

BUT NOW FOR THE FIRST TIME IN THE HISTORY OF THIS SCHOOL DISTRICT [INAUDIBLE].

AMERICANS SEATED AT THE SAME TIME.

[APPLAUSE] THAT IS THE HISTORIC MOMENT.

A FEW YEARS AGO, I WAS HONORED TO ADMINISTER THE OATH OF OFFICE TO DR.

JOYCE FOREMAN. AND NOW I'M BLESSED WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO ADMINISTER THE OATH OF OFFICE TO TRUSTEE CAMILLE WHITE. MR. SUPERINTENDENT, BOARD PRESIDENT MS. CAMILLE WHITE AND MS. JOYCE FOREMAN ARE MEMBERS OF THE GOOD NEWS SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS AT SAINT LUKE COMMUNITY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH.

WHERE DR. RICHARD BUTLER IS THE SENIOR PASTOR AND BROTHER.

LESLIE WILLIAMS IS OUR MODERATOR THERE.

SO WITH THAT, THANK YOU FOR GRANTING US THAT TIME, I ASKED YOU TO RAISE YOUR RIGHT HAND.

I ASKED YOU TO REPEAT AFTER ME AND STATE YOUR NAME, NOT MINE.

I, CAMILLE WHITE, DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR OR AFFIRM, DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR AND CONFIRM THAT I HAVE NOT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, THAT I'M NOT DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY PAY PAID ALL FOR OFFERED.

PROMISE YOUR PAY PROMISE TO PAY CONTRIBUTED CONTRIBUTED A PROMISE TO CONTRIBUTE OR PROMISE TO CONTRIBUTE ANY MONEY.

ANY MONEY OR ANYTHING OF VALUE OR THING OF VALUE OR PROMISE ANY PUBLIC OFFICE OR PROMISE ANY PUBLIC OFFICE OR EMPLOYMENT OR EMPLOYMENT OR THE GIVING OR WITHHOLDING FOR THE GIVING OR WITHHOLDING OF A VOTE OF A VOTE AT THE ELECTION.

AT THE ELECTION AT WHICH I WAS ELECTED.

AT THE ELECTION TO WHICH I WAS ELECTED, OR AS A REWARD TO SECURE MY APPOINTMENT OR AS A REWARD TO SECURE MY APPOINTMENT OR THE CONFIRMATION OR THE CONFIRMATION, WHICHEVER WHICHEVER CAUSE MAY BE THE CAUSE MAY BE SO.

[00:15:04]

SO HELP ME GOD.

NOW, THE OATH OF OFFICE I, CAMILLE WHITE, DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR OR AFFIRM.

DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR OR CONFIRM.

THAT I WILL FAITHFULLY EXECUTE THE DUTIES OF THE OFFICE.

THAT I WILL FAITHFULLY EXECUTE THE DUTIES OF THE OFFICE OF SCHOOL BOARD.

TRUSTEE OF SCHOOL BOARD TRUSTEE FOR THE DALLAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT FOR THE DALLAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE STATE OF TEXAS.

OF THE STATE OF TEXAS.

WILL TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY.

AND WILL DO THE BEST OF MY ABILITY.

PRESERVE, PRESERVE, PROTECT, PROTECT AND DEFEND AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS.

THE CONSTITUTION AND LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES.

OF THE UNITED STATES AND OF THIS STATE AND OF THIS STATE.

SO HELP ME GOD.

SO HELP ME GOD.

AND CONGRATULATIONS.

THANK YOU, SIR. [APPLAUSE] ONE MORE. ONE MORE, ONE MORE.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, PLEASE HELP ME FORMALLY CONGRATULATE TRUSTEES CAMILLE WHITE, MAXEY JOHNSON AND BEN MACKEY.

ALSO ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES, I WANT TO THANK THE HONORABLE STATE REPRESENTATIVE RAFAEL ANCHIA, THE HONORABLE MAYOR OF THE CITY OF DALLAS, ERIC JOHNSON, AND THE HONORABLE JUDGE THOMAS G.

JONES FOR PARTICIPATING IN THE CEREMONY THIS EVENING.

[APPLAUSE] RIGHT. [INAUDIBLE] GIVE EACH TRUSTEE, NEW TRUSTEE, NEWLY SWORN IN TRUSTEE THE OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE SOME COMMENTS, SO TRUSTEE WHITE IS OUR NEWEST TRUSTEE WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE SOME COMMENTS? GOOD EVENING.

I WOULD LIKE TO JUST FIRST OF ALL, THANK GOD FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY AND I HAVE HIT THE GROUND RUNNING.

THIS IS A LOT OF WORK.

SO I KNOW A LOT OF Y'ALL HAVE ALREADY BEEN CALLING ME.

I'M GOING TO GET BACK TO YOU.

I HAVEN'T FORGOTTEN YOU.

BUT I AM VERY PROUD TO BE TRUSTEE FOR DISTRICT FOUR.

I FEEL THAT THERE'S A LOT OF WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE, AND I'M GOING TO NEED YOUR HELP.

AND I JUST WANT TO THANK NEA PRESIDENT SHEILA WALKER [APPLAUSE] FOR CONTINUOUSLY BEING THERE, HAVING MY BACK.

I ALSO WANT TO THANK MY FAMILY, OF COURSE.

EVEN THOUGH WE HAD A DIFFERENT OPINION SOMETIMES ON THIS, THEY ARE VERY SUPPORTIVE.

LOVE THEM TO DEATH. I ALSO WOULD LIKE TO JUST THANK YOU TEACHERS FOR DOING WHAT YOU GUYS DO ON A DAILY BASIS.

GOD BLESS YOU.

I'M GLAD THAT YOU HAVE BEEN AS YOU KNOW, YOU GUYS MADE IT THROUGH COVID.

IT WAS A REALLY BAD TIME FOR US AND I'M GLAD THAT WE ARE WHERE WE ARE NOW IN THAT SITUATION.

I WANT TO SAY CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU PARENTS WHO'VE HAD SENIORS THIS YEAR.

NOT JUST DISTRICT FOUR, BUT ALL OF YOU.

CONGRATULATIONS. THAT'S A WONDERFUL THING TO EXPERIENCE IN A PARENT'S LIFE, NOT ONLY JUST FOR THOSE STUDENTS WHO ARE READY TO LEAVE HOME, BUT FOR US AS WELL.

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, I WANT TO THANK MY COLLEAGUES AROUND THE TABLE FOR SUPPORTING ME SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE.

JUST RECENTLY, I JUST SAID JUSTIN HOW YOU TURN THE MIC ON.

SO I JUST WANT TO THANK MY COLLEAGUES AROUND THIS TABLE, EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THEM, FOR THE SUPPORT THAT THEY HAVE PROVIDED ME.

I WOULD BE AMISS, NOT TO MENTION MY GOOD NEWS SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS WHO HAVE BEEN PRAYING FOR ME DOWN THROUGH THE YEARS, WHO HAVE ALWAYS HAD MY BACK.

[00:20:01]

I'M NOT GOING TO CRY. EXCUSE ME, BECAUSE JUDGE JONES TRIED TO MAKE ME CRY.

BUT I REALLY DO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, NIKE.

THANK YOU SQUEAKY VOICE.

THOSE ARE SOME OF THE PEOPLE THAT I WOULD JUST LIKE TO ALSO MENTION.

THEY KNOW WHO THEY ARE AND PLEASE KNOW THAT I AM OPEN TO HEAR YOUR CONCERNS AND DO WHATEVER IT IS THAT I CAN IN SUPPORT OF THE EDUCATION OF OUR KIDS.

BECAUSE IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO ME THAT WE ALL GET A GOOD EDUCATION, THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO, WHETHER YOU WANT TO GO TO COLLEGE OR COLLEGE READY OR IF YOU ONLY GET A TRADE BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT A BETTER EDUCATED SOCIETY, WE ALL WILL BE A BETTER NATION FOR IT.

I WOULD ALSO LIKE FOR YOU GUYS TO JUST KNOW THAT I AM WITH YOU AS WE ARE EXPERIENCING THE LOSS THAT HAPPENED IN THIS STATE WITH THOSE THE SHOOTING THAT JUST RECENTLY HAPPENED AND THAT THAT IS DEFINITELY ON OUR LIST TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IN THIS GREAT DISTRICT OF OURS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DON'T HAVE A FAMILY DOING WHAT THEY'RE SUPPOSED TO DO LEGALLY, TAKING A CHILD TO SCHOOL.

AND YOU COME BACK NOT KNOWING IF YOU'RE IF YOUR CHILD IS ALIVE OR NOT.

THAT'S AN AWFUL FEELING.

MY HEART IS BROKEN FOR THEM.

AND I'M NOT GOING TO TALK BECAUSE I CAN TALK ON AND ON.

BUT ONCE AGAIN, I WANT TO THANK YOU GUYS FOR IT.

AND I DEFINITELY WANT TO THANK DISTRICT FOUR FOR ELECTING ME TO THIS SEAT AND I DEFINITELY WILL NOT DISAPPOINT YOU.

AND I ALSO WANT TO THANK THOSE WHO CAME OUT TO SHARE AS WELL.

OMAR THANK YOU.

AND MS.. WILLIAMS AS WELL.

YOLANDA WILLIAMS, THANK YOU.

[APPLAUSE] TRUSTEE JOHNSON.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE ANY COMMENTS? YES. I WANT TO THANK MAYOR ERIC JOHNSON FOR SWEARING ME IN.

IT WAS INDEED AN HONOR TO HAVE OUR MAYOR COME AND PARTICIPATE.

I WANT TO THANK THE CONSTITUENTS OF DISTRICT FIVE.

WHEN I FIRST GOT ELECTED, THEY DIDN'T SEND ME DOWN HERE TO MAKE FRIENDS.

THEY SENT US DOWN HERE TO DO BUSINESS AND TO FIX THE EQUITY PROBLEMS THAT WE HAD IN DISTRICT FIVE.

AND I'M THANKFUL WITH THE HELP OF THIS BOARD AND THE HELP OF THE COMMUNITY.

WE BROUGHT RIGHT ABOUT $400 MILLION TO DISTRICT FIVE FOR THE BETTERMENT OF KIDS.

WE HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO.

WE'VE DONE A LOT, A LOT OF WORK, BUT WE HAVE MORE.

AND I WANT TO APPRECIATE YOU, BECAUSE THE FACT THAT NO ONE RAN AGAINST ME IN THIS RACE SAYS THAT DISTRICT FIVE IS PROUD OF THE WORK THAT WE'VE DONE TOGETHER, AND WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO DO GREAT THINGS FOR KIDS.

WE'VE GOT MORE WORK TO DO.

AND I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR TRUSTING ME TO DO GREAT THINGS FOR KIDS.

THIS IS THE KIDS BUSINESS, AND IT'S ALL ABOUT THE KIDS.

AND I WANT TO THANK EACH EDUCATOR THAT HAVE DEALT WITH THE COVID.

THIS BOARD THANKS YOU.

WE KNOW THIS HAS BEEN TOUGH.

THIS HAS BEEN HARD.

BUT YOU'VE ANSWERED THE CALL EVERY TIME TO OUR PARENTS.

THANK YOU. IN THE IN THE MIDST OF THIS DIGITAL DIVIDE, YOU'VE DONE YOUR BEST TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR CHILDREN HAD ACCESS TO INTERNET SO THEY COULD GET ON GET ON THE INTERNET AND DO THEIR WORK, THE COMPUTER, AND DO THEIR WORK.

SO WE'VE BEEN THROUGH A LOT TOGETHER, WHICH MEANS THAT WE CAN MAKE IT THROUGH THE STORM.

WE'VE MADE IT.

AND SO I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY.

I WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE WITH INTEGRITY, WITH PASSION.

I WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE OUR MEETINGS.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO WORK TOGETHER.

THIS IS WHAT BUILDING FUTURES THROUGH EDUCATION LOOK LIKE.

WHEN I WHEN I FIRST CAME, WE PROMISED SAFE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS, EQUITABLE RESOURCE AND QUALITY PROGRAMS, AND TRUE TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY.

AND WE'VE DONE THAT, AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT.

WORKING FOR OUR KIDS, MAKING SURE THAT WE HAVE RESOURCES, MAKING SURE THAT OUR KIDS HAVE EVERYTHING THEY NEED TO SUCCEED.

AND I PROMISE THAT AS WE WORK TOGETHER, WE'RE GOING TO BRING MORE CHAMPIONSHIP STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TO DALLAS ISD.

NOT JUST AT SOUTH THOUGH, CLIFF, BUT I VISITED ROOSEVELT HIGH SCHOOL THE OTHER DAY AND I SPOKE WITH MY QUARTERBACK.

HE SAID, COACH, WE'RE GOING TO DO IT OVER HERE AT ROOSEVELT.

SO JUST LOOK FOR DISTRICT FIVE, BECAUSE ALL WE DO IS WIN IN DISTRICT FIVE.

THANK YOU, COLLEAGUES.

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU'VE DONE.

GOD BLESS. [INAUDIBLE] TRUSTEE MACKEY.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE ANY COMMENTS? YES, I'LL BE BRIEF.

THANK YOU.

FIRST AND FOREMOST, TO MY FAMILY, MY PARENTS, MY WONDERFUL WIFE, WHO'S HERE.

THIS WOULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT YOU AND YOUR SUPPORT OF FOR ME TO DO THIS.

[00:25:02]

I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE IN DISTRICT SEVEN.

I AM ABSOLUTELY HONORED TO BE ENTRUSTED WITH THIS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT TASK.

WHEN I GOT ELECTED THREE YEARS AGO, THE THING THAT I WAS SAYING AND SAID IS THAT IT'S ABOUT POLICY AND NOT POLITICS.

AND I'M PROUD OVER THESE LAST THREE YEARS THAT THAT'S WHAT WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO ON THIS BOARD.

I DON'T TAKE THIS FOR GRANTED IN ANY WAY, SHAPE AND FORM, AND I WILL CONTINUE TO WORK EVERY SINGLE DAY, JUST LIKE I DID WHEN I WAS ELECTED AND BEFORE I WAS ELECTED TO DO WHATEVER WE CAN AND I CAN IN THE BEST INTEREST OF ALL OF THE STUDENTS OF DALLAS ISD.

I'M THRILLED TO SERVE WITH THIS BOARD, THE INCREDIBLE FACULTY AND STAFF ACROSS ALL OF OUR DISTRICT AND CAMPUSES, OUR STUDENTS, OUR FAMILIES, BOTH IN DALLAS ISD AND IN THE COMMUNITY. AND IT IS AN HONOR TO SERVE.

SO I THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY AND I WILL PUT MY HEART INTO THIS AND CONTINUE TO DO EVERYTHING I CAN IN MY POWER TO HELP MAKE DALLAS ISD THE GREATEST DISTRICT THAT IT CAN POSSIBLY BE. THANK YOU.

[APPLAUSE] TRUSTEES AND SUPERINTENDENT HINOJOSA.

WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE ANY COMMENTS OTHER THAN RIVALRIES BETWEEN OUR SCHOOLS? WELL, BECAUSE IF NOT, WE'LL BE HERE TILL 11:00 TONIGHT.

ABOUT ANYTHING. TRUSTEE FOREMAN YOU WANT TO MAKE.

THE ONLY THING I WOULD LIKE TO SAY IS WELCOME BACK TO THE TWO TRUSTEES THAT HAVE BEEN HERE AND CERTAINLY WELCOME TO THE NEW TRUSTEE FROM DISTRICT FOUR, TRUSTEE WHITE.

WE WELCOME YOU.

AND I PROMISE THAT I AM COMMITTED TO WORK WITH YOU TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE'S EQUITY THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT.

TRUSTEE CARREON. I JUST WANT TO ECHO THAT.

WELCOME BACK TO TWO AMAZING COLLEAGUES, TRUSTEE MACKEY TRUSTEE JOHNSON AND ALSO WELCOME TRUSTEE WHITE.

YOU HAVE A VERY LONG RECORD OF SERVICE TO DALLAS ISD EXTRAORDINARY.

JUST THE YEARS OF INVOLVEMENT AS A PARENT LEADER.

AND THAT'S AN IMPORTANT VOICE TO HAVE ON THIS BOARD.

AND SO I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU HERE FOR OUR KIDS.

THANK YOU. TRUSTEE HENRY.

YEAH, I'LL BE BRIEF AS WELL.

IT'S BEEN AN HONOR TO GET TO KNOW YOU A BIT BETTER SINCE YOU'VE BEEN ON HERE DRINKING FROM A WATER HOSE.

BUT IT'S GREAT TO HAVE A PARENT ADVOCATE LIKE YOU SORRY TO COME ACROSS IN SOME OF OUR MEETINGS.

SO HONORED TO SERVE NEXT TO YOU AND ON THIS BOARD.

TRUSTEE MACKEY. TRUSTEE JOHNSON.

YOU KNOW, LOVE WORKING WITH BOTH OF YOU.

LOOK FORWARD TO WHAT WE CAN DO GOING FORWARD AS WE RECOVER FROM THIS PANDEMIC.

THANK YOU. ANY OF THE TRUSTEES ONLINE? YES. THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO CONGRATULATE ALL THREE OF THE TRUSTEES AND AND ESPECIALLY GIVE A WARM WELCOME TO TRUSTEE WHITE. THANK YOU.

LOOKING FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU ALL.

THANK YOU, DR. HINOJOSA AND.

WELCOME TO TEAM DALLAS.

IT'S BEEN IT'S GOING TO BE A GREAT JOURNEY.

CONGRATULATIONS AND TRUSTEE WHITE AND RETURNING BOARD MEMBERS.

AND I'LL JUST I'LL JUST FINISH IT OFF BY CONGRATULATING THE THREE OF YOU FOR RETURNING TO THE BOARD AND FOR JOINING OUR BOARD.

I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU, TRUSTEE WHITE.

ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE, YOU HAVE.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REACH OUT AT ANY TIME.

AND OF COURSE, MY CURRENT COLLEAGUES ALREADY KNOW THAT.

SO THANK YOU. THANK YOU ALL.

AND WITH THAT, I WILL TURN OVER THE MEETING.

THEIR AGENDA. NOW CALLS FOR ELECTION OFFICERS AND I'LL TURN OVER THE MEETING TO THE DR.

HINOJOSA AND YES, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD AND MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC.

THIS IS THE ONLY TIME WHEN THE SUPERINTENDENT ACTUALLY RUNS THE MEETING AND HOPEFULLY IT WILL BE VERY BRIEF OPPORTUNITY FOR ME.

TRUSTEES, THIS IS THE PORTION OF THE MEETING WHERE YOU ELECT YOUR OFFICERS.

AS WE BEGIN THE VOTE, I WANT TO POINT OUT THAT THE FIRST PERSON TO RECEIVE A MAJORITY OF THE VOTE ENDS THE VOTING PROCESS FOR THAT PARTICULAR POSITION.

EACH NOMINATION WILL BE VOTED ON AS A SEPARATE ITEM, MEANING EACH TRUSTEE CAN VOTE ONCE FOR EACH NOMINEE UNTIL A SINGLE CANDIDATE RECEIVES A MAJORITY OF THE VOTES, THUS ENDING THE VOTING FOR THAT POSITION.

IF NO MAJORITY IS OBTAINED, WE WILL CONTINUE TO THE NEXT NAME.

IF NO NOMINEE RECEIVES A MAJORITY VOTE.

NOMINATIONS FOR THAT SAME POSITION WILL OPEN AGAIN, AND THE SAME NAMES AND OTHER POSSIBLE NAMES CAN BE BROUGHT FORWARD.

THOSE THAT ARE IN FAVOR WILL RAISE THEIR HANDS.

THOSE THAT ARE OPPOSED WILL ALSO RAISE THEIR HANDS.

AND WE WILL ASK THE TRUSTEES ONLINE TO GIVE US THEIR INPUT.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THE PROCESS? HEARING NONE, THE NOMINATIONS ARE NOW IN ORDER FOR THE OFFICE OF BOARD PRESIDENT.

DO I HAVE ANY NOMINATIONS? I NOMINATE JUSTIN HENRY FOR PRESIDENT.

SECOND.

NOMINATIONS DO NOT REQUIRE SECOND.

BUT AT THIS TIME, JUSTIN HENRY HAS BEEN NOMINATED.

[00:30:01]

ARE THERE ANY OTHER NOMINATIONS? ARE THERE ANY OTHER NOMINATIONS? ARE THERE ANY OTHER NOMINATIONS? HEARING NONE. I DO DECLARE NOW THAT BY ACCLAMATION.

JUSTIN HENRY IS NOW THE BOARD PRESIDENT AND WILL ASSUME THE DUTIES OF THE CHAIR.

CONGRATULATIONS. [APPLAUSE] I THINK I'VE DONE THIS BEFORE.

I WOULDN'T KNOW WHAT I WAS DOING.

I'LL GET RUSTY. YEAH.

I'LL BE BRIEF. THANK YOU TO MY COLLEAGUES FOR HAVING THAT TYPE OF FAITH IN ME.

I BELIEVE WHOLEHEARTEDLY IN THIS BOARD.

EACH INDIVIDUAL ON THIS BOARD, OUR INDIVIDUAL CAPACITIES, THE TYPE OF THINGS WE REPRESENT AND THE DISTRICTS THAT WE REPRESENT.

SO IT'S AN HONOR. AND DEEPLY GRATEFUL.

HOPEFULLY I CAN LIVE UP TO YOUR EXPECTATIONS, BUT I KNOW WE'RE GOING TO CARRY THIS FORWARD TOGETHER, AS WE ALWAYS HAVE.

I WANT TO NOW MOVE ON TO NOMINATIONS FOR THE FIRST VICE PRESIDENT.

DO I HAVE A NOMINATION? I NOMINATE DAN MICCICHE.

IS THERE A MOTION? SECOND, YOU DON'T NEED A SECOND.

THERE WE GO. ANY ADDITIONAL.

OK DECLARE THAT TRUSTEE MICCICHE WILL BE VICE PRESIDENT BY ACCLAMATION.

CONGRATULATIONS. TRUSTEE MICCICHE DO WE WANT TO GIVE HIM WANT TO TAKE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SAY ANYTHING AND WE CAN CONTINUE MOVING ALONG? THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.

IT'S AN HONOR TO SERVE.

LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU AGAIN.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE MICCICHE.

NOMINATIONS ARE NOW IN ORDER FOR THE OFFICE OF SECOND VICE PRESIDENT.

DO I HAVE A NOMINATION.

MR. PRESIDENT, I NOMINATE MAXIE JOHNSON.

TRUSTEE FOREMAN HAS NOMINATED TRUSTEE MAXIE JOHNSON.

ARE THERE ANY OTHER NOMINATIONS? I'M NOT HEARING ANY OTHER NOMINATIONS, SO I DECLARE TRUSTEE JOHNSON WILL BE SECOND VICE PRESIDENT BY ACCLAMATION.

TRUSTEE JOHNSON DO YOU WANT TO GIVE SOME WORDS? YES. THANK YOU TO MY COLLEAGUES.

I AM HONORED TO SERVE AND CONTINUE TO GROW AS WE LEAD THIS BOARD.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, TRUSTEE JOHNSON.

WE'RE NOW MOVING ON TO THE OFFICE OF SECRETARY.

ARE THERE ANY NOMINATIONS? TRUSTEE JOHNSON I NOMINATE CAMILLE WHITE.

THANK YOU SO I RESPECTFULLY DECLINE.

THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH, SIR.

MR. PRESIDENT.

TRUSTEE FOREMAN. I NOMINATE JOE CARREON.

I GUESS YOU REALLY LOVE ME.

I'LL ACCEPT THE NOMINATION.

ALL RIGHT. THERE AREN'T ANY OTHER NOMINATIONS.

TRUSTEE CARREÓN WOULD BE SECRETARY BY ACCLAMATION.

WE ARE AT THE POINT WHERE WE'VE ELECTED ALL OF OUR OFFICERS.

I WANT TO CONGRATULATE ALL THE NEWLY APPOINTED OFFICERS AND ALSO AGAIN, REITERATE OUR THANKS FOR THE BOARD, FOR PUTTING THAT TYPE OF RESPONSIBILITY ON US.

WE ARE NOW GOING TO MOVE ON TO THE NEXT AGENDA ITEM.

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

DO WE HAVE CLOSED SESSION.

THE BOARD IS GOING TO NOW RETIRE TO CLOSED SESSION.

THE PUBLIC AND STAFF ARE WELCOME TO STAY CONNECTED TO ZOOM OR THE BOARD LEAVES THE MEETING TO ATTEND THE CLOSED SESSION.

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

THE BOARD WILL RETIRE THE CLOSED 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.

DO NOT MISS THIS PART. 551.071 FOR PRIVATE CONSULTATION WITH HIS ATTORNEYS ABOUT PENDING OR CONTEMPLATED LITIGATION, OR ON A MATTER IN WHICH THE DUTY OF ATTORNEY TO THE GOVERNMENTAL BODY UNDER THE TEXAS DISCIPLINARY RULES OR PROFESSIONAL CONDUCT OF THE STATE BAR OF TEXAS, CLEARLY CONFLICTS WITH THIS CHAPTER, INCLUDING LEGAL CONSULTATION AND ADVICE ON ISSUES RELATED TO EMPLOYMENT OF THE NEW SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS.

551.074 TO DELIBERATE THE APPOINTMENT EMPLOYMENT EVALUATION, REASSIGNMENT DUTIES, DISCIPLINE OR DISMISSAL OF A PUBLIC OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE, INCLUDING DISCUSSION OF EMPLOYMENT CONTRACTS AND RELATED ISSUES FOR NEW SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS.

551.074 TO DELIBERATE THE APPOINTMENT EMPLOYMENT EVALUATION, REASSIGNMENT DUTIES, DISCIPLINE OR DISMISSAL OF A PUBLIC OFFICER OR EMPLOYEE, INCLUDING EMPLOYEES ON THE LIST AND THE STATUTORY ITEM.

551.129 TO CONSULT WITH HIS ATTORNEYS BY USE OF TELEPHONE, CONFERENCE CALL, VIDEO CONFERENCE CALL OR COMMUNICATIONS OVER THE INTERNET IN AN OPEN MEETING AND OR CLOSED MEETING AND ADVICE ON ISSUES RELATED TO THE EMPLOYMENT OF THE NEW SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS AND 551.072 DISCUSSING PURCHASE EXCHANGE EXCUSE ME LEASE OR VALUE OF REAL PROPERTY.

TIME IS NOT 6:42 P.M.

[00:35:02]

AND WE ARE NOW IN CLOSED SESSION.

THANK YOU. ALL RIGHT.

THE TIME IS NOW 7:57 P.M.

AND WE'RE BACK IN OPEN SESSION.

THE BOARD TOOK NO ACTION IN CLOSED SESSION.

[5. REPORTS]

TRUSTEES WILL NOW BEGIN WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT.

YES, MR. PRESIDENT, VERY BRIEF REPORT.

OBVIOUSLY, OUR HEARTS ARE HEAVY WITH WHAT HAPPENED IN SOUTHERN TEXAS THIS WEEK.

I DO APPRECIATE MY TEAM GETTING INFORMATION OUT TO THE STAFF AND THE PARENTS ABOUT THE IMPENDING SAFETY INITIATIVES THAT WE PUT IN PLACE IN ADDITION TO THE THINGS THAT WE'VE HAD. I DO WANT TO THANK ALL OF OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IS HOW THEY HAVE THEIR SYSTEMS. AS I GO TO SCHOOL AS REGULARLY AND AS YOU DO TOO, WE HAVE A LOT MORE SECURITY THAN WHAT HAPPENED THAT WE OBVIOUSLY REALIZED THAT THIS SCHOOL IN UVALDE. SECOND THING IS WE'RE FINISHING UP THE SCHOOL YEAR, VERY PROUD OF OUR STUDENTS AND STAFF.

THESE LAST TWO YEARS HAVE BEEN EXTREMELY TAXING, BUT WE'RE PROUD OF OUR FOLKS THAT ARE FINISHING STRONG AND WANT TO THANK THEM FOR THEIR THEIR LEADERSHIP AND THEIR GRIT AND GETTING US TO THE FINISH LINE.

AND WE STILL HAVE ANOTHER DAY TO GO FOR MOST OF OUR SCHOOLS.

AND THEN WE HAVE REMIND YOU THAT WE HAVE 46 CAMPUSES THAT HAVE YEAR ROUND THAT WILL STILL GO TO SCHOOL IN JUNE.

AND THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT FOR THIS EVENING.

THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.

THANK YOU, DOC. ARE THERE ANY COMMITTEE REPORTS? SO THERE ARE NO COMMITTEE REPORTS.

WE'RE GOING TO BEGIN WITH TRUSTEE REPORTS.

WE'RE GOING TO START WITH DISTRICT ONE AND THEN GO THROUGH DISTRICT NINE.

THANK YOU, PRESIDENT HENRY.

FIRST, I WANT TO SEND MY MOST HEARTFELT, IT'S HARD TO DESCRIBE WHAT CAN HAPPEN IN AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HAVING HAD OUR OWN KIDDOS THERE.

AND IT'S JUST UNBELIEVABLE WHAT HAPPENED IN UVALDE IN MY HEART GOES OUT TO THOSE FAMILIES AND THAT COMMUNITY AND THE SCHOOLS, AND THEY WILL DEFINITELY BE IN OUR PRAYERS.

FIRST OF ALL, CONGRATULATIONS TO THE JAVIER QUESADA, MIGUEL MEDELLIN AND JUAN I-MAN FROM W.T.

WHITE SOCCER TEAM FOR TAKING THE CHALLENGE TO CONTINUE THEIR COLLEGE EDUCATION BY GETTING SOCCER SCHOLARSHIPS ON SIGNING DAY.

BIG KUDOS TO PRESTONWOOD GIRLS SOCCER TEAM.

THESE YOUNG LADIES WON THEIR FIRST TOURNAMENT IN A NAIL BITING OVERTIME PENALTY SHOOTOUT.

SO PROUD OF OUR PUPS.

THEY'RE THE TIMBERWOLVES, SO THAT'S WHY THEY CALL THEM THE PUPS.

FOR THE FIRST TIME IN W.T.

WHITE'S HISTORY, THEIR SOFTBALL TEAM BECAME BI DISTRICT CHAMPIONS AFTER AN AMAZING 12 TO NOTHING WIN.

WAY TO GO LADY LONGHORNS.

CONGRATULATIONS TO MICHELLE ATKINS FROM WALNUT HILL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND ERICA CERVANTES FROM THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL FOR BEING FINALISTS FOR THEIR [INAUDIBLE] COUNCIL OF THE YEAR. THANK YOU FOR BEING THERE FOR OUR STUDENTS.

AND FINALLY, A SHOUT OUT TO OUR SENIORS FROM TJ AND WT WHITE, WHO WILL BE GRADUATING THIS WEEKEND.

CONGRATULATIONS. I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST IN WHATEVER LIES AHEAD FOR ALL OF YOU.

AND I LOOK FORWARD TO THAT GRADUATION TOMORROW NIGHT AT SEVEN FOR TJ AND FOR W.T.

WHITE AT 9 A.M.

AT BOTH AT LOWE'S FIELDHOUSE ON SATURDAY MORNING.

AND THAT'S MY REPORT PRESIDENT HENRY.

THANK YOU. TRUSTEE FLORES IS TRUSTEE MARSHALL WITH US.

I KNOW HE HAD A GRADUATION. OKAY.

TRUSTEE MICCICHE, YOU'RE ON THE FLOOR.

THANK YOU. MR. PRESIDENT, I WOULD LIKE TO FIRST SAY CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU TO PRINCIPAL LAURA MORRIS OF LARRY G.

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, LARRY G.

SMITH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

SHE IS RETIRING AS A PRINCIPAL AFTER 16 YEARS IN THAT ROLE AS LEADER OF THE CAMPUS.

WE WILL MISS HER GREATLY.

SHE'S SHE'S BEEN AN AMAZING FORCE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO RECOGNIZE THE COUNSELORS OF THE YEAR.

SONIA GIL FROM CONRAD HIGH SCHOOL.

AMANDA MCDONALD FROM SANGER ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL AND ROSA PUENTE FROM BRYAN ADAMS HIGH SCHOOL.

AND OF COURSE, I, LIKE ALL OF US, ARE SENT THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO ALL THE FAMILIES AND STAFF AND TEACHERS AT ALL DAY AT ROBB ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.

THANK YOU. TRUSTEE MICCICHE.

TRUSTEE WHITE, DISTRICT FOUR.

[00:40:01]

ON MAY 7TH, WILLIAM ANDERSON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHEERLEADERS WERE AWARDED FIRST PLACE BEST CHEER AT THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY PARADE AND FIESTA ON JEFFERSON. CONGRATULATIONS.

A HUGE THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR COACHES, PARENTS AND SPONSORS FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT.

ON MAY 16, BLEND ELEMENTARY BURNS PERFORMED FRIEND LIKE ME AT THE WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE IN THE DISNEY MUSICAL AND SCHOOLS PROGRAM. CONGRATULATIONS TO THE TEACHERS, MR. DIAZ. MS..

TREVINO, THE ARTISTS, THE STUDENTS AND FAMILIES SO PROUD OF OUR STUDENTS WHO GAVE THEIR ALL.

AND NATHANIEL HAWTHORNE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, WHICH RECENTLY MOVED TO A BRAND NEW CAMPUS, HOSTED ITS SCHOOL GARDEN INAUGURATION ON FRIDAY, MAY SIX.

HAWTHORNE'S GARDEN HAS SEVERAL BEDS THAT ARE GROWING CANTALOUPES, LETTUCE, PEPPERS AND OTHER FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.

THANK YOU TO THE JUNIOR LEAGUE OF DALLAS FOR THEIR GRANT FOR INNOVATIVE TEACHING WHICH HELPED FINANCE THE GARDEN.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ANTONIO VERDUZCO FOUR YEAR PRINCIPAL AT MACON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, WHO WAS NAMED PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR IN THE PRELIMINARY CATEGORY.

MR. VERDUZCO IS A FIRST GENERATION MEXICAN-AMERICAN WHO WAS RAISED IN OAK CLIFF.

AN AN IMMIGRANT GRANDMOTHER AND AUNT.

HE BEGAN HIS CAREER AS A BILINGUAL TEACHER AT MARGARET B HENDERSON ELEMENTARY IN 2001.

DURING HIS TENURE AT BH MACON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, HE IMPLEMENTED DATA DRIVEN INSTRUCTION TO TIGHTEN STUDENTS ACHIEVEMENT GAPS. THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT.

THANK YOU TRUSTEE WHITE. AND MOVE ON TO THE DISTRICT FIVE REPORT.

THANK YOU, PRESIDENT HENRY.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL WINNERS AND FINALISTS FOR COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR, WHICH IS SPONSORED BY DALLAS ISD COUNCILMAN SERVICE DEPARTMENT ON MAY 19, SPECIAL SHOUT OUT TO MRS. GAYLA DAVIS OF SOUTH CLIFF HIGH SCHOOL FOR RECEIVING A COUNCILOR'S CHOICE AWARD.

I WANT TO THANK GIVE A SPECIAL THANKS TO MRS. KEYSHAWN JOHNSON FOR INVITING ME TO ATTEND.

I ENJOYED THE EVENT AND CELEBRATE ALL COUNSELORS AND WHAT THEY DO FOR OUR KIDS IN DALLAS ISD.

SHOUT OUT TO THE TEXAS INSTRUMENT FOUNDATION, WHICH RECENTLY PARTNERED WITH THE DALLAS EDUCATION FOUNDATION TO AWARD INNOVATION GRANTS TO 14 SECONDARY STEM TEACHERS, INCLUDING DISTRICT FIVE'S OWN MARK DELEON SCHOOL FOR THE TALENTED AND GIFTED AT YVONNE A EWELL TOWNVIEW CENTER.

ERNITA PIPPINS, BARACK OBAMA MALE LEADERSHIP ACADEMY.

AT A MACEO SMITH.

[INAUDIBLE], JUDGE BRADFORD SANDERS LAW MAGNET, YVONNE A EWELL TOWNVIEW CENTER, ALSO CONGRATULATES TO THE FOLLOWING SENIORS AT THE SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS AT TOWN VIEW.

GISELE CHOPRA WILL ATTEND HARVARD UNIVERSITY IN THE FALL.

SHE RECEIVED A FULL RIDE SCHOLARSHIP.

KAMARI MONDAY WILL ATTEND DELAWARE STATE UNIVERSITY IN THE FALL.

SHE IS AN ESTEEMED LACROSSE PLAYER AND WILL MAJOR IN NURSING.

I WAS ABLE TO HAVE THE PRIVILEGE TO GO SEE HER AND TAKE PICTURES WITH HER AND HER FAMILY.

AND ALSO ERIKA TOBODA IS A RECIPIENT OF THE TCU STEM SCHOLARSHIP.

SHE IS ONE OF SEVEN RECIPIENTS IN THE FIRST SCHOOL OF HEALTH PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS TO RECEIVE A SCHOLARSHIP WORTH OVER 250,000.

AND TO ALL OUR SENIORS THAT RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS, WE ARE PROUD OF YOU AND WE EXPECT GREAT THINGS FOR YOU IN THE FUTURE.

THANK YOU. COULD WE JUST CONTINUE ON THE DISTRICT ORDER? OKAY. GOOD EVENING.

FIRST AND FOREMOST, I'D LIKE TO JUST TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SEND MY HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO THE CITY OF UVALDE.

19 STUDENTS LOST ALONG WITH TWO TEACHERS.

I CANNOT IMAGINE THE HORROR THAT TOOK PLACE AT ROB ELEMENTARY.

AND IN THIS STATE AND THIS COUNTRY, WE'VE GOT TO DO BETTER.

WE SHOULD BE PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN AND THE PEOPLE WHO WATCH OVER THEM ON A DAILY BASIS.

CONGRATULATIONS TO CHRISTOPHER DEGRATE, WHO IS GRADUATING FROM JUSTIN FORD KIMBALL HIGH SCHOOL WITH AN UPWARD BOUND SCHOLARSHIP TO SMU.

IN THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF $576,924.

[APPLAUSE] WHAT AN ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR CHRISTOPHER.

THIS WEEK, KIMBALL HIGH SCHOOL HELD THEIR COLLEGE SIGNING DAY.

AND I'M AS PROUD AS ALWAYS OF THE STUDENTS WHO ARE FOLLOWING THEIR DREAMS TO GET A FOUR YEAR DEGREE.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CARTER HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS TRACK STARS WHO ARE STATE CHAMPIONS IN THE FOUR BY 200 METER RELAY.

[00:45:03]

IT'S BEEN ALMOST 15 YEARS SINCE CARTER GIRLS WON THIS RACE.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THEM AND TO COACH CROSS WHO BOUGHT THEM OVER ONE MORE TIME.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST, A BIG SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE GRADUATING SENIORS AT JUSTIN FORT KIMBALL.

DAVID W CARTER, MAYA ANGELOU HIGH SCHOOL, AND KATHERINE JOY GILLAM COLLEGIATE ACADEMY.

AND TO THE ENTIRE CLASS OF 2022 AT DALLAS ISD, YOU ARE OUR SHINING STARS, AND YOU'RE ON YOUR WAY TO THE GREATNESS THAT I KNOW YOU ARE.

THANK YOU. I'LL GIVE THE DISTRICT SEVEN ACCOLADES.

FIRST, EARLIER THIS MONTH, THERE WERE 14 OUTSTANDING DALLAS ISD TEACHERS WHO AWARDED $10,000 THRU THE TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INNOVATION AND STEM TEACHING AWARDS.

SO I'D LIKE TO CONGRATULATE LATRELL CHAMPION FROM GREINER MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR REPRESENTING DISTRICT SEVEN IN THIS RECOGNITION.

CONGRATULATIONS. I'D ALSO LIKE TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO KARREON JINGLES ALSO A GRINDER FOR ACHIEVING THE ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARD AT THIS DISTRICT'S COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR CELEBRATION THAT TOOK PLACE EARLIER THIS MONTH.

AND ALSO, KUDOS TO ROSEMONT LOWER, E.D.

WALKER MIDDLE SCHOOL AND SUNSET HIGH SCHOOL FOR BEING SELECTED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE HOLDSWORTH CAMPUS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM THIS YEAR.

THESE SCHOOLS WILL HAVE ACCESS TO AMAZING OPPORTUNITIES CENTERED AROUND LEADERSHIP, DEVELOPMENT, EMPOWERMENT AND CREATING CHANGE.

AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING ALL THE GREAT THINGS THAT WILL COME FROM THAT THIS YEAR.

AND THEN FINALLY, I WANT TO GIVE A BIG SHOUT OUT TO MISS WILLIAM ANDRADE MATAMOROS FOR BEING NAMED THE ELEMENTARY TEACHER OF THE YEAR FOR THE DALLAS ISD.

SHE TEACHES AT KOHN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, WHERE SHE WENT TO SCHOOL AS A CHILD.

SO CONGRATULATIONS. THAT'S WELL DESERVED.

AND THAT CONCLUDES MY REPORT.

THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.

I WILL GIVE THE DISTRICT EIGHT ACCOLADES.

THERE ARE 50 PLUS SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN DALLAS ISD, WHICH MEANS THERE ARE 50 PLUS SECONDARY PRINCIPALS.

BUT THERE IS ONLY ONE WHO IS THE SECONDARY PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR.

CONGRATULATIONS TO CATHERINE ESKA OF NORTH DALLAS HIGH SCHOOL FOR BEING NAMED THE DALLAS ISD SECONDARY PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR.

I'M SO PROUD AND IT'S DESERVED.

I WANT TO GIVE ALSO KUDOS TO THE DISTRICT EIGHT CAMPUSES WHO HAVE BEEN SELECTED TO BE PART OF THE HOLDSWORTH CENTER'S CAMPUS LEADERSHIP PROGRAM.

THEY ARE A SOLAR PREPARATORY SCHOOL FOR GIRLS.

DAVID G. BURNETT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

ARCADIA PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

RAUL QUINTANA SENIOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STEAM ACADEMY.

AND AND THEN ALSO CONGRATULATIONS TO NURSE EMILY GEESLIN, NURSE G OF NORTH DALLAS HIGH SCHOOL FOR EARNING THE DALLAS ISD 2021 2022 HEALTH SERVICES EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR AWARD.

A LOT OF GREAT THINGS HAPPENING AT NORTH DALLAS HIGH SCHOOL.

AND I ALSO JUST WANT TO SAY A BIG CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2022 GRADUATES OF DALLAS ISD, ESPECIALLY THE GRADUATES OF IDEAL HIGH SCHOOL, WHO I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO CELEBRATE WITH THIS PAST SUNDAY.

AMAZING YOUNG PEOPLE AND THE GRADUATES OF NORTH DALLAS HIGH SCHOOL WHO I WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CELEBRATE WITH ON JUNE 4TH.

GO, BULLDOGS. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. THANK YOU, TRUSTEE CARREÓN.

I WILL NOW DO THE DISTRICT NINE ACCOLADES.

FIRST, I WILL EXTEND MY OWN THOUGHTS, PRAYERS, AND HOPEFULLY ALL OF US TO MORE ACTIONS IN REGARDS TO WHAT HAPPENED IN UVALDE THIS PAST WEEK.

I HAD THE PRIVILEGE, AS MANY OF OUR PARENTS HAVE, TO GO TO GRADUATIONS AND MY SON'S KINDERGARTEN PROMOTION.

AND YOU OFTEN THINK ABOUT WHY ARE WE DOING KINDERGARTEN PROMOTIONS? THAT'S INEVITABLE TO GET OUT OF KINDERGARTEN.

BUT IT PUTS IT IN PERSPECTIVE REAL QUICKLY, BECAUSE FOLKS IN UVALDE CELEBRATED WITH THEIR KIDS AND LOST THEM IN THE SAME DAY.

SO HUG THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE.

AND I JUST WANT TO SEND MY WHATEVER GRACE I HAVE TO THE FAMILIES IN PARTICULAR THAT LOST THEIR CHILDREN THIS WEEK.

I WANT TO SAY SHOUT OUT TO ALL THE AMAZING PRINCIPALS AND TEACHERS WHO ORIGINALLY NAMED PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR AND TEACHER OF THE YEAR.

A SPECIAL ACKNOWLEDGMENT TO DISTRICT NINE'S OWN MISS SARAH GILL OF ANN RICHARDS STEAM ACADEMY.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR AMAZING WORK AND THE IMPACT YOU'RE HAVING ON OUR STUDENTS.

I WANT TO ECHO THE ACCOLADES OF MY COLLEAGUES WHO APPLAUDED THE GENEROSITY OF TEXAS INSTRUMENT FOUNDATION AND DALLAS EDUCATION FOUNDATION FOR AWARDING INNOVATION GRANTS TO 14 STEM TEACHERS, INCLUDING DISTRICT NINE'S OWN TARA BROWN, WHO'S AT ANN RICHARDS STEAM ACADEMY AS WELL, AND MS. WYNN, WHO'S AT RANGEL YOUNG WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY SCHOOL.

WANT TO SAY KUDOS TO THE PHILADELPHIA 76 ERS, WHICH IS AN NBA TEAM.

TYRESE MAXEY, WHO'S THE LOCAL GUY WHO VISITED THE GREAT JAMES MADISON HIGH SCHOOL TO LEND HIS VOICE TO THE OTHER CHORUS OF SUPPORTERS WHO ARE CONGRATULATING THE MADISON BOYS BASKETBALL TEAM FOR THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.

HE TOOK A GOOD AMOUNT OF TIME TO TALK WITH THE COACHES AND PLAYERS, SO DEFINITELY WANT TO SHOW APPRECIATION HIM FOR DOING THAT AND SHOUT OUT TO THE STUDENTS AND STAFF AT HS

[00:50:06]

THOMPSON'S STEAM ACADEMY ON THE RECENT BUILDING DEDICATION CEREMONY WHERE THEY DEDICATED THEIR NEW 85,000 SQUARE FOOT CAMPUS.

I REALLY WANT TO THANK THE COMMUNITY FOR MAKING THIS A REALITY.

THAT COMMUNITY, AS YOU KNOW, FOUGHT FOR A VERY LONG TIME TO GET THEIR SCHOOL BACK OPEN.

SO I WANT TO CONGRATULATE ALL THOSE INVOLVED THAT WORKED TO MAKE THAT DREAM A REALITY.

I WANT TO ECHO THE SENTIMENTS OF MY COLLEAGUES, THE COUNSELORS OF THE YEAR, THE GREAT GRADUATING CLASS OF 2022, AS THEY GO OUT INTO THIS WORLD AND SHAPE THE FUTURE AS THEY SEE FIT. AND LAST BUT NOT LEAST, A KIND OF A PERSONAL PRIVILEGE.

I WANT TO VERBALLY AND VOCALLY THANK MS..

CARPENTER, WHO WAS MY DAUGHTER'S EDUCATOR.

AND MISS DURKIN AND MISS THOMPSON, WHO ARE THE CO TEACHERS IN MY SON'S CLASSROOM.

THE PHENOMENAL WORK, THEY'RE JUST A TESTAMENT, THE TYPE OF EDUCATORS WE HAVE IN OUR DISTRICT SHOWING UP FOR OUR KIDS WHEN WE NEED THEM THE MOST.

IN THE MIDST OF A PANDEMIC, RISKING THEIR OWN HEALTH, THEIR OWN SAFETY, AND REALLY SOWING INTO OUR KIDS.

I DO NOT KNOW WHERE EITHER OF MY KIDS WOULD HAVE BEEN WITHOUT THEM THE LAST TWO YEARS.

SO I WANT TO THANK YOU INDIVIDUALLY AND PUBLICLY IN ALL OUR EDUCATORS, BUT IN PARTICULAR LIKE FOR ME, THOSE TWO, THOSE THREE.

AND WITH THAT, I'M GOING TO CONCLUDE THE DISTRICT NINE ACCOLADES AND WE'RE GOING TO MOVE ON TO THE NEXT PART OF OUR AGENDA.

[6. PUBLIC FORUM]

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

WE'RE GOING TO BEGIN WITH SPEAKERS TO MY ACTUALLY I'M GOING TO AGAIN TAKE ANOTHER PERSONAL PRIVILEGE.

WE HAVE A FEW STUDENTS THAT WE'RE GOING TO MOVE TOWARDS THE FRONT.

I THINK YOU ALREADY HAVE THEIR NAMES.

AFTER THAT, WE'RE GOING TO BEGIN WITH SPEAKERS TO AGENDA ITEMS FOLLOWED BY SPEAKERS TO NON AGENDA ITEMS. I'M ASKING SPEAKERS TO BE MINDFUL OF YOUR FELLOW SPEAKERS AND TO REFRAIN FROM USING THE INDIVIDUALS NAMES TO INCLUDE ANY STUDENTS NAMES AND TO ADDRESS THE BOARD AND NOT INDIVIDUAL TRUSTEES.

COMMENTS INVOLVING THE PERFORMANCE OF INDIVIDUAL DISTRICT EMPLOYEES OR OFFICERS SHOULD BE MADE THROUGH THE GRIEVANCE POLICY.

AUDIENCE I'M ASKING YOU NOT TO ENGAGE IN CONDUCT THAT WILL AND CONDUCT THAT WILL DISRUPT THIS MEETING.

RULES ARE ORDER AND DECORUM WILL BE ENFORCED DURING THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD TO ENSURE EFFICIENT MEETINGS, UNLAWFUL OR DISRUPTIVE CONDUCT, INCLUDING INTERRUPTING SCHEDULED SPEAKERS, SPEAKING OUT OF TURN, CROSSING THE ROPED OFF BARRIERS OR INTERFERING WITH THE RIGHTS OF OTHERS THAT WILL NOT BE TOLERATED.

EACH PARTICIPANT PARTICIPANT IS LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE CONTENT AND CONSEQUENCES OF HIS OR HER OWN OWN STATEMENTS.

SPEAKERS PLEASE BE REMINDED THAT SUBSTITUTIONS ARE NOT ALLOWED.

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

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

MR. JORDAN, WILL YOU PLEASE CALL THE NAMES OF THE SPEAKERS, BEGINNING WITH I THINK IT'S FOUR STUDENTS OR FOR PEOPLE SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF THOSE STUDENTS.

THANK YOU. YES, SIR.

I WOULD LIKE TO REMIND THE SPEAKERS THAT YOU HAVE 3 MINUTES TO SPEAK WHEN YOU ARRIVE AT THE MICROPHONE, PLEASE STATE YOUR NAME.

OUR FIRST SPEAKER IS [INAUDIBLE], FOLLOWED BY CLAUDIA CAMPOS.

[00:56:03]

THANK YOU. CLAUDIA CAMPOS, FOLLOWED BY YVONNE PEREZ.

NOEMI EVI.

FOLLOWED BY IVAN PEREZ.

[01:01:50]

THANK YOU.

YVONNE PEREZ.

FOLLOWED BY YURI ANDERSSON, HAMDAN.

YVONNE PEREZ NOT PRESENT URI ANDERSEN HAND, FOLLOWED BY RENA HONI.

YURI ANDERSEN HAMDAN NOT PRESENT.

RENA HONI FOLLOWED BY GEORGE RING HEAD.

GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS YURI ANDERSON AND.

I WOULD JUST LIKE TO START OFF AND SAY KNOWLEDGE IS POWER AND.

HOLD ON. THIS IS FINE.

I WASN'T READY. I WAS OKAY.

I'M LOSING MYSELF.

UM. I LOOK OKAY? I FORGOT I WAS ON SAVE. HE SAID.

YOU KNOW, INTERRUPTS.

SO. YEAH.

IF WE GO TO THE NEXT SPEAKER, YOU CAN COME BACK IF YOU WANT TO.

YES. THANK YOU. THANK YOU, BRINA HONI.

TONY, FOLLOWED BY JORGE RANGEL.

PRESIDENT HENRY TRUSTEES AND SUPERINTENDENT HINOJOSA.

SORRY, I'M RENA HONI, PRESIDENT OF ALLIANCE AFC AND I LIVE IN DISTRICT SEVEN.

I'M SPEAKING TO AGENDA ITEM 8.01, THE TEACHER CERTIFICATION WAIVER.

THERE ARE TWO AREAS OF CONCERN THAT I'M BRINGING TO YOUR ATTENTION REGARDING THIS TOPIC.

ALTHOUGH THE LIST OF TEACHERS YOU'RE BEING ASKED TO APPROVE IN THIS WAIVER HAD BEEN TEACHING IN OUR CLASSROOMS FOR APPROXIMATELY TWO YEARS DUE TO THE RELAXING OF CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS DURING THE PANDEMIC AND BECAUSE OF THE PREPARATION PROGRAMS THEY ARE PART OF.

ALLOWING THEM TO CONTINUE TWO MORE YEARS WITHOUT CERTIFICATION SEEMS TO BE AN INJUSTICE TO THE TEACHER AND THE STUDENTS.

WE KNOW THERE ARE CERTIFIED TEACHERS THAT STRUGGLE AS WELL, BUT AREAS LIKE HAVING BACKGROUND KNOWLEDGE OF CHILD DEVELOPMENT, HAVING A

[01:05:04]

BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF HOW CHILDREN LEARN AT DIFFERENT AGES, KNOWING EDUCATIONAL VOCABULARY AND HAVING AN EDUCATIONAL TOOLKIT THAT MANY CERTIFIED TEACHERS DON'T HAVE LEAVES THEM AT A DISADVANTAGE WHEN THEY'RE RESPONSIBLE FOR STUDENTS PUT BEFORE THEM.

WITH THE ATMOSPHERE OF COMPETITION IN THE CLASSROOMS TODAY BECAUSE OF THE EVALUATION SYSTEM, EDUCATORS ARE NOT WILLING TO SHARE AND COLLABORATE WITH COLLEAGUES ANY LONGER, LIKE THE NORM USED TO BE.

MY OTHER CONCERN TODAY RELATED TO THIS TOPIC IS THAT NOT ONLY ARE YOU BEING ASKED TO WAIVE CERTIFICATION FOR TEACHERS AND PREPARATION PROGRAMS TONIGHT, SOON YOU'LL BE ASKED TO APPROVE AN AMENDMENT TO THE DISTRICT OF INNOVATION RENEWAL APPLICATION TO HIRE UNCERTIFIED INDIVIDUALS THAT POSSIBLY HAVE NO EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND IN OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.

THIS WAS ONE OF MY GREATEST FEARS FIVE YEARS AGO, WHEN WE WERE ASSURED THAT THIS WOULDN'T HAPPEN IN THE DISTRICT OF INNOVATION PROGRAM IN THE SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

THOSE HAVE SEEMED TO WORK VERY WELL, BUT THOSE INDIVIDUALS HAD EXPERIENCE IN WHAT THEY'RE TEACHING.

NOW YOU'RE BEING ASKED TO BRING IN INDIVIDUALS THAT VERY PROBABLY HAVE NO EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE AT ALL.

THEY'RE TOLD THEY'LL GET TRAINING, BUT THAT'S ON THE JOB TRAINING, WHICH IS CERTAINLY A DISSERVICE TO EVERYONE.

AND WITH THE RECORD THAT WE'VE HEARD ABOUT FOR SEVERAL YEARS IN THE TRAININGS AND SUPPORTS PROVIDED BY THE DISTRICT TO THESE PEOPLE, THOSE THINGS ARE NOT SUCCESSFUL OR ADEQUATE TO BRING SUCCESS FOR THE TEACHERS AND THE STUDENTS.

AS A FORMER TEACHER FOR 26 YEARS IN DALLAS ISD, I URGE YOU TO EXERCISE GREAT CAUTION AND ASK MANY, MANY QUESTIONS WHICH ARE DULY WARRANTED IN BOTH PROPOSALS THAT YOU'LL BE ASKED TO VOTE ON.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND YOUR SERVICE.

THANK YOU. GEORGE RANGEL.

FOLLOWED BY ANN CARUTH.

GOOD EVENING, PRESIDENT MACKEY, TRUSTEE SUPERINTENDENT HINOJOSA.

MY NAME IS GEORGE RANGEL WITH 334 CENTER ST.

DALLAS, TEXAS 75208.

I'M THE EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AT ALLIANCE AFT.

I'M HERE TO SPEAK TO YOU ABOUT TWO CONCERNS.

APPROVAL OF NON-CERTIFIED TEACHERS AND THE MORALE.

TONIGHT, WE ARE CONSIDERING TAKING POSSIBLE ACTION TO APPROVE A WAIVER TO ALLOW DALLAS ISD TO HIRE AND EMPLOY TEACHERS WITHOUT CERTIFICATIONS FOR 22-23 AND 23-24 SCHOOL YEAR DUE TO DISTRICT'S CRITICAL NEED.

WE HAVE HAD THESE CRITICAL NEEDS FOR OVER A DECADE AND WE HAVE DONE VERY LITTLE TO GROW OUR OWN FROM WITHIN.

WE HAVE TEACHER ASSISTANTS THAT HAVE ACTED AS TEACHERS THROUGHOUT THE PANDEMIC, AND DISD HAS NOT BOTHERED TO OFFER THEM A PROGRAM WHERE DISD PAYS FOR THEIR EDUCATION, WITH A CLAUSE STATING THAT THEY HAVE TO STAY WITH THE ISD FOR FIVE YEARS AFTER THEIR CERTIFICATION.

WE ARE A PREMIER DISTRICT AND WE DO NOT WANT.

TO BECOME CHARTER SCHOOLS WITH WHO HAVE UNCERTIFIED TEACHERS IN THE CLASSROOM UNLESS THIS IS A HIDDEN AGENDA.

MORALE IS LOW IN THE DISTRICT.

IMAGINE THE SCENARIO IS HAPPENING IN ONE OF YOUR SCHOOLS.

THE SCHOOL HAS LOST 5 ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS, THREE OFFICE MANAGERS, ONE LEFT IN A MONTH.

THE ENTIRE OFFICE STAFF, INCLUDING THE CRC LEFT.

FINANCIAL CLERK AND ALL UNDER THE TENURE OF THE CURRENT PRINCIPAL.

WHEN WE BROUGHT THIS TO THE ATTENTION OF THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, WE WERE TOLD THIS IS JUST A COINCIDENCE AND WE FOR US TO PUT IT IN WRITING.

WELL WE HAVE, WE HAVE MULTIPLE GRIEVANCES FILED AGAINST THE PRINCIPAL ALREADY.

IS IT A COINCIDENCE 22 TEACHERS WERE OUT IN ONE DAY? IS IT A COINCIDENCE THAT CURRENT ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL HAS A GRIEVANCE AGAINST THE PRINCIPAL NOW? IS THAT A COINCIDENCE THAT SOME SOMEONE HACKED INTO THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL'S EMAIL AND APPLIED FOR TEACHING POSITIONS WITHOUT THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL KNOWING? IS THAT A COINCIDENCE THAT THE PRINCIPAL BROUGHT HER DAUGHTER IN AS A SUB AND THE DAUGHTER HAD TO BE REMOVED BECAUSE OF WHAT HAPPENED AT THE CAMPUS? NO, THIS IS NOT A COINCIDENCE.

IT'S AN ABUSE OF POWER AND BULLYING AT THE HIGHEST LEVEL.

TO GET A GOOD SENSE OF WHAT'S TAKING PLACE AT ANN RICHARDS STEAM ACADEMY.

LOOK AT THE CLIMATE SURVEY.

IT SPEAKS VOLUMES.

IT'S THE END OF THE YEAR AND MORALE IS LOW IN THE CAMPUSES.

WE NEED TO MOVE THE NEEDLE IN MAKING CLIMATE IN THE WORKPLACE BETTER FOR ALL EMPLOYEES.

THERE IS NO FINANCIAL COST TO THE DISTRICT TO RESPECT THE EMPLOYEES IN THE WORKPLACE, BUT THERE IS A FINANCIAL COST WHEN YOU HAVE TO CONTINUE TO WHEN YOU CONTINUE TO DISRESPECT AND BULLY AND THEN SPEND MONEY TO HIRE AND TRAIN TO AND AND UTILIZE LEGAL SERVICES TO REPRESENT THE DISTRICT.

I HOPE YOU LISTEN TO THESE CONCERNS AND I THANK YOU.

I THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP BECAUSE IT DOES MATTER.

[01:10:01]

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND ATTENTION.

THANK YOU.

ANN CARRUTH, FOLLOWED BY MEADERS OZOROW, ANN CARUTH IS NOT PRESENT.

MEADERS OZOROW FOLLOWED BY DARIUS BUGGS.

HELLO. SUPERINTENDENT HINOJOSA AND TRUSTEES.

MY NAME IS MEDDERS MOORE OZOROW.

I LIVE IN DISD AND I HAVE TWO SONS THAT GRADUATED FROM DISD HIGH SCHOOLS.

MY HUSBAND AND I PAY OUR PROPERTY TAXES WITH GRATITUDE, KNOWING THAT THE MONEY IS GOING TO VIBRANT PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND OUTSTANDING COUNTY HOSPITAL SYSTEM.

DISD IS NOT PERFECT AND REQUIRES A LOT OF WORK, AND I COMMEND YOU ALL FOR YOUR EFFORT AND SERVICE TO STRENGTHEN DISD SCHOOLS.

YOU'RE DOING VERY IMPORTANT WORK.

I SUPPORT THE THREE RECOMMENDATIONS TODAY OF THE SHACK AND HOPE YOU WILL VOTE IN FAVOR OF THEM.

IN MARCH OF 2020, A NONPARTISAN PUBLIC POLL WAS CONDUCTED OF TEXAS VOTERS ACROSS PARTY LINES AND ALL DEMOGRAPHICS.

TEXAS VOTERS SUPPORT ABSTINENCE PLUS SEX ED.

ONLY 9% OF VOTERS BELIEVE SEX ED SHOULD NOT BE OFFERED IN SCHOOLS.

IN STATES WHERE EVIDENCE BASED SEX ED IS BEING OFFERED, THERE IS DELAY IN SEXUAL ACTIVITY.

KNOWLEDGE AND EDUCATION ARE POWER.

THEY ARE POWER FOR YOU.

THEY ARE POWER FOR ME.

AND THEY ARE POWER FOR OUR YOUTH AS THEY MATURE.

THE PRIMARY GOAL OF TRULY TESTED EVIDENCE BASED PROGRAMS IS TO ADDRESS RISK FACTORS AND BEHAVIORS ASSOCIATED WITH UNPLANNED TEEN PREGNANCY BY INCREASING AN ADOLESCENTS ABILITY TO USE RISK REDUCTION SKILLS.

THESE PROGRAMS SEEK TO TEACH ADOLESCENTS TO EITHER ABSTAIN FROM SEXUAL ACTIVITY OR USE BIRTH CONTROL WHEN ENGAGING IN SEXUAL ACTIVITY.

THEY INCLUDE KNOWLEDGE OF THE CONSEQUENCES OF TEEN PREGNANCY AND RISK SITUATIONS, SELF-EFFICACY TO USE BIRTH CONTROL AND CONDOMS, ENCOURAGEMENT OF PARENT ADOLESCENT COMMUNICATION, REFUSAL SKILLS AND POSITIVE ATTITUDES TOWARDS ABSTINENCE.

IT'S BEST IF YOUTH HAVE INFORMATION ABOUT HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS AND PREGNANCY PREVENTION WELL BEFORE THEY NEED IT SO THEY CAN BE PREPARED.

AND EVEN IF TEENS AREN'T SEXUALLY ACTIVE IN HIGH SCHOOL, KNOWING BASIC FACTS ABOUT THEIR BODIES AND HOW IT WORKS IS JUST COMMON SENSE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE SHACK RECOMMENDATIONS.

THANK YOU. DARIUS BUGGS FOLLOWED BY AYANNA ANDERSON.

GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS DARIUS BUGGS, AND I'M THE EDUCATION COORDINATOR FOR INTERRUPT.

SO I'M COMING TO YOU AS A AS A PARENT.

I WAS A TEEN PARENT WHO HAD LITTLE TO NONE SEX EDUCATION.

ALL FIVE OF MY KIDS HAVE BENEFITED FROM SUCH SEX EDUCATION AS ONE WILL ACTUALLY BE ATTENDING THE UNIVERSITY OF BAYLOR PLAYING ON THE BASKETBALL SCHOLARSHIP, WOMEN'S BASKETBALL. AND THE REASON WHY I BRING THAT UP, BECAUSE I'VE WORE DIFFERENT HATS AS A PARENT WHO HAD TO SIGN MY KIDS UP TO PARTICIPATE IN IT.

I ALSO AM A EDUCATOR, SO I'M BOOTS ON THE GROUND.

I'M THE ONE THAT'S ACTUALLY RESPONDING TO THE QUESTIONS THAT MAY BE FEARFUL THAT PEOPLE FEAR THAT THE KIDS ARE TALKING ABOUT.

SO I HAVE A DIRECT CONNECTION WITH THESE YOUNG PEOPLE.

I'VE BEEN SERVING IN THIS ROLE FOR ABOUT 20 YEARS.

TEENS ARE ARE IMPORTANT TO ME BECAUSE IT'S ALL ABOUT CREATING A SPACE FOR THEM TO HAVE ACCESS TO THE EDUCATION SO THEY CAN MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS.

WHEN WE HAVE A POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, WHEN WE HAVE AGE APPROPRIATE, CULTURALLY SENSITIVE, INCLUSIVE AND HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS. WE HAVE HEALTHY TEENS.

WE HAVE MORE GRADUATES.

WE HAVE HEALTHY FAMILIES IN THE FUTURE.

JUST AS MY COLLEAGUES HAVE SAID, I SUPPORT IT AS WELL.

I'M WITH YOUR KIDS.

I'M THE ONES THAT THEY ACTUALLY TALK TO.

I'M THE ONES THAT AFTER CLASS TO ASK ABOUT, IS IT OKAY FOR ME TO BE TO BE GAY? IS IT OKAY FOR ME TO HAVE SEX? I'M THE ONE THAT'S FIELDING THOSE QUESTIONS ALONG WITH SOME OF MY OTHER FELLOW EDUCATORS.

THIS IS IMPORTANT WORK.

I BELIEVE THAT THIS IS THE CHEAT CODE, AS SOME OF THE YOUNG PEOPLE TALK ABOUT, TO THEIR SUCCESS.

SO I HAVE SERVED MANY HATS.

ESPECIALLY BEING SOMEBODY WHO DIDN'T GET TO EXPERIENCE SEX ED.

OTHER THAN KEEP YOUR STUFF IN YOUR PANTS, DON'T BRING HOME NO BABIES.

EVEN THOUGH I DID, THAT YOUNG LADY WILL BE 30 YEARS IN 30 YEARS OLD IN FEBRUARY.

[01:15:05]

SHE ACTUALLY WORKS FOR CHILD PROTECTIVE SERVICES.

I'VE ALSO HAD ONE OF MY SONS WHO IS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOL OF THE ARTS, WHO IS A PEER EDUCATOR, WHO WAS TRAINED IN A SEX ED CURRICULUM, WHERE HE WENT BACK TO THE MIDDLE SCHOOL TO TEACH THE MIDDLE SCHOOL AGE APPROPRIATE ACROSS THE BOARD ABSTINENCE.

COMPREHENSIVE BIRTH CONTROL, CONDOM USE.

SO AGAIN.

I SUPPORT IT. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT.

I THINK WE NEED MORE EDUCATORS.

I THINK WE NEED MORE SEX EDUCATION SO WE CAN SUPPORT YOU ALL IN TERMS OF MAKING SURE WE HAVE THE GRADUATES, MAKING SURE THAT THEY DO DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THE SUMMER MELT THAT WAS BROUGHT UP IN THE LAST MEETING SO THAT WE CAN HELP GET THEM WHERE THEY NEED TO GO.

THANK YOU FOR EVERYBODY IN THE ROOM.

THANK FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE.

THANK YOU. AYANNA ANDERSON, FOLLOWED BY EMILY MARTIN.

HI. MY NAME IS AYANNA ANDERSON.

SO MY ONLY SON IS IN 10TH GRADE AT TOWNVIEW.

YOU ALL MET HIM A MINUTE AGO.

HE WAS REALLY HERE TO HAVE MY BACK.

WE WANTED TO ALSO LEND HIS VOICE, BUT HE ATTENDS TOWNVIEW SCHOOL OF BUSINESS.

AND JUST THIS YEAR I RECEIVED A SEX ED OPT IN OR OPT OUT FORM, AND I HAD NO ISSUE SIGNING IT AND SAYING YES.

SO WHY DID I SIGN IT? BECAUSE I'M A MOM WHO GRADUATED FROM A DISD SCHOOL.

I ACTUALLY ALSO GRADUATED FROM TOWNVIEW SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND THEN I GRADUATED FROM UTA.

SO I'M DALLAS THROUGH AND THROUGH.

I SAW FIRSTHAND THE PRESSURES OF BEING A FIRST GENERATION COLLEGE GRADUATE FROM THE HIGHLAND HILLS REDBIRD AREA.

AND I'VE WATCHED FAR TOO MANY OF MY FAMILY MEMBERS, NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS HAVE BABIES BEFORE GETTING A HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA.

I WAS NOT TAUGHT CONSENT.

MOST OF THE PEOPLE IN MY FAMILY WERE ALSO NOT TAUGHT ABOUT CONSENT AND SEX ED.

AND I WAS A VICTIM, JUST LIKE MANY OTHER BLACK LITTLE GIRLS WHO WERE TOLD TO JUST SIT DOWN.

BE QUIET. BE GOOD.

GO TO SUNDAY SCHOOL AND OBEY ALL OF YOUR ELDERS AND AUTHORITY.

NO QUESTIONS ASKED.

IT IS TIME THAT WE MOVE PAST THIS PREVAILING LESSON AND TEACH BOYS AND GIRLS THAT YOU CAN SPEAK UP.

TEACH THEM WHAT CONSENT IS.

AND I THINK THE MCGRAW-HILL CURRICULUM IS THE BEST WAY TO ACHIEVE THIS.

I SAID YES TO THE OPT IN FORM BECAUSE I WANT MY SON TO KNOW HIS RIGHTS.

I SAID YES TO THE OPT IN FORM BECAUSE I WANT MY SON TO KNOW HOW TO GIVE AND RECEIVE OR NOT SEXUAL CONSENT, HOW TO PROTECT HIMSELF, HOW TO NOT GET AN STD, AND TO HAVE THE TOOLS NEEDED TO MAKE THE BEST DECISIONS FOR HIS LIFE.

SHORTLY AFTER MY SON STARTED HIS COURSE, HE TOLD ME THAT THEY HAD STARTED TO DISCUSS SEXUAL HEALTH, AGE APPROPRIATE SEXUAL HEALTH, AS WELL AS SEXUAL ASSAULT, AMONG OTHER TOPICS. HE WAS VERY SURPRISED TO LEARN HOW PREVALENT SEXUAL ASSAULT WAS, WAS AND EVEN TOLD ME A STATISTIC.

MOM, DID YOU KNOW THAT ONE IN FOUR GIRLS AND ONE IN SIX BOYS GO THROUGH EXPERIENCED SEXUAL ASSAULT BEFORE THE AGE OF 18? HE WAS SURPRISED THAT I WAS NOT SURPRISED BY THIS.

I TOLD HIM THE TRUTH, THAT I WAS AMONG THAT STAT IN SO MANY OTHERS.

AND THAT'S WHY THE LESSONS ARE ABSOLUTELY LIFE CHANGING, BECAUSE MY SON IS ABLE TO BREAK A GENERATIONAL CURSE.

TRUSTEES I ASK THAT YOU ACCEPT ALL OF THE SCHACK RECOMMENDATIONS.

I ASK THAT YOU ACCEPT THE INTERRUPT PRESENTATION OF THE POSITIVE PREVENTION PLUS PROGRAM.

I ASK THAT YOU ACCEPT THE MCGRAW-HILL AS THE PRIMARY SEX ED CURRICULUM.

AND HONESTLY, JUST AS A DALLAS GIRL.

I'M TIRED OF SEEING A LOT OF MY BLACK AND BROWN FOLKS SOUTH OF LOOP 12 LAURA LAND, REDBIRD GET PREGNANT AND LEAVE SCHOOL SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY ARE PART OF THE UNLEARNED, UNDEREDUCATED AND QUITE FRANKLY, OVER CHURCHED COMMUNITIES.

THERE'S A CHURCH ON ALMOST EVERY CORNER IN OAK CLIFF.

I'VE COUNTED THEM. THANK YOU.

I HOPE THAT YOU CHOOSE THE SHAC RECOMMENDATIONS AND HELP PAVE THE WAY.

YURI ANDERSEN, HAND THEM, FOLLOWED BY EMILY MARTIN.

GOOD EVENING. IT'S ME, YURI ANDERSON.

HAND HIM AGAIN. AND I WOULD JUST LIKE TO START OFF BY SAYING KNOWLEDGE IS THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON AT A PERSON'S DISPOSAL.

INTERRUPT PROVIDES THIS WEAPON IN A WAY, IN A WAY OF THEIR SEXUAL THEIR SEXUAL THEIR SEXUAL PROTECTION PROGRAM.

THEIR SEXUAL EDUCATION PROGRAM.

AND AS MY MY MOM WAS SAYING OVER THERE, THAT ONE IN FOUR GIRLS AND ONE IN SIX BOYS HAVE BEEN SEXUALLY ASSAULTED.

AND AS I WAS LEARNING ABOUT THAT, I WAS LIKE, DANG, THAT'S LIKE, IS THAT IS THAT COMMON? AND IT WAS IT WAS JUST ONE OF THOSE THINGS THAT THAT CAME AS A AS A REVELATION TO ME ON HOW SO MANY PEOPLE SUFFER IN THIS WORLD.

[01:20:07]

AND. I'M JUST GLAD I'M NOT ONE OF I'M NOT ONE OF THOSE.

I'M NOT THAT ONE IN THAT SIX.

SO. AND I HOPE YOU I HOPE YOU ALL WILL ALLOW INTERRUPTS TO TEACH TO TEACH STUDENTS TO HAVE THEIR OWN WEAPON IN THIS IN SEXUAL EDUCATION, IN THEIR OWN VOICE.

IN SEXUAL EDUCATION.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

EMILY MARTIN, FOLLOWED BY MY LAO.

MY NAME IS EMILY MARTIN.

I'M A CONSERVATIVE CHRISTIAN, A MOTHER, A GRANDMOTHER WITH DECADES OF VOLUNTEER WORK IN DISD SCHOOLS, INCLUDING 15 YEARS WITH YOUNG LIVES, A CHRISTIAN MINISTRY TO TEENAGE MOTHERS.

I AM COMMITTED TO REDUCING TEENAGE PREGNANCIES, AND I BELIEVE PUBLIC EDUCATION IS CRITICAL TO THE EFFORT.

I'M HERE TODAY TO TELL YOU WHY I SUPPORT THE PROPOSED SEXUAL HEALTH AND REPRODUCTION CURRICULUM THAT SHOCKS SOME PEOPLE BECAUSE IT IS EDGY AND EXPLICIT. I RAISED TWO CHILDREN IN THE LAKEWOOD AREA OF EAST DALLAS.

THEY WENT TO DISD DISTRICT TWO SCHOOLS, AND THEY WENT TO BAPTIST CHURCH EVERY SUNDAY.

MY HUSBAND AND I RAISED THESE CHILDREN AND THEY WE ANSWERED ALL THE QUESTIONS AT DINNER EVERY NIGHT THAT THEY BROUGHT TO US ABOUT SEX.

BUT ONE DAY, WHEN MY DAUGHTER WAS IN ABOUT SIXTH GRADE, SHE ASKED ME IF SHE COULD GET A BIKINI WAX.

WE'D NEVER TALKED ABOUT THAT.

AND THEN A COUPLE OF YEARS LATER, SHE CONFIDED THAT SHE DID NOT LIKE ONE OF THE GIRLS IN HER CLASS BECAUSE THAT GIRL HAD GIVEN A BLOW JOB TO ONE OF THE BOYS WHEN THEY WERE IN SEVENTH GRADE.

AND I BET I'M NOT THE ONLY PARENT HERE WHO HAS FOUND PORNOGRAPHIC MAGAZINES SQUIRRELED AWAY IN HIS SON'S ROOM.

EVEN MY SHELTERED KIDS WERE GETTING BOMBARDED WITH SEXUAL INFORMATION THAT WASN'T COMING FROM MY FAMILY AND IT WASN'T COMING FROM THE SCHOOL.

AND THAT WAS 20 YEARS AGO.

AND YOU ALL KNOW THAT IT IS MUCH MUCH WORSE TODAY WITH INTERNET AND SMARTPHONES.

EVERYONE AGREES NOW, EVEN THE TEA THAT KIDS NEED STRONG SEXUAL HEALTH INSTRUCTION IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

BUT ANY SCHOOL CURRICULUM THAT IS LESS THAN COMPREHENSIVE AND CANDID IS LUDICROUS.

YOU AND I MAY DESIRE THAT KIDS PRACTICE ABSTINENCE ONLY.

BUT FRIENDS, THAT SHIP HAS SAILED.

I LOOKED AT REPORTS RECENTLY THAT SAID, BY AGE 15, 20% OF KIDS HAVE HAD INTERCOURSE, AND BY AGE 18, THAT NUMBER RISES TO 60.

WE CAN ARGUE FOR ABSTINENCE ONLY ALL WE WANT, BUT WE CANNOT STOP KIDS FROM HAVING SEX.

WHAT WE CAN DO.

WHAT WE MUST DO IS GIVE KIDS THE FULL, GORY PICTURE OF WHAT THEY NEED TO KNOW ABOUT SEX, HOW TO PROTECT THEMSELVES, INCLUDING THE ISSUE OF CONSENT, HOW TO PREVENT PREGNANCY, HOW TO PREVENT DISEASE, HOW TO PREVENT TRAUMA.

WE CAN'T MINCE WORDS AND WE CAN'T PUSSYFOOT AROUND THE IMAGES.

WHATEVER THEY SEE IN A CLASSROOM PALES IN COMPARISON TO WHATEVER THEY'RE SEEING ON THEIR PHONES EVERY DAY.

IDEALLY, KIDS LEARN ABOUT SEX IN THE HOME.

NONETHELESS, LOTS OF KIDS NEED ASKABLE AVAILABLE ADULTS IN ADDITION TO THEIR PARENTS, THEIR TEACHERS CAN PROVIDE A SAFE FORUM FOR LEARNING FACTS, MEDICALLY ACCURATE FACTS THAT CAN LITERALLY SAVE THEIR LIVES.

DON'T GET HUNG UP ON THE EDGY, EXPLICIT CONTENT OF SOME OF THE PROPOSED CURRICULUM.

OUR KIDS. MY KIDS.

YOUR KIDS. THEY'RE ALREADY WAY AHEAD OF US.

IT'S UP TO US TO MEET THEM WHERE THEY ARE WITH FACT BASED, STRAIGHTFORWARD EDUCATION.

MAE LAU FOLLOWED BY LORI [INAUDIBLE].

GOOD EVENING. THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME HERE.

MY NAME IS MAE LAO AND I'M A MOTHER OF A PRE-TEEN WHO ATTENDS PUBLIC SCHOOL IN DISD.

AND I AM A PEDIATRICIAN AND AN ADOLESCENT MEDICINE SPECIALIST.

IN MY ADOLESCENT FOCUSED CLINIC.

I SEE ON A DAILY BASIS WHY IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE QUALITY SEXUAL EDUCATION.

MANY OF THE ADOLESCENTS I SEE IN CLINIC DO NOT KNOW THE PARTS OF THEIR REPRODUCTIVE ANATOMY, HOW SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTIONS ARE ACQUIRED, AND HOW PREGNANCY OCCURS AND IS PREVENTED.

WE WANT THESE YOUTH TO ASK THEIR PARENTS.

HOWEVER, WE KNOW IN SOME CULTURES SOME PARENTS DO NOT TALK ABOUT SEXUAL HEALTH WITH THEIR TEENS.

SO INSTEAD, THEY ASK ME MANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THESE TOPICS AND OTHERS RELATED TO SEXUAL HEALTH SO THEY CAN VERIFY WHAT THEY HAVE HEARD FROM THEIR FRIENDS OR TEACHERS OR READ ON THE INTERNET.

ADDITIONALLY, MANY OF MY PATIENTS TELL ME THEY WERE PRESSURED INTO DOING SOMETHING SEXUALLY BY THEIR PEERS OR PARTNERS.

I DO NOT WANT ANY ADOLESCENT TO GO THROUGH LIFE WITHOUT THE NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE TO MAKE HEALTHY SEXUAL DECISIONS.

[01:25:07]

SO IT IS IMPORTANT THAT YOU HAVE A PROGRAM THAT PROVIDES QUALITY SEXUAL EDUCATION SO THEY CAN MAKE GOOD DECISIONS ABOUT THEIR HEALTH.

YOUTH NEED A PROGRAM THAT IS THOROUGH AND AGE APPROPRIATE.

A PROGRAM THAT EXPLAINS BIRTH CONTROL AND SEXUAL CONSENT AND IS CULTURALLY SENSITIVE AND INCLUSIVE.

SINCE IT IS NOT JUST ONE TYPE OF ADOLESCENT WHO GETS PREGNANT, ACQUIRES A SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED INFECTION, OR IS PRESSURED TO DO SOMETHING SEXUALLY THAT THEY DO NOT WANT.

ALL YOUTH ARE AT RISK.

INFORMATION FROM THEIR PEERS AND SOMETIMES ADULTS CAN BE INCORRECT.

AND THE INTERNET IS NOT ALWAYS THE BEST PLACE TO GET QUALITY SEXUAL HEALTH INFORMATION.

AS AN ADOLESCENT MEDICINE SPECIALIST AND A PARENT, A PROGRAM THAT PROMOTES ABSTINENCE YET STILL PROVIDES COMPLETE AND QUALITY SEXUAL HEALTH INFORMATION IS WHAT MY DAUGHTER AND HER PEERS DESERVE.

I AM ASKING THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES TO APPROVE THE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE DISD SHAC.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

LAURIE KIRKENDALL, FOLLOWED BY MARIA ARGUELLES.

GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS LAURIE KIRKENDALL AND YOU SHOULD HAVE MY COMMENTS IN WRITING IN FRONT OF YOU AS WELL.

ACCORDING TO THE TEXAS LAW, THIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES HOLDS THE VOTING AUTHORITY FOR ALL THE HEALTH CURRICULUM, INCLUDING SEXUALITY INSTRUCTION.

WHILE YOU ARE TO CONSIDER THE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE SHAC, YOU ARE IN NO WAY OBLIGATED TO ADOPT THEM.

YOU ALL HAVE RECEIVED EXTENSIVE INFORMATION ABOUT MULTIPLE SHAC PROCESS AND CURRICULUM CONTENT CONCERNS, WHICH TOGETHER PROVIDE AMPLE REASON TO VOTE AGAINST THE SHACK RECOMMENDATIONS. I WOULD ASK YOU TO CONSIDER THESE QUESTIONS FIRST.

DOES THE MCGRAW HILL CURRICULUM COMPLY WITH STATE LAWS FOR SEX EDUCATION? I WAS TOLD DISD LEGAL HAS NOT BEEN ASKED TO REVIEW THIS.

MULTIPLE INSTANCES SHOW WHERE ALL FIVE TENETS OF THE LAW ARE VIOLATED.

TWO, DOES MCGRAW HILL MEET 100% OF THE NEW HEALTH TEKS? THE PUBLISHER HAS SELF PROCLAIMED THAT IT DOES, BUT IT WAS NOT VETTED BY TEA NOR AUDITED BY DISD.

I PROVIDED A SPECIFIC EXAMPLE WHERE THE PUBLISHER STATES A STUDENT EXPECTATION IS MET AND IN FACT IT IS NOT.

GOODHART WILCOX WAS VETTED BY TEA AND ADOPTED BY THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

IT CAN BE DISCOURAGING WHEN EDUCATIONAL VOTES LIKE THIS BECOME POLITICAL.

YOU ALL MAY NOT BE AWARE THAT IT WAS THE DEMOCRATS ON THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION THAT CARRIED THE VOTE TO ADOPT MCGRAW HILL.

THE PUBLISHER YOU'VE BEEN ASKED TO TURN DOWN FOR SEX ED.

QUESTION THREE, WHY WERE TWO BOARD MEMBERS OF NTARUPT ALLOWED TO PARTICIPATE IN THE VOTE TO RECOMMEND A PARTNERSHIP WITH THEIR ORGANIZATION? I WAS TOLD DISD LEGAL CLEARED THIS AS NEITHER AN ETHICAL CONCERN NOR A CONFLICT OF INTEREST.

IT JUST SEEMS OBVIOUS THESE TWO SHAC PANELISTS SHOULD HAVE RECUSED THEMSELVES FROM THE DISCUSSION AND VOTE.

FOUR, WHAT IS THE DISTRICT'S PLAN TO IMPLEMENT THE OPT IN PROCESS.

HOUSE BILL 1525, WHICH IMPLEMENTED THIS NEW REQUIREMENT, WENT TO AND INTO EFFECT LAST JUNE AND SHOULD HAVE BEEN IMPLEMENTED THIS SCHOOL YEAR.

YOU ALL WERE TOLD IN BOARD BRIEFING THAT A PLAN WOULD BE COMING FORTH IN THE EARLY IN NEXT YEAR.

IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOT DEFER TO THE OPT IN AND OVERLOOK CAREFUL REVIEW AND CURRICULUM SELECTION BECAUSE PARENTS LOOK TO THE DISTRICT TO MAKE THE BEST DECISIONS FOR THEIR CHILDREN. FIVE, WHY DO WE CONTINUE TO ELEVATE TEEN PREGNANCY, WHICH HAS DECLINED STEADILY AND SIGNIFICANTLY FOR 25 YEARS, AND MINIMIZE THE RISKS OF STDS AND THE EMOTIONAL HARMS OF TEEN SEXUAL ACTIVITY, WHICH ARE ALL INCREASING AT ALARMING RATES.

MCGRAW HILL PRESENTS INACCURATE AND INCOMPLETE INFORMATION ABOUT CONDOMS AND CONTRACEPTION AND DOES NOT ALIGN WITH THE TECHNIQUES ON STDS NOR EMOTIONAL RISKS.

BOTH MCGRAW HILL AND NTARUPT POINT STUDENTS TO WEBSITES THAT NORMALIZE SEXUAL ACTIVITY AND PRESENT GRAPHIC MATERIAL.

MOST OF US WOULD CONSIDER INAPPROPRIATE.

AND SIX, HAS THE COMMUNITY BEEN SURVEYED TO JUSTIFY THE ADDITIONAL IDEOLOGICAL, TRANSGENDER AND NON-BINARY CONTENT IN MCGRAW-HILL, WHICH WAS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TEKS? THESE ARE ALL CRITICAL TOPICS I URGE YOU TO EXPLORE FURTHER FOR YOUR STUDENTS AND FOR THE DISTRICT.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

MARIA [INAUDIBLE].

IT'S OUR LAST AGENDA ITEM SPEAKER FOLLOWED BY SOPHIA BRYANT.

GOOD EVENING, MEMBERS.

THIS WONDERFUL NATION WELCOMED ME OVER A DECADE AGO, AND I HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO SHARE AND LIVE THE VALUES OF THE GREAT STATE OF TEXAS.

AND BEING THE BIRTHPLACE OF MY CHILDREN AND MY HUSBAND, IT MAKES ME PROUD.

IT MAKES ME THANKFUL AND IT MAKES ME A GREAT DEBTOR FOR ALL THAT IT HAS PROVIDED FOR US.

THAT'S WHY I'M HERE TODAY AS A PARENT CONCERNED WITH THE NEW CURRICULA THAT CONTRADICTS THE TEXAS SEX EDUCATION LAWS.

THE CURRICULA IS CONTROVERSIAL.

GRAPHIC. NOT AGE APPROPRIATE.

[01:30:03]

NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF LOCAL COMMUNITY VALUES.

NOT PROPERLY VETTED BY THE LOCAL SCHOOL HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL.

I AM ASKING THE BOARD TO PLEASE VOTE AGAINST THE MCGRAW HILL PUBLISHING FOR REPRODUCTIVE AND SEXUAL HEALTH CURRICULUM.

VOTE AGAINST THE POTENTIAL PARTNERSHIP FOR AN AFTER SCHOOL SEX EDUCATION PROGRAM OFFERED BY THE NORTH TEXAS ALLIANCE FOR REDUCING UNINTENDED PREGNANCY IN TEXAS.

AND TO VOTE FOR GOODHART WILCOX, WHICH IS THE STATE ADOPTED CURRICULUM FOR GENERAL HEALTH AND REPRODUCTIVE AND SEXUAL HEALTH.

WHY DO WE OPPOSE THIS? WHY IS THE HYPE? BECAUSE IT IS WHAT OUR CHILDREN DEMAND.

IT IS WHAT OUR CHILDREN NEED.

THAT WE ELEVATE THEM AS PERSONS, NOT REDUCE THEM TO THE ORGANS IN THEIR BODIES OR THE REACTIONS TO THEIR HORMONES.

OR TO THE LACKS OF THEIR DEVELOPING BRAINS.

THE MCGRAW HILL CURRICULUM INCLUDES CONSENT EDUCATION, WHICH INSTRUCTS THE KIDS TO NEGOTIATE SEXUAL ACTIVITY, MEDICALLY INACCURATE INFORMATION ABOUT CONDOMS, BOTH MALE AND FEMALE, CONTRACEPTION, ABORTION.

IT MINIMIZES THE RISKS AND EMOTIONAL DAMAGE OF SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES AND SEXUAL ACTIVITY.

IT IS NOT VETTED BY THE TEXAS EDUCATION AGENCY.

NOT ADOPTED BY THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND IT VIOLATES THE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS FOR SEXUAL EDUCATION FOUND IN THE TEKS AND THE DIDS STUDENT HANDBOOK.

LESS THAN 10% OF THE TEACHERS WERE POLLED FOR THEIR INPUT IN IMPLEMENTING THESE PROGRAMS. SOME OF THEM ARE DERIVED FROM PROGRAMS DEVELOPMENT IN A FOREIGN STATE FROM WHERE PEOPLE ARE IN MASSIVE EXODUS TO OUR STATE LOOKING FOR CULTURAL, FINANCIAL AND SOCIAL OPPORTUNITIES.

I AM NOT SURE OR CONVINCED THAT ADOPTING A SUCH PROGRAM AGREES TO THE TRADITIONAL VALUES OF THE STATE OF TEXAS, AND ESPECIALLY FOR ITS EXTENSIVE CONTENT ON LGBTQ+ ISSUES, WHICH IS NOT INCLUDED IN THE TEKS EITHER.

THIS CONTENT REGARDING THE LGBT INFLAMES A CULTURE CURRENTLY BEING FED TO OUR YOUTH THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA, WHERE WE'VE SEEN AN EXPLOSION OF CASES OF GENDER DYSPHORIA, WHERE OUR CHILDREN AND YOUNG NEED IS A SAFE PLACE, WHERE THE WHOLE PERSON IS ACCEPTED, AND HENCE AND HONORED.

SOPHIA BRYANT, FOLLOWED BY RANDALL BRYANT.

HI MY NAME IS SOPHIA BRYANT, AND I AM A FIFTH GRADER AT GENEVA HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

I'M HERE TO TALK ABOUT THE FOOD BEING SERVED AT MY SCHOOL AND HOW IT HAS AFFECTED NOT ONLY MY LIFE, BUT OTHERS IN THE DISTRICT.

I'VE BEEN A STUDENT AT GENEVA HEIGHTS FOR SEVEN YEARS, AND THE FOOD AT THIS SCHOOL HAS AFFECTED SO MANY KIDS, BOTH PHYSICALLY BUT MENTALLY.

THERE HAS BEEN MOLD IN THE FOOD MANY TIMES.

AND WHERE AND WHEN WE GIVE THE FOOD BACK, THEY JUST SAY, WELL, IT HAPPENED AGAIN, BUT IT KEEPS ON HAPPENING OVER AND OVER AGAIN.

IN THE SEVEN YEARS I HAVE BEEN AT THIS SCHOOL, THERE HAS BEEN MULTIPLE TIMES THAT WE HAVE HAD THIS PROBLEM FROM MOLDY MUFFINS TO MOLDED CEREAL TO EVEN MOLDY CHEESE AND MILK.

I MEAN, THE MILK IS CHUNKY.

WE ARE POISONING THE KIDS AND MAKING THEM SICK.

WE SHOULDN'T BE MAKING KIDS SICK.

I DON'T WANT TO SEE MY FRIENDS SICK AND AT HOME WITH STOMACH PAIN, HEADACHES AND MORE STUFF.

I WANT TO SEE MY FRIENDS EVERY DAY, BUT I CAN'T DO THAT IF THEY ARE SICK AND I DON'T WANT MY LOWER CLASSMEN TO HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE PAIN THAT OTHER PEOPLE HAD TO.

STUDENTS CAN'T EAT IN THE MORNING IF SOMETHING IS ROTTEN AND THEN THEY DON'T HAVE A TASTE FOR LUNCH BECAUSE THE FOOD THAT THEY JUST SAW WAS REALLY DISGUSTING.

AND THEN THEY ARE REALLY HUNGRY AND THEY'RE SO WORRIED ABOUT FOOD THAT THEY CAN'T CONCENTRATE ON WORK AND QUIZZES.

I DON'T LIKE THE FEELING OF HAVING TO ALWAYS BE SCARED OF WHAT I EAT OR IF IT WILL MAKE ME SICK.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

RANDALL BRYANT, FOLLOWED BY ROBERT NELSON.

[APPLAUSE] THAT'S MY BABY. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. AND I DON'T SEE TRUSTEE WHITE, BUT CONGRATULATIONS AND WELCOME TO THE BOARD.

[01:35:04]

MY NAME IS RANDALL BRYANT, AND I'M SPEAKING ON THE SAME ITEM THAT MY DAUGHTER JUST SPOKE ON, WHICH IS THE FOOD, THE CHILD NUTRITIONAL SERVICES HERE IN DALLAS ISD.

EARLIER, SOME OF YOU TRUSTEES TOOK THE OATH OF OFFICE AND YOU INCLUDED THAT YOU WOULD PROTECT, PRESERVE AND DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION OF THIS UNITED STATES.

THERE IS A NEED FOR YOU ALL TO PROTECT, PRESERVE AND DEFEND OUR STUDENTS.

AND WHILE I WOULD NEVER EQUATE THE GUN VIOLENCE THAT WE'RE SEEING ACROSS THIS NATION IN OUR SCHOOLS TO THE FOOD, THERE IS A NEED TO ELEVATE THE CONCERNS THAT WE DO HAVE OVER THE FOOD THAT'S BEING SERVED, IN PARTICULAR THE PREPACKAGED FOOD ACROSS THIS DISTRICT.

THESE ISSUES HAVE BEEN RAISED PRIMARILY BY US AT GENEVA HEIGHTS.

STARTING BACK IN MARCH, MARCH 28TH, THERE WAS AN EMAIL THAT WAS SENT OUT BY PRINCIPAL LANE IN REGARDS TO THE PANCAKES THAT WERE SERVED.

I REACHED OUT TO NUMEROUS OF YOU ALL DURING THAT TIME.

WE HAVEN'T SEEN ANY TRUE TRACTION YET ON ANY ACKNOWLEDGMENT, NUMBER ONE, THAT THERE ACTUALLY IS A STORAGE AND A HANDLING AND A SERVICING ISSUE.

WHAT YOU ALL ARE CONTINUING TO DO IS SAYING THESE ARE JUST ISOLATED INCIDENCES THAT ARE GOING ON WITH CERTAIN FOODS AND YOU'RE NOT ADDRESSING THE ACTUAL STORAGE, AND THE FREEZERS.

SO MARCH OR MAY, THE FOURTH, THE MUFFIN WAS SERVED.

MAY THE FIFTH, THERE WERE CEREAL SERVED.

OKAY.

MAY THE 13TH, WE HAD A MEETING WHERE MR. ROSENBERG WAS SUPPOSED TO ATTEND.

HE DIDN'T EVEN SHOW UP. THERE WAS A ROOM WITH JUST ABOUT AS MANY PEOPLE IN HERE, AND HE WAS TRYING TO TALK TO US ON A CELL PHONE.

HE WOULDN'T EVEN SHOW UP WITH US.

OK AND THE RESPONSE WAS, WELL, WE GOT RID OF THE CAFETERIA MANAGER, BUT WHEN WE GO INTO THE CAFETERIA, WE SAW FREEZERS THAT WERE OFF AT 7 A.M..

WE SAW TEMP LOGS THAT WEREN'T EVEN RECORDED.

IF YOU GO AND LOOK AT NUMEROUS INSPECTION REPORTS, YOU SEE PACKAGE INTEGRITY VIOLATIONS AT NUMEROUS SCHOOLS.

YOU SEE FOOD HANDLERS CERTIFICATES NOT BEING KEPT UP TO DATE BY THE CAFETERIA STAFF AND SERVICE HANDLER SERVICE MANAGER HANDLER CERTIFICATES NOT BEING KEPT UP AS WELL.

THERE IS A GROWING DESIRE AND A NEED FOR DALLAS ISD TO TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY.

WE NEED AN AUDIT OF ALL OF THE SCHOOLS TO TO SEE WHAT IS GOING ON.

WE NEED THE EQUIPMENT TO BE FULLY INSPECTED AND WE NEED SOME ACKNOWLEDGMENT FROM YOU ALL.

AND AS MY GRANDMOTHER WOULD SAY, YOU KNOW, A HIT DOG ALWAYS GONNA HOLLER.

AND THERE WAS A TEACHER HERE THAT GAVE ME THESE FROM FREDERICK DOUGLASS.

THESE ARE APPLES THAT WERE GIVEN TO ME TONIGHT, MUSHED UP APPLES.

WE CANNOT CONTINUE TO GIVE THESE AS MY DAUGHTER STATED, THIS IS AFFECTING OUR STUDENTS AND I WON'T EQUATE THIS TO GUN VIOLENCE, BUT THERE IS A THREAT TO OUR STUDENTS AND THEIR SAFETY AND IT NEEDS TO BE ADDRESSED AND AN AGENDA ITEM NEEDS TO BE PLACED IMMEDIATELY.

[APPLAUSE] THANK YOU MR. BRYANT YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED.

ROBERT NELSON.

ROBERT NELSON, FOLLOWED BY SUZANNE JONES.

ROBERT NELSON, FOLLOWED BY SUZANNE JONES.

ROBERT NELSON NOT PRESENT.

SUZANNE JONES. ROBERT NELSON.

OH, SORRY. I'M ROBERT NELSON.

THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A CHANCE TO ADDRESS THIS BOARD.

I'M THE CONCIERGE FOR THE APEX PROFESSIONAL BUSINESS ORGANIZATION.

AND APEX IS PROBABLY THE LARGEST PROFESSIONAL MASTERMIND NETWORK IN THE COUNTRY.

APEX WAS FOUNDED BY RYAN STEWMAN OVER SIX YEARS AGO.

AND WE HAVE AN UNWAVERING COMMITMENT TO THIS DALLAS COMMUNITY BECAUSE WE'RE HEADQUARTERED HERE.

NEXT WEEK, WE WILL BE HOUSING OUR ANNUAL MILLION DOLLAR MASTERMIND EVENT AT THE COMERICA CENTER STARTING ON JUNE 3RD.

AND THIS WILL UNDOUBTEDLY BE THE LARGEST EVENT OF ITS KIND IN AMERICA THIS YEAR.

BUT I'M NOT HERE TO INFORM YOU ABOUT AN EVENT.

I'M HERE BECAUSE THE MEMBERS OF THE APEX ORGANIZATION HAVE A DESIRE TO PERFORM A CIVIC DUTY.

IT IS THE DUTY THAT IS IN DIRECT ALIGNMENT WITH THE DALLAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT'S OVERALL MISSION.

EDUCATING ALL STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS.

EVEN THOUGH WE'RE HEADQUARTERED HERE, WE DO A LOT OF WORK IN THIS COMMUNITY AS WELL.

HUNDREDS OF OUR MEMBERS ARE PROMINENT BUSINESS LEADERS IN THIS COMMUNITY.

HUNDREDS OF OUR MEMBERS ALSO SIT ON THE FORBES BUSINESS COUNCIL.

THESE SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS HAVE EXPRESSED A DESIRE TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE SUCCESS OF OUR YOUTH IN THREE VERY SPECIFIC WAYS.

ONE THEY WANT TO POUR INTO THE LIVES OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE AS GUIDES, MENTORS AND COACHES.

TWO, THEY WANT TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR OUR YOUTH IN THE FORM OF INTERN AND APPRENTICESHIP POSITIONS.

THREE THEY WANT TO HELP SUPPORT OUR YOUTH FINANCIALLY THROUGH FUNDRAISING PROGRAMS AND COLLEGE FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES.

[01:40:06]

AND AS THE CONCIERGE OF THE ORGANIZATION, I'M HERE TO LET IT BE KNOWN THAT THERE ARE HUNDREDS, YET THOUSANDS OF SUCCESSFUL ENTREPRENEURS IN THIS ORGANIZATION THAT ARE WILLING AND EAGER TO CHAMPION THE CAUSE AND SUPPORT THE MISSION OF THE DALLAS ISD, WHICH IS EDUCATING ALL STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS.

BECAUSE, YOU SEE, WE SHARE THE SAME CORE VALUES.

OUR MISSION IS TO HELP AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE BECOME THE MOST ELITE VERSIONS OF THEMSELVES.

OUR MISSION IS TO HELP AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE TO LEVEL UP TO THE HIGHEST POTENTIAL OF THEIR LIFE.

AND AS WE DO THIS, WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE START RIGHT HERE IN OUR OWN BACKYARD AND HELP OUR YOUNG PEOPLE IN THE DALLAS COMMUNITY.

SO WHAT I NEED TO KNOW IS WHAT STEPS DO I NEED TO TAKE AND WHO DO I NEED TO SPEAK TO IN ORDER TO ESTABLISH THIS CONNECTION AND TO BEGIN TO FORGE AN ALLIANCE THAT WILL ENABLE US TO CARRY OUT OUR MUTUAL MISSION, WHICH IS TO EDUCATE ALL STUDENTS FOR SUCCESS.

I THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

[APPLAUSE] SUZANNE JONES, FOLLOWED BY KYRIA HART.

GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS DR.

SUZANNE JONES FROM THE TEXAS FACULTY ASSOCIATION.

WE NEED TO VALUE TEACHERS AND THEIR TIME AND EFFORTS THAT THEY GIVE TO THE CHILDREN AND STRUCTURES OF THIS DISTRICT.

OUR CURRENT TEACHERS ARE STILL HERE BECAUSE A LOT OF US WANT TO STAY IN OUR JOBS, WANTING TO CONTINUE PROVIDING SUPPORT FOR OUR COMMUNITIES AND STUDENTS WHO NEED US AT THIS TIME. I KNOW I DO.

TEACHING IS MY CALLING, BUT IT IS A CALLING THAT DOESN'T PROVIDE ME A SECURE PRESENT AND FUTURE IN THE 21ST CENTURY SOCIETY, THE SAME SOCIETY THAT WE CLAIM PREPARE OUR STUDENTS TO SUCCEED IN.

WHERE IS THE SUPPORT FOR OUR TEACHERS? PROFESSIONALS WHO DEDICATE YEARS OF THEIR TIME AND WHO PUT SO MUCH ENERGY INTO GROWING AND ADAPTING TO THIS ENVIRONMENT? WE RECOGNIZE THAT THOSE EFFORTS AND STUDENTS.

BUT WHERE IS IT TANGIBLE FOR TEACHERS, ESPECIALLY VETERAN TEACHERS, ESPECIALLY WITH TEI RUBRICS THAT ARE POWERED BY SUBJECTIVE OR PREDETERMINED METRICS ACROSS THE BOARD? WE'VE PERSEVERED THROUGH SO MUCH AS TEACHERS, YET WE'VE BEEN GIVEN SO LITTLE UNDERSTANDING OR EMPATHY FOR OUR PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH THAT WE HAVE SACRIFICED FOR SIGNIFICANT PRODUCTIVITY.

TEACHERS WERE GIVEN SELF-CARE BOOKS AND LECTURES, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE ABILITY TO PAY OFF OUR LOANS OR AFFORD OUR MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES? OUR CO-PAYS KEEP GOING UP AND OUR NETWORKS AND COVERAGE KEEP GETTING SMALLER.

SINCE LAST YEAR, I COULD NO LONGER AFFORD TO SEE MY THERAPIST AND THAT SUPPORTS ME THROUGH THE DIFFICULTIES OF THIS POST-PANDEMIC WORLD.

THIS YEAR, I NEEDED TO DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT I COULD SEE MY DOCTORS FOR CHRONIC PAIN AND WORK RELATED INJURIES.

AT TIMES, WAITING OR CHOOSING SELF CARE MADE MY CONDITIONS WORSE.

BUT THOSE WERE MY ONLY REALISTIC OPTIONS.

PRESCRIPTION PRICES HAVE GONE UP SIGNIFICANTLY AS WELL.

THESE ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE COMPOUND TO CREATE SYSTEMS WHERE MANY TEACHERS ARE PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY DYSFUNCTIONAL.

IT IS UNACCEPTABLE.

SINCE BEING IN THIS DISTRICT, I HAVE KNOWN SEVERAL TEACHERS WHO HAVE DIED OR BECOME INJURED DUE TO STRESS FROM THIS WORK.

WHEN WILL THERE BE TANGIBLE RELIEF FOR TEACHERS? WHERE IS THE TANGIBLE RECOGNITION OF OUR VALUE ADDED TO THIS DISTRICT? I DON'T SEE IT.

INSTEAD, I HEAR DR.

HINOJOSA TAKE CREDIT FOR OUR WORK AS HE LEAVES THE DISTRICT.

THE ACCOLADES AND REWARDS ARE ONE SIDED TOWARDS HIGHER ADMINISTRATION.

PHOTO OPS AND NEWS PIECES APPEAR TO BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN OUR WELLNESS.

THIS WAS ACTUALLY A TESTIMONIAL FROM AN ANONYMOUS DISD TEACHER.

AND DALLAS TEACHERS DESERVE MORE THAN A COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENT.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

KYRIA HART FOLLOWED BY J NAM.

GOOD EVENING. I'M DR.

HART AND I CURRENTLY SERVE AS PRESIDENT OF DAC AND ON BEHALF OF DALLAS ISD COUNSELORS.

I WOULD LIKE TO SAY OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH THE STUDENTS AND FAMILIES OF UVALDE, AND I HOPE THAT THIS EVENT SPREADS LIGHT ON THE GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND OFFICE, AS WELL AS THE POLICIES AND PROTOCOLS IN OUR OWN DISTRICT.

I'M SPEAKING TONIGHT REGARDING SB 179, AS IT REQUIRES EACH SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ADOPT A POLICY REQUIRING COUNSELORS TO SPEND AT LEAST 80% OF WORK TIME ON DUTIES WITHIN THE COMPREHENSIVE COUNSELING PROGRAM.

THIS POLICY PASSED LAST JUNE AND BECAME EFFECTIVE ON SEPTEMBER 1ST.

AND HERE WE ARE, THE END OF MAY.

AND STILL WE'VE SEEN NOTHING FINALIZED.

ACCORDING TO TEA THE PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY OF A SCHOOL COUNSELOR IS TO COUNSEL STUDENTS TO FULLY DEVELOP EACH STUDENT'S ACADEMIC, CAREER, PERSONAL AND SOCIAL ABILITIES, NOT TEST ADMINISTRATION OR COORDINATION, NOT 504 CHAIRS, SST CHAIRS EVEN THOUGH THEIR POLICY ALREADY FORBIDS IT, AND NOT DOING HOURS OF DUTY

[01:45:08]

EACH DAY, BUT TO INSTEAD BE PRESENT TO DEVELOP OUR STUDENTS ABILITIES.

THE COUNSELOR IS ONE OF THE VERY FEW PULLED IN MULTIPLE DIRECTIONS ON A DAILY BASIS.

WE'RE BRIDGING SCHOOL TO COMMUNITY, WORKING WITH PARENTS, ASSISTING TEACHERS, PLANNING WITH ADMIN, AND OF COURSE WORKING WITH STUDENTS.

WHEN HIRED AS COUNSELORS, WE RECEIVE AN 11 PAGE DOCUMENT THAT DETAILS WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO PROVIDE BEST SERVICES FROM THE COUNSELING SERVICES DEPARTMENT.

IT INCLUDES SERVICES IN THE AREA OF INDIVIDUAL STUDENT PLANNING, RESPONSIVE SERVICES, GUIDANCE, CURRICULUM AND SYSTEM SUPPORT.

THIS DOCUMENT IS ALSO USED FOR OUR EVALUATIONS EACH YEAR.

BUT GUESS WHAT? OUR PRINCIPALS ARE OUR EVALUATIONS.

SO WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? FOR MANY COUNSELORS INSTEAD OF RUNNING A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM WE'RE SUBJECT TO THE DESIRES OF OUR PRINCIPAL RATHER THAN WHAT WE WOULD DEEM IS BEST FOR OUR STUDENTS.

COUNSELORS ARE BEING PLACED IN SPECIAL ROTATIONS AS TEACHERS, COVERING AS LONG TERM SUBS, EXTENSIVE LUNCH AND HALLWAY DUTY TEST COORDINATION.

AND WHEN YOU ATTEMPT TO ADVOCATE FOR YOURSELVES, IT CAN LEAD TO A DECLINE IN EVALUATION SCORES AND A RIFT IN THE PRINCIPAL COUNSELOR RELATIONSHIP.

DO YOU SEE HOW THAT CAN BE PROBLEMATIC? EVEN AS MEETINGS ARE BEING HELD WITH THE PRINCIPALS TO INFORM THEM, THERE'S STILL TALK OF NO MATTER WHAT POLICY PASSED, THEY'RE GOING TO STILL HAVE US DO WHAT THEY DESIRE FOR US TO DO. AND THAT'S A BIG PROBLEM.

WITH THIS POLICY COMING INTO PLACE WE ALSO WANT TO ENSURE THERE ARE CHECKS AND BALANCES OF DOING WHAT'S BEST FOR OUR CHILDREN.

AS A FELLOW COUNSELOR SAID IN THE PREVIOUS MEETING, OUR ROLE IS OFTEN OVERLOOKED AND NOT DEEMED AS IMPORTANT.

WE ARE TRULY ON AN ISLAND BY OURSELVES.

WE DO OUR BEST TO BALANCE IT AT ALL.

BUT IT IS A DAUNTING TASK.

I DON'T THINK IT DAWNS ON PEOPLE THE SECONDARY TRAUMA AND COMPASSION FATIGUE THAT COUNSELORS TAKE ON.

WE GET THE STUDENTS BEFORE THEY EVER HIT MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES AND WE HEAR ALL THE HORRIFIC STORIES AND THINGS THAT THEY HAVE TO ENDURE.

THIS YEAR THE MENTAL HEALTH AND EMOTIONAL HEALTH HAS TAKEN A HUGE TOLL ON OUR STUDENTS, AND THEY ARE STRUGGLING AND WE ARE STRUGGLING.

SO WE THINK THAT IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT SB 179 BE IMPLEMENTED IMMEDIATELY TO REMOVE THE LARGE AMOUNT OF ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLERICAL DUTIES SO WE CAN GET BACK TO HELPING OUR STUDENTS.

THAT'S MOST IMPORTANT. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] J NAM, FOLLOWED BY KENNETH HORN.

J NAM.

GOOD EVENING, DISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND SUPERINTENDENT.

MY NAME IS J NAM AND I'M A MEMBER OF AFT.

WE ALL DESERVE A RAISE ABOVE INFLATION.

I'M BOTH A DISD TEACHER AND PARENT OF DISD STUDENTS.

MY PARTNER WORKS IN THE SERVICE INDUSTRY, WHICH WAS HARD HIT BY THE PANDEMIC.

WE ARE IN DEBT MORE THAN EVER AND OFTEN STRUGGLE TO MAKE ENDS MEET.

A RAISE THAT'S NOT ABOVE INFLATION IS NO RAISE AT ALL.

AN 8% RAISE WOULD ALLOW US TO START PAYING DOWN OUR DEBT INSTEAD OF SCRAPPING TO PAY BILLS.

IT'S HARD ENOUGH TO BE A TEACHER.

IT MAKES IT SO MUCH HARDER WHEN YOU HAVE MONEY WORRIES.

I USED TO WONDER WHY SO MANY TEACHERS AND EDUCATORS CHOOSE TO LIVE IN OTHER CITIES.

NOW I CAN SEE WHY THE SALARY IS NOT HIGH ENOUGH TO STAY IN THE CITY.

IT REALLY IS A SHAME THAT OUR SALARIES AREN'T AT A LEVEL TO ALLOW FOR DISD TEACHERS TO LIVE IN DALLAS AND SEND THEIR OWN KIDS TO DISD SCHOOLS.

DISD HAS BEEN PROMOTING THE IDEA OF HOMEGROWN TEACHERS.

LAST MONTH, THEY EVEN HAD A CEREMONY IN WHICH THEY GUARANTEED JOBS TO OVER 100 EDUCATION P-TECH GRADUATING SENIORS. BUT HOW MANY OF THOSE YOUNG ADULTS WILL COME BACK TO TEACH IN DALLAS IF THEY AND THEIR FAMILIES HAVE BEEN PRICED OUT OF DALLAS AND THE DISTRICT ISN'T WILLING TO PAY THEM ENOUGH TO GET THEM BACK TO THEIR COMMUNITY? AT THIS POINT, IT IS DIFFICULT FOR TEACHERS TO EVEN ENCOURAGE OUR STUDENTS AND OUR OWN CHILDREN TO CONSIDER TEACHING IN DALLAS AS A CAREER.

I WOULD LOVE TO TELL MY STUDENTS THAT THEY SHOULD COME BACK AND JOIN ME AS A COLLEAGUE.

BUT WHAT SACRIFICES AM I ASKING OF THEM WHEN I PROMOTE THIS IDEA? PLEASE CONSIDER A HIGHER RAISE.

TEACHERS NOT ONLY DESERVE IT, WE NEED IT.

THIS WAS A TESTIMONIAL FROM AN ANONYMOUS DISD TEACHER.

THANK YOU. KENNETH HORN, FOLLOWED BY GEORGETTE NICHOLS.

HELLO. GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS KENNETH HORN.

IN THE PAST TWO YEARS, WE HAVE HAD TO WEAR MANY MORE THAN ONE HAT.

WE HAVE ALL HAD TO STEP INTO THE ROLES OF TEACHERS IT SUPPORT TECHS, CONTENT CREATORS, MEDIA SPECIALISTS, NURSES, DOCTORS, COUNSELORS,

[01:50:08]

CUSTODIANS, ATTENDANTS, CLERKS, RECEPTIONISTS, HEALTH ADVOCATORS AND CAFETERIA WORKERS.

CREATING RESOURCES FOR OUR VIRTUAL STUDENTS AS WELL AS OUR FACE TO FACE STUDENTS, BUT WITH ONLY ONE SALARY.

WE HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO CONFIRMED COVID CASES IN THE CLASSROOM WITHOUT ALLOWING US TO BE QUARANTINED, THUS ENDANGERING OURSELVES AND OUR FAMILIES.

WE HAVE BEEN FORCED TO WORK IN UNSAFE ENVIRONMENTS WITH NO COVID TESTING OR REMOVING STUDENTS WITH COVID SYMPTOMS. OUR MENTAL AND PHYSICAL HEALTH HAS NOT MATTERED TO ANYONE, AND WE HAVE BEEN PENALIZED UNDER TEI FOR TAKING DAYS OFF THAT WE HAVE EARNED UNDER OUR CONTRACTS.

HOWEVER, WE ARE TOLD DAILY TO TAKE CARE OF OUR MENTAL HEALTH.

WE HAVE BEEN ASKED TO GIVE GRACE TO OTHERS, BUT NOBODY HAS GIVEN GRACE TO US.

WE HAVE ACHIEVED RECOGNIZED STATUS BY TEA, BUT HAVE NOT RECEIVED MONEY BECAUSE TEI.

WE NEED A 10% RAISE THAT IS NOT TIED TO TEI.

WE CAN NO LONGER AFFORD HOUSING, FOOD, MEDICAL BILLS OR GAS.

HOW CAN WE EVEN GO TO WORK WITH THESE GAS PRICES, ESPECIALLY SINCE MANY TEACHERS CAN'T EVEN AFFORD TO LIVE IN DALLAS, MEANING LONGER COMMUTES.

NO MATTER WHAT THE SUBJECTIVE AND DISCRIMINATORY RATINGS A TEACHER GETS FROM THE HIGHLY PROBLEMATIC TEI SYSTEM, EVERY TEACHER IN DISD HAS DONE MORE THAN CAN BE REASONABLY ASKED OF A PERSON FOR THE AMOUNT OF PAY WE ARE GETTING.

AND NOW WE'RE BEING ASKED TO CELEBRATE A PAY CUT DUE TO INFLATION.

THIS WAS A TESTIMONIAL FROM AN ANONYMOUS DISD TEACHER.

THANK YOU, GEORGETTE NICHOLS, FOLLOWED BY ALEX TELEKKI.

HI. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME TODAY.

I'D LIKE TO READ YOU SOME STATISTICS FIRST.

THE DIVORCE RATE IN AMERICA IS 3.2% PER 1000 PEOPLE, AND THAT WAS IN 2014.

CONGENITAL SYPHILIS PER THE CDC.

TEXAS IS THIRD.

GONORRHEA WERE 23RD AND SYPHILIS WERE 26 FOR THE STATES.

HIV OUR RATE FOR DALLAS COUNTY IS 27.9%.

YOU'RE ASKING ME WHY I'M TELLING YOU OUR RATES OF STDS.

BECAUSE WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT STDS TODAY.

AND I'D LIKE TO READ AN EX SCRIPT OF ONE OF THE BOOKS IN YOUR LIBRARY, THE JACK OF HEARTS.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HELP STRAIGHT GUYS OR WHATEVER, BUT I HAVE THIS PROBLEM AND I THOUGHT MAYBE YOU COULD HELP.

THE THING IS, I WANT TO BE THE KIND OF GUY THAT MAYBE GETS MADE FUN OF ON TV, BUT LIKE THAT BRO GUY WHO DRINKS BEER AND HAS A LOT OF ONE NIGHT STANDS AND WHO KNOWS HOW TO PARTY AND JOINS A FRAT? I'M THAT GUY, I THINK.

I MEAN, I DRINK LOTS OF BEER PARTY AND HAVE LOTS OF SEX AND I LIKE THAT.

AND I THINK THAT'S HOW HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE SHOULD BE.

BUT THE PROBLEM IS I'M BAD AT SLEEPING AROUND LIKE I WANT TO HAVE NO STRINGS ATTACHED SEX.

BUT AFTER I F-- A GIRL, I GET WORRIED AND WEIRD.

I DON'T WANT TO SAY I FALL IN LOVE BECAUSE THAT'S LIKE I WAS GOING TO SAY GAY, BUT YOU'RE GAY AND YOU SLEEP AROUND.

BUT I GET ATTACHED AND I REALLY CARE ABOUT A GIRL AFTER WE F-- AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WANT TO BECAUSE I LIKE TO SPEND A MONTH OR SO MOPING OVER HER AND NOT FEELING LIKE MYSELF, OR SOMETIMES WE END UP DATING FOR A BIT.

BUT THEN SHE EXPECTS ME TO CHANGE EVERYTHING ABOUT MYSELF, TO BE HER BOYFRIEND OR SOMETHING.

AND IT'S JUST NOT ME.

EASY SEX WITH NO FEELINGS IS ME, BUT I CAN'T SEEM TO DO IT.

SO HOW DO YOU DO IT? HOW DO YOU F-- A GIRL AND F-- SOMEONE AND NOT CARE ABOUT THEM? THE REASON YOUR STD RATES ARE RISING IN THIS NATION IS THIS THE TRASH YOU TEACH YOUR KIDS AND YOU HAVE IN YOUR LIBRARY? SO I'M GOING TO READ YOU SOMETHING BY C.S.

LEWIS. INDEED, THE SAFEST ROAD TO HELL IS THE GRADUAL ONE, THE GENTLE SLOPE, SOFT UNDERFOOT, WITHOUT TURNINGS, WITHOUT MILESTONES AND WITHOUT SIGNPOSTS. THAT'S THE ROAD WE'RE LEADING WHEN YOU KEEP TEACHING YOUR CHILDREN, THAT KIND OF STUFF.

THERE IS A FINE LINE BETWEEN TEACHING THEM SAFE SEX AND TEACHING THEM PORN AND PUTTING IT IN YOUR LIBRARY.

THEY HAVE IT AT THEIR PHONE, TAKE THEIR PHONES AWAY FROM THEM.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

[APPLAUSE] ALEX TELEKKI, FOLLOWED BY WILLIAM NICHOLS.

ALEX TELEKKI.

GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS ALEX TELEKKI.

I WAS ASKED WHAT AN 8% RAISE WOULD MEAN TO ME.

IT WOULDN'T BE ANYTHING EXTRAORDINARILY SPECIAL.

8% WOULD MEAN I WOULD BE ABLE TO MAINTAIN THE STATUS QUO OF EATING FOOD, TAKING NECESSARY MEDICATION, LIVING INDOORS, AND HAVING ELECTRICITY AND WATER.

[01:55:02]

I AM ABLE TO DO THESE THINGS NOW, BUT I CAN'T LET MY INCOME SLIP A LOT LOWER.

A QUOTE UNQUOTE RAISE THAT IS UNDER THE INFLATION RATE WOULD MEAN A PAY CUT TO LOWER INCOME.

MY JOB HAS BECOME A CRUSHING GRIND OF ENFORCING IRRELEVANT AND INHUMANE POLICIES ON A GROUP OF TRAUMATIZED CHILDREN.

AND SUBVERSION OF THAT EVIL HAS BECOME A MORAL IMPERATIVE.

THE JOY AND PASSION I FELT FOR HELPING CHILDREN LEARN USEFUL INFORMATION AND APPLY IT TO THEIR REAL LIVES HAS BEEN LOST IN THE MONOTONY OF TEST PREP AND DATA ANALYSIS. WHAT DO PARENTS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS AND SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS WANT OUR KIDS TO GET OUT OF THEIR EDUCATION? HOW DO THEY WANT MY STUDENTS TO REMEMBER THEIR TIME AT SCHOOL? AS A SERIES OF REPETITIVE WORKSHEETS AND ASSESSMENTS, OR AS A TIME WHEN THEIR UNIQUE TALENTS WERE EXPLORED, THEIR CREATIVITY ENCOURAGED, THEIR REASONING AND PROBLEM SOLVING SKILLS HONED.

YOU WERE INVITED TO CONSIDER THE WORLD YOU HOPE FOR.

I KNOW WHICH ONE I'D PREFER.

HOWEVER, PURSUING THESE MORE IMAGINATIVE, FULFILLING STYLES OF TEACHING WOULD PROBABLY MEAN POINTS DETRACTED FROM MY TEI SCORE.

BECAUSE A CLASSROOM THAT CATERS TO TRUE LEARNING THAT WAY DOESN'T FIT NEATLY INTO YOUR RIGID RUBRIC.

I'M LEFT WITH THE CHOICE CONFORM TO A TEACHING STYLE THAT I KNOW IS NOT GETTING THE BEST OUT OF MY STUDENTS SO THAT I CAN MAKE ENOUGH MONEY TO AFFORD THE NECESSITIES IN LIFE OR FOLLOW MY MORAL COMPASS AND TRY TO STRUGGLE THROUGH WITH A PAY CUT THE DISD IS CURRENTLY OFFERING ME FOR NEXT YEAR.

THIS WAS A TESTIMONIAL FROM AN ANONYMOUS DISD TEACHER.

[APPLAUSE] THANK YOU, WILLIAM NICHOLS, FOLLOWED BY DIANE NICHOLS.

HELLO. MY NAME IS WILLIAM NICHOLS.

I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED WITH EDUCATION FOR MORE THAN 55 YEARS.

PART OF THAT TIME AS A STUDENT? MOST OF THE TIME AS A TEACHER, I HAVE NEVER FELT SO UNCLEAN AS I FEEL TODAY.

I LOOK AT THE THINGS THAT WE'RE TEACHING OUR KIDS, THINGS THAT ARE IN THE LIBRARY AT THE DALLAS SCHOOL DISTRICT.

AND I'M APPALLED.

I'VE TAUGHT IN THE LARGEST OR THE SECOND LARGEST COUNTY IN GEORGIA.

I'VE TAUGHT IN COLLEGE.

I'VE EVEN TAUGHT IN THE PRISON.

AND I'VE NEVER SEEN SUCH THINGS AS I HAVE SEEN TODAY IN AN ARTICLE THAT I'M GOING TO TAKE A COUPLE OF SECONDS TO READ. WELL, IF I CAN GET MY PHONE TO WORK.

OKAY. HERE IT IS.

THIS IS ON PAGE.

284 OF THE BOOK JACK OF HEARTS.

AND HERE'S WHAT IT SAYS.

THANK YOU FOR THE PHOTO.

THEY ARE SO HOT.

I JERKED OFF TO THEM.

AND DON'T WORRY.

I WON'T SHOW THEM TO ANYONE ELSE.

AND I FORGIVE YOU.

FOR F--ING THAT BOSTON BOY.

I WON'T. [INAUDIBLE] AGAIN AND TELL HER THAT YOUR MOM IS DEAD.

I WON'T DO ANYTHING AS LONG AS YOU WILL STAY MY BOYFRIEND.

I THINK THAT'S ENOUGH.

I DON'T THINK I REALLY NEED TO READ ANYMORE.

I FEEL MORE IN NEED OF A BATH THAN I NEED OF ANYMORE EDUCATION FROM THE DALLAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT.

THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] THANK YOU.

DIANE NICHOLS.

FOLLOWED BY CHRIS ORR.

GOOD EVENING. AND IT'S MY FIRST TIME IN THE DALLAS AREA.

I WAS EDUCATED IN DETROIT, MICHIGAN, DURING THE SIXTIES AND SEVENTIES.

SO YOU CAN IMAGINE THE TYPE OF LIFE THAT I WENT THROUGH.

[02:00:03]

OUR SCHOOLS WERE VERY DIFFICULT, BUT I HAD LOTS OF FRIENDS AND I DIDN'T SEE COLOR OR ANY OTHER THING.

AND SO I JUST CONTINUED TO NOT WORRY SO MUCH ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS AREA.

I HAVE VOLUNTEERED IN CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS FOR 13 YEARS.

I HAVE BEEN LIVED IN OHIO, MICHIGAN, TEXAS, AND I HAVE VOLUNTEERED IN ALL THOSE AREAS. WHEN I GOT THIS INFORMATION, I WAS SICKENED THAT THIS IS IN AN AREA OF FOR ALL CHILDREN.

I SAID, SURELY THIS IS IN COLLEGE.

SURELY THIS IS IN A DOCTORATE PROGRAM SO THAT THEY CAN INVESTIGATE AND LOOK AT IT.

NO, NO. THIS IS IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM IN DALLAS.

I HEAR YOU SAY WE CARE ABOUT THE CHILDREN.

WE WANT TO BE HONORABLE.

I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT YOU LOOK AT ALL THE LITTLE THINGS.

THE BOOK IS CALLED AGAIN, YOU'VE HEARD IT.

THE JACK OF HEARTS.

AND THE JACK OF HEARTS WAS A CLEVER NAME BECAUSE OF THE TAROT CARDS.

ALL OF YOU PEOPLE HAVE ENCOURAGED KIDS AND YOUNG PEOPLE TO LOOK AT THESE TAROT CARDS, TO KNOW THEIR FUTURE WHEN ONLY GOD KNOWS THEIR FUTURE.

AND SO THEY USE THAT NAME AND THAT NAME AND A TAROT CARD IS A CHILD, SOMEONE ABOVE WITH SELF-CONFIDENCE.

HE'S DISTINGUISHED AND HE'S GOING TO BE A LEADER.

A LEADER. THEN IT ALSO SAYS THAT HE'S GOT CHARACTER, SPIRITUAL, CHARACTER, CHRIST LIKE.

AND THEN IT GOES ON TO READ I THINK I'M A BAD PERSON.

I LIKE GIRLS.

IT SAYS, I MEAN, I LIKE GIRLS SEXUALLY.

AND IT SAYS I'VE LIKE HAD SEX WITH A FEW OF THEM.

I CAN'T LET SOMEONE FINISH READING IT FOR ME.

I HAVE ONE EYE AND MY ONE EYE THAT'S NORMAL.

I'M CRYING SO I CAN'T SEE IT.

MS. NICHOLS? YES. WE CAN'T HAVE ANOTHER READER FOR YOU.

OKAY. SO BECAUSE I'M HANDICAPPED, YOU DID GREAT. NO, I WANT THEM TO HEAR WHAT IT SAYS.

OKAY. AND IT SAYS.

CHRIS [INAUDIBLE] FOLLOWED BY DOUGLAS VALENZUELA.

HELLO. MY NAME IS CHRIS [INAUDIBLE] I HAVE A BOOK THAT WAS LISTED IN THE DALLAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT LIBRARY.

THE FOLLOWING IS FROM THE BOOK JACK OF ALL HEARTS, A PLAY ON THE WORD JACK.

JACK OFF, GET IT.

AND SO THE OTHER PART AND IT'S BY LC ROWAN, A 16 YEAR OLD BOY.

IT'S WRITTEN BY A 16 YEAR OLD BOY, ABOUT A 16 YEAR OLD BOY WHO WRITES A SEX ED COLUMN.

GOT TO EDUCATE THOSE KIDS.

SO, DEAR, DEAR, BAD [INAUDIBLE].

YOU GAVE ME A BLOWJOB ON THE COUCH.

HE GOT SOFT, AND NOW HE'S NOT SPEAKING TO YOU.

THERE'S A LOT GOING ON HERE, SO THIS MIGHT BE A LONG ONE.

YEAH. CAN YOU GIVE ME SOME GREAT BLOWJOB TIPS? LET'S GET. LET'S TALK ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE FIRST.

REMEMBER I ONCE GAVE YOU A BLOWJOB AND THIS GUY WHO HAD A BUNK BED, NOT WITH A BED UNDERNEATH, JUST LIKE A LOFT BED WITH THE COMPUTER UNDERNEATH.

BUT FOR SOME REASON THERE WASN'T ENOUGH ROOM.

AND SO WE WERE JUST SITTING THERE AND LOOKING AT THE CEILING.

IT WAS CURVED AND HE GOT ON MY LAP.

THEN I HAD TO BEND OVER ON MY KNEES.

IT WAS SO TALL AND HE WAS PUSHING ME ON THE WALL AND HIS FEET WERE UP ON THE CEILING.

HIS HEAD WAS BANGING ON ITS HEAD.

IT WAS LIKE A CIRQUE DU SOLEIL.

SO AFTER A FEW MINUTES OF THIS BANGING ON HIS HEAD, I HAD TO STOP.

IT WAS WORKING. IS IT WORKING FOR YOU? ARE YOU IN THE POSITION WRONG? I HAD TO LAUGH.

THE FIXTURE OF HOW IT WAS.

HOW TO FIX IT.

WE ENDED UP THROWING A BLANKET ON THE FLOOR AND DOING A 69.

WE ENDED UP THROWING THE BLANKET AND THAT WAS THE WAY WE FINISHED OFF.

ISN'T THIS SO GREAT? I LOVE HAVING THIS CONVERSATION WITH YOU.

SO WHEN I WAS 14 YEARS OLD, BACK IN THE OLD DAY, I HAD A GIRLFRIEND WHO SNUCK A PLAYBOY OR A PLAYGIRL MAGAZINE.

DON'T KNOW HOW SHE GOT IT, BUT WE WERE LOOKING AT IT AND WE LEARNED A LOT OF THIS SECRETLY BEHIND CLOSED DOORS.

HOW NICE OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO OFFER THESE BOOKS FOR THE CHILDREN.

[02:05:04]

THEY DON'T HAVE TO SNEAK IT.

HOW GREAT OF YOU.

I USED TO HAVE TO JUST NOW I LOOK BACK AND I'M ASHAMED.

HONESTLY, I'M ASHAMED.

SO I REPENTED FROM THAT.

BUT WHAT I ALSO WONDER.

BACK IN THE OLD DAY, WE HAD HEALTH CLASSES WHERE YOU WOULD HAVE A MANNEQUIN AND YOU WOULD DO HEALTH ED AND YOU PRACTICE CPR.

AND DO THEY HAVE, LIKE, MANNEQUINS NOW THAT, LIKE, BLOW UP, LIKE LITTLE BLOW UP AISLES IN THESE HEALTH CLASSES WHERE THEY CAN LEARN HOW TO DO SOME BLOWJOBS AND THINGS OR HOW DOES THIS WORK NOWADAYS? I'M JUST CURIOUS.

I MEAN, WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CHILDREN'S INNOCENCE? WHAT HAPPENED TO PROTECTING THEM? WHAT HAPPENED TO AN EDUCATION AND NOT INDOCTRINATION? THANK YOU. THANK YOU [APPLAUSE].

DUDLEY VALENZUELA, FOLLOWED BY TANYA HERNANDEZ.

DOUGLAS VALENZUELA.

I'D LIKE TO THANK THE BOARD FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY.

THERE IS INCONTROVERTIBLE EVIDENCE THAT SYSTEMIC EROTIC SEDUCTION AND SYSTEMIC INDOCTRINATION IN MORAL DEPRAVITY GUTS THE MORAL PARAMETERS OF A CHILD'S CONSCIENCE.

AND TO THAT END, I'D LIKE TO SHARE WITH YOU SOME WORDING FROM A NOVEL THAT'S IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL HERE IN THE CHILDREN'S SECTION OF THE LIBRARY.

AND THE NOVEL IS ENTITLED WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE OF.

AND THIS IS AN ADULT NOVEL BY ELENA K ARNOLD.

AND THE PROTAGONIST IN THIS NOVEL IS A 16 YEAR OLD GIRL WHO'S DECIDED THAT SHE WANTS TO KILL HER BABY. SHE WANTS TO HAVE AN ABORTION.

AND SO SHE GOES TO THE CLINIC AND IT SAYS, HERE, I FILLED OUT THE FORMS IN THE WAITING ROOM AND I HESITATED OVER THE BIRTH DATE, CONSIDERING MYSELF MAKING MYSELF A LITTLE OLDER, LIKE 18 OR 19, EVEN THOUGH I KNOW FROM THEIR WEBSITE THAT THEY WON'T TURN ME AWAY FOR BEING YOUNG.

BUT I ENDED UP BEING HONEST BECAUSE MAYBE IT WOULD MATTER SOMEHOW MY AGE FOR THE DOSAGE OR WHATEVER.

AND THEN THEY GIVE HER THIS BLUE PAPER GOWN AND TELL HER THAT THEY HAVE TO DO A BREAST EXAM.

THEY HAVE TO EXAMINE HER BREASTS.

AND HER COMMENT IS, SURE, WHY NOT? AS LONG AS THEY'RE AT IT, WHAT'S A LITTLE BOOB PLAY BETWEEN FRIENDS? SO THE RECEPTIONIST ASKED THIS GIRL, IS THIS YOUR FIRST TIME? I LOOK UP EMBARRASSED FOR AN EXAM, SHE CLARIFIES.

OH, YEAH, IT IS.

IT'LL BE FINE, SHE SAYS JUST GET CHANGED.

THE NURSE PRACTITIONER WILL BE HERE SOON.

AND WHEN THE RECEPTIONIST IS IS FINISHED WITH THAT PART OF IT.

SHE EXPLAINS TO THIS 16 YEAR OLD GIRL ABOUT HOW THEY DO A SURGICAL ABORTION, HOW THEY VACUUM OUT THE WOMB, THE UTERUS.

THEY VACUUM OUT THE BABY.

AND SO THEN THE 16 YEAR OLD GIRL SAYS, WELL, WHAT'S THE OTHER CHOICE? AND THEY SAY, WELL, YOU CAN HAVE A MEDICAL ABORTION AND YOU TAKE ONE PILL AND THAT GETS YOU READY, AND THEN YOU TAKE A SECOND PILL AND THAT EVACUATES YOUR WOMB.

IT CAUSES THE UTERUS TO EMPTY.

AND HER RESPONSE IS, I WANT THE MEDICAL ABORTION, THE PILLS.

LATER, THE RECEPTIONIST TELLS HER ABOUT HER OWN ABORTIONS.

AND SHE SAYS THAT HER HER PERIOD.

THANK YOU MR. VALENZUELA, YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED.

THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] TANYA HERNANDEZ, FOLLOWED BY ELIZABETH FARRIS.

GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS TANYA HERNANDEZ.

I REALLY THINK WE DESERVE AN 8% RAISE.

I HAVE A DAUGHTER IN COLLEGE AND AM STRUGGLING TO MEET HER NEEDS ALONG WITH MY HOUSEHOLD NEEDS.

NOT ONLY THAT, DESPITE POPULAR BELIEF, I STILL HAVE TO BUY THE MAJORITY OF MY STUDENTS SUPPLIES, PENCILS, PAPER AREN'T CHEAP. IN ADDITION TO THAT OUR WORKLOAD HAS INCREASED AS WE HAD TO LEARN NEW WAYS TO TEACH DURING THE PANDEMIC TO TRY TO FILL IN THE GAPS OF COVID.

MOST OF THE PLANNING AND CREATING OUR ACTIVITIES IS DONE OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL DUE TO MEETINGS.

WE EARNED THIS INCREASE AND CONTINUE TO DO SO.

[02:10:03]

VIRTUALLY EVERY DAY TEACHERS WORK MORE HOURS THAN OUR CONTRACTS DEMANDS OF US.

IF EVERY TEACHER WORKED EXACTLY ACCORDING TO THE RULES OF THEIR CONTRACT, NO MORE, NO LESS, THEN THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM WOULD FALL APART. THIS DISTRICT, JUST LIKE ALL PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS, DEPENDS ON OUR LOVE FOR OUR STUDENTS AND OUR DETERMINATION TO SERVE THEM, AT GREAT PERSONAL SACRIFICE.

IT DEPENDS ON OUR UNPAID LABOR.

THE DISTRICT IS OFFERING A RAISE THAT AVERAGE TO BETWEEN 5% AND 6% FOR MOST TEACHERS.

THIS IS BETTER THAN LAST YEAR, BUT IT IS STILL TECHNICALLY A PAY CUT.

PLEASE DO NOT EXPECT EXPECT US TO WEEP WITH GRATITUDE FOR SIMPLY ALLOWING US A SMALLER PAY CUT THAN LAST YEAR.

AS WE HAVE SEEN THIS WEEK, WE TEACHERS SOMETIMES LITERALLY LOSE THEIR LIVES TO DO OUR JOBS.

THIS IS NOT JUST AN ISSUE OF THE PAY WE NEED.

IT'S ABOUT THE RESPECT SHOWN BY GIVING US THE PAY WE DESERVE.

PEOPLE CAN PAY GREAT LIP SERVICE TO WHAT HERO TEACHERS ARE, BUT WHEN YOU GIVE US PAY CUTS IN THE FORM OF SUB INFLATION RAISES, YOU'RE TELLING US WHAT YOU REALLY THINK OF US.

JUST AS MANY PEOPLE ARE SAYING IN REGARD TO GUN SAFETY IN AMERICA RIGHT NOW.

ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN WORDS.

THIS WAS A TESTIMONIAL BY AN ANONYMOUS DISD TEACHER.

THANK YOU, TANYA AND ELIZABETH FARRIS, FOLLOWED BY MARICELA ZUNIGA.

ELIZABETH FARRIS.

MARICELA ZUNIGA FOLLOWED BY BLANCA MARTINEZ.

FOLLOWED BY BRAD MCCLAIN.

BLANCA MARTINEZ NOT PRESENT.

HELLO, BOARD. I'D LIKE TO SAY THAT MY NAME IS BRAD MCCLAIN.

I'M A CHRISTIAN, FORMER MARINE AND A PATRIOT, I'M AN ACTIVIST.

WE CAN TAKE CARE OF THE AIRPORTS WITH SECURITY.

WE CAN TAKE CARE OF ARMORED CARS, BUT WE CAN'T TAKE CARE OF THE KIDS.

THE WAY YOU TAKE CARE OF A BAD GUY WITH A GUN IS A GOOD GUY WITH A GUN.

[APPLAUSE] I'VE RECENTLY SEEN A DOCUMENTARY.

IT'S CALLED THE MIND POLLUTERS.

IT GETS INTO A LOT OF THE BOOKS THAT THEY JUST TALKED ABOUT AND EXPOSES THE PORNOGRAPHY THAT'S IN THE SCHOOL BOOK LIBRARIES.

IT'S DONE THROUGH ANIMATION.

AND EVIL RAINS WHEN GOOD MEN SIT AND DO NOTHING.

SO IT'S TIME FOR YOU GUYS TO TAKE A STAND TO DO THE RIGHT THING.

ALSO SAYS IF YOU KNOW WHAT'S RIGHT TO DO AND YOU DON'T DO IT, THAT'S SIN.

SO I WANT TO ENCOURAGE YOU TO DO THE RIGHT THING.

TAKE A STAND AND DON'T DRINK THE KOOL-AID.

THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] ADAM LAMONT, FOLLOWED BY ANNA ROME.

ADAM LAMONT.

NOT PRESENT ANNE ROME, FOLLOWED BY MARY CALDWELL.

HELLO THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME COME TALK TO YOU.

I'M DR. ROME.

I TEACH AT SKYLINE HIGH SCHOOL.

I'M AN ART TEACHER.

YES, I'M NOT ANONYMOUS.

I'M HERE TO TALK ABOUT TEI AND OUR WAGES.

IS IT FOR GOOD OR FOR HARM? OKAY WELL, WE KNOW THAT ONE TEACHER MAKES $132,000 A YEAR.

THAT'S MORE THAN DOUBLE MY SALARY AT 20 YEARS.

I'M GOING TO START MY 20TH YEAR.

BUT THIS DISTRICT STOPS AT 16.

I'VE BEEN PAID LIKE A 16 YEAR TEACHER.

I DON'T GET MY STIPENDS FOR MY DEGREES.

I, I THINK THERE'S I THINK HE SAID 43 MAKING 100 K AND THEN THE REST 70.

THAT'S 26% OF THIS DISTRICT.

THE OTHER 74% MAKE AN AVERAGE OF $63,000.

THAT'S A LIE. THEY MAKE LESS, I THINK, AND THEY'RE AFFECTING MY RETIREMENT.

I'M NOT GETTING ANYTHING IN MY RETIREMENT.

[02:15:03]

IT SHOULD BE AGAINST THE LAW.

AND RETENTION, YOU WANT TO PAY THOSE PEOPLE MAKING SO MUCH MORE.

MORE RETENTION.

HOW ABOUT THE SAME ALL THE WAY ACROSS? LET'S TALK ABOUT TEI.

LET'S TALK ABOUT THE STUDENT SURVEY.

IT'S LACKING AN EXCELLENT AND VALUE.

IT GIVES ADOLESCENTS A WEAPON AGAINST US.

I CALLED A PARENT THE OTHER DAY, TOLD HER HER DAUGHTER WAS SKIPPING MY CLASS AFTER LUNCH EVERY DAY, AND SHE GAVE ME A FAKE NOTE, WHICH I WENT AND VERIFIED.

I'M SURE SHE'S THE ONE THAT STABBED ME ON THAT SURVEY.

I'M SURE OF IT. BUT I MIGHT BE WRONG? BECAUSE I AM THE KIND OF TEACHER WHO WILL CALL A PARENT.

AND ONLY SIX KIDS TOOK THE SURVEY IN THE FALL.

I THOUGHT I WAS THE ONLY ONE, BUT I STARTED TALKING TO A TEACHER AND SHE SAID ONLY SEVEN TOOK MINE AND THEN ONLY 16% ACTUALLY FILLED IT OUT THIS SPRING.

AND YOU'RE GOING TO COMPARE ME AND SAY THAT'S A VALID REPRESENTATION OF ME.

I TOOK A STUDENT TO BASE STATE THIS YEAR.

I'M A PRETTY DARN GOOD TEACHER, SO.

AND THEN THEY WANTED TO KNOW WHAT THE WORD RIGOROUS MEANT.

WHICH, BELIEVE IT OR NOT, I HATE THAT WORD.

LOOK UP I PROVIDED IT TO YOU.

ACTUALLY, THE DEFINITION.

IT'S PRETTY BAD.

INFLEXIBLE, EXHAUSTS, EXHAUSTIVE, HARSH, BAD, UNPLEASANT.

AND THEN THE ORIGIN IS RIGOR.

DEATH. OKAY.

AND THEN WE HAVE ACPS FOR ART NOW.

THIS IS MY FIRST YEAR FOR ART IN DALLAS.

THANK YOU, DR. ROME. YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED.

SPEAKERS] MARY CALDWELL.

I'M ALSO READING DENIED AN EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK JACK OF HEARTS BY LC ROSEN.

AND I DO FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE SAYING THE F WORD.

SO I WANT YOU TO KNOW, THOUGH, I'M GOING TO SAY THE F WORD, BUT IT IS PRINTED OUT IN THIS BOOK, WHICH IS FOUND IN THE ELEMENTARY DISD LIBRARIES. SO THIS IS A SET UP, JACK AND RICKY ARE HIGH SCHOOL JUNIORS HOOK HOOK UP AT A PARTY.

ALCOHOL IS A MAINSTAY AT THEIR PARTIES.

HEY, JACK I TURNED TO SEE.

[INAUDIBLE] RICKY IS OUR YEAR, BUT HE'S A QUIET TYPE.

CHESS CLUB, MODEL UN, YOU AND STUFF LIKE THAT.

NOT A NERD AND EASY ON THE EYES IF YOU LIKE THEM WIRY AND HAIRY.

WHICH WELL, I LIKE ALL TYPES.

HE'S ALSO, IN MY OPINION, A CLOSET CASE.

HEY, RICKY, I SAY, SIPPING FROM MY DRINK.

CUTE PANTS.

THANKS, HE SAYS, GLANCING DOWN AT HIS LEGS AS THOUGH HE'S FORGOTTEN WHAT HE'S WEARING.

I DON'T USUALLY SEE YOU AT THESE SORTS OF THINGS TRYING TO EXPAND YOUR SOCIAL HORIZONS.

YEAH, I WAS WONDERING IF YOU WANTED TO HANG OUT, HE SAYS.

BACK AT MY PLACE, I FEEL A SMILE SLOWLY SPREAD OVER MY FACE.

YOU'RE ALMOST OUT, I ASK.

HE NODS, STARING AT HIS DRINK.

AND YOU'RE ASKING ME OUT? I SAY. HE LOOKS UP AT ME AND WE LOCK EYES.

HE'S GOT BLACK CURLY HAIR AND DARK BROWN EYES.

HIS SHIRT IS UNBUTTONED LOW ENOUGH THAT I CAN SEE CHEST HAIR.

I'M ASKING YOU TO F ME.

HE SAYS THE WORDS COMING OUT DIRECT, BUT ALSO AN OCTAVE LOWER THAN HIS USUAL VOICE.

I'M NOT OPPOSED, BUT YOU'RE A VIRGIN, HE NODS.

AND YOU'RE ASKING ME TO TAKE YOUR VIRGINITY? I. HE PAUSES, TAKES A SIP OF HIS DRINK.

I MADE A LIST OF THINGS I WANT, WANTED ONCE I CAME OUT.

AND I'M OUT NOW SEX IS AT THE TOP OF THAT LIST, AND I ALWAYS THOUGHT YOU WERE CUTE, TOO.

HE GRINS IN THIS ADORABLE, EMBARRASSED WAY AND TAKES ANOTHER LONG SWALLOW OF HIS DRINK.

OKAY, I SAY.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE 100% ON THE SAME PAGE SO I CAN ASK YOU SOME QUESTIONS FIRST.

RICKY SHAKES HIS HEAD QUICKLY.

WHAT EXACTLY DID YOU WANT TO DO WITH ME TONIGHT I ASK? EVERYTHING, HE SAYS.

YOU'RE NOT HOPING TO F YOUR WAY INTO MY HEART OR ANYTHING, RIGHT? I MEAN, LET'S SEE HOW IT GOES TONIGHT HE SAYS IF TONIGHT IS GOING.

I LOOK HIM UP AND DOWN IT'S GOING.

I SAY. YOUR PARENTS HOME? THEY'RE DOWN IN FLORIDA THIS WEEKEND, HE SAYS.

LET ME JUST GRAB MY JACKET, THEN I SAY WITH A SMILE.

HE GRINS BACK AND WE HEAD TO THE BEDROOM.

I STRUGGLE A LITTLE AS I WALK, ENJOYING HIS EYES ON MY ASS.

[02:20:02]

THERE'S SOMETHING GREAT ABOUT THAT FEELING BEFORE YOU F SOMEONE WHEN YOU KNOW FOR SURE IT'S GOING FOLLOWED BY ANDREW KIRK.

MY NAME IS KEVIN CALDWELL.

I WAS GOING TO CONTINUE TO READ ANOTHER SECTION OUT OF THE BOOK.

BUT A COUPLE OF THINGS ARE OBVIOUS TO ME.

THESE FOLKS HERE ARE ALL HARDWORKING PEOPLE THAT ARE TAKING THEIR TIME TO COME DOWN HERE AND SHARE FROM THEIR HEARTS.

I'VE HEARD TEARS TONIGHT.

I'VE HEARD STRUGGLES TO SPEAK.

AND I'VE ALSO SEEN SOME PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES AND A LITTLE BIT OF HAPPINESS UP ON THE BENCH UP THERE.

I DON'T RECALL SINCE WE FIRST STARTED COMING HERE TALKING ABOUT LIBRARY BOOKS, THAT THERE'S BEEN A SINGLE AGENDA ITEM TO DISCUSS WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO ABOUT THIS? I'M NOT SEEING ANY OUTRAGE ON PEOPLE'S FACES TONIGHT.

AND THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TIME YOU'VE HEARD THIS.

AND GUESS WHAT? THIS CROWD OUT HERE IS DETERMINED.

THIS ISN'T GOING TO END.

IF THIS WERE A PUBLIC CORPORATION AND YOU HAD SHAREHOLDERS, GUESS WHAT? YOUR STOCK PRICE GOES TO ZERO AND EVERYBODY GETS FIRED.

MR. HINOJOSA.

I HOPE YOU'RE PROUD OF THE LEGACY YOU'RE LEAVING.

I DON'T RECALL THAT DISD IS HIGH UP IN THE RANKS.

AND WE'VE ALSO TALKED A LOT ABOUT TONIGHT TAKING CARE OF CHILDREN.

PROTECTING CHILDREN AND DOING WHAT'S BEST.

ARE WE, IN FACT, DOING THAT? OUR HIGHEST PRIORITY IS ARE THE STUDENTS ARE THE CHILDREN.

OUR SECOND PRIORITY PROBABLY OUGHT TO BE THE TEACHERS.

LOOK AT THE ANGUISH WE'RE HEARING TONIGHT.

THESE ARE ALL HARD WORKING PEOPLE AS WELL.

SO YOUR TWO TOP PRIORITIES APPEAR TO HAVE A FAILING GRADE.

MAYBE I'M NOT SEEING IT CORRECTLY.

MAYBE I'M NOT SEEING IT THE WAY THAT YOU SEE IT.

BUT FROM THE OUTSIDE LOOKING IN.

IT APPEARS THAT WAY TO ME.

I SEE A LOT OF PEOPLE NOT PAYING ATTENTION TO WHAT'S BEING SPOKEN UP HERE.

THERE'S A TREMENDOUS AMOUNT OF PHONE ACTIVITY GOING ON AND PEOPLE LOOKING AT THEIR COMPUTER SCREENS.

YOUR PRIORITY IS TO LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE THAT PAY THE BILLS.

AND LISTEN TO THE PARENTS THAT ARE ALLOWING THEIR CHILDREN TO BE IN YOUR CARE.

YOU GUYS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OVERSIGHT AND YOUR TWO TOP PRIORITIES FOR OVERSIGHT YOU'RE FAILING AT.

YOU'RE FAILING IT.

SO I WOULD ENCOURAGE ALL OF YOU RETURNING PEOPLE AND MS. WHITE AS A NEW BOARD MEMBER, TO REFOCUS WHAT YOUR PRIORITIES ARE.

MAKE SURE YOU'VE GOT AGENDA ITEMS THAT ARE IMPACTFUL FOR THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE.

AND STOP WASTING OUR TIME TO COME DOWN HERE AND TELL YOU THAT.

THANK YOU, MR. CALDWELL YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED [APPLAUSE].

ANDREW KIRK.

ANDREW KIRK FOLLOWED BY DIANNE BIRDWELL.

GOOD EVENING TRUSTEES AND SUPERINTENDENT, I'M ANDREW KIRK, SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER AT SUNSET HIGH SCHOOL, BUILDING LEADER AND EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER OF ALLIANCE AFG LOCAL 2260. TONIGHT, I'M HERE TO SPEAK ON THE NEED FOR REAL AND SUBSTANTIVE SUPPORT FOR EDUCATION WORKERS IN ALL OF OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITIES.

IN THIS CASE, WAGE INCREASES THAT KEEP PACE WITH THE CURRENT RATE OF INFLATION AND A REAL REDUCTION WORKLOADS.

IN THE OAK CLIFF AREA, WHERE I TEACH RISING PROPERTY VALUES AND GENTRIFICATION, HAVE RENDERED THE AREA UNRECOGNIZABLE COMPARED TO JUST A FEW YEARS AGO.

RENT BURDENED FAMILIES ARE MOVING ELSEWHERE, INCLUDING MANY OF THE WORKERS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS WHO CAN NO LONGER AFFORD TO LIVE WHERE THEY EDUCATE.

TWO YEARS INTO A PANDEMIC WHERE MANY OF US CONTRACTED THE VIRUS PERSONALLY OR SAW OTHERS SICKENED AND DIE OF THE SAME TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF NOW WONDER ABOUT OTHER PANDEMICS.

A PANDEMIC OF IDIOCY TARGETING OUR MOST VULNERABLE STUDENTS.

AND A PANDEMIC OF GUN VIOLENCE TARGETING LITERALLY OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITIES AND FAMILIES.

OVER THE LAST YEAR, WE'VE HAD TO CONTEND WITH ROLLING STAFF ABSENCES, LOST PLANNING PERIODS, ADDITIONAL PREPS, THE RETURN OF A PUNITIVE EVALUATION SYSTEM, AND THE

[02:25:04]

RESUMPTION OF THE REGIME OF TEST AND PUNISH.

IN THE MIDST OF ALL THIS, IT'S PERHAPS UNSURPRISING THAT SO MANY WORKERS IN PUBLIC EDUCATION HAVE OPTED TO VOTE WITH THEIR FEET, LEAVING OUR DISTRICT OR THE FIELD ALTOGETHER. EDUCATION WORKERS HAVE DEDICATED THEMSELVES TO BUILDING AND SUSTAINING COMMUNITIES OF CARE.

BUT IF OUR LABOR IS NOT ACCORDED APPROPRIATE VALUE, THOSE COMMUNITIES FRAGMENT.

THEY DIE.

WHEN I SPEAK TO MY STUDENTS EVERY YEAR, THEY TELL ME ABOUT THEIR PAST TEACHERS, INCLUDING THOSE WHO RESIGNED MID-YEAR OR EVEN MID-SEMESTER.

THESE NUMBERS ARE SET TO DRAMATICALLY INCREASE BASED ON CONVERSATIONS WITH MEMBERS AND COWORKERS ACROSS THE DISTRICT.

FOR EVERY TEACHER SOBBING IN THE COPY ROOM, THERE ARE SEVERAL OTHERS SILENTLY PACKING THEIR DESKS, PREPARING THEIR RESIGNATIONS.

THIS CAN'T BE ADDRESSED SIMPLY BY HIRING NEW TEACHERS.

EACH NEW TEACHER REQUIRES INTENSIVE SUPPORT AND GUIDANCE FROM MORE EXPERIENCED VETERANS.

WITH THE DEPARTURE OF OUR VETERAN TEACHERS.

OUR NEW TEACHERS LOSE MENTORS.

OUR STUDENTS LOSE STABILITY AND OUR COMMUNITIES LOSE CONTINUITY.

IN MY PRESENTATION WITH THE WORDS OF FRANTZ FANON, I CANNOT DISASSOCIATE MYSELF FROM THE FUTURE THAT IS PROPOSED FOR MY BROTHER.

EVERY ONE OF MY ACTS COMMITS ME AS A MAN.

EVERY ONE OF MY SILENCES, EVERY ONE OF MY COWARDICE REVEALS ME AS A MAN.

THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] THANK YOU.

DIANE BIRDWELL, FOLLOWED BY JOE STOKES.

GOOD EVENING. DIANE BIRDWELL.

CAPTAIN BIRDWELL, FROM MY TIME IN THE UNITED STATES ARMY, AND I'LL GET TO THAT IN A MINUTE.

I WAS GOING TO SPEAK TO YOU ALL TONIGHT ABOUT THE PROPOSED TEACHER SALARY INCREASES AND THE ESSER RETENTION INCENTIVE AND THE DIFFERENTIATION AND HOW WE ALL DID THE SAME JOB. WE ALL WENT TO SAME CAMPUSES.

WE ALL DID EVERYTHING, HAD THE SAME RISK.

AND YET YOU'RE GOING TO PAY SOMEONE $3,500 AND SOMEONE ELSE $3,025.

BUT AFTER HEARING ALL THIS STUFF TONIGHT, I GOT TO CHANGE MY TOPIC.

SO I'M GOING TO JUST SEND YOU ALL AN EMAIL.

OKAY. LET'S TALK ABOUT THE PORN BOOK CLUB THAT'S IN THE ROOM TONIGHT.

AND BY THE WAY, THERE'S NOT ONLY ONE WORD THAT BEGINS WITH F AND ENDS IN UCK, FIRETRUCK DOES.

AND TODAY I HAD A STUDENT WHEN I TOLD HIM TO GET OUT OF THE HALLWAY, PLEASE, AND GO OFF TO CLASS, HE SAYS, I DON'T GIVE UP.

SO THEY KNOW THAT WORD.

THEY'RE NOT SHOCKED BY THAT WORD.

YOU MIGHT BE, BUT THEY'RE NOT.

I'M NOT SHOCKED BECAUSE IT WAS ON THE KINDERGARTEN WALL WHEN I WAS IN THIRD GRADE AT HOLY TRINITY CATHOLIC SCHOOL IN THE OAKLAND.

WE HAD COMPREHENSIVE SEX ED IN THE SIXTH GRADE.

THAT WAS FUN COMING FROM NUNS, BUT IT WAS COMPREHENSIVE NONETHELESS.

IT WAS BISHOP LYNCH IN THE NINTH GRADE WHEN WE HAD A FAILED NUN WHO EXITED THE PROFESSION, WHO TAUGHT US.

AND THEN I HAD IT AGAIN IN BIOLOGY AT SKYLINE.

MY MOM CAUGHT ME READING ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH BY JACQUELINE SUSANN.

IF YOU'RE OLD ENOUGH TO KNOW THAT BOOK, WOO GIRL.

BUT THE THING IS, SHE DIDN'T SHAME ME FOR IT.

SHE WANTED TO KNOW WHAT IT SAID AND WE DISCUSSED IT.

NOW HER MOTHER FROM GERMANY TOOK IT AND BURNED IT AFTER SHE READ IT.

BUT IGNORANCE ABOUT YOUR BODY'S IGNORANCE ABOUT SEXUAL REPRODUCTION, IGNORANCE ABOUT SEXUAL ASSAULT, IGNORANCE, IGNORANCE AND MORE IGNORANCE BECAUSE YOU WANT TO PULL BOOKS.

YOU DON'T WANT TO WEAR A MASK, YOU DON'T WANT TO, BUT YOU LOVE READING PORN.

Y'ALL HAVE GIVEN ME STUFF TO THINK ABOUT TONIGHT BEFORE I GO TO BED, BUT THEY DO NOT REPRESENT THE MAJORITY OF THIS COMMUNITY.

DO Y'ALL HEAR ME? MOST OF THEM PROBABLY DON'T EVEN LIVE IN THIS DISTRICT, MUCH LESS PAY TAXES.

THEIR KIDS HAVEN'T BEEN HERE FOR 20 OR 30 YEARS.

I'VE BEEN IN THE CLASSROOM FOR 23 YEARS ON TWO CAMPUSES.

I LIVE IN THIS NEIGHBORHOOD AND I GRADUATED FROM SKYLINE.

IGNORANCE IS WHAT FEAR MONGERS WANT.

THEY DON'T WANT THEIR KIDS TO KNOW ANYTHING, AND THEY DON'T WANT YOUR KIDS TO KNOW ANYTHING EITHER.

THEY DON'T AGE APPROPRIATE.

THE KID WAS 14 WHO SAID F OFF TO ME TODAY.

THEY KNOW I'VE TAUGHT PREGNANT GIRLS.

I'VE TAUGHT KIDS WHO HAVE HAD ABORTIONS.

I'VE TAUGHT KIDS WHO HAVE BEEN RAPED.

YOU DON'T? I DO. THE THING IS, IT'S CALLED GROOMING IS WHAT Y'ALL ARE DOING IN THE SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH.

SO Y'ALL CAN STICK TO Y'ALL STUFF IN YOUR HOUSE.

LET US TEACH OUR KIDS WITH THE THINGS THAT THEY NEED.

[APPLAUSE] YOU DON'T WANT THESE AREN'T YOUR KIDS.

AND BY THE WAY, I HAVEN'T HEARD BLOWJOBS THIS MUCH SINCE I WAS IN THE ARMY.

BUT THE SEXUALLY FRUSTRATED OVER HERE DON'T WANT US TO TALK ABOUT IT.

SO YOU KNOW WHAT? F IT.

[APPLAUSE] THANK YOU. JOE [INAUDIBLE] FOLLOWED BY KATRINA RASMUSSEN.

SO SPEAKING OF SEX EDUCATION AND IGNORANCE, MOST PARENTS IN THE DISTRICT, THEY DON'T KNOW THIS IS IN THE LIBRARY, BUT IT IS IN YOUR LIBRARY.

THIS IS A PAGE 25 FROM LC ROSEN'S BOOK.

[02:30:02]

ANYWAY SO THEY'RE SAYING, OH, THIS IS AN ENCOUNTER BETWEEN A SENIOR AND A FRESHMAN.

SO THE SENIOR, I'M NOT NAMING ANY NAMES AND I ARE HAVING FUN KISSING AND SUCKING AND [EXPLICIT] AND WHAT HAVE YOU.

AND THEN HE SAYS TO ME, I WANT TO [EXPLICIT].

FOLLOWED BY RUTH TORRES.

KATRINA RASMUSSEN.

HELLO MY NAME IS KATRINA RASMUSSEN.

I AM A DALLAS ISD EDUCATOR, A DALLAS ISD PARENT.

I LIVED JUST DOWN THE STREET AND A MEMBER OF ALLIANCE AFT.

WHAT I HAVE TO SAY IS MORE THAN A THREE MINUTE CONVERSATION WHEN I'M DONE SPEAKING, I HOPE OUR LEADERS UNDERSTAND THAT ULTIMATELY TEACHERS AND STUDENTS ARE THE ONES ON THE FRONT LINES IN OUR SCHOOLS, AND WE DESERVE A PLACE AT THE TABLE WHERE DECISIONS ARE BEING MADE.

I TEACH IN DALLAS ISD BECAUSE THIS IS MY HOME.

THESE STUDENTS ARE OUR CHILDREN.

THEY ARE THE TORCHBEARERS OF OUR COMMUNITY.

AND THEY WILL INHERIT THE SPACE THAT WE HAVE CREATED AROUND THEM.

PANDEMIC TEACHING SHOWED ME THAT OUR STUDENTS ARE RESILIENT, BUT THEY ARE ALSO HURTING.

LAST YEAR. THEY MISSED ONE ANOTHER AND THEY MISSED US.

AND THE THING THAT THEY NEEDED MOST FROM THEIR SCHOOL COMMUNITIES WAS RELATIONSHIPS.

BUT WHEN WE BROUGHT OUR STUDENTS BACK TOGETHER THIS YEAR, WE HIT THE GROUND TESTING.

MAP, TELL PASS, ACP'S, STAAR, EOCS.

THESE KIDS HAVE BEEN TESTED MORE THIS YEAR THAN EVER.

WE ABSOLUTELY TURNED OUR CHILDREN INTO DATA POINTS TO BE DIAGNOSED RATHER THAN TREATING THEM AS HUMAN BEINGS WITH UNMET SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL NEEDS.

OUR KIDS SEE THIS AND THEY FEEL THIS.

THE MESSAGE IT SENDS TO A GENERATION ALREADY FACING DEPRESSION IS THAT WHAT MATTERS MOST ABOUT THEM IS THEIR ABILITY TO PERFORM ON STANDARDIZED TESTS.

I HAVE BEEN PULLED FROM MY CLASSES MORE THIS YEAR THAN EVER TOO.

HOURS OF ENGAGEMENT LOST WHILE I PROCTOR TESTS AND MY STUDENTS ARE DISPLACED.

THEY ARE SPLIT OR THEY ARE SENT TO THE GYM TO SIT.

WHAT AN ENORMOUS WASTE OF THEIR TIME AND MY TIME AND OUR TIME TOGETHER.

WE HAVE HAD MULTIPLE INSTANCES OF GUN VIOLENCE AT MY CAMPUS THIS YEAR.

AT OUR COMMUNITY MEETING, DR.

HINOJOSA SAID, WE CAN'T POLICE OURSELVES OUT OF THIS SITUATION.

AND I AGREE.

YET I SEE MY OWN VOICE SQUASHED BY STRUCTURES THAT PRIORITIZE QUANTITATIVE PROGRESS ABOVE ALL ELSE.

DOES ANYONE IN OUR DISTRICT LEADERSHIP REALLY HAVE ANY IDEA HOW DEMORALIZED WE FEEL IN OUR ROOMS EVERY DAY? WE HAVE HUGE EMPATHY GAPS IN THE SYSTEMS THAT GOVERN OUR SCHOOLS FROM WITHIN CAMPUSES ALL THE WAY UP TO THE STATE LEVEL.

THE LACK OF UNDERSTANDING HAS CREATED AN ENVIRONMENT THAT SUSTAINS GUN VIOLENCE IN OUR CAMPUSES.

I AM A TEACHER, BUT I AM ALSO A MOM OF TWO MIDDLE SCHOOLERS WHO GO TO DISD MIDDLE SCHOOL.

MY KIDS KNOW ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED ON TUESDAY.

THEY KNOW ABOUT IRMA GARCIA AND EVA MIRELES AND THE 19 CHILDREN WHO WERE MURDERED IN THEIR CLASSROOMS. AT BEDTIME LAST NIGHT MY SON ASKED ME IF BLACK HOLES COUNT AS IMPLOSIONS.

MY CHILD, WHO'S EVERY FRECKLE I HAVE MEMORIZED.

WELL, I SAID THEY DO COLLAPSE IN ON THEMSELVES.

THAT SOUNDS LIKE AN IMPLOSION TO ME.

AND HE SAID, YEAH, I THINK YOU'RE RIGHT.

[02:35:09]

SPEAKERS] RUTH TORRES.

GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS RUTH TORRES, AND I'M GOING COMPLETELY OFF THIS TOPIC FOR A MOMENT, AND I'M GOING TO ASK FOR I'M HERE TO ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT FOR A COMMUNITY PROGRAM IN PLEASANT GROVE.

WE HAVE BEEN TRYING FOR ALMOST THREE YEARS TO GET SPACE AT FLORENCE MIDDLE SCHOOL, YOUNG MEN'S LEADERSHIP ACADEMY IN PLEASANT GROVE FOR AN ELITE YOUTH PROGRAM.

THIS IS A 501 C3 THAT SERVES UPWARDS OF 150 YOUTH.

AND IT'S A IT'S A NONPROFIT.

WE'RE ASKING I'M ASKING YOU TO WAIVE THE FEE SO THEY CAN USE THIS REGULARLY, AT LEAST TWICE A WEEK TO FOR FOR PRACTICE.

AND FOR ALL THE ACTIVITIES FOR THIS YOUTH GROUP, I HAVE PASSED OUT HANDOUTS TO YOU ABOUT THE PROGRAM ALONG WITH REFERENCES, RECOMMENDATIONS FROM DPD FROM THERE'S AT LEAST THREE RECOMMENDATIONS IN THERE.

THIS PROGRAM IS IS BEING LED BY PASTOR PASTOR JUAN.

HE'S HERE TO SPEAK AND GIVE GO INTO MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE PROGRAM.

BUT I AM URGING YOU TO BE VERY TO MOVE ON THIS QUICKLY.

WE HAVE SUMMER IS UPON US AND IDLE MINDS AND IDLE HANDS BRING NOTHING BUT TROUBLE.

AND THIS IS PLEASANT GROVE THAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT JUST A FEW FEET FROM THIS SCHOOL.

WE'VE HAD MULTIPLE YOUNG BLACK BOYS SHOT AND KILLED ON THAT CORNER.

AND THIS IS A PROGRAM THAT THAT ENGAGES THE YOUTH.

IT GIVES THEM A SAFE PLACE TO BE, AND IT IS ABSOLUTELY IN THEIR BEST INTEREST.

SO THIS IS FOR OUR KIDS.

THIS IS FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

AND I'M ASKING YOU TO PLEASE URGENTLY PAY ATTENTION TO THIS BECAUSE WE'RE EXHAUSTED KNOCKING ON THE DOORS AND FOLLOWING THE PROTOCOLS AND WE CAN'T GET IT OVERCOME. SO PLEASE PAY ATTENTION AND HELP US TO GET THIS MOVED QUICKLY SO WE CAN HAVE WE CAN PROVIDE THESE KIDS A SAFE PLACE TO HAVE ACTIVITIES AND EXPOSURE TO THINGS THAT THEY OTHERWISE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO LIKE GOING FISHING AND CAMPING AND BASKETBALL TOURNAMENTS AND COMPETING. AND IT'S BUILDING TEAM SKILLS.

SO THIS IS A GREAT PROGRAM AND I ASK YOU TO PLEASE PAY ATTENTION AND GET THIS DONE QUICKLY FOR OUR STUDENTS IN PLEASANT GROVE.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

[APPLAUSE] PASTOR OLIVER JUAN [INAUDIBLE] FOLLOWED BY CHRISTOPHER WILKINS.

GOOD AFTERNOON, I'M PASTOR JUAN [INAUDIBLE].

FIRST I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH.

THIS IS MY FIRST TIME IN AN ENVIRONMENT LIKE THIS.

I WANT TO COMMEND THIS WHOLE BOARD.

FIRST OF ALL, JUST SITTING HERE AND HEARING THIS FOR 3 HOURS, I DON'T KNOW HOW YOU'RE GOING TO DECIPHER ALL OF THIS WHAT I'VE HEARD IS SOME REAL MEAT GOING ON OUT HERE AND SOME REAL CONCERNS. I DON'T KNOW HOW Y'ALL DO THIS, BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY .

ESPECIALLY MRS. WHITE, BECAUSE YOU'RE FROM THE GROVE.

THAT'S WHAT I HEARD TODAY WHEN I GOT HERE.

I'M FROM CHICAGO.

I DID 17 YEARS AND NINE MONTHS IN PRISON AS A YOUTH.

I HAVE A FELONY IN MY BACKGROUND.

BUT WHILE I WAS IN PRISON, I GOT AN EDUCATION AND I GOT SAVED AND I CHANGED MY LIFE.

AND I WANT TO HELP OTHER KIDS NOT DO WHAT I DID.

I CAME HERE IN 2003 SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE, I CREATED THIS YOUTH PROGRAM TO SERVE THE YOUTH WHO DON'T MAKE.

I HEARD YOU REPRESENT THOSE SCHOOLS EARLIER THAT WON CHAMPIONSHIPS AND GOT AWARDS.

I REPRESENT THE KIDS THAT DON'T GET A CHANCE TO PLAY AT SCHOOL.

THE SIXTH GRADERS, Y'ALL DON'T HAVE NOTHING FOR THE SIXTH GRADERS.

THAT'S WHAT THEY TOLD ME. BUT IN MY COMMUNITY, I GOT THE SIXTH GRADERS WHEN THEY GET OUT OF SCHOOL IN THE SUMMER.

WHAT DID THEY DO THEN? WHO GOT THEM THEN? THE PARK DISTRICT COST $50 AN HOUR TO USE THEIR GYM.

WE DON'T HAVE NO MONEY.

SO I HAVE IT FREE. WE PRACTICE OUTSIDE IN 95 DEGREE SUMMERTIME BECAUSE WE CARE.

I'M HERE. I GOT TO BE AT WORK AT 4:00.

I CAME HERE AT 6:00 JUST TO SAY THIS LITTLE BIT.

BECAUSE I'M DEDICATED TO MY KIDS WHEN THEY GET OUT OF SCHOOL.

THEY'RE MY KIDS.

MY KIDS DON'T LEARN ABOUT SEX AT SCHOOL.

THEY LEARN IN INDUSTRY WHERE I'M AT.

THEY LEARN IT ON THEIR PHONE.

BUT I'M HERE TO OFFER THEM SOMETHING DIFFERENT IN THE COMMUNITY.

I WANT TO GIVE THEM SOMETHING THAT CAN BE HOOKED ON OTHER THAN DRUGS.

IF I CAN. IF I CAN.

IF I CAN FILL THEIR VEINS WITH LOVE AND RESPECT FOR ELDERS, THEN I'VE DONE A GOOD JOB.

I'M JUST HERE TO SOW A SEED.

I VOLUNTEER MY TIME.

I DO THIS ALL THE TIME, ALL DAY.

I LOVE THIS. WHAT I DO, IF I COULD DO THIS EVERY DAY, I DON'T NEED TO GET PAID.

I'M NOT ASKING YOU TO HIRE ME.

[02:40:02]

I'M NOT ASKING YOU TO TO SPONSOR ME.

I'M JUST ASKING YOU TO HELP ME.

GIVE ME A FACILITY WHERE I CAN DO THIS PROGRAM.

YOUNG MEN, LEADERSHIP ACADEMY.

IT'S ALL BOYS.

I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE THEM.

I APPLIED FOR YOUR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM, IN JANUARY THEY APPROVED ME, IN MARCH THEY DENIED ME.

THEY FOUND OUT ABOUT MY BACKGROUND.

THEY KICKED ME OUT.

IN THE TWO WEEKS I WAS THERE WE WENT FROM 10 KIDS TO 80 KIDS IN OUR PROGRAM AND I HAD TO WALK AWAY AND LEAVE THEM BECAUSE THEY TOLD ME, DON'T COME BACK ON THE CAMPUS.

MOST OF THE KIDS ON THE CAMPUS ALREADY KNOW ME.

THEY'RE IN MY PROGRAM OVER AT THE PARK DISTRICT, THEY'RE IN MY PROGRAM IN THE STREET.

THEY ALREADY KNOW ME, BUT I'M NOT IN THEIR SCHOOLS.

I'M ASKING THIS YEAR.

DISD.

LET ME AND I'M VOLUNTEERING AND I'M NOT ASKING YOU TO PAY ME.

I HAVE A STAFF OF GUYS THAT VOLUNTEER AND GIRLS THAT VOLUNTEER.

THEY'RE FORMER NBA PLAYERS.

THEY'RE FORMER WNBA PLAYERS.

THEY WANT TO HELP.

HELP ME. HELP THEM.

GOD BLESS YOU. THANK YOU.

[APPLAUSE] THANK YOU. CHRISTOPHER WILKINS, FOLLOWED BY WILLIAM HOPKINS.

GOOD EVENING. THANK YOU FOR SITTING THERE FOR HOURS LISTENING TO US.

I REALLY APPRECIATE YOU.

MY NAME IS CHRISTOPHER WILKINS.

I AM A SEVENTH GRADE HISTORY TEACHER AT SEAGOVILLE MIDDLE SCHOOL.

I'M A PROUD MEMBER OF ALLIANCE AFT.

AND HERE WE GO, PART ONE.

THERE ARE SEVERAL REASONS WHY TEACHERS NEED RAISES.

THE JOB WE DO IS ALREADY EXTREMELY STRESSFUL, BUT EVER SINCE COVID, THE STRESS HAS DRASTICALLY INCREASED.

TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF ARE THE MOST SELFLESS PEOPLE IN THE WORLD.

AND EVEN THOUGH WE ARE UNDERPAID, WE ARE WE MORE OFTEN THAN NOT DIG INTO OUR OWN POCKETS TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR STUDENTS ARE TAKING CARE OF.

OVER THE LAST TWO YEARS, MY RESPONSIBILITIES HAVE CHANGED.

I'M NOT ONLY A TEACHER.

I'M A COUNSELOR, A THERAPIST, A CARETAKER, A FRIEND, A FATHER FIGURE, AND SOMETIMES JUST A SHOULDER TO CRY ON.

I GLADLY COME TO WORK EVERY DAY WITH NO COMPLAINTS AND DO THE JOB MY HEART HAS LED ME TO DO.

IN ALL, HONESTLY AND HONESTLY, WHETHER WE GET THIS RAISE OR NOT, TEACHERS WILL STILL SHOW UP AND DO THE JOBS THAT FEW PEOPLE WANT TO DO NOR RESPECT US FOR DOING, BECAUSE THAT'S JUST WHAT WE DO.

WE KNOW WE ARE UNDERAPPRECIATED.

WE KNOW OUR DISTRICTS DON'T VALUE US LIKE WE SHOULD.

BUT WE ALSO KNOW THAT WE ARE THE CRITICAL PARTS THAT MAKE THE ENGINE OF OUR SOCIETY RUN SMOOTHLY.

PART TWO. A REAL RAISE WOULD ASSIST ME WITH THE COST OF LIVING, WHICH HAS GONE UP AROUND BY AROUND 8%.

AT THIS TIME, MY HEALTH WILL NOT ALLOW ME TO GET A SECOND JOB, AND IT'S ABSURD THAT I SHOULD NEED A SECOND JOB TO TAKE CARE OF MY BILLS AND HEALTH CARE EXPENSES.

BUT THIS IS WHERE WE ARE, WHERE WE ARE AT NOW.

I'M IN A FINANCIAL CRUNCH TO PURCHASE A FULL GAS TANK OF GAS.

I TRAVEL OVER 20 MILES TO GET TO MY CAMPUS.

I CAN'T KEEP DOING THIS.

IT'S SAD THAT AS A DISTRICT EMPLOYEE, I DON'T MIND TRAVELING TO MY SCHOOL TO EVEN TO TEACH, EVEN THOUGH IT'S A LITTLE FURTHER, BECAUSE I COULD AFFORD THE GAS.

BUT NOT ANYMORE.

I LOVE THE STAFF AND I LOVE MY STUDENTS, BUT I NEED TO CONSIDER TRANSFERRING TO A CAMPUS CLOSER TO HOME OR EVEN LEAVING THE DISTRICT.

I CANNOT AFFORD TO LIVE IN DALLAS.

THESE TWO TESTIMONIALS WERE FROM ANONYMOUS DALLAS ISD TEACHERS.

THANK YOU.[APPLAUSE] THANK YOU.

WILLIAM HOPKINS, FOLLOWED BY JOY RODRIGUEZ.

WILLIAM HOPKINS.

NOT PRESENT JOY RODRIGUEZ, FOLLOWED BY CHRIS LEAL.

JOY RODRIGUEZ NOT PRESENT.

NOW. OK CHRIS LEAL JOY RODRIGUEZ IS NOT PRESENT.

ROSEMARY [INAUDIBLE], FOLLOWED BY WINIFRED BELL.

GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS ROSIE [INAUDIBLE], AND I'M A DALLAS ISD TEACHER AND RESIDENT AND A MEMBER OF ALLIANCE AFT.

RECENTLY, DISD ANNOUNCED ITS PLANNED SALARY INCREASES.

FIRST OF ALL, THEY DID ANNOUNCE THEY PLANNED TO RAISE THE MINIMUM WAGE TO $15 PER HOUR SOMETHING ALLIANCE HAS BEEN PUSHING FOR AND WE CONGRATULATE AND APPRECIATE THE DISTRICT CATCHING UP WITH THIS REASONABLE PAY RATE.

THE TEI ELIGIBLE TEACHER RAISES AMOUNTED TO TO BE BETWEEN A 5% AND 6% RAISE FOR MOST TEACHERS, THOUGH IT WAS EMPHASIZED TO US THAT WITH THE ADDITIONAL RETENTION BONUS WE'RE GETTING NEXT YEAR, THE RAISE AMOUNTED TO ALMOST 10% ABOVE THE 8% INFLATION RATE.

THAT'S WHY THEY'RE SAYING 10%.

HOWEVER, UNLESS DALLAS ISD IS PLANNING ON GIVING US THAT BONUS EVERY SINGLE YEAR, THAT IS NOT PART OF A RAISE.

IF YOU WANT TO SAY THAT'S PART OF A RAISE, YOU'RE ALREADY SAYING YOU'RE GIVING US A $2,500 TO $3,500 PAY CUT NEXT YEAR.

OUR RAISE IS BETWEEN 5% AND 6% AND THAT IS STILL A PAY CUT.

GIVEN INFLATION, DALLAS ISD HAS THE MONEY TO HELP ITS STAFF KEEP THEIR HEADS ABOVE WATER IN THIS ECONOMY.

THEY JUST NEED TO DECIDE IF THEY RESPECT US ENOUGH TO GIVE US WHAT WE'RE WORTH.

EVEN MORE UNFORTUNATELY, THE BIG RAISES SEEM TO BE THE BIG RAISES SEEM TO BE RESERVED ONLY FOR TEACHERS.

AS FAR AS I CAN TELL, ALL OF EMPLOYEES GET THE 3% BOARD APPROVED INCREASE.

[02:45:01]

OUR JOBS AS TEACHERS CHANGED DRAMATICALLY DURING COVID.

YOU'VE HEARD THAT COUNTLESS TIMES.

BUT SURELY, YOU KNOW, WE AREN'T THE ONLY ONES.

CAFETERIA WORKERS HAD TO CREATE A NEW FOOD DISTRIBUTION METHOD.

CUSTODIANS WORKED INCREDIBLY HARD TO MAKE SURE EVERY AREA OF EVERY SCHOOL WAS CLEANED AND SANITIZED REGULARLY.

DON'T EVEN GET ME STARTED ON NURSES.

YOU HEARD FROM A NUMBER OF DISD NURSES A FEW MONTHS AGO ABOUT THE RIDICULOUS AMOUNTS OF TIME THEY'VE SPENT CONTACT TRACING AND TAKING CARE OF STUDENTS DISPLAYING COVID SYMPTOMS AT GREAT PERSONAL RISK.

COUNSELORS ARE DEALING WITH THE COLLECTIVE TRAUMA OF OUR KIDS, AS WELL AS THE CATCHING UP WITH CLASSES AND CREDITS THAT MANY MISSED DURING THE 2021 SCHOOL YEAR.

YET ALL THESE ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEES IN DISD GET SHUNTED TO THE SIDE WHEN RAISES COME OUT SO THAT THE DISTRICT CAN BETTER PROMOTE THE ABJECT FAILURE OF A SYSTEM THAT IS TEI. THESE NON EI EMPLOYEES MISS OUT ON THE HIGH RETENTION BONUSES.

THEY ONLY GET THE $2,500 ONES AND THAT HIGHER PERCENTAGE RAISES.

THE SOLUTION IS NOT TO MAKE SOME KIND OF UNDOUBTEDLY AWFUL AND DYSFUNCTIONAL EI SYSTEM FOR OUR COUNSELORS OR NURSES OR OTHER STAFF THE WAY WE HAVE FOR OUR TEACHERS.

THE SOLUTION IS SIMPLY TO REALIZE THAT ALL OF THESE PEOPLE WORK TOGETHER TO MAKE A SCHOOL RUN, AND AS TEACHERS COULD NOT HAVE DONE ANYTHING ANY YEAR, BUT ESPECIALLY IN THE LAST COUPLE OF YEARS WITHOUT ALL THESE COUNSELORS, TEACHER ASSISTANTS, OFFICE STAFF, NURSES, MEDIA SPECIALISTS, CUSTODIANS, CAFETERIA WORKERS AND ANY OTHER POSITION I HAVEN'T NAMED.

THEY DESERVE THE CHANCE FOR JUST AS BIG A RETENTION BONUSES ME AND THEY DESERVE DEFINITELY DESERVE A RAISE AT INFLATION LEVEL JUST AS MUCH AS I DO.

INFLATION ISN'T REDUCED FOR THEM IN SOCIETY JUST BECAUSE THEY DON'T GET AN INFLEXIBLE, UNHELPFUL RUBRIC WITH WHICH SOMEONE CAN RATE EVERY AREA OF THEIR WORK PERFORMANCE.

THEY ARE PAYING THE SAME HIGH GAS PRICES, HIGH RENT PRICES, HIGH FOOD PRICES AS TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS, THEY NEED AN 8% RAISE TO KEEP UP AND THE BOARD OWES IT TO THEM FOR THEIR TIRELESS WORK OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS AND BEYOND.

THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] THANK YOU.

WINIFRED BELL, FOLLOWED BY VALERIE EATON.

GOOD EVENING. GOOD EVENING.

I FIRST LIKE TO START OFF BY SAYING HEARING ALL OF THIS INFORMATION, I AM A BIT OVERWHELMED.

I LOVE DISD, I LOVE DSD AND I LOVE DISD BECAUSE WHEN MY FAMILY, MY HUSBAND IS HERE WITH ME TONIGHT, RELOCATED FROM LOUISIANA BACK IN 2001, DSD WAS THE FIRST ENTITY THAT HIRED MY HUSBAND AND I.

OUR SON WAS A FOURTH GRADER.

THEY EDUCATED OUR SON, GAVE HIM EVERYTHING HE NEEDED.

WE SAT DOWN AND WE ASKED THEM, WE'RE MOVING HERE FROM LOUISIANA.

WE HAVE ONE CONCERN OUR SON, WILL YOU EDUCATE HIM IN THE MANNER IN WHICH HE WILL GO AND GROW? HE IS NOW DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION OUTREACH MANAGER FOR THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS.

THEY DID THEIR JOB.

THANK YOU. I AM A MIDDLE SCHOOL SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER AT THE GREAT WILLIAM H.

ATWELL MIDDLE SCHOOL DISTRICT SIX.

I DON'T HAVE TO STAND HERE AND TELL YOU WHAT SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS DO.

I THINK EVERYBODY ALREADY KNOW.

I'VE BEEN IN IT SINCE 2003, 2001.

MY MISTAKE. I STARTED OFF AS SUPPORT STAFF, LOVED WHAT I DID, WANTED MORE FOR MY KIDS.

SO A LOT OF TEACHERS THAT WAS NOT LIVING UP TO WHAT I THOUGHT WAS MY EXPECTATIONS AND EXPECTATIONS OF STUDENTS AND PARENTS.

SO THEN I BECAME CERTIFIED AND BECAME A TEACHER.

NOW I'M IN A LEADERSHIP PROGRAM TO OVERSEE SOMEBODY'S CAMPUS.

IN A FEW YEARS, OR DIRECTOR AND THE SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT TO SHOW THEM HOW IT'S REALLY DONE.

I HAPPEN TO BE ONE OF THE LUCKY ONES THAT'S HOUSED WITH ADMINISTRATORS THAT KNOW HOW IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE DONE AND OFFER THE BEST SUPPORT.

WE GO ABOVE AND BEYOND EVERY DAY.

BUT WE HAVE TO GET REAL ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON.

IN FOUR YEARS I HAVE HAD TO ATTEND FUNERALS FOR TWO OF MY SPED STUDENTS.

ONE BECAUSE HE WAS SHOT IN THE HEAD, THE OTHER ONE BECAUSE HE WAS GUNNED DOWN IN HIS FRONT YARD.

AND I HAVE A THIRD STUDENT THAT NOW SITS WAITING TO BE SENTENCED CHARGED WITH CAPITAL MURDER.

SPED KIDS ARE NOT GOING OUT INTO A BIG SPED BUBBLE WHEN THEY GRADUATE.

THEY'RE GOING OUT THERE IN THE WORLD WITH EVERYBODY ELSE.

LOOK AROUND.

THEY'RE GOING TO BE THERE.

AND IF WE'RE NOT GIVING THEM WHAT WE NEED BY PUTTING QUALITY PEOPLE IN THE SCHOOLS, BY SUPPORTING THEM THE WAY THEY SHOULD BE SUPPORTED, THAT MEANS WE'RE [INAUDIBLE] TO RETAIN THEM.

I HAVE FRIENDS ALL OVER THE DISTRICT FROM ELEMENTARY TO HIGH SCHOOL.

THEY'RE GOOD.

I'M GOOD.

WE DO EVERYTHING WE'RE SUPPOSED TO DO EVERY DAY BECAUSE IT'S WHAT WE DO.

THANK YOU, MS. BELL. YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED.

[APPLAUSE] VALERIE EATON, FOLLOWED BY [INAUDIBLE] JACKSON.

[02:50:02]

MY NAME IS VALERIE EATON.

I'M A COMMUNITY MEMBER AND A SUPPORTER OF EDUCATORS AND ALLIANCE AFT.

PREVIOUS SPEAKERS TO THESE BOARD MEETINGS HAVE SPOKEN ABOUT LEAVING BEHIND BLACK WHITE DIVISIONS AS IF THOSE DIVISIONS CAN SIMPLY BE RESOLVED IF WE TURN OUR HEADS AND LOOK AWAY.

AS IF LEGAL SEGREGATION ISN'T STILL A LIVING MEMORY FOR MANY PEOPLE, OR THAT INEQUALITY ISN'T RAMPANT.

LET'S BE CLEAR CRT IS AN ACADEMIC FRAMEWORK FOR UNDERSTANDING HOW RACISM IS BUILT INTO THE STRUCTURES OF US SOCIETY MOSTLY TAUGHT TO GRADUATE STUDENTS, NOT SCHOOLCHILDREN.

THAT SAID, IT IS VITALLY IMPORTANT THAT WE DO KNOW OUR HISTORY.

THE STOLEN LABOR OF ENSLAVED BLACK PEOPLE WAS THE FOUNDATION OF THE SETTLER COLONIES OF AMERICA.

THAT STOLEN LABOR WAS THE REASON THAT THE US WAS ABLE TO INDUSTRIALIZE SO QUICKLY.

HOW CAN WE UNDERSTAND PRISONS TODAY, UNDERSTAND INCARCERATION RATES FIVE TIMES THAT OF THE REST OF THE WORLD? MASS INCARCERATION OF POOR AND OPPRESSED PEOPLE, PARTICULARLY BLACK PEOPLE, WITHOUT KNOWING WHAT CAUSED IT AND WHAT PERPETUATES IT.

WE WANT OUR CHILDREN TO UNDERSTAND THE LEGACY OF SLAVERY IN THE STATES.

AFTER THE 13TH AMENDMENT, THE POWERFUL WROTE VAGRANCY AND LOITERING LAWS AND TURN THEIR SLAVE CATCHER PATROLS INTO POLICE.

AND THAT'S HOW CHATTEL SLAVERY BECAME CARCERAL SLAVERY.

IT'S NOT GONE.

IT'S ADAPTED.

THESE RACIST INSTITUTIONS PERPETUATE THE IDEA OF HUMANS AS PROPERTY AND SUPPORT INTERGENERATIONAL WEALTH LEFT NOT TO THE BLACK PEOPLE WHO WERE EXPLOITED TO BUILT THIS COUNTRY, BUT TO THOSE WHO ENSLAVED, INCARCERATED, SEGREGATED RED LINES THEM AND AFTER HUNDREDS OF YEARS OF OPPRESSION, HAVE THE AUDACITY TO COMPLAIN ABOUT CALLS TO RETHINK THIS RACIST SYSTEM.

NOTHING IS AS SIMPLE AS JUST LOOKING AWAY.

WE HAVE DEEP ROOTED STRUCTURAL VIOLENCE ISSUES AGAINST BLACK PEOPLE IN THIS COUNTRY, AND WE HAVE STRUCTURAL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN IN THIS COUNTRY.

WE'VE SEEN THAT WITH THE MOST RECENT SCHOOL SHOOTING IN UVALDE, TEXAS.

THE BIGGEST COMMON RELATION BETWEEN ALL OF THESE MASS SHOOTERS IS MISOGYNY, THREATS TOWARDS WOMEN ONLINE AND VIOLENCE TOWARDS WOMEN IN THEIR LIVES.

MORE THAN HALF OF THE NATION'S MASS SHOOTERS KILLED WOMEN CLOSE TO THEM BEFORE MURDERING OTHERS.

MISOGYNY IS AN EPIDEMIC, AND IT'S ONE WE HAVE TO GRAPPLE WITH AS A SOCIETY.

OUR HEARTS GO OUT TO THE VICTIMS, BUT IT'S NOT ENOUGH TO LIE TO OURSELVES ABOUT THESE ISSUES WE FACE AND SAY, WELL, BLACK PEOPLE ARE EQUAL IN THE EYES OF THE LAW.

WOMEN ARE EQUAL IN THE EYES OF THE LAW WHEN WE CAN SEE THAT'S NOT THE CASE, WE NEED STRUCTURAL CHANGE.

WE NEED THE FUNDAMENTALS, THE BASICS, SHELTER, FOOD AND WATER FOR OUR BODIES, SAFE, HAPPY COMMUNITIES FOR OUR LOVED ONES TO BE A PART OF.

WE NEED LIVING WAGES FOR EVERYONE FROM THE WORKERS WHO KEEP OUR CITIES CLEAN AND BEAUTIFUL, TO THE WORKERS WHO MAKE SURE THAT FOOD REACHES OUR TABLES.

TO THE WORKERS WHO TEACH OUR KIDS TO READ AND WRITE, AND THE SUPPORT STAFF WHO AID THEM.

TO THAT END, A RAISE WAS RECENTLY ANNOUNCED FOR DISD EMPLOYEES, BUT IT DOESN'T COME CLOSE TO CLOSING THE GAP WITH THE OVER 8% INFLATION RATE.

THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE.

EVERY YEAR WITH HIGH INFLATION IS A PAY CUT THAT TEACHERS AND SUPPORT STAFF ALREADY CAN'T AFFORD TO BUDGET FOR.

AND THEY DO SO MUCH FOR OUR SOCIETY TEACHING AND LOOKING OUT FOR OUR CHILDREN.

THEY DESERVE FAIR COMPENSATION FOR THAT AND THEY DESERVE TO BE ABLE TO THRIVE, NOT JUST SURVIVE ON POVERTY, WAGES AND A CRUSHING RECESSION.

THANK YOU MS. EATON YOUR TIME IS INSPIRED [APPLAUSE].

[INAUDIBLE] JACKSON FOLLOWED BY DARIO HERNANDEZ.

DARIO HERNANDEZ.

FOLLOWED BY [INAUDIBLE] MASON.

THANK YOU. NOT PRESENT.

DARRELL HERNANDEZ.

[INAUDIBLE] MASON.

FOLLOWED BY OLA ALLEN.

GOOD EVENING.

I'M A FORMER CANDIDATE FOR THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

IN THIS PAST ELECTION, I DECIDED TO STEP AWAY FROM ONE OF MY LINES OF DUTY TO RUN FOR OFFICE BECAUSE OF THE CONCERNS THAT I HAD FOR WHAT'S HAPPENING IN THE SCHOOLS, PARTICULARLY IN THE DALLAS ISD AND WITH WHAT I'M HEARING TONIGHT WITH THE EXPLICIT, INAPPROPRIATE MATERIAL IN THE BOOKS, IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I RAN FOR STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION.

AND SO I'M GOING TO READ A LITTLE BIT FROM THE BOOK.

AND I HOPE THAT WITH WHAT YOU GUYS HAVE HEARD, I HOPE THAT YOU WILL TAKE IT SERIOUSLY AND YOU WILL MAKE SOME CHANGES. BECAUSE CHILDREN, MINORS, ADULTS, PARTICULARLY THE HIGH SCHOOLERS ARE READING AND WRITING ON A THIRD GRADE LEVEL, BUT THEY KNOW EVERYTHING THEY NEED TO KNOW.

I GUESS WHEN IT COMES TO SEX, THAT IS A PROBLEM.

WE NEED TO GET BACK TO ACADEMICS AND THAT IS ONE OF THE REASONS WHY I CHOSE TO RUN FOR STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION IS BECAUSE WE WE'VE TAKEN THE

[02:55:03]

FOCUS OFF OF EDUCATION AND WE PUT IT ON THESE SEXUAL EXPLICIT BEHAVIORS THAT WE ARE SEEING IN THE CHILDREN.

AND IT'S BECAUSE WE'RE CONGRATULATING IT AND WE'RE CELEBRATING IT WHEN WE SHOULD BE PROTECTING THEIR INNOCENT MINDS.

[APPLAUSE] OKAY.

SO FIRST THING YOU NEED TO ASK YOURSELF IS, DO YOU WANT TO SMACK WOMEN DURING SEX WHO CONSENT OR NOT? KINKY? BDSM SEX CAN BE FUN AND IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT BDSM STANDS FOR, IT'S BONDAGE , DOMINATION, SUBMISSION AND MASOCHISM.

AND I HAD TO LOOK THAT WORD UP BECAUSE I WASN'T FAMILIAR WITH THAT.

AND WHAT THAT MEANS IS INFLICTING PAIN WHILE HAVING SEX.

I'VE NEVER GONE QUITE AS FAR AS YOU WANT TO.

BUT I'VE USED HANDCUFFS, BLINDFOLDS, ENGAGED IN SOME LIGHT SPANKING AND OH, NO, PLEASE DON'T HURT ME ROLEPLAY.

IS THIS THE TYPE OF INFORMATION THAT YOU WANT TO SEND YOUR KIDS TO? IS THIS IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT YOUR KIDS TO BE EXPOSED TO? IS THIS THE JOB OF THE SCHOOL OR IS THIS THE JOB OF THE PARENTS TO TO ALLOW THEIR KIDS TO BE ABLE TO CHECK THESE BOOKS OUT IN THE SCHOOLS.

I HAVE A SERIOUS PROBLEM WITH THAT.

THE MOST INTENSE IT GOT WAS WITH A GUY I MET ON GRINDER.

GRINDER IS THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] OLA ALLEN, FOLLOWED BY THOMAS [INAUDIBLE].

GOOD EVENING. I BELIEVE PROTOCOL HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO THANK MR. SUPERINTENDENT AND BOARD MEMBERS FOR YOUR ATTENTIVE ATTENTION.

AND I REALIZE THAT IT IS LATE.

AND MRS. WHITE, WELCOME TO THE NEW JOURNEY WITH THE DALLAS SYSTEM.

I KNOW YOU WILL ENJOY YOUR RIDE AND I PLEDGE TO SUPPORT YOU.

BOARD MEMBERS, PLEASE ALLOW ME THIS TIME TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR TENACITY BEHAVIOR IN SELECTING A SUPERINTENDENT FOR DISD.

WE'RE HOLDING YOU ACCOUNTABLE TO ASSURE US THAT THE INCOMING SUPERINTENDENT WILL NOT RETURN WITH OLD BAGGAGE THAT SHE LEFT WITH.

I RECEIVE AN UNETHICAL.

MAY I EXPLAIN SOMETHING TO YOU? I RECEIVED AN UNETHICAL, UNEXPLAINABLE LETTER FROM THE INCOMING SUPERINTENDENT THAT HAS NEVER BEEN JUSTIFIED.

I PRESENTED THE LETTER TO THE PRESENT SUPERINTENDENT AND HE DID NOTHING.

I REQUEST OPEN RECORDS AND THERE WAS NO LETTERS OR LETTERS FOUND.

THIS WAS SPECIAL DELIVERY TO ME AND I HAD TO SIGN FOR IT.

OUT OF ALL THE PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS IN DISD, I WAS THE ONLY ONE TO RECEIVE THIS UNPLEASANT LETTER.

THE SUPERINTENDENT DID NOTHING.

BOARD MEMBERS. THIS TYPE OF BEHAVIOR MUST NOT RETURN TO DISD.

DISD CANNOT MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS KIND OF WITH THIS KIND OF DEMEANOR.

WE MUST WE MUST DEVELOP COHESIVENESS, WORK TOGETHER TO EDUCATE OUR CHILDREN, NOT FOR A SELECTED FEW.

WE MUST SAVE OUR TEACHERS AND OUR STAFF MEMBERS AS WE GO FORWARD TO EDUCATE ALL OUR CHILDREN.

WE MUST RESPECT OTHERS REGARDLESS.

BOARD MEMBERS, I AM NOT COMPLAINING, I'M EXPLAINING.

IF YOU TELL ME, I MIGHT FORGET.

IF YOU SHOW ME, I WILL REMEMBER.

BUT IF YOU INVOLVE ME, I WILL UNDERSTAND.

BOARD MEMBERS THE THREE OPERABLE WORDS.

PARENTS. STUDENTS.

TEACHERS. PLEASE HEAR ME AS I HAVE SPOKE TO YOU.

THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] THANK YOU.

THOMAS [INAUDIBLE] FOLLOWED BY OMAR JIMENEZ.

THOMAS [INAUDIBLE].

NOT PRESIDENT OMAR [INAUDIBLE].

GOOD EVENING, PRESIDENT HINOJOSA, SUPERINTENDENT HINOJOSA.

I KNOW IT'S BEEN A LONG NIGHT, PRESIDENT HENRY AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

AND I WANT TO TAKE A VERY SPECIAL PERSONAL POINT TO VERY APPRECIATIVE OF MY NEW BOARD MEMBER, CAMILE WHITE.

SO I GUESS THIS IS THE FIRST TIME IN QUITE A WHILE.

I'M VERY PROUD TO BE FROM DISTRICT FOUR AND DEFINITELY I LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH TRUSTEE WHITE.

BUT THIS EVENING I DID WANT TO SPEAK TO YOU ALL REGARDING THE FOOD SITUATION THAT, AS YOU'VE HEARD EARLIER, THE BRYANT'S MENTIONED UP AT THEIR SCHOOL.

BUT THIS HAS BEEN A PROBLEM THAT'S BEEN GOING ON IN OTHER CAMPUSES.

THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON, FOR EXAMPLE, IN KEMBLE, WHERE THE STUDENTS WALKED OUT OF CAMPUS OVER THE FOOD.

IF THE STUDENTS ARE WALKING OUT OF CAMPUS OVER FOOD, THEN WE GOT A SERIOUS PROBLEM.

[03:00:04]

WE HAVE A SERIOUS PROBLEM, ESPECIALLY WHEN I HAVE TO PAY HALF OF MY TAX BILL TO THIS DISTRICT.

AND THE KIDS ARE GETTING MOLDY FOODS.

NOW. I LOVE AND HATE DISD.

AS YOU ALL KNOW, I'M A PRODUCT OF THIS DISTRICT.

WE HAVE ISSUES GOING ON IN THIS DISTRICT, BUT WE GOT GOOD THINGS GOING ON IN THIS DISTRICT AND WE HAVE GOOD SCHOOLS IN OUR DISTRICT NOW.

BUT IN ORDER TO CONTINUE TO HAVE GOOD SCHOOLS ALL ACROSS THE BOARD, THESE STUDENTS NEED TO BE FED FRESH FOOD.

NOW, I BROUGHT THIS UP BACK IN MY HIGH SCHOOL AT BOOKER T WHEN THE SUPERINTENDENT HAD HIS TOWN HALL, AND I BROUGHT THIS ISSUE UP AND I WAS GIVEN THE CHAIN SUPPLY CARD, WAS THE REASONING BEHIND THAT.

AND I HOPE THAT THE ADMINISTRATION KEEPS THEIR PROMISE THAT NEXT YEAR THE DISTRICT'S GOING TO DO A BETTER JOB LOOKING AT THE FOOD, EXPECTING THE FOOD, AND CORRECTING ALL THE ISSUES THAT HAVE BEEN BROUGHT UP.

THE STUDENTS DESERVE BETTER.

THEY DESERVE BETTER.

AND I, AS A TAXPAYER, AND I'M SURE THE FOLKS IN THE AUDIENCE WHO ACTUALLY PAY INTO DISD EXPECT THE FOOD TO BE AS GREAT QUALITY, BECAUSE IF THEY'RE NOT EATING THIS FOOD, THEN THEY'RE NOT GOING TO PERFORM.

AND WE ALL KNOW THAT THEY'RE ALL BEHIND BECAUSE OF COVID AND YADA, YADA, YADA.

BUT AS A TAXPAYER, I EXPECT THEM TO BE FED QUALITY FOOD.

SO I HOPE THAT OF COURSE IN THE SUMMER IT GETS FIXED, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO THE SUMMER MEALS.

AND BY AUGUST, I HOPE AND I EXPECT THE DISTRICT KEEPS THEIR PROMISE TO ENSURE THAT ALL THE STUDENTS IN THE DISTRICT ARE BEING FED QUALITY FOOD.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

SHEILA WALKER, FOLLOWED BY CHARLES MONCRIEF.

SHEILA WALKER.

GOOD EVENING. I'M SHEILA WALKER, PRESIDENT OF [INAUDIBLE] DALLAS.

I AM EMBARRASSED ABOUT WHAT I HAVE HAD TO SIT THROUGH TONIGHT.

ONE WE HAVE A NEW BOARD TRUSTEE THAT I'M SO, SO EXCITED ABOUT.

I AM SO EXCITED ABOUT MS. CAMILE. I'VE BEEN KNOWING HER FOR A LONG TIME, AND WHEN I KNEW SHE WAS RUNNING, I JUMPED RIGHT ON BOARD.

I CALLED HER.

I JUMPED RIGHT ON BOARD.

THE NIGHT WHEN THEY MADE THE ANNOUNCEMENT, I CALLED ALL THE OTHER BOARD TRUSTEES THAT I HAD NUMBERS IN MY PHONE BECAUSE I'M SO EXCITED ABOUT WHAT'S ABOUT TO HAPPEN IN DALLAS ISD.

I'VE BEEN WORKING FOR DALLAS ISD FOR ALMOST 30 YEARS.

I HAVE CHILDREN IN DALLAS ISD GRANDCHILDREN NOW.

I'VE NEVER HEARD ANY OF THESE BOOKS THAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.

MY GRANDKIDS DON'T COME HOME TALKING ABOUT THOSE BOOKS THAT THEY CHECKED OUT IN THERE AT THEIR SCHOOLS BECAUSE THEY DON'T CHECK THOSE KIND OF BOOKS OUT.

WE TALKED TO OUR KIDS.

OUR KIDS KNOW ABOUT SEX.

THEY KNOW ABOUT THEIR BODIES.

IT'S NOT A SECRET.

WE ALL ARE A HUMAN BEINGS.

I DARE YOU TO COME TO OUR DISTRICT TO TRY TO TALK ABOUT DALLAS ISD.

BECAUSE I BLEED FOR DALLAS ISD.

I'M A PRODUCT OF DALLAS ISD, AND I'M PROUD TO SAY THAT I AM.

I'M PROUD OF OUR BOARD OF TRUSTEES THAT SIT HERE AND HAD TO LISTEN TO THIS.

IT'S EMBARRASSING AS AN ADULT.

SO I DARE YOU TO COME HERE AND CLAIM THAT YOU'RE PAYING TAXES IN OUR DISTRICT AND SAYING THAT YOU CARE ABOUT OUR KIDS BECAUSE YOU DON'T.

IF YOU DID, YOU WILL WORK IN OUR SCHOOLS BECAUSE YOU DON'T.

[APPLAUSE] I HAVE SOMETHING ELSE TO SAY.

WHAT I WANTED A LITTLE BIT THAT I WANT TO TALK ABOUT, THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

PLEASE TAKE THE RESPONSIBILITY OFF THE PRINCIPALS TO GET RID OF A LIBRARIAN.

PUT A LIBRARIAN BACK ON EVERY CAMPUS [APPLAUSE].

IT'S SICKENING WHEN AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL DON'T HAVE A LIBRARIAN.

WE HAVE A LIBRARY AT OUR SCHOOL FULL OF BOOKS.

NO LIBRARIAN.

IT'S EMBARRASSING.

WE NEED TO HAVE A LIBRARIAN ON EVERY CAMPUS.

PUT IT BACK IN THE BUDGET.

WHEN I TALK TO LEADERSHIP, THEY SAY TALK TO THE BOARD.

SO NOW I'M SPEAKING TO THE BOARD.

WE NEED A LIBRARIAN BACK ON EVERY SINGLE CAMPUS IN DALLAS ISD.

MAKE IT HAPPEN [APPLAUSE].

SO WE CAN HAVE THINGS FOR OUR KIDS TO READ SO LIBRARIANS CAN TALK TO OUR STUDENTS.

BUT I DARE SOMEBODY TO COME IN HERE AND DOWN DALLAS ISD.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU [APPLAUSE].

CHARLES MONCRIEFF, FOLLOWED BY PATRICIA DOYLE.

[03:05:03]

I'M A LIFELONG DALLAS RESIDENT AND A 1966 DISD GRADUATE.

THE FIRST THING I WANT TO DO IS COMPLIMENT DISD FOR ALL OF THE WONDERFUL CHANGES THAT I'VE SEEN OCCUR SINCE 1966. AT LEAST WHEN I COULD PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT WAS GOING ON.

NOW I DO HAVE CERTAIN ISSUES AND THE ISSUES DO PERTAIN TO THE THINGS THAT ARE IN THE LIBRARY.

NOW I'M NOT GOING TO GO INTO AS MUCH DETAIL AS COULD BE GONE INTO.

BUT I DO WANT TO BRING UP SOMETHING FROM PAGE 8 OF A GRAPHIC NOVEL CALLED KISS 8.

THIS PARTICULAR BOOK IS IN THE LIBRARY AND AT THE BOTTOM OF ONE PAGE THERE ARE THREE OR FOUR TEENAGE GIRLS THAT ARE EXPRESSING HOW EROTIC IT IS TO BEHOLD THE CRUCIFIED FORM OF JESUS.

AND THAT'S WHAT THEY GO TO CHURCH FOR, TO OGLE JESUS IN HIS BLEEDING AND CRUCIFIED STATE.

THEY'RE NOT AFTER THE THE ALTAR BOYS.

THEY ARE BROUGHT BY OR THEY ARE ATTRACTED BY THE BY THE IMAGE.

THE SECOND BOOK THAT I WOULD SPEAK FROM IS FROM THE AWARD WINNING NOVEL WHAT GIRLS ARE MADE OF.

AND THIS ONE THE FIRST THING IT DOES, IT SAYS WHEN I WAS 14, MY MOTHER TOLD ME THERE WAS NO SUCH THING AS UNCONDITIONAL LOVE.

I COULD STOP LOVING YOU AT ANY TIME, MY MOTHER SAID.

THIS IS BEING TOLD TO SOMEBODY IN A IN A BOOK THAT IS BEING MADE AVAILABLE TO CHILDREN IN A WELL IN A PUBLIC SCHOOL.

THIS GOES FROM THERE TO A PLACE WHERE LATER ON.

SHE DOES TALK ABOUT HER BOYFRIEND, SETH, AND SHE SAYS AGAINST A TALL ROCK.

AND BEFORE I COULD WORRY IF SOMEBODY WOULD COME BY AND SEE US.

I GO DOWN ON MY KNEES AND LIKE THE GUY ON THE BRIDGE, EXCEPT INSTEAD OF TIGHTENING A HARNESS, I'M UNFASTENING HIS PANTS.

I PULL HIM OUT OF HIS UNDERWEAR AND HE'S SOFT IN MY HAND.

I DON'T LOOK UP AT HIS FACE BEFORE I OPEN MY MOUTH AND PULL HIM INTO IT.

NOW I'M NOT GOING TO GO ANY FURTHER WITH THAT.

WHAT I WILL DO IS SUGGEST THAT SHE IS REFERRING TO HIM BY ONE PARTICULAR BODY PART.

SOMEONE WHO IDENTIFIES HIMSELF OR HERSELF BY A GENITAL.

THANK YOU, MR. MONCRIEFF.

YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED.

[APPLAUSE] PATRICIA DOYLE, FOLLOWED BY TINA PRICE.

PATRICIA DOYLE, NOT PRESENT.

TINA PRICE, FOLLOWED BY LINDA NEWLAND.

HI MY NAME IS TINA PRICE.

LET ME PUT MY GLASSES ON.

I WANT TO SAY FIRST AND FOREMOST WHAT WE REALLY SHOULD BE LISTENING TO IS WHAT THE PEOPLE ARE SAYING.

NOT JUDGING AND CRITICIZING [INAUDIBLE] THEY DIDN'T COME FROM, YOU KNOW, THE LANE THAT A LOT OF US HAVE COME FROM.

I'VE SEEN PEOPLE ADDRESSED I'VE SEEN PEOPLE ADDRESSED THAT YOU KNOW, SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN ADDRESSED.

IT'S YOU GUYS BECAUSE YOU'RE THE ONE THAT MAKES THE DECISION.

I EVEN HEARD SOMEONE REFERRING TO THE ISSUES OF SLAVERY.

EVERYBODY FEELS LIKE THEY CAN SPEAK ON IT, BUT THEY CAN'T.

AND JUST LIKE THE LADY THAT CAME IN EARLIER IN SAYING EVERYTHING THAT SHE WAS SAYING AND ATTACKING, THE ONE THING THAT WE NEED TO DO RIGHT NOW IS REALLY BE ABLE TO HEAR WHAT'S HAPPENING WITHOUT JUDGING AND CRITICIZING, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE SOMEONE IS STANDING UP BECAUSE THEY'RE WHITE, WHATEVER COLOR.

[APPLAUSE] BECAUSE WHEN YOU GET THROUGH WHATEVER DEGRADING THING IS HAPPENING IN THIS CITY, IT'S GOING TO END UP IN THE URBAN COMMUNITIES WHERE BLACK AND BLACK AND BROWN PEOPLE ARE.

AND I'M SICK OF THAT.

I DON'T WANT TO HEAR ANYMORE ARGUMENTS ABOUT BEING BLACK, BEING WHITE, ANY OF THIS.

IT HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH MORALITY RIGHT NOW [APPLAUSE].

AND WE ARE FAR FROM IT.

[03:10:03]

AND THIS IS WHAT I LIKE TO SAY.

I'M NOT GOING TO READ EVERYTHING THAT EVERYBODY ELSE IS READING BECAUSE YOU HEAR THE DEGRADATION OF IT.

YOU HEAR WHAT'S GOING INTO THE SPIRIT OF THESE KIDS.

AND WHAT I'M SAYING IS THIS.

I LIKE TO APPEAL TO MORAL CONSCIENCE THAT KEEPS US WITHIN PURITY THAT WE CANNOT THAT WE COME TO UNDERSTAND, THAT WE MUST BEGIN TO LOOK AT AND LOOK AT HOW WE WANT OUR SOCIETY TO BE.

IF WE CAST OUT PURITY LAWS AS A WHOLE, IT JEOPARDIZES SAFETY, SAFETY FOR US ALL AS A WHOLE.

NOW, I'D LIKE TO QUOTE TWO PASSAGES FROM A BOOK THAT STATES, BECAUSE OF THE INCREASE OF WICKEDNESS, THE LOVE OF MOST WILL GROW COLD WHERE THERE IS NO VISION THE PEOPLE CAST OFF RESTRAINT.

BUT HE THAT KEEP IT THE LAW HAPPY.

IS HE? THIS IS FROM THE BIBLE, [APPLAUSE] THE COMPASS THAT BRINGS US TO MORALITY, THAT GIVES US A DISCERNING EDGE TO KNOW WHAT'S RIGHT AND WHAT'S WRONG.

BUT WE'VE COME INTO THE PLACE WHERE WE'RE CALLING GOOD, EVIL AND EVIL GOOD, [APPLAUSE] NO MORALITY.

AND I'M SAYING THIS IT'S TIME TO TURN BACK TO OUR MORAL COMPASS AS OUR GUIDE TO LEAD US AND OUR CHILDREN.

BECAUSE IF WE'RE SAYING THAT THIS IS RIGHT IN ANY WAY, THEN WE AS A SOCIETY HAVE LOST OUR WAY.

THANK YOU. [APPLAUSE] LINDA NEWLAND, FOLLOWED BY PETER MUNDO.

LINDA NEWLAND.

NEW LAND.

NEW LAND.

NEW LAND.

PLEASE SAY MY NAME CORRECTLY.

I APOLOGIZE. MS. NEWLAND.

THANK YOU. MY DECEASED HUSBAND WOULD APPRECIATE IT.

OK INNOCENCE, WHAT IS INNOCENCE.

LACK OF GUILT.

LACK OF EXPERIENCE.

IN AN ARTICLE BY LISA AND [INAUDIBLE].

DATED JULY 18, 2013.

SHE TALKS ABOUT A RECENT INTERNATIONAL SURVEY THAT SAYS CHILDREN LOSE THEIR INNOCENCE AT AGE 12.

THAT'S JUST ABOUT NINE YEARS AGO.

HAS IT GONE DOWN LOWER? WORDS ONCE SEEN OR HEARD CAN'T BE TAKEN BACK.

INDECENT PICTURES ONCE SEEN CAN'T BE REMOVED FROM THE MIND UNLESS YOU GET ALZHEIMER'S LATER.

AS YOU CAN SEE, I'M A SENIOR.

I DID NOT KNOW THESE INDECENT BOOKS WERE IN DALLAS SCHOOL LIBRARIES UNTIL THIS YEAR.

IT'S ABSOLUTELY ABSURD.

MOST PARENTS WORK.

MOST PARENTS DO NOT HAVE EXTRA TIME TO CHECK OUT WHAT BOOKS AND INDECENT BOOKS MIGHT BE IN THE DALLAS SCHOOL LIBRARIES. THESE BOOKS WITH INDECENT PICTURES AND DESCRIPTION OF SEXUAL ACTS SHOULD NOT BE IN ANY SCHOOL LIBRARY.

HOW IN THE WORLD DID THEY GET THERE? DID YOU KNOW THE LEGAL AGE OF CONSENT IN TEXAS IS 17.

THE LEGAL AGE TO VOTE IS 18.

THE LEGAL AGE OF ALCOHOL IS 21.

DID YOU KNOW THERE'S A CITIZEN'S GUIDE TO THE US FEDERAL LAW OF OBSCENERY.

AND DID YOU KNOW THAT NUMBER 1470 TRANSFER OF OBSCENE MATERIALS TO MINORS.

HOW ABOUT THAT? DID YOU KNOW THAT? [APPLAUSE] YOU GOT SPOOKED.

OK. LET CHILDREN STAY INNOCENT AS LONG AS THEY CAN.

DON'T PUSH THEM TO WORLDLY THINGS TOO SOON.

IT'S A SHAME THAT Y'ALL HAVE THOSE BOOKS IN YOUR LIBRARIES.

GET THEM OUT.

THANK YOU, MISS NOLAN. [APPLAUSE] YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED.

PETER MUNDO, FOLLOWED BY MICHAEL GONZALEZ.

[03:15:01]

PETER MUNDO.

OH, MY BACK IS GIVING ME A LITTLE TROUBLE.

MY NAME IS PETER MONDO.

I TAUGHT AT IN DISD FOR TEN YEARS AT VILLAGE FAIR.

FIRST OFF, TO THE YOUNG TEACHERS.

A LOT OF TIMES YOU MAKE THE LEAST AND YOU GET THE ROUGHEST ASSIGNMENTS.

SO I FEEL BAD FOR YOU.

I WISH YOU WELL. I'M HERE ON THE SAME TOPIC AS THE OTHERS IN THIS AREA.

I THINK WHAT WE'RE REALLY ASKING FOR IS IF YOU COULD GET UP, GET A COUPLE OF LIBRARIANS TO REVIEW THE BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY AND TO GET ANYONE, ANY OF THE BOOKS WITH OBVIOUS INAPPROPRIATE MATERIAL OUT OF THERE.

[APPLAUSE] I DON'T KNOW.

I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH THAT'S ASKING.

I DON'T KNOW HOW BIG A JOB OF IT IS.

BUT IF WE COULD GET JUST SOMEBODY IN THERE AND ALSO IF WE COULD FIND OUT WHAT THE PROCESS IS TO GET A BOOK INTO THE LIBRARY, HOW DID THESE BOOKS GET IN THERE TO BEGIN WITH? I DON'T KNOW.

I'M NOT SURE IF I'M ASKING FOR A LOT OR A LITTLE, BUT THAT'S THAT THAT SEEMS LIKE IT COULD SOLVE THE PROBLEM.

NOW, MY EXCERPT IS ON ON ANAL SEX, AND I'M GOING TO SPARE YOU IT.

I MEAN, EVERYBODY'S HEARD ENOUGH.

BUT MAKE MY TAKE MY WORD FOR IT.

IT'S A TRIP TO DISNEYLAND, ACCORDING TO THIS GUY.

IT'S A WONDERFUL THING.

AND IT ISN'T, YOU KNOW, ANAL SEX.

YOU ARE GOING TO YOU CAN TEAR THE RECTUM AND END UP NEEDING SURGERY.

YOU CAN YOU'RE GOING TO INJECT YOUR VIRUSES AND AND BACTERIA INTO THE COLON.

AND THE COLON IS DESIGNED TO ABSORB LIQUID OUT OF OUT OF THE MATERIAL COMING DOWN THE THE INTESTINE.

SO YOU SO MY UNDERSTANDING PEOPLE WHO ARE PARTICIPATING IN ANAL SEX A LOT END UP ON ANTIBIOTICS ALL THE TIME JUST TO KEEP THE INFECTIONS AT BAY. SO I DON'T HAVE TOO MUCH MORE TO SAY OTHER THAN KIDS ARE REALLY THEIR LIFE EXPERIENCE CAN BE INCREDIBLY SMALL AND THE THINGS THEY DON'T KNOW ARE AMAZING.

SO WE NEED TO KEEP THESE BOOKS OUT OF THEM, OUT OF THERE WE DON'T WANT ANY OF THEM EXPLORING, EXPERIMENTING WITH THIS STUFF JUST BECAUSE THIS BOOK SAID IT WAS SUCH A FINE THING.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

[APPLAUSE] MICHAEL GONZALEZ, FOLLOWED BY DANIEL RODRIGUEZ.

MICHAEL GONZALEZ.

NOT PRESENT DANIEL RODRIGUEZ, FOLLOWED BY MIKE HOOK.

HELLO MY NAME IS DANIEL RODRIGUEZ.

YOU KNOW, I TRIED TO SHOW THE LADY THAT WAS WALKING OUT MY DISD ADDRESS AND SHOW HER, MY WHAT I PAY IN TAXES BECAUSE I PAY LIKE 25 GRAND IN TAXES.

BUT, YOU KNOW, SHE DIDN'T WANT TO LOOK AT IT.

THE LADY THAT WAS ATTACKING EVERYBODY EARLIER, I DON'T UNDERSTAND WHY SHE DID THAT, BECAUSE HERE'S THE DEAL.

WE'RE HERE FOR THE TEACHERS AS WELL.

WE BELIEVE THEY SHOULD GET PAID MORE.

[APPLAUSE] BUT WHAT WE'RE NOT FOR IS PEOPLE PUSHING THEIR OWN AGENDA.

AND YOU HAVE TO LEARN TO LEAVE THAT OUT OF THE CLASSROOM BECAUSE WE'RE IN TROUBLE HERE, GUYS.

AMERICA IS IN A LOT OF TROUBLE.

WE NEED COMMON SENSE BACK AND WE NEED COURAGE.

LIKE LAUREN DAVIS, KIND OF COURAGE.

WE NEED COURAGE FOR YOU GUYS THAT REALLY STAND UP AND RECOGNIZE OUR PROBLEM IS STARTING WITH LITTLE JOHNNY'S.

THEY'RE GOING TO CLASSROOMS RIGHT NOW AND THEY'RE ABLE TO DISRESPECT THE TEACHERS, NOT RESPECT AUTHORITY.

THERE'S NO ACCOUNTABILITY.

WHAT DO YOU THINK IS GOING TO HAPPEN WHEN LITTLE JOHNNY GROWS UP? HE'S GOING TO GO INTO SCHOOL, START SHOOTING PEOPLE, HE'S GOING TO START STABBING PEOPLE.

IT'S GOING TO GO TO PRISON.

HE'S NOT GOING TO GET A JOB.

GUYS, THIS IS BIGGER THAN COMING OVER HERE AND JUST, YOU KNOW, FIGHTING WITH EACH OTHER OR DEBATING THINGS THAT AREN'T RELATIVE.

RELATIVE. WE NEED TO REALLY YOU GUYS NEED TO UNDERSTAND, TOO, IS I COME FROM A BACKGROUND.

MY MOM WAS THIRD GRADE EDUCATED, MY STEPDAD SIXTH GRADE.

MY MOM WAS RAPED.

THAT'S HOW I WAS BORN.

MY BROTHER WAS GAY.

SADLY, HE DIED FROM COMPLICATIONS OF AIDS.

I LOVED MY BROTHER.

WE TOOK HIM. WE ACCEPTED HIS LIFESTYLE.

DIDN'T MATTER. MY SISTER TODAY IS GAY.

SHE SWITCHED TEAMS AFTER BEING MARRIED FOR 20 YEARS.

TWO NEPHEWS ARE GAY.

I HAVE NO PROBLEMS WITH SEXUALITY.

NO ONE HERE DOES.

I THINK EVERY FAMILY ACROSS AMERICA HAS A RELATIVE THAT IS GAY.

THAT'S NOT AN ISSUE.

BUT WE'RE SPENDING A LOT OF TIME FIGHTING ABOUT THOSE ISSUES BECAUSE THAT CREATES DIVISION.

THAT'S WHAT OUR COUNTRY WANTS.

IT'S WHAT OUR LEADERSHIP WANTS.

THEY WANT DIVISION.

REPUBLICANS, DEMOCRATS, WHATEVER YOU ARE, IT DOESN'T MATTER.

[03:20:02]

WE'VE GOT TO QUIT FIGHTING.

THE BATTLE IS AGAINST THE KINGS AND THE QUEENS IN WASHINGTON.

AND THE KINGS AND QUEENS THAT ARE, YOU KNOW, MAKING DECISIONS FOR OUR CHILDREN.

NOW, I'M BROWN, PRIVILEGED.

MY KIDS GOT TO GO TO PRIVATE SCHOOL.

AND THE REASON THEY DID, BECAUSE I WENT TO A SCHOOL WHERE TEACHERS WOULD WHISPER IN MY EARS BECAUSE I HAD LEARNING DIFFERENCES.

BACK IN MY DAYS, YOU ENDED UP IN THE PRINCIPAL'S OFFICE.

I GOT SPANKED AT SCHOOL.

AND GUESS WHAT HAPPENED WHEN I GOT HOME? GOT SPANKED AGAIN? BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHAT? BACK THEN, THEY THOUGHT I WAS A TROUBLEMAKER.

BUT LUCKILY, YOU KNOW, I DID PRETTY WELL BECAUSE MY GRANDDAD EMBEDDED IN ME.

IT DOESN'T MATTER WHAT YOU DO, MIJO.

JUST BE REALLY GOOD AT IT AND WORK HARD.

THAT'S WHAT I DID.

NOW, GUYS, PLEASE.

WE'VE GOT TO WORK AS PEOPLE TOGETHER TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET OUR RESPECT, ACCOUNTABILITY BACK IN OUR SCHOOLS THANK YOU VERY MUCH. MIKE HOOK, FOLLOWED BY TAMMY BROWN RODRIGUEZ.

ALL RIGHT. SO PARENTS AND TEACHERS.

THESE CATS UP HERE SAVE CAMILE WHITE.

THESE CATS RIGHT HERE.

WE HAVE TO GET RID OF THEIR MARXISM.

THE DISD HAS PROBLEM.

HAS A PROBLEM.

AMERICA HAS A PROBLEM WITH THIS MARXISM RIGHT HERE.

THE SOURCE OF ALL OF OUR PROBLEMS IS DISDS MARXIST AGENDA.

THAT'S NUMBER ONE THAT COVERS THE FOOD, THE SEX, ALL OF THE SHOOTINGS.

AND I WANT TO GIVE A SHOUT OUT TO THIS LADY RIGHT HERE.

THIS LADY RIGHT HERE NEEDS TO AMPLIFY HER MESSAGE.

THIS LADY RIGHT HERE HAS A GOLDEN MESSAGE.

SHE IS EXCELLENT.

SO HERE'S A LITTLE BIT OF SEWAGE FROM THE DISD.

IT COMES FROM JACK OF HEARTS, PARENTHESES, OTHER PARTS BY LC ROSEN.

AND NOW SINCE YOU'RE MADE, SINCE YOU'VE MADE IT THROUGH TALKING AND DIRECTIONS.

FINALLY, SOME BLOWJOB TIPS.

NUMBER ONE, USE YOUR LUNGS TO SUCK, NOT YOUR LIPS TO PULL.

YOU'RE NOT TRYING TO YANK THE DICK OFF WITH YOUR MOUTH.

YOU'RE TRYING TO MAKE MAKE IT FEEL GOOD.

NUMBER TWO, USE YOUR TONGUE LOTS OF DIFFERENT WAYS.

ASK HIM WHAT WORKS AS YOU'RE TRYING THEM.

NUMBER THREE, USE YOUR HANDS.

STROKE THE SHAFT IF IT'S TOO BIG TO SWALLOW OR GRIP HIS BALLS OR TOUCH HIS TAINT OR FINGER HIS ASS.

DON'T FORGET [INAUDIBLE].

GET SOME MATURITY TAMMY BROWN RODRIGUEZ, FOLLOWED BY JANICE MARIANI.

SO IT'S ME AGAIN AND YOU AND I HAVE BEEN TOGETHER NOW FOR ABOUT NINE MONTHS, AND I CONTINUE TO IMPLORE YOU TO STEP UP AND BE GREAT. I GAVE YOU THE LIST OF THE 850 BOOKS.

YOU DID NOTHING.

I THEN REMINDED YOU ABOUT THE LAW OF THE OF THE PORNOGRAPHY AND MAKING SURE THAT YOU WERE AWARE THAT YOU WERE CULPABLE IN THE DISTRIBUTION OF PORNOGRAPHY? NOTHING. THE TEA FINALLY STEPPED IN AND SAID, YOU ARE THE ONES NOW THAT CAN ADOPT A POLICY WHERE YOU ARE LEGALLY RESPONSIBLE TO MAKE THESE DECISIONS.

AND WE'VE HEARD NOTHING.

NOW, A LOT OF PEOPLE IN THE AUDIENCE TONIGHT WERE LAUGHING WHEN WE WERE TALKING OVER THESE BOOKS AND THEY WERE SAYING, THE WOMAN BEHIND ME WAS SAYING, WELL, I WAS TOLD THEY

[03:25:08]

WEREN'T IN THE LIBRARY.

YOU CAN GO TO DISD ORG AND YOU CAN LOOK THAT CURRENTLY THE BOOK THAT HAD BEEN READ ABOUT JACK OF HEARTS IS IN THE LIBRARY IN OUR MIDDLE SCHOOLS.

RIGHT. THERE ARE COPIES OF THERE ARE SIX COPIES AVAILABLE OR IF YOU LIKE, GO AHEAD AND LOOK UP THE OTHER ONE THAT'S CALLED KISS 8 THAT THE REVEREND READ, THAT PEOPLE WERE LAUGHING ABOUT IT.

THAT'S IN OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

THERE ARE 18 COPIES CURRENTLY AVAILABLE IN OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.

THIS IS NOT A LAUGHING MATTER WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN, WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ONE IN FOUR WOMEN ARE SEXUALLY ASSAULTED.

I AM ONE OF THOSE WOMEN THAT WAS SEXUALLY ASSAULTED IN A TIME WHERE THIS INFORMATION WAS NOT IN THE LIBRARY.

AND NOW YOU'RE PLACATING.

NONE OF YOU HAVE DONE ANYTHING.

NONE OF YOU HAVE RESPONDED TO THE EMAILS, THE PHONE CALLS, YOU'VE BEEN HANDED MATERIALS, YOU'VE DONE NOTHING.

SO I HOPE THAT THE NEW BOARD MEMBER THAT HAS JOINED THIS TEAM HAS THE COURAGE TO STAND UP AND ACTUALLY MOBILIZE AND DO SOMETHING.

BECAUSE WHAT ELSE IS IT GOING TO TAKE, 3 HOURS OF READING INAPPROPRIATE MATERIAL.

I SUPPORT SEX EDUCATION, AGE APPROPRIATE SEX EDUCATION.

AND I THINK IT'S CRITICAL THAT WE AS PARENTS HAVE CONTROL OVER THAT.

AND IF THIS IS IN OUR SCHOOLS, WHAT ARE YOU DOING? WHAT ARE YOU DOING? THIS IS YOUR ONE JOB IS OVERSIGHT.

YOUR ONE JOB.

YOU GIVE EACH OTHER ACCOLADES BECAUSE YOUR FOOTBALL TEAMS WIN.

YOU GIVE EACH OTHER AWARDS AND TALK ABOUT THE THE PRODUCTIVITY OF YOUR SCHOOLS WHEN YOU'RE FEEDING OUR KIDS MOLDY FOOD.

MOLDY FOOD.

WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THIS DISTRICT? THE MAJORITY OF THESE PEOPLE HERE ARE TAXPAYERS.

I'M A TAXPAYER.

YOU WORK FOR ME [APPLAUSE].

JANICE MARIANI, FOLLOWED BY PATRICIA RICHARDSON.

HI I'M JANET MARIANI.

GREAT SCHOOLS.

NO LIBRARIANS.

GREAT SCHOOLS.

READING LEVELS [INAUDIBLE] SUSPECT.

HMM. I'M SURE WE PARENTS HERE HAVE MORE IN COMMON THAN WE WOULD DO.

NOT NOBODY NOBODY HERE IS TALKING ABOUT NOT TEACHING HEALTHY SEXUAL EDUCATION.

WE ARE TALKING ABOUT PORNOGRAPHY AND INAPPROPRIATE SEX ED, JUST LIKE WE WANT REAL HISTORY TAUGHT.

WE CERTAINLY UNDERSTAND THE HORRORS OF SLAVERY.

REAL HISTORY, NOT WHITE PEOPLE ARE OPPRESSORS, AND BLACK AND BROWN CHILDREN ARE VICTIMS FOR LIFE, NOT CRT.

YOU ARE USEFUL IDIOTS GOING ALONG WITH THE MARXISTS IDEOLOGY.

FOLKS, WE LIVE IN A FALLEN WORLD.

MY PRAYER FOR YOU IS TO LOOK TO GOD AS OUR SAVIOR, NOT GOVERNMENT.

I AM A FEARLESS WARRIOR, AND I WILL SPEAK OUT AGAINST THE LEFT'S HYPOCRISY AND LET MY CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN KNOW.

I STOOD IN THE BREACH AND I STOOD UP FOR TRUTH.

GOD AND THIS GREAT COUNTRY.

I DO NOT COMPLY WITH THE LEFTIST MARXIST IDEAS.

MARK TWAIN SAID, GOOD FRIENDS, GOOD BOOKS.

AND THE SLEEP CONSCIENCE.

THIS IS THE IDEAL LIFE.

ANOTHER ONE. IF YOU TELL THE TRUTH, YOU DON'T HAVE TO REMEMBER ANYTHING BECAUSE THERE ARE ONLY TWO GENDERS, MALE AND FEMALE.

IN THE FIRST PLACE.

GOD CREATED IDIOTS.

THAT WAS FOR PRACTICE.

THEN HE CREATED SCHOOL BOARDS.

TEACHERS NEED TO TEACH THE KIDS AND SUGGEST GREAT BOOKS.

TEACH OUR CHILDREN TO THINK CRITICALLY AND BECOME WHO GOD MEANT THEM TO BE.

WE ALL HAVE OUR INTRINSIC, UNIQUE GIFTS AND TALENTS TO BE EXPLORED AND CULTIVATED.

ALSO, PLEASE HELP OUR YOUNG BOYS ESPECIALLY KNOW WHAT IT MEANS TO BE MALE.

AND THEY NEED HEALTHY, GOOD ROLE MALE ROLE MODELS, NOT JUST WOMEN IN THEIR LIVES.

LASTLY, I WANT TO READ SOME PASSAGES FROM LC ROSEN.

[03:30:01]

THIS BOOK IS FOUND IN OUR DALLAS SCHOOL LIBRARIES STOCK MAKING AVAILABLE MIND ROT TO OUR YOUNG CHILDREN.

LET'S CREATE A GREAT BOOK LIST ABOUT LIFE, OUR GREAT COUNTRY, AND HOW WE CAN MAKE IT EVEN BETTER.

AND IF INTERESTED, THE BIBLE.

NOT SURE HOW MUCH TIME I HAVE.

I SEE THE CLOCK.

BUT YOU ALL KNOW WHAT I'M GOING TO READ.

JUST SMUT, SMUT, SMUT.

IT'S NOT NECESSARY.

IT'S NOT EDUCATION.

PORNOGRAPHY. WHAT'S THE DEFINITION? WELL, YOU KNOW IT WHEN YOU SEE IT [APPLAUSE].

PATRICIA RICHARDSON FOLLOWED BY LAUREN [INAUDIBLE].

MY NAME IS PATRICIA RICHARDSON.

I AM A RESIDENT OF DALLAS COUNTY AND A TAXPAYER.

BRIEFLY, I'M GOING TO GO OVER A COUPLE OF PASSAGES IN THE INTEREST OF TIME.

SO SOME OF THESE PEOPLE CAN GET HOME AND GO TO BED BECAUSE THEY HAVE TO GET UP FOR WORK THE NEXT MORNING.

BUT I WILL READ A FEW BECAUSE THEY'RE VERY IMPORTANT.

LIKE I SAID, I'VE SLEPT WITH TWO GUYS WHO CALLED THEMSELVES STRAIGHT.

THE FIRST CAME OUT OF THE CLOSET THE MOMENT HE SAW MY DICK.

HE WENT TO TOWN ON ME. AND WHEN HE CAME UP FOR AIR, HE SAID LONG AS YOU FOLKS MAKE IT AVAILABLE TO THE CHILDREN, YOU ARE ENDORSING IT AND YOU THINK AND YOU CAN'T FIGURE OUT WHY YOU HAVE A PROBLEM WITH DISCIPLINE IN THE SCHOOLS [APPLAUSE]. THANK YOU.

LAUREN [INAUDIBLE] FOLLOWED BY ZACH [INAUDIBLE].

GREETINGS, PRESIDENT. GREETINGS, PRESIDENT.

HENRY [INAUDIBLE].

MY NAME IS LAUREN I'M A YOUTH ADVOCATE.

THANK YOU. FIRST, I WANT TO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THE HARD WORK THAT YOU, ALL OF YOU, ALL OF YOU HAVE PUT FORWARD ADOPTING AN EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY THAT SET DISDS EXPECTATIONS OF RACIAL EQUITY AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT ACROSS THE DISTRICT.

I'M SPEAKING TODAY TO SHOW SUPPORT FOR THE UPDATE OF THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE AND THE STRENGTH PROGRESS MEASURES.

RESEARCH SHOWS THAT [INAUDIBLE] AUTHENTIC AND WIDE REACHING STUDENT FEEDBACK PRACTICES TO INCREASE ENGAGEMENT AND DEEPER OWNERSHIP, AND FEWER INSTANCES OF CHRONIC ABSENTEEISM AND GRADE REPETITION.

THESE PRACTICES FOSTER ENVIRONMENTS WHERE OPEN DISCUSSION, CRITICAL THOUGHT AND DEEP RELATIONSHIPS ARE MORE LIKELY TO OCCUR FOR BOTH STUDENTS AND ADULTS.

ONE OF THE PRIMARY CHALLENGES REMAINS THE DISCREPANCY BETWEEN ADULTS BELIEFS ABOUT THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE AND THE REALITY OF THE STUDENTS WHO ARE ACTUALLY EXPERIENCING IT IN SCHOOL. IN ORDER TO FOSTER AN ENVIRONMENT THAT IS CONDUCIVE TO A POSITIVE STUDENT EXPERIENCE, ADULTS MUST LISTEN TO STUDENTS AND PARTNER WITH THEM ON DECISION MAKING AT ALL LEVELS. CURRENTLY, THE TOOL IN PLACE TO MEASURE STUDENT EXPERIENCE IS A SURVEY DESIGNED TO EVALUATE SOME EDUCATORS IN SEVERAL ASPECTS OF THE CAMPUS CULTURE.

WHILE THE DATA IS A DECENT PROXY, IT ISN'T AN ADEQUATE MEASURE OF STUDENTS EXPERIENCE ON THE WHOLE.

THE UPDATE OF THE STUDENT STUDENTS CONSTRAINTS CONSTRAINT PROGRESS MEASURES SUGGESTS A NEW SURVEY INSTRUMENT.

THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO COLLECT MORE DATA IN THE AREAS OF STUDENT AND THEIR EXPERIENCES WITH THEIR ENVIRONMENTS AND CERTAIN DISTRICT PROCESSES.

THIS AFOREMENTIONED DATA PROVIDES A DISTINCT OPPORTUNITY TO LEVERAGE STUDENT FEEDBACK IN PARTNERSHIP TO SUPPORT DISDS ONGOING RACIAL EQUITY INITIATIVES, BY DISAGGREGATING THE DATA BY RACE AND LANGUAGE TO CREATE TARGETED STRATEGIES AND ALLOCATE RESOURCES TO THE RESOURCES THAT NEED IT MOST.

ALIGN RESULTS OF THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE SURVEY WITH THEIR TEACHER PRINCIPAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OR CAMPUS SUPPORT AND COACHING.

ALIGN THE RESULTS OF THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE SURVEY WITH THE ADOPTION OF THE DEPARTMENT [INAUDIBLE] SCHOOLS THE CENTRAL ADMINISTRATION LEVEL.

PROVIDE CONSISTENT OPPORTUNITIES FOR A DIVERSE SET OF STUDENTS TO PROVIDE HONEST FEEDBACK ON THEIR EXPERIENCE TO PRINCIPALS, DEPARTMENT HEADS AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS.

UTILIZE PARTNERSHIP WITH STUDENTS TO EVALUATE PROPOSED AND EXISTING POLICIES, PRACTICES AND RESOURCE ALLOCATION, FOSTER AGENCY AND BUY IN FROM STUDENTS FROM BUILDING CAMPUS CULTURE AND YOUTH ADULT PARTNERSHIP, PUBLICIZE AND COMMUNICATE [INAUDIBLE] BASED ON STUDENT FEEDBACK.

IN CONCLUSION MY ADVOCATING FOR THE UPDATE OF THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE CAN STRENGTHEN ADOPTION OF A MORE HOLISTIC SURVEY THAT CAPTURES STUDENTS MINDSET [INAUDIBLE] SCHOOL CULTURE AND EXPERIENCES WITH CERTAIN CRITICAL DISTRICT PROCESSES IT CREATES TREMENDOUS OPPORTUNITIES TO GET TIMELY FEEDBACK.

DISAGGREGATING THIS DATA BY RACE AND LANGUAGE WILL PROVIDE FURTHER INSIGHT AS TO WHERE ADDITIONAL SUPPORT INTERVENTIONS OR REDESIGNS ARE NEEDED.

[03:35:03]

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, ZACH [INAUDIBLE] FOLLOWED BY SABRINA NOLAN.

HELLO, BOARD MEMBERS.

I WANTED TO SPEAK TO YOU TODAY ABOUT HOW MENTAL HEALTH AND GIVEN THE CURRENT STATE OF AFFAIRS, I'M GOING TO ADD IN SOME GUN VIOLENCE IN THERE AS WELL.

I JUST WANTED TO POINT OUT THAT INEVITABLY WHEN YOU INTRODUCE CHILDREN TO SEXUAL ACTIVITY BEFORE THEY ARE READY, THIS WILL INEVITABLY CAUSE THEM TO BE TRAUMATIZED.

WHETHER IT IS DIRECT OR INDIRECT, THEY WILL SUFFER HARM.

THIS LEADS TO FURTHER INCREASED RATES OF DEPRESSION AS WELL AS SUICIDE.

SO AS YOU'VE HEARD IN THE VARYING BOOKS BEING READ, IN ALL THE VARYING PASSAGES, THIS IS BEING EXPOSED TO OUR CHILDREN.

PLEASE DO NOT DO THIS.

I REMEMBER WHAT HAPPENS TO THOSE KIDS.

IT'S NOT PRETTY.

NOW, AS FOR THE GUN VIOLENCE EPIDEMIC YOU SEEM TO BE WORRIED ABOUT.

HONESTLY, I THINK YOU HAVE THE SOLUTION IN THIS ROOM BECAUSE I COUNT SIX OFFICERS, ALL ARMED.

I WONDER HOW MANY ARE IN OUR SCHOOLS.

SO PLEASE DO NOT ALLOW OUR CHILDREN TO DIE.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU [APPLAUSE].

SARINA NOLAN, FOLLOWED BY EVELYN STRASSMAN.

YOU KIND OF HEARD TWO DIFFERENT SIDES.

IF ONE, WE'VE HAD ENOUGH OF YOU GET THE IDEA AND THEN, I DON'T KNOW, I SEE PEOPLE GIGGLING AND LAUGHING AND THEY DON'T REALLY REALIZE IT'S THERE.

AND I THINK YOU JUST HEARD HOW HARMFUL IT IS.

AND IT'S SO NOT ONLY INAPPROPRIATE, BUT IT IS ALSO AGAINST THE LAW.

AND WE WILL GET THIS ADDRESSED.

SO I'M GOING TO I'LL SPARE YOU A COUPLE, BUT I'LL STILL THROW A FEW MORE DOWN.

I DON'T KNOW IF WE DISCUSSED SEXTING.

LET'S SEE. HERE WE GO.

THIS IS A GREAT IDEA TO GIVE KIDS.

I HAVE A FEW TEXTS ON MY PHONE.

ONE FROM CHARLIE ASKING IF I'M FREE TONIGHT.

ONE FROM BRIAN ASKING IF I'M ANGRY AT HIM OR SOMETHING.

I IGNORE THE ONE FROM BRIAN AND TEXT CHARLIE BACK THAT I HAVE HOMEWORK.

CHARLIE TEXTS BACK.

I'VE GOT SOMETHING YOU CAN WORK ON.

IT'S GOT A LITTLE EMOJI OF A CUCUMBER.

CHARLIE, MY MOM'S HOME.

OH, SHIT. OH, WELL I DON'T KNOW THAT WE'VE DISCUSSED THE BOOKS WITH, YOU KNOW, THE KIND OF REALLY KIND OF GLORIFY SUICIDE, KIND OF MENTION IT, WHATEVER.

LET'S SEE WHAT WE GOT HERE.

AND THERE ARE THREE CHARACTERS IN THIS BOOKS, ALL GOOD FRIENDS.

THEY'VE GOT JENNA. SHE'S THE EDITOR OF THE SCHOOL ONLINE PAPER.

WE'VE GOT JACK, WHO'S THE SEX COLUMNIST.

WE GOT BEN, KIND OF THE THIRD WHEEL.

WE GOT PINKIE WHO IS STALKING JACK.

SO JACK SAYS, I JUST WANT IT TO STOP.

HELLO I'M EVELYN [INAUDIBLE].

I HAVE HEARD ENOUGH AND I THINK IT'S TIME FOR ALL OF YOU TO GET BUSY BECAUSE YOU HAVE DONE NOTHING.

AND TONIGHT ABOUT THE FOOD.

[03:40:02]

I WAS IN SHOCK.

AND IF YOU'VE KNOWN ABOUT THAT AND YOU'VE DONE NOTHING.

SHAME ON YOU.

THANK YOU [APPLAUSE]. LYNETTE FLORY, FOLLOWED BY MIKAELA GUNTHER.

I'M LYNETTE FLORY AND I'M A PRODUCT OF DISD.

AND MY STEPDAUGHTER GRADUATED FROM DISD ALSO.

AND I AM A TAXPAYER.

SO WHAT WE'VE BEEN LISTENING TO TONIGHT IS I DON'T THINK ANYONE CAN DISAGREE.

PORNOGRAPHY. WHAT IS IT DOING IN OUR SCHOOLS? IN OUR SCHOOL LIBRARY.

EXCUSE ME. IN OUR SCHOOL LIBRARIES.

I THINK OUR CHILDREN'S INNOCENCE IS UNDER ATTACK.

AND THE QUESTION IS WHY? WHEN THEIR INNOCENCE IS UNDER ATTACK.

OUR COUNTRY IS UNDER ATTACK.

THEY ARE OUR MOST PRECIOUS CARGO.

YOU KNOW THAT, THAT'S WHY Y'ALL ARE HERE.

WE SHOULD BE PROTECTING THEM.

THEY'RE GOING TO LEARN ABOUT THE BIRDS AND THE BEES SOON ENOUGH.

BUT THIS KIND OF EXPOSURE, YOU'RE DESENSITIZING AND THEREFORE GROOMING THESE KIDS.

WHY NOT RATHER SPEND YOUR ENERGY AND EFFORTS IN TEACHING OUR CHILDREN MORAL CHARACTER? HOW TO BE A BETTER PERSON.

WHAT'S WRONG AND WHAT'S RIGHT? ACADEMICS. MAYBE TEACH THEM THE FOUNDING PRINCIPLES OF OUR COUNTRY.

WE DEPEND ON YOU, OUR ELECTED LEADERS, TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN.

THAT'S WHY YOU'RE IN THE POSITION YOU ARE.

AND THANK YOU, NEW BOARD MEMBERS.

I HOPE Y'ALL ARE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR.

YOU HAVE MUCH AUTHORITY AND MUCH RESPONSIBILITY.

AND WE EXPECT YOU.

WE BEG YOU TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN FROM THIS DAMAGING MATERIAL.

I KNOW THERE'S A PROCESS TO IDENTIFY BAD BOOKS, NASTY BOOKS.

BUT THE ONUS IS ON THE PARENTS, THE COMMUNITY TO GO TO THE LIBRARY, THE SCHOOL LIBRARY, TO FIND OUT THESE BAD BOOKS AND THEN REPORT IT TO YOU ALL.

AND THEN YOU ALL HAVE A TEN DAY PERIOD TO, YOU KNOW, DO SOMETHING ABOUT WHY IS IT THE COMMUNITY'S RESPONSIBILITY? WHY AREN'T YOU ALL NIPPING THE PROBLEM IN THE BUD? AND WHAT IS YOUR YOU NEED TO REVIEW YOUR PROCESS ON HOW THESE BOOKS ARE CHOSEN.

YOU CAN'T JUST BE WILLY NILLY ANY MORE PEOPLE.

THIS IS BAD.

YOU'VE GOT TO FIGURE OUT WHAT'S WRONG AND FIX IT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH [APPLAUSE].

THANK YOU. MIKAELA GUNTHER, FOLLOWED BY [INAUDIBLE].

GOOD EVENING, PRESIDENT HENRY BOARD OF TRUSTEES AND DR.

HINOJOSA. MY NAME IS MIKAELA GUNTER AND I LIVE IN DISTRICT ONE.

I DON'T CURRENTLY HAVE ANY KIDS IN DISD, BUT I HOPE TO IN THE FUTURE.

AND I'M REALLY EXCITED, ESPECIALLY ABOUT ALL THE WONDERFUL IMPROVEMENTS AT WALNUT HILL, THOMAS JEFFERSON, AND OUR NEW CAREER TECHNOLOGY SCHOOL.

THAT'S IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

FIRST OF ALL, FOR THE HARD WORK THAT YOU'VE PUT FORTH IN ADOPTING POLICY AND EDUCATION PHILOSOPHY THAT SETS ARTISTS EXPECTATIONS FOR RACIAL EQUITY AND STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT ACROSS THE DISTRICT. I'M GOING TO ECHO A LOT OF WHAT LAUREN MENTIONED PREVIOUSLY.

I'M SPEAKING TODAY TO SHOW MY SUPPORT FOR THE UPDATE OF THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE CONTRACT AND GPMS. CURRENTLY, THE TOOL IN PLACE TO MEASURE STUDENT EXPERIENCE IS A SURVEY DESIGNED TO EVALUATE SOME TEACHERS AND SEVERAL ASPECTS OF CAMPUS CULTURE.

WHILE THAT DATA IS A DECENT PROXY, IT'S STILL INSUFFICIENT TO MEASURE STUDENT EXPERIENCE AS A WHOLE.

GATHERING STUDENT EXPERIENCE DATA CAN BE A POWERFUL TOOL IN UNDERSTANDING THE EFFICACY OF POLICIES, PRACTICES, RESOURCE ALLOCATION AND STAFFING.

AND ULTIMATELY I THINK IT CAN REALLY IMPROVE STUDENT OUTCOMES AND THEIR LONG TERM EQUITY IN OUR COMMUNITIES.

AS A MEMBER OF THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY IN DALLAS, I BELIEVE THAT THE LONG TERM IMPACT OF THIS TOOL WILL ALSO ALLOW OUR CITY TO CONTINUE TO BENEFIT FROM THE ENORMOUS ECONOMIC GROWTH WE'VE EXPERIENCED IN RECENT YEARS, AND ALSO MAKE SURE THAT MORE STUDENTS WHO GREW UP HERE IN OUR CITY BENEFIT FROM THAT AS ADULTS AS WELL.

IN CONCLUSION, I'M ADVOCATING FOR AN UPDATE OF THE STUDENT EXPERIENCE CONSTRAINT AND THE ADOPTION OF A MORE HOLISTIC SURVEY THAT CAPTURES STUDENTS MINDSETS, IMPRESSIONS OF SCHOOL CULTURE AND EXPERIENCE WITH DISTRICT PROCESSES.

DISAGGREGATING THIS DATA BY RACE AND LANGUAGE WILL ALSO PROVIDE FURTHER INSIGHT AS TO WHERE ADDITIONAL SUPPORT INTERVENTIONS AND REDESIGNS ARE NEEDED.

[03:45:02]

THANK YOU. THANK YOU [INAUDIBLE] FOLLOWED BY LAM DINH.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE. MY NAME IS [INAUDIBLE] I'M A PRODUCT OF DALLAS ISD, A TEACHER, A RESIDENT OF DISTRICT TWO AND AN ALLIANCE AFT TEAM MEMBER.

I'M HERE TODAY TO TALK ABOUT HOW PROBLEMATIC THE TEI EVALUATION SYSTEM IS.

LAST SUNDAY, WHILE VISITING MY PARENTS, I WAS EMBARRASSED TO SHARE WITH THEM HOW LOW MY TEI SUMMATIVE SCORES WERE.

AND THEY BEGAN ASKING QUESTIONS ABOUT THE ASSESSMENT TOOL.

I EXPLAINED THAT MY EVALUATOR HAD ONLY VISITED MY CLASSROOM A FEW SHORT MINUTES, HAD NEVER GIVEN ME FEEDBACK ABOUT MY INSTRUCTION, AND WROTE SUGGESTIONS ON MY OBSERVATIONS THAT WERE COMPLETELY IRRELEVANT TO MY GRADE LEVEL.

ON THE OTHER HAND, MY PRE-K INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIALIST WHO SPENT HOURS EACH WEEK COACHING ME IN MY CLASSROOM NEVER ONCE USED THE TEI TO INFORM MY INSTRUCTION, BUT INSTEAD USED THE CLASS SCORING SYSTEM.

THAT'S A SYSTEM THAT I'M VERY FAMILIAR WITH.

I SCORED HIGH ON THE CLASS AND THAT IS A TOOL THAT'S BEEN USED IN THE DISTRICT FOR THE PAST EIGHT YEARS TO MEASURE THE QUALITY OF EARLY CHILDHOOD CLASSROOM INTERACTIONS THROUGH THE LENS OF THE LEARNER.

SO I WALKED MY PARENTS THROUGH THE FOLLOWING COMPARISON TO DESCRIBE THE QUALITIES OF THE DISTINGUISHED PRE-K TEACHERS CLASSROOM IN MY SCHOOL VERSUS MY OWN CLASSROOM.

IN THE HIGHLY PAID DISTINGUISHED TEACHER'S CLASSROOM, STUDENTS ARE EXPECTED TO STAY QUIET MOST OF THE DAY.

THERE ARE MINIMAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR THEM TO PRACTICE LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS.

THE CLASSROOM IS TEACHER CENTERED.

TEACHERS STAY AT THEIR DESKS BEHIND A COMPUTER, AND MOST STUDENT WORK IS COMPLETED AT THEIR SEATS USING A TABLET FOR HOURS.

AND ALTHOUGH THE CURRICULUM STANDARDS REQUIRE THE FOLLOWING SUBJECTS, THESE STUDENTS DO NOT HAVE ART CLASS.

THEY DON'T HAVE MUSIC CLASS.

THEY DON'T GO TO THE LIBRARY.

AND DURING THEIR HOURS LONG REST TIME EACH AFTERNOON, THEIR DISTINGUISHED TEACHERS PLAY CHRISTIAN SERMONS THAT TEACH THEM ALL ABOUT JESUS.

INSTEAD OF USING RESTORATIVE PRACTICES AND POSITIVE DISCIPLINE, THE TEACHER USES SHAME, HUMILIATION, THREATS OF VIOLENCE TO MANAGE THE CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR.

CHILDREN RARELY HAVE OPPORTUNITIES TO SPEAK OR PLAY.

THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT IS PUNITIVE AND CARCERAL.

IN FACT, IT'S A TEXTBOOK PICTURE OF THE PRESCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE.

IN MY CLASS ON THE OTHER HAND, STUDENTS ARE GREETED WARMLY, MADE TO FEEL SAFE AND LOVED.

ALL STUDENT WORK IS HANDS ON.

LESSONS ARE PLAY BASED BECAUSE I KNOW THE DANGERS OF EXCESSIVE SCREEN TIME FOR YOUNG LEARNERS.

ONLY A FEW YEARS AGO, THE DISTRICT PAID THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS TO TRAIN ME IN BEST PRACTICES WHEN IT EMPLOYED ME AS AN EARLY CHILDHOOD SPECIALIST.

BUT NOW IT ESSENTIALLY PUNISHES ME FOR IMPLEMENTING THOSE PRACTICES IN MY CLASSROOM.

IN AUGUST, I RECOGNIZED IMMEDIATELY THAT THIS YEAR'S INCOMING PRE-K STUDENTS WERE MORE DEVELOPMENTALLY DELAYED THAN ANY YEAR BEFORE, AND I BECAME INTENTIONAL ABOUT CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THEM TO LEARN AND PRACTICE SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL LANGUAGE AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS.

ALSO, 6 OUT OF 18 OF THEM CAME TO ME WITH SEVERE SPEECH AND LANGUAGE DELAYS.

SO I SPENT MOST OF THE YEAR COLLABORATING WITH SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS TO WORK ON ORAL LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT.

I ALSO UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF TEACHING THE WHOLE CHILD AND ADVOCATED FOR STUDENTS TO HAVE ART, CLASS, MUSIC AND AT LEAST 30 MINUTES OF OUTDOOR PLAY.

AT MY SCHOOL, PRE-K IS EXCLUDED FROM THE LIBRARY ROTATION, SO I WROTE A GRANT THAT WAS USED TO CREATE AN EARLY CHILDHOOD LITERACY LIBRARY.

OH, DARN. OUR FINAL SPEAKER IS LAM DINH [APPLAUSE].

GOOD EVENING, SCHOOL BOARD.

MY NAME IS LAM DINH.

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE SO LATE.

I'M NOT GOING TO SHARE WITH YOU MY TITLES BECAUSE TRUTH IS TRUTH.

AND I HOPE TO GET YOU BACK TO BASICS SO THAT YOU CAN MAKE A BETTER DECISION FOR OUR CHILDREN.

SO THE HUMAN MIND, ONCE YOU'RE BORN, YOU HAVE ABOUT 200 TRILLION NEURONS.

AVERAGE GOING UP, YOU HAVE ABOUT 187 TRILLION NEURONS.

EACH NEURON, YOU HAVE 70,000 ROUTES.

EACH ROUTE CAN SAVE A WORD OR A PICTURE.

WHEN YOU BUILD A COMPUTER, IT'S FROM YOUR MIND.

SO THOSE WORDS AND PICTURES CAN NEVER BE UNDONE.

LET ME GIVE YOU AN ANALOGY.

IF YOU AND YOUR WIFE GOT A NEW IPHONE 13.

IT'S COMPLETELY BLANK BESIDES THE IOS.

A MONTH LATER, YOU SWITCH PHONES.

THAT PHONE TAKES ON THE CHARACTER OF YOUR SOULS BY WHAT APPS YOU PUT ON IT.

IT'S COMPLETELY DIFFERENT.

SO YOU'VE BEEN INDOCTRINATED FROM THE BEGINNING.

YOU YOURSELF.

AND YOU'RE DOING THE SAME TO YOUR CHILDREN BY PUTTING THESE PORNOGRAPHIC BOOKS IN THEIR SCHOOLS AND TEACHING THEM THE WRONG THINGS.

YOU'RE TAKING THEM AWAY FROM JESUS [APPLAUSE].

NOW LET ME QUOTE YOU FROM PSALMS 127.

[03:50:01]

THE CHILDREN ARE INHERITANCE OF THE LORD THROUGH THY WOMB IS HIS REWARD.

SO ARE THE CHILDREN OF THE YOUTH AS ARROWS IN THE HANDS OF A MIGHTY MAN.

BLESS THE MAN WITH A QUIVER FULL OF THOSE ARROWS.

THEY SHALL NOT BE AFRAID TO SPEAK TO THEM.

HE'S AT THE GATES. YOU ARE TO SHAPE YOUR CHILDREN TO FLY STRAIGHT AS ARROWS BECAUSE YOU'RE SHOOTING THEM INTO A WORLD OF DARKNESS.

THEY ARE TO BE LIGHT.

BUT IF YOU DON'T KNOW WHO YOU ARE.

IF YOU DON'T KNOW THAT YOUR SPIRIT, SOUL AND BODY AND YOU'RE ONLY ADDRESSING SPIRIT SOUL, WHICH IS MINDS AND EMOTIONS AND BODY, YOU'RE MISSING THE SPIRITUAL ASPECT OF IT.

YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN.

HERE'S THE PROOF. YOU NEVER TEACH YOUR CHILDREN A LIE, BUT THEY AUTOMATICALLY KNOW HOW TO LIE.

BECAUSE YOU'RE BORN WITH A SIN NATURE.

YOU NEED TO BE BORN AGAIN.

THE HIGHEST FORM OF EDUCATION IS IN A UNIVERSITY.

THE WORD UNIVERSE UNI ONE VERSE.

IN THE BEGINNING GOD CREATED THE HEAVENS AND THE EARTH, PERIOD.

YOU'VE TAKEN THAT OUT OF THE SCHOOL.

THAT'S WHY WE'RE LOST.

THAT'S WHY THIS WORLD IS LOST.

REPENT. BELIEVE IN JESUS.

AND YOU'LL BE SAVED [APPLAUSE]. THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. THIS CONCLUDES OUR SPEAKERS.

MR. PRESIDENT THIS CONCLUDES OUR SPEAKERS.

THANK YOU. TRUSTEES NOW MOVING ON, THE 7.1 CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION TO APPROVE THE MINUTES SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL TRUSTEES.

[7. APPROVAL OF MINUTES]

THE FOLLOWING MINUTES HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL.

THE BOARD MEETING ON APRIL 21ST, 2022, DO I HAVE A MOTION? MOVE TO APPROVE. SECOND, IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED THAT WE ADOPT THE MINUTES SUBMITTED FOR APPROVAL TRUSTEES ARE THERE ANY CORRECTIONS? IF NOT ANY CORRECTIONS PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTES.

JUSTIN PRESIDENT HENRY CAN YOU ANNOUNCE THE FIRST BY TRUSTEE FLORES SECOND BY TRUSTEE [INAUDIBLE].

THANK YOU. GOT TO GET BACK IN PRACTICE, MAN.

TRUSTEE MICCICHE WHAT'S YOUR VOTE? I'M SORRY. I LOST THE CONNECTION FOR A SECOND THERE.

TRUSTEE MICCICHE WE'RE VOTING ON THE MINUTES.

WHAT'S YOUR VOTE? YES. APPROVE.

I'M SORRY. YES.

THANK YOU. MOTION PASSES EIGHT VOTING YES AND ONE ABSTAINING.

THANK YOU TRUSTEES. YOU'VE JUST ADOPTED THE MOTION APPROVING THE MINUTES SUBMITTED.

MOVING ON AGENDA ITEM 8.1 CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION OR APPROVE A WAIVER TO ALLOW THE DALLAS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT TO HIRE AND EMPLOY TEACHERS ON THE ATTACHED LIST

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

WITHOUT A CERTIFICATION FOR THE 2022, 2023 AND 2023, 2024 SCHOOL YEAR DUE TO DISTRICT CRITICAL NEEDS.

THIS WAIVER EXCLUDES SPECIAL ED BILINGUAL ESL CERTIFICATIONS.

DO I HAVE A MOTION? MOVE TO APPROVE, SECOND.

MOTION MADE BY TRUSTEE FLORES SECOND BY TRUSTEE CARREÓN TRUSTEES IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? TRUSTEES PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTE.

TRUSTEE MICCICHE. WOULD YOU PLEASE ANNOUNCE YOUR VOTE? OH, YES. TRUSTEE WHITE.

MOTION PASSES NINE ZERO.

THANK YOU. TRUSTEES, YOU JUST ADOPTED ITEM 8.1.

MOVING ON TO THE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS, 9.01 THROUGH 9.55 AS AMENDED, THE FOLLOWING AGENDA ITEMS HAVE BEEN PULLED FOR A SEPARATE VOTE.

[9. CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS]

[03:55:04]

9.06, 9.13, 9.25, 9.40, 9.47, 9.54 AND 9.55.

AND CONSENT ITEM 9.51 HAS BEEN PULLED FROM THE AGENDA BEFORE WE CONTINUE TRUSTEES THAT PULL THESE AGENDA ITEMS, WOULD YOU LIKE TO PUT ANY OF THEM BACK ON THE [INAUDIBLE] NO.

HMM. DO I HAVE A MOTION ON THE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS AS AMENDED? MOVE TO APPROVE, SECOND.

MOTION BY TRUSTEE FLORES SECOND BY TRUSTEE MARSHALL, TRUSTEES WILL YOU PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTES? TRUSTEE MICCICHE.

I VOTE YES. THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE WHITE.

THANK YOU. MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUS.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEES. YOU JUST PASSED THE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS. NOW MOVING ON TO SECTION TEN ITEMS FOR A SEPARATE VOTE.

AS WE BEGIN DISCUSSION ON ITEMS FOR A SEPARATE VOTE, JUST A REMINDER.

PLEASE CONFIRM ANY REMARKS TO THE PENDING MOTION.

CONFORM AND PLEASE CONFORM ANY REMARKS TO THE PENDING MOTION ON THE FLOOR.

WE WILL BEGIN WITH ITEM 10.01.

10.01 IS CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION TO APPROVE AN AMENDMENT TO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA DARDEN SCHOOL FOUNDATION ADD SCHOOLS AND INCREASE FUNDING NOT

[10.01 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve an Amendment to an Agreement with the University of Virginia Darden School Foundation to Add Schools and Increase Funding (Not to Exceed $875,000 Through June 2023/General Operating/Special Revenue Funds) (Consent Item 9.06, Pulled by Trustees Joyce Foreman and Camile White)]

TO EXCEED $875,000 THROUGH JUNE 2023.

GENERAL OPERATING SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS CONTENT ITEM 9.06 PULLED BY TRUSTEE JOYCE FORMAN AND THE NEWLY SWORN IN TRUSTEE CAMILE WHITE, DO I HAVE A MOTION? MOVE TO APPROVE, SECOND.

IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECONDED TO APPROVE AN AMENDMENT TO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA DARDEN SCHOOL FOUNDATION ADD SCHOOLS AND INCREASE FUNDING.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? TRUSTEE FLORES MADE THE MOTION.

DID WE GET A SECOND? SECOND BY TRUSTEE MACKEY.

IS THERE DISCUSSION? NO.

OKAY. TRUSTEES, WILL YOU PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTES? TRUSTEE MICCICHE, I VOTE YES. THANK YOU.

SO YOU JUST ADOPTED ITEM 10.01 AND 10.02 CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION TRUSTEE MAXIE, MAXIE JOHNSON.

ONE SECOND THE VOTES ARE STILL COMING IN.

MOTION PASSES SIX VOTING YES AND THREE NOT PRESENT.

YOU HAVE JUST ADOPTED ITEM 10.01.

WE HAD 10.02 CONSIDER AND TAKE ACTION TO APPROVE THE DISTRICT TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTIONAL ALLOTMENT TEAM RECOMMENDATION FOR INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS IN THE AREAS OF K THROUGH K

[10.02 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve the District Technology Instructional Allotment Team Recommendations for Instructional Materials in the Areas of K-12 Health and Physical Education and the School Health Advisory Council Recommendations for K-12 Health and Physical Education Resources, Including Sexual Health Instructional Resources and Curriculum over the Prevention of Child Abuse, Family Violence, Dating Violence, and Sex Trafficking (No Financial Impact) (Consent Item 9.13, Pulled by Trustees Joyce Foreman and Camile White)]

THROUGH 12 HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND THE SEX HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION FOR K-12 HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION RESOURCES INCLUDING SEXUAL HEALTH, INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES AND CURRICULUM OVER THE PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE, FAMILY VIOLENCE, DATING, VIOLENCE, AND SEX TRAFFICKING.

NO FINANCIAL IMPACT CONSENT ITEM 9.13 PULLED BY TRUSTEE GEORGE FOREMAN AND CAMILE WHITE.

DO I HAVE A MOTION? MOVE TO APPROVE. SECOND, IT HAS BEEN MOVED AND SECOND, TO APPROVE THE DISTRICT TECHNOLOGY, INSTRUMENT INSTRUCTION OR ALLOTMENT TEAM RECOMMENDATION FOR INSTRUCTION MATERIALS IN THE AREAS OF K-12 HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION.

SCHOOL HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCIL RECOMMENDATION FOR K-12 HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION RESOURCES INCLUDING SEXUAL HEALTH INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCE AND CURRICULUM OVER THE PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE, FAMILY VIOLENCE, DATING, VIOLENCE, AND SEX TRAFFICKING.

NO FINANCIAL IMPACT. CONSENT ITEMS. 9.13. [INAUDIBLE].

ALL RIGHT. [INAUDIBLE] SO TRUSTEE JOHNSON, I'LL JUST GO AHEAD WITH THE DISCUSSION REALLY QUICKLY.

JUST A COUPLE OF THINGS.

THE FIRST ONE IS THIS TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTIONAL ALLOTMENT.

[04:00:06]

DOES IT MEET THE TEKS? I'M SORRY. DO YOU MIND CLARIFYING THE INSTRUCTIONAL ALLOTMENT TEAM EVALUATED CURRICULAR MATERIALS.

DOES THE CURRICULUM MATERIALS MEET THE TEKS.

YES, MA'AM. OKAY.

AND THE SECOND QUESTION IS, IS THIS AN AREA WHERE PARENTS OPT IN? FOR SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH.

YES [INAUDIBLE] ALSO COVERS PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND THE REGULAR HEALTH EDUCATION CURRICULUM, WHICH IS NOT OFTEN.

SO I GUESS THE CONCERN I HAVE IS THE OPT IN PORTION IS NOT SPELLED OUT AND NOT SEPARATE.

SO AS WE VOTE ON THIS, YOU'RE VOTING ON THE OPT IN ALONG WITH EVERYTHING ELSE.

OTHER MATERIALS.

WE'RE VOTING ON THE MATERIALS THAT WILL BE A PART OF THAT.

IS THAT CORRECT? BECAUSE I SEE HEADS SHAKING YES.

HEADS SHAKING, NO.

YES, MA'AM. THAT'S CORRECT.

OKAY. SO FOR ME, I'M GOING TO BE VOTING NO SIMPLY BECAUSE IT IS ALL COMBINED.

IF I HAD A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THE OPT IN FOR PARENTS WAS, I WOULD PROBABLY BE VOTING DIFFERENTLY.

BUT SINCE IT'S ALL COMBINED AND I THINK IN THE FUTURE THAT SHOULD BE BROKEN OUT SO THAT THERE'S A BETTER UNDERSTANDING AND MORE CLARITY AS TO WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE. THANK YOU.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION OF TRUSTEE FLORES? JUST GIVE ME A LIGHT. THIS.

I'M SORRY. WITH THIS BEING APPROVED, THE MCGRAW-HILL BOOK IS IN IS PART OF THIS PACKAGE.

IS THAT CORRECT? YES, MA'AM.

THAT'S CORRECT. UM, AND I HAVE.

I HAVE A QUESTION BECAUSE.

SOMEONE MENTIONED THAT AND THEY ALSO STATED THE STATUE.

LET ME SEE IF I STILL HAVE IT.

AS FAR AS I THINK IT WAS HOUSE BILL 1525 AS FAR AS THE OPT IN.

AND ALSO THERE WAS A MENTION OF ONE OF THE STATUTES AS FAR AS THE LAW CONCERNING THE THE TECHNICALITIES OF IF THIS WAS ON OR OFF ONE OF THE READINGS THAT I DIDN'T GET A LOT OF INFORMATION ON.

BUT CAN YOU ELABORATE ON THAT FOR ME? YES, MA'AM, I BELIEVE.

ARE YOU REFERRING TO THE FIVE POINTS? THE FIVE POINTS IN TEXAS EDUCATION CODE, 28.004.

I'M SORRY. [INAUDIBLE] YES, SIR.

I'M SORRY. YES, MA'AM.

SO THE FIVE POINTS OF ABSTINENCE WERE PROVIDED TO EVERY MEMBER FOR EVALUATION PURPOSES.

FROM TEXAS EDUCATION CODE, THEY STATE THAT IT MUST PRESENT ABSTINENCE FROM SEXUAL ACTIVITY AS THE PREFERRED CHOICE OF BEHAVIOR IN RELATIONSHIP TO ALL SEXUAL ACTIVITY OF A MARRIED PERSONS OF SCHOOL AGE DEVOTE MORE ATTENTION TO ABSTINENCE FROM SEXUAL ACTIVITY THAN ANY OTHER BEHAVIOR.

EMPHASIZED THAT ABSTINENCE FROM SEXUAL ACTIVITY IS USED CONSISTENTLY AND CORRECTLY IS THE ONLY METHOD THAT'S 100% EFFECTIVE.

IN PREVENTING PREGNANCY, SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES, INFECTION WITH HUMAN HIV OR ACQUIRED IMMUNE DEFICIENCY SYNDROME, AND THE EMOTIONAL TRAUMA ASSOCIATED WITH THE ADOLESCENT SEXUAL ACTIVITY DIRECT ADOLESCENTS TO A STANDARD OF BEHAVIOR IN WHICH ABSTINENCE IS THE SEXUAL ACTIVITY BEFORE MARRIAGE IS THE ONLY EFFECTIVE WAY TO PREVENT PREGNANCY, SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES AND INFECTION WITH HIV.

TEACH CONTRACEPTIVE AND CONDOM USE IN TERMS OF HUMAN USE REALITY RATES INSTEAD OF THEORETICAL LABORATORY RATES IF INSTRUCTION ON CONTRACEPTIVE AND CONDOMS IS INCLUDED IN CURRICULUM CONTENT. SO ESSENTIALLY IT'S IT'S PUTTING ABSTINENCE FIRST.

ABSTINENCE HAS TO BE THE PRIMARY METHOD.

AND ABSTINENCE IS MENTIONED MORE THAN ANY OTHER METHOD WITHIN THE MCGRAW-HILL CURRICULUM.

SO WE WENT IN THE WELLNESS TEAM WENT IN AND ACTUALLY SORTED THROUGH THE CURRICULUM AND COUNTED THE AMOUNT OF TIMES ABSTINENCE OR ABSTINENCE IS MENTIONED AS WELL AS OTHER CONTRACEPTIVE METHODS.

AND ABSTINENCE IS THE PRIMARY SOURCE.

AND I GUESS MY LAST QUESTION IS THE OTHER.

THEY'RE STATING THAT THERE'S ANOTHER BOOK THAT WAS DEFINITELY APPROVED BY TEA.

[04:05:02]

WHY WASN'T MCGRAW-HILL APPROVED? MCGRAW-HILL DID NOT SUBMIT THEIR MATERIALS TO TEA TO GO THROUGH THE RECOMMENDATION PROCESS.

TRUSTEE MACKEY. I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE IN THE SHAC TO THE ENTIRE SHAC TEAM.

I KNOW THIS IS A LOT OF TIME, EFFORT AND ENERGY IN AN OFTEN THANKLESS AND HIGHLY SCRUTINIZED WAY.

AND SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO THIS DISTRICT, TO THE COMMUNITY.

THANK YOU TO THE ENTIRE TEAM.

I'LL LOOK FORWARD TO SUPPORTING THIS.

THANK YOU. TRUSTEE FOREMAN YOUR LIGHTS ON.

[INAUDIBLE] SORRY.

OKAY, TRUSTEE MARSHALL.

I JUST WANT TO COSIGN ON THAT STATEMENT.

THANK YOU. OBVIOUSLY, PEOPLE HAVE PASSIONATE OPINIONS ABOUT THIS, NOT ALL OF WHICH ARE INFORMED BY EVIDENCE.

SO I APPRECIATE YOU VOLUNTEERING YOUR TIME AND ENERGY AND YOUR COLLEAGUES FOR THEIR TIME SPENT ON THIS IMPORTANT WORK.

SO THANK YOU. THANK YOU, TRUSTEE FLORES.

YEAH, I WANT TO I WANT TO ECHO THOSE SENTIMENTS.

I MEAN, WE ASKED GOOD FOLKS TO VOLUNTEER FOR A LOT OF COMMITTEES.

THIS IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE TOUGHEST COMMITTEES TO SERVE ON.

IT'S A LOT OF WORK.

IT'S A LOT OF MEETINGS.

WE'VE ASKED YOU TO LOOK AT A LOT OF THINGS.

AND I PERSONALLY JUST WANT TO THANK YOU AND APPRECIATE THE WORK OF ALL THE VOLUNTEERS, THE FOLKS THAT LEAD FROM THE DISTRICT SIDE ON THE SHAC.

I'VE GOTTEN ALL THE EMAILS, I'VE LOOKED AT ALL AT THE DIFFERENT THINGS THAT WENT ON OR DIDN'T GO ON OR WHATEVER I AM.

YOU KNOW, WHEN WE LOOKED AT THIS TRUSTEE MARSHALL LOOKED AT THIS A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO AND WE FOUND OUT THAT WE HAD HIGHER TEENAGE PREGNANCY RATES THAN SOME COUNTRIES IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA.

WE NEEDED TO DO SOMETHING AND WE NEEDED TO DO SOMETHING FAST.

AND AND JUST, YOU KNOW, THE STATUS QUO WAS SIMPLY NOT ACCEPTABLE.

AND, YOU KNOW, HERE I HAD TWO TEENAGE DAUGHTERS THAT WENT THROUGH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT AND ARE BOTH HEALTHY.

AND, YOU KNOW, THANK GOD.

BUT WE REALLY THANK YOU FOR THE HARD WORK.

I KNOW THAT A LOT OF EFFORT WENT INTO THIS AND INTO THE RECOMMENDATION AND I'LL BE SUPPORTING IT TOO THANK YOU.

TRUSTEE FLORES TRUSTEE JOHNSON FOLLOWED BY TRUSTEE FOREMAN.

YES. I ALSO WANT TO THANK YOU.

I KNOW THIS HAS BEEN A VERY DIFFICULT SUBJECT TO TALK ABOUT.

I WILL ADVISE.

I DON'T YOU KNOW, I'VE HEARD WE HAVE HEARD A LOT TONIGHT.

AND I DO BELIEVE THAT IF WE DON'T TEACH OUR KIDS AND EDUCATE OUR KIDS AS TO ONE OF THE SPEAKERS SAID THE STREETS WILL.

AND THAT'S A CONCERN FOR ME AND WE CAN DO IT RESPONSIBLY.

I DO BELIEVE THAT OUR TEACHERS ARE RESPONSIBLE.

I HAVE MY KIDS WENT TO DALLAS ISD, I'VE WORKED IN DALLAS ISD.

I'VE NEVER READ ANY BOOKS OF THE SORT.

BUT I DO BELIEVE THAT IF IT'S SOMETHING IN THERE LIKE THAT, THAT WE WILL BE RESPONSIBLE ENOUGH AND DO WHAT'S BEST FOR KIDS.

SO THANK YOU. AND I WILL BE SUPPORTING THIS AS WELL.

THANK YOU. TRUSTEE JOHNSON TRUSTEE FOREMAN.

I JUST WANT SOME CLARITY.

FIRST AND FOREMOST, I THINK WE HAVE LOTS OF COMMITTEES AND WE'RE THANKFUL FOR PEOPLE WHO DO VOLUNTEER FOR COMMITTEES.

SO I DON'T KNOW WHERE THAT ALL CAME FROM, BUT WHAT I WANT TO BE CLEAR ABOUT ON MY POSITION IS, IS THAT WE TOOK A ROAD THAT THE TEA HAS NOT APPROVED BY MCGRAW-HILL.

THAT'S FACTUAL.

THAT'S FACTUAL.

AND WE HAD ANOTHER OPTION TO DO THAT.

AND I MEAN, I JUST KIND OF DISINGENUOUS ABOUT IT.

IT'S NOT HASN'T BEEN STUDIED AND PEOPLE DON'T KNOW WHAT THEY'RE TALKING ABOUT.

THAT'S RIDICULOUS.

I THINK WE ALL HAVE HEARD EVERYTHING THAT WAS SAID AND WE'VE WAITED TO THE BEST OF OUR ABILITY.

MY POSITION STILL REMAINS THE SAME.

AND AGAIN, THANK YOU.

BUT WE DIFFER.

THANK YOU. I'LL BE BRIEF. I JUST WANT TO THANK THE COMMITTEE.

SIMILAR TO WHAT MY COLLEAGUE SAID ABOUT VOLUNTEERING YOUR TIME.

IT'S INCREDIBLY DIFFICULT TO SERVE ON ANY COMMITTEE, SO I JUST WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE YOUR SERVICE AND THANK YOU FOR THAT.

AND I SEE TRUSTEE MICCICHE HAS HIS HAND UP, SO YOU'LL HAVE THE FINAL WORD.

NO, THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT. I WANT TO COME BACK TO THE QUESTION OF OPTING INTO THIS CURRICULUM TO THE SEXUAL EDUCATION CURRICULUM.

IF MR. RUIZ COULD CLARIFY THIS, DO PARENTS HAVE TO OPT IN TO THIS THIS PROGRAM IN ORDER FOR THE KIDS TO RECEIVE THIS EDUCATION? YEAH, THANK YOU FOR THE QUESTION.

TRUSTEE MICCICHE AND I WANT TO START BY APOLOGIZING BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, I GOT AHEAD OF MYSELF WITH THE NERVES.

[04:10:05]

GINA FOXMAN IS HERE AND SHE IS ACTUALLY THE PARENT CO-CHAIR OF SHAC, AND SHE'S THE ONE THAT A LOT OF THE THANKS ARE GOING TO.

I ALSO WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO CONGRATULATE TRUSTEE WHITE.

THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE AND THANK YOU FOR SERVING.

YES. SO FOR OPT IN THE MCGRAW-HILL CURRICULUM THAT COVERS SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH.

PARENTS WHO OPT THEIR STUDENTS IN WOULD RECEIVE THAT INSTRUCTION.

OTHERWISE, STUDENTS WILL NOT BE SUBJECT TO THAT INSTRUCTION.

SO ANYTHING WITHIN THAT UNIT WITHIN SIX, EIGHTH OR HIGH SCHOOL CURRICULUM WOULD NOT BE COVERED TO STUDENTS WHO DO NOT HAVE AN AUTHORIZATION FROM THEIR PARENTS.

OKAY. SO ALL OF THE DISCUSSION THAT WE HEARD TONIGHT, ALL OF THE OBJECTIONS ABOUT THE CURRICULUM IS SUBJECT TO THE FACT THAT PARENTS WHO DON'T WANT THEIR KIDS TO HAVE THEIR CURRICULUM DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE THEIR KIDS TO HAVE THOSE CURRICULUM.

IS THAT CORRECT? THAT IS ACCURATE, SIR.

OKAY. THANK YOU. AND I WANT TO JOIN MY COLLEAGUES IN THANKING THE STAFF AND THE COMMITTEE SHAC COMMITTEE FOR THEIR HARD WORK ON THIS.

THANK YOU. I'LL BE SUPPORTING THIS.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE MICCICHE.

IF THERE'S NOT ANY MORE DISCUSSION TRUST TRUSTEES, WILL YOU PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTES.

TRUSTEE MICCICHE.

VOTE YES.

MOTION PASSES SEVEN VOTING YES TWO VOTING NO.

THANK YOU TRUSTEES. YOU JUST ADOPTED ITEM 10.02 AND ITEM 10.03.

CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION TO APPROVE THE BUDGET AMENDMENT FROM MAY 31ST 2022.

[10.03 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve the Budget Amendments for May 31, 2022 (Consent Item 9.25, Pulled by Trustees Joyce Foreman and Camile White)]

CONSENT ITEM 9.25 PULLED BY TRUSTEE FOREMAN AND TRUSTEE WHITE TRUSTEES DO HAVE A MOTION? MOVE TO APPROVE, MOTION BY TRUSTEE FLORES.

SECOND BY TRUSTEE JOHNSON.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? TRUSTEE FOREMAN YOUR MIC, PLEASE.

I DIDN'T WANT YOU TO HEAR ME OVER HERE MUMBLING UNDER MY BREATH.

I JUST NEED SOME QUICK CLARITY ON.

WE'VE HAD CONVERSATIONS ABOUT ESSER DOLLARS BEFORE.

AND THE RESPONSE THAT I GOT WAS, IS THAT THE ESSER ALLOCATIONS WILL FUND THE PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES LISTED OF THE PROPOSED BUDGET PRESENTATIONS THAT WERE SHARED AT THE BOARD WORKSHOP.

MY QUESTION BASICALLY WAS, IS DO WE HAVE ESSER FUNDS.

DO WE HAVE ALLOCATED BUDGET THAT ESSER FUNDS ARE TAKING THE PLACE OF AND THEN ESSER FUNDS THEN GO TO THE FUND BALANCE? I THINK IF I UNDERSTAND YOUR QUESTION CORRECTLY, WE HAVE REPURPOSED MONEY FROM THE GENERAL FUND INTO ESSER.

SO WE WERE ABLE TO WE WERE ABLE TO PUT MONEY INTO THE ASSIGNED FUND BALANCE FOR WHEN ESSER RUNS OUT AND THOSE ACTIVITIES COME BACK.

OKAY. THAT WAS THAT WAS MY QUESTION.

I THOUGHT I UNDERSTOOD IT CORRECTLY.

I WANTED TO MAKE SURE, BECAUSE WE ARE MOVING SOME FUNDS INTO THE FUND BALANCE THAT WERE ESSER FUNDS.

I JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE I WAS CORRECT.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, TRUSTEE FOREMAN.

I DON'T SEE. EXCUSE ME ANY OTHER COMMENTS.

TRUSTEES WILL YOU PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTE.

TRUSTEE MICCICHE.

VOTE YES. TRUSTEE MARSHALL.

OH, OKAY.

THANK YOU. MOTION PASSES.

UNANIMOUS. THANK YOU.

YOU JUST ADOPTED ITEM 10.03.

MOVING ON TO 10.04.

CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION.

AUTHORIZE, NEGOTIATE, ENTER INTO AGREEMENTS WITH RECOMMENDED POOL OF VENDORS FOR JOB ORDER, CONTRACT AND SERVICES FOR ATHLETICS AND RECREATIONAL EQUIPMENT IN CONJUNCTION WITH

[10.04 Consider and Take Possible Action to Authorize, Negotiate and Enter into Agreements with Recommended Pool of Vendors for Job Order Contracting Services for Athletics and Recreational Equipment in Conjunction with the Bond Program and Other Projects Managed by Construction Services and Maintenance and Facility Services (Not to Exceed $30,000,000 Over Five Years Including Renewal Options/General Operating/Special Revenue/Bond Funds) (Consent Item 9.40, Pulled by Trustees Joyce Foreman and Camile White)]

THE BOARD, THE BOND PROGRAM AND OTHER PROJECTS MADE BY CONSTRUCTION SERVICES AND MAINTENANCE AND FACILITY SERVICES NOT TO EXCEED $30 MILLION OVER FIVE YEARS, INCLUDING RENEWAL OPTIONS, GENERAL OPERATING, SPECIAL REVENUE AND BOND FUNDS.

CONSIDER ITEM [INAUDIBLE] MOTION BY TRUSTEE FLORES, SECONDED BY TRUSTEE JOHNSON, TRUSTEES IS THERE DISCUSSION?

[04:15:07]

TRUSTEE FOREMAN. YOU HAVE THE FLOOR.

THANK YOU. JUST A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS.

FIRST QUESTION IS, HAVE THESE FIELDS ALREADY BEEN IDENTIFIED? YES, MA'AM. WHERE WOULD I FIND THE LIST OF THEM? SO THERE IS A LIST OF THEM ATTACHED TO THE BOARD DOCUMENT.

I HAVE A COPY HERE.

I'LL HAND IT TO YOU.

AND THEN SECONDLY, HOW MUCH OF THIS IS ACTUAL BOND MONEY AND THEN HOW MUCH OF IT IS COMING OUT OF THE MAINTENANCE BUDGET? SO EVERYTHING THAT'S UNDER THE JOB ORDER CONTRACTS THAT WE'RE APPROVING TODAY IS COMING OUT OF THE BOND FUND.

SO WHY IS IT BEING MANAGED BY MAINTENANCE AND FACILITIES? WELL, SINCE SINCE WE HAVE BOTH PROJECT MANAGERS ON THE MAINTENANCE SIDE AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT FIRMS ON THE BOND SIDE, THE PROJECT MANAGERS ON THE MAINTENANCE SIDE HAVE A BETTER KNOWLEDGE OF THE GROUNDS AND ATHLETIC FIELDS FOR OUR CAMPUSES, AND THEY WORK WITH OUR ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT AND COACHES AND PRINCIPALS AT THE CAMPUSES.

THEY ALREADY HAVE THAT INSTITUTIONAL KNOWLEDGE, SO WE FELT THAT IT BEST TO HAVE THE PROJECT MANAGEMENT OF THAT COME FROM THE MAINTENANCE SIDE OF THE HOUSE. I HAVE SOME CONCERNS THAT BOND FUNDS SHOULD BE MANAGED BY BOND AND NOT BY MAINTENANCE BECAUSE YOU START GETTING THEM ALL MIXED UP.

I CAN'T KEEP UP. I'M OLD, SO I DO HAVE SOME CONCERNS ABOUT THAT.

IF YOU JUST SHARE THE LIST WITH ME, I'D APPRECIATE IT.

YES, MA'AM. DWAYNE I'M SPEAKING DIRECTLY TO YOU ABOUT THAT, I HAVE SOME CONCERNS.

THANKS.

DO YOU HAVE ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS TRUSTEE FOREMAN? YES. SORRY.

OKAY. THANK YOU. THANK YOU, TRUSTEE FOREMAN.

OH, TRUSTEE. CAN YOU.

CAN YOU TELL ME HOW MANY POOLS AND FIELDS ARE GOING TO BE SERVICED FROM THIS 30 MILLION? EVERY EVERY BASEBALL FIELD AND EVERY SOFTBALL FIELD AT OUR HIGH SCHOOLS OR IS WHERE WE'RE STARTING WITH.

ALSO WE'RE LOOKING AT SOME FACILITIES TO SOME OF OUR PROPERTIES TO PUT BASEBALL FIELDS ON.

SO FOR INSTANCE, IF I'M LANDLOCKED AT A SITE LIKE FOR INSTANCE, SUNSET WAS LANDLOCKED, SO WE WENT OVER TO EDISON AND WE BUILT A FIELD THERE.

SO, YOU KNOW, EVERY EVERY HIGH SCHOOL, BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL FIELD.

AND HOW MANY POOLS, SWIMMING POOLS.

WE ARE NOT USING 2020 BOND FUNDS FOR SWIMMING POOLS THAT PROPOSITION DID NOT PASS.

WE HAVE UPGRADED THE HEATING SYSTEM FOR EACH POOL THROUGH OTHER GENERAL OPERATING DOLLARS.

THOSE ARE THE ONLY RENOVATIONS THAT WE'VE DONE SO FAR.

SO SO THE POOLS WERE TAKEN OUT.

BUT YOU'RE DOING ALL OF THE THE BASEBALL FIELDS AND YOU'RE ADDING A BASEBALL FIELD.

BASEBALL FIELDS. SOFTBALL FIELDS.

WE'VE ALREADY DONE HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL FIELDS, AND I'VE ADDRESSED THE POOLS WITH GENERAL OPERATING DOLLARS.

THAT WAY THERE'S NO DOWN.

THE POOLS WON'T GO DOWN NEXT YEAR BECAUSE WE'VE UPGRADED THEIR HEATING SYSTEMS. OKAY. SO WAS THAT DONE OUT OF THIS POOL OF MONEY OR IS IT A SEPARATE FUND? THE SWIMMING POOLS WAS A SEPARATE POOL OF MONEY.

AND SO SINCE THE POOLS WERE SEPARATED FROM THIS, IS THAT THE AMOUNT THAT'S GOING TO BE NEEDED FOR I GUESS MY QUESTION IS, IF THE POOLS WERE TAKEN OUT AND IT'S FROM A SEPARATE FUND, WAS IT ALSO IN THIS ORIGINAL AMOUNT THAT WAS REQUESTED? AND IF IT WAS AN ORIGINAL AMOUNT, WHY DIDN'T GO DOWN? NO, IT WASN'T REQUESTED IN THIS THIS POOL OF VENDORS THAT WE HAVE ARE TO JUST BE ABLE TO ADDRESS OUR BASEBALL AND SOFTBALL FIELDS. THE PROPOSITION THAT WENT FORWARD TO THE TAXPAYERS AND THEY THEY VOTED ON THE $3.5 BILLION.

[04:20:06]

THEY DID NOT PASS THE PORTION OF IT WHERE WE CAN ADDRESS OUR NATATORIUM AND OUR CENTRAL ATHLETIC FIELDS.

SO WE HAVE TO, YOU KNOW, LIKE, FOR INSTANCE, WILMER NEEDS A NEW TURF FIELD.

IT'S OLD, SO WE'LL TAKE THAT OUT OF GENERAL OPERATING DOLLARS AND AND REPLACE THAT.

AND WE'LL DO THAT ANNUALLY THROUGH GENERAL OPERATING DOLLARS.

THE SAME WITH THE SWIMMING POOLS UNLESS WE GO BACK AND DO ANOTHER PROPOSITION BOND FOR ATHLETICS.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE.

THANK YOU. TRUSTEE WHITE. TRUSTEE JOHNSON.

YES. FIRST OF ALL, THANK YOU, [INAUDIBLE] FOR THE WORK THAT YOU'RE DOING.

IN ADDITION, I KNOW WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THE BASEBALL FIELDS.

WHAT WHAT ACTUALLY IS THE AMOUNT OF THE BASEBALL FIELD? THAT'S WHAT I WANTED TO GET TO.

SO SOME OF THEM ARE ARE DIFFERENT TO DEPENDING ON WHAT WE'VE WHAT UPGRADES WE'VE ALREADY MADE.

SO FOR INSTANCE, LIKE A BRAND NEW ONE FOR SOUTH OAK CLIFF, THAT ZOOM WALL, YOU KNOW, A BRICK BACKSTOP, 50 FOOT NETS, THAT COST IS ABOUT ROUGHLY AROUND $600,000.

THEN THERE ARE SOFTBALL BACKSTOPS THAT ARE ABOUT $99,000.

YOU'VE GOT BATTING CAGE NETS THAT ARE $7,000.

YOU'VE GOT LIGHTS AND ELECTRICAL FOR BATTING CAGES THAT ARE AROUND $10,000.

THE RAILS THAT GO IN THE BATTING CAGES $16.5.

SO SO YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO ITEMIZE IT BECAUSE WE CAN DO THAT OFF LINE.

JUST WHAT IS THE TOTAL OF EACH? PROBABLY JUST ONE FIELD.

WHAT'S THE TOTAL AMOUNT? I THINK I'M LOOKING AT THIS.

IT'S LIKE IT'S LIKE IN $380,000 SOUTH OAKLEY [INAUDIBLE].

IS THAT IS THAT WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT? EXCLUDES THIS $459,500? YES, THAT'S THE TOTAL THAT'S THE TOTAL AMOUNT THAT'S NEEDED FOR THAT SPECIFIC FIELD.

SO LIKE A YOU KNOW [INAUDIBLE].

RIGHT. SO THEY MAY NEED A LITTLE BIT LESS BECAUSE TWO YEARS AGO WE REDID THEIR SCOREBOARDS.

SO I WOULDN'T HAVE TO PAY FOR A NEW SCOREBOARD.

RIGHT. BUT A SCHOOL THAT DOESN'T HAVE ANYTHING AT ALL AND WE'RE STARTING FROM SCRATCH.

IT NEEDS A LITTLE BIT MORE.

SO EACH DOLLAR AMOUNT THAT YOU SEE THAT YOU'LL BE APPROVING TODAY IS THE DOLLAR AMOUNT WE'LL BE INVESTING IN THAT FIELD.

OKAY. I'LL TALK TO YOU OFFLINE, TOO.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. YES, SIR.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE JOHNSON. I DON'T SEE ANY OTHER QUESTIONS.

TRUSTEES, PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTE.

TRUSTEE MICCICHE.

I VOTE YES.

MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUS.

TRUSTEES THANK YOU, YOU THINK YOU JUST APPROVED ITEM 10.04.

MOVE ON TO 10.05 CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE AWARD AND ENTER TO AN AGREEMENT WITH RECOMMENDED VENDOR FOR CONSTRUCTION MANAGER AT RISK SERVICES FOR CF CARR

[10.05 Consider and Take Possible Action to Authorize, Award and Enter into an Agreement with Recommended Vendor for Construction Manager at Risk (CMAR) Services for C.F. Carr Elementary School Renovation Project in Conjunction with the Bond Program (Not to Exceed $12,000,000/Bond Funds) (Consent Item 9.47, Pulled by Trustees Joyce Foreman and Camile White)]

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL RENOVATION PROJECT AND IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE BOND PROGRAM NOT TO EXCEED $12 MILLION BOND FUNDS CONSIDER ITEM 9.47 PULLED BY TRUSTEE FOREMAN AND WHITE.

DO I HAVE A MOTION? MOVE TO APPROVE, SECOND.

MOTION BY TRUSTEE FLORES SECOND BY TRUSTEE WHITE.

TRUSTEES IS THERE DISCUSSION? TRUSTEE FOREMAN GO AHEAD. YES.

SO I ASKED THE QUESTION ABOUT THE CMAR CONTRACTS THAT WE HAVE, BUT I DIDN'T NOTICE THAT DOWNTOWN WAS NOT ON THE LIST.

DOWNTOWN IS A DESIGN BUILD CONTRACT.

IT'S A DESIGN BUILD.

DO WE HAVE ANY OTHER DESIGN BUILD CONTRACTS? NO, THAT'S THE ONLY ONE.

THAT WAS ABOUT $100 MILLION.

CORRECT. AND HAS THAT CONTRACT BEEN [INAUDIBLE]? NO, MA'AM. IS IT ON THE STREET? NO. WE'RE WRAPPING UP NEGOTIATIONS ON IT.

YOU'RE WORKING UP NEGOTIATIONS ON IT.

SO IS THAT WITH ONE OF THESE CONTRACTORS THAT WE HAVE ON HERE? NO. NO.

NONE OF THE CONTRACTS ON THERE.

AND I'LL GET WITH YOU GUYS BECAUSE I NOTICED WE'VE GOT ALL THESE CMAR PEOPLE BASICALLY WERE NOT DOING BUSINESS WITH THE DISTRICT UNTIL WE START DOING CMAR.

WONDER WHY. THANK YOU.

[04:25:01]

THANK YOU. TRUSTEE FOREMAN. TRUSTEE JOHNSON.

YES. [INAUDIBLE].

CORRECT. CORRECT.

SO I'M. THIS WILL SEE MY PROJECT EXPLAIN THE DESIGN BILL BECAUSE THAT THREW ME OFF.

DESIGN BUILD IS WHERE THE PRIME IS THE CONTRACTOR AND HE ALSO HIRES THE ARCHITECT.

SO DESIGN BUILD, THAT'S A DELIVERY METHOD, RIGHT? IT IS A DELIVERY. SO ARE WE DOING CMAR OR ARE WE DOING THE DESIGN BUILD? [INAUDIBLE]. CORRECT. OKAY.

I WAS JUST TRYING TO MAKE SURE I DIDN'T KNOW WHEN I HEARD DESIGN BUILD KIND OF THREW ME OFF.

I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS GOING ON. OKAY, THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. TRUSTEE JOHNSON DON'T SEE ANY OTHER LIGHTS ON.

PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTES. TRUSTEES.

TRUSTEE MICCICHE.

I VOTE YES.

MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUS.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEES YOU HAVE JUST ADOPTED ITEM 10.05.

MOVING ON TO ITEM 10.06 CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION TO AUTHORIZE AND NEGOTIATE ENTER INTO COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS WITH RECOMMENDED VENDORS FOR THE PURCHASE OF VEHICLES DISTRICT

[10.06 Consider and Take Possible Action to Authorize, Negotiate and Enter into Cooperative Agreements with Recommended Vendors for the Purchase of Vehicles Districtwide (Not to Exceed $15,600,000 Over Three Years/General Operating/Special Revenue/Bond Funds) (Consent Item 9.54, Pulled by Trustees Joyce Foreman and Camile White)]

WIDE NOT TO EXCEED $15.6 MILLION OVER THREE YEARS.

GENERAL OPERATING SPECIAL REVENUE BOND FUNDS, CONSENT ITEM 9.45 PULLED BY TRUSTEE FOREMAN AND WHITE.

MOVE FOR APPROVAL. SECOND, MOTION BY TRUSTEE FLORES SECOND, BY TRUSTEE JOHNSON.

TRUSTEE TRUSTEE FOREMAN THE OTHER FLOOR.

EXCUSE ME CAN I ASK THE QUESTION ABOUT THE CORPORATE AGREEMENTS.

AND HOW DO THEY BENEFIT THE DISTRICT? THE QUESTION WAS ASKED FOR ME TO HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF HOW THE DISTRICT VALUES CORPORATE AGREEMENTS AND HOW DO WE KNOW THEIR BEST VALUE.

BUT WHAT I GOT WAS A LIST OF PREPRINTED STUFF FROM DIFFERENT CO-OPS THAT WE SOME OF THESE I DON'T EVEN THINK WE BUY FROM.

SO I WAS TRYING TO ASCERTAIN HOW DO WE KNOW IT'S BEST VALUE AS A DISTRICT AND HOW DOES IT BENEFIT US, NOT SOME PREPRINTED MATERIAL.

SO WE DID PUT THIS ON THE STREET AS AN RFP FOR A BID.

AND, YOU KNOW, I WAS ASKING ABOUT CO-OPS IN GENERAL, AND I'M TRYING TO FIGURE OUT AND DWAYNE I THINK, YOU KNOW, WHERE I AM ON COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS AND I'M TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW DO WE KNOW IT'S BEST VALUE.

AND TO JUST GIVE ME SOMETHING THAT A CO-OP SAYS THAT ITS BEST VALUE DOESN'T FIT FOR WHAT GOES ON WITH THE DISTRICT.

SO IF YOU GUYS WOULD JUST GO BACK AND TRY TO TELL ME WHY, WHY USING CO-OPS IS BEST VALUE FOR THE DISTRICT AND HOW DO WE THINK YOU.

THEY WERE GETTING GOOD VALUE.

WOULD YOU LIKE THAT IN THE TRACKER? YES, THAT'D BE GREAT. YES, MA'AM, THAT WOULD BE GREAT, BECAUSE THIS DOESN'T WORK FOR ME.

BUT I THANK YOU. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU TRUSTEE FOREMAN TRUSTEE JOHNSON.

DO YOU HAVE OK TRUSTEES? PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTES.

TRUSTEE MICCICHE, I VOTE YES.

TRUSTEE WHITE.

MOTION PASSES EIGHT VOTING YES ONE ABSTAINING.

OKAY TRUSTEES YOU JUST ADOPTED ITEM 10.06.

MOVING ON TO 10.07 CONSIDER AND TAKE POSSIBLE ACTION [INAUDIBLE] TO ENTER INTO A INTERLOCAL AGREEMENT BETWEEN CITY OF DALLAS AND DISD OUTLINING MUTUAL AID AND

[10.07 Consider and Take Possible Action to Approve and Enter into an Interlocal Agreement Between City of Dallas and Dallas ISD Outlining Mutual Aid and Jurisdictional Parameters of Law Enforcement Services Affecting the District and the City of Dallas Over Five Years (No Financial Impact) (Consent Item 9.55, Pulled by Trustees Joyce Foreman and Camile White)]

JURISDICTIONAL PARAMETERS OF LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES AFFECTING THE DISTRICT IN THE CITY OF DALLAS OVER FIVE YEARS.

NO FINANCIAL IMPACT.

CONSENT ITEM 9.55 PULLED BY TRUSTEE FOREMAN AND WHITE.

MOVE TO APPROVE, SECOND.

MOTION BY TRUSTEE FLORES SECOND BY TRUSTEE WHITE TRUSTEES IS THERE ANY SECOND? IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? YES. TRUSTEE JOHNSON, FOLLOWED BY TRUSTEE FOREMAN.

[INAUDIBLE] THE TRAINING.

I'M SORRY, SIR. COULD YOU TELL ME ABOUT THE TRAINING?

[04:30:04]

THE TRAINING. I'M NOT SURE WHAT YOU'RE REFERRING TO.

SO WHAT? WHAT IS [INAUDIBLE] TELL ME ABOUT THE AGREEMENT.

WHAT ARE WE. OKAY, SO THE PURPOSE OF THE AGREEMENT IS JUST FOR US TO ESTABLISH THE ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES.

AND THIS JUST HELPS US IN THE AS FAR AS EFFICIENCY IS CONCERNED.

SO THERE ARE SERVICES, THE DALLAS POLICE DEPARTMENT JUST BASED ON THEIR SIZE AND HOW LONG THEY'VE BEEN IN EXISTENCE THAT THEY HAVE THAT WE DON'T HAVE AS A SMALLER AGENCY. SO THIS IS BASICALLY A COLLABORATION WHERE THEY WILL ASSIST US WITH ADDITIONAL SERVICES THAT WE OTHERWISE WOULDN'T HAVE OURSELVES.

RIGHT. CAN YOU GIVE ME AN EXAMPLE OF SOME OF THE SERVICES THEY WILL BE PARTNERING WITH US WITH? OH, YEAH. SO, FOR EXAMPLE, FOR THE DALLAS POLICE DEPARTMENT, THIS WOULD ESTABLISH LIKE IF WE GET 911 CALLS AND THEY COME THROUGH THE DALLAS POLICE DEPARTMENT, THEY AUTOMATICALLY KNOW THEY NEED TO AFFORD THEM TO US AND VICE VERSA.

BUT ALSO FOR EXAMPLES OF LIKE SEXUAL ASSAULT, HOMICIDE, KIDNAPING, IF THEY HAVE ANY, BECAUSE THEY HAVE MORE RESOURCES THAN WE HAVE, WE WOULD BE ABLE TO GO TO THEM AND THEY WOULD HANDLE THOSE CASES AND INVESTIGATE THOSE.

THANK YOU. YES, SIR.

THANK YOU. TRUSTEE JOHNSON.

TRUSTEE FOREMAN. DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ON THIS ITEM SOMEBODY'S FALLING ASLEEP.

I HAVE 8 MINUTES, SO I GOT TO TALK FAST.

CHIEF I GUESS THE THING THAT THAT I'M CONCERNED ABOUT THE MOST IS THE INTERACTION ON OUR CAMPUSES AND WHEN SOMETHING HAPPENS.

YES, MA'AM. HOW DOES THIS AGREEMENT HELP? BECAUSE A LOT OF TIMES I HEAR IT'S NOT OUR JURISDICTION.

WE DON'T DO THIS.

WE DON'T DO THAT.

AND AS YOU KNOW, WE'RE STRUGGLING A LOT ON THE CAMPUSES.

SO HOW DOES THIS AGREEMENT HELP NOT ONLY ME UNDERSTAND IT, BUT OUR STAFF ON THE CAMPUSES? HOW DOES IT HELP THEM UNDERSTAND WHO'S DOING WHAT AND WHAT'S THE JURISDICTION? SO FOR MOST, FOR MOST SITUATIONS, DALLAS ISD POLICE DEPARTMENT WILL DEAL WITH THE ISSUES ON CAMPUS.

I CAN'T REALLY JUST SAY OR OUTLINE IN SPECIFIC CASES THAT THEY WILL ONLY COME ON FOR CERTAIN ISSUES.

BUT THE THING IS, IS WITH WITH THE DALLAS POLICE DEPARTMENT, IF THEY HAD AN EMERGENCY OR, LET'S SAY, FOR EXAMPLE, WE HAD A CRITICAL INCIDENT LIKE WHAT JUST HAPPENED WITH THE SCHOOL SHOOTING, WITH THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, THEY WOULD RESPOND AND COVER US.

SO THERE'S JUST A THIS IS JUST AN OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO COLLABORATE AND WORK TOGETHER AND KIND OF SPELL OUT SOME OF THOSE THINGS.

SO, CHIEF, I LOVE THAT OPPORTUNITY TO COLLABORATE.

YES, MA'AM. BUT WE NEED MORE DETAIL ON THE CAMPUSES, DR.

HINOJOSA I KNOW YOU'RE NOT GOING TO BE HERE LONG, BUT WE KNOW WE NEED MORE DETAILS BECAUSE A LOT OF TIMES CAMPUSES.

HEAR ME, DR. LEAR.

THAT'S WHY THAT'S WHY I STOPPED TALKING TO YOU AND STARTED TALKING TO HER.

IT'S REALLY WE NEED MORE DETAIL ON HOW IT WORKS ON THE CAMPUSES BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, WE HAVE FIGHTING ON THE CAMPUSES. WE HAVE PARENTS COMING ON THE CAMPUSES.

WE DON'T WE DON'T DO TRESPASSING TICKETS.

WE DON'T DO WE DON'T TAKE THEM TO JAIL.

WE DON'T DO ANYTHING.

AND SO IT NEEDS TO BE CLARITY FOR THE PRINCIPALS, EVEN IF THE PRINCIPAL IS NOT THERE, THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL KNOWS WHAT'S GOING ON, WHAT'S GOING ON.

SO I'D LIKE TO SEE SOME CLARITY, AND I AM GLAD YOU DID GET ONE TO START WITH, BUT I THINK IT NEEDS TO BE A LITTLE BIT MORE DETAILED.

YES, MA'AM. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, TRUSTEE FOREMAN.

AND THANK YOU TO TONY JOHNSON AND [INAUDIBLE] AND GEORGE AND FOLKS THAT HUNG AROUND TO THE BITTER END.

BUT IT IS NOW 11:55.

I'M SORRY. THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE FOR SO LONG.

OKAY. I JUST.

I DO HAVE A QUESTION.

HOW MUCH IS THIS SERVICE GOING TO COST US? OR IS THIS JUST SOMETHING THAT THEY'RE COLLABORATING WITH US ON FOR FREE? NO COST, MA'AM. OKAY, THAT'S GOOD.

IT'S JUST A PARTNERSHIP.

I'M, YOU KNOW.

WELL, IT WASN'T THE FIRST TIME I MET YOU HAD ALREADY MET YOU, BUT WHEN I WHEN I SPOKE WITH YOU, I'M JUST CONCERNED.

I THINK THAT WE DEFINITELY NEED SOME MORE OFFICERS.

I DON'T KNOW. HOPEFULLY WE CAN GET SOME RESOURCES FROM SOMEWHERE, BUT I DON'T SEE.

[04:35:09]

AND WHEN I SAY NO MORE OFFERS, NOT ONLY DO WE NEED MORE OFFICERS WITHIN DISD, DPD NEEDS MORE OFFICERS AS WELL.

YES, MA'AM. THERE'S A LOT OF PLACES WITHIN THE CITY WHERE THEY DON'T HAVE THE RESOURCES TO RESPOND TO EMERGENCIES AND THEY DON'T.

IT'S JUST NOT THERE.

SO BUT SINCE THIS IS NOT COSTING US ANY MONEY AND THEY'RE VOLUNTEERING TO DO IT, HOPEFULLY WE WILL GET SOME RELIEF.

I'M GOING TO BE SUPPORTING IT.

THANK YOU. PLEASE CAST YOUR VOTE.

TRUSTEE MICCICHE.

I'LL VOTE YES AGAIN.

THANK YOU AND GOOD NIGHT.

MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUS.

THANK YOU. TRUSTEES YOU JUST PASSED ITEM 10.07.

IT IS NOW 11:57, 11:58 P.M.

AND THIS MEETING IS ADJOURNED.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.