Closed captioning transcript for the Hillsborough County School Board Workshop from June 15, 2021 - 9:30 a.m.

>>Lynn Gray: GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE. THE WORKSHOP FOR JUNE 15 WILL  BE -- WILL BEGIN. TWO MAJOR SUBJECT AREAS WILL  INCLUDE THE LEGISLATION SESSION  REVIEW AND FOLLOWING THAT,  APPROXIMATELY 10:45, WE'LL HAVE  THE STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT. JUST FOR A LITTLE TEENY BIT OF  HOUSEKEEPING BECAUSE WE HAVE A  FULL SCHEDULE TODAY, GREAT  INFORMATION. THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION REVIEW  IS FOR 10:30 TO 10:40. WE'LL HAVE ONE ROUND OF  QUESTIONS. MS. KRISTIN DAVIS, THANK YOU,  WILL BE LEADING THAT. THEN FOLLOWING THAT, WE'LL HAVE  THE STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT LED  BY MS. BAYS. GOOD MORNING, MS. BAYS. AND SHE'LL COMMAND THE ATTENTION FROM 10:45 TO 11:45, PERHAPS  12:00, PERHAPS A LITTLE LATER. IF FOR SOME REASON WE GO OVER ON THE DISCIPLINE, I THINK BOTH  SUPERINTENDENT DAVIS AND I AGREE THAT PERHAPS WE CAN PUT SOME OF  IT IN THE SPECIAL SESSION ON  THURSDAY. WE MAY HAVE SOME TIME. SO LET ME GO AHEAD AND KEEP MY  MOUTH SHUT SO WE CAN GET  STARTED, AND I WANT TO SAY GOOD  MORNING, EVERYONE, AND THANK YOU FOR BEING HERE. MS. SNIVELY AND DR. HAHN ARE ON  THEIR WAY AND THEY'LL BE HERE  PERHAPS ANOTHER 10, 15 MINUTES. GOOD MORNING, SUPERINTENDENT  DAVIS. >>Addison Davis: GOOD MORNING  AND THANK YOU SO MUCH. GOOD MORNING ALL BOARD MEMBERS  AND STAFF AND EVERYONE HERE THIS MORNING. TODAY IS A REALLY IMPORTANT DAY  TO BE ABLE TO REALLY UNPACK THE  LEGISLATIVE SESSION AND HOW IT  TRULY IMPACTS US AS NOT ONLY A  SCHOOL DISTRICT BUT IN THE STATE OF EDUCATION IDENTIFYING HOW WE  WILL NAVIGATE THROUGH STUDENTS  WITH SCHOOL CHOICE, LOOKING AT  OVERARCHING EDUCATIONAL BILLS  AND APPROPRIATIONS AND BEING  ABLE TO DISCUSS, YOU KNOW, WHAT  ADJUSTMENTS WE HAVE TO MAKE AS A SCHOOL DISTRICT AS WE PREPARE  FOR THE 21-22 SCHOOL YEAR. THEN AFTER THAT WE'LL TRANSITION TO THE CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT  AND BE ABLE TO DISCUSS WHAT  OVERARCHING CHANGES AND WHERE WE CURRENTLY ARE FROM A  DISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVE AND A  REST PERSPECTIVE AND ELIMINATING THE SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE  AND TAKING IT AS A COLLECTIVE TO MAKE CERTAIN CHILDREN HAVE A  REALLY SAFE, YOU KNOW,  ENVIRONMENT EVERY SINGLE DAY AT  SCHOOLS AND THE EMPLOYEES HAVE A SAFE WORKING CONDITION AS WELL. I'LL TRANSITION THE TIME TO  KRISTIN DAVIS AND THE TEAM  MEMBERS TO BE ABLE TO DISCUSS  THE LEGISLATIVE UPDATES. >> THANK YOU, MR. DAVIS. THANK YOU, BOARD MEMBERS. AS YOU KNOW THIS SESSION WAS  LIKE, REALLY NO OTHER SESSION  WITH COVID, WITH FEDERAL RELIEF  FUNDING, THREE ROUNDS OF IT AND  A POLITICAL LANDSCAPE OF OUR  LEADERSHIP VERY SIMILAR AS FAR  AS WHAT THE GOVERNOR AND THEN  THE HOUSE AND SENATE. WE SAW MANY DIFFERENT BILLS COME THROUGH ABOUT ALMOST 3100 BILLS  FILED. 275 PASSED BOTH CHAMBERS AND  ABOUT 40 WERE EDUCATIONAL  RELATED. YOU DIDN'T REALLY SEE THIS  SESSION, A BIG TRAIN BILL. A FEW WERE MAYBE 70 OR 80 PAGES  BUT YOU DIDN'T SEE THE  TRADITIONAL BILL THE PAST FIVE  YEARS SO WE'RE UNPACKING THE  INDIVIDUAL BILLS AND WE'LL WALK  THROUGH A FEW TODAY. AS YOU KNOW, GUIDANCE STILL HAS  NOT BEEN RELEASED FOR MOST OF  THE BILLS. A LOT ARE STILL JUST BEING SENT  TO THE GOVERNOR FOR HIS  CONSIDERATION, YOU KNOW, FRIDAY  ABOUT 12 BILLS WERE SENT. LAST NIGHT ABOUT 26. WE KNOW BASED ON THE POLITICAL  MAKE-UP, WE KNOW PROBABLY WHAT  WILL BE SIGNED AND PASSED AND SO THAT'S WHY WE'RE PREPARED TO GO  THROUGH THESE WITH YOU. I'LL JUMP INTO THE AGENDA AND  GOALS. THE GOALS FOR THIS LEGISLATIVE  WORKSHOP ARE TO PROVIDE A QUICK  PROGRESS ON PRIORITIES DRIVEN BY THE BOARD AND THE DISTRICT. TO PROVIDE HIGHLIGHTS ON  POLICIES AFFECTING POLICY  EDUCATION INCLUDING SCHOOL  CHOICE AND 28, EDUCATION AS WELL AS NUTS AND BOLTS ON  APPROPRIATIONS, BUDGET AND  FLORIDA RETIREMENT SYSTEM  CONTRIBUTION RATES. SO WE'LL GO AHEAD AND MOVE INTO  OUR PRIORITIES BEFORE I TOSS IT  OVER TO MATT. SO YOU SEE UP HERE IN FRONT OF  YOU AND ON THE SCREEN ARE NINE  LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES FROM THE  20-21 LEGISLATIVE PLATFORM. I HIGHLIGHTED IN GREEN THE ONES  WE'D CONSIDER WINS. PURPLE CAMPUSES WAS SIGNED  EFFECTIVE JULY 4, EFFECTIVE JULY 1. PLANNING ON DOING A LITTLE  MINI-RECOGNITION WITH ANDREW  LERNED SO WE'LL DO A LITTLE  SOMETHING ON THAT. OUR ELL WAIVER OF ASSESSMENT,  THE SENATE BILL 1108 TITLED  EDUCATION. TERRY CONNOR WILL GO OVER THIS  MORE. THERE IS A PIECE IN THERE NOT  DRIVEN BY THE BILL WE WERE  PUSHING BUT THERE IS A PIECE  THAT ALLOWED SOME OF THE ELL  STUDENTS TO DEMEN STRAYLIGHT  GRADE LEVEL EXPERIENCE TO  BASICALLY DO A WAIVER WHICH IS  GREAT. SO AGAIN, TERRY WILL GO THROUGH  THAT. OUR MENTAL HEALTH EXCUSED  ABSENCE. VERY WELL SUPPORTED IN THE HOUSE AND COMMITTEE. VERY BIPARTISAN SUPPORT. DIDN'T MOVE AT ALL IN THE  SENATE. WE'LL TRY AGAIN IF IT PLEASES  THE BOARD. TRY AGAIN NEXT SESSION ON THAT. THE GENERAL KNOWLEDGE TEST. DOE, VERY INTERESTED IN THIS. THEY ESSENTIALLY ASKED US TO  MOVE AWAY WITH THE LEGISLATIVE  ASK AND WORK WITH THEM AT THE  DOE LEVEL. WE'LL CONTINUE TO WORK ON THIS  FOR THE GENERAL KNOWLEDGE TEST  CERTIFICATION, THE TEACHER  PREPARATION PATHWAY TO BE A  LEADER AND HELP WITH THE WORK  BECAUSE WE KIND OF -- WE KIND OF KEEP PUSHING THEM AND THEY'RE  REAL INTERESTED IN THAT. AS FAR AS THE APPROPRIATIONS  REQUEST. DID HIGHLIGHT THE INCREASE IN  STUDENT FUNDING. IT WENT UP $38 AND THE BASE  STUDENT ALLOCATION $53. HOWEVER WE KNOW THE REALITY OF  THE FEFP AND WE'RE ACTUALLY DOWN 6.3 MILLION. I KNOW IT'S HIGHLIGHTED AS A WIN BUT WE'LL GO OVER THAT LATER. THEN THE REMAINING SUMMER BRIDGE DID MAKE IT THROUGH SESSION AND  INTO THE BUDGET. WAS VETOED BY THE GOVERNOR ALONG WITH $1.5 BILLION IN OTHER  PROJECTS AND THEN OUR OTHER  ITEMS, THE K-8 STEAM IB MAGNET  ACADEMY AND PLANT CITY TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL. THEY DIDN'T MAKE IT TOO FAR. VETERAN TEACHER COMPENSATION, WE DID RECEIVE AN ADDITIONAL $50  MILLION AND STILL WORKING FOR  THE VETERAN TEACHERS. SO WE'LL MOVE OVER TO HOUSE BILL   7045. THE SENATE AGREED ON THIS PIECE  OF LEGISLATION. SO WHAT YOU'RE FAMILIAR WITH  SENATE BILL 48, THIS IS WHAT  MATT ROMANO WILL WORK YOU  THROUGH NOW AND IS EFFECTIVE  JULY 1. SOME PROVISIONS AND DIFFERENT  DATES. I'LL TOSS IT OVER TO MATT TO  TAKE YOU THROUGH IT. >> THANK YOU, KRISTIN. IT WOULDN'T BE A FLORIDA SESSION WITHOUT THINGS THAT IMPACT  SCHOLARSHIPS. THEY DID INCREASE WHAT THE  ACCESS IS IN TERMS OF THE  ABILITY FOR FAMILIES TO APPLY  AND THEY'LL BE CONSOLIDATING. THAT'S WHAT I'M GOING THROUGH  THE FIRST SLIDE. SO THE FAMILY EMPOWERMENT  SCHOLARSHIP IN ITS THIRD  EAR-YEAR IS EXPANDED TO 100% OF  THE FEFP FUNDING. WE HAVE TO RECONCILE ON THE  FUNDING TO MAKE SURE THAT THE  PAY FILES ARE ACCURATE THAT THE  STATE SENDS US AND THEY DO THAT  QUARTERLY. THE INCOME THRESHOLD IS  INCREASED TO 375% OF THE FEDERAL POVERTY LEVEL. I BELIEVE LAST TIME IT WAS 350%. JUST TO GIVE THE BOARD A  PERSPECTIVE ON THIS, A FAMILY OF FOUR THAT MAKES APPROXIMATELY  $100,000 WOULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR  THE FAMILY EMPOWERMENT  SCHOLARSHIP GIVEN THIS NEW  THRESHOLD THAT THE LEGISLATURE  PUT THROUGH. SO AS I SAID, THEY'LL BE  CONSOLIDATING. WE CURRENTLY HAVE THE GARDNER  SCHOLARSHIP AND MCKAY  SCHOLARSHIP. THEY EXISTED FOR A NUMBER OF  YEARS. THE LEGISLATURE DECIDED TO  CONSOLIDATE FIRST WITH GARDNER  EFFECTIVE THIS JULY AND NEXT  YEAR WITH MCKAY. SO FAMILY EMPOWERMENT WILL  REALLY FALL IN TWO AREAS. THE INCOME-BASED FAMILY  EMPOWERMENT SCHOLARSHIP AND NOW  THE DISABILITY-BASED FAMILY  EMPOWERMENT SCHOLARSHIP. FOR MCKAY AND GARDINER THEY'RE  BASED ON IEP OR A DISABILITY  DIAGNOSED BY A MEDICAL PERS PERSONNEL. THE OTHER THING WHICH REALLY IS  FOR STUDENTS THAT THEY NEVER NOW HAVE TO ENTER THE PUBLIC SCHOOL  SYSTEM. YOU CAN COME IN AS A  KINDERGARTNER AND DON'T HAVE TO  GO TO A PUBLIC SCHOOL. YOU CAN APPLY FOR FAMILY  EMPOWERMENT SCHOLARSHIP AND STAY IN A PRIVATE SCHOOL FOR THE  REMAINDER SO THAT'S SOMETHING  THAT IS NEW AND THEY PUT THAT IN THIS YEAR'S LEGISLATION. ALL THREE SCHOLARSHIPS ARE  FOCUSED ON PRIVATE SCHOOLS. OKAY? IN TERMS OF WHERE FAMILIES CAN  TAKE THEIR OPTIONS SO THIS IS  NOTHING TO DO WITH CHARTERS IN  THESE SCHOLARSHIPS AS THEY  EXIST. AS FAR AS THE IMPACT FOR THE  SCHOOL DISTRICT, THE LAST TIME  IT WAS TWO YEARS AGO, OUR FREE  REDUCED LUNCH BECAUSE BY  STATUTE, EVERY FAMILY OR STUDENT THAT SELLIGIBLE FOR FREE OR  REDUCED LUNCH MUST BE NOTIFIED  OF ELIGIBILITY FOR THE FAMILY  EMPOWERMENT SCHOLARSHIP. KEEP IN MIND THAT'S JUST WHO WE  HAVE TO NOTIFY. MANY MORE FAMILIES ARE ELIGIBLE  BUT WE DON'T HAVE TO NOTIFY  THEM. WE'RE JUST COMPLYING WITH THE  STATUTE. WE HAVE CURRENTLY IN TERMS OF  HOW MANY STUDENTS HAVE EXERCISED THE OPTION, 1,875 FOR THE FAMILY EMPOWERMENT. JUST OVER 1,000 FOR THE GARDINER AND ABOUT 1798 FOR THE MCKAY  SCHOLARSHIP. AS FAR AS A FISCAL IMPACT, AND  THESE ARE ALL APPROXIMATIONS. THE AVERAGE SCHOLARSHIP FOR FES, ABOUT $7,000 A STUDENT. THAT'S AN APPROXIMATION. FOR THE MCKAY SCHOLARSHIP, ABOUT $8500. AND THE GARDINER BASED ON  CERTAIN SERVICES IS $10,464. I GOT THAT OFF DOE. WE'RE LOOKING ABOUT $40 MILLION  IN TERMS OF FTE THAT LEAVES OUR  DISTRICT AND GOES TO VARIOUS  PRIVATE SCHOOLS. AGAIN, WHILE THEY DIDN'T ADD A  SCHOLARSHIP THIS YEAR, THEY MADE THE ACCESSIBILITY EASIER FOR  FAMILIES. THE MCKAY SCHOLARSHIP WILL BE  NEXT YEAR. WE ALWAYS COMPLY WITH THE  STATUTE IN TERMS OF  NOTIFICATION. THEY CHANGED THE TIMELINE. PREVIOUSLY IT WAS APRIL 1. THIS YEAR IT'S JANUARY 1. THAT'S WHAT WE'LL DID BE DOING. TAKE A LOOK AT THE NEXT SLIDE. I JUST SUMMARIZED SOME  INFORMATION BASED ON US AND THE  STATE. SO TOWARDS THE LEFT WE HAVE THE  STATE -- THE STATE HAS 355,000  STUDENTS ALL FROM DOE ON THE  WEBSITE. A COST OF ABOUT $660.6 MILLION  IN TERMS OF WHAT THE STUDENTS  ARE GETTING IN FEFP. ON OUR END AS I SAID, WE HAVE  THE 39.6 MILLION AND 4760  RECIPIENTS. IT'S ALL DONE THROUGH  SCHOLARSHIP ORGANIZATIONS. ONE BEING STEP UP FOR STUDENTS  IS ONE OF THE MOST COMMON ONES. I WANT TO WEPT THIS TO GIVE YOU  A PERSPECTIVE. WE REPRESENT -- HILLSBOROUGH  COUNTY'S ENROLLMENT REPRESENTS  1.3% OF THE ENTIRE STATE'S  ENROLLMENT. AS OF THIS YEAR. HOWEVER, IF -- I'M SORRY. I SAID THAT WRONG. 7.8%. WE WERE ALMOST 8% OF THE ENTIRE  STATE'S ENROLLMENT. HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SCHOOL. HOWEVER, AS FAR AS THE 4,760 OUT OF THE 355,000, WE REPRESENT  1.3%. SO IF YOU'RE LOOKING AT  SOMETHING IN TERMS OF A GLASS  HALF FULL AT THIS POINT, A  SMALLER PERCENTAGE OF OUR  STUDENTS COMPARED TO WHAT WE  HAVE ARE EXERCISING TO GO INTO  WHETHER IT'S FAMILY EMPOWERMENT, GARDINER OR MCKAY. >>Lynn Gray: IS THERE A PAGE  NUMBER? PAGE 6? OKAY. THANK YOU. >> THERE IS A SLIDE NUMBER. >>Lynn Gray: SORRY ABOUT THAT. >> ALL SET? OKAY. SO MS. GRAY, I THINK WE TALKED  ABOUT FOR THE FORMAT, WE'LL ROLL THROUGH THE POWERPOINT AND THEN  WE'LL HAVE QUESTIONS AT THE END. SO WE'LL GO AHEAD AND MOVE ON. WE'LL HAVE STAFF ROTATE IN AND  OUT. I KNOW MATT WILL HOP OFF AND  HE'LL BE AVAILABLE FOR THE Q&A  PORTION WITH OTHER STAFF COMING  UP. THE NEXT IS SENATE BILL 28  TITLED EDUCATION. IT WAS ORIGINALLY FOR THE  MAJORITY OF SESSION, TITLED  CHARTER SCHOOLS. IT WAS A CHARTER SCHOOL BILL. AND JUST A FEW DAYS BEFORE THE  END OF SESSION, FEW LAST MINUTE  PROVISIONS WERE ADDED AS WELL AS RE-TITLEING THE BILL. THE THREE PIECES WE'LL HIGHLIGHT OF 1028 ARE CHARTER SCHOOLS, THE STUDENT RETENTION PIECE AND THE  FAIRNESS OF WOMEN SUPPORTS ACT  SO THIS WAS SIGNED INTO LAW ON  JUNE 1 AND IS EFFECTIVE JULY 1  UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED SO WE'LL  TOSS IT TO CHINCY. >> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE. THIS 1028 HAD A LOT OF LANGUAGE  FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS PERTAINING  TO CHARTER SCHOOLS. FOR THE SAKE OF TIME, I SELECTED THE PIECES THAT ARE THE MOST  IMPACTFUL TO THE DISTRICT BUT I  HAVE INFORMATION ON ALL OF THE  OTHER LANGUAGE IF ANYONE WANTS  IT. LET'S START WITH THE MAJOR  PIECES. THIS BILL OPENS THE DOOR FOR AN  ALTERNATE AUTHORIZERS OR MORE  THAN ONE AND THIS IS A MAJOR  CHANGE IN THE AUTHORIZING  LANDSCAPE. SCHOOL DISTRICTS HAVE ALWAYS  BEEN THE SOLE AUTHORIZER IN THE  STATE OF FLORIDA, BUT NOW THIS  LAW ALLOWS FOR STATE UNIVERSITY  AND STATE COLLEGE SYSTEMS TO BE  AUTHORIZER AND HAVE THE SAME  RESPONSIBILITIES AND OVERSIGHT  DUTIES AS THE DISTRICT. THESE ENTITIES WILL BE ABLE TO  ACCEPT NEW CHARTER SCHOOL  APPLICATIONS BEGINNING JULY 1. THEY OBVIOUSLY WILL NEED A  CHARTER OFFICE LIKE THE DISTRICT DOES TO DO THAT. I'M NOT QUITE SURE WHO WILL BE  INTERESTED IN IT. BUT BASICALLY THE FISCAL IMPACT  FOR US WILL BE THE LOSS  ADMINISTRATIVE FEES. IF THEY CHOOSE THE ALTERNATE  AUTHORIZER PATH. THE EXISTING CHARTER SCHOOLS  THAT ARE IN OUR PORTFOLIO  CURRENTLY MUST WAIT UNTIL THE  CONTRACT EXPIRES IN ORDER TO  SWITCH AUTHORIZERS IF THEY WISH  TO DO THAT. THAT'S AN IMPORTANT THING TO  REMEMBER IF WHEN CONTRACT  RENEWALS COME OUR WAY, AND THEY  CHOOSE TO TERMINATE OUR  AGREEMENT AND GO WITH A STATE  UNIVERSITY OR COLLEGE SYSTEM,  THEY MAY DO THAT AT THAT TIME. AGAIN, THAT WOULD BE THE  POTENTIAL LOSS OF ADMINISTRATIVE FEES ON OUR PART. THE NEXT ONE, THE DOE WILL  DEVELOP PERFORMANCE FRAMEWORK TO EVALUATE THE SCHOOL STRICTS AS  AN AUTHORIZER. THEY WILL HONE IN BASICALLY IN  OUR POLICIES AND PRACTICES. THE ACADEMIC AND FINANCES OF  CHARTER SCHOOLS IN OUR PORTFOLIO AND WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT THE  HISTORY OF APPROVALS AND  CLOSURES OF CHARTER SCHOOLS. SO BASICALLY THEY'LL DEVELOP A  REPORT CARD FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS ON HOW THEY OVERSEE, AUTHORIZE  AND MONITOR CHARTER SCHOOLS. THEN THEY'LL PUBLISH THIS  INFORMATION ON THE DOE WEBSITE. NEXT ONE. ALL RIGHT. THIS LANGUAGE, THIS BILL ALLOWS  CHARTER SCHOOL APPLICATIONS TO  BE SUBMITTED AT ANY GIVEN TIME  AND OPENED WHEN THE APPLICANT  WISHES TO. GOT IT. I'M SORRY. ALL RIGHT. SLIDE 12? OKAY. THIS IS PROBABLY THE MOST  DISRUPTIVE AS FAR AS PROCEDURAL  PRACTICES GOES. AS IT STANDS TODAY, WE ASK FOR  LETTERS OF INTENT IN JANUARY AND ACCEPT CHARTER APPLICATIONS ON  FEBRUARY 1. THIS TIMELINE ALLOWS OUR OFFICE, OUR CHARTER OFFICE TO ORGANIZE  AND PUT TOGETHER A WELL  THOUGHT-OUT REVIEW TEAM COMPOSED OF OTHER DEPARTMENTS AND EXPERT  STAFF BASED ON THE FOCUS OF THE  APPLICATION WE'RE TO REVIEW. I'LL GIVE YOU AN EXAMPLE. IF WE KNOW FROM THE LETTER OF  INTENT THAT AN APPLICATION WILL  BE FOCUSED ON STEM RE WE REACH  OUT TO LARRY PLANKS' OFFICE AND  ASK HIM OR A REVIEW TEAM TO BE  ON THE TEAM. WE ACCEPTED APPLICATIONS ON  FEBRUARY 1 THAT IF APPROVED  WOULD BE ELIGIBLE TO OPEN NEXT  YEAR IN 2022-2023. BASED ON THIS NEW REVISED  LANGUAGE, CHARTER APPLICANTS MAY APPLY ANY TIME OF THE YEAR AND  OPEN WHENEVER THEY DECIDE TO  OPEN. FOR EXAMPLE, AN APPLICANT COULD  SUBMIT AN APPLICATION IN MARCH  WITH THE INTENTION OF OPENING  THE FOLLOWING AUGUST. THE LACK OF A TIMELINE FOR  SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION WILL  PLACE A HUGE BURDEN ON DISTRICT  STAFF, NOT JUST THE CHARTER  OFFICE BUT DISTRICT STAFF IN  GENERAL WHO WILL ONLY HAVE 90  DAYS TO GATHER AN EXPERT REVIEW  TEAM REVIEW CAREFULLY, SUBMIT  DOCUMENTATION TO THE BOARD FOR  AN APPROVAL OR DENIAL. AND TO KEEP IN MIND THAT THE  APPLICATION PROCESS IS AN  UNFUNDED MANDATE SO THE HUMAN  CAPITAL HOURS LOST WOULD BE THE  FISCAL IMPACT. 560. YES. THIS LANGUAGE PERTAINS TO  DENIALS OF CHARTER APPLICATIONS  OR ANY APPEALS. SO IF WE MUST GO TO THE DIVISION OF ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS IN  TALLAHASSEE FOR AN APPEAL BY A  CHARTER SCHOOL OR APPLICANT, AND THE RULING IS NOT IN OUR FAVOR,  THE DISTRICT WILL HAVE TO PAY  ATTORNEY FEES AND COSTS TO THE  OTHER PARTY OR THE OTHER WAY  AROUND IF RULED IN OUR FAVOR. IF THE DISTRICT DOES NOT  IMPLEMENT THE DECISION WE'D HAVE TO REDUCE THE ADMINISTRATIVE  FEES OF ALL CURRENTLY 52 CHARTER SCHOOLS TO 1% UNTIL WE COMPLY  WITH THE RULING. SO THE FISCAL IMPACT WILL DEPEND ON THE NUMBER OF DENIALS THAT  ARE BROUGHT TO THE  ADMINISTRATIVE HEARINGS. ALL RIGHT. 1853? NO. 808. THAT'S OUT OF ORDER FOR SOME  REASON. 808. ALL RIGHT. APPARENTLY THEY SETTLED -- I  INCLUDED THIS BECAUSE IT  PERTAINS TO ATTORNEY LANGUAGE. THEY CHANGED THE LANGUAGE AND  IT'S SUBTLE CHANGE OF LANGUAGE  FROM INDICATING TO DEMONSTRATING AND I THINK THIS IS SIGNIFICANT  AND PLACES A GREATER ONUS ON THE DISTRICT TO PROVE WITH HARD  FACTS AND SAMPLES THAT A SCHOOL  MUST BE CLOSED DUE TO THE  HEALTH, SAFETY OR WELFARE OF  STUDENTS BASE  INSTEAD OF MERELY SHOWING THE NEED FOR CLOSURE. FISCAL IMPACT, I COULDN'T THINK  OF ANYTHING BUT BASICALLY IT  WOULD BE PROBABLY MAN POWER IN,  YOU KNOW, MAKING SURE WE HAVE  THE DOCUMENTATION AVAILABLE FOR  SUCH A PROCESS. 1853? ALL RIGHT. A CHARTER -- THIS LANGUAGE OPENS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR ESC CENTERS  TO BE TREATED LIKE HIGH  PERFORMING CHARTER SCHOOLS AND  REPLICATE THE PROGRAM IF THEY  WISH. IF A CHARTER ESE CENTER RECEIVES TWO CONSECUTIVE RATINGS OF  MAINTAINING OR HIGHER IT MAY  REPLICATE ITS EDUCATIONAL  PROGRAM. RIGHT NOW WE HAVE THREE ESE  CENTERS. WE HAVE PEPIN WHO EARNED  MAINTAINING FOR 2018-2019 AND  WOULD QUALIFY AND FOCUS ACADEMY  WHO EARNED MAINTAINING IN 2018  AND COMMENDABLE IN 2019. THE IMPACT IS THAT A HIGH  PERFORMING APPLICATION HAS FEWER STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS COMPARED  TO A REGULAR APPLICATION AND  OBVIOUSLY IF THEY CHOOSE TO TO  GO THROUGH THE PROCESS AS HIGH  PERFORMING ESE CENTERS THERE  WOULD BE POTENTIAL LOSS OF FEFP. 1559. YES. ALTHOUGH THE SCHOOLS OF HOPE  OPERATOR IS ITS OWN LEA MEA MEANING -- SORRY. HELP ME OUT, SOMEBODY. LEA STANDS FOR? THANK YOU. LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCY. MUST SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING TO THE DISTRICT. THE FEFP, THE SCHOOLS GENERATE  STILL COMES THROUGH THE DISTRICT AND THEREFORE THE CHARTER OFFICE WILL HAVE TO COLLECT, EXAMEN AND EVALUATE FINANCES QUARTERLY AND  ANNUALLY DESPITE NOT PROVIDING  THE DISTRICT WITH ANY PERCENTAGE OF ADMINISTRATIVE FEES. SO AGAIN, THIS WAS -- THIS IS AN EXTRA PRIVILEGE FOR SCHOOLS OF  HOPE BECAUSE INSTEAD OF EACH  SCHOOL PROVIDING WITH QUARTERLY  FINANCIALS, NOW THE ORGANIZATION ITSELF CAN JUST PROVIDE US WITH  FINANCIALS ON A QUARTERLY BASIS  OVERALL INCLUDING ALL OF THEIRS. SO WE CAN'T REALLY PINPOINT HOW  EACH SCHOOL IS DOING. AGAIN, THIS IS AN UNFUNDED  MANDATE. 1953. ALL RIGHT. THIS BILL ALLOWS THE SCHOOLS OF  HOPE TO CHOOSE WHERE THEY  FINGERPRINT THEIR STAFF AND  SUBMIT DIRECTLY TO THE FDLE. CURRENTLY ALL CHARTER SCHOOLS GO THROUGH OUR DISTRICT SO WE CAN  KEEP TRACK OF CHARTER STAFF  FINGERPRINTING SO IF WE GET A  HIT, WE'RE NOTIFIED AND WE  NOTIFY EITHER THEIR GOVERNING  BOARD OR THE PRINCIPALS ABOUT  THE HIT. CURRENTLY I'M IN THE  COMMUNICATION WITH THE SCHOOLS  OF HOPE. THEY HAVEN'T SET UP A SYSTEM YET SO THEY'RE CHOOSING THIS YEAR TO GO THROUGH OUR DISTRICT FOR  FINGERPRINTING. ALL RIGHT. >> THANK YOU. WE'LL FLIP OVER NOW TO THE  STUDENT RETENTION PIECE. PART OF SENATE BILL 1028 AND  TERRY CONNOR WILL HIGHLIGHT  THAT. THIS PROVISION, STUDENT  RETENTION WAS INCLUDED IN TWO  DIFFERENT BILLS THIS SESSION AND ONE OF THEM KIND OF NULLED  ITSELF OUT BECAUSE IT WAS IN  1159 BUT THE EFFECTIVE DATE WAS  JULY 1 AND SO I'LL TOSS IT TO  TERRY. >> ALL RIGHT. GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE. THIS ALLOWS PARENTS IN K-5 FOR  ACADEMIC REASONS TO RETAIN THEIR STUDENTS. THAT RETENTION MUST BE A WRITTEN REQUEST TO THE PRINCIPAL BEFORE  JUNE 30. IT REQUIRES DISCLOSURE TO THE  PARENT THAT COULD IMPACT ABILITY TO PLAY HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS DUE  TO AGE. THEY MAY AGE OUT. IT ALLOWS A CUSTOMIZED ONE-YEAR  EDUCATION PLAN FOR THE STUDENT  IN LIEU OF RETENTION AND THE  PARENT DOES HAVE THE FINAL  DECISION REGARDING THE  RETENTION. SO DISTRICTS WILL HAVE TO REPORT ALL OF THE RETENTION NUMBERS TO  THE DOE BY THE END OF JUNE  OF '22. THE IMPACT THERE, OBVIOUSLY THE  FISCAL IMPACT IS INDETERMINANT  DEPENDING ON THE NUMBER OF  STUDENTS RETAINED BUT THERE IS  IMPACT ON STUDENTS. IN K-2 IF A STUDENT IS RETAINED  AND POSSIBLY RETAINED AGAIN DUE  TO SCORES THAT COULD HAVE A  TREMENDOUS IMPACT FOR THE  STUDENT AND AS WELL JUST THE SEL SUPPORTS THAT WILL BE REQUIRED  BECAUSE STUDENTS ARE OVERAGED  AND, YOU KNOW, MAYBE IN A  PREVIOUS GRADE LEVEL CLASS IS A  POTENTIAL IMPACT AS WELL. SO ANOTHER POTENTIAL IMPACT IS  IF THE DATA IS SUPPORTING THE  STUDENT TO BE PROMOTED, YOU  KNOW, WE'VE GOT TEACHER GRADES,  TEACHER RECOMMENDATIONS, AND ALL THE DATA SUPPORTING THAT AND A  PARENT STILL DECIDES THEY WANT  TO RETAIN THE STUDENT, THERE  COULD BE SOME IMPACT AS WELL  THERE. SO THAT IS THE STUDENT  RETENTION. >> THANK YOU. AND LANIS ROBINSON, THE DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS WILL DO A HIGHLIGHT ON THE FAIRNESS IN WOMEN'S  SPORTS ACT ALSO IN SENATE BILL  1028. THANKS. >> NO PROBLEM. GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE. THIS IS A VERY SIMPLE COMPONENT. IT WAS SECTION 12 OF SENATE BILL 1028 TALKING ABOUT THE FAIRNESS  OF SPORTS IN WOMEN'S SPORTS IN  PARTICULAR. ESSENTIALLY IT WAS GOING TO HAVE A COUPLE DIFFERENT REQUIREMENTS. THE FIRST THING IS THE SPORT  WOULD BE DESIGNATED PER THE  GENDER. SO MALE SPORTS AND FEMALE  SPORTS. THE IDEA IS OVER THE LAST  SEVERAL YEARS WE HAD A  TRANSGENDER ALLOWANCE THAT WOULD IMPACT SPORTS, AND THIS  ESSENTIALLY IS REMOVING THAT  FROM BEING IN THE CONSIDERATION. SO ESSENTIALLY WHAT IS HAPPENING WITH THIS BILL IS THE STUDENT  SEX IS ESTABLISHED BY THEIR  BIRTH CERTIFICATE, AND THEN THEY CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE SPORT AS  INDICATED ON THE BIRTH  CERTIFICATE. THERE IS A CAVEAT. BOYS CAN PLAY ON TEAMS THAT ARE  BOY SPORTS. AND GIRLS CAN PLAY ON TEAMS THAT ARE GIRL SPORTS. BOYS CAN'T PLAY ON TEAMS THAT  ARE GIRL SPORTS. BUT GIRLS CAN PLAY ON TEAMS THAT ARE BOY SPORTS. THE RATIONALE BEHIND THAT IS THE PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT AND  DIFF DIFFERENCE. HAVING A STUDENT THAT MAY BE  PHYSICALLY MORE DEVELOPED, BORN  AS A BOY, MAY BE IDENTIFYING AS  SOMETHING DIFFERENT AT THIS  POINT BUT PHYSICALLY MORE  DEVELOPED THAN OTHER  PARTICIPANTS, IN PARTICULAR IN  FEMALE SPORTS SO THE IDEA IS TO  TRY TO ELIMB INATE STUDENTS THAT WERE BORN AS A BOY PLAYING  AGAINST GIRLS IN A TEAM SPORT. OR INDIVIDUAL SPORT FOR THAT  MATTER.  

>> ALL RIGHT. THANKS.  

>> NO PROBLEM.  

>> OUR FOLKS WILL BE AVAILABLE  OF COURSE DURING THE Q&A  PORTION. WE'LL KEEP ON MOVING. NEXT WE'LL MOVE INTO THE BUDGET.  

>> YES. I HAVE THE APPROPRIATION SB2500  BILL. THE LEGISLATURE INCREASED THIS  FROM OUR STUDENT ALLOCATION FROM  7756 TO 7795. IT WAS INCREASED $53. THE TOTAL IMPACT ON THE  DISTRICT, HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY,  IF THIS PROJECTION WAS BASED ON  223,000 STUDENTS BUT THE  PROJECTED ENROLLMENT INCREASED  AT 220, 605 STUDENTS, AND THE  LOCAL HAS INCREASED SO WE HAD A  NET IMPACT OF THE WHOLE IS  CHANGE SO EVEN THOUGH WE GOT AN  INCREASE FROM THE LEGISLATIVE  CHANGE, THE TOTAL STATE FUNDING  DECREASED BY 25 MILLION SO THE  OVERALL IMPACT TO HILLSBOROUGH  COUNTY, WE LOST 6.3 IN REVENUE  THIS FISCAL YEAR FOR STATE FEFP  FUNDING. ATTACHED IS ALL THE DETAILED  INFORMATION LISTED IN THE  CATEGORIES, THE INCREASE AND THE DECREASE OVERALL TO THE STATE  FUNDING AND AS YOU CAN SEE ON  PAGE 23, THE TOTAL STATE FUNDING DECREASED AND LOCAL BY 13.3  GIVING US A TOTAL DECREASE OF  $6.3 MILLION IN THE STATE  OPERATIONAL FUNDING. OKAY. FOR THE FLORIDA RETIREMENT  SYSTEM WHICH BEGINS LEGISLATION  IMPACT JULY 1, IF THE OVERALL  STATE IMPACT INCREASED THE RATE  FROM 10% TO 10.87%, THE TOTAL  IMPACT TO HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY  GIVES US OUR CONTRIBUTION  INCREASED BY 9 MILLION OVERALL  FOR THIS DISTRICT. ANY QUESTIONS?  

>> I THINK WE'LL GO INTO THE  LAST SLIDE. THE ADDITIONAL BILLS OF INTEREST SLIDE. WE HAVE A FEW ON HERE THAT TERRY CONNOR, TRACY BROWN AND JOHN  NEWMAN WILL QUICKLY POPCORN AND  HIGHLIGHT. I'LL TURN IT OVER, TERRY, IF YOU WANT TO DO MAYBE, WHAT? 3, 545 AND 1108?  

>> SURE. HOUSE BILL 3 IS PRETTY EXCITING. IT'S THE NEW WORLD'S READING  INITIATIVE TO PROVIDE AT-HOME  LITERACY SUPPORTS FOR OUR  ELEMENTARY STUDENTS READING  BELOW GRADE LEVEL. THE INITIATIVE WILL INCLUDE  GIVING A HARD COPY BOOK  DELIVERED MONTHLY TO STUDENTS AT NO COST. THE DOE WILL DESIGNATE A STATE  UNIVERSITY TO BE THE  ADMINISTRATOR OF THE INITIATIVE. SO ELIGIBLE STUDENTS ARE THOSE  WHO HAVE A SUBSTANTIAL READING  DEFICIENCY AND READING BELOW  GRADE LEVEL ON PROGRESS  MONITORING AND STATEWIDE  ASSESSMENT DATA. STUDENTS WILL REMAIN IN THE  INITIATIVE UNTIL THEY'RE  PROMOTED OUT OF SIXTH GRADE OR  IF THEIR PARENT OPTS THEM OUT. IT ALLOWS FOR STUDENTS TO  ACTUALLY SELECT BOOK TOPICS AND  GENERAS OF INTEREST AT THE START OF EACH SCHOOL YEAR. HOUSE BILL 545, SEXUAL HEALTH  EDUCATION, REQUIRES THAT  DISTRICTS NOTIFY PARENTS THAT  THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO EXEMPT  THEIR CHILD FROM TEACHING  REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH OR ANY  DISEASE INCLUDING HIV AND AIDS  THROUGH THE SUBMISSION OF A  WRITTEN REQUEST. DISTRICTS WILL BE REQUIRED TO  POST INFORMATION ABOUT HOW  PARENTS CAN EXEMPT THEMSELVES ON THE HOME PAGE OF THEIR DISTRICT  WEBSITE. THE HOME PAGE MUST INCLUDE A  LINK OF THE STUDENTS PARENTS  ACCESS TO VIEW MATERIALS USED IN THE REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND  DISEASE CURRICULUM. IT ALSO REQUIRES THAT BOARDS, SO THIS IS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE  BOARD HERE, THAT WE ANNUALLY  APPROVE ALL INSTRUCTIONAL  MATERIALS USED TO TEACH  REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND PROVIDE  A PROCESS FOR PUBLIC REVIEW ON  THE MATERIALS. HOUSE BILL 1108 IS EXCITING AND  REQUIRES EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT  INCLUDING ALL OUR ALTERNATIVE  SCHOOLS AND DJJ TO OFFER THE  S.A.T. OR A.C.T. TO EVERY 11th  GRADER IN THE DISTRICT FREE OF  CHARGE. THAT'S SUBJECT TO APPROPRIATION  FOR THAT PURCHASE.  

>> I THINK DOE COMMITTED TO TWO  YEARS OF FUNDING FOR THAT AND  THEY'RE USING FEDERAL FUNDS FOR  THAT.  

>> ALSO INCLUDED IN 1108 IS  STUDENTS ENROLLED, MS. DAVIS  MENTIONED THIS AT THE BEGINNING  OF THE PRESENTATION ENROLLED FOR LESS THAN TWO YEARS AND MET ALL  THE HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION  REQUIREMENTS EXCEPT FOR THE ELA  ASSESSMENT REQUIREMENT MAY BE  PROVIDED A WAIVER OF SORTS AS  LONG AS THEY'RE ABLE TO  DEMONSTRATE GRADE LEVEL  EXPECTATIONS ON FORMATIVE  ASSESSMENTS, INTERNAL  ASSESSMENTS THAT WE'D PROVIDE  EVIDENCE OF SATISFACTORY  ACHIEVEMENT THAT THEY WOULD BE  ABLE TO RECEIVE THAT WAIVER. ALL RIGHT.  

>> ALL RIGHT. TRACY WILL HIGHLIGHT HOUSE BILL  419 AND THEN JOHN NEWMAN WILL BE NEXT AND WRAP US UP.  

>> GOOD MORNING. HOUSE BILL 419 IS EARLY LEARNING AND EARLY GRADE SUCCESS. THIS BILL ADDRESSES A  COORDINATED SCREENING AND  ASSESSMENT PROCESS FOR PRE-K  THROUGH THIRD GRADE INCLUDING A  PROGRESS MONITORING PROCESS A  SYSTEM WHICH WILL BEGIN IN THE  YEAR 2022 FOR THE 22-23 SCHOOL  YEAR AND ADDRESSES VPK  PARTICIPATING IN AN EARLY  PROGRAM ASSESSMENT BEGINNING IN  THE 22-23 SCHOOL YEAR. IT MODIFIED VPK READINESS RATES  TO A PERFORMANCE METRIC THAT  WILL BE CALCULATED BEGINNING THE SAME YEAR 22-23. REGARDING GOVERNANCE OF THE  OFFICE OF EARLY LEARNING, IT  WILL NOW BE OVERSEEN BY UNDER  THE AUTHORITY OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AS A DIVISION IN  THE OFFICE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF  EDUCATION WHICH WILL BE OVERSEEN BY THE CHANCELLOR OF EARLY  LEARNING FULLY ACCOUNTABLE TO  THE COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION. IT WILL ADDRESS THE  ACCREDITATION FOR THE PRIVATE  VPK PROVIDERS THAT WAS UNDER THE DEPARTMENT OF CHILDREN AND  FAMILIES. IT WILL NOW BE UNDER THE  DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AS WELL  AS EARLY LEARNING COALITIONS  WILL HAVE ACCOUNTABILITY  ASSOCIATED WITH THEIR WORK. IT SETS THE NUMBER OF COALITIONS FROM 31 TO 30 AS WELL AS  INCREASES TRANSPARENCY AND  LIMITS CONFLICTS OF INTEREST FOR ITS BOARD MEMBERS. IT ALSO ADDRESSES SCHOOL  READINESS PROGRAM CHANGES AND  ALSO IT ADDRESSES CHILDCARE  RESOURCE AND REFERRAL. AND THOSE ARE OVERSEEN BY THE  OFFICE OF EARLY LEARNING.  

>> THANKS. JOHN? REAL QUICK ON SENATE BILL 590,  SCHOOL SAFETY COVERS SOME SCHOOL MEASURES AS WELL AS MENTAL  HEALTH. JOHN NEWMAN WILL HIGHLIGHT THAT  FOR US. THANK YOU.  

>> GOOD MORNING. SENATE BILL 590 COVERS PRIMARILY MENTAL HEALTH UPDATES AND SCHOOL SAFETY RECORDINGS. SPECIFICALLY IT EMPHASIZES THE  PARENTS' RIGHT OF NOTIFICATIONS  FOR BAKER ACTS FOR THE SCHOOL'S  REQUIREMENT TO NOTIFY PARENTS OR FAMILY MEMBERS OR EMERGENCIES AT THE SITES. IT ALSO ADDRESSES A HEALTH  SAFETY PLAN THAT IT'S A  PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN THE  DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SCHOOL  DISTRICT. THEY GIVE YOU AN ANUMERATED LIST OF SERVICES. TO BE QUITE HONEST, MOST OF WHAT WE HAVE IN 590 ALREADY EXISTS IN THE DISTRICT. IT'S A MATTER OF AMORALIZING THE PROCESS TO MAKE SURE IT'S IN  LINE WITH THE STATE STATUTE AND  DISCUSSES LAW ENFORCEMENT AND  THE ABILITY TO USE CIVIL  CITATIONS FIRST BEFORE ANYTHING  ELSE IF THE STUDENT APPLIES FOR  THAT. THEN IT ALSO REQUIRES MENTAL  HEALTH TRAINING FOR THE SAFE  SCHOOL SPECIALIST AND THE  OFFICERS THAT WORK OUR CAMPUSES  THAT ARE PART OF THE BEHAVIORAL  THREAT ASSESSMENTS. FINALLY, THERE IS A STUDENT  IDENTIFICATION CARD MANDATE THAT SUICIDE HOTLINE AND RESOURCES  WILL BE PLACED ON THE STUDENT  IDENTIFICATION CARD BY THE START OF THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR. THE BIGGEST EMPHASIS IS THE  PARENT RIGHT AND NOTIFICATION  WHEN A STUDENT IS INVOLVED IN AN INVOLUNTARY AND EXAMINATION. LIKE I PREVIOUSLY STATED, MOST  OF THE PROCESSES IN THE BILL,  THE DISTRICT ALREADY HAS IN  PLACE.  

>> ALL RIGHT. THANKS, JOHN. SO THAT ACTUALLY WRAPS UP THE  LEGISLATIVE STAFF PRESENTATION  OF THE WORKSHOP. SO I'LL TURN IT OVER NOW FOR Q&A AND I THINK WE DID PRETTY GOOD  ON TIME, I'D SAY. WE WERE WELL REHEARSED. HOPEFULLY IT WAS PLEASING TO THE BOARD. WE WENT THROUGH IT. IT WAS QUICK BUT THANK YOU,  MS. GRAY.  

>>Lynn Gray: YES. YOU WENT QUICK BUT THERE WAS NOT A WHOLE LOT OF GOOD NEWS. BOARD MEMBERS, WE'LL GO AHEAD  AND SURROUND OUR WORK ROOM WITH  THE QUESTIONS. ACTUALLY SHAKE, I WAS GOING TO  GO AHEAD THIS DIRECTION BUT WE  CAN GO THAT DIRECTION. YOU'LL BE FIRST. EXCUSE ME. STACEY WILL BE FIRST. AND WE'LL GO AHEAD AND THROUGH  THAT ROUND AND SEE WHAT KIND OF  TIME BECAUSE WE HAVE  COMPREHENSIVE DISCIPLINE NEXT. SO ALL RIGHT. DR. HAHN? ARE YOU READY FOR YOUR QUESTION  OR DO YOU NEED MORE TIME?  

>>Stacy Hahn: I NEED MORE TIME  SO I'LL PASS TO THE NEXT PERSON. THANK YOU.  

>>Lynn Gray: OKAY. MEMBER WASHINGTON?  

>>Henry "Shake"Washington: THANK YOU. WOW, I TELL YOU. MY FIRST QUESTION I HAD, WHEN WE DID NOT APPEAL FOR CHARTER  SCHOOLS, ARE WE PAYING -- IF WE  GO TO COURT, DO WE PAY FOR EVERY APPEAL WE DENY? IS THAT CHARGE ON US?  

>> UNDER THE NEW BILL, IF WE  DENY A CHARTER APPLICATION AND  WE'RE CHALLENGED AND WE GET  SUED, AND WE LOSE THAT, AT THAT  POINT WE'D BE RESPONSIBLE FOR  THE ATTORNEY FEES.  

>>Henry "Shake"Washington: FOR  EACH ONE?  

>> YES.  

>>Henry "Shake"Washington: DO  YOU KNOW ABOUT THE COST OF THAT? ANY IDEA?  

>> I DON'T HAVE AN ESTIMATE. IT WOULD BE DEPENDENT ON HOW  MANY YOU REALLY DENY. IT COULD BECOME VERY EXPENSIVE  BECAUSE YOU HAVE -- DEPENDING ON HOW FAR THUPEELS GO, IF -- THE  APPEALS GO, IT COULD END UP  BEING PRETTY EXPENSIVE. WE CAN TRY TO COME UP WITH AN  ESTIMATE BUT I'D THINK VERY  EXPENSIVE.  

>>Henry "Shake"Washington: OKAY. SO THAT ANSWERS THAT PART OF THE QUESTION. SO IF WE -- IF WE DENY OR APPEAL FOR A CHARTER SCHOOL, IT GOES  THROUGH ALL THOSE STEPS BEFORE  THE JURY DECIDES WHO IS RIGHT  AND WHO IS WRONG. OR DENIED, RIGHT? AM I CORRECT?  

>> RIGHT. WE'D HAVE TO BASE A DENIAL ON  THE CRITERIA SET FORTH IN THE  STATUTE. SO IF WE DO THAT, WE'LL BE ON  SOLID GROUND. IF WE DO THAT FOR ANOTHER  REASON, WE'LL BE VULNERABLE TO A CHALLENGE.  

>>Henry "Shake"Washington: SO I  WANT PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND. WE NEED CONCRETE EVIDENCE IN  ORDER TO DENY A CHARTER SCHOOL  APPEAL.  

>> CORRECT.  

>>Henry "Shake"Washington: OKAY. THANK YOU. THAT'S ALL. APPRECIATE THAT.  

>>Lynn Gray: I THINK MR. PORTER, TOO, IT WOULD BE WISE TO GET A  GUESSTIMATE TO HAVE A FIGURE. IT'S BEEN DONE BEFORE. EXCELLENT QUESTION, MEMBER  WASHINGTON. MEMBER VAUGHN?  

>>Jessica Vaughn: THANK YOU. AS USUAL I HAVE QUITE A FEW  QUESTIONS SO IF YOU CAN PAUSE MY TIME IN BETWEEN. FIRST THE SCHOLARSHIP EXPANSION. I WANT TO CLARIFY THAT THESE ARE ACTUAL TAXPAYER PUBLIC SCHOOL  DOLLARS NOW GOING TOWARD PRIVATE SCHOOL TUITION. THIS IS NOT SOME MONEY FROM THE  STATE THAT IS MAGICALLY PUT  ASIDE. THESE ARE DOLLARS THAT WOULD  NORMALLY COME TO TAXPAYER  DOLLARS FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION  GOING TO PRIVATE SCHOOLS FOR  PEOPLE THAT MAKE UP TO $100,000  A YEAR. THE QUESTION I HAD WITH THAT IS  WE WERE QUOTED AS -- I DIDN'T  UNDERSTAND THE $40 MILLION. IS THAT BASED ON THE PEOPLE WE  HAVE NOW ENROLLED THAT WE'RE  CURRENTLY USING OR ANTICIPATION  OF WHAT WE'D BE EXPECTING COMING DOWN THE ROAD?  

>> PAUSE MY TIME.  

>> MATT ROMANO, I BELIEVE THAT'S THE CURRENT NUMBERS, BUT YEAH. .  

>> THAT FIGURE IS BASED ON  STUDENTS THAT ALREADY EXITED THE DISTRICT. SO THEY'RE USING THE FEFP. AND WE HAVE A HARD COUNT OF HOW  MANY STUDENTS EXERCISED THE  FAMILY EMPOWERMENT SCHOLARSHIP. AS I SAID, FOUR TIMES A YEAR WE  GET A STATE FILE AND HAVE TO  MAKE SURE THE STUDENTS THAT THE  STATE IS CLAIMING ARE ENROLLED  IN A PRIVATE SCHOOL THROUGH  FAMILY EMPOWERMENT, THAT THEY'RE NOT, YOU KNOW, ENROLLED WITH US. WE DO CATCH ERRORS AND AGAIN,  THAT'S ONE OF THE CONCERNS WE  HAVE. NOW IT'S 100%. THAT 5% WAS USED IN THE DISTRICT FOR THE STAFF TO RECONCILE THAT. IT HELPED OFFSET SOME OF THAT.  

>> SO THE NUMBER COULD TRIPLE OR DOUBLE. IS THERE A CAP ON IT?  

>> THERE IS A CAP ON THE NUMBER  OF STUDENTS PER YEAR. IT'S APPROXIMATELY 22,000.  

>> STATEWIDE, YEAH.  

>> I KNOW THEY RAISED IT BUT I  HAVEN'T HEARD OF US REACHING THE CAP. STATEWIDE. NEVER HEARD, YOU KNOW, AND I  TALKED TO PEOPLE FROM THE  SCHOLARSHIP FUNDING  ORGANIZATIONS IN TERMS OF  STUDENTS BEING -- OR FAMILIES  BEING TOLD THEY WERE ON A WAIT  LIST.  

>> OKAY. THANK YOU. APPRECIATE THAT. JUST TO PUT THAT IN CONTEXT $40  MILLION IF WE HAD INSTRUCTIONAL  STAFF MAKING $60,000 A YEAR  THAT'S OVER 660 INSTRUCTIONAL  STAFF MEMBERS THAT WE COULD BE  LOSING BASED ON THE $40 MILLION. THE NEXT THING I WANTED TO ASK  IS SINCE WE WERE TALKING ABOUT  1028, THE CHARTER SCHOOL ONE, WE TALKED ABOUT ADMINISTRATIVE FEES AND WHETHER WE COULD LOSE THOSE  BASED ON WHETHER THEY GO THROUGH A COLLEGE OR UNIVERSITY. IF THEY GO THROUGH THE COLLEGE  OR UNIVERSITY AND PAY THE  ADMINISTRATIVE FEE, DOES THAT  LEAVE US TO PROVIDE THE SERVICES WE PROVIDE TO THE CHARTER  SCHOOLS WAITED THAT  ADMINISTRATION FEE?  

>> NO. IF THEY CHOOSE TO GO WITH AN  ALTERNATE AUTHORIZER THAT  ALTERNATE AUTHORIZER IS THE LEA, THE LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCY AND  THEY'LL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR  AUTHORIZING AND MONITORING SO  THEY WILL GET THE  ADMINISTRATIVE --  

>>  PROVIDING NURSES OR ESE  SUPPORT OR OTHER THINGS, THEY'RE ALL RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT?  

>> THAT IS CORRECT.  

>> DID THIS BILL LOWER THE  PERCENTAGE OVERALL FROM THE 2%  TO THE 1% OR DID I MISUNDERSTAND THAT?  

>> NO. I'M NOT -- IT DOESN'T CLARIFY  HOW MUCH OF ADMINISTRATIVE FEE  WOULD GO TO THE ALTERNATE  AUTHORIZER SO I DON'T HAVE THAT  ANSWER.  

>> OKAY. THE NEXT QUESTION I HAD WAS  THERE WAS THE RACIAL EQUITY  PIECE WHERE THEY SAID NOW  CHARTER SCHOOLVISE TO LOOK LIKE  RACIALLY AND ETHNICALLY THE  NEIGHBORHOODS THAT THEY'RE IN,  NOW THEY EXPANDED THAT TO WHERE  THEY DON'T NECESSARILY HAVE TO  STAY WEB THE GUIDELINES OF THE  NEIGHBORHOOD BUT WITHIN THE  COUNTY. SO TO PUT IT IN CONTEXT, A  SCHOOL IN EAST TAMPA WOULD HAVE  TO PROVIDE THE RACIAL AND EQUITY MAKE-UP OF A SCHOOL IN ODESSA. IT REALLY EXPANDS THE GUIDELINES TO WHAT THE CRITERIA HAS TO LOOK LIKE. IS THAT CORRECT?  

>> THAT IS CORRECT, BUT THEY CAN GO EVEN BEYOND COUNTY, ARE WE  TALKING THE ALTERNATE  AUTHORIZER?  

>> YES.  

>> YES. THEY CAN GO BEYOND THE COUNTY  LINES AND GO TONERIC -- GO TO  NEIGHBORING NEIGHBORHOODS, FOR  EXAMPLE, PINELLAS OR POLK.  

>> THE LAW ACTUALLY HAS WHERE A  UNIVERSITY AUTHORIZER COULD  SPONSOR A CHARTER SCHOOL  ANYWHERE IN THE STATE, A COLLEGE WOULD BE RESTRICTED TO THE  REGION. THE REGION NECESSARILY HASN'T  BEEN DEFINED.  

>> THEN I JUST WANTED CLARITY ON THE PART-TIME INSTRUCTION THAT  CHARTER SCHOOLS CAN NOW OFFER  AND THEN FINALLY, WHAT I SEE  HERE IS I KNOW THAT PREVIOUSLY  CHARTER SCHOOLS COULD HAVE A  PRIVATE DAY CARE TO ALLOW  CHILDREN ACCESS INTO THE CHARTER SCHOOLS AND THEY WOULDN'T HAVE  TO GO THROUGH THE LOTTERY  SYSTEM. FROM WHAT I'M READING HERE THIS  EXPANDS THAT CHARTER SCHOOLS CAN HAVE PARTNERSHIPS WITH ANY  PRIVATE DAY CARE. AND THAT GUARANTEES THEM A SPOT  IN THE CHARTER SCHOOL AND ALSO  THAT DEVELOPERS IF THERE IS A  COMMUNITY THAT A CHILD LIVES IN  WHERE THE DEVELOPER HAS  CONTRIBUTED TO THE CHARTER  SCHOOLS CAPITAL OUTLAY, THOSE  STUDENTS ALSO CAN AUTOMATICALLY  GO INTO THE CHARTER SCHOOL  BYPASSING THE LOTTERY SYSTEM. IT SEEMS TO ME IT'S REALLY  BYPASSING THE LOTTERY SYSTEM OF  KEEPING EQUITY WITHIN IT AND  ALLOWING MORE PRIVATIZATION TO  GO INTO CHARTER SCHOOLS. AM I UNDERSTANDING THAT  CORRECTLY?  

>> I GUESS THEY MAY PROVIDE  PREFERENCES IN THE LOTTERY  SYSTEM TO THE DAYCARE THAT THEY  GARMENTLY HAVE ON CAMPUS. I'M NOT QUITE SURE ABOUT THE  NEIGHBORHOOD DAYCARES. YEAH.  

>> NOT NEIGHBORHOOD BUT ANY  PRIVATE DAYCARE. SO IT COULD BE ANYONE THEY WANT  TO PARTNER WITH.  

>> I'LL LOOK INTO THAT.  

>> OKAY. AND I DON'T REALLY UNDERSTAND  THE VIRTUAL PART-TIME -- IS THAT SOMETHING WE CAN OFFER OR?  

>> FOR THE --  

>>  1020 OR 128?  

>> OKAY. SO CURRENTLY WE DO HAVE ONE  VIRTUAL CHARTER SCHOOL THAT  PROVIDES FULL-TIME INSTRUCTION. THEY COULD POTENTIALLY PROVIDE  PART-TIME INSTRUCTION JUST LIKE  FLBS AND HBS DOES TO STUDENTS. AT THIS POINT THEY'RE CHOOSING  NOT TO DO THAT.  

>>Jessica Vaughn: OKAY. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. APPRECIATE IT.  

>>Lynn Gray: THOSE ARE VERY  GREAT POINTS AND MEMBER VAUGHN,  WE'RE REMINDED AND I KNOW THAT  MS. DAVIS SAID WE'RE STILL DOING THE TECHNICAL ASSISTANT PAPERS  SO THESE BILLS ARE STILL BEING  DEVELOPED SO SOME OF THOSE  QUESTIONS, WE CAN'T ANSWER JUST  YET. RIGHT? SO AT ANY RATE. ALL RIGHT. MEMBER --  

>>  IF YOU MAY, MAY I SPEAK  BRIEFLY. I WANTED TO RESPOND QUICKLY TO  MEMBER WASHINGTON ABOUT THE COST OF LITIGATION. HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY HAS NOT HAD  A HISTORY OF REALLY DENYING  CHARTER SCHOOLS. WE FOMENT BEEN INVOLVED IN A LOT OF LITIGATION BUT MR. GIBSON DID RESEARCH. PALM BEACH COUNTY WAS ORDERED TO PAY A CHARTER SCHOOL $75,000  AFTER A LOSS IN 2019. SO THAT WOULD BE A ROUGH  ESTIMATE PER SCHOOL. WE HAVEN'T HAD A HISTORY HERE IN HILLSBOROUGH, BUT BASED ON  MR. GIBSON'S RESEARCH IN PALM  BEACH, THAT'S A BALLPARK  ESTIMATE   

>>Lynn Gray: DEFINITELY AN  IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION. THANK YOU, MR. PORTER. MEMBER VAUGHN? I MEAN, MEMBER -- COMBS.  

>>Nadia Combs: THANK YOU. I THINK IT'S PERFECT TIMING  BECAUSE I THINK TALKING ABOUT  THE COST OF LITIGATION, IT'S  IMPORTANT WE DON'T CONTINUE TO  APPROVE CHARTERS BECAUSE OF THE  FEAR OF LITIGATION. THAT'S WHY MANY DISTRICTS ACROSS THE AREA, EVEN IN PINELLAS,  VOLUSIA, THEY DON'T HAVE THE  NUMBER OF CHARTER SCHOOLS  BECAUSE THEY FOUGHT AGAINST THE  CHARTER SCHOOLS. WHEN YOU LOOK AT LITIGATION, IF  WE HAVE TO SPEND MONEY ON  LITIGATION AND STOP FIVE OR SIX  CHARTERS FROM COMING HERE, WE'RE SAVING THE DISTRICT MILLIONS AND MILLIONS OF DOLLARS. SO I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT THAT  WHEN WE START TALKING ABOUT A  BOARD, WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE  FEAR OF LITIGATION AND THAT'S  WHY WE'RE GOING TO APPROVE  CHARTERS THAT ARE WHEN YOU LOOK  AT A LOT OF DATA WE'RE  DISCUSSING THIS AFTERNOON AND  RESEARCH THAT WILL BRING, I  THINK WE NEED TO STOP BEING  FEARFUL AND INTIMIDATED OF  APPROVING CHARTERS JUST BECAUSE  OF LITIGATION. I THINK THAT'S WHY WE HAVE 55  AND CONTINUE TO HAVE THEM  BECAUSE OF THAT IDEA. I THINK $75,000 COMPARED TO  MILLIONS OF DOLLARS OUTWEIGHS IT BY FAR. I WANTED TO MAKE THAT COMMENT. IN ADDITION TO THAT, WHEN WE  TALK ABOUT THE NOTIFICATION OF  THE MCKAY SCHOLARSHIPS, I WANTED TO FIND OUT HOW ARE WE SUPPOSED  TO NOTIFY IT? DOES IT HAVE TO BE BY ROBO CALL  OR WHICH WAY SHOULD THOSE  NOTIFICATIONS COME OUT?  

>> MATT WILL COME UP HERE TO  TALK. HE HAS BEEN DOING THAT. I BELIEVE IT DOESN'T NECESSARILY SPECIFY -- BY TEXT BY, YOU KNOW, U.S. MAIL OR ANYTHING. JUST A NOTIFICATION IS REQUIRED  AND, MATT, YOU CAN EXPLAIN IN  THE PAST.  

>> IN THE PAST SO MCKAY AND  GARDNER HAS BEEN OPERATED  THROUGH THE ESE DEPARTMENT. IN SCHOOL CHOICE WE HAVE TAKEN  THE RESPONSIBILITY FOR FAMILY  EMPOWERMENT. WE HAVE DONE THE NOTIFICATION BY PHONE. WE DO IT USUALLY IN THE EVENING. AND AGAIN, AS I STATED  PREVIOUSLY, WE DO COMPLY WITH  STATUTE. WE ONLY NOTIFY THE FAMILIES THAT WE'RE REQUIRED TO NOTIFY. IN THIS CASE FOR FAMILY  EMPOWERMENT IT'S THE STUDENTS  WHO ARE ELIGIBLE FOR FREE AND  REDUCED LUNCH. SO WE RECEIVE THAT LIST FROM THE STUDENT NUTRITION. AS FOR THE MCKAY, I BELIEVE THEY NOTIFY IN THE SPRING OR HAVE  BECAUSE THE TIMELINES MAY HAVE  BEEN DIFFERENT. NOW EVERYTHING WILL BE  STREAMLINED. AND THEY HAVE DONE IT IN THE  PAST BY LETTER BUT IT DOESN'T  SPECIFY HOW YOU NOTIFY. YOU CAN DO IT BY E-MAIL OR TEXT  OR MULTIPLE WAYS. IN BOTH CASES WE CHOOSE ONE WAY  TO DO THAT. NOW IN OPPOSITION FOR SCHOOL  CHOICE AND MAGNET, WE'RE OPEN  FOR THE APPLICATION PERIOD OR  RESULTS ARE AVAILABLE, WE NOTIFY THREE WAYS. PHONE CALL, E-MAIL, AND TEXT.  

>>Nadia Combs: OKAY. I THINK THAT'S SOMETHING WE  MAYBE NEED TO CONTINUE TO LOOK  AT AND MAKE SURE WE'RE GOING TO  CONTACT THEM AND HOW OFTEN, JUST ONCE A YEAR?  

>> THE NEW LAW REQUIRES BY  JANUARY 1, FOR STUDENTS WHO ARE  ELIGIBLE UNDER MCKAY, GARDNER OR THE FAMILY EMPOWERMENT INCOME  THAT THEY HAVE TO BE NOTIFIED  AND WE'LL DO THAT, AGAIN,  TOWARDS JANUARY 1. SO IN THE PAST, FOR FAMILY  EMPOWERMENT IT WAS APRIL 1. WE HAVE DONE THAT EVERY YEAR. INCLUDING LAST YEAR WITH THE  PANDEMIC.  

>>Nadia Combs: OKAY. THANK YOU SO MUCH. THEN I HAD A QUESTION FOR YOU,  (INAUDIBLE). ON SB1028 WITH THE EDUCATION  SCHOOL HOPE, ARE YOU SAYING NOW  THEY HAVE TO SUBMIT JUST  ANNUALLY THEIR FINANCIAL  STATEMENTS?  

>> NO. THEY GET AUDITED YEARLY. LIKE, ALL THE OTHER CHARTER  SCHOOLS. HOWEVER, THE FINANCIALS, A  REGULAR CHARTER SCHOOL PROVIDES  US WITH MONTHLY FINANCIALS. HIGH PERFORMING QUARTERLY AS  WELL. BUT THE DIFFERENCE WITH THE  SCHOOL -- THIS BILL IS THAT THE  SCHOOLS OF HOPE WOULD HAVE TO  PROVIDE US WITH ONE QUARTERLY  FINANCIAL THAT INCLUDES ALL  THEIR SCHOOLS AND CURRENTLY IN  AUGUST, WE'LL HAVE TWO  OPERATING, TWO SCHOOLS SO EVERY  QUARTER WE'LL RECEIVE A  FINANCIAL -- THANK YOU. FINANCIALS THAT ENCOMPASS BOTH  SCHOOLS COMBINED AND NOT  SEPARATE.  

>>Nadia Combs: OKAY. THE SCHOOLS OF HOPE, THE IDEA OF PUBLIC SCHOOLS OPENING, THE TWO  SCHOOLS THIS YEAR WE DIDN'T  APPROVE, WASN'T THERE  INFORMATION TWO WEEKS AGO IN THE NEWSPAPER THAT THE CEO AND CFO  WERE BOTH LET GO DUE TO  FINANCIAL INAPPROPRIATE FUNDING? IT WAS ALL OVER THE NATIONAL  NEWS?  

>> THAT WAS IN THE NEWS.  

>>Nadia Combs: OKAY. I WANTED TO MAKE AWARE OF, YOU  KNOW, THE VOTERS AND PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THAT WE HAVE TO TAKE THE TWO SCHOOLS AND IF THEY LOOK  THAT UP, YOU'LL SEE THAT  RECENTLY THE CEO AND CFO WERE  FIRED TWO WEEKS AGO AS WELL AS  TWO YEARS AGO, THE CEO WAS FIRED AND PAID OUT $900,000. I THINK PEOPLE NEED TO BE MADE  AWARE OF WHAT WE'RE DEALING WITH IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY.  

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MEMBER  COMBS. PERSPECTIVE TO WHAT MR. PORTER  SAID, 75,000 FOR LEGAL ON THE  FACE OF APPROXIMATELY ESTIMATED  $254 MILLION PER YEAR THAT WE  LOSE FROM THE FTE FOR CHARTER  SCHOOLS. THAT WOULD PUT IT IN  PERSPECTIVE. WRITE IT DOWN AND YOU CAN DO A  RATIO. MEMBER PEREZ?  

>>Karen Perez: THANK YOU. ON PAGE 8, YOU SAY POTENTIAL  LOSS OF ADMINISTRATIVE FEES. CAN YOU GIVE US, LIKE, AN IDEA  OF WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE?  

>> SO ALL CHARTER SCHOOLS THAT  ARE NOT HIGH PERFORMING,  WE -- WE RETAIN 5% OF THEIR  FEFP. SO WE PAY THEM -- THE FUNDS COME FROM THE STATE. WE BASICALLY RETAIN 5% OF THOSE  FUNDS TO COVER THE COST OF  AUTHORIZING AND  NOT -- AUTHORIZING BUT  MONITORING DUTIES AND  RESPONSIBILITIES BY STATUTE. WE HAVE EIGHT HIGH-PERFORMING  SCHOOLS BECAUSE THEY'RE DEEMED  HIGH PERFORMING, THEY  ONLY -- THEY'RE REDUCED TO 2% SO WE RETAIN 2% OF THAT. I DON'T THINK I HAVE NUMBERS  RIGHT NOW BUT WE'RE LOOKING AT,  I BELIEVE, $3 MILLION EVERY  YEAR. OF ADMINISTRATIVE FEES.  

>>Karen Perez: AND IF  THE -- LET'S SAY, FOR INSTANCE,  THE SCHOOLS GO TO THE  UNIVERSITIES OR, YOU KNOW, IF  THE SCHOOLS FOLD OR GO INTO  BANKRUPTCY, WHO WOULD BE  RESPONSIBILITY AT THAT POINT? WHO WOULD BE THE RESPONSIBLE  PARTY, THE OVERSEER OR THE  ENTITY WHO WOULD BE THE ONE  HAVING THE CHARTER SCHOOL OR  KEEPING THE CHARTER SCHOOL  ACCOUNTABLE IF THEY FALL BELOW  GRADE LEVEL OR THEY BECOME LOW  PERFORMING?  

>> THE ALTERNATE AUTHORIZER SO  IT WOULD BE A STATE UNIVERSITY  OR STATE COLLEGE. THEY WOULD BE RESPONSIBLE TO  MONITOR ALL THOSE FACETS OF THE  STATUTE. THE ONLY DIFFERENCE THAT I FOUND IN THE 1028 AND AS MEMBER GRAY  SAYS, WE DON'T HAVE A TECHNICAL  ASSISTANT PAPER YET BUT THE ONLY DIFFERENCE I FOUND IS THAT THE  FEFP -- THE WAY OF CALCULATING  THE FEFP AND ADMINISTRATIVE FEES WILL BE DIFFERENT THAN OURS AND  I'M NOT QUITE SURE WHY IT WILL  BE DIFFERENT AND WHAT IT WILL  LOOK LIKE. THAT QUESTION -- I HAVE POSED  THE QUESTION TO THE DOE FOR MORE INFORMATION.  

>>Karen Perez: HOW MANY SCHOOLS  APPROXIMATELY -- HOW MANY  CHARTER SCHOOLS SINCE THE  PROCESS STARTED HAVE CLOSED DOWN HERE IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY?  

>> SINCE --  

>>  I THINK WE HAVE A DOCUMENT  WITH THAT INFORMATION. DO YOU WANT TO FOLLOW-UP AFTER?  

>> YES. I CAN FOLLOW UP. WE HAVE CLOSED SCHOOLS BEFORE. MOST RECENTLY IT WAS COMMUNITY  CHARTER SCHOOL JUST A COUPLE  YEARS AGO. YES.  

>>Karen Perez: IT'S BEEN DUE TO  THE LOW PERFORMING.  

>> FINANCES -- BUT IF BY STATUTE THEY RECEIVE TWO F'S IN A ROW WE CLOSE THEM. THAT'S BY STATUTE. THAT'S AN EGGS  EASY CLOSURE. THE MOST COMMON, WE CLOSED  FLORIDA VIRTUAL ACADEMY ABOUT  FIVE YEARS AGO AND THAT WAS FOR  SEVERAL REASONS. IT WAS FOR THEIR BOARD DWINDLED  DOWN TO ONE, MAYBE TWO PEOPLE  OFF AND ON SO THEY DIDN'T HAVE  AN OPERATING GOVERNING BOARD. THEIR FINANCES, USUALLY IF  THEY'RE IN A DETRIMENTAL  FINANCIAL SITUATION, WE HAVE  TO -- IT'S NOT IMMEDIATE. WE HAVE TO DOCUMENT. WE HAVE TO PROVIDE THEM WITH A  WAY OF CURING THEIR FINANCES. EVEN FINANCIALLY, THERE IS A WAY FOR THE SCHOOL TO IMPROVE, WE  HAVE TO GIVE THEM DUE PROCESS  AND GIVE THEM TIME BUT USUALLY  IT'S FINANCES AND ACADEMICS THAT THOSE ARE THE TWO MAIN REASONS.  

>>Karen Perez: I JUST WANT THAT  OUT FOR THE PUBLIC TO  UNDERSTAND.  

>> ABSOLUTELY.  

>>Karen Perez: THERE HAS BEEN  SOME CLOSURES HERE IN  HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY.  

>> YES.  

>>Karen Perez: AND THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR THAT INFORMATION. MY NEXT QUESTION IS ON THE  FAIRNESS IN WOMEN'S SPORTS ACT. THIS IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE, YOU  KNOW, JUNE IS LGBT MONTH. AND, YOU KNOW, FOR THIS BILL TO  BE PUT IN PLACE IS, YOU KNOW,  I'M JUST -- I HAVE AN ISSUE WITH THIS. SO WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR STUDENTS  HERE IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY WHO  ARE CURRENTLY TRANSITIONING?  

>> ACCORDING TO THIS BILL, THEY  WOULD HAVE TO PLAY THE SPORT  ACCORDING TO WHAT THEIR BIRTH  CERTIFICATES STATES.  

>>Karen Perez: WHAT IF THEIR  BIRTH CERTIFICATE IS BEING  CHANGED?  

>> I DON'T HAVE AN ANSWER TO  THAT. WE'RE WAITING ON THE TECHNICAL  ASSISTANCE PAPERS THAT WILL  PROBABLY ADDRESS THAT AS WELL.  

>>Karen Perez: OKAY. BECAUSE IF THEY'RE TRANSITIONING THEY HAVE THEIR FAMILIES AND  THEY WOULD HAVE THE SUPPORT OF  HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY BECAUSE OUR  STUDENTS HERE IN HILLSBOROUGH  COUNTY SHOULD BE TOTALLY  SUPPORTED NO MATTER WHERE AND  WHO THEY ARE. SO IN THEIR TRANSITIONING, THAT  IS AN IMPORTANT QUESTION.  

>> I WOULD SAY I'LL TAKE THE  LEAD OF WHATEVER THE DISTRICT  DECIDES.  

>> CURRENTLY THE LANGUAGE SAYS  -- THIS IS WHAT THE LANGUAGE  SAYS RIGHT NOW. WE DON'T HAVE ANY FURTHER  GUIDANCE AT THIS POINT. THE ORDER SAYS FOR PURPOSES OF  THIS SECTION A STATEMENT OF A  STUDENT'S BIOLOGICAL SEX ON THE  STUDENT'S OFFICIAL BIRTH  CERTIFICATE IS CONSIDERED TO  HAVE CORRECTLY STATED THE  BIOLOGICAL SEX AT BIRTH IF THE  STATEMENT WAS FILED AT OR NEAR  THE TIME OF THE STUDENT'S BIRTH. THAT WOULD LEAD ME THAT THEY'D  GO BACK TO THE ORIGINAL BIRTH  CERTIFICATE BUT WE DON'T HAVE  ANY FURTHER GUIDANCE AT THIS  POINT FROM THE GUIDANCE. I'D READ THIS TO MEAN THAT EVEN  IF THEY'RE TRANSITIONING AND  SOMEHOW THEY HAD A LEGAL ACTION  TO CHANGE THE BIRTH CERTIFICATE, THE SCHOOLS WOULD STILL HAVE TO  LOOK AT THE ORIGINAL BIRTH  CERTIFICATE BUT THAT'S TO BE  DECIDED.  

>>Karen Perez: OKAY. IF YOU COULD GET BACK WITH ME ON THAT.  

>> WE'LL CONTINUE TO -- SORRY. WE'LL CONTINUE TO LOOK AND WORK  WITH THE HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATION AS WELL. (OFF MICROPHONE)   

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MEMBER  PEREZ. IN REGARDS TO THE SCHOOL  CLOSINGS, WE HAVE TWO  WITHDRAWALS AND TWO DENIALS  WHICH WE HAVEN'T HAD BEFORE IN  MANY, MANY YEARS. SO THAT'S OCCURRING AS WE SPEAK. GOOD MORNING, MEMBER SNIVELY. YOU'RE NEXT.  

>>Melissa Snively: WOW. THAT'S LOUD. SO THE ONLY THINGS I HAD TO SAY, FIRST, WERE THANK YOU TO  MS. DAVIS. I THINK YOU DID A GREAT JOB  KEEPING US INFORMED THROUGHOUT  THE SESSION PRIOR TO A LOT OF  PREPARATION AND COMMUNICATION, A LOT OF OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO  HAVE OPEN DIALOGUE WITH OUR OWN  REPRESENTATIVES AND MEMBERS OF  THE LEGISLATURE AND DELEGATION  SO THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HARD  WORK. VERY THOROUGH AND IMPRESSIVE  AMOUNT OF WORK YOU HAVE  SUCCEEDED IN PRESENTING TO THE  BOARD AND THE SCHOOL DISTRICT. THE ONLY OTHER ISSUE I WANTED TO ADDRESS WAS JUST A COMMENT FROM  MS. COMBS A LITTLE EARLIER ABOUT THE FEAR OF LITIGATION AND I'D  LIKE TO SAY THAT I DON'T -- IN  MY OPINION, AS A BOARD MEMBER  FOR SEVERAL YEARS, IT IS NOT MY  OPINION THAT THE BOARD WAS EVER  FEARFUL OF LITIGATION AND  THEREFORE APPROVAL RATINGS FOR  CHARTER SCHOOLS WERE HIGHER. IT WAS REALLY BECAUSE THE  CHARTER SCHOOL APPLICATIONS WERE VETTED VERY THOROUGHLY THROUGH  THE CHARTER SCHOOL OFFICE AND  THERE WAS NEVER SUBSTANTIAL  INFORMATION OR EVIDENCE TO DENY  A CHARTER SCHOOL APPLICATION AND SO PERHAPS WE LOOK AT THE  PROCESS IN THE CHARTER SCHOOL  OFFICE IF BOARD MEMBERS ARE NOT  PLEASED WITH THE AMOUNT OF  CHARTER SCHOOLS THAT ARE COMING  TO THE BOARD FOR APPROVAL. IT CERTAINLY, WHEN THEY GOT TO  THE BOARD, FROM WHAT MY  RECOLLECTION HAS BEEN OVER TIME, DURING BOARD MEETINGS IS THAT  THERE IS NO -- THERE WAS NO FEAR OF LITIGATION FOR A REASON TO  APPROVE CHARTER SCHOOL  APPLICATIONS. IT WAS SIMPLY BECAUSE THEY HAD  BEEN VETTED THOROUGHLY AND THERE WAS NO REASON TO DENY THEM AND  TAKE THE RISK, THE FINANCIAL  RISK OF GOING TO COURT AND  PAYING COURT COSTS BECAUSE OF  PRINCIPAL BECAUSE OF -- OF A  CHARTER SCHOOL, WE MAY NOT, YOU  KNOW, A BOARD MEMBER MAY NOT  HAVE AGREED. I THINK BOARD MEMBERS VOTED  BASED ON THE INFORMATION AND  THEIR BELIEFS EVERY TIME THOSE  APPLICATIONS CAME TO A BOARD  MEETING. WE HAVE HAD BOARD MEMBERS THAT  VOTED AGAINST CHARTER SCHOOL  APPLICATIONS IN THE PAST. HOWEVER, MOST ALL OF THE BOARD  HAVE -- APLINATIONS HAVE BEEN  APPROVED BY THE BOARD JUST  BECAUSE OF THE THOROUGH VETTING  OF THOSE APPLICATIONS THROUGH  THE CHARTER SCHOOL OFFICE. AND NOT HAVING A REASON TO DENY  THEM, BUT AS MS. GRAY MENTIONED  EARLIER, YOU'LL SEE THAT FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE I'VE BEEN A  BOARD MEMBER, WE HAVE MORE  TRANSPARENCY THROUGH THE PROCESS ON THE AGENDA TODAY AS FAR AS  HAVING CHARTER SCHOOLS  RECOMMENDED FOR DENIAL BECAUSE  THAT'S SOMETHING THAT USUALLY  HAPPENED IN THE CHARTER SCHOOL  OFFICE PREVIOUS TO COMING TO  SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS. NOW WE'LL ACTUALLY GET TO SEE  THOSE APPLICATIONS AND HAVE A  BETTER MORE TRANSPARENT RECORD  OF CHARTER SCHOOLS THAT ARE NOT  BEING APPROVED NECESSARILY AND  IF WE HAVE, I MEAN, WE COULD  PROBABLY GO BACK FOR SEVERAL  YEARS AND TALLY UP THE CHARTER  SCHOOL APPLICATIONS THAT WERE  DENIED BEFORE THEY EVEN CAME TO  THE BOARD. I'D BE CURIOUS TO SEE HOW MANY  APPLICATIONS WE HAVE TURNED AWAY OR DENIED IN THE PAST, YOU KNOW, EIGHT OR TEN YEARS BECAUSE I  THINK YOU WOULD BE SURPRISED HOW MANY NEVER MADE IT TO THE BOARD  FOR APPROVAL. AM I CORRECT IN THAT?  

>> THAT'S CORRECT. WE DO HAVE THOSE NUMBERS AND  I'LL BE HAPPY TO GIVE YOU THAT  SLIDE. OUR PROCESS IN THE CHARTER  OFFICE ARE VERY THOROUGH, AGAIN, THE REVIEW TEAM IS ALWAYS MADE  WHETHER IT'S CONTRACT RENEWAL OR APPLICATION PROCESS, MADE UP OF  EXPERT STAFF IN THE DISTRICT. OUR PROCESSES ARE REALLY  THOROUGH. I, YOU KNOW, I HAVE TO ADVOCATE  FOR THOSE PROCESS BECAUSE THE  STAFF PUTS IN A LOT OF HOURS AND EVERYTHING THAT WE BRING TO THE  SUPERINTENDENT IS CAREFULLY  VETTED AND CAREFULLY DISCUSSED  AND ONE STEP WE DO PRIOR TO THAT IS CALL -- THE APPLICANT, IN  THIS CASE, AND SAY WE -- AND  THAT IS BY STATUTE WE HAVE TO  LET THEM KNOW WHETHER WE'RE  GOING TO DENY OR RECOMMEND  DENIAL OR APPROVAL. AT THAT POINT, THEY HAVE THE  CHOICE TO WITHDRAW SO MANY  CHOOSE TO WITHDRAW AND TONIGHT'S CASE, TWO CHOSE NOT TO WITHDRAW  SO WE JUST MOVE FORWARD WITH THE DENIAL.  

>>Melissa Snively: YEAH. SO IN MY OPINION, I REALLY DON'T BELIEVE THAT WE WOULD BE FEARFUL OF LITIGATION EXPENSES AS MUCH  AS WE JUST NEED TO CONCENTRATE  ON MAKING SURE THAT WE ARE VERY  TRANSPARENT ABOUT THE  APPLICATIONS THAT COME THROUGH  SO THE PUBLIC CAN SEE THAT WE  DON'T RUBBERSTAMP THE CHARTER  SCHOOL APPLICATIONS WHEN THEY  COME TO THE BOARD AND I THINK  ANY BOARD MEMBER WOULD BE  COMFORTABLE WITH DENYING AN  APPLICATION IF THERE WAS  EVIDENCE TO DENY THE APPLICATION WITHOUT FEAR OF LITIGATION. SO I JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY THAT AND HOPE THAT WE CAN CONTINUE TO BE TRANSPARENT ABOUT THE PROCESS AND HOW MANY APPLICATIONS ARE  COMING IN AND HOW MANY ARE  GETTING APPROVED AND DENIED SO  THE PUBLIC CAN SEE THAT WE  DON'T, LIKE I MENTIONED, WE  DON'T JUST RUBBER STAMP CHARTER  APPLICATIONS THAT COME THROUGH. SO THANK YOU.  

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MEMBER  SNIVELY. DR. HAHN? MEMBER HAHN?  

>>Stacy Hahn: THANK YOU. GOOD MORNING. I WANT TO START OFF ALSO  THANKING KRISTEN FOR THIS  WOND WONDERFUL PRESENTATION. YOU'RE NEW TO THE ROLE IN THE  LAST YEAR AND HAVE HALF AND YOU  HAVE REALLY DONE A WONDERFUL JOB AND ALWAYS FELT VERY  WELL-INFORMED DURING THE PROCESS SET DURING SESSION AND NEVER  BEFORE HAVE WE HAD SUCH A  COMPREHENSIVE BINDER. I LOVE BINDERS. THAT'S THE TEACHER IN ME. WE ALL LOVE BINDERS. I APPRECIATE THAT AND THANK YOU  TO YOUR STAFF TOO WHO HELPED. SO ONE, YOU KNOW, OBVIOUSLY  WE'RE HAVING A REALLY GOOD  CONVERSATION ABOUT CHARTERS, AND GIVEN THE -- TONIGHT'S AGENDA,  IT'S TIMELY. OBVIOUSLY AS MANY SAID, I  APPRECIATE MEMBER COMBS PASSION  AROUND CHARTERS AND SCHOOL  CHOICE. YOU'VE, YOU KNOW, YOU CLEARLY DO YOUR HOMEWORK AROUND THIS ISSUE  AND I APPRECIATE THAT. I APPRECIATE MEMBER SNIVELY'S  OVERVIEW HISTORICALLY ON HOW THE BOARD HAS MANAGED CHARTERS WHEN  THEY COME TO THE BOARD. IT'S A STRUGGLE. I THINK A LOT OF US -- ALL OF US WANT THE VERY BEST HIGH QUALITY  SCHOOLS OPERATING IN THIS  DISTRICT. I KNOW FOR ME, AND I'M NOT GOING TO SPEAK FOR ANYBODY ELSE, BUT  THERE ARE TIMES I DO FEEL  HANDCUFFED BY THE LEGISLATURE  AROUND MY DECISION MAKING WHEN  IT COMES TO CHARTERS. IT'S OBVIOUSLY AFTER THE  PRESENTATION THIS MORNING, IT'S  BECOMING MORE AND MORE DIFFICULT TO MAKE THE BEST DECISIONS AS A  SCHOOL BOARD FOR OUR DISTRICT. AND SO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT  DENYING APPLICATIONS, IN THE  PAST, I'VE ALWAYS BEEN VERY  CONCERNED ABOUT THE COST OF THAT BECAUSE ESPECIALLY NOW, WE'RE IN A VERY FINANCIALLY CHALLENGING  SITUATION AND WE HAVE ALL SET  FROM THE DEUS EVERY DOLLAR,  EVERY PENNY COUNTS SO THE  $75,000 IS NOT A LOT COMPARED TO 200 -- RIGHT. 75,000 FOR THE COST OF  LITIGATION DOESN'T SEEM LIKE A  LOT COMPARED TO WHAT WE'RE  LOSING, BUT IT IS SIGNIFICANT  GIVEN OUR CHALLENGES. I GUESS, YOU KNOW, WHEN I  APPROACH THIS, I TALK TO OUR  LEGAL TEAM AND ASK ABOUT STATE  STATUTE. IF I DENY THIS APPLICATION, CAN  I TIE IT BACK TO A STATE  STATUTE. BECAUSE UNFORTUNATELY THE STATE  STATUTES LEAN MORE TOWARD THE  CHARTERS SO IT'S DIFFICULT TO  DENY AND WIN UNLESS YOU CAN TIE  IT TO A STATE STATUTE. IF YOU DON'T DO THAT, IF YOU  CAN'T DO THAT, THEN YOU'RE GOING INTO IT BASED ON MAYBE TO SHOW  YOUR MUSCLE OR PRINCIPLE AND  $75,000 IS A LOT IF YOU CAN'T GO INTO IT KNOWING YOU CAN TIE IT  TO A STATE STATUTE AND HAVE A  FAIR OPPORTUNITY TO WIN THE  LITIGATION. THAT'S CONCERNING TO ME. I'D LIKE TO KNOW THAT AS A BOARD IF WE'RE REALLY MOVING IN THE  DIRECTION OF WANTING TO DENY  CHARTERS COMING TO US, WE NEED  TO BE ENGAGING IN CONVERSATIONS  WITH OUR LEGAL TEAM TO BE ABLE  TO LEGITIMATELY TIE IT TO A  STATE STATUTE. OTHERWISE IF WE CAN'T DO THAT,  AND WE KNOW WE'RE GOING INTO IT  TO LOSE, WE'RE NOT BEING  FISCALLY RESPONSIBLE. 75,000, 20,000, 13,000, TWO  MILLION. WHATEVER THE AMOUNT IS, IT'S A  TEACHER'S SALARY. SO I HOPE THOSE CONVERSATIONS  ARE HAPPENING INDIVIDUALLY IF  THAT'S THE ROUTE YOU'RE GOING  IN. ALSO, I JUST WANT TO CLARIFY  SOME THINGS ON THE  ADMINISTRATION FEES. AND LAWSUITS. IF WE CHALLENGE AND GO INTO A  LAWSUIT, AND WE LOSE, WE PAY OUR FEE WHICH COULD BE 75,000,  100,000, WE JUST DON'T KNOW. THAT'S A GUESS. WE PAY THE CHARTER SCHOOL'S  LEGAL FEE. AND WE LOSE A PERCENTAGE ON  EVERY SINGLE CHARTER WE  ADMINISTER. IS THAT CORRECT? AM I UNDERSTANDING THE LAW NOW  RIGHT? I'M TRYING TO GET A LITTLE  CLARITY ON THAT.  

>> YOU'RE ACCURATE. FOR INSTANCE, WITH PALM BEACH,  THE DISTRICT HAD TO PAY OUT  $75,000 TO THE CHARTER SCHOOL. THAT DOESN'T TAKE INTO ACCOUNT  THE LEGAL FEES. YOU COULD ASSUME THAT'S ANOTHER  20,000 OR 40,000 DOLLARS. IF WE LOSE OR THE DISTRICT  LOSES, AND WE DECIDE NOT TO COME INTO COMPLIANCE, THAT'S WHEN THE PENALTY COMES IN AND REDUCED TO  1%.  

>>Melissa Snively: WHEN YOU SAY  COME INTO COMPLIANCE, ALLOW THEM TO OPERATE.  

>> THAT'S THE PENALTY IF WE  DON'T DO THAT.  

>>Melissa Snively: UNDER THE OLD OR NEW LAW?  

>> BOTH.  

>>Melissa Snively: OKAY. I JUST WANT CLARITY BECAUSE I  THINK IT'S IMPORTANT ESPECIALLY  DENYING MORE THAN ONE AT A TIME  AND GOING INTO MULTIPLE  LAWSUITS, AND I UNDERSTAND THE  FTE LOSS --.  

>>Stacy Hahn: I DO. IT'S HUGE. BUT AGAIN, GOING INTO A LAWSUIT  WITHOUT DOING OUR DUE DILIGENCE  WITH OUR LEGAL TEAM TO MAKE SURE THAT THESE ARE TIED TO STATE  STATUTES AND WE HAVE AT LEAST A  FIGHTING CHANCE, IF WE'RE NOT  DOING THAT, AND WE'RE JUST  DENYING IT ON PRINCIPLE, I DON'T BELIEVE IT'S FISCALLY  RESPONSIBLE. I DO BELIEVE WE NEED TO WORK  MORE ON THE ACCOUNTABILITY PIECE AND POLICY AROUND ACCOUNTABILITY IN THIS DISTRICT AND I THINK,  YOU KNOW, THAT WILL AT LEAST  ALLOW US TO HOLD FEET TO THE  FIRE AND MAKE SURE WE'RE  OPERATING HIGH QUALITY PROGRAMS  IN OUR DISTRICT. SO, YOU KNOW, I JUST WANT US TO  UNDERSTAND THE FINANCIAL  IMPLICATIONS AND I THINK THERE  IS A PATH TO DENY CHARTERS. IF YOU -- IF YOU CLOSELY LOOK AT THE STATE STATUTES. BUT IF THERE IS NOT TO GO DOWN  THAT PATH, IT CAN BE, YOU KNOW,  A LITTLE RECKLESS FINANCIALLY. SO THOSE ARE MY CONCERNS. I AGREE WITH MEMBER SNIVELY. WE SHOULDN'T BE AFRAID -- AND  MEMBER COMBS. WE SHOULDN'T BE APROVIDE TO  CHALLENGE CHARTER SCHOOL  APPLICATIONS OR CHARTER SCHOOL,  YOU KNOW, AT ANY STAGE OF THE  APPLICATION. BUT WE NEED TO BE VERY STRATEGIC ON HOW WE DO THAT TO MAKE SURE  T THAT, YOU KNOW, WE ARE -- MAKING CONSIDERATIONS THAT DON'T HAVE  DETRIMENTAL FINANCIAL IMPACT SO  I APPRECIATE IT. THANK YOU SO MUCH.  

>>Lynn Gray: VERY WELL SAID. I'LL JUST HAVE A COMMENT HERE  AND I THINK WE HAVE ONE MORE  QUESTION FROM MEMBER WASHINGTON  AND MEMBER VAUGHN. I THINK JUST LISTENING TO  EVERYONE, AND MEMBER SNIVELY  KNOWS THE HISTORY OF ME DENYING  CHARTER SCHOOLS MOSTLY BECAUSE  IT WAS NOT REPRESENTATIVE OF THE DIVERSITY THAT I FELT WAS  NECESSARY. I KNOW THAT YOU AND I, WE WORKED TOGETHER ON A LOT OF THINGS BUT  WHEN WE DON'T HAVE THE ECONOMIC  ADVANTAGE OF T THE -- DISADVANTAGED FOLKS AND  ELL NOT BEING REPRESENTSED AND  FREE AND REDUCED LUNCHES AND THE GIFTED POPULATION, AND WHEN  THERE IS NO TRANSPORTATION, IT  DOES OCCUR THAT WE HAVE A  SEGREGATION OF OUR STUDENTS. JUST BY DEFAULT, RIGHT? SO I THINK IN THE FUTURE, WE  WILL SEE A DEFINITE SEGREGATION. THERE IS NO QUESTION. WHAT I THINK FOR THE BOARD AND  I'M LISTENING CLOSELY TO MEMBER  HAHN, I THINK THIS BOARD -- WE  HAVE NOT VERY -- I THINK A LOT  OF US AGREE ON MANY THINGS. WE NEED TO HAVE A STRATEGIC,  USING YOUR WORD, SCHOOL CHOICE  MEETING AND THE REASON I SAY  THAT IS BECAUSE IF IN FACT THE  APPROXIMATE VALUE OF 252 MILLION OF FTE BEING LOST WITH NINE  SCHOOLS IN ESSENCE WITH THE TWO  DE DENIALS AND TWO WITHDRAWALS, IF  252 OR 250 MILLION PER YEAR IS  BEING LOST, LET THAT SATURATE,  AND WE HAVE PUBLIC SCHOOL  DISTRICT TO RUN, AND IN THAT WE  HAVE ALREADY SCHOOL CHOICE  BEING -- IT'S THE MAGNET. IT'S THE IB. IT'S THE STEM SCHOOLS. WE HAVE A GREAT AND MATT ROMANO  IN CHARGE, A GREAT VENUE ALREADY OF SCHOOL CHOICE AND IN  ADDITION, WE HAVE CHARTER  SCHOOLS. EXCELLENT CHARTER SCHOOLS. PEPIN AND EVEN PATEL BECAUSE I  KNOW HE DOES A LOT FOR ALL THE  DISADVANTAGED KIDS AND ALSO WE  HAVE NOW THE BIRTH OF  SCHOLARSHIP SCHOOLS, PRIVE  SCHOOLS SO TO YOUR POINT, WE DO  NEED AS A BOARD TO MAKE AN  EVALLATORY SCHOOL AND TO MEMBER  COMBS, WAY BACK, WE NEED TO BE  IN CHARGE OF, YOU KNOW, THESE  TYPE OF SCHOOLS, WHAT KIND OF  CREDENTIALS DO WE WANT TO SEE  THESE SKILL SKOAL BOOZE -- THESE SCHOOLS BE FORMED OR SHOULD WE  SAY WE DON'T WANT -- HAVE EVERY  SCHOOL HAVE A DIFFERENT TOOL. I WANT US TO BE PROACTIVE AND  HAVE A WORKSHOP AND KEEP IN MIND THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE GOING ON. WE HAVE RIGHT NOW ROMAN ERA  DEVELOPMENT AND THIS IS THE CITY OF TAMPA, MANY OF THE DEVELOPERS ARE NOW HAVING A SCHOOL INSIDE  THEIR DEVELOPMENT AND THAT  HAPPENS TO BE RIGHT DOWNTOWN. THEY ARE PLANNING TO ABSOLUTELY  CONSIDER TAKING AWAY FROM JUST  IN STUART, DO WE KNOW ABOUT IT? NO. MR. FARKAS HAS NO CLUE. THE PROBLEM IS LAND DEVELOPERS  ALSO ARE FORMING JUST LIKE IN  PACIFICAL COUNTY AND  SUPERINTENDENT BROWNING AND AND  TALKED, THEY'RE ACTUALLY FORMING DEVELOPMENTS WHICH REALLY MAKES  SENSE WITH PUBLIX, RIGHT? THEY'RE PUTTING SCHOOLS IN  THERE. DO WE EVEN HAVE A HANDLE ON THAT YET? NO. WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO? SIT BACK AND WAIT FOR ALL THIS  TO HAPPEN AND THANK YOU,  DR. DELAINE. YOU DID AN EXCELLENT JOB AND  YOU'RE VERY WELL SPOKEN, BY THE  WAY. AND KRISTEN, YOU'RE ON THE SPOT. BUT THE POINT IS WE HAVE TO BE  ON THE SPOT. WE HAVE THE MINDS IN THIS BOARD  RIGHT NOW AND NOT ONLY BE  PROACTIVE AND STRATEGIC BUT  PLAN, SUPERINTENDENT DAVIS,  WHERE ARE WE AS A DISTRICT AND  AS A BOARD, WHERE DO WE -- HOW  DO WE FIT IN? HOW DO WE FIT IN? DO WE JUST BE ON THE SIDELINES? AND SAY GOOD-BYE, PUBLIC  SCHOOLS. I KNOW WE HAVE TO GO TO  TALLAHASSEE, AND BY THE WAY, WE  WILL. AND WE NEED TO DO THAT OVER AND  OVER. WE NEED TO TELL THE PUBLIC THEY  NEED TO GET THEMSELVES UP THERE. AS A BOARD, SEVENTH LARGEST  SDRITH IN THE COUNTY, CAN'T WE  BE PROACTIVE AND START LOOKING  AT WHAT IS HAPPENING? AND SAY HEY, MAN, THIS IS HOW WE FEEL. THESE ARE SOME DEVELOPMENTAL  TOOLS WE FEEL NEED TO BE DONE  AND GET TO THE BILLS, TO THE  FLORIDA LEGISLATIVE FOLKS, OUR  WONDERFUL DELEGATION AND START  SHARING WITH THEM AND HAVE THEM  BE THOUGHT PARTNERS WITH US. OKAY, THIS IS THE REALITY. WE GOT IT. TALK TO COCHRAN. OKAY. YOU'RE TELLING US WHAT WE HAVE  TO DO. WE GOT IT. WHY DON'T WE AS A BOARD START  BECOMING MORE UNITED IN DEALING  WITH THE REALITIES VERSUS  WAITING FOR IT TO HAPPEN? I THINK I'M GOING TO CONCLUDE  WITH THAT. I PROBABLY WILL REQUEST A  WORKSHOP REGARDING THAT TONIGHT. JUST WANTED YOU TO THINK ABOUT  IT. I DON'T THINK ANY OF US MIND  HAVING THAT. I'LL FORMALIZE IT BUT I'D LIKE  TO HAVE YOUR THOUGHTS ON WHAT  YOU'D LIKE TO SEE IN THAT TYPE  OF WORKSHOP. THAT'S WHAT I WANT TO SHARE NOW. OTHER THAN THAT, I'LL GO AHEAD  AND PASS THE BATON. MEMBER WASHINGTON AND THEN  MEMBER VAUGHN AND THEN WE'LL GET INTO THE BEHAVIOR MANAGEMENT.  

>>Henry "Shake"Washington: THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR. CAN YOU HEAR ME? I'M GOOD? OKAY. GOOD. FIRST OF ALL, KRISTIN, THANK  YOU. YOU ALWAYS DO A GOOD JOB. DELAINE AND ALL THE PRESENTERS. IN FACT, AT THE SCHOOL BOARD  ASSOCIATION CONFERENCE, WE GAVE  A STANDING OVATION WHEN THEY  CALLED HER NAME AND I THINK SHE  WAS EMBARRASSED A LITTLE BIT. BUT, YOU KNOW, THAT'S OKAY. YOU DID A GREAT JOB SO WE HAD  FUN. ONE OF THE THINGS I WANT TO FIND OUT, WHENEVER WE DENY A CONTRACT RENEWAL, DO WE -- WHEN WE DENY  THE CONTRACT, SAY IF THE BOARD  SAYS NO, WE DON'T WANT TO HAVE  THAT CONTRACT WITH THIS  PARTICULAR SCHOOL, WHEN DO  THE -- THE SCHOOL SAID, WE'RE  GOING TO LITIGATION, WHEN DO THE SCHOOL CLOSE? THEY GO THROUGH LITIGATION  BEFORE THEY CLOSE?  

>> THAT'S CORRECT. YES.  

>>Henry "Shake"Washington: SO  DURING LITIGATION SCHOOL IS  STILL GOING ON. OKAY. I HAD A QUESTION ABOUT THAT. SOMEONE ASKED ME ABOUT DO THEY  CLOSE AT THAT PERIOD OF TIME. THAT'S THE QUESTION I NEEDED TO  KNOW. THEY GO THROUGH THE LITIGATION  BEFORE --  

>>  YEAH. WE WOULD HAVE TO EXTEND THE  EXISTING CONTRACT INSTEAD OF  RENEWING IT.  

>>Henry "Shake"Washington: OKAY.  

>> SO WE CAN SEND A 90-DAY  LETTER OF TERMINATION. DURING THE NIEBT DAYS, THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO APPEAL AND THEN OF  COURSE WE HAVE TO PREPARE AND  DEMONSTRATE INSTEAD OFNICATE  DEING THAT THE SCHOOL, WE HAVE  ENOUGH INFORMATION TO CLOSE THE  SCHOOL.  

>>Henry "Shake"Washington: OH,  OKAY. SO DURING THE PERIOD OF TIME,  WHEN IT'S GOING THROUGH, IT'S  STILL OPEN THOUGH.  

>> THAT IS CORRECT.  

>>Henry "Shake"Washington: OKAY. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU.  

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MEMBER  WASHINGTON. MEMBER VAUGHN?  

>>Jessica Vaughn: THANK YOU. I'LL TRY TO BE BRIEF. I WANT TO UPDATE TALKING ABOUT  THE PERCENTAGE OF FREE AND  REDUCED LUNCH WHO GET A CALL OR  NOTIFICATION OF THE SCHOLARSHIP  THAT WE'RE AT 60%. THANK YOU, MS. BROWN. 60% OF THE DISTRICT SO THOSE ARE PEOPLE WHO WILL BE NOTIFIED OF  THE SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY. THE QUESTIONS I HAD REALLY  QUICKLY WERE NUMBER ONE, AT THE  FSBA CONFERENCE, I WAS TALKING  WITH A LOT OF OTHER COUNTIES AND THEY SAID THERE IS A VERY LOW  PERCENTAGE IF WE DENY A CHARTER  SCHOOL THAT WE GO TO LITIGATION. IF WE COULD GET SOME STATS. I THINK WE'RE HAVING A QUESTION  THAT AS SOON AS THEY'RE DENIED  THE APPLICANTS AND CHARTER  SCHOOL WILL GO TO LITIGATION. I'D LIKE TO GET A PERCENTAGE OF  HOW MANY CHARTER SCHOOLS GO TO  LITIGATION ONCE THEY'VE BEEN  DENIED. SECONDLY WE'RE TALKING ABOUT  ONCE THE LAW HAS BEEN PASSED IF  WE LOST THE LITIGATION WE'D HAVE TO PAY THE COURT COST OF THE  CHARTER SCHOOL. THAT GOES INTO EFFECT AS OF  JULY. SO LET'S TAKE EXAMPLE IF WE HAVE CHARTER SCHOOLS WE'RE TALKING  ABOUT TONIGHT. IF WE DENY THOSE, LET'S SAY  TONIGHT, WOULD THAT JULY DATE  SUPERCEDE? BECAUSE WE'RE DENYING BEFORE  JULY, STATUTE WISE, WOULD WE  HAVE TO PAY FOR THE FEES OR  WHERE DOES THAT FALL ON THE  TIMELINE OF THINGS?  

>> THE ONES ON THE AGENDA  TONIGHT WOULDN'T GO INTO EFFECT  UNTIL JULY 1. THERE ARE STILL PENALTIES  ATTACHED --  

>>  BUT FROM WHAT WE KNOW WE  DON'T HAVE TO PAY THE FEES IF  THEY LOST.  

>> WE CAN GIVE YOU THE CURRENT  UPDATE ON THE STATUTE BUT IT'S  NOT THE ONE THAT GOES INTO JULY  1.  

>>Jessica Vaughn: THANK YOU. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT SAFE  GUARDING AND HAVING A  CONVERSATION GOING FORWARD ABOUT APPROVAL OF CHARTER SCHOOLS. NOW THAT THEY CAN BE APPROVED BY  COLLEGES OR UNIVERSITIES I'M  JUST WONDERING IF WE'RE  EXPECTING THE SHEER AMOUNT OF  APPLICATIONS TO COME BEFORE US. ARE THERE ADVANTAGES BEFORE  BRINGING TO LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD  VERSUS A STATE OR UNIVERSITY OR  WHAT ARE WE ANTICIPATING AS FAR  AS THE UPCOMING APPLICATIONS? ARE WE ANTICIPATING THEY'LL  STILL COME THROUGH THE DISTRICT? DOES ANYONE HAVE THOUGHTS ON  THAT?  

>>Addison Davis: THROUGH THE  CHAIR, SORRY. IT'S -- YEAH. FOR US IT'S TOO FRESH. WE KNOW THAT THERE IS A  RELATIONSHIP THAT HAVE BEEN  BUILT WITH SCHOOL DISTRICTS SO  SOME WILL CONTINUE TO DO, IF  THEY HAVE A HIGH APPROVAL  RATING, WE DO KNOW THAT  SOME -- POTENTIALLY THERE ARE  DENIED, WE'LL POTENTIALLY LOOK  AT LOCAL COLLEGES FOR A  DIFFERENT AVENUE OR LENS OR  TRANSITION INTO DIFFERENT  UNIVERSITIES. THEY MAY HAVE INDEPENDENT  RELATIONSHIPS WITH. YOU KNOW, THIS IS OPENLY AN  UNFORTUNATE BILL PASSED FOR  SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND REALLY  TAKES THE ONUS FROM A LOCAL  PERSPECTIVE FOR US TO REVIEW,  HOLD ACCOUNTABILITY AND  TRANSITION OUT TO OTHER  DISTRICTS OR UNIVERSITIES AND  COLLEGES OR UNIVERSITIES  THROUGHOUT THE STATE. WE'LL CONTINUE TO MONITOR IT. AS WE CONTINUE TO MEET WITH THE  SUPERINTENDENT ASSOCIATION,  WE'LL CONTINUE TO IDENTIFY HOW  MANY, YOU KNOW, CHARTER SCHOOLS  ARE BRANCHING OUTSIDE OF THE  SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND WHAT THE  APPROVAL AND DENY PROCESS LOOKS  LIKE AS WELL. I THINK IT'S REALLY FRESH BUT  YOU CAN SEE EVERYONE WE DENY  THAT WILL POTENTIALLY GO TO A  CALLENING OR UNIVERSITY AND THE  BIGGEST THING IS THEY HAVE TO  SET UP A SYSTEM IN PLACE WHEN  THEY DO -- MYINIZING THEY DO NOT HAVE. SOME UNIVERSITY MAY OFFER  CHARTER SCHOOLS FOR BUSINESSES  OR FOR THEIR INDIVIDUALS THAT  WORK WITHIN THEIR UNIVERSITIES. I DON'T KNOW OF MANY. I KNOW THERE IS THREE. ONE IN PALM BEACH, BROWARD AND  ANOTHER ONE IN THE STATE BUT  OVERARCHINGLY WE'LL HAVE TO SEE  HOW IT GOES. YES, MA'AM.  

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU,  SUPERINTENDENT DAVIS. IT WOULD SEEM WE HAVE THREE MORE QUESTIONS. MEMBER NADIA COMBS, MEMBER STACY HAHN AND MEMBER MELISSA SNIVELY. MEMBER COMBS?  

>>Nadia Combs: I WANTED TO SAY A COUPLE THINGS. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO  REMEMBER THAT I TRULY BELIEVE IN SCHOOL CHOICE. THE REASON I RAN FOR SCHOOL  BOARD IS BECAUSE I LOVE CHILDREN AND STUDENTS. OFTEN WE SEE THAT SOME OF THESE  CHARTERS WHEN THE STUDENTS ARE  GOING INTO SOME OF THE CHARTERS  THAT ARE MISMANAGED OR MONEY TO  BE MADE FROM REAL ESTATE OR  MONEY TO BE MADE AND NOT THE  WHOLE FTE, THE IDEA WE'RE  SPENDING LESS THAN $8,000 PER  CHILD TO EDUCATE THEM AND THE  IDEA THAT YOU SEE THESE LARGE  COMPANIES MAKING MILLIONS OF  DOLLARS FROM REAL ESTATE,  MILLIONS OF DOLLARS FROM, YOU  KNOW, CEO AND CFO BEING FUNDED  AND THERE IS NO CONSEQUENCE TO  THAT, THAT'S THE BIGGEST ISSUE. SO I THINK PEOPLE REALLY FOR ME, IT'S AN IDEA OF FOR PEOPLE TO  GET INFORMATION, FOR KNOWLEDGE,  FOR OUR TAXPAYERS TO LEARN ABOUT WHAT THE CHARTERS ARE DOING TO  OUR CHILDREN. PERSONALLY, I MET MANY STUDENTS  WHO HAVE GONE TO CHARTERS AND  HAVE COME BACK WHO ARE BEHIND  WHEN THEY ENTER THE PUBLIC  SCHOOLS AND THAT DESTROYED A  CHILD'S LIFE. I THINK IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT. WE KEEP TALKING ABOUT LITIGATION AND THIS, BUT AT THE END OF THE  DAY, WHAT IS THE BEST THING FOR  THE CHILD AND WHEN WE LOOK AT  OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND MEMBER  SNIVELY, I KNOW YOU APPROVED  CHARTERS BUT THE PROBLEM WAS,  BEFORE MS. DELAINE CAME,  DR. LANE CAME, OFTEN THE  CHARTERS SAT DOWN, WERE MET, WE  ENDED UP GIVING THEM TIME TO  RESUBMIT, SIT DOWN, WORK WITH  THEM. WE WERE KNOWN AS ONE OF THE  EASIEST DISTRICTS TO BE APPROVED BECAUSE OF THE AMOUNT OF TIME  AND WORK THAT OUR BOARD DID SUCH A GREAT JOB OF CLOSING AND  IMPACTED KIDS NEGATIVELY SO I  THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO HAVE THE CONVERSATION ABOUT WHAT IS THIS  ABOUT? MONEY OR MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN  CHILDREN'S LIVES AND WE KNOW FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION WITH THE $8,000 WE PUT EVERY PENNY BACK INTO THE SCHOOLS AND AS I HAD FOUGHT VERY VERY MUCH FOR IT TOP LEVEL, HOW  TOP LEVEL WE ARE HERE AT THE  PUBLIC SCHOOLS, I'M FIGHTING  THAT HARD FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS  THAT ARE NOT IMPACTING KIDS  PROPERLY, THAT PEOPLE ARE MAKING PROFIT IN NON-PROFIT  ORGANIZATIONS AND THIS KNEES TO  BE DISCUSSED IN THE COMMUNITY  AND IN OUR COUNTRY.  

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MEMBER  COMBS. WELL SAID. MEMBER HAHN AND THEN MEMBER  SNIVELY. SORRY.  

>>Stacy Hahn: THANK YOU. APPRECIATE IT. I TALKED ABOUT THIS AT A FEW  BOARD MEETINGS NOW AND WORKSHOPS AND JUST LIKE MEMBER COMBS, YOU  KNOW, WE ALL RUN BECAUSE WE CARE ABOUT KIDS AND STUDENTS AND I  THINK THAT DUAL EFFORTS HAVE TO  BE MADE AS WE'RE HAVING THESE  CONVERSATIONS ABOUT CHARTERS AND OUR ACTION STEPS THAT WE WANT TO TAKE, BUT DUAL EFFORTS NEED TO  BE MADE WHEN WE TALK ABOUT  SCHOOL CHOICE AROUND OUR 39  FAILING SCHOOLS. AND IT'S GREAT IF, YOU KNOW,  KIDS HAVE CHOICES, BUT WE NEED  TO BE PROVIDING REALLY HIGH  QUALITY CHOICES ACROSS THE  BOARD. SO UNFORTUNATELY IT MAKES IT  EASY FOR PARENTS TO LEAD -- TO  LEAVE JUST IF WE'RE NOT  PROVIDING THEM WITH A HIGH  QUALITY EXPERIENCE. SO MY CONCERN IS AROUND THAT,  YOU KNOW, SUPERINTENDENT DAVIS  SENT US AN E-MAIL YESTERDAY WITH THE FSA SCORES. I HOPE WE ALL TAKE A LOOK AT  THOSE CAREFULLY BECAUSE I'M  CONCERNED. SO WHEN WE'RE HAVING THIS  DISCUSSION AROUND SCHOOL CHOICE, AND WE LOOK AT THE FSA SCORES,  WE'RE PROBABLY GOING TO LOSE  MORE STUDENTS. AND THAT'S, YOU KNOW, THAT'S ON  US. WE NEED TO BE MAKING SURE THAT  WE'RE INVESTING IN PROGRAMS THAT SUPPORT ALL THE STUDENTS IN THE  DISTRICT. KIDS WHO ARE LIVING IN CERTAIN  NEIGHBORHOODS HAVE THE SAME  ACCESS AS OTHER KIDS TO PROGRAMS THAT CAN HELP THEM EXCEL. WE HAVE TO HAVE THESE DUAL  EFFORTS AND LIFT UP OUR OWN  SCHOOLS SO I UNDERSTAND THAT  EFFORTS WANT TO BE MADE ON THE  CHARTER SCHOOL, AND I THINK  MS. COMBS IS RIGHT. WE DO NEED TO REALLY CAREFULLY  LOOK AT THE TYPES OF SCHOOLS  THAT WE'RE ALLOWING TO OPERATE  IN THE DISTRICT. ON THE SAME TOKEN WE NEED TO  LOOK THAT SCHOOLS WE ARE  OPERATING, THAT WE HAVE 100%  CONTROL OVER BECAUSE WE HAVE  COMPARED TO DISTRICTS, OUR SIZE  IN THE STATE, WAY MORE FAILING  SCHOOLS THAN ANY OTHER LARGE  DISTRICT IN THE STATE. I ALSO THINK AN OPPORTUNITY WHEN MEMBER VAUGHN TALKED ABOUT THE  PRE-SCHOOLS THAT THE CHARTERS  WERE PARTNERING WITH. I THINK THE OPPORTUNITY TO  PARTNER WITH VPK PRIVATE  PROGRAMS IS A GOOD AREA TO TRY  AND RECRUIT STUDENTS INTO THE  K-8 OR K-5 SCHOOLS. I'D LIKE TO SEE MORE OF THAT. I THINK THOSE RELATIONSHIPS  WOULD HELP US ATTRACT STUDENTS  INTO OUR SCHOOLS VERSUS THE  CHARTERS. THAT'S ANOTHER WAY WE CAN, YOU  KNOW, MAYBE GIVE THEM A GOOD RUN FOR THEIR MONEY. SO I THINK -- AND JUST HAVING  THE PULSE ON WHAT'S DEVELOPING  OUT THERE IN THE COMMUNITY BUT I THINK THERE IS OPPORTUNITIES TO  IMPROVE OUR EFFORTS TO BECOME  EVEN MORE COMPETITIVE THAT WILL  HELP US AS WELL. SO I JUST WOULD LIKE TO  HIGHLIGHT THOSE DUAL EFFORTS  REALLY NEED TO TAKE PLACE. THANK YOU.  

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MEMBER  HAHN. THANK YOU FOR GIVING  SOLUTION-BASED, YOU KNOW,  CHOICES. THAT'S WHAT I'D LIKE FOR US TO  GET INTO SOONER RATHER THAN  LATER. GETTING INTO SOLUTIONS. THANK YOU. MEMBER SNIVELY?  

>>Melissa Snively: THANK YOU,  MADAM CHAIR. THANK YOU, DR. HAHN. MANY OF THE ISSUES YOU JUST  MENTIONED, I CONCUR WITH THAT WE HAVE TO FOCUS ON OUR FAILING  SCHOOLS AND WE'RE LOOKING ALL  THE TIME OVER HERE AT OUR  CHARTER SCHOOLS AND FOCUSING SO  MUCH ENERGY ON HOW NOT TO  INCREASE CHARTER SCHOOLS IN THE  DISTRICT THAT WE'RE NOT EVEN  PAYING ATTENTION TO OUR OWN  SCHOOLS IN OUR OWN BACKYARD SO  WE HAVE TO BE VERY THOUGHTFUL I  THINK MOVING FORWARD ON HOW WE  CAN MANAGE BOTH BECAUSE I THINK  WE SHOULD AS A BOARD AND I LOOK  FORWARD TO THE WORKSHOP THAT YOU REQUEST THIS EVENING, MEMBER  GRAY. I THINK AS A BOARD, WE SHOULD  PROBABLY COME TOGETHER AND  FIGURE OUT WHAT WE DO AGREE ON  WHEN IT COMES TO CHARTER SCHOOLS BECAUSE I THINK YOU'LL FIND  THERE ARE PROBABLY SIMILAR  CONCERNS THAT WE HAVE THAT WE  COULD VET. I THINK WE AGREE THAT SCHOOL  CHOICE IS IMPORTANT. I THINK WE ALSO AGREE THAT WE  HAVE TO BE COMPETITIVE AS THE  PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND I THINK THAT  WE ALSO AGREE THAT THERE IS AN  UNFAIR PLAYING FIELD THAT IS  WITH CHARTER SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC  SCHOOLS AND WE HAVE TO WORK VERY DILIGENTLY WITH OUR LEGISLATORS  TO MAKE THEM AWARE OF THE  INEQUITIES OF THE PLAYING FIELD  WE'RE ON, RIGHT? BECAUSE THERE ARE SOME ISSUES  THAT MAKE IT EASIER FOR CHARTER  SCHOOLS TO OPERATE WITH LESS  EXPENDITURE AND THAT'S UNFAIR TO PUBLIC EDUCATION. A LOT OF TIMES, EVEN LEGISLATORS ARE NOT AWARE OF THOSE. THEY'RE NOT UNTIL WE BRING IT TO THEIR ATTENTION. AND SO WE NEED TO CONTINUE  HAVING THAT DIALOGUE AND HAVING  THOSE CONVERSATIONS, AND I  AGREE, MEMBER COMBS, YOU ARE  CORRECT IN THE COMMENTS YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT AS FAR AS PREVIOUS CHARTER SCHOOL OPERATIONS AND  PROCESSES BEING VERY HELPFUL. I THINK THAT OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT IS PROBABLY HAS BEEN MORE  HELPFUL THAN OTHERS HAVE IN  ASSISTING CHARTER SCHOOLS AND TO GETTING TO THE POINT WHERE THEIR APPLICATIONS CAN BE APPROVED, SO THAT'S WHY I MENTIONED EARLIER  ABOUT TAKING A LOOK AT THE  PROCESS AND THE OPERATION TO SEE HOW WE DIFFER FROM OTHER SCHOOL  DISTRICTS YOU MAY HAVE MENTIONED EARLIER. MAYBE THAT'S WHAT WE TAKE A  HARDER LOOK AT. I'D ALSO LIKE TO SEE IF POSSIBLE WHAT THE CURRENT DEMOGRAPHICS  ARE IN CHARTER SCHOOLS. DO WE HAVE OR CAN WE ACQUIRE  WHAT THE DIVERSITY IS OUT THERE. I THINK THERE IS A CONCERN  MOVING FORWARD ABOUT MAKING SURE THAT WE'RE CAPTURING A DIVERSE  STUDENT POPULATION WITHIN OUR  CHARTER SCHOOL AS WELL. WE CERTAINLY DON'T WANT IT TO BE A SEGREGATING ENVIRONMENT MOVING FORWARD. I THINK THERE ARE A LOT OF  MINORITY AND ECONOMICALLY  DIVERSE FAMILIES SERVED BY THE  CHARTER SCHOOLS AS WELL. I'D LIKE TO SEE THAT IF WE HAVE  THAT INFORMATION TO SEE WHAT  THEY REPRESENT AS FAR AS  DEMOGRAPHICS GO. THEN I DID HAVE ONE QUICK  QUESTION. WHEN IT COMES TO DENYING AN  APPLICATION, IF WE WERE TO DENY  A CHARTER SCHOOL APPLICATION,  AND THEY -- WOULD THEY BE ABLE  TO GO TO AN ALTERNATE SPONSOR,  LIKE A UNIVERSITY AND APPLY  THERE OR WOULD THEY BE -- ONCE  WE DENY THEM, WOULD THAT BE THE  END OF --  

>>  AFTER JULY 1 THEY'D HAVE THE OPTION OF APPEALING THE DECISION THROUGH THE DEPARTMENT OF  EDUCATION AND ULTIMATELY THE  COURTS OR GOING THROUGH AN  ALTERNATIVE SPONSOR AFTER JULY  1.  

>>Melissa Snively: SO AS FAR AS  LIABILITY GOES, IF WE DENIED AN  APPLICATION, AND THEN THEY WENT  TO AN ALTERNATE SPOONSER WHO  ALSO DENIED THE APPLICATION, ARE BOTH OF THOSE ENTITIES LIABLE OR DO THEY -- COULD THEY COME BACK  TO US?  

>> POTENTIALLY. I THINK IT'S UNKNOWN BECAUSE THE LAW IS NEW AND HASN'T GONE INTO  EFFECT YET. THAT'S A POTENTIAL OUTCOME  CERTAINLY.  

>>Melissa Snively: JUST CURIOUS  ABOUT HOW THAT WOULD LOOK. IF THERE WAS LESS LIABILITY FOR  THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, PERHAPS  THADWIT BE MORE CONDUCIVE TO  DENYING A CHARTER SCHOOL  APPLICATION.  

>> I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT AT  THIS POINT FOR ME TO SAY,  LIABILITY IS NOT SOMETHING AND  LITIGATION IS NOT SOMETHING THE  DISTRICT HAS EVER REALLY FEARED. THAT'S NOT REALLY THE RIGHT WAY  TO COUCH THIS. COUPLE THINGS ARE REALLY  IMPORTANT FOR EVERYONE TO  UNDERSTAND. BOARD MEMBERS AND THE PUBLIC. THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE AND  FLORIDA STATUTES ARE VERY  CHARTER-FRIENDLY AND EVERY  SESSION THEY BECOME MORE CHARTER FRIENDLY. THAT'S JUST A FACT AND MAKES IT  MORE DIFFICULT FOR LOCAL  DECISION MAKERS TO DENY CHARTER  APPLICATIONS. I THINK DR. HAHN MADE A VERY  GOOD POINT THAT IF YOU TIE A  DENIAL TO STATUTORY CRITERIA WE  CAN WITHSTAND A CHALLENGE VERY  EASILY. WHOOP OVER THE PAST MANY YEARS  PRIOR TO SUPERINTENDENT DAVIS  COMING ON BOARD, THE  ADMINISTRATION, THE PREVIOUS  SUPERINTENDENTS HAVE MADE A  DECISION TO NOT PUT THE BOARD IN A POSITION OF HAVING TO DENY  APPLICATIONS. SO TO THAT END, THE STAFF, THE  CHARTER OFFICE, WORKED VERY  DILIGENTLY WITH APPLICANTS TO  WEED OUT THE APPLICATIONS THAT  WERE NEVER GOING TO GET  APPROVED. THAT WAS A CHOICE MADE BY THE  ADMINISTRATION. WHAT IT DID WAS RESULT IN NOT  APPLICATIONS -- APPLICATIONS NOT COMING TO THE BOARD THAT WERE  NOT READY TO BE APPROVED AS YOU  SAID, MS. SNIVELY. THAT WAS A MATTER OF DECISION  MAKING AND LEEREDSHIP AND  COMPLETELY VALID AND PUT THE  DISTRICT AND THE BOARD IN A  POSITION OF NOT HAVING TO  GRAPPLE WITH WHETHER TO DENY OR  NOT. ONCE IT CAME TO YOU, IT CHECKED  ALL THE BOXES. SUPERINTENDENT DAVIS IS  APPARENTLY DECIDING TO GO DOWN A DIFFERENT DIRECTION. YOU'RE BRINGING DENIALS TO THE  BOARD AND THAT'S PROBABLY ONE OF THE FIRST TIMES IN THE LAST  EIGHT YEARS I'VE SEEN A  RECOMMENDATION FOR DENIAL COMING TO THE BOARD. THAT'S A WAY OF WORK COMPLETELY  VALID AS WELL. BUT THE PUBLIC NEEDS TO  UNDERSTAND WE'RE NEVER WORRIED  ABOUT DEFENDING A DECISION OF  THE BOARD EVER. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT IF YOU DO  MAKE A DECISION THAT YOU TIE IT  TO A CRITERIA BASED ON THE  STATUTE. WE ARE ABLE TO DEFEND YOU BUT  WE'LL SUPPORT AND DEFEND ANY  DECISION YOU MAKE, BUT THAT'S  THE GUIDANCE WE HAVE TO GIVE. HERE IS WHAT THE STATUTE SAYS. IF YOU WANT TO DENY IT, IT'S  BETTER TO TIE IT TO CRITERIA. TO MS. VAUGHN'S POINT, I DON'T  ANTICIPATE THERE WOULD BE AN  ONSLAUGHT OF LITIGATION BUT  THERE IS A RISK THAT YOU DO END  UP HAVING TO PAY IF YOU -- IF  WE'RE NOT SUCCESSFUL. THAT'S SOMETHING AN OVERALL  DISCUSSION POINT THAT I THINK IS IMPORTANT AND IF WE HAVE A  WORKSHOP, WE CAN DO A DEEPER  DIVE INTO THE COMMENTS AND  ANSWER SOME OF THE QUESTIONS YOU ALL HAVE ABOUT IT.  

>>Melissa Snively: APPRECIATE  YOUR RESPONSE, MR. PORTER. I ALSO AGREE AND I THINK MOVING  FORWARD IF WE FIND THINGS WE  AGREE ON AS A BOARD, WE CAN  PROBABLY HAVE GREAT STRATEGIC  CONVERSATION. I DO THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, THE  STATUTES, I THINK MEMBER HAHN  MENTIONED WE FEEL HANDCUFFED A  LOT OF TIMES BY THE STATUTES. I ALSO THINK THAT CHARTER  SCHOOLS ARE NOT GOING TO GO AWAY AND WE HAVE TO FIGURE OUT WAYS  TO WORK WITH THEM AND SOMETIMES  AROUND THEM BUT ALSO FIGURE OUT  WHAT IS BEST FOR THE SCHOOL  DISTRICT AND CONTINUE TO HELP  OUR LEGISLATURE UNDERSTAND THE  CHALLENGES WHEN THEY -- AS THEY  CONTINUE TO MAKE IT EASIER AND  EASIER FOR CHARTER SCHOOLS TO  OPERATE HOW CHALLENGING THAT IS  FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION TO COMPETE  WITH THAT. FROM A BUSINESS STANDPOINT YOU  HAVE TWO BUSINESSES OPERATEING  AND TRYING TO ACHIEVE THE SAME  SUCCESS, BUT YET THEY PLAY WITH  DIFFERENT SET OF RULES, I THINK  THAT'S VERY UNFAIR AND THAT'S  WHAT WE HAVE HERE. TWO ENTITIES WHO ARE TRYING TO  ACHIEVE SUCCESS FOR OUR STUDENTS ACADEMICALLY BUT ONE ENTITY HAS  ONE SET OF RULES. ONE ENTITY HAS A DIFFERENT SET  OF RULES THAT IS NOT FAIR. THANK YOU.  

>>Lynn Gray: AND TRULY, MEMBER  SNIVELY AND THIS ENTIRE GROUP,  WHEN THERE IS TWO DIFFERENT GODS SO TO SPEAK TO PRAY UPON, ONE  CERTAINLY WILL HAVE A DEFICIT  WHEN IT COMES TO IF THE FLORIDA  LEGISLATIVE PREFERS ONE BUSINESS MODEL VERSES THE PUBLIC SCHOOL  MODEL. I THINK WHAT WILL ALSO UNITE AND BRING EVERYONE TOGETHER IS THE  TAXPAYERS BECAUSE IN THE FINAL  ANALYSIS, OUR TAXPAYERS, OUR  CONSTITUENTS WILL CHOOSE WHAT  SCHOOL THEY WANT THEIR CHILDREN  TO GO TO. AS WE SEE THE CONTINUAL FLOW, BE IT RIGHT OR WRONG BUT THE  REALITY IS THERE IS A FLOW OF  MORE PRIVATE SCHOOLS COMING DUE  TO THE SCHOLARSHIP ABILITIES AND THE MONIES AND MORE CHARTER  SCHOOLS AND, YOU KNOW, HOPEFULLY MORE PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND THEIR  DYNAMICS, BUT THE PUBLIC, THE  CONSTITUENTS WILL VERY SOON  DEVELOP THEIR OWN EVALLATORY  TOOL NO DOUBT. I'M HOPING DURING THE WORKSHOP,  WE CAN BE IN PROP OF IT AND SEE  WHAT WE THINK WOULD BE THE BEST  CRITERIA FOR THEIR CHILD TO  ATTEND. I ALSO THINK, AND I'M GOING TO  CONCLUDE WITH THIS, MR. PORTER,  AS -- I'LL GO BACK TO  SUPERINTENDENT BROWNING AS THEY  HAVE A SEPARATE LAWYER TO DEAL  WITH CHARTERS ONLY, BECAUSE THE  LEGAL RAMIFICATIONS NOW ARE  GETTING INSURMOUNTABLE AND  DR. LANG AND KRISTEN, YOU DO AN  EXCELLENT JOB BUT THERE IS ONLY  SO MUCH YOU CAN, YOU KNOW, IF WE PUT THAT COMPARISON, YOU KNOW,  WE'RE GOING TO DENY AND IT'S  AGAINST WHAT STATUTE, I THINK  THIS IS MORE AND MORE GOING TO  BE REAL AND I THINK THAT WE WILL NEED A PROFESSIONAL ATTORNEY. THERE IS ONLY SO MUCH JEFF  GIBSON CAN DO. HE DOES SO MUCH AND JIM PORTER  IS THE SCHOOL BOARD'S ATTORNEY. MAYBE IT'S TIME FOR US TO THINK  ABOUT A DEVOTED ATTORNEY JUST  BECAUSE OF THE LEGALITIES. THAT'S A SUGGESTION. JUST TO THINK ABOUT. SO, SUPERINTENDENT DAVIS, I  THINK THE BOARD BRINGS UP GREAT  POINTS ABOUT THE 39 SCHOOLS THAT THE BOARD NEEDS TO ADDRESS. WE HIRED YOU IN TERMS OF HELPING THIS END AND TO THE POINT THAT  DR. HAHN SPOKE TO GET OUR SCORES NOT IN A WAY THAT WOULD MATCH  CERTAINLY THIS LAST COVID YEAR. CAN YOU REMARK ON PERHAPS YOUR  VISION TO PAY ATTENTION TO THE  39 SCHOOLS AND WHERE DO YOU SEE  THIS GOING IN THE FUTURE?  

>>Addison Davis: YES, MA'AM. I THINK IT HAS TO BE THE AREA OF FOCUS, AND AS SENATE BILL 1028,  IT TALKS ABOUT ONLINE 808 AND  815, WE HAVE TO MOVE AWAY FROM  INDICATING TO ACTUALLY  DEMONSTRATING THAT CHARTER  SCHOOLS ARE CAUSING AN IMMEDIATE SERIOUS DANGER TO THE HEALTH,  SAFETY AND WELFARE OF OUR  STUDENTS. I THINK IT WILL BE  VERY -- GREATER COMPLEXITY FOR  US TO PROVE THAT THE CHARTER  SCHOOLS DON'T MEET CRITERIAS. WHILE WE'LL DO OUR BEST TO MAKE  CERTAIN THAT WE CAN SHOW AND  DEMONSTRATE, YOU KNOW, WHETHER A CHARTER CAN OPEN UP EFFICIENTLY  OR CONTINUE TO REMAIN  EFFICIENTLY, WE HAVE TO FOCUS ON SCHOOLS. IF YOU LOOK AT THIRD GRADE  SCORES AND LOOK AT THE EIGHT  SCHOOLS UNDER THE EXTENDED  OPERATOR, I BELIEVE SIX OF THE  EIGHT MADE POSITIVE MOVEMENTS  AND THAT'S THE CONCENTRATION WE  HAD IN SCHOOLS. WE'LL HAVE A CONTINUED ANALYSIS  OF LOW PERFORMING SCHOOLS WHO  ARE ELEMENTARY TO SEE WHERE THEY ARE. THIS IS HARD YEAR ANYWAYS WITH  QUARANTINE. WE HAVE TO FOCUS ON NOT ONLY  ANALYSIS AND WHAT PROGRAMS WE  OFFER AND WHAT ARE WE DOING TO  STRENGTHEN THE CORE AND ONGOING  PROFESSIONAL DEPT IN THE SCHOOLS TO BUILD THE CAPACITY OF  TEACHERS AND UNDERSTAND THE  SCOPE AND STANDARDS OF THE BEST  STANDARDS, HOW ARE THEY  LEVERAGING ARE, HOW ARE THEY  MAXIMIZING PLCS, WHAT ARE WE  DOING TO DUPLICATE BEST SERVICES AND PRACTICES WITHIN EVERY DAY  OF THE SCHOOLS. IT CANNOT START WHEN A CHILD  DECIDES TO PICK US. WE HAVE TO BE ABLE TO BRANCH AND GO OUT TO 3-YEAR-OLD AND  4-YEAR-OLD PROGRAMS AND TRY TO  RECRUIT THEM TO COME TO THE  SCHOOL DISTRICT, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE HAVE SO MANY SCHOOLS UNDER  PERFORMING AND ALSO UNDER  ENROLLED. WHAT ARE WE DOING TO RECRUIT,  WHAT PROGRAMS ARE DID WE PUTTING IN TO DO THE ANALYSIS AND ALSO  LEADERSHIP AND TECHNOLOGY. WHAT ARE WE DOING TO BE ABLE TO  CREATE THE GREATEST EXPERIENCE  FOR OUR CHILDREN THAT CAN MOVE  AND INTERACT WITH THE GREATEST  RESOURCES AND EQUIPMENT THEY  NEED TO BE ABLE TO COMPETE  INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF THE  CLASSROOMS. WE'RE DOING JUST THAT EVERY DAY.  

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU. WE DEFINITELY APPRECIATE YOUR  PASSION AND WE WILL DEFINITELY  BE WORKING WITH YOU. THIS IS A GREAT BOARD. THANK YOU, BOARD MEMBERS, FOR  THIS INTENSIVE DISCUSSION. THANK YOU, MS. DAVIS, AND  DR. DELANG AND MR. ROMANO,  ROBINSON AND CHIEF NEWMAN. WE'LL GO INTO THE CODE OF  CONDUCT. RESPECTFULLY, THESE PEOPLE HAVE  PREPARED AND I WANT THEM TO HAVE THEIR OPPORTUNITY BUT KEEP IN  MIND -- I THINK MEMBER SNIVELY  AND MEMBER HAHN, YOU MIGHT NOT  HAVE HEARD BECAUSE YOU SCREECHED IN A LITTLE LATER, BUT WE --  [LAUGHS] WE ARE GOING TO PROBABLY SQUEEZE IN THE REMAINDER OF THE CODE OF  CONDUCT DURING OR AFTER  THE -- DURING THE SPECIAL  SESSION BECAUSE I DON'T THINK  THE SPECIAL SESSION WILL LAST  THE WHOLE TIME. THAT'S SOMETHING TO BE  CONSIDERED. OKAY. WE'LL TAKE A TWO TO THREE MINUTE BREAK. I THINK I PUT DOWN 200 SIT-UPS  AND ONE MILE JOG AND THEN BE  BACK AND KEEP SMILING, BECAUSE  WE HAVE TO.   

>>Lynn Gray: BOARD MEMBERS,  WE'RE GOING TO BEGIN. I THINK -- DO NOT GET ANGRY WHEN I ASK US TO DO THESE IMPOSSIBLE  TASKS. IT'S A LITTLE IN MY DNA. I APOLOGIZE, MEMBER VAUGHN. THERE IS A COACH IN ME. THAT'S THE ONLY TIME I CAN VENT  OUT MY FOR USITATIONS. NO MORE PSYCHOLOGY. I WANTED TO MAKE SURE WE HAD AN  OPPORTUNITY TO LISTEN TO A VERY  WELL-PREPARED SUBJECT AREA AND  GROUP REPRESENTING THE STUDENT  OF CODE OF CONDUCT. MS. BAYS, THANK YOU SO MUCH. JOSHUA CRYSTAL AND KATRINA. YOU HAVE DONE AMAZING WORK AND  WE WANT TO HEAR ABOUT IT. BOARD MEMBERS, WE WILL RUN OUT  OF TIME. YOU REALIZE THAT. SO ON THURSDAY, IF YOU HAVE  QUESTIONS, THAT WOULD BE A GREAT TIME FOR US TO REALLY  GET -- MAYBE SOME MORE  INFORMATION. JOSH AND KATRINA, I HOPE YOU CAN BE THERE AND MS. BAYS AS WELL SO THAT WOULD BE, YOU KNOW, OUR  DEFAULT. OKIE DOKEY. MS. BAYS?  

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>>Lynn Gray: YES. YOU'RE ON.  

>> OKAY. WE'RE GOOD. THANK YOU, CHAIR GRAY. THANK YOU, BOARD MEMBERS FOR  THIS OPPORTUNITY. I APPRECIATE THE RICH  CONVERSATION WE HAD THIS EARLIER HOUR. I DON'T WANT TO RUSH WHAT WE'LL  GO THROUGH TODAY AND I LOOK  FORWARD TO THE OPPORTUNITY TO  PRESENT TODAY AND CONTINUE THE  DISCUSSION ON THURSDAY AS WELL. IN ADDITION TO HAVING JOSH AND  KATRINA HERE I WANT TO  ACKNOWLEDGE THE TERRIFIC STAFF  FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE  AND CLIMATE AND THESE ENTITIES  HAVE BEEN WORKING TIRELESSLY FOR THE SAKE OF OUR STUDENTS. YOU HAVE QUITE A HEFTY NOTEBOOK  IN FRONT OF YOU. WE'LL TOUCH ON IT AND TRY TO  SUMMARIZE IT FOR YOU AND YOU  HAVE THREE ADDITIONAL ITEMS. ONE IS AN ADDENDUM TO PAGE 12 IN THE NOTEBOOK AND THREE ARE DATA  SHEETS. ONE IS FOR REFERRALS AND ONE FOR CIVIL CITATIONS. WE'LL SUMMARIZE IT GOING THROUGH AND HAVE TIME FOR PLENTY OF  QUESTIONS ON THURSDAY. WHAT WE'LL REVIEW FIRST OF ALL  IS THE PURPOSE AND STATE STATUTE REQUIREMENTS FOR US AND WE'LL  TALK ABOUT THE COMMITTEES WHO  ARE A PART OF THE REVISION  PROCESS. THE STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT  REVISION PROCESS ITSELFW AS WELL AS DATA AND KEY CHANGES. SO LET'S TAKE A LOOK FIRST AT  WHAT THE PURPOSE WAS IN DOING  THIS. THE LAST TIME WE UPDATED THE  CODE OF CONDUCT WAS IN 2016-17  AND WHAT WE'D LIKE TO DO NOW AND MOVING FORWARD IS ADDRESS THE  FOLLOWING. HAVE DISTRICT-WIDE EXPECTATIONS  FOR POSITIVE BEHAVIOR. MAKE SURE THE GUIDELINES FOR  CONSEQUENCES FOR BEHAVIORAL  INFRACTIONS ARE PREVENTIVE,  PROACTIVE AND POSITIVE. WE HAVE TO ENSURE THAT SOCIAL  AND EMOTIONAL SUPPORTS ARE  INCLUDED TALKING ABOUT  CONSEQUENCES FOR BEHAVIORAL  INFREAKS  FRACTIONS -- INFRACTIONS AND  ASSIGN THE LEAST RESTRICTIVE  CONSEQUENCES FOR BEHAVIORAL  INFRACTIONS. ADDITIONALLY WE WANT TO MAKE  SURE THAT THE BEHAVIORAL  INFRACTIONS AND THE ARREST DATA  ARE NOW CONTINUOUSLY REVIEWED  AND REDUCE THESE AND ULTIMATELY  WORK TOWARD ELIMINATING THE  SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE. WE MUST ALWAYS UPDATE THE  LEGISLATION WITH THE STATE AND  LOCAL DISCIPLINE CODES INCLUDED. AND ABOVE ALL, WE WANT TO MAKE  SURE THAT THIS IS A  USER-FRIENDLY DOCUMENT EASILY  ACCESSIBLE, DOWNLOADABLE AND  PRINTABLE FOR ALL STAKEHOLDERS  AND IT DOES SHARE THE VISION OF  OUR OVERALL DISTRICT'S STRATEGIC PLAN. SO VERY QUICKLY WE'LL TAKE A  LOOK AT WHAT THE STATE  REQUIRESTUSE DO. FIRST OF ALL, WE HAVE TO ACCOUNT FOR THE STUDENT ATTENDANCE,  THEIR HEALTH, SAFETY AND WELFARE LISTED IN THE STUDENT CODE OF  CONDUCT AND SUPPORTS WE PUT IN  PLACE FOR THEM. WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE WE'RE  SHARING THIS WITH ALL  STAKEHOLDERS AT THE SCHOOL AND  DISTRICT LEVEL AND FOR THE  COMMUNITY. ADDITIONALLY, IT'S INCOMEDANT  UPON US TO PROVIDE THE POLICIES  AND PROCEDURES FOR ALL  DISCIPLINARY ACTION TO BE TAKEN  AND EXPLAIN THE RIGHTS AND  RESPONSIBILITIES OF STUDENTS AS  WELL AS FOR PARENTS. WE -- WE DID HAVE TWO COMMITTEES WORKING ON THIS THROUGHOUT THE  YEAR. ONE WAS A DISTRICT LEADERSHIP  COMMUNITY, A DISTRICT REVIEW  COMMITTEE AND COMMUNITY REVIEW  COMMITTEE AND THERE IS A TAB IN  THE NOTEBOOK THAT LISTS ALL THE  COMPONENTS AND COMMITTEE  MEMBERS. SO OUR PROCESS IN DOING THIS  WILL DID BE TO WALK YOU THROUGH  THE TIMELINE, SHARE AREAS OF  OPPORTUNITY, LOOK AT THE  BEHAVIORAL DATA THAT LED TO THE  AREAS OF OPPORTUNITY AND FOCUS  ON THE KEY CHANGES AAND  ADDITIONS WE'RE PLACING IN THE  STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT. THE TIMELINE FOR THE WORK BEGAN  NEARLY A YEAR AGO IN JULY WHEN  WE STARTED TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE BEHAVIORAL MATRIX. WE WANTED TO INVESTIGATE WHAT WE HAD IN PLACE FOR TIER 1 BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS AND LOOK AT  CHANGING OUR CHANGE OF PLACEMENT TO A CHANGE OF ENVIRONMENT. THIS WORK TOOK PLACE FROM JULY  THROUGH JANUARY AS WE LOOKED AT  THE OFFICE OF STUDENTS  ENGAGEMENT. WE STARTED TO MEET WITH DISTRICT COMMITTEE MEMBERS AND ALSO FOR  THE FIRST TIME STARTED TO PUT  PROCESSES IN PLACE FOR  DEVELOPING DATA TRACKING AND  ANALYSIS. DECEMBER AND JANUARY WE SHARED  THIS WITH THE SCHOOL-BASED  ADMINISTRATORS AND BEHAVIOR  MATRIX AND ALSO WE WERE TAKING A LOOK AT THE CHANGE OF  ENVIRONMENT IN TIER 1 BEHAVIORS. APRIL WE WERE READY WITH  REVISIONS. WE SHARED THIS WITH THE DISTRICT AND COMMUNITY COMMITTEE BRINGING US TO WHERE WE ARE NOW. SO OUR OPPORTUNITIES TO  STRENGTHEN THE CURRENT CODE OF  CONDUCT. WE WANT TO INCLUDE STRATEGIES TO REDUCE THE NUMBER OF ARRESTS  ALONG WITH STRATEGIES TO ENSURE  THERE IS EQUITY WHEN  CONSEQUENCES ARE ASSIGNED. STRATEGIES FOR LOWERING THE  NUMBER OF BEHAVIORAL INTRACTIONS OVERALL. PROCEDURES FOR ADDRESSING  BEHAVIOR SHOULD BE PROACTIVE,  PREVENTIVE AND POSITIVE. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE PROVIDE  ALTERNATIVES TO REMOVING  STUDENTS FROM CLASS AND SCHOOL. WE MUST INCLUDE SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING AND MENTAL HEALTH  SUPPORTS AND NEED TO INCLUDE  SOCIAL MEDIA INFRACTIONS AND  CONSEQUENCES. AND ADDITIONALLY WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE PBIS, POSITIVE  BEHAVIOR INTERVENTIONS AND  SUPPORTS TRAINING AT EVERY  SCHOOL AS WELL AS THE  TRANSFORMATION NETWORK AND  NON-TRANSFORMATION NETWORK. FINALLY WE WANT TO MAKE SURE  BEHAVIORAL TIERS OF SUPPORT ARE  USED TO SUPPORT SCHOOL-WIDE  POSITIVE BEHAVIOR. WHAT WE'D LIKE TO DO NOW IS TAKE A LOOK AT THE DATA THAT LED US  TO REAL EASE THESE ARE THE AREAS OF OPPORTUNITY WE HAVE. FIRST WE'LL LOOK AT ARREST DATA  AND THEN OVERALL REFERRALS AND  THEN THE NEWLY DISCOVERED DATA  FOR SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING. IF WE TAKE A LOOK AT NUMBER OF  ARRESTS ON CAMPUS WE'RE TRENDING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. WE WANT TO NOTE THAT FOR THE  2019-WEPT 20 SCHOOL YEAR, THAT  WAS REALLY A LIMITED YEAR SINCE  THE FOURTH QUARTER WE HAD  STUDENTS OUT OF CAMPUS AND THIS  YEAR IS UNUSUAL AS WELL WITH A  SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF STUDENTS  DOING E-LEARNING. THAT BEING SAID WE'RE STILL  TRENDING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION  AND THIS IS DUE TO MANY OF THE  SUPPORTS WE PUT IN PLACE ALREADY THAT WE WILL DELINEATE. WHEN WE LOOK AT THE ARRESTS ON  CAMPUS BY RACE, WE NEED TO  REALIZE THERE IS A  DISPROPORTIONATE NUMBER OF  ARRESTS FOR STUDENTS OF COLOR. THE ORANGE COLUMNS ARE  REPRESENTATIVE OF THE ARRESTS  DONE EARNED BY BLACK STUDENTS. THE GRAY ONES ARE HISPANIC AND  GREEN ARE WHITE STUDENTS AND  ALTHOUGH WE ARE STILL  CONSIDERING THIS A HUGE AREA OF  CONCERN, YOU CAN TELL BY THIS  THAT WE ARE CLOSING THE GAP  WHICH IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE. WHEN WE LOOK AT THE ARRESTS BY  GENDER, AGAIN, WE CAN SEE THERE  WAS A DISPROPORTIONATE NUMBER OF ARRESTS FOR BOYS AND WHILE AGAIN THIS IS AN AREA OF CONCERN WE  HAVE MADE SIGNIFICANT STRIDES IN CLOSING THE GAP AND IN LOWERING  THE NUMBER OVERALL. IN TAKING A LOOK AT THE NUMBER  OF ARRESTS FOR STUDENTS WITH  DISABILITIES, ONCE AGAIN, WE HAD A DISPROPORTIONATE NUMBER OF  ARRESTS FOR STUDENTS WITH  DISABILITIES AND AGAIN, WE ARE  EFFECTIVELY CLOSING THE GAP. SO LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE  REFERRALS THAT ARE STILL ACTS OF BEHAVIORAL INCIDENTS BUT WHICH  DO NOT LEAD TO ARRESTS. THESE TOP FOUR REFERRALS RIGHT  HERE ARE THE MOST COMMON  BEHAVIORAL INCIDENTS WE HAVE AT  THE MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL AND  WHAT'S INTERESTING TO NOTE IS  THAT NONE OF THESE ARE EGREGIOUS ACTS OF VIOLENCE. THEY'RE TARDINESS, SKIPPING  CLASS, BEING DISOBEDIENT AND  BEING DISRUPTIVE. WE HAVE BEEN WORKING TO SHOW A  DECLINE IN THESE WHICH YOU CAN  SEE WE'RE DOING AND DOING THIS  IN TANDEM NOT ONLY WITH OUR  STUDENT SERVICES BUT ALSO WITH  ACADEMIC SERVICES. BECAUSE WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS TO REALLY MAKE SURE OUR CLASSROOMS  ARE PLACES WHERE THE STUDENTS  WANT TO BE WHERE THEY ARE  ENGAGED, WHERE THEY'RE HAPPY TO  BE LEARNING AND ELIMINATE  THEREFORE THE DESIRE TO BE TARDY OR SKIP CLASS OR DID BE  DISRUPTIVE. IF WE LOOK AT THIS OVER A  THREE-YEAR SPAN WE CAN SEE WE'RE TRENDING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION  BOTH WITH DISOBEDIENCE AND  DISRESPECT AND TARDINESS. WHICH I'D LIKE TO SHOW UP AND  WE'LL SHOW YOU IN THE COMING  YEAR IS DISRRPT WILL DISAPPEAR  ALL TOGETHER. THIS IS ONE OF THE AREAS WE HAVE ELIMINATED AS A POSSIBLE  REFERRAL FOR BEHAVIOR BECAUSE  DISRUPT IS A TOTALLY SUBJECTIVE  TERM. IT'S SUBJECTIVE BY GENDER AND  RACE AND AGE AND SOMETHING WE  CAN NOT HAVE IN THERE AS A  REFERRAL. THIS HAS BEEN ELIMINATED ALL  TOGETHER. THERE IS ANOTHER POINT HERE THAT I'D LIKE TO JUST SHARE IN TERMS  OF TARDINESS. TARDINESS AS WE KNOW IS NOT  OFTEN A FUNCTION OF THE STUDENTS BUT WHAT PARENTS ARE HAVING TO  ENDURE TRYING TO GET STUDENTS TO CLAS. THIS WAS ENTIRELY TOUGH YEAR  BECAUSE OF COVID. AS WE ENTER SCHOOLS AS I'M SURE  YOU ALL LEARNED THERE WAS A  WAITING LINE AND CUING LINE  WHERE WE HAD TO HAVE SOCIAL  DISTANCING AND TAKE TEMPERATURES AND SIGNED IN. THAT DELAYED THE PROCESS OF  GETTING STUDENTS TO CLASS. WHILE WE HAD A HIGH NUMBER OF  TARDINESS THAT WAS DUE TO THE  EFFECTS AROUND US. THERE IS STILL OTHER AREAS WE'RE TRENDING WELL WHICH HAVE OUR  EYES OF OPPORTUNITY. WE'RE SIGNIFICANTLY DECREASING  THE AMOUNT OF BULLYING. DECREASING THE NUMBER OF  PHYSICAL ATTACKS AND DECREASING  THE NUMBER OF SEXUAL OFFENSES. IN THE COLOR CODED BLUE SHEET  THAT WE HAVE, YOU'LL BE ABLE TO  SEE THEREIN EVERY SINGLE  INFRACTION WE HAVE LISTED AND  YOU'LL SEE THE TRENDS OVER FOUR  YEARS OF DATA AND KEEP IN MIND  WE'RE JUST NOW ABLE TO THIS YEAR HAVE REALLY ACCURATE DATA  ANALYSIS AND WE'RE PROVIDING  THIS TO SCHOOLS EVERY SINGLE  MONTH. SO WHAT HAVE WE DONE? BEFORE WE MOVE INTO THE SOCIAL  EMOTIONAL DATA WE WANT TO SHARE  AND TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT WE HAVE  DONE THUS FAR TO LOWER THE  NUMBER OF ARRESTS AND LOWER THE  NUMBER OF BEHAVIORAL  INFRACTIONS. FIRST OF ALL, AS CHIEF NEWMAN  REFERRED TO EARLIER, CIVIL  CITATIONS ARE NOW MANDATORY FOR  FIRST-TIME MISDEMEANORS. IT WAS A CHOICE OF WHETHER  STUDENTS COULD BE ARRESTED OR  SERVED WITH A CIVIL CITATION. NOW IT'S MANDATORY FOR ALL  FIRST-TIME MISDEMEANORS. IN ADDITION TO THAT ALL SERIOUS  BEHAVIORAL INFRACTIONS ARE  IMMEDIATELY REFERRED TO THE  OFFICE OF STUDENT ENGAGEMENT FOR PROMPT ACTION AND FOR  CENTRALIZED EQUITY AND  CONSISTENCY IN CONSEQUENCES. ONCE THE OFFICE OF STUDENT  ENGAGEMENT LEARNS OF AN  INFRACTION, THERE IS AN  IMMEDIATE MEETING HELD. WE'RE FOCUSING ON PLACING THE  LEAST RESTRICTIVE CONSEQUENCES  ON STUDENTS AND AS YOU'LL SEE IN THE NEXT BULLET WE HAVE OUR TEAM OF SOCIAL EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL  HEALTH SUPPORT STAFF AT ALL  MEETINGS TO PROVIDE IMMEDIATE  SUPPORTS TO THE STUDENTS AND  FAMILIES. ADDITIONALLY WE HAVE HELD  TRAININGS ON THE BEHAVIOR  MATRIX. THE PROCESS OF GOING TO THE  OFFICE OF STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND ADDRESSING INFRACTIONS WITH ALL  SCHOOL-BASED ADMINISTRATORS, ALL PRINCIPALS AND ASSISTANT  PRINCIPALS. THE OFFICE OF STUDENT ENGAGEMENT IS FOCUSED ON PARTNERING AS WELL WITH LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT  AGENCIES AND SCHOOL RESOURCE  OFFICES AND TRAININGS ON THE  CITATIONS AND CODE OF CONLICATE  AS WELL PLANNED THROUGHOUT THE  SUMMER. ALL OF THESE ARE PART OF WHAT  CONTRIBUTED TO A DECREASING  NUMBER OF ARRESTS THIS PAST  YEAR. IF WE TAKE A LOOK AT THE NUMBER  OF STEPS, DISRUPTFUL IS REMOVED  AND NO LONGER AN OPTION AND WILL DISAPPEAR ALL TOGETHER. WE HAVE EXPLICITLY IDENTIFIED  WHAT DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIORS ARE SO NOW IF A TEACHER FEELS SOMEONE  IN THE CLASS IS BEING DISRUPTIVE THEY CAN NOT SAY THE CHILD IS  ANNOYING OR BOTHERING ME. THEY HAVE TO EXPLICITLY EXPLAIN  WHAT THE CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS  ARE AND IF THERE IS A REFERRAL  OUTLINE WHAT EXPECTATIONS WERE  BREACHED. WE'RE ADDRESSING SKIPPING,  TARDIES AND LEAVING CAMPUS  OFFENSES NOT ONLY THROUGH THE  DIVISION HERE BUT ACADEMIC  SERVICES. AGAIN THIS GOES BACK TO MAKING  SURE WE HAVE FULLY ENGAGED  STUDENTS AND OFFERING CONTENT  AND STRATEGIES FOR TEACHERS THAT WANT STUDENTS TO REMAIN IN  CLASS. THE CLASSROOM TRAINING  MANAGEMENTS ARE CONTINUOUSLY  OFFERED THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER  AND IT'S INTERESTING TO NOTE ALL SUMMER TRAININGS HAVE ALREADY  BEEN FILLED AS WELL AS A NEW  TRAINING WE HAVE OFFERED FOR  TEACHERS IN HOW TO WELCOME BACK  STUDENTS WHO LEFT YOUR ROOM FOR  A CHANGE OF ENVIRONMENT AND ARE  NOW RETURNING. THAT PRESENTS SOME TRICKY  MANEUVERING AS WELL AND THE  TRAININGS ARE ALREADY FILLED AND WE'LL BE ADDING MORE THROUGHOUT  THE SUMMER. WE WANT TO NOTE THERE ARE A  COUPLE ADDITIONS FOR VAPE  PRODUCTS AND SOCIAL MEDIA  DISRUPTION. WE'LL GET TO THESE AS LEVEL  THREE OFFENSES IN JUST A BIT. I DO WANT TO ADD A COUPLE NOTES  WITH REGARD WE'RE ADDRESSING THE SCHOOL TO PRISON PIPELINE. THE CIVIL CITATIONERIZE NOW  MANDATORY FOR FIRST-TIME  MISDEMEANORS RATHER THAN  ARRESTED. THIS WILL INITIALLY DROP THE  NUMBER OF ARRESTS WE HAD BY 60%. LAST YEAR WE HAD ABOUT 400  FIRST-TIME MISDEMEANORS. OF THOSE 41% WERE ISSUED CIVIL  CITATIONS. O NOW THE OTHER 60% WILL ALSO  HAVE CIVIL CITATIONS. THE OFFICE OF STUDENT ENGAGEMENT NOW OVERSEES ALL HEARINGS SO  THEREFORE WE'RE HAVING  CONSISTENT RECOMMENDATIONS FOR  DISCIPLINARY PROCEDURES AND  THESE ARE BEING ADDRESSED  IMMEDIATELY. AS SOON AS THE OFFICE OF STUDENT ENGAGEMENT HAS A CALL FROM THE  SCHOOL, IT TAKES ABOUT 21  MINUTES FOR THEM TO PROCESS  ELECTRONICALLY WHAT NEEDS TO  HAPPEN. PARENTS ARE INVITED IN.  STAFF  MEMBERS FROM SOCIAL EMOTIONAL  LEARNING, ESE, STUDENT SERVICES  ARE ALL INVITED IN AND THERE TO  SUPPORT THE STUDENTS AS WELL. THE DISCIPLINE MATRIX IS REVISED TO INCLUDE A MENU OF  CONSEQUENCES NOW AND ALL BEGIN  WITH POSITIVE SUPPORTS, SUCH AS  RESTORATIVE JUSTICE, PARENT  CONFERENCES, PEER MEDIATION, ALL SOCIAL EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL  HEALTH SUPPORTS ARE INCLUDED AS  WELL AND ALTERNATIVES FOR OUT OF SCHOOL SUSPENSIONS. THE GOL IS TO KEEP STUDENTS IN  SCHOOL TO AVOID SUSPENSIONS AND  ARRESTS. ALL SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS HAVE  BEEN TRAINED. THESE WILL CONTINUE AS I SAID  THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER. AND NOW AGAIN IT'S IMPORTANT TO  NOTE THAT WE ARE TRACKING THE  DATA BY MONTH AND TRACKING IT BY RACE, GENDER, BY DISABILITY AND  THIS IS BEING SHARED WITH OUR  PRINCIPALS AND ASSISTANT  PRINCIPALS BECAUSE WE WANT THEM  TO BE PROACTIVE IN ADDRESSING  THE DISCIPLINE AS WELL. SO LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE  THIRD AREA OF DISCIPLINE DATA  AND THIS IS OUR SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING. AS YOU KNOW, WE HAVE BEEN  WORKING WITH PANORAMA THIS YEAR  TO TAKE A LOOK AT HOW OUR  STUDENTS FEEL ABOUT THEMSELVES. WE SURVEYED THEM IN NOVEMBER AND AGAIN IN MAY. AND THESE TWO DATA POINTS HERE  SHOW SIDE BY SIDE HOW STUDENTS  ARE TRENDING. THE FIRST CATEGORY IS WHETHER OR NOT STUDENTS FEEL THERE IS A  POSITIVE ENERGY IN THEIR  ENVIRONMENT. WE HAVE LOST A LITTLE BIT OF  GROUND AS WELL AS WITH THE  SECOND COLUMN WHICH IS STUDENTS  BELIEVING WHETHER OR NOT THEIR  TEACHERS ARE ENTHUSIASTIC AND  FINALLY WHETHER OR NOT TEACHERS  HAVE CONCERN FOR THEIR  WELL-BEING. I WANT TO SHARE THIS IS A  FUNCTION I THINK NOT JUST OF  WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE  CLASSROOMS BUT WHAT WE HAVE BEEN EXPERIENCING DUE TO COVID. IT WAS DIFFICULT FOR US TO KEEP  OURSELVES ENERGIZED AND KEEP  SOCIAL DISTANCE AND MASKS ON. IT'S HARD TO NOT LET STUDENTS  WORK IN CLOSE GROUPS TOGETHER. WE UNDERSTAND THERE WAS A  DWINDLING ENTHUSIASM AND ENERGY  IN THE ROOM AND WE THOROUGHLY  EXPECT THIS TO BE REVIVED AND  WE'LL PUT IN SUPPORTS AND  STRATEGIES FOR STUDENTS AND  TEACHERS AS WELL. FEW OTHER AREAS OF OPPORTUNITY  BETWEEN OUR SIXTH GRADE AND  TWELFTH GRADERS. DO STUDENTS FEEL REPRESENTED BY  PEERS? LESS THAN 50% DO. DO THEY FEEL A SENSE OF  BELONGING? AGAIN LESS THAN 50%. DO THEY FEEL THEY HAVE A  CONNECTION WITH ADULTS? AGAIN WE FEEL THIS IS BECAUSE OF COVID AND NOT BEING CONSISTENTLY WITH PEERS AND TEACHERS AND HAVE TO BE HOME SCHOOLED AND IN AND  OUT BECAUSE OF QUARANTINES AND  WE HAVEN'T BEEN CONSISTENT IN  LEARNING AND WE'RE LOOKING  FORWARD TO THIS BEING  ERADICATED. A FEW MORE RESEARCH POINTS  THROUGH PANORAMA. STUDENTS ARE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE BEHAVIORAL STUDENTS. STUDENTS WHO HAVE HIGH  SELF-MANAGEMENT ARE 75% LESS TO  HAVE FAILING GRADES. AND FINALLY STUDENTS WHO ARE  HIGHLY ENGAGED ARE 57% LESS  LIKELY TO BE ABSENT IN SCHOOL. NONE OF THIS IS NEW INFORMATION  BUT ALL PROVIDES STARTING POINTS AGAIN FOR US TO FOCUS ON THIS  YEAR. SO WHAT IS UNDERWAY AND WHAT ARE WE DOING NOW TO SUPPORT OUR  STUDENTS WITH SOCIAL EMOTIONAL  SUPPORTS? THE OFFICE OF STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND STUDENT SERVICES ARE NOW  PARTNERING WITH PANORAMA TEAM  EXTENSIVELY AND MEETING  PRACTICALLY EVERY WEEK TO  ANALYZE DATA AND DETERMINE NEXT  STEPS. WE HAVE ONGOING COLLABORATION  BETWEEN THE OFFICE OF STUDENT  SERVICES, OFFICE OF STUDENT  ENGAGEMENT AND STUDENTS  SERVICES. AUFSHG WE DO IN DEVELOPING  EVERYTHING FOR CONSEQUENCES TO  SUPPORTS FOR FAMILIES IS ALL  DONE IN CONJUNCTION WITH EACH  OTHER. OUR MENTAL HEALTH EXCEPTIONAL  EDUCATION AND STUDENT SERVICES  ARE ALL CHANGE OF ENVIRONMENT  HEARINGS AND AGAIN THIS IS TO  PROVIDE SERVICES NOT ONLY FOR  OUR STUDENTS BUT FOR OUR  FAMILIES AS WELL. AND JUST RECENTLY WE WERE ADDING THE CLIMATE AND CULTURE RESOURCE TEACHER POSITIONS FOR HIGH  SCHOOLS. ALL OF THIS BEING SAID, WHERE WE KNOW WE HAVE AREAS OF  OPPORTUNITY, WE HAVE THE DATA TO SHOW WHERE THE AREAS OF  OPPORTUNITY ARE. IT'S TIME TO TAKE A LOOK AT WHAT CHANGES WE PUT IN PLACE,  ADDITIONS AND KNOW WHAT IS  UNDERWAY. THIS SIMPLE TABLE PROVIDES AN  OVERVIEW. WE'LL WALK YOU THROUGH EACH OF  THESE MORE EXPLICITLY. SO WE'LL TAKE A LOOK AT THE  CHANGES FIRST. IN THE PREVIOUS ADDITION OF THE  CODE OF CONDUCT, THE RIGHTS AND  RESPONSIBILITIES OF STUDENTS AND PARENTS WERE LISTED IN MULTIPLE  AREAS. IT WAS A LITTLE CONFUSING AND  DIFFICULT TO FIND THEM. YOU CAN FIND THEM ALL NOW  BEGINNING ON PAGE 8 AND IN THE  NOTEBOOK YOU'LL SEE YOU HAVE A  VERSION OF THE OLD CURRENT  EXISTING CODE OF CONDUCT AND RED LINE VERSION WHICH IS MOST  ENTIRELY RED LINED AND THEN THE  NEW VERSION AND IT'S THE NEW  VERSION PAGE 8 WHERE THE RIGHTS  AND RESPONSIBILITIES HAVE BEEN  CONSOLIDATED. PREVIOUSLY THE PROCEDURES FOR  DISCIPLINARY ACTION HAD STRONG  FOCAL POINTS AND STAGES OF  DISCIPLINE AND GUIDELINES OF  SUSPENSION. THERE WERE MANY REFERENCES TO  REMOVING STUDENTS FROM CLASS AND FROM SCHOOL WITH FEW  CONSIDERATIONS FOR PREVENTIVE  MEASURES. SO WHAT WE HAVE ADDED NOW  BEGINNING ON PAGE 16 ARE THE NEW PROCEDURES FOR DISCIPLINARY  ACTION. THEY'RE INCREDIBLY DETAILED AND  INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING  CLASSIFICATION OF FILIXS, THE  HEARINGS, TRANSPORTATION,  STUDENT DISCIPLINE PROCEDURES  AND EVEN DISRUPTION AT THE  MAGNET TRANSFER RAMPS, OUT OF  SCHOOL SUSPENSIONS AND  PROCEDURES, APPEALS, EXPULSIONS  AND THE DISCIPLINE MATRIX. ANOTHER CHANGE THAT WE HAVE IS  WITHIN THE PROCESS FOR OUR  HEARINGS AND AS I MENTIONED  EARLIER, IT USED TO BE A VERY  LONG PROCESS SO FORMALLY WHEN A  STUDENT HAD AN EGREGIOUS ACT,  THEY WERE IMMEDIATELY SUSPENDED  FROM SCHOOL FOR 10 DAYS. DURING THAT TIME THE SCHOOL WAS  REQUIRED TO HAVE A REVIEW  COMMITTEE MEETING IN THE SCHOOL  AND COMPLETE A SUBMIT A PAPER  PACKET TO THE HEARING OFFICE AND A HEARING WAS SCHEDULED. THE ENTIRE LENGTH OF TIME THIS  COULD TAKE BEFORE A HEARING AND  DETERMINATION WAS MADE COULD BE  UP TO A MONTH. WHAT WE HAVE IN PROCESS NOW IS A CHANGE OF ENVIRONMENT, FIRST OF  ALL, RATHER THAN A CHANGE OF  PLACEMENT BECAUSE WHAT WE WANT  TO RECOGNIZE IS THAT SOMETIMES A CHILD JUST NEEDS TO BE REMOVED  FROM THEIR IMMEDIATE ENVIRONMENT BUT IT MIGHT ENTAIL REMOVING  FROM THEM A CLASS, SCHEDULE,  PEERS, AND JUST GIVING THEM AN  ALTERNATIVE SETTING WITHIN THE  SAME SCHOOL. WHEN A SCHOOL REACHES OUT TO THE OFFICE OF ENGAGEMENT NOW THEY DO SO ELECTRONICALLY. IT'S A QUICK TURN AROUND TIME  BEFORE A MEETING IS HELD AND  BEFORE WE CAN DETERMINE WHAT THE NEXT CHANGE IS FOR THOSE  STUDENTS. ADDITIONAL CHANGES HAVE BEEN  MADE JUST TO UPDATE AND REFLECT  STATE AND LOCAL CHANGES IN CODES AND DEFINITIONS. AND WE HAVE EVEN MORE ADDITIONS  NOW TO THE STUDENT CODE OF  CONDUCT. WE HAVE AN ARRAY OF LANGUAGES  PROVIDED IN PAGE 7. THE SUPPORT SERVICES HAVE BEEN  EXTREMELY IDENTIFIED AND  INCREASED WITH SOCIAL AND  EMOTIONAL AND MENTAL HEALTH  SERVICES OFFERED IN THE  BEHAVIORAL MATRIX AND CHANGE OF  ENVIRONMENT MEETINGS. THE MTSS PROCESS, MULTI TEARED  SYSTEM OF SUPPORTS AND  INTERVENTIONS AND SUPPORTS ARE  HIGHLY IDENTIFIED AND DETAILED  WITHIN THE STUDENT CODE OF  CONDUCT BEGINNING ON PAGE 13. THE FOCUS ON THIS IS TO MAKE  SURE WE HAVE PREVENTION AND  INTERVENTION STRATEGIES EMBEDDED AS WELL AS CONSEQUENCES. THIS SLIDE REALLY DELINEATES  WHAT THE DIFFERENCES ARE IN THE  OFFICE OF STUDENT ENGAGEMENT. FORMALLY OUR AREA OFFICES AND WE HAD EIGHT AREA OFFICES OPERATED  INDEPENDENTLY. NOW FOR THE SAKE OF HAVING  CONSISTENCY, AND EXPEDIENCY, ALL REFERRALS THAT ARE EGREGIOUS  COME STRAIGHT TO THE OFFICE OF  STUDENT ENGAGEMENT. THE REQUEST FOR HEARINGS ARE NOW SPEEDED UP AS I SAID INSTEAD OF  A MINIMUM OF 10 DAY SUSPENSION  WE CAN PROCESS THE ENTIRE  HEARING TO START WITHIN 21  MINUTES OF THE SCHOOL SUBMITTING THE PACKET. THE MEETINGS ARE HELD  IMMEDIATELY. CHANGES OF ENVIRONMENT ARE NOW  MORE THAN JUST REMOVAL OF  SCHOOL. THE BEHAVIOR MATRIX IS INCLUDED  AS WELL. IT PROVIDES LOW LEVEL POSITIVE  SUPPORTS AS WELL AS -- AS WELL  AS AN ARRAY OF CHOICES FOR  TEACHERS AND FOR ADMINISTRATORS  TO CONSIDER. AND FINALLY, AND MOST  CRITICALLY, IS THE BEHAVIORAL  DATA IS NOW BEING COLLECTED AND  SHARED MONTHLY. THE DISCIPLINE MATRIX IS  SOMETHING THAT I HOPE YOU'LL ALL TAKE TIME LOOKING AT BEGINNING  PAGE 23 AND IT'S QUITE  EXTENSIVE. YOU'LL SEE ON THERE WE AGAIN DO  START TO OFFER AN ARRAY OF  OPTIONS FOR ADMINISTRATORS TO  CONSIDER BEGINNING WITH  PROACTIVE MEASURES SUCH AS  PARENT INVOLVEMENT, PREVENTIVE  SUPPORTS, SEL AND MENTAL HEALTH  SUPPORTS, RESTORATIVE JUSTICE,  SAFETY PLANS AND THREAT  ASSESSMENTS AND A FOCUS ON LEAST RESTRICTIVE CONSEQUENCES AND  ONGOING SUPPORTS. WE WANT TO SHOW YOU TWO QUICK  SLIDES OF WHAT THE CURRENT  MATRIX LOOKS LIKE. ALTHOUGH IT SHOWS THE FIVE  STAGES OF CONSEQUENCES, THERE IS A FOCUS ON THE RIGHT-HAND SIDE  FOR GUIDELINES TO SUSPENSION. SUSPENSION WAS A PRIMARY TOOL  USED THAT WE'RE MOVING AWAY  FROM. OOPS. THIS IS WHAT THE NEW DISCIPLINE  MATRIX LOOKS LIKE AND WE USED  THE SOCIAL MEDIA DISRUPTION AS  AN EXAMPLE. ACROSS THE TOP WE SHOW THE  PROGRESSION OF INCIDENTS IN CASE A STUDENT DOES DO THE SAME ACT  OF BEHAVIORAL INFRACTION MORE  THAN ONCE. WE HAVE DIFFERENTIATED LEVELS  HIGHLY DEFINED AND THE MENU OF  OPTIONS FOR ADMINISTRATORS TO  FOCUS. WE'RE FOCUSED ON USING THE LEAST RESTRICTIVE CONSEQUENCE AS  POSSIBLE. THE NEXT ADDITION AS WE  MENTIONED SEVERAL TIMES AS CHIEF NEWMAN DID IS THE BENEFITS OF  CIVIL CITATION. I WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO  EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENS WHEN A  CIVIL CITATION IS INVOKED. AT THE TIME IT'S INCURRED THE  EVALUATION AND SANCTIONING  OCCURS IMMEDIATELY. THEY'RE ENROLLED IN JAAP AND  ENROLLED RIGHT THEN IT'S TAKEN  INTO THE JAAP AND INSTEAD OF  HAVING TO WAIT FOR COURT  APPEARANCES OR APPOINTMENTS THE  ENROLLMENT STARTS IMMEDIATELY. ONCE THEY START PARTICIPATING  THERE IS A PROVISION FOR  INTERVENTIONS FOR THEM WITH  SOCIAL EMOTIONAL MENTAL HEALTH  SERVICES FOR THE STUDENTS AS  WELL AS FOR FAMILY MEMBERS. PARENTS AND FOR SIBLINGS. ADDITIONALLY THERE IS A VARIETY  OF CONSEQUENCES AND DIVERSION  STRATEGIES EMPLOYED FOR STUDENTS REFLECTIVE OF WHAT THEIR  INFRACTION WAS. IT MAY BE INCLUDING BUT NOT  LIMITED TO COMMUNITY SERVICE,  RESTORATIVE JUSTICE AND  RESTITUTION AND THESE ALL HAPPEN IMMEDIATELY RATHER THAN HAVING  TO WAIT FOR A COURT APPOINTMENT. THIS IS ALSO CRITICAL. THERE IS NO CRIMINAL RECORD FOR  A CIVIL CITATION ONCE THEY  COMPLETE THE JUVENILE ARREST  AVOIDANCE PROGRAM. OF THE NEARLY 400 ARRESTS WE HAD LAST YEAR, ONLY 41% OF THEM WERE ISSUED A CIVIL CITATION. MOVING FORWARD ALL FIRST-TIME  MISDEMEANORS WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE A CIVIL CITATION INSTEAD OF AN ARREST. SO WHAT WE'D LIKE TO DO NOW IN  TAKING A LOOK AT THE  COMMUNICATION TO STAKEHOLDERS,  WE HAVE CONSOLIDATED THIS INTO  ONE DOCUMENT THAT WE'D LIKE TO  PLACE ON THE WEBSITE TO HAVE IT  BE ACCESSIBLE AND DOWNLOADABLE  PRACTICALLY AS A BOOK FOR  EVERYONE TO BE ABLE TO HAVE. WE WANT TO SHARE IT WITH ALL OUR SCHOOL-BASED ADMINISTRATORS,  TEACHERS AND STAFF MEMBERS. WE'D LIKE TO SHARE IT WITH ALL  PARENTS AND CARE GIVERS. WE'D LIKE TO HAVE IT TRANSLATED  INTO AS MANY LANGUAGES AS  POSSIBLE. AND IN ADDITION TO THAT, WHAT WE RECOMMEND IS THAT WE PROVIDE THE TRAINING AND PROVIDE SHARING  THIS NOT ONLY WITH SCHOOL-BASED  ADMINISTRATORS, TEACHERS AND  STAFF AND RESOURCE OFFICERS AND  LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES,  PARENTS, FAMILIES, COMMUNITY  MEMBERS. WE'D LIKE TO MAKE SURE WE MEET  WITH COMMUNITY GROUPS, BUSINESS  PARTNERS AND FAITH-BASED  PARTNERS. WE'D LIKE TO TRAIN NOT ONLY THE  SCHOOL-BASED PEOPLE AND OFFER  COMMUNITY TOWN HALL MEETINGS SO  WE CAN SHARE THIS, ANSWER  QUESTIONS, STRENGTHEN THE  PARTNERSHIPS AND REALLY EDUCATE  THE ENTIRE COMMUNITY ABOUT ALL  WE HAVE DONE, CONTINUE TO DO AND THE HOPE REALLY IS TO KEEP OUR  CHILDREN IN SCHOOL, PROVIDE  SUPPORTS FOR STUDENTS AND  STRATEGIES FOR EVERYONE TO KEEP  CHILDREN SAFE AND SOUND AND  HEALTHY IN OUR SCHOOLS. SO NOW I'LL TURN IT OVER TO  QUESTIONS. CHAIR GRAY, I'LL LEAVE IT UP TO  YOU ABOUT HOW MUCH TIME YOU WANT TO SPEND TODAY OR RATHER YOU'D  WAIT UNTIL THURSDAY.  

>>Lynn Gray: BOARD, IF YOU DON'T MIND, I THINK WE REALLY NEED TO  REST BECAUSE WE'LL HAVE A LONG  NIGHT TONIGHT AND I KNOW ONCE WE START QUESTIONS, YOU KNOW HOW IT GOES. I KNOW THURSDAY WE'LL MAKE THE  QUESTIONS HAPPEN. AND BOARD MEMBERS, AGAIN, REST  UP BECAUSE TONIGHT WILL BE A  LONG ONE. BUT I THINK ALSO THAT WE DID A  LOT OF REFLECTION TODAY ON  CHARTER SCHOOLS WHICH WAS GOOD,  AND MS. BAYS, I CAN'T THANK YOU  ENOUGH TOO FOR THE THOROUGH  READING OF SO MUCH WORK THAT  KATRINA AND JOSHUA AND YOUR  STAFF HAS DONE. AND WILL BE DOING. SO PLEASE, I HOPE YOU DON'T FEEL THAT WE'RE BEING RUDE TO YOU AT  THIS POINT IN TIME. THAT'S NOT OUR MOTIVE, BUT I  WANT TO TAKE GOOD CARE OF OUR  BOARD AND MAKE SURE THEY'RE  FRESH FOR TONIGHT. OKAY, BOARD MEMBERS, IF YOU'RE  OKAY TO LEAVE, OF COURSE YOU CAN STAY AND PERHAPS FOR ANOTHER 10  MINUTES TO ASK QUESTIONS  INDIVIDUALLY. THAT'S OKAY. OH, SORRY. (SOUNDING GAVEL)  ADJOURNED.