Closed captioning transcript for the Special Called Hillsborough County School Board Meeting from June 17, 2021 - 9:30 a.m.

>> HI. I'M LYNN GRAY, CHAIR OF THE HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD. I WANT TO WELCOME YOU TO HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS. WE SERVE MORE THAN 200,000 STUDENTS. THAT INCLUDES CHILDREN IN PRESCHOOL THROUGH OUR ADULTS IN OUR WORK FORCE PROGRAM.

>> HI. I'M DR. STACY HAHN, THE BOARD VICE-CHAIR. OUR DISTRICT IS THE 7th LARGEST IN AMERICA, AND OUR TEAM IS MADE UP OF MORE THAN 24,000 PEOPLE WORKING AT NEARLY 250 SITES ACROSS THE COUNTY.

>> WE ARE DIVERSE AND DEDICATED. OUR BOARD MEETINGS ARE HELD IN OUR BOARD AUDITORIUM ON SELECT TUESDAYS AT 4 P.M. THE BEST WAY TO SERVE OUR STUDENTS AND OUR COMMUNITY IS TO INVOLVE YOU, THE PUBLIC, IN WHAT WE DO.

>> YOU ARE WELCOME TO E-MAIL OR MEET WITH ANY OF OUR BOARD MEMBERS AND FOLLOW OUR DISTRICT ON SOCIAL MEDIA. BOARD MEETINGS ARE COVERED LIVE BY HILLSBOROUGH SCHOOLS TV ON SPECTRUM CABLE CHANNEL 635 AND FRONTIER CABLE CHANNEL 32.

>> MEETINGS ARE STREAMED ON OUR WEBSITE AT HillsboroughSchools.org. CLOSED CAPTIONING IS PROVIDED ON ALL BROADCASTS AND PAST MEETINGS ARE AVAILABLE IN OUR ONLINE ARCHIVES.

>> WE ARE INTERESTED IN WHAT THE PUBLIC HAS TO SAY. WE'LL INCLUDE TIME FOR AUDIENCE COMMENTS BEFORE WE ADDRESS OUR BUSINESS ITEMS. OUR AGENDA AND ANY SUPPORTING MATERIALS CAN BE VIEWED ONLINE IN ADVANCE. THEY ARE POSTED SEVEN DAYS BEFORE EACH MEETING ON OUR WEBSITE AT HillsboroughSchools.org.

>> OUR VISION IS PREPARING STUDENTS FOR LIFE, AND THAT MEANS ALL STUDENTS, EVERY DAY. TODOS LOS ESTUDIANTES, TODOS LOS DIAS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST IN EDUCATION. WITH YOUR HELP, WE'RE MAKING DECISIONS THAT SHAPE OUR COMMUNITY'S FUTURE.

>>Lynn Gray: GOOD MORNING. IT SEEMS LIKE WE ARE MELTING INTO MORNING, AFTERNOON, AND EVENING SESSIONS LATELY. THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE. THANK YOU, BOARD, FOR YOUR ASTUTENESS. WE DO HAVE TWO BOARD MEMBERS. MR. PORTER, WHICH BOARD MEMBERS ARE ON THE TEAMS.

>>Jim Porter: MEMBER COMBS AND MEMBER VAUGHN ARE PARTICIPATING THROUGH TEAMS. AND THEY HAVE BEEN INVITED, AND I THINK PABLO IS CHECKING TO MAKE SURE THEY WILL BE ON. IN THE MEANTIME, YOU HAVE A QUORUM, AND YOU CAN START THE MEETING.

>>Lynn Gray: I'LL HAVE MEMBER HAHN, MY ILLUSTRIOUS CO-CHAIR, HELP WITH THEIR COMMENTS IF THEY WANT TO MAKE ANY, ET CETERA. BOARD MEMBERS, THIS SHOULD BE A BRIEF MEETING -- BRIEFER THAN THE PAST ONE. THE GOAL TODAY IS TO -- ACTUALLY, TWOFOLD. TO VOTE ON THE FINANCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE. MR. PORTER IS GOING TO LEAD THE CHARGE, AND WE'LL COME UP WITH A WAY OF CONSENSUS SO WE CAN ACTUALLY TAKE A VOTE. AND THEN HOPEFULLY THAT WILL BE NO LONGER THAN AN HOUR, PERHAPS EVEN SHORTER THAN THAT. WE HAVE ONE PUBLIC SPEAKER, MR. RICK WARNER. SECONDLY, WE'RE GOING TO DIVE INTO PART TWO OF THE CODE OF CONDUCT, AND MS. BAYS WILL LEAD THAT. I KNOW, BOARD MEMBERS, YOU PREPARED QUESTIONS. AND THEN, OF COURSE, ON THE ASIDE, AND SUPERINTENDENT DAVIS, CAN YOU JUST GIVE A QUICK ANNOUNCEMENT ABOUT THE PRINCIPALS, BUSCH GARDENS SITUATION HAPPENING TODAY?

>>Addison Davis: YES, MA'AM. TODAY IS JUST AN OPPORTUNITY FOR CABINET TO INTERACT WITH OUR PRINCIPALS AND FOR THEM TO BE ABLE TO GET TO HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHO OUR CABINET MEMBERS ARE, WHAT THEY DO, HOW WE BUILD RELATIONSHIPS, WHAT THE OVERARCHING NEEDS ARE FOR MOVING FORWARD WITH THE 21-22 SCHOOL YEAR AND GATE CHANCE TO LET OUR HAIR DOWN TOGETHER. THEY HAVE WORKED SO HARD, BEEN HEROIC DURING THIS TIME. A CHANCE FOR SYNERGY AND WE'RE GRATEFUL FOR SPONSORSHIPS IN THE PROCESS AND JUST TIME TOGETHER WITH OUR COLLEAGUES.

>>Lynn Gray: EXCELLENT. THANK YOU. MEMBER HAHN WANTS TO -- GO AHEAD, MEMBER HAHN, DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION? OH, OKAY. MR. PORTER, YOU'RE ON. GIVE US ALL THE INFORMATION THAT YOU HAVE SO WE CAN DECIDE.

>>Jim Porter: WE CAN DO PUBLIC COMMENT FIRST, IF YOU'D LIKE.

>>Lynn Gray: I'M SO SORRY. MR. WARNER, WOULD YOU COME UP AND SHARE? WE HAVE THREE MINUTES FOR YOU. MR. WARNER, KEEP STANDING. WE'LL GO AHEAD AND FIRST, MEMBER HAHN, WOULD YOU MIND DOING A MOMENT OF SILENCE AND THEN THE PLEDGE?

>>Stacy Hahn: BOW YOUR HEAD IN A MOMENT OF SILENCE. DEAR LORD, PLEASE BLESS THIS BORED. GIVE US THE STRENGTH AND THE WISDOM TO MAKE THE BEST DECISIONS FOR OUR STUDENTS, FAMILIES AND OVERALL COMMUNITY THAT WE REPRESENT. AMEN.

>>Lynn Gray: WE'LL NOW RISE FOR THE PLEDGE. [PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE] THANK YOU, MEMBER SNIVELY.

>>Jim Porter: NEED A MOTION TO.TO DO THE AGENDA.

>>Lynn Gray: WE NEED A MOTION TO ADOPT THE AGENDA. I HAVE A MOTION BY MEMBER WASHINGTON AND A SECOND BY MEMBER SNIVELY. ANY DISCUSSION? SEEING NONE, PLEASE VOTE WHEN YOUR LIGHTS ARE ON. MEMBER VAUGHN DID NOT VOTE AND MEMBER COMBS BECAUSE THEY ARE ON TEAMS. DO WE KNOW --

>>Jim Porter: MEMBER VAUGHN, COULD YOU RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU'RE IN FAVOR OF ADOPTING THE AGENDA SO THE MOTION CARRIED 6-1.

>>Lynn Gray: THE MOTION CARRIES 6-1.

>>Jim Porter: I THINK YOU CAN GO RIGHT INTO PUBLIC COMMENT. THIS SHOULD BE PRETTY STRAIGHTFORWARD.

>>Lynn Gray: WE DO HAVE A PUBLIC COMMENT TODAY, AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PUBLIC, OF COURSE, TO VET THEIR INTEREST. THE INTEREST TODAY IS SPECIFICALLY WITH THE FINANCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE. MR. WARNER, WOULD YOU DO US THE PLEASURE? THANK YOU. THREE MINUTES.

>> GOOD MORNING, BOARD MEMBERS, SUPERINTENDENT DAVIS. FORMING THIS COMMITTEE, THERE ARE A LOT OF ALTERNATIVES ON HOW IT CAN BE DONE. ONE OF THE DIFFICULT DECISIONS IS BALANCING THE SIZE OF THE COMMITTEE WITH A DESIRE TO INCLUDE THE MANY STAKEHOLDER GROUPS THAT THIS DISTRICT HAS. AND I WANT TO BE SURE THE BOARD WAS AWARE OF A RECENT CHANGE, WHICH HAS REALLY NOT BEEN PUBLISHED YET IN THE LEGISLATIVE PLATFORM OF THE STATE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS, WHICH CHANGES THEIR GENERAL LANGUAGE ABOUT WORKING FOR MORE FUNDING TO TWO VERY SPECIFIC REQUESTS. ONE TO ACCOMPLISH EQUITY IN CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUNDING, WHICH HILLSBOROUGH IS THE LARGEST SUFFERER FROM THE INEQUITY IN CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUNDING IN THE MILLAGE RATES BECAUSE OUR RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PROPERTY VALUES AND STUDENT POPULATION. AND THE SECOND CHANGE THAT THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS HAS MADE STATEWIDE IS TO REACH FOR THE MIDPOINT AT LEAST AMONG THE STATES IN TOTAL PER PUPIL FUNDING. AS YOU ALL KNOW BY NOW, WE'RE 44th. I THINK THOSE SPECIFICS ARE A GREAT THING TO SEE IN LEGISLATIVE PLATFORMS. I HOPE TO SEE IT IN THIS BODY'S LEGISLATIVE PLATFORM. FULL DISCLOSURE, I AM A MEMBER OF THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS, AND I AM PUSHING FOR THEM TO BE ONE OF THE ORGANIZATIONS INCLUDED WITH THE RIGHT TO SELECT A MEMBER OF THIS COMMITTEE. ONE LAST COMMENT IS I THINK CLEARLY THE MAJORITY OF THESE COMMITTEE MEMBERS SHOULD HAVE A FINANCIAL BACKGROUND BUT NOT NECESSARILY EVERYBODY BECAUSE OTHER PERSPECTIVES ARE IMPORTANT ALSO. THANK YOU.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, RICK WARNER. AND AT THIS POINT IN TIME, WE'RE GOING TO GO AHEAD AND HAVE THE MEETING, THIS PART OF THE MEETING LED BY MR. PORTER, OUR ATTORNEY. THANK YOU, MR. PORTER, FOR PREPARING MATERIALS. BOARD MEMBERS, YOU HAVE IN YOUR POSSESSION A FOLDER WHICH HAS ALL THE RELEVANT MATERIALS THAT MR. PORTER WILL BE GOING OVER. MR. PORTER, THANK YOU.

>>Jim Porter: THANK YOU, BOARD MEMBERS. AS YOU RECALL, THIS BOARD VOTED A WHILE BACK TO ESTABLISH A FINANCIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE WITH THE IDEA THAT THE PURPOSE AND THE SCOPE AND THE MEMBERSHIP WILL BE DECIDED AT A LATER DATE. THE LATER DATE IS NOW. THAT'S WHAT WE'RE HERE FOR. YOU HAVE BEFORE YOU A DRAFT THAT REPRESENTS COMMENTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS, FROM STAFF, FROM OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS, ELEMENTS FROM OUR CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND OUR FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE FOR THE SURTAX. THIS IS YOUR BOARD. IT'S YOUR CREATION, AND IT CAN TAKE ANY SHAPE AND ANY FORM AND ANY PURPOSE THAT YOU WANT IT TO, BUT FOR PURPOSES OF TODAY'S MEETING, THIS IS SOMETHING TO REACT TO. SO WHAT I WANT TO DO IS GO THROUGH FIRST THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMITTEE, THEN THE SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY, AND THEN THE MEMBERSHIP. AND THE MEMBERSHIP WILL PROBABLY TAKE THE MOST DEBATE, BUT, AGAIN, THIS IS YOUR COMMITTEE, AND WE WANTED TO REFLECT WHAT YOUR WISHES ARE ON IT. YOU HAVE IT IN FRONT OF YOU, BUT I'LL READ THE PURPOSE SO EVERYONE IS ON THE SAME PAGE. THE FINANCIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE'S PURPOSE IS TO PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL TOOL FOR THE SCHOOL BOARD IN FINDING SOLUTIONS TO THE FISCAL OPERATION DEFICIT TO RESTORE CONFIDENCE AND TRUST IN THE FINANCIAL STEWARDSHIP OF THE DISTRICT AND THE BOARD, TO PROVIDE MORE TRANSPARENCY IN THE FINANCIAL AND BUDGET PROCESS, AND TO PROVIDE GUIDANCE TO THE BOARD. THE FINANCIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE SHALL NOT HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE FINANCIAL OR BUDGETARY DECISIONS FOR THE SCHOOL BOARD OR THE DISTRICT, BUT RATHER WILL PROVIDE INPUT, PERSPECTIVE, RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE SCHOOL BOARD. THE SCHOOL BOARD SHALL RECEIVE THE INFORMATION AND RECOMMENDATIONS PROVIDED BY THE FINANCIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE, BUT THE SCHOOL BOARD IS NOT REQUIRED TO ACT UPON THE INFORMATION OR RECOMMENDATION. THAT'S THE GENERAL PURPOSE, AND I THINK THAT CAPTURES THE ESSENCE OF WHAT YOU ALL WERE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH. BUT IF YOU HAVE COMMENTS ABOUT IT, LET ME KNOW AND WE CAN EDIT IT AS APPROPRIATE.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MR. PORTER. DO THE BOARD MEMBERS, MEMBER COMBS, MEMBER VAUGHN --

>>Jim Porter: MS. VAUGHN HAS A COMMENT.

>>Lynn Gray: MEMBER VAUGHN.

>>Jessica Vaughn: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. CAN YOU GUYS HEAR ME?

>>Jim Porter: YES.

>>Jessica Vaughn: THANK YOU FOR PREPARING THIS, MR. PORTER. THE ONLY COMMENT THAT I HAVE RIGHT NOW IS IN LOOKING AT THE STRUCTURE -- AND YOU AND I HAVE DISCUSSED THIS -- THE SUPERINTENDENT DOES HAVE TWO APPOINTEES, AND I WOULD AGREE WITH MR. WARNER. I WOULD PREFER MORE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT AND TO BRING MORE PEOPLE TO THE TABLE BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE THIS IS AN OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, SO WE CAN HAVE MORE EYES ON OUR BUDGET, MORE PEOPLE FROM THE COMMUNITY SO THAT THEY CAN TRUST THAT WE'RE MAKING WISE DECISIONS AND UNDERSTAND OUR FUNDING. SO I WOULD LIKE TO SEE ALL OF THE BOARD MEMBERS AND THE SUPERINTENDENT HAVE ONE APPOINTEE, ALONG THE LINES OF OUR SPEAKER, MR. WARNER, ALLOW THAT SECOND APPOINTEE TO GO TO THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS.

>>Jim Porter: MS. VAUGHN, THANK YOU FOR THE INPUT. IF I COULD ASK THE BOARD MEMBERS, IF WE COULD FOCUS ON ONE SECTION AT A TIME.

>>Jessica Vaughn: OH, SORRY.

>>Jim Porter: NO, NO. I APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS. YOU HAD PROVIDED THOSE TO ME PREVIOUSLY AND WE'LL GET BACK TO THAT. RIGHT NOW WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE PURPOSE. AS WE GO THROUGH THESE, I WANT TO MAKE SURE THERE'S BUY IN ON EACH OF THE SECTIONS. WHEN WE GET TO THE MEMBERSHIP, I THINK THAT WILL GENERATE MORE DEBATE. IF THERE ARE NO COMMENTS ON THE PURPOSE, WE CAN MOVE ON.

>>Lynn Gray: I THINK MR. PORTER WANTS TO GO OVER THE SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY AND THEN THE BOARD CHOICE OF MEMBERSHIP. MR. PORTER, ARE YOU COMPLETED WITH THE PURPOSE?

>>Jim Porter: WE'LL MOVE ON TO SCOPE WHICH IS ON THE SECOND PAGE. THIS IS THE SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY, AND THAT'S IMPORTANT TO GIVE DIRECTION WHEN YOU CREATE A BOARD SO THEY UNDERSTAND WHAT THEIR ROLE IS AND WHAT THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES ARE AND WHAT THEIR POWERS ARE. THE FINANCIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE VALUE HAVE THE FOLLOWING POWERS AND DUTIES:  NUMBER ONE, PREPARE FOR, ATTEND, AND ACTIVELY PARTICIPATE IN COMMITTEE MEETINGS. NUMBER TWO, REVIEW AND ANALYZE THE BUDGET FOR THE DISTRICT. NUMBER THREE, REVIEW AND ANALYZE MONTHLY BUDGET AMENDMENTS. NUMBER FOUR, REVIEW AND ANALYZE BUDGET POLICIES -- EXCUSE ME, REVIEW AND ANALYZE BOARD POLICIES RELATED TO THE BUDGET. NUMBER FIVE, PROVIDE INPUT, ADVICE, AND SUPPORT IN THE PREPARATION OF THE OPERATING AND CAPITAL BUDGET FOR THE DISTRICT. NUMBER SIX, PROVIDE INPUT, ADVICE, AND SUPPORT IN THE MAINTENANCE OF THE UNASSIGNED FUND BALANCE RESERVE AND THE GENERAL FUND RESERVE. AND NUMBER SEVEN, REPORT TO THE SCHOOL BOARD AT LEAST EIGHT TIMES A YEAR. THOSE ARE THE RECOMMENDED SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES, AND IF THERE ARE ANY BOARD COMMENTS ON THAT, NOW WOULD BE THE TIME TO MAKE THEM.

>>Lynn Gray: BOARD MEMBERS, DID YOU WANT TO HAVE A COMMENT ON THAT PARTICULAR SUBJECT, WHICH IS REVOLVING AROUND SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY. MEMBER SNIVELY.

>>Melissa Snively: THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR. WILL THERE BE AN ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT? DID I MISS THAT? A MINIMUM OF EIGHT OR --

>>Jim Porter: MINIMUM OF EIGHT REPORTING TO THE BOARD. THEY WOULD REPORT TO YOU AT A BOARD MEETING AT LEAST EIGHT TIMES A YEAR.

>>Melissa Snively: OKAY. SO THERE WOULD BE --

>>Jim Porter: JUST LIKE THE CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE OR THE FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, MAKE REPORTS TO THE BOARD ON A PERIODIC BASIS, IT'S RECOMMENDED THAT THIS GROUP WOULD DO THE SAME THING AT A BOARD MEETING.

>>Melissa Snively: THEY WOULD COME TO THE BOARD MEETING AND MAKE A PRESENTATION SIMILAR TO HOW --

>>Jim Porter: YES.

>>Melissa Snively: BUT MORE FREQUENTLY.

>>Jim Porter: I ORIGINALLY SUGGESTED QUARTERLY REPORTS. ONE OF THE COMMENTS I GOT FROM A BOARD MEMBER IS IT NEEDED TO BE MORE OFTEN. INSTEAD OF DOING A MONTHLY, I SELECT A DATE, AT LEAST EIGHT TIMES A YEAR.

>>Melissa Snively: HOW MANY MEETINGS?

>>Jim Porter: THEY ARE GOING TO MEET MONTHLY.

>>Melissa Snively: WILL THERE BE AN ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENT?

>>Jim Porter: THERE IS NOT NOW. WHEN WE GET TO THE MEMBERSHIP, WE CAN TALK ABOUT THAT.

>>Melissa Snively: AND HOW WILL WE PREPARE THEM FOR THE REVIEW AND ANALYZATION OF THE BUDGET? IS THERE SOME TRAINING, SOME PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT?

>>Jim Porter: THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER WILL BE THE PRIMARY LIAISON TO THE COMMITTEE, AND JUST LIKE WHEN YOU HAD THE FINANCIAL COMMITTEE LAST YEAR, THEY WOULD SERVICE THE COMMITTEE AND PROVIDE THEM THE INFORMATION AND TRAINING THAT WOULD BE NEEDED.

>>Melissa Snively: PERHAPS A WORKSHOP OR A COUPLE OF SESSIONS THAT WOULD PREPARE THEM FOR HOW TO READ. BECAUSE EVEN THOUGH WE MIGHT HAVE SOME FOLKS WITH FINANCIAL BACKGROUNDS, CERTIFIED PROFESSIONAL ACCOUNTANTS AND SO FORTH, A SCHOOL BUDGET FOR THIS MUNICIPALITY IS A VERY DIFFERENT TYPE OF BUDGET. SO I'M JUST WANTING TO MAKE SURE THEY UNDERSTAND HOW TO READ A SCHOOL BUDGET VERSUS A REGULAR BUDGET. THOSE WERE MY TWO QUESTIONS SO FAR. THANK YOU.

>>Lynn Gray: MEMBER SNIVELY, ARE YOU SUGGESTING PERHAPS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OR ARE YOU ENVISIONING WORKSHOPS?

>>Melissa Snively: WELL, JUST AS WE HAVE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FROM THE FLORIDA SCHOOL BOARD ASSOCIATION, WHEN WE BECOME NEW SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS, FINANCE 101, IF YOU WILL, PERHAPS WE CAN OFFER SOMETHING TO THEM. OBVIOUSLY, NOT AS MUCH IN LENGTH BECAUSE THOSE ARE TWO-DAY WORKSHOPS FOR EACH SESSION THAT WE GET FROM THE FLORIDA SCHOOL BOARD ASSOCIATION, WE GET FOUR FULL DAYS OF HOW TO READ A BUDGET. SO I'M GOING TO SUGGEST THAT WE HAVE SOMETHING TO PREPARE THEM FOR HOW TO READ A SCHOOL BUDGET AND HOW FEFP WORKS AND ALL OF THE INTRICACIES THAT ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THIS VERY LARGE $3 BILLION BUDGET.

>>Jim Porter: GOOD POINT.

>>Melissa Snively: THANK YOU.

>>Lynn Gray: EXCELLENT POINT. I'M TAKING NOTES, TOO. SUPERINTENDENT DAVIS WILL MAKE NOTE OF THESE AS WELL. THAT'S A VERY IMPORTANT SUGGESTION. I ONLY WANT TO THROW IN NOW THAT WE MENTION MS. JOHNSON WILL BE PART OF THE ANALYZING AND REVIEWING BOARD POLICIES, WHAT FURTHER ROLE WOULD OUR CFO HAVE --

>>Jim Porter: SHE'S IDENTIFIED IN THE MEMBERSHIP PART DISTRICT LIAISON FOR THE COMMITTEE AND WOULD ATTEND ALL THE MEETINGS AND SUPPORT THE COMMITTEE.

>>Lynn Gray: OKAY. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. MEMBER PEREZ FOLLOWED BY MEMBER HAHN.

>>Karen Perez: JUST FOR SAKE OF CLOSING THE CIRCLE. SO THEY WOULD COME TO THE MEETING, SHARE THEIR CONCERNS, AND THEN THE FOLLOW-UP WOULD BE PROVIDED TO OUR CHAIR.

>>Jim Porter: SO THEY WILL MEET MONTHLY, AND THEY WILL GO OVER WITH THE SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES, DICTATE THAT THEY COVER. AND THEN THEY'LL MAKE MONTHLY REPORTS TO YOU ON WHATEVER THEIR FINDINGS ARE, WHETHER THE BUDGET OR MAYBE A PROPOSED BOARD POLICY. THAT WILL BE UP TO THEM TO DETERMINE WHAT THEY WANT TO REPORT TO YOU. THEN YOU ALL CAN TAKE THAT INFORMATION AND DO WITH IT WHAT YOU THINK MOST APPROPRIATE.

>>Lynn Gray: MEMBER PEREZ, YOU'RE FINISHED? THANK YOU. MEMBER HAHN.

>>Stacy Hahn: YOU SAID MONTHLY JUST NOW, BUT IN HERE IT SAYS EIGHT TIMES.

>>Jim Porter: TWO SEPARATE THINGS. THEY ARE GOING TO MEET MONTHLY. THEY WILL REPORT TO YOU AT LEAST EIGHT TIMES A YEAR.

>>Stacy Hahn: AT THEIR MONTHLY MEETINGS, THEY'LL HAVE A CONVERSATION THEN, PUT A REPORT TOGETHER.

>>Jim Porter: I THINK THE MONTHLY MEETINGS THEY'LL DO THE THINGS IN THE SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY. THEY MIGHT FOCUS ON THE FUND BALANCE OF ONE MEETING. THEY MIGHT FOCUS ON TAKING A LOOK AT EXISTING BOARD POLICIES RELATED TO FINANCES. AND THEN WHAT THEY CHOOSE TO REPORT TO YOU WILL BE BASED ON WHAT THEY DECIDE IS IMPORTANT.

>>Stacy Hahn: IT IS IN THE SUNSHINE, SO WE CAN ALWAYS LOOK AT THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING.

>>Jim Porter: YES.

>>Stacy Hahn: I WANT TO SAY I CONCUR WITH MEMBER SNIVELY IN REGARD TO PD, ACTUALLY HAD THAT WRITTEN DOWN. WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY UNDERSTAND NOT JUST THE SCHOOL BUDGET AND HOW IT WORKS, BUT HOW FUNDS FLOW FROM THE FEDS AND THE STATE. IT'S VERY COMPLEX, AND AS MEMBER SNIVELY SAID, EVEN THOUGH YOU MAY HAVE A FINANCE DEGREE OR BE A CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT, SCHOOL FINANCE IS VERY DIFFERENT. SO IT WILL REQUIRE -- AND I THINK THAT NEEDS TO BE UNDERSTOOD UP FRONT THAT THEY ARE MANDATORY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAININGS THAT WILL TAKE AN EXTENSIVE AMOUNT OF TIME. I ALSO AGREE WE NEED TO ADDRESS, I THINK YOU SAID TO DO THAT DURING MEMBERSHIP AROUND ATTENDANCE.

>>Jim Porter: SURE.

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

>>Melissa Snively: THANK YOU. I THINK REPORTING EVERY OTHER MONTH TO THE BOARD WOULD PROBABLY BE ADEQUATE. I'M JUST TRYING TO THINK HOW TO PREPARE A PERSON. IF I APPROACH THEM, I WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY UNDERSTAND THE SCOPE OF THE TIME COMMITMENT, THE RESPONSIBILITIES. SO TWO THINGS, ONE, I THINK WE NEED TO MAYBE -- I WOULD SAY REDUCE THAT TO SIX TIMES A YEAR MAKING IT EVERY OTHER MONTH AS OPPOSED TO EIGHT. I DON'T KNOW WHERE THE OTHER TWO WOULD FIT IN, IF THEY ARE REPORTING EVERY OTHER MONTH. LOGISTICALLY, I THINK THAT'S ADEQUATE. AND THEN PERHAPS IF WE COULD DRILL DOWN ON HOW LONG THE MEETINGS, LIKE, IF I TELL SOMEONE THEY ARE GOING TO MEET ONCE A MONTH, HOW LONG ARE THESE MEETINGS GOING TO BE. HOUR, TWO HOURS, FOUR HOURS, I THINK WE NEED TO HAVE SOME TYPE OF TIME LIMITATION SO THAT THEY KNOW WHAT COMMITMENT -- TIME COMMITMENT THAT THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE PARTICIPATING IN THESE MONTHLY MEETINGS.

>>Jim Porter: I WANT TO ADDRESS YOUR FIRST POINT FIRST. I ANTICIPATE ONLY THE CHAIR OF THE COMMITTEE REPORTING TO THE BOARD. SO IT WOULDN'T BE THE WHOLE COMMITTEE COMING TO THE BOARD EIGHT TIMES A YEAR. IT WOULD JUST BE WHOEVER IS ELECTED CHAIR COMING. I CAN HAVE THEM REPORT TO YOU AS MUCH AS YOU'D LIKE OR FEWER AMOUNT OF TIMES.

>>Melissa Snively: I WAS HONESTLY LOGISTICALLY TRYING TO THINK -- I GUESS MAYBE THE SUMMER MONTHS WE WOULD HAVE MORE BECAUSE THAT'S WHEN WE START FORMULATING THE BUDGET PROPOSALS, BUT -- WHERE ARE WE GOING TO STICK THOSE EXTRA TWO MONTHS?

>>Jim Porter: I THINK AS FAR AS THE LENGTH OF THE COMMITTEE MEETINGS, I THINK THAT WOULD BE UP TO THEM. IF YOU WANT TO SET SOME SORT OF PARAMETERS ON THAT, THE BOARD ABSOLUTELY COULD DO THAT. MR. FARKAS, COULD YOU IDENTIFY THE FINANCIAL OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE FOR THE TAX, HOW LONG ARE THEIR MEETINGS TYPICALLY? THE COMMITTEE MEETINGS.

>>Christopher Farkas: USUALLY WITHIN AN HOUR. I KNOW SOME OF THE BOARD MEMBERS HAVE ATTENDED THOSE. DEPENDING ON THE TOPICS, BUT THEY ARE PRETTY SUCCINCT.

>>Jim Porter: WE COULD BUILD THAT IN THIS IF YOU THINK THEY SHOULD BE AN HOUR AND THAT WOULD GIVE PEOPLE AN IDEA OF WHAT THE TIME COMMITMENT WOULD BE.

>>Melissa Snively: I THINK THAT WOULD BE BENEFICIAL. I KNOW THEY PROBABLY AS A COMMITTEE CAN DECIDE THAT, BUT I'D LIKE TO GO IN WITH SOME EXPECTATIONS TO SAY, OKAY, I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE AN HOUR OR TWO HOURS A MONTH, AND THEN IT TURNS INTO A FOUR- OR FIVE-HOUR COMMITMENT A MONTH. I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE CAREFUL AROUND THAT TO BE VERY UP-FRONT WITH OUR EXPECTATIONS OF THE TIME COMMITMENT. THANK YOU.

>>Lynn Gray: I AGREE. A LOT OF THEM DO WORK. I KNOW WITH THE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE, DEFINITELY HAS A BEGINNING AND AN END TIME, COMMENSURATE WITH THEIR WORK SCHEDULE. MY QUICK QUESTION REAL QUICK AND THEN, SUPERINTENDENT DAVIS --

>>Addison Davis: I THINK MS. VAUGHN.

>>Lynn Gray: OKAY. MEMBER VAUGHN WILL BE NEXT. I'M LOOKING IN FIVE DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS HERE. ALSO, THERE'S AN AVENUE, AND THIS IS TO MEMBER SNIVELY'S COMMENT THAT WE CAN REPORT, AS WE SHOULD, ON THE SUSPENDED AGENDA, ANY UPDATES JUST TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE CONTINUALLY HAVING UPDATES, AND NOT JUST US, BUT FOR THE PUBLIC TO BE APPRISED. THIS IS A NEW ORNAMENT FOR US TO HAVE, AND IT'S A GREAT IDEA. IT NEEDS TO BE DONE FOR A LONG TIME. I'M JUST SAYING IN TERMS OF MESSAGING AND COMMUNICATION THAT MAYBE THIS CAN BE INCORPORATED. I'LL LET BOARD MEMBERS RESPOND TO THAT IF THEY HAVE A FEELING ON THAT. MEMBER VAUGHN, YOU ARE NEXT ON THE QUEUE. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE.

>>Jessica Vaughn: THANK YOU VERY MUCH. IN REGARDS TO HOW OFTEN THE COMMITTEE REPORTS TO THE BOARD, I WOULD DEFINITELY LIKE TO KEEP IT AT EIGHT. I THINK THAT -- I WAS HOPING FOR OONCE A MONTH SINCE WE MEET CONSISTENTLY, BUT I KNOW THAT WE HAD TALKED ABOUT MAKING IT LESS JUST BECAUSE OUR BOARD MEETINGS, WE DIDN'T COMMIT TO TWO MEETINGS A MONTH WHEN WE TALKED ABOUT GOING FORWARD IN CASE THERE WAS A HOLIDAY MONTH OR WHATNOT, WE HAD SPRING BREAK. SO I THINK THAT'S WHY IT WENT DOWN. BUT I THINK THAT BEING ON THE MPO BOARD, I SEE A LOT OF VALUE IN THE PRESENTATIONS THAT OUR ADVISORY COMMITTEE GIVES US EACH MONTH ON THE AGENDA. IT GIVES US A GOOD CONSENSUS OF WHAT THE COMMUNITY IS THINKING AND FEELING. IF THEY ANALYZE THE BUDGET FOR ONE MONTH AND THEY HAVE NOTHING TO REPORT, THEY CAN SAY THEY HAVE NOTHING TO REPORT THAT MONTH. BUT I REALLY THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THIS COMMITTEE TO REALLY ANALYZE THINGS AND PRESENT IT TO US SO THAT WE HAVE A VERY COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIP IS WHAT I'M HOPING TO SEE WITH THIS BOARD. SO MAKING IT LESS IS SOMETHING THAT I THINK WILL LIMIT THE ENGAGEMENT BETWEEN WHAT THEY THINK IS GOING ON WITH THE BUDGET OR IDEAS THAT THEY HAVE OR SUGGESTIONS AND OUR ABILITY TO KIND OF HAVE THAT INFORMATION PREPARED BEFORE WE VOTE ON AGENDA ITEMS. I WOULD LIKE TO KEEP IT AT EIGHT, AND I WOULD EVEN LIKE MORE, BUT I THINK THAT'S WHERE WE KIND OF LANDED WHEN WE TALKED ABOUT IT, MR. PORTER.

>>Jim Porter: MS. COMBS WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED TO THE QUEUE.

>>Lynn Gray: MEMBER COMBS, HOLD ON FOR JUST A SECOND. I WANTED TO DELVE INTO WHAT MEMBER VAUGHN SAYS. IT SEEMS LIKE SHE WOULD LIKE MORE OF A COLLABORATIVE JOINING WITH BOARD AND THIS OVERSIGHT -- I MEAN, NOT OVERSIGHT, ADVISORY. I JUST WANT TO MAKE THAT DISTINCTION. THERE'S NOT A CONSENSUS YET ON THAT INVOLVEMENT. MEMBER COMBS?

>>Nadia Combs: GOOD MORNING, EVERYBODY. MAYBE A GOOD COMPROMISE WOULD BE SIX TO EIGHT MEETINGS BECAUSE WE REALLY DON'T KNOW WHAT IT'S GOING TO LOOK LIKE ONCE THEY COME TOGETHER. IT MAY TAKE A MONTH OR TWO TO SETTLE DOWN, GET THE INFORMATION. MAYBE A GOOD COMPROMISE WOULD BE SIX TO EIGHT MEETINGS THE FIRST YEAR, AND THEN WE CAN REVISIT AND LOOK AT THAT AND SEE. THAT GIVES A LITTLE MORE FLEXIBILITY TO A NEW COMMITTEE. IT'S SOMETHING BRAND-NEW THAT WE'VE NEVER DONE. THAT'S JUST A SUGGESTION.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MEMBER COMBS, AND I DEFINITELY AGREE. BOARD MEMBERS, REEVALUATION AFTER A YEAR WOULD CERTAINLY BE INDICATIVE. MEMBER SNIVELY.

>>Melissa Snively: THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR. I WOULD AGREE AS WELL. I LIKE THE FLEXIBILITY OF THE SIX TO EIGHT. SO I WOULD AGREE WITH MEMBER COMBS AND MEMBER GRAY. SINCE WE ARE ALSO MENTIONING TRAINING, I NOTICED THAT ALL OF THESE MEETINGS ARE SUBJECT TO FLORIDA SUNSHINE LAW AND PUBLIC RECORDS. AND SO IN ADDITION TO THE TRAINING, THE FINANCE 101-TYPE TRAINING FOR READING A SCHOOL BUDGET PROBABLY WOULD ALSO BE A GOOD IDEA TO TRAIN THEM ON FLORIDA SUNSHINE AND PUBLIC RECORDS LAW, BECAUSE THAT IS -- AND ALSO SET THAT EXPECTATION WITH THE VOLUNTEERS FOR THIS COMMITTEE, ESPECIALLY IF NONE OF THEM HAVE EVER BEEN SUBJECTED TO FLORIDA SUNSHINE OR PUBLIC LAW. IT'S EXTREMELY COMPLEX AND CAN BE A RISK FOR SOME OF OUR MEMBERS WHO DECIDE TO VOLUNTEER. SO I THOUGHT MAYBE THAT WOULD BE GOOD ADDITIONAL TRAINING FOR THEM AS WELL. THANK YOU.

>>Lynn Gray: EXCELLENT SUGGESTION. MEMBER WASHINGTON, DID YOU WANT TO SPEAK AT ALL YET? OKAY. NOT YET. I JUST DIDN'T WANT TO -- I SEE MEMBER VAUGHN IS NEXT. THANK YOU. MEMBER VAUGHN?

>>Jessica Vaughn: HI, YEAH. THANK YOU. I HAVE A QUESTION. I WAS TALKING ABOUT, I WAS UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT THEY WERE MEETING EVERY MONTH, AND WHAT I WAS TALKING ABOUT IS HOW OFTEN THEY PRESENTED TO THE BOARD, BUT FROM WHAT I HEAR FROM MEMBER COMBS AND MAYBE MEMBER SNIVELY, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HOW MANY MEETINGS THAT THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE A MONTH JUST TO MEET TO GO OVER STUFF. COULD YOU CLARIFY THAT OR AM I CONFUSED?

>>Jim Porter: NO, TWO SEPARATE THINGS. THE INTENT IS THAT THE COMMITTEE WILL MEET ON A MONTHLY BASIS. SO THEY WILL MEET MONTHLY, THE SUGGESTION HAS BEEN THAT WE LIMIT THAT TO APPROXIMATELY AN HOUR PER MONTH SO THAT THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS KNOW WHAT SORT OF TIME COMMITMENT THEY ARE COMMITTING THEMSELVES TO. AND THEN THE SECOND -- THE SIX TO EIGHT WOULD BE THE CHAIR OF THAT COMMITTEE REPORTING TO THE BOARD. SO THE COMPROMISE THAT'S BEEN SUGGESTED IS THAT THE COMMITTEE REPORT TO THE SCHOOL BOARD AT LEAST, WHICH ALLOWS FOR MORE, SIX TO EIGHT TIMES A YEAR. THAT IS THE SUGGESTED COMPROMISE AT THIS POINT, MS. VAUGHN.

>>Jessica Vaughn: AND THEN WITH THE FLEXIBILITY BETWEEN SIX AND EIGHT, DO WE HAVE TO MAKE MORE OF A HARD DECISION? HOW DOES IT WORK WITH SIX TO EIGHT? THAT'S UP TO THE COMMITTEE ITSELF DISCRETION AND THEN THEY VOTE ON IT?

>>Jim Porter: I THINK AT LEAST SIX TO EIGHT IS ABOUT AS FLEXIBLE AS YOU COULD POSSIBLY BE. AT LEAST SUGGESTS THERE COULD BE MORE, BUT THERE CAN'T BE LESS THAN SIX. I THINK IT WOULD BE UP TO THE COMMITTEE TO DECIDE IF THEY HAVE THINGS THAT THEY THINK ARE IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO BRING TO THE FULL BOARD OR THIS BOARD COULD ALSO MAKE A REQUEST THAT THEY WANT TO HEAR FROM THEM MORE OFTEN. AS MS. COMBS SAID, BECAUSE IT IS A NEW COMMITTEE, THE FIRST YEAR WOULD BE ALMOST LIKE A PILOT PROGRAM TO SEE HOW IT WORKS, WHAT MAKES SENSE AND WHAT DOESN'T. AND THIS DOCUMENT COULD ALWAYS BE CHANGED OR MODIFIED TO REFLECT THE REALITY OR WHAT WORKS BEST FOR THE COMMITTEE AND FOR THE BOARD.

>>Jessica Vaughn: CAN I REITERATE, WE ARE JUST SAYING IT WOULD HAVE TO BE SIX TO EIGHT. HOWEVER, IF THEY WANTED TO DO MORE, LET'S SAY EACH MONTH THEY HAD A PRESENTATION THEY WANTED TO BRING OR THEY WANTED TO GIVE US FEEDBACK, THAT'S UP TO THEIR DISCRETION AND THEY COULD PRESENT AS MUCH AS THEY WANT?

>>Jim Porter: YES. AND IT ALSO GIVES THE BOARD THE FLEXIBILITY TO REQUEST THEM TO COME MORE OFTEN, IF THERE ARE THINGS YOU WANT TO HEAR FROM THEM ABOUT.

>>Jessica Vaughn: THANK YOU. I APPRECIATE IT.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MEMBER VAUGHN. MEMBER WASHINGTON AND THEN MEMBER PEREZ AND THEN MEMBER HAHN.

>>Henry "Shake" Washington: THAT SIX TO EIGHT, JIM, WOULD THAT BE ONCE A MONTH? AT LEAST THEY WOULD REPORT TO THE BOARD ONCE A MONTH?

>>Jim Porter: NO, AT LEAST SIX TO EIGHT TIMES A YEAR. THEY WOULD MEET ONCE A MONTH AS A COMMITTEE, AND THEN THEY WOULD MAKE A REPORT TO YOU THROUGHOUT A YEAR, AT LEAST SIX TIMES OR EIGHT TIMES.

>>Henry "Shake" Washington: I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A REPORT PROBABLY ONCE A MONTH TO KEEP US AHEAD AND KNOW EXACTLY WHAT'S GOING ON.

>>Jim Porter: THERE'S SOME DISCUSSION ABOUT THAT THEN.

>>Henry "Shake" Washington: OKAY, GOOD.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MEMBER WASHINGTON. AND YOUR VOICE HAS BEEN HEARD. SO APPRECIATE THAT. MEMBER PEREZ AND THEN MEMBER HAHN.

>>Karen Perez: YEAH, LIKE THE MAJORITY OF THE BOARD MEMBERS HAVE STATED, SIX TO EIGHT IS GOOD BECAUSE THE FIRST FEW MEETINGS ARE GOING TO BE MORE ORGANIZATIONAL, AND THEN TRAINING. SO BY THE TIME THEY REALLY GET TO THE MEAT OF WHAT THEY NEED TO PRESENT TO US, IT'S GOING TO BE A LITTLE BIT FURTHER DOWN THE ROAD. SO SIX TO EIGHT IS GOING TO BE THE MOST APPROPRIATE FOR THESE BOARD MEMBERS TO REALLY GET TO US AND GIVE US SOME SUBSTANTIAL INFORMATION, TO BE HONEST.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MEMBER PEREZ. IT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE GETTING NEAR CONSENSUS. MEMBER HAHN.

>>Stacy Hahn: THANK YOU, MEMBER GRAY. SO, YES, I APPRECIATE THE COMPROMISE FROM MEMBER SNIVELY AND MEMBER COMBS. I AGREE WITH THE AT LEAST SIX TO EIGHT. I THINK IT OFFERS THE COMMITTEE THE FLEXIBILITY, AND I THINK THAT'S RESPECTFUL TO GIVE THEM SOME FLEXIBILITY. WE DON'T WANT TO HANDCUFF THEM. SO I WOULD SUPPORT THE AT LEAST SIX TO EIGHT TIMES A YEAR. THANK YOU.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MEMBER HAHN. IT LOOKS LIKE THAT WOULD BE THE THE CONSENSUS AND ALSO THE REEVALUATION AFTER A YEAR. HAVING SAID THAT, I DON'T WANT TO DISPEL MEMBER WASHINGTON. ARE YOU FINE WITH WHAT WE JUST SAID IN TERMS OF THE AT LEAST. ANY OBJECTION?

>>Henry "Shake" Washington: YES, NONE AT ALL. WE JUST NEED TO KNOW THE REPORT SO WE'LL BE ON TOP OF IT EACH MONTH WHAT'S GOING ON. BECAUSE IF YOU WAIT TOO LONG AND THEN YOU LOSE ALL THE PERMISSION -- CONCEPT OF WHAT YOU SHOULD HAVE.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU. MEMBER VAUGHN, WILL YOU BE AGREEABLE TO SAYING, OF COURSE, THE AT LEAST SIX TO EIGHT MEETINGS BUT ALSO THE REEVAL AFTER A YEAR?

>>Jessica Vaughn: YEAH, ABSOLUTELY. I DON'T WANT OUR MEMBERS TO FEEL HANDCUFFED BUT I DO WANT THERE TO BE CLEAR EXPECTATIONS TO PEOPLE WHO SIGN UP KNOW WHAT THEY ARE GETTING INTO SO WE HAVE A REALLY ENGAGED BOARD. THE COMMITTEE. AS LONG AS IT IS AT THE COMMITTEE'S DISCRETION AND IF THEY WANT TO PRESENT MORE BECAUSE THEY HAVE AN ITEM THAT THEY, OR SEVERAL ITEMS THAT THEY WANT TO GO AHEAD AND GIVE FEEDBACK ON, I'M FINE WITH THAT. THANK YOU.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, BOARD MEMBERS. WE'RE GOING TO MOVE RIGHT NOW TO THE MEMBERSHIP. MR. PORTER.

>>Jim Porter: BASICALLY, YOU HAVE IN FRONT OF YOU A PROPOSED MEMBERSHIP. AGAIN, THIS IS YOUR BOARD, AND IT CAN TAKE ANY DIRECTION THAT YOU WANT. I THINK, THOUGH, IN REALITY, THERE ARE REALLY TWO BASIC STRUCTURES THAT YOU COULD USE. THE ONE I PROPOSED HAS BOARD MEMBER APPOINTEE, SUPERINTENDENT APPOINTEES AND THEN OUTSIDE STAKEHOLDER APPOINTEES. AND THAT'S A MEMBERSHIP OF ABOUT 15. AND THAT'S GETTING A LITTLE BIT HEAVY WITH MEMBERSHIP. THAT'S A LOT OF PEOPLE. THE OTHER REAL OPTION WOULD BE FOR YOU ALL TO JUST APPOINT ONE AND THE SUPERINTENDENT TO APPOINT ONE AND HAVE A COMMITTEE OF EIGHT. AND I THINK YOU HAVE TO DECIDE SORT OF FUNDAMENTALLY WHAT YOU LIKE. BUT IF YOU WANT OUTSIDE REPRESENTATION, WHAT I'M PROPOSING IS THIS, AND I'LL GO THROUGH THE PROPOSAL AND THEN YOU ALL CAN REACT TO IT. EACH SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER SHALL APPOINT ONE PERSON. THE SUPERINTENDENT SHALL APPOINT TWO PEOPLE. I CHOSE TWO PEOPLE BECAUSE I WANTED AN ODD NUMBER OF COMMITTEE, AND THIS WOULD ADD UP TO 15. YOU COULD EASILY HAVE THE SUPERINTENDENT APPOINT ONE. THAT'S JUST FOR DISCUSSION PURPOSES. THE HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY CLASSROOM TEACHERS ASSOCIATION WOULD APPOINT ONE PERSON. THE HILLSBOROUGH ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS HASA WOULD APPOINT ONE PERSON. THE HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATION WOULD APPOINT ONE PERSON. STUDENT WOULD BE SELECTED IN THE FORMAT USED TO SELECT THE STUDENT FOR THE CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE. MR. AYRES PROVIDED THAT LANGUAGE TO ME. THE HILLSBOROUGH CHAPTER OF THE NAACP WOULD APPOINT A PERSON, AND THE LEAGUE OF UNITED LATIN AMERICAN CITIZENS WOULD APPOINT ONE PERSON. THAT WOULD BE A MEMBERSHIP OF 15. THAT WOULD BE A MODEL WHERE YOU HAVE OUTSIDE MEMBER -- OR OUTSIDE ORGANIZATIONS ALSO REPRESENTED ON THE COMMITTEE IN ADDITION TO YOURS, OR, AGAIN, THE OTHER MODEL WOULD BE THAT YOU ALL JUST APPOINT ONE, THE SUPERINTENDENT APPOINTS ONE, AND THAT WOULD BE THE COMMITTEE. BUT THIS MERITS SOME DISCUSSION ABOUT REPRESENTATION. WHAT I TRIED TO DO WAS CAPTURE THE STAKEHOLDERS THAT ARE INVOLVED WITH THE DISTRICT. WITH AN EYE TO DIVERSITY AND AN EYE TO PEOPLE THAT ARE REALLY INTERACTING WITH THE DISTRICT ON A DAILY BASIS. SO THAT'S REFLECTED IN THE PROPOSED MEMBERSHIP. AGAIN, YOUR COMMITTEE AND YOUR MEMBERSHIP AND YOU NEED TO DECIDE HOW YOU WANT TO DO IT.

>>Lynn Gray: SO WE REALLY HAVE KIND OF A CHOICE. EITHER EACH OF US CHOOSE ONE, INCLUSIVE WOULD BE THE SUPERINTENDENT, OR ON THE BOTTOM, YOU HAVE LISTED. AND THE CAUTIONARY ELEMENT, OF COURSE, IS WE CAN'T HAVE THIS BECOME POLITICAL. SO I'M GOING TO LET, OF COURSE, THE BOARD MEMBERS SPEAK AND SHARE THEIR IDEAS. SUPERINTENDENT DAVIS.

>>Addison Davis: YES, MA'AM, THROUGH THE CHAIR. GOOD MORNING, THANK YOU. THE BIGGEST THING -- I KNOW THAT THE RECOMMENDATION IS FOR TWO FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT. I WOULD LIKE TO GIVE ONE OF THOSE TO THE HILLSBOROUGH SCHOOL EMPLOYEE FEDERATION, THE NONINSTRUCTIONAL STAFF, BECAUSE I THINK IF WE'RE GOING TO REPRESENT ALL OF OUR STAKEHOLDERS, THEY SHOULD BE INCLUSIVE IN THE PROCESS, IF THAT'S ONE OF THE PLANS WE WANT TO IMPLEMENT.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU. SO I JUST ADDED -- YOU ADDED IT DOWN, MR. PORTER. REPEAT THAT AGAIN.

>>Addison Davis: YES, MA'AM. THIS IS THE HILLSBOROUGH SCHOOL EMPLOYEE FEDERATION. NONINSTRUCTIONAL STAFF.

>>Lynn Gray: HILLSBOROUGH SCHOOL EMPLOYMENT FEDERATION. WE JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE ALL THE BOARD MEMBERS HAVE IT WRITTEN DOWN AS A CONSIDERATION. OKAY, BOARD MEMBERS, LET'S GO AHEAD AND WEIGH IN. YOU SEE WE HAVE KIND OF LIKE TWO MODELS, IF YOU WILL, ON PARTICIPATION. THERE'S ALSO AN APPLICATION ON THE FINANCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE. THERE'S AN APPLICATION. SOME BOARD MEMBERS MAY WANT THAT ONLY OR SOME BOARD MEMBERS MAY WANT A RESUMÉ, AND SOME BOARD MEMBERS MAY WANT BOTH. SO THAT'S JUST REALLY TO VET WHO'S ON THIS COMMITTEE AND FEEL FREE TO ALSO REMARK ON THAT AS WELL, BOARD MEMBERS. HERE WE GO. SO MEMBER PEREZ AND THEN MEMBER SNIVELY.

>>Karen Perez: I APPRECIATE THAT YOU HAVE INCLUDED THE COMMUNITY, THE LATINX AND ALSO THE NAACP INTO THIS, BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN TREMENDOUSLY AFFECTED BY OUR BUDGET AND BUDGET CRISIS FOR NOT JUST THE LAST FEW YEARS, BUT FOR MANY YEARS. THEIR EYES INTO OUR BUDGET AND THE EFFECTIVENESS OR LACK THEREOF ESPECIALLY INTO THEIR COMMUNITIES IS GOING TO BE A TREMENDOUS HELP. AND THEIR GUIDING. AS A LIGHTHOUSE FOR US IN THIS COMMUNITY. IT'S GOING TO BE TREMENDOUS, TREMENDOUS. THEIR INPUT IS JUST GOING TO BE SO, SO WELCOMED AND EMBRACED, AT LEAST BY THIS BOARD MEMBER, YOU KNOW. SO THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR AT LEAST WANTING A MEMBER OF THEIR COMMUNITY INTO THIS COMMITTEE. THANK YOU.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MEMBER PEREZ. I'M JUST WORKING WITH THE BOARD AS WE SPEAK. IF WE CAN GO AHEAD AND DIVVY THIS UP WITH THREE DIFFERENT PARTS OF THIS. FIRST, WE'LL DECIDE THE APPOINTMENTS AND THEN GO FOR THE QUALIFICATIONS, AND THEN GO FOR THE AMOUNT OF APPLICATIONS. I'M WRITING THINGS DOWN SO WE CAN GET CONSENSUS. MEMBER PEREZ, WITH THAT BEING SAID, CAN YOU ALSO RESTATE YOUR AMOUNT OF APPOINTMENTS JUST SO I CAN MAKE NOTE OF IT. WOULD YOU DECIDE --

>>Jim Porter: I THINK SHE'S IN FAVOR OF THE MODEL THAT'S PRESENTED TO YOU.

>>Lynn Gray: SHE'S IN FAVOR OF THE MODEL? OKAY. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. AND THEN MEMBER SNIVELY, MEMBER VAUGHN.

>>Melissa Snively: THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR. I, TOO, APPRECIATE THE THOUGHTFULNESS THAT WENT INTO RECOMMENDING WHAT TYPE OF MEMBERS, FROM WHAT ORGANIZATIONS, COMMUNITY PARTNERS, STAKEHOLDERS SHOULD BE ON HERE. I UNDERSTAND THAT DIVERSITY IS CRITICAL, AND THAT WE'RE TRYING TO BE INCLUSIVE OF THAT. I REALLY APPRECIATE THE SUPERINTENDENT'S SUGGESTION TO MAKE ONE OF HIS APPOINTEES FROM HCEF. I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT. NO OFFENSE TO THE LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS, BUT I THINK WE'LL OPEN PANDORA'S BOX IF WE SAY LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS, THEN WHAT ABOUT THE CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE? WHAT ABOUT OTHER ORGANIZATIONS? WE HAVE A LOT OF STAKEHOLDERS IN OUR COMMUNITY, AND I THINK THE ONES THAT HAVE BEEN SELECTED HAVE A DIRECT AND IMMEDIATE RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS, LIKE YOU HAD MENTIONED AND THAT'S WHAT YOU USED, I THINK, FOR THE SELECTION PROCESS OF THESE. I WOULD BE IN FAVOR OF THE LIST AS IT STANDS WITH A SUGGESTION OF THE SUPERINTENDENT TO MAKE ONE OF HIS APPOINTEES OR JUST CHANGE THAT TO HCEF AND BE THE NINTH MEMBER, AND THEN HE WOULD STILL HAVE ONE APPOINTEE. THANK YOU.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MEMBER SNIVELY. MEMBER VAUGHN.

>>Jessica Vaughn: THANK YOU. THANK YOU, SUPERINTENDENT DAVIS, FOR OFFERING UP YOUR SECOND APPOINTEE. I DO AGREE THAT WE WANT TO REPRESENT ALL OF OUR EMPLOYEES, SO HAVING OUR NONINSTRUCTIONAL EMPLOYEES REPRESENTED I THINK IS A REALLY IMPORTANT START. I GUESS MY QUESTION WOULD BE -- AND I'M IN FAVOR OF HAVING MORE OF THE COMMUNITY REPRESENTED AS OPPOSED TO JUST BOARD MEMBERS AND THE SUPERINTENDENT -- WHAT I'M ASSUMING IS THAT THIS IS FLEXIBLE, THAT WE CAN START WITH THE LIST AND IF WE WANTED TO CHANGE IT A YEAR FROM NOW AS WE REEVALUATE OR MAKE CHANGES OR ADD MORE STAKEHOLDERS THAT WE CAN DO THAT, I GUESS WOULD BE MY FIRST QUESTION.

>>Jim Porter: THE ANSWER IS YES.

>>Lynn Gray: REEVALUATION.

>>Jim Porter: YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU WANT, BOARD MEMBER.

>>Jessica Vaughn: YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU WANT.

>>Jim Porter: AS LONG AS FOUR OF YOU AGREE. [ LAUGHTER ]

>>Jessica Vaughn: I DIDN'T HEAR THAT.

>>Jim Porter: I SAID AS LONG AS FOUR OF YOU AGREE, YOU CAN DO WHATEVER YOU LIKE.

>>Jessica Vaughn: RIGHT. THE NEXT PIECE WOULD BE, I THINK YOU'RE ASKING ABOUT WHAT YOU WANTED FEEDBACK WAS AS FAR AS THE APPLICATION IS CONCERNED.

>>Jim Porter: NOT YET. WE'RE GOING TO HOLD OFF ON THAT, MS. VAUGHN. WE'LL TRY TO BREAK THIS DOWN JUST ON THE MEMBERSHIP. ABSOLUTELY WE'LL GET TO THAT.

>>Jessica Vaughn: OKAY. SO, YEAH, I'M IN FAVOR OF HAVING THE 15 MEMBERS, AND I DO LIKE HAVING OUR NONINSTRUCTIONAL STAFF REPRESENTED AS WELL. THAT -- THAT'S MY FEEDBACK. THANK YOU.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MEMBER VAUGHN. MEMBER WASHINGTON AND THEN MEMBER HAHN.

>>Henry "Shake" Washington: THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR. I AGREE, TOO, WITH MEMBER PEREZ AND MEMBER SNIVELY. THIS IS AN OUTSTANDING LIST. NAACP DEFINITELY SHOULD BE ON THERE BECAUSE THEY HAVE BEEN A BIG SUPPORTER OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR YEARS. SO IT'S IMPORTANT TO HAVE THEM ON THERE. THANK YOU, TOO, SUPERINTENDENT FOR PUTTING THE HCEF ON THERE. THOSE PEOPLE ARE SO IMPORTANT WHEN WE MAKE THE DECISION. I THINK YOU ANSWERED MY QUESTION BECAUSE I HAD PRETTY MUCH WHAT MEMBER VAUGHN HAD. COULD WE ADD ON LATER. SO WE DO HAVE THE CAPABILITIES OF ADDING ON. BUT I THINK THIS IS A GREAT LIST AND IT COVERS. WE CAN'T HAVE EVERYBODY ON THE LIST. I KNOW WE PROBABLY HAVE SOME OTHER ORGANIZATIONS, MAY WANT TO GET ON THE LIST, BUT LIKE YOU SAID, IF WE FEEL -- WE WILL DO IT. I THINK THE LIST IS GOOD. I AGREE. THANK YOU.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MEMBER WASHINGTON. IT LOOKS LIKE WE'RE HEADING TOWARDS CONSENSUS. MEMBER HAHN AND THEN MEMBER SNIVELY.

>>Stacy Hahn: I AGREE WITH MY COLLEAGUES. I THINK THE LIST IS A NICE REPRESENTATION OF ORGANIZATIONS THAT REPRESENT EMPLOYEES. DIVERSITY IS THERE AS WELL, SO I KNOW MEMBER GRAY IS LOOKING FOR CONSENSUS. SO I JUST WANTED TO PUT THAT ON THE RECORD. THANK YOU.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU. MEMBER SNIVELY AND THEN MEMBER COMBS.

>>Melissa Snively: THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR. COULD YOU GO OVER A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW THE STUDENT WOULD BE? I'M A LITTLE CONFUSED ABOUT HOW THE STUDENT, WHO'S GOING TO SELECT THE STUDENT AND WHAT THE ACTUAL ROTATION WILL BE FOR STUDENTS?

>>Jim Porter: THE CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE HAS A STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE. AND THERE IS A FORMULA IN THE CACs BYLAWS HOW THE STUDENT IS SELECTED. SO I USED THAT LANGUAGE AND IT'S PUT IN HERE THAT THE CAC DOES IT, AND IT'S ON A ROTATING BUSINESS. THE PRINCIPALS ARE REALLY INVOLVED WITH THAT AND THERE IS A SORT OF DIFFERENT STUDENT THAT COMES FOR CERTAIN PERIODS OF TIME. YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE A STUDENT. IT WAS JUST A SUGGESTION THAT WOULD BE A GOOD WAY TO ENGAGE STUDENTS INTO WHAT IT'S LIKE FOR THE FINANCE OF THE DISTRICT. DOESN'T HAVE TO BE SELECTED THIS WAY. WE DIDN'T WANT TO REINVENT THE WHEEL AND USE THE MODEL FAMILIAR TO THE SYSTEM, CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

>>Melissa Snively: WOULD IT BE A TWO-YEAR TERM?

>>Jim Porter: I THINK THEY ROTATE. I THINK THERE WOULD BE DIFFERENT ONES THROUGHOUT THAT PERIOD. IF YOU HAVE A SENIOR --

>>Melissa Snively: I THINK IT WILL BE A LITTLE CHALLENGING BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO TAKE TIME TO UNDERSTAND THE SCHOOL FINANCE AND TO HAVE A ROTATING STUDENT, ALTHOUGH I THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA -- GREAT LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR THEM. GREAT EXPOSURE FOR THEM. I THINK IF THEY ARE ONLY THERE FOR A YEAR, IT'S GOING TO BE A LITTLE CHALLENGING. I DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH THEY ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO WRAP THEIR HEADS AROUND IT IF IT'S ONLY ONE YEAR AT A TIME. SO I'M WONDERING IF WE SHOULD SAY IT'S GOING TO BE A JUNIOR AND THEY SERVE THEIR JUNIOR/SENIOR YEAR, TWO-YEAR TERM, IF WE ROTATE IT TOO OFTEN, I THINK IT WILL BE A LITTLE CONFUSING FOR THAT STUDENT TO CATCH UP ON EVERYTHING THAT'S BEEN DISCUSSED. THERE'S GOING TO BE MEETINGS THAT THEY HAVE MISSED THAT THEY'LL HAVE TO GO BACK AND REVIEW. I MEAN, THEY CAN REVIEW THE MINUTES, BUT IT'S NOT GOING TO QUITE BE THE SAME. I DON'T HAVE AN ANSWER FOR THAT. I DON'T HAVE A SOLUTION NECESSARILY. I'M JUST SAYING WE SHOULD PROBABLY THINK ABOUT LOGISTICS.

>>Jim Porter: IF YOU ARE IN FAVOR OF THE IDEA OF THE STUDENT, I THINK WE CAN WORK ON THE SELECTION PROCESS. THOSE ARE VALID CONCERNS.

>>Lynn Gray: I WANT THEM TO FEEL

>>Melissa Snively: I WANT THEM TO FEEL LIKE THEY CAN BE A PART OF IT BUT IN A CONSISTENT WAY AND BE ABLE TO GIVE VALUABLE FEEDBACK. BUT I DO THINK IF WE'RE ROTATING IT TOO FREQUENTLY, THEN THEY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CATCH UP AND FEEL LIKE THEY CAN BE PART OF THE DISCUSSION.

>>Jim Porter: GOOD POINT.

>>Melissa Snively: THANKS.

>>Lynn Gray: IT'S A GREAT POINT, AND ALSO TO MEMBER HAHN, JESUIT WE ACTUALLY IN THE JUNIOR YEAR WE STARTED A POLITICAL COMMITTEE JUST TO MAKE SURE THE KIDS KNEW ABOUT THE PROCESS, KNEW THE IMPORTANCE. SO THE JUNIOR YEAR, YEAH, YOUR COMMENTS WERE VERY WELL SAID. BOARD MEMBERS, ALSO, REMEMBER THAT MR. PORTER TOOK ALL OF THIS FROM YOU, YOUR IDEAS, AND PUT THIS TOGETHER AS WELL. THIS DOCUMENT REFLECTS YOUR DESIRES, SO I THINK IT'S AN EXCELLENT JOB. HERE WE GO, MEMBER COMBS, MEMBER PEREZ, AND THEN MEMBER WASHINGTON.

>>Nadia Combs: I ALSO AGREE. I THINK IT'S A REALLY GREAT EXAMPLE OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE IN THE COMMUNITY. I WOULD LOVE TO ADD SOMEBODY FROM THE CHAMBER, BUT I KNOW WE PROBABLY ALREADY HAVE QUITE A FEW MEMBERS IN THERE. I DON'T WANT THE GROUP TO GET TOO LARGE, BUT I DO THINK IT'S A GREAT REPRESENTATION OF OUR COMMUNITY. IT WOULD HAVE BEEN NICE TO ADD SOMEBODY FROM THE CHAMBER. I ALSO AGREE WITH MEMBER SNIVELY. I THINK TWO YEARS WOULD BE GOOD FOR A STUDENT BECAUSE I THINK IT'S GOING TO BE VERY -- IT'S GOING TO BE VERY DEEP. IT'S GOING TO BE A LOT OF INFORMATION, AND WE REALLY WANT THAT COMMITMENT. I ANTICIPATE HOPEFULLY A LOT OF OUR MEMBERS WILL STAY FOR A LONG TIME. THAT WAY WE CAN REALLY MEET THOSE NEEDS BY HAVING PEOPLE THERE FOR MORE THAN JUST, YOU KNOW, HOPEFULLY MORE THAN TWO YEARS. THANK YOU.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MEMBER COMBS. MEMBER PEREZ AND MEMBER WASHINGTON.

>>Karen Perez: I ANSWERED MY OWN QUESTION, BUT JUST FOR THE SAKE OF THE FOLKS WATCHING, IF -- BECAUSE WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THE SERVING AND THE -- BUT CAN YOU SPEAK JUST FOR THE SUNSHINE ABOUT WHAT CONSTITUTES A QUORUM SO THAT EVERYBODY WILL --

>>Jim Porter: IF THERE WERE 15 PEOPLE ON THE BOARD, 8 PEOPLE WOULD CONSTITUTE A QUORUM.

>>Karen Perez: WHAT WOULD IT LOOK LIKE FOR THE OTHER MODEL JUST IN CASE?

>>Jim Porter: IF THERE WERE -- I WOULD HESITATE TO HAVE AN EVEN NUMBERED BOARD. IF YOU HAD EIGHT MEMBERS, THEN FIVE WOULD CONSTITUTE A QUORUM. IF YOU HAD NINE, THEN -- YEAH, FIVE WOULD CONSTITUTE A QUORUM FOR THAT. RIGHT. ENGLISH MAJOR DOING MATH IS NOT A GOOD IDEA.

>>Lynn Gray: WANTS TO BE A MATH MAJOR NOW, TOO. HERE WE GO. WELL, WE'RE NOT GOING YET. MEMBER WASHINGTON.

>>Henry "Shake" Washington: THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR. WHEN WE WERE TALKING ABOUT STUDENTS, WHEN WE WERE TALKING ABOUT TWO YEARS, MEMBER SNIVELY, I WAS THINKING ABOUT STUDENT GOVERNMENT. BECAUSE YOU REMEMBER SOME YEARS AGO, WE USED TO HAVE STUDENT GOVERNMENT COME TO THE BOARD MEETINGS AND MAYBE WE COULD PUT A JUNIOR FROM THE STUDENT GOVERNMENT AND THEY COULD SERVE TWO YEARS ON THERE. THANK YOU.

>>Lynn Gray: THE JUNIOR POSITION IS SO CRITICAL BECAUSE THEIR RESUMÉ, COLLEGES LOOK AT THAT PARTICULAR YEAR AND THEN YOU WOULD HAVE THE TWO-YEAR DESIRABILITY AND THAT WOULD BE STABLE FOR THE STUDENTS. WE HAVE DEFINITELY CONSENSUS, BOARD MEMBERS. SUPERINTENDENT DAVIS.

>>Addison Davis: YES, MA'AM, AND I APPRECIATE IT. IF WE ARE GOING TO STUDENT -- WE DO HAVE FINANCE COMMITTEES, FINANCE MAGNETS WITHIN OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT. MAYBE THAT WOULD BE A STUDENT THAT IS A JUNIOR IN THOSE PARTICULAR PATHWAYS AND LET THEM ACTUALLY BE INVOLVED. MAYBE EXPEDITED WITH ENJOYING NUMBERS AND ANALYTICS BEHIND IT, SO THAT MAY BE AN OPTION AS WELL.

>>Jim Porter: GREAT IDEA.

>>Lynn Gray: EXCELLENT IDEA. THANK YOU. BOARD MEMBERS, THANKS FOR THE SOLIDIFY. NOW WE'RE LOOKING AT A VERY NONPOLITICAL COMMITTEE, AND WE'RE ALSO ONE THAT REFLECTS DIVERSITY OF OUR DISTRICT, INCLUSIVE OF STUDENTS, WHICH IS EXCELLENT. NEXT, WE'LL GO INTO QUALIFICATIONS. THAT, BOARD MEMBERS -- THERE'S NOT A PAGE NUMBER, NECESSARILY, BUT JUST ABOUT AT THE END AND IT'S ON THE TOP OF THE PAGE.

>>Jim Porter: YOU'RE PROBABLY LOOKING AT DIFFERENT DOCUMENTS, BUT I CAN READ IT FOR PURPOSES OF THE RECORD.

>>Lynn Gray: RIGHT AFTER NUMBER EIGHT. HOPEFULLY MEMBER COMBS AND MEMBER VAUGHN HAVE A COPY OF THIS.

>>Jim Porter: THEY DO.

>>Lynn Gray: GO AHEAD AND READ.

>>Jim Porter: SO THIS, AGAIN, FOR THE BOARD APPOINTEES, YOU ARE IN CHARGE OF YOUR APPOINTEES, AND YOU NEED TO PICK WHO YOU THINK IS GOING TO BEST SERVE ON THE COMMITTEE AND BEST SERVE THE DISTRICT. BUT AS YOU CHOOSE, IT WOULD BE HELPFUL AND IF YOU WERE THOUGHTFUL ABOUT THIS. I'M GOING TO READ WHAT I THINK IS IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO THINK ABOUT WHEN YOU APPOINT. IN THE SELECTION OF MEMBERS FOR THE FINANCIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE, BOARD MEMBERS, THE SUPERINTENDENT, AND OTHER APPOINTING BODY SHALL TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION THAT PERSONS FROM THE FOLLOWING FIELDS OF EMPLOYMENT OR WITH THE FOLLOWING CERTIFICATIONS, CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANT, FINANCIAL MUNICIPAL ADVISOR, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND EXECUTIVES OR PROFESSIONALS IN THE INSURANCE, BANKING, TRANSPORTATION, CONSTRUCTION, MAINTENANCE, AND FOOD SERVICE INDUSTRIES, PEOPLE WITH KNOWLEDGE ABOUT PUBLIC EDUCATION FUNDING AND LOCAL SCHOOL BUDGETS, WILL PROVIDE THE MOST EFFECTIVE REPRESENTATION ON THE COMMITTEES. BOARD MEMBERS WILL ALSO TAKE INTO ACCOUNT DIVERSITY AND APPROPRIATE GEOGRAPHIC REPRESENTATION WHEN APPOINTING MEMBERS TO THE COMMITTEE. ALL MEMBERS OF THE FINANCIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE SHALL BE RESIDENTS OF HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. NO CANDIDATE FOR PUBLIC OFFICE WILL BE SELECTED TO SERVE ON THE COMMITTEE AND NO PERSON CONVICTED OF A CRIME OF A FINANCIAL NATURE SHALL BE APPOINTED TO THE COMMITTEE. SO THOSE ARE GUIDELINES THAT WOULD HELP YOU CHOOSE WHO TO SELECT. THE OTHER THING THAT YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER IS I ATTACHED FOR YOUR PURPOSES AN APPLICATION THAT YOU COULD HAVE POTENTIAL APPOINTEES FILL OUT. THAT'S ABSOLUTELY NOT REQUIRED. THAT IDEA CAME FROM LEE COUNTY WHO HAS A SIMILAR COMMITTEE STRUCTURE, AND I THOUGHT IT WAS WORTHWHILE YOU DISCUSSING. THE OTHER OPTION WOULD BE TO HAVE POTENTIAL CANDIDATES SUBMIT RESUMÉS. YOU COULD DO ONE, BOTH, OR NEITHER, AND YOU COULD JUST CHOOSE PEOPLE THAT YOU KNOW IN THE COMMUNITY OR IN YOUR DISTRICTS OR IN THE COUNTY THAT HAVE THE NECESSARY BACKGROUND TO MAKE A MEANINGFUL CONTRIBUTION. COMPLETELY UP TO YOU. AGAIN, I WANTED TO GIVE YOU AN ARRAY OF OPTIONS FOR YOU TO CHOOSE FROM.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MR. PORTER. ABSOLUTELY, THIS IS A GREAT COMPLETE AUTHENTICITY OF A VERY WELL VETTED COMMITTEE MEMBER. SO, BOARD MEMBERS, WE'RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT THE APPLICANT ON THIS PART OF THE SESSION. LET'S GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED. MEMBER VAUGHN.

>>Jessica Vaughn: CAN YOU HEAR ME?

>>Lynn Gray: I CERTAINLY CAN. WE CAN.

>>Jessica Vaughn: THANK YOU. I WAS TRYING TO GET TO THIS POINT BEFORE. I LIKE THE APPLICATION IDEA. I THINK THAT'S A GOOD WAY OF KIND OF ALLOWING PEOPLE TO SUBMIT THE INFORMATION THAT MIGHT BE PERTINENT TO US MAKING A SELECTION, AND I DON'T MIND HAVING A RESUMÉ AS WELL. I THINK AS MUCH INFORMATION IS GOOD FOR PEOPLE WHO WANT TO APPLY. AND ALSO, I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS THE APPROPRIATE TIME TO SAY THIS, BUT I THINK WE HAD TALKED ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT IF FOR SOME REASON AN APPOINTEES CYCLE DOESN'T SYNC UP WITH THE MEMBER WHO APPOINTED THEM, LET'S SAY I MADE AN APPOINTEE AND THERE WAS MAYBE A SPECIAL ELECTION AND SOMEONE ELSE TOOK MY SEAT, THAT THE NEW PERSON WHO FILLED MY SEAT WOULD HAVE THE ABILITY TO THEN REAPPOINT SOMEONE TO THE COMMITTEE THAT REPRESENTED THEM. I KNOW I'VE HAD -- IT'S NOT STRUCTURED LIKE THAT FROM MY UNDERSTANDING IN OUR CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE, SO I WOULD JUST LIKE THAT FLEXIBILITY IF THERE IS A NEW BOARD MEMBER TO HAVE A NEW APPOINTEE, BUT WE CAN DISCUSS THAT AS WELL. THOSE ARE MY THOUGHTS. THANK YOU.

>>Jim Porter: MS. VAUGHN, BECAUSE OF THE CONVERSATION YOU AND I HAD WITH THAT RECOMMENDATION, I INCLUDED THAT LANGUAGE, AND I'LL READ IT TO THE BOARD. PAGE 2. A NEWLY ELECTED BOARD MEMBER SHALL HAVE THE POWER TO APPOINT A NEW MEMBER TO REPLACE A MEMBER APPOINTED BY A PREVIOUS DISTRICT BOARD MEMBER. TO MS. VAUGHN'S POINT, IF THE COMMITTEE IS GOING TO REFLECT THE BOARD MEMBER THAT'S SEATED AT THE TIME AND THERE'S AN ELECTION AND THERE'S A CHANGE IN THE SEAT, THE NEWLY ELECTED BOARD MEMBER WOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO REPLACE THE PERSON APPOINTED BY THE PREVIOUS BOARD MEMBER. THAT'S MS. VAUGHN'S SUGGESTION, AND I ADDED THAT FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION.

>>Lynn Gray: AND THAT'S -- YEAH. VERY IMPORTANT CONSIDERATION. THANKS. WE'RE GOING TO GO AHEAD WITH COMMENTS REGARDING THE RESUMÉ, THE APPLICATION, THE APPLICANT'S QUALIFICATIONS. MEMBER SNIVELY.

>>Melissa Snively: THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR. I APPRECIATE THE OPTION OF DOING AN APPLICATION OR SUBMITTING A RESUMÉ OR BIOGRAPHY. I THINK THE APPLICATION, AND THIS IS JUST IN MY OPINION, I THINK IT'S RUDIMENTARY FOR THE CALIBER OF INDIVIDUAL THAT WE ARE GOING TO ASK TO SERVE ON THIS. SO I THINK SOME OF THE QUESTIONS ON HERE ARE A LITTLE TOO BASIC. HOWEVER, I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE'S SOME VETTING THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE BY SOME OF THE BOARD AND I ALSO UNDERSTAND THAT IT'S IMPORTANT TO BE TRANSPARENT AND PUBLIC ABOUT THE QUALIFICATIONS OF THE INDIVIDUALS THAT ARE BEING SELECTED FOR THIS COMMITTEE. AND SO THAT'S WHY I BELIEVE THAT A RESUMÉ WOULD BE JUST AS VALUABLE TO THE BOARD AS AN APPLICATION WOULD BE AND KEEPING THE COMMITTEE APPLICATION AN OPTION TO COMPLETE AND ALLOWING A RESUMÉ OR A BIOGRAPHY IN LIEU OF THE APPLICATION, SO IT'S AN EITHER-OR TYPE OF CHOICE FOR THAT INDIVIDUAL. THANK YOU.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MEMBER SNIVELY. MEMBER HAHN AND THEN MEMBER PEREZ.

>>Stacy Hahn: WHEN I LOOK AT THE APPLICATION, I AGREE. IT'S VERY BASIC. IT'S A STARTING POINT. SO I WOULD NOT JUST WANT TO SEE THIS AS OUR ONLY PIECE OF INFORMATION, I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO RECOMMEND A RESUMÉ AND A BIO IN ADDITION TO THE APPLICATION. AGAIN, THIS IS NOT YOUR ORDINARY VOLUNTEERING SITUATION. WE NEED VERY EXPERIENCED, HIGH-CALIBER INDIVIDUALS APPLYING. WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO VET THEM WITH INFORMATION BEYOND THIS APPLICATION. AND, AGAIN, TO MEMBER SNIVELY'S POINT, THE PUBLIC DESERVES A TRANSPARENCY ON THE QUALIFICATIONS OF THE INDIVIDUAL SERVING ON THE BOARD.

>>Jim Porter: MS. COMBS WOULD LIKE TO BE ADDED.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MEMBER HAHN. YES, WITH THE 7th LARGEST DISTRICT IN THE COUNTRY. SO THE HIGHEST CALIBER OF PERSON SHOULD BE CONSIDERED. WE'LL GO INTO THE NEXT ONE, MEMBER PEREZ AND THEN MEMBER COMBS.

>>Karen Perez: I AGREE. WHEN SOMEBODY PRESENTS A RESUMÉ, IT SPEAKS LOUDLY TO THE QUALITY OF PROFESSIONALISM THAT THEY HAVE BEHIND THEM, AND WHAT THEY ARE ABLE TO BRING, ESPECIALLY TO THIS BOARD, AND WHAT WE NEED TO SERVE. THAT'S MY TAKE ON THAT.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MEMBER PEREZ. QUICK QUESTION, MR. PORTER. WE'RE LOOKING AT ONLY INDIVIDUALS FROM OUR DISTRICT, CORRECT?

>>Jim Porter: HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, YES. THAT'S THE SUGGESTED REQUIREMENT. THEY HAVE TO RESIDE IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY. SO YOU WOULD HAVE THE FLEXIBILITY TO APPOINT ANYONE FROM THE COUNTY.

>>Lynn Gray: OKAY. THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MEMBER PEREZ. MEMBER COMBS AND MEMBER SNIVELY, MEMBER WASHINGTON, AND THEN MEMBER HAHN.

>>Nadia Combs: I WOULD CONCUR WITH WHAT EVERYONE HAS SAID. I DEFINITELY THINK A RESUMÉ AND THE APPLICATION, AND I THINK THAT WOULD ALLOW US TO VET HIGHER INDIVIDUALS. I THINK IT'S GREAT WE DON'T HAVE TO BE LIMITED TO -- I THINK WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE REPRESENTATION ALL OVER THE DISTRICT, BUT I THINK IT'S REALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE SOMETIMES WE MAY NOT BE ABLE TO FIND THE RIGHT PERSON. WE WANT TO FIND THE BEST PEOPLE FOR THESE POSITIONS, SO I THINK IT'S GREAT THAT WE'LL OPEN IT UP DISTRICTWIDE.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MEMBER COMBS. NEXT WE HAVE MEMBER SNIVELY.

>>Melissa Snively: THANK YOU. I JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY WHAT I MENTIONED EARLIER. IT WAS THE APPLICATION WOULD BE -- IT'S AN EITHER-OR. IT'S NOT AND. IT WOULD BE RESUMÉ. AND THE RESUMÉ, WE COULD SAY IT NEEDS TO ENCAPSULATE SOME OF THIS THAT'S ON THE APPLICATION. AND IF IT DOESN'T, THEN WE CAN ASK THEM TO COMPLETE AN APPLICATION, BUT I DON'T KNOW THAT THEY NEED TO DO BOTH IF ALL THE INFORMATION THAT IS ON THEIR RESUMÉ ALSO IS INCLUDED ALREADY ON THEIR APPLICATION.

>>Jim Porter: LET'S TALK ABOUT THAT FOR A SECOND TO MAKE SURE WE ARE ALL CLEAR. I DON'T WANT TO STIFLE THE BOARD'S DISCUSSION BUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE I HAVE CLEAR DIRECTION. THE WAY I HAVE THE SUGGESTED LANGUAGE RIGHT NOW IS THIS:  ALL SCHOOL BOARD AND SUPERINTENDENT APPOINTEES SHALL COMPLETE THE ATTACHED APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP. AND I WAS GOING TO SAY SUBMIT ATTACHED APPLICATION AND A RESUMÉ. NOW, IF YOU WANT TO MAKE IT EITHER-OR, WE CAN CHANGE THAT LANGUAGE. BUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE THERE'S CONSENSUS FROM THE BOARD TO MAKE THAT EITHER-OR.

>>Melissa Snively: THE OTHER POINT -- OR THE OTHER QUESTION I HAVE IS BASED ON SOME OF THE QUESTIONS ON THE APPLICATION WITH REGARD TO RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD, I'M ASSUMING WE'LL BE REQUIRING EACH OF THESE MEMBERS TO SIGN A CONFLICT OF INTEREST DISCLOSURE IN ADDITION TO SUBMITTING A RESUMÉ OR APPLICATION.

>>Lynn Gray: EXCELLENT POINT, MEMBER SNIVELY. AND I SEE THAT MR. PORTER IS WRITING THAT DOWN. I'M GOING TO WEIGH IN A LITTLE BIT LATER. I'LL LISTEN TO EVERYONE ELSE. AND MEMBER SNIVELY IS THAT ALL? MEMBER WASHINGTON, THEN MEMBER HAHN.

>>Henry "Shake" Washington: THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR. ALSO, JIM, ON THIS, THE BIO, DOES THAT SUBSTITUTE FOR THE RESUMÉ?

>>Jim Porter: WE COULD DO THAT. YOU COULD HAVE A BIOINSTEAD OF A RESUMÉ. IT'S UP TO THE BOARD. I COULD USE THAT LANGUAGE AS WELL.

>>Henry "Shake" Washington: OKAY. BECAUSE I THINK WE HAVE A LOT OF INFORMATION ON THE BIO THAT IS COMPATIBLE. THAT'S A COMMENT I WANTED TO MAKE ABOUT THE BIO. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO HAVE THAT. THANK YOU.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MEMBER WASHINGTON. MEMBER HAHN.

>>Stacy Hahn: THANK YOU. IN LOOKING AT THE APPLICATION, I WOULDN'T WANT TO CONFUSE THE PROCESS BY SAYING YOU CAN DO EITHER-OR. A LOT OF THIS IS CHECK MARK. I DON'T THINK IT WOULD TAKE TOO LONG. UNDER THIS POINT WHERE IT SAYS "OTHER RELATED SKILLS ABILITY" THEY COULD PUT "SEE RESUMÉ." WHY ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SERVING ON THIS COMMITTEE? AND THERE'S ONE LINE. I JUST, YOU KNOW, I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR MORE THAN JUST A SENTENCE OR A PHRASE. I DON'T KNOW IF WE CAN SAY, PLEASE PROVIDE A PARAGRAPH, AT LEAST A PARAGRAPH. I DON'T KNOW HOW WE WANT TO DISCUSS THAT. BUT I THINK WE NEED A REASON MORE THAN JUST A SENTENCE. AND THEN I WOULD NOT, AGAIN, WANT TO SEE AN EITHER-OR BETWEEN THE RESUMÉ AND THE BIO. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE APPLICATION, THE RESUMÉ, AND A BIO. I'D LIKE TO SEE ALL THREE. I THINK A RESUMÉ REALLY CAPTURES YEARS OF EXPERIENCE. IT TALKS ABOUT OTHER BOARDS THEY SIT ON AND PROVIDES MORE DETAILED INFORMATION, SOMETIMES A BIO DOESN'T INCLUDE ALL THAT INFORMATION. IT'S NICE TO HAVE. I AGREE. BUT I'D LIKE TO SEE ALL THREE. AGAIN, WE'RE LOOKING FOR THE HIGHEST QUALITY INDIVIDUALS. IF THEY ARE VERY COMMITTED TO WANTING TO SERVE ON THIS BOARD, I THINK THEY'LL TAKE THE TIME TO PUT THAT PACKAGE TOGETHER. MANY OF THEM PROBABLY ALREADY HAVE A BIO THAT THEY CAN PULL. IT'S NOT SOMETHING THEY HAVE TO CREATE. MANY PEOPLE HAVE A RESUMÉ THAT THEY HAVE ON FILE. THAT'S EASY TO PULL. AND THIS APPLICATION SHOULDN'T TAKE LONG. I THINK THE TIME THAT THEY ARE GOING TO HAVE TO PUT IN IS, WHY ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SERVING ON THIS COMMITTEE? THANK YOU.

>>Lynn Gray: POINT WELL SAID. SUPERINTENDENT DAVIS.

>>Addison Davis: YES, MA'AM, THROUGH THE CHAIR, THROUGH DR. HAHN'S POINT, WE'RE GOING TO WORK ON THIS TO MAKE IT AUTOMATED SO IT CAN BE AN OPEN BOX. NOT JUST ONE LINE, OPEN BOX THAT THEY CAN FILL OUT AS MUCH INFORMATION AS THEY NEED TO THROUGH A NARRATIVE. THAT WAY IT IS A CONSISTENT PROCESS FOR BOARD MEMBERS TO CONTINUOUSLY PULL ANY RESUMÉ, ANY APPLICATION THAT'S ONLINE.

>>Stacy Hahn: THAT'S PERFECT. THANK YOU.

>>Addison Davis: YES, MA'AM.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MEMBER HAHN. AND I ABSOLUTELY AGREE. HIGHEST CALIBER, AGAIN, WE'RE USING THAT WORD. WE WANT THE HIGHEST CALIBER DISTRICT, SO LET'S GO AHEAD AND GET THE BEST OF THE BEST.

>>Stacy Hahn: I'M SORRY. I JUST HAD ONE MORE COMMENT. APPOINTING FROM DISTRICT VERSUS COUNTYWIDE, I KNOW THAT WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THIS A LITTLE BIT IN THE PAST. MAYBE BOARD MEMBERS JUST APPOINT FROM THEIR DISTRICT VERSUS APPOINTING ANYWHERE IN THE COUNTY. MY CONCERN IS, IF WE HAVE EQUITY, IF FIVE PEOPLE ARE APPOINTED FROM MY DISTRICT AND THERE'S NO ONE REPRESENTED FROM MS. SNIVELY'S DISTRICT, I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE'S EQUITY ACROSS AND WE DON'T HAVE EVERYBODY COMING FROM ONE AREA IN THE DISTRICT.

>>Jim Porter: WE BUILT THAT IN --

>>Stacy Hahn: I JUST WANT TO ADD TO THAT. SORRY TO INTERRUPT YOU. BUT THE OTHER ORGANIZATIONS WILL BE ABLE TO APPOINT FROM ACROSS THE DISTRICT. SO, AGAIN, I DON'T KNOW HOW WE MANAGE THAT, BUT MY CONCERN IS EQUITY ACROSS THE COUNTY.

>>Jim Porter: I WAS CONCERNED ABOUT THAT, TOO, BECAUSE IT IS A VERY LARGE GEOGRAPHIC AREA. AS PART OF THE THINGS THAT WE ASKED YOU TO BE THOUGHTFUL FOR IN YOUR APPOINTMENTS, NOT JUST DIVERSITY, BUT GEOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY. I HOPE THAT YOU WOULD ALL BE THOUGHTFUL ABOUT THAT AS YOU APPOINT, IF YOU WANT TO APPOINT FROM YOUR DISTRICT, YOU CAN. IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE THAT'S REALLY GOOD THAT LIVES MAYBE RIGHT OUTSIDE YOUR DISTRICT LINE, YOU WOULD HAVE THAT OPTION. BUT WE WOULD ASK YOU TO BE THOUGHTFUL ABOUT GEOGRAPHIC REPRESENTATION. THAT'S ALWAYS A BIG ISSUE IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY.

>>Stacy Hahn: YEAH, MAYBE AS WE'RE GOING THROUGH THE PROCESS, YOU COULD LET US KNOW AS A BOARD IF IT DOESN'T APPEAR EQUITABLE, AND THEN WE CAN KIND OF RETHINK MAYBE SOME -- I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYBODY -- EVERY AREA OF OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT IS REPRESENTED. OKAY. THANK YOU.

>>Lynn Gray: IF WE'RE IN PIANO LESSONS, EVERY NOTE IS HIT. SORRY ABOUT THAT, MS. SNIVELY, I KNOW YOU ARE INTO MUSIC MORE THAN I. BUT THAT WAS THE VISUALIZATION.

>>Jim Porter: ADD MS. COMBS TO THE QUEUE, PLEASE.

>>Lynn Gray: RIGHTO. I'M GOING TO WEIGH IN SOMEWHERE. MY NAME IS THERE. I AGREE, AGAIN, TOPICAL BETTER, APPLICATION, RESUMÉ, BIO WITH PHOTO. WITH PHOTO BECAUSE, AGAIN, WE WANT TO SEE WHO WE'RE HAVING. SO THAT'S MY TWO CENTS. WE'LL FINISH UP WITH THIS AND WE'LL MAKE THE DECISION. MEMBER VAUGHN, MEMBER SNIVELY, AND THEN MEMBER COMBS. MEMBER VAUGHN.

>>Jessica Vaughn: THANK YOU. SO WE'RE ASKING FOR THIS APPLICATION ARE SO WE'RE DECIDING WHAT THE APPOINTEE WOULD NEED TO SUBMIT. IS THAT BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE AN OPEN WINDOW AND THEN THEY SUBMIT IT THROUGH THE WEBSITE? I'M WONDERING, ARE THEY GOING TO SEND US E-MAILS SPECIFICALLY? I KNOW SUPERINTENDENT DAVIS MENTIONED IT BEING AUTOMATED. BUT I'M WONDERING IF WE DECIDE ON, LET'S SAY, A RESUMÉ AND THE APPLICATION, CAN WE AS MEMBERS THEN AS WE MAKE OUR DECISION, ASK FOR A BIO, IF THAT'S SOMETHING SPECIFICALLY THAT WE ALL WANTED, WAS MY QUESTION. PERSONALLY, I DON'T CARE. I DON'T NEED TO SEE WHAT SOMEBODY LOOKS LIKE. I DON'T NEED A PICTURE. I DON'T NEED A BIO. I THINK A RESUMÉ FOR ME AND AN APPLICATION IS GOOD. I GUESS MY QUESTION IS, AT WHAT TIME PERIOD ARE WE REQUESTING THIS? WHERE IS THIS DOCUMENTATION BEING SUBMITTED? HOW ARE WE GETTING IT? THE NEXT QUESTION WOULD BE IS, THE APPLICATION ITSELF, CAN THAT BE LEFT UP TO THE COMMITTEE TO REFINE AND ADD THINGS AS THEY GO ALONG. WOULD THEY BE ALLOWED TO HAVE INPUT ON THAT. AS WE'VE MENTIONED, THE FIRST FEW MONTHS IS GOING TO BE KIND OF BUILDING THE INFRASTRUCTURE. SO IF WE START WITH THE BASIC APPLICATION, CAN THE COMMITTEE FINE TUNE THAT AND ADD SUGGESTIONS AS WE GO FORWARD? HOW MUCH INPUT WILL THE COMMITTEE ITSELF HAVE ON THE APPLICATION PROCESS?

>>Jim Porter: THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS THE BOARD, NOT THE COMMITTEE. SO IF THE COMMITTEE WANTS TO COMMENT ON IT, THEY WOULD HAVE THE RIGHT TO. THIS IS A BOARD DECISION, NOT A COMMITTEE DECISION AND IT'S HOW YOU PICK YOUR COMMITTEE. OF COURSE, THEY CAN HAVE INPUT. I WOULD NOT ANTICIPATE THEM DRIVING WHAT THE APPLICATION LOOKS LIKE. THAT IS THE BOARD AND HOW YOU WANT THE COMMITTEE TO LOOK IS WHY THE APPLICATION EXISTS. SO THAT WOULD BE THE THOUGHT ON THAT.

>>Jessica Vaughn: MY QUESTION WOULD BE, IF WE DECIDED TO START WITH THIS APPLICATION AND DECIDED IN SIX MONTHS AFTER WE DID SOME APPOINTMENTS THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO ADD THINGS TO IT IS THAT SOMETHING THAT WE TAKE A CONSENSUS TO? DOES THAT COME ACROSS ON AN AGENDA IN A BOARD MEETING TO CHANGE THE APPLICATION? WHAT WOULD BE THE PROCESS IF WE WANTED TO ADD MORE THINGS AS WE KIND OF FINE TUNE THIS COMMITTEE?

>>Jim Porter: YEAH, IT WOULD BE A BOARD DECISION. WE WOULD SCHEDULE FOR AN AGENDA. AT A BOARD MEETING YOU WOULD DISCUSS IT AND CHANGE IT AS YOU LIKE. YOU ALWAYS HAVE THAT FLEXIBILITY.

>>Jessica Vaughn: OKAY. I'M IN FAVOR OF A RESUMÉ AND AN APPLICATION. I THINK THAT IF PEOPLE WANT -- ADDITIONALLY, IF MEMBERS WANT A BIOOR PICTURE, THAT SHOULD BE ABLE TO BE REQUESTED INDIVIDUALLY. I GUESS THE FINAL QUESTION WAS, HOW IS THIS INFORMATION GETTING TO US? IS IT ON THE WEBSITE? WHAT DOES THE APPLICATION PROCESS LOOK LIKE? DETAILS SURROUNDING THAT.

>>Jim Porter: ONCE WE BRING THIS IN FOR A LANDING TODAY AND YOU APPROVE THE STRUCTURE, WE'LL WORK WITH THE INTERNAL SYSTEM TO MAKE IT EASY FOR YOU ALL TO DO THIS, GET THE WORD OUT, AND MAKE IT EASY FOR PEOPLE TO APPLY. WORK WITH JEREMY ON THAT, PROBABLY.

>>Addison Davis: THROUGH THE CHAIR, WE'LL BE READY. ONCE WE BUILD IT OUT AND THEY ARE WORKING ON IT RIGHT NOW GOING AHEAD AND REFINE IT, WE'LL SEND TO THE BOARD FOR FINAL REVIEW SO WE CAN MAKE ANY ADJUSTMENTS AND SEND IT THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA OUTLETS, PUT IT ON OUR WEB PAGE AND THEN IDENTIFY TIMELINE. WE'LL PUT A COVER LETTER WITH IT AS WELL AND THEN HAVE FULL ACCESSIBILITY TO THE BOARD SO THE BOARD CAN INTERACT AND SEE AS APPLICATIONS ARE COMING IN TO START THAT REVIEW PROCESS.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, SUPERINTENDENT DAVIS. WHAT WE HEARD FROM VAUGHN IS SHE IS FOR THE APPLICATION AND RES PAY, BUT NOT NECESSARILY FOR THE BIO. WE'RE GOING TO KEEP GOING FOR CONSENSUS. WE'RE LOOKING NOW AT MEMBER SNIVELY AND THEN MEMBER COMBS.

>>Melissa Snively: THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR. I CAN LIVE WITH "AND" RATHER THAN THE "OR." I DO THINK THAT A BIOIS IMPORTANT; HOWEVER, PERHAPS WHAT WE DO IS WE GET THE APPLICATION, WHICH I HAVE SOME REQUESTED EDITS ON, PLUS THE RESUMÉ. AND ONCE THEY ARE SELECTED, THEN WE GET A BIO FOR EACH ONE AND WE PUT THEM ON OUR WEBSITE SO PEOPLE CAN SEE WHO SERVES ON THE COMMITTEE. THAT WAY THE PUBLIC CAN GO ON AND SEE EACH INDIVIDUAL AND THEIR CREDENTIALS ON OUR WEBSITE ONCE THE COMMITTEE HAS BEEN SELECTED. HOPEFULLY THAT SOUNDS GOOD FOR EVERYBODY. THE OTHER THING ON THE APPLICATION, IT DOES SAY ARE YOU ABLE TO COMMIT TO AT LEAST EIGHT MEETINGS A YEAR? SHOULD THAT BE 12 MEETINGS OR ARE WE GOING TO SAY -- ALL RIGHT. SHOULD WE TALK ABOUT ATTENDANCE REQUIREMENTS AT THIS POINT?

>>Jim Porter: LET'S WRAP THIS UP AND THEN GET TO THAT.

>>Melissa Snively: OKAY. HOW DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THIS COMMITTEE? I DON'T KNOW THAT THAT QUESTION NEEDS TO BE ON THE APPLICATION. [ LAUGHTER ] ALSO, I UNDERSTAND THE QUESTION, THE LAST THREE QUESTIONS. I DON'T KNOW IF WE NEED AS MUCH DETAIL, IF WE NEED TO LEAVE SPACE FOR DETAIL BECAUSE IF THEY ARE GOING TO SIGN A DISCLOSURE FOR CONFLICT OF INTEREST OR SOMETHING, IS IT REDUNDANT TO HAVE THOSE QUESTIONS --

>>Jim Porter: IT MAY POTENTIALLY BE REDUNDANT BUT YOU ALSO THEN HAVE IT IN ONE FORM. I THINK FOR TRANSPARENCY PURPOSES, I DON'T MIND A LITTLE REDUNDANCY FOR THAT PURPOSE.

>>Melissa Snively: THE FINAL THING IS, I UNDERSTAND -- WELL, ACTUALLY I HAVE ONE MORE THING. THE NEXT THING IS, I UNDERSTAND OUR DESIRE TO BE DIVERSE. I DON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE ASKING FOR ETHNICITY AND GENDER ON THE APPLICATION. I THINK IT SHOULD EITHER BE OPTIONAL OR NOT AT ALL. I DON'T THINK IT SHOULD REALLY MATTER WHAT ETHNICITY OR GENDER THEY ARE. IF THEY HAVE THE QUALIFICATIONS TO SERVE, I THINK WE WILL KNOW OUR COMMUNITIES AND WE WILL UNDERSTAND THE NEED FOR ETHNICITY -- I'M SORRY, THE NEED FOR DIVERSITY, AND WE WILL BE COGNIZANT OF THAT AS ALREADY STATED IN THE PURPOSE AND THE SELECTION OF OUR MEMBERSHIP. SO I DON'T WANT TO DETER ANYONE FROM ANSWERING THAT QUESTION OR FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE ANSWERING THAT QUESTION. SO I WOULD RECOMMEND THAT WE REMOVE THOSE, OR AT LEAST MAKE THEM OPTIONAL AT THE VERY LEAST SO PEOPLE DON'T FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE ANSWERING THOSE QUESTIONS ON THE APPLICATION. AND THEN THE FINAL THING WAS, DR. HAHN, AND YOU KIND OF ALLUDED TO IT, TOO, MR. PORTER, I AM CONCERNED ABOUT THE GEOGRAPHICAL DIVERSITY BECAUSE MANY OF THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT WE'RE ASKING FOR MEMBERSHIP ARE HEADQUARTERED IN TAMPA PROPER, RIGHT, ON THIS SIDE OF THE COUNTY. SO I WOULD ASK -- AND I DON'T KNOW HOW TO ASK THIS OF THESE ORGANIZATIONS, BUT I'M HOPING THAT THESE ORGANIZATIONS ALSO TAKE THAT INTO CONSIDERATION THAT ALL PARTS OF THE COUNTY, NORTH, SOUTH, EAST, WEST, NOT JUST TAMPA CENTRIC, BE REPRESENTED ON THIS COMMITTEE. AND THAT'S ALL I'LL SAY. THANK YOU.

>>Lynn Gray: THIS IS A REALLY IMPORTANT POINT. ACTUALLY HAD THREE POINTS THERE. FIRST, I THINK WE WERE ALL GOING TO LAND ON THAT WHERE YOU HAVE THE RESUMÉ AND THE -- EXCUSE ME, IN THE APPLICATION, AND IF THEY ARE SELECTED, THEN THEY CAN PUT A BIO IN WITH THEIR PHOTO. I THINK THAT'S A HOME RUN THERE. INDICATE ETHNICITY AND GENDER WITH THE OPTIONAL, MEMBER SNIVELY, I THINK WOULD BE THE BEST, VERSUS TAKING IT ALL OFF. BECAUSE YOU KNOW WHAT, MAYBE THEY DO, MAYBE THEY DON'T. BUT I DEFINITELY DON'T WANT TO GO AHEAD AND PUT ANYONE IN AN UNCOMFORTABLE POSITION. AND YOU SEE THAT SPEAKING AS I, INDIVIDUAL BOARD MEMBER, NOT THE WHOLE BOARD. I'M AGREEING WITH THAT. LAST, THE GEOGRAPHICAL DIVERSITY, I DON'T KNOW -- MR. PORTER, YOU MAY COME UP WITH A WAY TO MAKE SURE THAT IT'S NOT ALL IN ONE AREA. SO YOUR COMMENT.

>>Jim Porter: I CAN'T ENSURE THAT. WHAT I CAN DO IS CREATE LANGUAGE THAT ENCOURAGES YOU TO BE THOUGHTFUL. AND I THINK THE TWO COUNTYWIDE BOARD MEMBERS, MS. PEREZ AND YOU, MS. GRAY, SORT OF REALLY NEED TO BE SENSITIVE TO THAT BECAUSE YOU REPRESENT THE WHOLE DISTRICT. OTHER BOARD MEMBERS REPRESENT GEOGRAPHIC AREAS THAT ARE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY. I THINK IT'S UP TO YOU ALL TO BE THOUGHTFUL ABOUT THAT AS YOU APPOINT YOUR COMMITTEE MEMBERS, OR WE COULD TRY TO DICTATE THAT, BUT I THINK THAT WE WANT TO GIVE YOU AS MUCH FLEXIBILITY WITH YOUR APPOINTEES AS POSSIBLE. I THINK DR. HAHN HAD AN EXCELLENT POINT ABOUT ENCOURAGING THE OTHER APPOINTING BODIES TO BE SENSITIVE TO GEOGRAPHIC DIVERSITY AS WELL, AND WE CAN CERTAINLY TALK TO THE PEOPLE WHO -- OR THE ORGANIZATIONS THAT ARE APPOINTING TO BE SENSITIVE TO THAT. THAT BENEFITS EVERYONE. AND PEOPLE NEED TO HAVE BUY-IN INTO THIS. ONE WAY TO HAVE BUY-IN IS MAKE SURE THERE'S REPRESENTATION ACROSS THE BOARD.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MR. PORTER. I THINK WE'RE GETTING INTO THE MAIN LANDING HERE, THE MAIN LANDING STRIP. SUPERINTENDENT DAVIS.

>>Addison Davis: YES, MA'AM, THROUGH THE CHAIR. I JUST WANT TO ASK, IS THERE AN APPETITE TO PUT ON THE APPLICATION WHAT DISTRICT THE INDIVIDUAL MAY LIVE IN JUST FOR INFORMATION PURPOSES?

>>Jim Porter: YOU CAN DO THAT.

>>Lynn Gray: THAT'S A GOOD IDEA. ABSOLUTELY. I WAS GOING TO SAY, BOY, WE'RE IMPRESSED THIS MORNING. RIGHT NOW I'M INTO FLIGHT PATTERNS AND LOOKING FOR LANDINGS. AT ANY RATE -- [ LAUGHTER ] SO GLAD THAT WE CAN ALL LAUGH AND REALLY AT THE SAME TIME HAVE CONSENSUS. WE DO NEED SOME FUN. THANKS, EVERYONE. BUT WE STILL HAVE TWO MORE COMMENTS, AND THEN I THINK, MR. PORTER, WE SHOULD WRAP IT UP. SORRY, MEMBER COMBS AND MEMBER HAHN, YOU'RE RECOGNIZED, ONE AT A TIME.

>>Nadia Combs: WELL, I THINK WE'VE COME TO A CONSENSUS. I DO DEFINITELY BELIEVE THAT WE SHOULD HAVE THE APPLICATION AS WELL AS THE RESUMÉ. MAYBE AN IDEA WOULD BE ON THE APPLICATION TO WRITE CURRENT PROFESSION SO WE HAVE AN IDEA OF WHAT THAT PERSON'S CURRENT PROFESSION IS, ALTHOUGH WE WILL HAVE THE RESUMÉ. THE OTHER IDEA AND I THINK DR. HAHN MADE A GOOD POINT AND EVERYONE HAS BEEN TALKING ABOUT THE LOCATION, MAYBE WHAT WE COULD HAVE IS SOME TYPE OF MAP THAT SHOWS WHERE THE MEMBERS ARE CURRENTLY KIND OF, WHERE PLACING THEM, ESPECIALLY OUTSIDE THE DISTRICT, THE OTHER COMMUNITY MEMBERS THAT ARE COMING. THAT KIND OF ALLOWS AN INDIVIDUAL WHO IS REPRESENTING A DISTRICT KIND OF REALLY THINK ABOUT THAT, BE MORE THOUGHTFUL ABOUT FINDING SOMEONE FROM THEIR DISTRICT. MAYBE SOME TYPE OF LIVE MAP OR SOME TYPE OF MAP AS WE'RE PUTTING COMMITTEE MEMBERS IN, WE CAN KIND OF SEE WHAT IT'S LOOKING LIKE. DOES THAT MAKE SENSE?

>>Jim Porter: YES, THANK YOU.

>>Lynn Gray: VISUAL REPRESENTATION IS SO CRITICAL, ABSOLUTELY. THANKS, MEMBER COMBS. EXCELLENT POINT. MEMBER HAHN.

>>Stacy Hahn: THANK YOU, MEMBER GRAY. MR. PORTER, WOULD THIS BE THE APPROPRIATE TIME TO DISCUSS PROCESS ONCE THE APPLICATION PROCESS HAS BEEN CLOSED AS TO DO WE SUBMIT TO YOU TWO OR THREE CHOICES? BECAUSE IF WE'RE APPOINTING PEOPLE OUTSIDE OF OUR DISTRICT, TWO OR THREE OF US CAN COME UP WITH THE SAME PERSON, AND THEN HOW IS IT DECIDED WHO GOES BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD? WHAT IS THE PROCESS?

>>Jim Porter: THE EXPECTATION IS THESE WOULD BE YOUR APPOINTEES ONLY. THEY WOULD NOT REQUIRE A BOARD VOTE TO RATIFY THAT.

>>Stacy Hahn: RIGHT. UNDERSTAND.

>>Jim Porter: I THINK YOU RAISE A VERY GOOD POINT. AS YOU'RE GETTING READY TO APPOINT SOMEONE, I WOULD BE HAPPY, YOU COULD ASK ME IF ANYONE ELSE IS GOING TO APPOINT THAT PERSON, AND I WOULD BE HAPPY TO DO THAT, WITHOUT VIOLATING THE SUNSHINE LAW, OF COURSE. I HAVE TO BE CAREFUL ABOUT THAT. BUT TO AVOID ANY SORT OF OVERLAP, I THINK WE COULD DO THAT.

>>Stacy Hahn: INSTEAD OF US GIVING A FIRST AND SECOND CHOICE --

>>Jim Porter: I WOULD REALLY HESITATE TO GET BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR APPOINTEE. YOU GIVE ME YOUR CHOICE AND I CONFIRM THAT THAT PERSON WILL NOT BE APPOINTED BY SOMEBODY ELSE. IF IT IS, THEN WE GO BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD. I REALLY WANT THE BOARD TO HAVE THE POWER TO DO THAT ON THEIR OWN WITHOUT INTERFERENCE FROM ME OR ANYONE ELSE.

>>Stacy Hahn: I APPRECIATE THAT. I WANT A CLEAR UNDERSTANDING. I KNOW I'LL GET QUESTIONS AFTER THE MEETING TODAY ABOUT THAT PROCESS. THANK YOU.

>>Lynn Gray: OKAY. WITH THAT BEING UNDERSTOOD AND THANK YOU, MEMBER HAHN, FOR MAKING THAT CLARIFICATION. I THINK WE COVERED IT VERY WELL. MR. PORTER, CAN YOU GIVE A SUMMATION?

>>Jim Porter: THESE HAVE BEEN EXCELLENT COMMENTS, BOARD MEMBERS. I APPRECIATE ALL THE TIME YOU SPENT ON THIS AND THE FEEDBACK AND COMING TO CONSENSUS. IT WAS I THINK A VERY IMPORTANT MEETING TODAY. I THINK YOU JUST NEED A MOTION TO APPROVE THE FINANCIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE AS DISCUSSED TODAY, AS AMENDED. WE'LL FINALIZE IT. I'LL WORK WITH STAFF TO GET THE APPLICATION PROCESS UP AND RUNNING, AND WE'LL COME UP WITH A TIMELINE FOR YOU SOONER RATHER THAN LATER SO YOU CAN GET YOUR APPOINTEES APPOINTED AND THE COMMITTEE FORMULATED. SO I THINK JUST A MOTION ON THE FLOOR TO APPROVE WHAT YOU DISCUSSED TODAY WOULD BE APPROPRIATE.

>>Lynn Gray: BOARD MEMBERS, I NEED A MOTION ON THE FLOOR TO APPROVE WHAT HAS BEEN DISCUSSED WITH REGARDS TO THE FINANCE ADVISORY COMMITTEE. I NEED A MOTION AND I NEED A SECOND. SORRY. I HAVE A MOTION BY MEMBER PEREZ AND A SECOND BY MEMBER WASHINGTON. WILL THERE BE ANY DISCUSSION? WE HAVE A QUESTION BY MEMBER SNIVELY.

>>Melissa Snively: THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR. SO I FEEL A LITTLE BIT UNCOMFORTABLE UNTIL I SEE A FINAL DOCUMENT. I KNOW WE'VE TALKED ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS. I WILL BE HONEST THAT I'M NOT REAL COMFORTABLE VOTING ON IT UNTIL I SEE A FINAL VERSION OF WHAT WE TALKED ABOUT TODAY. SO I DON'T KNOW WHEN ONE WOULD BE READY. I UNDERSTAND THAT THERE'S SOME URGENCY TO THIS. I KNOW WE HAVE ANOTHER BOARD MEETING COMING UP THIS MONTH, AND SO IN MY OPINION, I WOULD RATHER SEE A FINAL DRAFT BEFORE I MAKE A VOTE ON IT, AND I WOULD BE HAPPY TO WAIT UNTIL THAT COMES OUT AND MAYBE VOTE AT THE BOARD MEETING LATER THIS MONTH.

>>Jim Porter: WHATEVER THE BOARD WANTS, WE CAN DO.

>>Melissa Snively: THAT'S WHAT I FEEL COMFORTABLE WITH.

>>Jim Porter: I DIDN'T INTEND TO TRICK YOU ALL.

>>Melissa Snively: I UNDERSTAND. WE TALKED ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS. I JUST WANT TO SEE A FINAL PRODUCT.

>>Jim Porter: WE CAN BRING IT TO A BOARD MEETING WITH A FINAL DRAFT OR YOU CAN VOTE TODAY AND AMEND IT LATER IF YOU'D LIKE. IT'S COMPLETELY UP TO THE BOARD.

>>Lynn Gray: OKAY. SO I THINK MEMBER HAHN WANTS TO ALSO REMARK, YEAH, I THINK THAT DOTTING THE Is AND CROSSING THE Ts, VERY IMPORTANT THAT WE ARE BLESSING THE FINAL COPY, JULY 29th IS OUR NEXT BOARD MEETING, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO SUBTRACT ANY OTHER -- I CAN'T FORCE NO MORE DISCUSSION, BUT HOPEFULLY THAT WILL BE A FINAL PRODUCT. MEMBER SNIVELY.

>>Melissa Snively: I KNOW THERE IS A MOTION ON THE FLOOR ALREADY, MR. PORTER, WOULD THAT MOTION NEED TO BE WITHDRAWN BEFORE I MOVE TO CONTINUE? I CAN MAKE A MOTION TO CONTINUE.

>>Jim Porter: SEPARATE MOTION. YOU CAN DO THAT AND IF YOU WANT TO TRY THAT AND SEE IF BOARD MEMBERS AGREE WITH YOU, YOU'D NEED A SECOND. IF IT SUCCEEDS, IT WILL COME TO THE JULY MEETING.

>>Melissa Snively: I WILL SO MOVE TO CONTINUE.

>>Stacy Hahn: I'LL SECOND THAT.

>>Lynn Gray: MOTION HAS BEEN SECONDED.

>>Jim Porter: THE MOTION ON THE FLOOR NOW, AND IT'S UP FOR DEBATE, IF YOU LIKE, IS WHETHER TO CONTINUE THIS UNTIL YOU SEE A FINAL DRAFT AT THE NEXT BOARD MEETING AND IF YOU'RE IN FAVOR OF THAT, YOU WOULD VOTE YES. IF YOU WANT TO VOTE TODAY AND FINALIZE IT, YOU WOULD VOTE NO. YOU CAN HAVE DEBATE ON THAT IF YOU'D LIKE CONTINUANCE.

>>Lynn Gray: WE CAN DISCUSS THAT AT THIS TIME. WILL THERE BE ANY DISCUSSION?

>>Stacy Hahn: I WOULD AGREE WITH MEMBER SNIVELY. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE EVERYTHING WE DISCUSSED IN A DRAFT FORM BEFORE WE ACTUALLY VOTE ON IT. I KNOW THAT THERE'S URGENCY TO GET THIS STARTED. I KNOW THE COMMUNITY WANTS TO GET THIS GOING, BUT I DO WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT EVERYTHING IS IN ORDER. WE DON'T HAVE ANY MISSTEPS. I THINK THIS IS AN EXTREMELY IMPORTANT COMMITTEE THAT WE ARE PUTTING TOGETHER, AND I THINK WAITING UNTIL TWO WEEKS TILL OUR NEXT MEETING WOULD BE A SUFFICIENT AMOUNT OF TIME. THANK YOU.

>>Lynn Gray: AND VERY PRUDENT AND VERY CAUTIOUS. WHENEVER YOU DEAL WITH MONEY, WE HAVE TO BE VERY, VERY CAREFUL. AT THIS POINT IN TIME, I BELIEVE WE HAVE ONE MORE COMMENT, THOUGH, FROM MEMBER VAUGHN. OH, SORRY. AND SUPERINTENDENT DAVIS. MEMBER VAUGHN, WOULD YOU ALLOW SUPERINTENDENT DAVIS JUST TO CHIME IN REAL QUICK?

>>Addison Davis: I CAN LET ME VAUGHN GO FIRST.

>>Jessica Vaughn: THAT'S FINE. YOU CAN GO, SUPERINTENDENT DAVIS. IT DOESN'T MATTER.

>>Addison Davis: I'LL LET YOU GO, MS. VAUGHN.

>>Lynn Gray: OKAY. MEMBER VAUGHN.

>>Jessica Vaughn: OKAY. I'M COMPLETELY FINE VOTING TODAY. I THINK THAT THERE IS AN APPETITE FOR IT, BUT IF IT IS THE WILL OF MY FELLOW BOARD MEMBERS TO HAVE A LITTLE MORE TIME AND, YOU KNOW, GET THEIR FINALIZED ON IT, I'M OKAY WITH DOING THAT AS WELL.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MEMBER VAUGHN. SUPERINTENDENT DAVIS.

>>Addison Davis: YES, MA'AM, CHAIR GRAY, SO I WANT TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT I'M CLEAR, OUR ACTION STEPS WOULD BE TO DEVELOP A COVER LETTER FOR THE BOARD TO REVIEW, TO BUILD AN APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THE BOARD TO REVIEW WITH ALL OF THE QUESTIONS IDENTIFIED. ALSO BEING ABLE TO GIVE THE BOARD A TIMELINE FOR LAUNCH, WHAT THAT TIMELINE WOULD LOOK LIKE, WHAT MEDIA CONNECTIONS AND SOCIAL MEDIA WILL WE LEVERAGE. AT THE SAME TOKEN, MAKE CERTAIN WE EMBED ANY PARTICULAR TRAININGS WE WOULD WANT TO LEVERAGE FOR THIS COMMITTEE FOR THE BOARD TO REVIEW AS WELL.

>>Lynn Gray: EXCELLENT. THANK YOU. MEMBER SNIVELY.

>>Melissa Snively: THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR. THANK YOU FOR REVIEWING THAT, MR. SUPERINTENDENT. AND SO AT THE NEXT BOARD MEETING, I GUESS, THE EXPECTATION WOULD BE ALMOST A PRESENTATION AND FOR THE PUBLIC'S CONSUMPTION THAT WE WOULD HAVE THIS TO VOTE ON, AND THEN WE WOULD HAVE THE COMPLETE PROCESS THAT YOU WOULD PRESENT TO THE BOARD AND ALL THE DETAILS. AND I THINK THAT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE TIME TO VOTE ON THE WHOLE GAMUT OF THIS ENTIRE PROJECT OF THE FINANCE COMMITTEE. THAT'S WHAT I WOULD HOPE THE OTHER BOARD MEMBERS WOULD AGREE ON IF THERE'S SOME CONSENSUS TO THAT AND THEN WE CAN MOVE FORWARD FROM THERE.

>>Addison Davis: THROUGH THE CHAIR, WOULD THIS BE ON THE WORKSHOP AGENDA OR THE REGULAR AGENDA?

>>Lynn Gray: REGULAR AGENDA.

>>Jim Porter: IT WOULD NEED TO BE ON THE BOARD AGENDA BECAUSE THEY NEED TO VOTE ON IT.

>>Lynn Gray: IT WOULD BE MOVED DOWN TO DISCUSSION, AND IT WILL BE A VISUAL AS WELL.

>>Addison Davis: YES, MA'AM.

>>Lynn Gray: I THINK THE BOARD MEMBERS ARE HAPPY WITH THE INPUT. AND MR. PORTER, YOU DID AN EXCELLENT JOB. GAVE US THE GUIDANCE TO MAKE THE REMARKS. SUBSEQUENTLY, WE WILL NOW HAVE AN AGENDA ITEM ON THE JULY 29th. BOARD MEMBERS, WE HAVE TO VOTE ON THIS -- WE HAVE TO VOTE ON THE CONTINUANCE. MR. PORTER, CAN YOU RESTATE THE MOTION.

>>Jim Porter: THE MOTION MS. SNIVELY MADE THAT'S ON THE FLOOR NOW, CONTINUE THIS ITEM UNTIL THE NEXT BOARD MEETING FOR A FINAL DRAFT AND FOR THE PROCESS TO BE COMPLETE AND PRESENTED TO THE BOARD AND THE PUBLIC.

>>Lynn Gray: DO WE HAVE A SECOND? IT'S ALREADY BEEN SECONDED. LET'S GO AHEAD AND VOTE WHEN YOUR LIGHTS ARE ON.

>>Jim Porter: MS. COMBS VOTES YES? MS. VAUGHN, COULD YOU RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU VOTE YES. THE VOTE IS UNANIMOUS.

>>Lynn Gray: I CAN SAY UNANIMOUS. BECAUSE I'M NOW VERY NERVOUS IN THE SERVICE ON THAT ONE. WE'RE GOOD TO GO. THANKS, BOARD MEMBERS. AGAIN, SUCH GREAT CONVERSATION AND INPUT. WE'RE GOING TO NOW MOVE TO THE AREA OF STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT. IT'S THE BIG BINDER. WHILE THEY GET EVERYTHING IN PLACE, BOARD MEMBERS, FEEL FREE TO STAND UP AND STRETCH. I THINK WE PROBABLY HAVE -- WELL, WE'LL GIVE IT AN HOUR FOR THIS. WE'LL GO AHEAD AND STRETCH IT LOOKS LIKE. TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO STRETCH WHILE THEY GET EVERYTHING TOGETHER.

>>Lynn Gray: OKAY. I'M WAITING FOR MEMBER COMBS, MEMBER VAUGHN, AND MEMBER SNIVELY. BOARD MEMBERS, WE WILL CONCLUDE AT NOON TODAY. I HAVE AN OBLIGATION. I'M SURE MOST OF US DO. SO WE'RE GOING TO GO AHEAD, MR. PORTER, DO WE HAVE CONSENSUS, A QUORUM?

>>Jim Porter: YES, YOU HAVE A QUORUM.

>>Lynn Gray: LET'S GO AHEAD AND BEGIN. THANK YOU, MEMBER COMBS, FOR TUNING IN. AND MS. BAYS, WOULD YOU GO AHEAD AND GET STARTED WITH THE STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT? THANK YOU FOR BEING SO PATIENT, EVERY ONE OF YOU.

>>Kim Bays: YES, GOOD MORNING. I'M ACTUALLY GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO THE SUPERINTENDENT. I KNOW HE WOULD LIKE TO HONOR AND INTRODUCE OUR CAST OF CHARACTERS HERE.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU.

>>Addison Davis: THANK YOU, MS. BAYS. THIS TEAM HAS BEEN WORKING REALLY HARD ALL YEAR TO BE ABLE TO ADDRESS SOME OF THE EQUITIES AND DEFICIENCIES AND AREAS OF OPPORTUNITY WITHIN OUR CODE OF STUDENT CONDUCT, ALONG WITH THE WAY WE INTERACT WITH OUR STUDENTS FROM OUR DISTRICT -- FOR OUR SCHOOL-BASED LEADERS, AT THE SAME TOKEN WITH OUR TEACHERS JUST TO BUILD THAT CAPACITY OF REALLY FOCUSED ON BUILDING POSITIVE BEHAVIORAL SUPPORTS, INTERVENTIONS WITHIN OUR SCHOOLS. TODAY WE HAVE A GREAT TEAM THAT CONTINUES TO SHOW. I KNOW THAT WE HAD TO END THE PRESENTATION EARLY THE OTHER DAY, BUT IT SHOULD BE COMMENDED ABOUT ALL OF THE ARREST DATA HAS DECLINED, ALONG WITH THE STUDENT DISCIPLINE DATA THAT HAS CONTINUED TO DECLINE THIS YEAR. IT'S CONTRIBUTED TO THE HARD WORK. THESE INDIVIDUALS ARE WORKING EVERY SINGLE DAY WITH OUR STAFF. WE HAVE JOSH KRISTOL, WHO IS THE GENERAL DIRECTOR OF THE OFFICE OF STUDENT ENGAGEMENT. WE ALSO HAVE MRS. HUDSON IS THE DIRECTOR OF OSE AS WELL. ROSS ANDERSON WHO DOES A REALLY GOOD JOB WITH OUR STUDENTS, CONTINUE TO MAKE CERTAIN WE GET STUDENTS ON THE PATHWAY TO SAVE THEIR LIVES, GIVE THEM A SENSE OF HOPE AND WE THANK THEM. I SAID WHEN I WALKED IN WE'RE GOING TO GROW HIS PROGRAM, PUT A LITTLE PRESSURE ON HIM. CHRISTIE DOERING IS HERE AS WELL FROM THE SAME OFFICE AND WORKS WITH DJJ AS WELL. MR. KELLER FROM STUDENT SERVICES, AND WE HAVE MS. HOAG, DR. HOAG AS WELL FROM STUDENT SERVICES. MS. WORKMAN FROM ESE IS IN THE BACK AND THEN WE ALSO HAVE JULIE SORRENTO AS WELL. SHE'S LIKE, WHATEVER, DUDE, GET IT RIGHT. STUDENT SERVICES AND DR. HOETON CONTINUES TO MAKE SURE WE'RE IN COMPLIANCE AND ALSO CHIEF NEWMAN AS WELL, ALONG WITH MONICA VERRA-TIRADO CONTINUES TO HELP MAKE CERTAIN THAT WE CREATE EQUITY ACROSS THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, INCLUSIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR SCHOOLS. I'LL TURN IT BACK OVER TO MS. BAYS TO TALK ABOUT WHERE WE'RE GOING, WHAT WE'RE DOING AND ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS POSED BY THE BOARD TODAY.

>>Kim Bays: THANK YOU, SIR. GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE. WE APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY AGAIN TO ADDRESS ANY QUESTIONS AND CONCERNS THAT YOU HAVE. I KNOW THAT THE PRESENTATION LAST TUESDAY WAS QUICK AND RAPID. WE'RE WELCOME TO REVISIT ANY OF IT. BUT WHAT WE WANT TO YOU RECOGNIZE AND UNDERSTAND MOST OF ALL, WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO MORE THAN ANYTHING IS KEEP OUR CHILDREN IN SCHOOL, TO KEEP THEM SAFE, TO KEEP THEM HEALTHY, TO KEEP THEM STRONG, TO KEEP THEM OFF THE STREETS AND OUT OF TROUBLE. AND AT THE SAME TIME TO PROVIDE SUPPORTS FOR THEM AND FOR THEIR FAMILIES, WHATEVER SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL, MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORTS THEY NEED AND TO PROVIDE STRATEGIES FOR OUR TEACHERS, NOT ONLY TO ASSIST THE STUDENTS BUT TO ASSIST THE TEACHERS AS WELL. AND ON THAT NOTE, I THINK THAT UNLESS YOU HAVE ANYTHING YOU'D LIKE US TO REVISIT, WE CAN OPEN IT UP FOR QUESTIONS.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MS. BAYS. AT THIS POINT IN TIME, BOARD MEMBERS, WE DO HAVE QUESTIONS. WE HAVE ALSO, AND THIS COMES FROM MS. BAYS, THIS IS NOT A ONE AND DONE. SO IF WE HAVE TO HAVE ANOTHER TIME BECAUSE THIS IS CRITICAL, HOW OUR KIDS BEHAVE DIRECTLY INFLUENCES HOW MUCH THEY ARE GOING TO LEARN. SO WITH THAT UNDERSTANDING, BOARD MEMBERS, IF YOU HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS AFTER THE NOON HOUR, YOU CAN DO ONE OF TWO THINGS. LOOK FORWARD TO ANOTHER -- NOT A SPECIAL CALLED BOARD MEETING, ABOUT YOU A WORKSHOP AND/OR ASK QUESTIONS TO MS. BAYS AND HER STAFF. SO HAVING SAID THAT, BOARD MEMBERS, LET'S SEE WE'RE IN THE QUEUE. MEMBER PEREZ IS FIRST. MEMBER WASHINGTON, AND WOULD IT BE HELPFUL, MS. BAYS, FOR US TO MENTION THE PAGE NUMBER? WHAT WOULD BE BEST FOR THE BOARD MEMBERS TO --

>>Kim Bays: CERTAINLY, IT CAN BE THE PAGE NUMBER OR THE AREA SO THAT WE CAN HAVE AN EXPERT OF A CERTAIN AREA RESPOND TO A QUESTION. WHICHEVER WORKS BEST REGARDING THE QUESTION.

>>Lynn Gray: OKAY. THANK YOU. ONE OTHER THING, FOR PROCESS, WOULD THE BOARD MEMBERS WANT TO CALL ON A PARTICULAR EXPERT OR HOW WOULD YOU LIKE FOR THE BOARD MEMBERS TO ADDRESS OR, MR. SUPERINTENDENT DAVIS.

>>Kim Bays: YEAH, I THINK THEY CAN ASK. IF THEY KNOW THE AREA, FOR INSTANCE, IF IT'S A QUESTION ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT OF JUVENILE JUSTICE, THEY CAN DIRECT IT TO CHRISSY. IF IT'S ABOUT ATTENDANCE, THEY CAN DIRECT IT TO ROSS AND SO ON AND SO FORTH. AND IF THEY ARE NOT SURE, IT'S A GENERAL QUESTION, ALL OF US WILL JUMP IN AND ANSWER.

>>Lynn Gray: VERY GOOD. THANK YOU. BOARD MEMBER PEREZ AND THEN BOARD MEMBER WASHINGTON.

>>Karen Perez: THANK YOU. ON PAGE 9, I SEE THAT YOU'RE DEMONSTRATING THAT STUDENT ARRESTS ON CAMPUS ARE DECREASING. MY CONCERN IS THAT BLACK AND THE LATINO ARRESTS ARE STILL HIGHER. WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO ADDRESS THOSE ISSUES? AND I STILL HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?

>> IN TERMS OF ARRESTS, WE'RE HAVING THE TWO -- THESE ARE ON-CAMPUS ARRESTS. ONE OF THE BIG FEATURES THAT WE'RE USING AND UTILIZING IS THE INTRODUCTION OF SERVICES, MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES TO CONNECT WITH STUDENTS. IF THEY ARE ABLE TO QUALIFY FOR A CIVIL CITATION, THAT IS THE BIG PIECE OF IT NOW, IS THAT PREVIOUSLY STUDENTS WEREN'T ABLE TO CONNECT WITH A CIVIL CITATION, THEY DIDN'T QUALIFY. NOW WE'RE OPENING IT UP TO MORE STUDENTS.

>>Karen Perez: BUT IT'S IN RELATION TO SPECIFICALLY THE BLACK AND HISPANIC.

>> YES, AGAIN, IT WILL COME INTO PLAY AS WE'RE MEETING WITH THE STUDENTS AND THAT'S GOING TO BE THE TRAINING THAT'S GOING TO BE PROVIDED TO THE CIVIL CITATION DIVISION, THAT GROUP. WE'RE WORKING WITH CHRISSY DORIAN, JOHN NEWMAN AND PUT TOGETHER CIVIL CITATION TRAINING THAT WILL BE ONGOING THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

>>Karen Perez: ON 16, I GET THAT YOU'RE DOING THE CIVIL CITATIONS, BUT HAVE WE EVER, EVER ATTEMPTED WITH THE MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORTS, ESPECIALLY FOR THE BLACK AND HISPANIC COMMUNITIES, HAVE WE ATTEMPTED THE YOGA MEDITATION ROOMS AT ALL HERE IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY AS AN OPTION?

>> SO WE DO HAVE SOME SCHOOLS THAT HAVE ROOMS, BUT I DON'T THINK IT'S UNIFORM ACROSS THE DISTRICT. I KNOW SOME OF OUR MIDDLE SCHOOLS AND OUR HIGH SCHOOLS HAVE THOSE MEDITATION, RELAXATION, WHERE THE STUDENTS CAN GO AND THEY ARE EITHER PROVIDED WITH SUPPORT FROM A STUDENT SERVICES STAFF MEMBER, COUNSELING, THEY CAN DO GROUP COUNSELING IN THERE, BUT IT IS NOT UNIFORM ACROSS THE DISTRICT AT THIS TIME.

>>Karen Perez: HOW ABOUT THE RATES WITH THE BLACKS OR HISPANIC. MEDITATION ROOMS AND THOSE SCHOOLS. BY NOW, ONE WOULD THINK THAT THOSE RATES FOR THE BLACK AND HISPANIC COMMUNITIES WOULD BE MUCH LOWER AT THIS POINT. THAT'S A CONCERN TO ME THAT THOSE NUMBERS STILL ARE HIGHER. AND ON PAGE 19, WHERE YOU PROPOSE A CHANGE OF ENVIRONMENT WITH THE STUDENTS, WHERE DO THEY GO? THAT'S ALSO CONNECTED WITH THE YOGA AND MEDITATION ROOMS. WHERE WOULD THOSE STUDENTS GO WHEN YOU LET THEM GO FOR A CHANGE OF ENVIRONMENT?

>> YES. SO THE CHANGE OF ENVIRONMENT PROCESS UTILIZES THE ALTERNATIVE SCHOOLS THAT WE HAVE, IF NEEDS BE. OFTEN, IT'S NOT REALLY MOVING THE STUDENTS, LESS THAN HALF OF THE STUDENTS THAT WE'VE MET WITH HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN MOVED TO OTHER SCHOOLS. THE CHANGE ENVIRONMENT IS REALLY OFFICE OF STUDENT ENGAGEMENT. THAT'S WHERE YOU GET TO MEET AND CONNECT THE STUDENTS WITH SERVICES BEFORE RETURNING THEM TO SCHOOL WITH THE APPROPRIATE CONNECTED SERVICES.

>>Karen Perez: PAGE 23, WHEN A CIVIL CITATION IS ISSUED, WHERE IS THAT ISSUED? ON SCHOOL CAMPUS, OFF OF SCHOOL CAMPUS? WHERE IS THAT ISSUED?

>> YES, ISSUED ON SCHOOL CAMPUS. SOMETIMES IT'S AT THE JACKSON OR THE JUVENILE ASSESSMENT CENTER, BUT IT'S MOST OF THE TIME ON SCHOOL CAMPUS.

>>Karen Perez: OKAY. MY LAST QUESTION IS, I SIT ON THE BOARD OF SAFE AND SOUND, DO YOU HAVE A WORKING RELATIONSHIP WITH HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE OR THE TAMPA POLICE DEPARTMENT?

>> ABSOLUTELY. THROUGH THE JUVENILE JUSTICE BOARD, WE MEET MONTHLY. WE HAVE A GREAT RELATIONSHIP, YES.

>>Karen Perez: OKAY. BECAUSE I HAVE THE ARREST PERCENTAGE FOR MALES, FOR BLACK MALES IS 58% WITH HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY'S SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND TAMPA PD AND THE FEMALES IS 54.7. IT MIGHT AS WELL BE 55%. ACTUALLY WITH THE MALES, BLACK MALE IS 59%, WHICH IS A MAJOR DIFFERENCE. I CAN SEND YOU A COPY OF THESE NUMBERS.

>> ARE THOSE 19-20 NUMBERS?

>>Karen Perez: THESE ARE CURRENT NUMBERS.

>> ARE THOSE COMMUNITY ARRESTS OR ON-CAMPUS ARRESTS?

>>Karen Perez: COMMUNITY ARRESTS.

>> THE COMMUNITY ARRESTS -- I'LL GIVE YOU THE EXACT NUMBERS.

>>Karen Perez: 2,027 FOR MALES. 657 FEMALE. TOTAL OF 2,684. THERE'S STILL A LOT OF WORK THAT STILL NEEDS TO BE DONE FOR OUR COMMUNITIES, AND ALSO WITH OUR HISPANIC. THAT STILL NEEDS TO BE SHORED UP. IF WE COULD LOOK AT THOSE MEDITATION AND YOGA ROOMS, SUPERINTENDENT, TO HELP OUR YOUTHS, AND SEE IF WE COULD GET THIS NUMBER TO DECLINE.

>> I JUST WANTED TO ADD THAT WE'RE DOING TWO DIFFERENT TYPES OF TRACKING. ONE IS ON-CAMPUS ARRESTS FOR INCIDENTS THAT OCCUR ON CAMPUS. THE OTHER NUMBERS ARE FOR THOSE THAT HAPPEN IN THE COMMUNITY. WHILE WE ARE REALLY WATCHING AND TRACKING AND WANT TO REDUCE THE NUMBER IN BOTH OF THOSE, OUR PRIMARY FOCUS RIGHT NOW IS TO TRAIN ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS AND TO GET THE NUMBERS OF ARRESTS ON CAMPUS DOWN. WE'RE THRILLED ABOUT WORKING IN PARTNERSHIP WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT. WE'RE DOING BOTH TRACKINGS AT THE SAME TIME.

>>Addison Davis: MS. BAYS, CAN I ASK ONE QUESTION? SORRY, MS. GRAY.

>>Lynn Gray: YES.

>>Addison Davis: WE MAY HAVE SPOKEN ABOUT THIS. WE DO TRACK ARRESTS THAT HAPPEN WITHIN OUR SCHOOLS THAT ARE OFFENSES ON OUR CAMPUSES. THERE ARE A NUMBER OF ARRESTS AS WE TRACK AS WELL THAT HAPPEN OUTSIDE IN THE COMMUNITY THAT WHETHER IT BE TAMPA PD OR WHETHER THAT BE HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE OR THEY COME INTO OUR CAMPUSES AND ARREST IS THERE ANY WAY WE CAN HAVE A BETTER COORDINATION OF MAKING CERTAIN THESE ARRESTS DO NOT HAPPEN ON OUR CAMPUS AND THAT WE CAN REALLY TRANSITION TO HAVE A MEETING PLACE AND GET THE PARENTS INVOLVED AND GO TO THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND TURN THEMSELVES IN VERSUS THEM COMING ON CAMPUS AND ARRESTING INDIVIDUALS ON OUR SCHOOL PROPERTY?

>>Kim Bays: WE ARE WORKING ON THAT. THAT IS IN PROGRESS. AS YOU KNOW, OUR RESOURCE OFFICERS DO NOT DO ANY OF THE ARRESTS ON CAMPUS. WE ARE WORKING WITH LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES OUTSIDE TO TRY TO NOT HAVE THAT INTERFERE WITH THE ACADEMIC ENVIRONMENT.

>>Addison Davis: I THINK IT DOES DISRUPT. SO THANK YOU.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU. MEMBER PEREZ, ARE YOU FINISHED ON THAT ONE? OKAY. MEMBER WASHINGTON FOLLOWED BY MEMBER VAUGHN.

>>Henry "Shake" Washington: THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR. I HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS AND COMMENTS. FIRST OF ALL, I REALLY LIKE THE IDEA THAT WE'RE TAKING OUT DISRESPECT BECAUSE MANY TIMES A LOT OF STUDENTS HAVE BEEN SUSPENDED FROM SCHOOLS FOR DISRESPECT, AND DISRESPECT IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER. AND THAT WAS A GREAT MOVE YOU MADE ON THAT ONE, BECAUSE I REMEMBER MANY TIMES BEING AP OR ADMINISTRATOR ON THE SCHOOL SITES, TEACHERS, WELL, THEY LOOKED AT ME. THEY SAID SOMETHING UNDER THEIR BREATH AND YOU PUT THEM IN ISS, AND YOU GO THROUGH ALL THIS NONSENSE. THAT WAS REALLY A GREAT MOVE. BUT DISRUPTED BEHAVIOR AND TARDINESS, WHAT ARE WE DOING TO HELP THE SCHOOLS OUT? BECAUSE I KNOW A LOT OF TIMES THERE ARE CERTAIN SCHOOLS THAT'S GOING TO BE VERY DIFFICULT TO CONTROL THIS. AND YOU KNOW, WE ARE TALKING ABOUT ARREST RECORDS, BUT WE ALSO ARE TALKING ABOUT THE PIPELINE, BECAUSE MANY OF THESE LEADS TO THE PIPELINE WHEN A STUDENT IS DISRUPTIVE, BEING HARDY FROM SCHOOL, BEING SUSPENDED. SO CAN SOMEBODY ELABORATE ON THAT FOR ME, PLEASE?

>> YES, SIR. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE ARE ALSO BRINGING TO THE TABLE IS WHAT'S CALLED A SCHOOLWIDE BEHAVIOR PLAN. WHAT THAT PLAN DOES IS HAVE A COMMON UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT HAPPENS ON CAMPUS. SO NOT ONLY WILL THE TEACHERS AND STUDENTS, BUT EVEN OUR SUPPORT STAFF, THEY WILL BE TRAINED ON WHAT ARE SOME THINGS WE CAN DO TO ENCOURAGE KIDS TO BE IN CLASS. WHEN THEY ARE OUT OF CLASS, WHEN THEY ARE TARDY, WHEN THEY ARE SKIPPING, THERE ARE OTHER ADULTS THAT ARE SEEING THEM. SO WHAT ARE SOME THINGS WE CAN DO TO PROACTIVELY ADDRESS THOSE NEEDS? OF COURSE, WE KNOW THAT HAVING THOSE EXPECTATIONS THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO DEVELOP THEM, WE'LL HAVE TO TEACH THEM. MANY TIMES WE SAY THAT WHEN A STUDENT ISN'T READING CORRECTLY, WHAT ARE WE DOING? WE TEACH THEM. WHEN THEY DON'T KNOW MATH AND CAN'T COMPUTE WELL, WE TEACH THEM. SOMETIMES WHEN IT COMES TO BEHAVIOR, THEY SAY, WELL, WE THINK WE KNOW BETTER. WE HAVE TO BE MORE COGNIZANT OF MAKING SURE WE'RE TEACHING WHAT WE EXPECT AND ALSO BEING ABLE TO MONITOR.

>>Henry "Shake" Washington: OUR BLACK AND BROWN KIDS, WE HAVE A TENDENCY SOMETIMES TO BE A LITTLE BIT ON THE UPPITY UP SIDE. HOW ABOUT TARDINESS. DO WE HAVE A COUNTYWIDE POLICY OR EVERY SCHOOL HAVE THEIR OWN TARDY POLICY.

>> ONE OF THE THINGS WE'RE BRINGING BACK IS THE ATTENDANCE INTERVENTION TEAM. WE'RE PULLING DATA FROM DAILY ATTENDANCE AS WELL AS BY PERIOD. WE'RE GOING TO BE CONNECTING WITH SCHOOLS. IT'S A COMBINATION OF WE HAVE ROSS ANDERSON AND HOAG'S TEAM, THEY WILL BE WORKING IN CONJUNCTION TO IDENTIFY AND REACH OUT TO THE COMMUNITY. ANDERSON DOES A LOT OF HOME VISITS. WE'LL BE REACHING OUT TO THE FAMILIES INDIVIDUALLY AND OPENING UP THE LINES OF COMMUNICATION BETWEEN THE SCHOOL AND THE FAMILIES TO REALLY LET THEM KNOW WHERE THE STUDENTS STAND. THAT'S OUR LARGE PIECE IS COMMUNITY RELATIONS.

>>Henry "Shake" Washington: SOME TIME AGO, WE HAVE LIKE HUMAN RELATION SPECIALIST, INTERVENTION SPECIALIST. WE HAVE SOME OF THE PEOPLE IN SCHOOLS SO THEY CAN HELP THE STUDENTS OUT. SOMETIMES YOU NEED SOMEONE BESIDES A SOCIAL WORKER THAT KNOWS THE COMMUNITY. ARE WE DOING ANYTHING LIKE THAT?

>> I THINK WE HAVE THE -- I'M SORRY, JOSH. I THINK WE HAVE -- THAT POSITION HAS EVOLVED. IT USED TO BE STUDENT INTERVENTION SPECIALIST. THEN I REMEMBER UNDER MS. McCRAY BECAME THE STUDENT SUCCESS COACH. SO RIGHT NOW WE DO STILL HAVE THE STUDENT SUCCESS COACH POSITION. IT ISN'T OFFERED AT EVERY SINGLE SCHOOL. I AM THE SUPERVISOR OF THE STUDENT SUCCESS. WE WERE IN A COACHING ACADEMY THIS WEEK. I LEFT THERE FROM SPOTO TO COME HERE, AND GETTING THEM ON TRACK AND EXPLAINING SOME OF THE PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES. AND REALLY DIVING INTO THAT ROLE. SO THAT THAT POSITION CAN BE ELEVATED ALMOST TO THE POINT THAT WE'RE THERE TO SUPPORT STUDENTS AND ADVOCATE FOR STUDENTS AND TO KEEP KIDS IN SCHOOL. I THINK THAT POSITION, THE FOUNDATION OF THAT POSITION IS STILL THERE. SO WE'RE ACTUALLY LOOKING INTO THOSE PIECES ALONG WITH OTHER POSITIONS THAT ARE BEING CREATED. SO I JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THERE IS THAT EXTRA LAYER OF SUPPORT THAT IS STILL THERE FOR OUR STUDENTS.

>>Henry "Shake" Washington: YES, I THINK THAT'S SO IMPORTANT FOR STUDENTS TO HAVE WHEN THEY MAKE THE MISTAKE AND SOMETIMES STUDENTS MAKE A MISTAKE. THAT'S WHY THEY ARE STUDENTS, KIDS. WE ALL MADE MISTAKES BEFORE IN LIFE. THAT'S THE WAY LIFE GOES. BUT WE ALSO NEED SOMEBODY THERE TO HELP AND MENTOR THOSE KIDS AND GET THEM BACK INTO SCHOOL. SO WE STILL HAVE A LOT OF WORK TO DO, BUT AT LEAST WE'RE GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, SUPERINTENDENT. YES, SIR.

>>Addison Davis: YES, SIR, THROUGH THE CHAIR, MEMBER WASHINGTON, YOU'RE EXACTLY RIGHT. SINCE THE PANDEMIC STARTED, WE SEE A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF OUR STUDENTS THAT ARE CONTINUOUSLY LATE TO SCHOOL AND ALSO ATTENDANCE, MISSING MULTIPLE, MULTIPLE DAYS. 20, 30, 50 DAYS IN THE SCHOOL YEAR. SO ONE THING WE'VE GOT TO DO THIS SUMMER AND BEGINNING OF THE SCHOOL YEAR IS STRESS THE IMPORTANCE OF THE LEARNER GETTING BACK INTO NORMALCY AND BACK INTO THE SCHOOLS SO THAT I KNOW THAT WE HAVE LETTERS THAT WE PROVIDE PRINCIPALS TO BE ABLE TO SEND OUT AND EDUCATE PARENTS, BUT WE'VE GOT TO CONTINUE TO LEVERAGE OUR SOCIAL WORKERS, OUR TEAM MEMBERS, AND REALLY START TO CREATE GREATER ACCOUNTABILITY FOR PARENTS WHEN LEARNERS ARE NOT SHOWING UP FOR SCHOOLS. SO WE'RE GOING TO BE AGGRESSIVELY MONITORING THAT BECAUSE IF THEY ARE NOT HERE, THEY CAN'T LEARN. THIS YEAR COMING UP CAN'T BE LIKE IT WAS THE LAST YEAR AND A QUARTER WHERE THEY ARE SITTING AT HOME. THEY CAN E-LEARN. THEY CAN TRANSITION. THEY CAN I AM THE MOVE. THEY'VE GOT TO BE HERE SO WE CAN HELP THEM ESPECIALLY ADDRESS ANY MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES THEY MAY HAVE, ACADEMIC ACCELERATIONS SO WE CAN BE SUCCESSFUL.

>>Henry "Shake" Washington: THAT'S A GREAT POINT, SUPERINTENDENT. I THINK IT WOULD BE MUCH BETTER ONCE WE GO TO BRICK AND MORTAR. EVERYBODY WILL BE BACK IN SCHOOL AND THINGS WILL BE QUITE DIFFERENT. BUT AS I SAID EARLIER, YOU KNOW, WE ARE GOING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. WE'RE WORKING HARD TO COME TO THE RIGHT DIRECTION. YOU KNOW, WE ALWAYS LOOK AT THE BIG PICTURE, BUT THE SMALLER THINGS AFFECTS THE PIPELINE. EVERYBODY LOOKS AT THE BIG PICTURE ABOUT THE PIPELINE, BUT THE SMALLER THING, YOU KNOW, BEING LATE TO SCHOOL OR BEING DISRUPTIVE, BEING DISRESPECTFUL, DISOBEDIENCE, ALL THESE THINGS AFFECT STUDENTS WHEN THEY ARE TRYING TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE SCHOOL. AND OUR JOB IS TO HELP STUDENTS. THAT'S WHAT WE'RE HERE FOR, TO HELP STUDENTS. WHATEVER WE CAN DO TO HELP STUDENTS, ESPECIALLY IN THE BEHAVIOR PART OF IT. BECAUSE MANY TIMES PEOPLE DON'T UNDERSTAND STUDENTS. IT'S VERY IMPORTANT TO CONTINUE TO DO WHAT WE'RE DOING, AND I THANK YOU, AND I KNOW WE'RE GOING TO MOVE FORWARD. AND ALL THE PEOPLE INVOLVED WITH THE PIPELINE, THIS IS THE TIME THE COMMUNITY, BECAUSE ALL OF US IS INVOLVED WITH THIS PIPELINE. IT AIN'T NO ONE-MAN SHOW. EVERYBODY IS INVOLVED WITH THE PIPELINE. SO WE NEED TO WORK TOGETHER AS A TEAM. AND WE HAVE MORE HELP NOW -- WE'VE BEEN WORKING FOR YEARS, SO WE HAVE MORE HELP NOW WITH AGENCIES AND SO FORTH TO HELP US OUT. THANK YOU. APPRECIATE IT.

>> MR. WASHINGTON, JUST TO ADD TO WHAT THE SUPERINTENDENT INDICATED, WE ARE LOOKING AT TRAINING THE STAFF, SO KIND OF GETTING EVERYBODY BACK ON TRACK ON LOOKING AT ATTENDANCE AND DEFINITELY PERIOD ATTENDANCE, BUT ALSO THE COMMUNITY. WE NEED TO GET THE COMMUNITY BACK ON TRACK AS FAR AS MAKING SURE THE KIDS ARE IN SCHOOL AND WHAT OUR EXPECTATIONS ARE OF THEM, OF OUR SCHOOLS.

>>Henry "Shake" Washington: THANK YOU, TOO, ROSS BECAUSE YOU DO A GREAT JOB. YOU ARE A MAN OF VISION. REALLY ON TOP OF THINGS. I THANK YOU AND I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT. THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU. BOARD MEMBERS, JUST BE COGNIZANT OF THE TIME. WE HAVE 30 MINUTES LEFT WITH BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS, AND, OBVIOUSLY, STAFF, EXCELLENT ANSWERS TO THOSE COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS. MEMBER VAUGHN FOLLOWED BY MEMBER HAHN, FOLLOWED BY MEMBER SNIVELY. MEMBER VAUGHN.

>>Jessica Vaughn: I DID HAVE SOME TIME AFTER THE MEETING TO GET SOME QUESTIONS ANSWERED, AND SOME WERE STILL HANGING. SO I WOULD LIKE A FOLLOW-UP TO SOME OF THE QUESTIONS I ASKED AFTER THE WORKSHOP. FIRST, WITH THE CIVIL CITATION, THERE WERE SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT WHETHER THERE'S ANY FINANCIAL PIECE TO THAT, WHETHER IF SOMEONE HAS TO PAY RESTITUTION ASSOCIATED WITH THE CIVIL CITATIONS, AND I KNOW WE WEREN'T QUITE SURE, WAS THERE A CLARIFICATION ON IF THERE IS A FINANCIAL BURDEN WITH THE CIVIL CITATIONS?

>> YES, MA'AM. THERE ARE NO FEES ASSOCIATED WITH CIVIL CITATIONS. NOW, SOMETIMES IF RESTITUTION IS ONE OF THE PATHWAYS THAT IS CHOSEN AFTER THEY HAVE RECEIVED AND BEEN ISSUED THE CIVIL CITATION, THEN THAT CONVERSATION IS HELD WITH THE FAMILIES. WE DO HAVE SOME PARENTS WHO ACTUALLY WANT THEIR CHILDREN TO ASSIST WITH PAYING RESTITUTION. WHEN THAT HAPPENS, WE CERTAINLY PUT THAT IN. BUT THERE ARE NO FEES THAT ARE ASSOCIATED FLATLY WITH THE CIVIL CITATIONS.

>>Jessica Vaughn: BUT THERE MAY BE SOME ASSOCIATED WITH RESTITUTION IF THAT'S WHAT THE JUDGE IMPOSES.

>> IT'S NOT A JUDGE. IT'S DONE RIGHT WITHIN OUR OFFICES OF STUDENT ENGAGEMENT AND WITH OUR LAW ENFORCEMENT. BUT THERE'S NOTHING THAT IS ENCOURAGED THROUGH THE COURTS, NO.

>>Jessica Vaughn: I SEE. AND THEN I KNOW THAT PART OF THIS PLAN MENTIONS RESTORATIVE PRACTICES CONTINUALLY, AND I AGREE WITH MEMBER PEREZ IN REGARDS TO A MEDITATION ROOM OR A YOGA ROOM. THOSE ARE KIND OF AT THE FOREFRONT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT RESTORATIVE PRACTICES. AND I KNOW THERE HAVE BEEN SOME MENTION PEER-TO-PEER COUNSELING, POSSIBLY A PEER-LED, SOME SORT OF COURT SYSTEM IN REGARDS TO THIS. BUT WHAT I'D LIKE TO KNOW IS WHERE THESE ARE ACTUALLY BEING IMPLEMENTED, IF THERE IS A MATRIX TO FOLLOW, IF THERE'S SOME FIDELITY FOR EACH SCHOOL TO IMPLEMENT THIS OR WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE RESTORATIVE PRACTICES, WHAT THAT REALLY LOOKS LIKE AS FAR AS IMPLEMENTATION.

>> YES, THE RESTORATIVE PRACTICE IS GOING TO BE AN ONGOING TRAINING. IT'S ONE OF THOSE TERMS THAT'S VERY BROAD. IT'S GOING TO LOOK VERY DIFFERENT IN A LOT OF SCHOOLS, WHICH IS ONE OF THE REASONS WE TALKED ABOUT, COULD IT BE A PEER-TO-PEER COUNSELING. IT WILL LOOK DIFFERENT IN A LOT OF SCHOOLS AS TRAINING WILL BE GOING ON. IT'S EVERYTHING FROM BUILDING BACK THE RESTORING OF THE JUSTICE. IT'S ABOUT TRAINING. WE'RE UTILIZING SEVEN MINDSETS, A LOT OF ONLINE PLATFORMS FOR STUDENTS TO START TO CONNECT WITH WHAT THEY DID, RATHER THAN A SUSPENSION. THEY'LL BE ABLE TO ACCESS EVEN AT HOME AND FAMILIES AS WELL. THEY'LL BE ABLE TO START BUILDING BACK WHAT IT IS THEY DID. START TALKING ABOUT RESTORATIVE JUSTICE CIRCLES, WE'LL BE TRAINING INSIDE ISS AND WORKING WITH SCHOOLS. IT IS AN ONGOING TRAINING. WE'RE REALLY MEETING WITH THE SCHOOLS. I KNOW SOME WORK HAS ACTUALLY BEEN DONE IN THIS DISTRICT. WE'RE WORKING WITH HOLLY SAIA'S TEAM WHO HAS DONE THAT AND WE'LL START IMPLEMENTING THOSE TRAININGS GOING FORWARD.

>>Jessica Vaughn: SO WHEN WE MENTION IT THROUGHOUT THIS DOCUMENT, WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS TRAINING, NOT ACTUAL, ANY SORT OF INFRASTRUCTURE AS FAR AS THESE ARE THE ORDER THAT SCHOOLS HAVE TO FOLLOW, THERE HAS TO BE THIS RESTORATIVE PRACTICE. IT'S UP TO THE DISCRETION OF THE SCHOOL, IS THAT WHAT I'M UNDERSTANDING?

>> AT THE MOMENT THERE IS, YES. BECAUSE OF THE LEVEL OF TRAINING THEY ARE REQUIRED. FOR EXAMPLE, IT COULD BE SOMETHING AS A LETTER OF APOLOGY THAT STUDENTS HAVE STARTED TO MAKE AMENDS WITH OTHER STUDENTS. THERE'S BEEN SOME TYPE OF TRAINING THAT HAS HAPPENED BUT WE'RE TRYING TO MAKE IT MORE UNIFORM AND ROLL OUT TO SCHOOLS SO THEY HAVE A BIGGER TOOLBOX OF OPTIONS.

>> JUST TO PIGGYBACK ON THAT, IT IS A LITTLE BIT GRADE SPECIFIC. WE HAVE COMMUNITY CIRCLES AND CLASSROOM CIRCLES AT OUR ELEMENTARY LEVEL AND THEN WE ARE STARTING THINGS LIKE THE PEER COURT SYSTEM AND PEER MEDIATION AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL. IT IS GRADE SPECIFIC AS WELL.

>>Jessica Vaughn: WE ALSO TALKED ABOUT THE BIAS TRAINING AND HOW THAT WAS AN OPTION, AND WE HADN'T TALKED ABOUT WHETHER OR NOT THAT'S GOING TO BE A REQUIREMENT. DID WE GET CLARIFICATION ON THAT?

>>Kim Bays: YES, MA'AM. IT'S CURRENTLY NOT A REQUIREMENT. THAT IS ONE OF THE ITEMS UNDER DISCUSSION WITH CABINET AND WITH HCTA. BUT WE DO HAVE IMPLICIT BIAS TRAINING GOING ON RIGHT NOW. MR. ANDERSON HAS BEEN LEADING THIS AND ADMINISTRATORS ON-SITE CAMPUSES ALREADY TRAINED IN IT.

>>Jessica Vaughn: I WANT TO REITERATE THAT THE RESTORATIVE PRACTICES IS A TRAINING BUT THERE'S NO ACTUAL MATRIX OR FIDELITY IN HOW THAT'S BEING IMPLICATED AT THE SCHOOL LEVEL. IT IS A SCHOOL-BASED DECISION, AND THEN WE ARE OFFERING IMPLICIT BIAS TRAINING WHICH IS OPTIONAL RIGHT NOW.

>> THE CIVIL CITATION PROGRAM IS ALSO CALLED THE JUVENILE ARREST AVOIDANCE PROGRAM. RUN THROUGH THE DIVERSION PROGRAM AT THE COURT. THEY HAVE A LIST OF RESTORATIVE PRACTICES THAT I CAN GET TO YOU THAT THEY UTILIZE FOR THE PROGRAM.

>>Jessica Vaughn: ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU. I APPRECIATE IT.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MEMBER VAUGHN. OF COURSE, THE WHOLE ENVELOPE OF CONVERSATION WITH THE MULTI-PRACTICE OF AEFFECTIVE DEMOCRACY IS THE PBIS CONVERSATION. JOSH, I KNOW YOU DIDN'T HAVE TIME TO EXPLAIN THAT TO HER, BUT IT IS A WHOLE LESSON. WE'LL GO AHEAD WITH MEMBER HAHN. MEMBER SNIVELY.

>> I WANT TO MAKE A QUICK COMMENT TO BOARD MEMBER VAUGHN. THE IMPLICIT BIAS TRAINING ALSO HAS BEEN DONE THROUGH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, AND IT WAS HOUSED OUT OF MONICA VERRA-TIRADO OFFICE PRIOR. I WANTED TO GIVE YOU THAT UPDATE.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, MR. ANDERSON, FOR THAT CLARIFICATION. WE'RE MOVING TO MEMBER HAHN AND MEMBER SNIVELY. THANK YOU.

>>Stacy Hahn: THANK YOU, MEMBER GRAY. MS. BAYS OR ANYBODY ON THE FRONT ROW THERE, STAFF COULD ANSWER. YES, CAST OF CHARACTERS. WHEN DID THE CIVIL CITATION QUALIFICATIONS CHANGE? MAY HAVE MENTIONED THAT AT THE WORKSHOP, BUT --

>>Kim Bays: IT HAS BEEN AVAILABLE SINCE I BELIEVE 2005. NOW IT'S A MANDATORY. REQUIREMENT FOR ALL FIRST-TIME MISDEMEANORS NOW.

>>Stacy Hahn: WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN? WHEN DID IT BECOME MANDATORY?

>>Kim Bays: APRIL.

>>Stacy Hahn: APRIL. JUST RECENTLY.

>> THAT'S CORRECT. ALL TEN STAKEHOLDERS SIGNED INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT.

>>Stacy Hahn: WE MAY SEE SOME IMPACT CHANGE ON SOME OF THE STATISTICS BECAUSE IT'S SO RECENT. IT'S NOT REALLY REFLECTED YET. BECAUSE I WAS CONCERNED WHEN I SAW SOME OF THE DATA AS WELL, BUT WE SHOULD HOPEFULLY SEE AN IMPACT THE NEXT TIME YOU BRING DATA TO US REGARDING THE CHANGE TO THE CITATIONS. I REALLY APPRECIATE THE MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH THAT WE'RE NOW TAKING. IT'S WONDERFUL TO SEE ORGANIZATIONS, COMMUNITY PARTNERS HERE TODAY. SHARING IN THIS CONVERSATION. I GREATLY APPRECIATE YOUR TIME HERE TODAY. I KNOW IT'S VALUABLE. SO TEACHERS ARE ON THE FRONT LINE, AND I'VE HAD MANY DISCUSSIONS. I'VE HAD SOME MEETINGS WITH GROUPS OF TEACHERS AROUND BEHAVIOR, DISCIPLINE PROCESSES AND PROCEDURES SINCE I'VE BEEN A BOARD MEMBER. I'M GLAD WE'RE DISCUSSING IT AGAIN TODAY. CAN YOU PLEASE, MS. BAYS, SHARE WITH US HOW TEACHERS WERE INVOLVED IN THIS WORK, HOW MANY TEACHERS WERE INVOLVED, AT WHAT LEVELS IN THIS WORK? BECAUSE THEIR VOICE IS IMPORTANT. ONE, THEY ARE IMPLEMENTING THIS EVERY DAY IN OUR CLASSROOMS AND AT TIMES, YOU KNOW, THE RECEIVER SOME OF THIS -- MANAGING THIS BEHAVIOR. AND IT'S VERY CHALLENGING FOR A LOT OF OUR TEACHERS. HOW WAS THEIR VOICE HEARD IN THIS PROCESS?

>>Kim Bays: I'M VERY GLAD YOU ASKED THIS. THEY WERE INVOLVED IN OUR COMMUNITY COMMITTEE. BUT FURTHERMORE, WE HAD SEVERAL OF OUR COMMUNITY GROUPS REACH OUT TO US AND HAD TEACHERS ON BOARD. ONE OF THEM SPECIFICALLY, THE SUNSHINE COALITION COMMITTEE, REACHED OUT TO US AND HAD TEACHERS. WE WERE MEETING WITH THEM EVERY WEEK, IN FACT, ABOUT -- SORRY, EVERY THREE WEEKS, AND THE TEACHERS ACTUALLY BROUGHT TO US A TERRIFIC IDEA. THEY SAID WE WOULD LIKE TO HAVE SOME TRAINING ON HOW TO HANDLE STUDENTS WHO RETURN TO OUR CLASSROOMS AFTER THEY HAVE BEEN REMOVED, WHETHER THEY WERE REMOVED TO A DIFFERENT SITE ALTOGETHER OR WHETHER THEY WERE JUST OUT FOR A COUPLE OF DAYS OF SUSPENSION OR EVEN IF THEY WERE JUST REMOVED FROM THE CLASSROOM TO TAKE A BREAK, THE TEACHERS THAT WERE REPRESENTING OTHERS SAID WE'RE HAVING A TOUGH TIME HOW TO HANDLE THOSE CHILDREN WHEN THEY COME BACK AND WE'D LIKE TO HAVE SOME TRAINING. I CAN TURN IT OVER TO KATRINA. SHE HAS ACTUALLY STARTED THE TRAINING IN THE SUMMER AND THE OPPORTUNITIES WE'VE HAD ALREADY HAVE BEEN FILLED BY ALL OF THE TEACHERS SO WE'LL HAVE TO BE HAVING EVEN MORE SESSIONS OF THIS THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER. BUT THEY HAVE BEEN AN INTEGRAL PART OF THIS, AND WE ARE TRYING TO RESPOND TO ALL OF THE TRAININGS. I'LL LET KATRINA TELL YOU ABOUT MORE THAT WE'VE BEEN DOING THIS SUMMER.

>> YES. IT WAS ACTUALLY JUST YESTERDAY, OUR FIRST OF THREE. WE DECIDED TO EXPAND OUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IS CALLED ENGAGING STUDENTS THAT ARE RETURNING FROM ALTERNATIVE SETTINGS. AND IN THAT TRAINING, WE'RE ACTUALLY BUILDING THAT FOUNDATION, AS WE DID YESTERDAY. WE EXPLAINED A LITTLE BIT ABOUT OUR PROCESS AND HOW STUDENTS ARE LEAVING THEIR CLASSROOMS AND HOW WE CAN WELCOME THEM BACK INTO OUR CLASSROOMS APPROPRIATELY. AND SO AS WE START TO GO ALONG SOME OF THE QUESTIONS, ACTUALLY, WE DIDN'T HAVE THAT MANY QUESTIONS. WE HAD A WHOLE LOT OF CELEBRATIONS OF THANK YOU FOR HAVING SOMETHING THAT'S EVEN HAVING THIS CONVERSATION ABOUT OUR BABIES WHO ARE COMING FROM THESE ALTERNATIVE SETTINGS. AND WE JUST KNOW THAT THAT'S DEFINITELY A NEED, IS BASICALLY WHAT IT'S TELLING US. THEY ARE DEFINITELY STRUGGLING AND WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE MEET THEIR NEEDS APPROPRIATELY. AND THAT'S ACTUALLY WHAT STARTS THAT SCHOOLWIDE BEHAVIOR. WE HAVE TO HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT'S EXPECTED IN OUR CLASSROOMS DAILY, BUT WHAT'S EXPECTED ON OUR WHOLE SCHOOL CAMPUS. AND SO WHAT WE'RE DOING IS A DATA SYSTEMS APPROACH. THE SAME WAY THAT WE DO INSTRUCTION IS THE SAME WAY WE'RE HANDLING BEHAVIOR. LET'S LOOK AT WHAT'S HAPPENING ON OUR CAMPUSES DAILY, WHAT ARE WE STRUGGLING WITH. ARE WE STRUGGLING OUTSIDE OF THE CLASSROOM OR INSIDE THE CLASSROOM? WHAT ARE SOME THINGS WE NEED TO DO. AND WE'RE BUILDING IT AROUND A TEAM OF PEOPLE JUST LIKE WE ARE, THE SCHOOLS WILL DO THE SAME THING, A TEAM APPROACH.

>>Stacy Hahn: I HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS ABOUT THE TRAINING. HOW MANY TEACHERS ARE CURRENTLY REGISTERED THAT SHOWED UP YESTERDAY?

>> ON YESTERDAY'S MEETING WAS THE -- THE TARGETED GROUP WAS 6 TO 12, GRADES 6 TO 12. ELEMENTARY, BECAUSE MANY OF OUR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS DON'T GO TO ALTERNATIVE SETTINGS. SO ON YESTERDAY, WE HAD ABOUT 20. NOW, WE ALSO HAVE TWO MORE SESSIONS OF THAT, BUT WE'VE RECORDED IT SO THAT IF THOSE WHO START TO GET OUT AND START TO TALK ABOUT WHAT A WONDERFUL TIME WE HAD YESTERDAY, WE'RE EXPECTING MORE.

>>Stacy Hahn: IS IT A ROLLING REGISTRATION? IF THEY ARE WATCHING TODAY AND FIND OUT ABOUT IT, THEY CAN JUMP ON TO THE NEXT ONE?

>> YES, THEY DID CONTACT US WHEN IT WAS FULL. THEY REACHED OUT TO US SPECIFICALLY SAYING THAT THEY WEREN'T ABLE TO GET IN AND WE WERE ABLE TO BROADEN OUR MAXIMUM CAPACITY TO INVOLVE MORE PEOPLE.

>>Stacy Hahn: I THINK THAT'S WONDERFUL THAT WE'RE SUPPORTING TEACHERS IN THIS WAY, BUT FOR THOSE TEACHERS WHO DO HAVE STUDENTS REMOVED THAT THEN RETURN, COULD THIS BE A MANDATORY PD TRAINING FOR THEM SO THAT, YOU KNOW, WE'RE MAKING SURE THAT -- BECAUSE SOME TEACHERS MAY HAVE MORE STUDENTS COME AND GO OUT OF THE CLASSROOM, DEPENDING ON THE SETTING THEY TEACH IN.

>> WE CERTAINLY CAN. ONE OF THE OTHER MESSAGES THAT WE'LL SHARE WITH ADMINISTRATORS, AS WE RETURN BACK INTO SCHOOL, WE ARE WILLING TO GO OUT AND DO CASE BY CASE TRAININGS AT SCHOOLS SO TEACHERS CAN HAVE THE SETTINGS AND TRAININGS IN THE SCHOOLS AND NOT BE CALLED OFF CAMPUS. WE HAVE A WONDERFUL TEAM OF AGENTS WHO CAN GO AND DO THAT. WE WANT TO BE VERY RESPONSIVE TO SPECIFIC REQUESTS AND WE ENCOURAGE THEM TO REACH OUT TO US AND TELL US WHAT TRAININGS THEY WOULD LIKE.

>>Stacy Hahn: I WANT TO BE CLEAR. NOT SAYING EVERY TEACHER IN OUR DISTRICT SHOULD MANDATORILY HAVE TO TAKE THIS. IF WE KNOW A TEACHER IS GOING TO HAVE A STUDENT RETURNING, SHOULD WE SAY YOU NEED TO WATCH THIS MODULE OR, YOU KNOW, GET A WEBINAR OR SOMETHING SO THEY ARE PREPARED TO REENGAGE WITH THE STUDENT? ALSO DIFFERENT CONCERNS THAT HAVE COME UP WHEN I TALK TO TEACHER GROUPS IS AROUND THE PROCESS AND PROCEDURES. IN THE PAST, WE HAD CONCERNS WITH TEACHERS WHERE BECAUSE THE DATA IS TIED TO SCHOOL GRADES AROUND DISCIPLINE AND BEHAVIOR, CORRECT?

>>Addison Davis: YES, MA'AM. THROUGH THE CHAIR, NOT BEHAVIOR. JUST ACADEMIC.

>>Stacy Hahn: ACADEMIC. WELL, ISN'T SOME OF THE NUMBER OF DISCIPLINARY ACTIONS TIED TO SCHOOL GRADES?

>>Addison Davis: NO, MA'AM.

>>Stacy Hahn: SOME OF MY CONCERN IS AROUND THE FIDELITY OF REPORTING INCIDENTS AND HOW ARE WE ENSURING THAT INCIDENTS ARE BEING REPORTED, THAT THEY ARE NOT BEING DISCOURAGED BY THE DISTRICT OR ADMINISTRATION? BECAUSE I HAVE HEARD THAT FROM SOME TEACHERS THAT THEY ARE BEING DISCOURAGED TO REPORT INCIDENTS. AND SO HOW ARE WE ENSURING FIDELITY OF REPORTING ACROSS SCHOOLS?

>>Addison Davis: I'LL START. THROUGH THE CHAIR, WE WANT TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT EVERY INCIDENT IS REPORTED NO MATTER HOW SMALL, HOW BIG. BUT WE ALSO WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE TRAINING TEACHERS AND LEADERS TO BE ABLE TO REPORT ACCURATE INCIDENTS RELYING ON THE STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT. MOVING THE DISRUPTIVE PORTION OF IT AND BEING REALLY CLEAR ABOUT WHAT THE INFRACTION MAY BE, BUT WE WANT EVERYTHING TO BE REPORTED. SO IT REALLY GIVES US TRENDS TO LET US KNOW WHAT WE HAVE TO PROVIDE ONGOING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR AND IT STRENGTHENS THE WORK. WE WANT A TRUE PICTURE OF WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OUR SCHOOLS. I THINK AS WE CONTINUE TO COACH AND SUPPORT OUR TEACHERS, THEY'LL HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THE INFRACTIONS MAY BE. WE WANT THEM TO BE TRANSPARENT OF WHAT'S GOING ON IN THE CLASS.

>>Stacy Hahn: LET ME GET CLARIFICATION. MAYBE IT WASN'T TIED TO SCHOOL GRADE. ARE THERE ANY PENALTIES FOR SCHOOLS BASED ON THEIR REPORTING OF DATA AROUND THE STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT?

>>Addison Davis: NO, MA'AM, THERE SHOULD NEVER BE ANY PENALTY.

>>Stacy Hahn: THERE'S NOT A PENALTY FOR THAT. OKAY.

>>Addison Davis: NO, MA'AM.

>>Stacy Hahn: THERE SHOULD BE NO REASON TO DISCOURAGE REPORTING.

>>Addison Davis: I AGREE. WE ENCOURAGE IT.

>>Stacy Hahn: THANK YOU.

>>Addison Davis: THE LAST THING, FOR US TO MANDATE THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT HAVE TO BE AGREED UPON THROUGH A CONTRACT, BUT WE DEFINITELY CAN RECOMMEND IT BECAUSE OF THE POWER OF IT TO LET PEOPLE SEE THE TRANSITION OF INDIVIDUALS COMING IN AND OUT OF THE SCHOOLS.

>>Stacy Hahn: WHAT WE WANT IS STABILITY FOR OUR STUDENTS, RIGHT? AND BEST PRACTICES, WE MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE THE SAFEGUARDS IN PLACE SO WHEN THEY REENGAGE IN THEIR SCHOOL AND CLASSROOM, THAT THEY FEEL SUPPORTED, THE TEACHER FEELS SUPPORTED, AND THERE ARE SAFEGUARDS IN PLACE FOR THE SCHOOL AND THE STUDENT TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE IS SUSTAINABILITY. WE WANT STUDENTS WHEN THEY COME BACK TO STAY BACK.

>>Addison Davis: THAT'S RIGHT.

>>Stacy Hahn: THANK YOU.

>> ONE OF THE THINGS WITH THE BIG CHANGES, HISTORICALLY, THERE WERE EIGHT DIFFERENT REGIONS WITH SUPERINTENDENTS THAT WERE GIVING FEEDBACK TO SCHOOLS FOR THE REGION. WE NOW ARE JUST ONE SHOP. THE SAME SCHOOLS HEAR THE SAME THING FROM THE SAME GROUP OF PEOPLE. SO YOU'RE NOT HEARING, IT'S NOT DIFFERENT DEPENDING ON WHERE YOU ARE, WHAT LOCATION YOU ARE, A REFERRAL THAT WOULD GO ONE WAY AT ONE SCHOOL WOULD BE THE EXACT SAME AT ANOTHER SCHOOL. THE OTHER PIECE THAT HAPPENS WITH REFERRAL WRITING, REFERRAL WRITING IS ACTUALLY BENEFICIAL SO THAT WE CAN HELP CONNECT TO THE SERVICES. BECAUSE IF A STUDENT GETS IN TROUBLE AND THEY HIDE THAT REFERRAL, WE DON'T KNOW WHO TO CONNECT THEM WITH. WE'RE DOING SO MUCH IN THE WORLD OF MENTAL HEALTH AND THE DIFFERENT GROUPS. BY NOT WRITING THAT REFERRAL, IT STOPS AND DELAYS US FROM BEING ABLE TO CONNECT WITH THE SERVICE.

>>Stacy Hahn: YES, I WOULD AGREE. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ON BOARD SERVICES AS FAST AS POSSIBLE. THAT'S MY CONCERN. I WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THERE'S -- THAT THE SCHOOLS ARE NOT GOING TO BE HELD HARMFUL IN ANY WAY FOR HIGHER NUMBERS THAN OTHER SCHOOLS.

>> ONE OF THE THINGS WE INTRODUCED IS A LEVEL ZERO. LEVEL ZERO IS FOR TRACKING PURPOSES OF STUDENTS. YOU CAN STILL -- THE BEHAVIOR AND WORK WITH THE STUDENT BUT IT'S NOT ABOUT WHAT THEY DID. IT'S ABOUT TRACKING. THAT'S THE MAJORITY OF WHY TEACHERS WRITE REFERRALS. THEY ARE JUST TRYING TO GET DOCUMENTATION PURPOSES. SO WE GIVE THEM THAT WITHOUT IT IMPACTING THEM TO A LEVEL ONE, TWO, THREE, FOUR, TO ZERO. IT'S MORE WE CALL IT BEHAVIOR INCIDENT TRACKING. IT JUST LETS US KNOW SOMETHING HAPPENED. WE'VE GOT TO WORK WITH THAT STUDENT.

>>Stacy Hahn: SURE. THE IMPORTANT THING HERE IS CONNECTING SERVICES TO THE STUDENT SO WE DON'T WANT TO LOSE THAT INFORMATION. YES. THANK YOU.

>>Lynn Gray: AS MUCH AS WE'RE TRYING TO OBSERVE THAT WE HAVE ONLY 15 MINUTES, WE KNOW THAT THE HUGE AMOUNT OF INFORMATION EVERY ONE OF YOU, I WOULD SAY THE AFFECT OF THE PBIS, THE HEALTH SYSTEM, ONE ON ONES AND THE EFFECTIVE CIVIL CITATIONS REFERRALS, THAT SHOULD BE DONE BECAUSE, BOARD MEMBERS, I MEAN, THIS IS A LOT, AND I KNOW YOU'RE TRYING TO CAPTURE, BUT WE'LL TALK ABOUT IT LATER. OKAY. LET'S GO AHEAD, MEMBER SNIVELY, MEMBER COMBS, AND THEN MYSELF.

>>Melissa Snively: THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR. YES, WE COULD PROBABLY SPEND FIVE DAYS ON THIS. I'M GOING TO GO REAL HIGH LEVEL HERE ON A COUPLE OF THINGS, BASED ON THE FEEDBACK I GET FROM TEACHERS AND THE FEEDBACK I GET FROM PARENTS. I'M GLAD DR. HAHN BROUGHT UP CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT. AND I APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT NOT ONLY ARE WE PROVIDING CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT TRAININGS CONTINUOUSLY BUT WE'RE ALSO, AS KATRINA SAID, PROVIDING THAT, WHAT TO DO -- HOW TO MANAGE STUDENTS COMING BACK INTO THE CLASSROOM. I DON'T HAVE AN ANSWER FOR THIS, BUT I WILL TELL YOU THAT THAT IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE NUMBER ONE CONCERNS THAT TEACHERS HAVE IS HOW TO MANAGE THEIR CLASSROOM. I WOULD HOPE THAT WE COULD -- I KNOW WE'RE PROVIDING TRAINING, BUT WHAT OTHER SUPPORT DO WE PROVIDE? IF I'M A TEACHER AND I HAVE A CLASSROOM AND I START NOTICING BEHAVIOR FROM A PARTICULAR CHILD IN THE CLASSROOM, BEFORE SOMETHING HAPPENS, AND I'VE IDENTIFIED THAT THERE COULD BE A POTENTIAL ISSUE, WHO WOULD I GO TO FOR HELP? WHO WOULD I GO TO TO SAY I HAVE A STUDENT, AND THIS IS THE ISSUE I'M HAVING, TELL ME HOW TO HANDLE THE STUDENT SO THAT IT DOESN'T ESCALATE TO A LEVEL WHERE IT'S A REPORTABLE INCIDENT?

>> TEACHERS CAN REACH OUT TO THEIR STUDENT SERVICES TEAMS, DEFINITELY. THAT'S AN APPROPRIATE REFERRAL, AND THROUGH MTSS AND JUST PROVIDING INTERVENTIONS, THE STUDENT SERVICES TEAM WOULD WORK WITH THAT STUDENT TO PROVIDE BASIC INTERVENTIONS, ASSESS THE SITUATION, MAYBE THERE'S SOMETHING GOING ON AT HOME. MAYBE IT'S TRAUMA. IT COULD BE MULTIPLE THINGS, AND THEN PUT INTERVENTIONS IN PLACE AND MONITOR THAT DATA AND SEE HOW THOSE INTERVENTIONS ARE WORKING AND THEN CONTINUE TO INTENSIFY, IF NEEDED, AND THEN WE DO HAVE THINGS LIKE FUNCTIONAL BEHAVIORAL ASSESSMENTS, MOVING TOWARDS IF THAT'S THE WAY IT'S GOING, THEN WE WOULD GO IN THAT DIRECTION.

>>Melissa Snively: THANK YOU, I APPRECIATE THAT. DO WE SURVEY THE TEACHERS AS TO HOW WE'RE PERFORMING AS FAR AS SUPPORT SERVICES GO? DO THEY FEEL THAT WE ARE ADEQUATELY MEETING THE NEEDS OF THEIR -- OF THE TEACHERS WITH REGARD TO CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT? WHAT FEEDBACK DO WE GET FROM TEACHERS ABOUT HOW WE'RE HELPING THEM AND SUPPORTING THEM WITH CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT?

>>Addison Davis: PROFESSOR, DO YOU WANT TO --

>> SPECIFIC TO THAT QUESTION, WHAT I AM LOOKING AT IS A SURVEY THAT WE MIGHT USE FOR QUALITY ASSURANCE PURPOSES. SO WHEN ANY OF US AT THE DISTRICT LEVEL PROVIDE SUPPORT TO SCHOOLS, WE GET FEEDBACK. IT'S OPEN DURING THIS TIME FRAME. THIS WOULD BE SOMETHING THAT WE LOOK AT ATTACHING TO OUR E-MAILS OR SOME OTHER MECHANISM SO THAT WE CAN CONSTANTLY BE INFORMED ABOUT THE QUALITY OF OUR SUPPORT.

>>Melissa Snively: OKAY. AND NOT THAT WE NEED ANOTHER TASK FORCE, BUT, GOSH, I THINK THAT IF THAT'S THE NUMBER ONE CONCERN OR ONE OF THE NUMBER ONE CONCERNS THAT TEACHERS HAVE WITH REGARD TO THEIR DAY-TO-DAY FUNCTIONALITY AND ABILITY TO DO THEIR JOBS, I WOULD THINK THAT MAYBE WE EVEN HAVE A TEACHER TASK FORCE THAT SAYS HERE'S HOW YOU CAN BETTER SERVE THE TEACHERS ACROSS THE DISTRICT. HERE ARE SOME IDEAS. HERE'S SOME FEEDBACK. HERE ARE SOME CONCERNS THAT WE HAVE. THESE ARE THE SUPPORTS THAT WE MUST HAVE IN PLACE IN ORDER TO FUNCTION AT A HIGH LEVEL ON A DAY-TO-DAY BASIS. SO THAT WOULD BE THE CONCERN -- THE BIGGEST CONCERN I GET FROM TEACHERS WHEN I TALK TO THEM IS CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT, AS DR. HAHN MENTIONED EARLIER. I'M GLAD AND HAPPY TO SUPPORT CONTINUOUS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, ANYTHING THAT WE CAN DO TO BETTER SUPPORT THEM. THE SECOND ISSUE I GET IS FROM PARENTS. AND THAT IS BULLYING. AND BULLYING SEEMS TO BE ONE OF THE BIGGEST EPIDEMICS ACROSS ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT, NOT JUST HOURS. SO I WOULD LOVE -- AND THIS COULD BE A SEPARATE CONVERSATION, MAYBE SOMEONE COULD GET BACK TO ME, BUT I'D LOVE TO KNOW WHAT WE'RE PUTTING IN PLACE WITH REGARD TO MANAGING THE INCIDENT RATE OF BULLYING, HOW DO WE ADDRESS IT CONSISTENTLY ACROSS THE DISTRICT? THAT IS THE BIGGEST ISSUE I THINK FROM PARENTS IS CONSISTENCY OF ADDRESSING BULLYING FROM ACROSS THE DISTRICT, AND WHAT WE'RE DOING TO TRY TO INTERVENE AND PREVENT BULLYING FROM OCCURRING. AGAIN, WE ONLY HAVE A LITTLE BIT OF TIME. IF YOU WANT TO COME BACK ON THAT ONE, I'M HAPPY --

>> I CAN ADDRESS SOME THINGS ABOUT CONNECTING WITH SERVICES. WE RUN OUT OF OUR SHOP IS THE BULLYING HOT LINE AS WELL. ANYTIME THAT WE'RE GIVING IT TO FAMILIES, THEY ACTUALLY CONNECT TO US AND THEN WE TURN AROUND AND WE CONNECT WITH THE SCHOOLS TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE ADDRESSING THE STUDENTS AT THE SCHOOLS, WHAT THE PARENTS' CONCERNS WERE, AND IF WE HAVE TO INTERCEDE AND INTERVENE, WE HAVE. RIGHT NOW IT'S ABOUT CONNECTING AND DEFINING WHAT IS BULLYING? ONE OF THE BIGGEST PROBLEMS THAT WE'RE STRUGGLING WITH IS STUDENTS ARE BOTHERING EACH OTHER. THERE IS A PROBLEM, BUT IS IT HITTING THAT LEVEL OF BULLYING? WHEN YOU SEE TRUE BULLYING, IT IS A SEVERE ISSUE. IT'S TAKING AWAY SOMEONE'S POWER. BUT WHAT WE HAVE IS STUDENTS AREN'T TREATING EACH OTHER WELL. THAT'S THE NEXT STEP, HOW DO WE GET THEM TREATING AS RESPONSIBLE CITIZENS, YES, WITH RESPECT.

>>Melissa Snively: VERY VALID POINT. A LINE BETWEEN DISRESPECTING ANOTHER PERSON VERSUS BULLYING A PERSON. I THINK THE MORE WE CAN EDUCATE OUR PARENTS ABOUT WHAT THOSE DIFFERENCES ARE, THE LESS CONFUSION THEY'LL HAVE WHEN THEY FEEL LIKE THEY NEED TO REPORT SOMETHING TO THE SCHOOL AND IT COULD JUST BE TWO STUDENTS NOT GETTING ALONG BECAUSE THEY ARE DISRESPECTING EACH OTHER. ONE IS NOT RESPECTING THE OTHER ONE. ONE OTHER THING THAT I'VE ADDRESSED IN THE PAST IS THE COMMUNICATION OF THIS. FROM A PARENT'S PERSPECTIVE, A LOT OF TIMES PARENTS WILL ONLY LOOK AT THIS DEVELOPED CONDUCT -- CODE OF REGULATE, REALLY LOOK AT IT AFTER SOMETHING HAPPENED. USE IT AS A REFERENCE. WHATEVER WE CAN DO TO MAKE IT EASY FOR PARENTS TO ACCESS IT AND EASIER TO READ, EASIER TO CONSUME, I DON'T KNOW HOW TO ANSWER THAT, BUT AS A PARENT, I THINK IT'S OVERWHELMING TO TRY AND SIT AND READ THE CODE OF CONDUCT AND SIGN A FORM THAT SAYS YOU AGREE YOU READ THE WHOLE THING. I'M PRETTY SURE THAT MOST PARENTS DON'T SIT DOWN AND READ THE ENTIRE CODE OF CONDUCT.

>> TRADITIONALLY, THEY HAD BEEN GIVEN OUT TO SCHOOLS AT THE BEGINNING -- OR THE LAST SEVERAL YEARS, IT HAS BEEN ONLINE IN PARCELED PIECES THAT YOU CAN HYPERLINK AND CLICK. WHAT WE PRESENTED IS THE BOOK THAT WILL BE ONLINE AND AVAILABLE IN OTHER LANGUAGES AS WELL. SO THEY WILL BE ABLE TO GO AND ACCESS THIS BOOK. THE TABLE OF CONTENTS WILL BE HYPERLINKED TO THE PAGES, IF THEY DESIRE, ALONG WITH SOME OF THE OTHER THINGS TO MAKE IT A LITTLE BIT MORE FLUID. BUT OTHERWISE, YOU'RE GOING TO SEE A BOOK, ONE BOOK, NOT 107 PAGES, I THINK IT'S DOWN TO 60ISH. BUT IT IS DOUBLESIDE, IT IS ABOUT 30. IT WILL BE A LOT EASIER AND MANAGEABLE TO AT LEAST HAVE AVAILABLE TO THE STUDENTS.

>>Melissa Snively: WHATEVER WE CAN DO TO ENCOURAGE PARENTS AND STUDENTS, OBVIOUSLY, TO --

>> THERE'S AN ACKNOWLEDGMENT FORM THAT SAYS --

>>Melissa Snively: I KNOW. IT'S A FORM.

>> MEMBER SNIVELY, I'D LIKE TO IF I MAY COMBINE TWO OF THE CONCERNS YOU HAD ONE WITH CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT AND ONE WITH COMMUNICATION. AS THE SUPERINTENDENT REFERENCED EARLIER, WE ARE ANTICIPATING A GREAT NEED FOR US TO BE SUPPORTING TEACHERS AS OUR CHILDREN RETURN. OUR KINDERGARTEN TEACHERS ARE TREMENDOUS AT BEING ABLE TO HERD LITTLE ONES INTO CLASS WHO ARE NOT USED TO BE BEING IN CLASS. WELL, NOW, K-12, WE'RE GOING TO BE HERDING CHILDREN IN WHO ARE NOT USED TO BEING IN CLASS. THEY'VE BEEN AT HOME, IN THEIR PAJAMAS, PLAYING OUTSIDE AND NOW WE HAVE TO REACQUAINT THEM WITH WHAT EXPECTATIONS ARE IN CLASSROOMS. WE'RE GOING TO BE DOING A FULL BLITZ FOR PARENTS AND FOR TEACHERS AS WELL AS FOR ADMINISTRATORS SAYING WE'RE ON HAND HERE AND WE'LL HELP OFFER THE SUPPORTS AND TRAININGS BECAUSE EVERYONE WILL HAVE TO HAVE A KIND OF STARTING OVER POINT.

>>Melissa Snively: THANK YOU.

>>Lynn Gray: I CAN SEE, AND ACTUALLY, MEMBER SNIVELY, YOU JUST GAVE ME THE SOLUTION AND MEMBER HAHN AND MEMBER WASHINGTON, WHEN WE HAVE OUR -- IT WILL BE A WORKSHOP. WE'RE GOING TO HAVE OUR LIST OF CONCERNS SUCH AS BULLYING, DISRESPECT TO THE TEACHER, TRAINING, CLASSROOM TRAINING, LACK OF COMMUNICATION -- WHATEVER THE BOARD MEMBERS FEEL OR EXPERIENCE, AND THEN YOU'RE GOING TO SHARE WHAT EXACTLY YOU'RE DOING BECAUSE THERE'S SO MUCH, AND I KNOW, I'M AWARE. I'VE BEEN WORKING ON THIS DISCIPLINE 2016, THE NEWER BOARD MEMBERS DEFINITELY HAVE TO BE AWARE. SO WE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT LATER. MEMBER COMBS, AND THEN I'M GOING TO SAY A FEW THINGS, AND THEN WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO END THE MEETING. NOT TO BE DISRESPECTFUL, BUT VERY INTELLIGENT, INFORMATIVE ONES, KEEP YOUR ANSWERS BRIEF BECAUSE I HAVE TO AT LEAST SAY SOMETHING, A FEW QUESTIONS. I DIDN'T SAY THE BOARD MEMBERS. GET AWAY WITH THAT. MEMBER COMBS.

>>Nadia Combs: THANK YOU SO MUCH. KIM BAYS AND YOUR ENTIRE TEAM, I THINK IT'S GREAT. I REALLY FEEL LIKE WE'RE HEADING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION. I JUST HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS. WHEN I SEE THE BEHAVIORAL INCIDENT, THE TRENDS, HAVE WE THOUGHT ABOUT BREAKING IT DOWN ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE, AND HIGH SCHOOL? BECAUSE I DO THINK WE'RE ABSOLUTELY NOT LOOKING FOR A TRACKING, BUT TO LOOK AT THE TRENDS THAT ARE OCCURRING WITH DISOBEDIENCE, DISRESPECT, DISRUPTIVE BEHAVIOR, TARDINESS, ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL SO WE CAN DISTINGUISH THOSE THREE?

>> YES, GOING FORWARD, THEY WILL BE QUARTERLY FOR EACH ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND HIGH.

>>Nadia Combs: AS WELL AS, WHAT ABOUT THE GOALS FOR PBIA? I SEE WITH OUR TRANSFORMATION SCHOOLS THAT 46% OF THOSE SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN TRAINED. IS THERE A GOAL OR A TIMELINE TO GET THAT TO 100%? AND WHAT DOES THAT LOOK LIKE?

>> YES, MA'AM. THERE'S ACTUALLY A TWO-PRONGED APPROACH. ONE, WE HAVE OUR TRADITIONAL USF TRAINED PBIA SCHOOLS, AND -- PBIS SCHOOLS AND THEY ARE CONTINUING TO GET SUPPORT THROUGH USF THROUGH THAT MODEL. WE ALSO ARE STARTING WITH ALL SCHOOLS, WE'RE STARTING WITH THE SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLAN THAT ACTUALLY HAS AN EXPECTATION FOR HAVING A SCHOOLWIDE BEHAVIOR PLAN. SO THEY WILL START WITH SOME OF THOSE EXPECTATIONS OF WHAT ARE THOSE SCHOOLWIDE EXPECTATIONS AS WELL AS CLASSROOM EXPECTATIONS. SO UNTIL ALL 100% OF OUR SCHOOLS ARE FORMALLY TRAINED, THESE ARE SOME OF THE SUPPORTS THAT WE'RE PROVIDING IN THE MEANTIME.

>>Nadia Combs: OKAY. MY LAST COMMENT, YOU KNOW, BAKER ACTS HAVE BEEN A HUGE ISSUE IN OUR DISTRICT FOR QUITE A WHILE, AND I'M CONCERNED AS STUDENTS RETURN AFTER MORE THAN A YEAR THAT MAY HAVE ANXIETY IN THEIR TRANSITIONING BACK. DO WE HAVE A PLAN TO KIND OF SUPPORT THOSE CHILDREN AS THEY TRANSITION BACK TO SCHOOLS?

>> YES. THROUGH THE MENTAL HEALTH PIECE, IT'S GOING TO BE SO IMPACTFUL AS WE GO BACK AND WE REALIZE THAT. THIS SUMMER, WE'RE DOING ACTUALLY A MENTAL HEALTH INSTITUTE FOR STUDENT SERVICES STAFF THAT WILL TAKE PLACE IN JULY TO PREPARE THEM FOR WHAT'S TO COME, HOW TO GO BACK AND TRAIN THEIR STAFF AT THEIR SCHOOL, SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS TO LOOK FOR. WE HAVE A GREAT MENTAL HEALTH TEAM THAT CAN STEP IN, ALSO WITH ADDITIONAL TRAININGS. OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS ARE EXCELLENT. BEEN WORKING WITH THEM THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER. AS THEY CONTINUE TO REFER STUDENTS, THIS IS ONGOING, AND WE WILL BE PREPARED AS WE GO INTO THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR.

>>Nadia Combs: THANK YOU SO MUCH.

>>Lynn Gray: MEMBER COMBS, I APPRECIATE YOU BEING SO BRIEF. JUST ALMOST APOLOGIZING. I KNOW WE HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS. I JUST HAD TWO THINGS REAL QUICK TO ASK, BUT, YOU KNOW WHAT, MEMBER SNIVELY, WHY DON'T YOU GO AHEAD AND POINT THAT OUT RIGHT NOW?

>>Melissa Snively: SURE. I WANTED TO POINT SOMETHING OUT ON THE MATRIX, PAGE 32 AND 33, I APPRECIATE YOU PUTTING VAPE PRODUCTS INTO THE MATRIX. I'M A LITTLE -- I'M WONDERING, I GUESS, BECAUSE VAPE PRODUCTS IS LEVEL THREE AND TOBACCO IS LEVEL FOUR, AND THE TOBACCO SECOND INCIDENT IS GREATER THAN THE VAPE PRODUCT SECOND INCIDENT. THERE'S A LITTLE INCONSISTENCY IN HERE. I'M WONDERING IS THERE RATIONALE BEHIND THAT? IS THAT ON PURPOSE? OR SHOULD THEY EVEN BE COMBINED? BECAUSE VAPE PRODUCTS ARE TOBACCO PRODUCTS. THEY ARE E-CIGARETTE -- OR PRETTY MUCH TOBACCO PRODUCTS, TOO. AND THE AGE ON THE TOBACCO IS 21, BUT I BELIEVE IT SHOULD BE 18 INSTEAD OF 21 NOW. IS THERE ANY RATIONALE FOR THAT?

>> NOT ALL THE VAPE PRODUCTS ARE TOBACCO. WE HAVE BEEN DEALING WITH -- MORE AND SOME MORE AND WE AREN'T QUITE SURE WHAT IT IS. WE ALSO HAVE INCIDENCES OF OTHER STUDENTS DISSEMINATING AND GIVING TO OTHER STUDENTS AND THEY END UP IN THE HOSPITAL. WE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS.

>>Melissa Snively: COULD IT BE SMOKING PRODUCTS? BECAUSE THEY ARE ALL SMOKING PRODUCTS?

>> SMOKING PRODUCTS ARE INHALED BUT DRUG ENHANCED AS WELL. WE DON'T KNOW WHAT THE QUALITY IS OF IT. IT'S NOT ALWAYS JUST TOBACCO. THAT'S WHY IT'S A LEVEL HIGHER THAN JUST THE LEVEL FOUR.

>>Melissa Snively: RIGHT. THE TOBACCO HAS A THREE TO FIVE DAY OSS ON THE SECOND INCIDENT, BUT THE VAPE ONLY HAS A TWO TO FIVE DAY ON THE SECOND INCIDENT. IS THAT A TYPOGRAPHICAL ERROR?

>>Kim Bays: NO, IT'S NOT. IT JUST DEPENDS. WE HAVE TO TAKE A LOOK AT EXACTLY WHAT IT IS. SOME OF THESE PRODUCTS THAT COME IN ACTUALLY ARE THE VAPE CONTAINERS WITHOUT ANYTHING IN THEM WHICH IS DISRUPTIVE TO THE CLASSROOM ANYWAY, BUT WITHOUT THE ACTUAL SUBSTANCE IN IT, IT'S NOT AS SEVERE AS TOBACCO. AND THEN ON THE OTHER HAND, SOMETIMES THE SUBSTANCE THAT IS IN THE VAPE PRODUCTS IN THE CONTAINERS IS MORE HARMFUL THAN THE TOBACCO. IT'S JUST -- IT JUST REALLY DEPENDS ON WHAT IT IS.

>>Melissa Snively: THAT'S PROBABLY A WHOLE OTHER CONVERSATION. PUT THAT ON THE LIST, MS. GRAY, PLEASE. BECAUSE THAT'S ANOTHER EPIDEMIC WE NEED TO REALLY ADDRESS, IF POSSIBLE. THANK YOU.

>>Lynn Gray: OKAY. TWO QUESTIONS REAL QUICK. NUMBER ONE QUESTION, AND THIS IS A COMMENT, MEMBER WASHINGTON, VERY MUCH AFFILIATED WITH SCHOOL LEADERSHIP, WE ARE REMINDED THAT THE TONE OF THE SCHOOL IS REFLECTIVE OF THE PRINCIPAL, THAT SHOULD RESONATE WITH EACH OF US AND EVERY ONE OF US THROUGHOUT THIS WHOLE TOPIC. SECOND, SUPERINTENDENT DAVIS, ARE WE HANDLING THIS FULL DISCLOSURE CODE OF CONDUCT WITH THE TEACHERS COMMITTEE THAT YOU HAVE FORMED?

>>Addison Davis: THROUGH THE CHAIR, MRS. BAYS AND HER TEAM HAVE INTERACTED WITH MANY PRINCIPALS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THIS, SO AS OF RIGHT NOW, THE PRINCIPAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE HAS NOT AT SCALE UNPACKED THIS AND REVIEWED THIS. MANY PRINCIPALS THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT, WHICH WE USE FOR MANY DIFFERENT IMPLEMENTATION PLANS HAVE REVIEW AND EMBEDDED THIS TO MAKE PROPER CHANGES TO BE ABLE TO MOVE FORWARD.

>>Lynn Gray: SO THE ACTUAL COMMITTEE -- I'M SORRY, MS. BAYS.

>>Kim Bays: I WAS GOING TO SAY, WE ALSO DID TRAINING ON THE MATRIX WITH EVERY SINGLE PRINCIPAL AND ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL IN DECEMBER AND JANUARY. THEY'VE BEEN AWARE THIS IS COMING AND WE'VE HAD MANY VOLUNTEER TO HELP IN SUPPORT OF THE COMMITTEE.

>>Lynn Gray: I KNOW YOU'VE DONE A VERY GOOD JOB WITH THE PRINCIPALS, WITH THE PBIS AND SO FORTH, BUT NOT THE STACK COMMITTEE SPECIFICALLY. YOU'RE ACTUALLY TEACHER COMMITTEE.

>>Addison Davis: NO, MA'AM. WE HAVE NOT HAD THE STACK COMMITTEE LOOK AT THIS.

>>Lynn Gray: AND TO MEMBER SNIVELY'S POINT, THE TEACHER IS THE CRITICAL PART OF THE WHOLE OPERATION DAY IN AND DAY OUT. SO THAT IS CRITICAL. LAST, WHICH IS NEVER TRUE OF ME, BUT AT ANY RATE, THE POINT OF THINGS IS, THE POSITIVE BEHAVIOR INCENTIVE SUPPORT SYSTEM FROM USF, I MEAN, WE DUPLICATED IT, MADE IT OUR OWN, SO TO SPEAK. THAT NEEDS TO BE COVERED WITH EVERY BOARD MEMBER, TOO. I KNOW, KATRINA, YOU PUT IT IN THERE. WHAT IS THE ACTUAL NAME NOW THAT WE HAVE THAT'S SIMULTANEOUS WITH THE PBIS? -- SYNONYMOUS WITH THE PBIS?

>> NOT NECESSARILY A TITLE, BUT CALLING IT THE SCHOOLWIDE BEHAVIOR PLAN. WITHIN THAT, IT WILL BE INCLUSIVE OF MANY OF THE PBIS INITIATIVES. SO WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO IS TRYING TO PIECEMEAL SO THAT SCHOOLS AREN'T BEING TOTALLY OVERWHELMED ON THE ENTIRE PROCESS, BUT TRY TO ROLL IT OUT IN A WAY THAT CAN BE HANDLED BY THE SCHOOLS. THE HIGH SCHOOLS HAVE AN ADVANTAGE BECAUSE THEY ALSO HAVE THE NEW POSITION OF THE CLIMATE AND CULTURE RESOURCE TEACHER POSITION, AND THAT ADDITION TO THAT POSITION, THEY WILL BE ABLE TO HELP WITH THE IMPLEMENTATION OF THE SCHOOLWIDE BEHAVIOR PLAN.

>>Lynn Gray: RIGHT. THAT GOES BACK TO THE TEACHER TRAINING, AND WE'VE BEEN TRYING TO GET THIS ALL DONE WITH FULL FIDELITY TO USE THE WORD, WHICH IS VERY OPERATIONAL, FULL FIDELITY, MEANING EVERY TEACHER, NOT JUST A FEW TEACHERS. THAT NEEDS TO BE DONE, AND WE'VE BEEN TRYING. THAT HAS BEEN THE GAME SINCE 2016, BUT WHAT I WANTED TO SAY IS, WHY ARE WE EVEN MENTIONING THE PBIS OR THE MULTIFACETED SYSTEM, THE AFFECTIVE DOMAIN IS BECAUSE OF THIS. WE HAVE ACCESS, AND THIS GOES TO YOUR POINT ALSO WITH DISPROPORTIONALITY, MEMBER PEREZ, OF SUSPENSION. WE KNOW POINT-BLANK THAT WHEN A SCHOOL IS FULL FIDELITY -- AND I'M INCLUDING, ROSS, THE MENTORING, TOO, THAT GOES IN THERE -- WITH PBIS, THAT'S A MODEL. IT IS A USF MODEL. WE'RE COPYING IT, TEN POINTS OF IT, THAT THE FOLLOWING SITUATIONS GET LOWER. NUMBER ONE, THE COP, CHANGE OF PLACEMENT, GOES LOWER. THE AMOUNT OF REFERRALS GOES LOWER. THE AMOUNT OF OSS GOES LOWER. THE AMOUNT OF ISS GOES LOWER. AND TWO THINGS GO HIGHER. WE HAVE A BETTER ATTENDANCE. WE HAVE BETTER GRADES. THAT IS STATISTICALLY WRITTEN IN A FORM, AT LEAST IT WAS. THIS WAS LAST YEAR, I HAVE COPIES OF IT FOR ABOUT THREE YEARS. EVERY SCHOOL, EVERY GRADE, NADIA COMBS' POINT, AND EVERY BOARD MEMBER CAN HAVE THIS. IT HAS BEEN SHOWN THAT WHEN IT'S FULL FIDELITY, A SCHOOL WILL HAVE THOSE SUCCESSES. SO WHY I KEEP SAYING THIS IS CRITICAL. I KNOW, MR. McCALL, YOU'RE OVER THIS UMBRELLA, BECAUSE EVERY ONE OF THESE WONDERFUL ONES IN FRONT OF ME -- I'M SORRY, I DIDN'T -- I SLEPT FINE LAST NIGHT, BUT I'M STILL A LITTLE TIRED. I'M NOT GOING TO GO THROUGH ALL YOUR NAMES. BUT EVERY ONE OF YOU ALL WHO ARE EXPERTS, I HAVE SUCH RESPECT FOR YOU, BUT DO NOT EVER THINK THAT THIS BOARD DOES NOT PAY ATTENTION TO HOW THAT CHILD FEELS, HOW THAT CHILD WHEN THEY GET TO SCHOOL, EVEN BEFORE THEY GET TO SCHOOL, WHAT HAPPENS AT HOME WITH TRAUMA. DON'T EVER THINK THAT WE'RE NOT PAYING ATTENTION TO THAT. AND TO YOUR POINT, MEMBER PEREZ, YOGA. SO I WANT THAT EMPHASIZED. THE EFFECTIVE, THE COPs, THE REFERRALS, I THINK MEMBER HAHN HAS BEEN WHISPERING, MY VIEW, DISRUPTION, AND I KNOW, MS. BAYS, YOU HAVE AN OPINION, BUT WHEN WE HAVE DISRUPTION AND WE DON'T PAY ATTENTION TO IT, WHERE THERE'S SMOKE, THERE'S FIRE. ANYTIME A STUDENT DISRUPTS CLASS, AND I'M TALKING EVEN WHEN THEY DON'T DRESS PROPERLY, WHEN THAT CHILD WALKS IN THE ROOM AND SLAMS A BOOK DOWN OR SAYS THE F WORD, THAT AFFECTS THE ENTIRE CLASS. THAT TAKES AT LEAST FIVE TO TEN MINUTES FROM INTRODUCTIONAL TIME. EVERY MINUTE OF INTRODUCTIONAL TIME, ROB KRIETE, YOU KNOW THIS, IS HUGE AND VALUABLE TO THE LONGEVITY. I'M DONE TALKING, WHICH NO ONE EVER BELIEVES ANYWAY. I'LL CONCLUDE THIS MEETING. WE'LL GO AHEAD, BOARD MEMBERS, YOU'RE GOING TO GIVE ME -- AND I'LL FIGURE IT OUT. YOU ALL TELL ME, FOUR TO FIVE REAL CONCERNS OF YOURS BECAUSE MOST OF YOU ARE VERY MUCH EDUCATORS, AND YOU'RE KNOWING VERY MUCH WHAT GOES ON IN THE CLASSROOMS, PARENTS, AND THEN YOU ALL ARE GOING TO SAY, SHOW WHAT YOU'RE DOING ABOUT IT. AND I THINK, AND THEN THE BOARD MEMBERS WILL GIVE ME MORE INPUT AND SO WILL SUPERINTENDENT DAVIS, BUT I THINK WE'LL HAVE THAT WORKSHOP AND BEING TOLD -- I'M GETTING THE HOOK TO STOP TALKING.

>>Jim Porter: I THINK, MADAM CHAIR, IT'S IMPORTANT, BECAUSE OF THE SUNSHINE LAW, I THINK ANYTHING BOARD MEMBERS WANT TO SEND, THEY NEED TO SEND TO THE SUPERINTENDENT, NOT TO ME, THE SUPERINTENDENT. AND THEN -- I WANT TO PROTECT THE BOARD AND YOU, MADAM CHAIR, FROM THE PERCEPTION OF THAT. THE SUPERINTENDENT IS VERY EAGER TO HAVE THAT COMMUNICATION, I THINK.

>>Lynn Gray: SUPERINTENDENT DAVIS, DON'T THINK YOU HAVE FRIDAY OFF BECAUSE NOW YOU'VE GOT MORE THINGS TO DO. AT ANY RATE, YOU'RE GOING TO GET A SLEW OF THAT. I THINK I'M GOING TO CONCLUDE, BUT I KNOW MEMBER PEREZ WANTS TO SAY ONE MORE THING. I WANT TO ALSO THANK EVERY ONE OF YOU FOR YOUR JUDICIOUS WORK AND YOUR PASSION. I KNOW EVERY ONE OF YOU IS WORKING 24/7. THANK YOU. MEMBER PEREZ.

>>Karen Perez: WE RECEIVED AN E-MAIL YESTERDAY ON A MARKETING PLAN. I JUST WOULD LIKE TO SEE IF WE COULD DELAY THAT UNTIL THE NEXT BOARD MEETING ON THE 19th OF JUNE. I ALSO WANT TO MAKE A CORRECTION ON THAT. EVERYBODY KEEPS SAYING JULY 29 BOARD MEETING, BUT IT IS JUNE 29.

>>Lynn Gray: JUNE 29.

>>Karen Perez: JUST SO THAT WE CAN TALK ABOUT THAT MARKETING PLAN.

>>Addison Davis: YES, MA'AM, THE MARKETING PLAN, I ASKED TANYA TO SHARE WITH THE BOARD JUST FOR REVIEW AND FEEDBACK. THE EARLIER WE GET OUT OUR PLAN ABOUT WHO WE ARE, THE SOONER WE CAN GET STUDENTS INTO OUR SCHOOLS FOR ENROLLMENT TO BE ABLE TO TALK ABOUT OUR PROGRAM. SO WE'D LOVE FOR THE FEEDBACK. I WOULD SAY BY THE MID OR END OF NEXT WEEK TO BE ABLE TO GIVE SOME INFORMATION FROM THE BOARD SO THAT WE CAN MAKE SURE WE GET IT RIGHT. I THINK EVERY DAY THAT WE WAIT MAY BE A POTENTIAL DAY THAT A CHILD CONNECTS OR FINDS THE REGISTRY WITH A DIFFERENT EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY, BUT WE'RE REALLY READY TO KIND OF MOVE FORWARD LOOKING FOR YOUR FEEDBACK, IF POSSIBLE.

>>Lynn Gray: OKAY. MEMBER PEREZ, WAS THAT SATISFACTORY? MEMBER HAHN.

>>Stacy Hahn: I JUST SAW THE E-MAIL THIS MORNING, AS A MATTER OF FACT. I WOULD AGREE, I'D LIKE TO AT LEAST HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY. I'D LIKE TO PAUSE THE IMPLEMENTATION. THERE'S A LARGE PRICE TAG ASSOCIATED. I THINK IT WOULD BE UNFAIR TO THE BOARD IF WE DIDN'T HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DISCUSS THE PLAN AS WELL AS THE COST WITH YOU AND A RESPECT FOR OUR CONSTITUENTS. SO IF WE COULD JUST DELAY THE IMPLEMENTATION UNTIL AFTER THE NEXT BOARD MEETING SO THE BOARD CAN HAVE THAT DISCUSSION, I WOULD APPRECIATE THAT. THANK YOU.

>>Lynn Gray: THANK YOU, BOARD MEMBERS. THANK YOU, WONDERFUL STAFF. THANKS FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO. I GUESS WE'LL SEE EACH OTHER AT THE BUSCH GARDENS FOR THE MOST PART. SUPERINTENDENT DAVIS, DID YOU WANT TO SAY ANYTHING?

>>Addison Davis: WE'RE GOOD.

>>Lynn Gray: WE'RE GOOD. [ SOUNDING GAVEL ]