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GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

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I'D LIKE TO CALL THE MAY 11TH 2021 SCHOOL BOARD BUSINESS MEETING TO ORDER.

FIRST UP, WE HAVE THE INVOCATION, MISS HAINES.

I THINK I DIDN'T GET THE MEMO THAT IT WAS MY TURN.

SO GIVEN THAT, I'M GOING TO ASK THAT WE ALL TAKE A MOMENT AND SAY OUR OWN PRAYER.

IN OUR OWN HEARTS.

SO THAT WE ARE PREPARED AT THIS MEETING.

AMEN.

MS. COKER FLAG SALUTE.

PLEASE RISE.

[B. Consent Agenda]

ADOPTION, APPROVAL OF MINUTES, APRIL 13, 2021, WORK SESSION, APRIL 13, 2021.

BUSINESS MEETING, APRIL 14.

2021 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT MEMO F45-21 DEED OF GIFT FOR WINTERPOCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

MEMO 58-21 REVISION OF THE 2021 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING CALENDAR.

MEMO 65-21 RECOMMENDED PERSONNEL ACTIONS.

MEMO 66-21 DEED OF GIFT FOUNTAS AND PINNELL CLASSROOM GUIDE READING COLLECTION.

MEMO 70-21 FISCAL YEAR 2021 ACCEPTANCE OF NEW GRANTS ARGS.

ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONS OR CORRECTIONS TO THE CONSENT AGENDA.

MR CHAIR.

THERE ARE NO ADDITIONS OR CORRECTIONS TO THE CONSENT AGENDA THIS EVENING.

IS THERE ANY REQUEST FROM A SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER TO SEPARATE ITEM FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION? HEARING NONE MAY O HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED.

SO MOVED.

IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND.

MR. CLERK, WOULD YOU PLEASE CALL ROLL ON THE MOTION.

DOT HEFFRON.

AYE.

DEBBIE BAILEY.

AYE.

KATHRYN HAINES.

AYE.

ANN COKER.

AYE.

RYAN HARTER.

AYE.

THE MOTION CARRIES.

DR. DAUGHERTY, WOULD YOU PLEASE ANNOUNCE OUR NEW ADMINISTRATORS? THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR AND BOARD MEMBERS, IT IS A PLEASURE TO ANNOUNCE WE HAVE EIGHT ANNOUNCEMENTS TONIGHT AND WE'RE GOING TO ASK EACH ONE TO COME UP HERE TO BE GREETED BY NOT ONLY THE SCHOOL BOARD, BUT THE PUBLIC.

FIRST, WE HAVE SUE ANNE BERKLE.

SHE IS APPROVED AS A DIRECTOR OF COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS.

SHE COMES TO US FROM BON SECOURS MERCY HEALTH PROGRAMS, WHERE SHE WAS A DIRECTOR OF H.R.

AND ALSO DIRECTOR OF RELATE CUSTOMER RELATIONS COMPENSATION AND A CONSULTANT FOR BENEFITS.

SUE ANNE THANK YOU.

WE'RE REALLY EXCITED YOU'RE WITH US.

WE'RE REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO YOU JOINING US.

THANK YOU.

KAREN CHAPMAN WAS APPROVED AS THE PRINCIPAL OF ROBIOUS MIDDLE SCHOOL AND WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT KAREN JOINING US AND SHE IS CURRENTLY THE SERVING AS THE ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT ROBIOUS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, WENT THROUGH THE PROCESS AND WE'RE EXCITED OF HER TENURE AS SHE STARTS THE SUMMER.

KAREN, CONGRATULATIONS.

SCHOOL PRINCIPAL, AND WE KNOW KAREN AND SHE IS CURRENTLY THE PRINCIPAL WINTERPOCK, BUT WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THIS NEW OPPORTUNITY.

SHE GETS TO OPEN UP A NEW SCHOOL AND PROBABLY WILL KNOW 80 PERCENT OF THE PEOPLE COMING TO THE SCHOOL.

SO, KAREN, THANK YOU.

WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS OPPORTUNITY AND FOR THE OPENING NEXT YEAR.

THANK YOU.

ADMINISTRATOR, AND BRUCE, WE KNOW AS THE PRINCIPAL OF HENING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR BRUCE.

WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THE VIRTUAL ACADEMY.

AND BRUCE WE'RE EXCITED THAT WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO WITH YOUR LEADERSHIP SKILLS AND YOUR TECH SKILLS.

SO THANK YOU FOR TAKING THIS OPPORTUNITY.

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AND YOU MAY BE WONDERING WHY SHE'S COMING UP BECAUSE SHE WAS ACTING AND WE ARE REMOVING THE ACTING TITLE AND SHE IS NOW THE PERMANENT PRINCIPAL AND WE HOPE FOR A LONG TIME.

ANGIE, THANK YOU SO MUCH WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR LEADERSHIP AND GREAT JOB SO FAR.

THANK YOU.

NICK WAS THE APPROVED THE PRINCIPAL OF SALEM MIDDLE SCHOOL, AND NICK IS CURRENTLY THE ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL AT CARVER MIDDLE SCHOOL.

NICK, WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS.

HAD A CHANCE TO SPEAK WITH A COUPLE OF TIMES.

AND WE'RE ALL EXCITED THAT HE'S GOING HOME IN ONE SENSE AND THEY'RE EXCITED TO HAVE HIM.

AND NICK, WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR LEADERSHIP AT SALEM.

CONGRATULATIONS.

OFFICER.

TIM IS CURRENTLY THE CHIEF INFORMATION SAFETY OFFICER FOR THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION IN VIRGINIA.

TIM HAD A CHANCE TO MEET AND WE'RE EXCITED TO HAVE YOU WITH US AND LOOKING FORWARD TO YOUR LEADERSHIP IN THE TECH FIELD.

THANK YOU.

SHAWN SMITH WAS APPROVED AS THE CHIEF COMMUNICATIONS AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT OFFICER.

SEAN IS CURRENTLY THE DIRECTOR OF GOVERNMENT POLICY AND MEDIA RELATIONS FOR CCPS.

SHAWN WE'RE REALLY EXCITED YOU'RE BRINGING YOUR KNOWLEDGE OF THE SYSTEM AND YOUR SKILL SET, AND WE WILL LOOK FORWARD TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF TECHNOLOGY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH IN THE FIELD OF COMMUNICATIONS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

CHAIRMAN, THAT'S ALL WE HAVE FOR TODAY.

THANK YOU, DR. DAUGHERTY.

[C. Awards and Recognitions]

NEXT, WE HAVE AWARDS OF RECOGNITION, MR. BULLIS.

MR. CHAIR, SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS, DR.

DAUGHERTY, THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY AGAIN TO SHINE THE SPOTLIGHT ON SOME OF THE GREAT WORK THAT OUR STUDENTS AND STAFF ARE DOING BEFORE YOU TONIGHT OR TWO RECOGNITION'S.

THE FIRST IS THE RECOGNITION OF STUDENT SUCCESS.

AND IF I COULD ASK TAYLOR PAISLEY TO JOIN US UP FRONT.

TWO CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS HAVE BEEN RECOGNIZED BY THE VIRGINIA SCHOOL BOARD ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL REGIONAL ARTS CONTEST, MANCHESTER HIGH SCHOOL JUNIOR MELANIE LLOYD, WHO UNFORTUNATELY COULD NOT BE HERE WITH US TONIGHT, WON FIRST PLACE IN THE SOUTH SIDE REGIONAL ART CONTEST, WHILE TOMAHAWK CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL.

EIGHTH GRADER TAYLOR PAISLEY EARNED SECOND PLACE HONORS.

DURING THEIR SPRING MEETING LOCAL SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS WERE TREATED TO AN IMPRESSIVE DISPLAY OF CREATIVITY, AND THE JUDGES FACED SOME TOUGH DECISIONS IN SELECTING THE 2021 WINNERS STUDENT ART FROM THE ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL LEVELS, REPRESENTING EACH SCHOOL DIVISION IN THIS ANNUAL COMPETITION, WHICH WAS JUDGED VIRTUALLY BY A PANEL OF JUDGES PRIOR TO THE MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS FROM ACROSS THE REGION.

THIS YEAR'S CONTEST WAS COMPLETELY VIRTUAL, AND THE WINNING ARTWORK, WHICH YOU SEE UP ON OUR SCREEN RIGHT NOW FROM TAYLOR, WILL BE FEATURED ON THE VSBA WEBSITE AND SPOTLIGHTED DURING THE VSBAS ANNUAL CONVENTION, AS WELL AS THOSE FEATURED IN VSBA PUBLICATIONS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

TAYLOR, THANK YOU FOR YOUR CREATIVITY.

IT OBVIOUSLY SHOWS IN THIS ARTWORK THAT WE HAVE HERE UP ON OUR SCREEN, WE APPRECIATE YOUR OUTSTANDING REPRESENTATION NOT ONLY OF TOMAHAWK CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL, BUT CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS AS WELL.

CONGRATULATIONS.

SO I JUST HAD AN OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK AT WHAT SHE CREATED UP THERE, AND IT'S PRETTY AMAZING AND IT'S AWESOME THAT YOU'RE GOING TO BE REPRESENTING CHESTERFIELD COUNTY WITH YOUR ARTWORK ON THE VIRGINIA SCHOOL BOARD ASSOCIATION'S WEBSITE.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR REPRESENTING CHESTERFIELD COUNTY SCHOOLS.

WE'RE VERY PROUD TO HAVE YOU LOOK FORWARD TO ALL THE GREAT THINGS THAT YOU PROBABLY DO IN THE FUTURE, ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO ART.

SO CONGRATULATIONS.

THANK YOU.

HERE'S A TOKEN OF OUR APPRECIATION.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THE RECOGNITION OF STAFF SUCCESS, AND IF I COULD ASK OUR SCHOOL COUNSELING TEAMS FROM ELIZABETH DAVIS MIDDLE AND GORDON ELEMENTARY TO JOIN US UP FRONT.

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YOU GUYS DON'T HAVE TO DUCK.

YOU CAN COME UP HERE AND GET PICTURES CLOSER IF YOU'D LIKE.

IN RECOGNITION OF EXEMPLARY COMMITMENT TO A COMPREHENSIVE, DATA DRIVEN SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM, ELIZABETH DAVIS MIDDLE RECENTLY WAS NAMED A RECOGNIZED ESCA MODEL PROGRAM OTHERWISE KNOWN AS RAMP BY THE AMERICAN SCHOOL COUNSELOR ASSOCIATION.

THIS COMES ONE YEAR AFTER GORDON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL EARNED THE SAME NATIONAL RECOGNITION.

DAVIS MIDDLE AND GORDON ELEMENTARY ARE NOW TWO OF 700 PLUS SCHOOLS RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY BY THE AMERICAN SCHOOL COUNSELOR ASSOCIATION WITH THIS HONOR.

SINCE THE PROGRAM'S INCEPTION IN 2004, THE RAMP DESIGNATION RECOGNIZES SCHOOLS THAT ARE COMMITTED TO DELIVERING A COMPREHENSIVE, DATA DRIVEN SCHOOL COUNSELING PROGRAM AND AN EXEMPLARY EDUCATIONAL ENVIRONMENT.

THE ASCA BELIEVES THAT THE IMPLEMENTATION OF A COMPREHENSIVE COUNSELING PROGRAM IN ALL SCHOOLS ACROSS THE NATION IS A VITAL STEP IN THE TRANSFORMATION OF OUR EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM AND IN PROVIDING STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES WITH ACCESS TO THE RESOURCES NECESSARY TO NOT ONLY BE GOOD STUDENTS BUT STRONG ADVOCATES AS WELL.

THE APPLICATION PROCESS IS COMPETITIVE AND TAKES AN ENTIRE ACADEMIC YEAR TO COLLECT DATA AND INFORMATION COMPLETION.

TEAMS OF SCHOOL COUNSELING PROFESSIONALS REVIEW RAMP APPLICATIONS, AND THIS DESIGNATION IS VALID FOR FIVE YEARS.

WE APPRECIATE EVERYTHING THAT THE DAVIS MIDDLE SCHOOL AND GORDON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COUNSELING TEAMS HAVE DONE.

WE'RE SORRY WE COULDN'T GET GORDON BACK HERE EARLIER, BUT OBVIOUSLY WE WERE A LITTLE SHUT DOWN FOR A WHILE.

BUT WE'RE PLEASED THAT YOU BOTH COULD JOIN US TONIGHT.

AND WE KNOW THAT ALL THE STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES TEAMS ACROSS THE SCHOOL DIVISION HAVE PLAYED SUCH A CRITICAL ROLE DURING THIS PAST 16 MONTHS IN HELPING TO MAKE SURE OUR STUDENTS ARE LIFTED UP, CELEBRATED AND PROVIDED THE SUPPORTS THAT WE NEED.

WE APPRECIATE EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO TO SERVE OUR STUDENTS.

THANK YOU.

QUITE AN ACHIEVEMENT, A LOT OF HARD WORK OVER A YEAR PERIOD OF TIME.

COLLECTING THIS INFORMATION I KNOW IS CAN BE QUITE DAUNTING.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR HARD WORK, YOUR DEDICATION TO OUR STUDENTS AND LOOK FORWARD TO MORE SCHOOLS GETTING THIS AWARD AS WELL.

I'M DAWN WATSON, THE COUNSELING COORDINATOR AT DAVIS MIDDLE SCHOOL.

HI, KARINA WEBER SCHOOL COUNSELOR AT DAVIS MIDDLE SCHOOL.

BUT I WAS WITH DAVIS LAST YEAR.

I AM SHANNON PRICE AND I'M WITH GORDON ELEMENTARY.

CLAIRE COPELAND AND I'M WITH GORDON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

THANK YOU AGAIN VERY MUCH.

GOOD EVENING, MR. CHAIR.

BOARD MEMBERS, DR DAUGHERTY, IT'S MY HONOR AND ONE OF THE BEST THINGS I DO EACH MONTH TO PRESENT THE RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING DRIVER PERFORMANCE, PROVIDING SAFE TRANSPORTATION FOR STUDENTS TO AND FROM SCHOOL EVERY DAY IS ESSENTIAL TO INSTRUCTION.

AND OUR CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, BUS DRIVERS GO ABOVE AND BEYOND TO ACCOMPLISH THIS MISSION EVERY DAY.

ALTHOUGH OFTEN AN UNSUNG HERO TO MANY OF OUR STUDENTS, THEIR BUS DRIVER IS A ROLE MODEL FOR PATIENCE, HARD WORK, KINDNESS AND DEDICATION.

CCPS BUS DRIVERS ARE TO BE COMMENDED FOR THEIR COMMITMENT TO THE SCHOOLS AND FAMILIES WHICH THEY SERVE.

THERE ARE MANY DRIVERS WHO COULD BE RECOGNIZED THIS MONTH, BUT EACH TRANSPORTATION AREA MANAGER HAD TO MAKE THE TOUGH DECISION OF SELECTING A SINGLE BUS DRIVER WHO EXEMPLIFIED EXCELLENCE AND DEDICATION TO REPRESENT THEIR AREA.

WE'D LIKE TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR THE FOLLOWING BUS DRIVERS.

WAYNE LYNCH, AREA ONE, BUS 746, 10 YEARS OF SERVICE.

BRANDI SAYLER AREA 2, BUS 123, SIX YEARS OF SERVICE.

LORAN BYERS, AREA THREE, BUS 833, TWO YEARS OF SERVICE.

CRYSTAL STEWART, AREA FOUR BUS 684, 16 YEARS OF SERVICE.

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JANET DAVIS, AREA FIVE, BUS 756.

THIRTY THREE YEARS OF SERVICE.

I GOT TO GET A PROUD PICTURE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL YOU DO.

THE FIRST FACES A LOT OF OUR KIDS SEE IN THE MORNING AND THE LAST SMILING FACE THEY TAKE HOME WITH THEM FROM SCHOOL.

AND WE JUST APPRECIATE EVERYTHING THAT YOU'RE DOING.

AND WHEN I LOOKED OVER DR.

FRYE'S PRESENTATION AND I SAW 33 YEARS, SO THAT MUST BE A TESTAMENT TO HOW MUCH YOU ENJOY YOUR JOB.

AND AND WE JUST REALLY APPRECIATE ALL THAT YOU'RE DOING FOR OUR STUDENTS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

YOU SO MUCH FOR HAVING US AGAIN TO HONOR SOME EXCELLENT AND OUTSTANDING FOOD NUTRITION SERVICES WORKERS.

YOU KNOW, I THINK THIS IS AN APROPOS MONTH TO DO THIS.

IT IS NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH HERO MONTH.

LAST FRIDAY, MAY 7TH, WAS NATIONAL SCHOOL LUNCH HERO DAY.

YOU KNOW, WE ARE HONORING FOUR LUNCH HEROES TONIGHT, BUT WE HAVE OVER THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THAT WORK IN THE COUNTY SERVING OUR STUDENTS EVERY DAY.

THEY ARE CONSTANTLY DEALING WITH CHANGES AND I KNOW THEY ARE TIRED OF ME CHANGING THINGS ON THEM AND I APOLOGIZE FOR THAT.

BUT WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO DO WHAT WE NEED TO DO TO SERVE OUR KIDS.

AND OUR FOLKS IN THE FIELD ARE JUST OUTSTANDING WHEN IT COMES TO THAT.

SO I WOULD LIKE TO HONOR THESE FOLKS TONIGHT.

FIRST OFF, WE HAVE DEBBIE OSTERBIND.

SHE'S OUR CAFETERIA MANAGER AT MATOACA MIDDLE SCHOOL, 10 YEARS OF SERVICE.

BEST PART OF HER JOB IS BEING A CONTRIBUTING PART OF CHESTERFIELD COUNTY AND HAVING HOLIDAYS AND SUMMERS OFF.

NEXT, WE HAVE CLAUDIA RUTHERFORD, OUR KEY 5-HOUR FOOD SERVICE ASSOCIATE AT MATOACA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

NINE AND A HALF YEARS OF SERVICE.

BEST PART OF HER JOB IS TAKING CARE OF THE KIDS.

THEY ARE WHAT PUTS A SMILE ON MY FACE.

NEXT, WE HAVE KAREN ANDERSON.

SHE'S OUR KEY 5-HOUR FOOD SERVICE ASSOCIATE AT AM DAVIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

FIVE AND A HALF YEARS OF SERVICE.

BEST PART OF HER JOB IS SEEING THE KIDS SMILING FACES AS THEY COME THROUGH THE LINE.

LASTLY, WE HAVE GLENDELL SMITH, FOOD SERVICE ASSOCIATE AT LC BIRD HIGH SCHOOL.

TWO YEARS OF SERVICE.

BEST PART OF HER JOB IS SINGING AND ENTERTAINING THE CHILDREN WHILE SERVING THEM LUNCH.

I'M SURE WELL DESERVED AND VERY MUCH APPRECIATED BY NOT JUST THE STUDENTS, BUT THE STAFF, BECAUSE AS A TEACHER, I LIKED IT WHEN THEY CAME BACK FILLED BECAUSE THEY WERE STARVING LITTLE CREATURES ALL MORNING LONG.

AND ALL THEY COULD TALK ABOUT WAS WHEN WILL WE GET TO HAVE LUNCH? YOU GUYS WERE MY HEROES, YOUR MANY PEOPLE'S HEROES EVERY DAY.

AND NOT MANY PEOPLE KNOW THIS.

BUT WHEN I WAS ASKED TO GIVE THE TALK ABOUT Y'ALL, MY MOTHER WAS A CAFETERIA WORKER AT CC WELLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

AND SO IT WAS VERY SPECIAL TO ME.

I KNOW WHAT YOU DO EVERY DAY BECAUSE SHE CAME HOME WITH TIRED FEET AND SHE WOULD WANT QUIET.

SO I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU DO ALL EVERY DAY, AND WE VERY MUCH APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

BOARD MEMBERS, MR. CHAIR AND BOARD MEMBERS, WE JUST HAVE A SPECIAL RECOGNITION, MR. BULLIS.

YEAH, TIM, THAT'S YOU.

WE TRIED TO FIND A PICTURE OF HIM IN HIS YOUNGER DAYS, BUT THEY DON'T EXIST.

I THINK HE WENT ON THE WEBSITE AND TOOK THEM OFF.

BUT IF YOU TYPE A PICTURE OF TIM BULLIS, YOU'LL GET SOME INTERESTING SHOTS.

THAT'S THE MONEY TRAIN BACKING UP FOR YOU, THE BEEP.

TIM, I KNOW YOU LIKE SURPRISES, SO THAT'S JUST HOW IT GOES.

BUT ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE SYSTEM, YOU'VE SERVED CHESTERFIELD FOR 15 YEARS

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AND I KNOW YOU'RE GOING TO SOMETHING THAT YOUR HEART DESIRES TO GO BACK TO YOUR COLLEGE TO HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO SUPPORT THE COLLEGE THAT YOU GRADUATED FROM.

BUT YOU'RE ALWAYS WELCOME HERE AND CHESTERFIELD, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

AND I JUST THOUGHT IT WAS FITTING FOR US TO GIVE YOU A STANDING OVATION FOR YOUR SERVICE.

AND THANK YOU.

AND YOU'RE NOT OFF THE CLOCK TILL FRIDAY AT 4:00, SO JUST REMEMBER THAT.

ALL RIGHT.

[D. Public Comment on Agenda Items]

NEXT, WE HAVE PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS FOR THIS MEETING, CITIZENS WERE GIVEN THE OPTION OF SUBMITTING THEIR COMMENTS ONLINE OR IN PERSON.

THE BOARD RECEIVED 15 ONLINE COMMENTS.

COMMENTS SUBMITTED VIA THE ONLINE FORUM WERE SENT TO THE BOARD PRIOR TO TONIGHT'S START.

START OF TONIGHT'S MEETING, AS WELL AS POSTED TO THE BOARD DOC SITE AND WILL BE INCLUDED AS AN ADDENDUM TO THE MEETING MINUTES.

MR. CLERK, WOULD YOU PLEASE ANNOUNCE THIS EVENING IN PERSON SPEAKERS ON AGENDA ITEMS? MR. CHAIRMAN, WE HAVE TWO SPEAKERS FOR AGENDA ITEMS THIS EVENING.

THEY ARE JASON MELENDEZ AND SONIA SMITH.

EACH SPEAKER WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES TO ADDRESS THE BOARD.

THERE'S A TIMER SET UP ON TOP OF THE PODIUM THAT WILL TURN GREEN WHEN YOU BEGIN SPEAKING YELLOW WHEN YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS REMAINING IN RED WHEN YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED.

SPEAKERS MUST WEAR THEIR MASKS AT ALL TIMES.

AND WE ASK THAT SPEAKERS REFRAIN FROM TOUCHING THE MICROPHONES.

ALSO, PLEASE REMEMBER TO GIVE YOUR NAME AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR COMMENTS, MR. MELENDEZ.

GOOD EVENING.

I'M JASON MELENDEZ AND I'M A JUNIOR AT JAMES RIVER HIGH SCHOOL.

IT LOOKS LIKE THIS MEETING IS FINALLY BEING THE LAST ONE TO SHAPE THE SCHOOL YEAR, LAST MAJOR BUSINESS MEETING, HOPEFULLY AFTER A ROUND OF CONSEQUENTIAL DECISIONS REGARDING COVID-19.

AND HOPEFULLY WE CAN HAVE THIS PANDEMIC BEHIND US.

I DID WANT TO START BY SAYING, ALTHOUGH I HAVE FUNDAMENTAL DISAGREEMENTS WITH HOW SOME MEMBERS HANDLED THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC AND HOW THE CENTRAL OFFICE DID, YOUR DEDICATION TO THE COMMUNITY IN THE SCHOOL DIVISION DURING THIS UNTHINKABLE YEAR IS CERTAINLY INVALUABLE.

NOW, I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THE MEMO BEFORE YOU TODAY ON JUNETEENTH BEING ADDED AS A CALENDAR HOLIDAY FOR THIS YEAR'S CALENDAR.

I DON'T REMEMBER LEARNING MUCH ABOUT JUNETEENTH IN HISTORY CLASSES, BUT I UNDERSTAND HOW IMPORTANT OF A DAY IT IS.

WE USUALLY KNOW THE CIVIL WAR HAVING ENDED IN APRIL 1865.

BUT TEXAS IS A CONFEDERATE STATE WAS OUT OF THE MAIN FOCUS DURING THE HEIGHT OF THE WAR, SINCE COMMUNICATION OF THE END OF THE WAR WAS HARDLY INSTANT SOME CONFEDERATE STATES STILL PRESSED ON AND JUNE OF SORRY 1865, GENERAL GRANGER SET OUT TO GALVESTON TO SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT A POSTWAR MILITARY ORDER THAT READ IN PART, THE PEOPLE OF TEXAS ARE INFORMED THAT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE PROCLAMATION FROM THE EXECUTIVE OF THE UNITED STATES, ALL SLAVES ARE FREE.

DURING THE 2020 SPECIAL SESSION, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY PASSED SB 5031, A BILL THAT IN PART PROVIDED FOR JUNETEENTH AS A STATE HOLIDAY.

JUNETEENTH IS A DAY THAT MARKED A TURNING POINT IN THE NATION'S MORAL COMPASS.

BUT IT'S ALSO A REMINDER OF AMERICA'S WORST SIN.

AND I HOPE STUDENTS AND OTHERS WILL USE THE CALENDAR DAY TO ADVANCE THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF THE CIVIL WAR HISTORY AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN HISTORY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU MR. MELENDEZ.

SONIA SMITH.

DAUGHERTY AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

MY NAME IS SONIA SMITH.

AND ON BEHALF OF THE CHESTERFIELD EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, I BRING YOU GREETINGS.

I'M ALSO A PARENT AND RESIDENT OF THE BERMUDA DISTRICT.

LOOKING BACK AT LAST SUMMER AND THE EVENTS THAT UNFOLDED, I MUST RE-EMPHASIZE THE RESOLUTION THAT THIS BODY PASSED ON JUNE 9TH, 2020 ENTITLED CONDEMNING RACISM AND AFFIRMING THE DIVISION'S COMMITMENT TO AN INCLUSIVE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL IS ONE OF THE BEST ACTIONS TAKEN TO DATE THAT IS STILL A LIVING AND BREATHING DOCUMENT.

AND I QUOTE, THOSE WHO HAVE ENDURED DISCRIMINATION AND INTOLERANCE DESERVE TO BE HEARD AS THEY SHARE THE STORIES AND TRUTH ABOUT THEIR EXPERIENCES AND FEELINGS.

AND WE MUST SEEK WITH GREAT EMPATHY TO UNDERSTAND THEIR CHALLENGES AND THEIR PAIN.

ADDITIONALLY, OUR SCHOOL DIVISION CAN AND WILL BE A SANCTUARY OF SAFETY IN OUR COMMUNITY AND A BEACON OF LIGHT FOR THE WORLD AS WE BUILD AND STRENGTHEN TRUST WITH THOSE WE SERVE AND WE MODEL THE ACCEPTANCE FOR ALL PEOPLE.

AS THIS BODY PREPARES TO CHANGE THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL TO REFLECT THE ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF JUNETEENTH AS A STATE HOLIDAY.

I WANT TO TAKE THIS TIME TO THANK EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU FOR BEING FORWARD THINKING.

IN ADDITION, IT IS MY HOPE THAT CCPS EMPLOYEES, AS WELL AS CITIZENS OF THIS COUNTY, TAKE THE TIME TO LOOK UP THE HISTORY OF JUNETEENTH AND WHY IT IS INDEED SIGNIFICANT FOR ALL AMERICANS TO CELEBRATE, NOT JUST FOR PEOPLE WHO LOOK LIKE ME.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU, MISS SMITH.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR, THAT CONCLUDES THIS EVENING'S PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS.

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THANK YOU, MR. CLERK.

NEXT, WE HAVE THIS EVENING'S ACTION ITEMS, MR.

[1. Memo #053-21: Phase 1 Elementary School Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Security Project (15 Schools)]

DAVIS.

OR WAS IT MR. CARSON FOR THIS ONE? GOOD EVENING, CHAIRMAN HARTER, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, DR.

DAUGHERTY, I'M GOING TO LET SCOTT CARSON, OUR DIRECTOR OF CONSTRUCTION, WHO IS HIGHLY RESPONSIBLE FOR MOST OF THESE ACTIONS, TAKE THE PODIUM.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

MR. CHAIRMAN, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, I HAVE FIVE BOARD MEMOS TO PRESENT THIS EVENING, THE FIRST OF WHICH IS MEMORANDUM 053-21 CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION SECURITY PROJECT FOR 15 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SITES.

THIS PROJECT IS A 2021 SUPERINTENDENT'S SCHOOL SAFETY AND SECURITY INITIATIVE AND REPRESENTS THE INSTALLATION OF CLOSED CIRCUIT TV AT 15 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SITES THAT WERE SELECTED FOR THIS EFFORT AT THE DECEMBER 8TH, 2020 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING.

ON APRIL 2ND, 2021, THE CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PROCUREMENT DEPARTMENT CONDUCTED A BID OPENING FOR THIS PROJECT, AND ON APRIL 12TH, 2021, THEY DEEMED CONVERGENT TECHNOLOGIES THE LOWEST RESPONSIBLE BIDDER FOR THIS EFFORT AT A PRICE OF ONE MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED AND SEVEN THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED NINETY SIX DOLLARS AND 17 CENTS.

FUNDS FOR THIS EFFORT HAVE BEEN SECURED AND BUDGETED BY THIS CCPS CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT FROM THE FALL 2020 EDA BOND ISSUANCE.

STAFF RECOMMENDS THAT THE BOARD AUTHORIZE THE PROCUREMENT DIRECTOR TO AWARD A CONTRACT TO CONVERGENT TECHNOLOGIES IN THE AMOUNT MENTIONED FOR THE PHASE ONE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CCTV EFFORT AND APPROVE ANY NECESSARY CHANGE ORDERS.

THANK YOU, MR. CARSON.

BOARD MEMBERS MAY I HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE MEMO 53-21, AS PRESENTED.

SO MOVED.

IS THERE A SECOND.

SECOND.

BOARD MEMBERS, IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? I ACTUALLY JUST HAD A QUESTION, MR. CARSON, AND MAYBE YOU WOULD JUST KNOW THIS OFF THE TOP OF YOUR HEAD, HOW MANY SCHOOLS DO WE HAVE REMAINING THAT ARE STILL IN NEED OF AN UPGRADE FOR CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION, YOU KNOW, ROUGHLY, I WOULD SAY ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.

YES, ELEMENTARY.

OK, THAT WOULD BE ON THE ORDER OF ROUGHLY 15 MORE.

OK.

THANK YOU.

THERE'S BEEN A MOTION AND A SECOND, MR. CLERK, PLEASE CALL ROLL ON THE MOTION.

DOT HEFFRON.

AYE.

DEBBIE BAILEY.

AYE.

KATHRYN HAINES.

AYE.

ANN COKER.

[2. Memo #054-21: Five Roof Bundle (Chalkley ES, Falling Creek ES, Matoaca MS, Meadowbrook HS, TDHS-West)]

AYE.

RYAN HARTER.

AYE.

THE MEMOS APPROVED.

NEXT, WE HAVE MEMO 54-21, MR. CARSON.

THIS MEMO IS FOR THE PROJECT ENTITLED THE FIVE ROOF BUNDLE, CHALKELY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, FALLING CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, MATOACA MIDDLE SCHOOL, MEADOWBROOK HIGH SCHOOL AND THOMAS DALE HIGH SCHOOL WEST.

A FEASIBILITY REPORT FOR ROOF REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT AT FIVE SCHOOL SITES WAS PREPARED BY WILEY AND WILSON IN THE FALL OF 2020 AND DELIVERED TO KEEP US IN EARLY JANUARY OF 21.

THE FIVE SITES MENTIONED ABOVE THE STUDY CONCLUDED AT THE FIVE SITES MENTIONED ABOVE EXCUSE ME SIGNIFICANT ROOF WORK WAS NECESSARY AT EACH PROPERTY TO ADDRESS VARIOUS REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT NEEDS.

THE COST SUMMARY FOR THE REPAIR WORK, SPANNING A REMAINING USEFUL LIFE OF ZERO TO FOUR YEARS, TOTALED APPROXIMATELY SEVEN POINT TWO MILLION DOLLARS.

AGAIN, THIS IS FOR A LIFESPAN OF FOUR YEARS OR LESS AT THE FIVE SITES IN ADVANCE OF THE AWARD OR THE BID AND AWARD OF THIS PROJECT, THE CCPS CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT SECURED TWO TBD PURCHASE ORDERS FOR THIS EFFORT.

TBD PURCHASE ORDERS ARE DEVELOPED IN ADVANCE OF A BID SO AS TO SPEED UP THE OVERALL PROCUREMENT PROCESS.

THERE IS NO FISCAL IMPACT ON THE CCPS CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT AS THESE FUNDS HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY BUDGETED THROUGH VPSA FUNDS FOR THE MATOACA MIDDLE SCHOOL EFFORT TOTALING ONE POINT NINE MILLION AND FIVE POINT ONE MILLION IN THE MAJOR MAINTENANCE RESERVE.

I'M SORRY, THE COUNTY CONSTRUCTION OR THE COUNTY PROCUREMENT DEPARTMENT

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RATHER INTENDS TO ISSUE THIS, SORRY, THIS PROJECT DURING THE MONTH OF MAY WITH BID LATE OR SORRY, BID AWARD LATE DURING THE MONTH OF JUNE.

AT THIS TIME, STAFF RECOMMENDS THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD APPROVE THE CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT TO WORK WITH COUNTY PROCUREMENT TO SOLICIT THAT BID, TAKE BIDS, PERFORM DUE DILIGENCE AND ALLOW THE PROCUREMENT DIRECTOR TO AWARD THIS CONTRACT TO THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE AND RESPONSIBLE BIDDER FOR THIS EFFORT AND AUTHORIZE ANY CHANGE ORDERS REASONABLY GIVEN FOR UP TO TEN PERCENT OF THE BASE CONTRACT.

PER CCPS GUIDELINES.

THANK YOU, MR. CARSON.

BOARD MEMBERS MAY I HAVE MOTION TO APPROVED MEMO 54-21 AS PRESENTED.

SO MOVED.

AND IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND.

BOARD MEMBERS.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION.

MR. CARSON, WHAT IS THE LIFE EXPECTANCY OF THE ROOF LIKE, WHAT ARE WE HOW LONG WILL THESE REPAIRS AND REPLACEMENTS.

EXACTLY.

THESE WOULD ALL BE REPLACED WITH WHAT IS CALLED A WHITE TPO MEMBRANE, WHICH HAS AN AVERAGE USEFUL LIFE OF 15 TO 20 YEARS.

MR. CARSON, YOU SAID THAT THERE WAS ALREADY SEVEN POINT TWO MILLION DOLLARS THAT'S ALLOCATED FOR THIS.

YES, BUT THAT NUMBER COULD CHANGE DEPENDING ON WHAT PROCUREMENT? YES, DEPENDING ON THE BID ENVIRONMENT.

WE DO HAVE RESERVE FUNDS IN MAJOR MAINTENANCE CONTINGENCY SHOULD THE BID GO OVER THE AMOUNT THAT WE'VE IDENTIFIED BASED ON THE STUDY.

THERE'S BEEN A MOTION AND A SECOND, MR. CLERK, WOULD YOU PLEASE CALL ROLL ON THE MOTION.

DOT HEFFRON.

AYE.

DEBBIE BAILEY.

AYE.

KATHRYN HAINES.

AYE.

ANN COKER.

AYE.

RYAN HARTER.

[3. Memo #055-21: IFB ADMN21000324 Water Source System Replacements]

AYE.

MEMOS APPROVED.

NEXT, WE HAVE MEMMO 55-21, MR. CARSON.

IN KEEPING WITH THE CHESTERFIELD COUNTY SCHOOLS HVAC WATER SOURCE SYSTEM REPLACEMENT PROGRAM.

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PURCHASING SOLICITED AND RECEIVED BIDS ON APRIL 20TH, 2021 FOR THE REPLACEMENT AND UPGRADE OF HEAT PUMPS, COOLING TOWERS AND BOILERS AT SCHOOLS DEEMED TO HAVE THE GREATEST NEED.

THESE ARE CURTIS ELEMENTARY, HOPKINS ELEMENTARY, WEAVER ELEMENTARY AND WELLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.

THREE BIDDERS WERE PRESENT AND THE BIDS WERE READ ALOUD AT THE BID DATE.

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PROCUREMENT HAS ANALYZED THE BIDS AND HAS DEEMED COMFORT SYSTEMS USA MIDATLANTIC AS THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE AND RESPONSIBLE BIDDER AT A PRICE OF SEVEN MILLION SIX HUNDRED NINETY THREE THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR THIS EFFORT.

THERE IS NO FISCAL IMPACT TO THE CCPS CONSTRUCTION DEPARTMENT BUDGET AS THESE FUNDS WERE BOTH PREVIOUSLY ALLOCATED AND FUNDS MINOR AMOUNT OF FUNDS HAVE BEEN SHIFTED FROM THE HVAC CONTINGENCY TOWARD THIS EFFORT.

WE INTEND TO AWARD THIS UPON YOUR APPROVAL AND HAVE THE THE WORK MOBILIZED IN EARLY JUNE.

THANK YOU, MR. CARSON.

BOARD MEMBERS MAY I HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE MEMO 55-21.

SO MOVED.

IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND.

BOARD MEMBERS IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? THERE'S BEEN A MOTION A SECOND, MR. CLERK COULD YOU PLEASE CALL ROLL ON THE MOTION.

DOT HEFFRON.

AYE.

DEBBIE BAILEY.

AYE.

KATHRYN HAINES.

AYE.

ANN COKER.

AYE.

RYAN HARTER.

[4. Memo #056-21: IFB ADMN21000336 Rooftop Unit Replacements, Manchester HS]

AYE.

THE MEMOS APPROVED.

NEXT, WE HAVE MEMO 68-21, ONCE AGAIN, I ONLY GET THREE FOR YOU TODAY, SCOTT WINS.

MEMO 68-21 IS ADJUSTMENTS TO OUR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN.

THIS IS LARGELY A TECHNICAL ADJUSTMENT TO OUR CIP ALLOCATING MONEY TO SUPPORT ACTIVITY IN FISCAL YEAR 2022.

WE HAVE AN AGGRESSIVE BUILD PLAN, AS YOU KNOW, ASSUMING A BOND REFERENDUM OCCURS IN ROUGHLY THE FALL OF 2022.

WHAT WE'RE REQUESTING HERE TODAY IS FIRST FIVE MILLION TO BE ADDED TO THE FY 22 PLAN TO SUPPORT THE ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING WORK AND SITE PLANNING TO SUPPORT THIS EFFORT.

THIS FUNDING ULTIMATELY IS SOURCED FROM ACCUMULATED SAVINGS FROM EXISTING PROJECTS HIGHLIGHTING THE EFFICIENT EXECUTION OF THOSE IN FLIGHT AND RECENTLY COMPLETED PROJECTS.

I KNOW THE BOARD JUST COMMENDED MR.

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CARSON ON THAT.

I WILL DO IT AGAIN HERE.

GREAT JOB ON THAT TO ENABLE MOVES LIKE THIS.

THE SECOND PIECE OF THIS CIP ADJUSTMENT IS NINE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND TO

[5. Memo #059-21: Relocation of Classroom Modular to Tomahawk Creek Middle School]

SUPPORT OUR FOOD SERVICE WORK, SPECIFICALLY THREE NEW WALK INS AT MATOACA, BAILEY BRIDGE AND HENING ELEMENTARY.

THIS WILL NOT IMPACT OPERATING FUNDS EITHER.

THIS IS FUNDED FROM THE FOOD SERVICE FUND BALANCE.

SO AT THIS POINT, I REQUEST YOUR REQUEST AND APPROVAL OF THIS MEMO FOR FULL SCHOOL BOARD APPROVAL AND ULTIMATELY FORWARDING THE RESOLUTION TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS FOR THEIR ULTIMATE APPROVAL AS WELL.

THANK YOU, MR. MEISTER.

BOARD MEMBERS MAY I HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE MEMO 68-21 AS PRESENTED.

SO MOVED.

IS THERE A SECOND.

SECOND.

BOARD MEMBERS IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? MS. HAINES.

I JUST HAVE TO REPEAT IT, NOT EVERYBODY TUNES INTO THE WORK SESSION, AND BECAUSE I HAVE GOTTEN A LOT OF COMMENTS ABOUT WHY ARE WE DEFRAYING THE BOND REFERENDUM, I GUESS FIRST, AS YOU POINTED OUT, THAT ULTIMATELY, IT'S NOT OUR DECISION TO MAKE IT IS THE COUNTY'S.

BUT FROM OUR COUNTY COUNTERPARTS, WE UNDERSTAND THAT DELAYING UNTIL 2022 IS STRATEGIC BECAUSE IT COULD BE COMBINED WITH MEAL STOCKS.

SO THIS IS MY SHOUT OUT TO OUR MEAL TAX SUPPORTERS OUT THERE.

CHESTERFIELD CHAMBER MEMBERS.

REALTORS HAVE OFTEN WEIGHED IN ARGUING FOR EXPANDING OUR INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS.

SO WE WILL BE DOING OUR JOB, WORKING WITH THE COUNTY.

AND WE KNOW THAT OUR CONSTITUENTS WILL WORK HARD TO SUPPORT THE COUNTY AS WE PUT FORTH PLANS TO CONSIDER MEALS TAX WITH A BOND REFERENDUM NEXT YEAR.

THANK YOU, MISS HAINES, ANY OTHER BOARD MEMBERS HAVE ANY COMMENTS? THERE'S BEEN A MOTION AND A SECOND MR. CLERK, PLEASE CALL ROLL ON THE MOTION.

DOT HEFFRON.

AYE.

DEBBIE BAILEY.

AYE.

KATHRYN HAINES.

AYE.

ANN COKER.

AYE.

RYAN HARTER.

AYE.

THE MEMOS APPROVED.

NEXT, WE HAVE MEMO 69-21.

MR. MEISTER.

THANK YOU.

I'LL BREAK FROM TRADITION, AT LEAST FROM THIS MEETING A LITTLE BIT.

WE'LL SPEAK FROM THE SLIDE DECK TO TALK ABOUT THIS PARTICULAR TOPIC.

THIS WILL REFLECT THIS MEMO REFLECTS UPDATES TO OUR CURRENT EXPECTATION FOR FY 22 OPERATING PLAN.

AS I GET INTO THAT, I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO REITERATE ONCE AGAIN, DR.

DAUGHERTY STATED, PRIORITIES FOR THE FY 22 BUDGET WE'RE REALLY TWO THINGS.

FIRST AND FOREMOST, ADDRESSING TEACHER DECOMPRESSION.

[6. Memo #060-21: 2021-22 School Year Learning Model Options]

THIS PLAN THAT WE'RE PUTTING IN FRONT OF YOU, IT TAKES A REALLY MASSIVE FIRST STEP IN THAT DIRECTION.

AND SECOND IS MEETING THE NEEDS OF OUR STAFF AND STUDENTS IN A DIFFERENTIATED WAY.

AND ONCE AGAIN, THIS PROPOSAL, I BELIEVE, SCORES A BIG WIN AND A HUGE STEP FORWARD ON THAT AS WELL.

SO I'M REALLY EXCITED TO SHARE WHAT WILL BE THE REVISED FY 22 BUDGET WITH YOU THIS EVENING.

FIRST OFF, THE IMPORTANT BIGGEST PIECE OF THIS ADJUSTMENT IS ADDITIONAL

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FUNDING FROM THE STATE.

WHEN WE WENT TO YOU WITH THE APPROVAL FOR THE ORIGINAL UPDATES, THE STATE REVENUE WAS UNKNOWN.

SINCE THEN, THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY HAS WEIGHED IN.

AND AS YOU SEE ON THE SLIDE HERE, WE ARE LOOKING AT ABOUT SIXTEEN POINT FIVE MILLION IN ADDITIONAL REVENUE FROM THE STATE, BRINGING OUR TOTAL OPERATING PLAN REVENUE TO SEVEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY ONE POINT THREE MILLION.

THIS REPRESENTS ABOUT A 57 AND A HALF MILLION INCREASE FROM PREVIOUS YEARS.

LET ME JUST PAUSE ON THAT ONE.

FIFTY SEVEN POINT SIX MILLION INCREASE FROM LAST YEAR, JUST A FANTASTIC RESULT OF THIS YEAR'S BUDGET.

YOU CAN SEE WHERE THAT ULTIMATELY IS BEING ALLOCATED THIS YEAR, AT LEAST IN THIS PROPOSED VIEW, 35 MILLION TO COMPENSATION AND DOWN THE LINE.

AND I'LL GET THROUGH EACH OF THESE AS WE GO FORWARD.

ANOTHER BIG ASTERISK, DESPITE A 57 INCREASE, THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE ANY OF THE ADDITIONAL FEDERAL FUNDS, SOME OF WHICH I TALKED ABOUT EARLIER THIS EVENING.

OTHERS I'LL TALK ABOUT NEXT MONTH AS WE TALK ABOUT ESSER 3 SO, ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THAT TO COME.

REALLY QUICKLY FOR THE BOARD'S VIEW.

WHERE IS THE OPERATING REVENUE COMING FROM? YOU CAN SEE THE DIFFERENT PIECES HERE.

I WON'T SPEND MUCH TIME ON THIS SLIDE.

I'LL SPEND IT ON THIS.

WHERE YOU SEE THE BIG INCREASE FROM THE PREVIOUS APPROVED BUDGET FALLS IN TWO CAMPS, MAINLY IN STATE BASIC AID.

YOU CAN SEE ABOUT A 12 MILLION INCREASE THERE AND ABOUT A FOUR POINT SEVEN MILLION INCREASE IN STATE SALES TAX, ALONG WITH A MODEST WHAT I'LL CALL A TECHNICAL ADJUSTMENT TO THE COUNTY, TRANSFER DOWN OF ABOUT SIXTY THOUSAND, ULTIMATELY A SIXTEEN POINT FIVE MILLION INCREASE.

ONE MORE CLICK IN ON STATE REVENUE.

I THINK THE IMPORTANT THING ON THIS SLIDE TO PAY ATTENTION TO IS TWO THINGS.

ONE, THE EIGHT POINT TWO MILLION FOR THE COMPENSATION SUPPLEMENT.

THIS IS REALLY THE TRANSITION FROM THE GOVERNOR'S PROPOSED TWO PERCENT BONUS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY'S ULTIMATELY APPROVED VERSION, WHICH IS A FIVE PERCENT ONGOING SALARY INCREASE.

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THE OTHER BIG ITEM ON THIS PAGE IS THE THREE POINT TWO MILLION.

THAT'S PRIMARILY THE RESULT OF SOME CHANGES IN THE SOQ SPECIFICALLY RELATED TO SPECIALIZED SUPPORT POSITIONS AND LEADING INTO ESSENTIALLY HEALTH AND OTHER LICENSED BEHAVIORAL POSITIONS IN THIS PARTICULAR PROPOSAL.

SO WITH STATE MONEY COME STATE STRINGS, AND I WANT TO REITERATE TO THE BOARD, AS I DID IN THIS AFTERNOON SESSION, WE'RE GOOD ON THE STRINGS AS IT STANDS RIGHT NOW.

THE TWO BIG ONES YOU SEE HERE, ONE, IN ORDER TO RECEIVE THAT STATE'S COMPENSATION ADJUSTMENT, WE WERE REQUIRED TO HAVE AT LEAST A FIVE PERCENT ON AVERAGE INCREASE FOR ESSENTIALLY TEACHERS AND INSTRUCTIONAL SUPPORT.

HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE WE'RE WELL ABOVE THAT.

AND SECOND MAIN STRING, IF YOU WILL, IS THE REVISION TO THE STANDARDS OF QUALITY FOR THOSE THREE SPECIALIZED SUPPORT POSITIONS PER 1000 PER OUR ADM, AS IT CURRENTLY STATES N OW WE NEED ABOUT ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY TWO POSITIONS BASED ON PROJECTED ENROLLMENT.

WE ARE PROJECTED TO BE NORTH OF THAT BASED ON CURRENT UNDERSTANDING OF THE GUIDANCE, ALTHOUGH WE DO AWAIT FINAL STATE GUIDANCE, IT SAYS EARLY MAY.

I THINK WE'RE PRETTY MUCH PAST THAT.

SO WE'LL CALL IT MID-MAY THAT WE EXPECT TO SEE THAT.

BUT I ANTICIPATE NO ISSUES WITH THAT AS FINAL GUIDANCE COMES OUT.

ON THE EXPENDITURE SIDE, SKIP THIS SLIDE, HERE'S WHERE WE'RE SPENDING THAT ADDITIONAL SIXTEEN POINT FIVE MILLION, THE FIRST SIX MILLION, IF YOU RECALL, IN FY 21, WE ALLOCATED ABOUT SIX MILLION IN OUR DISCUSSIONS AROUND COUNSELORS, ESL AND NURSES.

THESE ARE POSITIONS THAT WERE FUNDED THIS CURRENT YEAR THROUGH EMERGENCY OR FEDERAL CARES FUNDING.

WITH THIS ADDITIONAL STATE FUNDING, WE'RE ABLE TO BRING THOSE FOLKS INTO OUR ONGOING OPERATION EXPENSE.

WE MADE A BET IT PAID OFF.

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IT'S NOT WHAT I WANT TO TAKE EVERY YEAR, BUT IT'S A GREAT OPTION THIS YEAR TO SAY, HEY, WE REALLY LEANED INTO THESE COUNSELORS, ESL AND NURSE POSITIONS, AND THEY WILL BE ABLE TO BE FUNDED GOING FORWARD.

THE NEXT CHUNK, ABOUT NINE AND A HALF MILLION FOR COMPENSATION.

THE FIRST PIECE OF THIS IS RELATED TO DECOMPRESSION.

AND THIS ADJUSTMENT REALLY ENSURES TEACHERS RECEIVE COMPENSATION FOR EACH YEAR OF SUCCESSFUL EXPERIENCE.

THE CONSULTANTS PAY STUDY WAS SIZE ULTIMATELY, AND THE IMPACT EMPHASIZED THE IMPACT BASED ON FY 21 EXPERIENCE.

THIS FIVE AND A HALF IS TO ENSURE THAT THE FY 22 STEP IS ALSO INCLUDED IN THE FY 22 BUDGET.

ULTIMATELY, THIS IS REALLY TO PREVENT THE SCALE FROM ESSENTIALLY GETTING REDECOMPRESSED OVER TIME.

IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE BOARD AND THE PUBLIC TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS DOES NOT MEAN A CHANGE TO THE PAY SCALES.

THEY WILL REMAIN, AS WE STATED, AND IT'S REALLY THE ADJUSTMENT TO REFLECT THE SUCCESSFUL FY 21 E EXPERIENCE IN BOTH THE TEACHER'S PAY AS WELL AS OUR BUDGET RECOMMENDATION

[7. Memo #067-21: FY2021 - Acceptance of New Grants]

HERE TODAY.

THIS RESULT I MENTIONED WELL NORTH OF FIVE PERCENT, THIS WILL RESULT IN ABOUT AN EIGHT PERCENT INCREASE ON AVERAGE FOR TEACHERS ACROSS ACROSS THE BOARD.

FOUR POINT ONE MILLION ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION FOR WHAT I'LL CALL FUTURE SALARY CONSIDERATIONS AS WE WAIT FOR FEEDBACK FROM VARIOUS SALARY STUDIES, INCLUDING PHASE TWO AND THREE, AS WELL AS THE ADDITIONAL STUDY THAT THE COUNTY HAS PUT FORWARD FOR OTHER POSITIONS AS WELL, QUITE FRANKLY, FOR POTENTIALLY OPPORTUNITY FOR COST OF LIVING ADJUSTMENTS.

AND OTHER MARKET COMPETITIVE FORCES NOT AT A POINT TO COMMIT TO WHAT THAT WILL USE FOR AT THIS POINT.

LASTLY, LESS THAN ONE MILLION FOR OTHER ENHANCEMENTS.

MOST OF THESE WERE REFLECTED IN THE ORIGINAL BUDGET REQUEST AS FUNDING ITEMS THAT WERE NOT ACHIEVED.

YOU CAN SEE SOME STAFFING UPDATES FOR VARIOUS POSITIONS HERE, AS WELL AS FUNDING FOR THE STUDENT EMAIL THE GAGGLE TO SUPPORT STUDENT EMAIL, WHICH I'M EXCITED ABOUT, AND SOME MODEST INCREASE IN CODERVA TUITION AS WELL.

SO WITH THAT AS A PREAMBLE, WHAT YOU SEE HERE ULTIMATELY IN THIS FY 22 ADOPTED FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION, REFLECTS NOT JUST THE OPERATING CHANGES PROPOSED TODAY, BUT SOME MINOR ADJUSTMENTS WITHIN FOOD SERVICE AND ARE JUST SORRY, GRANTS REMAINS THE SAME AS YOU SEE HERE, ULTIMATELY LOOKING FOR THE BOARD TO CONSIDER IN THE MEMO IN FRONT OF YOU.

ULTIMATELY, THE 828 MILLION DOLLARS AS APPROPRIATED IN WHAT IS APPENDIX A IN YOUR MEMO.

SO WITH THAT, I WILL PAUSE FOR QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS MR. CHAIR.

THANK YOU, MR. MEISTER, BOARD MEMBERS MAY I HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE MEMO 69-21 AS PRESENTED.

SO MOVED.

IS THERE A SECOND.

SECOND.

BOARD MEMBERS.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? MS. HAINES.

THIS IS MORE, I GUESS, FOR THINKING FOR ESSER 3, BECAUSE I KNOW THAT WE'RE NOT VOTING ON IT TONIGHT, BUT WE'VE IT'S BEEN MENTIONED AND IT'S MAYBE A LITTLE KNOWN FACT, MAYBE PEOPLE KNOW HERE, BUT THAT DECODING DYSLEXIA OF VIRGINIA, THE LEADERS AND MANY OF THE ADVOCATES COME FOR THE MIDLOTHIAN DISTRICT AND THEY'RE KNOWN FOR THEIR BIPARTISAN WORK AT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

AND THEY HAVE I THINK I'VE GOTTEN A PASS BECAUSE IT'S BEEN COVID, BUT NOW WE'RE STARTING TO PIVOT.

AND THEY HAVE REMINDED ME THAT WITH ESSER FUNDS, THE SCIENCE OF READING APPROACH IS AN EVIDENCE BASED METHOD FOR CLOSING ACHIEVEMENT GAPS.

AND I BELIEVE DR POPE, IN A PREVIOUS SCHOOL BOARD MEETING A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO, I ASKED WHAT WOULD BE THE COST TO PIVOT MORE AGGRESSIVELY TO A SCIENCE OF READING APPROACH? AND I THINK SHE THREW OUT SIX HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS.

SO I'M JUST THROWING THAT OUT THAT THAT WAS REMEMBERED.

SO I'M GOING TO HEAR FROM OUR SCIENCE OF READING FOLKS.

I JUST LIKE TO KEEP THAT IN MIND IS A GREAT WAY TO USE FUNDS TO CLOSE GAPS.

SO OBVIOUSLY WE'RE NOT HERE TO TALK ABOUT ESSER 3 SPECIFICALLY.

BUT I WILL HIGHLIGHT IN OUR CURRENT DRAFT PROPOSAL FOR ESSER 3 FUNDING, THERE ARE DOLLARS SET ASIDE FOR LITERACY.

I'LL NEED TO DEFER ULTIMATELY TO DR.

POPE ON HOW BEST TO ALLOCATE THOSE FUNDS AND WITH THE BOARD, OBVIOUSLY APPROVAL.

THANK YOU FOR POINTING OUT THAT WE HAVE FUNDS SET ASIDE FOR LITERACY.

ANY OTHER BOARD MEMBERS HAVE DISCUSSION? OK, THERE'S BEEN A MOTION AND A SECOND, MR. CLERK PLEASE CALL ROLL ON THE MOTION.

DOT HEFFRON.

[8. Memo #068-21: Approval of the School Board’s FY2022-26 Revised Capital Improvement Plan]

AYE.

DEBBIE BAILEY.

AYE.

KATHRYN HAINES.

AYE.

ANN COKER.

AYE.

RYAN HARTER.

AYE.

THE MEMO IS APPROVED.

NEXT, WE HAVE MEMMO 71-21.

MR. SMITH.

MR. CHAIRMAN, BOARD MEMBERS DR.

DAUGHERTY, VIRGINIA GOVERNOR RALPH NORTHAM SIGNED LEGISLATION ON OCTOBER 13, 2020 WITH AN EFFECTIVE DATE OF MARCH 1, 2021 TO RECOGNIZE THE 19TH DAY OF JUNE OF EACH YEAR, ALSO KNOWN AS JUNETEENTH, AS A LEGAL HOLIDAY IN THE COMMONWEALTH.

AS JUNETEENTH OCCURS ON SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 2021, STATE LAW PROVIDES AND THE SCHOOL DIVISION GENERALLY FOLLOWS THAT WHENEVER A LEGAL HOLIDAY FALLS ON A SATURDAY, THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 18, 2021 NEXT PROCEEDING SUCH DAY SHALL BE A LEGAL HOLIDAY.

THE ADOPTED CCPS 2021 CALENDAR REFLECTS JUNE 18TH, 2021 AS A THREE HOUR EARLY RELEASE SLASH TEACHER WORK DAY.

THE RECOMMENDED ACTION IS AS FOLLOWS AND RECOGNITION OF JUNETEENTH ON SATURDAY, JUNE 19, 2021 IT IS RECOMMENDED THE SCHOOL BOARD CHANGED JUNE 18, 2021 FROM A THREE HOUR EARLY RELEASE TEACHER WORKDAY TO A STUDENT STAFF HOLIDAY.

THANK YOU, MR. SMITH.

BOARD MEMBERS, MAY I HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE MEMO 71-21 AS PRESENTED? SO MOVED.

IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND.

BOARD MEMBERS IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION ON THIS MEMO? THERE'S BEEN A MOTION AND A SECOND, MR. CLERK, PLEASE CALL ROLL ON THE MOTION.

DOT HEFFRON.

AYE.

DEBBIE BAILEY.

AYE.

KATHRYN HAINES.

AYE.

ANN COKER.

AYE.

RYAN HARTER.

AYE.

THE MEMOS APPROVED.

NEXT, WE HAVE THIS EVENING'S DISCUSSION AGENDA.

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MR. SMITH.

MR. CHAIRMAN, BOARD MEMBERS, DR. DAUGHERTY MEMORANDUM 057-21 AS A RESULT OF THIS

[9. Memo #069-21: Adoption of the School Board’s Revised FY2022 Financial Plan]

MEETING ON APRIL 29, 2021, THE POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS NEW POLICIES AND REVISIONS TO CURRENT POLICY AND REGULATIONS AS FOLLOWS.

NUMBER ONE REVISIONS THE POLICY 1092 REVISED AGENDA PREPARATION, DISSEMINATION AND ORDER.

TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS HAVE BEEN MADE.

REVISIONS OF POLICY 3013 REVISED FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION OR FLE.

THE REVISIONS ARE MADE TO CONSISTENT HOUSE BILL 1394 REVISIONS OF POLICY 5410-R LEAVE WITHOUT PAY FOR FAMILY MEDICAL PURPOSES MINOR EDITS MADE TO THAT POLICY.

AN ADDITIONAL REVIEW WAS DONE TO POLICY 5410 LEAVE WITHOUT PAY FOR MEDICAL FOR

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FAMILY MEDICAL PURPOSE.

THAT WAS REVIEWED WITH NO CHANGES.

REVISIONS OF POLICY 6137 REVISED PARENTAL RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITY CLARIFYING CHANGES HAVE BEEN MADE IT THAT POLICY.

IN ADDITION, THERE'S A NUMBER OF POLICIES THAT HAVE BEEN REVISED CONSISTENT WITH SENATE BILL 579.

MOST PROVISIONS HAVE MADE CONSISTENT WITH SOME OF THE LEGAL CHANGES THAT WERE MADE WITH REGARD TO THE SEX OFFENDER AND CRIMES AGAINST MINORS REGISTRY NOTIFICATION.

YOU'LL NOTICE IN THE PACKET THAT THERE ARE A NUMBER OF POLICY REVISIONS DONE LARGELY, WHICH ARE JUST LEGAL REFERENCES ADOPTING THAT CHANGE AND TECHNICAL REVISIONS.

THOSE ARE AS FOLLOWS.

[10. Memo #071-21: Juneteenth Legal Holiday as Related to the Approved CCPS 2020-21 Calendar]

LEGAL REVISIONS HAVE BEEN DONE FOR POLICY 1020 DUTIES AND POWERS.

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POLICY 3070 VOLUNTEERS.

POLICY 5460 REVISED EFFECTIVE CRIMINAL CONVICTION OR FOUND A COMPLAINT OF CHILD ABUSE OR NEGLECT.

POLICY 6013 REVISED COMMERCIAL PROMOTIONAL AND CORPORATE SPONSORSHIPS AND PARTNERSHIPS.

POLICY 6144 SERVICE ANIMALS IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

POLICY 7150 REVISED PROCUREMENT.

AND POLICY 7160 REVISED TWO OTHER REVISIONS HAVE BEEN MADE WITH REGARD TO POLICY 6133.

THAT'S THE LARGER POLICY REVISION, WHICH IS A SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY NOTIFICATION THAT INCLUDES THE LEGAL REFERENCES AS WELL AS THE CHANGES TO THE TIERS WITH REGARD TO THE SEX OFFENDER REGISTRY, I WOULD NOTE THAT OBVIOUSLY WE'VE BEEN IN CONTACT DIRECTLY WITH OUR SCHOOL SAFETY AND SECURITY OFFICER TO DISCUSS OBVIOUSLY THESE REVISIONS GOING FORWARD, CONSISTENT WITH THE LAW AND WITH OUR WORK WITH THE CHESTER COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT.

THE LAST ONE, AND THIS IS A REVISION OF THE POLICY 6141 REVISED VISITORS.

MINOR REVISION WAS MADE, INCLUDING THE LEGAL REFERENCES.

THE PROPOSED CHANGES HAVE BEEN REVIEWED BY THE SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY.

SECOND READING AND FINAL SCHOOL BOARD ADOPTION FOR THE ABOVE NAMED POLICIES IS SCHEDULED FOR THE NEXT REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING IF APPROVED, THE NEW POLICIES AND REVISIONS, CURRENT POLICIES, REGULATIONS WOULD BECOME EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

THANK YOU, MR. SMITH.

BOARD MEMBERS, IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? MS. HEFFRON.

I WOULD JUST LIKE TO THANK YOU, MR. SMITH, AT THE POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE THAT WAS WHAT YOU JUST PRESENTED WAS EASILY TWO PAGES OF JUST AGENDA.

IT WAS IT WAS A LOT.

BUT THANK YOU FOR YOUR WORK ON THAT.

AND I KNOW THAT IT'S TEDIOUS WORK, BUT, YOU KNOW, WE APPRECIATE IT.

[F. Discussion Agenda]

THANK YOU.

I APPRECIATE THE REVIEW BY THE COMMITTEE, INCLUDING YOURSELF MS. HAINES.

MS. HAINES.

I'M REALLY JUST AS A POINT OF EDUCATION FOR THE PUBLIC, BECAUSE 1020 SCHOOL BOARD DUTIES AND POWERS IS WAS UP FOR REVIEW, SOMETIMES CONSTITUENTS ASK ME WHY SCHOOLS, SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS, SCHOOL STAFF DO A LOT OF ADVOCACY.

AND I ALWAYS SAY THERE'S A REASON RIGHT THERE.

NUMBER 13 SCHOOL BOARD DUTIES AND POWERS IS TO OBTAIN ADEQUATE FUNDING FOR SCHOOL PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES.

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SO I CERTAINLY INTERPRET THAT AS SINCE WE DO NOT HAVE TAXING AUTHORITY, WE USE OUR ADVOCACY IN EDUCATION IN ORDER TO OBTAIN THAT FUNDING.

SO I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER COMMENTS ON THAT, BUT I THOUGHT IT WAS GOOD TO LET THE PUBLIC SEE THAT.

I THINK OF THAT THAT'S ALSO CONSISTENT REFLECTION OF, OBVIOUSLY, YOUR ELECTION AS A REPRESENTATIVE AS WELL SO.

THANK YOU.

NEXT, WE HAVE ITEMS FOR BOARD REVIEW.

[G. Items for Board Review]

MR. CLERK, MR. CHAIR, TONIGHT'S AGENDA INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING ITEMS FOR THE BOARD'S REVIEW, MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT IMPROVEMENT FUNDS FOR FY 2021, FY 2021 MARCH EXPENDITURES VERSUS APPROPRIATIONS, BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS AND THE PRE-K UPDATE FOR MARCH 2021.

THANK YOU, MR. CLERK.

NEXT, WE HAVE PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON AGENDA ITEMS.

[H. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items]

FOR THIS MEETING, CITIZENS WERE GIVEN THE OPTION OF SUBMITTING THEIR COMMENTS ONLINE OR IN PERSON.

THE BOARD RECEIVED 15 ONLINE COMMENTS, COMMENTS SUBMITTED VIA THE ONLINE FORUM WERE SENT TO THE BOARD PRIOR TO THE START OF TONIGHT'S MEETING AND POSTED ON THE BOARD DOC SITE.

AND THEY WILL BE INCLUDED AS A FULL ADDENDUM TO THE MEETING MINUTES.

MR. CLERK, WOULD YOU PLEASE ANNOUNCE THIS EVENING'S IN-PERSON SPEAKERS ON NON AGENDA ITEMS? MR. CHAIR, WE HAVE THREE SPEAKERS FOR NON ITEMS THIS EVENING.

THEY ARE DR. JAMES FEDDERMAN, CAROLYN FERRARO AND SONIA SMITH.

EACH SPEAKER WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES TO ADDRESS THE BOARD.

THERE'S A TIMER SET UP ON TOP OF THE PODIUM THAT WILL TURN GREEN WHEN YOU BEGIN SPEAKING YELLOW WHEN YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS REMAINING AND RED WHEN YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED.

SPEAKERS MUST WEAR THEIR MASKS AT ALL TIMES.

AND WE INSIST THAT SPEAKERS REFRAIN FROM TOUCHING THE MICROPHONES.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO GIVE YOUR NAME AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR COMMENTS, DR.

FEDDERMAN.

GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS DR. FEDDERMAN AND I AM A TEACHER AND CURRENTLY SERVING AS THE PRESIDENT OF THE VIRGINIA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION.

IN MY LIFETIME AND IN YOUR LIFETIME, TOO, THERE HAS NEVER BEEN AS LARGE OF A DISRUPTIVE FORCE IN AMERICAN EDUCATION, AS THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.

WITHIN DAYS OF THIS UNKNOWN GLOBAL HEALTH THREAT HITTING VIRGINIA, OUR PUBLIC EDUCATORS HAD TO VIRTUALLY INVENT A NEW SYSTEM TO DELIVER EDUCATION TO THE STUDENTS HERE IN CHESTERFIELD AND ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH.

AND GUESS WHAT? WE DID IT.

WHILE DOCTORS AND NURSES WERE RISKING THEIR LIVES AS A DEDICATED DAY AFTER DAY TO THEIR PATIENTS, OUR TEACHERS AND SCHOOL SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS SCRAMBLED TO DELIVER LESSONS VIRTUALLY AND TO DELIVER FOOD AND OTHER ESSENTIAL SERVICES TO CHILDREN.

I WANT TO LET THAT SINK IN.

WHILE OUR NATION BATTLED A VIRUS THAT KILLED FIVE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY ONE THOUSAND AMERICANS AND SICKENED 32 MILLION, EDUCATORS IN CHESTERFIELD RALLIED TO OFFER THE VERY BEST INSTRUCTION THAT COULD BE DELIVERED SAFELY TO KEEP THE FLAME OF LEARNING BURNING BRIGHT.

THEY ARE FRONTLINE WORKERS.

THEY ARE LOCAL HEROES, AND THEY CERTAINLY SHOULD BE TREATED WITH THE UTMOST RESPECT, DIGNITY AND PROFESSIONALISM.

NO ONE WHO ROSE TO THIS INCREDIBLE CHALLENGE OVER THE PAST YEAR SHOULD BE TREATED AS A SCAPEGOAT.

EVERY CHILD DESERVES A CHAMPION QUALIFIED AND A COMMITTED TEACHER, JUST LIKE THOSE THAT ARE HERE IN CHESTERFIELD COUNTY.

BECAUSE OF COVID-19, WE SHOULD BE HAVING CONVERSATIONS ABOUT RECRUITING AND RETAINING OUR BEST AND BRIGHTEST, NOT NON RENEWALS.

YOU HAVE AN OUTSTANDING STAFF HERE IN CHESTERFIELD AND EVERY ONE OF THEM DESERVES THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEMONSTRATE THEIR SKILLS AS WE TRANSITION BACK TO A MORE NORMAL SCHOOL YEAR AND TO GROW WITH ADDITIONAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AS THEY CONTINUE TO INVEST IN THE CAREER THEY HAVE CHOSEN.

OUR CHILDREN AND OUR EDUCATORS ARE LIKE CREDIT CARDS.

WE CAN PAY NOW OR PAY LATER.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR TIME.

MY NAME IS DR.

FEDDERMAN, THE PRESIDENT OF THE VIRGINIA EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, AND I APPROVE THIS MESSAGE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, DR. FEDDERMAN.

CAROLYN FERRARO.

GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS CAROLYN FERRARO AND I'M FROM THE MATOACA DISTRICT.

I HAVE READ THE VDOES ED EQUITY ROADMAP, THEIR MATH PATHWAY AND THE PROPOSED SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING STANDARDS.

I HAVE SEEN AND HEARD ABOUT CURRENT TEACHER TRAININGS AND INCIDENTS AT A FEW SCHOOLS.

I HAVE READ THE MIRROR ME PLAN.

IT CAUSES ME GREAT CONCERN THAT PUBLIC EDUCATION IS HEADING DOWN A DIVISIVE ROAD.

I WANT TO SHARE MY LIVED EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE.

I WAS BORN IN 1977 AND COMPARISON TO TODAY, NOT LONG AFTER THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT AND GREW UP IN RURAL SOUTHERN VIRGINIA, RAISED BY A SINGLE MOTHER.

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MY SECOND AND THIRD GRADE TEACHERS BOTH HAD DARKER SKIN THAN ME.

DURING RECESS, ALL THE GIRLS WOULD SING WHITNEY HOUSTON SONGS WITH THEM BELTING OUT OF TUNE PF COURSE, I BELIEVE THE CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE.

FOURTH, FIFTH, SIXTH AND SEVENTH GRADE.

I HAD AT LEAST ONE TEACHER WITH DARKER SKIN THAN ME.

MY SEVENTH GRADE TEACHER HAD US MEMORIZE A PORTION OF MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.'S FAMOUS SPEECH AND RECITED IT IN FRONT OF THE CLASS.

MRS. HURST WAS ONE OF MY FAVORITE TEACHERS.

MY EIGHTH GRADE ALGEBRA TEACHER, NINTH GRADE EARTH SCIENCE AND INTRO TO BUSINESS TEACHERS, 10TH GRADE BIOLOGY AND KEYBOARDING ELEVENTH GRADE HEALTH AND ADVANCED MATH AND TWELFTH GRADE PHYSICS AND CALCULUS TEACHERS ALL HAD DARKER SKIN THAN ME.

THEY WERE ALL AMAZING.

AND THE FACT MY TEACHERS AND I HAD DIFFERENT PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS DID NOT MATTER.

THEY WERE MY TEACHERS AND HELPED FOSTER MY SUCCESS.

MY LIVED EXPERIENCE GOES AGAINST SEVERAL THINGS I HAVE READ RECENTLY FROM THE VDOE AND CCPS'S MIRROR ME INITIATIVE.

I'M NOT SURE WHAT HAS HAPPENED SINCE 1995 WITH THE TEACHER POPULATION, BUT IF YOU DIVE INTO THE WHY, I BET YOU WOULD DISCOVER IT IS NOT BASED ON PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS, BUT THE RED TAPE AND EXTRA WORK TEACHERS HAVE TO DEAL WITH TODAY.

TEACHERS HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME IN 2021 DOING WHAT THEY ARE CALLED TO DO.

TEACH THE BASICS MATH, READING, SCIENCE, ETC..

PUBLIC EDUCATION IS REPRESENTATIVE OF THE MELTING POT OF AMERICA I LEARNED ABOUT DURING MY PUBLIC EDUCATION CAREER.

AN AMERICA, WHERE WE LOVE, RESPECT AND APPRECIATE EACH OTHER BASED ON CONTENT OF CHARACTER, NOT COLOR OF SKIN.

WHAT IS BEING DISCUSSED AT THE VDOE AND RECENT CCPS TRAININGS IS FOCUSING ON ONE PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTIC JUST ONE.

AND WE'LL TEACH OUR CHILDREN ANYTHING BUT MARTIN LUTHER KING JUNIOR'S DREAM.

WE WERE ALL CREATED DIFFERENTLY AND THEREFORE WILL LEARN, THINK AND CHOOSE DIFFERENTLY.

WE WERE BORN WITH EQUAL RIGHTS AND ARE ENTITLED TO EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TO HELP US LEARN, THINK AND CHOOSE THE RIGHT PATH FOR OUR SUCCESS.

NOT ONE PERSON IS BETTER THAN THE OTHER, AND AN EDUCATION SYSTEM THAT TEACHES OTHERWISE IS CREATING DIVISION AND NOT UNITY.

IT IS.

IF IT IS YOUR SLOGAN ALL MEANS ALL, THEN STAND BY IT AND TEACH OUR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS HOW TO COME TOGETHER AND NOT LOOK AT PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS BUT CONTENT OF CHARACTER.

I STAND BEFORE YOU AS ONE OF WHITNEY'S CHILDREN OF THE FUTURE, CALLING ON YOU TO BE A LEADER OF UNITY AND NOT A FOLLOWER OF DIVISION TO ENCOURAGE OUR CHILDREN TO STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE FOR THE BEGINNING OF THEIR EDUCATIONAL CAREERS AND TO PUSH BACK ON THE VDOE.

IT'S TIME FOR CHESTERFIELD TO GET BACK TO BASICS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU MS. FERRARO.

SONIA SMITH.

GOOD EVENING AGAIN, CHAIRMAN HARTER, DR.

DAUGHERTY AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

MY NAME IS SONIA SMITH.

AND ON BEHALF OF THE CHESTERFIELD EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, I BRING YOU GREETINGS ONCE AGAIN.

I'M ALSO A PARENT AND RESIDENT OF THE BERMUDA DISTRICT.

AS WE BEGIN EITHER THE 15TH OR 16TH MONTH OF THIS PANDEMIC, I'M NOT SURE WHICH WE KNOW THAT OUR WORLD IS INDEED IMPERFECT.

WE HAVE PROVIDED GRACE, FLEXIBILITY AND FORGIVENESS TO AND FOR OUR YOUNG SCHOLARS AS WE WORK TO RECLAIM THOSE WHO HAVE EITHER MOVED, NOT LOGGED IN OR HAVE GHOSTED SCHOOL ALTOGETHER.

I HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION THIS EVENING.

AS YOU ALL CONSIDER FUTURE RECOMMENDED PERSONNEL ACTIONS FOR NEXT MONTH'S MEETING, WHERE IS THE GRACE, FLEXIBILITY AND FORGIVENESS TO AND FOR THOSE WHO ARE CURRENTLY EMPLOYED BY YOUR SCHOOL DIVISION? HOW CAN WE EXPECT PERFECTION IN AN IMPERFECT WORLD? THERE ARE SO MANY OUTLYING FACTORS THAT HAVE CREATED THE PERFECT STORM OF DISRUPTION, AND WITH THAT WE MUST PROVIDE SPACE FOR GRACE AND CONSIDER THAT ALL OF YOUR EMPLOYEES ARE INDEED HUMAN, HAVE FEELINGS AND SOMETIMES HAVE AN IMPERFECT MOMENT OR TWO.

SO WHY IN THE MIDDLE OF A GLOBAL HEALTH PANDEMIC DURING A NATIONWIDE TEACHER SHORTAGE, ARE WE LETTING ANYONE GO? WE CANNOT AFFORD TO LOSE ANY EMPLOYEE.

IS THERE A WAY TO SUPPORT THROUGH CORRECTIVE MEASURES AND MENTORING TO REASSIGN TO A NEW PLACE IN A NEW WORKSITE OR ALLOW ONE TO TRANSFER IN AN EFFORT TO RETAIN THOSE WHO ARE INDEED CERTIFIED, KNOWLEDGEABLE AND STILL WILLING TO EDUCATE OUR YOUNGEST CITIZENS IN THIS IMPERFECT WORLD? IN YOUR RESOLUTION THAT WAS PASSED BACK IN JUNE OF 2020 THERE IS A PHRASE THAT THAT STATES OUR SCHOOL DIVISION CAN AND WILL BE A SANCTUARY OF SAFETY IN OUR COMMUNITY.

MY POINT IS THIS RETENTION IS EQUAL TO THE FEELING OF SECURITY AND THEREFORE SAFETY.

EMPLOYEES ARE NOT AT THEIR BEST WHEN THEY DON'T FEEL SUPPORTED.

WHEN A COMPLAINT COMES TO YOU FROM THE COMMUNITY, DON'T THROW THE EMPLOYEE OUT WITH THE BATHWATER.

TAKE CORRECTIVE STEPS AND LISTEN FOR THESE CUES THAT SPEAK TO THIS IMPERFECT ENVIRONMENT.

AT THIS POINT, MANY OF YOUR EMPLOYEES ARE STILL OVERWHELMED AND ARE WORKING ON FUMES.

ADMINISTRATORS, TEACHERS, SUPPORT STAFF, TRANSPORTATION, OFFICE ADMIN ASSISTANCES.

THE LIST GOES ON.

WHEN THE WORLD OPENS UP AGAIN AND WE LOOK BACK ON THE SCHOOL YEAR HOW DO YOU

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WANT YOUR LEGACY AS A SCHOOL BOARD TO BE WRITTEN? WAS THERE MERCY, GRACE AND FLEXIBILITY, OR DID YOU EXPECT PERFECTION IN THIS IMPERFECT WORLD? AGAIN, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU, MISS SMITH.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR.

THAT CONCLUDES THIS EVENING'S PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON AGENDA ITEMS. THANK YOU, MR. CLERK.

WE HAVE THIS EVENING SUPERINTENDENT'S REMARKS.

[I. Superintendent's Remarks]

DR. DAUGHERTY.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR AND BOARD MEMBERS.

JUST A COUPLE OF REMARKS.

ONE WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT GRADUATION'S BEING ON OUR STADIUMS, OUR PRINCIPALS AND THEIR STAFF ARE I CAN TELL YOU, WORKING EXTREMELY HARD, THE ENTIRE STAFFS OF HIGH SCHOOLS TO MAKE SURE THAT THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY.

THEY DID SUCH A GOOD JOB LAST YEAR.

AND I THINK THAT EVERY ONE INDIVIDUAL GRADUATIONS AGAIN.

BUT I THINK WE'LL STICK WITH THE STADIUMS. SO WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THAT OPPORTUNITY.

AND I KNOW THAT TODAY WE HAD A CHANCE TO GO SEVERAL BOARD MEMBERS, AS MANY SCHOOLS THINK WE HAD 10, 10 OR 11 TODAY.

AND I JUST WANT SAY THE EXCITEMENT IN THE BUILDINGS WITH THE STUDENTS AND THE GREAT THINGS THE STAFF ARE DOING IN THE BUILDINGS, WE SHOULD NEVER FORGET THE TALENT THAT WE HAVE IN CHESTERFIELD COUNTY AND THE THE WONDERFUL THINGS THAT ARE OCCURRING EACH DAY IN OUR SCHOOLS.

THAT'S EXCITING.

I KNOW WE'RE WINDING DOWN THIS SCHOOL YEAR, AND AS WE'VE TALKED TO EVERYONE, THE STRENGTH OF NEXT YEAR'S SCHOOL YEAR IS HOW WE FINISH STRONG THIS SCHOOL YEAR.

SO WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT HOW WE'RE GOING TO FINISH STRONG BY THE 17TH OF JUNE.

WE'RE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT SUMMER SCHOOL AND WE ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO SIGN UP TO COME TO SUMMER SCHOOL.

WE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THAT OPPORTUNITY TO HELP STUDENTS AND REALLY HAVING ENRICHMENT PROGRAMS IN THE AFTERNOON FOR MANY OF OUR STUDENTS.

SO WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THAT.

AND I KNOW THAT MANY OF OUR STAFFS ARE REALLY EXCITED ABOUT WHAT 21-22 LOOKS LIKE AS WE START IN AUGUST 23RD.

SO WE'RE EXCITED.

WE ARE ENERGETIC.

AND IF I JUST AS MUCH AS YOU'RE OUT AND ABOUT, DON'T FORGET JUST TO SEE THE SMILES ON THE STUDENT FACES AND THE AND TO THANK THE STAFF FOR THE OUTSTANDING JOB THEY'RE DOING.

MR. CHAIRMAN, THANK YOU FOR THIS TIME.

THANK YOU, DR. DAUGHERTY.

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS, ARE THERE ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS OR COMMENTS?

[J. Announcements, Communications, and School Board Comments]

MISS HAINES.

MR. CHAIRMAN, I WOULD LIKE THE BOARD TO RECEIVE, AS PART OF ITS AUGUST 11TH WORK SESSION, A PRESENTATION FROM STAFF ON INNOVATIVE WAYS TO ENCOURAGE INCREASED RECESS AND OR OUTDOOR ACTIVITY TIME AT ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.

THANK YOU, MS. HAINES.

IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE BOARD'S GOVERNANCE HANDBOOK ADOPTED IN JANUARY, I'LL WORK WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT AND HIS TEAM TO DEVELOP A PRESENTATION AND PLACE THE MATTER ON THE AUGUST 11TH WORK SESSION AGENDA.

BOARD MEMBERS ARE THERE ANY OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS OR COMMENTS? THE SCHOOL BOARD WILL HOLD A WORK SESSION AT 4:00 P.M.

ON JUNE 1ST, 2021.

IT WILL BE FOLLOWED BY A BUSINESS MEETING AT 6:30 PM.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE JUNE ONE DATE IS A CHANGE FROM THE CALENDAR ADOPTED BY THE SCHOOL BOARD BACK IN JANUARY.

THE BOARD TOOK ACTION EARLIER TONIGHT TO MOVE ITS JUNE MEETING TO THE 1ST, SO NOT TO CONFLICT WITH THE GRADUATION WEEK.

IF THERE'S NO FURTHER BUSINESS, WE NEED A MOTION TO ADJOURN.

SO MOVED.

MR. CLERK, WOULD YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON THE MOTION.

DOT HEFFRON.

AYE.

DEBBIE BAILEY.

AYE.

KATHRYN HAINES.

AYE.

ANN COKER.

AYE.

RYAN HARTER.

AYE.

THE MOTION CARRIES MAY 11TH, 2021 SCHOOL BOARD BUSINESS MEETING IS ADJOURNED.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.