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GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

[A. Meeting Opening - 6:30 p.m.]

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I'D LIKE TO CALL THE JUNE 1ST, 2021 SCHOOL BOARD BUSINESS MEETING TO ORDER.

FIRST UP IS GOING TO BE OUR INVOCATION.

MS. HEFFRON.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR.

I HAVE A FEW WORDS AND THEN I'D LIKE TO INVITE US TO HAVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE.

EXCUSE ME.

PRESENT, TO SERVE WITH EXCELLENCE AND TO BE A FORCE OF LOVE.

THANK YOU.

FLAG SALUTE MS. BAILEY.

AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

BEFORE WE MOVE AHEAD.

MR. SMITH, DID YOU WANT TO COME UP AND KIND OF GIVE THE THE GROUND RULES THAT JUST CHANGED WITHIN THE LAST HOUR ON US.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN, BOARD MEMBERS AND DR.

DAUGHERTY.

JUST A COUPLE OF QUICK UPDATES I'M GOING TO REMOVE MY MASK FOR A SECOND AND EXPLAIN THAT TOO.

AS WITH ANYTHING ELSE WE KNOW OUR SCHOOL WE'RE CONSTANTLY ADAPTING TO THE CHANGES WITH THE THE FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL GUIDANCE REGARDING COVID.

FOR TONIGHT.

OBVIOUSLY, WE'RE VERY EXCITED TO SEE WHAT WE HAVEN'T SEEN IN A LONG TIME.

QUITE FRANKLY, IS A PACKED MEETING ROOM, WE'RE EXCITED TO SEE THE CITIZENS AND STAFF AND FAMILIES BE HERE TONIGHT.

A COUPLE OF THINGS FOR THE PUBLIC MEETING ROOM.

THE RISK MANAGEMENT HERE IS OUR PARTNERS OF THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT HAVE SHARED WITH US A COUPLE OF THINGS FOR THIS ROOM.

FIRST OF ALL, FULLY VACCINATED CITIZENS WILL NO LONGER HAVE TO WEAR A FACIAL COVER OR MASK WHEN ATTENDING A PUBLIC MEETING IN A PUBLIC MEETING ROOM OR IN A COUNTY GOVERNMENT BUILDING.

THE SECOND PIECE IS UNVACCINATED CITIZENS AND STUDENTS AGE FIVE OR OLDER ARE STILL REQUIRED TO WEAR FACIAL COVERING MASK AND SPATIALLY DISTANCE FROM OTHERS WHEN THE SO YOU CAN SEE THAT THEY'VE ADJUSTED THE MAXIMUM ROOM OCCUPANCY.

AND CERTAINLY WITH SO WITH THAT, WE ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO CONTINUE TO WEAR THEIR MASK IF THEY FEEL THEY WOULD LIKE TO DO SO.

ONE SPECIFIC THING TO KEEP IN MIND, THOUGH, IS FOR COUNTY AND SCHOOL EMPLOYEES, WE'RE STILL UNDERNEATH THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF LABOR STANDARDS, AND THAT STILL DOES REQUIRE US TO WEAR EVEN THOUGH WE'VE BEEN FULLY VACCINATED.

THE RECOMMENDATION IS FOR THE DAIS AND STAFF SEATING AREAS THAT WE FOLLOW DEPARTMENT LEADER GUIDELINES CONTINUE TO WEAR OUR MASK UNLESS WE ARE SPEAKING, DRINKING OR EATING OR WE HAVE A MEDICAL OR RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION.

SO I JUST WANTED TO BRING THAT CLARIFICATION TO THE MEETING ROOM.

WE HAD THIS DISTINCTION MADE IN BETWEEN THE WORK SESSION AND THE MEETING TONIGHT AT SIX THIRTY, AND THAT'S WHY IT'S A CHANGE FROM THE WORK SESSION ITSELF.

THANK YOU, MR. SMITH.

BEFORE WE GET INTO THIS EVENING'S CONSENT ITEM AGENDAS, I'D LIKE TO JUST READ A BRIEF STATEMENT.

ON BEHALF OF BOARD MEMBERS AND MYSELF.

I'M NOT SURE THAT THERE'S EVER BEEN A MORE CHALLENGING TIME IN PUBLIC EDUCATION THAN WHAT WE EXPERIENCED THIS LAST 15 MONTHS.

A GLOBAL PANDEMIC QUICKLY SHIFTED THE MANNER AND THE PROCESS OF DELIVERING EDUCATION TO STUDENTS.

TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, PARENTS AND STUDENTS ADAPTED QUICKLY TO ENSURE THAT LEARNING CONTINUED.

WE ARE PROUD OF HOW THE COMMUNITY MADE IT THROUGH, AND WE ARE GRATEFUL THAT WE HAVE COME BACK TO OFFER FACE TO FACE LEARNING SINCE FEBRUARY.

THIS PAST YEAR HAS ALSO SEEN SOCIAL UNREST AROUND MANY PARTS OF THE COUNTRY AND EVEN IN OUR OWN COMMUNITY.

CCPS LOOKED AT DIFFERENT WAYS TO FOSTER AN ENVIRONMENT OF UNDERSTANDING AND UNITY AMONG STAFF, KNOWING THAT OUR CHILDREN WILL ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC ISSUES, EVERY STUDENT STAFF MEMBER SHOULD FEEL THAT THEY BELONG WHEN THEY WALK THROUGH OUR DOORS, REGARDLESS OF THEIR RACE OR THEIR CULTURAL BACKGROUND.

OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS, WE'VE SEEN DISCUSSIONS AT THE NATIONAL, STATE AND LOCAL LEVEL ON THE TOPIC OF CRITICAL RACE THEORY.

THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HAS REFERENCED STATE SUPERINTENDENTS MEMO 50-19, A SUMMARY OF THIS TOPIC IN THEIR READING LIST AS AN IMPORTANT POINT IN HISTORY OF RACIAL POLITICS IN THE LEGAL ACADEMY AND A BROADER CONVERSATION ABOUT RACE AND RACISM WITHIN THE UNITED STATES.

WHILE THIS DISCUSSION IS OCCURRING AT A COLLEGIATE LEVEL THIS IS NOT PART OF VIRGINIA'S APPROVED CURRICULUM.

AS SUCH, BECAUSE OUR SCHOOL DIVISION FOLLOWS STATE CURRICULUM IT'S NOT A PART OF

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CHESTERFIELD APPROVED CURRICULUM.

CRITICAL RACE THEORY IS NOT SUPPORTED BY MEMBERS OF THIS BOARD.

IN CHESTERFIELD OUR GOAL IS UNITY, NOT DIVISION.

THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS ASKED FOR A QUARTERLY LIST OF SCHEDULED UPCOMING FORMAL PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS WITHIN THE SCHOOL AND CENTRAL OFFICE.

THIS PROCESS WILL ALLOW SENIOR STAFF AND THE BOARD THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING IN ADVANCE OF IMPLEMENTATION.

IN CHESTERFIELD SCHOOLS WE ACKNOWLEDGE AND WE SUPPORT EVERYONE WE FOCUS ON INCLUDING EVERYONE AND SUPPORTING STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AND GROWTH.

BOARD MEMBERS, DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY COMMENTS? ANYTHING THEY'D LIKE TO ADD TO THAT.

MS. HAINES.

BECAUSE IT IS MY JOB TO REPRESENT ALL VOICES IN MIDLOTHIAN, I DID WANT TO GIVE A RESPONSE.

I DID SOME RESEARCH ON CRITICAL RACE THEORY.

I ACTUALLY CALLED A CONSERVATIVE SCHOLAR, FRIEND OF MINE, TO GET A CRASH COURSE, AND I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO TO POINT OUT THE FACT THAT MY FRIEND IS A STAUNCH CONSERVATIVE, BUT I AM BECAUSE THIS DISCOURSE HAS BEEN POLITICIZED.

MY FRIEND POINTED OUT THAT CRITICAL RACE THEORY IS NOT BEING TAUGHT IN ANY K 12 PUBLIC SCHOOLS IN THE UNITED STATES.

WHAT DID I LEARN? THE SOCIAL MEDIA NARRATIVE ON CRT MISSES THE UNDERLYING NEED TO ENGAGE IN DISCUSSIONS ABOUT HOW TO TEACH OUR KIDS TO THINK CRITICALLY AND AVOID THE MISTAKES OF THE PAST.

A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF HISTORY MUST INCLUDE MULTIPLE PERSPECTIVES THE FULL HUMAN EXPERIENCE.

IN A MAY 21ST 2021 ARTICLE AND DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION CLEVELAND HAYES FROM INDIANA UNIVERSITY POINTS OUT THE WAYS THAT CRITICAL RACE THEORY MIGHT BE APPLIED, NOT TAUGHT IN K-12 INSTRUCTION.

I QUOTE, INVEST IN A CHILD'S EXPERIENCES.

CHILDREN ARE NOT EMPTY SLATES, HAYES SAYS.

HE THEREFORE INSTRUCTS HIS TEACHING STUDENTS TO USE CHILDREN'S LIVED EXPERIENCES TO FRAME CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY THAT ALIGNS WITH STATE STANDARDS.

AND THAT MEANS COVERING BLACK HISTORY AND THE US BEYOND SLAVERY.

THE BLACK EXPERIENCE AND THE US BEGINS EARLIER THAN SLAVERY HE SAYS.

TEACHERS CAN ALSO RECOGNIZE THE BRILLIANCE AND ABILITIES CHILDREN BRING TO SCHOOL.

THEY'RE NOT THESE BROKEN CHILDREN WHO NEED TO BE FIXED.

THAT'S NOT OUR JOB, HAYES SAYS.

IT'S PART OF RECOGNIZING THEIR HUMANITY AND CAPITALIZING ON THE BRILLIANCE KIDS BRING TO SCHOOL, END QUOTE.

IS THAT WHAT A MAJORITY OF CHESTERFIELD COUNTY CONSTITUENTS ARE AGAINST? I DON'T THINK SO.

I AM MORE THAN HAPPY TO ABANDON THE TERM CRITICAL RACE THEORY BECAUSE LIKE MY BOARD COLLEAGUES, I SUPPORT UNITY.

BUT I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT IT IS AND WHAT IT IS NOT.

A YEAR AGO, THIS BOARD PASSED A RESOLUTION CONDEMNING RACISM AND AFFIRMING THE DECISIONS COMMITMENT TO AN INCLUSIVE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL.

THIS IS THE WORK THAT MUST NOT BE ABANDONED.

THANK YOU, MS. HAINES.

MR. CHAIR IF I MAY.

GO AHEAD DR.

DAUGHERTY.

THANK YOU, SIR.

MR. CHAIR AS SUPERINTENDENT, I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR STATEMENT AND THE CLARIFICATION.

WE SUPPORT FUTURE DISCUSSION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ON THE FUTURE OF CURRICULUM IN THE STATE, BUT WE THANK AND SUPPORT THE SCHOOL BOARD AS WE MOVE FORWARD.

THANK YOU, DR. DAUGHERTY.

ALL RIGHT, TONIGHT'S CONSENT AGENDA INCLUDES AGENDA, ADOPTION,

[B. Consent Agenda]

APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF MAY 11TH 2021 WORK SESSION, MAY 11TH 2021 BUSINESS MEETING.

MEMO 72-21 FY 20 21.

ACCEPTANCE OF NEW GRANTS.

MEMO 73-21.

APPROVAL OF FEDERAL ENTITLEMENT PROGRAMS. MEMO 74-21 TITLE ONE, PART C, EDUCATION OF MIGRATORY CHILDREN.

2021 PARTICIPATING REGIONAL PROGRAM MEMBER CERTIFICATION.

MEMO 75-21, ALTERNATIVE ACCREDITATION PLAN FOR CARVER COLLEGE AND CAREER ACADEMY, MEMO 80-21 APPROVAL OF REVISIONS TO THE SCHOOL HEALTH ADVISORY BOARD BYLAWS.

MEMO 81-21 APPOINTMENT OR REAPPOINTMENT TO MEMBERS OF SCHOOL BOARD ADVISORY COMMITTEES.

MEMO 82-21 RECOMMENDED PERSONNEL ACTIONS.

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MEMO 88-21 APPROVAL OF FISCAL YEAR 2020 INTERNAL AUDIT PLAN.

MEMO 89-21, FOOD AND NUTRITION SERVICES 2021, 2022 LUNCH PRICES.

MEMO 90-21, DEED OF GIFT ONE THOUSAND CASES OF DASANI BOTTLED WATER RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING MAY 20TH, 2021 AS MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH AND RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING JUNE 20TH, 2021 AS LGBTQ PLUS PRIDE MONTH.

ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONS OR CORRECTIONS TO THE CONSENT AGENDA? MR. CHAIR ONE CORRECTION MEMO NUMBER 088-21 IS ACTUALLY THE APPROVAL OF THE FY 22 INTERNAL AUDIT PLAN.

NOTED.

ARE THERE ANY REQUESTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS TO SEPARATE AN ITEM FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION OR FOR INDIVIDUAL ACTION? HEARING NONE MAY I HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED.

SO MOVED.

IS THERE A SECOND? MR. CLERK, WOULD YOU PLEASE CALL ROLL ON THE MOTION.

DOT HEFFRON AYE.

DEBBIE BAILEY.

AYE.

KATHRYN HAINES.

AYE.

ANN COKER.

AYE.

[C. Awards and Recognitions]

RYAN HARTER.

AYE.

AND THE MOTION CARRIES.

DR. DAUGHERTY.

WOULD YOU PLEASE ANNOUNCE NEW ADMINISTRATORS? THANK YOU, MR. CHAIRMAN AND SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS MY PLEASURE TO ANNOUNCE THREE APPOINTMENTS FOR TONIGHT.

FIRST OF ALL, I'D ASK SUSAN BARGER TO COME UP, PLEASE, IS SUSAN HERE.

FANTASTIC.

SUSAN IS APPROVED AS A DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND PAYROLL, HER DEGREES ARE AN MA IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION FROM UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND AND A B.S.

IN ACCOUNTING FROM ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, SHE IS CURRENTLY SERVING AS THE ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR FINANCE IN CHESTERFIELD COUNTY.

CONGRATULATIONS.

WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOU AS A DIRECTOR, VERY PROUD OF YOU.

AND KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK.

IT IS NO LONGER HOLLEY IT'S OWENS.

AND A RECENTLY MARRIED AND WE ARE BRINGING.

MS. OWENS UP AS THE NEW PRINCIPAL OF WINTERPOCK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

HER CERTIFICATION AND EDUCATION ADMINISTRATION FROM UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA, M.A.

IN SPECIAL EDUCATION FROM GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY AND A B.A.

IN BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION FROM HOWARD UNIVERSITY.

SHE'S CURRENTLY SERVING AS ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

SHE'S ALREADY MET THE STAFF.

WE'RE EXCITED SHE'S WITH US.

SHE LIVES IN CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, WHICH IS A GOOD THING.

AND WELCOME ABOARD.

.

OUR THIRD KRISTIN SAADY AS APPROVED AS THE PRINCIPAL OF HENING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

THERE SHE COMES UP.

AN MA IN EDUCATION LEADERSHIP FROM REGENT UNIVERSITY AND A B.A.

IN ELEMENTARY EDUCATION IN ENGLISH FROM LONGWOOD UNIVERSITY.

SHE IS CURRENTLY SERVING AS ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL AT REAMS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

AND WE'RE EXCITED SHE'S AT HENING AND LOOK FORWARD TO GREAT THINGS AT HENING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

KRISTIN, CONGRATULATIONS.

CHAIRMAN.

DR.

DAUGHERTY.

TO COME FORWARD, PLEASE.

THE JAMES RIVER HIGH SCHOOL'S PERFECT BOYS VOLLEYBALL SEASON ENDED WITH THE SCHOOL'S THIRD STRAIGHT CLASS SIX STATE CHAMPIONSHIP.

THE RAPIDS TOPPED CROSS COUNTY RIVAL THOMAS DALE TO WIN THE STATE TITLE.

THE STATE CHAMPIONSHIP IS THE RAPID'S SEVENTH OVERALL, AND WAS A REMATCH OF THE 2018 STATE FINAL, ALSO WON BY JAMES RIVER.

PLEASE JOIN ME IN RECOGNIZING THE TEAM.

I CAN NEVER MAKE THESE THINGS WORK, SO I WOULD LIE IF I SAID I DID NOT HAVE ANY BIAS COMES I AM A JAMES RIVER BECAUSE I HAVE A SENIOR I'M A LITTLE EXTRA EMOTIONAL ABOUT JAMES RIVER.

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WHEN I FOUND OUT THAT YOU HAD WON, I WAS JUST AGAIN, I TRY TO BE IT WAS AN AMAZING YEAR.

AND SO CONGRATULATIONS.

AND I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR LIKE WHAT THE THIS IS MY SEVENTH YEAR HERE AT SCHOOL.

WE'VE WON FIVE CHAMPIONSHIPS SO FAR.

SO MY FAVORITE MOMENT OF THIS YEAR IS JUST US BEING ABLE TO GET TOGETHER DURING A PANDEMIC AND BE ABLE TO SAFELY PLAY THE SPORT THAT WE ALL LOVE AND TO HAVE OUR FIRST UNDEFEATED SEASON.

SO SOMETHING NEW TO ADD ON TO THE MULTIPLE CHAMPIONSHIPS THAT WE'VE WON.

SO THANK YOU.

CONNOR PINNEY SENIOR SETTER JUST DEFINITELY FAVORITE SEASON BECAUSE I'M ABLE TO MAKE IT THREE IN A ROW AND FIRST UNDEFEATED SEASON THAT I'VE EVER HAD.

SO DEFINITELY I'M A JUNIOR OUTSIDE HITTER.

AND IT WAS JUST AWESOME TO BE ABLE TO HAVE A SEASON IN THE PANDEMIC AND JUST BE ABLE TO PLAY.

MY NAME IS PARKER FOREST.

I'M A SOPHOMORE AND MY FAVORITE MOMENT WAS DEFINITELY WINNING MY FIRST RING FOR THE SCHOOL.

MY NAME IS JACOBS PLAY IN THE PANDEMIC WAS GREAT BEING WITH THESE GUYS AND FIRST TIME AS A VARSITY PLAYER AND BEING ABLE TO WIN A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP IS PRETTY GREAT.

ALEX MY FAVORITE MOMENT WAS GETTING TO PLAY WITH EVERYBODY AND GETTING TO GO UNDEFEATED.

RYAN COLLIER, LIBERO JUNIOR VOLLEYBALL WAS A GREAT EXPERIENCE FOR ME BECAUSE I GOT TO PLAY WITH MY FELLOW CLASSMATES AND FRIENDS AND I'M REALLY HAPPY THAT WE WON.

THANK YOU.

MY NAME IS MICHAEL CUMMINS.

I'M A JUNIOR OUTSIDE HITTER AND I JUST REALLY ENJOYED PLAYING THIS YEAR AND I'M REALLY HAPPY THAT WE WERE ABLE TO THROUGH COVID AND IT WAS REALLY SPECIAL BECAUSE IT'S MY FIRST RING AND OUR FIRST CHAMPIONSHIP WIN AND IT WAS A REALLY GOOD BATTLE.

MY NAME IS MAX I'M A SENIOR I THINK THIS YEAR WAS THE BEST YEAR I COULD HAVE BEEN ON THE TEAM AS WE MADE IT.

15 AND 0 AND ONE STATES.

I REALLY ENJOYED PLAYING WITH THESE GUYS THROUGHOUT THE PANDEMIC.

COULDN'T HAVE ASKED FOR A BETTER COACH.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR TAKING A CHANCE ON ME AS WELL.

AND I REALLY APPRECIATE IT.

GO JAMES RIVER SENIORS.

CHAIR, I HAD A CHANCE TO ATTEND THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME, AND I JUST WANT TO SAY I THOUGHT YOUR TEAM WAS WELL DISCIPLINED AS A FORMER COACH IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE.

BUT, GENTLEMEN, YOU WERE FANTASTIC.

YOU REALLY WERE AND GREAT ATHLETICISM.

BUT ALSO YOU COULD TELL THAT YOU LIKE PLAYING THE GAME WITH EACH OTHER.

AND THAT'S VERY IMPORTANT.

CONGRATULATIONS ON A GREAT SEASON.

CONGRATULATIONS IF I COULD ASK OUR MATOACA MIDDLE STUDENTS TO COME FORWARD AT THE TIME.

THREE MATOACA MIDDLE EIGHTH GRADERS ARE NATIONAL WINNERS IN CSPAN STUDENTCAM VIDEO DOCUMENTING COMPETITION WHICH INVITED STUDENTS TO ADDRESS THE ISSUE THEY MOST WANT THE PRESIDENT AND CONGRESS TO ADDRESS IN 2021.

KENNEDY COFFIN AND ELLA HOSKIN WON THIRD PLACE FOR THEIR VIDEO, QUOTE, AIM FOR WHAT FINDING THE BALANCE BETWEEN GUN VIOLENCE AND RIGHTS, END QUOTE.

KESSLER HEDBLOM WON AN HONORABLE MENTION FOR HIS VIDEO, QUOTE, THE CYBERSECURITY CRISIS, END QUOTE.

SINCE 2006, C-SPAN, HAS PARTNERED WITH LOCAL CABLE TELEVISION PROVIDERS AND COMMUNITIES NATIONWIDE TO INVITE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO PRODUCE SHORT DOCUMENTARIES ABOUT A SUBJECT OF NATIONAL IMPORTANCE.

PLEASE JOIN ME IN RECOGNIZING THESE STUDENTS.

OUT TO ME AND THEY TOLD ME THAT WE HAD THREE STUDENTS FROM THE SAME SCHOOL THAT MADE IT ALL THE WAY AS FAR AS THEY DID WITH THEIR VIDEOS.

AND SO I WAS FORTUNATE ENOUGH AND HUMBLED TO MAKE A THANK YOU VIDEO FOR YOU GUYS.

I'M NOT SURE IF THEY SENT IT TO YOU AND YOU HAVE SEEN IT OR NOT, BUT THAT'S JUST THAT'S REALLY GREAT.

AND THE PASSION THAT YOU GUYS HAVE FOR THOSE CAUSES IS AMAZING.

SO WHAT I'LL DO IS I'M GOING TO GIVE YOU EACH A BAG, BUT I WANT YOU GUYS TO MAYBE JUST GIVE A QUICK SECOND ON WHY THAT TOPIC IS IMPORTANT TO YOU.

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HI, I'M KENNEDY, AND THIS IS ELLA SHE'S MY PARTNER.

AND WE CHOSE THE TOPIC OF GUN RIGHTS BECAUSE WE FELT IT WAS REALLY IMPORTANT IN OUR COMMUNITY, ESPECIALLY AS WHAT WE WERE SEEING OUT IN THE WORLD, EVERYTHING THAT WAS HAPPENING AND IS KIND OF SCARY.

AT THE SAME TIME, WHAT WE'RE LEARNING ABOUT IT, IT WAS KIND OF EYE OPENING TO SEE, YOU KNOW, WHAT WAS GOING ON AND TO ACTUALLY RESEARCH THE FACTS VERSUS JUST, YOU KNOW, WATCHING SOMETHING AND BELIEVING IT IMMEDIATELY.

AND WE TRY TO MAKE IT AS EVENLY DISTRIBUTED IN THE OPINIONS OF BOTH SIDES BECAUSE WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WHEN PEOPLE SAW IT, THEY DIDN'T JUST SEE ONE SIDE OF THE ISSUE.

AND WE HAD INTERVIEWED 4 PEOPLE, SOMEONE WHO WAS AFFECTED PERSONALLY BY GUN VIOLENCE, SOMEONE WHO IS A POLITICAL LEADER IN OUR COMMUNITY AND OUR STATE, AS WELL AS ON THE NATIONAL LEVEL.

AND THEN SOMEONE WHO WAS A POLICE OFFICER WHO HAD 30 PLUS YEARS OF EXPERIENCE DEALING WITH CRIMES THAT INVOLVED THAT AND SOMEONE WHO WAS AN ACTIVIST FOR GUN RIGHTS.

AND I REALLY ENJOYED GETTING TO WORK ON THIS FOR THE PAST COUPLE OF MONTHS OF MY FIRST 8TH GRADE YEAR.

HI I'M ELLA.

I THINK IT WAS IMPORTANT BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, SEEING THE DIFFERENT THAN DIGGING DEEPER.

LIKE KENNEDY SAID, UNDER THE SURFACE, YOU KNOW, SEEING WHAT YOU SEE, JUST LIKE, SO TO SPEAK, SKIN DEEP AND TALKING TO ALL THESE PEOPLE WHO HAD THESE AMAZING STORIES, JUST LIKE SHE SAID WAS EYE OPENING.

AND HEARING THEM FOR YOURSELF IS LIKE A TOTALLY DIFFERENT EXPERIENCE THAN JUST WATCHING THE NEWS AND HEARING THE HEADLINES.

AND I THINK KENNEDY SAID IT RATHER WELL, SO.

HI I'M KESSLER AND I CHOSE CYBER SECURITY BECAUSE WELL IT'S A TOPIC THAT YOU DON'T HEAR ABOUT A LOT.

SO AND THIS YEAR IS A REALLY SORRY I'M NOT GOOD AT THIS.

SUBJECT THAT YOU HEAR A LOT ABOUT ON THE NEWS, SO I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA TO GET IT OUT THERE.

WELL, OBVIOUSLY, YOU GUYS GOT IT RIGHT BECAUSE CSPAN RECOGNIZED YOU.

SO I THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS.

I HAVE TO SAY, BECAUSE I WATCHED THE VIDEOS AND I'M SURE THERE'S SOME REALLY GREAT TEACHERS BEHIND Y'ALL'S WORK.

SO I THINK WE SHOULD ALSO I KNOW.

I KNOW.

BUT SO, YES, KUDOS TO THE TEACHERS THAT GAVE YOU THAT PROJECT.

MR. CHAIR, IF I COULD ASK YVONNE MULLINS TO MAKE WAY FORWARD, PLEASE.

RECOGNIZED BY HER PEERS FOR HER COMMITMENT TO STUDENTS EDUCATION, YVONNE MULLINS WAS NAMED VIRGINIA'S FBLA ADVISER OF THE YEAR SHE TEACHES ACCOUNTING BUSINESS CLASSES IN THE CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION AREA OF MIDLOTHIAN HIGH SCHOOL.

AND ONE OF THE LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION, IT WAS WRITTEN AS SUCH, QUOTE, IN ADDITION TO MAKING HER CLASSROOM FUN.

YVONNE CONSISTENTLY INSPIRES YOUR STUDENTS EVERY YEAR TO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND THE CLASSROOM AND GET INVOLVED IN THE FBLA AT THE LOCAL, STATE AND NATIONAL LEVEL.

FROM THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL AND THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE YEAR HER ENTHUSIASM FOR AND COMMITMENT TO FBLA IS INFECTIOUS.

SHE EMBRACES EVERYTHING THAT FBLA STANDS FOR LEADERSHIP, COMPETITIVENESS, EDUCATION, COMMUNITY, FUTURE BUSINESS LEADERS OF AMERICA IS THE LARGEST CAREER STUDENT ORGANIZATION IN THE WORLD.

FBLA HELPS HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS PREPARE FOR CAREERS IN BUSINESS THROUGH ACADEMIC COMPETITIONS, LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT, EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS. THE GOAL OF FBLA ADVISERS IS TO STRENGTHEN STUDENTS CONFIDENCE IN THEMSELVES AND THEIR WORK.

PLEASE JOIN ME IN RECOGNIZING YVONNE MULLINS.

PASSION BECAUSE WE MET BECAUSE YOU REACHED OUT TO ME AND LET ME KNOW, YOU KNOW, WE POST SCHOOLBOARD DOCS ONLINE EVERY MONTH AND LOTS OF PEOPLE NEVER BOTHERED TO DIG IN.

AND YOU WOULD OFTEN DIG IN AND JUST LET ME KNOW HOW OUR WORK MIGHT IMPACT YOUR STUDENTS.

AND SO JUST THAT SPEAKS TO YOUR PASSION.

AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SERVING OUR STUDENTS AND REALLY GIVING IT YOUR ALL.

IT MEANS A LOT SO.

THANK YOU.

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THANKS.

GOOD EVENING, MR. CHAIR BOARD MEMBERS DR.

DAUGHERTY, IT'S MY HONOR TONIGHT TO PRESENT THE RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING DRIVER PERFORMANCE FOR THE MONTH.

PROVIDING SAFE TRANSPORTATION FOR STUDENTS TO AND FROM SCHOOL EVERY DAY IS ESSENTIAL TO INSTRUCTION.

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

ALTHOUGH OFTEN UNSUNG HEROES 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 BUS 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 DEDICATION TO REPRESENT THEIR AREA.

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

PLEASE COME DOWN WHAT I CALL YOUR NAMES, MISTY ROBINSON, AREA ONE, BUS 636, ONE AND A HALF YEARS OF SERVICE.

SHE WAS UNABLE TO ATTEND THIS EVENING.

NANCY ANDRES AREA TWO BUS 514, TWO YEARS OF SERVICE.

ROBERT PATRICK, AREA THREE BUS 828, TWO AND A HALF YEARS OF SERVICE.

DONALD GRANT AREA FOUR BUS 692 SIX YEARS AND 10 MONTHS OF SERVICE AND MARIE FERGUSON, AREA FIVE, BUS 130 TWENTY SIX YEARS OF SERVICE.

AND ONE OF OUR CHAMPION TRAINERS FOR THE TABLETS.

YES, I JUST WANT TO SAY A FEW FEW WORDS REAL QUICK, REALLY THANK YOU ISN'T ENOUGH FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR YOUR SERVICE THAT YOU GIVE TO OUR STUDENTS.

YOU DRIVE THEM TO AND FROM SAFELY TO SCHOOL EVERY DAY.

I KNOW MY KIDS SPEAKING FOR THEM.

THEY LOVE THEIR BUS DRIVERS.

THEY LOVE THE MUSIC THAT THEY HEAR ON THE BUS RIDE IN THE MORNINGS OR IN THE EVENINGS.

AND THEY LOVE THEIR CONVERSATIONS, TOO.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THAT YOU DO AND FOR YOU TO BE UP HERE THAT SAYS A LOT ABOUT YOUR SERVICE AND YOUR EXCELLENCE THAT YOU GIVE CCPS.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH.

DAUGHERTY, I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO HONOR OUTSTANDING MEMBERS OF OUR CHESTERFIELD COUNTY FOOD NUTRITION SERVICES MANAGEMENT TEAM AS WELL AS OUR FOOD SERVICE ASSOCIATES.

THESE INDIVIDUALS WORK WITH THE SOLE FOCUS OF PROVIDING FOOD TO THEIR COMMUNITY.

FROM PREPARING MEALS TO SEND HOME TO CURBSIDE MEAL DISTRIBUTIONS THE STAFF MEMBERS HAVE REMAINED EXTREMELY FLEXIBLE AND REMAIN FOCUSED ON THEIR TASK AT HAND FEEDING OUR STUDENTS.

WE COULD NOT ASK FOR MORE CARING OR HARD WORKING INDIVIDUALS TO REPRESENT CHESTERFIELD COUNTY FOOD NUTRITION SERVICES.

THEY ARE TRULY EXAMPLES OF WHAT MAKES OUR TEAM SO EXCEPTIONAL.

IF YOU ARE WITH US THIS EVENING.

IF YOU COULD JOIN US UP FRONT.

OUR FIRST RECOGNIZED JANETTE RITTER, MS. RITTER IS THE CAFETERIA MANAGER AT THOMAS DALE HIGH SCHOOL.

SHE'S BEEN WITH CHESTERFIELD COUNTY FOR 11 YEARS.

SHE FEELS THE BEST PART OF HER JOB IS TAKING CARE OF THE STUDENTS IN HER BUILDING, BUT ALSO THE OPPORTUNITY TO FEED CHILDREN AND THE COMMUNITY HEALTHY MEALS DURING THE PANDEMIC.

OUR NEXT HONOREE IS MS. DOROTHY KIERSON.

MS. KIERSON IS OUR CAFETERIA MANAGER AT CHALKELY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

SHE'S BEEN WITH CHESTERFIELD COUNTY SCHOOLS FOR 28 YEARS.

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SHE FEELS THE BEST PART OF HER JOB IS FEEDING THE CHILDREN AND SEEING THEIR FACES OF APPRECIATION WHEN THEY RECEIVE THEIR FOOD.

OUR NEXT HONOREE IS TYREE SURRATT.

MS. SURRATT IS THE MANAGER IN TRAINING AT THE CHESTERFIELD CAREER AND TECHNICAL CENTER AT HULL ST.. SHE'S BEEN EMPLOYED WITH CHESTERFIELD COUNTY FOR THREE YEARS AND SHE FEELS THE BEST PART OF HER JOB IS SERVING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES OF CHESTERFIELD THAT ARE IN NEED DURING THE PANDEMIC AND SEEING THE KIDS SMILING FACES WHEN THEY COME THROUGH CURBSIDE OR THE SERVING LINE.

ALTHOUGH IN THE SERVING LINE THEY DO HAVE TO WEAR THEIR MASKS, BUT WE CAN SEE IT.

ALL RIGHT, OUR NEXT HONOREE IS DAISY MCDONALD, MS. MCDONALD IS THE KEY 5-HOUR FOOD SERVICE ASSOCIATE AT WOOLRIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

SHE'S BEEN EMPLOYED WITH CHESTERFIELD COUNTY FOR TWO YEARS.

SHE FEELS THE BEST PART OF HER JOB IS THAT THERE'S NEVER A DULL MOMENT AND SHE ADORES THE KIDS.

SO THANK YOU.

BUT YES.

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO YOU AND TO YOUR COWORKERS WHO HELPED KEEP OUR SPEAKERS] KIDS FED AND WITHOUT WITH HUNGRY TUMMIES AND HUNGRY MINDS.

AND WE APPRECIATE ALL THAT YOU DO FOR OUR STUDENTS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

DAUGHERTY TO JOIN MS. BAILEY IN FRONT OF THE DAIS.

MR. CLERK, WOULD YOU PLEASE READ THE RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING DR.

DAUGHERTY AS A VIRGINIA SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR.

MR. CHAIR? THIS IS THE RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING MERVIN B.

DAUGHERTY DOCTOR IN EDUCATION AS A VIRGINIA SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR FOR 2020 TO 2021.

WHEREAS IN ORDER TO ENSURE THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF ALL VIRGINIANS, SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COMMONWEALTH CLOSED ON MARCH 13TH, 2020 DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, AND MOSTLY PROVIDED VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION SINCE THEN AS IN-PERSON TEACHING LEARNING EVOLVED AND WHEREAS INDIVIDUAL SCHOOL DIVISIONS RETAIN THE AUTONOMY TO DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT NEW INSTRUCTION WOULD CONTINUE IN THE FORMAT IN WHICH THE INSTRUCTION WOULD BE PRESENTED.

AND WHEREAS STABLE AND CONSISTENT LEADERSHIP BY LOCAL SCHOOL DIVISIONAL SUPERINTENDENTS HAS BEEN VITAL IN SERVING CHILDREN THROUGH THIS PANDEMIC, AND WHEREAS SCHOOL DIVISION SUPERINTENDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE HEALTH, SAFETY, WELFARE AND EDUCATION OF EACH CHILD WHILE CREATING SCHOOL CULTURES EVEN WITHIN A PANDEMIC THAT SERVE ALL CHILDREN REGARDLESS OF THEIR CIRCUMSTANCES.

WHEREAS PUBLIC SCHOOL DIVISION SUPERINTENDENTS UTILIZED GUIDANCE FROM THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL, VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS AND LOCAL CASE DATA IN FULFILLING LEADERSHIP RESPONSIBILITIES IN THEIR COMMUNITIES LIKE NO OTHER TIME IN THEIR CAREERS.

AND WHEREAS LOCAL SCHOOL DIVISION SUPERINTENDENTS WORK COLLABORATIVELY WITH THEIR SCHOOL BOARDS, EDUCATORS, PARENTS AND COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS IN PROVIDING TECHNOLOGY, RESOURCES, CURRICULUM CONTENT, EMOTIONAL SUPPORT AND MEALS TO CHILDREN DURING THE PANDEMIC.

AND WHEREAS TRADITIONALLY VASS SUPERINTENDENTS OF THE YEAR HAVE BEEN SELECTED VIA A DIVERSE PANEL OF EDUCATION ASSOCIATIONS AFTER REVIEWING AN INDIVIDUAL SUPERINTENDENT'S ABILITY TO DEMONSTRATE LEADERSHIP FOR A LEARNING, COMMUNICATION, PROFESSIONALISM AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT.

AND WHEREAS ALL 133 VIRGINIA PUBLIC SCHOOL DIVISION SUPERINTENDENTS HAVE EXTRAORDINARILY EXHIBITED THESE QUALITIES WHILE LEADING THEIR SCHOOL DIVISIONS AND COMMUNITIES DURING THE 2020 TO 2021 SCHOOL YEAR.

WHEREAS THE VASS BOARD OF DIRECTORS AGREED ON JANUARY 7TH, 2021 TO SUSPEND THE TRADITIONAL SELECTION PROCESS OF DETERMINING A SINGLE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR AND UNANIMOUSLY AGREED TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR ALL VIRGINIA PUBLIC SCHOOL DIVISION SUPERINTENDENTS AS SUPERINTENDENTS OF THE YEAR FOR 2020 TO 2021.

AND WHEREAS VASS IS APPRECIATIVE OF THE VIRGINIA SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION SUPPORTING THIS RESOLUTION AND THE HONOR PROVIDED TO EACH DIVISION SUPERINTENDENT BY HAVING HIS OR HER RESPECTIVE SCHOOL BOARD PRESENT IN THIS RESOLUTION TO THE SUPERINTENDENT TO BE RECOGNIZED WITHIN THE COMMUNITY FOR WHICH HE OR HE OR SHE SERVES AND LEADS HIM NOW.

NOW THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE CHESTERFIELD COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD DOES HEREBY RECOGNIZE.

DR.

MERVIN B.

DAUGHERTY AS A VIRGINIA SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR FOR 2020 TO 2021, AS

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DESIGNATED BY THE VIRGINIA ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENTS.

DAUGHERTY, AND I CAN START BY SAYING THAT MY FIRST YEAR AS AN ELECTED MEMBER OF A SCHOOL BOARD BEING SELECTED AS CHAIR AND HAVING A PANDEMIC, I COULD NOT HAVE ASKED FOR A BETTER PERSON TO GUIDE ME THROUGH THAT.

IF NOT FOR THIS MAN STANDING RIGHT HERE I WOULD NOT HAVE SURVIVED.

HE REALLY IS A TRUE, TRUE LEADER.

HE HELD OUR HANDS THROUGH THAT HORRIBLE YEAR.

HE DESERVES THIS HONOR.

LIKE, I JUST CAN'T EXPLAIN HOW MUCH THIS MAN PROBABLY NEEDS NEW TIRES ON HIS CAR AND HE PROBABLY NEEDS A LONG LONG VACATION, WHICH HE WILL NEVER TAKE.

HE DOESN'T TAKE TIME OFF.

HE NEVER GOES HOME.

HE WORKS 18 HOUR DAYS.

HE'S JUST ALWAYS AT EVERYTHING.

HE TRULY IS AN AMAZING LEADER.

I'M VERY HONORED TO HAVE WORKED WITH YOU THAT LAST YEAR, MY FIRST YEAR AS A CHAIR.

AND I COULDN'T HAVE ASKED FOR A BETTER LEADER.

YOU WERE AMAZING AND YOU VERY, VERY MUCH DESERVE THIS HONOR.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. CLERK BOARD MEMBERS MAY HAVE A MOTION TO ADOPT THE RESOLUTION AS PRESENTED .

SO MOVED.

IS THERE A SECOND.

SECOND.

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

DOT HEFFRON.

AYE.

DEBBIE BAILEY.

AYE.

KATHRYN HAINES.

AYE.

ANN COKER.AYE.

RYAN HARTER.

AYE.

THE RESOLUTION HAS BEEN ADOPTED.

THANK YOU ALL FOR TONIGHT'S HONOREES FOR YOUR OUTSTANDING WORK.

[D. Public Comment on Agenda Items]

NOW WE MOVE IN TO 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 THE START OF TONIGHT'S MEETING AND POSTED TO THE BOARD DOC SITE AND WE'LL BE INCLUDED IN FULL AS AN ADDENDUM TO TONIGHT'S MEETING MINUTES MR. CLERK.

WOULD YOU PLEASE ANNOUNCE THIS EVENING'S IN PERSON SPEAKERS ON AGENDA ITEMS? MR. CHAIR.

WE HAVE TWO SPEAKERS FOR AGENDA ITEMS THIS EVENING.

THEY ARE JASON MELENDEZ AND WENDY LITTLE.

EACH SPEAKER WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES TO ADDRESS THE BOARD.

THERE IS 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.

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.

I APPRECIATE THAT THE BOARD IS TAKING THE TIME TONIGHT ON ITS CONSENT AGENDA TO RECOGNIZE LGBTQ PLUS PRIDE MONTH AND VERY TIMELY.

OF COURSE, THIS IS THE START OF PRIDE MONTH.

IT'S ALSO IMPORTANT TO RECOGNIZE THAT OUR SCHOOL DIVISION IS MAKING GREAT STRIDES TO EMPHASIZE DIVERSITY AND WELCOME PEOPLE OF ALL BACKGROUNDS AND CHARACTERISTICS.

ALSO TODAY, THE BOARD IS EXPECTED TO TAKE ITS FIRST REVIEW OF NEW POLICY, 10-15, A POLICY THAT ADDRESSES TRANSGENDER STUDENTS BUT WILL ALMOST CERTAINLY HELP CEMENT THE SCHOOL DIVISION'S SUPPORT OF ALL STUDENTS OF DIVERSE GENDER IDENTITY AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION.

CHIEF ASPECTS OF THIS POLICY INCLUDE ALLOWING STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN GENDER SEPARATED PROGRAMS THAT BEST ALIGN WITH THEIR GENDER IDENTITY, USE OF RESTROOM AND LOCKER ROOM FACILITIES THAT CORRESPOND WITH THE STUDENT'S GENDER IDENTITY, AND REQUIRING MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS WITHIN OUR DIVISION TO DO YEARLY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TO BETTER AID THEIR SUPPORT OF LGBTQ PLUS STUDENTS.

COINCIDING WITH THAT IT'S ALSO TIME TO TAKE A LOOK AT OUR FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION CURRICULUM AND HOW WE DECIDE TO IMPLEMENT THE VDOE SOL HERE IN THIS SCHOOL DIVISION.

IT'S CRITICAL THAT THE SAME LEVEL OF SUPPORT THAT IS TRYING TO BE REACHED THROUGH NEW POLICY, 10 15 SHOULD ALSO BE REFLECTED IN OUR CURRICULA, NAMELY OUR FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION CURRICULUM.

THE SCHOOL BOARD MUST COMMIT TO ENSURING THAT WHEN THERE IS A REVISION OF FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION CURRICULUM WITHIN CCPS FOLLOWING CHANGES TO THE VDOE CURRICULUM, THAT THOSE REVISIONS ARE INCLUSIVE OF DIVERSE GENDER IDENTITY AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION.

A FRIEND OF MINE AT JAMES RIVER HAS REACHED OUT TO ME ON THIS MATTER SEVERAL TIMES.

BUT THIS IS ALSO SOMETHING CCPS CAN TAKE AN OPPORTUNITY ON TO REALLY TAKE THE NEXT STEP TOWARDS INCLUSIVE CITY IN OUR CURRICULUMS. I FEEL LIKE EDUCATION PLAYS SUCH AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF STUDENTS FROM AN INTELLECTUAL AND PERSONAL MATURITY PERSPECTIVE, BUT ALSO LENDS ITSELF TO A PUBLIC HEALTH AND SAFETY PERSPECTIVE.

AN LGBTQ STUDENT SHOULD NOT FEEL LEFT OUT BY CERTAIN PORTIONS OF THE CURRENT

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STANDARDS OF LEARNING.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU MR. MELENDEZ.

WENDY LITTLE.

HELLO, MR. CHAIR.

BOARD MEMBERS DR.

DAUGHERTY EVERYONE ELSE, MY NAME IS WENDY LITTLE.

I WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE RESOLUTION CITING MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS MONTH.

I COME TO YOU AS SOMEONE WHO I LIVE WITH COMPLEX PTSD.

DEPRESSIVE DISORDER, ANXIETY, ADHD.

I HAVE A SON WHO IS ONE OF YOUR EXCEPTIONAL EDUCATION SCHOLARS.

HE HAS AUTISM, ANXIETY, ADHD.

DYSREGULATED MOOD DISORDER DEFIANCE DISORDERS.

I EARNED EVERY SINGLE ONE OF MINE THROUGH MY LIFE.

HE I DON'T KNOW HOW THAT HAPPENED.

HE IS IN A PSYCHIATRIC RESIDENTIAL FACILITY IN RECENT WEEKS.

AND SO I THINK I LIKE TO SEE THE FACT THAT AND I THINK ESPECIALLY DURING THIS COVID YEAR, THERE HAS BEEN JUST A LOT MORE STRUGGLE FOR A LOT OF INDIVIDUALS.

AND I APPRECIATE THE RECOGNITION BECAUSE I AM ONE OF THOSE PEOPLE AND SO IS MY SON.

AND I'LL TAKE THOSE LABELS.

IT'S SOMETHING I TALK ABOUT ALL THE TIME.

SO I APPRECIATE THE RECOGNITION.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU MS. LITTLE.

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

[E. Superintendent's Report]

NEXT, WE HAVE THIS EVENINGS SUPERINTENDENTS REPORT DR.

DAUGHERTY.

GOOD EVENING, MR. CHAIR, AGAIN, BOARD MEMBERS AND MEMBERS OF THE AUDIENCE, MY OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE INFORMATION ON WHAT THE FUTURE LOOKS LIKE AS WE MOVE FORWARD AND TALK ABOUT INITIATIVES AND THERE ARE NO SURPRISES TO ANYONE HERE, BUT WE'RE GOING TO MAKE SURE THAT PEOPLE KNOW OUR PATH FORWARD AS WE CONTINUE TO OPEN UP OUR SCHOOLS.

SO THE OPPORTUNITY IS THE EARLY CHESTER EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING CENTER, AND IT'S BEEN TALKED ABOUT MANY TIMES, EVERYONE HAD A CHANCE TO VISIT.

IF YOU HAVEN'T, GREAT OPPORTUNITY AND THANK YOU FOR THE BOARD JUST FOR ALLOWING US TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS PROJECT.

WE'VE ALL RECEIVED CALLS.

WHEN'S THE NEXT ONE OPENING? AND I'D LIKE TO OPEN THIS ONE OFFICIALLY IN AUGUST TO DO THIS.

THE OPPORTUNITY IS THAT IT ALSO OPENED UP THE NEEDED CLASSROOMS IN 12 OF OUR SCHOOLS FOR THIS COMING YEAR.

AS WE ARE SEEING A LARGE NUMBER OF OUR STUDENTS ARE RETURNING AND NEW STUDENTS COMING IN.

IF YOU HAVEN'T NOTICED SOME OF THE CONSTRUCTION GOING ON IN OUR COUNTY.

SO WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY.

WE WILL ACTUALLY MONITOR THESE STUDENTS FROM THE CENTER ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

AND BY THE TIME THEY FINISH THIRD AND FOURTH GRADE, WE SHOULD HAVE VERY STRONG DATA ON THE ADVANCEMENT OF THEIR ACADEMIC PROGRESS TO SHOW THAT HOW IMPORTANT THIS IS.

WE KNOW HOW IMPORTANT IT IS.

BUT SOMETIMES THE DATA IS EXTREMELY IMPORTANT.

AND OUR GOAL IS THAT OUR STUDENTS ARE LEAVING THIS FACILITY READING SEVERAL BOOKS.

AND IT'S A BIG TASK.

BUT I KNOW THAT THEY'RE EXCITED, A GREAT LEADER, STAFF SUPPORTIVE.

AND WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS OPPORTUNITY, AS WELL AS HAVING OUR CTE PROGRAM THERE FOR STUDENTS IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION TO GET SOME TIME AND EXPERIENCE WORKING WITH THESE STAFF MEMBERS, OUR STUDENTS, AND WORKING WITH EXPERIENCED TEACHERS TO MOVE FORWARD.

THE SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM WHERE I JUST CHECKED NUMBERS TODAY WE ARE ALMOST AT 8000 STUDENTS WHO HAVE ENROLLED.

AND WE'RE EXCITED.

WE KNOW THAT NUMBER WILL GROW SOMEWHAT LARGER, ESPECIALLY AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL.

STUDENTS ARE LOOKING TO MAKE UP CREDIT OR ADVANCED CREDIT EVEN LARGER, DOING A GOOD JOB WITH OUR H.R.

DEPARTMENT, WITH LOOKING INTO THE HIRING ASPECT OF THIS TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE ENOUGH TEACHERS.

I KNOW CALVIN'S TEAM IS WORKING HARD ON TRANSPORTATION.

BERKLY WITH NUTRITION, JOSH'S TEAM IN MAKING SURE THE BUILDINGS ARE READY.

AND WE HAVE A PLAN EVEN WHEN THERE'S FOUR WEEKS THOSE SCHOOLS ARE CLEAN AND APPROPRIATE, READY FOR SCHOOL.

SO THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY WE WILL HAVE IN THROUGH 2024 TO MAKE SURE WE HAVE APPROPRIATE SUMMER SCHOOL, WHICH WILL BE FACE TO FACE, AND VIRTUAL.

AND PLEASE STOP ME AT ANY TIME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, I KNOW YOU'VE SEEN THIS, BUT WE WANT TO REALLY GIVE THAT TO EVERYONE.

CALVIN TALKED.

MR. CHAIR.

I HAVE A QUESTION.

TOP OF YOUR HEAD AND IF YOU DON'T, I'M SURE WE CAN FIND IT OUT.

WHAT WAS SUMMER SCHOOL ENROLLMENT IN 2019?

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ARE WE UP HIGHER.

LAST YEAR WE CAN LOOK IT UP, BUT YEAH, LAST YEAR WE HAD A HIGH NUMBER BECAUSE THERE WAS VIRTUAL WE WERE ABOUT A LITTLE LOWER, FIFTEEN THOUSAND 15354.

AND SO WE ARE JUST WAITING TO SEE THE FINAL NUMBERS.

AND WHEN WE HAVE OUR AUGUST GREAT.

I'M EXCITED TO HEAR.

OK, YES, MA'AM, I'M SQUINTING BECAUSE IT'S REALLY HARD TO SEE WITH THE GLARE OR JUST MY EYES EITHER WAY, THE GPS PROGRAMMING YOU TALKED ABOUT, TYLER DRIVE, I ALWAYS REFER TO THE GPS BECAUSE WE KNOW WHERE EVERYBODY IS.

I THINK THE AMAZING THING IS THAT OUR PARENTS CAN FOLLOW THE BUS OF THEIR CHILD.

IF THEY SWIPE ON THE BUS, THEY'LL KNOW THAT THEIR CHILD'S ON THE BUS OR WHEN THEY'RE GETTING OFF THE BUS.

BUT OUR SCHOOLS CAN ALSO FOLLOW THE BUSSES NOW.

AND SO THEY DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT CALLING THE STATION DEPARTMENT OR ONE OF THE STAGE AREAS BECAUSE THEY'LL KNOW WHERE THEIR BUSSES ARE.

SO I THINK THAT'S A VERY POWERFUL TOOL AND IT'S BEEN WELL RECEIVED.

AND WE'RE REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THIS CONTINUE MOVING.

AND IT'S REALLY PRETTY EASY TO USE.

AND YOU TYPE IN YOUR CODE AS THE BUS DRIVER COMES UP WITH YOUR BUSSES THAT YOU'RE DRIVING.

THE OPPORTUNITY FOR SCHOOL SAFETY, I THINK EVERYBODY KNOWS THAT'S A BIG SAFETY SECURITY.

WE ARE AHEAD OF SCHEDULE ON ALL OF OUR DOOR ACCESS CODES AND ALSO OUR CAMERAS.

WE ARE HOPING TO ACTUALLY GET TWO YEARS AHEAD OF OUR PLAN.

THAT WAS FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.

THE FIRST 15.

WE HAVE 51 TO GO.

AND WE THINK WITHIN THE NEXT HOPEFULLY BY NEXT SUMMER WE'LL BE FINISHED WITH THAT PROJECT AND THAT WILL BE EXCITING FOR US.

AND THEN THE NEXT THING IS WE'RE LOOKING AT ACCESSES IN THE BUILDINGS AND MAKING SURE THAT WE HAVE SECURE ENTRANCES ONCE YOU'RE IN THE BUILDING AS WELL.

THE OPPORTUNITY THAT WE HAVE FOR OUR TRAILER PLAN.

WE NOTICED THAT THERE WERE TOO MANY INDIVIDUAL TRAILERS GOING UP IN OUR SCHOOLS, AROUND OUR SCHOOLS, AND WE WANT TO MAKE US SECURE.

SO ONCE WE GOT TO A LEVEL FOUR, WE WERE LOOKING AT, OK, WHAT HAS TO HAPPEN WITH THE GROWTH OF THIS AREA DOWN THE ROAD? WE KNOW THERE'S ADDITIONAL RELIEF COMING ONCE A BOND IS PASSED IN 22 AND HOPEFULLY THE NEXT FOUR YEARS AFTER THAT, WE'LL HAVE ADDITIONAL SCHOOLS.

BUT WE DO THINK THAT THERE'S A GREAT NEED FOR ADDITIONAL BUILDINGS AND CLASSROOM SPACE.

AND THIS IS AN OPPORTUNITY TO PUT A PLAN TOGETHER WITH SCOTT AND HIS TEAM AND BRIAN TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAD THE APPROPRIATE SCHOOLS.

THEY WERE SAFE AND SECURE.

AND WHEN YOU'RE TALKING OF A MEGA TRAILER, YOU'RE TALKING FROM 10 TO 12 CLASSROOMS AND MANY OF OUR SCHOOLS WHERE THERE WERE TOO MANY TRAILERS, WHICH WE DID NOT DEEM SAFE FOR OUR STUDENTS, AND THEY STILL HAVE THEIR BATHROOMS AND EVERYTHING WITHIN THERE AS WELL.

AND THE BEST EXAMPLE I CAN DO IS FALLING CREEK, WHERE THERE WERE 23 TRAILERS.

NOW THERE WILL BE TO MEGAS IT WILL BE A SAFE AND SECURE SCHOOL WITHIN THE SCHOOL.

CHALKELY ELEMENTARY WITH FOURTH AND FIFTH GRADE.

IT'S NICE THAT PEOPLE WANT TO MOVE IN OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT.

THEY WANT TO COME TO OUR SCHOOLS AND WE HAVE TO MAKE SURE THEY'RE SAFE AND SECURE IN THAT AREA THERE.

SO WE ARE GOING TO CONTINUE LOOKING AT THE PLAN EVERY YEAR AND BE A YEAR AHEAD OF SCHEDULE ON THIS.

THE OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR 21 22 SCHOOL YEAR, WHERE EVERYBODY REALLY WANTS THE NEXT FOUR DAYS AGO PRETTY FAST SO WE CAN FINISH UP SCHOOL, BUT, YOU KNOW, I'M EXCITED ABOUT SUMMER SCHOOL.

I'M EXCITED ABOUT NEXT YEAR WITH THE OPTIONS THAT WE HAVE FOR FACE TO FACE INSTRUCTION IN SCHOOL OR VIRTUAL LEARNING.

WE'RE EXCITED WITH BRUCE FILLMAN BEING THE ADMINISTRATOR OVER THE VIRTUAL ACADEMY, AND WE'RE EXCITED THAT ALL OF OUR STUDENTS WILL GET A QUALITY EDUCATION.

WE ARE TRULY FOCUSING ON SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING AS WELL AS ACADEMICS.

BUT WE THINK GETTING OUR STUDENTS BACK IN SCHOOL, WE HAVE 63000 NEW STUDENTS TO CHESTERFIELD.

AND IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN, WE'VE HAD VIDEOS OUT IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH ON WHAT CONTENT LOOKS LIKE, WHAT SCHOOLS WOULD LOOK LIKE, AND WE'LL CONTINUE TO PROMOTE THIS ALL SUMMER.

BUT MAKING SURE THAT WHEN OUR STUDENTS COME BACK, WE'RE READY TO MEET THEM WHERE THEY ARE, MAKING SURE THAT NOT ONLY CONTENT, BUT ALSO SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL LEARNING IS OCCURRING FOR OUR STUDENTS, HOW TO COMMUNICATE WITH EACH OTHER, HOW TO GO DOWN AND WALK DOWN THE HALL AGAIN, HOW TO BE IN THE CAFETERIA, BEING AROUND PEOPLE.

AND THAT'S THAT'S A STRUGGLE FOR ADULTS RIGHT NOW.

SO OUR OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH OUR CHILDREN AND WE'RE EXCITED TO HAVE THEM BACK.

I'M EXCITED ABOUT SUMMER SCHOOL BECAUSE WE ACTUALLY GET TO HAVE A TRIAL RUN ALMOST ON HOW THIS WORKS.

EARLY COLLEGE ACADEMY.

SO WE LEARNED A GREAT DEAL ABOUT OURSELVES AND ABOUT THE COLLEGE ACADEMY AND WE CHANGED OUR COURSE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE STREAM HERE INSTEAD OF HAVING OUR STUDENTS COME TO A LOCATION OR GO TO JOHN TYLER AND WITH LIMITED OPPORTUNITIES FOR

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STUDENTS, WE FOUND OUT THAT IF WE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE OUR COLLEGE CLASSES AND ALL OF OUR COLLEGE CLASSES TAUGHT IN ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS, OUR STUDENTS WOULDN'T HAVE TO LEAVE SCHOOL.

AND SO WE'LL SEE ANOTHER POINT ABOUT THIS, ABOUT DISTANCE LEARNING.

SO THE EXAMPLE BOARD MEMBERS, IF YOU WERE ATTENDING, EACH OF YOU ATTENDED DIFFERENT HIGH SCHOOL, BUT AT MS. HAINES HIGH SCHOOL, THEY WERE TEACHING AP BIOLOGY.

BUT YOU'D HAVE AP BIOLOGY TEACHER.

YOU CAN NOW YOU CAN NOW TAKE THE COURSE.

FROM WHERE MS. HAINES GOES TO SCHOOL AS BEING A PART OF THIS IS LEARNING OPPORTUNITY, THEY WILL MEET REGULARLY.

IT'S GOING TO FOLLOW A SCHEDULE.

THEY'RE GOING TO BE ON THE SCHEDULE IN THEIR SCHOOL.

SO THEY'RE GOING TO BE EITHER FIRST PERIOD THE DAY OR THE LAST PART OF THE DAY, WHERE THEY HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY AND EXCITED PRINCIPALS OF THE HIGH SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES HAVE DONE A PHENOMENAL JOB OF PRESSING THIS ISSUE OUT.

AND WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THIS OPPORTUNITY.

IT OPENS UP THE DOOR FOR MORE STUDENTS TAKING MORE CLASSES.

AND AND WE WILL PROBABLY EXCEED EASILY EXCEED.

YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THREE THOUSAND CREDITS BY THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR IN THE FUTURE I TALKED ABOUT THIS IS LEARNING SOMETHING WE JUST LEARNED FROM THE PANDEMIC.

IF WE CAN OFFER A TEACHER AND TWO OTHER STUDENTS WHO WOULDN'T HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY AS IB DUAL ENROLLMENT AP COURSES, ADVANCED COURSES, MAYBE UNIQUE COURSES THAT STUDENTS LIKE TO TAKE INSTEAD OF AS OPPOSED TO ME SAYING, WELL, THERE'S ONLY THREE PEOPLE SIGNED UP, YOU CAN'T TAKE IT NOW, YOU CAN TAKE THE COURSE.

SO THEY'RE DOING A GOOD JOB.

THEY'VE GONE THROUGH THE SCHEDULING AND WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT SOMETHING.

WE'LL REPORT ON THIS AS WE GET THROUGH THE SCHOOL YEAR NEXT YEAR ON HOW WE'RE DOING WITH THIS PROGRAM.

A CURRICULUM PORTAL DR.

POPE AND HER TEAM, A GREAT JOB, YOU'VE HEARD THE PRESENTATION ON IT, BUT OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL OF OUR STAFF TO HAVE A ONE STOP SHOP AT FOR CURRICULUM NEEDS FOR FOR LESSONS FOR INFORMATION THAT THEY NEED TO TEACH CLASSES.

WE THINK THIS IS A GAME CHANGER FOR A LOT OF OUR TEACHERS AND WE GOT A LOT OF INPUT FROM OUR TEACHERS.

AND THEY HAD A TRIAL OF THIS THAT WORK OUT ALL OF THE THE NOOKS AND CRANNIES OF THE ISSUES AND AND THE THINGS THEY HAD TO IMPROVE.

AND WE'LL CONTINUE TO THIS WILL BE A LIVING DOCUMENT.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO TWEAK THIS.

BUT A GREAT OPPORTUNITY NOW FOR BRINGING EVERYTHING TOGETHER TO USE THAT BOARD MEMBERS WHO HAVE BEEN ON IN SCHOOLS, AS STAFF MEMBERS, YOU KNOW HOW DIFFICULT IT CAN BE AT TIMES.

AND NOW BRINGING EVERYTHING TOGETHER IS GOING TO BE A BIG HELP FOR OUR STAFF MEMBERS, OUR DROPOUT PREVENTION.

THIS IS ONE OF MY PET PEEVES.

IT'S THAT PEOPLE IN THE COUNTRY DON'T PAY A LOT OF ATTENTION TO THIS.

WHEN I GOT HERE, THE FIRST WHEN THE FIRST DOCUMENTS I ASKED FOR WAS A NUMBER OF STUDENTS WHO HAD DROPPED OUT OF SCHOOL, I THINK WE HAVE A PHENOMENAL TEAM IN PLACE.

ACTUALLY MET WITH THEM, SOME OF THEM TODAY.

AGAIN, REBECCA HARMON AND J TYLUS ESPECIALLY ARE LEADING THE CHARGE ON THIS WITH OUR WITH OTHER PEOPLE.

BUT ONE WE HAVE TO HAVE ALTERNATIVE OPPORTUNITIES AND EVEN WITH COVID, WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT COVID NOW WE HAVE YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE WORKING.

SO THEY NEED A ALTERNATIVE OPPORTUNITY AND THEY MAY COME TO SCHOOL AT NIGHT OR THEY MAY GO ONLINE AND THEY AND THEY MAY BE ABLE TO COME AFTER 12 O'CLOCK.

WE'RE GOING TO PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN TO MAKE SURE THEY GET AGAIN TO THE FINISH LINE.

THAT'S OUR RESPONSIBILITY, QUALITY EDUCATION.

THERE ARE HUNDREDS OF REASONS WHY YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN CAN'T CONTINUE IN A REGULAR SCHOOL DAY.

SO WE SHOULD STOP THINKING ABOUT A REGULAR SCHOOL DAY IN THIS MANNER FOR SOME OF OUR STUDENTS.

THE OTHER OPPORTUNITY IS WHEN WE THINK ABOUT THE STUDENTS WHO NEED ADDITIONAL HELP AND SOMETIMES AN ALTERNATIVE ALTERNATIVE SETTING IS PERFECT.

THE BEST EXAMPLE IS THE THREE SIXTY PROGRAM FOR OUR OVER AGE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS.

THEY DO A PHENOMENAL JOB.

I GOT A CHANCE TO WALK THROUGH THERE STAFF'S DOING A GREAT JOB WHEN WE THINK ABOUT WHAT STEPHEN AND WOMEN NOT ONLY DURING THE DAY BUT WHAT THEY DO AT NIGHT FOR ADULT ED AND GED, OUR JOB IS TO MAKE SURE THAT WE HAVE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL FOR THESE STUDENTS, THAT THEY SEE IT BECAUSE IF YOU TAKE AWAY HOPE, YOU TAKE AWAY A FUTURE.

AND SO WE'RE WORKING HARD.

WE'RE GOING TO USE COVID FOR SOME COLLEGE FOR GRADUATION COACHES AND GO INTO COMMUNITIES WHERE WE KNOW THEY'RE CHALLENGED AND ENCOURAGE OUR YOUNG MEN AND WOMEN WHO DROPPED OUT OF SCHOOL.

COME ON, WE CAN GET YOU THROUGH THIS AND HELP THEM.

YOU KNOW, WE'VE ALL NEEDED HELP, SOME MORE THAN OTHERS AND SOME SOMETIMES YOU'VE GOT TO PICK THEM UP AND HELP THEM GET THERE.

BUT WE SHOULD NEVER GIVE UP ON STUDENTS, NEVER GIVE UP ON A STUDENT, JUST SOME OTHER THINGS.

THE BOOKMOBILE I WAS EXCITED ABOUT THE BOOKMOBILE.

WE HAVE A COPY OF WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE.

BUT THEY'RE EXCITED, THE PEOPLE WORKING, THE LADIES FROM THE CREEK, AS THEY CALL IT, AND ALSO WE HAVE A VAN FOR THE FACE PROGRAM WHERE WE'VE ALREADY HAD SCHOOLS SIGN UP

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TO USE THIS VAN TO GO OUT AND DO PROGRAMS IN COMMUNITIES.

SO WE'RE REALLY GOING TO KEEP AN EYE ON THIS.

AND I KNOW THAT I KNOW AMY'S EXCITED ABOUT THE FACE PROGRAM AND WHAT THAT'S GOING TO OFFER.

WE ARE DOING A STUDY WORK.

WE'RE NOT GOING TO PUSH THIS, BUT WE'RE GOING TO DO IN-DEPTH STUDY ON THE SPECIALTY CENTERS.

WE HAVE A TEAM, ESPECIALLY WITH PRINCIPALS, THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT THIS AND DISTRICT OFFICE STAFF AS A PRELIMINARY LOOK AT HOW DO WE BRING MORE EQUITY TO OUR SPECIALTY CENTER PROGRAMS. AND THE VALUE OF SPECIALTY CENTERS OUR DUAL LANGUAGE IMMERSION PROGRAMS. WE THERE'S A VERY SIMPLE WAY OF IMPLEMENTING IT STARTS AT KINDERGARTEN.

EVERY YEAR YOU ADD A GRADE AND WE'RE GOING TO BE BRINGING TO THE BOARD NEXT YEAR, NEXT FALL AN OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK AT A COUPLE OF SCHOOLS WHERE WE CAN REALLY FULLY IMPLEMENT A TRUE IMMERSION PROGRAM TO OUR SYSTEM.

AND I THINK PEOPLE ARE EXCITED ABOUT THAT OPPORTUNITY.

WE ARE WALKING THROUGH OUR PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT AND LOOKING AT MAKE SURE THEY'RE ADA COMPLIANT AND MAKING SURE THAT WE HAVE ENOUGH EQUIPMENT FOR OUR SCHOOLS AND OUR STUDENTS.

YOU ONLY HAVE ONE SET OF PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT AND A WHOLE CLASS, YOU KNOW, FIFTH GRADE GOES OUT TO PLAY.

IT'S LIKE MORTAL COMBAT OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE YARD.

YOU WON'T HAVE PLACES TO PLAY OPPORTUNITY.

WE ARE WORKING WITH THE COUNTY AND VERY STRONG PARTNERSHIP HERE, WHICH WILL OPEN A FILE.

THERE WILL BE SOME FINAL PLANS HERE ON COMBINING OUR DISTRICT OFFICES.

THAT IS AN OPPORTUNITY THAT WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SO WE CAN EXPAND OUR CTE PROGRAMING, ESPECIALLY IN GAMING AND PROGRAMING AND CYBERSECURITY AND OTHER TECH AREAS THAT THE COMMUNITY BUSINESS AREA SAYING WE WILL HIRE YOUR STUDENTS EVEN BEFORE THEY GET OUT OF SCHOOL, IF YOU TRAIN THEM, AND SO WE KNOW THERE'S A JOB MARKET AND WE BELIEVE OUR STUDENTS SHOULD HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO GO TO SCHOOL, GET A JOB OR DO BOTH AND GREAT OPPORTUNITY.

WE WILL WE WILL DOUBLE THE SIZE OF OUR CTE PROGRAMMING.

ONCE THIS OCCURS AND THE GOAL IS THAT WE WILL OUR TARGET RIGHT NOW GOAL IS AUGUST OF 23 TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN.

OUR CAPITAL APPROVAL PLAN WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT.

THERE'S ALWAYS NEW THINGS GOING ON WITH OUR CAPITAL PROGRAM AND WE'RE LOOKING FORWARD TO IT.

I JUST WANT US TO BUILD SCHOOLS AND BUILD SCHOOLS AND I'M HAPPY AND I'LL BE THE CHEERLEADER.

HOW WE GET THERE AND WE'RE WORKING HARD WITH THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS AND I TOLD DR. CASEY IT'S BEEN A PLEASURE THE LAST REALLY 18 MONTHS, ESPECIALLY WORKING A TRUE PARTNERSHIP WITH THE COUNTY.

AND I THINK THIS BOARD HAS A LOT TO DO WITH THAT.

BUT THANK YOU FOR THAT.

BUT IT'S BEEN A PLEASURE.

AND WE'RE WORKING HARD.

WE'RE WORKING HARD TOGETHER.

AND WE DON'T HAVE TO AGREE ON EVERYTHING.

WE JUST HAVE TO GET TO THE END DATE AND GO WITH EVERYTHING SOFTWARE.

WE'RE WORKING HARD.

I KNOW EACH OF OUR DEPARTMENTS ARE DIGGING INTO THIS, SO WE'RE TRYING TO GET US CAUGHT UP TO THE 21ST CENTURY.

IT WAS NEGLECTED FOR A VERY LONG TIME.

AND I KNOW OUR STAFF MEMBERS, WE'RE LOOKING AT WHAT THE OPTIONS ARE AND MAKING SURE THAT WE BECOME MORE EFFICIENT, WHICH MAKES US A BETTER SCHOOL DISTRICT.

AND FINAL TWO THINGS WE'RE REBRANDING AND PEOPLE SAY, WHAT ARE YOU REBRANDING? WELL, WE HAVE TO SHARE WHAT HAPPENS AT EVERY GRADE LEVEL.

WE HAVE TO SHARE WHAT SCHOOL LOOKS LIKE.

AND SO WE HAVE HAD I'VE SEEN MOST OF THE VIDEOS WHERE WE ARE TALKING IN ENGLISH AND SPANISH ON WHAT TO EXPECT AS A KINDERGARTEN STUDENT IN FIRST GRADE, WHAT TO EXPECT AS A SIXTH GRADER COMING IN, BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT OF NEW FACES COMING IN.

AND WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT THEY'VE BEEN OUT OF SOME OF OUR STUDENTS, BEEN OUT OF SCHOOL SINCE MARCH OF MARCH 13TH OF 2020.

AND SO WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE WELCOMING BACK IN OUR RETREAT THIS SUMMER FOR OUR ADMINISTRATORS.

WE'LL TALK A LOT ABOUT THE WELCOME BACK OPPORTUNITY.

AND THEN FINALLY, WE ARE DOING A STUDY ON RECESS AND LOOKING AT THAT.

AND WE THINK WE SORT OF SOLVED THOSE ISSUES WHERE SCHOOLS ARE HAVING SOME OPPORTUNITIES.

I'VE BEEN OUT IN SCHOOLS AND SOME OF THEIR OUTDOOR CLASSROOM SPACE.

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU WITH THAT TO A CLASSROOM SPACE? BUT WE'RE LETTING THEM TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DEVELOP THEIR OWN.

I DIDN'T THINK IT WAS A MANDATE.

IT SHOULD COME FROM ME, BUT I SAID, YOU KNOW YOUR KIDS, YOU KNOW YOUR SCHEDULE, YOU KNOW HOW YOUR TEACHERS WORK AND HOW DOES THAT WORK.

SO WE'RE STILL LOOKING INTO THAT.

AND SOMETIME, MAYBE IN THE WINTER OR EARLY SPRING, WE'LL COME BACK WITH A REPORT ON HOW WELL WE'RE DOING WITH THIS ISSUE.

SO THAT'S ALL THE NEW INITIATIVES I HAD PUT IN FOR THIS YEAR.

AND SO WE DIDN'T LET A PANDEMIC STOP US.

AND WE ARE SPENDING A LOT OF TIME THIS SUMMER WITH SOME PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR ALL OF OUR ADMINISTRATORS, ALL OF OUR ADMINISTRATORS.

I WILL BE DOING AM ENTIRE SESSION ON WHAT THE FUTURE LOOKS LIKE IN ANOTHER SESSION, ON PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, ON LEADERSHIP AND WHAT LEADERSHIP LOOKS LIKE AND MOVING US FORWARD, YOU KNOW, FOR THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.

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THANK YOU, DR. DAUGHERTY BOARD MEMBERS, IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? INITIATIVES, THAT YOU TRULY ARE A GREAT LEADER, DR.

DAUGHERTY AND I REMEMBER WALKING INTO YOUR OFFICE IN THE VERY BEGINNING AND YOU HAVE A BIG WHITEBOARD IN THERE WITH THIS LONG, LONG LIST OF INITIATIVES.

AND I WAS IN YOUR OFFICE TODAY AND THEY'RE ERASED.

WELL, BECAUSE.

I KNOW.

I KNOW.

BUT MY POINT IS YOU ACCOMPLISH THEM ALL LITERALLY.

GUYS, HE HAS THIS LONG LIST AND HE HAS ACCOMPLISHED THEM ALL.

VERY FOCUSED, VERY DRIVEN.

AND I APPRECIATE IT SO MUCH FOR YOUR FUTURE INITIATIVES AND THE ONES THAT WE HAVEN'T ACCOMPLISHED YET.

I HAVE ALL THE CONFIDENCE IN THE WORLD THAT YOU'LL GET THEM DONE AS WELL.

AND WITH OUR HELP, I KNOW WE WILL ACCOMPLISH EVERYTHING ON THAT LIST.

I WILL HAVE TO SAY I AM MOST EXCITED ABOUT TWO ON YOUR FUTURE INITIATIVE LIST AND RISING TO THE TOP FOR THAT FOR ME AND MY DALE DISTRICT FOLKS IS GOING TO BE FALLING CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOLS, BRAND NEW REBUILD.

YAY! THAT COMMUNITY NEEDS THIS SCHOOL AND I KNOW WE'RE GOING TO GET IT THERE.

I'M GRATEFUL WE'RE GETTING THE MEGA TRAILERS TO GET THEM OUT OF THE TWENTY THREE INDIVIDUAL TRAILERS.

THAT'S HUGE.

YOU'VE ACCOMPLISHED THAT INITIATIVE.

BUT NOW WE'RE MOVING FORWARD WITH THE REBUILDING OF A BRAND NEW SCHOOL FOR THAT COMMUNITY.

AND I AM SO GRATEFUL THAT THAT WAS A PRIORITY OF YOURS AND YOU'VE MADE THAT HAPPEN.

MY NEXT FAVORITE THING ON THE FUTURE INITIATIVE LIST IS THE PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT AND MAKING SURE THAT EVERY CHILD IN EVERY SCHOOL HAS AN ACCESSIBLE PLAYGROUND, THAT WHETHER THEY ARE IN A WHEELCHAIR, BLIND, DEAF, ABLE BODIED, THEY HAVE A PLAYGROUND THAT THEY CAN PLAY ON.

AND I, I KNOW THAT THAT'S A PASSION OF MINE.

AND YOU'VE EMBRACED IT AND YOU'VE PUT IT ON YOUR INITIATIVE LIST.

AND FOR THOSE TWO THINGS, I AM EXTREMELY GRATEFUL AND I CAN'T WAIT TO SEE WHAT COMES ON THE NEXT LIST.

WELL, THANK YOU, MS. BAILEY.

BUT I HAVE TO I'M, I'M JUST A PART OF THE TEAM.

I HAVE SOME UNBELIEVABLE PEOPLE THAT THEY REALLY ARE AND THEY'RE IN THIS AUDIENCE, THE CHAMPIONS.

AND AND I'VE BEEN BLESSED THAT THEY DECIDED TO STAY OR WORK OR COME TO WORK IN CHESTERFIELD COUNTY BECAUSE THEY MAKE A DIFFERENCE AND I TELL THEM, HAVE TO BE SMARTER THAN ME TO WORK WITH ME.

AND THEY ARE SMARTER THAN I AM.

SO I'M VERY PLEASED WITH THAT.

MS. HAINES.

I'M ALSO REALLY EXCITED ABOUT A LOT OF THE INITIATIVES, AND I JUST HAVE TO T HROW OUT THE INCREASING RECESS TIME, MS. BAILEY AND I HAD TALKED WHEN YOU HAVE ALL THAT AMAZING ACCESSIBLE EQUIPMENT, I KNOW IT'S NOT GOING TO BE TOMORROW, BUT ACKNOWLEDGING THAT INCLUSIVE PLAY DOES TAKE A LITTLE BIT LONGER.

AND SO, YOU KNOW, GIVING THAT PERMISSION THAT IT'S OK TO TAKE AN EXTRA 10 MINUTES IN TRANSITION SO THAT YOU CAN GO OUT WITH YOUR FRIEND WHO NEEDS MORE TIME TO GET OUT THAT DOOR.

SO I JUST REALLY THANK YOU FOR THAT.

AND THEN THE TRANSPORTATION PIECE, I GUESS WE DID COVER THAT AT THE WORK SESSION, BUT BECAUSE NOT EVERYBODY WATCHES BOTH, IF YOU COULD MAYBE REPEAT OUR NOT SO ROSY OUTLOOK WHEN IT COMES TO TRANSPORTATION NEXT YEAR.

YES, MA'AM, I WOULD LOVE TO.

BUT I WAS I WAS ON A ROLL HERE.

YOU KNOW, I GOT TO TELL YOU WHAT, I'LL KEEP IT POSITIVE DR.

DAUGHERTY JUST TO KIND OF ECHO WHAT THE OTHER BOARD MEMBERS I BET ALL THE BOARD MEMBERS FEEL THIS WAY IS THAT ALL YOUR INITIATIVES ARE MEANINGFUL AND THEY'RE MOVING OUR DISTRICT IN A POSITIVE WAY.

AND I'M JUST GLAD THAT I COULD BE A PART OF IT.

YOU'RE DOING A GREAT JOB LEADING THE TEAM.

AND YOU KNOW, ANYTHING WE DO TO TRY TO HELP OUT OR HELP SUPPORT MORE THAN HAPPY TO DO IT, BUT I'M VERY GRATEFUL AT THE PROGRESS THAT WE'VE MADE IN JUST A YEAR AND A HALF.

SO THANK YOU.

AND IT'S BECAUSE OF YOU.

SO THANK YOU.

WELL, AND JUST WITH HAINES, I'VE BEEN SPEAKING I'VE BEEN PREACHING THIS FOR THREE MONTHS NOW, BUT WE ARE LETTING EVERYONE KNOW THAT THERE IS A BUS DRIVER SHORTAGE.

WE KNOW THAT IT'S NOT THE ONLY POSITION WHERE THERE'S A SHORTAGE.

THERE'S.

CHICK FIL A HAS A SHORTAGE, YOU KNOW, THERE'S A PROBLEM WHEN CHICK FIL A HAS A SHORTAGE OF HIRING, WE HAVE OUR BUS DRIVER PAY, I THINK IT'S 17.21, SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

WE HAVE PUT SOME BONUSES IN PLACE, SOME INCENTIVES IN PLACE.

AND I KNOW THAT THEY ARE WORKING.

THE ENTIRE H.R.

DEPARTMENT IS WORKING EXTREMELY HARD TO HELP WITH THAT.

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BUT WE ARE GOING TO, AS MS. COKER SAID, WE ARE GOING TO ASK OUR PARENTS TO HELP US AGAIN FOR THAT REASON.

AND MAYBE IN THE NEAR FUTURE, PEOPLE WILL START COMING BACK TO WORK.

MS. COKER.

I JUST WANTED TO ALSO SAY THANK YOU, ALL OF YOUR INITIATIVES HAVE PURPOSE AND IT'S A POSITIVE PURPOSE.

AND THERE'S ONE THAT I THINK YOU SKIPPED OVER THAT I KNOW YOU'RE ALSO VERY PROUD OF, AND THAT'S THE TURFS FOR THE FOOTBALL FIELDS.

AND WE DIDN'T MENTION IT.

HE DIDN'T MENTION.

YEAH.

YEAH.

WELL, WE'RE WORKING HARD WITH.

THANK YOU FOR RIGHT NOW.

WE ARE WORKING WITH THE COUNTY.

AS EVERYBODY KNOWS, THE COUNTY REALLY ARE THE OWNERS OF OUR BUILDINGS.

AND I THINK DR.

CASEY IS REALLY A VISIONARY HERE.

HE'S WORKING WITH US ON THIS TO, YOU KNOW, SPORTS TOURISM IS A BIG THING.

AND RIGHT NOW THERE'S NOT ENOUGH SPACE TO HAVE HAVE A TOURNAMENT HERE.

THEY HAVE GOT TO GO TO RICHMOND, PUT TURF FIELDS IN OUR IN OUR HIGH SCHOOL SETTINGS.

ONE, IT'S THE AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT YOU SAVE OVER THE TIME FRAME ACTUALLY HELPS PAY FOR THE FIELDS.

BUT THE OPPORTUNITY THAT YOU REALLY DON'T HAVE TO CANCEL SPORTING EVENTS, YOU CAN HAVE MULTIPLE SPORTING EVENTS YOU CAN USE A FIELD FOR.

I THINK IT'S NINE SPORTS OPPORTUNITIES AND IT'S JUST NOT USED ON A WEDNESDAY OR THURSDAY OR FRIDAY.

IT CAN BE USED ON A WEEKEND BY THE COUNTY.

AND SO I THINK WE WE BOTH HAVE A SHARED VISION OF HOW DO WE MAKE CHESTERFIELD A BETTER PLACE FOR PEOPLE TO WANT TO COME AND BE INVOLVED ALL YEAR ROUND.

WELL, I'M EXCITED, I AM EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

YOU KNOW, ONCE YOU'RE A FOOTBALL COACH, YOU GOT TO ENJOY THAT.

SO WE'RE EXCITED ABOUT THAT OPPORTUNITY.

THANK YOU, DR. DAUGHERTY.

THANK YOU.

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

MR. CHAIR, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD DR.

DAUGHERTY I'LL FIRST DIRECT YOUR ATTENTION TO MEMO 076 DASH 21 ACCEPTANCE OF NEW

[1. Memo #076-21: Acceptance of New Grants - ESSER III]

GRANTS RELATED TO ESSER THREE, AS WELL AS THE ACCOMPANYING PRESENTATION THAT I'LL WALK THROUGH AS I GO THROUGH THIS DISCUSSION.

IN THIS MEMO, WE SUBMIT FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION THE INITIAL APPROPRIATION OF APPROXIMATELY FIFTY ONE POINT FOUR MILLION DOLLARS ALLOCATED TO CCPS FROM THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN ACT, OFTEN REFERRED TO AS ESSER THREE.

THE MEMO ATTACHED LOOKS TO APPROPRIATE APPROXIMATELY THIRTY NINE POINT TWO MILLION TO INSTRUCTION POINT TWO MILLION TO ADMINISTRATION, ONE POINT THREE MILLION TO TRANSPORTATION, SIX POINT SIX MILLION TO OPERATIONS AND MAINTENANCE, ABOUT HALF A MILLION TO FOOD SERVICE AND THREE POINT FIVE MILLION TO TECHNOLOGY.

YOU WILL BE HAPPY TO KNOW THAT WE ARE REQUIRED TO REEVALUATE OUR PLAN AT LEAST EVERY SIX MONTHS FOR THE TERM OF THIS GRANT, WHICH ALLOWS FOR SPENDING THROUGH SEPTEMBER OF 2024.

SO WE ARE LOOKING TO SET APPROPRIATIONS THIS EVENING FOR SUBSEQUENT REVIEW AND APPROVAL BY THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS.

WE WILL BE REVISITING THIS FUNDING PLAN FREQUENTLY THROUGHOUT THE TERMS OF THIS THIS AWARD AS WE ASSESS APPROPRIATE USE OF THIS FUNDS AS WE GO FORWARD.

I'LL NOW TURN YOUR ATTENTION TO THE PRESENTATION AND I'LL QUICKLY WALK THROUGH SOME SOME SLIDES HERE.

PAGE THREE, I'LL START BY REMINDING THE BOARD THAT JUST LAST MONTH I CAME TO YOU WITH A PLAN TO APPROPRIATE APPROXIMATELY TWENTY THREE MILLION FROM ESSER TWO THAT WAS SHARED WITH THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS LAST WEEK IN A PUBLIC HEARING IS BEING HELD IN JUNE FOR THAT MONEY.

ESSER THREE WILL FOLLOW A SIMILAR TIMELINE AND PROCESS AND WITH THE SCHOOL BOARD TO APPROVE THIS PRELIMINARY PLAN THIS EVENING AND IN SUBSEQUENT BOARD OF SUPERVISOR MEETINGS, WE WILL LOOK FOR BOTH A PUBLIC HEARING AND AN APPROPRIATION FROM THAT GROUP LIKELY IN AUGUST.

I'LL TURN YOUR ATTENTION.

I SHOWED THE SLIDE LAST MONTH TO THE ESSER TWO PIECE.

I'LL POINT YOUR ATTENTION TO THE RIGHT SIDE.

ESSER THREE TODAY.

YOU WILL NOTE THAT WE ARE LOOKING TO APPROXIMATE JUST OVER FIFTY ONE POINT FOUR MILLION DOLLARS THIS EVENING.

THE STATE HAS RELEASED TWO THIRDS OF THIS MONEY ALREADY AND WILL RELEASE THE FINAL ONE THIRD OVER THE SUMMER.

THE FUNDING IS AVAILABLE, AS IT NOTES HERE, THROUGH SEPTEMBER OF 2024.

AS A REMINDER, WHEN WE ALLOCATED THAT TWENTY THREE MILLION TO ESSER TWO LAST MONTH, THAT INCLUDED ABOUT TEN MILLION TOWARDS RECOVERY OF LEARNING LISTED HERE, A SUMMER SCHOOL, AS WELL AS TECHNOLOGY, DIGITAL CURRICULUM AND BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS IN ESSER THREE, YOU WILL SEE A VAST MAJORITY OF THE FUNDING BEING ALLOCATED.

INSTRUCTIONAL NEEDS, AS I WILL EXPLAIN AS WE GO THROUGH ESSER THREE, REQUIRES MEANINGFUL ENGAGEMENT WITH STAKEHOLDERS, INCLUDING STAFF AND COMMUNITY.

IN DEVELOPING THIS PLAN, WE HAVE HAD NUMEROUS DISCUSSIONS WITH STAFF AND AS WELL AS SHARED WITH COMMUNITY THROUGH OUR CITIZENS BUDGET ADVISORY GROUP, AS WELL AS OUR AUDIT AND FINANCE COMMITTEE.

WE WILL CONTINUE TO SEEK ADDITIONAL FEEDBACK OVER THE SUMMER AS WELL AS PART OF THIS PLAN.

THE FEDERAL GUIDELINES SUGGEST WE SPEND THIS FUNDS THROUGH THREE DIFFERENT BIG

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GROUPINGS.

YOU SEE THEM HERE LISTED.

AS FOR PREVENTION AND MITIGATION, ADDRESSING UNFINISHED LEARNING AND OTHER USES, I.E.

TECHNOLOGY.

THE KEY STIPULATION FOR THIS PARTICULAR GRANT IS A 20 PERCENT OF THESE FUNDS MUST BE SPENT IN THAT MIDDLE BUCKET AROUND ADDRESSING UNFINISHED LEARNING.

AND I'M HAPPY TO SAY WITH THE PLAN I'M PRESENTING TO YOU TODAY, WE ARE WELL NORTH OF THAT AND WE WILL NOT BE AT RISK OF COMING ANYWHERE CLOSE TO BEING BELOW 20 PERCENT IN THIS PLAN.

AND HERE I WILL SUBMIT FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION A HIGH LEVEL VIEW OF WHERE WE ANTICIPATE THESE FUNDS BEING SPENT.

YOU CAN SEE THE FIRST BUCKET PREVENTION AND MITIGATION, APPROXIMATELY TEN PERCENT IS ALLOCATED TO THIS BUCKET, WHICH INCLUDES CUSTODIAL AND BUILDING IMPROVEMENTS PRIMARILY ASSOCIATED WITH OUR HVAC SYSTEMS. YOU'LL SEE CLOSE TO SEVENTY PERCENT ARE IN THAT BUCKET WHERE WE ARE REQUIRED TO SPEND TWENTY TOWARDS UNFINISHED LEARNING.

YOU CAN SEE SIX MILLION FOR TUTORING AND AFTERSCHOOL REMEDIATION, TWO MILLION FOR DIFFERENTIATED SUPPORT POSITIONS REALLY TO TARGET OUR STUDENTS MOST AT NEED.

EIGHT MILLION FOR OUR K THROUGH EIGHT VIRTUAL ACADEMY TO ENSURE VIRTUAL TEACHERS ARE TEACHING VIRTUALLY AND FACE TO FACE INSTRUCTORS ARE TEACHING FACE TO FACE THREE MILLION FOR LITERACY.

YOU HEARD A GREAT DISCUSSION ON THAT EARLIER TODAY IN THE WORKING SESSION, FIVE MILLION TO BETTER SUPPORT ONLINE LEARNING.

THIS ONE PRIMARILY AT THE SECONDARY LEVELS, TEN MILLION TO PROVIDE AN ADDITIONAL FULL TIME SUBSTITUTE TO EACH OF OUR SCHOOLS.

THIS IS A HUGE WIN FOR OUR SCHOOLS AS THEY LOOK TO TO WELCOME OUR STUDENTS BACK ONE MILLION TO FUND DROPOUT PREVENTION.

YOU HEARD THAT IS ONE OF THE KEY ITEMS ON DR.

DAUGHERTY PLAN.

THIS WILL PROVIDE FIVE DROPOUT SPECIALISTS TO HELP SUPPORT THOSE NEEDS GOING FORWARD.

THE REMAINING TEN MILLION YOU SEE ON THE RIGHT, YOU CAN SEE THE FIRST THREE MILLION RELATED TO TECHNOLOGY, ADDITIONAL CHROMEBOOK SOFTWARE, ET CETERA.

YOU'VE HEARD THAT AND PRETTY MUCH EVERY ESSER PRESENTATION I'VE DONE THAT WILL CONTINUE TO BE A NEED THROUGH THIS ONE.

THE OTHER THREE MILLION ARE RELATED TO RETENTION BONUSES TO HELP SUPPORT OUR MOST HARD TO FILL WORK POSITIONS SPECIFICALLY WE'RE CALLING OUT NOW THE PLAN TO PUT FORWARD A THOUSAND DOLLARS PER YEAR FOR BUS DRIVERS PAID IN TWO SEPARATE CHUNKS, ONE IN THE SPRING OR ONE IN THE FALL, ONE IN THE SPRING, AS WELL AS FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS A YEAR FOR OTHER HARD TO FILL HOURLY EMPLOYEES SUCH AS INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANTS, FOOD SERVICE WORKERS, CUSTODIAL, ETC.. YOU'LL NOTICE THE OTHER ITEM ON HERE IS ABOUT ONE MILLION FOR WHAT WE'RE CALLING FAMILY BASED SCHOOL SUPPORT, THIS WILL PROVIDE TRANSLATION AND OTHER SUPPORT AT SCHOOLS WITH THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS.

THIS WOULD FUND APPROXIMATELY 13 OF THOSE POSITIONS OVER THE COURSE OF THE GRANT, PAGE 9, 10 AND 11.

WE'LL GO TO A LITTLE BIT MORE DETAIL ON EACH OF THOSE.

I WILL LEAVE THOSE FOR THE BOARD'S CONSIDERATION AS WE GO FORWARD.

PAGE, PAGE RIGHT NOW, 11, I GUESS IT IS.

WE'LL SHOW YOU ONCE AGAIN THE APPROPRIATION CATEGORIES THAT WERE ULTIMATELY ASKING THE BOARD TO CONSIDER THIS EVENING AS LAID OUT IN THE MEMO.

AND FINALLY, BEFORE I TURN IT OVER TO THE BOARD FOR QUESTIONS, I DO WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THAT CCPS HAS BEEN THE BENEFICIARY OF A GREAT DEAL OF ADDITIONAL FEDERAL SUPPORT SINCE THE START OF THE PANDEMIC.

I'M VERY GRATEFUL FOR THE SUPPORT IT HAS DONE IMMENSE GOOD FOR THIS COUNTY.

HOWEVER, I MUST REMIND BOTH THE PUBLIC AND THE BOARD THAT THESE FUNDS DO EXPIRE AND WE ARE BEING VERY CAUTIOUS TO AVOID A FUNDING CLIFF IN 2025.

YOU WILL SEE OUR CURRENT PLAN RAMPS THE FUNDING DOWN OVER TIME TO MINIMIZE THAT CLIFF.

AND WE WILL NEED TO CAREFULLY LOOK AT THIS IN COMING BUDGET CYCLES TO FURTHER AVOID ANY CLIFF AND TO ENSURE A SUSTAINABLE MODEL GOING FORWARD, ESPECIALLY WHEN WE GET TO 2025 AND THIS MONEY IS NO LONGER THERE.

WITH THAT, I WILL PAUSE AND ASK FOR THE BOARD'S CONSIDERATION FOR MEMO SEVENTY SIX.

DASH TWENTY TWO.

THANK YOU, MR. MEISTER BOARD MEMBERS MAY HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE MEMO SEVENTY SIX DASH TWENTY ONE AS PRESENTED.

SO MOVED.

IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND.

BOARD MEMBERS IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? MS. HEFFRON.

THANK YOU.

NEVER MIND.

OK, MS. HAINES.

YOU KNOW, I FORGOT TO TELL YOU, OTHER THAN TO, I GUESS, REITERATE THAT I THINK WE GOT THAT, I THINK IT GIVES ALL OF US PAUSE THE FACT THAT THIS MONEY IS GOING TO.

RIGHT.

I THINK WE'RE JUST ALL AND EACH OF US COULD PICK SOMETHING DIFFERENT.

BUT I LOOK AT FULL TIME SUBS IS ONE THING THAT STOOD OUT TO ME.

I GUESS WE JUST HAVE TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET THAT INTO OUR BUDGET WHEN THIS MONEY IS GONE.

SO I KNOW EVERYONE'S THINKING ABOUT THAT.

AND DR. DAUGHERTY, BEFORE YOU SPEAK, BECAUSE YOU CAN ADDRESS BOTH OF THESE IN ONE COMMENT, PROBABLY BECAUSE IT'S A VERY SIMILAR CONCERN.

AND MINE WAS THE TRANSLATOR'S AGAIN BRINGING ON TRANSLATORS TO COMMUNITIES WHO DESPERATELY NEED THEM WITH THESE ONE TIME FUNDS WHEN WE FALL OFF THIS CLIFF AND THAT SUPPORT IS PULLED OUT.

I'M CONCERNED ABOUT THAT.

AND WE NEED TO START MAYBE TRYING TO IDENTIFY FUTURE FUNDS FOR THINGS OF THAT

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NATURE BECAUSE SUBSTITUTES AND FULL TIME SUBS, THAT'S A NICETY AND THAT'S GREAT.

BUT A TRANSLATOR IN A COMMUNITY THAT IS HIGH, YOU KNOW, ESL STUDENTS, THAT'S THE SUPPORT WE'RE GOING TO BE GIVING THEM, THAT THEY'RE NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO KEEP IF THIS MONEY WHEN THIS MONEY GOES AWAY.

SO YOU CAN ADDRESS BOTH OF THOSE.

THANK YOU.

I'M GOING TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS TOO MS. COKER.

I CAN SEE YOU GETTING READY.

SO THE OPPORTUNITY I WE'VE HAD A LOT OF DISCUSSION BACK AND FORTH WITH OUR TEAM AND THERE ARE SOME CRACKS WE HAD TO FILL IN THE WALL.

I'M USING THAT TERMINOLOGY BECAUSE WE NEVER THOUGHT THIS WAS A LONG TERM SOLUTION.

IT WAS A SHORT TERM SOLUTION TO MAKE SURE WE HAD THE DATA TO MAKE IT A LONG TERM SOLUTION.

SO IF OUR DROPOUT PREVENTION COORDINATORS ARE HELPING US LOWER OUR DROPOUT RATE, I'LL BE THE FIRST TO RUN THE FLAG TO COME GET THE MONEY.

IF OUR TRANSLATORS ARE HELPING OUR FAMILIES FEEL MORE SECURE AND WE SEE MORE ENGAGEMENT FROM OUR HISPANIC COMMUNITY.

I'LL BE THE FIRST.

AND WE'VE ALREADY STARTED TO SEE THE EXCITEMENT THAT WE SAID WE'RE GOING TO DO IT FROM THE COMMUNITY FOR THE SUB'S, HOW WE CAN HELP OUR PRINCIPLES WITHOUT BEING STRESSED.

AND SO SOME OF THE THINGS THAT WE PUT INTO THE PLAN HERE AND I WILL GO BACK TO THOSE HORRIBLE LETTERS OF NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND, YOU KNOW, WHEN WE REMEMBER THAT.

BUT I REMEMBER IT AND WE GOT MONEY.

AND I WAS IN A STATE THAT GOT THE FIRST ROUND OF FUNDING AND I DID THE SAME THING.

I SAID, LET'S MAKE SURE THAT WE START FIXING SOME HOLES THAT WE HAVE.

AND THEN I HAVE NO IDEA WHAT 2024 WILL LOOK LIKE.

BUT I KNOW THAT FROM RIGHT NOW TO 2024, WE'RE GOING TO HELP A LOT OF PEOPLE.

AND AS WE GET CLOSER, WE SAY, LET'S START MOVING SOME THINGS OVER, JUST LIKE WE DID THIS YEAR WITH THE NURSES, THE COUNSELORS AND ESL WORKERS.

SO THERE'S A TRUST FACTOR HERE THAT WE KNOW WHAT WE'RE DOING, BUT WE ARE ADDRESSING THE NEEDS THAT OUR FAMILIES SAID THEY HAD OUR TEACHERS SAID THAT THEY HAD AND OUR PRINCIPLES THAT THEY HAD.

AND SO WE'RE ADDRESSING THEM WILL CONTINUE TO LOOK AT FUNDING.

SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO ADJUST BUDGETS.

SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO MOVE THINGS AROUND.

BUT I AM CONFIDENT THAT WHEN 2024 GETS HERE AND WE MOVE TO 2025 THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING AT SOME VERY GOOD DATA AND WHO KNOWS WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS.

BUT I KNOW THAT WE HAVE A PLAN TO MOVE FORWARD FOR THE NEXT, YOU KNOW, FOUR, THREE YEARS, THREE AND A HALF YEARS.

THANK YOU DR.

DAUGHERTY, DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION? HE KNOWS MY QUESTIONS.

ACTUALLY, I DO HAVE ONE FOR MR. MEISTER.

THEY'RE REAL QUICK.

THE ESSER THREE MONEY.

WHEN WHEN WILL THAT COME TO US BECAUSE ESER TWO, I THINK WE ALREADY HAVE SOME OF THE FUNDING.

THE REST OF IT WILL COME THE SUMMER.

THE FUNDS ARE, ESER TWO AND TWO THIRDS OF ESSER THREE ARE AVAILABLE.

NOW THE CHALLENGE IS ULTIMATELY INTERNAL CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PROCESSES WHERE WE NEED ULTIMATELY APPROPRIATIONS FROM THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT.

SO THAT WILL TAKE A COUPLE OF CYCLES TO RUN THROUGH.

LIKE ESSER TWO, WE CAME TO YOU LAST MONTH WITH ESER TWO FOR APPROVAL.

THAT GOES TO THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS JUST LAST WEEK AND THEY'LL HAVE A PUBLIC HEARING AND A VOTE TO APPROPRIATE THAT IN JUNE.

IN JULY, SORRY.

AND THIS ONE WILL BE ONE MONTH BEHIND THAT.

OK, THERE'S BEEN A MOTION AND A SECOND MR. CLERK CALL ROLL AND A MOTION DOT HEFFRON.

AYE, DEBBIE BAILEY AYE KATHRYN HAINES AYE ANN COKER AYE RYAN HARTER AYE THE MEMO IS

[2. Memo #077-21: FY2021 - Quarterly Budget Review - Year End]

APPROVED NEXT WE HAVE MEMO SEVENTY SEVEN DASH TWENTY ONE MR. MEISTER.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR.

ONCE AGAIN, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD DR.

DAUGHERTY THIS TIME I'LL DIRECT YOUR ATTENTION TO MEMO 077 DASH 21, WHICH IS OUR QUARTERLY BUDGET REVIEW AND YEAR END UPDATE, AS WELL AS THE ACCOMPANYING PRESENTATION.

WE ANTICIPATE MEANINGFUL EXPENSE SAVINGS IN FY 21, AS WELL AS ADDITIONAL REVENUE.

AND OVER THE COURSE OF THIS DISCUSSION, I WILL RECOMMEND THE BOARD.

ONE APPROVE THE REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE REVISIONS AND APPROPRIATION CHANGES AS OUTLINED IN APPENDIX A TWO RESERVE AND RE APPROPRIATE THE FUNDS IDENTIFIED IN SCHEDULES B AND C, AND FINALLY REQUESTED ANY REMAINING FUNDS AVAILABLE.

POST YEAR END RESERVE FOR FUTURE SCHOOL NEEDS TO BE DETERMINED AT A LATER DATE IN SUPPORT OF THOSE GOALS.

I'LL TURN YOUR ATTENTION TO THE ATTACHED PRESENTATION WHERE I WHERE I WILL REVIEW PROJECTED FUTURE PROJECTED YEAR IN SAVINGS AND THE REQUEST FOR YEAR END

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REVIEW.

SO WE'RE RECOMMENDING SETTING ASIDE TWENTY TWO MILLION DOLLARS OF BUDGET RESERVES IN FY 21.

THIS IS SUPPORTED BY AN ESTIMATED TWENTY NINE MILLION IN TOTAL FUNDS AVAILABLE.

THE TWENTY TWO MILLION IN REQUESTED RESERVES ARE TO BE USED OR PROPOSED TO BE USED AS FOLLOWS.

TWELVE MILLION TO SET ASIDE FOR ENSURING SUSTAINABILITY OF THE CURRENT AND POTENTIAL FUTURE COMPENSATION PLANS.

FIVE MILLION TO SUPPORT VARIOUS CARRYOVER ITEMS BUDGETED THIS YEAR AND FIVE MILLION IN REQUIRED RESERVES.

I MENTIONED THAT WE WILL ANTICIPATE ABOUT TWENTY NINE MILLION IN FUNDS AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT THESE YEAR END RESERVES OF THAT.

TWENTY FIVE OF THAT TWENTY FIVE IS EXPECTED TO BE FROM COST SAVINGS AND FOUR MILLION FROM INCREASED REVENUE.

THE TWENTY FIVE MILLION IN GROSS EXPENSE SAVINGS REFLECTS ABOUT A FOUR PERCENT SAVINGS VERSUS OUR OPERATING BUDGET, EXCLUDING THAT LARGELY DRIVEN BY THE EVENTS AND IMPACTS OF THE PANDEMIC, INCLUDING LOWER INSTRUCTIONAL COSTS, LOWER TRANSPORTATION AND UTILITY COSTS, RESTRICTING SOME OPERATIONAL EXPENSES AS WELL AS THE ABILITY TO ABSORB AREAS WITH HIGHER THAN EXPECTED COSTS TO THE FEDERAL CARES FUNDING THAT WE HAD RECENTLY SEEN.

I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT THIS TWENTY FIVE MILLION IN GROSS SAVINGS IS COMPARABLE TO THE SAVINGS WE REALIZED IN FY 20 WE SEE FY 20 WAS A LITTLE BIT HIGHER THAN THAT, ABOUT TWENTY SEVEN AND A HALF MILLION THIS YEAR IN FY 21.

HOWEVER, WE DO ANTICIPATE SOME ADDITIONAL REVENUE UPSIDE TO DRIVE THE ANTICIPATED SAVINGS TO TWENTY NINE MILLION.

PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT THESE REFLECT ESTIMATES AND ARE NOT THE FINAL AUDITED RESULTS.

WE'LL HAVE THOSE IN A FEW MONTHS AFTER THE FISCAL YEAR ENDS.

AND I WILL ALSO PAUSE HERE THAT TWENTY FIVE AND TWENTY NINE MILLION IS NOT TYPICAL.

AND THIS BOARD AND THIS PUBLIC SHOULD RECOGNIZE THAT TWENTY FIVE AND TWENTY NINE MILLION OF SAVINGS OF YEAR END FUNDS IS TRULY ATYPICAL AND IS THE RESULT OF THE PANDEMIC.

WE SHOULD EXPECT A ONE ONE AND A HALF PERCENT SAVINGS WOULD BE MORE TYPICAL, WHICH WOULD BE IN THE EIGHT TO 10 MILLION RANGE.

AND THAT'S TYPICALLY WHAT THE THE SCHOOL HAS SEEN BEFORE BEFORE THE EFFECTS OF THIS PANDEMIC.

THAT BEING SAID, LET'S TAKE ADVANTAGE WHERE WE CAN OF THESE SAVINGS.

I MENTIONED THE REVENUE SIDE, THE STATE FINAL CONFIRMATION OF SALES TAX DISTRIBUTION TO SCHOOL DIVISIONS NOT COMPLETED UNTIL MID JUNE.

THIS REQUIREMENT WILL DELAY THE PUBLICATION OF THEIR ROUGHLY 21 FINAL PAYMENT CALCULATION TEMPLATE TO LATER JUNE.

SO I DO STRESS THAT THESE ARE ESTIMATES AND WILL CHANGE AS WE LEARN MORE.

AS YOU SEE HERE, LOCAL REVENUE IS EXPECTED TO BE ABOUT FOUR MILLION LOWER, PRIMARILY DUE TO LOWER CHROMEBOOK AND OTHER FEES.

LOCALLY, THIS WAS ANTICIPATED TO BE OFFSET BY HIGHER SALES TAX.

YOU CAN SEE THE CURRENT FORECAST MORE THAN OFFSETS THAT IN THIS VIEW OF ABOUT FIVE POINT EIGHT MILLION INCREASE.

LASTLY, WE'RE ANTICIPATING ABOUT TWO AND A HALF BILLION IN ADDITIONAL STATE REVENUE, PRIMARILY DRIVEN BY ABOUT TWO MILLION FROM FUNDING FOR OUR STATE LEARNING LOSS INITIATIVES THAT WAS MADE AVAILABLE LATE IN THE FISCAL YEAR.

AS WE LOOK AT OUR RESERVES, THAT'S MONIES THAT WE'LL LOOK TO CARRY OVER TO NEXT YEAR.

JUST GIVEN THE TIMING OF WHEN THAT FUNDING WAS MADE AVAILABLE AND LOOKING AT THE EXPENSE SIDE, HOWEVER, YOU'LL NOTE THAT MOST OF THE SAVINGS ARE IN THE PLACES WHERE YOU'D EXPECT INSTRUCTION AND TRANSPORTATION AREAS WITH SOME ADDITIONAL SAVINGS DUE TO A LOWER UTILITY COSTS.

WE ARE CURRENTLY PROJECTING A DEFICIT IN ADMINISTRATION, WHICH IS LARGELY DRIVEN BY FORECAST GEOGRAPHY WITH THE INSTRUCTION CATEGORY AND AS PART OF A TECHNICAL ADJUSTMENT.

IN THIS MEMO, WE'LL ASK TO RE APPROPRIATE FUNDS TO TO MAKE THAT CALL.

SO TO SUMMARIZE, WE ANTICIPATE TWENTY NINE MILLION IN FUNDS AVAILABLE YEAR END AND PROPOSE ALLOCATING TWENTY TWO MILLION OF THOSE TO RESERVES AND OTHER CARRYOVER EXPENSES.

YOU SEE FIVE MILLION IN CARRYOVER.

THIS WOULD INCLUDE THINGS LIKE TEXTBOOK FUNDING, STATE LEARNING LOSS, REVENUE THAT I JUST MENTIONED, GRANT MATCHES AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS NEEDS, 12 MILLION TO ADDRESS THE COMPENSATION PLAN NEEDS GOING FORWARD AND FIVE MILLION FOR REQUIRED RESERVES.

THESE ARE PRETTY TYPICAL FOR THIS DIVISION TO CONSIDER.

THIS WOULD INCLUDE TWO MILLION TO SUPPORT OUR SRP PLAN AND ABOUT ONE MILLION IN EACH OF BUS REPLACEMENTS, HEALTH CARE, AS WELL AS FUND BALANCE THAT IS BUDGETED IN NEXT YEAR'S PLAN TO MAKE UP THAT.

FIVE MILLION ANTICIPATED SAVINGS, YOU'LL NOTICE THAT THAT LEAVES US WITH JUST UNDER SEVEN MILLION IF OUR FORECAST PLAYS OUT FOR OTHER NEEDS.

AND I'LL DISCUSS POTENTIAL ITEMS FOR THE BOARD TO CONSIDER FOR THOSE, ALTHOUGH THE BOARD WILL NOT BE VOTING ON THOSE AT THIS POINT, THAT WE WILL WAIT UNTIL WE SEE THE FINAL AUDITED RESULTS TO COME BACK FOR DECISIONS ON THOSE PIECES.

A LITTLE EXTRA DETAIL FOR YOU IN THE PUBLIC TO LOOK AT OFFLINE ON THOSE OTHER FIVE MILLION OF BUDGETED CARRY OVER EXPENSES.

AND LASTLY, A FEW SUGGESTIONS ON THAT OTHER JUST UNDER SEVEN MILLION.

YOU CAN SEE THERE'S ABOUT TWO MILLION WE COULD SPEND TO FINISH THE SECURITY CAMERA, WORK WITHIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, ATHLETICS BAND FINE ART FUNDING HAS TAKEN A BIG HIT THIS PAST YEAR DUE TO THE PANDEMIC AND THE LACK OF STUDENT ACTIVITY FUNDS TO SUPPORT THAT.

THERE'S OPPORTUNITY TO ALLOCATE SOME OF THIS YEAR AND FUNDS TO SUPPORT

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ATHLETICS AND THE ARTS.

ADDITIONAL COMPENSATION AND DEBT, RESERVE BUILD OR FUNDS ARE ALWAYS A PRUDENT CHOICE, ESPECIALLY AS WE LOOK AT ONGOING COMPENSATION PLANS AS WELL AS ADDITIONAL BUILDING.

IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO SET ASIDE HIS DOLLARS FOR THOSE LONGER TERM NEEDS AS WELL.

FINALLY, I'LL HIGHLIGHT TWO TECHNICAL ADJUSTMENTS IN THE MEMO IN FRONT OF YOU, WE ARE LOOKING TO ACCELERATE THE APPROPRIATION OF ABOUT TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND TO SUPPORT OUR HEAD START PROGRAM.

THE GRANT FOR HEAD START ACTUALLY BEGINS IN JUNE 21.

OUR FISCAL YEAR STARTS IN JULY, SO WE NEED ABOUT TWO HUNDRED FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS TO KEEP THAT PROGRAM LIQUID THROUGH THE MONTH OF JUNE.

AND LASTLY, AS I MENTIONED EARLIER, WE'RE LOOKING TO RE APPROPRIATE ABOUT ONE MILLION DOLLARS FROM INSTRUCTION TO ADMINISTRATION, AS PREVIOUSLY NOTED.

WITH ALL THAT SAID, I WILL NOW PAUSE FOR COMMENTS AND ASK THE BOARD TO CONSIDER MEMO 077 DASH 21 THIS EVENING.

THANK YOU, MR. MEISTER.

BOARD MEMBERS MAY HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE MEMO 77, DASH 21 AS PRESENTED.

SO MOVED.

IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND.

BOARD MEMBERS IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? MR. CHAIR, GO AHEAD.

SO.

WE HAVE REVENUE, WE'RE RECEIVING STATE REVENUE TO COMPENSATE FOR LEARNING LOSS, IS THAT THE ONE POINT EIGHT THERE WAS ABOUT A ONE POINT EIGHT MILLION INCREASE TO CCPS'S ALLOCATION THAT WE LEARNED ABOUT IN THE LAST COUPLE OF MONTHS.

YES.

AND THEN THAT WAS THE TOTAL OF THAT WAS TO WITH THAT TWO AND A HALF MILLION, THAT'S GOING TO THAT'S TWO AND A HALF MILLION TOTAL FROM THE STATE.

AND THEN ONE POINT EIGHT OF THAT IS TO GO TOWARD, I GUESS, REMEDIATION OR.

YEAH, THE ONE POINT EIGHT IS RELATED TO THE REMEDIATION FOR LEARNING LOSS, WHICH I DON'T HAVE THE EXACT LANGUAGE WITH IT.

BUT YOU CAN THINK THINGS LIKE SUMMER SCHOOL TUTORING, ET CETERA, IS THE INTENT OF THAT FUNDS THE OTHER SEVEN HUNDRED THOUSAND OR SO THAT MAKE UP.

THE DIFFERENCE IS SORT OF NORMAL FLUCTUATION WITHIN STATE BUDGETS RELATED TO ADMIN, OTHER AND OTHER, YOU KNOW, IN THIS KIND OF LOOP.

BACK INTO THE PREVIOUS MEMO, DO WE HAVE ANY ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURES.

IS THERE ANY ARE WE MEASURING ANY OUTCOMES FOR.

THE WAY WE USE THAT MONEY, I MEAN, ARE.

WE EXPECTED TO SHOW GROWTH OR ARE WE EXPECTED TO SHOW? THAT THE INTERVENTIONS WERE THE LEARNING LOSS GAP WAS.

SCHOOL NUMBERS WHEN THE STUDENTS COME IN AND WHEN THEY LEAVE, YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT ONLY A FOUR WEEK PERIOD.

SO YOU'RE NOT SPENDING A GREAT DEAL GROWTH.

I MEAN, MOST DATA SAYS YOU SHOULDN'T TEST WITHIN 70 DAYS OF FROM A PRETEXT TO A POST TEST WHEN YOU'RE LOOKING AT LOOKING AT GROWTH MODEL.

BUT WE ARE LOOKING AT, YOU KNOW, WHEN WE'RE CONCENTRATING SOLELY ON READING AND MATH, WHETHER SOME GROWTH THERE OR DO WE PICK UP SOME OF THE DEFICIENCIES THAT THE STUDENTS, AS THEY WERE COMING IN THE THE AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAMING, WE'RE GOING TO ASK OUT WITH THE FUNDING.

WE'RE GOING TO ASK OUR STAFF TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE ALREADY WORKING ON THIS AND IN OUR SCHOOL IMPROVEMENT PLANS TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY'RE WORKING WITH THE NEEDS OF THE STUDENTS BECAUSE OF DATA.

AND LOOK AT HOW WE MOVE IN THE DATA, HOW WE MOVE IN THE STUDENTS.

THAT PROCESS IS GOING TO BE A YEAR PROCESS TO LOOK AT, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE YOU WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ACCURATE DATA.

SO IF WE ARE EXAMPLE FOR LOOKING AT THE WAY TESTING IN THE FALL, WE'RE GIVING TO THE ADDITIONAL WORK WHO COULD HAVE BEEN MAYBE TWO OR THREE YEARS BEHIND? HOW MUCH GROWTH DID WE SEE? A LOT OF TIMES YOU'RE NOT GOING TO SEE GROWTH TO THE GRADE LEVEL.

YOU'RE GOING TO SEE MAYBE ONE POINT FIVE TO TWO YEAR GROWTH, WHICH IS IT WAS AMAZING FOR SOME STUDENTS IN THAT AREA.

SO WE ARE HOLDING ANY ANY ANYWHERE WE SPEND.

WE'RE GOING TO HAVE ACCOUNTABILITY, CHECK ON WHAT'S GOING ON.

AND OUR GOAL IS AT THE NEXT YEAR, AT THIS TIME, WE'LL SAY HERE'S WHERE THE MONEY WENT.

HERE'S WHAT HERE'S WHAT REGREW.

HERE'S WHERE WE'RE ADJUSTING.

HERE'S WHAT WE NEED TO GET BETTER.

YEAH.

I APPRECIATE THAT.

THAT'S ALL THE QUESTIONS, BUT YOU GUYS CAN TAKE IT AS A TEAM, SO YOU MENTIONED A MILLION DOLLARS GOING TOWARDS ATHLETIC AND PERFORMING ARTS TO COMPENSATE FOR FUNDRAISING EFFORTS BAND BOOSTERS THAT KIND OF HAD HIT A BIT OF A DRY SPELL THE LAST YEAR.

AND I GUESS MY ONLY IT'S NOT REALLY A QUESTION, MORE OF A COMMENT THAT I WOULD ENCOURAGE US TO LOOK AT WAYS TO DISTRIBUTE THAT EQUITABLY BECAUSE THE STUDENT ACTIVITY FUNDS, AS THEY ARE, I MEAN, LIKE SO MANY OTHER COMMUNITY BASED FUNDRAISERS, THEY DON'T LOOK THE SAME ACROSS THE BOARD.

WE'VE ASKED THE SCHOOL TO GIVE US THE THE NEEDS, A LIST OF NEEDS.

AND THEN WE'RE LOOKING AT.

DEPRECIATION OF THE MONEY GOES OUT OF HAD A ROUND OF LOOKING AT YOU HAD A ROUND OF LOOKING AT THE NEEDS OF SCHOOLS AND JUST LOOKING AT, YOU KNOW, WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT BAND EQUIPMENT OR YOU TALK ABOUT ANY OF THE ARTS THAT MAY NEED ASSISTANCE, WE FELT

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THAT A LOT OF SCHOOLS WERE IN THE SAME SITUATION.

SO YOU DEAL WITH THE BASE OF THE PROBLEM AND THEN YOU CAN WORK WITH ADDITIONAL FUNDING TO DO MORE OF A BALANCE OF BALANCED PLAYING FIELD.

WE HAD A BASE PROBLEM ACROSS THE BOARD BECAUSE THEY ALL SUFFERED BY NO GATE RECEIPTS.

SO WE HAD TO DEAL WITH THE PROBLEM IMMEDIATELY.

ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND HIGH WITH SOME THINGS.

AND WE REALLY DID WANT TO LOOK AT THE ARTS TO MAKE SURE THAT, YOU KNOW, THEY COULDN'T DO THEY WERE REALLY LOST OUT THERE THIS YEAR AND TRYING TO BRING THEM BACK IN AND GIVE THEM SOME EXCITEMENT ABOUT COMING BACK TO SCHOOL AS WELL.

BUT THE ADDITIONAL FUNDING, IF WE GET IT, WELL, WE'LL LOOK AT THE NEEDS OF INDIVIDUAL SCHOOLS NOW.

AND THAT'S WHAT WE'RE WORKING ON THE PHONE.

THANK YOU, MS. HAINES.

MY COMMENT IS KIND OF ALONG THE LINE OF MS. HEFFRON IN TERMS OF THE MEASURING THE EFFECTS OF THIS, I THINK IT WOULD BE GREAT TO NORMALIZE SUMMER SCHOOL NOT AS A PUNISHMENT, BUT AS SOMETHING THAT, YOU KNOW, REALLY FURTHERS LEARNING AND MAYBE NEXT YEAR BEING ABLE TO SAY THAT, YOU KNOW, KIDS AT SUMMER SCHOOL LAST YEAR WERE 20 PERCENT MORE LIKELY TO SEE GROWTH AS A WAY TO COMMUNICATE TO PARENTS.

RIGHT.

SO WE CAN GET OUR NUMBERS BACK.

I MEAN, SIXTEEN THOUSAND LAST YEAR.

I MEAN, THAT WAS THAT WAS AMAZING.

SO MAYBE GOOD MEASUREMENT CAN HELP US KIND OF SELL IT TO PARENTS NEXT YEAR.

THE SUMMER SCHOOL WE JUST INVITED THEM BACK COME TO SCHOOL.

THERE WERE SOME STUDENTS THAT THE COUNSELORS WENT TO WITH THE PARENTS WHO SAID, WE REALLY THINK THIS WOULD BE A BIG BENEFIT, BUT WE WERE JUST TRYING TO SELL THE COME BACK BECAUSE YOU COULD STAY HALF DAY YOU CAN STAY THE WHOLE DAY, THERE'S PROGRAMS IN THE AFTERNOON.

AND JUST TO MAKE IT FUN FOR KIDS AND WE KNOW THAT THERE ARE A LOT OF KIDS WILL BE COMING BACK WHO MAY HAVE BEEN IN SCHOOL WHO ARE NOT COMING BACK AND NOW THEY'RE GOING TO GET.

BACK IN A ROUTINE OF COMING TO SCHOOL AND WE'RE FEEDING WE'RE FEEDING BREAKFAST AND LUNCH, WE THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR OUR KIDS AS WELL AND PROVIDING TRANSPORTATION FOR THE FIRST TIME.

AND, YOU KNOW, LIKE I CAN REMEMBER FOR TRANSPORTATION FOR SUMMER.

THAT'S AWESOME.

THANKS.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, BOARD MEMBERS.

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 AYE THE MEMOS APPROVED NEXT WE HAVE

[3. Memo #078-21: Second Review and Adoption of Proposed Revisions to Current Policies and Regulations]

MEMO SEVENTY EIGHT.

DASH TWENTY ONE.

MR. SMITH.

MR. CHAIRMAN, BOARD MEMBERS DR.

DAUGHERTY YOU HAVE BEFORE, YOU HAVE ITEM NUMBER ZERO SEVEN EIGHT DASH TWENTY ONE AS A RESULT OF ITS MEETING ON APRIL 29 2020-2021.

THE POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS NEW POLICIES AND REVISIONS OF CURRENT POLICIES AND REGULATIONS AS FOLLOWS VISIONS OF POLICY ONE ZERO NINE TWO VISIONS OF POLICY THREE ONE THREE REVISIONS OF POLICY FIVE FOUR ONE ZERO REVISIONS OF POLICY FIFTY FOUR TEN DASH R REVISIONS OF POLICY SIXTY ONE THIRTY SEVEN.

A NUMBER OF REVISIONS THAT WERE CONSISTENT WITH THE PASSAGE OF SENATE BILL FIVE SEVEN NINE REVISIONS TO POLICY ONE ZERO TWO ZERO POLICY THREE ZERO SEVEN ZERO.

POLICY FIVE FOUR SIX ZERO.

POLICY SIX ZERO ONE THREE.

POLICY SIX ONE THREE THREE.

POLICY SIX ONE FOUR ONE.

POLICY SIX ONE FOUR FOUR.

POLICY SEVENTY ONE FIFTY AND POLICY SEVENTY ONE SIXTY.

THE PROPOSED CHANGES HAD BEEN REVIEWED BY THE SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY IS RECOMMEND THE SCHOOL BOARD ADOPT AND APPROVE THE ABOVE REFERENCE PROPOSED REVISIONS TO CURRENT POLICIES REGULATIONS.

IT'S FURTHER RECOMMENDED THE SCHOOL BOARD SCHEDULE THESE PROPOSED REVISIONS TO CURRENT POLICIES REGULATIONS TO BECOME EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

I THANK YOU, MR. SMITH.

BOARD MEMBERS MAY HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE MEMO SEVENTY EIGHT DASH TWENTY ONE AS PRESENTED.

SO MOVED.

IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND.

BOARD MEMBERS IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? 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 SEVENTY NINE, DASH TWENTY ONE.

[4. Memo #079-21: Proposed Adoption of Revisions to Current Policies and Regulations, and Suspension of Rules]

MR. CHAIRMAN BOARD MEMBERS DR.

DAUGHERTY AS CHAIR WITH THE POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE STAFF RECOMMENDS REVISIONS TO CURRENT POLICIES AND REGULATIONS AS FOLLOWS REVIEWED WITH NO CHANGES.

TO POLICY FIVE ONE ONE ZERO SUPPLEMENTAL PAY ASSIGNMENT.

VISIONS OF POLICY FIVE TO TWO ONE HOLIDAYS REVIEW.

NO CHANGES TO POLICY.

FIFTY FOUR HUNDRED COMPENSATION PLAN REVISIONS TO APPENDIX A SECTION EIGHT COMPENSATION PLAN.

REVISIONS TO RETIRE.

APPENDIX A SECTION FOURTEEN HOLIDAYS.

PAUSE AND SAY THAT THESE POLICIES ARE CONSISTENT WITH OUR WORK DONE TO REDUCE SOME OF THE EMPLOYEE WORK CALENDARS.

AND THIS BRINGS THAT CONSISTENT WITH THAT, THAT EFFORT BY THE DEPARTMENT.

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THE LAST ONE IN THIS PIECE HERE TOO IS REVISIONS TO POLICY SEVEN ONE THIRTY DASH R PROCESS OF PURSUING FINANCIAL GRANTS.

THAT BRINGS US TO AN ALIGNMENT WITH THE COUNTY POLICY WITH REGARD TO PROCUREMENT TO OUR POLICY.

TWELVE HUNDRED PROVIDES THAT, QUOTE, IF CIRCUMSTANCES WARRANT IMMEDIATE ACTION ON THE POLICY REGULATION, THE SCHOOL MAY SUSPEND ITS RULES TO BRING THE POLICY OR REGULATION UP FOR IMMEDIATE ADOPTION FOLLOWING OUR FIRST READING, END QUOTE.

THEREFORE, IT'S RECOMMEND THE SCHOOL BOARD SUSPEND ITS REGULAR RULES OF POLICY ADOPTION BY WAIVING A SECOND READING OF THE POLICY MEMORANDUM AND APPROVE EACH FALL INTO THIS FIRST READING.

PROPOSED CHANGES HAVE BEEN REVIEWED BY SCHOOL BOARD ATTORNEY IF APPROVED THE VISION TO BECOME EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

AND MR. CHAIRMAN, YOU HAVE TWO RECOMMENDED ACTIONS.

OK, THANK YOU, MR. SMITH, BOARD MEMBERS MAY HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE MEMO 79 DASH 21ST RECOMMENDED ACTION AS PRESENTED.

SO MOVED.

IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND.

BOARD MEMBERS IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? THERE'S BEEN A MOTION AND A SECOND MR. CLERK PLEASE CALL THE ROLL ON THE FIRST MOTION DOT HEFFRON AYE DEBBIE BAILEY AYE KATHRYN HAINES AYE ANN COKER AYE, RYAN HARTER AYE THE MOTIONS APPROVED BOARD MEMBERS MAY HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE.

MEMO 79 DASH 21S SECOND EXCUSE ME, RECOMMENDED ACTION AS PRESENTED.

SO MOVED.

IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND.

BOARD MEMBERS ANY DISCUSSION? OK, 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 MOTION IS APPROVED.

NEXT, WE HAVE THIS EVENING'S DISCUSSION AGENDA.

[G. Discussion Agenda]

MR. SMITH.

MR. CHAIRMAN, BOARD MEMBERS DR. DAUGHERTY YOU HAVE BEFORE MEMORANDUM NUMBER ZERO EIGHT THREE, DASH TWO ONE AS CHAIR WITH THE POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE STAFF RECOMMENDS A NEW POLICY AND REVISIONS OF CURRENT POLICY AND REGULATIONS AS FOLLOWS.

I'LL COME BACK IN A SECOND TO OUR NEW POLICY REVISIONS OF POLICY ONE ONE ONE ZERO PUBLIC PARTICIPATION AT MEETINGS.

I WOULD PAUSE AND ALSO NOTE ON THIS ONE, THIS IS ACTUALLY A POLICY YOU HAD ON FIRST READING BACK LAST MARCH.

PRE PANDEMIC THOUGHT WAS IMPORTANT, GIVEN CERTAINLY THE TOPIC OF THIS POLICY TO GO AHEAD AND BRING IT BACK TO FIRST READING.

THE NEXT ONE IS REVISIONS OF POLICY THREE ZERO THREE ONE, TEACHING OF SENSITIVE OR CONTROVERSIAL TOPICS, PROVISIONS OF POLICY FOUR ZERO THREE ZERO DASH R ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES AND REVISIONS.

POLICY FOUR ZERO FOUR ZERO DASH R WAIVER FOR A STUDENT TO TEN OTHER THAN HOME SCHOOL.

I WOULD NOTE THAT THOSE REVISIONS THE POLICY FORTY THIRTY DASH R AND POLICY FORTY FORTY DASH R ARE CONSISTENT WITH OUR CONVERSATIONS WITH INTERNAL AUDIT AND ENROLLMENT THAT WE HAD SOME REVISIONS WERE MAKING TO BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH SOME OF THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS.

I WANT TO SPEND JUST A MOMENT TO TALK A LITTLE ABOUT THE NEW POLICY THAT'S PROPOSED.

THAT'S POLICY ONE ZERO ONE FIVE TREATMENT OF TRANSGENDER STUDENTS IN CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

AND JUST TO PUT UP ON THE SCREEN FOR BOARD MEMBERS AND CERTAINLY THOSE IN THE AUDIENCE AND THOSE AT HOME, JUST A COUPLE OF PIECES OF BACKGROUND.

FIRST OF ALL, ON STATE LAW DOES REQUIRE THAT ALL SCHOOL DIVISIONS HAVE IN PLACE THIS MODEL POLICY.

THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION BROUGHT FORWARD THESE MODEL POLICIES.

ESSENTIALLY WHAT YOU'RE SEEING HERE THIS EVENING IS REFLECTION ALMOST VERBATIM OF THAT EFFORT.

CERTAINLY GOING FORWARD, OBVIOUSLY, OUR EFFORTS WILL CONTINUE AND CHESTERFIELD SCHOOLS WORK CLOSELY WITH WITH OUR FAMILIES.

I WOULD NOTE THAT WITH SOME OF THESE CHANGES THAT WE'RE HAVING IN PLACE HERE, TOO, OBVIOUSLY WE'LL BEGIN TO OBVIOUSLY ADAPT AND LOOKED AT ADDITIONAL WAYS.

CERTAINLY WE CAN SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS AND OUR FAMILIES.

BUT TO WALK YOU THROUGH THERE, THERE'S BASICALLY TEN SECTIONS THAT ARE PART OF THIS POLICY.

THE FIRST SECTION, FIRST TWO SECTIONS VERY QUICKLY, ARE TERMINOLOGY PER THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, JUST SOME FOUNDATIONAL TERMINOLOGY, THE SECOND PIECE ARE SOME ASSOCIATED RELATED LAWS PER THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

I THOUGHT THAT WAS IMPORTANT TO BE PART OF OUR POLICY ITSELF.

THE THIRD SECTION DEALS WITH BULLYING, HARASSMENT, DISCRIMINATION, ESSENTIALLY PROHIBITING OBVIOUSLY THOSE AS SUCH, AND ALSO PROVIDING IN PLACE A PROCESS BY WHICH WE COULD INVESTIGATE THOSE PIECES.

THE FOURTH PIECE, THE ACTUALLY THE FOURTH, FIFTH AND SIXTH PIECES ARE SOME OF SOME OF THE EFFORTS WE ACTUALLY HAVE BEEN DOING IN CHESTERFIELD SCHOOLS BASED ON SOME PRESENTATIONS MADE TO THE BOARD LAST FALL.

NUMBER FOUR IS STUDENT PRIVACY.

NUMBER FIVE IS STUDENT IDENTIFICATION.

AND NUMBER SIX, DEALS WITH SCHOOL RECORDS ITSELF.

THE SEVENTH PIECE THERE DEAL WITH THE DRESS CODE.

I WILL NOTE THAT I'LL WILL BE BROUGHT IN VERBATIM, OUR SCHOOL POLICY, FOUR ZERO ZERO NINE, WHICH IS OUR DRESS CODE.

I WOULD ALSO NOTE THAT POLICY ITSELF IS IS ACTUALLY VERBATIM FROM STATE LAW AND SOME CHANGES MADE BY STATE LAW.

WE FELT THAT IT'S IMPORTANT TO BRING THAT BACK INTO THIS POLICY.

THE EIGHTH SECTION HERE DEALS WITH STUDENT PARTICIPATION IN SCHOOL ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS, CERTAINLY MAKING SURE THAT STUDENTS HAVE THE ABILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN A MANNER THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH THEIR GENDER IDENTITY.

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THE NINTH PIECE IS ACCESS TO FACILITIES.

AND THEN THE TENTH PIECE OBVIOUSLY IS PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND TRAINING.

CERTAINLY OUR EFFORTS, AGAIN, WILL BE TO WORK DIRECTLY WITH OUR FAMILIES ON A ONE ON ONE CONVERSATION THAT WE HAVE WITH REGARD TO THIS POLICY AND OTHER POLICIES AND SUPPORTS FOR THOSE STUDENTS AND THOSE STAFF MEMBERS.

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

THE SECOND READING AND FINAL ADOPTION FOR THE ABOVE NAMED IS SCHEDULED FOR THE NEXT REGULAR SCHOOL BOARD MEETING.

IF APPROVED, THESE NEW POLICIES AND REVISIONS TO CURRENT POLICY AND REGULATIONS WILL BECOME EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

THANK YOU, MR. SMITH, BOARD MEMBERS, IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? I'D LIKE TO ASK STAFF ON POLICY 30 31 SECTION C THREE, WHERE IT TALKS ABOUT PARENTS RECEIVING ADEQUATE NOTICE, IF WE COULD WORK ON SOME LANGUAGE THAT BETTER IDENTIFIES WHAT ADEQUATE NOTICE MEANS AND THEN JUST KIND OF LOOK TO TIGHTEN UP THAT THAT SECTION A LITTLE BIT FROM A PARENT PERSPECTIVE.

FAIR ENOUGH.

WE'LL WORK ON THAT.

HAVE SOMETHING BACK TO THE BOARD.

THEN THE ONLY OTHER QUESTION I WOULD HAVE IS THE POLICY, WHERE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, SENSITIVE TOPICS.

SO YOU SAID THAT THERE WAS A RECOMMENDATION FOR A CHANGE TO THAT POLICY? YES, SIR.

IT'S IT'S POLICY.

THIRTY, THIRTY ONE IN SECTION B, TEACHING SENSITIVE TOPICS CURRENTLY WITHIN THE POLICY.

AND I'LL NOTE THE POLICY HAS NOT BEEN UPDATED SINCE JULY ONE OF 2016.

SO IT'S OUTDATED, LET'S SAY, ON SEVERAL FRONTS.

BUT WHEN IT HAS HERE THE EXAMPLES THAT ARE LISTED THERE, YOU CAN SEE SOME OF THE STRICKEN LANGUAGE THERE.

I THINK IT'S PRETTY OBVIOUS, GIVEN THE CONVERSATIONS WE'RE HAVING ACROSS THE DISTRICT AND ACROSS THE COMMUNITY, I THINK WE HAD ALL PROPOSED THAT SOME OF THESE ARE NOT, QUOTE UNQUOTE, CONTROVERSIAL TOPICS.

I THINK THE DISCUSSIONS WE HAVE WITH REGARD TO ETHNICITY, RELIGION, GENDER, FAMILY DYNAMICS, CULTURAL DIVERSITY, OTHER PIECES, I THINK ARE PROBABLY OUTDATED AT BEST TO LIST AS A CONTROVERSIAL TOPIC.

AND SO WE FELT LIKE THAT BE IMPORTANT TO REMOVE THOSE ACTUAL EXAMPLES CERTAINLY DOES NOT LIMIT THE THE CONVERSATION THAT WE HAVE FROM PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PERSPECTIVE ABOUT THE QUESTIONS THAT TEACHERS MAY HAVE WITH REGARD TO THOSE TOPICS.

I THINK PART OF IT, TOO, WE TALKED EARLIER WITH A LITERACY PLAN IN THE PRESENTATION, IN THE WORK SESSION.

I THINK IT'S HAVING OPPOSITE THAT TRUST IN THE COMMUNITY AND OBVIOUSLY IN OUR WORKFORCE TO HAVE THOSE THOSE CONVERSATIONS AND CERTAINLY PROVIDING A PLACE AND PER MS. COKER RECOMMENDATION WELL TO LOOK AT ENSURE THAT OUR FAMILIES HAVE ADEQUATE NOTICE.

AND CERTAINLY THAT'S SOMETHING THAT THEY DON'T WANT THEIR CHILD TO BE PART OF.

THEY HAVE OPPORTUNITY TO LOOK AT A PROCESS FOR WHICH THEY COULD OPT OUT.

WAS THAT RECOMMENDATION MADE BY THE POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE? THIS THIS WAS ACTUALLY A CONVERSATION FROM THE EQUITY DESIGN COMMITTEE AND A SUBCOMMITTEE THAT DEALT WITH POLICY RECOMMENDATIONS THAT CAME UP AND THEN CONVERSATIONS.

OTHER BOARD MEMBERS BROUGHT IT RIGHT TO THE THE BOARD FOR FIRST REVIEW.

CERTAINLY IT HAS BEEN BEFORE THE POLICY REVIEW COMMITTEE.

I PUT IT OUT TO THEM.

WE'VE NOT HAD ANY FEEDBACK DIRECTLY WITH REGARD TO CONCERNS WITH THE DISTRICT AND LANGUAGE.

ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU, MR. SMITH.

ALL RIGHT.

[H. Items for Board Review]

NEXT, WE HAVE BOARD 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 APRIL EXPENDITURES VERSUS APPROPRIATIONS BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS.

THE PRE-K UPDATE FOR APRIL 2021 AND THE PROJECTED FINANCIAL SUMMARY OF PARTICIPANTS IN THE SUPPLEMENTAL RETIREMENT PROGRAM.

THANK YOU, MR. CLERK.

NEXT, WE HAVE PUBLIC COMMENT ON NON AGENDA ITEMS.

[I. 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, TO THE BOARD PRIOR TO THE START OF TONIGHT'S MEETING, AS WELL AS POSTED ON THE BOARD DOCS SITE 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 16 SPEAKERS FOR NON AGENDA ITEMS THIS EVENING AND I WILL CALL THEM UP IN GROUPS OF FIVE EACH SPEAKER THIS EVENING WITH THREE MINUTES TO ADDRESS THE BOARD.

THERE IS 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.

AS I CALL YOUR NAMES, PLEASE COME UP TO THE FRONT AND BE READY TO SPEAK IN ORDER IN WHICH YOU ARE CALLED.

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

THE FIRST FIVE SPEAKERS ARE MICHAEL HEATHER MITCHELL, SARAH MITCHELL AND KAYLEE MITCHELL, MS .

ARCHER.

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DOES NOT APPEAR TO BE HERE, DR.

PETEN.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

BOARD CHAIRMAN AND BOARD COLLEAGUES, THANK YOU FOR YOUR OPENING STATEMENT.

MY NAME IS I STAND HERE BEFORE YOU AS A DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION PROFESSIONAL I HAVE WORKED WITHIN PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS IN THE CORPORATE, HIGHER ED AND SOCIAL SECTOR.

BUT WHY I'M HERE IS BECAUSE I AM A CITIZEN, COUNTY RESIDENT, NEIGHBOR, HUSBAND, FATHER AND NATIVE SON.

MY FORMATIVE YEARS WERE SPENT AT BEULAH ELEMENTARY, FALLING CREEK MIDDLE AND MEADOWBROOK HIGH SCHOOL.

WHO I AM TODAY IS BECAUSE OF THIS COUNTY.

I COULD LITERALLY LIVE ANY PLACE IN THE US, BUT I CHOOSE CHESTERFIELD COUNTY BECAUSE THERE'S SO MUCH TO OFFER HERE.

GETTING TO THE POINT CRITICAL RACE THEORY OR CRT IS FOR EVERYONE TO SEE.

OUR FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLE IS THAT RACISM IS A NORMAL OCCURRENCE BUT RACE HAS NO BIOLOGICAL MERIT.

TO BELIEVE DIFFERENTLY IS TO DENY SOMETHING COMMON IN EVERYDAY LIFE, SUCH AS THE SUN OR US BREATHING.

WHAT'S MOST RELEVANT IS IF PRODUCING ACTIVE, GLOBALLY AWARE AND PARTICIPANT SKILLED PARTICIPANTS IN A GLOBAL ECONOMY IS THE COLLECTIVE GOAL OF THIS COUNTY.

PLEASE DON'T UNDER PREPARE OUR CHILDREN BY OPPOSING OPPOSING ANY EXPOSURE TO LEARNING ABOUT STRUGGLES BECAUSE OF HUMAN DIFFERENCES.

INTRODUCING TOPICS INSPIRED BY CRT IS NOT IS SOCIALISM OR ANTI-AMERICANISM IS THOUGHTFULLY EDUCATING THE COUNTY'S STUDENTS THAT EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE EQUAL ACCESS TO RIGHTS, POWER AND EVENTUAL SUCCESS.

PLEASE BE SUSPICIOUS OF ANYONE WHO WOULD RESIST THAT.

I'LL CLOSE HERE.

UNITY THAT WE ALL DESIRE CANNOT BE ACCOMPLISHED WITHOUT STRUGGLE.

AGAIN, CRT IS FOR EVERYONE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU, DR.

PETEN.

HEATHER MITCHELL .

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY HAS DENIED MY DAUGHTER'S RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION AND A MEDICAL EXEMPTION I HAVE SENT YOU GUYS, ALL OF YOU MEMBERS OF THIS BOARD, THAT INFORMATION, THE BOARD IS NOT ALLOWING STUDENTS, STAFF, TEACHERS AND VOLUNTEERS TO LIVE FREELY REQUIRING MASKS AND VACCINES.

ARTICLE ONE, SECTION ONE OF THE VIRGINIA CONSTITUTION STATES THAT ALL MEN BY NATURE EQUALLY FREE AND INDEPENDENT AND HAVE CERTAIN RIGHTS, NAMELY, THE ONE THAT I'LL TOUCH ON IS LIFE AND LIBERTY AND HAPPINESS AND SAFETY.

EACH OF OUR CHILDREN HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE WHETHER OR NOT THEY WANT TO WEAR A MASK OR NOT.

THE CHOICE OF LIBERTY IS NOT GRANTED TO YOU.

OUR GOVERNMENT.

YOU ARE SERVANTS TO US.

WE THE PEOPLE.

IF YOU BELIEVE THAT YOU WERE GRANTED THIS AUTHORITY, PLEASE PROVIDE THE ARTICLE IN SECTION IN THE CONSTITUTION THAT SHOWS YOU HAVE THIS AUTHORITY.

ARTICLE ONE, SECTION TWO ALSO STATES THAT THE POWERS VESTED IN AND DERIVE FROM THE PEOPLE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE.

YOU ARE BEING SERVED THIS NOTICE.

THE FUNDS BEING USED TO CREATE A SCHOOL PROGRAM COME FROM WE THE PEOPLE.

FURTHERMORE, THIS CONSTITUTION OF OUR STATE IS FOR THE COMMON BENEFIT, PROTECTION AND SECURITY OF THE PEOPLE, NATION AND COMMUNITY.

AND IT ALLOWS US, WE, THE PEOPLE, TO HAPPINESS, SAFETY, SECURE AGAINST MALADMINISTRATION BY THE POWER OF THIS PERSON.

AS A MOTHER, I AM GOING TO DEMAND REQUIRE AND ORDER A COMPLETE REMOVAL OF THE MASK AND VACCINE MANDATE TO STUDENTS, TEACHERS, STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS IMMEDIATELY.

AND I AM SERVING YOU THIS NOTICE AND LEGAL ARBITRATION WILL BE SOUGHT IF YOU DO NOT

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TAKE THIS SERIOUSLY.

YOU HAVE THREE DAYS.

YOU HAVE BEEN SERVED.

MITCHELL, SARAH MITCHELL.

MITCHELL, KAYLEE MITCHELL, THANK YOU.

AND OUR NEXT FIVE SPEAKERS ARE AMBER TARYN BRENNAN, AND JESSICA BOWER, MS. HELLO, MY NAME IS AMBER SYSTEM, I'M STANDING HERE TODAY TO ASK THAT YOU IMMEDIATELY REMOVE THE MASK MANDATE FOR OUR CHILDREN THEY'RE IN THE SCHOOLS CARE DAY IN AND DAY OUT ON DAY ONE OF COVID, WE KNEW NOTHING ABOUT THIS VIRUS AND THERE WAS A LOT OF GUESSING INVOLVED.

BUT WE'RE NOT ON DAY ONE ANYMORE WE'RE ON DAY, FOUR HUNDRED AND EIGHTY EIGHT, FOUR HUNDRED AND EIGHTY EIGHT DAYS OF OUR STUDENTS HAVING TO NAVIGATE A FACELESS WORLD.

THERE ARE NO SMILES THAT GREET OUR CHILDREN AT SCHOOL IN THE MORNING, NO SMILE WHEN THEY AREN'T SURE IF THEY ANSWERED A QUESTION.

CORRECT, JUST A MASK.

IF OUR CHILDREN ARE TO BE AWAY FROM THE COMFORT OF THEIR HOMES FOR SEVEN OR MORE HOURS OF THE DAY, AND THEY NEVER SEE A SMILE FROM THEIR TEACHER OR FRIENDS TO HELP THEM FEEL WELCOME, THEN JUST THINK THERE PROBABLY IS A LOT OF UNHAPPY KIDS.

THE LONG TERM CONSEQUENCES OF A WHOLE GENERATION OF CHILDREN THAT NEVER RECEIVE THESE ASSURING SMILES IS UNKNOWN AT BEST.

ACCORDING TO A RECENT STANFORD UNIVERSITY STUDY, QUOTE, LONG TERM CONSEQUENCES OF WEARING FACE MASKS ON HEALTH ARE DETRIMENTAL.

THE DEFINITION OF DETRIMENTAL, QUITE LITERALLY, MEANS TO CAUSE HARM.

THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, IN THEIR ATTEMPTS TO KEEP PEOPLE SAFE, IS LITERALLY CAUSING HARM TO OUR CHILDREN.

AND NO ONE FAULTS CCPS FOR THEIR DECISIONS AND ERRING ON THE SIDE OF CAUTION WHEN IT WAS ON DAY ONE OF THE PANDEMIC.

BUT IT'S NOT DAY ONE ANYMORE.

WE NEED TO TRUST THE SCIENCE.

I TRUST THE SCIENCE THAT'S FOREVER EVOLVING.

IN THE EIGHTEEN HUNDREDS, WHEN COCAINE WAS FIRST MADE, MODERN MEDICINE BELIEVED THAT IT WAS GOOD.

FAST FORWARD.

OBVIOUSLY WE KNOW THAT'S NOT THE CASE.

SCIENCE EVOLVES AND SO SHOULD OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT.

WE VALIANTLY TRIED TO KEEP OUR CHILDREN SAFE BY IMPLEMENTING SOCIAL DISTANCING MASK MANDATES, OPTIONAL VIRTUAL LEARNING, AND HAVE NOW MADE THE VACCINE AVAILABLE TO THOSE THAT CHOOSE TO GET IT.

BUT NOW IT IS TIME TO MOVE FORWARD AND ALLOW OUR CHILDREN TO BREATHE FREELY, ALLOW OUR CHILDREN TO HAVE EQUAL ACCESS TO OXYGEN.

IF YOU CAN GO TO A RESTAURANT AND REMOVE YOUR MASK WHILE AT YOUR TABLE, WHY CAN'T OUR CHILDREN HAVE THE SAME OPPORTUNITY WHILE SITTING AT THEIR DESK INSTEAD OF OUR CHILDREN BEING FREE TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES, LEARN UNINHIBITED AND BE ABLE TO FOCUS THEIR ATTENTION ON THEIR ACADEMICS, WE HAVE BURDENED THEM WITH SOMETHING THAT WAS NEVER MEANT TO BE THEIR BURDEN.

THEY ARE WORRIED ABOUT THE RE SITUATING THEIR MASK, KEEPING IT FROM FALLING OFF AND MANAGING THEIR ANXIETY, ALL WHILE BREATHING INCREASED LEVELS OF CO2.

EVEN PRIOR TO THE PANDEMIC, THE CDC HAS STATED THAT ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION HAVE BEEN ON THE RISE IN AGES 6 TO 17.

THIS IS A REAL PROBLEM THAT PLAGUES OUR YOUTH AND NEEDS REAL SOLUTIONS.

AND IT STARTS WITH ALL OF US, ESPECIALLY YOU HERE.

I'M BEGGING YOU ALL TO NOW MAKE THE BRAVE DECISION TO LIFT THE MASK MANDATES FOR OUR CHILDREN A DECISION THAT IS BASED ON SCIENCE AND NOT FEAR.

THANK YOU GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

MY NAME IS HERE I'M

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HERE TO TALK ABOUT MASK AND WHY THEY SHOULD BE ABOLISHED.

I MYSELF THINK IS UNACCEPTABLE TO BE EXPECTED TO WEAR A MASK FOR SEVEN TO NINE HOURS STRAIGHT ALMOST EVERY DAY.

HOW IS THIS REASONABLE? WEARING SOMETHING THAT RESTRICTS ME FROM BREATHING AND IT DOESN'T EVEN WORK.

WE ARE NOT LOOKING AT THE FACTS.

WHY SHOULD I HAVE TO ASK SOMEONE TO BREATHE? WHAT IS MY GOD GIVEN RIGHT TO DO SO? AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR, I WAS CONSTANTLY REMINDED THAT NO, YOU CANNOT TO YOUR FRIEND LAUGH.

NO, IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU SMILE OR NOT.

I HAD A GREAT TEACHER.

SHE TRIED TO MAKE THE BEST OF IT, BUT WE COULDN'T EVEN SEE EACH OTHER'S FACIAL EXPRESSIONS BECAUSE OF THE MASKS.

WHY WOULD YOU MAKE ME WEAR A MASK FOR A VIRUS THAT DOESN'T AFFECT ME OR ANY OTHER KID IN CHESTERFIELD? ALSO, DO YOU REALIZE THAT KIDS ARE DIFFERENT THE YOUNGER THEY ARE, THE MORE STICKY AND SWEATY THEY GET? THAT IS ALL ON THEIR HANDS.

SO GUESS WHAT HAPPENS EVERY TIME THEY HAVE TO ADJUST THEIR MASKS BECAUSE IT IS AN UNCOMFORTABLE THING ON THEIR FACE.

ALL OF THAT IS TRANSFERRED ONTO THE MATERIAL, AND BY THE END OF THE DAY, IT BECOMES A STICKY, PLUGGED MASK AND IT'S ALMOST LIKE BREATHING THROUGH A WET CLOTH, WHICH, BY THE WAY, FEELS LIKE WATERBOARDING.

DO YOU KNOW WHAT WATERBOARDING IS? IT IS A CRUEL FORM OF TORTURE, ILLEGAL IN THE UNITED STATES.

YOU SAY THAT MASKS ARE FOR THE WELL-BEING OF KIDS LIKE ME, BUT YOU ARE JUST HURTING US.

I'M A VISUAL LEARNER.

I NEED TO BE ABLE TO SEE OTHER PEOPLE'S FACES, SOME SAY YOU CAN JUST DO VIRTUAL, BUT VIRTUAL DOES NOT WORK.

I'VE HEARD TEACHERS YELL AT KIDS TO PUT THEIR MASKS ON.

AND I FIND IT APPALLING THAT KIDS LIKE ME WILL GET IN TROUBLE FOR NOT WANTING TO FEEL LIKE THEY'RE SUFFOCATING.

ISN'T THIS THE LAND OF THE FREE? AND YET WE DO NOT HAVE THE FREEDOM TO BREATHE.

YOU MAY THINK THAT IT DOESN'T MATTER IF YOU CHANGE THE MASK POLICY BECAUSE THERE ARE ONLY A FEW WEEKS LEFT, BUT IT MATTERS TO US.

PLEASE STOP FORCING ME AND KIDS LIKE ME TO WEAR MASKS THAT DO NOT BENEFIT US IN ANY WAY.

THANK YOU.

HI, GOOD EVENING, THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

MY NAME'S CHILDREN.

LET'S JUST IMAGINE A DISCUSSION.

WE'VE DECIDED THAT WE'RE GOING TO LIMIT THE CHILDREN'S OXYGEN, WE'RE GOING TO INCREASE THE CHILDREN CO2, WE'RE GOING TO INCREASE THE BACTERIA, AND WE'RE NOT GOING TO HAVE ANY OSHA PROTOCOLS IN PLACE TO MEASURE ANY OF IT.

WELL, THAT'S WHAT WE'VE DONE.

MY HUSBAND IS A PILOT.

HE HAS OSHA REGULATION AFTER OSHA REGULATION, AFTER OSHA REGULATION.

AND YET THESE KIDS, WE HAVE NOT MONITORED OR CHECKED OR EVALUATED OR MEASURED WHAT'S GOING ON BEHIND THOSE MASKS.

I CAN GIVE YOU ANECDOTE.

WE HAVE KIDS WITH BACTERIAL INFECTIONS THEY PUT ON THEIR MOUTHS.

WE HAVE KIDS THAT HAVE LUMPS AND BUMPS, WHO HAVE FATIGUE, WHO HAVE HEADACHES, WHO HAVE INCREASED ANXIETY.

WE HAVE CHILDREN WHO DAY AFTER DAY ARE CRYING OVER THESE SILLY MASKS AS IT GETS HOTTER AND THEY'RE SWEATIER AND THEY'RE MORE DISGUSTING AND IT KEEPS ON GOING.

AND WHAT AMAZES ME IS THAT NOW ADULTS DON'T NECESSARILY NEED MASKS, BUT WE'RE STILL PUTTING ON THESE LITTLE DUDES THAT ARE WALKING NEXT TO IT'S CRUEL.

I COULD NOT HAVE A MASK LESS FACE AND PUT ONE ON MY CHILD.

SO I KNOW SOME OF YOU WILL PROBABLY SAY THAT THERE'S NOTHING YOU CAN REALLY DO.

RIGHT.

IT'S OUT OF YOUR HANDS.

WELL, SOMETHING THAT IS IN YOUR HANDS.

YOU DID MANDATE DIFFERENT MASKS FOR DIFFERENT AGE GROUPS, OK? ELEMENTARY KIDS IN CHESTERFIELD COUNTY HAD DIFFERENT MASK MANDATES THAN HIGH SCHOOLERS.

SO MAYBE WE CAN FIND SOME WIGGLE ROOM, OK.

SECONDLY, THERE ARE SCHOOLS IN THE RICHMOND AREA.

THEY HAVE NEVER HAD MASK MANDATES.

THEY'VE HAD VOLUNTARY MASK MANDATES.

I CALLED ONE OF THESE SCHOOLS AND I TALKED TO THEIR ADMINISTRATOR.

I SAID, HOW DO YOU DO IT? HE'S BEEN OPEN THE ENTIRE YEAR FOR IN SCHOOL LEARNING.

HE SAID IT WAS SIMPLE.

I DID MY COVID-19 MITIGATION PROTOCOL.

I HANDED IT TO THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT ON THERE.

IT SAID THAT OUR MASKS WOULD BE VOLUNTARY.

THEY SIGNED OFF ON IT.

MY KIDS CAME TO SCHOOL.

THAT SCHOOL HAS NEVER HAD MANDATORY MASKS FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR OF IN SCHOOL LEARNING.

SO WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU GUYS? I'D LIKE TO TOUCH ON ONE OTHER SUBJECT.

WE RECEIVED A SHEET FROM OUR SCHOOL TO SAY THAT ALL VOLUNTEERS ARE WELCOME BACK, BUT YOU MUST BE FULLY VACCINATED.

INTERESTING.

SO LET'S LOOK AT THAT.

THIS SHOT IS NOT FDA APPROVED.

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IT'S EXPERIMENTAL.

IT'S UNDER EMERGENCY AUTHORIZATION MRNA.

NO VACCINES HAVE BEEN AROUND FOR YEARS, BUT NEVER USED ON HUMANS.

THE COMPANY IS NOT LIABLE.

AND DO THE SHOTS STOP YOU FROM GETTING COVID? WELL, LET'S LOOK AT THAT.

RIGHT NOW.

YOU CAN SEE THAT BILL MYERS.

AND LET ME SEE WHAT THE NUMBER NINE YANKEE BASEBALL PLAYERS ALL GOT COVID AFTER BEING FULLY VACCINATED AND AFTER THE 14 DAY WINDOW.

THANK YOU MS. SMITH, YOUR TIME IS EXPIRED.

THANK YOU MS. SMITH.

TARYN BRENNAN.

HI, MY NAME IS TARYN BRENNAN.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR, THE BOARD AND DR.

DAUGHERTY FOR LISTENING TO US THIS EVENING.

I HAVE TWO CHESTERFIELD STUDENTS, ALSO SCHOOL AGE, ONE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND ONE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

AND WE WOULD LIKE TO SEE A MOTION PASSED TONIGHT REGARDING THE FOLLOWING.

WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO MAKE IT A CHOICE TO WEAR MASKS AND TO END THE YEAR IN A NORMAL WAY TO COMMIT NOW TO NO MASK MANDATES FOR ANYONE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR, INCLUDING STUDENTS, STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS TO COMMIT TO NO MANDATORY VACCINES OR EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION INJECTIONS FOR STUDENTS.

VACCINATIONS NEED TO BE OPTIONAL AND NOT HAVE TO FEAR YOUR CHILD BEING SHAMED OR OSTRACIZED FOR CHOOSING NOT TO GET THE SHOT AND THEN ALSO TO REMOVE VACCINE REQUIREMENTS FOR PARENT VOLUNTEERS.

THE FEAR WE HAVE CREATED IN OUR CHILDREN IS FAR MORE DAMAGING THAN THE VIRUS ITSELF.

ANXIETY IS AT AN ALL TIME HIGH.

THE INCREASED RISK OF SUICIDE AND DEPRESSION, LEARNING DISABILITIES AND MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES CAUSED BY THE WAY THAT WE HAVE REACTED TO THE VIRUS IS VERY DESTRUCTIVE.

WE MUST REMOVE THE POLITICS FROM OUR SCHOOLS, THE POLITICS OF COVID AND AWAY FROM OUR CHILDREN BECAUSE WE'RE HARMING THEM IN A WAY THAT WILL LAST FOR YEARS AND YEARS TO COME.

AND WHO'S GOING TO ANSWER TO THAT? CHILDREN ARE INCREDIBLY LOW RISK.

THE CDC ITSELF SAYS THAT IF YOU'RE LESS THAN 20 YEARS OLD, SURVIVAL RATE FOR THIS VIRUS IS NINETY NINE POINT NINE NINE SEVEN.

AND THE YOUNGER YOU GET, THE EVEN BETTER IT GETS.

OF THE TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND PLUS COVID DEATHS, SEVENTY TWO KIDS UNDER THE AGE OF 15 DIED OF COVID, ALTHOUGH ALL DEATHS ARE TRAGIC AS WE KNOW FOR KIDS UNDER 12, THEY'RE ACTUALLY SIX HUNDRED AND SEVENTY FIVE THAT DIE OF TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS.

DO WE STOP THEM GETTING ON THE BUS WITH NO SEATBELTS AND THAT JAZZ ANYWAY, DIFFERENT TOPIC.

OR WHAT ABOUT DROWNING FOR KIDS UNDER FIVE YEARS OLD? THERE ARE THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY KIDS THAT DIE EVERY YEAR.

DO WE SHUT DOWN SWIMMING POOLS EVERY YEAR? EVEN IN THE FLU? THE FLU SEASON OF 2019-2020 THERE WERE ONE HUNDRED TWENTY FIVE DESKS.

I MEAN DEATHS.

HAVE WE EVER MASKED HEALTHY CHILDREN IN THE PAST BECAUSE OF THE FLU.

I DON'T THINK SO.

IN SCHOOLS, CHILDREN ARE NOT SUPER SPREADERS.

IT HAS BEEN PROVEN FALSE TIME AND TIME AGAIN.

AND THERE'S LITTLE EVIDENCE, IF ANY, THAT CHILDREN CAN SPREAD THE VIRUS TO AT RISK ADULTS.

A STUDY WAS RECENTLY DONE AND PEDIATRICIANS HAVE LINKED REMOTE SCHOOLING TO TOXIC STRESS.

THERE'S NO NEED TO MASK HEALTHY CHILDREN.

ON TOP OF THAT, SOME KIDS WITH ASTHMA, LIKE ONE OF MY SON'S SEASONAL ALLERGIES OR JUST PLAIN CLAUSTROPHOBIA, MAKES IT A NIGHTMARE TO TRY AND FUNCTION FOR SEVEN HOURS A DAY IN A MASK, PLUS THE HEADACHES AND THE JUNK THAT THEY'RE BREATHING BACK INTO THEIR BODIES.

IT'S ACTUALLY RIDICULOUS.

THERE WILL BE MORE HEALTH ISSUES FROM THE BACTERIA THEY BREATHE IN FROM MASKED SCHOOL DAY THAN ANYTHING ELSE.

AND WHO'S GOING TO ANSWER TO THIS? WHO WHO'S TO BLAME? I MEAN, CHILDREN NEED TO BE APOLOGIZED FOR THE OVERREACTION TAKEN THIS PAST YEAR BY THE POWERS THAT BE AND TOLD THAT IT'S ACTUALLY OK TO TAKE OFF YOUR MASK.

THERE WILL BE NO REPERCUSSIONS AND MAKE IT NORMALIZED AGAIN, BECAUSE I KNOW THE PEWS AND DEPENDING ON WHO YOU KNOW WHO'S TEACHING YOU, YOU'RE GOING TO GET GUILTED BY THE KIDS WE NEED TO NOT.

THANK YOU, MISS BRENNAN.

YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED.

MY NAME IS JESSICA BOWER.

AND I HAVE TWO SCHOOL AGE CHILDREN, A NINTH GRADER IN A SPECIALTY PROGRAM AND A THIRD GRADER WHO HAS BEING HOMESCHOOLED THIS YEAR.

I HAVE A MASTER'S IN EDUCATION AND SPENT MANY YEARS TEACHING IN BOTH HIGH SCHOOL AND UNIVERSITY CLASSROOMS. I CHOSE TO HOMESCHOOL MY NINE YEAR OLD BECAUSE I DID NOT WANT HIM WEARING A MASK FOR THE ENTIRE SCHOOL DAY.

MY DAUGHTER HAS A MEDICAL MASK EXEMPTION BUT HAS CONTINUED TO WEAR A MASK TO SCHOOL BECAUSE SHE DOESN'T WANT TO RISK BEING CALLED OUT AND SHAMED.

MASK WEARING HAS BEEN POLITICAL FOR A LONG TIME AND MAKING OUR CHILDREN CONTINUE TO WEAR THEM IN SCHOOL IS AS POLITICAL AS IT GETS.

WE HAVE MULTIPLE STUDIES THAT PROVE THAT THE SCHOOL SETTING REMAINS ONE OF THE SAFEST, LOWEST RISK ENVIRONMENTS.

THERE'S ABSOLUTELY NO REASON THAT OUR CHILDREN, WHOSE COVID RISK IS EXTREMELY LOW,

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SHOULD HAVE TO CONTINUE WEARING MASKS.

WE KNOW THAT CHILDREN ARE AT GREATER RISK OF HAVING SEVERE COMPLICATIONS FROM THE FLU.

WE DID NOT EVER MASK AND SOCIAL DISTANCE FOR THE FLU, IN FACT, BDH REPORTS SIX PEDIATRIC FLU DEATHS IN 2018 FIVE IN 2019 SIX IN 2020 COMPARED TO FOUR TOTAL FOR COVID.

WHY ARE WE CONTINUING TO MASK CHILDREN FOR COVID WHEN WE HAVE OVER A YEAR OF RESEARCH THAT TELLS US TO DO OTHERWISE? A RECENT STUDY STATED THAT FACE MASKS DO NOT FUNCTION AFTER 20 MINUTES DUE TO SATURATION.

AS SOON AS THEY BECOME SATURATED WITH MOISTURE IN YOUR BREATH, THEY STOP DOING THEIR JOB AND PASS ON THE DROPLETS.

ADDITIONALLY, WEARING A MASK HAS THAT HAS ALREADY BEEN USED, WHICH IS EXTREMELY COMMON IS RISKIER THAN IF ONE WORE NO MASK AT ALL.

OUR STUDENTS SHOULD HAVE THE CHOICE OF WHETHER TO WEAR A MASK OR NOT.

OUR SEVEN DAY AVERAGE OF CASES IN THIS COUNTY IS EIGHTEEN.

OUR POPULATION IS THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND, I KNOW YOU'RE CONSULTING WITH RISK MANAGEMENT AND PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS AND FOLLOWING THE GOVERNOR'S MANDATES, BUT THERE'S A LEGISLATIVE PROCESS THAT HAS BEEN IGNORED IN THE STATE.

A GOVERNOR'S MANDATE IS NOT A LAW.

YOU OUR PUBLIC HEALTH OFFICIALS HAVE BEEN ELECTED TO DO WHAT IS BEST FOR OUR CHILDREN AND OUR CHILDREN ARE NOT OK.

OUR KIDS ARE BEING FORCED TO LEARN FROM TEACHERS WHO ARE DIFFICULT TO UNDERSTAND BECAUSE THEY ARE MASKED.

THEY HAVE TO BE MASKED.

OUR KIDS ARE FORCED TO FACE ONE DIRECTION WHEN EATING LUNCH TO AVOID SOCIAL INTERACTION.

ASK ANY STUDENT AND THEY WILL LIKELY TELL YOU THEY KNOW OF ANOTHER STUDENT WHO HAS COMMITTED SUICIDE.

MASKS ARE A HINDRANCE TO MEANINGFUL SOCIAL INTERACTION, WHICH IS SOMETHING ESSENTIAL TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF EVERY CHILD.

OUR SCHOOL SHOULD BE MASKED OPTIONAL FOR THE REMAINDER OF THE SCHOOL YEAR TO RETURN OUR CHILDREN TO NORMALCY FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR MASK AND VACCINES, WHICH HAVE HAD NO LONG TERM SAFETY STUDY, SHOULD REMAIN OPTIONAL.

THE LATEST REPORTS NOW UP TO THREE THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED AND FORTY NINE IN JUST ONE WEEK FOR CHILDREN AGED 12 TO 17.

A HARVARD STUDY REVEALED THAT ONLY ONE PERCENT OF VACCINE INJURIES AND DEATHS ARE EVER EVEN REPORTED BECAUSE OF THESE NUMBERS.

AND THE NUREMBERG CODE, WHICH STATES THE VOLUNTARY CONSENT OF THE HUMAN SUBJECT IS ABSOLUTELY ESSENTIAL.

THIS VACCINE SHOULD NEVER BE MANDATED FOR ANYONE, AND OUR CHILDREN SHOULD NEVER BE SEGREGATED OR TREATED DIFFERENTLY BASED ON VACCINATION STATUS.

IF OUR COUNTY CAN BECOME A TWO WAY SANCTUARY, THEN WE CAN CERTAINLY DECIDE TO BECOME A SANCTUARY FROM MASK AND VACCINE MANDATES AS WELL.

WHERE THERE IS RISK, THERE MUST BE CHOICE, AND THAT APPLIES TO BOTH MASKS AND EXPERIMENTAL VACCINES.

DON'T WAIT.

UNMASK OUR KIDS NOW.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MISS BOWER.

AND OUR LAST GROUP OF SPEAKERS TONIGHT IS MELISSA JONES, JASON MITCHELL, TAMMY THOMAS, RICHARD CANE, WENDY LITTLE AND SONYA SMITH.

MELISSA JONES.

GOOD EVENING.

MY NAME IS MELISSA JONES.

MY SON IS A RISING SENIOR AT COSBY HIGH SCHOOL.

I'M HERE TO SPEAK TO THE BOARD AND SUPPORT TO END MASK MANDATES FOR STUDENTS REGARDLESS OF VACCINATION STATUS.

MANY OF US HAVE BEEN PATIENT WITH MASKS AND THEIR MANDATED USE THIS YEAR IN VIRGINIA.

AS OF TODAY, WE ARE LOOKING AT TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY FIVE CASES OF COVID IN CENTRAL VIRGINIA.

THAT RATE IS FORTY NINE POINT FOUR CASES.

THESE NUMBERS REPRESENT A NINETY FIVE PERCENT REDUCTION SINCE JANUARY 8TH, 2021 AND THE LOWEST NUMBERS SINCE MARCH 27TH, 2020 WHEN THE PANDEMIC WAS JUST BEGINNING.

ENOUGH IS ENOUGH WITH THE MASK MANDATES FOR OUR CHILDREN.

SINCE THE EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION WENT INTO EFFECT, THE HIGH RISK POPULATION AND SCHOOL EMPLOYEES HAVE BEEN GIVEN AMPLE OPPORTUNITY TO BE FULLY VACCINATED.

ADDITIONALLY, THE GENERAL POPULATION OLDER THAN 12 HAVE BEEN ABLE TO BE VACCINATED.

THIS VIRUS IS GOING AWAY.

ACCORDING TO THE CDC, THE RISK OF COMPLICATIONS FOR HEALTHY CHILDREN IS HIGHER FOR THE FLU COMPARED TO COVID-19.

ALSO, ACCORDING TO THE CDC, YOUNG CHILDREN ARE AT A HIGHER RISK FOR SEVERE ILLNESS FROM THE FLU.

WE HAVE NEVER HAD OUR CHILDREN WEAR A MASK DURING THE FLU SEASON.

IT SEEMS ILLOGICAL AND IRRATIONAL TO DO SO FOR A VIRUS THAT IS LESS THREATENING TO THEM.

AS OF MAY 20 OF 2021, THE TOTAL NUMBER OF DEATHS IN THE US FROM COVID FOR AGES 0 TO 17 IS TWO HUNDRED AND NINETY FIVE, TWO HUNDRED NINETY FIVE FOR THE WHOLE COUNTRY.

THIS VIRUS DOES NOT GO AFTER CHILDREN REGARDING VACCINATIONS.

WE STILL DON'T KNOW THE RISKS FOR OUR CHILDREN.

THE STUDIES THAT WERE DONE WERE VERY SMALL AND WE DON'T KNOW THE LONG TERM RISKS.

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THE VACCINATIONS OUR CHILDREN DO RECEIVE HAVE BEEN AROUND A LONG TIME, HAVE BEEN STUDIED EXTENSIVELY AND FOR ILLNESSES THAT ARE PARTICULARLY DEADLY FOR CHILDREN, COVID IS NOT DEADLY TO THEM.

AND THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION HAS ALWAYS STATED THAT CHILDREN ARE NOT SUPER SPREADERS AND POSE VERY LITTLE RISK OF INFECTING OTHERS WITH COVID.

NOW, THE SCHOOL EMPLOYEES HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE VACCINATED.

THAT RISK IS PRACTICALLY NIL, REGARDLESS OF THE VACCINATION STATUS OF THE CHILDREN, MASK MANDATES ARE UNNECESSARY.

AND IN FACT, ACCORDING TO A STUDY RELEASED BY THE UNIVERSITY OF LOUISVILLE JUST LAST TUESDAY, AND I QUOTE, OUR FINDINGS DO NOT SUPPORT THE HYPOTHESIS THAT COVID TRANSMISSION RATES DECREASE WITH GREATER PUBLIC MASK USE END QUOTE, I URGE THIS BOARD TO RECONSIDER.

THANK YOU, MISS JONES.

JASON MITCHELL.

TAMMY THOMAS.

HELLO, MY NAME IS TAMMY THOMAS.

I'M A PARENT OF TWO CCPS GRADUATES AND ONE SOON TO BE A NINTH GRADER WHO MAY BE ENTERING HIGH SCHOOL IN THE FALL, DEPENDING ON YOUR DECISIONS IN THE COMING DAYS AFTER THE FAILURE OF THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.

LAST YEAR, WE MADE THE DECISION TO HOME SCHOOL OUR EIGHTH GRADER.

IT HAS BEEN A CHALLENGING YEAR, TO SAY THE LEAST, FOR ALL STUDENTS, WHETHER IN THE PUBLIC, PRIVATE OR HOME SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT.

I AM THANKFUL THE GOVERNOR HAS FINALLY COME TO HIS SENSES AND RELEASED MOST OF THE RESTRICTIONS RELATED TO THIS PANDEMIC.

BUT HE HAS FAILED TO ACT WHERE OUR CHILDREN ARE CONCERNED.

HOW IS IT THAT THOSE WHO ARE LEAST VULNERABLE TO A VIRUS THAT HAS ALMOST 100 PERCENT CURE RATE IN CHILDREN ARE LEFT WITH THE AGONIZING REQUIREMENT OF WEARING INEFFECTIVE MASKS FOR SEVEN HOURS A DAY AS THEY TRY AND LEARN? HAVE YOU EVER EVEN LOOKED AT THE BACK OF A MASK BOX AND READ THE WARNING? IF NOT, LET ME SHARE.

I QUOTE, THIS PRODUCT IS AN EAR LOOP MASK.

THIS PRODUCT IS NOT A RESPIRATOR AND WILL NOT PROVIDE ANY PROTECTIONS AGAINST COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS AND OTHER VIRUSES OR CONTAMINANTS.

I WENT TO COSTCO JUST TODAY JUST TO DOUBLE CHECK AND TOOK A PICTURE OF ONE OF THE BOXES OF MASK THAT THEY'RE SELLING CURRENTLY.

IT SAYS, AND I QUOTE AGAIN, NOT FOR MEDICAL USE INTENDED FOR SINGLE USE, ONLY DISREGARD AFTER USE THE GENERAL.

THIS GENERAL USE MASK CANNOT ELIMINATE THE RISK OF CONTRACTING AN INFECTIOUS DISEASE.

WHAT ARE WE EVEN DOING HERE? THIS IS PURE INSANITY.

CHECK YOUR BOXES OR PACKAGING.

SEE WHAT THEY SAY AS YOU CONSIDER THIS DECISION.

THERE ARE TOO MANY STUDIES OUT THERE THAT MENTIONED THE FAILURE OF THESE MASKS, BOTH PSYCHOLOGICALLY AND PHYSICALLY, WHERE OUR CHILDREN ARE CONCERNED.

WHY ARE WE CONTINUING TO PUT OUR CHILDREN THROUGH THIS AS OUR FAMILY WAS EVALUATING OUR SCHOOLING OPTIONS FOR NEXT YEAR WE TALKED WITH OUR SON AND HE SAID TO ME, MOM, IF I HAVE TO WEAR A MASK IN A SCHOOL ALL DAY LONG, I AM NOT GOING BACK NEXT YEAR.

WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH THAT? CAN I BLAME HIM? OF COURSE NOT.

WE AS HIS PARENTS WILL MAKE THE BEST DECISION FOR OUR FAMILY.

AND IF THESE MASK REQUIREMENTS IN SCHOOL ARE NOT LIFTED NOW AND FOR THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR, WE WILL ONCE AGAIN SACRIFICE IN ORDER TO DO WHAT'S BEST FOR OUR CHILD.

THAT MEANS ME WORKING LESS IN MY PROFESSION IN ORDER TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR MY SON.

AND IT ALSO MEANS MY HUSBAND SACRIFICING SOME OF HIS WORK TIME THROUGHOUT THE YEAR TO DO WHAT IS BEST FOR OUR SON AS WELL.

I'M ASKING, AS A PARENT OF A POTENTIAL CCPS STUDENT, THAT YOU ELIMINATE THE MASKING REQUIREMENTS IMMEDIATELY AND FOR FALL 2021 FOR ALL CHILDREN ATTENDING CCPS WHETHER THEY BE ON THE BUS, ON THE PLAYGROUND, IN THE CAFETERIA OR MOST IMPORTANTLY, IN THE CLASSROOM.

AND VACCINATION STATUS SHOULD PLAY NO PART IN THE DECISION AS TO WHETHER A CHILD HAS TO WEAR A MASK OR NOT.

IT IS PAST TIME TO GET BACK TO FOCUSING ON WHAT YOU DO BEST, AND THAT IS TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN AND TEACH THEM AS WELL AS THEY PREPARE FOR THE REST OF THEIR LIVES.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

MS. THOMAS.

AND I BELIEVE SARAH MITCHELL IS READY TO SPEAK.

HELLO MY NAME IS SARAH MITCHELL.

I'M IN FIFTH GRADE AND IN MY OPINION AND MANY, MANY OTHERS, THIS MASK SITUATION

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IS VERY, VERY ANNOYING.

THE MASKS ARE HOT.

THEY ARE VERY SWEATY.

AND IT'S ALSO JUST SOMETHING ELSE TO KEEP UP WITH.

PLUS, THERE IS NO POINT IS.

ABSOLUTELY NO POINT IN WEARING THEM BECAUSE THEY DON'T EVEN HELP ANYTHING.

RUNNING OR PLAYING OUTSIDE WITH A MASK ON IS NOT FUN.

IT MAKES HARD, IT MAKES IT HARD TO BREATHE.

AND IT'S ALSO EVEN MORE SWEATY WHEN WE COME INSIDE FROM RECESS WHEN IT IS ALREADY HOT OUTSIDE.

AND SOMETHING WORSE, THAT WITH THE MASK, WE CANNOT TAKE OUR MASKS UNLESS, WE'RE 10 FEET AWAY FROM ANYONE ELSE OUTSIDE.

THE DESKS ARE THREE FEET APART.

THERE IS NO POINT BECAUSE WE ARE SO CLOSE AND THE LINE AT RECESS, RUNNING LAPS RESOURCE ON THE BUS IN THE MORNING WHEN WE HAVE TO WAIT IN THE HALLWAY AND WHEN WE ARE GETTING OUR LUNCH AT SCHOOL IN THE CAFETERIA.

I CAN'T EVEN SIT NEXT TO MY FRIENDS AT SCHOOL BECAUSE WE HAVE TO SIT SO FAR OUT WHILE WE EAT LUNCH.

WHY DO WE HAVE TO WEAR THEM, BECAUSE THIS IS THE ONLY WAY THAT YOU WILL LET ME GO TO SCHOOL.

WHY CAN'T MY PARENTS DECIDE WHAT IS BEST INSTEAD OF YOU? THANK YOU.

GOOD EVENING TO THE BOARD MR. CHAIR DR. DAUGHERTY I'M RICHARD CANE FROM THE DALE DISTRICT, AND I'M HERE TONIGHT JUST TO SAY THANK YOU.

THANK YOU TO EVERY SINGLE PERSON WITHIN THE CCPS FAMILY THAT ONCE AGAIN WORKED SO HARD TO GET CHESTERFIELD STUDENTS AND FAMILIES A SAFE AND CONSTRUCTIVE SCHOOL YEAR.

I HAVE A FORMER CCPS STUDENT IN COLLEGE AND OUR DAUGHTER IS A SENIOR COSBY.

WE'VE BEEN VERY BLESSED, THE HARD WORK OF SO MANY AND THAT HELD TRUE AGAIN THIS YEAR.

I HAVE COWORKERS WHO REPRESENT ALL THE CORNERS OF CHESTERFIELD AND I MEET NEW PEOPLE.

THE CONVERSATION OFTEN TURNS TO OUR KIDS IN THEIR SCHOOLS.

I'M HERE TONIGHT IN PERSON BECAUSE I THINK YOU DESERVE THAT TO TELL YOU THAT THE MAJORITY OF THOSE PARENTS WERE ABLE TO SHARE POSITIVE STORIES WITH ME.

SURE, THERE WERE CHALLENGES AND FRUSTRATIONS FOR SOME VIRTUAL DOES NOT WORK FOR THAT PARTICULAR STUDENT, NOR THE HOME SITUATION.

BUT I'VE ALSO TALKED WITH SOME PARENTS WHO SHARE VERY POSITIVE RESULTS, LIKE A SHY OR EASILY DISTRACTED CHILD WHO ACTUALLY EXCELLED WITH VIRTUAL LEARNING.

I KNOW MOST TEACHERS NEVER SIGNED UP TO BE A VIDEO STAR, AND I APPRECIATE ALL THEY DID TO ADAPT TO THAT.

IT WAS A TOUGH YEAR FOR ALL OF US.

I WATCHED AND LISTENED AND I'M PROUD OF THE PEOPLE OF CHESTERFIELD SCHOOLS.

YOU TOOK WHAT SEEMED LIKE A NO WIN SITUATION.

YOU WORKED NONSTOP TO PROVIDE ALL THAT YOU COULD FOR EVERY CHILD AND FAMILY.

YOU TAUGHT US YOU FED US, YOU KEPT US INFORMED YOU FRUSTRATIONS HOME TO YOUR OWN FAMILIES.

LOTS OF EMAILS AND LONG PHONE CALLS, SLEEPLESS NIGHTS, LONG DAYS, HEARTBURN AND SOME TEARS.

BUT FOR THE MOST PART, THE CHROME BOOKS WORK THE VIDEO AND THE SOUND WORKED AND THE INSTRUCTION MADE IT THROUGH.

I'LL NEVER KNOW WHAT EACH OF YOU DID TO MAKE THIS WORK, BUT I KNOW THAT MY DAUGHTER LEARNED SOME MATH, SOME SCIENCE, SOME ENGLISH AND SOME HISTORY.

THIS YEAR, MY LITTLE 5TH GRADE NEIGHBOR WHO ATTENDS BEULAH GOT ALL THAT HE NEEDED AND HE'S ABLE TO TEACH HIS MATH AND VIRGINIA HISTORY TO ME IN OUR FRONT YARDS IN THE EVENINGS.

SNYDER, STARTED EVERY SCHOOL DAY WITH HIS MORNING VIDEO AND ANNOUNCEMENTS.

MY COWORKERS AND I ENJOYED MANY MORNINGS SAYING THE PLEDGE ALONG WITH HIM AND A MOMENT OF SILENCE TO START OUR DAY.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT OUR DAUGHTER WILL SOON BE A CERTIFIED EMT TECHNICIAN.

THANKS TO MR. LEWIS AND THE TECHS CENTER TEAM, THE CLASS OF 2021 WILL SUCCEED THEY'RE COLLEGE BOUND READY AND THANKS TO THE TECH CENTER'S MANY STUDENTS, WILL WALK RIGHT INTO A JOB THAT THEY LOVE AND EARN A GOOD LIVING.

BUS DRIVERS, TEACHERS, FOOD SERVICE STAFF, CUSTODIAL AND MAINTENANCE CREWS, ADMINISTRATION AND ALL SUPPORT.

EVERYONE DID THEIR PART WHILE WEIGHING HOW IT MIGHT AFFECT THEIR OWN FAMILIES.

HEROES AGAIN ROSE TO THE OCCASION AND THE WORK GOT DONE.

TEACHERS TEACH BECAUSE THEY LOVE CHILDREN AND KNOWLEDGE.

I'VE WITNESSED THEM WORK EXTRA HARD TO GET EVERY STUDENT WHAT THEY NEED.

I KNOW IN MY HEART THAT THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN NEXT FALL.

A SINCERE THANK YOU THANK YOU.

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CANE, WENDY LITTLE.

I'M JUST KIDDING.

I'M WENDY LITTLE AGAIN, SO MR. CHAIR, BOARD MEMBERS, DR.

TAYLOR AND EVERYONE ELSE DR.

DAUGHERTY MISSING IN ACTION.

THAT'S OK.

I COULD ASSUME THIS THAT THAT YOU STATED IN LARGE, VERY LARGE PART.

I DO HAVE A SON IN CBG.

HE KNOCKED IT OUT OF THE PARK, VIRTUALLY GETS HIMSELF UP AT FIVE THIRTY EVERY DAY.

YES.

AND VERY, VERY SERIOUS ABOUT HIS WORK AND WHETHER IT WAS IN SCHOOL OR VIRTUAL.

FANTASTIC.

MY OTHER SON, I'VE ALREADY GIVEN A HINT.

HE DID NOT DO SO SUCCESSFULLY.

HE ISN'T DOING SO SUCCESSFULLY.

AND IT HAS BEEN A TREMENDOUS HARDSHIP ON HIMSELF AND MYSELF.

HE HAS HAD LESS THAN HALF OF HIS PRESCRIBED EDUCATIONAL HOURS SINCE COVID SHUT DOWN LESS THAN HALF.

I HAVE BEEN BEGGING AND ADVOCATING FOR HIM SINCE THE BEGINNING AND I FIND I KIND OF SAY THIS IN JEST, BUT TRUTH MANY TIMES THERE, THERE'S NOT A TEAM IN IEP TEAM.

IT IS OFTEN.

SCHOOL OFFICIAL AGAINST THE FAMILY AND THE CHILD.

IT'S NOT EASY TO TAKE WHEN ONE PERSON OVERRIDES DOCTORS PRESCRIPTIONS FOR ASSISTANCE THAT YOUR CHILD NEEDS.

AND WE'RE HERE AGAIN, THAT'S BEEN FOUR DIFFERENT TIMES IN THE PAST.

WE'RE HERE AGAIN ON THE VERGE OF SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

AND I'M EXTRA NERVOUS BECAUSE MY SON IS NOT ABLE TO LIVE WITH ME, IN LARGE PART BECAUSE OF JUST HAVING NO SCHEDULE, NO SUPPORT.

HIS REGRESSIONS ARE TREMENDOUS AND WE NEEDED HELP AND SUPPORT AND HAVE NOT RECEIVED IT SOMEHOW WITH HALF OF HIS EDUCATION HOURS AND WE'RE STILL WORKING THROUGH THIS.

I'VE WORKED ON THIS FOR MONTHS TO TRY TO WHERE DOES HE STAND? WE DIDN'T DO RECOVERY OF LEARNING LAST YEAR.

THAT JUST DID NOT HAPPEN.

WHERE DO WE STAND? HOW DO WE EVALUATE WHAT WE NEED? WHEN MY SON RECEIVED HALF OF HIS EDUCATION, LESS THAN HALF, BUT HE'S GETTING ON STRAIGHT A'S.

THERE'S SOMETHING NOT RIGHT HERE.

AND I KNOW WHAT IT IS.

AND I JUST WANT TO SEE THAT.

THE ISSUES ARE TAKEN SERIOUSLY.

THERE IS A LOT OF RECTIFYING THAT NEEDS TO OCCUR.

THERE IS THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS THAT HAVE BEEN HAPPENING FOR YEARS.

DR. DAUGHERTY CALLED ME ON HIS EIGHTH DAY OF WORK WHEN HE ARRIVED.

I SAID THERE'S A LOT OF STUFF GOING ON YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT.

CAN YOU HELP US? AND I'VE JUST BECOME SO DESPERATE AND SO DESPONDENT FOR NOT ONLY MY CHILD'S HEALTH AND WELFARE, BUT HIS EDUCATION.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MS. LITTLE.

SONYA SMITH.

OK.

GOOD EVENING, CHAIRMAN HARTER DR.

DAUGHERTY AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

MY NAME IS SONYA SMITH, AND FOR THE LAST TIME, AS THIS IS MY FINAL FORMAL ADDRESS TO THIS BODY AS A CHESTERFIELD EDUCATION ASSOCIATION PRESIDENT, I BRING YOU GREETINGS AND SALUTATIONS.

I AM ALSO A PARENT AND RESIDENT OF THE BERMUDA DISTRICT.

AS WE WIND DOWN THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR, I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE A BRIEF LOOK BACK AND CELEBRATE, AS WELL AS LOOK AHEAD TO NEW OPPORTUNITIES.

TWO YEARS AGO, MANY OF US WERE CAMPAIGNING FOR YOU AS OUR FUND COMMITTEE RECOMMENDED FOUR OF YOU.

AND THE FIFTH WAS JUST SIMPLY TOO TOUGH OF A DECISION TO MAKE, BUT STILL SUPPORTED BOTH CANDIDATES RUNNING FOR THAT PARTICULAR DISTRICT.

AND HERE WE ARE NOW WITH A COUPLE OF THE TOUGHEST SCHOOL YEARS ALMOST BEHIND

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US.

AND THE ADVOCACY WILL AND MUST CONTINUE.

MEMBERS OF THE CHESTERFIELD EDUCATION ASSOCIATION SUPPORTED AND TURNED OUT IN RECORD NUMBERS BECAUSE THEY SAW THE VALUE IN EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU.

YOUR EMPLOYEES ARE TALENTED, CREATIVE AND LOYAL.

EVEN IN A PANDEMIC, THEY HAVE NOT ONLY SURVIVED, BUT THEY HAVE ALSO SHOWN A LEVEL OF CREATIVITY AND ENGAGEMENT VIRTUALLY WITH THEIR STUDENTS WITH NO BLUEPRINT THAT IS TO BE CELEBRATED AND UPLIFTED AS OUR UNION TRANSITIONS IN LEADERSHIP KNOW THAT IN ANY WORKFORCE SECTOR, WHEN THE COMPANY AND THE UNION WORK WELL TOGETHER, THE PROFIT MARGINS ARE HIGH IN EDUCATION THERE ARE NO MONETARY PROFIT MARGINS.

SO WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF WORKING WELL WITH YOUR UNION? A HAPPY WORKFORCE, A CONSISTENT WORKFORCE WITH HIGH RETENTION RATE, WHICH ULTIMATELY RESULTS IN HIGH TEST SCORES AND HIGH ON TIME GRADUATION RATES.

HOW DO WE GET THERE SUPPORT FROM YOU THE SCHOOL BOARD WORK ACTIVELY TO RE CRAFT POLICIES THAT ARE LESS PUNITIVE TOWARDS THE EMPLOYEES AND CREATE NEW PRACTICES THAT ALLOW FOR CORRECTIVE ACTIONS.

FINALLY, THE MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING THAT WAS SHARED.

EACH OF YOU AT THE END OF LAST WEEK AND WILL BE SHARED WITH YOU AGAIN TONIGHT SHOULD BE SERIOUSLY CONSIDERED AS A SMALL FIRST STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION OF A STRENGTHENED RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE DIVISION AND CEA.

OUR ULTIMATE GOAL UNDER OUR PRESIDENT ELECT, CHRISTINE MELENDEZ, IS TO GAIN COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

WE KNOW THAT THIS IS A MARATHON AND NOT A SPRINT.

OTHER SCHOOL DIVISIONS ARE ALREADY FARTHER ALONG IN THIS PROCESS AND THAT IS OK.

CEA IS HERE TO HELP EACH ONE OF YOU TO BETTER UNDERSTAND THE BENEFITS AS WELL AS SOME OF THE DRAWBACKS OF NEGOTIATIONS AND ULTIMATELY COLLECTIVE BARGAINING.

WE, THE MEMBERS OF THE CEA PREFER TO WORK WITH YOU, THE CCPS SCHOOL BOARD.

WE CAN SHOW YOU THE WAY TO ACHIEVE THIS END.

MEMBERS OF THE ORGANIZING COMMITTEE WILL BE REACHING OUT TO EACH OF YOU IN THE COMING MONTHS TO SHARE VALUABLE INFORMATION WITH YOU.

THIS THAT HAPPY, CONSISTENT, FREE FROM HIGH TURNOVER RATE EMPLOYEE FORCE, WHICH ULTIMATELY LEADS TO A WELL-EDUCATED STUDENT POPULATION AND SUCCESS FOR ALL.

I SINCERELY APPRECIATE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU AND WILL CHERISH THE TIME SPENT TOGETHER OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS STRENGTHENING OUR COMMUNITY AND DIVISION.

THANK YOU, MISS SMITH.

YOUR TIME IS EXPIRED.

AS ALWAYS, I THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND DEDICATION TO THE STRONG AND EQUITABLE HERE IN CHESTERFIELD.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MISS SMITH.

MR. CHAIR, THAT CONCLUDES THIS EVENING'S PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA NON AGENDA ITEMS. EXCUSE ME.

THANK YOU, MR.

[J. Superintendent's Remarks]

CLERK.

NEXT, WE HAVE THIS EVENING SUPERINTENDENT REMARKS DR.

DAUGHERTY.

THANK YOU, MR. CHAIR.

BOARD MEMBERS JUST TWO DAYS TO REMEMBER, STARTING NEXT WEEK, THE 7TH THROUGH THE 11TH.

WE HAVE GRADUATIONS AND I KNOW YOU HAVE YOUR SPEECHES READY.

AND SO GOOD LUCK AT YOUR SPEECHES.

WE HAVE FIVE ON THE 7TH FOUR ON THE 9TH AND TWO ON THE 11TH.

SO GOOD LUCK.

AND THEN ON THE 24TH, WE HAVE THE RIBBON CUTTING OF REAMS ELEMENTARY

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

SCHOOL, WHICH WE'RE EXCITED TO SEE OPEN AS WELL.

SO THANK YOU.

AND THAT IS ALL.

BOARD MEMBERS, DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY COMMENTS? MS. HAINES.

BECAUSE IT'S OUR END OF OUR FIRST YEAR TOGETHER, I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU.

WHEN I DECIDED TO RUN FOR SCHOOL BOARD, I DIDN'T HAVE A LOT OF SUPPORT IN MY EXTENDED FAMILY.

AND EXTENDED FAMILY MEMBERS WHO HAVE FRIENDS ON BOARDS SAID SCHOOL BOARDS TEND TO BE DYSFUNCTIONAL.

DON'T DO IT, KATHRYN.

YOU'RE CRAZY, BUT WE HAVE PROVEN THEM WRONG.

AND SO I CAN GO BACK TO MY FAMILY AND SAY NOT ALL SCHOOL BOARDS.

SO JUST THANK YOU.

I'M I'M REALLY PROUD TO BE A PART OF THIS BOARD, SO I'M EXCITED THAT WE HAVE THE SUMMER OFF.

SO I HOPE EVERYBODY JUST I KNOW NOT EVERYBODY HAS THE SUMMER OFF, BUT AS A BOARD THAT WORKED.

I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY HOURS A WEEK LAST SUMMER.

I HOPE EVERYBODY GETS AT LEAST SOME REST.

SO THANK YOU.

ANYONE ELSE? JUST REAL QUICK, I THINK I'D LIKE TO JUST ADDRESS SOME OF THE THE CONCERNS THAT MEMBERS OF THE COMMUNITY BROUGHT IN HERE THIS EVENING.

AS FAR AS CCPS IS CONCERNED, I DON'T BELIEVE WE HAVE ANY MANDATE FOR STUDENTS TO BE VACCINATED OR STAFF.

I KNOW SOME PEOPLE HAVE VOICED CONCERN ABOUT THE BUILDINGS BEING USED, BUT

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THE COUNTY MAKES THAT DECISION.

THEY OWN THE BUILDINGS.

AND IF THEY'RE GOING TO DO IT OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL HOURS, THERE'S NOTHING THAT WE CAN REALLY DO ABOUT THAT.

AS FAR AS REMOVING THE MASKS, AS SOON AS THE GOVERNOR.

RELEASES US.

FROM THE EXECUTIVE ORDER, WE WILL IT'S NOT JUST A MANDATE, IT'S AN EXECUTIVE ORDER.

AND WHILE WE ARE CURRENTLY IN A STATE OF EMERGENCY THAT HOLDS THE SAME WEIGHT AS A LAW.

TRUST ME, WE WOULD WE WOULD HAVE DONE IT IF WE COULD ALREADY.

SO WE ARE ARE ARE VERY HOPEFUL THAT IN THE NEXT COMING WEEKS THAT WE WILL SEE SOMETHING OUT OF THE GOVERNOR'S OFFICE AS IT PERTAINS TO MASK'S IN OUR K-12 EDUCATION.

MS. BAILEY SINCE YOU WENT THERE.

THEY LIKE US TO JUST BE QUIET UP HERE, BUT I I'M SORRY THERE WERE A COUPLE OF COMMENTS TONIGHT.

FIRST, I WANT TO SAY THE TWO YOUNG CHILDREN THAT SPOKE TREMENDOUS PRAISE FOR THEIR COURAGE BUT HOPEFULLY SOMEONE KNOWS THEM AND CAN TELL THEM YOU CAN GO BACK AND WATCH THIS AND AND HOPEFULLY THEY CAN HEAR ME SAY THAT WE'VE HEARD THEM.

ANOTHER COMMENT THAT WAS MADE TONIGHT WAS I WANT TO SAY I AGREE WITH AND THAT IS OUR GOVERNOR HAS FAILED OUR CHILDREN HERE.

I AGREE COMPLETELY WITH THAT STATEMENT.

BUT WE AS A BOARD, AS MR. HARTER JUST POINTED OUT, ARE OBLIGATED TO FOLLOW THE GOVERNOR'S EXECUTIVE ORDER.

AND I WOULD URGE YOU TO TAKE YOUR PLEAS TO THE GOVERNOR'S MANSION, TAKE THEM THERE, BECAUSE WE WILL.

AND I DON'T KNOW IF YOU SAW THE WORK SESSION, BUT WE DIDN'T WHERE MASKS DURING OUR WORK SESSION AND FOUND OUT DURING OUR WORK SESSION THAT WE WERE ORDERED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR TO PUT THEM BACK ON BECAUSE WE WERE IN A WORKPLACE AND THAT MASKS WERE MANDATED IN A WORKPLACE.

SO I'M FEELING YOUR PAIN AS WELL.

I'M LIKE, ARE YOU KIDDING? WE HAVE TO PUT THEM BACK ON.

WE'RE ALL VACCINATED.

WHY AM I WEARING THIS MASK UP HERE? BUT TAKE YOUR FIGHT TO THE GOVERNOR'S MANSION, PLEASE.

I'M RIGHT THERE BEHIND YOU.

AND THE MINUTE THAT WE GET THE OK, THEY CAN COME OFF.

AND I WILL ADVOCATE FOR THAT.

BETWEEN NOW AND SUMMER SCHOOL AT THE START OF SUMMER SCHOOL, I CAN HONESTLY SAY I DO NOT THINK THAT CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED BETWEEN NOW AND THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL UNLESS SOMEONE'S GOT THE GOVERNOR'S EAR.

BUT ANOTHER COMMENT THAT I RESONATED WITH ME IS PARENTS SHOULD DECIDE WHAT'S BEST FOR THEIR CHILDREN.

AND LET'S LET THE PARENTS DECIDE WHETHER THEIR CHILDREN SHOULD HAVE TO WEAR A MASK OR NOT.

AND THERE SHOULD BE NO SHAMING WHETHER YOU DO OR YOU DON'T.

AND I JUST I APPRECIATE ALL OF THE COMMENTS TONIGHT.

I FEEL COMPLETELY STYMIED HERE AND IT'S FRUSTRATING.

SO GO INTO THE GOVERNOR'S MANSION.

I'LL BE RIGHT THERE WITH YOU.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, IF THERE'S NO FURTHER BUSINESS

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SO MOVED.

OK 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 THE JUNE 1ST, 2021 SCHOOL BOARD BUSINESS MEETING IS ADJOURNED.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.