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AYE, THE MOTION CARRIES.

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GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

I'D LIKE TO CALL THE FEBRUARY 8TH, 2022 SCHOOL BOARD BUSINESS MEETING TO ORDER.

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

TONIGHT WE HAVE INVOCATION, MR. HARTER. THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

BEFORE THIS EVENING'S INVOCATION, THE SCHOOL BOARD WOULD LIKE TO RECOGNIZE THE MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR THE PASSING OF RAYMOND AMOS, AN ALGEBRA TEACHER AT FALLING CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL, WHO JOINED CCPS IN AUGUST OF 2020.

BRENDA SWEAT, A FISCAL TECHNICIAN AT MATOACA MIDDLE SCHOOL, WHO JOINED CCPS ON SEPTEMBER 2ND, 2003.

AND JEFFREY MORRIS, A MANAGER IN TRAINING WITH FOOD NUTRITION SERVICES, WHO JOINED CCPS IN AUGUST OF 2017.

PLEASE JOIN US IN A MOMENT OF SILENCE.

THANK YOU. AND NOW FOR THIS EVENING'S INVOCATION.

ACCEPT OUR THANKS FOR THIS DAY AND ALL OF HIS BLESSINGS.

GUIDE AND DIRECT US IN OUR ACTIONS.

GRANT THAT EACH OF US MAY FEEL OUR RESPONSIBILITY TO EXCHANGE IDEAS AND PROPOSE SOLUTIONS TO OUR COMMUNITY.

AMEN. FLAG SALUTE MS. HAINES.

ALLEGIANCE] TONIGHT'S CONSENT AGENDA INCLUDES

[B. Consent Agenda]

AGENDA ADOPTION, APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES FROM THE JANUARY 11, 2022 BUSINESS MEETING THE JANUARY 25TH, 2022 BUDGET WORK SESSION.

MEMO NUMBER 011-22 REIMBURSEMENT FOR ATTORNEY FEES.

MEMO NUMBER 012-22 RECOMMENDED PERSONNEL ACTIONS.

MEMO NUMBER 018-22 FY 22 ACCEPTANCE OF NEW GRANTS.

MEMO NUMBER 00 SORRY 022-22 APPOINTMENT OF MEMBER TO SCHOOL BOARD ADVISORY COMMITTEE.

MEMO NUMBER 023-22 DEQ ELECTRIC GRANT APPLICATION APPROVAL AND APPOINTMENT OF ACTING CLERK. ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONS OR CORRECTIONS TO THE CONSENT AGENDA? MADAM CHAIR, THERE ARE NO ADDITIONS OR CORRECTIONS TO THIS CONSENT AGENDA.

ARE THERE ANY REQUESTS FROM A SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER TO SEPARATE AN ITEM FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA FOR DISCUSSION AND INDIVIDUAL ACTION? HEARING NONE MAY I HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS PRESENTED? SO MOVED. IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND.

MADAM DEPUTY CLERK, WOULD YOU PLEASE CALL ROLE ON THE MOTION? ANN COKER. AYE.

DOT HEFFRON.

AYE. DEBBIE BAILEY. AYE.

RYAN HARTER. AYE.

KATHRYN HAINES.

AYE. THE MOTION CARRIES.

NEXT, WE HAVE THIS EVENING'S PUBLIC HEARINGS.

[C. Public Hearing - Superintendent's Proposed FY2023 Operating Budget]

WE HAVE TWO PUBLIC HEARINGS SCHEDULED FOR THIS EVENING.

THE FIRST WILL BE HELD FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT'S PROPOSED FY 2023 OPERATING BUDGET.

THIS WILL BE FOLLOWED BY THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE PROPOSED FY 2023-29 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN.

WE ARE VERY INTERESTED IN HEARING YOUR COMMENTS ABOUT BOTH PROPOSED PLANS.

THE SCHOOL BOARD WILL TAKE ACTION TO APPROVE THE BUDGET AND THE CIP AT THE FEBRUARY 22ND SPECIAL MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD.

FOR BOTH PUBLIC HEARINGS THIS EVENING CITIZENS WERE GIVEN THE OPTION OF SUBMITTING THEIR COMMENTS ONLINE OR IN PERSON.

COMMENTS SUBMITTED VIA THE ONLINE FORM WERE SENT TO THE BOARD PRIOR TO THE START OF TONIGHT'S MEETING AND WILL BE INCLUDED IN FULL AS AN ADDENDUM TO THE MEETING MINUTES.

WE WILL NOW OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR COMMENTS RELATED TO THE SUPERINTENDENT'S PROPOSED FY 2023 OPERATING BUDGET.

MADAM CLERK, WILL YOU PLEASE ANNOUNCE THE SPEAKERS? MADAM CHAIR, THREE SPEAKERS SIGNED UP IN ADVANCE FOR THIS PUBLIC HEARING.

AS I'LL CALL YOUR NAMES, PLEASE COME FORWARD AND BE READY TO SPEAK IN THE ORDER THAT YOU WERE CALLED. MAY WE HAVE DIANE BROWN, BEN PEARSON NELSON AND CHRISTINE MELENDEZ.

EACH SPEAKER WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES TO ADDRESS THE BOARD.

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

AS A REMINDER, NO PERSONAL BELONGINGS OTHER THAN A CELL PHONE AND SPEAKERS NOTES ARE ALLOWED AT THE PODIUM.

WE ALSO ASK THAT SPEAKERS REFRAIN FROM TOUCHING THE MICROPHONES.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO GIVE YOUR NAME AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR COMMENTS, AND PLEASE NOTE THAT COMMENTS EQUIVALENT TO CAMPAIGNING FOR THE PUBLIC OFFICE ARE IN VIOLATION OF SCHOOL BOARD POLICY 1110 AND ARE PROHIBITED.

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CAN WE HAVE DIANE BROWN.

FOR YOUR SERVICE TO EDUCATION IN CHESTERFIELD COUNTY AND FOR GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMMENT ON THE SUPERINTENDENT'S PROPOSED 22 23 BUDGET.

I WOULD ESPECIALLY LIKE TO THANK DR.

DAUGHERTY FOR THE EXCELLENT JOB HE HAS DONE IN CREATING A BUDGET THAT REFLECTS THE TRUE FUNDING NEEDS OF CHESTERFIELD COUNTY.

THIS BUDGET REPRESENTS A SIGNIFICANT INCREASE IN EXPENDITURE OVER THE PREVIOUS YEAR, BUT THE PRIORITIES HE HAS IDENTIFIED INVESTING IN WORKFORCE, STUDENTS AND INFRASTRUCTURE JUSTIFY THAT.

I AM PLEASED TO HAVE THE CHANCE TO OFFER A FEW THOUGHTS IN SUPPORT OF THIS BUDGET.

FIRST, LET ME INTRODUCE MYSELF.

YOU ALREADY KNOW MY NAME IS DIANE BROWN.

I'M A 22 YEAR RESIDENT OF CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, WHO PRIMARILY CHOSE TO LIVE IN CHESTERFIELD COUNTY BECAUSE OF THE QUALITY OF ITS SCHOOLS.

I'M THE PARENT OF TWO YOUNG ADULTS WHO BOTH GRADUATED FROM COLLEGE WITH HONORS AND NOW ARE SUCCESSFUL MEMBERS OF THE WORKFORCE.

THEIR SUCCESS CAN BE DIRECTLY TIED TO THE OUTSTANDING K-THROUGH-12 EDUCATION THEY RECEIVED IN CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

I ALSO HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF TEACHING AT MANCHESTER MIDDLE SCHOOL FROM 2016 TO 2019.

ALTHOUGH NOW RETIRED, I STILL RETAIN STRONG TIES TO MY MANY TEACHERS AND STUDENTS IN CHESTERFIELD AND WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT ADEQUATE RESOURCES ARE AVAILABLE TO SUPPORT CCPS AS A THRIVING SCHOOL SYSTEM FOR THEM.

AS I BEGAN LOOKING AT THE PROPOSED BUDGET, ONE NUMBER JUMPED OUT AT ME 5700, 5700 MORE STUDENTS PROJECTED TO BE ENROLLED IN CCPS SCHOOLS IN THE 2026 SCHOOL YEAR.

AT OUR CURRENT 15.777, 15.77 STUDENT TEACHER RATIO.

THAT MEANS CHESTERFIELD COUNTY WILL NEED 362 MORE TEACHERS IN 2026 THAN WE HAVE NOW.

BUT IT ISN'T JUST 362 TEACHERS BECAUSE THAT DOESN'T INCLUDE THE NUMBER OF TEACHERS CURRENTLY IN CLASSROOMS WHO WILL LEAVE IN THE NEXT FIVE YEARS.

HISTORICALLY, 50 PERCENT OF ALL BEGINNING TEACHERS LEAVE THE PROFESSION WITHIN FIVE YEARS, AND EIGHT PERCENT OF ALL TEACHERS LEAVE THE PROFESSION EVERY YEAR.

WELL WE ARE NOT IN HISTORICALLY NORMAL TIME WHEN IT COMES TO THE TEACHING PROFESSION.

YOU ALREADY HEARD THIS EVENING THAT THERE ARE MANY FEWER NEW LICENSED TEACHERS, AND CURRENT TEACHERS ARE LEAVING THE PROFESSION IN DROVES.

I'M JUST GOING GIVE YOU SOME QUICK STATISTICS BECAUSE I'M GOING TO RUN OUT OF TIME.

THEY DID A SURVEY THROUGH ED WEEK AND BEFORE THE PANDEMIC 13 PERCENT OF TEACHERS EXPECTED TO. WERE SAID THEY WERE LIKELY TO LEAVE THE PROFESSION IN THE NEXT TWO YEARS.

THAT JUMPED NUMBER JUMPED TO 33 PERCENT AND CHESTERFIELD IS NO DIFFERENT.

ALL RIGHT. TEACHERS ARE THE NUMBER ONE FACTOR IN STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT, AND IF WE DON'T SUPPORT THEM WITH PAY, CHESTERFIELD COUNTY IS NOT GOING TO BE ABLE TO GET THE TEACHERS THEY NEED TO TEACH THOSE 5700 STUDENTS.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU, MS. BROWN.

MAY WE HAVE DR. BEN PEARSON, NELSON.

GOOD EVENING. I AM DR.

BEN PEARSON NELSON, PRESIDENT OF THE CHESTERFIELD COUNTY COUNCIL OF PARENT-TEACHER ASSOCIATIONS. WE HAVE OVER 8000 MEMBERS COVERING FIFTY TWO SCHOOLS IN CHESTERFIELD COUNTY. THE BUDGET PRESENTATION HIGHLIGHTS THAT ONCE AGAIN IN VIRGINIA, CHESTERFIELD COUNTY RANKS LAST IN PER PUPIL FUNDING COMPARED TO SIMILAR SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

IF WE CONSIDER THE LOCAL FUNDING CONTRIBUTION, WE RANK SECOND TO LAST.

IN FACT, THE ONLY DISTRICT OUR SIZE THAT SPENDS LESS IS NORFOLK, WHICH GETS SUBSTANTIALLY MORE FUNDING FROM THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.

ALMOST EVERY DAY I TALK TO PARENTS AND TEACHERS AND TEACHERS WHO ARE PARENTS.

THERE ARE DIFFERENT OPINIONS ON WHICH NEEDS TO FUND FIRST, BUT I'VE NEVER HAD ANYONE ASK, WHAT DO WE NEED TO DO TO MAKE SURE OUR KIDS STAY IN LAST PLACE? LIKE MANY NEW CITIZENS IN CHESTERFIELD COUNTY.

I MOVED HERE WITH MY FAMILY BECAUSE OF THE EXCELLENT SCHOOLS AND THE TEACHERS.

IF WE WANT TO BE THE NUMBER ONE CHOICE FOR EDUCATION, WE NEED A SUBSTANTIAL INVESTMENT IN

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OUR SCHOOLS. IF WE WANT TO RECRUIT AND RETAIN HIGH QUALITY TEACHERS, WE NEED TO PAY SALARIES THAT MATCH THOSE EXPECTATIONS.

IF WE WANT TO GIVE OUR KIDS THE OPPORTUNITY TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL, WE NEED TO MAKE SURE OUR TEACHERS HAVE THE RESOURCES THEY NEED TO SUPPORT OUR KIDS.

IF WE WANT TO MAKE SURE OUR KIDS ARE SAFE AND HEALTHY.

WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE FED AND HAVE ACCESS TO TRAINED PROFESSIONALS TO CARE FOR THEIR PHYSICAL AND MENTAL HEALTH.

THE MISSION OF THE PTA IS TO MAKE EVERY CHILD'S POTENTIAL A REALITY BY ENGAGING AND EMPOWERING FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES TO ADVOCATE FOR ALL CHILDREN.

OUR MESSAGE TO THE SCHOOL BOARD IS THIS WE SUPPORT FULLY FUNDING OUR SCHOOLS.

WHEN YOU NEGOTIATE WITH THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS, PLEASE KNOW THAT YOU HAVE AN ARMY OF PARENTS AND TEACHERS BEHIND YOU.

AND IF YOU NEED A RALLY OF PARENTS AND TEACHERS BEHIND YOU TO CHANT, FUND OUR SCHOOLS.

FUND OUR SCHOOLS.

THE PTA WILL BE THERE.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME.

THANK YOU, DR. BEN PEARSON NELSON.

CHRISTINE MELENDEZ.

GOOD EVENING, BOARD MEMBERS, COUNTY STAFF.

MY COMMENTS ARE SHORT TONIGHT BECAUSE IN LISTENING TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOUR COMMENTS AND EVERYTHING THAT YOU'VE SHARED ALONG WITH THE PROPOSED BUDGET BY DR.

DAUGHERTY, WE CAN ALL BE IN AGREEMENT THAT THIS BUDGET IS THE MOST NECESSARY THING WE NEED TO ENSURE THAT OUR STUDENTS ARE GETTING THE BEST THAT THEY DESERVE.

I WANTED TO ALSO THINK THE CITIZEN BUDGET ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND SAGE FOR THEIR THOUGHTFUL INPUT AND THE TIME THAT THEY TOOK TO HAVE REAL EXPERIENCE IN THE CLASSROOMS AND IN THE BUILDINGS THAT OUR STUDENTS GO TO EACH AND EVERY DAY.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MS. MELENDEZ, MADAM CHAIR.

NO MORE SPEAKERS LINED UP IN ADVANCE.

ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS FOR THE PUBLIC HEARING ON THE SUPERINTENDENT'S PROPOSED FY 2023 OPERATING BUDGET? SEEING NONE. TONIGHT'S PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT'S PROPOSED FY 2023 OPERATING BUDGET IS CLOSED.

NEXT, WE WILL OPEN THE PUBLIC HEARING FOR COMMENTS ON THE SUPERINTENDENT'S PROPOSED FY

[D. Public Hearing - Superintendent's Proposed FY23-29 Capital Improvement Plan]

2023 TO 2029 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN.

MADAM CLERK, WILL YOU PLEASE CALL TONIGHT'S SPEAKERS? MADAM CHAIR, TWO SPEAKERS SIGNED UP IN ADVANCE FOR THIS PUBLIC HEARING, AS I'LL CALL YOUR NAMES, PLEASE COME FORWARD AND BE READY TO SPEAK IN THE ORDER THAT YOU WERE CALLED.

AND WE HAVE DR. BEN PEARSON NELSON AND CHRISTINE MELENDEZ.

I'LL REPEAT THE PROTOCOL FOR THIS EVENING.

EACH SPEAKER WILL HAVE THREE MINUTES TO ADDRESS THE BOARD.

THERE'S A TIMER SET UP ON THE 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 A REMINDER, NO PERSONAL BELONGINGS OTHER THAN A CELL PHONE AND SPEAKERS NOTES ARE ALLOWED AT THE PODIUM. WE ASK THAT SPEAKERS REFRAIN FROM TOUCHING THE MICROPHONES.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO GIVE YOUR NAME AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR COMMENTS, AND PLEASE NOTE THAT COMMENTS EQUIVALENT TO CAMPAIGNING FOR ANY PUBLIC OFFICE IS IN VIOLATION OF SCHOOL BOARD POLICY 1110 AND ARE PROHIBITED.

DR. BEN PEARSON NELSON.

GOOD EVENING, I AM DR.

BEN PEARSON NELSON, PRESIDENT OF CHESTERFIELD COUNTY COUNCIL, PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATIONS . A YOUNG FAMILY IS RELOCATING TO CENTRAL VIRGINIA FROM THE MIDWEST.

THEY FIND A KNOWLEDGEABLE AND SMART REAL ESTATE AGENT.

THE PARENTS ASKED TO SEE THE SCHOOLS THEIR CHILDREN'S WILL ATTEND.

THE AGENT SHOWS THEM A LOCAL SCHOOL AND THE FATHER ASKS, WHAT ARE THOSE TRAILER HOUSES FOR? AND THE AGENT SAYS, OH NO, SIR, THOSE AREN'T TRAILER HOUSES.

THOSE ARE LEARNING COTTAGES.

VERY FUNNY, SAYS THE FATHER.

WE'RE FROM OHIO, AND THOSE ARE MOST DEFINITELY TRAILER HOUSES.

THE REAL ESTATE AGENT, A CLEVER ENTREPRENEUR, THINKS FOR A MOMENT AND REPLIES, I APOLOGIZE. YOU ARE CORRECT AND CLEARLY A PERSON OF GOOD TASTE.

PERHAPS I CAN SHOW YOU ONE OF OUR BRAND NEW MEGA LEARNING COTTAGES.

OR IF YOU PREFER CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE, WE HAVE SEVERAL CENTURY SCHOOLS TO CHOOSE FROM.

TRAILER HOUSES OR LEARNING COTTAGES OR MEGA LEARNING COTTAGES WERE ALWAYS MEANT TO BE TEMPORARY. IN 2011, CHESTERFIELD COUNTY HAD 260 CLASSROOMS IN TRAILERS.

NOW WE'VE MOVED ON TO EVEN LARGER TEMPORARY STRUCTURES JUST TO PUT OUR SITUATION IN CONTEXT. OUR EXPENSE PER STUDENT IS JUST UNDER $10000 A YEAR.

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THE NATIONAL AVERAGE IS OVER 12000.

THE CHESTERFIELD MEDIAN HOUSEHOLD INCOME IS $20000 MORE THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE, AND THE MEDIAN HOME VALUE IS NEARLY 30000 GREATER THAN THE NATIONAL AVERAGE.

OUR STUDENT POPULATION CONTINUES TO GROW EACH YEAR.

DOES THE PTA SUPPORT BUILDING NEW SCHOOLS THAT MEET MODERN SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS? YES, WE DO.

THE PTA SUPPORTS BUILDING NEW SCHOOLS THAT MEET MODERN SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS.

TO PARAPHRASE AN OLD ADAGE, THE BEST TIME TO BUILD NEW SCHOOLS WOULD HAVE BEEN 20 YEARS AGO, THE SECOND BEST TIME WOULD BE TOMORROW.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. THANK YOU, DR.

BEN PEARSON NELSON.

CHRISTINE MELENDEZ.

HELLO, SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS, I REALIZED I FORGOT TO INTRODUCE MYSELF LAST TIME, SO I AM CHRISTINE MELENDEZ, THE PRESIDENT OF THE CHESTERFIELD EDUCATION ASSOCIATION.

I WANT TO ECHO WHAT DR.

PEARSON NELSON HAD TO SAY.

AND IN LOOKING OVER THE CIP, I WOULD ALSO BE ECHOING THE THOUGHTS OF OUR MEMBERS AND OTHER EMPLOYEES BY ASKING IF THERE IS A WAY TO LOOK FOR A SPACE TO PUT A HIGH SCHOOL SOMEWHERE NEAR MEADOWBROOK SO THAT WE CAN ALSO TAKE CARE OF SOME OF THE OVERCROWDING THAT IS HAPPENING AT THAT SCHOOL.

WE KNOW THAT CURRENTLY THE PROPOSED BUILDING IS FOR WESTERN 360, WHICH IS CLOSEST TO COSBY HIGH SCHOOL. BUT IN LOOKING AT SOME OF THE NUMBERS ON THE SCHOOL WEBSITES, COSBY HIGH SCHOOL THE BUILDING WAS OPENED IN 2007, WHEREAS SCHOOLS LIKE MONACAN WERE OPEN IN 1979, MANCHESTER 1992 AND MEADOWBROOK HAD A RENOVATION IN 2001.

SO IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL TO WORK TOGETHER TO SEE IF WE CAN MAKE THAT POSSIBLE.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MS. MELENDEZ, MADAM CHAIR NO MORE SPEAKERS ARE SIGNED UP IN ADVANCE.

ARE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL SPEAKERS FOR THE PUBLIC HEARING ON THE SUPERINTENDENT'S PROPOSED FY 2023 2029 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN.

SEEING NONE. TONIGHT'S PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT'S PROPOSED FY 2023 2029 CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PLAN IS CLOSED.

THANK YOU ALL. THANK YOU TO ALL OF TONIGHT'S SPEAKERS FOR BOTH PUBLIC HEARINGS.

WE APPRECIATE YOUR COMMENTS, FEEDBACK AND SUGGESTIONS.

THE BOARD WILL TAKE ACTION TO APPROVE THE FY 2023 BUDGET AND THE FY 2023 29 CIP AT THE FEBRUARY 22ND SPECIAL MEETING OF THE SCHOOL BOARD.

DR. DAUGHERTY. THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR AND BOARD MEMBERS, I HAVE TWO ANNOUNCEMENTS TONIGHT. WHEN I CALL YOUR NAME, PLEASE COME UP TO THE FRONT TO BE RECOGNIZED FIRST OF ALL. BRANDY SHEPHERD WAS APPROVED TO BE THE DIRECTOR OF EMPLOYEE RELATIONS AND STAFFING EDUCATION. BS IN HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND AN AS IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AND BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION.

SO EXCITED TO HAVE HER WITH US.

AND SHE'S GOING TO DO A GREAT JOB FOR US.

SO CONGRATULATIONS ON BEING WITH US AND WELCOME ABOARD.

SCHOOL, WHICH WILL TAKE EFFECT ON JULY ONE, 2022 ON THE RETIREMENT OF PAT STANFIELD.

I'D LIKE TO INTRODUCE NEW PRINCIPAL TO YOU AS ARIANA HAYES.

HAYES, WE ARE SO EXCITED FOR THIS NEW OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU AND LOOKING FORWARD TO GREAT THINGS AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL.

CONGRATULATIONS. THANK YOU.

THAT IS ALL MADAM CHAIR.

THANK YOU, DR. DAUGHERTY.

[E. Awards and Recognitions]

NEXT, WE HAVE AWARDS AND RECOGNITIONS DUE TO THE NUMBER OF RECOGNITIONS TONIGHT, I WOULD LIKE TO ASK STAFF TO PLEASE CLEAR THE ROOM AT THIS TIME.

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MADAME CHAIR, WE HAVE TWO INITIAL RECOGNITIONS FOR STAFF SUCCESS, IF I COULD ASK OUR SCHOOL COUNSELORS TO COME FORWARD AT THIS TIME.

THIS IS NATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELING WEEK, AN ANNUAL RECOGNITION TO DESIGN, TO FOCUS PUBLIC ATTENTION ON THE CONTRIBUTION OF SCHOOL COUNSELORS WITHIN THE UNITED STATES SCHOOL SYSTEMS. THE 2022 THEME IS SCHOOL COUNSELING BETTER TOGETHER.

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS SCHOOL COUNSELORS WORK TO MAXIMIZE STUDENT SUCCESS, PROMOTING ACCESS AND OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS.

OUR SCHOOL COUNSELORS HELP ALL STUDENTS APPLY ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT STRATEGIES, SUPPORT STUDENTS SOCIAL EMOTIONAL NEEDS AND TEACH INTERPERSONAL SKILLS, RESPOND TO AND PROVIDE SUPPORT FOR CRITICAL INCIDENTS WITHIN THEIR SCHOOLS AND PLAN FOR POST-SECONDARY OPTIONS.

EACH YEAR CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS RECOGNIZES OUTSTANDING SCHOOL COUNSELORS WHO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND IN ORDER TO MAXIMIZE STUDENT SUCCESS, AND PROVIDE ACCESS AND OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL STUDENTS.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE TOP SCHOOL COUNSELORS LEADERS WHO ARE ALL IN FOR ALL STUDENTS.

OUTSTANDING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR.

JOSHUA REED AT CHALKELY ELEMENTARY.

MIDDLE SCHOOL COUNSELOR OF THE YEAR, KELLY DEPEW AT PROVIDENCE MIDDLE.

HIGH.

AND MANCHESTER HIGH SCHOOLS.

JUST BRAGGING ON COUNSELORS AND JUST HOW MUCH YOU HAVE MEANT TO THEM.

SO IT JUST IT'S AMAZING TO SEE YOU GET THE RECOGNITION.

THE STUDENTS ARE NOT SURPRISED, BUT IT'S GOOD TO HAVE YOU RECOGNIZED BEFORE THE PUBLIC AS WELL. SO THANK YOU. AND IF YOU COULD, IF THERE'S ANY FAMILY HERE TO RECOGNIZE, CAN YOU? IS THERE ANY FAMILY HERE? ANY SCHOOL FAMILY, YEAH, SCHOOL FAMILY, SCHOOL FAMILY.

CHALKELY IN THE HOUSE, AND SHARE WHAT YOU LOVE ABOUT COUNSELING.

OH, MY GOODNESS, PUT ME ON THE SPOT.

CHALKELY IT'S HOME, THE STUDENTS, THE RELATIONSHIPS.

EVERY DAY IT'S MAKING A DIFFERENCE AND JUST BEING THERE AND KNOWING EVERY KID.

I LOVE WHAT I DO.

YOU KNOW, THEY SAY, IF YOU FIND A JOB YOU LOVE, YOU NEVER WORK A DAY IN YOUR LIFE.

AND THAT'S WHAT IT FEELS LIKE.

AND DAYS ARE TOUGH.

BUT YOU KNOW EVERY DAY'S NEW.

SO THANK YOU.

YEAH, I LOVE MY JOB.

LOVE IT. AND I JUST THINK I LOVE WATCHING HOW KIDS GROW FROM SIX UP TO EIGHT AND HOW HOW MUCH THEY DEVELOP.

AND I LOVE I LOVE JUST HELPING STUDENTS AND STAFF.

SO I'M VERY THANKFUL FOR THIS JOB AND GLAD TO BE HERE.

SO I'M HONORED. THANK YOU.

SO I'VE HAD A EXTREMELY CHALLENGING, HEALTH WISE, MY OWN PERSONAL HEALTH THIS PAST YEAR AND WITHOUT MY SCHOOL FAMILY, MY HUSBAND, MY BOYS OF MY OWN, I WOULD NOT HAVE, I WOULD NOT BE THE COUNSELOR THAT I AM.

SO I APPRECIATE EVERYTHING MONACAN AND I CAN DO TOGETHER.

THANK YOU. I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT I LOVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WATCH STUDENTS GROW AND TO FIND THEIR TALENTS AND WHAT THEIR INTERESTS ARE AND THEIR PASSIONS.

SO THAT'S WHY I DO THIS JOB AND IT'S A HUGE HONOR, AND OPPORTUNITY, AND I APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE AT THE MATOACA AND MANCHESTER.

IF I COULD ASK OUR BUDGET TEAM AND BOB MEISTER TO COME FORWARD AT THIS TIME.

FOR THE EIGHTH CONSECUTIVE YEAR, THE COMPREHENSIVE BUDGET DOCUMENT CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS WAS RECOGNIZED WITH THE MERITORIOUS BUDGET AWARD FROM THE ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL BUSINESS OFFICIALS INTERNATIONAL.

THIS AWARD WAS BESTOWED FOR EXCELLENCE AND PREPARATION ISSUANCE OF THE SCHOOL DIVISION'S FISCAL YEAR 2022 OPERATING BUDGET.

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THIS AWARD PROMOTES AND RECOGNIZES EXCELLENCE IN SCHOOL BUDGET PRESENTATION AND ENHANCES SCHOOL BUSINESS OFFICIALS SKILLS IN DEVELOPING, ANALYZING AND PRESENTING A SCHOOL SYSTEM BUDGET. THIS PROGRAM'S STRINGENT CRITERIA.

PLEASE JOIN ME IN CONGRATULATING THE BUDGET TEAM.

FEW.

SO I AM HONORED TO BE ABLE TO CONGRATULATE YOU ALL FOR ALL THE HARD WORK.

BUDGET SEASON IS CHALLENGING AND SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE HARD WORK AND LONG HOURS I KNOW YOU PUT IN TO CREATING AND PUTTING THAT LOVELY BINDER TOGETHER THAT I DO PERSONALLY ENJOY.

SO THANK Y'ALL VERY MUCH AND YOUR HARD WORK IS DEFINITELY RECOGNIZED AND CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS AWARD.

FOR OUR NEXT RECOGNITION, I'D LIKE TO INVITE MS. GEORGIA KASPER TO JOIN MR. HARTER IN FRONT OF THE DAIS.

MADAM CLARK, WOULD YOU PLEASE READ THE RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING THE IMPORTANCE OF CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION? WHEREAS THE ASSOCIATION FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION HAS DESIGNATED FEBRUARY 2022 AS CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION MONTH.

AND WHEREAS CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAS OFFERED CTE COURSES FOR OVER A CENTURY . WHEREAS CTE OFFERS PATHWAYS FOR STUDENTS TO PREPARE FOR CAREERS IN HIGH WAGE, HIGH DEMAND CAREERS.

AND WHEREAS CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS OFFERS INSTRUCTION IN 16 CAREER CLUSTERS, THIRTY ONE CAREER PATHWAYS AND SIXTY SEVEN CAREER FIELDS WITH TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY THREE CTE COURSE OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR CCPS STUDENTS TO EXPLORE.

AND WHEREAS THE STUDENT THE SCHOOL DIVISION'S CULINARY ARTS BAKING PROGRAM IS THE CURRENT VDOE CTE PROGRAM OF THE YEAR.

WHEREAS THE CTE PROGRAM HAS ALSO BEEN RECOGNIZED WITH THE VDOE REGION ONE CREATING EXCELLENCE AWARDS FOR BOTH BUSINESS AND INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP AND EXEMPLARY PROGRAM.

AND WHEREAS IN THE PAST THREE YEARS, CTE STUDENTS HAVE ACHIEVED AN INDUSTRY CREDENTIALED PASS RATE OF NINETY TWO PERCENT, WITH FOUR THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED NINETY ONE CREDENTIALS PASSED IN THE 2020 21 SCHOOL YEAR.

AND WHEREAS CTE IS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE SCHOOL DIVISION'S CURRICULUM.

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE CHESTERFIELD COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNIZES FEBRUARY 2022 AS CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION MONTH ACKNOWLEDGES THE IMPORTANCE OF CAREER IN TECHNICAL EDUCATION, AND THINKS THE HARDWORKING CTE TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS OF CHESTERFIELD COUNTY FOR THEIR WORK IN ENSURING THAT THE SCHOOL DIVISION'S CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION REMAINS A BEST IN CLASS PROGRAM.

I'D LIKE TO SAY CONGRATULATIONS, AND I'VE BEEN REALLY HAPPY TO BE PART OF THIS JOURNEY TO SIT ON THE CTE COMMITTEE FOR THE LAST TWO YEARS, AND MY SON, WHO'S A SENIOR, HE'S IN THE SECOND YEAR OF CTE PROGRAM AND I HAVE TWO SOPHOMORES THAT ARE ALSO APPLYING TO GOING THROUGH IT. SO I'M FOREVER GRATEFUL FOR YOU GUYS TO HELPING THEM FIND THEIR WAY AND FIND SOMETHING THAT THEY'RE INTERESTED IN.

AND WE TRULY DO APPRECIATE EVERYTHING YOU DO.

IF YOU GUYS WOULD LIKE.

I WOULD LOVE OUR TEACHERS TO SAY A QUICK WORD.

HI, I'M LAURA AND I KIND OF LIKE TO THINK OF MYSELF AS THE SPARK AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL, GETTING THAT INTEREST THAT HOPEFULLY WHEN THEY GET TO CTE OR THE TECH CENTER THAT THEY WILL CONTINUE THEIR JOURNEY THROUGH HIGH SCHOOL.

MY SON IS ALSO APPLYING TO THIS YEAR.

HOPE CROSS MY FINGERS.

I HOPE IT'S FOR DENTAL.

YES, I'M REGINA I AM THE DENTAL TEACHER AT THE TECH CENTER.

I'M ONE OF THEM ANYWAY AT THE COURTHOUSE CAMPUS.

HI MS. APRIL LEACH AND I AM A BUSINESS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY TEACHER AT MEADOWBROOK HIGH SCHOOL. AS A CTE TEACHER, IT IS A PLEASURE TO ASSIST STUDENTS EXPLORING CAREER PATHWAYS IN REGARDS TO THEIR CAREER FUTURES.

WHETHER OUR STUDENTS ARE IN CTE COURSES TO GAIN THEIR CTE REQUIREMENT FOR GRADUATION BY

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TAKING A SEQUENCE OF COURSES OR ALREADY PASSIONATE ABOUT A CAREER PATH.

EACH STUDENT CAN BEGIN DEVELOPING THEIR INDIVIDUAL POST HIGH SCHOOL GOALS AND ASPIRATIONS. ALTHOUGH TEACHING IS A PROFESSION THAT MAKES ALL PROFESSIONS POSSIBLE, TEACHING IN CTE IS SUCH AN AMAZING OPPORTUNITY BECAUSE YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WITNESS STUDENTS START THEIR CAREER RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU BY LEARNING SOMETHING THEY HAVE BECOME SO PASSIONATE ABOUT AT SUCH A TENDER AGE.

TO BE A PART OF THIS, THE PRIVILEGE IS ALL OF MINE AND OURS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MADAM CLERK, NEXT, BOARD MEMBERS, MAY I HAVE A MOTION TO ADOPT THE RESOLUTION AS PRESENTED? SO MOVED. IS THERE A SECOND.

BOARD MEMBERS IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? MADAM CHAIR, I'D LIKE TO JUST SHARE A FEW WORDS ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD FOR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION IS SOMETHING THAT I THINK TODAY AND OVER THE PAST FEW YEARS WE'VE SEEN SUCH SUCH A NEED FOR, FOR THE DIFFERENT PROGRAMS THAT THEY PROVIDE AND FOR OUR WORKFORCE. AND I'M GLAD AND I'M PROUD OF THE WORK THAT THIS BOARD HAS DONE AND THE SUPERINTENDENT AND HIS STAFF AND THE DIRECTORS OF CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION TO CONTINUE EXPANDING THAT PROGRAM, GIVING MORE CHILDREN THE OPPORTUNITY TO GET IN AND ALWAYS LOOKING AT THE NEWEST THINGS THAT WE NEED TO PREPARE OUR STUDENTS FOR.

SO I JUST WOULD VERY GRATEFUL AND THANKFUL TO BE PART OF THAT.

THERE HAS BEEN A MOTION AND A SECOND, MADAM CLERK, PLEASE CALL ROLL ON THE MOTION.

ANN COKER.

AYE. DOT HEFFRON.

AYE. DEBBIE BAILEY.

AYE. RYAN HARTER.

AYE. KATHRYN HAINES.

AYE. THE RESOLUTION HAS BEEN ADOPTED.

NEXT, WE HAVE RECOGNITION OF OUTSTANDING DRIVER PERFORMANCE.

DR. FRYE. GOOD EVENING, MADAM CHAIR, BOARD MEMBERS AND DR.

DAUGHERTY, IT'S MY PLEASURE THIS EVENING TO PRESENT TO YOU OUR DRIVERS OF THE MONTH.

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

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

VIRGINIA RODAS AREA ONE, BUS 689, TWENTY THREE YEARS OF SERVICE.

VIRGINIA HAS BEEN DRIVING FOR ONE OF OUR YEAR ROUND SCHOOLS FOR TWO YEARS, AND SHE HAS QUICKLY BECOME A MEMBER OF THE BELLWOOD BULLDOG FAMILY.

THE SCHOOL KNOWS VIRGINIA AS A DRIVER WHO GOES ABOVE AND BEYOND FOR HER STUDENTS, AND SHE'S ALWAYS ON TIME AND READY TO HELP.

TOM WHITE AREA TWO, BUS 365, THREE YEARS OF SERVICE.

TOM SAYS HE ENJOYS SEEING THE KIDS EVERY DAY, WHICH MAKES HIM FEEL MORE RELAXED.

AREA TWO STATES THAT TOM IS A VERSATILE DRIVER WHO WILL DO ANYTHING ASK AT A DROP OF A DIME. CRYSTAL LUNSFORD AREA THREE, BUS 787, ONE YEAR OF SERVICE.

CRYSTAL SAYS HER FAVORITE PART OF BEING A BUS DRIVER IS THE CONVERSATION WITH THE KIDS.

CRYSTAL'S AREA SAYS THAT SHE'S RELIABLE, DEPENDABLE AND A VALUABLE DRIVER WHO IS ALWAYS PLEASANT AND GREETS THE STUDENTS EVERY DAY.

LYNNE SHUMAKER AREA FOUR, 619, 17 YEARS OF SERVICE.

LYNNE BUILDS RELATIONSHIPS WITH STUDENTS, COMMUNICATES WITH PARENTS AND TEACHERS TO HAVE A SAFE AND POSITIVE BUS ENVIRONMENT.

LYNNE STATES SHE LOVES THAT SHE CAN MAKE A POSITIVE CHANGE IN STUDENTS' LIVES.

SHE ALWAYS SAYS, GOOD MORNING, GOODBYE AND LOVE YOU BECAUSE SOME STUDENTS DON'T HEAR THOSE WORDS. SHE WANTS ALL STUDENTS TO FEEL IMPORTANT AND LOVED.

STEVE HENSLEY.

AREA FIVE, BUS 766, FIVE YEARS OF SERVICE.

STEVE SAYS HE CAN START EACH DAY OF A STUDENT WITH A POSITIVE NOTE AND GIVES IT, GIVES THEM SATISFACTION KNOWING THAT HE GETS THEM THERE SAFELY BACK AND FORTH FROM SCHOOL.

THANK YOU. CONGRATULATIONS.

RECOGNIZED BY YOUR AREA MANAGERS, THAT'S NOT AN EASY THING TO ACCOMPLISH, ESPECIALLY SINCE THEY'RE PROBABLY NOT RIDING THE BUS WITH YOU EVERY SINGLE DAY, BUT YOU OBVIOUSLY ARE MAKING A HUGE DIFFERENCE.

I THINK OUR EXPERIENCE AS A COUNTY THIS FALL, DEVELOPING A SCARCITY THAT WE DID, IT ILLUMINATED HOW VALUABLE YOU ARE TO OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM, TO OUR STUDENTS AND TO OUR

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FAMILIES. YOU ARE A VALUABLE, VALUABLE PART OF OUR ENTIRE ENDEAVOR TO EDUCATE OUR CHILDREN. SO THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO ON A DAILY BASIS FOR ALL OF OUR CHILDREN. THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS.

MADAM CHAIR, FELLOW SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS, DR.

DAUGHERTY, THANK YOU, AS ALWAYS, FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO HONOR SOME OUTSTANDING FOOD NUTRITION SERVICE MEMBERS.

I WAS AT A LUNCH SERVICE RECENTLY AND I WAS REMINDED OF THE IMPACT OUR FOOD NUTRITION STAFF CAN HAVE ON OUR STUDENTS AS I WATCHED A MEAL SERVICE.

I NOTICED THAT THE MANAGER WHO WAS CHECKING THE STUDENTS OUT CALLED EACH OF THEM BY THEIR NAME. MANY BEFORE THEIR ACCOUNT CAME ACROSS THE SCREEN.

IN TURN, ALMOST EVERY STUDENT REPLIED TO THEM, INCLUDING THOSE THAT MOMENTS BEFORE WERE TOO SHY TO TELL THEIR SERVER WHAT THEY WANTED TO EAT.

MANY OF THE STUDENTS HAD ADDITIONAL DETAILS THEY WANTED TO SHARE WITH HER, INCLUDING WHETHER THEY LIKED OR DISLIKED THE LUNCH OPTION THAT DAY.

THEIR PLANS FOR THE UPCOMING WEEKEND, ET CETERA.

SEEING THIS REMINDED ME THAT OUR FOOD NUTRITION STAFF DO JUST DO MORE THAN JUST OFFER AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE TO OUR STUDENTS IN THE FORM OF MEALS, BUT ALSO A WELCOMING ENVIRONMENT WITH INDIVIDUALS THAT CARE.

WHEN I COMPLIMENTED THE MANAGER AFTER SERVICE, SHE RESPONDED, JUST DOING MY JOB.

AS ALWAYS, WE COULD NOT ASK FOR A MORE DEDICATED TEAM IN THE CHESTERFIELD COUNTY FOOD NUTRITION SERVICES TEAM.

WE HAVE THREE HONOREES WITH US.

ONE OF OUR HONOREES TONIGHT WAS NOT ABLE TO JOIN US.

THAT HONOREE IS MS. VIVIAN DOLAN, MS. DOLAN IS THE MANAGER AT GRANGE HALL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

SHE'S BEEN WITH CHESTERFIELD COUNTY FOOD NUTRITION SERVICES FOR 22 YEARS.

FEELS THE BEST PART OF HER JOB IS WORKING TOGETHER WITH GREAT PEOPLE AND MAKING A DIFFERENCE. OUR NEXT HONOREE TONIGHT IS TERESA THOMAS.

MS. THOMAS IS THE MANAGER OF GREENFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

SHE'S BEEN WITH CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR 25 YEARS.

IT FEELS THE BEST PART OF HER JOB IS SEEING THE KIDS SMILING FACES, WHICH MAKES THE HARD WORK WORTH IT. NEXT, WE HAVE MICHELLE GARDNER.

MS. GARDNER IS THE MANAGER AT ELIZABETH SCOTT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

SHE'S BEEN WITH CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR 18 YEARS AND FEELS THE BEST PART OF HER JOB IS THE GREAT JOY I GET FROM THE KIDS.

I LOVE SEEING THEIR SMILING FACES EVERY DAY.

NEXT, WE HAVE BARBARA FRAZIER.

MS. FRAZIER IS A FOOD SERVICE ASSOCIATE AT ELIZABETH DAVIS MIDDLE SCHOOL.

SHE'S BEEN EMPLOYED WITH CHESTERFIELD COUNTY SCHOOLS FOOD SERVICES FOR NINE YEARS AND FEELS THE BEST PART OF HER JOB IS THE CHILDREN WHO BRIGHTEN MY DAY AND THE WORK FAMILY WHO ARE LIKE SISTERS TO ME.

SO THANK YOU ALL.

I KNOW YOU ALL WANT TO, YOU KNOW, WHEN FOLKS DON'T, THE FOLKS WHO DON'T LIKE TO BE IN THE SPOTLIGHT, RIGHT? AND I KNOW YOU ALL ARE HAPPY IN THE BACKGROUND, BUT WE'RE HAPPY TO HIGHLIGHT THE WORK THAT YOU DO.

AND I THINK YOU SAID IT BEST.

LIKE, IT'S THOSE CONNECTIONS THAT YOU MAKE WITH THE STUDENTS AND AND KNOWING THAT PEOPLE AROUND THEM CARE AND ARE HERE FOR THEM.

THANK YOU FOR BEING THAT PERSON FOR SO MANY OF OUR KIDS.

PARTS. THE FIRST ONE WILL FOCUS ON OUR SCHOOL BOARD, THE PUBLIC SERVICE OF BOARD, THAT EIGHT HUNDRED FIFTY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS ACROSS VIRGINIA CELEBRATED THROUGHOUT FEBRUARY AS PART OF THE VIRGINIA SCHOOL BOARD ASSOCIATION'S ANNUAL SCHOOL BOARD APPRECIATION MONTH. CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS JOINED SCHOOL DIVISIONS ACROSS VIRGINIA, THANKING SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS FOR VOLUNTARILY TACKLING THE ENORMOUS JOB OF GOVERNING LOCAL SCHOOLS.

BOARD MEMBERS CONTRIBUTE HUNDREDS OF HOURS EACH YEAR, LEADING OUR SCHOOL DIVISION, WHETHER IT'S WORKING ON POLICY, COLLABORATING STAFF, LISTENING TO STAFF AND FAMILY CONCERNS OR RECOGNIZING OUTSTANDING PROGRAMS. BOARD MEMBERS ALWAYS KEEP THEIR EYES ON THE GOALS OF STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT, EQUITABLE PROGRAMS AND SOLUTIONS, SAFE SCHOOLS AND HEALTHY LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS.

WE RECOGNIZE AND CELEBRATE THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF THESE CHESTERFIELD COUNTY LEADERS.

CHAIR ANN COKER BERMUDA DISTRICT, VICE CHAIR DOT HEFFRON, CLOVER HILL DISTRICT, RYAN HARTER, MATOACA DISTRICT, DEBBIE BAILEY, DALE DISTRICT AND KATHRYN HAINES, MIDLOTHIAN DISTRICT. DR.

DAUGHERTY.

NO, I'M NOT GOING TO ASK YOU TO COME UP.

JUST JUST THE OPPORTUNITY TO PUBLICLY RECOGNIZE YOU.

I THINK PROBABLY ONE OF THE POSITIONS IN THIS COUNTRY, THE LEAST AMOUNT OF PAY AND THE MOST AMOUNT OF HEADACHES.

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AND BUT THANK YOU FOR YOUR STEADFASTNESS, YOUR HARD WORK.

I DON'T THINK PEOPLE GET A CHANCE TO SEE HOW HARD YOU WORK BEHIND THE SCENES.

AND WE DO SO ON BEHALF OF THE ENTIRE SCHOOL SYSTEM.

WE WANT TO THANK YOU FOR BEING SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS AND WORKING HARD EVERY DAY TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR STUDENTS AND OUR STAFF GET WHAT THEY NEED.

AND JUST TO KNOW THAT WE DO APPRECIATE ALL THAT YOU DO EVERY DAY.

THANK YOU. ELKE DO NOT GO ANYWHERE.

I THINK OUR BOARD WOULD BE REMISS IF WE TOOK ANY RECOGNITION AND DID NOT TAKE THE TIME TO RECOGNIZE OUR CLERK MS. ELKE HERE. DO YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO SAY FIRST? OKAY. GO AHEAD.

SORRY. WE'VE PLANNED THIS.

IT'S FINE. OUR SECOND PART FOR THIS RECOGNITION IS THIS FOLLOWS THE VIRGINIA SCHOOL BOARD ASSOCIATION'S BOARD OF DIRECTORS THAT'S DESIGNATED THE THIRD WEEK IN FEBRUARY AS VSBA SCHOOL BOARD CLERK APPRECIATION WEEK, WITH THE GOAL OF BUILDING AWARENESS OF THE ROLE OF SCHOOL BOARD CLERKS PLAY IN HELPING SCHOOL MEMBERS, SUPERINTENDENTS AND SCHOOLS.

RECOGNIZING SCHOOL CLERKS FOR A JOB WELL DONE TAKES A CONCENTRATED EFFORT ON PART OF ALL THOSE WHO SERVE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS, SUPERINTENDENTS, ADMINISTRATORS, SCHOOL STAFF, STUDENTS AND COMMUNITY, EVEN THOUGH SHOWING APPRECIATION SHOULD BE A YEAR ROUND PROCESS.

TAKING ADVANTAGE OF THE DESIGNATED VBSA SCHOOL BOARD CLERK APPRECIATION WEEK ASSURES THAT THESE VITAL EMPLOYEES RECEIVE SOME OF THE THANKS THEY DESERVE.

MS. BAILEY.

ELKE WE WANT TO SAY THANK YOU TO ALL THE WORK THAT YOU DO.

MANAGING ALL FIVE OF OUR CALENDARS AND KEEPING IT MUST BE LIKE HERDING CATS TO KEEP US ALL TOGETHER. AND WE APPRECIATE EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO FOR US AND WE ARE VERY GRATEFUL FOR YOU AND YOUR POSITION.

I DON'T THINK WE WOULD SURVIVE WITHOUT YOU.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THANK YOU SO MUCH TO ALL YOU, ALL YOU, AND FOR YOUR SUPPORT IN YOUR APPOINTMENT TONIGHT.

SO THANK YOU. LET'S SEE NEXT, WE HAVE IGNITION OF COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT. THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR, BEFORE WE START OFF WITH THIS RECOGNITION, I WANT TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE PROGRAM WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TONIGHT IS DONE THROUGH THE FAMILY ENGAGEMENT TEAM LED BY AMY HER TEAM IS FOCUSED ON STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT OF SOME OF THEIR PROGRAMS. WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT TONIGHT IS ONE OF THOSE PROGRAMS. WE'LL COME BACK TO THE BOARD IN MARCH TALK ABOUT SOME OTHER EXCITING PROGRAMS. IF I COULD ASK OUR HONOREES TO COME FORWARD AT THIS TIME.

AS THEY COME ACROSS THE DAIS, WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TONIGHT IS A NEW PROGRAM CALLED LEARNING WITH YOU.

LEARNING WITH YOU IS DESIGNED TO HELP MEMBERS OF THE MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITY CONNECT WITH CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

THE FIRST ROUND OF THIS FREE PROGRAM TOOK PLACE IN NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER, OFFERING PARTICIPANTS INFORMATION ABOUT THE SCHOOL DIVISION, INCLUDING RESOURCES AVAILABLE FOR STUDENTS AND FAMILIES, WHILE HELPING CCPS LEADERS CONNECT WITH AND LEARN MORE ABOUT MULTICULTURAL COMMUNITIES.

TURN IT TO GOOD EVENING.

BETSY BRIONES, DIANA, SOFIA CARDENAS, ANGELA M.

CHICA, MARIA CROSTIC, SAMUEL CRUZ, MARK DAJEU, MARIA CECILIA FLORES, DE ELMY L.

RAMOS, VERONICA REID, LESLIE L. ROMERO, ALSO MRS. ROMERO RECEIVE THE CERTIFICATE FOR HIS HUSBAND, HER HUSBAND, WHO IS NOT ABLE TO COME TODAY. MR. OSCAR REYES, MARTHA SANTACOLOMA, THELMA TORRES.

I HAVE A FRIEND WHO IS A RECENT IMMIGRANT TO THE UNITED STATES, AND SHE SAYS WHEN YOU REACH OUT YOUR HAND TO LEARN SOMETHING FROM SOMEBODY ELSE, THE REWARDS COME BACK TO YOU.

AND I REMEMBER THE NIGHT THAT I SPENT WITH YOU AND WE SHARED STORIES ABOUT OUR HOLIDAY TRADITIONS, AND YOU MADE ME THINK, WHY? BECAUSE YOU SHARED THAT IN LATIN AMERICA, YOU CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS ON THE TWENTY FOURTH AND IN POLAND.

MY MOM IS POLISH. WE DO THE SAME THING, AND YOUR CONVERSATION ENCOURAGED ME TO GO BACK AND TALK TO MY MOM AND GET STORIES FROM HER THAT I SHOULD HAVE DONE MAYBE 10 YEARS AGO, BECAUSE YOU NEED TO GET THESE STORIES BEFORE IT'S TOO LATE.

SO THANK YOU FOR THAT GIFT.

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AND I THINK MY FRIEND WAS RIGHT.

WHEN YOU REACH OUT THAT HAND, YOU GAIN SO MUCH MORE.

SO THANK YOU.

AND IF YOU COULD SHARE ONE THING THAT YOU, YOU DON'T HAVE TO SHARE, BUT IF YOU WANT TO SHARE SOMETHING THAT YOU LEARNED ABOUT OUR DISTRICT, THAT WOULD BE GREAT OR ANYTHING ELSE YOU WANTED TO SHARE. HELLO, EVERYONE.

IT WAS SUCH A PLEASURE TO BE IN THOSE CLASSES.

WE LEARN A LOT ABOUT THE CHESTERFIELD COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD AND AT WHICH WE CAN DO THOSE CLASSES AGAIN FOR OTHER PEOPLE SO THEY COULD LEARN ABOUT THE SYSTEM.

AND IT WAS IT WAS SO HAPPY.

I WAS SO HAPPY TO BE THERE.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY.

GOOD EVENING. IT WAS A PLEASURE TO BE IN THIS CLASS IN LA VERNE.

MY DAUGHTERS ALREADY GRADUATED FROM CCPS, BUT I WORK WITH FAMILIES AND IMMIGRANTS.

AND IT'S REALLY NICE TO GET RESOURCES FOR THOSE FAMILIES.

YOU SAY IMMIGRANTS, WE DON'T KNOW THE SYSTEM.

WE HAD A LOT OF BARRIERS TO KNOW AND CONNECT WITH PEOPLE.

AND BY TAKING THIS CLASS IN THIS ACADEMY HELPS ME GET MORE RESOURCES.

PEOPLE TO CONTACT IN THE CCPS UNDERSTAND THE SYSTEM TO BE ABLE TO EXPLAIN TO THEM AND THE IMMIGRANTS TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE SYSTEM.

THE SCHOOL SYSTEM IN CHESTERFIELD.

HI, GOOD EVENING.

I FEEL VERY BLESSED WITH THIS COURSE BECAUSE I CAN BE MORE INVOLVED IN THE.

YEAH, AND I CAN I CAN UNDERSTAND A LITTLE MORE ABOUT MY COMMUNITY AND THE IMPORTANCE TO BE INVOLVED. AND THANK YOU.

THANKS EVERYONE. IT'S A PLEASURE BEING HERE.

I'M VERONICA REID AND I LEARN LEARNING AWESOME STUFF SUCH AS CHESTERFIELD HAS 63000 STUDENTS. I AM AMAZED ABOUT ALL THE WORK THAT GOES BEHIND THE SCENES.

AND THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR HARD WORK AND HELPING OUR COMMUNITY TO BE BETTER.

HI, MY NAME IS ELMY RAMOS.

I WORK FOR A NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION WITH MY COMMUNITY.

AND THIS IS A GREAT, GREAT CLASS BECAUSE I LEARN MORE ABOUT THE CHESTERFIELD SCHOOL BECAUSE ALL DAY WE WORK WITH THE COMMUNITY AND THE PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW INFORMATION ABOUT THE CHESTERFIELD SCHOOL OR ANYWHERE.

SO THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO TEACH TO THE COMMUNITY AND TO US.

THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING, MY NAME IS MARK DAJEU.

I SPEAK FRENCH. YES.

I REALLY ENJOYED THE CLASSES THAT WE ATTENDED AS A MEMBER OF ACN AFRICAN COMMUNITY NETWORK IN VIRGINIA, THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE ADVOCACY COMMITTEE, IT WAS A PLEASURE FOR ME TO LEARN FROM THE CHESTERFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM BECAUSE I REALLY ENJOY THE TRADE THAT THE STUDENTS, THE TRADE COURSES THAT STUDENTS CAN TAKE WHILE BEING IN HIGH SCHOOL . THAT TOUCHED ME PERSONALLY BECAUSE I DID TRADE WHEN I WAS AT HIGH SCHOOL, I GOT AN ACCOUNTING DEGREE FOR THAT AND THEN IT GAVE ME A GOOD PUSH.

I WAS ABLE TO START BEING A PERFORMER AT THE JOB.

I REALLY APPRECIATE THAT.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO LET US KNOW HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS WHEN YOU KNOW HOW THE SYSTEM WORKS.

YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE AND THAT'S WHAT WE WANT TO TAKE EVERYBODY.

SO THANK YOU SO MUCH.

AND I WANT TO THANK EVERYONE FOR THE OPPORTUNITY, ESPECIALLY BECAUSE I HAVE A DAUGHTER STARTING SCHOOL THIS FALL, SO I WAS EXCITED TO LEARN ABOUT THE PROCESS AND WHAT THE SCHOOL OFFERS.

AND ALSO, I WORK FOR THE COUNTY, SO IT'S A WAY TO LEARN TO TO HELP THE MEMBERS THAT I WORK WITH IN THE COMMUNITY.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

AND MY NAME'S ANGELA CHICA, I FROM EL SALVADOR.

THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO GET TO US TO LEARN ABOUT THE SYSTEM.

AND I APPRECIATE AND RECOGNIZE THIS EDUCATION IS IMPORTANT.

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I HAD TWO DAUGHTERS. THEY ARE BEING IN THE SCHOOL AND THEY ARE READY.

GET THEM HIGH SCHOOL AND THE SECOND ONE, SHE IS NERVOUS NOW.

THIS INCREDIBLE.

THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR US, SO WE CONTINUE TO HAVE THIS OPPORTUNITY BECAUSE THEY LOOK, THEY LOOK AT THIS AS A BIG IMPORTANT.

THANK YOU, APPRECIATE, GOD BLESS YOU.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYBODY.

I'M SO HAPPY BECAUSE I HAVE A SON, HE'S NINE YEARS OLD.

HE HAS A SPECIAL NEEDS AND WE ARE NEW IN VIRGINIA.

WE HAVE JUST ONE YEAR AND WE FOUND A GREAT SCHOOL FOR HIM WITH THESE CLASSES, I UNDERSTOOD HOW IS THE SYSTEM FOR KIDS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS.

I'M SO HAPPY WITH HIS SCHOOL.

I'M SO HAPPY WITH CHESTERFIELD COUNTY SCHOOL.

GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE.

MY NAME IS BETSY BRIONES, AND WE HAVE ME AND MY HUSBAND, SAMUEL.

WE HAVE FOUR KIDS.

CHESTERFIELD IN SCHOOLS AND WE DEFINITELY LEARN A LOT IN THESE CLASSES.

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE FOR TAKING THE TIME.

I KNOW IT'S A TIME WHEN YOU TAKE SOME TIME FOR YOUR FAMILIES, YOUR KIDS NIGHTS, AND I KNOW IT'S AN IMPORTANT TIME FOR YOU AND YOU SPEND THE TIME WITH US TEACHING US ABOUT EVERYTHING.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THAT.

AND IF YOU CAN STAY HERE FOR ONE MOMENT, SO I CAN GET A PICTURE OF ALL OF YOU WITH JUAN MIC] THANK YOU AND CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF TONIGHT'S HONOREES AT THIS TIME, WE WILL TAKE A FIVE MINUTE RECESS TO ALLOW CCPS STAFF IN THE PUBLIC TO TAKE THEIR SEATS INSIDE THE PUBLIC MEETING ROOM.

WE WILL RECONVENE AT 7:33.

[F. Public Comment on Agenda Items]

NEXT, WE HAVE PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS. FOR THIS MEETING, CITIZENS WERE GIVEN THE OPTION OF SUBMITTING THEIR COMMENTS ONLINE OR IN PERSON. COMMENTS SUBMITTED VIA THE ONLINE FORM WERE SENT TO THE BOARD PRIOR TO THE START OF TONIGHT'S MEETING AND WILL BE INCLUDED IN FULL AS AN ADDENDUM TO THE MEETING MINUTES.

MADAM CLERK, WOULD YOU PLEASE ANNOUNCE THIS EVENING'S IN-PERSON SPEAKERS ON AGENDA ITEMS? MADAM CHAIR, WE HAVE 12 SPEAKERS FOR AGENDA ITEMS THIS EVENING.

THEY ARE DOMINIQUE CHEDDARS, KATE FLYNN, LAURA SMITH, TRACY JESSICA BOWER, LAURA ABBOTT, SANDRA CLAYBORN, CAROLYN FERRARO, RACHEL BISHOP, MELISSA JONES AND CHRISTINE MELENDEZ.

PLEASE NOTE THAT COMMENTS ON AGENDA ITEMS MUST BE RELATED TO SPECIFIC ITEMS ON THE AGENDA. IF COMMENTS ARE DETERMINED TO BE OF A MORE GENERAL NATURE AND NOT GERMANE TO SPECIFIC AGENDA ITEMS, SPEAKERS WILL BE ASKED TO RESERVE THEIR COMMENTS FOR THE SECOND GENERAL PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD.

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.

AS A REMINDER, NO PERSONAL BELONGINGS OTHER THAN A CELL PHONE AND SPEAKER NOTES ARE ALLOWED AT THE PODIUM.

WE ALSO ASK THAT SPEAKERS REFRAIN FROM TOUCHING THE MICROPHONES.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO GIVE YOUR NAME AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR COMMENTS, AND PLEASE NOTE THAT

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COMMENTS EQUIVALENT TO CAMPAIGNING FOR ANY PUBLIC OFFICE ARE IN VIOLATION OF SCHOOL BOARD POLICY 1110 AND ARE PROHIBITED.

MAY WE HAVE DOMINIQUE CHATTERS.

GOOD MORNING. GOOD EVENING, DOMINIQUE CHATTERS, IN HONOR OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH.

I WANTED TO SHARE A FEW THOUGHTS.

OUR HISTORY DOESN'T BEGIN WITH SLAVERY.

THEY DID NOT STEAL SLAVES.

THEY STOLE SCIENTISTS, DOCTORS, ARCHITECTS, TEACHERS, FATHERS, MOTHERS, SONS AND DAUGHTERS AND MADE THEM SLAVES.

SINCE MARTIN LUTHER KING JR.

IS OFTEN QUOTED FROM AS I HAVE A DREAM SPEECH.

LET ME SHARE SOME OTHERS THAT ARE RELEVANT TODAY.

THE CONSTITUTION AND THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE, THEY WERE SIGNING OF A PROMISSORY NOTE TO WHICH EVERY AMERICAN WAS TO FALL HEIR.

THIS NOTE WAS A PROMISE THAT ALL MEN, YES, BLACK MEN AS WELL AS WHITE MEN WOULD BE GUARANTEED UNALIENABLE RIGHTS OF LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS.

BUT ONE HUNDRED YEARS LATER, THE NEGRO STILL IS NOT FREE.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS LATER, THE LIFE OF THE NEGRO IS STILL SADLY CRIPPLED BY THE MANACLES OF SEGREGATION AND THE CHAINS OF DISCRIMINATION.

ONE HUNDRED YEARS LATER, THE NEGRO LIVES ON A LONELY ISLAND POVERTY IN THE MIDST OF A VAST OCEAN OF MATERIAL PROSPERITY.

FROM THE LETTERS FROM A BIRMINGHAM JAIL.

FIRST, I MUST CONFESS THAT OVER THE LAST FEW YEARS, I HAVE BEEN GRAVELY DISAPPOINTED WITH THE WHITE MODERATE. I HAVE ALMOST REACHED THE REGRETTABLE CONCLUSION THAT THE NEGROES GREATEST STUMBLING BLOCK IN THEIR STRIDE TOWARD FREEDOM IS NOT THE WHITE CITIZENS COUNSELOR OR THE KU KLUX KLAN, BUT THE WHITE MODERATE WHO IS MORE DEVOTED TO ORDER THAN TO JUSTICE, WHO PREFERS A NEGATIVE PEACE, WHICH IS THE ABSENCE OF TENSION TO A POSITIVE PEACE, WHICH IS THE PRESENCE OF JUSTICE.

JUSTICE FOR WHO? JUSTICE FOR AMIR LOCKE, BREONNA TAYLOR, TRAYVON MARTIN, AHMAUD ARBERY OR GEORGE FLOYD. BACK TO THE I HAVE A DREAM SPEECH.

NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE REAL THE PROMISES OF DEMOCRACY.

NOW IS IT TIME TO RISE FROM THE DARK AND DESOLATE VALLEY OF SEGREGATION TO THE SUNLIT PATH OF RACIAL JUSTICE.

NOW IS IT TIME TO LIFT OUR NATION FROM THE QUICK SANDS OF RACIAL INJUSTICE TO THE SOLID ROCK OF BROTHERHOOD.

NOW IS THE TIME TO MAKE JUSTICE A REALITY FOR ALL OF GOD'S CHILDREN.

FINALLY, A QUOTE FROM JAMES BALDWIN.

I LOVE AMERICA MORE THAN ANY COUNTRY IN THE WORLD, AND EXACTLY FOR THIS REASON, I INSIST ON THE RIGHT TO CRITICIZE HER PERPETUALLY.

BLACK HISTORY IS AMERICAN HISTORY.

THE TRUTH IS NOT DIVISIVE.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MS. CHATTERS, KATE FLYNN.

HI, MY NAME IS KATE FLYNN, AND THIS IS A COMMENT RELATED TO THE BUDGET, AND IT IS A TEACHER TESTIMONIAL.

DEAR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS, AS YOU CONSIDER THE BUDGET FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR, I HUMBLY ASK THAT YOU HEAR MY STORY.

I AM A TEACHER.

IT IS MY CALLING AND OVER THE TWENTY NINE YEARS THAT I HAVE BEEN ENGAGED IN THE ART OF TEACHING, TWENTY FOUR OF THOSE YEARS I DEVOTED TO CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

I BEGAN AS A GENERAL EDUCATION TEACHER IN ELEMENTARY AND THEN MOVE TO HIGH SCHOOL AS A SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER.

DURING THIS TIME, I RECEIVED MY POSTGRADUATE DEGREE IN ADMINISTRATION AND SUPERVISION WAS A MEMBER OF THE NEW TEACHER INDUCTION BOARD, CONDUCTED TRAININGS FOR THE COUNTY AND WAS ENGAGED IN MENTORING OPPORTUNITIES FOR NEW TEACHERS AND TEACHERS NEW TO THE COUNTY.

IN ADDITION, I PARTICIPATED AND WORKED WITH TEACHERS IN THE GREATER RICHMOND AREA VIA VCU'S CLINICAL FACULTY.

I POINT OUT THE INVOLVEMENT IN THESE ACTIVITIES TO DEMONSTRATE MY ENGAGEMENT OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM. BEING A SINGLE PARENT OF TWO STUDENTS ATTENDING CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, I ALSO WORKED AFTER SCHOOL SECURITY AND DID HOMEBOUND TEACHING.

WORKING TWO ADDITIONAL JOBS WAS A NECESSITY.

EVEN AS FRUGAL AS I AM, I WAS UNABLE TO MAKE ENDS MEET.

ON MY TWENTY FOURTH YEAR SERVICE I LOOKED AT THE PROJECTED INCOME AS I NEARED THE END OF MY CAREER AND REALIZED I WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO TAKE CARE OF MYSELF AS I AGED ON THE SALARY I WAS MAKING, ASKING MYSELF WHAT COULD I DO TO BOOST MY INCOME TO A LIVING WAGE SINCE I WAS ONLY MAKING APPROXIMATELY FIFTY EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS AFTER TWENTY FOUR YEARS OF SERVICE? I HAD TO FACE THE REALITY OF THE SITUATION.

THEN I REALIZED I WOULD NEED TO MOVE, LEAVE CHESTERFIELD COUNTY IN ORDER TO ACCOMPLISH THE GOAL OF INCREASING MY SALARY SO MY CHILDREN WOULD NOT HAVE TO TAKE CARE OF ME IN MY OLD AGE. I INITIALLY LOOK TO RICHMOND CITY PUBLIC SCHOOLS SINCE THEY PAY MORE, AND THEN I LOOKED AT HENRICO FOR THE SAME REASON.

SINCE I MADE THIS DECISION DURING THE SUMMER, CHESTERFIELD WOULD NOT LET ME OUT OF MY CONTRACT SINCE I WAS NEEDED BECAUSE I WAS A SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHER UNLESS I WENT OUTSIDE THE GREATER RICHMOND AREA.

THEREFORE, I MADE THE ARDUOUS DECISION TO LEAVE IT ALL BEHIND MY HOUSE, ON WHICH I STILL

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PAY REAL ESTATE TAXES TO CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS AND MY BELOVED STUDENTS. I MOVED UP TO NORTHERN VIRGINIA TO MY PRESENT EMPLOYER IN FAIRFAX COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS. THE DECISION CAME AT A HUGE PRICE.

LAST YEAR, I LOST MY SISTER TO COVID, WHO WAS AN INSTRUCTIONAL ASSISTANT AT AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN CCPS.

FOUR MONTHS LATER, I LOST MY MOTHER, MY SISTER'S SON, MY NEPHEW AND HIS WIFE WERE ALL TEACHERS FOR CHESTERFIELD COUNTY.

MY GRANDDAUGHTER IS A STUDENT IN CCPS, SO YOU SEE, I STILL HAVE A VESTED INTEREST.

THE DECISION ALSO HELPED ME ACHIEVE SOME FINANCIAL GAINS.

BUT AT WHAT EXPENSE? IN FIVE YEARS IN NORTHERN VIRGINIA, I WENT FROM FIFTY EIGHT THOUSAND TO OVER $100000, EVEN TAKING THE COST OF LIVING IN THIS AREA INTO ACCOUNT FINANCIALLY IS A WIN FOR ME, SINCE WE ALL KNOW THAT I RETIRE ON THE TOP THREE HIGHEST YEARS OF INCOME WITH THE VRS, THE COST OF MY UNFORESEEN GRIEF WITH BEING AWAY, TRAVELING BACK AND FORTH WHILE MY SISTER AND MOTHER WERE DYING TOOK A TOLL ON ME.

I'M WRITING TO ASK THAT YOU CONSIDER MY STORY WHEN SOUL SEARCHING WHAT IS RIGHT AND PROPER IN ORDER TO TAKE CARE OF YOUR TEACHERS AND STAFF.

I AM AN EXCEPTIONAL TEACHER, I MAY ADD, AND YOU LOST MY TALENTS.

ASK YOURSELF IF YOU CAN REALLY AFFORD TO LOSE OTHER TALENTED AND DEDICATED STAFF WHO GIVE THEIR HEART AND SOUL FOR THE EDUCATION OF OUR MOST PRECIOUS DEDICATED CAROL RAE.

LAURA SMITH. HELLO, MY NAME IS LAURA SMITH.

I LIVE IN MIDLOTHIAN AND TONIGHT I HAVE A STACK OF TESTIMONIALS FROM TEACHERS AND SCHOOL STAFF, BUT UNFORTUNATELY FOR THE AGENDA ITEM, I'M ONLY GOING TO READ ONE BECAUSE IT IS NATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELOR WEEK, AND I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT A MESSAGE FROM ONE OF OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COUNSELORS.

I AM AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL COUNSELOR, AND I CAN ATTEST THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD'S DECISION TO REMOVE THE MASK MANDATE HAS HAD DEVASTATING CONSEQUENCES FOR STUDENTS, FAMILIES AND STAFF. AS A COUNCILOR, MANY PEOPLE FEEL COMFORTABLE COMING TO ME TO TALK ABOUT THEIR FEELINGS. SINCE THURSDAY, JANUARY TWENTY SEVENTH, I HAVE HAD NINE DIFFERENT PARENTS CONTACT ME TO EXPRESS FEAR OF SENDING THEIR STUDENT TO SCHOOL AND TO INQUIRE ABOUT WHAT OTHER SCHOOLING OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE.

I'VE HAD TO EXPLAIN TO THEM THAT UNFORTUNATELY, STAFF ARE UNABLE TO ENSURE THAT THEIR STUDENT REMAINS ISOLATED FROM UNMASKED STUDENTS, AND THAT THE ONLY TRUE OPTION TO PREVENT THEIR CHILD FROM COMING INTO CONTACT WITH UNMASKED STUDENTS IS TO ENROLL IN THE VIRTUAL LEARNING ACADEMY, WHICH HAS A WAIT LIST OR TO HOME SCHOOL THEIR STUDENTS.

I'VE LISTENED AS PARENTS HAVE CRIED AND CRIED, EXPLAINING TO ME THAT THERE ARE NOT OPTIONS FOR THEM DUE TO CHILD CARE NEEDS.

I'VE HAD FIVE DIFFERENT ELEMENTARY AGE CHILDREN, RANGING FROM AN AGE FROM EIGHT TO 11 TALK TO ME ABOUT HOW THEY NO LONGER FEEL SAFE AT SCHOOL, HOW THEY USED TO LOVE SCHOOL, BUT NOW BEG THEIR PARENTS TO LET THEM STAY HOME EVERY MORNING HOW THEY ARE ANGRY AND SAD THAT THEY ARE THERE ARE SO MANY PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY WHO DO NOT CARE ABOUT GETTING OTHERS SICK. FINALLY, I'VE HAD THREE DIFFERENT COWORKERS IN MY OFFICE IN TEARS TALKING ABOUT THEIR FEARS OF BRINGING COVID HOME TO THEIR CHILD OR LOVED ONE WHO IS AT HIGH RISK.

OUR STAFF ABSENCES ARE AN ALL TIME HIGH.

EITHER STAFF ARE PHYSICALLY UNWELL DUE TO A COVID DIAGNOSIS OR MENTALLY UNWELL FROM THE STRESS OF TRYING TO PROTECT THEMSELVES AND THEIR FAMILIES FROM COVID.

THERE IS ALREADY A TEACHER SHORTAGE ACROSS THE ENTIRE COUNTRY, INCLUDING CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

NEXT YEAR, AS TEACHERS FLOCK TO NEIGHBORING COUNTIES LIKE HENRICO AND RICHMOND COUNTIES THAT CONTINUE TO TAKE THE PANDEMIC SERIOUSLY IN ORDER TO PROTECT STAFF AND STUDENTS.

I HOPE THAT RYAN HARTER, DEBBIE BAILEY AND ANN COKER THINK ABOUT THE DECISION THAT THEY MADE ON JANUARY TWENTY FIFTH.

I HOPE THEY SEE THE TEACHER VACANCIES AND KNOW THAT IT THAT IT DIDN'T HAVE TO BE THIS WAY.

I HOPE THAT THEY KNOW TONIGHT THAT THIS DECISION IS REVERSIBLE.

MAYBE INSTEAD OF LOOKING BACK ON JANUARY TWENTY FIFTH WITH REMORSE, THEY WILL LOOK BACK FONDLY AT FEBRUARY 8TH AS THE DAY THEY WERE BRAVE ENOUGH TO DO THE RIGHT THING AND ADMIT THEY WERE WRONG, EVEN WHEN IT WAS DIFFICULT.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MS. SMITH. TRACY WENDY LITTLE.

I'M WENDY LITTLE. IT'S BEEN A WHILE BACK AFTER A COUPLE OF BACK SURGERIES AND FEELING BETTER, SO I WANTED TO SAY GREETINGS, MADAM CHAIR, CHAIR BOARD MEMBERS, DR.

DAUGHERTY, DR. TAYLOR AND GUESTS AND FELLOW SCHOLARS.

I WANT TO TALK ABOUT PRIMARILY THE BUDGET TONIGHT.

I'M GOING TO SHOCK A COUPLE OF PEOPLE.

WE ARE WOEFULLY UNDER BUDGETED.

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WELL, I LOOKED AT THE NUMBERS THAT WERE PRESENTED LAST YEAR.

WE'RE EFFICIENT AT THIS, WE'RE EFFICIENT AT THAT, WE'RE EFFICIENT AT THIS, AND I THOUGHT, THAT'S PRETTY NICE.

AND THEN I THOUGHT, WHAT'S MISSING HERE? YOU KNOW, AND WE HAVE A LARGE DEBT SERVICE.

AND SO MY QUESTION IS, HOW CAN WE GET THAT DOWN? BECAUSE THAT'S ABOUT NINE HUNDRED AND THIRTY THREE DOLLARS PER STUDENT PER YEAR THAT GOES TO DEBT SERVICE. AND OUR SPEND PER PUPIL IS ABOUT NINETY NINE HUNDRED.

SO I'D LIKE TO MAYBE SEE SOME SOLUTIONS FOR THAT.

DR.

STAFFING, PAY AND PAY ANALYSIS, I'VE DONE THINGS LIKE THAT BEFORE MYSELF, SO SPOT ON VERY IMPORTANT STUFF.

WE ARE WOEFULLY UNDERFUNDED AND SO I WANT TO SAY THAT I DEFINITELY REALIZE THAT IN COMPARISON WITH OTHER LOCALITIES OF OUR SIZE AND IN OUR REGION, SO.

SO HOPEFULLY THE POWERS CAN BE CAN CAN WORK ON THAT AND GET EVERYTHING UP TO PAR.

AND I WANTED TO SAY THAT ALSO, I TRY TO DO A COUPLE OF ANALYZES OVER A NUMBER OF YEARS AND OH.

I'M GOING TO READ MY MASK BECAUSE I'VE HAD A COUPLE OF ISSUES GOING ON RECENTLY.

MY MASK SAYS MY CHILD FROM AGE 10 TO 13 WAS IN FECES FILLED PULL UPS ALL DAY LONG AT SCHOOL FOR MONTHS AT A TIME.

IS YOURS? WELL, NOW HE'S 14.

AND WE'RE STILL HAVING THAT PROBLEM.

AND IT WAS SUPPOSED TO BE FIXED.

AND I'VE TALKED TO YOU ALL ABOUT THIS BEFORE, AND THAT'S AN ISSUE.

AND THAT'S A BIG ISSUE.

SO I LOOKED INTO SOME FINANCIALS AND I BROUGHT THIS UP BEFORE AS WELL.

SO NONE OF THIS IS NEWS TO ANYONE.

WHAT'S NEWS IS THAT THERE WAS A LOT OF STUFF HIDDEN FROM ME AND THEY WERE TELLING ME, EVERYTHING'S OK. WE'RE TAKING CARE OF IT.

AND I KNEW IT WASN'T HAPPENING BECAUSE I SAW IT EVERY DAY FOR MANY DAYS, RIGHT? SO WE SEEM TO BE AN IMPASSE, AND I BROUGHT THIS UP BEFORE, AND I'LL SAY IT AGAIN.

WHAT IS SPENT TO FIGHT PARENTS IN DUE PROCESS CASES TO FIGHT FOR THE RIGHTS OF OUR KIDS? THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS AN HOUR.

THAT'S THREE DAYS OF SUBSTITUTE TEACHER IN ONE HOUR THAT THE TAXPAYERS ARE GOING TO PAY TO FIGHT ME TO DO SOMETHING THAT A SENIOR OFFICIAL SUGGESTED THAT I DO.

SO. I'VE GOT MY PARENT'S GUIDE TO SPECIAL EDUCATION DISPUTE RESOLUTION IN 2015, NOW SOME OF THE CHECKBOOKS ARE MISSING SOME DATA.

BUT IF YOU LOOK AT THE SPEND, THOSE FUNDS COULD GO THANK YOU.

WITH SCHOOL BOARD APPRECIATION ON THE AGENDA TONIGHT, I THOUGHT IT MIGHT BE AN APPROPRIATE TIME TO SAY THANK YOU.

ON JANUARY 27TH, MY 10TH GRADE DAUGHTER WAS FINALLY ABLE TO GO TO HIGH SCHOOL FOR THE FIRST TIME IN TWO YEARS UNMASKED.

MY DAUGHTER DEALS WITH THREE DIFFERENT CONDITIONS THAT AFFECT HER BREATHING.

ALTHOUGH SHE HAS A MEDICAL EXEMPTION, THE ALTERNATIVES THAT WERE AVAILABLE WERE FACE SHIELDS AND DESK PARTITIONS.

AS A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT, STANDING OUT WITH THESE OPTIONS WAS NOT SOMETHING SHE WAS INTERESTED IN DOING.

SHE TRIED TO FIT IN TO HER DETRIMENT.

ON THE FIRST MASK OPTIONAL DAY.

I PICKED HER UP AND SHE WAS HAPPY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME.

OTHER STUDENTS WHO ARE MASKLESS BONDED IN THE HALLWAYS.

A SWEET BOY CAME UP TO HER IN THE HALLWAY AND TOLD HER SHE WAS LOOKING GOOD.

THERE WERE LOTS OF SMILES, SOMETHING SHE HASN'T SEEN AT SCHOOL SINCE THE EIGHTH GRADE.

THINGS STARTED FEELING NORMAL, WHICH IS SOMETHING ALL OF MY KIDS HAVE BEEN CRAVING SO BADLY. THANK YOU FOR RESTORING SOME NORMALCY TO THESE CHILDHOOD YEARS, WHICH PASSED BY SO RAPIDLY. THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING HER TO BREATHE FREELY FOR THE FIRST TIME IN A LONG TIME.

MY DAUGHTER IS SO GRATEFUL THAT WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN A CHOICE.

SINCE MASKS HAVE BEEN MADE OPTIONAL CASES IN CCPS SCHOOLS ARE DOWN THIRTY FOUR PERCENT AND QUARANTINE STUDENTS ARE DOWN OVER 50 PERCENT.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO VOTED FOR CHOICE IN JANUARY, YOU MADE THE RIGHT CALL.

MY OLDEST DAUGHTER, WHO GRADUATED FROM COSBY IN 2019, IS A STUDENT AT BRIDGEWATER COLLEGE. LAST TUESDAY, SHE WAS LOCKED DOWN FOR HOURS IN A CLASSROOM SCARED FOR HER LIFE.

THE VERY FIRST THING THE STUDENTS DID AFTER ESTABLISHING THE BEST PLACE TO HIDE IN THEIR CLASSROOM WAS TO TAKE OFF THEIR MASKS.

TOGETHER, THEY PRAYED AND THEY CONNECTED.

SO MANY PEOPLE THINK THAT MASKS ARE KEEPING STUDENTS AND FACULTY SAFE WHEN IN REALITY, WHAT WE HAVE DONE OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS HAS CREATED SEVERE MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS. PEOPLE HAVE BECOME SCARED OF THE WRONG THINGS.

SOCIETY HAS BECOME SO HYPER FOCUSED ON BAD SCIENCE AND POLICY THAT WE HAVE FAILED TO RECOGNIZE THE DETRIMENT OF A MOVING, MEANINGFUL HUMAN CONNECTION.

REMOVING THE MASKS WAS THE FIRST STEP IN RESTORING NORMALCY FOR OUR KIDS AND GIVING THEM

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BACK THE MEANINGFUL SOCIAL INTERACTIONS THAT THEY ALL SO DESPERATELY NEED.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, DEBBIE AND RYAN, FOR TAKING THAT STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION.

I APPRECIATE YOU.

HI, MY NAME IS LAURA ABBOTT, AND I AM HERE TO READ TEACHER TESTIMONIALS ABOUT WHY WE NEED ADEQUATE FUNDING IN OUR SCHOOLS.

TEACHER NUMBER ONE, I HAVE BEEN TEACHING IN CHESTERFIELD COUNTY SCHOOLS FOR 25 YEARS.

THIS YEAR, THE IMPACT OF CHRONIC UNDERFUNDING ON OUR SCHOOLS ON STUDENT SAFETY HAS BEEN STRIKING. I HAVE TWENTY EIGHT TO 30 STUDENTS IN EACH OF MY FIVE CLASSES, PACKED INTO A 30 BY 20 ROOM THAT ALLOWS AT MOST TWO FEET BETWEEN STUDENT DESKS, MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE TO PROVIDE SIX FEET OF SPACE THE CDC RECOMMENDS BETWEEN UNMASKED STUDENTS.

SOME POLITICIANS AND COMMENTATORS HAVE MISLEADINGLY COMPARED GOING TO SCHOOL WITH UNMASKED STUDENTS TO GO INTO A GROCERY STORE OR RETAIL STORE WITH OTHER UNMASKED CONSUMERS. HOWEVER, IN THOSE CASES, I AM NOT CRAMMED INTO THE SAME POORLY VENTILATED ROOM FOR 90 MINUTES. THE RISK LEVELS ARE SIMPLY NOT COMPARABLE.

KNOWING THIS WAS COMING, THE SCHOOL SYSTEM HAS DONE NOTHING TO MITIGATE OVERCROWDING.

IN THE LAST YEAR, CLASS SIZES HAVE GONE UP, MAKING IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR TEACHERS TO SAFELY SPACE OUT STUDENTS, ESPECIALLY IF THEY ARE NOT WEARING MASKS.

THE PARENT OF A STUDENT IN AN OVERCROWDED CLASSROOM WITH UNMASKED STUDENTS HAS NO OPTIONS. THEY CANNOT SEND THEIR CHILD TO THE ONLINE PROGRAMS BECAUSE THESE ARE ALSO UNDERSTAFFED WITH LONG WAITING LISTS.

ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR NEW TEACHERS, NEW BUILDINGS AND NEW OPTIONS FOR PARENTS MUST BE FOUND IN ORDER TO PROVIDE SAFE LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS.

TEACHER NUMBER TWO.

THIS IS MY FIRST YEAR IN CHESTERFIELD AND I AM CONTINUALLY AMAZED BY HOW FEW RESOURCES THE DISTRICT APPARENTLY HAS.

I'M A READING INTERVENTIONALISTS AND I DO NOT HAVE ACCESS TO CURRICULUM DECODEABLE READERS OR HEGGERTY MANUAL.

I HAVE BEEN TOLD THAT I WILL RECEIVE THESE SINCE AUGUST, BUT THEY HAVE NOT ARRIVED.

I'M CONTINUALLY REINVENTING THE WHEEL WITH MY 11 SMALL GROUPS EACH DAY BECAUSE I DO NOT HAVE ANY RESOURCES OR CLEAR DIRECTION FROM THE DISTRICT.

I WAS JUST TOLD THAT I WILL NOW BE HELPING OUT IN THE CAFETERIA EACH WEEK, WHICH MEANS I AM LOSING MY PLANNING PERIOD WITH MY THREE DAYS WITH MY TEAM THREE DAYS A WEEK.

I HAVE NEVER HEARD OF A SINGLE DISTRICT THAT REFUSES TO PROVIDE CAFETERIA WORKERS, LET ALONE ONE OF THIS SIZE.

IN ADDITION, THE DISTRICT CANNOT EVEN PROVIDE ME WITH A FEW K N NINETY FIVE MASKS.

YOUR PRIORITIES ARE BEYOND RIDICULOUS AND THE POLITICAL PANDERING TO A LOUD MINORITY.

WHILE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS SUFFER THE IMPACT OF AN ACUTE LACK OF BASIC RESOURCES TELLS ME ALL I NEED TO KNOW ABOUT CHESTERFIELD SCHOOLS.

TESTIMONIAL NUMBER THREE, I AM AN EDUCATOR OF TWENTY FIVE YEARS IN NEARLY 10 OF THOSE IN CHESTERFIELD COUNTY.

IN MY ELEMENTARY BUILDING, WE ARE STRETCHED TO OUR LIMITS DUE TO STAFF SHORTAGES.

TEACHERS ARE OFTEN COVERING EACH OTHER'S CLASSES AND OR DUTIES.

TEACHERS ALSO HAVE GONE WITHOUT THEIR PLANNING PERIOD DUE TO NO SUBS OR RESOURCE TEACHERS. OUR CAFETERIAS, BREAKFAST AND LUNCH SHIFTS ARE OFTEN DOWN TO ONE LINE INSTEAD OF TWO DUE TO CAFETERIA STAFFING ISSUES.

THIS CAUSES STUDENTS TO BEGIN THEIR INSTRUCTIONAL DAY FEELING RUSHED AND BEHIND.

LUNCHTIME DOESN'T FARE ANY.

THANK YOU, MISS ABBOTT. YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED.

SANDRA CLAIBORNE.

GOOD EVENING. I'M DR.

CHANDRA CLAIBORNE, AND I HAVE TWO CHILDREN THAT ARE IN CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

I AM HERE ON BEHALF OF PARENTS AND SUPPORTERS OF THE VIRTUAL LEARNING ACADEMY.

WE ARE A GROUP OF CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PARENTS WITH K THROUGH EIGHT STUDENTS CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN THE VIRTUAL LEARNING ACADEMY.

WE ARE GRATEFUL AND APPRECIATE CCPS TO PROTECT OUR VULNERABLE STUDENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES. WE APPLAUD THE INVESTMENT IN THE VIRTUAL LEARNING PROGRAM AND WE WANT THE VLA TO BE A SUCCESS FOR ALL CURRENT AND FUTURE VLA STUDENTS AS WE CONTINUE TO NAVIGATE IN THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC.

CONSIDERING CHALLENGES VLA PARENTS AND STUDENTS HAVE EXPERIENCED DURING THEIR FIRST SEMESTER OF VLA AND PREVIOUS YEAR OF VIRTUAL LEARNING, WE ARE WRITING TO INDICATE OUR COLLECTIVE CONCERNS AND REQUEST IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS CONCERN ONE LACK OF ENGAGING ACTIVITIES IN THE VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT.

STUDENTS HAVE RECEIVED INSTRUCTION THROUGH JUST A COMPUTER AND A TEACHER.

THEY HAVE NOT BEEN GIVEN ANY MATERIALS OR SUPPLIES FOR STUDENTS TO WORK WITHIN HANDS ON INSTRUCTION. MANY PARENTS HAVE BEEN SUPPLEMENTING THE HANDS ON INSTRUCTION BY HAVING THEIR CHILDREN PARTICIPATE IN AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAMING OR CREATING INSTRUCTION THEMSELVES,

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AS CHESTERFIELD PRIDES ITSELF ON BEING THE BEST SCHOOL DISTRICT.

WE AGREE THAT MORE RESOURCES AND ENGAGEMENT CAN BE INCLUDED IN THE VIRTUAL LEARNING ACADEMY INSTRUCTION.

WE ARE ASKING IN THE PLANNING OF THE UPCOMING VOTE TO INCLUDE VIRTUAL LEARNING FOR ANOTHER SCHOOL YEAR.

OUR SUGGESTION IS TO ADD MORE HANDS ON INSTRUCTION IN THE CURRICULUM CONCERNING NUMBER TO LACK OF PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT IN THE VIRTUAL LEARNING ACADEMY OR ESTABLISH PTA.

OUR UNDERSTANDING WAS THAT A COMMITTEE WOULD BE FORMED FOR THE VIRTUAL LEARNING ACADEMY IN MARCH OF 2021 AND MEETING DATES WOULD BE GIVEN.

NONE WERE GIVEN AND NONE WAS ESTABLISHED.

THE DECISIONS FOR THE VIRTUAL LEARNING ACADEMY DID NOT INCLUDE A GROUP OF STAKEHOLDERS, SUCH AS PARENTS, TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS AND COMMUNITY MEMBERS.

PARENTS HAVE VOICED THEIR CONCERN ON SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS AT THE LACK OF PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT AND THE PLANNING OF THE UPCOMING VOTE TO INCLUDE VIRTUAL LEARNING FOR ANOTHER SCHOOL YEAR. IT IS OUR SUGGESTION THAT YOU FORM A COMMITTEE OF STAKEHOLDERS TO DISCUSS THE PLANS FOR NEXT VIRTUAL LEARNING ACADEMY SCHOOL YEAR AND THAT A VIRTUAL PTA IS FORMED . CONCERN NUMBER THREE, CCPS PRIORITIZE IN-PERSON STUDENTS OVER VLA STUDENTS CCPS HAS PRIORITIZED IN-PERSON TEACHING NEEDS.

SCHOOLS OF VILLA STUDENTS HAVE RECEIVED THEIR PER PUPIL EXPENDITURE FUNDS, AND THEY ARE NOT SERVING THESE STUDENTS BECAUSE THEY ARE IN THE VIRTUAL LEARNING ACADEMY.

THE BUDGET OF THE VHL WAS PROVIDED FROM THE CARES ACT FUNDS IN THE AMOUNT OF SEVEN MILLION. NO FUNDS WERE TAKEN FROM THE SCHOOLS FOR THE VIRTUAL LEARNING, BUT THE MONEY THAT COUNTED FOR THOSE STUDENTS STAYED AT THAT SCHOOL.

IT IS OUR SUGGESTION THAT THE UPCOMING BUDGET INCLUDE FUNDS FOR MORE HANDS ON RESOURCES TO OUR STUDENTS BY SENDING KITS TO TWO HOMES WITH INSTRUCTIONAL RESOURCES TO DO ENGAGING ACTIVITIES. THE COMBINATION OF THESE CONCERNS, COUPLED WITH THE LESS THAN A WEEK SURVEY SELECTING VIRTUAL FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR, LEFT PARENTS CONCERNED FOR THE UPCOMING YEAR.

THANK YOU MS. CLAIBORNE, YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED.

CAROLYN PEREIRA.

HI, I'M CAROLYN FERRARO AND I AM IN I HAVE A FIFTH AND NINTH GRADER IN CCPS.

IN HONOR OF SCHOOL BOARD APPRECIATION MONTH.

I WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU FOR FOLLOWING THE GOVERNOR'S EO2, REGARDING PARENTAL CHOICE AND MASK USE, AND WE WILL BE SHARING SOME HAPPY STUDENT AND TEACHER STORIES MOMENTARILY.

WITH THE VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT'S RECENT STATEMENT THAT SENATE BILL 1303 DOES NOT MANDATE MASK THE PENDING PASSAGE OF AMENDMENT SB SEVEN THIRTY NINE THAT A PARENT MAY ELECT FOR A CHILD NOT TO WEAR A MASK, AND THAT THAT CHILD SHOULD NOT BE DISCIPLINED BY THE SCHOOL AND THE REMOVAL OF MASK MANDATES IN SEVERAL STATES OVER THE PAST FEW DAYS.

OREGON, NEW JERSEY AND CONNECTICUT, FOR EXAMPLE, MASKING CHOICE IS HERE TO STAY, AND WE NEED TO FOCUS ON MOVING FORWARD.

WE NEED TO REMOVE CONTACT TRACING, FIND A WAY TO ALLOW OUR TEACHERS AND STAFF TO THE SAME MASK CHOICE AND ASSIST OUR STUDENTS WITH THE TRANSITION BACK TO NORMAL.

WHILE MY FIFTH GRADER IS SO EXCITED, HE DOESN'T HAVE TO WEAR A MASK TO SCHOOL AND HAS ALL BUT BURNED THEM. MY NINTH GRADER IS NOT ADJUSTING AS EASILY.

SHE SPENT THE PAST WEEKEND AT TOMAHAWK CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL IN A LOCAL CHILDREN'S THEATER PRODUCTION OVER 40 KIDS, PLUS THE ARTISTIC TEAM, PARENT VOLUNTEERS, AUDIENCE MEMBERS, ET CETERA, ALL TOGETHER WITH MASK OPTIONAL.

OVER 40 KIDS ON STAGE, MASKLESS, SINGING AND DANCING NORMAL.

SHE WAS COMPLETELY COMFORTABLE.

THEN COMES MONDAY AND THE RETURN TO SCHOOL.

SHE KNOWS THAT I WANT HER TO WEAR A MASK, BUT WHEN A NINTH GRADER IS TOLD BY OTHER STUDENTS, THEY WILL NOT TALK TO ANYONE WITHOUT A MASK.

THE PEER PRESSURE SETS IN.

WE NEED TO USE SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL LEARNING TO DISCUSS RESPECTING A FAMILY'S CHOICE, NOT TO DISCRIMINATE AND TO TEACH THE GOLDEN RULE, DO UNTO OTHERS AS YOU WOULD HAVE THEM DO UNTO YOU. THIS IS A BASIC RULE OF A FUNCTIONING SOCIETY, AND WHETHER WE HAVE A FUNCTIONING SOCIETY IS VERY QUESTIONABLE AT THE MOMENT.

IT'S TIME TO EXPECT MORE FROM OUR STUDENTS.

NO MORE EXCUSES.

AS ADULTS. NO MATTER YOUR POLITICAL AFFILIATION, WE HAVE TO DO BETTER FOR OURSELVES, OUR CHILDREN AND OUR COMMUNITY.

NOW ONTO THOSE HAPPY, HAPPY STORIES.

WHEN I TOLD HIM THE STUDENT, HE DIDN'T HAVE TO WEAR A MASK ANYMORE, HE STARTED DANCING.

I LIKE SCHOOL WAY MORE WITHOUT MY MASK.

I DON'T HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT IF IT'S ON THE RIGHT WAY.

IT'S EASIER TO TALK TO MY FRIENDS.

THE ONLY THING I DON'T LIKE IS THAT IT'S HARDER TO TALK WHEN THE TEACHER IS TALKING BECAUSE SHE CAN SEE MY MOUTH MOVING NOW.

LIAM, FOURTH GRADE, SCHOOL IS BETTER WITHOUT MASK.

I'M NOT WORRIED ABOUT FORGETTING IT AT LUNCH OR DURING BAND OR AT HOME.

IT'S EASIER TO UNDERSTAND WHAT MY FRIENDS ARE SAYING, ESPECIALLY THE ONES WITHOUT MASK.

ELLIE, 7TH GRADE.

I LIKE HOW MUCH I CAN SEE EVERYONE'S SMILE NOW AND I CAN UNDERSTAND THEM SO MUCH BETTER.

SAMANTHA, FIFTH GRADE.

THANK YOU GUYS VERY MUCH FOR MASK CHOICE.

THANK YOU, MISS FERRARA, RACHEL BISHOP.

HELLO, MY NAME IS RACHEL BISHOP, AND I'M FROM THE BERMUDA DISTRICT, AND I'M HERE TO SHARE

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SOME MORE THANK-YOU STORIES WITH YOU GUYS.

SCHOOL IS SO MUCH BETTER WITHOUT A MASK, I CAN BREATHE SO MUCH BETTER, ESPECIALLY IN PE WHEN WE ARE RUNNING AROUND.

I DON'T HAVE TO REPEAT MYSELF MULTIPLE TIMES WHEN TALKING TO MY TEACHERS OR FRIENDS.

I FEEL NORMAL AGAIN.

BRAXTON FOURTH GRADE, MY FIFTH GRADE STUDENT, IS ECSTATIC TO BE UNMASKED, HE SAID, FINALLY, I CAN BREATHE AND MY FRIENDS CAN SEE ME SMILING.

I PERSONALLY HAVE NOTICED THAT HE HAS MORE ENERGY AND IS OVERALL HAPPIER AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL DAY. IN ADDITION TO HIS EMOTIONAL HEALTH IMPROVEMENTS, THERE HAVE ALSO BEEN IMPROVEMENTS IN HIS PHYSICAL HEALTH.

THE RASH THAT HE HAS HAD ON AND AROUND HIS LIPS AND MOUTH DURING THE MONTHS OF MASK WEARING IS IMPROVING.

WEARING MASKS DOESN'T PREVENT ANY VIRUS, AND IT STATED SO ON PACKAGING.

SO I'M HOLDING THIS BOARD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THE DECISION YOU VOTED ON TO MAKE MASKS OPTIONAL. AND I THANK YOU.

THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS HAVE CERTAINLY TAKEN A TOLL ON ALL OF US, BUT NONE HAVE SUFFERED AS MUCH AS OUR CHILDREN.

MY EIGHTH GRADE MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT HAS CERTAINLY FELT THE IMPACT OF THE DECISIONS OF ADULTS WHO, IN MY OPINION, BASED THEIR DECISIONS ON POLITICS AND CONTROL.

OBVIOUSLY, MY CHILD SUFFERED, AS DID MANY OTHERS PHYSICALLY, MENTALLY AND EMOTIONALLY.

I'M BEYOND PLEASED THAT HE'S UNMASKED NOW.

HE STRUGGLED WITH BLACKHEADS AND INFECTED PIMPLES ONLY ON THE BOTTOM HALF OF HIS MASK FACE FOR THESE MANY MONTHS OF BEING MASKED.

I'M THRILLED TO SAY THAT THIS PHYSICALLY AND EMOTIONALLY PAINFUL REACTION TO BEING MASKED IS SLOWLY CLEARING UP AND HEALING.

HE'S A HAPPIER KID, MORE SOCIAL NOW, AND I WILL NEVER ALLOW HIM TO BE SUBJECTED TO MASKING AGAIN. I'M GRATEFUL THAT THE BOARD VOTED TO MAKE MASKS OPTIONAL, AND I ANTICIPATE AND LOOK FORWARD TO THIS BOARD MAKING MORE POSITIVE CHANGES FOR OUR CHILDREN.

AS A TEACHER, I FEEL A WEIGHT WAS LIFTED WHEN I DIDN'T HAVE TO BE THE MASK POLICE.

I TOOK A TALLY SEVERAL DAYS LEADING UP TO THE MASK MANDATE, BECOMING OPTIONAL.

IN ONE SINGLE DAY, I TOLD KIDS SIXTY FOUR TIMES TO PUT THEIR MASK ON CORRECTLY.

SINCE MASKS BECAME OPTIONAL, MY STUDENTS HAVE DONE A GREAT JOB OF RESPECTING THEIR PARENTS WISHES, WHATEVER THAT MAY BE, AND HAVE BEEN KIND AND NON-JUDGMENTAL TOWARDS EACH OTHER.

I'M VERY PROUD.

THESE HAVE DEFINITELY BEEN SOME OF MY FAVORITE WEEKS OF TEACHING IN A WHILE.

THANK YOU. MELISSA JONES.

I'M MELISSA JONES, AND I RESIDE IN THE MATOACA DISTRICT, AND I'M HERE TO SPEAK ON A FEW MORE STORIES. MY TEACHER AND AIDES CAN HELP ME MORE WITH MY READING NOW.

THEY SEE WHAT MY MOUTH IS SAYING.

SINCE THE PANDEMIC LOCKDOWN STARTED, I WAS ABLE TO GET HER INTO IN-PERSON EDUCATIONAL SETTINGS STARTING IN JUNE 2020.

IS THIS RELATED TO AN AGENDA ITEM? YES, IT'S ALL ABOUT THE GOOD, THE GOOD STORIES.

OK, JEN, YOU JUST OK.

THE YEAR BEFORE SHE WOULD START KINDERGARTEN, SHE WAS ONLY EXCLUSIVELY HOME BETWEEN MARCH AND JUNE. SHE WAS THRIVING AND HAPPY, AND AS FAR AS SHE KNEW, LIFE WAS PRETTY NORMAL.

SHE KNEW SOMETHING WAS GOING ON AND THERE WAS AN ILLNESS, BUT WE NEVER OVERREACTED TO IT, SO WE WERE CAREFUL NOT TO INSTILL IN OVERINFLATED SENSE OF FEAR.

SHE WAS NOT REQUIRED TO WEAR A MASK UNTIL JANUARY 21, WHEN WE MOVED TO CHESTERFIELD COUNTY FROM SHORT PUMP.

I HAD ENROLLED HER IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS STARTING IN THE FALL WHEN IT WAS ALL VIRTUAL, BUT SHE STILL ATTENDED IN-PERSON DAYCARE THREE HOURS A DAY UNTIL DECEMBER.

WE THOUGHT THE HYBRID OPTION WOULD REMAIN IN PLACE, BUT WHEN ALL VIRTUAL WAS ANNOUNCED, WE KNEW SHE COULDN'T DO THAT.

SHE'S HIGHLY SENSITIVE AND WAS FAR TOO ADVERSE TO ONLINE LEARNING.

AT SIX YEARS OLD, I CERTAINLY DIDN'T BLAME HER.

I FOUND A PRIVATE PRESCHOOL THAT OPENED UP A SPACE FOR K THROUGH TWO ELEMENTARY CHILDREN.

MASK WERE REQUIRED.

SHE WAS VERY UPSET ABOUT THIS AT FIRST, BUT WE EXPLAINED THAT WAS THE ONLY WAY SHE COULD GO TO SCHOOL. SHE LOVED HER TEACHER, BUT THE AFTERCARE TEAM SCARED HER.

SHE STARTED TO DEVELOP ANXIETY ABOUT GOING TO SCHOOL.

IT MOUNTED UNTIL SHE WAS HAVING PANIC ATTACKS ON THE WAY TO SCHOOL, AND OFTEN I WOULD PICK HER UP TO FIND HER CRYING AND PACKING IN HER MASK ALONE AND UNCOMFORTED.

THE ADULTS BECAME WEARY TRYING TO COMFORT HER, AND SO I PULLED HER OUT IN JULY DURING SUMMER CAMP. SHE SAW A COUNSELOR FROM AUGUST TO NOVEMBER TO HELP ASSUAGE HER ANXIETY.

I'M WHOLLY CONVINCED HER EXPERIENCES AT THE PRIVATE SCHOOL WERE EXACERBATED BY THE MASKING. SINCE SHE'S BEEN AT OHIO ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, SHE FELL IN LOVE WITH HER FIRST GRADE TEACHER, BUT ALSO NEVER STOPPED COMPLAINING ABOUT THE MASKS.

I SUBMITTED A HEALTH PLAN ASKING THAT SHE BE ALLOWED TO REMOVE HER MASK OFF.

HER ANXIETY RAMPED UP.

SHE FELT UNCOMFORTABLE DOING SO IF NO ONE ELSE WAS ALLOWED.

WHEN THE SCHOOL BOARD VOTED TO MAKE MASK OPTIONAL, SHE WAS ELATED.

I ASKED IF SHE WOULD FEEL FUNNY BEING THE ONLY ONE IN CLASS IF SHE TURNED OUT TO BE, AND SO FAR THIS HAS BEEN THE CASE, AND SHE SURPRISINGLY SAID NO.

SOME OF HER BEHAVIORAL ISSUES AND TRIGGERS HAVE DIMINISHED IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS.

SHE'S THRILLED TO BE FREED FROM WEARING A MASK AND BECAUSE WE TAKE PHYSICAL HEALTH EXTREMELY SERIOUSLY.

SHE HAS YET TO GET SICK WITH ANYTHING MUCH LESS COVID.

THIS IS NEVER A CONCERN OF MINE AS A PARENT.

HOWEVER, IF SHE WERE TO GET SICK AGAIN WITH ANYTHING AT ALL, I WOULD KEEP HER HOME UNTIL SHE GOT BETTER. I'M CONFIDENT MORE PARENTS WILL START TO SEE THAT THE MASK WILL HAVE NO

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IMPACT ON SCHOOL TRANSMISSION, ESPECIALLY BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW OUR KIDS ALL PLAY TOGETHER AFTER SCHOOL WITHOUT MASK ANYWAY.

IT'S BEEN A FUTILE EFFORT, IN MY OPINION, AND THE DATA CLEARLY SUPPORTS THAT.

MY DAUGHTER'S BABY AND HER CLASS HAS INFLUENCED SOME OTHER KIDS TO REMOVE THEIR MASK FOR PART OF THE TIME. I THINK IF OUR LEADERSHIP AND THE DATA CONTINUE TO APPROACH THIS ISSUE PRAGMATICALLY, PARENTS WILL START TO GET MORE COMFORTABLE RETURNING TO NORMAL AND ALLOW OUR KIDS TO SHOW THEIR SMILING FACES AGAIN.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU MISS JONES. CHRISTINE MELENDEZ.

GOOD EVENING SCHOOL, BOARD MEMBERS, MY NAME IS CHRISTINE MELENDEZ, AND I'M THE PRESIDENT OF THE CHESTERFIELD EDUCATION ASSOCIATION.

MY COMMENTS DURING THIS SECTION ARE IN RELATION TO THE RECOGNITION OF BLACK HISTORY MONTH, ALTHOUGH WE ACKNOWLEDGE THIS RECOGNITION, WE ALSO BELIEVE THAT IT IS A PERFORMATIVE GESTURE BECAUSE BLACK HISTORY SHOULD NEVER BE LIMITED TO JUST ONE MONTH, ESPECIALLY IN OUR SCHOOLS THAT HAVE FIFTY FIVE PERCENT OF STUDENTS IDENTIFIED AS STUDENTS OF COLOR AND ONLY SEVENTEEN POINT TWO TEACHERS OF COLOR, PEOPLE WHO LEARN AND TEACH THEIR OWN HISTORY FEEL EMPOWERED.

AND I PERSONALLY BEING POTENTIALLY THE FUTURE MOTHER OF A CHILD WHO'S GOING TO BE PUERTO RICAN AND AFRICAN-AMERICAN.

I DON'T WANT TO HAVE TO RELY ON ORDERING EXTRA MATERIALS AND TEACHING MY HISTORY AND THE HISTORY OF MY HUSBAND IN OUR OWN HOME.

I WANT MY CHILD TO HAVE THE SAME OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN ABOUT THEIR HISTORY IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM AS EVERYONE ELSE'S CHILD? AND I WILL CONCLUDE MY COMMENTS WITH AN EXCERPT FROM LETTERS FROM BIRMINGHAM JAIL BY DR.

MARTIN LUTHER KING. YOU MAY WELL ASK WHY DIRECT ACTION, WHY SIT INS, MARCHES AND SO FORTH? ISN'T NEGOTIATION A BETTER PATH? YOU ARE QUITE RIGHT IN CALLING FOR NEGOTIATION.

INDEED THIS IS THE VERY PURPOSE OF DIRECT ACTION.

NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION SEEKS TO CREATE SUCH A CRISIS AND FOSTER SUCH A TENSION THAT A COMMUNITY WHICH IS CONSTANTLY REFUSED TO NEGOTIATE IS FORCED TO CONFRONT THE ISSUE.

IT SEEKS SO TO DRAMATIZE THE ISSUE THAT IT CAN NO LONGER BE IGNORED BY CITING THE CREATION OF TENSION AS PART OF THE WORK OF THE NONVIOLENT RESISTER MAY SOUND RATHER SHOCKING.

BUT I MUST CONFESS THAT I AM NOT AFRAID OF THE WORD TENSION.

I HAVE EARNESTLY OPPOSED VIOLENT TENSION, BUT THERE IS A TYPE OF CONSTRUCTIVE, NONVIOLENT TENSION WHICH IS NECESSARY FOR GROWTH.

JUST AS SOCRATES FELT THAT IT WAS NECESSARY TO CREATE A TENSION IN THE MIND SO THAT INDIVIDUALS COULD RISE FROM THE BONDAGE OF MYTHS AND HALF TRUTHS TO THE UNFETTERED REALM OF CREATIVE ANALYSIS AND OBJECTIVE APPRAISAL.

SO MUST WE SEE THE NEED FOR NONVIOLENT GADFLIES TO CREATE THE KIND OF TENSION AND SOCIETY THAT WILL HELP MEN RISE FROM THE DARK DEPTHS OF PREJUDICE AND RACISM TO THE MAJESTIC HEIGHTS OF UNDERSTANDING AND BROTHERHOOD.

THANK YOU! THANK YOU, MS. MELENDEZ, MADAM CHAIR, THAT CONCLUDES THIS EVENING'S PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS. THANK YOU, MADAM CLERK.

NEXT, WE HAVE THIS EVENING'S ACTION ITEMS.

[1. Memo #013-22: Water Source System Replacements at Alberta Smith, Clover Hill, Ecoff and Woolridge ES]

MR. CARSON.

GOOD EVENING, MADAM CHAIRMAN, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

I HAVE TWO MEMOS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION THIS EVENING.

THE FIRST MEMO NUMBER 1322 WATER SOURCE SYSTEM REPLACEMENTS AT ALBERTA SMITH, CLOVER HILL, ECOFF AND WOOLRIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.

THE IFB FOR THE WATER SOURCE SYSTEM REPLACEMENT PROJECT WAS ISSUED ON NOVEMBER 18TH OF 2021.

THREE COMPLETE BIDS, INCLUDING ALTERNATES, WERE RECEIVED ON DECEMBER 21ST OF 2021.

THE LOWEST RESPONSIVE BID WAS SUBMITTED BY COMFORT SYSTEMS USA, WITH A GRAND TOTAL OF TWELVE MILLION FOUR THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND TWENTY DOLLARS.

DESPITE CCPS AND ITS CONSULTANTS EFFORTS TO PREDICT A MARKET RATE COST FOR THIS PROJECT, THE BUDGET ESTIMATE OF ELEVEN MILLION ONE HUNDRED EIGHTY FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS IS EIGHT HUNDRED AND TWENTY THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND TWENTY DOLLARS LOWER THAN THE LOWEST

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RESPONSIVE BID TOTAL RECEIVED.

OUR CONSULTANT RECOMMENDS THAT THE PROJECT BE AWARDED TO COMFORT SYSTEMS USA AND CCPS CONCURS. WE HAVE THE ABILITY TO FUND THIS PROJECT AND PENDING SCHOOL BOARD APPROVAL, WE INTEND TO AWARD THIS PROJECT TO COMFORT SYSTEMS USA.

THE PROPOSED CONTRACT HAS NO IMPACT ON THE OVERALL MAJOR MAINTENANCE BUDGET.

THERE IS AN AVAILABLE BALANCE OF TWELVE MILLION ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY FOUR THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED AND TWO DOLLARS AND NINETY THREE CENTS IN THE CURRENT WATER SOURCE SYSTEM KEY PROJECT.

IF APPROVED THIS EVENING, WE EXPECT TO MOBILIZE FOR CONSTRUCTION DIRECTLY AFTER THE END OF SCHOOL AND ACHIEVE SUBSTANTIAL COMPLETION IN THE FIRST QUARTER OF CALENDAR YEAR 2023.

STAFF RECOMMENDS THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD AUTHORIZED THE PROCUREMENT DIRECTOR TO ENTER INTO A CONSTRUCTION AGREEMENT WITH THE COMFORT SYSTEMS USA FOR THIS PROJECT AND TO APPROVE ANY NECESSARY CHANGE ORDERS NOT TO EXCEED 10 PERCENT OF THE BASE CONTRACT VALUE.

CCPS ANTICIPATES THAT THE NOTICE TO PROCEED FOR THIS EFFORT COULD BE ISSUED DIRECTLY AFTER TONIGHT'S MEETING.

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD THAT RECOMMENDED ACTION IS BEFORE YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. CARSON BOARD MEMBERS, MAY I HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE MEMO 013-22 AS PRESENTED? SO MOVED. IS THERE A SECOND? BOARD MEMBERS IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? MR. CARSON, I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE I HEARD IT RIGHT, WHAT WAS THE TOTAL AMOUNT? THE BID TOTAL WAS 12 MILLION, FOUR THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND TWENTY DOLLARS.

THANK YOU. MR. CLERK, I'M SORRY, MR. CARSON, THAT WILL LEAVE APPROXIMATELY ONE HUNDRED AND $190000 IN THE IN THIS EARMARK FOR THE SOURCE WATER FROM THE WATER SOURCE SYSTEMS KEY.

YES. I AM HAPPY TO REPORT, THOUGH, THAT THIS IS THE LAST BUNDLE OF WATER SOURCE SYSTEM PROJECTS THAT GREW OUT OF THE FACILITY CONDITION ASSESSMENT UNDERTAKEN SEVERAL YEARS AGO.

THERE IS A THERE'S BEEN A MOTION IN A SECOND MADAM CLERK, PLEASE CALL ROLE IN THE MOTION.

ANN COKER AYE.

DOT HEFFRON AYE.

DEBBIE BAILEY AYE.

RYAN HARTER, AYE.

KATHRYN HAINES, AYE.

THE MEMO WAS APPROVED NEXT.

WE HAVE MEMO NUMBER 014-22.

[2. Memo #014-22: Intercom Replacement Project - Use of CECLA Savings]

MR. CARSON. THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

THIS MEMO RELATES TO INTERCOM REPLACEMENT PROJECT USE OF THREE SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED BY OUR TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT WITH A GREAT NEED TO HAVE THEIR INTERCOM SYSTEMS REPLACED WITH UPDATED SYSTEMS. COSBY HIGH SCHOOL, CLOVERHILL HIGH SCHOOL AND ECOFF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HAVE DISCONTINUED INTERCOM SYSTEMS, AND SPARE PARTS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR REPAIRS.

AN ADDITIONAL SEVEN SCHOOLS HAVE SIMILAR SYSTEMS. HOWEVER, THESE THREE SCHOOLS LISTED HAVE GREATER PERFORMANCE ISSUES, AND ONCE THEY ARE REMOVED, THEY'LL PROVIDE PARTS FOR THE REMAINING SCHOOLS UNTIL SUCH TIME AS THEY CAN BE REPLACED WITH OPERATING FUNDS.

THE QUOTES FOR THE THREE SCHOOLS HAVE A GRAND TOTAL OF TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND FOUR HUNDRED AND TWENTY EIGHT DOLLARS AND 12 CENTS.

THE PROPOSED CONTRACT HAS NO IMPACT ON THE OVERALL MAJOR MAINTENANCE OR TECHNOLOGY BUDGETS. SAVINGS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED IN THE CHESTER EARLY CHILDHOOD LEARNING ACADEMY SCHOOL, A PROJECT FROM COMPETITIVE BIDDING AND MATERIAL AND LABOR EFFICIENCIES.

GIVEN THE IMPORTANCE OF HAVING THESE RELIABLE SYSTEMS, WE PROPOSE TO USE A PORTION OF THAT COST SAVINGS.

TO COVER THIS INTERCOM EFFORT, SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDS THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD APPROVED THE TRANSFER OF $250,428.12 FROM THE INTERCOMS AT THE THREE AFOREMENTIONED SCHOOLS.

MEMBERS OF THE BOARD THE RECOMMENDED ACTION IS BEFORE YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. CARSON BOARD MEMBERS, MAY I HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE MEMO 014-22 AS PRESENTED? IS THERE A SECOND?

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SECOND.

BOARD MEMBERS, IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? THERE HAS BEEN A MOTION AND A SECOND, MADAM CLERK, PLEASE CALL ROLL ON THE MOTION.

ANN COKER, AYE.

DOT HEFFRON, AYE.

DEBBIE BAILEY, AYE.

RYAN HARTER, AYE.

KATHRYN HAINES, AYE.

SORRY. THE MEMO IS APPROVED.

NEXT, WE HAVE. I DON'T KNOW, CAN I MOVE TO THE SUPERINTEND OR KEEP GOING THE ACTION ITEMS? OK, THANK YOU.

OK, NEXT WE HAVE MEMO 021-22 DR.

[3. Memo #021-22: Chesterfield Virtual School]

FELDMAN.

THANK YOU, AND GOOD EVENING, I'M DR.

FELDMAN, THE ADMINISTRATOR OF THE VIRTUAL LEARNING ACADEMY.

I'M HERE THIS EVENING TO PRESENT MEMORANDUM 21-22 THE FORMAL ESTABLISHMENT OF A VIRTUAL SCHOOL BY TRANSITIONING THE CURRENT VIRTUAL LEARNING ACADEMY TO THE CHESTERFIELD VIRTUAL SCHOOL. AS YOU KNOW, THE VIRTUAL LEARNING ACADEMY HAS PROVIDED SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES K THROUGH EIGHT THIS YEAR.

WE'RE ASKING THAT WE'RE ABLE TO ENHANCE THIS PROGRAM BY BECOMING A SCHOOL.

THE CHESTERFIELD VIRTUAL SCHOOL WOULD CONTINUE TO SERVE STUDENTS IN GRADES K THROUGH EIGHT AND CONTINUE PROVIDING LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES TO MEET THE NEEDS OF STUDENTS AND FAMILIES THAT ARE PREFERRING VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION OR THAT REQUIRE VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION.

THE FISCAL IMPACT OF THIS PROGRAM OF THIS TRANSITION WOULD BE A TRANSITION FROM ESSER FUNDING, WHICH WE'RE CURRENTLY FUNDED TO THE TRADITIONAL FUNDING BASED ON AN AVERAGE DAILY MEMBERSHIP. STUDENTS ENROLLED IN CHESTERFIELD VIRTUAL SCHOOLS WILL NOT BE COUNTED IN THE ADM OF THEIR SCHOOL OF RESIDENCE.

RATHER, THEY'LL BE COUNTED IN THE VIRTUAL SCHOOL.

IT IS RECOMMENDED THAT THE SCHOOL BOARD APPROVED THE CREATION OF THE VIRTUAL OF THE CHESTERFIELD VIRTUAL SCHOOL FOR THE 2022-2023 SCHOOL YEAR.

THANK YOU, MR. PHILMAN.

BOARD MEMBERS, MAY I HAVE A MOTION TO APPROVE MEMO 021-22 AS PRESENTED.

SO MOVED. IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND, BOARD MEMBERS, IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION, MADAM CHAIR? YES, MS. HEFFRON I WANTED TO SPEAK TO SOME, SOME POINTS THAT WE TALKED ABOUT LAST, I GUESS IT SEEMS LIKE WE SEE EACH OTHER EVERY WEEK NOW, BUT THE LAST TIME THAT WE MET AND ABOUT THE ALLOCATION OF MATERIALS FOR THE, I'M GOING TO SAY, THE CVS AND YOU KNOW, MORE SPECIFICALLY, YOU KNOW, HAVE WE HAVE WE DO WE HAVE THE INFRASTRUCTURE IN PLACE TO TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THIS AS FAR AS PTA? AND YOU KNOW, WHAT KIND OF ENGAGEMENT DO WE HAVE THERE? I'D LIKE TO HEAR A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THAT.

ABSOLUTELY. OUR PARENTS DO ARE INTERESTED IN THAT AND WE HAVE STARTED PILOTING THAT BEING THAT WE WERE FOCUSED ON STANDING UP THE SCHOOL.

CERTAINLY, WE HAD TO GET THE SCHOOL STAFFED AND RUNNING PRIOR TO PUTTING SOME OF THIS IN PLACE. WE CURRENTLY HAVE ONE CLASSROOM WITH A PARENT THAT IS ENACTING A ROOM MOTHER TYPE SITUATION WHERE SHE'S INTERESTED IN ORGANIZING EVENTS OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL, WHERE THE CHILDREN CAN GET TOGETHER.

AND CERTAINLY WE'LL BE ABLE TO USE THAT FOR THINGS LIKE TEACHER APPRECIATION, STUDENT CELEBRATIONS, THOSE KINDS OF THINGS.

SO ON A VERY SMALL SCALE, WE HAVE ALREADY STARTED IMPLEMENTING THAT.

AND CERTAINLY WITH THE ESTABLISHMENT OF A SCHOOL, WE WOULD BE ENTERTAINING AND LOOKING INTO A PTO OR PTA.

IF THAT IS THE DESIRE OF OUR FAMILIES, WE WOULD WANT TO ENGAGE THEM IN THAT CONVERSATION.

AND THEN I THINK YOU TALKED ABOUT SUPPLIES AS WELL, THE SUPPLIES.

WE ALSO WE HAVE BEEN DOING THAT FOR SOME TIME ON A LIMITED BASIS.

SO CURRENTLY OUR KINDERGARTEN STUDENTS, WE DID SEND HOME SUPPLIES TO THEM, SOME THROUGH THEIR HOME SCHOOLS, SOME THROUGH A DIRECT MAILING.

BUT AS YOU CAN IMAGINE, THAT IS QUITE COSTLY.

AND THEN SOME OF OUR STUDENTS THAT RECEIVE SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES HAVE ALSO RECEIVED MANIPULATIVES AND PACKETS OF WORK.

WE ARE LOOKING TO SEE HOW BENEFICIAL THAT IS AND WHERE WHERE THAT'S NEEDED.

YOU KNOW, CERTAINLY THERE IS AN ADDITIONAL COST ABOVE A BRICK AND MORTAR SCHOOL WITH WITH SENDING HOME MATERIALS LIKE THAT AND A BRICK AND MORTAR SCHOOL, WE CAN SHARE MATERIALS, WE CAN DO CENTER BASED APPROACH AND WE GET THOSE BACK WHEN WE MAIL THEM TO THE HOMES.

YOU KNOW, THE RETURN RATE IS NOT THE SAME.

SO WE HAVE CHALLENGED OUR TEACHERS AND HAVE ENGAGED OUR TEACHERS IN USING OTHER OTHER IDEAS, WHETHER IT'S PEBBLES FROM THE DRIVEWAY, CHEERIOS, THOSE KINDS OF THINGS.

FOR SOME OF THE HANDS ON APPROACH, THAT IS VERY COMMON, ESPECIALLY IN THE YOUNGER GRADES.

BUT WE ARE ALWAYS LEARNING.

WE'RE CONDUCTING PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, TEACHER LED PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND

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LOOKING AT OUR PRACTICES WITH THAT, AND WE WOULD DEFINITELY CONTINUE THAT.

AND I LOVE THE OUT OF THE BOX THINKING, YOU KNOW, THAT WE'RE WE'RE KIND OF STRETCHING OUR OUR FAMILIES TO THINK DIFFERENTLY.

I FEEL LIKE I WOULD BE REMISS IF I DID IF I DIDN'T SAY IF WE HAD OUR BOX FULL OF PEBBLES IN OUR CLASSROOMS THAT PARENTS WOULD NOT BE SATISFIED WITH THAT LEVEL OF OF RESOURCE.

SO I THINK WE CAN.

WE'RE HERE FOR YOU. LET US KNOW WHAT YOU NEED, YOU KNOW, AND I THINK, YOU KNOW, TO PROVIDE AN EQUAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR THE KIDS, REGARDLESS OF WHERE THEY ARE.

WE'RE HERE FOR IT. I APPRECIATE THAT.

THANKS. I JUST WOULD LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU FOR JUST STAFF FOR BEING INNOVATIVE AND LOOKING TO START THIS VIRTUAL, THE CBS VIRTUAL ACADEMY AND TO DR.

DAUGHERTY FOR BRINGING THIS FORWARD AND OFFERING SOMETHING THAT I THINK OBVIOUSLY SOME OF OUR FAMILIES DESIRE AND NEED.

SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

THERE HAS BEEN A MOTION IN A SECOND, MADAM CLERK, PLEASE CALL ROLE IN THE MOTION.

ANN COKER I DOT HEFFRON HI, DEBBIE BAILEY, HI.

RYAN HARTER, HI, KATHRYN HAINES HI A MOTION CARRIES.

THANK YOU. OK.

OUR LAST ACTION ITEM THIS EVENING IS THE RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING FEBRUARY 2022 TWO AS

[4. Resolution Recognizing February 2022 as Black History Month]

BLACK HISTORY MONTH.

MADAM CLERK, WOULD YOU PLEASE READ THE RESOLUTION? RECOGNIZING FEBRUARY TWENTY TWENTY TWO AS BLACK HISTORY MONTH, WHEREAS BLACK HISTORY MONTH HAS BEEN CELEBRATED IN AMERICA FOR OVER A CENTURY.

AND WHEREAS BLACK STUDENTS REPRESENT OVER TWENTY SIX PERCENT OF THE STUDENT BODY, AND WHEREAS BLACK HISTORY MONTH HONORS ALL BLACK PEOPLE FROM ALL PERIODS OF U.S.

HISTORY, FROM SLAVERY TO THE PRESENT.

AND WHEREAS BLACK HISTORY MONTH PROVIDES AN OPPORTUNITY FOR PEOPLE THROUGHOUT THE WORLD TO LEARN ABOUT THE HISTORY OF BLACK AMERICA.

AND WHEREAS BLACK HISTORY MONTH IS A TIME FOR ALL CCPS STUDENTS TO LEARN ABOUT AND BE INSPIRED BY BLACK HEROES SUCH AS FREDERICK DOUGLASS, MARTIN LUTHER KING JR., SOJOURNER TRUTH, U.S.

REPRESENTATIVE JOHN LEWIS AND ROSA PARKS.

AND WHEREAS IT IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER TO ENSURE THAT BLACK HISTORY HISTORY REMAINS AN INTEGRAL PART OF THE CCPS CURRICULUM, AND WHEREAS THE CONTRIBUTION OF BLACK AMERICANS TO THE BUILDING OF OUR NATION CANNOT BE OVERSTATED.

AND WHEREAS BLACK HISTORY IS AMERICAN HISTORY.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE CHESTERFIELD COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD RECOGNIZES FEBRUARY TWENTY TWENTY TWO AS BLACK HISTORY MONTH AND AS A TIME TO CELEBRATE ALL BLACK AMERICANS. AND THE SCHOOL BOARD REAFFIRMS ITS COMMITMENT TO ENSURING THAT BLACK HISTORY IS PROPERLY REPRESENTED IN THE CCPS CURRICULUM.

BOARD MEMBER, BOARD MEMBERS, MAY I HAVE A MOTION TO ADOPT THIS RESOLUTION AS PRESENTED, I MOVED. IS THERE A SECOND? SECOND, BOARD MEMBERS, IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? I DO HAVE A FEW WORDS I'D LIKE TO SHARE.

FEBRUARY IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH IS A TIME TO RECOGNIZE AND CELEBRATE THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS, INNOVATIONS AND CONTRIBUTIONS OF BLACK AND AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZED IN NINETEEN SEVENTY SIX BY PRESIDENT GERALD FORD.

FORD THIS MONTH WAS A CALLED UPON THE PUBLIC TO RECOGNIZE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF BLACK AMERICANS IN EVERY AREA OF ENDEAVOR.

THROUGHOUT OUR HISTORY, WE HONOR DIVERSITY AND THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITIES PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE.

THANK YOU. THERE HAS BEEN A MOTION IN A SECOND, MADAM CLERK, WOULD YOU PLEASE CALL ROLE ON THE MOTION? DOT HEFFRON I.

DEBBIE BAILEY, THE RESOLUTION IS ADOPTED.

WE WILL NOW HAVE THE SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT AT THIS TIME ON THE 2022 RECOVERY AND SUMMER

[G. Superintendent's Report]

LEARNING.

GOOD EVENING, BOARD, CHAIR, VICE CHAIR MEMBERS AND DR.

DAUGHERTY THIS EVENING, DR.

HI. AND I WILL BE DISCUSSING BRIEFLY WITH YOU THE RECOVERY AND SUMMARY LEARNING PLANS FOR TWENTY TWENTY TWO.

THE TOPICS WE WILL COVER ARE ON THE SLIDE HERE AT THE BEGINNING OF THE DECK, AND I WOULD

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LIKE TO BEGIN BY FOCUSING IN ON THE REMAINDER OF THIS SCHOOL YEAR.

AND I THINK IT'S PROBABLY IMPORTANT TO EXPLAIN TO THE PUBLIC WHEN WE SAY SOMETHING LIKE CONTENT RECOVERY.

WHAT DO WE MEAN BY THAT? SO BEGINNING WITH A REAL BASIC DEFINITION, ANN CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS WHEN WE SAY CONTENT RECOVERY LEARNING, WE ARE DESCRIBING THE SITUATION WHEN STUDENTS WHO ARE SOMETIMES UNSUCCESSFUL IN A SEMESTER ARE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO REINVESTIGATE THAT CONTENT FROM THE PREVIOUS MARKING PERIOD, EITHER WITH THEIR TEACHER OR ANOTHER STAFF MEMBER THROUGH A PULL OUT MODEL.

JUST A LITTLE HISTORY AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL, TRADITIONALLY, HISTORICALLY WE HAVE AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL ALLOWED OUR SCHOOLS TO INDEPENDENTLY CREATE THOSE INTERNAL STRUCTURES TO HELP STUDENTS WITH THAT CONTENT RECOVERY.

WE HAVE MOST RECENTLY DECIDED THAT WE NEED TO HELP WITH THAT LIFT AND WE UNDERSTAND THAT TEACHERS HAVE LESS TIME THAN THEY HAVE HAD PREVIOUSLY TO CREATE AND DECIDE AND DETERMINE HOW TO HELP STUDENTS WHO HAVE THOSE GAP AREAS.

SO ONE OF THE WAYS THAT WE'RE SUPPORTING THAT IS DISTRICT WIDE AND MORE STANDARDIZED THIS YEAR IS USING CAMPUS, OUR LMS SYSTEM, AND WE HAVE CREATED COURSES THAT ACTUALLY COVER THE CONTENT MATERIAL AND ALIGNED TO OUR QUARTERLY INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDES THAT'S AVAILABLE TO ALL OF OUR TEACHERS. IT'S AVAILABLE TO ALL OF OUR STUDENTS.

THESE COURSES WERE ALL PUBLISHED JANUARY THIS PAST MONTH, IMPORTANT WHEN WE SAY, WELL, HOW DO WE FUND TEACHERS WHO BEYOND THEIR CONTRACT COMMITMENT OR TUTORS? HOW DO WE FUND THOSE WHO ARE WILLING TO REALLY HELP STUDENTS WITH THIS EXTRA LEARNING? WE DO HAVE ENRICHMENT AND ACADEMIC GRANTS.

WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT THOSE IN JUST A MOMENT.

AND THE VERY FIRST INDICATOR THAT WE RECEIVE AS A SCHOOL DISTRICT COMES THROUGH OUR MAPS TESTS IN GRADES SIX THROUGH 10 AT THE SECONDARY LEVEL.

AND THEN, OF COURSE, OUR TEACHERS IN OUR FORMATIVE AND SUMMER ASSESSMENTS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR ALSO POINT OUT TO US STUDENTS WHO MAY NEED THIS EXTRA SUPPORT.

THE COURSES THAT I JUST MENTIONED THAT WE STOOD UP TO HELP THE TEACHERS AND THE TUTORS IN THE PREPARATION AS THEY WORK WITH STUDENTS ALL HAVE THE SAME FORMAT.

THEY CONTAIN A PRETEST, A WARM UP FOR CONTENT DELIVERY, GUIDED NOTES, DIGITAL AND PAPER, A SUMMARY AND A POST TEST.

THESE ARE VERY PERSONALIZED, SO A STUDENT COULD VERY EASILY TEST OUT OF CONTENT THAT THEY HAD MASTERED IN PREVIOUS SEMESTERS OR QUARTERS.

AND THEY ALIGN, OF COURSE, WITH THAT SCOPE AND SEQUENCE IN OUR QUARTERLY INSTRUCTIONAL GUIDES. THEY DO HAVE EMBEDDED RICH MEDIA CONTENT, WHICH WE KNOW OUR STUDENTS ENJOY.

AND FOR THE TEACHER OR THE TUTOR, THERE'S ALWAYS THAT QUICK FEEDBACK AND QUICK GRADING FEATURE THAT WE HAVE THROUGH CANVAS.

THESE ARE THE COURSES THAT WE RELEASED IN JANUARY, SO THOSE ITEMS THAT I JUST NOTED HAVE BEEN CONSTRUCTED FOR EACH OF THESE COURSES.

AT THE ELEMENTARY LEVEL, WE AGAIN HAVE ALWAYS DEPENDED ON OUR SCHOOLS FOR THOSE INTERNAL STRUCTURES THAT WORK BEST AT EACH SCHOOL SITE FOR BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL AND DURING THE DAY PULL OUT TUTORING.

THESE LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES ARE FUNDED ONE THROUGH SCHOOL DISCRETIONARY SPENDING, BUT AGAIN THROUGH THOSE ACADEMIC AND ENRICHMENT GRANTS THAT WE MANAGE CENTRALLY.

WE HAVE MANY DATA POINTS THAT WE LOOK AT BEYOND WHAT THE TEACHERS ARE SEEING IN THE CLASSROOM. WE USE OUR PALS RESULTS K THROUGH THREE AND OUR MATH RESULTS TWO THROUGH FIVE.

SO YOU MAY BE ASKING TO WHAT EXTENT CAN WE REALLY HELP STUDENTS FOR THE REMAINDER OF THIS YEAR WITH THIS CONTENT RECOVERY? WELL, THERE ARE TWO KEY INGREDIENTS.

THE FIRST ONE IS THAT FUNDING THIS IS BEYOND THE CONTRACT THAT OUR TEACHERS WORK, BUT WE WANT OUR TEACHERS INVOLVED WITH OUR STUDENTS.

WE KNOW THAT THEY KNOW OUR STUDENTS BEST AND WE ALSO SEE THE EXTREME BENEFIT WHEN WE HAVE TUTORS WHO ARE WILLING TO COME INTO THE BUILDING FOR PAY AND ALSO WORK WITH OUR STUDENTS.

SO WE HAVE MONEY.

WE HAVE OUR ELEMENTARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL EMERGENCY RELIEF FUNDS.

THOSE ARE LISTED IN THE THREE COLUMNS THAT YOU SEE HERE AND YOU CAN SEE AT THE TOP OF EACH COLUMN THAT WE HAVE NOT EXPENSED ALL OF THE MONEY THAT WE HAVE EARMARKED OUT OF THESE FUNDS. WHEN THE SLIDE WAS PREPARED FOR THE THIRD COLUMN, THE ARPA FUNDING WE AT, WE ARE NOT EMBARRASSED TO ASK FOR MONEY.

WE ASK FOR $10 MILLION.

AND WE HAVE LEARNED SINCE THEN WE KNEW THAT WAS A LITTLE HIGH.

BUT WHY NOT ASK? WE DID RECEIVE WORD THAT WE'VE RECEIVED ONE POINT SEVEN MILLION IN THAT THIRD COLUMN.

NOW AGAIN, THESE ARE EMERGENCY RELIEF FUNDS FOR ACADEMIC GROWTH AND ENRICHMENT.

WE HAVE OUR TRADITIONAL LONG BEFORE COVID GRANTS AS WELL, AND THEY, AS YOU NOTE HERE, TOTAL OVER TWO POINT ONE MILLION PER YEAR.

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SO WE HAVE THE MONEY.

BUT WHAT THIS BOARD HAS ALREADY RECOGNIZED IN PREVIOUS MEETINGS, THIS IS VERY STAFF DEPENDENT AS WELL.

WE I'M GOING TO I'M GOING TO FINISH OUT MY PART HERE QUICKLY SO DR.

HIGH CAN COME UP AND TALK ABOUT THE SUMMER.

BUT I AM ALSO GOING TO MAKE A SHAMELESS PLUG AS I CLOSE OUT.

WE NEED PEOPLE WHO ARE WILLING TO WORK WITH OUR STUDENTS FOR PAY.

WE HAVE THE MONEY WE NEED THE STAFF, DEPENDING ON YOUR TEACHER LICENSURE AND YOUR DEGREE LEVEL, YOU CAN MAKE ANYWHERE BETWEEN 15 AND 20 THREE DOLLARS AN HOUR AND WE HAVE MANY OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU.

SO I'M GOING TO TURN OVER NOW, AND WE'RE GOING TO KEEP TALKING A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT SUMMER WITH DR.

HIGH. GOOD EVENING.

SO AS WE START TO TALK ABOUT THE SUMMER PLANS, A LITTLE OVER 10000 STUDENTS PARTICIPATED IN OUR SUMMER PROGRAM LAST YEAR FACE TO FACE AND VIRTUAL OPTIONS.

WE FOUND THAT THAT WAS A CHALLENGE TO GET STAFF TO PROVIDE INSTRUCTION TO THOSE STUDENTS IN BOTH OF THOSE MODELS.

WE WILL PLAN TO CONTINUE TO OFFER THE FACE TO FACE AND VIRTUAL LEARNING OPTIONS, BUT HAVE BEEN THOUGHTFUL AND STRUCTURING THE MODEL THAT WILL BENEFIT THE NEEDS OF OUR STUDENTS.

SUMMER SCHOOL TUITION WILL STILL BE FREE TO ALL CCPS STUDENTS UNLESS THEY'RE TAKING A CLASS FOR ACCELERATION.

SO HERE WE HAVE THE MODELS FOR THIS YEAR AND THERE ARE THREE MODELS.

THE RECOVERY OF LEARNING FOR PRE-K 12 AND THIS IS FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE LARGE GAPS IN THEIR LEARNING AND WOULD BENEFIT FROM SKILL BUILDING.

THESE STUDENTS WILL BE INVITED TO ATTEND SUMMER SCHOOL IN THE SCHOOL BUILDING.

THE SECOND OPTION IS STAYING THE COURSE, WHICH IS FOR ALSO FOR PRE-K STUDENTS.

STUDENTS WHO ARE CLOSE TO BEING ON GRADE LEVEL OR IN CONTENT AND WOULD BENEFIT FROM COMING TO SCHOOL TO NOT HAVE SUMMER SLIDE AND ALSO PROVIDE THEM OPPORTUNITIES FOR ENRICHMENT. AND THIS WOULD BE A VIRTUAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR CCPS STUDENTS.

THE THIRD OPTION IS FOR OUR SECONDARY STUDENTS WHO WISH TO TAKE A COURSE FOR ACCELERATION IN THEIR CONTENT.

A LOT OF TIMES STUDENTS DO THIS FOR TO GET THE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS OUT OF THE WAY AND ALSO SOMETIMES TO GET AHEAD.

GOING INTO MORE DETAIL ABOUT RECOVERY OF LEARNING, AGAIN, THIS IS A FACE TO FACE OPPORTUNITY AND IT WOULD BE SYNCHRONOUS LEARNING.

THIS IS AN IN-BUILDING EXPERIENCE WHERE WE'VE USED DATA INFORMED INFORMATION TO TARGET REMEDIATION FOR OUR STUDENTS.

THEY WILL BE IDENTIFIED THROUGH MULTIPLE ACADEMIC MEASURES AS WELL AS RECOMMENDATIONS FROM OUR TEACHERS.

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH WILL BE PROVIDED TO ALL STUDENTS WHO QUALIFY, AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO PROVIDE BUS TRANSPORTATION FROM NEIGHBORHOOD BUS STOPS DESIGNATED TO THE SCHOOL SITES, OUR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES AND OUR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS.

WE'LL BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN READING RECOVERY AND RECOVERY, AS WELL AS SUMMER LEARNING, AS OUTLINED IN THIS PRESENTATION.

STAYING THE COURSE, THIS IS A VIRTUAL LEARNING OPPORTUNITY, SO STUDENTS WILL BE LEARNING REMOTELY FOR OUR ELEMENTARY GRADES K TO FIVE.

STUDENTS WILL LEARN REMOTELY THROUGH A SYNCHRONOUS LEARNING EXPERIENCE, AND EMPHASIS WILL BE PLACED ON LITERACY AND MATHEMATICS.

SKILLS TAUGHT DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR WILL BE REINFORCED AND ENHANCED IN PREPARATION FOR THE NEXT GRADE LEVEL FOR OUR SECONDARY STUDENTS GRADES SIX TO 12.

THEY WILL PARTICIPATE THROUGH CCPS ONLINE AND THIS WILL PROVIDE THEM SKILLS FOR REMEDIATION AS WELL AS SKILL BUILDING IN THE COURSE THAT THEY'VE TAKEN DURING THIS PREVIOUS YEAR.

OF COURSE, ALL OF OUR STUDENTS WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE THEIR CHROMEBOOKS AND HAVE ACCESS TO THEIR ONLINE BACKPACKS THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER FOR SOME SELF-PACED LEARNING AS THEY CHOOSE.

SUMMER WITH CCPS ONLINE.

THE MAJOR REASON FOR CCPS MILLION IS FOR ACCELERATION, AND STUDENTS WHO CHOOSE TO TAKE ACCELERATION WILL PAY TUITION FOR THOSE COURSES UNLESS THE BOARD SAYS OTHERWISE.

SO LAST YEAR, WE IMPLEMENTED FOR OUR STUDENTS WHO ATTEND TITLE ONE SCHOOLS AND ENRICHMENT CAMP IN THE AFTERNOON, WE PLAN TO CONTINUE TO IMPLEMENT THAT.

WE FOUND THAT THAT WAS BENEFICIAL TO OUR STUDENTS TO BE ABLE TO ENGAGE IN CULTURAL ARTS ACTIVITIES AS WELL AS FOR FAMILIES.

AND SO THAT WILL BE FREE TO OUR STUDENTS AS WELL.

OUR SCHOOLS ALSO OFFER SOME TUITION BASED ACTIVITIES DURING THE SUMMER, DEPENDING ON WHAT PARENTS CHOOSE FOR FOR THEIR CHILDREN TO ATTEND.

SO SUMMER SCHOOL DATES, IT'S FOUR WEEKS, IT'S A FOUR WEEK PLAN.

IT'S FROM JUNE TWENTY SEVEN THROUGH JULY TWENTY FIRST FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS.

BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF SCHOOLS AND THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS THAT WE ANTICIPATE, WE WILL HAVE TWO TIERS. ONE GROUP OF STUDENTS WILL ATTEND FROM 7:30 TO 11:30 AND ANOTHER FROM

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NINE TO ONE, AND THIS ALSO SUPPORTS OUR TRANSPORTATION AND ROUTING.

AND THEN OUR SECONDARY STUDENTS WILL ATTEND FROM NINE TO ONE.

CCPS ONLINE FOR ACCELERATION.

IT'S A SIX WEEK COURSE, AND THEY WILL PARTICIPATE FROM JUNE 20TH THROUGH JUNE 28TH.

I MEAN, JULY 28TH NOW YOU'LL SEE A LITTLE DIFFERENCE HERE WITH OUR YEAR ROUND SCHOOLS.

THEY WILL GO TO SUMMER SCHOOL FROM JUNE 6TH THROUGH THE 17TH FOR GRADES K THROUGH FOUR AND BECAUSE THEY START SCHOOL ON JULY 18TH, WE NEED TO BACK UP THEIR SUMMER EXPERIENCE A LITTLE BIT EARLIER. THEREFORE, THEY WILL GO FROM JUNE SIX TO THE 17TH.

SO IN WORKING WITH OUR FACILITIES DEPARTMENT, WE HAVE TO DETERMINE WHAT PROJECTS WILL BE HAPPENING DURING THE SUMMER, SO OUR SCHOOL SITES ARE STILL TENTATIVE FOR SUMMER.

WE ARE ANTICIPATING THAT 20 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS WILL BE USED AND ABOUT FIVE SECONDARY SCHOOL LOCATIONS FOR THE SUMMER PROGRAMING.

WELL, TECHNICAL CENTER COURSES, THIS ALLOWS OUR STUDENTS TO GAIN ADDITIONAL HOURS NEEDED TO MEET REGULATORY OUR REQUIREMENTS FOR INDUSTRY READINESS THRESHOLDS, STUDENTS MAY CONTINUE TO PREPARE TO ENSURE THEIR NEXT LEVEL OF READINESS IN THE SELECT CAREER CLUSTERS THAT YOU SEE LISTED ON THE SCREEN.

WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR OPPORTUNITIES TO CONTINUE TO PREPARE OUR STUDENTS FOR GRADUATION AND BEYOND. SO THESE ACADEMIES ARE GEARED TOWARD OUR STUDENTS WHO FOR ASOS SATTI AND FOR THE INDUSTRY CERTIFICATION TESTING BOTH IN-PERSON AND VIRTUAL OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE TUITION FREE. THESE WILL BE HELD IN TWO WEEK SESSIONS FROM NINE 20 TO NINE TO 12 40, AND THE TWO LOCATIONS FOR THIS SUMMER WILL BE MONARCH IN HIGH SCHOOL AND THOMAS DALE HIGH SCHOOL. ONLINE REGISTRATION, BECAUSE WE ARE BEING STRATEGIC AND PLANNING OUR SUMMER PROGRAM, WE WILL HAVE FOR THE IN-BUILDING EXPERIENCE REGISTRATION, WHICH WILL BE INVITATION WILL BE MARCH 28TH, WILL BE THE REGISTRATION OPENING DATE.

AND THEN FOR THOSE STUDENTS WHO OR FAMILIES WHO WANT STAYING THE COURSE, IT WOULD BE APRIL 22ND AND ALL SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON JUNE 1ST.

TWENTY TWENTY TWO.

AND THIS WILL PROVIDE THE NECESSARY, NECESSARY TIME TO HIRE STAFF TO STRUCTURE OUR CLASSES FOR STUDENT PLACEMENT AND FOR TRANSPORTATION ROUTING.

AND OUR REGISTRATION WILL GO ON OUR WEBSITE UNDER THE ACADEMIC'S PAGE, AND YOU WILL REGISTER AT MY CHESTERFIELD SCHOOLS DOT COM AND WE'LL CONTINUE TO ADVERTISE THIS THROUGH OUR DIVISION COMMUNICATIONS AS WELL AS THROUGH OUR SCHOOL NEWSLETTERS.

SO FUNDING FOR SUMMER PROGRAMING, THEY COME FROM SEVERAL SOURCES, WE RECEIVE STATE FUNDING BASED ON THE QUALIFIED STUDENTS PARTICIPATING IN SUMMER PROGRAMS. WE ALSO HAVE USED AS A FUNDING TO ALLOCATE TO EXPAND OUR SUMMER LEARNING PROGRAMS TO INCLUDE ALL STUDENTS WHO WANT ACCESS TO LEARNING.

ASR ONE AND ESSER TWO FUNDS ARE ALLOCATED TO SUPPORT ADDITIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL TEACHERS TO MEET THE DEMAND.

LIKE I SAID, WE HAD OVER 10000 STUDENTS PARTICIPATE THIS LAST SUMMER, AS WELL AS THE ADDITIONAL BUS TRANSPORTATION TO SUPPORT STUDENTS WHO PARTICIPATE IN THE AFTERNOON ENRICHMENT CAMPS AT OUR TITLE ONE SCHOOLS.

AND OUR S-3 FUNDS VIDEO IS REQUIRED THAT WE USE 20 PERCENT OF THE ALLOCATION FOR RECOVERY OF LEARNING, WE HAVE ALLOCATED APPROXIMATELY 60 PERCENT FOR RECOVERY OF LEARNING AND THE REMAINDER HAS BEEN ALLOCATED TO OTHER THINGS THAT WILL HELP IN THE SCHOOLS PHYSICALLY AND ACADEMICALLY. AND OF COURSE, THIS DR.

POLK SHARED EARLIER, THIS IS ALL DEPENDENT ON STAFF.

THAT CONCLUDES THIS PORTION OF THE PRESENTATION.

ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FOR DR.

POPE OR I? THANK YOU, DR.

POPE AND DR.

HIGH. BOARD MEMBERS.

IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? MS. HEFFRON. I DO APPRECIATE YOU POINTING OUT THAT THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JUNE 1ST.

I THINK WE'RE STILL IN A OH SCHOOL STARTS IN SEPTEMBER MODE.

BUT YES, WE WE'RE MOVED BACK EVERYTHING, SO ALL THE CALENDARS SHIFT.

AND THEN MY QUESTION WAS ABOUT TRANSPORTATION.

LAST SUMMER, WE OFFERED DOOR TO DOOR.

ARE WE GOING TO CONTINUE THAT THIS SUMMER? YES. GREAT. YES.

THE NORMAL BUS STOPS AND THEN I SAY DOOR TO DOOR.

BUT I MEAN, WE AREN'T GOING TO BE USING SCHOOLS AS HUBS.

AND THAT'S RIGHT. NO HUBS.

WONDERFUL. ALL RIGHT.

THANK YOU. MS. HAINES, I GUESS I JUST WANTED TO TO SHARE SOME COMMENTS BECAUSE I'VE HEARD A LOT OF

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COMMUNITY CONCERN AND PART OF THIS IS PREACHING TO THE CHOIR, BUT FOR MOST OF IT IS.

BUT IF YOU LOOK ON THE VIDEO YOU WEBSITE, CITIZENS HAVE BROUGHT TO MY ATTENTION THE FACT THAT THERE'S AN INCREDIBLE DISCREPANCY IN SCORES, RIGHT, AS WELL TESTS.

SO IF YOU LOOK AT ONE SCHOOL IN MY DISTRICT, WHICH IS A MAJORITY HIGH INCOME SCHOOL AND YOU LOOK AT ENGLISH AS WELL SCORES FOR ALL STUDENTS, THEY WERE 92 IN 2018 TO 19.

AND THEN THEY DROPPED ONLY ONE POINT TO NINETY ONE IN 2020 TO 2021.

AND IN MATH, WHICH WE KNOW THE RESEARCH SHOWS VIRTUAL WAS HARDER.

THEY WENT FROM 93 TO 81.

YOU TAKE A HIGH POVERTY SCHOOL IN MY DISTRICT AND IN ENGLISH SCORES WENT 2018-19 FROM SIXTY THREE TO THIRTY THREE IN 2021, SIXTY THREE TO THIRTY THREE.

AND IN MATH, PEOPLE WENT FROM 77 TO 18 IN 2021.

SO I THINK I'M SAYING THESE NUMBERS BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, I SEE THE STAFFING DEPENDENT AND ALL OF THAT. THERE'S NO ROOM FOR ERROR HERE.

AND IT'S NOT JUST CHESTERFIELD.

I DON'T WANT TO JUST CALL US OUT IF YOU.

THERE WAS A DECEMBER REPORT BY MCKINSEY AND COMPANY TITLED COVID 19 IN EDUCATION AND EMERGING K-SHAPES RECOVERY FINDS THAT AS U.S.

STUDENTS RETURN TO CLASSROOMS, SOME ARE CATCHING UP ON UNFINISHED LEARNING AND OTHERS ARE FALLING FURTHER BEHIND.

SO ALREADY EXISTING GAPS ARE EXTREME.

SO I GUESS WHAT I'M SAYING IS THAT IF WE DON'T GET THE ADDITIONAL STATE AND AS I SAID, I'M PREACHING TO THE CHOIR IF WE DON'T GET THE ADDITIONAL STATE AND COUNTY SUPPORT.

YEAH, THAT'S NOT AN OPTION, WE HAVE TO GET THE ADDITIONAL STATE AND COUNTY SUPPORT.

AND THE KEY IS IN YOUR PLAN, RIGHT? THAT'S HOW WE'RE GOING TO CATCH UP.

WE CAN DO THIS, BUT WE NEED SUPPORT.

AND I JUST I WANTED TO POINT OUT SOME NUMBERS BECAUSE I DON'T THINK PEOPLE UNDERSTAND, YOU KNOW, SUMMER SCHOOL IS NOT JUST A IF YOU FEEL LIKE DOING IT OPTION, THAT'S HOW WE'RE GOING TO SUCCEED, SO THANK YOU.

AND I HOPE WE CAN GIVE YOU THE MONEY SO YOU CAN TAKE STAFFING DEPENDENT OFF OF THERE BECAUSE YOU CAN DO THE KIND OF THINGS THAT YOU DID LAST YEAR, RIGHT? AND AND RAISE SALARIES AS NEEDED TO GET MORE PEOPLE.

AND SO.

AND WE ARE LOOKING ONE OF THE REASONS THAT WE'VE STRUCTURED THE SUMMER SCHOOL TO HAVE THE RECOVERY OF LEARNING IS TO MAKE SURE THAT THE STUDENTS THAT WE INVITE AND WE ARE ENCOURAGING AND AND AND TEACHERS WILL REACH OUT TO STUDENTS TO ASK THEM TO ATTEND SUMMER SCHOOL. AND BY STRUCTURING IT THAT WAY, WE CAN HAVE SMALLER CLASS SIZES SO THAT TEACHERS CAN TAILOR THE INSTRUCTION TO MEET THE SKILLS GAPS THAT STUDENTS MAY HAVE.

SO WE WERE REALLY STRATEGIC AS A TEAM.

AND IN OCTOBER, WE PULLED IN EVERY DEPARTMENT THAT HAD ANYTHING TO DO WITH SUMMER SCHOOL, WHETHER IT BE TRANSPORTATION, FINANCE, INSTRUCTION, LEADERSHIP TO HAVE A CONVERSATION AND TALK ABOUT THE PROS AND CONS TO MAKE OUR PROGRAM BETTER EACH YEAR TO BENEFIT OUR STUDENTS. THAT'S AWESOME.

AND I GUESS IF I ADD ONE OTHER THING, BECAUSE I MEAN, WE KNOW WHAT ENRICHMENT CAMPS MEAN, BUT TO THE PEOPLE WHO DON'T REALIZE THAT, LIKE THERE'S A CONNECTION BETWEEN, YOU KNOW, FEATURE IDENTIFICATION OF GIFTED FUTURE SUCCESS AND HONORS IS CONNECTED TO OFFERING ENRICHMENT OPPORTUNITIES.

SO I THINK IT'S LIKE IT'S SO MUCH MORE IMPORTANT THAN IT SOUNDS.

SO THANK YOU FOR ACKNOWLEDGING THAT ENRICHMENT IS A VERY IMPORTANT PART OF EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE. MADAM CHAIR, YEP, MS. BAILEY. I JUST WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT A DISTINCTION, SINCE MS. HAINES HAS MENTIONED FUNDING AGAIN THAT DR POPE POINTED OUT THAT THESE ARE ESSER FUNDS AND ESEER FUNDS, I WANT TO MAKE SURE THE COMMUNITY UNDERSTANDS CANNOT BE USED OR PUT INTO OUR OPERATIONAL BUDGET.

SO WHEN DR.

DAUGHTERY IS HAS PRESENTED OUR OPERATIONAL BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR, WHEN WE SAY WE CAN PAY OR WE ARE, WE CAN FUND STAFF, WE CAN FIND THAT STAFF DON'T CONFUSE THAT WITH THE BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR, BECAUSE THESE FUNDS WERE FEDERAL FUNDS EARMARKED ONLY FOR CONTENT RECOVERY DUE TO COVID, AND WE CANNOT USE THOSE TO PAY TEACHERS IN OUR OPERATIONAL BUDGET GOING FORWARD. SO DR.

POPE SAYING IT'S STAFFING DEPENDENT, WE HAVE THE FUNDS.

THIS IS BASICALLY EDUCATION THAT FOR SUMMER IS IN ADDITION TO OUR REGULAR OPERATIONAL

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BUDGET, AND I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE IS CLEAR THAT WE NEED OUR STAFF TO.

WE NEED TEACHERS TO TAKE THIS ADDITIONAL FUNDING AND HELP OUR STUDENTS RECOVER LOST LEARNING DUE TO COVID THIS SUMMER AND IN LOTS OF AFTER SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES AS WELL THAT WE ARE, WE STAND READY TO PROVIDE SOME AFTER SCHOOL OPPORTUNITIES FOR THAT CONTENT RECOVERY AND SUMMER SCHOOL RECOVERY.

AND WE HAVE THE ESSER FUNDS FOR THAT.

BUT THAT DOES NOT MEAN WE HAVE THE FUNDING FOR OUR OPERATIONAL BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR.

THAT'S A TOTALLY DIFFERENT POT OF MONEY.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE WAS CLEAR WITH THAT.

AND DR. DAUGHTERY, I DID NOT MISSPEAK, CORRECT? AM I GOOD? OKAY.

JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE? THANK YOU.

I'M JUST LOOKING AT THE SLIDE HERE, YOU KNOW, IT SAYS SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION CLOSES JUNE ONE, EXCEPT FOR CCPS ONLINE.

WHAT ARE THE DATES FOR CCPS ONLINE? YOU KNOW, THEY ARE ALREADY POSTED ON OUR COUNTY WEB PAGE, IF YOU GO TO CCPS ONLINE, YOU GO UNDER PROGRAMS, YOU WILL SEE THE DATES AND I AM SO SORRY, I DON'T HAVE THOSE MEMORIES FOR YOU, BUT THEY ARE DIFFERENT.

YES, SO WE WOULD WANT FAMILIES TO LOOK THOSE UP.

ABSOLUTELY. OK.

THANK YOU, BOTH. NEXT, WE HAVE ITEMS FOR BOARD REVIEW, MADAM CHAIR, I'M SORRY, MADAM

[I. Items for Board Review]

CLERK, WOULD YOU PLEASE READ THE ITEMS FOR THIS EVENING? MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT IMPROVEMENT FUNDS FY 2022, NUMBER TWO, FY2022 TO DECEMBER.

EXPENDITURES VS.

APPROPRIATIONS.

NUMBER THREE, BUDGET CHANGE REQUEST SUMMARY ACROSS CATEGORIES DECEMBER 2021.

PRE NUMBER FOUR, PRE-K UPDATE, DECEMBER 2021.

NUMBER FIVE, UPDATE ON EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES FOR SECOND SEMESTER.

NUMBER SIX BOARD COMMITTEE REPORTS.

THANK YOU, MADAM CLERK.

NEXT, WE HAVE PUBLIC COMMENT ON AGENDA ITEMS.

[J. Public Comment on Non-Agenda Items]

BUT FIRST, WE'RE GOING TO I'M SORRY, NOT AGENDA ITEMS, SORRY GUYS.

AT THIS TIME, THOUGH, WE ARE GOING TO TAKE A FIVE MINUTE RECESS AND WE WILL BEGIN AT 8:52. THEN WE'RE GOING TO RESUME MEETING.

CITIZENS WERE GIVEN THE OPTION OF SUBMITTING THEIR COMMENTS ONLINE OR IN PERSON, COMMENTS SUBMITTED VIA THE ONLINE FORM WERE SENT TO THE BOARD PRIOR TO THE START OF TONIGHT'S MEETING AND WILL BE INCLUDED IN FULL AS AN ADDENDUM TO THE MEETING MINUTES.

MADAM CLERK, WOULD YOU PLEASE ANNOUNCE THIS EVENING'S IN-PERSON SPEAKERS ON NON AGENDA ITEMS? MADAM CHAIR, WE HAVE 28 SPEAKERS FOR NON AGENDA ITEMS THIS EVENING.

THEY ARE DOMINIQUE CHATTERS, TRISH RUSSO, MEG CLARKE, KATE FLYNN, PATRICK LANSKY, LAURA SMITH, TRACY FRANSEN.

KERRY TREADWAY, WENDY LITTLE, MARK CHARLES.

BILL GARDNER, LINDSAY DAUGHTERY, LAURA ABBOTT, BEN PEARSON NELSON, ANTHONY AJANTA, JOHN WARD, TRACEY COX, GRAMWELL, ROBIN SCHOENING, TANYA KELLY, BOBBY EVERYTH, MATT MACNEIL, DORIS NICK, NANCY DEFRANCO, ANN TATUS, HEATHER MITCHELL, AMY DODSON, CHRISTINE MELENDEZ AND MARY KEITH. 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 THE WHEN YOU BEGIN TO SPEAK YELLOW, WHEN YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS REMAINING AND RED WHEN YOUR TIME HAS EXPIRED.

AS A REMINDER, NO PERSONAL BELONGINGS OTHER THAN A CELL PHONE AND SPEAKERS NOTES ARE ALLOWED AT THE PODIUM.

WE ALSO ASK THAT SPEAKERS REFRAIN FROM TOUCHING THE MICROPHONES.

PLEASE REMEMBER TO GIVE YOUR NAME AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR COMMENTS, AND PLEASE NOTE THAT COMMENTS EQUIVALENT TO CAMPAIGNING FOR ANY PUBLIC OFFICE IS IN VIOLATION OF SCHOOL BOARD POLICY 1110 AND ARE PROHIBITED.

DOMINIQUE CHATTERS.

GOOD EVENING, DOMINIQUE CHATTERS DALE DISTRICT.

I THINK IT GOES REPEATING AGAIN THAT BLACK HISTORY DOES NOT START WITH SLAVERY, SO IF THERE'S A WAY THAT YOU CAN AMEND WHAT YOU JUST READ AS ACKNOWLEDGMENT FOR BLACK HISTORY MONTH, I WOULD ASK THAT YOU CONSIDER THAT.

I HAVE TRIED MULTIPLE TIMES TO GIVE YOU THE BENEFIT OF THE DOUBT IN TERMS OF HOW YOUR DECISIONS ARE MADE.

YOU ARE ENTITLED TO YOUR OWN OPINIONS.

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YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO YOUR OWN FACTS.

ACCORDING TO THE MINUTES FROM THE 10 AUGUST 2021 SCHOOL BOARD MEETING.

AFTER LISTENING TO THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF SUPERINTENDENT IN COUNCIL WITH VDH, YOU ALL VOTED FOR UNIVERSAL MASKING FOR K-12 TO EXPIRE ON 22 AUGUST 2022.

MR. HARTER AND MS. BAILEY HAVE REPEATEDLY ASSERTED THE DECISION WAS BASED ON FOLLOWING THE GOVERNOR'S EXECUTIVE ORDER AT THE TIME.

THE EXECUTIVE ORDER WAS PUBLISHED ON 12 AUGUST, 2021.

PARENTS WERE TOLD TO MAKE THEIR SELECTIONS FOR THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR FOR THE ENTIRE YEAR DUE TO RESOURCING REQUIREMENTS.

OUR CHOICES WERE FACE TO FACE OR VIRTUAL ACADEMY.

OUR CHOICES WERE MADE IN GOOD FAITH THAT YOU WOULD ADHERE TO YOUR OWN POLICY.

TO SAY THAT THE DECISION TO REVERSE COURSE WAS TO BE CONSISTENT AND FOLLOW THE NEW GOVERNOR'S EXECUTIVE ORDER IS CONTRARY TO THE FACTS PRESENTED.

AGAIN YOU ARE ENTITLED TO YOUR OWN OPINION.

YOU ARE NOT ENTITLED TO YOUR OWN FACTS.

THEN TO ADD INSULT TO INJURY, MR. HARTER DELIBERATELY CHOOSES TO USE DIVISIVE LANGUAGE BY CHANGING MS. HAINES COHORT EXAMPLE TO A CASE OF SEGREGATION.

I HAD HOPED YOU WOULD BE CORRECTED BY YOUR COLLEAGUES, BUT YOU WERE NOT.

EVEN DR. DAUGHERTY DID NOT CORRECT YOUR FREUDIAN SLIP.

IN FEBRUARY 2021.

DR. DAUGHERTY BRIEFED US ON A RETURN TO FACE TO FACE INSTRUCTION THAT INVOLVED COHORTS.

DID HE REALLY MEAN SEGREGATION? JUST SO THAT WE'RE ALL CLEAR, COHORT IS AN EDUCATIONAL TERM.

SEGREGATION IS A TERM OF WHITE SUPREMACY ROOTED IN RACISM.

FINALLY, I WOULD LIKE YOU TO HONOR YOUR INITIAL COMMITMENT TO UNIVERSAL MASKING, AS THE ARLINGTON COURT POINTED OUT, THE GOVERNOR CANNOT OVERRIDE THE DECISION OF THE SCHOOL BOARD DELEGATED TO YOU BY SB 1303.

PLEASE DO NOT LET OUR OVERZEALOUS GOVERNOR LEAD YOU DOWN A PATH THAT VIOLATES THE LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY. WE HAVE LOST SO MANY TALENTED TEACHERS ALREADY.

AGAIN, YOU ARE ENTITLED TO YOUR OWN OPINION, NOT TO YOUR OWN FACTS.

THANK YOU, MS. CHATTERS, TRISH RUSSO.

MEG CLARK. KATE FLYNN. HELLO, I'M KATE FLYNN, I AM READING ANOTHER TEACHER TESTIMONY, I AM WRITING TO YOU ONCE AGAIN TO EXPRESS MY CONCERN AND DISPLEASURE OVER THE DECISION TO MAKE MASKS OPTIONAL IN SCHOOLS.

SINCE THIS DECISION DECISION HAS BEEN MADE, I HAVE NOT SEEN MY FAMILY DUE TO RECOVERING CANCER SURVIVORS. INDIVIDUALS WITH RESPIRATORY ISSUES AND INDIVIDUALS WHO ARE UNABLE TO RECEIVE THE VACCINE DUE TO AGE.

I KNOW COLLEAGUES WHO HAVE HAD TO MAKE THE SAME HEARTBREAKING DECISION BECAUSE THEY DO NOT WANT TO PUT THEIR FAMILIES IN HARM'S WAY.

YOUR EMPLOYEE SHOULD NOT BE FORCED TO MAKE THESE DECISIONS.

WE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO FORGO SPENDING TIME WITH OUR FAMILIES IN ORDER TO PROTECT THEM DUE TO THE DECISION TO MAKE MASKS OPTIONAL.

I WOULD LIKE ALSO LIKE TO APPROACH THE TOPIC OF PARENT CHOICE BECAUSE IT IS EVIDENT THAT CERTAIN PARENT CHOICES ARE BEING HONORED WHILE OTHER PARENT CHOICES ARE BEING LABELED AS SEGREGATION BY MR., HARTER, MS., BAILEY AND DR.

DAUGHERTY, A PARENT'S CHOICE TO KEEP THEIR CHILD SAFE SHOULD BE RECOGNIZED AND HONORED IN THE SAME WAY AS A PARENT'S CHOICE TO ALLOW THEIR CHILD TO ATTEND SCHOOL UNMASKED.

OTHERWISE, THIS IS DISCRIMINATING AGAINST PARENTS WHO WANT TO KEEP THEIR CHILDREN SAFE.

ADDITIONALLY, A STUDENT'S REQUEST SHOULD BE RECOGNIZED AND HONORED IF HE OR SHE THEY WANTS TO BE SEATED AWAY FROM AN UNMASKED CLASSMATE.

STUDENTS HAVE BEEN TOLD MULTIPLE TIMES THIS WILL NOT BE DONE.

WHY ARE WE RECOGNIZING AND ALLOWING THE CHOICE OF SOME AND NOT THE CHOICE OF OTHERS? I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE SUPPORTING ALL PERSONS BEING MASKED IN A RECENT STUDY APPEARING IN THE JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION.

RESEARCHERS FOUND THAT SCHOOL AND CHILD CARE PROGRAMS THAT USE MASKS AND MARKEDLY FEWER CLOSURES RELATED TO COVID 19 THAN THOSE THAT DID NOT, EVEN AFTER CONTROLLING FOR OTHER VARIABLES. THE STUDY COVERED THE INITIAL OUTBREAK OF THE PANDEMIC IN THE UNITED STATES AND AFTER THROUGH JUNE 2021.

PROGRAMS THAT MAINTAIN MASKING FOR THE ENTIRE STUDY PERIOD REPORTED 14 PERCENT LOWER RATES OF CLOSURE THAN ONES THAT DID NOT.

RESEARCHERS ALSO LOOKED AT WHETHER MASKING ONLY THE KIDS 40 PERCENT.

FORTY SIX PERCENT OF WHOM WERE AGES THREE TO FIVE.

ONLY THE ADULTS OR BOTH MADE A DIFFERENCE.

MASKING BOTH KIDS AND ADULTS WAS ASSOCIATED WITH FEWER CLOSURES, WHILE MASKING ONLY THE KIDS OR ONLY THE ADULTS APPEARED INSUFFICIENT.

I APPLAUD THE DECISIONS OF THE RICHMOND PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND HENRICO COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL BOARDS AS THEY VALUE AND RESPECT THE SAFETY AND WELL-BEING OF THEIR EMPLOYEES.

I URGE YOU TO RECONSIDER AND MAKE THE SAME DECISION FOR YOUR CCPS STAFF AND STUDENTS.

THANK YOU, MS. FLYNN, PATRICK LANSKY.

I JUST WANT TO MAKE A QUICK REMINDER THAT NO COMMENTS FROM OUT IN THE AUDIENCE, PLEASE

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KEEP IT RESPECTFUL.

AS FOR THOSE THAT ARE AT THE PODIUM, THANK YOU.

LAURA SMITH.

I APPRECIATE YOU SAYING THAT, BUT THERE'S A LOT OF MUMBLING BACK THERE, IT'S VERY DISTRACTING. I'M LAURA SMITH.

I'M IN THE MIDLOTHIAN DISTRICT.

I HAVE MORE TEACHER TESTIMONY TO READ.

TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN.

I WOULD LOVE TO HELP OUT IN PERSON, BUT I TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID ON SATURDAY, JANUARY 29TH, JUST THREE DAYS AFTER THE SCHOOL BOARD LIFTED THE MASK MANDATE FOR STUDENTS.

I DON'T THINK THEY HAVE ANY IDEA HOW DIFFICULT IT IS TO KEEP TEACHERS AND THEIR FAMILIES SAFE. I'VE BEEN OUT OF WORK SINCE THEN BECAUSE MY ENTIRE FAMILY, INCLUDING MY THREE YEAR OLD SON WHO'S TOO YOUNG TO RECEIVE VACCINATION, BECAME SICK.

AT WHAT POINT DURING OUR QUARANTINE? AT ONE POINT DURING OUR QUARANTINE, MY SON WAS CRYING OUT ABOUT HIS NECK, HURTING.

HE SCREAMED AND CRIED IN PAIN FOR HOURS WITHOUT IBUPROFEN, HELPING HIS PAIN.

WE THOUGHT ABOUT TAKING HIM TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM AS WE WERE SCARED HE MIGHT HAVE MENINGITIS, BUT THE ENTIRE FAMILY WAS COVID POSITIVE, SO WE WERE SCARED TO EVEN DO THAT.

NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO MAKE A DECISION ABOUT THEIR CHILD'S SAFETY AND WELL-BEING VERSUS THEIR JOB. IT HAS BEEN 10 DAYS AND I'M STILL ACHING AND SUFFERING FROM HEADACHES AND FATIGUE. I'M FULLY VACCINATED AND HAVE GOTTEN MY BOOSTER.

I AM TAKING MEDICATION AT HOME TO HELP WITH SYMPTOMS, AND I'VE BEEN TAKING IMMUNE SUPPORT PILLS FOR THE PAST TWO MONTHS TO NO AVAIL.

I VOTE NO CONFIDENCE IN OUR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS WHO ALLOWED THIS TO HAPPEN.

TEACHERS ARE EXHAUSTED AND OVERWHELMED.

WE CAN'T GET SUBS.

ADMIN IS DISSOLVING CLASSES AND PACKING OTHER CLASSES TO THE BRIM IN ORDER TO HELP WITH OUR NUMBERS. I SEE ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY AND ONE HUNDRED TO ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY STUDENTS IN MY CLASSROOM ALONE, LET ALONE THE OTHERS I'M EXPOSING TO EXPOSE TOO WHILE COVERING CLASSES AND HELPING WITH HALLWAY SUPERVISION AND BUS DUTY.

WE NEED COLLECTIVE BARGAINING ASAP, AND WE NEED THE SCHOOL BOARD TO BRING BACK THE MASK MANDATE TO PROTECT THE HEALTH OF OUR STAFF AND OTHER STUDENTS, RESPECTFULLY, A 20 YEAR VETERAN TEACHER.

GOOD AFTERNOON AND THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME TO LISTEN TO THE TEACHERS YOU SERVE IN CHESTERFIELD. I HAVE BEEN WITH THE COUNTY NOW FOR 10 YEARS.

THE DECISION TO ALLOW STUDENTS TO OPT OUT OF MASK WEARING HAS BEEN DETRIMENTAL TO OUR SCHOOLS. WE KNOW THAT MASKS PROTECT THOSE AROUND YOU MORE THAN THEY PROTECT YOU FROM OTHERS. YOU HAVE PUT IMMUNE COMPROMISED TEACHERS TO THE AND THE IMPOSSIBLE POSITION OF CHOOSING BETWEEN THE BELOVED PROFESSION AND STAYING SAFE AT A TIME WHERE BOTH TEACHERS AND SUBS ARE HARD TO FIND.

I DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW YOU CAN MAKE A DECISION THAT WOULD EXACERBATE THIS CRISIS.

TEACHERS ARE LEAVING.

AS A PARENT, THE DECISION MAKES ME FURIOUS.

I DO NOT EVEN HAVE THE CHOICE TO REQUEST THAT MY EIGHT YEAR OLD CHILD BE MOVED AWAY FROM UNMASKED STUDENTS.

GIVING SOME PARENTS A CHOICE HAS TAKEN AWAY MY ABILITY TO CONTINUE WITH THE CHOICES WE'VE MADE FOR OUR FAMILY.

ONE OF HER BEST FRIENDS HAS CHOSEN NOT TO WEAR A MASK.

SO NOW ON TOP OF ALL THE NORMAL PEER PRESSURES, MY CHILD HAS TO ASK HER TO WEAR ONE OR NAVIGATE FEELING UNSAFE AROUND HER FRIEND.

THIS IS NOT A BURDEN THAT AN EIGHT YEAR OLD SHOULD BEAR.

HAVING A UNIVERSAL MASK MANDATE LEVELS THAT FIELD.

MANY STUDENTS.

THAT HAVE ME. ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU, MISS SMITH.

THANK YOU. TRACEY FRANSEN.

CARRIE TREADWAY.

HELLO, MY NAME IS CARRIE TREADWAY.

I'M A PARENT OF A CCPS STUDENT AND ALSO AN EDUCATOR IN A NEIGHBORING DISTRICT, AND I'M HERE TONIGHT TO READ A TEACHER TESTIMONIAL.

I AM A NORTH CHESTERFIELD HIGH SCHOOL TEACHER OF OVER 20 YEARS.

THE RESULT OF THE BOARD'S VOTE HAS CREATED MORE DIVISION AND TRAGIC STORIES THAN I HAVE TIME TO RELATE HERE.

STUDENTS ARE SCARED.

PARENTS ARE SCARED.

I HAVE ALREADY BEEN CONTACTED BY MULTIPLE BY MULTIPLE STUDENTS ASKING WHAT CAN BE DONE TO MAKE SURE THAT THEY ARE SEATED AWAY FROM UNMASKED STUDENTS.

HOWEVER, WE ARE FORBIDDEN TO TO MOVE SEATS IN ANY WAY TO PROTECT THE IMMUNE COMPROMISED STUDENTS, DESPITE THEIR PARENTS FEARS FOR THE LIVES OF THEIR CHILDREN.

WE KNOW THAT MASKS PROTECT OTHERS EVEN MORE THAN THEY PROTECT OURSELVES.

SOMEHOW, THE MOST BASIC SENSE OF DECENCY IS PROTECTING THE VULNERABLE SEEMS NO LONGER A SHARED VALUE IN OUR COMMUNITY AS A RESULT OF THIS BOARD'S VOTE.

A VOCAL MINORITY OF PARENTS IS TRYING TO PICK FIGHTS, SENDING THEIR STUDENTS TO SCHOOL TO RECORD TEACHERS IN CASE THEY SLIP UP, THEN PLAYING IT ON FACEBOOK AND DEMANDING THE TEACHERS BE FIRED.

A POLITICAL FEVER HAS CREATED A WAR ON TEACHERS AND A WAR ON OUR MOST VULNERABLE STUDENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS.

I HEAR PEOPLE IGNORANTLY DISCUSSING OMICRON AND SAYING IT IS LESS DEADLY THAN DELTA SO WE CAN RELAX PROTECTIONS.

IN FACT, MANY MORE DEATHS HAVE RESULTED FROM OMICRON THAN DELTA BECAUSE OF THE TRANSMISSIBILITY.

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IT IS BEING KEPT QUIET, BUT STUDENTS HAVE GOTTEN COVID AT HOME, TAKEN OR GOTTEN COVID AT SCHOOL, TAKEN AT HOME AND SEEN THEIR PARENTS DIE.

A VACCINATED MASK USING FAMILY MEMBER OF OURS HAS ALREADY CONTRACTED THE SUPPOSEDLY LESS DANGEROUS OMICRON VARIANT IS ON A VENTILATOR AND IS NOT EXPECTED TO SURVIVE.

MY WIFE IS SEVERELY IMMUNE COMPROMISED, AND EVERY DAY I WORRY THAT MY DAUGHTER OR I WILL BRING HOME COVID AND MY DAUGHTER WILL BE WITHOUT A MOTHER.

REPRESENTATIVES, HOW CAN YOU JUSTIFY THE SITUATION THAT YOU ALL HAVE CREATED? THIS ISN'T A REPUBLICAN OR A DEMOCRAT THING, IT'S A HUMAN DECENCY THING.

IF TEACHERS LEFT THE RIGHT, IF TEACHERS LEFT OR RIGHT POLITICALLY ARE A LITTLE MORE SENSITIVE TO DO SO, IT IS BECAUSE WE SEE THE IMPORTANCE OF ESTABLISHING A RESPECTFUL, CARING COMMUNITY IN EACH OF THE CLASSES WE SEE EACH DAY.

WE LOVE ALL OF OUR STUDENTS, INCLUDING THE IMMUNOCOMPROMISED STUDENTS, AND THEY DESERVE NOT HAVING THEIR LIVES RISK BY GOING TO SCHOOL.

WE LOVE ALL OUR STUDENTS AND WANT THEM TO NOT LOSE A PARENT BECAUSE OUR OUR SCHOOLS ARE UNSAFE OR OTHERS ARE CLAIMING THEIR RIGHT TO CHOOSE TO MAKE SCHOOLS UNSAFE FOR OTHERS.

THIS CONVERSATION SEES SEEMS DOMINATED BY FOLKS TALKING ABOUT INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, BUT WE HAVE FORGOTTEN THE VALUES OF TAKING SMALL STEPS IN ORDER TO TAKE CARE OF EACH OTHER, ESPECIALLY OUR MOST VULNERABLE.

WHAT ARE WE TEACHING OUR CHILDREN? IT IS. IS IT OK TO DEMAND NO INCONVENIENCE AT ALL, EVEN IF IT ENDS UP KILLING PEOPLE WE DON'T KNOW? THAT IS NOT THE AMERICA I KNOW.

THAT IS NOT THE CHESTERFIELD I GREW UP IN.

SCHOOL BOARD REPRESENTATIVES IN THE NAME OF BASIC DECENCY PLEASE REQUIRE MASKING FOR ALL STUDENTS IN OUR SCHOOLS.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MS. TREADWAY, WENDY LITTLE.

HELLO, WENDY LITTLE AGAIN.

I FEEL LIKE I HAVE TO SAY SOMETHING ABOUT THE MASK ISSUE, AND I STILL FEEL LIKE EVERYBODY HAS CHOICES YOU CAN DOUBLE MASK.

THERE'S LOTS OF REALLY GREAT SHIELDS AND THINGS LIKE THAT, SO I JUST DON'T FEEL LIKE ANYONE'S CHOICES ARE TAKEN AWAY.

AGAIN, I HAVE ANOTHER NEW ONE, AND IT HAS STOP DENYING RIGHTS AND NEEDS OF SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS AND I WAS GOING TO SPEAK ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE AND I WILL A LITTLE BIT.

THE TRANSPORTATION, THE THIRD PARTY TRANSPORT COMPANY, ALC IS NOT WORKING OUT.

MY SON IS MISSING WAY TOO MUCH SCHOOL BECAUSE THEY HAVE INTERNAL COMMUNICATION ISSUES.

WE HAD A SNOW DAY RECENTLY OR TWO HOUR DELAY.

THEY SHOWED UP ON TIME.

WE SAID, COME BACK THEN THEY SAID, OH, WE CAN'T COME BACK BECAUSE MY TRANSPORT PERSON ROUTER TOLD ME I COULDN'T COME BACK.

MY SON MISSED SCHOOL. HE'S MISSED THREE DAYS OF SCHOOL JUST FOR THAT ALONE.

THIS IS NOT WORKING OUT.

I HAVE A CANDIDATE FOR THE JOB.

I WOULD LIKE HIM TO BE HIRED, AND I'LL TALK TO ANYBODY INDIVIDUALLY ABOUT THAT, ACTUALLY, I TALKED TO MR. DAVIS. BUT, YOU KNOW, SO WE KNOW THAT I HAVE TO TALK ABOUT SPECIAL EDUCATION, AND I'M VERY DISAPPOINTED IN THE PRESENTATION OF THE RECOVERY OF LEARNING BECAUSE SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS, YOU BROUGHT MS. HAINES, YOU BROUGHT IT UP IN SPECIAL EDUCATION.

STUDENTS ARE SIMILAR. THEY HAVE ONLY FARED HALF AS WELL OR DOUBLE AS BAD AS ALL OTHER STUDENTS. THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE PRIORITIZED EARLY IN JUNE OF 2020.

THEY STILL HAVEN'T.

WHEN ARE THESE CLASSES AND COURSES IN SUPPORT SUPPOSED TO BE AVAILABLE? WHERE'S THE TRANSPARENCY, THE SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS WHO NEED THE MOST HELP? AND I'VE TALKED ABOUT THIS BEFORE TO EVERYBODY, SO EVERYBODY'S AWARE WHERE IS IT? IT'S NOT TRANSPARENT, IT'S NOT ACCESSIBLE AND THIS IS THE WAY THINGS KEEP GOING.

THIS IS NOT OK.

MY CHILDREN'S, MY CHILD'S GRADES AND ATTENDANCE HAVE BEEN FALSIFIED, WHICH IS NOT OK.

JUST TO MAKE IT LOOK OK.

IT'S NOT OK.

SO I'VE COME WITH A DIFFERENT TONE BECAUSE.

THERE HAVE BEEN SOME THINGS GOING ON FOR A LONG, LONG TIME THAT REALLY NEED TO BE ADDRESSED AND THEY SHOULD BE ADDRESSED APPROPRIATELY, AND I REALLY WANT TO THINK A COUPLE OF BOARD MEMBERS WHO ARE VERY KIND WITH THEIR TIME WITH ME.

I WANT TO CLARIFY THAT I DID I GOT AN EMAIL FROM SOMEONE WHO SAID, GO AHEAD AND DO THIS PROCESS. I SPOKE WITH OTHER PEOPLE TODAY.

I DON'T WANT ANYBODY TO ASSUME IT WAS SOMEONE I SPOKE WITH.

IT WAS AN EMAIL I RECEIVED, AND I'D LIKE TO DIRECT THE QUESTION TO DR.

POPE. WHERE IS IT TRANSPARENCY? WHY ARE SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS A FOOTNOTE AGAIN? WHERE IS THE WHERE IS THE.

I CAN'T THINK OF A WORD RIGHT NOW, BUT WHERE IS THAT SENSE OF WE HAVE PEOPLE IN GREATER NEED THAN OTHERS? AND WHERE IS THAT FOCUS? AND I'M NOT SEEING IT.

AND WE CAN WE CAN FIX THIS.

I WANT TO SEE US FIX THIS.

THANK YOU.

LITTLE, MARK CHARLES.

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GOOD EVENING. I'M MARK CHARLES.

FIRST, I'D LIKE TO THANK THOSE OF YOU THAT STOOD UP FOR OUR CHILDREN BY APPROVING PARENTAL CHOICE. WE HAD THREE CHILDREN AND WE CHOSE TO UNMASK.

OUR SECOND GRADER HAS NEVER HAD A NORMAL SCHOOL EXPERIENCE.

THE FIRST DAY WITHOUT A MASK, HE GOT OFF THE BUS AND IMMEDIATELY SAID, I AM SO GLAD THAT I DON'T HAVE TO WEAR A MASK AT SCHOOL.

WHEN WE ASKED WHY, HE REPLIED, I CAN BREATHE BETTER.

SORRY. A PARENT SHOULD NEVER HAVE TO HEAR THAT STATEMENT FROM THEIR CHILD.

HE'S SHY AND DOESN'T ALWAYS MAKE THE BEST EYE CONTACT AND HAS MISSED OUT ON SO MUCH FACIAL EXPRESSIONS THAT PLAY A BIG PART IN HIS SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL LEARNING.

I AM SO GRATEFUL THAT ASPECT OF HIS DEVELOPMENT IS BACK.

OUR SEVENTH GRADER LAST, OUR SEVENTH GRADERS LAST NORMAL YEAR WAS FOURTH GRADE.

THE FIRST THING, THE FIRST THING HE WAS, HE NOTICED ANOTHER MASK.

I'M SORRY.

ANOTHER UNMASKED STUDENT HAD A MUSTACHE.

THESE KIDS ARE GOING THROUGH PUBERTY AND HAVEN'T HAD A CHANCE TO NOTICE NORMAL CHANGES.

YOU KNOW, THEIR BODIES ARE GOING THROUGH AMONG ONE ANOTHER.

OUR 10TH GRADERS LAST NORMAL YEAR WAS EIGHTH GRADE, SHE TOLD US THAT IT FEELS GOOD BEING UNMASKED, HOWEVER, IT'S BEEN A LITTLE MORE CHALLENGING, AS SHE HEARD AS SHE HEARD ANOTHER A MASKED STUDENT WHO TOLD AN UNMASKED STUDENT, DON'T YOU KNOW YOU'RE KILLING PEOPLE? THAT'S VERY HEARTBREAKING, ESPECIALLY HEARING THAT FROM A CHILD.

SHE ALSO EXPERIENCED A LONG TIME FRIEND, TELLING HER THAT BECAUSE SHE'S UNMASKED, THEY'RE NOT COMFORTABLE SITTING NEXT TO HER.

HOW IS THAT BEHAVIOR OK? WHY ARE CHILDREN SAYING THESE THINGS? THEY ARE SAYING THESE THINGS BECAUSE FEAR PROJECTED ONTO OUR CHILDREN AND IT'S AFFECTING THEIR RELATIONSHIPS.

SEVERAL TEACHERS HAVE INFORMED US THAT THEY ENJOY SEEING OUR FULL FACES, OUR CHILDREN'S FULL FACES. I AM SADDENED BY THE HATE AND DIVISION THESE MANDATES AND RESTRICTIONS HAVE CAUSED. WE MUST RESPECT REGARDLESS OF OUR DIFFERENCES.

AND HAVE MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS.

WHILE SOME ARE PUTTING ENERGY INTO MANDATING MASKS.

THERE ARE MANY FAMILIES IN OUR COMMUNITY FACING REAL ISSUES LIKE JOB LOSS, HUNGER, MENTAL ILLNESS, DEPRESSION.

MY HOPE IS THAT PEOPLE STOP PROJECTING THEIR FEARS ONTO THEIR CHILDREN AND PUT THE ENERGY INTO ISSUES THAT ACTUALLY MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

I CHALLENGE EVERY PARENT IN THIS COUNTY TO ASK A CHILD WHAT THEY MISS MOST.

WE MUST GET BACK TO NORMAL FOR OUR CHILDREN'S SAKE.

WE MUST LEARN FROM OUR MISTAKES.

IT'S TIME TO REMOVE ALL COVID 19 RESTRICTIONS AND NEVER USE THEM AGAIN.

THANK YOU.

GOOD EVENING. HOW Y'ALL DOING? HEY, FIRST OFF, THANKS FOR EVERYTHING THAT YOU GUYS DO.

IT'S MY FIRST TIME EVER BEING TO A SCHOOL BOARD MEETING, SO THANKS A LOT FOR HAVING ME.

MY NAME IS BILL GARDNER.

I'M A FATHER OF THREE CHESTERFIELD COUNTY STUDENTS IN A FORMER K THROUGH 12 STUDENT IN THE COUNTY MYSELF.

TONIGHT, I'M ASKING FOR ALL OF US TO REMAIN EVOLVED ADULTS.

THIS MEANS BEING MATURE, SENSIBLE AND ACHIEVING A GOAL GRADUALLY, PARENTAL CHOICE FOR MASKING IS AN INVOLVED ADULT DECISION.

THE MENTAL HEALTH CRISIS MY CHILDREN HAVE ENDURED THE LAST TWO YEARS MAKES ME UNFORTUNATELY AN AUTHORITY AND AN EXPERT ON THIS, NOT A SCIENTIST.

IT'S TIME FOR THE MASKING TO BE OPTIONAL PERMANENTLY AND TO GIVE PARENTS THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE. WE HAVE BEEN SHOT, MASKED, BOOSTED SOCIAL DISTANCE, VIRTUAL SCHOOLED AND AS A PARENT, I'M HERE TO TELL YOU THAT THE CURE IS WORSE THAN THE DISEASE.

I WANT MY CHILDREN LEARNING SCIENCE, ARITHMETIC AND HISTORY IN SCHOOL, NOT BEING INVOLVED IN AND BEING A PART OF THE POLITICAL SCIENCE OF THE DAY.

WE HAVE TAKEN AWAY THEIR ABILITY TO BE KIDS AND EVENTUALLY I FEAR FUNCTIONING ADULTS.

I COULD GO ON AND ON ABOUT PROM, HOMECOMING, ATHLETICS, THE THINGS THAT MY CHILDREN HAVE MISSED BUT EVOLVED ADULTS GOT SCHOOLS BACK TO OPEN AGAIN RIGHT? NOW THEY CAN DO SPORTS AND NOW WE HAVE PARENTAL RIGHT TO CHOOSE.

YOU KNOW, WE'RE EVOLVING OUR WAY OUT OF THIS AND FINDING A WAY TO LIVE WITH IT.

I LOVE THE COUNTY.

I'VE BEEN HERE MY ENTIRE LIFE.

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I LITERALLY LIVE WHERE I LIVE SPECIFICALLY FOR THE SCHOOLS THAT MY CHILDREN ATTEND.

BUT, YOU KNOW, THE LAST TWO YEARS IS SOMETHING I CAN'T FORGIVE MYSELF FOR.

I NEVER, YOU KNOW, CAME SAID ANYTHING TALKED ABOUT JUST DIDN'T WANT TO MAKE ANY WAVES, YOU KNOW? BUT YOU KNOW, I APOLOGIZE.

ALL THREE OF THEM IS THE WRONG THING.

I MEAN, WE SHOULD ALL KIND OF BE SOMEWHAT ASHAMED, WHAT WE'VE DONE IT IN THE LAST TWO YEARS. AND, YOU KNOW, I'M HERE JUST KIND OF PLEADING WITH YOU AS A FATHER, LIKE, LET US HAVE THE RIGHT TO CHOOSE.

LIKE, IT'S NOT TOO MUCH TO ASK, YOU KNOW, I CARE FOR THESE KIDS.

AND LET'S BE HONEST, I MEAN, NOBODY CAN MAKE A BETTER DECISION FOR THEM THAN ME AS THEIR FATHER. RIGHT? YOU KNOW, ALL DIVERSE THOUGHTS AROUND MASKING ARE ACCEPTED WITH PARENTAL CHOICE.

PARENTS CAN MAKE THEIR OWN DECISION.

AND, YOU KNOW, I'M NOT IGNORANT.

YOU KNOW, LIKE PEOPLE SAY, I'M NOT HIDING BEHIND OUR CONSTITUTION OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

I'M JUST PLEADING AS A PARENT, YOU KNOW, IT'S JUST THAT SIMPLE AND I DON'T WANT TO BE, YOU KNOW, PUT INTO THAT CAMP.

AND I DON'T THINK THAT THAT'S, YOU KNOW, ANYBODY SHOULD DESERVE OR FEEL THAT WAY, EITHER, YOU KNOW, RESPECTING CHOICE AND DIVERSITY THROUGH THOUGHT IS THE CORNERSTONE OF OUR COUNTY, STATE AND COUNTRY, AND I JUST WANT TO SEE IT STAY THAT WAY.

AND I APPRECIATE Y'ALLS THIS TIME AND LETTING ME SAY MY TWO CENTS THIS EVENING.

THANK Y'ALL.

GOOD EVENING, I'M LINDSAY DOHERTY, A MOM OF TWO KIDS IN THE BERMUDA DISTRICT.

I'M GOING TO BRING A LITTLE UNCONVENTIONAL APPROACH TO MY COMMENTS TONIGHT.

HOW MANY OF YOU HERE PUT YOUR SEATBELT ON TODAY TO DRIVE? DO YOU REGULARLY HAVE YOUR KIDS BUCKLE IN? WHAT ABOUT MAKING SURE FRIENDS KIDS ARE STRAPPED IN WHEN YOU'RE CARTING THEM AROUND? I'D IMAGINE THAT MOST OR ALL OF YOU ANSWERED YES TO ALL OF THESE QUESTIONS.

WHY? BECAUSE IT'S LAW.

BECAUSE YOU WANT TO PREVENT INJURY OR DEATH IF IN A WRECK.

DID YOU KNOW THAT ON AVERAGE, SOMEONE WILL ONLY BE IN A WRECK ONCE EVERY 17.9 YEARS? CHANCE OF DYING IN A WRECK IS ONLY 0.0093 PERCENT OR, IN OTHER WORDS, VERY LOW.

WILL THIS CHANGE YOUR BEHAVIOR FOR YOU AND YOUR KIDS IN THE CAR? PROBABLY NOT. WHY? BECAUSE WHILE THESE ARE AVERAGES, A SERIOUS FATAL CRASH COULD HAPPEN TOMORROW AND THE RISK OUTWEIGHS THE FREEDOM OF BEING BELT FREE.

NOW, LET'S SUBSTITUTE THE WORD MASK FOR SEATBELTS, AND THE RISK OF NOT WEARING ONE STILL SHOULD SUPERSEDE THE REWARD OF IT BEING OFF.

SCHOOLS WITHOUT MASKS OR THREE TIMES AS LIKELY TO HAVE OUTBREAKS, PER THE CDC.

OUTBREAKS ARE DISRUPTIVE TO LEARNING, TEACHING, PARENTING.

IT IMPACTS BUSINESSES ABILITY TO STAFF AND CREATE REVENUE ACROSS COMMUNITIES.

SIXTY ONE PERCENT OF PEOPLE NATIONALLY WANT UNIVERSAL MASKING.

SIXTY SIX PERCENT OF PEOPLE IN VIRGINIA WANT IT.

SEVENTY FIVE PERCENT OF PUBLIC COMMENTS FROM THE LAST SCHOOL BOARD MEETING IN CHESTERFIELD WANT IT CHESTERFIELD LEADS CENTRAL VIRGINIA IN CASES AND IS ONE OF THE SEVENTY FIVE PERCENT OF PEOPLE THAT WANT UNIVERSAL MASKING TO PROTECT VULNERABLE CHILDREN AND STAFF. I'M HERE ASKING TO HAVE IT BE REINSTATED.

I HOPE THAT YOU THINK OF ME AND THIS ASK EVERY TIME YOU BUCKLE UP.

THIS ACTION IS MOST LIKELY NOT NEEDED, BUT YOU DO IT ANYWAY TO BE ABLE TO GO HOME AND SEE YOUR FAMILY EVERY SINGLE DAY.

I'D LOVE FOR YOU TO EXTEND THE SAME OPPORTUNITY TO FAMILIES ACROSS THIS DISTRICT WHO JUST WANT TO KEEP THEIR FAMILY SAFE THROUGH MASKING.

THERE'S ANOTHER PARALLEL THAT I'D LIKE TO MAKE TONIGHT, AND AS MY HUSBAND'S FAMILY, MY FAMILY PREPARES FOR THE SERVICE AND BURIAL TOMORROW OF JOHN PAINTER, ONE OF THE TWO OFFICERS KILLED IN THE SHOOTING AT BRIDGEWATER COLLEGE ON FEBRUARY 2ND.

THE IMPACTS OF PUBLIC POLICY, OR THE LACK THEREOF, CONTINUE TO IMPACT OUR ACTUAL DAILY LIVES. YOUR DECISIONS ON THIS BOARD CREATING POLICY AND CONFUSION BY GOING AGAINST STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS HAVE THE POTENTIAL TO NEGATIVELY IMPACT OUR ACTUAL LIVES AGAIN.

AND I ASK THAT YOU RECONSIDER YOUR STANCE ON MASKS.

THANK YOU. LAURA ABBOTT.

HELLO AGAIN, MY NAME IS LAURA ABBOTT, AND OVER THE PAST WEEK I'VE BEEN COLLECTING TEACHER TESTIMONIALS ON HOW YOUR DECISION TO MAKE MASKS A CHOICE HAVE IMPACTED THEIR CLASSROOM AND THEIR STUDENT LEARNING.

AND I CAME UP HERE WITH THE IDEA THAT I WAS GOING TO READ SOME OF THESE, BUT THEN I REALIZED WHAT I REALLY WANT TO SAY IS THAT YOU HAVE GIVEN A SMALL MINORITY OF OUR POPULATION A CHOICE, BUT THE PEOPLE THAT DON'T HAVE A CHOICE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE THE

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MOST VULNERABLE PEOPLE LIKE ME, THE PEOPLE WHO ARE IMMUNOSUPPRESSED, THE PEOPLE WHO ARE ON MEDICATION TO SAVE THEIR LIVES, THE PEOPLE THAT DON'T HAVE A CHOICE.

I WEAR MY MASK EVERYWHERE BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO GET SICK, BUT I HAVE BEEN SICK.

I HAVE HAD COVID AND IT HAS COST ME WEEKS OF MY LIFE BECAUSE IT WAS AWFUL FOR ME BECAUSE I COULD NOT FIGHT IT.

I HAD TO GO OFF MY IMMUNOSUPPRESSANTS BECAUSE MY BODY COULD NOT FIGHT THE DISEASE.

AND SO FOR PEOPLE LIKE ME, THAT'S WHO I WANT YOU TO GIVE A CHOICE TO.

I UNDERSTAND THAT MASKS SUCK.

THEY DO. I HATE THEM.

THEY'RE NOT COMFORTABLE.

THEY DO CAUSE DISCOMFORT.

AND FOR TEACHERS THAT I KNOW WHO HAVE TO STAND IN FRONT OF A CLASS AND TALK FOR HOURS ON END. IT'S AWFUL.

AND FOR TEACHERS WHO TRY TO HEAR THEIR STUDENTS TALK, IT IS HORRIBLE.

I GET IT. BUT MASKS PREVENT THE SPREAD OF DISEASE.

THEY DON'T BLOCK ME FROM GETTING IT.

I'VE GOTTEN IT DESPITE MY BEST EFFORTS.

BUT THEY DO BLOCK OTHER PEOPLE FROM SPREADING THEIR GERMS TO THE MOST VULNERABLE PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY.

AND YOU HAVE GIVEN THEM NO CHOICE.

SO IF WE'RE GOING TO ALLOW PEOPLE TO MAKE A CHOICE NOT TO WEAR MASKS, THEN WE ALSO HAVE TO LET THE PEOPLE WHO ARE MOST VULNERABLE MAKE A CHOICE TO BE SAFE AND SO ALLOW THEM SIX FEET OF SPACE BETWEEN SOMEBODY WHO'S NOT MASKED.

IT'S NOT THAT MUCH TO ASK FOR THEM, JUST TO GO TO THE OTHER SIDE OF THE CLASSROOM TO TRY TO PROTECT THEMSELVES.

I DON'T WANT BULLYING IN SCHOOL.

IT'S NOT OK.

IT'S NOT OK FOR KIDS TO WALK DOWN THE HALL AND SAY YOU'RE KILLING PEOPLE.

AND IT'S NOT OK, THOUGH FOR OTHER PEOPLE TO FEEL THAT THEY ARE BEING KILLED.

I HAVE BEEN IN THIS ROOM FOR EVERY SCHOOL BOARD MEETING AND I WAS IN THIS ROOM IN JANUARY AND THERE WERE FOUR UNMASKED PEOPLE BEHIND ME.

THEY WERE SIX FEET AWAY FROM ME AND I WAS MASKED.

I'M VAXED, I'M BOOSTED.

I THOUGHT I WAS OK.

FOUR DAYS LATER, I HAD COVID.

IT'S THE ONLY PLACE I'VE BEEN.

I'M SORRY YOU FIND THAT FUNNY.

I'M SO SORRY. EXCUSE ME.

HOWEVER, MY POINT IS IS THAT I WORE MY MASK, BUT SOMEBODY ELSE DIDN'T.

AND I ENDED UP SICK.

I WAS UNABLE TO TEACH MY STUDENTS.

PLEASE ALLOW THE CHOICE FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS WHO ARE VULNERABLE TO HAVE THE SAME FREEDOM THAT YOU'RE GIVING THE PEOPLE THANK YOU FOR LISTENING AND PLEASE TAKE WHAT I HAVE TO SAY INTO CONSIDERATION.

THANK YOU, DR.

BEN PEARSON NELSON.

I'M GOING TO GIVE ONE MORE REMINDER I ALREADY DID ONE THIS EVENING.

WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE RESPECTFUL.

PLEASE STOP MUMBLING IN THE AUDIENCE.

THIS IS THE FINAL WARNING THE NEXT TIME SOMEONE WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE PUBLIC MEETING ROOM. THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING.

I AM DR.

BEN PEARSON NELSON, PRESIDENT OF THE CHESTERFIELD COUNTY COUNCIL OF PARENT TEACHER ASSOCIATIONS. I JUST WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR WHERE THE PTA STANDS, GIVEN RECENT DEVELOPMENTS AND PROVIDE SOME DATA POINTS FOR CONTEXT.

THE VIRGINIA PTA POSITION ON STUDENT HEALTH AND SAFETY IN THE CONTEXT OF COVID IS THAT SCHOOLS SHOULD FOLLOW CDC GUIDELINES.

THIS HAS BEEN THE VIRGINIA PTA POSITION SINCE 2020 AND HAS NOT CHANGED.

THE VIRGINIA PTA CONDUCTED A SURVEY OF PTA MEMBERS TO ASCERTAIN OUR MEMBERS PERSPECTIVES.

AT THAT TIME, 80 PERCENT OF CHESTERFIELD PTA MEMBERS REPORTED THAT THEY SUPPORTED USING MASKING AS A MITIGATION TOOL.

ON JANUARY 19TH OF THIS SCHOOL YEAR, THE SCHOOL BOARD POSTED A SPECIAL MEETING NOTICE.

WE HAD LESS THAN 24 HOURS TO LET OUR MEMBERS KNOW.

THE AGENDA FOR THAT MEETING WAS POSTED LESS THAN 30 MINUTES BEFORE PUBLIC COMMENTS CLOSED. THERE WERE MORE THAN 2400 PUBLIC COMMENTS FOR THAT MEETING AS MORE THAN ANY OTHER PUBLIC COMMENT COUNT THAT WE KNOW OF.

PTA VOLUNTEERS READ AND CATEGORIZED EVERY COMMENT BY DISTRICT AND BY SUPPORT FOR UNIVERSAL MASKING. THE RESULTS OF THAT WORK WERE ABOUT SEVENTY FIVE PERCENT OF COMMENTS ASKED TO RETAIN UNIVERSAL MASKING.

BROKEN DOWN BY DISTRICT THE NUMBERS RANGED FROM 70 PERCENT OF CITIZENS FROM MATOACA TO EIGHTY TWO PERCENT OF CITIZENS FROM DALE, WHO ASKED TO RETAIN UNIVERSAL MASKING.

SO GROSS MAJORITY OF CITIZENS IN EVERY DISTRICT WANTED TO RETAIN MASK AT THIS TIME.

THE OTHER NOTE IS THAT THE VIRGINIA PTA, ALONG WITH SEVERAL OTHER EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATIONS, HAS PUBLICLY REQUESTED THAT EXECUTIVE ORDER NUMBER ONE ESTABLISHING A TIP LINE TO REPORT DIVISIVE TEACHING BE TAKEN DOWN AND THAT EXECUTIVE ORDER BE RESCINDED.

THAT REPORT NOTES THROUGHOUT THE PAST YEAR, VIRGINIA STUDENTS, TEACHERS AND PRINCIPALS

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HAVE BEEN CAUGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF A POLITICALLY DRIVEN CULTURE WAR THAT HAS ERODED TRUST IN OUR SCHOOLS AND EXACERBATED OUR GROWING TEACHER SHORTAGE.

THE PTA APPROACH TO CREATING STRONGER COMMUNITIES IS FOR PARENTS, TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS AND ELECTED OFFICIALS TO WORK TOGETHER TO GIVE OUR KIDS THE BEST OPPORTUNITY FOR EDUCATIONAL GROWTH.

THAT'S THE END OF MY STATEMENT, IF I MAY TAKE A MOMENT FOR PERSONAL PRIVILEGE.

NEXT WEEK IS SCHOOL BOARD CLERK APPRECIATION WEEK.

ROB MCDANIEL I KNOW HIS LAST DAY WAS MONDAY.

A GOOD FRIEND OF MINE AND I WAS ALWAYS HAPPY TO SEE HIM AT THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS.

I'M SURE HE'S WATCHING AT HOME RIGHT NOW BECAUSE HE MISSES US SO MUCH.

SO I JUST WANT TO WISH MY FRIEND ROB MCDANIEL, A HAPPY SCHOOL BOARD CLERIC APPRECIATION WEEKEND. AND WELCOME ELKE TO THE TO THE TABLE.

THANK YOU. ANTHONY GOOD EVENING. FIRST OFF.

AS I'VE BEEN SITTING BACK THERE, I HEAR A LOT OF TALK ABOUT TEACHER SHORTAGES.

IT'S TRUE. TEACHERS ARE LEAVING SCHOOLS LEFT AND RIGHT.

WHY, YOU KNOW WHY? DOES ANYBODY HAVE A CLUE? THE LEADING BECAUSE OF YOUR POLICIES.

THAT'S WHY THEY'RE LEAVING. OK.

I TAUGHT IN CHESTERFIELD COUNTY FOR 20 YEARS.

ALL RIGHT. AND IN SEPTEMBER, I WAS FORCED OUT BECAUSE OF YOUR POLICIES.

NOW, I'M NOT HERE AS A BEGRUNTLED TEACHER.

I'M NOT. YOU KNOW WHAT YOU MEANT FOR EVIL GOD MEANT FOR GOOD.

I GOT ANOTHER JOB, AND I DON'T HAVE TO STRESS.

I DON'T HAVE THE ANXIETY OF WATCHING KIDS NOT BE TAUGHT, WATCHING DISCIPLINE GO OUT THE WINDOW. HAVING MANDATES THAT MAKE NO SENSE.

MASKS DON'T WORK, DON'T YOU PEOPLE READ, DON'T YOU PEOPLE LOOK AND SEE WHAT THE CDC HAS ON THEIR WEBSITE? GO TO THE FDA.COM RIGHT ON THEIR WEBSITE, SAYS THERE IS NO TEST IN THE WORLD TO TEST FOR ANY OF THESE VARIANTS, ANY OF THEM NONE.

BUT YET YOU GOT KIDS GETTING TESTED.

I GOT COVID, I GOT COVID.

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHAT YOU GOT? THERE'S NOT A TEST TO GET TESTED.

AND BY THE WAY, COVID HAS NEVER BEEN ISOLATED, NEVER.

IT'S NEVER BEEN ISOLATED IN THE LAB.

GO FIND, GO RESEARCH IT, DON'T LISTEN TO ME.

WE'LL FIND OUT MASKS EVERY TIME YOU PUT ONE ON, YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM DROPS BY 17 PERCENT.

BUT DON'T LISTEN TO ME.

GO DO THE RESEARCH.

I'M HERE TONIGHT TO PUBLICLY SERVE THE SCHOOL BOARD THE NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE CLAIM AGAINST YOUR RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN, AS WELL AS GIVE MY NOTICE OF INTENT AGAINST MERV DAUGHERTY, SUPERINTENDENT OF CCPS TO FILE A CLAIM AGAINST HIS UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND ILLEGAL ACTIONS, ALONG WITH HIS ARMY OF PARENTS THAT I HAVE BEHIND ME. VIOLATION OF YOUR OATH OF OFFICE, YOU HAVE SWORN AN OATH TO UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA AND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

YOU HAVE FAILED TO UPHOLD BOTH OF THESE CONSTITUTIONS.

WE DO LIVE IN A FREE COUNTRY, YOU KNOW, AND THE CONSTITUTION DOESN'T GUARANTEE COLLECTIVE RIGHTS. IT GUARANTEES INDIVIDUAL LIBERTIES.

SO WHEN THESE PEOPLE COME UP HERE AND SAY EVERYBODY SHOULD BE MASKED, NO, THAT'S NOT WHAT THE CONSTITUTION SAYS.

I DON'T LOSE MY LIBERTIES BECAUSE YOU'RE AFRAID TO LIVE YOUR LIFE.

SO WE LIVE IN AMERICA FREE TO LIVE OUR LIVES WITHOUT RESTRICTIONS, ABUSE AND UNLAWFUL MANDATES FROM ELECTED GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS MANDATES ARE NOT ENFORCEABLE LAWS.

AND AS AN ELECTED PUBLIC SERVANT, YOU HAVE NO JURISDICTION OR AUTHORITY TO CREATE OR ENFORCE MANDATES.

YOU'VE BEEN PRACTICING MEDICINE WITHOUT A LICENSE.

YOU AND EVERYONE EMPLOYED BY WELL, HOW MUCH TIME DO I GET THREE MINUTES, DON'T I? THAT'S THREE MINUTES. THANK YOU, MR. SIR, YOUR TIME'S EXPIRED.

.

THANK YOU.

JOHN WARD.

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HELLO, MY NAME IS JOHN WARD, I'M HERE TONIGHT TO PUBLICLY SERVE THE SCHOOL BOARD, THE NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE CLAIM AGAINST A RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN, AS WELL AS GIVE NOTICE OF INTENT AGAINST MERV DAUGHERTY, SUPERINTENDENT CCPS SCHOOL FILE A CLAIM AGAINST BEHIND ME. UNIVERSAL CITATION VA CODE 1-258.2 BY ALLOWING INAPPROPRIATE MATERIAL ON SCHOOL GROUNDS THAT IS OBSCENE AND NOT APPROPRIATE FOR CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 18 IS A FELONY. AS THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE SCHOOL, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO REVIEW ALL MATERIAL THAT ENTERS SCHOOL GROUNDS.

FURTHERMORE, ALLOWING BOYS TO USE THE GIRLS BATHROOM IS A DANGEROUS AND INAPPROPRIATE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN. UNIVERSAL CITATION VA 18.2-27 EVERY PERSON WHO ATTEMPTS TO COMMIT AN OFFENSE WHICH IS A MISDEMEANOR SHALL BE PUNISHABLE BY THE SAME PUNISHMENT PRESCRIBED FOR THE OFFENSE, THE COMMISSION OF WHICH THE OBJECT WAS THE ATTEMPT.

DO YOU REALIZE THAT TRANSPORTING, DISPLAYING AND ENCOURAGING YOUNG CHILDREN TO READ OFFENSIVE AND APPROPRIATE MATERIAL IS AGAINST THE LAW? THE MATERIAL THAT IS NOW IN THIS SCHOOL DISTRICT IS DANGEROUS AND SHOULD NOT BE SHOWN TO ANY CHILD UNDER THE AGE 18.

UNIVERSAL CITATION VA CODE 18.2-2372 THE WORD OBSCENE WHERE IT IS APPEARS IN THIS ARTICLE SHALL MEAN THAT WHICH CONSIDERED AS WHOLE HAS ITS DOMINANT THEME OF PURPOSE AND APPEAL TO PRUNE INTEREST IN SEX THAT IS SHAMEFUL MORBID INTEREST IN NUDITY, SEXUAL CONDUCT, SEXUAL EXCITEMENT, EXCRETORY FUNCTION OR PRODUCTS THEREOF OR SADOMASOCHISTIC ABUSE, AND WHICH GOES SUBSTANTIALLY BEYOND CUSTOMARY LIMITS OF CANDOR AND DESCRIPTION OR REPRESENTATION OF SUCH MATTERS IN WHICH TAKEN AS WHOLE DOES NOT HAVE SERIOUS LITERARY, ARTISTIC, POLITICAL OR SCIENTIFIC VALUE.

THE BOOKS THAT ARE PURCHASED NOW AND GIVEN TO OUR CHILDREN HAVE NO SCIENTIFIC VALUE AND ARE OBSCENE. THEY HAVE A DOMINANT SEXUAL SHAME, SHAMEFUL AND ONLY HARM YOUNG CHILDREN'S MINDS ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION, PARENTS HAVE SPOKEN UP AGAINST THESE TYPES OF LITERATURE IN OUR SCHOOLS. WHY WOULD YOU EVEN ALLOW THIS TYPE OF MATERIAL IN A SCHOOL, A TYPE OF LITERATURE HAS ABSOLUTELY NO SERIOUS LITERARY VALUABLE IN OUR SCHOOLS.

BY GOD'S GRACE, WE THE PARENTS, THEY ALONGSIDE ME AND ME ALONGSIDE THEM ARE NOT HERE JUST FOR OURS, OUR KIDS, BUT FOR THE CHILDREN, THE PARENTS AND TEACHERS THAT ARE FILLED WITH FEAR TO SPEAK UP FOR THEMSELVES.

I'M HERE FOR THAT CHILD WHO HAS SOCIAL ANXIETY, DEPRESSION AND FEELS LOSS.

THE CHILDREN WHO HAVE BEEN AFFECTED AND TORMENTED DAILY BECAUSE OF THIS BOARD AND THE CEA, WHO HAVE WILLED A MORNING STAR OF WILLFULLY UNCHECKED AND HARMFUL RULES THAT ARE LEFT THOUSANDS OF CHILDREN EMOTIONAL, PHYSICAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH, SEVERELY HARM, SCARRED OR STUNTED.

YOU HAVE NOW WOKEN UP THE LIONS AND LIONESSES, AND WE HAVE COME TO SHIELD FOR THOSE WHO HAVE NO VOICE AND WE COME TO SWING THE SWORD IN THE NAME OF OUR CHILDREN AND THE GENERATIONS AFTER.

HI, MY NAME IS THERESA BRAMWELL, AND I'M HERE TONIGHT TO PUBLICLY SERVE THE SCHOOL BOARD, THIS NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE A CLAIM AGAINST YOUR RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN, AS WELL AS GIVE MY NOTICE OF INTENT AGAINST MERV DAUGHERTY SUPERINTENDENT OF CCPS AND TO FILE A CLAIM AGAINST HIS SURETY BOND FOR UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND ILLEGAL ACTIONS.

ALONG WITH THIS ARMY OF PARENTS THAT HAVE SPOKEN BEFORE ME AND THOSE THAT ARE COMING AFTER.

PRODUCTION, PUBLICATION, SALE FINANCING, ETC.

OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY PRESUMPTION AS TO AGE.

THE MATERIAL YOU AND THE SCHOOL BOARD HAVE DECIDED TO PURCHASE AND INTRODUCE INTO OUR PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM IS SEXUALLY EXPLICIT AND VISUAL IN NATURE.

THIS TYPE OF LITERATURE IS BEING PUSHED UPON OUR CHILDREN, ALONG WITH CRITICAL RACE THEORY AND TRANSGENDER.

YOUNG MINDS DO NOT NEED THIS TYPE OF EDUCATION.

WE ARE NOT PAYING OUR TAXES SO THAT YOUR SCHOOL SYSTEM CAN PURCHASE THESE TYPES OF LEARNING AIDS AS THEIR SO-CALLED FOR OUR CHILDREN.

DISPLAY OF CHILD PORNOGRAPHY OR GROOMING VIDEO OR MATERIALS TO A CHILD UNLAWFUL PENALTY THIS TYPE OF MATERIAL IS DISPLAYED ALL OVER THE STATE'S PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

IT APPEARS YOU, THE SCHOOL BOARD, TEACHERS AND LIBRARIANS ARE NOT PROTECTING OUR CHILDREN AGAINST THIS TYPE OF EXPOSURE TO OFFENSIVE MATERIAL THAT TRIES TO GROOM YOUNG CHILDREN'S MINDS. THEREFORE, IT IS NOW UP TO US AS THEIR PARENTS TO FIGHT BACK, TAKE A STAND AND REMOVE THIS MATERIAL OUT OF OUR SCHOOLS ONCE AND FOR ALL.

WE DO NOT APPROVE OF SUCH MATERIAL IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOL, AND ESPECIALLY WE DO NOT APPROVE OF THIS AROUND YOUNG CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 18.

TRANSFER OF OBSCENE MATERIALS TO MINORS.

THE U.S. SUPREME COURT ESTABLISHED THE TEST THAT JUDGES AND JURIES USE TO DETERMINE WHETHER MATTER IS OBSCENE IN THREE MAJOR CASES.

THERE WAS MILLER VERSUS CALIFORNIA IN 1973, SMITH VS.

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UNITED STATES IN 1977 AND POPE VS.

ILLINOIS IN 1987.

THE THREE PRONGED MILLER TEST IS AS FOLLOWS WHETHER THE AVERAGE PERSON APPLYING CONTEMPORARY ADULT COMMUNITY STANDARDS FINDS THAT THE MATTER TAKEN AS A WHOLE APPEALS TO PROVEN INTEREST, FOR EXAMPLE, IN EROTIC, LASCIVIOUS AND NORMAL AND HEALTHY, DEGRADING, SHAMEFUL OR MORBID INTEREST IN NUDITY, SEX OR EXCRETION.

EVEN THE SUPREME COURT HAS ESTABLISHED A LAW THAT PROHIBITS THIS TYPE OF MATERIAL INTO OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS IF WE FIND IT OFFENSIVE AND TRYING TO SEXUALLY AROUSED OUR CHILDREN.

IF THIS IS THE TYPE OF MATERIAL THAT IS TAUGHT IN PUBLIC SCHOOL, EACH AND EVERY TEACHER THAT PUSHES THIS TYPE OF MATERIAL AND AGENDA SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM THE PUBLIC SCHOOL.

THIS INCLUDES YOURSELF FOR ALLOWING THIS TO BE BROUGHT INTO OUR SCHOOLS AND DISPLAYED BEFORE OUR YOUNG, IMPRESSIONABLE CHILDREN BY WILLFULLY AND KNOWINGLY PURCHASING MATERIAL FOR CHILDREN THAT IS HARMFUL, OFFENSIVE, SEXUALLY ORIENTED AND DISGRACEFUL SPEAKERS] YOUR TIME IS EXPIRED.

HELLO, MY NAME IS ROBIN I'M HERE TONIGHT TO PUBLICLY SERVE THE SCHOOL BOARD, THIS NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE AGAINST YOUR RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN, AS WELL AS GIVE MY NOTICE OF INTENT AGAINST MERV DAUGHERTY SUPERINTENDENT OF CCPS TO FILE A CLAIM AGAINST HIS SURETY BOND, FOR UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND ILLEGAL ACTIONS ALONG WITH THIS ARMY OF PARENTS THAT HAVE SPOKEN BEFORE AND THOSE WHO WILL SPEAK AFTER ME.

US CODE NINETEEN EIGHTY THREE.

CIVIL ACTION FOR DEPRIVATION OF RIGHTS, OUR CHILDREN HAVE A RIGHT TO LIVE WITHOUT REQUIREMENTS OR MANDATES THAT RESTRICT THEIR ABILITY TO BREATHE FREELY.

FORCING MANDATES ON CHILDREN HAVE CAUSED BEHAVIORAL PROBLEMS, LEARNING DISABILITIES AND DAMAGED SOCIAL SKILLS.

US CODE NINETEEN EIGHTY FIVE, CONSPIRACY TO INTERFERE, INTERFERE WITH CIVIL RIGHTS.

YOU, ALONG WITH YOUR SCHOOL BOARD, HAVE VOTED TO UPHOLD UNLAWFUL MANDATES THAT HAVE INTERFERED WITH THE CIVIL RIGHTS AND ABILITIES OF THE TEACHERS AND THE PRINCIPALS, THEREFORE PREVENTING THEM FROM PERFORMING THEIR DUTIES.

YOU'VE PLACED RESTRICTIONS IN THE SCHOOLS AND PRINCIPALS THAT FORCE THEM TO FOLLOW THESE MANDATES AND REQUIREMENTS OR BE RELIEVED OF THEIR DUTIES.

THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS FIRED TEACHERS AND FORCED THEM TO REACH OUT RETIRE EARLY, DISCRIMINATING AGAINST THEIR FIRST AMENDMENT RIGHTS FOR REFUSING TO COMPLY TO PUSH CRT AND MASK WEARING.

TEACHERS OF THE DISTRICT HAD BEEN COERCED INTO ACCEPTING AN EXPERIMENTAL VACCINE THAT IS NOT FDA APPROVED IN ORDER TO CONTINUE THEIR EMPLOYMENT.

NOTICE A BREACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTY.

THE SCHOOL BOARD AND SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT HAS A FIDUCIARY DUTY TO ALL THE STAFF, CHILDREN AND PARENTS OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.

AS AN ELECTED PUBLIC SERVANT, YOU HAVE BREACHED A DUTY TO SERVE THIS COMMUNITY AND UPHOLD THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES ILLEGALLY MANDATING EUA EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION PRODUCTS FROM THE FDA HAS VIOLATED THE TRUST OF YOUR CONSTITUENTS IN THIS DISTRICT.

YOU WERE ELECTED BY THE PEOPLE TO SERVE THE PEOPLE IN A LAWFUL MANNER, OUTLAWED OUTLINED IN THE CONSTITUTIONS OF THE STATE OF VIRGINIA AND UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

HELLO, MY NAME IS TANYA KELLY, AND I'M HERE TONIGHT TO PUBLICLY SERVE THE SCHOOL BOARD, THIS NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE CLAIM AGAINST YOUR RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN, AS WELL AS GIVE MY NOTICE OF INTENT AGAINST MERV DAUGHERTY, SUPERINTENDENT OF CCPS, TO FILE A CLAIM AGAINST HIS SURETY BOND FOR UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND ILLEGAL ACTIONS, ALONG WITH THIS ARMY OF PARENTS WHO HAVE SPOKEN BEFORE AND THOSE WHO WILL SPEAK AFTER ME.

FEDERAL LAW UNDER TITLE 21 OF THE FEDERAL FOOD DRUG AND COSMETIC ACT.

ANY PRODUCT THAT IS NOT DEEMED FDA APPROVED CANNOT BE ENFORCED OR MANDATED.

MASKS, PCR TESTING AND VACCINES ARE UNDER EUA EMERGENCY USE AUTHORIZATION USE ONLY, AND IT IS ILLEGAL FOR ANY FEDERAL OR STATE GOVERNMENT TO MANDATE SUCH ITEMS. FURTHERMORE, YOU AND YOUR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS DO NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO MANDATE EUA PRODUCTS. TITLE SEVEN OF THE 1964 CIVIL RIGHTS ACT TO ENFORCE THE CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO

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VOTE, TO CONFER JURISDICTION UPON THE DISTRICT COURTS OF THE UNITED STATES TO PROVIDE INJUNCTIVE RELIEF AGAINST DISCRIMINATION IN PUBLIC ACCOMMODATIONS, TO AUTHORIZE THE ATTORNEY GENERAL TO INSTITUTE SUITS TO PROTECT CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS IN PUBLIC FACILITIES AND PUBLIC EDUCATION.

TO EXTEND THE COMMISSION ON CIVIL RIGHTS TO PREVENT DISCRIMINATION IN FEDERALLY ASSISTED PROGRAMS. TO ESTABLISH A COMMISSION ON EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. ILLEGALLY CREATING AND OR ENFORCING POLICIES ON MINORS IN ORDER TO ATTEND SCHOOL VIOLATES THEIR CIVIL RIGHT TO ATTEND SCHOOL AS CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. RESTRICTING TEACHERS AND CHILDREN'S FREEDOMS BY FORCING THEM TO WEAR A MASK THAT IS DANGEROUS AND HAS NO CONCRETE SCIENTIFIC BACKING AND IS IN DIRECT VIOLATION OF THEIR CIVIL RIGHTS. THE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ACT.

EVERY CHILD IS ENTITLED TO A FREE AND APPROPRIATE PUBLIC EDUCATION.

WHEN A SCHOOL PROFESSIONAL BELIEVES THAT A STUDENT BETWEEN THE AGES OF THREE AND 21 MAY HAVE A DISABILITY THAT HAS SUBSTANTIAL IMPACT ON THE STUDENT'S LEARNING OR BEHAVIOR.

THE STUDENT IS ENTITLED TO AN EVALUATION IN ALL AREAS RELATED TO THE SUSPECTED DISABILITY CREATION OF AN INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLAN.

MANY CHILDREN WHO ATTEND CLASSES WITHIN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT HAVE DISABILITIES.

IT IS AGAINST THE LAW TO ENFORCE THE USE OF MASKS ON THESE CHILDREN.

MANY CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES CANNOT SAFELY WEAR A MASK.

THE TOOLKIT STATES INDIVIDUALS WHO CANNOT SAFELY WEAR A MASK ARE EXEMPT.

HOWEVER, YOU AND YOUR SCHOOL BOARD HAD NOT ADHERED TO THIS.

CONVERSELY, YOU HAVE DEMANDED THAT ALL CHILDREN ATTENDING SCHOOL WEAR A MASK.

THANK YOU.

BOOBY SERVE THE SCHOOL BOARD, THIS NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE CLAIM AGAINST YOUR RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN, AS WELL AS MY NOTICE OF INTENT AGAINST MEV DAUGHERTY, SUPERINTENDENT OF CCPS CHESTERFIELD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, TO FILE A CLAIM AGAINST HIS SURETY BOND FOR UNCONSTITUTIONAL ILLEGAL ACTIONS, ALONG WITH THE ARMY OF PARENTS THAT HAVE SPOKEN BEFORE AND THOSE ARE GETTING READY TO SPEAK AFTER ME.

COL LAW, WHICH IS SECTION 242 OF TITLE 18, SAYS WHOEVER UNDER COLOR OF ANY LAW, STATUTE, ORDINANCE, REGULATION OR CUSTOM WILLFULLY SUBJECTS ANY PERSON IN ANY STATE TERRITORY, COMMONWEALTH POSSESSION OR DISTRICT TO DEPRIVATION OF ANY RIGHTS PRIVILEGES OR INDICATES SECURED AND PROTECTED BY THE CONSTITUTION OR LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES, OR TO DIFFERENT PUNISHMENTS, PAINS OR PENALTIES ON ACCOUNT OF SUCH PERSON BEING AN ALIEN OR BY REASON OF ITS COLOR. RACE THAT IS PRESCRIBED FOR THE PUNISHMENT OF ITS CITIZENS SHALL BE FINED UNDER THE TITLE IN PRISON NOT MORE THAN ONE YEAR OR BOTH.

AND IF BODILY INJURY RESULTS FROM THE ACTS COMMITTED IN THIS VIOLATION OF THIS SECTION OF OR IF SUCH ACTS INCLUDE THIS USE RESULTS IN ANY INJURY ATTEMPT TO USE OR THREATEN USE OF DANGEROUS WEAPON EXPLOSIVES OR FIRE SHALL BE FINED UNDER THE TITLE OR IN PRISON, NOT MORE THAN A YEAR OR 10 YEARS OR BOTH.

AND IF DEATH RESULTS FROM THESE ACTS COMMITTED IN VIOLATION OF THE SECTION, OR IF SUCH ACTS INCLUDE KIDNAPING OR AN ATTEMPT TO KIDNAP AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ABUSE, OR TO ATTEMPT TO COMMIT AGGRAVATED SEXUAL ABUSE OR ATTEMPT TO KILL, SHALL BE FINED UNDER THIS TITLE OR IN PRISON FOR ANY TERM OF YEARS OR LIFE OR BOTH, AND MAY BE SENTENCED TO DEATH, EVEN IF ONE CHILD IS HARMED, INJURED OR DIES OR A RESULT OF THESE MASK REQUIREMENTS, PCR TESTING, RECEIVING A VACCINE AS A RESULT OF YOUR COERCION, YOU AND YOUR ENTIRE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS ARE LIABLE FOR ALL INJURIES.

THE TEST TO STAY PROGRAM NEEDS TO GO AND DOES NOT NEED BE IN CHESTERFIELD IS COMPLETELY DISCRIMINATING AGAINST UNVACCINATED AND UNMASKED CHILDREN.

INTENTIONAL, DISREGARDED DANGERS OF FACE COVERINGS.

MASKS CAN CAUSE SEVERE ACNE AND OTHER SKIN PROBLEMS. THE DISCOMFORT OF MASKS DISTRACTS SOME CHILDREN FROM LEARNING, LIKE DEAF CHILDREN THAT HAVE TO READ LIPS AND SOME THAT NATURE BY INCREASING AIRWAY RESISTANCE DURING BREATHING MASK CAN LEAD TO INCREASED LEVELS OF CARBON DIOXIDE IN BLOOD.

MASKS CAN BE VECTORS OF PATHOGENS IF THEY BECOME MOIST OR MOIST OR USED FOR TOO LONG.

THE USE OF MASKS HAVE BEEN PROVEN TO MAKE IT WORSE ON ANXIETY AND BREATHING DIFFICULTIES FOR SOME STUDENTS THAT ALREADY HAVE ISSUES.

SCHOOL STAFF ARE NOT MONITORING FOR ANY OF THESE ABOVE CONDITIONS.

NIH STUDY 2015 SAYS THE CLOTH MASK HAVE 97 PERCENT FAILURE RATE AND THE SURGICAL MASKS HAVE FORTY FOUR PERCENT FAILURE RATE.

SO IF WE'RE GOING TO BE SERIOUS, FALSEHOODS WITH THESE MASKS WORKING, THEY DON'T WORK.

PROTECTION OF CHILDREN INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW DEALS WITH VARIOUS ASPECTS OF THE LEGAL PROTECTION OF CHILDREN AS MEMBERS OF THE CIVILIAN POPULATION, OUR CHILDREN ARE PROTECTED UNDER THIS INTERNATIONAL TREATY BECAUSE WE ARE NOW LIVING IN A HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT AND OUR CHILDREN ARE PARTICULARLY VULNERABLE FOR WHAT IS TAKING PLACE AROUND

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THE WORLD. ENFORCING MASK POLICY ON YOUNG CHILDREN IS A VIOLATION OF THIS INTERNATIONAL TREATY. FURTHERMORE, EXPOSING YOUNG CHILDREN TO OBSCENE MATERIAL.

HELLO, MY NAME IS MATTHEW MCNEIL, I'M HERE TONIGHT TO PUBLIC SERVICE SCHOOL BOARD KNOWS OF INTENT TO FILE A CLAIM AGAINST YOUR RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN BY NEWS OF INTENT AGAINST MERV DAUGHERTY, SUPERINTENDENT CCPS TO FILE A CLAIM AGAINST A SURETY BOND FOR UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND ILLEGAL ACTIONS.

ALONG WITH THIS ARMY OF PARENTS THAT ARE SPOKEN BEFORE ME AND AFTER.

THE HAGUE CONFERENCE ON PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW THE HAGUE CONFERENCE ON PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW HCCH IS A GLOBAL INTERGOVERNMENTAL ORGANIZATION THAT HAS DEVELOPED STANDARDS FOR THE TRANSNATIONAL COOPERATION ON CHILD PROTECTION AND FAMILY MATTERS.

THE HCCH PROTECTS OUR CHILDREN AND THE FAMILIES AGAINST ABUSE INFLICTED UPON THEM FROM A PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM.

OUR CHILDREN ARE TO BE PROTECTED IN OUR HOME AND WHEN ATTENDING PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

YOUR FAILURE TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN IS IN DIRECT VIOLATION OF THE PRIVATE INTERNATIONAL LAW HCCH U.N.

CHILD PROTECTION. OUR PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS HAVE BECOME A HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT FOR OUR CHILDREN. THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS ENFORCED ILLEGAL MASK POLICIES, ALLOWED OFFENSIVE MATERIAL TO ENTER INTO THE SCHOOL SYSTEM, AND IT HAS INSTRUCTED THE TEACHERS TO TEACH CRITICAL RACE THEORY, A.K.A.

SEL, AS PART OF THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM.

THE U.N. PROTECTS OUR CHILDREN, AND THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA HAS SIGNED A TREATY WITH THE U.N. IN ORDER TO ENSURE OUR CHILDREN ARE PROTECTED AT HOME AND IN OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW.

OUR CHILDREN ARE ARE NOT NOW, NOR HAVE EVER BEEN INVOLVED IN DIRECT HOSTILITIES IN ORDER TO CONQUER AN ILLNESS THAT HAS A NINETY NINE POINT EIGHT PERCENT SURVIVAL RATE.

OUR CHILDREN ARE PROTECTED UNDER THE INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW AND MUST BE PROTECTED AT ALL COSTS. DEMANDING AND OR MANDATING EUA MASKS AND PCR TESTING ON PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM DOES NOT PROTECT OUR CHILDREN AND THE RIGHTS TO FREEDOM OF EDUCATION AND LIFE.

UNESCO UNIVERSAL BIOETHICS DECLARATION.

THIS LAW AND TREATY IS STILL IN EFFECT TODAY.

IT PROTECTS OUR CHILDREN'S RIGHT TO HUMAN DIGNITY, HUMAN RIGHTS AND FUNDAMENTAL FREEDOMS. MASKING OUR CHILDREN TAKES AWAY THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS IN SOCIETY TO LIVE FREELY AND EXPRESS THEMSELVES FOR THE MORE DEMANDING OUR CHILDREN TO DECLARE THEY ARE TRANSGENDER.

IT'S IN DIRECT VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS.

THERE'S A BIGGER PICTURE GOING ON THAT PEOPLE WANT US DISTRACTED BY.

WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON IS THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS ARE CREATING SGWS TO MEET A CERTAIN END. BUT LET'S LEAVE IT THIS.

YOU'RE NOT GOING TO TURN THIS COUNTRY INTO AN AUTHORITARIAN DICTATORSHIP.

PATRIOTS ARE NOT GOING TO ALLOW IT.

YOU CAN TELL THE RATS ARE FLEEING THE SHIP.

LOOK AT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT RUNNING FOR REELECTION.

YOU WILL NOT GET AWAY WITH THIS.

WE WERE COMING AFTER YOU IN THE COURTS AND ADJUDICATION.

WE'RE GOING ON OFFENSE.

THE AMERICAN PEOPLE WILL NOT BE INTIMIDATED BY ANYTHING.

SUCK ON THAT, MERRICK GARLAND.

. HELLO, MY NAME IS DORIS BOARD, THIS INTENT NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE A CLAIM AGAINST A RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN, AS WELL AS GIVE MY NOTICE OF INTENT AGAINST MERV DAUGHERTY, SUPERINTENDENT CCPS TO FILE A CLAIM AGAINST THE SURETY BOND FOR UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND ILLEGAL ACTIONS.

ALONG WITH THIS ARMY OF PARENTS THAT HAVE SPOKEN BEFORE ME AND THAT WILL SPEAK AFTER ME.

THERE IS A GENEVA DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN.

EVERY CHILD HAS THE RIGHT TO HEALTH, EDUCATION AND PROTECTION IN EVERY SOCIETY HAS A STAKE IN EXPANDING CHILDREN'S OPPORTUNITIES IN LIFE.

THE SCHOOL BOARD'S MANDATES ARE ENDANGERING THE HEALTH OF OUR CHILDREN.

WE ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO PROTECT OUR CHILDREN WHEN THEY ATTEND PUBLIC SCHOOL.

THE SCHOOL SYSTEM NOW IS IS BASED ON CRT AND OFFENSIVE MATERIAL THAT IS BROUGHT IN BY THIS BOARD AND DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOLS IN THIS DISTRICT.

YOUR SCHOOL BOARD IS DISTRIBUTING OFFENSIVE MATERIAL AND PUSHING THE LGBTQ AGENDA IN SCHOOLS. YOU AND YOUR SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS ARE IN DIRECT VIOLATION OF THE GENEVA DECLARATION, WHICH IS AN INTERNATIONAL TREATY THAT PROTECTS OUR CHILDREN'S RIGHTS TO HEALTH AND IN EDUCATION.

US FEDERAL CODE 21 CFR 50.23 IT'S ILLEGAL TO USE AN EXPERIMENTAL PRODUCT USING COERCION.

IT'S ILLEGAL TO MAKE ANYBODY PARTICIPATE IN AN EXPERIMENTAL PROGRAM USING COERCION.

THIS IS, IN FACT, HOW WE ACTUALLY EMBRACED THE U.S.

LAW. THE NUREMBERG CODE 18 U.S.

CODE 2331 SECTION 802 TERRORISM ON U.S.

CITIZENS THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT AUTHORIZED TO ILLEGALLY COERCE THE POPULATION.

THE NUREMBERG CODE DR.

DAUGHERTY, SINCE YOU'RE NOW LOOKING UP, JUST WANTED TO MAKE SURE YOU'RE LISTENING.

EVERYONE HAS THE RIGHT TO LIFE, LIBERTY AND SECURITY OF PERSON.

NO ONE SHALL BE SUBJECTED TO INHUMANE AND DEGRADING TREATMENT.

EVERYONE IS ENTITLED TO FULL EQUALITY TO A FAIR AND PUBLIC HEARING BY AN INDEPENDENT AND

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IMPARTIAL TRIBUNAL IN THE DETERMINATION OF HIS RIGHTS.

NO ONE SHALL BE SUBJECT TO ARBITRARY INTERFERENCE WITH HIS PRIVACY, FAMILY, HOME OR CORRESPONDENCE. THE RIGHT TO INFORMED CONSENT IS MEANINGLESS WITHOUT THE RIGHT TO REFUSE ANY MEDICAL INTERVENTION, INCLUDING MANDATED VACCINATIONS.

GOVERNMENT AGENTS AND THOSE ACTING UNDER THE COLOR OF LAW ARE FORBIDDEN BY LONGSTANDING NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL LAW FROM COERCING VACCINATION.

FURTHERMORE, THIS ALSO INCLUDES MASK MANDATES, PCR TESTING CHILDREN UNDER THE AGE OF 18 YEARS OLD, AGE NEED A PARENT SIGNATURE IN ANY AND ALL DOCUMENTS THAT DEAL WITH MEDICAL TESTING. AND THIS INCLUDES PCR TESTING IN SCHOOLS AND TESTING TO STAY.

AND IT IS MY OPINION THAT THIS WE ARE CURRENTLY EXPERIENCING.

WHETHER YOU ACKNOWLEDGE IT OR NOT.

NUREMBERG 2.0 AS ANNIE AND MYSELF AND AND COACH MARCHED AT THE MARCH AGAINST MANDATES IN D.C. WITH 40000 OTHER AMERICANS, I'M WELL AWARE OF THIS IS A HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUE.

THIS IS A CIVIL RIGHTS.

THESE ARE CIVIL RIGHTS CRIMES.

THIS IS A SPIRITUAL WAR WE'RE IN.

THIS IS A WAR AGAINST RELIGION, A WAR AGAINST FREEDOM AND A WAR AGAINST OUR CHILDREN.

AND IT'S NOT ACCEPTABLE IN THE UNITED STATES.

THERE ARE PLENTY OF STATES ALREADY WITH NOT MASKING, NOT MASKING TEACHERS, NOT MASKING STUDENTS. ARIZONA, UTAH, TEXAS, OKLAHOMA, FLORIDA AND WE'VE GOT MORE THAT ARE COMING UP HERE NOW. THOSE STATES ARE FINE FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO ARE LIVING IN FEAR.

THAT'S YOUR CHOICE.

YOU COULD DO WHAT WE DID PULL YOUR KIDS OUT UNTIL THIS NONSENSE IS OVER.

IF YOU FEEL SO UNCOMFORTABLE.

THANK YOU MS. THANK YOU, MS. NANCY DEFRANCO.

INTERESTING, ISN'T THIS? HELLO, MY NAME IS NANCY DEFRANCO.

I AM HERE TONIGHT TO PUBLICLY SERVE THE BOARD THIS NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE CLAIM AGAINST YOUR RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN, AS WELL AS GIVE MY NOTICE OF INTENT AGAINST MERV DAUGHERTY, SUPERINTENDENT OF CCPS, TO FILE A CLAIM AGAINST HIS SURETY BOND FOR UNCONSTITUTIONAL, SORRY AND ILLEGAL ACTIONS.

ALONG WITH THIS ARMY OF PARENTS THAT, BY GOD'S GRACE, HAVE SPOKEN BEFORE ME AND THOSE WHO WILL SPEAK AFTER ME.

THE LEGALITY OF OBSCENE MATERIALS IS DRESSED IN BOTH VIRGINIA AND U.S.

CODE. THEY STATE IT IS UNLAWFUL FOR ANY PERSON KNOWINGLY TO EXHIBIT, PUBLISH, PRINT OR CIRCULATE ANY OBSCENE ITEM OR PERFORMANCE OR SUCH OBSCENE ITEM EXHIBITION OR PERFORMANCE MAY BE OBTAINED, SEEN OR HEARD BY MINOR CHILDREN.

ADDITIONALLY, THERE IS A SECTION FOUR 1466A OF TITLE 18 OF THE UNITED STATES CODE.

IT'S MY FAVORITE PART, THIS NOTICE IS PROVIDED TO INFORM YOU THAT THIS ARMY OF PARENTS HAS PROVIDED TO YOU THE UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND ILLEGAL ACTIONS THAT HAVE ENDANGERED THE HEALTH OF THE CHILDREN ATTENDING THE SCHOOL DISTRICT.

FURTHERMORE, THE CRT AND THE LBTQ PLUS AND THE G IS INAPPROPRIATE MATERIAL TO BE TAUGHT IN ANY SCHOOL AND INCITES VIOLENCE AND CAUSES EXTREMELY EMOTIONAL AND SUICIDAL TENDENCIES IN CHILDREN.

YOU HAVE SEVENTY TWO HOURS UPON RECEIPT OF THIS NOTICE TO CORRECT THESE VIOLATIONS AT ALL SCHOOLS IN THE CHESTERFIELD COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT.

THIS INCLUDES REMOVED FORCE VACCINATIONS AND FORCED MASKS FOR TEACHERS.

STOP COURSING ALL FORMS OF COVID 19 PROPAGANDA CONCERNING HOW DANGEROUS COVID IS TO PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS, STATING THAT ALL CHILDREN SHOULD WANT TO SAVE THEIR LIVES BY GETTING THE VACCINE AND THEY CAN CHOOSE FOR THEMSELVES AND DO NOT NEED THE CONSENT OF THE PARENTS. STOP CONTACT TRACING.

STOP TESTS TO STAY FOR STUDENTS AND STAFF.

STOP REQUIRING A COVID TEST TO GET A PUBLIC A PUBLIC EDUCATION.

STOP USING BADGES TO TRACK OUR CHILDREN.

REMOVE ALL DISCRIMINATORY GUIDELINES AGAINST UNVACCINATED TEACHERS, STAFF AND STUDENTS.

STOP DISCRIMINATING AGAINST UNMASKED AND UNVACCINATED CHILDREN.

AND ALL VACCINE CLINICS ON SCHOOL GROUNDS.

CEASE COERCION AND PUSHING CRT.

TRANSGENDER GAY RIGHTS WEEK DEMANDING CHILDREN TO DECLARE IF THEY ARE TRANSGENDER TO PARTICIPATE IN SCHOOL ACTIVITIES.

HALT ALL ENFORCEMENT OF POLICIES THAT REQUIRE UNIVERSAL MASKING.

THANKS.

[03:10:01]

I WILL REMIND EACH OF YOU THAT YOU BROUGHT THIS ON YOURSELVES.

ALL OF YOU SHOULD SIT UP AND PAY ATTENTION BECAUSE IF YOU DON'T LISTEN, THIS IS NOT A THREAT. FEDERAL ALL FUNDING WILL BE PULLED FROM THIS COUNTY.

IF YOU DO NOT LISTEN TO US AND WE WILL FILE, AND THAT MEANS ALL FEDERAL, ALL STATE FUNDING WILL BE PULLED.

HELLO, MY NAME IS ANN I'M HERE TONIGHT TO PUBLICLY SERVE THE SCHOOL BOARD.

THIS NOTICE OF INTENT TO FILE CLAIM AGAINST YOUR RISK MANAGEMENT PLAN, AS WELL AS TO GIVE MY NOTICE OF INTENT AGAINST MERV DAUGHERTY, SUPERINTENDENT OF CCPS, TO FILE A CLAIM AGAINST HIS SURETY BOND.

WE HAVE $2 MILLION WORTH OF PARENTS BACK HERE FOR UNCONSTITUTIONAL ILLEGAL ACTIONS, ALONG WITH THIS ARMY OF PARENTS WHO HAVE BOLDLY SPOKEN BEFORE ME.

IF THESE ILLEGAL ACTIONS DO NOT STOP, WE WILL FILE A CLAIM.

YOU HAVE SEVENTY TWO HOURS UPON RECEIPT OF THIS TO CORRECT THESE VIOLATIONS.

YOU WILL STOP GROOMING CHILDREN WHO ARE IN GENDER CRISIS, LOCKING THEM INTO A TRANSGENDER STATUS THAT EVIDENCE HAS PROVEN WILL AN OVERWHELMING MAJORITY WILL RESOLVE THEMSELVES BY PUBERTY. YOU WILL STOP VOTING BASED ON LEGAL COUNSEL IN SECRET, AND VOTING WILL BE DONE AFTER HEARING EVERY PUBLIC COMMENT DURING THE QUORUM, YOU WILL STOP FAILING OUR CHILDREN AND THE MAJORITY OF TEACHERS BASED ON THREATS MADE BY THE CHESTERFIELD EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, YOU WILL STOP HAVING SEPARATE STANDARDS OF BEHAVIORAL CONDUCT AND GRADING PROCESSES BASED ON SKIN COLOR.

WE HAVE EVIDENCE.

YOU WILL REWRITE THE POLICY AND PROCEDURE MANUAL THE SCHOOL BOARD YOU DESTROYED TAKING OFFICE JANUARY 2020, REMOVING THREE PAGES OF GOVERNANCES.

YOU WILL ADD THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE BACK INTO THE MANUAL FROM AUGUST 10TH 2021, WHICH GAVE SOLE POLICY MAKING TO THE SUPERINTENDENT WITHOUT ANY CHECKS AND BALANCES.

YOU WILL CREATE A PARENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE IF YOU INSIST ON VOTING BASED SOLELY ON THE SUPERINTENDENT'S RECOMMENDATIONS.

THE ABOVE MENTIONED PARENTAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE DEVELOPMENT AND POLICY ADOPTION COMMITTEE DEVELOPMENT REMOVED AUGUST 10TH, 2021, WILL BE DONE WITH FULL TRANSPARENCY AND KNOWLEDGE OF COMMUNITY COMMITTEE NOMINATIONS AND OPPORTUNITIES SENT THROUGH CCPS EMAIL, SO ALL PARENTS ARE GIVEN A CHANCE TO BE INVOLVED.

YOU WILL STOP IGNORING THE COMMUNITY AND PARENTS OF CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, WHO THE COUNTY ITSELF RECOGNIZES AS THE BODY YOU, THE SCHOOL BOARD, WORK FOR AND ARE ABOVE YOU IN THE CHAIN OF COMMAND.

PARENTS HAVE A RIGHT TO VOTE ON THE EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL THAT IS TAUGHT IN OUR SCHOOLS.

ADDITIONALLY, WE HAVE A RIGHT TO PERUSE, EXAMINE AND APPROVE OR DISAPPROVE ALL MATERIAL THAT SCHOOL BOARD WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE TO THE SCHOOLS YOU ARE ELECTED TO SERVE THE PUBLIC AND REPRESENT PARENTS WANTS FOR CHILDREN.

FAILURE TO COMPLY WITH THE SEVENTY TWO HOURS, AND THEN WE GO TO FEDERAL COURT.

THIS COULD HAVE BEEN DIFFERENT.

I SERVED THIS BOARD JUNE 2ND T2021 WITH A NOTICE OF CONSTITUTIONAL VIOLATIONS.

YOU IGNORED ME, YOU REFUSED MY CERTIFIED LETTERS AT THE GUIDANCE OF WENDELL ROBERTS.

MY DAUGHTER SARAH WAS DENIED A RELIGIOUS AND MEDICAL EXEMPTION IN MAY 2021.

TONIGHT I'M SERVING YOU AGAIN.

YOU VIOLATED THE FOLLOWING YOUR OATH OF OFFICE THE VIRGINIA CONSTITUTION THE AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT, INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ACT.

THE GENEVA DECLARATION OF THE RIGHTS OF A CHILD INTERNATIONAL HUMANITARIAN LAW, U.N.

CHILD PROTECTION VIRGINIA CODE 18.2 25 27 372 376 U.S.

CODE 1983 1985 CIVIL RIGHTS ACT OF 1964 THE COLOR OF LAW SECTION 242 TITLE 18 THE NUREMBERG CODE.

NOW I WILL PROVIDE COPIES OF MY NOTICE INTENT FOR MY DAUGHTER TO FILE AGAINST YOUR COUNTY MANAGEMENT POLICY AND THE FIDELITY AND DEPOSIT COMPANY MARYLAND BOND NUMBER 9304122 FOR $100000 APIECE.

YOU'VE BEEN SERVED AND P.S.

GOD WINS.

[03:15:06]

HI, THIS MIGHT BE A LITTLE ANTICLIMACTIC FROM THE REST OF THEM.

MY NAME IS AMY DODSON.

I'M THE PARENT OF TWO HIGH SCHOOLERS AT JAMES RIVER.

I WANT TO APPLAUD THOSE WHO VOTED AGAINST THE MASK MANDATES.

IT APPEARS THAT MANY STATES ARE NOW FOLLOWING THE VIRGINIA SUPREME COURT DISMISS THE SUIT AGAINST THE GOVERNOR AND THE VIRGINIA SENATE JUST PASSED A BILL TO MAKE MASK OPTIONAL AT SCHOOLS IN A TWENTY NINE TO NINE BIPARTISAN VOTE.

IF THE HOUSE PASSES THAT BILL, THE GOVERNOR WILL SIGN IT AND IT'LL BE LAW, AND IT WON'T MATTER WHETHER YOU'RE IN HENRICO, CHESTERFIELD OR RICHMOND.

MASKS WILL BE OPTIONAL.

WHEN THE BOARD DROPPED THE MANDATE.

MY SON WALKED IN WITHOUT A MASK.

MY DAUGHTER KEPT HERS AROUND HER CHIN BECAUSE IT'S BECOME A SECURITY BLANKET.

AFTER SPEAKING TO FRIENDS, I WAS SHOCKED TO LEARN KIDS ARE USING MASKS TO HIDE THEIR IMPERFECTIONS. ACNE, DRY SKIN OR IMPERFECT TEETH.

KIDS ARE UNDER ENORMOUS PRESSURE TO BE AND LOOK PERFECT, AND MASKING HAS BEEN ANOTHER WAY TO FILTER OUT THE FLAWS.

IT'S HEARTBREAKING.

THAT SAID, BOTH MY KIDS TELL ME THEY'RE HAPPY TO BE IN CLASS WITH THE WITHOUT THE CONSTANT INTERRUPTION OF TEACHERS FORCED TO BE THE MASKING POLICE STOPPING LESSONS WITH JOHNNY PUT YOUR MASK OVER YOUR NOSE AND THEN THE FRENCH UNITED THE COLONIST, BECCA LIFT YOUR MASK TO OVERTAKE THE BRITISH IN THE WAR.

FOLLOWING THAT TRAIN IS AWFUL FOR BOTH STUDENTS AND TEACHERS.

BUT I ALSO WANT TO DISCUSS ENDING THE REMOVAL OF STUDENTS FROM SCHOOL.

HAS THERE BEEN ONE STUDY ANYWHERE TO SHOW THAT REMOVING HEALTHY STUDENTS FROM SCHOOLS WHO MAY HAVE SIMPLY BEEN IN PROXIMITY TO A COVID POSITIVE PERSON RESULTED IN REDUCED TRANSMISSION? THE LEARNING LOSS FROM THE PAST TWO YEARS IS INCALCULABLE.

NOW YOU ADD TO IT REMOVAL OF STUDENTS WHOSE SOLE CRIME WAS TO UNKNOWINGLY SIT NEAR A COVID POSITIVE PERSON.

HOW DOES HAVE YOU CONSIDERED WHAT THAT DOES TO CERTAIN POPULATIONS? CHILDREN OF MEANS WILL PROBABLY BE OK, BUT BUT NOT ALL FAMILIES HAVE THOSE LUXURIES, AND SOME STUDENTS ARE STRUGGLING WITH LEARNING.

AND HOUR AGO, MS. HAINES GAVE US LEARNING LOSS NUMBERS.

AND YET YOU CONTINUE TO REMOVE STUDENTS FROM SCHOOL.

LAW SCHOOL TAUGHT ME TO THINK CRITICALLY.

I DON'T NEED TO BE A CRIMINOLOGIST TO KNOW I SHOULDN'T WALK DOWN A DARK ALLEY AT TWO A.M.

IN A SEEDY PART OF TOWN.

I DON'T NEED TO BE AN OCEANOGRAPHER TO SEE 30 FOOT WAVES AND THINK MAYBE NOW ISN'T A GOOD TIME TO GO SWIMMING. AND I DON'T NEED TO BE A SCIENTIST TO KNOW THAT THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS HALF HEARTEDLY WEARING CHEAP PAPER MASKS ISN'T PROTECTING A SOUL.

AND I DON'T NEED TO BE A DOCTOR TO KNOW THAT REMOVING HEALTHY STUDENTS FROM IN-CLASS LEARNING IS DOING HARM.

WE MUST FIND OUR WAY BACK TO NORMAL.

I GREATLY APPRECIATE THAT MASKING IS NOW A CHOICE, BUT I ASK YOU TO STOP REMOVING HEALTHY STUDENTS FROM CLASS.

MY SON WILL BE A SENIOR IN THE FALL, AND I WOULD LOVE FOR HIM TO EXPERIENCE ONE NORMAL YEAR OF HIGH SCHOOL BEFORE HE GRADUATES.

ONE LAST THING I DIDN'T KNOW MR. JOHNSON WAS GOING TO BE HERE TONIGHT.

HE WAS MY SON'S FAVORITE TEACHER LAST YEAR, ENGAGING AND CARING.

WE WERE DISAPPOINTED TO SEE HIM FORCED OUT, AS YOU DID STEVEN POLICIES HAVE CONSEQUENCES AND YOU'RE LOSING AMAZING TEACHERS.

THANK YOU.

GOOD EVENING, I'M CHRISTINE MELENDEZ, THE PRESIDENT OF THE CHESTERFIELD EDUCATION ASSOCIATION, AND I WANTED TO GIVE YOU GUYS ABOUT THREE SECONDS TO JUST BREATHE IN AND BREATHE OUT. I ALSO WANT TO ENCOURAGE THOSE PARENTS WHO ARE NEWLY SO PASSIONATE ABOUT THEIR CHILD'S LEARNING EXPERIENCE TO APPLY TO BE A SUBSTITUTE TEACHER OR EVEN BETTER, TO APPLY FOR THE OVER 200 VACANCIES IN THE SCHOOL DIVISION.

ALTHOUGH WE KNOW SOME OF THEM ARE UNABLE TO APPLY FOR THESE JOBS DUE TO UNFORTUNATE DECISIONS THEY MADE IN PAST LIVES.

I ALSO WANTED TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT UNION MANAGEMENT PARTNERSHIPS.

BETTER COLLABORATION IS BETTER OUTCOMES.

COLLECTIVE BARGAINING PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY FOR UNIONS, ADMINISTRATORS AND EDUCATORS TO COLLABORATE MORE EFFECTIVELY TO IDENTIFY GAPS IN STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT AND DEVELOP SOLUTIONS IN PARTNERSHIP WITH THOSE CLOSEST TO THE PROBLEM.

STUDIES HAVE SHOWN THAT SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH STRONG UNION MANAGEMENT PARTNERSHIPS DRIVE BETTER STUDENT OUTCOMES.

UNION MANAGEMENT PARTNERSHIPS IMPROVE STUDENT PERFORMANCE.

STRONG PARTNERSHIPS BETWEEN UNIONS, ADMINISTRATORS AND EDUCATORS HAVE BEEN SHOWN TO IMPROVE STUDENT LEARNING, EVEN IN SCHOOLS WITH MANY DISADVANTAGED STUDENTS.

IN FACT, SCHOOLS ARE MANAGEMENT AND UNIONS HAVE BUILT STRONG PARTNERSHIPS ARE MORE LIKELY TO HAVE HIGHER ACHIEVEMENT THAN SIMILAR SCHOOLS WITHOUT THESE PARTNERSHIPS.

[03:20:04]

UNION MANAGEMENT PARTNERSHIPS LEAD TO MORE COLLABORATION BETWEEN TEACHERS.

SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH STRONG PARTNERSHIPS HAVE MUCH MORE WIDESPREAD COMMUNICATION BETWEEN EDUCATION. EDUCATORS THAN THOSE WITHOUT PARTNERSHIPS, MORE EXTENSIVE COMMUNICATION PROVIDES STUDENT PERFORMANCE, IMPROVES STUDENT PERFORMANCE.

SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITH MORE EXTENSIVE COMMUNICATION AROUND STUDENT PERFORMANCE, DATA CURRICULUM AND INTEGRATION, INSTRUCTIONAL PRACTICE AND MENTORING HAVE SIGNIFICANTLY BETTER GAINS IN STUDENT PERFORMANCE AND IMPROVEMENT.

AND FINALLY, TEACHER WORKING CONDITIONS.

OUR STUDENT LEARNING CONDITIONS.

UNION MANAGEMENT PARTNERSHIPS ALLOW EDUCATORS TO COLLECTIVELY IMPROVE PAY AND BENEFITS FOR EDUCATORS, LEADING TO GREATER RETENTION AND BETTER STUDENT OUTCOMES.

EDUCATORS CAN ALSO ADVOCATE FOR SMALLER CLASS SIZES, BETTER ONE ON ONE INSTRUCTION AND OTHER CLASSROOM IMPROVEMENTS THAT RESULT IN BETTER STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MS. MELENDEZ, MARY KATHRYN KEITH.

OK, SO I'M JUST GOING TO GET INTO IT BECAUSE WE'RE ALL READY TO GO HOME TODAY, I COME BEFORE YOU TO SAY THANK YOU, THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING MY DAUGHTER AND MANY OTHER CHILDREN THE FREEDOM OF BREATHING CLEAN AIR.

THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING THE MANY CHILDREN TO CONNECT WITH EACH OTHER LIKE THEY HAVE NOT BEEN ABLE TO DO FOR YEARS.

THANK YOU FOR TAKING A STAND FOR THE PARENTS.

I'VE REACHED OUT AND HEARD FROM MANY TEACHERS THAT ASKED THAT THEY BE FREE OF MASKS AS WELL. CHILDREN NEED TO SEE THEIR TEACHERS FACES.

THEY NEED TO CONNECT WITH THEM.

I SKIPPED THE WHOLE BUNCH. I HAVE COMMENTS FROM SOME TEACHERS WHO ARE CAUTIOUS ABOUT SPEAKING UP. THEY WANT ME TO TELL YOU THANK YOU.

THEIR CLASSROOMS HAVE CHANGED OVERNIGHT.

CHILDREN ARE INVOLVED IN ENGAGING IN CLASS.

CHILDREN ARE SMILING AND HAVING FUN.

THEY ARE CONCENTRATING AND ENJOYING THEIR TIME IN SCHOOL.

TEACHERS ARE NOW ABLE TO PICK UP ON CUES AS TO HOW THEIR CHILDREN.

THE STUDENTS ARE FEELING AND IF THEY ARE UNDERSTANDING MATERIAL.

IMAGINE HOW MUCH MORE THEY'D UNDERSTAND IF THEY COULD SEE THEIR TEACHERS FACES.

HERE ARE SOME COMMENTS FROM OUR BELOVED TEACHERS WHO ARE STAYING STRONG AND SHOWING UP EVERY DAY BECAUSE THEY LOVE THEIR STUDENTS, OUR CHILDREN.

I HAVE BEEN A TEACHER IN CHESTERFIELD FOR 28 YEARS.

I WOULD LIKE TO FIRST THANK YOU FOR GIVING OUR STUDENTS THE CHOICE TO WEAR OR NOT WEAR A MASK. HOWEVER, IT IS TIME TO UNMASK THE TEACHERS AND STAFF.

I HAVE PERSONALLY STRUGGLED WITH THE MASK MANDATE SINCE DAY ONE.

I FOUND OUT I SUFFER FROM PTSD AND NOW HAVE ANXIETY.

I HAD AND STILL DO HAVE A CHOICE TO EITHER STAY IN THE CLASSROOM TO LEAVE THE CLASSROOM OR WEAR A MASK. I CHOSE TO WEAR A MASK BECAUSE I KNEW THE MADNESS HAD TO END.

I LOVE MY SCHOOL, I LOVE MY KIDS, BUT I'M TIRED OF BEING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE POLITICAL BATTLE. THE MASKS DO NOTHING.

THE TEACHERS THAT PROTESTED BY NOT WORKING TWO WEEKS AGO ARE SELFISH.

PLEASE KNOW THEY DO NOT REPRESENT THE MAJORITY.

I'M NOT ASKING THEM TO REMOVE THEIR MASKS.

I'M ASKING TO REMOVE MINE BECAUSE I HONESTLY DON'T KNOW HOW MUCH LONGER I CAN DO THIS.

TEACHER TWO I AM A VETERAN TEACHER OF THE CHESTERFIELD COUNTY SCHOOL SYSTEM, AND I STRUGGLE WITH THE LACK OF PERSONAL CHOICE TO WEAR A MASK OR NOT WEAR A MASK.

SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE VIRUS, I HAVE RESPECTED THE COUNTY'S DECISIONS, BUT NOW THERE IS NO SCIENCE TO BACK WHY TEACHERS HAVE TO WEAR THE MASK AND STUDENTS DON'T.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? OUTSIDE OF SCHOOL I DO NOT WEAR A MASK AT ALL.

I REGULARLY ATTEND A LARGE CHURCH, TAUGHT THREE HUNDRED CHILDREN AT A SUMMER GATHERING AND PARTICIPATED IN SEVERAL EVENTS, WITH LARGE GROUPS OF PEOPLE GATHERED ALL UNMASKED.

SO I HAVE TO ASK MYSELF, WHY AM I BEING TOLD TO WEAR A MASK AT SCHOOL? WHAT IS THE SCIENCE BEHIND IT? PLEASE SHARE WITH ME YOUR REASONING.

THE COUNTY'S DECISION TO TAKE AWAY MY FREEDOM TO WEAR A MASK OR NOT WEAR A MASK DOES NOT MAKE LOGICAL SENSE IN LIGHT OF THE PRESENT SITUATION.

THAT'S ALL I GOT, BUT I'LL BE BACK SOME MORE.

SPREAD THE WORD OK.

ON NON AGENDA ITEMS. THANK YOU, MADAM CLERK.

NEXT, WE HAVE THIS EVENING SUPERINTENDENT'S REMARKS, DR.

DAUGHERTY. THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

[K. Superintendent's Remarks]

JUST. WELL, JUST ONE THAT THIS IS A NATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELOR WEEK AND MAKE SURE WE THANK OUR COUNSELORS, WE HAD A CHANCE TONIGHT TO SEE SOME OF THE BEST, BUT I THINK ALL OF OUR COUNSELORS ARE DOING A FANTASTIC JOB IN MAKING SURE THAT OUR KIDS ARE GETTING THROUGH SCHOOL, HELPING THEM WITH COUNSELING, GIVING THEM ADVICE.

AND SO WE SEE COUNSELORS AT WORK.

THEY'RE AMAZING AND JUST WANT TO RECOGNIZE THEM TODAY AS WELL.

SO THANK YOU. SCHOOL BOARD, SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS, ARE THERE ANY ANNOUNCEMENTS OR COMMENTS? MS.

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

HEFFRON. AND I JUST WANT TO RECOGNIZE SCHOOL BOARD CLERK APPRECIATION WEEK, I KNOW WE'RE

[03:25:06]

EARLY, BUT I WANTED TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE CONTRIBUTIONS OF OUR FORMER CLERK, ROB MCDANIEL, THROUGH HIS YEARS OF SERVICE TO CCPS.

HIS LAST DAY WAS YESTERDAY AND I WISH HIM MUCH SUCCESS IN HIS FUTURE ENDEAVORS, AND I'D ALSO LIKE TO CONGRATULATE MS. AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR WILLINGNESS TO STEP INTO THIS ROLE, AND I APPRECIATE EVERYTHING THAT YOU DO FOR OUR BOARD AND FOR CCPS.

SO THANK YOU. THE NEXT SCHOOL BOARD WORK SESSION WILL BE HELD HERE IN THE PUBLIC MEETING ROOM AT FOUR P.M.

ON FEBRUARY 16 2022.

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

SO MOVED.

MADAME CLERK, WOULD YOU PLEASE CALL ROLL ON THE MOTION? ANN COKER.

AYE. DOT HEFFRON.

AYE. DEBBIE BAILEY.

AYE. RYAN HARTER.

AYE. KATHRYN HAINES.

AYE. THE MOTION CARRIES THE FEBRUARY 8TH 2022 SCHOOL BOARD BUSINESS MEETING IS ADJOURNED.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.