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>> GOOD MORNING, EVERYONE. IT'S 9:00 AM.

[1. Open special meeting, call to order, and announce quorum]

[00:00:03]

I CALL TO ORDER THIS SPECIAL MEETING OF THE FRISCO ISD BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

FIRST ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS CLOSED SESSION.

[2. Closed Session under Texas Government Code Chapter 551, Subchapters D and E]

WE WILL RECESS INTO CLOSED SESSION UNDER TEXAS GOVERNMENT CODE CHAPTER 551, SUB CHAPTERS D AND E, AND RECONVENE INTO REGULAR SESSION AT APPROXIMATELY 9:30 AM.

WE WILL RECONVENE INTO OPEN SESSION.

FIRST ITEM ON THE AGENDA IS COMMUNICATION TO AND FROM THE BOARD, INCLUDING PUBLIC COMMENTS.

WE DID NOT HAVE ANYONE SIGN UP. IS THAT RIGHT? WE WILL MOVE ON TO ITEM B,

[3.B. Consider and act on approval of the Master Development Agreement for Facilities and Related Improvements among the City of Frisco, Texas, Frisco Independent School District, Frisco Community Development Corporation, and HP Frisco Holdings, LLC.]

CONSIDER AN ACT ON APPROVAL OF THE MASTER DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FOR FACILITIES AND RELATED IMPROVEMENTS AMONG THE CITY OF FRISCO, TEXAS, FRISCO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, FRISCO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION, AND HP FRISCO HOLDINGS, LLC. DR. FELTCH.

>> GOOD MORNING. WHERE ARE WE? AS YOU GUYS KNOW, GOSH, IT'S BEEN ABOUT THREE YEARS AGO, THIS SUMMER, THREE YEARS AGO RIGHT NOW, WE HAD A CITIZEN'S BOND PLANNING GROUP BECAUSE WE NEEDED SOME SCHOOLS, WE NEEDED THINGS FOR OUR STUDENTS FOR THE NEXT SEVEN YEARS ISH, AND TO GET US TO THE LOW 70,000 STUDENT RANGE.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT PETE HAZARD PRESENTED TO OUR GROUP WAS THIS IDEA OF SPACE FOR OUR STUDENTS FOR THE ARTS.

AS WE PRESENTED IT TO OUR INTERNAL COMMUNITY GROUP, OUR COMMUNITY GROUP OF STAKEHOLDERS, ONE OF THE RECURRING THEMES WAS, LOOK FOR PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS.

WE'VE DONE SUCH GREAT THINGS WITH THE CITY AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS OVER THE LAST 20 YEARS THAT OUR COMMUNITY SAID, "HEY, DO IT AGAIN." THROUGH A MUTUAL FRIEND, DR. WALTER AND I DROVE DOWNTOWN AND MET WITH CRAIG HALL AND HAD AN AMAZING MEETING, AND IT WAS JUST, WHAT CAN WE DO TO BUILD SOMETHING GREAT FOR THE KIDS? WE SAID, KIDS COME WITH YELLOW BUSES AND CHEWING GUM ON THE BOTTOM OF SEEDS AND ALL THINGS THAT YOU MAY NOT WANT AT A PERFORMING ARTS CENTER THAT'S GOING TO BE BEAUTIFUL AND IN YOUR PARK AND IN YOUR OVERALL SCHEME, AND HE JUST KEPT SAYING OVER AND OVER AGAIN, "I GET THAT AND I'M COOL WITH IT." IT'S SO FAR, IT'S BEEN REALLY AWESOME, THE INITIAL CONVERSATIONS AND WHERE WE'RE AT.

THIS IS JUST THE LANGUAGE OF WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT TODAY AND THE CONTRACT THAT YOU GUYS GOT LAST WEEK.

THIS IS WHERE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, AND TO GIVE YOU A POINT OF REFERENCE, THE STAR IS OVER HERE, WARREN IS RIGHT HERE.

YOU'VE ALREADY SEEN MR. HALL AND HIS GROUP START TO- THINGS ARE HAPPENING OVER THERE RIGHT NOW.

THERE'S BUILDINGS THAT ARE GONE, PERFORMING ARTS CENTER RIGHT HERE, AND A PARK THERE.

I'M GOING TO GO THROUGH SOME OF THESE SLIDES A LITTLE BIT QUICKER THAT DON'T DEAL AS MUCH WITH THE SCHOOL DISTRICT, THAT THE CITY WILL TALK MORE ABOUT LATER TODAY.

I THINK THEY ALREADY HAVE A LITTLE BIT TOO, BUT THE GROUPS THAT ARE INVOLVED, OF COURSE, ARE US, THE CITY, CDC, EDC, AND MR. HALL AND HIS GROUP.

THERE AGAIN IS WHERE WE'RE TALKING ABOUT FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AND WE'RE LOOKING AT 1250-1500 SEAT.

WE'VE BEEN PRETTY CONSISTENT WITH THAT THROUGH THE WHOLE PROCESS.

THAT'S THE SIZE THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT, AND I THINK WHEN PETE TALKS IN JUST A MINUTE HE'LL TALK ABOUT THAT A LITTLE BIT TOO.

THEN ON THE CITY SIDE, ANOTHER VENUE THAT WOULD BE 250-300 SEATS, A PARKING GARAGE THAT IS RIGHT NEXT TO IT THAT'S 1,100 PARKING GARAGE.

TWO HUNDRED OF THOSE SPACES WOULD BE DEDICATED TO THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER AT ANY GIVEN TIME.

THEN AGAIN, THIS IS THE CITY AND MR. HALL, NOT AS MUCH, BUT IT'S GOING TO BE AWESOME FOR US TOO THAT THERE'S GOING TO BE A CLYDE WARREN ASK PARK RIGHT IN FRONT OF IT.

MAYBE SOME OF THE INITIAL DESIGNS WE THOUGHT MAYBE COOLER THAN THAT, BUT IT'S THE CLOSEST THING THAT I KNOW OF TO COMPARE IT TO RIGHT NOW.

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LIKE JUST FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS CENTER SPECIFICALLY WHICH IS REALLY AGAIN, FINANCIALLY, THIS IS OUR INTEREST IN THIS IS JUST IN THIS PERFORMING ARTS AND NOT THE PARKING GARAGE AS MUCH.

BUT IT WOULD BE $43 MILLION FROM THE ISD, 14 FROM THE CITY, AND 10 FROM MR. HALL, AND THAT'S NOT COUNTING THE LAND.

THEN THE GARAGE THAT WOULD AGAIN HAVE 200 SEATS DEDICATED TO THE PACK AND ANOTHER 900 SEATS ON THAT.

THEN THE CITY PARK AS WELL WITH THE EXTRA, WITH ANOTHER $30 MILLION THERE THAT I THINK IS GOING TO BE A REALLY AWESOME.

THEN REALLY WHAT WE'RE GOING TO WORK ON THE NEXT FEW MONTHS IS SOMETHING CALLED A CONDOMINIUM AGREEMENT.

IT IS WHAT IT SOUNDS LIKE IT IS.

IF DIFFERENT PEOPLE OWNED UNITS IN A CONDOMINIUM, HOW WOULD THEIR SHARED SPACE LOOK? HOW WOULD OWNERSHIP LOOK? HOW DO WE GET IN THE WEEDS? WHAT DOES THIS LOOK LIKE? HOW MUCH DO OUR STUDENTS USE IT? HOW MUCH DO OTHER GROUPS USE IT? HOW MUCH DOES THE CITY USE IT? THAT'S WHAT WILL HAPPEN OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS UNTIL THE DESIGN PROCESS STARTS ON JANUARY 3RD.

THAT'S THE BUSINESS POINTS OF IT.

MR. HAZARD IS GOING TO COME UP AND TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE BENEFIT FOR OUR FINE ARTS KIDDOS.

DO YOU GUYS HAVE ANY QUESTIONS BEFORE I HAND IT OVER TO MR. HAZARD FOR HIS PART? AWESOME. THANK YOU, GUYS.

>> WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SOME TIME TO ADDRESS YOU THIS MORNING, DR. WALDROP, IST, AND BOARD OF TRUSTEES.

WE APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE A FEW THINGS WITH YOU.

AS WE CONSIDER THIS MOMENT IN TIME AND WHERE WE'RE AT, I THINK A FRAME OF REFERENCE IS REALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE THAT'S INITIALLY WHERE WE STARTED, WHENEVER WE STARTED TALKING ABOUT THIS AS A BOARD INITIATIVE SEVERAL YEARS AGO.

I THINK THAT FRAME OF REFERENCE IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT AS WE CONSIDER THE IMPACT THAT THIS WILL HAVE ON PROGRAMS AND STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ALIKE THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT.

IN FRISCO ISD, OUR FINE ARTS TEACHERS PROVIDE OPPORTUNITIES FOR DEVELOPING THE WHOLE CHILD THROUGH IMMERSIVE INTEGRATED ART EXPERIENCES.

IN OUR FINE ARTS CLASSROOMS, STUDENTS ARE LEARNING WHAT IT TRULY MEANS TO BE FUTURE READY.

LEARNING TO BE EMOTIONALLY EXPRESSIVE THROUGH COMMUNITY.

BECAUSE OF THE GREAT WORK OUR TEACHERS DO, STUDENTS ARE LEAVING THEIR EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE IN FRISCO ISD, FEELING SAFE, HAPPY, AND CONFIDENT AS A RESULT OF THEIR TIME IN FINE ARTS STUDY.

THE QUESTION IS, WHAT DO WE MEAN BY IMMERSIVE AND INTEGRATED LEARNING? CONNECTION IS IN ESSENCE A RELATIONSHIP.

IN EDUCATION, STICKINESS COMES FROM A STUDENT'S ABILITY TO CONNECT GENERAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS TO ITS APPLICATION.

INTERCONNECTION IS DEFINED AS A MUTUAL CONNECTION BETWEEN TWO OR MORE THINGS.

WHEN STUDENTS ARE ABLE TO MAKE THAT CONNECTION, LEARNING STICKS.

THE QUESTION, HOWEVER, IS HOW DOES THE SYSTEM HELP CREATE THE IMPERATIVE INTERCONNECTEDNESS THAT MUST EXIST BETWEEN LEARNING AND APPLICATION FOR THE INFORMATION TO BECOME MORE DEEPLY ROOTED.

THAT IS, IN ESSENCE, THE FOCUS OF EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION.

IN THE FINE ARTS IT COMES FROM IMMERSION IN INTEGRATION.

IN ORDER TO GLEAN THE BENEFITS OF IMMERSION WITH THE NECESSITY OF INTEGRATING THEORY AND APPLICABLE PRACTICE SO THAT LEARNING STICKS, THERE MUST BE A SYSTEM IN PLACE THAT HELPS TO PROMULGATE INTERCONNECTEDNESS.

THAT THEN BECOMES THE ESSENCE OF EDUCATIONAL INNOVATION.

THAT INTERCONNECTED STICKINESS COMES FROM INTEGRATION IN IMMERSION AND WE KNOW THAT IS OFTEN WHY KIDS COME TO SCHOOL.

WE ALL KNOW THAT EDUCATION COMES ALIVE WHEN THE PROCESS ALIGNS SO PERFECTLY WITH THE FINAL PRODUCT.

SO WHETHER IT'S ACADEMIC, ATHLETIC, OR ARTISTIC IN A WORD, IT'S MAGICAL, AND THAT'S ONE OF THE REASONS THAT WE ARE SO SPECIAL AS A SCHOOL DISTRICT.

FRISCO ISD UNDERSTANDS THAT AND HAS BUILT AN ENTIRE STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES MODEL AROUND THAT.

WHY AM I TAKING TIME TO SHARE THIS WITH YOU TODAY? IT'S BECAUSE THE SYSTEMIC IMPACT OF THIS HOLISTIC EDUCATION ON THE COMMUNITY AT FRISCO RIGHT NOW IS UNPRECEDENTED AS WE CONSIDER THIS.

IN FRISCO ISD, ALL OF OUR ELEMENTARY STUDENTS RECEIVE WEEKLY INSTRUCTION IN VISUAL ARTS AND MUSIC.

THAT IS NEARLY 30,000 STUDENTS, K-5, IMPACTED BY THIS INNOVATIVE CURRICULUM.

AT THE MIDDLE SCHOOL LEVEL, 80 PERCENT OR 12,300 STUDENTS ARE CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN ONE OF OUR FINE ARTS COURSES FOR NEXT YEAR.

HIGH SCHOOL, WHICH IS EVEN MORE IMPRESSIVE, HAS 51 PERCENT OF ITS STUDENTS ACTIVELY PARTICIPATING IN FINE ARTS COURSEWORK TOTALING 10,700 STUDENTS.

NOW IF YOU'RE KEEPING TABS,

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THAT MEANS THAT OUT OF RIGHT AT 65,000 STUDENTS, FINE ARTS TEACHERS ARE IMPACTING 53,000 STUDENTS NEXT YEAR, OR A LITTLE OVER 81 PERCENT OF OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT.

SO TO ANSWER THE QUESTION AS TO WHETHER THIS OPPORTUNITY WILL HAVE A DEMONSTRATIVE IMPACT ON OUR EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY, THE ANSWER IS A RESOUNDING YES.

THE BIG QUESTION HAS NEVER BEEN WHY, BUT HOW? HOW, AND WHERE CAN THIS TYPE OF INTERCONNECTED INTEGRATION IN AN IMMERSION TAKE PLACE ON A LARGER SCALE WITHOUT NEGATIVELY IMPACTING THE TIME IN OUR CAMPUS FACILITIES THAT ARE OFTEN USED AS CLASSROOM SPACES? THE ANSWER IS THE VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS CENTER APPROVED BY VOTERS ON THE LAST BOND INITIATIVE.

WITH AN INCREASED AUDIENCE CAPACITY AND STAGE PLOT FOR COLLABORATIVE AND COMPETITIVE PERFORMANCES, STUDENTS WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPERIENCE INNOVATED CONNECTIVITY IN A WAY THAT CREATES MEANINGFUL EDUCATIONAL STICKINESS.

VISUAL ART EXHIBITION SPACE, STATE OF THE ART TECHNICAL AND LOGISTICAL SUPPORT, AND ROOM FOR COLLABORATIVE PLANNING AND PROFESSIONAL LEARNING WILL HELP MOVE INTENTION INTO ACTION, PROMULGATING A DEMONSTRATIVE LEARNING STRUCTURE THAT WILL HELP PROPEL OUR STUDENTS INTO THE FUTURE.

MAKE NO MISTAKE, THE INTENTION OF THIS FACILITY HAS ALWAYS BEEN ABOUT OUR STUDENTS.

THIS FACILITY CONCEPTION FITS SQUARELY WITHIN FRISCO ISDS, STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES MODEL ARTICULATED SO CLEARLY BY OUR COMMUNITY STEERING COMMITTEES.

K-12, ELEMENTARY TO HIGH SCHOOL, THIS FACILITY WILL BECOME A PLACE FOR A CONSERVATIVELY ESTIMATED 150-170 DAYS OF SHOWS, PERFORMANCE AND FACULTY STRATEGIC, COLLABORATIVE LEADERSHIP LEARNING EXPERIENCES IMPACTING ALL STUDENTS AT ALL LEVELS.

FROM CAMPUS MUSICAL PERFORMANCES TO UIL EVALUATIONS, TO OUR ELEMENTARY HONOR CHOIR AND DISTRICT VISUAL SHOW EXHIBITIONS, THIS WILL BECOME THE HOME TO THE FRISCO ISD FINE ARTS EXPERIENCE FOR ALL STAFF AND STUDENTS.

THIS FACILITY ALLOWS FOR IMMERSIVE AND INTEGRATED INTERCONNECTEDNESS WHERE STUDENTS AND FACULTY WILL WORK TOGETHER TO CREATE ARTISTIC EXPERIENCES THAT PUSH THE BOUNDARIES OF WHAT IS CURRENTLY POSSIBLE.

WHY? BECAUSE NOW WE CAN.

THIS IS THE TYPE OF EXPERIENCE THAT WAS APPROVED BY OUR COMMUNITY IN A CHARGE THAT WE AS A DISTRICT AND AS A FINE ARTS OFFICE TAKE VERY SERIOUSLY.

NOW, WHILE I KNOW NONE OF THIS IS NEW TO ANYONE IN THE AUDIENCE TODAY, I DO WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO RE-ENVISION THE POSSIBILITY THAT WE SHARED WITH OUR COMMUNITY ONLY A FEW MONTHS AGO.

WE ARE SO THANKFUL TO LIVE IN A COMMUNITY LIKE FRISCO WHERE THE ARTS ARE VALUED AND SUPPORTED LITERALLY AT ALL LEVELS.

THANK YOU TO THE CITY OF FRISCO, MR. HALL AND THE CDC FOR YOUR STEADFAST SUPPORT OF CURRICULAR BASED, EDUCATIONALLY DRIVEN ARTS EXPERIENCES FOR 81 PERCENT OF THE STUDENT POPULATION IN THE GREATEST SCHOOL DISTRICT ON THE PLANET.

THIS POTENTIAL PARTNERSHIP IS SO EXCITING FOR US.

THANK YOU TO YOU OUR INCREDIBLE BOARD AND IST THAT SEES THE VISION OF POSSIBILITY THAT ISN'T WORLD IMPACTED THROUGH AN EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM DRIVEN BY PROVIDING IMMERSIVE AND INTEGRATED ARTS EXPERIENCES AT THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE LEVEL.

WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK TOGETHER ON BEHALF OF OUR GREATEST CALLING OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS, OUR STUDENTS.

KNOW THAT CHRIS CANCILLA OR KATE BUTLER, ROB DRAPER, KAREN AND OUR ENTIRE TEAM OF INCREDIBLE FINE ARTS TEACHERS ARE READY TO START THIS JOURNEY, AND WE KNOW THAT TOGETHER THE BEST IS YET TO COME.

>> THAT'S WHY I SPOKE FIRST.

I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE RON PATTERSON, GEORGE THANKS FOR BEING HERE, GUYS.

THANK FOR YOUR PARTNERSHIP ON THIS, AND MR. CRAIG HALL WITH THE HALL GROUP, THANK YOU.

THEN I'LL FLIP IT OVER TO YOU GUYS FOR ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS.

>> FORWARD ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS.

>> DR. FAUCI STARTED WITH THIS, IT IS TRULY AMAZING TO BE SITTING HERE TODAY JUST THINKING BACK FROM 2017 WHEN THIS ALL STARTED WITH THE BOND COMMITTEE WITH A LARGE MEMBERSHIP OF OUR COMMUNITY COMING TOGETHER AND THEY WERE RIGHT IN THIS ROOM REALLY RECOMMENDING THAT WE GO TO PURSUE THIS TYPE OF PARTNERSHIP TO BRING A MUCH GRANDER PROJECT AND THAN WHAT WE WOULD JUST DO ON OUR OWN, SO, IT IS JUST TRULY AMAZING BE SITTING UP HERE TO BE AT THIS POINT TO KICK THIS OFF.

IT'S JUST TO ME, JUST AN OUTSTANDING PARTNERSHIP THAT WE'VE SEEN SO MANY TIMES IN FRISCO, BETWEEN THE SCHOOL BOARD, THE CITY, AND OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS, SO THANK YOU ALL THAT'VE BEEN INVOLVED AND I'M JUST HONORED TO BE SITTING UP HERE TODAY TO BE PART OF THIS.

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>> THIS IS REALLY HISTORIC, AS MR. RUDY JUST SAID.

I WAS PART OF THE PROGRAMS AND FACILITIES EVALUATION COMMITTEE WHERE THIS WAS DISCUSSED LONG TIME AGO IN 2018 TIME FRAME.

THEN IT'S SO NICE TO SEE THAT YOU ALL LIKE IN AFTER THAT WE HAD THE BOND PROGRAM AND THEN WHICH WAS PASSED AND THEN NOW WE HAVE THIS ONE.

THE BEST IS YET TO COME, AS MR. HAZARD HAS SAID.

THIS IS A GREAT BEGINNING AND I THINK THERE'LL BE GREAT OPPORTUNITIES OPENING UP FOR OUR STUDENTS WHICH IS VERY EXCITING.

COINCIDENTALLY, WE GO TOMORROW TO START THREE-DAY STATEWIDE TRAINING THAT WE HAVEN'T GOTTEN TO DO NOW IN OVER 20 MONTHS.

BUT I BRING THAT UP BECAUSE ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE ALWAYS HEAR WHEN WE GO AND MINGLE AND LEARN, AMONG OTHER TRUSTEES FROM OTHER PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS ACROSS THE STATE IS THEY ALWAYS ASK US HOW IN FRISCO WE ACCOMPLISHED WHAT WE DO THROUGH OUR PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENTS, WHETHER IT'S THE COWBOYS, FC DALLAS, THE ROUGH RIDERS, OR THE STAR CENTER.

I THINK THIS IS JUST ANOTHER GREAT EXAMPLE OF THAT PARTNERSHIP CONTINUING FORWARD, AND WE'VE HAD TO LEARN A LITTLE BIT ON THIS ONE BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO BE DIFFERENT THAN ANY OF THE ONES WE'VE DONE BEFORE.

BUT I THINK EVERYBODY IN THE ROOM UNDERSTAND, AND IT'S ALWAYS WORTH REPEATING THAT THESE THINGS AREN'T EASY.

IF THEY WERE, EVERYBODY THAT ASKS US ABOUT THEM WOULD BE DOING THEM AS WELL.

ONCE AGAIN, I'M VERY PROUD TO LIVE IN THIS COMMUNITY WHERE WE FIGURED OUT HOW TO GET THESE THINGS DONE.

RON, THANK YOU FOR YOUR LEADERSHIP, GEORGE, MR. HALL, THANKS FOR BEING HERE TODAY TOO.

>> JUST TO ADD TO SOME OF THESE COMMENTS, MANY OF YOU ALL KNOW, MR. HALL ESPECIALLY KNOWS, BY THE WAY, I WILL BUY WHATEVER YOU'RE SELLING.

STARTED IN KINDERGARTEN IN THE YEAR 1999 AND FOLLOW THROUGH WITH HER, AND MY SON WERE BOTH IN BAND.

JUST IF YOU ALL HAVE EVER HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO COME TO ANY OF OUR VERTICAL ART SHOWS THAT ARE HERE ALL THE TIME, NOW WE'LL HAVE A GREAT PLACE TO EVEN SHOWCASE THAT ART MAYBE AT A BROADER SCALE.

ANY OF YOU HAVE EVER GONE TO ANY OF OUR THEATER PRODUCTIONS, THEY ARE TOP NOTCH, 100 PERCENT FABULOUS.

OUR KIDS ARE SO TALENTED, OUR TEACHERS ARE TALENTED.

ALL OF OUR SPONSORS ARE AMAZING WITH OUR KIDS.

BUT TO ME, THIS EVEN STARTED WHEN MY DAUGHTER WAS IN FRESHMAN BAND AND WE HAD TO GO ALL THE WAY TO DENTON TO GET A RECORDING BECAUSE THERE WAS NO PLACE IN NORTH TEXAS TO DO THIS RECORDING, AND I CAME BACK AND I SAID, "DR. TRENT, WHY DON'T WE HAVE ANY PLACE HERE THAT WE CAN DO THIS? WHY IS THERE NO PLACE LOCAL THAT WE CAN DO THIS?" THIS HAS BEEN A LONGTIME COMING, TO LOOK AT THE AMOUNT OF CHILDREN THAT WE HAVE INVOLVED IN FINE ARTS IS AMAZING.

THE FACT THAT WE CAN DO THIS AND BUILD YET ANOTHER FABULOUS PARTNERSHIP.

AGAIN, WE APPRECIATE CITY, MR. HALL, WE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING PART OF THIS.

I AM SO EXCITED TO SEE THIS COMING BECAUSE IT HAS BEEN A LONG TIME COMING.

I'M JUST THRILLED PERSONALLY FOR ALL OF US, FOR OUR CITY AND FOR OUR STUDENTS ESPECIALLY. THANK YOU.

>> I'D LIKE TO PIGGYBACK OFF OF WHAT DEBBIE SAID.

I AM THE PARENT OF TWO, ALMOST THREE FINE ARTS KIDDOS FROM BAND, TO ORCHESTRA, TO THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR BEING A PART OF IT.

I'M REALLY EXCITED TO SEE WHAT THE FUTURE HOLDS FOR OUR FINANCE DEPARTMENT.

>> THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH. GREAT COMMENTS AND THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE.

WHEN WE LOOK AT OPPORTUNITIES LIKE THIS, WE THINK ABOUT OUR STUDENTS FIRST AND THIS IS A STUDENT FIRST PROJECT, AND WE'RE SO EXCITED FOR THE FUTURE FOR THIS PROJECT AND FOR THE FUTURE OF FRISCO ISD AND THE CITY OF FRISCO.

WITH THAT, IF THERE ARE NO FURTHER COMMENTS, I WILL LOOK FOR A MOTION.

>> MOVE TO APPROVE THE MASTER DEVELOPMENT AGREEMENT FOR FACILITIES AND RELATED IMPROVEMENTS AMONG THE CITY OF FRISCO, TEXAS, FRISCO INDEPENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT, FRISCO COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION AND HP FRISCO HOLDINGS, LLC.

>> I WILL SECOND.

>> MOTION BY MR. CLASSE, SECOND BY MS. GILLESPIE. ALL IN FAVOR?

>> AYE.

>> AYE.

>> MOTION PASSES 6-0.

CONGRATULATIONS. WE'RE SO EXCITED.

THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE, EVERYONE.

>> WE'RE GOING TO MOVE PAST ITEM C BECAUSE WE DID NOT HAVE ANYONE SIGN UP FOR PUBLIC COMMENT AND MOVE TO ITEM D, CONSIDER AN ACT ON 2021-2022 BUDGET AND COMPENSATION PLAN.

>>

>> YOU WANT TO TAKE A PICTURE?

>>

>> OKAY. WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A SHORT RECESS SO WE CAN GET A PHOTO AND THEN WE WILL COME BACK TO ITEM D.

[3.D. Consider and act on 2021-2022 budget and compensation plan]

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WE WILL RETURN TO OUR OPEN MEETING AND MOVE TO ITEM D. CONSIDER AN ACT ON 2021, 2022 BUDGET AND COMPENSATION PLAN, MRS. SMITH.

>> THANK YOU. I DON'T HAVE A LOT TO SHARE WITH YOU GUYS.

THE BUDGET HAS NOT CHANGED SINCE YOUR MEETING ON THE 14TH.

I HAVE UPLOADED A FINAL VERSION OF THE BUDGET BOOK.

I JUST WANT TO POINT OUT A FEW ITEMS IN HERE TO SHOW YOU WHAT YOU'RE OFFICIALLY ADOPTING THIS MORNING.

THIS WILL BE ON OUR WEBSITE SOON.

YOU HAVE A ONE-PAGE BUDGET IN BRIEF THAT I'VE SENT YOU GUYS SEPARATELY TOO, IF YOU WANT TO PRINT THAT OUT OR USE IT IN ANY WAY, THIS GIVES YOU A NICE LITTLE SUMMARY OF ALL THE THINGS THAT WE'VE ACCOMPLISHED IN THE BUDGET THIS YEAR.

CONTINUING TO SCROLL THROUGH THE BUDGET.

IF YOU LOOK ON PAGE 20, THIS IS THE OFFICIAL BUDGET BY FUND.

THIS IS WHAT YOU ARE OFFICIALLY ADOPTING THIS MORNING IN ADDITION TO OUR COMPENSATION PLAN, WHICH IS AT THE BACK OF THIS DOCUMENT, RIGHT HERE BEGINNING ON PAGE 51, I BELIEVE.

YEAH, 54. SORRY, I CAN'T READ THAT SMALL FONT. THAT'S WHAT YOU'RE ADOPTING.

I'LL BE HAPPY TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS. THAT'S ALL I GOT.

>> BOARD, ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? IF NOT, I WILL LOOK FOR A MOTION.

>> I MOVE TO APPROVE THE 2020-2021 BUDGET AS PRESENTED, INCLUDING THE ATTACH COMPENSATION PLAN.

>> MOTION BY MR. RUDY, SECOND BY MS. GILLESPIE. ALL IN FAVOR?

>> AYE.

>> AYE.

>> MOTION PASSES 6-0.

ITEM E, CONSIDER AN ACT ON A RESOLUTION DECLARING

[3.E. Consider and act on a resolution declaring a public purpose for the expenditure of district funds for the 2021 FISD Coronavirus Appreciation and Recognition of Effort Stipend ("CARES 2.0")]

A PUBLIC PURPOSE FOR THE EXPENDITURE OF DISTRICT FUNDS FOR THE 2021 FISD CORONAVIRUS APPRECIATION AND RECOGNITION OF EFFORT STIPEND, ALSO KNOWN AS CARES 2.0, MRS. SMITH.

>> THANK YOU. WE TALKED ABOUT THIS AT YOUR JUNE 14TH BOARD MEETING.

WE HAD MADE THE RECOMMENDATION TO INCLUDE THIS IN THE BUDGET AS A ONETIME PAYMENT FOR EMPLOYEES WHO WERE WITH US THROUGHOUT THE DURATION OF THIS PAST YEAR THROUGH THE PANDEMIC AND WHO HAVE COMMITTED TO STAYING WITH US FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.

THIS RESOLUTION, THE INCENTIVE PAY IS BUILT INTO THE COMPENSATION PLAN THAT YOU JUST ADOPTED AS WELL AS THE BUDGET THAT YOU JUST ADOPTED.

BUT YOU DO HAVE TO PASS A RESOLUTION DECLARING A PUBLIC PURPOSE FOR THE EXPENDITURE OF FUNDS IN ORDER FOR US TO ACTUALLY PAY IT OUT.

JUST TO GIVE YOU THE QUICK DETAILS OF WHO'S ELIGIBLE FOR THE STIPEND.

ANY EMPLOYEE WHO WAS EMPLOYED AS OF OCTOBER 1ST, 2020 AND WHO REMAINS EMPLOYED THROUGH AUGUST 31ST, 2021 WITHOUT HAVING A RESIGNATION SUBMITTED, OR FOR THOSE EMPLOYEES THAT RETIRED BETWEEN MAY 21ST, WHICH WAS THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL IN AUGUST 31ST FROM TRS, WILL ALSO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THIS.

THE AMOUNT IS GOING TO BE THE GREATER OF $250 OR ONE PERCENT OF THE ELIGIBLE EMPLOYEES BASE WAGES.

THAT WILL BE PAID FOR OUR EMPLOYEES WHO ARE RETURNING ON SEPTEMBER 15TH.

FOR EMPLOYEES WHO ARE RETIRING OVER THE SUMMER, IT WILL BE PAID OUT IN THEIR FINAL PAYCHECK.

YOU GUYS HAVE ANY QUESTIONS?

>> BOARD ANY QUESTIONS? IF NOT I'LL LOOK FOR A MOTION.

>> I MOVE TO APPROVE THE RESOLUTION DECLARING PUBLIC PURPOSE FOR THE EXPENDITURE OF DISTRICT FUNDS FOR THE 21 FIST CORONAVIRUS APPRECIATION RECOGNITION OF EFFORTS STIPEND 2.0.

>> SECOND.

>> MOTION BY SECOND BY MS. DAVIS. ALL IN FAVOR?

>> AYE.

>> AYE.

>> MOTION PASSES 6-0.

WE'LL MOVE TO ITEM F. CONSIDER AN ACT ON

[3.F. Consider and act on policy review session recommendations and instructions regarding (LOCAL) policies.]

POLICY REVIEW SESSION RECOMMENDATIONS AND INSTRUCTIONS REGARDING LOCAL POLICIES, DR. BOUCHE.

>> I'M GOING TO INVITE MR. STOCKTON TO COME UP TO THE MICROPHONE.

>> THANKS, CHAD. GOOD MORNING EVERYBODY.

I WANT TO BRIEFLY TOUCH ON WHAT OUR POLICY REVIEW SESSION IS AND THEN I'VE GOT A COUPLE OF POLICIES I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT FOR YOU ALL.

SOME OF YOU ALL KNOW WE RECENTLY WENT THROUGH A POLICY REVIEW SESSION AS A DISTRICT AT THE BEGINNING OF MAY WITH TASB, TEXAS ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL BOARDS.

BASICALLY, WHAT THIS IS IS THIS IS A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF THE ENTIRE BOARD POLICY MANUAL TO LOOK FOR ANY AREAS THAT WE NEED TO ADJUST BASED ON OUTDATED PRACTICES OR JUST OUTDATED LANGUAGE, THINGS THAT HAVE CHANGED.

THE LAST TIME WE DID A POLICY REVIEW WAS ABOUT 11 YEARS AGO.

OBVIOUSLY, WE KNOW HOW MUCH THE DISTRICT HAS CHANGED IN THE PAST 11 YEARS SO THIS WAS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO GO BACK THROUGH AND REVIEW THESE POLICIES AND RE-UPDATE.

OBVIOUSLY, WE MAKE CHANGES AS WE GO THROUGHOUT THE TIME PERIOD, BUT SOMETIMES WE'VE GOT SOME POLICIES THAT NEED A LITTLE BIT MORE ATTENTION.

WITH THAT IN MIND, THAT'S WHAT WE'VE DONE.

WE'VE COMPLETED OUR POLICY REVIEW SESSION.

WE HAD ABOUT 50 ADMINISTRATORS INVOLVED IN THAT HELPING TO TALK THROUGH ALL OF

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THESE DIFFERENT POLICIES AND BRINGING YOU GUYS A LIST OF RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGES IN THE POLICY REVIEW.

IN YOUR BOARD BOOK, YOU SHOULD HAVE BOTH A POLICY REVIEW SUMMARY WHICH HAS A LIST OF ALL OF THE POLICIES WE RECOMMEND CHANGES TO ALONG WITH THE REASON FOR THE RECOMMENDATION, AND THEN YOU SHOULD ALSO HAVE THE ANNOTATED COPIES OF THE POLICIES AS WELL.

THE VAST MAJORITY OF THESE CHANGES ARE JUST CLEANING UP LANGUAGE AND MAKING THE STYLE MATCH OTHER POLICIES.

SOME OF IT IS TAKING SOMETHINGS THAT ARE TYPICALLY ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS OUT OF POLICIES SO THAT WE CAN DEAL WITH THEM AND ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS.

SOME OF OUR POLICIES BECAUSE WE WERE SUCH A SMALL DISTRICT FOR A LONG TIME, WERE VERY SPECIFIC BUT AS WE'VE GROWN, WE HAVE A NEED TO BE ABLE TO BE A LITTLE BIT MORE FLEXIBLE.

WITH THAT, THERE ARE A COUPLE THAT I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT FOR YOU.

BUT OBVIOUSLY I'LL TAKE QUESTIONS ON ANY OF THAT YOU HAVE.

THE FIRST ONE IS POLICY DK LOCAL AND THIS IS ON PAGE 24 OF YOUR PDF WHERE YOU'VE GOT THE ACTUAL REVISIONS.

THERE WAS A PROVISION IN THIS POLICY THAT WAS PUT IN PLACE.

WE ACTUALLY DON'T EVEN KNOW HOW LONG AGO, IT'S BEEN QUITE SOME TIME, ABOUT ASSIGNMENT OF RELATIVES.

ESSENTIALLY WHAT THE POLICY SAID WAS THAT IF SOMEONE WAS HIRED, THEY COULDN'T BE ASSIGNED TO A DEPARTMENT WHERE AN IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBER WOULD BE THEIR SUPERVISOR.

THE POLICY ALSO REFERENCED THAT CERTAIN PEOPLE WERE GRANDFATHERED IN BASED ON THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THE POLICY BUT WE ACTUALLY DON'T HAVE A RECORD OF THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF THIS POLICY ANYMORE AND WHEN THIS CHANGE WAS MADE BECAUSE IT'S BEEN THERE FOR SO LONG.

AS WE WERE TALKING THROUGH THIS WITH TASB, THE DISCUSSION THAT WE HAD WAS THAT THE ASSIGNMENT OF STAFF IS AN ADMINISTRATIVE DECISION.

THAT'S SOMETHING THAT ADMINISTRATORS DO AS WE HIRE STAFF, THEY GET ASSIGNED.

THAT'S AN ADMINISTRATIVE DECISION AND SO IT REALLY DOESN'T MAKE AS MUCH SENSE FOR THIS TO BE IN POLICY.

I WANT TO BE VERY CLEAR.

THERE'S NO INTENTION TO START ASSIGNING PEOPLE TO DEPARTMENTS WHERE THEIR IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBER WILL BE THEIR SUPERVISOR.

THE SAME RULE WILL BE APPLIED IN ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING.

BUT ONE OF THE REASONS WHY IT'S HELPFUL TO PULL THIS STUFF OUT OF POLICY, THIS CAN BE CONSTRUED AS LIMITING THE ADMINISTRATION'S ABILITY TO DETERMINE WHEN IT'S GOING TO MOVE ASSIGNMENTS.

FOR EXAMPLE, IF WE HAVE SOMEONE WHO'S NOT AN IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBER, MAYBE IT'S A COUSIN, THIS POLICY COULD BE CONSTRUED AS PREVENTING US FROM NOT ASSIGNING SOMEONE TO THAT DEPARTMENT BECAUSE IT'S THEIR COUSIN THAT'S SUPERVISING THEM.

THOSE ARE THE KINDS OF THINGS THAT MAKE THIS JUST MORE APPROPRIATE FOR AN ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATION, SO THAT'S THE RECOMMENDATION ON THAT POLICY.

>> CAN I JUST ADD A REAL QUICK THING.

>> YES SIR.

>> ME AND MS. DAVIS WERE ON THE POLICY COMMITTEE SO THIS WAS ONE THAT WE HAD A LENGTHY CONVERSATION AROUND JUST BECAUSE IT SEEM LIKE WE'RE SAYING IT'S FINE NOW TO HIRE WHOEVER YOU WANT IN YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS.

BUT THAT WAS NOT THE INTENT SO WE JUST ASKED HIM TO SHARE A LITTLE BIT MORE TODAY TO MAKE IT CLEAR THAT THAT IS NOT WHAT'S HAPPENING.

WE'RE JUST MOVING IT FROM THE BOARD POLICY OVER TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE POLICY WHERE THE HIRING PRACTICES ACTUALLY OCCUR.

>> THAT'S A GOOD POINT JUST FOR ANYBODY.

I MEAN, YOU ALL KNOW THIS BUT FOR ANYBODY WHO DOESN'T KNOW THIS THE WAY BOARD POLICY INTERACTS WITH ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS, I LIKEN IT TO THE CONSTITUTION AND STATUTES.

THE BOARD POLICY IS THE OVERARCHING DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION AND THEN ALL OF THE SPECIFIC RULES ARE IN THE ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS.

THERE'S A LOT THAT WE DO THAT'S VERY SPECIFIC, VERY DETAILED RULES THAT ARE IN ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS AND NOT BOARD POLICY.

THE NEXT POLICY THAT I WANT TO HIGHLIGHT FOR YOU ALL IS EIC LOCAL.

THE ONLY THING I WANT TO MENTION ON THIS IS WE HAVE TO TAKE THE WORDS PRE-AP OUT OF THIS POLICY.

AGAIN, YOU ALL KNOW THIS BUT I WANT TO MAKE SURE IT'S CLEAR FOR EVERYBODY ELSE WHO'S LISTENING.

THIS CHANGE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH CURRICULUM, IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE CONTENT OF THE COURSES IT'S JUST WHAT IT'S CALLED AND IT HAS TO DO WITH WHAT WE'RE REQUIRED TO DO BY COLLEGE BOARD SO THAT'S THE ONLY REASON THAT CHANGES IN THERE.

I JUST WANTED TO BE REALLY CLEAR ABOUT THAT.

THEN THE LAST TWO POLICIES THAT I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT FOR YOU ALL ARE FTA LOCAL AND FTB LOCAL.

THESE ARE OUR TRANSFER POLICIES AND THIS IS THE SAME DISCUSSION THAT WE HAD ON DK.

THESE POLICIES WERE EXTREMELY SPECIFIC IN TERMS OF WHAT THE TRANSFER REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES WERE BOTH FOR FTA, WHICH IS TRANSFERS FROM OUT OF DISTRICT AND FTB, WHICH IS TRANSFERS WITHIN THE DISTRICT.

AS WE WERE GOING THROUGH THIS POLICY AND DISCUSSING THIS WITH TASB, WE REALIZED BECAUSE OF HOW MANY SPECIFICS ARE IN THERE AND BECAUSE OF HOW QUICKLY THINGS CHANGE FOR THE DISTRICT AS WE GROW AND REZONE AND THINGS ARE CONSTANTLY MOVING, THAT IT'S HARD FOR BOARD POLICY TO KEEP UP WITH THAT.

THE RECOMMENDATION FROM TASB AND FROM US WAS TO REMOVE A LOT OF THOSE ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS FROM THE BOARD POLICY AND HANDLE THOSE IN OUR TRANSFER REGULATIONS.

WE HAVE VERY DETAILED TRANSFER GUIDELINES AND REGULATIONS THAT ARE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE THAT WE USE AS WE'RE GOING THROUGH THIS TRANSFER PROCESS.

THE RECOMMENDATION WAS TO MOVE THESE SPECIFICS TO ADJUST THOSE DOCUMENTS THAT WAY IF WE NEED TO MAKE CHANGES BECAUSE OF THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED, NEW CAPACITY HAS MOVED AROUND IN THE DISTRICT,

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WHATEVER MAY HAPPEN, WE'RE ABLE TO DO THAT, WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT MORE FLEXIBILITY.

I WANT TO BE SUPER CLEAR THIS DOES NOT IMPACT AT ALL THE BOARD'S ROLE IN HEARING APPEALS OF TRANSFERS THAT HAVE BEEN DENIED.

THAT IS NOT IMPACTED AT ALL BY THE RECOMMENDATIONS AND ITS POLICY.

THE BOARD STILL HEARS ALL OF THOSE.

ALL THIS IS DOING IS THE SAME THING WITH DK.

IT'S MOVING THINGS OUT OF BOARD POLICY AND INTO ADMINISTRATIVE REGULATIONS SO THAT WE HAVE A LITTLE BIT MORE FLEXIBILITY AND CAN ADJUST MORE QUICKLY TO CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES.

WITH THAT, THOSE WERE THE ONES I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT.

IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT OTHER ONES FEEL FREE TO ASK BUT THAT'S ALL I'VE GOT. YES.

>> FOR THE EIC LOCAL, FIRST, THANK YOU FOR THE INFORMATION.

CAN YOU GIVE US A LITTLE BIT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHY WE'RE CHANGING THE NAME FROM PRE-AP TO ADVANCED.

>> ACTUALLY, IF YOU DON'T MIND.

I'M GOING TO JUST LET WES ANSWER THAT QUESTION BECAUSE HE'LL BE ABLE TO ANSWER THAT A LOT BETTER THAN I WILL.

>> OKAY.

>> YES, MA'AM. A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO, THE COLLEGE BOARD LET US KNOW THAT IF WE WERE GOING TO CONTINUE TO USE THE PHRASE PRE-AP FOR OUR ADVANCED COURSES, WE WERE GOING TO BE REQUIRED TO FORM AN AGREEMENT WITH THEM TO PURCHASE CURRICULUM RESOURCES AND MATERIALS THROUGH THE COLLEGE BOARD.

BASICALLY, WHAT WE'RE ABLE TO DO IS TO TAKE A LOOK AT THOSE CURRICULUM COURSES, RE-WORK THOSE AND SAME BASIC CURRICULUM SCOPE AND SEQUENCE AND MATERIALS WE CURRENTLY USE.

WE'RE JUST CALLING IT ADVANCE SO IT'S REALLY MORE OF A SEMANTIC CHANGE IN ANYTHING ELSE RELATED DIRECTLY TO THE COLLEGE BOARD'S REQUIREMENTS.

>> YES AND WE DIDN'T WANT TO PAY THEM TO USE THE PHRASE PRE-AP.

>> OKAY. THANK YOU. I WANT TO JUST MAKE SURE THAT I'M UNDERSTANDING THIS CORRECTLY.

THE RIGOR WON'T CHANGE?

>> NO, MA'AM.

>> JUST THE TITLE?

>> YES, MA'AM.

>> OKAY.

>> ACCURATE.

>> THANK YOU.

>> BOARD, ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? IF NOT, I'LL LOOK FOR A MOTION.

>> I MOVE TO AUTHORIZE TASB POLICY SERVICE TO ADD, REVISE, DELETE, LOCAL POLICIES ACCORDING TO THE SUMMARY DOCUMENT RESULTING FROM THE POLICY REVIEW SESSION CONDUCTED WITH THE DISTRICT ON MAY 5TH THROUGH MAY 7TH.

>> SECOND.

>>

>> GOPAL SECOND.

>> OKAY. MOTION BY MR. RUDY, SECOND BY MR. PONANGI.

ALL IN FAVOR?

>> AYE.

>> OKAY, MOTION PASSES 5-0.

WE WILL MOVE TO ITEM G. CONSIDER AN ACT ON TASB POLICY UPDATE 117,

[3.G. Consider and act on TASB Policy Update 117, affecting the following (LOCAL) policies: CH(LOCAL): PURCHASING AND ACQUISITION CV(LOCAL): FACILITIES CONSTRUCTION DEC(LOCAL): COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS - LEA VES OF ABSENCES]

AFFECTING THE FOLLOWING LOCAL POLICY, CH LOCAL, CV LOCAL, AND DEC LOCAL.

BOARD, EVERYONE RECEIVED THESE UPDATES FROM TASB, SO I WILL LOOK FOR A MOTION.

>> I MOVE TO APPROVE TASB POLICY UPDATE 117 AFFECTING THE FOLLOWING LOCAL POLICY CH LOCAL, CV LOCAL, DEC LOCAL.

>> MOTION BY MR. CLASSE, SECOND BY MR. RUDY, ALL IN FAVOR?

>> AYE.

>> MOTION PASSES 5-0.

WE'LL MOVE TO ITEM H. CONSIDER AN ACT ON LANGUAGE FOR SUPERINTENDENT CONTRACT EXTENSION.

[3.H. Consider and act on language for Superintendent contract extension]

BOARD, WE REVIEWED ALL OF THIS CONTRACT INFORMATION IN CLOSED SESSIONS, SO I WILL LOOK FOR A MOTION.

>> MOVE TO APPROVE THE LANGUAGE FOR THE SUPERINTENDENT CONTRACT EXTENSION IS PRESENTED.

>> MOTION BY MR. CLASSE, SECOND BY MR. RUDY. ALL IN FAVOR?

>> AYE.

>> MOTION PASSES 5-0.

WE'LL MOVE TO ITEM I.

[3.I. Consider and act on language for Director of Internal Audit contract extension]

CONSIDER AN ACT ON LANGUAGE FOR DIRECTOR OF INTERNAL AUDIT CONTRACT EXTENSION.

BOARD, SAME, WE REVIEWED THIS CONTRACT IN CLOSED SESSION.

I WILL LOOK FOR A MOTION.

>> MOVE TO APPROVE THE LANGUAGE FOR THE DIRECTOR OF INTERNAL AUDIT, CONTRACT EXTENSION IS PRESENTED.

>> MOTION BY MR. CLASSE, SECOND BY MR. RUDY. ALL IN FAVOR?

>> AYE.

>> AYE.

>> MOTION PASSES 5-0.

WE WILL MOVE TO ITEM J.

[3.J. Consider and act on personnel recommendations]

CONSIDER AN ACT ON PERSONNEL RECOMMENDATIONS, DR. LINTON.

>> THANK YOU. THE PERSONNEL REPORT BEGINS ON PAGE 284.

RESIGNATIONS ARE PRESENTED FOR YOUR INFORMATION ONLY.

THE CONTRACT RECOMMENDATIONS INCLUDE JADA JACKSON AS PRINCIPAL FOR SCOGGINS MIDDLE SCHOOL.

MS. JACKSON BEGAN HER CAREER AS A TEACHER COACH, SHE HAS CAMPUS ADMINISTRATIVE EXPERIENCE AT BOTH MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL, AND SHE CURRENTLY SERVES AS THE STUDENT SERVICES COORDINATOR WHO'S RESPONSIBLE FOR DISTRICT WIDE IMPLEMENTATION OF SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL LEARNING, PBIS, AND SOME OF THINGS THAT WE'RE WORKING WITH RIGHT NOW WITHIN FRISCO ISD.

ALL CONTRACT RECOMMENDATIONS ARE SUBMITTED FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL.

>> BOARD, ANY QUESTIONS? IF NOT, I WILL LOOK FOR A MOTION.

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>> MOVE TO APPROVE THE PERSONNEL RECOMMENDATIONS AS PRESENTED.

>> SECOND.

>> MOTION BY MR. RUDY, SECOND BY MR. CLASSE. ALL IN FAVOR?

>> AYE.

>> MOTION PASSES 5-0.

CONGRATULATIONS EVERYBODY.

WE'LL MOVE ON TO ITEM K. CONSIDER AN ACT ON DISTRICT OF INNOVATION,

[3.K. Consider and act on District of Innovation (DOl) proposed amendments]

DOI PROPOSED AMENDMENTS. DR. LINTON.

>> THANK YOU AGAIN. AT LAST WEEK'S MEETING, WE PRESENTED PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO OUR CURRENT LOCAL INNOVATION PLAN, OUR DISTRICT OF INNOVATION PLAN.

NOW, WE ARE JUST PRESENTING THOSE AMENDMENTS FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION AND APPROVAL.

>> BOARD, THESE ARE THE AMENDMENTS THAT WE HAVE REVIEWED OVER THE LAST FEW MONTHS.

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, FEEL FREE.

IF NOT, I'LL LOOK FOR A MOTION.

>> MOVE TO APPROVE THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CURRENT FISD, FRISCO ISD DISTRICT OF INNOVATION PLAN.

>> SECOND.

>> MOTION BY MR. CLASSE, SECOND BY MR. RUDY. ALL IN FAVOR?

>> AYE.

>> AYE.

>> MOTION PASSES 5-0.

WE WILL MOVE ON TO ITEM L. CONSIDER AN ACT ON BOARD POLICY,

[3.L. Consider and act on Board Policy DCA(LOCAL) and DNB(LOCAL) revisions]

DCA LOCAL AND DNV LOCAL REVISIONS. DR. LINTON.

>> THANK YOU AGAIN.

>> THANK YOU AGAIN, YOU'RE ON THE HOT SEAT TODAY.

>> WE ARE RECOMMENDING THESE POLICIES AND CONSULTATION WITH OUR LEGAL DEPARTMENT, AS WELL AS TASB, TO SUPPORT THE DOI AMENDMENTS THAT YOU JUST APPROVED.

WE'RE ASKING FOR THE POLICY THAT SUPPORTS THOSE.

>> BOARD, ANY QUESTIONS? IF NOT, I WILL LOOK FOR A MOTION.

>> I RECOMMEND A MOTION TO APPROVE THE REVISIONS TO BOARD POLICY DCA AND DMV LOCAL.

>> SECOND.

>> MOTION BY MRS. DAVIS, SECOND BY MR. CLASSE. ALL IN FAVOR?

>> AYE.

>> AYE.

>> MOTION PASSES 5-0.

WE NOW MOVE TO ITEM M. THE CONSENT AGENDA BOARD,

[Consent Agenda]

DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR ANY ITEMS TO PULL? IF NOT, I WILL LOOK FOR A MOTION.

>> MOVE TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA.

>> MOTION BY MR. CLASSE, SECOND BY MR. RUDY. ALL IN FAVOR?

>> AYE.

>> AYE.

>> MOTION PASSES 5-0.

NEXT, ITEM N. DISCUSSION REGARDING THE 87 FOR LEGISLATIVE SESSION. DR. FOUCH.

[3.N. Discussion regarding the 87th Legislative Session]

>> AT THIS TIME, I WOULD LIKE TO INVITE MR. STOCKTON TO COME TO THE PODIUM.

>> AND MEGHAN.

>> AND MEGHAN.

>> THANK YOU. I'M LOOKING AT THE CLOCK, WE'RE AT 10:07. WE GOT TWO HOURS.

I DID SAY THAT THIS COULD BE A TWO HOUR PRESENTATION.

>> THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME, MR. STOCKTON.

>> WE WILL GO THROUGH THIS AS QUICKLY AS POSSIBLE, BUT I PROMISE WE WON'T READ THE BOOK THAT'S IN FRONT OF YOU RIGHT NOW, BUT I DID WANT TO DRAW ATTENTION TO THAT FOR YOU.

IN FRONT OF YOU, YOU HAVE OUR 87TH LEGISLATIVE SESSION IN REVIEW BOOKLET, IT IS JUST 100 PAGES.

THE ELECTRONIC VERSION IS ALSO ON THE WEBSITE, SO ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO LOOK AT IT CAN DO THAT.

IT'S ON OUR GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS WEB PAGE.

>> MR. STOCKTON, BEFORE YOU START, I JUST HAVE TO SAY OTHER PEOPLE HAVE SEEN THIS DOCUMENT.

I HAVE RECEIVED CALLS AND COMMENTS FROM PEOPLE ALL OVER THE STATE OF TEXAS OF HOW IMPRESSED THEY ARE WITH THIS DOCUMENT AND THE INFORMATION THAT'S IN IT, SO GOOD WORK TO BOTH OF YOU, EVEN BEFORE YOU START.

>> THANK YOU. WE HAVE GOTTEN SEVERAL OTHER DISTRICTS AND THERE'S A LOT MORE DETAIL ON THE BOOK THAN WE'RE GOING TO GO THROUGH IN OUR PRESENTATION, SO THAT'S THERE FOR YOUR REVIEW.

AGAIN, THE ELECTRONIC VERSION, WE'LL SEND YOU AN UPDATED COPY OF THE ELECTRONIC VERSION THIS AFTERNOON, BUT THERE'S ALSO AN UPDATED COPY ON THE WEBSITE, ON THE GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS WEB PAGE FOR ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO LOOK AT THAT.

THERE'S A QR CODE HERE FOR ANYBODY WHO WANTS TO SCAN IT.

MEGHAN TELLS ME TO GIVE PEOPLE HOLD TIME, SO I'M GOING TO LEAVE IT UP THERE FOR JUST A MINUTE SO PEOPLE CAN SCAN IT AND PULL UP THE ELECTRONIC COPY.

I'M GOING TO JUST BRIEFLY GO THROUGH WHAT OUR PLAN IS FOR THIS PRESENTATION FOR YOU ALL.

WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT OUR MISSION.

DR. WALTER, YOU'VE GOT TO SIT AT A TABLE AT THE CAPITOL AND LISTEN TO MEGHAN AND I COME UP WITH A MISSION FOR THE GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT AND MAKE FUN OF US LITTLE TIME, SO WE'RE GOING TO GO OVER THAT WITH YOU ALL.

WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT AN OVERVIEW OF THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION, WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT QUORUM, WHICH WE'VE TALKED ABOUT BEFORE, BUT WE WANT TO TELL YOU ALL HOW IT WENT THIS SESSION.

WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT OUR EFFORTS IN COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, PARTNER ENGAGEMENT AND LEGISLATOR ENGAGEMENT.

THOSE ARE THE THREE CORE AREAS THAT SUPPORT THE MISSION THAT WE CAME UP WITH, AND THEN WE'LL GO OVER SOME BILL SUMMARIES, AND THEN BRIEFLY TALK ABOUT WHAT WE'RE LOOKING AT FOR THE INTERIM.

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OUR MISSION THAT WE CAME UP WITH IS TO ENGAGE STAKEHOLDERS IN THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS TO ENHANCE OUR STUDENT'S EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE.

I THINK THE THING THAT I WANT TO REALLY EMPHASIZE IN THIS IS THAT EVERYTHING THAT WE'RE DOING IS ABOUT OUR STUDENTS AND WHAT'S BEST FOR OUR STUDENTS.

THAT'S THE WAY THAT OUR DISTRICT IS ORIENTED AS BEING STUDENT FOCUSED, SO WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR MISSION REFLECTED THAT AS WELL.

AGAIN, WE DO THAT THROUGH THOSE THREE CORE AREAS OF ENGAGEMENT WITH COMMUNITY, PARTNERS, AND LEGISLATORS.

THIS IS A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION BY THE NUMBERS.

WE HAD 7,148 TOTAL BILLS FILED, THAT'S NOT INCLUDING RESOLUTIONS.

ONLY RESOLUTIONS THAT INCLUDES ARE THE ONES THAT PROPOSED CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS.

WE HAD 1,081 BILLS PASSED, THAT'S ABOUT 15 PERCENT.

THAT'S HOW MANY PASSED BOTH CHAMBERS.

THE GOVERNOR VETOED ABOUT 20 OF THOSE.

WE HAVE THAT AFFECT PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE STATE OF TEXAS, WHICH WAS ABOUT 13 PERCENT OF THE BILLS FILED.

WE MARKED 22 OF THOSE AS MEDIUM OR HIGH PRIORITY.

I WANT TO BRIEFLY TOUCH ON WHAT WE MEAN BY MEDIUM OR HIGH PRIORITY BECAUSE I WANT TO MAKE SURE PEOPLE UNDERSTAND THIS.

WHEN WE MARK A BILL BY A PRIORITY LEVEL, IT'S ABOUT THE IMPACT THAT BILL IS GOING TO HAVE ON THE DISTRICT.

THERE ARE SOME REALLY IMPORTANT THINGS THAT THE LEGISLATURE DEALS WITH THAT WE'RE ALREADY DOING.

IT HAS VERY MINIMAL IMPACT ON US SO WE MAY MARK THAT LOW PRIORITY, EVEN THOUGH IT'S A REALLY IMPORTANT THING.

THERE'S ACTUALLY AN EXAMPLE THAT WE'RE GOING TALK ABOUT LATER THAT MEGHAN WILL TOUCH ON, BUT THAT IT'S THAT SCENARIO.

I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE'RE REALLY CLEAR.

THIS ISN'T AN INDICATION OF HOW IMPORTANT SOME LEGISLATION IS, THIS ISN'T AN INDICATION OF WHETHER WE LIKE LEGISLATION OR DON'T LIKE LEGISLATION.

THIS IS JUST AN INDICATION OF HOW MUCH MIGHT THIS CHANGE THE OPERATIONS WITHIN THE DISTRICT.

WE HAD 22 THAT WE MARKED AS MEDIUM OR HIGH PRIORITY.

WE HAD 116 BILLS THAT PASSED OUT OF THAT 953, SO THAT'S 12 PERCENT.

ACTUALLY, FOUR OF THOSE WERE VETOED BY THE GOVERNOR, SO WE'LL GO THROUGH THOSE A LITTLE BIT LATER.

I WANT TO GIVE A BRIEF OVERVIEW OF THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION, SOME MAIN POINTS THAT WE DEALT WITH ALONG THE WAY.

WE HAD NEW LEADERSHIP, WE HAD COVID-19 BUDGET CONCERNS, WE HAD FOLLOW UP FROM THE WINTER STORM, WE HAD SOME INTERESTING THINGS HAPPENING WITH THE HOUSE PUBLIC EDUCATION COMMITTEE, WE HAD A FEW HOT BUTTON ISSUES IN PUBLIC EDUCATION, WE HAD A WILD INTO THE SESSION, THOUGH AS WILD AS IT WAS, IT WAS HONESTLY NOT ALL THAT UNIQUE, THEN WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT A LITTLE BIT OF A NOT SO FRIENDLY RIVALRY BETWEEN THE TWO CHAMBERS OF THE LEGISLATURE.

STARTING ON PAGE 18.

BUT AS WE HEADED INTO THE 87TH LEGISLATIVE SESSION, WE HAD A CHANGE IN LEADERSHIP.

WE HAD OUR SPEAKER FROM THE 86 SESSION, DENNIS BONNEN BECAME EMBROILED IN A SCANDAL AND ENDED UP DECIDING NOT TO RUN FOR REELECTION AFTER JUST ONE TERM AS SPEAKER.

RIGHT BEFORE THE SESSION REPRESENTATIVE DATE FILL IN WAS ANNOUNCED THAT HE HAD THE VOTES TO BECOME THE NEXT SPEAKER, AND HE WAS INDEED ELECTED AS THE SPEAKER.

HE APPOINTED REPRESENTATIVE HAROLD DUTTON AS THE CHAIR OF THE HOUSE PUBLIC EDUCATION COMMITTEE WHICH WAS A CHANGE IN THE LEADERSHIP OF THAT COMMITTEE AS WELL, WHICH IS OBVIOUSLY IMPORTANT FOR US AS PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

AS WE HEADED INTO THE SESSION, WE AND LAWMAKERS HAD SIGNIFICANT CONCERNS ABOUT THE BUDGET AS A RESULT OF ECONOMIC DAMAGE FROM COVID-19 AND LOCK DOWNS AND ALL THAT STUFF.

THERE WERE A LOT OF CONCERNS THAT WE WERE GOING TO BE FACING A DEFICIT.

ULTIMATELY AS WE CONTINUED THROUGH THE SESSION, WE GOT A ROSIER IN ROSIER PICTURE FROM THE COMPTROLLER, AND THE SITUATION WAS NOT NEARLY AS DIRE AS EXPECTED IN PART BECAUSE WE HAD BETTER THAN EXPECTED SALES TAX REVENUE FROM ONLINE SALES, AND THEN ALSO WE HAD SOME SAVINGS IN TERMS OF ACTUALLY PUBLIC EDUCATION.

THE STATE HAD A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF SAVINGS IN TERMS OF HOW MUCH IT HAD TO PAY FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION, BECAUSE PROPERTY TAX VALUES WENT UP SIGNIFICANTLY MORE THAN EXPECTED.

HOT-BUTTON ISSUES IN PUBLIC EDUCATION, WELL, THAT'S WRONG, SORRY. WINTER STORM FALL OUT.

WHILE WE STARTED OUT FOCUSED ON COVID RECOVERY AS WE CAME INTO NOVEMBER, CASES WERE PLUMMETING.

THEN WE HAD THIS BIG MAJOR WINTER STORM, WHICH I MEAN, WE ALL KNOW HERE HOW MUCH IT IMPACTED US IN FIRST GO AND IT REALLY IMPACTED EVERYTHING ACROSS THE STATE.

IT REALLY MADE THE FOCUS OF THE LEGISLATURE SHIFT AWAY FROM COVID OR CAUGHT IN POWER GRID REFORM.

THEN ALSO DEALING WITH THE DAMAGE FROM THE WINTER STORM.

ALL OF THOSE THINGS MADE IT A LITTLE BIT HARD FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION TO HAVE AIRTIME THIS SESSION.

AS WE STARTED WORKING WITH THE PUBLIC EDUCATION COMMITTEE,

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AGAIN, WE HAD CHAIRMAN DUTTON AS THE AS THE CHAIRMAN.

HE HAS A HISTORY OF SUPPORTING CHARTER SCHOOLS AND ALSO SUPPORTING EXPANDED STATE AUTHORITY TO INTERVENE IN FAILING SCHOOLS.

THOSE WERE JUST BOTH IMPORTANT THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE WAY THAT HE APPROACHED THE BILLS THAT HE BROUGHT TO HIS COMMITTEE.

BUT WHAT WAS REALLY EVEN MORE INTERESTING THAN THAT HAD TO DO WITH SOME STAFFING ISSUES.

HE HIRED A COMMITTEE CLERK, WHO ENDED UP SERVING ALSO AS HIS CHIEF OF STAFF BECAUSE HIS CHIEF OF STAFF LEFT RIGHT AFTER HE HIRED THE COMMITTEE CLERK AND HE DIDN'T HIRE ANY OTHER STAFF FOR THE COMMITTEE.

HE HAD A SINGLE STAFF MEMBER DOING THE WORK OF PROBABLY FOUR PEOPLE WHICH MADE THAT COMMITTEE MOVE VERY SLOWLY, EXCEPT FOR THOSE THAT WERE AUTHORED BY CHAIRMAN DUTTON.

THAT WAS AN INTERESTING DYNAMIC, AS WE MOVE THROUGH THE SESSION.

SOME OF THE HOT-BUTTON ISSUES IN PUBLIC EDUCATION THAT CAME UP.

OBVIOUSLY, WE TALKED A LOT ABOUT FEDERAL COVID RELIEF FUNDING.

THAT WAS A BIG ISSUE IN EDUCATION.

NOT AS MUCH FOR FRISCO, BUT FOR A LOT OF OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

ANOTHER REALLY BIG TOPIC THAT CAME UP WAS HOUSE BILL 3979, WHICH ADDRESSED SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM.

AGAIN, WE'LL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT IN A LITTLE BIT.

THEN ANOTHER ONE WAS WAS HB 3880, WHICH HAD TO DO WITH DYSLEXIA, AT THE END OF THE SESSION, WE HAD TENSIONS FLARING, REALLY NOT EVEN PARTISAN TENSIONS AS MUCH.

I MEAN, THAT DID HAPPEN AT THE VERY END, BUT IT WAS REALLY TENSIONS BETWEEN THE TWO CHAMBERS.

THIS IS PRETTY NORMAL FOR THE TEXAS LEGISLATURE.

THERE ARE PARTISAN FIGHTS IN THE LEGISLATURE, BUT THERE'S ALMOST MORE BICKERING BETWEEN THE TWO CHAMBERS THAN THERE ARE BETWEEN THE TWO PARTIES.

IT'S A REALLY INTERESTING DYNAMIC.

THAT WAS HAPPENING. THE HOUSE CHOSE TO ADJOURN FOR TWO WHOLE DAYS IN MAY, WHICH IS VERY LATE IN THE SENATE TO NOT BE WORKING FOR TWO DAYS, AND IT BASICALLY ENDED UP PUSHING A LOT OF REALLY IMPORTANT BILLS RIGHT UP AGAINST SOME DEADLINES, WHICH IS WHERE THEN YOU'VE GOT THE DRAMATIC WALKOUT THAT HAPPENED ON THE LAST DAY OF SESSION WHERE DEMOCRATS WALKED OUT AND DENIED QUORUM WHICH KILLED A SIGNIFICANT NUMBER OF BILLS AT THE END OF SESSION, INCLUDING A BUILDUP THAT I'M GOING TO TALK ABOUT HERE IN A SECOND, WHICH IS ONLINE LEARNING.

AFTER THE SESSION ENDED, YOU HAD THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR AND THE SPEAKER TRADING POT SHOTS IN THE MEDIA ABOUT WHOSE FAULT IT WAS AND WHAT THE GOVERNOR NEEDED TO DO IN SPECIAL SESSION AND ALL OF THAT STUFF.

THIS IS A DIFFERENT DYNAMIC THAN WHAT WE SAW IN 86TH SESSION.

BUT IT'S ACTUALLY PRETTY MUCH THE SAME DYNAMIC WE'VE HAD FOR YEARS PRIOR TO THE 86TH SESSION.

THE 86TH SESSION WAS REALLY THE OUTLIER HERE.

I THINK A LOT OF PEOPLE HOPED THAT THAT MIGHT BECOME A NEW NORMAL BECAUSE THE VOTERS RETURNED ESSENTIALLY THE EXACT SAME MINORITIES IN BOTH CHAMBERS.

I'M SORRY, MAJORITIES IN BOTH CHAMBERS, WHICH SEEMED TO BE A SHOW OF SUPPORT FOR THE APPROACH THAT WAS TAKEN LAST SESSION, WHICH WAS A MUCH MORE MEAT AND POTATOES APPROACHES, THE TERM THAT IS OFTEN USED AND WAS FOCUSED ON REFORMING PUBLIC SCHOOL FINANCE.

BUT WE SAW A SHIFT AWAY FROM THAT THIS SESSION FOR SURE.

A COUPLE OF IMPORTANT THINGS OR BIG THINGS THAT DIED.

THE FIRST ONE IS HOUSE BILL 1468, THIS WAS THE ONLINE LEARNING BILL.

THIS BILL, AGAIN, IT GOT PUSHED RIGHT UP UNTIL THE END.

IT WAS ACTUALLY DONE AND WE HAD A COMPROMISED VERSION THAT WAS APPROVED IN THE SENATE.

CAME OVER TO THE HOUSE FOR THE HOUSE TO APPROVE THE COMPROMISE VERSION.

BUT BECAUSE OF WHEN THE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT WAS FILED, IT WAS SCHEDULED TO BE HEARD AT 11:40 PM ON THAT LAST NIGHT WHEN THEY COULD PASS BILLS, AND THAT WALKOUT HAPPENED AT ABOUT 11.

IT WAS BEHIND THE ELECTION'S BILL AND SOME OTHER BIG BILLS THAT WERE VERY CONTROVERSIAL.

DESPITE THE FACT THAT IT HAD BROUGHT BY BI-PARTISAN SUPPORT, IT ENDED UP DYING AS THE SESSION ENDED.

WE'VE ACTUALLY, WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT SOME JOINT LETTERS LATER, BUT WE'RE CONTINUING TO WORK ON THIS ISSUE.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I WANT TO SAY ABOUT THIS THAT I THINK IS REALLY IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO UNDERSTAND WHEN WE'RE TALKING ABOUT ONLINE LEARNING BECAUSE I'VE SEEN SOME THINGS RECENTLY FROM SOME MEDIA REPORTS FROM THE TEA THAT ARE JUST BAFFLING TO ME.

BUT WHEN WE TALK ABOUT ONLINE LEARNING, WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS WE'RE TALKING ABOUT FINDING A WAY TO SERVE KID, SORT OF ALL OF OUR KIDS.

WE HAVE 65,000 STUDENTS IN THIS DISTRICT.

WE'VE GOT ABOUT 64,000 OF THEM WHO ARE GOING TO BE BETTER SERVED IN PERSON.

THAT'S WHAT THEY WANT TO DO AND THAT'S WHAT WE WANT FOR THEM.

BUT WE HAVE ABOUT 1000 KIDS WHO FOR WHATEVER REASON NEED ONLINE LEARNING.

THAT'S A REALLY SMALL PERCENTAGE WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT 65,000, BUT 1000 KIDS IS 1000 KIDS? OUR GOAL IS TO SERVE EVERY SINGLE KID IN OUR DISTRICT.

THAT'S WHAT WE WANT THE STATE TO LET US DO.

THAT'S WHY WE'RE WORKING ON THIS ISSUE.

I JUST THINK THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO KNOW.

MOST KIDS DO BETTER IN PERSON.

BUT THERE ARE SOME THAT DON'T.

THOSE KIDS STILL DESERVE THE BEST EDUCATION THEY CAN GET.

>> I THINK TO BE CLEAR, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE ADVOCATED FOR LONG BEFORE COVID-19.

INPATIENT TREATMENT FOR MYRIAD OF REASONS AND WE WANT TO BE ABLE TO SERVE THEM WITH FRISCO ISD CURRICULUM.

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IT'S NOT THE AMPLIFIED THAT NEED, BUT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE'VE BEEN ADVOCATING FOR AS A DISTRICT FOR A LONG TIME.

>> YEAH, ABSOLUTELY.

THE NEXT BILL THAT WE'D LIKE TO POINT OUT AND TALK ABOUT HOUSE BILL 1068.

THIS IS ONE THAT GOT ESSENTIALLY NO ATTENTION AT ALL.

IT WAS A BILL THAT WAS DESIGNED TO DO ONE THING BUT DID SOMETHING ELSE.

WELL, IT DID THE ONE THING, BUT IT ALSO HAD A LOT OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN VERY EXPENSIVE.

THIS BILL WAS DESIGNED TO PROVIDE PAID LEAVE FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEES FOR HOLIDAYS.

RIGHT NOW, WE DON'T USE OUR PAID LEAVE, WE GET OUR HOLIDAYS, WE'RE NOT PAID FOR THOSE DAYS.

WE'RE PAID FOR THE OTHER DAYS AND IT WOULD HAVE ALLOWED US TO USE OUR PAID LEAVE FOR THOSE HOLIDAYS.

IT WAS REALLY MEANT TO BE TARGETED AT A SPECIFIC GROUP OF PEOPLE.

BUT IT WAS WRITTEN TO APPLY TO EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEE.

WE ESTIMATED THE COST OF THIS BILL FOR THE DISTRICT AT $22 MILLION.

THAT WAS NOT THE INTENTION OF THE AUTHOR, SO WE WORKED WITH HIM ON THIS THROUGHOUT THE SESSION, BUT IT ENDED UP DYING.

IT WAS ONE THAT WE HAD TALKED ABOUT A LOT WITH OTHER DISTRICTS, BUT DIDN'T GET A LOT OF ATTENTION OUTSIDE OF THAT CONTEXT, BUT IT WAS ONE THAT WE WERE WATCHING REALLY CLOSELY.

HOUSE BILL 3880, THIS IS THE BILL THAT WOULD HAVE MOVED DYSLEXIA UNDER SPECIAL EDUCATION.

IT WAS AMENDED ON THE SENATE FLOOR AND THE HOUSE, REQUESTED A CONFERENCE COMMITTEE INSTEAD OF CONCURRING IN THE AMENDMENTS.

THE SENATE DIDN'T END UP APPOINTING THAT BILL DID NOT PASS BECAUSE THEY DIDN'T COME TOGETHER TO COMPROMISE ON IT.

THE LAST GOAL I WANT TO TOUCH ON IS SB 29.

THIS BILL WOULD HAVE REQUIRED STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN ATHLETICS BASED ON THEIR GENDER AT BIRTH.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I ALWAYS MENTIONED ABOUT THIS IS THIS IS THE CURRENT UIL RULE.

IT ACTUALLY WOULDN'T HAVE CHANGED THE RULE.

IT WOULD HAVE JUST CODIFIED THE RULE.

I THINK AN IMPORTANT THING FOR PEOPLE TO KNOW ABOUT THIS BILL.

THIS BILL HAD A REALLY INTERESTING JOURNEY.

IT CAME OVER FROM THE SENATE, PASSED THE SENATE CAME OVER, WENT TO THE HOUSE PUBLIC EDUCATION COMMITTEE.

IT ACTUALLY DIED IN THE HOUSE PUBLIC EDUCATION COMMITTEE BECAUSE CHAIRMAN DUTTON CALLED IT UP WHEN SEVERAL REPUBLICAN MEMBERS WERE ABSENT.

THEN HE VOTED PRESENT, NOT VOTING ON THE BILL, AND SO IT ENDED UP NOT PASSING.

WELL THEN AS THAT WEEK WENT ON, CHAIRMAN DUTTON HAD A BILL UP THAT WAS OPPOSED BY MANY OF HIS COLLEAGUES FROM HIS OWN PARTY AND ENDED UP GETTING KILLED ON A PROCEDURAL ISSUE IN THE HOUSE, AND THAT WAS HOUSE BILL 3270.

THEN AS A RESULT OF THAT, THE REPORT IS THAT CHAIRMAN DUTTON DECIDED TO RECALL SB 29 WHEN THE WHOLE COMMITTEE WAS PRESENT AND THEY RE-VOTED ON IT.

HE SWITCHED HIS VOTE TO YES.

IT PASSED OUT OF THE HOUSE PUBLIC EDUCATION COMMITTEE AND MADE IT TO THE HOUSE FLOOR.

REALLY INTERESTING JOURNEY OF THIS BILL.

THEN WHEN IT GOT SET FOR THE HOUSE FLOOR IT WAS SET ON THE LAST DAY THE HOUSE COULD PASS THE SENATE BILLS.

DEMOCRATS ENGAGED IN THIS TACTICAL SHOVING, WHICH I REALLY HATE, BUT THAT'S WHAT IT'S CALLED.

ESSENTIALLY WHAT THEY DID IS THEY WOULD GO UP AND THEY WOULD ASK QUESTIONS OF ANYBODY WHO WAS TALKING ABOUT ANY BILL THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE DAY.

THEY WOULD JUST GO UP AND ASK ALL QUESTIONS, TAKE AS MUCH TIME AS THEY COULD.

THEY WOULD JUST GIVE EACH OTHER COMPLIMENTS AS THEY WERE TALKING ABOUT THEIR BILLS, AND THEY JUST TALKED A LOT BASICALLY FOR THE WHOLE DAY.

THEN WHAT ENDED UP HAPPENING IS THEY GOT TO MIDNIGHT AND THEY NEVER GOT TO THIS BILL.

THAT WAS THE END OF IT. IT'S AN INTERESTING TACTIC.

YOU CAN'T DO IT IN THE SENATE, BUT IN THE HOUSE BECAUSE OF THE WAY THE HOUSE RULES WORK, YOU HAVE TO HAVE A CERTAIN NUMBER OF VOTES TO WHAT'S CALLED CALL THE QUESTION AND END DEBATE, AND THIS BILL DIDN'T HAVE THOSE VOTES.

THERE WAS NO WAY TO GET IN MOST OF THE OTHER BILLS.

YOU WEREN'T GOING TO BE ABLE TO DO THAT MANY TIMES.

IT WAS A REALLY INTERESTING JOURNEY AGAIN FOR THAT BILL.

>> WE'VE TALKED REALLY BRIEFLY ABOUT QUORUM AT THE LAST WORKSHOP THAT WE HAD, AND IT WAS NEW TO US, WE HAD JUST GOTTEN IT THEN WE ARE STILL FIGURING OUT ALL OF THE WONDERFUL THINGS THAT IT COULD DO.

BUT I WANTED TO TELL YOU THE WAYS THAT WE USE IT THIS YEAR, AND HOW IT'S DIFFERENT FROM LAST YEAR.

LAST LEGISLATIVE SESSION, I WAS ACTUALLY, IF YOU GUYS REMEMBER, SOME OF YOU KNOW THERE'S STILL PART-TIME TEACHING.

I PRETTY MUCH DID LEGISLATIVE STUFF DURING MY CONFERENCE AND SO I WAS VERY PART-TIME.

DANNY HAD JUST BEEN HIRED IN THE SESSION AND EVERYTHING WE WERE DOING WAS VERY REACTIVE.

FOLLOWING BILLS WAS BASICALLY ONE OF OUR MAIN FOCUS POINTS LAST SESSION.

THE PROCESS THAT IT TOOK WAS REALLY, REALLY ARDUOUS.

IT WAS US GOING TO THE TEXAS LEGISLATURE ONLINE WEBSITE AND WE HAD TO BUILD OUR OWN TRACKING SHEET.

THERE CAN ONLY BE 250 BILLS IN A TRACKING SHEET.

WE HAD TO HAVE MULTIPLE TRACKING SHEETS AND IT INVOLVED US READING EVERY SINGLE BILL CAPTION OF EVERY SINGLE BILL FILED.

THAT WAS 7,000 BILLS THAT WERE FILED LAST SESSION THAT WE READ EVERY SINGLE CAPTION BECAUSE IT WAS THE ONLY WAY FOR US TO IDENTIFY,

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DOES THIS AFFECT PUBLIC EDUCATION? BECAUSE YOU CAN'T JUST FOLLOW IT WHEN THEY GO TO THE HOUSE PUB ED, OR THE SENATE EDUCATION COMMITTEE BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF BILLS THAT AFFECT PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT GO TO OTHER COMMITTEES.

LIKE I SAID, IT WAS A MATTER OF READING EVERY SINGLE CAPTION OF EVERY SINGLE BILL.

IT WAS ALSO REALLY ROUGH TO FOLLOW THE CHANGING OF THE STATUS OF THE BILLS.

WE HAD OUR OWN SPREADSHEET THAT WOULD LIST THEIR STATUS AND EVERY BILL THAT WE HAD IDENTIFIED AS AFFECTING PUBLIC EDUCATION, WE WOULD HAVE TO LOOK AT THEIR STATUS EVERY SINGLE DAY TO SEE IF IT UPDATED.

YOU COULD HAVE US CHECKING THAT IN THE MORNING, IT MIGHT TAKE A COUPLE OF HOURS AND THEN WE HAVE ALL THIS STATUS UPDATES.

BUT THEN IF THEY SCHEDULED A COMMITTEE HEARING FOR THE NEXT DAY, WE WOULDN'T KNOW ABOUT IT BECAUSE WE DID OUR UPDATES IN THE MORNING.

THAT WAS MANUALLY THE BEST THAT WE COULD DO WITH IT.

WE STARTED SEARCHING AROUND PRIOR TO THIS SESSION THINKING THERE HAS TO BE A MORE EFFICIENT WAY AND WE FOUND QUORUM.

QUORUM IS ULTIMATELY, I THINK ITS NUMBER ONE THING IS A BILL TRACKING SOFTWARE AND THAT'S OBVIOUSLY WHAT WE USE IT FOR.

WE SAVED A TON OF TIME.

WE CREATED SEARCH TERMS THAT MADE BILLS FILE INTO OUR DROPBOX, IF YOU WILL, AND THEN WE WERE ABLE TO GO THROUGH THOSE.

WE ONLY HAD TO READ THE CAPTIONS OF THE BILLS THAT WERE CAUGHT BY OUR SEARCH TERMS AND OUR SEARCH TERMS WERE REALLY BROAD BECAUSE WE WANTED TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DIDN'T MISS ANYTHING.

BUT WHERE WE READ 7,000 CAPTIONS LAST SESSION, WE ONLY READ ABOUT 2,000 CAPTIONS THIS SESSION.

WE WOULD GO THROUGH AND THEN OF THOSE 2,000, WE DECIDE WHETHER OR NOT YES, THIS DOES APPLY TO PUBLIC EDUCATION OR THIS DOESN'T AFFECT PUBLIC EDUCATION AND WE ENDED UP FOLLOWING 953, THIS SESSION THAT WE TAGGED AS AFFECTING PUBLIC EDUCATION.

THE BILL TRACKING WAS LIKE THE NUMBER ONE THING THAT WE USE.

WE ALSO USE THAT AS A PLACE TO SUMMARIZE AND WE WOULD PUT OUR OWN SUMMARIES IN BECAUSE SOMETIMES THE BILL CAPTION IS NOT VERY HELPFUL, FOR INSTANCE, RELATING TO PUBLIC EDUCATION AND THAT HELPS US NOT IN ANY WAY, SHAPE, OR FORM.

WE WOULD HAVE OUR OWN SUMMARIES THERE.

THE BILL SHEETS WAS OUR NEXT FAVORITE THING THAT WE STARTED USING AND SHARING AND WE SHARED THIS ACROSS THE DISTRICT, WE SHARED THIS WITH INTERNAL STAFF, WE SHARE THIS WITH OTHER DISTRICTS.

WE HAD IT ON OUR WEBSITE PUBLICLY, BUT IT HAD A LIST OF ALL THE BILLS THAT WE'RE FOLLOWING IN A SPREADSHEET.

IT HAD THEIR STATUS NEXT TO IT.

IF THEY HAD BEEN ASSIGNED TO A COMMITTEE NEXT TO IT, IT HAD OUR SUMMARY, WHICH WE THOUGHT WAS MORE HELPFUL TO US AND FOR PEOPLE LOOKING ON THAT DON'T KNOW HOW TO INTERPRET LEGISLATION, PENDING LEGISLATION OR PROPOSED LEGISLATION.

WE ALSO USED IT TO TRACK OUR INTERACTION WITH LEGISLATORS.

IF WE MET WITH SOMEONE, WE COULD LOG THAT STUFF HERE AND I THINK WE ENDED UP WORKING WITH, HOW MANY OFFICES, DO YOU REMEMBER? I'M GOING TO GUESS 20-SOMETHING DIFFERENT OFFICES.

YES, IT'S IN YOUR BOOK.

ACTUALLY, I WILL SAY IF YOU GO BACK, A FEW OF OUR PAGES HERE ON OUR PRESENTATION, DO TELL YOU WHAT PAGE IN THE BOOK YOU CAN FIND THIS INFORMATION ON.

THIS IS ON PAGE 18, FOR EXAMPLE, SO THAT YOU CAN REFER TO IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO FOLLOW ALONG.

BUT ANOTHER THING THAT WE USE TO QUORUM FOR WAS AN OUTBOX FEATURE THAT WE HAVE.

IT MADE IT TO WHERE WE AUTOMATICALLY HAD ALL THE CONTACT INFORMATION FOR ALL OF THE LEGISLATORS AND THEIR STAFF, WHICH IS A LOT OF TIME SAVED FOR US.

IT ALSO ALLOWS US TO MASS E-MAIL, IF YOU WILL, ALL OF THE STAFF MEMBERS FOR ALL OF THE EDUCATION COMMITTEES AND SEND ONE E-MAIL AND IT HAS THE ABILITIES WHERE YOU CAN PUT IN THEIR NAME AND PUT OUR SIGNATURE, IT LOOKS LIKE IT'S COMING FROM OUR EMAIL, SO IT'S PERSONALIZED, BUT IT'S OBVIOUSLY MUCH MORE EFFICIENT ON OUR END.

THEY REPLY TO US. I CAN SEND E-MAILS FROM DANNY IF I WANT TO ALL MY FRIENDS AND TELL THEM WHATEVER I WANT.

I TELL MYSELF YOU'RE GETTING A RAISE ALL THE TIME FROM DANNY.

AND THIS WAS ACTUALLY WE DID A LITTLE BIT OF AN EXPANSION WHERE WE COULD START ADDING IN OUR OWN CONTACTS INTO QUORUM.

WE HAD SOME CONTACT LISTS FROM OUR LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE, FROM OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT WE'VE WORKED WITH THAT WE UPLOADED INTO QUORUM AND THEN WE WERE ABLE TO USE THAT TO SEND OUT THINGS LIKE OUR NEWSLETTER.

WE HAD A BIWEEKLY NEWSLETTER AND WE WERE ABLE TO GET DATA BACK ON WHO OPENED IT.

DID THEY CLICK ANYTHING? WE CAN SEE WHETHER WHAT WE'RE DOING IS HELPFUL OR EFFECTIVE TO OTHER PEOPLE.

THAT WAS REALLY HELPFUL TO US.

THEN LASTLY, WE ALSO STARTED USING IT TO HOST EVENTS.

I'LL TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THIS IN A SECOND, BUT WE HOST EVENTS WITH OTHER DISTRICTS AND SO WE WERE ABLE TO USE OUR CONTACTS THAT WE'VE UPLOADED IN QUORUM AND TRACK ALL OF THAT STUFF WITH QUORUM.

IT'S JUST A REALLY NICE TOOL FOR US BECAUSE A LOT OF WHAT WE DO IS ALL IN ONE PLACE.

WE ARE REALLY PLEASED WITH THAT PURCHASE.

FOR COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, AND THIS IS THE FIRST OF OUR BIG PIECES OF OUR MISSION.

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT STARTED WITH OUR LEGISLATIVE LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE.

THIS IS JUST A REMINDER WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THE LEGISLATIVE LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE.

I FEEL LIKE YOU GUYS HAVE COME TO MEETINGS.

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THEY WERE DEVELOPED TO RECOMMEND OUR LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES FOR BOARDED OPTION PRIOR TO THE SESSION BECAUSE WE REALLY HAD A DESIRE TO HAVE OUR LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES BE LED BY OUR COMMUNITY.

FOR THOSE WHO DON'T KNOW OR HAVEN'T HEARD BEFORE, IT'S BUILT NINE DIFFERENT STAKEHOLDER GROUPS THAT WE IDENTIFIED AS IMPORTANT STAKEHOLDERS.

WE HAVE 10 FEEDER PATTERNS, SO WE SPREAD THOSE STAKEHOLDER GROUPS OUT ACROSS THE FEEDER PATTERNS AND WE HAVE 90 MEMBERS.

THE 90 MEMBERS ARE TEACHERS.

THEY ARE AT EVERY LEVEL, THERE ARE STUDENTS, THERE ARE PARENTS, THERE ARE PRINCIPLES, CENTRAL ADMIN STAFF.

WE HAVE SOME FEF AND PTA MEMBERS ON THERE, SO IT'S SPREAD ACROSS THE GAMUT AND WE INTEND ON EXPANDING THAT BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A NEW FEEDER PATTERN, BUT WE ALSO ARE GOING TO TRY TO EXPAND INTO THE BUSINESS COMMUNITY AS WELL SO THAT THOSE STAKEHOLDERS CAN HAVE A VOICE ALSO.

DURING THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION, WE MET WITH THEM, WE PROVIDED FEEDBACK TO THEM.

THERE WAS ONE POINT WHERE THEY PROVIDED FEEDBACK TO US ON A LITTLE SURVEY.

WE ALSO HAD A MEETING WHERE WE INVITED ALL OF OUR LEGISLATORS.

WE HAVE SIX OF THEM THAT REPRESENT US TO A MEETING TO WHERE WE HAD A Q&A SESSION WITH OUR LEGISLATORS.

THIS WAS A BIG DEAL.

DURING LEGISLATIVE SESSION, WE HAD FIVE OUT OF OUR SIX LEGISLATORS SHOW UP TO A VIRTUAL MEETING WHERE WE HAD OUR 90 PEOPLE PLUS THEM AND PEOPLE GOT TO ASK THE QUESTIONS AND THEY WERE ANSWERING THEIR QUESTIONS AND THEY ALL GOT A LITTLE BIT OF TIME WITH OUR COMMITTEE TO SEE THIS IS THE GROUP THAT DEVELOPS OUR PRIORITIES.

THEY GOT TO SEE THE GROUND LEVEL WHERE THAT STUFF IS DEVELOPED.

PARTNER ENGAGEMENT IS THE NEXT PIECE OF OUR MISSION.

THIS IS WHERE WE EXPAND OUT, IF YOU WILL.

WE DEVELOPED A WORKSHOP MODEL WHERE WE DECIDED WE WERE LOOKING INTO SAYING, WE REALIZED THAT NOT EVERY DISTRICT IS GOING TO HAVE A GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS DEDICATED DEPARTMENT OF ONE-AND-HALF PEOPLE.

WE DECIDED THAT EVERYTHING THAT WE LOOK UP, EVERYTHING THAT WE HAVE IN COMMON, EVERYTHING WE HAVE ACCESS TO, IT'S BETTER IF WE JUST SHARE IT.

BECAUSE ONE OF OUR GUIDING PRINCIPLES IS THAT A RISING TIDE LIFTS ALL BOATS, THINGS THAT ARE GOOD FOR KIDS AND FOR FRISCO ISD ARE LIKELY GOOD FOR KIDS ACROSS THE STATE.

WE WANTED TO JUST SHARE EVERYTHING THAT WE HAD.

WE STARTED BUILDING A CONTACT LIST OF DISTRICTS IN REGION 10 AND 11, AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHO IN YOUR DISTRICT IS IN CHARGE OF THIS.

SOME DISTRICTS DO HAVE A DEDICATED GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS PERSON I WOULD SAY PROBABLY FOUR OR FIVE OF THE DISTRICTS THAT WE WORK WITH HAVE A DEDICATED GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS, BUT WE ARE WORKING WITH UP TO 37 DISTRICTS NOW, WHERE THEY WILL COME TO OUR WORKSHOPS, WE HAVE EMAIL GROUPS WHERE WE'LL EMAIL BACK AND FORTH, THE GENERAL COUNSELS GET TOGETHER AND TALK ABOUT LEGISLATIVE STUFF AS WELL, AND WE'VE HOSTED FIVE WORKSHOPS SINCE THE LAST LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

THE FIRST ONE WE DID WAS A LEGISLATIVE SESSION FOLLOW-UP, AND SINCE THEN WE'VE HAD ABOUT FOUR WORKSHOPS IN A FULL CONFERENCE ACTUALLY.

WE'VE HAD REALLY GOOD ATTENDANCE TO THAT, WE'VE HAD A REALLY GOOD FEEDBACK FROM PEOPLE.

LIKE WE SAID, TO US, IT'S JUST TAKING THE INFORMATION THAT WE HAVE AND WE ARE JUST SHARING IT TO EVERYONE ELSE SO THAT THEY HAVE THESE RESOURCES AS WELL.

THIS BOOK IS ONE THING THAT THEY GOT, THEY FOLLOW OUR BILL TRACKING SHEETS, THEY GET OUR NEWSLETTER, BUT IT'S JUST SHARING OUT INFORMATION, THINGS THAT WE ALREADY HAVE, THINGS THAT WE'RE ALREADY DOING, SPREADING IT ACROSS TO MAKE IT AVAILABLE TO EVERYONE.

WE SHARE UPDATES WITH THEM AND RESOURCES, LIKE I SAID, WE ALSO WORK TOGETHER SOME OF OUR WORKSHOPS OR HOW CAN WE GET INVOLVED? THEN IT'S ALSO LIKE I SAID, JUST NETWORKING AND LEARNING AND UNDERSTAND WHO AT WHAT DISTRICT TAKES CARE OF THIS, BECAUSE IN SOME DISTRICTS IT'S THE TRUSTEES, AT SOME DISTRICTS IT'S THE SUPERINTENDENT, AT SOME DISTRICTS IT'S A PRINCIPAL.

I HAVE AN ELEMENTARY PRINCIPAL THAT COMES ALL THE TIMES TO THESE THINGS AND HE'S THE ONE WHO HANDLES THE LEGISLATIVE STUFF IN THEIR DISTRICT HIMSELF.

IT'S ALL OVER THE PLACE, BUT WE GET TO ACTUALLY TOUCH BASE WITH THOSE PEOPLE, KNOW WHO THEY ARE SO THAT WHEN WE HAVE SOMETHING WE WANT TO SHARE OUT, WE HAVE A GROUP SHARE THAT WITH.

SOMETHING ELSE THAT WE DO WITH MORE THAN 37 DISTRICTS.

THOSE ARE OUR JUST LOCAL DISTRICTS IN NORTH TEXAS, BUT WE'VE ALSO WORKED ON JOINT LETTERS THROUGHOUT THIS SESSION AND PRIOR TO THE SESSION AND REALLY THROUGHOUT THE YEAR.

WE COLLABORATED WITH OVER 60 OTHER SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN THE PAST YEAR ON FOUR DIFFERENT JOINT LETTERS TO LAWMAKERS.

ONE WE JUST DID RECENTLY, SO WE WEREN'T ABLE TO SQUEEZE IN THOSE PRESENTATION BUT THEY REPRESENT BASICALLY A GRASSROOTS EFFORTS TO BRING AWARENESS TO TOPICS SO THAT LEGISLATORS AND STATE OFFICIALS CAN MAKE THE BEST DECISIONS POSSIBLE.

THAT'S WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO.

WE DON'T ADVOCATE FOR SPECIFIC PIECES OF LEGISLATION, WE JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PEOPLE WHO ARE PASSING LEGISLATION KNOW EXACTLY HOW IT'S GOING TO AFFECT KIDS, AND SO THAT'S WHAT WE DO AS A RESOURCE.

ONE OF THEM WAS AT THE HEIGHT OF THE BEGINNING OF COVID WHEN SCHOOL WAS CANCELED, WE VERY QUICKLY OVER SPRING BREAK GOT TOGETHER AND GOT OVER 60 SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO JOINTLY REQUEST THAT THE GOVERNOR WAIVE THE STAAR REQUIREMENTS FOR THE 2020 SCHOOL YEAR.

TWO DAYS AFTER THE LETTER WAS SENT, IT WAS ANNOUNCED THAT HE WAS WAIVING THE STAAR REQUIREMENTS.

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HOWEVER, WE'D LIKE TO TAKE FULL CREDIT FOR THAT, OF COURSE.

BUT IT MAY HAVE ALREADY HAPPENED ANYWAY, BUT IT WAS A BIG DEAL TO SEE 60 SCHOOL DISTRICTS FROM ACROSS THE STATE SIGN ON AND SAY, "WE NEED THIS FOR OUR KIDS." AFTER THE END OF THE SUMMER, WE DID AN EXTENSION OF ONLINE LEARNING WAIVER, AND THIS WAS NEARLY 70 SCHOOL DISTRICTS WHO WROTE TO REQUEST TEA TO EXTEND ONLINE LEARNING WAIVERS FOR THE 2020-2021 SCHOOL YEAR SO THAT WE COULD GO INTO THE SCHOOL YEAR AND GIVE STUDENTS THOSE OPTIONS IF THEY WERE NERVOUS ABOUT ATTENDING IN PERSON TO STILL SERVE THE STUDENTS ONLINE EVERY SCHOOL DISTRICT.

THAT'S HOW WE'VE BEEN ABLE TO DO OUT OF THE LAST YEAR WITH THE EXTENSION OF THE ONLINE LEARNING WAIVER, WHICH AGAIN, WE LIKE TO CLAIM 100 PERCENT CREDIT FOR THEN LASTLY, ONLINE LEARNING LEGISLATION.

THIS IS AN EXAMPLE OF I THINK OF THE NETWORKING THAT WE DO IN OUR PARTNERSHIPS.

AT THE END OF THE LAST SESSION, ONLINE LEARNING LEGISLATION HAD SOLD, WE DIDN'T REALLY KNOW WHY IT WAS QUIET.

WE GOT OVER 40 DISTRICTS TOGETHER TO ASK THE SENATE TO MOVE THE BILL FORWARD.

THIS WAS A RESULT OF ANOTHER DISTRICT THAT WE HAD MADE CONTACTS WITH CALLING US AND SAYING, "HEY I TALKED TO SO AND SO IN AND THIS IS WHAT'S HAPPENING." IT LOOKED AT THAT POINT LIKE IT MAY DIE EARLIER THAN IT DID AND SO WE MOBILIZED AND ASKED THEM TO PUSH FORWARD LEGISLATION REGARDING ONLINE LEARNING.

THAT WAS THE 40 DISTRICTS, AND THEN LATER, WE SENT A LETTER.

THIS IS THE ONE THAT IS NOT INCLUDED ON HERE, BUT I THINK IT WAS LAST WEEK THAT WE SENT THIS.

THIRTY SCHOOL DISTRICTS SENT A LETTER REQUESTING THE TOPIC TO BE ADDED A SPECIAL SESSION.

THIS IS BIG DISTRICTS, THIS IS SMALL DISTRICTS, WE WANT ALL SIZES TO BE REPRESENTED IN OUR WORKSHOPS.

WE HAVE EVERYTHING FROM TEENY-TINY, A FEW THOUSAND STUDENTS UP TO I THINK THE BIGGEST ONE THAT HAS ATTENDED MAYBE IT'S FOR WEEKEND HOURS AND THERE ARE NO TEXAS WORKSHOPS.

THEN ON OUR LETTERS, AGAIN, WE HAVE A REALLY SMALL DISTRICTS THAT I'VE NEVER HEARD OF THEN WE ALSO HAVE DISTRICTS LIKE HOUSTON AND AUSTIN SIGN ONTO OUR LETTERS.

IN DALLAS, AGAIN, WITH ONLINE LEARNING MAKES A BIG IMPACT.

>> OUR THIRD CORE ENGAGEMENT FOR OUR MISSION IS LEGISLATOR ENGAGEMENT.

I WANT TO TALK BRIEFLY ABOUT OUR APPROACH, WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THIS BEFORE, BUT I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO UNDERSTAND HOW WE APPROACH THE WORK THAT WE'RE DOING WITH LEGISLATORS.

THE VERY FIRST THING THAT WE ALWAYS TELL PEOPLE IS TO BE POSITIVE IN YOUR INTERACTIONS WITH LEGISLATORS, POSITIVITY GETS A LOT FURTHER THAN NEGATIVITY WHEN WE'RE INTERACTING WITH LEGISLATORS AND LAWMAKERS.

WE TRY REALLY HARD NOT TO GO OUT CALLING PEOPLE OUT MAKING NEGATIVE STATEMENTS, THAT STUFF, THAT'S NOT THE APPROACH THAT WE TAKE.

WE TAKE A COLLABORATIVE APPROACH, WE WANT TO WORK WITH LEGISLATORS TO COME UP WITH THE BEST SOLUTIONS FOR WHATEVER PROBLEMS THEY'RE TRYING TO ADDRESS NUMBER 2 IS THAT WE ALWAYS TRY TO BE SOLUTION-ORIENTED.

I HEARD ONCE SOMEONE SAY, "YOU CAN'T FIX A BAD BILL, ALL YOU CAN DO IS KILL IT." THAT IS THE EXACT OPPOSITE OF OUR APPROACH LEGISLATORS DON'T THINK THAT THE BILLS ARE BAD, THEY FILE THEM, AND SO I DON'T SEE THAT AS A PARTICULARLY EFFECTIVE APPROACH.

OUR APPROACH IS ALWAYS TO COME TO LEGISLATORS SAY, "HEY THIS IS THE IMPACT WE THINK YOUR BILL IS GOING TO HAVE, HERE'S HOW YOU COULD POTENTIALLY STILL ACCOMPLISH THE GOAL YOU'RE TRYING TO ACCOMPLISH WITHOUT HAVING THIS OTHER UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCE." AN HB 1068, WHICH WE TALKED ABOUT BEFORE IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF THAT.

WHEN WE REACHED OUT TO THE OFFICES THAT WERE SPONSORING THAT BILL AND SAID, ''HEY, WE THINK THIS BILL IS GOING TO COST US $22 MILLION,'' THEY GASPED BECAUSE THAT WAS NOT THEIR INTENTION AT ALL.

THEY SAT ON A PHONE CALL WITH MEGHAN AND KIM AND TALKED THROUGH THE BILL AND SAID OKAY, THIS IS WHAT WE ARE TRYING TO DO, HOW CAN WE ACCOMPLISH THAT WITHOUT CAUSING THIS UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES FOR YOU? WE WENT THROUGH THAT AND THEY ULTIMATELY MADE THAT CHANGE.

MOSTLY THERE WAS STILL A LOT OF WORK LEFT TO DO, BUT THEY MADE THAT CHANGE AS THE BILL MOVE THROUGH THE PROCESS AND IT ENDED UP DYING FOR OTHER REASONS.

BUT THAT'S THE APPROACH THAT WE ALWAYS SAY, WE ALWAYS TRY TO COME TO A SITUATION WHERE WE SAY, "HEY, THERE'S GOING TO BE THIS IMPACT WE THINK THAT IF YOU DO IT THIS WAY, THAT MIGHT WORK BETTER." NUMBER 3, WE ALWAYS ARE TRYING TO BE MINDFUL OF THE MEMBERS' POLITICAL REALITIES, WE'RE WORKING WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE CONSTITUENCIES THAT ARE GETTING ELECTED BASED ON CERTAIN IDEOLOGIES AND POSITIONS AND THAT'S NOT OUR JOB TO BE INVOLVED IN THAT, IT'S OUR JOB TO UNDERSTAND THAT AND FIGURE OUT WAYS TO FIND COMMON GROUND AND WORK TOGETHER ANYWAY.

WE ALWAYS TRY TO BE VERY CAREFUL ABOUT THAT, WE TRY NOT TO, AGAIN, THAT'S WHERE WE TRY NOT TO CALL PEOPLE OUT FOR VOTING IN A WAY THAT IS CONSISTENT WITH WHAT THEY TOLD THEIR VOTERS THEY'RE GOING TO VOTE FOR.

WE TRIED TO DO WHAT WE CAN, TO COLLABORATE WHERE WE CAN, AND TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'RE MITIGATING IF WE THINK THEY'RE GOING TO BE NEGATIVE IMPACTS, BUT ULTIMATELY WE KNOW THAT SOMETIMES WE'RE GOING TO HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO VOTE A CERTAIN WAY ON A BILL THAT WE

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THINK IS GOING TO NEGATIVELY IMPACT US BUT IT'S CONSISTENT WITH THEIR EXPECTATIONS FROM THEIR CONSTITUENCY AREA AND WE HAVE TO RESPECT THAT.

THAT'S SOMETHING WE'RE ALWAYS REALLY MINDFUL OF.

NUMBER 4 IS THAT OUR PRIMARY PURPOSE IS TO BE A RESOURCE FOR LEGISLATORS, AND THAT'S ALWAYS HOW WE APPROACH THIS.

WHAT WE SAY TO EVERY SINGLE LEGISLATOR ALL THEIR OFFICES THAT WE TALK TO THEM IS THAT WE ARE HERE TO GIVE YOU INFORMATION, TO TELL YOU THIS IS WHAT WE THINK YOUR BILL WILL DO, NOT TO SAY WHETHER THAT'S GOOD OR BAD BECAUSE THAT'S NOT OUR JOB TO DECIDE, THAT'S YOUR JOB TO DECIDE AS THE LEGISLATOR BUT TO SAY THIS IS HOW THIS IS GOING TO IMPACT PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN TEXAS.

MEGHAN WILL TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW EFFECTIVE THIS HAS BEEN FOR US BUT WE'VE REALLY SEEN A LOT OF RESPONSIVENESS TO THAT FROM OUR LEGISLATORS.

THEN NUMBER 5, I THINK WRAPS ALL OF THAT UP.

WE DON'T TAKE OFFICIAL POSITIONS ON LEGISLATION.

WE WILL TALK ABOUT CONCEPTS AND WE DO SOMETIMES ONLINE LEARNING, FOR EXAMPLE, AS YOU ALL HAVE NOTED, WE'VE ADVOCATED FOR ONLINE LEARNING AS A CONCEPT, BUT WE DON'T TAKE POSITIONS ON SPECIFIC LEGISLATION AND THAT'S INTENTIONAL.

IT'S VERY PURPOSEFUL THAT AGAIN, WE DON'T WANT TO UNDERMINE OUR ABILITY TO BE A RESOURCE AND OUR ABILITY TO TALK TO LEGISLATORS ABOUT THE IMPACTS THAT THEIR BILLS MAY HAVE, AND THEN AGAIN, RESPECT THAT THEY'RE THE ONES IN THE POSITION TO MAKE THOSE DECISIONS.

WE DON'T TAKE OFFICIAL POSITIONS ON LEGISLATION.

INSTEAD, WE TRY TO HAVE THOSE COLLABORATIVE CONVERSATIONS.

>> OUR APPROACH IS VERY MUCH LED BY DENNIS EXPERIENCE FOR THOSE PEOPLE WHO DON'T KNOW.

HE WAS A LEGISLATIVE STAFFER.

THIS IS BASED ON HIS EXPERIENCE AS A LEGISLATIVE STAFFER SAYING, THIS IS WHAT'S EFFECTIVE AND THIS IS WHAT ISN'T EFFECTIVE.

I THINK THAT'S REALLY VALUABLE.

I DESCRIBE IT AS WE'RE JUST GOING TO GO MAKE BEST FRIENDS WITH EVERYONE, WHICH IS WHY I LOVE IT SO MUCH BECAUSE I'M LIKE I JUST GOT TO GO MAKE BEST FRIENDS AND THEN PEOPLE LIKE TO WORK WITH YOU WHEN YOU'RE THEIR BEST FRIENDS.

I THINK THESE EXAMPLES SHOW THAT BECAUSE OF THIS APPROACH, I THINK WE HAVE MORE CREDIBILITY WITH LEGISLATORS AND THEIR STAFF AND SO JUST A FEW EXAMPLES.

AS NUMBER 1, YOU GUYS HEARD ME SAY A SECOND AGO THAT FIVE OUT OF SIX OF OUR LEGISLATORS SHOWED UP TO A MEETING WITH OUR LEGISLATIVE LEADERSHIP COMMITTEE DURING LEGISLATIVE SESSION.

THAT'S HUGE. SOMETIMES YOU CAN'T GET A MEETING WITH YOUR LEGISLATOR WHEN YOU GO DOWN TO AUSTIN AND YOU SCHEDULE A MEETING, LIKE I HAVE A MEETING WITH YOU AT 3:30, BUT THEY'RE NOT THERE BECAUSE THEY'RE VERY BUSY.

FOR THEM TO SHOW UP FIVE OUT OF SIX OF THEM AT A MEETING DURING LEGISLATIVE SESSION WITH ALL OF OUR LLC WAS A HUGE DEAL.

DANNY REFERENCE SYSTEM 2, HELPING STAFF CHANGE LANGUAGE TO MINIMIZE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES.

WHEN WE TOLD THEM LIKE HE SAID, THIS IS GOING TO COST US 22 MILLION THEY'RE LIKE, YEAH, THAT'S NOT WHAT WE WANTED.

WE SAT DOWN WITH KIM AND KIM WAS SAYING, IF YOU CHANGE THIS WORD AND YOU CHANGE THIS WORD IT NO LONGER HAS THOSE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES AND IT STILL DOES THE THING THAT YOU'RE TRYING TO GET IT TO DO.

THEY WERE REALLY HAPPY WITH THAT.

WE WERE REALLY HAPPY WITH THAT, AND THEY WERE WILLING TO MAKE THOSE CHANGES.

WE WERE ABLE TO EDUCATE THEM ON BASICALLY, I GUESS, HOW PAY STRUCTURE AND HOW IT'S DIFFERENT FROM SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

WHEN YOU'RE USING THE LANGUAGE THEY USED, IT WOULD AFFECT EVERYONE REALLY DIFFERENTLY.

WE'VE BEEN ASKED PERSONALLY AS A DISTRICT TO COME AND BE A RESOURCE WITNESS ON BILLS SO THAT WE COULD JUST PROVIDE INFORMATION, WHICH IS A VERY BIG DEAL.

A LOT OF TIMES THEY WERE JUST ASKING TEA TO BE A RESOURCE WITNESS.

THAT WAS EXCITING FOR THEM TO ASK THAT.

THEY ALSO COME TO US AND ASK FOR SPECIFIC FEEDBACK ON DRAFT LEGISLATION PRIOR TO SESSION, WE HAD A LEGISLATOR COME AND SIT WITH OUR CURRICULUM INSTRUCTION TEAM WITH A BILL THAT HE WAS GOING TO FILE AND SAY, BASICALLY MARK IT UP, WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE? WHAT DO YOU LIKE ABOUT THIS, WHAT DO YOU NOT? THE FEEDBACK THAT WE GAVE HIM, HE TOOK OUT.

THOSE ARE THINGS THAT WE FIND REALLY VALUABLE PRIOR TO SESSION WHEN HAVING TO GO DO IT ONCE THE BILLS ALREADY IN MOTION.

LIKE I SAID, LEGISLATORS ARE PRIORITIZING OUR EVENTS.

THEY HAVE THIS WILLINGNESS TO TAKE ACTION BASED ON OUR FEEDBACK, WE WILL GO IN WITH A LIST OF BILLS THAT WE WANT TO TALK ABOUT AND THEY'RE LIKE, "OKAY.

ALL RIGHT, NEXT TO THIS ONE.

OKAY. THIS SOUNDS GOOD.

ALL RIGHT. IT SOUNDS GOOD." THAT'S HOW OUR ENTIRE MEETING GOES SOMETIMES WITH OUR LEGISLATORS BECAUSE WE TALK TO THEM SO MUCH, THEY KNOW US, THEY KNOW THAT WE WANT THE BEST FOR OUR KIDDOS AND WE WANT THE BEST FOR ALL THE KIDDOS ACROSS THE STATE.

THEN LASTLY, WE ALSO HAVE LEGISLATORS DURING LEGISLATIVE SESSION PROACTIVELY BRINGING EDUCATION AND RELATED LEGISLATION TO OUR STAFF TO GET FEEDBACK.

IT'S JUST AN ONGOING THING AND IT'S REALLY JUST, LIKE I SAID, TO ME IT'S BECOMING BEST FRIENDS BEING BEST FRIENDS AND BEING A REALLY GOOD RESOURCE TOO.

NOT JUST HI, I'M YOUR BUDDY BUT HI I'VE ALSO GOT GOOD INFORMATION.

WE HAVE A FEW IMPORTANT BILL SUMMARIES THAT WE'RE GOING TO GO THROUGH.

I WANT TO DRAW YOUR ATTENTION NOT ONLY TO THE PAGE NUMBERS, SO IF YOU GUYS WANT TO GO LOOK AT THE PAGE NUMBER TO SEE THE LONGER BILL YOU CAN ON 61.

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BUT THIS LITTLE EXCLAMATION POINT, IT MEANS THAT THIS WAS ONE OF OUR PRIORITIES THAT WE'RE ADDRESSING HEARING.

YOU'LL SEE THOSE AS WE TALK ABOUT DIFFERENT BILLS THAT RELATE TO OUR PRIORITIES.

HB 3643 IS THE TEXAS COMMISSION ON VIRTUAL EDUCATION.

AS THE SESSION AND IT WAS ABOUT THE FACT THIS ONLINE LEARNING GOTTEN IT BASICALLY CREATES A COMMISSION ON VIRTUAL EDUCATION TO DEVELOP AND MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS.

THEY HAVE THE SCHOOL FINANCE.

THE SCHOOL FINANCE COMMISSION LAST SESSION THAT THEY WERE REALLY PLEASED WITH ALL OF THE INFORMATION THAT CAME BACK AND THAT'S WHAT THEY USE TO HELP DRAFT HB 3.

THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THEY WERE LIKE, LET'S DO THIS ON PUBLIC EDUCATION OR ON ONLINE LEARNING TOO SO THAT WE CAN FIGURE OUT WHAT IS BEST TOO.

THEY CAN DELIVER UP A REPORT ON THINGS THAT THEY THINK ARE BEST FOR ONLINE LEARNING.

IT SETS MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS.

YOU HAVE TO HAVE 13 MEMBERS.

THERE HAVE TO BE TWO ETHOS PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICT TRUSTEES OR ADMIN STAFF.

THERE HAS TO BE A CLASSROOM TEACHER OR BUSINESS PERSON, SOME STATE BOARD FOLKS.

SOME LEGISLATORS ARE ON THAT AS WELL, BUT IT SETS ALL OF THOSE REQUIREMENTS FOR THAT.

THE NEXT ONE IS SB 1267 ON PAGE 42.

THIS ONE IS A GIANT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT BILL, BUT BASICALLY, AND I WON'T GO THROUGH EACH BULLET POINT HERE FOR THE SAKE OF TIME, BUT BASICALLY WHAT IT DOES IS IT COMPLETELY REWORKS THIS SET FREQUENCY REQUIREMENTS FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT.

WHERE THE STATE WAS SAYING "THIS IS HOW OFTEN YOU HAVE TO DO THIS, THIS IS HOW OFTEN YOU HAVE TO DO THIS TRAINING," WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO INSTEAD IS THEY'RE GOING TO CREATE A CLEARINGHOUSE OF INFORMATION THAT HAS RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS.

BUT THEN SCHOOL BOARDS ARE GOING TO BE ABLE TO SET THEIR OWN FREQUENCY REQUIREMENTS USING THOSE RECOMMENDATIONS AS NECESSARY, THEY CAN ADOPT THEIR OWN REQUIREMENTS.

IT ALSO EXPANDS THE AVAILABILITY OF READING AND MATH ACADEMIES TO ALL GRADES, ADJUST THE MAKEUP OF CONTINUING EDUCATION FOR TEACHERS, PRINCIPALS, AND COUNSELORS.

THIS IS A GIANT LOCAL CONTROL BILL.

IT BASICALLY SAYS WE'RE NOT GOING TO DICTATE THIS TO YOU ANYMORE, WE'RE GOING TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS AND THEN YOU CAN DECIDE HOW OFTEN YOU DO THESE TRAININGS.

HB 3261, ADJUST PROVISIONS THAT WERE IMPLEMENTED AS PART OF HB 3906.

HB 3906 WAS AN ASSESSMENTS BILL AND A LARGE CHUNK OF IT WAS GEARED TOWARD, AND THIS WAS FROM LAST SESSION, BUT A LARGE CHUNK OF IT WAS GEARED TOWARD CHANGING TO ELECTRONIC ADMINISTRATION.

IT'S GOT THREE PIECES TO IT.

THEY TALK ABOUT INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS ALLOTMENT.

IT EXPANDS THE ALLOWABLE USE FOR THAT ALLOTMENT.

IT REQUIRES THE COMMISSIONER TO COME AND ASSESS THE TECHNOLOGY NEEDS FOR DISTRICTS ACROSS THE STATE SO THAT THE STATE BOARD CAN THEN CONSIDER THAT WHEN THEY'RE DETERMINING THE AMOUNTS TO BE USED FOR THAT INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS ALLOTMENT.

THE SECOND PART ADDRESSES ELECTRONIC ADMINISTRATION.

IT CREATES A GRANT PROGRAM TO HELP ASSIST DISTRICTS IN GETTING THE INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDED TO START ADMINISTERING ALL TESTS ELECTRONICALLY.

IT REQUIRES ASSESSMENTS TO BE MINISTERED ELECTRONICALLY BEGINNING IN THE 2022/23 SCHOOL YEAR UNLESS COMMISSIONER RULE GIVES SOME FLEXIBILITY THERE.

THEN LASTLY, IT MAKES SOME CLARIFICATIONS WITH ASSESSMENTS LAST SESSION 3906, SO THAT YOU COULDN'T HAVE AN ASSESSMENT ON A MONDAY, THAT YOU CAN ADMINISTER AN ASSESSMENT ON MONDAY, AND NOW THEY SAID, WELL, YOU CAN ADMINISTER IT WELL, THE FIRST INSTRUCTIONAL DAY, SO THAT COULD BE A TUESDAY.

BUT YOU CAN ADMINISTER AN ASSESSMENT ON THE FIRST INSTRUCTIONAL DAY OF THE WEEK UPON REQUEST IF ANOTHER DAY PRESENTS AN ADMINISTRATIVE BURDEN.

IT ALSO CHANGES THE STRUCTURE OF I THINK IT SAID LAST SESSION, 75.

>>SEVENTY FIVE PERCENT OF THE TEST.

>>SEVENTY FIVE PERCENT OF THE TEST COULD ONLY BE MULTIPLE-CHOICE QUESTIONS.

NOW THEY'VE CHANGED IT AND SAID 75 PERCENT OF THE AVAILABLE POINTS ON THE ASSESSMENT.

YOU COULD HAVE A GREATER AMOUNT OF THE TEST BE MULTIPLE CHOICE, BUT IT'S ONLY WORTH 50 PERCENT, IF YOU WILL, OF THE TEST.

FORTY FIVE FORTY FIVE IS ON PAGE 65.

THIS BASICALLY ELIMINATES, WELL, THE FIRST BIG ONE AS FAR AS ACCELERATED INSTRUCTION IS CONCERNED.

NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE WERE TALKING ABOUT THIS, BUT THIS IS A HUGE DEAL BECAUSE IT ELIMINATES THE REQUIREMENT TO PASS STAR FOR PROMOTION IN ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL.

THAT'S THAT FIRST BULLET POINT AND IT'S A VERY BIG DEAL.

IT ALSO REQUIRES THE DEVELOPMENT INSTEAD OF HOLDING A STUDENT BACK AND NOT ALLOWING THEM TO GO TO THE NEXT GRADE IF THEY DON'T PASS, IT REQUIRES THE DEVELOPMENT OF AN ACCELERATED LEARNING COMMITTEE FOR A STUDENT.

THERE'S A LOT OF REQUIREMENTS ON HOW THAT'S SET UP AND WHAT YOU HAVE TO DO FOR THOSE STUDENTS OUTLINED IN THE BILL.

BUT THAT'S LIKE, INSTEAD OF HOLDING THEM BACK, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A COMMITTEE THAT ADDRESSES THIS AND TRIES TO FIGURE OUT HOW DO WE GET THEM BACK ON LEVEL.

POST-SECONDARY READINESS, IT ELIMINATES THE REQUIREMENT THAT TEA ADOPT OR DEVELOP POST-SECONDARY READINESS ASSESSMENT INSTRUMENTS FOR ALGEBRA 2 AND ENGLISH 3.

THESE WERE OPTIONAL ANYWAY, YOU DIDN'T HAVE TO ADMINISTER THESE IN YOUR DISTRICT IF YOU DIDN'T WANT TO.

WE DON'T. THIS ALSO JUST MAKES IT TO WHERE TEA IS NOT REQUIRED TO DEVELOP THEM ANYMORE.

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THEN LASTLY, IT CREATES THE STRONG FOUNDATIONS OF GRANT PROGRAM TO IMPLEMENT AN APPROACH THAT COMBINES HIGH-QUALITY INSTRUCTION MATERIALS AND SUPPORT STRUCTURES AND PROVIDES GUIDELINES FOR IMPLEMENTATION.

IT'S GEARED TOWARD LOW-PERFORMING SCHOOLS.

THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO ARE GOING TO BE, IF YOU FALL AND IF YOU'RE A CAMPUS WHO HAS A D OR AN F AND AT THE BOTTOM FIVE PERCENT OF CAMPUSES BASED ON 3RD-GRADE READING ASSESSMENT, THEN IT ALLOWS THE COMMISSIONER COME IN AND REQUIRE YOU TO COMPLY WITH THESE STRONG FOUNDATION GRANT PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS, BUT IT'S ALSO AVAILABLE TO ANYONE WHO APPLIES.

BUT IT'S DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR THOSE SCHOOLS, THOSE UNDERPERFORMING SCHOOLS.

>> JUST BEFORE I GO INTO THIS ONE, I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE YOU ALL KNOW WE ARE WORKING ON A PROCESS FOR GETTING ALL OF THIS INFORMATION OUT TO ALL OF OUR DEPARTMENTS.

WE HAD A PROCESS WE USED LAST SESSION THAT THERE WERE SOME THINGS WE DIDN'T LOVE ABOUT IT AND SO WE'RE MAKING A FEW CHANGES.

OUR STAFF MEMBERS TO START GETTING ALL THESE QUESTIONS BECAUSE THERE'S A LOT OF WORK TO BE DONE IN THIS AND THERE'S ALSO A LOT LEFT FOR US TO LEARN FROM TEA AS THEY INTERPRET A LOT OF THESE LAWS.

I JUST WANT TO PUT THAT OUT THERE THAT THERE'S GOING TO BE A LOT TO BE SAID ABOUT THIS, THAT 45451 THE ACCELERATED LEARNING COMMITTEES, THERE'S A LOT THAT'S GOING TO GO INTO THAT.

THAT'S GOING TO TAKE A LOT OF WORK AND SO I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE'VE STILL GOT A WAYS TO GO ON, ON FIGURING ALL OF THAT OUT.

HEADING INTO SP1, THIS IS THE STATE BUDGET.

THIS IS ON PAGE 41 OF YOUR BOOK.

I'M SORRY, I MIGHT HAVE MISSED THIS, BUT SOME OF THESE HAVE THESE LITTLE YELLOW EXCLAMATION MARKS.

YOU SAID THAT? OKAY. GOOD. THE STATE BUDGET APPROPRIATE $64.5 MILLION FOR PUBLIC EDUCATION ABOUT AND ALMOST 52 MILLION OF THAT IS THE FOUNDATION SCHOOL PROGRAM FUNDING.

THAT FULLY FUNDS PUBLIC EDUCATION FOR THE NEXT TWO YEARS.

THAT'S AT HB3 LEVELS WITH ENROLLMENT GROWTH.

THAT WAS REALLY GREAT TO SEE LEGISLATORS COMMITTED TO THAT RIGHT UP FRONT AND THEY FOLLOWED THROUGH ON THAT COMMITMENT AS THEY WENT THROUGH THE SESSION.

THE BUDGET ALSO MAINTAINS THE TRANSPORTATION ALLOTMENT, WHICH WAS A CHANGE FROM HB3 THAT THAT'S NOW SET IN THE BUDGET.

THAT WAS MAINTAINED AT THE SAME LEVEL AND MAINTAIN THE BASIC ALLOTMENT WHICH IS THE PRIMARY INPUT TO THE SCHOOL FUNDING FORMULA.

THEN ALSO THE GUARANTEED YIELD FOR GOLDEN PENNIES AND COPPER PENNIES WHICH ARE BOTH TIED TO THE BASIC ALLOTMENT.

THE BILL APPROPRIATES $30 MILLION ANNUALLY FOR SUPPLEMENTAL SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS.

THE BILL THAT TALKS ABOUT HOW THIS MONEY IS SPENT IS LATER ON IN THE PRESENTATION.

THIS IS SOME MONEY THAT'S BEEN SET ASIDE SPECIFICALLY FOR THIS PROGRAM THOUGH.

AT THE SAME TIME IT ACTUALLY REDUCED THE NEW INSTRUCTIONAL FACILITIES ALLOTMENT, WHICH IS AN ALLOTMENT THAT'S MEANT TO HELP FUND WHEN YOU OPEN NEW SCHOOLS.

THAT HAD BEEN SET AT A $100 MILLION ANNUALLY.

THAT'S FOUND UNDER $70 MILLION ANNUALLY BECAUSE THEY TOOK 30 MILLION OF THAT TO PUT INTO THAT SUPPLEMENTAL SPECIAL EDUCATION SERVICES BUCKET.

THE BUDGET MAINTAINED THE SCHOOL SAFETY ALLOTMENT, THIS WAS NOT IN THE ORIGINAL INTRODUCED BUDGET BUT THEY PUT IT BACK IN THERE AND SO THAT'S $50 MILLION PER YEAR STATEWIDE.

THAT'S SET AT 972 PER STUDENT IN STATUTE, BUT THEY DON'T HAVE TO FUND IT EVERY YEAR, BUT THEY DID END UP FUNDING IT THIS YEAR.

IT APPROPRIATES A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR THE TEACHER INCENTIVE ALLOTMENT.

WE'VE TALKED ABOUT THE TEACHER INCENTIVE ALLOTMENT A LITTLE BIT AND THIS IS A REALLY HUGE THING, THE TEACHER INCENTIVE ALLOTMENT AND THERE'S A LOT OF DETAIL ON THAT.

BUT ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT ABOUT THE TEACHER INCENTIVE ALLOTMENT IS THAT IT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO HAVE A VERY SIGNIFICANT IMPACT ON PUBLIC EDUCATION FUNDING IN TEXAS AND I THINK THIS BUDGET IS A GREAT EXAMPLE OF HOW YOU CAN SEE THAT.

IN THE FIRST YEAR OF THE BIENNIUM, IT APPROPRIATED $86.6 MILLION FOR THE TEACHER INCENTIVE ALLOTMENT, AND IN THE SECOND YEAR OF THE PROGRAM, IT APPROPRIATED $187 MILLION.

THE REASON FOR THAT IS BECAUSE GETTING A LOCAL DESIGNATION SYSTEM SETUP IS A LONG ARDUOUS PROCESS.

BUT AS DISTRICTS DO THAT AND IT STARTS GETTING SET UP, MORE AND MORE TEACHERS ARE GOING TO BE DESIGNATED AND QUALIFYING FOR THIS MONEY.

YOU SEE THAT THE MONEY THAT THEY'RE ANTICIPATING SPENDING BASED ON THE FACT THAT THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE MORE AND MORE DISTRICTS GETTING APPROVED AND DESIGNATING TEACHERS INCREASES BY A $100 MILLION IN ONE YEAR.

THAT'S A BIG DEAL AS WE MOVE FORWARD AND THIS PROGRAM CONTINUES TO GROW AND EXPAND.

JUST WANTED TO POINT THAT OUT.

THEN THE LAST PIECE, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT NOBODY KNEW ABOUT UNTIL AFTER SESSION, IT HAPPENED.

WE'RE NOT REALLY SURE HOW IT HAPPENED HONESTLY.

BUT THE BUDGET ACTUALLY REALLOCATES JUST OVER $620 MILLION AWAY FROM THE TECHNOLOGY AND INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS ALLOTMENT TO OTHER EDUCATION-RELATED PROGRAMS THAT ARE BUILT-IN TO HB 1525,

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WHICH WE'LL TALK ABOUT HERE IN A SECOND.

IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW THIS ISN'T A CUT BECAUSE ALL OF THIS MONEY IS STILL GOING TO EDUCATION.

HOWEVER, THIS MONEY HAS MOVED FROM THE TIMA, IT'S GOT A LOT OF DISTRICT CONTROLLING IT.

WE HAVE A LOT OF CONTROL. I MEAN, THERE ARE CERTAIN ALLOWABLE USES FOR THAT FUNDS.

BUT WE HAVE A LOT OF SAY IN WHAT WE CAN SPEND THAT MONEY ON AND WE CAN MAKE THAT MONEY FOR FUTURE YEARS.

IT'S TAKING MONEY OUT OF THAT AND MOVING INTO PROGRAMS THAT ARE GOING TO BE ADMINISTERED BY THE COMMISSIONER.

THAT'S A BIG DEAL BECAUSE THERE'S A POTENTIAL FOR US TO NOT HAVE AS MUCH CONTROL OVER SOME OF THIS MONEY.

NOW, WE'RE ABOUT TO GET INTO 1525.

BEFORE KIM TALKED TO YOU ALL ABOUT THE FACT THAT WE'RE GETTING A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF ADDITIONAL MONEY FROM THE STATE IN 1525 IS AS A RESULT OF THIS EXTRA ALLOTMENT THEY'RE DOING FOR LOW SR FUNDED DISTRICTS.

SOME OF THAT MONEY MAYBE WE'VE PAID FOR IT OUT OF THIS.

IT'S HARD TO KNOW EXACTLY WHERE THIS MONEY WENT DIRECTLY BECAUSE THAT'S NOT REALLY HOW THE BUDGET WORKS.

YOU CAN'T IF THEY DON'T EQUAL EXACTLY THE SAME AMOUNT.

BUT WE MAY STILL GET THIS MONEY, IT MAY JUST BE IN A DIFFERENT FORM, IT MAY HAVE STRINGS ATTACHED.

IT'S AN INTERESTING ISSUE THAT AGAIN, NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNEW ABOUT.

IT DIDN'T REALLY COME UP UNTIL AFTER BECAUSE IT GOT ADDED INTO THE CONFERENCE COMMITTEE REPORT OF THE BUDGET.

IT WAS AT THE VERY LAST MINUTE.

FROM WHAT I'VE HEARD, THERE'S AN EXPECTATION THAT THIS IS A ONETIME CHANGE AND THAT THIS MONEY WILL BE BACK IN TIMA THE NEXT BIENNIUM.

WE HAVE A SMALLER PROCLAMATION THAN USUAL THIS YEAR, BUT A MUCH LARGER ONE COMING NEXT BIENNIUM.

THEY DIDN'T CHANGE THE AMOUNT THAT WAS ALLOCATED TO THE TIMA FUND.

THE APPROPRIATION FOR THE TIMA FUND WAS THE SAME.

THEY JUST THEN PUT IT IN THE FUND AND THEN THEY MOVED IT OUT OF THE FUND LATER IN A CONTINGENCY RIGHT OF FOR 1525.

WE DO ANTICIPATE THIS COMING BACK, BUT IT WILL BE AN IMPORTANT THING FOR US TO LOOK AT NEXT SESSION.

SO 1525, THIS IS A GIANT BILL.

THIS WAS ORIGINALLY BEING CALLED THE HB3 CLEAN UP BILL, BUT IT REALLY BECAME WHAT'S KNOWN AS A CHRISTMAS TREE BILL WHERE PEOPLE HANG THEIR BILLS AS ORNAMENTS ON THE CHRISTMAS TREE THROUGHOUT THE SESSION AND THAT HAD TO DO WITH HOW BROAD THE CAPTION WAS IN THE HOUSE.

ANYTHING IN THE BILL HAS TO BE RELEVANT TO THE CAPTION.

CAPTION OF HB 1525 WAS RELATING TO PUBLIC EDUCATION AND PUBLIC SCHOOL FINANCE.

THAT'S PRETTY BROAD AND YOU CAN'T GET REALLY ANY BROADER THAN THAT.

LOTS OF THINGS STARTED GETTING HANG ON TO THIS.

A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT I WANT TO MENTION ON THIS, THIS ONE IS ON PAGE 53.

THIS BILL REQUIRES SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO ACCEPT DONATIONS FROM PTAS TO FUND SPECIFIC STAFF POSITIONS AT SPECIFIC CAMPUSES AND THEN IT MADE SOME CHANGES TO SCHOOL HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCILS.

IT APPLIED SOME CERTAIN PROVISIONS OF THE OPEN MEETINGS ACT TO SCHOOL HEALTH ADVISORY COUNCILS, ALSO CALLED CHECKS, THINGS LIKE POSTING MEETINGS 72 HOURS BEFOREHAND, HAVING TO DO MINUTES, HAVING THOSE MINUTES POSTED ON THE WEBSITE, THINGS LIKE THAT.

IT'S GOING TO REQUIRE BOARD POLICY TO ADDRESS THE ADOPTION OF HUMAN SEXUALITY INSTRUCTION CURRICULUM AND IT'S GOING TO REQUIRE THAT POLICY TO INCLUDE CONVENING THE SHAC TO MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS.

I THINK THIS CAME UP IN THE LAST BOARD MEETING, BUT IT MAKES HUMAN SEXUALITY INSTRUCTION OPT IN INSTEAD OF OPT OUT.

THAT STARTS WITH THIS NEXT SCHOOL YEAR.

STARTING WITH THIS NEXT SCHOOL YEAR, EVERYBODY WILL HAVE TO OPT IN IF THEY WANT THIS INSTRUCTION RATHER THAN OPTING OUT OF THE INSTRUCTION.

THEN IT ALSO ESTABLISHES A STATEWIDE TUTORING PROGRAM TO BASICALLY HELP CONNECT RETIRED EDUCATORS WITH SCHOOL DISTRICTS FOR TUTORING.

THE NEXT PIECE IS THAT IT PROVIDES THAT ALLOTMENT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT.

THIS IS FOR LOW SR DISTRICTS.

THE ESTIMATE THAT WE'VE COME UP WITH THIS IS $44 MILLION AND THEN THAT'S OFFSET BY OUR SR 2 AND 3 FUNDS.

IT ENDS UP BEING LIKE $36 MILLION ON TOP OF THE SR 2,3 FUNDS THAT WE'VE BEEN ALLOCATED OVER THE NEXT TWO YEARS.

AGAIN, THAT'S A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF MONEY.

WE HAVE NO IDEA WHAT STRINGS ARE GOING TO BE ATTACHED TO THAT YET.

STILL A LOT MORE TO COME ON THAT.

THE BILL ALSO REQUIRES CEA TO IDENTIFY DISTRICTS THAT ARE ENGAGED IN TAX SWAPS THAT VIOLATED HB3 PROHIBITED TAX SWAP, SO THEY'RE JUST WANT TO GO FIND ANY DISTRICTS THAT DID THAT WHEN THEY WEREN'T SUPPOSED TO.

REQUIRES DISTRICTS TO MAINTAIN SALARY INCREASES FROM HP3, MAKES THE CTE ALLOTMENT A TIERED SYSTEM.

IT USED TO BE THAT YOU GOT THE SAME ALLOTMENT FOR STUDENTS IN ANY CTE COURSE, BUT NOW THEY'RE BREAKING THAT UP BASED ON THE LEVEL OF CTE COURSE.

IT REINSTATES THE GT ALLOTMENT, WHICH I THINK KIM MENTIONED AS WELL AT THE 14TH MEETING AND THAT'S STILL KEPT AT FIVE PERCENT OF YOUR STUDENTS LIKE IT WAS PRIOR TO WHEN IT WAS REMOVED.

THE THING ABOUT THAT IS WHEN THEY'VE REMOVED IT, THEY PUT THAT MONEY INTO THE BASIC ALLOTMENT.

THIS TIME WHEN THEY PUT IT BACK, THEY PUT IT BACK ON TOP OF THE BASIC ALLOTMENT.

IT IS ADDITIONAL MONEY THAT REINSTATED THAT.

REALLY IMPORTANTLY, THIS REWORKS THE FAST GROWTH ALLOTMENT WHICH IS TO BE A TIERED SYSTEM THAT'S BASED ON STUDENT ENROLLMENT GROWTH IN NUMBERS OVER SIX YEARS AND

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INCLUDES A CAP ON EXPENDITURES FOR THE ALLOTMENT.

KIM TALKED TO YOU ALL ABOUT THAT AS WELL.

THERE'S A LOT MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS IN YOUR BOOK.

>> CAN I ASK YOU A QUICK QUESTION ABOUT THAT?

>> YES.

>> HOW WILL WE AS A DISTRICT MOVE TO WORK THAT THE CURRICULUM FOR THE ABSENCE EDUCATION PROGRAM, HOW DO WE MAKE UP OPT IN VERSUS OPT OUT? IS IT JUST A PERMISSION SLIP THAT GOES HOME OR IS IT SOMETHING THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IN INFO SNAP FOR FAMILIES THAT ARE IMPACTED BY THAT CURRICULUM? HOW DO WE DO THAT?

>> WEST YOU ALREADY? YEAH.

>> IT'S GENERALLY A PERMISSION SLIP THAT GOES HOME AHEAD OF TIME WHERE WE TELL THE PARENTS WHERE THE INFORMATION SESSION IS GOING TO BE, WHEN WE'RE GOING TO PREVIEW THE MATERIALS AND THEIR CURRICULUM IN THOSE PIECES.

THAT IS SOMETHING THAT WE CAN CERTAINLY BRING UP TO THE SHAC GROUP TO TALK ABOUT FOR THIS NEXT YEAR.

>> FOR THAT AND FOR THE PREVIEW, WILL THAT BE ON CAMPUS OR VIRTUAL FOR PARENTS? OR BOTH?

>> IN THE PAST, WE'VE HAD IT ON CAMPUSES BECAUSE ONE OF THE THINGS WE WERE CONSIDERING WAS WITH THE ISSUE WE LEARNED A LOT.

THIS LAST YEAR WE DID SOME VIRTUALLY AND SO WE WOULD LIKE TO CONTINUE THAT TO ALLOW MORE PARENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO READ THE MATERIALS.

>> OKAY. THANK YOU.

>> JUST FOR THE SAKE OF TIME, AGAIN, YOU GUYS HAVE THIS PRESENTATION, ALL OF THIS INFORMATION IS IN YOUR BOOK, SO I'M GOING TO MOVE A LITTLE BIT FASTER HERE AND SKIP OVER A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT ARE IN THE PRESENTATION FOR YOU ALL.

I'M GOING TO MOVE TO HB 3979.

THIS ONE IS ON PAGE 63 IN YOUR BOOK.

THIS BILL IS ABOUT THE SOCIAL STUDIES CURRICULUM.

THIS BILL GOT A LOT OF ATTENTION THROUGHOUT THE SESSION.

IT WAS OFTEN CALLED THE CRT BILL.

THERE'S A LOT OF INFORMATION OUT THERE ABOUT IT AND A LOT OF MISINFORMATION OUT THERE ABOUT IT FROM BOTH SUPPORTERS AND OPPONENTS OF THE BILL.

ONE OF THE THINGS THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO KNOW IS IT ADDS A WHOLE LOT OF NEW THINGS TO THE TEKS.

THERE'S A WHOLE LONG LIST OF SPECIFIC THINGS THAT ARE ADDED TO THE TEKS, SOME OF WHICH ARE ALREADY IN THE TEKS, SOME OF WHICH AREN'T, BUT THEY'RE NOW GOING TO BE IN STATUTE, REQUIRED TO BE IN THE TEKS.

THAT LIST IS IN YOUR BOOK.

IN ADDITION TO THAT, IT DOES SOME PROHIBITION, SPECIFICALLY FOR COURSES IN SOCIAL STUDIES, LIKE PRIVATE SCHOOLS FROM COMPELLING TEACHERS TO DISCUSS PARTICULAR CURRENT EVENTS OR CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES OF PUBLIC POLICY OR SOCIAL AFFAIRS, AND FOR TEACHERS THAT DO CHOOSE TO DO THAT REQUIRES THEM TO STRIVE TO THE BEST OF THEIR ABILITY TO EXPLORE THE TOPIC FROM DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES WITHOUT GIVING DEFERENCE TO ANY PARTICULAR PERSPECTIVE.

IT PROHIBITS SCHOOL DISTRICTS FROM INCLUDING IN THEIR TEACHING THAT ONE RACE IS INHERENTLY SUPERIOR TO ANOTHER.

THINGS LIKE THAT. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT IT ADDS TO THE TEKS WHICH IS REALLY INTERESTING, I THINK, AND HASN'T BEEN TALKED ABOUT A LOT IS REQUIRES THE TEACHING OF WHITE SUPREMACY, INCLUDING THE HISTORY OF SLAVERY AND THE KU KLUX KLAN, AND THE EUGENICS MOVEMENT AND THE WAYS IN WHICH IT IS MORALLY WRONG.

THAT WILL BE ADDED TO THE TEKS NOW.

ONE OF THE BIGGEST THINGS I WANT YOU ALL TO KNOW ABOUT THIS BILL BECAUSE THERE'S BEEN SO MUCH TALK ABOUT IT IS THAT I SAT DOWN WITH WESS AND WE WENT THROUGH THIS BILL POINT-BY-POINT AND AS WE LOOKED AT THIS WE SAID, ''THIS BILL IS NOT GOING TO CHANGE ANY OF OUR PRACTICES IN THE DISTRICT." WE ARE IN COMPLETE COMPLIANCE WITH THIS BILL IN TERMS OF HOW WE'RE TEACHING SOCIAL STUDIES RIGHT NOW."

>> MR. STOCKTON, THAT POINT NEEDS TO BE EMPHASIZED BECAUSE WE GET THIS QUESTION AT MULTIPLE SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS NOW.

WE'VE HAD THE QUESTION POSED OR COMMENTS MADE ABOUT IT.

I WANT TO EMPHASIZE AGAIN THAT FRISCO ISD HAS BEEN AND WILL CONTINUE TO BE IN COMPLIANCE WITH THIS BILL.

IT IS NOTHING NEW WITH REGARD TO OUR TEACHING OF THIS MATERIAL.

>> THAT'S CORRECT.

>> THANK YOU.

>> LIKE I SAID, I'M GOING TO SKIP THROUGH SOME OF THIS STUFF JUST FOR THE SAKE OF TIME.

AGAIN, THIS IS ALL BEEN SENT TO YOU ALL AND IT'S ALL IN THE BOOK IN EVEN MORE DETAIL THAN IT IS ON THIS SLIDE.

THE LAST THING I WANT TO SAY BEFORE I HAND IT OVER TO MEGHAN TO WRAP UP FOR US IS THE VETOED BILLS.

WE HAD FOUR BILLS THAT WERE EDUCATION-RELATED THAT WERE VETOED BY THE GOVERNOR AND I WANTED TO PUT THEM UP HERE FOR YOU.

THAT'S SB1109, WHICH REQUIRED INSTRUCTION ON THE PREVENTION OF CHILD ABUSE, FAMILY VIOLENCE, AND DATING VIOLENCE FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH-SCHOOL STUDENTS.

THE GOVERNOR'S VETO STATEMENT ON THIS ONE SAID THAT HE VETOED THIS BECAUSE IT DIDN'T INCLUDE A PARENTAL OPT-OUT PROVISION.

HE SAID IT WASN'T ABOUT HAVING THIS INSTRUCTION, IT WAS ABOUT NOT ALLOWING PARENTS TO OPT OUT OF THIS INSTRUCTION.

USUALLY, THERE'S A VETO STATEMENT WHEN THE GOVERNOR VETOES A BILL.

TWO OF THESE BILLS DIDN'T HAVE A VETO STATEMENT YET, THEY MAY JUST NOT HAVE BEEN POSTED YET.

THE OTHER TWO WERE HB 3207 AND 1477.

3207 WOULD PROHIBIT TRS FROM WITHHOLDING BENEFITS FOR

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RETIREES WHO RESUME SERVICE IN AN AREA SUBJECT TO A DISASTER DECLARATION.

HE VETOED THAT. WE DON'T HAVE A VETO STATEMENT.

1477 HAS TO DO WITH PUBLIC WORKS CONTRACTS.

IT'S REALLY COMPLICATED, BUT HE VETOED THAT.

THERE WAS NO STATEMENT ON THAT ONE.

SB 36 MADE SOME CHANGES TO THE UPDATE TO THE HAZING LAW FROM LAST SESSION.

HIS VETO STATEMENT ON THIS SAID HE ACTUALLY LIKED THE WHOLE BILL EXCEPT THAT IT ADDED A TASK FORCE THAT HE FELT WAS UNNECESSARY THAT WAS ADDED ON THE HOUSE SIDE, AND HE FELT LIKE THAT WAS UNNECESSARY AND SIMPLY GREW GOVERNMENT.

SO HE VETOED THE BILL FOR THAT REASON.

>> NOW THAT THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION IS OVER, WE DON'T DO NOTHING IN GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS.

OH NOW THE SESSION IS OVER, YOU JUST LIKED HANGING OUT, AND WE'RE NOT.

THE INTERIM IS A GOOD TIME TO ACTUALLY REALLY GET INVOLVED DURING THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION BECAUSE IT'S ONE THE AGENDA FOR THE LEGISLATIVE SESSION IS ESSENTIALLY SET.

IF YOU'RE ONLY DOING WORK DURING LEGISLATIVE SESSION, YOU'RE PLAYING CATCH UP, YOU'RE REACTIVE AND YOU'RE NOT A PART OF ANY OF THE DEVELOPING OF WHAT'S ACTUALLY GOING TO HAPPEN AND WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO ADDRESS.

NOT TO MENTION THIS INTERIM.

WE'RE PROBABLY LOOKING AT SEVERAL SPECIAL SESSIONS THAT WE'LL PROBABLY HAVE TO BE INVOLVED WITH, HOPING THAT ONE OF THOSE IS ADDRESSING ONLINE LEARNING.

THE FIRST THING THAT ALWAYS COMES OUT EVERY YEAR AS INTERIM CHARGES WHERE THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR AND THE HOUSE SPEAKER GAVE OUT INTERIM CHARGES FOR EACH OF THE COMMITTEES.

WE'LL BE LOOKING AT WHAT THE EDUCATION COMMITTEES OR OTHER COMMITTEES THAT HAVE CHARGES THAT RELATE TO PUBLIC EDUCATION AND LOOKING AT THOSE.

THEY DEVELOPED A COUPLE OF COMMISSIONS, LIKE I SAID, THE VIRTUAL SCHOOL COMMISSION EARLIER AND THEY ALSO HAVE A SPECIAL EDUCATION FUNDING COMMISSION.

THAT IT'S A REALLY GOOD IDEA FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS TO BE INVOLVED IN THOSE.

THEY'RE REQUIRED TO HAVE SOME FOLKS FROM SCHOOL DISTRICTS, SO THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE TRYING TO GET INVOLVED IN.

THE RULE-MAKING PROCESS IS REALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE IT'S WHERE THE TEA BASICALLY SAYS HERE'S THE NEW RULE OR HERE'S THE NEW LAW THAT ISN'T SUPER SPECIFIC, AND THEN THEY ARE GOING TO WRITE OUT THE RULES FOR IMPLEMENTATION.

WE LIKE TO BE INVOLVED IN THAT PROCESS AND MAKE SURE THAT WE BASICALLY AGREE WITH THEIR INTERPRETATION OF THE RULE AND PROVIDE FEEDBACK AND PUBLIC COMMENT FOR THOSE THINGS.

THAT'S SOMETHING THAT WE DO THROUGHOUT.

THEN IF THERE ARE ANY INTERIM HEARINGS ON THINGS THAT HAVE TO DO WITH ANY OF OUR PRIORITIES, WE WOULD WANT TO BE INVOLVED IN THOSE AND THAT'S REALLY YOUR FIRST OPPORTUNITY TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK FOR HOW THE NEXT SESSION IS GOING TO SHAPE UP.

>> ONE THING I FORGOT TO MENTION I WANTED TO LET YOU ALL KNOW IS THE GOVERNOR ALSO VETOED ARTICLE 10 OF THE STATE BUDGET, WHICH IS THE PORTION OF THE BUDGET THAT FUNDS THE LEGISLATURE.

HE SAID HE WAS GOING TO DO THAT AFTER THE WALKOUT HAPPENED, BUT IT'S OFFICIAL, HE ACTUALLY DID IT.

THE REASON WHY THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT TO KNOW IS BECAUSE IT ACTUALLY IMPACTS THE TIMING OF A SPECIAL SESSION.

WE KNOW WE'RE GOING TO HAVE A SPECIAL SESSION SOMETIME LATER THIS FALL ON REDISTRICTING AND THE REST OF THE ALLOCATION OF THE FEDERAL COVID RELIEF MONEY.

WE UNDERSTOOD THAT THERE WOULD LIKELY BE A SECOND SESSION, WE JUST DIDN'T KNOW EXACTLY WHEN IT WAS GOING TO BE.

IT WILL HAVE TO NOW BE BEFORE THE END OF AUGUST BECAUSE THAT'S WHEN THE MONEY FOR THE LEGISLATURE RUNS OUT.

THE LAST THING I'VE HEARD IS THAT WILL BE HAPPENING IN AUGUST, PERHAPS THE END OF JULY IS WHEN IT WILL START AND THEN IT'LL RUN INTO MOST OF AUGUST BECAUSE THEY'RE 30 DAYS, THAT'S HOW LONG A SPECIAL SESSION LASTS.

WE'LL CONTINUE TO WAIT TO HEAR MORE ON WHAT THAT WILL BE AND OBVIOUSLY, WE'LL BE PAYING ATTENTION TO WHATEVER TOPICS ARE ADDED ON TO THAT.

WITH THAT, WE WILL BE DONE UNLESS YOU ALL HAVE ANY QUESTIONS.

>> I WAS THE ONLY MEMBER OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE THAT'S HERE RIGHT NOW.

I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU GUYS FOR ALL OF THE WORK YOU DID WITH US OVER THIS SESSION.

OUR WEEKLY MEETINGS WERE VERY INFORMATIVE, AND GOING BACK TO THE DAYS BEFORE WE HAD YOU GUYS AND WE WERE JUST WINGING IT ON A VOLUNTARY BASIS.

YOU GUYS, I'VE NEVER FELT MORE UP TO SPEED ON WHAT'S GOING ON DOWN THERE AND CUTTING THROUGH THE NOISE TO FIGURE OUT WHAT MATTERS MOST.

A VERY VALUABLE, YOU'RE DEFINITELY MAKING A NAME FOR YOURSELVES IN THE NORTH TEXAS COMMUNITY, BUT ACROSS THE STATE AS WELL.

THIS SPEAKS TO, I THINK EVERYBODY IN THIS ROOM AND ALL OF YOUR TEAMS, BUT SOME TIME TOWARDS THE END OF THE SESSION WE GOT THIS MESSAGE FROM ONE OF OUR LOCAL DELEGATION STAFFERS WHO SAID JUST RECEIVED A GREAT COMPLIMENT ON FISD FROM AN AFFILIATED PERSON HERE IN AUSTIN THAT YOU ALL ARE DOING IT RIGHT IN FRISCO AND THE SCHOOL DISTRICT DOES A GREAT JOB BUILDING FOR THE FUTURE, NOT JUST PUTTING BAND-AIDS ON CURRENT SITUATIONS.

THEY KNOW THAT BECAUSE OF THE WORK THAT YOU GUYS ARE DOING NOW THEY'RE TELLING THEM SO. APPRECIATE IT.

>> THANK YOU.

>> WE'D ALSO LIKE TO THANK REPRESENTATIVES HOLLAND PATTERSON, SANFORD SHAHEEN, AS WELL AS SENATOR ANGELA PAXTON FOR MEETING WITH US AND FOR ENGAGING IN MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS ABOUT BILLS AND ABOUT LEGISLATION THAT IMPACTS NOT ONLY OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT BUT THE 5.4 MILLION PUBLIC SCHOOL CHILDREN THROUGHOUT THE STATE.

WE APPRECIATE THEIR PARTNERSHIP WITH US.

I KNOW THAT YOU ALL ARE ALMOST ON A DAILY MESSAGE WITH MOST OF THEM THROUGHOUT SESSION.

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THAT PARTNERSHIP IS REALLY IMPORTANT TO US AND IT'S ONE THAT WE VALUE.

WE WANTED TO JUST TAKE A MOMENT TO THANK OUR FISD DELEGATION FOR ENGAGING WITH US OVER THIS SESSION AND IN SESSIONS PAST.

THANK YOU AND THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH.

BOARD, FOR ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS? OKAY. WE WILL MOVE TO OUR LAST ITEM.

CONSIDER AN ACT ON ADJOURNMENT.

>> MOVE TO ADJOURN.

>> MOTION BY MR. CLASSE, SECOND BY MR. RUDY. ALL IN FAVOR?

>> AYE.

>> MOTION PASSES 5-0.

WE ARE OFFICIALLY ADJOURNED. THANK YOU ALL FOR COMING.

WE APPRECIATE YOU BEING HERE.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.