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ALOT IF YOU WOULD DO WRONG OUR. DR BAUER. I BELIEVE YOU'RE ON MUTE. I'LL MOVE ON MS CARTIER.

MRS GAUTIER. YES. THANK YOU. DR HAROLD. YEAH. THIS WH. MS KARWACKI. YES, I'M HERE.

MISS KELLY. YES. DOCTOR MILLER HERE. DR PHILLIPS. DR PHILLIPS. MR CARDI. DOES IT. MR ROBINSON.

SUPERINTENDENT PERSON. YEAH. WE'LL GO BACK TO DR BAUER. PRESIDENT. THANK YOU. AND DR PHILLIPS. HERE. IT COMPLETES THE ROLL CALL. THANK YOU, MR ALO. UM SO. OUR BOARD MEETING

[Swearing-In Ceremony: 2021-2022 Student Board Member, Ms. Kanae Holcomb, Harford Technical High School]

IN JULY. WE ALWAYS HAVE THE PLEASURE. SWEARING IN OUR NEW STUDENT BOARD OF EDUCATION MEMBER MHM. SO MISS HOLCOMB WILL BE THE THIRD STUDENT BOARD MEMBER. I'VE HAD THE CHANCE TO SQUARE. SO BEFORE WE WALK DOWN THERE. I'M GOING TO READ A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HER, SO I DON'T HAVE TO READ THIS WHILE I'M STANDING THERE. SO A LITTLE BIT ABOUT KENNY HACHEM. SHE'S A SENIOR AT HARVARD TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL. SHE HAS BEEN ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN HER SCHOOL COMMUNITY SERVING AS THE SPEECH AND DEBATE CAPTAIN STUDENTS AGAINST DESTRUCTIVE DECISIONS.

PRESIDENT. AND SCIENCE, NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY VICE PRESIDENT. THE COUNTY LEVEL, SHE SERVED ON THE SUPERINTENDENT STUDENT ADVISORY COUNCIL IN HIS FIRST VICE PRESIDENT FOR THE HARFORD COUNTY REGIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STUDENT COUNCILS. ADDITIONALLY SHE SERVED AS ONE OF TWO STUDENT REPRESENTATIVES ON THE HOMEWORK GUIDANCE WORKGROUP FOR THE SCHOOL SYSTEM THIS PAST YEAR. AND HAS ADVOCATED FOR STUDENTS ON THE STATE LEVEL AS WELL SERVING AS THE TECHNICAL OPERATIONS COORDINATOR FOR THE MARYLAND ASSOCIATION OF STUDENT COUNCILS. FURTHERMORE SHE ADVOCATED FOR STUDENTS AMONGST MARYLAND'S GENERAL ASSEMBLY AS A MEMBER OF THE MARYLAND STUDENT COALITION. AFTER GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL CANAPE PLANS TO ATTEND A FOUR YEAR UNIVERSITY TWO MAJOR AND BUSINESS LAW. SO THAT SAID.

THIS HAWK ON IF YOU'D COME DOWN TO THE FRONT.

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MM.

WHAT.

[Election of President for the Board of Education of Harford County]

OKAY. NEXT ORDER OF BUSINESS, YOU MAY BE WONDERING WHY I'M DOING THE SPEAKING NOW, BECAUSE NORMALLY IT'S OUR PRESIDENT. IT IS ALSO THE EVENING WHERE WE ELECT OR.

FORD OFFICERS AND SO THE FIRST ELECTION. TO SEE THE PRESIDENT AND THEY WILL MOVE ON AND WHOEVER WE ELECT WILL THE POSITION OF VICE PRESIDENT SO. SECTION 3-68-03 OF THE EDUCATION ARTICLE OF MARYLAND ANNOTATED CODE REQUIRES THAT THE BOARD ELECT OFFICERS AT ITS FIRST MEETING IN JULY. AT THIS TIME, WE WILL GO FORWARD WITH THE ELECTION OF OFFICERS. THE FLOOR IS NOW OPEN FOR THE NOMINATION FOR THE PRESIDENCY OF THE HARFORD COUNTY. BOARD OF EDUCATION. ARE THERE THIS MANY NOMINATIONS? THIS IS DAVID. LIKE TO NOMINATE IS GOOD HERE FOR THE POSITION OF PRESIDENT. ARE THERE ANY OTHER NOMINATIONS? DO WE NEED TO CONFIRM WITH WE WOULD NEED A SECOND. I'M SORRY. WE DO EACH ONE AT A TIME. MY APOLOGY.

OKAY. DO WE HAVE A SECOND FOR THE NOMINATION OF MS KODIAK? THIS IS DANCING I SECOND THAT NOMINATION. MS CODY A. DO YOU ACCEPT THIS NOMINATION? YES, I DO. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. OKAY? UM. NOW, MR SPICER, SECOND NEXT NOMINATE, DO WE CALL FOR ANY OTHERS? DO WE HAVE ANY OTHER NOMINATIONS FOR THE SEAT OF PRESIDENT? OKAY. THANK YOU. SO WE HAVE ONE NOMINATION FOR THE OFFICE OF PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION. UM. AND WE HAVE A SECOND. MISS ROLLO, COULD YOU PLEASE CALL THE ROLL? YES. THIS MOTION WAS MADE BY A DR BAUER AND THERE WAS SECONDED BY MR ROBINSON FOR THE ELECTION OF BOARD PRESIDENT RACHEL GRIER. DR BAUER. YES. MS GAUTIER. YES. DR HAROLD YEAH. YEAH. THIS HOKUM. IT'S KARWACKI. YES. MISS KELLY.

YEAH. DOCTOR MILLER? YES. DR PHILLIPS. THIS RECORDING. MR ROBINSON? YES. THIS MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY. THANK YOU, MR GAUTIER. CONGRATULATIONS AT THIS TIME I HAND THE GAVEL.

LEAST METAPHORICALLY OVER TO YOU. UH AND YOU WILL SHARE THAT YOU WILL NOW CHAIR THE MEETING

[Election of Vice-President for the Board of Education of Harford County]

AND YOU WILL CONTINUE WITH THE ELECTION OF THE VICE PRESIDENT. THANK YOU VERY MUCH, BUT I WANT TO THANK MY COLLEAGUES FOR THEIR PHOTO CONFIDENCE AND I JUST WANT TO REMIND EVERYONE THAT ROUTINE. TEAM EFFORT FOR ALL OF US. I'M VERY FUN. FLOOR IS NOW OPEN FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE VICE PRESIDENCY OF THE HARFORD COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION. MAY I HAVE ANY NOMINATION? THIS IS JOYCE. I NOMINATE. DR CAL CHERYL BUEHLER AS PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION. EXCELLENT DOCTOR MUELLER HAS BEEN NOMINATED. DO I HAVE A SECOND? MR ROBINSON I

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SECOND THAT NOMINATION. THANK YOU, MR ROBINSON. DR MUELLER. DO YOU ACCEPT THE NOMINATION FOR THE HARTFORD COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION BY I DO. ARE THERE ANY OTHER NOMINATION? HEARING NONE. BEING NO ADDITIONAL NOMINATIONS FOR VICE PRESIDENT. I DECLARE THE NOMINATIONS CLOSE. MISS ROLA. PLEASE CALL THE BOOK. I'LL VOTE. THIS MOTION WAS MADE BY DR HAROLD AND I WAS SECONDED BY MR ROBINSON FOR THE ELECTION OF BOARD VICE PRESIDENT CAROL MILLER. DR BAUER. YES. THIS, GAUTIER. YEAH. DR HAROLD YEAH. MISS HOLCOMB. YES. THIS KARWACKI. YES. MISS KELLY. DR MILLER. YES. PHILLIPS. YES. MS RICCARDI. MR ROBINSON? YES.

THIS MOTION PASSES UNANIMOUSLY. THANK YOU. CONGRATULATIONS DR MUELLER, YOU ARE THE NEW VICE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION. THANK YOU. WOULD YOU LIKE TO MAKE IT COMEY? JUST I APPRECIATE THE VOTE OF CONFIDENCE THAT'S BEEN GIVEN ME BY THE BOARD. THANK YOU. HEY, WHILE WE'RE PUTTING IT RIGHT TO WORK, CAN YOU PLEASE READ THE STATEMENT? IN PROCESS? I CAN.

THE FOLLOWING PROCESS WILL BE USED THIS EVENING. BOARD MEMBERS AND STAFF WILL MUTE THEIR DEVICE UNTIL CALLED UPON. BOARD MEMBERS. PLEASE HOLD ANY COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS UNTIL THE END OF EACH PRESENTATION. FOLLOWING THE PRESENTATION, THE BOARD PRESIDENT, OR I WILL CALL ON EACH BOARD MEMBER FOR COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS. BOARD MEMBERS AND STAFF MEMBERS SHOULD RESTATE THEIR NAME BEFORE SPEAKING, DOCTOR BOLSON WILL RESPOND TO QUESTIONS OR CALL THE APPROACH ON THE APPROPRIATE STAFF MEMBER TO DO SO. WHEN A ROLL CALL IS TAKEN FOR EMOTION. I ASKED YOU PLEASE REPLY WITH A YES OR A NO. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. MEMBERS YOU HAVE

[Adoption of Agenda]

THE AGENDA BEFORE YOU DO HAVE A MOTION TO ADOPT THE AGENDA. THIS IS DAVID. I MOVED TO ADOPT THE AGENDA. THIS IS JOYFUL SECOND. THANK YOU ALL IN FAVOR. PLEASE SAY YES. YES, YES. HE OPPOSED. PLEASE SAY NO. NOT TO SAY THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE. I THINK LEGISLATION. MHM.

THANKS. INTERVIEW BOARD MEMBER COMMENTS THIS EVENING. AND HOW ARE WE

[A. Board Member Comments]

GOING TO START WITH YOU? THANK YOU. I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY. CONGRATULATIONS. TO THE NEW STUDENT MEMBER, YOUR PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD. I HOPE YOU ALL ENJOY THE POSITIONS. THANK YOU. I CAN'T TAKE A LITTLE GETTING USED TO THIS KARWACKI. YES, THANKS. UM.

ALSO CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR. NEW OFFICERS OF THE BOARD AND, UM, WELCOME TO CANADIAN. WE'RE GLAD TO HAVE YOU ON FOR THIS YEAR. IT SHOULD BE AN EXCITING RIDE FOR YOU. AND I WOULD LIKE TO CLOSE WITH A FRIENDLY REMINDER. YEAH, UM. MANY EMAILS THAT WERE RECEIVING CONCERNING THE. REDISTRICTING OF STUDENTS. THIS IS NOT A DONE DEAL. THE BOARD HAS NOT, UM, SEEN A FINAL DRAFT OF ANYTHING. AND WE HAVE NOT MADE A DECISION NOR WILL WE UNTIL EARLY NEXT YEAR. SO FOR

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PEOPLE WHO BELIEVE THAT IT'S ALL OVER AND DONE WITH. PLEASE PUT YOUR MIND AT EASE. WE'RE STILL EARLY IN THE PROCESS. THANK YOU. IT'S FOR WORK FOR THAT REMINDER, DR PHILLIPS. UM I WOULD JUST LIKE TO AGAIN CONGRATULATE YOUR RACHEL AND BARREL IN YOUR POSITIONS. UM WILL WORK DILIGENTLY TO. KEEP US FOCUSED ON THE 39,000 STUDENTS. 5000. EMPLOYEES UH, ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL. HTTPS AND ALL OF FAMILY. ALL THE FAMILIES IN HARFORD COUNTY.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU, DR HAROLD. THANK YOU, RACHEL. GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE, UM. FIRST I JUST WANT TO, UH, CONGRATULATE THIS FULL THUMB. UM, ON HER APPOINTMENT TO THE BOARD. I LOOK FORWARD TO ENGAGING WITH YOU WORKING WITH YOU GETTING TO KNOW YOU AND SUPPORTING YOU AS WE COLLECTIVELY. SUPPORT THE CHILDREN OF PARKER COUNTY. RACHEL AND CAROL.

CONGRATULATIONS. UM AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO FORGING AHEAD, UM, IN OUR PURSUITS TO SERVE THIS GREEK COUNTY BROUGHT CHILDREN. OH, ALSO WANT TO JUST TAKE A SECOND TO THANK IN ADVANCE. UM OUR AMAZING SCHOOL SYSTEM. UM TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS SUPPORT STAFF. AS THEY HAVE BEEN PREPARING FOR SUMMER SCHOOL THIS YEAR. UM THAT STARTS ON THE 19TH. I BELIEVE.

UM. AND THINKING OF ALL OF OUR STUDENTS WILL BE, UM, YOU KNOW, TRYING TO CATCH UP AND REFRESHING ON MUCH NEEDED CURRICULUM AND OPPORTUNITIES, UM, IN PREPARATION FOR THE FALL. WELL, THANK YOU. THAT'S ALL. THANK YOU, MISS ELLIE. GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE. UM I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU TO JONATHAN. UM OR HIS LEADERSHIP. I KNOW. I'VE ONLY BEEN ON THE BOARD FOR A SHORT TIME, BUT I REALLY APPRECIATE IT GETTING TO KNOW YOU AND THE WARM WELCOME.

I ALSO WANTED TO SAY WELCOME TO TODAY, I WILL GLADLY PASS ON THE, UM NEWEST BOARD MEMBER REIGNS TO YOU. UM AND THEN I HAVE SOME WANTED TO SAY CONGRATULATIONS TO RACHEL AND TO CAROL AND I LOOK FORWARD TO SERVING WITH YOU. THANK YOU. MR PARTY. THANK YOU, PRESIDENT GAUTIER. FIRST TIME I GOT TO SAY THAT UM. WANT TO TAKE THE OPPORTUNITY TO CONGRATULATE BOTH OF YOU AND LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR LEADERSHIP IN THE NEW YEARS TO COME. UM. APPRECIATE WHAT YOU'RE STEPPING UP THE VOLUNTEER TO DO AND APPRECIATE. UH, WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO DO, AND I WANT YOU TO KNOW YOU HAVE OUR SUPPORT IN ANY WAY WE CAN TO HELP THIS BOARD BE SUCCESSFUL AND SUPPORTING THE STUDENTS OF HARPER COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS. I DID WANT TO GIVE A WARM WARM THANK YOU TO ON JANSEN FOR HIS MENTORSHIP AND LEADERSHIP THIS PAST YEAR.

UM I'VE LEARNED SO MUCH ABOUT YOUR GRACE AND HUMILITY AND YOUR COMMITMENT TO STUDENTS IN OUR COMMUNITY, UM. YOU ARE SOMEONE I'D LIKE TO ASPIRE TO BE MORE LIKE AND I REALLY, REALLY APPRECIATED AND LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH YOU, OF COURSE, OVER THE REMAINDER OF YOUR TERM. AND CERTAINLY WANTED TO GIVE A VERY, VERY WARM WELCOME TO CONNECT SO HAPPY THAT YOU'RE WITH US. SO LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS AS YOU REPRESENT THE STUDENTS OF HARFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS. THANK YOU. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. IT DIDN'T SOUND A LITTLE STRANGE, RIGHT? MR ROBINSON. ODDLY ENOUGH, I DON'T HAVE ANY COMMENTS TONIGHT.

OKAY, THEN, MISS FULL COME. I'M GOING TO TAKE THIS OPPORTUNITY TO HAVE A MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR CHRISTOPHER KERFOOT. HERTZ WERE SADDENED TO HEAR THAT HE PASSED RECENTLY. SO IN OUR OWN WAY, AND IN SILENCE, I'D LIKE TO HONOR HIM.

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THANK YOU, EVERYONE. THANK YOU. MUELLER. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE ON THE BOARD FOR THEIR VOTE OF CONFIDENCE IN MYSELF. AND RACHEL. UM IT'S BEEN AN INTERESTING FIRST YEAR ON THE BOARD. AND I'M SURE THAT IT'S GOING TO BE AN EXCITING YOU'RE MOVING FORWARD. I DO WANT TO SAY SOMETHING, BECAUSE, UM. WE DO GET A LOT OF EMAILS. WE ARE GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF PUBLIC COMMENT TONIGHT. AND I REALLY APPRECIATE THE CIVIC ENGAGEMENT THAT PEOPLE IN THIS COMMUNITY HAVE. UM WE LISTEN TO YOU. WE. SOMETIMES THINGS AREN'T ALWAYS AS CLEAR CUT AS YOU THINK THEY ARE, BUT I REALLY DO APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT YOU'RE HERE FOR OUR FIRST IN PERSON BOARD MEETING AND THAT YOU'RE WILLING TO BE MAKING COMMENTS AND TO GIVE US DIRECTION AND WHAT WE DO, BECAUSE WE REALLY DO LISTEN TO YOU. SO I APPRECIATE THAT. AND I ALSO WANT TO ECHO. UM I APPRECIATE JENSEN'S LEADERSHIP. I REALLY DO. AND I'VE. LEAD THAT I WILL CONTINUE TO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH YOU. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. AND I'M JUST GOING TO ECHO WHAT EVERYONE WOULD THINK. THANK YOU VERY MUCH DANCING FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE. I DON'T THINK EVERYBODY THERE CAN QUITE REALIZED. WHAT THAT JOB ENTAILS.

UM AND I'M SURE I WILL STILL BE TEXTING YOU GOING? UM, I'M NOT SURE. AND CAN I WELCOME WE'RE ALL VERY EXCITED. YOU'RE HERE AND WITH US AND LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING WHAT YOU'RE GONNA DO, AND. WHAT? YOU'RE WHAT YOU'RE GOING TO TEACH US ABOUT WHAT KIDS IN THE COUNTY NEED BECAUSE I KNOW THAT EVERYBODY IS AWARE YOU ARE THEIR VOICE, AND THAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT VOICE FOR US WITH OF THE STUDENTS. WITH THAT I AM GOING TO READ THE PUBLIC COMMENT RULE. REGISTERED

[B. Public Comments]

SPEAKERS WILL BE ADMITTED VIRTUALLY TO THE MEETING THIS EVENING AND WILL BE GREETED ON THE CALL BY AN HD PS STAFF MEMBER. WHEN IT IS TIME TO BEGIN THEIR PUBLIC COMMENT. ALL SPEAKERS, REGARDLESS OF AFFILIATION, WILL RECEIVE TWO MINUTES PER SPEAKER. SPEAKERS MAY BE INTERRUPTED AND BE GIVEN NOTICE WHEN THEY HAVE 30 SECONDS LEFT. SPEAKERS HAVE REACHED THEIR TWO MINUTE MARK. FOLLOWERS WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE MEETING. THE BOARD HAS ALLOTTED THREE HOURS FOR THE PUBLIC COMMENTS THAT SEGMENT OF THE BUSINESS MEETING. THE BOARD WILL RECEIVE PUBLIC COMMENTS AS MORE FULLY DESCRIBED IN THE NOTICE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING DATED JUNE 21ST 2021. IN PERSON. COMMENTS WILL BE HEARD AFTER THE VIRTUAL SPEAKERS. THIS IS LATER WILL YOU PLEASE BEGIN THE PUBLIC COMMENT? THANK YOU, PRESIDENT GAUTIER. BEFORE WE BEGIN, WE'D LIKE TO REMIND SPEAKERS WAITING IN THE LOBBY THAT YOU MAY EXPERIENCE A 30 MINUTE. MAXIMUM WAIT TIME, IF YOU ARE AUTOMATICALLY REMOVED FROM THE LOBBY AFTER 30 MINUTES, PLEASE CALL BACK AND RE ENTER THE LOBBY. I WILL DO MY BEST TO NOTICE SOMEONE IS REMOVED FROM THE LOBBY JUST PRIOR TO CONCLUDING THE VIRTUAL PUBLIC COMMENT TO ALLOW TIME FOR YOU TO CALL BACK AGAIN. PLEASE CALL BACK IF YOU ARE REMOVED YOU FROM THE LOBBY AFTER 30 MINUTES. YEAH. AND WITH THAT. GOOD EVENING. YOU ARE NOW ON THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT, PLEASE STATE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME. YOUR TIME WILL CONCLUDE IN TWO MINUTES. YOU WILL HEAR A BELL RING WHEN YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS REMAINING. PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND YOU MAY BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT NOW. PHONE NUMBER ENDING IN 4647. CAN YOU HEAR ME? PHONE NUMBER ENDING IN 4647. IF YOU CAN DIAL STAR SIX. I THINK YOU MIGHT BE MUTED. YEAH.

LET'S GIVE IT ONE MORE TRY PHONE NUMBER ENDING IN 4647. IF YOU CAN TRY DIALING STAR. SIX TRY ONE MORE TIME BECAUSE I THINK YOU MAY HAVE JUST MUTED YOUR PHONE. RIGHT, LET'S GIVE IT ONE MORE TRY PHONE NUMBER ENDING IT. THERE WE GO. WE'VE GOT YOU. CAN YOU HEAR ME? 4647? YES. WONDERFUL DID YOU ALREADY HEAR THE INTRO OR DO YOU NEED ME TO REPEAT PSA? I DID, BUT I THOUGHT WE HAD THREE MINUTES TO HAVE A SPEECH INSTEAD OF STILL. YOU HAVE TWO MINUTES AND I WILL START THE TIME NOW SO THAT YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND START BY INTRODUCING YOURSELF. OKAY.

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HELLO. MY NAME IS TINA PETERSON. AND I AM TALKING ON THE TOPIC OF MASKING AND TWO MINUTES INSTEAD OF THREE FLIPS TAKE OVER A BUNCH OF STUFF. BASICALLY HARPER COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS SAID THEY WERE NOT STARTING SCHOOL WITH MASKING AND THIS HAS ME UPSET. I UNDERSTAND THE GOVERNOR HOSE AND LIFTED THE MASKING WORK. MANDY HOWEVER, THAT APPLIES TO VACCINATED INDIVIDUALS. I WOULD LIKE TO POINT OUT THAT HARPER COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, UH, STRATEGIC PLAN DOES THAT EACH STUDENT WILL ATTAIN ACADEMIC AND PERSONAL SUCCESS IN A SAFE AND CARING ENVIRONMENT WHERE PEOPLE ARE BEING SAFE. WOULD LIKE TO REMIND PEOPLE THAT ON JULY 9TH ABC UPDATED THEIR PAIN THROUGH 12 IN GUIDANCE, WHICH CLEARLY STATES THAT MASSIVE SHOULD BE WORN INDOORS BY ALL INDIVIDUALS EACH TO AN OLDER. OR NOT BELIEVE VACCINATED AS PERSONS AGED UNDER 12 ARE STILL INELIGIBLE TO BE VACCINATED. THIS MEANS THAT EVERY SINGLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS AND THOSE SIXTH GRADERS SHOULD BE IN A MASK AT THE START OF A LAWYER. AMERICAN ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS. ALSO ADVICES ENCOURAGED MASKING AND CHILDREN TELLING ME THAT MY CHILDREN CAN WEAR MASKS. IF I AM UNEASY, DOES NOT ACTUALLY ALLEVIATE MY CONCERNS. WE SHALL UNDERSTAND. NOW THAT NATIONAL IS ONE OF THE WAYS TO MITIGATE, UM, SPREAD THE DISEASE. YOU CAN LOOK AT SCIENCE VOLUME 372 ISSUES 65 FOR NINE PAGES, 40. 14393 OF 1/4 3, TITLED FACE MASK EFFECTIVELY LIMITS. THE PROBABILITY AFFAIRS VARIANT TO TRANSMISSION, BUT YOU CANNOT DISTINGUISH BETWEEN VAC SPACEMAN VACCINES, INDIVIDUALS.

EVERYONE SHOULD BE WEARING ONE. AND SLEEP OVER, MORE. UM, BUT THE MORE INFECTIOUS SELF SIBERIAN AIMING A FOOTHOLD ACROSS THE COUNTRY, THE COUNTYWIDE VACCINATION RATE CUT FILLING IT JUST OVER 50% WHICH IS NOWHERE NEAR THE HERD IMMUNITY AND STILL NO DATE ON WHEN SCHOOL AGED CHILDREN. IF YOU COME VACCINE, I DECEIT YOU TO IMPLEMENT MANDATORY INDOOR MASKING IN HARTFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS THIS UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR, ONLY TO BE REVISED ONCE THE CHILDREN UNDER 12 HAVE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO BECOME FULLY VACCINATED. OKAY? THANK YOU. YOU WERE RIGHT AT THE TWO. SORRY I KNOW I HAD TO STEAL A BUNCH OF GOOD TIMING. THANK YOU. OKAY, THANKS. YOU THINK YOU ARE NOW ON THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT, PLEASE STATE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME. YOUR TIME WILL CONCLUDE IN TWO MINUTES. YOU WILL HEAR A BELL RING WHEN YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS REMAINING.

PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND YOU MAY BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT NOW. GOOD EVENING.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR HARD WORK DURING THIS SONG HERE, FINDING THE FLOWER CARDS NUDO, MY HUSBAND AND I ARE PARENTS TO HARFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS AND I'M ALSO THE PEOPLE PRESIDENT AT OUR SCHOOL FORCE LIKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. I'VE SPENT MANY VOLUNTEER ALWAYS WORKING HARD TO HELP BUILD A STRONG SCHOOL COMMUNITY. I'M VERY PROUD OF THE WORK WE HAVE DONE AND THE IMPACT THEY HAVE MADE. THAT SENSE OF COMMUNITY IS BEING CHALLENGED BY THE SUPPOSED CHANGES TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD, DW ONE AND CW 10 SLASH MHS 13. BASED ON THE RECENTLY PROPOSED PLANS FOR BALANCING ENROLMENT. WE ARE STRONGLY OPPOSED TO CHANGES BEING SUGGESTED, PARTICULARLY ON THE HEELS OF HAVING SO MUCH UNCERTAINTY AND UPHEAVAL DUE TO THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC. CURRENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOURTH, LIKE SPOKEN TO ONLY 2.8 MILES FROM OUR HOME, THE MOST RECENT PROPOSAL WOULD HAPPEN SMOKING HERE STILL ELEMENTARY, WHICH IS 5.9, MILES AWAY, OUR CURRENT MIDDLE SCHOOL BOSTON MIDDLE WAS SUPPOSED TO BE ONLY 4.5 MILES FROM OUR HOMES. RECENT PROPOSAL WOULD HAVE US MOST OF NORTH HARFORD, WHICH IS 13 MILES AWAY. OUR CURRENT HIGH SCHOOL FALLSTON HIGH AT 4.5 MILES FROM OUR HOME, AND THE RECENT PROPOSAL WOULD CHANGE THE NORTH HARFORD HIGH SCHOOL, WHICH AGAIN IS 13 MILES AWAY. CURRENT SCHOOL FORCE LIKES IS NOT A THEATER SCHOOL INTO NORTH HARFORD. THEREFORE, OUR KIDS WOULD BE REDISTRIBUTED TO AN AREA WHERE THEY KNOW NO OTHER STUDENTS. WE FEEL STRONGLY THAT A SENSE OF BELONGING AND COMMUNITY IS CRUCIAL IN THEIR DEVELOPMENT, ESPECIALLY IF THEY REACH MIDDLE SCHOOL AGE. ANOTHER MAJOR CONCERN RELATES TO THE BASEBALL SCOUT, NOT ONLY WELL IN THE MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLERS HAVE TO SHARE OF US THE ROUTE OPTIONS WOULD LIKELY HAVE BEEN PASSED. THERE'S SOME WELL DOCUMENTED, EXTREMELY DANGEROUS INTERSECTION. OUR CHILDREN WILL PASS BY OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS THAT ARE MUCH CLOSER TO THE SUPPOSED NEW SCHOOLS. WE WOULD BE SENT TO DUE TO THE DISTANCE AND EXTREMELY LONG BUS RIDE. OUR CHILDREN WILL FACE CHALLENGES THAT THEY WANT TO PURSUE EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES IN OUR COMMUNITY. YOU FEEL THESE ACTIVITIES ARE CRUCIAL FOR THE MENTAL AND PHYSICAL WELL BEING.

WE WOULD LIKE FOR YOU TO CONSIDER THE IMPACT THIS PROPOSAL WOULD HAVE ON OUR COMMUNITIES WE VOTE INVESTED. WE RELY ON THE BOSTON VOLUNTEER FIRE THAT STARTED FOR EMERGENCY. USE THE BOSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY. WHEN WE WANT TO BORROW BOOKS, WE PLAY SPORTS AT BOSTON REST AND WE MEET FRIENDS AT THE FOSTER SWIM CLUB. AS YOU CAN SEE, WE VALUE BEING PRINCIPAL COMMUNITY. WE REQUEST THAT YOU ALLOW OUR CHILDREN TO REMAIN IN THE CURRENTLY DOESN'T FOOL. WE KNOW HOW FOR 20 PUBLIC SCHOOLS WANTS TO HAVE A PLAN IN PLACE THAT ALIGNS WITH THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES THAT US THAT'S FOR. YOU HAVE REACHED THE TWO MINUTE MARK. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU. YES. GOOD EVENING. YOU ARE NOW ON THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT, PLEASE STATE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME. YOUR TIME WILL CONCLUDE IN TWO MINUTES. YOU WILL HEAR A BELL. FRANKLIN. YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS REMAINING.

PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND YOU MAY BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT NOW. HI. MY NAME IS

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KELLY. I USED TO SATURDAY NEIGHBORHOOD IN OCTOBER OF LAST YEAR. ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS I DID CARE WAS FOR THE PROXIMATE NATIVE SCHOOLS. CURRENTLY, OUR KIDS COULD HAVE HARASSED A MIDDLE MIDDLE AND HIGH NOW YOU HAVE US NHS FOR MOVING TO SOUTHAMPTON, MIDDLE AND FEMALES. PLEASE HELP ME AN EXTENSIVE THIS CURRENT PROPOSAL FOR THEATRE DAY KIDS AND FAMILY. WHY ARE WE BEING PUSHED OUT OF OUR COMMUNITIES? WITH DIFFERENT COMMUNITY FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH. WELL, WE ARE ONLY TWO MILES AWAY FROM OUR CURRENT ONE PATTERSON MILL. AT LEAST SOME OF OUR KIDS WALK OR BIKE HOME FROM AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES FROM PATTERSON MILL. THEY CAN'T DO THAT FROM STEVE MILTON. WHY ARE NEIGHBORHOODS THAT ARE FURTHER AWAY FROM OUR NEIGHBORHOOD AT SPENDING PATERSON? NO. YOU'VE BEEN ABLE TO FIND ROOM FOR BLOOD. ANGUS SCOTCH, FANCY AND VILLAGE FACE TO ATTEMPT HENDERSONVILLE. NOW THEIR BUS WILL CAST THEIR NEIGHBORHOOD GOING TO PATTERSON MILL. IN FACT, OUR BUS TO STYLE SAMPSON AND SEE MILTON'S WILL PASS THEM GOING TO PATTERNS THE MILK. HOW IS THIS FAIR? HOW IS IT FOLLOWING THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES? WOULDN'T IT MAKE MORE SENSE TO KEEP US SATURDAY AT PATTERSON MILL'S, ESPECIALLY FOR SAFETY REASONS. YOU WANT MANY NEW DRIVERS GOING FURTHER TO SCHOOL AND AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES ON 5 43 DURING PEAK TIMES. THIS IS NOT FAIR FOR MY KIDS, NOT FAIR FOR MY FAMILY AND NOT FAIR FOR THIS COMMUNITY. PLEASE KEEP SATURDAY AT PATTERSON MOUTH. THANK YOU.

GOOD EVENING. YOU ARE NOW ON THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT, PLEASE STATE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME. YOUR TIME WILL CONCLUDE IN TWO MINUTES.

YOU WILL HEAR A BELL RING WHEN YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS REMAINING. PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND YOU MAY BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT NOW. OIL. GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS BRIAN HUMAN. I CURRENTLY LIVE IN THE FOX RIDGE COMMUNITY. PART OF THE NORTHWEST MEADOWVALE AREA, REFERRED TO AS CHANGE AREA SB NINE BY FLOW ANALYTICS. MY FAMILY MEMBERS AND OTHER MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY WERE SHOCKED TO LEARN THAT THE ADVISORY TEAM SPINAL RECOMMENDATION TO THE SUPERINTENDENT WAS FERRERA HAS TO CHANGE FOR MEADOWVALE.

ELEMENTARY TO ROY WILLIAMS ELEMENTARY. ACCORDING TO THE MINUTES FROM JUNE. 16TH MEETINGS SLOW HAD THE ADVISORY THINK THERE ARE TWO OPTIONS FOR BRINGING CAPACITY AT HAVE A DEGREE IN ELEMENTARY BACK UNDER 100% OPTIONS WERE EITHER THEN HAPPEN. BULL IRAQ TO ROY WILLIAMS. AS WAS PREVIOUSLY PREPARES OR SEND ALL OF THE NORTHWEST PART OF MEADOWVALE TO BOIL WILL AND THEN SC FOUR BACK MEADOWVALE, THE OPTIONS CLUB TEAM FAVORITE SENDING NORTHWEST PART OF MED. ABOUT WHAT WELL WE ARE STRONGLY OPPOSED TO THIS RECOMMENDATION AND IS UNCLEAR TO US WHY THIS OPTION WAS FAVORED. CIRCULARLY WHEN OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS MUCH ARE MUCH CLOSER TO ROY WILLIAMS, OURS. I UNDERSTAND THAT ENROLLMENT BALANCING IS A NECESSARY EVIL IN THAT COMMUNITY INPUT HAS BEEN PROVIDED FOR MONTHS. IT IS CLEAR THAT THE PROCESS IS INEQUITABLE AND NOT BASED ON THE SOUND LOGISTICAL PRACTICES. RATHER, IT APPEARS THAT LARGE COMMUNITIES WITH LOTS OF LOCAL PARENTS COMPLAINT AND THEN THE BOUNDARIES ARE CHANGED. BASED ON THE MAPS PUBLISHED FROM THE BOUNCING AROMA PAGE, AS WELL AS DATA FROM GOOGLE MAPS. THERE ARE FOUR OTHER SCHOOLS CLOSER TO FOX BRIDGE, THEN ROY WILLIAMS. CHURCHVILLE METAL BILL. ARLINGTON AND HAVE DEGREES. IN ADDITION, BASED ON THE ELEMENTARY RECOMMENDATION, CHANGE AREA DOCUMENT PERSON ON THE GPS LOOKS LIKE DARLINGTON CHURCH BUILT ARE BOTH UNDER CASTING NOW AND PERSPECTIVE. THESE UNDER CAPACITY IN 2026. REALLY UNDER ALL THAT. ROY WILLIAMS IS CURRENTLY UNDER FASTENING PROTECTED TO BE UNDER CAPACITY. WELL THERE ARE OTHER COMMUNITIES CLOSER TO ROY WILLIAMS AND BOSTRIDGE, WHO ARE NOT BEING REDISTRICTED THERE, BUT OUR REMAINING AND HAVE A DEGREE FROM THAT AVAILABLE TO WHICH ARE CURRENTLY OVER CAPACITY AND ARE SUBJECT TO BE OVER CAPACITY 2026. IN FACT, THE ATTACKS MAKE THE MOST RECENT BOUNDARY RECOMMENDATION APPEAR NOT ONLY UNFAIR BUT SENSELESS. IN CONCLUSION. THE DECISION TO REDISTRICT OUR AREA THAT ABOUT SPOILING AND IF YOU HAVE REACHED TWO MINUTES, LOOK, THANK YOU. FIVE AND SIX. GOOD EVENING. YOU ARE NOW ON THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT, PLEASE STATE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME. YOUR TIME WILL CONCLUDE IN TWO MINUTES. YOU WILL HEAR A BELL RING WHEN YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS REMAINING.

PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND YOU MAY BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT NOW. GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS SUSIE SINGLETON. TONIGHT. I'M SPEAKING ABOUT BALANCING ENROLLMENT. I APPRECIATE THAT. YOU CONTINUE TO ALLOW US TO BE INVOLVED IN THE PROCESS AND PROVIDE FEEDBACK ALONG THE WAY. I'M A PARENT OF INCOMING 1ST AND 4TH GRADER THAT HAVE A DISGRACE ELEMENTARY. I'VE BEEN A RESIDENT OF HAVING DEGREES FOR 13 YEARS AND I RESIDE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF BULLY ROCK. FULLY ROCKETS WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF HAVE IT AGREES. AND THAT'S WE PAY BOTH COUNTY AND CITY TAXES. ALL HAVING A GREAT CITIZENS, ESPECIALLY THOSE LIVING WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF HAVE A DEGREE. LONG AND HAVE IT A GRACEFUL. WHILE WE LOVE

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HARFORD COUNTY AND OUR CITIZENS OF HARPER COUNTY. WE ALSO RESIDE IN THE CITY OF HAVING GRACE AND HAVE SIDE FIRST CITY. IS A STRONG SENSE OF COMMUNITY WITHIN THE CITY, AND THE SCHOOL IS IMMERSED IN THE COMMUNITY. THE CULTURE AT HAVARD, A GRADE SCHOOL, AN IMMERSION IN THE CITY ARE NOT THINGS THAT CAN BE RECREATED AT ANOTHER SCHOOL OUTSIDE THE CITY LIMITS. OVER TO GREECE ELEMENTARY IS A PROUD TITLE ONE SCHOOL AND WE WANT TO STAY THERE. MY CHILDREN WATCH THE BRAND NEW MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL BE BUILT AS MY DAUGHTER WENT TO THE BEFORE AND AFTER CARE AS THE HABIT OF GRACE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB WHICH IS RIGHT ACROSS THE PARKING LOT. THEY WERE EXCITED AS YOU SAW THE PROGRESS MADE TO THE SCHOOL, AND THEY LOOK FORWARD TO ATTENDING THAT ONCE BEFORE ONE DAY. IT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE TO ME DEFEND CITIZENS OF HAVE A DEGREE, THE MIDDLE SCHOOL OR HIGH SCHOOL WITH THE NAME OF ANOTHER CITY, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO LIVE WITHIN THE CITY LIMITS OF HAVING A GREAT. ADVISORY TEAM AND CONSULTANTS RECOMMENDED THAT BULLY ROCKS THEY HAD HAD A DEGREE IN ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND HIGH AND WE AGREE WITH THAT RECOMMENDATION. FULLY ROCK IS ALL ONE NEIGHBORHOOD AND SHOULD NOT BE SPLIT APART. HOWEVER, DEGREES AS ONE COMMUNITY AND WE SHOULD NOT BE SPLIT APART. HAVE A DEGREE CITIZENS BELONG, INTROVERTED, GRACEFUL. WE ARE THE GREAT THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING. YOU ARE NOW ON THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT, PLEASE STATE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME. YOUR TIME WILL CONCLUDE IN TWO MINUTES.

YOU WILL HEAR A BELL RING WHEN YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS REMAINING. PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND YOU MAY BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT NOW. YES. MY NAME IS RYAN. I'M APPARENT WHERE YOU TEND TO BE WANTED. AND THEY JUST 13 THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME FOR CONCERN US AND BEING PRESENT AT THE MEETING TO SHOW THE SUPPORT OF YOUR FELLOW COMMUNITY. FIRST I WANT TO BRING UP AN ISSUE OF LACK OF COMMUNICATION. A LOT OF PARENTS AREN'T AWARE OF THIS REDISTRICTING PROCESS, WHICH IS THE GUIDING PRINCIPLE NUMBER ONE. WE FEEL THAT THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE CLARITY TO THOSE PARENTS WHO HAVE NO IDEA THIS IS EVEN HAPPENING. 50% OF THE PARENTS IN CW 10 ACTUALLY HAD NO CLUE THAT REDISTRICTING WAS EVEN A PROCESS. NEXT TO LESS THAN A DECISION. THIS VW WANTS ME TO BE SENDING IMAGE IMAGE OF 13. WE WOULD LIKE TO BE RECONSIDERED AS SNOWDEN IN THE MEETING MINUTES ON JUNE 16TH, WHICH REFERENCE MOVING US WOULD BE THE EASIEST. WE WOULD LIKE TO KNOW. HOW IS IT? THE EASIEST THE BUS FRUIT IS NOT A THREAT.

IT IS A LONG COMMUTE. MARCH STREET IN 19 MINUTES, THE JURY'S STILL ON THE ELEMENTARY AND 21 MINUTES NORTH HARPER WITH NO STOP, NO SIDE STREETS, NO TURNING AROUND WHERE CURRENTLY SIX MINUTES BEFORE SLATE AND EIGHT MINUTES, THE FALSE AND MIDDLE. WOULDN'T IT BE MUCH EASIER TO MOVE THE OVERCROWDED BELLER MIDDLE HIGH NEIGHBORHOODS THAT ARE MORE DIRECT TO THAT THAT WE ARE TO NORTH HARFORD OFF ROCK STRING ROAD? WOULDN'T BE EASIER TO MOVE ONE NEIGHBORHOOD THAN THREE TO GET THE SAME RESULT. WE ASSUME THAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF THE FLOW ANALYTICS TO AT LEAST HAVE THE LEAST IMPACT OF EVERYONE INVOLVED. IN REGARDS TO CW ONE CW 14TH FLAKES ELEMENTARY FOR STILL ELEMENTARY USE BENEFIT AND RED PUMPER ALL CLOSER THAN JARED STILL IN ELEMENTARY BY HAVE TO DISTANCE BY BUS THROUGH. IN REGARDS TO MHS 13, BELLAIRE, HIGH AND FALSE ARE BOTH AFTER DISTANCE THE NORTH HARFORD GOING ALL THE WAY TO HEAD WOULD HIGH SCHOOL ALL THE WAY ACROSS THE COUNTY IS REALLY ONLY ABOUT TWO MILES LONGER. REGARDS TO OVER COUNTY. MOST PEOPLE HAVE MOVED TO FORCE LIKE FALSE AND METAL FALLSTON HIGH, DID THE RESEARCH AND REALIZED THAT THE SCHOOLS WERE UNDERPOPULATED. NOW THE OVER POPULAR SCHOOLS SELL THEIR MIDDLE AND BELLA HIGH ARE BEING TRANSFERRED INTO THE FALLSTON DISTRICT AND PUSHING US INTO ANOTHER SCHOOL SYSTEM. YOU HAVE REACHED MARK. THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. GOOD EVENING. YOU ARE NOW ON THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT, PLEASE STATE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME. YOUR TIME WILL CONCLUDE IN TWO MINUTES. YOU WILL HEAR A BELL RING WHEN YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS REMAINING.

PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND YOU MAY BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT NOW. HELLO. MY NAME IS JAKE. FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TONIGHT. MY HUSBAND, KYLE, AND I ARE VERY CONCERNED ABOUT THE PROPOSAL AND REDISTRICTING CHANGES TO OUR NEIGHBORHOODS, BW ONE BW, 10 AND M. H S 13 IN THE BALANCING MOMENT PROCESS. CURRENTLY OUR CHILDREN ARE ENROLLED AT FORCE LIKE ELEMENTARY, WHICH IS 3.3 MILES AND ZONE TO GO TO FALSE IN MIDDLE AND HIGH, WHICH IS 4.7 MILES AWAY. IF THE PROPOSED CHANGES ARE IMPLEMENTED, CHILDREN IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD AT ALL LEVELS WILL BE DISRUPTED AND HAVE THEIR OWN SCHOOLS THAT ARE MUCH FARTHER AWAY FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD. PROPOSALS OR JARRETTSVILLE ELEMENTARY, WHICH IS 6.5 BY AND NORTH HARD FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH WITH JUST 13.3 MILES AWAY, MUCH FARTHER THAN THE FALSE IN SCHOOL. OUR CONCERN IS THAT THERE ARE FIVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS AND FOUR HIGH SCHOOLS CLOSER THAN WHAT IS. AND HISTORICALLY STEVE W. ONE AND W 10 STUDENTS HAVE NEVER ATTENDED COURT. HARPER DEALER HIGH. HE MOVED TO NORTH HARD FOR MIDDLE OR HIGH IS 13.3 MILES AWAY AND ADDS A MINIMUM OF 40 MINUTES. TOUR BUS DRIVE. MY DAUGHTER CURRENTLY GOES TO FORCE LAKES ELEMENTARY IN AS A

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SIX YEAR OLD. HER BUS RIDERS ALREADY 35 MINUTES LONG. WAS SCHOOL THAT'S LESS THAN FIVE MILES AWAY. I CAN'T IMAGINE WHAT THE BUS I WOULD BE IF OUR STUDENTS HAD TO ATTEND A SCHOOL 13.3 MILES AWAY IF WE'RE REDISTRICTED TO NORTH HARFORD, MIDDLE AND HIGH, OUR STUDENTS WILL DRIVE PAST SEVERAL OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS AND AREAS THAT ARE STILL BEING RE JUST DISTRICTED TO FALSE, THE MIDDLE AND HIGH. I BELIEVE IN HARFORD COUNTY. REALLY WANTS TO MINIMIZE COMMUNITIES IMPACTED AND MINIMIZE COMFORT. STUDENTS DESTRUCTED AND BE CONSISTENT WITH THE BALANCING INVOLVEMENT GUIDING PRINCIPLES, WHICH IS THE 90 NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS THAT OPTIMIZE PROXIMITY TO HOME THEN PLEASE KEEP OUR KIDS BW ONE BW 10 MH S 13 IN BOSTON USE BENEFIT ELEMENTARY, FALSE, THE MIDDLE AND FALSE AND HIGH. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR TIME AND CONSIDERATION. HOW LONG DO YOU THINK YOU ARE NOW ON THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT, PLEASE STATE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME. YOUR TIME WILL CONCLUDE IN TWO MINUTES. YOU WILL HEAR A BELL RING WHEN YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS REMAINING.

PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND YOU MAY BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT NOW. HELLO. MY NAME IS JANINE BROWN. I'D LIKE TO THANK THE BOARD FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR PUBLIC COMMENT. I AM SPEAKING FOR TWO REASONS. FIRST AS A PARENT IN C S EIGHT. OVERVIEW MANNER WHICH IS OFF LAUREL BUSH ROAD. WE ARE SO RELIEVED TO READ THE DRESS THAT OUR CHILDREN WILL CONTINUE TO ATTEND A PATTERSON MILL'S MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL AFTER THE REDISTRICTING. THANK YOU SO MUCH AS THE PROSPECT OF BEING SENT TO EDGEWOOD WOULD HAVE DESTROYED OUR COMMUNITY. I WOULD HAVE FRANKLY, BEEN UNFAITHFUL, GIVEN THE AN INCREASED TRAVEL ON DANGEROUS ROADS LIKE 24. 40 AND SEVEN VERSUS A SHORT ONE MILE DRIVE ON LAUREL BUSH ROADS TO PATTERSON MILL. SECONDLY I'M SURE THAT YOU ARE STILL AWARE OF THE JULY 9TH UPDATED COVID RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE CDC, WHO RECENTLY STATED THAT UNVACCINATED PERSONS TO INCLUDE CHILDREN UNDERSTAND. WOULD REMAIN MATHS IN THE FALL. I SINCERELY HOPE THAT YOU WILL HEED THIS RECOMMENDATION AND MAKE THE SAME FOR HARFORD COUNTY FOR THIS UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY. GOOD EVENING. YOU ARE NOW ON THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT, PLEASE STATE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME. YOUR TIME WILL CONCLUDE IN TWO MINUTES. YOU WILL HEAR A BELL RING WHEN YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS REMAINING. PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND YOU MAY BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT NOW. AND I'M NUMBER 9033. CAN YOU HEAR ME? HELLO. ALRIGHT. YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND PROCEED WITH YOUR PUBLIC COMMENTS. YES. GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS JUSTIN MYERS AND MY LIFE. JENNIFER AND I. I JUST LEARNED ABOUT THE DISTRICT CHANGE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WILL IF THERE IS IN ADVERSELY AFFECT OUR FAMILY. BOUNDARY CHANGE. WE ARE REFERRING TO IS THEY MAKE AS 13. WHICH WOULD MOVE OUR COMMUNITY FROM BOSTON MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS IN NORTH HARFORD MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL. CHILDREN WILL BE ENTERING NINTH 11TH GRADE, RESPECTIVELY. AT BOSTON HIGH SCHOOL, HIS FAULT, BUT AS YOU CAN SEE, UPROOTING OUR CHILDREN IN THE FINAL YEARS OF THEIR SCHOOL EDUCATION WOULD BE DETRIMENTAL TO THEM AS THIS RECOMMENDATION REMOVE THEM. IN THEIR COMMUNITY, FRIENDS, TEACHERS AND FROM EARLIER SURROUNDINGS. ALTHOUGH WE KNOW THAT NORTH HARFORD MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS ARE GOOD SCHOOLS, LOCATION COMMUNITY CONVERTING DISTRICT ARE ALL KEY FACTORS AS TO WHY WE BELIEVE MHS 13 CHANGE MUST BE REJECTED. ACCORDING TO DATA ON 18 HS HCPSS WEBSITE, BIRTH, BOSTON MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL, BUT NOT OVERCROWDED. THAT'S MAKING THIS PROPOSED CHANGE UNREASONABLE. WITH BOSTON MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL ARE LOCATED FIVE MILES FROM OUR HOME. AT ABOUT A 10 MINUTE DRIVE NORTH, HARD FOR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL IS LOCATED 11 MILES AWAY FROM OUR HOME AT ABOUT A 20 MINUTE DRIVE. IT SIMPLY DOES NOT MAKE SENSE TO SEND OUR CHILDREN TO SCHOOL SO FAR AWAY AND WITH OTHER CHILDREN THEY DO NOT KNOW OR HAVE FRIENDSHIPS WITH.

ESPECIALLY WHEN THEIR CURRENT SCHOOLS ARE LOCATED CLOSER. THEY'RE NOT OVERCROWDED. ONE OF THE BIGGEST CONCERNS WITH THE DISTANCE OF THESE PROPOSED SCHOOLS IS EXTREMELY HIGH AND LIKELY POSSIBILITY OF AN UNREASONABLY LONG BUS RIDE. AS YOU ARE AWARE, ONE OF THE PRIMARY GOALS ARE BOUNCING AND MOMENT SEEMS GUIDING PRINCIPLES HE BUS RIDES FOR STUDENTS TO 45 MINUTES OR LESS. YOU BELIEVE THIS GOAL WOULD BE HARD TO ACHIEVE. IT'S NOT OBTAINABLE.

GIVEN THE LOCATIONS OF THESE SCHOOLS FOR OUR CHILDREN THE TWO MINUTE MARK, THANK YOU.

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GOOD EVENING. YOU ARE NOW ON THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT, PLEASE STATE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME. YOUR TIME WILL CONCLUDE IN TWO MINUTES.

YOU WILL HEAR A BELL RING WHEN YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS REMAINING. PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND YOU MAY BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT NOW. I BELIEVE YOU MAY HAVE JUST MUSIC. YOUR YES, MA'AM, WE CAN HEAR YOU. SMITH. GOOD EVENING. I APPRECIATE THE PRESENTATION THAT WAS GIVEN BY DR STANTON, MANAGER OF EQUITY AND CULTURAL PROFICIENCY AT THE JUNE 7TH BOARD OF EDUCATION MEANS REALIZED THE BOARD AND DR BOLTON HAVE ALREADY HEARD THIS PRESENTATION. BUT I THINK SOME INFORMATION BEARS REPEATING. WHAT I LEARNED IS HCPS TEACHES CULTURAL RESPONSIVE SPEAKING.

HOW DO WE RESPOND TO PEOPLE FROM DIFFERENT CULTURES? DIDN'T SEE ANOTHER PERSPECTIVE AND HOPEFULLY LEARN TO BE RESPECTFUL OF DIFFERENT VIEWPOINTS, EVEN IF THEY DIFFER FROM THEIR OWN. CULTURAL RESPONSIVE TEACHING HAS BEEN TAUGHT IN HTTPS FOR OVER 25 YEARS. WHEN ASKED BY A BOARD MEMBER IF CRITICAL RACE THEIR THEORY IS THOUGHT IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND AND PUBLIC SCHOOLS, DR STANTON RESPONDED NOT TO HER KNOWLEDGE. IT TENDS TO BE TAUGHT AT THE COLLEGIATE LEVEL, SHE STATED. CRITICAL RACE THEORY IS NOT TAUGHT IN HCPS.

DR STANTON NOTED THAT IT'S A WORD RACE OR DIVERSITIES MENTION IT APPEARS THAT SOME PEOPLE, DESPITE THAT WITH CRITICAL RACE THEORY. IT IS COUNTERED THE MISSION AND VALUES OF HCPS TEACH A CONCEPT ABOUT OPPRESSORS AND OPPRESSED. SEE. BOARD MEMBER THEN STATED ITS NEW NEW MEMBERS BELIEVE SOMETHING HARD IN THE SCHOOL IS NOT APPROPRIATE. THEY SHOULD ESCALATE THE MATTER THROUGH THE BOARD OF ED WEBSITE. DR STANTON NOTED THEY COULD ALSO CONTACT HER. HE HAS HAD PARENTS VOICED THEIR CONCERN THAT THEY THINK PENNANT OF CRITICAL RACE THEORY ARE BEING TAUGHT IN THE CLASSROOM. HE HAS ASKED PARENTS THIS UNDER A LESSON PLAN OR WRITTEN INFORMATION SO SHE MAY LOOK INTO IT, HOWEVER, AS OF THE JUNE 7TH PRESENTATION, SHE HAS NOT RECEIVED A LESSON. WRITTEN PLANS TO EVALUATE. WOULD HOPE ANY PARENT WOULD CONTEXT THERE'S FEATURE YOUR CHILD'S TEACHER BOARD MEMBER FOR DR STANTON IF THEY ARE CONCERNED ABOUT WHAT HAS FOUGHT AN HTTPS. IF IT APPEARS THERE CONTINUES TO BE MANY MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT THESE SUBJECTS IN THE COUNTY. THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING. YOU ARE NOW ON THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENTS, PLEASE. STATE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME. YOUR TIME WILL CONCLUDE IN TWO MINUTES. YOU WILL HEAR A BELL RING WHEN YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS REMAINING. PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND YOU MAY BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT NOW. GOOD EVENING, JOSH. COLONEL, UH, I THINK IT'S PATHETIC. THAT GUYS AREN'T IN THE BUILDING TONIGHT. AND I'VE KNOWN THAT BOARD OF EDUCATION. THE SCHOOL SYSTEMS ARE CORRUPT FOR A LONG TIME, BUT DIDN'T REALIZE HOW BAD IT WAS THE LOCALLY UNTIL ABOUT 14 MONTHS AGO, WHEN I STARTED COMMUNICATING WITH YOU IN THE SYSTEM MORE. I'M SADDENED FOR TWO REASONS TONIGHT. SO THERE'S A LAUNDRY LIST WHO'S FROM. ONE THAT I CANNOT STARE. EACH OF YOU IN THE I EXPRESS MY DISPLEASURE SO THAT DAY WILL COME VERY SOON INTO THAT HE'S BOARD MEMBER. AND DR BOLTON HAS FAILED TO RESIGN. IT IS TIME. TO PUT IT BLUNTLY ABUSE TO OUR CHILDREN THAT IS BEING CAUSED UNDER YOUR WATCH AND DIRECTLY BY EACH OF YOU NEED TO STOP IMMEDIATELY. YOU DO NOT KNOW WHAT HE WHAT YOU WERE DOING. AND SOME OF YOU EVEN FEEL THAT THE VIEW IS A BUCKET LIST ITEM. WELL IT IS NOT. OUR CHILDREN ARE OUR FUTURE AND YOU HAVE BROUGHT THEM WITH SO MUCH. YOU HAVE ALSO ROBBED THE TAXPAYERS AND FAILED TO PROVIDE A DECENT EDUCATION TO OUR COMMUNITY. WE'RE AVOIDING REALITY AND JUST PUSHING CHILDREN THROUGH WHILE FORCING YOUR CORRUPT AGENDA. HAVE CONSTANTLY LIED. THAT IS NOT A GOOD EXAMPLE FOR CHILDREN.

FOR INSTANCE, HOW CAN DR STANTON STATE THAT SHE DID NOT KNOW WHAT CRITICAL RACE THEORY WAS? HAD TO RESEARCH IT BEFORE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING AND THEN BE PRAISED BY THE B WE THE FOLLOWING MEETING AT BEING AN EXPERT WHO IS LYING. WAS FIVE DAYS PER WEEK WITHOUT MESS. AND WITHOUT DEVICES. PLEASE GET BACK TO THE ABCS AND 123 MAKE THE COMMITMENT. YOUR IGNORANCE.

AN AGENDA STINKS AND NEEDS TO BE TAKEN OUT JUST LIKE THE GARBAGE. THIS BOARD NEEDS TO BE REPLACED IMMEDIATELY AND THAT INCLUDES MR BOWLES. HIS CONTRACT SHOULD NEVER BE CONSIDERED FOR RENEWAL. GOODNIGHT. YEAH. GOOD EVENING. YOU ARE NOW ON THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT, PLEASE STATE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME. YOUR TIME WILL CONCLUDE IN TWO MINUTES. YOU WILL HEAR A BELL RING WHEN YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS REMAINING. PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND YOU MAY BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT NOW. THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING. THIS IS ERICA MILLER FROM HAVING A GREAT I'D LIKE TO SPEAK IN REGARDS TO THE BALANCING ENROLLMENT INITIATIVE AND TO AMPLIFY COMMENT THAT

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YOU'VE BEEN HEARING FROM OUR COMMUNITY AROUND KEEPING HAVING A GREAT CITIZENS AND HAVE THE GREAT SCHOOLS. WE ARE THE GREAT AND THAT MEANS ALL OF US. ALL OF THE PARENTS IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD HAVE PURCHASED THEIR HOMES WITH THE INTENTION THAT OUR CHILDREN WOULD ATTEND, HAVE TWO BASEBALLS. WE DESERVE TO MAINTAIN THE ABILITY TO USE THAT AND TO HAVE INPUT ON WHERE OUR KIDS WILL BE RAISED AND EDUCATED. WE CHOSE HALF A DEGREE. THIS HAS BEEN SUCH A STRESSFUL PROCESS FOR PARENTS BECAUSE WE WANT WHAT WE KNOW IS BEST FOR OUR KIDS. BUT WE ALSO KNOW WE AREN'T REALLY A HEART OF THE DECISION MAKING PROCESS. WE CAN ONLY HOPE THAT DR BOLSON AND THE BOARD MEMBERS WHO DO GET TO VOTE LISTENING TO THE VOICES OF THE COMMUNITY AND ARE STAYING TRUE TO THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES OF THIS INITIATIVE. OPERATING IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF STUDENTS BY PRIORITIZING EQUITABLE ACCESS TO SPACE, HIGH QUALITY EDUCATION. MAINTAINING NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS THAT OPTIMIZED PROXIMITY TO HOME. I WOULD ALSO ENCOURAGE YOU TO REALLY REFLECT ON ACTIONS TO DATE AND HOW THIS PROCESS HAS BLACK TRANSPARENCY AND FULL INCLUSION AND ENGAGEMENT OF HARPER COUNTY FAMILIES. WE CONTINUE TO BE SURPRISED BY PROPOSED SCENARIOS THAT IMPACT TO HAVE DEGREES COMMUNITY BOTH IN REGARDS TO PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS. I KNOW YOU'VE HEARD FROM HAPPY, GREAT CITY COUNCIL PRESIDENT DAVE GLENN ASKING YOU TO PAUSE THIS PROCESS TO ENSURE WE HAVE ALL THE NECESSARY SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION TO DO THE RIGHT THINGS FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS, AND I COULDN'T AGREE MORE. BEST INTEREST OF OUR KIDS RIGHT NOW IS TO MAINTAIN THE CURRENT STATE OF THE HEAVY GRADE STUDENT COMMUNITY AND TO PUT BETTER EFFORT INTO LONG TERM PLANS THAT MEET THE NEEDS ARE THRIVING CITIES. WE NEED TO KEEP HAVING EMBRACED CITIZENS AND HAVE IT A GRACEFUL WE ARE THE GRACE. THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING. YOU ARE NOW ON THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT, PLEASE STATE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME. YOUR TIME WILL COME IN TWO MINUTES. YOU HAVE HEARD THAT RECORD. YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS REMAINING. HE'S INTRODUCE YOURSELF. YOU MAY BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT. HELLO. YOU MAY BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT NOW. OKAY THANK YOU. MY NAME IS MONICA BRANCHING FROM ABINGDON. AND I KNOW THE SYSTEM BROUGHT UP A FEW TIMES AND I HADN'T HEARD A RESPONSE BACK FROM. UH UH, FORD BOARD OF EDUCATION, SO I JUST WANTED TO RE EMPHASIZE IT AND. IF WE CAN GET A RESPONSE BACK, UM UH HUH. NAMED WILLIAM TAKE A SCHOOL. UM IS THAT BEING CONSIDERED TO BE RENAMED? AND IT'S SO I WOULD LIKE TO PUT THE NAME OF, UM. ARTHUR B. HANK THANKS AND, UM. THE CIVIL WAR HERO FROM HARFORD COUNTY, THE AFRICAN AMERICAN WHO, UH, WAS AWARDED THE, UM MEDAL OF HONOR.

SO I KNOW, UM THE. THERE'S A PARK IN HABIT OF GRACE RECENTLY NAMED FOR HIM. SO I THOUGHT THAT, UM, ALSO CHANGING THE NAME OF WILLIAM PEKKA. UH HIS NAME? UM. DO JUSTICE TO NOT ONLY HIS EFFORTS, BUT THOSE OF HARFORD COUNTY, CONTRIBUTING TO THE CIVIL WAR. UH WHERE, UH, FOR OUR COUNTRY. SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH, AND I LOOK FORWARD TO HEARING A RESPONSE BACK FROM SUPPORT EDUCATION GIRL. YEAH. GOOD EVENING. YOU ARE NOW ON THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT, PLEASE STATE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME. YOUR TIME WILL CONCLUDE IN TWO MINUTES. WE'LL HEAR A BELL RING WHEN YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS REMAINING, PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND YOU MAY BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT NOW. WHY IS HE BEING MY NAME DID FOR THE FABRIC AND I LOOKED VERY UP. THREE CHILDREN YOU CURRENTLY SPEND HEAVILY GRADE SCHOOL AS WELL AS THE PRESIDENT OF BLUE BRA, CAN I? I WANT TO ADDRESS MY CONCERNS ABOUT SECONDARY SCHOOL. SPECIFICALLY THAT HAVE DEGREES. CHILDREN BE ABLE TO AND FIVE DEGREES LITTLE SCHOOL IN HIGH SCHOOL. MY HUSBAND AND I BOUGHT OUR FIRST HOME AND HAVING GREECE SINCE 2001 IN 2000 AND 19 HAD TRIPLETS AND QUICKLY FOUND OUT THAT OUR APARTMENT FROM SPACE IS THE WAY TOO CROWDED. WE DECIDED TO MOVE WHILE WE KNEW WE WANTED TO STAY IN HARTFORD COUNTY. WE EVALUATED ALL THE SURROUNDING AREAS WITH A LARGE WHERE WE WANTED TO RAISE OUR KIDS. IT DIDN'T TAKE LONG FOR US FIRMING THAT WE REALLY LOVED THE ENTIRE DECREASED BUT STAY HERE AND A LARGE PART OF THAT THOUGHT WITHIN THE COMMUNITY WHERE MY KIDS ARE GROWING UP. ONLY ROCK ALONG WITH SEVERAL OTHER DEVELOPMENTS, PART OF THE CITY OF HAVE DEBATE. WE PAY EXTRA TAXES ON STOCK AT COUNTY TAXES, STATE TAXES FOR THE PRIVILEGE TO LIVE HERE AND BE A PART OF THIS COMMUNITY. WE KNEW THAT GOING IN, AND WE CHOSE TO STAY HERE BECAUSE HAVE DEGREES DISTINCTIVE CITY WITH THE HARPER COUNTY. THERE'S A

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DIVERSE POPULATION, STRONG COMMUNITY TIES. PARENTS FROM DIFFERENT NEIGHBORHOODS WORK TOGETHER TO SUPPORT THEIR KIDS. BREAKING UP, ONE OR MORE NEIGHBORHOODS FROM THE CITY WOULD BE DONE FOR MENTAL SPORT KIDS AND DEFINITELY BREAKING BULLY ROCKET TOP WOULD GO AGAINST THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES AND OUR COMMUNITY. KENNEDY OUR COMMUNITY ISN'T BUILT AROUND THE NEIGHBORHOOD. IT'S BUILT AROUND THE CITY OF HAPPY GRADE. THE ADVISORY SEEMING TO CONSULT RECOMMENDED FULLY ROCK SCENIC SANDERS GREENWAY FARM STAY WITHIN HALF DEGREES, THE SECONDARY SCHOOL. SECONDARY SCHOOLS DO NOT HAVE THE SAME OVERCAPACITY CHALLENGES 50 ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS, SO THERE'S NO REASON TO DIVERT ANY OF OUR MILITARY HIGH SCHOOL OR HIGH SCHOOLERS TO ANOTHER ACCOUNT FOR THEIR EDUCATION. PLEASE KEEP HAPPY. GREECE IS IN HALF DEGREE SCHOOLS ALLOW OUR KIDS THURSDAY IN THE CITY WHERE WE CHOSE THREE THAT THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. GOOD EVENING. YOU ARE NOW ON THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT, PLEASE STATE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME. YOUR TIME WILL CONCLUDE IN TWO MINUTES. YOU WILL HEAR A BELL VER AND WHEN YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS REMAINING.

PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND YOU MAY BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT NOW. HI. MY NAME IS JENNIFER KELLER. I LIVE IN THE PRESENT HIS ARMS NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE CW ONE W. 10 AND MHS 13 CHANGE AREA. THE NEWEST INFORMATION RELEASED. REGARDING THE BALANCING ENROLLMENT PLAN INDICATES THAT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD IS NOW BEING REDISTRICTED SCARCE CELL ELEMENTARY IN NORTH HARFORD MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL. I LOOKED LIKE HER BETWEEN 20 TO 25 MINUTES AWAY. AND AT LEAST THREE TIMES AS FAR AWAY AS SCHOOLS THAT ARE CLOSER TO US. HAVING A VERY HARD TIME UNDERSTANDING THE LOGIC. BEHIND SENDING OUR CHILDREN TO SCHOOLS THAT ARE SO FAR AWAY FROM US.

WHEN THERE ARE NUMEROUS ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS AND MUCH CLOSER PROXIMITY. AND WHEN THE SCHOOLS WE ARE CURRENTLY ZONED FOR WHERE IT'S LIKE ELEMENTARY, SOFT AND MIDDLE AND SOFT HIGH ARE ALL UNDER CAPACITY. MY CHILDREN WILL NEED TO BE ON A BUS BURNT INORDINATE AMOUNT OF TIME TO ATTEND SCHOOLS THAT ARE NOWHERE NEAR THE COMMUNITY THAT THEY LIVE IN. SPORTSCENTER ATTEND THE LOCAL PULLIN AND SPEND TIME IN THE BUS ROUTE THEY WILL TAKE WILL HAVE THEM HAVE TO NUMEROUS NEIGHBORHOODS. WHO HAVE NOT BEEN REDISTRICTED AND WHO WILL CONTINUE TO ATTEND ARE CURRENTLY DONE. SCHOOLS OF BOSTON MEDAL IN BOSTON HIGH.

OUR KIDS WILL BE GOING TO SCHOOL WITH STUDENTS WHO ARE NOT IN THEIR COMMUNITY AND WHO DO NOT PLAY SPORTS SYSTEM ORGANIZATIONS THEY DO. ANY NEW FRIENDS THEY MAKE WILL VERY LIKELY NOT LIVE NEAR ON. OR WITHIN OUR COSTS COMMUNITY. AS A WORKING PARENT. HIS PLACE OF WORK WILL BE ALMOST AN HOUR AND A HALF. RIGHT FROM THIS FALL. I WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ATTEND AFTER SCHOOL FOR STUDENT VOLUNTEER IN MY CHILDREN'S PASSING FOR SCHOOLS. USUALLY ATTEND DAYTIME EVENTS OR EVEN BE ABLE TO GET MY CHILDREN AND A REASONABLE AMOUNT OF TIME IF THEY ARE SECOND NEED TO BE PICKED UP FROM SCHOOL. I UNDERSTAND THE NEED TO LOOK AT ALL OF THE SCHOOLS OF THE NEIGHBORHOODS AND ALL OF THE OPTIONS FOR REDISTRICT IN IN ORDER TO BALANCE THE ENROLLMENT. OUR COMMUNITY IS BOSTON AND WE WANT OUR KIDS STAY IN THAT COMMUNITY. SENDING THEM TO NORTH HARFORD MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL. WHICH ARE BOTH ALMOST 14 MILES AWAY FROM OUR HOME AND THREE TIMES AS FAR AS AS AS AUSTIN MIDDLE AND FALSE HIGHER WOULD COMPLETELY REMOVE THEM FROM THE COMMUNITY IN WHICH THEY LIVE. IMPLORING THE BOARDS PEASLEY CONCERNED THE SAME THING AND KEEP UP AT OUR CURRENT BONE SCHOOL. THANK YOU.

YEAH. GOOD EVENING. YOU ARE NOW ON THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING BEFORE GILLIAN, YOU CAN GO AHEAD AND PROCEED. THANK YOU, MR ULTRAS PHONE NUMBER ENDING IN 1096. I BELIEVE THAT WE'VE ALREADY DONE THE INTRO. I THINK YOU WERE JUST GETTING READY TO START IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND STARTING OVER WITH YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME. YOU HAVE TWO MINUTES. OR MY NAME IS CHRISTINE PRESS. VERY I'M JUST CALLING ON BEHALF OF SCENIC MANNER. COMMUNITY FOR THE STUDENTS WHO ATTEND HAVERTY, GREECE, ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. UM WE, UM JUST WANT TO CONTINUE TO ASK THAT OUR COMMUNITY TO BE CONSIDERED. STAY AT HOW HAVE AVARICE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. UM WE RELY ON EACH OTHER EXPERIENCE TO BE ABLE TO SPEAK OUR KIDS BACK AND FORTH ACTIVITIES AFTER SCHOOL THAT ARE IN HAVE DEGREES, SUCH AS GET FIT, AND I WOULD AGREE. AND.

FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL AND TAKING OUT THROUGH THE OTHER SIDE OF 40, WHERE WE DON'T HAVE CONVENIENT ACCESS WOULD JUST REALLY LIMIT OUR ABILITY TO PUT OUR KIDS IN THOSE ACTIVITIES AFTER SCHOOL FOR WORKING PARENTS AND THINGS LIKE THAT. OF COURSE, WE WANT TO ADVOCATE FOR ALL HAPPY DEGREE STUDENTS, SAYING HAVE A DEGREE SCHOOLS. BUT AGAIN FOR SCENIC MANNER SPECIFICALLY WHERE I LIVE, AND WE JUST REALLY APPRECIATE FURTHER CONSIDERATION TO KEEP OUR KIDS AT HARVARD GREECE ELEMENTARY THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING. YOU ARE NOW ON THE

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BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT, PLEASE STATE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME. YOUR TIME WILL CONCLUDE IN TWO MINUTES. YOU WILL HEAR A BELL RING WHEN YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS REMAINING. PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND YOU MAY BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT NOW. GOOD EVENING. I'D LIKE TO FIRST. THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO THE STUDENTS OF HARFORD COUNTY AND FOR ALLOWING ME TO SPEAK TONIGHT. MY NAME IS SONYA GALLEON AND I LIVE IN THE PROPOSED SC NINE CHANGE AREA NEXT YEAR, WE WILL HAVE A SECOND GRADER, FIRST GRADER AND PRE K CHILD ATTENDING MEADOWVALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. AS WELL AS THE FUTURE MUSTANG ENTERING IN 2023. WE LIVE IN A FARM AND AGRICULTURE COMMUNITY THAT HAS DEEP GRIEF AT MEADOWVALE. MY HUSBAND, IT CAN ADMIT AVAIL. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, WHICH IS ONE REASON WE CHOSE TO RAISE OUR FAMILY HERE ON THE SAME FAMILY FARMS. WHERE HE GREW UP. WE ARE WELL AWARE THAT NOBODY WANTS TO BE MOVED FROM THEIR SCHOOL, BUT HISTORICAL AREAS THAT HAVE BEEN A PART OF THE METAL BELL COMMUNITY FOR DECADES SHOULD NOT BE REDISTRICTED TO A SCHOOL THAT IS MUCH FARTHER AWAY. CALCULATED THE DISTANCE FROM MY HOME ADDRESS. ROY WILLIAMS AND FOUND THAT IT IS THE FARTHEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL OUT OF THE SURROUNDING FIVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN OUR AREA. ALONG WITH ALL OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED THE PROPOSED BALANCING ENROLLMENT AREA SC NINE CAME AS A VERY LATE PAINS GIVING US NO CHANCE FOR PUBLIC INPUT BEFORE THE FINAL RECOMMENDATION WAS PRESENTED. THE SUPERINTENDENT BOSTON. THESE FACTORS DO NOT ALIGN WITH THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES THAT WERE TO BE CONSIDERED THROUGH THIS BALANCING ENROLLMENT PROCESS. LASTLY OUR CHILDREN HAVE BEEN THROUGH SO MUCH UNCERTAINTY OVER THE PAST 16 MONTHS. THE CURRENT PROPOSALS ARE BASED ON NUMBERS FROM 2019, AND WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH SOME MAJOR CHANGES, INCLUDING LIVING THROUGH A PANDEMIC. AS A COUNTY. WE SHOULD TAKE A STEP BACK. GET UPDATED POST PANDEMIC ENROLLMENT NUMBERS BEFORE MOVING FORWARD WITH A PLAN THAT, UH, PRUDES HUNDREDS OF CHILDREN TO POTENTIALLY APPROVED AND AGAIN IN A COUPLE YEARS. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR TIME AND CONSIDERATION. GOOD EVENING. YOU ARE NOW ON THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT, PLEASE STATE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME. YOUR TIME WILL CONCLUDE IN TWO MINUTES.

YOU WILL HEAR A BELL RING WHEN YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS REMAINING. PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND YOU MAY BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT NOW. GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS SHANNON. POLLING. I MEANT RESIDENT OF THE SEA TODAY, COMMUNITY OF, UM S 84. THIS IS NOW MY THIRD TIME SPEAKING TO YOU THIS YEAR I'VE BEEN ADVOCATING FOR MY COMMUNITY THEATER DAY FOR REMAIN AT PATTERSON MILL FOR A NUMBER OF REASONS. DON'T WANT TO REPEAT MYSELF AGAIN. HAVEN'T SEEN ANY CHANGES FOR THE MAMMARY MAP. HE SEEMS THEATRE DAY PATTERSON MILL. I'VE WRITTEN LETTERS AND EMAILS WITH RESPONSES INDICATING HELP WILL BE GIVEN AND THAT NOTHING IS FINAL. I FEEL WE ARE NOT BEING HEARD BY SLOW AND I FEEL THAT THE CITIZENS OF HARPER COUNTY ARE BEING LET DOWN BY ANOTHER REDISTRICTING. AND ADVOCATING FOR THE COMMUNITY OF BETTER DAY. NOT MONARCH BLENDS, WHICH IS JUST ADJACENT TO US, WHICH JUST RECENTLY BUILT. IT'S STILL BEING BUILT WITHOUT A THOUGHT IN THE WORLD ABOUT WHERE THOSE SAYS WHAT A 14TH. OR WHY A HUGE DEVELOPMENT IS GOING INTO AN OVERCROWDED DISTRICT. I'M NOT FIGHTING FOR 12 STONES.

HONESTLY NEVER EVEN HEARD OF THIS PLACE AND DON'T KNOW WHY IT'S BEING ASSOCIATED WITH THEATRE DAY. I'M ADVOCATING FOR SATURDAY. MAYBE THAT SOUNDS SELFISH. BUT IT ISN'T FOR THE PRESIDENT'S THEATRE DAY. WE MOVED SIX YEARS AGO. BECAUSE OF THE LAST REDISTRICTING MOVEMENT ENDED AND SENDING MY OLD NEIGHBORHOOD ACROSS TWO COUNTS FOR ANOTHER MIDDLE IN HIGH SCHOOL. THE SCHOOL THAT I DIDN'T WANT MY CHILDREN TO ATTEND A SCHOOL THAT GETS FABRICATING. WE SEARCHED FOR YEARS, FINDING OUT OUR MOVE WHEN THE KIDS WOULD ENTER MIDDLE SCHOOL, PEGGING THE PERFECT COMMUNITY AND THE RIGHT SCHOOL. WE MOVED TO SEE TODAY BECAUSE THE PROXIMITY OF THE SCHOOL TO HOME BECAUSE OF THE EXCELLENT STORY IF WE COULD HAVE CHOSEN ANYWHERE IN HARFORD COUNTY, BUT WE CHOSE PETER DAY IN BEL AIR SOUTH BECAUSE THAT'S WHERE WE WANTED OUR KIDS TO GO. RESIDENTS THAT ARE SPEAKING UP FOR DOING SO, BECAUSE THEY BELIEVE IT'S WRONG TO MOVE OUR CHILDREN ACROSS TOWN TO ANOTHER LOCATION. WE ALL MOVED HERE SPECIFICALLY BECAUSE OF THE SCHOOL REPUTATION, PROXIMITY AND CURRICULAR AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES. IT'S WRONG TO PUNISH THE LONG STANDING COMMUNITY. SUCH A SPEEDER DAY, PULLING OUR KIDS OUT OF THEIR COMMUNITY SCHOOL BECAUSE HARPER COUNTY POORLY MANAGED THEIR PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT, I CAN'T SPECULATE HUMAN AND MARK THANK YOU. THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING. YOU ARE NOW ON THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT, PLEASE STATE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME. YOUR TIME WILL CONCLUDE IN TWO

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MINUTES. YOU WILL HEAR A BELL RING WHEN YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS REMAINING. PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND YOU MAY BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT NOW. GOOD EVENING BOARD MEMBERS AND DR BOLSON. MY NAME IS RICK AL KUN, AND I LIVE IN THE THEATER DAY COMMUNITY. I HAVE TWO CHILDREN WHO ATTEND PATTERSON, THE MIDDLE HIGH SCHOOLS AND WHO ARE ACTIVELY INVOLVED IN THIS FULL EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES. I AM OPPOSED TO THE PROPOSED CHANGE TO MHS FOUR. TAKING MY COMMUNITY OUT OF THEATER DAY. SATURDAY OUT OF PATERSON MILLS BECAUSE OF OUR WORK SCHEDULES, WE HAVE BEEN FORTUNATE ENOUGH TO BE ABLE TO RELY ON OTHER PARENTS TO PICK UP AND DROP OFF TO AND FROM OUR HOME TO ENSURE OUR KIDS WERE ABLE TO MAKE PRACTICE OR ATTEND AFTER SCHOOL MEETINGS. MOVING OUR KIDS SO FAR AWAY SEVERELY LIMITS OR EVEN ELIMINATE THEIR ABILITY TO PARTICIPATE IN SPORTS OR AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES BECAUSE OUR CARPOOL OPTIONS WITH NEIGHBORS WHO LIVE WITHIN A MILE DRIVE FULL VANTAGE. ANYONE WITH KNOWLEDGE OF HARFORD COUNTY, PARTICULARLY THE BEL AIR SOUTH AREA WOULD REALIZE HOW NON SENSIBLE IT IS TO MOVE CHILDREN RESIDING IN CEDAR DAY FROM THE SCHOOL TWO MILES AWAY ACROSS THE COUNTY. TO A FULL TRIPLE THE DISTANCE AWAY. ARE BETTER OPTIONS FOR COMMUNITIES CLOSER IN PROXIMITY TO SEE MAILED RIGHT, INCLUDING THOSE THAT ARE FURTHER AWAY THAN OUR COMMUNITY. YET IN THIS PROPOSALS REMAIN IN PATERSON MILL. SOME HAVE EVEN BEEN REMOVED FROM THE PROPOSAL AND RETURNED TO PATTERSON MEDAL DESPITE THE FACT THAT THEY ARE SIGNIFICANTLY FURTHER FROM PATERSON MILLS AND CLOSER TO C.

MILTON WRIGHT, THEN THEATRE DAY. THAT MAKES NO SENSE. YOU ARE MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY WHO ARE FAMILIAR WITH THE COMMUNITIES IN THE AREA ROADS. I URGE YOU TO REJECT THE PROPOSAL TO SEND CHILDREN IN CEDAR DAY ACROSS THE COUNTY TO FEMALE BREAK. IN SOUTH HAMPTON MIDDLE. FOCUSED BEYOND KEEPING KIDS WITHIN THEIR LOCAL COMMUNITIES ADHERING TO THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES AGAIN AS MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY WHO ARE MOST FAMILIAR WITH THE AREA, THE COMMUNITIES AND OUR SCHOOLS. I URGE YOU TO REJECT THE PROPOSALS MOVE THE CHILDREN OF THEATRE DAY, THE SOUTHAMPTON MIDDLE AND C. MILTON WRIGHT. THANK YOU AND HAVE A GOOD EVENING. GOOD EVENING. YOU ARE NOW ON THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT, PLEASE STATE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME. YOUR TIME WILL CONCLUDE IN TWO MINUTES. YOU WILL HEAR A BELL RING WHEN YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS REMAINING. PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND YOU MAY BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT NOW. GOOD EVENING. THANK YOU TO THE MEMBERS OF THE BOARD FOR HEARING MY PUBLIC COMMENT TONIGHT. MY NAME IS MEGAN CROSBY. BUT ANGER AND THE MOTHER OF FREE HARPER COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL STUDENTS WILL BE IMPACTED BY THE CURRENT REDISTRICTING PLAN. OUR NEIGHBORHOOD. MH S 13 CHANGE AREA HAS BEEN PROPOSED TO BE MOVED TO BOSTON FROM SOLVED IN MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL IN NORTH HARFORD, MIDDLE IN HIGH SCHOOL. IN 2018. MY HUSBAND AND I BEGAN LOOKING FOR OUR FOREVER HOME.

WE LOOKED AT OVER 40 HOMES AND FINALLY FOUND THE ONE IN OUR DESIRED SCHOOL DISTRICT, FALSE IN MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL. SINCE THAT TIME, WE HAVE ENROLLED OUR CHILDREN AND PRE K GYMNASTICS DANCE. WOMEN'S SOCCER, BASKETBALL AND FOOTBALL PROGRAMS ALL INSULTED. FALSE AND POOL REC CENTER, MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS ARE RIGHT AROUND THE CORNER FROM OUR HOMES. OUR CHILDREN'S EXPLOSIVE FRIENDS WILL ATTEND BOSTON MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL. MY HUSBAND AND I ARE VERY INVOLVED IN OUR CHILDREN'S SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY. WE ARE ACTIVE MEMBERS OF THE TO AND VOLUNTEER IN THEIR SCHOOL. BOTH MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE COACH MULTIPLE SAUCE AND SPORTS TEAMS. LIKE MANY FAMILIES, WE BUILD OUR LIVES AND CAREER AROUND WHERE OUR CHILDREN ATTEND SCHOOL WITH THE NEW REDISTRICTING PLAN, MY CHILDREN'S SCHOOL WOULD BE THREE TIMES AS FAR AWAY FROM MY OFFICE AND MORE THAN DOUBLE THE DISTANCE FROM MY HUSBAND'S WORK SITE. AT LEAST 45 MINUTES AWAY WITHOUT TRAFFIC. THIS WILL MAKE IT EXTREMELY DIFFICULT TO CONTINUE TO BE INVOLVED IN THEIR SCHOOL ATTEND SPORTING EVENTS, PARENT TEACHER MEETINGS, MUSICAL PERFORMANCES AND OTHER SCHOOL SPONSORED EVENTS. OR PICK THEM UP IF THEY ARE SICK. FAST AS THESE SCHOOLS ARE JUST NOT A PART OF OUR COMMUNITY. THE LENGTH OF THE SCHOOL BUS RIDE REMAINS UNKNOWN, BUT I DO KNOW THAT IN ORDER TO GET TO THEIR CURRENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL'S SPIRIT, STILL, OUR CHILDREN ARE ALREADY ON THE BUS FOR 35 TO 45 MINUTES. NORTH. HEARTBURN IS AN ADDITIONAL NINE MILES WITH THEIR NORTH. THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING. YOU ARE NOW ON THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT, PLEASE STATE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME. YOUR TIME WILL CONCLUDE IN TWO MINUTES. YOU WILL HEAR A BELL RING WHEN YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS REMAINING. PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND YOU MAY BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT NOW. GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS HEATHER

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REID AND I'M, A RESIDENT OF SATURDAY COMMUNITY APPARENTLY HAVE THREE CHILDREN AND HARPER COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM. I'M HERE TO EXPRESS MY CONCERN ABOUT THE PROPOSED MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL REDISTRICTING PLAN AFFECTING OUR COMMUNITY. CURRENT PROPOSAL SHIFT STUDENTS OUT OF OUR CURRENT COMMUNITY AT PATTERSON. NO. IT MOVES US, THE SOUTHAMPTON AND C. MILTON WRIGHT. OUR SENIOR DAY COMMUNITY IS LESS THAN TWO MILES FROM PATTERSON MILL. WITH THE PROPOSED CHANGES THE MELTING WE WOULD BE OVER SEVEN MILES FROM OUR SCHOOLS, AND MORE IMPORTANTLY, COMPLETELY TRANSFERRED TO A DIFFERENT COMMUNITY. IN RECENT WEEKS THAT HAS BECOME KNOWN THAT UPDATED MATCH THE OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS ALONG THE WHEEL ROAD CORRIDOR THAT ARE MUCH CLOSER TO FEMALE IN SOUTH HAMPTON AND ORIGINALLY SLATED TO MOVE TO THE SCHOOLS HAVE BEEN ALLOWED TO NOW STAY AT PATTERSON MILL. I, AS MANY OTHERS THAT COMMUNITY HAS BROKEN OUT AT EVERY BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING BRITAIN LETTERS, ALL THE REPRESENTATIVES. AND ALL OF THESE, MEANING. WE HAVE BEEN A PART OF NOT ONCE. HAVE I EVER HEARD FROM ANYONE AND THESE OTHER WHEEL ROAD COMMUNITY? NOT ONCE GET SOMEHOW THE DECISION IS MADE, BUT NOR OUR CONCERNS AND INSTEAD LET THE FAMILIES AND THE COMMUNITIES THAT ARE CONSIDERABLY CLOSER. SOUTHAMPTON AND FEMALE TO REMAIN AT PATTERSON MILL. THE WHEEL, WROTE QUARTER NEIGHBORHOODS THAT WERE ORIGINALLY PROPOSED. MOVE. WE ARE UNQUESTIONABLY THE CLOSEST THE PATERSON NO. AND AS MY NEIGHBORS HAVE SHARED ON SEVERAL PREVIOUS MEETINGS, AND TONIGHT WE HAVE SEVERAL LOCKERS. AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES BE VERY LIMITED BY MOVING TO SEE NOTHING FOR SOUTH ANSWERS. AS WE HAVE NOTED IN PREVIOUS MEETINGS, PATERSON, ELIZA ACTUALLY, PATERSON OH, HI IS NOT OVERCROWD IT, NOR IS IT PROJECTED TO BE OVERCROWDED. AND THE MIDDLE SCHOOL IS OVER BY A SMALL NUMBER THAT COULD BE SOLVED BY READ EXACTLY CURRENT BOUNDARY EXCEPTIONS. I'M ASKING THIS BOARD AND OTHER LEADERS FROM HARFORD COUNTY TO LOOK CLOSELY AT EXACTLY HOW THIS REGISTRY PROJECT IS BEING HANDLED. I'M ASKING YOU NOT TO RUBBER STAMP THE CURRENT PROPOSALS AND THINK AND ASK FOR NEW AND DIFFERENT IDEAS TO EXPLORE. ASK THE HARD QUESTIONS. LISTEN TO YOUR COMMUNITY AND LET'S THINK OUTSIDE THE BUS. THANK YOU. YEAH. GOOD EVENING. YOU ARE NOW ON THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT, PLEASE STATE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME. YOUR TIME WILL CONCLUDE IN TWO MINUTES. YOU WILL HEAR A BELL RING WHEN YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS REMAINING. PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND YOU MAY BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT NOW. ALRIGHT, THIS IS MARK W, UM I'M SPEAKING TODAY. INSURANCE PARENTS, ANY MEMBER IN THE REGARDS THE LATEST ADDITION BEING THE PROPOSALS MY ENTIRE FAMILY. ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. AND THE SCHOOL, I'LL REPURCHASE OR HOUSE ORIGINAL AND DEEP HERE IN THE WEST, THE ROAD. OXFORD AREAS. MY WIFE AND I RAISE HERE TO STUNS HERE. HER PARENTS WERE DIRECTLY ACROSS THE STREET FROM US. HER BROTHER'S FAMILY LIVES DOWN THE ROAD. FIND EXTREMELY PRESSURING ARE SMALL NEIGHBORHOOD, THOUSANDS FILL IN THE FIFTIES AND SIXTIES, HISTORICALLY ALWAYS AND INVITED BILL FLAT SUPPER REDISTRICT. BECAUSE OF OTHER DEVELOPMENTS AROUND UP.

IS NOT ONLY BUT THEIR CHILDREN IN A LOWER CLASS SCHOOLS, BUT ALSO DECREASE THEIR PROPERTY VALUES. THERE ARE THREE OTHERS FOR THEIR INCLUSION FOR OUR HOMES THAT ARE EVEN BEING CONSIDERED. IN CLOSING. THE ONLY REASON YOU HAVE NOT HEARD FROM MY SOONER THAT OUR COMMUNITY WAS NOT ORIGINALLY AFFECTED BY THE THIRD OR IT'S UNFAIR THAT WERE ADDED TO THE AREA OF TEAMS LESS THAN A MONTH AGO. WE'RE BEGGING USED TO RE THE THIS THING OF FB NINE.

BASICALLY THE RESIDENTS OF WESTERN SURROUNDING NEIGHBORHOODS. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME, BYE PHONES OR AN ACCORDION. GOOD EVENING. YOU ARE NOW ON THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT, PLEASE STATE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME. YOUR TIME WILL CONCLUDE IN TWO MINUTES. IT WAS THEIR BELL RING WHEN YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS REMAINING. PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF MAY BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT NOW. GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS ROBIN LEAN AND I LIVE IN MHS FOUR CHANGE AREA SPECIFICALLY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD YOUR DAY. I HAVE FOUR CHILDREN, THREE OF WHICH ATTEND HARVARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS NOW AND ONE MORE WHO WILL ENTER IN THE FALL OF 2025 DUE TO THE AGES AND MY CHILDREN, THE LIKELIHOOD OF HAVING TO REPEAT THIS PROCESS FOR CHILDREN OF VIOLENCE ARE IN FULL IS VERY HIGH. I AGREE THAT THEIR CAPACITY ISSUES BASED IN THE COUNTY, MANY OF THOSE ARE CONCENTRATED IN CENTRAL PART OF THE COUNTY. THE CURRENT RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WERE PUT FORWARD ARE PROBLEMATIC WITH ANY STUFF FOR AREA AND THIS WAS AGREED UPON BY THE ADVISORY FEES. THE CURRENT RECOMMENDATIONS HAVE STUDENTS LIVING CLOSER TO SOUTH HAMPTON AND C. MILTON WRIGHT AND FURTHER AWAY FROM PATERSON ATTENDING PATTERSON MILL. ALL THOSE LIVING CLOSEST TO PATERSON MOBILE. WE'RE GOING FURTHER TO SOUTHAMPTON, YOU KNOW, RIGHT? STUDENTS WILL LITERALLY NEED TO CRISSCROSS EACH OTHER ON WHEEL ROAD TO ATTEND THEIR RECOMMENDED SPORTS. YEAH. ADDITIONALLY THE CURRENT RECOMMENDATION HOW COMES THAT WE STILL BECOMING A ST PETER SCHOOL? THE REASON WHY THIS IS AN ISSUE IS THAT 66% OF STUDENTS WILL ATTEND BELLER AND THE REMAINDER WE SPLIT BETWEEN PATERSON ON SOUTHAMPTON. THAT

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EQUATES TO PRACTICALLY 20 STUDENTS FROM EACH FIFTH GRADE CLASS GOING TO BOTH PATTERSON MILL IN SOUTHAMPTON. LIKELIHOOD OF BEING CLASS WITH THE FORMER HUNTSMAN. WE STILL CLASS. WE WILL BE VERY SMALL, MAKING THE TRANSITION FROM ELEMENTARY TO MIDDLE SCHOOL EVEN HARDER.

FINALLY THE CURRENT RECOMMENDATIONS PUT FORTH BY BEL AIR, OFTEN, PATTERSON MILL AND SOUTHAMPTON MIDDLE SCHOOL WILL SIT RIGHT AT CAPACITY. HISTORICALLY REDISTRICTING HAS ONLY CAPSULES UNDER CAPACITY FOR 1 TO 3 YEARS, PEOPLE ARE GOING FURTHER PAST THE PAST AGAIN. WHICH IS LIKELY TO REPEAT AS MANY AREAS WILL NOW BE OPEN THE BUILDINGS. IN CONCLUSION. THERE ARE ISSUES OF CAPACITY IN HARPER COUNTY, PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE HITTING A NUMBER TWO HIT A NUMBER. IT'S NOT GOING TO RESOLVE IN THESE NORTH SHIPPING LARGE AMOUNT OF STUDENTS FROM ONE SCHOOL TO THE MAP. WE WILL CONTINUE TO KICK THE CAN DOWN THE ROAD IN ORDER TO MAKE NUMBERS APPEAR BETTER FOR A VERY SHORT TIME GAME. THE CHANGES ARE TO BE MADE. THEY NEED TO BE MADE IN A STRATEGIC WAY. THE STUDENTS ARE IN FACT GOING TO THIS NEW SPORT, NOT BEING BUSED OUT TO OTHER AREAS OF THE STATE WOULD COME FOR TWO MINUTE, MARK. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING. GOOD EVENING. YOU ARE NOW ON THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT, PLEASE STATE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME. YOU WILL HAVE TWO MINUTES. YOU WILL HEAR A BELL RING WHEN YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS REMAINING, PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND YOU MAY BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT NOW. HELLO MY NAME IS JENNIFER TURNER. AND I WOULD LIKE TO TALK TODAY ABOUT MY CONCERNS ABOUT THE CW ONE CW, 10 AND IMAGES. 16 SCHOOL REDISTRICTING. CRIMEA CONCERNS WITH THE CHILD SALT WAS CHILD SAFETY AND WELLBEING WITH REGARDS WELLBEING. MY CHILDREN ATTENDING SPORTS LIKE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND ARE PART OF A SMALL GROUPS THAT FEED INTO FALSE, THE MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL. YOU'RE ASKED TO MAKE ADJUSTMENTS, NEW FRIENDS, BUT WE'RE ABLE TO DO THAT BECAUSE THEY LIVED WITHIN THE COMMUNITY OF BOSTON. NOW, WHICH IS DEFINITELY GOT INTO SCHOOL OF THE MOMENT. UM. NOW WE'RE SUGGESTING THAT MY CHILDREN MOVE OUT OF THE BOSTON DISTRICT NORTH PARKER HIGH SCHOOL, UM, ALBUM DISTRICT OR FULL HIGH SCHOOL WITH THE CAPACITY OF PROTECTED TO BE OF 59. I BELIEVE. WHEN MY CHILDREN DEPEND. THIS IS ALSO. A COMMUNITY THAT MY CHILDREN HAVE NO VESTED INTEREST IN AND SO THERE'LL BE A DISADVANTAGED SOCIALLY, THEY'LL HAVE NO FRIENDS BECAUSE, UH, FORCE LAKES IN NORTH HARFORD THAT THEY DON'T FEED INTO NORTHEAST PARKER HIGH SCHOOLS. AND THEY'LL HAVE NO VESTED INTEREST IN THE SPORT FOR IN THEIR COMMUNITY RESOURCES. FINALLY I MUST ADDRESS THE SENTIMENT THAT WAS PRESSED AT THE 16TH MEETING THAT MOVING I MEAN, JUST 13, WHICH IS EASIER. IT'S EASIER, REALLY IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF OUR KIDS. BUT ONE THING YOU'RE CREATING A DOUBLE IMPACT BY MOVING THE BEL AIR HOSPITAL KIDS TO BOSTON AND THE BOSTON KIDS NORTH HARFORD HIGH SCHOOL.

HE'S HERE IS ATTEMPTING OFTEN, BUT IT'S NOT THE RIGHT OPTION FOR OUR CHILDREN. ANOTHER ISSUE IS A SIGNIFICANT BUST, AND THESE CHILDREN WILL BE SPENT. INCREASING THEIR BUS SADDLE TIME BY THREEFOLD. UM I WOULD PREFER IF I CAN'T MONEY ISN'T SPENT. ON CHANGING ON TRANSPORTATION BUDGET I'D RATHER THAN SPEND MY MONEY, MY CLASSROOMS ON TEACHERS AND, FRANKLY ON NEW MIDDLE SCHOOLS TO ADDRESS THE TRUE PROBLEMS OF OVERCROWDING. I EMPLOYED BOARD AND THE COMMUNITY TO STAND UP TO SEE WHAT'S RIGHT FOR THE KIDS, NOT JUST EASIER FOR THE POLITICS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME. GOOD EVENING. YOU ARE NOW ON THE BOARD OF EDUCATION MEETING BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT, PLEASE STATE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME. YOUR TIME WILL CONCLUDE IN TWO MINUTES. YOU WILL HEAR A BELL RING WHEN YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS REMAINING. PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND YOU MAY BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT NOW. GOOD EVENING. I JUST WANTED TO TAKE A MINUTE. BUT THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME TONIGHT AND ALLOWING ME TO BE ABLE TO STATES. MY NAME IS MICHELLE KAGAN. AND I'M HERE TO SPEAK TO YOU AS A PARENT WITH CHILDREN CURRENTLY ATTENDING HAVE THE GRACE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND ZONE FOR HAVING A GREAT MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL. I CURRENTLY LIVE IN BULLY ROCK. WANTED TO TAKE THE BALANCING ENROLLMENT COMMITTEE FOR FOLLOWING THE GUIDING PRINCIPLE TO MAINTAIN NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS BY KEEPING OUR BULLY ROCK NEIGHBORHOODS TOGETHER HAVING A GREAT ELEMENTARY, THE GULF SUMMERS AND RESIDENTS, AREAS OF BULLY ROCK ARE NOT SIDES. WE ARE ONE NEIGHBORHOOD. ALL INTERACTIONS BETWEEN CHILDREN AND FAMILIES ARE TOGETHER. ADDITIONALLY I WANT TO THANK THE COMMITTEE AND THE BOARD. WE'RE KEEPING HAVING A GREAT CITY RESIDENTS AND HAVE A GRACEFUL AS A FORMER TEACHER. I KNOW THE IMPORTANCE OF EDUCATION AND THE COMMUNITY SUPPORT WHEN RAISING YOUR CHILDREN. WE LOVE ARE HAVING A GREAT COMMUNITY AND OUR SCHOOL AND I ALSO JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT I APPRECIATE THE TIME AND EFFORT THAT THE BOARD IN THE COMMITTEE HAVE BEEN PUTTING IN DURING THIS BALANCING ENROLLMENT PROCESS. THANK YOU.

WE ARE THE GREAT. PRESIDENT GLORIA. THOSE ARE ALL THE VIRTUAL SPEAKERS THAT WERE IN THE LOBBY. WONDERFUL THANK YOU SO MUCH. MY UNDERSTANDING IS WE NOW HAVE SOME IN PERSON SPEAKERS. MS RALLO, CAN YOU START FALLING THE PERSON SPEAK YES. WE HAVE 22 SPEAKERS THIS

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EVENING. WE'RE GONNA START OFF WITH CHRISTOPHER KELLEHER, FOLLOWED BY DELAINE LEWIS.

FIRST. GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS CHRIS KELLER. RECOGNIZE THAT THE PROCESS OF REDISTRICTING IS NO EASY TASK, AND I'M VERY APPRECIATIVE OF YOUR EFFORTS. MY FAMILY LIVES IN CHANGE AREA CW ONE. MHS 13. I'M HERE TO OPPOSE THE LATEST RECOMMENDATION TO REDISTRICT OUR NEIGHBORHOOD TO JARRETTSVILLE ELEMENTARY IN NORTH HARFORD, MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL CW ONE MHS 13 IS A FALSE IN COMMUNITY AND SHOULD REMAIN FALLSTON SCHOOLS. UNDER THE CURRENT REDISTRICTING PLANS ARE NEIGHBORHOOD HAS BEEN RANDOMLY CARVED OUT FROM WITHIN THE PFOSTEN DISTRICT WITH VERY LITTLE EXPLANATION. WE LITERALLY HAVE. OUR OUR NEIGHBORHOOD SURROUNDED BY THREE DIFFERENT SIDES WITHIN THE FALLSTON COMMUNITY OR FALSE IN SCHOOL DISTRICT. YOUR GUIDING PRINCIPLE NUMBER FIVE INCLUDES THE LANGUAGE TO MAINTAIN NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOLS THAT OPTIMIZE PROXIMITY TO. OUR CURRENT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL.

FOREST LAKES IS 3.2 MILES, WHEREAS JARED ELEMENTARY WILL BE 6.5 MILES MORE THAN DOUBLE THE DISTANCE. THERE ARE FIVE ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS CLOSER TO US. INJURED SAW ELEMENTARY, FALSE IN HIGH SCHOOL IS 3.7 MILES FROM MY HOME COMPARED TO 13.4 MILES TO NORTH PARKER.

MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL. THAT'S MORE THAN THREE TIMES THE DISTANCE. YOU'RE SIX GUIDING PRINCIPLE STATES THAT CONSIDER TRANSPORTATION IMPACTS AND WORKS TOWARDS LIMITING THE AMOUNT OF TIME REQUIRED ON A BUS TO LESS THAN 45 MINUTES. I BELIEVE YOU'LL NEED TO TAKE IT STRENUOUS EFFORTS TO TRANSPORT MY CHILDREN SAFELY TO NORTH HARFORD WITHIN 45 MINUTES. MY FAMILY AND MY NEIGHBORS ARE ABSOLUTELY 100% OF THE FALLSTON COMMUNITY. MY CHILDREN PLAY FALLSTON SPORTS WITH PFOSTEN WRECK THEY PARTICIPATE IN PFOSTEN CAMPS. THEY SWIM IN THE PFOSTEN CLUB. THEY GO TO PFOSTEN LIBRARY. WE EAT AND SHOP DAILY AT FALLSTON ESTABLISHMENTS. I PERSONALLY HAVE THOUSANDS OF HOURS LOGGED IN SUPPORTING THE FALLSTON REC SOCCER PROGRAM ON THE VERY ACTIVE BOARD MEMBER WITH THE FALLSTON SOCCER PROGRAM, WHICH SUPPORTS NEARLY 1300 CHILDREN THIS YEAR ALONE. I'VE COACHED 13 SPORTS TEAMS IN FALLSTON SINCE 2017. RIGHT? HAPPY HOUR. OH, OH, YOU'VE REACHED THE TWO MINUTE, MARK. THANK YOU. OH, HELLO. MY NAME IS DELAINE LEWIS. I'M HERE WITH THE ORGANIZATION TOGETHER. WE WILL HARPER TONIA PARTICIPATE E THANK YOU FOR THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK. I WILL. I KNOW THIS IS OUR FIRST EVENING DOING HYBRID. I MIGHT SUGGEST THAT. I DON'T KNOW THE TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES BUT AT LEAST ALTERNATING BETWEEN IN PERSON AND REMOTE. NICE THING TO DO.

UM I. I'M HERE TONIGHT BECAUSE I HAVE FRANKLY, BEEN STUNNED AT THE LACK OF KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING THAT HAS DEVELOPED AROUND THIS ISSUE OF CRITICAL RACE THEORY. IT IS BASED ON A LACK OF CRITICAL THINKING AND SELF EDUCATION. SO THIS MOMENT PRESENTS AN OPPORTUNITY. HAVE AN OPEN DISCUSSION IS IF EVERYONE IS WILLING TO DO SO. HARVEY COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAS STATED VERY CLEARLY THEY DO NOT TEACH CRITICAL RACE THEORY. SO WHY ARE PEOPLE HERE? APPEARING TO OBJECT TO THAT AS THOUGH IT WERE A FACT. IT'S DISTURBING TO ME THAT IS ACCEPTED AS FACT, WHEN WE HAVE OUR OWN SCHOOL SYSTEM, TELLING US THAT IT'S NOT BEING IMPLEMENTED. I THINK IT COMES FROM A FEAR OF DISCUSSION AND USE OF WORDS AROUND RACE. RACISM, RACIST. AND I THINK THAT'S SAD. WE NEED TO GET TO A POINT WHERE WE CAN HAVE DISCUSSIONS. ABOUT THESE ISSUES AND ABOUT THESE TOPICS. WITHOUT PERSONALIZING THEM.

BECAUSE WHAT CRITICAL RACE THEORY DOES TALK ABOUT IS THE SYSTEMIC IMPACT OF RACISM. AND WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT THAT. IT IS NOT BEING TAUGHT IN THIS SCHOOL SYSTEM, BUT ITS IMPACT IS FELT IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. AND AS WE HAVE BEEN TALKING FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS ABOUT THE FACT THAT EMPLOYMENT OF TEACHERS OF COLOR AND THIS SYSTEM IS EMBARRASSING. IT'S EMBARRASSING. OH, OH, BRIEFS THE TWO MINUTE MARK. THANK YOU.

YOUR TWO MINUTES IS UP, MA'AM. I AM TWO MINUTES IS UP. NEXT WE HAVE BRIAN ROBERTS, FOLLOWED BY

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MELISSA BELL SINGER. HIGH POINT ROAD. I'M HERE TO TALK ABOUT THE REDISTRICTING. THE NH 13 AREA. I THINK WE ALL WOULD AGREE THAT AFFECTING THE LEAST AMOUNT OF KIDS AND FAMILIES IS THE BEST WAY TO GO THE LEAST AMOUNT OF KIDS EVENT. N. H S 13 IS MOVING TO NORTH HARPER TO QUOTE MAKE SPACE FOR STUDENTS THEY NEED TO MOVE OUT OF THE BELL OR MIDDLE SCHOOL IN QUICK.

THIS GROUP M H SEVEN HAS TO MOVE SOMEWHERE NO MATTER WHAT. SO INSTEAD OF THE MOVING THEM WEST TO PFOSTEN, WHICH DISPLACES A COUPLE 100 KIDS, WHY NOT MOVE THEM NORTH TO NORTH HARBOR? AND THERE WOULD BE NO IMAGE. 13. BOSTON MIDDLE SCHOOL HAS AN 1100 STUDENT CAPACITY IS THAT 90% RIGHT NOW? EVEN BRINGING IN 80 STUDENTS FROM M H SEVEN BRINGS IT TO 97.

BUT WE ARE DEALING WITH OLD DATA, RIGHT? I THINK WE WOULD ALL AGREE THAT THE NEW E LEARNING PROGRAM NEXT YEAR THE TOTAL NUMBER OF STUDENTS AT FOSTER MIDDLE WILL BE REDUCED.

AGAIN NO REASON TO HAVE AN MH 13. I THINK WE NEED TO PUMP THE BRAKES HERE WE ARE COMING OFF A PANDEMIC. LET'S SEE HOW THE E LEARNING SHAKES OUT. THIS WILL IMPACT THE NEXT 10 YEARS IN 2400 STUDENTS. PERHAPS IT WOULD BE PRUDENT. TO TAKE A YEAR OR TWO TO SEE HOW THE NUMBERS LOOK BEFORE AFFECTING SO MANY LIVES. HERE'S ONE LAST THOUGHT, PROBABLY THE MOST IMPORTANT OUR KIDS ARE COMING OFF A YEAR OF BEING AT HOME. DEALING WITH MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES BECAUSE OF IT, SOME BECOMING INTROVERTED, AND NOW WE ARE PUSHING THEM BACK TO SCHOOL FOR THE NEXT COMING YEAR. 21 GET READJUSTED TO LIFE CONNECT WITH FRIENDS AGAIN GET BACK TO NORMAL. THEN WE ARE GOING TO UPROOT 2400 KIDS IN 2022. I ASKED THE QUESTION. DO YOU REALLY THINK THIS IS NOW? THIS IS NOW THE FOCUSING ON STUDENT SUCCESS, WHICH IS SUPPOSED TO BE THE TOP PRIORITY IN BALANCING ENROLLMENT. MHM.

THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO FOR OUR CHILDREN AND OUR SCHOOLS, DOCTOR BOLSON IN THE BOARD. MELISSA BELL SINGER, AND I'M A PARENT AND I'M CONCERNED ABOUT PROPOSED CHANGES TO OUR NEIGHBORHOOD, CW ONE 10 AND THEN JUST 13. OUR CURRENT SCHOOLS ARE FORESTS LIKES ELEMENTARY 3.3 MILES FROM OUR ASKED HIM. AND HIGH, WHICH IS 4.7 MILES FROM OUR HOME. OUR PROPOSED SCHOOLS ARE GERITOL ELEMENTARY, WHICH IS TWICE AS FAR AND NORTH. HARVARD MIDDLE AND NORTH HARVARD HIGH, WHICH IS ALMOST THREE TIMES AS FAR FROM OUR HOMES, IT PROPOSED CHANGES ARE IMPLEMENTED, OUR CHILDREN WILL ENDURE. CHANGES TOOK ALL THREE ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS FROM THE CLOSEST SCHOOLS TO OUR HOMES TO THE FARTHEST SCHOOLS.

COME TO OUR FROM OUR HEADS OUR YOUNGEST CHILDREN IN KINDERGARTEN THROUGH FIFTH GRADE, OF WHICH I HAVE TO. THEY WILL CHANGE FROM FOREST LIKES ELEMENTARY TO JARRETTSVILLE ELEMENTARY, WHICH IS THE FARTHEST UP SIX OTHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS. WAS THE FIRST PROPOSED CHANGE TO MOVE OUR CHILDREN FROM FARCE LIKE TO USE BENEFIT ELEMENTARY, THE CLOSEST SCHOOL BY FAR AT THREE POINT. ONE MILES AWAY. WHY WAS THAT OVERTURNED? WHAT IS THE REASONING BEHIND? MOVING OUR CHILDREN FROM BOSTON MIDDLE IN BOSTON HIGH, BOTH UNDER CAPACITY. THE NORTH HARFORD MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS, ALMOST TRIPLE THE DISTANCE FROM US.

CAN THE SCHOOLS THAT ARE OVER CAPACITY MOVED UNDER CAPACITY SCHOOLS WITHOUT BUMPING CURRENT STUDENTS FROM BOLTON MIDDLE AND FAULTING HIGH. THIS WILL MINIMIZE STUDENT IMPACT. BUS TAKING YOUR CHILDREN TO NORTH HARFORD, MIDDLE AND HIGH. WE'LL CROSS SOME OF THE DEADLIEST INTERSECTIONS AND PATHS TO OTHER NEIGHBORHOODS THAT ARE MUCH CLOSER TO NORTH HARFORD CHILDREN WELL, CHALLENGES PARTICIPATING IN MAGNET PROGRAMS AND OTHER ACTIVITIES.

AT LEAST WE'LL HAVE DIFFICULTIES SECURING BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL CARE RESEARCH SHOWS LONG COMMUTES. CHILDREN DECREASED, SLEEP, DECREASED EXERCISE, INCREASED STRESS AND INCREASED ABSENTEEISM FOR CHILDREN. CW ONE PARENTS OF TEEN DRIVERS ARE CONCERNED THAT REACHED TO NORTH HARFORD HIGH SCHOOL INCLUDE ROOM APPROACH KNOWN FOR HIGH VOLUME. YEAH.

OH, YOU'VE REACHED THE TWO MINUTE, MARK. THANK YOU. NEXT WE HAVE RAJ BOTS, FOLLOWED BY KATIE FOX. NAME IS RAJ BUCK. YEAH. FROM KELLY GLEN NEIGHBORHOOD, BELLAIRE MH SIX.

THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK. LAST MONTH. I WAS ONE OF THE MANY

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FAMILIES OUTSIDE PROTESTING AGAINST THIS REDISTRICTING. I SPOKE COUPLE OF TIMES IN THE PAST, AND I'M SPEAKING AGAIN. LAST TIME, BUT, UM. IF NEED BE, I'LL BE SPEAKING AGAIN BECAUSE THIS ISSUE IS SO IMPORTANT TO ME AND MY FAMILY. HAVE T KIDS. ONE IN ELEMENTARY ONE IN MIDDLE ONE IN GOING TO HIGH SCHOOL. AND THIS REDISTRICTING IMPACTS ALL OF. LISTENING TO ALL THE COMMENTS HERE. IT'S VERY INTERESTING. PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO THINK ABOUT IT. 1000 PLUS STUDENTS ARE IMPACTED OR FAMILIES, NOT A SINGLE FAMILY IS SPEAKING FOR IT. EVERYBODY IS AGAINST IT. THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE MUST CONSIDER. WE'RE SAYING THAT WE'RE DOING THIS FOR CHILDREN, THEN. THAT'S ABSOLUTELY NOT TRUE, BECAUSE WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR CHILDREN GOING INTO THIS NEW SCHOOL OF HYPE, NEW YEAR OF HYBRID LEARNING OR PROBABLY. IN PERSON LEARNING FROM PANDEMIC. WE NEED TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR CHILDREN ARE TAKEN CARE OF. GET THE THREE DISTRICT GONNA IMPACT THEM AND IF NEGATIVE WAY. WHY ARE WE DOING THIS REDISTRICTING IN THE FIRST PLACE? NOBODY IS CLEAR. NOBODY DEL AIRE MIDDLE IS OVER.

CAPACITY CAN BE. PLEASE SOLVE BELLAIRE MIDDLE PROBLEM AND NOT RE DISTRICT 12 OTHER SCHOOLS.

WE HAVE. WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT ALL OF THESE ARE THIS IS GOING TO REPEAT FIVE YEARS FROM NOW AGAIN. BECAUSE THE SCHOOLS THAT YOU YOUR REDISTRICTING INTO THOSE ARE ALSO GOING TO BE OVER CAPACITY NEXT FEW YEARS. SHORT TERM SOLUTION. PLEASE THINK ABOUT PARTS OR SOMETHING. GIVE US TWO OR THREE YEARS TO THINK ABOUT THE SOLUTION AND THEN BUILD BUILD IN MIDDLE SCHOOL, I THINK BUILDING A NEW MIDDLE SCHOOL IS THE SOLUTION. DID WE DISAGREE? 1000? THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR GIVING. MY NAME IS KATIE FOX. MY FAMILY LIVES IN CW ONE NHS 13. YOU ARE HEARING FROM ALL OF THE PEOPLE ABOUT NHS 13 TONIGHT BECAUSE WE WERE LATE ADDITION TO THE SECONDARY MAP. NHS 13 HAD NEVER BEEN MENTIONED. IN PAST, PUBLIC MEETINGS WERE NEVER A PART OF ANY COMMUNITY INPUT FOR HIM. WE UNDERSTAND THAT THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND SLOW LISTEN TO COMMUNITY INPUT, WHICH IS GREAT. HOWEVER IT WAS THAT INPUT THAT CREATED THIS DOMINO EFFECT IMPACTING OUR COMMUNITY RATHER THAN REITERATE THE EXCELLENT POINTS THAT OTHER PEOPLE HAVE MADE TONIGHT ABOUT 31 GIVEN THE ATTENTION, NHS 13TH. I WANT TO ADD A POINT ABOUT THIS PROCESS A GEN. TURNER MENTIONED EARLIER, THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE USED THE TERM EASIER IN THE 6 16 MEETING ABOUT UPROOTING OUR CHILDREN FROM OUR COMMUNITY. EASIER FOR THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND ONLY FOR THEM AND NO WAY WHERE CHILDREN OR FAMILIES CONTEMPLATED WHEN USING THE TERM EASIER. LISTEN THIS IS NOT A SCHOOL ISSUE. WE HAVE AN ISSUE WITH MOVING OUR STUDENTS GREATER THAN 13 MILES FROM OUR HOME. I FIRMLY BELIEVE IN ALL HARFORD COUNTY PUBLIC AND THE PROUD GRADUATE OF ABERDEEN HIGH SCHOOL, I LOVED ABERDEEN HIGH SCHOOL BECAUSE I GREW UP A PART OF THAT STRONG COMMUNITY. THE COMMUNITY IS WHAT MY CHILDREN ARE PART OF IN BOSTON. ALL COMMUNITY SERVICES. WE UTILIZE OUR IN BOSTON FROM WHERE WE VOTE TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT THAT SERVICES OUR HOUSE TO THE CAMPS. THE WRECK THE RESTAURANTS, THE LIBRARY.

EVERYTHING WE DO IS IN THE BOSTON COMMUNITY. I WANT TO CONVEY, AND YOU CAN SEE THAT I AM PASSIONATE ABOUT COMMUNITY, TAKING OUR CHILDREN OUT OF OUR COMMUNITY AND MOVING THEM TO A SCHOOL OVER 13 MILES AWAY WILL BE SOCIALLY AND EMOTIONALLY CHALLENGING. AS WELL AS TO PROVIDE A FINANCIAL IMPACT TO THE COUNTY AND TO THE FAMILIES IMPACTED. I AM FOR YOU TO REVIEW THE MASS AGAIN. LOOK AT OTHER SUGGESTIONS, YOU CAN REDUCE THE COUNTY IMPACT BELOW 6. IF YOU WOULD, IF YOU WOULD CONSIDER THE ARGUMENTS. OF OUR COMMUNITY. I APPRECIATE THE TIME. THANKS SO MUCH. NEXT. WE HAVE JILL FERRARA, FOLLOWED BY CHARLES. WA OR I'M SORRY ABOUT THAT. SO FERRARA. I WOULD LIKE TO ADDRESS HOW HARPER COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAS ATTEMPTED TO DECEIVE PARENTS. THAT CRITICAL RACE THEORY IS NOT BEING IMPLEMENTED INTO CURRICULUM POLICIES AND PROCEDURES UNDER THE GUISE OF CULTURAL RESPONSIVE. RESPONSIVE TEACHING BASED OFF THE ACTIONS OF THIS BOARD TEACHERS AS WELL AS ASSIGNMENTS I HAVE SEEN THERE IS NO DENYING CRITICAL RACE THEORY HAS AND IS BEING PUT INTO A. DON'T THINK SO. LET'S TAKE A LOOK. SHALL WE? WE HAVE SUPERINTENDENT PAULSON STATING HARVARD COUNTY AT A HARP RIKA DELEGATION MEETING THAT OUR SCHOOLS AS WELL AS OUR COMMUNITY ARE RACIST. WE HAVE A RACISM IMPLICIT BIAS. AND OTHER FORMS OF DISCRIMINATION SURVEY WITH BIG QUESTIONS GUIDING A SPECIFIC MERIDA. WE HAVE HARFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, PARTNERING WITH MID ATLANTIC EQUITY CONSORTIUM WHO WON THEIR FACEBOOK COVER PHOTO SAYS THEY FIGHT AGAINST WHITE SUPREMACY.

WE HAVE SUPERVISOR OF EQUITY AND CULTURAL PROFICIENCY, PAULA STANTON FLOATING EACH MAMA LOCO. AUTHOR OF MEDIOCRE THAT DANGEROUS LEGACY OF WHITE MALE POWER, TELLING HARPER CANADA

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SCHOOL STAFF TO CHECK THEIR PRIVILEGE. WE HAVE ASSIGNMENTS GIVEN IN HARFORD COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL SHOWING WHITE EQUALS RACISM AND MALE EQUALS ANSWERS AND CENTURIES OF. CALLING YOUNG WHITE MALES RACIST CHAUVINIST. WE HAVE A FALSE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER LYING TO HER STUDENTS STADIUM. IT'S A FACT THAT IMPLICIT BIAS BIAS CAUSES SOME OF THE HIGHEST DEATH RATES ARE WRONG AMONG YOUNG BLACK MALES. WE HAVE DEBBIE IRVING, AUTHOR OF WAKING UP WHITE, PROVIDING A WORKSHOP TRAINING DIRECTORS, SUPERVISORS AND STAFF ALONG WITH MANY OTHER INCIDENTS THAT. LIKE I SAID, BEFORE. I DO NOT THINK RACISM HAS BEEN ERADICATED WITHIN ALL ETHNICITIES, BUT FIGHTING RACISM WITH RACISM IS LIKE FIGHTING FIRE WITH LITERAL FIRE THAT ONLY CAUSES MORE DAMAGE AND DIVISION. ITS CURRICULUM DOES NOTHING TO BRING YOU TO THE AND LITERALLY TEACHERS HATE WITHIN OUR SCHOOLS THAT WILL REFLECT INTO OUR COMMUNITY. I HAVE RAISED MY CHILDREN. THERE IS NO ROOM FOR HEAT IN THIS WORLD AND TO SHOW RESPECT TO EVERYONE THEY ENCOUNTER BECAUSE THEY ARE NO BETTER OR SUPERIOR TO ANYONE, REGARDLESS OF RACE, RELIGION SCHOOLS. I'M SORRY. RACE RELIGION, ETHNICITY, DISABILITY OR STATUS, AND HARPER COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAS NO RIGHT TO TEACH MY CHILD OTHERWISE. AGAIN AS A PARENT AND TAX PAYING CITIZEN OF THIS COUNTY. I AM DEMANDING ALL CURRICULUM BEING USED CURRENTLY. AND FOR THE 2020. WE HAVE REACHED THE TWO MINUTE MARK. THANK YOU.

MY NAME IS CHARLES CLUB. I LIVE IN BEL AIR SINCE 1982. MARYLAND'S POLICY OF EDUCATIONAL EQUITY AS AN EXTREMELY AMBITIOUS GOAL OF ELIMINATING ALL STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT GAPS, GAPS LIKE THE ONES THAT. YEAR BETWEEN CERTAIN RACIAL GROUPS ON STANDARDS TESTS. HOWEVER, THERE APPEARS TO BE AN AMBIGUITY IN TWO TERMS, RACE AND ETHNICITY. RACE IS COMMONLY INTENDED TO REFER TO ONE'S PHYSICAL AND GENETIC CHARACTERISTICS OVER WHICH ONE HAS NO CONTROL. ETHNICITY ON THE OTHER HAND, TENDS TO REFER TO ONE'S CULTURAL DISTINCTIVE LANGUAGE DIALECT, VALUES, COMMUNITY AND FAMILY LIFE. CHARACTERISTICS OVER WHICH WE HAVE SOME CONTROL. MARYLAND POLICY, HOWEVER, DIVIDES UM. STUDENT BODY INTO TWO RACIAL GROUPS, AND EACH GROUP IS VIEWED ALMOST AS ITS HOME A GENIUS AS FAR AS PERSONAL, ETHNICITY OR CULTURE. THERE'S TWO POLICIES IN THIS ONE IS IT SUFFERS FROM THE LOGICAL FALLACY OF HASTY GENERALIZATION. NO INDIVIDUAL STUDENT CAN BE PREJUDGED BY SKIN COLOR. AND THEN BY STRESSING HISTORIC TENSIONS BETWEEN THESE TWO GROUPS IN AMERICAN HISTORY. IT CAUSES THE HISTORY COURSES TO FOCUS ON EVERY BAD THING. THE NATION IS DONE. AND THE PROBLEM IS HERE THAT WE HAVE. AND ETHICAL CRITICISM. WE NEED AN ETHICAL STANDARD WE'VE GOT THE STANDARD IS THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE OF TRANSCENDENTAL STANDARD BY WHICH ALL NATIONAL AND PERSONAL ACTIONS CAN BE JUDGED. PLEASE ENSURE THAT AMERICAN HISTORY COURSES INCLUDE THE GOOD AS WELL AS THE BAD. OF COURSE, THE NATION'S COMMITMENT TO THE DECLARATION STANDARD FALLS SHORT AND HAS FALLEN SHORT. BUT ALL HUMAN BEINGS ETHICALLY FALLS SHORT BECAUSE WE ALL LIVE EAST OF EDEN. HARFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS DO NOT NEED A CRITICAL MARXIST REWRITE OF AMERICAN HISTORY WITH ITS NEGLECT OF THE DECLARATIONS IDEAL. MULTI ETHNIC FAMILY. YOU'VE REACHED THE TWO MINUTE MARK. THANK YOU INTO GROUPS. PERFORMANCE GAPS CAN ONLY BE CLOSED BY INDIVIDUAL. NEXT WE HAVE CHRISTINE THROWED UP. COVIC FOLLOWED BY STELLA PETERS. CHRISTINA KOVAC. 15 YEARS AGO, I MOVED TO HARFORD COUNTY FOR THE GREAT SCHOOLS TODAY. I WANT TO LEAVE BECAUSE OF THEM. I SAW SUBTLE CHANGES FROM STAR STICKERS ON THE WORD GOD'S WITH SO CALLED HEALTH CLASS. WHEN MY DAUGHTER WAS IN THE FIFTH GRADE, THEY WILL MAKE A GROWN MAN BLUSH. YOU ARE NOW ALLOWING TRANSGENDER STUDENTS TO USE WHATEVER BATHROOM THEY CHOOSE, DEPENDING ON HOW THEY FEEL. THAT'S A WITHOUT ANY REGARD FOR THE SAFETY AND PRIVACY OF OUR FEMALE STUDENTS. AND TRYING TO INDOCTRINATE OUR CHILDREN.

EXPLOITING THEM THE MOST INCREDIBLE AND EXPLOSIVE, DISGUSTING WAY, APPARENTLY NOW YOU ARE ALSO ALLOWED TO CHANGE YOUR ETHNICITY OF THE STUDENT FEELS LIKE THEY IDENTIFY WITH ANOTHER RACE. THIS IS RIDICULOUS AND EMBARRASSING. WHY ARE WE ALLOWING THIS IN OUR SCHOOLS? WHAT HAPPENED TO FOLLOW THE SCIENCE AND NOW YOU WANT TO TEACH OUR CHILDREN HOW TO HATE WITH CRITICAL RACE THEORY THAT WILL ONLY CREATE HATE IN DIVISION. YOU CAN LIE

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AND PRETEND IT'S NOT HERE AND USE DIFFERENT TERMINOLOGY. BUT MOST OF US HAVE SEEN IT. IT IS ALREADY IN OUR CLASSROOMS. THIS GARBAGE HAS NO PLACE IN ANY OF OUR SCHOOLS. DR BURLESON. YOU WORK FOR US. WE PAY YOUR SALARIES, BUT YET YOU'RE A COW TELLING TO THE NOW SEEMINGLY VERY POWERFUL TEACHERS UNION. THEY USE OUR MONEY TO INDOCTRINATE OUR CHILDREN, WHILE THE TEACHER'S UNION IS PAID BY THE VERY PEOPLE THEY USED TO INDOCTRINATE THEM, WE PAY THEM TO INDOCTRINATE OUR CHILDREN. DOES THIS MAKE SENSE TO ANYONE HERE? OUTRAGEOUS PARENTS AND TAXPAYERS. WHY ARE WE ALLOWING THIS WE THE PEOPLE OF HARFORD COUNTY DEMAND YOU, DOCTOR BALSA. RESIGN IMMEDIATELY OR BE FIRED AS YOU DO NOT REPRESENT WHAT IS IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF OUR CHILDREN AND THE COMMUNITY WHILE SPEAKING WITH OUR DELEGATES, YOU ARE RECORDED AS SAYING. WE HEAR A RACIST. FUNNY AS A CANDIDATE. YOU PRAISE TRAFFIC COUNTY COULDN'T WAIT TO WORK WITH THE RESIDENTS HERE. WHAT HAS CHANGED MR PAULSON? HOW MUCH DID YOU SELL OUR CHILDREN FOR US? YOUR DAD ACID E. MEMBERS IF YOU'RE OKAY WITH ANY OF THIS, THE FACT THAT YOU HAVE COWARD WHILE MR BOLTON AND HIS DAUGHTER ATTENDING YOU HAVE REACHED THE TWO MINUTES. THANK YOU. OUR CHILDREN RIDICULOUS. TWO MINUTES. WE'RE SUPPOSED TO GET THREE MINUTES.

PHILIP PETERS. CRITICAL RACE THEORY ALSO CALLED CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE. TEACHING IS PART OF THE ACADEMIC MAINSTREAMS AND HAS ARRIVED IN HARFORD COUNTY.

IT HAS NO PLACE IN THE CLASSROOM. AND OR IN OUR COMMUNITY CRTS IN MARXIST IDEOLOGY, AND IT IS UN AMERICAN. THIS THEORY IS SPOUSES BELIEVES THAT EVERYONE IS RACIST, EVEN IF WE AREN'T INTENTIONAL. WE ARE STILL RACIST. ARTIE TEACHES THAT IF YOU ARE A MEMBER OF A MINORITY GROUP, WE ARE IMPRESSED. I AM NOT OPPRESSED. TEACHES THAT WHITE PEOPLE ARE OPPRESSORS. MY HUSBAND IS NOT AN OPPRESSOR. THIS IDEOLOGY. SOUL'S PURPOSE IS DESIGNED TO CREATE DIVISION AND HATRED AMONG OUR FOOD. AND IT IS A WAY TO CONTROL US IT REJECTS AT THE CORE TENETS OF THE AMERICAN JUDEO CHRISTIAN VALUES, ACCORDING TO RICHARD DELGADO AND JOHN STEPHAN PATRICK TO LEADING PROPONENTS, CRITICAL RACE THEORY, QUESTIONS OF VERY FOUNDATIONS. LIBERAL ORDER, INCLUDING EQUALITY THEORY, LEGAL REASONING, ENLIGHTENMENT, RATIONALISM AND THE NEUTRAL PRINCIPLES OF CONSTITUTIONAL LAW. THEY BELIEVE THAT RACISM IS EVERYWHERE. NO ONE DENIES THAT AMERICA HAS A DARK HISTORY. BUT OVER THE YEARS, AMERICA HAS WORKED HARD TO RESTORE OUR HISTORY. WE NO LONGER HAVE SLAVES IN THIS COUNTY OR THIS COUNTRY. WE HAD A BLACK PRESIDENT AND ALL MINORITIES HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SUCCEED IF THEY SO CHOOSE. CRITICAL RACE THEORY DOES AWAY WITH CHOICE AND PROSPERITY. ITS MISSION IS TO DIVIDE CONQUER AND DESTROY. THE ARCHE IS NOT A CONTINUATION OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. THIS THEORY DESTROYS EVERYTHING. DR MARTIN LUTHER KING FOUGHT FOR HE BELIEVED THAT WE SHOULD JUDGE PEOPLE BY THE CONTENT OF THEIR CHARACTER. BUT VRT TEACHES THAT WHITE PEOPLE CAN ONLY JUDGE MINORITIES BY THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN. THEY'RE CONSCIOUSLY OR UNCONSCIOUSLY. THIS IS CONTRARY TO THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. WE MUST REFUSES AMERICA HATING IDEA. OUR CHILDREN ARE BEHIND ACADEMICALLY DUE TO VIRTUAL LEARNING AND BEING LAST IN THE COUNTRY TO REOPEN. DOESN'T IT MAKE MORE SENSE TO TEACH THEM TO READ, WRITE AND LEARN SOCIAL SKILLS INSTEAD OF TRYING TO INDOCTRINATE THEM, AND BY THE WAY HUMAN ALL THE BOARD MEMBERS FOR HIDING IN YOUR BASEMENT. BEING HERE TONIGHT. THANKS.

NEXT WE HAVE JOHN ROWLANDS, FOLLOWED BY RAINA COUN. SO MY NAME IS JOHN ROWLAND LIVE. KIDS IN TOWN IN HARTFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS. JAKE. MORE ON THE WAY. TELL YOU THAT. I'M

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REALLY UNHAPPY ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS. LIMITED TIME. LAST MONTH. TESTIMONY GIVEN BY DR STANTON THAT. AND WHY PEOPLE WERE ASKING ABOUT CRITICAL RACE THEORY THAT WE HAVE. CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING, AND THAT WAS WHAT PEOPLE WERE MISTAKEN IT FOR. WELL I ASSESS THAT TO BE DELIBERATELY TO SET MHM. HAVE A DOCUMENTARY AND EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY. THERE WITH YOU. FIRST THE FOSTER MULTIPLE REFERRED TO TALKING TO THE. IMPLICIT RACE. WASN'T. OF YOUNG BLACK AMERICANS, THAT'S JUST WRONG. YEAH. UM AS A STUDENT. THERE'S A. TESTIMONY ON WE, THE PEOPLE WEBSITE FROM A PARENT OF A HICKORY STUDENT. FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS THAT THE PRINCIPAL THERE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND. SUBJECT TO CRT CRITICAL RACE THEORY. THAT HE OPTED IN FOR THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BECAUSE. ALSO THE TEST. ELEMENTARY. SPOKEN TO SEVERAL TEACHERS WHO CONFIRMED THAT CRT UNDER VARIOUS BANNERS PERMEATES HARFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

RESENT BEING FORCED AS FEW RACISM. WE AND OUR CHILDREN. THEY REPORT A TOXIC ENVIRONMENT WHERE THEY FEAR SPEAKING UP THE. BEING DENOUNCED TO LEADERSHIP BEING DISCIPLINED FIRE. THIS IS REMINISCENT OF SOCIAL PROBLEMS. MARKS WOULD BE HAPPY. TWO MINUTES. WELL.

MY NAME IS RAINA, KEENEY AND THE NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION STATED THEY WANT CRITICAL RACE THEORY BEING TAUGHT ALL THE WAY DOWN TO KINDERGARTEN. STUDIES SHOW PEOPLE WITH WHITE SKIN OR THE MAJORITY PUSHING FOR CRITICAL RACE THEORY. PEOPLE WITH BLACK AND BROWN SKIN HAVE A LOWER PERCENTAGE THAN. AND THEN EVEN THAT AGREE WITH CRITICAL RACE THEORY. AND WHY SHOULD THEY? IT ISN'T THE CONTINUATION OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT OF THE SIXTIES WITH MARTIN LUTHER KING. CRITICAL RACE THEORY IS THEORISTS CONSIDER MARTIN LUTHER KING TO BE NAIVE AND WRONG. AN ARTICLE INTERVIEWING TEACHERS WHO ARE CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE TEACHING. THIS IS WHAT THEY SAID. I'VE TAUGHT FOR 22 YEARS. IT HAS FELT LIKE A BREATH OF FRESH AIR. WE ARE NO LONGER CONFINED TO DISTRICT MANDATES AND CURRICULUM GUIDES, BUT INSTEAD ARE ABLE TO INFUSE WHAT WE ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT SOCIAL JUSTICE. SEVERAL OTHER TEACHERS MIRRORED THOSE SENTIMENTS, SHARING THAT THEY FEEL LESS RESTRICTED. BEING ABLE TO SELECT OUR OWN LITERATURE AND DESIGN OUR OWN UNITS WHEN WE DON'T HAVE TO SNEAK IN DIFFERENT BOOKS IS LIBERATING, THEY SAID. ACCORDING TO THE EDUCATIONAL ESTABLISHMENT, THE PURPOSE OF PUBLIC EDUCATION IS NO LONGER JUST ABOUT THE THREE R'S. IT'S TO AWAKEN STUDENTS TO THE FACT THAT THEY HAVE IN A COUNTRY THAT HAS BEEN REMAINS AND WILL PROBABLY ALWAYS BE RACIST AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS. RECENTLY DESCRIBED ITS MISSION AT A TIME OF OBSCENE INEQUITIES. BARELY TRYING TO COMPENSATE IS NOT ENOUGH. WE MUST GO FURTHER AND BECOME ACTIVELY ANTI RACIST, ANTI RACIST IN ITS CURRENT FORMULATION DOES NOT MEAN EQUAL TREATMENT OF OTHERS. IT IS AN ALL ENCOMPASSING IDEOLOGY THAT DEMANDS THAT WHITE PEOPLE ACCEPT THAT THEIR BEHAVIOR IS EITHER IMPLICITLY OR EXPLICITLY RACIST. AND HAS BEEN FOR AT LEAST 400 YEARS TO SAY YOU'RE NOT RACIST ONLY PROVES HOW RACIST YOU REALLY ARE. THAT IS YOU ARE SO RACIST. YOU DON'T EVEN KNOW IT. AND IF THIS ACCUSATION UPSETS YOU THAT'S PROOF OF YOUR WHITE FRAGILITY. EDUCATION WEEKS. CLASSROOM QUESTION. THE ANSWER. BLOG TELLS TEACHERS THAT AS CANDY, THE AUTHOR OF HOW TO BE AN ANTI RACIST WOULD SAY THERE'S NO, NOT RACIST. THERE'S ONLY RACIST AND ANTI RACIST. YOUR SILENCE FAVOURS THE STATUS QUO. AND THE VIOLENTLY OPPRESSIVE HARM IT DOES TO BLACK AND BROWN FOLKS EVERYWHERE. WHAT CANDY IS SAYING IS IF YOU DON'T VOICE ACTIVE AGREEMENT WITH HIM, YOU ARE A RACISM. IF YOU TREAT PEOPLE EQUALLY, REGARDLESS OF RACE, YOU ARE ALSO A RACIST, ANTI RACIST EMBRACE RACIAL DISCRIMINATION AS LONG AS IT'S DONE ON THEIR TERMS, AS CANDY HAS SAID THE ONLY REMEDY DID RACIST DISCRIMINATION IS ANTI RACIST DISCRIMINATION. THE ONLY REMEDY TO PASS DISCRIMINATION IS PRESENT DISCRIMINATION. I'M ASSUMING THAT IS WHY YOU CALL OUR TEACHERS IN OUR COMMUNITY REACHED THE TWO MINUTE, MARK. THANK YOU. I DIDN'T HEAR THE DING FOR 30 SECONDS. I JUST WANT TO SAY MY IT. NEXT. WE HAVE. ALEXIA REALLY KNOWS, FOLLOWED BY DENISE LOSS, UM. ALEXIA KALINA WAS FOLLOWED BY DENISE LAWSON. GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS LEXI DEADLINESS THIS FALL I WILL BE 1/10 GRADER, A FELLER HIGH SCHOOL IN THE BIOMED PROGRAMME. TONIGHT I AM HERE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT YOUR PLAN ON IMPLEMENTING DIVERSITY TRAINING INTO OUR EDUCATION PLAN. I BELIEVE THAT THIS IS NOT BENEFICIAL INFORMATION TO

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BE ADDING INTO OUR CURRICULUM. I KNOW THAT YOU CALLED DIVERSITY TRAINING. WHAT IS THE EXACT SAME THING AS CRITICAL RACE THEORY? DO NOT BELIEVE THAT THE EDUCATION SYSTEM SHOULD BE TEACHING KIDS THAT BECAUSE THEY WERE BORN A CERTAIN COLOR COLOR, THEY ARE AUTOMATICALLY EITHER PRIVILEGED OR. THIS WILL BE CAUSING MORE CONFLICT AND DIVISION. THEN IT WILL BE BRINGING STUDENTS AND STAFF TOGETHER. THERE'S ALREADY ENOUGH TENSION AND DISUNITY IN THIS WORLD TODAY. WE DO NOT NEED TO BE BRINGING IT INTO OUR SCHOOLS. SCHOOLS OF. PLACE THAT IS SUPPOSED TO FEEL SAFE SO THAT WE CAN ALL FOCUS ON WHAT IS IMPORTANT. EDUCATION. ADDING THE SO CALLED DIVERSITY TRAINING TO OUR CURRICULUM WILL BE DETRIMENTAL TO THE STUDENT'S ABILITY TO BUILD LASTING AND MEANINGFUL RELATIONSHIPS WITH EACH OTHER. I WAS RAISED TO BE.

HI TO EVERYONE. I HAVE MANY FRIENDS, FRIENDS THAT I HAVE FUN WITH AND WHO MAKE ME A BETTER PERSON. MY FRIENDSHIPS HELP ME GROW BECAUSE THEY ALL HAVE DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS AND DIFFERENT EXPERIENCES. I CHOOSE MY FRIENDS BY THEIR PERSONALITY, NOT BY THEIR ETHNICITY AS A GREAT MARTIN LUTHER KING JR SAID. I HAVE A DREAM THAT MY FOUR LITTLE CHILDREN WILL ONE DAY LIVE IN A NATION WHERE THEY WILL NOT BE JUDGED BY THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN. BY THE CONTENT OF THEIR CHARACTER, CRITICAL RACE THEORY AND ALL OF ITS DIVERSITY TRAINING EQUIVALENT TEACHERS, CHILDREN THAT BECAUSE THEY WERE BORN WHITE, THEY ARE PRIVILEGED AND IF THEY WERE BORN NON WHITE THERE, VICTOR. THAT STATEMENT IS EXTREMELY RACIST, AND WE SHOULD NOT BE SUPPORTING RACISM IN OUR SCHOOLS. THERE'S A VIDEO OF MY HARFORD COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER TELLING HER STUDENTS THAT SOME OF OUR HIGHEST DEATH RATES IN OUR COUNTRY ARE AMONG YOUNG BLACK MALES BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE IMPLICITLY BIASED TOWARDS THEM. HOW DO YOU THINK STUDENTS IN THAT CLASSROOM ARE GOING TO FEEL ABOUT EACH OTHER AFTER HEARING THAT. HOW ARE THEY NOT GOING TO FEEL THREATENED AND UNSAFE BY THAT INCREDIBLY RACIST AND COMPLETELY FALSE STATEMENT? SOME SOME WILL START TREATING THEIR CLASSMATES AS POTENTIAL ENEMIES. INSTEAD, YOU'VE REACHED THE TWO MINUTE MARK. THANK YOU. DUE RESPECT, SIR, I AM A STUDENT AND I WORKED VERY HARD ON THE SPEECH, SO I'M GOING TO. YES. YEAH.

MY NAME IS DENISE LAWSON. CRITICAL RACE THEORY ASSERTS THAT OUR SOCIETY IS SYSTEMICALLY RACIST AND THAT RACISM EXISTS AROUND. IMPLICIT BIAS IS CENTRAL TO THIS IDEOLOGY BECAUSE IT ALLOWS CRITICAL RACE THEORISTS TO FIND RACISM AND EVERY PERSON REGARDLESS OF THEIR ACTUAL BEHAVIOR. NOT SURE YOU'RE RACIST. THERE'S A TEST YOU CAN TAKE. IT'S THE IMPLICIT ASSOCIATION TEST THE I EIGHT AND I'D ASK YOU TO MAKE SNAP DECISIONS ON BASIS OF THE IMAGES. WORDS THAT FLASH ACROSS THE SCREEN HERE IN LIES. IN 2017 WELL RESEARCHED AND DOC. BEFORE PAGE ARTICLE JOURNALIST JESSE SIGNAL DISCUSSES THE ISSUES WITH IMPLICIT BIAS, AS STATED IN THE ARTICLE. THE I EAT CLAIMS TO BE MEASURING IMPLICIT BIAS, BUT IT'S JUST A CLAIM. THE ONLY WAY TO EVALUATE HOW ACCURATELY THE I EIGHT ACTUALLY MEASURES IMPLICIT BIAS IS TO LOOK AT THE RESEARCH THAT'S BEEN PUBLISHED ON THE TEST. BUT BEFORE YOU LOOK AT THAT. YOU NEED TO ENSURE YOU HAVE A PROVEN INSTRUMENT THAT IS RELIABLE AND VALID. I ATE, IT TURNS OUT HAS SERIOUS ISSUES WITH. RESEARCH SUGGESTS THAT THE IT FALLS FAR SHORT OF THE QUALITY CONTROL STANDARDS NORMALLY EXPECTED.

PSYCHOLOGICAL INSTRUMENTS. THE I 80 THIS RESEARCH SYSTEM. IS AN UNRELIABLE MEASURE THAT CORRELATES FAR TOO WEAKLY WITH ANY REAL WORLD OUTCOMES TO BE USED TO PREDICT INDIVIDUALS,

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BEHAVIORS, EVEN THE TEST CREATORS HAVE NOW IT. SUCH SO WHY BRING IT UP HERE BECAUSE IT'S BEEN TALKED TO KATE. IT'S ENFORCED IN MIDDLE SCHOOL. KIDS ARE BEING TAUGHT ABOUT RACE AND RACISM. THE CLASS WAS TOLD. TOBIAS WAS WHEN A PERSON DOESN'T MEAN TO BE RACIST, BUT THEN THEY ACT ON IT IN A SNAP JUDGMENT, REMEMBER. AND THAT CAUSES SOME OF THE HIGHEST DEATH RATES IN OUR COUNTRY AMONG BLACK MALES BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE IMPLICITLY BIASED AGAINST SHE SAID. THIS IS A GUY. WANT THE EVIDENCE OF HELP BANNERED. WE NEED TRAINING.

NEXT WE HAVE ROB WAGNE ROBERT WAGNER, HARTFORD COUNTY COUNCIL DISTRICT E. I COME HERE TONIGHT TO YOUR HOUSE, WHICH IS SOMETHING DIFFERENT. I TYPICALLY SEE BOARD MEMBERS AND DR BOLSON IN OUR HOUSE. BUT I STAND HERE BEFORE YOU REPRESENTING DISTRICT E, WHICH IT SEEMS THIS EVENING THAT THERE IS NOT A SIMPLE SOLUTION ON THE TABLE AT ALL THAT'S ACCEPTABLE BY ANYBODY. WE SHOULDN'T BE THAT FAR INTO THIS REDISTRICTING PLAN, WHICH IS EXACTLY WHAT IT IS A REBALANCING OR WHATEVER YOU WANT TO CALL IT. IT SHOULDN'T BE THIS FAR INTO IT, AND WE AND NONE OF THEM SEEMED TO WORK AND YOU SHOULDN'T BE BUSSING.

STUDENTS PASSED SCHOOLS THAT ARE CLOSER BY AND NEIGHBORHOODS THAT ARE ALL TOGETHER. AND THAT BRINGS ME TO THE POINT THAT HARFORD COUNTY IS COMMUNITY BASED. IS DIFFERENT THAN OTHER COUNTIES AND PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN IN OTHER COUNTIES WILL TELL YOU. THE HARTFORD COUNTY IS DIFFERENT. MANY PEOPLE MOVE HERE BECAUSE THEY RECOGNIZE THE DIFFERENCE. THEY COME HERE AND DEFINE A DIFFERENCE. DOES THIS M P. G COUNTY THIS ISN'T MONTGOMERY COUNTY. THIS ISN'T BALTIMORE COUNTY. THIS ISN'T BALTIMORE CITY. THIS IS HARPER COUNTY. WE ARE COMMUNITY. SADLY I'M GOING TO LEAVE HERE TONIGHT WITH MORE CONCERNS AND WHAT I CAME HERE WITH AFTER HEARING MUCH OF THE TESTIMONY. AND I EXPECT THAT WE'LL HAVE SOME FUTURE CONVERSATIONS ABOUT SOME OF THESE THINGS. SOME OF THAT TESTIMONY GENERATES THE THOUGHT THAT THERE SHOULD BE SOME VACANCIES IN SOME OF THE SCHOOLS VERY SHORTLY FOR SOME OF THE TEACHINGS THAT SOME OF THE TEACHERS ARE TEACHING IN THE CLASSROOM. AND MUCH OF THAT HAS BEEN RECORDED ON YOUTUBE, FACEBOOK AND OTHER PLACES. I'VE SEEN IT MYSELF, AND IT'S NOT A GOOD THING. I WAS. I WENT UP PLAYING. IN THE END. THAT CRITICAL RACE THEORY HAS NO PLACE IN HARFORD COUNTY PERIOD.

IF IT'S WITHIN YOUR POWER TO MAKE SURE THAT THE STATE DOESN'T DICTATE THAT HARFORD COUNTY HAS THAT DISTRIBUTED THROUGHOUT OUR COUNTY SCHOOLS, I BELIEVE THAT IS EXACTLY THE DIRECTION YOU NEED TO GO IN. AND I THINK IN THE FUTURE WE'LL HAVE TO TAKE A CLOSER EXAMINATION OF EVERYTHING THAT WE DO IN TERMS OF THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM, AND I SPEAK ONLY FOR MYSELF AND MY CONSTITUENTS OF DISTRICT E. NO OTHER FELLOW COUNCIL MEMBER TONIGHT. THANK YOU. SPEAKER. HI. GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS SARAH HENNEMAN. I WOULD FIRST LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU TO THOSE OF YOU THAT GRACED US WITH YOUR PRESENCE THIS EVENING, AS YOU ASKED US TO DO.

I AM HERE ACTUALLY TO REPRESENT, AND WE'VE HAD QUITE A BIT OF VOICE AROUND REDISTRICTING, BUT I'M GOING TO TAKE A PORTION OF MY TIME TO SAY THANK YOU BECAUSE I THINK ALEXIS DESERVES THE BEST JOB. UM I AM NOT HERE TO COVER THAT TOPIC. BUT I AM HERE TO TELL YOU THAT BECAUSE OF THE WAY HARPER COUNTY MANAGED THE COVID PANDEMIC CRISIS. I PULLED MY CHILDREN FROM HARTFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS. THERE ARE PLENTY OF OTHER TOPICS AND OTHER REASONS WHY I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT I HAVE NOW LIVED IN THE STATE OF MARYLAND LONGER THAN I LIVED AND GREW UP IN THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA AS A PUBLIC COUNTY CHILD. I'M AN EXECUTIVE AT A LARGE FORTUNE COMPANY. I DRIVE MYSELF THREE HOURS EACH WAY TO COMMUTE SO THAT I DIDN'T HAVE TO MOVE MY CHILDREN OUT OF THE STATE OF MARYLAND OR IN HARFORD COUNTY. WE MOVED TO HARFORD COUNTY OUT OF BALTIMORE CITY AND OUT OF BALTIMORE COUNTY BECAUSE OF THE GREAT THINGS THAT HISTORICALLY HAVE BEEN KNOWN ABOUT THE HCPS SYSTEM. I AM VERY CONCERNED. I WANT YOU TO STAND HERE AND KNOW THAT WE WANT YOU TO LISTEN AND PAY ATTENTION. WE'RE HERE FOR A REASON. WE WANT YOU TO HEAR THE VOICE FLOW ANALYTICS HAS GIVEN YOU LOTS OF ANALYTICS. BUT GUESS WHAT? IT DOESN'T HAPPEN TO LOOK LIKE ANYTHING OTHER THAN MIGHT NOW KINDERGARTNER.

SCRIBBLED ON A FREAKING MATT. YOU'VE GOT TO BE KIDDING ME. THERE'S ORANGE GOING IN FIVE DIRECTIONS. THERE'S RED AND BLUE GOING 10. OTHER DIRECTIONS. I CAN REVERBERATE EVERY OTHER FACT THAT 12 OTHER PEOPLE FROM MY NEIGHBORHOOD HAVE NOW HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SAY TO YOU, BUT I'M NOT GOING TO I'M JUST GOING TO TELL YOU THAT IT DOESN'T MAKE SENSE THE WAY IT IS TODAY. PLEASE APPRECIATE WHERE YOU ARE. THIS NEW MADAM VICE PRESIDENT AND LISTEN TO

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THE VOICES IN THE ROOM THAT SAY. YOU'VE GOT TO TAKE A TIME OUT. YOU'VE GOT TO DO WHAT'S BEST FOR OURSELVES AND THE OVERALL COMMUNITY AND LOOK AT THE FACTS. THANK YOU. NEXT. WE HAVE MARRIED TRES OOH, FOLLOWED BY KITTY YORK. GOOD EVENING. I STAND HERE BEFORE YOU TODAY AS NET MOM, A GRANDMOTHER AND CONCERNS CITIZEN APART FOR COUNTY. I DON'T HAVE CHILDREN.

IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM HERE. BUT I DO HAVE A CONCERN IN LIGHT OF THE CRITICAL SOCIAL JUSTICE IDEOLOGY. NEED TO UNDERSTAND HOW PEOPLE ARE BEING AFFECTED BY THIS PARTICULAR. CHILLED.

CHILDREN ARE BEING TAUGHT. THEY ARE EITHER THE OPPRESSORS OR THE OPPRESSED. OPPRESSORS ARE TOLD THEIR SIN OF RACISM AND BIGOTRY. AND, UM, AND IT'S BASED ON THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN, SOMETHING WHICH THEY ARE BEING JUDGED IN SOME AND THEY ARE B. KIDS THAT ARE BEING. YOU PRESSED YOUR TOLD THAT THEY ARE VICTIMS. THERE'S ANY MISFORTUNES IN THEIR LIVES BECAUSE OF THE OPPRESSORS. THIS JUST THIS DECEPTION DISREGARDS ANY RESPONSIBILITY. PERSONAL CHOICES. ALSO DISREGARDS THE FACT THAT LIFE IS NOT WITHOUT ITS STRUGGLES. SURE. BOTH INSTANCES. STUDENTS ARE SUFFERING FROM THE LIVES OF SOCIAL JUSTICE. YOU'RE BEING ROBBED OF THE FREEDOM. INSTEAD INDOCTRINATED AND YEAH. RIGHT? COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED ON THE TRUTH. YEAH. SELF EVIDENT TRUTHS THAT ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL AND ENDOWED BY THEIR CREATOR WITH CERTAIN AN ALIEN, A BULL RIGHTS, LIFE, LIBERTY AND THE PURSUIT OF HALF. THOSE RIGHTS CANNOT BE TAKEN AWAY. AT NIGHT OR TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER PERSON. THAT'S WHEN I YEAH. UM.

UNFORTUNATELY OUR RIGHT, UM, QUALITY IS BEING TRAMPLED ON. THEORY OF DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION. LET'S LOOK AT THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN EQUALITY AND EQUALITY. EVENING. MY NAME IS KATIE YORK. MISS HELP. UM, I JUST WANTED TO I HOPE THAT YES. BETTER. YES. APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO ADDRESS THE BOARD OF EDUCATION. I AM. I AM HERE IN SUPPORT OF HARFORD COUNTY. PUBLIC SCHOOLS ADDRESSING RACISM WITHIN THE SCHOOLS AND TEACHING OUR CHILDREN IN A CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE WAY. IS IMPORTANT FOR OUR STUDENTS TO UNDERSTAND.

FULL LINES OF HISTORY AND TO UNDERSTAND THAT SOME OF THE HISTORY THAT HAS BEEN TAUGHT HAS BEEN WHITEWASHED. IT HAS ALSO BEEN. IMPACTED BY THE PEOPLE WHO WANTED TO GET ACROSS A CERTAIN MESSAGE IS IMPORTANT FOR STUDENTS TO BE ABLE TO RESPOND, AND IN ORDER TO BE RESPOND, THEY NEED TO BE ABLE TO BE INFORMED AND EDUCATED. I ALSO APPRECIATE YOU ADDRESSING KUMAR AND THEIR EDUCATIONAL EQUITY REQUIREMENTS THAT THE STATE OF MARYLAND REQUIRES FOR ALL COUNTIES, NOT JUST HARVARD. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME, AND I APPRECIATE EVERY. NEXT WE HAVE JOE WARRIOR BOTS FOLLOWED BY AN EAR, BUT IT'S. GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS DORIAN BOUGHT. I AM FROM, UM, HS SIX. I HAVE THREE DAUGHTERS, DIFFERENT AGES, ATTENDING ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL. I AM HERE TO SPEAK ABOUT THE REDISTRICTING. I DO NOT. I DO NOT IN ANY WAY SUPPORTED. YOU ARE MOVING STUDENTS OUT OF BELLE OR MIDDLE AREA. AND JUST BECAUSE OF THAT ONE SCHOOL YOU ARE DISRUPTING 12, OTHER SCHOOLS OR MORE. YOU HAVE 1000. 666 STUDENTS

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CURRENTLY SLATED AFTER THE FINAL PROPOSAL TO BE MOVED OUT OF MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL. IT MAKES NO SENSE YOU ARE REBUILDING AND UPGRADING THE SCHOOLS IN THE JAVA AREA. ARE YOU PUTTING NEW DEVELOPMENTS? THERE ARE THE DEVELOPERS PAYING FOR IT. WHY ARE YOU MOVING EVERYONE AROUND JUST BECAUSE OF OVER CAPACITY. AND BY THE WAY YOUR BUDGET FOR 2022 HAS $250,000 ALREADY SLATED FOR PORTABLES, WHICH ARE ALREADY ON THE GROUND FOR ALL OF THESE SCHOOLS IF YOU ALREADY ACCOMMODATED FOR THE STUDENTS THAT ARE THERE FOR THE 2021 2022 SCHOOL YEAR, AS WELL AS 2022 2023 SCHOOL YEAR. AND WHY ARE YOU MOVING? ALL OF THESE STUDENTS? IT MAKES NO SENSE AND ESPECIALLY AT A TIME WHERE WE HAVE STUDENTS FINALLY RETURNING TO NORMALCY. MY DAUGHTER WHO WILL BE SPEAKING NEXT. FINALLY MADE FRIENDS AND THAT WAS AT THE END OF JUNE. THIS DOES NOT MAKE ANY SENSE TO PUT THAT MUCH ANXIETY AND STRESS ON THESE KIDS. YOU YOURSELF GOT EXTRA FUNDING FOR STRESS RELATED ANXIETY RELATED MENTAL RELATED ISSUES FOR THE SCHOOLS FROM THE COUNTY COUNCIL. AND YOU'RE TELLING ME THAT OUR KIDS COME FIRST? WHERE ARE THEY COMING FIRST? FOR ALL OF YOU. IT IS JUST A NUMBER. PLEASE CONSIDER OUR CHILDREN FIRST, THEIR MENTAL HEALTH AND THEIR WELL BEING SHOULD BE ABOVE ALL OTHER DECISIONS. THANK YOU. HI. MY NAME'S ON YOUR BODY, AND I'M FROM MH A SIX AND I'M TOTALLY AGAINST REDISTRICTING. WHAT YOU'RE DOING FOR ME THEN? I KNOW A LOT OF MY FRIENDS. WE'RE ALL LIKE, NOT WE AREN'T FOR IT BECAUSE I'VE MADE MORE FRIENDS IN MY SIXTH GRADE YEAR THAT I HAVE FROM CAN AROUND YOUR FIFTH GRADE, AND NOW YOU'RE TELLING ME THAT I HAVE TO LEAVE SIXTH GRADE TO GO TO SEVENTH GRADE. AND THEN IF YOU'RE GOING TO IMPLEMENT THIS IN MY EIGHTH GRADE, THEN I'M GOING TO START MY MIDDLE SCHOOL LIKE I GUESS CAREER I'M GONNA START 6TH AND 7TH GRADE WITH MY FRIENDS. AND THEN MY GRADUATING CLASS ISN'T EVEN GOING TO BE THE ONES THAT I. STARTED MIDDLE SCHOOL WITH THAT DOESN'T SEEM FAIR TO ME BECAUSE I STARTED WITH THEM. I MISS IF I'M GOING TO GO TO ANOTHER SCHOOL, I'M GONNA MISS BEING JUST TO WALK AWAY FROM ALL MY FRIENDS JUST TO WALK AWAY FROM ALL MY FAVORITE TEACHERS. IT'S NOT GOING TO HELP ME ANYMORE. AND LIKE, I GUESS YOU CAN KIND OF SEE MY FACE. IT'S NOT WORKING AS IT IS JUST BECAUSE I HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO SEE ANY OF MY FRIENDS. I'M ABLE TO LEAVE THE HOUSE RECENTLY. OR, I GUESS RECENTLY I'VE BEEN ABLE TO LEAVE A LITTLE MORE. BUT I STILL HAVEN'T BEEN ABLE TO READ THEM. LEAVE THE HOUSE. AND NOW THAT YOU'RE TELLING ME THAT I HAVE TO LEAVE. HAVE TO LEAVE ALL MY FRIENDS BECAUSE I'M LIKE, ONE FOR THE FRIENDS AND THEN ALL MY OTHER FRIENDS. THEY'RE SAYING THERE AND I'M LEAVING. IT'S NOT. COOL IT'S NOT COOL, AND IT'S JUST NOT REALLY HOW IT SHOULD WORK. THANK YOU. LASTLY, WE HAVE JAMES RAMSEY, FOLLOWED BY MICHELE CHRISMAN. RIGHT? YEAH. I SAW A SIGN HERE THAT SAID. CRT EQUAL, CCP. I'M GUESSING THAT CCP STANDS FOR CHINESE COMMUNIST PARTY. THAT WOULD BE NEWS TO THE CHINESE. IT WOULD ALSO BE NEWS TO MARK THIS AS WELL, SOME OF WHOM MIGHT ARGUE THAT C R TEAM ANGLES WITH MARK'S HEAD MIND IN WAYS THAT WOULD TAKE FAR LONGER THAN TWO MINUTES TO COVER. UM, FOR A BETTER. GOOD THING OR BAD THING. I WILL ONLY DOESN'T EXERCISE THE LISTENER. THERE IS SOME MUCH STUFF THAT IS LABELED AS CRT. THAT ISN'T. SOME OF IT'S RELATED TO D I. SOMETHING IS KIND OF MIX OF STUFF YOU SEE ON TUMBLER. SOME OF IT IS FROM FOX NOISE. WHICH IS KIND OF MISS MISH MASHING A BUNCH OF HALF TREATS AND WHATNOT AND KIND OF SOMETIMES SLAPPING IN MARTIN LUTHER KING. GOOD. UM, IT'S KIND OF S. AND REALLY, IF WE'RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT CRT AND WHAT THAT. AND IMPLEMENTING IN SCHOOLS, WHATEVER THAT WOULD MEAN. HELP TO JUST NOT BE SLAP DASH IT OUT THE WHOLE THING. BOY IS WHAT I'VE HEARD SLAP THANKS. HI. I'M MICHELLE CHRISMAN. UM I HAVE TWO LITTLE ONES THAT ARE IN PRIVATE SCHOOL. UM AND THAT IS ON PURPOSE. UM ALSO, I HAVE OWNED A DOCTOR'S OFFICE FOR THE LAST 22 YEARS. UM CO OWNED IT,

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AND I'VE ALSO HAD MY OWN RADIO SHOW FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS. I'M ON LIVE RADIO EVERY WEEK.

INTERVIEWED DOCTORS AND WELLNESS CELEBRITIES ON HOW TO BE HEALTHY AND WELL, NATURALLY, UM, I AM ALSO CURRENTLY RUNNING FOR A MARYLAND STATE SENATE SEAT. I AM SPEAKING FOR MYSELF TODAY ONLY. UM. IT'S VERY INTERESTING WHEN YOU REALLY DIG DEEP AND YOU LOOK AT THE RESEARCH THE LACK THEREOF TO MASK CHILDREN IS ABSOLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE. TO SAY THAT YOU KNOW WHEN OUR BODIES ACTUALLY FIGHT OFF OVER 100,000 VIRUSES A DAY. AND THEN TO SAY THAT TO COVER YOUR FACE OR YOUR BREATHING IN YOUR OWN BACTERIA AND VIRUSES AND GERMS. UM THAT IS SOMETHING THAT OVER 85,000 MEDICAL DOCTORS ARE ACTUALLY FIGHTING AGAINST. WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT HERD IMMUNITY, PLEASE LOOK UP, DR SUZANNE HUMPHRIES AND ACTUALLY REALLY SPEND THE TIME EDUCATING YOURSELF ON THAT I CAN HEAD YOU DOWN THE PATH OF SO MANY DOCTORS, MEDICAL DOCTORS THAT STAND UP AND SAY. THAT WHAT WE SHOULD BE DOING IS EDUCATING OUR CHILDREN AND I WILL LEAVE YOU WITH THIS. THAT WHEN A PATIENT HAS COME INTO MY PRACTICE OVER THE LAST, UM 20 SOME YEARS I BASE IT OFF OF OUR EDUCATION THAT WE'VE SPENT TIME ON. BUT WHAT'S MOST IMPORTANT.

IS THE PERSON THAT COMES INTO MY PRACTICE THAT ONCE CARE I DON'T CARE THE COLOR OF THEIR SKIN. I DON'T CARE WHO THEY ARE. WHAT I CARE ABOUT IS THAT THEY RECEIVED THE BEST SERVICE AND CARE POSSIBLE THAT IS OUT THERE. AND THAT OCCURS EVERY DAY AND I ASKED YOU TO DO THE SAME FOR OUR CHILDREN IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEMS. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND HAVE A GREAT DAY. PRESIDENT GAUTIER. WE HAVE NO MORE SPEAKERS THIS EVENING. THANK YOU BEFORE WE GET STARTED ON THE CONSENT AGENDA. WE'RE GOING TO TAKE A QUICK FIVE MINUTE BREAKS THAT

[C. Consent Agenda]

FT IS THE AFFIRMATION OF MONTHLY CONTRACTS FOR JUNE 2021. TO HIS CONTRACT AWARD FOR COPIER MACHINES. THREE IS CONTRACT AWARD FOR NEAR PODS SUBSCRIPTION. FOUR COUNTRIES. WORD EXPLORE LEARNING GIVES MOST SITE LICENSE RENEWAL. FIVE CONTRARY TOWARD FOR ARUBA WIFI SUPPORT. SIX COUNTRY TOWARD FOR CONDIMENTS, SUNFLOWER SEEDS AND BREAD PRODUCTS. SEVEN HAVE A DEGREES HIGH SCHOOL SURPLUS PROPERTY. AND A IS THE MINUTES OF THE PREVIOUS BOARD MEETING JUNE 21ST 2021. THANK YOU, GOD FOR MUELLER. MAY I HAVE A MOTION SECONDS TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDAS, PLEASE. THIS IS DAVID. I MOVE TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA. THIS IS SOMETHING YOU'RE ON SECOND. THANK YOU ALL IN FAVOR. PLEASE SAY YES. YEAH, YES, YEAH. AS OPPOSED. PLEASE SAY NO. AND THE CONSENT AGENDA IS APPROVED.

[D. Update on Continuity of Learning, Dr. Sean Bulson, Superintendent of Schools]

RIGHT NOW. OUR FIRST ITEM ON THE. MARKET HERE IS UPDATE ON CONTINUITY OF LEARNING. DR BOLTON YOUR TURN. YEAH. MHM. SO WE ARE AWARE OF THE CDC. ADJUSTED ITS GUIDANCE. WE WERE A LITTLE SURPRISED BY SOME OF WHAT'S IN THE GUIDANCE. I'M GONNA TURN THE COMMENTS OVER A COUPLE OTHERS IN A MOMENT. THERE IS AN EXPECTATION FROM THE MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION THAT WE PROVIDE AN UPDATED. CONTINUITY LEARNING PLAN AND CURRENTLY, THE EXPECTATION IS THAT WE UPDATE THAT. FOR THE NEXT FOUR YEARS, MULTIPLE TIMES. SO WE WERE WAITING ON THE LATEST GUIDANCE TO COME OUT. AND AS I SAID, I THINK THERE WERE SOME THINGS IN THERE. WE WERE A LITTLE SURPRISED TO SEE. BUT, UM. WE WILL BE UPDATING. THAT WILL BE SURE THAT BY THE TIME OF THE NEXT BOARD MEETING, EVERYONE WILL SEE THAT BECAUSE I WOULD SAY THAT. VISITING SCHOOLS LATELY, I'LL TALK MORE ABOUT THAT LATER. BUT I CAN GUARANTEE THAT EVERY SCHOOL LEADER I'VE SPOKEN TO WANTS TO SEE NEXT YEAR BE AS NORMAL AS WE POSSIBLY CAN. AND BY NORMAL THERE'S A LOT EMBEDDED IN THAT. BUT. I THINK SOMETHING MORE RECOGNIZABLE TO A NORMAL SCHOOL YEARS, SO I KNOW THAT'S EVERYONE SHARED INTEREST. BUT WITH THAT SAID, I WOULD LIKE TO TURN IT OVER TO FOUR PEOPLE THIS EVENING. I THINK THESE ARE MOSTLY FOLKS WILL RECOGNIZE I'M GOING TO START WITH UH HUH. MATSUDA AND THEN FOLLOW THAT WITH MISS RIDGEWAY, AND THEY WILL GO ON FROM THERE. THANK YOU, DR TOLSON. GOOD EVENING,

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EVERYONE. THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL. THE CDC DID RELEASE ITS LATEST GUIDANCE CALLED GUIDANCE FOR COVID, 19 PREVENTION AND K TO 12 SCHOOLS. ON FRIDAY, JULY THE NINTH AND WE'RE DILIGENTLY REVIEWING THE LATEST DOCUMENT SOME OF THE LANGUAGE, AS DR BOLSON HAS SAID, WAS MORE RESTRICTED THAN WE HAD ANTICIPATED. SO WE'RE WORKING WITH OUR LOCAL PUBLIC HEALTH PARTNERS SPECIFICALLY OR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND WE'LL BE MEETING WITH OUR HEALTH OFFICER, DR FISH EYE TO CREATE OUR PLAN. IT WILL BE BASED UPON COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION. THE VACCINATION COVERAGE, INNER COUNTY TESTING ANY OCCURRENCE OF ANY OUTBREAKS. SUMMER SCHOOL'S IN SESSION WITH THE SCHOOL NURSE AT EVERY SITE. UM NO TREE. NO OUTBREAKS TO DATE.

WE'RE REALLY DOING WELL IN THE COUNTY RIGHT NOW, WITH THE TRANSMISSION RATE OF 1.7% IN A SEVEN DAY MOVING AVERAGE OF 1.29 PER 100,000. I DO WANT TO ALWAYS END WITH MY REMINDER. UM THE REASON WE'RE IN GOOD SHAPE RIGHT NOW IS BECAUSE OF VACCINATION, SO PLEASE CONSIDER VACCINATING, UM, NOW APPROVE OR ANYONE 12 ENOUGH. AVAILABLE AT PHARMACIES, HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND YOUR LOCAL DOCTOR'S OFFICE. UM SO LOOK FOR SOME MORE PLANS COMING UP SOON. UM, AND THANK YOU SO MUCH. MR RICHARD EVENING. OH, YEAH. SORRY. THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING. THANK YOU, MARY. THANK YOU, DR TOLSON. UM LAST WEDNESDAY, WE DID RELEASE A NEW OPERATIONAL STATUS DOCUMENT THAT INCLUDED THE MUCH ANTICIPATED LANGUAGE ABOUT OPENING OUR FACILITIES TO OUTSIDE GROUPS WITH THOSE GROUPS RESPONSIBLE FOR FOLLOWING THEIR OWN COVID PROTOCOLS. ALSO OF NOTE ON THE LAST OPERATIONAL STATUS DOCUMENT, AS WELL AS THE PREVIOUS ONE. WE DID SPECIFICALLY CALL ATTENTION TO THE FACT THAT WE WERE WAITING ON THE NEW CDC GUIDANCE. BECAUSE WE KNEW THAT OUR OPERATIONAL STATUS MOON MOVING FORWARD WOULD BE VERY DEPENDENT ON THAT GUIDANCE. SO NOW THAT IT IS OUT, UM WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO ARTICULATING IN, UM PUTTING TOGETHER OUR PACKAGE FOR HOW WE ARE GOING TO BOTH COMMUNICATE ABOUT COVID AND COMMUNICATE ABOUT SAFETY AS WELL. AS WHAT GUIDANCE WE GAVE OUR SCHOOLS. AND WHAT GUIDANCE WE WORK WITH OUR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENT ON AND SO THAT'S ALL I HAVE FOR THIS EVENING. YOU, MISS RIDGEWAY. NEXT STEP WELL, DR DIANE MAC, DIRECTOR OF ELEMENTARY ALL RIGHT. ELEMENTARY. UH, CONSTRUCTION AND PERFORMANCE. SHE'LL BE GIVEN COMMENTS NORMALLY YOU HEAR FROM MUST FEEL THE REAL AT THIS POINT, BUT DR MAC WORKS FOR THE ELEMENTARY AS WELL. DR MARCUS. GOOD EVENING, DR PAULSON. GOOD EVENING BOARD OF ED. I HAVE A FEW UPDATES TONIGHT. I'M GOING TO FOCUS ON SWAN CREEK SUMMER SCHOOL AND SOME HIGHLIGHTS LOOKING INTO THE NEXT SCHOOL YEAR. AS FAR AS FROM, UH ONE QUICK IS CONCERNED WE HAVE 237TH ELEMENTARY STUDENTS ENROLLED. BEGIN THIS CLEAR. THAT'S ONE CREEK AND AS FAR AS OUR STAFFING IS CONCERNED, WE HAVE HIRED ALL OF OUR CLASSROOM TEACHERS AND OUR SPECIAL AREA TEACHERS AND WE HAVE TWO VACANCIES FOR SPEECH. LANGUAGE PATHOLOGISTS AS WELL AS A PAIR EDUCATORS. SO WE'RE DOING REALLY WELL IN THE AREA OF HIRING AND. AN ENROLLMENT FORCE ONE CREEK FOR THE ELEMENTARY PROGRAM. OUR SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAM BEGINS MONDAY.

JULY THE 19TH. WE HAVE FIVE SITE HAVING BEEN ELEMENTARY FELLER ELEMENTARY, MEADOWVALE ELEMENTARY NORTH PARK FOR IT AND DEERFIELD. AND WE'RE EXCITED THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE ABLE TO SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS WITH A SOCIAL EMOTIONAL PROGRAM. UM, THROUGH THE SUPPORT OF OUR SCHOOL COUNSELLORS, THEY ARE WORKING WITH OUR SUMMER SCHOOL STUDENTS AND WILL BE PROVIDING SUPPORT THROUGHOUT THE DAY. BOTH FOR THEIR SOCIAL EMOTIONAL AND THROUGH SOME LESSONS AT EACH OF OUR SITE, AND THEN FINALLY, AS WE THINK ABOUT NEXT YEAR, WE'RE EXCITED THAT EACH OF US ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS WILL BE ENGAGED IN A LUCY CAULKINS READING PROGRAM. EITHER. FOCUSED ON THE READING PROGRAM OR THE PHONICS PROGRAM OR A COMBINATION OF BOTH. AND SO THIS WORK AND IS GOING TO BE ESSENTIAL TO OUR RECOVERY PROGRAM FOR OUR STUDENTS, AND WE HAVE PD GOING ON THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER TO SUPPORT THAT. AND THEN FINALLY, WE'RE REALLY LOOKING FORWARD TO THE WORK THAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN WITH OUR VIRTUAL PROGRAM. AS WE SUPPORT THOSE STUDENTS THAT HAVE IDENTIFIED THEMSELVES AS WANTING TO BE ABLE TO REMAIN VIRTUAL GOING INTO THIS NEXT FULL YEAR. SO THANK YOU. THANK YOU, DOCTOR MAC. AND FINALLY, MR COLIN CARR. HE'S THE DIRECTOR OF SECONDARY INSTRUCTION AND PERFORMANCE. BOSTON BOARD OF ED. THANK YOU. UM BUT FIRST UPDATE WILL BE UP.

UM, IN REGARDS TO SWAN CREEK SCHOOL. AS OF TODAY, WE HAVE 214 MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS REGISTERED AND 224 HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS REGISTERED. WE DO HAVE 34 ON A WAIT LIST. THAT IS NOT A TRADITIONAL WAIT LIST. WE ARE BASICALLY WAITING FOR THOSE FAMILIES TO REGISTER WEATHERS.

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THEY INDICATED A PREFERENCE TO COME TO THE STRONG CREEK VIRTUAL SCHOOL, BUT HAVE NOT YET REGISTERED STUDENT WITH THE SCHOOL. SO THAT COULD ACTUALLY GO ABOVE THE GRAND TOTAL, INCLUDING ELEMENTARY OF 675, WHICH WE HOPE TO GET THAT AROUND THE. 6 80, MARK. UM PLUS, WE DO HAVE BRIGHT ONE ACTIVITIES SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 24 THROUGH 26. THAT IS AN ATTEMPT TO MAKE SURE WE HAVEN'T OR NOT GET ANY GLITCHES ALONG THE WAY. MAKE SURE ALL THE STUDENTS ARE ABLE TO LOG ON AND GET ALL THOSE THINGS WE ASSUME THAT THEY CAN DO. AND SO WE HOPE THAT THOSE THREE DAYS WILL BE VERY BENEFICIAL NOT ONLY TO THE STUDENTS BUT ALSO THE TEACHERS. WE'RE FINDING OUT THOSE DETAILS. US. UM SPEAK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE WEEKS AND FUTURE BOARD MEETINGS WILL BE ABLE TO SHARE THAT INFORMATION WITH YOU. SUMMER SCHOOL UPDATE, UM, SUMMER SCHOOL STARTED YOUR LIFE SIX LAST TUESDAY. UM, AS OF THIS MORNING WITH 757. HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS VIRTUALLY. IN THE SUMMER PROGRAM. WE HAVE 330 MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS WHO WERE IN PERSON AGAIN THAT STARTED LAST TUESDAY. FOR A TOTAL OF 1000 AND 87. THE TOTAL AND SECONDARY AND THERE IS A 707 ELEMENTARY. IN ADDITION TO THE SUMMER SCHOOL, WE ALSO HAVE OVER 2000 STUDENTS, STUDENTS IN THE ACADEMIC TUTORING PROGRAM, WHICH ALSO JUST SORT OF JULY SIX, AND THIS IS SPECIFIC TO PREREQUISITE SKILLS NEEDED FOR THE NEXT CLASS. SEQUENCE. WE HAVE 1216 STUDENTS REGISTERED FOR THE STARS OF SUMMER PROGRAM. THESE ARE CAMP LIKE WORKSHOP STUDENTS PARTICIPATE IN THAT STARTS. STILL, I 19TH. WE HAVE 900 STUDENTS IN S WHY, WHICH IS EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAM. AND WE HAVE 100 STUDENTS IN THE ENGLISH ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS CAMP. UM ALSO REGISTERED TO TAKE CLASSES AND ACTIVITIES THIS SUMMER, SO.

THAT'S APPROXIMATELY WHEN YOU COMBINE ALL THOSE PROGRAMS OVER 6000 STUDENTS THERE THAT ARE COMPETING, UM, CONTRIBUTING AND DOING SOME WORK ABOVE AND BEYOND THE REGULAR SCHOOL DAY.

UM. AGAIN. WE DO HOPE TO HAVE SOME UPDATED NUMBERS FOR YOU ON SWAN CREEK. THE SECONDARY SCHOOL IS ABOUT 98% STAFF WAS STILL WAITING ON ONE OR TWO. POWER, EDUCATE EDUCATED POSITIONS TO BE FILLED. OTHER THAN THAT GENERAL EDUCATION STAFF IS FULLY STAFFED. THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MR CAR, SO I WOULD JUST SORT OF WRAP UP A COUPLE OF THINGS. PARTICULARLY WITH THE OBSERVATIONS ABOUT SWAN CREEK. WHEN WE STARTED DOWN THIS PATH TO OPEN A FULLY VIRTUAL SCHOOL. ACTUALLY, WE STARTED THIS BEFORE COVID, AND WE PROBABLY WOULD HAVE DONE A MORE TRADITIONAL. PILOT WHERE YOU START WITH A LIMITED NUMBER OF STUDENTS AND STUDY IT AND GROW IT. BUT THEN WITH THE EVENT OF. THE PANDEMIC AND NOT KNOWING HOW MANY STUDENTS WOULD WOULD NEED TO BE VIRTUAL NEXT YEAR. HOW MANY FAMILIES WOULD BE EXPECTING THAT DON'T KNOW IF WE'D HAVE. 500 STUDENTS OR 5000 STUDENTS, AND SO WE'VE HAD TO STAY PRETTY FLEXIBLE. UM SO WHERE WE STAND YOU HEARD TONIGHT WHERE WE'RE LOOKING AT BETWEEN SIX AND 700. STUDENTS CURRENTLY ENROLLED, BUT THAT'S BEEN A MOVING NUMBER THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. SO WHAT WE'VE DONE IS WE'VE STAFFED THE SCHOOL. USING FUNDS ESSENTIALLY FROM THE GRANT FUNDING THAT'S RECOVERY MONEY. SO THAT WE COULD LEAVE OUR OTHER SCHOOLS ESSENTIALLY HALL WITH THEIR STAFFING, MEANING THAT WE KNOW THAT THE ENROLLMENT IS DOWN AND NEARLY ALL THE COMPREHENSIVE SCHOOLS BUT THEY'RE STILL STAFFED ESSENTIALLY AT THE LEVEL THEY WERE PREVIOUS YEAR. WHEN WE HAVE THE PHONE ROLLER SO THAT WILL BENEFIT US IN A COUPLE WAYS ONE. OUR. WE EXPECT IN THOSE PLACES THAT SORT OF DROPPED AN ENROLLMENT A LITTLE BIT. BECAUSE OF COVID OR THOSE WHO MOVED OVER TO SWAN CREEK. THAT THAT WILL GIVE A LITTLE MORE ATTENTION THAT THOSE TEACHERS CAN SPEND FOR THOSE INDIVIDUAL STUDENTS. BUT THEN OVER TIME, WE NEED TO WATCH OTHER SURROUNDING OCCURS BECAUSE SWAN CREEK IS STAFFED WITH YEAH. GRANT DOLLARS. AT SOME POINT WE'RE GOING TO NEED TO RE ABSORB THAT INTO OUR OPERATING. AND WE MAY NEED TO GO BACK TO SORT OF RIGHT SIZING OUR STAFFING OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS. BUT WE DO HAVE TIME WITH THE GRANT FUNDS TO ALLOW US TO HAVE THIS FLEXIBILITY AND A LITTLE ADDITIONAL SUPPORT THIS POINT. BUT THAT ALSO MEANS BECAUSE THIS THAT STUDENT ENROLMENT WE DON'T KNOW WHERE THIS IS GOING TO LAND. WE KNOW THAT THERE WERE THERE WERE ABSOLUTELY STUDENTS WHO BENEFITED. FROM FULLY VIRTUAL INSTRUCTION. THERE WERE SOME STUDENTS WHO EXCELLED IN THAT BEYOND WHAT THEY'VE BEEN ABLE TO DEMONSTRATE FOR US IN THE PAST, BUT THAT'S A REALLY LIMITED NUMBER. AND IT'S OUR GOAL THAT, UH, THE VIRTUAL PROGRAM IS REALLY THERE. IT'S THE BEST OPTION FOR THOSE STUDENTS WHO NEED IT. AND WE EXPECT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WILL BE ABLE TO OFFER GOING FORWARD, BUT WE NEED TO SEE WHERE THIS IS GOING TO LAND. BUT IT'S GOING TO BE A SMALL SCHOOL, THE LARGER SCHOOL. AND THERE'S STILL A LOT LEFT TO

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LEARN AROUND THAT, BUT WE'RE VERY EXCITED. I THINK WE FEEL LIKE WE HAVE A FANTASTIC STAFF COMING IN TO GET IT STARTED. THE LEADERS THERE ARE DOING A LOT OF WORK TO CONTINUE TO TWEAK HOW THAT PROGRAM WILL SERVE OUR STUDENTS SO. BUT ALSO AS WE'VE HEARD THIS EVENING, YOU KNOW, THERE ARE SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT HOW THAT WILL IMPACT THE LONG TERM BALANCING ENROLLMENT. AND THAT'S ABSOLUTELY SOMETHING WILL BE CONSIDERING. WE KNOW THAT WAS ABOUT. SAY 700 STUDENTS RIGHT NOW PULLED OUT OF OUR WHOLE POPULATION. OF COURSE, THAT'S K TO 12. THERE WILL ADJUST SOME OF OUR NUMBERS DOWN THE ROAD AND THERE WILL NOT BE A FINAL RECOMMENDATION. WE'RE STILL SEVEN MONTHS FROM A VOTE FROM THE BOARD. THAT FINAL RECOMMENDATION WILL INCLUDE WHAT WE SEE FOR ENROLLMENT IN THE FALL AS WELL AS WHERE WE THINK WE SEE THE LONG TERM OF SWAN CREEK PLAYING OUT, BUT WE, YOU KNOW THAT'S BEEN A LITTLE HARD TO PREDICT. THINGS HAVE BEEN UP AND DOWN WITH PEOPLE'S INTEREST WITH REGARD TO THAT.

SO. THIS MAY BE EITHER, RIGHT. WELL, ACTUALLY QUESTIONS FOR THE BOARD AND THEN WE'LL TRANSITION AND I'LL CONTINUE A LITTLE MORE ON THIS PARTICULAR. LINE OF THINKING WHEN WE GET INTO OUR NEXT TOPIC.

ANY QUESTIONS AT ALL. IT'S JUST RAISE YOUR HAND. ALL RIGHT,

[E. Update on Assessing Facility Utilization and Balancing School Enrollment, Mr. Cornell Brown, Assistant Superintendent for Operations and Ms. Missy Valentino, Facilities Planner]

MISS JODY PLENTY. NO UPDATE ON THE STUFFING, ABILITY, UTILIZATION AND BALANCING SCHOOL ENROLLMENT. I WILL DO A VERY QUICK INTRODUCTION AND HAND IT OFF TO MY COLLEAGUES TO SHARE BUT. UM, SO AS EVERYONE KNOWS THE RECOMMENDATION FROM THE ADVISORY GROUP CAME TO ME.

I'VE HAD THE PRESENTATION FROM THE ADVISORY GROUP. BUT I'VE HAD MY FIRST PLANNING MEETING WITH THE INTERNAL TEAM IN PLANNING AND CONSTRUCTION AS WELL AS TRANSPORTATION AND FACILITY. SO YOU KNOW, BEGUN CRAFTING. GUN AND I EMPHASIZE BEGUN, UM, CRAFTING RECOMMENDATION THAT WILL PROBABLY BECOME PUBLIC IN ABOUT SEPTEMBER. THERE IS A LOT FOR ME TO CONSIDER THAT GOES BEYOND WHAT THE ADVISORY TEAM WAS ABLE TO LOOK AT IT BECAUSE. THEY WERE LOOKING AT NUMBERS. THEY WILL BE AT A SPECIFIC TASK OF BALANCING AND. MY CHALLENGE IS TO INCORPORATE BALANCING WITH OTHER TOOLS AT MY DISPOSAL, LIKE. MOVING PROGRAMS LIKE CREATING NEW PROGRAMS, WHICH IS NOT SOMETHING THAT WAS IN SCHOOL FLOWS SCOPE. LIKE CONSIDERING. REALLY IS THE CASE TO BE MADE FOR ADDITIONAL CAPACITY, ADDITIONAL SEATS IN SOME PLACES AND NOT OTHERS. AT THIS POINT, I'M NOT IN A POSITION TO BRING A RECOMMENDATION LIKE THAT, BUT I JUST WANT TO ASSURE EVERYBODY THAT YOU KNOW NOW AS THIS PROCESS MOVES ON TO MY LEVEL. AGAIN. WE STILL HAVE SEVEN MONTHS TO GO BEFORE THERE IS A VOTE. AND SO WHILE SOME PEOPLE HAVE INDICATED YOUR CONCERNS ABOUT BEING SURPRISED WITH THINGS PLEASE KNOW WHERE FOUR MONTHS IN WAS SEVEN TO GO. WE NEED TO KEEP RELEASING INFORMATION AND WE WILL, BUT OF COURSE, EVERY TIME WE UPDATED THAT CREATES MORE ANXIETY, AND WE'RE FULLY AWARE OF THAT, BUT I'D RATHER HAVE THOSE UPDATES GOING OUT THERE. FOR PEOPLE TO BE ABLE TO SEE THEM AND RESPOND, AND I KNOW THAT, LIKE I SAID, THEY CREATE THAT ANXIETY BUT HAVE THEM OUT THERE SO PEOPLE CAN NO ONE RESPOND. SO THAT WHEN WE DO REACH THE BOARD IN FEBRUARY WITH THE FINAL VOTE. THERE'S BEEN MANY OPPORTUNITIES TO RESPOND, AND SO WITH THAT SAID. DON'T KNOW IF I STOLE EVERYTHING, MR BROWN AND YOUR TEAM WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT, BUT I TURNED OVER TO CORNELL BROWN AND HIS TEAM. THANK YOU, DOCTOR. BOSTON AND GOOD EVENING, UH, PRESIDENT GAUTIER. AS PRESIDENT MUELLER. AND THE BOARD. JOINING ME IS MISSY VALENTINO, OUR FACILITY PLANNER. DR BOSTON DEAD. STILL, SOME. BOUGHT THUNDER, BUT WELL, UH, YOU KNOW, JUST RECAP A FEW THINGS AND FOR OF THE PUBLIC WHO ARE LISTENING? I JUST WANTED TO STEP BACK A LITTLE BIT. HAVE A QUICK UM, YOU KNOW, HIGH LEVEL OVERVIEW WHERE WE WERE WHERE WE ARE AND WHERE WE'RE GOING. ASK EVERYONE IS AWARE IN THE FALL, THE BOARD APPROVED THE CONTRACT FOR FLORIDA POLITICS IN THERE. OF SUB CONSULTANTS TO CONDUCT ASSISTANT WIDE BOUND YOU TO PROCESS. THE REASON IS DUE TO INCREASED ENROLLMENT AND VARIOUS POCKETS THROUGHOUT THE DISTRICT AND INCREASED NEEDS AND OUR SPECIAL PROGRAMS. WHERE WE WERE FACED ART WE ARE FACED WITH SOME CAPACITY ISSUES. WE'RE AWARE THAT THERE ARE SOME UNKNOWNS DUE TO, UM YOU KNOW THE IMPACT OF THE PANDEMIC. BUT WE'RE LOOKING TO, UM, REVIEW STUDENT ENROLLMENT INFORMATION IN THE FALL. ONCE UM YOU KNOW, WE RETURNED TO US CLOSE TO

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NORMAL AS WE CAN. UM AND THE 21 22 SCHOOL YEAR. SOFT FOCUS OF AFTER WE AWARDED THE CONTRACT IN THE FALL WAS JUST THE INITIAL STEP ONE INITIATION OF THE OF THE INITIATIVE. WHERE WE COLLECTED DATA. AND WE ENGAGED THE COMMUNITY AND EMBARRASSED INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS TO ESTABLISH THE GUIDING PRINCIPLES TO THAT WAS MORSE THAT ONE WAS MORE OF.

DATA ANALYSIS. STEP JUST TO, YOU KNOW, PULL ALL THE INFORMATION TOGETHER AND THEN TO ESTABLISH OUR GUIDELINES THAT WERE USED. TO UM, YOU KNOW, SET THE PACE AS WE CONDUCT OUR WORK. AND AFTER WE FINISHED OUR STEP ONE WE MOVE FORWARD. UM AND LET ME BACK UP.

SO OCTOBER TO DECEMBER WAS THE DATA GATHERING. UM, INITIAL STAKEHOLDER. ENGAGEMENT PROCESS AND THEN STEP TWO FROM JANUARY TO JUNE WAS, YOU KNOW THE HARD WORK OF OUR ADVISORY COMMITTEE? WAS TO DO THE ASSESSMENT. CONDUCT COMMUNITY SURVEYS, UM, COMMUNITY EDUCATION FORMS AND THEN TO, UM YOU KNOW, JUST GO THROUGH DIFFERENT ITERATIONS OF. BALANCING ENROLLMENT. UM AND THEN CONCLUDING WITH THE RECOMMENDATION THAT WAS ADVANCED TO THE SUPERINTENDENT.

UM, ON JUNE, THE 23RD. SO FROM JANUARY TO JUNE, UM, ARE ADVISORY COMMITTEE WE'VE HAD, YOU KNOW, SIX OR SEVEN. ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETINGS AND YOU KNOW WE HAD SOME AD HOC MEETINGS TO, UM, YOU KNOW, CONTINUE TO WORK, UH, TO CONSIDER THE INPUT FROM THE COMMUNITY. AND TO CONTINUE TO KIND OF ADJUST AND REFINE THE VERY SCENARIOS THAT WE WERE DEVELOPING AND AT EVERY POINT OF OUR COMMUNITY EDUCATION FORMS. WE WERE RELEASING, UM, SCENARIOS OUT TO THE PUBLIC SO THAT THEY COULD REVIEW DIGEST RESPOND. PROVIDE INPUT. UM, AND THE WHOLE PURPOSE WAS TO CREATE TRANSPARENCY. AND IT GETS FEEDBACK THAT WE COULD RESPOND TO SO AFTER JUNE 23RD WARNING THE RECOMMENDATION TO THE SUPERINTENDENT. WE SCHEDULED A COUPLE OF WORK SESSIONS. UM, YOU KNOW, WITH DR BOSTON SO THAT. WE CAN GO OVER IN DETAIL.

UM THE RECOMMENDATIONS. JUSTIFICATION ANSWER QUESTIONS THAT I'M DR BOLSON HAS ABOUT.

YOU KNOW WHY THE ADVISORY COMMITTEE, UM, DEVELOP THE BEST, VERY SCENARIOS. THEN START TO GET INTO THE DATA. UM, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT. IMPLEMENTATION PROCEEDS RULES.

THINGS ARE BEING DISCUSSED. POLICY MATTERS ARE BEING DISCUSSED OF THE BALANCING ENROLLMENT PROCESS. UM BOUNDARY EXCEPTION, UM, YOU KNOW, PROCEDURE. ALL OF THOSE THINGS ARE BEING REVIEWED TO INCLUDE A DRAFT SCENARIO FOR POSSIBLE NEW SCHOOL CONSTRUCTION. DISCUSSING AS DR BOLSON, UM, MENTIONED, UM, YOU KNOW, IDEAS. BREWER FOR PROGRAM ENHANCEMENT. UM ADDITIONS, SUBTRACTIONS MOVING. IN ORDER TO COME UP WITH, UM YOU KNOW HIS THINK AND RESPOND TO WHAT THE SUPERINTENDENT'S THINKING IN TERMS OF, UM YOU KNOW HOW WE CAN BEST USE OUR FACILITIES. IN ORDER TO ADDRESS THE ENROLLMENT ISSUES. OUR GOAL IS TO HAVE THE SUPERINTENDENT.

UM YOU KNOW, POISED TO ENGAGE THE PUBLIC, UM AT OUR NEXT I BELIEVE THIS ON THE ON THE 15TH. WE HAVE OUR NEXT WORK SESSION WITH HIM. WE WILL BE DISCUSSING ARE THE SUPERINTENDENT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROCESS WERE WILL DEVELOP A STRATEGY TO ENGAGE THE PUBLIC FOR ADDITIONAL. INPUT UM, AND INFORMATION THAT WE WOULD GIVE TO THE COMMUNITY AND, UH, FEEDBACK THAT THE SUPERINTENDENT WILL RECEIVE FROM THE COMMUNITY OF THAT WILL OCCUR IN THE FALL. LOCATIONS WILL BE IDENTIFIED. UM WHERE THESE MEETINGS WILL TAKE PLACE ARE THINKING AT THE MOMENT IS THAT THESE SESSIONS WILL BE IN PERSON SESSIONS. AND WE'LL WORK BOTH WITH OUR COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE AND FLOW ANALYTICS TO PREPARE OF THE MESSAGE AND NOTIFICATIONS THAT WILL GO OUT TO THE PUBLIC TO MAKE THEM AWARE OF. YOU KNOW WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO WHEN WE'RE GOING TO DO AND HOW WE'RE GOING TO DO IT? SO, UM, THAT IS BEING

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DEVELOPED SO THAT WE CAN IN A TIMELY MANNER AND FORM THEM. AND THEN WE WILL ENGAGE THE PUBLIC, UM, TO OBTAIN ADDITIONAL FEEDBACK. PURPOSE IS TO ALLOW THE SUPERINTENDENT TO FURTHER CONSIDER ADJUSTMENTS TO OUR RECOMMENDATIONS SO THAT HE CAN MAKE THEM HIS RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WILL BE ADVANCED TO THE BOARD AFTER THE EDUCATION FORMS. THEN THE BOARD THEN WE'LL SLIDE INTO THAT STEP FOUR. SO WE'RE RIGHT NOW WE'RE IN A STEP FREE PROCESS. AND THEN THE FINAL STAGE WOULD BE STEP FOUR WITH THE BOARD WOULD THEN ENGAGE THE PUBLIC. UM THERE WOULD BE HEARINGS, ADDITIONAL HEARING, SO. UM, YOU KNOW, JUST FOR EVERYONE IN THE COMMUNITY EDUCATION FORMS, THE SUPERINTENDENT WILL HAVE HIS HEARINGS AND THEN THE BOARD WILL HAVE ADDITIONAL HEARINGS WHERE THEY WILL, UM, YOU KNOW, OBTAIN FEEDBACK FROM THE PUBLIC. THEY WILL WORK WITH THE SUPERINTENDENT, AND, UM, WITH THE ADMINISTRATION TO MAKE ANY ADDITIONAL ADJUSTMENTS TO THE RECOMMENDED BOUNDARY CHANGES. SO THAT THE BOARD HOOD DELIBERATE AND IN FEBRUARY POINT. MAKE A DECISION ON WHAT? UH YOU KNOW, HARPER COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS WOULD DO IN TERMS OF BALANCING ENROLLMENT. SO IT IS A LONG PROCESS AND AGAIN. WE HAVE SEVEN MONTHS REMAINING, AND THEN THAT'S SEVEN MONTHS. I THINK THE PUBLIC WILL HAD, UM YOU KNOW, AMPLE OPPORTUNITY TO COME OUT ENGAGED. PROVIDE INPUT FEEDBACK. IF YOU. UM AND PREPARE FORWARD SO THAT BEFORE CAN MAKE A DECISION IN FEBRUARY. SO WITH THAT, I'D LIKE TO ASK MISSY OF TO CHIME IN. AND UM, YOU KNOW, SHARE ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT SHE HAS BEFORE WE OPEN IT UP FOR QUESTIONS. SURE I THINK YOU DID A GREAT JOB SUMMARIZING THE PROCESS, CORNELL. THANK YOU, UM. THE ONLY THING THAT I WANTED TO TOUCH ON A LITTLE BIT. IS THAT THE ADVISER ROUTINE DID MAKE RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGE AREAS THAT WERE NOT, UM. MADE PUBLIC PRIOR TO THE COMMUNITY EDUCATION FORUM. UM SO WE ARE AWARE THAT THERE'S CHANGES ARE IN THERE AND, UM, WE DID. I JUST WANT TO MAKE EVERYONE AWARE THAT THE COMMUNITY INPUT. UM. WE STILL HAVE FUTURE SESSIONS THAT WE WILL BE TAKING COMMUNITY INPUT. SO THAT WAS NOT THE LAST TIME THAT THE COMMUNITY WE WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO COMMENT ON THOSE CHANGE AREAS. UM, SO THAT WILL BE COMING WITH DR POULSEN'S, UM.

AS IT'S BEEN TURNED BEFORE HIS WORD SHOW TO GO OUT AND DISCUSS WITH THE COMMUNITY THE NEXT STEPS AND THEN THE BOARD AS WELL. SO WITH THAT, UM THAT IS OUR UPDATES WITH THIS EVENING, AND WE'RE HERE TO ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS. RIGHT. DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS OR. MR BROWN OR FOR THIS, VALENTINO. DR PHILLIPS. I SEE YOUR HAND RAISED. YES, THANK YOU. UM ONE OF THE. GROUP, ONE OF THE COMMUNITY GROUPS THIS EVENING MADE SOMEWHAT OF A COMPELLING ARGUMENT. UM ABOUT THEIR SPECIFIC CIRCUMSTANCE. IS THERE A. YOU KNOW, WHEN I LOOK AT THESE MAPS ON THE, UH, ON THE COMPUTER, IT'S KIND OF HARD TO GEORGE DISTANCES AND YOU'RE NOT REALLY GETTING THE WHOLE JUST TO THE COUNTY. IS THERE A LARGE MATH SOMEPLACE IN CENTRAL OFFICE THAT HAVE ALL THE. SCHOOLS. UH THUMBTACKS OR WHATEVER WOULD WOULD THE CURRENT PROPOSALS AS THEY ARE RIGHT NOW THAT WE HAVE ACCESS TO REALLY KIND OF SEE? SOME OF THE DISTANCES THAT THESE FOLKS WERE TALKING ABOUT. I THINK TO ME UM. SEEING SEEING THE VISUAL LIKE THAT WOULD GIVE ME A LITTLE BETTER IDEA OF WHAT SOME OF THE COMMUNITIES ARE REFERRING TO IN TERMS OF THEIR DISTANCES FROM BETWEEN THE SCHOOL THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO STAY AT. AND THE SCHOOL THAT THEY HAVE BEEN THERE BEING REDISTRICTED. TO YOU'RE ASKING.

FOR IN IT LIKE WALT MAN LIKE A LIKE A WALL MAP OR SOMETHING? YES. YES, WE DO HAVE MAPS THAT WE'RE FRIENDS I'M MISSING. MIGHT UM YOU KNOW YOU CAN CHIME IN WITH EXACTLY WHAT, UH, MAPS YOU THINK WOULD BE FAST FOR US TO SEND YOU FOR RAMPS. SURE UM, WELL, IF YOU WANT A PRINTED MAP, A LARGE SCALE PRINTED MAP. UM, WE COULD PROVIDE THAT FOR SHOWING ALL OF THE CHANGE AREAS.

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UM, I KNOW WE'VE CREATED A COUPLE OF, UM, LOOKING AT SOME OF THE FEEDER PATTERNS, BUT WE CAN DEFINITELY GET THAT TOO. I MEAN, I'M HAPPY TO COME TO THE CENTRAL OFFICES IF IT'S LOCATED THERE, UM I JUST I JUST DO BETTER SEEING THAT. I THINK I WOULD HAVE A LITTLE BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF SOME OF THESE CONCERNS. IF I COULD SEE THE ACTUAL VISUAL, UH. A PICTURE OF THE CURRENT. PLANS AND THE OR THE CURRENT SITUATION IN THE FUTURE PLANS. SURE WE COULD DO THAT. WE CAN HAVE THAT, UM. CENTRAL OFFICE SO THAT EVERYBODY CAN COME AND LOOK.

NOT A PROBLEM. OKAY, GREAT. THANK YOU. SO, DR PHILLIPS, I'D ALSO ADD THAT WE RECENTLY.

REDUCED ONE FOR COUNTY COUNCIL OFFICE. MR VINCENTI ASKED, BECAUSE OBVIOUSLY BECAUSE ONE OF OUR BIGGEST CHANGE AREAS WAS BELLA BELLA MIDDLE, AND IT HAS A VERY BIG IMPACT ON THIS WHOLE PROCESS, AS MANY FOLKS RECOGNIZED TONIGHT. SO WE'VE PROVIDED A MAP. OF BELLER MIDDLE IN THE CATCHMENT AREA. FORD. COUNTY COUNCIL TO BE ABLE TO LOOK AT, BUT IT'S ONE OF THE QUESTIONS BEFORE WE START PRINTING MAPS IS TO TRY TO GET SPECIFIC. IF THERE'S SPECIFIC QUESTIONS BECAUSE WE COULD THERE'S SO MUCH WE COULD PRINT. AND THERE'S SO MANY WAYS WE COULD DO IT BECAUSE THE FEEDER PATTERNS IS HELPFUL TO SEE THAT IT'S SIMPLE TO SEE OBVIOUSLY THE ROADS AND HAVE A SENSE OF THE MILEAGE SO UM. WE CAN TALK MORE ABOUT SPECIFICALLY WHAT WE WANT TO SEE RIGHT NOW. WE DON'T HAVE A BIG BOOK OF THEM PRINTED LARGE SIZE, BUT WE CAN PRODUCE WHAT WE NEED TO HELP PEOPLE GET, YOU KNOW. THE BEST WAY TO UNDERSTAND THIS AS POSSIBLE.

THAT WOULD BE GREAT. AND I'D BE HAPPY TO STOP OVER THERE AND GO OVER IT WITH EITHER MISSY OR CORNELL. UM, JUST TO GET A FEEL, UM. AGAIN. THERE WAS A VERY STRONG ARGUMENT MADE BY SPI GROUP TONIGHT THAT I'D LIKE TO I LOOKED AT IT ON A LITTLE SMALL MAP ON MY ON MY PHONE AND THEN ON MY DESKTOP, BUT I THINK SEEING IN LARGER SCALE WOULD HAVE A GREATER IMPACT. RIGHT.

ANYONE ELSE? THE QUESTION. ANY OTHER HANDS RAISED UP. HERE IT COMES, MR CARTY. THANK YOU, PRESIDENT. ROBINSON UM, THIS IS A QUESTION THAT I'M GOING TO BRING IT BACK TO DR BOLSA BECAUSE I KNEW YOU SAID THIS BEFORE. WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE NUMBER OF PERCENTAGE OF CHILDREN THAT WERE AFFECTED WHAT IT MOVED TO HIM WHAT WE'RE WE'RE LOOKING AT. SO, MR CARTER? YES IT MIGHT BE. IT MIGHT BEING CLEAR. I THINK I THINK LET ME SEE IF I CAN RESPOND AND LET ME KNOW IF I'M OFF BASE. UM SO THE PRESENTATION THAT WAS MADE TO ME WHAT? I ASKED THE ADVISORY GROUP TO DO IS GIVE ME THE CALCULATIONS FROM WHAT PERCENTAGE OF OUR TOTAL STUDENTS ARE AFFECTED. AND SO THEY CREATED. NOW THIS IS A BIT. I MEAN, THAT PRESENTATION IS AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE SO YOU CAN SEE THIS TABLE IF YOU'D LIKE, YOU KNOW, SO THIS SHOWS I DON'T HAVE IT IN FRONT OF ME, BUT THEY'RE FIRST GENERATION HAD ABOUT 12% OF ELEMENTARY STUDENTS MOVING IN SOME LARGER PERCENTAGE IN OTHER AREAS. AND RIGHT NOW IT'S DOWN. THEIR RECOMMENDATION TO ME AFFECTS A LITTLE OVER 7% OF OUR ELEMENTARY, AND THEN IT'S AROUND FIVE AND 6% OF OUR OF OUR MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. MY PERSONAL GOAL OF MOVING INTO THIS IS TO TRY TO REDUCE THOSE PERCENTAGES. BUT AS OF RIGHT NOW, I DON'T KNOW EXACTLY HOW THAT'S GOING TO SHAKE OUT BECAUSE UM. THANK YOU HEARD MR BROWN ALLUDE TO IF. WE DO SOMETHING WHERE WE CONSIDER LET'S SAY WERE TO SEEK TO BUILD ANOTHER SCHOOL SOMEWHERE.

THAT'S A WHOLE DIFFERENT CONVERSATION AND COULD TAKE. MANY MORE YEARS. THAT WOULD AFFECT THIS, BUT WHEN YOU BUILD A NEW SCHOOL, YOU HAVE TO FILL IT. AND THAT COULD NECESSITATE A NUMBER OF CHANGES AS AND THAT'S THE LAST TIME WE DID. BALANCING ENROLLMENT WAS WHEN WE ADDED. RED PUMP ELEMENTARY, AND THAT CREATED A LOT OF CHANGES. NOW THE CHANGES WERE PRETTY MUCH ISOLATED TO THAT AREA. UM SO THE CAVEAT IS MY GOAL IS TO REDUCE THE OVERALL PERCENTAGE NUMBER AND PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS AFFECTED. IN THE IN THE PROPOSAL THAT I BRING TO THE BOARD. SO I HAVE A STARTING POINT, WHICH IS WHAT THE ADVISORY DID, AND I'M GOING TO CONTINUE TO TRY TO REDUCE THAT NUMBER. THAT SAID. I THINK THE CAVEAT TO THAT IS. IF WE'RE ABLE TO WORK WITH OUR COUNTY LEADERSHIP, AND THERE'S ANY DISCUSSION OF POSSIBLY PUTTING ANOTHER BUILDING SOMEWHERE. THAT MAY CHANGE NUMBERS BECAUSE MOVING STUDENTS TO FILL THE BUILDING. AGAIN. IT MEANS A LOT OF PEOPLE MOVING SCHOOLS, UM.

SO THAT MAY THROW OFF MY GOAL A LITTLE BIT, BUT THAT'S THAT'S KIND OF THE MAJOR CAVEAT.

THAT'S WHAT WE'LL BE LOOKING AT. FOR THE NEXT FEW MONTHS. THAT WAS THE QUESTION YOU ASKED

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MR CARTY, OR IS THERE MORE TO IT? THAT WAS PERFECT. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. GREAT ANYONE ELSE? HE KNEW MORE HAND. MR BROWN AGAIN PRESENTATION OF THE FISCAL YEAR 2023 CAPITAL

[F. Presentation of FY 2023 Capital Improvement Program, Mr. Cornell Brown, Assistant Superintendent of Operations, Ms. Patti Jo Beard, Executive Director of Facilities Management, Mr. Chris Morton, Supervisor of Planning and Construction, Ms. Missy Valentino, Facilities Planner]

IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM. YES. GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE, AND WE HAVE. MISS PATTY JO BEARD OR EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF FACILITIES MANAGEMENT, AND MR CHRISTOPHER MORGAN. OUR SUPERVISOR. ANY CONSTRUCTION. YEAH. AND THIS VALENTINO AN HOUR. WE'RE STILL HERE TO MOVE ON TO OUR NEXT TOPIC. AND. JUST FINISHED ARE IT'S JULY 12TH. JUST COMPLETED OUR CAPITAL BUDGET, YOU KNOW, PROCESS. CAPITAL BUDGET CYCLE FOR FY 22 APPLE PROGRAM HERE WE ARE, UM, TO PRESENT THE YOU KNOW. FIRST HIGH LEVEL. UH, PRESENTATION OF OUR FY 2023 C I P. JUST TO REMIND BOARD MEMBERS AND THE LISTENING PUBLIC. AT THE STATE OF MARYLAND REQUIRES THAT THE LOCAL EDUCATION AGENCIES SUBMIT. THEIR CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM. ON AN ANNUALIZED BASIS. WE HAVE TO WORK WITH THE STATE AND WITH LOCAL FISCAL AUTHORITIES, UH, TO DEVELOP A CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM. SUBMIT OUR REQUIREMENT AND REQUEST FUNDING FOR THOSE REQUIREMENTS. SO THIS IS OUR FIRST PRESENTATION. UM. THAT'S MEANT TO HELP THE BOARD UNDERSTAND WHAT OUR NEEDS ARE OF THE CURRENT PROCESS, AND WE WILL, UH, I'LL BE BACK.

THROUGH, YOU KNOW, AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER AS WE YOU KNOW, WE FIND THE BUDGET REQUES ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS THAT THE BOARD MEMBERS HAVE SO THAT WE CAN POSITION THE BOARD TO APPROVE OR ADOPT. THE CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM THAT NEEDS TO BE SUBMITTED TO THE STATE IN OCTOBER. SO WITH THAT, I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO MS VALENTINO. I DON'T WANT TO STEAL HUSBAND UNDER. AND SHE'LL GO THROUGH THE PRESENTATION AND, UM WILL. WE'RE HERE TO ANSWER THE QUESTIONS AT THE CONCLUSION OF HER PIECE. THANK YOU. THANK YOU FOR NOW. SO WE ALWAYS START OFF THE CAPITAL BUDGET SEASON AND, UM, I KNOW OUR FOCUS IS ON THE CAPITAL BUDGET, BUT WE ALWAYS HAVE TO REMEMBER THAT THE CAPITAL BUDGET IS CLOSELY TIED TO OUR OPERATING BUDGET. UM. AND WHEN WE LOOK AT THESE THINGS FIRST WE LOOK AT IF WE BUILD A NEW SCHOOL WORTH THE CAPITAL INVESTMENT SHARE UPFRONT COST OF CONSTRUCTING THE FACILITY.

THEN YOU ALSO HAVE THE OPERATING COSTS TO KEEP THE FACILITY RUNNING. UM, SALARIES FOR STAFFING THE MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT, GENERAL MAINTENANCE AND REPAIRS. ANOTHER ITEM THAT WOULD BE IN OUR CAPITAL BUDGET WOULD BE PURCHASING A NEW PATH. AND AGAIN THAT WOULD HAVE AN OFFER A LONG TERM OPERATING UM IMPACT. BUT TODAY WE ARE GOING TO FOCUS ON THIS CAPITAL. BUT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE HAVE TO KEEP IN MIND AS WE MOVE FORWARD THROUGH THE PROCESS.

AND WE HAVE TWO MAIN FUNDING SOURCES, AND WE HAVE OUR STATE FUNDING AND THIS IS OUR FOR A LARGER PROJECTS, WHICH ARE MAJOR RENOVATIONS AND SYSTEMIC TYPE PROJECTS. THEY DO REQUIRE A LOCAL MATCH OF 37. IT'S A 63% STATE FUNDED 37% LOCAL ABUNDANT UM, IT IS A MINIMUM AGE OF 16 YEARS AND $200,000 MINIMUM VERSUS TEMIC RENOVATION. THEN WE ALSO HAVE OUR LOCAL FUNDING AGAIN ONE MAJOR PROJECT AT A TIME. THAT WAS A GREAT WHO BY OUR COUNTY EXECUTIVE TO FUND ONE MAJOR PROJECT AT A TIME. AND WE'VE BEEN WORKING THROUGH THAT PROCESS THAT'S TYPICALLY ONE MAJOR PROJECT EVERY TWO YEARS. BASED ON THE FUNDING CYCLE. AND THEN WE'VE ALSO HAVE THE WHAT WE. HER TWO IN THE PAST AS THE BELOW THE LINE ITEMS ARE LOCALLY ONLY FUND THAT ITEMS AND THERE'S A GENERAL FACILITY REPAIRS. TECHNOLOGY UPGRADE ANY ACADEMIC NEEDS, UM, LIFE SAFETY, SECURITY AND THINGS IN THESE CATEGORIES. UM SO CURRENTLY WE'RE HERE IN THIS FIRST STEP IDENTIFYING THE NEED. THE BOARD RECENTLY APPROVED THE EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES MASTER PLAN AND THE COMPREHENSIVE MAINTENANCE PLAN. IT FEEDS INTO OUR SIPPY. WE ALSO MEET MISTAKE VOTERS TO DISCUSS ANY ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS. UM TONIGHT WE'RE HERE TO GO OVER THE INITIAL PRESENTATION. WE WILL CONTINUE

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TO WORK WITH BOARD MEMBERS AND STAKEHOLDERS THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER, UM, TO EVALUATE AND ADJUST OUR CAPITAL NEEDS. WE WON'T MAKE OUR SUBMISSION TO THE STATE IN OCTOBER. AND IN.

JANUARY, WE WILL BE MAKING OUR LOCAL SUBMISSION TO OUR COUNTY. THERE'S A LOT OF ITEMS THAT GO INTO DEVELOPING THE SIP. UM ALWAYS AT THE TOP IS OUR STUDENTS, BUT WE ARE ALSO LOOKING AGAIN AT THAT OPERATING COSTS ARE INCREASING NEEDS. ALL OF OUR FUNDING SOURCES OR PROGRAM NEEDS. THERE'S A LOT OF ITEMS THAT WE'RE LOOKING AT. ALL THIS INFORMATION IS USED TO PRIORITIZE ALL THE NEEDS. SO ONCE WE'VE COME UP WITH THAT FINAL LIST OF NEEDS, THEY ARE, UM, GIVEN A SCORE BASED ON YOU KNOW THE PROJECT CATEGORY WHETHER. SCIENCE REQUIREMENT OR ACADEMIC REQUIREMENT IF IT'S ELIGIBLE FOR STATE FUNDING AND OTHER TYPES OF CONSIDERATION.

UM THIS INFORMATION IS THEN GROUPED BY LEVEL OF NEED. UM THIS ALLOWS US TO PULL ALL THE CRITICALLY NEEDED ITEMS UP TO THE TOP. AND THEN, UM, UNDER THAT THEY ARE. GROUPED BY THEIR OR CERTIFY THEIR SCORE THEIR TOTAL SCORE, AND THAT GIVES US OUR FINAL PRIORITY LIST. FOR THE FY 23 BUDGET. THERE'S A FEW THINGS THAT ARE IMPACTING, UM, OUR REQUEST THIS YEAR. FIRST IS THE REALLOCATION OF SOME OPERATING SAVINGS LAST YEAR DUE TO CURB IT, UM, THAT ALLOWED US TO ADDRESS SOME OF THE LOCAL ONLY FUNDED PRIORITIES. UM SOME OF THOSE BELOW THE LINE ITEMS. HOWEVER, WE'LL STILL HAVE OUR ANNUAL MAINTENANCE AND UPKEEP TYPE OF REQUEST GOING FORWARD THIS YEAR. THE STATE ALSO HAS A HEALTHY SCHOOLS GRANT. THESE ARE GRANTS TO AND IMPROVE THE HEALTH OF PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES, AND IT DOES REQUIRE THE 37% LOCAL MATCHED AND THESE ARE FOR PROJECTS, UM, SUCH AS TREATING LEAD IN WATER. H V. A C FOR INADEQUATE AIR CONDITIONING AND HEATING AT SCHOOLS AND IN LOWER AIR QUALITY. THEY ALSO HAVE A STATE SAFETY GRANT FACILITY IMPROVEMENT AND THIS WAS ACTUALLY JUST APPROVED BY THE I E. C LAST THURSDAY. UM THIS IS ACTUALLY FY 21 FUNDING THAT WAS ON HOLD DUE TO COVID. THIS FUNDING REQUIRES NO MATCH, BUT IT IS $351,000 ELIGIBLE. WE ARE ELIGIBLE FOR, UM, FOR THEIR SAFETY TYPE PROJECT. WE'RE ALSO I MEAN THE RESULTS OF THE STATE FACILITY ASSESSMENT. UM THEY JUST COMPLETED STATEWIDE OF ALL THE PUBLIC SCHOOL FACILITIES. UM, THEY WILL PROVIDE A FACILITY CONDITION INDEX RATING. NUMBER ANTICIPATING THE RESULTS OF THAT IN EARLY FALL, WHICH WILL HELP US LOOK AT THE CONDITIONS OF ALL OF OUR FACILITIES. AND THEN, UM, RECENTLY WE HAD THE WITH THE APPROVAL OF THE STATE BUILT TO LEARN THAT. UM THERE WAS FUNDING FOR SCHOOL SYSTEMS OR WENT TO CONSTRUCTION PROJECT. THIS FUNDING WILL COME THROUGH THE MARYLAND STADIUM AUTHORITY. INITIAL CALCULATIONS SHOWED US ELIGIBLE. I COULD NOT GUARANTEED HERE BECAUSE THIS INFORMATION IS NOT GUARANTEED, BUT WE ARE ELIGIBLE FOR, UM, ABOUT 35,000,685. UM, THAT WOULD BE OUR SHARE OF THE FUNDING AND WE WOULD STILL HAVE TO FOLLOW ALL ICE FEED REQUIREMENTS AND WE WOULD STILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE THAT LOCAL MATCH. HOWEVER WE WOULD ALSO NEED AN MOU WITH THE MARYLAND STADIUM AUTHORITY AND THE COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION AND OUR LOCAL FUNDING AUTHORITY. SO OUR COUNTY GOVERNMENT. WOULD HAVE TO SIGN AN MOU WITH THE MARYLAND STADIUM AUTHORITY, UM WITHIN THAT EVERY YEAR IS NOT CLEAR YET. THAT WOULD BE, UM, DETERMINED BASED ON THE SPECIFIC PROJECT. WE ARE THINKING THAT IT COULD POTENTIALLY FUND HOMESTEAD. WAIT BILL THE STATE PORTION OF THE HOMESTEAD WAKEFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL REPLACEMENT PROJECT. UM BUT AGAIN, THERE'S A LOT OF UNKNOWNS, SO WE'RE STILL WORKING THROUGH THAT PROCESS, AND THEY ARE STILL COMING UP WITH WITH THE ITEMS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THAT. THAT WE WILL BE USING THIS AS WE MOVE FORWARD INTO OUR CAPITAL. UM, SO FOR OUR FY 23 FUNDING NEEDS FOR THE STATE. ELIGIBLE PROJECTS WE HAVE ACROSS THE HOMESTEAD WAKEFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL REPLACEMENT PROJECT. WE HAVE BEEN MEETING WITH THE STATE. UM. HAD DISCUSSED THE BOOK TO LEARN ACT AND THAT TYPE OF FUNDING. UM THIS WILL STILL REMAIN IN OUR CAPITAL REQUEST THIS YEAR, AND THEN WE WILL ALSO BE LOOKING TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE BOOK TO LEARN TO SEE. HOW THAT PROCESS WORKS OUT. WE ALSO HAVE OUR BIGGER FIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ROOF REPLACEMENT PROJECT AND THEN THE HARPER TECHNICAL HIGH SCHOOL, MULTI SYSTEMIC RENOVATION PROJECT. THIS PROJECT HAS ACTUALLY BEEN DEFERRED FOR THE PAST FEW YEARS. DUE TO THE SIZE OF THE PROJECT THAT WE'RE HOPING TO MOVE THIS FORWARD THIS YEAR. UM, BEFORE WE MOVE ON FROM THE

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STATE, I DID WANT TO GO BACK THROUGH AND SAY THAT OUR FY 22 STATE BUDGET WAS FULLY. FUNDED SO THAT WAS THE SECOND YEAR OF FUNDING FOR THE JOB OF TOWN. UM, HIGH SCHOOL LIMITED RENOVATION PROJECT. WE ALSO RECEIVED FUNDING THE SECOND. YOU'RE FUNNY FOR THE BEL AIR ELEMENT. OTHER MIDDLE SCHOOL ROOF REPLACEMENT PROJECT AND THE. THE IT'S NOT THE CEO. I'M SORRY. THE REPLACEMENT PROJECT AND THEN ALSO THE ABINGDON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CENTRAL PLANT REPLACEMENT PROJECT, SO THESE WERE FUNDED BY THE STATE. HERE WE JUST LIST OUT THE CATEGORIES THAT ARE THE LOCAL ONLY CATEGORIES. I WON'T GO THROUGH EACH ONE. BUT THESE ARE THE MAIN EUROPEANS OF EACH OF THE CATEGORIES WHETHER IT'S EDUCATIONAL TECHNOLOGY. LIFE AND HEALTH SAFETY. OUR FLEET REPLACEMENT. UM SITE IMPROVEMENT FACILITIES MASTER PLAN THAT WOULD BE THE SCOPE STUDY FOR JOHN ARCHER AND WILLIAM PACK OF OLD POST. AND THEN, UM, ATHLETIC AND RECREATIONAL REPAIRS AND IMPROVEMENTS IN ANY MAJOR H V.

A C REPAIRS. AND. CONTINUED FACILITY REPAIRS PROGRAM AND THEN WE HAVE A FEW OTHER THINGS THAT WE HAVE IN HERE. UM THE NEXT STEP. WORKING WITH THE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND THE LEADERSHIP TEAM AND BUDGET MANAGERS TO EVALUATE ALL THE NEEDS. UM, AND PUT THE INFORMATION INTO OUR MAJOR SCORE. UM AND USING OUR EXISTING RESOURCES AND AVAILABLE FUNDING. UM. WILL BE COMING TO YOU AGAIN WITH MORE INFORMATION AND MORE DETAILS ABOUT OUR FY 23 C FAVORITE BUST WILL BE, UM, REQUESTING APPROVAL IN SEPTEMBER FOR IN OCTOBER. STATE SUBMISSION. AND THEN I'M ASKING. FOR OUR SPORT APPROVAL FOR THE LOCAL SUBMISSION IN DECEMBER SO IT CAN BE SUBMITTED BY JANUARY. THAT'S ALL I HAVE. SO WITH THAT WITH THAT. MM. TASTE TASTE 20. AS IMPROVING MAN. NO, YOU CAN ANSWERED. GREAT. AREN'T THERE ANY QUESTIONS? AND EVERYBODY'S HANDS. SO YOU HAVE A QUESTION. COULD YOU JUST PICK UP AND STANDING. NOBODY. I MEAN, I KNOW THE CORNELL EMBASSY ARE VERY IMPRESSIVE, BUT NOBODY HAS ANY. RIGHT? THANK YOU GUYS ARE OFF THE HOOK. THANK YOU VERY WELL. THANK YOU. THANK YOU AND

[G. Superintendent's Report]

TO YOUR NAME. YOU TOO. RIGHT, DR. BOLTON, THAT LEAVES YOU RIGHT? A COUPLE A LITTLE, JUST A TOUCH OF COMMENTARY. AND JUST WHAT WE JUST HEARD. I WANT TO UNDERSCORE A LITTLE BIT OF WHAT SOME OF WHAT MISSY RAN THROUGH. ONE OF THE INTERESTING THINGS THAT WE DON'T. QUITE YET KNOW HOW TO DEAL WITH IS WITH THIS BILL TO LEARN ACT. WE'RE EXCITED TO SEE THE FACT THAT THE STATE IS INTRODUCING, UM. MORE RESOURCES INTO THE CAPITAL, YOU KNOW, BUILDING PIPELINE, BUT THEY DID THAT THROUGH A LAW THAT NOW INTRODUCES THIS OTHER ENTITY WITH THE MARYLAND STADIUM AUTHORITY, WHICH. THE PROCESSES FOR HOW WE'RE GOING TO WORK WITH HIM. WE DON'T YOU KNOW, THAT'S SOMETHING THAT STILL NEEDS TO BE, UH, UNDERSTOOD BECAUSE THEY'RE STILL DEVELOPING THAT. AND I WOULD SAY THAT IN FUTURE CONVERSATIONS ON THIS TOPIC.

RECURRENT MAJOR PROJECT LIST ONLY GOES THROUGH ESSENTIALLY THREE MORE PROJECTS. HOMESTEAD WAKEFIELD, JOHN ARCHER AND WILLIAM PICK, OLD POST ROAD. WE KNOW THAT WE NEED TO EXTEND THAT. SO YOU KNOW WHAT OTHER BUILDING WE MAY CHOOSE TO DO IS SOMETHING THAT WE NEED TO REALLY FOCUS ON THIS YEAR, SO. THAT'S SOMETHING I THINK IT MAKES SENSE FOR US TO DO IN THE CONTEXT OF CONSIDERING BALANCING ENROLLMENT AND FIGURING OUT WHAT SOME OF THE LONG TERM IMPACTS ARE SO THAT. CAN STAY AS FAR AHEAD OF THE PLANNING AS WE POSSIBLY CAN, BECAUSE WHAT'S EVIDENT IS THIS IS A REALLY LONG PROCESS. THOSE ARE TIED TOGETHER. UM. OKAY FOR MY REPORT. I WOULD LIKE TO CORRECT ONE THING. I MISSTATED EARLIER THIS EVENING WHEN I.

WHEN WE WERE SWEARING IN MISS HOLCOMB. INDICATED THAT SHE WAS ONLY THE THIRD STUDENT MEMBER I'VE SEEN. SEEN SWORN IN, BUT I WAS WRONG BECAUSE MY VERY FIRST BOARD MEETING I KIND OF ALREADY. PICTURE JOSH SHELTERS. USCHI IS ALREADY HERE. BUT IN FACT. WE SWORE HIM IN THAT

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FIRST NIGHT. SO THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF MY RELATIONSHIP WITH MY FOURTH STUDENT BOARD MEMBER, AND THEY HAVE ALL BEEN FANTASTIC. UM. AND SO I WANTED TO CORRECT THAT, OF COURSE, JOSH IN PARTICULAR. WE'RE VERY PROUD OF BECAUSE WE'VE SEEN HIM HE IS PURSUING. COLLEGE DEGREE, BUT HE IS ALSO WORKING FOR US AND WE HAVE NEEDED ALL OF HIS SUPPORT THIS YEAR IN THE AREA OF TECHNOLOGY. UM SO WITH THAT SAID A COUPLE OF THINGS ON THE SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT. SOME OF YOU HAVE BEEN, UH, GREAT FOLLOWERS OF OUR LITTLE UNIVERSITY. OUR NEXT EDITION COMES OUT TOMORROW EVENING. SO THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THAT YOU CAN CONTINUE THAT TOMORROW. SUMMER MEAL KITS ARE AVAILABLE ON THURSDAYS DURING THE SUMMER AT 12 LOCATIONS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY, THE COUNTY THE TIME TO SERVICE WILL VARY A LITTLE BIT BASED ON THE PROGRAMMING THAT'S ON SITE. ALL OF THE INFORMATION IS UPDATED ON THE WEBSITE, WHICH IS THE HCPS MENUS, WEBSITES. SO, UM. FOR THE FULL LIST OF MILL SITES AND TIMES. PLEASE LOOK AT THAT SITE. YOU HEARD THE DISCUSSION OF THE SUMMER SCHOOL PROGRAMS. UM. I WOULD LIKE TO VERY QUICKLY JUST LIST THOSE. I THINK, MR CARSON IN THE END OF HIS COMMENTS WE HAVE ABOUT 6000 STUDENTS ENROLLED IN SUMMER SCHOOL. AND. THAT'S A SIGNIFICANTLY LARGER NUMBER THAN WE'VE EVER HAD IN SUMMER SCHOOL. AT ANY POINT, THERE'S OF COURSE, WE HAVE A LOT OF FUNDING TO SUPPORT THIS IN OUR. RECOVERY AND RENEWAL EFFORTS THIS YEAR, BUT IT'S BEEN GREAT TO SEE SO MANY STUDENTS ENGAGED, AND I ACTUALLY THINK I'M MISSING SOMETHING FROM THIS LIST BECAUSE I KNOW THERE'S SOME OTHER SCHOOLS THAT HAVE HAD SOME TARGETED PROGRAMS, THE STUDENTS IN THEIR SCHOOLS AND THAT'S MONEY THAT COME THROUGH OUR ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE. BUT AS YOU HEARD WE HAVE ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL, MORE TRADITIONAL SUMMER PROGRAMS. NOW THE HIGH SCHOOL ONE IS VIRTUAL. THE OTHERS ARE IN PERSON. BUT OUR STARS WITH SUMMER PROGRAM WAS A MORE ENGAGING, CREATIVE SORT OF ACTIVITY ORIENTED. MM. VIRTUAL PROGRAM THAT WE'RE OFFERING NOW FOR THE SECOND YEAR. ACADEMIC TUTORING HAS OVER 2000 STUDENTS IN IT. BUT THEN ALSO WE HAVE THE SUMMER PROGRAM FROM OUR STUDENTS IN DIFFERENT POPULATIONS ARE SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS. UM WE HAVE 900 STUDENTS ENGAGED IN OUR EXTENDED SCHOOL YEAR PROGRAM AND THEN 100 OF OUR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS AND THE CAMPUS SUMMER. AND THEY ARE ACTUALLY IN PERSON AT HOME TO WAKEFIELD. SO THAT'S JUST A QUICK SUMMARY OF SOME OF THE PROGRAMS. BUT I THINK I MEAN, WE HAVE A LOT OF NEW THINGS OFF THE GROUND. WE'RE TRYING TO FIND. AGAINST SOME OF THOSE TRADITIONAL WAYS, BUT ALSO SOME CREATIVE WAYS FOR ENGAGING OUR STUDENTS SO THAT THEY CAN HAVE A LITTLE FUN WHILE THEY'RE MOVING FORWARD ACADEMICALLY. UM. AS I SHARED EARLIER THIS EVENING, OR I TOUCHED DOWN BRIEFLY. I HAVE BEEN, YOU KNOW, I'VE RETURNED NOW TO IN PERSON. SCHOOL VISITS. I DID A NUMBER OF IN PERSON VISITS LAST YEAR DURING THE SCHOOL YEAR AND PARTICULARLY EVERY TIME WE CHANGED OUR OPEN STATUS. I WENT TO VISIT A NUMBER SCHOOLS, BUT THIS IS MY REGULAR TIME. AND I THINK, AS I ALLUDED TO, YOU KNOW THE ENERGY FROM THE PRINCIPLES THEY'RE SO INTERESTED IN SURE, AND WE'RE ABLE TO OFFER AS. SORT OF RECOGNISABLE. THE PROGRAM IS POSSIBLE THAT OUR SCHOOLS BUT I WOULD AGAIN ADD THE CAVEAT THERE THAT THERE IS SO MUCH WE LEARNED. DURING COVID THAT I WANT TO MAKE SURE WE DON'T LOSE SIGHT OF THAT. WHILE THERE'S A LOT OF THINGS WE'D LIKE TO RETURN TO. I MEAN, WE KNOW FOR ABSOLUTE CERTAIN. RELATIONSHIPS THAT EVOLVED FROM THE IMPERSONAL LEARNING ARE SO CRITICAL TO STUDENTS LEARNING AND SO WE'RE EXCITED TO SEE THAT COMING BACK. BUT I ALSO KNOW THAT THERE'S A LOT THAT WE'VE LEARNED TO DO USING OUR TECHNOLOGY, BUT ALSO JUST UNDERSTANDING THE RELATIONSHIPS AND THE MENTAL HEALTH AND THOSE THINGS THAT I THINK WE'LL SEE IMPROVING OUR SPECIAL PROGRAM INTO THE FUTURE. UM I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A MOMENT TO ACKNOWLEDGE COUNCILMAN WAGNER FOR ATTENDING. UM, YOU KNOW, I DO MEET REGULARLY WITH COUNCIL MEMBERS AND. IT IS IMPORTANT TO HAVE THAT ENGAGEMENT AND SO HE WAS HERE THIS EVENING. HE'S BEEN SOMEONE WE'VE SPOKEN WITH AT GREAT LENGTH AND, OF COURSE, MUCH OF THIS RESPONSIBILITY ABOUT BALANCING ENROLLMENT. IS CONNECTED TO THE WORK THEY DO, BECAUSE. DECISIONS THAT HAVE TO BE MADE FOR THE COUNTY DEVELOPMENT IN THE COUNTY KNOWS MANY OTHER THINGS ARE ALL AFFECTED BY THE BALANCING ENROLLMENT. SO. IT IS IMPORTANT THAT WE HAVE THAT AND ACROSS ENTITY DIALOG BECAUSE. OUR WORK IS LINKED, AND SO I DO APPRECIATE THAT ENGAGEMENT HERE. UM. AGAIN.

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR. NEW STUDENT BOARD MEMBER BUT ALSO TO OUR NEWLY ELECTED TO OFFICERS AND MISS CODY AND MISS MILLER. IS, OF COURSE, A HUGE RESPONSIBILITY. AND WE THANK YOU. AND, OF COURSE, MISS BUELLER. UH, YOU KNOW YOU WERE NEW TO US. MM. NOT THAT LONG AGO. REALLY AND THIS IS WHAT ABOUT YOUR THIRD IN PERSON MEETING SINCE YOU'VE BEEN ON THE BOARD? IT'S BEEN KIND OF AN UNUSUAL TIME, BUT I NEED I NEED TO CLOSE WITH. OF COURSE, RACHEL IS MOVING INTO THE PRESIDENCY, BUT JASON ROBINSON, I HAVE THE ABSOLUTE HONOR OF

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SITTING NEXT TO HIM. NOW WE'RE PROBABLY GOING TO MOVE THESE SEATS AROUND. WE USUALLY PUT THE PRESIDENT NEXT TO THE SUPERINTENDENT. HONORED TO SIT NEXT TO YOU. THIS HAS BEEN A VERY TRYING TIME. YOU'VE BEEN A VERY STEADY HAND. AND UM, I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND YOUR LEADERSHIP WITH THIS BOARD. I KNOW WE HAVE TWO MORE YEARS TO WORK TOGETHER.

STILL UM, BUT ACKNOWLEDGING THIS CHANGE IF I WAS REALLY IMPORTANT SO TO EVERYONE. WHO WAS HERE FOR THIS? FIRST YOU KNOW, RETURN TO HYBRID. WE CONTINUE TO TWEAK THIS PROCESS.

WE WILL TRY TO FIND WAYS TO MAKE THE SMOOTHER AND. WE WILL. WE WILL MAKE SURE THAT BY THE TIME WE COME BACK FOR OUR NEXT BOARD MEETING IN AUGUST, WE'VE HAD SOME NEW PROGRESS PROCESS UPGRADES TO THAT. SO THANK YOU TO EVERYBODY, AND I HOPE EVERYONE'S GOOD NIGHT. THANK

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YOU VERY MUCH. AND WITH THAT.

* This transcript was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.