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BEEPING AT THIS TIME I ASK THAT EVERYONE PLEASE MEET YOUR DEVICE TO AVOID INTERRUPTIONS UNTIL

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CALLED UPON. I CALL TO ORDER THIS BOARD MEETING OF BOARD OF EDUCATION OF HARFORD COUNTY ON APRIL 25TH 2022. AT 6 30 EXACTLY. THIS BUSINESS MEETING WILL BE CONDUCTED IN A HYBRID FASHION. MS. RALLO, PLEASE TAKE A ROLL CALL. DR BAUER. PRESENT. DR HAROLD PRESIDENT. MS KARWACKI. PRESENT. MISS KELLY. PRESIDENT. DR PHILLIPS HERE. MR RICCARDI. PRESIDENT. MR ROBINSON. RATHER THAN MISS HOLCOMB. MISS HOLCOMB IS ABSENT THIS EVENING. VICE PRESIDENT MUELLER PRESENT. PRESIDENT GAUTIER HERE. SUPERINTENDENT PAULSON. THIS COMPLETES THE ROLL CALL. THANK YOU. 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, MRS GRADY WILL CALL UPON EACH BOARD MEMBER FOR COMMENTS AND QUESTIONS. BOARD MEMBERS AND STAFF MEMBERS SHOULD RESTATE THEIR NAME BEFORE SPEAKING. DR BOLSON WILL RESPOND TO QUESTIONS OR CALL ON THE APPROPRIATE STAFF MEMBER TO DO SO. WHEN A ROLL CALL IS TAKEN FOR A MOTION. I ASK THAT YOU PLEASE REPLY WITH A YES OR NO. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. BOARD MEMBERS. YOU HAVE THE AGENDA BEFORE YOU DO HAVE A MOTION TO ADOPT THE AGENDA. THIS IS DAVID . I MOVED TO ADOPT THE AGENDA, PLEASE. THIS IS SONIA. IT'S SECOND. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOLLOWING THE FAVOR, PLEASE SAY YES. YES, YES. ANY OPPOSED. PLEASE SAY NO. THE MOTION CARRIES DOCTOR MILLER. PLEASE RISE FOR THE PLEDGE. PLEDGE LEGIONS. RIGHT WORD MEMBER COMMENT. FROM

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PHILLIPS. YOU LIKE TO START US TODAY. GOOD EVENING. WELL, IT IS APRIL. SOME DEGREE OF NORMALCY HAS RETURNED TO THE ACADEMICS, EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES OF HARFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

AND THE ORIOLES HAVE WON SIX GAMES ALREADY. IT WON'T BE TOO LONG BEFORE THE HEIGHT OF THE PROM SEASON IS UNDERWAY. AND WHEN WE WILL SAY GOODBYE TO OUR SENIORS WHO HAVE HAD A UNIQUE HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE, TO SAY THE LEAST. TONIGHT I SUSPECT MANY OF YOU ARE HERE TO COMMENT ABOUT THE FAMILY LIFE CURRICULUM, WHICH HAS BEEN THE LIGHTNING ROD OF OUR EMAILS OVER THE PAST FEW WEEKS. YOU HAVE TO VARIOUS SOCIAL MEDIA SITES AND OTHER FORMATS EXPRESSED CONCERNS ABOUT THE CONTENT OF AND TARGET AUDIENCE FOR THIS MSD REQUIRED CURRICULUM. WHITE HONESTLY, I AGREE WITH MANY OF THE ISSUES THAT HAVE BEEN RAISED. YOU WILL MAKE YOUR COMMENTS AS IS YOUR RIGHT AND AFTER PUBLIC COMMENTS HAVE CONCLUDED YOU WILL LIKELY LEAVE AS WE'VE SEEN IN THE PAST BOARD MEETINGS. HOWEVER I ASK AND URGE YOU ALL TO STICK AROUND AND LISTEN TO THE PRESENTATION FROM OUR ADMINISTRATION THIS EVENING. WHAT BETTER SOURCE TO HEAR THIS INFORMATION FROM BUT THOSE RESPONSIBLE FOR ITS DEVELOPMENT. CONTENT AND IMPLEMENTATION. I DON'T WANT TO STEAL THE THUNDER FROM THOSE WHO WILL BE PRESENTING OF THE OUTLINE OF THE CURRICULUM. I THINK MOST OF NOT ALL YOUR CONCERNS WILL BE ADDRESSED TO YOUR SATISFACTION. FOR THE MOST PART MIND WORK. THANK YOU. YOU, MR CARTY. GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE AND THANK YOU FOR COMING THIS EVENING. I REALLY WANTED TO REITERATE DR PHILLIPS COMMENTS. PUBLIC COMMENT IS SO CRITICAL THAT WE HEAR THE COMMENTS OF THE PUBLIC MANY TIMES THE SUBJECT MATTER THAT'S BROUGHT UP DURING PUBLIC COMMENT. IS ADDRESSED AND COULD BE ANSWERED IN THE MEETING FOLLOWING PUBLIC COMMENTS. SO AGAIN, I URGE YOU TO STAY ON, UH , ENJOY THE BOARD MEETING AS WE DO AND REALLY LISTEN TO WHAT THE ADMINISTRATION IS GOING TO SHARE WITH US. I TOO HAD MANY CONCERNS ABOUT IT. UM THERE'S A LOT OF QUESTIONS ABOUT OPTING IN AND OPTING OUT THAT AREN'T COMPLETELY ACCURATE THAT YOU'RE SEEING ON SOCIAL MEDIA. IN FACT , A LOT OF HIS COMPLETELY INACCURATE SO I REALLY ENCOURAGE YOU TO STAY TONIGHT. THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MR ROBINSON. NO COMMENTS. HEY, MR DR BAUER.

THANK YOU. THIS EVENING. I'LL BEGIN WITH THAT. THANK YOU TO THE ADMINISTRATION AND STAFF AT

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MAGNOLIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR HOSTING MYSELF AND OTHERS THIS PAST FRIDAY ON HER VISIT TO SEE AND DISCUSS THE READING PROGRAM. I ENJOYED THE VISIT VISIT AND I LEARNED A LOT. I WANT TO SPEAK BRIEFLY ON THE WORD EQUITY. IN THE PAST. WE'VE HAD SOME PUBLIC COMMENTS, SAYING THAT EQUITY IS ANOTHER TERM FOR CRITICAL RACE THERE. IN ADDITION TO BEING JUST OUTRIGHT WRONG, BUT ALSO DEMONSTRATES AN EXTREMELY NARROW VIEWPOINT. WHEN WE TALK ABOUT EQUITY, WE'RE TALKING ABOUT A WHAT DRINK OF OVERLAPPING PROGRAMS, TOPICS AND GROUPS. EQUITY IS ABOUT I E P S INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PROGRAMS AND FIVE OH FOUR PLANNED FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES. EQUITY IS ABOUT INCLUSION, HELPERS, GIFTED RESOURCE AND READING SPECIALISTS. EQUITY INCLUDES TITLE, ONE FUNDING AND FREE AND REDUCED MEALS. SO I ASKED PEOPLE TO KEEP IN MIND THAT THIS IS BROAD COVERS A LOT OF THINGS. THANK YOU ALL. THANK YOU, DR HAROLD. NO COMMENTS THIS EVENING. THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MISS KELLY. SO GOOD EVENING, EVERYONE. THANKS FOR COMING OUT TONIGHT. A WANTED TO ECHO WITH DOCTOR PHILLIPS, UM, SAID ABOUT THE CURRICULUM AND MR PARTY. I ALSO GOING INTO IT. AND BEFORE I HEARD THE PRESENTATION THAT YOU'LL HEAR THIS EVENING, I HAD A LOT OF SIMILAR QUESTIONS FROM A LOT OF INFORMATION THAT I READ ONLINE AND HEARD THROUGH OUR PUBLIC COMMENTS AND EMAILS EVERYWHERE WE'VE RECEIVED, BUT I WANTED TO ECHO THEIR WORDS OF ENCOURAGING YOU TO STICK AROUND FOR THE YOU KNOW, ENTIRE MEETING SO YOU CAN HEAR THE PRESENTATION FROM THE CURRICULUM DEPARTMENT BECAUSE I THINK IT WILL ANSWER A LOT OF THE QUESTIONS THAT YOU HAVE. AND CLEAR UP SOME OF THAT THOSE MISSED COMMUNICATIONS AND MISINFORMATION THAT'S OUT THERE . UM, AND I ALSO DID WANT TO THANK UM THE ADMINISTRATION AND TEACHERS AND EDUCATORS AT MAGNOLIA MIDDLES MAGNOLIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, UM, FOR ALLOWING US TO COME INTO THEIR CLASSROOMS ON FRIDAY. IT WAS A REALLY GREAT EXPERIENCE, AND IT WAS REALLY COOL TO SEE. YOU KNOW SOME OF THE CURRICULUM IN ACTION, SO THANK YOU. THANK YOU, MISS KARWACKI. AND I AM NOT GOING TO REPEAT WHAT EVERYONE ELSE HAS JUST SAID. BUT IT IS SO IMPORTANT FOR YOU TO GET INFORMATION FROM THE SOURCE NOT FROM SOCIAL MEDIA. THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, DOCTOR. SO I WAS THE THIRD BOARD MEMBER THAT WENT TO MAGNOLIA ELEMENTARY AND OBSERVE THEIR READING CURRICULUM THERE AND WATCHING THE STUDENTS WORK THERE, SO I REALLY DO WANT TO THANK THE FACULTY STAFF, THE READING SPECIALISTS IN THE CURRICULUM PEOPLE FROM THE COUNTY THAT WENT WITH US ON THAT VISIT. UM GREAT SCHOOL GREAT ADMINISTRATION. WONDERFUL TEACHERS. IT WAS REALLY A GOOD DAY THAT WE SPENT THERE. SO THANK YOU. THANK YOU. GREAT AND

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NOTHING FOR ME BECAUSE I'M GOING TO LEAVE TIME FOR PUBLIC COMMENT. WE READ THE NOTES FOR THAT IN PERSON. SPEAKERS WILL PROCEED. FIRST, THEY WILL BE CALLED BY THE BOARD SECRETARY.

REMOTE SPEAKERS WILL PROCEED NEXT. THEY WILL BE ADMITTED TO THE MEETING BY IN HCPS STAFF MEMBER WHEN IT IS THEIR TURN TO SPEAK. ALL SPEAKERS WILL RECEIVE THREE MINUTES. TO SPEAK DUE TO THE NUMBER OF REGISTERED SPEAKERS. SPEAKERS MAY BE INTERRUPTED AND BE GIVEN NOTICE WHEN THEY HAVE 30 SECONDS LEFT WHEN SPEAKERS HAVE REACHED THEIR THREE MINUTE MARK. THEIR TIME WILL EXPIRE. UM LET ME ALSO REMIND YOU THAT, AS WAS POSTED IN THE MEETING. PUBLIC COMMENT PARTICIPATION PROCESS. BOARD POLICY PERMITS SPEAKERS THREE MINUTES THE BOARD WILL RECEIVE IN PERSON PUBLIC COMMENTS, DISPARAGING COMMENTS, PERSONAL ATTACKS AND INFLAMMATORY REMARKS ABOUT SPECIFIC SCHOOLS OR PERSONNEL ARE NOT PERMITTED. SPEAKERS WHO ENGAGED IN THESE COMMENTS WILL BE REMINDED OF THE RULES AND THE BOARD RESERVES THE RIGHT TO REMOVE THE SPEAKER. ALL PUBLIC COMMENTS SUBMITTED WILL BE PART OF THE RECORDS MAINTAINED BY THE BOARD OFFICE.

AND WITH THAT, MISS RALLO WE'RE GOING TO START WITH DIANE ALVAREZ FALL. BY TINA LEN OSHA.

YOU HEAR ME? OKAY, UM. UM THANK YOU, MR BOSTON. BOARD OF EDUCATION. UM MEMBERS. THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME THIS OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK IN FRONT OF YOU. LAST MEETING I ADDRESSED ON THE BOARD WITH MY THOUGHTS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF HARTFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL MOTHER OF GRADUATE BOYS NOW ALSO, GRANDMOTHER OF TWO FINE BOYS. UM ONE IS ONE YEARS OLD. THE OTHER ONE IS FOR BOTH BREAK BOTH CURIOUS, BUT THINKERS, PERHAPS FUTURE INVENTORS. EXPLORERS, ARTHUR'S TEACHERS. WHO KNOWS FARMERS, PHILOSOPHERS. UM THE WORLD IS BEFORE THEM. UM, NEXT YEAR, MY FOUR YEAR OLD GRANDSON WILL HAVE TO MAKE IT A DECISION ON ENTERING PUBLIC SCHOOL, PRIVATE

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SCHOOL OR UM, SCHOOL? UM SO HOW SO? HOW WILL THEY BECOME GREAT LEADERS. MY SON CAME HOME FROM SCHOOL ONE DAY FROM HIGH SCHOOL WHEN HE WAS SO REFLECTING BACK AND ASKED ME FOR SOME HELP WITH WITH SOMETHING HE RARELY DID BECAUSE HE WAS A PUBLIC. HE WAS AN INDEPENDENT THINKER. UM AND HE, UM ALWAYS KIND OF TOLD ME. DIDN'T HE SAID IN A WAS AN H. I SAID OKAY, WE'LL GO. UM AND SO I LET HIM BE AN INDEPENDENT THINKER. SO HE WAS LEARNING ADVANCED MATHEMATICS, SOMETHING THAT I WAS VERY EXCITED ABOUT BECAUSE THIS HAPPENS TO BE MY GOD GIVEN GIFT. I SAID, WELL, THAT'S A COMPLEX THING TO LEARNING. AND, UM, HIGH SCHOOL AND I SAID OKAY, I CAN HELP YOU BECAUSE THIS IS MY GIFT. UM SO HE I THINK IT WAS MOOD MAN MODES. I LEARNED THAT IN GRADUATE SCHOOL LET'S GO TO IT. I HAD TO TEACH IT IN GRADUATE SCHOOL. LET'S SIT DOWN AND DO IT, HE SAYS. WELL, HE SAYS. WE NEED MATH LAB. I SAID OKAY. SO THEY'RE NOT TEACHING YOU LIKE WHERE IT COMES FROM. JUST TEACHING YOU HOW TO PUT IT IN THE COMPUTER ON THIS HAS BEEN A LITTLE BIT OF A PROBLEM. ARE WE TEACHING OUR CHILDREN TO PUSH A BUCKET BUTTON OR WE'RE TEACHING THEM HOW TO THINK. SO, UM THAT'S MY THOUGHT HERE, WHERE IS EDUCATED HEADACHE? WELL LET'S THINK ABOUT TEACHING. THE KID WILL BE TEACHING THEM TO PUSH BUTTONS. WHICH BRINGS SO WHERE DID EDUCATION ORIGINAL EDUCATION ORIGINATED? TRYING TO UNDERSTAND WHERE WE CAME FROM. CAUSE THAT'S LIKE YOU KNOW, THE AT THE FOREFRONT OF HELL. WE WANT TO WHAT WE WANT TO LEARN. WHERE DID WE COME FROM? WHAT IS OUR ORIGINATION? THAT'S WHAT THAT'S WHERE IT CAME FROM. IF YOU LOOK AT HIGHER EDUCATION IN OUR COUNTRY, IT'S ALWAYS BEEN FOUNDED ON THE STUDY OF GOD, IF YOU LOOK AT ANY OF THE GREAT UNIVERSITIES, THEY HAVE SOMETHING IN THEIR INSIGNIA THAT HAS LATIN. TO MY YOUNGEST SON, WHO WAS BRIGHT, THE INDEPENDENT FIGURE. UM. HIS LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION TO GET INTO COLLEGE WAS ONE SENTENCE. IT'S DEAD. ANTHONY IS THE MOST LINGUISTICALLY GIFTED CHILD I HAVE EVER MET. THIS GOT HIM WAIT, LISTED AT BROWN. HE'S 26.

HE'S STILL STRUGGLING. HE HASN'T EVEN GOT HIS ASSOCIATE. YOU'VE ALL HEARD THE PROTESTS AGAINST THE SEXUAL CONTENT, PORNOGRAPHY, GENDER IDENTITY CURRICULUM BEING TAUGHT IN OUR HARPER COUNTY SCHOOLS, YOU KNOW ABOUT IT BECAUSE YOU APPROVED IT. YOU MAY THINK WE SOUND LIKE A BROKEN RECORD. BUT THE FACT IS THAT PARENTS HAVE THE FINAL SAY AND WHAT IS TALK TO OUR CHILDREN. WE DO NOT CO PARENT WITH THE GOVERNMENT, AND THIS IS NOT A RIGHT LEFT ISSUE. IT'S NOT A DEMOCRAT VERSUS REPUBLICAN ISSUE. IT'S A RIGHT VERSUS WRONG. GOOD VERSUS EVIL ISSUE.

WE'RE NOT GETTING OUR INFORMATION FROM SOCIAL MEDIA. WE'RE GETTING IT FROM THE PUBLIC INFORMATION ACT. WE SEND OUR KIDS TO SCHOOL TO LEARN MATH, SCIENCE, LANGUAGE, ARTS AND HISTORY. ADD TO THAT THE ARTS AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION WE DO NOT EXPECT OUR CHILDREN TO BE EXPOSED TO SUCH DEPRAVED AND EVIL SUBJECTS THAT NEITHER THE BOARD OF THAT NOR THE COUNTY COUNCIL, ALL ADULTS COULD STOMACH HEARING SOME OF THESE BOOKS RIGHT OUT LOUD TO THEM.

YET BOTH ARE FINE WITH OUR KIDS BEING EXPOSED TO THIS GARBAGE. FOR THE LIFE OF ME. I KNOW THAT AT LEAST SOME OF YOU HAVE CHILDREN OR GRANDCHILDREN IN THIS COUNTY. DO YOU HONESTLY NOT HAVE A PROBLEM WITH PORNOGRAPHY AND GRAPHIC SEXUAL CONTENT BOOKS BEING PRESENTED TO THEM AS PART OF THEIR REQUIRED CURRICULUM. AS WELL AS PART OF THE RECREATIONAL READING PROVIDED IN SCHOOL LIBRARIES. THIS IS OKAY WITH EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU. IF NOT, WHO'S WILLING TO GET THIS STUFF OUT OF OUR SCHOOLS. I BELIEVE I WOULD GO TO JAIL IF I WAS SHOWING THIS TO ANY CHILD, AND I BELIEVE YOU ARE JUST AS CULPABLE. YOU APPROVED IT. YOU CAN WITHDRAW YOUR APPROVAL JUST AS EASILY. IF YOU'RE NOT WILLING TO DO THIS, YOU NEED TO RESIGN AND LET PEOPLE WHO ARE ACTUALLY REPRESENTING OUR PARENTS STEP UP AND FILL THESE POSITIONS. NEXT. WE HAVE JOSHUA BERRY, FOLLOWED BY CASSANDRA BEVERLEY.

SO, YEAH. THIS TALK ABOUT CRT. CAN YOU GUYS HEAR ME? GOOD UM, I REALLY DON'T LIKE THE TERM CRT.

I DON'T LIKE THE TERM CRITICAL RACE THEORY. THEY'RE BOTH VERY ANODYNE. FOR THOSE THAT DON'T

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KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS. THAT'S THOSE ARE WORDS AND PHRASEOLOGY THAT ARE LIKELY NOT PROVOKED THE CENTER OFFENSE, AND IT'S QUITE DELIBERATELY DONE THAT, SO WE'RE GOING TO CALL IT EXACTLY WHAT IT IS. ANTI WHITE HATE IDEOLOGY. IT'S TEACHING WHITE CHILDREN. THEY ARE MORALLY DEFORMED BECAUSE OF THEIR RACE AND THAT THEY MUST COUNT HOW TO DISADVANTAGED THEMSELVES ON BEHALF OF OTHER RACES. THIS ANTI WHITE HEAT AUDIOLOGY ORIGINATED AS A HISTORY LESSON. SO YOU GUYS KNOW WHY IT'S HERE. ORIGINATED BY A GROUP OF MARXIST ANTI CHRISTS BY THE NAME OF ANTONIO GRAMSCI AND GEORGIE LUCAS, WHO LINKED UP WITH ANOTHER BOLSHEVIK MARXIST WHO LIVED IN GERMANY BY THE NAME OF FELIX VILE. VILE FINANCE THE SCHOOL, WHICH WOULD LATER BECOME KNOWN AS THE FRANKFURT SCHOOL. THE SCHOOL IS STAFFED BY BOLSHEVIK MARX MARXIST SUCH AS MAX TORQUE.

HORKHEIMER THEODOR ADORNO, ERIC FROM AND HERBERT, MARK OUZO AND MANY OTHERS. THIS SCHOOL IS WHERE HORKHEIMER COINED THE PHRASE CRITICAL THEORY, WHICH IS MORE RACE THEORY. SO WHAT IS CRITICAL THEORY AND THIS IS OUT OF THEIR WHEREAS THEIR TEACHINGS IT IS THE PRACTICE OF QUITE LITERALLY CRITICIZING EVERYONE AND EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE. IT IS AN ATTEMPT TO TEAR DOWN THE SOCIAL FABRIC BY USING ALL OF THE SOCIAL SCIENCES, SOCIOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGY, ECONOMICS, POLITICAL SCIENCES, ETCETERA. CRITICAL THEORY IS AN INFINITE ON ENDING DESTRUCTIVE CRITICISM OF THE STATUS QUO. IT IS AN ADOLESCENT REBELLION AGAINST ALL ESTABLISHED RULES AND NORMS, HORKHEIMER SAID. FOR CRITICAL THEORY IS SUSPICIOUS OF THE VERY CATEGORIES OF BETTER, USEFUL, APPROPRIATE, PRODUCTIVE AND VALUABLE AS THOSE THAT ARE UNDERSTOOD IN THE PRESENT ORDER.

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? HERE'S AN EXAMPLE. IF YOU THOUGHT A HAMMER WOULD BE BETTER TO USE THAN A SCREWDRIVER IN A CERTAIN SITUATION, YOU WERE SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF THE STATUS QUO. THE REAL IDEA BEHIND ALL OF THIS WAS TO MAKES SOCIETY COMPLETELY TOTALLY UNWORKABLE. BY MAKING EVERYTHING MEANINGLESS. UM, CRITICAL THEORY CANNOT CREATE. IT CAN ONLY DESTROY UM, IT WORKED ITS WAY INTO COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY. I'M GONNA SKIP AHEAD SINCE I GOT 30 SECONDS LEFT HERE. HERE'S SOME OF THE END RESULTS OF WHAT CRITICAL THEORY RIGHT? BECAUSE IT'S BEEN AROUND FOR DECADES. THESE ARE HEADLINES THAT YOU CAN FIND THIS IS NOWHERE NEAR AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST , SO I'LL GO UNTIL MY TIME'S RIGHT NOW YOU CAN FIND THESE ON THE INTERNET. OKAY IN THE NEWS, OKAY, HEADLINES, THE UNBEARABLE WHITENESS OF COFFEE. WHY DOES THE WHITE GUY ALWAYS HAVE TO BE A HERO? IF I HAD A CHOICE? I WOULDN'T BE A WHITEY. HERE'S ANOTHER ONE PROUDLY. JEWS ARE PROUDLY A JEW PROUDLY GAY RELUCTANTLY, WHITE. WHITE PEOPLE . WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT YOUR NEIGHBORHOODS. WHITE SAVIOR FILMS ARE PROBLEMATIC. HERE'S WHY, DEAR FELLOW WHITE MEN IN TECH STOP IT. AUTOPSIES CAN UPHOLD WHITE SUPREMACY. WHY WHITE PEOPLE CONCERNED ABOUT BLACK PEOPLE? LOOTING IS RACIST . THE WAY YOU CHOOSE TO CARRY YOUR CHILD MIGHT BE RACIST, AND I'LL END WITH THIS AND I'LL WALK OFF. I AM A MUSEUM IN SAN FRANCISCO, PUT OUT A AN ART PIECE ENTITLED. WHY SHOULD WE NOT MURDER MORE WHITE PEOPLE? GOOD EVENING, SUPERINTENDENT BOLS AND BOARD CHAIR GAUTIER AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD. MY NAME IS CASSANDRA. BEVERLEY I AM THE VICE CHAIR OF THE CAUCUS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN LEADERS FOR HARFORD COUNTY AND A FORMER SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER. I'M HERE ONCE AGAIN SEEKING JUSTICE FOR THE AFRICAN AMERICAN ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS THAT WOULD DEMOTED IN 2000 AND 18. PERFECT COUNTY HAS A WELL DOCUMENTED LONG HISTORY OF FAILING TO TREAT PEOPLE OF COLOR FAIRLY IN HIRING, PROMOTION AND RETENTION. IN 1992 JOSEPH BOND, THE PRESIDENT OF THE P AND ONE OF MY PERSONAL HEROES, WROTE A LETTER TO THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT NANCY GRASMICK. CRITICIZING THE HIRING PROMOTION PRACTICES INVOLVING MINORITY TEACHERS IN 1998 6 AFRICAN AMERICANS WERE PROMOTED TO A PS, BRINGING THE TOTAL NUMBER 2 14. JANICE GRANT. WHILE LAUDING THAT ACTION. PRESIDENT OF THE MWC P WAS ASKED TO COMMENT AND SHE SAID, WE'RE CONCERNED THAT WE DON'T SEE MORE PEOPLE OF COLOR IN THE POLICY AND DECISION MAKING POSITIONS. 20 YEARS LATER, THERE WERE 11 AFRICAN AMERICAN ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS, SUPERINTENDENTS. PAULSON'S DECISION TO ADOPT ARBITRARY AND ARBITRARY REDUCTION IN FORCE PROCEDURE. THAT DISREGARDED YEARS OF

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SERVICE AND PERFORMANCE APPRAISALS RESULTED IN THE DEMOTION OF FOR A P S. MOST OF THEM HAD AN EXCESS OF 10 YEARS EXPERIENCE AS ADMINISTRATORS. THESE CARING AND COMPETENT WOMEN HAD INVESTED IN THIS COMMUNITY AND, MORE IMPORTANTLY IN OUR STUDENTS. THE TIME TO DO RIGHT BY THEM IS LONG OVERDUE. TALK OF EQUITY AND INCLUSION AND LEADING WITH LOVE ARE BUT WORDS ON A PAGE WHEN YOUR ACTIONS SPEAK LOUDER THAN YOUR WORDS. THIS COUNTY CANNOT ATTRACT OR RETAIN THE CALIBER OF EDUCATOR THAT OUR STUDENTS DESERVE AS LONG AS THE COUNTY HAS A REPUTATION OF TREATING ITS EDUCATORS AND ADMINISTRATORS OF COLOR UNFAIRLY. I ASK YOU TO THINK ABOUT THIS IN 20 YEARS WHEN THE FUTURE ACP PRESIDENT STANDS JUST SPEAK TO A FUTURE SUPERINTENDENT AND BOARD. WHAT WILL HE OR SHE HAVE TO SAY ABOUT WHETHER YOU STOOD UP? PROGESTIN AND FAIRNESS , DO NOT SPEND ANOTHER DIME OF TAXPAYER PAYER MONEY OPPOSING THE LAWSUIT THAT HAS BEEN FILED ON THEIR BEHALF. SEEKING JUSTICE . SETTLE THE SUIT NOW. THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. NEXT. WE HAVE JIM THORNTON, FOLLOWED BY SUSIE SCOTT.

GOOD EVENING. DR BELLISON FOR PRESIDENT GAUTIER. VICE PRESIDENT, DR MUELLER. AND BOARD MEMBERS. I AM HERE THIS EVENING AS PRESIDENT OF OUR FOR COUNTY CAUCUS OF AFRICAN AMERICAN LEADERS AND AS A FORMER BOARD OF ED MEMBER LET ME BEGIN MY COMMENTS THIS EVENING BY QUOTING ONE OF MY HEROES FROM THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. FANNIE LOU HAMER. I'M SURE MANY OF YOU WILL REMEMBER HER FAMOUS QUOTE. I AM SICK AND TIRED OF BEING SICK AND TIRED. HER COMMENTS WERE MADE AS SHE AND OTHER LIKE MINDED PEOPLE IN MISSISSIPPI AND ACROSS THE SOUTH KEPT FACING INSTITUTIONAL RACIST. AND DENYING AFRICAN AMERICANS THEIR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT TO VOTE. I AM ALSO SICK AND TIRED. OF A SCHOOL DISTRICT, LED BY SUPERINTENDENT AND A BOARD OF EDUCATION THAT CONTINUES TO PAY OUTSIDE ATTORNEYS TO FINAL LAWSUIT THAT HAS BEEN GOING ON SINCE APRIL OF 2021. THE LAWSUIT WAS FILED BY FOUR AFRICAN AMERICAN FEMALES THAT WERE DEMOTED FROM THEIR POSITION AS ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS. IN JULY. 2021 FEDERAL JUDGE RICHARD BENNETT.

ISSUED A MEMORANDUM OPINION. WHICH IN ESSENCE DENIED HARBOR COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM AND DR BOZIZE CLAIM TO HAVE THE LAWSUIT DISMISSED BASED ON QUALIFIED IMMUNITY. WHAT DOES THIS MEAN? THE LAWSUIT CONTINUES WITH MORE LEGAL EXPENSES PAID TO OUTSIDE ATTORNEYS. AS I'VE INDICATED IN PREVIOUS TESTIMONY , THE REDUCTION IN FORCE PROCESS CONCEIVED BY THE SCHOOL DISTRICT WAS FUNDAMENTALLY FLAWED. CAN THE PROCESS BE FAIR AND EQUITABLE WHEN THE FOLLOWING OUTCOMES? THERE WERE EIGHT WHITE FEMALES THAT WERE PROMOTED TO A P S WHO HAD NO AP EXPERIENCE. 79 FLIGHT ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL REAPPLIED FOR THEIR THEIR POSITIONS AND HOLY GABOR. THOSE WERE DENIED. OR DEMOTED. ON THE OTHER HAND, FOUR OF THE FIVE FEMALE AFRICAN AMERICAN ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS WHO REAPPLIED FOR THEIR POSITIONS WERE DEMOTED. THINK ABOUT THAT 80. OF THE UNIVERSE OF ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS WERE DEMOTED. BOTTOM LINE. SELLING THIS LAWSUIT IMMEDIATELY. WE HAVE A SCHOOL DISTRICT WITH NEARLY 40% OF ITS STUDENTS OF COLOR. UNFORTUNATELY OUR WORKFORCE OF TEACHERS AND ADMINISTRATORS MAKE UP LESS THAN 6% OF PEOPLE OF COLOR. THIS SCHOOL DISTRICT NEEDS TO COME TO THE REALIZATION THAT RECONCILIATION CAN ONLY BEGIN WHEN THESE FORMER FORCE SYSTEM PRINCIPLES ARE MADE WHOLE. WE SIMPLY WANT JUSTICE FOR THEM.

THOSE OF HOUSTON AT THE DAIS ARE EMPOWERED TO INTERVENE AND DO THE RIGHT THING. START PAYING HIGH PRICE ATTORNEYS TO FIGHT THESE FOR A P S SIMPLEST SAVE THE TIGHT SPEAR, HARTFORD COUNTY MORE FROM MORE EXPENSIVE LEGAL BILLS. LET'S START THE HEALING PROCESS NOW. THANK YOU.

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GOOD EVENING, SUPERINTENDENT BOLSON AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD. MY NAME IS SUSIE SCOTT. I LIVE IN FOREST HILL. HE MAY HAVE BECOME AWARE THAT SCHOOL BOARDS ACROSS THE NATION HAVE BECOME THE FOCUS OF PARENTS HIRED. WELL I'VE CERTAINLY NOTICED, AND I APPLAUD ALL PARENTS WHO SPEAK OUT FOR THE BEST INTERESTS OF THEIR CHILDREN. WHEN WE WERE FORCED TO BE MASKED AND THE BOARD OF EDUCATION AT, UH, ATTENDANCE WAS LIMITED. I WATCHED FROM MY COMPUTER. AT HOME AS FRUSTRATED PARENTS SPOKE HERE AND NEVER SEEM TO GET ANY REDRESS FOR THE CONCERNS. MORE AND MORE PARENTS AND GRANDPARENTS AND CITIZENS ARE AWAKENING TO THE TRUE NATURE OF WHAT YOU WERE PROPOSING TO IMPOSE ON OUR CHILDREN. AS PARENTS. WE HAVE THE PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE EDUCATION OF OUR CHILDREN. AND YOUR DUTY IS TO SUPPORT THE FAMILIES THAT YOU SERVE. SADLY THAT DOESN'T SEEM TO BE HOW WE'RE OPERATING ANYMORE. THE FEDERAL AND STATE GOVERNMENTS HAVE DECIDED THAT FUNDAMENTAL TRANSFORMATION OF OUR COUNTRY WILL ONLY HAPPEN WHEN THEY FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORM OUR SCHOOLS. THEY'VE MADE SO MUCH PROGRESS IN OUR INSTITUTIONS OF HIGHER LEARNING THAT NOW THEY WANT TO TUTOR TAYLOR THE SAME LESSONS.

INDOCTRINATION ON OUR STUDENTS IN PRE K THROUGH 12. WELL. I'M AFRAID WE HAVE TO DRAW THE LINE.

THIS BOARD HAS GOTTEN OUT OF ITS LANE AND IS ENCROACHING ON THE RIGHTS OF PARENTS. WHEN PARENTS BRING THEIR VALID CONCERNS TO YOU AND GET NO RESPONSE OR JUST A STANDARD CANNED RESPONSE OR A WAIT AND SEE RESPONSE. WE HAVE A PROBLEM. PARENTS VOICES MATTER YET YOU SEEM TO BE IGNORING THE WILL OF THE COMMUNITY ON THESE MATTERS OF CHANGES TO FAMILY LIFE CURRICULUM AND THE PORNOGRAPHY AND OUR SCHOOL LIBRARIES. PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAVE STRAYED DRAMATICALLY OFF COURSE FROM THE MISSION OF TEACHING OUR CHILDREN INTO A MISSION OF INDOCTRINATION. NO PARENTS DON'T WANT TO HAVE AN ADVERSARIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH THE ADMINISTRATION, ADMINISTRATION TEACHERS OR THE STAFF OF THE TAX FUNDED PUBLIC SCHOOLS OR WITH YOU, THE BOARD OF EDUCATION. BUT WE WILL NO LONGER STAY SILENT WHILE YOU SEXUALIZED, INTENTIONALLY CONFUSED AND INDOCTRINATE OUR CHILDREN. AND WE DEFINITELY WON'T STAY SILENT IF YOU ALLOW THESE NEW CHANGES TO THE CURRICULUM TO ROB OUR EARLIEST LEARNERS OF THEIR INNOCENCE. FAIRNESS I SUPPOSE YOU CAN ARGUE THAT YOUR HANDS ARE TIED. YOU HAVE TO FOLLOW WHAT THE MSD E AND THE FEDERAL DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION TELL YOU TO DO WELL. WHEN THOSE MANDATES FAILED TO ALIGN WITH THE EXPECT EXPECTATIONS OF THE MAJORITY OF PARENTS IN THIS COMMUNITY. WE HAVE A PROBLEM, SO LET'S WORK TOGETHER TO FIX THESE PROBLEMS. THE PARENTS OF THIS COMMUNITY ARE DEMANDING A SEAT AT THE TABLE WHERE THESE DECISIONS ARE BEING MADE. OUR PARENTS OR PARENTAL RIGHTS DO NOT STOP AT THE CLASSROOM DOOR. THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND ATTENTION. NEXT WE HAVE MICHELLE WILLOUGHBY FOLLOWED BY EIGHT. GOOD EVENING. I WASN'T GOING TO SPEAK THIS EVENING, BUT I DO WANT TO ADDRESS DR DAVID BAUER. HOW IS IT THAT YOU WERE ABLE TO SHOW UP AT A SCHOOL WHERE OTHER GERMS ARE, BUT YOU CAN'T COME TO A MEETING. WHERE YOU'RE BEING PAID BY THE TAXPAYERS. THAT'S MY FIRST COMMENT. MY SECOND COMMENT IS ABOUT THE SOCIAL MEDIA. REMARKS THAT WERE MADE.

INFORMATION THAT I KNOW I PERSONALLY SPEAK UP. IS NOT FROM SOCIAL MEDIA. THEY'RE FUN.

FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACTS. WE KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON IN OUR SCHOOLS. WE KNOW WHAT'S SOME OF THE TEACHERS MAY NOT BE PRIVY TO. UM AND THEY DEFINITELY DON'T MAKE IT EASY, SAT DOWN WITH THE DIRECTOR OF THE CURRICULUM BOARD. I HAVE SAT DOWN WITH THE DIRECTOR OF EACH DEPARTMENT. I KNOW WHAT'S IN THE SCHOOLS AND I BRING IT TO YOU GUYS AND I GET AN EMAIL ASKING ME FOR A LIST OF THE BOOKS THAT ARE IN THE SCHOOLS. DO YOUR JOB. YOU HAVE PROVED THIS. IT'S DISGUSTING THAT YOU HAVE TO REACH OUT TO A PARENT TO FIND OUT. WHAT'S REALLY GOING ON WITH EQUALLY IS DISCUSSED. IT IS THAT A TEACHER THAT LIVES IN THEIR OWN LITTLE BUBBLE. THINK THAT THE WORLD'S ALL FLUFFY ROSES AND BUTTERFLIES. WE KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON IN OUR SCHOOLS. WE HAVE

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THE FOIA REQUESTS. SO PLEASE. DO YOUR JOB IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT BOOKS ARE IN THE SCHOOLS AND HOW DISGUSTING IT IS, INSTEAD OF JUST LISTENING TO ME UP HERE READING PORNOGRAPHY. WHY DON'T YOU LOOK IT UP? IT'S NOT THAT HARD ON THE COMPUTER. THE SCHOOL'S COMPUTER AND LOOK IN EACH LIBRARY. OF ALL THE DIFFERENT SCHOOLS. THERE'S PLENTY TO CHOOSE FROM. IT'S NOT EASY. THANK YOU.

THIS. ON THE CORNELL LAW SCHOOL WEBSITE. VARIOUS THEY AW, CALLED THE PROTECTION OF PEOPLE RIGHTS AMENDMENT. IN IT. IT'S SAYS. THAT THE INSPECTION OF MATERIALS BY PARENTS OR GUARDIANS UNDER THAT HEADING ALL INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS, INCLUDING TEACHERS, MANUALS, FILMS TAPES OR OTHER SUPPLEMENTARY MATERIAL, WHICH WILL BE USED IN CONNECTION WITH SURVEY ANALYSIS OR EVALUATION AS PART OF ANY APPLICABLE PROGRAM. SHALL BE AVAILABLE FOR INSPECTION BY THE PARENTS OR GUARDIANS OF THE CHILDREN. I AM VERY CONCERNED AND VERY ANGRY. THERE'S CERTAIN INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS AND STUDENT ASSIGNMENTS ARE BEING WITHHELD FROM PARENTS, PERUSAL AND KNOWLEDGE. THIS IS CLEARLY AGAINST THIS WALL. I'M APPALLED AT THE FILTH AND PERVERSION. OUR CHILDREN ARE BEING EXPOSED TO AS EARLY AS KINDERGARTEN, FIRST GRADE. WHAT STEPS WILL YOU SUPPORT OF EDUCATION BE TAKING TO ENSURE. BUT ALL OF THE HARFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOL STAFF UPHOLD THIS LAW. AND WHEN WAS THIS INAPPROPRIATE NEWS MATERIAL BE REMOVED? FROM HARFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS. THANK YOU. TINA GRAPH, FOLLOWED BY BRENDA PATRICK. LAST MEETING , SOMEONE MENTIONED THAT THE BOOK LAWN BOY WAS REQUIRED IN NINTH GRADE ENGLISH HONORS CLASSES THAT HARPER TECH THE NEXT DAY, I MET WITH OUR ENGLISH DEPARTMENT TO CONFIRM FIRST NOT ONE OF OUR ENGLISH TEACHERS HAVE EVER HEARD OF THE BOOK. AND ONE OF OUR ENGLISH TEACHERS AS A MEMBER OF THE COUNTYWIDE NOVEL REVIEW COMMITTEE, WHICH REVIEWS AND APPROVES BOOKS FOR INSTRUCTIONAL PURPOSE. SHE CONFIRMED THAT LONG BOY HAS NEVER BEEN REVIEWED BY THE COMMITTEE. NOR IS IT PART OF ANY CURRICULUM IN HCPS. DISCIPLINE IS ANOTHER AREA OF CONFUSION I FOUND HERE I PERSONALLY INPUT STUDENT DISCIPLINE FOR OUR NINTH AND 10TH GRADES. I CAN TELL YOU THAT THERE IS NO ONE AT MY SCHOOL THAT DISCOURAGES ANY STAFF MEMBER FROM WRITING A REFERRAL. IN FACT, WE ENCOURAGE ALL OF OUR STAFF FROM CUSTODIANS TO TEACHERS TO REPORT ANYTHING THAT SEEMS SUSPICIOUS TO AN ADMINISTRATOR. 12 REFERRAL IS WRITTEN. IT GOES INTO THE STUDENTS PERMANENT RECORD, HOWEVER, THERE MAY NOT BE A VISIBLE CONSEQUENCE TO THE PUBLIC. WHAT WAS ONCE AN AUTOMATIC SUSPENSION FOR TOBACCO IS NOW TAKING A CLASS FOR YOUR FIRST OFFENSE, SO YOU WON'T SEE WHAT TRANSPIRES BETWEEN ADMIN PARENT AND STUDENT. HIS FIRST FIGHT, UNFORTUNATE THAT WE HAVE VERY FEW, IF ANY, BUT ANYONE THINKING THAT IT'S THE RESPONSIBILITY OF A STAFF MEMBER TO BREAK UP THE FIGHT IS GRADUALLY MISLED. PERHAPS A RESPONSIBILITY SHOULD LIVE WITH OUR PARENTS THAT ARE SO INSISTENT ON REGAINING THE RIGHTS. I CAN TELL YOU THAT MOST OF OUR DISCIPLINE FALLS WITHIN BULLYING AND HARASSMENT. YOUR TIME AS A PARENT MAY BE BETTER SPENT AWAY FROM THE FIGHT YOU SAW RECORDED ON SNAPCHAT DISCUSSION WITH YOUR CHILD ABOUT WHY THEY NEED TO LEAVE THEIR PHONE AT HOME. THERE ARE ALSO MANY PARENTS WHO COME HERE AND PREACH ABOUT THE RELIGION AND THEIR PERSONAL BELIEFS, SOMEONE SAY AT THE LAST COUNTY COUNCIL MEETING THAT BECAUSE THE RELIGION DOESN'T BELIEVE IN HOMOSEXUALITY THAT IT MADE THEIR CHILD UNCOMFORTABLE WHEN ONE OF OUR STUDENT LED GROUPS PROMOTE PROMOTED A DAY OF SILENCE FOR LGBTQ COMMUNITY I FOUND IT QUITE IRONIC THAT SOMEONE WOULD USE A RELIGION THAT DENIES YEARS OF HOMOSEXUAL ABUSE AND PEDOPHILIA COMMITTED AGAINST THOUSANDS OF ADOLESCENTS AS AN ARGUMENT AGAINST OUR PROPOSED HEALTH CURRICULUM. LAST MONTH, A STUDENT CAME IN LATE WITHOUT A NOTE AND BECAUSE SHE WAS AN ATHLETE, SHE NEEDED TO GET APPROVAL FROM OUR PRINCIPAL TO PARTICIPATE. THIS IS A ROLE THAT HCPS FOLLOWERS BASED ON MPS GUIDELINES. WITHIN AN HOUR. HER FATHER WAS ON MY PHONE, COMPLAINING. HE SAID. SHE HAD A DOCTOR'S APPOINTMENT, AND I SIMPLY ASKED IF HE HAD A NOTE FROM THE DOCTOR, AS THIS WOULD REQUIRE HER TO BE CLEARED BY THE NURSE AND THEN APPROVED BY THE PRINCIPLE, HE SAID, AND I QUOTE

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SHE WENT TO THE VAGINA. DOCTOR. IS YOUR PRINCIPAL GOING TO INTERROGATE HER ABOUT THAT? CALMLY EXPLAINED THE ROLE AGAIN AND THAT HE SIGNED OFF ON THESE RULES WHEN YOU LADDER PARTICIPATE HIS LAST WORDS TO ME BEFORE HE HUNG UP ON ME WERE RULES ARE STUPID. PARENTS ARE CLAIMING THEY WANT THEIR RIGHTS . WELL AS A STAFF MEMBER. I WANT YOU TO HAVE YOUR RIGHTS AS WELL , BUT NOT AT THE EXPENSE OF MEAT OR MY STUDENTS AFTER TWO YEARS OF THREATS TO WITHDRAW YOUR STUDENTS BECAUSE YOU THINK OUR POLICIES, RULES AND CURRICULUM OR STUPID. I NEVER IMAGINED I WOULD THOUGHT I WOULD EVER SAY THIS, BUT PLEASE TAKE THEM.

EVENING. BRENDA PEDRICK. I'M HERE TODAY AS A CONCERNED PARENT , AND I'M QUITE HONESTLY BESIDE MYSELF OVER THE PROPOSED CURRICULUM. UM. I'M A MOTHER OF A SEVEN YEAR OLD AND HE'S MY WORLD. HE IS MY GREATEST JOY, HONOR AND RESPONSIBILITY. BUT SADLY, THE WORLD THAT WE HAVE COME TO KNOW IS NOT AT ALL THE WORLD THAT I GREW UP IN. I HAVE SO MUCH FEAR NOT JUST FROM MY CHILD, BUT FOR ALL CHILDREN OF OUR COUNTRY. CHILDREN ARE PRECIOUS AND INNOCENT AND THEY SHOULD STAY THAT WAY FOR AS LONG AS POSSIBLE. THE SEX AND FAMILY CURRICULUM GOES WAY TOO FAR.

THERE SHOULD BE NO TALK OF SEX OR ANYTHING SEXUAL AT ALL WITH THE FIVE YEAR OLD NOW, GSX, NOT HETEROSEXUAL SEX, NO SEX TALK AT ALL. WHEN I GREW UP IN THE SEVENTIES AND EIGHTIES. AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL BACK THEN, TIMES ARE JOY, HAPPINESS AND, YES, INNOCENCE. NOW I KNOW THE WORLD WASN'T ALL RAINBOWS AND BUTTERFLIES BACK THEN, BUT MY PARENTS DID THEIR BEST TO SHIELD ME FROM THINGS THAT WEREN'T APPROPRIATE FOR A CHILD TO HANDLE. SADLY AS PARENTS NOW IT'S HARDER AND HARDER SHIELD OUR KIDS FROM THE THINGS IN THE WORLD THAT WE FEAR MAY HARM THEM. IT'S COMING FROM EVERY DIRECTION. TV SOCIAL MEDIA STORES, THEIR PEERS. ANY SORT OF SOCIAL INTERACTION. REALLY, AND NOW SCHOOL. I CAN REMEMBER. FIFTH GRADE, YES. SEX EDUCATION.

10 11 YEARS OLD, ROUGHLY IT WAS THE BASICS OF THE BIRDS AND THE BEES AND PUBERTY, WHICH FOR THAT AGE WAS APPROPRIATE, BASICALLY ONSET OF PUBERTY THAT WAS TO COME PARENTS ARE THE SIGNED PERMISSION SLIP. OTHERWISE, THOSE KIDS WERE NOT ABLE TO PARTICIPATE. SO LET ME GO BACK AND STRESS THE WORD PERMISSION SOME THAT WE AS PARENTS ARE FINDING WE'RE NOT CURRENTLY BEING OFFERED A CHOICE AND TO CIRCLE BACK. THE CONTENT THEN WAS EIGHT APPROPRIATE AND IT WORKED. AND THERE'S NO REASON IT SHOULDN'T WORK TODAY. THE CONTENT PROPOSED THAT ADDRESSES GENDER IDENTITY AND ROLLS IS RIDICULOUS AND INAPPROPRIATE FOR YOUNG CHILDREN. I MYSELF HAD TO LOOK UP SOME OF THESE NEW TERMS FOR ALL THESE SO CALLED SEXUAL IDENTITIES. I CANNOT KEEP IT ALL STRAIGHT. WHY SHOULD EXPECT MY CHILD TO GONNA BRING UP CHRISTIANITY? I AM A CHRISTIAN.

I'M NOT EMBARRASSED ABOUT IT. I'M ONE WHO READS THE BIBLE EVERY DAY. I GO TO CHURCH EVERY SUNDAY AND I'M ONE WHO HAS RAISED MY CHILD IN THE CHURCH SINCE BIRTH. OUR COUNTRY WAS FOUNDED ON CHRISTIAN BELIEFS AND FREEDOMS. I AS CHRISTIAN MOTHER WANT THIS NON EDUCATION. I'M SORRY. NON EDUCATION. NONSENSE WHAT? I CALL IT OUT OF OUR SCHOOLS. IT'S NOT SUBJECT WORTHY. ESPECIALLY WHEN OUR KIDS ARE FALLING BEHIND AND SO MANY OTHER AREAS. LET'S FOCUS ON READING AND MATH COMPETENCY BEFORE SEX. BUT BACK TO MY RELIGIOUS AND CULTURAL VIEWS.

IT'S FUNNY HOW YOU CAN'T MENTION GOD IN SCHOOL OR MANY PUBLIC SETTINGS NOW BECAUSE HEAVEN FORBID YOU OFFEND SOMEONE. BUT SOMEHOW THE BOARD OF EDUCATION IS OKAY WITH OFFENDING MY BELIEFS AND MY PUSHING THEM. SORRY AND YOU GUYS PUSHING THIS STUFF ON MY CHILD THAT DOES NOT ALIGN WITH MY PRINCIPLES AND MY VALUES. SO I ASK YOU IF I HAVE TO KEEP GOD OUT OF SCHOOL, AND IT'S LEFT TO ME AS A PARENT TO EDUCATE HIM ON CHRISTIANITY AND VALUES. THEN WHY CAN'T THE BOARD OF EDUCATION LEAVE ALL THIS SEXUAL AGENDA? CURRICULUM OUT AND THAT PARENTS ADDRESS THIS AT HOME AS WELL IF THEY SEE FIT TO DO SO. I KNOW OUR WORLD IS CHANGING, BUT THERE'S A TIME TO PLACE AND THIS IS NOT IT FOR CHILDREN. THERE'S SO MUCH ALREADY IN OUR CHILDREN'S LIVES THAT WILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH PRESSURES OF LET THEM BE INNOCENT. NEXT WE HAVE LORI STEPPING TONIGHT, FOLLOWED BY CALEB MARCON ISH. HI THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME TONIGHT. MY NAME IS LAURIE SAPPINGTON. I'M A CONCERNED PARENT. UM I WOULD LIKE TO TALK ABOUT LITERACY INSTRUCTION IN OUR SCHOOLS. AND I KNOW I'VE SEEN YOU BEFORE AND TALKED WITH YOU BEFORE SO I'LL JUMP RIGHT IN. I APPRECIATE THAT YOU WANT TO MAGNOLIA ELEMENTARY TO VIEW AND TO SEE WHAT HAPPENS THERE WITH INSTRUCTION WITH READING. I QUICKLY LOOKED UP THE STATISTICS 12% OF STUDENTS IN THAT SCHOOL. IT LOOKS LIKE IN GRADES, 34 AND FIVE ARE READING AT GRADE LEVEL.

SO I JUST WANTED TO BRING THAT UP TO KICK OFF. TONIGHT'S UM, THOUGHT INTO, I GUESS TONIGHT'S THOUGHT AS I KEY TO KEEP IN MIND AS I KIND OF SHARE A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THAT. FOR THOSE OF

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YOU. IT SEEMS LIKE THERE'S A LOT OF UPSET PARENTS IN HERE ABOUT, UM, SOMETHING THAT MSC E HAD PASSED AND I WANT TO SAY YOUR KIDS ABOUT 50% OF THEM ARE NOT ABLE TO READ A GREAT LEVEL SO THEY'RE NOT PROFICIENT AT GRADE LEVEL, SO I JUST WANT TO NAME THAT, UM, YOU KNOW IF THEY'RE ASKED TO READ ON THEIR OWN, WERE NOT ABLE TO DO SO. OKAY, SO I'LL SAY THAT FIRST AND THEN SAY THAT 95% OF KIDS ARE ABLE TO LEARN TO READ RIGHT NOW, WITH THE CURRICULUM THAT HARFORD COUNTY HAS IN THEIR SCHOOLS, IT'S LITERACY CURRICULUM. IT'S A LOW QUALITY CURRICULUM. BOTH OF THE MAJOR CURRICULA ARE LOW QUALITY . THIS IS NOT COMING FROM ME. THIS IS COMING FROM ED REPORTS .ORG AS WELL AS MANY OTHER SOURCES. END. THEY ARE BEING OUTLAWED IN SOME STATES BECAUSE OF THEIR LOW QUALITY. SO STATES 18 TO 20 SO FAR AND COUNTING EVERY SINGLE DAY, UM, ARE ASKING NOT TO TEACH USING THESE CURRICULA THAT HARFORD COUNTY ADOPTED JUST LAST YEAR. SO 95% OF KIDS CAN LEARN TO READ WHEN WE USED EVIDENCE BASED READING SCIENCE PRACTICES AND NONE OF THE CURRICULUM. HARTFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS ARE THAT RIGHT NOW. I URGE YOU TO THINK ABOUT WHAT WE'RE DOING TO STUDENTS. IN TEACHING READING AS ROCKET SCIENCE MELTS, WRITES THE TRAGEDY HERE IS THAT MOST READING FAILURE IS UNNECESSARY. WE NOW KNOW THAT CLASSROOM TEACHING ITSELF WHEN IT INCLUDES A RANGE OF RESEARCH BASED COMPONENTS AND PRACTICES CAN PREVENT AND MITIGATE READING DIFFICULTY. ALTHOUGH HOME FACTORS DO INFLUENCE, HOW WELL AND HOW SOON STUDENTS READ INFORMED CLASSROOM INSTRUCTION THAT TARGETS SPECIFIC LANGUAGE, COGNITIVE AND READING SKILLS, BEGINNING IN KINDERGARTEN ENHANCE THE SUCCESS FOR ALL BUT A VERY SMALL PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES OR DYSLEXIA.

RICHARD RESEARCHERS NOW ESTIMATE THAT 95% OF CHILDREN CAN BE TAUGHT TO READ BY THE END OF FIRST GRADE. CURRENTLY IN HARTFORD COUNTY. ONLY 48% OF STUDENTS ARE PROFICIENT IN READING IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND GRADES, 34 AND FIVE, ACCORDING TO PUBLIC SCHOOL RADIO, SOME CURIOUS WHAT ABOUT THE OTHER 52? I LEAVE YOU WITH THESE QUESTIONS? WHY ARE WE LEAVING STUDENTS BEHIND WHEN WE HAVE RESEARCH BASED WAYS TO TEACH THEM TO READ AND WRITE. WHY AREN'T WE TEACHING THEM WITH WHAT WE KNOW WORKS AND HOW CAN WE WORK TOGETHER TO CHANGE OUR SYSTEM IN SERVICES STUDENTS LEARNING TO READ AND WRITE. THANK YOU.

HI, KAYLA MARY SCAN ISH. THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS IMPLEMENTED THINGS INTO OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS WITHOUT ANY REGARD TO PARENTAL RIGHTS OR THE LAW. FEDERAL LAW DOES NOT GRANT PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS, THE AUTHORITIES CIRCUMVENT PARENTAL CONSENT AND NOTIFICATION. FEDERAL LAW DOES NOT GRANT PUBLIC SCHOOLS AUTHORITY TO SURVEY ANALYZE OR EVALUATE INFORMATION FROM OUR CHILDREN WITHOUT PRIOR WRITTEN CONSENT. I'M NOT SURE WHICH IS WORSE, THE FACT THAT THIS ADMINISTRATION FEELS THEY ARE ABOVE THE LAW OR THIS ADMINISTRATION'S TOTAL LACK OF RESPECT FOR PARENTS AND THEIR RIGHTS. I WILL ALSO CONTINUE TO SPEAK OUT FOR THE NUMEROUS OFFICE COUNSELING AND TEACHING STAFF WHO HAVE REACHED OUT TO TELL NOT ONLY OF THE VIOLATION OF PROTECTED RIGHTS BUT IF THIS ADMINISTRATION'S RECOMMENDATION TO NOT DISCLOSE INFORMATION TO STUDENTS, PARENTS THE STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION IS NOW INSTRUCTING KINDERGARTEN CLASSROOMS TO TEACH ABOUT GENDER IDENTITY AND SAYS THE TEACHERS IN THE STATE ARE NOT REQUIRED TO INFORM PARENTS ABOUT THEIR CHILD'S DESIRE TO CHANGE GENDERS . ARE PARENTS AWARE THAT HCPS HAS ALREADY PROVIDED THIS TRAINING TO ITS STAFF? THESE TOPICS AND DISCUSSIONS ARE NOT AND NEVER WILL BE THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE GOVERNMENT RUN ENTITY OR ITS STAFF MEMBERS . IT IS THE JOB OF PARENTS TO MAKE ALL DECISIONS REGARDING OUR CHILDREN'S MENTAL, PHYSICAL AND EMOTIONAL WELL BEING. NOT ONLY HAVE YOU INVADED OUR FAMILIES PRIVACY'S, BUT THESE ISSUES, AWARENESS AND EVENTS BEING PROMOTED, HAVE NO PLACE IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM. THIS TYPE OF ACTIVISM IS DISRESPECTFUL TO MEMBERS OF OUR COMMUNITY AND CREATES DIVISION AMONG OUR STUDENTS. THE DAY OF SILENCE WAS RECENTLY HELD A BELLAIRE MIDDLE AND AGAIN AT NORTH HARFORD. THIS WAS AN EVENT ORGANIZED TO PROTEST AGAINST THE VIOLENCE TOWARDS THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY.

RAINBOW MASTER STICKERS WERE HANDED OUT IN. SOME CHOSE NOT TO SPEAK FOR THE DAY. THIS INCLUDED TEACHERS WHO DID NOT SPEAK FOR THE DAY AND INSTEAD HAD THEIR STUDENTS SIT IN SILENCE.

TEACHERS AND STUDENTS CANNOT APPROPRIATELY PARTICIPATE IN CLASS WHILE REMAINING SILENT.

THIS ALSO IS A DISSERVICE TO ALL STUDENTS WHO ATTEND SCHOOL AGAIN AND EDUCATION. SOME TEACHERS CHOSE TO GIVE THEIR OPINIONS ON THE MATTER AT THE BEGINNING OF CLASS AND THEN MOVE ON. THINK OF HOW THIS DAY IMPACTED A CHRISTIAN STUDENT, A STUDENT WHO TREATS THEIR CLASSMATES AND TEACHERS WITH RESPECT BUT WHOSE RELIGIOUS BELIEFS DO NOT AGREE WITH HOMOSEXUALITY. THE MERE ACT OF SPEAKING COULD BE INTERPRETED AS NOT BEING IN SUPPORT OF LGBTQ COMMUNITY OR FRIENDS. THERE WAS A STUDENT WHO WAS MADE TO FEEL SO UNCOMFORTABLE DURING THIS EVENT THEY CALLED HOME TO BE PICKED UP. NOT NOTIFYING THE PARENTS OF THESE EVENTS IS A COMPLETE DISREGARD FOR TRANSPARENCY, PARENTAL CONSENT AND FEDERAL LAW. BY ALLOWING THIS KIND OF ACTIVISM INTO SCHOOLS, YOU'RE CATERING TO ONE CLASS OF STUDENTS. BELIEFS WILL SIMULTANEOUSLY SQUASHING AND

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DISRESPECTING OTHER STUDENTS BELIEFS. PUBLIC SCHOOLS MUST REMAIN A SAFE AND NURTURING ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL STUDENTS ARE CHILDREN CANNOT LEARN OR THRIVE IN THE TOXIC ENVIRONMENT. TODAY I'M MAKING A STAND WITH THE PARENTS AND TEACHERS IN THIS COMMUNITY WHO DO NOT WANT TO CONTINUE DOWN THIS ROAD OF DESTRUCTION WITH OUR YOUTH. WE WILL HOLD THIS ADMINISTRATION ACCOUNTABLE FOR EVERY DECISION YOU MAKE REGARDING OUR CHILDREN . WE WILL MAKE IT OUR MISSION TO PROTECT THE DIGNITY AND INNOCENCE OF CHILDHOOD AND WE WILL RESTORE OUR SCHOOLS TO AN ENVIRONMENT THAT FOSTERS RESPECT FOR ALL CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES AND FOCUSES ON PROVIDING OUR CHILDREN WITH AN ACTUAL EDUCATION. THANK YOU. NEXT WE ADD MICHELLE CHRISMAN FILED BY JOSH CURDLE. HI I AM MICHELLE. CHRISTMAS IT IS SO NICE TO SEE YOU ALL THIS EVENING. I APPRECIATE YOUR TIME. IMAGINE BEING INVITED TO A LOCAL CHURCH. I'M CHRISTIAN. I GREW UP IN CHURCH. I BELIEVE IN GOD FULLY AND THAT IS HOW I RAISED MY FAMILY AS WELL. AND THAT'S HOW I FOLLOW MY PATH DURING THE DAY WITH VALUES WITH MORALS WITH STANDING UP FOR WHAT IS RIGHT.

AND WHAT IS WRONG, RIGHT? YOU KNOW, AT SOME POINT AS ADULTS YOU HAVE TO LOOK TO SEE WHAT IS ACTUALLY HAPPENING BEFORE YOU, ESPECIALLY WITHIN THE AVENUE. WHEN IT COMES TO OUR CHILDREN AS PARENTS. IT IS OUR JOB TO PROTECT PRESERVE OUR CHILDREN. NOT ONLY THEIR RIGHTS BUT ALSO WHO THEY'RE SPENDING TIME WITH WHAT INFLUENCES ARE AROUND THEM. AND YOU HAVE TO START TO ASK YOURSELF. WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE ACTUAL PROFICIENCY RATE FOR HARFORD COUNTY SCHOOLS, YOU'RE IN THE 40TH PERCENTILE. LOOKING AT THE GRADUATION RIGHTS. YOU'RE IN THE 90TH PERCENTILE. SO YOU KNOW IF YOU DID SIMPLE MATH, YOU'RE AT WHAT 60% OF CHILDREN ARE BEING GRADUATED IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. NOT KNOWING HOW TO PROPERLY READ, WRITE DO MATH , AND THAT MEANS THAT WHEN THE EMPLOYER INTERVIEWS THEM FOR THAT JOB, OR THAT POSITION, THEY CANNOT APPROPRIATELY OR EFFECTIVELY. PRODUCE. AS A NORMAL HUMAN BEING RIGHT? YOU KNOW, BECAUSE WHEN YOU HIRE SOMEBODY, YOU EXPECT A JOB TO GET DONE. SO IMAGINE GOING TO CHURCH AND AT THE END I HAVE THIS WONDERFUL, WONDERFUL TIME THERE. I NEED ALL THESE GREAT PEOPLE. AND I AM TOLD THERE'S THE DAY OF SILENCE. NOW I'VE BEEN ON LIVE RADIO ALMOST 11 YEARS WEEKLY SILENCE IS POWERFUL SILENCE CAN CREATE A MOOD. IT CAN ALSO ABSOLUTELY DESTROY THINGS. WHEN YOU ARE LOOKING AT YOUNG CHILDREN, AND IT IS YOUR JOB TO PROTECT THEM. TO SET UP AN ENVIRONMENT THAT THEY'RE WALKING INTO SILENCE. I WAS TOLD LIGHTS WERE TURNED OFF IN SCHOOLS THAT TEACHERS WERE NOT TALKING. YOU HAVE TO ASK YOURSELF WHAT IS BEHIND THIS. WHY? WHY WOULD A SCHOOL SYSTEM DO THAT. WE SHOULD BE FOCUSING ON A STRONG ACADEMIC SYSTEM. FOR OUR CHILDREN. AND WE SHOULD NOT BE DABBLING INTO POLITICS, WHICH IS NOT YOUR PLACE OR YOUR ROLE. THAT IS NOT WHY YOU'RE HERE. WE ARE NOW IN THE PROCESS OF AN ELECTION AS WE ALL KNOW THIS AND THE QUESTION IS, WILL YOU CONTINUE TO BE IN YOUR SEATS OR WILL YOU BE VOTED OUT? MY PARENTS THAT WANT TO STAND UP AND PROTECT THEIR CHILDREN'S RIGHTS.

GET THIS RIGHT ONE TIME HERE. UH, GOOD EVENING, JOSH CASAL. WHY PARENTAL RIGHTS ARE IMPORTANT AND WHY THE INVASION OF GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS WOULD INSTRUCT OUR FUTURE INTO INDEFINITELY. COLONEL RIGHTS. OUR FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS OF PARENTS TO DIRECT THEIR CHILD'S MEDICAL NEEDS, EDUCATION, RELIGION AND FAMILY MORALS. PARENTS AND FAMILIES ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR MOLDING AND GUIDING OUR CHILDREN IN THESE DIRECTIONS AND NOT BY THE GROOMING OF THE SCHOOL SYSTEM, THE ADMINISTRATION IN BOARD OF EDUCATION YOU THINK THAT REWRITING HISTORY, MAKING UP YOUR OWN RULES AND DISREGARDING PARENTAL RIGHTS IS A GOOD THING? AS MANY IF NOT ALL OF YOU ON THIS BOARD, AND EVEN SOME IN THIS ROOM TONIGHT BLEED IS APPALLING IN CRIMINAL THE PHYSICAL VIOLENCE. AND SEXUAL ASSAULT OCCURRING. AND A

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SIGNIFICANTLY INCREASED RATED HCPS WILL NOT BE SOLVED BY THIS ADMINISTRATION'S ILLEGAL ATTEMPT TO INFILTRATE THE FAMILY AND TAKE OVER THESE PRECIOUS VALUES THAT A FAMILY PROVIDES FOR OUR CHILDREN AND OUR COMMUNITY. THIS HAS BEEN HAPPENING FOR MANY YEARS. THESE PAST TWO PLUS YEARS HAVE BROUGHT TO LIGHT JUST HOW QUICKLY AND INVASIVE GOVERNMENT SCHOOLS HAVE ATTEMPTED TO OVERTAKE THE FAMILY. HERE ARE JUST A FEW NOTES TO HIGHLIGHT SINCE MY TIME IS LIMITED. IT STARTED WITH DENYING ARE CHILDREN AND EDUCATION DURING THE TWO WEEKS TO FLATTEN THE CURVE. PERSONALLY MY DAUGHTER WAS GIVEN ABC MOUSE AND THAT WAS A JOKE. THEN IT WAS JUSTIFYING THE LACK OF EDUCATION DURING VIRTUAL LEARNING WITH WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER. WHICH LED TO THE SUPERVISOR OF EQUITY TO ADMIT THAT IS MANY CHANGES TO THE CULTURE AND CURRICULUM OF SCHOOLS WOULD HAPPEN DURING THE LOCKDOWN AND VIRTUAL SCHOOL BECAUSE WE MIGHT NOT HAVE A BETTER OPPORTUNITY THAN NOW TO REVOLUTIONIZE THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. THIS POWERED WITH INVASIONS INTO OUR MEDICAL FREEDOM, FREEDOM AND FURTHER BULLYING. BY THE BOARD OF EDUCATION. IN OUR HEALTH OFFICER WHO WAS, THANKFULLY, THANKFULLY REMOVED. NOW FAST FORWARD TO A SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT WHERE EDUCATIONAL LOSS IS THAT AN UNPRECEDENTED HIGH THE VIOLENCE BOTH SEXUALLY AND PHYSICALLY AS IT A BREAKING POINT AND MENTAL HEALTH, SUICIDAL IDEATION AND SUICIDE ARE DESTROYING OUR FAMILIES IN THIS COMMUNITY. OUR FAMILIES IN COMMUNITY HAVE SUFFERED FOR FAR TOO LONG FROM THE GUIDANCE AND LEADERSHIP OR LACK THEREOF FROM THIS BOARD AND ADMINISTRATION.

WHAT YOU'RE DOING IS WRONG, ILLEGAL AND VIOLATES ANY TRUST WE HAVE CITIZENS AND PARENTS HAD IN THIS BOARD. IN CLOSING PARENTAL RIGHTS ARE PROTECTED BY FEDERAL AND STATE CONSTITUTIONS.

AND THIS NEEDS TO BE KEPT IN MIND. WITH ANY DECISION THAT THIS BODY WISHES TO IMPLEMENT.

IT IS NOT THE PLACE FOR THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM TO ATTEMPT TO REPLACE THE PARENTS. GOOD EVENING AND THANK YOU. OUR LAST PERSON SPEAKERS. EMMA PELLER. OTHERS AND SUPERINTENDENT BOTH AND THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK WITH YOU TONIGHT. I'M HERE TODAY TO REMIND US ALL OF THE GOALS, HCPS HAS SAID FOR FISCAL YEAR 23 HOW WE CAN HELP ACHIEVE THEM. I SPENT THIS MORNING AND AFTERNOON IN THE COUNTY COUNCIL PUBLIC BUDGET WORK SESSIONS AND, AS A RESULT HAVE DONE SOME LOOKING OVER THE PROPOSED BY 23 BUDGET. INCLUDING FOR HCPS SCHOOLS. I WANTED TO TOUCH ON A FEW OF THE GOALS THEY SHOULD PS HAS SET. THE FIRST IS THAT EVERY STUDENT GRADUATES READY TO SUCCEED. TO ME. THIS MEANS DOING EVERYTHING POSSIBLE TO HELP STUDENTS BE READY FOR COLLEGE TRADE SCHOOL, THE MILITARY OR EMPLOYMENT, WHATEVER PATH THEY MAY CHOOSE TO TAKE AFTER THEY GRADUATE HIGH SCHOOL. THIS MEANS MAKING SURE EVERY STUDENT AT THE BARE MINIMUM. IS ABLE TO READ AT PROFICIENCY. THIS IS WHY WE NEED TO ESTABLISH A READING CURRICULUM THAT IS SUPPORTED BY SCIENCE. WE CAN DO BETTER THAN UNITS OF STUDY. LUCY CALKINS.

THE SECOND FY 23 GOAL THAT I WANT TO DISCUSS IS THAT EVERY STUDENT FEELS COMFORTABLE GOING TO SCHOOL. TO ME. THIS MEANS THAT WE NEED TO MAKE SPACES THAT WELCOME EVERY STUDENT. INCLUDING AND ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO HAVE FACED PREJUDICE AND DISCRIMINATION. SUCH AS THOSE IN THE LGBTQ PLUS COMMUNITY. HAVING ACCEPTING ADULTS AND A STUDENT'S LIFE. AN ADULT WHO USES THE RIGHT PRONOUNCERS WHO IS HAPPY FOR YOU WHEN YOUR GIRLFRIEND ASKED YOU TO PROM CAN BE LIFESAVING. I WANT TO GET PERSONAL FOR A MINUTE AND TALK ABOUT MY OWN EXPERIENCE WITH THAT. I GOT A HEART COMMUNITY COLLEGE NOW, BUT MY TWIN SISTER AND I GRADUATED FROM HCPS IN 2020. MY SISTER IS GAY. WELL, WE ARE IN 10TH GRADE. SHE WENT THROUGH A ROUGH TIME, IN PART BECAUSE SHE WAS STRUGGLING WITH HER IDENTITY. SHE DID NOT COME OUT TO HER PARENTS. YET IT DIDN'T KNOW WHO SHE COULD TALK TO. LUCKILY, SHE TURNED TO ONE OF OUR AMAZING TEACHERS. HE WAS ACCEPTING AND SUPPORTIVE AND GAVE HER HOPE BY SHOWING HER A PATH FORWARD. AND THE THINGS WE GET BETTER UNTIL SHE COULD GET THAT HOPE FROM OUR PARENTS. SHE SAYS, COME OUT TO THEM, AND THEY ARE LOVING AND ACCEPTING OF HER EXACTLY WHO SHE IS. BUT NOT EVERY CHILD GETS THAT LOVE. THAT IS WHY WE MUST ALLOW OUR EDUCATORS TO DISCUSS THESE ISSUES WITH STUDENTS. WHO MAY NOT GET THAT LOVE OR THAT SUPPORT AT HOME. THAT'S WHY WE NEED TO MAKE THIS SPACES FOR THESE CHILDREN A PRIORITY. THANK YOU. EVIDENT GAUTIER. WE HAVE ONE INDIVIDUAL WAITING IN THE LOBBY TO SPEAK. THANK YOU. YOU ARE WELCOME. GOOD EVENING. YOU ARE NOW IN THE BOARD OF

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EDUCATION MEETING BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT, PLEASE STATE YOUR FIRST AND LAST NAME. YOUR TIME WILL CONCLUDE IN THREE MINUTES. YOU WILL HEAR A BELL RING WHEN YOU HAVE 30 SECONDS REMAINING. PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF AND YOU MAY BEGIN YOUR PUBLIC COMMENT NOW.

JILL FERRARA. EVERYTHING ARTICLE PUBLISHED BY THE NATIONAL DEBT HAS EXPOSED HCPSS DISREGARD FOR PARENTAL RIGHTS BY BYPASSING CONSENT AND NOTIFICATION WHEN IT COMES TO STUDENTS GENDER TRANSITION. BEING CONCEALED BY SCHOOL STAFF. THIS WAS SOMETHING ME AND MANY OTHER PARENTS HAVE BEEN SOUNDING THE ALARM BELLS ABOUT FOR QUITE SOME TIME NOW. INTERESTING THAT THE NATIONAL DEATH MP I A REQUEST WAS FULFILLED. BUT I HAVE YET TO GET A RESPONSE. PLEASE DO NOT THINK I HAD FORGOTTEN ABOUT YOUR NEGLIGENCE. THE ARTICLE DESCRIBES A SCENARIO IN WHICH EACH CPS STAFF WERE INSTRUCTED TO ASK CHILDREN IF THEIR NEW NAME IN GENDER SHOULD BE HIDDEN FROM THEIR PARENT. THIS SCREENING COMES ON THE HEELS OF HCPS AGGRESSIVELY SERVING CHILDREN, SOME IN EVERY CLASS DURING THE FIRST WEEK OF SCHOOL ABOUT THEIR GENDER, IDENTITY AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION. NOW TAXPAYER DOLLARS ARE BEING USED TO KEEP STAFF HOW TO HIDE IT BEHIND PARENTS BACK. PARENTS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, INCLUDING MONTGOMERY COUNTY ARE FILING LAWSUITS. LAWSUITS ARE A DIRECT RESULT OF DISTRICT FIGHTING IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT ONE STYLE UNDER THE DISGUISE IN NARRATIVE THAT PARENTS ARE AUTOMATICALLY ASSUMED.

UNSUPPORTIVE OF THEIR CHILDREN AND THEIR NEEDS. PARENTS DIDN'T KNOW THAT SEPTEMBER SURVEY WAS DONE WITHOUT CONSENT, AND THAT HCPS VIOLATED DPR A FEDERAL LAW THAT PROTECTS THEIR CHILD'S PRIVACY. SINCE WE STILL DON'T KNOW THE SCOPE OF THE BREED PARENTS AND THIS BOARD SO TO ME AND DR BOLTON IMMEDIATELY INFORMED AND ADMIT THE PARENTS IF THEIR CHILD PRIVACY WAS IMPACTED BY THE SURVEY AND RESPOND TO THE FOLLOWING QUESTION. WHY WAS MY CHILD SURVEYED WITHOUT MY CONSENT? WHAT IS SCHOOL STAFF DO WITH THE PRIVATE INFORMATION THAT WAS OBTAINED FROM THE SURVEY WAS A NEW PREFERRED NAME AND GENDER IDENTITY FOR MY CHILD USED UPDATES, SCHOOL RECORDS CLASS ROSTERS. AND THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE WAS A NOTE ENTERED IN THE RED BOX AREA OF MY CHILD'S RECORD. YOU CAN STEAL THIS INFORMATION WHEN COMMUNICATING WITH THE PARENTS. THIS SURVEY AND TRAINING ACTIVITIES MAY EXPLAIN WHY DR BOLTON HAS GROWN THE EQUITY DEPARTMENT, WITH SOME STAFF MAKING SIX FIGURE SALARIES . HIS NEXT STEP WILL BE THE QUEUE THAT CASTLE'S SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING. FURTHER HIS IDEA OF 16, THE CHILDREN OF HARFORD COUNTY SPEAKER AT THE LAST BOARD MEETING, PROUDLY STATED THAT ONE IN 10 STUDENTS AT BOSTON HIGH SCHOOL WERE GAY. IT WOULD BE GOOD, GOOD TO KNOW EXACTLY WHERE THE SPEAKER GOT THIS RATIO. WAS THE RATIO DERIVED FROM THE SEPTEMBER SURVEY INTO THE STUDENTS, SEXUAL ATTITUDES AND ORIENTATIONS. HCPS OBTAINED WITHOUT FRIENDS, PARENTAL CONSENT OR FROM PERSONAL STUDENT RECORDS FOR THE S A CLUB ROSTER. CHILDREN SHOULD BE AFFIRMED THE WAY THE PARENTS SEND THEM TO SCHOOL, NOT AS A BROKEN VACUUM CLEANER NEEDING TO BE FIXED AND SEND HOME WITH A REPAIR RECEIPT. THERE'S A HUGE SHIFT HAPPENING IN MARYLAND AND ESPECIALLY HARKER COUNTY, BUT ALL THE CORRUPTION THAT HAS COME TO LIGHT I SUGGEST YOU ALL BUCKLE UP BECAUSE YOU'RE DECEPTIVE PRACTICES WILL CONTINUE TO BE BROUGHT TO LIGHT. AND MR BAUER BOTHER. THIS FELL UP TO EVERYONE UPDATE. THANK YOU. THAT CONCLUDES OUR VIRTUAL PUBLIC SPEAKERS. PRESIDENT

[C. Consent Agenda]

GAUTIER THANK YOU. RIGHT. DR. MUELLER, CAN YOU PLEASE READ THE CONSENT AGENDA? YES, THANK YOU.

NUMBER ONE IS THE MONTHLY PERSONNEL REPORT FROM MARCH 2022 CONTRACT WORD FURNITURE AND EQUIPMENT FOR JEOPARDY. TOWN HIGH SCHOOL NUMBER THREE CONTRACT AWARD LIFE INSURANCE AND EXTERNAL DEATH AND DISMEMBERMENT INSURANCE. NUMBER FOUR CONTRACT REWARD RESEARCH SERVICES. NUMBER FIVE CONTRACT AWARD PURCHASE OF A POTABLE CHILL PORTABLE CHILLER. NUMBER SIX COUNTRY TOWARD PLAYGROUND MAINTENANCE SUPPLIES NUMBER SEVEN CONTRACT TOWARDS AGRICULTURAL ENGINEERING SERVICES NEW COMBINATION JOHN ARCHER AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FEASIBILITY STUDY. AND NUMBER EIGHT MINUTES OF PREVIOUS BOARD MEETING. THANK YOU. MAY I HAVE A MOTION AND A SECOND TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA. THIS IS DAVID. I MOVED TO APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA IN A SECOND. THIS IS PATRICE RICCARDI, A SECOND THANK YOU ALL IN FAVOR. PLEASE SAY YES. YES, YES. ANY OPPOSED. PLEASE SAY NO. ALRIGHT MOTION PASSES. UP TO, YOU KNOW

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

CONTINUITY OF LEARNING, DR WILSON. THANK YOU BRIEF UPDATE TONIGHT BECAUSE WE HAVE MANY OTHER THINGS ON THE AGENDA. MISS RIDGEWAY. YOU WANT TO FORCE THAT'S GOOD EVENING. IT'S NICE TO SEE ALL OF YOU IN PERSON THIS EVENING. TODAY HARFORD COUNTY IS REPORTED TO HAVE 5.73% COVID-19

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POSITIVITY. AND A 10.69 AVERAGE CASE RATE PER 100,000 RESIDENTS. THE CDC COMMUNITY LEVEL TOOL LIST HARPER COUNTY AS HAVING LOW TRANSMISSION, AND IT'S UPDATED ON THURSDAYS. HARPER COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT HAS LABELED ONE CLASSROOM WITH THE SCHOOL OF EXCUSE ME A CLASSROOM OUTBREAK AT EMERTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CLASSROOM OUTBREAK MEANS THAT THERE WERE THREE OR MORE A LABORATORY CONFIRMED COVID 19 CASES WITHIN A 14 DAY PERIOD. FOR THAT CLASSROOM. OUR OPERATIONAL STATUS RELATED TO COVID 19 WAS UPDATED ON APRIL 1ST AND CAN BE VIEWED AT HCPS .ORG. THAT'S ALL I HAVE FOR YOU THIS EVENING. ANY QUESTIONS? GREAT CONFIRMING THIS IS DAVID.

OKAY? FOLLOWING HAS IT BEEN SINCE WE LAST HAD A CLASSROOM OUTBREAK. SEVERAL WEEKS A MONTH . I DON'T HAVE THAT OFF THE TOP OF MY HEAD, DR BAUER. OKAY. THANK YOU. ANYTHING ELSE, OKAY?

[E. Decision on Proposed Updated 2022-2023 HCPS School Calendar , Ms. Jillian Lader, Manager of Communications]

ALL RIGHT. NEXT ITEM DECISION ON PROPOSED UPDATED IN 2022 2023 HTTPS SCHOOL CALENDAR, MISS LATER. THIS LATER I APOLOGIZE, PULLING UP THE SCREEN FOR THOSE AT HOME AS WELL. I WANTED TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE CAN SEE WHAT WE ARE DISCUSSING. THANK YOU. PRESIDENT PRODI, A VICE PRESIDENT, DR MUELLER. SUPER INTENDED DR BOSTON AND BOARD MEMBERS FOR THIS TIME THIS EVENING. I AM COMING TO YOU WITH THE 2022 2023 SCHOOL CALENDAR, WHICH I KNOW WE JUST HAD A FEW SEVERAL MONTHS AGO. YOU JUST APPROVED THIS. WE BROUGHT THIS TO YOU WITH CERTAIN DATES ON THE CALENDAR, OF WHICH WE WERE ANTICIPATING. FROM OUTSIDE ENTITIES AND THE ONE THAT I'M BRINGING FORTH THIS EVENING IS THE MSC, A CONVENTION THAT IS TYPICALLY HELD IN OCTOBER. WE WERE ANTICIPATING THAT THAT CONVENTION WOULD BE HELD OCTOBER 14TH OF 2022 SO IN THE CALENDAR THAT WE BROUGHT FORTH PREVIOUSLY ON THAT CALENDAR, THERE WAS AN EARLY DISMISSAL IN OCTOBER 13TH WITH PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR STAFF ON THE 14TH TO ALLOW THEM TO ATTEND THAT CONFERENCE IF THEY SO CHOSE WHAT WE'D LIKE TO DO NOW THAT THE CIA HAS CONFIRMED THAT THAT CONFERENCE WILL ACTUALLY BE HELD OCTOBER 21ST. WE'D LIKE TO MOVE THAT EARLY DISMISSAL FROM OCTOBER 13TH TO OCTOBER 20TH. AND THE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY FROM THE 14TH TO THE 21ST TO COINCIDE WITH THAT, UH, WITH THAT CONFERENCE OPPORTUNITY FOR OUR STAFF. ALREADY. ANYBODY HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THAT? NO, IT IS. ALL RIGHT, SO I NEED A MOTION AND A SECOND. THIS IS DAVID. I MOVED THAT WE APPROVE THE PROPOSED CHANGE IN THE CALENDAR. THIS IS ARIANNA SECOND, OKAY? UM MISS RILEY, CAN YOU DO A ROLL CALL VOTE FOR THIS CHANGING SOMETHING. DR BAUER.

YES. DR HAROLD YES. MR WACKY. YES. MISS KELLY? YES. DR PHILLIPS. MS RICCARDI? YES. MR ROBINSON. YES. DOCTOR MILLER? YES. PRESIDENT COURIER. YES. THIS MOTION PASSES. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. THANK YOU, MISS LATER. THANK YOU. THE NEXT ONE UPDATE ON FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

[F. Update on Family Engagement Initiatives , Ms. Mary Beth Stapleton, Manager of Family and Community Partnerships,Ms. Renee DeBiase, President, Harford County Council PTA, Ms. Heather Sewell, Co-Chair, Parent Advisory Council, Mr.Andrew Kassouf, Bel Air High School Mathematics Teacher and PACE Liaison, and Ms. Mijiza Green, Magnolia MiddleSchool In-School Suspension Technician and PACE Liaison]

INITIATIVES AND THIS STEEPLE THIN AND I FEEL LIKE THERE'S MORE PEOPLE. I DON'T HAVE ALL THE NAMES COME ON UP. IF I HAD BEEN UP THERE, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN ME. HAPPENS COMMONLY.

GOOD EVENING, PRESIDENT GAUTIER , VICE PRESIDENT DR MUELLER MEMBERS OF THE BOARD. I'M MARY BETH STAPLETON, MANAGER OF FAMILY AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS, AND I'M HONORED TO BE JOINED THIS EVENING FOR THIS UPDATE ON FAMILY AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS WITH MY COLLEAGUES . FIRST OF ALL WE HAVE MISS RENEE DBR SEE WHO IS PRESIDENT OF THE HARFORD COUNTY COUNCIL P T. A WE ALSO HAVE MS HEATHER SOUL WHO IS CO CHAIR OF THE NEWLY FORMED PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL. WE HAVE MR ANDREW YUSUF , WHO WAS A MATHEMATICS TEACHER AT BELLAIRE HIGH SCHOOL. AND

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ALSO A PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT LIAISON FOR BELLA HIGH SCHOOL AS WELL AS MISS ME, HE'S A GREEN, WHO IS THE BEHAVIOR TECHNICIAN, AS WELL AS A PACE PERSON PAY STAFF AT MAGNOLIA MIDDLE SCHOOL. AND I WANT TO THANK THEM ALL FOR TAKING THE TIME OUT OF THEIR EVENING TO BE WITH ME THIS EVENING. AS I BEGIN MY PRESENTATION, I WANT TO FOCUS ON THE PARENTS ON THE ON THE SCREEN THAT YOU SEE. THIS IS A PARENT CAFE THAT WE OFFERED BEFORE THE PANDEMIC, BUT THAT WE'VE BEEN ALSO OFFERING VIRTUALLY IT'S A MODEL THAT HELPS US FOCUS ON HOW ARE WE WORKING TOGETHER TO ENGAGE EVERY FAMILY EVERY DAY? AND SO WHAT WE DO IS WE GATHER PARENTS TOGETHER AND WE'VE BEEN TAUGHT BY BE STRONG FAMILIES, WHICH IS A NATIONAL EVIDENCE BASED PROGRAM AND WHAT THIS PROGRAM DOES IS. IT HELPS US TALK WITH TEACHERS AND PARENTS AND STAFF AND ADMINISTRATORS AND AROUND JUST A ROUND TABLE AND FORMAL ENVIRONMENT. TO TALK ABOUT. HOW DO WE PARENT? HOW DO WE SUPPORT EACH OTHER IN OUR PARENTING? HOW DO WE SUPPORT OUR STUDENTS TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN SCHOOL? AND IN THIS MODEL? NO ONE ON THAT CIRCLE OR IN THAT CIRCLE IS REALLY THE EXPERT. WE ALL KNOW THAT PARENTING IS A STRUGGLE, AND SO WE ALL SHARE OUR STORIES AND OUR BEST PRACTICES WITH EACH OTHER. AND I JUST LOVE THIS PICTURE BECAUSE IT SHOWS A MOM WHO'S ACTUALLY A VERY NEW MOTHER. SHE'S ACTUALLY HOLDING HER INFANT BABY IN HER ARMS. A MOTHER THAT'S RECENTLY ARRIVED TO THE UNITED STATES, AND WE ALSO HAVE A MOTHER WHO WAS A GRANDPARENT WHO'S TRYING TO RAISE HER GRANDCHILDREN. SO I JUST WANTED TO START THE CONVERSATION WITH THAT AND HAVING PARENTS AND CAREGIVERS. I'M GIVEN A SAFE SPACE TO SHARE STRATEGIES IS REALLY THE BEST PRACTICE THAT WE JUST WANT TO CELEBRATE. WHEN WE TALK ABOUT PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN HARFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, OF COURSE, THE FIRST THOUGHT WE HAVE IS OUR P T. A AND THE WORK OF OUR PITA AND ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS AND THE GREAT LEADERSHIP THAT WE HAVE THERE WITH PARENTS. SO I WOULD LIKE TO TURN IT OVER TO MISS RENEE AND BRC, WHO IS OUR PRESIDENT OF OUR HARFORD COUNTY COUNCIL PTA WHO'S GOING TO TALK A BIT ABOUT THE WORK OF TO IN OUR SCHOOLS. SO THERE ARE SIX NATIONAL PTA STANDARDS. UM THE FIRST IS WELCOMING ALL FAMILIES COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY SECOND SUPPORTING STUDENTS SUCCESSES.

THIRD SPEAKING UP FOR EVERY CHILD EXPORT. SHARING POWER FIFTH AND COLLABORATING WITH THE COMMUNITY IS SIX. UM AT I DON'T KNOW HOW MANY OF YOU ARE AWARE BUT JOINING, UM YOUR LOCAL PTA MEANS THAT YOU PLAY A PART IN THE NATIONAL PTA. A MISSION? UML P TA SELLS A PORTION OF THOSE PROCEEDS GO TO THE NATIONAL PTA TO SUPPORT THAT WORK. SO UM, I WOULD LIKE TO ENCOURAGE EVERYBODY. UM PARENTS, UH, STAFF. COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO JOIN THE LOCAL P T. A S. IN SOME CASES, THEY ARE STRUGGLING, UM REMEMBER AND A LEADER IN SEVERAL UM, THAT COULD YOU SUPPORT? UM AND I JUST ASK FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF THE LOCAL PTA STAND THE LOCAL LEADERSHIP. UM, AND THE SCHOOLS BECAUSE WE'VE HEARD FROM PRINCIPLES AS WELL, WHO ARE LOOKING FOR PARENTS TO LEAD AND ENGAGED. UM, BUT. WE NEED THE SUPPORT FROM THE SCHOOLS TO FIND THOSE INDIVIDUALS. THANK YOU.

THANKS FOR BEING HERE. CBRC. MOVING ON TALKING ABOUT PARENT ACADEMY, WHICH IS A NEW INITIATIVE THAT WE STARTED IN 2019. I WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT FOR YOU BOARD THAT WE CREATED THE PARENT ACADEMY IN DIRECT RESPONSE TO PARENTS SURVEY THAT WE HAD RELEASED. WE HAD OVER TO THEIR 2000 PARENTS IN 2019. WHO HAD REQUESTED, UM, REPORT BASICALLY REPORTED THAT THEY NEEDED SUPPORT FOR A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT TOPICS. AND SO WE CREATED THE PARENT ACADEMY REAL TALK VIDEO SERIES. AND SO WHAT WE'VE BEEN DOING IS HAVING GUESTS, UM, ON A REAL TALK VIDEO SERIES TO HIGHLIGHT TOPICS THAT ARE OF INTEREST TO PARENTS. SOME OF THE TOPICS HAVE BEEN SAFETY AND SECURITY. MENTAL HEALTH HOW TO HANDLE SOCIAL MEDIA WITH OUR CHILDREN IN AN EFFECTIVE WAY HANDLING BEHAVIOR CHALLENGES SUPPORTING OUR CHILDREN'S LEARNING FROM HOME, ESPECIALLY DURING COVID CLOSURE. AS WELL AS , UM, REALLY WORKING TO SUPPORT OUR PARENTS OF STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS. SO WE'VE BEEN DOING THOSE REAL TALK VIDEOS TO THIS POINT WE HAVE ABOUT 40 OF THEM ON THE PARENT ACADEMY WEBSITE, AND I'LL REFERENCE THAT IN JUST A MOMENT. WE'VE ALSO BEEN HOSTING PARENT ACADEMY WORKSHOPS AND EVENTS AND THOSE HAVE BEEN AGAIN HOSTED. PRETTY MUCH VIRTUALLY SINCE THE COVID CLOSURE. BUT THEN, AS WE RETURNED TO IN PERSON, WE'VE

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BEEN HOLDING THEM IN PERSON AS WELL. SO AGAIN, WE'VE HAD, UM, ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH WILL OFFER THOSE WORKSHOPS AND, UM PARENTS CAN JOIN THEM. WE ACTUALLY HAD ONE RECENTLY THIS PAST THURSDAY EVENING. JESSICA LEAHY WAS THE NATIONAL NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER SHE OFFERED, UM, A WORKSHOP FOR PARENTS ON THE GIFT OF FAILURE HOW TO HELP OUR STUDENTS SUCCEED AS THEY'RE STRUGGLING. SO UM, IT WAS A WELL ATTENDED WORKSHOP WE HAD ABOUT 100. PARENTS ATTEND THAT ONE AT PATTERSON MILL. UM WE'VE ALSO STARTED A NEW INITIATIVE THIS YEAR CALLED THE FAMILY FRIENDLY SCHOOL AWARD, AND THAT INITIATIVE HAS BEEN VERY SUCCESSFUL. WE HAVE BEEN PARTNERING WITH CHICK FIL A AND WE'VE BEEN CELEBRATING OUR SCHOOLS AND THE COMMUNITY THAT DO A REALLY GREAT JOB ON BEING FAMILY FRIENDLY. AND SO WHAT WE DO IS WE RUN THIS PROGRAM SEPTEMBER THROUGH MAY AND, UM PARENTS ARE ABLE TO NOMINATE THEIR SCHOOL IF THEY THINK THEIR SCHOOLS FAMILY FRIENDLY AND THEN THAT NOMINATED SCHOOL IS GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE COMMUNITY AND PARENTS TO BASICALLY VOTE FOR THEM. AND WE'VE HAD A WINNER EACH MONTH.

WE ACTUALLY WILL BE CELEBRATING OUR NEXT WINNER FOR APRIL TOMORROW MORNING, SO THANK YOU.

FOR ALL OF YOU THAT HAVE BEEN ABLE TO ATTEND THE CELEBRATIONS. IT'S BEEN A GREAT JOINING AND FELLOWSHIP AND FUN AT OUR SCHOOLS AROUND FAMILY FRIENDLY. AND THEN FINALLY, THE OFFICE OF FAMILY AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS IS NOT THE ONLY OFFICE DOING THIS WORK AND HARTFORD COUNTY. OF COURSE, I WORK ALONGSIDE COLLEAGUES, THE INNER AGENTS INTERAGENCY WORK THAT WE'RE DOING, BUT ALSO THE INNER OFFICE WORK IN HARTFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS. WE'VE BEEN FOCUSING WITH THE OFFICE OF EQUITY AND CULTURAL PROFICIENCY CURRICULUM INSTRUCTION AND ASSESSMENT TITLE ONE STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES, SPECIAL EDUCATION. WE ALL COME TOGETHER AND TALK ABOUT HOW ARE WE WORKING ON FAMILY ENGAGEMENT TOGETHER? HOW CAN WE PLAN STRATEGICALLY TOGETHER? AND HOW DO WE REALLY JOIN FORCES TO GATHER TO SUPPORT OUR FAMILIES AND OUR COMMUNITIES? SO AS I REFERENCED BEFORE THE PARENT ACADEMY, UM, WEB PAGE HAS ALL OF THESE RESOURCES THERE AND WE ARE CONSISTENTLY UPDATING THEM THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOL YEAR WILL BE WORKING THIS SUMMER AND PLANNING FOR NEXT SCHOOL YEAR AS WELL. AS I SAID, IT'S NOT JUST INTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS WHO WERE OFFERING THESE WORKSHOPS WE HAVE NATIONAL SPEAKERS. WE HAVE STATE REPRESENTATIVES, AND WE ALSO HAVE LOCAL COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS. YOU JOIN US FOR THESE WORKSHOPS, AND WE'RE CONSTANTLY TRYING TO HEAR FROM PARENTS. WHAT DO THEY WANT TO HEAR MORE ABOUT? WHAT ARE THEY INTERESTED IN? AND THEN WE CREATE THOSE WORKSHOPS AROUND THOSE NEEDS. AND THEN, OF COURSE, WE CAN'T TALK ABOUT FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT UNLESS WE TALK ABOUT THE WORK GOING ON IN OUR SCHOOLS, AND SO WHAT I WANT TO, UM, FIRST OF ALL START WITH HIS OUR PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL. UM WE HAVE A NEWLY FORMED PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL THAT'S WORKING TO SUPPORT OUR TEACHERS AND STAFF AND STUDENTS AND PARENTS IN OUR SCHOOLS. AND SO THE PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL HAS JUST BEEN FORMED THIS YEAR, AND HEATHER SOUL IS THE CO CHAIR OF THE PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL. AND SHE'S GOING TO PROVIDE US AN UPDATE ON THE WORK THAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING ON TOGETHER TO MOVE THE WORK FORWARD FOR FAMILY ENGAGEMENT. THANK YOU. GOOD EVENING. I'M REALLY HAPPY TO BE HERE. AS MISS STAPLETON MENTIONED I AM THE CO CHAIR OF THE PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL, AND I'D LIKE TO FIRST START BY ACKNOWLEDGING THE PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS WHO HAVE JOINED US HERE TONIGHT IF YOU COULD STAND UP. UM. IN A NUTSHELL. THE MISSION OF THE PACKAGE TO PROVIDE FEEDBACK AND ADVICE TO THE SCHOOL SYSTEM ON THEIR PARENT ENGAGEMENT EFFORTS. UM WE ARE AND INTENTIONALLY DIVERSE GROUP OF 38 HCPS PARENT VOLUNTEERS REPRESENTING ALL GRADE LEVELS K THROUGH 12 THROUGHOUT HARFORD COUNTY. WE MEET ROUGHLY ONCE A MONTH. AND I WANT TO JUST TALK ABOUT A COUPLE OF THE THINGS THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY WORKING ON ONE OF THE THINGS THAT WE LIKE TO FOCUS THAT WE ARE WE'VE STARTED TO FOCUS ON IS CONSISTENCY. CONSISTENCY QUICKLY BECAME ONE OF OUR EARLY AREAS OF FOCUS. AND WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF CONSIDERING RECOMMENDATIONS FOR IMPROVING PROCEDURAL CONSISTENCY THROUGHOUT THE SCHOOLS ACROSS THE COUNTY. UM, ANOTHER AREA WE'RE LOOKING AT IS ACCESSIBILITY. WE'RE LOOKING AND RESEARCHING METHODS FOR SHARING TIMELY AND RELEVANT INFORMATION WITH PARENTS THROUGHOUT MULTIPLE PLATFORMS, WHICH INCLUDE THINGS LIKE WEBSITES, APPS AND SOCIAL MEDIA. SOMETHING LIKE 60% OF INTERNET INTERNET TRAFFIC IN THE UNITED STATES COMES FROM MOBILE DEVICES ALONE, SO ABSOLUTELY, OF VERY USEFUL TOOL. WE WOULD ALSO AH, WE ALSO. ATTEMPT TO COMMUNICATE TOPICS OF VALUE TO PARENTS AND THE COMMUNITY. WE

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ARE CONSIDERING WAYS TO MAKE SURE THAT ALL PARENTS ARE ABLE TO UNDERSTAND THE INFORMATION THAT COMES HOME TO THEM ABOUT THEIR CHILD'S. EDUCATIONAL PROGRESS AND ALSO TO PROVIDE TOOLS FOR PARENTS ON HOW TO QUESTION ADVOCATE PROVIDE FEEDBACK. AND PROVIDE FEEDBACK TO SCHOOLS, CREATING A TWO WAY RELATIONSHIP. WE ARE REFRAMING THE CONVERSATION BY ATTEMPTING TO BRING PARENTS INTO THEIR CHILD'S EDUCATIONAL PROCESS. UM SO THANK YOU FOR LETTING ME SPEAK AND I'LL HAND IT BACK OVER TO MISS STAPLETON. MISSED WARNING AND THANK YOU TO OUR PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS . I KNOW YOU ALL ARE VERY BUSY AND THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR BEING HERE THIS EVENING. IN THE WORK OF FAMILY ENGAGEMENT AGAIN TALKING ABOUT OUR SCHOOLS. IT'S ESSENTIAL TO HIGHLIGHT THAT WE'VE STARTED A NEW INITIATIVE AGAIN. UM THE PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT LIAISON, AND THIS IS A STAFF POSITION. UM THAT'S PART OF ME A STIPEND POSITION OF OUR STAFF MEMBERS, SO WE HAVE STAFF MEMBERS IN EACH OF OUR SCHOOL OUTSIDE OF THEIR REGULAR DUTY DAY WHO HAVE STEPPED UP AND SAID I AM ENTHUSIASTIC ABOUT PARENTING COMMUNITY GAUGE MINT, AND I REALLY WANT TO WORK TO MAKE SURE THAT OUR PARENTS AND COMMUNITY ARE ENGAGED IN OUR CHILDREN'S LEARNING AND THERE TO WAVE RELATIONSHIPS ARE ESTABLISHED.

SO WHAT I'D LIKE TO DO NOW IS HANDED OVER TO MR YUSUF, WHO IS OUR PACE LIAISON. THAT BILL OR HIGH SCHOOL, AND IT'S BEEN WORKING SEVERAL YEARS ON BUILDING THEIR PARENT AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT WORK, MR KATSU. DING. UM I TEACH MATH AT BELLA HIGH SCHOOL, AND I'M A CO PACED LIAISON, ALI BEN FIELD, AND I'VE BEEN WORKING FOR THE PAST COUPLE OF YEARS TOGETHER WITH THE TEAM. UH HUH. OUR VISION IS THAT BELL OR HIGH SCHOOL, WE WANT TO POSITION OURSELVES AS THE COMMUNITY RESOURCE CENTER. UM AND THIS VISION WAS KIND OF BORN IN THE FALL OF 2018. WHEN ONE OF OUR ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS AT THE TIME, DR HELEN MILLER. AH REACHED OUT TO THE STAFF BY EMAIL LOOKING FOR FOLKS WHO ARE INTERESTED IN ENGAGING FAMILIES.

UM AT THAT TIME WE BEGAN DEVELOPING SOMETHING THAT I BEL AIR WE CALL THE BOBCAT FAMILY CONNECTIONS SERIES. UH, IT BEGAN IN PERSON. WHERE WE GATHERED COMMUNITY PARTNERS, FAMILIES, EDUCATORS, STUDENTS, EVERYONE TOGETHER. UM. TO SHARE RESOURCES AND LEARN TOGETHER WE HAD OUR STUDENT. FOODS CLASS, PREPARE ORDERS AND THINGS, UH, WHICH ACTUALLY GOT THEM? HIRED IF YOU WILL. THEY GOT SOME CATERING JOBS IN THE COMMUNITY FROM THAT EXPERIENCE, WHICH WAS CALLED TO HIGHLIGHT THE STUDENTS AND TO ALL OF THE PARENTS AND COMMUNITY THAT WAS THERE. UM WE CONNECTED WITH DIFFERENT COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS, WHICH LEAD TO MENTAL HEALTH ASSEMBLY FOR OUR SCHOOL THAT WAS WIDELY SUCCESSFUL, AND OVER THE YEARS PRE COVID. THIS HAS GROWN TO LARGER IN PERSON EVENTS. WHERE PARENTS GOT TO CHOOSE, AND FAMILIES GOT TO CHOOSE SPECIFIC TOPICS THAT THEY WERE INTERESTED IN TO RECEIVE INFORMATION. DURING THE COVID PANDEMIC. WE HAD TO PIVOT AND WITH THE HELP OF MR COMMANDER AND OUR ADMINISTRATION, WE HOSTED OUR EVENTS. JUST AN SINGULAR TOPICS, AND WE DID THOSE THROUGH THE LIVE TEAMS EVENTS. WE HAD TOPICS COVERING MENTAL HEALTH AS WELL AS, UM, STUDY STRATEGIES AND THINGS FOR OUR LIFE IN TO HELP YOU AS A STUDENT OR AN ADULT THROUGH LIFE. THAT IS ONE OF THOSE EVENTS THAT WAS HELD VIRTUALLY AND WE HAVE THOSE ON OUR WEBSITE. OUR BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHTS HAD TO CHANGE AND WE, UM THIS YEAR OR LAST YEAR. WE HAD RECORDED. NO, IT WAS THIS YEAR. WE RECORDED. EVERY TEACHER HAD AN INTRO VIDEO THAT WE RECORDED AND PUT IT ON OUR WEBSITE SINCE FRED PARENTS WEREN'T ABLE TO COME AND MEET THE STAFF. WE ALSO POSTED OUR SYLLABI TO THE WEBSITE FOR EVERY CLASS SINCE PARENTS DON'T HAVE ACCESS TO ITS LEARNING ON THEIR OWN. THEY HAVE TO ACCESS IT WITH THEIR STUDENTS THROUGH THE STUDENT ACCOUNT, SO WE TRIED TO DO THOSE THINGS TO MAKE. GIVE ACCESS TO US PROVIDE THE BEST WAY TO COMMUNICATE WITH THE TEACHERS. AS WELL AS HOSTING A LIVE EVENT WHERE WE WERE ABLE TO SHARE WHAT THE SCHOOL YEAR WAS GOING TO LOOK LIKE. DURING THE PANDEMIC. WE HELD AN EVENT ON COURSE REGISTRATION FOR FAMILIES. THAT'S NOT SOMETHING WE'VE DONE BEFORE. AND THAT WAS VERY WIDELY ATTENDED AND SOMETHING THAT WEING ANNUALLY EVEN IN PERSON. UM THE. UNDER THE DIRECTION OF OUR NEW PRINCIPAL, MR DILEMMA. WE'VE CONTINUED THIS WORK AND

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PARTICULARLY INCREASING OUR COMMUNICATION, UH THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA. NOW IT'S MORE NEWSLETTERS . UM, AND THINGS THAT ARE GOING OUT WITH TARGETED REGULARITY. IF THAT MAKES SENSE. UM WE'RE EXCITED TO WELCOME FAMILIES BACK TO OUR SCHOOL NEXT YEAR, THOUGH, FOR EVENTS AGAIN, AND OUR TEAM UNDERSTANDS THAT PARENTS ARE THE WHERE THE FIRST TEACHERS FOR OUR STUDENTS AND THEY'RE GOING TO BE THE STUDENTS, LONGEST TEACHERS, AND SO WE VALUE THEM ON OUR TEAM AND FDLR HIGH SCHOOL WHERE WORKING TO CONTINUE LEARNING FROM THE FAMILIES ABOUT THEIR CHILDREN AND WORKING WITH THEM TO INCREASE OUR STUDENT SUCCESS. AND NOW I HAVE THE PRIVILEGE OF INTRODUCING YOU TO MISS ME. HE'S A GREEN WHO I'VE HAD THE PRIVILEGE OF WORKING WITH AND SEVERAL CONVERSATIONS AND LEARNED A LOT FROM Q. THANK YOU FOR THE TIME THIS EVENING, UM AS A PACE WORKER, AND BELIEVE THAT IT IS REALLY, UM, IMPORTANT TO HAVE THESE IN THE SCHOOLS AND THE WORK THAT WE HAVE IMPLEMENTED AT MAGNOLIA MIDDLE SCHOOL ALONE. AS A CASEWORKER. WE DO THE JOB OF BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP. THESE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE EVENTS THAT WE'VE HAD THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. UM, WE'VE DONE MANY, BUT BUILDING A RELATIONSHIP IS BIG FOR US AS FAMILY ENGAGEMENT IS ONE OF OUR FIVE COLLECTIVE. COMMITTEES AT OUR SCHOOL, AND WE BELIEVE THAT IT IS THE FOUNDATION OF EVERYTHING WE DO AT MAGNOLIA MIDDLE SCHOOL. WE WANT TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE PARENTS, BUT WE ALSO WANT TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH THE STAKEHOLDERS ARE STAKEHOLDERS BEING OUR PARENTS, COMMUNITY CHURCHES? BUSINESSES AND EVERYONE'S WHO DEALS WITH OUR CHILDREN. THAT MEANS GOING OUT AND STEPPING OUT OF OUR BOX AND GOING TO SEE WHERE OUR CHILDREN ARE AT WANT TO BE A RESOURCE. WE DON'T WANT TO BE THE RESOURCE. WE WANT TO BE A RESOURCE FOR OUR PARENTS AND OUR CHILDREN. THAT MEANS FINDING OUT WHAT'S AVAILABLE IN THE COMMUNITY, MAKING SURE THAT WE HAVE OUR CARE CLOSET AND BEING ABLE TO FUNCTION IT AND BEING ABLE TO SUPPLY THE NEEDS. ABOUT CHILDREN THERE IN THE JOPPATOWNE EDGEWOOD AREA, SO BEING A RESOURCE IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT WHEN THEY CAN'T FIND WHAT THEY NEED THAT WE HAVE THIS INFORMATION AVAILABLE IF WE DON'T HAVE IT AVAILABLE AT THE SCHOOL. AS I SAID, I'LL STAKEHOLDERS. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE ARE ABLE TO COMMUNICATE WITH OUR STAKEHOLDERS. THAT MEANS AGAIN.

IF WE HAVE TO STEP OUT OF OUR BOX OF THE SCHOOL AND GO AND MEET THEM, WRITE LETTERS MAKE PHONE CALLS. THAT'S WHAT WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT WE DO AND WHY? BECAUSE WE WANT TO BREAK THE STIGMA, THE STIGMA THAT THE SCHOOLS ARE NOT APPROACHABLE THAT YOU CAN'T SPEAK TO ADMIN THAT YOU CAN'T GET INFORMATION THAT YOU CAN'T WALK INTO SCHOOL AND THAT'S BEEN A STIGMA. THAT'S BEEN THERE FOR A VERY LONG TIME AND ESPECIALLY IN THE AREA OF MAGNOLIA MIDDLE SCHOOL. BECAUSE IT SEEMS LIKE WE ARE DIFFERENT AT TIMES FROM EVERYONE ELSE. SO IT SEEMS LIKE WE'RE SCHOOL THAT'S NOT APPROACHABLE. WE HAVE BROKEN THAT STIGMA AND HOW WE'VE DONE THAT. WE'VE DONE THAT, BY ONE CREATE AN F E F, WHICH IS OUR FAMILY ENGAGEMENT OF FEBRUARY IN FEBRUARY OF THIS YEAR, 2022 WE ASKED THAT EVERY SINGLE TEACHER HELP US TO MAKE ENGAGEMENT WITH EVERY PARENT THROUGH A PHONE CALL. I KNOW IT SOUNDS IMPOSSIBLE, LIKE, GIVE ME A BREAK A PHONE CALL, BUT WE UNDERSTOOD THAT IN OUR AREA OF JOPPATOWNE, A PHONE CALL MEANT A LOT EVEN IF WE LEFT THE MESSAGE BEING ABLE TO HEAR A TEACHER'S VOICE, AND WE WERE ABLE TO NOT ONLY MEET THAT GOAL, WHAT GO EXCEEDINGLY, WITH THE SECOND CALL JUST AS WELL FROM OUR TEACHERS AND STAFF OF EVERYONE THAT WAS INCLUDED. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PACE WORKERS SUPPORT THE TEACHERS. SO NOT ONLY ARE WE SUPPORTING OUR ADMIN WE SUPPORT OUR TEACHERS IN ANY WAY POSSIBLE BEING ABLE TO BUILD RELATIONSHIPS WITH OUR TEACHERS, OUR STAFF AND OUR STUDENTS WHEN NEEDED. WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ENGAGE WITH OUR FAMILIES. I GUESS THAT'S THE REASON WHY WE EXIST. THANKS, MARY BETH STAPLETON IS TO ENGAGE WITH OUR FAMILIES BY HAVING IN PERSON EVENTS AND I KNOW IT'S BEEN HARD THROUGHOUT COVID, AND WE'VE BEEN THINGS VIRTUALLY SO UP HERE, YOU SEE COMFORT AND JOY, WHICH WAS ONE OF OUR EVENTS IN FEBRUARY. AND WHAT WE DID ONLINE WAS SHOW OUR FAMILIES. OUR HOMES. SOUNDS FUNNY, BUT WE MIGHT HAVE HAD BACKGROUNDS, BUT THEY WERE ABLE TO WELCOME US VIRTUALLY INTO THEIR HOMES AS THEY WERE INTO OUR HOME. WE HAD EVERY ADMIN ON BOARD ALONG WITH TEACHERS AND WHAT WE DID WAS WE MADE RICE KRISPIE TREAT. AND I MIGHT HAVE SANG AND DANCED A LITTLE BIT, BUT THAT'S ENOUGH FOR THAT. BUT WE HAD A GREAT TIME WITH THAT. SO THAT'S JUST ONE OF OUR EVENTS AND OUR BIGGEST EVENT IS RY. OTHERWISE WE HEAR YOU WE UNDERSTAND. OBVIOUSLY TODAY THAT PARENTS WANT TO BE HEARD. AND WE WANTED TO BUILD AN ENVIRONMENT WHERE WE HEAR THEM. IT'S THE TIME WITH STUDENTS, I WOULD SAY WELL, STAFF AND PARENTS, UM WELL MORE STAFF AND ADMIN FIND A PLACE TO KIND OF BE QUIET AND JUST LISTEN TO HEAR WHAT THE PARENTS HAVE TO SAY. SO THIS TIME AROUND, WE DO THIS, UM, EVERY MONTH, BUT NOW WE'RE GOING TO DO IT IN THE FORM OF DESSERTS AND DISCUSSIONS THAT'S COMING UP FOR EIGHT GRADERS. WHERE WE PICKED THE TIME FOR JUST EIGHT GRADE PARENTS SO THAT WE CAN GO AHEAD AND SEE HOW WE CAN CELEBRATE THEM AND APPRECIATE THEM AT THE END OF THE YEAR, SO THAT'S JUST A LITTLE BIT ABOUT WHAT WE DO AT MAGNOLIA MIDDLE SCHOOL, AND WE ARE VERY THANKFUL AND HOPING THAT WE SEE MORE ENGAGEMENT. WITH OUR PACE WORKERS. THANK YOU, MR CHRISTOPHER, MISS GREEN. SO AS MS GREEN MENTIONED, THIS IS VERY ESSENTIAL THAT WE HAVE THIS SUPPORT FOR TEACHERS, AND SO ALL OF OUR PAY STAFF AND IN OUR MINISTRATIONS LAST SUMMER PARTICIPATED IN HER FAMILY ENGAGEMENT SUMMIT. AND THAT'S

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SOME. IT WAS AROUND THE WORK OF DR STEPHEN CONSTANTINO. HE'S A NATIONAL LEADER IN FAMILY ENGAGEMENT. HE'S KNOWN ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND THE REASON HE'S SO ENGAGING IS BECAUSE HE'S BEEN A TEACHER. HE HAS BEEN A SCHOOL PRINCIPAL. HE HAS BEEN A SUPERINTENDENT. HE'S WALKED THE WALK, AND SO HE CAN REALLY SPEAK TO THE NEED AROUND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT. HE TALKS ABOUT FAMILY ENGAGEMENT, AND HE SAYS THAT WHEN YOU HAVE A CAKE AND YOU'RE BAKING IT AND YOU'RE MISSING AN INGREDIENT THAT CAKE WILL PROBABLY NOT BE VERY TASTY. WELL, THAT'S THE PROBLEM IF YOU DON'T HAVE FAMILY ENGAGEMENT IN A SCHOOL AND IN A SCHOOLHOUSE, SO WHAT HE HAS TAUGHT US IS THAT WE HAVE TO HAVE FIVE SIMPLE PRINCIPLES SIMILAR TO THE PTA STANDARDS WHERE THERE IS A CULTURE THAT ENGAGES EVERY FAMILY. THAT MEANS AS YOU DRIVE INTO THE PARKING LOT. THERE'S SIGNS THAT SAY THAT YOU'RE WELCOME. THAT YOU KNOW HOW TO GET INTO THE BUILDING THAT YOU KNOW IF YOU YOU ARE NOT SPEAKING ENGLISH THAT YOU WILL GET SUPPORT. IF YOU'RE NOT SPEAK ENGLISH. YOU HAVE REPORT. YOU KNOW SERVICES IN THE IN THE SCHOOL TO HELP THAT COMMUNICATING EFFECTIVELY AND DEVELOPING RELATIONSHIPS. WE KNOW THAT EVERY TEACHER IS REACHING OUT TO THEIR THEIR CHILD'S PARENTS. THEY'RE KEEPING THEM UP TO DATE ON THEIR PROGRESS, AND THAT INFORMATION IS LEADING VERSUS LAGGING. WHAT HE SAYS IS THAT THAT INFORMATION IS NOT JUST IN THE FOLDER AT THE END OF THE DAY, BUT THAT TEACHERS ARE SENDING OUT INFORMATION AT THE BEGINNING OF THE WEEK, AND WE HAVE MANY TEACHERS THAT ARE DOING THAT ACROSS THE SYSTEM. BUILDING FAMILY EFFICACY, REALLY MAKING SURE OUR PARENTS UNDERSTAND WHAT ARE THOSE MILESTONES AND MARKERS THAT CHILDREN NEED TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THEIR ACADEMIC PROGRESS AND THEN SUPPORTING THAT LEARNING AT HOME. ENGAGING EVERY FAMILY AND DECISION MAKING SO MAKING SURE THAT PARENTS ARE A PART OF THE DECISION MAKING THROUGH THE PITA STRUCTURE AND THE PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL AND THEN ENGAGING THE GREATER COMMUNITY AS MISS GREEN SPOKE TO MAKING SURE OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERS ARE COMING ALONGSIDE. AND SUPPORTING OUR SCHOOLS ON THEIR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS, BECAUSE WE KNOW ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS ARE VERY DIFFERENT IN THOSE NEEDS.

SO FINALLY, JUST TO KIND OF REMIND US AGAIN OF THESE LOVELY PARENTS. HOW DO WE WORK TOGETHER EVERY DAY TO ENGAGE EVERY FAMILY IN THE FAMILY AND COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP WORK IN THIS COUNTY IS THROUGH THE PARENT ACADEMY. OUR PTA PARTNERSHIP OR PAY STAFF ARE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OR PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL AND OUR COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS. AND I THANK YOU FOR THIS TIME FOR THE PRESENTATION. AND, UM, WE BE HAPPY TO TAKE ANY QUESTIONS. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU ALL VERY MUCH.

I'M GONNA START WITH QUESTIONS INSTEAD OF LETTING OTHER PEOPLE START MISTY BRC. IS IT TOO LATE TO JOIN THE PTA OR COMPARE? IT'S STILL DO THAT. FIGURED I WOULD PUT IN THE PLUG YEARLONG. THANK YOU, MRS GAUTIER. YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A PC A, UH, TO JOIN. YOU CAN GO TO THE HARFORD COUNTY COUNCIL OF TO A WEBSITE AT HCC DASH PITA .ORG. UM AND THEN THERE'S A THERE'S A PAGE FOR LOCAL P T A S. AND SO THE LENGTH THAT I HAVE WILL TAKE YOU TO, UM THE DIFFERENT SCHOOLS. UH, ORGANIZATIONAL, UM, MEMBERSHIP PAGES. AND YOU MIGHT NOT KNOW THE ANSWER THAT CAN CAN WE JOIN? ONLINE LIKE OR DO YOU HAVE TO SEND IN PAPERS? NO IT'S ON FOR THE FOR THE ONES THAT I THE ONES THAT I HAVE THERE ALL LINKS AND THEY'LL AND YOU CAN JOIN VIA CREDIT CARD. UM OR IF YOU DON'T WANT TO JOIN VIA CREDIT CARD? UM THERE ARE LINKS TO FACEBOOK PAGES SO YOU CAN REACH OUT TO THE LOCAL LEADERS. UM, IF YOU PREFER TO WRITE A CHECK OR SOMETHING. IT'S JUST AS EASY AS POINT AND CLICK. YEP. JUST THROWING IT OUT THERE. ALRIGHT. ANYONE ANY QUESTIONS? AND AFTER EVERYTHING WE'VE HEARD. NOT JUST TONIGHT, BUT OVER THE PRECEDING WEEKS AND MONTHS ABOUT THE CONCERNS PARENTS HAVE HAD ABOUT A VARIETY OF ISSUES. IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. WE HAVE A VEHICLE HERE. THAT ALLOWS PARENTS TO HAVE THE INTERACTION BETWEEN THEIR CONCERNS. AND THROUGH YOU, MISS STAPLETON DIRECT LINE TO UPPER ADMINISTRATION. DO YOU REACH OUT? HOW DO SOME OF THE PARENTS WHO HAVE EXPRESSED SOME CONCERNS OVER THE PAST WEEKS AND MONTHS? REACH OUT TO YOU IN ORDER TO GET IN, BUT I THINK I'M I'M INTRIGUED BY THE YOU KNOW THE THING THAT THE SEWER IS HEADING UP TO THE PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL THAT PROBABLY HAS THE MOST. THEY'RE ALL IMPORTANT. IN TERMS OF DIRECT LINK BETWEEN THE CONCERNS. THE COMMUNITY HAS AND TRANS, TRANSFERRING THAT TO UPPER ADMINISTRATION. HOW DO PARENTS GET INVOLVED IN YOU HAVE 38 MEMBERS WOULD SAY 50 CAME TO YOUR OFFICE TOMORROW AND SAID THEY WANT TO ALL BE ALL JOIN. IS THERE A LIMIT, DO YOU WHAT'S HOW DO THEY GET INVOLVED? RIGHT? SO THE PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL WAS

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ACTUALLY A STANDARD ESTABLISHED THROUGH A AN APPLICATION PROCESS , WHICH WAS, UM, WE HAD ABOUT 150 PARENTS THAT WOULD ORIGINALLY INTERESTED AND THEN I GAVE A PRESENTATION ON WHAT THE REQUIREMENT AND THE COMMITMENT WAS. AND SO WE ENDED WITH ABOUT 38. HOWEVER IF I DID HAVE 50 PARENTS COME TO ME. I WOULD CERTAINLY I ASKED THEM TO WORK WITH STB. I SEE AT THE SCHOOL LEVEL AND THEN CONSIDER APPLYING NEXT YEAR AS WE START THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR. YOU KNOW, WE DO HAVE TWO YEAR TERMS, BUT WE COULD CERTAINLY PUT THEM IN THE QUEUE FOR AFTER THOSE TWO YEARS.

BUT TO YOUR POINT AROUND THAT THE TOPICS AND THE ISSUES THAT THE PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL OR ADDRESSING DR PHILLIPS THE SAFETY AND SECURITY PIECE THAT YOU HEARD SEVERAL WEEKS AGO THAT'S SOMETHING THAT PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL WERE ABLE TO GIVE FEEDBACK ON. AS THEY HEARD THE PLANS AROUND THAT, SO WE'RE REALLY TRYING TO PRESENT UM, ALL THE ISSUES THAT THAT THEY'RE SAYING THEY NEED TO HEAR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT AND WE'RE HAVING LEADERS IN THIS SYSTEM.

SPEAK TO THEM, THEN WE'RE HAVING THEM COME UP WITH SOME SOLUTIONS AND IDEAS AROUND. HOW CAN WE CREATE CHANGE IN THIS COUNTY? AS MR MENTIONED CONSISTENCY IS A PIECE THAT KEEPS COMING UP IN THESE CONVERSATIONS? SOME OF OUR PARENTS HAVE EXCEPTIONAL EXPERIENCES WITH COMMUNICATION WITH TEACHERS THROUGHOUT THEIR THEIR THEIR TIME HERE, AND SOME IT VARIES. IT EBBS AND FLOWS, SO WE JUST WANT CONSISTENCY THAT IT REALLY IS EVERY TEACHER EVERY DAY ENGAGING WITH OUR WITH OUR PARENTS, AND WE KNOW OUR TEACHERS ARE VERY BUSY AND WE DON'T WANT IT JUST TO BE ANOTHER THING, BUT WE'RE HEARING CONSISTENCY IS IN NEED FROM OUR PARENT ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS AND SO AGAIN, REALLY PUTTING SOME ACTION ITEMS IN PLACE SO THAT WE CAN CREATE CHANGE IN PRACTICE. AND SUPPORTING OUR SCHOOL'S THAT WAY. I JUST HAVE A COMMENT. I WAS REALLY I'M REALLY PLEASED TO HEAR THAT WE ALSO HAVE A PRESENCE IN EACH SCHOOL. SO. ALL THE PHONE CALLS DON'T HAVE TO COME TO YOU, MISS STAPLETON. THERE IS SOMEONE ON SITE IN EACH ONE OF OUR SCHOOL BUILDINGS. AT LEAST ONE INDIVIDUAL. TWO WOULD BE A POINT OF CONTACT FOR THE PARENTS AS WELL. YES THAT'S OUR PARENT COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT LIAISONS AND THEIR STIPEND EMPLOYEES THROUGH A GRANT THAT WE'VE RECEIVED. AND SO THEIR JOB IS TO REALLY MAKE THOSE CONNECTIONS AND THEY'RE BEING TRAINED TO DO SO. SO YES, WE WOULD DEFINITELY, UM DEFER TO THEM AS WELL. AND WHEN WE, UM WHEN YOU GET THESE HOT BUTTON ITEMS THAT INFORMATION IS THEN TRANSMITTED TO YOU. TO SHARE WITH CORRECT. RIGHT SO, DOCTOR, OKAY. STAFFER ACTUALLY MEETING ON WE'VE CREATED, UM LEARNING CIRCLES THAT ARE BASED ON AREA REGIONAL SCHOOLS BY LEVEL, SO OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN THE EDGEWOOD AREA IN BEL AIR AND THE NORTH HARFORD THEIR MEETING TOGETHER. SAME WITH METAL. SAME WITH HIGH MR GREEN AND MR KASICH, FOR ACTUALLY ARE LEADERS IN THOSE CIRCLES? UM SO, YES, THEY'RE HEARING THOSE HOT TOPICS AND THEY'RE REALLY TRYING TO WORK WITH THEIR COLLEAGUES ON HOW TO ADDRESS THEM AND HOW TO CREATE CHANGE IN THE SCHOOLHOUSE AND IN THE COMMUNITY. WE HAVE SO MANY RESOURCES AVAILABLE. I'M VERY, VERY PLEASED AT WHAT THE SYSTEM HAS IN EXISTENCE AT THIS POINT IN TIME. AND MR D P R. C. THANK YOU FOR MAKING PEOPLE TO CLICKABLE. IT'S A LOT EASIER. THAT WAY. I REALLY DO APPRECIATE IT. THANK YOU. YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? ANYBODY IF ANYBODY HAS ANY QUESTIONS, YOU KNOW, JUST REACH OUT WE HAVE ON OUR WEBSITE. WE HAVE A CONTACT US LINK. AS WELL. SO AND IF YOUR GRANDPARENTS YOU CAN JOIN MORE THAN ONE PITA AS WELL, DON'T FORGET YOU CAN AS WELL SO YES. I JUST WANTED TO GIVEN ANOTHER PLUG TO JOIN THE PTA. I'VE BEEN A MEMBER OF A FEW PTS AS MY DAUGHTER MOVED FROM NORTH HARFORD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TO NORRISVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND IT'S SUCH A GREAT WEALTH OF INFORMATION AND SUPPORT NETWORK , AND I KNOW THAT THERE'S A LOT OF CONCERNED PARENTS OUT THERE.

SO IF YOU NEED MORE INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON IN YOUR SCHOOL OR JUST KIND OF A SOUNDING BOARD WITH OTHER PARENTS UM IT'S A REALLY GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO GET INVOLVED.

RICARDO. THANK YOU. I HAVE A COUPLE OF QUESTIONS. WHEN WE ARE GOING TO RE WHEN THESE TERMS ARE UP, OR HOW DID WE ORIGINALLY ADVERTISED? HOW DID PARENTS FIND OUT ABOUT THIS COMMITTEE OR HOW WILL THEY FIND OUT ABOUT GOING FORWARD? SO WE DID ADVERTISE THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER LAST YEAR . ACTUALLY, I'LL LET YOU ANSWER MISSILE. HOW YOU FOUND OUT ABOUT IT ANYTHING. WELL I HAVE TO REMEMBER, I YOU KNOW, I DID. I RECALL RECEIVING EMAILS. I SAW IT POSTED ON FACEBOOK, THE HARFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS. FACEBOOK PAGE. UM. AND IT ACTUALLY PROVIDED QUITE A BIT OF

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INFORMATION ABOUT WHAT WOULD BE EXPECTED. UM THROUGH THAT ADVERTISING AND THEN APPLIED.

AND THEN RECEIVED. AN INVITATION TO JOIN AN INFORMATIONAL MEETING WHICH WAS EXTREMELY HELPFUL, AND IN FACT, I STILL GO BACK AND REFERENCE THE SLIDES FROM THAT. TO SEE WHAT IT IS. I'VE SIGNED UP FOR AND IT'S BEEN, IT'S BEEN AN OVERALL EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE . I DID, THEN ALSO VOLUNTEERED TO BE A CO CHAIR TO HELP ORGANIZED MEETINGS AND RUN THE MEETINGS AND LEAD THE DISCUSSIONS. SO YEAH. I SAW IT NUMEROUS PLACES. OKAY GREAT. AND I'M JUST GONNA GIVE A PLUG FOR CITIZENS ADVISORY FOR CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY AND MR LAMPERT'S IN THE AUDIENCE AND WHEN I ORIGINALLY FOUND OUT ABOUT IT WAS ACTUALLY THROUGH AN EDNEY, AEGIS. SO AND THAT'S HOW I GOT INVOLVED WITH THE CITIZENS ADVISORY ORIGINALLY, SO I'M JUST THROWING THAT AS A SUGGESTION.

UM I THINK THIS IS REALLY CRITICAL THAT WE ARE DOING THIS . YOU'VE GOT A NUMBER OF DIFFERENT INITIATIVES. I'M A METRICS PERSON. I THINK IT'S MORE THAN JUST THE VIEW, BUT THE PENETRATION OF HOW MANY. FOR EXAMPLE, ON THE 40 VIDEOS. WE HAVE HOW MANY PEOPLE COMPLETELY SAW THE VIDEO. HOW MANY? I'M ASSUMING YOU'RE GOING TO BE DEVELOPING METRICS IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY, BUT I THINK THAT REALLY SHOWCASES THE SUCCESS OR NOT SUCCESS AND I DON'T THINK NOT BEING A SUCCESS IN SOME AREAS IS BAD, BECAUSE IT JUST HELPS US BE BETTER AS WE'RE DEVELOPING THESE AND SUPPORTING THE PARENT INITIATIVE, SO MY FIRST I GUESS IT WOULD BE COMPARTMENTALIZED. WHAT I'M ASKING IS BECAUSE SO WE HAVE THE VIDEOS, AND THEN WE HAVE THIS THE IN SCHOOL INTERACTIONS. UM, MAYBE WATCHING. AS WE GAIN MOMENTUM. I THINK THAT INTERACTION WOULD INCREASE. BUT IS THERE ONE INTERACTION THAT WAS MORE SUCCESSFUL THAN ANOTHER IS BREAKFAST OR WHATEVER THAT IS? HOW DO WE KEEP THE MOMENTUM GOING, AND I'M ASKING IF YOU HAVEN'T TO CONSIDER METRICS WITH THE REAL TALK VIDEOS JUST TO BE CLEAR AROUND SPECIFICITY FOR THE NUMBERS. UM SINCE WE BEGAN IN 2019. WE'VE HAD 11,000 VIEWS OF THOSE VIDEOS. SO THOSE ARE THE, UM, THE REAL TALK VIDEOS THAT I REFERENCED EARLIER, THE PARENT ACADEMY WORKSHOP IN A VIDEO QUESTION BEFORE YOU CONTINUE. HAVE WE BEEN ABLE TO MEASURE WHETHER THEY JUST CLICKED IT OR VIEWED IT? YOU NEED TO GO A BIT DEEPER ON THAT. SO THANK YOU FOR THAT. THAT'S JUST A CLICK.

THAT'S NOT A CLICK THROUGH. SO WE'RE GONNA UM, THANK YOU KNOW, WE DEFINITELY I'M ASSUMING THAT IT'S INCREASED BECAUSE WITH COVID IT WAS MOSTLY A VIDEO AND THAT I'M SURE ASSUMING THAT THAT VIDEO WAS POSTED AND THAT PARENTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY IF THEY WEREN'T THERE FOR THE EVENT TO GO BACK AND CLICK ON THE EVENT, SO I'M THINKING THOSE KIND OF METRICS ARE GOING TO BE REALLY IMPORTANT. THEY WERE PRESENT. GREAT WEREN'T Y, AND IF IT WAS EASIER AND MORE CONVENIENT OTHER TIME AND 11,000 IS A GREAT NUMBER. BUT OF THE 40 , WHICH ONES WERE POPULAR, WHICH ONES WEREN'T WEREN'T AS POPULAR . I THINK THAT WE REALLY COULD DIG IN TO MAKE IT EVEN BETTER.

ABSOLUTELY THANK YOU FOR THAT. GO AHEAD. I'M SORRY. OKAY AND JUST THE PARENT ACADEMY WORKSHOP EVENTS I D MONITORING THOSE CENTRALLY UM AND WE'VE AVERAGED BETWEEN 50. SOMETIMES WE'VE GOTO YOUR POINT WE HAVE USED AFTER THE WORKSHOP AS WELL. HOWEVER WE DO HAVE, UM, HUNDREDS OF PARENTS INVOLVED IN OUR PACE EVENTS AT THE SCHOOL LEVEL. I'M SURE YOUR POINT, MAKING SURE WE HAVE THOSE METRICS ACCOUNTED FOREST. CERTAINLY SOMETHING WE NEED. NEED TO MAKE BECAUSE IT'S GOING TO HELP TO BUILD. IT'S NOT SO MUCH THAT THE MENU MANAGE TOUCHPOINTS, BUT WHERE THE SUCCESS IS REALLY BEING DRIVEN FROM SO I WOULD LIKE TO SEE THE METRICS CONTINUE AND THANK YOU SO MUCH. THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR INVOLVEMENT AND THANK YOU FOR THOSE IN THE AUDIENCE WHO WERE PART OF THIS COMMITTEE. UM AND MR B. I'M GOING TO ASK, UM, MISS ROLLO IF SHE WOULD PUT THE LINK IN THE MINUTES TO SUPPORT THIS. MAYBE I SEE. RIGHT DR. BAUER DR . HAROLD MR ROBINSON. ANY QUESTIONS? COMMENTS? THIS IS DAVID. JUST ONE THING. THANK YOU ALL FOR THIS WORK. I HAVE NO QUESTIONS. THANK YOU. THIS IS JOYCE. MY SINCERE THANKS FOR THIS PRESENTATION, YOUR ENORMOUS AND WONDERFUL WORK. UM ADVOCATING FOR, UM, YOU KNOW, STUDENTS OF OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM.

UM AMAZING WORK. I'VE BEEN A PART OF A LITTLE PIECE OF IT AS PART OF MY P T. A UM AND IT'S AMAZING. UM THE OUTLETS THAT YOU'VE CREATED AND DEVELOPED TO ALLOW, UM NOT ONLY PARENTS, BUT

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GRANDPARENTS, OTHER COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO CONNECT TO THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. AND THE GREAT WORK THAT , UM WE'RE ALL COLLECTIVELY COLLECTIVELY DOING TOGETHER. JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU SO MUCH. THANK YOU. MR ROBINSON ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? NO QUESTION BECOMING ALRIGHTY. UM AND I JUST WANT TO POINT OUT THAT IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR WAYS TO GET INVOLVED WITH YOUR TO A LOT OF THEM ARE DOING THEIR ELECTIONS IN THE NEXT MONTH AND ARE LOOKING FOR PEOPLE TO STEP UP AND TAKE SOME OFFICER POSITIONS AND THAT THE CURRENT OFFICERS WERE PROBABLY MORE THAN HAPPY TO TRAIN YOU. SO IF YOU'RE LISTENING AT HOME, IT'S NOT TOO LATE COUNCILS HERE TOO. WE TRAIN YOU'RE NOT ALONE. JUST SAYING. ALL RIGHT. THANK YOU SO MUCH. YOU GUYS ARE AWESOME. THANK YOU.

SHE MAKING US TRYING TO GET THE ROOM. YOU SHOULD SEE US TRYING TO GET UP THERE. RIGHT? ALL

[G. Updates to the Career, Technology, and Health Curricula for the 2022-23 School Year , Dr. Susan Brown, ExecutiveDirector of Curriculum and Assessment, Ms. Deborah Basler, Supervisor of High School Physical Education, Healthand Athletics, Mr. Joseph Harbert, Supervisor of Physical Education PK-8 and Health Education, K-8 and AdaptedPhysical Education PK-12, and Ms. Brittany Pettus, Health Curriculum Specialist]

RIGHT. MOVING ON THE ITEM G UPDATES TO THE CAREER TECHNOLOGY AND HEALTH CURRICULA FOR THE 2022 2023 SCHOOL YEAR, DR SUSAN BROWN AND COMPANY.

EVENING NICE TO SEE EVERYBODY IN PERSON. I AGREE WITH KATIE ON THAT NICE TO BE BACK. INVESTORS.

IN ABOUT TWO YEARS. UM WITH THAT. JUST THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALLOWING US TO BE HERE THIS EVENING WITH YOU. GREETINGS TO PRESIDENT GAUTIER, VICE PRESIDENT MUELLER, DOCTOR BOLSON. AND BOARD MEMBERS. THIS EVENING. WE ARE COMING TO YOU WITH TWO DIFFERENT, UM, UPDATES REGARDING CURRICULUM, UM FOR THE UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR AND THE FIRST THAT WE WILL BE SPEAKING ABOUT AND INFORMING EVERYONE ABOUT IS THE C T E NEW AND EXISTING PROGRAMS. AND THEN WE ARE ALSO GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT OUR HEALTH CURRICULUM. I'D LIKE TO FRAME THE EVENING. UM BY BREAKING IT DOWN INTO THREE DIFFERENT COMPONENTS. SO ONE REASON WHY WE ARE HERE THIS EVENING IS BECAUSE WE HAVE NEW GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS BOTH IN HEALTH AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION.

THE GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS ACTUALLY IMPACT OUR CURRENT NINTH GRADE STUDENTS. AND SO THERE HAS BEEN AN ADDITION TO A HALF CREDIT IN HEALTH, WHICH IS CURRENTLY UM HALF A CREDIT. UM FOR OUR INCOMING OR EXCUSE ME FOR OUR CURRENT GRADE NINE STUDENTS, THEY WILL NOW BE REQUIRED TO HAVE ONE CREDIT OF HEALTH IN ORDER TO GRADUATE. AND OUR ONE CREDIT IN TECHNICAL EDUCATION NOW INCLUDES ENGINEERING AND COMPUTER SCIENCE . UM, AS WE SPEAK TO YOU THIS EVENING, WE WILL TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE ABOUT THAT. KIT FOR THE MEMBERS HERE IN THE AUDIENCE AND THOSE REQUIREMENTS. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS CAME FROM WHERE THE STATE STATE BOARD IN SD, AND WE'RE GONNA TALK A LITTLE BIT MORE TO MAKE SURE IT'S CLEAR IT WAS GRADUATION REQUIREMENT THAT CAME FROM M S, D E AND THERE'S NO WIGGLE ROOM THERE. IT'S A REQUIREMENT. THAT IS CORRECT.

YES. SORRY. DIDN'T RACHEL SORRY TO INTERRUPT. UM. THE NEXT THING THAT WE WANTED TO BRING TO YOU THIS EVENING WAS OUR IN UPDATE ON OUR CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION PROBLEMS. AND WITH ME THIS EVENING IS MR ROB LIMPERT, AND HE IS OUR SUPERVISOR OF CAREER TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION AS WELL AS THEIR MAGNET PROGRAMS FOR THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. IS A BIG JOB AND HE'S GOING TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THE AMAZING WORK THAT BOTH HE AND HIS SMALL OFFICE ALONG WITH OUR PRINCIPLES AND SCHOOLS HAVE DONE TO REALLY IMPROVE. AND EXPAND THE OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL OF OUR STUDENTS IN OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM. AND THE THIRD. THING THAT WE WILL BE SPEAKING ABOUT TONIGHT AND I WILL INTRODUCE THE TEAM FOR THIS. IS ARE THE 2020 AND M S, D. E AND M S D STANDS FOR THE MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. AND RECENTLY WE HAVE A 2020 MSD COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH EDUCATION FRAMEWORK. AH THERE ARE REALLY THREE AREAS WE'RE GOING TO TALK ABOUT. WE'RE GONNA TALK ABOUT THE DIFFERENT GRADE LEVELS AND WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THOSE GRADE LEVELS WERE ALSO

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GOING TO TOUCH UPON THAT IT IS A HEALTH OUR HEALTH TO NEW COURSE FOR GRADUATION, WHICH IS THAT EXTRA HALF OF CREDIT FOR OUR CURRENT NINTH GRADE STUDENTS, AND THEN ALSO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THE PROCESS IN WHICH WE VET AND CURRICULUM, DO OUR CURRICULUM WRITING WITH THAT INFORMATION AS WELL. AS YOU SEE ON THE SCREEN THIS EVENING GRADES PRE K THROUGH FOUR. THIS IS CURRENTLY UNDER REVIEW AND IS CURRENTLY NOT BEING TAUGHT IN OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM. SO OUR PRE K THROUGH FOUR STUDENTS DO NOT HAVE A SPECIFIC PIECE OF THE CURRICULUM , WHICH IS THE FAMILY LIFE AND HEALTH, HUMAN SEXUALITY UNIT. GRADES FIVE THROUGH NINE ARE REALIGNED TO THE NEW 2020 FRAMEWORK.■ AND THEN IN GRADES, 10 AND 12. WE HAVE OUR NEW HEALTH TO REQUIREMENT WITH ME THIS EVENING TO SPEAK ABOUT OUR COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH PROGRAM. OUR MISS BRITTANY PETTIS. SHE IS OUR TEACHER SPECIALIST FOR THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. PRE K THROUGH 12 IN HEALTH. WE ALSO HAVE MR JOE HARVARD. HE IS OUR SUPERVISOR FOR ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL HEALTH, ADAPTIVE PE AND HEALTH.

I SAID HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, HEALTH AND ADAPTIVE PE, AND WE ALSO HAVE ON THE END, MR B VASCULAR. SHE IS OUR SUPERVISOR OF HIGH SCHOOL, PE HEALTH AND ATHLETICS. SO WITH THAT EACH WE'RE GOING, I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO MR LIMPERT. HE'S GOING TO SPEAK ABOUT THE CAREER IN TECHNOLOGY TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS, AND THEN WE ARE GOING TO STOP FOR QUESTIONS. WE'RE GOING TO WRAP THAT UP, AND THEN WE WILL MOVE ON TO THE HEALTH. WE WILL DO THE SAME THING. STOP FOR QUESTIONS, UM, AND THEN ANSWER QUESTIONS THAT YOU MAY HAVE IN TOTALITY. AND WITH THAT I DO JUST WANT TO THE THIS IS AN AMAZING GROUP OF EDUCATORS, LEADERS AND WHOM WITHOUT THEIR SUPPORT, I LEARN AND WORK WITH THEM EVERY DAY AND LEARN FROM THEM EVERY DAY. SO WITH THAT, I'M GOING TO TURN IT OVER TO MR LIMPERT. THANK YOU, DR BROWN. GRIEVING GROWTH BOARD PRESIDENT GAUTIER, VICE PRESIDENT BUELLER SUPERINTENDENT BOLSON AND BOARD MEMBERS AGAIN. MY NAME IS ROB LIMPERT. I'M THE SUPERVISOR OF MAGNET AND SETI PROGRAMS FOR HARFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

THIS EVENING. I'M HERE TO PRESENT PRESENT AN UPDATE ON CURRICULUM AND SOME PROGRAM CHANGES. THE CT DEPARTMENT SERVES OVER 7000 STUDENTS IN HARVARD CAMP COUNTY ANNUALLY.

AND IN THE 22 23 SCHOOL YEAR, WILL BE INTRODUCING THREE NEW PROGRAMS IN ADDITION TO SIX PROGRAMS GROWING AND EXPANDING. ALL OF THESE PROGRAMS I'M DISGUISED, DISCUSSING TONIGHT HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY THE CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR CTE, THE HARFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS GENERAL CURRICULUM COMMITTEE IN THE MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION. OUR FIRST PROGRAM IS THE NEW CTE PROGRAM. ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION. THIS PROGRAM WILL BE REPLACING THE CURRENT TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION COURSES THAT ARE OFFERED IN OUR COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOLS. THIS PROGRAM OF STABLE PROVIDE OUR STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY FOR FIVE DUAL ENROLLMENT COURSES AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE PROGRAM, IN ADDITION TO ACHIEVING CERTIFICATIONS, INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CERTIFICATIONS. IN OUR IN SHAPE CAN CERTIFICATION AND CAM F, WHICH IS AN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING CERTIFICATION RECOGNIZED BY THE SOCIETY OF MANUFACTURING ENGINEERS. HIS CURRICULUM WAS DEVELOPED AGAIN THROUGH MSD A NEXT SCIENCE GENERATION STANDARDS, COMMON CORE STANDARDS IN THE ENGINEERING HABITS FOR THE MIND STANDARDS. SECOND PROGRAM I'D LIKE TO DISCUSS IS OUR CHILD DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATES EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION PROGRAM. THIS PROGRAM AGAIN WILL BE NEW. STARTING IN THE FALL IS A MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PROGRAM. IT ALSO ALIGNS WITH COMB ARE 13 A 16.6 POINT NINE WHICH IS A NEW LAW ALIGNING BLUEPRINT TO EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION. THIS PROVIDES OUR STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO ACHIEVE TO INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CREDENTIALS , WHICH ARE THE KEY CREDENTIALS TO START IMMEDIATELY. EMPLOYMENT. AT THE CONCLUSION OF THEIR HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE. THE CURRENT CERTIFICATIONS IS THE 90 CLOCK. OUR CERTIFICATE RECOGNIZED BY THE MARYLAND START DATE, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND THE CHILD DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATION. WHICH WILL BE THE NEW STANDARD MOVING FORWARD. THIRD PROGRAM, WHICH I'M VERY EXCITED TO TALK ABOUT IS OUR TAM PLUS PROGRAM. THIS IS AN EXPANSION OF OUR CURRENT TAM TEACHER ACADEMY OF MARYLAND PROGRAM. THIS WILL BE INTRODUCED IN THE FALL, PROVIDING 25 STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITY TO NOT ONLY EARN THEIR HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA BUT ALSO EARN AN ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE IN AS LITTLE AS FOUR YEARS. THIS PROGRAM IS A PARTNERSHIP UNDER NORTH STAR WITH BOTH HARFORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND HARVARD COUNTY. PUBLIC SCHOOLS WERE ALSO WORKING VERY CLOSELY WITH TOWSON UNIVERSITY TO ALIGN THE ARTICULATION AGREEMENT WITH HARFORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE. AND TELL US IN SO WE'LL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR STUDENTS NOT ONLY TO START IN HARFORD COUNTY, BUT INEVITABLY TO COME BACK TO US AND NEVER HAVING TO LEAVE

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HARFORD COUNTY AT ALL. THIS PROGRAM ALSO PROVIDES CERTIFICATIONS AND PARA PRO AND THE PRACTICE CORE ASSESSMENTS FOR STUDENTS. ALL OF OUR SIX PROGRAMS, WHICH CONTINUE TO GROW AND BRINGING OUR THIRD COHORT OF STUDENTS WILL BE TO EDGEWOOD HIGH SCHOOL IS OUR TRADITIONAL TAM PROGRAM. ON MARCH 14TH YOU HEARD A PRESENTATION FROM OUR HUMAN RESOURCE DEPARTMENT IN A MISSILE. LISA THOMAS, OUR PROGRAM COORDINATOR ON HOW TAM CONTINUES TO GROW HERE IN HARTFORD COUNTY. WE'RE VERY EXCITED TO BRING IN ADDITIONAL 17 STUDENTS THIS FALL IN 22, HEART PROTECT AND 23 MORE STUDENTS TO EDGEWOOD AND WILL BE PLACING 30 STUDENTS THIS FALL IN THEIR INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITY. AND AGAIN, STUDENTS WITHIN THIS PROGRAM HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY TO NOT ONLY CONTINUE DOWN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION BUT EARN CERTIFICATIONS AND PARA PRO AND THE PRACTICE CORE. PROJECT LEAD THE WAY AGAIN. ANOTHER PROGRAM THAT'S BRINGING IN OUR THIRD COHORT HAS BEEN AN EXTREMELY POPULAR PROGRAM HERE IN HARTFORD COUNTY. THE PROGRAM ORIGINALLY STARTED ABERDEEN HIGH SCHOOL, EXPANDING TO C. MILTON WRIGHT AND NOW THE FALLSTON HIGH SCHOOL. PROGRAM PROVIDES OUR STUDENTS NOT ONLY THE OPPORTUNITY FOR ARTICULATION CREDITS AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE PROGRAM TO END OF COURSE ASSESSMENTS BUT ALSO PROVIDES CERTIFICATIONS AND AUTODESK CERTIFICATION. AUTODESK CERTIFICATION AND AUTO CAD INVENTOR AND RIVET. IT'S A PROGRAM THAT LITTLE DEAR TO SOMEONE'S HEART HERE. THIS IS OUR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY. ORACLE ACADEMY IS WELCOMING THEIR THIRD GROUP OF STUDENTS IN FOR THIS PROGRAM. THIS WAS OUR FIFTH MAGNET PROGRAM HARFORD COUNTY BROUGHT ON BOARD A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO. IT WAS DEVELOPED WITH THE STANDARDS, COMPUTER SCIENCE, TEACHER STANDARDS AND K THROUGH 12 COMPUTER SCIENCE STANDARDS. STUDENTS IN THIS PROGRAM WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY STARTING THEIR SENIOR YEAR TO HAVE THE OPTION FOR UP TO 10 COURSES IS DUAL ENROLLMENT FOR HCC. THOSE COURSES WILL BE PRESENTED TO OUR GENERAL CURRICULUM COMMITTEE THIS MAY. STUDENTS IN THIS PROGRAM WILL ALSO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EARN MULTIPLE CERTIFICATIONS. ORACLE DATABASE FOUNDATION JUNIOR CERTIFICATE. THE JAVA SC SEVEN FUNDAMENTAL CERTIFICATE, THE JAVA S E. EIGHT. PROGRAMMER, ONE. ORACLE DATABASE 11 G SEQUEL FUNDAMENTAL CERTIFICATION IN ADDITION TO THE PROGRAM FOR PL, AND SEQUEL CERTIFICATION EXAM ONE, Z ZERO PATEK. THIS WAS OUR SIXTH MAGNET PROGRAM TO COME ON BOARD. THIS WAS OUR SYSTEMS. FIRST EARLY COLLEGE MODEL, AND THIS WAS REALLY A GREAT PARTNERSHIP BETWEEN HARFORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE. SI. COM WHICH IS THE U. S ARMY COMMUNICATIONS COMMAND. AND ALL FELL UNDER THE DIRECTION OF NORTH STAR. THIS PROGRAM PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY TO 30 STUDENTS EVERY YEAR AGAIN. THIS WAS OUR FIRST EARLY COLLEGE MODEL, WHERE STUDENTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EARN AN ASSOCIATE'S DEGREE AND AS LITTLE AS FOUR YEARS, BUT THE OPTION DEPENDING ON PROGRESSION THROUGH THEIR ASSOCIATES TO REMAIN ON BOARD AND COMPLETE THEIR ASSOCIATES IN UP TO SIX YEARS.

THIS PROGRAM IS COMPLETELY COST FREE TO OUR STUDENTS. IT IS CRITICAL NOT ONLY FOR THE COLLEGE PIECE, BUT THERE'S AN INTERNSHIP INTERNSHIP PIECE, WHICH WAS UNDER THE DIRECTION OF SI COM. STUDENTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EARN TWO DEGREES ONE IN CYBERSECURITY OR THE SECOND IN COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS, AND THEY ALSO HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EARN CERTIFICATIONS AND SECURITY PLUS NETWORK PLUS AND C C N A. WHICH IS CISCO CERTIFIED. NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR AND ALSO LIKE TO MENTION THAT THIS PAST WEDNESDAY NIGHT AT N. M. T C, WHICH IS THE NORTHEASTERN MARYLAND TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL, ONE OF OUR POST INDUSTRY PARTNERS, THE LEADER OF A PGS. DEPUTY TO COMMAND GENERAL AND LARRY MISSOULA WAS RECOGNIZED FOR THE VISION AWARDS FOR HIS WORK WITH P. TECH SO NOT ONLY DO WE HAVE RECOGNITION WITHIN OUR LOCAL SYSTEM, BUT ALSO AS WE EXPAND OUT INTO HARTFORD COUNTY. AND IT'S A KEY PIECE BECAUSE HE WAS THE FIRST ONE FOR A U. S. ARMY INSTALLATION JOIN UP INTO A PARTNERSHIP. OUR INTERACTIVE MEDIA PRODUCTION BROUGHT ON THREE MORE SCHOOLS AND THAT WE WELCOMING IN THEIR SECOND COHORT. THREE SCHOOLS WERE SWAN CREEK, BEL AIR AND NORTH HARFORD HIGH SCHOOL. THIS PROGRAM PROVIDES OUR STUDENTS NINE OPTIONS FOR DUAL ENROLLMENT WITH HARPER COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND STUDENTS HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO EARN CERTIFICATION CERTIFICATION , WHICH IS THE ADOBE CERTIFIED ASSOCIATE CERTIFICATE, WHICH IS AN INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CREDENTIAL. THIS PROGRAM IS ONE OF OUR FASTEST GROWING ALLOWS OUR STUDENTS THE OPPORTUNITIES NOT ONLY TO WORK IN DIGITAL MEDIA, BUT ALSO AN AUDIO AND VIDEO AND IN OUR TELEVISION STUDIOS. AND MY LAST PROGRAM, WHICH CONTINUES TO GROW AS OUR OPPRESSION. MARYLAND IS MAYBE THE MOST UNIQUE PROGRAM OF ALL OF THEM JUST PROVIDES US THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR. THE MARYLAND DEPARTMENT LABOR AND OUR SURROUNDING EMPLOYERS. THIS PROGRAM PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THE CT STUDENTS AND THE EMPLOYER TO BASICALLY TRAINED INDIVIDUALS TO START A CAREER IMMEDIATELY OUT OF HIGH SCHOOL. AND THEY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO START THEIR CAREER. WHILE

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THEY'RE STILL IN HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WOULD LEAVE EARLY AND HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO 490 HOURS ON THE JOB TRAINING. PARTNERING THEM WITH SPECIFIC SKILLS THAT THE EMPLOYER DEEMS NECESSARY FOR THEM TO HAVE THAT JOB OR TO LEAD RIGHT INTO IT. APPRENTICESHIP MARYLAND PROGRAM ALSO PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH AN INDUSTRY RECOGNIZED CREDENTIAL TO CONCLUSION, WHICH THE APPRENTICESHIP MARYLAND STATE SKILLS CERTIFICATION AND I ALSO WANT TO THANK THE BOARD FOR THEIR APPROVAL ON MARCH 28TH OF ONE. MR JOE CONNOLLY, WHO WILL BE A COORDINATOR OF THIS PROGRAM FOR HARPER COUNTY, MOVING FORWARD. THIS TIME THERE ANY QUESTIONS? I'M JUST GOING TO START WITH PATRICE. SHE'S GIVING ME THE LOOK. OH, UM, YOU AND I HAVE TALKED ABOUT THIS BEFORE THE CERTIFICATIONS THAT ARE CAN YOU SHARE THE NUMBER OF CERTIFICATIONS WE HAVE ISSUED SO FAR IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. AND CAN YOU SHARE WITH THE PUBLIC WHO PAYS FOR THAT CERTIFICATION? I WOULDN'T KNOW THE EXACT NUMBER OF THE TOP OF MY HEAD, BUT I CAN TELL YOU ALL 38 OF OUR SETI PROGRAMS OFFER AT LEAST A MINIMUM OF ONE CERTIFICATION FOR OUR STUDENTS. AS FAR AS THE PAYING FOR THOSE CERTIFICATIONS . THOSE COME FROM HARFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOR ALL STUDENTS FOR AS MANY CERTIFICATIONS THAT THEY ARE ABLE AND WILLING TO COMPLETE, SO WE HAVE A BUDGET LINE ITEM THAT COVERS THE PAYMENT OF THOSE CERTIFICATIONS ON BEHALF OF OUR STUDENTS. YES, WE DO. AND AT SOME POINT IN THE FUTURE. CAN YOU SHARE WHAT? HOW MANY HAVE BEEN CERTIFIED THUS FAR? ABSOLUTELY I CAN GET YOU THAT THIS IS REALLY, REALLY EXCITING TO SEE HOW FAR WE HAVE COME FROM THE STRUGGLING WE'VE HAD 10 YEARS AGO WHEN I FIRST JOINED CTE AND ALTHOUGH WE REALLY HAD WAS P TECH AND NOW WE'RE STARTING TO GET INTO, UH, THE FLAVORS AND I MEAN THAT'S FABULOUS THAT WE'RE REALLY LOOKING TO THE COMMUNITY AS TO WHERE THE EMPLOYMENT IS NEEDED AND HELPING STUDENTS. GET THOSE CERTIFICATIONS TO SUPPORT JOB SECURITY WHEN THE WHEN THEY GRADUATE, SO THAT'S REALLY, REALLY WONDERFUL. THE OTHER THING I WANTED TO ASK, I WANT TO REMIND EVERYBODY REMIND THE PUBLIC IS HOW MANY MAGNET PROBLEMS WITH PROGRAMS DO WE HAVE? CURRENTLY WE HAVE SEVEN AND THERE THROUGHOUT THE COUNTY AT DIFFERENT SCHOOLS CORRECT, NOT HARVARD TECH ALONE, NOT HER PROTECTOR ABERDEEN ALONE SO THEY CAN APPLY TO ANY OF THESE PROGRAMS AND IF THEY ARE NOT A STUDENT IN THOSE SCHOOLS THEY CAN APPLY. CORRECT AND STUDENTS IN HARFORD COUNTY, WHERE GARLANDS IF THEY WERE HARFORD COUNTY, CURRENT STUDENT PRIVATE SCHOOL HOME SCHOOL HAVE THAT OPPORTUNITY THAT IS OPEN TO ANY ANY EIGHTH GRADER IN HARVARD.

AND WE HAVE DEPOTS AVAILABLE WHERE THOSE STUDENTS CAN BE TRANSPORTED WITH THEIR PARENTS TO GIVE THEM TRANSPORTATION FOR THOSE SCHOOLS AT NO CHARGE. IS THAT CORRECT? I THINK THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT BECAUSE WE ALWAYS THINK OF HARVARD TECH ONLY, AND WE THINK OF ABERDEEN ONLY AND, UM, THERE'S A LOT OF GREAT PROGRAMS OUT THERE AND THANK YOU FOR ALL THE HARD WORK YOU DO. AND YOUR TEAM. UM IT'S A PLEASURE ALWAYS. HERE. INFORMATION WORKING FROM YOU.

THANK YOU. THANK YOU. IF YOU FEEL IT'S ANY QUESTION JUST ONE QUICK QUESTION THOSE PROGRAMS THAT ALLOW THE STUDENTS TO GET THEIR ASSOCIATES DEGREE AFTER FOUR YEARS. WHAT YEAR DO THEY START THEIR COLLEGE COURSES AS NINTH GRADERS? SOME OF THEM WILL BE STARTING AT THE SUMMER OF THEIR NINTH GRADE YEAR. YES SO THEY CONCLUDE THEIR TRADITIONAL NINTH GRADE YEAR AND THEN THAT SUMMER, THEY'LL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO START TAKING COLLEGE COURSES. SO I GUESS MY QUESTION COMES FROM, YOU SAID SOME OF THESE COURSES ARE ONLY OFFERED AT CERTAIN SCHOOLS. UM DO ALL OF THEM OFFER THE ABILITY FOR OTHER STUDENTS TO TAKE THEM. I MEAN, LIKE, I KNOW THE BIOTECH PROGRAM AT MILLER HIGH SCHOOLS ONLY FOR BELLAIRE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS. ARE ANY OF THESE LIMITED LIKE THAT, OR CAN ANY STUDENT IN THE COUNTY GO TO ANY OF THESE PROGRAMS, MEGA PROGRAMS ARE OPEN TO ANY STUDENT IN THE COUNTY. THE APPLICATION PROCESS . SOME OF THE OTHER PROGRAMS ARE SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS THAT ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TO THE STUDENTS THAT RESIDE IN THAT DISTRICT AND AREAS SUCH AS YOU MENTIONED BIOMED. UM THAT WOULD BE SIMILAR FALLSTON IN THE PROJECT LEAD THE WAY SO THEY WOULD HAVE TO BE A FALSE MOVE. DISTRICTED STUDENT OR ZONES DUE TO ATTEND THE FALLSTON PROGRAM. BUT ALL OF OUR COMPREHENSIVE HIGH SCHOOLS DO HAVE UNIQUE SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS . BE IT BIOMED BE AT THE ACADEMY OF FINANCE. BE A PRE ENGINEERING HOMELAND SECURITY. EVERY ONE OF OUR SCHOOLS HAS AT LEAST ONE SPECIALIZED PROGRAM. IN THE COST OF GOING TO HARFORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE AND THE TRANSPORTATION TO HARFORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE IS PROVIDED. IN SOME CASES, OR ALL CASES OR FOR THE P TECH PROGRAM . THERE IS NO TRANSPORTATION TO HARFORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE BECAUSE OF THE PROFESSORS COME TO US, OKAY, TAKEN AT THE JOPPATOWNE. FACILITIES AT THE JOB OF TOWN SCHOOL. AS FAR AS THE TAM PLUS PROGRAM. WE ARE STILL IN THE PROCESS OF WORKING THAT OUT WITH HARFORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE OR WORKING VERY HARD TO HAVE THEM COME TO US BECAUSE IT IS GOING TO BE A COHORT ID MODEL, SO WE WILL HAVE A GROUP OF STUDENTS THAT WOULD ACCOMMODATE INSTRUCTOR COMING TO THAT SITE. WHEN I STARTED HARTFORD, I HAD STUDENTS THAT WALKED ACROSS THE STREET TO COME OVER AND TAKE CLASSES WITH ME. AND I'M JUST CONCERNED THAT

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STUDENTS THAT ARE AT OTHER HIGH SCHOOLS DON'T HAVE THOSE SAME OPPORTUNITIES AND THAT'S THAT'S WHY I'M ASKING. I DO KNOW THAT THE SECONDARY OFFICE, MR CAR, MR O'BRIEN. WE'RE WORKING ON BUSSES, BUT I DON'T WANT IF YOU KNOW MORE ABOUT THAT, DOCTOR. WE ARE LOOKING AT THAT WITH OUR OTHER PROGRAMS AND SOME OF OUR OTHER COURSES THAT WOULD BE LIKE ENGLISH 101 AND WORKING VERY CLOSELY WITH DR SHERWOOD AT HARFORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE BECAUSE ABSOLUTELY RIGHT. WE DON'T WANT TRANSPORTATION TO BE A BARRIER FOR STUDENTS TO BE ABLE TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND THAT.

WE'VE ALSO DONE SOME SOME OF OUR COURSE WORK IS DONE. UM FINE LINE. UM ACTUALLY, YOU WERE PROBABLY THE FIRST COURSE IS DOING THAT IN OUR BUSINESS COURSES WHERE STUDENTS WERE ABLE TO LOG IN, DO IT ONLINE IN A SYNCHRONOUS MATTER. SO A LOT OF WORK HAS OCCURRED. AND REALLY COVID HAS AFFORDED US THAT OPPORTUNITY. AND MR CARR AND MR O'BRIEN HAVE ALSO DONE SOME INNOVATIVE THOUGHTS AROUND THAT. I DON'T KNOW IF WE HAVE TIME THIS EVENING OR YOU WOULD LIKE TO HEAR MORE ABOUT THAT. BUT WE COULD CERTAINLY DO THAT. GET MORE INFORMATION FOR YOU. THANK YOU. ACTUAL UM. DR PHILLIPS HAD ASKED A QUESTION ABOUT THE FOUR YEAR A CORRECT SAID, UM, THEY WOULD ACTUALLY START TAKING CLASSES IN THE SUMMER. MHM. THEY'RE DYING TO GRADE CORRECT.

AFTER THEY'VE COMPLETED NINTH OR THREE CONCLUDED COMPLETED THEIR NINTH GRADE YEAR. SO BE THAT SUMMER BETWEEN THE NINTH GRADE 10TH GRADE YEAR, SO WOULD. THEY THEN GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL WITH AN A POSSIBILITY FOR STUDENTS. YES IS THERE THERE ARE MANY COURSES THAT WITH OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH HARVARD COMMUNITY COLLEGE CREDITS ARE COUNTED IN BOTH LOCATIONS, COUNTERS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS AND ALSO COUNT TOWARDS THE REQUIREMENTS THAT HARVARD HAS IN PLACE FOR THEIR A DEGREE. SO THEY'RE NOT DUPLICATING, TAKING ALL OF THEIR HIGH SCHOOL CREDITS AND ALL THE COLLEGE CREDITS. SOME OF THEM WILL BE CROSSING OVER. AND WITH SO MANY OF THE OTHER PROGRAMS I KNOW THAT, UM, WE HAVE SOME REALLY TALENTED TEACHERS RIGHT HERE IN OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM THAT ARE ADJUNCT FACULTY AT LOCAL COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES. IS IT POSSIBLE THAT. OUR STUDENTS COULD RECEIVE INSTRUCTION DIRECTLY IN THEIR HOME SCHOOLS.

FROM THOSE TEACHERS. HAVE WE EXPLORED THAT? WE HAVE BEEN IN TALKS WITH DR SHERWOOD AT THE COMMUNITY COLLEGE. THERE ARE REQUIREMENTS, OBVIOUSLY, FOR AN ADJUNCT PROFESSOR OR OUR STAFF TO TEACH AT HARFORD COMMUNITY COLLEGE. SO WE'VE BEEN LOOKING AT MULTIPLE AREAS WHERE WE CAN IDENTIFY STAFF MEMBERS THAT WE CURRENTLY HAVE ON BOARD. THAT COULD BE A JUNK, SO OUR STUDENTS WOULD NEVER HAVE TO. IT WOULD BE WONDERFUL. THANK YOU COULD ADD A LITTLE BIT, TOO THAT IN CONVERSATIONS DIRECTLY WITH PRESIDENT DR FELDER, SO THERE'S TWO APPROACHES TO THIS. THERE'S ONE WHERE PROFESSORS COME INTO THE SCHOOL. WE PAID TUITION FOR THE STUDENTS WHO ARE IN THAT CLASS. ANOTHER MODEL, WHICH WE DON'T CURRENTLY HAVE IN PLACE IS THAT THEY COME IN, AND IT'S ACTUALLY OUR STAFF TEACHING THE COURSE. UM SO WE'RE NOT PAYING TUITION TO THE COLLEGE, BUT THE COLLEGE STILL HAS TO CERTIFY THOSE TEACHERS AS ELIGIBLE. AND SO WE DON'T HAVE THAT MODEL IN PLACE YET, AND THERE'S A FEW REASONS FOR THAT, UM ONE OF THEM IS WE HAVEN'T GONE THROUGH THE CERTIFICATION PROCESS FOR ANY OF OUR ACTUAL TEACHERS. BUT THAT IS SOMETHING THAT DR FELDER IS INTERESTED IN AND WE'RE MOVING TOWARDS. SO I THINK, AS WE CONTINUE TO EXPAND OUR DUAL ENROLLMENT OR DUAL CREDIT OPTIONS, THAT WILL BE ONE OF THE MODELS YOU SEE, DEVELOPING IN MY PAST LIFE. I WAS LOOKING AT A SIMILAR MODEL, AND IT WOULD BE SO EXCITING TO BE ABLE TO SEE THAT COME TO FRUITION HERE, RIGHT LIVE THANK YOU. I JUST WANTED TO SAY THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION. I'VE WORKED IN HIGHER ED FOR THE LAST 10 YEARS. PLUS UM, IN A LOT OF DIFFERENT ROLES, WITH ONE BEING AN ADMISSIONS AND YOU KNOW, HAVING YOU KNOW, BUILDING STUDENTS APPLICATIONS AND IF THEY'RE INTERESTED IN GOING TO A FOUR YEAR, INSTITUTION OR POST POST.

UM ACADEMIC WORK. I MEAN, THESE TYPES OF OPPORTUNITIES ARE VERY APPEALING. SO THERE I MEAN, THIS IS JUST RAISING THE BAR FOR OUR GRADUATES. SO THANK YOU. DR BAUER. ANY QUESTIONS, COMMENT. I HAVE NO QUESTIONS. DR. HAROLD SORRY. JUST TO COMMENT THAT I'VE BEEN VERY HAPPY WITH SEEING THE WORK THAT'S BEEN DONE IN THIS. RELATIVE TO EVEN LIKE FOUR OR FIVE YEARS AGO WHEN I FIRST

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STARTED LOOKING AT IT HAS DEFINITELY GROWN. DR HAROLD. THANK YOU. MY QUESTIONS HAVE ALREADY BEEN ANSWERED. I WANT TO JUST THANK YOU FOR YOUR CONTINUED EFFORTS AND EXPANDING THESE PROGRAMS FOR OUR STUDENTS. THEY ARE SO ESSENTIAL. AS WE LOOK TO GIVE OUR STUDENTS THE VERY BEST EDUCATION AND ADVANTAGES AS THEY, UM, YOU KNOW , ASPIRE TO BECOME PROFESSIONALS AND READY FOR THE WORKFORCE. UM I'M SO IMPRESSED. SO GRATEFUL FOR YOUR WORK, AND I JUST WANT TO SAY THANK YOU. Q MR ROBINSON. JUST A COMMENT. UM WHEN I BECAME A MEMBER OF THE BOARD, UM 2015 14 SOMEWHERE ALONG SOMEWHERE. IN THAT TIME FRAME. ONE OF THE CONCERNS BUT FROM MY COMMUNITY WAS AN EXPANSION OF PROGRAMS SUCH AS THE ONE THAT JUSTIN LANFORD OUTLINED TONIGHT. AND I CAN SAY I CAN GO BACK TO MY COMMUNITY AND SAY WELL, WELL UNDERWAY. WELL WITH REALIZING OR ACCOMPLISHING, UH, THE. THE CONCERNS THAT THEY ADDRESSED INTO CONCERNS THAT THEY HAVE, AND I THANK YOU, MR LIBERTY THERE. BUT DOING SO I CAN GO OUT ON A HIGH NOTE. YES. SO I HAVE ONE QUESTION WHICH IS KIND OF SILLY, BUT I'M LOOKING THROUGH ALL OF THIS. AND YOU KNOW, I SEE THAT MOST OF THE SCHOOLS ARE MENTIONED. WHAT DO WE HAVE AT PATTERSON MILL? PATTERSON MILL WAS ACTUALLY OUR VERY FIRST INTERACTIVE MEDIA PROGRAM THAT WAS LAUNCHED THERE. THEY ACTUALLY HAVE STUDENTS THAT ARE IN THEIR FOURTH YEAR, SO THAT WAS ACTUALLY OUR VERY FIRST PROGRAM. AND WE HAND SELECTED PATTERSON MILL BECAUSE OF THE MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM AND THE GREAT RELATIONSHIP THAT THEY HAD AT THE TIME USING THE TELEVISION STUDIO THAT THEY HAD , SO IT WAS A NATURAL FIT FOR THE PROGRAM, WHERE THERE WAS A DIRECT PIPELINE AND FEEDER FROM OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL. RIGHT INTO THE HIGH SCHOOL. AND WE DON'T WANT TO LEAVE OUT THE FACT THAT THERE ARE EVEN MORE MAGNET PROGRAMS THAN THIS ALL THIS STUFF AT NORTH HARFORD? YES. A MULTITUDE OF OPTIONS IN HARTFORD 28. PLUS SETI PROGRAMS ARE SYSTEM OFFER PROGRAMS ARE 38.

WE'RE GETTING THERE. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. ANYBODY ELSE HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? COMMENTS ABOUT CTE? AND THEN WE LEFT MISTER LIMPERT. ALL RIGHT. AT THIS POINT, I WOULD LIKE TO INTRODUCE MISS BRITTANY PETTIS, WHO IS THE HEALTH CURRICULUM SPECIALIST. GOOD EVENING BOARD PRESIDENT GAUTIER, VICE PRESIDENT MUELLER , SUPERINTENDENT BELSON AND BOARD MEMBERS. I AM BRINGING PETTIS, THE HEALTH TEACHER CURRICULUM SPECIALIST THIS EVENING. WE ARE HERE TO PROVIDE AN UPDATE ON THE HEALTH EDUCATION CURRICULUM FOR HARFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS. IN 2000 AND 20. THE MARYLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION APPROVED THE NEW COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH EDUCATION FRAMEWORK. THIS FRAMEWORK WAS CREATED IN ALIGNMENT WITH THE NATIONAL HEALTH EDUCATION STANDARDS, WHICH WAS DEVELOPED TO ESTABLISH, PROMOTE AND SUPPORT, HEALTH ENHANCING BEHAVIORS FOR STUDENTS AND ALL GRADE LEVELS. WITH AGE APPROPRIATE CONTENT OUTLINED IN ALL GRADES PRE K THROUGH 12TH GRADE. IN 2000 AND 19. THE MARYLAND BOARD OF EDUCATION APPROVED UPDATES TO THE CODE OF MARYLAND REGULATIONS FOR COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH EDUCATION, INSTRUCTIONAL PROGRAMS. THIS INCLUDED EQUITY AND REPRESENTATION OF ALL STUDENTS, WHICH MIRRORS THE LANGUAGE WITHIN THE COMB OUR CHAPTER ON EDUCATIONAL EQUITY. THIS ALSO INCLUDED GRADE LEVEL AND AGE APPROPRIATE CONTENT REQUIRED BY STATE LEGISLATION, WHICH INCLUDES ABUSE AND ASSAULT PREVENTION, OPIOID PREVENTION, EDUCATION AND EDUCATION ON BOUNDARIES AND CONSENT. THE GOAL OF THE NEW 2020 M STE. COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH EDUCATION FRAMEWORK IS TO DEVELOP HEALTH LITERATE CITIZENS. HEALTH LITERACY IS THE ABILITY TO ACCESS, UNDERSTAND, APPRAISE, APPLY AND ADVOCATE FOR HEALTH INFORMATION AND SERVICES IN ORDER TO MAINTAIN AND ENHANCE ONE'S OWN HEALTH. OR THE HEALTH OF OTHERS. THE MARYLAND HEALTH EDUCATION STANDARDS EMPHASIZE THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE SKILLS LISTED ON THE SLIDE. WITH THE INCORPORATION OF THE AGE APPROPRIATE CONTENT FOR THE SIX CONTENT TOPICS LISTED ON THE LEFT. OUR OFFICE HAS RECENTLY RECEIVED MANY QUESTIONS REGARDING THE FAMILY LIFE AND HUMAN SEXUALITY UNIT OF INSTRUCTION. THE INFORMATION ON THIS SLIDE OUTLINES THE RANGE OF TOPICS THAT ARE COVERED THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRETY OF THIS UNIT ACROSS THE GRADE LEVELS BEGINNING IN GRADE FIVE AND GOING THROUGH GRADE 12. GETTING THAT GOOD EVENING.

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EVENING EVERYONE. I'M JOE HARVARD. I'M THE SUPERVISOR OF ELEMENTARY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL, PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND HEALTH. AND I'M HERE TO TALK ABOUT OUR ELEMENTARY, UH, HEALTH PROGRAM.

SO CURRENTLY IN OUR ELEMENTARY PRE K THROUGH FOUR, AS WAS REFERENCED EARLIER BY DR BROWN.

WE DO NOT PROVIDE FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS IN PRE K THROUGH FOUR, AND THAT HAS BEEN A QUESTION THAT HAS COME ACROSS THE OFFICE. UM WE DO OFFER FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION IN FIFTH GRADE. UM WE ARE CURRENTLY REVIEWING. THE FRAMEWORK. WE WILL GO THROUGH THE PROCESS OF WORKING WITH CURRICULUM WRITERS AND STAFF AND OUR FAMILY LIFE CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE MOVING FORWARD, BUT AS IT STANDS RIGHT NOW, WE DO NOT CURRENTLY OFFERED FAMILY LIFE INSTRUCTION FOR STUDENTS PRE K THROUGH FOUR. IN GRADE FIVE IS WHEN WE DO OFFER FAMILY LIFE INSTRUCTION.

IT'S OUR FIFTH GRADE FAMILY LIFE CURRICULUM WAS UPDATED IN THE FALL OF 2020 TO ALIGN TO THE NEW FRAMEWORK. THIS WAS TAUGHT IN THE SPRING OF 2021. LESS THAN TOPICS INCLUDE HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS AND CONSENT. THIS IS CONNECTED TO HOUSE BILL 2 51. FAMILY LIFE AND HUMAN SEXUALITY , CURRICULUM UNDER BOUNDARIES AND CONSENT. ANOTHER LESSON. TOPICS ARE PUBERTY AND HYGIENE.

AND FEMALE AND MALE REPRODUCTIVE SYSTEMS. MOVE INTO OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL UPDATE. IN THE SUMMER OF 2021. WE DEVELOPED AND IMPLEMENTED NEW LESSONS RELATED TO LEGISLATIVE MANDATES. THOSE BEING SEXUAL ABUSE AND ASSAULT LESSONS CREATED FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES SEVEN AND EIGHT. UNDER THAT IS CONNECTED TO HOUSE BILL 72 SEXUAL ABUSE AND ASSAULT AWARENESS AND PREVENTION PROGRAM. WE CREATED CONSENT LESSONS FOR ALL GRADES, 67 AND EIGHT THAT IS ALSO CONNECTED.

THE HOUSE BILL 2 51 UNDER FAMILY LIFE AND HUMAN SEXUALITY, BOUNDARIES AND CONSENT. WORK UPCOMING FOR THIS SUMMER OF 2022. OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL CURRICULUM REALIGNMENT WILL TAKE PLACE THIS SUMMER WITH A FOCUS ON SHIFTING FROM THE KNOWLEDGE BASED TO MORE SKILL BASED HEALTH APPROACH. WITH LESSONS. GOOD EVENING. MY NAME IS DEBBIE VOSSLER, AND I AM THE SUPERVISOR FOR HIGH SCHOOL, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, HEALTH AND ATHLETIC. SO I'LL BE GIVING YOU THE UPDATES FOR HEALTH CURRICULUM AT THE HIGH SCHOOL LEVEL. CURRENTLY WE HAVE A HEALTH NINE COURSE THAT IS A SEMESTER COURSE AND PROVIDES THAT FIRST HALF CREDIT OF THE FULL CREDIT OF HEALTH THAT IS A GRADUATION REQUIREMENT. IN 2022 23 SCHOOL YEAR. THIS HEALTH NINE COURSE WILL TAKE ON A NEW ROLE AS THE PREREQUISITE COURSE FOR HEALTH, TOO. IN THE SUMMER OF 2021. WE DID DO SOME CURRICULUM UPDATES. THIS CONSISTED OF ALIGNING THE SCOPE IN SEQUENCE TO THE NEW MSD FRAMEWORK. UM, THIS WORK CONSISTED OF A UPDATE TO OUR SCRIPT AND SEQUENCE, WHICH INCLUDED PAIRING THE HEALTH SKILLS WITH THE CONTENT UNITS AND UPDATING OUR RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS. AS WAS STATED PREVIOUSLY IN MAY 2021 M. STE INCREASED OUR GRADUATION REQUIREMENT AND HEALTH EDUCATION FROM A HALF A CREDIT TO A FULL CREDIT. OUR HEALTH TO HEALTH AND ACTION COURSE WILL BE TO OUR COURSE THAT WILL FULFILL THAT ADDITIONAL HALF CREDIT. THIS WILL BE EFFECTIVE FOR OUR CURRENT FRESHMAN CLASS OR ARE GRADUATING CLASS OF 2025. AS I STATED PREVIOUSLY OR HEALTH, NINE COURSE WILL BE OUR PREREQUISITE FOR HEALTH. TO COURSE THAT IS BEING DESIGNED TO BE TAKEN IN GRADES 10 THROUGH 12. EARLIER THIS YEAR. GCC OUR GENERAL CURRICULUM COMMITTEE GRANTED PILOT STATUS FOR THIS NEW HEALTH TOO COARSE FOR THE 2022 23 SCHOOL YEAR. WE CURRENTLY HAVE CURRICULUM CURRICULUM WRITING TEAM WHO IS WORKING ON THAT AND RIGHT NOW WE HAVE A SCOPE IN SEQUENCE THAT IS UNDERGOING SOME MINOR ADJUSTMENTS. AND WE PREVIOUSLY HAD TAKEN THIS TO OUR FAMILY LIFE CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR APPROVAL OF OUR FAMILY LIFE UNIT. AND IT WAS APPROVED LATER THIS OR IN MAY IN MAY. WE WILL BE TAKING THIS COURSE TO THE GCC FOR FINAL APPROVAL. CURRICULUM THAT IS DEVELOPED FOR THE HEALTH EDUCATION PROGRAMS IN HARTFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS GOES THROUGH A MULTI STEP PROCESS FOR APPROVAL. THE HEALTH CURRICULUM TEAM WILL USE THE NATIONAL AND STATE FRAMEWORK AND STANDARDS TO CREATE NEW CURRICULUM AND REVISE OUR EXISTING CURRICULUM. ONCE THE WRITING IS COMPLETE, THE

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HCPS GENERAL CURRICULUM COMMITTEE WILL THEN REVIEW THE NEWLY WRITTEN CURRICULUM TO EITHER APPROVE OR PROVIDE RECOMMENDATIONS TO CONTINUE THE WRITING PROCESS. IN ADDITION TO THE GENERAL CURRICULUM COMMITTEE , PROCESS, THE FAMILY LIFE AND HUMAN SEXUALITY CURRICULUM ALSO MUST BE APPROVED THROUGH THE FAMILY LIFE CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE. THE FAMILY LIFE CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE IS A JOINT COMMITTEE OF EDUCATORS AND REPRESENTATIVES FROM THE COMMUNITY WHO WORK COLLABORATIVELY TO REVIEW INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS FOR THE FAMILY LIFE AND HUMAN SEXUALITY UNIT. THIS COMMITTEE IS COMPRISED OF VARIOUS HCPS AND COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS, WHICH INCLUDES CONTENT SUPERVISORS, SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS, CURRICULUM SPECIALIST SCHOOL NURSES, ELEMENTARY, MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOL CLASSROOM TEACHERS.

SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS, A STUDENT REPRESENTATIVE. MEMBERS FROM THE HARFORD COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND PARENT REPRESENTATIVES AS WELL. ALL TEACHERS WHO PROVIDE INSTRUCTION FOR THE FEELING LIFE AND HUMAN SEXUALITY UNIT IN HARFORD COUNTY. PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARE REQUIRED TO RECEIVE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND SPECIALIZED TRAINING PRIOR TO IMPLEMENTING THIS CURRICULUM WITHIN THEIR CLASSROOM. BRIEFLY PREVIOUSLY IN THIS PRESENTATION, WE REFERENCE THE HEALTH CURRICULUM WRITING TEAM, SO I'M GOING TO SPEAK A LITTLE BIT, UM TO THAT TEAM AND WHAT THAT PROCESS ENTAILS. THE HEALTH CURRICULUM WRITING TEAM IS COMPRISED OF EXPERT VETERAN HEALTH TEACHERS ACROSS OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM. THE CURRICULUM TEAM CREATES AND UPDATES THE COURSE SCOPE AND SEQUENCES FOR EACH GRADE LEVEL TO ENSURE ALIGNMENT TO THE MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION, COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH EDUCATION FRAMEWORK. AND TO OUR STATE LEGISLATION. THE CURRICULUM TEAM ALSO COMPILES CURRICULAR RESOURCES WHICH ALIGNED TO THE COURSE SCOPE AND SEQUENCE. DURING THE PROCESS OF CURRICULUM WRITING THE CURRICULUM RATING TEAM COLLABORATES WITH SCHOOL SYSTEM PARTNERS SUCH AS MARYLAND STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION.

OTHER MARYLAND COUNTY HEALTH EDUCATION LEADERS. THE HARFORD COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT AND THE OFFICE OF DRUG CONTROL POLICY. THE FAMILY LIFE AND HUMAN SEXUALITY UNIT HAS AN OPT OUT OPTION. THE FAMILY LIFE UNIT REVIEW AND OPT OUT PROCESS IS AS FOLLOWS THE FAMILY LIFE AND HUMAN SEXUALITY LETTER IS SHARED WITH PARENTS AND GUARDIANS. ONCE THE LETTER IS RECEIVED, PARENTS OR GUARDIANS MAY REQUEST TO REVIEW THE CURRICULAR MATERIALS. IF A PARENT OR A GUARDIAN REQUEST TO REVIEW THE MATERIALS, THE HEALTH EDUCATION TEACHER WILL SCHEDULE A MEETING TIME WITH THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN. THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN MAY THEN DECIDE TO OPT THEIR CHILD OUT OF INDIVIDUAL LESSONS WITHIN THE UNIT. OR THEY MAY CHOOSE TO OPT THEIR CHILD OUT OF THE ENTIRE UNIT. IF A STUDENT IS OPTED OUT OF THE UNIT, THEY WILL RECEIVE ALTERNATIVE LEARNING ACTIVITIES IN HEALTH EDUCATION. WE APPRECIATE THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH YOU , AND AT THIS TIME WOULD LIKE TO OPEN IT UP TO QUESTIONS. OKAY? DON'T PRETTY MUCH MY PLAN. ALL RIGHT. WHO WANTS TO START? MR CARTY? SOMEBODY ELSE GO FIRST. I WISH THE PUBLIC WOULD STAY BECAUSE WE'RE GOING TO ASK SOME REALLY IMPORTANT QUESTIONS RIGHT NOW THAT YOU'RE GOING TO WANT TO HEAR BECAUSE IT SPEAKS TO YOUR CONCERNS. I JUST WANT TO MENTION THAT SO DO YOU WANT TO START? A WAY TO SEE IF THE AUDIENCE IS LEAVING HER. GO AHEAD. GO AHEAD AND START, OKAY? UM THERE.

OBVIOUSLY IS A LOT OF MISINFORMATION OUT THERE. FIRST AND FOREMOST BEING THAT WE ALREADY HAVE WRITTEN CURRICULUM FOR PRE K THROUGH FOUR. UM UM I'VE HEARD COMMENTS. THAT AS I TRIED TO INTERPRET THEM. UM LEAD ME TO BELIEVE THAT SOME PEOPLE THINK THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT SEX. 25 YEAR OLD CHILDREN. I THINK THAT IT'S IMPORTANT. AGAIN TO EMPHASIZE THAT. VIEWING THE CURRICULUM IS AN OPTION THAT ALL PARENTS HAVE ALWAYS HAVE HAD. ALL THEY HAVE TO DO IS CALL THE SCHOOL MAKING APPOINTMENT. OR THEY CAN CALL THE OFFICE AND MAKING APPOINTMENT. WE'RE NOT HIDING ANYTHING. THERE'S NOTHING SECRETIVE ABOUT WHAT'S GOING ON.

WE DO HAVE TO MAINTAIN COMPLIANCE WITH THE STATE AND FEDERAL STANDARDS. BUT IN IN PRE K WE'RE TALKING ABOUT UM WHO I AM. I'M A NICE PERSON. CAN LEARN TO. YOU KNOW, I CAN BE KIND TO

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OTHER PEOPLE. UM OUR FAMILIES ARE NOT ALIKE. MY FAMILY AT HOME . HAS A GRAND MOM A MOM A DAD? AND THREE CHILDREN. OTHER FAMILIES MIGHT HAVE A MOM. AND A CHILD. SOME FAMILIES HAVE DIFFERENT STRUCTURES. IS THAT CORRECT? I SEE YOU ALL NOT IN YOUR HEADS WOULD SAY YOU'RE SPOT ON WITH THAT. THANK YOU. BUT, UM THE OTHER THING. THAT'S IMPORTANT IS THAT AND I TAUGHT FIFTH GRADE, SO I HAD TO GO THROUGH THE TRAINING AND UM I TAUGHT THE LESSONS. TO MY FIFTH GRADERS. WE'RE TALKING ABOUT PHYSIOLOGY. WE'RE NOT TALKING ABOUT HAVING SEX. PEOPLE NEED TO UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS ABOUT WHAT THE HUMAN BODY LOOKS LIKE, AND IT'S NOT A PHOTOGRAPH. IT'S THAT DIAGRAM THAT YOU SEE IN THE ENCYCLOPEDIA. AND MY CORRECT JUST CORRECT. THANK YOU. AND I REALLY THINK THAT WE NEED TO GIVE TO BE RATIONAL ABOUT THIS. AND NOT PREJUDGE. AND ASSUME, BECAUSE WE ALL KNOW WHAT ASSUME HAPPENS. THANK YOU. KELLY. THANK YOU FOR THE PRESENTATION. UM I JUST WANTED TO CLARIFY. NO. ONE OF THE PUBLIC SPEAKERS THIS EVENING HAD MENTIONED THAT GENERAL GENDER IDENTITY IS TAUGHT IN PRE K AND I JUST WANTED TO GET CLARIFICATION ON THAT. WE DO NOT HAVE ANY FAMILY LIFE INSTRUCTION, AND THAT WOULD INCLUDE GENDER IDENTITY AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION. THERE ARE NO LESSONS ON THAT, UM, IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. CURRENTLY UMI KNOW THAT WE DON'T START THESE UNITS UNTIL THE FIFTH GRADE, WHICH HASN'T CHANGED SINCE. I WAS IN THE FIFTH GRADE, UM ARE THERE OTHER COUNTIES IN MARYLAND THAT START THIS INSTRUCTION IN THE FOURTH GRADE. THERE THERE ARE OTHER COUNTIES THAT HAVE ALIGNED TO THIS FRAMEWORK. UM, WE HAVE NOT TAKEN THAT STEP YET. OKAY? AND THEN COULD YOU JUST REVIEW THE OPT OUT? OPT IN.

SLIDE AGAIN. ABSOLUTELY. WOULD YOU LIKE ME TO SHARE THE INFORMATION ON IT AGAIN? ABSOLUTE. UM SO IN HARTFORD COUNTY, PUBLIC SCHOOLS, THE FAMILY LIFE AND HUMAN SEXUALITY UNIT IS AN OPT OUT UNIT AND THE INFORMATION ON THE BOARD SHARES THAT PROCESS AND I'LL WALK THROUGH THAT AGAIN. UM, SO IN HARFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS BEFORE THE UNIT IS TAUGHT A FAMILY LIFE LETTER IS SENT HOME TO PARENTS AND GUARDIANS. AT THAT POINT. ONCE THE PARENT AND GUARDIAN REVIEWS THAT LETTER, THEY MAY REQUEST TO REVIEW THE CURRICULAR MATERIALS WHEN THAT TAKES PLACE IN THAT REQUEST GOES TO THE HEALTH EDUCATION TEACHER. A MEETING WILL THEN BE SCHEDULED WITH THE HEALTH EDUCATION TEACHER AND THE PARENT OR GUARDIAN. AT THAT POINT. ONCE THE PARENT DOES REVIEW THE CURRICULUM, THEY MAY CHOOSE TO OPT THEIR CHILD OUT OF INDIVIDUAL LESSONS WITHIN THE UNIT. OR THEY MAY CHOOSE TO OPT THEIR CHILD OUT OF THE ENTIRETY OF THE UNIT. UM IF THE CHILD HAS OPTED OUT OF A SINGLE LESSON OR THE ENTIRETY OF THE UNIT, THE CHILD WILL THEN COMPLETE ALTERNATIVE, UM, ACTIVITIES IN RELATION TO HEALTH EDUCATION.

THANK YOU. SO I THINK THAT CAN ADDRESS SOME OF THE COMMENTS ABOUT PARENTAL RIGHTS AND HAVING YOU KNOW, TRANSPARENCY BETWEEN THE SCHOOL AND WHAT'S BEING TAUGHT IN THE CLASSROOM NOW WOULD EVEN ADD THAT IF A PARENT FOR WHATEVER REASON MAY NOT BE COMFORTABLE REACHING OUT TO THE SCHOOL WE HAVE FILLED IT MULTIPLE CALLS AND HAD MEETINGS WITH PARENTS. NOT ONLY OVER THE LAST FEW WEEKS, BUT TYPICALLY YOU'LL FIND AN ELEMENTARY WHEN FAMILY LIFE STARTS. THERE'S SOME CONCERNS WITH MISCONCEPTIONS, AND WE GLADLY SHARE. RESOURCES AND THAT'S REALLY WHY WE THINK IT'S THE BENEFIT TO MEET WITH THE HEALTH TEACHER OF THE CLASSROOM TEACHER SO THEY CAN SHARE HOW THEY'RE GOING TO TEACH IT IN PREVIEW THE MATERIALS AND I WILL TELL YOU MORE OFTEN THAN NOT. FAMILIES GO AWAY FROM THAT FEELING PRETTY COMFORTABLE WITH THAT. AND THE CAVEAT IS, IF THERE IS A STRONG FEELING THAT I DON'T WANT MY CHILD TO SEE THIS , THEN YOU HAVE THE OFF DOWN SO NOBODY IS BEING FORCED INTO SOMETHING THAT THANK YOU FOR CLARIFYING. GREAT MR CARNEY. SO, UM. WHEN WE TALK ABOUT GENDER IDENTITY, IS THERE ANY GENDER IDENTITY? ANY TYPE OF, UM, NO SEXUAL DISCUSSIONS IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. I JUST WANT TO ASK IT AGAIN. THEIR NEW DISCUSSIONS OF THAT IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HCPS AND DOES THAT INCLUDE A ARE WE TALKING ABOUT GENDER IDENTITY IN THE FIFTH GRADE. THEY'RE NOT ELEMENTARY, BUT I JUST RIGHT. THAT'S HEALTHY BOUNDARIES AND CONSENT, PUBERTY AND A ANATOMY AND PHYSICS PHYSIOLOGY OF THE MALE AND FEMALE REPRESENTATIVE

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SYSTEM. EVERY PARENT HAS THE RIGHT TO HEAR THE CURRICULUM FROM THE SCHOOL HCPS. AND TO OPT OUT SHOULD THEY CHOOSE CORRECT. SO MY QUESTION IS, UM, SOME PARENTS FELT THAT THERE WAS INFORMATION THAT WAS SHARED. THAT WAS NOT UM, WAS COLLECTED BACK BEFORE IT COULD GO HOME TO THE PARENT. THAT WAS A PRETTY PREVALENT ON SOCIAL MEDIA. I DON'T KNOW IF YOU ALL SAW THAT.

BUT THERE WAS A CHART THAT APPARENTLY HAS BEEN AROUND SINCE. 2019 THAT APPARENTLY, IT WAS RETRACTED BEFORE THE STUDENT COULD BRING IT HOME. DO WE HAVE ANY PART OF THE CURRICULUM THAT WE DISCOURAGE STUDENTS FROM BRINGING HOME WE DO NOT. WE ACTUALLY ENTER TRAINING ENCOURAGE TEACHERS TO ENCOURAGE STUDENTS TO TALK TO THEIR PARENTS AT HOME ABOUT ANY CONTENT THAT THEY LEARN IN HEALTH EDUCATION ON THIS TOPIC WOULD BE INCLUDED WITHIN THAT, SO I MY ASSUMPTION IS THAT IF WHEN THAT CAME THROUGH THE BOARD OF EDUCATION THAT WE VETTED IT.

CHECKED IT OUT. IT WAS PRETTY SPECIFIC THAT ANYTHING LIKE THAT WOULD BE PERFORMANCE RELATED OR TRAINING RELATED TO GET BACK TO THE TEACHER TO MAKE SURE THAT IF IT DID HAPPEN, THAT IT WOULDN'T HAPPEN AGAIN. IS THAT CORRECT? THAT IS CORRECT. BECAUSE AND I CAN'T CONTROL EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS IN THE CLASSROOM, AND PEOPLE ARE ASSUMING TRYING TO DO THE BEST THEY CAN. BUT PLEASE GO AHEAD OF THE IMPORTANCE OF THAT FAMILY LIFE TRAINING TO ANY TEACHER WHO TEACHES FAMILY LIFE.

SO ANYBODY WHO IS NEW TO TEACHING FIFTH GRADE, FOR EXAMPLE, WHERE, IN NINTH GRADE HEALTH TEACHER THEY MUST RECEIVE FAMILY LIFE TRAINING BEFORE THEY PROVIDE INSTRUCTION. WE PROVIDE SCRIPTED LESSONS AND THROUGH THOSE TRAININGS, WHICH MR PETTITTE PUTS TOGETHER IN OUR OFFICE, DUDE. PARTICIPATES IN AS WELL. WE GO THROUGH. APPROPRIATE. LESSONS QUESTIONS THAT ARE OKAY TO ANSWER. THIS IS A QUESTION THAT MIGHT BE GREAT TO ASK TO A PARENT OR GUARDIAN AT HOME. SO THERE ARE TOPICS THAT WE DON'T ADDRESS. THAT DOESN'T MEAN THAT THERE'S THERE AREN'T QUESTIONS THAT COME UP. BUT IT'S REALLY TO PREVENT A TEACHER FROM GETTING THEMSELVES JAMMED UP IN THOSE SITUATIONS. I'M DISAPPOINTED THAT SOME OF THE PUBLIC DID LEAVE BECAUSE I THINK THESE ARE QUESTIONS THAT THEY ASKED DURING PUBLIC COMMENT THAT WE'RE TRYING TO REITERATE AND MAKE SURE WE'RE CLEAR OURSELVES ON, UM, THE CURRICULUM THAT'S PROPOSED BY HARFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS. IT'S NOT SOMETHING THAT THE BOARD OF EDUCATION VOTES ON. IS THAT CORRECT. THAT IS CORRECT. AND, UM, BUT THE. HEALTH CURRICULUM THAT YOU'RE PRESENTING WAS SOMETHING THAT WAS PASSED IN 19 4020. SO THIS HAS BEEN IMPLEMENTED IN HARFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND THAT WE'RE GOING TO BE MAKING SOME MODIFICATIONS. IF I UNDERSTAND CORRECTLY OVER THE SUMMER, I SEE YOU ALL NODDING JUST SO THE PEOPLE THAT ARE REMOTE IN HERE THAT UM, AND THAT ANY MODIFICATIONS WILL THEN BE BROUGHT FORWARD TO THE PARENTS AGAIN IN THE FALL, SO THEY WOULD HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO REVIEW THE CORRECTLY, UM, AND OPT OUT ACCORDINGLY. CORRECT THE STUDENTS THAT ARE OPTED OUT WHAT HAPPENS TO THEM IN THE MEANTIME , WHILE THERE ARE OTHER PEERS ARE IN THIS CLASS, SO THERE'S SITUATIONS ARE HANDLED AT THE SCHOOL LEVEL. TYPICALLY THE STUDENT MAY GO TO THE MEDIA CENTER OR TO THE MAIN OFFICE WHEN INSTRUCTION IS TAKING PLACE IN THE CLASSROOM, AND THAT'S WHERE THEY WILL THEN COMPLETE THEIR ALTERNATIVE ASSIGNMENT. SO THAT'S EITHER FOR THE DURATION OF THE ONE CLASS PERIOD OR THE ENTIRETY OF THE UNIT, DEPENDING ON THE CHOICE THAT WAS MADE. UM AND ONE OF THE TERMS WE I GUESS SEXUAL IDENTITY IS. WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT, IS HOW WE'RE REFERENCING. UM A BROADER TOPIC . UH CURRENTLY, UM, WHEN WE MAKE THOSE MODIFICATIONS, WE'LL ■SEES INTRODUCED THAT MIDDLE SCHOOL AND BEYOND, BUT THE PARENTS WOULD HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO UPDATE FOR WHATEVER REASON THEY CHOOSE. CORRECT THEY ALWAYS HAVE THE OPTION TO OPT OUT. OKAY. THANK YOU SO MUCH. JUST ONE MORE QUESTION. I'M SORRY. THE TRAINING. HOW OFTEN DO THE TEACHERS DO? THEY RECEIVE THE TRAINING EVERY YEAR. SO THE TRAINING IS REQUIRED THE FIRST TIME THAT TEACHERS ARE TEACHING THE UNIT THERE'S FOLLOW UP TRAININGS YEARLY AS UPDATES ARE ADDED TO THE CURRICULUM OR AS MORE NEEDS ARE SEEN, SO WHETHER THAT'S TRAINING ON QUESTIONING STRATEGIES THAT MAY SUPPORT TEACHERS AND FAMILY LIFE INSTRUCTION AND BEYOND. SO THAT'S ONGOING. BUT THE INITIAL FAMILY LIFE TRAINING IS THE FIRST TIME THAT TEACHERS TEACH THE UNIT AND IT IS ALWAYS AVAILABLE FOR TEACHER WOULD LIKE A REFRESHER ON IT AS WELL. AND I WOULD SAY THAT THOSE TRAININGS ARE TYPICALLY RECORDED SO THAT INFORMATION IS SHARED WITH TEACHERS WHO MAYBE WOULDN'T WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO ATTEND THE TRAINING SO THEY CAN REFER BACK. THANK YOU. I WAS GOING TO ASK OUR MADAM PRESIDENT. I COULD BREAK PROTOCOL. I WILL A LITTLE BIT THIS IS A PLAIN TO YOU. HOWE TOPIC WITH VERY LEGITIMATE CONCERNS THAT HAVE BEEN RAISED. I WAS GOING TO THANK THOSE MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC WHO STAYED UNTIL THEY LEFT. BUT THERE ARE STILL TWO SPEAKERS WHO SPOKE EARLIER. AND RAISE SOME OF THESE LEGITIMATE CONCERNS, AND I JUST WANT TO ADDRESS THEM DIRECTLY

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WHAT YOU'VE HEARD TONIGHT. DID THAT. ANSWER YOUR QUESTIONS COMES UP THUMBS DOWN. DID NOT.

RIGHT, BUT THE QUESTION HAD BEEN RAISED BY WELL, THAT'S ONE THINK THAT'S HARD AND FAST. I MEAN THAT YOU SEE THE YES OR NO YOU OFTEN OR YOU OPT OUT. BUT THE OTHER WAS THAT THERE WAS A MISCONCEPTION THAT THIS STUFF WAS BEING TAUGHT IN PRE K THROUGH FOUR, AND IT'S NOT. BUT BUT. WHATEVER THEY DO IN BALTIMORE CITY, CARROLL COUNTY, FREDERICK COUNTY, HARFORD COUNTY HAS CHOSEN NOT TO PUT THAT IN THEIR PRE K THROUGH FOUR CURRICULA. AND EVERY PARENT WILL HAVE A CHANCE, AND EVERY PARENT WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO REVIEW THE CURRICULUM. AND I WOULD HOPE.

AND YOU WOULD BE SATISFIED WITH THAT. OKAY. I JUST WANTED TO. WANT TO ENGAGE THE COMMUNITY BECAUSE THEY'RE THE ONES THAT HAVE RAISED THE CONCERN THERE. THE REASON THAT YOU GUYS ARE HERE, SO AND I GUESS MY CONCERN I WANT TO ADD TO A DOCTOR PHILLIPS IS SAYING IS AS MODIFICATIONS ARE GOING TO HAPPEN OVER THE SUMMER. AND I'M SAYING THAT TO YOU ALSO, AND WHEN THOSE HAPPEN OVER THE SUMMER, IT'S YOUR OPPORTUNITY IN THE FALL TO DEFINITELY UNDERSTAND BECAUSE YOUR YOUR CHILDREN, YOU KNOW, ARE YOUR LIFELINE THERE. THEY'RE VERY PRECIOUS. WE ALL HAVE CHILDREN. WE UNDERSTAND THAT. UM BUT THAT'S GOING TO BE YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO UNDERSTAND WHAT THAT FAMILY LIFE PROGRAM IS GONNA BE. HOWEVER, IT'S MODIFIED IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. JUST SEE IF YOU'RE SATISFIED. AND IF YOU'RE NOT SATISFIED, THEN YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO OPT OUT . I'VE SEEN A LOT ON SOCIAL MEDIA. NOT THAT IT SHOULD LEAD US BUT THAT THERE IS NO OPT OUT, AND THEY'RE FURIOUS BECAUSE THERE'S NO OPT OUT IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. THERE'S OPT OUT ACROSS THE ENTIRE CURRICULUM WHEN IT COMES TO THESE UNITS, CORRECT.

PERFUMING LIFE EDUCATION? YES, YES. AND I THINK AND THANK YOU FOR STAYING. THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I'D LIKE TO SHARE SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN TOUCHING. IT WASN'T IT ISN'T REALLY THE SCOPE OF THIS GROUP HERE BECAUSE IT'S NOT SPECIFICALLY CONNECTED TO OUR HEALTH CURRICULUM. BUT I DO WANT TO SHARE ONE THING BECAUSE THIS HAS BEEN KIND OF BUBBLING. UM THE PRACTICE OF ASKING STUDENTS FOR PRONOUNS. NOW THAT IS A PHENOMENON THAT EVOLVED PROBABLY OVER THE LAST FIVE YEARS. I THINK IT WAS PROBABLY FIRST TOOK SHAPE AS MANY THINGS DO IN A UNIVERSITY SETTING AMONG ACADEMICS. WE KNOW THERE'S A CULTURE THAT'S KIND OF GROWN UP AROUND THIS, AND IN FACT, I'VE NEVER HEARD SOMEONE CLARIFY THAT. UNTIL JUST A FEW YEARS AGO. UM IN SOME PLACES, IT WAS PROBABLY MORE PREVALENT THAN HERE. BUT IT WASN'T SOMETHING THAT I HAD HAD MUCH EXPERIENCE WITH. AND THERE WAS AN INCIDENT OR PROBABLY MORE THAN ONE. UM THERE WAS ONE SPECIFICALLY THAT GOT A LOT OF ATTENTION. AND SOCIAL MEDIA. WE HAD SOME PUBLIC COMMENTS ABOUT EARLY IN THE YEAR WHEN THIS HAPPENED WHERE THE TEACHER DID ASK CLASS FOR THAT.

AND IN FACT, THAT'S SOMETHING AT THE TIME WE REVIEWED. AND THE. GUIDANCE THAT WE GOT BACK AFTER TAKING A SORT OF A LEGAL REVIEW OF THAT FROM THEN MR SPICER, WHO WAS GENERAL COUNSEL WAS THAT IT WAS HIS RECOMMENDATION AND AGAIN. THIS IS KIND OF LIKE I SAID, A NEW A NEW PHENOMENON.

THIS IS NOT SOMETHING THAT HAS EVER BEEN REGULAR PRACTICE. NOR IS IT EVER BEEN SOMETHING THAT WAS MANDATED BY THE BOARD. WHERE THE SCHOOL SYSTEM IN GENERAL OR THE ADMINISTRATION. BUT IT WAS OCCURRING BECAUSE PEOPLE WERE SEEING IT HAPPEN IN OTHER PLACES, AND UM, RECOMMENDATION AT THAT TIME. IS THAT OUR STAFF? OUR TEACHERS, OUR SCHOOLS DO NOT SEEK INFORMATION FROM SPECIFIC WE DON'T ASK STUDENTS. THEIR PREFERRED. PRONOUNS WE DON'T ASK ABOUT SEXUAL IDENTITY. WE DON'T ASK FOR SEXUAL PREFERENCE. UM, THAT BEING SAID. AS YOU HEARD ONE OF OUR ONE OF OUR UH, PUBLIC COMMENTS THIS EVENING. OUR STUDENTS CONFIDE IN THEIR TEACHERS. SOME OF THEM DO NOT ALL OF THEM. BUT SOME FIND THAT PERSON WHO IS. SOMEONE THEY REALLY TRUST THAT THEY WANT TO KIND OF GET THINGS WITH, AND THEY'VE SORT OF FELT THAT SCHOOL IS A PLACE WHERE THEY CAN GET SOME INFORMED INFORMATION ABOUT THIS. AND AGAIN, IT'S NOT JUST A HARFORD COUNTY PRACTICE, BUT AGAIN SO NEXT TO A SECOND LEGAL QUESTION EMERGED, WHICH WAS IS IT APPROPRIATE FOR TEACHERS OR AS A REQUIRED APPROPRIATE REQUIRED? UM, FOR TEACHERS TO SHARE WITH PARENTS PROACTIVELY.

IF A STUDENT SHARES THAT INFORMATION WITH THEM. AND AGAIN. NATIONALLY IN MOST CASES , I THINK IT'S REGULAR PRACTICE AND NOT JUST PUBLIC SCHOOLS, BUT ANOTHER SCHOOL SETTINGS. STEP.

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THAT IS NOT. WE DON'T BELIEVE IT'S RESPONSIBILITY OF TEACHERS TO SHARE THAT INFORMATION BACK WHEN IT'S VOLUNTEERED WITH HIM. SO FIRST OUR GOAL IS NOT TO ASK. BUT SECOND UM IT'S. I MEAN, I DON'T MEAN TO SAY IT SO BLUNTLY. TO SOME DEGREE, IT'S NOT OUR BUSINESS IS NOT WHAT WE SHOULD BE GETTING INTO. BUT LIKE I SAID, AS WE KNOW, SOMETIMES STUDENTS CONFIDE. UM BUT IN THAT PARTICULAR CASE AND AGAIN, THERE WAS SOMEONE WHO REFERENCED PIECE OF NEWS ARTICLE THAT WAS THAT THERE WAS AN EXCERPT PULLED FROM SOME OF OUR TRAINING THAT WAS CONDUCTED. AND IF YOU READ THAT EXCERPT BECAUSE I READ THIS ARTICLE, NOW, A FEW TIMES IT'S BEEN SHARED WITH ME. UM BASICALLY INDICATED IF YOU'RE IN A SITUATION WHERE, WHEREAS STUDENT HAS SHARED THIS INFORMATION WITH YOU. HOW DO YOU RESPOND? WELL, YOU KNOW WHEN IT COMES TO THESE TOPICS WHETHER HEALTH TEACHERS PROBABLY GET AS MUCH TRAINING AS JUST ABOUT ANY TEACHER BECAUSE OUR HEALTH CURRICULUM IS FAR AND AWAY THE MOST LEGISLATED THE MOST CRYPTID CURRICULUM WE TEACH ANYWHERE IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS. BECAUSE THESE TOPICS ARE SO SENSITIVE AND WE'RE VERY, VERY HARD TO STAY AS CLOSELY ALIGNED. TO THAT. THE LAW. THE STATEMENT WE STAY ALIGNED WITH THAT WE WERE VERY HARD TO CREATE CIRCUMSTANCES WHERE OUR TEACHERS DON'T EDITORIALIZE, BUT WE DO HAVE THOUSANDS OF HUMANS WORKING FOR US SO THAT SNEAKS ITS WAY IN THE TIMES AND UM AND YOU KNOW, BUT WE ALSO HELP OUR TEACHERS. UNDERSTAND BECAUSE OUR TEACHERS ASK STUDENTS IF THEY HAVE QUESTIONS. AND STUDENTS ASKED A WHOLE RANGE OF QUESTIONS AND SOME OF THEM WE'VE PREDICTED, AND WE'VE HELPED OUR TEACHERS KNOW HOW TO RESPOND TO THEM APPROPRIATELY. AND OTHER TIMES THEY'RE QUESTIONS THAT THEY WEREN'T PREPARED FOR. AND SO, YES, THERE IS NO DOUBT THAT WE'RE GOING TO HAVE WE'RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO HAVE EXAMPLES WHERE PEOPLE EITHER GO OUTSIDE THE SCRIPT OR MAYBE AT A TIRE, YOU KNOW, LET THEIR OWN BELIEFS TO SNEAK IN THAT THAT'S NOT OUR INTEREST. WE DON'T WE DON'T PUSH THAT AND WE TRY TO HELP PEOPLE. STAY IS NEUTRAL ON THOSE THINGS AS POSSIBLE. TO SUSTAIN A TRUSTING RELATIONSHIP WITH THE STUDENTS, BUT ALSO TO PRESENT THE CURRICULUM IS REQUIRED. SO THIS IS NOT A THIS ISN'T A PERFECT SETTING. IT'S SO HARD BECAUSE AGAIN, WE'RE DEALING WITH HUMANS, AND THERE'S A LOT OF VARIANTS IN THE INTERACTIONS THAT OCCUR. UM BUT THIS TEAM AT THE FRONT HERE DOES A FANTASTIC JOB OF TRYING TO HELP OUR TEACHERS UNDERSTAND HOW TO DO THAT. UM AND YOU KNOW, WE HAVE A LOT OF NEW TEACHERS EVERY YEAR.

UM BUT THEN PEOPLE BRING BELIEFS AND SOMETIMES YOU KNOW, WE'RE TRYING. THERE'S ALMOST NO WAY TO BE A POLITICAL IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE. YOU KNOW THE LINE IS SO NARROW TO AVOID ANYTHING THAT APPEARS POLITICAL. THE EXAMPLES ARE GOING TO CONTINUE TO EMERGE. UM. BUT SOME OF THE CONCERNS THAT HAVE BEEN PRESENTED AS SCHOOL SYSTEM POLICIES JUST AREN'T UM AND YOU KNOW WE DON'T GO OUT AND FIRE THE PEOPLE WHO STEP OUT OF LINE BECAUSE THESE ARE GOOD TEACHERS, AND SO YOU KNOW IF THEY GET OFF SCRIPT THAT'S WHERE THE TRAINING COMES BACK IN. WE TRY TO WORK WITH THEM, SO I JUST WANTED TO BRING THAT UP BECAUSE PARTICULARLY THE TOPIC ABOUT THE GENDER IDENTITY IN THE PRONOUNCED. I KNOW THAT'S BEEN A LINGERING THING. UM. YOU KNOW, BUT ALSO LIKE I SAID, IN IN MANY WAYS IS STILL A NEW TOPIC. YOU KNOW OUR TEACHERS, OUR STUDENTS RETURN TO THE CLASSROOMS FULL TIME JUST THIS PAST FALL. AND IT WAS A PHENOMENON THAT GREW, I THINK SOMEWHAT YOU KNOW? AGGRESSIVELY OVER THE FEW YEARS WE WERE GONE IF IT STARTED BEFORE THE PANDEMIC, BUT IT WAS IT WAS DEFINITELY GROWING. AND SO IN A WAY, THAT'S A TOPIC THAT WE'RE JUST LEARNING TO CONFRONT THIS YEAR. AND, UM SO WE WILL CONTINUE TO LOOK AT THIS. WE WILL STRENGTHEN THE TRAINING FOR TEACHERS. WE WILL GO BACK AND ADDRESS THOSE THINGS. BUT I KNOW I SPOKE IN A LONG TIME. BUT THIS IS SOMETHING WE'VE TALKED A LOT ABOUT LATELY. I KNOW IT'S BEEN A LOT OF PEOPLE'S MINDS. IT'S NOT ARE INTERESTED IN SEEKING INFORMATION ABOUT STUDENTS SEXUAL PREFERENCE. UM, BUT IF STUDENTS ARE IN A CASE WHERE THEY SHARE THAT UM THE STUDENT'S PRIVACY. AND I KNOW THIS IS A QUESTION THAT I KNOW THIS HAS BEEN POPPING UP IN OTHER STATES AS SOMETHING AS A QUESTION, BUT THE VERY CONSISTENT GUIDANCE AND IN PRACTICE UP TO THIS POINT FOR A VERY LONG TIME IS THAT TEACHERS SHOULDN'T BE IN THE MIDDLE OF SHARING THAT INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS. STUDENTS SHOULD HAVE A CHOICE ABOUT WHEN THEY SHARED NOW WE DO BUT IN OUR GUIDANCE IN OUR LEGAL ANALYSIS WE HAVE ONE VERY CLEAR CAVEAT, WHICH IS IF WE FEEL THERE IS POTENTIAL FOR HARM OR DANGER TO THE STUDENT. BECAUSE OF THINGS THEY'VE EXPRESSED. YOU KNOW THAT TRUMPS THE PRIVACY AND THAT SITUATION WHERE WE SHARE UM , BECAUSE THE STUDENT SAFETY IS STILL THE VERY FIRST PRIORITY AND, UM, AND UNFORTUNATELY ONE OF THE THINGS WE KNOW, AND WE'VE HEARD THIS FROM STUDENTS. THE MENTAL HEALTH. THE BULLYING. SUICIDAL IDEATION. IS THAT SUCH

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GREATER RATES FOR STUDENTS WHO MM. ARE GOING THROUGH. YOU'RE NONTRADITIONAL, BINARY. SO WE KNOW THOSE STUDENTS AREN'T MUCH GREATER RISK. AND SO THIS IS A TOPIC WE TAKE VERY, VERY SERIOUSLY, SO I JUST WANTED TO SHARE THAT WITH THE GROUP. UM ONE ANSWER EVERY QUESTION IN THE WORLD STILL BE THINGS PEOPLE DISAGREE WITH, BUT I JUST THOUGHT IT WAS IMPORTANT FOLKS TO HEAR. GOING BACK TO QUESTIONS, DR MILLER. ONE OF THE THINGS THAT I'M REALLY SORRY PEOPLE DIDN'T STAY TO HEAR THE ANSWER TO THIS IS HOW DO YOU GET ON THE FAMILY LIFE AND HUMAN SEXUALITY ADVISORY COUNCIL BECAUSE I WOULD THINK SOME OF THESE PEOPLE WHO HAVE THESE SEVERE CONCERNS. MIGHT WANT TO BE ON THAT COUNCIL AND SEE WHAT'S GOING ON. BUT HOPEFULLY THEY MIGHT LISTEN BACK TO THIS. I WOULD SAY. TYPICALLY, IT'S BEEN ADVERTISED ON THE WEBSITE, UM DR BROWN, AND IF THERE'S ANY OTHER FORMS IF IT IS A FORD COMMITTEE SIMILAR TO THE CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR C T E, AS WELL AS GIFTED AND TALENTED AND THE SEA CAC, WHICH IS THE SPECIAL EDUCATION SO THERE IS AN APPLICATION PROCESS, AND ONCE IT IS ADVERTISED, IT IS OPEN TO ALL AND THEN FROM THERE, WE GET THROUGH THE VETTING PROCESS. SO EVEN NOW, IF SOMEBODY WANTED TO FILL OUT AN APPLICATION TO GET ON TO THIS COUNCIL IN THE FUTURE THAT THEY COULD DO THAT THEY COULD, WHERE THEY COULD JUST SIMPLY REACH OUT TO OUR OFFICE AND LET US KNOW THAT THIS IS SOMETHING THAT THEY WOULD LIKE TO DO, AND WE CAN HELP THEM WORK THAT WORK THROUGH THAT AS WELL.

SO I REALLY HOPE THAT THEY LISTENED BACK TO THIS AND FIND OUT THAT THERE IS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE PARENTS TO ACTUALLY HAVE INPUT ON THIS, AND I DON'T KNOW ABOUT THE PEOPLE THAT WERE RUNNING FOR POLITICAL OFFICE HERE THAT WE'RE DON'T LIVE IN THE COUNTY OR THAT IF THEY HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO DO IT. BUT I JUST WANTED TO BE AWARE THAT ALL THE PARENTS AND THE PEOPLE IN THE COUNTY CAN GET INVOLVED. OKAY THANK YOU SO MUCH. ONE OF THE THINGS I SAW AT MAGNOLIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FOR PEOPLE THAT ARE WORRIED ABOUT PRONOUNS IN IT. IS THAT THEY HAVE SHIFTED NOW TO REFER TO THE STUDENTS IS OKAY READERS. LET'S DO THIS OR OKAY, RESEARCHERS. WE'RE GOING TO LOOK THIS UP OR OKAY, WRITERS. WE'RE GOING TO DO A REPORT NOW. SO INSTEAD OF REFERRING TO THEM AS BOYS AND GIRLS OR USING PRONOUNS, AND THAT THEY ARE REFERRING TO THEM BY WHAT THEY'RE DOING, AND I REALLY THOUGHT THAT WAS GOOD, BECAUSE IT'S ENCOURAGING THEM LIKE IF YOU CALL A STUDENT, A READER THEN THEY THINK, OK, WELL, MAYBE I CAN DO THIS, YOU KNOW, SO I REALLY SEE THAT AS A POSITIVE WAY TO HANDLE THE SITUATION, AND THAT IS WHAT I SAW IN PRACTICE, AT LEAST AT THAT SCHOOL. UM AND I'VE BEEN AT SEVERAL OTHER SCHOOLS ALSO, BUT IT REALLY STRUCK ME WHEN I WAS AT MAGNOLIA ELEMENTARY THIS LAST WEEK, SO THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

TALKED ABOUT OR ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENT. YES, THANK YOU. SO GOING TO THE CURRICULUM APPROVAL PROCESS. UM. IT LOOKS LIKE THERE'S A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE EYES ON THE CURRICULUM.

DURING THIS PROCESS, WOULD YOU SAY THAT'S CORRECT? THAT'S CORRECT. SO WE HAVE, UM. FAMILY LIFE CITIZENS ADVISORY COMMITTEE . THE JUICY SEE, UM WE'RE GOING TO HAVE INPUT FROM TEACHERS FROM THE PEOPLE ACTUALLY WRITING THE CURRICULUM. I AM ON THE GCC, AND I'M, A PARENT OF 1/5 GRADER. UM I KNOW A LOT OF OUR OTHER BOARD MEMBERS AND OTHER STAFF ARE ALL PARENTS. I'D LIKE TO EMPHASIZE THAT WE ARE HAVING A LOT OF DIFFERENT PEOPLE ARE LOOKING AT THIS. A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE MAKING SURE THAT WHAT KIDS IMPLEMENTED IS EGYPT APPROPRIATE. NO. I'VE BEEN LISTENING TO COMMENTS NOT JUST SAVE IT GOING BACK MONTHS. AND HAS BEEN DISTURBING TO ME. THE. THE WILLINGNESS TO ASSUME.

MAJ INTENTIONS ON THE PART OF THE SCHOOL SYSTEM, THE BOARD THE STATE FOR PUTTING OUT THESE GUIDELINES IN THE FIRST PLACE. WHEN. FOR ALL PEOPLE WHO ARE PART OF THIS COMMUNITY. LOTS OF US ARE PARENTS. CURRENTLY GRANDPARENTS. UM SO. I HOPE THAT PEOPLE LISTENING TO THIS, PLEASE REMEMBER THAT THIS IS BEING SEEN BY A WHOLE LOT OF PEOPLE WHO DO HAVE A STAKE IN THE OUTCOME. THE

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INTENTIONS ACROSS THE BOARD HERE ARE GOOD. NO FURTHER QUESTIONS AT THIS TIME. THANK YOU, DR HAROLD. AH! THANK YOU FOR CLARIFYING. UM SOME OF THE QUESTIONS THAT UM. WERE RAISED ALL THE QUESTIONS THAT WERE ALREADY RAISED. UM UH, I WOULD I WAS GOING TO ASK SO THEY HAD TO COMMUNITY. UM IT COULD BE REITERATED FOR THE COMMUNITY AND BROUGHT TO THE FOREFRONT. UM TO ADDRESS THE CONCERNS THAT WERE MOST PREVALENT AND PUBLIC COMMENT AND IN QUESTIONS THAT COME TO THE SCHOOL SYSTEM, SO THANK YOU FOR THAT. AND I'M HOPING THAT, UM, LIKE DR MUELLER THAT THE COMMUNITY MEMBERS WHO HAVE THE MOST CONCERNS, UM AND THEY'RE VALID CONCERNS, BUT UM THOSE HAVE BEEN ADDRESSED AND I HAVE A FEELING THAT WE WILL CONTINUE TO ADDRESS THEM AS WE MOVE FORWARD BECAUSE UM, LIKE SOME OTHER TOPICS THAT WE HAVE ADDRESSED AS A SCHOOL SYSTEM. NO MATTER HOW MANY TIMES WE DEBUNK , UM UH, FALSE INFORMATION THAT COMES TO THE FOREFRONT. IT KEEPS RESURFACING. UM AND I'M NOT QUITE SURE WHY THAT'S HAPPENING . BUT, UM, I APPRECIATE YOUR EFFORTS OF CLARITY, UM AND RESOLVE AS WE MOVE FORWARD, AND , UM, GIVE PARENTS AND FAMILIES THE INFORMATION THAT THEY NEED. TO BE ADVOCATES FOR THEIR CHILDREN AND TO BE TEACHERS AT HOME. UM AND COLLABORATORS WITH OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM ARE TEACHERS. UM AH, YOU KNOW, TO EDUCATE STUDENTS. UM ONE THING THAT I REALLY APPRECIATE ABOUT YOUR PRESENTATION BOTH TODAY AND IN OUR SMALLER GROUPS. UM, UH, WAS THE EMPHASIS THAT UM TEACHERS ARE TRAINED. UM QUITE EXTENSIVELY TO PRESENT THIS INFORMATION IN AN AGE APPROPRIATE WAY AND INCORPORATED INTO THE CURRICULUM THROUGHOUT, UM, GRADES K THROUGH 12. UM AND SO I WOULD LIKE TO EMPHASIZE THAT AGAIN THAT THE SCHOOL SYSTEM DOES NOT TAKE THIS LIGHTLY. UM THIS IS A DELICATE, INTRICATE, IMPORTANT PART OF STUDENT LEARNING. AND, UM THAT OUR TEACHERS ARE HIGHLY QUALIFIED, UM, THROUGH THEIR TRAINING TO PRESENT THIS INFORMATION AND RESPECTFUL, RESPONSIBLE AND APPROPRIATE MANNER, SO I REALLY WANT TO THANK YOU TONIGHT FOR YOUR PRESENTATION. THANK YOU, MR ROBINSON. ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS? I APPRECIATE THE PRESENTATION, AND ALL OF THEM SHOULD NEVER SHARE TONIGHT, ESPECIALLY THE FACT THAT, UH, WE HAVE MANY EYES LOOKING AT THIS THING. I BELIEVE. ALL OF MY QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED.

BUT MOST IMPORTANTLY, I THINK THAT ALL OF THE QUESTIONS OR CONCERNS AT LEAST AS THEY HAVE BEEN RAISED. DUST FOR HAVE ALSO BEEN ADDRESSED BY, UH, IT'S THIS PANEL. AND UM, BUT, AS JOYCE HAVE INDICATED, WE WILL HEAR THESE THINGS AGAIN OVER AND OVER AGAIN, AND WE CAN ONLY SOMEBODY USED. WHAT? WHAT THE BUT THE RATIONALITY BUT BUT THANK YOU FOR THE PRESIDENTIAL ALRIGHT.

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS? LAST CHANCE FOR HEALTH EDUCATION. JUST SAYING. PLEASE CONTINUE TO TELL ALL THE KIDS TO OUR DEODORANT. I SAY THAT AS A MOTHER OF A VERY SMELLY SEVENTH GRADER. WHILE I UNDERSTAND THE OTHER STUFF IS IMPORTANT. THAT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO ME. ALL RIGHT. NEXT UP. I KNOW THERE'S MORE. THAT'S IT. THAT'S IT. OKAY THANK YOU. ALL. THANK YOU. THANK YOU SO MUCH. THERE IS MORE, BUT THERE IS MORE. I KNOW. OKAY? ALRIGHT. MR BROWN, COME ON DOWN. THANK

[H. Decision on the Homestead/Wakefield Elementary School Replacement Project Updates, Mr. Cornell Brown, AssistantSuperintendent for Operations]

YOU TO THE PUBLIC FOR STAYING. THANK YOU. MR MORTON, THE PLEASURE AS ALWAYS TO SEE YOU AS WELL. THANK YOU. THANK YOU TO MR BROWN. THANK YOU FOR FIXING THE AIR CONDITION. NOT A PROBLEM. GOOD EVENING, AND I TOO AM, UH, YOU KNOW, PLEASED TO SEE EVERYONE

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AFTER SUCH A LONG TIME. SO GOOD EVENING. I'M CORNELL BROWN. I'M THE ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT FOR OPERATIONS. JOINING ME IS MR CHRISTOPHER MORTON. HE'S OUR SUPERVISOR OF PLANNING CONSTRUCTION. AND TONIGHT'S PRESENTATION WILL UPDATE YOU ON MATTERS, UM, YOU KNOW, PERTAINING TO THE HOMESTEAD WAKEFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROJECT. MORE SPECIFICALLY, WE LIKE TO GET INTO SOME OF THE CONDITIONS THAT THE TOWN OF BEL AIR HAS A SET FOR THE BOARD REQUIRING HARFORD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS TO TRANSFER PROPERTY TO THE TOWN SO THAT THEY CAN EXTEND EAST AND WEST MACPHAIL ROAD AND CONNECTED TO ACROSS THE YOU KNOW BELLAIRE CAMPUS. AT THE CONCLUSION OF OUR PRESENTATION WILL BE ASKING THE BOARD FOR DECISION ON THAT PROPERTY SURPLUS. IT'S AUGUST ART. SO JUST A LITTLE BACKGROUND. UM YOU KNOW, 15 YEARS AGO PRIOR TO MY ARRIVAL HERE IN HARFORD COUNTY. IN 2000 AND SEVEN THERE WAS A SCOPE STUDY COMPLETED FOR THE HOMESTEAD WAKEFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL PROJECT. DUE TO FISCAL CONSTRAINTS, UM, IN 2000 AND EIGHT 2 2010. THE PROJECT WAS DEFERRED. WITH THE RECENT, UM ACTIVITY WITH THE BALANCING ENROLLMENT, UM, AND WITH THE JOHN ARCHER SCHOOL PROJECT ON THE BOARD HAD DIRECTED THE SUPERINTENDENT TO TAKE A LOOK AT THE SCOPE STUDY, REVISE IT AND UPDATE IT. AND WE DID THAT. UM AND 2021. SO THE RESULTS OF THAT SCOPE STUDY THE BOARD TOOK ACTION. TO VOTE ON FULL REPLACEMENT OF THE BUILDING. WITH THE SINGLE CAPACITY OF 11 29. UM AND. THE PROJECT CALLS FOR THE PLACEMENT OF A SINGLE STRUCTURE. AT THE ELEVATION WITH THE WAKEFIELD BUILDING, AND SO THE WAKEFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FACILITY IS ON A HIGH PORTION OF THE CAMPUS AT HOMESTEAD IS ON THE LOWER PORTION OF THE CAMPUS , UM, ACROSS THE PARKING LOT FROM BEL AIR MIDDLE SCHOOL. SO THE BOARD TOOK ACTION TO VOTE ON THE SINGLE STRUCTURE THAT WOULD BE ON THE UPPER PORTION OF THE CAMPUS. UM. SO THE OTHER THING THAT THE BOARD TOOK ACTION ON WAS, UM, THAT THE JOHN ARCHER FACILITY WOULD NOT BE SITUATED ON THAT CAMPUS. AND THAT WE WOULD, UM, BUILD A NEW JOHN ARCHER AND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL FACILITY ON SHUCKS ROAD WHERE WE WERE PLANNING FOR CAMPUS HILLS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL. UM SO, UM WE'RE MOVING FORWARD WITH THAT PROJECT. SO HOMESTEAD WAKEFIELD IS AN 82 A HALF MILLION DOLLAR, UM, SCHOOL REPLACEMENT PROJECT. IS FULLY FUNDED BY THE STATE OF MARYLAND AND OUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT. WE'VE MOVED FORWARD WITH THE PROJECT WITH ALL THE PLANNING AND DESIGN. UM AND WE'VE ACTUALLY STARTED PHASE ONE OF THE PROJECT WITH SITE WORK THAT'S REQUIRED TO PLAY SOME PORTABLE FACILITIES OVER THERE SO THAT WE CAN DO THE PHASE CONSTRUCTION. WHERE THE STUDENTS ARE. WE'RE PLANNING TO MOVE THE STUDENTS IN THE WAKEFIELD BUILDING OUT OF THE WAKEFIELD FACILITY INTO THE MODULAR BUILDING. AND THEN WE'LL DEMOLISH THE WAKEFIELD FACILITY. AND, UM, YOU KNOW, START THE CONSTRUCTION. AND THEN WE'LL.

MOVE ALL THE KIDS INTO THE SINGLE BUILDING AND THEN WE'LL START TO DEMOLISH THE HOMESTEAD BUILDING AND START TO MOVE FORWARD WITH THE SITE WORK OVER THE NEXT COUPLE OF YEARS. SO UM, THE CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS. UM MR MOORE, AND THEN UM, MR MILLER , THE PROJECT MANAGER THEY MOVE FORWARD WITH, YOU KNOW, DOING ALL OF THE PLANNING WORK WITH OUR CONSULTANTS. AND WE SUBMITTED OUR DOCUMENTS TO THE STATE, AND IN MARCH THEY WERE APPROVED. SO THIS IS JUST A YOU KNOW, GRAPHIC REPRESENTATION OF WHAT? I JUST, UM, YOU KNOW DESCRIBED, BUT I JUST WANTED TO, UM KIND OF POINT OUT. SIDE OF POINT. UM A SMOCK FELL ROAD AT THE INTERSECTION OF ROUTE 9 24.

AND WEST MACPHAIL ROAD. UM, WHERE. WEST MIDFIELD ROLE KIND OF CURVES INTO SOUTH AT WORD AT THE MCFAUL CENTER. SO ON THE TWO SIDES OF THE CAMPUS, UM EAST, MACPHAIL ROAD AND WEST MACPHAIL

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ROAD TERMINATE AT THOSE POINTS. AND THE TOWN. WHAT THEY'RE ASKING IS THAT WE CONNECT THOSE TWO POINTS ACROSS THE CAMPUS. AND IN ORDER TO DO THAT, UM, WE'LL HAVE TO, YOU KNOW, DO SOME ENGINEERING AND ULTIMATELY GET TO A POINT WHERE WE WOULD, UM HAVE TO DEEM PROPERTY AS UM, YOU KNOW, NOT UM, FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSE. EVENT. GET APPROVED FROM THE STATE TRANSFER TO OUR COUNTY GOVERNMENT AND THEN ULTIMATELY BETWEEN HARFORD COUNTY AND THE TOWN OF BEL AIR.

THE PROPERTY WOULD BE TRANSFERRED TO THE TOWN SO THAT THEY COULD MOVE FORWARD WITH CONNECTING EASTMAN FELL ROAD WITH, UM WEST MACPHAIL ROAD. SO WITH THAT OUR PROJECT TEAM OVER THE LAST YEAR, UM, HAS BEEN MOVING FORWARD WITH PLANNING AND DESIGN ACTIVITIES. AND THEY'VE BEEN COORDINATING WITH THE TOWN OF BALLET AT THE NORMAL COURSE OF BUSINESS. WHERE IN AUGUST THERE WAS A CONCEPT MEETING JUST TO GO OVER. YOU KNOW THE PROJECT. THEN SEVERAL MEETINGS TOOK PLACE AFTER THAT. UM, WHERR TRAFFIC IMPACT ANALYSIS BEYOND THE NORMAL SCOPE OF A SCHOOL PROJECT. WHERE ON THIS CAMPUS, UM WHAT WE WERE DOING WAS AT ANALYZING THE TRAFFIC PATTERNS AS IT RELATED TO, YOU KNOW, BRINGING STUDENTS ONTO OUR CAMPUS AND TRANSPORTATION AND THINGS OF THAT SORT, UM, AT CERTAIN INTERSECTIONS WITH ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL. WHAT THE IMPACT WOULD BE TO THOSE INTERSECTING POINTS. UM, BUT THEN. YOU KNOW, DOING THE CONCEPT MEETINGS TO TOWN OF BELLAIRE ASKED. US TO GO BEYOND THAT IN THE PROJECT TEAM. UM, DID THAT THEY START TO LOOK BEYOND THE IMMEDIATE CAMPUS, UM , TO DETERMINE WHETHER OR NOT THERE WAS SOME, YOU KNOW, ADVERSE TRAFFIC IMPACTS AND THE RESULTS OF THE STUDY. THE DATA SHOWED THAT UM THERE WAS REALLY NO MAJOR IMPROVEMENTS REQUIRED. TO ACCOMMODATE THE ACTIVITY THAT WE WERE PLANNING FOR THE YOU KNOW 1129 STUDENTS. AND THE TRANSPORTATION THE BUSSES THAT WE, YOU KNOW, DEPLOYED TO PICK UP AND DROP THE STUDENTS OFF. IF I COULD JUMP IN, JUST YOU KNOW? THIS IS NORMAL COURSE OF WORKING WITH THE VARIOUS MUNICIPALITIES . WHETHER IT'S THE CITY OF HOW DEGREES THE TENOR BEL AIR OFFERED COUNTY GOVERNMENT OR THE CITY OF ABERDEEN. SO WHEN YOU'RE WORKING WITH PEOPLE AND YOU'RE SITTING DOWN, AND THEY'RE ASKING TO EXPAND THINGS, REASONABLY WE DID THAT. AND YOU KNOW THAT WAS AN ADDED COST OF $18,000 FOR THE BOARD OF ED TO WORK WITH THEM TO EXPAND THAT STUDY BEYOND WHAT WAS REQUIRED. I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT TO NOTE GREAT GREAT POINT GREAT POINT. AND IN THOSE CONVERSATIONS, UM WE TALKED TO PARKS AND REC. THEY OPERATE THE MCFAUL CENTER AND WE WERE LOOKING TO SEE IF WE COULD, UM, YOU KNOW, ACCESS THERE. THEIR PROPERTY. TO CREATE EMERGENCY ACCESS AND EGRESS ON TO THE SITE. SO THOSE CONVERSATIONS THE PROJECT TEAM, UM, WE'RE HAVING WITH PARKS AND REC AS WE WERE MOVING FORWARD. SO AS TIME MOVED FORWARD. A MEETING WAS CALLED IN MARCH. UM WHERE THERE WERE, YOU KNOW STAKEHOLDERS IN THE SCHOOL SYSTEM, HARFORD COUNTY. UM YOU KNOW, COUNCIL, THE TOWN OF BEL AIR, AND, UM, THERE WERE A COUPLE OF THINGS THAT WERE DISCUSSED THERE ABOUT THE INTERSECTION AT MCFALL ROAD AND NOT 24. CONSTRUCTION ACCESS AND EGRESS, UM AND THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM TO CONNECTION OF THE ROAD. UM AND HONESTLY, WHEN I WHEN I FIRST YOU KNOW, WAS ATTENDING THE MEETING. I DIDN'T THINK THAT THAT MEETING EVEN THOUGH MR MORTON KEPT TELLING ME THIS IS THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM. UM I THOUGHT WE WERE TALKING ABOUT SAFE ROUTES TO SCHOOLS AND SOME OTHER THINGS THAT WE WERE GOING TO BE DISCUSSING. BUT WE REALLY DIDN'T GET INTO THAT. THE MAIN PURPOSE WAS TO TALK ABOUT THE CONNECTION OF THE WORLD. SO AFTER THAT MEETING, THERE WAS A CONCEPT ANOTHER FOLLOW UP MEETING, YOU KNOW, WITH THE TOWN'S PLANNING AND ZONING DEPARTMENT. AND THEY JUST START TO REALLY MAKE IT CLEAR. UM YOU KNOW WHAT THEY WANTED FROM THE SCHOOL SYSTEM AND AGAIN WAS TO MAKE THAT CONNECTION. UM THURSDAY, APRIL, THE SEVENTH, UM WE WENT IN FRONT OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION TO PRESENT OUR, UM OUR DOCUMENTS OR SITE PLANS AND, UM THEY AT THAT

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MEETING MADE IT VERY CLEAR. THAE SUPERINTENDENT TO COMMIT THE SCHOOL SYSTEM TO TRANSFER PROPERTY. THROUGH THE TOWN SO THAT THEY CAN HAVE SOME DATE TO BE THE TERM IND MAKE THAT CONNECTION. AH, SO THERE ARE A FEW REASONS WHY, UH, WE DON'T BELIEVE IT'S A GOOD IDEA TO MAKE THAT CONNECTION. UM. OBVIOUSLY WE'RE TALKING ABOUT PLACING A TOWN. PUBLIC ROAD THROUGH THE CAMPUS AND NO MATTER WHERE YOU PUT IT, UM STUDENTS WILL HAVE A HARD TIME GETTING YOU KNOW, FROM THEIR HOMES TO THE MIDDLE SCHOOL FROM THE MIDDLE SCHOOL BACK TO THEIR HOMES FROM THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, TWO FIELDS ARE. THE MIDDLE SCHOOL KIDS, THEY COME TO PICK UP THEIR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, YOU KNOW? SIBLINGS. TAKE HIM HOME. SO REALLY, THERE'S REALLY A DIFFICULT UM, THERE'S NO WAY TO PUT A ROAD ONTO THE SITE AND NOT IMPACT. UM, YOU KNOW, ACCESS TO SCHOOL GROUNDS. UM NO. THE REDUCTION AND PROGRAM SPACE. OBVIOUSLY WHEN YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT A 50 TO 70 FT WIDE, YOU KNOW, STRIP OF ROAD WHICH TALKING ABOUT, YOU KNOW, TRANSFERRING A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF SCHOOL PROPERTY THAT WE'RE CURRENTLY USING, UM, FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. UM. NOW THE ODD THING HERE IS WE JUST GOT FINISHED. OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL ARE REDISTRICTING EFFORT.

AND WE'RE TALKING ABOUT BELLAIRE MIDDLE SCHOOL AS A MEANS TO ADDRESS FUTURE GROWTH, THEN THE TOWN OF BEL AIR. UM WE ARE GOING TO PUT INTO OUR EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES MASTER PLAN. BEL AIR MIDDLE SCHOOL, 30 2030. 9 25, BUT I BELIEVE 2028. SO IT'S AFTER WILLIAM PACK OLD POSTS, SO WE HAVE HOMESTEAD WAKEFIELD THAT'S BEING PLANNED NOW. AFTER THAT, WE'LL HAVE JOHN ARCHER.

THEN WE HAVE WILLIAM PICKER. THEN THE NEXT PROJECT IS BELLAIRE MIDDLE SCHOOL AND BELLA MIDDLE SCHOOL. WE DON'T KNOW WHAT IT WOULD LOOK LIKE. IT COULD BE AN ADDITION AND NEW SCHOOL REPLACEMENT. WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH. THE FEASIBILITY SCOPE STUDY PROCESS TO IDENTIFY WHAT BELLY AND MIDDLE SCHOOL WOULD BE, UM, LOOKING AT ENROLLMENT TRENDS AND THOSE KIND OF THINGS AND THEN WE'LL COME TO THE BOARD AT THAT TIME TO SAY OKAY. YOU KNOW HERE ARE SOME CONCEPTS AND THEN WE'LL DECIDE SO FROM PROJECT MANAGEMENT STANDPOINT, SIMILAR TO WHAT WE'RE DOING NOW, WITH THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, PLACED IN A MODULAR BUILDING ON THE SITE AND TRYING TO WORK AROUND WITH CONSTRUCTION. WE WOULD HAVE TO DO THE SAME THING WITH THE MIDDLE SCHOOL, SO THE PROPERTY IS NEEDED, YOU KNOW, FOR FUTURE PROJECT, SO I JUST WANT TO JUST MAKE SURE WE KIND OF POINT THAT OUT. UM AND THEN OBVIOUSLY STATES WERE DUE. WEEK. 21ST APRIL 21ST WE EXPECTED TO RECEIVE BIDS FOR THE HOMESTEAD WAKEFIELD PROJECT. WE'RE ON SCHEDULE TO MOVE FORWARD WITH CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN. THIS SUMMER. SO WE'RE NOW, UM BEHIND.

AND THE PROJECT SCHEDULE. WE DON'T REALLY KNOW THE WAY THAT THIS IS GOING. UM HOW WE'RE GONNA CATCH UP. UM, BUT YOU KNOW THE NEXT PLANNING COMMISSION MEETING THAT WE WILL BE ABLE TO SUBMIT OUR DOCUMENTS IS IN JUNE , SO THAT WOULD PUT US LIKE TWO MONTHS BEHIND AT THAT POINT.

THEN EVERY MONTH WE'RE TALKING ABOUT BEING YOU KNOW, JUNE JULY , AUGUST SEPTEMBER, AND I CALL IT A POINT OF NO RETURN AT SOME POINT THIS YEAR. WHERE IF WE DON'T HAVE THE APPROPRIATE APPROVALS AND START CONSTRUCTION? THEN IT'S QUITE LIKELY WE'D BE A YEAR BEHIND.

THEN IT CAN JUST SNOWBALLED FROM THERE, AND WE'LL HAVE, UM, AT LEAST BUILDING WITH THE MODULAR BUILDING RELEASING. SO WHATEVER THE ANNUAL COST FOR THAT YOU KNOW, IS ESCALATING COSTS AND CONSTRUCTION, DELAYING CONSTRUCTION, UM, DESIGN AND ENGINEERING AND CONSULTING FEES AND THOSE TYPE OF THINGS AND THE TEAM RIGHT NOW. THAT WE KNOW WHERE WE ARE. THEY'RE LOOKING AT THE PROJECT SCHEDULES AND THE ESTIMATES AND ALL THAT, AND THEY'RE PUTTING TOGETHER A PACKET FOR US TO REVIEW SO THAT WE CAN QUANTIFIED TIME AND QUANTIFY BUDGET. AND THE OTHER THING HERE IS OPERATIONAL IMPACT, SO AND I WAS JUST THINKING ABOUT THIS OVER THE WEEKEND. I GUESS I DIDN'T HAVE ANYTHING ELSE TO THINK ABOUT. MM. WHEN YOU LOOK AT OF ROAD COMING THROUGH AND TRAFFIC. ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL WERE CHALLENGED. WE ALREADY

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CHALLENGED WITH I DON'T KNOW. I'M SUITING. EVERYBODY HERE HAS BEEN THERE DURING ARRIVAL AND DISMISSAL AT HOMESTEAD WAKEFIELD A BILLION MIDDLE COMING OUT AND ON 24 BUSSES, AND YOU CAN IMAGINE. CARS COMING THROUGH THE CAMPUS WHILE WE'RE YOU KNOW, DROPPING KIDS OFF, PICKING THEM UP TALKING ABOUT A TRAFFIC CIRCLE AND ALL THESE OTHER KIND OF STUFF FROM AN OPERATIONAL STANDPOINT? UM I THINK IT WOULD BE A GREATER CHALLENGE TO MANAGE THAT. DOING UM, ARRIVED ON DISMISSAL AND OTHER TIMES DURING THE DAY. SO THAT'S JUST A BULLET THAT, UM YOU KNOW, I DIDN'T KNOW WE DIDN'T MAKE IT ONTO THE DOCUMENT. SO UM, YOU KNOW OTHER CONCERNS. UM WE ADVISED THEM THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE THEM THE TOWN AND REPRESENTATIVES OTHER TOWN IN THE PLANNING AND ZONING DEPARTMENT. THAT THERE IS A PROCESS TO TRANSFERRING PROPERTY. UM WE'RE STILL WAITING FOR APPROVALS FROM THE STATE FOR TRANSFER PROPERTY INHABITED GRACE FOR, UM, THE SENIOR CENTER. THAT IS CURRENTLY OPERATED BY, UM, PARKS AND REC. ALL THAT ALL THAT. DOCUMENTS HAVE BEEN SUBMITTED. UM, SUPERINTENDENT SIGNED OFF ON THIS STUFF, AND IT'S BEEN OVER A YEAR. ALRIGHT SO I'VE BEEN OVER A YEAR. WE'RE WAITING TO GET BACK. UM THE APPROVAL FROM THE STATE ON A PROPERTY THAT HAS WHERE IT WELL BEFORE I ARRIVED HERE. THE COUNTY HAS BEEN OPERATING. WE JUST NEVER DID THE PAPERWORK. SO NOW WITH THE HAVE A GREAT PROJECT, WE SUBMITTED THAT INFORMATION. SO THE STATE PROCEDURE REQUIRES THAT WE FIRST UM, SAY THAT THIS PROPERTY IS NO LONGER REQUIRED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES. UM FILL OUT ALL THE PAPERWORK SUBMITTED TO THE STATE . THEY APPROVE IT. WE COME BACK TO THE BOARD. YOU APPROVE IT. THEN WE DO ALL THE DEEDS AND RECREATION AND ALL THAT. AND THEN WE WORK WITH THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT TO, UM, YOU KNOW PAST THE PROPERTY ONTO THEM BECAUSE SCHOOL SYSTEMS WERE NOT AUTHORIZED TO DISPOSITION PROPERTY SO WE CAN'T PURCHASE PROPERTY CAN'T SELL PROPERTY. WE CAN'T TRANSFER WE GIVE IT BACK TO UM, THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT AND THEN THEY WILL TAKE IT FROM THERE. SO IN ESSENCE, THE TRANSFER WOULD BE BETWEEN COUNTY GOVERNMENT AND THE TOWN OF BEL AIR. BUT UM, THEY'RE ASKING US TO OBLIGATE. UM MAKE THAT OBLIGATION NOW AND WE'RE REALLY NOT, UM, AUTHORIZED TO DO THAT.

SO THE PROCESS IS REALLY KEY AND AGAIN. THAT WAS SOMETHING THAT YOU KNOW THE TEAM HAS BEEN TRYING TO EXPLAIN. SO I'M GONNA TRY MY BEST WITH THE LEGAL PRECEDENCE HERE BECAUSE I LEARNED SOMETHING EVEN THOUGH I KNEW, UM AND THEORY, BUT THIS IS MY FIRST OPPORTUNITY DEALING WITH AN ISSUE LIKE THIS, SO I'VE ALWAYS HEARD UM, THAT SCHOOL DISTRICTS WHERE QUASI STATE ENTITIES AND COUNTY AGENCIES, UM AND WE'RE NOT REALLY SUBJECT TO LOCAL ZONING. REGULATIONS I'VE NEVER HAD TO PULL THAT CARD EVER. IN MY 25. PLUS YEARS YOU'VE BEEN HERE. HOW LONG MR MORNING? 27 NEVER HAD TO DO THIS . THIS IS A NEW THING FOR US TO ACTUALLY EAT. LIKE BE EXPERIENCING, UM, BUT ARE YOU KNOW ILLEGAL OFFICE DID SOME HOMEWORK AND THEY NO FOUND SOME INFORMATION WHERE THE MERLIN ATTORNEY GENERAL ISSUED AN OPINION DEALING WITH SOME PLANNING AND ZONING ISSUE IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY. UM, AND IT'S SIMILAR TO WHAT WE'RE DEALING WITH. UM AND THEY SAID ONE THAT THE, UM LOCAL JURISDICTION. I BELIEVE IT'S IN ROCKVILLE DIDN'T HAVE THE AUTHORITY. AND THAT THE BOARD IN MONTGOMERY COUNTY OVERTURN THEIR DECISION WITH, YOU KNOW, TWO THIRDS VOTE. FROM FROM THE BOARD. SO UM, YOU KNOW, THAT'S SOMETHING THAT'S WHY WE'RE HAVING THIS CONVERSATION HERE TODAY. UM SO AT THE END, LIKE I SAID, WE WOULD LIKE THE BOARD TO MAKE A DECISION ON THIS. IF THERE IS, THE BOYS WILL SO JUST FOR MORE INFORMATION HERE JUST TO REALLY GET TO THE POSITION OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION. UM THEY ARE. UM THEY APPROVED OUR SITE PLANS AND OUR OTHER DOCUMENTS, UM WITH SOME CONDITIONS, AND THE MAIN THING IS THAT THEY WOULD LIKE US TO THE DEVELOPED CONCEPT DOCUMENTS SHOWING HOW THE ROAD IS TO BE CONNECTED. UM THEN THEY WOULD LIKE FOR US WANT THE SUPERINTENDENT TO SIGN OFF, SAYING THAT WE'RE GOING TO COMMIT TO TRANSFERRING THE PROPERTY AT SOME POINT DOWN THE LINE AFTER WE GO THROUGH THE PROCESS, AND THEN WE WOULD NEED TO DO THE ENGINEERING TO SHOW HOW THE ROAD IS GOING TO BE CONNECTED. THE SUPERINTENDENT AT THIS POINT WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO,

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UM, MAKE THAT COMMITMENT. BECAUSE ONE WE HAVE TO GO TO THE STATE TO GET THEIR APPROVAL FIRST, SO THAT WOULD BE AND ALSO I HAVE TO COME TO THE BOARD TO GET THE BOARD'S APPROVAL AFTER THAT POINT IF I COULD HAVE JUST ONE MORE POINT TO THAT. JUST JOIN IN. SO NOT ONLY WERE THEY TRYING. OFFERING FOR DEDICATION , THE PROPERTY FOR THE ROAD. BETWEEN MALE AND WHEN WE GO FOR U. N O THEY ALSO REPORTING US TO DESIGN THE ROAD AND YOU'RE LOOKING AT ABOUT BETWEEN THREE AND $350,000 TO JUST DESIGN THE ROAD. WE'VE GONE BACK, SO, UH, WOULD AGAIN IT WOULD COME TO THE COUNTY GOVERNMENT. SO ALL THOSE COSTS WERE TRYING TO GET ALL THAT TOGETHER, SO WE HAVE A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT THE FISCAL IMPACT WOULD BE. SO THE COLOR I JUST COULDN'T SEE THOSE YOU KNOW UP THERE, BUT, UM SO THE CONDITIONS INCLUDE THE SIX POINTS AND I'M NOT GOING TO READ THEM ALL. UM BUT PRETTY MUCH STATED ALREADY. WE DON'T HAVE THE AUTHORITY, UM, TO SAY THAT WE WILL TRANSFER AT THIS POINT. WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE PROCESS. UM, THE PERMITS. THAT THE TOWN THAT THEY'RE HOLDING UP THERE ASKING FOR, UM AND I KIND OF MENTIONED THIS ALREADY. THE CONSTRUCTION ACCESS, UM OFF OF THE, UM THROUGH THE MCFAUL CENTER PROPERTY. THE TEAM REACHED OUT TO PARKS AND REC AND ASKED THEM ABOUT THAT, AND THEY USED THE MCFAUL CENTER.

OBVIOUSLY THE BOYS AND GIRLS CLUB AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES TO USE IT FOR VOTING AND THINK OTHER THINGS AND ARM IS JUST NOT REALLY A GOOD PLACE TO HAVE CONSTRUCTION ACCESS WITH ALL OF THAT STUFF GOING ON, SO THEY THEY DON'T SUPPORT THAT. UM AND WE SHARED THAT WITH THE, UM, THE PLANNING COMMISSION ON THE SEVENTH AND I, AND I BELIEVE I HANDED THEM THE EMAIL FROM PARKS AND REC. OF THE RECORD WITH THE PARKS AND REC REPRESENTATIVE AND THERE POSITION ON THAT. SO THE GRADING PERMIT. UM AGAIN THAT'S TIED TO THE ROAD. SO ANYTHING THAT'S HARD TO THE ROAD YOU REALLY CAN'T DO AT THIS POINT. UM, THERE ARE THE UTILITY CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS. THERE ARE LIKE TECHNICAL SO THEIR TECHNICAL COMMENTS THAT THEY'VE INCLUDED IN THE DOCUMENT, ALL THE TECHNICAL STUFF THAT ARE ARCHITECTS AND ENGINEERS, UM, AS A NORMAL COURSE OF BUSINESS WOULD RESPOND TO THEY ARE GOING TO DO THAT. BUT THEY JUST CAN'T ADDRESS ANYTHING THAT HAS TO DO WITH THE ROYAL CONNECTIONS. UM. AND I THINK THAT'S IT. YEAH, AND I THINK THAT'S IT RIGHT THERE.

MISTER BROWN, I'D LIKE TO SUMMARIZE. YES IN MY OWN WORDS FOR A SECOND. WE TAKE IT BACK TO SLIDE. THREE, PLEASE. ABSOLUTELY STAY THERE. OH I'M GOING FIRST THIS TIME. SO HERE'S HERE'S SLIDE. THREE. UM SO THE FIRST QUESTION IS, IF WE WERE INTERESTED IN THIS IS THE QUESTION, I'LL ANSWER IT MYSELF. THANKS FOR IF WE WERE INTERESTED IN PUTTING A ROAD IN TO START THE PLANNING FOR THAT NOW COULD DELAY THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE SCHOOL FOR SIGNIFICANCE AN UNKNOWN AMOUNT OF TIME BECAUSE WE HAVE TO DEAL WE HAVE TO GO THROUGH THE STATE COUNTY. THE PLANNING AND ALL THOSE THINGS. SO IF WE WERE TO AGREE TO THIS, JUST THE PLANNING AND ALL THE APPROVALS WE NEED WOULD THE LAST GREAT IF WE THOUGHT IT MADE SENSE TO PUT A ROAD ON THIS PROPERTY, WHICH WE DIDN'T AND STILL DON'T SO THAT'S 0.1. 0.2 IF YOU LOOK AT THIS IMAGE AND WE'LL WALK YOU THROUGH IT, SO IT'S I MEAN, IT'S A LITTLE HARD TO TELL LOOKING AT IT. BUT THE TOP YOU SEE A BIG PARKING LOT, THEN THE WHITE SPACE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE IMAGE IS THE FOOTPRINT OF THE SCHOOL AND THEN BEHIND THAT ON THE DIAGONAL THAT THE HASH MARKS HERE, THOUGH THAT WOULD BE THE BUS LANES FOR BUSSES. WE GO. AND THEN THERE'S THAT LINE THAT IF YOU DRAW BETWEEN THE TWO ENDS OF EAST AND WEST MACPHAIL ROAD IF YOU WERE TO DO A STRAIGHT LINE THERE RIGHT ALONG THAT RYAN IS A 30 TO 40 FT DROP. CORRECT. SO IT'S ALREADY AN ISSUE. IF YOU'VE BEEN TO THE SCHOOLS WHEN YOU TRAVEL FROM ONE SCHOOL AND EXTRA EITHER GOING UPHILL OR DOWNHILL, DEPENDING ON WHICH SCHOOL YOU START IN. SO RIGHT THERE, YOU KNOW, WE ALREADY HAVE THE ISSUE OF ENGINEERING, YOU KNOW, SAFE WAY FOR STUDENTS JUST TO GET DOWN THAT HILL BECAUSE AT THE OTHER SIDE OF THAT IMAGINARY LINE BETWEEN EAST AND WEST MCPHAIL IS WHERE ALL OF OUR PLAYGROUNDS, PARKS FIELDS AND ALL THAT. SO ANYTIME OUR STUDENTS NEED TO LEAVE THE SCHOOL TO GO AND ACCESS PLAYGROUND SPACE GREEN SPACE. UM THEY WOULD NEED TO CROSS THAT IMAGINARY LINE THAT CONNECTS EAST AND WESTERN FAIL. SO IF WE SAID OKAY, THAT'S COMPLETELY UNREALISTIC TO PUT A ROAD RIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE THAT KIDS HAVE TO CROSS A PUBLIC ROAD TO GET TO RECESS. UM I CAN'T THINK OF A DESIGN MORE DANGEROUS. UM IF WE WERE TO TRY TO BRING THE ROAD

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AROUND THE SCHOOL, SO LET'S SAY WE TRIED TO GO TO THE RIGHT YOU SEE HOW MUCH SPACE IS THERE? WE TRIED TO SHIFT THE BUILDING 50 TO 75 FT TO THE LEFT. WE THEN BE DEALING WITH THAT 30 TO 40 FT DROP. AGAIN WE'RE ENGINEERING OR IF YOU DO A DOGLEG IN THE OTHER DIRECTION, YOU'RE RUNNING BETWEEN THE FIELDS AND BELLAIRE MIDDLE, WHICH WE ARE LOOKING TO UPDATE AND MAY NEED TO GROW. SO WE WOULD BE POSSIBLY CONSIDERING GIVING AWAY PROPERTY THAT WE MAY NEED TO BUILD AN ADEQUATE SIZE BELLAIRE MIDDLE SCHOOL AGAIN. JUST FROM A COMPLETELY RATIONAL PRACTICAL SENSE. WE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS AN EFFORT TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW IN THE TOWN. UM BUT BECAUSE OF THAT EFFORT TO IMPROVE TRAFFIC FLOW. I THINK IT WOULD BE HARD TO KEEP THIS FROM BEING A VERY BUSY ROAD. AND SO THAT IS ALSO CONCERNING NOW THE TIME IS ALSO CONTENDING THAT THIS IS REALLY FOR SAFETY PURPOSES. THIS IS THE PART THAT'S SO MIND BOGGLING FOR SAFETY PURPOSES BECAUSE IT WOULD ESSENTIALLY PROVIDE QUICKER ACCESS TO THE HOSPITAL, WHICH I THINK IS A TRUE STATEMENT FOR THE FOLKS WHO LIVE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF MACPHAIL ROAD. THEY WOULD GET TO THE HOSPITAL, YOU KNOW, A FEW MINUTES QUICKER, A FEW MINUTES QUICKER. UM AND SO THIS, SO THE FIRST QUESTION IS, IF WE WERE TO AGREE, WOULD BE AGREEING TO A DELAY THAT WOULD PROBABLY PUSHED BACK THE OPEN DATE FOR THIS SCHOOL, AND THIS IS A SCHOOL COMMUNITY HAS BEEN WAITING FOR MORE THAN A DECADE, NEARLY TWO FOR A NEW BUILDING BY HOW MUCH HARD TO SAY, A MINIMUM A YEAR, I WOULD SAY, BUT I MEAN EASILY A YEAR BUT POSSIBLY MORE WAITING IN THE STATE. IT'S PROBABLY A YEAR BECAUSE YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO RESET THE SCHEDULE BASED ON THE TIME OF THE YEAR. YOU CAN'T JUST MOVE IT OUT. THREE MONTHS PARTS OF THE MIDDLE WINTER WHEN YOU'RE TRYING TO GET OUT OF THE GROUND. YOU'RE YOU'RE NOT GONNA GIVE THE COSTS THAT ARE GOING TO TAKE PLACE OVER THAT TIMEFRAME TO EXACTLY SO THE SO AND WHAT MR BROWN DESCRIBED AT THE END AS WE DO BELIEVE, BASED ON OUR ANALYSIS, THANKS TO OUR NEW GENERAL COUNSEL WHO BEEN ENGAGED IN THIS ACTIVELY AND IT. IS THAT WE BELIEVE THE TOWN HAS EXCEEDED THE LEGAL AUTHORITY. AND IN FACT THAT YOU KNOW BASED ON NOT JUST THE CASE THAT MR BROWN SIDED WITH THE ONE MONTGOMERY COUNTY, WHICH HAD TO DO WITH THE TOWN.

HAD HISTORICAL HISTORICAL PRESERVATION CONCERNS. BUT THERE ARE THERE ARE OTHER CASES IN THE STATE. THEY'RE CONSISTENT WITH. EITHER STATE GOVERNMENT. CAN THE SCHOOL SYSTEMS OR OTHER COUNTY COUNTY ENTITIES PREVAILING IN QUESTIONS LIKE THIS, SO. WE'RE HOPING TO AVOID A DELAY. IT'S MY INTENT TO SEND TO REPLY TO THEIR APPROVAL LETTER THEY SENT US WHICH I'VE COPIED WITH EACH OF YOU SHARED WITH EACH OF YOU. TO SEND BACK A LETTER THAT ESSENTIALLY DON'T AGREE THAT THESE EXPECTATIONS ARE APPROPRIATE. WE DON'T BELIEVE THERE WITHIN THE TOWN'S LEGAL AUTHORITY. THING, AND WE'RE GOING TO ASK FOR YOU KNOW THE ABILITY TO MOVE FORWARD A LITTLE MORE QUICKLY, SO I DO HAVE THIS. THIS WE WOULD BENEFIT IN THIS CASE FROM A VOTE OF THE BOARD.

WITH REGARD. TO YOU KNOW, ESSENTIALLY REJECTING THAT THE PLANNING COMMISSIONS POSE ALS.

SO I WANT TO READ YOU SOMETHING THAT I THINK COULD TURN INTO A MOTION. SO LET ME PUT IT THIS WAY. UM SO IN APRIL 8TH THE PLANNING COMMISSION FOR THE TOWN OF BEL AIR, ISSUED DECISION TO APPROVE THE HOMESTEAD WAKEFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL REDEVELOPMENT PLAN, BUT INCLUDED SEVEN SIGNIFICANT CONDITIONS THAT ARE UNACCEPTABLE TO THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. CAUSE DELAYS AND INCREASED COSTS AND ULTIMATELY EXCEED THE TOWN COMMISSIONS LEGAL AUTHORITY TO CONTROL THE STATE AGENCY. I SUGGEST A MOTION THAT SAYS, WE MOVE THAT THE BOARD OVERRULED THE PLANNING COMMISSIONS APRIL A DECISION AS CONFORMING TO THE CONDITIONS CONTAINED IN THAT DECISION IS NOT PRACTICAL. SO. SO WHAT? RIGHT? SO OBVIOUSLY WE THINK NO, THEY'RE GOING. THEY'RE NOT GOING TO SAY OKAY. THEY'RE GOING TO HAVE THEIR OWN LEGAL COUNSEL WILL COME BACK. HOW LONG THE PROCESS MIGHT THAT BE? COULD THAT BE? A YEAR OR MORE. YES, COUNSELOR. WE DON'T KNOW. WE DON'T KNOW IT COULD BE IF WE HAD TO GO TO THE CIRCUIT COURT IF WE WENT THAT FAR, UM, WE DO HAVE TO RESPOND. NO MATTER WHAT, TO THE APRIL 8TH LETTER. THERE'S A 60 DAY WINDOW TO DO THAT. AND SO IF WE'RE NOT GOING TO ACCEPT, AS IS ITS APPROVAL WITH ALL OF THESE OUTRAGEOUS CONDITIONS, WE HAVE TO RESPOND IN SOME WAY AND THEN THERE'LL BE SOME KIND OF NEGOTIATIONS, BUT FROM A LEGAL PERSPECTIVE. UM I DO BELIEVE THEY'VE EXCEEDED THEIR AUTHORITY AND I DON'T WANT TO GET INTO LEGAL ADVICE IN A PUBLIC FORUM. BUT, YOU KNOW, INITIAL ANALYSIS IS PRETTY CLEAR. BUT WE'RE

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TALKING ABOUT TIME DELAY. IF WE DO IT, WE'RE ALSO TALKING ABOUT TIME DELAY IF WE DON'T DO IT HOPEFULLY LESS THAN WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF WE ACTUALLY BUILT THE ROAD AND, YEAH, AND IF I COULD, I THINK IT'S IMPORTANT. WHAT EVERYBODY AGREED TO AT THE ONE MEETING AT THE TABLE. WAS FULL COOPERATION AND LOOKING AT A REGIONAL STUDY. THE REGIONAL STUDY WAS NOT IN THEIR PURVIEW TO PUT ON THE SCHOOL SYSTEM. OKAY, BECAUSE WE WERE DEVELOPING THE SCHOOL AND AN EXISTING SCHOOL CAMP. SO. IF WE WERE DOING A REGIONAL STUDY THAT WOULD REALLY SHAKE OUT ALL THE QUESTIONS THAT YOU KNOW, BECAUSE , LIKE, CORNELL POINTED OUT, YOU KNOW THERE'S OTHER IMPACTS THAT WITHOUT DOING ALL OR A DATA DRIVEN STUDY. YOU'RE NEVER GOING TO KNOW. YOU KNOW, IT'S MY OPINION. CORNELL'S OPINION EVERYBODY'S OPINION IN THE ROOM, YOU KNOW, THEY MADE A GOOD ARGUMENT ABOUT YOU KNOW, FESTER TIME WITH THE AMBULANCE GET IN THE HOSPITAL AND I SAID, WELL, WHAT HAPPENS WHEN THE AMBULANCE ARE RUNNING THROUGH THE PROPERTY DURING BUS DROP OFF BUSTER SMITH CELL. AND YOU'RE GOING TO STOP EVERYTHING BECAUSE YOU'RE LETTING THE AMBULANCE THROUGH AND IT'S GOING TO IMPACT. SO YOU KNOW. THERE'S A LOT OF DIFFERENT OPINIONS AND WE REALLY WOULD HAVE TO GO THERE FOR EVEN AT THE END OF THE DAY TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO DO THE RULES. BUT THEY PUT IT IN SUCH A WAY THAT YOU KNOW, THAT'S AH! YOU'RE GONNA YOU'RE GONNA DELAY THE PROJECT A YEAR WITH THE WAY THEY WENT ABOUT IT, REGARDLESS. OKAY, THAT MAKES SENSE. RIGHT? I'M GONNA START WITH QUESTIONS BECAUSE TRYING TO USE ALL MY NICE WORK. UM WHO WAS ON THE PLANNING COMMISSION. I KNOW THE NAME OF EVERY COMMISSIONER. IT'S FIVE IN THE. I COULD GET YOU. I DON'T KNOW IF THEY SEND US THOSE NAMES. I WOULD LOVE THAT. THANK YOU. UM, FOR DO THAT. UM. BECAUSE I'M A VERY VISUAL PERSON. HUMOR ME FOR A 2ND 50 FT. IS THE LENGTH OF THIS ROOM. WHAT ARE WE TALKING HERE? FREE STEALING TOWELS LIKE FOUR FT, SO YOU KNOW FOUR. TWO FT. OVER HERE FROM THAT HERE IN THE TALKING ABOUT? THAT WE'RE TALKING. OUR KINDERGARTENERS WILL NEED TO CROSS FROM WHERE I'M SITTING. SO THAT WALL OVER THERE TO GET TO THEIR PLAYGROUND. AND DURING EVACUATION, EMERGENCY DRILLS, ALL THE THINGS THAT WE DO HAVE TO CROSS THE STREET. OUR MIDDLE SCHOOLERS. WHAT METAL IS USED BY CORRECT THAT'S OUR SECONDARY, SAID CHRIS COOK, BROUGHT THAT UP THE NIGHT OF THE PLANNING COMMISSION THAT THE BILL OR MIDDLE SCHOOL WAS THE UH, PLACE WHERE THEY GO THERE WEARING A DRILL, RIGHT? ABSOLUTELY. OKAY AND SO, BASICALLY THEY HAVE SAID THAT IF WE DON'T DO THIS THEY WILL NOT APPROVE OUR PLANS. WE WILL NOT GET OUR PERMITS. AND THEY HAVE THE RIGHT TO DO THAT. MAYBE THAT'S THE ROUTE THE ROUTE. WHAT WE'RE ARGUING, CORRECT. ALRIGHT. WE'RE SAYING THAT THEY DO NOT HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO DO THAT. AND THAT'S WHY WE'RE ASKING THE BOARD TO TAKE ACTION AND, UM AGAIN, WE WOULD NEED TO MOVE FORWARD TO GET TO ACTUALLY DO THEIR JOBS AND REVERSE NOTICES. YES I'M A IT IS NOT UNUSUAL FOR AN APPROVAL TO HAVE SOME CONDITIONS , BUT THESE CONDITIONS DO EXCEED THEIR LEGAL AUTHORITY THEY HAVE THEY HAVE NOT FULLY CONSIDERED THAT PART OF IT. SO OUR POSITION WOULD BE THAT THEY CAN'T DO WHAT THEY'RE TRYING TO DO UNLESS WE ACTUALLY AGREE. LIKE OKAY, FINE . WE'LL DO IT YOUR WAY TYPE THING. UM AND YES, THERE WOULD BE A LEGAL PROCESS. THERE WOULD BE DISCUSSIONS AND THINGS LIKE THAT IT WOULD BE REQUIRED. TO PROVE TO THEM THAT THEY'RE WRONG . IF WE NEEDED TO DO THAT, HOPEFULLY WE WOULDN'T HAVE TO GO THAT FAR. BUT THERE'S DEFINITELY LEGAL CHANNELS TO MANAGE IT IF NEED BE, AND THERE'S LEGAL PRECEDENT ON THIS ISSUE. I HEAR YOU WANT TO SPEAK OUT OF TURN SO BADLY BECAUSE I'M LOOKING AT WHERE THAT ROAD IS, AND I'M THINKING WITH PRESCHOOLERS, PRE K STUDENTS AND STUFF. I MEAN, IT'S A GOOD THING. THE AMBULANCE COULD GET HIM TO THE HOSPITAL QUICKLY AFTER THEY GET HIT BY A CAR. DO YOU HAVE ANY SPECIAL NEEDS POPULATIONS THERE? A LITTLE SPECIAL PROGRAMS. BUT OF COURSE, EVERYTHING EVERY SCHOOL . I THINK IT'S ONLY LEARNERS AND LEARNING TOGETHER. ALL RIGHT, AND SO TO ADDRESS ONE OF THE CONCERNS THAT THE TOWN HAS

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PUBLICLY STATED THROUGH THEIR PR PERSON. UM THEY'RE CONCERNED. ONE OF THE CONCERNS THAT THEY'RE RAISING PUBLICLY NOW IS THAT THERE AREN'T ENOUGH EXITS TO ACCOMMODATE THE AMOUNT OF KIDS THAT WE WILL HAVE. UM AND THAT PUTTING THE ROAD THROUGH WILL HELP GIVE THAT ADDITIONAL EXIT.

WHAT HAS SOMETHING CHANGED. DO WE NOT HAVE WE HAVE THE ONE EXIT THROUGH HOMESTEAD WAKEFIELD THAT WE ALREADY HAVE. AND THEN THE ONE THAT WILL STILL BE THERE FOR BEL AIR. CORRECT WE'RE NOT CHANGING THAT, SO THERE'S STILL TOO GREAT. AND WE'RE. I MEAN, LET'S BE REAL. WE'RE LOOKING AT HOUSING BOOMS AND NONE OF HOUSING IN THIS AREA AS IT IS, WE KNOW THAT THE GROWTH IS GOING TO CONTINUE. IT'S ENTIRELY POSSIBLE IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS, WE'RE GOING TO HAVE TO EXPAND OUR MIDDLE SCHOOL. I DON'T THINK I'M SPEAKING OUT OF TERM. PEOPLE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THAT FOR YEARS ALREADY. SO WE WOULD THEY'RE ASKING US TO GIVE AWAY LAND THAT WE DON'T KNOW WE'RE GOING TO NEED AND WE WON'T BE ABLE TO GET BACK BECAUSE THEY WILL PAVE IT. THAT'S CORRECT. WILD HOLDING OUR PERMITS HOSTAGE. THERAPY IN BETWEEN 3 TO 4 ACRES ON A STRAIGHT SHOT AND 5 TO 6 ACRES.

ON YOUR KIND OF TURNED. ALSO UH, WITH ALL DUE RESPECT. IT'S NOT JUST THE 40 FT HILL. THERE'S ALSO A 25 FT EASEMENT WITH 10 HIGH VOLTAGE POWER LINES THAT RUN DOWN AND 10 FT. EASEMENT WITH A 16 INCH. WATER MAIN UH, A COUNTY WATER MAIN. DID THEY HAVE A MAP SHOWING ELEVATIONS? OR JUST A NICE FLAT ONE. SO THE FRUSTRATING PART FOR ME IS THATN AND JUST RECENTLY APPROVED, AND THAT'S WHAT THEY'RE HANGING THEIR HAT ON. BUT WE SHOULD DOWN WITH THESE FOLKS. THEY DIDN'T COME TO ASK. THEY'RE TRYING TO PUT IT ON US. LIKE IF IT'S BEEN IN YOUR MASTER PLAN FOR 30 YEARS , 64 HEARD I'VE HEARD 30 AND 60. WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN? AND THEY'VE KNOWN THAT WE PRESENTED IT. OH, YOU KNOW? WITH THE OPTIONS WITH THE SCOPE, STUDY AND YOU KNOW? THAT'S THE PERFECT. OKAY YEAH, I'M GOING TO JUST YEAH. ALL RIGHT, LET ME JUST ASK BECAUSE WE'VE ALL KIND OF JUMPED IN DR BAUER. DR. HAROLD MR. ROBINSON DO YOU ALL HAVE ANY COMMENTS YOU WOULD LIKE TO MAKE I DO HAVE QUESTIONS. OKAY. DAVID. UM SO WITH RESPECT TO THE SHORT TERM. WE WERE LOOKING AT MOVING STUDENTS. IN THE PORTABLES, UM, FOR THIS FALL FROM THE WAKEFIELD BUILDING, CORRECT. UM. DO WE ALREADY HAVE PORTABLES ON SITE? YEAH, STUFF, THE PHASE ONE AND TWO THAT THE BOARD HAS APPROVED, UH IS PROBABLY ABOUT 80% COMPLETE. OKAY? SO WE'RE ALREADY GOING TO HAVE THAT RENTAL COST.

UM MOVING STUFF PHYSICALLY FROM THE WAKEFIELD BUILDING OUT. UM KIND OF HOW MUCH TIME CALENDAR TIME DO WE NEED FOR THAT? THAT'S AN ACTIVITY THAT'S BEING PLANNED OVER THE SUMMER SO THAT WHEN THE STUDENTS RETURN, UM AFTER LABOR DAY THEY WOULD PROTEST SCHEDULE OCCUPY SPACE IN THE MODULAR BILL. OKAY I GUESS I SHOULD EXPLAIN WHAT I'M WONDERING IS WHAT IS THE KIND OF DEADLINE OF EVERYTHING SLIPS A YEAR. OH, NOT TOO COMPLICATED QUESTION, SO I'LL DO MY BEST TALKER, BAUER.

IT'S SEVERAL THINGS WE USE THE MULTI PRIME PROCESS. SO, UH, THE WAY THAT THINGS ARE, UH, WITH THE PRIME BETTER IN THE SCOPE THE SITE CONTRACTOR HAS THE ABATEMENT. THE DEMO WHILE THAT IS GOING ON THE SCHEDULE HAD THEM DOING ALL THE SEDIMENT EROSION CONTROL, STORMWATER MANAGEMENT FEATURES AND STARTING UTILITY WORK. SO WHILE AH! YOU KNOW YOU CAN'T JUST START ON THE BUILDING. WITH THE SCHEDULE AND THEN THE OTHER THING THAT I, UH POINTED OUT THE DOCTOR PHILLIPS IS, YOU KNOW WE GET STARTED IN THE SUMMER FOR MULTIPLE REASONS . I MEAN, THE FUNDING FALLS THAT WAY, BUT ALSO UH, IT GIVES YOU THE OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE THE KIDS OUT DOWN TO THE OTHER, UH, BECAUSE THAT'S A LARGE OPERATION AND, UH, PUTS US IN A POSITION WHERE WE'RE ACTUALLY STARTING TO

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WORK ON FOUNDATIONS AND THINGS IN EARLIER FALL OCTOBER BEFORE THE WINTER IF YOU PUSH INTO THE WINNER AH, YOU CAN'T GET THEY FOR DAY YOUR SCHEDULE BACK, AND ALSO THE SOILS ARE NOT GOOD SOILS FOR WET WEATHER, SO IT'S OPTIMAL TO DO THE WORK IN THE DRYER MUNCH. SO WE WERE GOING TO COME TO THE BOARD IN JUNE. UM OR MAY IN MAY IN MAY, UM, TO AWARD CONTRACTS, SO NOW WE'RE NOT GOING TO GO BACK TO THE PLANNING COMMISSION TILL JUNE. SO BY THE TIME WE GO BACK OUT ON THE STREET TO BID THE PROJECT. WE'RE NOT GOING TO GET BACK TO THE BOARD UNTIL AUGUST SEPTEMBER, DEPENDING ON THE BIDS WE RECEIVE. THEN WE WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MOVE THE STUDENTS BECAUSE WE, YOU KNOW, LOST THAT OPPORTUNITY SO AND WE WERE JUST TALKING ABOUT THIS AND YOU KNOW BETWEEN OURSELVES. DO WE WANT TO MOVE THE KIDS AND HAVE THEM BE IN THE MODULAR BUILDING? UM IN THE FALL AND THE SPRING AND THE WAKEFIELD BUILDING IS JUST SITTING THERE, YOU KNOW, SO WE WOULD LEAVE THEM IN A WAKEFIELD BUILDING. SO THE SLIPPAGE IS THE FACT THAT THE BIDDING IS DONE AND THEN WE GET INTO THE WINTER. AND THAT'S WHEN WE START TO LOSE . YOU KNOW THAT YEAR, YOU KNOW, SIX MONTHS AS YOU MIGHT. YOU JUST LOST A YEAR SO WE WOULDN'T BE ABLE TO GET BACK INTO THE CONSTRUCTION SCHEDULE. UNTIL SCHOOL LETS OUT NEXT JUNE IF AND WHEN ALL OF THIS STUFF IS CLEARED UP. UM BUT IF WE WORKED WITH THE TOWN OF BEL AIR TO EVALUATE THIS, WE DO NOT KNOW WHEN THE ROAD IS GOING TO GO IN THERE NOT SAYING THE ROAD THAT'S GOING TO BE CONSTRUCTED NEXT YEAR. TWO YEARS FROM NOW, WHEN THE BUILDING IS FINISHED. IT MIGHT BE 10 YEARS WE DON'T KNOW.

YOU KNOW, IT COULD BE 10 YEARS DOWN THE LINE. BUT IF WE HAD TIME TO ACTUALLY BUY U ATED AND FIGURE SOME THINGS OUT, I DON'T KNOW IF THERE'S SOMETHING TO FIGURE OUT, UM, BUT TO HOLD THE PROJECT UP. FOR SOMETHING THAT MAY NOT HAPPEN. YOU KNOW IN THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE SEEMS VERY UNREASONABLE TO CORNELL. UM AND YOU KNOW WHEN I. YOU KNOW, I MET WITH MR BAINES AND WE WERE JUST HAVING A CONVERSATION BECAUSE I WENT TO HIS OFFICE AND WE MET JUST TALK ABOUT WORKING COLLABORATIVELY PULLING STAKEHOLDERS IN TO EVALUATE THIS. INSTEAD OF YOU KNOW ME ME JUST MAKING A OPINION. THAT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA THAT YOU KNOW WE'RE A DATA DRIVEN ORGANIZATION , SO I WANTED TO DO A STUDY EVALUATED. ENGAGED THE STAKEHOLDERS BE COLLABORATIVE.

UM AND COME UP WITH THIS PART 500 WAYS TO SKIN A CAT. AND I'M THINKING IS MORE THAN ONE WAY TO JUST MAKE THIS CONNECTION AND ADDRESS THE ISSUES THAT THEY'RE RAISING. UM BUT PLANNING COMMISSION FLAT OUT SAID WE WANT THE RULES. SO THAT COLLABORATIOT THROWN OUT. YOU KNOW THE WINDOW.

BECAUSE THEY JUST WANT THE ROAD. AND MR BAIN IS THE TOWN TOWN ADMINISTRATOR ADMINISTRATOR.

OKAY? UM LET ME FINISH UP. UH, DR HAROLD. I HAVE TO ASSUME YOU HAVE SOME OPINIONS HERE.

ABSOLUTELY DO. THANK YOU. YOU KNOW? IT IS TO ME ALSO, CORNELL ABSOLUTELY UNREASONABLE. I THINK THAT OUR STUDENTS HERE NEED US TO STAND UP. UM AS A BOARD AND ADVOCATE FOR THEIR SAFETY. UM AND THEIR CONTINUED THEIR EDUCATION, UH, OUR COMMUNITY HAS ADVOCATED. FOR WHAT? UH, STUDENTS IN THIS DISTRICT HAVE NEEDED FOR MANY, MANY YEARS, ALMOST TWO DECADES AND IT IS, IN MY OPINION, A RESPONSIBLE AND UNREASONABLE FOR THE COUNTY TO HOLD UP THIS PROJECT. GIVEN THE INFORMATION THAT WAS PRESENTED TODAY. UM IT'S JUST NOT RIGHT. AND SO I'M READY TO VOTE. I'M READY TO VOTE. THANK YOU. LET ME LET ME GIVE EVERYBODY HOLD ON. MR ROBINSON, DO YOU HAVE ANY COMMENTS YOURSELF? YES. SO, UM. COUPLE OF COMMENTS ONE I WOULD SUGGEST THAT WE ALSO MAKE THAT COMMUNITY AWARE OF, UM THE STATUS IF WE HADN'T ALREADY DONE THAT WE HAVE JUST SENT OUT. UM

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VOICEMAIL. THERE WAS A CALL OUT. THERE'S ALSO A COMMUNITY MEETING SCHEDULED FOR YEAH. NIGHT NIGHT.

6 36 30. THEY'RE AT HOMESTEAD WEEKEND CORRECT. THE SECOND THING IS, I, UM WHEN YOU WHEN YOU WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE WHAT IS WHAT IS HAPPENING IN OUR WORLD TODAY. WITH UNPREDICTABLEI WOULD SUGGEST THAT WHEN THE CORNEA WHEN YOU YOU GUYS ENGAGED THE ARCHITECT. YOU THAT THAT AT RISK ASSESSMENT. AND I KNOW YOU PROBABLY ALREADY DOING THIS. I GOT TO SAY. YEAH THAT THAT THERE'S A RISK OF THAT YOU DO A RISK ASSESSMENT OR YOU REQUEST THE RISK ASSESSMENT AS PART OF THE PROCESS OF THE ARCHITECTURAL PROCESS. WAIT A MINUTE IS SO THAT SO THAT YOU SO THAT EVERYBODY UNDERSTANDS WHAT THE UM BUT THE RISK UH TO THE STUDENTS. AND THE AND FACULTY AND IN THAT SCHOOL THAT THE RISK THAT THAT ROAD WORD PRESENT. MM HMM. OPPONENTS RATHER TO THE TO THE STUDENTS AND FACULTY IN THE SCHOOL. YOU. YOU, UM AND I KNOW THAT ONE OF THE ISSUES WHERE WAS THAT? IF THAT ROAD WITH FACILITATE EMERGENCY GETTING ACCESS TO MHM TO THE HOSPITAL.

BUT IT WOULD ALSO FACILITATE AH! POTENTIAL CRIMINAL. MM ACTIVITY AND SO IT WOULD ALSO FACILITATE THE BAD GUY. THE BAD GUYS. QUICK EXIT. ENTRY AND EXIT FROM THE THAT THEY'LL THOSE FACILITIES.

SO THE BUILD THEM UP. MY COMMENT. UM AND IF YOU'RE ALREADY DOING IT YOU KNOW, JUST DISREGARD WHAT I'M SAYING. BUT BUT I'M READY TO VOTE IT WELL, I THINK THAT IT'S TIME TO THANK YOU, MR ROBINSON. SO I'M JUST GOING TO JUMP IN JUMP IN. YOU KNOW, I WAS QUITE AN ADVOCATE FOR GETTING THIS DONE AND APPRECIATE ALL THE WORK THAT YOU PUT INTO THIS, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO HEAR BY MOVE THAT THIS BOARD OVERRULED THE PLANNING COMMISSIONS. APRIL. 8TH DECISION IS. CONFORMING TO THE CONDITIONS CONTAINED IN THAT DECISION IS NOT PRACTICAL. FOR IT AND A SECOND, PLEASE NOISE EMOTION. ALRIGHT, SECONDS FROM JOY. THIRD FROM SONIA. GOING FORTH FROM AREAS THAT I THOUGHT WERE GONNA VOTE REAL QUICK. IS THAT A PROPER MOTION? WHERE SHOULD THE MOTION BE TO SUPPORT TO DR PAULSON'S RECOMMENDATION? THAT IS THE RECOMMENDATION RECOMMENDATION THAT WE'RE NOT COURT. THERE. ALRIGHT, MISS RALLO, WE'RE GOING TO DO A ROLL CALL VOTE. PLEASE. AND THANK YOU. DR BAUER. YES. DR HAROLD YES. MS KARWACKI? YES. MISS KELLY? YES. DR PHILLIPS. YES. MS RICCARDI? YES. MR ROBINSON? YES. VICE PRESIDENT MUELLER. YES.

PRESIDENT GAUTIER ALMOST DEFINITELY. THE MOTION PASSES. THANK YOU. SO WHAT HAPPENS NEXT ? SO THAT THAT IS MY QUESTION? SO NOW WHAT? YOU'RE COMING BACK TO US, AND WE HAVE TO SEND A LETTER TO RESPOND AND THEN SEE HOW THE COUNTY TOWN RESPONSE. OKAY? WE HAVE LOTS OF OTHER THINGS TO SAY. BUT THANK YOU. GENTLEMEN SHOULD REALLY BE AT THE TOP OF IT. I APPRECIATE YOUR PATIENCE IN A TIME FRAME IN THE LETTER ASKING FOR A RESPONSE ON THEIR END. I BELIEVE THEY HAVE A LEGAL THERE'S A SPECIFIC REQUIREMENT THERE. HMM. ALL RIGHT, LAST BUT NOT LEAST. DR

[I. Superintendent's Report]

PAULSON. I SEE THAT. SO THIS HAS BEEN A NIGHT FOR SUPERINTENDENT. CLARIFICATION IS NO IDEA. GOING OFF AND JUMP IN LIKE THIS, BUT THERE WAS A PUBLIC COMMENT MADE EARLIER THIS EVENING THAT I WANTED TO ADDRESS AND THIS IS REGARDING THE STATE IN READING PROFICIENCY OF 52% THAT WE HEARD ABOUT SO I KNOW WHERE THAT NUMBER CAME FROM. I KNOW WHAT IT REPRESENTS, AND I WOULD LIKE TO

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CLARIFY FOR THE BOARD. SO WITH OUR. ASSESSMENTS IN THE EARLY GRADES. OKAY TO, UM WE GIVE AN ASSESSMENT AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR. THE MARK FOR DEMONSTRATING PROFICIENCY. IS THE END OF YEAR EXPECTATIONS. SO AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS SCHOOL YEAR TO 52% OF OUR STUDENTS WHO DEMONSTRATED PROFICIENCY HAVE ALREADY MET THE PROFICIENCY STANDARDS FOR THAT ENTIRE YEAR.

BEGINNING OF THE YEAR, SO THIS HELPS US PROGRAM FOR THEM. IN THOSE CASES TO ADD ENRICHMENT.

BUT OUR FOCUS THEN REMAINS THROUGHOUT THE YEAR. I MEAN, NOT OUR FOCUS. WE WORK WITH ALL STUDENTS, BUT OUR MAJOR TASK IS TO BRING THE REMAINING 48. UP TO PROFICIENCY AS THE YEAR GOES ON.

SO. WE KNOW STUDENTS ARE BEHIND. WE KNOW THE PANDEMIC HAD AN IMPACT. WE KNOW THAT STARTING THIS SCHOOL YEAR MANY STUDENTS WERE BEHIND MORE THAN THEY'VE BEEN IN THE PAST. BUT THE MISCHARACTERIZATION OF OUR PROFICIENCY RATES IS SOMETHING I FELT WAS IMPORTANT TO, UH TO SHARE SO WITHOUT A MOVE ON TO WHAT I NORMALLY TALK ABOUT AT THIS TIME, WHICH IS A CELEBRATION, SO THE FIRST UM, BECAUSE I WANT TO CONGRATULATE ASHLEY DRILY. SHE IS A SPECIAL EDUCATOR AT CHURCH OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, AND SHE IS OUR NEW HCPS. 2022 TEACHER OF THE YEAR, SO WE'RE SO EXCITED TO SEE HER. ONE OF THE THINGS I LOVE ABOUT. HER BIOGRAPHY IS SHE FOLLOWED THE PATH THAT WE'RE REALLY PUSHING FOR OUR CURRENT STUDENTS. SHE STARTED IN OUR TAM PROGRAM BACK WHEN IT WAS OFFERED. ACTUALLY, IN THIS CASE, IT C. MILTON WRIGHT, WHERE SHE WAS A STUDENT.

SO SHE DID THE EARLY VERSION OF TAN. SHE WENT TO HCC TO START A COLLEGE CAREER, AND THEN SHE MOVED ON TO FINISH THE DEGREE. I BELIEVE THAT TOWSON SO SHE FOLLOWED THIS TASK GOING THROUGH THE WHOLE SEQUENCE, WHICH IS REALLY WHAT SHE IS SUCH A PERFECT REPRESENTATIVE OF WHAT WE'RE TRYING TO DO WITH OUR UM TEACHER PATHWAY INITIATIVE AND ESTIMATE THE WORK IS GOING ON NOW. LATER THIS WEEK, OR TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT WILL HOST THE SCHOOL BUS DRIVER, AN ATTENDANT OF THE YEAR AWARDS, YOU CAN FOLLOW NOMINEE AND SPONSOR HIGHLIGHTS ON OUR SOCIAL MEDIA PAGES. WE LOOK FORWARD TO CELEBRATING MEMBERS OF OUR TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT. SO LOOK FOR THAT LATER THIS WEEK. RACHEL TROVATO, OR PARTNERS FOR SUCCESS LIAISON WAS RECENTLY RECOGNIZED BY THE OFFICE OF SPECIAL EDUCATION FOR HER DEDICATION TO THE STUDENTS AND FAMILIES OF HARFORD COUNTY FAMILIES SEEKING INFORMATION AND REMINDED THEY CAN CONTACT RACHEL AT 41 OH 2735579, OR BY EMAIL AT PARTNERS THAT SUCCESS AT HCPS .ORG. ALSO WANT TO THANK OUR PARTNERS AT THE HARVARD COUNTY EDUCATION FOUNDATION. ALL COPIES OF THE BOOK PAY PROVIDED FOR THE MONTH OF MAY FOR LITTLES UNIVERSITY WERE CLAIMED IN JUST ONE DAY. UM SO THE FOUNDATION PROVIDES BOOKS, AND I THINK LITTLE UNIVERSITY HAS BECOME SUCH A POPULAR THING FOR YOUNG KIDS TO PARTICIPATE IN, UM THAT THERE ARE BOOKS ARE GOING OUT THE DOOR QUICKER THAN WE CAN PROVIDE THEM. THEN FINALLY THE PARENT ACADEMY IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HARFORD COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY SERVICE, RECENTLY HOSTED NATIONAL SPEAKER AND BESTSELLING AUTHOR JESSICA LEAHY . YOU HEARD THIS REFERENCE TO THE PRESENTATION EARLIER OVER 100 PARENTS LEARNED PARENTING TIPS FROM MS LADIES BOOK, THE GIFT OF FAILURE. HOW THE BEST PARENTS LEARN. TO LET GO SO THEIR CHILDREN CAN SUCCEED. SO THANK YOU TO PATTERSON MILL, MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS AND THE PAY STAFF WHO SPONSORED THE BOOK STUDY FOR PARENTS AND HOSTED THE EVENT. SO WITH THAT BOARD THANK YOU FOR YOUR ENDURANCE THIS EVENING. I THINK WE COVERED A LOT OF REALLY IMPORTANT GROUND. SORRY. IT ALL KIND OF FELL IN ONE MEETING. UM BUT THANK YOU SO MUCH, AND WE'LL SEE YOU SOON. ALL RIGHT. I'M GONNA MENTION A COUPLE OF THINGS. FIRST OF ALL, FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO JUST TUNED INTO ALTHOUGH YOU SHOULD BE GOING TO BED TO JOIN YOUR P T A GET INVOLVED. WE'RE GONNA HAVE A LINK IN OUR NOTES. UM MOST PEOPLE ACTUALLY ALL P TAS ARE LOOKING FOR NEW BLOOD AND NEED NEW PEOPLE TO STEP UP AND FILL OFFICERS ROLLS. THE HARPER COUNTY COUNCIL OF CHEETAHS, MISS DBS HE WILL BE HAPPY TO HELP YOU. THERE'S A POINT AND CLICK WAY TO JOIN. UM THE HOMESTEAD WAKEFIELD MEETING IS THIS WEDNESDAY AT 6 30 AT THE HOMESTEAD? HOMES AT THE WHICH BUILDING WHICH BUILDING I'M SORRY. WE WILL MAKE SURE WE PUT THAT INFORMATION ON THE WEBSITE SO THAT OTHER CONCERNED COMMUNITY MEMBERS OTHER THAN PEOPLE WHO HAVE KIDS THAT GO TO HOMESTEAD. WAKEFIELD CAN PARTICIPATE IN THAT. UM MEETING BECAUSE IT IS VERY IMPORTANT SAFETY OF OUR KIDS AND OUR STAFF AND OUR COMMUNITY. YOU SAID THE HTTPS WEBSITE I WOULD LIKE TO ASK THAT IT BE PUT ON HCPS WEBSITE. YES, PLEASE. AND THANK YOU. MOMMY'S BROKEN OR MEANS OF SOCIAL HOOK US UP. SHE'S GOOD LIKE THAT. JILLIAN. I'M TALKING ABOUT YOU. AND I'M PRETTY SURE YOU'RE LISTENING. UM AND THEN LAST, BUT NOT LEAST, BECAUSE I'M A MOM OF A HIGH SCHOOLER. PROM SEASON IS UPON US. PLEASE PLEASE , PLEASE, KIDS MAKE GOOD

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DECISIONS. PARENTS MAKE SURE YOU KNOW WHERE YOUR KIDS ARE. UM AND WHO THEY'RE WITH AND WHO'S DRIVING AND ALL OF THAT STUFF BECAUSE WE DON'T WANT TO BE HAVING ANY SAD MOMENTS. THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE A CELEBRATION SEASON. GRADUATIONS AROUND THE CORNER. WE'RE ALL EXCITED ABOUT IT HERE AND STARTING TO DISCUSS AND ARGUE ABOUT WHO GETS TO GO TO WHICH GRADUATION? JUST SO YOU KNOW WHAT? THE THING HERE UM AND WE'RE ALL EXCITED TO BE CELEBRATING WITH YOU. AND WE

[Future Meetings Review]

WANT EVERYONE TO BE THERE THAT IS SUPPOSED TO BE THERE. A

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