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ALL RIGHT, HERE WE GO, Y'ALL.

[A. Meeting Opening]

GOOD AFTERNOON.

COMMUNITY RESIDENTS, TAXPAYERS OF THE EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL SYSTEM.

WE NOW CALL THIS MEETING TO ORDER THIS DAY, THURSDAY, APRIL 20TH, 2023 FOR OUR REGULAR MEETING AGENDA.

FIRST WE'LL START OFF WITH THE MEETING OPENING.

THE INVOCATION WILL BE LED BY A SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, PATRICK MARTIN, AND THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO BE LED BY A CADET SECOND LIEUTENANT JADA PHOENIX OF GLEN OAKS HIGH SCHOOL, ACCOMPANIED BY SENIOR ARMY INSTRUCTOR L UH, LIEUTENANT COLONEL RETIRED RONALD T MAHOMES.

I WROTE A PRAYER, BUT SOMETHING SPOKE TO ME.

AND SO I'M CRIBBING FROM A FAR BETTER WRITER THAN I.

LORD, MAKE US AN INSTRUMENT OF YOUR PEACE WHERE THERE IS HATRED.

LET US SO LOVE WHERE THERE IS INJURY.

PARDON? WHERE THERE IS DOUBT.

FAITH, WHERE THERE IS DESPAIR.

HOPE WHERE THERE IS DARKNESS, LIGHT WHERE THERE IS SADNESS, JOY, A DIVINE MASTER GRANT THAT WE MAY NOT SO MUCH SEEK TO BE CONSOLED AS TO CONSOLE, TO BE UNDERSTOOD AS TO UNDERSTAND, TO BE LOVED AS TO LOVE FOR IT IS IN GIVING THAT WE RECEIVE.

IT IS IN PARDONING THAT WE ARE PARDONED AND IT IS IN DYING.

THAT WE ARE BORN TO ETERNAL LIFE.

AMEN.

AMEN.

FOUR STEPS FORWARD, ONE, MR. PRESIDENT, BOARD MEMBERS, DR.

CTO NACI, FELLOW CITIZEN OF BATON ROUGE PARIS.

IT IS MY HONOR AND PRIVILEGE TO INTRODUCE HER GREAT AMERICAN.

SHE IS A SOPHOMORE AT GLEN OAK MAGNUM HIGH SCHOOL AND WILL SOON COMPLETE OUR SECOND YEAR AS A J R T C CADET.

SHE IS THE S FIVE SPECIAL PROJECTS OFFICER AND A MEMBER OF THE GLEN OAKS MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL RIFLE TEAM AND ARCHERY TEAM.

SHE HAS A GRADE POINT AVERAGE OF 3.1.

SHE IS A MODEL CADET WHO HAS TAKEN ON THE CHALLENGE OF LIVING UP TO THE J R T C CADET CREED.

FOLLOWING GRADUATION, SHE PLANS TO CONTINUE HER EDUCATION TO MAJOR IN NURSING.

SHE IS THE DAUGHTER OF JANIE PHOENIX AND ADOLPH MEYERS.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, HERE TO LEAD US IN OUR PLEASURE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

I PRESENT TO YOU WITH GREAT PRIDE CADET, SECOND LIEUTENANT JADA PHOENIX SIDESTEP.

I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA AND THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS, ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

FAITH.

THREE STEP FORWARD.

YOU WANT TO BE SEATED? THANK YOU.

LIEUTENANT CAR? YES SIR.

THANK YOU FOR BEING A PERFECT REPRESENTATION OF AS WELL AS A MODEL CITIZEN.

WITH THAT BEING SAID, I GIVE AND JUST SO EVERYONE'S AWARE, UM, CAN YOU JUST TAP HER RIGHT BEFORE CHIRO JADA? JADA HAS 29.

IS IT 29 COLLEGE CREDITS ALREADY IN DUAL ENROLLMENT.

SHE WILL AT THE END OF THIS SEMESTER.

LET'S GIVE HER A HAND.

YOU'RE A SOPHOMORE, IS THAT CORRECT? THANK YOU.

DID WE SAY 29 CREDITS? SO THAT MEANS THAT SHE'S ALSO IN HIGH SCHOOL, BUT SHE'S NOW A SENIOR.

I'M SORRY, A SOPHOMORE IN COLLEGE.

YEAH.

OKAY.

I'M JUST MAKING SURE THE PANTHER WAY .

OKAY.

EVERYONE GETTING BACK TO OUR REGULAR AGENDA AT THIS TIME, WE'RE GONNA ASK MADAM SECRETARY TO PLEASE, UH, CALL AN ORDER AND DO ROLL CALL DISTRICT TWO.

PRESIDENT LAIS.

PRESENT.

DISTRICT THREE, VICE PRESIDENT POWELL.

PRESENT DISTRICT ONE.

MR. BLUE.

HERE.

DISTRICT FOUR.

MS. STEWART,

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DISTRICT FIVE.

MR. LEWIS? PRESENT.

DISTRICT SIX.

MR. RUSS? PRESENT.

DISTRICT SEVEN.

MR. GODDE, PRESENT.

DISTRICT EIGHT.

MS. KENON.

HERE, DISTRICT NINE.

MR. MARTIN, PRESENT.

WE HAVE A FORUM.

THANK YOU.

AT

[B. Minutes]

THIS TIME, WE'LL NOW MOVE ON TO ITEM B ONE.

MEETING MINUTES, APPROVAL OF THE SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES OF MARCH 16TH, 2023, REGULAR MEETING.

AND THE APRIL 6TH, 2023 COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING AS PUBLISHED IN THE OFFICIAL JOURNAL.

CAN I GET A MOTION MOVED BY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER GOE.

SECONDED BY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER NATHAN, RUSS.

THIS TIME NOW WE'LL TURN TO OUR BOARD FOR ANY COMMENTS, CONCERNS, OR QUESTIONS.

SEEING NONE, WE'LL NOT GO TO THE PUBLIC.

BACK TO THE BOARD.

SEEING NONE MADAM SECRETARY, PLEASE CALL FOR THE VOTE, PLEASE VOTE.

THANK THE MOTION CARRIES.

THANK YOU.

NOW MOVING ON TO ITEM C ONE MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT.

THIS IS ALSO INFORMATION ONLY AND THIS WILL BE ADDRESSED TO THE BOARD.

AT THIS TIME, I ASK IF THERE ARE ANY BOARD MEMBERS THAT HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, OR CONCERNS ON, UH, ITEM C ONE MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT.

PLEASE LET US KNOW.

OKAY.

SEEING NO ONE IN THE QUEUE, WE'LL MOVE ON TO ITEM C TWO PERSONNEL CHANGES.

AGAIN, I'LL ADDRESS THIS TO THE BOARD.

ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS, QUESTIONS, OR CONCERNS REGARDING PERSONNEL CHANGES? SEEING NO ONE IN THE

[C.3. Public Records Request Monthly Report]

QUEUE, WE'LL MOVE ON TO ITEM C THREE.

PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST.

MONTHLY REPORT.

THIS WILL BE AGAIN, ADDRESSED TO THE BOARD.

ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS, QUESTIONS, OR CONCERNS? OKAY, I SEE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER KATIE KENON.

UM, JUST A QUICK QUESTION.

DID WE EVER RECEIVE THE FEBRUARY, UM, MONTHLY REPORT FOR PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST? NO, MA'AM.

BUT WE CAN GET THAT TO THE BOARD SOMETIME AFTER THIS MEETING.

TONIGHT OR TOMORROW.

OKAY.

THANK IS IT ALL SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER KENON? OKAY.

SEEING NO OTHER NAMES, SORRY, SEEING OTHER NAMES INSIDE OF THE QUEUE AT

[D.1. Update from Superintendent]

THIS TIME.

WE'LL NOW MOVE ON TO ITEM D ONE.

UH, RECEIVE AS INFORMATION UPDATE FROM SUPERINTENDENT DR.

CTO NARCIS.

GOOD EVENING EVERYONE.

GOOD EVENING.

UM, SO SUPER EXCITED.

WE ARE GETTING CLOSER TO THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.

UM, WE, AS YOU MANY OF YOU KNOW, WE'RE GONNA BE CLOSE IN STARTING GRADUATION SEASON AND ALSO, UM, UH, A LOT OF CEREMONIES, UM, AND ALSO RECOGNIZING, UH, MANY THINGS THAT ARE GOING ON AROUND, UM, THE SCHOOL SYSTEM.

SO WE'RE REALLY SUPER EXCITED ABOUT THE CELEBRATION.

UM, I WANTED TO JUST HIGHLIGHT JUST A FEW THINGS, UH, IN THE UPDATE REPORT TONIGHT.

UH, LA LA LADA LADA KNIGHTON, WHO IS ONE OF OUR MATH CONTENT TRAINERS, HAS BEEN ELECTED TO SERVE AS THE PRESIDENT ELECT FOR THE NATIONAL COUNCIL OF TEACHERS OF MATHEMATICS.

AND I WANT TO PUBLICLY RECOGNIZE HER.

SHE'S HERE.

ARE YOU HERE? NO.

OKAY.

WELL, LISA LOOKS, GIVE HER A HAND.

, YOU'RE SO PROUD OF HER DEDICATION TO STUDENTS AND TO HAVE HER REPRESENT EBR R SCHOOLS IN SUCH A CRITICAL ROLE ON A NATIONAL LEVEL.

WE'RE SUPER, SUPER EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

I ALSO WANTED TO HIGHLIGHT THAT WE'RE VERY EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT BRANDON FONTAN, UM, AS THE NEW PRINCIPAL OF CAPITAL HIGH SCHOOL, UH, AS IT REINTEGRATES BACK INTO OUR DISTRICT WITH A FOCUSED CHOICE MODEL COMPONENT OPTION.

MR. VONTE IS A VETERAN EDUCATOR.

WE'RE WITH 17 YEARS OF TEACHING AND ADMINISTRATION EXPERIENCE, AND WE'RE HAPPY TO HAVE HIM IN SUCH A CRITICAL LEADERSHIP ROLE AS HE WILL LEAD, UH, UH, CAPITAL HIGH SCHOOL, UH, BACK INTO OUR SYSTEM.

UH, THE E B R DEPARTMENT OF EXCEPTIONAL STUDENT SERVICES HAS BEEN AWARDED A $20,000 GRANT THROUGH THE SPECIAL OLYMPICS UNIFIED CHAMPIONSHIP SCHOOLS INITIATIVE.

UH, THIS FUNDING WILL PROVIDE EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES FOR SUCH WITH INTELLECTUAL DISABILITIES AND THEIR NON-DISABLED PEERS, AS WELL AS LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE FOR REPRESENTATIVES FROM 28 DISTRICT MIDDLE AND HIGH SCHOOLS.

AND WE'RE JUST EXCITED ABOUT THAT.

UH, LET'S JUST GIVE 'EM A HAND ABOUT

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RECEIVING THAT, THOSE DOLLARS.

AND, UH, MR. PRESENT, THAT IS MY REPORT.

THANK YOU MR. SUPERINTENDENT.

AT THIS TIME NOW, WE

[E.1. Board Appointees]

WILL, UH, TURN TO, UM, ITEM E ONE BOARD APPOINTEES.

AT THIS TIME OF DAY, ANY BOARD MEMBERS THAT WOULD LIKE TO, UH, GIVE, BRING FORTH ANY REPORTS FROM THEIR COMMITTEES, PLEASE DO SO.

AT THIS TIME, I SEE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER MICHAEL GODES INSIDE OF THE QUEUE.

YES.

THANK YOU.

IT'S NOT NECESSARILY A, UH, COMMITTEE THAT I'M ON, BUT I JUST WANT TO HIGHLIGHT THAT THE EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL SYSTEM, ALONG WITH THE EVIL LAGAR CENTER FOR COASTAL, UM, RESOURCES, I DON'T KNOW IF I GOT THE NAME RIGHT, AND LSU, WERE, UH, SPONSORS OF A RECENT SHOWING THIS WEEKEND OF A MOVIE CALLED HOLLOW TREE.

AND IT'S A MOVIE AROUND THE, UH, COASTAL, UH, EXPERIENCES OF THREE YOUNG WOMEN, UH, COMING FROM THE COASTAL LOUISIANA SECTION.

AND ONE OF THE, UH, ONE OF THE THREE LADIES, AND I'M GONNA BE EMBARRASSED CUZ I DO NOT REMEMBER HER NAME, BUT SHE IS A GRADUATE OF BATON ROUGE HIGH AND IS NOW, UH, A STUDENT AT THE LSU HONORS COLLEGE.

SO, UH, NOT ONLY WAS IT A WONDERFUL EVENT FOR THE, UH, LADIES AND THINGS WHO WERE IN THE SHOW, BUT IT ALSO, IT EXPOSED OUR EVA LAGAR CENTER AND OUR COOPERATION WITH LSU TO A BROAD AUDIENCE.

AND IT WAS VERY WELL ATTENDED AND VERY WELL RECEIVED.

THANK YOU.

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER GOE.

UH, I AM FAMILIAR WITH IT.

AND IN FACT, UH, THE YOUNG LADY OR STUDENT AT YOUR FORMER STUDENT YOU'RE REFERRING TO, SHE ACTUALLY WAS A STUDENT IN THE BATON ROUGE, UH, YOUTH COALITION.

AND IF YOU KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT THAT ORGANIZATION, THEY DO A PHENOMENAL JOB WORKING WITH OUR STUDENTS AND WORKING WITH OUR SCHOOLS.

SO, UH, KUDOS TO THEM AND KUDOS TO THAT MOVIE.

THANK YOU FOR BRINGING THAT FORTH.

UH, AT THIS TIME OF THE, THE DAY ARE NOT ANY OTHER COMMITTEE UPDATES.

WE'LL KEEP MOVING RIGHT ALONG.

NEXT

[F.1. Policy: JCDAE]

WE HAVE, UH, ITEM F ONE UNDER UNFINISHED BUSINESS POLICY, J C D A CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST FOR THE APPROVAL OF A SCHOOL BOARD POLICY, SCHOOL BOARD POLICY, J C D A E, UH, TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND RELATED MATTERS.

CAN I GET A MOTION? RIGHT? MOVED BY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER COACH LEWIS, SECONDED BY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER NATHAN RUSS.

AT THIS TIME NOW, UH, WE'LL GO TO OUR BOARD AND I SEE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER PATRICK MARTIN IS INSIDE OF THE QUEUE.

THANK YOU, MR. PRESIDENT.

AND JUST TO MAKE SURE I DON'T EMBARRA MYSELF, WE'RE ON UNFINISHED BUSINESS, CORRECT? YES.

UM, I, I I THINK THAT, UH, YOU KNOW, WE, WE WE, WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME LAST WEEK TALKING ABOUT, UM, UH, BOTH OF THESE ITEMS, UH, IN THE, AT THE VERY END OF THE MEETING.

I THINK, UM, WHAT I GAINED FROM THAT IS THAT, IS THAT THESE POLICIES, UM, NEED A LITTLE BIT MORE WORK AND A LITTLE MORE REFINEMENT.

SO I'D LIKE TO MAKE A SUBSTITUTE MOTION TO REFER THE ITEM BACK TO THE ADMINISTRATION FOR FURTHER STUDY AND TO BRING IT BACK TO A COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING AT A DATE TO BE DETERMINED.

THANK YOU.

SCUBA MEMBER MARTIN, DO WE HAVE A SECOND? SECONDED BY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER KATIE KENERSON.

ALL RIGHT, NOW WE'LL GO BACK TO THE BOARD AGAIN AND I'M GONNA PUT MYSELF INSIDE OF THE QUEUE AND I WANNA SAY THANK YOU SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER PATRICK MARTIN, FOR MAKING THAT SUBSTITUTE MOTION.

I THINK RIGHT NOW WE ARE IN A CRITICAL TIME, NOT ONLY INSIDE OF OUR CITY, BUT ALSO AS A SCHOOL DISTRICT TO FIGURE OUT A TRUE IN-DEPTH PLAN OF HOW WE ARE GOING TO ADDRESS, UH, UH, VIOLENCE HAPPENING INSIDE OF SCHOOLS AND ALSO PUTTING UP PREVENTATIVE MEASURES.

BUT I THINK IN THE INSTANCE OF DOING THAT, I THINK THIS IS THE BEST THING TO DO, SO THAT WE CAN PROPERLY VET OUT EVERY SINGLE THING THAT WE NEED TO BEFORE WE BRING IT TO THE PUBLIC.

SO, UH, MY HAT GOES OFF TO BOTH OF YOU AND I WILL ABSOLUTELY SUPPORT THIS, SEEING NO OTHER NAMES INSIDE OF THE QUEUE FROM OUR BOARD MEMBERS.

WE'LL NOW GO TO, UM, OUR GENERAL PUBLIC.

FIRST UP, WE HAVE MS. MATTHEWS.

THERE WE GO.

OKAY.

I'M REALLY GLAD TO HEAR THIS, UH, BOARD MEMBER MARTIN.

UM, I HOPE THAT WHEN Y'ALL DO BRING IT BACK, THAT A LOT OF THIS LANGUAGE IS FIXED.

I REALLY HAVE A PROBLEM THAT IT INCLUDES EMPLOYEES AND ALSO THAT THE LANGUAGE SAYS THAT STUDENTS AREN'T PEOPLE.

UM, ALSO, I'D LIKE FOR YOU TO KEEP IN MIND BECAUSE I'VE SPOKEN WITH SEVERAL SROS AND, AND I HOPE THAT THE STUDY INCLUDES TALKING TO THEM BECAUSE WHILE THE VAST MAJORITY OF OUR DISCIPLINE PROBLEMS START ON SOCIAL MEDIA OR PHONES WHEN THEY ARE NOT AT SCHOOL, UM, AND WHILE POSTING FIGHTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA IS A HUGE ISSUE, UM, THE SROS ACTUALLY DEPEND ON THE STUDENT'S FILMING TO

[00:15:01]

SOLVE THE PROBLEMS. IT WAS STUDENTS FOOTAGE THAT SOLVED WHAT HAPPENED AT E B R READINESS THAT IS STRAIGHT FROM THE S R O THAT WAS INVESTIGATING IT.

SO THERE'S BOTH SIDES OF THE COIN THAT WE DO NEED TO LOOK AT.

SO PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE TALK TO OUR SROS WHEN WE ARE LOOKING AT THIS AS HOW TO SOLVE THIS IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MS. UH, MATTHEWS.

THAT WAS, UM, THOSE WERE SOME EXCELLENT POINTS.

OKAY.

AT THIS TIME, SEEING NO OTHER CUE CARDS ON THIS PARTICULAR ITEM, WE'LL NOW COME BACK TO OUR BOARD SEEING NO NAMES INSIDE OF THE QUEUE.

WE'LL NOW GO TO THE VOTE.

MADAM SECRETARY, PLEASE CALL FOR THE VOTE, PLEASE VOTE.

THE MOTION CARRIES.

THANK YOU.

MOVING

[F.2. Policy: KGA]

RIGHT ALONG AT THIS TIME NOW WE'LL GO TO, UH, ITEM F TWO POLICY, K G A CONSIDERATION OF A, OF REQUEST FOR THE APPROVAL OF SCHOOL BOARD POLICY, K G A PUBLIC CONDUCT ON SCHOOL PROPERTY, AND RELATED MATTERS.

CAN I GET A MOTION MOVED BY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER MIKE GOK? CAN I GET A SECOND? MOVED BY VICE PRESIDENT CALLER POWELL.

OKAY.

AT THIS TIME NOW, WE WILL, UH, ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS, COMMENTS, OR CONCERNS ON MY BOARD.

FIRST UP, WE HAVE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER PATRICK MARTIN.

THANK YOU, PRESIDENT ELENA.

UH, FOR, FOR SIMILAR REASONS.

I THINK THAT, UM, THIS NEEDS TO BE, UH, AS YOU SO ABLE PUT, PUT, PUT CONSIDERED IN THE BROADER CONTEXT OF AN OVERALL SECURITY PLAN AND OVERALL POLICY RELATING TO THESE ISSUES.

SO FOR THAT REASON, UH, I WOULD LIKE TO MAKE A SUBSTITUTE MOTION TO REFER THE ITEM BACK TO THE ADMINISTRATION FOR FURTHER FURTHER STUDY AND TO BRING IT BACK TO A COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING AT A DATE TO BE DETERMINED.

THANK YOU.

CAN I GET A SECOND? ALL RIGHT.

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, KATIE KENON.

THANK YOU.

AND I'M GONNA GO BACK TO THE QUEUE.

I SEE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER MICHAEL GODDE IS IN THE QUEUE.

YES.

THANK YOU PRESIDENT.

UH, LANIS, UH, GENERAL COUNSEL, SHALIN, COULD YOU, UH, TELL US WHAT THE CHANGES IN THIS POLICY ARE AND WHAT ARE THE IMPLICATION OF THOSE CHANGES? CUZ I'M A LITTLE BIT, YOU KNOW, WE'VE HAD INSTANCES WHERE WE'VE HAD PEOPLE COMING ON CAMPUS, UH, AND DOING THIS, AND I'M A LITTLE BIT LEERY IF THERE'S SOME REAL CONCRETE REASONS WHY WE NEED TO CHANGE THE POLICY, AND WE COULD ALWAYS COME BACK AND AMEND IT AGAIN IF WE HAVE TO.

BUT I'D JUST LIKE SOME INPUT FROM YOU ON WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF THE CHANGES IN THE POLICY AND WHAT LED TO THOSE CHANGES.

UM, AND SO USED TO KEEPING MY MIC OFF.

UM, AND SO POLICY KGA DEALS SPECIFICALLY WITH, UH, CONDUCT ON SCHOOL PROPERTY.

UM, IT ADDRESSES ANY PERSON WHO DISRUPTS THE ORDERLY EDUCATIONAL PROCESS ON SCHOOL GROUNDS.

AND BY ANY PERSON.

IT'S NOT JUST STUDENTS, BUT THAT'S ALSO COMMUNITY MEMBERS, PRIVATE PERSONS, ET CETERA.

UM, UH, IT ALSO SPECIFICALLY AUTHORIZES THE BANNING OF A PERSON FROM CAMPUS GROUNDS FOR SUCH CONDUCT.

THAT IS SOMETHING WE'VE ACTUALLY DONE FOR A NUMBER OF YEARS IN PRACTICE, BUT WE NOW PLACE IT IN THE POLICY.

AND SO IT ACTUALLY GIVES TRUE AUTHORITY TO, TO THE ADMINISTRATION TO DO THAT.

UM, UH, IT ALSO LISTS UNACCEPTABLE CONDUCT, UM, AND INCLUDES, UM, UM, BUT IT'S NOT LIMITED TO THINGS LIKE VULGAR LANGUAGE BEING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES, POSSESSING A WEAPON, FIGHTING, FAILING, OBEY THE INSTRUCTIONS OF SECURITY OFFICER, SCHOOL DISTRICT, EMPLOYEE, ET CETERA.

SO BASICALLY ENUMERATES SPECIFIC EXAMPLES, BUT IN ESSENCE GIVES MORE AUTHORITY TO OUR LEADERSHIP IN TERMS OF BEING ABLE TO, TO EXACT CONSEQUENCES FOR CERTAIN KINDS OF CONDUCT.

THANK YOU.

SO, UH, JUST, YOU KNOW, IN MY OWN PERSONAL OPINION, JUST FROM THE INSTANCES, INSTANCES WE'VE HAD AT SOME OF OUR SCHOOLS WHERE WE'VE HAD PARENTS COME ON SITE AND START FIGHTS AND THINGS LIKE THAT, WHILE THIS POLICY MAY NOT BE PERFECT, I THINK IT IS AN IMPROVEMENT OVER WHERE WE ARE TODAY.

AND I, I WOULD STRONGLY SUGGEST THAT WE REALLY RECONSIDER, UH, AND ACCEPT THE POLICY AS IT'S WRITTEN.

NOW, WE CAN ALWAYS COME BACK IF THERE'S SOME THINGS WE DON'T LIKE ABOUT IT, BUT, YOU KNOW, THIS IS AN ISSUE NOW, AND I JUST DON'T FEEL IT'S APPROPRIATE JUST TO KEEP DELAYING IT, TRYING TO GET SOMETHING PERFECT.

IF THIS ISN'T RIGHT, WE CAN STILL COME BACK NEXT MONTH AND CHANGE IT OR WHATEVER, BUT THIS GIVES US THE ABILITY TO HANDLE SOME SITUATIONS, SHOULD THEY COME UP IN THE NEXT MONTH OR SO, UH, WITH THIS.

SO I DON'T THINK THAT THIS, I DON'T THINK THE LANGUAGE IN HERE IS WORTHY

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OF DELAYING, UH, SIMPLY BECAUSE MAYBE WE NEED TO GET A LITTLE BIT MORE PERFECT, BECAUSE I THINK IT DOES ADDRESS AN ISSUE THAT THAT IS CRITICAL FOR US TO, UH, COME OUT WITH A POLICY, PARTICULARLY STRENGTHENING OUR ABILITY TO BAN DISRUPTIVE PARENTS.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

UH, SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER MICHAEL GODDE.

I'M IN THE Q NEXT, AND I'LL BE REALLY BRIEF.

UH, I THINK YOU MADE SOME VERY EXCELLENT POINTS.

UH, AND THE IDEA OF THIS IS THAT BOTH MYSELF AND, UH, VICE PRESIDENT CARL POWELL, WE TALKED TO SEVERAL, UH, PARENTS THAT WERE, HAD SOME SERIOUS CONCERNS AFTER THE BOARD MEETING, UH, A FEW OF OUR BOARD MEETINGS.

AND NOT ONLY THAT, I THINK WE HAVE BOTH IN OUR DISTRICTS ALONE, HAVE SEEN A LOT OF, UH, UH, UH, THINGS THAT HAVE ROLLED OVER FROM THE COMMUNITY, AND THEN IT HAPPENS INSIDE OF OUR SCHOOLS.

AND IT'S NOT JUST JUST STUDENTS THAT ARE FIGHTING ONCE, UH, THE STUDENTS ARE CALMED DOWN.

WE HAVE FOUND INSTANCES WHERE PARENTS HAVE COME ON CAMPUS, AND NOT JUST PARENTS, BUT COMMUNITY MEMBERS HAVE COME ON CAMPUS AND THEY HAVE COMPLETELY, UH, DISRUPTED THE LEARNING PROCESS THAT HAPPENS ON THOSE CAMPUSES.

NOW, NO ONE IS TRYING TO, UH, BE, UH, PUNITIVE TOWARDS ANYONE, BUT WE WANT TO BE VERY CLEAR INSIDE OF THIS DISTRICT.

LEARNING TAKES PLACE ON OUR CAMPUSES.

WE OFFER SAFE SPACES AT ALL TIMES FOR OUR STUDENTS, AND WE WANT THAT TO ALWAYS BE THE MESSAGE THAT WE SEND OUT TO EVERYONE.

SO WE JUST WANT THIS TO BE VERY CLEAR AROUND WHY WE CAME UP WITH THIS POLICY.

AND I'LL STOP THERE AND I'LL LET, UH, VICE PRESIDENT POWELL, UH, TAKE IT FROM THERE.

THANK YOU.

I JUST SIMPLY WANTED TO SHARE THE FACT THAT IN ALL OF MY YEARS OF EXPERIENCE, WHETHER STUDENT OR TEACHER, WHEN WE GET INTO THE SPRINGTIME, OUR FAMILIES, OUR CHILDREN BECOME VERY, VERY, FOR LACK OF A BETTER PHRASE, EXTRA.

AND IT LEADS TO SEVERAL ISSUES THAT ARE UNEXPECTED.

SEVERAL THINGS POP OFF, SEVERAL, UM, SAFETY ISSUES CAN TAKE PLACE AS WELL.

UH, I DO BELIEVE THAT THERE, THERE CAN BE ADDITIONAL CONVERSATION THAT WE HAVE AROUND THIS.

I AGREE WITH MY COLLEAGUE, MR. GOK.

UM, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, AT THE SAME TIME, I AGREE WITH HIM WITH THIS AS WELL AND WITH, UH, MR. LANE, PRESIDENT ELENA AS WELL, THAT WE DO NEED SOME POLICY IN PLACE BECAUSE WE'RE COMING TO THE END OF SCHOOL, THE SCHOOL YEAR, AND THIS IS WHEN WE HAVE LOTS OF SAFETY ISSUES BECAUSE BOTH PARENTS AND CHILDREN JUST FEEL AS THOUGH IT'S, IT'S TIME TO ENGAGE IN, IN ACTIVITIES THAT THEY SHOULD NOT BE ENGAGING IN ON SCHOOL CAMPUSES.

SO I DO NOT AGREE WITH US DEFERRING THIS ITEM.

I THINK THAT WE CAN COME BACK AND, AND REVISIT IT AND REVISE SOME THINGS, BUT WHEN I THINK ABOUT THIS, I THINK ABOUT MIDDLE SCHOOLS AND HIGH SCHOOLS, NOT ONLY WITHIN MY DISTRICT, BUT IN OTHER PARTS OF OUR DISTRICT.

EVEN BEYOND THAT, EVEN IN OUR STATE.

THERE, THERE, THEY'RE JUST ISSUES THAT TAKE PLACE AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR THAT IF WE DON'T HAVE SOME TYPE OF PROTOCOL IN PLACE, WE'VE ALREADY SEEN WHAT THESE SITUATIONS CAN LOOK LIKE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

UH, VICE PRESIDENT POWELL.

NEXT WE HAVE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER PATRICK MARTIN.

THANK YOU.

I, I, I, I HEAR THE CONCERNS AND, AND I UNDERSTAND THAT WE CAN CLEAN THINGS UP LATER, BUT I, I JUST WANT A LITTLE CLARITY FROM OUR, OUR GENERAL COUNSEL.

NOTHING IN WHAT WE'RE, WE, WE HAVE THE POLICY RIGHT NOW, CORRECT? YES, SIR.

WE, WE ACTUALLY HAVE POLICY ON THE BOOKS.

WHAT THIS DOES IS IT CLEANS IT UP A LITTLE AND IT MOVES THE LANGUAGE AROUND TO MAKE SURE THAT THE ENUMERATED ISSUES ARE CONNECTED TO BANNING, TO BANNING AND BASICALLY SAYING WE CAN RESTRICT BEHAVIOR, BAN BEHAVIOR AND IN CERTAIN, CERTAIN INSTANCES, YES.

SO, SO THE REAL CHANGE THAT WE'RE ADOPTING HERE IS CLARIFYING THE ABILITY TO BAN YES.

NOT JUST EJECT SOMEBODY FOR BEING DISRUPTIVE FROM THAT EVENT, BUT TO BAN THEM.

CORRECT.

AND, AND, AND WHICH SCHOOL EMPLOYEES, UH, HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO, TO A EJECT SOMEBODY FROM THE CAMPUS INITIALLY AS A RESULT OF THIS, OR B, WHICH SCHOOL EMPLOYEES HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO BAN SOMEONE NOT JUST FROM THE PARTICULAR SCHOOL GROUNDS, BUT FROM ALL, UM, SCHOOL GROUNDS OR ALL FUTURE EVENTS BASED ON THIS POLICY DRAFT? SO THE POLICY DOESN'T SPECIFICALLY ENUMERATE THE PERSON WHO HAS THAT AUTHORITY, BUT I, I WILL TELL YOU IN PRACTICE, IT'S ALWAYS BEEN THE ADMINISTRATOR, BUT THAT DECISION IS SUBJECT TO REVIEW BY THE SUPERINTENDENT.

AND SO, UH, THE ADMINISTRATOR MAKES THAT, THAT DETERMINATION, UM, AND IT'S ALWAYS SUBJECT TO REVIEW BY, UH, DISTRICT LEADERSHIP.

AND, AND BY ADMINISTRATOR YOU MEAN THE PRINCIPAL? THE PRINCIPAL, YES, SIR.

OKAY.

UH, MY, MY CONCERN WOULD BE THAT, THAT, THAT, THAT, UH, IT, IT FEELS LIKE AN, YOU KNOW, WHEN WE'RE TALKING PARTICULARLY ABOUT ADDING THE ABILITY TO BAN PEOPLE, NOT JUST FROM THIS PARTICULAR CAMPUS, BUT FROM, YOU KNOW, ALL THE SCHOOL PROPERTY ACROSS THE PARISH THAT I WOULD LIKE, UH, A LITTLE MORE CLARITY IN, IN THE POLICY AS TO, AS TO WHERE THAT KIND OF AUTHORITY, UH, LIES.

SO WE DON'T HAVE, YOU KNOW, A, A TEACHER OR AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL OR SOMEBODY LIKE

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THAT, UH, DOING THAT.

THAT SAID, I, I CERTAINLY, YOU KNOW, DEFER TO THE WILL OF THE BOARD AS TO WHETHER TO, TO PASS THIS AND FIX IT OR FIX IT, AND THEN PASS IT IN A, IN A MONTH.

I, I, I, I, I DON'T FEEL THAT STRONGLY ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.

UH, BEFORE WE MOVE FORWARD, WOULD YOU LIKE TO, UH, LIFT YOUR SUBSTITUTE MOTION? NO, I THINK I'D LIKE TO CONTINUE TO HEAR PUBLIC COMMENT.

OKAY.

BEFORE WE DECIDE.

ABSOLUTELY.

YES, SIR.

NO PROBLEM.

WE'LL BE BACK.

COMING BACK TO THE BOARD, UH, AT THIS TIME NOW WE'LL HAVE PUBLIC COMMENT.

FIRST UP, WE HAVE MS. MATTHEWS.

Y'ALL DID THAT FAST.

OKAY.

UM, ALL RIGHT.

SO THIS IS WAY TOO VAGUE TO BE LEGAL IN MY PERSONAL OPINION.

UM, I 100% AGREE WITH THE CONCERNS THAT, UH, PRESIDENT LANIS AND VICE PRESIDENT POWELL STATED.

UM, BUT IT'S THE VAGUENESS FOR ME.

UM, WE DO HAVE THE POWER TO PUT PEOPLE OFF CAMPUSES FOR THE DURATION UP TO A SCHOOL YEAR, I BELIEVE, CURRENTLY.

CORRECT ME ON THAT.

UM, IF I'M INCORRECT.

UM, BUT HERE'S THE THING FOR ME, FAILING TO OBEY AN SRO 100%, BUT THIS DOESN'T STIPULATE WHO HAS TO OBEY.

SO IT SAYS, WHICH EMPLOYEES, LIKE IF FAILING TO OBEY A SCHOOL DISTRICT EMPLOYEE, WHICH EMPLOYEES ME, IF MS. HALL ASKS ME FOR MY SEAT, AND I SAY NO, DID I JUST DISOBEY HER? AM I NOW OUTSIDE OF, OF SCHOOL DISTRICT POLICY AS A UNION? I'M GONNA HAVE TO SAY THAT'S A HARD NO.

FOR ME, THAT'S THE, THE VAGUENESS OF THE POLICY IS JUST VERY PROBLEMATIC.

NOW FOR THE CURSING, YOU KNOW, ME, I DON'T CURSE EVER.

SO I'M, I'M GOOD WITH THAT.

BUT I THINK WE NEED TO WORK ON SCHOOL DISTRICT STAFF NOT CURSING AT THIS MICROPHONE FIRST BEFORE WE PUT THAT IN POLICY.

OKAY.

THANK YOU FOR THAT COMMENT.

UM, SEEING NO OTHER COMMENTS ON THIS PARTICULAR ITEM AT THIS TIME, NOW WE'LL GO BACK TO THE BOARD.

ALL RIGHT.

MS. KENON IS INSIDE OF THE QUEUE.

HE HAD A, HE HAD A PUBLIC COMMENT.

I'M SORRY, YOU MIND? NO, YOU CAN GO AHEAD.

UH, UH, MR. DINI, OR AS A MATTER OF FACT, YOU CAN GO AHEAD, COME TO THE MIC.

YOU CAN FEEL YOUR CARD OUT AFTERWARDS.

SIR, FOR THE SAKE OF TIME.

I'M SORRY, DR.

PHINI, THANK YOU.

BRIEFLY, MY CONCERN IS THERE WAS AN INCIDENT A COUPLE YEARS AGO WHERE A REPORTER HAD VALID BUSINESS ON THE SCHOOL FACILITY, AND HE WAS KICKED OFF.

AND I'M WORRIED ABOUT THE SLIPPERY SLOPE THAT MIGHT BE PRESENTED BY A CASE LIKE THAT.

SO THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, DR.

FINNEY.

OKAY.

UH, THIS TIME SEEING NO OTHER CUE CARDS FROM THE PUBLIC, WE'LL NOW GO BACK TO THE BOARD, A SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, KATIE KENON, YOU'RE IN THE QUEUE.

UM, I AGREE WITH DR.

FINNEY AND MS. MATTHEWS.

THE, THE SUBJECTIVITY OF WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT IS A LITTLE BIT DANGEROUS.

UM, IT GIVES, AND I'M, I'M KIND OF THINKING ABOUT A, A PARENT WHO MAYBE GETS BANNED FOR INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR AT A, SAY A SPORTS EVENT, AND THEY CAN NO LONGER COME TO SCHOOL PROPERTY WHERE THEIR CHILD ATTENDS SCHOOL.

THIS IS A HYPOTHETICAL SITUATION, BUT WE NEED TO CONSIDER ALL HYPOTHETICAL SITUATIONS.

SO, UM, AND IS THIS, YOU KNOW, A TECHNICALLY SOMEONE SWEARS AND THEY CAN, ACCORDING TO THIS, BE BANNED FROM SCHOOL PROPERTY INDEFINITELY.

SO I DO THINK IT NEEDS SOME MORE, UM, DETAILED LANGUAGE.

UM, SO I SUPPORT THE SUBSTITUTE MOTION.

I THINK WE NEED TO CON CONTINUE LOOKING AT IT.

WE DO HAVE THIS POLICY IN PLACE, SO WE'RE, WE'RE TWEAKING IT IN A WAY THAT I THINK WE NEED TO THINK THROUGH A BIT LONGER.

THANKS.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER KENON.

NEXT WE HAVE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER LEWIS, BESIDES MS. POWELL.

THANK YOU PRESIDENT.

BESIDES MS. POWELL AND I, I DON'T KNOW IF ANYBODY ELSE SITTING IN THIS HORSESHOE HAS EVER SPENT EIGHT HOURS IN A SCHOOL.

I SPENT 15 YEARS IN SCHOOLS IN EAST BEON ROUGE PARISH, AND MS. POWELL IS ABSOLUTELY CORRECT.

SPRINGTIME THINGS HAPPENED AS A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT.

I COULDN'T WAIT TILL THE LAST THEIR OF SCHOOL BECAUSE I WAS GOING TO GET YOU.

THINGS HADN'T CHANGED THAT MUCH.

THEY REALLY HADN'T.

I'VE BEEN A PART WHERE PARENTS HAVE COME ON

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CAMPUS AND CALLED ME EVERYTHING BUT MY NAME.

IT DISRUPTS THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT.

IN THIS CASE, IN INSTANCE, THAT I'M SPEAKING OF, THAT PARENT WASN'T BANNED, BUT BEFORE SHE LEFT, SHE UNDERSTOOD THAT THAT TYPE OF BEHAVIOR WOULD NOT BE TOLERATED.

SOME PEOPLE DO NOT NEED TO BE PRESENT ON OUR CAMPUSES.

AND WHETHER IT'S AN SRO OR A WHOMEVER, IF THAT ADMINISTRATOR, IF THAT TEACHER ADMINISTRATOR GOES TO THE, IF THAT TEACHER GOES TO THE ADMINISTRATOR AND SAYS, MS. SMITH JUST CAME UP HERE AND JUST REALLY PUT ON A SHOW, THEN IT GOES THROUGH THE PROPER CHANNELS.

AND MS. SMITH NEEDS TO BE BANNED.

NOT YOU, MS. SMITH .

OKAY.

BUT, AND, AND, YOU KNOW, SHE NEEDS TO, THAT, THAT INDIVIDUAL, MR. SMITH, THEY NEED TO BE BANNED FROM OUR CAMPUSES.

I DON'T SEE ANYTHING WRONG WITH THE LANGUAGE IN THIS PARTICULAR ITEM.

WE'VE GOT TO ADDRESS THE SAFETY ON OUR CAMPUSES.

I'VE BEEN A PART OF SEPARATING.

I WAS BASICALLY ATTACKED BY A PARENT YEAR BEFORE LAST.

I'M TRYING TO PROTECT THE CHILD AND THE PARENTS PUNCHING ME OUT.

AND HER DAUGHTER, WHO WAS A STUDENT SAYS, OH NO, MOM, THAT'S MR. LUCAS, NOT HIM.

YOU KNOW, SO KIDS ACTUALLY KNOW BETTER, BUT WE'VE GOT TO PUT SOME THINGS IN PLACE THAT ARE GOING TO SAFEGUARD OUR SCHOOL BUILDINGS.

I SEE NOTHING WRONG WITH, UM, THE LANGUAGE.

I THINK IT'S PERFECTLY WORDED TO GET THE RESULTS THAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR.

SO THANK YOU.

I'M DONE.

NO, THANK YOU.

UH, SCHOOL MEMBER LEWIS.

NEXT WE HAVE VICE PRESIDENT CAR POWELL.

OKAY.

I HAVE A QUESTION.

SOME QUESTIONS FOR MR. CHALIN.

SO IN THE CASE THAT WE, UM, WE VOTE NUMBER ONE ON THE ORIGINAL ITEM, THE ORIGINAL MOTION, AND, AND WE ACCEPT THAT, IS THERE A TIME LIMIT ON WHEN WE CAN AMEND THAT? OR, YOU KNOW, ARE THERE ANY TIME RESTRICTIONS THAT, THAT AFFECT WHETHER OR NOT WE CAN COME BACK AND MAKE WHATEVER NECESSARY CHANGES? OR CAN WE COME BACK NEXT MONTH AND PRESENT THE ITEM AGAIN? NO, MA'AM.

SO TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, THERE ARE NO TIME LIMITS.

YOU CAN COME BACK AT ANY POINT AND AMEND THE POLICY.

IF THE BOARD ENACTS THE POLICY TONIGHT, IT BECOMES ACTIVE IMMEDIATELY AND, AND WILL BE UPDATED IN THE FILES WITHIN 30 DAYS.

BUT IT IS, IT IS IMMEDIATELY IN EFFECT.

AND SO, UM, TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION SIMPLY, YOU CAN COME BACK AND AMEND NEXT MONTH OR THE FOLLOWING MONTH, OR WHENEVER THE BOARD SO CHOOSES TO BRING THE ITEM BACK FOR CONSIDERATION.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

VICE PRESIDENT POWELL.

NEXT, WE HAVE SCUBA MEMBER PATRICK MARTIN KEEPING MR. SHALIN IN THE HOT SEAT THIS EVENING.

SO THE, THE, AND I, AND I APPRECIATE AND, AND, AND, AND ABSOLUTELY DEFER TO THE UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT HAPPENED IN THE SPRING IN OUR SCHOOLS TOO, TO MY COLLEAGUES, VICE PRESIDENT POWELL AND, AND MR. LEWIS.

UM, BUT I, MY, MY CONCERN IS REALLY THAT THE, THAT THE, THAT THAT THE POLICY CLARIFIES ADDING SOMETHING THAT WE IN PRACTICE HAS ALREADY BEEN BEING DONE, AND IT DOES SO IN A WAY THAT DOESN'T REALLY CLARIFY THINGS THAT OUGHT TO BE CLARIFIED TO ALLOW THIS TO, TO REALLY IMPROVE THE FUNCTION.

SO, SO MR. SANDLIN RIGHT NOW, LIKE IF WE DON'T PASS THIS TONIGHT, RIGHT? IF WE, IF THE SUBSTITUTE MOTION PASSES AND WE DEFER THIS AND SOMEBODY IS DISRUPTIVE ON CAMPUS TOMORROW, RIGHT, IN A SEVERE WAY, THEN THE PRINCIPLE TOMORROW STILL HAS THE AUTHORITY BASED ON THE EXISTING POLICY TO HAVE THAT PERSON EJECTED FROM, FROM, FROM THE SCHOOL GROUNDS, CORRECT? THAT IS CORRECT.

ALL RIGHT.

AND THE SUPERINTENDENT, I UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU SAID EARLIER, AN ANSWER TO A QUESTION.

THE SUPERINTENDENT, AS IT STANDS RIGHT NOW, AS A MATTER OF PRACTICE, HAS ON OCCASION, UH, BEEN COMPELLED TO BASICALLY BAN SOMEONE FROM ALL SCHOOL GROUNDS OR FROM A LONGER PERIOD THAN JUST GET OFF CAMPUS RIGHT NOW, IS THAT CORRECT? THAT'S CORRECT.

RIGHT.

AND SO THE PROPOSED AMENDMENT SIMPLY CLARIFIES THAT THE SUPERINTENDENT IN FACT, HAS THAT AUTHORITY, THAT THAT'S ONE THING IT DOES.

YES, SIR.

IS IS THERE ANOTHER THING THAT IT DOES, WHETHER THAN RE REARRANGING THE ORDER, THE LANGUAGE, IT REARRANGES THE ORDER OF THE LANGUAGE AND MOVES SOME OF THAT LANGUAGE DOWN CLOSER TO THOSE ENUMERATED OFFENSES, JUST MAKES IT CLEAR THAT THESE THINGS ARE UNACCEPTABLE, RIGHT? BUT IT DOES, BUT IT DOESN'T REALLY FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE THE OPERATIVE LANGUAGE ABOUT WHO CAN BAN OR, OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT, OR THE, IT DOESN'T ADD TO THE LIST OF BEHAVIOR FOR WHICH ONE CAN BE BANNED.

I WOULD AGREE, YES, SIR.

OKAY.

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SO THAT, THAT'S MY CONCERN, IS THAT, IS THAT WE'RE NOT ACTUALLY ADDING ANY NEW AUTHORITY HERE.

AND IF THE PURPOSE IS CLARITY, I THINK THAT'S FANTASTIC.

BUT I DON'T THINK THAT WE'RE ACTUALLY ADDING SUFFICIENT CLARITY AT THIS POINT.

AND I WOULD ENCOURAGE US, UH, TO, TO, BECAUSE WE'RE NOT GONNA FUNDAMENTALLY TAKE AWAY THE EXISTING ABILITY OF THE PRINCIPLES TO REMOVE DISRUPTIVE, UH, UH, PEOPLE FROM THE ENVIRONMENT THAT WE, THAT, THAT WE'RE NOT ACCOMPLISH ANYTHING URGENT, UH, BY PASSING THIS.

AND I WOULD URGE US TO, TO SEND IT BACK AND COME BACK IN, IN, IN A, IN A FEW WEEKS, UM, WITH SOME REVISED LANGUAGE THAT PROVIDE CLARITY OVER WHO, UH, WHICH EMPLOYEES ARE AUTHORIZED TO DO THAT, AND PROVIDE, UM, SOME DUE PROCESS REQUIREMENTS THAT, YOU KNOW, YOU'RE TAKING SOMEBODY'S SUBSTANTIAL RIGHTS AWAY, PARTICULARLY IN, IN THE HYPOTHETICAL THAT WAS PROVIDED, IF A PARENT IS BANNED FROM EVER GOING TO SCHOOL TO THE SCHOOL GROUNDS, AGAIN, THAT'S A SIGNIFICANT ISSUE, RIGHT? SOME OF THEM PROBABLY DESERVE THAT, BUT I THINK WE SHOULD THINK THROUGH THOSE ISSUES BEFORE WE JUST FIND OURSELVES IN A LAWSUIT, UH, OVER SOMETHING LIKE THAT.

AND, AND SO THAT'S WHY I WOULD ENCOURAGE US TO DO A LITTLE MORE THOUGHT BEFORE PASSING IT.

BUT I UNDERSTAND, YOU KNOW, THE OPPOSITE POSITION AS WELL.

YES, SIR.

THANK YOU.

SCU, BOARD MEMBER, UH, PATRICK WARREN, AGAIN, I'LL JUST BE REALLY QUICK.

UM, I THINK IN, IN THIS PARTICULAR INSTANCE, THIS POLICY SPEAKS TOWARDS MORE EGREGIOUS BEHAVIOR, SUCH AS FIGHTING ON CAMPUSES.

NOW, OBVIOUSLY, YOU'RE GONNA HAVE DISAGREEMENTS BETWEEN PARENTS AND ADMINISTRATION, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU ARE INVOLVED IN A KID, UH, UH, INSIDE OF THAT INSTANCE.

BUT I THINK IN THIS PARTICULAR SITUATION, IT SPEAKS MORE TOWARDS THE FIGHTS THAT ARE OCCURRING ON CAMPUS AND THE, UH, THE, UH, THE ATTENTION THAT IT BRINGS, UH, TO OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM.

AND IT GIVES THE, THE OPINION TO A LOT OF OUR COMMUNITY STAKEHOLDERS THAT, UH, A LOT OF OUR SCHOOLS ARE UNSAFE.

BUT THAT'S JUST SIMPLY NOT THE CASE AND NOT THE CAUSE.

AND, UH, I JUST THINK THAT'S WHAT, THAT'S WHAT WE STAND ON WITH THIS PARTICULAR POLICY.

BUT I DO UNDERSTAND YOUR CONCERNS AND THE REASON WHY YOU BROUGHT FORTH THE SUBSTITUTE MOTION.

SO I'LL STOP THERE.

I THINK WE'VE ALREADY WENT TO THE PUBLIC, UH, FOR THE SUB.

YEAH.

SO THIS TIME, BECAUSE WE, UH, JUST WENT TO THE BOARD, WE WERE CALLED FOR A VOTE ON THE SUBSTITUTE MOTION TO MOVE TO A DATE.

UNCERTAIN, PLEASE VOTE.

THE MOTION FAILS.

OKAY.

NOW WE ARE ADDRESSING THE ORIGINAL MOTION, WHICH WAS CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST FOR THE APPROVAL OF SCHOOL BOARD POLICY, K G A PUBLIC CONDUCT ON SCHOOL PROPERTY, AND RELATED MATTERS AT THIS TIME.

NOW, WE'LL COME BACK TO THE BOARD, UH, TO SEE IF THERE ARE ANY ADDITIONAL CONVERSATIONS THAT NEED TO BE HAD.

I SEE SCHOOL BO, I'M SORRY, VICE PRESIDENT CAR POWELLS INSIDE OF THE QUEUE.

OKAY, MR. SHALIN, I HAVE ANOTHER QUESTION FOR YOU.

SO IN THE CASE THAT THIS ITEM FAILS TONIGHT, THE ORIGINAL ITEM, HOW SOON MAY WE REVISIT THIS CONVERSATION? PER OUR POLICY IN THE ITEM THAT FAILS, UH, CANNOT BE CONSIDERED FOR 60 DAYS, HOWEVER, THE POLICY AS IS CURRENTLY ON THE BOOKS, WILL STILL BE IN EFFECT.

AND SO YOU WOULD, WE WOULD STILL HAVE THE ABILITY TO DO MUCH OF WHAT IS BEING DISCUSSED TONIGHT ANYWAY, EVEN IF THIS DOES FAIL.

OKAY.

THANK YOU FOR SHARING MY, MY REASONS FOR ASKING, UM, TO MY COLLEAGUES AND THEN, UH, OUR AUDIENCE AS WELL.

THE REASON WHY I HAVE ASKED THAT PARTICULAR QUESTION IS WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF WORKING TO DEVELOP A FULL EBR R SCHOOL SAFETY PLAN.

YES.

AND SO WE DON'T WANT TO FIND OURSELVES IN A PLACE OF DEVELOPING A PLAN, AND THEN WE CAN'T EVEN ADDRESS THIS CONVERSATION FOR HOW MANY DAYS? ONCE AGAIN, 60, UH, 60 DAYS FOR 60 DAYS.

SO THAT'S GONNA, THAT'S GONNA PUT US IN A VERY PRECARIOUS SITUATION.

SO WITH THAT IN MIND, UM, I FEEL AS THOUGH WE SHOULD GO AHEAD ONCE AGAIN PAST THIS PARTICULAR ITEM BECAUSE IT PLACES AN A SIGNIFICANCE ON WHETHER OR NOT ADULTS AND PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT A PART OF THE SCHOOL FAMILY CAN COME ON CAMPUS AND ENGAGE IN PHYSICAL ALTERCATIONS.

IT PLACES A LEVEL OF RESTRICTION ON THEM.

THEN AT THE SAME TIME, WE CAN RE, WE CAN HAVE MORE CONVERSATIONS AROUND THIS PARTICULAR ITEM AS A PART OF THE PLAN FOR OUR SCHOOL SAFETY.

SO THAT'S THE REASON WHY I ASK THE QUESTIONS THAT I'VE ASKED.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, UH, I'M SORRY, VICE PRESIDENT, UH, POWELL.

AGAIN, I'LL JUST BE REALLY QUICK INSIDE OF

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THE QUEUE.

I JUST WANT TO EMPHASIZE, UM, AND LIFT UP.

I DO COMPLETELY UNDERSTAND THE REASON WHY BOTH, UH, SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER, KATIE KENON AND SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER PATRICK BARTON, RAISE THE CONCERN.

AND WHAT I WANT, UH, OUR BOARD LEADERSHIP TO DO IS TO COMMIT TO ANY OF THOSE, UH, CONCERNS THAT YOU HAVE.

PLEASE LET US KNOW SO THAT WE CAN WORK THROUGH THOSE CHANGES SOONER RATHER THAN LATER.

THAT WAY, EVERYBODY'S IN A COMFORTABLE PLACE KNOWING THAT WE ARE MAKING EVERY POSSIBLE, UH, CORRECTION TO THIS PARTICULAR POLICY TO ENSURE THAT ALL SCHOOLS ARE SAFE, BUT ALSO THAT ALL EMPLOYEES AND ALL PARENTS ALSO HAVE ENOUGH GROUND AND UNDERSTANDING, UH, WHAT HAPPENS IF YOU COME ON SCHOOL CAMPUSES OR WHAT THEIR CONDUCT SHOULD LOOK LIKE.

RIGHT.

SEEING NO OTHER NAMES INSIDE OF THE QUEUE, WE ARE, I'M SORRY, UH, SCUBA MEMBER, UH, KENON, YOU'RE IN THE QUEUE.

UM, JUST FOR CLARITY'S SAKE, THE, THE POLICY THAT'S, THAT'S THAT WE HAVE RIGHT NOW, IF SOMEONE COMES ON CAMPUS, UH, AN ADULT AND GETS INTO A PHYSICAL ALTERCATION, WE HAVE, THE SCHOOL SYSTEM HAS THE POWER TO TAKE, TO RESTRICT THEM FOR UP TO A YEAR ALREADY.

SO IF WE'RE TALKING ABOUT THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR AND IT BEING A PROBLEM WITH, UH, UNSETTLEDNESS, UM, WE ALREADY HAVE THAT IN PLACE.

SO THIS DOESN'T REALLY CHANGE THAT.

CORRECT.

LIKE, YEAH, THAT'S CORRECT.

OKAY.

YEAH.

SO, OKAY.

THAT'S ALL.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

BOARD MCKINNON, UH, SCHOOL MEMBER PATRICK MARTIN, YOU IN THE QUEUE.

I REMEMBERED A COUPLE OF INCIDENTS AND I JUST DID A GOOGLE SEARCH.

AND AT ONE OF OUR ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS A FEW YEARS AGO, THERE WAS A DISPUTE BETWEEN A PARENT WHO WAS WALKING HER DAUGHTER TO CLASS, UH, AND THE NEW PRINCIPAL ON THE FIRST DAY OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.

AND THAT PRINCIPAL WOUND UP BANNING THAT PARENT FROM, FROM CAMPUS AND REQUIRING THEM TO, UH, UH, OTHER THAN TO GO THROUGH THE CARPOOL LINE, ADDING TO THE TRAFFIC ON ACADIAN THROUGHWAY, UM, UH, SHE WAS, SHE WAS BANNED FROM ATTENDING CAMPUS WITHOUT PROVIDING 24 HOURS NOTICE AND OBTAINING PARTICULAR PERMISSION FROM, UH, THE PRINCIPLES ACCORDING TO NEWS REPORTS.

UM, AND, AND, AND SO IF THAT PARENT WANTED TO GO TO AKA'S CHILD'S PERFORMANCE, VIEW THEIR ARTWORK ON THE WALL, ON A DAY THAT IT WAS DISPLAYED OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT, HAD TO EMAIL THE PRINCIPAL, UM, PARTICULARLY NOW, I'M SURE THERE WERE EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES AND THERE WAS A REASON THAT PRINCIPAL DID IT.

I'M NOT TRYING TO RE-LITIGATE THAT ISSUE, BUT I'M SAYING THAT THIS IS NOT AN HYPOTHETICAL EXAMPLE.

THIS DOES HAPPEN.

AND TO THE EXTENT THAT WE ARE, UM, UM, CHANGING THIS POLICY AND THAT AS, AS VICE PRESIDENT OF POWERPOINTS, OUR, WE'RE, WE'RE ABOUT TO DO A COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF ALL OF THESE POLICIES, UM, I THINK IT'S REALLY INCUMBENT THAT WE THINK THROUGH THE DETAILS ASSOCIATED WITH WHO'S AUTHORIZED TO DO THIS, THE LIMITS, UH, WITHIN THAT, UH, TO ENSURE THAT THERE'S AN ABILITY TO PROVIDE PARENTS WHO, YOU KNOW, WHO ARE DOING THIS, UH, WHO WHO, WHO MAY HAVE HAD THIS REASON.

SOMETIMES FOR GOOD REASONS, SOMETIMES FOR BAD, HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO, TO BE GIVEN NOTICE AND OPPORTUNITY TO BE HEARD, UH, FAIRLY, UH, YOU KNOW, BEFORE THEY SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES.

I'LL, I'LL SUPPORT THE ORIGINAL MOTION BECAUSE I DON'T WANT IT TO BE IN LIMBO SO THAT WE CAN'T GO BACK AND REVISIT IT.

UH, BUT, BUT I WANT TO MENTION THAT STORY TO HIGHLIGHT THAT THIS IS NOT A HYPOTHETICAL ISSUE AND THIS IS SOMETHING THAT I THINK WE REALLY NEED TO GIVE THOUGHT TO.

THANK YOU SCUBA MEMBER MARTIN.

AND THANK YOU FOR LETTING US KNOW THAT CLARIFICATION AROUND THAT, UH, PARTICULAR INCIDENT.

UM, SEEING NONE OF OTHER NAMES INSIDE OF THE, INSIDE OF THE QUEUE AT THIS TIME, WE WILL NOW GO BACK TO PUBLIC COMMENTS.

UH, FIRST WE HAVE MS. MATTHEWS.

I JUST REALLY, REALLY IMPLORE YOU TO LOOK AT THE LANGUAGE BECAUSE IT DOES NOT, IT DOES NOT SHOW A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE EMPLOYEES AND THE PARENTS.

I, SEVERAL YEARS AGO, GOT HIT BY A CAR FROM A PARENT WHO WAS MAD IN CARPOOL THAT THEY DIDN'T GET THEIR WAY, THEY DIDN'T GET TO SWITCH LANES TO GO THE WAY THEY WANTED TO GO, BECAUSE THAT WOULD'VE ENDANGERED OUR STUDENTS.

NOW, I'M FROM BROOKLYN, YOUR CAR IS NOT ABOUT TO SCARE ME.

OKAY? I SAID, NO.

NOW SUPERINTENDENT RC KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT.

SO WHEN HE HIT ME WITH THE CAR, I HIT HIS CAR BACK, .

BUT, YOU KNOW, MY PRINCIPAL, NOT ONLY DID SHE NOT BAN HIM, SHE WOULDN'T EVEN LET ME CALL THE POLICE ON HIM.

I WAS BIG MAD.

AND Y'ALL KNOW, WHEN I GET BIG MAD, IT GETS BAD.

BUT I UNDERSTAND WE HAVE, I MEAN, WE HAVE PARENTS WHO, WHO DO THE MOST.

I TRULY 100% GET IT.

IT IS THE LANGUAGE.

AND, AND FROM THE UNION PERSPECTIVE,

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THAT IS WHERE I HAVE TO COME FROM ON THIS.

THIS DOES NOT DELINEATE BETWEEN EDUCATORS OR EVEN CENTRAL OFFICE EMPLOYEES AND THE PE PEOPLE WHO WILL COME ON THE CAMPUS BEING MAD.

AND THAT IS THE PROBLEM THAT I HAVE WITH IT.

IT'S NOT THE PROTECTION, BECAUSE WE DO NEED THAT.

AND I'VE ALSO BEEN THAT PARENT THAT THE PRINCIPAL HAS SAID, YOU NEED TO LEAVE RIGHT NOW.

I'M GONNA PUT YOU OUT FOR THE NEXT YEAR.

SO I'VE BEEN IN BOTH POSITIONS BEFORE, AND THEY DO HAVE THAT AUTONOMY RIGHT NOW.

SO PLEASE LOOK AT IT AND FIX THE LANGUAGE.

AND THEN I'M 100% FOR IT.

THANK YOU, MS. MATTHEWS.

NEXT WE HAVE DR.

FEENEY.

THANK YOU.

JAMES FINNEY, 81 21 OAKVIEW DRIVE.

I WOULD HOPE BEFORE YOU ENACT WHAT APPEARS TO BE A LESS THAN IDEALLY REVISION TO A LESS THAN PERFECT POLICY, YOU WAIT UNTIL THE THE LANGUAGE IS CORRECT.

AND I HAVE AN INTERESTING PERSPECTIVE THAT MIGHT SURPRISE YOU.

I HAVE ACTUALLY BEEN BANNED BY A CHARTER SCHOOL CAMPUS ON COMPLETELY BOGUS GROUNDS.

UM, SPECIFICALLY I HAD THE AUDACITY TO LOOK FOR THEIR POSTED, UM, BOARD MEETING AGENDA, WHICH WAS NOT VISIBLE TO THE PUBLIC.

AND I WAS ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN THREATENING, WHICH I WAS NOT.

SO THE POINT OF THAT LITTLE ANECDOTE IS BE VERY, VERY CAREFUL ABOUT HAVING THE PROPER, UM, BASIS FOR BANNING ANYONE FROM A PUBLIC FACILITY, PARTICULARLY ONE THAT THEY HAVE BUSINESS AT.

YEAH.

YEAH.

I'LL LEAVE IT THERE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, DR.

FEENEY.

NEXT WE HAVE CHARLES LUCIER IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO HAVE CHARLES.

YEAH, YEAH.

HEY EVERYONE, I DON'T NORMALLY SPEAK ON ITEMS, BUT WE HAVE HAVE SOME PERSONAL EXPERIENCE WITH THIS.

UM, SO AS YOU KNOW, THE PARENT POLICY ALLOWS THE, THE SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR TO EVICT SOMEONE FROM A CAMPUS IF THERE'S AN ISSUE.

UM, AND THERE'S GENERAL, GENERAL THING ABOUT IF YOU DISRUPT THE EDUCATIONAL PROCESS.

THAT IS A VERY BROAD CATEGORY, AND IT'S BEEN USED.

WE'VE HAD A PHOTOGRAPHER YEARS AGO WHO WAS KICKED OFF A MIDDLE SCHOOL CUZ HE WENT TO THE WRONG SCHOOL CUZ IT WAS A, HAD THE SAME NAME AS THE OTHER, THE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL HE WAS HEADED TO AND WAS JUST KICKED OUT JUST CUZ HE BOTHERED TO SHOW UP AT THE WRONG SCHOOL.

UM, SO THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO'VE USED THIS.

I HAVE SOME CONCERN.

WE ALSO, UH, MENTIONED A COUPLE INCIDENTS.

MR. MARTIN MENTIONED A PARENT WHO'S KICKED OFF.

I WROTE ABOUT THAT.

UM, WE'VE HAD OTHER PARENTS WHO'VE BEEN BANNED FOR REASONS THAT YOU WOULD WONDER ABOUT.

AND, UM, WE HAD A REPORTER WHO WAS KICKED OFF THIS PROPERTY IN THE LAST COUPLE YEARS FOR REASONS YOU MIGHT WONDER ABOUT.

I GUESS WHAT I WOULD SAY IS, NO ONE'S SAYING THAT SCHOOLS CAN'T ACT ON THEIR BEHALF WHEN THEY NEED TO, BUT YOU MAY WANNA THINK ABOUT WHO GETS TO JU DETERMINE WHEN IT BECOMES A BAN.

RIGHT NOW IT DOESN'T LIST.

SAY WHO DOES THIS IS THE SUPERINTENDENT, IT'S A SCHOOL ADMINISTRATOR.

IT'S LEFT PRETTY VAGUE.

SO YOU MAY WANT A STAIRSTEP TO DETERMINE IF SOMETHING RISES TO THAT LEVEL.

AND BECAUSE A BAND IS A BAND FOR A WEEK, A MONTH, A YEAR, YOU KNOW, THERE'S NOTHING IN THERE.

WHAT IF SOMEONE DIDN'T LIKE A PARENT? THEY GET BANNED THEM ON THE FIRST DAY, THEIR KID WAS IN NINTH GRADE.

THEY NEVER GO TO HIGH SCHOOL THE WAY IT'S WRITTEN.

SO, YOU KNOW, IT'S, IT'S VERY BROAD.

AND FROM A FREEDOM PERSPEC PRESS PERSPECTIVE, WE DO OUR JOB.

WE COME TO SCHOOL SOMETIMES, AND WE CAN BE DE THEMED, DISRUPTING THE ORDINARY EDUCATIONAL PROCESS.

WE'D BE PART OF THIS AND WE'D BE BANNED FROM A CAMPUS.

AND I DON'T KNOW IF THAT'S NECESSARILY WHAT Y'ALL WANT.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU MR. LUCIER.

WE DEFINITELY APPRECIATE THAT.

AND IT IS DULY NOTED.

NEXT WE HAVE MS. MASON.

HELLO.

HOW'S EVERYBODY DOING? GOOD.

GREAT.

OKAY.

UM, A FEW QUESTIONS.

I MAY BE A LITTLE IGNORANT.

I DIDN'T HAVE THE CHANCE TO READ THE POLICY, BUT IT'S BASED OFF WHAT I'M HEARING SINCE I'VE BEEN HERE.

IT SOUNDS LIKE SOMEBODY IS GOING TO GET THE, THE OPPORTUNITY TO TELL A A CHILD'S PARENT.

YOU CAN'T COME TO MY BASKETBALL GAME TODAY.

SO JUST, I JUST, LET'S THINK ABOUT IT LIKE THIS.

UH, HEY MOM, I'M ON THE CHEER TEAM.

I'M EXCITED.

YOU WANNA COME TO THE, THE FIRST GAME? I'M IN SIXTH GRADE, I'M LIKE 10.

SO I REALLY DON'T EVEN UNDERSTAND THAT MY MOM MAY HAVE A TEMPER TANTRUMS THAT'S OUT OF THIS WORLD, , YOU KNOW,

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BUT YOU'RE STILL MY MOM AND YOU CAN'T COME.

SO I'VE BEEN A TEACHER FOR SOME TIME AND I KNOW EMOTIONS GET FLARED.

AND ONE THING I DO KNOW IS ADULTS ARE LARGER KIDS AND THEY HAVE EMOTIONS AND THEY REACT INSTEAD OF RESPOND.

AND SO I DON'T THINK THIS IS IN GENERAL A BAD IDEA, BUT I THINK, THINK IF WE AT THIS MOMENT MAKE A DECISION TO PUT A GENERAL FIX ON ALL THESE DIFFERENT INDIVIDUAL CASES, AND I, I GET EVERYBODY CAN DO EVERYTHING, RIGHT? BUT I THINK THERE JUST NEEDS TO BE MEASURES WHERE MORE DETAILED, UM, ARE DEFINED.

BECAUSE I KNOW A FEW EDUCATORS THAT, YEAH, IF I DON'T LIKE YOU, IF YOUR, IF YOUR NINTH GRADER GETTING ON MY NERVES EVERY DAY, ALL I NEED IS A REASON BAN.

SO I JUST, I JUST ENCOURAGE US TO NOT MAKE THIS VAGUE DECISION TO PUT THIS BROAD FIX ON, UM, SOMETHING THAT IS SO VAST NOW.

AND I ALSO VOLUNTEER TO HAVE THESE DISCUSSIONS AND HELP.

SO, YEAH.

THANK YOU MS. MASON.

WE APPRECIATE, UH, COMMENTS.

ALL RIGHT.

SEEING THIS TIME, SEEING NO OTHER PUBLIC COMMENTS, WE WILL GO BACK TO THE BOARD.

UH, WE HAVE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER MICHAEL, GOD IN THEQ.

THANK YOU PRESIDENT ATLANTIS.

THERE'S BEEN A LOT SAID ABOUT VARIOUS PEOPLE BANNING AND, AND DOING ALL THESE KINDS OF THINGS.

I JUST WANTED TO GO BACK AND READ THE WORDS.

THE POLICY ACTUALLY SAYS, SAYS, ANY PERSON WHO DISRUPTS THE ORDERLY EDUCATIONAL PROCESS WHILE ON A SCHOOL CAMPUS OR SCHOOL BOARD PROPERTY MAY ALSO BE RESTRICTED OR BANNED FROM SUCH PROPERTY BY THE SCHOOL BOARD.

SO THE SCHOOL BOARD HAS THE ULTIMATE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THAT.

AND IF WE WANT TO PASS, I'M SORRY, LOOK AT THE BOTTOM.

I'M COMING, I'M GONNA READ THE BOTTOM.

UH, SO IT SAYS BY THE SCHOOL BOARD SAYS SOMEONE WHO'S BANNED FROM THAT, THEY ALWAYS HAVE THE ABILITY TO COME TO SCHOOL BOARD TO, TO APPEAL THAT.

IF WE ALLOW THAT, THEN THE NEXT POSITION GOES.

IN ADDITION, ANY PERSON, INCLUDING AN ADULT WHO BEHAVES IN AN UNSPORTSMANLIKE MANNER DURING AN ATHLETIC OR CO-CURRICULAR EVENT MAY BE EJECTED FROM THE EVENT THE PERSON IS ATTENDING.

AN RRB DENIED, DENIED ADMISSION TO OTHER SCHOOL EVENTS FOR UP TO A YEAR.

THE SUPERINTENDENT SHALL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO REVIEW THE CIRCUMSTANCES AND MAKE THE FINAL DECISION REGARDING ATTENDANCE OF THE INDIVIDUAL AT ANY SCHOOL OR SCHOOL FUNCTION.

SO IT IS NOT RANDOM PEOPLE AT A SCHOOL SITE THAT CAN DO THIS WITHOUT ANY RECOURSE.

THERE IS ALWAYS RECOURSE COMING BACK TO THE SUPERINTENDENT IN THIS CASE.

AND IN THE OTHER CASE, BACK TO THE SCHOOL BOARD.

SO THERE IS SOME DUE PROCESS BUILT IN.

THERE IS SOME APPEAL PROCESS BUILT IN.

IT IS NOT, YOU KNOW, MS. JONES, WHO'S THE SCIENCE TEACHER, NO, I DIDN'T MEAN THE SCIENCE TEACHER, NOT MS. JONES, WHO'S A BASKETBALL COACH OR WHATEVER, SAYS YOU'RE A BAND.

DON'T COME BACK OR DON'T COME LOOK AT YOUR DAUGHTER BEING A CHEERLEADER OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.

IF ANYTHING LIKE THAT HAPPENS, THERE IS AN APPEAL PROCESS THERE IS EASILY APPEALED TO THE SUPERINTENDENT OR WHOEVER.

AND I DON'T THINK THAT ANY OF OUR, UH, PARENTS, UH, ANY OF OUR ADMINISTRATORS WOULD BE IN THAT KIND OF ROLE.

AND THE KIND OF ROLE THAT MR. UH, LUER JUST BROUGHT UP THAT CERTAINLY COULD BE APPEALED BACK TO THE SUPERINTENDENT AND THINGS LIKE THAT.

SO I, I JUST THINK WE'RE, WE'RE GETTING TOO LITIGIOUS, UH, IN LOOKING AT HOW ALL THESE ARE DONE.

I THINK WE HAVE TO USE SOME COMMON SENSE AS WE GO THROUGH THIS AND KNOW I DON'T WANT THE SCHOOL BOARD TO GET SUED BY ANYBODY OR ANYTHING BECAUSE THEY'RE BEING UNFAIRLY DENIED ACCESS.

BUT I THINK EVEN IN THE POLICY AS IT'S WRITTEN, THERE ARE PATHWAYS TO HANDLE THAT.

AND SO I, I JUST THINK THAT, YOU KNOW, A LITTLE BIT OF THIS IS MAKING A MOUNTAIN OUT OF A MO UH, AS FAR AS PEOPLE BEING EJECTED WILLY-NILLY FROM FROM SCHOOL SYSTEM.

CAUSE I JUST DON'T SEE THAT HAPPENING.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

BOARD MEMBER.

GO NEXT WE HAVE VICE PRESIDENT CARLA POWELL.

I JUST WANTED TO REMIND THOSE OF US THAT ARE A PART OF THIS CONVERSATION, HOW WE'VE GOTTEN TO THE WRITING OF THIS POLICY.

THERE WERE PARENTS WHO SHOWED UP AT SCOTLANDVILLE HIGH SCHOOL THIS YEAR, THIS SCHOOL YEAR, FIGHTING IN FRONT OF THE SCHOOL, NO OFFENSE TO OUR SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT, BUT THEY DIDN'T KNOW HOW TO RESPOND.

THIS PARTICULAR ITEM

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CAME AFTER A MASSIVE SITUATION IN FRONT OF AN ALTERNATIVE SITE.

OUR TEACHERS, OUR PARENTS, OUR KIDS HAVE ASKED THAT WE HELP THEM BE SAFE.

LAST TWO WEEKS AGO, WE TALKED ABOUT THE FACT THAT WE DID NOT HAVE ANY PLAN IN PLACE.

WHAT I THOUGHT ABOUT IN THIS WAS, NUMBER ONE, IF THE GOAL IS SAFETY AND FOR THOSE WHO'VE EVER STEPPED FOOT ON A CAMPUS, AND YOU KNOW THAT IN THE SPRINGTIME KIDS ARE READY TO FIGHT, COACH LEWIS IS, IS TELLING THE COMPLETE TRUTH THAT ON THE LAST DAY OF SCHOOL, ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE.

AND IF WE DON'T HAVE ANYTHING IN PLACE, THEN WHAT WE'VE SEEN THIS YEAR TO BE WORSE THAN THE OTHER YEARS, BECAUSE WE'VE ALREADY HAD MASSIVE SITUATIONS WITH ADULTS WHO ARE NOT SUPPOSED TO BE ON CAMPUS OTHER THAN TO SUPPORT THEIR KIDS HAVE CAME ON CAMPUS TO SUPPORT THEM IN A NEGATIVE MANNER.

MY QUESTION TO MY COLLEAGUES, MY QUESTION TO OUR DISTRICT STAFF IS WHEN HAVE WE MADE THE POINT OF GOING AND MAKING AN UNANNOUNCED VISIT TO THESE SCHOOLS? DO WE KNOW WHAT GOES ON IN THESE CAMPUSES? THOSE ARE THE THINGS THAT WE NEED TO THINK ABOUT.

THESE ARE THE ISSUES THAT WE'VE BEEN FACED WITH.

I HOPE THAT WE CAN BEGIN TO HAVE MORE POSITIVE PRESS THAN NEGATIVE.

AND THE ONLY WAY WE'RE GONNA BE ABLE TO DO THAT IS IF WE HAVE SOME STRONG POLICIES IN PLACE.

THIS IS JUST ADDING A LAYER.

ONCE AGAIN, IF WE DENY THIS OR WE REJECT THIS ITEM TONIGHT, WE CANNOT COME BACK TO IT FOR 60 DAYS.

WE NEED TO BE OPERATING A PLAN THAT WILL TAKE PLACE BETWEEN NOW AND THE END OF SCHOOL SO THAT WAY OUR, OUR SCHOOL CAMPUSES CAN BE SAFE AT THE END OF THE SCHOOL YEAR.

YES, THIS SOUNDS VERY SIMILAR TO WHAT ALREADY TAKES PLACE, BUT THIS IS MAKING IT MORE OF A POLICY AND A REGULATION THAN NOT.

I HOPE SOMEBODY UNDERSTANDS WHAT I'M TRYING TO SAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

AND, UH, I WON'T ENTER THE QUEUE, BUT I WILL BE VERY BRIEF.

UH, CAUSE I THINK FIRST AND FOREMOST, THESE, THIS IS AN EXCELLENT CONVERSATION BY THE BOARD.

WHETHER WE ALIGN ON IT OR NOT, THESE ARE THE KIND OF CONVERSATIONS THAT LET OUR COMMUNITY KNOW THAT YES, WE HAVE CONCERNS AROUND SAFETY INSIDE OF OUR SCHOOLS.

UH, BUT WHAT I WILL DO IS, I'LL PIGGYBACK OFF SOMETHING THAT VICE PRESIDENT POWELL BROUGHT UP AND I WILL MENTION, UH, OUR NEW CHIEF OF SECURITY, UH, CAPTAIN WALKER BECAUSE HE WAS ON THE SCENE TODAY THAT THIS SITUATION HAPPENED AT OUR ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL SITE.

AND IN FACT, I SAT THERE AND I WATCHED AN OFFICER TELL A PARENT TO PLEASE TAKE YOUR DAUGHTER HOME FIVE TIMES.

THE DAUGHTER CONTINUED TO GO BACK AND FORTH.

THE PARENT DID NOT INTERVENE.

IN FACT, THE PARENT TRIED TO FIGHT ANOTHER PARENT.

THE OFFICER STOPPED THE PARENT, AND THEN THE STUDENT ENGAGED TO HAVE ANOTHER FIGHT.

WHAT ENDED UP HAPPENING WAS THE OFFICERS HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO DETAIN THAT CHILD.

AND THE FIRST THING THE PARENT DID WAS TAKE THEIR PHONE OUT AND SAID, LOOK, WHAT'S HAPPENING TO MY CHILD? LOOK WHAT THEY'RE DOING TO MY CHILD.

AND I SAW THIS WITH MY OWN TWO WIS WHERE HE ASKED THEM FIVE TIMES AND PLEADED, PLEASE TAKE YOUR CHILD HOME.

THE CAMPUS IS NOW SHUT DOWN.

LET'S TAKE ANOTHER TURN TO WHAT HAPPENED WITH THE LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL AND ZACHARY HIGH SCHOOL GAME.

THE PARENTS RUSHED TO COURT BECAUSE OF A DISPUTE BETWEEN THE PLAYERS THAT WERE PLAYING ON THE COURT AT THE TIME.

A GANG FIGHT IS, I WON'T CALL IT A GANG, I CALL IT A GROUP FIGHT, TAKES PLACE ON THE COURT.

LA'S LS, H A A SUSPENDED BOTH TEAMS OUT OF THE TOURNAMENT WHO BOTH HAD A REALLY GOOD CHANCE FOR THOSE STUDENTS TO GO TO STATE.

AND BY THE WAY, NOT ONE PARENT WAS BANNED FROM THE CAMPUS.

AND THERE THEN LIES.

THE ISSUE IS THAT WE HAVE POLICIES, BUT THEY'RE NOT BEING PROPERLY, UH, EXECUTED ON CAMPUSES.

SO THIS RIGHT HERE, THE REASON FOR US DOING THIS IS TO REAFFIRM THAT WE HAVE TO FOLLOW POLICY AS IN REGARDS TO SAFETY, NOT ONLY FOR STUDENTS, NOT ONLY FOR OUR EMPLOYEES, BUT ALSO FOR THE PARENTS THAT ENGAGE AND COME ON THOSE CAMPUSES.

BECAUSE WHEN THEY COME ON CAMPUSES AND THEY FIGHT, WE OPEN OURSELVES UP TO LIABILITY.

AND I'LL JUST STOP RIGHT THERE, SEEING NO OTHER NAMES INSIDE OF THE QUEUE AT THIS TIME.

NOW WE'LL TURN TO MADAME SECRETARY.

PLEASE CALL FOR THE VOTE, PLEASE VOTE.

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THE MOTION CARRIES.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT, MOVING RIGHT ALONG.

WE'LL NOW GO TO ITEM E THREE, 2023, 2024 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST FOR THE APPROVAL OF THE 2023 2024 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR.

CAN I GET A MOTION

[F.3. 2023-2024 School Year Calendar]

MOVE BY SCUBA MEMBER LEWIS? CAN I GET A SECOND? SECOND? MOVED BY VICE PRESIDENT CARLA POWELL.

RIGHT AT THIS TIME NOW WE'LL TURN TO OUR BOARD.

I SEE SCUBA MEMBER PATRICK MARTIN SIDE OF THE QUEUE.

THANK YOU PRESIDENT LAIS.

WE HAD A LOT OF DISCUSSION ON THIS ITEM AT THE COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE, I APPRECIATE THE, THE WORK THAT THE SUPERINTENDENT AND HIS STAFF DID.

I, I STILL HAVE A FEW QUESTIONS, UM, THAT I'D LIKE TO ASK.

UM, BUT I UNDERSTAND THE IMPORTANCE OF GETTING THIS CALENDAR PASSED WHERE BECAUSE WE HAD A NEW BOARD AND, AND THINGS WERE DELAYED, WE, WE HAD NO CHOICE BUT TO, TO WAIT FOR CONSIDERATION AT THIS TIME.

UM, BUT WE, AND WE'RE STILL ALL LEARNING A GREAT DEAL ABOUT WHAT GOES, ALL THE COMPLEX FACTORS THAT GO INTO MAKING THIS CALENDAR.

SO I'D LIKE TO OFFER A SUBSTITUTE MOTION TO APPROVE THE 20 23 24 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR AND TO, UH, REQUEST THE SYSTEM ADMINISTRATION TO PRESENT AT THE NEXT COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE MEETING.

ONE, ALL THE CONSIDERATIONS THAT GO INTO THE DEVELOPMENT OF A CALENDAR AND BELL SCHEDULE.

AND TWO, A DRAFT POLICY FOR CONSIDERATION FOR ADOPTION BY THE BOARD SETTING THE CRITERIA, WHICH MUST BE MET BY ANY SCHOOL DAY AND OR BELL SCHEDULE ADOPTED BY THE SUPERINTENDENT OR PRINCIPALS FOR THE 20 23, 24 ACADEMIC YEAR AND BEYOND, WITH SUCH CRITERIA TO BE FOCUSED ON CREATING THE MOST CONDUCIVE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT POSSIBLE WHILE ALSO MEETING ALL LEGAL, CONTRACTUAL AND OTHER COMPLIANCE CONCERNS.

UM, AND THE REASON FOR THAT SUBSTITUTE, WELL, DO I NEED A SECOND BEFORE I DISCUSS THE REASONS FOR FOR IT?