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[A. Meeting Opening]

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GOOD AFTERNOON EVERYONE.

THIS MEETING IS NOW CALLED TO ORDER.

TODAY IS THURSDAY, MARCH 21ST, 2024.

IT'S 5:00 PM UH, THIS IS OUR, UH, WELCOME TO OUR REGULAR MEETING AGENDA, UH, OF THE EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD.

UH, THE INVOCATION WILL BE LED BY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER CLIFF LEWIS AND THE PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE WILL BE LED BY CADET PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JAYLA, MARK OF LIBERTY MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL, ACCOMPANIED BY ARMY INSTRUCTOR COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR RETIRED CURTIS DAVIS, JR.

LET US STAND HEADS BOW, PLEASE.

GRACIOUS FATHER IN HEAVEN, THANK YOU FOR BLOWING THE BREATH OF LIFE INTO US TODAY.

THANK YOU FOR A DAY THAT WAS NOT PROMISED WHAT YOU SAW FIT TO LET US WALK YOUR EARTH ONCE AGAIN.

HEAVEN.

FATHER, WE PRAY THAT YOUR WAR, YOUR WILL, WILL BE DONE IN THIS MEETING AND NOT OUR OWN.

HELP US TO LEAN NOT TO OUR OWN UNDERSTANDING, BUT TO TRUST YOU IN ALL WE DO AND ALL WE SAY AS WE DO OUR LEVEL BEST TO ADDRESS THE LIVES OF OUR STUDENTS AND OUR PARENTS IN EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL SYSTEM.

IN JESUS' NAME WE PRAY.

AMEN.

OKAY.

GOOD EVENING, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

PRESIDENT POWELL, INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT, MR. ADAM SMITH AND ESTEEMED MEMBERS OF THE EAST BATON ROUGE SCHOOL BOARD.

IT IS MY DISTINCT HONOR TO INTRODUCE TO YOU THE FACE OF LIBERTY MAGNET, UH, HIGH SCHOOL, G-R-O-T-C, BATTALION CADET PRIVATE FIRST CLASS JAYLA MARKS.

SHE'S IN HER FIRST YEAR IN THE PROGRAM AT LIBERTY HIGH CADET, PLC OR CADET PRIVATE FIRST CLASS MARK REPRESENTED LIBERTY AT THE LET ONE BOARD IN LEADERSHIP EDUCATION TRAINING BOARD.

SHE WON FIRST PLACE OKAY.

AMONG OTHER GOTC PEERS.

AND SHE IS CURRENTLY, SHE SERVES AS A LIBERTY G-R-O-T-C RAIDER TEAM.

SHE'S ON OUR COLOR GUARD TEAM.

SHE'S ON OUR DRILL TEAM.

AND ALSO SHE HAS BEEN NOMINATED FOR THE SUPERIOR FRESHMAN CADET OF THE YEAR AWARD.

SHE'S AN HONOR STUDENT OKAY, WITH A GPA OF OVER 3.5 IN DUAL.

AND SHE'S ALSO TAKEN DUAL ENROLLMENT CLASSES WHILE AT LIBERTY.

UPON GRADUATING HIGH SCHOOL, SHE WILL ENLIST INTO THE ARMY NATIONAL GUARD AND ALSO ENROLLED IN THE ROTC PROGRAM AT SOUTHERN UH, UNIVERSITY TO PURSUE HER CAREER, PURSUE A BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE IN NURSING PRIVATE FIRST CLASS.

MARK DESIRES TO BE A TRAVELING NURSE WHILE SERVING OUR COUNTRY.

CADE MARK IS ALSO A MODEL LEADER, OKAY? AND EXEMPLIFIES WHAT IT MEANS TO BE A-G-R-O-T-C CADET AT LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL.

SHE DEMONSTRATES GREAT CHARACTER AND HER INSTRUCTORS CAN ALWAYS TRUST HER TO COMPLETE ANY MISSION THAT SHE HAS GIVEN.

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, UH, TO LEAD US IN OUR PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE, THIS EVENING WILL BE CADET PRIVATE FIRST CLASS MARK FROM LIBERTY MAGNET HIGH SCHOOL.

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

I JUST WANT TO CONGRATULATE YOU AND THANK YOU FOR ALL THE GOOD WORK THAT YOU'RE DOING AS A FORMER MEMBER OF A-R-O-T-C DRILL TEAM.

THANK I KNOW HOW MUCH TIME AND EFFORT IT TAKES, AND WE WANT TO PRESENT YOU THIS FOR THIS MEDAL FROM OUR SUPERINTENDENT AND OUR BOARD.

WE CAN STEP IN THE MIDDLE AND TAKE A PICTURE.

THANK YOU.

WE WILL NOW, UH, HAVE A ROLL CALL BY OUR SECRETARY, DISTRICT THREE PRESIDENT POWELL LEWIS.

PRESENT, DISTRICT NINE, VICE PRESIDENT MARTIN.

PRESENT DISTRICT ONE.

MR. BLUE HERE.

DISTRICT TWO.

MR. ALANIS? HERE.

DISTRICT FOUR.

MS. STEWART, PRESENT.

DISTRICT FIVE.

MR. LEWIS? PRESENT.

DISTRICT SIX.

MR. RUSS? PRESENT.

DISTRICT SEVEN.

MR. GODDE.

HERE.

DISTRICT EIGHT, MS. SHADOWING HERE WE HAVE A QUORUM.

THANK YOU.

ITEM

[B. Minutes]

B ONE, MEETING MINUTES, APPROVAL OF THE SCHOOL BOARD MINUTES OF THE FEBRUARY 22ND, 2024

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REGULAR BOARD MEETING.

THE MARCH 7TH, 2024 SPECIAL BOARD MEETING AND THE MARCH 7TH, 2024.

BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE, OPERATIONS COMMITTEE, AND THE ACADEMICS ACCOUNTABILITY CURRICULUM INSTRUCTION, AND STUDENT SERVICES COMMITTEE MEETINGS AS PUBLISHED IN THE OFFICIAL JOURNAL.

IS THERE A MOTION? OKAY.

IT HAS BEEN MOVED BY MR. RUSS AND SECONDED BY MR. LEWIS.

COMMENTS FROM THE BOARD? OKAY.

SEEING NONE, WE WILL NOW TURN TO COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC.

ALL RIGHT.

SEEING NONE, WE RETURN TO COMMENTS FROM THE BOARD.

OKAY.

WE WILL ENTERTAIN A VOTE.

PLEASE VOTE.

MOTION CARRIES.

THANK YOU.

MOVING

[C. Information Only]

ON TO ALPHABET C INFORMATION ONLY.

UH, NUMBER ONE, MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT.

MS. LOPEZ.

I GOOD EVENING BOARD MEMBERS.

MR. SMITH, THIS EVENING I'LL PRESENTING THE FINANCIALS FOR THE DISTRICT.

THIS WILL BE INCLUSIVE OF JULY THROUGH FEBRUARY OF 2024.

PRIOR YEAR FEBRUARY, 2023 WILL BE SHOWN THROUGHOUT THE PRESENTATION FOR CONTEXT OF THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO FISCAL YEARS.

THE FEBRUARY, 2024 TOTAL MFP ENROLLMENT WAS 38,556.

AS YOU ALL KNOW, THERE ARE TWO MAJOR COUNTS THAT LDOE DOES.

OCTOBER AND FEBRUARY.

THE FEBRUARY IS NOW COMPLETE.

THIS IS ALL STUDENTS NOT INCLUSIVE OF PRE-K.

THIS IS A DECREASE OF 178 STUDENTS FROM PRIOR YEAR.

THE SCHOOL TYPES AND PERCENTAGES ARE INCLUDED FOR YOUR REVIEW, AND THE TOTAL GENERAL FUND STAFF BY FUNCTION IS ALSO INCLUDED.

AS NOTED, TEACHERS ARE YOUR LARGEST POPULATION.

YOU'LL NOTE THE MAJOR SOURCES OF REVENUE FROM THE GENERAL FUND.

CURRENTLY, THE DISTRICT HAS COLLECTED APPROXIMATELY 76% OF THE PROPOSED REVENUE AS THE TWO LARGEST MONTHS IN WHICH WE RECEIVE PROPERTY TAXES ARE JANUARY AND FEBRUARY.

THE DISTRICT RECEIVES THE BULK OF ITS MONEY ON JANUARY 15TH.

TOTAL PROPERTY TAXES COLLECTED BY THE DISTRICT HAS BEEN $198 MILLION.

SALES TAX IS 45 DAYS IN ARREARS, SO THE DISTRICT DOES NOT COMPLETE ITS ALL OF THE COLLECTIONS UNTIL AUGUST OF THE NEXT YEAR.

SO AUGUST OF 2024.

MFP HAS BEEN ADJUSTED BASED UPON OUR FEBRUARY COUNT.

THE DISH WILL BE PAID ON THE FEBRUARY 20, 24 MFP COUNT UNTIL THE NEXT LDO ACCOUNT ON OCTOBER 1ST.

ABOVE FOR THE GENERAL FUND EXPENDITURES THROUGH FEBRUARY OF 2024.

AS EXPECTED SALARIES, BENEFITS, AND CHARTER SCHOOLS ARE YOUR LARGEST EXPENDITURES AND WILL REMAIN THAT WAY THROUGHOUT THE FISCAL YEAR.

CURRENTLY, THE DISTRICT IS AT 65% OF TOTAL EXPENDITURES AND IS ON POINT THIS TIME OF, OF THE YEAR.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE FIRST OF TWO STIPEND PAYMENTS WAS MADE ON OCTOBER 5TH AND THE SECOND STIPEND PAYMENT OF THE YEAR WILL BE MADE TOMORROW.

OH, ACTUALLY HITS THE BANK TOMORROW ON THE 22ND, AND WE WILL MAKE THE FINAL, UH, STIPEND PAYMENT FOR THE DIFFERENTIATED COMPENSATION THAT Y'ALL JUST APPROVED LAST MONTH.

AT THE END OF JUNE ABOVE, YOU'LL NOTE THE MAJOR SOURCES OF REVENUE FOR THE SPECIAL REVENUE FUNDS OF THE DISTRICT.

CURRENTLY, THE DISTRICT HAS COLLECTED APPROXIMATELY 58% OF PROPOSED REVENUE FOR PROPOSITION ONE, TWO, AND THREE.

THIS IS BECAUSE SALES TAX, AGAIN, IS 45 DAYS IN ARREARS, AND WE WILL NOT RECEIVE FULL COMPENSATION FROM THE PROPOSITIONS UNTIL AUGUST OF 2024.

THE OTHER SOURCES OF GRANT FUNDS, WE CANNOT RECEIVE THE REVENUE FROM THE GRANTS UNTIL WE EXPEND THE MONEY, SO WE'RE ALWAYS 30 DAYS IN ARREARS.

ABOVE ARE THE SPECIAL REVENUE FUND EXPENDITURES THROUGH FEBRUARY OF 2024.

AGAIN, SALARIES AND BENEFITS ARE YOUR TWO LARGEST EXPENDITURES.

CURRENTLY, THE DISTRICT IS AN AVERAGE OF 69% OF TOTAL EXPENDITURES FOR ALL MAJOR FUNDING GROUPS.

THIS SLIDE SHOWS THE TOTAL PERCENTAGE BASED UPON THE 2324 BUDGETS.

THE DISTRICT IS IN LINE AS WHERE IT SHOULD BE THIS TIME OF THE YEAR.

AS YOU CAN SEE, GENERAL FUND HAS COLLECTED 77% AND THEY'VE EXPENDED 65%, AND YOU CAN SEE THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE, IT'S PRETTY CONSISTENT THROUGHOUT ALL THE FUNDS AT WERE AT THAT POINT IN THE YEAR.

OKAY.

ANY QUESTIONS?

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THANK YOU.

OKAY.

UH, SEEING NO QUESTIONS IN REGARDS TO THE MONTHLY FINANCIAL REPORT, UH, IS THERE ANY PERSONNEL CHANGES, UH, FOR DISCUSSION OR ANYTHING? OKAY.

SEEING NONE, WE WILL NOW RECEIVE, UH, OUR SUPERINTENDENT'S

[D.1. Update from Superintendent]

REPORT.

THANK YOU, MADAM PRESIDENT.

WE CONTINUE TO CELEBRATE THE OUTSTANDING ACCOMPLISHMENTS FROM OUR STAFF AND STUDENTS ACROSS THIS DISTRICT.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE LIBERTY HIGH BASKETBALL TEAM FOR CAPTURING THE FIRST EVER MEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP AND BEING THE ONLY BATON ROUGE HIGH SCHOOL, BATON ROUGE HIGH SCHOOL IN THE AREA.

TO RECEIVE THIS, HONOR THIS, THIS YEAR.

CONGRATULATIONS TO EBR STUDENT OF THE YEAR, MADELINE WHITMORE FROM WESTDALE ELEMENTARY, WESTDALE MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR BEING THE EIGHTH GRADE FINALIST FOR REGENT SIX AND THE LOUISIANA STUDENT OF THE YEAR PROGRAM.

AM CONGRATULATIONS TO PI MS. PATRICIA COOK, AN EBR EDUCATOR FOR 26 YEARS FOR BEING NAMED A LOUISIANA RESTAURANT ASSOCIATION, PROSTAR EDUCATOR OF THE YEAR.

ALSO, I'D LIKE TO CONGRATULATIONS, DR.

TANGLIN MCCRAE ROAN FROM MCKINLEY MIDDLE MAGNET FOR BEING NAMED THE LOUISIANA PRINCIPAL OF THE YEAR, SEMI-FINALIST, ALONG WITH JULIAN COOK, MYRE, AND GORDON FOR ALSO BEING SELECTED AS ELEMENTARY CHILDHOOD TEACHER OF THE YEAR FINALIST.

AND ASHLEY BILL FOR BEING NAMED AS A FINALIST FOR THE LOUISIANA EARLY CHILDHOOD LEADER OF THE YEAR AWARD.

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THOSE EMPLOYEES AND STUDENTS EBR.

THANK YOU.

EBR IS WELL REPRESENTED IN THESE STATEWIDE PROGRAMS, AND WE WISH OUR REP, WE WISH OUR REPRESENTATIVES AS THEY MOVE FORWARD TO THE NEXT LEVEL.

ALL THE SUCCESS, SUCCESS BECOMES WITH THIS DISTRICT BY BEING ENGAGED IN THOUGHTFUL PARTNERSHIPS ACROSS THE STATE AND CITY.

THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING TO SUPPORT COLLEGE AND CAREER FAIR THIS WEEK, ALONG WITH SEVEN DAY GRAY DAY HOSTED AT SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY, PROVIDING THESE OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS SUCH AS, SUCH OUR CRITICAL FOR THE SUCCESS OF OUR DISTRICT AS A WHOLE.

ALSO, I WOULD LIKE TO THANK JUDGE WILSON FIELDS FOR THE ACADEMIC ONYX NETWORK ORGANIZATION RAISE TO BAR WINNING CAR EVENT HELD EARLIER THIS WEEK, JUNIORS AND SENIOR FROM ACROSS THIS DISTRICT, WHO WOULD PRO WHO POSSESSED A THREE POINT GPA OR HIRE HIRE WERE INVITED TO PARTICIPATE.

GREGORY ATKINS, A JUNIOR AT LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL, DROVE AWAY IN A BUICK ENCORE, A BUICK ENCORE, A WHITE BUICK ENCORE, AND I WANT A SPECIAL THANKS TO THE COURTESY OF JERRY LANG ENTERPRISE.

IN ADDITION, LIBERTY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS WALKED AWAY WITH OVER $55,000 IN SCHOLARSHIPS AND TECHNOLOGIES.

LAST WEEK, TARA HIGH SCHOOL HOSTED A SUPERINTENDENT SHOWCASE AIMED AT HIGHLIGHTING EBR NINTH GRADE'S SUCCESS ACROSS THE, THE DISTRICT.

THE DAY LONG EVENT WAS HOSTED BY EBR SCHOOLS AND THE CENTERS FOR HIGH SCHOOL SUCCESS TO HIGHLIGHT SUCCESSFUL STRATEGIES THAT WE'VE HAD IN OUR DISTRICT.

THE EVENT WAS ATTENDED BY PRINCIPALS, ASSISTANT PRINCIPALS, CTE DIRECTORS, EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS, HEADS OF COUNSELING, AND OUR VERY OWN BOARD MEMBER, MS. CLINK FROM LOUISIANA, ALABAMA, TENNESSEE, COLORADO, AND OREGON.

LASTLY, I WOULD LIKE TO FOCUS ON THE IMPORTANT AREA OF SUCCESS AND OVERALL OPERATION AND SUCCESS FOR OUR DISTRICT.

LAST WEEK, STAFF AND I PARTICIPATED IN AN INTERVIEW WITH THE COGNITIVE LEAD EVALUATORS AS PART OF THE ACCREDITATION RENEWAL PROCESS.

THE INTERVIEWS WAS ACCOMMODATING PROCESS THAT TOOK A SPAN OF TWO YEARS IN THE MAKING AS A INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITING AGENCY, COGNITIVE RATES EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION ACROSS WITH THEIR RUBRICS AND INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS.

OUR FINAL EVALUATION IS STILL IN PROCESS, AND WE EXPECT THE BOARD AND THE PUBLIC TO RECEIVE A FORMAL REPORT OF OUR ACCREDITATION RESULTS RELEASED IN THE FALL OF NEXT YEAR SCHOOL YEAR.

MADAM PRESIDENT, THAT CONCLUDES THE SUPERINTENDENT'S REPORT.

THANK YOU SO MUCH AND CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE TEACHERS AND STUDENTS AND PRINCIPALS THAT WERE RECOGNIZED IN MR. SMITH'S REPORT.

WE WILL NOW CONTINUE ON WITH ALPHABET E REPORTS FROM BOARD APPOINTEES TO

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COMMITTEES AND AGENCIES.

ARE THERE ANY REPORTS FROM ANY OF OUR COMMUNITY AGENCIES? OKAY.

SEEING NONE, WE WILL GO ON

[F.1. 2024-2025 School Calendar]

TO ALPHABET F UNFINISHED BUSINESS ITEM 1 20 24, 20 25 SCHOOL CALENDAR CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST FOR THE APPROVAL OF THE 20 24 20 25 SCHOOL YEAR CALENDAR.

IS THERE A MOTION? YES, SIR.

YES, SIR.

MR. LEWIS, THAT WE ADDRESS THAT, BUT CAN ALSO MAKE THE MOTION THAT I MOVE THAT WE VOTE ON CALENDAR A OKAY.

PERIOD.

OKAY, SO THE MOTION HAS BEEN MADE THAT WE VOTE ON, UM, SCHOOL CALENDAR A.

IS THERE A SECOND? OKAY.

IT HAS BEEN SECONDED BY MR. GODDE COMMENTS FROM THE BOARD.

OKAY.

SEEING NONE, COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC.

MS. MATTHEWS, IS THE MIC ON YOU ALL? THERE WE GO.

THERE WE GO.

WE FINALLY HAVE A SUPERINTENDENT WHO LISTENED TO THE TEACHERS, LISTENED TO THE PRINCIPALS, LISTENED TO THE COMMITTEE, AND ACTUALLY HAVE A, A TEACHER ADVISORY COMMITTEE THAT ADVISES, TOOK INFORMATION BACK AND TOOK E EVERYTHING BACK AND BROUGHT IT BACK TO THE BOARD THE WAY IT'S ACTUALLY SUPPOSED TO WORK, TO GO BACK TO THE ORIGINAL CALENDAR.

THAT IS VERY DISAPPOINTING.

VERY, VERY DISAPPOINTING.

UM, I I MEAN THAT'S ACTUALLY HEARTBREAKING BECAUSE THE COMMITTEE, WHEN THE COMMITTEE GOT, THE ORIGINAL COMMITTEE GOT WHAT THE, THE TEACHER ADVISORY COMMITTEE SENT BACK.

THEY LOVED THE CALENDAR THAT WE SENT BACK.

THEY THOUGHT IT WAS AWESOME.

IT'S NOT GONNA COST $1.8 MILLION.

IT'S NOT COSTING ANYTHING ADDITIONAL.

THE INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS ARE THERE.

IT'S COVERED.

I MEAN, TEACHERS GIVE, WE'RE HERE EARLY EVERY DAY.

WE STAY LATE EVERY DAY.

WE PLAN ON OUR OWN TIME.

YOU KNOW WHAT, LET'S STOP DOING THAT.

LET'S MAKE THEM PAY US OVERTIME.

LET'S NOT WORK UNLESS WE ARE PAID.

YOU KNOW WHAT? PAPERS WON'T GET GRADED, THINGS WON'T GET DONE.

SO WE WILL ONLY WORK IF YOU PAY US.

IF WE ARE ON THE CLOCK, SCHOOL WILL NOT HAPPEN.

THAT'S RIDICULOUS.

WE JUST WANTED THE REGULAR 10 DAY CHRISTMAS THAT WE'VE ALWAYS HAD IN THE 18 YEARS I'VE BEEN HERE.

I THANK YOU.

UM, WE HAVE NO OTHER COMMENT CARDS, UH, AT THIS TIME, BUT WE DO HAVE SOME ONLINE COMMENTS.

MR. MARTIN? YES.

FROM THE ONLINE COMMENTS, ALISON SHORT POST FRIDAY, JANUARY 3RD, TEACHER RETURN DATE SHOULD BE PUSHED TO MONDAY, JANUARY 6TH.

THANK YOU.

SEEING NO FURTHER PUBLIC COMMENT, WE WILL NOW TURN TO COMMENTS FROM THE BOARD.

MS. STEWART.

UM, I WANTED TO, UM, ABOUT THE OTHER OPTION, THE B OPTION.

I WANTED TO KNOW, UH, WHETHER OR NOT THE CONSENSUS, UM, LIKE WHAT MS. STORM, UH, MATTHEWS WAS MENTIONING ABOUT THE DECISION OF THE FACULTY AND TEACHERS, OF COURSE, UH, IN REGARDS TO WHAT THEY WANT.

UM, AND OF COURSE, I, I'VE BEEN GETTING THE SENTIMENTS OF THE OTHER OPTION, BUT I WANTED TO KNOW, UH, IN ADDITION TO MS. MATTHEWS, ARE THERE ANY OTHER FACULTY, STAFF OR, UH, PERSONS HERE, UH, THAT IS IN SUPPORT FOR THAT? OKAY.

I JUST WANTED TO KNOW.

THANKS.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

I HAVE ENTERED THE QUEUE AS WELL.

UM, UH, AND MR. SMITH IS MS. LEVI THE, UH, THE INDIVIDUAL WHO, WHO WORKED ON THIS? YES.

OKAY.

IF YOU COULD COME FORWARD PLEASE.

AND MY QUESTION IS GONNA BE SIMILAR TO MS. STEWARTS AS WELL.

MM-HMM.

.

SO WHEN YOU GUYS, UH, ACTUALLY MET WITH THE TEACHERS ON THIS, WHAT, WHAT SEEMED TO HAVE BEEN THE CONSENSUS OF THE, OF THE GROUP? OKAY.

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UM, GOOD EVENING.

BOARD PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT, SUPERINTENDENT, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD.

UM, SO JUST TO REITERATE WHAT'S HAPPENING, AS WE ILLUSTRATED IN THE ORIGINAL PRESENTATION, THE TEACHER ADVISORY COMMITTEE WAS THE LAST GROUP OF PEOPLE THAT WE HAD GONE TO.

THE ORIGINAL COMMITTEE WAS MADE UP OF 34 FOLKS THAT WERE, I THINK IT WAS ACTUALLY MORE THAN THAT ON THE ORIGINAL, BUT 34 PEOPLE SHOWED UP.

SO OUTTA THE 34 PEOPLE CALENDAR OPTION A THAT WE PRESENTED TO YOU, 32 VOTES OUTTA THE 34 CHOSE CALENDAR OPTION A 'CAUSE OF COURSE, THE DERIVATIVE WAS NOT A DISCUSSION DURING THIS COMPONENT.

SO THEN WE PROCEEDED THROUGH, UM, TO THE PRINCIPAL'S ADVISORY GROUP.

THE SAME QUESTIONS CAME UP, I THINK AS MS. SHORT, I BELIEVE WAS THE CONSTITUENT ONLINE WHO I INDICATED THAT THEY WANTED THE FRIDAY.

THAT OPTION KEPT COMING UP TO SAY, OKAY, WELL HOW DO WE GET THE FRIDAY? WELL, ONE OF THE OPTIONS THAT WAS MENTIONED WAS IF WE CAN GIVE UP THE ASH WEDNESDAY HOLIDAY, WHICH I BELIEVE IS LIKE MARCH 5TH, 2025, HOWEVER THAT WAS TURNED DOWN EACH TIME IT WAS MENTIONED.

SO THE ALTERNATIVE OPTION WAS THEN, OKAY, WELL THEN WE CAN PUT ANOTHER DAY ON THE BACK END OF MAY AFTER MEMORIAL DAY.

OF COURSE, THAT WAS NOT A FAVORABLE OPTION EITHER BECAUSE IT PUT THE TEACHERS COMING BACK AFTER A HOLIDAY.

SO THOSE WERE OUR TWO PIECES TO BE ABLE TO MAKE THAT 91 DAY.

SO AS WE PROCEEDED THROUGH EACH OF THOSE GROUPS, UH, WE THEN GOT TO THE TEACHER ADVISORY COMMITTEE AND IT WAS PROPOSED AT THAT COMMITTEE TO SAY, OKAY, WELL, JUST BECAUSE IT'S A MATTER OF THE TEACHER DAYS, CAN WE JUST GET PAID FOR THE DAY? OF COURSE, AGAIN, THIS WASN'T AN OPTION IN THE ORIGINAL COMPONENT 'CAUSE WE WERE OPERATING WITHIN THE PARAMETERS OF THE POLICY AS LAID FORTH.

SO WE DID RECONVENE THE ORIGINAL CALENDAR COMMITTEE.

HOWEVER, THERE WERE ONLY 12 MEMBERS OF THE ORIGINAL CALENDAR COMMITTEE THAT WERE ABLE TO RETURN TO THAT MEETING BECAUSE IT HAD TO BE DONE PRIOR TO THAT BEING PRESENTED TO THE ADVISORY COMMITTEES.

AND THEY GAVE THEIR APPROVAL TO BE ABLE TO MOVE THAT CALENDAR UP AS IN A DERIVATIVE OPTION NEXT TO THE CALENDAR THAT THEY APPROVED.

BECAUSE TO BE APPROPRIATE, IF THAT WAS THE CALENDAR THAT THEY SELECTED, IT WOULD NOT THEN BE FAIR TO THROW OUT THE COMMITTEE'S VOTE FOR THE DERIVATIVE OPTION.

SO, AND TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION IN A SHORT MAN MANNER, UM, WE, THEY DID SAY THE CALENDAR COMMITTEE DID SAY WE CAN PUSH OPTION AA UP AS AN OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU GUYS TO LOOK AT IT, BUT WE HAVE NOT HAD, FROM THE ORIGINAL CALENDAR COMMITTEE ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE PRINCIPAL'S ADVISORY IS THE TEACHER'S ADVISORY.

BELIEVE WE EVEN MET WITH THE UNION PERSONNEL AS WELL TO BE ABLE TO SAY THAT ANYONE AT THAT POINT WAS OPPOSED TO, UM, THE NINE DAY WIN WINTER BREAK AT THE EXPENSE OF ASH WEDNESDAY, IF THAT MAKES.

OKAY.

AND SO IF YOU COULD JUST SHARE WITH US OR MR. SMITH, EITHER ONE, UM, WHAT, WHAT WOULD BE THE BENEFITS OF GOING WITH CALENDAR A AS FAR AS STUDENTS ARE CONCERNED VERSUS CALENDAR AA? I THINK THAT'S WHAT YOU GUYS ARE CALLING IT, RIGHT? UM, AS FAR AS STUDENTS ARE CONCERNED, WHAT, WHAT WOULD BE THE BENEFIT OF THAT IN REGARDS TO INSTRUCTION? SO, OPTION A HAS MORE INSTRUCTIONAL MINUTES IN THE SPRING THAN AA, AND THE REASON BEING IS BECAUSE OPTION A HAS STUDENTS RETURNING ON THE SIXTH, WHEREAS OPTION AA HAS STUDENTS RETURNING ON THE SEVENTH.

SO THAT IS THE MOST, UM, OBVIOUS IMPACT TO THE STUDENT SCHEDULE BECAUSE WITH ONE FEWER INSTRUCTIONAL DAY, THEN THAT MEANS THAT LEAVES US A LITTLE LESS, UM, FLEX ROOM IN THE EVENT THAT SOMETHING HAPPENS.

THANK YOU.

YES, MA'AM.

MR. LEWIS? ORIGINAL, I'M SORRY.

ORIGINALLY CALENDAR A WAS THE ONE THAT WE WERE PRESENTED WITH.

YES, SIR.

THERE'S A VERY TIGHT WINDOW FOR INSTRUCTION MINUTES.

THINK IT'S 24 FOR THE FALL OR FALL THE SPRING.

FOR THE FALL.

FOR THE FALL.

FOR FALL.

IT'S 12 MINUTES.

YES, SIR.

SO YES, SIR.

12 MINUTES.

WE LIVE IN LOUISIANA.

YES, SIR.

HURRICANES, ICE STORM.

THERE'S A PLEATHER OF THINGS THAT GENERALLY COME UP THAT CAUSE US TO MISS SCHOOL.

EARLY DISMISSAL, SHUT SCHOOL DOWN.

THERE'S SOMETHING ALWAYS COMING UP.

SO I'D RATHER ERR ON THE SIDE OF CAUTION.

HAVE THE TEACHERS COME BACK ON THE THIRD IF THE TEACHER DOESN'T WANT TO COME BACK, THEY GET HOW MANY DAYS? TWO.

THERE ARE TWO PERSONAL DAYS.

YES, SIR.

TAKE A PERSONAL DAY.

TAKE A PERSONAL DATE.

AND I GUESS THE THING THAT BOTHERS ME THE MOST ABOUT THIS IS THAT WE'RE SITTING HERE DIVING INTO THE WEEDS ABOUT A CALENDAR THAT THE CALENDAR COMMITTEE SAID THEY WANT IT.

IF THIS CALENDAR WORKS FOR EVERYBODY, LET'S

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TAKE THIS CALENDAR AND MOVE ON.

THERE'S A WHOLE LOT OF MORE THINGS WE NEED TO DISCUSS BESIDES WHETHER IT'S THE THIRD OR THE SEVENTH.

WE HADN'T HAD ANY MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS ABOUT CONSOLIDATING SCHOOLS, ABOUT TRANSPORTATION, ABOUT ANY OF THAT THING.

WE'RE DIVING IN THE WEEDS ABOUT A DAY.

WE'RE GONNA CALL, IT'LL TAKE US, IT'LL COST $1.8 MILLION.

WE'LL HAVE TO TAKE AN ADDITIONAL $270,000 OUT OF THE GENERAL FUND BECAUSE WE HAVE FEDERAL EMPLOYEES THAT CAN'T BE PAID TO STAY HOME.

TAKE A PERSONAL DAY.

NOW THAT MAY SOUND CALLOUS.

I DON'T MEAN IT TO BE THAT WAY, BUT I THINK IF THE COMMITTEE DECIDED LET'S ADOPT IT AND LET'S MOVE ON.

WE GOT BIGGER FISH TO FRY TO WALL IN THE WEEDS ABOUT ONE DAY.

NOW THAT'S JUST MY OWN PERSONAL OPINION.

YOU MAY LIKE IT OR YOU MAY NOT LIKE IT.

TOO BAD.

THAT'S MY PERSONAL OPINION.

LET'S GET OUT THE WEEDS.

TAKE THE DAY AND MOVE ON.

THANK YOU MR. LANIS.

HOW YOU DOING MS. LINO? I'M ALL RIGHT.

HOW ARE YOU? I'M OKAY.

LOOK, I JUST WANNA SAY FOR THE RECORD, YOU KNOW, THIS IS SOMETHING WE TALKED ABOUT LAST TIME, SOMETHING I TALKED ABOUT WITH SUPERINTENDENT SMITH.

UM, IN THE FUTURE, I WANNA BRING FORTH A MEASURE OR RATHER A, UH, A MOTION THAT WE DO A STUDY MM-HMM.

TO SEE, UH, WHAT ARE OUR OPTIONS AROUND SHIFTING TO A FOUR DAY WORK WEEK FOR OUR TEACHERS AS WELL AS OUR EMPLOYEES, UH, TO SEE ONE, DOES IT BUILD UP ON MORALE? TWO, DOES IT HELP US IN TERMS OF OPERATIONAL COSTS, ESPECIALLY WITH THE CONCERNS OF US DOING SOME, SOME CONSOLIDATIONS AROUND OUR SCHOOLS.

AND THREE, UH, JUST AS AN OPTION, UH, TO HELP US BE NOT ONLY BETTER MANAGERS, TO MAKE US MORE EFFICIENT THROUGHOUT OUR WORK WEEK.

UH, BUT I JUST WANTED TO PUT THAT ON THE RECORD.

AGAIN, THIS IS SOMETHING THAT WE'VE, I'VE TALKED ABOUT IN THE PAST, BUT IT'S SOMETHING THAT I WOULD LIKE TO SEE US PUT IN FORM OF A STUDY SO WE CAN ONE, PRESENT IT BEFORE TEACHERS.

ALSO INCLUDE PARENTS AND STUDENTS.

'CAUSE OBVIOUSLY THEIR LIVES ARE GONNA BE SHIFTED IN THAT AS WELL.

BUT THEN TWO, UH, ALSO BRING IT BACK FOR OUR BOARD SO WE CAN SEE THAT STUDY AND SEE IF THERE'S SOMETHING WE CAN DO IN REAL TIME.

SO, JUST WANTED TO STOP THERE AND THANK YOU.

YES, SIR.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

SEEING, UH, ALRIGHT.

OKAY.

ALRIGHT, MS. , SO TO BE CLEAR AND ASK AGAIN, WHAT IS THE COMMITTEE RECOMMENDING? CALENDAR A.

CALENDAR A.

ALL RIGHT.

SO TO BE CLEAR, CALENDAR OPTION A.

AND THE REASON IT IS CALLED AA IS BECAUSE IT'S A DERIVATIVE OF OPTION A BEING THAT THAT ONLY DIFFERENCE THAT WE HAVE THERE THAT IMPACTS STUDENTS WOULD BE THE START DATE FOR SCHOOL.

SO THE COMMITTEE VOTED ON OPTION A AT THE TEACHER ADVISORY.

IT WAS PROPOSED THAT IF WE WOULD PAY THE TEACHERS TO HAVE A HOLIDAY, THEN THAT WAS WHAT THEN IMPACTED THE CALENDAR AND PUSHED BACK THAT START DATE.

SO YES, THE COMMITTEE PUT FORTH AN APPROVED OPTION A, WE DID ASK THEM IF THEY WOULD BE OPPOSED TO US BRINGING OPTION AA FOR YOU ALL TO LOOK AT.

IN ADDITION, THEY WERE NOT OPPOSED TO THAT, BUT THEY DID VOTE OPTION A.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

ALL RIGHT.

SEEING NO FURTHER COMMENTS FROM THE BOARD, WE WILL NOW ENTERTAIN A VOTE.

AND THIS IS ON THE MOTION TO ACCEPT CALENDAR A, UH, FOR CONSIDERATION.

AM I SAYING THAT CORRECTLY? YES.

OKAY.

WE'LL NOW ENTERTAIN A VOTE, PLEASE VOTE.

THE MOTION CARRIES.

THANK YOU.

MOVING TO THE

[G.Consent Agenda]

CONSENT AGENDA, MS. SHALAN.

THE FOLLOWING ITEMS ARE TO BE APPROVED AS PART OF THE CONSENT AGENDA AND ARE CONSIDERED TO BE ROUTINE AND WILL BE ENACTED WITH ONE MOTION.

THERE WILL BE NO SEPARATE DISCUSSION OF ITEMS UNLESS A BOARD MEMBER, SO REQUESTS IN WHICH, IN WHICH EVENT, THE ITEM WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA AND CONSIDERED AS AN ITEM ON THE REGULAR AGENDA FOR A SEPARATE VOTE PROCEEDING.

THE LAST ITEM ON THE REGULAR AGENDA.

NUMBER TWO, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT INSPIRE ED CONSULTING LLC.

CONSIDER OF A REQUEST FOR THE APPROVAL OF A PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT BETWEEN THE EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL BOARD AND INSPIRE ED CONSULTING LLC IN THE AMOUNT OF $64,000 TO PROVIDE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR THE DIOCESE OF BATON ROUGE SUMMER LEADERSHIP SUMMIT FUNDING SOURCE TITLE TWO, NON-PUBLIC.

ITEM NUMBER THREE, LITIGATION CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST FOR THE APPROVAL OF THE RECOMMENDATION

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FROM GWEN SHALIN, GENERAL COUNSEL.

E-B-R-P-S-B IN THE MATTER OF ANDREA KING VERSUS EAST BATON ROUGE SCHOOL BOARD.

AND LAMEL FRANKLIN, SUITE NUMBER 7 2 1 8 5 0.

SECTION 2119 JDC, PARISH OF EAST BATON ROUGE J LOUISIANA.

NUMBER FOUR, LITIGATION CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST FOR THE APPROVAL OF THE RECOMMENDATION FROM GWEN SHALIN, GENERAL COUNSEL.

E-B-R-P-S-B IN THE MATTER OF CHERYL CLOUD VERSUS EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL BOARDS, EBA EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL SYSTEM AT ALL.

SUIT NUMBER 7 2 1 6 2 4.

SECTION 27 9.

SECTION 27 19TH, J-D-C-E-B-R PARISH NUMBER FIVE, NAMING OF THE BROADMOOR HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STADIUM TO THE RUSTY PRICE STADIUM.

CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST TO NAME THE BROADMOOR HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STADIUM, THE RUSTY PRICE FIELD, STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT NUMBER SIX ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE EBR SCHOOL DISTRICT TAX PLAN PROJECT.

CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST TO AUTHORIZE THE SUPERINTENDENT AND STAFF TO A APPROVE THE SELECTION COMMITTEE'S RECOMMENDATION FOR LINCOLN BUILDERS INC.

TO PROVIDE CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AT RISK SERVICES FOR THE NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF THE EAST BATON ROUGE PARISH SCHOOL, DISTRICT B UPON COMPLETION OF PRE-CONSTRUCTION SERVICES BY THE SELECTED CONSTRUCTION MANAGER AT RISK TO FURTHER AUTHORIZE THE PROGRAM MANAGER TO NEGOTIATE A FINAL GUARANTEED MAXIMUM PRICE WITH THE CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT AT RISK WITHIN THE PROJECT'S BUDGET AND C, AWARD THE CONTRACT TO THE SELECTED CMAR FOR COMPLETION AT THE NEGOTIATED GMP OR SHOULD AN ACCEPTABLE GMP NOT BE REACHED BID.

THE PROJECT IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOUISIANA PUBLIC BID LAW, WHICH IS LOUISIANA REVISED STATUTE.

TITLE 38, CHAPTER 10, STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT, EXEMPLARY EXEMPLARY CUSTOMER SERVICE SLASH FUNDING SOURCE TAX PLAN NUMBER SEVEN IS LAND PURCHASE CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST FOR THE APPROVAL OF THE APPRAISAL OF A ONE ACRE TRACT OF LAND IDENTIFIED AS 8 1 1 0 AND 8 1 5 0 ANTIOCH ROAD, BATON ROUGE LA 7 0 8 1 7.

AND TO AUTHORIZE THE BOARD PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL TO EXECUTE ALL DOCUMENTS RELATED TO THE FINAL PURCHASE OF THE IDENTIFIED PROPERTY.

STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT EXEM, EXEMPLARY CUSTOMER SERVICE FUNDING SOURCE GENERAL FUND NUMBER EIGHT, POLICY UNDER FISCAL TRANSPARENCY, CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST FOR THE APPROVAL OF SCHOOL BOARD.

SCHOOL BOARD POLICY DAB, FISCAL TRANSPARENCY IN RELATED MANNERS.

NUMBER NINE, POLICY PROFESSIONAL SERVICES PROCUREMENT, CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST FOR THE APPROVAL OF THE AMENDMENT OF SCHOOL BOARD POLICY, EH PROFESSIONAL SERVICES, PROCUREMENT, AND THE RELATED MATTERS THAT ENDS THE CONSENT AGENDA ITEMS. THANK YOU SO MUCH.

OKAY.

TO MY COLLEAGUES, ARE THERE ANY ITEMS THAT WE WOULD LIKE TO PULL FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA? I'D LIKE TO PULL, UM, ITEM NUMBER FIVE, ACTUALLY THE FIRST TIME I'VE EVER PULLED AN ITEM FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA.

.

WELL, THANK YOU SO MUCH.

ANYONE ELSE WITH ANY ITEMS THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO PULL FROM THE CONSENT AGENDA? OKAY.

SEEING NONE, UM, LET US GO AHEAD AND VOTE ON, OR LET US GO AHEAD AND, AND ENGAGE IN CONVERSATION ON THE CONSENT AGENDA WITH THE EXCEPTION OF ITEM FIVE.

SO IS THERE A MOTION ON THE FLOOR FOR THE CONSENT AGENDA? SHE DO, YES, SHE I DO.

OKAY.

SO THANK YOU.

SO THEN MS. SHALAN AND SECONDED BY MR. LEWIS.

UH, COMMENTS FROM THE BOARD? OKAY.

SEEING NONE, COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC.

OKAY.

YOU HAVE ANY ONLINE? NO, MA'AM.

OKAY.

SEEING NO COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC, WE WILL NOW TURN BACK TO COMMENTS FROM THE BOARD ON THE CONSENT AGENDA.

OKAY.

SEEING NONE, WE WILL ENTERTAIN A VOTE.

PLEASE VOTE.

THE MOTION CARRIES.

THANK YOU.

ITEM

[G.5. Naming of the Broadmoor High School Football Stadium the “Rusty Price Stadium”]

G FIVE, NAMING OF THE BROADMOOR HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STADIUM, THE RUSTY PRICE STADIUM.

CONSIDERATION OF A REQUEST TO NAME THE BROADMOOR HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STADIUM,

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THE RUSTY PRICE FIELD, STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT EMPLOYEE DEVELOPMENT.

IS THERE A MOTION? OKAY, IT HAS BEEN MOVED BY MR. BALLOU AND SECONDED BY MR. LEWIS.

COMMENTS FROM THE BOARD? OKAY.

SEEING NONE AT THIS TIME, WE WILL NOW TURN TO COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC.

MR. OKAY.

ALRIGHT, THANK YOU.

AND THEN ALSO, MR. REON, IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO COME FORWARD AS WELL.

OKAY.

MY NAME IS JEFF ROSS.

UM, I WENT TO BROADMOOR FROM 89 TO, UM, OR 88 TO, UH, 91 9 2.

I DON'T KNOW.

UM, LOOK, I I'M GONNA MAKE THIS SHORT AND SWEET.

I, I WOULDN'T EXPECT I WAS GONNA LET SOME OF MY OTHER BUDDIES TALK TONIGHT, BUT THEY ALL WANT ME TO COME UP FOR SOME REASON.

I DON'T KNOW, I DON'T HAVE ANYTHING PLANNED.

UM, I DO PRETTY WELL, I GUESS WHEN I COME TO THE MIC.

UM, AND I REMEMBER THINGS ONCE THE ATHLETE, ALWAYS ATHLETE.

I REMEMBER THAT, UH, FROM THE LAST TIME.

UM, BUT WHAT I WANT TO DO IS I WANT TO THANK COACH PRICE FOR EVERYTHING THAT HE'S DONE FOR ME.

UM, I ALSO WANNA RECOGNIZE COACH GANDA, MS. MS MID, UH, COACH DIJON, WHO ARE HERE TONIGHT, WHO ARE, I MEAN, THEY'RE PART OF WHAT I FEEL LIKE IS THE DREAM TEAM OF COACHES FOR BROADMOOR AND THE HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL.

UM, BUT I WANNA THANK MS. MARLENE COACH'S WIFE, UM, YOU KNOW, WITHOUT HER, YOU KNOW, I, I KNOW SHE HAS HELPED SO MUCH WITH, WITH, UH, YOU KNOW, HIS ACCOMPLISHMENTS OVER THE, OVER THE YEARS.

YOU KNOW, HE COULDN'T HAVE DONE EVERYTHING WITHOUT HER.

SO I WANNA MAKE SURE I PUT THAT ON RECORD.

UM, YOU KNOW, I'M, AS I SAID LAST TIME, I'M 51 YEARS OLD AND I'M A A 51-YEAR-OLD KID THINKING HIS COACH FOR, FOR EVERYTHING THAT HE'S DONE TO MAKE ME WHO I AM TODAY.

I MEAN, I, I, I JUST CAN'T EXPRESS IT, YOU KNOW, ANY BETTER.

UM, AND I GUESS I'M SPEAKING ON BEHALF OF ALL THE OTHER MIDDLE AGED KIDS OUT THERE THAT COULDN'T BE HERE TONIGHT.

UM, SO THAT'S WHAT I, I I WANTED TO SAY.

UM, ONE OTHER THING IS WE WOULD ALWAYS HUDDLE UP AND WE WOULD GET, UH, WE BELIEVE AT, AT, UH, THE END OF, UH, PRACTICE OR WHENEVER WE WERE GOING TO DO.

OH, I'M, I'M GETTING, I'M RUNNING OUTTA TIME.

I GOTTA HURRY UP.

UM, WE GET A, WE BELIEVE, AND I THINK THIS IS A GOOD, GOOD PLACE TO SAY RIGHT NOW, ALL THE OTHER MIDDLE-AGED KIDS OUT THERE, WE BELIEVE THAT MAKE NAMING A FIELD AFTER COACH PRICE WOULD BE A GREAT DECISION ON Y'ALL'S PART.

UM, I GOT, I GOT 34 SECONDS.

ONE LAST THING I WANNA SAY, ONLY COACH PRICE IS GONNA KNOW WHAT I'M TALKING ABOUT, BUT I WANT TO GET THAT ON THE RECORD COACH PRICE.

I WAS NOT HOLDING ON THAT PLAY.

.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU.

OKAY, BEFORE WE RETURN TO BOARD COMMENTS, OH, THERE'S SOMEONE ELSE.

OKAY.

COME ON.

NO.

OKAY.

AND YOU ALL, IF YOU'LL, IF YOU'LL SUBMIT A CARD BEFORE YOU LEAVE TODAY.

? YES, MA'AM.

OKAY.

GOOD EVENING.

HOW Y'ALL DOING? MY NAME IS CHRISTOPHER BROWN.

I WENT TO BROAD MOORE FROM 1989 TO 93.

I'M A 93 GRADUATE OF BROAD MOORE.

I MET COACH PRICE IN 89.

I WAS FRESHMAN KID, WANTED TO PLAY FOOTBALL, SO TRY IT OUT.

ONE DAY HE CAME TO MY CLASS, MY NINTH GRADE CLASS AND SAID, HEY, I NEED TO TALK WITH YOU.

WE NEED TO TAKE A RIDE.

I REMEMBER THIS FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE.

HE TOOK ME TO A WOMAN'S HOSPITAL.

MY MOM WAS DIAGNOSED WITH O OVARIAN CANCER.

THAT COACH TOOK ME UP THERE.

HE BARELY KNEW MY NAME, BUT HE TOOK ME THERE.

AND I FOUND OUT MY MAMA HAD OVARIAN CANCER.

HE AND HIS WIFE SAID, HEY, IF YOU AND YOUR BROTHER NEED ANYTHING, IF Y'ALL NEED A PLACE TO STAY, SOMETHING TO EAT, GIVE US A CALL.

BETTER YET, COME TO THE HOUSE.

IF YOU DON'T HAVE A RIDE, CALL ME EVERY DAY AFTER PRACTICE.

HEY, YOU AND YOUR BROTHER GOT SOMETHING TO EAT.

I SAY, HEY, WE, WE GOT SOMETHING.

WE ALL RIGHT SAY, LET ME KNOW IF YOU DON'T.

AND I SAY, MAN, I SAID, THAT'S WHAT FOOTBALL IS ALL ABOUT.

I SAID, DAMN.

I SAY, I SHOULD HAVE PLAYED FOOTBALL FOREVER.

.

BUT I SAY THAT TO SAY THIS, IT WAS ALWAYS, IT IS, IT WAS BIGGER THAN FOOTBALL.

HE SHOWED ME THAT, HEY, IT WAS A FAMILY.

AND MY TIME AT BROADMOOR HIGH SCHOOL WAS FAMILY.

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AND HE WAS LIKE THE CENTER STONE OF THAT FAMILY WITH THE SUPPORT OF HIS WIFE AND THE SUPPORT STAFF THAT HE HAVE RIGHT HERE WITH HIM TODAY.

HEY, I TELL YOU WHAT NAME OF THAT FIELD, RUSTY PRICE FIELD.

HEY, I'LL BE SURE TO BRING MY KIDS THERE.

EVEN THOUGH I'M FROM WEST BATON ROUGE PARISH, ALL MY KIDS ARE GROWN.

BUT HEY, THEY KNOW ABOUT COACH PRICE AND THE LAND YACHT.

THAT'S WHAT I REMEMBER MOST.

'CAUSE RIGHT NOW AT 49 YEARS OLD, GUESS WHAT? IT'S THE LAND.

YEP.

THAT KEEPS MY HOUSE GOING.

THANK Y'ALL.

OKAY, ANY FURTHER PUBLIC COMMENT AT THIS TIME? OKAY.

SEEING NONE, MR. REON, GOOD EVENING BOARD.

IT'S BEEN AN HONOR AND PRIVILEGE FOR ONE OF MY FIRST TASKS IN THIS POSITION TO WORK ON THIS FOR COACH PRICE.

UM, I DON'T KNOW CO COACH PRICE PERSONALLY, BUT FROM THE ACCOLADES THAT I'VE HEARD FROM THOSE WHO TAUGHT, THOSE, HE TAUGHT AS WELL AS THOSE TEACHERS AND COLLEAGUES THAT HE HAD.

THOSE ARE SOME BIG SHOES TO FILL.

AND SOMETIMES YOU WONDER WHY YOU ARE IN EDUCATION AND WHY YOU DO THE THINGS YOU DO IN EDUCATION.

YOU LOOK AT PEOPLE LIKE COACH PRICE AND IT SHOWS YOU THAT IT'S ALL WORTH IT.

SO THANK YOU COACH PRICE FOR THAT.

NOT KNOWING YOU, BUT KNOWING YOU THROUGH OTHERS.

AND THAT'S WHAT EDUCATION IS ALL ABOUT.

I DO AT THIS TIME, WANNA CALL MS. SEMINO BECAUSE MS. SEMINO HAS BEEN A BIG ADVOCATE FOR MAKING SURE THAT THIS HAPPENS AND SHE KNOWS HIM PERSONALLY.

GOOD EVENING.

UM, MADAM PRESIDENT, UH, INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT SMITH AND THE BOARD, I SPOKE THE LAST TIME.

SO WE HAD SOME EXTRA GUESTS, UH, HERE TODAY.

SO I WAS GONNA GIVE THEM AN OPPORTUNITY.

AND I DID, UM, SPEAK, UM, TO WHY I WAS HONORED TO WORK WITH SUCH A WONDERFUL PERSON.

AND HIS, HE AND HIS WIFE ARE HERE TODAY.

THEY WEREN'T HERE.

UM, WE, YOU KNOW, DID THE WHOLE SURPRISE THING THE THE LAST TIME.

BUT, UM, THANK YOU GUYS FOR BEING HERE.

WE, UH, I DO WANNA RECOGNIZE SEVERAL FORMER FACULTY, STAFF, STUDENTS.

LIKE OATS PRICE IS ALSO ALUM OF BROADMOOR HIGH SCHOOL, AND SEVERAL OF THE TEACHERS AND ITS PLAYERS.

SO SEVERAL PEOPLE CAME OUT TONIGHT.

THERE'LL BE A BIGGER PARTY LATER, MR. BALLOU, I'M SURE AT THE FOOTBALL FIELD.

AND EVERYBODY'S INVITED.

LOOK, THEY'RE ME THROWING A PARTY.

UM, BUT, UM, WE ALL JUST LOVE, UM, BROADMOOR AND WERE IMPACTED BY COACH PRICE'S.

LEADERSHIP IS SUPPORT OF MY LEADERSHIP AND LEADERSHIP OF OTHER PRINCIPALS.

I THINK I MENTIONED, I THINK SEVEN.

WE COUNTED PRINCIPALS THAT HE WORKED UNDER AND, UM, I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHO WAS THE PRINCIPAL WHEN HE ATTENDED.

I'M GOING WAY BACK.

BUT, UM, THANK YOU AGAIN BOARD FOR DOING THIS.

UH, I KNOW IN THIS DISTRICT, THIS IS THE TYPE OF, UH, THING WE DO IN THIS COMMUNITY IS RECOGNIZE THOSE PILLARS OF THIS EBR COMMUNITY.

AND I LOVE THAT ABOUT US.

SO THANK YOU AGAIN.

AND COACH PRICE, WE CAN GO AND EAT WHEREVER YOU LIKE.

UH, AFTERWARD.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

THANK YOU.

ALSO, I MUST, I MUST SAY, UH, PRINCIPAL WELLS HAS PLAYED A BIG PART IN THIS AS WELL.

HE HAS REALLY BEEN AT THE FOREFRONT OF MAKING SURE THAT THIS HAPPENS.

AND WE ARE GOING TO GET TOGETHER IF OR WHEN YOU VOTE ON THIS, SO WE CAN START PLANNING THAT CEREMONY TO HAVE THAT UNVEILING AT THE FIRST HOME GAME NEXT FOOTBALL SEASON.

THANK YOU, MR. LEWIS.

WELL, I GUESS I NEED TO SHARE A RUSTY PRICE STORY TOO.

, UM, WHEN I WAS COACHING AT SOUTHERN, I HAD TO RECRUIT BROADWELL HIGH SCHOOL.

AND I'LL TELL YOU SOMETHING ABOUT RECRUITING COACH PRICE.

WHEN YOU WALKED INTO HIS OFFICE, YOU BETTER BEEN ON YOUR GAME.

'CAUSE HE'D SIT THERE AND HE'D QUESTION YOU JUST AS HARD AS YOU QUESTIONING HIM.

AND THE THING HE WAS CONCERNED ABOUT WAS IF HIS PLAYERS DID ATTEND SOUTHERN UNIVERSITY, THEY WERE GONNA BE TAKEN CARE OF.

UNFORTUNATELY, I WAS NOT A GOOD ENOUGH RECRUITER TO LAND ANY OF THOSE GUYS.

UM, BUT SEVERAL OF THEM DID GO OFF AND DO EXTREMELY WELL IN COLLEGE.

I THINK DERRICK, JOHN EAST IS THE GUY THAT COMES TO MIND, MOST OF ALL COACH RUNNING BACK, HECK OF A RUNNING BACK.

BUT, UM, I UNDERSTAND HOW IT FEELS, THE THE RELATIONSHIP YOU SHARE WITH YOUR HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACH.

I HADN'T PLAYED A GAME FOR MY HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACH

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IN 49 YEARS, AND WE STILL TALK EVERY OTHER WEEK.

HE AND COACH PRICE, WERE PROBABLY CUT FROM THE SAME MO HARD SCHOOL, HARD NOSED OLD SCHOOL.

GET IT HOW YOU LIVE.

FOOTBALL COACH.

NOW, LAST SUNDAY, MR. MARTIN AND MR. GOD AND I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO LISTEN TO A MAN SPEAK, UM, ON EDUCATION.

AND THE THING THAT CAME THROUGH MOST OF ALL WAS THAT WE'VE TAKEN THE ABILITY AWAY FROM TEACHERS TO INSPIRE AND MOTIVATE CHILDREN BECAUSE OF ALL THE OTHER THINGS THAT WE PILE ON THEIR PLATE EVERY DAY.

COACH PRICE MOTIVATED AND INSPIRED GENERATIONS OF YOUNG MEN.

AND THAT'S WHAT COACHES SHOULD DO.

THAT'S, THAT'S THE JOB OF A HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACH TO DO THOSE THINGS.

AND I'M GOING TO END ON THIS, TALKING ABOUT YOUR HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACH.

UM, I DIDN'T PLAY WITH THIS GUY.

UH, NEVERMIND.

BUT HIGH SCHOOL COACHES ARE OUTSTANDING PEOPLE.

THANK YOU COACH LEWIS.

MR. LANIS, COACH PRICE, THE YEAR WAS 2005.

WE GOT BROAD MORE THE LAST GAME OF THE SEASON.

WE GOT TO PLAY AT BROADMOOR.

I'M TALKING ABOUT, IT WAS COLD.

I MEAN, FRIGID COLD.

UH, AND IT WAS SLIGHTLY RAINING TOO.

IT COMES DOWN TO THE WIRE.

WE ARE UP ABOUT ONE POINT.

I WANNA SAY IT WAS 17, 16, 17 SECONDS LEFT ON THE CLOCK.

THIS IS NO LIE.

AND WE WERE PETRIFIED BECAUSE YOU GUYS HAD COME BACK.

YOU WERE STRUMMING US.

THERE'S NOTHING WE COULD DO AND WE HAD TO HOLD OFF.

WE GET DOWN TO THE, UH, BROAD MOORE'S, UH, ON BROADMOOR SIDE OF THE FIELD.

AND YOU HAVE ABOUT SIX SECONDS LEFT.

YOUR QUARTERBACK THROWS THE BALL, WE GET THE INTERCEPTION.

WE GO CRAZY.

THE REASON WHY I BRING THIS BACK UP IS BECAUSE WHEN YOU CAN VIVIDLY REMEMBER MOMENTS LIKE THAT IN FOOTBALL, IT TELLS YOU A LOT ABOUT THE CHARACTER OF THE PLAYERS.

THAT IT ALSO TELLS YOU ABOUT THE COACH HIMSELF.

I TAKE MY HAT OFF TO YOU BECAUSE I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO NOT ONLY PLAY AGAINST YOU, I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO NOW PLAY ON THE FIELD THAT'S NAMED AFTER YOU.

AND I WANT TO TELL YOU ALL OF THE PEOPLE THAT YOU, WHOSE LIVES YOU'VE TOUCHED WHILE I PLAYED BEFORE I PLAYED AND AFTER I PLAYED, THEY'RE GONNA REMEMBER THOSE TYPES OF MOMENTS BECAUSE I REMEMBER THAT MOMENT AS SOMEONE WHO GRADUATED FROM ACROSS THE, ACROSS THE WAY AT GLEN OAKS HIGH SCHOOL.

SO I JUST WANTED TO TAKE THIS TIME TO TELL YOU THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR THE PEOPLE'S LIVES.

YOU'VE CHANGED, AND THANK YOU FOR THE PEOPLE'S LIVES.

YOU WILL CONTINUE TO CHANGE.

COACH RUSTY PRICE.

THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MR. RUSS.

MR. PRICE, I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU FOR THE OPPORTUNITY YOU AND YOUR COLLEAGUES HAVE PROVIDED THE BOARD TO, UH, TO CELEBRATE, UM, SOMEWHAT OF GREAT CHARACTER.

UM, AND, AND JUST IN THE COUPLE MEETINGS WE'VE HAD WHERE THIS HAS COME UP, WE'VE HEARD SOME, SOME INCREDIBLE STORIES ABOUT THE IMPACT THAT YOU HAVE ON PEOPLE AROUND YOU.

AND I FIND OFTENTIMES THAT THE, THE, THE EXAMPLES THAT KIDS HAVE IN OUR SOCIETY, UM, DON'T ALWAYS HAVE THE HIGHEST DEGREE OF CHARACTER THAT I THINK IS IMPORTANT.

AND, AND SO I THINK IT'S SO GREAT THAT TODAY WE GET TO CELEBRATE SOMEONE OF HIGH CHARACTER.

AND WHEN WE GET TO DO THAT OF, AND, AND HOLD UP THE MEN AND WOMEN IN OUR COMMUNITY, UM, THAT, THAT ILLUSTRATE THAT, BECAUSE THAT IS WHAT MAKES OUR COMMUNITY STRONG.

AND SO I THANK YOU FOR THE EXAMPLE YOU'VE SAID.

IT'S, IT'S VERY CLEAR THAT, UM, THAT YOU'VE, YOU'VE HAD A GREAT IMPACT ON A LOT OF CHILDREN'S LIVES THAT ARE NOW ADULTS, UM, THAT ARE OF HIGH CHARACTER AS WELL.

AND, UM, YOU KNOW, JUST, JUST LOOKING AT THE IMPACT THAT YOU HAVE STILL ON YOUR, ON A STAFF AT THAT SCHOOL IS INCREDIBLE.

UM, AND SO THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING US TO DO THAT.

MR. BALLOU.

THANK YOU MADAM PRESIDENT.

UH, SINCE EVERYBODY'S TELLING THE RUSTY PRICE STORIES, I, I, I, UH, I'LL GO ALL THE WAY BACK TO 1978.

UM, AND, UH, I WAS A EIGHTH GRADER AND, UH, PROBABLY, UM, UNDER A HUNDRED POUNDS PRO UNDER FIVE FEET TALL.

AND, AND COACH PRICE RAN THE, UM, CONCESSIONS AT THE, UH, BROADMOOR ATHLETICS, UH, RAN AT THE

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LSU FOOTBALL GAMES AND HE RECRUITED JUNIOR HIGH STUDENTS TO WORK THOSE CONCESSIONS.

AND, AND, UH, I SIGNED UP.

AND ANYWAY, COACH, COACH PRICE WAS, HE SEEMED LIKE HE WAS JUST A GIANT GUY AND, AND, AND, UH, HAD A BOOMING VOICE AND THE STERN FACE.

AND I THOUGHT HE WAS PROBABLY THE SCARIEST GUY I'D EVER BEEN AROUND.

AND I, NO WAY I WAS GONNA, UH, MAKE HIM MAD.

I, I, BUT, UH, I MADE A LITTLE BIT OF MONEY DOING THAT, UH, BUT ENJOY IT.

GOT GOT TO BE AROUND TIGER STADIUM.

BUT, UM, I THINK IT'S, UM, I'M EXCITED.

I'M LOOKING FORWARD TO, UH, UH, STEPPING ON TO, UH, RUSTY PRICE FIELD.

AND, AND MADAM PRESIDENT MAY, I'D LIKE TO AWARD THE, UH, SUPERINTENDENT'S MEDAL.

UM, YES.

SO IF WE CAN, IF WE CAN LET US GO AHEAD AND VOTE ON THE ITEM.

OKAY.

AND THEN WE CAN, THEN WE'RE GONNA ASK, UH, UH, COACH PRICE TO COME UP AND SPEAK AS WELL.

SO THANK YOU.

ALRIGHT, SO LET US GO AHEAD AND, UH, ENTERTAIN A VOTE.

PLEASE VOTE.

MOTION CARRIES.

CONGRATULATIONS, COACH PRICE AND MRS. PRICE, IF YOU'LL COME FORWARD, PLEASE AND MR. BALLOON, FEEL FREE.

OH.

AND FEEL FREE TO SHARE SOME WORDS WITH US.

CONGRATULATIONS AND THANKS FOR ALL YOU'VE DONE FOR OUR COMMUNITY.

I'M EXTREMELY HUMBLE.

THIS IS, UH, VERY UNEXPECTED.

UH, I DON'T KNOW IF YOU HAVE ONE OF THESE, BUT I WANTED TO AWARD YOU WITH THE, UH, SUPERINTENDENTS MEDAL.

THANK YOU FOR EVERYTHING YOU'VE DONE FOR OUR DISTRICT AND FOR BROADMORE HIGH, BY THE WAY.

THAT WAS CROSS COUNTRY.

YOU MUST HAVE RAN BACK THEN.

.

I, ON BEHALF OF ALL THE STUDENTS THAT I'VE HAD THE PLEASURE AND, AND THE COACHES AND THE FACULTY MEMBERS, ADMINISTRATORS TO WORK WITH THE LAST, MY FIRST 42 YEARS, I REALLY APPRECIATE, UH, TO REPRESENT THEM, UH, AND NOT ME BY ANY MEANS.

'CAUSE AS A FOOTBALL COACH, YOU KNOW, IT'S EASY TO CALL THE PLAYS, BUT IT'S THE PLAYERS AND THE COACHES THAT REALLY CARRY IT AWAY.

AND ON BEHALF OF THEM, I THANK Y'ALL VERY MUCH AND IT IS A STREAM HONOR.

APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU.

WE WILL NOW PROCEED TO, UM, H ALPHABET, H NEW BUSINESS.

BEFORE WE GO THERE, CAN I DO A POINT, UH, SURE.

UM, I WANTED TO SEE, UH, WAS ANYONE HERE FROM TRANSPORTATION? ANYBODY HERE FROM TRANSPORTATION? YEAH.

CAN I, CAN YOU COME UP? I JUST, I WANNA MAKE A REQUEST, IF YOU DON'T MIND.

REAL SHORT, CONGRATULATIONS, .

THANK YOU, SIR.

, I'VE ALWAYS ENJOYED GOING TO VISIT WITH YOU ALL THOSE YEARS.

ALWAYS WELCOME.

THANK YOU.

HELLO.

YES, MA'AM.

I WANTED TO, UM, ASK ABOUT YOUR, UH, POLICIES OR YOUR SOPS, AND I'M ASSUMING THAT TRANSPORTATION HAS, YOU KNOW, STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES AND POLICIES, CORRECT? YES.

YES, MA'AM.

I WANTED TO REQUEST A COPY OF THE POLICIES THAT YOU HAVE.

UM, AND I ALSO WANTED TO, WITH THAT INFORMATION, I WANTED TO KNOW WHEN THE LAST, WHEN, WHEN IT WAS CREATED.

YES, MA'AM.

WHEN THE LAST TIME IT WAS UPDATED AND BY WHOM? YES, MA'AM.

THAT'S, THAT'S IT.

THAT'S WHAT I WANTED.

I, I DO AS A NOTE.

I, I KNOW THAT THE, UH, BUS OPERATOR HANDBOOK IS BEING UPDATED.

OKAY.

SO WE'LL GET YOU THE, UH, LAST ITERATION OF THAT AND, UH, ANY OTHER INFORMATION YOU'D LIKE.

OKAY.

AND LEMME ASK YOU A QUESTION.

SO YOU'RE SAYING THAT THE BUS OPERATOR MANUAL IS BEING WORKED ON.

DO YOU GUYS HAVE AN EXPECTED COMPLETION DATE FOR THAT? UH, NO MA'AM.

I, I, I DO NOT HAVE THAT AT THIS TIME, BUT I'LL, I'LL INQUIRE ABOUT IT TOMORROW AND INCLUDE THAT IN THE INFORMATION I SEND YOU.

I APPRECIATE IT.

THANK YOU.

YES, MA'AM.

THANK YOU.

ALRIGHT, WE ARE NOW

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TO, UH, ALPHABET H NEW BUSINESS ITEM ONE, SETTLEMENT DISCUSSION OF AN OFFER OF SETTLEMENT OF ALL CLAIMS, INCLUDING THE MATTERS ENTITLED, UH, DAL, DOCKET NUMBER 2023, UH, 1 3 8 7 8 D-L-E-I-D-E-A AND DAL, DOCKET NUMBER 20 23 1 4 7 6 6

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D-O-E-I-D-E-A REGARDING IRA, RAY AND MARY, PATRICIA RAY ETAL.

IS THERE A MOTION? OKAY, MR. BALLOU, I MOVE THAT WE, UH, GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS THIS ITEM.

OKAY.

IT HAS BEEN MOVED BY MR. BALLOU AND SECONDED BY MR. GOEY THAT WE GO INTO EXECUTIVE SESSION, UH, TO DISCUSS THIS.

UM, ARE THERE ANY COMMENTS FROM THE BOARD? OKAY.

ALRIGHT.

SEEING NONE, COMMENTS FROM THE PUBLIC.

OKAY.

RETURNING TO COMMENTS FROM THE BOARD, WE WILL NOW ENTERTAIN A VOTE.

PLEASE VOTE.

OH, OKAY.

THE MOTION CARRIES.

OKAY.

WE WILL NOW, UH,

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RETIRE TO OUR EXECUTIVE SESSION AND WE'LL BE BACK SHORTLY.

OKAY, EVERYONE, WE HAVE RETURNED, WE HAVE RETURNED TO OUR, UM, TO OUR OPEN, UH, PUBLIC MEETING.

AND OF COURSE, UM, H ONE WAS SIMPLY AN ITEM THAT WAS UP FOR DISCUSSION TONIGHT.

SO, BEFORE

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WE GO INTO OUR ANNOUNCEMENT OF MEETINGS, I WOULD JUST LIKE TO TAKE A POINT OF PERSONAL PRIVILEGE TO SAY, NUMBER ONE, TO ALL THE WOMEN IN THE ROOM, HAPPY WOMEN'S HISTORY MONTH.

WE KNOW THAT IT'S ALMOST OVER.

AND WITH THAT IN MIND, I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU TO MS. EMILY SHA LANE, WHO HAS SERVED AS OUR APPOINTED SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER FOR DISTRICT EIGHT FOR THE LAST FEW MONTHS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SERVICE.

UH, YOU ALL WILL SEE THAT SHE HAS RECEIVED A, A VERY BEAUTIFUL PLANT OVER THERE.

AND WE HOPE THAT ALTHOUGH YOU HAVE ONLY SERVED FOR THIS TIME, THERE IS STILL ROOM, ESPECIALLY ON A TASK FORCE, UH, FOR YOU TO CONTINUE THE WORK WITH US AS WELL.

SO THANK YOU.

AND IF YOU HAVE ANYTHING THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE, THANK YOU.

UM, I'M, YOU KNOW, I'M NOT GOING ANYWHERE, SO I'LL SAY THAT, YOU KNOW, I, I'LL CONTINUE TO WORK IN AND AROUND THIS DISTRICT, UM, WITH THE KIDS THAT I'VE ALWAYS WORKED WITH.

UM, IT'S BEEN A PLEASURE AND AN HONOR TO WORK WITH YOU GUYS FOR THE LAST SIX MONTHS.

SO THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME, UM, AND WORKING WITH ME.

UM, BUT YEAH, I'LL, I'LL KEEP THAT SHORT AND SWEET.

SO I, I APPRECIATE MY TIME HERE.

THANK YOU.

OKAY.

ALSO, IF YOU ALL HAVE BEEN FOLLOWING US BOTH ON SOCIAL MEDIA AND THE NEWS MEDIA AS WELL, WE ARE EXCITED TO SHARE THAT WE ARE STARTING OUR, UH, FIRST THREE TASK FORCE, UH, OF THE YEAR.

AND WE ARE INVITING OUR COMMUNITY MEMBERS, UH, AND STAKEHOLDERS TO BE A PART OF THAT PROCESS AS WELL.

SO THERE IS,

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THERE, THERE IS A LINK AVAILABLE ON THE WEBSITE, UH, FOR YOU TO SIGN UP.

IT DOES ASK YOU WHICH, UH, TASK FORCE YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE A PART OF.

IF YOU WOULD SIMPLY JUST LIKE TO SHARE, UH, COMMENTS IN REGARDS TO THE, UH, THREE TASK FORCE, YOU CAN.

AND THAT WILL IN INCLUDE, UH, TRANSPORTATION IS ONE OF OUR TASK FORCE.

UH, THE OTHER IS TRUANCY, AND THEN THE LAST DEALS WITH EMPLOYEE CONDITIONS, CLIMATE AND CULTURE.

SO FEEL FREE, FEEL FREE TO, UH, GO ONLINE AND REGISTER FOR THOSE.

YOU CAN FIND THE LINK AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION WITH ALL DETAILS AVAILABLE.

SO, THANK YOU.

ALRIGHT, WE ARE NOW, UM, AT ITEM I .

OH, OH, SORRY.

THANK YOU MR. GODDE.

YES.

THANK YOU.

UM, EXCUSE ME.

BEFORE WE GO INTO, UH, THE ANNOUNCEMENTS, I WOULD, UH, WONDER IF IT'D BE APPROPRIATE FOR THE BOARD LEADERSHIP TO GIVE US A QUICK UPDATE ON THE RFP FOR THE COMMUNITY MEETINGS AND ALSO WHERE DO WE STAND ON LOOKING FOR NATIONAL SEARCH FIRM AND, AND ANY UPDATES ON THE SEARCH PROCESS, BECAUSE IT'S BEEN ABOUT TWO WEEKS SINCE WE PUT THAT OUT AND THE CLOCK IS TICKING.

SO, UH, WE REALLY NEED TO GET MOVING ON SOME OF THIS.

SO IF YOU WOULDN'T MIND GIVING US, UH, AN UPDATE ON WHERE WE STAND WITH THAT.

YES, WE ARE IN THE RFQ PROCESS, AND THANK YOU SO MUCH.

UH, WE HAVE GIVEN, UM, UH, THOSE WHO DESIRE TO TURN IN A PROPOSAL TO BE ABLE TO LEAD THOSE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT CONVERSATIONS.

WE'VE GIVEN THEM UNTIL THE, UH, THURSDAY BEFORE OUR EASTER OR SPRING BREAK.

SO THAT, THAT IS WHEN THOSE, THOSE R FQS WILL BE PROVIDED OR WHEN THE WINDOW WILL CLOSE.

BUT, UM, AS FAR AS WHERE WE ARE, THAT'S, THAT'S IT, THAT'S WHERE WE ARE RIGHT NOW.

AND, AND WHEN AND HOW WILL WE REACH A DECISION WHETHER OR NOT WE CAN GO WITH A NATIONAL SEARCH FIRM OR HAVE A SEARCH FIRM AT ALL OR SOMETHING LIKE THAT? BECAUSE THAT, IN MY OPINION, SHOULD BE A BOARD DECISION.

YES.

SO FOR ME, OF COURSE, YOU KNOW, I WOULD WANT US TO VOTE ON THAT AS WELL.

SO WE CAN ADD THAT TO THE, UH, THE APRIL COMMITTEE MEETINGS AS WELL.

OKAY.

THANK YOU.

MM-HMM? , MR. ALANIS.

YES.

I'M SORRY.

AND I GOT HERE A LITTLE, UH, LATE TONIGHT.

UM, SO I DON'T KNOW IF THIS IS EVEN ACKNOWLEDGED OR IF IT IF IT'S EVEN APPROPRIATE, BUT I DID WANNA TAKE THE TIME OUT TO, UH, REACH OUT TO ACROSS THE AISLE TO MR. RUSS.

UM, IT HAD COME TO MY KNOWLEDGE THAT YOU HAD LOST YOUR MOM RECENTLY.

AND I KNOW THAT, YOU KNOW, OUTSIDE OF THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED IN THE PAST, I JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW FROM ME TO YOU THAT MY HEART GOES OUT TO YOU.

I'M PRAYING FOR YOUR FAMILY AND I HOPE THAT OUR BOARD IS ALSO PLAYING FOR YOUR FAMILY AS WELL.

I COULDN'T EVEN IMAGINE, YOU KNOW, WHAT YOU MAY BE GOING THROUGH, BUT I JUST WANT TO PASS IT ALONG TO YOU, MY MAN.

THANK YOU MR. LEWIS.

I'D LIKE TO MAKE A SIMILAR REQUEST TO WHAT MR. GODDE MADE.

UM, YOU KNOW, DON'T HOLD ALL THESE ALPHABETS AGAINST ME THAT WE USE UP HERE, BUT BOTTOM LINE, WE NEED TO SIT DOWN AND FIGURE OUT AGAIN FOR THE SECOND MEETING IN A ROW, WHERE ARE WE WITH THE MCKINLEY HIGH SCHOOL? ALRIGHT, SO WE'LL MAKE SURE THAT WE WORK ON, ON, UH, I MEAN, WHAT'S THE TIMELINE? MR. SMITH, WOULD YOU LIKE TO SPEAK TO THAT? MAYBE IN OUR NEXT COMMITTEE, FACILITY COMMITTEE? WE CAN GIVE THAT UPDATE IN APRIL.

ALRIGHT.

WE'RE HOW MANY WEEKS BEHIND? WE'RE NOT BEHIND.

CAN, CAN WE LET SOMEBODY COME UP? CAN WE GOT P CAN WE HAVE SOMEBODY FROM MR. KENLEY COME UP PLEASE? I THINK MR. MORALES WOULD BE THE ONE TO SAY IF WE ARE BEHIND SCHEDULE OR NOT.

WELL, MR. MORALES, COULD YOU COME AS WELL? GOOD AFTERNOON.

UH, LAST WE SPOKE WITH CSRS.

THEY WAS CONDUCTING MEETINGS HELD IN WITH THE ALUMNI, GOING THROUGH THE VERY PRELIMINARY STAGES OF IT.

I CAN ASK JUDITH ANDERSON TO COME AT THE NEXT COMMITTEE MEETING AND GIVE YOU AN UPDATE ON EXACTLY WHERE WE AT AND IN THE MEANTIME HAVE HER SEND YOU, SEND YOU ALL AN UPDATE.

ALSO, WHAT WE'RE, WHAT WE'RE, WHAT WE'RE DEALING WITH IS PEOPLE BEING LEFT OUTTA PROCESS.

THAT'S WHAT I'M TRYING TO GET TO THE BOTTOM OF.

FIRST

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OF ALL, MY NAME CALVIN NICHOLS, I'M, UM, ON THE BOARD FOR THE ALUMNI CENTER.

AND WE HAVEN'T GOTTEN TO THE COMMITTEE MEETINGS.

WE HAVEN'T GOT THAT STAGE YET DONE, AND WE HAVEN'T GOT A CHANCE TO HAVE THE, UM, AS YOU SAID, THOSE ALPHABETS IN POSITION WHERE THEY CAN ACTUALLY GO OUT AND START THE FOLKS TO COMING IN.

NOW, WE WERE UNDER THE IMPRESSION THAT IT WAS GONNA START IN DECEMBER, THEN WE WENT TO JANUARY AND WE MISSED FEBRUARY.

NOW WE'RE IN MARCH.

SO WHEN YOU ASK HOW FOUR WE'RE BEHIND, WE'RE ACTUALLY RUNNING THREE MONTHS BEHIND THAT PART OF THE PROCESS.

YOU UNDERSTAND? 'CAUSE WE HAVEN'T EVEN GOTTEN THE COMMITTEE PART.

LIKE THE GENTLEMAN SAID, MR. GO, THEY SAID FOR THE RFPS OR WHATEVER IT IS.

WE HAVEN'T EVEN GOT TO THAT POINT TO WHERE WE HAVE THOSE FOLKS THAT ARE ON THAT COMMITTEE TO ACTUALLY START THE PROCESS.

NOW, THERE HAS BEEN SOME DISCUSSIONS WITH MS. ANDERSON.

WE'VE HAD SOME DISCUSSIONS, BUT NOT IN A COMMITTEE FORM TO SAY, LET'S BRING A FINISHED PRODUCT TO THE BOARD AND LET'S GO ON AND GET IT STARTED.

MM-HMM, .

SO THAT'S THE PROBLEM.

AND WE'RE, WE'RE KIND OF WONDERING BECAUSE WE SEE THESE OTHER PROJECTS STARTING AND THEY'RE GETTING, YOU KNOW, IN THAT PROCESS AND THEY'RE SUPPOSEDLY CAUGHT TO THE TAX PLAN BEHIND US.

SO WE'RE WONDERING WHY, AND, YOU KNOW, WHAT'S THE REASON FOR US BEING DELAYED AT THAT POINT? SO THAT'S OUR CONCERN.

AND AND I, I, I APPRECIATE, UH, MR. LEWIS FOR BRINGING THAT UP.

SO THAT'S WHERE WE'RE NOW, WE'RE ACTUALLY THREE MONTHS BEHIND.

OKAY.

BEFORE WE MOVE FORWARD, MS. MR. MORALES.

SO MR. MORALES, OKAY, COULD YOU SPEAK TO THE POINT WHERE MR. NICHOLS MADE ABOUT THREE BEING THREE MONTHS BEHIND? I I REALLY DON'T HAVE UPDATES FOR YOU, COACH.

THAT'S ALL HANDLED BY CSRS.

I JUST KNOW THEY TOLD US THAT THEY'VE BEEN MEETING WITH THEM IN, IN PRELIMINARY DESIGN.

I CAN GET YOU MORE DETAIL AFTER THOUGH.

AND THEY'RE, THEY'RE NOT HERE TO SPEAK ON IT AT THIS TIME.

AS IT RELATES TO MCKINLEY, WHAT HAS BEEN BOARD APPROVED? THE CMAR? NOTHING.

THE CMAR, WE APPROVED THE CMAR.

NO, THAT WASN'T THE CMAR.

WE APPROVED MCKINLEY.

OKAY, MY BAD.

I'M NOT, I'M NOT AWARE OF ANY PROJECT BEHIND MCKINLEY THAT HAS JUMPED AHEAD OF MCKINLEY.

I THINK WE'RE STILL GOING DIRECTLY ACCORDING TO THE, ACCORDING TO THE LAYOUT OF THE TAX PLAN.

NOW, WHETHER OR NOT WE MAY BE A COUPLE OF MONTHS BEHIND OR WHATEVER SOMEONE THOUGHT, I DON'T KNOW, BUT I'M NOT AWARE OF ANY DELAYS, UH, IN THE COMPLETION BECAUSE MCKINLEY I THINK WAS IN YEAR SIX, IF I REMEMBER CORRECTLY.

I GOTTA PULL UP THE TAX PLAN.

BUT, UH, MR. SHAM? YEAH, I'M GONNA PULL IT UP RIGHT NOW.

YEAH.

FOR CLARITY.

UM, NO PROJECT HAS JUMPED AHEAD OF MCKINLEY.

OKAY.

JUST FOR CLARITY, UM, I I WE'LL HAVE MS. UH, ANDERSON GIVE US A DETAILED TOMORROW WRITTEN REPORT ON WHERE WE ARE WITH THE MCKINLEY PROJECT.

IN NOVEMBER OF 20 NOVEMBER OF 23, THE BOARD ACTUALLY APPROVED, UM, A NUMBER OF, UM, STEPS WITH REGARD TO MCKINLEY HIGH, UM, TO ISSUE AN RFQ.

UH, AND UPON COMPLETION OF THE RFQ PROCESS TO THEN MOVE, UH, TO SELECT AN ARCHITECT AND, AND BASICALLY MOVE THROUGH THOSE STEPS.

THERE WERE NUMEROUS AUTHORIZATIONS MADE BY THE BOARD FOR CSRS TO PROCEED ON THE PROJECT.

SO WHAT WE NEED TO DO IS GET