Hampton City Schools – School Board Meeting – October 1, 2014 – 6:30pm

>> I’D LIKE TO CALL THIS OCTOBER MEETING OF THE HAMPTON SCHOOL BOARD TO ORDER MS. BOWERS, WILL YOU CALL THE ROLL [ ROLL CALL ] >> LET THE RECORD THAT ALL THE SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS ARE IN ATTENDANCE ALONG WITH OUR DIVISION SUPERINTENDENT DR. LINDA SCHIFFLET AND NANCY REEVES AND OUR SCHOOL BOARD CLERK MS. CAROLYN BOWERS AT THIS TIME, I WILL TURN THINGS OVER TO OUR STUDENT LIAISON TO MAKE SOME INTRODUCTION >> TONIGHT, MAKING THE INVOCATION WILL BE RAYNE AGUILAR, I’M NOT SURE HOW THE SAY IT BUT IN 5th GRADE FROM KRAFT ELEMENTARY AND LOVES SCIENCE AND VERY EXCITED TO BE HERE CAN WE GIVE HER A HAND [APPLAUSE] >>> HELLO, MY NAME IS RAYNE AGUILAR, A 5th GRADER FROM KRAFT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND TODAY I HAVE MY DAD, MICHAEL SCHULTZ AND MY BROTHER, BRAEDEN, MY PRINCIPAL IS HERE, MY VICE-PRINCIPAL AND MY TEACHER >> AWESOME WOULD YOU ALL STAND AND LET US RECOGNIZE YOU AND I’LL BE READING A PEOPLE CALLED “TEACHERS” BY KEVIN WILLIAM HOUGH PAINT THEIR MINDS AND GUIDE THEIR FAULTS INSPIRE LOVE OF KNOWLEDGE AND TRUTH AS YOU LIGHT THE PATH, WHICH LEAD OUR YOUTH, FOR OUR FUTURE BRIGHTENS WITH EVERY LESSON YOU TEACH, EACH GOAL YOU HAVE US REACH FOR DAWN OF EACH POET, PHILOSOPHER AND KING, BEGINS WITH A TEACHER AND THE WISDOM THEY BRING THANK YOU >> THANK YOU RAYNE, WOULD YOU DO THE HONOR IN LEADING US WITH THE PLEDGE >> I PLEDGE OF 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 >> THANK YOU SO MUCH RAYNE, CAN YOU COME BACK UP? YOU’RE IN 5th GRADE? >> YES >> AWESOME! WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE SUBJECT? >> SCIENCE >> SCIENCE, OKAY COOL DO YOU KNOW WHERE YOU’RE GOING TO GO TO MIDDLE SCHOOL NEXT YEAR? >> NO NOT YET MY MOM SAYS GET THROUGH 5th GRADE FIRST, AND THEN WE’LL WORRY ABOUT IT >> VERY SMART MOMS ALWAYS KNOW BEST IT’S GOOD TO HAVE OPTIONS >> YES >> ABSOLUTELY OKAY, WELL WE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOINING US AND GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR 5th GRADE YEAR ENJOY IT ALL RIGHT >> MADAM CHAIRPERSON, MAY I SAY

SOMETHING >> YES, SIR >> ABOUT RAYNE ALONG WITH BEING A ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, SHE’S PART OF THE 100% HOMEWORK CLUB, SO THANK YOU SO MUCH >> AND I DO HAVE ANOTHER PIECE ABOUT HER AND HER MONEY HER MOTHER IS CURRENTLY DEPLOYED, SO MOM IS FILLING IN ON ALL SIDES, AND I’D LIKE TO SAY THANK YOU TO YOUR FAMILY FOR THEIR SERVICE [APPLAUSE] OKAY, WE WILL MOVE ON TO OUR CONSENT AGENDA THAT CONSIST OF 2.01 TO 2.06, 14.7-AND MINUTES OF THE SCHOOL BOARD MEETING OF SEPTEMBER 17th, MINUTES OF THE WORK SESSION OF SEPTEMBER 3RD, CERTIFICATION OF THE CLOSED SESSION OF SEPTEMBER 17th AND ITEM 2.06, WHICH IS FEEL TRIPS IS THERE A MOTION? >> MOVE APPROVAL, MADAM CHAIRMAN >> APPROVED BY MR. KILGORE GORE FOR THE [ ROLL CALL VOTE ] >> MOVING ON FROM CONSENT AGENDA, WE HAVE A ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM DR. SCHIFFLET >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH WE DO HAVE SOME INTRODUCTIONS TO MAKE TONIGHT DR. CAGGIANO >> GOOD EVENING MADAM CHAIR, MR. PEARSON, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD AND DR. SCHIFFLET IT’S MY PLEASURE TO INTRODUCE MEMBERS OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM WITH A COUPLE NEW FACES SERVING NEW ROLES THIS YEAR I’D LIKE TO BEGIN WITH MR. GREG HOBSON IF YOU WOULD JOIN US ON THE STAGE HE JOINED HAMPTON CITY SCHOOLS IN 1999, AS A MATH TEACHER AND BEGAN HIS ADMINISTRATIVE CAREER IN 2007 AND SERVED AS AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AT SEPARATELY AND EATON MIDDLE SCHOOLS AND IN AUGUST, MORE HOBSON, A GRADUATE OF BETHEL HIGH SCHOOL RETURNED AS ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL AND HOLDS A BS IN MATH EDUCATION FROM FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY AND MASTER’S DEGREE IN ADMINISTRATIVE LEADERSHIP AND SUPERVISION FROM ODU ANOTHER FAMILIAR FACE AND RETURNING ADMINISTRATIVE IS MR. DWYANE LUCAS MR. LUCAS JOINED HAMPTON CITY SCHOOLS IN 2003 AS AN ENGLISH TEACHER FROM BETHEL AND BEGAN HIS ADMINISTRATIVE CAREER AS AN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL IN LINDSAY MIDDLE SCHOOL IN AUGUST, HE JOINED THE WARRIOR NATION FROM KECOUGHTAN HIGH SCHOOL AND HOLDS A BA FROM HAMPTON UNIVERSITY AND ONE OF LEADERSHIP FROM REGEANT UNIVERSITY NEW TO AN ADMIN POSITION IS [INDISCERNABLE] WHITE AND BEGAN IN 1998 AND SERVED AS A SCIENCE TEACHER IN SEPARATELY AND JONES MAGNET MIDDLE SCHOOL AND IN JULY, SERVING AS ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL IN EATON MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HOLDS AN MS FROM SCIENCE EDUCATION FROM NEWPORT UNIVERSITY AND EDS IN LEADERSHIP FROM OLD DOMINION AND FORMER HAMPTON CITY SCHOOLTEACHER OF THE YEAR NEXT, MR. JAMES JONES MORE JONES ALSO BEGAN HIS TEACHING CAREER IN 1999 AS A LANGUAGE ARTS TEACHER ASSIGNED TO SIMMS MIDDLE SCHOOL AND IN AUGUST, SELECTED TO SERVE AS ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL FOR DAVIS MIDDLE SCHOOL AND LIKE SEVERAL OF THE OTHER NEW ADMINISTRATORS, MR. JONES IS ALSO A PRODUCT OF HAMPTON CITY SCHOOLS HE GRADUATED FROM HAMPTON HIGH SCHOOL AND HOLDS A BA IN ENGLISH IN SAN DIEGO EDUCATION IN St. PAUL’S AND MED FROM REGENTS UNIVERSITY AND NEXT, CARLA MONTGOMERY MS. MONTGOMERY BEGAN HER TEACHING CAREER IN 2005 AS A SIGNS TEACHER IN LINDSAY MIDDLE SCHOOL AND PROMOTED TO BEHAVIOR SPECIALIST IN 2008 IN LINDSAY AND THEN ASSISTANT PRINCIPAL IN LINDSAY AND HOLDS A BS FROM VIRGINIA C’MON WEALTH UNIVERSITY AND EMD FROM THE GRAND CANYON

UNIVERSITY THEY COULD GOT BE WITH US BUT WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO HAMPTON CITY SCHOOLS AND PLEASE CONGRATULATE THESE INDIVIDUALS AND THEY WOULDN’T BE HERE MORE THAN LIKELY, I KNOW I SAY THE SAME FOR MY WIFE, WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF FAMILY AND FRIENDS SO IF YOU WOULD ALSO STAND TO BE RECOGNIZED THIS EVENING, AS WELL CONGRATULATIONS >> MR. HARPER >> I WOULD BE REMISS, MR. HOBSON THAT YOU WERE ONCE AN AVID RAIDER, BUT SHOWS YOU AN ATHLETIC CAREER EARLY DOESN’T STOP YOU FROM BEING A PROFESSIONAL ADMINISTRATOR, SO CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL YOU GUYS, MR. LUCAS, MISS YOU, BUDDY >> CONGRATULATIONS TO EACH OF OUR NEW ADMINISTRATORS, AND WE LOOK FORWARD TO THE COMING SCHOOL YEAR AND ALL THE GREAT RESULTS THAT WE ALL KNOW YOU’RE GOING TO PROVIDE, AND THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO HAMPTON CITY SCHOOLS DR. SCHIFFLET, WE MOVE NOW TO SUPERINTENDENT AND STAFF REPORTS, TURNING THINGS OYOU >> THANK YOU, MS. MUGLER, THIS IS THE RESULTS OF THE ACCREDITATION REPORT FROM 2 2014-2015 AND FORM THE BASIS FOR THE WORK WE’LL CONTINUE TO DO THIS YEAR EARLIER, WE HAD A REPORT FROM THE MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT AND THEY TALKED ABOUT THEIR WORK THEY WILL CONTINUE TO DO BASED UPON THE RESULTS THAT WE HAVE, PRIMARILY LOOKING AT DOING PROBLEM SOLVING, COMMUNICATION AND REASONING WITH MATHEMATICALLY MAKING MATH CONNECTION AND YOU GO MATT REPRESENTATIONS AND USING THE LANGUAGE OF MATHEMATICS THAT VERY SAME NIGHT ON SEPTEMBER 17th, WE ALSO UNVEILED THE HOLE IN THE STRUCTURE FOR ORGANIZATION EFFECTIVENESS THAT WILL SUPPORT THE WORK WE’RE DOING THIS YEAR, BY RESTRUCTURING THE WAY THAT WE DO OUR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT FOR OUR TEACHERS AND FOR ALL OF OUR AFTER THE OF HAMPTON CITY SCHOOLS, SO TONIGHT, DR. COOPER WILL GIVE US SOME ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ABOUT OUR ACCREDITATION FOR THIS YEAR DR. COOPER >> GOOD EVENING, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD AND MRS. MUGLER I AM HERE TO SHARE WITH YOU THE INFORMATION AND THE COMMUNITY NOT JUST ABOUT THE SOL RESULTS BUT THE EFFECT ON ACCREDITATION, SO I’LL START YOU WITH A REFERENCE TO A LOCAL NEWSPAPER THIS IS AN ARTICLE THAT I CUT FROM THE PAPER ON SUNDAY AUGUST 17th WHEN SOL RESULTS FIRST CAME OUT, AND I DO BELIEVE IT SETS THE STAGE WELL I’M ALSO VERY MUCH IMPRESSED WITH THE QUALITY OF THE PROJECTOR WE HAVE HERE, BECAUSE YOU CAN ACTUALLY READ THAT PAPER WHERE IT SAYS THAT, THERE IS A PRECIPITOUS DECLINE IN READING AND SCIENCE SCORES ACROSS THE STATE, AND THE STATE REALLY THOUGHT THERE WOULD BE A THIRD OF THE SCHOOLS THAT WOULD NOT BE ACCREDITED THAT IS THE GOOD NEWS, NOT PRECIPITOUS IN READING, YOU KNOW, THE TESTS WERE NEW LAST YEAR, AND WHICH DID HAVE SOME DECLINES LAST YEAR, BUT WE HELD STEADY THIS YEAR WHERE MANY DIVISIONS SAW CONTINUED LOSSES IN ENGLISH/WRITING, WE DID COME DOWN ONE PERCENTAGE POINT MATHEMATICS CAME UP FROM 60% AFTER THE NEW STANDARDS WERE INITIATED, SO WE’RE UP NINE PERCENTAGE POINTS FROM THAT ORIGINAL BASELINE SCIENCE DID COME DOWN, BUT, AGAIN, NOT PRECIPITOUSLY AS WE SAW IN MANY DIVISIONS THROUGHOUT THE STATE SOCIAL HISTORY AND SCIENCE, WE LOST THREE BUT STILL VERY ROBUST SCORES SO I WANT TO TAKE A LOOK HERE AT — WAIT, THERE WAIT…YAY! I’D LIKE TO LOOK AT THE DIFFERENT GRADE LEVELS WE HAD DROPS IN 3RD AND 6th AND GAINS AT FOUR GRADE LEVELS, 4th, 5th AND 6th AND END OF COURSE

AND THE 8th GRADERS REMAINED JUST RELATIVELY STABLE, SO IN ALL, WE WERE EVEN AT 67% THERE IS A LITTLE UP AND DOWN ACROSS GRADES WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE WRITING SCORES, 3RD GRADE IS ALMOST EXACTLY THE SAME AS LAST YEAR 8th GRADE CAME UP BUT THE COURSE TESTS CAME DOWN A LITTLE OVER FOUR POINTS, SO WE LOST A PERCENTAGE POINT, BUT, AGAIN, NOT A SERIOUS DECLINE BUT NOT WHERE WE WANT TO BE TAKING A LOOK AT THE MATH SCORES, AGAIN, A 2% INCREASE OVERALL WE HAD ALL KINDS OF GAINS, GAINS AT 3RD GRADE, 4th, AT 7th, AT 8th AND AT ALGEBRA, TOO CAME UP NINE PERCENTAGE POINTS BUT WE HAD LOSSES AT 6th GRADE AND IN GEOMETRY THAT OFFSET THE ALGEBRA 2 GAINS YOU NOTICE THERE IS ONE SHORT BAR AT 7th GRADE, BECAUSE TWO YEARS AGO, THAT WAS AT 24% AND A YEAR AFTER THAT, IT WAS AT 26%, SO THIS GAIN UP TO 37 IS SIGNIFICANT FOR US THESE ARE A MUCH SMALLER GROUP OF STUDENTS TAKE THIS TEST AND THEY TYPICALLY HAVE STRUGGLES IN MATH, SO PICKING UP OVER 10 POINTS IS A SIGNIFICANT GAIN FOR US OUR SCIENCE SCORES, OUR BIGGEST LOSS THERE IS AT 5th GRADE THAT IS DOWN FROM ALMOST 73% LAST YEAR 8th GRADE CAME DOWN A COUPLE PERCENTS AND WE HAD A 2% DROP OVERALL, SO WE REALLY KNOW THAT WE HAVE SOME WORK TO DO IN SCIENCE AGAIN, THAT 5th GRADE WAS THE MOST TROUBLESOME AREA, AND OUR CURRICULUM TEAM SON THAT WHEN WE LOOK AT HISTORY AND SOCIAL SCIENCE, THAT IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE SLIDES BECAUSE THOSE ARE ALL TALL COLUMNS, EVEN WITH THE DECLINE OF 3%, WE CAME DOWN FROM 83%, AND THE SMALL VARIATIONS IN THE COURSES THROUGHOUT THE DIFFERENT GRADE LEVEL, BUT REALLY NO MAJOR LOSS IN ANY ONE OF THEM, SO THAT IS HOW IT LOOKS AT THE GRADE LEVEL NOW, HOW IT LOOKS BY SCHOOLS SO IN ENGLISHINGS THE SECOND NEW STANDARD, WE SAW DECLINES, IT SAYS 16 SCHOOLS, WHICH IS TRUTH IN ADVERTISING, BUT IT REALLY AUGUST TO BE 14, BECAUSE TWO OF THE SCHOOLS LOST LESS THAN HALF OF A PERCENTAGE PAIN, SO WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE SCORE FROM YEAR TO YEAR OR CHECKING BEHIND ME, THEY’RE ROUNDED TO AN EVEN NUMBER, SO REALLY, SIGNIFICANT MEANING MORE THAN HALF A PERCENT AT 14 SCHOOLS BUT BUN OF THEM LOST A QUARTER PERCENT, BUT WE GAINED AT 14 SCHOOLS THAT’S A MATTER OF CELEBRATION FOR US MATH, WE HAD GAINS AT 18 SCHOOLS, BUT WE DID HAVE SOME SCHOOLS TAKE A DIP, NINE SCHOOLS SCIENCE, THIS IS WHERE WE SAW THE BROADEST BRUSH IN TERMS OF LOSSES AT SCHOOLS, BUT WE DID PICK UP POINTS AT 7 OF OUR SCHOOLS AND HISTORY, 9 SCHOOLS COMING UP DECLINE, SLIGHT DECLINES AT 16 SCHOOLS AND THE POINT OF ALL THAT IS WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING AT THIS, YOU SEE GRADE LEVELS GOING UP AND DOWN AND SCHOOLS GOING UP AND DOWN, MINES THAT OUR CURRICULUM IS SOLID WHEN YOU SEE CHANGES LIKE THIS, IT’S MUCH MORE TYPICALLY THE RESULT OF THE INDIVIDUAL NEEDS AND CHALLENGES OF LEARNERS IN THE CLASSROOMS AND THE TEACHERS RESOURCES TO HELP THEM MEET THOSE STRUGGLES, SO LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT ACCREDITATION BECAUSE THERE ARE SO MANY ACCOUNTABILITY MEASURES, I THOUGHT I WOULD REMIND YOU WHAT THE ACCREDITATION STARTS ARE REMEMBER, THIS IS A STATE THING, AND IT DOESN’T MATTER THE MAKE-UP OF YOUR SCHOOL IS, LIKE FEDERAL AMOs WITH DIFFERENT TARGETS FOR DIFFERENT GROUPS, BUT EVERYBODY HAS TO MAKE 75% PASSING IN ENGLISH WITH COMBINED READING, WRITING, MATH, SOCIAL SCIENCES ARE 70% AND THE HIGH SCHOOLS HAVE TO HAVE A GRADUATION AND COMPLETION INDEX OF 85 POINTS SO WE HAVE 12 OF OUR 30 SCHOOLS

FU FULLY ACCREDITED AND YOU HAVE 11 WORN IN MATH AND 19 OF THE SCHOOLS MET THE TARGET OUTRIGHT AND TWO YEARS AGO, FOUR SCHOOLS MET THE TARGET OUTRIGHT, SO WHILE THE OVERALL PICTURE, WE HAVE 12 FULLY ACCREDITED, WE ARE POSTING SOME GAINS, 7 WARNED AND IN HISTORY, WE HAVE THE WARN THERE BUT STRONG IN SOCIAL STUDIES SO WE HAVE ONE SCHOOL, WHOSE ACCREDITATION WILL BE DECIDED IN THE HANDS OF THE STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION AND I WAS PRIVILEGED TO HEAR THE SUPERINTENDENT TO REPORT TO THE COMMITTEE ON ACCREDITATION AND THE STATE BOARD, BRYAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AND WE RECEIVED FAVORABLE FEEDBACK FROM THAT DATE, BUT WE’RE STILL WAITING TO SEE WHAT THE FATE OF BRYANT IS SO WEB — WHEN WE LOOK AT HOW MANY SCHOOLS ARE WARNED, WE HAVE FOUR SCHOOLS, TITLE 1 SCHOOLS WARNED IN SEVERAL AREAS, WITH A SCHOOL WARNED IN FOUR AREAS WE HAVE A LOT OF RESOURCES GOING TO THIS SCHOOL, A LOT OF FOCUS IN HELPING THESE SCHOOLS MEET THE CHALLENGES OF STRUGGLING STUDENTS WE HAVE A PASSEL, A SCIENTIFIC WORD, A PASSEL OF SCHOOLS WARNED IN SEVERAL AREAS, ABERDEEN, BOOKER, SMITH, TYLER, DAVIS, AND BOOKER WITH 4% IN SCIENCE, JUST NOT ENOUGH TO GET IT OVER THE HUMP FOREST WAS WARNED IN MATH LAST YEAR AND MADE THAT AND NOW WE HAVE TROUBLE IN A COUPLE OTHER AREAS WITH ANDREWS WITH A 14 POINT PERCENTAGE AND STRUGGLING IN SOME OTHER AREAS UH-OH SOMETHING VERY STRANGE HAPPENED HERE WE’RE GOING TO GO LIKE THAT ALL RIGHT TECHNOLOGY IS NOT MY FRIEND TONIGHT, BUT WE HAVE A VARIETY OF SCHOOLS ONLY WARNED IN A SINGLE SUBJECT, BRYANT ELEMENTARY WAS WARNED IN THREE SCHOOLS HEY, THANK YOU, FOR CAGIANO BRYANT WAS WARNED IN THREE AREAS AND NOW IN A SINGLE AREA AND THE INTERESTING THING IS IT POSTED THE LARGEST GAINS OF ANY OF THE SCHOOLS, ELEMENTARY OR SECONDARY, SO THEY’RE ALMOST THERE KRAFT WARNED IN ENGLISH AND MADE AN IMPROVEMENT AND MACHEN UP A LITTLE BIT, WE’RE NOT RECOGNIZING FOR IMPROVEMENT BUT MAKING THE MARK, SO WE’RE CLOSE BUT NO CIGAR SIMMS ALSO CAME UP, BUT NOT QUITE THERE, AND A COUPLE SCHOOLS WARNED IN MATH, BETHEL, THE FIRST YEAR AND HAMPTON, WE HAVE AN IMPROVEMENT, A THIRD YEAR OF GROWTH IN MATH SCORES BUT JUST NOT ENOUGH TO GET US WHERE WE NEED TO BE, SO THIS IS WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE LAST YEAR WHERE WE HAD 50% OF OUR SCHOOLS FULLY ACCREDITED AND THE REST IN VARIOUS STATES IN TERMS OF NUMBERS OF AREAS OF WARNING, AND THIS YEAR, YOU SEE THAT WE’VE LOST 10%, AND YOU CAN SEE THAT 3% SLID OVER INTO THE WARNED ONE AREA AND THE OTHER 7% IS WARNED IN TWO AREAS A LOT OF THAT, SCIENCE AND ENGLISH THAT WAS MENTIONED IN THE ARTICLE THERE ARE SOME HIGHLIGHTS I CAN’T SAY ENOUGH ABOUT THE MATH, BECAUSE I REMEMBER HOW DEVASTATED WE ALL WERE WHEN THE NEW STANDARDS CAME OUT, AND WE REALLY — THE STATE GOT TROUNCED AND WE TOOK A SIGNIFICANT HIT TO HAVE 19 SCHOOLS MAKE IT OUTRIGHT IS A BIG DEAL, AND THEN 18 SCHOOLS POST GAINS THERE THERE WERE 14 SCHOOLS THAT POSTED GAINS IN ENGLISH, SO EVEN AS THE STATE CONTINUED TO SLIDE DOWN, WE HAD ALMOST HALF OF OUR SCHOOLS COMING UP, AND THEN WE CONTINUE WITH 100% OF OUR HIGH SCHOOLS EXCEEDING THE TARGET OF GRADUATION WE DON’T HAVE ANY PROBLEM IN THAT AREA, AND SO THAT IS THE

OVERALL LOOK AT OUR SOL RESULTS AND OUR ACCREDITATION AS IT STANDS NOW WE’LL GET NEWS ON BRYAN AS WE GET IT I’LL ENTERTAIN ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE >> THANK YOU, DR. COOPER MR. HARPER >> DR. COOPER, YOU MENTIONED THAT LAST YEAR THEY CHANGED THE TEST WOULD YOU EXPLAIN TO THE PUBLIC AND SOME OF OUR DETRACTORS JUST HOW THAT PROCESS WORKS, CHANGING TESTS AND THE TEST SCORES WAIVERED A LITTLE BIT >> YEAH, THERE WERE SEVERAL FACTORS FIRST, A CHANGE IN THE ASSESSMENTS TO GO WITH THE CHANGE IN STANDARDS, AND THE STATE INTRODUCED TECHNOLOGY ENHANCED ITEMS, AND I HAVE ALWAYS SAID THAT IT’S THE ENHANCEMENT THAT IS WHAT WE NEED TO PAY ATTENTION TO BECAUSE NOT ONLY CAN YOU RULE OUT ANSWERS AND CONSIDER THE TYPICAL TEST STRATEGY THAT WAS IN PLACE WHEN I WAS IN SCHOOL THERE ARE MULTIPLE CORRECT ANSWER IN SOME OF THESE AND SOME OF THEM DON’T GET AN ANSWER, SO FOR STUDENTS WHO HAVE HAD EXPERIENCES WHERE EVERYTHING HAS BEEN A QUESTION OF A, B, C AND D, A NUMBER OF THE ASSESSMENTS HAVE TAKEN A BIG CHANGE SO IT’S TAKEN TIME TO ADJUST AND UP THE RIGOR IN THE CLASSROOM TO GIVE STUDENTS PLENTY OF OPPORTUNITY TO EXERCISE THE KIND OF PROBLEM SOLVING AND CRITICAL THINKING THAT IT TAKES ON THE NEW TESTS DID I ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, SIR? >> THANK YOU >> MRS. HENRY >> I GUESS I’LL TRY AND AVOID MY EDITORIALIZING THAT AS A TEACHER IF YOU GOT ABNORMAL RESULTS, THERE WAS A PROBLEM IN THE TEST BUT THE STATE OPPORTUNITY APPROACH THEY WANT WAY SO WE DON’T HAVE THAT LUXURY I KNOW A FACTOR THAT AFFECTS THE NUMBER OF STUDENTS IN AND OUT AND THE STATE LIVES YOU LEEWAY ON THAT FACTOR, BUT CAN YOU TALK A LITTLE BIT ABOUT HOW OTHER FACTORS THAT ARE RELATIVE TO POVERTY OF OUR STUDENTS INFLUENCE TEST RESULTS >> I CAN WHEN I ADDRESSED THE BOARD LAST ON OUR ACHIEVEMENT GAP, I NOTED SOME DIFFERENCES IN GENDER, DIFFERENCES AMONG DIFFERENT ETHNIC AND RACIAL GROUPS, BUT BY FAR, THE MOST PRESSING ACHIEVEMENT GAP WE SEE ALL OVER THE COMMONWEALTH IS IN REGARD TO ECONOMIC DISADVANTAGE, AND THERE ARE A FEW WHEN YOU LOOK AT THE TOTAL FIELD, SCHOOL DIVISIONS THAT HAVE THE NUMBER AND PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS THAT WE HAVE THAT RECEIVE FREE AND REDUCED MEALS WE’RE RUNNING BETWEEN 60 AND 62%, AND THERE ARE ONLY 32 SCHOOL DIVISIONS IN THE COMMONWEALTH THAT LOOK LIKE US THAT WAY, AND ONLY ONE OF THEM IS ACTUALLY IN THE AREA SO WHEN WE LOOK AT OURSELVES COMPARED TO THAT FIELD, THERE ARE 10 SCHOOL DIVISION WHOSE ACCREDITATION ACROSS THE DIVISION IS STRONGER THAN OTHERS, BUT THERE ARE 22 THAT SIT BELOW US, AND SO I THINK THERE MIGHT BE SOME LESSONS TO BE LEARNED THERE ARE A COUPLE PLACES THAT WE’LL BE LOOKING IN, BUT IT IS A HARD COMPARISON, BECAUSE ONE OF THE DIVISIONS WITH THE BEST RESULTS HAS UNDER 100,000 STUDENTS, SO, AGAIN, I DO THINK THERE IS AN EFFECT ON THE YOUNG PEOPLE WITH THE SOCIOECONOMIC DISADVANTAGES THAT PRESENT CHALLENGES TO THE ACHIEVEMENT THE GOOD NEWS THAT BRYAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, WHILE NOT ACCREDITED HAS THE HIGHEST PERCENTAGE IN OUR DIVISION YET POST HAD THE 50% GAIN, CAME IN THIRD IN ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS IN THEIR WRITING SCORES, SO WE DO KNOW WITH THE RIGHT COMBINATION OF INTERVENTION AND SUPPORT, YOUNG PEOPLE, NO MATTER WHAT THE CIRCUMSTANCES CAN BE SUCCESSFUL, SO WE ARE VERY ENCOURAGED BY THEIR WORK, AND AS YOU HEARD FROM THE OLCLT TO REPLICATE AND TAKE IT ELSEWHERE, A LONG ANSWER TO A SHORT QUESTION, SO I GUESS THE ANSWER IS YES >> OTHER QUESTIONS FROM THE BOARD MEMBERS DR. HARPER

>> I KNOW YOU MADE A STATEMENT THAT GIRLS INVARIABLY DO BETTER THAN BOYS, IS THAT NOT RIGHT? >> YES, IN OUR SCHOOL DIVISION, WE HAVE A GENDER GAP, AND IT IS FAIRLY COMMON WHERE WE SEE YOUNG LADIES– >> LET ME FINISH THE QUESTION >> YES, SIR >> I ASKED YOU THEN, IF WE DEDUCTED LOGIC, DOES THAT MEAN THAT BLACK GIRLS DO BETTER THAN WHITE BOYS ON THOSE SAME STANDARDIZED TESTS? YOU SAID YOU LOOKED AT IT THEN >> YES, I PROVIDED THE INFORMATION TO THE SUPERINTENDENT, BUT, THERE IS ALSO A RACIAL GAP, AND SO THOSE EFFECTS DO NOT CANCEL ONE ANOTHER, SO THAT AFRICAN-AMERICAN FEMALES OUTPERFORM AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALES CAUCASIAN FEMALES OUTPERFORM CAUCASIAN MALES, BUT FEMALES OF ONE RACIAL GROUP DO NOT — SO AFRICAN-AMERICAN FEMALES DO NOT OUTPERFORM CAUCASIAN MALES >> BUT CAUCASIAN FEMALES OUTPERFORM AFRICAN-AMERICAN MALE >> I WOULD HAVE TO LOOK AT THE DATA AND I WOULD RATHER NOT MAKE QUOTES WITHOUT THAT INFORMATION IN FRONT OF ME, BUT WE DID RUN IT AND FOUND THAT RACIAL DIFFERENCES, WHICH ARE LARGELY TIED TO SOCIOECONOMICS IN OUR SCHOOL DIVISION WERE APPARENT >> MORE SO IN RACE? >> SOCIOECONOMICS TRUMPS RACE, YES, SIR >> OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS FROM BOARD MEMBERS FOR DR. COOPER >> DR. COOPER, ONE OTHER CONCERN THAT I SEE ON THE REPORT IS THE FACT THAT ALTHOUGH — WE ALL KNOW THERE IS A DIRECT CORRELATION BETWEEN READING AND MATH A CHILD WHO IS READING WELL TENDS TO DO WELL IN MATH, HOWEVER, THERE ARE TWO SCHOOLS WHO MADE GAINS IN MATH, BUT THERE WAS A REDUCTION IN READING, AND SO I JUST DON’T UNDERSTAND WHAT HAPPENED AT THOSE TWO SCHOOLS WHEN THE MATH SCORES INCREASED, BUT THE READING SCORE DECREASED? >> WE CAN GET YOU SOME FURTHER ANALYSIS OF THE DATA, BUT WE DO SEE STUDENTS WHO PERFORM WELL ACROSS ALL FOUR AREAS, BUT WE DO SEE STUDENTS WHO DO WELL IN MATH, BETTER IN MATH THAN THEY DO IN READING, AND IT IS BECAUSE READING IS A CUMULATIVE COMPETENCY THAT INVOLVES THE ACQUISITION OF VOCABULARY YEAR AFTER YEAR AFTER YEAR AND MATH SKILLS ARE MORE FINITE, SO STUDENTS THAT COME WITH DEFICITS, IT TAKES A LONGER PERIOD OF TIME TO MITIGATE A LACK OF VOCABULARY THAN IT IS TO MITIGATE A SPECIFIC SKILL IN MATH MY TEACHER FRIENDS TELL ME THAT ONE IS DEFINITELY MUCH MORE QUICKLY REMEDIED AN THIS OTHER WE WOULD BE HAPPY TO PROVIDE THAT DATA WITH THAT INFORMATION FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT >> THANK YOU MRS. SMITH >> I HAVE ONE COMMENT AND VISITED BRYAN ELEMENTARY LAST WEEK AND I JUST LOVE THAT SCHOOL YOU WALK IN AND YOU FEEL THE ENERGY THE LEADERSHIP AND THE STAFF ARE EXCEPTIONAL WITH EVERY CLASSROOM YOU GO, THE KIDS ARE FOCUSED THAN WHAT THE GOALS ARE THE TEACHERS KNOW WHAT’S GOING ON, I MEAN, IT’S INCREDIBLE BUT BEYOND THAT, THE PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT HAS IMPROVED GREATLY IN THE LAST TWO YEARS, AND THE INDICATOR WAS THE PRINCIPAL SAYING TWO YEARS AGO, THEY ONLY HAD 32 PARENTS COME TO BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT AND THIS YEAR, THEY HAD OVER 240 COME TO BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT THAT’S JUST AN INCREDIBLE FEAT AND WHEN YOU HAVE THAT PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT, THAT WILL HELP WITH ALL THE SCORES AND EVERYTHING, SO IT’S A PERFECT STORM IN BRYAN IT’S CALL COMING TOGETHER SO A SHOUTOUT TO THEM BECAUSE IT IS WONDERFUL >> YES, THANK YOU DROPPED OUT OF PRESENTATION MODE AND IT’S KEEPING TIME ON ALL OF US >> OKAY, I THINK THAT’S EVERYONE’S QUESTIONS, DR. COOPER THANKS SO MUCH FOR YOUR PRESENTATION TONIGHT, AND I THINK WE ALL KNOW THERE IS AN OPEN WINDOW OF COMMUNICATION IF WE HAVE FURTHER QUESTIONS ABOUT SOME OF THE DETAILS, WE CAN CERTAINLY CONNECT WITH YOU TO

GET EVEN FURTHER DETAILS >> YES, MA’AM >> IN THE NEXT BOARD MEETING — WITH THE BUSINESS OPERATIONS AND FINANCIAL UPDATE BY SUZIE SCOTT >> GOOD EVENING, MEMBERS OF THE BOARD AND DR. SCHIFFLET AND I’M HERE TO PRESENT THE BUSINESS OPERATIONS THROUGH AUGUST 31ST, 2014 FOR OUR FISCAL ’14-15 SCHOOL YEAR, THE REVENUE THROUGH AUGUST 28 ARE 18,263,125 AND EXPENDITURES AND IN COUPLE BRANSES ARE 16,309,573 ON TRACK FOR THIS POINT IN THE YEAR AND CONSISTENT WITH PRIOR YEARS, SO WE ARE LOOKING ABSOLUTELY WHERE WE SHOULD BE FOR 4 POINT AS YOU KNOW, OUR BUDGET IS BUILT ON AN ESTIMATED MARCH ADM OF 20,000 STUDENTS BUT WE LOOK AT THAT AGAIN WHEN THE FALL MEMBERSHIP IS DONE WITH THE REPORT DUE TO THIRD WEEK OF OCTOBER AND ONCE THE REPORT IS SUBMITTED TO DOE, FINANCE WILL TAKE A LOOK AT THE NUMBERS AND SEE IF WE NEED TO MAKE ANY REVISIONS TO MARCH ADM ESTIMATES, AND WE WILL REPORT THAT TO YOU PROBABLY IN THE NOVEMBER REPORT HOPEFULLY WE’LL HAVE THE INFORMATION CALCULATED BY THEN ANY QUESTIONS >> QUESTIONS FOR MS. SCOTT? ALL RIGHT THANK YOU SO MUCH DR. SCHIFFLET >> WHILE THAT CONCLUDES OUR REPORTS, I HAD AN ANNOUNCEMENT THAT I WANTED TO MAKE WE DID RECEIVE NOTIFICATION FROM THE U.S. SECRETARY OF EDUCATION, ERNIE DUNCAN THAT ARMSTRONG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL IN HAMPTON CITY SCHOOLS IS AN EXEMPLARY HIGH PERFORMING SCHOOL AND IT IS A NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL FOR 2014 SINCE 1928, THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION HAS SOUGHT OUT AND CELEBRATED GREAT AMERICAN SCHOOLS, A NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON REWARD FOR THE HARD WORK OF THE STUDENTS, EDUCATORS, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES IN CREATING SAFE AND WELCOMING SCHOOLS FOR STUDENTS MASTERING CHALLENGING CONTENT MS. STOVALL AND NANCY EASTON WILL BE GOING TO D.C. TO ACCEPT THE AWARDS IN NOVEMBER AND WILL BE COMING TO THE NEXT BOARD MEETING THEY HAD AN PARTICULAR PLANNED SCHOOL MEETING, BUT I COULDN’T RESIST OF LETTING ALL THE FOLKS KNOW OF THE GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENT TO ARMSTRONG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, SO CONGRATULATIONS TO ARMSTRONG >> THANK YOU, DR. SCHIFFLET FOR THAT GOOD NEWS WE DID GET A HEADS-UP YESTERDAY, WITH THE NOTIFICATION THAT CAME TO US, SO WE’RE VERY, VERY PROUD OF THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF ARMSTRONG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, AND ACTUALLY, I FORWARD HAD THE E-MAIL TO MY SON YESTERDAY HE’S ACTUALLY IN MEXICO ENJOYING HIS HONEYMOON, BUT HE IS AN ARMSTRONG GRADUATE, AS WAS MY MOTHER, HOWEVER, MY SON HAD SEVERAL OF HIS SCHOOLMATES FROM ARMSTRONG MIDDLE SCHOOL AT HIS WEDDING, AND HE’S ALWAYS PROUD TO SAY THAT HE WENT TO ARMSTRONG AND WHEN I REPORT TO HIM HOW WELL THE SCHOOL IS DOING, HE’S PROUD OF THAT >> I SHOULD MENTION THAT ARMSTRONG IS ONE OF THE 7 SCHOOLS IN THE COMMONWEALTH TO ACHIEVE THIS DESIGNATION, SO IT REALLY IS QUITE SIGNIFICANT WE MOVE TO THE HEARING OF ANY DELEGATIONS OR PRESENTATION OF ANY WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS OR PETITIONS AND THINK OOH MS. BOWERS >> THE CITIZENS ARE INVITED TO ADDRESS THE SCHOOL BOARD WITHOUT THE SCHOOL DIVISION SPEAKER FORUMS ARE AVAILABLE PRIOR TO START OF THE MEETING IF YOU WISH TO ADDRESS THE SCHOOL BOARD, PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM AND GIVE IT TO THE CLERK EACH INDIVIDUAL WILL HAVE FIVE MINUTES TO SPEAK ALL COMMENTS SHALL BE DIRECTED TO THE SCHOOL BOARD THE SPEAKERS MAY NOT YIELD THEIR TIME TO ANOTHER AND ADDRESS THE SCHOOL BOARD ON POLICY ISSUES AND REFRAIN FROM ATTACKS AND SHOULD NOT TALK OF INDIVIDUAL EMPLOYEES OR STUDENTS AS THIS MAY VIOLATE CONFIDENTIALITY AND NOT APPROPRIATE IN A PUBLIC

FORUM PRESENTATIONS OF RESOLUTIONS, PROCLAMATIONS, MANIFESTOS OR OTHER DOCUMENTS NOT ORIGINATED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SCHOOL BOARD AND ADMINISTRATION IS PROHIBITED DURING THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD THE AUDIENCE IS ASKED TO BE RESPECTFUL OF ALL SPEAKERS PUBLIC COMMENT IS THE SCHOOL BOARD’S OPPORTUNITY TO LISTEN TO THE SPEAKER SINCE OUR PURPOSE IS TO HEAR FROM YOU, THE BOARD WILL NOT ENGAGE IN DIALOGUE WITH THE AUDIENCE OR WHOMEVER IS AT THE PODIUM AND MATTERS AND RESPONSE WILL BE DIRECTED TO SUPERINTENDENT FOR RESEARCH AND RESPONSE AND MAY RESPOND TO A SUBSEQUENT BUSINESS MEETING AS APPROPRIATE THE SCHOOL BOARD CAREFULLY CONSIDERS YOUR COMMENTS IN THE MATTERS YOU BRING BEFORE US WE APPRECIATE YOUR ATTENDANCE AND YOUR INPUT >> THANK YOU OUR FIRST SPEAKER TONIGHT IS MR. DAVID DIETRICH >> GOOD EVENING, MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL BOARD, ADMINISTRATION MY NAME IS DAVID DIETRICH, 139 WILDERNESS ROAD I LIKE THE CHAIRMAN’S FIRST COMMENT, IT’S GOOD TO HAVE OPTIONS I’LL REMEMBER THAT IDES LIKE TO TALK ABOUT RESPONSIBILITY, PUBLIC RESPONSIBILITY YOU’VE ALL TAKEN AN OATH TO SUPPORT THE CONSTITUTION OF VIRGINIA AND THE UNITED STATES, IN PARTICULAR, THAT MEANS PROTECTING THE SCHOOLCHILDREN OF HAMPTON FROM ALL THREATS SHOW US YOUR CONCERN ABOUT THEIR SECURITY AND FREEDOM AND TAKE ACTION THAT I’VE BEEN ASKING FOR MAY I REMIND YOU OF YOUR OATH OF OFFICE VIRGINIA CODE SECTION 491, EVERY PERSON BEFORE ENTERING UPON THE DISCHARGE OF ANY FUNCTION AS AN OFFICER OF THIS COMMONWEALTH SHALL TAKE AND SUBSCRIBE TO THE FOLLOWING OATH: I DO SOLEMNLY SWEAR THATLY SUPPORT THE CONSTITUTION OF THE UNITED STATES AND THE CONSTITUTION OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA AND THAT I WILL FAITHFULLY AND IMPARTIALLY DISCHARGE ALL THE DUTIES INCUMBENT UPON ME ACCORDING TO THE BEST OF MY ABILITIES, SO HELP ME GOD THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION PREAMBLE SAYS THAT WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES, IN ORDER TO FORM A MORE PERFECT UNION, ESTABLISH JUSTICE AND SHARE DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY PROVIDE FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE FOR GENERAL WELFARE AND SECURE THE BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY TO OURSELVES AND OUR POSTERITY, DO ORDAIN AND ESTABLISH THIS CONSTITUTION FOR UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ARTICLE 1 SECTION 3 OF THE VIRGINIA CONSTITUTION STATES THAT GOVERNMENT IS OR OUGHT TO BE INSTITUTED FOR THE COMMON BENEFIT, PROTECTION AND SECURITY OF THE PEOPLE, NATION OR COMMUNITY OF ALL THE VARIOUS MODES AND FORMS OF GOVERNMENT THAT IS BEST WHICH IS CAPABLE OF PRODUCING THE GREATEST DEGREE OF HAPPINESS AND SAFETY AND SECURING AGAINST THE DANGER OF MAL ADMINISTRATION HERE ARE SOME CRITICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR HAMPTON CITY SCHOOLS, FIREARMS IN GUN FREE ZONES I SEE YOU’RE GOING TO DISCUSS THAT THIS EVENING, BUT I DON’T BELIEVE IT’S EXACTLY WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR ARMED RESOURCE OFFICERS ARE MAINLY PRESENT ONLY AT HIGH SCHOOLS ONE THIRD OF MASS SHOOTINGS ARE OVER IN FIVE MINUTES OR LESS NEARLY HALF OF MASS SHOOTINGS ARE OVER BEFORE POLICE ARRIVE THE QUESTION IS, WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO INCREASE OUR ACTIVE SECURITY IN OUR CITY SCHOOLS? WHAT IS YOUR PLAN TO REMEDY THIS SITUATION? STATE LAW GIVES LOCAL GOVERNMENT BROAD AUTHORITY ARMED RESOURCE OFFICERS ARE NOT THE ONLY OPTION OTHER REMEDIES SHOULD BE EXPLORED AND CAPABILITIES MAY NOT NECESSARILY BE COSTLY AND MAY EVEN BE COST FREE WHY ARE YOU LEAVING OUR CHILDREN DEFENSELESS AND WHEN WILL YOU PROTECT ALL OUR CHILDREN FROM ARMED INTRUDERS HAMPTON CITY SCHOOLS STUDENTS ARE DELIBERATELY LEFT EXPOSED BY THIS SCHOOL BOARD WHAT WILL BE YOUR EXCUSE WHEN THEY ARE SLAUGHTER END YOUR SACRED OBLIGATION AS YOU’VE SWORN TO GOD AND THE WORLD THAT YOU WILL FOLLOW THE LAW OF THE LAND IN THIS CASE, YOU’RE MAKING A MOCKERY OF YOUR OATH AND ENDANGERING OUR CHILDREN IT’S NOT TOO LATE TO CHANGE YOUR WAYS AND FINALLY MEET YOUR PUBLIC OBLIGATION MOVING ON TO SCHOOL PERFORMANCE, I WAS GRAD TO SEE THE SOL DISCUSSION EARLIER THERE’S BEEN SOME IMPROVEMENT AND THERE’S BEEN SOME SLIDING IN ANY CASE, LESS THAN 70% PASSING RATE IS NOT INSPIRING WE CAN DO A LOT BETTER PRECIPITOUS IS NOT THE ISSUE IT’S THE OVERALL PASSING RATE THAT WOULDN’T BE ACCEPTABLE IN

GRADES IN GENERAL, SO WE NEED LOOK AT THE BIGGER PICTURE WHAT ARE YOUR GOALS, SPECIFIC GOALS ON RAISING THE PASSING RATES? HOW WILL YOU REACH THEM? WE NEED MORE OF THIS DISCUSSION, NOT WHAT JUST THE PERFORMANCE IS AS FAR AS OUR SCHOOL SYSTEM PERFORMANCE, REGARDING ACHIEVEMENT, HOW DO YOU MAXIMIZE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT? WHAT DOES THAT REALLY MEAN TO YOU? HOW ARE HAMPTON STUDENTS ACHIEVING? HOW DO YOUR STRATEGIC GOALS MEASURE SUCH AN ACHIEVEMENT BEYOND SOL TEST SCORES? WHAT DOES OUTSTANDING MEAN? WHAT IS OUTSTANDING ABOUT HAMPTON CITY SCHOOLS? WHICH SCHOOL SYSTEMS IN THE REGION ARE WORSE THAN HAMPTON? HOW DO YOU MEASURE OUTSTANDING? AND FINALLY REGARDING WHATEVER IT TAKES, AS I SEE ON THE POSTERS IN THIS ROOM, WHAT IS THE MEANING OF “WHATEVER IT TAKES?” ARE YOU THE VOICE FOR EVERY CHILD, EVERY DAY, WHATEVER IT TAKES? HOW DO YOU MEASURE WHATEVER IT TAKES? THANK YOU VERY MUCH >> THANK YOU, MR. DIETRICH OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS GLORYIA PRESSIE — GLORIA PRESSIE >> GOOD EVENING, LADIES AND GENTLEMEN I’M GLORIA PRESLEY I RESIDE AT 380 MIRAMAC AVENUE, HAMPTON I AM A RETIREE FROM THE HAMPTON SCHOOL DIVISION I WAS HERE FOR 40 YEARS I’VE BEEN RETIRED ALMOST 23 YEARS DON’T DO ANY COUNTING I AM VERY GLAD THAT I CAME TONIGHT I HEARD AN AWFUL LOT THAT HAS CLEARED UP SOME THINGS FOR ME, BUT THE MAIN REASON I CAME IS TO REMIND YOU THAT YOU ARE THE SHEPARD, AND ALL OF OUR CHILDREN ARE YOUR SHEEP YOU HAVE THE AWESOME TASK OF BEING SURE THAT EVERY CHILD THAT STEPS INTO THE SCHOOL DIVISION HAS EVERYTHING THEY NEED STARTING WITH SELF-ESTEEM ON THE SHEET THAT I PASSED FOR YOU TO FOLLOW WITH ME, I HAVE MADE A NOTATION THERE AT THE PARAGRAPH JUST BEFORE THE LAST ONE WHERE DR. COOPER PRESENTED TO YOU, AND THE NEWS PICKED IT UP, AND THAT’S HOW I GOT A COPY OF IT, FROM THE NEWSPAPER THE DAY BEFORE SCHOOL OPENED, THAT WAS LABOR DAY, I HAD READ THIS ARTICLE, WHICH WAS POSTED ON THE DAILY PRESS ON THE 21ST, I BELIEVE, OF AUGUST SEPTEMBER THE 2nd, WAS A BIG DAY FOR ALL OF THE LITTLE ONES, ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO HAD NOT BEEN TO SCHOOL BEFORE AT ONE TIME, I TAUGHT KINDERGARTEN, AND I KNOW HOW EXCITING IT IS THEY DON’T SLEEP FOR A WEEK BEFORE TIME FOR SCHOOL TO OPEN, BUT NOW, ON THIS PARTICULAR TIME, I’M HERE TO ADVOCATE FOR OUR BLACK STUDENTS, OUR BLACK CHILDREN, OUR BLACK BABIES, BECAUSE WHEN THEY CAME INTO THE SCHOOL DIVISION AS KINDERGARTENERS AND ALL OTHERS, THEY HAD BEEN RACIALLY PROFILED BY THIS ARTICLE HERE, BY THE PRESENTATION BY DR. COOPER SHE SAID TONIGHT THAT IT HAS NOTHING TO DO RACIALLY WITH PROGRESS OF STUDENTS I CAN ATTEST TO THAT I HAVE A JUDGE HERE ON CIRCUIT COURT WHO HAS BEEN HERE THE LONGEST, JUDGE TAYLOR I HAVE A FINE GENTLEMAN IN THE POLICE FORCE, WHO SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN A PROMOTION SO MANY YEARS

AGO AND HAS NOT, CURTIS COOPER ONE OF MY 3RD GRADE STUDENTS IS AN ONCOLOGIST IN RICHMOND WITH A JUDGE IN JAMES CITY COUNTY AND ANOTHER JUDGE SITTING ON CIRCUIT COURT IN HOUSTON, TEXAS, MR. PEARSON’S BROTHER, I TAUGHT, WHO AT ONE TIME WAS PRESIDENT OF THE LOCAL LEGAL SOCIETY HERE IN HAMPTON WE HAVE THEM ALL OVER ABERDEEN SCHOOL, I SEE WAS NOT ONE OF THE ONES FULLY ACCREDITED THAT SADDENED ME, BECAUSE WHEN THE SCHOOLS WERE INTEGRATED IN HAMPTON, MANY OF THE TEACHERS, THERE WERE 26 OF US THEY WERE SELECTED, MANY OF US EITHER CAME FROM ABERDEEN OR HAD WORKED AT ABERDEEN AT ONE TIME, AND I MIGHT DIGRESS JUST A LITTLE BIT TO LET YOU KNOW HOW THIS KIND OF STATEMENT LIVES FOREVER WHEN I WENT INTO WILLIS SCHOOL, THERE WERE NO STUDENTS THAT LOOKED LIKE ME IN THE 3RD GRADE FOR THREE YEARS, BUT I WANTED TO INTRODUCE MY STUDENTS INTO BLACK LITERATURE, BECAUSE WE KNEW OF WALT WHITMAN AND ALL THE ONES WE LEARNED GROWING UP IN SCHOOL SO I WENT TO THE LIBRARY, WHERE THE ARTS CENTER IS NOW, THE NEW MEMORIAL LIBRARY DOWNTOWN IS WHERE WILLIS WAS I WAS TOLD I COULD NOT COME IN NOW, I’M THE TEACHER NOW, MASTERS AND ABOVE, BUT I COULD NOT COME IN I WOULD HAVE TO SEND ONE OF MY STUDENTS OVER WELL, FAST, FAST FORWARD, TWO MONDAYS AGO, THE MEMORIAL LIBRARY HAD THEIR ANNUAL BOOK SALE WHEN I WENT UP TO GO IN, THE WOMAN LOOKED AT ME WITH A LOOK THAT SAYS, CAN I HELP YOU? I SAID I’M HERE FOR BOOK SALE SHE STOPPED FOOLING AROUND WITH THE PAPERS, WE’RE TAKING MEMBERSHIPS, WOULD YOU LIKE TO JOIN I SAID, WELL, I HAVE A LIFE MEMBERSHIP HERE AND SOMEONE DOWN THE LINE HEARD MY VOICE AND SAID, OH, GLORIA AND THEN THE WOMAN RELAXED NOW, YOU KNOW WHAT SHE DID, SHE LOOKED AT MY COLOR THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS TO OUR STUDENTS WHEN YOU PUBLISH THIS KIND OF INFORMATION ABOUT THEM IN THE PRESS NOW, I TAKE THE “NEW YORK TIMES” DELIVERED TO ME EVERY DAY IN MY HOME AND HAVE READ ALL KINDS OF EDITORIALS AND ARTICLES BY LEADING EDUCATORS ALL OVER THE COUNTRY, AND THEY’RE ALL CONCERNED ABOUT STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE I HAVE ONCE TO READ BLACK STUDENTS NOW, HAMPTON, WE’RE SUPPOSED TO BE ONE OF THE MOST LIVABLE CITIES WE CAN’T BE, IF WE’RE TALKING ABOUT OUR BABIES LIKE THIS IN THE PRESS I’M HERE TO ADVOCATE FOR THEM I REALLY FEEL THAT THEY DESERVE AN APOLOGY I WANT TO TAKE MY STATEMENTS TONIGHT AS AN APOLOGY TO THEM, BUT I BELIEVE THE SCHOOL BOARD CHAIRMAN WHO RECEIVED THIS INFORMATION, THE SUPERINTENDENT WHO RECEIVED THIS INFORMATION AND DR. COOPER WHO GAVE YOU THIS PRESENTATION TO GO TO EVERY BLACK STUDENT AND APOLOGIZE, BECAUSE WHAT YOU SAID ABOUT THEM WAS UNNECESSARY THEY ARE PERSONNEL OF THE SCHOOL DIVISION WHEN YOU HAVE PERSONNEL PROBLEMS HERE, JUST AS SHE READ FOR US TO COME AND SPEAK, IF IT’S ANYTHING PERSONAL, YOU GO INTO CLOSED SESSION YOU DON’T EXPOSE PERSONNEL OUR CHILDREN ARE PERSONNEL THEY’RE THE REASON WE’RE ALL HERE NOW, I WORKED WITH CHAPTER 1, TITLE 1, LOW PERFORMING STUDENTS FOR OVER 27 YEARS IN THE AREA BEING A READING SPECIALIST LOTS AND LOTS AND LOTS OF MONEY COME TO THE HAMPTON SCHOOL DIVISION FOR THOSE STUDENTS THEIR PERFORMANCE, WE NEED TO SEE IT WHATEVER MEANS NECESSARY THANK YOU VERY MUCH >> THANK YOU, MS. PRESLEY >> I’M SORRY

I’M SORRY MS. PRESLEY >> OUR NEXT SPEAKER IS MS. PAMELA CROOM >> GOOD EVENING CHAIR MUGLER, VICE CHAIRPERSON, THOSE IN THE AUDIENCE I’M PAMELA CROOM COUNSEL PRESIDENT FOR THE HAMPTON PTA THEY ARE RECEIVING CONCERNS ABOUT THE iPAD INITIATIVES AND THE CONCERNS WERE SENT TO ALL THE MEMBERS AND I WILL OFFER YOU THE COMMENTS THAT PARENTS WANTED YOU TO RECEIVE PTA COUNCIL AND THE MANY PARENTS ARE COMFORTABLE WITH THE TECHNOLOGY IN SCHOOLS BUT TOO OFTEN WE HAVE SEEN THE ROLLOVER FROM THE NEXT WITHOUT KINKS TO BE WORKED OUT AND POSITIVES TO BE IDENTIFIED AND DUPLICATE INITIATIVES WITH THE HOMEWORK, EXTRA PRACTICE TIME AND MAKING STRONGER CONNECTIONS BETWEEN HOME AND SCHOOL, BUT THERE ARE SOME PRACTICAL AND THEORETICAL OBJECTIONS TO THIS IDEA PARENTS DON’T WANT TO BE HELD LIABLE FOR CONTENT, LAWS, BREAKAGE OR THEFT OF THE DEVICES FURTHER, AS A WORKING PARENT, MY PERSONAL DEVICES ARE SEPARATE FROM WHAT WE USE AT HOME MANY OF THE CHILDREN DO NOT UNDERSTAND TELEVISION A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE HOME LIFE AND SCHOOL LIFE AND WHAT IS ACCEPTABLE IN EACH PLACE UNTIL THEY CAN SEGMENT THAT, WE DON’T WANT OUR STUDENTS HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR SUCH MISTAKES THE IMPLEMENTATION HAS BEEN CHAOTIC, CONFUSING AND WITHOUT TRANSPARENCY FOR MANY PARENTS MANY ISSUES COULD HAVE BEEN ALLEVIATED WITH FULL DISCLOSURE THE TOTAL FOCUS HAS BEEN ON THE DEVICE WITH NO CLEAR VISION, AND MANY OF THE STRATEGIES ARE BASED ON THE NEW TOOL AS THE FOCUS OF THE PROGRAM AND TRAINING TEACHERS TO USE THE TECHNOLOGY BUT WHAT ARE THEY GOING TO TEACH? WHAT DOES THE iPAD — HOW DOES THE iPAD CHANGE THE WAY TEACHERS TEACH? HOW CAN YOU ENSURE THAT iPADS WILL BE IMPLEMENTED IN A WAY TO INCREASE ENGAGEMENT AND IMPROVE INSTRUCTION? WHAT ANECDOTAL EVIDENCE IS BEING COLLECTED TO GIVE THE TEACHER INFORMATION ON EACH CHILD’S PROGRESS OR NEEDS? THE PROGRAM WAS PILOTED LAST YEAR AND THERE IS NO EVIDENCE PRESENT TO SHOW THERE WERE ANY CHANGES IN THE STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT WE ARE ACTUALLY GOING BACKWARDS IN MANY WAYS IF WE MERELY USE THE DEVICES TO PUT STUDENTS ON THE INTERNET OR DRILL APP, WE HAVE MISSED THE BOAT AND AREN’T GOING FORWARD BUT RATHER IN CIRCLES ADDING A DIGITAL DEVICE TO THE CLASSROOM WITHOUT A FUNDAMENTAL CHANGE IN THE TEACHING AND LEARNING WILL NOT LEAD TO SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT UNLESS CLEAR GOALS ACROSS THE CURRICULUM ARTICULATE AT THE OUTSET, THE INITIATIVE BECOMES A SPRAY AND PRAY SPRAY ON THE TECHNOLOGY AND THEN PRAY THAT YOU GET AN INCREASE IN LEARNING AT A TIME OF DECLINING RESOURCES AND TEACHERS WITHIN OUR SCHOOLS, IT’S ESSENTIAL TO CRAFT GIVING THE STUDENTS A DEVICE MUST LEAD TO ACHIEVEMENTS BEYOND WHAT WE CAN ACCOMPLISH ON PAPER, OTHERWISE STICK TO THE ONE TO ONE PROGRAM AND ONE PENCIL TO ONE STUDENT WE ARE MISSING A CONVERSATION ON BARRIERS TURNING, NOT SURE I’VE SEEN EVIDENCE OTHER THAN IN THOUGHTFUL AND PURPOSEFUL APPLICATION OF TECHNOLOGY THAT THE APPLICATION OF TECHNOLOGY HAS LINKS TO IMPROVE AN ACHIEVEMENT OR THE NARROWING OF ACHIEVEMENT GAPS THOUGH, THERE IS A RAPID INCREASE OF WONDERFUL RESOURCES AND ACCESS, THE ACHIEVEMENT GAP SEEMS TO WIDEN AND TECHNOLOGY IS ONLY A TOOL AND AS EFFECTIVE AS THE PERSON YOU GO IT TECHNOLOGY ISN’T GOING AWAY BUT WHERE THE STUDENTS WANT TO BE AND NEED TO BE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR GLOBAL LEARNING CAN BE POWERFUL WHEN DONE WELL AND THOUGHTFULLY IT WILL TAKE LEADERSHIP WITH VISION CLEARLY COMMUNICATED AND PARENT INVOLVEMENT AND ENGAGEMENT AND TO BRING IT TOGETHER FOR STUDENTS AND THEIR FUTURE WE WANT TO ADDRESS THE FACT SHEET SENT OUT THIS AFTERNOON THE INSURANCE STATEMENT DOESN’T ACCOUNT FOR FAMILIES WITH MULTIPLE STUDENTS SOME OF OUR FAMILIES HAVE TWO TO FOUR STUDENTS IN THESE GRADE LEVELS THAT HAVE BEEN ISSUES THE iPADS THEY CAN’T AFFORD NOT TO PAY FOR THE INSURANCE AND THEY CAN’T AFFORD NOT PAY FOR INSURANCE THE PARENT INVOLVEMENT, NO TRAINING HAS BEEN PROVIDED TO PARENTS I’VE BEEN TO SEVERAL PRESENTATIONS THE iPADS NEVER COME OUT WE GET A PRESENTATION AND WE DON’T GET A COPY OF THE PRESENTATION THE SECURITY, WE ARE INFORMED THERE’S A WHOLE SLIDE DEDICATED TO 12 APPS THAT WE SHOULD BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR, BUT ONCE AGAIN, ONCE I GET HOME, I DON’T HAVE A COPY OF THE PRESENTATION I DON’T KNOW WHAT THE 12 APPS ARE, SO IN ALL ACTUALITY, THERE ARE APPS THAT THE STUDENTS CAN

DOWNLOAD THAT ARE NOT AGE APPROPRIATE, BECAUSE WE ARE ASKED TO MONITOR THEM THE CHOICE WHERE A PARENT CAN OPT TO LEAVE THE DEVICE AT HOME WAS NOT OFFERED AT EVERY PRESENTATION OR AT EVERY SCHOOL, SO PARENTS ARE NOT AWARE THAT THEY COULD OPT OUT FOR JUST SCHOOL USE AND REGARDLESS, YOU HAVE TO TAKE FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR iPAD WHETHER YOU OPT FOR THAT OPTION SO I’M GOING TO LEAVE THE ADDITIONAL COMMENTS THAT THE PARENTS WANTED YOU TO HAVE AND THANK YOU FOR LISTENING >> THANK YOU, MS. CROOM AND WE DO HAVE AN UPDATE ON OUR iPAD PROGRAM COMING UP AT OUR NOVEMBER MEETING, SO WE MAY ALSO ADDRESS SOME OF THESE ADDITIONAL CONCERNS AT THAT TIME, AS WELL, BUT LOOK FORWARD TO ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THAT THE NEXT SPEAKER TONIGHT IS ANN STEVENS CHERRY >> GOOD EVENING MEMBERS OF THE BOARD, MEMBERS OF THE ADMINISTRATION MY NAME IS ANN STEVENS CHERRY I RESIDE AT 1402, CRISPY COURT IN HAMPTON AND COME AS EXCHAIR FOR HAMPTON NAACP I’D LIKE TO REMIND YOU FIRST THAT WE’LL BE HAVING OUR SECOND HAMPTON CITY SCHOOLS COMMUNITY FORUM ON NOVEMBER 3RD AT AND P.M THE INFORMATION WILL BE FORTHCOMING ABOUT THAT COMMUNITY FORUM AND, AGAIN, THIS IS NOT AN NAACP FORUM BUT RATHER A COMMUNITY FORUM ON THE HAMPTON CITY SCHOOLS WITH SPECIFIC ISSUES TO BE ADDRESSED THE INFORMATION THAT WILL BE FORTHCOMING WILL BE SEND NOT ONLY TO MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA BUT ALSO TO MEMBERS OF THE HAMPTON CITY SCHOOLS STAFF, AS WELL AS OUR PARENTS WORKING THROUGH PRESIDENT PAM CROOM AND OUR STUDENTS I’D LIKE TO POINT OUT I WILL BE MEETING WITH SUPERINTENDENT SHIFLET BECAUSE WHAT WE HAVE HEARD IS A MYRIAD OF THINGS OF WHAT SHOULD BE THE NEXT FOCUS OF OUR COMMUNITY FORUM EVERYTHING FROM LOW EMPLOYEE MORALE, WHICH RISES WITH EVERY CONVERSATION WE GET, TO SCHOOLS NOT BEING ACCREDITED AT THE 90% LEVEL WHERE THEY WERE FIVE OR SIX YEARS AGO, DEPENDING WHO YOU TALK, TO TO ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT AND OUR PARENTS BEING CONCERNED ABOUT THEIR PERCEPTION THAT THERE IS NOT ENOUGH INTEREST BUT WE CAN’T HAVE A FORUM TO EVERYTHING AND I’D LIKE TO POINT OUT TWO THINGS THAT HAVE COME ABOUT THAT I DON’T THINK WE NEED TO HAVE A COMMUNITY FORUM ON BECAUSE I THINK THEY ARE AN EASY FIX ONE OF THE THINGS WE’RE HEARING AND THIS IS FROM PEOPLE INSIDE HAMPTON CITY SCHOOLS PRIMARILY, AND IT SPEAKS TO THE FACT THAT THERE IS AN INTEREST IN TAKING THAT PERSONNEL REPORT AND PEOPLE FEEL THAT IT’S INAPPROPRIATE TO NOT CELEBRATE PEOPLE WE ANNOUNCE HERE TODAY BUT RATHER FIND OUT ABOUT IT AFTER THE FACT IF EVERYTHING IS OKAY, AND EVERYTHING IS BEING DONE RIGHT, WHY CAN’T A PERSONNEL REPORT SPEAK TO WHO’S BEING PROMOTED, WHO’S BEING HIRED, AT WHICH SALARY AND WHAT THEIR DUTIES ARE I WAS HERE 18 YEARS AGO, AND THE PERSONNEL REPORT HAD MY NAME, MY DEPARTMENT AND MY MONEY NOW, WE’VE CHANGED IT FOR WHATEVER REASONS, AND IT SHOWS THE NAME AND THE DEPARTMENT HOWEVER, I WENT ONLINE TODAY AND THE NAMES AREN’T EVEN UP THERE THE PERSONNEL REPORT, IS JUST ON THE BOARD SIDE, EVIDENTLY, BECAUSE IT’S NOT ON THE PUBLIC SIDE, UNLESS SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH MY COMPUTER BUT THE POINT IS, WE SHOULD BE ABLE TO HAVE SALARIES ASSOCIATED WITH THE PEOPLE WHO ARE GETTING THE JOBS, BECAUSE WHAT I’M HEARING NOT ONLY FROM THE PEOPLE INSIDE OF HAMPTON CITY SCHOOLS BUT OUTSIDE IS THAT KEEP IN MIND, IT’S TAXPAYERS’ MONEY, SO WHILE WE MAY HAVE 40% WITH THE CHILDREN IN THE HAMPTON CITY SCHOOLS, THERE ARE SOME 60% THAT DON’T, BUT THEY STILL PAY TAXES, SO TO ME, THAT’S A QUICK FIX I CAN’T IMAGINE IT BEING SOMETHING AND NANCY WOULD HAVE TO MEETING TO THIS WHICH WOULD BE A LEGAL ISSUE, BECAUSE IT’S

ACCEPTABLE UNDER FOYER SO IT COULD BE PRINTED WHAT A PERSON’S SALARY, IS SO MY POINT WOULD BE, WHY DO WE MAKE PEOPLE JUMP THROUGH HOOPS, JUST PUT IT OUT THERE, AND THAT WOULD STOP SOME OF THE THINGS DONE IN SECRECY THINGS ARE NOT DONE IN TRANSPARENT BECAUSE SOMETIMES PERCEPTION IS REALITY THE SECOND THING THAT HAS COME UP IS FROM THE NAACP BOARD AND I AM BRINGING IT ON THEIR BEHALF AND THAT IS ANYTHING THAT COMES BEFORE A VOTE TO THIS BOARD THAT IS GOING TO CHANGE THINGS IN HAMPTON CITY SCHOOLS IN A MANNER THAT THERE IS A STORY THAT WILL BE WRITTEN, HEADLINES, NOT EVERYTHING BUT THE MAJOR DEVELOPMENTS, THAT THERE BE AT LEAST A CONSIDERATION OF PUBLIC HEARINGS ON THOSE THINGS THE REASON THAT WE ARE BEING ASKED TO PROVIDE THIS QUERY TO YOU IS BECAUSE, AGAIN, EVERYTHING THAT GOES ON WHETHER IT’S A SALARY INCREASE, A NEW PROGRAM WITH THE LAPTOP INITIATIVE THAT WILL COST MILLIONS OF DOLLARS NEEDS TO BE KEPT IN MIND THAT IS TAXPAYERS’ MONEY, PRETTY MUCH, NOT FOR EVERYTHING, BUT WE WOULD VERY MUCH LIKE TO HAVE THIS BOARD CONSIDER THAT IF A VOTE COMES BEFORE YOU, THAT IT’S GOING TO CHANGE THE WAY WE DO BUSINESS IN HAMPTON CITY SCHOOLS THAT YOU PUT IT BEFORE PUBLIC HEARINGS WE JUST HEARD CITY COUNCIL, THE OTHER DAY WE LISTENED TO THEM AND I’M GLAD MR. TUCKER IS HERE, THEY WERE ABLE TO COME UP WITH THREE PUBLIC HEARINGS JUST ON ELECTION PROCESSES, AND WE WOULD ASK THAT THE CONSTIUENTS WHO PUT YOU ALL IN OFFICE WANT TO HEAR WHAT YOU THINK WHEN THE VOTES COMING UP A 7-0 MAY BE IMPORTANT TO YOU BUT MATTERS NOT TO THIS COMMUNITY AND THE PEOPLE THAT HAVE BEEN TRUSTED TO YOU, THAT YOU WILL REPRESENT THEM AND REPRESENT THEM WELL SO WE NEED TO HEAR YOUR VOICES PUBLICLY, BECAUSE WHEN PEOPLE COME HERE TO SPEAK, YOU GIVE NOTHING BACK, SO WE NEED TO COME UP WITH A PROCESS TO HAVE THAT DONE THANK YOU >> THANK YOU, M MS. STEVENS-CHERRY THAT CONCLUDES OUR HEARING OF ANY DELEGATION — HEARING OF ANY DELEGATIONS OR PRESENTATION OF ANY WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS OR PETITIONS MS. BOWERS WERE THERE ANY ADDITIONAL FORM NOOSE NO >> WE THANK YOU, MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC FOR SHARING YOUR CONCERNS AND COMMENTS WITH US AND AND WE WILL TAKE THEM ALL UNDER ADVISEMENT AS WE MOVE FORWARD WE MOVE NOW TO OUR ITEMS FOR ACTION WE BEGIN WITH ITEM 5.01, THE THIRD AMENDMENT WITH LICENSE FOR LITTLE LEAGUE IS THERE A MOTION? MADAM CHAIR, I MOVE TO APPROVAL FOR ACTION ITEM 5.01 >> SECOND >> MOVED BY MR. KILGORE AND SECONDED BY MRS. HENRY AND WE APPROVE THE THIRD AMENDMENT TO LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH HAMPTON LITTLE LEAGUE IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION? BEING NONE, PLEASE CALL FOR VOTE [ ROLL CALL VOTE ] >> MOTION CARRIES >> WE HAVE SIX ADDITIONAL ITEMS ON OUR ACTION AGENDA TONIGHT THEY ALL HAVE TO DO WITH POLICY REVISION S. THERE A MOTION TO APPROVE ALL THE REVISIONS INCLUDED ON TONIGHT’S ACTION AGENDA >> MADAM CHAIR, I APPROVED 5.02 TO 5.07 >> SECONDED >> WE APPROVE ITEMS 5.02 AND 5.07 AND THE REVISION OF SCHOOL BOARD ELSE EB, SCHOOL CRISIS EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AND MEDICAL EMERGENCY RESPONSE PLAN AND THE SCHOOL BOARD POLICY OF EVB, THREAT ASSESSMENTS, REVISION OF SCHOOL BOARD POLICY JJAC, STUDENT ATHLETE CONCUSSIONS DURING EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, ITEM 5.05, THE REVISION OF SCHOOL BOARD POLICY GHG, REPORTING CHILD ABUSE AND JFG, REPORTING AND INVESTIGATION OF SUSPECTED CHILD ABUSE AND NEGLECT AND

JFCG, TOBACCO FREE SCHOOL FOR STUDENTS AND 5.07, REVISION OF SCHOOL BOARD POLICY GBK-TOBACCO FREE SCHOOL FOR STAFF ALL THESE ITEMS ARE REVISIONS MADE AS A RESULT OF UPDATES AT THE VIRGINIA SCHOOL BOARD ASSOCIATION LEVEL, AND TWO OF WHICH JFCG AND GBK HAVE ADDITIONAL VIRGINIA CODE REFERENCES ADDED AS A RESULT OF THOSE CHANGES MADE AT THE STATE LEVEL IS THERE ANY DISCUSSION ON THE MOTION? THERE BEING DONE, MS. BOWERS, WOULD YOU CALL FOR VOTE [ ROLL CALL VOTE ] >> MOTION CARRIES WE MOVE ON TO OUR DELIBERATION AGENDA TONIGHT WE HAVE ITEM 6.01, THE RIGHT OF WAY AGREEMENT WITH DOMINION VIRGINIA POWER >> MADAM CHAIR, APPARENTLY, DOMINION HAS A STRATEGIC PLAN TO BURY POWER LINES IN OUR AREA IT’S GOING TO MOVE LIKE SOMETHING 37,000 MILES OF OVERHEADLINES IN OUR AREA AT A COST OF OVER $80 BILLION OVER THE NEXT 10 YEARS, AND ONE OF THOSE PROJECTS IS ON OUR BETHEL HIGH SCHOOL SITE, SO THIS IS SIMPLY THE RIGHT OF WAY AGREEMENT TO BE ABLE TO PUT THEM DOWN THE OVERALL STRATEGY, PARTICULARLY IN THIS AREA IS TO IN THAT 10 YEAR PERIOD WITH THIS HUGE EXPENDITURE OF WHICH WE PAY NONE, THIS IS A DOMINION PROJECT, THAT THE BURIED POWER LINES WILL KEEP THE LIGHTS ON IN THE EVENT OF SOME OF THE BIG STORMS THAT HIT THIS AREA, YOU KNOW, LIKE HURRICANES >> ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS FOR MS. REEVES REGARDING THIS RIGHT OF WAY AGREEMENT? >> THERE MIGHT BE AN EARTHQUAKE, THOUGH I’M JOKING >> WELL, EVEN WITH AN EARTHQUAKE, IF IT’S BURIED — IT’S STILL GOING TO BE — MS. SMITH >> YES, I WAS WONDERING A COUPLE THINGS FIRST, I SEE ON THE MAP WHERE THEY SHOW WHAT THEY’RE GOING TO BE BURYING HOW EXTENSIVE IS THIS? DOES THIS GO BACK TO PHENIX AND HOW EXTENSIVE IN WHAT HAS TO BE DUG UP? >> THERE’S LIKE A SWAIL THERE THAT IS ALREADY A RIGHT OF WAY AS YOU’RE FACING BETHEL HIGH SCHOOL TOWARDS PHENIX, THERE IS ALREADY A RIGHT OF WAY, FOR EXAMPLE TO GET TO THE CELL TOWER BACK THERE, THERE IS BURIED VERIZON CABLE THAT GOES BACK THERE, SO IT’S GOING TO GO ALONG THAT SAME CORRIDOR >> SO IT WON’T REALLY BE TOO DISRUPTIVE OR ANYTHING >> CORRECT >> AND IT’S A PERMANENT EASEMENT SO THEY CAN MAINTAIN IT >> ANY TIME YOU GIVE VIRGINIA POWER AN EASEMENT, IT’S FOREVER >> ALL RIGHT, THANK YOU >> ANY OTHER QUESTIONS FOR MS. REEVES THANK YOU WE MOVE ON TO ITEM 6.02, THE REVISION OF SCHOOL BOARD POLICY JEA, COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE WERE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? OR FURTHER DELIBERATION ON COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE >> MADAM CHAIRMAN, WE’RE NOT JUST WILLY-NILLY CHANGING ANY POLICIES, THAT ALMOST ALL THE POLICIES INVOLVE A CHANGE IN A CODE CITATION THAT HAS CHANGED BECAUSE OF SOMETHING THE STATE HAS DONE OR IN THE CASE OF THE NEXT TWO JUST HAVE TO DO WITH THE FACT THAT THE GED IS CHANGING, AND SO WE’VE CHANGED THE TERM TO GRADUATION EQUIVALENCY TEST, WHICH IS MORE GENERIC SO WE DON’T HAVE TO KEEP CHANGING THE POLICY OR CHANGE THE NAME OF THE TEST, SO ALL THE POLICY ADJUSTMENTS ARE REALLY MINOR THEY’RE NOT CHANGING THE INTENT OF THE POLICIES WE’RE CONSIDERING TONIGHT >> AND I AM HANDING OUT A HARD COPY, BECAUSE AS MRS. HENRY

POINTS OUT, WHAT YOU HAVE ONLINE CHANGED THE WORDING THAT WOULD BE CORRECT IN ONE SPOT BUT DID NOT AT THE FIRST BULLET ON PAGE 2, WHERE WE WANT IT TO READ, HIGH SCHOOL INCREDIBLE BY SUCCESSFUL EQUIVALENCY EXAMINATION, SO FOR WHATEVER REASON BETWEEN YOUR FIRST READ AND NOW, IT WAS FOUND THAT THAT WASN’T COMPLETELY CHANGED IN BOTH PLACES TO BE IDENTICAL, OKAY? SO THAT WILL BE, WHEN IT MAKES IT INTO ACTION, BOTH OF THEM WILL READ IDENTICALLY >> OKAY >> THE SECOND PAGE >> SO THIS IS ON POLICY JEA REGARDING COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE? >> YES ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS ON THE COMPULSORY ATTENDANCE POLICY? IF NOT, WE’LL MOVE TO POLICY JF, THE STUDENTS RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITY HAND BOOK, AGAIN, A PROVISION MADE PURSUANT TO THE LANGUAGE, SO ANY QUESTIONS OR DELIBERATIVE QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS JFCJ, FIREARMS AND WEAPONS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY, PURSUANT TO THE SCHOOL BOARD ASSOCIATION UPDATE >> MADAM CHAIR, I BELIEVE IT WAS MR. KILGORE ON FIRST READ ASKED IF VIRGINIA CODE SECTION 22.1277.08 COULD BE DELETED, AND IT IS IN GREEN, BUT IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN IN GREEN WITH A CROSS-THROUGH, BECAUSE INDEED, IT SHOULD BE DELETED >> OKAY, THANK YOU ANY OTHER QUESTIONS, COMMENTS FOR DELIBERATION ON OUR POLICY REGARDING FIREARMS AND WEAPONS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY? WE’LL MOVE ON TO POLICY JFCI, WHICH IS STUDENT DRUG ABUSE AGAIN, REVISION PURSUANT TO VIRGINIA SCHOOL BOARD ASSOCIATION CHANGES NO QUESTIONS ON THAT WE’LL MOVE ON TO JGD, POLICY JGD, STUDENT SHORT-TERM SUSPENSION, AGAIN REVISIONS MADE PURSUANT TO VIRGINIA SCHOOL BOARD ASSOCIATION IF THERE ARE NO QUESTIONS ON THIS POLICY, WE’LL MOVE ON TO JGE, WHICH IS STUDENT LONG-TERM SUSPENSION OR EXPULSION ANY QUESTIONS OR DISCUSSION? IHBG, HOME INSTRUCTION, AGAIN, REVISIONS MADE PURSUANT TO VIRGINIA SCHOOL BOARD UPDATES POLICY IKF, STANDARDS OF LEARNING TESTS AND GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS AGAIN, A POLICY REVISION THAT IS SIMPLY PURSUANT TO STATE CHANGES ANY QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS FROM BOARD MEMBERS OR ANY ADDITIONAL DELIBERATION? POLICY IGE IS OUR POLICY ON ADULT EDUCATION PROGRAM, AGAIN, THE REVISIONS ON THIS POLICY ARE PURSUANT TO VIRGINIA SCHOOL BOARD ASSOCIATION, UPDATES MADE IN MAY THAT WE’RE JUST BRINGING THIS POLICY IN LINE WITH THOSE ANY QUESTIONS, COMMENTS OR ADDITIONAL DELIBERATION THERE BEING NONE, WE’LL MOVE TO DELIBERATION FIRST READ, AND THAT UNDER WHICH, WE HAVE TWO POLICIES, BEGINNING WITH ITEM 7.01, WHICH IS THE REVISION OF SCHOOL BOARD POLICY EEAA, STUDENT TRANSPORTATION MS. SCOTT >> YES, THIS STARTED OUT JUST BEING A SMALL REVISION PURSUANT TO THE VSBA UPDATES IN FEBRUARY, BUT WHEN THE COMMITTEE WAS REVIEWING IT, DELAY HAD OTHER GOOD SUGGESTIONS, SO WE’RE SUGGESTING A COUPLE OTHER CHANGES THE INITIAL CHANGE IS TO CHANGE THE FIRST SENTENCE TO TAKE OUT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE AUTHORITY GIVEN BY JUST STATE LAW TO INCORPORATE STATE AND FEDERAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS, BUT WHAT WE DID IN FURTHER REVIEW WAS UNDER STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES, WE DECIDED INSTEAD OF SAYING TRANSPORTATION WILL BE PROVIDED FOR A STUDENT ATTENDING A SPECIAL PROGRAM, WE REALLY WANTED TO SAY ANY STUDENT ATTENDING ANY SCHOOL, SO IF TRANSPORTATION IS PROVIDED, THEY WILL BE PROVIDED TRANSPORTATION TO ANY SCHOOL, AND I SEE THERE

IS AN EXTRA WORD WE DID NOT TAKE OUT, EVERYTHING IN ACCORDANCE SHOULD BE IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR INDIVIDUALIZED EDUCATION PLAN, SO WE WILL TAKE THAT OUT ON THE NEXT CHANGE, AND FURTHER, WHEN WE GOT DOWN TO THE MAGNET PROGRAMS, WE DECIDED THAT THERE WAS REALLY NO REASON FOR A SEPARATE SECTION FOR MAGNET PROGRAMS THAT WE COULD INCORPORATE THOSE TURN HEADING FOR ELEMENTARY OR MIDDLE SCHOOL, SO WE SIMPLY MOVED THEM TURN APPROPRIATE HEADINGS AND TOOK OUT THE SEPARATE SECTION ANY QUESTIONS? >> ANY QUESTIONS FROM BOARD MEMBERS? COMMENTS? MR. SAMUELS? >> I WAS LOOKING AT ONE GRAMMATICAL ERROR, PAGE 3-C, DOWN TO NUMBER 2, IT SAYS, HAS BEEN EMPLOYED AS A REGULAR FULL-TIME EMPLOYEE THAT WAS SCRATCHED OUT “REGULAR FACULTY” SO SHOULD BE “HAS BEEN EMPLOYED AS AN EMPLOYEE.” >> I’M SORRY WHAT PAGE ARE YOU ON? >> IT’S PAGE 3 >> I WAS THINKING I DON’T SEE ANYTHING LIKE THAT ON PAGE 3 >> I’M SORRY >> WE’RE STILL ON STUDENT TRANSPORTATION AT THIS MOMENT >> OKAY >> SO WE’RE ALL ON THE SAME PAGE OKAY SO, ANY ADDITIONAL QUESTIONS REGARDING THE TRANSPORTATION POLICY? OKAY THANK YOU, MS. SCOTT THEN WE’LL MOVE ON TO THE NEXT POLICY, WHICH IS THE REVISION OF SCHOOL BOARD POLICY GCBDGB THAT IS ALPHABET SOUP AT ITS WORSE WITH REGARD TO THE FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT AND MS. RUTH, YOU WANT TO LEAD US THROUGH REVISION >> YES, ABSOLUTELY AND THANK YOU FOR CATCHING THE — I’VE NOTED THAT YES, THE REVISIONS TO THIS PARTICULAR POLICY ARE RELATED TO MAKING SURE THAT THE POLICY MATCHES OUR STANDARD PRACTICE, AND ALSO TO UPDATE IT WE HAVE UPDATED OUR SYSTEMS WITHIN BOTH THE PAYROLL AND HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT SINCE THAT WAS LAST REVISED, SO THAT’S THE REASON FOR THE CHANGES WE HAVE MANY FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES WHO DO NOT WORK THE REQUIRED 1250 HOURS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE, BECAUSE MANY OF OUR EMPLOYEES WORK ONLY 180 DAYS, THAT’S WHY THEY DON’T MEET THAT 1250 HOUR THRESHOLD SO WE HAVE REMOVED THE REFERENCES TO FULL-TIME EMPLOYEES AND THE MODIFICATIONS BEGIN ON PAGE 3 AND ALSO, AGAIN, JUST CHANGE SOME OF THE LANGUAGE WE NO LONGER REFER TO PERFORMANCE AND IMPROVEMENT PLANS THEY’RE PERFORMANCE DEVELOPMENT PLANS, SO THAT’S THE REASON FOR THAT CHANGE ON PAGE 4, THERE’S SOME ADDITIONAL UPDATES WE NO LONGER USE PAPER LEAF SLIPS IT’S AN ELECTRONIC SYSTEM SO WE HAVE REMOVED REFERENCES TO PAPER COPIES AND JUST TALK ABOUT NOTIFICATION TO THE DEPARTMENTS, AND I’VE ALSO REFERENCED TO LEAVE FORMS ON PAGE 5, I HAVE JUST CHANGED SOME OF THE CONTEXT THAT NEEDS TO BE MADE, IF THERE’S EVER A QUESTION FROM A HEALTHCARE PROVIDER, BECAUSE SOMETIMES WE GET NOTES FROM THE HEALTHCARE PROVIDER, THAT BELIEVE IT OR NOT, THEY’RE NOT ELIGIBLE, SO OCCASIONALLY THAT HAPPENS AND WE HAVE TO CALL FOR CLASSIFICATION OR THE PHOTOS ARE STILL A LITTLE VAGUE, SO WE’VE JUST REFINED WHO CAN CALL THEIR PROVIDER TO GET CLARIFICATION, AND HAVE LIMITED THAT, AND I BELIEVE — I KNOW THIS IS A SHORT POLICY OH, WE HAVE ALSO ADDED SOME CODE REFERENCES AT THE BOTTOM THEY HAD ALREADY — OR NOT CODE REFERENCES WE HAVE ADDED POLICY REFERENCES, CROSS REFERENCES, AND THEY WERE

ALREADY ON THE EXISTING POLICIES BUT HAVE NOT BEEN ADDED TO THIS PARTICULAR POLICY, AND WE DID ELIMINATE ALL OF THE SPECIFIC CODE CITATIONS AND JUST REFERENCED THE LAW ITSELF, BECAUSE SOME OF THOSE CODE CITATIONS, THEY COME, THEY GO A LOT OF THE LINKS WERE NO LONGER ACTIVE, SO WE SIMPLIFIED IT TO HOPEFULLY KEEP IT CURRENT ANY QUESTIONS? >> ANY QUESTIONS FOR CLARIFICATION ON THE FAMILY MEDICAL LEAVE ACT POLICY? MR. PEARSON >> YES, ON PAGE 4 ON THE NOTICE OF LEAVE >> YES, SIR >> EXPLAIN TO ME THE HIGHLIGHTED SECTION >> THE HIGHLIGHTED — YOU MEAN WHY SOME OF IT IS IN BOLD? WHAT DO YOU MEAN THE HIGHLIGHTED SECTION >> I DON’T UNDERSTAND WHY IT’S WRITTEN THAT WAY IS THIS FROM VSBA? >> NO, ACTUALLY THIS IS FEDERAL LAW, AND SO– >> GRAMMATICALLY SPEAKING, REQUEST FOR LEAVE DO TO THE EXPECTED BIRTH OR ADOPTION OF A CHILD OR BECAUSE THEY PLANNED MEDICAL TREATMENT >> WE MAY BE MISSING OWN AN “OF” OR “BECAUSE OF,” BUT THAT LANGUAGE IS STRAIGHT FROM THE LAW, SO I’LL CHECK WE CAN ADD AN “OF” IN THERE, BUT SOME OF THE LANGUAGE IS A LITTLE FORMAL, AND THAT IS — BUT WE CAN ADD THE “OF.” ANY OTHER COMMENTS OR QUESTIONS ON THIS POLICY OKAY THANK YOU, MS. RUTH THAT CONCLUDES OUR DELIBERATION FIRST READ ITEMS, AND IT TAKES US TO OUR INFORMATION SEGMENT THE NEXT MEETING OF THE HAMPTON SCHOOL BOARD WILL TAKE PLACE ON OCTOBER 15th, 2014 AT 6:30 P.M AT THE RUPERT SERGEANT BUILDING CONFERENCE ROOM SO WE WILL HOLD OUR NEXT BUSINESS WORK SESSION AT >> DR. SHIFFLETTE, YOU HAVE INFORMATION ITEMS? >> I HAVE A FEW THINGS, JUST TO LET THEM KNOW WE WILL HAVE A JOB FAIR IN COLLABORATION WITH THE CITY, IT WILL TAKE PLACE ON OCTOBER 8, FROM 10 A.M. TO 2 P.M., HELD AT THE EAST HAMPTON COMMUNITY CENTER — SORRY, WEST HAMPTON COMMUNITY CENTER AND FOR HAMPTON CITY SCHOOLS LOOKING FOR PART-TIME FOOD SERVICE WORKERS AND TRANSPORTATION WORKERS THE INTERVIEWS WILL BE ON SITE, AND WILL WALK IN AND BE INTERVIEWED ON SITE I WANT TO SAY CONGRATULATIONS ON THE VERY SUCCESSFUL HAMPTON FOUNDATION EDUCATION DINNER HELD ALTHOUGH I WAS UNABLE TO ATTEND, I HAVE SEEN THE PICTURES, AND IT WAS AN EXTREMELY SUCCESSFUL EVENT I BELIEVE THAT IT GATHERED ABOUT $14,000 WORTH OF MONEY THAT WILL BE USED TO SUPPORT MANY OF THE FOUNDATION’S ACTIVITIES SUCH AS THE MINI-GRANTS FOR TEACHERS THANK YOU TO ALL OF YOU THAT DID SUPPORT IT, AND WERE ABLE TO ATTEND AND A VERY SPECIAL THANKS TO THE HARD WORK DONE BY OUR HAMPTON FOUNDATION MEMBERS AND THE PROJECT WITH CREDIT UNION WILL START A PROJECT TOGETHER KICKING OFF TOMORROW OCTOBER 2 AT 5:30 P.M VERY EXCITING FOR US TO HAVE OPEN HOUSE FOR HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER ON WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8, FROM 2:30 TO 5:30 AND OUR HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER IS LOCATED ON TODD LANE AND IF IT’S OCTOBER, IT’S GOT TO BE THE WYTHE EXCHANGE PANCAKE JAMBOREE, THAT IS SATURDAY ON OCTOBER 25, 7 A.M. FROM 10 A.M AT THE HIGH SCHOOL, I WILL FLIP PANCAKES FROM 8-10 HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE >> THANK YOU, DR. SHIFFLETTE ANY OTHER INFORMATION FROM BOARD MEMBERS?

>> YES, ON FRIDAY THIS WEEK, THERE IS AN ORGANIZED REUNION OF BETHEL EMPLOYEES TO BE HELD, THAT INFORMATION IS GIVEN OUT TO MANY FORMER STAFF EMPLOYEES BUT SOME MAY NOT BE AWARE OF IT, IT’S TRULY ORGANIZED FOR THAT GROUP TO HAVE FUN AND TO MEET THE CURRENT PRINCIPAL AND STAFF, AND HOPEFULLY THEY WILL STAY FOR THE HOME-COMING GAME AT 7 O’CLOCK P.M >> VERY GOOD THANK YOU, MR. PEARSON, ANY OTHER INFORMATIONAL ITEMS FROM BOARD MEMBERS? OR MR. RICHARDSON, ANY STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS? OKAY, IF THERE ARE NO FURTHER ITEMS TO COME BEFORE THIS BOARD, THIS PUBLIC MEETING IS ADJOURNED [GAVEL] AND WE WILL RECONVENE OUR CLOSED