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BUT JUST SO MANY CITIZENS AND

YOU KNOW PROFESSORS AS I SAID WERE INVOLVED IN THIS.

AND THE PARENTS WERE SO PROUD OF THEIR CHILDREN, IT WAS JUST VERY

UPLIFTING TO SEE THE PARENTS COME AND SEE THEIR CHILDREN THAT

MAYBE HAD NOT BEEN THAT INTERESTED IN SCHOOL EXCITED

ABOUT THESE PROJECTS. AND BECAUSE THEY ARE SAVING THE

WORLD. GOD BLESS THEM: THEY REALLY WERE

INSPIRED AND INSPIRING. SO I JUST WANTED TO GIVE A

SHOUT-OUT TO HOWARD BISHOP. THEY'RE DOING GREAT THINGS OVER

THERE. AND I WAS EXTREMELY PROUD.

THEY HAD MEDALS AND TROPHIES IN THEIR AWARD NIGHT THEY TOOK IS

VERY SERIOUSLY. IT'S A NATIONAL THING, BUT IT'S

THE FIRST TIME THAT BISHOP HAS DONE ANYTHING LIKE THIS.

AND THEIR AWARD CEREMONY IS THURSDAY AT BISHOP FROM 5:30 TO

7:30 IF ANYONE WOULD LIKE TO ATTEND: THAT'S WHAT IT IS.

THAT'S ALL I THINK. ANYONE ELSE HAVE ANYTHING TO

SAY? ALL RIGHT.

WE WILL GO ON THEN TO CITIZEN INPUT.

AND 15 MINUTES IS PROVIDED FOR CITIZENS TO ADDRESS THE BOARD

PRIOR TO THE REGULAR BUSINESS MEETING.

IT'S REQUESTED THAT CITIZENS KEEP THEIR COMMENTS TO

APPROXIMATELY THREE MINUTES. AND WELCOME TO ANYONE WHO WOULD

LIKE TO COME FORWARD. WE HAVE FIRST WAYNE FIELDS FROM

MILLER MUSIC DEPARTMENT. MR. FIELDS?

WE'VE HEARD YOU BEFORE. AND WE'RE HAPPY YOU'RE HERE.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I GUESS IT WAS VERY APPROPRIATE

FOR ME TO BE HERE TONIGHT SPEAKING IN REFERENCE TO A

MUSICAL TRIBUTE WHERE THE HOWARD BISHOP MIDDLE SCHOOL CHORUS

BEING HERE PERFORMING TO THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE SCHOOL

BOARD AND TO THE DISTINGUISHED MEMBERS OF THE SCHOOL BOARD OF

ALACHUA COUNTY. AND TO MY ELDER, MR. WHITE.

THANK YOU ALL FOR ALLOWING ME TO COME AND SPEAK WITH YOU TONIGHT.

I AM HERE REPRESENTING THE MILLER MUSIC DEPARTMENT.

THAT IS A DEPARTMENT THAT IS AT LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL, AND YOU

ALL VOTED THE LAST TIME I WAS HERE TO UNANIMOUSLY OFFICIALLY

NAME THE CHORUS ROOM AND THE BAND ROOM AFTER JERRY C. MILLER

AND GERALDINE MILLER. MR. MILLER WAS THE FIRST AND

ONLY BAND DIRECTOR AT LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL AFTER LINCOLN HIGH

SCHOOL WAS CLOSED DOWN, HE WENT ON TO HOWARD BISHOP.

JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL AS IT WAS KNOWN THEN AND WAS THE BAND

DIRECTOR FOR ABOUT TEN YEARS OR SO.

AND JERREL DEAN MILLER WAS -- GERALDINE MILLER WAS THE FIRST

AND ONLY CHORUS DIRECTOR. AND SHE WENT ON TO BUCHHOLZ HIGH

SCHOOL AND RETIRED AT EAST SIDE HIGH SCHOOL AND BECAME A MEMBER

OF THE PHILANTHROPIST ORGANIZATIONS IN GAINESVILLE AND

COMMITTED MUCH OF HER TIME TO HELPING OTHERS.

ON APRIL 4th, WE ARE OFFICIALLY RECOGNIZING THEM AND

WE WILL BE AT THE LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL AUDITORIUM TO WHICH I

WANTED TO OFFICIALLY INVITE YOU ALL TO PLEASE COME.

WE WILL HAVE NUMEROUS MEMBERS FROM THE LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL

ALUMNI ORGANIZATIONS. WE WILL ALSO HAVE NUMEROUS

INDIVIDUALS JUST FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC WHO THEY

TOUCHED. WHO THEY INFLUENCED.

WHO THEY HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE TO TEACH AND THE ONE

THING THAT I DO WANT TO LET YOU ALL KNOW THAT IS MOST IMPORTANT

TO ME IS THAT WE WILL BE CHARGING A $25 ADMISSION FEE

WITH EVERY PENNY GOING TO MUSIC STUDENTS IN ALACHUA COUNTY.

IN BAND AND IN CHORUS AS WELL AS IN DANCE.

SO WE INVITE YOU ALL OUT APRIL 4th FROM 6:00 TO 8:00

LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL AUDITORIUM.

YF RRG SPOKEN TO A COUPLE OF -- I'VE SPOKEN TO A COUPLE OF YOU,

PARTICULARLY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER HYATT.

WE HAD THE DISTINGUISHED HONOR OF BEING IN THE GAINESVILLE

STRING ORCHESTRA, AND I APPRECIATE YOU AS WELL IN OUR

CONVERSATIONS THAT WE'VE HAD. SO I WOULD LIKE TO IF THERE ARE

NO QUESTIONS, PLEASE IF YOU WILL COME TO APRIL 4th ON

APRIL 4th LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL AUDITORIUM AND BY THE WAY

THE BAND AND THE CHORUS WILL BE PERFORMING.

MEMBERS OF THE ORIGINAL CAST OF BYE BYE BIRDIE ARE COMING FROM

FAR AND NEAR TO DO EXCERPTS. GERALDINE MILLER ALSO WROTE THE

ALMA MATER OF THE HIGH SCHOOL AND SOME OF THE MEMBERS OF THE

ORIGINAL CHORUS WILL BE THERE PERFORMING AS WELL.

>> CHAIR: THANK YOU, MR. FIELDS.

THANK YOU SO MUCH. MS. CLARKE.

>> BOARD MEMBERS, YOU MAY RECALL SEVERAL BOARD MEETINGS AGO I

DON'T REMEMBER WHICH BOARD MEETING IT WAS MR. FIELDS LOANED

US HIS COPY, SEALED ORIGINAL COPY OF THE ALBUM OF THE BYE BYE

BIRDIE AND DAVIS STANLEY WHO I DON'T KNOW IF HE IS UP THERE

TONIGHT IN OUR GRAPHIC ARTS DEPARTMENT HAS RE-CREATED THAT

AND SO WE'VE CREATED THIS TO HANG THERE AT LINCOLN IN THE

BAND OR CHORUS AREA WHEREVER IT FITS BEST, AS PART OF THIS

PROJECT. SO WE JUST WANTED TO SHARE THAT

TONIGHT BECAUSE WE DID WANT TO RETURN THE ALBUM TO YOU BUT THAT

WE HAVE THAT TO HANG -- IF YOU CAN HOLD THAT, THAT'D BE GREAT.

IT'S ALL SEALED AND WRAPPED SO HE'S GOT THAT THAT WE WILL HAVE

THAT FOR THE COMMEMORATE IT. >> THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH.

>> I REMEMBER WHEN BYE BYE BIRDIE CAME OUT.

>> IT ACTUALLY WAS ON TELEVISION THIS PAST, THE MUSICAL.

>> I WOULD LIKE TO SAY THAT OUR SUPERINTENDENT'S EXECUTIVE

ASSISTANT JENNY PECK WAS A STUDENT, A ABANDON STUDENT OF

JERRY MILLER AT HOWARD BISHOP. SO I JUST FOUND THAT OUT TODAY.

SO ANYWAY. THANK YOU.

>> SMALL WORLD. >> WOULD YOU LIKE US TO GET THIS

TO LINCOLN? >> YES, WE'LL GET IT TO

LINCOLN. >> THANK YOU.

>> YES, MS. -- >> FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP, DO YOU

HAVE SOMETHING ON LINE OR DO WE GET TICKETS FROM YOU?

I DIDN'T HEAR THAT PIECE. >> CORRECT.

>> WE JUST PAYING THAT, THAT NIGHT?

>> WE WILL HAVE A GO FUND ME I THINK I HEARD YOU ALL MENTION

THAT'S WHAT I'VE BEEN TOLD BY A BOARD THAT WE'VE ESTABLISHED.

>> OKAY. THANK YOU.

>> AND SO WE'LL HAVE IT READY FOR YOU IN ABOUT A WEEK.

>> THANK YOU. >> OKAY.

>> CHAIR: THANK YOU, MR. FIELDS.

>> THANK YOU. >> CHAIR: NEXT PERSON WHO SUBMIT

ADFORM -- SUBMITTED A FORM IS GABE CAMOWITS.

>> GOOD EVENING, BOARD MEMBERS, STAFF.

>> CHAIR: GOOD EVENING. >> I'M HERE AND I WILL BE IN THE

FUTURE I'M AFRAID FOR ONE PARTICULAR REASON, AND I WILL

TRY TO MAKE CLEAR THE LINK BETWEEN EDUCATION OF CHILDREN

AND WHAT I'M GOING TO START OUT TO SOUND LIKE AN ADULT ISSUE.

I AM A CANDIDATE FOR THE AT-LARGE SEAT TWOL FOR THE

GAINESVILLE CITY COMMISSION. I AM SEEKING THAT SEAT FOR ONLY

ONE PURPOSE AND IT'S NOT TO BE ELECTED OR CHOSEN: I WANT TO

MAKE GAINESVILLE BUTTERFLY CITY AGAIN.

IN 2009, THE CITY OF GAINESVILLE AUTHORIZED A CERTIFIED CERTAIN

RECOMMENDATIONS THAT ALLOWED US TO CERTIFY THE CITY AS THE FIRST

BUTTERFLY CITY IN THE WORLD. FOR REASONS THAT I DON'T WANT TO

DISCUSS, IN 2017, THE GAINESVILLE CITY COMMISSION

VOTED 5-2 TO SHUT DOWN BUTTERFLY CITY.

I WANT TO REVIVE IT BECAUSE OF TWO THINGS THAT HAVE HAPPENED.

IN OCTOBER OF 2019, IN HOLT, ENGLAND, IN THE UNITED KINGDOM,

THAT CITY BECAME WHAT IS THOUGHT WAS THE FIRST BUTTERFLY CITY IN

THE WORLD. IT DID IT THROUGH THE AUSPICES

OF A MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, A LABOR PARTY MEMBER WHO SURVIVED

THE BREXIT VOTE AND SHE IS STILL THERE.

THEY DID IT BY PLANTING 3,000 TREES.

WHAT WE DID THE FIRST TIME, WHICH IS CRITICAL, AND HERE I

WANT TO INVOKE THE NAME OF ANDRE CERECOUGH WHO IS A COLLECTIONS

CURATOR AT THE TROPICAL BUTTERFLY COLLECTION AT THE

McFIRE CENTER. SINCE THEN ALMOST EVERY

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GAINESVILLE HIGH SCHOOL, MICANOPY ELEMENTARY

SCHOOL HAVE BUTTERFLY GARDENS. THE SISTER CITY RELINGSSHIP WE

WANT TO ESTABLISH WITH HOLT ENGLAND.

WILL PRODUCE WE HOPE SCHOOL INTERCHANGES ABOUT POLLINATION,

ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE ABOUT FOSTERING CHORUS RECORDS,

ARTWORK, CHILDREN, ET CETERA, COMING IN FROM THE UNITED

KINGDOM GOING OUT FROM GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA: THE BOTTOM

LINE OF WHAT I'LL BE BACK TO YOU ABOUT ARE FIELD TRIPS.

I ALONE HAVE GONE BEYOND MY GROUP WH AND HAVE TRIED TO

ADVOCATE FOR TEN YEARS A COHERENT FIELD TRIP PLAN FOR THE

SCHOOLS OF ALACHUA. I CAN'T GET IT.

I'M MAKING A PUBLIC RECORDS REQUEST.

I'LL FOLLOW IT UP. I WANT TO KNOW EVERY SCHOOL TRIP

THAT WAS TAKEN ISIN THIS SCHOOL YEAR OR PLANNED FOR THE REST OF

THE SCHOOL YEAR. EVERY CHILD SHOULD HAVE THE

CHANCE CERTAINLY TO BE AT THE HARN PLAZA TO SEE THE HARN ART

MUSEUM COLLECTION TO BE AT THE TROPICAL BUTTERFLY COLLECTION TO

BE AT THE CADE MUSEUM. WHAT'S CONSIDER THE GIMMICK?

THESE PLACES WITH EXCEPTION OF THE HARN CHARGE FORTUNES.

IN THE EAST SIDE YOU CAN'T GO THROUGH CADE MUSEUM EASILY OR

REGULARLY. THE EXPENSE IS ENORMOUS.

>> CHAIR: I DON'T KNOW WHO BEARS IT.

>> I WILL CONVIEW. >> THE GAINESVILLE SUN PUBLISHED

A LETTER TO THE EDITOR YEARS AGO THAT CLEARLY STATED FROM ME THAT

POLITENESS COSTS SO LITTLE WAS NOT ATTRIBUTED TO ABRAHAM

LINCOLN. IT WAS A MYTH DEVELOPED.

IT WAS -- MOST ANYBODY CAN TRACE TAA WEEKLY EDITOR IN KENTUCKY.

>> OKAY THANK YOU. >> SO I APPRECIATE THAT.

THANK YOU. >> CHAIR: THANK YOU.

PAM? >> GOOD EVENING, PAM FROM THE

ALACHUA COUNTY COUNCIL OF PTA. MADAM CHAIR, BOARD MEMBERS, I

WANT TO LET YOU KNOW OF THE EVENTS WE ARE HAVING THIS MONTH,

IT'S A BUSY MONTH AND I WANTED TO INVITE YOU ALL TO COME OUT TO

OUR EVENTS. SATURDAY FEBRUARY 8th FROM

9:00 TO 12:00 AT HIDDEN OAK ELEMENTARY WE ARE GOING TO BE

HOLDING AN ACCEPTED TRAINING BUT THIS TRAINING IS ACTUALLY FOR

OUR COMMUNITY. I'M REALLY EXCITED TO HAVE A

SPEAKER FROM USF TO COME AND TALK TO US ABOUT THE CENSUS AND

WHAT THAT MEANS FOR OUR COUNTY. AND ALACHUA COUNTY HAS TO GAIN

FROM THE CENSUS THIS YEAR SO WE NEED TO GET OUR COMMUNITY

INVOLVED AND ENGAGED AS TO WHY THAT'S IMPORTANT.

SO WE'RE INVITING OUR COMMUNITY AS WELL AS YOU ALL TO COME OUT

AND HEAR THAT TALK AND ALSO JACKIE JOHNSON YOUR VERY OWN

JACKIE JOHNSON WILL BE DOING A TALK ON MEDIA AND WE'RE ALSO

HAVING A TALK ON WHAT SCHOOL BOARD MEMBERS DO TO EDUCATE OUR

MEMBERS AND THEIR COMMUNITY ABOUT THE ROLE OF A SCHOOL BOARD

MEMBER. SO YOU'RE ALL WELCOME TO COME.

ON THURSDAY FEBRUARY 20TH FROM 6 6:00 TO 8:00 WE HAVE OUR GENERAL

MEETING AT A. QUINN JONES. WE ARE GOING TO BE LEARNING MORE

ABOUT A QUINN JONES WAS AND WHAT HE DID FOR OUR COMMUNITY AND YOU

ARE ALL INVITED TO THAT AS WELL.

IT IS GOING TO BE OUR FOUNDERS DAY GENERAL MEETING, WHERE WE

CELEBRATE OUR FOUNDERS OF PTA. ALSO ON FEBRUARY 26th WE HAVE

OUR ESE WORKSHOP THAT WE WILL BE HOLDING AT TOWER ROAD AND THE

TITLE IS HELP ME HELP MY CHILD AND IT'S REALLY FOR FAMILIES

WITH YOUNGER CHILDREN NAT HAVE DEVELOPMENTAL ISSUES AND NEEDS

SOME DIRECTION AS TO WHAT KIND OF RESOURCES ARE HERE IN OUR

COMMUNITY. AND TO END IT ALL ON

FEBRUARY 29th WE HAVE OUR PTA REFLECTIONS ART PROGRAM THAT

WE'RE CELEBRATING 50 YEARS OF THE REFLECTIONS ART PROGRAM, AND

WE'RE SO EXCITED TO BE SENDING 15 SUBMISSIONS FROM ALACHUA

COUNTY TO FLORIDA STATE THIS YEAR.

SO WE'RE ROOTING THEM ON AND HOPEFULLY THEY'LL MOVE ON TO

NATIONAL AS WELL. SO YOU'RE INVITED TO THAT.

THAT'S AT HEADQUARTERS LIBRARY ON SATURDAY FROM 2:00 TO 4:00.

AND I JUST WANT TO THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT AND

BEING PARTNERS IN EDUCATION WITH THE -- AND THE PTA IN OUR

COMMUNITY. >> CHAIR: THANK YOU.

THANK YOU FOR ALL THAT YOU DO FOR OUR SCHOOLS.

>> QUESTION ON THE CENSUS. IS THAT MR. LOWERY DID SHE SAY?

>> CHAIR: I DON'T THINK SHE MENTIONED WHO WAS -- I'M SARE,

COME BACK. >> IT'S ACTUALLY HER NAME IS

NOREEN DOLLARED AND SHE IS A PROFESSOR AT THE UNIVERSITY OF

SOUTH FLORIDA. BUT THEY HOLD THE GRANT FOR KIDS

COUNT WHERE THEY DO ALL THE RESEARCH FOR KIDS COUNT AND THEY

CAN TELL US WHERE WHAT WE'RE DOING FOR OUR KIDS HERE SO SHE

IS COMING UP. WE MET HER LAST WEEK IN

TALLAHASSEE AND I ASKED HER TO COME UP AND SHE IS.

SO IT'S, I THINK IT'S HUGE FOR US, OUR COUNTY TO HAVE HER COME

AND SPEAK. ON ABOUT THE CENSUS AND ON ABOUT

KIDS COUNT AS WELL. OKAY?

>> THANK YOU, PAM. SANDY PARKER.

COME ON UP. >> GOOD EVENING, I'M SANDY

PARKER AND I THOUGHT FOR SURE I WOULD BE THE ONLY PERSON TALKING

ABOUT THE 2 2020 CENSUS TONIGHT BUT APPARENTLY NOT.

I WAS JUST POKING AROUND THE SCHOOL BOARD'S WEB SITE THIS

AFTERNOON, AND THE THOUGHT OCCURRED TO ME THAT I BELIEVE

THAT THE CENSUS WILL BE CAUGHT TAUGHT IN SCHOOLS THIS YEAR BUT

I DID WANT TO, I WAS REMEMBERING A COUPLE OF YEARS AGO WHEN WE

HAD THE SALES TAX VOTE THAT THERE WAS A LOT OF PAPERWORK

THAT WENT HOME WITH KIDS AND ADVERTISEMENTS AROUND THE SCHOOL

AND I WAS HOPING OR WONDERING IF THE SCHOOL SCHOOLS ARE GOING TO

HAVE THAT SORT OF MATERIAL TO BRING HOME TO THEIR PARENTS

BECAUSE IT'S HIGHLY CRITICAL THAT WE GET THE WORD OUT, THE

STATE'S NOT REALLY PUTTING MUCH MONEY BEHIND THE CENSUS THIS

YEAR AND A LOT OF TIMES WHEN WE TALK ABOUT EQUITY, IT SEEMS TO

BE SOME LOW-HANGING FRUIT THAT WE COULD PERHAPS TAKE ADVANTAGE

OF. THERE WAS AN UNDERCOUNTING

PROBLEM IN THE AREA IN 2010, AND SOME FOLKS PUT SOME NUMBERS

TOGETHER AND THEY'VE CALCULATED THAT ALACHUA COUNTY HAS LEFT

$390 MILLION ON THE TABLE DURING THE COURSE OF THE LAST DECADE

BECAUSE OF UNDERCOUNTING. THAT'S JUST FEDERAL MONEY GOING

TO ALACHUA COUNTY. AND IF WE CAN REDUCE ANY OF THAT

AND SOME OF THAT THEY HAVE COMPILED BASICALLY I THINK IT

WAS LIKE THE TOP 50 FEDERAL PROGRAMS WHERE FUNDS COME TO THE

STATE, I KNOW A PORTION OF THAT IS EDUCATION RELATED.

I KNOW THAT I THINK IT'S ONLY LITTLE LESS THAN 10% OF FEDERAL

FUNDS COME OR THIS SCHOOL BOARD'S BUDGET COMES FROM THE

FEDERAL GOVERNMENT. BUT STILL YOU'RE TALKING -- I

MEAN YOU'RE TALKING A GOOD CHUNK OF CHANGE THAT WE COULD BE

HELPING OUT OUR NEIGHBORS BY BEING ABLE TO GET MORE FUNDS

DIRECTED TO ALACHUA COUNTY VIA THE CENSUS.

AND IF WE CAN JUST, YOU KNOW, I'M WITH INDIVISIBLE GAINESVILLE

AND WE CAN RUN OFF SHEETS OF PAPER AND HAND THEM OUT TO

PEOPLE AND IT'S NOT A BIG COST TO PUT THEM IN THE KIDS'

FOLDER. COME APRIL 1st IS WHEN THEY

ARE GOING TO START TO REALLY -- I THINK IT'S MID-MARCH WHEN THEY

GET THE MATERIALS AND MAY 1st THEY START FILLING OUT

THE CENSUS SO THE MORE PEOPLE WE GET THE BETTER AND WHAT WE HAVE

31,000 STUDENTS SOMETHING LIKE THAT SO THAT'S A --

>> 29. THAT'S LOT OF HOUSEHOLDS WE CAN

REACH. >> ABSOLUTELY.

>> CHAIR: THANK YOU ALL FOR URIO -- YOUR TIME.

YOU HAVE MY INFORMATION IF YOU WANT TO REACH OUT AND GET MORE

INFORMATION. >> SURE.

>> AND I SENT AN E-MAIL EARLIER TODAY.

I CAN PUT YOU IN TOUCH WITH THE PEOPLE AND I GUESS SHE CAN TOO

THAT KNOW A LOT ABOUT IT SO WE CAN GET THE WORD OUT.

>> THANK YOU,. AND IT'S AN EXCELLENT IDEA.

REALLY. DID YOU WANT TO SPEAK?

>> WE'LL JUST HAVE MS. JOHNSON REACH OUT BECAUSE WE ACTUALLY

HAVE A MARKETING PLAN THAT WE'VE BEEN WORKING WITH ACTUALLY SHE

MAY WISH TO SPEAK TO JUST BRIEFLY BUT I KNOW THAT SHE CAN

REACH OUT TO YOU AND TELL -- >> THERE IS NO ONE ELSE ON THE

LIST TO SPEAK, SO IF MS. JOHNSON WOULD LIKE TO SAY A WORD?

OR TWO IS IN. >> THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

OBVIOUSLY THIS IS A ISSUE OF GREAT IMPORTANCE FOR THE ENTIRE

COMMUNITY AND CERTAINLY FOR THE SCHOOL SYSTEM.

SUPERINTENDENT CLARKE, MYSELF AND JENNY WEISS MET ACTUALLY

WITH A TEAM OF FOLKS FROM THE LOCAL CENSUS BUREAU I BELIEVE

BACK IN OCTOBER. AND AT THE TIME WE TALKED ABOUT

THEIR TWO BIGGEST PRIORITIES, ONE WAS HIRING CENSUS WORKERS,

AND THEN TWO OF COURSE GETTING PEOPLE TO FILL OUT THE CENSUS.

AND WE HAVE BEEN BASICALLY IN JUST ABOUT DAILY CONTACT WITH

THE FOLKS FROM THE LOCAL CENSUS BUREAU EVER SINCE THEN.

WE SENT OUT MASS E-MAILINGS TO EVERY PARENT TWO WEEKS AGO AND

THEN AGAIN LAST NIGHT ANOTHER ONE WENT OUT AT THE REQUEST OF

THE CENSUS BUREAU WITH INFORMATION ABOUT HIRING FOR

CENSUS WORKERS. WE ARE ACTUALLY HOSTING

RECRUITMENT FAIRS AT TWO OF OUR SCHOOLS DURING THIS, DURING THE

MONTH OF FEBRUARY ON SATURDAYS. SO FORT CLARKE FOR EXAMPLE WILL

BE OPEN THIS SATURDAY FROM 9 OCLAWK TO 2:00 AND THEY WILL BE

USING OUR COMPUTER LABS TO SIGN PEOPLE UP TO BE CENSUS WORKERS

AND THEN THE FOLLOWING WEEK IT'S GOING TO BE AT HOWARD BISHOP.

WE'RE ALREADY WE'VE GOT A CALENDAR FOR OUR PARENT ACADEMY

BUSES THAT WILL BE GOING OUT INTO THE NEIGHBORHOODS TO HELP

PEOPLE FILL OUT THEIR CENSUS FORMS.

AND THEN THERE ARE A NUMBER OF OTHER THINGS THAT WE'RE GOING TO

BE DOING SO WE'VE ALREADY DONE SOME MASS COMMUNICATIONS WITH

PARENTS AND THAT WILL OBVIOUSLY CONTINUE AS WE MOVE FROM THE

HIRING PRIORITY THAT THE CENSUS HAD HAS HAD UP UNTIL NOW INTO

THE ACTUAL GETTING PEOPLE TO FILL OUT THE CENSUS.

SO WE ARE DEFINITELY IN FREQUENT COMMUNICATION.

WE'VE BECOME DEFINITELY E-MAIL AND PHONE BUDDIES WITH THE FOLKS

AT THE CENSUS AND IN FACT I JUST HAD ANOTHER MEETING WITH THEM

WITH THREE OF THEIR REPRESENTATIVES LAST WEEK.

SO THAT IS DEFINITELY ONGOING. >> CHAIR: THANK YOU.

THANK YOU, MS. JOHNSON. SO IMPORTANT.

AND COUPLE OF FRIENDS OF MINE, RETIRED TEACHERS SIGNED UP TO BE

CENSUS WORKERS. GOOD PAY.

OKAY. WE ARE NOW AT THE CONSENT

AGENDA. SUPERINTENDENT CLARKE.

>> THANK YOU, MS. ROY. I RECOMMEND THE SCHOOL BOARD

APPROVE THE CONSENT AGENDA AS DESCRIBED IN ITEMS 1 THROUGH 9.

>> SO MOVED. >> SECOND.

>> IT'S BEEN MOVED BY MR. HYATT AND SECONDED BY DR. PAULSON.

ANY DISCUSSION? ON THAT?

HEARING NONE, ALL IN FAVOR? OPPOSED?

AND THE MOTION PASSES 5-0. ON THE ACTION ITEMS, WE HAVE

MR. RELLA SPEAKING ABOUT THE FINANCIAL AUDIT REPORTS.

>> THANK YOU, CHAIRMAN ROY. IF YOU MIGHT RECALL, OUR ANNUAL

FINANCIAL REPORT WAS APPROVED BY THE BOARD IN SEPTEMBER AND

SUBMITTED TO DOE SUBSEQUENT TO THAT.

WE HAD AN AUDIT TEAM, AN IN THE FIRM OF CPAs COME IN AND

REVIEW OUR AUDIT FOR OUR FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND ALSO

OUR INTERNAL CONTROLS IN THIS REPORT IS, IS THE RESULT OF

THAT. AND THIS IS FOR THE FISCAL YEAR

ENDING JUNE 30, 2019. THE SUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDS

THE SCHOOL BOARD APPROVE THE FINANCIAL AUDIT REPORTS AS

PRESENTED. >> SO MOVED.

>> IT'S BEEN MOVED BY MR. HYATT.

IS THERE A SECOND? >> SECOND.

>> BY MS. CERTAIN. AND YOU HAVE A QUESTION?

MS. CERTAIN? OKAY.

>> [INAUDIBLE] >> WE DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING IN

TERMS OF WHAT BOARD MEMBER CERTAIN IS -- SHE IS REFERRING

TO IS THE GASB 60 AND 87 -- 84 WHICH RELATES TO LEASES.

WE'RE CURRENTLY WORKING ON THAT.

AND THERE'S ANOTHER PRONOUNCNOUNCEMENT GASB 87

COME RELATES TO FIDUCIARY FUNDS.

IT'S STILL KIND OF A WORK IN PROGRESS.

WE'VE BEEN DOING SINCE OUR NEW PRONOUNCEMENT AND IT'S NOT LIKE

THEY GIVE YOU A TON OF TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE.

WE'VE GOT A GROUP OF CFOs FROM AROUND THE STATE WE'RE KIND OF

RACKING OUR BRAINS TRYING TO ADDRESS THAT.

WE DON'T HAVE A PLAN AT THIS POINT BUT WE WILL CERTAINLY HAVE

ONE IN THE NOT TOO DISTANT FUTURE.

>> OKAY. THANK YOU.

IS THERE ANY OTHER DISCUSSION? OH, MR. HYATT.

>> THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR. I JUST WANTED TO SAY JUST FOR

THE PUBLIC, WE ARE AUDITED AND AUDITED AND AUDITED.

AND THAT'S A GOOD THING. BECAUSE IT'S A PUBLIC'S MONEY.

IT'S NOT OUR MONEY. AND I JUST WANTED TO SAY THAT,

THAT WE'VE DONE VERY WELL. I THINK IF, YOU KNOW, EVERY YEAR

WE AUDIT OURSELVES, AND IS IT EVERY OTHER YEAR OR EVERY THIRD

YEAR WHERE THE TEAM FROM THE STATE COMES IN?

>> RIGHT SO WE DO AUDITS LOTS OF THEM SO WE HAVE IN TERMS OF OUR

FINANCIAL OPERATION, THERE'S PROBABLY 10 TO 15 THAT RELATE TO

FEDERAL GRANTS, AND FRS, DEPARTMENT OF -- SERVICES.

THE ONES THAT ARE KIND OF BIGGER ARE THE ANNUAL FINANCIAL REPORT

WHICH IS DONE EVERY THIRD YEAR BY THE AUDITOR GENERAL'S OFFICE

THEY COME SET UP SHOP IN OUR DISTRICT OFFICE AND AUDIT US FOR

ABOUT A YEAR OR YEAR TO YEAR AND A HALF.

VERY THOROUGH BUT YES WE ARE VERY FAMILIAR WITH THIS

PROCESS. IT KEEPS US CONSTANTLY ON THE

BALL MAKING SURE THAT WE'RE NOT HAVING ISSUES THAT WE'VE SEEN IN

OTHER AGENCIES. >> AND HAVING BEEN INTERVIEWED

BY THE AUDITOR, I WASN'T PREPARED FOR THAT.

I MEAN, I'M JUST SAYING NO ONE PREPARES, TELLS ME WHAT TO SAY.

IT'S A VERY TRANSPARENT PROCESS, AND I FOR ONE AS A CITIZEN, I

APPRECIATE THAT. BUT I JUST WANTED TO ASSURE

EVERYONE THAT WE FOLLOW EVERY JOT AND TITTLE OF REQUIREMENTS

FROM THE STATE, SO THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

>> CHAIR: THANK YOU, MR. HYATT. MS. CLARKE?

ALL RIGHT. WE HAVE HAD A MOTION AND A

SECOND. ALL IN FAVOR THEN OF THE

FINANCIAL AUDIT REPORT? AYE.

OPPOSED DID WE -- NO OKAY. OPPOSED?

HEARING NONE, ALL IN FAVOR THEN? THAT'S WHAT I SAID.

I THOUGHT WE HAD ALREADY DONE IT.

I'M SORRY. >> WE DID.

>> REALLY DONE IT DOUBLY. OKAY, WE'RE BACK TO CITIZEN

INPUT. DR. CATURBA, YOU'RE UP.

>> GOOD EVENING, MADAM CHAIR. BOARD MEMBERS, SUPERINTENDENT

CLARKE. I PROMISE YOU WERE KIND AND

ALLOWED ME TO SPEAK A LITTLE BIT LONGER SO I WON'T TAKE MY WHOLE

THREE MINUTES I HOPE. ONE THING I WANTED TO GIVE TO

YOU JUST AS A FOLLOW YUPP TO MY COMMENTS ABOUT GRADUATION RATES

BEING THE GOLD STANDARD BUT NOT THE WHOLE STORY PARTICULARLY IN

A COLLEGE TOWN, THIS IS A PAPER FROM THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF

SECONDARY SCHOOL PRINCE PLTZ TALKING ABOUT -- PRINCIPALS

TALKING ABOUT PREPARING ALL STUDENTS FOR POST-SECONDARY

SUCCESS SO IF I COULD GIVE THAT TO YOU TO READ JUST TO SEE WHERE

I'M COMING FROM AND THE TRENDS IN THE COUNTRY TO PAY MORE

ATTENTION TO THAT ASPECT OF IT. AND NOT JUST SAY WE'RE DONE.

THE OTHER THING I WANTED TO THANK MR. MOORE FOR SENDING ME

AN E-MAIL OF A PARTIAL PUBLIC RECORD REQUEST IN REGARDS TO MY

ONGOING CONVERSATION ABOUT CLARIFICATION ABOUT THE EQUITY

COMMITTEES OF THE EQUITY PLAN AND SINCE I DID SIT THROUGH MOST

OF YOUR RETREAT LAST WEEK, I DID GET SOME IDEA OF WHAT WAS GOING

ON BUT UNFORTUNATELY, ALL THE DISCUSSION STILL DIDN'T ANSWER

ALL MY QUESTIONS, AND I STILL HAVE NOT GOTTEN ANY OTHER

RESPONSE ABOUT MY QUESTIONS AND I'M JUST HEAR TO TELL YOU THAT.

IN REGARD TO, AND THERE WAS ALSO SOME CONFUSION I THINK ABOUT THE

OPEN LETTER THAT WAS SIGNED BY I DON'T KNOW WHAT IT WAS, 800 OR 9

HP PEOPLE AT THIS POINT ABOUT WHAT THE INTENT WAS, WHAT THE

MEANING OF IT WAS, ET CETERA, THIS BOOK WAS JUST PUBLISHED.

IT'S CALLED JUST SCHOOLS. AND I KNOW I TALKED TO MRS. ROY

ABOUT THE ARTICLE SHE PRESENTED IN THE RETREAT AND I SAID I

WANTED TO SHARE ONE WITH YOU AND I SAID WELL, WHAT THE HECK, WHY

DON'T I JUST COPY THEM FOR EVERYBODY.

IT'S THE FIRST CHAPTER FROM THIS BOOK ABOUT BUILDING EQUITABLE

COLLABORATIONS WITH FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES.

AND IT'S WRITTEN BY A JAPANESE-AMERICAN WOMAN

PROFESSOR. AND SO IT'S A LITTLE BIT

ACADEMIC IN NATURE BUT I THINK IT IS A GOOD WAY TO AT LEAST SEE

WHERE WE'RE COMING FROM IN TERMS OF ENGAGING MEANINGFUL

ENGAGEMENT OF COMMUNITIES AND FAMILIES.

SO IF YOU DON'T MIND IF I SHARE THAT WITH YOU, I COPIED A COUPLE

EXTRAS ONE FOR SUPERINTENDENT CLARKE AND I THINK A SPARE ONE.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >> CHAIR: THANK YOU, DR. KOT

DR. KOTERBA. OKAY.

>> WOULD Y'ALL LIKE THESE NOW OR TO PUT THEM IN YOUR MAILBOXES?

>> CHAIR: ALL RIGHT. WE HAVE FINISHED WITH CITIZEN

INPUT. IF THERE IS NO ONE ELSE WHO

WOULD LIKE TO SPEAK, AND NOW WE ARE AT BOARD MEMBER

SUPERINTENDENT REQUESTS. I SEE MS. CERTAIN AND

DR. MCNEALY. GO AHEAD, MS. CERTAIN.

>> THANK YOU. I WOULD JUST LIKE TO MAKE A

COMMENT. I -- [INAUDIBLE]

THIS MORNING I DIDN'T SEE IT LIVE BUT THERE WAS A CLIP I

GUESS ON TUESDAY MORNING ON TV 20 THEY ARE GOING TO PROFILE --

SO I DON'T KNOW IF THIS -- IF YOU WOULD HEAR WHEN I FIRST CAME

ON I DID AN EXTENSIVE PRESENTATION ON MS. A. QUINN

JONES FOR A NUMBER OF WEEKS BECAUSE I THINK WHAT HE DID IN

THE AREA WAS BRILLIANT BUT HE WAS THE PROFILE -- [INAUDIBLE]

HISTORY CENTER THERE WAS ON THIS MORNING ABOUT THREE MINUTES LONG

REAL NICE CLIP. I ENCOURAGE EVERYONE TO LOOK.

SHE MENTIONED TODAY IN HER BROADCAST WAS HOW THE

AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY SUPPORTED THEIR SCHOOL.

IT WAS DURING A PERIOD WHERE THEY WANTED TO CLOUDS THE SCHOOL

DOWN EARLY -- CLOSE THE SCHOOL DOWN EARLY.

HE WAS WORKING ON ACCREDITATION, AND TO KEEP THE SCHOOL FROM

BEING CLOSED DOWN THE PUBLIC -- RAISE ADDITIONAL MONEY.

RAISE MONEY OF $100 A WEEK TO KEEP THE SCHOOL OPEN THROUGHOUT

THE YEAR AND HE DID THAT. SO I THINK R IT'S GOOD FOR

ANYONE WHO HASN'T COME OUT WE ENCOURAGE THEM THAT WAS ONE

THING -- I DID MENTION THAT ON LAST SUNDAY THIS PAST SUNDAY I

WENT TO NEWBERRY TO THE LIBRARY, PUBLIC LIBRARY SYSTEM.

WE HAVE A WONDERFUL PUBLIC LIBRARY.

[INAUDIBLE] SO I, I SENT HER A CONTACT

INFORMATION TO THE PRINCIPAL AT -- ELEMENTARY -- [INAUDIBLE]

SO THAT'S ALL I WANTED TO MENTION.

>> CHAIR: MAYBE SHE COULD READ THE BOOK TO THE CHILDREN.

>> I THINK SHE PROBABLY WOULD BE A GOOD IDEA.

IT'S ILLUSTRATED BEAUTIFULLY. SO I DON'T KNOW WHO CAN --

SOMEONE LOCAL WHO DID IT BUT IT'S REALLY --

>> CHAIR: NICE. GOOD.

GOOD ON TWO COUNTS. OKAY.

AND DR. MCNEALY? >> THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR.

I MENTIONED DURING OUR WORKSHOP THIS AFTERNOON ABOUT A

POSSIBILITY OF RECRUITING RETIRED EDUCATORS.

I'M GOING -- AND I AM I WANTED TO BRING THIS UP PUBLICLY BUT

OUR WONDERFUL ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF FINANCE HAS

ALREADY ASKED ME SO HE'S INTERESTED.

WHAT DISTRICT AND MS. CERTAIN HELP ME WITH THAT, DUVAL,

SUPERINTENDENT, AND I TOLD YOU WHO SHE WAS RELATED TO IN THIS

DISTRICT. AND SO THAT MEANS THAT THERE IS

CONNECTION AND THAT IF WE CAN LEARN FROM OTHER STUDENTS AND

DISTRICTS WE NEED TO BE ABOUT THE BUSINESS AT HAND.

AND I C CAN NOT SEE WHY WE WOULDN'T JUMP ON THIS BECAUSE

TEACHERS ARE SO TIRED. TEACHERS NEED THE EXTRA SUPPORT

IN THEIR CLASSROOMS. AND WHAT BETTER PERSONS COULD

HANDLE THAT ARE THE TEACHERS THAT USED TO BE AT THOSE SCHOOLS

THAT WERE GREAT? SO I REALLY WANT THIS TO BE

LOOKED INTO, AND THAT WE WILL HELP THE INSTRUCTIONAL SIDE OF

OUR SCHOOLS WITH THESE MENTORS. AND PEOPLE, MENTORS THAT ARE

PAID. NOT VOLUNTEERS.

WE NEED PEOPLE I WOULD SAY MINIMALLY WHATEVER WE COULD GET

FROM THEM THE AMOUNT OF DAYS BUT WE NEED TO HAVE THIS.

NOW, I SAID SOMETHING GOOD BECAUSE ONE OF THE PERSONS WHO'S

RELATED TO THAT SUPERINTENDENT IS SITTING IN HERE, BUT NOW I

NEED TO SAY WHAT I WANT FOR THAT INDIVIDUAL AND THEIR EMPLOYEES.

I'VE ALREADY SAID IT TO MR. WHITE.

AND I ASKED THAT IT BE DONE BY MONDAY.

AND HE SAYS NO WAY, DOC, I CAN GET THAT DONE.

SO I GAVE HIM TILL TUESDAY. BUT I WANT THE EMPLOYEES

DISPATCHED AT TRANSPORTATION EXTENDED.

IT'S TOO MANY PEOPLE, IT'S NOT APPROPRIATE.

WE NEED MORE VENTILATION. AND WE NEED MORE SPACE IN THAT

AREA. THE DIRECTER OF TRANSPORTATION

EXPLAINED TO ME VIVIDLY AS WELL AS EXPLAINING MANUALLY TO ME WHY

THAT MAY NOT BE A POSSIBILITY AND WHY WE MIGHT NEED TO WAIT

FOR A COUPLE OF YEARS WHEN THE WHOLE COMPOUND IS -- AND I SAID

NO. ABSOLUTELY NO.

WE ARE TALKING ABOUT PEOPLE WHO WORK HARD EVERY DAY.

AND AS I WITNESS SUPERINTENDENT CLARKE, THERE WERE TWO BUS

DRIVERS WAITING TO BE ASSISTED, A DISPATCHER WAS SPEAKING TO

SOMEONE VIA THE RADIO ANOTHER DISPATCHER WAS SPEAKING TO

SOMEONE VIA -- IT WAS TOO MUCH. TOO MUCH NOISE, TOO MUCH

FRICTION. AND WE NEED TO HAVE THE BEST

TRANSPORTATION IN THE STATE. AND SO WHEN WE MAKE OUR

EMPLOYEES ACCESSIBLE AND HAPPY, THEN WE HAVE A HAPPY

DEPARTMENT. THIS IS WHAT I NEED, THIS IS

WHAT I'M REQUESTING, I'M HOPING FACILITIES AND TRANSPORTATION

WILL FOLLOW THROUGH WITH ME. NO LATER THAN TUESDAY.

THANK YOU, MADAM CHAIR. >> CHAIR: THANK YOU,

DR. MCNEALY. I JUST HAVE ONE THING.

IF THERE'S NO OTHER REQUESTS. AND THAT IS THAT IN OUR RETREAT,

WE GOT A UPDATED LIST OF OUR STUDENTS' ABSENTEEISM AND I

REALLY HAD A CHANCE TO STUDY THAT CAREFULLY THIS PAST WEEK,

AND IT JUST IS SHOCKING REALLY. AND IT REALLY EXPLAINS A LOT IN

MY OPINIO. FOR EXAMPLE, ONE OF OUR D

ELEMENTMENTRY SCHOOLS, A SCHOOL WITH A D, HAD 150 STUDENTS THAT

HAD MORE THAN 18 ABSENCES. AND 28 OF THOSE HAD MORE THAN 36

ABSENCES. NOW THIS IS A SCHOOL OF 683

STUDENTS, BUT IT'S MORE THAN 20% OF THE STUDENT BODY THAT HAS

BEEN OUT FOR 18 OR MORE DAYS AT THE LEAST.

AND EVERYBODY PROBABLY KNOWS THIS, BUT I'M GOING TO SAY THAT

THE LO LOWEST QUARTILE OF STUDENTS WHEN THE GRADE IS

FIGURED, THE LOWEST QUARTILE IS DOUBLED IN THE FIGURE THAT

AMOUNTS TO THE GRADE, SO IN THE FORMULA I SHOULD SAY.

SO IT'S COUNTED DOUBLE IN THE FORMULA OF ANY OTHER STUDENT.

AND TO ME IT SEEMS VERY OBVIOUS THAT THESE KIDS HAVE TO BE AMONG

THE LOWEST QUARTILE. AND IT'S JUST WE WONDER WHY A

SCHOOL GETS A D WHEN THEY ARE WORKING SO HARD AND ARE MAKING

IMPROVEMENTS BUT NEVER QUITE REACH THAT THRESHOLD TO BE A C.

AND YOU KNOW, WE JUST HAVE TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS

ABSENTEEISM. I SUGGESTED MORE TRUANCY

OFFICERS. WE HAVE OTHER SCHOOLS, ONE HIGH

SCHOOL SAD TO SAY HAS A 27.8% OF ITS STUDENTS 96 STUDENTS I DON'T

WANT TO SAY HOW MANY BECAUSE YOU'LL KNOW WHICH SCHOOL IT IS,

BUT 96 STUDENTS HAD 18 OR MORE DAYS OUT.

AND IT'S JUST, YOU KNOW, VERY APPARENT THAT IF THE KIDS AREN'T

IN SCHOOL THEY'RE NOT LEARNING, AND NOT DOING WELL ON THE TEST.

SO I ACTUALLY TALKED TO MS. CLARKE A LITTLE BIT BEFORE

THIS MEETING, AND SHE SAID THERE ARE A NUMBER OF EFFORTS BEING

MADE RIGHT NOW TO GET THESE STUDENTS TO SCHOOL.

COMMUNITY EFFORTS. AND SO I JUST WANTED TO BRING

THAT TO EVERYONE IT WAS ATTENTION THAT THAT --

EVERYONE'S ATTENTION THAT THIS IS A MAJOR PROBLEM WHEN IT COMES

TO THE SCOOMENTSDZ MAKING THE -- SCHOOLS MAKING THE GRADE.

AND THAT'S REALLY ALL. IF THERE'S NOTHING ELSE --

>> I HAVE MY LIGHT BACK ON. >> OH, DO YOU, I'M SORRY.

>> I FORGOT TO MENTION AND THIS IS NOT NEW TO THE

SUPERINTENDENT, BUT I'M, I SEE MRS. NEIL AS WELL IN THE

AUDIENCE. BUT I'VE SPOKEN TO BOTH OF THEM

ABOUT WHAT WE NORMALLY DO AT THIS PERIOD OF THE YEAR GOING

INTO THE SECOND FTE. AND I WOULD CERTAINLY LIKE TO

SAY PUBLICLY THAT ANY STUDENTS THAT MAY BE REVOKED AT THIS TIME

OF THE YEAR, WE ARE IN FEBRUARY, I WOULD LIKE THAT REVERSED.

WE SHOULD NOT BE MOVING CHILDREN AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR GOING

TO A NEW SCHOOL ESPECIALLY A D-A SCHOOL BUT ANY SCHOOL AS FAR AS

I'M CONCERNED BECAUSE THAT CHILD HAS TO LEARN THE NEW

ENVIRONMENT, THE NEW TEACHER, THE STRUCTURE, CURRICULUM, WAYS

IT'S JUST TOO MUCH AND IF WE HAVE NOT DONE THAT BEFORE NOW,

THAT'S ON US. WE NEED TO BE ABOUT COMMITMENT

TO THE SUCCESS OF EVERY STUDENT AND THEREFORE I'M ASKING THAT IF

WE HAVE ANY CHILDREN WHO NEED TO BE GOING TO A ZONED SCHOOL AT

THIS TIME OF THE YEAR, WHETHER IT'S BEHAVIOR, ATTENDANCE,

WHATEVER ELSE MIGHT BE THE CHARACTERISTIC, NO.

I WOULD SAY NOT AT THIS TIME OF THE YEAR.

AND I HOPE I CAN GET MY COLLEAGUES TO SAY THE SAME.

THANK YOU VERY MUCH. >> CHAIR: OKAY, DR. MCNEALY,

THANK YOU. I JUST WANTED TO MENTION THAT

THIS IS BLACK HISTORY MONTH, AND THE ARTWORK IN THE BOARDROOM

HERE AND THE BACK OF THE ROOM NOT NECESSARILY UP HERE, BUT IN

THE BACK OF THE ROOM -- -- >> [INAUDIBLE]

>> PARDON ME? >> THE FLORIDA HIGHWAY MEN ARE

AFRICAN-AMERICAN ARTISTS. >> I SEE, YES I REMEMBER I HAD

SEEN THIS. EARLIER.

OKAY. THAT MAKES SENSE.

HIGHWAY MEN. OKAY.

WELL, JUST BE SURE AND LOOK AT THE ARTWORK AND I THINK THAT THE

THOMAS CENTER GALLERY IS NOW OPEN WITH DISPLAYING OUR

STUDENTS' ARTWORK. SO YOU CAN STOP BY THERE TOO.

AND THAT'S IT, AND THIS MEETING IS ADJOURNED.

The Description of Business Meeting, 2/4/20