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>>> AS WE REARRANGED OUR LIVES >>> AS WE REARRANGED OUR LIVES TO ACCOMMODATE AN UN- VIRUS — TO ACCOMMODATE AN UN- VIRUS — UNINVITED VIRUS, FEW ASPECTS UNINVITED VIRUS, FEW ASPECTS WERE UNTOUCHED FROM VISITING WERE UNTOUCHED FROM VISITING GRANDPARENTS TO TOILET PAPER GRANDPARENTS TO TOILET PAPER EVERYTHING WAS IN AND OF PEOPLE EVERYTHING WAS IN AND OF PEOPLE SUCH AS THE EDUCATION SYSTEM SUCH AS THE EDUCATION SYSTEM THE CORONAVIRUS WAS TO SCHOOL THE CORONAVIRUS WAS TO SCHOOL THAT’S RIGHT COOL FOR SCHOOL THAT’S RIGHT COOL FOR SCHOOL TEACHERS, PARENTS AND STUDENTS TEACHERS, PARENTS AND STUDENTS WERE LEFT SCRAMBLING, THREE WERE LEFT SCRAMBLING, THREE MONTHS OF IMPROVISATION PUT A MONTHS OF IMPROVISATION PUT A TWIST ON THE CONCEPT OF TWIST ON THE CONCEPT OF SUBSTITUTE TEACHING, SHELLED SUBSTITUTE TEACHING, SHELLED SPORTS SEASONS AND CANCELED SPORTS SEASONS AND CANCELED PROBLEMS AND STRANGE VIRTUAL PROBLEMS AND STRANGE VIRTUAL GRADUATIONS GOT A LOT OF GRADUATIONS GOT A LOT OF ATTENTION BUT IT WAS MORE THAN ATTENTION BUT IT WAS MORE THAN THAT THAT WHAT WAS THE IMPACT ON LEARNING WHAT WAS THE IMPACT ON LEARNING WHAT WAS HAPPENING TO THE KIDS WHAT WAS HAPPENING TO THE KIDS PSYCHE AND THEIR SOCIAL PSYCHE AND THEIR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT DEVELOPMENT WE TURNED THE CORNER TO A NEW WE TURNED THE CORNER TO A NEW SCHOOL YEAR END THOSE QUESTIONS SCHOOL YEAR END THOSE QUESTIONS LINGER LINGER FRUSTRATIONS ERUPT OVER A LACK FRUSTRATIONS ERUPT OVER A LACK OF ANSWERS AND OVER DIVISIONS OF ANSWERS AND OVER DIVISIONS FOR THE BEST WAY FORWARD FOR THE BEST WAY FORWARD TONIGHT THE ANSWERS WE CAN FIND TONIGHT THE ANSWERS WE CAN FIND AS OF AUGUST 13, 2020 AS OF AUGUST 13, 2020 WE WILL GO TO HEALTH CLASS WE WILL GO TO HEALTH CLASS WHAT IS THE LATEST MEDICAL WHAT IS THE LATEST MEDICAL ADVICE ADVICE HOME AT, WHAT ARE WORKING HOME AT, WHAT ARE WORKING PARENTS TO DO PARENTS TO DO WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT THE DIGITAL WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT THE DIGITAL DIVIDE DIVIDE WILL WE ATTEMPT STUDY HALL, HOW WILL WE ATTEMPT STUDY HALL, HOW DO WE MAKE SURE KIDS ARE DO WE MAKE SURE KIDS ARE LEARNING LEARNING AND, WE HAVE CALCULUS AND, WE HAVE CALCULUS OUT IN THE WORLD WILL BE OUT IN THE WORLD WILL BE EQUITABLY FUND THE SCHOOLS IN EQUITABLY FUND THE SCHOOLS IN THE SHUFFLING PANDEMIC THE SHUFFLING PANDEMIC NOT ALL SCHOOLS ARE READY TO NOT ALL SCHOOLS ARE READY TO OPEN BUT OURS IS OPEN BUT OURS IS IT WAS OUR — IT IS OUR LIVE IT WAS OUR — IT IS OUR LIVE TOWN HALL ON CLICK ON DETROIT TOWN HALL ON CLICK ON DETROIT >> GOOD EVENING AND THANK YOU >> GOOD EVENING AND THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR THE EDUCATION FOR JOINING US FOR THE EDUCATION FOR ALL TOWN HALL FOR ALL TOWN HALL WE DO HAVE A ZOOM SCREEN FULL OF WE DO HAVE A ZOOM SCREEN FULL OF MAJOR DECISION-MAKERS WHEN IT MAJOR DECISION-MAKERS WHEN IT COMES TO HOW YOUR CHILDREN WILL COMES TO HOW YOUR CHILDREN WILL RETURN TO LEARN THIS FALL RETURN TO LEARN THIS FALL THIS IS A CRUCIAL WEEK THE THIS IS A CRUCIAL WEEK THE CALENDAR SAYS THEY HAVE UNTIL CALENDAR SAYS THEY HAVE UNTIL SATURDAY TO TURN INTO THEIR SATURDAY TO TURN INTO THEIR BACK-TO-SCHOOL PLANS WITH A BACK-TO-SCHOOL PLANS WITH A HABIT ON SO FRIDAY HABIT ON SO FRIDAY THIS IS THE 11th HOUR FOR THE THIS IS THE 11th HOUR FOR THE DISTRICTS DISTRICTS >> LET’S FIRST CONSIDER THE >> LET’S FIRST CONSIDER THE NUMBERS AS UP-TO-DATE THE STATE NUMBERS AS UP-TO-DATE THE STATE OF MICHIGAN HAS HAD 90,900 — OF MICHIGAN HAS HAD 90,900 — 90,392 CONFIRMED CASES OF 90,392 CONFIRMED CASES OF COVID-19, 6,289 MICHIGAN’S HAVE COVID-19, 6,289 MICHIGAN’S HAVE DIED FROM THE VERY SPIRIT AS THE DIED FROM THE VERY SPIRIT AS THE DISEASE CONTINUES TO SPREAD MANY DISEASE CONTINUES TO SPREAD MANY ARE TRYING TO GET ANSWERS TO THE ARE TRYING TO GET ANSWERS TO THE BASIC QUESTIONS SUCH AS BASIC QUESTIONS SUCH AS EDUCATION EDUCATION >> IF YOU GO TO THE COMMUNITY >> IF YOU GO TO THE COMMUNITY SCHOOLS, YOUR FIRST DAY STARTS SCHOOLS, YOUR FIRST DAY STARTS 20 DAYS AROUND 20 DAYS AROUND DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS, EASY FOR DETROIT PUBLIC SCHOOLS, EASY FOR ME TOO SAY, YOUR START DATE IS ME TOO SAY, YOUR START DATE IS 25 DAYS 25 DAYS WHETHER YOU ARE IN ANN ARBOR OR WHETHER YOU ARE IN ANN ARBOR OR SOUTHFIELD AND YOU START THE SOUTHFIELD AND YOU START THE SCHOOL REMOTELY YOU DO HAVE IN SCHOOL REMOTELY YOU DO HAVE IN PERSON OPTIONS THAT WE KNOW YOU PERSON OPTIONS THAT WE KNOW YOU HAVE QUESTIONS HAVE QUESTIONS >> INSTEAD OF HOPING YOU CAN PUT >> INSTEAD OF HOPING YOU CAN PUT TOGETHER THE INFORMATION TOGETHER THE INFORMATION YOURSELVES WE WILL GIVE YOU YOURSELVES WE WILL GIVE YOU ACCESS TO THE DECISION-MAKERS ACCESS TO THE DECISION-MAKERS WE HAVE BEEN COLLECTING YOUR WE HAVE BEEN COLLECTING YOUR QUESTIONS AND WE WILL TAKE THEM QUESTIONS AND WE WILL TAKE THEM DIRECTLY TO THE SOURCE DIRECTLY TO THE SOURCE >> SO YOU CAN SEE WE ARE REALLY ESTING THE INPUTS OF HOW ESTING THE INPUTS OF HOW YOU CAN GET ON ONE ZOOM SCREEN YOU CAN GET ON ONE ZOOM SCREEN FIRST LET ME MENTION THE FIRST LET ME MENTION THE SUPERINTENDENTS THAT WE HAVE SUPERINTENDENTS THAT WE HAVE JOINING US SPIRIT THE JOINING US SPIRIT THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE SCHOOL SUPERINTENDENT OF THE SCHOOL SYSTEM SYSTEM DR. WANDA COOK ROBINSON, THE DR. WANDA COOK ROBINSON, THE SUPERINTENDENT OF OAKLAND SUPERINTENDENT OF OAKLAND SCHOOLS SCHOOLS AND MICHAEL, THE INTERMEDIATE AND MICHAEL, THE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT WE ALSO HAVE WITH US, AND WE WE ALSO HAVE WITH US, AND WE WILL GO TO HIM THROUGHOUT THE WILL GO TO HIM THROUGHOUT THE EVENING, BECAUSE AS THE EVENING, BECAUSE AS THE QUESTIONS COME IN WE WANT TO QUESTIONS COME IN WE WANT TO MAKE SURE WE ARE GOING TO THE MAKE SURE WE ARE GOING TO THE SOURCE BEST SUITED TO ANSWER IT SOURCE BEST SUITED TO ANSWER IT REPRESENTATIVE PAM IS HERE SHE REPRESENTATIVE PAM IS HERE SHE IS IN THE HOUSE AND WE REPORTED IS IN THE HOUSE AND WE REPORTED EARLIER AT THE SENATE GOING BACK EARLIER AT THE SENATE GOING BACK TO SPECIAL SESSION ON SATURDAY TO SPECIAL SESSION ON SATURDAY ON WHETHER OR NOT WE SHOULD ON WHETHER OR NOT WE SHOULD FORCE IN SCHOOL LEARNING FORCE IN SCHOOL LEARNING >> ALSO THE DETROIT FEDERATION >> ALSO THE DETROIT FEDERATION OF TEACHERS AND OUR VERY OWN IS OF TEACHERS AND OUR VERY OWN IS HERE AS WELL HERE AS WELL THEY ARE ALL HERE TO ANSWER THEY ARE ALL HERE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS QUESTIONS LET ME START WITH DR. NIKOLAI LET ME START WITH DR. NIKOLAI GIVE ME A THOUGHT ABOUT WHERE WE GIVE ME A THOUGHT ABOUT WHERE WE STAND RIGHT NOW FROM YOUR STAND RIGHT NOW FROM YOUR PERSPECTIVE AS YOU WATCH THE PERSPECTIVE AS YOU WATCH THE ENTIRE SYSTEM TRYING TO COME ENTIRE SYSTEM TRYING TO COME TOGETHER TOGETHER THEIR OWN ANSWERS THEIR OWN ANSWERS WILL THAT WORK WILL THAT WORK CAN EVERYONE MOVE AT THE SPEED CAN EVERYONE MOVE AT THE SPEED THEY WANT TO THEY WANT TO >> THAT EVENING AND THANK YOU >> THAT EVENING AND THANK YOU FOR HAVING ME FOR HAVING ME I LOOK FORWARD TO THE I LOOK FORWARD TO THE CONVERSATION CONVERSATION NONE OF THIS IS EASY, I’VE BEEN NONE OF THIS IS EASY, I’VE BEEN DOING THIS FOR 20 YEARS AND I DOING THIS FOR 20 YEARS AND I HAVE NEVER FACED SOMETHING AS HAVE NEVER FACED SOMETHING AS CHALLENGING AS THIS AS A CHALLENGING AS THIS AS A PERSONAL OR PROFESSIONAL PERSONAL OR PROFESSIONAL NONE OF THIS IS IDEAL NONE OF THIS IS IDEAL WE DO HAVE SO MANY CONTRADICTORY

WE DO HAVE SO MANY CONTRADICTORY GUIDELINES FROM THE FEDERAL AND GUIDELINES FROM THE FEDERAL AND STATE LEVEL STATE LEVEL THERE IS GREAT EXCITING AND FEAR THERE IS GREAT EXCITING AND FEAR AMONGST THE EMPLOYEES, OUR AMONGST THE EMPLOYEES, OUR FAMILIES, BUT I CAN ONLY SPEAK FAMILIES, BUT I CAN ONLY SPEAK FOR THE PSD TO CREATE A PLAN FOR THE PSD TO CREATE A PLAN THAT EMPOWERS PARENTS TO MAKE THAT EMPOWERS PARENTS TO MAKE THE DECISIONS THEY THINK ARE THE DECISIONS THEY THINK ARE BEST FOR THEIR CHILDREN AS FAR BEST FOR THEIR CHILDREN AS FAR AS FACE-TO-FACE AND ONLINE AS FACE-TO-FACE AND ONLINE OBVIOUSLY IF THE GOVERNOR AT ANY OBVIOUSLY IF THE GOVERNOR AT ANY POINT FIELD THAT THE NUMBERS ARE POINT FIELD THAT THE NUMBERS ARE TOO HIGH TO OPEN SCHOOLS THEN WE TOO HIGH TO OPEN SCHOOLS THEN WE WILL ABIDE BY THAT WILL ABIDE BY THAT THAT GOES FOR THE STATE LOCAL THAT GOES FOR THE STATE LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS HEALTH DEPARTMENTS IF EITHER ENTITY, WHICH IS THE IF EITHER ENTITY, WHICH IS THE EXPERTS IN THIS SITUATION SAY IT EXPERTS IN THIS SITUATION SAY IT IS TOO DANGEROUS TO OPEN SCHOOLS IS TOO DANGEROUS TO OPEN SCHOOLS THEN WE WILL ABIDE BY THAT THEN WE WILL ABIDE BY THAT I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE DISTRICT IS NIMBLE AND FLEXIBLE DISTRICT IS NIMBLE AND FLEXIBLE SO WE CAN MOVE ACCORDINGLY BASED SO WE CAN MOVE ACCORDINGLY BASED ON THE GUIDANCE REQUIREMENTS PUT ON THE GUIDANCE REQUIREMENTS PUT FORTH BY THE STATE AND FEDERAL FORTH BY THE STATE AND FEDERAL GOVERNMENT GOVERNMENT >> I’D LIKE TO GO TO DR. WANDA >> I’D LIKE TO GO TO DR. WANDA COOK ROBINSON WHO IS A COOK ROBINSON WHO IS A SUPERINTENDENT SUPERINTENDENT OUR CURIOUS TO KNOW, YOUR OUR CURIOUS TO KNOW, YOUR THOUGHT PROCESS AND ALL OF THIS THOUGHT PROCESS AND ALL OF THIS BECAUSE WE ARE THAT CLOSE BECAUSE WE ARE THAT CLOSE >> YOU NOTE THIS IS A SHIFTING >> YOU NOTE THIS IS A SHIFTING LANDSCAPE LANDSCAPE A WEEK AGO I COULD HAVE SO DREW A WEEK AGO I COULD HAVE SO DREW THE MAJORITY OF SCHOOLS IN THE MAJORITY OF SCHOOLS IN OAKLAND COUNTY WOULD START OAKLAND COUNTY WOULD START FACE-TO-FACE INSTRUCTION BUT A FACE-TO-FACE INSTRUCTION BUT A WEEK LATER THE MAJORITY ARE WEEK LATER THE MAJORITY ARE DOING VIRTUAL DOING VIRTUAL WHAT WE ARE FINDING IS THAT ONE WHAT WE ARE FINDING IS THAT ONE SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL SIZE DOES NOT FIT ALL THE COMMUNITIES HAVE DIFFERENT THE COMMUNITIES HAVE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF RISK IN THE LEVELS OF RISK IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND EACH COMMUNITY, ENVIRONMENT AND EACH COMMUNITY, IN OAKLAND, HAS SURVEYED THEIR IN OAKLAND, HAS SURVEYED THEIR COMMUNITY, THEY HAVE SPOKE WITH COMMUNITY, THEY HAVE SPOKE WITH THEIR TEACHING STAFF AND IT IS THEIR TEACHING STAFF AND IT IS THOSE COMPONENTS THAT HAS HELPED THOSE COMPONENTS THAT HAS HELPED THEM TO MAKE A DECISION ON HOW THEM TO MAKE A DECISION ON HOW THEY NEED TO START SCHOOL THEY NEED TO START SCHOOL >> LET ME BURYING DOCTOR RANDY >> LET ME BURYING DOCTOR RANDY IN IN WHEN YOU ALL TALK WITH EACH WHEN YOU ALL TALK WITH EACH OTHER, AND I KNOW A LOT OF THE OTHER, AND I KNOW A LOT OF THE CONVERSATIONS I’VE BEEN GOING ON CONVERSATIONS I’VE BEEN GOING ON DO YOU FIND YOURSELVES ALL IN DO YOU FIND YOURSELVES ALL IN GENERAL AGREEMENT ARE — OR ARE GENERAL AGREEMENT ARE — OR ARE THERE SHARP DIVISIONS THAT MAY THERE SHARP DIVISIONS THAT MAY BE TEARING APART A UNIFORMED BE TEARING APART A UNIFORMED APPROACH APPROACH >> ACTUALLY THE AGREEMENT IS ON >> ACTUALLY THE AGREEMENT IS ON THE MOST IMPORTANT THING THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE HEAR FROM EVERYONE IN THE WE HEAR FROM EVERYONE IN THE FIELD AND THEY WANT THE KIDS FIELD AND THEY WANT THE KIDS BACK IN SCHOOL BACK IN SCHOOL THAT IS 1st AND FOREMOST THAT IS 1st AND FOREMOST IT WILL PROVIDE THE BEST IT WILL PROVIDE THE BEST EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS AND IT EDUCATION FOR STUDENTS AND IT ACTUALLY, THAT IS UNIVERSAL ACTUALLY, THAT IS UNIVERSAL WHERE THERE IS A DIFFERENCE AND WHERE THERE IS A DIFFERENCE AND IT IS WHAT DOCTOR COOK ROBINSON IT IS WHAT DOCTOR COOK ROBINSON SAID, WHEN IT COMES TO THEIR SAID, WHEN IT COMES TO THEIR ABILITY TO IMPLEMENT A SAFETY ABILITY TO IMPLEMENT A SAFETY GUIDELINE THAT WAS IDENTIFIED AT GUIDELINE THAT WAS IDENTIFIED AT THE STATE LEVEL THE STATE LEVEL SO I THINK THE REAL STRUGGLE FOR SO I THINK THE REAL STRUGGLE FOR SCHOOL DISTRICTS HAS BEEN THEY SCHOOL DISTRICTS HAS BEEN THEY WANT TO GET KIDS BACK IN SCHOOL WANT TO GET KIDS BACK IN SCHOOL IN EVERY WAY THEY CAN, BUT THEY IN EVERY WAY THEY CAN, BUT THEY JUST CAN’T IMPLEMENT THE SAFETY JUST CAN’T IMPLEMENT THE SAFETY RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WERE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT WERE OUTLINED THROUGH THE ROADMAP AND OUTLINED THROUGH THE ROADMAP AND THAT IS WHERE THEY ARE THAT IS WHERE THEY ARE STRUGGLING STRUGGLING >> I’VE HAD A LOT OF >> I’VE HAD A LOT OF CONVERSATIONS WITH THE CONVERSATIONS WITH THE SUPERINTENDENTS INCLUDING SUPERINTENDENTS INCLUDING MICHAEL DEVAULT MICHAEL DEVAULT WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO WEIGH IN WE WOULD LIKE YOU TO WEIGH IN FOR THIS PART OF THE ROUND FOR THIS PART OF THE ROUND TABLE TABLE >>> THANK YOU FOR HAVING US >>> THANK YOU FOR HAVING US HERE HERE IT IS A REAL DELIGHT TO BE HERE IT IS A REAL DELIGHT TO BE HERE I HAVE SIMILAR COMMENTS I WILL I HAVE SIMILAR COMMENTS I WILL ANSWER THIS WAY ANSWER THIS WAY WE HAVE UNITY IN THE COUNTY, WE HAVE UNITY IN THE COUNTY, EVERYONE HAS BEEN WORKING TO EVERYONE HAS BEEN WORKING TO FIND SOLUTIONS FIND SOLUTIONS WE HAVE EXPLORED ALL OF THE WE HAVE EXPLORED ALL OF THE OPTIONS AND TRY TO INCLUDE OPTIONS AND TRY TO INCLUDE EVERYONE IN THE DISCUSSION EVERYONE IN THE DISCUSSION WE HAVE GOTTEN GREAT COOPERATION WE HAVE GOTTEN GREAT COOPERATION WE HAVE PURCHASED PPE FOR THE WE HAVE PURCHASED PPE FOR THE STUDENTS IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT STUDENTS IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICT NOW NOW WE HAVE HAD GREAT CONVERSATIONS WE HAVE HAD GREAT CONVERSATIONS WITH OUR LOCAL DOCTOR, I WOULD WITH OUR LOCAL DOCTOR, I WOULD HAVE TO SAY IT IS THE SAME KIND HAVE TO SAY IT IS THE SAME KIND OF SITUATION TRYING TO FIND THE OF SITUATION TRYING TO FIND THE RIGHT BALANCE IN TRYING TO DO RIGHT BALANCE IN TRYING TO DO HYBRID AND REMOTE OPTIONS HYBRID AND REMOTE OPTIONS WE ARE ALL WORKING TOGETHER TO WE ARE ALL WORKING TOGETHER TO MAKE THE BEST DECISIONS FOR THE MAKE THE BEST DECISIONS FOR THE EMPLOYEES AND HOW WE CAN GIVE AN EMPLOYEES AND HOW WE CAN GIVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO ALL OF THE OPPORTUNITY TO ALL OF THE STUDENTS TO ACHIEVE WHAT THEY STUDENTS TO ACHIEVE WHAT THEY CAN IN THIS SITUATION CAN IN THIS SITUATION >> WE IN THE NEWSROOM TALK ABOUT >> WE IN THE NEWSROOM TALK ABOUT EVERY DAY IS LIKE TRYING TO TAKE EVERY DAY IS LIKE TRYING TO TAKE A SIP OUT OF THE FIREHOSE A SIP OUT OF THE FIREHOSE EVERY DAY THERE’S A NEW STUDY, EVERY DAY THERE’S A NEW STUDY, DR. NIKOLAI VITTI I AM CURIOUS DR. NIKOLAI VITTI I AM CURIOUS IF YOU FIND YOUR OPINION OF WHAT IF YOU FIND YOUR OPINION OF WHAT YOU SHOULD BE DOING CHANGE DAY YOU SHOULD BE DOING CHANGE DAY BY DAY OR HAS IT STAYED FAIRLY

BY DAY OR HAS IT STAYED FAIRLY CONSISTENT CONSISTENT IT’S BEEN CONSISTENT IT’S BEEN CONSISTENT I THINK WE ARE STILL WAITING I THINK WE ARE STILL WAITING CLARITY FROM THE STATE CLARITY FROM THE STATE THAT IS REGARDING FUNDING, A THAT IS REGARDING FUNDING, A POSSIBLE REQUIREMENT FOR POSSIBLE REQUIREMENT FOR FACE-TO-FACE LOOKING AT HOW FACE-TO-FACE LOOKING AT HOW ATTENDANCE WILL BE TAKEN, AND I ATTENDANCE WILL BE TAKEN, AND I THINK THOSE ARE SOME OF THE MOST THINK THOSE ARE SOME OF THE MOST SIGNIFICANT QUESTIONS BUT I SIGNIFICANT QUESTIONS BUT I THINK THE DATA WE ARE LOOKING AT THINK THE DATA WE ARE LOOKING AT IS THE INFECTION RATE IN THE IS THE INFECTION RATE IN THE CITY’S CITY’S SO AFTER A SEVEN DAY AVERAGE SO AFTER A SEVEN DAY AVERAGE GOING INTO SATURDAY WE WERE AT A GOING INTO SATURDAY WE WERE AT A 2.7 INFECTION RATE AND MOST 2.7 INFECTION RATE AND MOST EXPERTS ARE SAYING ANYWHERE EXPERTS ARE SAYING ANYWHERE BETWEEN 5-10 IS TOO HIGH BETWEEN 5-10 IS TOO HIGH THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF TEACHERS HAVE SAID THE SCHOOLS TEACHERS HAVE SAID THE SCHOOLS SHOULD NOT OPEN IF IT’S BEYOND SHOULD NOT OPEN IF IT’S BEYOND 5% 5% THAT IS THE NUMBER WE ARE THAT IS THE NUMBER WE ARE LOOKING AT CLOSELY LOOKING AT CLOSELY IF I WERE IN MIAMI RIGHT NOW OR IF I WERE IN MIAMI RIGHT NOW OR A SCHOOL DISTRICT IN FLORIDA I A SCHOOL DISTRICT IN FLORIDA I WOULD BE THE FIRST ONE CALLING WOULD BE THE FIRST ONE CALLING FOR THE CLOSURES OF SCHOOLS FOR THE CLOSURES OF SCHOOLS THAT RATE IS TOO HIGH BUT AT THAT RATE IS TOO HIGH BUT AT SOME LEVEL, WE HAVE TO BE SOME LEVEL, WE HAVE TO BE CONSISTENT IF WE ARE GOING TO CONSISTENT IF WE ARE GOING TO USE SCIENCE USE SCIENCE MOST SCIENCE WILL SAY IF YOU SAY MOST SCIENCE WILL SAY IF YOU SAY IN GENERIC TERMS YOU SHOULD NOT IN GENERIC TERMS YOU SHOULD NOT FULLY OPEN SCHOOLS AND YOU FULLY OPEN SCHOOLS AND YOU SHOULD NOT FULLY CLOSE THEM SHOULD NOT FULLY CLOSE THEM RIGHT NOW BUT I WOULD SAY RIGHT NOW BUT I WOULD SAY DIRECTLY THE INFECTION RATE DIRECTLY THE INFECTION RATE NUMBER IS WHAT WE ARE KEEPING NUMBER IS WHAT WE ARE KEEPING OUR EYE ON RIGHT NOW OUR EYE ON RIGHT NOW >> DR. WANDA COOK-ROBINSON DO >> DR. WANDA COOK-ROBINSON DO YOU FIND YOURSELF HOPPING FROM YOU FIND YOURSELF HOPPING FROM IDEAS OR HAVE YOU FOUND A IDEAS OR HAVE YOU FOUND A CONSISTENT SORT OF WAY TO LOOK CONSISTENT SORT OF WAY TO LOOK AT THIS AT THIS >> I’M SORRY THIS WAS FOR >> I’M SORRY THIS WAS FOR DR. WANDA COOK-ROBINSON DR. WANDA COOK-ROBINSON >> DID WE LOSE OUR? >> DID WE LOSE OUR? >> I’M SORRY RANDY LET ME LET >> I’M SORRY RANDY LET ME LET YOU WEIGH IN ON IT YOU WEIGH IN ON IT IS THE DATA THAT WE ARE BEING IS THE DATA THAT WE ARE BEING GIVEN EVERY DAY IS IT GIVEN EVERY DAY IS IT PROBLEMATIC OR HELPING YOU MAKE PROBLEMATIC OR HELPING YOU MAKE DECISIONS DECISIONS >> IS PROBLEMATIC BECAUSE >> IS PROBLEMATIC BECAUSE THERE’S SO MUCH OUT THERE THAT THERE’S SO MUCH OUT THERE THAT PEOPLE WANT TO HANG ONTO THEIR PEOPLE WANT TO HANG ONTO THEIR OWN SET OF DATA THAT THEY THINK OWN SET OF DATA THAT THEY THINK IS IMPACTFUL IS IMPACTFUL BUT YOU KNOW FROM A BIG PICTURE BUT YOU KNOW FROM A BIG PICTURE STANDPOINT THE ISSUE IS, IN STANDPOINT THE ISSUE IS, IN WAYNE COUNTY WE ARE HIGHER WITH WAYNE COUNTY WE ARE HIGHER WITH THE PERCENTAGE THAT DR. NIKOLAI THE PERCENTAGE THAT DR. NIKOLAI VITTI SAID VITTI SAID WHEN YOU GET CLOSE TO THAT, WHEN YOU GET CLOSE TO THAT, AGAIN THE CHALLENGE FOR OUR AGAIN THE CHALLENGE FOR OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT, THAT I HAVE IS SCHOOL DISTRICT, THAT I HAVE IS CAN WE IMPLEMENT THE CAN WE IMPLEMENT THE RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE ROADMAP RECOMMENDATIONS FROM THE ROADMAP TO REALLY MAKE PEOPLE FEEL LIKE TO REALLY MAKE PEOPLE FEEL LIKE WE HAVE THE RIGHT THINGS IN WE HAVE THE RIGHT THINGS IN PLACE PLACE SO IF WE ARE NEAR FIVE OR BELOW SO IF WE ARE NEAR FIVE OR BELOW FIVE, THAT NUMBER WILL FLUCTUATE FIVE, THAT NUMBER WILL FLUCTUATE AND IT IS HARD TO OPEN OR CLOSE AND IT IS HARD TO OPEN OR CLOSE SCHOOLS BASED ON THAT SO THEY SCHOOLS BASED ON THAT SO THEY OUR FOCUS ON WILL WE HAVE A SAFE OUR FOCUS ON WILL WE HAVE A SAFE ENVIRONMENT AS WE MONITOR THAT ENVIRONMENT AS WE MONITOR THAT GOING FORWARD GOING FORWARD THAT HAS BEEN THE BIG STRUGGLE THAT HAS BEEN THE BIG STRUGGLE EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT WHEN YOU LOOK AT A CHEMIST — MY WHEN YOU LOOK AT A CHEMIST — MY CAMPUS WITH 6,000 STUDENTS AND CAMPUS WITH 6,000 STUDENTS AND THREE HIGH SCHOOLS RIGHT NEXT TO THREE HIGH SCHOOLS RIGHT NEXT TO EACH OTHER, AND YOU GO TO EACH OTHER, AND YOU GO TO ANOTHER SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THEY ANOTHER SCHOOL DISTRICT AND THEY HAVE BORJA 50 STUDENTS, THEY ARE HAVE BORJA 50 STUDENTS, THEY ARE TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT ISSUES TWO COMPLETELY DIFFERENT ISSUES THAT IS WHAT YOU SEE VARIANCES THAT IS WHAT YOU SEE VARIANCES FROM SCHOOL DISTRICTS BUT AT FROM SCHOOL DISTRICTS BUT AT ISSUE, CAN THEY IMPLEMENT SAFETY ISSUE, CAN THEY IMPLEMENT SAFETY REQUIREMENTS THAT ARE OUTLINED REQUIREMENTS THAT ARE OUTLINED IN THE ROADMAP IN THE ROADMAP >> VERY DIFFICULT RIGHT NOW TO >> VERY DIFFICULT RIGHT NOW TO BE A SUPERINTENDENT SO WHAT ARE BE A SUPERINTENDENT SO WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS, JUST THE YOUR THOUGHTS, JUST THE INFORMATION INFORMATION >> MY JOB, EASY TO WHAT PARENTS >> MY JOB, EASY TO WHAT PARENTS HAVE TO DO, VERY EASY HAVE TO DO, VERY EASY WE HAD A MEETING LAST NIGHT WE HAD A MEETING LAST NIGHT WHERE SOME TEACHERS GAVE A WHERE SOME TEACHERS GAVE A PRESENTATION AND TALKED ABOUT PRESENTATION AND TALKED ABOUT THE DIFFICULTIES OF HAVING TO GO THE DIFFICULTIES OF HAVING TO GO BACK TO THE CLASSROOM AND THEIR BACK TO THE CLASSROOM AND THEIR CONCERNS CONCERNS ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD I ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ROAD I HAD SPECIAL-NEEDS PARENTS WHO HAD SPECIAL-NEEDS PARENTS WHO WORK BEGGING AND TALKING ABOUT WORK BEGGING AND TALKING ABOUT THE NEED TO HAVE THEIR STUDENTS THE NEED TO HAVE THEIR STUDENTS SERVICE SERVICE SO MY JOB IS EASY COMPARED TO SO MY JOB IS EASY COMPARED TO THE BURDEN THAT THEY HAVE OR A THE BURDEN THAT THEY HAVE OR A SINGLE PARENT MOTHER TRYING TO SINGLE PARENT MOTHER TRYING TO GET EDUCATION FOR A KID WITH ANY GET EDUCATION FOR A KID WITH ANY KIND OF LEARNING DISABILITIES KIND OF LEARNING DISABILITIES THIS JOB IS EASY RIGHT HERE THIS JOB IS EASY RIGHT HERE COMPARED TO WHAT THE PARENTS ARE COMPARED TO WHAT THE PARENTS ARE FACING IN THE METROPOLITAN AREA FACING IN THE METROPOLITAN AREA >> BUT WE CAN’T LEAVE OUT THE >> BUT WE CAN’T LEAVE OUT THE TEACHERS, WE DO HAVE REPS FROM TEACHERS, WE DO HAVE REPS FROM THE UNIONS, THE DETROIT THE UNIONS, THE DETROIT FEDERATION OF TEACHERS FEDERATION OF TEACHERS REPRESENTS MORE THAN 2,000 REPRESENTS MORE THAN 2,000 TEACHERS TEACHERS I WANT TO START WITH YOU I WANT TO START WITH YOU YOU HAVE BEEN NEGOTIATING A NEW YOU HAVE BEEN NEGOTIATING A NEW CONTRACT THAT IS, SUPPOSED TO CONTRACT THAT IS, SUPPOSED TO INCLUDE A COVID-19 BECAUSE INCLUDE A COVID-19 BECAUSE WHAT SHOULD PARENTS KNOW TODAY WHAT SHOULD PARENTS KNOW TODAY ABOUT THAT? ABOUT THAT? ME PART OF THE CONVERSATION ME PART OF THE CONVERSATION WE ARE IN TALKS, NOT ONLY ABOUT WE ARE IN TALKS, NOT ONLY ABOUT COVID-19 RETURN BUT ABOUT, COVID-19 RETURN BUT ABOUT, RENEWING OUR CONTRACT FOR THE RENEWING OUR CONTRACT FOR THE NEXT COMING YEAR

NEXT COMING YEAR AND WHILE THE TALKS ARE GOING AND WHILE THE TALKS ARE GOING SLOW, WE HAVE BEEN MAKING SLOW, WE HAVE BEEN MAKING PROGRESS IN MANY AREAS PROGRESS IN MANY AREAS OBVIOUSLY IT REMAINS A OBVIOUSLY IT REMAINS A CHALLENGE CHALLENGE B-UPPERCASE-LETTER RETURN AND B-UPPERCASE-LETTER RETURN AND HOW DO WE DO IT SAFELY HOW DO WE DO IT SAFELY HOW DO WE ENSURE EVERYONE THAT HOW DO WE ENSURE EVERYONE THAT THERE IS A REASONABLE ASSURANCE, THERE IS A REASONABLE ASSURANCE, THAT THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT THAT THE RECOMMENDATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE BY THE CDC AND HAVE BEEN MADE BY THE CDC AND OTHER ENTITIES WILL BE UPHELD OTHER ENTITIES WILL BE UPHELD HOW DO WE ENSURE THAT WE HAVE HOW DO WE ENSURE THAT WE HAVE PROPER PPE AND THERE ARE PROPER PPE AND THERE ARE CLEANING PRODUCTS PROVIDED TO CLEANING PRODUCTS PROVIDED TO THE TEACHERS THE TEACHERS THERE WAS A — HOW DO WE ENSURE THERE WAS A — HOW DO WE ENSURE THERE IS PROPER VENTILATION AND THERE IS PROPER VENTILATION AND THE BUILDINGS HAVE MADE NATIONAL THE BUILDINGS HAVE MADE NATIONAL NEWS IN THE PAST WITH VERY POOR NEWS IN THE PAST WITH VERY POOR VENTILATION AND OTHER ISSUES VENTILATION AND OTHER ISSUES WE KNOW THERE BEEN SOME OTHER WE KNOW THERE BEEN SOME OTHER IMPROVEMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN IMPROVEMENTS THAT HAVE BEEN MADE MADE AND SO WITH ALL OF THAT, IT AND SO WITH ALL OF THAT, IT REMAINS WITH MANY OF OUR STAFF REMAINS WITH MANY OF OUR STAFF MEMBERS AND EMPLOYEES, THERE IS MEMBERS AND EMPLOYEES, THERE IS LITERALLY A FEAR OF RETURNING TO LITERALLY A FEAR OF RETURNING TO FACE-TO-FACE INSTRUCTION IN THE FACE-TO-FACE INSTRUCTION IN THE FALL FALL >> AND I KNOW PAULA WHO >> AND I KNOW PAULA WHO REPRESENTS THE MAJORITY OF THE REPRESENTS THE MAJORITY OF THE TEACHERS MORE THAN 120,000, WHAT TEACHERS MORE THAN 120,000, WHAT ARE THEY TELLING YOU ABOUT THESE ARE THEY TELLING YOU ABOUT THESE VARIOUS BACK-TO-SCHOOL PLANS AND VARIOUS BACK-TO-SCHOOL PLANS AND HOW THEY WILL AFFECT ACTUAL HOW THEY WILL AFFECT ACTUAL LEARNING AND STUDENT RETENTION LEARNING AND STUDENT RETENTION >> THANK YOU PAULA FOR THE >> THANK YOU PAULA FOR THE QUESTION QUESTION I APPRECIATE BEING HERE I APPRECIATE BEING HERE IT VARIES FROM AREA TO AREA BUT IT VARIES FROM AREA TO AREA BUT THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE ARE HEARING IS BEING PART OF THE HEARING IS BEING PART OF THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE PLANS THAT DEVELOPMENT OF THE PLANS THAT EACH SCHOOL SYSTEM IS PUTTING EACH SCHOOL SYSTEM IS PUTTING FORWARD FORWARD WE REPRESENT 1100 LOCALS IN 550 WE REPRESENT 1100 LOCALS IN 550 SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND ALL 83 SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND ALL 83 COUNTIES OF MICHIGAN COUNTIES OF MICHIGAN WHAT MADE BE TRUE THERE MAY NOT WHAT MADE BE TRUE THERE MAY NOT BE TRUE IN SOUTHFIELD BE TRUE IN SOUTHFIELD WHAT MAY BE TRUE IN ONE MAY NOT WHAT MAY BE TRUE IN ONE MAY NOT BE TRUE IN OTHER AREAS BE TRUE IN OTHER AREAS SO WE REALLY BELIEVE IN THE SO WE REALLY BELIEVE IN THE PROCESS PROCESS WE HAVE EMPOWERED OUR LOCAL WE HAVE EMPOWERED OUR LOCAL LEADERS TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE LEADERS TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE PART OF THE PROCESS PART OF THE PROCESS SUBJECTS OF BARGAINING SO THEY SUBJECTS OF BARGAINING SO THEY HAVE TO BE ENGAGED IN THE HAVE TO BE ENGAGED IN THE CONVERSATIONS CONVERSATIONS NOT ONLY TO ENSURE THE SAFETY NOT ONLY TO ENSURE THE SAFETY AND HEALTH OF MEMBERS BUT THE AND HEALTH OF MEMBERS BUT THE COMMUNITIES WHICH THEY SERVE COMMUNITIES WHICH THEY SERVE THESE ISSUES ARE NOT BEING THESE ISSUES ARE NOT BEING TAUGHT OF AND VALUING THE FACT TAUGHT OF AND VALUING THE FACT THAT TEACHERS AND EDUCATORS AND THAT TEACHERS AND EDUCATORS AND EDUCATION SUPPORT WHO REPRESENT EDUCATION SUPPORT WHO REPRESENT THE GROUP, WHETHER YOU ARE AN THE GROUP, WHETHER YOU ARE AN EDUCATOR IN THE KITCHEN OR ON EDUCATOR IN THE KITCHEN OR ON THE BUS OR MAINTENANCE, THAT YOU THE BUS OR MAINTENANCE, THAT YOU HAVE FAMILIES TOO HAVE FAMILIES TOO AND IF YOU ARE GOING TO WORK AND IF YOU ARE GOING TO WORK EVERY DAY, OR EVERY OTHER DAY IF EVERY DAY, OR EVERY OTHER DAY IF IT IS A BLENDED LEARNING PLANS IT IS A BLENDED LEARNING PLANS THAT YOU ARE GOING HOME TO THAT YOU ARE GOING HOME TO FAMILIES YOURSELF FAMILIES YOURSELF THAT IS WHY IT IS CRITICAL THAT THAT IS WHY IT IS CRITICAL THAT THEY ARE PART OF THE THEY ARE PART OF THE DECISION-MAKING SCENARIOS AND DECISION-MAKING SCENARIOS AND THEY ARE PROBLEM SOLVERS IN THIS THEY ARE PROBLEM SOLVERS IN THIS WORK TO ENSURE STUDENTS GET THE WORK TO ENSURE STUDENTS GET THE BEST EDUCATION THAT THEY CAN BEST EDUCATION THAT THEY CAN UNDERSTANDING THE CIRCUMSTANCES UNDERSTANDING THE CIRCUMSTANCES THAT ARE REAL IN THE COMMUNITY THAT ARE REAL IN THE COMMUNITY >> JUST A QUICK FOLLOW UP >> JUST A QUICK FOLLOW UP AND I WANT PARENTS TO WEIGH IN AND I WANT PARENTS TO WEIGH IN WHETHER YOU FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE WHETHER YOU FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE BEEN AT THE TABLE SO YOUR BEEN AT THE TABLE SO YOUR TEACHERS FEEL SAFE ENOUGH TEACHERS FEEL SAFE ENOUGH RETURNING I CAN TELL YOU THE RETURNING I CAN TELL YOU THE STRONGEST PLANS WE HAVE RIGHT STRONGEST PLANS WE HAVE RIGHT NOW AND THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN NOW AND THOSE THAT HAVE BEEN TURNED IN ARE THE ONES THAT HAVE TURNED IN ARE THE ONES THAT HAVE BEEN WORKED ON WITH THE STAFF BEEN WORKED ON WITH THE STAFF AND OUR MEMBERS ACROSS THE AND OUR MEMBERS ACROSS THE STATE STATE WHERE THEY ARE HAVING PROBLEMS, WHERE THEY ARE HAVING PROBLEMS, WHERE THEY ARE NOT ALLOWING WHERE THEY ARE NOT ALLOWING EDUCATORS TO BE PART OF THE EDUCATORS TO BE PART OF THE PROCESS THAT IS WHERE THE HOLDUP PROCESS THAT IS WHERE THE HOLDUP IS IS WE HAVE HAD SOME DISTRICTS THAT WE HAVE HAD SOME DISTRICTS THAT HAVE SAID HERE IS THE PLAN, WHAT HAVE SAID HERE IS THE PLAN, WHAT DO YOU THINK, THAT IS NOT DO YOU THINK, THAT IS NOT BARGAINING BARGAINING SO IN THOSE INSTANCES WHEN WE SO IN THOSE INSTANCES WHEN WE ARE NOT ALLOWED A VOICE AT THE ARE NOT ALLOWED A VOICE AT THE TABLE WE DO THE THINGS THAT WE TABLE WE DO THE THINGS THAT WE ARE LEGALLY ALLOWED TO DO TO ARE LEGALLY ALLOWED TO DO TO MAKE SURE OUR VOICE IS PART OF MAKE SURE OUR VOICE IS PART OF THE PROCESS THE PROCESS >> TURNS WHAT WOULD YOU SAY? >> TURNS WHAT WOULD YOU SAY? >> WE HAVEN’T BEEN PART OF THE >> WE HAVEN’T BEEN PART OF THE PROCESS TO PAUL THIS POINT PROCESS TO PAUL THIS POINT THERE WAS A PLAN BY THE THERE WAS A PLAN BY THE DISTRICT, IT WAS AN ISSUE AND DISTRICT, IT WAS AN ISSUE AND PUT OUT IN THE GENERAL PUBLIC PUT OUT IN THE GENERAL PUBLIC WITHOUT THE TEACHERS INPUT AND WITHOUT THE TEACHERS INPUT AND WE FOUND THAT VERY DISTURBING WE FOUND THAT VERY DISTURBING AND LOOK, WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE AND LOOK, WE HAVE PEOPLE WHO ARE READY TO TEACH YOU WANT TO GO READY TO TEACH YOU WANT TO GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND TEACH BUT BACK TO SCHOOL AND TEACH BUT DON’T FEEL IT IS SAFE TO DO SO DON’T FEEL IT IS SAFE TO DO SO FACE-TO-FACE FACE-TO-FACE WE CERTAINLY ENCOURAGE THE WE CERTAINLY ENCOURAGE THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ENCOURAGE THE

SCHOOL DISTRICT TO ENCOURAGE THE TALKS THEY’VE HAD RECENTLY AND TALKS THEY’VE HAD RECENTLY AND RECENTLY WE HAVE BEEN TALKING RECENTLY WE HAVE BEEN TALKING MORE RECENTLY ABOUT WHAT THAT MORE RECENTLY ABOUT WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE RETURNING TO SCHOOL LOOKS LIKE RETURNING TO SCHOOL BUT INITIALLY THOSE PLANS WERE BUT INITIALLY THOSE PLANS WERE NOT INCLUDING TEACHERS IN THE NOT INCLUDING TEACHERS IN THE CONVERSATION CONVERSATION >> SO IN THE BRADY BUNCH GRAPHIC >> SO IN THE BRADY BUNCH GRAPHIC WE HAVE, RIGHT ABOVE YOU IS THE WE HAVE, RIGHT ABOVE YOU IS THE SUPERINTENDENT OF DETROIT SUPERINTENDENT OF DETROIT SCHOOLS SCHOOLS DR. NIKOLAI VITTI TALK ABOUT THE DR. NIKOLAI VITTI TALK ABOUT THE CONCERNS YOU HAVE HEARD CONCERNS YOU HAVE HEARD SOME FEEL THEY HAVE BEEN LEFT SOME FEEL THEY HAVE BEEN LEFT OUT AND THE EARLIER.ABOUT THE OUT AND THE EARLIER.ABOUT THE HEALTH FACTOR OF FACILITIES, AIR HEALTH FACTOR OF FACILITIES, AIR CIRCULATION AND THAT SORT OF CIRCULATION AND THAT SORT OF THING THING >> SO THERE HAS BEEN PLENTY OF >> SO THERE HAS BEEN PLENTY OF PLANS THAT HAVE BEEN ISSUED FROM PLANS THAT HAVE BEEN ISSUED FROM THE CDC AND THE GOVERNORS THE CDC AND THE GOVERNORS RETURNED TO THE TASK FORCE THAT RETURNED TO THE TASK FORCE THAT OUTLINES THE SAFETY STRATEGIES OUTLINES THE SAFETY STRATEGIES THAT HAVE TO BE IMPLEMENTED IF THAT HAVE TO BE IMPLEMENTED IF THERE IS FACE-TO-FACE THERE IS FACE-TO-FACE AGAIN IF THE GOVERNOR, STATE AGAIN IF THE GOVERNOR, STATE LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS STATE LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS STATE THAT IT IS UNSAFE TO DO THAT IT IS UNSAFE TO DO FACE-TO-FACE THEN WE WON’T FACE-TO-FACE THEN WE WON’T BUT WHAT WE CAN’T SAY AS A BUT WHAT WE CAN’T SAY AS A DISTRICT, UNLIKE OTHERS, WE DO DISTRICT, UNLIKE OTHERS, WE DO HAVE THE RESOURCES TO IMPLEMENT HAVE THE RESOURCES TO IMPLEMENT THE COVID STRATEGIES THE COVID STRATEGIES WE RECEIVE MONEY TO IMPLEMENT WE RECEIVE MONEY TO IMPLEMENT THE COVID STRATEGIES WITH THE COVID STRATEGIES WITH TEMPERATURE CHECK MACHINES TEMPERATURE CHECK MACHINES MORE NURSES FOR EACH BUILDING MORE NURSES FOR EACH BUILDING HIS SYMPTOMS CHECK PROCESS HIS SYMPTOMS CHECK PROCESS DEEPER CLEANING OF BUSES IN DEEPER CLEANING OF BUSES IN CLASSROOMS CLASSROOMS PPE FOR ALL STUDENTS PPE FOR ALL STUDENTS SO YOU CAN’T RATE OUR PLAN AND SO YOU CAN’T RATE OUR PLAN AND NOT SEE THE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS NOT SEE THE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS PORCH PPE PORCH PPE WHEN WE RELEASED OUR PLAN WE HAD WHEN WE RELEASED OUR PLAN WE HAD 1200 PEOPLE PARTICIPATING IN 1200 PEOPLE PARTICIPATING IN VIRTUAL MEETINGS ABOUT THE PLAN VIRTUAL MEETINGS ABOUT THE PLAN FEEDBACK COULD BE GIVEN FEEDBACK COULD BE GIVEN REGARDING WHAT COULD WORK AND REGARDING WHAT COULD WORK AND WHAT NEEDED TO WORK WHAT NEEDED TO WORK THERE WERE CHANGES MADE BEFORE THERE WERE CHANGES MADE BEFORE THE FINAL DRAFT PLAN WAS GIVEN THE FINAL DRAFT PLAN WAS GIVEN TO THE BOARD FOR APPROVAL TO THE BOARD FOR APPROVAL AFTER THE BOARD APPROVED THE AFTER THE BOARD APPROVED THE PLAN, OVER NINE COMMUNITY PLAN, OVER NINE COMMUNITY MEETINGS, WE HAVE ENGAGED 20,000 MEETINGS, WE HAVE ENGAGED 20,000 INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL STAKEHOLDERS STAKEHOLDERS DOES THAT MEAN EVERYONE AGREES DOES THAT MEAN EVERYONE AGREES WITH THE PLAN, NO WITH THE PLAN, NO BUT IT IS REALLY HARD TO DIG A BUT IT IS REALLY HARD TO DIG A PLAN THIS COMPLEX WHEN YOU HAVE PLAN THIS COMPLEX WHEN YOU HAVE MULTIPLE PEOPLE WANTING MULTIPLE PEOPLE WANTING DIFFERENT THINGS DIFFERENT THINGS WE WANT PARENTS, RIGHT NOW WE WE WANT PARENTS, RIGHT NOW WE HAVE ENGAGED ALMOST 70% OF THE HAVE ENGAGED ALMOST 70% OF THE PARENTS AND 20-30% WANT FACE TO PARENTS AND 20-30% WANT FACE TO FACE INSTRUCTION FACE INSTRUCTION ARE WE GOING TO IGNORE THE VOICE ARE WE GOING TO IGNORE THE VOICE OF 20,000 PARENTS ABOUT FACE TO OF 20,000 PARENTS ABOUT FACE TO FACE AS THE STATE SAYS — CAN I FACE AS THE STATE SAYS — CAN I JUMP IN THERE JUMP IN THERE LET ME JUST JUMP IN FOR A QUICK LET ME JUST JUMP IN FOR A QUICK MINUTE MINUTE >> REALLY QUICKLY >> REALLY QUICKLY THERE HAS BEEN ENGAGEMENT THERE HAS BEEN ENGAGEMENT THE QUESTION IS, HOW DO YOU MOVE THE QUESTION IS, HOW DO YOU MOVE FORWARD WITH TRYING TO KEEP FORWARD WITH TRYING TO KEEP EVERYONE’S INTERESTS IN MIND AND EVERYONE’S INTERESTS IN MIND AND IT’S NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO DO IT’S NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO DO THAT THAT SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO MAKE SOMETIMES YOU JUST HAVE TO MAKE HARD DECISIONS BASED ON WHAT YOU HARD DECISIONS BASED ON WHAT YOU THINK IS IN THE BEST INTERESTS THINK IS IN THE BEST INTERESTS OF STUDENTS AND PROBLEM SOLVE OF STUDENTS AND PROBLEM SOLVE JUST LIKE PAULA SAID ARE WE JUST LIKE PAULA SAID ARE WE PROBLEM SOLVING AND OWNING THE PROBLEM SOLVING AND OWNING THE PROCESS AND I WE SIMPLY SAYING PROCESS AND I WE SIMPLY SAYING WE DO NOT WANT TO DO IT WE DO NOT WANT TO DO IT >> SO WE WANT TO MOVE ON QUICKLY >> SO WE WANT TO MOVE ON QUICKLY BUT I DO WANT TO ADDRESS THE BUT I DO WANT TO ADDRESS THE FACT THAT THE QUESTION ON THE FACT THAT THE QUESTION ON THE TABLE IS, THE PERSON RIGHT BELOW TABLE IS, THE PERSON RIGHT BELOW YOU IS TERRENCE MARTIN, YOU IS TERRENCE MARTIN, PRESIDENT OF DFT AND HIS THOUGHT PRESIDENT OF DFT AND HIS THOUGHT IS TEACHERS HAVE NOT BEEN IS TEACHERS HAVE NOT BEEN INVOLVED INVOLVED YOU TALK ABOUT THE PEOPLE IN THE YOU TALK ABOUT THE PEOPLE IN THE STAKEHOLDERS BUT I WANT YOU TO STAKEHOLDERS BUT I WANT YOU TO ADDRESS AND I THINK THAT IS ADDRESS AND I THINK THAT IS DEVON’S QUESTION, TO ADDRESS DEVON’S QUESTION, TO ADDRESS WHAT TERRENCE WAS SAYING, HE WHAT TERRENCE WAS SAYING, HE FEELS THAT TEACHERS IN YOUR FEELS THAT TEACHERS IN YOUR DISTRICT HAVE NOT BEEN AT THE DISTRICT HAVE NOT BEEN AT THE TABLE ENOUGH TO HAVE ENOUGH TABLE ENOUGH TO HAVE ENOUGH INPUT SO THEY FEEL SAFE GOING INPUT SO THEY FEEL SAFE GOING BACK TO THE CLASSROOMS BACK TO THE CLASSROOMS >> I CAN GUARANTEE YOU THAT WHEN >> I CAN GUARANTEE YOU THAT WHEN I SAY 1200 PEOPLE PARTICIPATED I SAY 1200 PEOPLE PARTICIPATED IN THE DRAFT PLAN MANY WERE IN THE DRAFT PLAN MANY WERE TEACHERS AND IT ALSO INCLUDED TEACHERS AND IT ALSO INCLUDED EVERY UNION LEADER EVERY UNION LEADER WHEN WE, ENGAGED THE COMMUNITY WHEN WE, ENGAGED THE COMMUNITY ABOUT THE FINAL PLAN OF THE ABOUT THE FINAL PLAN OF THE 20,000, I GUARANTEE YOU TEACHERS 20,000, I GUARANTEE YOU TEACHERS WERE PART OF THE PLAN WERE PART OF THE PLAN WE WILL BE CONSISTENT WITH THE WE WILL BE CONSISTENT WITH THE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING PROCESS COLLECTIVE BARGAINING PROCESS IF ANYTHING WILL NEED IT WILL BE IF ANYTHING WILL NEED IT WILL BE DONE DONE IN THE END IT IS DIFFICULT TO IN THE END IT IS DIFFICULT TO CREATE A REOPENING PLAN WITH CREATE A REOPENING PLAN WITH EVERY SINGLE ENTITY AGREEING ON EVERY SINGLE ENTITY AGREEING ON THAT PLAN THAT PLAN BUT WE ARE COMMITTED TO BUT WE ARE COMMITTED TO NEGOTIATING EVERYTHING THAT NEGOTIATING EVERYTHING THAT NEEDS TO BE COLLECTIVE NEEDS TO BE COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AND WE WILL CONTINUE BARGAINING AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO DO THAT TO DO THAT I BELIEVE WHETHER WE ARE TALKING I BELIEVE WHETHER WE ARE TALKING ABOUT DFT, TEACHERS IN GENERAL, ABOUT DFT, TEACHERS IN GENERAL, WE WILL ARRIVE SEPTEMBER 8 AT A WE WILL ARRIVE SEPTEMBER 8 AT A PLACE THAT NEEDS — MEETS PLACE THAT NEEDS — MEETS STUDENTS AND PARENTS WHERE THEY STUDENTS AND PARENTS WHERE THEY NEED TO BE NEED TO BE TEACHERS I’VE DONE IT AND WE TEACHERS I’VE DONE IT AND WE WILL GET IT DONE BY SEPTEMBER 8 WILL GET IT DONE BY SEPTEMBER 8 >> I’D LIKE TO MOVE TO ANOTHER

>> I’D LIKE TO MOVE TO ANOTHER TOPIC AND I WILL ADMIT TO YOU, I TOPIC AND I WILL ADMIT TO YOU, I WAS HOPING WOULD HAPPEN TO US WAS HOPING WOULD HAPPEN TO US EARLIER WOULD HAPPEN PARAGRAPH EARLIER WOULD HAPPEN PARAGRAPH SOMEBODY WOULD DROP OUT OF THE SOMEBODY WOULD DROP OUT OF THE CALL BECAUSE I WANT US TO TALK CALL BECAUSE I WANT US TO TALK ABOUT OUR DIGITAL CONNECTION ABOUT OUR DIGITAL CONNECTION ISSUES AND THE DIGITAL DIVIDE ISSUES AND THE DIGITAL DIVIDE AND HOW WE KEEP PEOPLE WHO MAY AND HOW WE KEEP PEOPLE WHO MAY BE AT THE MARGINS FROM FALLIN BE AT THE MARGINS FROM FALLIN FARTHER BEHIND FARTHER BEHIND AND ONE TO COOK ROBINSON YOU AND ONE TO COOK ROBINSON YOU YOU ARE BACK YOU ARE BACK I ALSO WANT TO LET OTHERS WEIGH I ALSO WANT TO LET OTHERS WEIGH IN IN ARE WE DOING ENOUGH ARE WE DOING ENOUGH AFTER WE HAD THREE MONTHS OF AFTER WE HAD THREE MONTHS OF TRYING TO FIGURE OUT, PEOPLE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT, PEOPLE LEARNING FROM HOME, WE GOT A LOT LEARNING FROM HOME, WE GOT A LOT OF FOLKS IN BOTH RURAL AND URBAN OF FOLKS IN BOTH RURAL AND URBAN AREAS, THEIR ONLY INTERNET AREAS, THEIR ONLY INTERNET CONNECTION MAY BE COMING FROM CONNECTION MAY BE COMING FROM THE PHONE THE PHONE ARE WE DOING ENOUGH TO PREPARE ARE WE DOING ENOUGH TO PREPARE FOR THIS NEW LANDSCAPE WHERE WE FOR THIS NEW LANDSCAPE WHERE WE HAVE TO HAVE VIRTUAL LEARNING HAVE TO HAVE VIRTUAL LEARNING FOR WHO KNOWS HOW LONG? FOR WHO KNOWS HOW LONG? >>> YEAH DR. WANDA COOK-ROBINSON >>> YEAH DR. WANDA COOK-ROBINSON COOK-ROBINSON COOK-ROBINSON >> YES, IN FACT, WE ARE >> YES, IN FACT, WE ARE CONTINUING TO WORK ON THIS CONTINUING TO WORK ON THIS ISSUE ISSUE WE WERE SUPPORTED BY THE UNITED WE WERE SUPPORTED BY THE UNITED WAY IN HELPING US TO PROVIDE WAY IN HELPING US TO PROVIDE CONNECTIVITY’S IN THOSE CONNECTIVITY’S IN THOSE DIFFICULT AREAS IN OAKLAND DIFFICULT AREAS IN OAKLAND COUNTY COUNTY WE STILL HAVE THOSE NEEDS, MI WE STILL HAVE THOSE NEEDS, MI STILL WITH YOU? STILL WITH YOU? >> YES, YOU ARE >> YES, YOU ARE >> EVERYBODY IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD >> EVERYBODY IN MY NEIGHBORHOOD MUST BE USING WI-FI MUST BE USING WI-FI BUT, AS I SAID WE INVOLVED BUT, AS I SAID WE INVOLVED UNITED WAY IN HELPING US PROVIDE UNITED WAY IN HELPING US PROVIDE THAT CONNECTIVITY AND WE ARE THAT CONNECTIVITY AND WE ARE STILL WORKING ON IT BECAUSE WE STILL WORKING ON IT BECAUSE WE STILL HAVE AREAS IN OAKLAND STILL HAVE AREAS IN OAKLAND COUNTY PARTICULARLY HAZEL PARK COUNTY PARTICULARLY HAZEL PARK AND OAK PARK WHERE THERE IS NOT AND OAK PARK WHERE THERE IS NOT CONNECTIVITY AND THE HOME AND CONNECTIVITY AND THE HOME AND THAT IS A PROBLEM THAT IS A PROBLEM WE’RE WORKING ON THAT AND TRYING WE’RE WORKING ON THAT AND TRYING TO FIND STATIONS AROUND THE TO FIND STATIONS AROUND THE COMMUNITY WHERE PARENTS CAN GO COMMUNITY WHERE PARENTS CAN GO AND GET CONNECTED AND GET CONNECTED THE FIRST PROBLEM WE HAD WAS THE THE FIRST PROBLEM WE HAD WAS THE DEVICES DEVICES WE THINK WE HAVE SOLVED THAT WE THINK WE HAVE SOLVED THAT WITH THE HELP OF THE WITH THE HELP OF THE PHILANTHROPIC COMMUNITY PHILANTHROPIC COMMUNITY CONNECTIVITY IS STILL A BIT OF CONNECTIVITY IS STILL A BIT OF AN ISSUE AN ISSUE >> DETROIT HAD A GREAT ADVANTAGE >> DETROIT HAD A GREAT ADVANTAGE IN THAT THEY HAD A PARTNERSHIP IN THAT THEY HAD A PARTNERSHIP BUT DR. WANDA COOK-ROBINSON I BUT DR. WANDA COOK-ROBINSON I WANTED TO STAY WITH YOU BECAUSE WANTED TO STAY WITH YOU BECAUSE I WAS TALKING TO THE I WAS TALKING TO THE SUPERINTENDENT OF THE SOUTH SUPERINTENDENT OF THE SOUTH HILLS SCHOOL DISTRICT AS SHE HILLS SCHOOL DISTRICT AS SHE SAID IN SOUTHFIELD WHICH IS, YOU SAID IN SOUTHFIELD WHICH IS, YOU WOULD THINK SOUTHFIELD BUT THEY WOULD THINK SOUTHFIELD BUT THEY HAVE A HI, FREE REDUCED LUNCH HAVE A HI, FREE REDUCED LUNCH RATE RATE SHE SAID AS MANY AS 40% OF HER SHE SAID AS MANY AS 40% OF HER STUDENTS, DO NOT HAVE DEVICES OF STUDENTS, DO NOT HAVE DEVICES OF THEIR OWN THEIR OWN IT’S ONE THING TO HAVE, IT’S IT’S ONE THING TO HAVE, IT’S ANOTHER THING TO HAVE KIDS WHO ANOTHER THING TO HAVE KIDS WHO DON’T HAVE DEVICES ON THEIR OWN DON’T HAVE DEVICES ON THEIR OWN HOW CLOSE ARE YOU TO BREAKING HOW CLOSE ARE YOU TO BREAKING THEREFORE COMMUNITIES LIKE ANY THEREFORE COMMUNITIES LIKE ANY OF YOUR KAMARA OF YOUR KAMARA >> WE ARE STILL WORKING ON THE >> WE ARE STILL WORKING ON THE ISSUE ISSUE I THINK WE HAVE, GOOD JOB IN I THINK WE HAVE, GOOD JOB IN REDUCING THE PERCENTAGE BUT WE REDUCING THE PERCENTAGE BUT WE HAVE NOT EXONERATED, WE DO NOT HAVE NOT EXONERATED, WE DO NOT HAVE EVERY CHILD WITH THEIR OWN HAVE EVERY CHILD WITH THEIR OWN DEVICE DEVICE IT IS DIFFICULT IN A VIRTUAL IT IS DIFFICULT IN A VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT TO HAVE A HOUSEHOLD ENVIRONMENT TO HAVE A HOUSEHOLD WITH THREE CHILDREN AND EACH ONE WITH THREE CHILDREN AND EACH ONE HAS TO SHARE HAS TO SHARE SO WE ARE WORKING TO GET GRANTS SO WE ARE WORKING TO GET GRANTS UNITED WAY IS WORKING WITH US ON UNITED WAY IS WORKING WITH US ON FINDING FUNDING TO HELP US FINDING FUNDING TO HELP US PURCHASE THOSE DEVICES PURCHASE THOSE DEVICES BUT WE HAVE MADE GREAT STRIDES BUT WE HAVE MADE GREAT STRIDES AND WE ARE WORKING CLOSELY AND AND WE ARE WORKING CLOSELY AND SOUTHFIELD WITH OAK PARK AND THE SOUTHFIELD WITH OAK PARK AND THE SPIRIT SPIRIT >> LET ME BRING IN A >> LET ME BRING IN A REPRESENTATIVE WHO IS THE CHAIR REPRESENTATIVE WHO IS THE CHAIR OF THE HOUSE EDUCATION OF THE HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE COMMITTEE WEIGH IN ON THE DIGITAL ISSUE IN WEIGH IN ON THE DIGITAL ISSUE IN A MOMENT BUT IF WE COULD LET A MOMENT BUT IF WE COULD LET START WITH, I’M CURIOUS ABOUT START WITH, I’M CURIOUS ABOUT WHAT YOU ARE HEARING WHAT YOU ARE HEARING ARE YOU HEARING MOSTLY, FROM ARE YOU HEARING MOSTLY, FROM TEACHERS, PARENTS, OR TEACHERS, PARENTS, OR SUPERINTENDENT SPIRIT WHERE IS SUPERINTENDENT SPIRIT WHERE IS THE LION SHARE OF I DON’T WANT THE LION SHARE OF I DON’T WANT TO SAY COMPLAINING BUT CONCERNED TO SAY COMPLAINING BUT CONCERNED COMING FROM? COMING FROM? >> WELL, EARLY ON I STARTED WHEN >> WELL, EARLY ON I STARTED WHEN THIS STARTED I STARTED ZOOMING THIS STARTED I STARTED ZOOMING WITH ISVS AROUND THE STATE AND WITH ISVS AROUND THE STATE AND TALKING WITH SUPERINTENDENT TALKING WITH SUPERINTENDENT SPIRIT SO I HEARD FROM A LOT OF SPIRIT SO I HEARD FROM A LOT OF SUPERINTENDENT SPIRIT AS A SUPERINTENDENT SPIRIT AS A FORMER TEACHER AND SCHOOL BOARD FORMER TEACHER AND SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER I AM HEARING FROM A LOT MEMBER I AM HEARING FROM A LOT OF TEACHERS THAT I KNOW AND OF TEACHERS THAT I KNOW AND TEACHERS IN MY AREA AND TEACHERS IN MY AREA AND THROUGHOUT THE STATE THAT ARE THROUGHOUT THE STATE THAT ARE REACHING OUT REACHING OUT AND THE PARENTS AND THE PARENTS MY DAUGHTER JUST GRADUATED FROM MY DAUGHTER JUST GRADUATED FROM HIGH SCHOOL SO SHE GOT TO BE THE HIGH SCHOOL SO SHE GOT TO BE THE RECIPIENT OF NOTE IN PERSON RECIPIENT OF NOTE IN PERSON GRADUATION WHICH WE ROLLED WITH GRADUATION WHICH WE ROLLED WITH BUT I’M HEARING IT ACROSS THE BUT I’M HEARING IT ACROSS THE BOARD BOARD THERE’S A LOT OF DIFFERENT THERE’S A LOT OF DIFFERENT ISSUES THAT I KNOW WE ARE ALL ISSUES THAT I KNOW WE ARE ALL DEALING WITH SO CONNECTIVITY DEALING WITH SO CONNECTIVITY BEING ONE OF THEM BEING ONE OF THEM I THINK EARLY ON, TALKING TO THE I THINK EARLY ON, TALKING TO THE SUPERINTENDENT NOT ONLY WAS THAT SUPERINTENDENT NOT ONLY WAS THAT AN ISSUE FOR STUDENTS BUT EVEN AN ISSUE FOR STUDENTS BUT EVEN IF THEY WERE ABLE TO GET THE IF THEY WERE ABLE TO GET THE DEVICES IN THE STUDENT’S HANDS,

DEVICES IN THE STUDENT’S HANDS, WAS THERE SOMEONE AT HOME TO WAS THERE SOMEONE AT HOME TO SUPPORT THEM IF THEY CAN’T GET SUPPORT THEM IF THEY CAN’T GET ONLINE ON THEIR OWN ONLINE ON THEIR OWN WAS THERE AN ISSUE WITH STUDENTS WAS THERE AN ISSUE WITH STUDENTS AND A PARENT TRYING TO WORK FROM AND A PARENT TRYING TO WORK FROM HOME WITH CONNECTIVITY AND HOME WITH CONNECTIVITY AND BROADBAND BROADBAND SO ANOTHER ISSUE SO ANOTHER ISSUE INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH I HAD INTERESTINGLY ENOUGH I HAD SUPERINTENDENTS REACHING OUT AND SUPERINTENDENTS REACHING OUT AND SAYING WE HAVE TEACHERS TELLING SAYING WE HAVE TEACHERS TELLING US THEY DON’T HAVE CONNECTIVITY US THEY DON’T HAVE CONNECTIVITY AT HOME AT HOME THEY DON’T HAVE INTERNET OR THEY DON’T HAVE INTERNET OR DEVICES DEVICES SO ONE OF THE THINGS EARLY ON WE SO ONE OF THE THINGS EARLY ON WE STARTED WHEN WE SPOKE WITH THE STARTED WHEN WE SPOKE WITH THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE WAS, IN ORDER GOVERNOR’S OFFICE WAS, IN ORDER TO NOT HAVE THAT ISSUE, IF TO NOT HAVE THAT ISSUE, IF DISTRICTS WERE GOING FOR TROLL DISTRICTS WERE GOING FOR TROLL IT WAS A REQUEST TO HAVE IT WAS A REQUEST TO HAVE TEACHERS REPORT TO THEIR TEACHERS REPORT TO THEIR BUILDINGS AND TEACH VIRTUALLY BUILDINGS AND TEACH VIRTUALLY FROM THEIR CLASSROOMS BECAUSE FROM THEIR CLASSROOMS BECAUSE THAT WOULD SOLVE A HUGE PROBLEM THAT WOULD SOLVE A HUGE PROBLEM AS FAR AS CONNECTIVITY AND AS FAR AS CONNECTIVITY AND TEACHERS HAVING THE DEVICES THEY TEACHERS HAVING THE DEVICES THEY NEED NEED AS FAR AS IF THERE IS A TECH AS FAR AS IF THERE IS A TECH ISSUE THERE’S TECH PEOPLE RIGHT ISSUE THERE’S TECH PEOPLE RIGHT THERE THERE IF THE COMPUTER DIES, THEY CAN IF THE COMPUTER DIES, THEY CAN QUICKLY MOVE TO ANOTHER AREA QUICKLY MOVE TO ANOTHER AREA AND TEACHERS WILL NEED TO AND TEACHERS WILL NEED TO QUICKLY BECOME EXPERTS WITH QUICKLY BECOME EXPERTS WITH ONLINE TEACHING ONLINE TEACHING AS A FORMER TEACHER THAT IS A AS A FORMER TEACHER THAT IS A DIFFICULT THING TO LEARN DIFFICULT THING TO LEARN THEY DO THEIR BEST IN THE SPRING THEY DO THEIR BEST IN THE SPRING BUT, IF THEY ARE IN THE BUILDING BUT, IF THEY ARE IN THE BUILDING AND THE CLASSROOM TEACHING AND THE CLASSROOM TEACHING VIRTUALLY, THEN THERE IS ALSO VIRTUALLY, THEN THERE IS ALSO TIME TO DO COHORT MEETINGS TIME TO DO COHORT MEETINGS BETWEEN THIRD-GRADER TEACHERS BETWEEN THIRD-GRADER TEACHERS AND AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DEVELOPMENT DEVELOPMENT IT CAN HELP THEM HOPEFULLY IT CAN HELP THEM HOPEFULLY BECOME BETTER ONLINE TEACHERS BECOME BETTER ONLINE TEACHERS BECAUSE IT’S NOT EASY BECAUSE IT’S NOT EASY >> IT’S A DIFFERENT SKILL SET >> IT’S A DIFFERENT SKILL SET >> MA’AM I DON’T WANT TO CALL >> MA’AM I DON’T WANT TO CALL OUT NAMES OUT NAMES I DON’T KNOW IF ANY OF THE I DON’T KNOW IF ANY OF THE SUPERINTENDENTS WANT TO VOICE SUPERINTENDENTS WANT TO VOICE THIS BUT IN OUR CONVERSATIONS, THIS BUT IN OUR CONVERSATIONS, I’M NOT AT LIBERTY TO USE NAMES I’M NOT AT LIBERTY TO USE NAMES BECAUSE THESE WERE BACKGROUND BECAUSE THESE WERE BACKGROUND CONVERSATIONS WITH A NUMBER OF CONVERSATIONS WITH A NUMBER OF SUPERINTENDENTS, THERE WAS SUPERINTENDENTS, THERE WAS FRUSTRATION FROM THEM THAT THEY FRUSTRATION FROM THEM THAT THEY HAVE NOT GOTTEN BETTER DIRECTION HAVE NOT GOTTEN BETTER DIRECTION FOR A PLAN FOR A PLAN AND THERE IT NEEDED TO BE MORE AND THERE IT NEEDED TO BE MORE AT STAKE COORDINATION AT STAKE COORDINATION I DON’T KNOW WHO WANTS TO VOICE I DON’T KNOW WHO WANTS TO VOICE THEIR FRUSTRATIONS WITH WHAT THEIR FRUSTRATIONS WITH WHAT THEY HAVE WHETHER IT IS COMING THEY HAVE WHETHER IT IS COMING OUT OF THE CAPITAL OR THE OUT OF THE CAPITAL OR THE GOVERNOR’S MANSION GOVERNOR’S MANSION THERE IS THIS PALPABLE SENSE OF THERE IS THIS PALPABLE SENSE OF FRUSTRATION THAT THERE HASN’T FRUSTRATION THAT THERE HASN’T BEEN MORE OF A COORDINATED PLAN BEEN MORE OF A COORDINATED PLAN FOCUSED AS WE MOVE SO CLOSE TO FOCUSED AS WE MOVE SO CLOSE TO THE START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR THE START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR >> I AGREE WITH YOU >> I AGREE WITH YOU IT IS FRUSTRATING FOR ME TOO IT IS FRUSTRATING FOR ME TOO NEGOTIATE NEGOTIATE THIS IS SOMETHING THAT SHOULD THIS IS SOMETHING THAT SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE WEEKS AGO HAVE BEEN DONE WEEKS AGO ALL OF US KNOW WHEN SCHOOL ALL OF US KNOW WHEN SCHOOL STARTS AND WHAT GOES INTO THE STARTS AND WHAT GOES INTO THE SCHOOL YEAR SCHOOL YEAR I DID IT FOR 23 YEARS AND I DID I DID IT FOR 23 YEARS AND I DID IT AS A IT AS A >> THIS ISN’T SOMETHING THAT >> THIS ISN’T SOMETHING THAT BLINDSIDED US THIS SHOULD’VE BLINDSIDED US THIS SHOULD’VE BEEN PUT IN PHASE #PLACE A LONG BEEN PUT IN PHASE #PLACE A LONG TIME AGO TIME AGO >> LET ME ASKED >> LET ME ASKED WHY HAVE BEEN ANYTHING BEEN WHY HAVE BEEN ANYTHING BEEN DONE DONE WE ARE AT THE 11th HOUR WE ARE AT THE 11th HOUR THESE SUPERINTENDENTS ARE THESE SUPERINTENDENTS ARE PUTTING TOGETHER BUDGETS AND PUTTING TOGETHER BUDGETS AND THEY DON’T HAVE GUIDANCE ON WHAT THEY DON’T HAVE GUIDANCE ON WHAT THE BUDGETS WILL LOOK LIKE THE BUDGETS WILL LOOK LIKE THEY DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH OF A THEY DON’T KNOW HOW MUCH OF A BUDGET CUT THERE WILL BE BUDGET CUT THERE WILL BE THEY ARE ALL BUYING PPE THEY ARE ALL BUYING PPE WE KNOW WHAT DAYS SCHOOL WE KNOW WHAT DAYS SCHOOL STARTED STARTED I’M CURIOUS TO KNOW, EVERYONE I’M CURIOUS TO KNOW, EVERYONE KNOWS, YOU ARE AN EDUCATOR, AND KNOWS, YOU ARE AN EDUCATOR, AND MILLER IS AN EDUCATOR MILLER IS AN EDUCATOR YOU NEW SCHOOL WAS COMING YOU NEW SCHOOL WAS COMING WHAT IS TAKING SO LONG? WHAT IS TAKING SO LONG? >> YOU HAVE TO NEGOTIATE WITH >> YOU HAVE TO NEGOTIATE WITH THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE IF YOU THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE IF YOU WANT SOMETHING DONE WANT SOMETHING DONE >> YOU ALL HAVE TO NEGOTIATE >> YOU ALL HAVE TO NEGOTIATE TOGETHER AND THE PLANT STILL HAS TOGETHER AND THE PLANT STILL HAS TO BE IN PLACE TO BE IN PLACE >> THERE WERE TWO PLANTS THAT >> THERE WERE TWO PLANTS THAT WERE PUT OUT WERE PUT OUT THE ONE THAT CAME OUT FROM THE THE ONE THAT CAME OUT FROM THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE AND WHEN YOU GOVERNOR’S OFFICE AND WHEN YOU READ THROUGH THEM, THEY AGREED READ THROUGH THEM, THEY AGREED ON SOME OF THE THINGS THEY HAVE ON SOME OF THE THINGS THEY HAVE NOW IT’S COMING DOWN TO THE NOW IT’S COMING DOWN TO THE BASIC, IT’S NOT THE DAY TO DAY BASIC, IT’S NOT THE DAY TO DAY ISSUES, IT’S THE DAYS OF WILL WE ISSUES, IT’S THE DAYS OF WILL WE DO 180 OR WHAT DO 180 OR WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO THIS ARE WE GOING TO DO THIS IS THERE GOING TO BE A PLAN IS THERE GOING TO BE A PLAN QUITE HONESTLY THAT IS THE QUITE HONESTLY THAT IS THE ISSUE ISSUE >> AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU ON THE >> AS LONG AS I HAVE YOU ON THE LINE LINE A DIFFERENT HOUSE BUT UNDER THE A DIFFERENT HOUSE BUT UNDER THE SAME ROOF SAME ROOF WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE SENATE WE ARE TALKING ABOUT THE SENATE MEETING THIS SATURDAY TO TALK MEETING THIS SATURDAY TO TALK ABOUT WHETHER THEY WILL MANDATE ABOUT WHETHER THEY WILL MANDATE SCHOOLS HAVE IN PERSON LEARNING SCHOOLS HAVE IN PERSON LEARNING YOU HAVE TO KNOW THIS YOU HAVE TO KNOW THIS >> I DON’T THINK THEY WILL HAVE >> I DON’T THINK THEY WILL HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT MANDATES TO WORRY ABOUT MANDATES >> HOW ABOUT IF I LEAVE IT AT >> HOW ABOUT IF I LEAVE IT AT THAT THAT THEY ARE MEETING SATURDAY AND THEY ARE MEETING SATURDAY AND YOU SAY DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT YOU SAY DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT >> AND AS FAR AS MYSELF AND THE >> AND AS FAR AS MYSELF AND THE CAUCUS I HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH, CAUCUS I HAVE BEEN WORKING WITH, WE WANT TO GIVE DISTRICTS AS WE WANT TO GIVE DISTRICTS AS MANY OPTIONS AS POSSIBLE

MANY OPTIONS AS POSSIBLE WHAT HAPPENS IS DIFFERENT THAN WHAT HAPPENS IS DIFFERENT THAN WHAT IS HAPPENING SOUTHFIELD WHAT IS HAPPENING SOUTHFIELD WE CAN SEE THE DIFFERENCE WE CAN SEE THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ISD SPIRIT WE WANT BETWEEN ISD SPIRIT WE WANT PEOPLE TO HAVE THE ABILITY TO PEOPLE TO HAVE THE ABILITY TO COME UP WITH WHAT IS BEST FOR COME UP WITH WHAT IS BEST FOR THEIR AREA THEIR AREA NO ONE WANTS TO MANDATE NO ONE WANTS TO MANDATE ANYTHING ANYTHING PAUL I THINK YOU HAD YOUR HAND PAUL I THINK YOU HAD YOUR HAND UP UP THAT WAS TERRANCE THAT WAS TERRANCE >> I DID >> I DID >> 0 BOTH OF YOU >> 0 BOTH OF YOU >> PAULA, YOU FIRST >> PAULA, YOU FIRST THE BIGGEST THING WHEN YOU TALK THE BIGGEST THING WHEN YOU TALK ABOUT FUNDING, MICHIGAN HAS BEEN ABOUT FUNDING, MICHIGAN HAS BEEN UNDERFUNDED FOR THE LAST FEW UNDERFUNDED FOR THE LAST FEW YEARS AND WE KNOW THAT THE YEARS AND WE KNOW THAT THE SITUATION WITH COVID-19 ADDS SITUATION WITH COVID-19 ADDS $400 $400 PERSON TO EDUCATE WHILE WE MOVE PERSON TO EDUCATE WHILE WE MOVE INTO A COVID-19 SCHOOL YEAR INTO A COVID-19 SCHOOL YEAR WE ARE ALREADY UNDERFUNDED WE ARE ALREADY UNDERFUNDED NOW WE ARE BEHIND AND WE WANT TO NOW WE ARE BEHIND AND WE WANT TO HAVE SOMETHING TO FILL IN THE HAVE SOMETHING TO FILL IN THE FUNDING GAP SPIRIT THIS IS FUNDING GAP SPIRIT THIS IS BECAUSE OF THE ECONOMIC BECAUSE OF THE ECONOMIC TURNDOWN TURNDOWN WE ARE FILLING UP WE ARE FILLING UP WE HAVE TO GET THE FEDERAL WE HAVE TO GET THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO PASS THE HEROES GOVERNMENT TO PASS THE HEROES ACT, SIMPLE ACT, SIMPLE WE HAVE TO DO THAT WE HAVE TO DO THAT REPUBLICAN LEGISLATORS AND REPUBLICAN LEGISLATORS AND MEMBERS HAVE TO CONTACT MEMBERS HAVE TO CONTACT REPUBLICANS OUTSIDE OF OUR STATE REPUBLICANS OUTSIDE OF OUR STATE BECAUSE THE SENATOR IS A VERY BECAUSE THE SENATOR IS A VERY GOOD ADVOCATE GOOD ADVOCATE WE HAVE TO GET THE SENATE, TO WE HAVE TO GET THE SENATE, TO ACT ON OUR HEROES ACT FUNDING ACT ON OUR HEROES ACT FUNDING AND ENSURE WE GET IT AND ENSURE WE GET IT THEY ARE STALLED RIGHT NOW BUT THEY ARE STALLED RIGHT NOW BUT THE STUDENTS CAN’T WAIT THE STUDENTS CAN’T WAIT WE DON’T HAVE ONE CHILD TO SPARE WE DON’T HAVE ONE CHILD TO SPARE AND WE DON’T HAVE ONE SCHOOL AND WE DON’T HAVE ONE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO SPARE WHEN IT COMES DISTRICT TO SPARE WHEN IT COMES TO FUNDING AT THE LEVEL THEY TO FUNDING AT THE LEVEL THEY DESERVE AND WHAT IT TAKES TO DESERVE AND WHAT IT TAKES TO EDUCATE THE CHILDREN HERE IN EDUCATE THE CHILDREN HERE IN MICHIGAN MICHIGAN >> AND IF WE TALK ABOUT FUNDING >> AND IF WE TALK ABOUT FUNDING WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT COST WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT COST SAVINGS THAT WAS REALIZED BY SAVINGS THAT WAS REALIZED BY EVERY DISTRICT EVERY DISTRICT I TALKED ABOUT THIS EARLY ON AND I TALKED ABOUT THIS EARLY ON AND EVERYONE STOP TALKING ABOUT IT EVERYONE STOP TALKING ABOUT IT SO WHEN, WE ARE NOT TEACHING FOR SO WHEN, WE ARE NOT TEACHING FOR HOWEVER MANY MONTHS IN HOWEVER MANY MONTHS IN BUILDINGS, THERE IS A COST BUILDINGS, THERE IS A COST SAVINGS THAT’S REALIZED SAVINGS THAT’S REALIZED THE AMOUNT THAT WE PAY FOR SUBS THE AMOUNT THAT WE PAY FOR SUBS EVERY WEEK EVERY WEEK I KNOW MY LOCAL DISTRICT IT IS I KNOW MY LOCAL DISTRICT IT IS $6,000 $6,000 WEEK IS THE AVERAGE WEEK IS THE AVERAGE THE AMOUNT THAT THE AVERAGE FOR THE AMOUNT THAT THE AVERAGE FOR THEIR COST WHEN THEY’RE BUDGING THEIR COST WHEN THEY’RE BUDGING SO WHEN YOU ADD THOSE THINGS UP SO WHEN YOU ADD THOSE THINGS UP INCLUDING, I THINK EVERY INCLUDING, I THINK EVERY DISTRICT RECEIVED A REBATE FROM DISTRICT RECEIVED A REBATE FROM THEIR DENTAL INSURANCE BECAUSE THEIR DENTAL INSURANCE BECAUSE THE DENTAL OFFICE CLOSED THE DENTAL OFFICE CLOSED , THERE WAS A SIGNIFICANT COST , THERE WAS A SIGNIFICANT COST SAVINGS SAVINGS ON TOP OF THAT PEOPLE WERE ON TOP OF THAT PEOPLE WERE FUNDED FOR LAST YEAR WHAT WAS FUNDED FOR LAST YEAR WHAT WAS BUDGETED BUDGETED AND THERE WERE COVERT DOLLARS AND THERE WERE COVERT DOLLARS THAT CAME IN THAT CAME IN SO EVERY DISTRICT GOT MONEY AND SO EVERY DISTRICT GOT MONEY AND THERE WAS AN ADDITIONAL $175 THERE WAS AN ADDITIONAL $175 GIVEN FOR THE CURRENT LAST GIVEN FOR THE CURRENT LAST SCHOOL YEAR, AS WE MOVE FORWARD, SCHOOL YEAR, AS WE MOVE FORWARD, WE HAVE SMALL BUSINESSES CLOSING WE HAVE SMALL BUSINESSES CLOSING EVERY DAY EVERY DAY UNTIL WE CAN GET A HANDLE ON THE UNTIL WE CAN GET A HANDLE ON THE ECONOMY AND WHAT HAPPENS IN THE ECONOMY AND WHAT HAPPENS IN THE CRUX, WE WILL NOT KNOW A LOT CRUX, WE WILL NOT KNOW A LOT ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE ABOUT WHAT HAPPENS WITH THE SCHOOL BUDGET SCHOOL BUDGET >> OUR SCHOOL BUDGETS DEPEND ON >> OUR SCHOOL BUDGETS DEPEND ON OUR ECONOMY TO THRIVE OUR ECONOMY TO THRIVE >> WE DO WANT TO GET TO >> WE DO WANT TO GET TO QUESTIONS QUESTIONS LET’S GET TO THE VIEWER LET’S GET TO THE VIEWER QUESTIONS QUESTIONS >> REALLY QUICKLY ABOUT FUNDING >> REALLY QUICKLY ABOUT FUNDING AND PAULA TEST AND TALKED ABOUT AND PAULA TEST AND TALKED ABOUT THIS THIS THE STATE OF MICHIGAN, WAS NOT THE STATE OF MICHIGAN, WAS NOT DOING SO WELL PRIOR TO COVID-19 DOING SO WELL PRIOR TO COVID-19 AS FAR AS FUNDING THE SCHOOLS AS FAR AS FUNDING THE SCHOOLS PARTICULARLY SCHOOLS IN URBAN PARTICULARLY SCHOOLS IN URBAN AREAS WHERE WE HAVE THE LARGEST AREAS WHERE WE HAVE THE LARGEST CONCENTRATION OF STUDENTS WITH CONCENTRATION OF STUDENTS WITH SPECIALIZED NEEDS AND THOSE GO SPECIALIZED NEEDS AND THOSE GO GROSSLY UNDERFUNDED GROSSLY UNDERFUNDED I ALSO WANT TO CLEAR UP I ALSO WANT TO CLEAR UP SOMETHING THAT WAS SAID EARLIER, SOMETHING THAT WAS SAID EARLIER, AS WE TALK ABOUT SUCH A TOUGH AS WE TALK ABOUT SUCH A TOUGH ISSUE, SUCH A CRITICAL ISSUE, ISSUE, SUCH A CRITICAL ISSUE, PARTICULARLY FOR BLACK AND BROWN PARTICULARLY FOR BLACK AND BROWN CHILDREN IN THE CITY OF DETROIT, CHILDREN IN THE CITY OF DETROIT, WE HAVE TO LEAD WITH FACTS WE HAVE TO LEAD WITH FACTS THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS THE FACT OF THE MATTER IS DETROIT FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, DETROIT FEDERATION OF TEACHERS, AND ITS EMPLOYEES WHO ARE NOT AND ITS EMPLOYEES WHO ARE NOT PART OF THE DISTRICT’S DRAFT PART OF THE DISTRICT’S DRAFT PLAN, NOT AT ALL, WE CERTAINLY PLAN, NOT AT ALL, WE CERTAINLY WISH WE WOULD HAVE BEEN BUT WE WISH WE WOULD HAVE BEEN BUT WE WERE NOT WERE NOT AND REALLY, WE HAVE TO BE AND REALLY, WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL AND WE HAVE TO BE CAREFUL AND WE HAVE TO BE TRUTHFUL WHEN WE TALK ABOUT AND TRUTHFUL WHEN WE TALK ABOUT AND SHARE WITH THE COMMUNITY BECAUSE SHARE WITH THE COMMUNITY BECAUSE THEY DESERVE TO KNOW THE TRUTH THEY DESERVE TO KNOW THE TRUTH WE WERE NOT AT THE TABLE IN THE WE WERE NOT AT THE TABLE IN THE BEGINNING BEGINNING >> LET ME QUICKLY LET SOME OTHER >> LET ME QUICKLY LET SOME OTHER SUPERINTENDENTS WEIGH IN ON THE SUPERINTENDENTS WEIGH IN ON THE FUNDING FUNDING IF I WERE A SUPERINTENDENT, I IF I WERE A SUPERINTENDENT, I WOULD WAKE UP EVERY TWO HOURS WOULD WAKE UP EVERY TWO HOURS FREAKING OUT OVER WORRIES ABOUT FREAKING OUT OVER WORRIES ABOUT HOW THE SCHOOLS WILL BE FUNDED HOW THE SCHOOLS WILL BE FUNDED AND WHETHER IT WOULD BE AND WHETHER IT WOULD BE EQUITABLE GIVEN THE NEW EQUITABLE GIVEN THE NEW REALITIES WE HAVE HERE REALITIES WE HAVE HERE IS THAT A WORRY OF YOURS RIGHT IS THAT A WORRY OF YOURS RIGHT NOW AND HOW DO WE ADDRESS IT? NOW AND HOW DO WE ADDRESS IT? >> WE ARE LOOKING AT A SHORTFALL

>> WE ARE LOOKING AT A SHORTFALL FOR THE NEXT UPCOMING SCHOOL FOR THE NEXT UPCOMING SCHOOL YEAR IF NOTHING CHANGES YEAR IF NOTHING CHANGES SO THAT IS WHAT SCHOOL DISTRICTS SO THAT IS WHAT SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE FACING IF YOU ARE LOOKING AT ARE FACING IF YOU ARE LOOKING AT A 10,000 SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT IS A 10,000 SCHOOL DISTRICT THAT IS A NOVEL A NOVEL I WILL ALSO HIGHLIGHT, LAST YEAR I WILL ALSO HIGHLIGHT, LAST YEAR AT THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS WERE AT THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS WERE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN ALL OF THE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN ALL OF THE STAFF UNTIL THE END OF THE YEAR STAFF UNTIL THE END OF THE YEAR SO THE ABILITY TO SAVE MONEY SO THE ABILITY TO SAVE MONEY LAST YEAR WAS NOT THERE FOR THE LAST YEAR WAS NOT THERE FOR THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS WORK IT SCHOOL DISTRICTS WORK IT WOULD’VE BEEN TOUGH ANYWAY WOULD’VE BEEN TOUGH ANYWAY BECAUSE MANY OF THE PEOPLE, BECAUSE MANY OF THE PEOPLE, TRANSPORTATION DRIVERS AND TRANSPORTATION DRIVERS AND WORKERS WERE WORKING TO DELIVER WORKERS WERE WORKING TO DELIVER MEALS AND DOING A VARIETY OF MEALS AND DOING A VARIETY OF OTHER EMERGENCY TYPES OF OTHER EMERGENCY TYPES OF ACTIVITIES IN THE SCHOOL ACTIVITIES IN THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS DISTRICTS SO IT WASN’T AS IF THEY WERE SO IT WASN’T AS IF THEY WERE SITTING AROUND, BUT THERE REALLY SITTING AROUND, BUT THERE REALLY WERE NO FUNDS TO BE SAVED WERE NO FUNDS TO BE SAVED THERE ARE ADDITIONAL DOLLARS THERE ARE ADDITIONAL DOLLARS THAT CAME THROUGH CARES, THEY THAT CAME THROUGH CARES, THEY ARE LIMITED ON HOW THEY CAN BE ARE LIMITED ON HOW THEY CAN BE SPENT SO SCHOOL DISTRICTS, AND SPENT SO SCHOOL DISTRICTS, AND THE ISSUE OF WE NEED ANSWERS SO THE ISSUE OF WE NEED ANSWERS SO WE CAN PLAN, THE SCHOOL DIVISION WE CAN PLAN, THE SCHOOL DIVISION AS WE SIT HERE ARE LOOKING AT A AS WE SIT HERE ARE LOOKING AT A SHORTFALL GOING INTO THE NEXT SHORTFALL GOING INTO THE NEXT YEAR AND PUTTING THE PLANS IN YEAR AND PUTTING THE PLANS IN PLACE, THEY WILL RECEIVE $1,075 PLACE, THEY WILL RECEIVE $1,075 IN ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THE IN ADDITIONAL FUNDING FOR THE COVID-19 COST BUT WE HAVE SEEN COVID-19 COST BUT WE HAVE SEEN ESTIMATES THAT ARE AT LEAST $100 ESTIMATES THAT ARE AT LEAST $100 AND HIGHER THAN THAT GROUP OF AND HIGHER THAN THAT GROUP OF STUDENTS IN REGARD TO COSTS TO STUDENTS IN REGARD TO COSTS TO DO THE PPE AND THE SAFETY DO THE PPE AND THE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS REQUIREMENTS AND IF WE WERE OUT OF SCHOOL ALL AND IF WE WERE OUT OF SCHOOL ALL YEAR, WITHOUT A QUESTION, AND YEAR, WITHOUT A QUESTION, AND DID NOT HAVE STUDENTS IN PLACE, DID NOT HAVE STUDENTS IN PLACE, POTENTIALLY THERE WOULD BE POTENTIALLY THERE WOULD BE SAVINGS IF WE WERE ALLOWED TO DO SAVINGS IF WE WERE ALLOWED TO DO THAT, WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DO THAT, WE ARE NOT ALLOWED TO DO THAT THAT BUT I WOULD JUST HIGHLIGHT THAT, BUT I WOULD JUST HIGHLIGHT THAT, SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE NOT LOOKING SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE NOT LOOKING AT THAT AT THAT THEY ARE ASSUMING KIDS WILL BE THEY ARE ASSUMING KIDS WILL BE IN AND THEY WILL BE IN-AND-OUT IN AND THEY WILL BE IN-AND-OUT IT IS A DIFFICULT THING TO PLAN IT IS A DIFFICULT THING TO PLAN FOR FOR AND THAT IS WHY THEY NEED AND THAT IS WHY THEY NEED STABILITY STABILITY >> WHEN I HEAR PARENTS TALK >> WHEN I HEAR PARENTS TALK ABOUT SWITCHING SCHOOL DISTRICTS ABOUT SWITCHING SCHOOL DISTRICTS BECAUSE THEY THINK SOMEONE ELSE BECAUSE THEY THINK SOMEONE ELSE MAY BE BETTER WITH THEIR ONLINE MAY BE BETTER WITH THEIR ONLINE APPROACH, AND YET HALFWAY APPROACH, AND YET HALFWAY THROUGH THE SEMESTER THEY HAVE THROUGH THE SEMESTER THEY HAVE TO THINK ABOUT SWITCHING BACK TO THINK ABOUT SWITCHING BACK AND GOING IN PERSON, NOW THEY AND GOING IN PERSON, NOW THEY HAVE HITCHED THEIR WAGONS WOULD HAVE HITCHED THEIR WAGONS WOULD JUST RECORD SCHOOL TOO FAR AWAY JUST RECORD SCHOOL TOO FAR AWAY I’M AT A LOSS AS TO FIGURE OUT I’M AT A LOSS AS TO FIGURE OUT HOW DO YOU FUND THAT EQUITABLY HOW DO YOU FUND THAT EQUITABLY >> THERE’S NO QUESTION, THAT IS >> THERE’S NO QUESTION, THAT IS WHY WE HAVE ASKED LEGISLATION TO WHY WE HAVE ASKED LEGISLATION TO LOOK AT FUNDING BECAUSE DURING LOOK AT FUNDING BECAUSE DURING THIS SITUATION, THAT IS ONE THIS SITUATION, THAT IS ONE MANAGEMENT SOLUTION TO THIS THAT MANAGEMENT SOLUTION TO THIS THAT WE HAVE RECOMMENDED AND I KNOW WE HAVE RECOMMENDED AND I KNOW THAT IS UNDER CONSIDERATION THAT IS UNDER CONSIDERATION RIGHT NOW, BUT I WOULD ALSO — I RIGHT NOW, BUT I WOULD ALSO — I ALSO LIKE TO I WILL BACK BECAUSE ALSO LIKE TO I WILL BACK BECAUSE I KNOW TIMES GETTING SHORT I KNOW TIMES GETTING SHORT WHETHER WE ARE IN REMOTE OR WHETHER WE ARE IN REMOTE OR FACE-TO-FACE OR A HYBRID, MY FACE-TO-FACE OR A HYBRID, MY CONCERN IS AND I WANT TO MAKE CONCERN IS AND I WANT TO MAKE CERTAIN THAT EVERYONE GETS A CERTAIN THAT EVERYONE GETS A CHANCE CHANCE THIS IS TO TAKE CARE OF THE THIS IS TO TAKE CARE OF THE STUDENTS HAVING DIFFICULTY STUDENTS HAVING DIFFICULTY LEARNING UNDER A REMOTE MODEL LEARNING UNDER A REMOTE MODEL ALSO THE SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS ALSO THE SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS WE NEED TO MAKE MODIFICATIONS SO WE NEED TO MAKE MODIFICATIONS SO THERE CAN BE FACE-TO-FACE TIME THERE CAN BE FACE-TO-FACE TIME EITHER IN SMALL GROUPS BECAUSE EITHER IN SMALL GROUPS BECAUSE THAT’S WHAT I WAS HEARING THAT’S THAT’S WHAT I WAS HEARING THAT’S WHAT I HEARD FROM PARENTS WHAT I HEARD FROM PARENTS THAT’S A CALL LIKE IT AND I KNOW THAT’S A CALL LIKE IT AND I KNOW TEACHERS SUPPORT THAT TEACHERS SUPPORT THAT BUT IT HAS TO HAPPEN OR WE WILL, BUT IT HAS TO HAPPEN OR WE WILL, THE STUDENTS WILL BE AT A THE STUDENTS WILL BE AT A DISADVANTAGE THEN THEY ARE RIGHT DISADVANTAGE THEN THEY ARE RIGHT NOW NOW I THINK WE CAN DO EVERYTHING I THINK WE CAN DO EVERYTHING ELSE TO HANDLE THE PROBLEMS BUT ELSE TO HANDLE THE PROBLEMS BUT THAT IS MY MAJOR CONCERN OF THE THAT IS MY MAJOR CONCERN OF THE POPULATION POPULATION I WOULD BE REMISS IF I DIDN’T I WOULD BE REMISS IF I DIDN’T LET THE VIEWERS HEAR THE LET THE VIEWERS HEAR THE REQUESTS THAT ALL LEADERS LOOK REQUESTS THAT ALL LEADERS LOOK AT THIS TO SOLVE THIS AT THIS TO SOLVE THIS >> WE CAN HEAR THAT LOUD AND >> WE CAN HEAR THAT LOUD AND CLEAR CLEAR WE ARE REALLY DOING A DEEP DIVE WE ARE REALLY DOING A DEEP DIVE I CAN SAY WE WILL RUN OVER JUST I CAN SAY WE WILL RUN OVER JUST A LITTLE BIT A LITTLE BIT BEAR WITH THE SPIRIT WE ARE BEAR WITH THE SPIRIT WE ARE FORTUNATE TO HAVE AN EMERGENCY FORTUNATE TO HAVE AN EMERGENCY ROOM DOCTOR LEADING THE MEDICAL ROOM DOCTOR LEADING THE MEDICAL COVERAGE OF THE PANDEMIC COVERAGE OF THE PANDEMIC HE HAS PATIENTS AND TODAY HE HAS HE HAS PATIENTS AND TODAY HE HAS BEEN VERY PATIENT BEEN VERY PATIENT HE HELPED US TO NAVIGATE THE HE HELPED US TO NAVIGATE THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE SPREAD OF THE SCIENCE BEHIND THE SPREAD OF THE VIRUS VIRUS WE HAVE HIM PART OF THIS WE HAVE HIM PART OF THIS CONVERSATION AND TO REALLY CONVERSATION AND TO REALLY IMPORTANT ISSUES IMPORTANT ISSUES WE KNOW FACE-TO-FACE LEARNING IS WE KNOW FACE-TO-FACE LEARNING IS OPTIMAL FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS OPTIMAL FOR A VARIETY OF REASONS THAT DOESN’T MEAN IT IS SAFE TO THAT DOESN’T MEAN IT IS SAFE TO RETURN RETURN HAVE A SPECIFIC QUESTION ABOUT HAVE A SPECIFIC QUESTION ABOUT THIS THIS I DO WANT TO GO TO THIS QUESTION I DO WANT TO GO TO THIS QUESTION FIRST FIRST SHE SAYS, IF THE SAFETY AND SHE SAYS, IF THE SAFETY AND WELL-BEING OF CHILDREN IS OUR WELL-BEING OF CHILDREN IS OUR PRIMARY CONCERN AND THE PRIMARY CONCERN AND THE PERCENTAGE OF COVID-19 DEATHS OF PERCENTAGE OF COVID-19 DEATHS OF CHILDREN IS 0.13 AND MASKS WILL CHILDREN IS 0.13 AND MASKS WILL BE WORN BY TEACHER AND STUDENTS, BE WORN BY TEACHER AND STUDENTS, WHY WOULD TEACHERS FEEL THEY WHY WOULD TEACHERS FEEL THEY CAN’T RETURN SAFELY ESPECIALLY CAN’T RETURN SAFELY ESPECIALLY WHEN CDCS SAY THERE’S A REASON

WHEN CDCS SAY THERE’S A REASON WHY TEACHERS AND CHILDREN CAN’T WHY TEACHERS AND CHILDREN CAN’T RETURN SAFELY TO SCHOOL RETURN SAFELY TO SCHOOL WHAT IS THE SCIENCE BEHIND WHAT IS THE SCIENCE BEHIND DECIDING IF IT IS SAFE FOR YOUR DECIDING IF IT IS SAFE FOR YOUR PARTICULAR CHILD TO RETURN TO PARTICULAR CHILD TO RETURN TO THE CLASSROOM IN PERSON THE CLASSROOM IN PERSON >> THANK YOU >> THANK YOU FIRST I WANT TO ADDRESS THE FIRST I WANT TO ADDRESS THE NUMBERS NUMBERS THERE’S A LOT BEING THROWN THERE’S A LOT BEING THROWN AROUND AROUND I WANT TO GIVE YOU THE STORY I WANT TO GIVE YOU THE STORY ABOUT THE NUMBERS ABOUT THE NUMBERS I THINK THIS HIGHLIGHTS SOME I THINK THIS HIGHLIGHTS SOME IMPORTANT POINTS IMPORTANT POINTS WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT STUDENT WE ARE CONCERNED ABOUT STUDENT SAFETY BUT IT IS RELEVANT TO SAFETY BUT IT IS RELEVANT TO TALK ABOUT TEACHER SAFETY AND TALK ABOUT TEACHER SAFETY AND STAFF IN THE BUILDING STAFF IN THE BUILDING THERE’S A MUCH BIGGER PICTURE THERE’S A MUCH BIGGER PICTURE HERE THAT WE HAVE TO THINK HERE THAT WE HAVE TO THINK ABOUT ABOUT GOING BACK TO THE CORE ISSUE, GOING BACK TO THE CORE ISSUE, LET ME START BY SAYING, MY MOM LET ME START BY SAYING, MY MOM ALWAYS REMINDED ME TOO NEVER ALWAYS REMINDED ME TOO NEVER ARGUE POLITICS OR RELIGION AND ARGUE POLITICS OR RELIGION AND ODDLY I AM SAYING THE SAME THING ODDLY I AM SAYING THE SAME THING ABOUT THE SCIENCE OF COVID-19 ABOUT THE SCIENCE OF COVID-19 THE ISSUE IS WHILE THERE ARE THE ISSUE IS WHILE THERE ARE OBJECTIVE NUMBERS IN THE DATA, OBJECTIVE NUMBERS IN THE DATA, EVERYONE HAS INFORMATION ON WHAT EVERYONE HAS INFORMATION ON WHAT THE NUMBERS MEAN THE NUMBERS MEAN SOMETIMES THE NUMBERS ARE IN SOMETIMES THE NUMBERS ARE IN DISPUTE AND PEOPLE QUOTE NUMBERS DISPUTE AND PEOPLE QUOTE NUMBERS THAT ARE NOT NECESSARILY THAT ARE NOT NECESSARILY COMPATIBLE WITH THE MOST COMPATIBLE WITH THE MOST RELIABLE STATS WHETHER FROM THE RELIABLE STATS WHETHER FROM THE CDC, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION CDC, WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION OR THE STATE OR THE STATE SO THIS IS A CHARGED ISSUE SO THIS IS A CHARGED ISSUE ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO THE ESPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO THE EMOTION OF SCHOOLS REOPENING EMOTION OF SCHOOLS REOPENING I WANT TO HAVE YOU RUN THE I WANT TO HAVE YOU RUN THE PACKAGE I HAD EARLIER ABOUT SOME PACKAGE I HAD EARLIER ABOUT SOME OF THE NUMBERS FROM TWO NEW OF THE NUMBERS FROM TWO NEW REPORTS REPORTS >> A NEW STUDY REPORTED SAID >> A NEW STUDY REPORTED SAID BETWEEN JANUARY AND MAY OF THIS BETWEEN JANUARY AND MAY OF THIS YEAR CHILDREN DEFINED AS BEING YEAR CHILDREN DEFINED AS BEING UNDER 16 REPRESENTED ONLY 1.1% UNDER 16 REPRESENTED ONLY 1.1% OF THE SARS, COVID-19 CASES IN OF THE SARS, COVID-19 CASES IN GREAT BRITAIN GREAT BRITAIN IN THE SAME TIMEFRAME THERE WERE IN THE SAME TIMEFRAME THERE WERE EIGHT PIETRO DEATHS A FATALITY EIGHT PIETRO DEATHS A FATALITY RATE OF 0.3% RATE OF 0.3% ADDITIONALLY USING HISTORIC ADDITIONALLY USING HISTORIC DATA, THE AUTHORS WERE ABLE TO DATA, THE AUTHORS WERE ABLE TO SHOW THERE WERE NO ADDITIONAL SHOW THERE WERE NO ADDITIONAL DEATHS THAT WOULD REPRESENT DEATHS THAT WOULD REPRESENT UNDETECTED CASES OF COVID-19 UNDETECTED CASES OF COVID-19 IN THE END THEY CONCLUDED THE IN THE END THEY CONCLUDED THE FINDINGS PROVIDED FURTHER FINDINGS PROVIDED FURTHER EVIDENCE AGAINST THE RULE OF EVIDENCE AGAINST THE RULE OF CHILDREN IN THE TRANSMISSION AND CHILDREN IN THE TRANSMISSION AND INFECTION INFECTION THE DATA SHOULD BE CONTRASTED THE DATA SHOULD BE CONTRASTED WITH A RECENT REPORT AND SAYING WITH A RECENT REPORT AND SAYING THIS THIS USING DATA WITHIN THE UNITED USING DATA WITHIN THE UNITED STATES, THEY FOUND AS OF STATES, THEY FOUND AS OF AUGUST 6, PEDIATRIC CASES AUGUST 6, PEDIATRIC CASES REPRESENTED 9.1% OF ALL SARS, REPRESENTED 9.1% OF ALL SARS, COVID-19 CASE OF THE U.S COVID-19 CASE OF THE U.S BACK IN MAY WHEN THE STUDY ENDED BACK IN MAY WHEN THE STUDY ENDED IT WAS ONLY 3% IT WAS ONLY 3% THE REASON BEHIND THE RISE IN THE REASON BEHIND THE RISE IN THE U.S. IS IMPROVING BUT THE U.S. IS IMPROVING BUT EXPERTS HAVE NOTED TWO FACTORS, EXPERTS HAVE NOTED TWO FACTORS, INCREASED TESTING IN CHILDREN INCREASED TESTING IN CHILDREN EVEN IF THEY ARE MINIMAL WHEAT EVEN IF THEY ARE MINIMAL WHEAT SYMPTOMATIC OR A LOT GENERALLY SYMPTOMATIC OR A LOT GENERALLY INCREASE SPREAD IN ADULTS AND INCREASE SPREAD IN ADULTS AND CHILDREN IN RECENT MONTHS CHILDREN IN RECENT MONTHS EVEN WITH INCREASED CASES EVEN WITH INCREASED CASES ACCORDING TO THE DATA, CHILDREN ACCORDING TO THE DATA, CHILDREN REPRESENTED BETWEEN 0 AND 0.4% REPRESENTED BETWEEN 0 AND 0.4% OF ALL COVID-19 DEATHS IN OF ALL COVID-19 DEATHS IN INDIVIDUAL STATES WITH 19 STATES INDIVIDUAL STATES WITH 19 STATES REPORTING 0 CHILD DEATHS REPORTING 0 CHILD DEATHS THAT IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE CDC THAT IS COMPATIBLE WITH THE CDC DATA SHOWING THAT COMPARED TO DATA SHOWING THAT COMPARED TO 18-29 -YEAR-OLDS, CHILDREN LESS 18-29 -YEAR-OLDS, CHILDREN LESS THAN 18 ABOUT 9-16 TIMES RISK THAN 18 ABOUT 9-16 TIMES RISK LOWER OF DEATHS LOWER OF DEATHS >> SO I THINK IT’S REALLY >> SO I THINK IT’S REALLY IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND, THOSE IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND, THOSE NUMBERS ARE WHAT WE KNOW RIGHT NUMBERS ARE WHAT WE KNOW RIGHT NOW NOW IT IS LIKELY WE WILL LEARN MORE IT IS LIKELY WE WILL LEARN MORE TO REFINE OUR OPINION OVER TIME TO REFINE OUR OPINION OVER TIME ESPECIALLY IN SCHOOLS REOPENING ESPECIALLY IN SCHOOLS REOPENING BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS THESE BUT THE BOTTOM LINE IS THESE FACTS ARE, CHILDREN DO GET FACTS ARE, CHILDREN DO GET INFECTED, ALTHOUGH THEY DO NOT INFECTED, ALTHOUGH THEY DO NOT GET INFECTED AS OFTEN AS PEOPLE GET INFECTED AS OFTEN AS PEOPLE OVER 18 AND NOT WITH SEVERE OVER 18 AND NOT WITH SEVERE CONSEQUENCES CONSEQUENCES THE REAL QUESTION ULTIMATELY IS, THE REAL QUESTION ULTIMATELY IS, HOW MUCH RISK IS REASONABLE HOW MUCH RISK IS REASONABLE I WANT TO PUT SOMETHING INTO I WANT TO PUT SOMETHING INTO PERSPECTIVE PERSPECTIVE I REALLY APPRECIATE WHAT THE I REALLY APPRECIATE WHAT THE SUPERINTENDENTS ARE TALKING SUPERINTENDENTS ARE TALKING ABOUT ABOUT A LOT OF THIS IS FROM A PARENT A LOT OF THIS IS FROM A PARENT STANDPOINT, PERSONAL RISK STANDPOINT, PERSONAL RISK ASSESSMENT FOR YOURSELF, FAMILY ASSESSMENT FOR YOURSELF, FAMILY AND YOUR CHILD AND YOUR CHILD [ INAUDIBLE ] [ INAUDIBLE ] >> IN MY OPINION FOR IN PERSON >> IN MY OPINION FOR IN PERSON LEARNING RETURNING IS A HIGHLY LEARNING RETURNING IS A HIGHLY INDIVIDUALIZED AND EVERY PARENT INDIVIDUALIZED AND EVERY PARENT NEEDS TO THINK ABOUT IT BASED ON NEEDS TO THINK ABOUT IT BASED ON DIFFERENT FACTORS DIFFERENT FACTORS I WILL LAY SOME OF MY THOUGHTS I WILL LAY SOME OF MY THOUGHTS OUT OUT WHAT IS YOUR HOUSEHOLD RISK WHAT IS YOUR HOUSEHOLD RISK TOLERANCE TOLERANCE IS THERE SOMEONE AT HOME WHO IS IS THERE SOMEONE AT HOME WHO IS CONCERNED BECAUSE OF THEIR CONCERNED BECAUSE OF THEIR MEDICAL HISTORY MEDICAL HISTORY IF THAT IS THE CASE MAY BE YOUR IF THAT IS THE CASE MAY BE YOUR CHILD BEING BACK IN A LARGER CHILD BEING BACK IN A LARGER EXPOSURE ENVIRONMENT MAY NOT BE EXPOSURE ENVIRONMENT MAY NOT BE AS GOOD OR SAY AS GOOD OR SAY I WOULD ARGUE THE SAME HOLDS FOR I WOULD ARGUE THE SAME HOLDS FOR TEACHERS TEACHERS FOR TEACHERS, IF YOU HAVE FOR TEACHERS, IF YOU HAVE SIGNIFICANT MEDICAL PROBLEMS IF SIGNIFICANT MEDICAL PROBLEMS IF YOUR SPOUSE OR SOMEONE IN THE YOUR SPOUSE OR SOMEONE IN THE FAMILY HAS MEDICAL PROBLEMS THAT FAMILY HAS MEDICAL PROBLEMS THAT IS SIGNIFICANT IS SIGNIFICANT NEXT, SOME OF THIS WAS TOUCHED NEXT, SOME OF THIS WAS TOUCHED ON, WILL THE CHILD LEARN BETTER ON, WILL THE CHILD LEARN BETTER IN PERSON IN PERSON I THINK EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS IN I THINK EVERYONE UNDERSTANDS IN PERSON LEARNING IS BETTER

PERSON LEARNING IS BETTER PEOPLE KNOW THEIR CHILD AND KNOW PEOPLE KNOW THEIR CHILD AND KNOW SOME CHILDREN WILL NOT SOME CHILDREN WILL NOT [ INAUDIBLE ] [ INAUDIBLE ] >> THAT’S WHAT’S WRONG >> THAT’S WHAT’S WRONG HAVE WE LOST FRANK? HAVE WE LOST FRANK? >> I THINK WE HAVE LOST EMPIRIC >> I THINK WE HAVE LOST EMPIRIC WE WILL TRY TO GET HIM BACK WE WILL TRY TO GET HIM BACK BECAUSE THESE WERE IMPORTANT BECAUSE THESE WERE IMPORTANT THOUGHTS AS WE TALK, NO MATTER THOUGHTS AS WE TALK, NO MATTER WHAT THE DISTRICTS DECIDE OR THE WHAT THE DISTRICTS DECIDE OR THE SUPERINTENDENTS DECIDE, PARENTS SUPERINTENDENTS DECIDE, PARENTS HAVE TO EACH MAKE A DECISION FOR HAVE TO EACH MAKE A DECISION FOR WHAT IS BEST FOR THEIR OWN WHAT IS BEST FOR THEIR OWN FAMILY FAMILY DR. NIKOLAI VITTI BEFORE WE MOVE DR. NIKOLAI VITTI BEFORE WE MOVE ON YOU HAD YOUR HAND UP AS WE ON YOU HAD YOUR HAND UP AS WE SPOKE ABOUT THE FUNDING, DO YOU SPOKE ABOUT THE FUNDING, DO YOU WANT TO WEIGH IN ON THAT REALLY WANT TO WEIGH IN ON THAT REALLY QUICKLY? QUICKLY? >> NOT SPECIFICALLY FUNDING BUT >> NOT SPECIFICALLY FUNDING BUT IT SPEAKS TO WHAT FRANK WAS IT SPEAKS TO WHAT FRANK WAS TRYING TO SAY WHICH IS WE CAN’T TRYING TO SAY WHICH IS WE CAN’T TALK ABOUT PARENTS MAKING TALK ABOUT PARENTS MAKING DECISIONS IF WE ARE NOT ALLOWING DECISIONS IF WE ARE NOT ALLOWING FOR ONLINE OPTIONS FOR ONLINE OPTIONS SINCE WE ARE NOT RECEIVING ANY SINCE WE ARE NOT RECEIVING ANY GUIDANCE AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL GUIDANCE AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL AND THE STATE GUIDANCE HAS BEEN AND THE STATE GUIDANCE HAS BEEN MIXED MIXED IF WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER IF WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER FACE-TO-FACE LEARNING THEN WE FACE-TO-FACE LEARNING THEN WE WILL HAVE TWO PROBLEMS SOLVED WILL HAVE TWO PROBLEMS SOLVED REGARDING WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE REGARDING WHAT THAT LOOKS LIKE SO NO ONE WANTS TO SEE THE SO NO ONE WANTS TO SEE THE SUPERINTENDENT AND THE UNION SUPERINTENDENT AND THE UNION LEADER SEEMINGLY FIGHTING ON TV, LEADER SEEMINGLY FIGHTING ON TV, THAT IS NOT WHAT KIDS WANT TO THAT IS NOT WHAT KIDS WANT TO SEE SEE KIDS AND PARENTS, WANT PEOPLE TO KIDS AND PARENTS, WANT PEOPLE TO WORK TOGETHER TO FIGURE IT OUT WORK TOGETHER TO FIGURE IT OUT WHEN THE PLANT WAS RELEASED IN WHEN THE PLANT WAS RELEASED IN JUNE, DFT AND THE DISTRICT JUNE, DFT AND THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATORS MEET THREE TIMES ADMINISTRATORS MEET THREE TIMES DAY, SO IF THERE ISN’T TIME TO DAY, SO IF THERE ISN’T TIME TO TALK I DON’T KNOW WHEN THERE TALK I DON’T KNOW WHEN THERE WILL BE SO THE DEMANDS REQUESTED WILL BE SO THE DEMANDS REQUESTED FOR THE MOST PART FOCUSED ON NOT FOR THE MOST PART FOCUSED ON NOT OFFERING FACE-TO-FACE LEARNING OFFERING FACE-TO-FACE LEARNING UNTIL THERE IS AN IMMUNIZATION, UNTIL THERE IS AN IMMUNIZATION, WE CANNOT AND I DON’T THINK THE WE CANNOT AND I DON’T THINK THE TEACHERS WANT TO DO IT, WE WILL TEACHERS WANT TO DO IT, WE WILL NOT ABANDON 10-15,000 PARENTS NOT ABANDON 10-15,000 PARENTS THAT NEED AND WANT FACE-TO-FACE THAT NEED AND WANT FACE-TO-FACE INSTRUCTION INSTRUCTION >> WE NEED TO OWN THE CHALLENGES >> WE NEED TO OWN THE CHALLENGES OF COVID OF COVID I’M OPTIMISTIC THAT IT WILL I’M OPTIMISTIC THAT IT WILL HAPPEN AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO HAPPEN AND WE WILL CONTINUE TO NEGOTIATE WHAT NEEDS TO BE NEGOTIATE WHAT NEEDS TO BE NEGOTIATED NEGOTIATED I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT FOR I THINK IT IS IMPORTANT FOR PARENTS AND TEACHERS TO HEAR PARENTS AND TEACHERS TO HEAR THAT THAT YOU MADE A GOOD POINT ABOUT IF YOU MADE A GOOD POINT ABOUT IF THE OPTIONS ARE NOT AVAILABLE THE OPTIONS ARE NOT AVAILABLE THEN THEIR DECISION ENDS UP THEN THEIR DECISION ENDS UP BEING ONE FROM THE DISTRICT BEING ONE FROM THE DISTRICT >> I THINK WE HAVE YOUR >> I THINK WE HAVE YOUR CONNECTION BACK CONNECTION BACK YOU WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF A YOU WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF A BREAKDOWN ABOUT FAMILIES MAKING BREAKDOWN ABOUT FAMILIES MAKING DECISIONS DECISIONS TANNED NOTE, WE STILL DON’T HAVE TANNED NOTE, WE STILL DON’T HAVE THEM THEM >> OKAY I TELL YOU WHAT LET’S >> OKAY I TELL YOU WHAT LET’S MOVE ON TO THE NEXT GROUP THAT MOVE ON TO THE NEXT GROUP THAT WE WANT TO BRING IN, HOW DO WE WANT TO BRING IN, HOW DO TEACHERS FEEL ABOUT GOING BACK TEACHERS FEEL ABOUT GOING BACK TO SCHOOL THIS FALL, WE HAVE TO SCHOOL THIS FALL, WE HAVE THREE TEACHERS WITH US THREE TEACHERS WITH US I WILL BE HAPPY TO INTRODUCE I WILL BE HAPPY TO INTRODUCE THEM TO YOU, A MIDDLE SCHOOL THEM TO YOU, A MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER FROM ANN ARBOR, LARSON TEACHER FROM ANN ARBOR, LARSON FROM A MAP TEACHER, AND WE FROM A MAP TEACHER, AND WE SHOULD MENTION SHE HAS ALSO BEEN SHOULD MENTION SHE HAS ALSO BEEN TEACHING IN PERSON SUMMER SCHOOL TEACHING IN PERSON SUMMER SCHOOL AND CHRIS IS WITH US WITH A AND CHRIS IS WITH US WITH A CIVICS AND HISTORY TEACHER CIVICS AND HISTORY TEACHER >> TEACHERS, IS NOT JUST SCHOOL >> TEACHERS, IS NOT JUST SCHOOL DISTRICTS AND THE STATE TRIED TO DISTRICTS AND THE STATE TRIED TO FIGURE OUT HOW WE WILL PAY FOR FIGURE OUT HOW WE WILL PAY FOR THIS, FAMILIES ARE BURNED IN THIS, FAMILIES ARE BURNED IN MANY WAYS BY THE PANDEMIC MANY WAYS BY THE PANDEMIC PARENTS IN EVERY DISTRICT ARE PARENTS IN EVERY DISTRICT ARE FACED WITH HOW TO KEEP WORKING FACED WITH HOW TO KEEP WORKING WHILE MAKING SURE CHILDREN ARE WHILE MAKING SURE CHILDREN ARE SAFE AND GETTING AN EDUCATION SAFE AND GETTING AN EDUCATION SO TEACHERS, WHAT I WANT TO KNOW SO TEACHERS, WHAT I WANT TO KNOW FROM YOU BASICALLY IS HOW ARE FROM YOU BASICALLY IS HOW ARE YOU HELPING YOUR PARENTS YOU HELPING YOUR PARENTS NAVIGATE THIS VERY WE KNOW YOU NAVIGATE THIS VERY WE KNOW YOU HAVE HAD STUDENTS IN PERSON AND HAVE HAD STUDENTS IN PERSON AND REMOTELY HOW ARE YOU HELPING REMOTELY HOW ARE YOU HELPING PARENTS NAVIGATE THIS, MARK PARENTS NAVIGATE THIS, MARK LET’S START WITH YOU LET’S START WITH YOU >> WELL, TRYING TO ANSWER AS >> WELL, TRYING TO ANSWER AS MANY QUESTIONS AS POSSIBLE, WITH MANY QUESTIONS AS POSSIBLE, WITH LIMITED INFORMATION, OFTENTIMES LIMITED INFORMATION, OFTENTIMES I THINK PARENTS, THE FIRST I THINK PARENTS, THE FIRST PEOPLE THEY FEEL COMFORTABLE PEOPLE THEY FEEL COMFORTABLE REACHING OUT TO ARE THE PEOPLE REACHING OUT TO ARE THE PEOPLE THEY ARE MOST CONTACT WITH NS THEY ARE MOST CONTACT WITH NS AND TEACHERS AND TEACHERS UNFORTUNATELY SOMETIMES IN THESE UNFORTUNATELY SOMETIMES IN THESE TYPES OF SITUATIONS, THE TYPES OF SITUATIONS, THE INFORMATION IS SLOW TO GET INFORMATION IS SLOW TO GET THROUGH US THROUGH US SO WE WANT TO REASSURE THEM THAT SO WE WANT TO REASSURE THEM THAT WHATEVER WE PROVIDE WILL BE WHATEVER WE PROVIDE WILL BE MEANINGFUL AND VIGOROUS AND WILL MEANINGFUL AND VIGOROUS AND WILL NOT — NOT — >> BUSY, YOU KIND OF DROPPED OUT >> BUSY, YOU KIND OF DROPPED OUT THERE FOR A MOMENT THERE FOR A MOMENT >> LET ME BRING ELAINE ANSWER >> LET ME BRING ELAINE ANSWER THIS THIS LENA WE WATCHED MORE DRAMA THAN LENA WE WATCHED MORE DRAMA THAN WE USUALLY SEE AROUND SUMMER WE USUALLY SEE AROUND SUMMER SCHOOL YOU WERE PART OF THAT AND SCHOOL YOU WERE PART OF THAT AND YOU WERE TEACHING SUMMER SCHOOL YOU WERE TEACHING SUMMER SCHOOL WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? >> TO RECAP THE ORIGINAL >> TO RECAP THE ORIGINAL QUESTION TO BEING THE PRAYER QUESTION TO BEING THE PRAYER SIN, MY PRINCIPAL WAS FORWARD SIN, MY PRINCIPAL WAS FORWARD THINKING ON HOW TO BUILD AND THE

THINKING ON HOW TO BUILD AND THE DECISIONS BEING MADE DECISIONS BEING MADE EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE BEEN OFF EVEN THOUGH WE HAVE BEEN OFF WORK WE WERE CALLING AND TEXTING WORK WE WERE CALLING AND TEXTING AND TRYING TO GET THE PARENTS TO AND TRYING TO GET THE PARENTS TO TAKE THE TECHNOLOGY SURVEY TAKE THE TECHNOLOGY SURVEY WORKING WITH THE STAFF TO LET WORKING WITH THE STAFF TO LET PARENTS COME UP ON THE DAYS THEY PARENTS COME UP ON THE DAYS THEY COULD GET THERE COULD GET THERE DOING SURVEYS WITH PARENTS OVER DOING SURVEYS WITH PARENTS OVER THE PHONE THE PHONE HELPING PARENTS DO THE SURVEY HELPING PARENTS DO THE SURVEY NOW THAT THEY HAVE THE DEVICES NOW THAT THEY HAVE THE DEVICES AND GETTING PEOPLE ACCLIMATED AND GETTING PEOPLE ACCLIMATED AND HOW TO DO THE THINGS WITH AND HOW TO DO THE THINGS WITH THE CHILDREN THE CHILDREN A BIG PART OF WHAT WE DID IN A BIG PART OF WHAT WE DID IN SUMMER SCHOOL WAS, THE CHILDREN SUMMER SCHOOL WAS, THE CHILDREN AND THERE WERE NOT ALWAYS ABLE AND THERE WERE NOT ALWAYS ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DISTANCE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DISTANCE LEARNING SO WE GOT THEM IN LEARNING SO WE GOT THEM IN TEAMS TEAMS JUST TRYING TO BE THERE AND JUST TRYING TO BE THERE AND LISTEN TO WHAT THE PARENTS ARE LISTEN TO WHAT THE PARENTS ARE SAYING SAYING IT WASN’T SO MUCH WHAT THEY WERE IT WASN’T SO MUCH WHAT THEY WERE DOING IT WAS CALLING FAMILIES DOING IT WAS CALLING FAMILIES AND MAKING SURE EVERYTHING WAS AND MAKING SURE EVERYTHING WAS ALL RIGHT AND CALLING PEOPLE ALL RIGHT AND CALLING PEOPLE ONCE ONCE WEEK AND CHECKING IN WEEK AND CHECKING IN JUST HEARING WITH THE PARENTS JUST HEARING WITH THE PARENTS WERE SAYING ABOUT WHAT THEY WERE SAYING ABOUT WHAT THEY NEEDED AND WHAT THEIR NEEDED AND WHAT THEIR FRUSTRATIONS WERE AND HOW THINGS FRUSTRATIONS WERE AND HOW THINGS WERE NOT GOING IDEALLY FOR THEM WERE NOT GOING IDEALLY FOR THEM I KNOW THAT DR. NIKOLAI VITTI I KNOW THAT DR. NIKOLAI VITTI HAS WORKED HARD TO GET HAS WORKED HARD TO GET TECHNOLOGY BUT I’M STILL NOT TECHNOLOGY BUT I’M STILL NOT SURE WE CAN REACH A SIGNIFICANT SURE WE CAN REACH A SIGNIFICANT AMOUNT OF STUDENTS IF THEY DON’T AMOUNT OF STUDENTS IF THEY DON’T HAVE SOMEONE IN THE HOME TO HELP HAVE SOMEONE IN THE HOME TO HELP THEM THEM >> THAT BRINGS US TO OUR NEXT WE >> THAT BRINGS US TO OUR NEXT WE WERE QUESTION WERE QUESTION BECAUSE THIS QUESTION WAS ASKED BECAUSE THIS QUESTION WAS ASKED WE KNOW MANY PARENTS ARE WE KNOW MANY PARENTS ARE GRAPPLING WITH THIS GRAPPLING WITH THIS SHE SAID WHO IS GOING TO TEACH SHE SAID WHO IS GOING TO TEACH MY SON ALL DAY WHILE MY HUSBAND MY SON ALL DAY WHILE MY HUSBAND AND I WORK AND I WORK WE ARE BOTH ESSENTIAL WORKERS WE ARE BOTH ESSENTIAL WORKERS I AM A NURSE AND HE IS IN I AM A NURSE AND HE IS IN RETAIL RETAIL OUR CHILDCARE PROVIDER IS MITE OUR CHILDCARE PROVIDER IS MITE 74-YEAR-OLD MOTHER WHO DOESN’T 74-YEAR-OLD MOTHER WHO DOESN’T HAVE THE INTERNET OR THE PATIENT HAVE THE INTERNET OR THE PATIENT OR THE KNOW-HOW TO BE MY SON’S OR THE KNOW-HOW TO BE MY SON’S THIRD GRADE TEACHER THIRD GRADE TEACHER SO HOW WOULD YOU ANSWER THAT SO HOW WOULD YOU ANSWER THAT QUESTION QUESTION >> ARGUE SPECIFICALLY ADDRESSING >> ARGUE SPECIFICALLY ADDRESSING ME? ME? >> WE WANT TO HEAR FROM THE >> WE WANT TO HEAR FROM THE TEACHERS BUT WE HAVE ARE FROM TEACHERS BUT WE HAVE ARE FROM CHRISTOPHER YET CHRISTOPHER YET >> I WOULD HAVE TO SAY THAT IS A >> I WOULD HAVE TO SAY THAT IS A GREAT QUESTION GREAT QUESTION THAT IS ONE OF THE THINGS A LOT THAT IS ONE OF THE THINGS A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE GRAPPLING WITH OF PEOPLE ARE GRAPPLING WITH WE ARE TRYING AS MUCH AS WE CAN WE ARE TRYING AS MUCH AS WE CAN TO HELP AND SUPPORT PEOPLE WHO TO HELP AND SUPPORT PEOPLE WHO ARE IN DIFFICULT SITUATIONS BUT ARE IN DIFFICULT SITUATIONS BUT AT THE SAME TIME WE ARE LIMITED AT THE SAME TIME WE ARE LIMITED TO WHAT WE CAN PROVIDE TO WHAT WE CAN PROVIDE WE AS TEACHERS WE WANT TO GET WE AS TEACHERS WE WANT TO GET OUT THERE AND TEACH OUT THERE AND TEACH TECHNOLOGY IS A TOOL TO DO THAT TECHNOLOGY IS A TOOL TO DO THAT BUT SOMETHING WE ARE LEARNING TO BUT SOMETHING WE ARE LEARNING TO DO DO IT IS A VERY DIFFICULT IT IS A VERY DIFFICULT SITUATION, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU SITUATION, ESPECIALLY WHEN YOU HAVE PARENTS THAT HAVE HAVE PARENTS THAT HAVE RESPONSIBILITIES THAT DON’T RESPONSIBILITIES THAT DON’T ALLOW THEM TO HELP THEIR ALLOW THEM TO HELP THEIR CHILDREN AT THE TIME THEY CHILDREN AT THE TIME THEY NEEDED NEEDED >> ALL THREE OF OUR TEACHERS >> ALL THREE OF OUR TEACHERS WHERE DO YOU WANT TO BE WHERE DO YOU WANT TO BE I KNOW YOU WANT TO BE IN THE I KNOW YOU WANT TO BE IN THE CLASSROOM BUT RIGHT NOW WITH ALL CLASSROOM BUT RIGHT NOW WITH ALL THAT YOU KNOW WHERE DO YOU FEEL THAT YOU KNOW WHERE DO YOU FEEL IS BEST FOR YOU TO BE MOVING IS BEST FOR YOU TO BE MOVING INTO THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR, MARK, INTO THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR, MARK, YOU FIRST YOU FIRST >> ABSOLUTELY >> ABSOLUTELY I THINK WE SHOULD START I THINK WE SHOULD START VIRTUALLY, AND THAT PAINS ME TOO VIRTUALLY, AND THAT PAINS ME TOO SAY IT SAY IT I DIDN’T BECOME A TEACHER TO I DIDN’T BECOME A TEACHER TO TEACH VIRTUALLY TEACH VIRTUALLY BUT AS A SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER, BUT AS A SOCIAL STUDIES TEACHER, I KEEP THINKING, IT’S UP TO THE I KEEP THINKING, IT’S UP TO THE PUBLIC TO DETERMINE WILL WE GO PUBLIC TO DETERMINE WILL WE GO BACK TO SCHOOL BACK TO SCHOOL WHEN I HEAR STORIES ABOUT LARGE WHEN I HEAR STORIES ABOUT LARGE EVENTS AND FOURTH OF JULY EVENTS AND FOURTH OF JULY PARTIES, AND ALL OF THESE PUSH PARTIES, AND ALL OF THESE PUSH FACTS TO THE MEDICAL ADVICE WE FACTS TO THE MEDICAL ADVICE WE ARE GETTING, I THINK IT IS THE ARE GETTING, I THINK IT IS THE PUBLIC’S RESPONSIBILITY TO PUT PUBLIC’S RESPONSIBILITY TO PUT US BACK INTO THE CLASSROOM WE US BACK INTO THE CLASSROOM WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A SOCIAL% ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF A SOCIAL% STUDIES PROJECT STUDIES PROJECT WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU WE SHOULD WHERE DO YOU THINK YOU WE SHOULD BE? BE? >> I’M SO AFRAID TO GO BACK BUT >> I’M SO AFRAID TO GO BACK BUT MY HEART IS WITH THE PARENTS AND MY HEART IS WITH THE PARENTS AND THE PARENTS WHO DON’T HAVE THE THE PARENTS WHO DON’T HAVE THE CHOICE TO WORK INSIDE OF THE CHOICE TO WORK INSIDE OF THE HOME OR THE MEMES OR THE ACCESS HOME OR THE MEMES OR THE ACCESS TO GET A PRIVATE TUTOR TO GET A PRIVATE TUTOR I DON’T KNOW IF IT’S BECAUSE I I DON’T KNOW IF IT’S BECAUSE I WORKED IN DIFFERENT PLACES BUT WORKED IN DIFFERENT PLACES BUT THIS IS MY CALLING THIS IS MY CALLING I FEEL LIKE, IT IS MY DUTY TO GO I FEEL LIKE, IT IS MY DUTY TO GO BACK TO WORK BACK TO WORK AT THE SAME TIME I FULLY SUPPORT AT THE SAME TIME I FULLY SUPPORT ANY TEACHER SUCH AS MARK, I’M ANY TEACHER SUCH AS MARK, I’M NOT SURE HOW CHRISTOPHER FIELDS NOT SURE HOW CHRISTOPHER FIELDS WHO FEELS IT IS NOT SAFE TO GO WHO FEELS IT IS NOT SAFE TO GO BACK BACK I WISH MORE DISTRICTS COULD GIVE I WISH MORE DISTRICTS COULD GIVE THE OPTION THE OPTION THERE ARE DISTRICTS THAT CAN DO THERE ARE DISTRICTS THAT CAN DO THAT THAT I AM CONCERNED BECAUSE I’M NOT I AM CONCERNED BECAUSE I’M NOT HEARING VOICES FROM STUDENTS AND HEARING VOICES FROM STUDENTS AND TEACHERS ARE SPECIAL ED TEACHERS ARE SPECIAL ED WE ARE JUST THREE VOICES FROM WE ARE JUST THREE VOICES FROM HERE SO MANY TEACHERS HAVE FEARS HERE SO MANY TEACHERS HAVE FEARS AND CHILDREN’S MAY BE NOT BE IN AND CHILDREN’S MAY BE NOT BE IN THE SAME DISTRICT WILL HAVE THE THE SAME DISTRICT WILL HAVE THE SUPERVISION THEY NEED, THE CHILD SUPERVISION THEY NEED, THE CHILD IS HOME FOR ONLINE SCHOOLING IS HOME FOR ONLINE SCHOOLING BECAUSE THE DISTRICT IS ONLINE

BECAUSE THE DISTRICT IS ONLINE BUT THE PARENT TEACHER MUST BUT THE PARENT TEACHER MUST TEACH FACE-TO-FACE OR TEACH TEACH FACE-TO-FACE OR TEACH DIGITALLY FROM A BUILDING DIGITALLY FROM A BUILDING SO THERE SO MANY CONSIDERATIONS SO THERE SO MANY CONSIDERATIONS BUT I RESPECT EVERYONE’S BUT I RESPECT EVERYONE’S DECISION DECISION I KNOW, I WON’T LIE, I HAVE BEEN I KNOW, I WON’T LIE, I HAVE BEEN TOLD SOME THINGS BUT I AM OKAY TOLD SOME THINGS BUT I AM OKAY WITH IT WITH IT I NEVER WAITED FOR ANYONE TO ASK I NEVER WAITED FOR ANYONE TO ASK MY OPINION I’VE NEVER APOLOGIZE MY OPINION I’VE NEVER APOLOGIZE SO, I AM WITH THE PARENTS SO, I AM WITH THE PARENTS >> LET ME LIKE CHRISTOPHER >> LET ME LIKE CHRISTOPHER WEARING — LET ME LIKE WEARING — LET ME LIKE CHRISTOPHER WAY N CHRISTOPHER WAY N >> AS A TEACHER I WANT TO BE IN >> AS A TEACHER I WANT TO BE IN THE CLASSROOM THE CLASSROOM I GOT INTO IT BECAUSE OF THE I GOT INTO IT BECAUSE OF THE TEACHERS AND STUDENTS TEACHERS AND STUDENTS HOWEVER DEPENDING ON WHEN YOU HOWEVER DEPENDING ON WHEN YOU ASK ME AND WHAT I PREVIOUSLY ASK ME AND WHAT I PREVIOUSLY READ ITS WAY’S MY OPINION READ ITS WAY’S MY OPINION BECAUSE WE ARE CONSTANTLY BECAUSE WE ARE CONSTANTLY INUNDATED WITH SO MUCH INUNDATED WITH SO MUCH INFORMATION INFORMATION ONE DAY IT SOUNDS GREAT AND ONE DAY IT SOUNDS GREAT AND ANOTHER DAY IT SAYS IN GEORGIA ANOTHER DAY IT SAYS IN GEORGIA THEY ARE QUARANTINING 1200 THEY ARE QUARANTINING 1200 STUDENTS STUDENTS IT IS A DIFFICULT SITUATION AND IT IS A DIFFICULT SITUATION AND WE WANT TO DO WHAT WE CAN FOR WE WANT TO DO WHAT WE CAN FOR THE STUDENTS BUT AT THE SAME THE STUDENTS BUT AT THE SAME TIME WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY TIME WE WANT TO MAKE SURE THEY ARE SAFE AND WE ARE SAVED ARE SAFE AND WE ARE SAVED AS STATED WE HAVE PEOPLE AROUND AS STATED WE HAVE PEOPLE AROUND US WHO HAVE ISSUES US WHO HAVE ISSUES THOUGH IT IS NOT, A CUT AND DRY THOUGH IT IS NOT, A CUT AND DRY SITUATION WHERE YOU CAN SAY I SITUATION WHERE YOU CAN SAY I WANT THIS PAIR AS TEACHERS WE WANT THIS PAIR AS TEACHERS WE TEND TO ROLL WITH WHAT HAPPENS TEND TO ROLL WITH WHAT HAPPENS I JUST WANT TO BE SAFE I JUST WANT TO BE SAFE >> YES, GOOD SEGUE TO GET BACK >> YES, GOOD SEGUE TO GET BACK I THINK WE HAVE WORKED OUT YOUR I THINK WE HAVE WORKED OUT YOUR BUGS BUGS >> CAN YOU HEAR ME? >> CAN YOU HEAR ME? >> THIS IS SO IMPORTANT >> THIS IS SO IMPORTANT WE LOSE THIS IS A BIG WE LOSE THIS IS A BIG CONVERSATION I KNOW WE ARE CONVERSATION I KNOW WE ARE RUNNING LONG RUNNING LONG BUT YOU WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF BUT YOU WERE IN THE MIDDLE OF EXPLAINING HOW PARENTS CAN EXPLAINING HOW PARENTS CAN DECIDE AND TEACHERS FOR DECIDE AND TEACHERS FOR THEMSELVES, WHEN IT IS SAFE AND THEMSELVES, WHEN IT IS SAFE AND OUT THEY CAN’T DETERMINE IF IT OUT THEY CAN’T DETERMINE IF IT IS IT IS SAFE TO DO FACE-TO-FACE IS IT IS SAFE TO DO FACE-TO-FACE OR IN PERSON OR IN PERSON >> SO AGAIN, I APOLOGIZE FOR >> SO AGAIN, I APOLOGIZE FOR MISSING PART OF THE CONVERSATION MISSING PART OF THE CONVERSATION IF I’M REPEATING MYSELF IF I’M REPEATING MYSELF FIRST OF ALL YOU HAVE TO ASK FIRST OF ALL YOU HAVE TO ASK YOUR HOUSEHOLD RISK TOLERANCE YOUR HOUSEHOLD RISK TOLERANCE WHAT DO YOU HAVE GOING ON AT WHAT DO YOU HAVE GOING ON AT HOME THAT WOULD MAKE IT SAFE OR HOME THAT WOULD MAKE IT SAFE OR UNSAFE FOR YOU TO RETURN TO IN UNSAFE FOR YOU TO RETURN TO IN PERSON LEARNING AS A STUDENT, PERSON LEARNING AS A STUDENT, PARENT OR, ANCILLARY STAFF IN A PARENT OR, ANCILLARY STAFF IN A SCHOOL SCHOOL WHAT ARE THE NEEDS OF YOUR WHAT ARE THE NEEDS OF YOUR CHILD CHILD DIFFERENT CHILDREN LEARN DIFFERENT CHILDREN LEARN DIFFERENTLY SPECIAL SERVICES ARE DIFFERENTLY SPECIAL SERVICES ARE DONE DONE PERHAPS THAT IS WHERE A CHILD PERHAPS THAT IS WHERE A CHILD GETS NUTRITION GETS NUTRITION IN SOME CASES IT IS A REAL WORLD IN SOME CASES IT IS A REAL WORLD CONSIDERATION CONSIDERATION PARENTS NEED TO KNOW THAT THE PARENTS NEED TO KNOW THAT THE CHILD WILL BE CARED FOR BECAUSE CHILD WILL BE CARED FOR BECAUSE THEY CANNOT CARE FOR THEM THEY CANNOT CARE FOR THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE OTHERWISE BECAUSE THEY ARE OTHERWISE WORKING WORKING BUT THEN EVEN BIGGER PICTURE YOU BUT THEN EVEN BIGGER PICTURE YOU HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE SCHOOL HAVE TO ASK WHETHER THE SCHOOL IS READY IS READY WHAT ARE THE POLICIES AND WHAT ARE THE POLICIES AND PROCEDURES FOR RISK MITIGATION PROCEDURES FOR RISK MITIGATION WHETHER THAT IS MASKS, CLEANING, WHETHER THAT IS MASKS, CLEANING, SYMPTOM SCREENING, RESPONSE TO SYMPTOM SCREENING, RESPONSE TO POSITIVE CASES POSITIVE CASES ARE YOU AS A PARENT OR TEACHER ARE YOU AS A PARENT OR TEACHER COMFORTABLE WITH WHAT THE SCHOOL COMFORTABLE WITH WHAT THE SCHOOL WAS DOING AND THAT SPEAKS TO WAS DOING AND THAT SPEAKS TO WHAT THE SUPERINTENDENTS HAVE WHAT THE SUPERINTENDENTS HAVE ADDRESSED ADDRESSED FINALLY THE BIG PITCHER, WHAT DO FINALLY THE BIG PITCHER, WHAT DO THE NUMBERS LOOK LIKE IN YOUR THE NUMBERS LOOK LIKE IN YOUR SCHOOL, IN YOUR CITIES, IN THE SCHOOL, IN YOUR CITIES, IN THE COUNTY AND IN THE STATE BECAUSE COUNTY AND IN THE STATE BECAUSE THOSE NOT ONLY CHANGE YOUR THOSE NOT ONLY CHANGE YOUR PERSONAL RISK, — IT CHANGES PERSONAL RISK, — IT CHANGES EVERYTHING EVERYTHING IF ALL OF A SUDDEN THE CASE IF ALL OF A SUDDEN THE CASE POSITIVITY GO ABOVE FIVE OR 10%, POSITIVITY GO ABOVE FIVE OR 10%, THAT WOULD SUGGEST WIDESPREAD THAT WOULD SUGGEST WIDESPREAD TRANSMISSION AND AT THAT POINT TRANSMISSION AND AT THAT POINT IT IS NO ONE’S DECISION IS THE IT IS NO ONE’S DECISION IS THE GOVERNOR’S DECISION WHETHER OR GOVERNOR’S DECISION WHETHER OR NOT WE GO BACK TO A STAY-AT-HOME NOT WE GO BACK TO A STAY-AT-HOME WATER WATER I THINK EVERYONE NEEDS TO I THINK EVERYONE NEEDS TO ACKNOWLEDGE THE RISK WILL NEVER ACKNOWLEDGE THE RISK WILL NEVER BE 0 BE 0 EVERYONE’S TOLERANCE WILL BE A EVERYONE’S TOLERANCE WILL BE A LITTLE DIFFERENT LITTLE DIFFERENT I THINK BECAUSE EVERY FAMILY HAS I THINK BECAUSE EVERY FAMILY HAS DIFFERENT NEEDS AND DIFFERENT DIFFERENT NEEDS AND DIFFERENT RISK TOLERANCE, THE SCHOOLS RISK TOLERANCE, THE SCHOOLS SHOULD DO WHAT THEY CAN TO SHOULD DO WHAT THEY CAN TO ACCOMMODATE IN PERSON AND REMOTE ACCOMMODATE IN PERSON AND REMOTE OPTIONS IF POSSIBLE KNOWING THAT OPTIONS IF POSSIBLE KNOWING THAT IN PERSON EDUCATION IS THE BEST IN PERSON EDUCATION IS THE BEST CHOICE AND THE MOST IDEAL GOAL CHOICE AND THE MOST IDEAL GOAL >> I WANT TO QUICKLY FOLLOW UP, >> I WANT TO QUICKLY FOLLOW UP, YOU MENTIONED THE CASES, YOU AND YOU MENTIONED THE CASES, YOU AND I AND EVERYONE AT LOCAL FOUR I AND EVERYONE AT LOCAL FOUR PROMISED WE WOULD NEVER GET TOO PROMISED WE WOULD NEVER GET TOO RATTLED OR TOO DELIGHTED BY ANY RATTLED OR TOO DELIGHTED BY ANY SINGLE PHASE DATA SINGLE PHASE DATA HOWEVER TODAY’S NEW REPORTS ON HOWEVER TODAY’S NEW REPORTS ON CASES TOOK US BACK OVER 1,000 CASES TOOK US BACK OVER 1,000 CASES CASES WE JUMPED QUITE A BIT OVER THE WE JUMPED QUITE A BIT OVER THE LAST ONE TO FOUR HOURS LAST ONE TO FOUR HOURS I KNOW, NO ONE WILL BE EXPECTED I KNOW, NO ONE WILL BE EXPECTED TO MAKE DECISIONS ON ONE SET OF TO MAKE DECISIONS ON ONE SET OF CASES BUT WHAT ARE YOUR CONCERNS CASES BUT WHAT ARE YOUR CONCERNS AS YOU LOOK AT THE NEWEST REPORT AS YOU LOOK AT THE NEWEST REPORT TODAY LACKS TODAY LACKS >> NOT JUST THE NEWEST REPORT >> NOT JUST THE NEWEST REPORT FROM TODAY, IF YOU LOOK AT THE FROM TODAY, IF YOU LOOK AT THE CURB, THE STATE OF MICHIGAN LOGS CURB, THE STATE OF MICHIGAN LOGS CASES BY THE DATE OF ONSET CASES BY THE DATE OF ONSET SO IN FACT WE REPORT ON THE SO IN FACT WE REPORT ON THE NEWS, A NEW NUMBER OF CASES NEWS, A NEW NUMBER OF CASES EVERY DAY BUT YOU ACCEPT A LOOK EVERY DAY BUT YOU ACCEPT A LOOK AT THE MIGHT START GRAPHS TO AT THE MIGHT START GRAPHS TO FIGURE OUT WHAT DATE THOSE NEW FIGURE OUT WHAT DATE THOSE NEW CASES ARE ACTUALLY PLACED ON CASES ARE ACTUALLY PLACED ON THEY ARE NOT DISTRIBUTED ON THE THEY ARE NOT DISTRIBUTED ON THE DATE WE REPORT THEM, THEY ARE

DATE WE REPORT THEM, THEY ARE DISTRIBUTED IN SOME CASES ONE DISTRIBUTED IN SOME CASES ONE WEEK OR TWO BEFORE BECAUSE THAT WEEK OR TWO BEFORE BECAUSE THAT IS WHEN THE ONSET WAS IS WHEN THE ONSET WAS I’VE BEEN WATCHING THE SYMPTOM I’VE BEEN WATCHING THE SYMPTOM ONSET GRAFT ONSET GRAFT [ INAUDIBLE ] [ INAUDIBLE ] >> IT HAS BEEN SLOWLY BUILDING >> IT HAS BEEN SLOWLY BUILDING SO TODAY’S HEIGHT NUMBER WILL SO TODAY’S HEIGHT NUMBER WILL JUST ADD TO THE LAST SEVERAL JUST ADD TO THE LAST SEVERAL COUNTS COUNTS ULTIMATELY, WHAT WE NEED TO ULTIMATELY, WHAT WE NEED TO FOCUS ON IS NOT ONLY THE DAILY FOCUS ON IS NOT ONLY THE DAILY CASE COUNT BUT WHETHER OR NOT CASE COUNT BUT WHETHER OR NOT THERE IS EVIDENCE OF ONGOING THERE IS EVIDENCE OF ONGOING COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION COMMUNITY TRANSMISSION HONESTLY THE SCHOOLS ARE A HUGE HONESTLY THE SCHOOLS ARE A HUGE PRIORITY, BUT ULTIMATELY THIS PRIORITY, BUT ULTIMATELY THIS WILL HAVE RIPPLE EFFECTS LIKE WILL HAVE RIPPLE EFFECTS LIKE CASINOS AND RESTAURANTS, YOU CASINOS AND RESTAURANTS, YOU NAME THE BUSINESS, WE WILL HAVE NAME THE BUSINESS, WE WILL HAVE TO REAL THINGS BACK IF THOSE TO REAL THINGS BACK IF THOSE NUMBERS GO UP NUMBERS GO UP FRANKLY, I THINK MAKING THE CASE FRANKLY, I THINK MAKING THE CASE THAT TAKING PROPER PRECAUTIONS THAT TAKING PROPER PRECAUTIONS WHETHER DISTANCING OR WHATEVER, WHETHER DISTANCING OR WHATEVER, IT WOULD HELP EVERYTHING IS IT WOULD HELP EVERYTHING IS ABSOLUTELY ACCURATE ABSOLUTELY ACCURATE IF WE AS A SOCIETY DO NOT DO OUR IF WE AS A SOCIETY DO NOT DO OUR PART INDIVIDUALLY AND AS A PART INDIVIDUALLY AND AS A SOCIETY TO REDUCE TRANSMISSION, SOCIETY TO REDUCE TRANSMISSION, WE WILL CONTINUE ON A — IF YOU WE WILL CONTINUE ON A — IF YOU LOOK AT THE CURVE OF DAILY NEW LOOK AT THE CURVE OF DAILY NEW CASES AND THE GENERAL TREND IT CASES AND THE GENERAL TREND IT IS ACTUALLY GOING UPWARD AND IS ACTUALLY GOING UPWARD AND THERE’S A SLIGHT DOWNWARD THERE’S A SLIGHT DOWNWARD TRAJECTORY TRAJECTORY BATCH OF THOUGHTFUL ANYONE BATCH OF THOUGHTFUL ANYONE BECAUSE IF THERE ARE NEW CASES BECAUSE IF THERE ARE NEW CASES THAT OCCUR HERE THEY GET THAT OCCUR HERE THEY GET REDISTRIBUTED, ALL OF A SUDDEN A REDISTRIBUTED, ALL OF A SUDDEN A COUPLE OF DAYS THAT DOWNWARD COUPLE OF DAYS THAT DOWNWARD AREA WILL GO RIGHT BACK UP AREA WILL GO RIGHT BACK UP SO THIS IS A MUCH BIGGER THING SO THIS IS A MUCH BIGGER THING THAN LOOKING AT DAILY CASE COUNT THAN LOOKING AT DAILY CASE COUNT SPIRIT I’M SURE THERE ARE SPIRIT I’M SURE THERE ARE EPIDEMIOLOGISTS IN LANSING, I EPIDEMIOLOGISTS IN LANSING, I KNOW THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF THE KNOW THE MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF THE MICHIGAN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH MICHIGAN ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES ARE LOOKING AND HUMAN SERVICES ARE LOOKING AT THE NUMBERS ON A DAILY BASIS AT THE NUMBERS ON A DAILY BASIS AND EVERYONE IS TRYING TO MAKE A AND EVERYONE IS TRYING TO MAKE A DECISION ABOUT WHEN WE NEED TO DECISION ABOUT WHEN WE NEED TO PULL THE TRIGGER ON ROLLING PULL THE TRIGGER ON ROLLING THINGS BACK IF NECESSARY THINGS BACK IF NECESSARY THIS WILL BE A DECISION NOT ONLY THIS WILL BE A DECISION NOT ONLY AT A STATE LEVEL BUT A REGIONAL AT A STATE LEVEL BUT A REGIONAL LEVEL LEVEL THAT IS WHY I ENCOURAGE EVERY THAT IS WHY I ENCOURAGE EVERY PARENT TO STAY ACTIVE AND PAY PARENT TO STAY ACTIVE AND PAY ATTENTION TO THE NUMBERS AGAIN ATTENTION TO THE NUMBERS AGAIN >> ALL RIGHT, WE’RE STARTING TO >> ALL RIGHT, WE’RE STARTING TO STRUGGLE WITH YOUR SIGNAL STRUGGLE WITH YOUR SIGNAL PHASE NOT ONLY IN THEIR CITY AND PHASE NOT ONLY IN THEIR CITY AND COUNTY, BUT IN THE WHOLE BECAUSE COUNTY, BUT IN THE WHOLE BECAUSE THAT IS REALLY WHAT MATTERS, THE THAT IS REALLY WHAT MATTERS, THE BIGGER PITCHER AND DRAWING ALL BIGGER PITCHER AND DRAWING ALL — BOUND TO A SMALL AREA — BOUND TO A SMALL AREA THERE MAY BE A HOTSPOT IN A THERE MAY BE A HOTSPOT IN A SPECIFIC COUNTY THAT MAY ACCOUNT SPECIFIC COUNTY THAT MAY ACCOUNT FOR A LOT OF CASES BUT THERE MAY FOR A LOT OF CASES BUT THERE MAY BE ANOTHER AREA THAT IS JUST BE ANOTHER AREA THAT IS JUST FINE FINE I WANT TO MAKE ANOTHER POINT I WANT TO MAKE ANOTHER POINT THERE ARE SOME COUNTIES THAT ARE THERE ARE SOME COUNTIES THAT ARE PERHAPS HOT AREAS PERHAPS HOT AREAS WE ALWAYS SAY, PEOPLE DON’T LIVE WE ALWAYS SAY, PEOPLE DON’T LIVE AT A COUNTY LINE AT A COUNTY LINE SO I’M JUST ARBITRARILY GOING TO SO I’M JUST ARBITRARILY GOING TO SAY MACOMB COUNTY SAY MACOMB COUNTY GET THE NUMBERS THERE GO UP THAT GET THE NUMBERS THERE GO UP THAT DOESN’T MEAN THOSE ARE ONLY DOESN’T MEAN THOSE ARE ONLY MACOMB COUNTY PEOPLE MACOMB COUNTY PEOPLE RESIDENTS IN OAKLAND COUNTY GO RESIDENTS IN OAKLAND COUNTY GO THERE THERE BUT THE SCHOOLS AND THE BUT THE SCHOOLS AND THE CHILDREN, GENERALLY ONLY REALLY CHILDREN, GENERALLY ONLY REALLY REPRESENT SPECIFIC GEOGRAPHIES REPRESENT SPECIFIC GEOGRAPHIES AND THAT IS A MORE CONTROLLABLE AND THAT IS A MORE CONTROLLABLE THING, PATTERNS OF TRAFFIC FOR THING, PATTERNS OF TRAFFIC FOR EMPLOYMENT — SO THOSE ARE OTHER EMPLOYMENT — SO THOSE ARE OTHER CONSIDERATIONS THAT I THINK NEED CONSIDERATIONS THAT I THINK NEED TO GO INTO THE MIX TO GO INTO THE MIX >> WE HAVE TO GET TO SOME OTHER >> WE HAVE TO GET TO SOME OTHER QUESTIONS QUESTIONS >> THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE SO MANY >> THAT IS WHAT WE HAVE SO MANY QUESTIONS, CONCERNS AND EMOTIONS QUESTIONS, CONCERNS AND EMOTIONS WHEN IT BECOMES TO RETURN TO WHEN IT BECOMES TO RETURN TO SCHOOL SCHOOL WE DECIDED TO TAKE A POLL AND WE WE DECIDED TO TAKE A POLL AND WE PULLED 100 PEOPLE HERE’S A LOOK PULLED 100 PEOPLE HERE’S A LOOK AT THE RESULTS AT THE RESULTS DO YOU THINK IT SHOULD RETURN TO DO YOU THINK IT SHOULD RETURN TO IN PERSON SCHOOL CLASSES THIS IN PERSON SCHOOL CLASSES THIS FALL? FALL? 50% SAID NO 50% SAID NO 32% SAID YES 32% SAID YES NEXT, HOW LONG SHOULD VIRTUAL NEXT, HOW LONG SHOULD VIRTUAL ONLY EXIST? ONLY EXIST? ONLY THE FIRST SEMESTER WINS ONLY THE FIRST SEMESTER WINS WITH 34% WITH 34% 30% WANTS TO WAIT UNTIL A 30% WANTS TO WAIT UNTIL A WORKING VACCINE AND 22% SAID THE WORKING VACCINE AND 22% SAID THE ENTIRE FALL SEMESTER ENTIRE FALL SEMESTER >> THIS WAS INTERESTING BECAUSE >> THIS WAS INTERESTING BECAUSE WHEN I ASKED HOW CONFIDENT YOU WHEN I ASKED HOW CONFIDENT YOU ARE THAT THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE THAT THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS WON’T MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION WON’T MAKE THE RIGHT DECISION ABOUT RETURNING TO IN PERSON ABOUT RETURNING TO IN PERSON CLASSES AND WHEN TO DO SO, TAKE CLASSES AND WHEN TO DO SO, TAKE A LOOK AT THIS A LOOK AT THIS 39% WERE NOT CONFIDENT AND 24% 39% WERE NOT CONFIDENT AND 24% SAID THEY WERE VERY UNCONFIDENT SAID THEY WERE VERY UNCONFIDENT AND 28% SAY THEY ARE CONFIDENT AND 28% SAY THEY ARE CONFIDENT WITH THE DECISIONS WITH THE DECISIONS HOPEFULLY BY LISTENING TO THE HOPEFULLY BY LISTENING TO THE SUPERINTENDENTS THIS EVENING SUPERINTENDENTS THIS EVENING THEY MAKE IT MORE CONFIDENT THEY MAKE IT MORE CONFIDENT UNDERSTANDING THERE’S A LOT OF UNDERSTANDING THERE’S A LOT OF THOUGHT GOING INTO THIS THOUGHT GOING INTO THIS THIS IS WHAT IS KEEPING THESE THIS IS WHAT IS KEEPING THESE EDUCATORS UP AT NIGHT EDUCATORS UP AT NIGHT SO THERE’S A LOT OF THOUGHT THE SO THERE’S A LOT OF THOUGHT THE SCIENCE IS CHANGING, IT IS A SCIENCE IS CHANGING, IT IS A NOVEL CORONAVIRUS NOVEL CORONAVIRUS IT IS NEW IT IS NEW THEY ARE LEARNING THEY ARE LEARNING SO THEY HAVE TO LEARN AS WELL SO THEY HAVE TO LEARN AS WELL >> WE KEEP FORGETTING THE WORD >> WE KEEP FORGETTING THE WORD NOVEL NOVEL >> NOT THE GOOD NOVEL >> NOT THE GOOD NOVEL >> IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE ENTIRE >> IF YOU WANT TO SEE THE ENTIRE POLE AND WE SUGGEST YOU BECOME A POLE AND WE SUGGEST YOU BECOME A INSIDER CHECK OUT OUR HOME PAGE INSIDER CHECK OUT OUR HOME PAGE CHALLENGING TIME FOR PARENTS CHALLENGING TIME FOR PARENTS EACH FAMILY AS WE HAVE MENTIONED EACH FAMILY AS WE HAVE MENTIONED MAKING THEIR OWN CHOICES FOR MAKING THEIR OWN CHOICES FOR THEIR OWN DIFFERENT SETS OF THEIR OWN DIFFERENT SETS OF REASONS REASONS WE HAVE TWO PARENTS WITH US

WE HAVE TWO PARENTS WITH US KEITH — KEISHA BARBER HAS A KEITH — KEISHA BARBER HAS A NINTH GRADE ARE IN A SEVENTH NINTH GRADE ARE IN A SEVENTH GRADER AND NIKKI LITTLE HAS TWIN GRADER AND NIKKI LITTLE HAS TWIN BOYS GOING INTO THE SECOND BOYS GOING INTO THE SECOND GRADE GRADE THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US THANK YOU FOR BEING WITH US TONIGHT AS WE KEEP FITTING ALL TONIGHT AS WE KEEP FITTING ALL OF THE BOXES OF THE BOXES KEISHA WANT TO START WITH YOU KEISHA WANT TO START WITH YOU YOU’RE MAKING A SPLIT CHOICE YOU’RE MAKING A SPLIT CHOICE YOU’RE KEEPING YOUR DAUGHTER AT YOU’RE KEEPING YOUR DAUGHTER AT HOME TO LEARN BUT YOU ARE HOME TO LEARN BUT YOU ARE SENDING YOUR SON TO SCHOOL IN SENDING YOUR SON TO SCHOOL IN PERSON PERSON TALK ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE IN THE TALK ABOUT THE DIFFERENCE IN THE DECISIONS YOU HAVE MADE DECISIONS YOU HAVE MADE >> WELL IT WAS A HARD DECISION >> WELL IT WAS A HARD DECISION BUT MY SON IS ENTERING THE NINTH BUT MY SON IS ENTERING THE NINTH GRADE HE’S CHANGING SCHOOLS HE’S GRADE HE’S CHANGING SCHOOLS HE’S ENTERING THE NEW SCHOOL SYSTEM ENTERING THE NEW SCHOOL SYSTEM AND THE SCHOOL THAT WE CHOSE, IT AND THE SCHOOL THAT WE CHOSE, IT HAS A SMALL CLASSROOM SIZE HAS A SMALL CLASSROOM SIZE I HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH THE I HAVE BEEN IN CONTACT WITH THE DEANS AND PRINCIPLES AND THEY DEANS AND PRINCIPLES AND THEY WON’T HAVE ANY MORE THAN SEVEN WON’T HAVE ANY MORE THAN SEVEN SCHOOL STUDENTS IN THE SCHOOL STUDENTS IN THE CLASSROOM CLASSROOM IF IT COMES TO BE MORE THAN THEY IF IT COMES TO BE MORE THAN THEY WILL ALERT ME AND LET ME KNOW AS WILL ALERT ME AND LET ME KNOW AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND I CAN SOON AS POSSIBLE AND I CAN CHANGE AT ANY TIME TO BRING HIM CHANGE AT ANY TIME TO BRING HIM HOME FOR REMOTE LEARNING MY HOME FOR REMOTE LEARNING MY DAUGHTER HAS AT THE SAME SCHOOL DAUGHTER HAS AT THE SAME SCHOOL SINCE KINDERGARTEN SINCE KINDERGARTEN SHE’S FAMILIAR WITH HER SHE’S FAMILIAR WITH HER TEACHERS TEACHERS SHE WAS VERY INVOLVED WITH SHE WAS VERY INVOLVED WITH ONLINE LEARNING WHEN THEY ENDED ONLINE LEARNING WHEN THEY ENDED SCHOOL ABRUPTLY SCHOOL ABRUPTLY SHE’S COMFORTABLE WITH THAT SHE’S COMFORTABLE WITH THAT MY SON, BECAUSE HE IS GOING INTO MY SON, BECAUSE HE IS GOING INTO A NEW ENVIRONMENT, ARE AS A NEW ENVIRONMENT, ARE AS CONCERNED AS I AM, I’M GOING TO CONCERNED AS I AM, I’M GOING TO SEND HIM INTO THE BUILDING HE SEND HIM INTO THE BUILDING HE KNOWS HOW TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS KNOWS HOW TO TAKE PRECAUTIONS AND AT ANY POINT IF HE FEELS AND AT ANY POINT IF HE FEELS UNCOMFORTABLE WE WILL CHANGE IT UNCOMFORTABLE WE WILL CHANGE IT AND BRING THEM HOME AND BRING THEM HOME >> IT SOUNDS TO ME THAT RATHER >> IT SOUNDS TO ME THAT RATHER THAN SAYING YOU ARE CONFIDENT THAN SAYING YOU ARE CONFIDENT AND COMFORTABLE YOU ARE SWEATING AND COMFORTABLE YOU ARE SWEATING BULLETS BULLETS >> I AM SWEATING BULLETS >> I AM SWEATING BULLETS I DON’T THINK EITHER SITUATION I DON’T THINK EITHER SITUATION IS EASY FOR ME IS EASY FOR ME HAVING THEM HOME WILL BE HARD HAVING THEM HOME WILL BE HARD BECAUSE I’M A SINGLE MOM, AND% BECAUSE I’M A SINGLE MOM, AND% WITH MY DAUGHTER BEING HOME, WITH MY DAUGHTER BEING HOME, NEITHER SITUATION IS NEITHER SITUATION IS COMFORTABLE COMFORTABLE I’M NOT COMFORTABLE WITH EITHER I’M NOT COMFORTABLE WITH EITHER DECISION TOUGH DECISIONS FOR THE DECISION TOUGH DECISIONS FOR THE PARENTS PARENTS >> YOU SAY YOUR SONS WILL BE >> YOU SAY YOUR SONS WILL BE LEARNING VIRTUALLY BUT YOU ARE LEARNING VIRTUALLY BUT YOU ARE MAKING PLANS SO THEY CAN WORK MAKING PLANS SO THEY CAN WORK WITH OTHER CLASSMATES WITH OTHER CLASSMATES IS THIS ONE OF THE PODS WE ARE IS THIS ONE OF THE PODS WE ARE HEARING ABOUT? HEARING ABOUT? >> YES >> YES >> S IT IS >> S IT IS WE HAVE DECIDED TO PARTNER WITH WE HAVE DECIDED TO PARTNER WITH TWO OTHER FAMILIES IN OUR TWO OTHER FAMILIES IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD WHO ARE APPROACHING NEIGHBORHOOD WHO ARE APPROACHING SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SAFETY SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SAFETY GUIDELINES THE SAME WAY OUR GUIDELINES THE SAME WAY OUR FAMILY IS FAMILY IS BEFORE WE HEARD FROM OUR SCHOOL BEFORE WE HEARD FROM OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT, MY HUSBAND AND I WE DISTRICT, MY HUSBAND AND I WE HAVE BEEN WORKING FROM HOME SO HAVE BEEN WORKING FROM HOME SO WE WERE IN THE SAME SITUATION AS WE WERE IN THE SAME SITUATION AS MANY OTHER PARENTS WHERE WE WERE MANY OTHER PARENTS WHERE WE WERE TEACHING OUR KIDS AND TRYING TO TEACHING OUR KIDS AND TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO WORK FROM HOME FIGURE OUT HOW TO WORK FROM HOME AND MAKE IT WORK THERE IT WAS AND MAKE IT WORK THERE IT WAS DIFFICULT AND WE MADE IT THROUGH DIFFICULT AND WE MADE IT THROUGH AND WE ARE WAITING FOR THE AND WE ARE WAITING FOR THE SCHOOL DISTRICT TO MAKE ADDITION SCHOOL DISTRICT TO MAKE ADDITION AND WE WERE LEANING TOWARDS AND WE WERE LEANING TOWARDS VIRTUAL AND THEY WENT ALL VIRTUAL AND THEY WENT ALL VIRTUAL SO WE STARTED TALKING VIRTUAL SO WE STARTED TALKING WITH FAMILIES IN THE WITH FAMILIES IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND FIGURING OUT NEIGHBORHOOD AND FIGURING OUT HOW WE COULD FIND SOME THAT WE HOW WE COULD FIND SOME THAT WE TRUST WHO WOULD AGREE TO HAVE TRUST WHO WOULD AGREE TO HAVE OPEN COMMUNICATION WITH US OPEN COMMUNICATION WITH US DURING THE PROCESS AND WE COULD DURING THE PROCESS AND WE COULD STILL HAVE SOCIALIZATION AND STILL HAVE SOCIALIZATION AND SMALL GROUP LEARNING THAT WE SMALL GROUP LEARNING THAT WE KNOW IS CRUCIAL KNOW IS CRUCIAL >> NIKKI YOU ARE FROM BERKELEY >> NIKKI YOU ARE FROM BERKELEY DESCRIBED FROM ME, WHAT YOUR DESCRIBED FROM ME, WHAT YOUR EXPERIENCE WAS FOR THE LAST EXPERIENCE WAS FOR THE LAST THREE MONTHS TRYING TO DO IT AT THREE MONTHS TRYING TO DO IT AT HOME HOW DID IT GO? HOME HOW DID IT GO? >> IT WAS A ROLLER COASTER, SOME >> IT WAS A ROLLER COASTER, SOME DAYS WENT WELL OTHER DAYS WERE DAYS WENT WELL OTHER DAYS WERE CHALLENGING, IT’S NOT IDEAL TO CHALLENGING, IT’S NOT IDEAL TO WORK FROM HOME AND TRY TO TEACH WORK FROM HOME AND TRY TO TEACH CHILDREN BUT WE MADE IT WORK AND CHILDREN BUT WE MADE IT WORK AND WE TOOK IT ONE DAY AT A TIME AND WE TOOK IT ONE DAY AT A TIME AND WE ARE FORTUNATE THAT THE WE ARE FORTUNATE THAT THE TEACHERS THE SCHOOL AND THE TEACHERS THE SCHOOL AND THE SUPERINTENDENT HAS BEEN SO SUPERINTENDENT HAS BEEN SO OPENLY SUPPORTIVE AND THEY’VE OPENLY SUPPORTIVE AND THEY’VE BEEN DOING THE BEST THAT THEY BEEN DOING THE BEST THAT THEY COULD DO AND LIKE THE COULD DO AND LIKE THE SUPERINTENDENTS HERE WERE SAYING SUPERINTENDENTS HERE WERE SAYING IT IS A VERY PERSONALIZED IT IS A VERY PERSONALIZED DECISION AND WE HAVE TO WEIGH DECISION AND WE HAVE TO WEIGH THE RISKS AND ASSESS WHAT IS THE RISKS AND ASSESS WHAT IS BEST FOR EACH FAMILY BEST FOR EACH FAMILY SO WHEN OUR FAMILIES DOING MAY SO WHEN OUR FAMILIES DOING MAY NOT WORK FOR OTHER FAMILIES BUT NOT WORK FOR OTHER FAMILIES BUT THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE DECIDED AND THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE DECIDED AND WE ARE GOING TO TRY AND DO WE ARE GOING TO TRY AND DO WHATEVER WE CAN’T MAKE IT WORK WHATEVER WE CAN’T MAKE IT WORK >> THIS IS SO REPRESENTATIVE OF >> THIS IS SO REPRESENTATIVE OF WHAT’S GOING ON THROUGHOUT THE WHAT’S GOING ON THROUGHOUT THE COMMUNITY WE JUST THESE TWO COMMUNITY WE JUST THESE TWO MOTHERS RUNNING THE GAMUT TRYING MOTHERS RUNNING THE GAMUT TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO BEST TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO BEST EDUCATE THEIR CHILDREN EDUCATE THEIR CHILDREN SO WE HAVE ANOTHER VIEWER SO WE HAVE ANOTHER VIEWER QUESTIO FOCUSING ON WHAT QUESTIO FOCUSING ON WHAT HAPPENS IF SCHOOL HAS COVID-19 HAPPENS IF SCHOOL HAS COVID-19 CASES CASES A REAL CONCERN FOR PARENTS A REAL CONCERN FOR PARENTS DENISE FROM SOUTH WYANT ASKED DENISE FROM SOUTH WYANT ASKED THIS, I’VE LOOKED AT MY THIS, I’VE LOOKED AT MY DISTRICTS PLAN AS WELL AS DISTRICTS PLAN AS WELL AS NEIGHBORING DISTRICT PLANS AND NEIGHBORING DISTRICT PLANS AND THEY ALL SAY IF A COVID-19 CASES THEY ALL SAY IF A COVID-19 CASES DETECTED THEY WILL FOLLOW DETECTED THEY WILL FOLLOW RECOMMENDATIONS BUT WHAT ARE RECOMMENDATIONS BUT WHAT ARE THOSE SCENARIOS, WHAT WILL THE THOSE SCENARIOS, WHAT WILL THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMEND HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECOMMEND MY BIGGEST CONCERN SHE CONTINUES MY BIGGEST CONCERN SHE CONTINUES FOR GOING BACK IN PERSON IS NOT FOR GOING BACK IN PERSON IS NOT THE DISEASE ITSELF BUT THE

THE DISEASE ITSELF BUT THE INCONSISTENCY OF JUMPING BACK INCONSISTENCY OF JUMPING BACK AND FORTH FROM IN PERSON TO AND FORTH FROM IN PERSON TO REMOTE REMOTE I NEED TO KNOW WHAT SITUATIONS I NEED TO KNOW WHAT SITUATIONS WILL REQUIRE A MOVE TO REMOTE WILL REQUIRE A MOVE TO REMOTE ANYTIME A PERSON IN THE SCHOOL ANYTIME A PERSON IN THE SCHOOL IS DIAGNOSED OR JUST A SPECIFIC IS DIAGNOSED OR JUST A SPECIFIC CLASS CLASS NOT SURE HOW THAT WILL WORK IN NOT SURE HOW THAT WILL WORK IN SECONDARY BUT THAT IS A BIG SECONDARY BUT THAT IS A BIG QUESTION QUESTION >> IT’S MASSIVE >> IT’S MASSIVE EVEN THOUGH THIS ONE IS SPECIFIC EVEN THOUGH THIS ONE IS SPECIFIC TO OAKLAND COUNTY, ALL OF YOU, TO OAKLAND COUNTY, ALL OF YOU, SUPERINTENDENTS HAVE TO WORRY SUPERINTENDENTS HAVE TO WORRY ABOUT THAT I BELIEVE WE SERVE ABOUT THAT I BELIEVE WE SERVE RANDY WITH THE SPIRIT WHAT IS RANDY WITH THE SPIRIT WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN IF ALL OF A GOING TO HAPPEN IF ALL OF A SUDDEN WE GET SOME CASES IN THE SUDDEN WE GET SOME CASES IN THE SCHOOL, WOULD WE DO? SCHOOL, WOULD WE DO? >> 12 THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AT >> 12 THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT AT WAYNE COUNTY HAS LAID OUT A WAYNE COUNTY HAS LAID OUT A CLEAR PLAN IN REGARDS TO WHAT CLEAR PLAN IN REGARDS TO WHAT WILL HAPPEN AND IF YOU LOOK AT WILL HAPPEN AND IF YOU LOOK AT WHAT IS HAPPENING DOWN SOUTH AND WHAT IS HAPPENING DOWN SOUTH AND SOME OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS SOME OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT HAVE OPEN IT’S A SIMILAR THAT HAVE OPEN IT’S A SIMILAR PROCESS FROM THE HEALTH PROCESS FROM THE HEALTH DEPARTMENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY DEPARTMENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AND THAT IS, FIRST OF ALL YOU AND THAT IS, FIRST OF ALL YOU CONTACT TRACE AND THEN YOU WILL CONTACT TRACE AND THEN YOU WILL QUARANTINE THOSE PEOPLE THAT IS QUARANTINE THOSE PEOPLE THAT IS WHY YOU SEE THE NUMBERS GOING UP WHY YOU SEE THE NUMBERS GOING UP SO QUICKLY AND WHY THERE IS SO QUICKLY AND WHY THERE IS ANXIETY AMONG SCHOOL DISTRICTS ANXIETY AMONG SCHOOL DISTRICTS THAT THEY WILL BE IN THIS THAT THEY WILL BE IN THIS ROLLING START AND STOP BECAUSE ROLLING START AND STOP BECAUSE JUST A HANDFUL OF CASES COULD JUST A HANDFUL OF CASES COULD LEAD YOU TO SEVERAL HUNDRED LEAD YOU TO SEVERAL HUNDRED STUDENTS AND STAFF THAT HAVE TO STUDENTS AND STAFF THAT HAVE TO BE QUARANTINES AND SCHOOL HAS TO BE QUARANTINES AND SCHOOL HAS TO SHUT DOWN SHUT DOWN >> YOU KNOW DR. NIKOLAI VITTI >> YOU KNOW DR. NIKOLAI VITTI DOESN’T HAVE TO GUESS AT THIS DOESN’T HAVE TO GUESS AT THIS THEY ACTUALLY HAD THIS IN SUMMER THEY ACTUALLY HAD THIS IN SUMMER SCHOOL SCHOOL THEY HAD THREE CASES AND THEY THEY HAD THREE CASES AND THEY RENT THE PERCENTAGE SPIRITUAL RENT THE PERCENTAGE SPIRITUAL DR. NIKOLAI VITTI THE QUESTION DR. NIKOLAI VITTI THE QUESTION IS WHAT HAPPENED WHEN YOU FOUND IS WHAT HAPPENED WHEN YOU FOUND OUT THAT THOSE STUDENTS DID OUT THAT THOSE STUDENTS DID INDEED TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID INDEED TEST POSITIVE FOR COVID DID YOU QUARANTINE THE ENTIRE DID YOU QUARANTINE THE ENTIRE CLASSROOM IT WOULD HAPPEN TO THE CLASSROOM IT WOULD HAPPEN TO THE STUDENTS WHO MAY HAVE COME IN STUDENTS WHO MAY HAVE COME IN CONTACT CONTACT SO JUST TO BUILD OFF OF WHAT SO JUST TO BUILD OFF OF WHAT RANDY HAS STATED I THINK IT’S RANDY HAS STATED I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT TO NOTE THE IMAGES AND IMPORTANT TO NOTE THE IMAGES AND PHOTOS WE SAW FROM PLACES LIKE PHOTOS WE SAW FROM PLACES LIKE GEORGIA REGARDING THE OPENING GEORGIA REGARDING THE OPENING WHERE EXAMPLES OF REOPENING THAT WHERE EXAMPLES OF REOPENING THAT WERE INAPPROPRIATE AND WERE INAPPROPRIATE AND IRRESPONSIBLE AND DID NOT FOLLOW IRRESPONSIBLE AND DID NOT FOLLOW A LOT OF THE GUIDELINES PUT OUT A LOT OF THE GUIDELINES PUT OUT BY THE CDC YOU CAN’T OPEN UP A BY THE CDC YOU CAN’T OPEN UP A SCHOOL WITH ONE 100% OF THE KIDS SCHOOL WITH ONE 100% OF THE KIDS BACK WITHOUT MASKS, TRAVELING IN BACK WITHOUT MASKS, TRAVELING IN THE HALLWAY WITHOUT STAGGERED THE HALLWAY WITHOUT STAGGERED SCHEDULES, THAT IS A RECIPE FOR SCHEDULES, THAT IS A RECIPE FOR MAYHEM MAYHEM IF ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS IF ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT IS THINKING OF OPENING UP LIKE THAT THINKING OF OPENING UP LIKE THAT IT IS CONTRADICTORY TO THE BEST IT IS CONTRADICTORY TO THE BEST PRACTICE WE KNOW REGARDING PRACTICE WE KNOW REGARDING COVID-19 SAFETY COVID-19 SAFETY SO IN THE SUMMER, WE DID HAVE TO SO IN THE SUMMER, WE DID HAVE TO TEST BECAUSE OF A COURT ORDER, TEST BECAUSE OF A COURT ORDER, THE STUDENTS WHO TESTED POSITIVE THE STUDENTS WHO TESTED POSITIVE WERE IN THREE SEPARATE SCHOOLS WERE IN THREE SEPARATE SCHOOLS AFTER TWO WEEKS THEY TESTED AFTER TWO WEEKS THEY TESTED AFTER TWO WEEKS OF SUMMER SCHOOL AFTER TWO WEEKS OF SUMMER SCHOOL SO WE DIDN’T SEE A SPREAD OF SO WE DIDN’T SEE A SPREAD OF COVID DUE TO THEM BEING IN THREE COVID DUE TO THEM BEING IN THREE SEPARATE AREAS SEPARATE AREAS ALL THREE WERE ASYMPTOMATIC AND ALL THREE WERE ASYMPTOMATIC AND WERE NOT SICK WERE NOT SICK TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION TO ANSWER YOUR QUESTION DIRECTLY, BECAUSE, WE HAD SMALL DIRECTLY, BECAUSE, WE HAD SMALL CLASS SIZES WHICH WE WOULD IN CLASS SIZES WHICH WE WOULD IN THE FALL IF WE OPEN THE FALL IF WE OPEN FACE-TO-FACE, YOU CAN IDENTIFY FACE-TO-FACE, YOU CAN IDENTIFY WHAT STUDENTS WERE IN CONTACT WHAT STUDENTS WERE IN CONTACT WITH EACH OTHER AND WHAT TEACHER WITH EACH OTHER AND WHAT TEACHER WAS INVOLVED AND THEY ALL GO TO WAS INVOLVED AND THEY ALL GO TO A SELF QUARANTINE FOR 14-10 A SELF QUARANTINE FOR 14-10 DAYS DAYS IT WOULD BE STUDENTS AND ANY IT WOULD BE STUDENTS AND ANY EMPLOYEES AND THEN WE WOULD EMPLOYEES AND THEN WE WOULD SHIFT TO ONLINE LEARNING AFTER SHIFT TO ONLINE LEARNING AFTER THAT POINT, THE PARENT WOULD THAT POINT, THE PARENT WOULD FACE-TO-FACE OR CONTINUE ONLINE FACE-TO-FACE OR CONTINUE ONLINE >> WE HAVE A COUPLE OF STUDENTS >> WE HAVE A COUPLE OF STUDENTS WHO HAVE JUMPED AND WE WILL GET WHO HAVE JUMPED AND WE WILL GET TO THEM TO THEM I WANT TO LET THE OTHER TWO I WANT TO LET THE OTHER TWO SUPERINTENDENTS TALK ABOUT THE SUPERINTENDENTS TALK ABOUT THE MATTER MATTER THAT WAS AN OAKLAND PARENT IS THAT WAS AN OAKLAND PARENT IS THAT THE QUESTION AND THAT THE QUESTION AND SO DOCTOR WANDA TELL US WHAT YOU SO DOCTOR WANDA TELL US WHAT YOU WOULD DO WOULD DO >> WE ARE PARTNERING WITH THE >> WE ARE PARTNERING WITH THE OAKLAND COUNTY HEALTH OAKLAND COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT DEPARTMENT WE WILL ASSIGN A NURSE TO EVERY WE WILL ASSIGN A NURSE TO EVERY SINGLE DISTRICT IN OAKLAND SINGLE DISTRICT IN OAKLAND COUNTY COUNTY DEPENDING ON THE SIZE AND THE DEPENDING ON THE SIZE AND THE DEMOGRAPHICS AND THE FACILITIES DEMOGRAPHICS AND THE FACILITIES IN THE DISTRICT WHICH IS WHAT WE IN THE DISTRICT WHICH IS WHAT WE USE, THEY WILL HAVE ANYWHERE USE, THEY WILL HAVE ANYWHERE FROM 1-3 NURSES FROM 1-3 NURSES WE WILL HAVE A NURSE THAT WILL WE WILL HAVE A NURSE THAT WILL BE MONITORING THEM IN THE BE MONITORING THEM IN THE ENVIRONMENT AND MONITORING THE ENVIRONMENT AND MONITORING THE PROCESS AND IT’S EXACTLY AS PROCESS AND IT’S EXACTLY AS RANDY SAID RANDY SAID WE WILL FOLLOW THE STEPS AND WE WE WILL FOLLOW THE STEPS AND WE WILL HAVE A NURSE MONITORING WILL HAVE A NURSE MONITORING THIS THIS IN ADDITION WE HAVE SET UP A IN ADDITION WE HAVE SET UP A MEETING WITH THE EXECUTIVE MEETING WITH THE EXECUTIVE DEPUTY THAT THE HEALTH DEPUTY THAT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT REPORTS TWO DEPARTMENT REPORTS TWO HE AND HIS STAFF WILL BE ON A HE AND HIS STAFF WILL BE ON A PHONE CALL WITH ALL 28 LOCAL PHONE CALL WITH ALL 28 LOCAL SUPERINTENDENTS EVERY SINGLE SUPERINTENDENTS EVERY SINGLE WEEK WEEK THE ONE THING WE HAVE TO THE ONE THING WE HAVE TO REMEMBER IS SUPERINTENDENTS MAKE REMEMBER IS SUPERINTENDENTS MAKE DIFFICULT DECISIONS DIFFICULT DECISIONS THIS IS 1st AND FOREMOST A THIS IS 1st AND FOREMOST A HEALTH CRISIS HEALTH CRISIS WE NEED THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WE NEED THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT MAKING THESE DECISIONS AND MAKING THESE DECISIONS AND MONITORING THIS PAPER THE MONITORING THIS PAPER THE SUPERINTENDENTS THE NUMBER ONE SUPERINTENDENTS THE NUMBER ONE ISSUE WITH SAFETY ISSUE WITH SAFETY THE SAFETY OF STAFF AND THE THE SAFETY OF STAFF AND THE SAFETY OF STUDENTS SAFETY OF STUDENTS THERE IS NO WAY WE CAN PROVIDE A THERE IS NO WAY WE CAN PROVIDE A NO RISK ENVIRONMENT BUT WE ARE NO RISK ENVIRONMENT BUT WE ARE TRYING TO REDUCE IT TO THE TRYING TO REDUCE IT TO THE LOWEST LOWEST IT IS INTERESTING BECAUSE IT IS INTERESTING BECAUSE NORMALLY WOULD BE EDUCATION NORMALLY WOULD BE EDUCATION FIRST FIRST I JUST HAD OUR SAFETY

I JUST HAD OUR SAFETY REQUIREMENTS ARE POSTED ON THE REQUIREMENTS ARE POSTED ON THE WEBSITE AND WE HAVE INCLUDED WEBSITE AND WE HAVE INCLUDED THEM IN EVERY SINGLE PLAN THAT THEM IN EVERY SINGLE PLAN THAT HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE BOARD HAS BEEN SUBMITTED TO THE BOARD THAT’S DUE THIS FRIDAY THAT’S DUE THIS FRIDAY AND IT OUTLINES SPECIFICALLY AND IT OUTLINES SPECIFICALLY WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IN EACH CASE WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IN EACH CASE SO MOM AND DAD COULD LOOK AT IT SO MOM AND DAD COULD LOOK AT IT IN ADVANCE AND KNOW WHAT HAPPENS IN ADVANCE AND KNOW WHAT HAPPENS IN EVERY TEACHER WOULD KNOW WHAT IN EVERY TEACHER WOULD KNOW WHAT HAPPENS HAPPENS I’M PRETTY CONFIDENT THAT, THAT I’M PRETTY CONFIDENT THAT, THAT SITUATION AND THE PREDICTABILITY SITUATION AND THE PREDICTABILITY UNDER ALL OF THOSE UNDER ALL OF THOSE CIRCUMSTANCES CIRCUMSTANCES >> SO WE HAVE HEARD A LOT FROM >> SO WE HAVE HEARD A LOT FROM SUPERINTENDENTS AND TEACHERS AND SUPERINTENDENTS AND TEACHERS AND PARENTS, WHAT DO THE STUDENT’S PARENTS, WHAT DO THE STUDENT’S THING THING WE HAVE A GROUP OF THEM WITH US WE HAVE A GROUP OF THEM WITH US AND JOINING US OLIVIA AN AND JOINING US OLIVIA AN INCOMING FRESHMAN AT MICHIGAN INCOMING FRESHMAN AT MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY, HOW’S THAT FOR STATE UNIVERSITY, HOW’S THAT FOR YOUR FRESHMAN YEAR YOUR FRESHMAN YEAR AND JACKSON DOUGLAS IS A AND JACKSON DOUGLAS IS A SOPHOMORE IN HIGH SCHOOL SOPHOMORE IN HIGH SCHOOL AND DAVIS IS A SENIOR AND DAVIS IS A SENIOR SO I WANT TO GET TO ALL OF YOU SO I WANT TO GET TO ALL OF YOU ON YOUR THOUGHTS AS WE GET ON YOUR THOUGHTS AS WE GET CLOSER TO THE SCHOOL YEAR CLOSER TO THE SCHOOL YEAR I REALLY DO FEEL FOR THE COLLEGE I REALLY DO FEEL FOR THE COLLEGE STUDENTS WHO PUT SO MUCH THOUGHT STUDENTS WHO PUT SO MUCH THOUGHT INTO GOING A WAY TO SCHOOL AND INTO GOING A WAY TO SCHOOL AND HAVING THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE AND HAVING THE WHOLE EXPERIENCE AND THIS IS HERE THIS IS HERE SO LET ME START WITH YOU OLIVIA SO LET ME START WITH YOU OLIVIA WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? >> SO I AM STILL GOING TO SCHOOL >> SO I AM STILL GOING TO SCHOOL IN THE FALL IN THE FALL THEY GAVE US A CHOICE OF STAYING THEY GAVE US A CHOICE OF STAYING HOME OR LIVING ON CAMPUS AND HOME OR LIVING ON CAMPUS AND RIGHT NOW ALL OF MY CLASSES WILL RIGHT NOW ALL OF MY CLASSES WILL BE ONLINE WHICH IS DIFFICULT TO BE ONLINE WHICH IS DIFFICULT TO HEAR BECAUSE I’M GOING INTO A HEAR BECAUSE I’M GOING INTO A COMPLETELY NEW ATMOSPHERE AND I COMPLETELY NEW ATMOSPHERE AND I WILL HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME WILL HAVE A DIFFICULT TIME ADJUSTING JUST BECAUSE I WILL ADJUSTING JUST BECAUSE I WILL HAVE LESS RELATIONSHIPS WITH MY HAVE LESS RELATIONSHIPS WITH MY PROFESSOR AND IT WILL BE HARD, PROFESSOR AND IT WILL BE HARD, JUST GOING INTO A NEW ACADEMIC JUST GOING INTO A NEW ACADEMIC EDUCATIONAL ATMOSPHERE EDUCATIONAL ATMOSPHERE AND NOW I AM THROWN A CURVE BALL AND NOW I AM THROWN A CURVE BALL EVERYTHING WILL HAVE TO BE EVERYTHING WILL HAVE TO BE VIRTUAL VIRTUAL >> NOT THE WAY YOU DREAM IT UP >> NOT THE WAY YOU DREAM IT UP >> JACKSON, TALK TO ME ABOUT >> JACKSON, TALK TO ME ABOUT YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT GOING BACK YOUR THOUGHTS ABOUT GOING BACK TO SCHOOL TO SCHOOL >> I’M ACTUALLY GOING IN AS A >> I’M ACTUALLY GOING IN AS A FRESHMAN FRESHMAN >> I’M SORRY >> I’M SORRY IN A HYBRID MODE WHICH MEANS I IN A HYBRID MODE WHICH MEANS I GO AND SOME DAYS AND I STAY HOME GO AND SOME DAYS AND I STAY HOME SOMEDAY SPIRIT WHICH MEANS I GET SOMEDAY SPIRIT WHICH MEANS I GET THE SAFETY OF STAYING HOME AND THE SAFETY OF STAYING HOME AND BEING PROTECTED WHILE ALSO BEING BEING PROTECTED WHILE ALSO BEING ABLE TO GET THE IN CLASS ABLE TO GET THE IN CLASS EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE WITH MY SCHOOL WE HAVE IN THE WITH MY SCHOOL WE HAVE IN THE ACADEMY, YOU GET THE HIGH SCHOOL ACADEMY, YOU GET THE HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE, BEING ABLE TO EXPERIENCE, BEING ABLE TO EXCHANGE BETWEEN CLASSES LIKE A EXCHANGE BETWEEN CLASSES LIKE A HIGH SCHOOL WORD AND BEING ABLE HIGH SCHOOL WORD AND BEING ABLE TO HAVE SOME OF THE SAME TO HAVE SOME OF THE SAME TEACHERS THAT I WOULD HAVE HAD TEACHERS THAT I WOULD HAVE HAD IN THE ACADEMY IN THE ACADEMY >> IF IT WAS COMPLETELY UP TO >> IF IT WAS COMPLETELY UP TO YOU, IS THIS HOW YOU WOULD DO IT YOU, IS THIS HOW YOU WOULD DO IT A HALF-AND-HALF OR WOULD YOU A HALF-AND-HALF OR WOULD YOU RATHER DO IT ONE WAY OR THE RATHER DO IT ONE WAY OR THE OTHER? OTHER? >> I PERSONALLY ADAPTED TO THE >> I PERSONALLY ADAPTED TO THE REMOTE STYLE AND I FEEL LIKE I REMOTE STYLE AND I FEEL LIKE I HAVE ROOM TO GROW BUT I CAN WORK HAVE ROOM TO GROW BUT I CAN WORK WITH IT AND HAVING THAT LITTLE WITH IT AND HAVING THAT LITTLE THAT OF TEACHER INTERACTION THAT OF TEACHER INTERACTION COULD HELP ME A LOT COULD HELP ME A LOT >> WE HAVEN’T TALKED ABOUT THE >> WE HAVEN’T TALKED ABOUT THE KIDS FOR WHOM THAT WAS A BETTER KIDS FOR WHOM THAT WAS A BETTER SITUATION SITUATION >> WE JUST ASSUME >> WE JUST ASSUME >> WE WANT TO HEAR FROM THE >> WE WANT TO HEAR FROM THE STUDENTS STUDENTS WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? WHAT ARE YOUR THOUGHTS? D’ANGELO D’ANGELO SO FAR, WE HAVE NOT DECIDED SO FAR, WE HAVE NOT DECIDED ABOUT IN PERSON ABOUT IN PERSON I LIKE VIRTUAL BECAUSE IT WOULD I LIKE VIRTUAL BECAUSE IT WOULD BE EASIER AND LESS RISKY FOR ME BE EASIER AND LESS RISKY FOR ME AND ONCE THE SPREAD STARTED IN AND ONCE THE SPREAD STARTED IN MARCH I WANTED TO DO THE ONLINE MARCH I WANTED TO DO THE ONLINE LEARNING AND I GOT USED TO THAT LEARNING AND I GOT USED TO THAT AND I FEEL LIKE IT WOULD BE AND I FEEL LIKE IT WOULD BE SAFER SAFER >> AND YOU’RE RIGHT, LISTENING >> AND YOU’RE RIGHT, LISTENING TO THE STUDENTS IS IMPORTANT TO THE STUDENTS IS IMPORTANT BECAUSE THAT’S WHO WE ARE BECAUSE THAT’S WHO WE ARE TALKING ABOUT TALKING ABOUT I’M JUST CURIOUS, I WANT TO KNOW I’M JUST CURIOUS, I WANT TO KNOW IF WE HAVE TIME I WANT TO KNOW IF WE HAVE TIME I WANT TO KNOW IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS FOR YOUR SUPERINTENDENTS BUT I WANT YOUR SUPERINTENDENTS BUT I WANT TO GET TO ONE MORE VIEWER TO GET TO ONE MORE VIEWER QUESTION QUESTION THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE RECEIVED THIS IS WHAT WE HAVE RECEIVED FROM SEVRAL PEOPLE FROM SEVRAL PEOPLE AND RUSSELL IN PLYMOUTH SAYS, AND RUSSELL IN PLYMOUTH SAYS, YES, WHAT ABOUT — THIS IS YES, WHAT ABOUT — THIS IS SOMETHING FOR COLLEGE KIDS TRICK SOMETHING FOR COLLEGE KIDS TRICK WHAT ABOUT CAP YEAR WHAT ABOUT CAP YEAR SO WHAT RUSSELL CONTINUES TO SAY SO WHAT RUSSELL CONTINUES TO SAY IS, WHY WOULD IT WORK IS, WHY WOULD IT WORK WHY WOULDN’T IT AND CHRIS IN WHY WOULDN’T IT AND CHRIS IN MACOMB TOWNSHIP SAYS CAN YOU MACOMB TOWNSHIP SAYS CAN YOU SKIP THE YEAR END RETURN TO SKIP THE YEAR END RETURN TO SCHOOL IN THE FALL OF 2021 SCHOOL IN THE FALL OF 2021 WHY AREN’T THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS WHY AREN’T THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS GIVEN THE OPTION OF A GAP YEAR GIVEN THE OPTION OF A GAP YEAR THIS ONE BOGGLES THE MIND THIS ONE BOGGLES THE MIND BECAUSE KEEP IN MIND WE ARE NOT BECAUSE KEEP IN MIND WE ARE NOT JUST COMPETING ON THE STATE JUST COMPETING ON THE STATE LEVEL WE HAVE TO COMPETE ON A LEVEL WE HAVE TO COMPETE ON A GLOBAL LEVEL AND PEOPLE IN OTHER GLOBAL LEVEL AND PEOPLE IN OTHER COUNTRIES ARE GOING BACK TO COUNTRIES ARE GOING BACK TO SCHOOL PICK SCHOOL PICK >> OLIVIA DID YOU THINK ABOUT >> OLIVIA DID YOU THINK ABOUT TAKING A CAP YEAR? TAKING A CAP YEAR? >> HONESTLY, NO I DID NOT THINK >> HONESTLY, NO I DID NOT THINK OF THAT BECAUSE PERSONALLY FOR OF THAT BECAUSE PERSONALLY FOR ME, I CAN ADJUST TO ONLINE AND ME, I CAN ADJUST TO ONLINE AND IN PERSON LEARNING IN PERSON LEARNING REGARDLESS OF MY PREFERENCE REGARDLESS OF MY PREFERENCE BUT I DIDN’T FEEL LIKE A CAP BUT I DIDN’T FEEL LIKE A CAP YEAR WOULD BE FOR ME PACIFICALLY

YEAR WOULD BE FOR ME PACIFICALLY TO FALL BEHIND A YEAR END HAVING TO FALL BEHIND A YEAR END HAVING TO GIVE UP MY WHOLE YEAR OF TO GIVE UP MY WHOLE YEAR OF SCHOOLING SCHOOLING IT WOULD’VE BEEN LIKE IT WOULD’VE BEEN LIKE UNCOMFORTABLE FOR ME TOO NOT UNCOMFORTABLE FOR ME TOO NOT MOVE ON WITH MY COLLEGE MOVE ON WITH MY COLLEGE EXPERIENCE PICK EXPERIENCE PICK >> I GUESS I WILL BE THE ONE WHO >> I GUESS I WILL BE THE ONE WHO SOUNDS LIKE THE GRUMPY OLD MAN SOUNDS LIKE THE GRUMPY OLD MAN WHO WANTS THE KIDS OFF OF HIS WHO WANTS THE KIDS OFF OF HIS LAWN LAWN DO YOU THINK YOUR FRIENDS HAVE A DO YOU THINK YOUR FRIENDS HAVE A GRASP OF THE SERIOUSNESS OF THIS GRASP OF THE SERIOUSNESS OF THIS VIRUS VIRUS HOW SERIOUS DO YOU THINK YOUR HOW SERIOUS DO YOU THINK YOUR FRIENDS GENERALLY THINK OF THIS FRIENDS GENERALLY THINK OF THIS AS A RISK IN THEIR LIVES? AS A RISK IN THEIR LIVES? >> SO WITH EVERYTHING HAPPENING >> SO WITH EVERYTHING HAPPENING I REALIZE WE ARE THE MOST I REALIZE WE ARE THE MOST HARDHEADED GENERATION HARDHEADED GENERATION NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE TAKE IT NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE TAKE IT SERIOUS SERIOUS I ALWAYS TAKE EXTRA MASKS WITH I ALWAYS TAKE EXTRA MASKS WITH ME JUST GOING BY PEERS, IT ME JUST GOING BY PEERS, IT DEPENDS ON HOW THEY ACTUALLY DEPENDS ON HOW THEY ACTUALLY LOOK AT IT OR WHAT THEY HAVE LOOK AT IT OR WHAT THEY HAVE BEEN THROUGH IT BEEN THROUGH IT I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE DIDN’T I KNOW A LOT OF PEOPLE DIDN’T TAKE IT SERIOUS AS FIRST BUT NOW TAKE IT SERIOUS AS FIRST BUT NOW THEY HAVE OPENED THEIR EYES TO THEY HAVE OPENED THEIR EYES TO SEE THIS IS SERIOUS SEE THIS IS SERIOUS >> JACKSON, SAME QUESTION FOR >> JACKSON, SAME QUESTION FOR YOU YOU >> MY FRIENDS, WE DON’T LIKE TO >> MY FRIENDS, WE DON’T LIKE TO TALK ABOUT THE SERIOUS THINGS TALK ABOUT THE SERIOUS THINGS HAPPEN IN THE WORLD BUT WE STILL HAPPEN IN THE WORLD BUT WE STILL TAKE IT SERIOUSLY TAKE IT SERIOUSLY WE STILL WEAR OUR MASKS IN WE STILL WEAR OUR MASKS IN PUBLIC PUBLIC BUT WE JUST LIKE TO NOT THINK BUT WE JUST LIKE TO NOT THINK ABOUT IT REALLY ABOUT IT REALLY >> THAT’S GOING TO BE A KEY FOR >> THAT’S GOING TO BE A KEY FOR THE OLDER STUDENTS THAT THEY ARE THE OLDER STUDENTS THAT THEY ARE TAKING IT SERIOUS TAKING IT SERIOUS A LOT OF THAT DEPENDS ON WHAT’S A LOT OF THAT DEPENDS ON WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE HOUSEHOLD GOING ON IN THE HOUSEHOLD >> I WANT TO SEE WHO WE STILL >> I WANT TO SEE WHO WE STILL HAVE ON THE CALL HAVE ON THE CALL BEFORE WE GO, A LOT OF YOU HAVE BEFORE WE GO, A LOT OF YOU HAVE BEEN WAITING PATIENTLY WITHOUT BEEN WAITING PATIENTLY WITHOUT HAVING SET MUCH OVER THE LAST 45 HAVING SET MUCH OVER THE LAST 45 AN HOUR, YOU HAVE HEARD A LOT AN HOUR, YOU HAVE HEARD A LOT SO TERRENCE, WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE SO TERRENCE, WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO ADHERE BEFORE WE SAY GOODBYE TO ADHERE BEFORE WE SAY GOODBYE AND WE WILL GET SOME MORE FINAL AND WE WILL GET SOME MORE FINAL THOUGHTS THOUGHTS I JUST WANT TO ADD THAT IT WAS I JUST WANT TO ADD THAT IT WAS SAID EARLIER, THIS IS LESS ABOUT SAID EARLIER, THIS IS LESS ABOUT TEACHING AND LEARNING AND MORE TEACHING AND LEARNING AND MORE ABOUT HEALTH AND SAFETY ABOUT HEALTH AND SAFETY WHEN I THINK ABOUT MY MEMBERS WHEN I THINK ABOUT MY MEMBERS WHO SACRIFICE SO MUCH BACK IN WHO SACRIFICE SO MUCH BACK IN MARCH AND PICKED UP AND ADJUSTED MARCH AND PICKED UP AND ADJUSTED AND DID EXTREMELY WELL WITH THE AND DID EXTREMELY WELL WITH THE ONLINE PLATFORM AND WITHOUT ONLINE PLATFORM AND WITHOUT HAVING MUCH TIME TO PREPARE IT HAVING MUCH TIME TO PREPARE IT ALL, THEY DID A GREAT JOB ON HOW ALL, THEY DID A GREAT JOB ON HOW THEY COULD POSITIVELY AFFECT THEY COULD POSITIVELY AFFECT CHILDREN WITH CALLING HOME AND CHILDREN WITH CALLING HOME AND MAKING SURE THEY WERE SAFE AND MAKING SURE THEY WERE SAFE AND CHECKING ON FAMILY MEMBERS CHECKING ON FAMILY MEMBERS THEY DID A GREAT JOB AND I DON’T THEY DID A GREAT JOB AND I DON’T THINK ENOUGH HAS BEEN SAID ABOUT THINK ENOUGH HAS BEEN SAID ABOUT THAT THAT BUT IT WAS OUTSTANDING TO SEE BUT IT WAS OUTSTANDING TO SEE HOW MUCH THE STUDENTS AND HOW MUCH THE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS REALLY LOVE THE TEACHERS REALLY LOVE THE STUDENTS AND WERE ABLE TO STUDENTS AND WERE ABLE TO SACRIFICE SACRIFICE ALSO, VERY CAUTIOUS ABOUT REALLY ALSO, VERY CAUTIOUS ABOUT REALLY HOW THIS IS AFFECTING DETROIT HOW THIS IS AFFECTING DETROIT AND THE BLACK AND BROWN AND THE BLACK AND BROWN COMMUNITIES AT A COMMUNITIES AT A DISPROPORTIONATE RATE DISPROPORTIONATE RATE WE WANT TO LOOK AT IF IT IS SAFE WE WANT TO LOOK AT IF IT IS SAFE TO RETURN TO SCHOOL OR SHOULD WE TO RETURN TO SCHOOL OR SHOULD WE BE ONLINE BE ONLINE WE REALLY HAVE TO LOOK AT WHAT WE REALLY HAVE TO LOOK AT WHAT THE IMPACT HAS BEEN TO OUR THE IMPACT HAS BEEN TO OUR COMMUNITY COMMUNITY WE HAVE STUDENTS THAT WE TEACH, WE HAVE STUDENTS THAT WE TEACH, THAT HAVE LOST LOVED ONES BACK THAT HAVE LOST LOVED ONES BACK AND WERE NOT ABLE TO MOURN THEM AND WERE NOT ABLE TO MOURN THEM IN THE WAY WE TRADITIONALLY IN THE WAY WE TRADITIONALLY MOURNED LOVE ONES MOURNED LOVE ONES SO WHEN WE LOOK AT THIS THIS SO WHEN WE LOOK AT THIS THIS WILL BE AN ISSUE RELATIVE TO THE WILL BE AN ISSUE RELATIVE TO THE STUDENTS MENTAL HEALTH, AND THEN STUDENTS MENTAL HEALTH, AND THEN EXPERIENCING A HIGH LEVEL OF EXPERIENCING A HIGH LEVEL OF TRAUMA, ABOVE AND BEYOND WHAT WE TRAUMA, ABOVE AND BEYOND WHAT WE HAVE SEEN WITH THE RECENT AND HAVE SEEN WITH THE RECENT AND ONGOING ISSUES WITH POLICE ONGOING ISSUES WITH POLICE BRUTALITY BRUTALITY ALL OF THIS PLAYS A PART IN HOW ALL OF THIS PLAYS A PART IN HOW WE WILL SAFELY EDUCATE THE WE WILL SAFELY EDUCATE THE CHILDREN AND TO KEEP THEM CHILDREN AND TO KEEP THEM HEALTHY THROUGHOUT THIS HEALTHY THROUGHOUT THIS EXPERIENCE EXPERIENCE THIS IS TOUGH FOR EVERYONE AND THIS IS TOUGH FOR EVERYONE AND ON ALL SIDES OF THE ISSUE BUT AT ON ALL SIDES OF THE ISSUE BUT AT THE CORE, IT IS THE HEALTH AND THE CORE, IT IS THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF THE STUDENTS SAFETY OF THE STUDENTS >> AND THAT TAKES ME BACK TO THE >> AND THAT TAKES ME BACK TO THE POINT THAT PAUL — I PROBABLY POINT THAT PAUL — I PROBABLY MADE TERRENCE IS RIGHT, WHEN WE MADE TERRENCE IS RIGHT, WHEN WE SEE HOW INTENSE IT HAS BEEN IN SEE HOW INTENSE IT HAS BEEN IN DETROIT AND OTHER COMMUNITIES, DETROIT AND OTHER COMMUNITIES, BUT IF I AM A TEACHER IN EAST BUT IF I AM A TEACHER IN EAST TALIS, IT’S DIFFICULT TO CONNECT TALIS, IT’S DIFFICULT TO CONNECT TO THAT PASSIONATELY AND I’M TO THAT PASSIONATELY AND I’M CURIOUS AS TO WHAT YOUR THOUGHTS CURIOUS AS TO WHAT YOUR THOUGHTS ARE GIVEN EVERYTHING YOU’VE ARE GIVEN EVERYTHING YOU’VE HEARD OVER THE LAST HOUR AND A HEARD OVER THE LAST HOUR AND A HALF HALF >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH >> THANK YOU VERY MUCH ONE OF THE THINGS I WOULD SAY I ONE OF THE THINGS I WOULD SAY I THINK THE PANDEMIC HAS SHOWN A THINK THE PANDEMIC HAS SHOWN A BRIGHT LIGHT ON THE PUBLIC BRIGHT LIGHT ON THE PUBLIC SCHOOL SYSTEM SCHOOL SYSTEM THE WORK THAT EDUCATORS DO THE WORK THAT EDUCATORS DO ACROSS THE BOARD, WE ARE A ACROSS THE BOARD, WE ARE A CONSTANT FOR MANY CHILDREN CONSTANT FOR MANY CHILDREN WE TAKE THAT SERIOUSLY, WE TALK WE TAKE THAT SERIOUSLY, WE TALK ABOUT THE PROFOUND TRUST, AND WE ABOUT THE PROFOUND TRUST, AND WE WANT TO ENSURE NOT ONLY THAT WANT TO ENSURE NOT ONLY THAT THEY GET A QUALITY EDUCATION BUT THEY GET A QUALITY EDUCATION BUT THAT THEY FEEL SAFE AND SECURE THAT THEY FEEL SAFE AND SECURE AS HUMA BEINGS AS HUMA BEINGS AND SO, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER WE AND SO, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER WE ARE FACE TO FACE, HYBRID

ARE FACE TO FACE, HYBRID PART-TIME OR FACE-TO-FACE, WE PART-TIME OR FACE-TO-FACE, WE ARE ALL REMOTE LEARNING ARE ALL REMOTE LEARNING WE TAKE THAT SERIOUSLY, WE TAKE THAT SERIOUSLY, EDUCATORS WILL REMEDIATE AND EDUCATORS WILL REMEDIATE AND ASSESS AND ENSURE AND FIND OUT ASSESS AND ENSURE AND FIND OUT WHERE THE LEARNING GAPS ARE AND WHERE THE LEARNING GAPS ARE AND WHERE THEY MAY BE WHERE THEY MAY BE THEY WILL CONTINUE TO DO THE THEY WILL CONTINUE TO DO THE GOOD WORK BUT IF ONE LESSON HAS GOOD WORK BUT IF ONE LESSON HAS BEEN LEARNED FROM ALL OF THIS, BEEN LEARNED FROM ALL OF THIS, IT IS THAT PUBLIC SCHOOLS MAKE A IT IS THAT PUBLIC SCHOOLS MAKE A HUGE DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY HUGE DIFFERENCE IN THE COMMUNITY AND WE KNOW HOW IMPORTANT IT IS AND WE KNOW HOW IMPORTANT IT IS FOR STUDENTS TO HAVE THOSE FOR STUDENTS TO HAVE THOSE CONNECTIONS WITH THOSE PUBLIC CONNECTIONS WITH THOSE PUBLIC SCHOOLS AND EVERYTHING THEY SCHOOLS AND EVERYTHING THEY PROVIDE PROVIDE >> WE ARE REMINDED OF THE WAY WE >> WE ARE REMINDED OF THE WAY WE CIRCULATE AROUND THE EDUCATION CIRCULATE AROUND THE EDUCATION SYSTEM SYSTEM THANK YOU WE HAVE BEEN PATIENT THANK YOU WE HAVE BEEN PATIENT WE WILL LET YOU GO WE WILL LET YOU GO THANK YOU FOR BEING PART OF OUR THANK YOU FOR BEING PART OF OUR CONVERSATIONS THAT I PICKED CONVERSATIONS THAT I PICKED EIGHT THANK YOU HAVE A GREAT EIGHT THANK YOU HAVE A GREAT NIGHT NIGHT >> LET’S GET BACK TO SOME MORE >> LET’S GET BACK TO SOME MORE QUESTIONS WE HAVE FROM VIEWERS QUESTIONS WE HAVE FROM VIEWERS BARB FROM WARREN ONCE ABOUT THE BARB FROM WARREN ONCE ABOUT THE GOVERNOR’S ORDER DOES NOT ALLOW GOVERNOR’S ORDER DOES NOT ALLOW GATHERINGS OF MORE THAN TEN GATHERINGS OF MORE THAN TEN PEOPLE HOW IS IT SAFE FOR PEOPLE HOW IS IT SAFE FOR CHILDREN TO BE IN SCHOOL, WILL CHILDREN TO BE IN SCHOOL, WILL THEY LIMIT EACH CLASSROOM TO THEY LIMIT EACH CLASSROOM TO NINE STUDENTS AND ONE TEACHER, NINE STUDENTS AND ONE TEACHER, PROBABLY NOT UNASSUMING PROBABLY NOT UNASSUMING AND DR. NIKOLAI VITTI YOU WANT AND DR. NIKOLAI VITTI YOU WANT TO TAKE A CRACK AT THAT? TO TAKE A CRACK AT THAT? I ALWAYS GET THE HARD QUESTIONS I ALWAYS GET THE HARD QUESTIONS >> WELL I’M THE ONLY ONE WILLING >> WELL I’M THE ONLY ONE WILLING TO ANSWER TO ANSWER , SO WE HAVE BEEN ASKING THAT , SO WE HAVE BEEN ASKING THAT QUESTION OURSELVES QUESTION OURSELVES AS WE REVIEWED THE OPENING PLAN AS WE REVIEWED THE OPENING PLAN WE HAVE CONTACTED THE GOVERNOR’S WE HAVE CONTACTED THE GOVERNOR’S OFFICE ABOUT THAT OFFICE ABOUT THAT AND FRANKLY THIS IS ONE OF THE AND FRANKLY THIS IS ONE OF THE EXAMPLES OF CONTRADICTION AROUND EXAMPLES OF CONTRADICTION AROUND MANY EXECUTIVE ORDERS THAT HAVE MANY EXECUTIVE ORDERS THAT HAVE BEEN RELEASED THAT ARE OFTEN BEEN RELEASED THAT ARE OFTEN CONTRADICTORY CONTRADICTORY BUT THE GUIDANCE WE HAVE BUT THE GUIDANCE WE HAVE RECEIVED IS THAT THAT EXECUTIVE RECEIVED IS THAT THAT EXECUTIVE ORDER, BAD DECISIONS DID NOT ORDER, BAD DECISIONS DID NOT APPLY TO THE SCHOOLS APPLY TO THE SCHOOLS NOW I CAN’T INTERPRET THAT NOW I CAN’T INTERPRET THAT I CAN EXPLAIN THAT KIM YOU HAVE I CAN EXPLAIN THAT KIM YOU HAVE TO TALK TO THE GOVERNOR OR HER TO TALK TO THE GOVERNOR OR HER OFFICE OR –) IS THE GUIDANCE WE OFFICE OR –) IS THE GUIDANCE WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN HAVE BEEN GIVEN I WILL CONTINUE TO REPEAT, I’VE I WILL CONTINUE TO REPEAT, I’VE SAID MULTIPLE TIMES, THEY WILL SAID MULTIPLE TIMES, THEY WILL NOT MAKE A DECISION ABOUT NOT MAKE A DECISION ABOUT FACE-TO-FACE INSTRUCTION OR FACE-TO-FACE INSTRUCTION OR ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN IN ALLOW THAT TO HAPPEN IN ISOLATION ISOLATION WE TRUST THE GOVERNOR WE TRUST THE GOVERNOR WE TRUST THE HEALTH EXPERTS AND WE TRUST THE HEALTH EXPERTS AND IF THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT IF THE STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT THROUGH THE GOVERNOR SAYS THAT THROUGH THE GOVERNOR SAYS THAT FACE-TO-FACE IS NOT SAFE THEN WE FACE-TO-FACE IS NOT SAFE THEN WE WILL NOT ALLOW FACE-TO-FACE TO WILL NOT ALLOW FACE-TO-FACE TO HAPPEN HAPPEN BUT I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT IF BUT I THINK IT’S IMPORTANT IF THE STATE SAYS IT IS SAFE THAT I THE STATE SAYS IT IS SAFE THAT I DO BELIEVE IT IS IMPORTANT FOR DO BELIEVE IT IS IMPORTANT FOR ALL DISTRICTS TO OFFER ALL DISTRICTS TO OFFER FACE-TO-FACE OPTIONS FACE-TO-FACE OPTIONS >> I THINK NO MATTER HOW YOU CUT >> I THINK NO MATTER HOW YOU CUT IT WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT IT WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT FACE-TO-FACE LEARNING AND WHY IT FACE-TO-FACE LEARNING AND WHY IT IS IMPORTANT YOU THINK ABOUT THE IS IMPORTANT YOU THINK ABOUT THE SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS TO SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS TO BENEFIT GREATLY FROM IN PERSONAL BENEFIT GREATLY FROM IN PERSONAL INSTRUCTION, REALLY HANDS-ON INSTRUCTION, REALLY HANDS-ON WHAT ABOUT STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL WHAT ABOUT STUDENTS WITH SPECIAL NEEDS NEEDS ONLINE LEARNING IS AN OPTION FOR ONLINE LEARNING IS AN OPTION FOR THEM BUT NONE OF THE DISTRICTS THEM BUT NONE OF THE DISTRICTS SEEM TO BE ADDRESSING THEIR SEEM TO BE ADDRESSING THEIR NEEDS NEEDS THEY HAVE BEEN FORGOTTEN THEY HAVE BEEN FORGOTTEN MY SON IS AUTISTIC AND HE IS NOT MY SON IS AUTISTIC AND HE IS NOT RECEIVING ANY OF THE SERVICES HE RECEIVING ANY OF THE SERVICES HE IS ENTITLED TO BASED ON HIS IEP IS ENTITLED TO BASED ON HIS IEP WHAT CAN BE DONE FOR STUDENTS WHAT CAN BE DONE FOR STUDENTS LIKE MY SON LIKE MY SON IEP IS THE INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION IEP IS THE INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PLAN THAT EVERY SPECIAL NEEDS PLAN THAT EVERY SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENT IS ENTITLED TO FOR IN STUDENT IS ENTITLED TO FOR IN PERSON LEARNING UNDER THE LAW PERSON LEARNING UNDER THE LAW BUT REMEMBER, HERE’S THE CAVEAT, BUT REMEMBER, HERE’S THE CAVEAT, AND PERSON LEARNING UNDER THE AND PERSON LEARNING UNDER THE LAW LAW THAT’S IMPORTANT THAT’S IMPORTANT I THINK THAT IS A GREAT I THINK THAT IS A GREAT QUESTION QUESTION BEFORE WE GET TO SOME OF THE BEFORE WE GET TO SOME OF THE ANSWERS I DO WANT TO TAKE JUST A ANSWERS I DO WANT TO TAKE JUST A CLOSER LOOK AT WHAT FAMILIS ARE CLOSER LOOK AT WHAT FAMILIS ARE DEALING WITH RIGHT NOW DEALING WITH RIGHT NOW >> AS COMPLICATED AS >> AS COMPLICATED AS BACK-TO-SCHOOL IS FOR ANY PARENT BACK-TO-SCHOOL IS FOR ANY PARENT AND STUDENT IN ANY SCHOOL AND STUDENT IN ANY SCHOOL DISTRICT, COMPOUND THAT DISTRICT, COMPOUND THAT DIFFICULTY WHEN YOU ARE A PARENT DIFFICULTY WHEN YOU ARE A PARENT OF A SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENT OF A SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENT >> THIS IS SAM >> THIS IS SAM SAM HAS AUTISM SAM HAS AUTISM >> WHILE HE HAS GOOD SELF-HELP >> WHILE HE HAS GOOD SELF-HELP SKILLS HE DOES REQUIRE EXTRA SKILLS HE DOES REQUIRE EXTRA HELP IN A SCHOOL SETTING HELP IN A SCHOOL SETTING >> HE HAS AN AIDE THAT GOES WITH >> HE HAS AN AIDE THAT GOES WITH THEM AND AN AIDE THAT STAYS WITH THEM AND AN AIDE THAT STAYS WITH HIM DURING LUNCH HIM DURING LUNCH IT IS A SMALL CLASS WHICH IS IT IS A SMALL CLASS WHICH IS GREAT GREAT HE DOES REALLY GREAT HE DOES REALLY GREAT >> HE LOVES TO PRETEND TO DO >> HE LOVES TO PRETEND TO DO LAWN WORK LAWN WORK >> FOR SAM’S THERE’S NO >> FOR SAM’S THERE’S NO NAVIGATING NEW NORMALS NAVIGATING NEW NORMALS IT IS VERY SENSITIVE NES HURDLES IT IS VERY SENSITIVE NES HURDLES TO JUMP TO JUMP AND THE DAY BECOMES INTOLERABLE AND THE DAY BECOMES INTOLERABLE >> I THINK IT IS THE FIELD OF >> I THINK IT IS THE FIELD OF SOMETHING WEIRD ON HIS HANDS SOMETHING WEIRD ON HIS HANDS WE GOT HIM TO WHERE IT, FOR ME WE GOT HIM TO WHERE IT, FOR ME IT IS BRIBING HIM IT IS BRIBING HIM FOR HALF AN HOUR, HIS MOTHER FOR HALF AN HOUR, HIS MOTHER SAID HER DISTRICT HAS NOT SAID HER DISTRICT HAS NOT PROVIDED HER WITH ENOUGH PROVIDED HER WITH ENOUGH INFORMATION TO PLAN FOR SAM INFORMATION TO PLAN FOR SAM >> I ASKED A LOT OF QUESTIONS >> I ASKED A LOT OF QUESTIONS FROM PEOPLE, I FEEL LIKE I HAVE FROM PEOPLE, I FEEL LIKE I HAVE AND IS NOT BEEN ADDRESSED

AND IS NOT BEEN ADDRESSED HE IS AND THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS HE IS AND THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS ARTISTIC PROGRAM ARTISTIC PROGRAM WHEN HE GOES TO SCHOOL IS THEY WHEN HE GOES TO SCHOOL IS THEY HAVE BEEN ADDRESSED HOW THEY HAVE BEEN ADDRESSED HOW THEY WILL DEAL WITH HIM WILL DEAL WITH HIM >> JENNIFER SEES THE EQUATION >> JENNIFER SEES THE EQUATION THROUGH THREE DIFFERENT GOGGLES THROUGH THREE DIFFERENT GOGGLES A PARENT WITH A SPECIAL-NEEDS A PARENT WITH A SPECIAL-NEEDS CHILD A PARENT WITH A NONSPECIAL CHILD A PARENT WITH A NONSPECIAL CHILD AND A TEACHER IN A CHILD AND A TEACHER IN A DIFFERENT DISTRICT DIFFERENT DISTRICT THIS SPRING IT WAS A JUGGLING THIS SPRING IT WAS A JUGGLING ACT FOR HER TO TEACHER UNITS ACT FOR HER TO TEACHER UNITS REMOTELY AND HANDLE HER OWN REMOTELY AND HANDLE HER OWN CHILDREN CHILDREN IT WAS A DIFFICULT SITUATION IT WAS A DIFFICULT SITUATION DIVIDING MY TIME BETWEEN WHAT DIVIDING MY TIME BETWEEN WHAT THEY NEEDED, WILL MY STUDENTS THEY NEEDED, WILL MY STUDENTS NEEDED AND IT WAS A LOT OF NEEDED AND IT WAS A LOT OF JUGGLING JUGGLING AND IT IS A SITUATION WHICH I AND IT IS A SITUATION WHICH I UNDERSTAND BUT WE NEED HELP UNDERSTAND BUT WE NEED HELP >> THIS IS TOUGH HE BREAKS MY >> THIS IS TOUGH HE BREAKS MY HEART HEART WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT STUDENTS WHEN YOU THINK ABOUT STUDENTS ESPECIALLY THOSE LOWER ESPECIALLY THOSE LOWER FUNCTIONING AND THEY HAVE FUNCTIONING AND THEY HAVE SOMEONE GO WITH THEM THEY NEED SOMEONE GO WITH THEM THEY NEED ASSISTANCE ASSISTANCE THEY NEED THE HANDS-ON CONTACT THEY NEED THE HANDS-ON CONTACT IN ORDER FOR THEM TO REACH THEIR IN ORDER FOR THEM TO REACH THEIR GOALS GOALS WE KNOW THIS IS NOT ONE PROBLEM WE KNOW THIS IS NOT ONE PROBLEM I DON’T WANT TO PICK ON ALLEN I DON’T WANT TO PICK ON ALLEN PARK BUT I WILL COME TO YOU, HOW PARK BUT I WILL COME TO YOU, HOW DO YOU ADDRESS THIS ADDRESS DO YOU ADDRESS THIS ADDRESS THIS THIS I KNOW WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT I KNOW WE HAVE TALKED ABOUT THIS THIS THERE’S NO WAY YOU CAN SEND THERE’S NO WAY YOU CAN SEND APRIL INTO THEIR HOMES APRIL INTO THEIR HOMES HOW WILL THE STUDENTS REACH HOW WILL THE STUDENTS REACH THEIR GOALS? THEIR GOALS? >> I WILL START BY SAYING WHAT >> I WILL START BY SAYING WHAT WAS DESCRIBED AS THE REAL-LIFE WAS DESCRIBED AS THE REAL-LIFE ISSUES HAPPENING IN FAMILIES ISSUES HAPPENING IN FAMILIES ACROSS THE STATE OF MICHIGAN AND ACROSS THE STATE OF MICHIGAN AND THE COUNTRY THE COUNTRY IT IS HEARTBREAKING IT IS HEARTBREAKING I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT SPECIAL I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS, PRINCIPALS EDUCATION TEACHERS, PRINCIPALS AND SUPERINTENDENTS HAVE THIS ON AND SUPERINTENDENTS HAVE THIS ON THEIR RADAR IN REGARDS TO A THEIR RADAR IN REGARDS TO A SIGNIFICANT ISSUE SIGNIFICANT ISSUE WE KNOW CLEARLY THAT OUR MOST WE KNOW CLEARLY THAT OUR MOST VULNERABLE STUDENTS ARE THE ONES VULNERABLE STUDENTS ARE THE ONES THAT SUFFER THE MOST IN THIS THAT SUFFER THE MOST IN THIS TYPE OF ENVIRONMENT TYPE OF ENVIRONMENT I THINK YOU WILL SEE DIFFERENT I THINK YOU WILL SEE DIFFERENT THINGS NEXT YEAR COMPARED TO THINGS NEXT YEAR COMPARED TO WHAT WE SAW IN THE SPRING WHAT WE SAW IN THE SPRING THE SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS THE SPECIAL EDUCATION STUDENTS BECAUSE THEY CAN’T SOCIAL BECAUSE THEY CAN’T SOCIAL DISTANCE WHILE THEY CAN’T WITH DISTANCE WHILE THEY CAN’T WITH EVERY STUDENT THEY CAN DO IT EVERY STUDENT THEY CAN DO IT WITH THE MOST NEEDY STUDENTS WITH THE MOST NEEDY STUDENTS I NOT THAT IS BEING CONSIDERED I NOT THAT IS BEING CONSIDERED IN DIFFERENT SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN DIFFERENT SCHOOL DISTRICTS THE OTHER THING I WOULD THE OTHER THING I WOULD HIGHLIGHT, WHEN WE LOOK AT THAT HIGHLIGHT, WHEN WE LOOK AT THAT SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES AND KIDS SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES AND KIDS THROUGH THE PROCESS, THE PROCESS THROUGH THE PROCESS, THE PROCESS THAT’S OUT THERE THAT SCHOOL THAT’S OUT THERE THAT SCHOOL DISTRICTS HAVE TO ADHERE TO, DISTRICTS HAVE TO ADHERE TO, THERE’S THIS THING CALLED THERE’S THIS THING CALLED COMPENSATORY EDUCATION AND WE COMPENSATORY EDUCATION AND WE RECOGNIZE THAT STUDENTS HAVE RECOGNIZE THAT STUDENTS HAVE LOST OVER THIS PERIOD OF TIME, LOST OVER THIS PERIOD OF TIME, WE ARE NOW TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WE ARE NOW TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT THIS IS LOOKING LIKE SO WHAT THIS IS LOOKING LIKE SO THEY CAN GET BEYOND IN SOME THEY CAN GET BEYOND IN SOME CASES, CASES, >> RENO ROME WASN’T AND YOU >> RENO ROME WASN’T AND YOU DIDN’T SEE THIS COMING DIDN’T SEE THIS COMING BUT I DO WANT TO ASK THIS, BUT I DO WANT TO ASK THIS, BECAUSE YOU ARE SAYING YOU ARE BECAUSE YOU ARE SAYING YOU ARE LOOKING AT THESE THINGS BUT WHAT LOOKING AT THESE THINGS BUT WHAT IS THE POSSIBILITY OF YOU BEING IS THE POSSIBILITY OF YOU BEING ABLE TO GET THIS END THE YEAR ABLE TO GET THIS END THE YEAR FOR SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS EVEN FOR SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS EVEN BY OCTOBER BY OCTOBER >> I THINK ABSOLUTELY THE SCHOOL >> I THINK ABSOLUTELY THE SCHOOL DISTRICTS ARE LOOKING AT THE DISTRICTS ARE LOOKING AT THE OPTIONS I DISCUSSED FOR THE OPTIONS I DISCUSSED FOR THE START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR START OF THE SCHOOL YEAR WHEN I SAY LOOKING THEY ARE WHEN I SAY LOOKING THEY ARE TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE BEST TRYING TO FIGURE OUT THE BEST WAY TO DO IT WAY TO DO IT THOSE ARE THE THINGS THEY ARE THOSE ARE THE THINGS THEY ARE TALKING ABOUT TALKING ABOUT >> LET US NOW APPEAR WHEN YOU DO >> LET US NOW APPEAR WHEN YOU DO GET THAT PIECE, LET US KNOW GET THAT PIECE, LET US KNOW FIRST PLEASE FIRST PLEASE >> I THINK ONE OF OUR TEACHERS, >> I THINK ONE OF OUR TEACHERS, YOU SPOKE EARLIER ABOUT YOUR YOU SPOKE EARLIER ABOUT YOUR WORRIES ABOUT SPECIAL NEEDS WORRIES ABOUT SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS AND TEACHERS STUDENTS AND TEACHERS THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU WERE THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU WERE TALKING ABOUT RIGHT? TALKING ABOUT RIGHT? SANCHEZ, THERE WAS A QUESTION SANCHEZ, THERE WAS A QUESTION AND CONVERSATION I HAD WITH AND CONVERSATION I HAD WITH PEOPLE WHO HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS PEOPLE WHO HAVE SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN AND I HAVE TWO SISTERS CHILDREN AND I HAVE TWO SISTERS WHO TEACH WHO TEACH SO IT FEELS LIKE IT IS THE SO IT FEELS LIKE IT IS THE ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM WE ALL KNOW ELEPHANT IN THE ROOM WE ALL KNOW IS THERE BUT NO ONE WANTS TO IS THERE BUT NO ONE WANTS TO ACKNOWLEDGE BECAUSE FOR SOME ACKNOWLEDGE BECAUSE FOR SOME FAMILIES IT’S EASY TO GO ONLINE FAMILIES IT’S EASY TO GO ONLINE AND IT MAKES SENSE BUT I’M AND IT MAKES SENSE BUT I’M THINKING ABOUT CHILDREN WHO HAVE

THINKING ABOUT CHILDREN WHO HAVE SEVERE MEDICAL IMPAIRMENTS SEVERE MEDICAL IMPAIRMENTS THEY HAVE TRACHEOTOMY’S.% THEY HAVE TRACHEOTOMY’S.% THERE IN WHEELCHAIRS, HOW ARE WE THERE IN WHEELCHAIRS, HOW ARE WE GOING TO ADJUST THIS FOR THEM TO GOING TO ADJUST THIS FOR THEM TO LEARN SAFELY TOO LEARN SAFELY TOO WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE DISTRICTS WHEN WE TALK ABOUT THE DISTRICTS ARE DOING ONLINE OR VIRTUAL BUT ARE DOING ONLINE OR VIRTUAL BUT THEY ARE ASKING SPECIAL NEEDS THEY ARE ASKING SPECIAL NEEDS TEACHERS TO PROVIDE SPACE TO TEACHERS TO PROVIDE SPACE TO FACE FACE WHAT ADDITIONAL MEASURES CAN WHAT ADDITIONAL MEASURES CAN THEY GET THEM FOR SAFETY THEY GET THEM FOR SAFETY I FEEL LIKE I HAVE A CHOICE IN I FEEL LIKE I HAVE A CHOICE IN MY DISTRICT BECAUSE WE HAVE A MY DISTRICT BECAUSE WE HAVE A LARGE DISTRICT AND A LARGE DISTRICT AND A SUPERINTENDENT THAT ALLOWS SUPERINTENDENT THAT ALLOWS TEACHER THAT ATTRACTED YOU TO TEACHER THAT ATTRACTED YOU TO HAVE A SAY HAVE A SAY IT DOESN’T LIKE A SPECIAL IT DOESN’T LIKE A SPECIAL TEACHER FRESHLY THE PARENTS HAVE TEACHER FRESHLY THE PARENTS HAVE BEEN CLOISTERED EVEN THOUGH HER BEEN CLOISTERED EVEN THOUGH HER COLLEAGUES MAY BE LEARNING COLLEAGUES MAY BE LEARNING ONLINE AND TEACHING ONLINE, SHE ONLINE AND TEACHING ONLINE, SHE HAS TO GO INTO A BUILDING AND HAS TO GO INTO A BUILDING AND SHE’S CONCERNED ABOUT HER SHE’S CONCERNED ABOUT HER STUDENT, OR CHILD STUDENT, OR CHILD >> THERE IS EASY ANSWERS BUT I >> THERE IS EASY ANSWERS BUT I FEEL LIKE, THIS WAS A GOOD DAY FEEL LIKE, THIS WAS A GOOD DAY BECAUSE NOBODY GOT A TEXT BECAUSE NOBODY GOT A TEXT MESSAGE AND NO ONE (SO WE LASTED MESSAGE AND NO ONE (SO WE LASTED LONGER LONGER I DO WANT TO THANK THE I DO WANT TO THANK THE SUPERINTENDENTS SUPERINTENDENTS >> LASTLY, AS WE SAY GOODBYE, >> LASTLY, AS WE SAY GOODBYE, PAM YOU HEARD A LOT TONIGHT PAM YOU HEARD A LOT TONIGHT AS YOU HEAD BACK TO LANSING, AS YOU HEAD BACK TO LANSING, SHARING THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE SHARING THE EDUCATION COMMITTEE IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO IS THERE ANYTHING YOU WANT TO ADD BEFORE WE GO? ADD BEFORE WE GO? >> IT’S PRETTY COMPLICATED >> IT’S PRETTY COMPLICATED I’M JUST HOPING WE CAN GET TO A I’M JUST HOPING WE CAN GET TO A POINT WHERE OUR LOCAL POINT WHERE OUR LOCAL SUPERINTENDENTS FEEL EMPOWERED SUPERINTENDENTS FEEL EMPOWERED TO MAKE GOOD CHOICES FOR THEIR TO MAKE GOOD CHOICES FOR THEIR FAMILIES AND THAT WE CAN GET FAMILIES AND THAT WE CAN GET EVERYONE BACK TO SCHOOL WHETHER EVERYONE BACK TO SCHOOL WHETHER IT IS FACE-TO-FACE OR VIRTUAL OR IT IS FACE-TO-FACE OR VIRTUAL OR A HYBRID WHATEVER WORKS BEST FOR A HYBRID WHATEVER WORKS BEST FOR YOUR DISTRICT AND WE CAN DO IT YOUR DISTRICT AND WE CAN DO IT IN RELATION TO YOUR LOCAL HEALTH IN RELATION TO YOUR LOCAL HEALTH DEPARTMENTS AND FOLLOWING THE DEPARTMENTS AND FOLLOWING THE SAFETY MEASURES BECAUSE HONESTLY SAFETY MEASURES BECAUSE HONESTLY I THINK THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO I THINK THOSE ARE THE PEOPLE WHO WILL GIVE US THE BEST ANSWERS AS WILL GIVE US THE BEST ANSWERS AS FAR AS HEALTH AND SAFETY FAR AS HEALTH AND SAFETY >> AND DR. NIKOLAI VITTI WILL >> AND DR. NIKOLAI VITTI WILL YOU PUT A BOW ON IT FOR US YOU PUT A BOW ON IT FOR US TONIGHT TONIGHT >> YOU KNOW, I WOULD JUST SAY, >> YOU KNOW, I WOULD JUST SAY, AT THE HEIGHT OF THE PANDEMIC, AT THE HEIGHT OF THE PANDEMIC, WHEN EVERYONE’S FEAR WAS THE WHEN EVERYONE’S FEAR WAS THE GREATEST, WHEN THE RATES WERE GREATEST, WHEN THE RATES WERE OUT OF CONTROL, WHEN ALL OF US OUT OF CONTROL, WHEN ALL OF US WERE DEALING WITH LOVED ONES WHO WERE DEALING WITH LOVED ONES WHO WERE SICK LOVED ONES WHO DIED A WERE SICK LOVED ONES WHO DIED A LOT OF THE PARENTS THAT ARE IN LOT OF THE PARENTS THAT ARE IN THE DISTRICTS SERVED US THE DISTRICTS SERVED US THOSE WERE THE PARENTS THAT THOSE WERE THE PARENTS THAT SHELVED THE GROCERY STORES, THE SHELVED THE GROCERY STORES, THE NURSES WHO SERVED US WHEN WE NURSES WHO SERVED US WHEN WE WERE SICK WERE SICK AND, I DEEPLY BELIEVE THAT AND, I DEEPLY BELIEVE THAT TRADITIONAL PUBLIC EDUCATION IS TRADITIONAL PUBLIC EDUCATION IS ABOUT SERVING THE COMMUNITY ABOUT SERVING THE COMMUNITY THERE IS LEGITIMATE FEAR AND THERE IS LEGITIMATE FEAR AND CONCERN ABOUT RETURNING AND WE CONCERN ABOUT RETURNING AND WE CANNOT RETURN AS IF WE WERE CANNOT RETURN AS IF WE WERE COMING BACK COMING BACK WE CAN’T — THE SCHOOLS CAN’T WE CAN’T — THE SCHOOLS CAN’T LOOK LIKE THEY DID BEFORE THE LOOK LIKE THEY DID BEFORE THE PANDEMIC PANDEMIC >> TODAY IS DIFFERENT THAN >> TODAY IS DIFFERENT THAN YESTERDAY YESTERDAY WE KNOW MORE ABOUT COVID-19 WE KNOW MORE ABOUT COVID-19 AND WITH THE RIGHT INVESTMENT, I AND WITH THE RIGHT INVESTMENT, I THINK WE HAVE A MORAL OBLIGATION THINK WE HAVE A MORAL OBLIGATION TO WORK WITH THE TEACHERS TO TO WORK WITH THE TEACHERS TO WORK WITH THE PARENTS AND THE WORK WITH THE PARENTS AND THE COMMUNITY TO SERVE PARENTS AND COMMUNITY TO SERVE PARENTS AND STUDENTS WHERE THEY ARE NOW STUDENTS WHERE THEY ARE NOW THEY WERE THERE IN THEIR OWN WAY THEY WERE THERE IN THEIR OWN WAY WHEN WE NEEDED THEM AND I THINK WHEN WE NEEDED THEM AND I THINK AS EDUCATORS WE NEED TO BE THERE AS EDUCATORS WE NEED TO BE THERE FOR THEM NOW FOR THEM NOW IT IS OUR TURN TO DO THIS WITH IT IS OUR TURN TO DO THIS WITH THE COMMUNITY THE COMMUNITY THAT IS WHO WE ARE THAT IS WHO WE ARE I THINK WE HAVE TO FIGURE THAT I THINK WE HAVE TO FIGURE THAT OUT IN A COLLABORATIVE WAY OUT IN A COLLABORATIVE WAY WE CAN’T START WITH NO WE CAN’T WE CAN’T START WITH NO WE CAN’T AND WOULD KNOW AND WOULD KNOW HOW DO WE FIGURE THIS OUT AND ON HOW DO WE FIGURE THIS OUT AND ON THE CHALLENGE THE CHALLENGE IT’S NOT GOING AWAY IT’S NOT GOING AWAY AS WE TALK ABOUT THE SUFFERING AS WE TALK ABOUT THE SUFFERING IN THE PAST WE DON’T WANT TO IN THE PAST WE DON’T WANT TO CONTRIBUTE TO THE SUFFERING IN CONTRIBUTE TO THE SUFFERING IN THE FUTURE THE FUTURE >> I AM FOND OF QUOTING JOHN >> I AM FOND OF QUOTING JOHN ADAMS, BOTH WITH COMMITMENT AND ADAMS, BOTH WITH COMMITMENT AND THOSE WHO REQUIRE THE COMMITMENT THOSE WHO REQUIRE THE COMMITMENT OF OTHERS OF OTHERS WE HAVE BEEN JOINED TONIGHT BY WE HAVE BEEN JOINED TONIGHT BY MANY PEOPLE WITH A COMMITMENT MANY PEOPLE WITH A COMMITMENT I’M SO GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF YOU I’M SO GRATEFUL FOR ALL OF YOU BEING WITH US TONIGHT BEING WITH US TONIGHT WE ADMIRE YOU AND WHAT YOU’RE WE ADMIRE YOU AND WHAT YOU’RE TRYING TO DO INCLUDING THE TRYING TO DO INCLUDING THE STUDENTS STUDENTS THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE AND THANK YOU ALL FOR BEING HERE AND BEST OF LUCK IN THE NEW SCHOOL BEST OF LUCK IN THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR YEAR >> THINK YOU BRING IT OUT WITH >> THINK YOU BRING IT OUT WITH US US >> THIS WAS FUN >> THIS WAS FUN LET’S DO THIS AGAIN SOMETIME LET’S DO THIS AGAIN SOMETIME >> GOOD LUCK WE KNOW THE SCHOOL >> GOOD LUCK WE KNOW THE SCHOOL YEAR IS GETTING READY TO START YEAR IS GETTING READY TO START THIS WON’T BE OUR ONLY TOWN HALL THIS WON’T BE OUR ONLY TOWN HALL THANKS FOR STICKING IT OUT WITH THANKS FOR STICKING IT OUT WITH US US >> THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR >> THANK YOU FOR JOINING US FOR THIS EDUCATION FOR ALL TOWN HALL THIS EDUCATION FOR ALL TOWN HALL AS WE ARE COMMITTED TO HELPING AS WE ARE COMMITTED TO HELPING PARENTS, TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND PARENTS, TEACHERS, STUDENTS AND THE SUPERINTENDENTS GET THROUGH THE SUPERINTENDENTS GET THROUGH THIS TRANSITION AND WHAT IT WILL THIS TRANSITION AND WHAT IT WILL MEAN FOR YEARS I HAD MEAN FOR YEARS I HAD >> ABSOLUTELY PURE DEVON GREAT >> ABSOLUTELY PURE DEVON GREAT TO SEE YOU EVEN IF IT IS FROM A TO SEE YOU EVEN IF IT IS FROM A DISTANCE DISTANCE >> STAY TUNED, WE HAVE LOTS OF >> STAY TUNED, WE HAVE LOTS OF REPORTS ON LOCAL FOUR AND RIGHT REPORTS ON LOCAL FOUR AND RIGHT HERE ON CLICK ON DETROIT HERE ON CLICK ON DETROIT THANK YOU FOR STAYING WITH US THANK YOU FOR STAYING WITH US BE SAFE AND REMAIN WELL BE SAFE AND REMAIN WELL GOOD NIGHT

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