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Redacted documents released by RRISD includes Round Rock ISD SHAC (School Health Advisory Council) Vice-Chair's letter disputing unauthorized report given by Matt Stillwell to the Board in November 2013.
Redacted documents released by RRISD includes Round Rock ISD SHAC (School Health Advisory Council) Vice-Chair's letter disputing unauthorized report given by Matt Stillwell to the Board in November 2013.

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Kyle SwartzSHAC
 Vice Chair Letter
 In
 Reponse
 to
 November
 21
 Trustee
 Meeting
SHAC
 Vice
 Chair Letter
 to
 Trustees
 and
 Superintendent. 12.1.2103
 pdf
December
 1,2013
Dear
 Round Rock Independent School District School Superintendent
 Dr.
 Steve
 Flores and
 School DistrictTrustees
 Claudio
 Cruz,
 Charles
 Chadwell,
 Diane Cox
Terri
 Romere Catherine
 Hanna,
 Paul
 Tisch
 and
 PaulineLaw:
My
 name
 is
 Kyle
 Swartz.
 I am the
 Vice-Chair
 of the
 School Health Advisory Council
 SHAC), as
 elected
 onNovember
 12,
 2013.
 I
 was
 appointed
 to the
 SHAC
 in
 January
 2013.
On
 Friday,
 November
 22,
 2013,
 SHAC
 Chairperson
 Matt
 Stillvvell
 sent
 all SHAC
 members
 a
 note.
 It
 stating that
 in
 response
 to a
 report
 he
 provided
 to the
 Board
 Of
 Trustees
 the
 evening before
the
 January
 SHAC
 meeting
was on
 hold.
 He
 asked that
 we
 watch
 the
 video recording
 of the
 report
 and
 Trustee proceedings.
The first
 time
 the
 remainder
 of the
 Executive Committee heard
 of the
 report
was
 when
 it was
 presented
 to the
Trustees.
 The
 other members
 of the
 Executive Committee were
 not
 asked
 to
 help
 prepare
 the
 report,
 nor
 werethey
 invited
 to
 attend
 the
 meeting.
Thus, I
 thank
 you in
 advance
 for
 reviewing
 the
 additional
 material below
to
 supplement items left from
 the
report.
 lull
 letter
 attached)
 
December
 I.
 2013
Dear
 Round Rock
 Independent
 School
 District
 School
 Superintendent
 Dr. Steve
 Flores
 and School
 District
Trustees
 Claudio
 Cruz, Charles Chadwell. Diane Cox,
 Terri
 Romere,
 Catherine
 Hanna,
 Paul
 Tisch
 and
 Pauline
Law:
My
 name
 is
 Kyle
 Swartz.
 I am the
 Vice-Chair
 of the
 School
 Health Advisory Council
 (SHAC).
 as
 elected
 on
November
 12.
 2013.
 I was
 appointed
 to the
 SHAC
 in
 January
 2013.
On Friday, November 22, 2013, SHAC Chairperson Matt
 Stillwell
 sent all SHAC members a note. It stating,that
 in
 response
 to a
 report
 he
 provided
 to the
 Board
 Of
 Trustees
 the
 evening before,
 the
 January
 SHAC
 meeting
was on
 hold.
 He
 asked
 that
 we
 watch
 the
 video recording
 of the report and
 Trustee
 proceedings.
The
 first time
 the
 remainder
 of the
 Executive Committee heard
 of the
 report,
 was
 when
 it was
 presented
 to the
Trustees.
 The
 other members
 of the
 Executive Committee were
 not
 asked
 to
 help prepare
 the
 report,
 nor
 were
they
 invited
 to
 attend
 the
 meeting.Thus,
 I
 thank
 you in
 advance
 for
 reviewing
 the
 additional material below,
 to
 supplement items
 left
 from
 the
report.
Accomplishments
First, I appreciated Mr.
 Stillwell listing
 SHAC
 accomplishments. Through much work and cooperation, the
SHAC
 has:
 Made recommendations related
 to the
 nutrition
 program,
 recess
 standards
 and the
 counseling
curriculum.
• Created
 governance
 documents
 (By-I.aws
 and
 Standing Rules) with
 the
 help
 of the
 Staff Facilitator,Ramiro
 Flores.
 Attempted
 to
 further diversify
 the
 membership
 to
 meet
 district
 social-economic
 classifications,
 as per
Texas
 Education
 Code
The
 Ad-Hoc Nomination Committee,
 pursuant
 to
 Article
 7,
 Section
 3,
 made
these
 efforts.
 Established Standing
 and
 Ad-Hoc committee structure.
 Worked
 with
 Mr.
 Flores,
 to
 make SHAC By-Laws, meeting packets
 and
 related meeting agendas
 and
minutes
 easy-to-find.
 They
 are now on a
 designated page
 on the
 district
 Web
 Site, pursuant
 to
 Article
 8
Section
 I of the
 By-Laws.
It
 is
 important
 to
 note
 the
 contrast
 to
 where
 the
 District
 was one
 year ago.
 The
 previous
 organization,
 referred
 to
as
 a SI
 IAC,
was formed outside of
 fexas
 Education
 Code
 and did not
 offer
 a
 level
 of governance and
transparency
 to the community. As an
 example,
 the only
 way
 I was able to
 tmd
 meeting minutes
 was
 to
 submit
 a
public
 records request
 through the
 District.
 The
 organi/ation
 had no
 By-I.aws
 that
 I
 could tmd.
(jreat
 progress
 has been made.
As it
 Relates
 to the .November .Meeting
 
he
 November
 meeting
 report,
 provided
 to the
 Inistees
 tailed
 to
 reveal
 key
 issues.
 \vhich
 include:
 
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 ^'iiclusion.
 ol
 Ms.
 Susan
 Ni\\
 Assistant
 Director
 ot
 Athletics,
 presentation
 »n
he
 current
 sexual education
 curriculum
 used
 m the
 District
she
 provided
 personal
 and collective
 
endorsement
 from
 her
 department
 of the
 current curriculum.
 Ms. Nix
 also stated
 she was
 receiving
 calls
from the
 Georgetown
 LSD
 inquiring
 of the
 success
 the
 district
 is
 experiencing
 under
 its current
curriculum.
2) Ms. Nix
 stated
 she was not
 having
 parents
 banging
 at her
 door
wanting
 changes
 to the
 current
curriculum.
3) The
 SHAC
 identified
 and
 discussed
 specific
 areas
 of
 concern
 with
 Ms.
 Nix,
 to
 improve current
curriculum.
 This related to the consistency of the execution, delivery of content, and the
 district's
 Opt-
Out
 process.
4) The student pregnancy rate, provided by
 Nefertari Mundy,
 Director of Student Support, in her report to
the
 SHAC
 in the May
 2013
 meeting,
 was
 discussed
 as
 being
 0.1%
 of the
 current student population.
 The
rate makes
 a continuing downward trend (5 1
 pregnancies
 in student population of approximately
42,000).
5) As part of the meeting,
 SHAC
 members received a multi-page packet. It contained several questions andcomments
 from
 SHAC members, related to the current sexual education
 curriculum.
6) At the conclusion of the meeting, a consensus was met that would have the group, either with a smallerteam, in the Human Growth and Development Standing Committee, or
 with
 the entire
 SHAC
 in theJanuary Meeting,
 develop
 a
 score
 card /
 criteria set.
 It
 would
 be created
 using
 SHAC
 member
 commentscontained
 in the
 packet
 outlined
 above
 in #5 as a
 necessary
 first
 step
 to
 identify
 and
 define
 areas
 to
evaluate other
 curriculum
 and/or improve existing
 curriculum.
7) The
 Executive committee, pursuant
 to
 Article
 6
 Section
 2 of the
 By-Laws, would meet
 to
 establish
 the
January agenda and,
 with
 the
 Assistance
 of Mr.
 Flores,
 develop
 a
 recommendation
 for
 video recording
further
 SHAC
 meetings.
8) The SHAC
 reviewed
 and approved
 standing
 rules, as prepared by the Ad Hoc
 By-Law
 committee
 with
the
 cooperation
 of Mr.
 Flores,
 as a
 recommendation from
 Trustee
 President
 on
 April
 18,
 2013.
The meeting minutes
 from
 the November meeting, presented to SHAC members for approval,
 will
 reflect
 the
above.
As
 it
 Relates
 to the
 January
 Agenda
In
 the Board proceedings, many
 Trustees
 were concerned that a January agenda was not set. However, pursuant
to:
 Article
 6
 Section
 2 of the
 By-Laws,
 the
 Chairperson
 is to Work
 directly with
 the
 Executive Committee
and the
 Staff Facilitator
 to
 compile
 agendas
 for all
 meetings
 of the
 SHAC.
 Article
 7
 Section
 1 of the
 B-Laws
 defines
 the
 Executive committee
 as
 The Executive Committee shallconsist of the elected
 officers.
 The
 Staff
 Facilitator
 will
 participate
 with
 the Executive Committee as a
non-voting
 member. Thus,
 while
 ideas
 can be gathered
 from
 SHAC
 members, it's not
 likely
 the Executive Committee can set thenext meeting's
 final
 agenda at the
 end
 of
 the preceding meeting. Committed to my Executive Committee
responsibility, I am
 read)
 to
 meet
 at
 tirst
 notice
 to
 accomplish this.
As
 it
 Relates to
 Personal Attacks
Trustees
 used
 the
 phrase personal attacks
repeatedly.
 I thank Mr.
 Stillwell
 for
 correcting
 a Trustee after the
Trustee
 stated
 multiple
 times that there
 was
 personal
 attached
 due to
 ethnicity.
Mr.
 Stillwell
 clearly
 stated this
wa.siit
 happening.
 Some
 additional
 context:
 He:
 lexas
 freedom
 Network: I
 asked
 Mr.
 Stillwell
 a question
 about
 his
 affiliation
 with
 the
 Texas
 
reedom
 Network.
 I his
 information is
 in
 the
 public
 domain
 on his
 campaign
 web .ite
 that
 Mr.
 Stillwell
ised
 to run
 lor
 public
 ollice.
 Mr.
 Stillwell
 accurately
 relaved
 main
 parts
 of
 m>
 question, hut
 failed
 to

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