Use a dictionary to look up unfamiliar words in this conversation.
Here are some expressions that might not be in your dictionary:
let’s roll (idiom) = let’s go ahead and do it
the key thing = the most important thing
short-handed = not enough people working
school board = the governing body for a school. In the U.S., the public schools are under the control of the local community. In most places, the school board is a group of people who are elected to the job. (Meet the board of the Peralta Community College District.)
the chair = the person leading the meeting
the bottom line = the main idea
sugar-coat = make something seem sweet and nice when it really is not
put a positive spin on things = put things in a positive way, make things sound positive.