Board of Education to Host September 21st Workshop on New District Guiding Principle of Equity, Access, and Social Justice

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The Board of Education will host a two hour workshop at its September 21st meeting focused on how the district plans to achieve its new guiding principle of ensuring every student has an equal opportunity to graduate with the greatest number of postsecondary choices from the widest array of options.

This is the first full workshop in the Board’s commitment to dedicate more time at Board meetings on issues of student achievement.

Items that will be discussed during the Board workshop include: defining Equity, Access and Social justice; how Equity, Access and Social Justice act as a “checks and balance” to ensure that “downdrafting” practices, procedures, processes, and traditions are identified and researched to determine the purpose of their continued use and; respecting the value of data and establishing a continuous improvement and accountability framework that is transparent and looks at data by student, by name, by need and by inequity.

The open session for the September 21st Board meeting will begin at 6 p.m. The two-hour workshop will begin at approximately 7:30 p.m. Members of the public are encouraged to attend to listen and provide public comment. Details of the meeting will be posted Friday, September 16th at this link