Parents Encouraged to Attend Thursday Workshop on Equity, Access and Social Justice in Our Schools

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On Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. at the Serna Center (5735 47th Avenue), the Sacramento City Unified School District Board of Education will take a critical first step in improving student achievement district-wide by identifying what obstacles prevent equity in our school system.

The district’s Board members will dedicate a two-hour workshop to define what equity and access mean and to identify the procedures, processes and traditions in the district that hinder student achievement because they lack the same opportunities as other pupils in the district. This is a critical step in setting the future direction of the district.

“My fellow Board members and I are determined to ensure that every student has the opportunities to graduate with the greatest number of postsecondary choices from the widest array of options,” said Jay Hansen, Board President. “We will be setting time aside at each of our Board meetings to make sure we are focusing on what is essential to seeing continuous improvement in student achievement.”

Hansen said the discussions will be difficult, but that the Board is committed to starting the journey toward equity. “It’s what our students and families expect and deserve,” he said.

Parents and community members are encouraged to attend Thursday’s Board workshop to learn how the district’s new guiding principle of Equity, Access and Social Justice will affect their students. Learn more about the details of the workshop by clicking here.