A District resident and parent asked the Board about the status of the new School Board Equity Committee. A planning meeting to form this new committee was held in January. Current Board members to serve on this committee will be Ana del Rocio, Kyle Riggs and Stephanie Stephens. The Equity Committee will engage in a permanent and ongoing Board-level examination of the District’s current policies, practices and procedures relating to racial equity. Voting members of the Committee will be appointed from among District families, community-based organizations, students, teachers, administrators and other school-based staff. Invitations to join were sent in January to members of these communities.
A first meeting of the Equity Committee had been scheduled for Feb. 22. That meeting was cancelled due to inclement weather. The Committee is scheduled to meet from 5-7 p.m. on the third or fourth Thursday of each month, and the next scheduled meeting is set for Thursday, March 22.