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MMSD Board of Education Equity Task Force. Community Feedback Fall 2006. Overview. Background Equity Task Force What We Set Out to Do What We Have Done So Far What We Have Learned What’s Next?. Background. Current policy out of date Task Force appointed by Board to develop a new policy

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Mmsd board of education equity task force

MMSD Board of EducationEquity Task Force

Community Feedback

Fall 2006


Overview

Overview

  • Background

  • Equity Task Force

  • What We Set Out to Do

  • What We Have Done So Far

  • What We Have Learned

  • What’s Next?


Background

Background

  • Current policy out of date

  • Task Force appointed by Board to develop a new policy

  • Regular meetings since February 1st

  • All meetings open to public


Equity task force

Equity Task Force

  • 16 members from all 4 high school attendance areas

  • 3 adults and one student per area

    Christa Bruhn Danielle McGonigle (2005-06)

    Ashley Brown (2005-06)Thomas Mertz

    David CohenGlenn Parks

    Lisa CuevasToya Robinson

    Rafael GomezWendy Sauve

    Julia Haslanger (2005-06)Matt Silvern

    Tiffany Jones (2006-07)Beth Swedeen

    Zina KnoxJackie Woodruff

    Paul Kusuda

    Co-chairs: Jack Jorgensen, Kathleen Lyngaas, Mary Ramberg (2005-06)


What we set out to do

What We Set Out To Do…

  • Definition of equity

  • District’s commitment to equity

  • Guidelines for achieving equity


What have we done so far

What Have We Done So Far?

  • Current policy and allocation process

  • Equity policies from other school districts

  • Scholarship on equity

  • Equity definition and how to achieve it

  • Feedback from Board of Education

  • Feedback from the community


What have we learned

What Have We Learned?

  • Equity and Equal are not the same

    • Different students and schools have different challenges and needs

    • Equity and fairness require understanding and addressing these differences

    • One size does not fit all!!!


Definition of equity

Definition of Equity

Equity assures full access to

opportunities for each MMSD student,

resulting in educational excellence

and social responsibility.


What does equity look like

What Does Equity Look Like?

  • Excellence – When all students achieve

  • Quality – All schools will be equally desirable

  • Leadership – Guidance and support for student success

  • Accountability – Making sure policies and practices are fair

  • Resources – Distribute to meet student needs


Achieving equity

Achieving Equity…

  • Adequate funding

  • Resources based on student needs

  • High student expectations

  • Open access to rigorous curriculum

  • Teacher support so all students succeed

  • Welcoming school climate for all students, families and community members


What s next

What’s Next?

  • Discuss Board/community feedback

  • Make changes to recommendations

  • Present to the Board of Education

  • Adopt new policy in 2007

  • Achieve equity!!!


Tell us what you think

Tell Us What You Think…

Equity assures full access to opportunities

for each MMSD student,

resulting in educational excellence

and social responsibility.

1. What does this definition of equity mean to you?


Questions

Questions

La equidad/igualdad asegura el acceso

De lleno/completo a oportunidades

para cada estudiante del MMSD (Distrito Escolar Metropolitano de Madison), lo cual resulta en excelencia educativa y en responsabilidad social.

  • ¿Qué significa para usted esta definición de equidad/igualdad?


Questions1

Questions

Kev muaj vaj huam sib luag xyuas kom siv

tau cov hau kev meej pem rau MMSD txhua

tus me nyuam kawm ntawv, kom tshwm sim

nyob rau hauv txoj kev kawm txuj zoo thiab

kev pov plob hais txog kev phooj ywg.

  • Lub ntsiab lus txhais kev muaj vaj huam sib luag no txhais tau li cas rau koj?


Tell us what you think1

Tell Us What You Think…

  • How can an equity policy be used to improve schools?

  • ¿Cómo se puede utilizar un reglamento de equidad para mejorar las escuelas?

  • Yuav muab tsab cai muaj vaj huam sib luag siv li cas thiaj txhim kho tau cov tsev kawm ntawv?


Thank you for coming

Thank You for Coming!


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