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District News

Seattle Public Schools seeks nominations for Equity and Race Advisory Committee to the Superintendent; deadline is Friday, Sept. 13

August 7, 2013 | Audience: Families, Community, Staff | Contact: Communications  Phone: (206) 252-0200

Seattle Public Schools is seeking nominations for its Equity and Race Advisory Committee to the Superintendent.  To be considered for the committee, applicants should complete and submit a nomination form by Friday, Sept. 13.

The committee will be composed of parents/families/guardians/community members/teachers/staff and instructional leaders who reflect the diversity of Seattle Public Schools families. The committee advises the Superintendent on the implementation of the Ensuring Educational and Racial Equity Policy (Policy #0030) to increase student success.

Seattle Public Schools is committed to providing an excellent education for each and every student and we are dedicated to preparing our children and youth to graduate from high school ready for college, careers, and life.

The District’s new strategic plan focuses on raising student achievement by ensuring educational excellence and equity in every classroom, improving systems Districtwide to support academic outcomes and strengthen school family and community partnerships. Equity and Race is one of the key strategies of our strategic plan and we are committed to working with families and community members and staff to create a truly excellent School District for each and every student.

The Equity and Race Advisory Committee to the Superintendent will consist of up to 40 parents/guardians/families/community members/teachers/staff and instructional leaders representing the diverse population of the District.

Consideration will be given to engage families, community members and groups who have not historically been active or represented in District decision-making processes, as well as representation by individuals of differing gender, ethnicity, race, age, geography and stakeholder interest groups. The initial term of membership to the committee is September 2013 to September 2014.

The committee’s work involves one to two meetings a month, a presentation of the School Family Partnerships report to the Superintendent and a presentation to the School Board.

Click on the links for the invitation lettercomplete description of the committee and the nomination form. Nomination forms will also be available at school offices.

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