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    Apply for the Highly Capable and Racial Equity Services Advisory
    Posted on 12/20/2019
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    Apply for the Highly Capable and Racial Equity Services Advisory

    Seattle Public Schools is seeking community representatives for the Superintendent’s Highly Capable and Racial Equity Services Advisory (HC/RESA) to support the development and implementation of procedures and practices for advanced Learning, based on the recommendations of the Advanced Learning Task Force.

    This committee will advise the district as they design and implement equitable access to advanced learning. The committee is tasked with addressing the segregated system of programs and services currently in place and with advising the Advanced Learning Department in the development and implementation of new systems, processes and supports to align with Seattle Excellence, the district's strategic plan and the Advanced Learning vision, mission, and commitments developed in partnership with the Advanced Learning Task Force. Read more about Seattle Excellence.

    The Advanced Learning Department is committed to transforming, in partnership with the HC/RESA, current practices at a systemic level to eliminate disproportionality in advanced learning. These efforts require a long-term commitment from our advisors which includes both making recommendations and staying engaged as our work progresses over time.

    How do I participate?

    The goal is for the HC/RE Services Advisory to include parent, guardian and family representatives, community members, and staff who represent the diversity of Seattle Public Schools and who can provide valuable insight and perspective regarding services, testing, and eligibility practices for advanced learners in SPS.

    The HC/RESA is established as a committee to run for three years and may extend due to needs and progress of the work. Initial term of office is set at two calendar years (January 2020 to January 2022) with an option to reapply.

    Applications and nominations were due Wednesday, January 8, 2020, 12 p.m.

    Invited appointees will be notified by email, no later than January 17, 2020 with the first meeting scheduled to occur on February 4, 2020. Subsequent meetings will be scheduled every 4-6 weeks in collaboration with the HC/RES Advisory.

    To learn more about the HC/RESA, please visit the advisory webpage or request information at your school office. You may apply on the HC/RESA application webpage.

    Visit the Highly Capable and Racial Equity Services Advisory (HC/RESA) Description and Charge webpage to learn more.