2020-21 Equity Advisory Council Meetings - 4:30 to 6:30 pmNovember 17, 2020: AgendaJanuary 19, 2021March 23, 2021May 25, 2021
Meeting Summaries: 2018-19
Meetings # 1 (October 22, 2018) and #2 (November 27, 2018):
Task Force members participated in facilitated discussions around the common vision between school staff and family members around hopes and educational outcomes for all students.
Conditions necessary for all students to experience a sense of safety and belonging in their schools were identified, along with specific conditions which served as barriers to welcoming school climates.
Key equity and social justice concepts of ‘historic oppression – and current impact’, as well as ‘understanding bias, institutional and structural racism’ were reviewed.
Meeting #3 / January 22, 2019:
Task Force members examined equity and school safety materials from Teaching Tolerance to better understand conditions and strategies necessary to prevent bias incidents which lead to undermining students’ sense of safety and well-being. Work commenced on establishing a document (purpose statement) to guide future goals, objectives and actions of our current and future Task Force groups.
Meeting #4 / April 16, 2019:
Task Force members approved the Task Force Purpose Statement, and discussed potential elements of an anti-bias protocol, including prevention and intervention strategies.
Meeting #5 – Scheduled for May 28, 2019:
Task Force members will propose formal elements of a draft anti-bias protocol to include in training materials for school staff during the 2019-20 school year.