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1 MMSD Board of Education Equity Task Force Community Feedback Fall 2006

2 Overview Background Equity Task Force What We Set Out to Do What We Have Done So Far What We Have Learned What’s Next?

3 Background Current policy out of date Task Force appointed by Board to develop a new policy Regular meetings since February 1st All meetings open to public

4 Equity Task Force 16 members from all 4 high school attendance areas 3 adults and one student per area Christa Bruhn Danielle McGonigle ( ) Ashley Brown ( )Thomas Mertz David CohenGlenn Parks Lisa CuevasToya Robinson Rafael GomezWendy Sauve Julia Haslanger ( )Matt Silvern Tiffany Jones ( )Beth Swedeen Zina KnoxJackie Woodruff Paul Kusuda Co-chairs: Jack Jorgensen, Kathleen Lyngaas, Mary Ramberg ( )

5 What We Set Out To Do… Definition of equity District’s commitment to equity Guidelines for achieving equity

6 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

7 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!!!

8 Definition of Equity Equity assures full access to opportunities for each MMSD student, resulting in educational excellence and social responsibility.

9 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

10 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

11 What’s Next? Discuss Board/community feedback Make changes to recommendations Present to the Board of Education Adopt new policy in 2007 Achieve equity!!!

12 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?

13 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. 1. ¿Qué significa para usted esta definición de equidad/igualdad?

14 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?

15 Tell Us What You Think… 2. 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?

16 Thank You for Coming!


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