February 20, 2018
Of the six strategies that emerged, which summarized the Board’s comments from January 24th, District department project teams have been assigned to address short-term and long-term actions focused on professional learning; school and community relationships; student-centered supports; curriculum; opportunity and access; and recruitment, hiring and staff retention to ensure that equitable decisions, policies, and practices are supportive of all students’ learning, growth and development.
In order to provide the public with easy access to information about action steps being taken in response to Race and Educational Equity, the District has created a web page under District Initiatives where the Race and Educational Equity Board Progress Reports will be visible and additional resources will be offered. Below is the hyperlink to the Race and Educational Equity page:
Administration and Management Actions
On February 13, 2018, The District held a joint principal meeting to bring all District school principals up to date with regard to the District’s response to Race and Educational Equity. The Superintendent gave a presentation to all principals on what had been presented to the Board on February 6th that included an update on the District’s Educational Equity Strategic Plan. The Superintendent also set expectations and made it clear that the work of educational equity is work not done by one group or one department, rather that educational equity is the responsibility of everyone. In addition to gathering feedback, principals were also asked to choose and participate on one of three teams: implementing an incident reporting system; reporting on and identifying needs related to professional learning and professional development; or working on a task force regarding discipline.
About the Elk Grove Unified School District
The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day.
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