Schools Committee Information

Schools Committee Meeting, South Orange / Maplewood Community Coalition on Race

Co-chairs: Carol Barry-Austin, Meredith Sue Willis
Contact: E-Mail meredithsuewillis@gmail.com
Meeting ScheduleMonthly During the School Year: First Tuesday of each month, 7:00 PM, South Orange Middle School Library. All are welcome!

Committee Goal:  The school district is stably integrated overall, within academic levels, and schools.  Students of all races are expected and encouraged to excel in a community that is proud and supportive of its students.
Objective 1: Continue to partner with and challenge the district administration to recruit and retain teachers that reflect the racial and cultural makeup of students and encourage the district to explore ongoing cultural competency training of staff.
Objective 2: Continue to inform the discussion of the Minority Achievement Gap and promote strategies to narrow the gap.
Objective 3: Continue to promote parent advocacy, foster student empowerment, family awareness of benefits of social integration of children, and encourage community engagement in our schools and preschools.

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