SCUSD Observer

Sacramento, California

The Black Parallel School Board

The Black Parallel School Board, which meets on the first Saturday of the month, has posted a summary of their first year accomplishments.
At this month’s meeting a discussion was held with Susan Miller, interim superintendent, concerning district efforts to improve the cross-cultural effectiveness of staff. She stated that SCUSD is committed to equity in its efforts through a top- down and bottom-up approach. At the top the principals are trained monthly in how to have conversations with staff in this area and how to evaluate the effects of these conversations. From the bottom model classrooms have been identified for observation of effective cross-cultural teaching. In addition, an equity team is in place and an equity audit is being developed to look at all of SCUSD’s practices from this perspective. A strong suggestion was offered that accountability needs to be included in SCUSD’s efforts and that acting on bias needs to have consequences.

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Written by scusdobserver

February 8, 2009 at 5:32 pm

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