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Come to the Red Clay School Board Meeting Tonight to Speak for the Implementation of a Racial Equity Plan

Do you live in Red Clay School District? If so, we need you to come to the Red Clay Board meeting at Cab Calloway tonight, Wednesday, August 16th, at 7pm. On the agenda is a vote on a proposal to have Red Clay School District create a “racial equity plan.”

We need folks like you to talk about the importance of an equity plan. The lead school board sponsor, Dr. Adriana Leela Bohm, sees the “racial equity plan as one which acknowledges the historical and contemporary impact of institutionalized racism on student success (which is beyond mere test scores).
“This means that we need to look at the data on everything (suspensions, graduation rates, grades, test scores, leadership positions, who is in what school, etc.) to assess where the racial gaps are, and then we have to come up with a plan and specific policies (based on best practices) which aim to decrease the gaps which exist that are race based.”

You can make a public comment and you need to show up around 6:45 to fill out a green slip to get on the agenda. It is very important for Red Clay to hear from you on the importance of creating an equity plan that meets our kids where they are and helps them get the education they need.

Can you join us at this meeting and help speak for Red Clay kids?

[Taken from the Network Delaware announcement].

You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas. — Shirley Chisolm

1 comment on “Come to the Red Clay School Board Meeting Tonight to Speak for the Implementation of a Racial Equity Plan

  1. Does not the State of Delaware still have in place a bussing program because of lack of schools in the City of Wilmington. It sounds like the school district is looking to raise taxes again to accommodate the minority of students that compromise the entire school population without cutting costs so the taxpayer doesn’t have to pay for radical ideas. And by cutting costs I mean labor including Administrators who make over $100,000. How many Vice principals and Vice presidents do we need

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