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    2019-2020 Annual Report for Policy No. 0030

    Ensuring Educational and Racial Equity

     

    The Seattle Public Schools community (comprised of the School Board, central office leadership, school leadership, educators, families, and community-based organizations) is committed to the success of every student in each of our schools and to achieving our mission of ensuring that all students graduate ready for college, career and life. We believe that the responsibility for student success is broadly shared by district leadership, instructors and educational support personnel, families and communities. The initiatives below highlight efforts guided by central office leadership in partnership with stakeholders to be accountable to the 8 Commitments of Policy 0030:

     

    Commitment 1:  Equitable Access - The district shall provide every student with equitable access to a high-quality curriculum, support, facilities and other educational resources, even when this means differentiating resource allocation.

    ·         Equity, Partnerships & Engagement - Seattle Intervention Tracking and Community Partner Access (Year 1 of 2)

    ·         Equity, Partnerships & Engagement – Seattle University Local Learning Network

    ·         Equity, Partnerships & Engagement / Teaching & Learning - Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise (FEPP) Levy Funding

    ·         Public Affairs / Teaching & Learning – Supplemental Lessons

    ·         Student Support Services– Student 504 Power School Module

    ·         Student Support Services - Address Disproportionality in Long-Term Exclusions for African American Students With IEPs

    ·         Student Support Services – Redesign of Advanced Learning Services

    ·         Teaching & Learning - Analysis of 5th Grade Math Performance at Schools with Curriculum Waivers

    ·         Teaching & Learning – 3rd Grade Literacy Goal – Target Instruction for Students Furthest From Educational Justice

    ·         Teaching & Learning – K-12 Science Adoption

     

    Commitment 2:  Racial Equity Analysis - The district shall review existing policies, programs, professional development and procedures to ensure the promotion of racial equity racial equity, and all applicable new policies, programs and procedures will be developed using a racial equity analysis tool.

    ·         Equity, Partnerships & Engagement – Racial Equity Team (RET) Program

    ·         Equity, Partnerships & Engagement / Teaching & Learning - Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise (FEPP) Levy Funding

    ·         Operations - Evaluate and Update Capital Practices and Processes with an Equity Lens

    ·         Student Support Services - Increasing Community Engagement in Capacity Management Solutions While Ensuring Racial Equity

     

    Commitment 3:  Workforce Equity - The district shall actively work to have the teacher and administrator workforce be balanced and reflect the diversity of the student body. The district shall recruit, employ, support and retain a workforce that includes racial, gender and linguistic diversity, as well as culturally competent administrative, instructional and support personnel.

    ·         Equity, Partnerships & Engagement / Teaching & Learning - Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise (FEPP) Levy Funding

    ·         Human ResourcesGrow Your Own [Academy of Rising Educators], Revamping Schools Based Hiring & Selection, Recruiting Staff of Color, Retention of Staff of Color, and Staffing for Black Excellence

    ·         Student Support Services – Athletics Department Hiring Decisions Representative of Student Population

     

    Commitment 4:  Professional Development - The district shall provide professional development to strengthened employees' knowledge and skills for eliminating opportunity gaps and other disparities in achievement.

    ·         Equity, Partnerships & Engagement – Racial Equity Team (RET) Program

    ·         Equity, Partnerships & Engagement – Central Office Racial Equity Capacity-Building

    ·         Equity, Partnerships & Engagement – Seattle University Local Learning Network

    ·         Equity, Partnerships & Engagement / Teaching & Learning - Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise (FEPP) Levy Funding

    ·         Teaching & Learning Ethnic Studies

    ·         Teaching & Learning - Implementation of enVision Math 2.0 including professional development

     

    Commitment 5:  Welcoming School Environments - The district shall ensure that each school creates a welcoming culture and inclusive environment that reflects and supports the diversity of the School District's student population, their families and communities.

    ·         Equity, Partnerships & Engagement – Seattle University Local Learning Network

    ·         Equity, Partnerships & Engagement / Teaching & Learning - Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise (FEPP) Levy Funding

    ·         Equity, Partnerships & Engagement – Academic Parent Teacher Teams

    ·         Operations - Evaluate and Update Capital Practices and Processes with an Equity Lens

    ·         Schools and Continuous Improvement – Discipline Focus Groups

     

    Commitment 6:  Partnerships The district will include other partners who have demonstrated culturally specific expertise-including families, government agencies, institutes of higher learning, early childhood education organizations, community-based organizations, businesses and the community in general-in meeting our high goals for educational outcomes.

    ·         Equity, Partnerships & Engagement - Seattle Intervention Tracking and Community Partner Access (Year 1 of 2)

    ·         Equity, Partnerships & Engagement – Seattle University Local Learning Network

    ·         Equity, Partnerships & Engagement / Teaching & Learning - Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise (FEPP) Levy Funding

    ·         Equity, Partnerships & Engagement – Academic Parent Teacher Teams

    ·         Public Affairs / Teaching & Learning – Supplemental Lessons

    ·         Student Support Services - Increasing Community Engagement in Capacity Management Solutions While Ensuring Racial Equity

    ·         Superintendent’s Office - Affinity Group Community Meetings-Learn In Community and Learn With Community

     

    Commitment 7:  Multiple Pathways to SuccessThe district shall provide multiple pathways to success in order to meet the needs of the diverse student body and shall actively encourage, support and expect high academic achievements for all students.

    ·         Equity, Partnerships & Engagement / Teaching & Learning - Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise (FEPP) Levy Funding

    ·         Teaching & Learning – Naviance

    ·         Teaching & Learning - Strategic Plan Work Group

     

    Commitment 8:  Recognizing Diversity - Consistent with state regulations and District policy and within budgetary considerations, the district shall provide materials and assessments that reflect the diversity of students and staff, and which are geared towards the understanding and appreciation of culture, class, language, ethnicity and other differences that contribute to the uniqueness of each student and staff member.

    ·         Equity, Partnerships & Engagement – Seattle University Local Learning Network

    ·         Equity, Partnerships & Engagement / Teaching & Learning - Families, Education, Preschool, and Promise (FEPP) Levy Funding

    ·         Teaching & Learning– Ethnic Studies