With all the energy that goes into trying to come up with a budget that does the least damage it is easy to lose track of the work being done to make our schools better. I have been honored to be part of one effort, the Equity Task Force.
On Monday April 16th we will be presenting our work to the Board of Education. I hope that this only the first step and that the Board takes the time to carefully consider what we have to offer and and use this to make our district better and more equitable.
In the coming months and years those of us who care about equity in our schools need to work to make sure that happens; that the district reaffirms, expands and acts on equitable principles.
Thomas J. Mertz