Equity Report — Tired of Waiting

Salvador Dali, "The disintegration of the persistence of memory" (click for more information)

The Kinks, “Tired of Waiting for You” (click to listen or download).

It has been almost 18 months since the Madison Metropolitan School District Board of Education enacted a new Equity Policy (policy here, minutes here, video here).  The policy included the requirement that:

Administration will report on an annual basis to the Board of Education the extent of progress on specific measures in eliminating gaps in access, opportunities and achievement.

Administration will develop an annual report that will provide data on the distribution of staff, financial, and programmatic resources across all schools.

19 months.  No report.  I’m tired of waiting.

In the Strategic Plan and the Talented and Gifted Plan, much has been made of the reporting requirements.  Some good things were included in these requirements.  I hope they decide to follow their own rules on these, unlike they have on the Equity Policy.

Much more on what I think the Equity reporting should include here.

Thomas J. Mertz

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One response to “Equity Report — Tired of Waiting

  1. I’ve been told that the required Equity Report information will be included in a broader January report. I’m glad something is happening and appreciate those on and off the Board who have pushed.

    This is very late for an annual report (it will be 21 months since the policy was enacted) and not ideal. If the intent was to have at least one meeting a year where the focus was on equity measures, placing this in a larger report will not achieve this goal.

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