310.450.8338, ext. 70229†††††††††† ††††††††††††††††††††††† 18 NOV 2011
SMMUSD ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS TO intercultural equity & excellence District advisory committee
At its board meeting on November 17, the Board of Education reconstituted the Intercultural District Advisory Committee (DAC) and directed the superintendentís office to solicit applications for community members to serve on the committee.
to serve on this committee can be found in English and Spanish at http://www.smmusd.org/DAC/index.html
or in the superintendentís office (
Reconstituting the Intercultural DAC, which has a temporary name of the
Intercultural Equity and Excellence DAC, is part of the school districtís
response to the May 2011 racial incident that took place at
The board charged the committee with the follow directives:
∑ Support the districtís work of closing the achievement gap by assisting in the identification and elimination of inequities in educational processes and outcomes of underserved students in district schools.
∑ Serve as a vehicle for parents, community, and students to communicate with the Board on matters related to the successful participation in the educational process of students and parents who come from diverse socio-economic, ethnic, cultural, and linguistic backgrounds or from the LGBTQ community.
∑ Provide a forum for the articulation of ideas and activities being implemented in the district, school sites, and the greater community that are successfully meeting the needs of our diverse student and parent population.
∑ Provide input on district and school site efforts to facilitate the building of bridges of understanding between diverse student and parent populations so that all groups feel connected to, and part of the school community. †††††††
∑ Monitor the implementation of an inclusive curriculum, including ethnic studies and learning experiences designed to eliminate racism and discrimination.
∑ Work collaboratively with other advisory committees as appropriate.
∑ Report to the Board annually on the scope of their work, and recommendations that are developed relative to their charge.
Additionally, the board provided staff with the following guidelines for the committeeís composition:
∑ In accordance with District guidelines, there shall be a minimum of seven and maximum of nineteen active members.
∑ Up to three positions will be held by site staff. The Superintendent or designee will work with site administrators to encourage district employees to apply to serve on the committee.† The board will appoint employees to the committee taking into account school levels, experience and/or expertise, and diversity of geographic location.
organizations whose charges intersect directly with the core work of this
advisory committee will be invited to designate a representative to serve.
These organizations include, but are not limited to, the Santa Monica-Venice
Branch of the NAACP,
The DAC will be governed by the guidelines prescribed in Board Policy and Administrative Regulation 1220.
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