Superintendent's Advisory Council On Equity

2021-22 Meetings

May 26, 2022: Agenda

Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Equity
May 26, 2022, 6 p.m.
Kelly Leadership Center, Room 1101
Agenda

Purpose: The Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Equity is comprised of PWCS community stakeholders which include staff, families, community partners, and student representation. The SACE ensures the diversity, equity, and inclusion work within the school system is developed according to the diverse needs of those the division serves.

Meeting Objectives:

  • Finalize Year End Operational Tasks in Support of Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion
  • Receive an Overview of The PWCS Heals Initiative in Response to Council Members Request
  • Establish Consensus on Recommendations for School Year 2022-23
Agenda Item Facilitator Time

Introduction and Welcome

Call to Order

Tanisha Holland
Equity and Employee Relations Officer
6 p.m.
Overview of Agenda Tanisha Holland
Equity and Employee Relations Officer
6:05 p.m.
Citizen Comment Time

 

Tanisha Holland
Equity and Employee Relations Officer
6:10 p.m.
Approval of Minutes from the  April 28 Meeting Tanisha Holland
Equity and Employee Relations Officer
6:15 p.m.
PWCS Heals Overview Corey Eaton & Heather Wines
Administrative Coordinators, PWCS Heals
6:20 p.m.
Break All 6:45 p.m.
All Council Working Session:
Recommendations School Year 2022-23
Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer
6:55 p.m.
Adjournment Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer
8 p.m.

April 28, 2022: Agenda & Minutes

Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Equity
April 28, 2022, 6 p.m.
Kelly Leadership Center, Room 1101
Agenda

Purpose: The Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Equity is comprised of PWCS community stakeholders which include staff, families, community partners, and student representation. The SACE ensures the diversity, equity, and inclusion work within the school system is developed according to the diverse needs of the those the division serves.

Meeting Objectives:

  • Receive an overview of the PWCS Ombudsman Office
  • Receive and overview of PWCS Organizational DEI Survey
  • Discuss Process for Communicating SY2022-2023 Recommendations to the Superintendent
Agenda Item Facilitator Time

Introduction and Welcome

Call to Order

Carolyn Custard
Retired Director of Student Services
6 p.m.
Overview of Agenda Carolyn Custard
Retired Director of Student Services
6:05 p.m.
Citizen Comment Time

 

Carolyn Custard
Retired Director of Student Services
6:10 p.m.
Approval of Minutes from the  March 31st Meeting Carolyn Custard
Retired Director of Student Services
6:15 p.m.
Introduction to the Office of the Ombudsman Monique Bookstein
Ombudsman
6:20 p.m.
Break  All  6:45 p.m.
 PWCS Executive Leadership Organizational DEI Results  Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer
6:55 p.m.
Committee Breakout Sessions:
SY 2022-23 SACE Recommendations
Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer
7:30 p.m.
Adjournment Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer
8 p.m.

 Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Equity

April 28, 2022, 6 p.m.
Kelly Leadership Center, Room 1101
Minutes

Purpose: The Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Equity is comprised of PWCS community stakeholders which include staff, families, community partners, and student representation. The SACE ensures the diversity, equity, and inclusion work within the school system is developed according to the diverse needs of  those the division serves.

Meeting Objectives:

  • Receive an overview of the PWCS Ombudsman Office
  • Receive and overview of PWCS Organizational DEI Survey
  • Discuss Process for Communicating SY2022-2023 Recommendations to the Superintendent

Attendees: Tracy Blake, Justin Cain, Giselle Feliciano, Kim Gudinas, Adriane Harrison, Tim Healy, Denise Huebner, Glorya Jordan, Pamela Lockridge, Kate Olson Flynn, Kenya Shorts, Lucretia Brown, Carolyn Custard, Felicia Norwood.

Agenda Item Facilitator Summary

Introduction and Welcome

Call to Order

Carolyn Custard
Retired Director of Student Services
Meeting called to order at 6 p.m.
Overview of Agenda Carolyn Custard
Retired Director of Student Services
Carolyn Custard provided an overview of the agenda.
Citizen Comment Time

 

Carolyn Custard
Retired Director of Student Services
No citizen comments.
Approval of Minutes from the  March 31st Meeting Carolyn Custard
Retired Director of Student Services
Justin Cain made a motion to approve the March 31, 2022, minutes. Tracy Blake seconded the motion. The March 31, 2022, SACE minutes were approved by a unanimous vote. 
Introduction to the Office of the Ombudsman Monique Bookstein
Ombudsman
Monique Bookstein provided an overview of the Office of the Ombudsman. She spoke about the background of the office and the role of the ombudsman within the PWCS community.
Break  All The committee took a 10-minute break.
 PWCS Executive Leadership Organizational DEI Results  Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer
Dr. Brown presented an overview of the PWCS Organizational DEI Survey to the committee. She provided an update on the DEI work, provided survey results, and spoke about the next steps. Questions and answers were done throughout the presentation.
Committee Breakout Sessions:
SY 2022-23 SACE Recommendations
Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer
The committee did not break into workgroups. The group worked as a whole to discuss the process for SY 2022-2023 recommendations to the Superintendent.
Adjournment Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer
8:08 Meeting adjourned.

March 31, 2022: Agenda & Minutes

Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Equity
March 31, 2022, 6 p.m.
Kelly Leadership Center, Room 1101
Agenda

Purpose: The Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Equity is comprised of PWCS community stakeholders which include staff, families, community partners, and student representation. The SACE ensures the diversity, equity, and inclusion work within the school system is developed according to the diverse needs of the those the division serves.

Meeting Objectives:

  • Build community among advisory council members and establish meeting norms and operating procedures (nomination/election of officers as stated in SACE Roles and Responsibilities)
  • Finalize and rank SACE Priorities within strategic commitment areas
  • Review and discuss SACE Equity Priorities to inform meeting agendas for the remainder of the 2022 school year
  • Receive introduction of office of the Chief Equity Officer: Divisional Strategy and Office Structure
Agenda Item Facilitator Time

Introduction and Welcome

Call to Order

Tanisha Holland
Equity and Employee Relations Officer
6 p.m.
Overview of Agenda Tanisha Holland
Equity and Employee Relations Officer
6:05 p.m.
Citizen Comment Time

Tanisha Holland
Equity and Employee Relations Officer
6:10 p.m.
Approval of Minutes from February 24th Meeting Tanisha Holland
Equity and Employee Relations Officer
6:15 p.m.
Introduction of office of the Chief Equity Officer Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer
6:20 p.m.
Committee Breakout Sessions:
Finalize and Rank SACE Priorities in Preparation for 2022-23 Meeting Calendar
SACE Committees 7 p.m.
Nominations for SACE Officers Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer
7:35 p.m.
Adjournment Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer
8 p.m.

Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Equity
March 31, 2022, 6 p.m.
Kelly Leadership Center, Room 1101
Minutes

Purpose: The Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Equity is comprised of PWCS community stakeholders which include staff, families, community partners, and student representation. The SACE ensures the diversity, equity, and inclusion work within the school system is developed according to the diverse needs of the those the division serves.

Meeting Objectives:

  • Build community among advisory council members and establish meeting norms and operating procedures (nomination/election of officers as stated in SACE Roles and Responsibilities)
  • Finalize and rank SACE priorities within strategic commitment areas
  • Review and discuss SACE Equity priorities to inform meeting agendas for the remainder of the 2022 school year
  • Receive introduction of Office of the Chief Equity Officer: Divisional Strategy and Office Structure

Attendees: Glorya Jordan, Pamela Lockridge, Justin Cain, Peral Raikin, Adriane Harrison, Andrea Castro, Denise Huebner, Dr. Tim Healey, Giselle Feliciano, Kenya Shorts, Kim Gudinas, Tracy Blake, Carolyn Custard, Tanisha Holland, Dr. Lucretia Brown, Dawn Kaess

Activity Facilitator Summary

Introduction and Welcome

Call to Order

Tanisha Holland
Equity and Employee Relations Officer
Tanisha Holland welcomed the council at 6:00 p.m. —meeting called to order.
Overview of Agenda Tanisha Holland
Equity and Employee Relations Officer
Tanisha Holland provided an overview of the agenda.
Citizen Comment Time

Tanisha Holland
Equity and Employee
Yubo Zhang, a PWCS parent from Haymarket, expressed concerns that the Asian/Pacific Islander communities are lacking a sense of belonging. Ms. Zhang would like to work with the committee to combat systemic feelings of not belonging and contribute to making the community a better place for all.
Approval of Minutes from February 24, 2022 Meeting Tanisha Holland
Equity and Employee Relations Officer
February 24, 2022 meeting minutes approved
Introduction of office of the Chief Equity Officer Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer

Dr. Brown presented a high-level overview of PWCS Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Divisional Strategy and Office Structure.

  • DEI is a strategic priority.
  • The role Chief Equity Officer within an educational system: Consult and Change management.
  • What a Chief Equity Officer is not: “Trainer in Chief”.
  • DEI work is anchored in student academic progress. · Executive leadership should serve as inclusive leaders who advance DEI in day-to-day routines. ·
  • Use of strategic language and DEI terms: Glossary of terms was shown.
  • Must be cognizant of personal beliefs and values.
  • 6 personas of strategic change: as DEI work is rolled out all kinds of people will be encountered. Need to be poised to understand all values and beliefs. The goal is to have all staff committed to the process.
  • PWCS workforce snapshot shared: How do we meet the community where they are? What is the pathway to get all races into leadership roles?
  • PWCS student demographics shared: How do we combat performance disparity?
  • Diversity without inclusion is not enough.
  • Inclusive leaders who advance DEI show commitment, courage, and curiosity. They are cognizant of bias, culturally intelligent and encourage collaboration
  • Equity is not about reducing qualifications. Equity is about making good on a promise.
  • Dr. Brown opened to the floor to comments or questions:
  • Glorya Jordan thanked Dr. Brown for the presentation. She asked how she can help advocated to Dr. McDade on behalf of Dr. Brown and her vision. Dr. Brown thanked Ms. Jordan and stated it takes time to grow into a portfolio model.
  • Justin Cain asked for clarity on the role of Directors. Dr. Brown and Ms. Huebner explained the role of Directors in PWCS.
Committee Breakout Sessions:
Finalize and Rank SACE Priorities in Preparation for 2022-23 Meeting Calendar
SACE Committees Dr. Brown proposed the committee not break out into workgroups due to the low meeting attendance. The committee discussed ranking priorities. Each workgroup discussed their rankings with the whole committee.
Nominations for SACE Officers Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer

The committee voted of officers:

  • Co-Chair: Justin Cain nominated Glorya Jordan. Dr. Kate Olson-Flynn seconded. Ms. Jordan declined the nomination. Tracy Blake made a motion to table the vote. Glorya Jordan seconded the motion. 12 members voted in favor of the motion, 0 opposed. Motion passed.
  • Vice Co-Chair: Tracy Blake nominated Glorya Jordan. Dr. Kate Olson-Flynn seconded. Ms. Jordan accepted the nomination. 12 members voted in favor of the nomination, 0 opposed.
  • Secretary: Dr. Kate Olson-Flynn nominated Justin Cain. Glorya Jordan seconded. Mr. Cain accepted the nomination. 12 members voted in favor of the nomination and 0 opposed.
  • Co-Chair: Dr. Kate Olson-Flynn nominated Tracy Blake. Glorya Jordan seconded. Mr. Blake accepted the nomination. 12 members voted in favor of the nomination and 0 opposed.
Adjournment Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer
Meeting adjourned at 7:58 p.m.

February 24, 2022: Agenda & Minutes

Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Equity (SACE)
February 24, 2022, 6 p.m.
Kelly Leadership Center, Room 1101
Agenda

Purpose: The Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Equity is comprised of PWCS community stakeholders which include staff, families, community partners, and student representation. The SACE ensures the diversity, equity, and inclusion work within the school system is developed according to the diverse needs of the those the division serves.

Meeting Objectives:

  • Build community among advisory council members and establish meeting norms and operating procedures (nomination of officers as stated in SACE Roles and Responsibilities)
  • Adopt the proposed DEI framework to inform the forthcoming Equity Action Plan
  • Review and discuss SACE Equity Priorities to inform meeting agendas for the remainder of the 2022 school year
Agenda Item Facilitator Time

Introduction and Welcome
Call to Order

Tanisha Holland
Equity and Employee Relations Officer

6 p.m.
Overview of Agenda

Tanisha Holland
Equity and Employee Relations Officer

6:05 p.m.
Citizen Comment Time

Tanisha Holland
Equity and Employee Relations Officer

6:10 p.m.
Approval of Minutes from January 27, 2022 Meeting

Tanisha Holland
Equity and Employee Relations Officer

6:15 p.m.

Action Item: Adoption of SACE DEI Framework

Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer

6:20 p.m.
Committee Breakout Sessions: Review Equity Priorities Identified by SACE Working Groups

Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer

6:30 p.m.
Nominations for SACE Officers

Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer

7:30 p.m.

Closing

Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer

7:55 p.m.

 

Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Equity
February 24, 2022, 6 p.m.
Kelly Leadership Center, Room 1101
Minutes

Purpose: The Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Equity is comprised of PWCS community stakeholders which include staff, families, community partners, and student representation. The SACE ensures the diversity, equity, and inclusion work within the school system is developed according to the diverse needs of the those the division serves.

Meeting Objectives:

  • Build community among advisory council members and establish meeting norms
  • Receive updates and discuss the following:
    • Strategic Framework
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in PWCS
  • Evaluate and monitor PWCS advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion

Attendees: Carolyn Custard, Denise Huebner, Giselle Feliciano, Glorya Jordan, Dr. Kate Olson-Flynn, Dr. Lucretia Brown, Lynmara Colon, Monique Raulston, Tanisha Holland, Dr. Tim Healey, Tracy Blake, Justin Cain, RaMona Clark

Activity Facilitator Summary

Introduction and Welcome
Call to Order

Tanisha Holland
Equity and Employee Relations Officer

Tanisha Holland welcomed the council.
Meeting called to order at 6 p.m.
Overview of Agenda

Tanisha Holland
Equity and Employee Relations Officer

  • Tanisha Holland provided an overview of the agenda.
  • Voting took place on whether or not to take a break between voting items. 
  • Voting results:
    • Yes: 7
    • No: 3
Citizen Comment Time

Tanisha Holland
Equity and Employee Relations Officer

No citizen comments.
Approval of Minutes from January 27, 2022 Meeting

Tanisha Holland
Equity and Employee Relations Officer

January 27, 2022 minutes unanimously approved. 

Action Item: Adoption of SACE DEI Framework

Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer

Unanimous vote to adopt the SACE DEI framework.
Committee Breakout Sessions: Review Equity Priorities Identified by SACE Working Groups

Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer

Review of SACE DEI Framework priorities.  

Outcomes:

Tracy Blake (Family & Community Engagement)

  • Welcoming environment provided by front office staff; authentic family involvement
  • Recognizing that we no longer have traditional families
  • Different types of families
  • Parent training on  work we are doing as a school division

Tanisha Holland (Organizational Committee)

  • Site-based management and Equity are the priorities
  • Would like to know how transportation assigned activity buses
  • Overview of site-based management
  • Facility index
  • Revision of Equity statement

Dr. Kate Olson-Flynn (Positive Climate and Culture)

  • How to retain our teachers - We need the institutional knowledge
  • How can we help teachers have a voice and be a part of the decision-making process?
  • Using the teachers satisfaction data -request for presentation
  • Mental Health and Professional Development
    Training in Discipline

Justin Cain ( Learning and Achievement for All)

  • Addressing some of our representative groups
  • Testing starting in Pre-K for advanced learning
  • Positive messaging for all our students
  • Opportunities for advanced studies in vocational areas
  • Ensuring proactive message to students as well as parents 
  • Providing teachers with the resources that they need
  • Foster excellence by establishing structure
  • Establishing teachers and student focus groups
  • Ensure funding
Nominations for SACE Officers

Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer

Dr. Brown suggested this be on the agenda for March as an action item to include the entire Council.

Motion to table the Officer vote: Glorya Jordan
2nd the Motion: Denise Huebner

Closing

Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer

Meeting adjourned at 7:38 p.m.

January 27, 2022: Agenda & Minutes

Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Equity (SACE)
January 27, 2022, 6 p.m.
Kelly Leadership Center, Room 1101
Agenda

Purpose: The Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Equity is comprised of PWCS community stakeholders which include staff, families, community partners, and student representation. The SACE ensures the diversity, equity, and inclusion work within the school system is developed according to the diverse needs of the those the division serves.

Meeting Objectives:

  • Build community among advisory council members and establish meeting norms
  • Receive updates and discuss the following:
    • Strategic Framework
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in PWCS
  • Evaluate and monitor PWCS advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion
Agenda Item Facilitator Time

Introduction and Welcome
Call to Order

Tanisha Holland
Equity and Employee Relations Officer

6 p.m.
Overview of Agenda

Tanisha Holland
Equity and Employee Relations Officer

6:05 p.m.
Citizen Comment Time

Tanisha Holland
Equity and Employee Relations Officer

6:10 p.m.
Approval of Minutes from December 16, 2021 Meeting

Tanisha Holland
Equity and Employee Relations Officer

6:15 p.m.

Adopt SACE Bylaws

Erik M. Carlsen-Landy
Staff Attorney

6:20 p.m.
Adopt SACE Roles and Responsibilities

 Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer

6:25 p.m.

Finalize SACE Committees

Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer

6:30 p.m.
Review SACE DEI Definitions

Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer

6:40 p.m.
Introduce DEI Framework Presentation and Discussion

Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer

6:50 p.m.
Break All 6:55 p.m.

PWCS Presentation to SACE

Topic: College and Career Readiness
Purpose: To Inform and Solicit SACE Feedback

Dr. Jennifer Cassata
Director of Research, Accountability and Strategic Planning

7 p.m.
Committee Breakout Session

Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer

7:20 p.m.

Closing

Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer

7:55 p.m.

 

Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Equity
January 27, 2022, 6 p.m.
Kelly Leadership Center, Room 1101
Minutes

Purpose: The Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Equity is comprised of PWCS community stakeholders which include staff, families, community partners, and student representation. The SACE ensures the diversity, equity, and inclusion work within the school system is developed according to the diverse needs of the those the division serves.

Meeting Objectives:

  • Build community among advisory council members and establish meeting norms
  • Receive updates and discuss the following:
    • Strategic Framework
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in PWCS
  • Evaluate and monitor PWCS advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion

Attendees: Adriane Harrison, Andrea Castro, Carolyn Custard, Denise Huebner, Felicia Norwood, Giselle Feliciano, Glorya Jordan, India Daniels, Jennifer Cassata, Justin Cain, Kate Olson Flynn, Kenya Shorts, Kim Gudinas, Lucretia Brown, Lynmara Colon, Maria Ramadane, Monique Raulston, Pamela Lockridge, Tanisha Holland, Tim Healey, Tracy Blake

Activity Facilitator Summary
Introduction and Welcome   Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer

Carolyn Custard welcomed the council and announced she will be moving from facilitator to an advisor role in the council.

6:05 p.m. - Meeting called to order.

Strategic Plan Overview

Dr. LaTanya D. McDade
Superintendent

Dr. McDade presented an overview of the Strategic Plan and the role SACE will play in implementing and monitoring the plan to ensure equity.
Overview of Agenda Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Office
October 28 minutes approved.
Citizen Comment Time Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer
No Citizen Comments
Finalization of Bylaw Revisions Erik M. Carlsen-Landy
Staff Attorney 
Review of revised bylaws for information; will be on agenda for approval at the next meeting. 
SACE Roles and Responsibilities  Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer

Erik M. Carlsen-Landy
Staff Attorney
Dr. Brown provided details to members on creating roles and responsibilities of the council work and expectations moving forward.  
Defining Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer

Council engaged in a Nearpod.com activity facilitated by Tanisha Holland. The results of the activity will be shared at the next meeting.

SACE Next Steps

Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer

The next meeting is in January; will vote on bylaws and begin sub-committees so that work can begin as soon as possible. Dr. Brown will send out a poll regarding sub-committee options by early next week.

Roundtable/Closing Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer

Meeting Closed: 7:50 p.m.
Next meeting: January 27, 2022

December 16, 2021: Agenda & Minutes

Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Equity
December 16, 2021, 6 p.m.
Kelly Leadership Center, Room 1101
Agenda

Purpose: The Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Equity is comprised of PWCS community stakeholders which include staff, families, community partners, and student representation. The SACE ensures the diversity, equity, and inclusion work within the school system is developed according to the diverse needs of the those the division serves.

Meeting Objectives:

  • Build community among advisory council members and establish meeting norms
  • Receive updates and discuss the following
    • Strategic Framework
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in PWCS
  • Identify SACE next steps
Agenda Item Facilitator Time
Introduction and Welcome Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer
6 p.m.
Strategic Plan Overview Dr. LaTanya D. McDade
Superintendent of Schools
6:05 p.m.

Overview of Agenda

  • Citizen Comment Time
Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer
6:25 p.m.
6:30 p.m.
Finalization of Bylaw Revisions Erik M. Carlsen-Landy
Staff Attorney
6:40 p.m.
SACE Roles and Responsibilities Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer

Erik M. Carlsen-Landy
Staff Attorney
6:45 p.m.
Defining Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer
7:00 p.m.
SACE Next Steps Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer
7:45 p.m.
Roundtable/Closing Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer
7:55 p.m.

Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Equity
December 16, 2021, 6 p.m.
Kelly Leadership Center, Room 1101
Minutes

Meeting Outcome: Review of the SACE role in implementing and monitoring the Strategic Plan to ensure equity.

Attendees: Dr. LaTanya McDade, Carolyn Custard, Denise Huebner, Erik Carlsen-Landy, Felicia Norwood, Giselle Feliciano, Glorya Jordan, Jennifer Cassata, Kate Olson-Flynn, Kenya Shorts, Lucretia Brown, Lynmara Colon, Maria Ramadane, Monique Raulston, Stephanie Stannard, Tanisha Holland, Tim Healey, Tracy Blake

Activity Facilitator Summary
Introduction and Welcome   Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer

Carolyn Custard welcomed the council and announced she will be moving from facilitator to an advisor role in the council.

6:05 p.m. - Meeting called to order.

Strategic Plan Overview

Dr. LaTanya D. McDade
Superintendent

Dr. McDade presented an overview of the Strategic Plan and the role SACE will play in implementing and monitoring the plan to ensure equity.
Overview of Agenda Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Office
October 28 minutes approved.
Citizen Comment Time Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer
No Citizen Comments
Finalization of Bylaw Revisions Erik M. Carlsen-Landy
Staff Attorney 
Review of revised bylaws for information; will be on agenda for approval at the next meeting. 
SACE Roles and Responsibilities  Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer

Erik M. Carlsen-Landy
Staff Attorney
Dr. Brown provided details to members on creating roles and responsibilities of the council work and expectations moving forward.  
Defining Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer

Council engaged in a Nearpod.com activity facilitated by Tanisha Holland. The results of the activity will be shared at the next meeting.

SACE Next Steps

Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer

The next meeting is in January; will vote on bylaws and begin sub-committees so that work can begin as soon as possible. Dr. Brown will send out a poll regarding sub-committee options by early next week.

Roundtable/Closing Dr. Lucretia Brown
Chief Equity Officer

Meeting Closed: 7:50 p.m.
Next meeting: January 27, 2022

October 28, 2021: Agenda & Minutes

Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Equity
October 28, 2021, 6 p.m.
Kelly Leadership Center, Room 1101
Agenda

Meeting Outcome: SACE members will receive organizational information and participate in the first required training.

Activity Facilitator Time
Introduction and Welcome
  • Call to Order
  • Introduction of Chief Equity Officer
Carolyn Custard
Retired Director of Student Services

Dr. LaTanya D. McDade
Superintendent of Schools
6 p.m.

Closed Session

  • Approval of Closed Session Agenda
  • Motion to Enter Closed Session
  • Safety and Security
  • Legal Matters
  • Reconvene Open Session
  • Closed Session Certification

Required Trainings

  • FOIA Training
  • Electronic Participation Guidelines
Denise M. Huebner
Associate Superintendent

Erik M. Carlsen-Landy
Staff Attorney
6:15 p.m.
Overview of Agenda Carolyn Custard
Retired Director of Student Services
6:55 p.m.
Citizen Comment Time Carolyn Custard
Retired Director of Student Services
7:00 p.m.
Approval of Minutes from May 27, 2021
Meeting
Carolyn Custard
Retired Director of Student Services
7:20 p.m.
Overview of the Year
  • Proposed Meeting Dates
  • Communication Protocols
  • Professional Development for Council
Denise M. Huebner
Associate Superintendent
7:25 p.m.
Revision of Bylaws
  • Input
Denise M. Huebner
Associate Superintendent

Erik M. Carlsen-Landy
Staff Attorney
7:45 p.m.
Roundtable/Closing Denise M. Huebner
Associate Superintendent
7:55 p.m.

Superintendent’s Advisory Council on Equity
October 28, 2021, 6 p.m.
Kelly Leadership Center, Room 1101
Minutes

Meeting Outcome: SACE members will receive organizational information and participate in the first required training.

Attendees: Adriane Harrison, Andrea Castro, Carolyn Custard, Denise Huebner, Felicia Norwood, Giselle Feliciano, Glorya Jordan, India Daniels, Justin Cain, Kate Olson-Flynn, Kenya Shorts, Kim Gudinas, Lynmara Colon, Maria Ramadane, Mekelet Suraphel, Tanisha Holland, Tracy Blake, Stephanie Stannard, Erik Carlsen-Landy

Activity Facilitator Summary
Introduction and Welcome
  • Call to Order
  • Introduction of Chief Equity Officer
Carolyn Custard
Retired Director of Student Services

Dr. LaTanya D. McDade
Superintendent of Schools

Carolyn Custard welcomed council and opened meeting.

Dr. McDade welcomed and introduced Dr. Brown to the group.

Dr. Brown expressed excitement to be part of the group and looking forward to the equity work, vision, priorities, and global level goals.

Closed Session

  • Legal Matters
  • Required Training
    Electronic
  • Participation Guidelines

Denise M. Huebner
Associate Superintendent

Erik M. Carlsen-Landy
Staff Attorney

Closed Session
Overview of Agenda Carolyn Custard
Retired Director of Student Services
Self-introductions and overview of agenda
Citizen Comment Time Carolyn Custard
Retired Director of Student Services
No Speakers
Approval of Minutes from May 27, 2021
Meeting
Carolyn Custard
Retired Director of Student Services
May 27 meeting minutes approved
Overview of the Year
  • Proposed Meeting Dates
  • Communication Protocols
  • Professional Development for Council
Denise M. Huebner
Associate Superintendent

Council schedule and format of meetings will be determined by Dr. Brown as she transitions into her new role.

  • Please hold proposed meeting dates
  • Email professional development ideas
  • Understanding the work of equity
  • Be sure all content on website is accessible
Revision of Bylaws
  • Input

Denise M. Huebner
Associate Superintendent

Erik M. Carlsen-Landy
Staff Attorney

Review of current bylaws and identify areas of concern within the bylaws that may need revised.

  • Membership totals, cap terms, stagger system for continuity
  • Community input process, citizen comment time limits
  • Recommend delete section 6.4 (no longer valid)
  • Bylaws to establish voting guidelines
  • Mission/purpose is to guide the
  • Superintendent’s work in the Division.
Roundtable/Closing Denise M. Huebner
Associate Superintendent

Comments:

  • Be sure the community knows what equity is, items already in place, and misconceptions regarding the equity council work
  • Meet families where they are, many still struggle
  • Create more cohesion across Division, address disparities, and review data
  • Students have become comfortable being uncomfortable and everyone has a unified desire to be seen and heard
  • Should be a unifying body and setting an example, need to establish a truth and contribute to our kid’s education and all cultures

Meeting Closed: 8:09 p.m.
Next meeting: December 16

2020-21 Meetings

May 27, 2021: Agenda & Minutes

May 27, 2021 - Virtual Meeting Agenda

Meeting  Outcome:  Participants will review important items pertaining to the work of the council for the 2020-21 school year.

 

Activity

Facilitator

Time (PM)

Welcome

Keith Imon, Deputy Superintendent

6:00-6:10 

Introductions and Overview of Agenda

Carolyn Custard, Retired Director of Student Services

6:10-6:20 

Approval of Minutes from March Meeting

Carolyn Custard, Retired Director of Student Services

6:20-6:25

Equity Statement Update

Keith Imon, Deputy Superintendent

6:25-6:30

Equity Scorecard Follow-Up – Equity in Hiring

Human Resources Team Member

 

6:30-6:50

Setting the Stage for the 2021-22 School Year

Keith Imon, Deputy Superintendent

6:50-7:00

Cultural Competency and Culturally Responsive Professional Learning Update 

Christie Taylor, Director of Professional Learning

7:00-7:15

Round Table
*Members may bring up other items related to the meeting agenda.

Carolyn Custard, Retired Director of Student Services

7:15-7:35

Meeting Dates for 2021-22 will be announced soon.

Council Priorities:

  • Ensuring all students have access to high quality instruction to meet their needs at their level; and
  • Provide resources, staff, and help to those students who are failing or falling behind. Utilizing staff in creative ways to ensure students who are meeting challenges are provided multiple opportunities for instruction. Ensuring supplemental learning opportunities are available for (tutors and after-school support) all learners.

May 27, 2021 - Virtual Meeting Minutes

Meeting  Outcome:  Participants will review important items pertaining to the work of the council for the 2020-21 school year.

Attendees:
Andrea Castro, Beth Eaves, Carolyn Custard, Denise Huebner, Dina Ashley, Donna Eagle, Dr. Kate Olson-Flynn, Felicia Norwood, Giselle Feliciano, Glorya Jordan, Jasmine Carpenter, Kenya Shorts, Lynmara Colon, Maria Ramadane, Michele Salzano, Mr. Tracy Blake, Rebekah Schlatter, Rojan Robotham, Tanisha Holland, Cher Muzyk

Activity

Facilitator

Summary

Welcome

Denise Huebner,
Associate Superintendent for Special Education and Student Services

Mrs. Huebner welcomed the committee.

Introductions and Overview of Agenda

Carolyn Custard, Retired Director of Student Services

Mrs. Custard welcomed the committee and gave an overview of the agenda.

Approval of Minutes from December Meeting

Carolyn Custard, Retired Director of Student Services

  • Mr. Tracy Blake made a motion to approve the minutes.
  • Giselle Feliciano seconded the motion.
  • Motion passed unanimously.

Equity Statement Update

Denise Huebner, Associate Superintendent for Special Education and Student Services

  • The equity statement was approved at the May 19 School Board meeting.
  • Mrs. Huebner thanked the committee for their hard work and thanked the three members who presented it to the School Board:
    • Glorya Jordan
    • India Daniels
    • Dr. Kate Olson-Flynn

Equity Scorecard Follow-Up – Equity in Hiring

Felicia Norwood, Supervisor of Recruitment and Retention

Mrs. Norwood shared Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) recruiting initiatives.

  • PWCS ranks second in the percentage of minority certificated staff in Region IV.
  •  PWCS ranks 21st out of 132 school divisions in the percentage of minority certificated staff in the state of Virginia.
  • If you have any questions regarding recruitment in PWCS please contact Mrs. Norwood at norwoofd@pwcs.edu.

*The presentation will be made available to the committee.

Setting the Stage for the 2021-22 School Year

Denise Huebner, Associate Superintendent for Special Education and Student Services

Mrs. Huebner shared the goals of the committee for the 2021-22 school year:

  • Update and review the bylaws;
  •  Increase cultural competency;
  • Close opportunity gaps for Virginia students; and
  • Increase the cultural competency of Virginia’s educator workforce.

Round Table

Carolyn Custard, Retired Director of Student Services

  • Mrs. Custard expressed how it was an honor and pleasure working with everyone on the committee.
  • Mrs. Custard thanked India Daniels, Glorya Jordan, and Dr. Kate Olson-Flynn for presenting the equity statement to the School Board.
  • Mrs. Custard shared the NSBA Equity Online Symposium will be held on July 13-14, 2021. If you are interested in attending, please contact Sandy Shackelford, executive assistant to Mr. Imon.
  • Mrs. Custard recognized and thanked Rojan Robotham for all the work she has done. Today was her last day serving on the committee.
  • Rojan Robotham thanked the staff and the entire PWC Community.
  • Mrs. Huebner shared that her office is making updates to the transgender regulation for students.
  • Mrs. Huebner shared that she is working with the county on social justice efforts.
  • On behalf of Mr. Imon, Mrs. Huebner thanked everyone and expressed that your hard work is valued.
  • On behalf of Mr. Imon, Mrs. Huebner also recognized Mrs. Custard.
  • Dr. Kate Olson-Flynn expressed there was pushback regarding the equity statement that was presented to the School Board. Suggested we bring the conversations into the community more and share more information with the community.
  • Mrs. Huebner made a motion to adjourn the meeting.
  • Rojan Robotham seconded the motion.
  • Motion passed unanimously.


March 25, 2021: Agenda & Minutes

March 25, 2021 - Virtual Meeting Agenda

Meeting  Outcome:  Participants will review important items pertaining to the work of the council for the 2020-21 school year.

 
Activity Talking Points Time (PM)

Welcome

Keith Imon, Deputy Superintendent 6:00-6:10

Introductions and Overview of Agenda

Carolyn Custard, Retired Director of Student Services
Approval of Minutes from October Meeting Carolyn Custard, Retired Director of Student Services 6:20-6:25

Equity Statement

Rebekah Schlatter

Budget Updates

Keith Imon  

Equity Lens Update

  • School advisory councils
  • Admin teams
Denise Huebner  

Equity and COVID-19 School Operations Update

  • Mental Health Support;
  • Technology; and
  • Finance.
Rebekah Schlatter, Director of Student Services
Matt Guilfoyle, Associate Superintendent for Communications and Technology
John Wallingford, Associate Superintendent for Finance and Risk Management
6:25-7:00

The Equity Roadmap

Christie Dugan Taylor, Director of Professional Learning

 

 

7:00-7:30

Round Table
*Members may bring up other items related to the meeting agenda.

Carolyn Custard, Retired Director of Student Services 7:40-8:00

Future Meeting Dates for 2020-21: May 27, 2021

Council Priorities:

  • Ensuring all students have access to high quality instruction to meet their needs at their level.
  • Provide resources, staff, and help to those students who are failing or falling behind. Utilizing staff in creative ways to ensure students who are meeting challenges are provided multiple opportunities for instruction. Ensuring supplemental learning opportunities are available for (tutors and after-school support) all learners.

January Level Meeting:

  • What is the SACE (overview)
  • What is an equity lens
  • The PWCS equity lens examples with supt staff
  • Suggestions for how schools can use the equity lens
  • Equity lens and the strategic plan 

March 25, 2021 - Virtual Meeting Minutes

Meeting  Outcome:  Participants will review important items pertaining to the work of the council for the 2020-21 school year.

Attendees:
Rebekah Schlatter, Andrea Castro, India Daniels, Dr. Jennifer Cassata, Mr. Tracy Blake, Lynmara Colon, Carolyn Custard, Giselle Feliciano, Christie Dugan-Taylor, Beth Eaves, Kim Gudinas, Adriane Harrison, Keith Imon, Glorya Jordan, Tanisha Holland, Denise Huebner, Dr. Kate Olson-Flynn, Maria Ramadane, Caroline Silvera, Rojan Robotham, Kenya Shorts, Jasmine Carpenter,

Activity Facilitator  Summary
Welcome Keith Imon, Deputy Superintendent Mr. Imon welcomed the committee.
Introductions and Overview of Agenda Carolyn Custard, Retired Director of Student Services

Mrs. Custard welcomed the committee and gave an overview of the agenda.

Approval of Minutes from December Meeting Carolyn Custard, Retired Director of Student Services
  • Mr. Tracy Blake had a question regarding who was responsible for purchasing student laptops going forward as part of the PWCS technology refresh.
  • Mr. Imon confirmed that the School Division’s Central Office is now responsible for purchasing the laptops in the refresh program.
  • Mr. Tracy Blake made a motion to approve the minutes.
  • Dr. Kate Olson-Flynn seconded the motion.
  • 15 members voted in favor of approving the minutes.
  • Motion passed unanimously.
Equity Statement Update

Rebekah Schlatter, Director of Student Services

Mrs. Schlatter shared the equity statement that the subcommittee worked on. The Equity Statement Subcommittee members are:
  • Glorya Jordan;
  • Dr. Kate Olson-Flynn;
  • Tanisha Holland;
  • Lynn Colon;
  • Maria Ramadane;
  • Denise Huebner;
  • Carolyn Custard;
  • India Daniels; and
  • Christi Dugan-Taylor.

Outcome of the vote:

  • Jasmine Carpenter made a motion to approve the statement.
  • Glorya Jordan seconded the motion.
  • 13 members voted in favor of approving the statement.
  • Motion passed unanimously.
Mr. Imon will present the statement to the Superintendent Staff for final review and presentation to the School Board.
Outcomes of SACE Recommendations to the Superintendent

Keith Imon, Deputy Superintendent

Denise Huebner, Associate Superintendent for Special Education and Student Services

 

Consistent with the SACE-approved priorities:
FY 21 Budget:

  • Technology purchase and distribution;
  • Support for student mental health needs; and
  • Support for school operations during the pandemic.

FY 22 Budget:

  • Special education replacement funding for a cut in state funding for the Regional School;­­
  • Supplemental summer school programming for students who need additional support this pandemic year;
  • K-12 English language arts textbooks;
  • Increased economically disadvantaged funding;
  • Additional translations funding;
  • Title IX to support equity in student activities programming, resources, and facilities;
  • Additional staffing to support equity, including: chief equity officer, special education, technology, nurses, counselors, social workers and psychologists; and
  • 11 additional Pre-K classrooms.

Equity Lens:

  • Significant changes in language in the “Code of Behavior.”
  • Reviewing the registration and enrollment process.
  • Office of Student Services will be reviewing the enrollment regulations to make sure all documents that are required for enrollment meet the needs of families.
  • Staff will be making modifications to approximately 30-35 regulations.
Equity Scorecard Update Dr. Jennifer Cassata Director of Accountability

The Equity Scorecard presents PWCS data in a variety of areas using an equity lens. The data are grouped into the following topic areas:

SACE members were encouraged to check-out the links and a copy of the PowerPoint slide show will be sent to all members.

It was agreed that a presentation will be made at the next SACE meeting regarding efforts to increase the diversity of the PWCS workforce.
Round Table

*Members may bring up other items related to the meeting agenda.

  • Mrs. Custard thanked Mr. Imon for allowing her to attend Equity Webinars and allowing her to share and learn from VDOE.  
  • Caroline Silvera shared how she was “in aww” of how dedicated every person is to equity and she loved the equity statement.
  • Mr. Imon thanked Carolyn Custard and everyone for the hard work they are doing.
  • Mr. Tracy Blake made a motion to adjourn the meeting.
  • Denise Huebner seconded the motion.
  • 12 members voted to adjourn the meeting.
  • Motion passed unanimously.

Meeting Dates for 2021-22 will be announced soon.

Council Priorities:

  •  Ensuring all students have access to high quality instruction to meet their needs at their level; and
  • Provide resources, staff, and help to those students who are failing or falling behind. Utilizing staff in creative ways to ensure students who are meeting challenges are provided multiple opportunities for instruction. Ensuring supplemental learning opportunities are available for (tutors and after-school support) all learners.

 

December 10, 2020: Agenda & Minutes

December 10, 2020 - Virtual Meeting Agenda

Meeting  Outcome:  Participants will review important items pertaining to the work of the council for the 2020-21 school year.

 

Activity Facilitator Time (PM)
Welcome Keith Imon, Deputy Superintendent 6:00-6:10 
Introductions and Overview of Agenda Carolyn Custard, Retired Director of Student Services 6:10-6:20 
Approval of Minutes from October Meeting Carolyn Custard, Retired Director of Student Services 6:20-6:25
Brainstorming Activity Christie Dugan Taylor, Director of Professional Learning  
Division Equity Statement Review

Rebekah Schlatter, Director of Student Services

 
Equity and COVID-19 School Operations
Keith Imon, Deputy Superintendent  
Round Table
*Members may bring up other items related to the meeting agenda. 
Carolyn Custard, Retired Director of Student Services 7:40-8:00

Future Meeting Dates for 2020-21
• March 25, 2021*
• May 27, 2021*

Additional dates if needed:
February 11, 2021*

*All meetings will be virtual unless members are informed otherwise.


December 10, 2020 - Virtual Meeting Minutes

Meeting  Outcome:  Participants will review important items pertaining to the work of the council for the 2020-21 school year.

Attendees:
Melissa Davis, Andrea Castro, India Daniels, Dr. Jennifer Cassata, Lynmara Colon, Carolyn Custard, Giselle Feliciano, Christie Dugan-Taylor, Kim Gudinas, Adriane Harrison, Keith Imon, Glorya Jordan, Denise Huebner, Dr. Kate Olson-Flynn, Maria Ramadane, Caroline Silvera, Kenya Shorts, Felicia Norwood, Rebekah Schlatter, Kathleen Addison, Matt Guilfoyle ,Mr. Tracy Blake,Beth Eaves, Tanisha Holland, Rojan Robotham, John Wallingford

Activity Facilitator  Summary
Welcome Keith Imon, Deputy Superintendent Mr. Imon welcomed the committee.
Introductions and Overview of Agenda Carolyn Custard, Retired Director of Student Services

Mrs. Custard welcomed the committee and gave an overview of the agenda.

Approval of Minutes from October Meeting Carolyn Custard, Retired Director of Student Services
  • Council member made a motion to approve the minutes.
  • Council member seconded the motion.
  • 12 members voted in favor of approving the minutes.
  • Motion passed unanimously.
Equity and COVID-19 School Operations

Rebekah Schlatter, Director of Student Services

 

 

 

 

 

Matt Guilfoyle, Associate Superintendent for Communications and Technology

 

 

 

 

 

John Wallingford, Associate Superintendent for Finance and Risk Management

Mrs. Schlatter shared the comprehensive plan to address student mental health during the
2020-21 school year.

  • Identify student needs.
  •  Equip school-based mental health professionals with resources to address student needs.
  • Train all staff members to identify a possible mental health issue and how to refer the student for immediate help.
  • Teachers are required to complete an At-risk online program by February 1.

Mr. Guilfoyle shared data regarding PWCS Digital Equity for every student.

  • Four-year plan completed in approximately four months.
  • Laptops for every PreK-12 student funded by the school division.
  • Home internet access for all students in need of support.
  • Upgraded Wi-Fi access points in all schools.
  • Web cameras and headsets provided to all teachers.
  • Ordered new computers for teachers.

Mr. Wallingford shared information regarding the CARES Act.

  • PWCS received funding from the Federal Government, Virginia Department of Education, and Prince William County Government.
  •  Majority of funds spent on digital equity.
  • All monies have been encumbered or expended.
Priority Review

Christie Dugan Taylor,
Director of Professional Learning

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dr. Jennifer Cassata,
Director of Accountability

There was a consensus on the top priorities for the council.

  • Ensuring all students have access to high quality instruction to meet their needs at their level.
  • Provide resources, staff, and help those students who are failing or falling behind.
  • Utilizing staff in creative ways to ensure students who are meeting challenges are provided multiple opportunities for instruction.
  • Ensuring supplemental learning opportunities (tutors and after school support) to all learners.
  • Priorities will be assessed and will be brought back to the council for review.

Dr. Cassata shared the results of the Virtual Learning Model survey.

  • Results will be posted on the PWCS website and shared with the School Board.

Equity Statement Review Rebekah Schlatter, Director of Student Services

Mrs. Schlatter emailed the council a draft of the PWCS Equity Statement. Please respond if you have any suggested edits, to include additions or deletions.

Round Table

*Members may bring up other items related to the meeting agenda.

  • Council chair shared information regarding the VDOE Equity webinar held on December 1-2 during Educator’s Week.
  • VDOE Roadmap to Equity page.
  • VDOE Ed Equity page.
  • Council member thanked the SACE administrative team.
  • Council member commented that the online search for a new Superintendent did not have an equity statement.
  • Council member would like for the Equity and COVID-19 School Operations presentation to be presented to the School Board and community.
  • Council members would like the mental health resources advertised/marketed more so students and parents can know more about services provided.
  • Council member made a motion to adjourn the meeting.
  • Council member seconded the motion.
  • Motion passed unanimously.
 

 

October 8, 2020: Agenda & Minutes

October 8, 2020 - Virtual Meeting Agenda

Meeting Outcome: Participants will review important items pertaining to the work of the council for the 2020-21 school year.

Activity Talking Points Time (p.m.)
Welcome Keith Imon, Deputy Superintendent 6:00-6:10
Introductions and Overview of Agenda

Carolyn Custard, Retired Director of Student Services

Christie Dugan Taylor, Director of Professional Learning
6:10-6:20
Approval of Minutes from May Meeting Carolyn Custard, Retired Director of Student Services 6:20-6:25
Review of Priorities for 2020-21

Denise Huebner, Associate Superintendent for

Special Education and Student Services
6:25-6:40

PWCS Equity Work Updates
• Plan for Improving Racial Equity in Education
• Strategic Plan

Christie Dugan Taylor, Director of Professional Learning
Dr. Lisa Williams, Consultant for Equity

Dr. Jennifer Cassata, Director of Accountability
6:40-7:25
Office of the Ombudsman Sarah Espinosa, Ombudsman 7:25-7:35

Future Meeting Dates for 2020-21
• December 10, 2020*
• March 25, 2021*
• May 27, 2021* Additional dates if needed: November 12, 2020*
February 11, 2021*
*All meetings will be virtual unless members are informed otherwise.

Rebekah Schlatter, Director of Student Services 7:35-7:40
Round Table
*Members may bring up other items related to the meeting agenda.
Carolyn Custard, Retired Director of Student Services 7:40-8:00

October 8, 2020 - Virtual Meeting Minutes

Meeting Outcome: Participants will review important items pertaining to the work of the council for the 2020-21 school year.

Attendees: Mr. Tracey Blake, Maria Burgos, Jasmine Carpenter, Dr. Jennifer Cassata, Andrea Castro, Lynmara Colon, Carolyn Custard, India Daniels, Christie Dugan-Taylor, Beth Eaves, Sarah Espinosa, Giselle Feliciano, Kim Gudinas, Adriane Harrison, Tanisha Holland, Denise Huebner, Keith Imon, Glorya Jordan, Ben Kim, Felicia Norwood,Dr. Kate Olson-Flynn, Maria Ramadane, Monique Raulston, Rojan Robotham, Rebekah Schlatter,Kenya Shorts, Dr. Lisa Williams

Activity Facilitator Summary
Welcome Keith Imon, Deputy Superintendent Mr. Imon welcomed the committee and introduced the new members to the council.
Introductions and Overview of Agenda Carolyn Custard, Retired Director of Student Services
  • Mrs. Custard led introductions of the committee.
  • Ms. Dugan-Taylor introduced Dr. Lisa Williams as the guest speaker.
Approval of Minutes from December Meeting Carolyn Custard, Retired Director of Student Services
  • Council member made a motion to approve the minutes.
  • Council member seconded the motion.
  • Motion passed unanimously.
Review of Priorities for 2020-21 Denise Huebner, Associate Superintendent for Special Education and Student Services Mrs. Huebner shared the Priorities for 2020-21. All items were identified as a team.
Outcomes of SACE Recommendations to the Superintendent

Christie Dugan Taylor,
Director of Professional Learning

Dr. Lisa Williams, Consultant for Equity

Maria Burgos, Supervisor of Global Learning

Dr. Jennifer Cassata, Director of Accountability

The Education Equity Plan was shared with the committee by Ms. Dugan Taylor, Dr. Williams, and Ms. Burgos.

  • Council member appreciated the presentation but shared that the equity plan was based mainly on race and not other factors.
  • Council member asked if the group could participate in some of the modules.
  • Council member asked for clarification on asynchronous learning and the modules.

Dr. Cassata shared there will be a new more interactive strategic plan.

Office of the Ombudsman Sarah Espinosa, Ombudsman

Ms. Espinosa shared the role of the Office of the Ombudsman is to provide parents, students, and members of the school community assistance with Division related concerns.

Future Meeting Dates for 2020-21 Rebekah Schlatter, Director of Student Services

Mrs. Schlatter reviewed all of the future meeting dates with the committee.

  • December 10, 2020
  • March 25, 2021
  • May 21, 2021

All meetings will be virtual unless members are informed otherwise.

  • Council advisor said that an additional meeting date of November 12, 2020 could be used if needed.
  • NOTE; Since council members did not express the need for a workgroup meeting, this date can be removed from council member calendars.
Round Table

Carolyn Custard, Retired Director of Student Services

  • Council chair shared the ACEs training on August 4, 2020, was a great training. It goes along with everything discussed at tonight’s meeting. Life experiences impacts all of us.
  • Council member who attended the training shared that it showed a lot of damage and trauma that people go through.
  • Council advisor who attended the training shared that it was well done, engaging, and relevant to student and employee related matters.
  • Council advisor stated that 3200 employees throughout the School Division attended the training.
  • Council member who attended the training shared that it was very powerful, and teachers received a lot of information.
  • Council member wanted to acknowledge the hard work in the Office of Student Services for providing multiple trainings not only to staff members but to the community as well.
  • Council advisor shared the Youth Mental Health First Aid training will be available soon.
  • Council advisor asked members to view the front page of the PWCS website for input regarding the 2020-21 school calendar. The options will be presented to the School Board at the October 21 meeting.

2019-20 Meetings

2019-20 Agenda & Minutes