• Climate & Culture/Racial Equity Initiative Timeline

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     August 2020

    • BOE appointed Dr. Gess LeBlanc as a contractor to support our Climate & Culture/Racial Equity initiative
    • Announced three Parent Focus Group Zoom meetings centered on the theme of Climate & Culture/Racial Equity to be facilitated by Dr. LeBlanc
    • Committee of teachers investigate curriculum review rubrics

     

    September 2020 

    • Dr. LeBlanc presented introductory PowerPoints for all HCSD staff during Supt. Conf. Days
    • September 15: Elementary Parents Focus Group facilitated by Dr. LeBlanc
    • Dr. LeBlanc presented an introduction and framework for the initiative into 2020-21 school year to the BOE & community
      • Three main goals:
        • School Climate
        • Curricular Review and Updates
        • Teacher/Staff Diversity
    • BOE discussion of district-level Climate & Culture/Racial Equity Committee
      • Building-level representation, each bldg. (15 members):
        • 1 teacher
        • 1 student
        • 1 support staff member
        • 1 parent
        • 1 administrator
    • District-level representation:
      • 1-2 Central Office administrators
      • 1 Board of Education member
      • 2-3 “at large” community members
    • Discussion of blind application process for membership
    • Dr. LeBlanc visited district buildings to meet with administrative team and staff
    • September 29: Middle School Parent Focus Group facilitated by Dr. LeBlanc

     

    October 2020 (anticipated) 

    • October 6: High School Parent Focus Group facilitated by Dr. LeBlanc
    • Dr. LeBlanc begins in-district teacher, staff & student in-district teacher, staff & student focus groups
    • Acceptance of district-level Climate & Culture/Racial Equity Committee applications

     

    November 2020 (anticipated) 

    • Formation of district-level Climate & Culture/Racial Equity Committee, first meeting
    • Select & administer Climate & Culture Survey district-wide
    • Dr. LeBlanc continues in-district teacher, staff & student focus groups