Before I get to the informational part of this update, I just wanted to share how proud I am of our schools, our school staff, students and parents. Its been an interesting time these past several months, but our school community continues to be resilient, creative, and focused on the right things - supporting one another! An example (of many possible ones): who says you can't do a school wide pumpkin painting event under COVID 19 physical distancing restrictions? Narragansett students and families certainly don't! CLICK HERE to view the full slide show...LOVE TO SEE THOSE SMILES!
Develop a plan to provide training to all administrators, teachers, and staff in cultural competency and anti-racist practices;
Review existing policies, programs, professional development and bring ideas/recommendations in an effort to promote racial justice;
In partnership with the “Teaching and Learning Committee”, examine and advise in the implementation of potential changes to curriculum and instructional materials for all grades to ensure they reflect cultural and racial diversity and include a range of perspectives and experiences, particularly those of historically underrepresented groups of color;
Review discipline data based upon demographics and recommend alternative discipline processes, such as restorative practices; and
Examine demographic participation rates in curriculum programming and opportunities;
Assist in the development of a plan to recruit a more diverse applicant pool;
Strengthen Civil Rights Teams at each school and support students and staff in their work.