WINDHAM SOUTHEAST SCHOOL DISTRICT
Diversity and Equity Committee
53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
NOTICE OF MEETING
The Windham Southeast School District Diversity and Equity Committee will meet remotely at 4:30 p.m. on Monday, August 24, 2020 via Zoom:
Meeting ID: 816 5620 7616
I. CALL TO ORDER – 4:30 p.m. – Thomas Nolan
II. Approval of Minutes – July 27, 2020
III. Discuss Possible Implicit Bias Training Options
IV. Review and Discuss CRG Proposals
V. Find progress on identifying Diversity & Equity Teacher Leaders from each school, along with progress on creating “space and provide the resources necessary for teachers to do the internal work of becoming critically conscious, reflective antiracist practitioners.”
VI. Progress on Hiring Since July
Diversity Committee Minutes July 27, 2020
Convened at 4:33PM.
Members present: Thomas Nolan, chair; Shaun Murphy, Anne Beekman, David Schoales, Tim Maciel.
Staff – Mikaela Simms, Maureen Hart, Shannon Kelly
Public/media- Kevin O’Connor.
1. The minutes of June 22 were approved.
2. Follow-up- shall we explore the possibility of offering incentives to attract staff candidates of color?
3. Bor Yang, Ex. Director of the VT HR Commission presented opportunities for policy development, education and training around implicit bias and related topics. Also does follow-up activities around race, other difficult conversations, privilege, and poverty. They offer two-hour trainings; interactive, to stimulate discussion; and follow-up activities. Bor will send descriptions, costs, availability.
4. Shaun presented the history of the BUHS mascot. Committee informally decides to think over Colonels name issue to see if anything further needs to be done, including asking students what they would like to see.