WINDHAM SOUTHEAST SCHOOL DISTRICT
Social Justice Committee
53 Green Street
Brattleboro, VT 05301
NOTICE OF MEETING
The Windham Southeast School District Social Justice Committee will meet remotely at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 via Zoom:
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Meeting ID: 848 1147 4449
I. CALL TO ORDER – 4:30 p.m. – Thomas Nolan
II. Approval of Minutes – February 8, 2021
III. Discuss Plans Arranged for 1st Training Session
IV. Discuss Current SRO Setup and Ideas for the Future
V. Review Progress Made on Diversifying Staff
WSESD Social Justice Committee
February 8, 2021
Members present- Thomas Nolan, David Schoales, Anne Beekman, Shaun Murphy. Jaci Reynolds.
Staff- Mikaela Simms, Liz Dimick
Convened at 4:30
Previous minutes from approved.
Language for ads and general communications- include link to the board’s Commitment on application materials. Will discuss with Andy and determine when to have the board talk about this. Thomas will contact Barb to get the Commitment posted in a more convenient location.
Students on hiring committees- can ask for nominations broadly- put it out for students to volunteer.
Community service credit available. Students are looking for people they want to work with. Will share with full board.
Next steps with REI
Still have to explore how we will utilize Mary and Dottie. Need to clarify how we will meet, amount of time, size and makeup of groups. Would prefer we all work together. Will discuss at next board meeting to include other participant groups in planning. Mikaela will develop some options with Mary and Dottie and share at board meeting.
For work with REI, we want to wait until we think we can meet in person. Thomas will contact them to begin initial planning.
Shaun asked if we might offer a Black History course at BUHS. Mikaela suggested Ethnic Studies approach. Holocaust course might be a good model. We will report on this conversation to the board.
Mikaela suggested African Studies if the desire is to focus on the Black experience.
Other- Essay Contest model from NAACP and Rutland schools. We could have a poster contest for elementary. We will meet with NAACP on Friday and expand the idea.
Adjourned at 5:11.