EDUCATION ACTION TEAM
MISSION: To be passionate advocates of equity-driven policies and practices in the Rockford Public Schools (RPS205) so that all students will be prepared for social and academic success.
To increase to 20% People of Color -- especially African-American and Hispanic -- in all levels of RPS205: administration, faculty, staff, and board members by the 2020-2021 school year. By the 2025-2026 school year, have percentages of African-American and Hispanic administration, staff, and board members match the percentage of African-American and Hispanic students within the system.
To ensure that RPS205 policies and resources - teachers, counselors, supplies, technology, etc - are distributed equitably, based on the needs of the students in the school and measured by the state required assessment data and the district discipline data. This goal shall be met by the 2020-2021 school year.
Students of Color - especially African-American and Hispanic - will be encouraged to enroll in and be enrolled in AP classes and will receive the support they need to be successful. By 2020-2021 school year, Students of Color enrollment will have increased by 25% within these advanced curricular programs; these students will have received a final grade of "C" or better.
Eliminate Racism: Working together with Rockford Public Schools.
Highlights from the 8/10/2019 event
Rev. Board, Eliminate Racism 815
Mayor McNamara, City of Rockford
Superintendent Jarret, RPS 205
Shurice Hunter, City of Rockford
Matt Zediker, RPS 205
Lanatasha Bell, RPS 205
On Saturday, August 10th, 2019 in collaboration with the City of Rockford and the Rockford Public School District, we discussed with the greater community how we can further address the racial disparities that exist in the work force in Rockford.
Small groups gathered to discuss the following 3 questions:
1. Short-Term Solutions: What can your organization do to encourage African-Americans and Latinos to apply for current vacancies in the
Rockford Public Schools' teaching and administrative staff
City of Rockford's Police and Fire departments
City of Rockford's variety of Departments
2. Long-Term Solutions: What suggestions do you have for long-term solutions to address the racial disparities in the work force, particularly in high paying or salaried jobs in our public schools and our City Government.
3. Retention Solutions: What can our community organizations do to support the African American and Latino staff/residents in our community so they feel valued and happy and will want to make Rockford their life-long home?
Here are the ideas/suggestions that were shared.