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Equity Policy

Together with a taskforce of community leaders and partners, City Schools has developed an equity policy that was presented to the Board of School Commissioners' Policy Committee on March 19, 2019. 

Read the draft policy and presentation made to the Board.

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Taskforce Goal Statement

The historical, generational, and compounding reality of the systems, structures, and practices that have intentionally created and continue to perpetuate racial inequities must be acknowledged and removed to ensure positive educational outcomes for children. 

The goal of the Strategic Equity Taskforce is to put forth a racial educational equity policy for Board adoption that affirms the culture and humanity of students and families and the communities they come from. The policy will establish and drive a framework necessary to achieve racial equity for City Schools students. 

Taskforce Members

Tracey L. Durant, Ed.D. – Chair
Director of Equity
Baltimore City Public Schools

Nakeia L. Drummond, PMP – Facilitator
Founder & CEO
NLD Strategic

Diane Bell-McKoy
President & CEO
Associated Black Charities

Sean Conley
Chief Academic Officer
Baltimore City Public Schools

Faith Connolly, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Baltimore Education Research Consortium

Marc Etienne
Instructional Leadership Executive Director
Baltimore City Public Schools

Jeremy Grant-Skinner
Chief Human Capital Officer
Baltimore City Public Schools

Theresa D. Jones
Chief Achievement and Accountability Officer
Baltimore City Public Schools

Dayvon Love
Director of Public Policy
Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle

Roger Schulman
President & CEO
Fund for Educational Excellence

Wendy Shaia, Ed.D. MSW
Clinical Assistant Professor and Executive Director
Social Work Community Outreach Service (SWCOS)     
The Positive Schools Center and Family Connections University of Maryland

Sabrina Sutton
Interim Executive Director, Family and Community Engagement
Baltimore City Public Schools

Kim Trueheart
Active Citizen