Thursday, June 20, 2019
TKC QUESTION: WILL 'EQUITY' TRAINING SAVE LEE'S SUMMIT SCHOOLS?!?!
Over the past few months the topic of social justice and navigating a diverse society has been the dominant life lesson for locals in this angst-y district.
And so, here's a look at what might be a resolution . . .
It's not terribly important given that this type of "training" is where people with real skills go to take a nap.
WILL THIS WORK TO KEEP THE PEACE IN LEE'S SUMMIT SCHOOLS???
Take a look:
FOX4: Lee’s Summit school board approves equity consultants after months of debate
School Board President Julie Doane later apologized for comments made during the same meeting when she equated "driving while blonde" to "driving while black."
In her apology she vowed the board would meet to find an equity solution for all students and meet with the superintendent.
The Board of Education, superintendent and leadership teams met for a two day institute in the past week where they heard from members of the committee who worked on the equity plan. The school district also brought in the Missouri School Board Association for some help in governance.
At the end, they decided to hold a special board meeting Wednesday to take another vote on spending $97,000 to hire consultants from St. Louis to come in and do equity training.
Without any debate, the measure passed 6 to 1.
KCUR: Lee's Summit School Board Agrees District Needs Diversity Training After Months Of Racial Tension
KSHB: Lee's Summit schools trumpeted the passage of the LSR7 Equity Plan after a late February board meeting.The plan got put on hold after some parents in the district complained. The plan even was the subject of an emergency board meeting last month.
KCTV5: The need for training became apparent from data showing a vast racial disparity on academic performance and disciplinary action. The May vote was 4-to-3 against the training contract. Wednesday night, only one board member voted no. Judy Hedrick would say only that she thought the recommended training was not inclusive enough.
You decide . . .