REAL (Racial Equity and Advocacy Leadership) Team meeting. The next meeting is scheduled for Dec 18 at 6pm at Central Office in 2nd Floor - Superintendent’s Conference Room.
(Normally the meetings are the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.) I’ve been attending the meetings - which are open to the public - since June and I believe that this group may truly be a vehicle for long-term change within the district. Current priorities are professional education, personnel recruitment, and student discipline.
There are currently approx 25-ish people who attend regularly, but we really need more community members to come and be involved and show that racial inequity is a serious issue at RCSD. Parents of black or brown students have a particularly useful perspective, and we do not have as much parent representation as I think we should. Anyone concerned about racial inequity at RCSD should consider attending at least one or two meetings to see if they are interested in helping with the effort.
Erin Egloff /font>firstname.lastname@example.org> member of the RCSD R.E.A.L. Team and Citizen Action of NY