21-182: VSBA Equity in Education Month

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P.O. Drawer 140, 100 Central Circle

Low Moor, VA  24457

540-863-1800          540-863-1804 fax

 

DATE:   February 15, 2021

 

ACTION ITEM

 

SUBJECT

Resolution - VSBA Equity in Education Month

RATIONALE

In an effort to encourage equity in education, the VSBA Board of Directors has designated the month of March as VSBA Equity in Education Month, sponsored by Sodexo. Equity in education is a significant challenge nationwide. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, in 2017 the majority of public-school students were students of color, and more than half of public school students qualify for subsidized meals due to low family income. Public education has struggled to serve these students both adequately and equitably. With the added inequities that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the challenges that we are faced with racial injustices, it is more important now than ever before that we, as advocates and servants of public education, are addressing these inequities head on. When inequity in education persists, there is a cost to all involved including missed opportunities for economic development, greater dependence on government supports, and fewer Americans ready to serve and lead.

ESTIMATED COST

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BUDGET CATEGORY

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LEGAL REFERENCE

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STAFF CONTACT

Sherman Callahan, Acting Superintendent

SUPERINTENDENT’S RECOMMENDATION

Recommend approval

 

  Attached:  Resolution