December 30, 2018
For Immediate Release
Contact: Jodi Runyon, Director of Engagement and Outreach
Marysville School District seeks citizens to serve on District committees
(Marysville, WA) The Marysville School District is accepting applications for three citizen committees that will help shape the future path of the District and its schools:
Enrollment and Demographics
The Enrollment Demographics Committee (EDC), comprised of parents, community members, staff and students will convene to not only study historical, current and future enrollment in schools but also examine demographic trends across the District. The EDC will study demographic and enrollment trends in the Marysville School District with a focus on creating equitable learning opportunities for students across district schools. In the first phase of the work, the EDC will make a recommendation to the Superintendent and the Board of Directors regarding the geographical boundaries of elementary and middle school feeder patterns into the two comprehensive high schools. This recommendation will include a demographic profile of each proposed school boundary.
Equity and Diversity
The Marysville School District’s Equity and Diversity Committee will meet at least monthly in a calendar to be determined by the committee membership. The committee will act as an advisor to the Board of Directors and Superintendent by providing support, guidance, and information about issues related to equity, diversity and inclusion in our schools and programs and by recommending changes to policy, procedure and practices within the district to make Marysville School District a more welcoming, inclusive organization. The Equity and Diversity Committee will focus on the following:
- Review current policy and procedure with intent to draft recommendations of new and/or revised language to board policies to guide and support a focus on equity/diversity throughout the district.
- Examine the cultural aspects of our community including language, cultures, student performance and program participation, and discipline data to inform our policy and/or procedural recommendations.
- Development of foundational principles and language to inform and guide the District’s Strategic Plan.
- Recommend practices and policies to provide ongoing professional development for staff and training for students and families in issues of diversity and equity.
Facility Task Force
The Marysville School District is convening a Facility Task Force to study the feasibility of a 2020 bond to replace aging schools. The task force will hear reports on the state of current facilities, learn about current and future bond rates, and review facility needs district-wide. Information and the application processes are posted on the District website at http://www.msd25.org/committee....
The committee application deadline is January 15, 2019. The Facility Task Force opportunity will become available later in January.