I see that Unit 4/DeJong has posted a new page for the Steering Committee:
Reading the presentation, it sounds like the Committee was hit with a wall of information. Good and mostly interesting, but still a wall. 🙂 Slide 12 gives an overview of the timeline (which I find helpful), slide 14 mentions that the report will be a living document and will grow/evolve/change over time. I really like how open Scott Leopold is (he put his email address on the presentation for anyone to see) and that they are openly inviting the committee to fact-check their work.
Slide 13 really sets the stage for what is expected of the Steering Committee:
This steering committee will evaluate the results from the community dialogue.
- The community may love / like / or hate some or all of the options. The most important piece is the written comments.
- Your task will be to take the results from the dialogue and form a recommendation for presentation to the superintendent.
I get the impression that the public as a whole is openly invited to be involved as much as possible. For those of us that are already “involved”, this will be easy and welcome. But what about those that feel “outside”? This is where I think the Social Justice Committee team/initiative is going to have to step up to the plate and help form those bridges, understanding the Ideology of those who are not in the dominant majority.
Hopefully, I am not making a mountain out of molehill. If I am, please call me on it.