Applications for Task Force Membership Due by 5 p.m.
In response to interest expressed by Seattle Public Schools educators and the local community, including a January 2017 resolution by the NAACP, Seattle Public Schools is forming a task force to strengthen ethnic studies instruction and curriculum in grades 9-12.
Focusing on grades 9-12 is the first step in ensuring ethnic studies are part of the preK-12 learning experience for all students in the district. Help inform and shape this important work by applying to join the task force by April 21.
The ideal Ethnic Studies Task Force will represent the diverse perspectives and experiences of our educational community and bring valuable insight, a commitment to racial equity, and willingness to engage in inquiry and meaningful dialogue. The committee will be comprised of parents/guardians, community members, community partners, teachers, administrators, and staff.
Committee members will be expected to:
- attend ALL scheduled meetings
- assist in reviewing and providing feedback on current and prospective materials
- communicate progress to their school community and/or broader community
- serve as a representative of their community
Please submit your application by April 21, 2017. Successful applicants will be notified by May 1 with the first meeting tentatively scheduled for May 11.
Completed applications may be:
Chief of Curriculum, Assessment, and Instruction
PO Box 34156, Mail Stop 32-156
Seattle, WA 98124-1165
- For Community Members (i.e. families, community partners, community at large)
- Traditional Chinese
- For SPS Staff Members
For more information and to follow the work of the task force, visit the Ethnic Studies Task Force webpage.