Agenda Item
Meeting Date:
11/2/2022 - 7:00 PM  
Category:
Student Services and Equity  
Type:
Info  
Subject:
2022-23 Update: Equity Audit of School Board Policies  
ACPS 2025 Strategic Plan Goal:
Goal 1: Systemic Alignment
ACPS will build a culture of continuous improvement and design equitable systems for school and instructional improvement.
 
Policy:
 
Funding Source or Fiscal Impact (where applicable):
 
File Attachment:
2201028_Board_Brief_Policy_Revisions.pdf
ACPS Equity Audit Report 09-30-22 (IDRA FINAL REPORT).pdf
 
Agenda Item Summary:
During the 2020-2021 school year, Alexandria City Public Schools embarked on an innovative equity audit of all School Board policies. This brief provides an update on the Intercultural Development Research Association (IDRA EAC-South) support, the equity policy audit timeline, the progress made since the initiative began in December 2020 as well as next steps for the 2022-2023 school year.  
Background:
Guided by the five goals of the ACPS Strategic Plan 2025: Equity for All with racial equity at its heart, the policy audit team met with multiple organizations in an effort to secure a consultant partner for conducting the equity audit of School Board policies. During the search, IDRA EAC-South was secured based on their policy experience and expertise and their ability to support the work through a federal grant without an expense incurred by ACPS.  
Recommendation
The Interim Superintendent recommends the School Board review the updated equity audit timeline and attached IDRA report of policies reviewed in preparation for upcoming policy audit revisions.  
Approvals:
Recommended By:
Signed By:
Veronica Tellez - Executive Assistant
Signed By:  
Dr. Melanie Kay-Wyatt - Interim Superintendent