2-20–3:20 p.m. ET
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Policy & Protocol
This presentation will highlight the importance of Atlanta Public School district developing Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking policies and developing protocol where teachers are being educated about warning signs and risk factors so that they can identify and respond early.
Erika Mitchell, Board Member, Atlanta Board of Education
Sharnell Myles, Psy.D., LPC, JoyUs Beginnings Child & Family Wellness Center and The Trauma Resource Institute, LLC
Charting a Pathway to Greatness: Board-Superintendent Partnership to Establish a Foundation for Equity
With a commitment to equity, the OKCPS governance team began in 2017 to lead the district through a historic realignment of facilities, closing 15 campuses and restructuring nearly every school. This process, the Pathway to Greatness, was a community-wide effort and a necessary foundation for equity-based investments. OKCPS will share the guiding principles for success despite leadership transition and next steps, as well as challenges and critical considerations for other districts facing similar hard choices.
Rebecca Kaye, Chief of Equity and Accountability, Oklahoma City Public Schools
Ruth Veales, Board Member, Oklahoma City Public Schools
Sean McDaniel, Superintendent, Oklahoma City Public Schools
3:40–4:40 p.m. ET
Dismantling Institutional Racism in a Large Urban School District
Fort Worth Independent School District is committed to interrupting institutional racism and interrogating the role race plays in decisions made and the expectations held for students of color. Attendees will gain understanding of the role the Equity and Excellence Division plays to engage, sustain, and deepen conversations about race. Participants will be introduced to the tools used in FWISD to measure the impact of professional learning on changing the beliefs that drive behaviors and outcomes.
Sherry Breed, Chief, Division of Equity & Excellence, Fort Worth Independent School District+E27
Dorene Benavidez, Executive Director, Division of Equity & Excellence, Fort Worth Independent School District
Ashley Paz, Board Trustee, Fort Worth Independent School District
Quinton Phillips, Board Trustee, Fort Worth Independent School District
Workforce Impact: Ready to Work
This session will discuss an approach for making high school graduates ready for work after high school. It is important that school districts prepare all students for college, career and military readiness. Since students deserve choices, an effective curriculum and offering industry certification programs for all students is a must. These students will receive current and relevant skills that will guarantee passing of all certification tests. In addition, industry partners support will be explained.
Linda Griffin, School Board Trustee, Garland ISD