The Alameda Unified School District (AUSD) will hold another special meeting tonight at 5:00 p.m. to discuss equity policies and practices.
According to an agenda packet, “tonight the Board and staff will continue its review of current [equity] policy language and engage in ongoing guided discussion to consider if any additional policy revisions are necessary.”
Further, according to the packet, AUSD Board Policy 0110 states that “We believe that equity is a set of actions that results in educational excellence not determined by differences of race, sex or economic status” and that “Equity is not the same as equality. Whereas equality provides the same resources throughout the system on a per capita basis, equity demands the allocation of resources based on need and support for each student’s success.”
Earlier this month, when AUSD announced the most recent annual API test scores, the agency acknowledged that ““district-wide, the African American/Black subgroup, and the Hispanic/Latino subgroup did not meet the federal targets in ELA or Math. District-wide, the Socio-economically disadvantaged subgroup did meet federal targets in Math, but did not meet targets in ELA [English Language Arts].”
The meeting will be held at the Alameda High School Cafeteria, at the corner of Central Avenue and Walnut Street, at 5:00 p.m.