Falmouth School Committee Goals 2020-2021

  • Goal #1: COVID-19 Communication

    Falmouth School Committee will support the superintendent in efforts to keep schools safe, open, and students engaged during in-person or remote learning, as appropriate. Falmouth School Committee will support the Falmouth Public Schools’ communication around COVID-19 with openness and transparency, including presentations and information sharing from community experts.

    Key Actions:

    • Invite community members who are health and safety experts to present at school committee meetings.
    • Identify and outreach to key groups within the community and share resources.

    Measure of Success:

    • School Committee meeting agendas that document participation from health and safety experts.
    • Monthly (or as needed) communication with identified key community groups, e.g, emails, meeting presentations, video, newspaper, FCTV.
    • Survey results from the Falmouth Public Schools community (coordinate with the Superintendent around question development).

    Goal #2:

    Falmouth School Committee will build a foundation of knowledge and understanding around equity, access, inclusion, diversity, and systemic racism.

    Key Actions:

    • Define the terms: equity, access, inclusion, diversity, and systemic racism.
    • Read a book, watch a video, and/or participate in a webinar focused on equity, access, inclusion, diversity, and systemic racism, e.g. White Fragility. Other resources to be provided.
    • Share educational resources between school committee members.
    • Participate in Cultural Responsiveness training.
    • Invite the Wampanoag Tribe to present to the school community.
    • Be active members in the “Building Partnerships for Native Students” committee organized by Nicole Bartlett.
    • Participate in crafting the Affirmative Action/Diversity Coordinator Job Description
      • g., solicit public input; offer school committee input; participate in the Town/School working group.
    • Continue to have a school committee representative on the Affirmative Action committee.
    • Participate in the March 2, 2021 training with Dr. Kalise Wornum.
    • Identify a consultant to facilitate conversations around equity, access, inclusion, diversity, and systemic racism among school committee members.

    Measure of Success:

    • Definition of terms
    • Explored educational resources
    • Agendas from school committee meetings and sub-committee meetings that reflect key actions
    • Facilitated discussion with a consultant and school committee members
Last Modified on December 16, 2020