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Welcome to the SPS Equity & Race Advisory Committee Homepage!

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Seattle Public Schools created the Equity and Race Advisory Committee to the Superintendent to address educational equity practices in our schools and central office. We are committed to transforming our current practices at a systemic level to eliminate disproportionality in education and in all aspects of its administration. These efforts require a long-term commitment from our advisers that includes both making recommendations and staying engaged as our work progresses over time.

Goals of the Advisory Committee:
 • Represent diverse voices and perspectives across the education system and community on equity and race, 
• Address authentic concerns with the current system and recognized disproportionality,
 • Collaborate with District leaders to finalize the Ensuring Educational and Race Equity District Plan as well as making thoughtful and timely policy, procedures, and school support recommendations for change for the 2014-15 school year and 
• Work with the district to ensure effective implementation of recommendations, as appropriate.
The purpose of the Advisory Committee is to: 
1) Make recommendations to the Superintendent for changes to District policies and procedures related to equity practices and systems
 2) Monitor progress and outcomes of recommendations implemented and
 3) Serve as a two-way conduit of information. We also ask that its members serve as family and community connectors to the public, communicating the committee’s recommendations and progress.