This Committee advocates for minority student achievement. In that capacity, it identifies, reviews, and assesses issues affecting minority student academic achievement within the policies, curriculum, practices and procedures of FCPS. The Committee’s responsibilities also include: making appropriate recommendations to the School Board; reviewing strategies and proposing solutions for closing the achievement gap; evaluating progress towards goals set by the School Board for closing the achievement gap; and ensuring outreach to parents/guardians about resources available through FCPS.
Ensure that school system efforts to close all aspects of the achievement gap for underrepresented minority students remain on course and that the new Priority Schools Initiative is making a meaningful contribution to these efforts; also monitor the projected impact of the demographic influx/changes with language minority students in FCPS.
June 16, 2013