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    Upcoming Event:  PTA DEI Committee Planning Event


    Topic:  Developing Goals & Actions for 2022-23 and Question/Answer Session

    The District DEI PTA Chair Committee has developed a district-wide Goals & Action Plan for 2022-23.   At the PTA DEI Committee Planning Event, Facing History will facilitate a discussion of school-site specific PTA DEI Committee Goals and Actions for 2022-23, using the District-wide plan as a starting point.  The goal planning session will be followed by a question and answer session on related issues.  Learn more about the District DEI PTA Chair Committee and the PTA DEI Committees below.  

    Date:  Wednesday, May 4th, 7-8pm


    Where:  Zoom Link


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    Register Here to receive reminders of the event.  If you have questions or topics that you would like the group to cover during the question and answer session, please submit them here.


    2021-22 Community Workshop Series Description

    How can all members of the Mill Valley School District nurture inclusive school communities? For the 2021-22 school year, the Mill Valley School District invited parents/guardians who want to better understand key equity issues that affect their children's education to participate in four online Zoom workshops facilitated by Facing History and Ourselves. Each online Zoom workshop:


    • focused on a specific topic about equity in schools
    • helped parents/guardians learn why this issue is important
    • introduced research and data
    • increased understanding on how these issues show up in their children's schools
    • provided resources and tools parents/guardians can use at home to reinforce these concepts with their children. 


    Session Schedule (Links to Presentation and Materials):

    September 21, 2021:   Honoring and Exploring Identities in Our School Community

    November 9, 2021: Understanding the History of Race, Racism and Educational Inequity

    February 15, 2022:  Seeing Our Schools & Students from an Equity Perspective - Ways to Help Adults & Children Understand and Address Bias and Racism

    April 19, 2022:  From Reflection to Action:  What Does (and Can) Equity Look Like?


    PTA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committees

    Each school site has created a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee via the school PTA. These committees will be conducting follow-up meetings and activities related to, and expanding on, the community sessions. To join your committee: log into parentsquare.com, find "Groups" in the menu or along the left side of the page, and join the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Committee group.  You will then receive communications from your school's DEI Committee regarding the upcoming meeting and other information.  If you would like more information about your school's DEI Committee, please contact your PTA for contact information about the Committee Chair at your school.


    District-Wide PTA Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Chair Committee

    The District DEI PTA Chair Committee is made up of the Chairs of the seven PTA DEI Committees (the Chair of each school site PTA Committee and the Chair of the It Takes a Village PTA Committe), a representative from PTA Council, the Director of Curriculum, two Board members, and the Superintendent's Office. The Committee meets monthly to share ideas, discuss DEI topics and develop DEI goals, plans and activities.


    District DEI PTA Committee Goals and Actions for 2022-23

    The District DEI PTA Chair Committee has developed a district-wide Goals and Action Plan for 2022-23. The plan will then be used as a basis for each PTA DEI Committee to develop a site-specific Goals and Actions Plan for 2022-23.  There will be a PTA DEI Committee Planning Event to develop site-specific Goals and Actions Plans on Wednesday, May 4 at 7pm on Zoom.  Please register here to receive reminders and Zoom information about the session.

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