The CCUSD Board of Education had a first reading of its new Inclusion Policy, on June 9, 2020, which was a collaborative project between the Special Education District Advisory Council and Dr. Diana Fannon, Director of Special Education. This is a groundbreaking first step for the District and the Board will continue to review at the June 23 meeting.
The policy reads, in part, “In order to eradicate institutional bias of any kind, including implicit or unintentional biases and prejudices that affect student achievement, and to eliminate disparities in educational outcomes for students from historically underserved and underrepresented populations, the Superintendent or a designee shall consider whether decisions address the needs of students with disabilities and remedy the inequities that this community has experienced in the context of a history of exclusion, discrimination, and segregation. Decisions shall not rely on biased or stereotypical assumptions about this particular group of students.”
The policy also stressed that, “Our schools will be characterized by a sense of community, high standards, collaboration, cooperation and flexible staff roles and responsibilities. The diversity of our community makes everyone better. We celebrate differences and the ways in which every child adds to the fabric of our school communities.”
To read the complete policy, go to files.constantcontact.com/1a9e6620601/15ebe4a5-a9a5-4684-99b2-0673bae47fab.pdf