“The purpose of the commission is to define the future we imagine for our students and learn about opportunities and challenges we face in pursuit of that vision, specifically in the areas of equity; educating the whole child; and attracting, retaining, and developing human capital,” said ECPS Superintendent John Farrelly.
“The BRC is a critical part of our work to re-imagine what school looks like in ECPS. Over the course of the next 5-6 months, in addition to these community conversations, we will also be organizing discussions with educators throughout the district, as well as other stakeholders, to solicit additional input into the vision and direction of ECPS,” added Farrelly.
The commission members include students, parents, teachers, principals, and board of education members. Business, faith-based, and non-profit leaders are also members of the BRC, in addition to General Assembly representatives.
Community members are also invited to attend a Town Hall meeting on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at SouthWest Edgecombe High School.
“After each meeting, BRC members and other interested community members are invited to visit ECPS schools to see firsthand the innovative work happening across the district,” said Erin Swanson, ECPS Director of Innovation.
For more information about the Blue Ribbon Commission on Educational Equity, please contact Swanson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 252-641-2600.