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We Need Volunteers for District Committees

Dear Families,

We need you! Collaboration is essential to our work in the Brighton Central School District. We have a long history of including many stakeholders in the decision making process. We value the variety of perspectives and the depth of talent that exist in our community. Committee work is where this type of collaboration is most visible. We hope that you will consider volunteering to be on a committee this school year.

Committees are formed by the District to carry out the objectives of the strategic plan, the Blueprint. The Blueprint is also developed collaboratively and depends largely on more detailed committee work for goals to be met. Committee volunteers serve for two consecutive years before they are asked to rotate off the committee so that others may have a chance to participate. In most cases, volunteers are also asked to only serve on one District committee at a time so that the District can involve as many volunteers as possible. If you served on a committee for the first time last year, please respond to let us know if you’d like to continue on that committee this school year. If your committee is being asked to continue with the same membership as the year before without rotation, the chairperson will reach out to you to discuss further.

The listing below describes what committees are meeting this year and what the District’s needs are for volunteers. Please contact committeevolunteer@bcsd.org indicating which committee you are interested in being a member of by Oct. 22. Please also include a one or two sentence description of your previous service on this or other committees and why you are interested in this particular committee.

Thank you for your interest and your commitment to the District!

 Name

Objective

Meeting dates and times

# of volunteers needed

Curriculum Council

Culturally Responsive Instructional Practices. Specifically, the work of the Council will:

· Create a system to identify areas in the K-12 curriculum, across disciplines, where antiracist/antibias concepts are taught.

· Define plans to modify curriculum to address gaps.

3:30 to 5 p.m. on the following Thursdays:

Nov. 12

Jan. 14

March 4

April 15

May 20

One parent from CRPS and TCMS.

Diversity and Equity

This committee is charged with completing specific projects related to diversity and equity, specifically pertaining to hiring practices, family engagement, and student engagement. This committee will also act as a think tank for issues related to diversity and equity as they arise in the District and to provide feedback to other groups in the District seeking feedback in these areas.

3:30 p.m. on the following Thursdays:

Oct. 29

Dec. 17

March 4

June 3

Two parents from each building for the student engagement subcommittee. Due to ongoing work the other subcommittees will remain intact.

Environment

Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the Zero Waste initiative and sustainable practices District-wide.

3:30 to 4:30 p.m. on the following Thursdays:

Nov. 12

Jan. 28

March 11

May 27

One parent from each building

Safety

1. Review safety plans and procedures

2. Review and provide feedback for communications received related to safety and security

3. Review safety plans related to construction

4. Review workplace and student injuries

11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. on the following Wednesdays:

Nov. 4

Feb. 3

April 7

June 2

One parent from each building

Parent Technology Advisory

The purpose of this committee is to provide feedback on the District's technology initiatives. Topics include digital citizenship, screen time, and ParentEDU.

4 to 5 p.m. on the following Thursdays:

Nov. 5

Jan. 14

March 11

May 6

Two parents from each building

Wellness

The District Wellness Committee is responsible for overseeing the District Wellness Policy and promoting health and wellness for the school community including students, staff, and families. This year, in addition to reviewing the District Wellness Policy, the committee will identify best practices for supporting students, staff, and families coping with the challenges of changing learning environments. The Committee will develop a virtual wellness suite that will house resources to support physical, mental and social emotional wellness.

3:30 p.m. on the following Thursdays:

Oct. 22

Nov. 12

Jan. 21

March 18

May 13

One parent from each building