The Safety and Student Wellness Ad Hoc Committee held their third meeting on April 28. Most of the meeting was spent discussing communication strategies, including a webpage, to reach students, families, and others in order to collectively create a shared vision and shared values for students' safety.
Safety and Student Wellness Ad Hoc Committee
The Board of Education has voted to establish an Ad Hoc committee relative to Safety and Student Wellness. The committee is composed of 13 people recommended by the Board of Education, with Board member ananda mirilli and student Gordon Allen as co-chairs.
With the lingering effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and continued gaps in community mental health and wellness services, this committee aims to collaborate with youth, families, school partners, district staff, and community leaders to address root causes of student disengagement and behavior.
Mission/Charge of the Committee
The mission of the committee is to create and implement a vision of Safety & Student Wellness through community engagement and action. This work will include making recommendations to the Board of Education around strategies and creating a system of accountability among partners and stakeholders.
- What is our vision for student safety and wellness?
- What would you like MMSD to do differently or more?
- What are you committed to doing to support our vision?
Membership and Meeting Frequency
Four stakeholder groups will allow the core group of voting members to engage with stakeholders in order to keep them informed of the work, and provide opportunities for feedback.
At the start, the committee plans to meet every other week. They may reduce that cadence to once per month, as the committee sees fit. At this time, they anticipate meeting for 18 months.
On April 7, the newly formed Safety and Student Wellness Ad Hoc Committee held its first meeting over Zoom. The committee's mission is to create and implement a vision of Safety & Student Wellness through community engagement and action.