As we work to eliminate educational gaps and accelerate learning for all students, our district is conducting an equity audit. This is an important step to advance MMSD’s commitment to become an anti-racist organization.
Staff and parents/guardians, along with students in middle and high school, were invited to participate in a comprehensive survey process in the 2021-2022 school year. It is essential to fully understand attitudes and perspectives in our schools and community. The information obtained from the survey will help us better understand how we are living up to our core values, along with our goal of graduating all students ready for college, careers, and the community. Summary results are expected to be presented to the Board of Education in November or December, 2022.
The equity audit is being performed in collaboration with Dr. Jerlando Jackson, UW-Madison's Vilas distinguished professor and former chair of the School of Education's - Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis Department. The survey data, along with stakeholder focus groups, will assist in identifying the root cause of inequities in our school cultures, policies, practices, and resources.
MMSD is taking steps to make meaningful, impactful change. Gaining this understanding is a necessary step in developing, implementing, and refining plans to assist in MMSD’s journey toward excellence.