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Anti Bias and Anti Racist Committee

ANTI BIAS, ANTI RACIST (ABAR) ADVISORY COMMITTEE 

The ABAR Advisory Committee will meet the second Monday of the month from 5:30 pm-6:45 pm beginning December 13, 2021.

This committee was formed and operated in 2020-21 to enable community members to affect policy and practices regarding marginalized groups.
The group is community initiated and District staff are working with the group on bylaws and operations going forward.

During each meeting, the committee holds "Courageous Conversations" related to bias and racist practices in MDUSD. During the December 15th meeting, two robust discussions were held. One conversation focused on the topic Board Policy 5145.9 Hate-Motivated Behavior. The feedback included the need to update the policy along with a discussion of the implementation of it. The second topic was to discuss the potential ways in which individual incidents of bias and/or racism can be reported. Members considered this from both the perspectives of the reporter and the receiver of the information and ways in which the District can respond to reported events.  

All interested parents, staff and community members are encouraged to attend our future meetings.

Staff contact: 

Felicia Stuckey-Smith, Director, Student Services

(925) 682-8000 Ext. 4069

smithf@mdusd.org

Student Services

Next Meeting:

January 10, 2022 5:30 PM

Zoom link