During the June 2, 2020, Board of Education meeting, Superintendent McLaughlin proposed CVUSD start a new Equity Task Force and received support from the Board of Education members. Here is a link to Dr. McLaughlin's statements. Since then, a 15 member Equity Task Force has formed with the first meeting held in September 2020.
The purpose of the Equity Task Force, which is made up of students, parents/guardians, and staff who graciously volunteer their time, is to advise CVUSD on strategies and actions that can help our District become more welcoming, valuing, inclusive, and informed on diversity and equity - with an initial emphasis on racism. Prior to the formation of the Equity Task Force, there had not been an established forum for our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) community to constructively engage with CVUSD and have their unique voices heard. Over the course of this inaugural year, it is evident our Equity Task Force members are equally passionate about other communities who have historically experienced discrimination and/or marginalization - and advocate on behalf of all communities.
Because the purpose of the Equity Task Force is to advise, the responsibility of implementation and taking action is with CVUSD employees. CVUSD also wants to convey to our community members that efforts towards diversity, equity and inclusion requires a coalition and the Equity Task Force is only one of several paths towards this work. For more information on how you can contribute, please scroll down to the section "How you can help" and/or scroll up to "Actions toward Diversity Equity and Inclusion in CVUSD" to see other efforts.
Click Here to learn more information about the formation of our inaugural Equity Task Force, meeting dates, topics, etc.
Click Here to visit the Equity Task Force webpage and learn more about the Equity Task Force members.