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The Evanston/Skokie School District 65 board’s Policy Committee is scheduled Monday to discuss proposed guidelines for assessing the racial impact of its decisions.

Superintendent Paul Goren, in a memo to the board, proposes using an “equity lens” to guide major proposals policies presented to the board.

“We recognize the importance of examining our work from an equity perspective to ensure that we can identify the impacts and the consequences – both intended and unintended – of our actions,” Goren says.

The Racial Equity Impact Assessment Guide Goren proposes using was developed by Race Forward. It offers 10 criteria to use to “anticipate, assess and prevent potential adverse consequences” on different racial groups. They range from documenting racial inequities to ensuring the viability and sustainability of proposed changes.

The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. Monday at the Hill Education Center, 1500 McDaniel Ave.

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  1. The memo references the
    The memo references the impending hire of an Executive Director for Black Student Success and an Equity Instructional Coach/Black Student Success.
    What are the qualifications needed for these positions? What are the compensation packages? Who are the applicants/hires? What specific and realistic benchmarks need to be reached before these positions can be eliminated?

    1. Don’t ask those questions

      Don’t ask those questions because there are no answers. Just more made up positions that mean nothing and just cost tons of money. 

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