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Members: Please Sign Up for a Committee

Monday June 16, 2014

At our June 2014 meeting, Sheff Movement staff members presented a new structure for volunteer committees, and the committees met to get organized during the July meeting. We anticipate committees providing updates about their work at our Sheff Movement meetings each month. Please contact us if you’re interested in joining one of our committees:

  1. Outreach – educating the broader community about the history and achievements of our regional, voluntary two-way integration system
  2. Advocacy – organizing opportunities for parents and students to reflect upon and speak about their personal experiences to ensure that policymakers have accurate and up-to-date information when making decisions
  3. Community Building* – programming that supports and celebrates the work of parents, educators, and students across school and district boundaries, in order to provide a space for families, students, educators, and supporters to coalesce around a shared commitment to quality, integrated education for all
  4. Development/Fundraising – planning fundraisers, identifying funding opportunities and assisting with preparation of grant proposals and submission of applications, developing ties with the local business community

*The community building committee will initially be combined with the outreach committee. 

We’re also establishing a few shorter-term working groups, which will focus on a specific SMC goal and/or area of interest. We’ve identified two working groups for 2014-2015, based on goals identified in our 2014 policy agenda:

    • English Language Learners/Two-Way Bilingual – identifying strategies and offering recommendations for increasing application and participation rates for ELL students in existing integration programs; research and organizing related to the potential creation of a two-way bilingual magnet school in Greater Hartford
    • Open Choice – addressing the need for expanded Open Choice participation in several under-represented suburban districts