Champaign seeks members for equity committee

Champaign seeks members for equity committee

CHAMPAIGN —The Champaign school district is seeking applications for membership on the Education Equity Excellence Committee.

The Champaign school board will approve five people as new committee members this fall.

The committee discusses equity issues in the school district in areas such as academic progress, special education, gifted, Advanced Placement and honors classes, the district's alternative high school, attendance rates, discipline rates and graduation rates.

The committee's purpose is to support the Champaign school board's goal of "providing an educational system that meets the needs of all students and leads to the attainment of educational excellence by all students, including students of diverse backgrounds," according to a news release from the school district.

Those who wish to serve on the committee must live within the school district, and the school board is looking for those who will represent a "diverse cross-section of the community that reflects the district's student enrollment," according to the release, whether they're parents or guardians of Champaign students, representatives of community organizations that address equity or education issues or those interested in achieving the committee's purpose.

Applications and administrative procedures regarding the work of the committee are available at or at the Mellon Administrative Center, 703 S. New St., C.

Anyone interested in applying should do so to Superintendent Judy Wiegand at 703 S. New St., Champaign, IL 61820.

Applications must be received in the superintendent's office by 5 p.m. Oct. 1 to be considered. The school board is expected to approve appointments to the committee in late October.

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