Madison School Board looking for community members to serve on Equity Task Force

The Madison School Board is looking for persons interested in serving on an Equity Task Force. At this time we are targeting our efforts in finding citizens that live and/or have children in the LaFollette and Memorial attendance areas. Persons selected will need to be sensitive and understanding of issues of poverty, class, privilege, race, and disenfranchisement. Other attributes would include someone who has had experience working or living in a culture, community or environment that serves predominately low income or individuals in a minority group.

The Equity Task Force will recommend to the Board of Education an equity policy that includes:
– a definition of equity,
– a statement of the district’s commitment to equity, and
– possible guidelines for implementing the policy.
Timeline will include several meetings with the Madison school district administration. The dates and times will be discussed amongst the selected membership.
This is an important Task Force! If you are interested in assisting in this effort, please contact school board President Carol Carstensen at 255-5931 or Thank you for your consideration in this important effort. Please respond by Wednesday December 21st.
Johnny Winston, Jr.
Vice President
Madison School Board