MSAAC Communicates with the Loudoun County School Board
The Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee (MSAAC) is dedicated to partnering with Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), parents and the community to acknowledge and promote the needs of minority students. MSAAC is also dedicated to building a school system that is culturally and socially competent and positioned to provide fair and equitable learning experiences for all students.
One way we work to achieve this goal is by maintaining open communication with the Loudoun County School Board. This page serves as a record of this communication.On February 22, 2019,Loudoun County Public Schools Superintendent Eric Williamsin Partnership withthe Minority Student Achievement Advisory Committee (MSAAC),the Loudoun County Chapter of the NAACP,and the Loudoun Freedom Center issued a joint statement.Are you interested in the LCPS Discipline Disproportionality Report from January 2019?
Are you interested in MSAAC's Concerns and Priorities for 2018-2019? Here is a statement of concerns and prioritized solutions (PDF).Do you have questions about Loudoun County Public Schools' EDGE (Empowering Diversity in Gifted Education) Program? Are you wondering about the difference between EDGE, EDGE-Plus (Academy), and EDGE3 - Level UP? Here is more information on the EDGE program (PDF).
Thank you to MSAAC member, Ms. Katrece Nolen, for acquiring the following documents from LCPS and giving us permission to share them.
received May 15, 2018.
* recruitment, selection, and hiring of LCPS teachers
* screening, referral, and identification of students for gifted programs within LCPS
* unconscious bias in our school system.
MSAAC Reports to the LCPS School Board:
Here is MSAAC's statement regarding unconscious bias training for all faculty and staff delivered on March 13, 2018 (PDF). This statement was delivered at the March 13, 2018 School Board Meeting. Here is related reference material regarding unconscious bias training (PDF).
At the December 12, 2017 School Board Meeting, MSAAC addressed the School Board regarding equitable representation of diverse students in the Gifted and Talented programs.
At the November 14, 2017 School Board Meeting, MSAAC addressed the School Board regarding equitable technology acces and usage.