In support of public schools communities, school boards must engage educators, students, and parents to create nurturing learning and teaching environments; build support and respect for educators as trained professionals; and ensure that all students can thrive regardless of their ZIP Code, color or background. Public education must value honesty about who we are; integrity in how we treat others; and courage to do what’s right by listening to, learning from, and respecting diverse viewpoints. Through collaboration, we can come together to more deeply engage our school board and school community to ensure opportunity for all.

NEA has developed a sample resolution and guidance for community engagement (hyperlink to both of the docs attached here) that can be used as a template for local school districts to create their own school board resolution. The model resolution contains a commitment to affirming inclusion of all students, respect for educators as professionals, and support for a proven, research-based  culturally-responsive education.



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