Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Minority Task Force

Woodbury has had a Minority Task Force (MTF) for approximately ten years now. Last night, the group held its first meeting of this school year. I am always pleased to be able to participate in the exchanges that take place at these meetings -- they have been very engaging and positive.

Last night, Daymond Rhodes, the young man who was the focus of yesterday's blog entry, gave an inspirational look at the positive impact that the Future Teachers program at Woodbury has already had on him and the young students with whom he is working. Daymond was joined by four other high school students.

The MTF is comprised of a wide cross-section of the school community -- students, teachers, administrators, parents, and community members without children in our system. Also, the group represents a diverse racial mix.

I will write more about the group in the future. Also, we will be posting the general purpose and objectives on the website.

There are only three scheduled meetings of the MTF this year. Please give consideration to marking your calendar for our next meeting -- Tuesday, February 2, 2010. It is a 6:00 p.m. meeting that takes place in the Jr.-Sr. High School library.

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