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Vancouver resident Sally Snyder discusses her concerns about issues facing parents of children attending Vancouver Public Schools
Clark County Today, August 23, 2021

Once again, the Vancouver School Districts’ Board of Directors meeting did not disappoint. I thought parents had rights over their children, not the school board. I thought parents had rights over their children, not the teachers. Apparently, the Vancouver Public School Board thinks differently, as evidenced at the August school board meetings.


VPS (Vancouver Public School District) Board Meeting 8-10-2021
 
"Public Comments from Teachers, Parents and Union Members (Mostly concerns about masks, CRT, CSE, Masks, Vaccines, equity)"


Vancouver Schools Equity Audit Contract Document
Contract Service Dates: Dec 9, 2020 to Aug 31, 2021

In Brief:
Services to be Performed.  The services Contractor agrees to perform are: UPD Consulting and the Valbrun Consulting Group will conduct an equity audit as outlined in the proposal.  For example, including but not limited to conduction focus groups, reviewing VPS policies and practices, assessing financial resource distribution across the district, assessing the leadership team’s readiness to address intentional racism, reviewing curriculum to ensure it represents our diverse community, and reviewing current efforts to recruit and retain a diverse workforce.



Vancouver School District Resolution 869
Condemning Racism and Establishing Policy Directives on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Excellence in Education


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Vancouver Public Schools launches equity initiative
June 11th, 2020

As a call to action to address issues of equity and justice grows across the U.S., Vancouver Public Schools will launch a district equity initiative in 2020-21. “For the past 12 years, a commitment to equity has been embedded into our mission statement and the six goal areas of our district’s strategic plan,” said Steve Webb, superintendent. “Now we will take a major step by elevating and bringing greater focus to this work. It is our moral imperative.”