November 29-30, 2021
In some respects, this meeting marks progress toward a semblance of normalcy, as districts across the state have offered full-time in-person instruction since school resumed in August. Nevertheless, the vestiges of the pandemic continue to shape student learning opportunities. Collaborative meetings have repeatedly emphasized the threats to students’ physical, mental, social, and emotional health during this time period. Especially concerning are the additional layers of struggle for students living in poverty, for students in immigrant families, and for students of color that exacerbate disparities between the most vulnerable members of our communities and their more advantaged peers. This meeting will therefore directly address matters of overall student well-being, with particular attention to issues of equity.