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Summit School District: Equal access task force established

Janice Kurbjun
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Superintendent Heidi Pace will present plans and assignments for the Equal Access Task Force at Summit School District Board of Education’s 6:30 p.m. meeting Tuesday at the Central Administration Office in Frisco.

The group is a committee of administrators, teachers, parents and students created to help guide the implementation of the district’s goal to assure a high-quality education throughout the district, regardless of differences.

The task force met for the first time on Thursday, and will continue meeting each week under facilitator and assistant superintendent Karen Strakbein. Updates on task force proceedings are available on the district’s website. When the group submits its written report to Pace, the public will have a chance to comment.

Pace’s update states that any decision on recommendations made by the task force will be made after two months of community and board review and revision.

The task force includes high school parents Dana Cottrell, Karen Aubert and Shanan Cox; high school teachers Nanci Morse, Jamie Lambrecht and Emilie Theobald; high school students Javier Pineda Rosas and Duncan Biggin and high school principal Drew Adkins.

It also includes middle school parents Carrie Brown, Peggy Hiller and Oscar Gaspar; middle school teachers Donna Clark, Julie Fishman and Mark Pieper; middle school student Ignacio De Luna-Cruz and middle school principal Joel Rivera.

Robin O’Meara, district director of curriculum and instruction, also sits on the task force.

Also at the meeting, board members plan to:

• Provide an informational session with board candidates during its 5:30-6:30 p.m. work session,

• Review Pace’s management and action plans for her position,

• Receive an update on Senate Bill 191, the teacher and principal accountability legislation, and

• Consider revisions to several board policies.

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