The Chesterfield County Public Schools Office of Family and Community Engagement is looking for 25 multicultural leaders to participate in a brand new program to learn more about the school division.
The free, four-part program, called Learning With You, “is designed to help members of the multicultural community connect and learn more about Chesterfield County Public Schools,” according to the listing.
For leaders who participate, they will be asked to share what they learn about the school district with their communities and recommend participants for future opportunities.
A majority-minority school district, with students of color representing about 54% of the overall student population, there are 103 home languages represented in the school system, including 85 represented in the ESL program, said Juan Santacoloma, school system multicultural awareness specialist.
The four-part series will begin April 27 with an overview of the school district, school board, and divisional strategic plan; followed by a discussion of operations on May 4; the May 11 meeting will focus on principals and student support services; the program ending with opportunities for students on May 18.
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“Participants will get an overview of the school division, then dive deeper into topics such as budgeting, teaching, operations and long-range planning. This is an opportunity to learn more about Chesterfield County Public Schools and develop an understanding of all the components that go into one of the largest school divisions in the nation,” the recording reads.
Each meeting will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the school board administration building located at 9900 Krause Road. Food will be provided.
Interested participants can register via a Google form link. The form includes a series of questions, including whether interpretation services are required for participation; what the multicultural leader wants to learn from the program and what are the two important issues facing schools in Chesterfield.
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