Minority participation in Algebra I and the development of an equity/equality policy are on the agenda for today's Wake County school board economically disadvantaged students committee meeting.
A majority of the meeting is scheduled for discussing developing a policy on equity and equality in schools. This comes after the December discussion on Fund 6 accounts for schools.
The board will then get an update on the participation rates in Algebra I and pre-algebra in middle school. Questions were raised in October about the accuracy of the data and whether gains were overstated for minority enrollment under the new EVAAS-based placement guidelines.
After the math questions were raised, some of the members of the ED task force met with staff to review how E&R compiled the data. Today could provide more clarity on the issue.
The meeting is scheduled to run from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Timber Drive Elementary School, 1601 Timber Drive in Garner.
The math numbers weren't finalized yet so the whole meeting was spent on reviewing a draft equity/equality policy. I'm honestly still recovering from this bug so I'll wait until Friday to do a recap.