Frank Barnes, Chief Accountability Officer
Brian Schultz, Chief Academic Officer
Policy IJ, "Instructional Resources and Materials," is before the Board for First Reading. The amendments to the policy add the definition of "equity" recommended in the March 2016 accreditation report for CMS issued by the AdvancED external review team. The amendments also shift the emphasis of the policy from a focus on allocating material resources to ensuring equitable access to rigorous and engaging instructional tasks, high quality teaching, and course offerings. To this end, the amendments retitle the policy as "Access to Equitable Instructional Resources." Finally, the amendments expand the schools at which the differentiated allocation of resources is expected.
The proposed amendments were considered by the Policy Committee at meetings on November 10 and December 8, 2016, and were approved by three of the four members of the Policy Committee after further discussion on January 12, 2017 (one member was absent).