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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Board of Education
Agenda Item

Meeting Date
February 28, 2017

Agenda Item Title
Recommend Approval of Proposed Amendments to Policy IJ, "Instructional Resources and Materials"

Correlation to Board of Education Vision, Mission & Core Beliefs
Providing all students with the opportunity to perform to their fullest potential and ensuring that there is no discernible difference between the achievement levels of students by race, gender or economic level; and to securing and allocating adequate resources according to the needs of each child

Staff Present

​​​Frank Barnes, Chief Accountability Officer

Brian Schultz, Chief Academic Officer

Main Points

Policy IJ, "Instructional Resources and Materials," is before the Board for action on proposed amendments.  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). 

Fiscal Implications

Agenda Item Type
action items

Recommend approval  of proposed amendments to Policy IJ, "Instructional Resources and Materials"