On Monday, June 22, the Board of Education unanimously approved the Intentional Integration Initiative (III) Framework presented by Superintendent Taylor. This landmark approval was two-years in the making and paves the way for the SOMSD to begin the work of integration in our schools. Highlights of the integration initiative include:
- Board voted to develop an algorithm that will equitably distribute students among schools, based on key facts such as parental income and education level, neighborhood proximity, sibling preference and race;
- The district will partially model its integration approach to the Berkely Model;
- The work of integration will begin with a pilot of the Kindergarteners entering our District in September of 2021;
- Year 2 of the III would address the next group of Kindergarteners entering our district in September of 2022, as well as 6th graders entering middle school that year.