National Association for the Advancement of Colored People



               


             

CALL TO ACTION

SPEAK BEFORE THE SCHOOL BOARD
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

Register  by vising the Citizen Participation link on the
School Board Webpage or by phone at 571-252-1030.

Register between 8 a.m. on Friday, May 22, 2020
through Monday, May 25, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. 
You will have 2 minutes to speak.


EMAIL THE LCPS BOARD
at lcsb@lcps.org
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BACKGROUND

The next Loudoun County Public School (LCPS) Board Meeting will take place on Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at 6:30pm.  The Board will vote to make budgetary cuts due to the financial impacts of the COVID-19 crisis. Prior to COVID, the Board voted to adopt a budget that included the establishment of an Equity Department with an Equity Supervisor, an Equity and Culturally Responsive Instruction Supervisor, four (4) instructional facilitators of equity, an administrative assistant to the Director of Equity, professional development for the division, and Equity Leads in Every School.

In January 2019, at the urging of the NAACP, the State"s Commonwealth Attorney launched a formal investigation into historic discrimination practices against African American students and students of color in Loudoun County Public Schools.  As part of their strategy to mitigate these discriminatory practices LCPS committed to establishing an Equity department. Our marginalized students are affected worst by the pandemic. Cutting the budget to exclude Equity only widens the opportunity gap and gives LCPS permission to renege on its commitment to create an equitable school system.

On February 18, 2020, during a professional development session focused on Equity, Loudoun County School Board member John Beatty said, he believed “slaves were better off under the patronage of a master because they had work and were sometimes able to earn money.” John Beatty serves on the Ad Hoc Committee on Equity and Discipline Committee. At the February 20, 2020 Ad Hoc Committee on Equity, the committee unanimously voted to recommend Mr. Beatty be relieved of his duties on the this committee.  On May 19, 2020 the Loudoun County School Board voted to dismiss the discussion of the recommendation made by the Ad Hoc Committee on Equity. This is a clear example of white supremacy at work and why it is critical for equity work to continue.

  Proposal: 

  • Fund all equity positions as originally planned.  This is one of the only ways to insure LCPS remains engaged and accountable in infusing equity in every aspect of the school system.
  • Demand all school board members receive immediate professional development to disrupt white supremacist ideology as stated in the superintendent Equity Statement.

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The NAACP Loudoun Branch is pleased to announce scholarships to be awarded to students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds, or students of color, in our county who will be graduating in June 2020.

Who Can Apply?

Scholarships of $1000 each will be awarded to seniors planning to attend a 4-year institution or community college for a 2-year associate degree.

Criteria – Students will be chosen:
  • application
  • an essay addressing one of four questions;
  • one counselor recommendation; and
Application Timeline
  • Application (completed/submitted by student and parent)
    a. Attached documentation of community activities and involvement
  • Counselor Recommendation Form (student student and parent should sign and submit to counselor for completion and final submission)
  • Essay (completed by student)

May 31, 2020          Application Deadline
June 2020                 Graduation Awards Ceremony.
Students recognized and awarded by NAACP

Click on the link to apply/ download:
Scholarship Application
Essay Guidelines
Counselor Recommendation Form




Educational sites that may be helpful for students and educators.

      Ages 3-18
      Outschool

      Ages 3-18

K-5
$ ABC Mouse

$ K5 learning
Teachers Pay Teachers

PBS Kids
Mathgames
Read write think

       Middle
      $ Prodigy

      $ Khanacademy

      $ Cue think

      Quizlet
      Newsela

 
    High
      $ IXL
      $ CK-12
      $ Read write think

      Cool math games
     EDX
     Smithsonian Education

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