Notes from the Last Subcommittee Meeting…
On Thursday, May 20th, the Education & Workforce Development subcommittee welcomed guest speaker Rebecca Currie, Teacher on Special Assignment (TOSA) at North Grade Elementary School.
Currie has been providing food support for food-insecure students at her school. She also performs wellness checks. Currie described parent and teacher concern over the mental health impacts that COVID-19 and isolation have had on students.
She recommended investing in more mental health services as well as creating a task force or committee of counselors to address mental health issues in the community. She also recommended creating a needs assessment to understand what schools need and how to better engage students.
The subcommittee planned to schedule a 1-hour meeting before the June Action Summit to make sure all members were aligned on the subcommittee priorities. They also are helping with Action Summit outreach.
Attend the Next Subcommittee Meeting
There will be two virtual Education & Workforce Development subcommittee meetings in June.
The first meeting is this Thursday, June 4th, 2021 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. This meeting will serve as a prep session for the June 12th Action Summit.
The next regular subcommittee meeting is on Thursday, June 17th, 2021 from 5:30 – 7 p.m. Members will debrief Action Summit events.
Zoom link to join: https://zoom.us/j/96824063589
Remember, you’re allowed to ask questions and make comments at these meetings! We’d love to see you there!