Equity Advisory Council and the Office of Equity and Inclusion
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City School District has a long-standing awareness of the importance of creating an equitable learning environment for all students and staff and developing collaborative partnerships with families and stakeholders that represent our diverse community. The Office of Equity and Inclusion will work to eliminate inequities by disrupting systems that have historically marginalized students through student empowerment and district support.
Gifted Program Advisory Council
To advocate for students who need differentiated approaches for advanced instruction in order to meet their academic and intellectual needs.
To improve the overall quality of gifted programming for students in K-12.
To foster clear and constructive communications among parents, schools, and the school district.
To provide direct support for implementation of the focus practices of the 2019-2022 Plan Cycle.
To provide feedback to the parent and educational communities regarding the status and implementation of gifted programming at respective schools.
To recommend strategies for improving services and opportunities to students in K-12.
To serve as a liaison for sharing of programmatic successes and constructive feedback among the district, school and parent groups in our community.
Special Needs Advisory Council
The Special Needs Advisory Council (SNAC) strives to represent the interests of Exceptional Children (EC) students, with the goal of helping to improve the educational experience of EC students and promote inclusion and awareness to benefit all students in the CHCCS district. A full discussion of SNAC, including its purpose, meeting calendar, and Bylaws, are found at http://snac.chccs.k12.nc.us/home
McDougle Elementary School PTA is heartbroken by the events at Robb Elementary this week. We are steadfast in our commitment to our teachers, staff, and students at McDougle, and stand with you to create a safe learning environment. No educator or child should feel unsafe when they come to school in the morning. We send our heart felt condolences to all the families in Uvalde, especially those families, students, and teachers who lost loved ones and friends.
As we collectively continue to process the tragedy at Robb Elementary, the NC PTA and the National PTA have shared resources addressing ways to take action on gun violence as well as resources related to caring for and discussing the mental health of our families, students, teachers, and community.
Message from National PTA: Ways You Can Take Action On Gun Violence And Resources to Care for Your Mental Health
Message from the President of the NC PTA, Francelia Burwell
The time is long overdue for Congress to adopt measures that ensure our children are protected from harm and support schools in their efforts to create safe and welcoming spaces for every child. It's time we come together and immediately enact real solutions to save lives and make our schools and communities safer.
Contact your Members of Congress today to insist they work across the aisle to pass sensible gun safety and violence prevention policies that ensure our children are protected from harm. We are well beyond enough is enough and it is past time to take action to protect the lives of our children and families.