Create an Education Design and Financing Task Force
The role of the task force is to study the current education landscape in the St. Louis region as it relates to structure, financing and support/opportunity systems including Saint Louis Public Schools, school districts in Saint Louis County and the Special School District.
The task force’s charge is to design a system where all children are given the opportunity to succeed and where the financing model supports equity and innovation. The task force’s review must include, and give consideration to the following:
- Consolidation of school districts
- Recovery school district
- Open enrollment zones
- Missouri foundation formula
- Collection and distribution of property taxes
The design must clearly address the integration of schools.
The task force’s membership should be broad in its perspective and interests, racially diverse, and inclusive of families and youth.
The final recommendations should be made 12 months from the date of its creation.
While policy changes are important to changing the landscapes of our schools, it is only effective when paired with culture changes. Engage with your child’s school to facilitate a great school climate and culture for all students, teachers and administrators. This can take the form of attending PTA meetings, starting discussion groups with other parents, or…