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District 31 Equity Audit; Participants Needed

District 31 Equity Audit
Read About the Equity Audit: Korean      Mongolean      Spanish

District 31 will be participating in an equity audit for the purpose of obtaining baseline information on our efforts to advance equity for all students. The audit allows for a comprehensive collection of qualitative and quantitative data to assist in supporting students, staff, and families. Research studies have indicated equity audits allow for revelations of  “equity and inequity and plans for improvement.” Dr. Ivette Dubiel, executive director of the Dupage Region Office of Education’s Center for Equity and Professional Learning will be conducting this audit.   

Parents are invited to participate in small focus group discussions for the purpose of the audit. Each focus group will consist of 8-10 parents with the external auditor Dr. Dubiel. During the focus group, parents will be asked a limited number of questions to share your experience as a Field and/or Winkelman parent in District 31.  The responses are confidential. The District hopes to gain insights from families to make our school better for all. There will be several groups (all virtual via Zoom)  running during the day and evening to accommodate parent/guardian schedules as best as possible, as well as sessions with Korean, Mongolian, and Spanish translators.

The focus group will take place on the following dates and times:

  • Monday, October 26, 2020 (Spanish translator available)
    8 a.m. - 10 a.m. 
  • Monday, October 26, 2020
    7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 28, 2020 (Korean translator available)
    9:45 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 
  • Thursday, October 29, 2020
    8 a.m. - 9 a.m.
  • Thursday, October 29, 2020
    6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
  • Friday, October 30, 2020
    8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
  • Friday, October 30, 2020
    9:35 a.m. - 10:35 a.m.
  • Friday, October 30, 2020 (Mongolian translator available)
    10:40 a.m. - 12:40 p.m. 
  • Friday, October 30, 2020
    1 p.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Friday, October 30, 2020
    2:05 p.m. - 3:05 p.m.

If you are interested in participating, please complete the form HERE. Space is limited to 8-10 parents per time slot so you are encouraged to sign-up as soon as possible.  A confirmation email with the Zoom participation link  will be sent to you before the focus group. If you have any questions about the equity audit or focus group, please contact Superintendent Dr. Erin Murphy at emurphy@district31.net.