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Parents call for teacher diversity; Las Lomitas school board discusses teacher recruitment tonight

 

After a call by some parents to diversify the teaching staff, the governing board of the Las Lomitas Elementary School District will discuss teacher recruiting efforts during its meeting tonight (April 13). The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in the La Entrada MUR, 2200 Sharon Road in Menlo Park.

Parents have asked district officials to work harder to diversify the district's teaching staff. In 2014-15 the district reported that only 9 percent of its teachers – but 38 percent of its students – were non-white.

The meeting agenda can be found online.

Superintendent Lisa Cesario said she will report on the district's recruitment efforts for the 2016-2017 school year. The public will be given a chance to comment and offer suggestions, she said.

A presentation by some of the 177 parents who in February signed a letter asking for more diversity in the two-school district's teaching staff can be found online.

See an earlier Almanac story here.

Barbara Wood

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