Committee members will create a community-developed policy to address educational inequalities across Hamilton County. (Image: MGNOnline)

 

UnifiEd is now accepting applications for its Action Plan for Educational Excellence Project steering committee.

The 27 members of the steering committee will serve as organizers, neighborhood leaders and the voice of the community to develop a policy that ensures an excellent education for every student in Hamilton County, according to a news release.

“This committee must represent the diversity of identities in our county to be effective, so all are invited to apply,” UnifiEd Director of Policy and Research Ashley Conrad said in a prepared statement. “Every citizen of Hamilton County is qualified to sit on the committee.”

Committee members representing all nine County Commission districts will visit schools, complete training workshops, attend committee meetings, lead community discussions and drive policy development with input on potential solutions, according to the news release.

The project’s goals are to create a community-developed policy that addresses educational inequities and to push for that policy to be adopted by the school system and elected county officials, according to the news release.

Themes will be identified for which issues are most pressing. Those issues will then be matched with best practice research to find potential solutions.

The application deadline is Aug. 11, and selections will be made the following week.

The committee will serve from September through February. A stipend will be provided in recognition of committee members’ time and effort, according to the news release.

For more about the committee and to apply, click here.

For more information about the project, click here.