Much of the relatively short open session portion of the regular monthly meeting of the Boscobel School Board Tuesday night was spent hearing an explanation of the five-year assessment of non-discrimination and inclusion efforts.
The report, explained District Administrator, looks at policy, counselor training, and participation rates. Because of the small size of the school, for public reporting purposes an asterisk was used in place of a number anytime the participation rate represented five or fewer students. This was to avoid directly or indirectly identifying individual students.
The goal of the report is help schools identify how well the population of students involved in extracurricular activities and other indicators of inclusion such as seeking and receiving scholarships mirrors the demographics of those attending the school for instruction. In most areas, the participation rate exceeds the goal, though there were exceptions, Bell noted. In those cases, it is a matter of working with coaches and students to ensure all felt welcome to participate.
For the complete story, please see the March 23, 2017 issue of the Boscobel Dial.