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A task force formed by the San Mateo-Foster City School District was put in charge of investigating how the district could bring more inclusivity to its community. What they’ve proposed is a long-term strategy requiring more staff and key philosophical changes.

“If we work off just limited perspectives then the work that we do is very limited,” Charlotte Cheng, a member of the task force, said during an April 13 study session. “The task force and why we were formed was to explore how we can expand the cultural responsiveness of not just our students but the staff who works with them.”

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I am concerned this will lead to more administration costs, more bureaucracy, more bloat and less funding available to help students who need it the most. By this time it should be clear to the board that the way to solve for student outcomes is 1-1 teacher/student time and special programs to help close math/reading gap. DEI consultants are not going to do that for the school district. Instead, they will suck up precious school funding dollars.

Terence Y

If taxpayers are expected to spend more money supporting this DEI endeavor, how will DEI folks be judged on whether their endeavor is successful or just another waste of taxpayer money? Will this DEI group fire a number of the 73.5% of white teachers so they can create an “equitable” percentage of other demographics? Will they hire 30% of teachers who are English language learners, and 40% of teachers who qualify for free or reduced fee lunches? Or is there no accountability in adding more union workers and their lifetime pension and benefits costs?


Exactly. 8 new admins minimum. No wonder most of the budget does not go to educating the students.

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