Equity in Action Plan
When I joined Roanoke City Public Schools, one of my promises to you in my 100-Day plan was to “monitor school system efforts toward equity and access to ensure high-quality programming for all students.” I’m proud of the equity groundwork we’ve begun laying this year, and I’m excited as we look toward the future.
On Monday, May 3, 2021, we presented an Equity in Action – Destination 2030 proposal to the School Board and Roanoke City Council at their joint meeting. This proposal provides a roadmap for equitable access to Career and Technical Education for students at both of our high schools, the centralization of our district administration into one location, and the creation of a Center for Community Empowerment and Education.
While the past year has been challenging, we are very excited to begin looking forward. This proposal, if approved by both the School Board and Roanoke City Council, is exciting for our students, our schools, and our city.
I want to thank you for all you do to support our students. I am excited about the future and look forward to standing alongside you as we work to ensure all students can meet their full potential.
Dr. Verletta B. White