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Minority Task Force (MTF)

Purpose Statement:

The Minority Task Force will explore options and provide recommendations to the Superintendent to assist the district in efforts to increase the academic achievement of our students of color beginning with the preschool year and continuing through high school graduation.

Objectives:

  1. Parent Involvement – to recommend activities that will increase parent and community involvement in support of the purpose of the Minority Task Force.
  2. School Climate – to recommend measures that create a positive school climate for all.
  3. Academic Rigor – to recommend ways to enhance the academic rigor for students of color.
  4. Minority Teacher Recruitment – to recommend methods to increase the number of quality minority teachers hired.

The Woodbury City Public Schools Minority Task Force has been in existence for a many years and has produced positive conversation and action around its four key objectives: Parent Involvement, School Climate, Academic Rigor, and Minority Teacher Recruitment.

Woodbury City Public School’s involvement with the AVID program has greatly enhanced our ability to focus and address many of the topics above.

A highlight initiative that originated through the MTF was the idea of having every 4th, 8th, and 10th grade students visit a college campus. As a result, the following have become annual events for Woodbury students:

4th Grade: Rowan University

8th Grade: Howard University

10th Grade: The College of New Jersey

The Minority Task Force typically holds three to four meetings a school year. This year, the group's initial meeting will be held on Monday, November 6, 2017, at 6:00 p.m. in the Junior-Senior High School Library, with future 2017-18 meetings to be determined. 

All school community members are invited and encouraged to attend. Also, if you know of a specific individual who would be interested, please extend this invitation.

If you plan to attend, inform Stacy Hoffman, Secretary to the Superintendent, that you intend to participate.  [856-853-0123 ext. 214 or email]

The group is excited to use the ideas from their work with the LEAD Tool and help shape the strategic planning efforts of the district.