AMHERST — Superintendent Michael Morris has been appointed for a three-year term to a statewide advisory council on racial imbalance in the commonwealth’s schools.
The Racial Imbalance Advisory Council will advise the Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and the education commissioner “on matters pertinent to the integration of students in our public schools and improved student achievement for all in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts,” according to a letter from acting Commissioner Jeff Wulfson.
“I was really thrilled. I didn’t know the likelihood that I would be on it,” Morris told the Gazette. He said that the School Committee encouraged him to apply.
The council’s work will include discussion of the MA Plan for Equitable Access to Excellent Educators — an initiative meant to provide equitable access to good teachers for students of color, as well as those who are economically disadvantaged, English-language learners or have disabilities.