On Tuesday, district leaders were meeting with a goal of defining diversity in E.C.I.S.D. But there's a key aspect to this -- students would no longer be classified by race. Instead they'll at other factors to establish diversity.
"It actually looks at diversity in a whole new way," E.C.I.S.D. Executive Director of Operations David Finley told Big 2. "And this is actually a Supreme Court ruling, where we look at diversity to make race-neutral."
Some of the new factors would be English proficiency, special education, gifted and talented, and economically disadvantaged. These factors would all directly affect the education those students need.
The board has to approve this definition before it can move on.