In a historic move, the Sacramento City Unified School District (SCUSD) board passed the resolution put forward by the Student Advisory Council to make Ethnic Studies a graduation requirement. The resolution states that a pilot program will begin in 2016 and the graduate requirement will be in place by 2020. Furthermore, the resolution included that Ethnic Studies must be a part of the Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) so that funding is provided for implementation of this requirement. The resolution can be viewed here.
Thank you to the students, educators, community members and community organizations that made this happen! This resolution will assist in having the high school curriculum mirror the student body in SCUSD.
Ethnic Studies Now-Sacramento Coalition