Project Goals and Associated Metrics

For 2018-19 the goal is to establish the Black Excellence Coalition. 

Term 1 (September 29, 2018 – February 22, 2019)

  • Begin awareness and engagement about Black Excellence
  • Finalize purpose of the Coalition, refine description based on feedback
  • Work in collaboration with the MMSD Communications department to create web and social media presence
  • Determine existing groups and collaborations that can support the work 
  • Set up engagement sessions / finalize meeting schedule 

Evidence: By February 9, 2019 – share progress with Board of Education

Term 2 (February 23, 2019 – May 31, 2019)

  • Hold initial meetings to review data, gather additional information
  • Determine what immediate actions can be taken this school year 
  • Hold meetings, review data, determine way to assess impact and identify recommendations for future work
  • If applicable, review progress on any immediate actions for this year
  • Continue to work in collaboration with MMSD Communications department

Term 3 (June 1, 2019 – August 2, 2019)

  • Hold summer meetings if necessary

Evidence: Share progress with Board of Education on June 28, 2019

Measures of Success 

  1. Coalition is formed (and/or we are leveraging other existing groups to identify key recommendations)
  2. We will form an internal MMSD cross-functional team to monitor the highest impact action steps happening towards Goal 3 so that the District can report its progress
  3. The Communications Department will have stories, photos, videos and other materials developed to highlight Black Excellence.  
  4. We will use Climate Survey responses from Black students, staff and families to create a baseline of experiences across the District. 


  • Final report of our progress and recommendations 
  • Communications materials 
  • Potential new supports/events