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Board of Education Update: July 13, 2021

July 20, 2021

The Lindbergh Schools Board of Education held a special workshop on July 13 to learn more about the district’s Inclusion, Equity and Diversity work, and hear an update about the School Opening Task Force.

Inclusion, Equity and Diversity Work

Lindbergh Schools is committed to creating and maintaining an equitable and inclusive community of belonging where all stakeholders are treated with dignity. We strive to uphold high academic standards for all students through inclusive classroom instruction, professional learning and sustainable relationships with our community.

Creating a Culture of Belonging

The district will be leading work this school year to create a unique definition of what “belonging” means in Lindbergh, establish the district’s vision, and ensure that all training is aligned to meet district-specific goals and outcomes. This work, which will involve a specific group of administrators, teachers and staff, in partnership with The Core Collaborative, will happen throughout six days of training during the 2021-22 school year.

Supporting Student Success

Taking good care of our students is the first step toward helping them learn to the highest level possible. This is what our community told us in 2018, and it drives our strategic plan and our work.

Creating a culture of belonging is directly connected to the top five success measures that were defined by our Lindbergh community in 2018, and include:

  • High-quality teachers
  • Social and emotional well-being of students and staff
  • Student mastery of the 4 C’s (critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity)
  • Personalized learning for staff and students
  • Student satisfaction

In addition, Lindbergh parents, teachers and students have been collaborating since 2018 to develop the LindberghLife Success Skills, which are the skills we want our students to be equipped with when they leave our care and enter the real world.

Working to create a culture of belonging also aligns with Missouri state standards and expectations for student learning.

School Opening Task Force

The Board of Education also received an update on the School Opening Task Force’s first meeting, which took place on June 23. The task force is scheduled to meet two more times in July before the district issues an opening plan for the 2021-22 school year in late July or early August.

New Board of Education Meeting Calendar

During the regular meeting on July 13, the board also announced a change to its monthly meeting date. Beginning Aug. 19, regular board meetings will be held on the third Thursday of each month. All meetings are held at Lindbergh Schools Central Office, 9350 Sappington Rd., at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted.