Boundary Advisory Task Force Information Sheet
The Boundary Advisory Task Force (BATF) was formed by the Board of Education to develop new attendance boundaries that would provide a more balanced demographic among the five community schools. Members were selected through an application process that was open to the public. The formation of the QPS BATF was facilitated by District Business Manager Joel Murphy. In addition to Mr. Murphy, the following individuals were chosen for the Task Force.
The District specifically sought additional members from our school communities and from the Quincy Community at large, including, but not limited to, the following groups.
BATF Goal: Improved educational outcomes and opportunities for all students in the K-5 Community Schools.
Research supporting the benefits of socioeconomic integration:
From "A New Wave of School Integration," an article by Halley Potter, Kimberly Quick and Elizabeth Davies, dated February 9, 2016.
On page 4:
A large body of research going back five decades finds that students perform better academically in racially and socioeconomically integrated schools than in segregated ones.
Also on page 4 of that study:
In the words of one 2010 review of fifty-nine rigorous studies on the relationship between a school's socioeconomic and racial makeup and student outcomes in math, the social science evidence on the academic benefits of diverse schools is "consistent and unambiguous."
From "Boosting Achievement by Pursuing Diversity," an article by Halley Potter, dated May 2013
On page 2:
Research supporting socioeconomic integration goes back to the famous Coleman Report, which found that the strongest school-related predictor of student achievement was the socioeconomic composition of the student body.
More information on the K-5 Learning Communities can be found at:
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