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Human Relations Task Force Update

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April 19, 2019

Human Relations Task Force - April 17 Meeting Recap

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) hosted the first task force meeting on April 17 regarding the creation of a Human Relations Task Force (HRTF).

At the meeting attendees reviewed the input that was received at the March 27 meeting, surrounding topics about:

  • What groups/communities should be represented
  • Qualities of the ideal HRTF member/Commitment to Participate Form
  • Goals of the HRTF
  • Issues and Concerns that HRTF should consider addressing

The input and thoughts provided at the March 27 HRTF meeting were available to review at the April 17 HRTF meeting and will also be available at the May 8 HRTF meeting.

Discussion topics for the May 8 HRTF meeting will be the goals of the HRTF and to start looking at the list of issues and concerns that the HRTF should consider addressing, with the objective of developing action items for the consideration of the Board of Education.

The High School Principals also had the opportunity to share what current initiatives are already taking place at their school site to build a culture of safety, respectfulness, and inclusivity.

Next Steps:

  • HRTF will meet for approximately six months.
  • Commitment to Participate Form is now available and will also be available at the next meeting on May 8.
    • The form is an acknowledgment of your willingness to serve on the Task Force and understanding of member expectation. All that are interested in participating will be accepted.
  • The first community workshop meeting will be on April 24 and the topic covered will be Implicit Bias (link flyer). The Anti-Defamation League will be leading the May 29 community workshop, the topic will be selected using data collected from the April 17 HRTF meeting survey and the work done at the next HRTF meeting on May 8.

Human Relations Task Force and Community Workshop Meeting Dates

Spanish Forms:

Formulario de Compromiso de Participación

Volante del primer taller communitario en el tema de los Sesgos Implícitos

Grupo Especializado en Relaciones Humanas y Talleres Comunitarios -  Fechas de reuniones


April 10, 2019

The Human Relations Task Force Meeting will be on Wednesday, April 17 from 6 – 8 p.m. in the Sanborn Assembly Room (Newport-Mesa Unified School District – 2985 Bear Street, Costa Mesa, CA 92626). Spanish interpretation and childcare will be available.

A Commitment to Participate Form will be available at the meeting on April 17 and online following the meeting. Please see below for a link to a draft of the Commitment to Participate Form. The form is an acknowledgment of your willingness to serve on the Task Force. It will be reviewed at the meeting to ensure that participants have a full understanding of member expectation.

Draft of the Commitment to Participate Form

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) has partnered with Orange County Human Relations, to lead the district’s Human Relations Task Force (HRTF). Please see below for a link to the HRTF informational meeting recap.

HRTF informational meeting recap - English

HRTF informational meeting recap - Spanish

For updated information visit the newsfeed on the district website www.nmusd.us.

Questions may be directed to Dr. Kirk Bauermeister, NMUSD executive director of secondary education at 714-424-7516 or kbauermeister@nmusd.us.


April 3, 2019

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) has partnered with Orange County Human Relations, to lead the district's Human Relations Task Force (HRTF).  NMUSD hosted an informational meeting on March 27th regarding the creation of a HRTF. Please see below for a link to the HRTF informational meeting recap.

HRTF informational meeting recap - English

HRTF informational meeting recap - Spanish

Questions may be directed to Dr. Kirk Bauermeister, NMUSD executive director of secondary education at 714-424-7516 or kbauermeister@nmusd.us.


March 15, 2019

Newport-Mesa Unified School District (NMUSD) will host an informational meeting on March 27th regarding the creation of a Human Relations Task Force to create a greater level of cultural understanding and acceptance that appreciates and celebrates the diversity throughout our community.

NMUSD will partner with Orange County Human Relations, which has trained mediators who specialize in building communities to foster respect, resolving conflict and pursuing equality. Orange County Human Relations has supported NMUSD schools to build campus environments that are respectful of diversity, where all students, staff, and parents feel safe, welcome and respected. They also work with school districts to develop and manage task forces that define and develop courses of action for improved school and community culture.  

While details of the task force are yet to be determined, students, staff, parents, community members, and community organizations are invited to the informational meeting.

Human Relations Task Force
Informational Meeting

March 27, 2019

6:30 pm

Newport-Mesa Unified School District
(Sanborn Building)
2985 Bear Street, Sanborn Assembly Room
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Spanish interpretation and childcare will be available.

Contact the office of Secondary Education, if you have any questions at 714-424-7551.

Posted by: Adriana Angulo, District Admin, Newport Mesa Unified School District Published:4/19/19
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