Minooka Community High School District 111 is enlisting the diversity and inclusion consulting services of The Walker Thomas Group to conduct a cultural assessment.
Members of the school board last week selected the global development and coaching organization out of a pool of two consultants.
John Troy, assistant superintendent for business and general counsel for the district, had this to say.
The selection of The Walker Thomas Group comes on the heels of racially-charged incidents transpiring over the past year.
A school board member faced backlash in March accusing her of taking to social media to share racist comments.
In November, the district received an anonymous tip alleging a student made a racially-charged statement to another classmate.
Troy has said they anticipate the consultant will help guide the work undertaken by the district to address issues related to diversity and equity.
In other developments, the school board adopted a total property tax levy in the amount of $29,145,640 for 2019.
Troy has made mention of how taxpayers could be impacted by the district’s decision.
The district has until the last Tuesday in December to file its property tax levy for 2019.