Shape the Future: Join the Equity Steering Committee!

Gill-Montague Regional School District is creating an equity steering committee! This will be a diverse group of 10-15 people - including students, staff, parents, administrators, and other members of our school community - who will work together to transform school culture and climate at Great Falls Middle School and Turners Falls High School.

This initiative will begin with orientation sessions in May, followed by evening meetings once a month throughout the school year. If you are interested in being a part of this group, please fill out this simple application and submit it by Thursday, April 18.

“We are looking for a diverse array of stakeholders,” say equity consultants Safire DeJong and Keisha Green of the Collaborative for Educational Services, who will facilitate the group. The call for an equity steering committee emerged from civil rights-focused listening sessions DeJong and Green conducted at GMRSD this winter. In their findings, they named a need for “parents/guardians to engage with the school and with other parents; for teachers to engage with their peers/other teachers, their students’ parents, and the community; and for students to engage with their peers and with teachers” and to work together to address the themes identified in the listening sessions. (For more about the themes and what the group will be doing, see the application and the document called “Civil Rights Forums Thematic Analysis” linked from this page:

Jen Audley, manager of the Gill-Montague Community School Partnership, is coordinating the launch of the GMRSD equity steering committee. If you have questions or need assistance, please reach out to her by email: or by calling 413-863-3604.