The committee's charge:
To decide upon recommendations to the Selectboard and Schoolboard regarding measures that will address and challenge instances of racism, such as racial diversity, sensitivity or implicit bias training program(s) for attendance by the Selectboard, Schoolboard, and others for the purpose of supporting people of color in our community; ensuring that Hartford is a safe and welcoming place.
To decide on recommendations to the Selectboard and Schoolboard regarding other actions that Hartford can take to respond to incidents of racism, such as, but not limited to, the implementation of policy regarding ethical standards for comportment and accountability of elected officials and how the Town will respond in the event that they are not adhered to.
To provide recommendations to the Selectboard and Schoolboard about the need for a permanent advisory committee. Recommendations will discuss the name, charge and constitution of the committee.
To communicate about recommendations with the Selectboard and Schoolboard at their regularly scheduled meetings, and with the general public as appropriate at public forums.
Hartford Committee on Racial Inequality meetings will be open to the public and warned, recorded and the minutes will be posted in accordance with Vermont’s open meeting laws.