Statements from the Board

April 29, 2022: A Note from Idaltu Counseling & Consulting
 
The MSD Board solicited the support of Idaltu Counseling & Consulting in fall 2020 to provide advisement on the school's equity, inclusion, and antiracism initiatives. Since the initiation of the partnership, the firm has collected pertinent documents from MSD and the Board, conducted focus groups with administrators from both Frederick and Columbia campuses and the Board, facilitated two antiracism training sessions, and held several one-on-one meetings with the school's executive leadership.
 
After several months of research, the firm has completed its initial draft of the MSD Climate Survey and multiple iterations - which will be administered in the fall 2022. After interviewing several surveying metrics companies, the firm has selected Qualtrics to support in the rollout of the climate survey. Additionally, a Certified Deaf Interpreter (CDI) has been consulted and contracted to convert the battery of questions into ASL. The CDI's role is to video record the ASL interpretations and upload them for embedment into the Qualtrics platform. The CDI will begin this work in May. In the meantime, Idaltu is reviewing school and Board documents.
 
If the community has any insight, suggestions, or feedback they'd like to offer, please contact Idaltu at support@idaltucc.com
December 10, 2021: Community Updates
 
 
 
PDF in Spanish | Traducción al Español
September 22, 2021: Board Election Results
 
 
PDF in Spanish | Traducción al Español
June 29, 2021: School Leadership Announcement
 
Letter signed in ASL by Board of Trustees Acting Vice President Corey Burton
 
 
May 10, 2021: MSD Superintendent Search Suspended
 
Letter signed in ASL by Board member and co-chair Akilah English
 
May 7, 2021: Resolution Commending Maryland School for the Deaf Staff
 
The Maryland School for the Deaf Board of Trustees recognizes and expresses its deepest gratitude to all MSD Staff for their unwavering and profound dedication to the Maryland School for the Deaf.
 
April 28, 2021: Superintendent Search Update
 
Letter signed in ASL by MSD Board member and co-chair Akilah English
 
March 2, 2021: Superintendent Search Update
 
Letter signed in ASL by MSD Board member and co-chair Akilah English
 
January 6, 2021: Leader Profile Community Survey
 
Letter signed in ASL by MSD Board member and co-chair Akilah English
 
 
PDF and Online Survey in Spanish | Encuesta Comunitaria sobre el Liderazgo
January 4, 2021: Focus Groups
 
Letter signed in ASL by MSD Board member and co-chair Akilah English
 
Letter | Focus Groups
 
PDF in Spanish | Grupos Focales
December 10, 2020: Executive Search Firm
 
Letter signed in ASL by MSD Board member and co-chair Akilah English
 
 
PDF in Spanish | Firma de Búsqueda Ejecutiva
November 11, 2020: Superintendent Search Committee
 
Letter signed in ASL by MSD Board member and co-chair Akilah English
 
November 6, 2020: Independent Consulting Firm
 
Letter signed in ASL by MSD Board member Corey Burton
 
 
October 19, 2020: Statement from the MSD Board of Trustees
 
 
October 8, 2020: Update on the Superintendent Search
 
Letter signed in ASL by MSD Board member and co-chair Akilah English
 
October 6, 2020: Letter to the Community
 
September 24, 2020: Deadline Extended
 
Letter signed in ASL by MSD Board member and co-chair Akilah English
 
September 18, 2020: Letter to the Community
 
Letter signed in ASL by MSD Board member and co-chair Akilah English
 
 
PDF in Spanish | Carta a la comunidad de MSD
August 30, 2020: Appointment of Interim Superintendent
 
Announcement signed in ASL by MSD Board President Dr. Robert Davila
 
 
August 21, 2020: Statement from Dr. Robert Davila