Thomas works toward equity and diversity in McCracken County schools – Paducah Sun – DC Initiative on Racial Equity
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Stacy Thomas was named the McCracken County School District’s community outreach and diversity coordinator earlier this year and — like her counterpart in the Paducah school system, Shonda Burrus Hollowell — her job is to make her school district one that fosters equity for all students.

Thomas said about 17% of the students in the McCracken County School District — roughly one-sixth — are minority students, which includes Black, Hispanic, Native American, Pacific Islander and other non-White categories.

She added that 0.01% of the staff in the district are minorities.

“That’s lower than one (full-time teacher),” she said. “One of the things that I was hired to do was to recruit staff of color so that at least the 17% minority students get to see staff and ad


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