The Office of the Superintendent invites you as we re-engage the community including parents, students, administrators, teachers, staff and concerned citizens regarding the SOMSD Intentional Integration Initiative (SII). We’ll hear from our District Superintendent as well as leading scholars in the areas of equity, access, and integration in the K-12 landscape. The symposium will look at desegregation efforts from a historical, social, legal and educational lens. Speakers will share about the effects of integration, examples of successful/unsuccessful efforts, the process of achieving integration and the sustainability of integration. In addition, models that may best fit the SOMSD community will be discussed. Q&A and community dialogue will follow.