removing institutional barriers to success
providing intentional support for each student, staff member and family or community member so that each has opportunity to achieve at the highest levels
embracing and respecting the dignity and diversity of each individual within our community
questioning assumptions and examining our own biases
challenging systems of power and oppression
creating counter-narratives to the common habits and assumptions that inhibit inclusion
confronting discrimination against our own or another person’s identity
commiting to building our own and others’ capacity for culturally responsive teaching, learning, and leading
Provide high level guidance and direction to the various current and future equity efforts in BVSD.
Develop a strategic plan for equity for BVSD
Monitor progress towards goals and benchmarks outlined in the strategic plan.
Advocate for more equitable systems, structures and policies throughout all levels of the organization.
Delegate tasks to working groups as needed.
After the Equity Summit and public comments we received on the draft Strategic Plan, we are working to incorporate the feedback into the next draft of a plan. Click here to review a report of the equity work done in 2017-18 and a debrief of the Equity Summit.