“Throughout my years in education, adults try to solve these problems [of equity] and in my research, and having taken the time to interview students, student voice is powerful and needed and should be included in the conversation,” said Amy Nelson, BVSD Coordinator of Equity & Partnerships of the Southwest Network.
We are striving to create a welcoming environment for student, family and staff member in BVSD – with inclusivity and equity always at the forefront.
Boulder Valley School District is dedicated to educating each and every student and ensuring they and their family feel safe and welcomed, regardless of their race, gender identity, legal status or any other factor.
We strive to build a culture in our schools where students and staff feel a sense of belonging and can be their authentic selves.
To achieve excellence for every student, we recognize that we must focus on equity. That is why equity is at the center of our "All Together for All Students" strategic plan. We believe that the strategic initiatives we have launched will finally address the core themes that have led to our decades of achievement and opportunity gaps, ultimately ensuring excellence for all of our students.
A decade ago, the Boulder Valley School District passed a groundbreaking policy designed to protect transgender students from discrimination and harassment. It clearly outlines BVSD's practices when it comes to privacy, names, pronouns and access to restroom/locker rooms, competitive sports and more.
On the 10th anniversary families impacted by the policy spoke to the Daily Camera about their experiences. BVSD's stance and our welcoming school environments has made us a destination for many LGBTQ+ students and families.
We know that no place in America, including the Boulder Valley School District, is free from this harmful racism, harassment and bias. No one should live in fear, unsure how they will be treated whether they’re pulled over by the police or called into the principal’s office.
Serving all students is not only one of our school district’s core values, it is a constitutional right.
BVSD will never ask for a student or parent’s citizenship or immigration status.
If we learn of a student’s immigration status we would never share this with immigration officials.
Our children are guaranteed equal access to education. We in the Boulder Valley School District believe every student should have the opportunities needed to be successful in whatever path they choose in the future.