The goal of Boulder Valley School District’s Equity Council was to encourage difficult conversations in our community around the treatment of students of color and their families in BVSD and ways that the district can more equitably serve them. To do so BVSD sought to ensure representative voices from students, parents, and staff
Equity Council/ Consejo de Equidad
Boulder Valley School District is excited to announce the launch of our new district Equity Council.
The Equity Council will be charged with listening, learning and leading on critical issues of equity in our school district.
BVSD anticipates that our Equity Council will be a long-term opportunity to garner community feedback, ideas and leadership on important issues facing our community. Each quarter or semester, we will ask the Equity Council to look at a different issue or ask them what issues they would like to prioritize their engagement around.
El Distrito Escolar del Valle de Boulder se complace en anunciar el lanzamiento de nuestro nuevo Consejo de Equidad del distrito.
El Consejo de Equidad se encargará de escuchar, aprender y liderar en temas críticos de equidad en nuestro distrito escolar.
BVSD anticipa que el Consejo de Equidad será una oportunidad a largo plazo para obtener comentarios, ideas y fomentar liderazgo en la comunidad sobre temas importantes que enfrenta nuestra comunidad. Cada trimestre o semestre, le pediremos al Consejo de Equidad que analice un tema diferente o les pregunte en qué temas les gustaría priorizar su participación.
The Equity Council formed in July 2020 and was charged with listening, learning and leading on critical issues of equity in our school district. Of the diverse group of 40 people who served on the Council, eight were BVSD employees.
Students come to school to learn, see their friends, and be part of the community. However, there are factors that make the school environment itself a very different experience for each of them. That’s why it was crucial to have BVSD student voices at the table to discuss equity.
“It was a great honor to have the opportunity to speak about some of the issues that our community is grappling with and that Boulder Valley School District is so thoughtfully approaching,” said Parent and Equity Council Member Rebecca Vlasin. “I’m inspired by the fact that this Equity Council has convened. To be a part of that as a parent was really meaningful.”
On Tuesday night, November 10, the BVSD Board of Education voted 6-1 to approve a resolution that directs the district to address disparities in school discipline, previously identified by district administration, and adopts the recommendations made previously by the District Accountability Committee and Equity Council, including the end of BVSD’s School Resource Officer program.