Formed just a few months ago, the Council has already accomplished a great deal. Students on the Council support each other’s perspectives and say it is a safe space for them to have important discussions.
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.
“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.
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
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.