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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Workgroup

Workgroup Overview
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Workgroup was created in February, 2020, and tasked to draft recommendations to the Board of Education advancing the District’s strategic objective of “fostering an environment that provides equitable access and inclusion so that all students, regardless of race, disability, socio-economic status, gender, and English proficiency, so they can fully participate in our schools, classrooms, programs, and activities.”

The Workgroup consisted of 52 staff, alumni, parents, board members, and administrators, and met six times over the course of 11 months. The Workgroup produced several Equity Non-Negotiable (ENN) statements which were forwarded to the Board of Education and District Administration for consideration in February, 2021.

2021-22 Strategy Development
As part of the District’s annual strategy development work, a 17-member Strategy Team, including all School Board Members and Senior Leaders, participated in three consecutive Strategy Work Sessions (Feb, Mar, Apr - agendas linked below) to develop and finalize the District’s Strategy Map. In addition to the annual work of goal setting, the Strategy Team considered the proposed Equity Non-Negotiables drafted by the Workgroup. 

Strategy Work Sessions

Each work session produced refinements to the Equity Non-Negotiables, including the re-branding of the ENN as Equity Principles. Great attention was given to both understanding the words and meaning of each Equity Principle, as well as desired action steps. The outcome of the Strategy Team’s work will be presented to the Board of Education for discussion and action in May and June, 2021. 

Timeline for Strategy Adoption and Deployment

  • May 11 - Board Discussion of District Strategy Map
  • June 8 - Board Approval of District Strategy Map
  • June 16 - Schools and Departments begin work on Improvement Plans (A3s)
  • August 13 - School and Department Improvement Plans Finalized

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