District Equity Leadership Team
Our district has an equity team comprised of K-12 administrators. We discuss practices, policies, and the living experiences of students to determine if we are meeting the needs of all.
Inclusive Excellence Model
The Inclusive Excellence model derives from the American Association of Colleges and Universities. It reflects the belief that diversity and equitable practices lead to educational excellence. Therefore, equitable practices must be visible at all levels, from instructional practices to community relations. Differences are viewed as strengths and unite us.
The areas of focus include the following:
Access and Equity- Objective related to inclusive and equitable representation
Climate -Objective related to the experiences that are inclusive and supportive of all students
Diversity in the Curriculum and Co-Curriculum- Objective related to infusing diversity, equity, and inclusion into the instructional experience
Learning and Development- Objective related to improving the cultural fluency of the department/school
Intercultural Engagement- Objective related to the skills and motivation to build partnerships and social capital for schools
HSE equity coaches and building-level teams devise goals, strategies, and targeted outcomes for the five areas of focus to advance inclusive practices.
This term is the concept of giving students what is needed to succeed or survive, based on where they are at individually and where they aspire to go. Equity represents opportunities for equal access and equal outcomes.
The term diversity is used to describe a numerical representation of differences (e.g., personality, learning styles, and life experiences) and group/social differences (e.g., race/ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, language, country of origin, and ability as well as cultural, political, religious, or other affiliations).
The term inclusion is used to describe the act of being included and ongoing engagement with diversity. It reflects the intentional ways and methods that bring awareness to diversity and the individuals served within our district.