Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

In June 2019, Superintendent Light announced a strategic move that continued the district's efforts to increase our focus on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). At this time, he shared that current Assistant Superintendent for Student Services Dr. Dawn Bentley will shift her title to Assistant Superintendent for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion to provide continued leadership for equity within the district and our efforts to create a more inclusive environment.

Our District Definitions of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:

Diversity: the sum of the ways that people are both alike and different. While diversity itself is not a value-laden term, the way that people react to diversity is driven by values, attitudes, beliefs, and experiences. (Adapted from the National Education Association) Equity: securing needed supports, opportunities, and resources for individuals and groups of students who typically haven't received what they need from schools (Adapted from Mica Pollack's Schooltalk: Rethinking What We Say About- and to- Students Everyday)
Inclusion: is not a strategy to help people fit into the systems and structures which exist in our society; it is about transforming those systems and strategies to make it better for everyone. Inclusion is about creating a better world for everyone.  (Diane Richler, Inclusion International)

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