Human Rights and Equity Team

  • "Racial equity is about applying justice and a little bit of common sense to a system that’s been out of balance.  When a system is out of balance, people of color feel the impacts most acutely, but to be clear, an imbalanced system makes all of us pay."

    ~ Glenn Harris, President of the Center for Social Inclusion


    Purpose
    The Human Rights and Equity Team will serve as the primary vehicle for learning about equity in our school district and recommending improvement in school district culture, policies, procedures, decision-making, financial and educational resources in order to better serve all people - with a special focus on addressing the needs of students, staff and community members who have been historically underserved. This team will identify ways to restore balance to our school district and the community we serve.

    Goal
    To ensure that each student has access to the time and support necessary to access and surpass grade level learning, the Human Rights and Equity Team will identify racial or ethnic inequities and discrimination within the school district and recommend institutional change that addresses these needs.

    Focus
    While inequities in gender, sexual orientation, religion and disability will be included in the work of the group, its primary focus will be on racial and ethnic discrimination.

    Time Commitment
    Monthly meetings for a two-year term

    Team Membership
    12-15 members who are racially and ethnically diverse, representing a mix of genders and represent:

    • Parents/guardians
    • Community organizations/groups
    • Certificated staff
    • Classified staff
    • Administration

    First Meeting
    Late January (exact date TBD)

    Interested in joining?
    The application deadline to be a part of the Human Rights and Equity Team closed at  5 p.m. on Monday, January 14.