Beaverton School District
In order to break the predictive link between student demographics and student success, we must apply the principle of equity to all aspects of our schools/departments.
In Beaverton, we aspire to have the following 5P's:
elevates multiple perspectives from historically underserved communities
reflect the diversity of our student body
is safe, inclusive and affirming for historically underserved students and their families
articulates a vision for equity
eliminates gaps in access, opportunity, and expectation
As you make decisions to support your work, consider the following:
- Whose voice is and isn't represented in this decision?
- Who does this decision benefit or burden?
- Is this decision in alignment with the BSD Equity Policy?
- Does this decision close or widen the access, opportunity, and expectation gaps?
Transform the educational system in Beaverton to eradicate the predictability of student success based on students’ social and cultural backgrounds, explicitly related to race, socio economic status, sexual orientation, and gender identity.
Theory of Action:
If we develop capacity in every leader to demonstrate unequivocal belief in the success of ALL students and eradicate the systemic barriers, then student successes will not be predicted by student subgroup membership.