OUR EQUITY LENS
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.
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?
Equity Work in Action
In Beaverton, we aspire to have the 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
Equity Policy Task Force
In partnership with the School Board’s Equity Committee, the Office of Equity and Inclusion has formed an Equitable Policies Task Force to make recommendations to the Superintendent related to the All Students Belong Policy (ACB) and corresponding practices.
The goals of the Task Force include:
Development of a district anti-racist vision to guide the district’s efforts
Proposed revisions to Board Policy ACB and a related reporting and response protocol
Review of the Student and Parent Handbook for alignment with Policy ACB and related protocols