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 Advisory Committee
Beaverton School District's Educational Equity Advisory Committee (per OAR 581-022-2307) is composed of student, parent/guardian, staff and community member volunteers.
The duties of the Educational Equity Advisory Committee include:
Advising the school board and superintendent about the educational equity impacts of policy decisions.
Informing the school board and superintendent about the larger districtwide climate and the experiences of underserved student groups and advising them on how best to support these students.