Office of Equity & Inclusion
To 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.
If we develop capacity in every leader to demonstrate unequivocal belief in the success of ALL students and eradicate systemic barriers, then student successes will not be predicted by student subgroup membership.
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 we make decisions to support our work, we 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?
Elmonica Elementary School's kitchen manager, Tamarro Roderick, enlisted her brother's help in performing Native drum songs for an all-school assembly celebrating Native American Heritage Month.
As we celebrate Native American Heritage Month, take a look at the Native Culture Day recently held at Terra Nova. It was chance to share and connect with community and culture.
Take a look at the Dia de Los Muertos celebration held at Five Oaks Middle School!
In honor of Native American Heritage Month, we want to share a recent salmon bake held at Tryon Creek State Natural Area. Find out what the gathering means to the Native community, including BSD families.
Take a look at how Westview High School’s Unified Sports program helps kids become part of a team!
LAIKA Studios — creator of movies like "Missing Link", "Kubo and the Two Strings" and "Coraline" — recently brought its movie-making magic to Chehalem Elementary School.
Westview High School's Manufacturing CTE summer program includes a number of women and girls. See why role models and representation matter in a traditionally male-dominated field.
In partnership with Wake Up Beaverton, we distributed free school supplies to students in need yesterday at Aloha High School. Take a look!
Some of our youngest learners are in the classroom this summer, experiencing school for the very first time. Learn more about our Migrant Pre-K program at William Walker Elementary School.
Camp Achieve is a summer school program designed for students to get a head start on their learning while making connections with new friends.
In addition to having a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) affinity group, Rock Creek Elementary also has regular visits from Westview High School's Black Student Union.
Since the start of the school year, Rock Creek Elementary School has had a BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) affinity group.
Check out Hazeldale Elementary School's cultural celebration. It's a chance for students and parents to share their diverse backgrounds with food, dancing and traditional dress.
Beaverton School District partners with the Native Wellness Institute to promote health and wellness in the Native community. See how having an Indigenous Games Night can help build community.
March is Music in our Schools Month. Meet Bonny Slope Elementary Music Teacher Clare Bourquein. In addition to spreading musical joy to thousands of children for the past 34 years, you'll also see she's quite the comedian.
Springville K-8 recently held their Global Gala. It's an opportunity for students, staff and families to experience all the different cultures that make up the Springville community. Take a look at their celebration!
You won't see a high school production of "Frozen" anywhere else in Oregon this year. See how Westview High School won the rights to this popular musical and why it will look different than the Disney movie version.
The International School of Beaverton just wrapped up Culture Week — a time for the school to celebrate and embrace the diversity of its students and families.
Cooper Mountain Elementary celebrated Lunar New Year by learning about Chinese paper cutting and welcoming Portland author Dane Liu.
Stoller Middle School has started a school-wide campaign called "No Hate November" in an effort to spread kindness and promote inclusivity at school. Watch and learn more.
Beaverton School District's Educational Equity Advisory Committee (per OAR 581-022-2307) is composed of student, parent/guardian, staff and community 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.