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?
Equity Work In Action
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.
Amanda Mendoza, pre-K teacher at McKinley, shares about her Native American heritage and how the school has been implementing classroom instruction around SB-13.
See how an instrumental music class is supporting students at Aloha High School.
Did you know that BSD has Newcomer Programs at three of our schools — Aloha-Huber Park K-8, Southridge High School and Beaverton High School — designed to support students and families who are new to this country?
As part of a schoolwide "Week of Kindness," see how 5th grade students at Elmonica Elementary are find ways to spread joy in their community.
The BSD is proud to announce the creation of the Verna Bailey Scholarship. Verna Bailey was the first Black woman to graduate from the University of Mississippi in 1968.
In 2017, the Oregon Legislature enacted Senate Bill 13 to create K-12 Native American Curriculum for inclusion in Oregon public schools.
Students and staff at Raleigh Hills have been engaging in a self-portrait project.
Madison Lohn, a Westview senior in the Early College program, talks about her Native American heritage as well as the importance of Indigenous Peoples' Day.
See how teachers at Sato Elementary School engage in conversations around anti-bias and antiracism themes with their youngest students.
Equity Advisory Committee (Link to the EAC Page)
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.