Strategic Plan: Diversity/Equity/Inclusion
Avoworth School District Strategic Plan
During the 2019-2020 school year, a group of District stakeholders collaborated on the creation of the District's next strategic plan. This strategic plan, which will be launched during the 2020-2021 school year, will take the District from 2020-2025. Stakeholders participated in a variety of human-centered design activities to identify key areas to shape the next strategic plan around. Out of this work, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion was identified as one of five key areas of focus for the plan. Once identified as a key area, a subcommittee worked to generate an overall goal, strategies, and actions to be included in the strategic plan.
Goal: Continue to develop and maintain an inclusive experience for students, staff, and community that promotes a sense of belonging for all.
Review curricula to address:
Provide ongoing training to school district stakeholders.
Explore restorative justice practices
Professional learning for cultural sensitivity/social justice/equity in teaching
Conduct parent workshops for multiple topics related to diversity/equity/inclusion
New teacher induction session focused on unconscious bias
Provide authentic opportunities for students, staff, and parents to engage in diverse experiences.
Conduct a multi-cultural festival
Create a Social Justice Club
Explore partnerships with diverse schools
Strengthen intergenerational partnerships with senior communities in the District
Attract and retain a diverse staff
Create a process to review, assess, and communicate cultural responsiveness.
Conduct an equity audit and act on recommendations
Conduct annual stakeholder surveys for feedback
Implement No Place for Hate program at Middle/High School
Review District policies and procedures for alignment to best practices when responding to offenses regarding race and discrimination
Develop and communicate a strong, consistent message regarding inclusivity