Eisenhower High School

Community High School District 218 Equity Statement

CHSD 218 believes that excellence for all can only be achieved through equity. Our commitment to equity will be achieved by:

  • Preparing all students to succeed in a multi-cultural, global society by ensuring a culturally relevant curriculum.
  • Recruiting, hiring, and retaining a diverse staff that more closely reflects the school community in terms of age, cultural background, physical abilities and disabilities, race, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.
  • Designing a strategic plan that works to eliminate the racial and socioeconomic predictability of achievement.
  • Assuring that all CHSD 218 staff members, with deliberate effort, continue to examine and eliminate institutional beliefs, policies, practices, and teaching that perpetuate racial disparities in achievement.
  • Ensuring that equitable distribution of resources across schools is based on individual campus and community needs, and moves away from a “fair is equal” approach.
  • Providing all CHSD 218 students with access to resources, opportunities, supports and interventions that maximize academic success and promote social emotional growth.
  • Identifying and removing barriers in our current policies, procedures, systems, or practices that limit opportunities for our students.
  • Establishing community partnerships (e.g., parents, health and social service agencies, community organizations, business, and universities) to better address the needs of students and families.