Community High School District 218

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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.