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Equity

History of Equity Work

Equity is a core to our mission in the Bellevue School District. We are dedicated to working closely with the learning community to ensure we meet each students’ individual needs. Our work to create a more equitable and inclusive learning environments began several years ago and continues to be a fundamental commitment.

The 2019 Equity and Accountability Policy was developed by the district's BIPOC community

 

  • In October 2019 the district took a deeper step by engaging a larger part of our community and began establishing an Equity Advisory Group. The families, staff and community members who make up this group guide our critical equity work by providing recommendations to us and this group is still in place advising us.


This Equity and Accountability Policy includes commitments we work on, including:

  • Creating a learning system that meets the needs of and reflects the diversity of our district 

  • Ensuring all students have access to critical resources and programs
  • Eliminating any systemic barriers to student success
  • Making certain any student disciplinary actions are undertaken without bias or affecting one group disproportionately
  • Having every staff undergo professional development that addresses implicit bias, antidiscrimination, cultural responsiveness, and inclusion
  • Creating reporting, investigation, communication and accountability processes to address racism or discriminatory actions. And,
  • A promise to foster strong partnerships with diverse groups of parents

Our Commitment to Racial Equity