Adopted: May 28, 2018
Frequency of Review: Annual
1.1 The Board recognizes that the District contains equity seeking schools and equity seeking populations.
1.2 The Board recognizes that equal, where everyone is treated the same, is not always equitable and that more equitable communities can be created by fostering a barrier-free environment where individuals benefit equally. It recognizes that some people may require additional or unique approaches in order to achieve equal benefit.
2.1 Equity is defined as having fair and equal opportunity in accordance to individual needs, to participate in and enjoy the benefits of an educational program.
2.2 Equity Seeking Population is defined as persons more likely to experience barriers to accessing and succeeding in learning environments.
2.3 Equity Seeking Schools is defined as schools where a substantial population of students experience barriers to positive education outcomes and experiences.
3.1 The Board shall strive to identify and eliminate barriers and give each student the opportunity to fulfill their potential by:
3.1.1 Recognizing and valuing diversity;
3.1.2 Implementing equity and diversity initiatives;
3.1.3 Using equity as the lens through which it makes decisions regarding the distribution of financial resources, human resources, and programming; and
3.1.4 Educating staff about the principles of equity and diversity.
4.1 The Board of Education is responsible to ensure compliance with the School Act.
4.2 The Superintendent is responsible to ensure that District policy is upheld and regulations are enforced.
i. Regulation 110 – Equity