Yorktown High School’s Equity Team Vision:
Yorktown ensures an equitable, inclusive, safe, and anti-racist school community.
Yorktown High School’s Equity Team Mission:
To accomplish our vision, the Equity Team strategically examines individual experiences, data, policies and practices to actively identify bias, inequity, and discrimination at Yorktown in current and historical contexts. Once identified, we advocate for institutional, curricular and instructional changes, and engage in anti-bias and anti-racist practices to ensure each member of our school community feels valued, respected, and empowered. Yorktown’s Equity Team, made up of students, parents, and staff members, meets monthly. We currently work in three sub-committees: 1) School Culture and Community Building, 2) YHS Structures: Access and Opportunity, and 3) Curriculum, Instruction and Representation.
Arlington Public School’s Equity Policy:
The School Board approved a new Equity policy (A-30) on Aug. 20, 2020 that includes governance in four key areas:
- Governance Equity Practices;
- Educational Equity Practices;
- Workforce Equity Practices; and
- Operational Equity Practices.
The equity policy has been in development since the Fall of 2018 as a directive from the School Board and has been a collaborative effort that included input from many internal and external stakeholders.
Do you have questions? Contact Dr. Kevin Clark and Shari Benites for more information.