MTSD Equity Policy
We live in a diverse world and we want all our students to graduate prepared for success as engaged citizens locally and globally; therefore, it is essential that all members of the organization - staff, students, and families, are able to show up as their full selves and work, teach, learn and take part in a safe, inclusive and affirming school. Our proposed policy draft aims to be a guide in this endeavor.
Embedded in the MTSD Mission and Vision is a commitment to practices that consider the whole child and that protect the right of every person under our care to feel safe, respected, and valued. We understand that each of our students is unique and that one-size-fits-all approaches are not enough to help them reach their greatest potential. The Equity Policy aims to provide a common language, principles, and direct expectations that anchor all dimensions of the district’s work toward achieving our Mission and Vision for student learning.
Equity in Education is not a new concept. It is embedded in a long history of Federal and State laws and education change initiatives committed to ensuring that all students have access to the resources, support structures, and educational opportunities they need to learn and thrive, understanding that achieving so requires different approaches because student barriers are unique.