Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Strategic Plan

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategic Plan

  • Priority: LOSD engages its community to create a safe and welcoming environment for every family, student, staff and community member by celebrating diversity, including all, and using an equity lens to make decisions. We do this in order to facilitate the development of culturally informed students and community members by diminishing misconceptions and prejudices that fuel discrimination. The result is a community that creates better world citizens.

    Background: Equity is understood to be the removal of structural, cultural and systemic barriers that lead to diminished opportunities for students. It acknowledges historical imbalances and adjusts for those imbalances by using an equity lens in the decision-making process. LOSD celebrates the diversity each student and family brings to the district. Different cultures, races, religions, beliefs, life-styles, and abilities are all celebrated and welcomed. Inclusion is the act of ensuring that all students are provided the academic and social supports and structures needed for them to thrive and succeed.

    Board Metrics:

    1. The board will adopt a diversity, equity, and inclusion policy that supports the work of and aligns with the Leadership Project, the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion committee, and district and school-based cultural and equity initiatives by March 2018.

    2. The board will regularly engage the community in diversity, equity, and inclusion discussions through the board's Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Committee in order to receive guidance and feedback in order to support the superintendent and his/her staff’s initiatives.

Ends 1: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

    1. Every family, student, and staff member feels welcomed and safe at our schools

    2. Diversity is celebrated, all are included, and decisions are made using an equity lens

  • Click on each goal below for action steps, measurements and resources

  • Link to College and Career Success Strategic Plan

  • Link to Facilities and Infrastructure Strategic Plan

  • Link to Communications and Community Relations Strategic Plan