At Tuesday evening’s CCUSD’s Board of Education meeting, the Board voted unanimously to adopt the District’s first comprehensive Equity, Social Justice and Inclusion Plan. This three-year blueprint will guide the District in implementing a plan that supports culturally competent attitudes, knowledge and skills for every CCUSD student, every day.
CCUSD’s commitment to equity, social justice and inclusion is best captured in its Equity Vision Statement:
“In CCUSD we believe equity is our moral obligation. Through the use of an ethical and continuous process, we ensure that all students are given the academic, social, and emotional supports they need. We are working to cultivate a liberated learning environment that is free of bias and encourages students to achieve their own personal and professional aspirations.
“A committed group of administrators, parents, teachers, Board members and community members began meeting four years ago, and established equity as one of the district’s highest priorities. The formal writing of the plan began on September 26, 2019. The committee worked diligently over the next 10 months to develop it in detail. It was first presented to the Board on August 4 during a special Board meeting. The plan is categorized as a ‘living document,” which can be adjusted and updated as needed through the implementation process.”
CCUSD encourages everyone to review the plan and hold the District accountable to uphold the principles that are laid out.