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Educational Equity

Updated: Feb 6, 2023


In MTSD we have a commitment to educational equity. In MTSD it means each student receives what they need at the time they need it in order to succeed, grow and learn. Please learn more here and don’t be mislead

https://www.mtsd.k12.wi.us/district/commitments/equity


As our basis for educational equity in MTSD, please learn Board policy 2018, EQUITY IN EDUCATION


Purpose:

The Board recognizes that as a public school system the District has the responsibility for the future success of each student, regardless of background, home situation, or family resources. The District must embrace a culture of equity and inclusion, and actively work to serve each student according to his or her needs. The Board believes that each student must be valued, will learn, and will experience success and with that, education must address every facet of a child’s being.


Policy:

In a barrier-free learning environment grounded in equity, each student gets what they need, at the right moment in their education, in order to find their path to success, All students are best positioned to prevail and thrive in a school culture rooted in equity.


District staff shall persevere in serving students regardless of ability, circumstance or situation. The District’s commitment to success for each student is rooted in the ideals of equity, opportunity, and excellence for all.


The District Equity Non-Negotiables are the foundation to the systems, structures, instruction, and programming utilized to support improved student outcomes. The following expectations define the efforts to support and grow equity and social justice in the District; they are not open to interpretation or modification.


MTSD Equity Non-Negotiables


We commit to:

  1. Eliminating inequities.

  2. Preventing student failure and supporting students’ social-emotional growth.

  3. Achieving equitable representation of students in all organizational programming.

  4. Intentionally designing educational teams to increase and transform one another’s instructional capacity.

  5. Collaborating to analyze data, design proactive instruction, and select strategies for all learners in our charge.

  6. Providing instruction and curriculum that are culturally relevant and rigorous for all learners.

  7. Proactively developing and revising curriculum and programming to improve overall student achievement, accommodate individual learning differences, and be deliverable in flexible learning environments.

  8. Regularly updating and maintaining student performance profiles to assist educational teams in documenting progress and goals, and determining methods to engage all students in learning.

  9. Serving each student, regardless of home situation, ability or circumstance.

  10. Aligning all District policies, procedures and funding with the District’s Equity Non-Negotiables to eliminate inequities.


To this end, Board holds itself and all District and school administrators, faculty, support staff, contracted service providers and volunteers accountable for ensuring an intentional Districtwide culture of equity.


Further, please refer to Board policy 2100 to learn the MTSD Educational Philosophy




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