District 204 Equity Belief Statement
The District 204 Board of Education recognizes that in order to inspire all students to achieve their greatest potential we must lead and engage in a collective commitment to equity. The Board recognizes that with our objective to provide educational opportunities that result in equitable outcomes, we must work proactively to address biases and eliminate institutional structures and practices that negatively affect student learning and achievement.
We pledge to foster educational equity for all students by actively identifying and removing any barriers by ensuring that all policies, practices, programs, and procedures support and affirm each student. We are committed to creating a culture where all staff, students and families feel safe, welcome, respected, and a part of the school community. We recognize that equity work is ongoing, and we pledge to engage the entire 204 community, actively including students, families, educators, and all stakeholders in our equity journey. This will be an accountable, measured, and continuous examination of our educational system. By eliminating disparities in educational opportunities and embracing our diversity we can best assure that our students have the greatest potential to succeed academically, socially, and emotionally.