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April 8, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Combating Ableism What is ableism and how does it show up in schools? Join us for a moderated conversation featuring a Q and A with a BSD youth panel. Join via Zoom; RSVP and invite your friends and neighbors on Facebook!
May 7th 5:00-6:00 PM Support the AAPI Community Event This virtual event is hosted by the BSD Office of Equity and is open to all Asian, Asian-American, Pacific Islanders and white parents of Asian children in the greater Burlington community. Come learn about what BSD is doing to address Anti-Asian racism and participate in breakout rooms to share your concerns and make recommendations to the school district. Vietnamese, Karen and Nepali translation is available. Join via Zoom
May 12, 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Supporting LGBTQ+ Youth Come learn more about how to support LGBTQ youth in schools and at home in partnership with Outright VT and BSD youth panel. Join via Zoom; RSVP and invite your friends and neighbors on Facebook!
BSD Definition of Educational Equity
Educational equity at BSD is a district-wide and individual commitment to an assets-based approach to develop a school culture that is equitable, fair, just, inclusive and actively Anti-Racist. With personalized support and equitable access to opportunities, each member of the educational community gets what they need to be academically, socially, physically and emotionally successful inclusive of all races, classes, abilities, sexes, genders, sexual orientations, national origins, languages, cultures and creeds.
We commit to the following action steps:
- Actively acknowledge and redress bias and discrimination that affects our students, their families, and our staff.
- Remove the predictability of success or failure that currently correlates with any social, racial or cultural factors.
- Interrupt and dismantle inequitable systems, practices, policies, and procedures
- Create inclusive, culturally relevant curriculum and school environments for adults and children;
- Redistribute District resources based on academic, social and economic data to better serve our most marginalized students and families;
- Collaboration with families, community members and partners to build a truly inclusive community where all voices are valued