The vision of the DEI Advisory Committee is to foster an inclusive, educational community where every member feels welcomed, heard, valued, and respected. We aspire to involve and reflect the communities we serve because having varied perspectives leads to better outcomes.
In alignment with the Saline Area Schools strategic framework and compass, we will create an educational environment that is diverse, equitable and inclusive.
By Diversity, we mean embracing, honoring, and celebrating the wide array of differences within us including, but not limited to: race, age, sex, body type, gender expression, gender identity, color, socio-economic class, ethnicity, language, culture, sexual orientation, national origin, religion/spirituality, and ability.
By Equity, we mean ensuring all members within the District have an equal opportunity to participate in the educational community. The goal of the Committee is to ensure Each and EVERY member in our educational community will have the opportunity, resources, and support to thrive and grow. We align our policies, practices, and resources to result in more responsive practices to better meet the needs of our community of students, teachers, administrators, and staff, where all can thrive.
By Inclusion, we mean encouraging, promoting, and sustaining a true sense of belonging and empowerment for each and every member of our educational community. We nurture an environment in which everyone feels valued and respected.
The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Committee, in partnership with the Superintendent and the Board, shall:
A. Assess the current district environment related to diversity, equity and inclusion.
B. Review and make recommendations to applicable district policies and procedures related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
C. Assess district efforts and progress in achieving diversity, equity, and inclusion objectives.
D. Make Recommendations to the Board regarding DEI initiatives that the Committee believes will aid in the implementation of the purpose of this Policy.
E. Present at least quarterly to the Board of Education regarding committee activities