SAS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

Effective April 2020, Saline Area Schools has entered into a collaborative Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) group with members of the broader Saline Community - titled "SAS Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Leadership Coalition." Our participation and contribution to this organization will be an extension of the foundation built by the (previous) Saline DEI Committee. 


Coalition Declaration

Saline Area Schools welcomes and encourages the integration of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our internal culture, systems, and practices, as well as how we engage externally in the Saline community. We aspire to involve and reflect the communities we serve because having varied perspectives helps generate better ideas to solve the complex problems of a changing world. We have a shared responsibility to live by the inclusive practices we hope to see in the communities we serve and demonstrate how embracing our differences can make us stronger and better. We acknowledge this is a process of ongoing learning and intentionally seek to engage in enriched dialogue and deepen our relationships along the way.

members + organizations of the coalition 


  • SALINE PARENTS: Tiffanie Alexander, Aramide Pinheiro - Boatswain, Brian Wright, Channon N. Washington, Shimul Bhuva, Cory Belote, Karen Brown, Lauren Hornberger, Heather Finch. 
  • SALINE STUDENTS: Lev H,  Mariana P, Maya S
  • CITY OF SALINE: Brain Marl 
  • SALINE AREA SCHOOLS: Steve Laatsch, Bridgette Sparks, Terri-lyn Pickett