Livingston Public Schools’ Equity Goal seeks to improve the culture and community with LPS by enhancing inclusiveness, cultural awareness, anti-racism, and acceptance of individual differences through mandated curricular programming, extracurricular programming, and district operations.
LPS Equity Team FAQs
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What are the "100%s"?
Here is a sampling of some the things that the LPS Equity and Diversity Team has accomplished and continues to work on this school year!
• Established Social Justice Teams, grades 4-6
• Held MPM Equity Summit for Fifth Grade
• Named 4th-6th Grade Student Social Justice Leaders (*to be done in June)
• Created Student focus groups on equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in all schools
• Held Community-Advisory periods, grades 6-12 with a
focus on equity, inclusion, and anti-racism
• Created official district equity commitment statements, known as the “100%s”
• Worked to grow identity affinity groups in
middle and high schools
•Increased character and author diversity of
Media Center selections, classroom libraries
and grade level texts/novels
• Offered staff professional development on
equity, anti-racism, inclusion, instructional tools through coaching from outside organizations,
book studies, conferences, professional
discourse, and collaboration
• Staff engagement on building and district equity teams
• Implemented curriculum resource expansion in Media Center selections and academic departments
• Continued collaboration between LPS Human Resources and organizations that actively recruit diverse candidates
• Created a School Budget that allocates funds for building-based equity coach stipends, advanced equity training, and expanded professional development for all staff
• Established official equity statements, known as the “100%s,” as a staff commitment
• Conducted parent equity survey and presented results to BOE
•Expanded Equity Teams to include all interested parents
• Created District facilitated Affinity Groups
• Created District and school-based web pages with accessible equity resources
• Utilized District newsletter “Spotlight” to share with all members of community where information regarding our equity work is accessible
• Worked to grow parent leadership and participation in building-wide cultural events
• Established Equity Committees as part the HSA/PTA structure
• Revised the academic calendar to recognize holidays important to our community members