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    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.

  • The Burnet Hill Elementary School's Equity team supports the district goals and has individualized our work towards the achievement of these goals as indicated below: 

    1. Through utilizing the 100%s and tying it to the Bobcat Award at Community Meetings, students will lead our monthly Community Meetings and lead initiatives that involve things such as charity, social programming and equity with their peers.  This will foster the opportunity for student-led equity driven programs within our community.

    2. Taking into account the incredibly diverse population at Burnet Hill, ensure that all staff are provided with professional development opportunities to raise awareness of inclusion in all aspects of school community and culture.  Ensure that our neurodiverse students are purposefully included when possible in school activities, events, and programming (Community Meetings, buddy systems, field trips, recess/lunch, specials, Fun Fridays, etc.).

Burnet Hill Equity Team FAQs

  • What is the Burnet Hill Equity Team?

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    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. We are in the very early stages of our work and with each day we realize how much more we need to do in ensuring each of our students know they belong and are sure they are valued in our schools. 

    In response to this goal, LPS created District and Building Equity Teams to put “equity into action” at every level across the school community through:

    • Data analysis and planning
    • Coaching educators on equity, anti-racism and inclusion in the classroom.
    • Planning and facilitating community conversations

    The Equity Teams continue to work with teachers to make instruction more responsive to diversity, and inclusive of various cultures. The teams also work to strategically implement professional development and school-based programming focused on diversity, anti-racism, and cultural inclusivity in teaching and learning in order to create a common language and set of expectations for the school community.

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  • What are the goals of the Burnet Hill Equity Team this year?

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    The Equity teams continue to work with teachers to make instruction more responsive to diversity, and inclusive of various cultures. The teams also work to strategically implement professional development and school-based programming focused on diversity, anti-racism, and cultural inclusivity in teaching and learning in order to create a common language and set of expectations for the school community.

    DISTRICT GOAL: Community and Culture - Engaging all stakeholders, especially students and their families and guardians, in educational programs is essential to creating a community of equity in our school district. Ensure just outcomes for each student, raise marginalized voices, and challenge imbalances of power and privilege. 

    • Review School and District-Wide Equity Data
    • District-Wide Equity Audit
    • Community Survey from 10/26
    • HIB Data from 2022-23 School Year
    • Provide Educational Opportunities for Students, Staff, and Community Members to Increase Positive Student-Student and Student-Teacher Interactions around Culture and Equity
    • Continue Curriculum, Assessment, and Instructional Audit beyond the Social Studies discipline
    • Continue to use Talents of Faculty/Staff to facilitate our Equity Work
     
    The Burnet Hill Elementary School's Equity team supports the district goals and has individualized our work towards the achievement of these goals as indicated below:
     
    1. Through utilizing the 100%s and tying it into the Bobcat Award at Community Meetings, students will lead our monthly Community Meetings and lead initiatives that involve things such as charity, social programming, and equity with their peers. This will foster the opportunity for student-led equity driven programs within our community. 
     
    2. Taking into account the incredibly diverse population at Burnet Hill, ensure that all staff are provided with professional development opportunities to raise awareness of inclusion in all aspects of school community and culture. Ensure that our neurodiverse students are purposefully included when possible in school activities, events, and programming (Community Meetings, buddy systems, field trips, recess/lunch, specials, Fun Fridays, etc.). 
     
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  • How can I get involved?

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    If you are interested in learning more about and/or joining the Burnet Hill Equity Team, please reach out to Lisa Barreto at lsamabarreto@livingston.org.

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Burnet Hill Equity Team Members

Name Email Address
Sarah O'Brien sobrien@livingston.org
Jacqui Byrne jbyrne@livingston.org
Courtney Ferraro cferraro@livingston.org
Lara Moskowitz lmoskowitz@livingston.org
Jean Peslak jpeslak@livingston.org
Justin Hirschtritt permease@aol.com
Fang Gong fangfang06@gmail.com
Madison Hom mhom@livingston.org
Carly Haggerty chaggerty@livingston.org
Lisa Barreto lsamabarreto@livingston.org
Ally Sunberg ally.sunberg@gmail.com

Upcoming Meeting Dates

  • 2023-2024 School Year 

    • October 26
    • November 28
    • December 19
    • January 25
    • February 28
    • March 19
    • April 30
    • May 28
    • June 12