• May 15, 2023

    Equity Audit Underway!


    The Livingston Public Schools was tasked with finding a high quality, expert equity auditing firm to conduct a third party equity audit beginning this year.  To locate this firm, we began by gathering recommendations from local districts, school administrator associations, and other sources.  Each candidate/firm was interviewed and their work was researched by district administrators.  When two candidates/firms were found that had evidence of exemplary work in this area, a committee of community members, members of the BOE, and district administrators was organized to make the final decision.  The Rowan University Partnership for Educational Equity and Research (PEER) Lab dba a2z Equity Coaching, Inc. was selected, and ultimately approved by the Board of Education. 

    Our Equity Auditors will be visiting our LPS schools as indicated below.   Over the course of the full audit period beginning May 16, 2023 and spanning four to six months, the auditors will engage in focus group discussions with members of the LPS community including staff, students, and parents.  Their visits will include observations within our schools, classrooms, and offices.  Auditors will be visiting classrooms, meeting with student groups from grade 4 and up, and with teachers during their first round of onsite visits.  You will hear from your school’s principal as the visit gets closer.

    Schedule for the first round of onsite visits with student and teacher groups:


    Tues,  May 16

    Wed, May 17

    Mon, May 22

    Tues, May 23

    Tues, May 30

    Wed, May 31


    Mt. Pleasant Elementary 

    Collins Elementary

    Burnet Hill Elementary

    Livingston High School

    Mt. Pleasant Middle 

    Heritage Middle School


    Harrison Elementary

    Hillside Elementary

    Riker Hill Elementary

    Livingston High School

    Mt. Pleasant Middle 

    Heritage Middle School


    The auditors will also be scheduling focus group opportunities for parents.  Please see the schedule below.  Each meeting will be held by Zoom.  The Zoom link will be shared with each invited group on the day of the meeting via email.  

    Tuesday, May 30th, 5:30 p.m. via Zoom - PT Council

    Monday, June 5th, 7:00 p.m. via Zoom - SEPAC Executive Committee Parent Members

    Wednesday, June 7th, 7:00 p.m. via Zoom - Parents of New Families to Livingston

    Thursday, June 8th, 7:00 p.m. via Zoom - Parents of Elementary School Students

    Tuesday, June 13th, 7:00 p.m. via Zoom - Parents of Middle School Students

    Thursday, June 15th, 7:00 p.m. via Zoom - Parents of High School Students