From people and programs to policies and processes – Eastern Carver County Schools is taking action to improve our work in driving towards an equitable school community. All students and families must feel valued, respected and understood, and this work requires more intentional and proactive strategies around diversity and inclusion. We have recently concluded engagement in more than 50 feedback sessions with a variety of constituents on a draft of our district’s equity vision to define the “what” and the “why” of this work as well as a framework to define the “how.” Equity in Eastern Carver County Schools is our collective responsibility and can only be achieved by mutual accountability.

Our district is looking to establish an Equity Advisory Council to provide direction and leadership as well as serve as a lens to Eastern Carver County Schools in implementing change. The council will help develop broad ownership of the work to become a more welcoming, culturally competent and equitable school district.

Initial tasks for this council will include finalizing the district equity vision and framework as well as determining avenues for community engagement and dialogue moving forward. Membership will be determined collaboratively by the superintendent and a group of community members. To begin the conversation, if you are interested or can suggest someone who may be interested in the prospect of serving on an Equity Advisory Council for Eastern Carver County Schools, please respond to the following questions at the link below by noon on Friday, May 3rd. The selection committee will begin their work immediately.