Board policy sets a course of action through establishing local legislation by which the school entity is held accountable for measurable outcomes.

The Educational Equity Policy management services is for school entities that choose to prioritize equity by systematically embedding equity into the school entity’s structure, identity and practices through policy.

To embed equity into reviewing existing policies with an equity lens and/or developing equity focused policies remember these action steps:

 

Policy 832. Educational Equity Policy Template

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Reviewing policies with an equity lens

Reviewing Policies with an Equity Lens

This guidance will help school leaders apply the equity lens approach specifically to policy documents, in order to identify and address gaps and disparities in board policies. View the full document under the equity resources tab on myPSBA.org.

User Guide for Educational Equity Policy—Leading for Equity

This guide for the Educational Equity Policy has been designed to assist users with drafting a customized policy that meets the specific needs and context of their school entity. View the full document under the equity resources tab on myPSBA.org.

Communications Support: Educational Equity Policy- Leading for Equity

Communications Support: Educational Equity Policy- Leading for Equity

In the adoption of an equity policy, it is essential to communicate clearly to stakeholders the components of the policy and why the board is taking this action. This document provides sample messages to help communicate with students, parents/guardians, staff members and community members about the development and the need for an Educational Equity Policy. View the full document under the equity resources tab on myPSBA.org.

For information about equity policy management services, contact Dr. Heather Bennett at (717) 506-2450 ext. 3384 and Davelyn Smeltzer at ext. 3357.