JBB - Educational Equity
HOPKINTON SCHOOL COMMITTEE POLICY
The school committee believes student populations, when disaggregated by race/ethnicity, gender/gender identity, national origin, language, special education, socioeconomic status, and mobility, have the same spread of academic abilities and ability to achieve. Therefore, the school district monitors and corrects, through careful investigation and mitigation, any statistical disproportionality in achievement between populations of which we have a large enough sample size. The four broad ways in which we accomplish this are:
Systematically, when appropriate, using district wide and individual school-level data, disaggregated as stated above, to inform district decision-making.
Dismantling barriers that impede student achievement.
Ensuring equitable access to rigorous and appropriately challenging academic coursework, as well as social-emotional learning opportunities that prepare all students for graduation and success in a diverse local, national, and global community
Striving to eliminate any predictability of disproportionate over-representation of students identified by race/ethnicity, poverty, or gender in special education, discipline referrals and suspensions, and under-representation in honors level or other advanced learning courses or learning experiences.
The Superintendent, upon request, will periodically report to the Committee the progress of the implementation of this policy.
May 20, 2021
August 12, 2021
January 20, 2022
March 3, 2022
March 17, 2022
October 27, 2022
October 27, 2022
- A - Foundations and Basic Commitments
- B - School Board Governance and Operations
- C - General School Administration
- D - Fiscal Management
- E - Support Services
- F - Facilities Development
- G - Personnel
- H - Negotiations
- I - Instructional Program
- J - Students
- K - School-Community Relations
- L - Education Agency Relations