Equity

Racial Equity

  • Using the findings of the Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium’s Anti-Racism Audit on MCPS to find comprehensive solutions to racial disparities 

  • Revising curricula to be more inclusive of communities of color 

  • Hiring teachers and staff members who reflect the diversity of MCPS students

  • Disaggregating demographic data to uncover racial disparities

  • Requiring professional development, with student input, around racial discrimination and implicit bias for all teachers and staff members

  • Ensuring the the police (Community Engagement Officers) are completely removed from schools to prevent the continuation of disproportionate arrests of Black and Latinx students and students with disabilities 

  • Implementing student-led anti-hate teaching in every elementary, middle, and high school to prevent incident of hate

Gender/LGBTQ+ Equity

  • Increasing the amount of gender neutral restrooms at every school

  • Ensuring that schools are providing and publicizing gender-neutral bathrooms

  • Providing students with the option to easily change to their preferred name on all platforms including StudentVUE and Canvas

  • Revising curricula to be more inclusive of LGBTQ+ communities

  • Ensuring dress codes and the enforcement of dress codes do not discriminate against any students

  • Ensuring that all bathrooms provide students with free menstrual hygiene products

  • Revising curricula to be more inclusive of womxn communities

  • Implementing student-led anti-hate teaching in every elementary, middle, and high school to prevent incident of hate

Opportunity Gap

  • Recognizing educational disparities between schools and demographics and prioritizing racial equity

  • Using the findings of the Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium’s Anti-Racism Audit on MCPS to find comprehensive solutions to racial disparities 

  • Creating equitable school boundaries so that a student’s zip code, socio-economic status, or race does not determine the quality of their education

  • Expanding free MCPS-provided tutoring to reach a greater amount of students 

  • Translating all distributed MCPS materials in an increased amount of languages

  • Providing students with access to necessary technology including Chromebooks and internet routers

Support for Disabled and Nuerodivergent Students

  • Ensuring that all MCPS schools and facilities meet and go beyond ADA compliance to be accessible to all students

  • Providing closed captions on all materials provided by MCPS

  • Ensuring that 504’s, IEP’s, and extended time accommodations are easily accessible and are being provided

  • Supporting the Learning for Independence program

Increasing Accountability in Schools for Incidents of Hate

  • Recognizing acts of hate and violence within MCPS

  • Implementing student-led anti-hate teaching in every elementary, middle, and high school to prevent incident of hate

  • Ensuring school administrations take student security concerns seriously and respond to them immediately

  • Increasing accountability for MCPS staff, teachers, and students

Professional Development and Teacher Education 

  • Requiring professional development for teachers and staff members to be create inclusive classrooms

  • Using student input to create teacher-trainings around sensitivity

  • Ensuring that classrooms are safe for all students

Equitable School Boundaries

  • Prioritizing diversity and equity in creating new school boundaries

  • Closing the opportunity gap by ensuring that a student’s zip code, socio-economic status, or race does not determine the quality of their education

  • Working to solve issues of overcrowding and long travel times with new boundaries

  • Working with the local communities of students and families in creating new boundaries