RAUC Equity Work
Cambridge Public School District Definition of Equity
Equity means that each student, regardless of race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, religion, or socioeconomic status will have access to the opportunities, resources, and support they need to attain their full potential.
Racial Equity means the absence of institutional and structural barriers experienced by people based on race or color, that impede access, opportunities, and results.
Achieving racial equity requires proactive and continuous investment in communities of color, who have endured centuries of systemic oppression. CPS is committed to dismantling structures rooted in white privilege, to hearing and elevating underrepresented voices, and recognizing and eliminating bias.
RAUC School Council Definition
The RAUC School Council serves as an advisory group to the principal for Equity work at RAUC and includes educators and parents/caregivers. Some things the School Council does:
Helps surface equity issues that they see through their role in the community
Suggests ideas for ways to resolve those issues as well as give feedback on school initiatives
Supports more effective partnership between school and families in service of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion
At the first School Council meeting, members engaged in a text rendering activity of the district definitions of equity and developed the following statement regarding equity:
We will be proactive in dismantling institutional structures in order to elevate our students’ potential. Equity is action, takes commitment, is aspirational.