Culturally Responsive Education

The current education system promises limitless possibilities while perpetuating deep inequities. We acknowledge that there is work to be done in order to address these inequities that exist all around us. Challenging ourselves to live by higher standards requires diligence, awareness, and courage. It is not enough to say that we are committed to social justice or creating an equitable school. We must meet the moment by committing to an anti-racist education that equips every student with the knowledge and skills to create a more equitable and just world.

Anti Racism and Equity Committee Mission Statement

The mission of the Frontier Regional School District and Union 38 Anti-Racism & Equity Committee is to guide the district in identifying, describing, and dismantling the systemic racism and oppression embedded within our schools and communities. Through the combined efforts of staff, students and community members, the committee will develop steps for the work needed to transform our systems and policies.

Our Vision

We embrace a vision of education as a powerful system for disrupting structural racism, and fulfilling our nation’s promise of equal opportunity for all. Educational equity means that all students experience:

  1. Instruction that challenges, engages, and empowers learners

  2. Access to standards-based, content-rich, culturally affirming curriculum

  3. Explicit anti-racist discussion, practice, and action

  4. School culture that fosters positive identity, belonging, agency, and purpose

Our Commitment

We commit to:

  • Examining how racism exists within us as individuals, and in the fabric of our organization, its policies, culture, and traditions.

  • Educating ourselves and taking action over time to grow as an anti-racist organization.

  • Examining and teaching antiracist curricula that creates an inclusive school community where all people are respected, valued and welcomed.

  • Reexamining policies and procedures to ensure they support our antiracist vision.

Historical Context for our Work

In the summer of 2020, the district embarked on the work of anti racism, equity, and dismantling systemic racism. A district-wide Anti Racism and Equity Committee comprised of community members, students, teachers, and administrators was established to help guide this work.

Four subcommittees were formed and met throughout the 2020-21 school year:

  1. Professional Development

  2. Curriculum

  3. Policies and Procedures

  4. School Culture

Goals were established in the fall of 2020 for the 2020/2021 school year and are outlined in this website.

Year One Foundational Goals

  • Expand our knowledge of the history of racism in this country to better understand our present context.

  • Reflect on our own identities and how they affect how we lead, teach, problem-solve, communicate.

  • Identify how systemic racism has impacted our schools, communities, and personal lives and use this knowledge to make effective changes.

Thank you to all of our committee members, faculty, and administrators for committing to this work as we move toward a more equitable future.

This website will be updated periodically with new information as we move forward.

2021-2022 Goals are under development

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