SUPPORTS & RESOURCES

Kent ISD & Member District Special Education Equity Statement

We are committed to eliminating barriers that are grounded in systemic bias, structural racism, and other forms of racial disparities for our Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color with disabilities. In support of our students with disabilities reaching their fullest potential, we will actively engage in learning and leadership to:

  • Promote culturally responsive special education programs/services

  • Advocate for practices and procedures that eliminate over/under representation in qualifying for special education

  • Promote equitable discipline practices that reduce disproportionate removals

  • Promote practices to eliminate disproportionate participation in more restrictive settings

  • Seek engagement and promote collaboration with families in the IEP process

  • Hire staff who are representative of the students with disabilities being served