National Indigenous/Native American Heritage Month 2022
American Indians/Indigenous/Native Americans were the original inhabitants of the lands that now constitute the U.S. These Indigenous Americans have made an essential and unique contribution to our Nation and to the world. We pause this month to reflect upon who they are and their lives as people of many nations and we pay specific homage to the Muscogee Creek who are the spiritual guardians of the land upon which CSD stands.
Did you know that Joe Biden is the first US president to recognize IPD? General Information may be found here.
Explore more teaching and learning resources regarding Indigenous/Native/Indian Americans below.
November Heritage Month and Holiday Resources
This work is important.
In City Schools of Decatur, we are committed to aligning educational practices, policies, and resources to ensure that all students have access to and feel welcome to participate in high-quality learning experiences, regardless of race, socioeconomic status, gender, ability, religion, sexual orientation, linguistic diversity, or other cultural characteristics.
CSD will have achieved educational equity when ALL students have the resources, opportunities, and rigorous and relevant learning needed to enable their educational success.
We believe that educational equity requires . . .
high expectations for all students.
a culture that honors all students and staff regardless of cultural or racial background.
a culture that is reflective and inclusive of all students and staff regardless of cultural or racial background.
the systematic use of data to determine and establish an equitable allocation of resources.
the intentional development and implementation of district policies and practices with a focus on amplifying equity.
working together to eliminate predictable patterns of academic achievement based on race, socioeconomic status, and gender.