We are ALL IN!
This work is important.
In City Schools of Decatur, we are committed to educational equity - that is - 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.
This website outlines the history of equity work in CSD, provides information regarding our ongoing work, and serves as an equity resource repository for educators, students, and family members.
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.