PV Partners for Equity and Inclusion

What's new for PV Partners?
There is recognition that not all in our District feel respected, included, or entitled to the same opportunities. In response, a network of staff, students, parents, and community members have come together as partners for the purpose of improving the cultural competence in our school communities and eliminating disrespectful and hurtful incidents. Over the past two years, PV Partners for Equity and Inclusion has created a greater awareness and understanding of differences and facilitated increased inclusionary practices districtwide. 

During the 2020-21 school year, the work of PV Partners is evolving. There are equity conversations occurring with students who feel marginalized, culturally responsive teaching approaches being incorporated into learning activities, and trauma treatment sessions for various stakeholder groups. There will also be select focus group discussions scheduled for the purpose of realizing additional steps towards eliminating inequities in our schools and greater community. 

Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic  Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students:  Hammond, Zaretta L.: 9781483308012: Amazon.com: Books

In the 2020-21 school year, the District is continuing its consulting with Mr. Arthur Mitchell of Catalysis Education Solutions. Mr. Mitchell focused his discussions on the administrative team during the 2019-20 school year and this year, is extending the conversations to staff. Faculty and staff will continue to develop a greater awareness of diversity, inclusionary practices, and cultural competency. Ms. Geri Brown of Liberate Artists, Inc. is also consulting for the District, focusing her time and attention on high school students who wish to discuss their school experiences and work collaboratively to create positive change. 

Mr. Arthur Mitchell, Catalysis Education Solutions                    Ms. Geri Brown, Liberate Artists, Inc.

PV Partners for Equity and Inclusion
Meeting Schedule for 2020-21 
All meetings are open to the public. Please feel free to attend. 
  • July, 10, 2020, 6:30pm-8:00pm, Zoom meeting
  • December, 3, 2020, 6:30pm-8:00pm, Zoom meeting
  • February 4, 2021, 6:30pm-8:00pm, Zoom meeting
  • March 23, 2021, 6:30pm-8:00pm, Zoom meeting 
  • April 14, 2021, 6:30pm-8:00pm, Zoom meeting
*Focus group conversations with select community members have also occurred this school year. Topics have included virtual learning, opportunities for students of color and mindfulness.

The goal is for our school communities to reach a level of competence where “all truly means all.”