The Board of Education approved an equity resolution at its April 11, 2018 meeting. The resolution was the result of work over the previous year and will be the lens the Board and District uses to focus work in the coming years.
A Resolution to Adopt Equity as the Guiding Principle
In the Ferguson-Florissant School District
WHEREAS, the Ferguson-Florissant School District Board of Education is committed to the success of every student in each of our schools and to achieving our mission of ensuring that all students graduate ready for college, career, and life.
WHEREAS, we believe the responsibility for student success is shared broadly by District staff, administrators, instructors, communities, and families.
WHEREAS, we believe that it is the right of every student to have an equitable educational experience within the Ferguson-Florissant School District consistent with state and federal law.
WHEREAS, the concept of educational equity goes beyond formal equality—where all students are treated the same—to providing a barrier-free environment where all students, regardless of their race, social class, geographic location or other personal characteristics such as creed, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, age, economic status, gender, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, pregnancy status, marital status, physical appearance, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, have the opportunity to benefit equally.
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Ferguson-Florissant School District is focused on closing the opportunity gap and creating learning communities that provide support and academic enrichment programs for all students.