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Commitment to Equity

In Jeffco Public Schools, Equity means that each child receives what they need to develop to their full academic, career, and social potential.

Equal and equitable are related terms but are different. In an educational context, equal means everyone gets the same. Equitable means that each student gets what they need to succeed.

Research supports that Jeffco has challenges ensuring that students who have been historically underserved (those students qualifying for free and reduced lunch, identifying as racial and ethnic minorities, English language learners, special education) receive what they need in order to be academically successful.

The work of the Equity Tactic Team is to support the leaders responsible for actualizing our strategic plan to continually address these challenges using an equity lens in order to ensure students get what they need to develop to their full academic, career, and social potential.

Theory of Action

IF Jeffco Public Schools develops and uses resources (talent/support/funding/facilities) equitably, THEN students from under-served populations (FRL, Minority, SPED, ELL) will develop to their full academic, career, and social potential.

SMART Goal

  • By the 2022 school year, students identified as under-served will increase academic and career readiness as demonstrated by growth in at least the 55th percentile on the (P)SAT. 
  • By the 2022 school year, students identified as under-served will increase social readiness as demonstrated by an average response of 3.75 on the Make Your Voice Heard (MYVH) survey.  

Tactic Team

Dave Kollar (Tactic Lead) - Director, Student Engagement
David Bell - Director, Employment Services
Dr. Carol Eaton - Executive Director, Instructional Data Services
Eric Everding - Achievement Director
Jason Firestone - Manager, Student Engagement Office
Maggie Guntren - ESL/Dual Language Resource Teacher
Jessica Havens - Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
Jodi Novy - Director, Special Education
Tim Reed - Executive Director, Facilities
Linda Reyes - Director, Title 1
Arianne Rivera - Diversity and Inclusion Specialist
Magali Saez-Cox - Coordinator, Instructional Coaches
Nicole Stewart - Director, Budget and Treasury
Celeste Sultze - Achievement Director
David Weiss - Principal, Westgate Elementary

Stocktakes

Commitment to Equity BOE Stocktake_6.7.18

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