Equity in Action Committee

  • The role of the Equity in Action Committee (formerly Equity in Education Committee) is to act as a district committee that provides feedback  to the district administration and Board of Education regarding the district’s anti-bias/anti-racism work, particularly in the areas of curricula, professional development, hiring and retention, school culture, and family/community engagement. The Equity in Action Committee will be guided by the WGSD Equity Resolution and Anti-Bias/Anti-Racism Policy.

    Meets: 4 times per year from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m., WGSD Service Center 3232 S. Brentwood Blvd Webster Groves, MO 63119

    2024 - 2025 Dates: September 23, November 4, January 27, and April 14 

    Co-Chairs: Director, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and Director, Learning Support Services

    Length of term: 3 years 

    Membership:
    The voting membership will include the Assistant Superintendent of Learning, SSD Director of Special Education, and one representative from each school and WAFC, a student from the High School Principal Advisory Committee, Business/Operations, and Human Resources. The committee will be chaired by the Director of DEI and co-chaired by the Director of Learning Support Services. Members from the WGSD, PTOs, and the community are encouraged and welcome to attend the EIA’s meetings. 

    Equity in Action Committee will:

    • Review and examine District disaggregated data to identify strengths and any bias that may prevent students from succeeding. 
    • Celebrate individuals, groups, and schools making significant contributions toward becoming an inclusive and equitable community. 
    • Collect and maintain updates from each school’s PTO equity committee. 
    • Highlight best practices for embedding equity into practice.
    • Serve as a catalyst for community actions and resources directed toward becoming an inclusive and equitable school. 

    Purpose: To act as a district committee that provides guidance to the district administration and Board of Education regarding the district’s anti-bias/anti-racism work, particularly in the areas of curricula, professional development, hiring and retention, school culture, and family/community engagement. The Equity in Action Committee will be guided by the WGSD Equity Resolution and Anti-Bias/Anti-Racism Policy.

     

    Alignment to Strategic Plan: Expand access to free extracurricular and after-school learning support opportunities for K-12 students G1-Ob1-S6. Audit supplemental district/school educational expenses and seek creative funding solutions to expand access for students and families G1-Ob1-S8. Staff engage in professional learning in diversity, equity, and inclusion G3-Ob1-S1. Staff engage in professional learning in diversity, equity, and inclusion G3-Ob1-S1. Enhance partnerships to expand social and emotional resources for students and staff to access G3-Ob1-S5. 


    Preliminary Goals: To provide feedback and guidance on the five Strategic Plan objectives that are directly related to equity.