8-601 - Promotion of Equity Among Students in the Newtown School District

Policy 8-601

PROMOTION OF EQUITY AMONG STUDENTS IN THE NEWTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT

The Newtown Board of Education accepts that it has a key role in achieving the objective of equity within its jurisdiction and in contributing to beneficial relationships among all people in the wider society.

Therefore, the Board of Education affirms its commitment to the following: 1) the pursuit of equity for all its students regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, or religion; and 2) the promotion of positive attitudes that respect the diversity of our society.

In pursuit of this equity, the Board is committed to:
1. the development and promotion of respect among students and within the entire community;
2. provision in its programs of opportunities for students to develop positive attitudes toward and relations with a diversity of people; and
3. the teaching and use of materials that promote the learning about and appreciation of people's similarities and differences.

Adopted 10/10/95