Family Equity Mission Statement
At BHS we stand in solidarity and in opposition to racism, sexism, ableism, classism, ageism, religious discrimnation, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, and all other forms of oppression. The Family Equity Team recognizes the history in which schools were designed to reproduce privilege. We aim to break with this individualistic, discriminatory, and racist tradition by valuing and making space for the collective goals of our diverse community. This requires a shift in mindset from advocating for my child to advocating for our children. The BHS Family Equity Team is committed to ensuring that all members of the school community are treated fairly, equitably, and held together in mutual care. We are committed to confronting and dismantling these historical injustices in order to heal, rebuild, and re-envision a school community that nurtures the social, emotional, and educational needs of all. As such, we create a collective space in which each child is supported in realizing their potential. Every child is our child.
For the 2020 – 2021 School Year, Our team focused on…
Nourishing Relationships amongst staff by building and celebrating community
We felt it important to build trust within our community to ensure everyone on our staff trusted the process to become uncomfortable while still feeling safe.
Creating a functioning Student and Family branch of the Equity Team
Students would frequently attend our meetings over the last few years and we felt it necessary that they have their own platform to do this work
Analyzing our curriculum to determine how we can be more culturally responsive
Our goal was to begin this work during the spring semester; it has been happening in pockets throughout the school but we will be starting our I&S revamp this summer