The Elmsford Union Free School District is committed to providing an inclusive and equitable learning environment for every student.
“Equity is the state, quality, or ideal of being just, impartial and fair. The concept of equity is synonymous with fairness and justice. To be achieved and sustained, equity needs to be thought of as a structural and systemic concept, and not as idealistic. Equity is a robust system and dynamic process that reinforces and replicates equitable ideas, power, resources, strategies, conditions, habits, and outcomes. Systematic equity is a complex combination of interrelated elements designed to create, support, and sustain social justice (NYSED Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework, 2019)."
"Educational equity means each student has what they need to:
- define & experience their own success,
- experience joy in learning everyday, and
- see themselves reflected in the content of their learning as well as the educators who serve them.
It provides a climate in school that attends to race, ethnicity, language, culture, gender identity & expression, sexual orientation, religion, dis/ability, and socioeconomic status (McCabe Zwerger, 2017)."
Our District-wide Equity Team consists of 24 members and represents stakeholders from each of our schools and includes teachers, staff, administrators, students, parents, board of education, and community members.
If you are looking to learn more about our Equity Team goals and/or the work being done, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Baiocco at (914) 592-6632 or firstname.lastname@example.org.