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Board Resolution Affirms Commitment to Inclusion


Denton ISD Board of School Trustees formally adopted a resolution during the Dec. 15, 2020 regular meeting reaffirming the district’s commitment to excellence, diversity and inclusivity.  

           

The resolution states; “the district is committed to seeking and embracing diversity, actively pursuing equity and fostering an environment of inclusion.” Trustees discussed the district’s established goals to celebrate, respect, and promote the value of diversity in the Denton ISD community.

 

“We’ve really been working on this as a part of our larger goals for the district for a long time,” said Dr. Jim Alexander, trustee.  “Achieving equity affects everything we do as a Board.  This resolution assures that we are actively taking steps to promote diversity and multiculturalism in this district.  I’m very pleased and I think we’re moving in the right direction.”

 

Over the years, Denton ISD has demonstrated a proven history of supporting equal rights for all students, staff, families, and community members. The district has been proactive in naming or renaming school facilities to denounce racism, injustice, inequality, and freedom of religious expression by promoting multiculturalism, equity, diversity, and inclusivity.

 

The resolution references the district’s commitment to establishing hiring practices that are reflective of the students and the community served, as well as promoting policies that provide for equitable access to educational opportunities and provide an engagement process for all community members.

 

Through policy review, goal setting and performance metrics, the Board of School Trustees resolved to promote policies that condemn racism and gender discrimination, religious intolerance and discrimination or harassment of students or employees. The resolution continues; “trustees will support initiatives focused on mutual respect, inclusivity, and appreciation for all regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, or gender.”

 

Please click here to view the full Resolution of Inclusivity.