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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

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Piedmont is committed to creating safe and inclusive environments at each of our schools.  Our vision is to create a school culture where everyone belongs.  Progress towards this is made by creating inclusive environments where all individuals feel safe, valued, cared for and seen for all parts of their identity.  

Two school board policies anchor and guide the work of diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging for our district:

 

Three Focal Spheres to Bolster a Strong Foundation for Equity

   ●        Administration

               ○        Leadership Retreat with focus on Belonging

               ○        Monthly learning opportunities with Admin Team

   ●        PUSD Staff DEIB Council creating content and programs at each of the 6 sites, Wellness Center and District Office

   ●        Professional development opportunities

               ○        Aug 7 PD Day - DEIB focus trischool elementary & PMS DEIB focus

               ○        Oct 6 PD Day - Elementary focus on Restorative Practices

               ○        March 2024 - Special Education Anti-ableism

               ○        2 CCT Sessions at Tri school elementary

               ○        4 CCT Sessions at PMS

 

             ●        Staff Flex PD offering: Culturally Responsive
Teaching and The Brain by Zaretta Hammond

             ●        Developing Gender Leadership Teams at each of 6 sites

             ●        Holding district staff BIPOC Network meetings

             ●        Creating district Restorative Justice efforts