Ensuring Respect for Diversity Equity and Inclusion
Affirmative Action to Ensure Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
The Margate City School District Board of Education shall adopt and implement written educational equity policies that:
- Recognize and value the diversity of persons and groups within society and promote the acceptance of persons of diverse backgrounds regardless of race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, or socioeconomic status; and
- Promote equal educational opportunity and foster through policies, programs, and practices of the district board of education a learning environment that is free from all forms of prejudice, discrimination, and harassment based upon race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender, religion, disability, or socioeconomic status.
What does diversity, equity and inclusion look like in the classroom?
Many educators already implement educational practices that foster inclusive environments. The following evidence-based practices can be leveraged to meet the requirements of the Diversity and Inclusion law:
- Have high expectations of all students;
- Allow student voice and choice;
- Utilize culturally responsive practices;
- Implement social and emotional learning practices; and
- Include resources that reflect the contributions of individuals with different gender and sexual orientations, races and ethnicities, mental and physical disabilities and religious beliefs
- Center for Educational Equity
This library of resources from Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium offers educational equity research, resources, webinars and best practices to assist educators in understanding a wide range of topics related to educational equity.
- Project READY: Reimagining Equity & Access for Diverse Youth
This website hosts a series of free, online professional development modules for school and public youth services librarians, library administrators and others interested in improving their knowledge about race and racism, racial equity and culturally sustaining pedagogy.
- The National Association for Multicultural Education
This organization created a set of resources for teachers and teacher professional developers who want to know why multicultural education makes sense in the classroom, what it means and what teachers can do.
- Educator Tools for Talking About Race
The Smithsonian Institute provides K-12 educators of all disciplines a collection of featured teaching tools, scholarly resources and interactive materials that center around their initative Our Shared Future: Reckoning with Our Racial Past.
- Transformative SEL as a Lever for Equity & Social Justice
The Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning (CASEL) answers the question "How Does SEL Support Educational Equity and Excellence?" and provides resources intended to transform inequitable settings and systems and promote justice-oriented civic engagement.
- UDL Rising to Equity
This update to the Universal Design for Learning Guidelines focuses specifically on addressing systemic barriers that result in inequitable learning opportunities and outcomes.
New Jersey Administrative Code
Comprehensive Equity Plan
- Affirmative Action Team
- Three-Year Comprehensive Equity Plan
- Grievance Procedures
- Grievance Report and Appeal Forms
Equal Educational Opportunity