BSDthechange is a space for exploration. It is a space for a gathering of current events that give us a present day framework for exploring issues of diversity and equity in the Burlington School District and around the world. To learn more about the Burlington School District’s Diversity and Equity office visit our website here
Commitment to Diversity & Equity
The Burlington School District recognizes and values the diversity of our students, staff and community. The District is committed to a culture of diversity that reflects the voices, perspectives and differences arising from our diverse community and the world. We believe that it is important for students to understand and appreciate human diversity, develop a capacity for cultural competence, and commit to encouraging inclusion in their future lives.
The District will adopt procedures and implement staff training intended to achieve a diverse and culturally competent school community, inclusive of diverse races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, religious and spiritual beliefs, ages, and physical and learning abilities. The administration shall report to the Board annually on its progress, barriers and outcomes.
This statement on our district’s Commitment to Diversity was approved by the Board of Commissioners on March 10, 2009.