Diversity, Inclusion, Equity

Equity, Inclusion and Diversity

The district focuses on various techniques for creating an equitable learning climate for all students regardless of culture, ethnicity, race, language, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, exceptionality, family style, social status, religion and belief systems by providing support to enhance the school community’s understanding of cultures and perspectives.

Race and Ethnicity

  • Get comfortable talking and learning about race, racism, and racial inequity
  • Teach kids to be conscious of race. When adults are silent about race or use “colorblind” rhetoric, they are reinforcing prejudice in children.
  • Be proactive. Refuse to be afraid of or silent about race and pointing out different skin colors on television or in books.

Resources

LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, transgender, queer)

  • Use appropriate language. Learn new terms as language and terminology.
  • Always use the pronouns and name people want to use. If you are unsure, ask.
  • Confront inappropriate language and behaviors.

Resources

  • Kaleidoscope Youth Center works in partnership with young people in Central Ohio to create safe and empowering spaces for LGBTQQA youth through advocacy, education, support, and community engagement. 
  • TransOhio provides services, education, support, and advocacy which promotes and improves the health, safety, and life experiences of the Ohio transgender individual and community. 
  • GLSEN works to create safe and affirming schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 
  • Gender Spectrum helps to create gender sensitive and inclusive environments for all children and teens. 

For More Information

Leisan C. Smith
Director Student and Community Engagement
348 South Cassingham Road
Bexley, Ohio 43209
(614) 231-7611 ext. 4115