A Welcoming Environment at Woodland
Woodland School District 50 will consistently practice equity and inclusion in district policies, curriculum, and actions. Woodland will identify and eliminate discriminatory practices. Woodland creates a safe and welcoming environment for all regardless of identity including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, sex, nationality, ability/disability, immigration status, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, socioeconomic status, language.
Woodland students, staff, family, and community members will be affirmed and treated fairly, impartially and non-judgmentally. Every student will receive the tools and supports they need to develop to their full academic and social potential.
Woodland welcomes and includes all students, staff, family, and community members. We will ensure all have an equal opportunity to have a voice, access, and the full supports and services of the community.
Woodland Equity and Inclusivity Committee
Woodland is inviting parents, staff and middle school students to join the Woodland Equity and Inclusivity Committee. The committee will help Woodland fulfill its goals of creating an equitable and inclusive environment for all students. For more information about the committee contact Steve Thomas at (847) 596-5622 or email@example.com
2019 meeting dates are:
- January 14th 7:00 PM at Woodland Middle School
- February 21st 7:00 PM at Woodland Middle School
- April 8th 7:00 PM at Woodland Middle School
- May 21st 7:00 PM at Woodland Middle School
Woodland's Equity and Inclusivity Committee is working with a faciliatator, Mr. Roger Moreano of B.R.I.D.G.E.S. Mr. Moreano is a Warren and Gurnee 56 community member. He has been facilitating the Diversity Committee at Warren since 2015 and has been working with Grayslake Central High School. More about the B.R.I.D.G.E.S. organization can be found at: http://moreanobridges.wixsite.com/diversitybridges
Equity Articles and Current Events
Waldman, K. (2018, July 23). A Sociologist Examines the “White Fragility” That Prevents White Americans from Confronting Racism. The New Yorker. Retrieved from https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/a-sociologist-examines-the-white-fragility-that-prevents-white-americans-from-confronting-racism
The Good Men Project (2017, December 6). Why It’s So Hard to Talk to White People About Racism. Retrieved from https://www.huffingtonpost.com/good-men-project/why-its-so-hard-to-talk-to-white-people-about-racism_b_7183710.html
Raising White kids to be Racial Sensitive and Proactive https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/09/health/race-kids-sensitivity-harvey/index.html
Robinson, R. (2018, September 14). Why Black Parents Fear the Suburbs. Retrieved from https://www.fatherly.com/love-money/culture/black-parents-race-suburbs-childrens-safety/
Pitts, J. (2018). Don't Say Nothing. Retrieved from https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/fall-2016/dont-say-nothing
Collins, C. (2018). What Is White Privilege, Really?. Retrieved from https://www.tolerance.org/magazine/fall-2018/what-is-white-privilege-really
Anzilotti, E. (2018). Kids aren’t failing school–school is failing kids. Download Article Retrieved from https://www.fastcompany.com/90252729/kids-arent-failing-school-school-is-failing-kids?partner=rss&utm_source=facebook.com&utm
2018 Woodland Equity and Inclusivity Survey
This June, Woodland surveyed it parents, staff and middle school students to understand how our community views the culture and environment at Woodland. The results from this survey will form a baseline for the efforts of Woodland's Equity and Inclusivity Committee.