Equity is one of the six pillars of our 2019-2025 Strategic Plan
We will address the unique challenges and barriers students may need by providing opportunities that lead to equitable outcomes. We will prepare every student to connect and contribute to the community in which they live.
Recognize and support populations of students who have been historically underserved to eliminate gaps in outcomes and achievement
Learn the many assets and strengths of families, students, and their respective communities
Develop culturally responsive practices
Ensure inclusive environments that value contributions from all groups
Utilize trauma-informed pedagogy
Provide staff and students space to develop agency, and shift ownership of learning from teachers to students
Engage in intentional efforts that eliminate the achievement gaps that persist for students
Hire a diverse workforce that reflects the students we serve
Create a process to ensure equity is at the center of all decision-making
Measures of Progress
Students are active participants in the Washougal School District, from the classroom to the board room, and help share the experiences and opportunities we offer.
Students and staff work closely together to build instructional spaces in classrooms that function as a community of learners where students are co-author of their educational journey.
This process involves listening to and acting on student concerns; incorporating the knowledge, interest, and perspectives students bring each day; and making sure students feel seen, heard, and valued.
Our district and schools work to include authentic student input on instruction, school structures, and school policies to promote student engagement and ownership.
Our school board has student representatives who attend board meetings, share feedback, and cast advisory votes to help guide the school board.