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Equitable Educational Practices
Clayton County Public School Places Emphasis on Equitable Educational Practices
Posted on 12/04/2020
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Clayton County Public Schools believes that excellence for all can only be achieved through equity. As a result of this belief, Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Morcease J. Beasley established the CCPS Equity and Compliance division to establish and uphold equitable educational and professional practices throughout the school system at the start of his tenure. 

As the Clayton County Public School district continues its commitment to fairness and equality, the Division of Equity and Compliance, through the establishment of an Equity Committee is taking active steps to ensure that district practices reflect our belief in educational equity. Other action steps include developing a robust equity Board policy and initiating an equity review to focus on this as a multi-level project. The goal and purpose of this work is to make certain our actions continue to advance an equitable learning environment and school culture.

Equity in education requires putting systems in place to ensure that every child has an equal chance for success. That requires understanding the unique challenges and barriers faced by individual students or by populations of students and providing additional supports to help them overcome those barriers. Clayton County Public Schools commitment to equity will be shown by:

  • Preparing all students to succeed in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual global society by ensuring a culturally relevant curriculum.
  • Continuing to examine and eliminate institutional beliefs, policies, practices, and teaching that perpetuate disparities in achievement.
  • Ensuring that equitable distribution of resources across schools is based on individual campus and community needs, and moves away from a “fair is equal” approach.
  • Providing all CCPS students with access to resources, opportunities, supports, enrichments, and interventions that maximize academic success and promote social-emotional growth.
  • Identifying and removing barriers in our current policies, procedures, systems, or practices that limit opportunities for our students.
  • Establishing family and community partnerships (e.g., parents, health and social service agencies, community organizations, businesses, and universities) to better address the needs of students and families.

As we continue this work, it is critical that all stakeholders understand the importance of their roles in this crucial effort. For more information about Clayton County Public Schools’ commitment to equitable educational opportunities and practices, please see policy IAB: Educational Accountability (attached) as revised on June 1, 2020, as well as the presentation (attached) presented to the Board of Education on Monday, November 30, 2020

Click here to view IAB: Educational Accountability. Click here to view the presentation.