Vision for Equity and Anti-Racism
Clear Paths. Bright Futures. No Limits.
To inspire and prepare all students to realize their potential and enhance our global community.
Equity and Anti-Racism Vision
We, the members of West Hartford Public Schools, dedicate ourselves to the pursuit of equity. Equitable schools are those that value and honor ALL in our community as unique individuals capable of maximizing their true potential. We make a solemn promise to identify and dismantle all elements of systemic racism and historical inequities. We vow to clear paths, with a relentless duty to those in traditionally marginalized groups. We pledge to partner with ALL families in the service of the success of each child.
Working Definition of Anti-Racism in Education
To actively and mindfully oppose and dismantle cultural messages, institutional policies, practices and all systems of advantage based on race.
Portions of this content is:
Adapted from the Bexley Anti-Racism Project, 2020
Referenced with permission from the National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ), Windsor, CT, 2020
Adapted from the Southern Poverty Law Center- Teaching Tolerance Organization
Referenced from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Race, Racism and Anti-Bias
Proposed August 2020