Welcome to Equity & Diversity
The E&D Team has a QR Code to link you to our website!Dr. Paul Mitchell of UNR's Reynolds School of Journalism was our keynote speaker.
Equity and Diversity will promote, develop and support equitable practices and policies for a safe and inclusive school community system; additionally, we will provide assurance of access, representation and meaningful participation for all.WHAT IS EQUITY?
Equity means that every student is provided the support and resources they individually need to accomplish the same end goal: graduation and college- and career-readiness. The end-goal for all students is the same, but the process of getting there differs.MAJOR FUNCTION
Equity and Diversity will focus on the transformation of our district to systemically address sustainable equitable access and support for all students and their families; a collective pursuit of cultural proficiency.
WHY EQUITY & DIVERSITY IN WCSD?
The recent national focus on standardized testing has illuminated the achievement gap between students from diverse backgrounds and the average student. Specifically, students of color are performing at lower levels than the average student. WCSD is no different. Thus, it's the district's goal to close the achievement gap among diverse populations of students, especially those of color.One tool our department uses is The Equity Lens (Adapted from Portland Public Schools)For any policy, program, practice, or decision, consider:1. What marginalized groups are affected/impacted?2. Does the program ignore or worsen existing disparities?3. How have stakeholders been involved? Who are the stakeholders?4. What are the barriers to more equitable outcomes?5. How can negative impacts/barriers be mitigated?Who Equitably Benefits:
Students and families celebrated!We had Folkloric Dancers!
- from our curriculum decisions?
- from our teacher hiring and assignments?
- from our gifted, honors, and AP programs?
- from our special education and RTI programs?
- from our extracurricular activities?
- from our budget decisions?
- from our from our accountability measures?
- from our learning goals/objectives?
Contacts & Location
DirectorLaNesha Battle, Ma.Ed.(775) 789-4664(775) 789-4670Fax (775) 689-2607Specialist, Area 1KaPreace Young775- 789-3437Specialist, Area 2Crassandra Lopez(775) 789-4676Specialist, Area 3Ellie Strand(775) 789-4678Specialist, Area 4Tony Montogomery(775) 789-4671Specialist, Area 5Leslie Balzer(775) 789-4605(SGA) Student Graduation AdvocateShelly Silva(775) 789-4670
Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web-Accessibility
The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation in any of its educational programs/activities, employment, and employment opportunities. For the District's full Notice of Non-Discrimination statement as well as methods to address questions and concerns please visit our Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility page.For more information, visit the Civil Rights Compliance Department page.
El Distrito prohíbe la intimidación, la intimidación cibernética, el acoso, el acoso sexual, la discriminación y / o las represalias en cualquiera de sus programas / actividades educativas, empleo y oportunidades de empleo. Para obtener la declaración completa del Aviso de No Discriminación del Distrito, así como los métodos para abordar preguntas e inquietudes, visite nuestra página de Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility
Para más información visite Civil Rights Compliance Department page.