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Equity and Anti-Bias/Anti-Racism (AB/AR)

hand artThe Hayward Unified School District (HUSD) is committed to establishing and sustaining a community that shares collective responsibility to recognize, interrupt, dismantle, and eliminate actions. decisions, and outcomes that result from and perpetuate racism. HUSD rejects all forms of racism as destructive to its mission of educational equity. We make this commitment as part of our strategic plan to develop life-long learners supported in  equitable and engaging learning environments that draw upon our community’s rich diversity. We have promoted culturally and linguistically responsive educational practices, yet race continues to be the most persistent predictor of student performance. Race matters as we pursue our goal of eliminating disproportionate student outcomes. To that end, we have systematically detailed a more comprehensive approach to anti-bias and antiracist work in our pursuit of educational equity for all as embodied in the board policies on equity and anti-racism.

Contact

Candace Cofield, Ph.D.            Admin. on Special Assignment: Equity                                           

Email: ccofield@husd.us

What does it mean for You?

Students
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  •                                                                                    
  • We are committed to you

  • We need your voice in the policy implementation process

  • We will offer you more support to understand and expect restorative practices and justice when it comes to addressing student behavior

  • We will create more safe spaces for you to express yourself, your views, your ideas, and your concerns

  • We will offer more intervention supports, specifically for African-American students 

  • We will provide more learning resources with images and content that reflect the diversity of our school district

  • We will give you more support to complete curricular and extracurricular activities and programs and encourage you to join in advanced academic opportunities

  • We will provide ethnic studies course options for you

  • You can expect to see more diverse staff in our district and schools

  • You will have the opportunity to join an Equity and AB/AR Student Leadership Team

  • You will have access to a formal complaint process to deal with issues of bias, discrimination, and racism to get these matters investigated and also involve processes to repair harm

Families
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  • We are committed to collaborating with you

  • We need your voice in the policy implementation process

  • We are dedicated to increasing our communication with our most underserved families

  • We will create more safe spaces for you to express yourself, your views, your ideas, and your concerns

  • We will provide you with more information about restorative practices and justice as it relates to student behavior and discipline

  • You can expect more information based on our data-driven needs assessment processes and reports

  • We will collaborate with local agencies and community partners to offer you services and resources

  • We will support you to be an equity, anti-bias, and anti-racism advocate

  • You will have access to a formal complaint process to deal with issues of bias, discrimination, and racism to get these matters investigated and also involve processes to repair harm

Staff
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  • We are committed to supporting you

  • We need your voice in the policy implementation process

  • We will provide you with mandatory implicit bias training

  • If you are new to our district, we will make sure you have the mandatory Implicit Bias Training embedded in your induction

  • We will offer you safe spaces to regularly reflect on issues pertaining to implicit bias, anti-bias, and anti-racism

  •  We will provide you with more CRT resources, support, and materials and clearly connect ILT work with AB/AR concepts

  • We will offer you leaders opportunities as it relates to equity, anti-bias, and anti-racism

  • We will support every staff member to be an advocate for equity, anti-bias, and anti-racism

  • You will have access to a formal complaint process to deal with issues of bias, discrimination, and racism to get these matters investigated and also involve processes to repair harm

AB/AR Brochures & Resources