Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
The PUSD vision statement is that every student will be a resourceful, resilient, responsible and engaged world citizen. Vital to bringing this vision to reality is a systemic focus and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
In January 2016, the PUSD Board of Trustees approved an Equity & Diversity Resolution that provides the grounding for this critical work. The Resolution reads:
“WHEREAS The strength and richness of our community is in its diversity. The Board of Trustees affirms its commitment to continuing the District’s systemic efforts to build a society free of hatred, bigotry, and racism.
WHEREAS Equity and equality are not interchangeable terms. The concept of educational equity goes beyond formal equality -- where all students are treated the same -- to fostering a barrier-free environment where all students, regardless of background, have the opportunity to benefit equally. We believe that equity must be measured by access and outcomes...”