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The Office of Equity & Inclusion
"We see our schools as centers for culturally diverse learning where all students are educated to their fullest potential and as centers of our community around which we come together in support of the education of all students.
The concept of educational equity goes beyond formal equality to fostering a barrier-free environment where all students, regardless of their race, class, or other personal characteristics, have the opportunity to benefit equally in order to succeed and thrive.
Equity is critical to the success of our schools, our students, and our community."
Lee A. Williams II
Chief Equity Officer
lee.williamsII@orange.k12.nc.us (919) 732-8126
Kumar R. Sathy
District Equity Facilitator
Kumar.Sathy@orange.k12.nc.us (919) 732-8126
We use the REIA Toolkit (Racial Equity Impact Assessment) to guide our work, aid in the decision-making process, and to prevent racial discrimination and inequities. Learn more about the toolkit and the 10 sample questions here: https://www.raceforward.org/sites/default/files/RacialJusticeImpactAssessment_v5.pdf
When harmful, oppressive words and/or actions occur in our schools, we use the Address, Repair, Create document to properly support students. Staff members are encouraged to review the document and use it to address and repair harm, while also creating structures of support for students going forward. The document was created with input from students, administrators, educators, staff members, and with community input from the Equity Task Force. The first responsibility is to provide support.
We also use an edited version of these 27 Equitable Practices to elevate culturally responsive teaching practices.
If you are interested in joining the Equity Task Force, please contact Lee A. Williams, II, Chief Equity Officer.
Upcoming 2023-24 Equity Task Force (Hybrid In-Person & Zoom) Meeting Dates: Dec 11, 2023 | Jan 15, 2024 | Feb 12, 2024 | March 11, 2024 | April 1, 2024 | May 13, 2024
Gender Support Guidelines (1710)
2022-2025 AIG (Academically/Intellectually Gifted) Plan | Spring 2023 AIG Demographics (Spanish on page 2)
If you're an OCS staff member, please click here to view our grant-funded Equity Library and checkout form.
Heritage Month Resources
BOARD'S ACTION IN EQUITY
Link to Policy 1030 - Equity In Orange County Schools
BOARD'S RESOLUTION: EQUITY IN EDUCATION (Adopted September 14, 2020)
ACTION ITEMS to fulfill Equity in Education Board Resolution | Spanish (Last updated 3-5-21)
Board Resolution: Honoring Indigenous Peoples' Day 2021 and the Native Peoples of North Carolina | Spanish (Adopted October 11, 2021)
Board Resolution: To Address Harm Caused to Students by Incidents of Hostile and Racist Behavior | Spanish (Adopted October 11, 2021)