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Our Mission is to inspire and prepare all students to realize their potential and enhance our global community.

Offices

Administrative offices for the West Hartford Public Schools are located in the Town Hall building at 50 South Main Street. 

Equity and Diversity Council (EDC)

West Hartford Public Schools continues to see steady changes in our racial, ethnic and socio-economic demographics and embraces the richness that diversity brings. The Equity and Diversity Council (EDC) currently exists as a staff advisory committee that seeks to promote equity, advance diversity, and foster inclusiveness, acceptance, mutual respect and support, civility and non-discrimination across all areas of our district’s programs and services.

The work of the EDC is aligned with the WHPS’ mission and vision for Clear Paths. Bright Futures. No Limits.


The purpose of the Equity and Diversity Council (EDC) is to support and sustain a diverse educational community that is inclusive and equitable by examining, developing, and improving systemic practices, programs, and policies.

The EDC Subcommittees are:

For more information about the Equity and Diversity Council, subcommittees or ways to get involved, please contact:

Roszena Haskins, Director of Continuing Education and Diversity Advancement at 860-561-6900 or roszena_haskins@whps.org.


Mission

The purpose of the Equity and Diversity Council (EDC) is to support and sustain a diverse educational community that is inclusive and equitable by examining, developing, and improving systemic practices, programs, and policies.


For more information about the Equity and Diversity Council, or ways to get involved, please contact:

Roszena Haskins, Director of Continuing Education and Diversity Advancement at 860-561-6900 or roszena_haskins@whps.org.

Meeting Dates, Agendas and Minutes

2017- 2018 Equity and Diversity Council (EDC)

All EDC meetings will take place on Tuesdays from 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm in Room 400 of Town Hall located at 50 South Main Street. See meeting dates below (Please bring your parking ticket inside to be validated).

Next Meeting: Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 3:45- 5:00 pm (Agenda updated 1/23)- Parent Presentation Postponed

/uploaded/Equity_and_Diversity_Council_Agenda_1-23-18.pdf

Meeting Dates:

9/19, *10/24, 11/28, *12/19, 1/23, *3/27, 4/17, 5/22 (End-of-Year extended time meeting/celebration)

  • *Dates when Subcommittees will meet in assigned Town Hall locations.
  • On other dates, the Core Membership will meet, but ALL are welcomed to attend.
2017-2018 Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Nov. 28, 2017 EDC Meeting Agenda and Minutes
Sept. 19, 2017 EDC Meeting Agenda and Minutes



2016- 2017 Equity and Diversity Council (EDC)

May 23, 2017 Meeting- Please RSVP


See Mar. 21 meeting minutes for subcommittee reports

Resource Links and Upcoming Events

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Book Buzz: Teaching Equity and Diversity to Young Children

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Noah Webster Library, Meeting Room 20 South Main Street, West Hartford, (860) 561-6980 Jane Breen, the West Hartford Libraries’ Children and Families Outreach Coordinator, will share many books, offer ideas for extended book activities, and facilitate discussion among participants about successes and challenges in tackling these topics with young children. To register, e-mail register greatby8@gmail.com.

https://drive.google.com/a/whps.org/file/d/15_g6c6...

West Hartford to Celebrate Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The annual celebration will take place on Jan. 15 at 10:00 am in the Town Hall Auditorium. The celebration will feature speakers, including two high school student speakers, musical performances and much more...

https://patch.com/connecticut/westhartford/west-ha...

In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, West Hartford Public Schools and Solomon Schechter Day School Present: Thinking Beyond Disabilities; A Conversation about Intersectionality

Monday Jan. 15 at 7:00- 8:30 pm - Solomon Schechter Day School, 26 Buena Vista Road, West Hartford

https://www.facebook.com/157989274225138/photos/gm...


Waking Up White

January 20, 2018 @ 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
WHERE: Auditorium
CONTACT: Jennifer deSimas 860-232-3893

It’s time to talk — and listen — about racial injustice. If you’re white, chances are you’ve been taught not to talk about race. If you’re a person of color, you may be wondering what it is that white colleagues aren’t (yet!) understanding. Join Debby Irving, author of Waking up White, and Finding Myself in the Story of Race, as she shares how her own white-skewed belief system enabled her to affirm harmful racial patterns for decades rather than question and dismantle them. Together, we will explore white privilege and our own, often subconscious, roles in perpetuating racism at the individual, interpersonal, institutional and cultural levels. The day will include time for reflection, dialog, and Q&A. Lunch provided, space is limited. MUST Register to attend.

http://www.whfirstchurch.org/event/waking-up-white...


Resources:

Anti-Defamation League of CT

http://connecticut.adl.org/?_ga=2.181939687.158090...

Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network

https://www.glsen.org/

NCCJ

Two-Day Anti-Racism Workshop (Canceled)

https://nccj.org/two-day-anti-racism-workshop

https://nccj.org/

True Colors

http://www.ourtruecolors.org/

We Need Diverse Books

www.weneeddiversebooks.org

Teacher Vision

https://www.teachervision.com/diversity/teacher-resources/33631.html

Welcoming Schools

http://www.welcomingschools.org/research/

Capitol Region Education Council (CREC) Events

CREC http://www.crec.org/itl/

Media, Reports and Presentations

Diversity Advancement in the West Hartford Public Schools

http://www.whps.org/uploaded/BOE/BOE_Documents/201...

Welcoming Families through the Lens of Equity

http://www.whps.org/uploaded/BOE/BOE_Documents/20170516/BOEreportOpenChoiceWelcomingSchools.pdf?1494592022939

Curriculum through the Lens of Equity BOE Report and Presentation

Board of Education Report

Board of Education Presentation Slides

West Hartford Marks Three Kings Day

http://www.courant.com/community/west-hartford/hc-west-hartford-webster-hill-three-kings-day-0107-20170106-story.html

West Hartford Public Schools Honored as Cornerstone of Regional ‘Open Choice’ Program

http://www.whps.org/admin.cfm?tab=1

West Hartford Public Schools

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