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What is Equity?

The ECASD will use a lens of equity in all decision-making and at all levels, where educational equity means that every student has access to the resources and educational rigor they need at the right moment in their education, especially for students who have been historically marginalized.

Glossary of Terms Related to Equity

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District Equity Statement

Equity Statement (English)
Equity Statement (Hmong)
Equity Statement (Spanish)


The Eau Claire Area School District and the Eau Claire School Board adopted an Equity Statement in March 2021 to share our values and beliefs. Our Equity Statement serves as our guiding document that will inform the necessary and ongoing work we need to create a learning environment that supports all our students and staff throughout our district.
 
 

ECASD Is...

        A chart depicting the ECASD student enrollment disaggregated by race and ethnicity during the 2021 to 2022 school year. Asian students 9.87%25. Black students 2.46%25. Hispanic students 6.26%25. Multi-racial students 5.85%25. Native and American Indian students 0.54%25. Pacific Islander and Native Hawaiian students 0.22%25. White students 74.81%25. Total enrollment of 11,046 students.
 
16.42% - Students with Disabilities
41.6% - Economically Disadvantaged
4.52% - English Language Learners
*2021-22 School Year Demographics

ECASD is better when we value equity, diversity, and inclusion.

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Why an Equity Statement?

A report from the Civil Rights Project at UCLA found that Wisconsin tops the nation in suspension rates, disciplining 34% of Black high school students, while only a 4% suspension rate for white students. This is the largest Black-White discipline gap of all 50 states at the high school level. Wisconsin's suspension rate for Black elementary students is the second-highest at 12%. Learn more about racial disparity in Wisconsin through the 2019 report: Race in the Heartland.

Our Equity Progress

Each year, the district will publish an annual equity report outlining district-wide efforts that will lead us toward more equitable outcomes for our students and staff. This report aligns with the ECASD School Board Operational Expectation 2 - Equity Commitment.

2022 Equity Annual Report (English)

2022 Equity Annual Report (Spanish)


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Equity Steering Committee
Informational Session

On July 14, 2021, District Administration held an Informational Session for those interested in learning more about and possibly participating on an Equity Steering Committee. You can view the presentation from that meeting HERE.

 

Click HERE for list of Equity Committee members.

Equity Steering Committee agendas are posted after each monthly meeting HERE.

Community Resources

Chippewa Valley Equality Initiative
Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce
Eau Claire Hmong Mutual Assistance Association, Inc.
El Centro de Conexión de Chippewa Valley
Chippewa Valley LGBTQ+
L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
Power of Perception
Uniting Bridges
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

 

Did You Know?

At the start of the 2020-2021 school year, 21 different languages were spoken by ECASD students and families!
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Spring Author Series

ECASD offered  a Spring 2021 Author Series with a focus on Equity. You can view the sessions below.