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What is Equity?

The ECASD will use a lens of equity in all decision-making and at all levels, where equity means ensuring opportunities for learning and experiences for all students and especially for students who have been historically marginalized.

Glossary of Terms Related to Equity


 

ECASD and the Eau Claire School Board
have adopted an Equity Statement
to share our values and beliefs.

Equity Statement - English
Equity Statement - Hmong
Equity Statement - Spanish

 

ECASD Is...

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  • 14.7% - Students with Disabilities
  • 40.7% - Economically Disadvantaged
  • 4.1% - English Learners
  • *2020-21 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.

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.



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 is offering a Spring Author Series with a focus on Equity. You can view past sessions below.