Equity in Michigan City Area Schools is the result of intentionally making sure all spaces are safe and healthy for students' mental, emotional, and physical growth and for their unique learning development.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion priorities at Michigan City Area Schools:
-Intentional rapport building with ALL students
-Supporting historically disenfranchised populations in school buildings (differently-abled; gender, and sexual diversity; students of color; religion; and poverty)
-Hiring, retention, and recruitment of staff that are all-student focused
-Ensuring equitable discipline practices, utilizing restorative justice and positive behavioral interventions and supports
- Professional development training on topics of equity including unconscious bias, trauma-informed care, adverse childhood experiences, kids in poverty, individualized education plans, capable learning, and social-emotional learning
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion as defined by Merriam-Webster:
diversitydi·ver·si·ty | \ də-ˈvər-sə-tē , dī- \plural diversities
1: the quality or state of having many different forms, types, ideas, etc. The island has more diversity in plant life than other islands nearby.biological/genetic/linguistic diversity. There was some diversity of opinion about what should be done.
2: the state of having people who are different races or who have different cultures in a group or organization. The city is known for its cultural/ethnic diversity. The school aims for diversity in its student population.