As defined in our strategic plan, Imagine Tomorrow, the CCPS core value equity ensures fair and unbiased access to all resources and opportunities. This is present in our core value commitments:
The effort to remove barriers has resulted in a number of accomplishments as it relates to access and opportunities for our students and overall school communities. These accomplishments include:
In 2016, the Equity Committee, composed of Chesterfield County Public Schools educators and community members, provided transparency as well as guidance noted in the 2017 Equity Report. The role of the Equity Committee continues to address the remaining 11 recommendations with the understanding that the work of equity is the responsibility of all and strives to align the Equity Policy, Policy 1014, with all other CCPS policies. The policy can be found online at mychesterfieldschools.com under the School Board tab in the School Board policies section.
In 2020, the division’s Equity Design Team was formed. The Equity Design Team, which consists of a diverse group of Chesterfield County Public Schools leaders (knowledge, insight, influence), works collectively to explore structural, institutional and individual root causes to address systemic inequities. Additionally, each Chesterfield County school has an equity lead who serves as a liaison to schools and supports creating opportunities for further work as it relates to equitable considerations.