Superintendent Announces LCPS Commitment to Equity

 

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At last night’s School Board meeting, I shared Loudoun County Public Schools Commitment to Equity statement and am proud to share it with you. This LCPS Commitment to Equity represents our division-wide commitment to equity and opportunity. It was developed with community involvement, collaboration with stakeholder groups and inputs from students and staff. It reflects our community’s belief that equity means being committed to providing a safe, supportive, inclusive, affirming, and respectful environment for each student and staff member that fosters success, growth, and academic rigor.  

 

In the newly adopted One LCPS: 2027 Strategic Plan for Excellence, equity and opportunity represent one of the six core values foundational to our strategic goals and actions, turning this commitment to equity into action across the division and schools.

 

LCPS Commitment to Equity
LCPS centers equity as one of its foundational core values. For our community, equity means being committed to providing a safe, supportive, inclusive, affirming, and respectful environment for each student and staff member that fosters success, growth, and academic rigor. The cultivation of this environment requires us to reject and condemn the use of hate speech, racial slurs, antisemitism, and any action or behavior that discriminates based on race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, orientation, gender expression, socio-economic status, religion, ability, or other cultural identities or expression. Such noninclusive speech, behavior, and actions do not reflect who we are as a learning community.


We embrace and value
the unique identities, backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and needs of each student and employee. Celebrating our diversity is important and helps define us as a school division.  

 

Demonstrating the courage to address inequities and remove barriers represents an integral part of our collective effort towards excellence in education. Equity is the vehicle that leads to greater access, opportunity, and equality so that each student is empowered to make meaningful contributions to the world.


Read more about how and why the LCPS Commitment to Equity was developed in the
2022 Equity Statement Report.

 

As LCPS focuses on ensuring that all students are able to pursue and achieve their full potential, I am proud of our staff and schools’ commitment to excellence and equitable opportunity for all.  

 

Scott A. Ziegler, Ed.D. 
Superintendent 

 

Published June 29, 2022