Equity Council

The Equity Council is a group of students, teachers, administrators and community members, many of whom began working together in May 2009, to identify and recommend ways that the District can be a more equitable place for all.

In 2013, the New Haven Board of Education passed a board policy for Equity. The link to that policy is here.

The Equity Council meets once a month ,during the school year, to discuss how schools are adequately addressing social justice issues and to find ways to improve.

It’s priorities are to:

  • Improve the level to which curriculum, instruction, and grading address students’ cultural and individual needs, including materials, learning modalities, learning targets and assessments;
  • Ensure that students have safe and adequate opportunities to address issues of race, culture, gender orientation and religion by providing for student voice and perspective and a process for democratic action.
  • Support district staff and families with understanding the definition of Equity and Social Justice, by providing professional development and workshops.

All priorities seek to identify and remedy habitual patterns of unintentional racism and bias.

Each of our school site also hosts a Site Equity Council. Please contact your Principal for more information.

Please visit the New Haven Equity Council website for information on meeting dates, curriculum resources, recommended readings for teachers, book lists for students, and upcoming conferences and workshops.

If you would like to become a member of this Council, please feel free to contact any of the Council Tri-Chairs:

Mani Allen- Special Day Class Teacher, Alvarado Elementary School- mallen@nhusd.k12.ca.us

Ramón Camacho- Principal, Cesár Chávez Middle School – rcamacho@nhusd.k12.ca.us

Tracie Noriega- Director, Assessment and Evaluation- tnoriega@nhusd.k12.ca.us