590.000 Diversity and Equity Planning

      Description

      • BOCES will provide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), and Culturally Responsive Sustaining Education (CRSE) resources to participating districts. The DEI/CRSE resources service will provide guidance, best practices, and training on developing and implementing district policy and practices on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Definitions from Regents Call to Action:

        • Diversity:
          Includes but is not limited to race, color, ethnicity, nationality, religion, socioeconomic status, veteran status, education, marital status, language, age, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, mental or physical ability, genetic information, and learning styles.

        • Equity:
          The guarantee of fair treatment, access, opportunity, and advancement for all while striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of all groups.


        • Inclusion:
          Authentically bringing traditionally excluded individuals and/or groups into processes, activities, and decision/policy making in a way that shares power and ensures equal access to opportunities and resources.

      District Responsibilities

        • Collaborate and partner with BOCES DEI Administrator

      CoSer Responsibilities

      • Base Service

      • Enhanced Service