Equity Team

Equity Team
  • Shakopee Public Schools is committed to continually improving student learning experiences and raising the performance of each and every student. We are also determined to eliminate racial or cultural predictability. It is our goal that when it comes to student learning each student reaches her/his greatest individual potential. It is also our goal that when each and every Shakopee student walks through the doors of our school buildings, he/she feels welcome and a true sense of belonging in the amazing community that is Shakopee Public Schools.

Equity Team

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    Supervisor Equity
    Specialist

    Equity
    Specialist

     
    Betton

    Mitchell

       

     

    Ray Betton
    952.496.5148
    Email

    Juan Mitchell 952.496.5149
    E-mail

    Jordan Samejima

    Email 

     

    Equity
    Specialist

    AVID
    Director

    Indian Education Coordinator 

     

    Yael Ripoll

    Oxtra

    Dee Buros  

     

    Yael Ripoll

    Email

    Cristina Oxtra
    952.496.5763
    Email

    Dee Buros 952.496.5790
    E-mail 

     

Vision & Priorities

  • On April 26, 2021 the School Board, by a unanimous vote, adopted the following vision and priorities related to Equity & Inclusion:


    Equity needs to be part of our vision, culture and needs to be a key component in making the thousands of choices and decisions we make every day.

    Equity needs to be part of the fabric of who we are and everything we do.


    Definition

    Equity is dealing fairly and equally with all concerned. Equitable is freedom from bias or favoritism.

    • A commitment to ensure that each and every Shakopee Public Schools student is “our” student and “my” student.
    • Measures of student learning performance become less predictable over time.
    • Each and every student feels welcome when entering our schools.

    Thoughts & Supporting Documents

     

    • Policy 102A.
    • Board equity and inclusion statement.
    • Need to focus on professional growth in a comprehensive manner, across the entire district.
    • The enrollment of our most challenging courses should be representative of the diversity in our student body.

District Equity Leadership Team (DELT)

  • The District Equity Leadership Team (DELT) was created by School Board action in November 2020. DELT is composed of school staff members, parents, community members, school board members and local government representatives.

    The primary purpose of the group is to listen and learn from each other and to build a platform for providing constructive input and feedback to school district leaders. DELT will examine and make recommendations to address district policies, practices, and procedures that may create inequitable or discriminatory experiences for students.

    DELT is committed to supporting the work of the Learning, Teaching & Equity Team in all areas, especially those pertaining to equity and eliminating racially predictable student learning outcomes.