Alumni and Community Petition Received by the Board of School Directors
District Issues a Response to the Petition
Addedum Letter from the Community Receive by the Board of School Directors
Board of School Directors Unanimously Votes to Establish an Equity Committee
Board Members Attend Equity Trainings Through PSBA
District Extends an Open Invitation for Committee Members
District Contracts with Adam Magerman for Equity Survey and Consulting
District Establishes Equity Website
Screening and Discussion of “Walking While Black” with Community, Peace Center and District Attorney’s Office
First Meeting of Equity Committee
Presentation from ADL “Understanding and Challenging Bias in Ourselves and Others”
Curriculum Advisory Committee Presentation on Curriculum Equity Issues
Equity Survey Created and Distributed to the Community
Interviews Completed with Key Stakeholders in the Community
Equity Survey Data Consolidated
Student Equity Group Formed at the High School
Equity Subcommittees Formed for Presentations, Resources, and Policy
Equity Committee Met to Review Results of Survey and Begin Work on Mission and Vision of Committee
Presentation from PSBA on Equity to Committee
Equity Townhall Presentation for the Community
Status Check on Progress of Committee
Review of Goals and Initiatives and Planning for 2021-2022
Equity Committee Presentation for Board of School Directors Meeting
The New Hope-Solebury School District Equity Committee is comprised of a cross-section of stakeholders who strive to create an equitable learning and working environment for all members of the district community. We know that bias and discrimination around race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, individual learning needs, socioeconomic status, and other identity related factors, adversely affect student achievement and mental health and impede district success. We will partner with families, students, administrators, faculty, and the New Hope-Solebury community to identify and remove institutional barriers and promote a safe space for all to thrive socially, academically, and emotionally.
The NHSSD Equity Committee will lead the community’s efforts in establishing equity as a foundation of district operations. Our goals include, but are not limited to, raising students who are culturally competent and prepared for the world beyond New Hope-Solebury; creating an inclusive, diverse, and welcoming workplace and positive school culture that empowers students in a safe classroom environment; maintaining policies and procedures that prevent and address bias and discrimination; supporting ongoing professional development in equity practices and bias reduction; and maintaining an updated, unbiased K-12 curriculum that reflects and upholds these ideals. Our work will be successful when the district has the policies, protocols, and procedures in place to affirm the voices and to meet the needs of all students and employees.
Recent Equity Projects
Welcoming New and Diverse Literature into our Libraries
The Equity Committee helped introduce new literature representing diverse perspectives into the District's libraries.
New Hope Sole Used Athletic Gear Collection
The Student Equity Committee collected gently used athletic gear to donate to a district with limited resources.
Communitywide Survey on Perceptions of Equity
Click above to learn more about the methodologies and key findings of a communitywide survey on equity.