Equity Committee

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Committee Timeline


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 NHSD 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.

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Committee Norms

  • We treat each other with kindness and respect.

  • We listen with curiosity and

  • compassion, assuming good intentions.

  • Listen to learn. We agree that toe may asagree, and we agree not to be disagreeable.

  • We value diverse perspectives.

  • Keep an oben mind and offer grace.

  • You bring an experience and perspective that matters.

  • Take space to be heard and make space for others who may be less outspoken.

  • Make room for students to lead.

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  • Don't share personal stories or details outside the room.

  • Equity is the lens in which we work, with our students at the center.

  • We are here to make progress toward our goals.

  • We will hold each other accountable to these expectations.

  • Be aware of morsible differences.

  • When someone says that you have disrespected them, believe them and seek understanding.

District Equity Resolution

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Meeting Minutes