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Maine EastMaine WestMaine South
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Policies and Practices

 

  • Creating spaces in and outside of the classroom that validate student experiences and affirm their intersecting identities.
  • Building curious and independent learners through rigorous, engaging, culturally-relevant content, and responsive pedagogical practices that prepare students for navigating our global community. 
  • Developing an accessible culturally responsive curriculum that builds upon student experiences and their social capital and is reflective of their unique intersecting identities. 
  • Focusing on responsible decision making and relationship building so that all students feel valued and connected to the larger community. 
  • Providing students, teachers, caregivers and community members opportunities to examine themselves, in order to understand that our lived experiences vary widely and are shaped by our intersecting identities.
  • Examining data and systems of oppression, in order to use this information to make necessary adjustments that ensure equitable academic, socio-emotional, and career outcomes for all students. 
  • Engaging in decision making processes that assess impact, utilize an equity lens, and foster community partnerships and collaboration.
  • Diversifying our staff through intentional outreach efforts, diverse hiring committees, and focused efforts to support and retain staff of color.  
  • Developing scaffolded systems of performance feedback that recognize diverse communication styles, are supportive, minimize bias, and provide resources in order to foster professional growth and an equity mindset.
  • Providing physical structures and welcoming spaces that reflect diverse cultural identities and respect and support individual needs. 
  • Engaging in creative and individualized problem solving to reduce barriers and increase access to resources such as transportation, supplies, and equitable funding decisions for all students.
  • Connecting families and students to resources within the district and in the community to meet their unique needs.