Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Update Winter 2020/Spring 2021
Building a community that lives its values of love, respect and celebration of our differences is a place we inhabit, not a job we finish. Love never finishes its work. Respect is never completed. Celebration of difference does not have an end date. It is perpetual.
- Pace Academy, Answering the Call for Racial Equity, June 25, 2020
Members of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion worked with leadership teams across all three divisions to walk through the Action Plan for Racial Equity with students.
In the Lower School community, agreements were developed by students for each Lower School class which will serve as models for developing community norms in other divisions.
Middle School students used advisory groups to further engage in civil discourse. Director of Student Life Dr. Troy Baker met with Upper School student leadership groups (Student Council, Student Advisory Board, Peer Leadership, Pace Academy Board of Diversity) to solicit feedback on school culture, community norms and core values. Upper School students provided feedback regarding their understanding of the school’s disciplinary process expressing a desire for more transparency and understanding of the process. We responded by engaging in additional conversations around our restorative disciplinary process.