Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Solutions Group

  • The Hazelwood School District Board of Education has created a district-wide Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Solutions Group. The group will meet bi-monthly to engage in professional development, assess district progress, and contribute solutions.

    The group includes students, parents, employees, alumni, and areas residents. The agenda for the first meeting, which was held on November 11, featured the following topics:

    • District Solidarity Statement and Racial Equity Policy Overview
    • Professional Development and Introduction to the Equity Progress Assessment
    • Participants complete Equity Progress Assessment
    • Breakout groups: Current progress assessment data and discussion of action planning draft 

    Group members also reviewed the Hazelwood School District's Statement of SolidarityStrategic Plan, and the Racial Equity Policy. Additionally, they reviewed the Center for Understanding Equity's Equity Progress Assessment.

    Solutions Group

    Group Timeline

    • October 2: Board of Education Planning Retreat
    • October 5: Board of Education Presentation
    • October 6: Request for Nominations emailed to Board members, principals, and PTAs.
    • October 11: Board Feedback submitted
    • October 14: Key Communicators Update
    • October 15: Nomination forms provided on the district website
    • October 21: Review and feedback with administrators and progress report from building-level Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Solutions Groups
    • October 22:  Nominations due (form needs to be completed) from principals, PTAs, and self-nominations
    • October 25: Applications emailed to all nominees by this date
    • November 1: Applications due
    • November 4: Notifications emailed to new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Solutions Group members
    • November 11 (Veterans’ Day), January 13, March 10, May 12: Diversity, Equity, and Solutions Group Meetings

    Selection Process

    • Each PTA nominates one person (up to 32)
    • Superintendent Student Advisory Council (up to 14)
    • Each middle school principal nominates one student (up to 6)
    • Each Building-Level Solutions Group nominates one teacher (up to 32)
    • Principals/Assistant Principals self-nominate (up to 4 elementary, 3 high schools, 3 middle schools)
    • Self-nominations