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African American Student Achievement

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Mt. Diablo Unified School District is committed to provide equitable access to resources, culturally relevant pedagogy and multiple avenues to success for our Black/African American students.  View the approved School Board Resolution for Equity

Anti Bias/Anti Racism Committee

Stop RacismThe committee holds "Courageous Conversations" related to bias and racist practices in MDUSD.

A current priority for the group are to update the Vision and Mission of the group, along with ensuring the District's board policies are current and relevant.  

The second priority is to develop a reporting sytem for staff and students to report incidents of bias and racism to ensure they are addressed. Members considered this from both the perspectives of the reporter and the receiver of the information and ways in which the District can respond to reported events.  

All interested parents, staff and community members are encouraged to attend our future meetings.

Staff contact: 

Felicia Stuckey-Smith, Director, Student Services

(925) 682-8000 Ext. 4069

smithf@mdusd.org

Systemic Instructional Review

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To address inequities in the educational outcomes for Black/African American Students, Foster Youth and Homeless Youth, the District is working with California Collaborative for Educational Excellence.  Together, we conducted a Systemic Instructional Review, across 12 instructional components, designed to explore root causes for the student's lack of expected growth, along with specific steps to take to address this.  

The District is making steady progress in implementing the plan and looks forward to sharing our results.  

For more information, please click here. 

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  Jorge Melgoza District Staff
  Jonathan Roselin District Staff

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The Mt. Diablo Black Educators Association is proud to be involved in efforts to improve the lives of Black students, teachers, administrators, and their families. From their early days in 2000, they have been a leading organization in the struggle for equity and social justice.

writing studentsThe District has been identified by California Department of Education as Significantly Disproportionate in the identification of African American Students in the area of Intellectual Disability.  To address this inequity, the District has engaged in the process with develop a three pronged plan which includes the six outcomes. 

  •  Increased Attendance
  • Creation of a Black/African American Parent Advisory Committee
  • Reduction in Disciplinary Suspensions
  • Academic Growth
  • Updated Board policies, practices and procedures
  • Increased feeling of connectedness to School

For more information please click here.