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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Collaborative 

In 2019, Pasadena Unified School District embarked on a collaborative effort with multiple stakeholders including union representatives, site administrators and district leadership in order to look at diversity, equity and inclusion within our school district. Students come to our schools from multiple backgrounds, and it is vital to recognize and value each of the cultures represented in our schools. Our collaborative group acknowledged that being culturally responsive is the work at the heart of making our school system more equitable. Within the collaborative group, common definitions and a lens were developed and shared with all parent groups. After presenting to the PUSD Board of Education in June 2021, the School Board unanimously adopted the definitions and lens.

DEI Collaborative Mission Statement

To provide a safe and supportive environment where we work to eradicate systemic inequalities including but not limited to racism, micro-aggressions and unconscious biases used  in a derogatory manner toward Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) in our entire school system, so all employees, students, and families can grow and thrive in OUR journey towards diversity, equity and inclusion.

DEI Collaborative Vision Statement

To dismantle barriers and create conditions for educational justice.