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Office of Equity and Access

Office of Equity and Access

Equity and Access

351 S. Hudson Ave
Pasadena, CA 91101

Pasadena Unified School District's Office of Equity and Access was developed with the purpose of ensuring that our district meets the intention of aligning, integrating and cross-stitching all of our education justice and equity initiatives at the district and school site level. We are seeking to build equity in voice, systems alignment for inclusion, dismantling barriers for academic success and consistency and coherence of learner-centered practices. 

Department Contact Information

Contact Title

Dr. Allison Steppes

(626) 396-3600 (88476)

Institutional Equity & Title IX Coordinator

Equity Goal

The District’s overall goal is to promote excellence through educational equity and eliminate barriers that keep students, especially those from marginalized communities, from receiving a high-quality education. This will be accomplished by the elimination of discrimination and harassment based on sex, sexual orientation, gender identification, ethnic group identification, race, ancestry, national origin, religion, color, and mental or physical disability, AND the cultivation of an inclusive and anti-racist environment for the entire PUSD community. Therefore, our efforts must support and reinforce the District's efforts toward educational equity.

Culture Statement

Pasadena Unified School District shall cultivate a culture of trust where employees, parents, students, and the community are welcomed, valued, and supported. We will collaborate with each other and our partners to achieve academic excellence, pursue continuous personal and professional improvement, and build positive relationships. We will celebrate our strengths and continually embrace opportunities to improve as a community of learners.