Goals 2013-2014

  • Assure that St. Patrick’s is a safe school for every member of our community
    • That every member of our community, particularly our children, should feel safe – physically and emotionally – in our school, in fact, respected and valued, is a conviction we all share.
    • Looking at the recommendations of the NEA’s Safe Schools Initiative, we note that St. Patrick’s has already instituted many of the recommendations, e.g., climate surveys, embracing difference, eduating for empathy.
    • But issues of intolerance, particulary concerning gender stereotyping and sexual orientation, remain a challenge    
  • Begin third and final part of equity audit (students), which will include questions of safety
  • Incorporate equity factors into curriculum scope and sequence now underway, using Equity Guiding Principles
  • Facilitate discussions with faculty about race and identity

An inclusive communitiy is one that represents a diverse population, embracing people of varying ages, abilities, ethnicities family configurations genders, sexual orientations, races, religions, and socio-economic backgrounds.