Promoting Anti-Racism and Racial Equity in Fairfield Public Schools
Ensure curricula for all grade levels prioritizes cultural and racial diversity by amplifying representative perspectives and experiences of historically marginalized groups.
Implement mandatory presentations, courses, and training across all grade levels where students will learn about the social construction of racial and cultural identity and its influence on themselves and others.
Redesign the pathways to success to meet the needs of all students and ensure that race, socioeconomic status, etc. will not predict any student’s educational outcome.
Create an explicit, district-wide anti-racism policy and establish a community-based restorative justice committee to prevent and repair harm in cases of discrimination and harassment in FPS.
Create a permanent, diverse committee of trained students, parents, faculty, and relevant professionals to inform Fairfield Public School’s future curricular and policy decisions relating to race and equity.
Implement mandatory anti-racism, implicit bias, and restorative justice training led by independent professionals for all faculty and staff on a frequent and ongoing basis.
Recruit, hire, and retain racially diverse, culturally competent school faculty and staff.
Reimagine discipline systems by shifting towards restorative practices and invest in resources that will support and empower students.
Develop opportunities for cross-cultural and cross-racial collaboration through extracurricular activities within and outside of the Fairfield community.
Establish a detailed, measurable plan for implementation of the actionable changes of this report and maintain a direct, transparent channel of communication regarding progress.