Springfield Township Equity Action Plan

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Equity Vision Statement

Recognizing the diversity of our community, The School District of Springfield Township is committed to and accountable for advancing equity and excellence for all of our students. We, in the School District of Springfield Township, endeavor to provide equitable opportunities for high level, meaningful, and engaging learning experiences for each and every student, regardless of racial/ethnic background, economic condition or other dimension of identity or difference.

We recognize that in order to achieve Educational Equity we must apply principles of fairness and justice in the allocation of resources and work toward the elimination of institutional barriers to access and opportunity. We aim to ensure that funding, policies, practices, and initiatives will enable every student to receive what they need to maximize their success. In order to foster growth toward equity, we must engage in continuous reflection and ongoing measurement of our efforts.

Adopted by the Springfield Township Board of School Directors in September, 2019.

About the Equity Action Plan

On January 18, 2022, the Springfield Township Board of School Directors approved the Equity Action Plan for the 2022 through 2024 school years.  The EAP is the culmination of the work of the district wide Equity Team, comprised of staff at all levels, departments, and schools.  In drafting the EAP, the District hired the University of Pennsylvania Delaware Valley Consortium (DVCEE) for Equity and Excellence to conduct a quality review, which included observations, interviews, and meetings with students, families, staff, administration and board members in the Fall of 2021.  The research team consulted with the Equity Team members on the development of core questions for the review process, and following their time in the district, the research team met with the Equity Team to provide feedback on the EAP.  

The Equity Action Plan is designed to promote equitable practices throughout the school community and in all schools.  Fundamentally, it is critical for the district to help ensure that all students have access to a world-class education that will prepare them for success in the classroom, and in life.  Therefore, it is the responsibility of the School District of Springfield Township to create a culture of inclusivity, where all students feel safe, welcome, and truly have a sense of belonging.  The Board of School Directors fully supports this effort through the adoption of the Equity Statement, a partnership with the University of Pennsylvania Delaware Valley Consortium for Excellence and Equity, and a commitment to all meaning ALL students. 

Graduate School of Education Penn GSE , Delaware Valley Consortium for Excellence and Equity.  The Penn Coat of Arms is displayed in red, white, and blue.

Participation in the DVCEE

Delaware Valley Consortium for Excellence and Equity

Our district is a proud member of the DVCEE, an organization sponsored by the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania. The DVCEE includes 38 school districts in the Greater Philadelphia region that come together each month for professional development in the following areas:

  • Evidence-based professional learning from nationally-recognized scholars and practitioners.
  • Innovative strategies for addressing district-school organizational and instructional issues, and student underachievement.
  • Leadership learning opportunities for middle and high school students of color.
  • Enhanced recruitment of administrators and teachers of color.
  • Support in the development and implementation of equity-informed district strategic plans.
  • Sharing of leadership and learning experiences.
  • Regular, active collaboration with other consortium districts to examine policies and share promising practices.
Equitable Practices Across the district. District Mission Statement "Educate and develop all students as learners and citizens who are high - achieving, resilient and responsible in a changing global community." Hands holding signs that say, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

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