Apply for the WLWV Educational Equity Advisory Committee
The West Linn-Wilsonville School District is inviting all interested community members to apply for the district’s new Educational Equity Advisory Committee.
What is the Educational Equity Advisory Committee?
In 2021, Oregon legislators mandated that all school districts implement an Educational Equity Advisory Committee by 2025 (SB 732). By statute, this committee must have representation of WLWV staff, students, parent-guardians, and resident community members. The committee’s membership must be primarily representative of underserved student groups and elevate underrepresented voices.
The 13-member committee will commit to a two-year term and meet monthly throughout the school year. The purpose of the committee is to advise the superintendent and school board about the educational equity impacts of policy decisions while informing about the larger district-wide climate and experiences of underserved student groups. The committee will work closely with the district’s Equity Action Plan, which interested applicants are encouraged to review.
How will the Educational Equity Advisory Committee Impact WLWV Equity Work?
Equity is at the forefront of all of our work in the West Linn-Wilsonville School District. Currently, the school district relies on three distinct groups to guide the district’s Equity Action Plan and equity work:
- The District Equity Team, consisting of administrators, educators, classified, and certified staff from every WLWV school. The District Equity Team meets quarterly every school year.
- School Equity Teams, consisting of staff from each WLWV school. School Equity Teams meet regularly throughout the school year at the school level.
- Superintendent’s Advisory for Racial Equity (SACRE), consisting of a representative group of parent-guardians from throughout the district. SACRE meets quarterly to discuss equity work and how parent-guardians and students are experiencing school.
The WLWV Educational Equity Advisory Committee will replace the District Equity Team and Superintendent’s Advisory for Racial Equity, streamlining our work and guiding the district’s Equity Action Plan. School Equity Teams will remain in place, working through building-level equity agenda items in coordination with the WLWV Education Equity Advisory Committee.
Who Can Apply?
The WLWV Educational Equity Advisory Committee is open to all WLWV community members. The 13-member committee will include one WLWV administrator, two WLWV classified staff members, two WLWV certified staff members, two high school students, four parent-guardians, two community members, and facilitated by the superintendent. Selected by the superintendent and approved by the School Board, the Committee will be primarily representative of underserved student groups and will elevate underrepresented voices, per OAR 581-022-2307.
To apply, please fill out this online application. The deadline is Dec. 15, 2023.
The West Linn-Wilsonville School District community shapes our children's future with knowledge and hope, with tradition and vision. We hold the following beliefs as the foundation of education for our next generation.
- Professionalized Learning to increase student performance through purposeful experience and reflection, integrating multiple ways of knowing and expressing understanding.
- Passion for excellence and the development of individual expertise and craftsmanship.
- Individual and Collaborative Effort knowing that what we do makes a difference for ourselves and our world.
- Personal and Social Responsibility extending interpersonal concern to the future and stewardship for the Earth and its inhabitants.
- An Ethical Spirit the commitment to integrity, honesty, trust, fairness, justice, and compassion.
- Continuous Improvement reflecting a desire to continually improve and become better.
- Respect and appreciate the richness that diversity of culture, beliefs, ideas, and experience offers an interdependent community.
- The Family as the primary support for the learner, while expanding the circle of support through business and community partnerships.
In the West Linn-Wilsonville School District, we believe that all students belong.
The evidence from 30 years of educational research shows that all students do better in inclusive settings - including students with and without disabilities.
We are committed to creating equity and inclusivity throughout our learning communities.
Promoting inclusive and equitable classrooms involves 7 key components:
- Effective Physical Spaces
- Teaching Common Expectations
- Engagement Strategies
- Teaching Social-Emotional Skills
- Relationships with High Expectations
- Routines, Rituals and Recognition
- Restorative Practices
Inclusive and Equitable Learning Communities - Circles Handout with 7 Components Chart
District and School Equity Teams
Every West Linn-Wilsonville School has its own Equity Team in addition to the District-wide Equity Team. It is the West Linn-Wilsonville School District's belief that equity takes commitment from all staff members and from the entire system. To learn more about your school's Equity Team, and the Equity work taking place within the district, please contact your school's principal.