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EQUITY AND FAMILY ENGAGEMENT INFORMATION

Marysville School District Equity Statement 

Working together with Marysville communities and Tulalip Tribes, the Marysville School District holds itself accountable for eliminating group based disparities and barriers and ensures access to support each student in an equitable and inclusive environment. We value and honor the cultural diversity of every student, our families, staff, and community members in helping each student achieve personal and educational goals.

disparities - a noticeable and usually significant difference  

barriers - obstacles that can cause hindrance or stop progress completely

equitable -  each person, receives what they need in the way of  resources, attention, and support 

inclusive -  welcoming spaces and opportunities for all

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Eneille Nelson

Eneille Nelson, Executive Director of
Equity and Family Engagement

MEET THE DEPARTMENT TEAM!

The Equity and Family Engagement Department includes Categorical Programs (Title I, McKinney Vento, ELL, LAP, HiCap, and Migrant services), Spanish, Russian, and Native American Family Engagement Specialists, and Indian Education.

KEY DATES AND EVENTS CALENDAR

View our annual notifications and guide for dates of recognition and celebration across our district.

Marysville is not unique in the need to do important work around personal biases and organizational equity. This is work we must do as a community, as a region, and as a nation. That said, we know from our own personal experiences that racial biases are real, they negatively affect our students, and we can do more as a school community to combat this problem.

EQUITY ACTION PLAN

As a starting point, we developed an Equity Action Plan to organize our work together and help us build momentum in the right direction. This action plan is focused on work we are doing right now to lay a foundation for work that will be ongoing.

EDUCATIONAL EQUITY POLICY

During the month of October representatives of the the three advisory teams created a draft educational equity policy that was presented to the school board on October 20, 2021 for first reading. Once adopted the policy will lay the foundation for a new equity action plan and will guide our work and decision-making districtwide.

EQUITY COMMITTEES

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STUDENT SAFETY

Report Harassment, Intimidation, Bullying, Racial Discrimination, and other Unsafe Behaviors or Acts

Community Resources to Support Families

EQUITY COMMITTEE AND ADVISORY TEAMS

We have created a Marysville School District Equity Committee with three Advisory Teams:

  • Student Equity Advisory Team

  • Staff Equity Advisory Team 

  • Parent & Community Equity Advisory Team 

The MSD Equity Committee will be comprised of members of each of the Advisory Teams, will work at the level of policy development and action planning, and will report to the school board. The Advisory Teams deepen the committee's connections across the district. Advisory Team members will serve as liaisons and will provide feedback on district proposals and the MSD Equity Committee plans.

The Staff Equity Advisory Team's initial work has been focused on developing our Equity Statement, which is important because it represents how we collectively think about the idea of equity in our schools. The draft Equity Statement has been shared with the school board and staff in each school. It is being shared with the other two Equity Advisory Teams as they convene, and all the feedback will be considered as the District Team works to update and finalize the statement.

PERSONAL GROWTH, COLLECTIVE RESPONSE

We are building our capacity to talk openly and honestly about the conditions that perpetuate cycles of inequity. We are also doing more to prevent harassment, intimidation, and bullying (HIB) in our schools. You can find more information about student safety and security HERE. Also, earlier this school year we shared information with families, students, staff, and the community about policies and procedures put in place to ensure students feel safe and how our schools and our district will respond when incidents occur. Click HERE to read more.

TRANSPARENCY AND ACCOUNTABILITY FOR THE LONG HAUL

We want the public to know what we are doing and we want to be held accountable. We will post the notes of Equity Committee and Advisory Team meetings on their pages, and we will continue to communicate about our progress through our routine staff and family communications. Equity work is not something that one person can do alone or that can be accomplished in a matter of days or weeks. This is long-term work that must be sustained and deepened over time. We are committed to this work personally, organizationally, and as a community. Thank you for partnering with us in this work.

NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT
Marysville School District complies with all federal and Washington State rules and regulations and will provide equal employment opportunity and treatment for all applicants and staff in recruitment, hiring, retention, assignment, transfer, promotion, and training. Such equal employment opportunity will be provided without discrimination with respect to race, creed, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, marital status, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. The district will provide equal access to school facilities to the Boy Scouts of America and all other designated youth groups listed in Title 36 of the United States Code as a patriotic society. 

The following employees have been designated to address questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: 

  • Civil Rights Coordinator - Gregg Kuehn, Director of Risk Management, Facilities, and Maintenance, 360-965-0110; 

  • Title IX Officer – Tracy Souza, Director of COVID-19 Health and Safety, 360-965-0076; 

  • Section 504 Coordinator and ADA Coordinator, Trish Campbell, Executive Director of Special Education, 360-965-0174.

Discrimination and discriminatory harassment may be reported to any school staff member or to the district’s Civil Rights Coordinator, listed above. You also have the right to file a written complaint. Address: 4220 80th Street NE, Marysville, WA 98270. Website: www.msd25.org.  Marysville School District is a drug- and tobacco-free workplace.

Policies that address this issue are Policy 3210 “Non-Discrimination” & 5010 – “Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action.” These Policies are available online at www.msd25.org at your school, or at the District Office: 4220 80th Street NE, Marysville, WA, 360-965-0000.