Owen J. Roberts Equity Work
“Establish equity as the foundation that frames every District decision and intentionally include the voices of all in order to provide opportunities for students to learn.”
The Pennsylvania School Board Association defines Equity as the just and fair distribution of resources based upon each individual student’s needs. Equitable resources include funding, programs, policies, initiatives and supports that target each student’s unique background and school context to guarantee that all students have equal access to a high-quality education.
Pursuing Equity requires that schools assess actions locally to overcome institutional barriers and create opportunities so that each and every child has the tools and supports necessary to achieve their highest potential. Achieving Equity ensures that students’ identities will not predetermine their success in schools.