No child should be made to feel "other", they deserve to be included in a holistic educational system that supports the whole child. Each persons unique individual traits should be acknowledged and valued. Many policies and practices inadvertently (and sometimes purposefully) continue to marginalize our most vulnerable populations. Our students and their families need representation regardless of their race, religion, personal identity, income or status. As the representative for the students, families and staff of Chico Unified, I pledge to:
Form a special committee made up of representatives within our community that can speak for different stakeholders. This committee will review policy proposals and give feedback to ensure we are making equitable decisions for our most vulnerable populations
Perform an audit, with input from the special committee on Equity, the the current approved school-board policies. Any issues that arise in the audit will be brought to the board for reconsideration.
Make policy and budget decisions that will most benefit our marginalized students. This includes spending on resources and training for staff to support our students of color, LGBTQ+ students, our foster and homeless, our undocumented and migrant students, and students with disabilities and other special needs.