Executive Summary On Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI)

*The items listed below, represent our commitment to address diversity, equity and inclusion in District 208 (RB)*
New Mission Statement (Adopted, April 2021)
At Riverside Brookfield High School, we value character as well as achievement. A partnership of students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community committed to educational excellence, innovation, and equity, we deliver a rigorous and well-balanced education for the academic, artistic, athletic, social-emotional and civic growth of each student. As lifelong learners, graduates are well-equipped to be responsible members of a diverse and ever-changing world.
District Equity Leadership Team (DELT)
  • Founded: September 2022
  • Goal: Continued training and engagement in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the following areas.
    • Systems, Teaching & Learning, Student Voice Climate & Culture, Professional Learning, Family and Community as an Agency.
  • Participants: Administrators, Teachers, Para-Educators, Counselors, Social Workers, School Psychologists, Union Leadership, Instructional Coaches, Athletic Coaches, and Club Sponsors.

Professional Development for Staff
  • Systemic Education Equity Training, Dr. Ivette Dubiel
    • Equity 101: An Overview                                               Completed
    • Understanding Implicit Bias: Part 1                            Completed
    • Social Constructs of Self and Positionality                 Completed
    • Understanding Implicit Bias: Part 2                            Completed
    • Microaggressions                                                           Completed
    • Modern Day Racism and the Fallacies of Racism     Completed
    • Dimensions of -Ism’s: Part 1                                         Completed
    • Dimensions of -Ism’s: Part 2                                         Completed
    • Synopsis and Application                                              Completed
    • Assessment                                                                     Completed
  • Restorative Justice Team
    • Established, 2019
    • PD provided to staff on Restorative Practices in the classroom
    • Treatment Agreements to be established as a common practice for 2021-2022 School Year (August Institute Date)
  • Harvard Graduate School Seminar: Race, Equity, and Leadership in Schools
    • PD provided to the sponsor of the Minority Empowerment Club
    • May, 2019
  • Minority Empowerment Club Institute Day presentation (all staff)
    • Presentation/PD to all staff presented by members of Minority Empowerment Club
    • April, 2019
  • Trauma Informed Practices (Faculty Institute 2019)
  • Cross-Cultural Cultural Competency Training, Dr. Lourdes Ferrer
    • Completed on October 26, 2018
Parental Involvement/Participation
  • Race & Equity Committee (Founded Fall, 2020)
    • Members include: Students, Parents, Teachers, Administrators, Outside educators
  • Founded the Bilingual Parent Advisory Committee (BPAC) in 2021
  • Coffee with the Principal
Curriculum & Instruction
  • Transformed the Western Civilization Curriculum to a World History Curriculum
  • New class: Latin American History 2021-2022 school year
  • Developing curriculum in all content areas to include multiple perspectives and acknowledgments of all races and ethnicities.
  • Urban Studies (elective)
  • Implementing STAR assessment (progress monitoring) school-wide
  • Seal of Biliteracy
District Policies
Human Resources/Hiring opportunities
Student Handbook
  • Updated student dress code - eliminated Hats/Hoods and 2” strap requirement language
  • Student Handbook
Students & Extracurricular Programming
  • Facilitated Student/Leadership Meetings
    • Monthly Office hours with the Principal
    • Student Leadership Forums
    • Restorative Conversations
  • Support & funded culturally based clubs
  • Established See Something, Say Something initiative
  • Adopted Latin Recognition Honor System (Eliminated Class Rank)
    • Begins with the class of 2024
  • Plan to implement the Satchel Screener/SEL during the 2021- 2022 school year
  • Monthly SEL/Building Community lessons planned for the 2021-2022 school year
  • Restorative Justice Team leading efforts in restorative practices in the classroom:
    • Building community, restorative grading practices, treatment agreements, restorative conversations