Equity & Inclusion
Throughout the summer of 2020, staff from across the district came together to create a plan for Social-Emotional Learning for the 2020-21 school year. The focus was to employ strategies that allow us to check-in on each staff and students' social and emotional well-being. The team decided to focus on the implementation of three practices based on CASEL's Core Competencies. The goals are: Building classroom community through daily routines and daily check-in, meetings centered in staff wellness, and whole school weekly transformative SEL. The details of the implementation is outlined in our 2020-2021 SEL Implementation Guide.
National Equity Project
Bloomfield Hills Schools is part of the National Equity Project's (NEP) Midwest District Network. Participating districts and national partners work collaboratively to apply current research and contribute to emerging research in the Science of Learning and Development in service of equity. The core purpose is to learn about, study, and test approaches to teaching and learning in which every student engages in meaningful and rigorous work, experiences a sense of belonging, and contributes to the design of their own learning.
In the summer of 2020, the Bloomfield Hills Schools Board of Education passed a Resolution to Eradicate Racism. This resolution reiterated the district's commitment to equity and inclusion, and was written in collaboration with student leaders and administration.