ACA, Nondiscrimination, Equity, and Cultural Proficiency

About this Policy

Policy: ACA

Last revised: June 29, 2021

Purpose

To affirm the Montgomery County Board of Education’s desire to create an educational community guided by its five core values—Learning, Relationships, Respect, Excellence, and Equity.

To affirm the Board’s  deep commitment to providing every student equitable access to the educational opportunities, rigor, resources, and supports that are designed to maximize the student’s academic success and physical, psychological, and social/emotional well-being, and ensuring all staff are empowered to do their best work. 

To assert the Board’s belief that each and every student matters, each student’s individual characteristics are valuable, and in particular, that educational outcomes should never be predictable by any individual’s actual or perceived personal characteristics, and that equity demands intensive focus and attention to eliminate all gaps in student achievement.

To establish and promote a framework that prepares all students to live and work in a globally-minded society; fosters a positive learning environment that embraces all unique and individual differences; and, uses an equity lens to consider the impact of any program, practice, decision, or action on all student groups with a strategic focus on marginalized student groups.

To affirm the Board’s unwavering commitment that all staff will be culturally proficient, and demonstrate mutual respect without regard to any individual’s actual or perceived personal characteristics. 

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