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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging

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Lower Merion School District is committed to providing a safe, supportive and inclusive learning environment for all students and employees. Building Belonging goes beyond ensuring that every student has equal access to the District’s educational programs and activities, to ensuring that each student has the support to learn and grow while being true to themselves. Our commitment to Building Belonging by embracing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is embedded in the District’s official policies, including Policy 101 Equity, as well as the goals of our Strategic Plan.

As part of this ongoing work, the District engaged Education Northwest to conduct a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Continuous Improvement Research Study during the 2022-2023 school year. The study focused on three areas: Professional Development; Curricular Materials, Instructional Practices and Pedagogy; and Workforce Diversity and Hiring Practices. The researchers also conducted a Landscape Scan. The documents related to the study are available here.

The links below will take you to pages featuring policies, resources and other information relevant to our DEIB work to promote common understandings about ourselves and our community. Through these efforts, we seek to build a better, stronger and more welcoming community for all of our students, families and staff. To learn more, please explore the navigation the links to articles, resources, photos and videos here.

Author Torrey Maldonado speaks to students at BCMS

In culmination of a month-long celebration of Black History at the middle school level, LMSD welcomed celebrated author Torrey Maldonado Bala Cynwyd, Black Rock and Welsh Valley from February 20-22, 2024!

Books by Amanda Gorman, Colson Whitehead and Phyllis Wheatley

The AARI is a groundbreaking effort founded in 1990 by the Black Caucus of the National Council of Teachers of English to celebrate African American literature and authors, and to promote literacy as a significant aspect of Black History Month.