District 25 began its intentional and purposeful journey towards equity in the summer of 2020 with a resolution affirming the Arlington Heights School District 25 Board of Education’s Commitment to Eliminate Racial Injustice as well as the adoption and signing of Policy 1:32 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. What began as a policy has grown into action through awareness, staff development, community engagement, and is embedded in the District’s Strategic Plan 21-25.
In May 2022, the Board created a new position to help better focus on and put action into the District’s DEIB journey. Since then, the Director of Equity's focus has been on staff/professional development & empowerment, community awareness, and advocacy for our students, staff, and the community.
This journey towards equity is ongoing, as the District is learning every day. However, we believe it is important to be a resource for those who are willing to learn and go on this journey with us about Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB).
DEIB isn't scary. The goal of DEIB work isn’t to take from people. It is a way to recognize that different people exist in our world and use that recognition to best support all of our learners. DEIB discussions and training and work is to give ALL learners a voice. My goal is to be a consistent voice and perspective for the students who might not always be top of mind. - Mrs. Poloz
What we do!
As the DEIB process continues to grow and evolve around the District, the Director of Equity is working towards or has completed the following: