Several Heart and Sol members have been working closely with the Thompson School District as a part of the Equity Task Force. We are thankful for the work being done by the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Team and their efforts to involve the community in developing recommended strategies for the Educational Equity Policy. The Educational Equity Policy was approved in June 2020 by the TSD Board of Education but the work has continued into the framework and actionable recommendations of implementation.
We're excited to see steps being taken in the right direction to help make our schools an inclusive environment for everyone, students, staff and families alike.

To help peak your interest, here is how the Educational Equity Policy begins:
The District commits to ensuring that it will not limit student opportunity, access, and success on the basis of a person's actual or perceived characteristics such as, but not limited to, race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, immigration/citizenship status, age, marital status, conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth, genetic information, mental or physical disability, need for special education services, or any other protected class in conformance with federal, state, and local law.
The Educational Equity policy is designed to address persistent gaps in academic achievement and growth, athletic and activity participation, and disciplinary outcomes for students. Building capacity of district staff to demonstrate equitable practices throughout the system will bring about the conditions and skill sets needed to ensure educational benefit to each of our students.

If you aren't familiar with this important work, you can learn more here.