Office of Equity

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Nyack Public School's Strategic Action Plan For Excellence Through Racial Equity

 The Nyack Public Schools Strategic Plan for Excellence through Racial Equity is a systematic process of achieving equity in our school district. The primary focus of this document connects key areas: vision, mission, goal, background, statement of beliefs, milestones and focus areas. The focus areas are comprised of four pillars. 

Pillar I – Culturally Responsive Workforce

Pillar II – Culturally Responsive Teaching & Learning

Pillar III – Culturally Responsive Family & Community Engagement

Pillar IV – Cultural & Organizational Transformation  



The Research Says...

Nyack Public Schools Equity and Inclusion Resource Guides

These resource guides are designed to provide supportive materials to empower our staff and students.  The guides contain a comprehensive list of helpful resources such as articles, videos, grade level books, and the like. Our goal is to provide our building communities with tools that will educate and foster fruitful discussions as we continue to work towards eliminating institutional racism and engage in talks involving current events. Students need books that serve as both “mirrors and windows,” that reflect their own experience and give them insight into lives and experiences different from their own.  Educators play a crucial role in providing students with the language to speak openly about social inequities and discrimination. These guides provide teachers and families comprehensive lesson plans, talking points, and media to continue evolving as developing inclusive education is a journey that never ends.

 Resource Guide K - 5.pdf  Resource Guide 6-8.pdf  Resource Guide 9-12.pdf 

Celebrating National Heritage Months

Adultification Bias

Black Children Deserve to Be Children

Black girls are called “fast” and boys are seen as men. Both lose their innocence thanks to adultification bias.

Learning for Justice



Equity Work Acknowledgement

National Endowment for the Humanities Summer 2023 Scholar

Congratulations to Nyack High School Social Studies Teacher, Ms. Lorenzo! She will be a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Scholar and the program is sponsored by and will be held at the Schomburg Center of the NY Public Library. The name of the program is Harlem Education Movements: Changing the Civil Rights Narrative. 



BOE Letters of Solidarity

Please visit our Board of Education page for a listing of Solidarity Letters

We Are Nyack

Click here to learn more about the 7th - 8th Grade Family and Consumer Science Course. 


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