Welcome to the Office of Equity, Inclusion and Innovation
The Nyack Union Free School District Board of Education, the Superintendent, Administration, and staff stand in solidarity with the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI)
community, today and every day.
Nyack Public School's Strategic and 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 Action Plan for Excellence through Racial Equity is aligned to the strategies in the Strategic Plan for Excellence through Racial Equity. The Action Plan for Excellence through Racial Equity has three components: the framework (based on the strategies), the execution (the work to be done), and the implementation which includes delivery, metrics, and measurement. Attached are the A-level priorities.
Action Plan For Excellence Through Racial Equity Progress Report
The Office of Equity, Inclusion, and Innovation produces monthly progress reports. These reports include but are not limited to overall accomplishments, next step, a reporting summary, and a detailed report. Attached is the March 2021 report.
Sharing Our Work #NyackStrong
Director of Equity, Inclusion and Innovation Dr. Connally
Dr. Alexandria Connally
Office: (845) 353-7016
Removing Racial Bias An Interview With Dr. Christopher Edmin
Nyack Middle School Pillar III - Culturally Responsive Family and Community Engagement
PILLAR III CULTURALLY RESPONSIVE FAMILY & COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT
If the District is to achieve excellence through racial equity, our BOE, administration and
staff must reach beyond the hallways and classrooms of our schools to engage all families
and stakeholders; to organize cross-sectors in collaboration, and ultimately to build bridges
between our schools and beloved community that uphold anti-racist beliefs, protocols,
practices and policies for the benefit of all children.
May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Article of the Week
I Am Asian American
Gallery of Excellence
What Each of the Letters in LGBTQIA+ Means.
Mattering to Others at School
Academically Successful African American Male Urban High School Students’Experiences of Mattering to Others at School
Resources and Data
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Institutional Racism: Raising awareness and meeting the needs of all students
Karen Hughes, Former Board President/Current Board Member, Nyack Public Schools
Dr. James Montesano, Superintendent, Nyack Public Schools
Dr. Anael Alston, Asst. Commissioner, Office of Access, Equity and Community Engagement, New York State Education Department
Resources from the Guidance Office
Nyack Public Schools is excited to partner with colleges to continue our dual enrollment programs. DE PLTW Flyer Eng Spa Cre.pdf
HOW TO USE THE PROGRAM OF STUDIES
This program of studies is provided to inform students, parents, and guardians, about available courses and sequences, programs, and graduation requirements. This catalog is intended to answer questions that may arise regarding your child’s course of study. As you read through it, you are encouraged to reach out to the administration, counselors, and/or teachers with questions or concerns regarding academic, career, and personal/social goals.
CÓMO UTILIZAR EL PROGRAMA DE ESTUDIOS
Este programa de estudios se proporciona para informar a los estudiantes, padres y tutores, sobre los cursos y secuencias disponibles, programas y requisitos de graduación. Este catálogo tiene como objetivo responder a las preguntas que puedan surgir en relación con el curso de estudios de su hijo. A medida que lo lea, se le anima a que se ponga en contacto con la administración, los consejeros y/o los profesores con preguntas o inquietudes relacionadas con los objetivos académicos, profesionales y personales/sociales.
The Research Says...
Nyack Public School's Hiring Data
Pillar I, strategy 11 of the Action Plan for Excellence Through Racial Equity focuses on the recruitment of a diverse workforce. This is the Nyack Public School's hiring data representing years 2016 - 2019. Hiring Data.pdf
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.