Please join us for our 4th Annual Equity Symposium: Every Student at the Center on Tuesday, August 24, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.
We will come together to continue our work and growth towards equity. The program will include a welcome from Superintendent Susan Enfield, a keynote address led by Highline students and two self-selected breakout sessions.
All staff are expected to attend, and will be compensated on extra service if the event falls off-calendar. The event will be virtual. Technology resources will be available.
lead a breakout session.
We invite all staff to submit proposals to present at the Equity Symposium to deepen staff learning and understanding about equity.
Tuesday, August 24, 8:30 a.m. - 2:15 p.m.
8:30-8:35 a.m. | Welcome
8:35-8:45 a.m. | Superintendent’s Opening Address
8:45-9:30 a.m. | Student Keynote Speakers
9:30-9:45 a.m. | Transition/Break
9:45-10:55 a.m. | Breakout Sessions #1
10:55-11:05 a.m. | Transition/Break
11:05 a.m. -12:15 p.m. | Breakout Sessions #2
12:15-1:15 p.m. | Lunch Break
1:15-2:15 p.m. | Closing Session with School or Department
Our Theme: Every Student at the Center
The theme of this year’s Equity Symposium is Every Student at the Center. Everything we do is in service of our students. All staff, no matter the job title, works in service of our students each and every day. Presentations and themes will center on our students and how they are supported and impacted by our racial-equity work.
Highline Public Schools is deeply engaged in work around equity, race and identity to better foster and support an environment in which our students, families, and staff grow, thrive, and succeed. The Equity Symposium is one opportunity for all staff to engage in dialogue and learning of racial equity.
Historic decisions and current inequitable practices advantage certain students while disadvantaging others. Highline seeks to be a leader in being an anti-racist organization focused on eliminating racism, racial and other identity inequities, and institutional bias. This intentional focus, when implemented well and with fidelity, should result in increased achievement by our students, both in school and after graduation.