BPS Diversity & Inclusion

Braintree Public Schools

 is committed to ensuring equity and access to all of our students. BPS continuously strives to eliminate bias within our district and elevate underrepresented voices.

Collection of Pictures of Students Doing Different Activites

District Level Work - Timeline

Dr. Allyson Livingstone

November 2017, BPS engaged Dr. Livingstone to address cultural proficiency and responsiveness in our schools. Dr. Livingstone presented to BPS Leadership Team and all secondary faculty on issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Summer Workshop

In August of 2018, Dr. Livingstone presented a summer workshop to all BPS District leadership and administration on addressing racial disparities and creating welcoming schools. Focused on social identities, privilege and oppression, and making connections with professional practice. 

SY19 Stragegic Plan

During SY19 strategic planning, cultural proficiency was identified as a focus.

BPS Data Review

In November 2018, BPS Leadership Team began a data-review process to understand performance disparities that might exist among subgroups.

BPS Student Panel

In January 2019, BPS Leadership Team met with a student panel of approximately 15 BHS students representing various subgroups within BHS to hear about their experiences in the school system and to better understand issues confronting students in minority subgroups.

Welcoming Schools Action Steps

In March 2019, Leadership Team began an initiative to create more welcoming schools with specific action steps for September 2019.

Elementary Presentation

In March 2019, Dr. Livingstone presented to all elementary faculty on issues of diversity, inclusion and equity.

Diversity & Inclusion Steering Committee

In June 2020, in concert with BEA, BPS District created steering committee to lead the continued Diversity & Inclusion work for the district. The intended structure includes site-based DI committees at each school.

BPS Curriculum Efforts to Date

(Social Studies Example)

BHS Diversity & Inclusion Council

The BHS Diversity Council began in 2018 as a result of racial issues that arose predominantly through social media.  Students needed a place where they could freely discuss how these social media posts affected them. These open discussions brought  awareness to some in the group and we began to discuss ideas to make BHS a more welcoming school.

Who and what does the council consist of?

Meetings & Events