Racial justice matters – to all students, to all adults, to all of us. To help our schools develop and implement helpful approaches to issues of racial justice, included here are sample and model policies addressing aspirations, expectations, and responses about racial justice for schools to adopt as policy.
Vermont Policies and Legislation
- Act 570, Harassment, Hazing, and Bullying Prevention Policies
- H.794 (Now S.257), Ethnic and Social Education in Schools; Equity Standards Advisory Board, was passed in the House in 2018. It will be brought to the Senate in 2019.The Vermont Coalition for Ethnic and Social Equity in Schools (VCESES) is a coalition of Vermont residents who firmly believe that diverse ethnic and social groups need to be accurately represented in the Vermont Education system from pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade.
Our coalition is a multicultural and multigenerational group including people of diverse racial, ethnic, social, and gender identities, economic backgrounds and geographical regions of Vermont (excerpt from the VCESES website). In 2018, the VCESES worked tirelessly to get H.794 introduced and passed in the House. They will continue their work during the 2019 legislative session to pass S.257 in the Senate.