Placer Union High School is committed to ensuring equitable practices and experiences for all students and staff to mitigate social inequalities and embrace human diversity.
How can we make a difference?
PUHSD has a long-standing commitment to the cause of social justice and working to create equitable environments for all students. Striving for social justice is central to the work of public education, and it should be central to everything we do.
Equity, recognizing individual differences and eliminating barriers, is a core value of PUHSD.
Educational Equity Defined
Each student receives what they need, when they need it, to thrive social-emotionally and academically.
Working toward equity means that we engage in these practices and behaviors:
Promoting just and fair inclusion, and creating the conditions in which each person participates, prospers, and reaches their full potential.
Removing the predictability of success and failure that is currently correlated with a student's ethnicity, culture, race, or socioeconomic status.
Interrupting inequitable practices, examining biases, and creating inclusive school environments for each student and their families.
Paying attention to the social and historic forces which create and maintain systems in which students are treated differently based on who they are (National Equity Project).