What is WE-SIDE?
We Are Westside… Fully Embracing the WE
Westside Community Schools launched the WE-SIDE Community Council in the summer of 2020. This stands for Welcoming Equity Support Inclusion and Dignity for Everyone. Our goal is to ensure that all of our students and staff feel welcomed and valued at Westside.
We began by asking our community and our employees to discuss inclusion and to contemplate what Westside could do to better support students and staff of all backgrounds, races and religions. We formed a WE-SIDE small steering committee to design our next steps.
We are focusing on things that bring us together by gaining a greater appreciation of our similarities and differences. Our tools are open dialogue, data, active engagement and continuous learning and programming throughout our district.
This is not going to be a one-time issue; it is going to be fully incorporated into the fabric of Westside. Please look for more information and opportunities to get involved in 2021 as we look to expand our small steering committee. We plan to have students, staff, parents, and community members join us as we analyze our curriculum, gain a better understanding of one another, address sometimes uncomfortable but critical topics, and more, with the goal of being a school district where EVERYONE belongs.
We continue to work to recruit, hire, and retain a high quality workforce that has similar demographics to our student body. WE-SIDE is just getting started!
For more information on WE-SIDE and how you can get involved, email Molly Hurley at firstname.lastname@example.org.