Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Board Committee is a committee comprised of district educators and community members who are focused on policy and procedures, establishing smart goals and engaging with the community. The EDI committee will ensure New Hanover County Schools celebrates our diverse community through growing a sustainable environment that embraces inclusion, provides equitable opportunities and affirms our humanity. The EDI committee works in collaboration with the Equity Workgroup to ensure that NHCS is providing equitable and inclusive culture to all students and staff.
NHCS has already begun to do a wide range of equity work, starting with upper-level administration. Emphasis is being put on recruiting, hiring, and retaining teachers of color. The district has employed the support of school personnel, businesses, and the community in order to use a more holistic approach. District-wide work is underway to help staff members through professional development consider the role that implicit bias plays in impacting learning. District and community leaders are looking at disparate impact and inequality in partnerships & training with others (i.e. Race Equity Institute, Partners in Equity, CREED Academy -Center for Racial Equity in Education).