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Diversity, Racial Equity, and Inclusion (DREI) Committee

The Coe PTA is committed to creating a school community that is equitable, proactively practices and promotes anti-racism, and embraces the value of diversity. Coe Elementary school staff and leadership are committed to and have been acting on this shared goal. The community is constantly changing, however, and we are all part of a life-long journey to be better and do better for our kids.

The Diversity, Racial Equity, and Inclusion (DREI) Committee was established in 2020 to facilitate a partnership between the PTA and Coe staff around this commitment, to develop clear, shared goals, to inform priorities, and to develop and support implementation of strategies that help achieve those goals.

We welcome your participation and thoughtful contribution to this conversation and life-long journey. We must all continue to learn and improve together.

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Coe Survey Results UPDATE

In October 2020, the Coe PTA Diversity, Racial Equity and Inclusion Committee surveyed Coe families about their experiences and wishes for creating a more inclusive and anti-racist culture at our school.

The survey (open October 14-28) was promoted to families via the school bulletin, to parents through their classroom teacher and room parent, and on the PTA’s website and social media channels (Facebook and Instagram).

In total, 105 responses were received (103 in English and two translated from Arabic by Coe’s ELL teacher Ms. Scott).  The survey was translated into Spanish, but this version did not receive responses.

We are thankful to all Coe families for participating and providing thoughtful insight and feedback. The PTA’s DREI Committee and the Racial Equity Teacher group are already actively working together to prioritize activities for the 2020-21 school year, informed by the survey data. Our real work begins now.

A summary of the survey responses can be found here (or by clicking the icon below).

Coe PTA_Survey Results Summary_2020

Coe PTA Racial Equity Survey

Survey closed Oct 28, 2020 Thank you to all the Coe parents who participated and provided thoughtful, honest responses to the this survey about your experiences and ideas for building a more inclusive and actively anti-racist culture at Coe.     Survey Background The Coe PTA is committed to creating an equitable school community that …

DREI – Family Learning

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