Wellesley Public Schools Department of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DE&I) shared a document that summarizes antiracist demands articulated by Wellesley High Schools’ Young Ethnic Scholars (YES) in 2019 and corresponding actions by WPS to date and planned actions for the upcoming school year. Student activists were pleased to have a response from the district and to see concrete plans for continued district efforts this year. Read the Y.E.S. 2019 Demands Crosswalk.
The DE&I department has also revamped its website to include extensive resources and updates for / related to: DE&I Leadership Council, Faculty & Staff, METCO, Parents / Community, and Students. It also includes information about a process for Responding to Bias-based Incidents introduced for the first time this year.