Equity Statement of Commitment – #24United

The Watervliet City School District stands together with the 24 school districts that comprise the Capital Region BOCES region in our shared responsibility to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students, particularly those who have been historically marginalized. It is our commitment that the diverse experiences and perspectives of our students, families and staff will be recognized, reflected and embraced in our educational institutions.

While our 24 school communities in the Capital Region each have a unique makeup, we all share one commonality: Our desire to provide an equitable educational experience that ensures opportunities and the necessary support for success for all students. It is our pledge to embrace the diverse experiences, values, beliefs, backgrounds and perspectives of our communities as we endeavor to prepare our students for the society they will encounter in life beyond our school systems.

Our commitment to equity and inclusion

This statement supports the ongoing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) work in Watervliet schools.

District administrators, teachers and staff have participated in professional development around DEI and have worked together on DEI committees at the elementary school and the junior-senior high school to identify and implement approaches to ensure a more equitable, inclusive, and safe learning community for all.