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Equity

Educational equity means students have access, opportunities, and supports to thrive in school. 

This requires a systemic approach that flexibly responds to the needs of students, when they need it and how they need it. Social or cultural factors — income, ZIP code, ethnicity, gender, language, and learning ability — should not predict whether or not students are prepared for college and career. 

To deliver on the promise of educational equity for all students, the San Diego County Board of Education is committed to providing educational opportunities and support to district and school leaders, teachers and other stakeholders so that all students, including our historically underserved students, are served well and are successful. 

The Equity department supports this effort by providing equity-focused services to schools and districts, charter organizations, independent, and Juvenile Court and Community Schools throughout San Diego County. Learn more about our work with schools through our California Equity Performance and Improvement Program grant in partnership with Kern County Superintendent of Schools.