• Office of Equity

    The Office of Equity aims to ensure the Boston Public Schools is an educational and working environment unimpeded by bias or discrimination, where individuals of all backgrounds and experiences are welcomed, included, encouraged, and can succeed and flourish. 

    The Office of Equity is a small team of dedicated professionals working to support students, families, and staff in issues of harassment and bias. We aim to systematically implement best practices and boldly innovate, with the goal of becoming a national model of broad participation, full inclusion, equity and social justice in an urban school district. With this target in mind, the Office of Equity is proud to work with students, families, staff, and administration to ensure that all schools within Boston Public Schools and offices are welcoming and nurturing environments. 

    We investigate allegations of bias or retaliation for previously reporting an allegation of bias, and offer a resolution, when appropriate. We also provide training and counseling around equity issues. In addition, we are the primary point of contact for employees seeking accommodation for a disability or religious reason. Please contact us if you have any requests for accommodation.