Office of Equity
The Office of Equity aims to ensure that 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.
Who We Are
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 Boston Public School schools and offices are welcoming and nurturing environments.
What We Do
We investigate allegations of bias or retaliation for previously reporting an allegation of bias, and offer resolution, when appropriate. We also provide trainings and counseling around equity issues. We are also the primary point of contact for employees seeking an accommodation for disability or religious reasons. Please contact us if you have any requests for an accommodation.