The Highland Community


Initiatives for the HMS Equity & Inclusion Committee in the area of Community:

23-24 School Year

  • The Parent Sub-Committee will work to develop a library of resources related to E & I for school and administration

22-23 School Year

  • Continue work with Parent Comm. to help guide and develop student committee to help with committee's E&I initiatives

21-22 School Year

1. Create a Parent Sub-Committee to expand the HMS E & I Committee’s community outreach

  • Outline and review current and past work of HMS E & I Committee with Community

  • Review Student Handbook with sub-committee

  • Look for equity and inclusion verbiage (ex. dress code bias) in handbook.
  • Mitigate racially biased language within the school's procedures, practices, and handbook

2. Create a Student Sub-Committee to review the school's incident reporting system

20-21 School Year

1. Develop Information regarding the HMS E&I Comm. on the building website

2. Gauge staff interest in starting equity and inclusion student groups for the 21-22 school year



Equal Educational Opportunities in Libertyville District 70

"Equal educational and extracurricular opportunities shall be available for all students without regard to color, race, nationality, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, gender identity, status of being homeless, order of protection status, actual or potential marital or parental status, including pregnancy. Further, the District will not knowingly enter into agreements with any entity or any individual that discriminates against students on the basis of sex or any other protected status."



D70 BOE Policy 7:10