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Meet the New PTSA DEI Committee | First Meeting Feb 8!

February 8 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Meet the New PTSA DEI Committee | First Meeting Feb 8!

Hello, BHS community we are so excited to kick off the Diversity Equity and Inclusion efforts (or “DEI”) at Ballard High School!

We want everyone to link arms towards creating a more welcoming, diversity-rich safe space here in our school community where everyone feels a greater sense of belonging, where everyone has a seat at the table, and where students’ and families’ unique cultural perspectives are valued.

Upcoming events: We will be hosting a book club event in late February-early March and hope you can all join us! More info to come soon.

-> When we meet: 5:30 p.m. 2nd Tues of each month (Feb. 8, March 8, April 10 TBD, May 10 and June 14). Email DEIatBHS@gmail.com for meeting link.

Goals of DEI Committee:

  • Create a safe space for students and families in our BHS to discuss experiences and resources
  • Provide and promote activities and enrichment experiences that elevate students and school families in our community, focusing on the information and skills necessary to improve equity
  • Facilitate direct access to school administration, allowing better communication between families and school administration
  • Advocate for and amplify diverse voices in the school community

At the January PTSA meeting, the Ballard PTSA adopted a resolution affirming the information in WSPTA Resolution 2.26, “Dismantling Institutional and Systemic Racism” to view visit the WSPTA Website > Resolutions > Child Safety and Protection tab. This will guide our work and inform the DEI Committee’s future goals.

Co-Chairs: Naida Boyer and Shelley Bolser. Please contact us at: DEIatBHS@gmail.com. We’d love for you to be involved!

Details

Date:
February 8
Time:
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm