Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Meet the PTSA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee
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.
Co-Chairs: Naida Boyer and Shelley Bolser. Please contact us at: DEIatBHS@gmail.com for a link to a meeting or ideas you have for our committee. We’d love for you to be involved!
Read our Equity Corner in the PTSA Weekly Newsletter.
In the News
The Duwamish Tribe has filed a lawsuit in a bid for federal recognition. Read more on the Seattle Times (may need a subscription).
Second Tuesday of each month at 5:30 p.m. Please join us! Email DEIatBHS@gmail.com for meeting location or 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 2022 PTSA meeting, the Ballard PTSA adopted a resolution affirming the information in WSPTA Resolution 2.26, “Dismantling Institutional and Systemic Racism”. To view, open the Child Safety and Protection tab. This will guide the work and inform the DEI Committee’s future goals.