Equity Services supports the development of inclusive learning environments to ensure high achievement for every learner. In order to accomplish these goals, the district creates and follows an Achievement and Integration Plan that provides staff development, student support, and diverse curricular activities.
The Minnesota Department of Education has required that all racially diverse and adjoining districts design and implement a plan to address the achievement gap. We will achieve this goal as a district by developing cultural awareness in our staff and students, providing equitable academic opportunities and support, and increasing student and family engagement. The A&I plan details on how we will reach this goal.
Upcoming Parent Advisory Committee Meetings:
- September 11, 2019
- November 6, 2019
- March 11, 2020
- May (date tentative), 2020
Communications:Lakeville Area Schools’ American Indian Education offers various ways to stay in touch with programming and events!
Indian Education Resources:
Multi-District Collaborative Council
The Multi-District Collaborative Council (MDCC) was formed to develop and sustain the joint district Achievement and Integration Plan for ISD 194 and ISD 191. The MDCC is comprised of staff from both districts as well as community members. The council meets twice a year.2019-2020 Meeting Dates:
Tuesday, October 8th, 2019 at Burnsville, MN Tuesday, January 28th, 2020 at Lakeville, MN
Equity Steering Committee
The ESC will support ISD 194 in it’s designing, facilitating, and implementing a 3-5 year equity plan that will outline strategies to support our equity journey by using the Achievement and Integration (A&I) plan as a guiding tool. The A&I Plan is a joint effort between ISD #191 and Lakeville Area Schools to support the closing of the achievement gap amongst our students of color.
If you are interested in being involved with MDCC please contact:
Lydia Lindsoe Equity Coordinator/ AVID Director Lydia.Lindsoe@isd194.org 952-232-2067
Welcome to Equity Services Resources. Here you will find articles, videos, podcasts, book recommendations and more. It is our hope that our resources page serves as a place for further learning around cultural competency, equity, and justice.
Equity Library Collection:
Equity Services provides a variety of texts for different ages and backgrounds. If you wish to read some of the books in the Equity Library, please contact one of the School Success Liaisons. To view the books offered please click this link.
How to Tell Your Parents That Gender Pronouns Matter Support of Gender Inclusive Pronouns Why I Put Pronouns on my Email Signature Dear (Cis) People Who Put Your Pronouns On Your "Hello My Name Is" Name Tags
Lydia Lindose Equity Coordinator/AVID Director firstname.lastname@example.org 952-232-2067
Kaetchen Haugen Equity Specialist email@example.com 952-232-2111
Huda Ali School Success Liaison firstname.lastname@example.org 952-232-3999 vm: 2066
Cassandra Fernandez de Castro School Success Liaison email@example.com 952-232-2075
Hugo Munoz School Success Liaison firstname.lastname@example.org 952-232-2065
Regina Smith School Success Liaison email@example.com 612-440-8828
Rhonda Lindquist Equity Administrative Assistant firstname.lastname@example.org 952-232-2046
The Equity Department is excited to offer on-going professional development for staff throughout the school year.
Our goal is to provide training for staff in order to build cognizance of and acquire learning about cultural competency and equity as it pertains to ourselves, the educational system, and most importantly the students we serve. We offer this in hopes of creating learning environments that are safe, encouraging, and equitable communities that meet the needs of all our students.
Please reach out to Kaetchen Haugen with any questions around Equity Professional Development.
Kaetchen Haugen Equity Specialist kaetchen.Haugen@isd194.org 952-232-2111
PELSB Cultural Competency Requirements
- Racial, Cultural, and Socioeconomic
- Religious Diversity
- Systemic Racism
- Gender Identity
- Sexual Orientation
- Language Diversity
- American Indian and Alaskan Native Students
- Disabilities and Mental Health Concerns