Equity Services

Equity in Lakeville Area Schools is the intentional practice of working in partnership with our community to eliminate bias and barriers within our school system and ensure access to an inclusive learning environment that affirms and supports success for all learners.

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.

2020-2023 Achievement and Integration Plan

2017-2020 Achievement and Integration Plan

American Indian Education is dedicated to the success of our native students.  Our mission is to provide academic and cultural support to American Indian students based on American Indian values, culture and language.

Upcoming Parent Advisory Committee Meetings:

  • November 12, 2020
  • January, 28, 2021
  • March 25, 2021
  • May 20, 2021

Communications:

Lakeville Area Schools’ American Indian Education offers various ways to stay in touch with programming and events!
  • Email: If you are a parent and would like to be added to the Parent Email list please contact the department at rhonda.lindquist@isd194.org.
  • Indian Education Resources:

    FAQs:

    WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR SERVICES?
    Any student who is recognized by the state or federally as American Indian. Usually this is associated with the child, a parent, or a grandparent being enrolled in a federally recognized tribe.
    HOW MUCH DO SERVICES COST?
    The services provided through American Indian Education are free.
    HOW DO I ENROLL MY CHILDREN IN LAKEVILLE AREA SCHOOLS’ AMERICAN INDIAN EDUCATION?
    We request you fill out 506 Form.
    WHY SHOULD I FILL OUT A 506 FORM FOR MY CHILDREN?
    This form helps us obtain federal and state grant money which funds our programs ensuring that they are free for students.
    If you are interested in being involved with the American Indian Education please call 952-232-2046.

    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.

    Multicultural Books

    Latin American Books
    Social Justice Books
    Diversity
    Muslims
    Reading Diversity

    Multimedia Resources

    Video

    Colorblind or Colorbrave - Mellody Hobson
    Ensuring Educational Equity for All Students

    Podcasts

    Cultural Responsive Teaching
    Cult of Pedagogy - J. Gonzalez
    Pushing the Edge - Bill Ivey

    Resources

    Re-Imagine MN
    10 MN Commitments
    Common Terms
    Teaching Tolerance
    Equity in Education
    NEA Diversity Toolkit
    Edutopia - Creating Classrooms for Social Justice My Name My Identity

    LGBTQ

    Youth LGBTQ
    Growing up LGBTQ

    Why Pronouns?

    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
    lydia.lindsoe@isd194.org
    952-232-2067



    Kaetchen Haugen
    Equity Specialist
    kaetchen.haugen@isd194.org
    952-232-2111



    Huda Ali
    School Success Liaison
    huda.ali@isd194.org
    952-232-3999 ext. 3684



    Cassandra Fernandez de Castro
    School Success Liaison
    cassandra.fernandezdecastro@isd194.org
    952-232-2075



    Hugo Munoz
    School Success Liaison
    hugo.munoz@isd194.org
    952-232-2065



    Regina Smith
    School Success Liaison
    regina.smith@isd194.org
    Voicemail: 952-232-3999 ext. 5043



    Virginia Vogel
    American Indian Liaison
    virginia.vogel@isd194.org
    Voicemail: 952-232-3999 ext. 5044



    Rhonda Lindquist
    Equity Administrative Assistant
    rhonda.lindquist@isd194.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

    Department Calendar

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