"In LPS, we are committed to the ideal that all means all. All students -- regardless of race, ethnicity, religion, disability, twice exceptionality; students who are gifted, immigrants, English language learners, LGBTQ, homeless, poor, affluent; and those who may have social, emotional, behavioral, or academic challenges -- matter. All students are welcome in our schools."
In LPS, All Means All! (September 15, 2017)
LPS Equity Definition
Equity in Littleton Public Schools requires putting systems in place to ensure that every child has access to success. That requires understanding the unique challenges and barriers faced by individual students or by populations of students and providing additional support to help them overcome those barriers. While this in itself may not ensure equal outcomes, we all should strive to ensure that every child has equal opportunity to be successful.
Much has been made of the difference between equity and equality. While equality means treating every student the same, equity means making sure every student has the support they need to be successful. (Giving all students access to what they need when they need it.)
In practice, equity is…