Update on the Systemwide Antiracist Audit
MCPS has worked diligently to ensure an equitable, rigorous and valuable education for all students. On November 10, an Antiracist System Audit was proposed and approved by the Montgomery County Board of Education. Below are highlights of the audit.
The Antiracist Audit in MCPS:
The Antiracist Audit will provide an opportunity to examine systemwide practices and policies to ensure that race and bias do not impact access, opportunities or equitable outcomes for every student’s academic and social-emotional well-being. The audit will be an important opportunity to analyze policies and practices that also impact staff and how they work with all students regardless of race, gender, socioeconomic status, etc.
MCPS Is Committed to Taking Action
It is well-known that children who experience discrimination during their educational experience are more likely to have negative attitudes about school and lower academic motivation and performance, and are at increased risk of dropping out of high school. The Antiracist System Audit will help inform a plan of action to address this. The audit, which will be conducted by an external consultant, is a timely investment in understanding and removing these barriers so that “All Means All” in MCPS.
On January 19, the Board of Education and the MCPS community will receive detailed information about community, student and staff engagement and timelines, as well as the process and deliverables of the audit.
Want to learn more about the Antiracist System Audit?
The resources below provide additional information, background and context around the audit. The audit website will be updated regularly throughout the school year to provide information on the process and status of the work.