Who We Are
What does "Equity" in Education mean?
Educational Equity is defined as making decisions strategically based upon the principles of fairness, which includes providing a variety of educational resources, models, programs and strategies according to student needs that may not be the same for every student or school with the intention of leading to equality of academic outcomes
Vision of Wichita Public Schools Department of Equity, Diversity, and Accountability:
Wichita Public Schools (WPS) envisions a future in which student outcomes are not predicted by a student’s social factors or challenges. WPS is committed to ensure equitable and fair educational opportunities for all students by demonstrating an ongoing commitment to equity and fairness across the district by allocating resources fairly and equitably while providing diverse learning opportunities.
Our Mission Statement:
WPS will provide equitable access to a high standard of educational success for all students with the intention of closing achievement gaps, opportunity gaps, belonging gaps and graduation gaps, particularly for student groups with the greatest academic and behavior needs. WPS recognizes that equity does not always mean equality and will establish high standards for all students while providing the opportunities, support, settings and resources needed so all students receive a high-quality education during the time that they are enrolled in the district.
Based on current achievement gap data, particular attention should be paid to students who are socioeconomically disadvantaged, Hispanic, Native American, English Language learners, African Americans, students with disabilities and males of all backgrounds.
15 to October 15 - National Hispanic Heritage Month
18-20 - Rosh Hashanah (Begins sunset 9/18)
27-28 - Yom Kippur
Czech Heritage Month
Italian Heritage Month
Polish American Heritage Month
2-9 - Sukkot
6 - German American Day
9-10 Shemini Atzeret
10-11 Simchat Torah
28 - Mawlid
31 - Halloween