Our Approach

We are creating a diverse and inclusive community in Staunton City Schools by looking at all aspects of the educational experience for our students.

The School Board’s Strategic Plan lays out several actions the school division is taking to achieve educational equity, inclusion, and diversity as follows:

Provide training for staff related to ​inclusive practices​, create equity teams, and connect with the community on topic of inclusivity. (VCIC)

  • Incorporate ​Restorative Justice​ practices in school settings to create just and equitable learning environments, build and maintain healthy relationships, and transform conflict.

  • Develop an ​Alternative to Suspension Program ​and other program offerings for students who thrive in different learning environments.

  • Develop ​parent partnerships​ that advance their involvement in learning and social-emotional development for students.

  • Explore and pursue opportunities for strategic collaboration with ​regional programs and services with institutions of higher learning and community organizations.

  • Recruit and retain ​a​ ​diverse population of staff.