Bernalillo Public Schools Superintendent’s Equity Council
Definition of Equity
Bernalillo Public Schools (BPS) is committed to educational fairness and opportunity for all racial and ethnic groups and academic excellence and personal success for each and every student in our school district. Central to this commitment is educational equity. Educational equity means raising the achievement of all students while (1) addressing the achievement gaps between the lowest and highest performing students; and (2) eliminating the racial and socio-economic predictability or disproportionality of which student groups occupy the highest and lowest achievement categories.
Purpose of the Superintendent’s Equity Council:
Specifically, the Equity Council established for Bernalillo Public Schools will address the educational inequities that exist within Bilingual Education, Indian Education and Special Education, and supported by the ruling in the Martinez/Yazzie Lawsuit in 2018. The mission of the Council is to ensure BPS engages students in the highest quality learning, prepares students for responsible, productive citizenship, and inspires students to be college and career ready regardless of ethnicity and socioeconomic status. Racial equity is a critical component for the district for a basic and essential reason, to raise the achievement of each and every student.
The work is complex and often uncomfortable, but BPS is committed to eliminating the achievement gaps between the highest and lowest performing students and eliminating the racial predictability or disproportionality of our student groups that occupy the highest and lowest achievement categories.
Membership Composition (as per NMPED Requirement)
2019-2020 School Year Key Goals to be Accomplished by Superintendent’s/Executive Director’s Equity Councils
Superintendent’s/Executive Director’s Equity Councils are responsible for creating strategies to implement and track the progress of and to fulfill the following key goals:
NMPED CLR Framework Roadmap:
IMPLEMENTATION CALENDAR 2019-2020
|Districts and charters receive the Yazzie/Martinez (YM)Consolidated Lawsuit. OCT letter from the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) regarding CLR framework expectations and equity for economically disadvantaged students, English learners, Native American students, and students with disabilities.|
|The NM PED and the Identity Equity and Transformation (IET) team provide guidance on the Y/M consolidated lawsuit and the role of the equity councils. Districts and charters establish equity councils.|
|The NM PED IET hosts round tables for school-community engagement on equity with superintendents, charter leaders, and Tribal Department of Education Directors.|
|NM PED offers support to district-and-charter equity councils through readiness assessment. The NM PED IET offers training on CLR and identity to NM PED staff, superintendents, and charter leaders.|
|The NM PED IET provides regional trainings to district-and-charter equity councils with primary focus on readiness assessment progress and submitting a plan for the creation or implementation of the CLR frameworks.|
|The NM PED LCD hosts round tables for school-community engagement on equity with superintendents, charter leaders, and Tribal Department of Education Directors. The NM PED LCD provides regional trainings to district-and-charter equity councils on submitting a plan for the creation or implementation of CLR frameworks.|
|Annual NM PED Teacher Conference offers strands focused on economically disadvantaged students, English learners, Native American students, and students with disabilities, CLR frameworks, NM DASH, and New Mexico Spotlight system.Districts, charters, and schools implement first iteration of CLR frameworks.|
|CLR frameworks are submitted to the NMPED and adopted by districts, charters, and schools.|
|Implementation and technical assistance is provided to districts and charters who do not have CLR framework established. The NMPED will provide a timeline for completion within 90 days|
Members of The Superintendent’s Equity Council
The best way to make sure that every student in our school succeeds is to build a strong partnership between families, the school, and the community. The survey below gives you the opportunity to tell us what our school is doing well to support this partnership and what we can do better. You may use your phones to access this survey through the link below
La mejor manera de asegurarnos de que cada estudiante de nuestra escuela tiene éxito en seria en construir una asociación fuerte entre las familias, la escuela, y la comunidad. La siguiente encuesta te da la oportunidad de decirnos lo que la escuela está haciendo bien para respaldar esta asociación y lo que podemos hacer para mejorarla. Puede usar sus teléfonos para acceder a esta encuesta a través del siguiente enlace
Thursday December 26 & Friday December 27 11:30-12:30 & Thursday January 2 & Friday January 3 11:30-12:30
Algodones Elementary launched a full week of fun activities including food, dancing and storytelling.
These funds will benefit all of our schools and all of our students. Thank you!
The E2E grant at BPS will go specifically toward helping Bernalillo, Santo Domingo and Cochiti Middle Schools with efforts in Student Mentorship, High School Focused Transition Events, College and Career Readiness and supporting Parent Based Organizations and efforts.
Bernalillo sees an overall Increase in graduation rates by 6 Points from 2017 and an Increase in nearly all subgroups. Strong Initiatives, College and Career Readiness along with high expectations will lead to higher graduation rates which will meet or exceed the state average.
NMPED awaits to release current information on school performance. The A- F grading will no longer be in place and will be replaced with a more comprehensive holistic approach to school improvements. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.