• McLean County Unit School District #5 Board Approved Equity Statement

    The Unit 5 Board of Education is committed to dismantling systemic barriers to learning and
    educational success for every student. In doing so, Board Members pledge to pursue
    educational equity and excellence for all and empower a climate and culture of respect for
    students, families, and staff. This commitment advances Unit 5’s mission, philosophy, and equity action plan.

    (approved June 15, 2022)

    McLean County Unit 5

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  • McLean Equity Action Plan for 2023 and Beyond

  • McLean Unit 5 Equity Action Plan (EAP) 2021

  • McLean Equity Action Plan Year 1 Review

  • Quarterly EAP Update- Quarter 3

  • Quarterly EAP Update - Quarter 2

  • Quarterly EAP Update - Quarter 1

  • Equity Audit Report

  • Equity Audit Presentation

  • District Equity Leadership Team (DELT)

  • Student Demographics

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  • DELT DEI Statement

    District Equity Leadership Team (DELT) Statement on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

    District Statement:
    McLean County Unit 5 recognizes that “educating each student to achieve personal excellence” requires a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. The district will work proactively to create a safe and welcoming environment for all regardless of identity including, but not limited to: race, ethnicity, sex, nationality, ability/differently-abled, immigration status, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, socioeconomic status, and language. This includes ensuring systemic and continuous development toward advancing equity within all policies and practices while removing institutional barriers that affect student learning and achievement.

    Unit 5 defines EQUITY as the unbiased treatment, access, opportunity and advancement for all people, while at the same time, striving to identify and eliminate barriers that have prevented the full participation of some groups. The principle of equity acknowledges that there are historically marginalized populations and that fairness regarding their unbalanced conditions is needed to assist in the provision of equitable opportunities and resources to all groups.

    Unit 5 defines INCLUSION as the act of creating environments in which any individual or group can be and
    feel welcomed, respected, supported and valued as a fully participating member. An inclusive and welcoming
    climate embraces and celebrates differences and offers respect in words and actions for all people.

    We Believe:

    • We believe equity is a lens through which all decisions should be made.
    • We believe in identifying and changing educational practices, policies, and processes that contribute to and
      perpetuate inequities and disparities of those who have been marginalized in society by their identity, culture
      or economic status.
    • We believe the practices of attracting and retaining staff (i.e., recruiting, interviewing, hiring, supporting, and
      promoting) must include and honor, at every level, those who represent the diverse identities of our schools
      and community.
    • We believe that all staff and students deserve a space to be their authentic selves. We believe that seeking
      student and staff experiences and feedback on organizational culture and climate will help achieve
      educational equity.
    • We believe a continuum of professional learning and growth opportunities for all staff will help achieve
      educational equity.
    • We believe that parents/caregivers, educators, and the community must be active partners in order to help
      students achieve academic excellence.
    • We believe in an inclusive curriculum, and instruction and assessment that is learner-centered and based on
      high standards and expectations.


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  • Unit 5 has made an ongoing commitment to providing an environment that respects diversity among all members of our learning community. District-wide and at the school level, Unit 5 students, staff, parents, and community members are actively engaged in a rich array of programs and initiatives that seek to promote the increased understanding and appreciation of diversity.