2021-22 school year
Training for school staff members
In April 2021, the Washington state legislature passed a law that requires training for school staff members and school board members on cultural competency, diversity, equity and inclusion. This bill has no component of training or curriculum for students. As part of a district equity initiative, however, Vancouver Public Schools has developed the following outcomes for staff focus for professional learning growth in the 2021-22 and 2022-23 school years. These outcomes will help employees more effectively meet the needs of every student. When we ensure that each child can benefit from great learning environments, our communities benefit from the talents and skills they develop.