Youth and adults on the Milton High School Equity Team took part in the crafting of the school’s new equity policy. Director of Equity and Student Support Systems Wilmer Chavarria tasked the group with looking at a draft of the policy, and providing feedback on its contents and language. In groups of two or three, staff members and students reviewed several sections, including curriculum, discipline, and athletics, taking notes and writing down clarifying questions. Chavarria then asked the groups to share their observations and suggestions, resulting in a rich discussion of what the policy could and should include. Students can continue to give feedback on the policy in the coming weeks, after which Chavarria will present the final draft to the Milton school board for approval.

It is inspiring to see Milton High School valuing youth voice in the creation of this essential document!