Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

The Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District is committed to creating a collaborative learning environment where all members feel included, respected, valued and connected by affirming individual identities, fostering relationships and recognizing diversity as an asset for teaching and learning.

In spring 2021, the New York State Board of Regents launched an initiative to advance diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in New York state schools that is based upon the New York State Education Department’s Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework (CR-SE).

The Board of Regents released the draft CR-SE framework along with its own policy statement, an organizational roadmap designed to involve families and community members in the DEI process, a series of six executive summary informational briefs to be shared with stakeholders and a call to action for all schools to develop policies that advance DEI.

The Fayetteville-Manlius School District is closely following the state guidance while also taking into account feedback from its many stakeholders, including students and their families and district staff.

DEI foundational documents

Below are the state documents the district has reviewed to inform the work it is doing to become a more inclusive, welcoming school community with a focus on ensuring that all students receive the necessary support for an equitable educational experience. 

Questions? Concerns? Use Let’s Talk!

To provide district stakeholders the opportunity to share with the F-M administration their questions or concerns about the district’s DEI initiatives, the district has established a diversity, equity and inclusion section on F-M’s Let’s Talk online platform

Let’s Talk is a web-based, two-way communications tool that allows anyone to share concerns or questions with district administrators at any time. 

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