Mendham Township School District:

DEIB Statement of Beliefs

Our Unwavering Commitment to Anti-Discrimination, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging

Mission Statement:

At Mendham Township School District, we are committed to fostering an educational environment grounded in the principles of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB). Our mission is to actively combat discrimination, promote anti-racism, and create a supportive, nurturing culture where every student, staff member, and family thrives, feels valued, and can authentically be themselves.

Historical Context:

Our journey towards becoming an anti-racist, equitable, and inclusive school district began in 2020. This commitment is a years-long process aimed at ensuring the well-being of all marginalized groups in Mendham Township. 

Statement of Beliefs

Commitment to Anti-Racism:

We actively dismantle racism and discrimination within our educational system, promoting equity and ensuring equitable access to opportunities for every student.

Equity and Access:

We eliminate disparities in educational opportunities and access to resources while maximizing success for every student.

Inclusive Curriculum:

Diverse perspectives are actively promoted and integrated into our curriculum.

Supportive School Culture:

We foster a culture celebrating and respecting the identities, backgrounds, and experiences of all members. We promote our comprehensive support services and prioritize the mental health and emotional development of our students.

Community Engagement:

We organize events, forums, and initiatives that celebrate diversity and inclusion, fostering a sense of unity and understanding within our community.

Recruitment and Hiring:

We actively recruit a diverse staff that reflects the rich tapestry of our community.

Continuous Improvement and Accountability:

Our commitment is ongoing, adapting policies and strategies in response to emerging issues and best practices. We understand creating an inclusive and equitable school environment is a journey, not a destination.

Together, we will build an environment where every student knows they are valued, respected, and supported throughout their educational journey.