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Brockton Public Schools slashing equity diversity and inclusion office

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BROCKTON — Brockton High School senior Amelia Vieira — a student ambassador for the school district’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion office — often speaks with her fellow students about the challenges they face inside the school and relays those issues back to the EDI office staff.

“For many of my peers and for myself, the EDI program has been nothing short of lifechanging,” Vieira said at an April 9 Brockton School Committee meeting. “It provided us with a platform to share our experiences and our voices and affect change within our school community.”

“We discovered a sense of purpose that previously eluded us.”

Brockton High School senior and student ambassador Amelia Vieira speaks to the Brockton School Committee on April 9, 2024 about the impact of the district's decision to cut positions in its office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

What’s being cut in EDI office?

But now Brockton Public Schools is planning to cut and restructure that EDI office — which is currently comprised of three employees and an assistant superintendent — amid budget constraints as the district tries to reduce the roughly $25 million projected deficit in its Fiscal Year 2024 budget.

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2024-04-16 09:11:48

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