JEDI Task Force
Stakeholders work to develop a culture that embraces, seeks an understanding, respects, accepts, and celebrates our unique individual differences. The BCSD Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Task Force will identify strengths, areas of growth, and a plan of action as it relates to diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in the school district.
JEDI is a commonly used acronym for Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. Many school districts across the country use this same acronym or a variation of the acronym. BCSD's JEDI task force is not associated with the J.E.D.I. Institute out of the state of Georgia. BCSD's JEDI task force works with the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio >> read more.
Partnership with the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio
In 2020, the Berea Board of Education passed a Resolution of Commitment to Equity and Excellence in Education (https://go.boarddocs.com/oh/
berea/Board.nsf/goto?open&id= BRCTFS773430).The Berea City School District is partnering with The Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio to bring a JEDI (justice, equity, diversity, inclusion) Leader to work with us. The Diversity Center is a human relations organization that has been dedicated to eliminating bias, bigotry, and racism in Northeast Ohio for over 90 years. Originally founded as the National Conference for Christians and Jews (NCCJ), today they focus on increasing knowledge, raising awareness, and building skills to help create communities that are safe, respectful, and inclusive to all members. The Diversity Center supports workplaces, communities, and schools across seven counties throughout Northeast Ohio. They are proud to have engaged over 10,000 student participants and 2,500 adult participants in the 2019-2020 school year.Learn more about the Diversity Center of Northeast Ohio here:Frequently Asked Questions about JEDI: https://www.diversitycenterneo.org/jedi-frequently-asked-questions/