The School Committee subscribes to the fullest extent to the principle of the dignity of all people and of their labors and will take action to ensure that any individual within the District who is responsible for hiring and/or personnel supervision understands that applicants are employed, assigned, and promoted without regard to their race, creed, color, age, sex, gender identity, national origin, disability or sexual orientation. Every available opportunity will be taken in order to assure that each applicant for a position is selected on the basis of qualifications, merit and ability.
It is the goal of the Lexington Public Schools to achieve significant representation of members of minorities and other underrepresented groups at all levels of employment. This policy mandates aggressive, proactive measures to recruit employ, and promote members of all underrepresented groups.
For purposes of this policy, significant representation means representation that reflects the composition of the total student population of this school system.
Our goals are:
- To give all students and staff an opportunity to relate to and learn with persons from minorities, and other underrepresented groups and thereby to increase their knowledge and enhance intercultural understanding.
- To provide adult role models representative of a diverse student body.
- To create an environment that includes all types of people, that encourages open communication about differences, that promotes appreciation of each person's uniqueness and that empowers each individual to do his or her best.
- To ensure equal opportunities for the employment promotion and transfer of all persons.