Diversity and Inclusion

Perry Township Schools rejects systemic racism and inequality in all its forms. Our district stands in support of every student, employee, or community member who is Black, Indigenous, or a Person of Color. Likewise, we acknowledge and grieve the overwhelming anguish and anxiety that many of our Black families undoubtedly feel during this tumultuous time.

As one of the most diverse school districts in Indiana, Perry Township Schools vows to be a part of the solution in the fight against racism and injustice. We will work to harness the heartbreak, rage, and energy of our community and the nation to create positive change that the world needs. We will confront difficult conversations that challenge us to examine our interactions with employees and everyone we serve. Also, we will fiercely champion a culture that makes every student and employee feel safe, valued, and included.

Perry Township Schools values diversity and inclusion. The district is committed to ensuring its actions and policies reflect the principles, equity, opportunities, and freedom fundamental to every human being’s existence.

Racial Equity Resources:

Racial Equity Tools

Racial Equity Tools is designed to support individuals and groups working to achieve racial equity. It offers tools, research, tips, curricula, and ideas for people who want to increase their understanding and to help those working for racial justice at every level – in systems, organizations, communities, and the culture at large.
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Raising a generation of children who are thoughtful, informed, and brave about race.
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Teaching for Change

Teaching for Change provides teachers and parents with the tools to create schools where students learn to read, write and change the world.
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Print Resources

417 Magazine
How To Talk With Your Kids About Racism, Diversity, and Inclusion 
– Krysten Muench, Jamie Thomas, and Katie Pollock Estes

Coretta Scott King Book Awards
Each winter, the Coretta Scott King Book Awards are given to outstanding African American authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults that demonstrate an appreciation of African American culture and universal human values.
Check out the 2021 list, here.

LBGTQ+ Resources:

Indiana Youth Group (IYG)

IYG creates safer spaces to foster community and provides programming that empowers LGBTQ+ youth and magnifies their voices.
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TransYouth Family Allies (TYFA)

TYFA empowers children and families by partnering with educators, service providers and communities, to develop supportive environments in which gender may be expressed and respected.
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PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies. With over 400 chapters and 200,000 members and supporters crossing multiple generations of families in major urban centers, small cities, and rural areas across America, PFLAG is committed to creating a world where diversity is celebrated and all people are respected, valued, and affirmed.
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Children with Special Needs:

About Special Kids
8435 Keystone Crossing Suite 190
Indianapolis, In 46240

GSA Network

About Special Kids (ASK) is Indiana’s Parent to Parent organization that works throughout the state to give support, answer questions and provide information and resources to families of children with special needs. ASK staff are extensively and continually trained as well as parents of children with special needs; therefore, we can help other families and professionals understand the various systems that families encounter related to special needs.
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Revelations in Education
Racial and Social Equity Resources
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Brene Brown
Brown has spent the past two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy. She’s the author of five #1 New York Times bestsellers: The Gifts of ImperfectionDaring GreatlyRising StrongBraving the Wilderness and Dare to Lead, which is the culmination of a seven-year study on courage and leadership.
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