Student group works toward more inclusive environment
After months of working together, members of the Multicultural Student Advisory Committee wrapped up their final meeting with plans for the next school year.
“It’s a very warm feeling. It’s so beautiful to me,” said Clearfield High junior Halima, during an event on May 5.
Eight students from 10 high schools were asked to regularly consult with school faculty and district leaders on how to improve the educational experience of minority students.
“I don’t feel like an outsider. I don’t feel like I don’t belong. I don’t feel like I’m not part of anything,” said Halima.
As part of Davis School District’s ongoing efforts to eliminate racism, Office of Equal District Coordinator Caray Long created the group during the 2021-2022 school year.
“We never want to see education through one lens, where we have students coming from wonderful, beautiful rich backgrounds,” said Long.
The students agree that making Davis School District more inclusive and equitable comes by teaching the educators and community as a whole.
“We are the leaders and the next generation is counting on us and this is dependent on our future, too,” Halima said.
The district plans to continue the Multicultural Student Advisory Committee next year.