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Shawnee Mission School District Diversity and Equity Mission Statement

The Shawnee Mission School District embraces its role in establishing a long-term mission and vision for diversity, equity, and inclusion by relentlessly creating a fully unified, equitable, and inclusive culture. It is our mission to value differences and to actively promote inclusion and equity. We will not accept an unwelcoming or unsafe environment for our students and staff. We envision a district where every student is encouraged to achieve their highest potential, and where we can maximize our differences to achieve excellence. We will fully embrace our rich, diverse community. 

We recognize that it will take growth, change, hard work and vigilance to achieve and maintain this vision.

The Shawnee Mission School District is committed to valuing all students and to meeting their individual learning needs, while concurrently developing their understanding and respect of the differences that make each and every student unique, thus preparing students to live in an inclusive, global community and world.

The Department of Family and Student Services provides district leadership around issues of diversity and equity.  If you believe that you have been discriminated against, or if you have questions or concerns related to diversity and equity in the Shawnee Mission School District, please contact your building principal.

 Kaitlin Shulman
 Coordinator of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 






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