Diversity Office
Definition and Commitment

DEFINITION

"Diversity is the differences that define each of us individually, and collectively. These differences include race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, socioeconomic status, religion, disability, or skill level. By recognizing, respecting, and valuing these differences, CMS can capitalize on the benefits that diversity brings to its environment."

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COMMITMENT STATEMENT

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools is committed to recognizing, respecting, and valuing diversity throughout the organization.

"Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools will acknowledge and appreciate the value of diversity throughout the curriculum, instruction, and staff development." (Multicultural Education Policy ICF, Adopted by the BOE January 12, 1993)

"An environment of racial and cultural diversity enhances learning and is necessary to prepare students to be successful in an increasingly multi-ethnic, diverse and changing society." (one of our core values of how we educate our students - Achieving the CMS Vision: Equity and Student Success Plan, March 18, 1999)