A number of efforts are under way to assure that Corvallis schools are safe, welcoming and inclusive of all students and their families. The school district developed a Diversity Action Plan which is the culmination of nearly a year and a half of work done by a Diversity and Inclusion Committee beginning in 2008. This committee was charged with identifying diversity-related challenges within our schools. The Diversity Action Plan offers a wide range of recommendations related to staff recruitment goals, professional development, curriculum reviews, school access, parent communications and much more.
New multi-lingual signage in all schools was an early result of the district's Diversity Action Plan. The signs identify the school office, gymnasium, cafeteria and library in all schools. Each one includes English, Spanish, Korean, Arabic and Chinese, the top five languages most frequently spoken by Corvallis students and their families. The district also has made a commitment to better and more consistent translations of district/school information for families whose primary language is Spanish.
High school students have an opportunity to participate in Impact Day, a program designed to breakdown stereotypes and encourage students to talk openly about bullying More than 100 sophomores and juniors from Corvallis and Crescent Valley high schools take part in this event that is organized by the two schools’ counselors.
509J Diversity Action Plan
Safe and Welcoming Schools