REI: Parent & Community Partnerships

To better serve all students in University Place School District, we hope to continue dialogue and increase communication between parents, students and district staff.

Because UPSD staff, like most school districts, is predominantly white, we hope to create avenues for productive conversation with communities of color and listen carefully to these stakeholders about their experiences and aspirations.  We also hope to find sources of expertise and guidance to help us in areas where we lack expertise on matters of race and racism. 

We have received extensive feedback over the last several years from students, alumni, parents, staff and community members.  We continue to engage with those who are reaching out and learn from their stories, hopes, concerns and ideas.  A key source of information to help us better serve all students is the students themselves.  We continue to provide formal and informal opportunities for our students to talk with us about how they experience our schools and what we can do to improve these experiences. 

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