Welcome to the Equity Advisory Council Page

Pasco County Schools is committed to providing high quality, equitable, and rigorous educational opportunities for all students, as well as an equitable and inclusive workplace for all employees.

The Equity Advisory Council (EAC) has been formed to identify areas where the school district could make progress toward a more equitable school experience and workplace, and to offer solutions and strategies for accelerating that progress. The EAC comprises a diverse group of school district personnel, parents, community members, and community leaders who have volunteered to participate.

On the web page you will find information regarding the EAC as well as resources regarding Pasco Schools’ ongoing efforts to provide equity in our schools and workplaces.

Superintendent Browning provides an overview of the purpose of the Equity Advisory Council.

Interested in joining our Equity Advisory Council? Complete our Application Below!

This application is meant for parents, students, Pasco County Schools personnel, and community members who are interested in examining what contributes to inequitable outcomes and/or a lack of opportunities for our students who are members of marginalized groups. This team will provide solution recommendations to the superintendent of Pasco County Schools.

Resources

Project RISE started by recognizing that there are populations of students in the Pasco County school system that are not getting everything they need to achieve success in their lives. Read about Project RISE here to learn about all that Pasco County Schools is doing to ensure that all students have Relevant, Inspiring, Supportive Experiences (RISE).

Pasco County Schools has been named College Board Advanced Placement District of the Year for leading the nation’s large-sized school districts in expanding access and equity to Advanced Placement courses while simultaneously improving exam performance. Read about the prestigious award here.

The 2020 Regional Equity Report by the Tampa Bay Partnership revealed dramatic inequities for the Tampa Bay Region’s black residents. The county-by-county analysis shows that, “Pasco County has the smallest or second-smallest equity gap in each of the indicators we measured for this analysis.”

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