Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)

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The NEC Diversity Task Force was created in September 2018 in response to state and national issues around educational equity and achievement gaps for students with special needs, English Language Learners, and students from specific racial and cultural groups. In September 2021 we became the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee.


“Exploring Diversity at NEC” Staff Discussion

The mission of the DEI Committee is to advise and assist administration with making ongoing progress towards three goals:

  • NEC will have a diverse workforce, reflective of students and families in our region, in which all employees feel valued, appreciated and free from discrimination.

  • All students at NEC will feel fully included and have equal opportunities to thrive. This includes but is not limited to areas such as social inclusion, academic achievement, student discipline, enrollment, and discharge policies.

  • All families at NEC will feel included in and fully able to access the school community.

Goals of DEI Committee

  • Meet regularly to have brave conversations about issues related to diversity, equity, and cultural responsiveness, and to engage in shared learning about these issues in order to become peer leaders.

  • Advise administration about goals and Professional Development initiatives/activities and assist administration in planning and implementing these activities.

DESE and M.A.S.S.

NEC’s work on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion is guided by the work of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents (M.A.S.S.). More information is available at:

STAFF – Sign up for the DEI Committee mailing list by joining the Google group here.