Las Cruces Public Schools launched a survey Wednesday to assess how well the district provides support and opportunities for all students and staff, or where improvements can be made.
The Equity and Inclusion Diagnostic Survey is anonymous and will be distributed to all LCPS families, staff and students in grades six through 12. Dr. Roberto Lozano, the district’s Associate Superintendent for Equity, Innovation and Social Justice, says the survey will provide a foundation for the Equity Council in the upcoming school year.
“Essentially, data from the equity survey will allow the Council to make recommendations on district policies, practices and programs,” said Lozano. The Equity Council, according to Lozano, was created following the landmark Yazzie/Martinez education lawsuit in 2018 that sought to address shortcomings in New Mexico’s public education system.
Families, staff and students can take the survey through a secure link that asks questions related to their role with LCPS, their perceptions about equity among diverse backgrounds, and their thoughts on the district’s overall learning environment. Diverse backgrounds include various ethnicities, races, cultures, genders, sexualities, religions, abilities, socio-economic backgrounds.
Data from the survey will be collected through April 30.