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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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The Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Team has developed a District Diversity Plan, which was approved by the Centerville Board of Education in July 2020.


To empower our community of learners with knowledge, skills and empathy to effectively engage a diverse world.


We will continually work to increase the cultural knowledge and self-awareness of our staff and student body. We will work to develop and enhance trusting relationships with our students and their families where all feel safe and encouraged to express their views. We will build a welcoming and inclusive environment that celebrates the uniqueness of all our families. We will encourage the recruitment and retention of diverse representations to have a staff reflective of the vibrant community we live in for the betterment of all.


  1. Develop an awareness of one’s own cultural lens, diverse perspectives, and inequities in education and society.
  2. Increase community engagement and parental involvement.
  3. Recruit and retain staff from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations.
  4. Remove barriers that impede the engagement of  all students in curricular and extracurricular activities.

Download District Diversity Plan


DEI Core Team Members

In addition to these core team members, task forces consisting of staff from diverse roles in the district have been formed under each goal area.


Upcoming Events

Please watch this space for information about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion events and activities.


Parent/Guardian Advocacy Groups

The following groups collaborate with the district's DEI Team on diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

Elks with Special Needs
Elks with Special Needs is a support group for parents/caregivers who have children with special needs in the Centerville City School system. The group typically meets once a month, has various speakers come to talk about opportunities for children, and hosts social activities.

Follow Elks with Special Needs on Facebook

Visit Centerville Schools Parent Mentor web page

Village of Elks
The Village of Elks aims to improve the family connections, education, and experience for students of African descent and Multiracial students of African heritage in the Centerville City School District.

Visit Village of Elks website

Follow Village of Elks on Facebook

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Videos


Additional resources will be added to this space by the DEI Team.

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