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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Radnor Township School District is committed to providing a safe, supportive and inclusive learning environment for all families, students and staff.


  • Every family, student, and staff member feels welcomed and safe at our schools.
  • Diversity is celebrated, all are included, and decisions are made using an equity lens.

2022-23 RTSD Book Study: Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity


To continue to help Radnor Township School District develop a strong and withstanding culture of belonging, dignity and inclusion, all RTSD staff members have been provided a copy of the book "Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity" to read over the summer of 2022 as part of a district-wide staff book study. Staff will participate in conversations about the book over the course of the 2022-23 school year and sessions with the book's author(s) are also planned.

In "Belonging Through a Culture of Dignity," authors Floyd Cobb and John Krownapple argue that educational equity is based on the foundational elements of dignity and belonging, which they define as “the extent to which people feel appreciated, validated, accepted and treated fairly within.” The book seeks to make the concepts of dignity and belonging accessible and explain their importance in the implementation of educational equity initiatives.  

What is Diversity, Equity & Inclusion?

What is Diversity?  

Diversity is understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences. These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, (dis)ability status, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies.

What is Equity? 

Equity is an approach that ensures everyone access to the same opportunities. Equity recognizes that advantages and barriers exist, and that, as a result, we all don’t start from the same place. Equity is a process that begins by acknowledging that unequal starting place and continues to correct and address the imbalance.

What is Inclusion?

Inclusion is involvement and empowerment, where the inherent worth and dignity of all people are recognized. An inclusive organization promotes and sustains a sense of belonging; it values and practices respect for the talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of living of its members.

Guiding Pillars


Districtwide Task Force

  • Comprised of building and central office administrators
  • Reviews recommendations from parent, school based and student DEI committees

Parent/PTO Advisory Committees

  • One committee for each level (elementary, middle, high)
  • Provides feedback from the parent perspective
  • Will meet at least four times in 2020-2021

School-Based Committee

  • One committee for each building (IES, RES, WES, RMS, RHS)
  • Comprised of faculty and staff; meets at least monthly
  • Helps to support principals in carrying out the District’s DEI work

Student Advisory Committee

  • One committee for RMS and one for RHS
  • Provides feedback from the student perspective
  • Will meet at least every 6-8 weeks in 2020-2021

Overview of Work

Parent/Guardian Resources