Equity and Cultural Proficiency

Our Mission

DECP works to build the capacity of teachers, leaders, and staff to create inclusive environments that honor every student's race, ability,  gender, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity (including gender expression), language, immigration status, and socio-economic status, in order to raise the bar, close the gap and prepare every student for the future. 

Our Vision

The Department of Equity and Cultural Proficiency (DECP) promotes systems and structures that provide support for all BCPS students, teachers, leaders, staff, and stakeholders in which equity and access are embedded in all areas of academic programs, social-emotional supports, and business operations.