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Valuing Diversity

Strategic Plan 2018-2021

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Why focus on Valuing Diversity?

Middletown City School District understands the importance of building our educator’s ability to teach in an ever-growing diverse urban environment. This focus area demonstrates the district’s plan to redefine staffing practices to better recruit and retain strong educators who thrive in an urban setting. We plan to build every employee’s awareness of our diversity, which will create an appreciation for our differences as well as impact our ability to introduce a greater deal of relevance in our classrooms. To ensure our efforts to value and celebrate the diversity of our district, we will form a Valuing Diversity committee to oversee all efforts in this area.


Video Series

All Middletown employees actively engaged in COPE (Cost of Poverty Experience) during the October and November professional development days. COPE was the kick off to the 2018-2019 poverty awareness focus identified in the MCSD Strategic Plan. As a follow up to COPE, monthly videos will be shared that highlight Middletown agencies that directly address the challenges of poverty. The videos highlight issues which people in poverty could possibly face during that month. Each video will be followed by a poverty awareness challenge. We hope that you will take part in the poverty awareness challenge and share your experiences using #DiversityRising.

Gail Drexler, S.E.L.F. Program Director

Gail Drexler, S.E.L.F. Program Director 

The first video highlights SELF, Supports to Encourage Low-Income Families, and their Emergency Home Energy Assistance Program. SELF helps low-income families being threatened with heat shutoff in the winter. Please take a minute to learn about SELF in this short video.  Look for the HEAP, Home Energy Assistance Program, poster displayed in your staff lounge and Energy Assistance Programs Applications in the main district office.

Church Women United at Ascension Middletown

"The Clothing Depot," Church Women United at Ascension Middletown

The December #DiversityRising video highlighted "The Clothing Depot" run by Church Women United at Ascension Middletown. "The Clothing Depot" is in need of warm clothes to give to members of our community. We hope that you will take part in the poverty awareness challenge by donating new or gently used clothing to our MTA Clothing Drive. Please share your experiences using #DiversityRising.

Access Counseling Services

Access Counseling Services

The January Poverty Video features Access Counseling and Mental Health. Look for the Crisis Text Line posters in your buildings with the text line information 741-741.

People Working Cooperatively

People Working Cooperatively

In February 2019, we traveled to People Working Cooperatively. Incorporated in 1975, People Working Cooperatively (PWC) provides critical home repair, energy conservation, and modification services to low-income, elderly, and disabled homeowners in 20 counties of Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana.
We hope that you will take part in the poverty awareness challenge and share your experiences using #DiversityRising.
1. Follow the PWC link to learn how to volunteer your time. 
2. Help someone in need with a home repair.