Equity and Inclusion

We inspire and empower all learners, preparing them for limitless opportunities.

The Berkeley County Board of Education believes that the success of all students is dependent upon quality and equity in education. The intent of Department of Equity and Inclusion is to ensure guidelines and goals for equity and inclusion in areas of curricula, instruction, professional learning, and instructional resources are culturally appropriate, inclusive, and respect individual differences, while acknowledging and celebrating the cultural diversity of students within the classroom, school, community, state, nation, and world.

Processes at the school and district level provide educational experiences that ensure the achievement of all students, and readiness for college and career. The district ensures that all students receive the supports they need to meet that goal. Diversity is a multidimensional, broadly inclusive concept that acknowledges and embraces the richness of human differences including but not limited to the following: gender, ethnicity, socio-economic status, ability, race, age, family structure, religion, language, body/shape and size, culture, occupation, and education.

Equity is the process of implementing practices based on student needs rather than group identity, resulting in positive outcomes for all students. Inclusion is an environment where individuals' perspectives, ideas, and thoughts are respected and valued.

The History of the Sumner-Ramer Memorial School

This documentary video about the Sumner-Ramer Memorial School was produced by the Martinsburg-Berkeley County, WV, NAACP, Branch 3242 and premiered on February 17, 2024 at The Historic Apollo Civic Theater in Martinsburg, WV.