The National Equity Standards
9. Financial resources, facilities, and staffing are allocated in ways that provide opportunity and success for all students
- Equity issues are considered when educators are recruited (e.g., teachers of ethnic minorities, male elementary educators, female math and science educators, nontraditional occupational teachers, qualified teachers for rural areas).
- Data on staffing patterns is collected and analyzed to ensure the educational workforce reflects the ethnic and gender make-up of the school.
- Incentives are developed for those who accept more challenging teaching assignments (e.g., working with high need students).
- School funding policies recognize that differing needs and circumstances require different interventions and incur different costs.
- Financial support is allocated for special needs of students (e.g., adaptive equipment, child care, large print materials, transportation).
- Resources are allocated to provide equitable facilities and learning environments for all students.