School Culture and Climate
17.15% of students in the Dubuque Community School District (DCSD) are minority students, while 2.2% of staff is minority. Currently there are 23 different languages spoken in the DCSD.
FROM THE SURVEY:
- 49.04% of respondents expressed some level of concern regarding access to supplementary services (tutoring, counseling, afterschool programs, etc.).
- 48.23% of respondents expressed some level of concern regarding discrimination.
FROM THE DIALOGUES:
- Dialogue attendees referenced the misalignment between staff diversity and student diversity, and expressed the need for additional cultural competency training for staff.
- Dialogue attendees noted a lack of technology access outside of school for some populations, which makes success in school increasingly difficult in today’s technological society.