AACPS Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell
on the importance of Diversity at AACPS
Diversity at AACPS
Anne Arundel County Public Schools has established a multi-faceted approach to diversity and inclusion within our system. The Office of Workforce Diversity collaborates with other AACPS departments that have been established to increase diversity within our
school community and to ensure the equitable allocation of services for our students.
Why is Diversity Important in the Workplace?
Diversity in the workplace allows individuals from different backgrounds and with different perspectives to learn from each other. This diversity can assist in the development of new and innovative ideas and can allow an organization to have better relationships with the existing community.
AACPS is committed to fostering a learning environment where diversity is encouraged and to recruiting and retaining a workforce that reflects the diversity of our students and surrounding population. We are committed to hiring the best employees of all backgrounds who will bring their unique talents and skills into our school system.
Related Efforts @ AACPS
Office of Equity Assurance & Human Relations
The mission of the Office of Equity Assurance and Human Relations is to facilitate AACPS and the Anne Arundel County community to meet the goals of the 2005 Memorandum of Agreement between the NAACP and other organizations and individuals (“the community”) to address educational disparities for African-American students. The Office was established as a liaison between "the community” and AACPS to develop objectives, actions, and monitoring mechanisms. One of the objectives is to provide direction, information, training,
resources, and support to facilitate meeting the AACPS Strategic Plan goals. the
AACPS Strategic Plan contains 5 main categories, with equity as a major theme
throughout. The Workforce Diversity goal is one of the areas the Office of Equity Assurance and Human Relations supports.
Click here to learn more about the Office of Equity Assurance and Human Relations.
Minority & Small Business Enterprise Office
The mission and purpose of the Minority Small Business Enterprise (MSBE)
program is to administer and conduct a minority and small business
enterprise program for the delivery of services and products. Anne
Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) is committed to increasing the
participation of minority and small business enterprises in providing
goods and services to the school district.
View the MSBE website here