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Equity Council

Statement of Commitment

The Cloudcroft Municipal School District believes the responsibility for learning about and advancing the cause of equity and diversity belongs to each and every member of the educational organization and the community, including learners. Each educator, learner, and community member can make a significant contribution to a high level of equality and justice for all in our community. Equity work will help to build bridges--between educators and learners, parents, and community partners as we all work together to realize and benefit from the value of diversity through increasingly equitable and inclusive institutions.

Statement of Desired Outcomes

The Cloudcroft Municipal School District has identified the need to develop a set of guidelines to ensure the holistic health, identity development, and college and career readiness of all student populations through our teaching and learning systems. We are engaged and participating in a consortium equity council of six school districts to allow us to capture a diverse community of input while retaining the uniqueness of our local district. We are giving broad community and student input through the use of surveys, and also by utilizing Kuder Navigator, a career assessment tool for grades 6 through 12. We are committed to providing continual professional development for our staff and also participating in activities designed with the assistance of Region 9 Education Cooperative for staff and students. Beginning with child find activities, including students of all grades in special education and general education, school-based health issues related to Social Emotional Learning, technology for equity access, and career exploration for college and career exploration. It is our purpose to ensure each child of Cloudcroft Municipal School District receives the highest quality of public education they are entitled to receive.

Cloudcroft Municipal School’s Equity Council Information


In the fall of 2019, the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) requested that all New Mexico school districts establish a Superintendent’s/Executive Director’s Equity Council.

This council will be a local-level team that will help inform the district’s actions and solutions in response to Martinez/Yazzie. 

This group is responsible for addressing key areas related to Martinez/Yazzie and the four deliverables:

  1. Readiness assessment
  2. Equity plan
  3. Culturally and linguistically responsive (CLR) frameworks
  4. Funding report

The equity council will provide updates and collaborate with the school boards and school governing bodies. The Superintendent’s Executive Director’s Equity Councils are an advisory; they do not make final decisions or policies.

Selection Criteria

Based on NMPED guidelines, the council shall include a number of members sufficient to meet the requirements, but no more than 15 members serving staggered three or four-year terms.

The council membership shall include representatives of the school district, school staff, students, parents, and family members, community members, and members of Nations, Tribes, or Pueblos.

At least half of the total membership must represent the student groups identified in the courts’ ruling in the Yazzie Martinez case. These include students with disabilities, Native American students, students who are English learners, and economically disadvantaged students.

Selection Process

In determining Cloudcroft Municipal Schools’ Council, the district will use the selection criteria set forth by NMPED. If interested in being in this leadership role, please use the link below for the application. If you need assistance with completing the application or would prefer you can call our administrative office at (575) 601-4416 and our district staff will be happy to collect your information over the phone.

Application Link: