DEI Hiring: Webster Groves School District


According to Webster Groves School District’s Equity Policy, the district “shall address racism and bias” by recruiting, employing, supporting, retaining and continuously developing “a workforce of racially conscious and culturally competent administrative, instructional and support personnel.”

In district’s Strategic Plan 2023-2026, the district states that it “must maintain flexible structures and systems which attract and retain the highest quality staff.” As part of its objectives to meet one of its strategic goals, the districts will strive “to attract, support, and retain exceptionally talented staff who at minimum reflect the diversity of our student population.”

One of the strategies listed in the document states that the district will “provide multiple opportunities to interact with candidates of color by hosting events, strategic advertisement of positions, etc.” which will be evaluated by “increasing the number of qualified applicants of color and increasing our number and percentage in hiring staff of color.”

Webster Groves School District’s Diversity, Equity, Inclusion: Interim Report of 2021 provides staffing data and new hires pertaining to “staff of color.”