Education & Institutions

/ The Problem

A board of education needed a community impact analysis on several policy implementations related to anti-Black racism. The board was looking for key answers and improvements to their policies from an equity lens. Their questions included:

How will the new policies affect the Black community?

Do any policies target one or more equity-seeking communities?

Are any of the policies harmful? If so, how can they be fixed?

/ Our Solution

To help the board further understand the impact of their policies, KEDZ Consulting stepped in to lead the Community Impact Analysis. Each one of the board’s policies were thoroughly examined by a KEDZ consultant and also circulated to community members and focus groups for feedback. Based on this information, KEDZ created recommendations for each policy as to whether it should be eliminated, revised, maintained or promoted.

/ The Impact

After conducting a thorough Community Impact Analysis and making policy recommendations, the school board communicated to KEDZ there a number of positive changes in the organization resulting from this exercise:

KEDZ helped the school board determine several policies under review impacted the Black community in a negative way; they proposed revisions which ultimately led to building a more equitable association

Upon making KEDZ-suggested adjustments to its school policies, the feedback the board received included a noticeably more equitable work environment that had a profound impact on its members

Get your organization’s equity score

Complete our equity assessment form today and automatically receive a customized scorecard via email.