Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Kirksville R-III Mission Statement:

Empowering 21st century learners to create their success, build their community and better their world.


District Statement:

The district believes that by respecting the uniqueness of perspectives, identities, and experiences of each person, we create a stronger and more vibrant community. We are committed to honoring and celebrating differences by fostering an environment that promotes empathy, respect, and belonging for all members of the school community.


We value individual differences as they relate to  race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, abilities, religious, and political beliefs.  


Committee Purpose:

To embrace and promote diversity to prepare our students to flourish in an increasingly complex global community. 


The Kirksville R-III School Board has commissioned a group of individuals, made up of community members, school administrators, and school faculty, to ensure equity and inclusion are an integral part of Kirksville R-III School District. 

The Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee will focus on assessing and advocating in the areas of:

  • Evidence-based Solutions 

  • Stories 

  • Inclusive Curriculum 

  • Professional Development 

  • Data 

  • Policies