Diversity and Inclusion Office

The Department of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion works with stakeholders to support the mission and vision of the district while creating instructional environments and developing programs that support academic rigor, cultural relevance, and builds relationships while allowing access for all students by promoting an inclusive environment that celebrates every student's ability, race, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, socioeconomic status, language, and sexual orientation. The Department of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion also fosters a safe space for ongoing discussion and professional development to address issues of equity and access in schools and the classroom, racial and cultural awareness, and diversity for students and staff.

The Hoboken Public Schools is committed to preparing confident and resilient graduates who not only value academic achievement but also embrace challenge, honor diversity, appreciate collaboration and respectfully contribute to their local and wider communities. We are honored and proud to share our Board of Education approved resolution regarding our commitment to social justice and educational equity. 

We continue to provide our entire school community with a clear procedure by which they can seek remedy for alleged violations related to discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, affectional or sexual orientation, sex, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, national origin, disability, or socioeconomic status. The guidance, protocols and procedures for Affirmative Action can be found here

Hoboken Public Schools understands that Professional Development in the areas of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion serves to strengthen and add tools to our toolboxes. To that end we are members of Kean University’s Diversity Council on Global Education and Citizenship and participate in New Jersey's Consortium for Excellence and Equity-North Region. We had participants at all grade-levels attending these powerful training opportunities. In addition to these professional development opportunities, we provide our staff members with a wide-variety of DEI Resources:
Hoboken Public School District's Equity Story

Hoboken Public Schools Speakers Series

Equity Resources


Social Justice Book Lists

Guide for Selecting Anti-Biased Children’s Books

21-Day Racial Equity Habit Building Challenge-Educator Series

Brene Brown with Ibram X. Kendi Podcast

We encourage you to visit these amazing websites for more information on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

  1. Learning for Justice: www.tolerance.org
  2. Equity Assistance Center/NYU: www.steinhardt.nyu.edu/metrocenter/EAC.html
  3. National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity: www.napequity.org
  4. USDOE Office of Civil Rights: www.ed.gov/ocr


We are very excited to share that the month of May is Asian-American and Pacific Islander Month.  Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month is observed annually in May to celebrate the contributions that generations of AAPIs have made to American history, society, and culture. The theme for the observance of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May 2021 is Advancing Leaders Through Purpose-Driven Service. To that end, you will find the Choice Boards for the Month of May. Thank you to Dr. Pollins and the teachers that worked so hard to create the boards.

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