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KCD's Action Items

In order to ensure that KCD is a safe, welcoming, and inclusive place,

  • We held two special faculty meetings during the summer of 2020 to discuss concerns brought to us by our Black students and graduates.
  • We continue to offer increased DEI training for faculty during in-service days, including ongoing sessions led by DEI Director James Racine.
  • We held a series of productive meetings during the summer of 2020 with KCD grads who offered concrete suggestions on how we can make KCD more welcoming and inclusive for all students. 
  • We have expanded the role of our DEI Director, James Racine, and asked him to join the administrative team.
  • We have doubled our DEI budget in order to provide more resources and training for our community.
  • We have launched BAAM, a Black/African-American Mentoring Program that seeks to connect our Black/African-American upper school students with KCD alumni across the country.
  • We have created an online DEI resources hub for faculty and families
  • We will continue to actively recruit and retain a diverse faculty by engaging with experts such as Nemnet
  • We will continue affinity groups organized in partnership with the Parent Association
  • We will use the Statement of Inclusion crafted by faculty, parents, and trustees as a guidepost for our work at KCD
  • We will research and implement a more diverse and inclusive curriculum, including reading lists and authors that portray diverse experiences positively
  • We will continue and expand the Courageous Conversations workshops for student, exploring the power of words and actions
  • We will continue working with our DEI Director to ensure that discipline is handled fairly and without bias

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    James Racine 

    Director of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
    502-423-0440 x683
4100 Springdale Road • Louisville, KY 40241 • (502) 423-0440 • Fax (502) 423-0445
Kentucky Country Day School is a private JK–12, coeducational school located on a spacious 80+ acre campus in Louisville, KY. KCD combines a rigorous academic program with a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular programs. Our outstanding faculty creates an intimate learning environment that is both challenging and supportive.