Office of Equity and Compliance


    The Office of Equity and Compliance directly supports the Office of the Superintendent, district, local schools, and the community. This office provides leadership for ensuring equitable educational opportunities for all students. It is charged with facilitating the development and implementation of the district’s equity plan and oversees the alignment of that plan with all local school plans for improvement. The office also collaborates with district leaders to develop and implement a systemic process for identifying and addressing inequities that impede student engagement and academic achievement while also maximizing opportunities for community engagement.

    Gwinnett County Public Schools’ Educational Equity Policy:

    The Gwinnett County Board of Education is committed to educating all students and to providing the resources needed to support high-quality teaching and learning. The district’s focus on increasing student achievement, access and opportunities through the implementation of equitable and inclusive educational and workplace policies and practices reduces barriers and builds the district’s capacity to deliver innovative, effective, and culturally relevant services.

    The Board of Education authorizes the Superintendent and his or her designee to design or redesign systemic programs and initiatives to address and reduce educational inequity, providing students and staff with targeted supports and enrichment that increase opportunities to succeed.

    Educational Equity: Providing access to ensure that all students have the knowledge and skills to succeed as contributing members of a global society, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnic background, English proficiency, faith, socioeconomic status, or disability.


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    Gwinnett County Public Schools
    Office of Equity and Compliance
    Instructional Support Center
    437 Old Peachtree Road, NW
    Suwanee, GA 30024-2978

    Phone: (678) 301-7904
    Fax: (678) 442-5236

  •  Dr. Tommy Welch, Chief Equity and Compliance Officer
    Dr. Tommy Welch, Chief Equity and Compliance Officer