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Frequently Asked Questions

Why was the Diversity Council started? Who started it?
SCS Superintendent, Dr. Ryba started the Council in March 2020, as he saw the growing diversity of the district and knew the importance and the strength in working collaboratively to ensure all students in the district felt valued, accepted, and heard - that they felt that they belonged to SCS. As the research supports, student success academically, athletically, or in the arts starts with their social emotional well-being and sense of belonging.  

Who is on the Diversity Council?
The Diversity Council is made up of Strongsville City Schools staff and secondary students, as well as Strongsville City Schools parents and Strongsville community members.  All of these members have independently chosen to be on this Council and participate in this work. Everyone that is a part of the Strongsville City School District and the Strongsville community is welcome to join the Diversity Council on an annual basis.

What is the focus of the Diversity Council’s work this year?
This year’s focus is to engage the larger community of the Strongsville School District in strategic planning for diversity, equity, and inclusion.  If you want to learn more about our strategic plan, please click on the quick link on the side of this page.

How can I get involved in the Diversity Council?
SCS Superintendent Dr. Ryba will send out a membership form each Spring.  There are no limitations on the amount of members for the Diversity Council.  Once registered, you will receive an invitation to the meetings for the current school year. 

What are the upcoming meeting dates for the Diversity Council?
The Council typically meets on the fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:00 PM on a quarterly basis throughout the school year.  

Is there any cost to this work?  How is this work being funded?
SCS Superintendent Dr. Ryba is leading the Diversity Council and all other supports for the Council are voluntary.  

Is Strongsville City Schools promoting or teaching Critical Race Theory?
No.  Strongsville City Schools does not promote or teach Critical Race Theory.  Additionally, Critical Race Theory is not a component of training or consultation services received by the district.