District Diversity Plan For The Bolivar D 1 School District

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District Strategic Diversity Plan
Brian Thompson
Arkansas State University
ELAD 7073: Summer 2015
Dr. Neal

District Profile
The Bolivar R-1 School District is located in Bolivar, Missouri, which is the county seat of Polk County and has an estimated population of 10,572 people as of 2014. The racial makeup of the Bolivar community, as of 2010, was 94.8% White, 1.5% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 2.5% Hispanic and 0.7% other races. The Bolivar community is an area that is made up of primarily beef and dairy farms as well as being the home of Southwest Baptist University. The Bolivar School District is one of five school districts that are located in the county. The school district is made up of four primary campuses that include one elementary building (K-2), one intermediate building (3-5), one middle school (6-8), and one high school (9-12). The district also has one alternative school (9-12), one early intervention school (for students ages 3-5 with developmental delays), one extension school (for older students with developmental delays), one pre-school, one day care, and provides the staff for two group homes (one boys and one girls). The Bolivar School District had a total student population of 2,646 based on the number of students that were enrolled at the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year. Breaking the student population down by building we find there were 850 students at the high school, 593 students at the middle school,…

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