Welcome to the IDEA Committee, part of the Fremont PTA. IDEA stands for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility.
The Fremont IDEA Committee was formed in 2020 and in 2022, the chair was elevated to a VP position on our PTA Board and the seat is held by Tiffany Davis-Baez.
Mission: The mission of Fremont Elementary School's Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accessibility (IDEA) Committee is to promote an enriching and supporting climate with a racial, gender and social equity lens that allows all members of the Fremont community to thrive and succeed and to access all that the school and PTA has to offer.
Inclusion refers to the intentional, ongoing effort to ensure that diverse individuals fully participate in all aspects of organizational work, including decision-making processes. It also refers to the ways that diverse participants are valued as respected members of an organization and/or community.
Diversity is all the ways that people are different and the same at the individual and group levels. Even when people appear the same, they are different. Organizational diversity requires examining and questioning the makeup of a group to ensure that multiple perspectives are represented.
Equity is the fair and just treatment of all members of a community. Equity requires commitment to strategic priorities, resources, respect, and civility, as well as ongoing action and assessment of progress toward achieving specific goals.
Accessibility is giving equitable access to everyone along the continuum of human ability and experience. Accessibility encompasses the broader meanings of compliance and refers to how organizations make space for the characteristics that each person brings.