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Forward Together Plan

Forward Together: A Strategic Plan for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Carlsbad Unified School District’s mission is to provide every student an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment. To ensure that every student feels safe and welcome in our schools, and to ensure that every student has the opportunity to achieve at high levels, our Board approved the Forward Together Plan in July 2023.

Forward Together Links

No Place for Hate Program: Empowering students to make a positive difference in CUSD Schools

  • Learn more about the No Place for Hate program, including descriptions and definitions of terms.

No Place for Hate School Activities

  • Learn more about the No Place for Hate (NPFH) activities on our school campuses, including NPFH Committees, the NPFH Workshop, NPFH pledges, and NPFH activities. Please note that this document is updated regularly, as schools determine their site-specific NPFH activities and timelines.

Forward Together Staff Professional Development

  • Learn more about the professional learning opportunities provided to staff as part of the district’s Forward Together plan

Forward Together Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Find answers to some frequently/recently asked questions related to the Forward Together plan. These FAQs are updated as needed.

Link to San Diego County Office of Education's Equity Resources (external site)

  • Learn more about the work of the County Office.


Forward Together Plan

The Board-adopted plan is available below.

Forward Together Plan-Spanish

Carlsbad Unified is committed to equity, inclusion, and tolerance for all students and staff.  CUSD Administrative Regulation 5145.9 states, “Students will be provided a respectful, inclusive, and safe learning environment that protects them from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, bullying, or any other type of behavior that is motivated by hate.”

We value and respect all of our diverse groups of students and we are committed to ensuring their success in school. We are committed to fostering an inclusive environment where every student, school employee, community member, and parent can expect to be treated with dignity and respect.

We do not teach Critical Race Theory (CRT) in the Carlsbad Unified School District.  If you would like to learn more about what CRT is and why we do not teach it in CUSD, please select the link below.

Critical Race Theory/Ethnic Studies FAQ (PDF from the Association of California School Administrators)