Information Systems is proud to announce that several subcategories have been added to the race fields in WebSIS and Registar, two applications within our LBL ESD Student Information System Suite. At registration, parents will see additional race category choices to select from that will hopefully be more representative of their child.

We were able to prioritize this project based on feedback parents gave to districts regarding the limited options. The options available were narrow and were not always representative of their culture and race. In addition, parents expressed that the limited options did not provide the data teachers and school leaders needed for educational planning.

In the future, our desire is to expand the race category options as we gather feedback from parents throughout our districts. The table below is similar to what parents will see in phase one of this project. The write in category will give parents the option to add information that will be available for district staff to view.

WebSIS Subcategories for Race Fields