Equity is when everyone has access to the opportunities necessary to satisfy their essential needs, advance their well-being and achieve their full potential. The Lawrence Public School District is committed to closing educational achievement gaps in different student populations, and the Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department is committed to closing health disparities in the community.

The Safe Routes to School program will work toward equity goals by ensuring that every student, no matter his or her background or situation, has the opportunity to safely walk and bike to school.