Critical Race Theory
At the regularly scheduled School Board meeting on June 21, 2021, the Board of Education took action as it relates to Critical Race Theory. The School Board approved the following motion:
- Move to constrain the instruction of the Critical Race Theory to “Critical Thinking & Writing” and “AP English Literature and Composition” and provide a parental consent form acknowledging the introduction of this theory or other critical theories within the course materials. This action does not ban Diversity, Equality, or Inclusion.
The School Board values and embraces diversity and inclusion and reaffirmed its commitment and the need to move forward with this very important initiative.
Likewise, the School Board does not believe:
- That any sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, ability, age, or national origin is inherently superior or inferior;
- That individuals should be adversely treated by virtue of sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, ability, age, or national origin; and,
- That individuals by virtue of sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, ability, age, or national origin are inherently responsible for actions committed by another member of the same sex, race, ethnicity, religion, color, ability, age, or national origin.
Materials Disseminated to Staff
As it relates to materials that were disseminated to staff between September 2020 and March 2021, please know that the School Board is aware of this and recently met with those involved. Going forward, the School Board is confident that similar materials will not be sent out to staff.
The School Board is aware of the need to be more transparent in the area of curriculum and will be working with Administration on appropriate next steps and actions.