Our Board of Education voted unanimously to approve a diversity resolution that supports the need for civil change while committing to providing support, resources, and professional development to students and employees. It included actionable items that highlight the need to continue to provide curriculum and resources that educate students about different cultures, diversity, history, and current events.
The resolution also highlights providing professional development to employees about cultural diversity, while also working with local municipal leaders to resolve any racial and social injustices occurring in our district area.
Our district is committed to providing a safe, nurturing environment for everyone every day.
Board Diversity Resolution as approved on June 22, 2020
Whereas, the Hamilton Local School District Board of Education is saddened by the racial and social injustices that continually occur across our country; and
Whereas, Hamilton Local Schools wants it known that we stand firmly behind those who have expressed a need for civil change in our country, especially any district student, employee, or community member who has been a victim of racial or social injustice in their lives; and
Whereas, our district remains committed to educating students in an environment that welcomes diversity and displays compassion and inclusivity among all students and employees; and
Whereas, it is our responsibility to provide every student and employee in our district with a safe and nurturing place to learn and work every day; and
Whereas, we will consciously work to provide curriculum and resources that educate all of our students about different cultures, diversity, history, and current events so they have a broad knowledge about the world around them; and
Whereas, we will provide our employees with professional development pertaining to racism and cultural diversity; and
Whereas, we will continue to work with local municipal leadership to come up with solutions that will remove any racial or social injustices in our district boundary; and
Therefore, Hamilton Local Schools will focus on conversations and programs that include equity and cultural competency among all students and employees, while continuing to teach each child and provide an environment that is filled with love and respect for all who visit our schools each day.