Sept. 16 – Discussion on Ferndale Schools Racism as Health Crisis Resolution

Sept. 16 – Discussion on Ferndale Schools Racism as Health Crisis Resolution

Ferndale Inclusion Network will be hosting an event to examine and discuss the recent Resolution of Racism as a Public Health Crisis passed by the Ferndale School District. We will examine the resolutions, generate questions, and identify potential aspects of an implementation plan. After community discussion, we will be joined by the Superintendent and School Board Members to share ideas, questions, and concerns raised by the community.

In advance of the event, we ask that you familiarize yourself with the resolutions. We will specifically be focusing on the following sections:

Section II: The Board charges its  Committee of the Whole to research and develop a racial equity policy for the district to explicitly ensure our Black, Latinx, and other marginalized students are not disproportionately affected by racism.

Section III: The Board charges its  Committee of the Whole to research and integrate racially and culturally relevant elements into the curriculum and within the school buildings.

Sections IV & V: The Board directs the district to discontinue the celebration of Columbus Day and recognize and honor Indigenous Peoples’ contributions and the impact that history has had on their heritage within our curriculum; The Board will seek to reduce incidents of racial bias and discrimination through required diversity, equity, and inclusion trainings focused on race and implicit bias for its staff while also committing to monitor incidents that are reported and sharing statistics on its results.

Register in advance for this meeting – click here!

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