The Upper Arlington Board of Education passed the following resolution on June 16, 2020, committing to eliminate racism and bias in our schools.
Upper Arlington Board of Education Resolution
June 16, 2020
Whereas, racism permeates every area of society in our country, including our schools; and
Whereas, it is incumbent upon all of us to fight to end racism and expose and address bias in our society; and
Whereas, Upper Arlington Schools adds its voice and resources to stand with those who have expressed the need for change; and
Whereas, we are committed to helping to find solutions that eliminate racism, social injustice, bias and bigotry; and
Whereas, we further commit to continue listening, learning, growing and improving educational practices so that every child has a safe space to learn, grow and thrive without fear of prejudice or bias based upon race, color, ethnicity or national origin; and
Whereas, we further commit to ensuring that diversity, equity and inclusion and the related issues of student achievement and safety are top of mind at all times; and
Whereas, we further commit to diversifying our teaching and administrative staff, adding an executive director of diversity, equity and inclusion, and creating an equity advisory board;
Whereas, it is our responsibility to teach and lead with diversity, inclusiveness, empathy, compassion and civility; and
Whereas, we are committed to providing our students with the tools to leave behind what divides us, and bring us together as one; and
Therefore, the Upper Arlington Board of Education resolves to eliminate racism, social injustice, bias and bigotry in our school community.