<p>Whereas, People of Color face greater discrimination, structural discipline, lack of social support both in schools and in society at large; and</p> <p>Whereas, children, adolescents, and adults in the Black community face higher rates of social and structural violence and racial discrimination, and</p> <p>Whereas, centering the experiences of scholars and staff of color is a core value of the Cambridge Public Schools; and</p> <p>Whereas, scholars and staff's mental well-being is a fundamental concern of the School Committee as the nation grapples with issues of structural racism in public institutions due to the unjust killing of George Floyd; therefore be it</p> <p>Resolved, that the School Committee affirms its immediate support to promote the needs and safety of all staff and scholars who identify as black by reviewing the Non-Discrimination and Non-Tolerance of Hate Crimes policy or other policies that disproportionally impact scholars and staff of color to ensure they are current, relevant, and up to date; and be it further</p> <p>Resolved, that the School Committee, encourage the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to enhance programming to provide schools with the guidance needed to provide anti-racist curriculum and professional development for all staff to build understanding and awareness of the history and the challenges of minority communities, and of structural racism in the United States; and be it further</p> <p>Resolved, that the Cambridge Public Schools commit to holding our district accountable to policies that protect the rights of black staff and scholars within our district.</p> <p>C: Member Wilson</p> <p>Vice Chair Bowman</p>

School Committee Actions

Action Action Date Reconsidered By Referred to Subcommitee
06/16/2021 Referred to Subcommittee
06/16/2021 Referred to Subcommittee

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