Whereas: The Cambridge Public Schools Community was deeply saddened to learn of the recent, tragic passing of 19-year-old Cambridge resident, Xavier Louis-Jacques, alum of the Peabody School, Rindge Ave Upper Campus, and Cambridge Rindge and Latin Class of 2020, on Saturday, March 27, 2021; and

Whereas: Xavier Louis-Jacques was a Learning Community C scholar who was well-known and strongly connected to scholars and staff in our community and many in our community watched him mature over the years; and

Whereas: Xavier Louis-Jacques participated in the Cambridge Rindge and Latin School Football program in both his junior and senior year, had an interest in computers - he started building his own computers at age 11 - and was an overall gifted and talented young man honing his love of the arts, even having one of his pieces featured in the Boston Museum of Fine Arts; and

Whereas: Xavier Louis-Jacques was recently accepted to Xavier University, a private and historically Black Roman Catholic University in New Orleans, and he hoped to one day become an engineer; and

Whereas: The loss of Xavier Louis-Jacques will be forever felt by his community, and his memory shall be forever cherished by all those who were fortunate enough to know him; now therefore be it

Resolved: That the Cambridge School Committee, Superintendent, and Cambridge Public Schools Community formally go on record in expressing its deepest condolences to the family of Xavier Louis-Jacques for their tremendous loss; and be it further

Resolved: That the Executive Secretary to the School Committee be and hereby is requested to forward a suitably engrossed copy of this resolution to Rayschell McCants, mother of Xavier Louis-Jacques, on behalf of the entire Cambridge School Committee.

School Committee Actions

Action Action Date Reconsidered By Referred to Subcommitee
04/06/2021 Adopted

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