<p>Whereas: On January 6, 2021, our nation experienced an assault on democracy when the United States Capital was under siege by domestic terrorists that sought to stop the legitimate election of President-Elect Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. and Vice-President Elect Kamala Devi Harris through an insurrection directed by the forty-fifth president of the United States of America; and </p> <p>Whereas: It has been reported, there were a significant number of individuals from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that participated in the attack on the institution that upholds our democracy; and </p> <p>Whereas: The events that transpired do not align with the values of the Cambridge Public School District and undermine the CPSD's mission of providing all students with rigorous, joyful, and culturally responsive learning as well as the social, emotional, and academic supports each student needs to achieve their goals and postsecondary success as engaged community members; and </p> <p>Whereas: Under the guidance of the CPSD SUSPENSION AND DISMISSAL OF PROFESSIONAL STAFF MEMBERS policy, the Superintendent has authority to dismiss any employee in accordance with state law; and </p> <p>Whereas: The behavior that transpired on this dark day in our nation's history set an unacceptable example for our children and anyone involved in the insurrection on January 6, 2021 should not be a part of CPSD; now therefore be it</p> <p>Resolved: If any employee in CPSD was involved in events that transpired on January 6, 2021, the School Committee instructs the Superintendent to suspend and/or dismiss those individuals in accordance with CPSD policy and state law.</p>

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Action Action Date Reconsidered By Referred to Subcommitee
01/19/2021 Adopted as Amended
01/19/2021 Adopted

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