Message from the Superintendent
Enumclaw School District students, families and community:
Racism, racist behavior and acts of hate are unacceptable and will not be tolerated in the Enumclaw School District. It is our responsibility to help students understand that these behaviors have no place in a shared community where everyone is expected to learn, live and grow. This statement is rooted in the belief that all members of our community are valued and needed to further the human rights and social justice mission of this school district and surrounding communities.
We acknowledge that Enumclaw School District students, staff, and members of our community have experienced racism, bias, and social injustice. As a district, we know there is more work to be done to address issues of racial injustice and inequity. Enumclaw School District is committed to looking inward as we work to ensure equitable opportunities and outcomes for all students. To support and inspire each student to learn, lead and impact our community and the world around them, we are engaged in a comprehensive review of current policies and practices in order to identify and eliminate systemic inequities in our schools. Enumclaw School District prioritizes having a safe and welcoming school environment for all of our students.
As we begin this school year, we have reviewed and revised our plans to ensure the cultural competency of our staff through ongoing professional development in the areas of responding to hate and bias, racial literacy, cultural responsiveness and stereotype threat. Enumclaw School District remains committed to having a safe and welcoming school environment for every student and will continue to work collaboratively with our students, families and our community to ensure this is a reality for everyone in our school community.
Shaun V. Carey
The district is committed to a safe and civil educational environment for all students, employees, parents/legal guardians, volunteers and patrons that is free from harassment, intimidation or bullying.
The district is committed to promoting positive character traits and values, including the importance of civil and respectful speech and conduct, and the responsibility of students to comply with the district's policy prohibiting harassment, intimidation, and bullying. "Harassment, intimidation or bullying" means any intentional electronic, written, verbal or physical act including but not limited to one shown to be motivated by race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, mental or physical disability, or other distinguishing characteristics, when an act:
- Physically harms a student or damages the student's property,
- Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student's education,
- Is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or
- Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.