Acts of Hate Message
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