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Board of Education affirmation of equity and diversity

posted Jun 22, 2020, 11:13 AM by Anthony Sandstrom   [ updated Jun 22, 2020, 11:16 AM ]

We condemn racism and violence in the strongest terms. They are directly opposed to the values of Pueblo School District 60 and those of a democratic society. 


We are proud of the rich diversity within our district and our community; we want to assure everyone that ALL are welcomed in District 60. We know we have considerable work before us to eradicate the inequitable outcomes within our district often experienced by students of color, those living in conditions of poverty, students receiving special education support or acquiring English as a second language.


Our school board has long held strong policies outlining our commitment to ensuring students within our district will be welcomed and supported regardless of their background or experiences they bring with them each day.  A renewed prevalence of instruction that promotes equity, social justice, and inclusionary practices will become a significant focus as we prepare for the return of our students in the Fall.  We send this message of unity, commitment, and reassurance that our actions will go beyond words and well-intended plans. We must ensure that history does not define our destiny. 


We ask you to join us as we recommit ourselves to this focus of inclusionary practices and condemning acts of hate. Here are some resources you may find helpful in talking about racial injustice and the unrest in our country:



In Pueblo School District 60, we believe that diversity is one of our greatest assets. At the same time, we understand that embracing diversity is not enough, and that we must commit to a community of inclusion.  We urge you to join us in working to make our schools and our community places where all students from all races and backgrounds feel safe, valued and loved.  We stand unified in dedicating ourselves to this urgent call to action.


Ultimately, we are a better community because of our diversity and differences. We must treat one another with dignity and respect.   Let's work together to make sure Pueblo is a place where every person is safe, included, and celebrated.


Sincerely,

Pueblo School District 60 Board of Education:

Taylor Voss, President

Dr. Margaret Wright, Vice President

Barb Clementi

Tommy Farrell

Judge Dennis Maes

Charlotte Macaluso, Superintendent

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