The resolution provides a framework for the board’s upcoming work in creating a specific equity policy
In a unanimous 5-0 vote, the Evergreen School Board of Directors Tuesday night passed a resolution condemning racism and committing to being an anti-racist school district. The two-page resolution, in keeping with the school board’s commitment to equity and inclusion, provides a framework for the board’s upcoming work in creating a specific equity policy.
“This resolution is reflective of the work we have been undertaking over the last several years. We believe it is important for our staff, students, family and the public to have our comprehensive statement of beliefs and expectations in one place,” stated School Board Vice President Victoria Bradford.
School Board President Julie Bocanegra reiterated the district’s commitment to the urgency of the work needed citing the start of an equity audit later this summer. “I am glad we have the resolution now in place, but now we must turn the resolution’s words into action.”
The resolution in its entirety can be found on the Evergreen Public Schools website: https://sites.google.com/evergreenps.org/school-board/home?fbclid=IwAR0PoDCumq53Iz0p5wVGq9deMP4Q0BKwf90c5VVMNkq0Pyv40fhsXXIHsZs#h.p_HKFfVrQMDwgy
Evergreen Public Schools, with 25,500 students is the largest school district in southwest Washington and the sixth largest school district in the state. The district is also the third largest employer in Clark County with over 3,300 employees.
Information provided by Evergreen Public Schools.