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Dublin City Schools Board of Education reinforces commitment to social justice 

Whereas, the Dublin City Schools Board of Education is deeply saddened and heartbroken by the racial discrimination causing unrest and anger in cities across our country; and

Whereas, racism and hatred have no place in our society, Dublin City Schools adds its voice to stand with those who have expressed the need for change; and

Whereas, we are committed to helping find solutions that eliminate social injustice, bias, bigotry, and racism; and

Whereas, it is our responsibility to teach and lead with a strong moral compass that includes empathy, compassion, diversity, civility and inclusiveness; and

Whereas, we are committed to providing our students with the tools they will need to empower our future generations to leave behind what divides us, and bring us together as one; and

Whereas, Dublin City Schools is proud to be one of Ohio’s most culturally diverse districts, as we have more than 1,600 English Language Learners (ELL) speaking 70 different languages; and

Whereas, five years ago we started a yearly summer ELL institute for teachers to further their understanding of the complexities of educating ELL students; and
 
Whereas, four years ago we started a yearly Culturally Responsive Classroom PD session for teachers that addressed these issues in a straightforward manner and hundreds of our teachers have participated over the years; and
 
Whereas, three years ago we focused on Equitable Classrooms and Global Awareness within Principal Academy; and
 
Whereas, last year we participated in an equity task force with other school districts in Ohio to examine our data, and we conducted equity walks in our schools to closely examine practices that needed to be discussed; and

Whereas, we are committed to diversifying our teaching and administrative staff; and

Whereas, we will continue to provide staff with professional development regarding cultural diversity, bigotry, and racism; and 

Whereas, the Dublin Police Department, a nationally accredited police agency,plays an integral role in keeping our students and staff safe and we fully support our police officers’ dedication and commitment to our community; and

Whereas, we will continue to work with the Dublin Police Department, the City of Dublin, and our other local government partners to implement meaningful solutions that eliminate social injustice, bias, bigotry, and racism

Therefore, Dublin City Schools prioritizes equity, cultural competency, and elimination of social injustice, and we will continue teaching students with respect, compassion, and love.