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Bloomington School Board passes racial equity solution

Bloomington School Board passes racial equity solution Photo: KSTP-TV.

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Updated: June 23, 2020 11:49 AM
Created: June 23, 2020 10:57 AM

Tuesday, the Bloomington School Board unanimously adopted a resolution endorsing its Safe and Supportive Schools plan to address racial inequities and foster school environments that promote respect for and curiosity about all cultures, a news release states.

The board voted Monday evening.

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The wide-ranging resolution also commits to using a racial equity lens in the development of new or reforming current school board goals and policies, as well as district educational curriculum.

"As leaders of Bloomington Public Schools, we are compelled to speak out in response to recent events that have called attention to racist attitudes and actions, and other forms of systemic racism which has a profound impact on our students, families, staff and community," Chairperson Nelly Korman shared in reading the resolution.

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"Providing a safe and supportive school environment that ensures the physical and emotional safety of students and staff creates the conditions necessary to foster academic achievement," Korman added.

Korman said the school board plans to refresh its strategic plan with an emphasis on safe and supportive schools.

"Providing a safe and supportive school environment that ensures the physical and emotional safety of students and staff creates the conditions necessary to foster academic achievement," Korman said.


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