June 16, 2020 - We Will Not Tolerate Racism or Discrimination

June 16, 2020 - We Will Not Tolerate Racism or Discrimination
Posted on 06/16/2020

To Our Worcester County Public Schools Family,

 

Pull Quote GraphicEarlier today, I addressed both the Board of Education and the public during the Board’s regularly scheduled meeting. Each month, I share remarks about our school system, but today, I felt compelled to speak out in regard to the events that are currently tearing at the fabric of our nation. 

 

In the wake of the killing of George Floyd and the many others before him who have been harmed or lost their lives to senseless acts of violence, I want to reaffirm to our community and most importantly to the young people we serve that Worcester County Public Schools does not and will not tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind in our schools. 

 

No matter your race, color, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or religion, everyone has a place in our halls and in our classrooms. We recognize that this is a volatile time in history, but it is also a time for powerful self-reflection and growth. 

 

Right now, our students of color are hurting, and I want each of them to know: We see you. We love you. We support you. We will remain committed to working toward the promise of equity you all deserve. 

 

It’s been said that education is the great equalizer, but we know that it truly takes a systemic approach to root out and dismantle racism. I look forward to beginning these courageous conversations both within our organization and with our community partners to lead meaningful, positive change for us all.

 

Sincerely,

Lou Taylor Signature

Louis H. Taylor

Superintendent of Schools