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The Auburn School Department stands together with our staff, students, families, community, and nation, against racism

posted Jun 22, 2020, 10:01 AM by Peter Robinson   [ updated Jun 22, 2020, 10:02 AM ]

The Auburn School Department stands together with our staff, students, families, community, and nation, against racism, inequality, and injustice against our black and brown community members. During these difficult times, we recognize the feelings of sadness and anger that people have as a result of George Floyd’s death and the many other black and brown lives that have been lost due to police brutality. 


The Auburn School Department will continue to work at examining our policies, actions, and behaviors to ensure our black and brown students and their families feel valued and respected. We are committed to doing whatever it takes to provide safe and supportive learning environments where every student is treasured, regardless of race, skin color, national origin and ancestry. The Auburn School Department will do better to combat racism and systemic oppression through education and engagement. We need to hold ourselves and others accountable to our core values of compassion, honesty, responsibility, courage, fairness, and respect. We speak of kindness and recognize its power when we need to stand side by side, especially during difficult and challenging times. This calls for ongoing conversations and actions to combat institutionalized racism. 


As we all struggle to find ways to listen, learn and talk about these difficult issues within ourselves and with our children and our peers, we thought we would share some resources that you may consider using. Please know that you can reach out to guidance counselors, teachers, and administrators if you need support. The resource list can be found at https://bit.ly/3cyzbMN.


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