Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Northern Humboldt Union High School District Vows to Make Concrete, Systemic Changes in Response to George Floyd, Black Lives Matter Protests

Posted By on Wed, Jun 3, 2020 at 8:39 PM

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The Northern Humboldt Union High School District says it is committed to making concrete, systemic changes to create a better, safer world.

"To the entire community, we must be clear: Black Lives Matter. In times like these, it is easy to point the finger at other institutions, but NHUHSD must address the fact that racism, both past and present, has caused inequitable outcomes for BIPOC in schools nationwide — a fact that is true for us here as well," reads a press release.

The press release also states that NHUHSD will be discussing how it will make measurable progress at its June 16 board meeting. The district will discuss reviewing policies with a racial equity lens and implementing changes to those policies that are inequitable, reviewing hiring practices with a racial equity lens, and making changes to the process to reduce the impacts of bias, reviewing student achievement and disciplinary data to identify gaps and develop solutions, review curriculum with a racial equity lens, to more accurately reflect the lived experience of those who are BIPOC, providing ongoing professional development for staff and students on implicit bias and institutionalized racism; and most importantly, engaging in a listening campaign with BIPOC students, staff, and families. What we hear from you will help inform changes to policies and practices.

Read the full press release below. 

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