In March of 2017, the Oregon City School Board passed a resolution (PDF) that affirms the district’s commitment to creating safe and welcoming school environments for all students. The full text, in multiple languages, is available below.
In basic terms, the resolution says that everyone is welcome in our schools regardless of race, gender identity, sexuality, immigration status, country of origin or other factors. It also says that everyone is entitled to academic success regardless of their background or family circumstances and each student will be provided the necessary supports to ensure that success.
We will do our best to maintain a positive, inclusive environment in our schools. Anything you can do to reinforce these attributes would be greatly appreciated.
Oregon City Schools will continue to be, a place where students and their families can focus on learning without fear of discrimination or harassment. We have communicated this message with the leadership, staff, and students in our schools, but more remains to be done. Through communication and training, we can ensure that everyone in our schools knows how to be sensitive to their colleagues, students, and families.
Parents and staff are an important influence on the lives of your children. Thank you for thinking about how we can all work together to make our district a safe and welcoming place for all students and families.