Late last evening, a CCHS teacher made us aware of a racially insensitive incident that occurred during a class yesterday. A student placed an inappropriate racial image on a presentation accessible and visible to all students in that class.
Our school communities at Concord Carlisle High School and Concord Public Schools remain steadfast in our zero-tolerance policy for acts of hatred, racism, discrimination, and bigotry. We condemn all expressions of hate regardless of intent or the medium utilized.
We must remain a school community committed to celebrating diversity and ensuring a school culture that is inclusive and respectful for all students and staff. We must be a place where students and staff are free to learn in a safe and welcoming environment.
To that end, we have prioritized efforts to create a collaborative and inclusive culture by undertaking appropriate strategic initiatives that includes, among other things, developing a shared understanding of what diversity means in our schools and creating culturally responsive curriculums. Today is a reminder that there is more work to do.