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15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Becoming an Anti-racist Community

Becoming an Anti-racist Community

Superintendent Susan Enfield sent this message to students and families in response to the tragic death of George Floyd and protests against racism here and around the nation. 


 

Dear Highline Families,

I want to share with you the message that I sent to all of our staff earlier today.

Our equity policy states that “Highline seeks to be a leader in being an anti-racist organization focused on eliminating racism, racial and other identity inequities, and institutional bias.” As I reflected on this over the weekend I came to the realization that I have allowed our focus on equity to prevent us from more clearly and boldly addressing racism. That changes today.

It is painfully clear that we can no longer ignore the racism that is too pervasive in our country. We must take action and that begins by talking with our children about these issues. I am including some resources here that may be helpful.

Talking with children about racial violence:

Talking with children about race and COVID-19

I commit to working with you and our Highline staff to ensure that our children can learn and thrive in a truly anti-racist school system.

Susan

Susan Enfield, Ed.D.
Superintendent
Highline Public Schools
206-631-3070
susan.enfield@highlineschools.org