District to host WE-Side Forum
Updated June 16, 2020
Westside Community Schools will launch the WE-SIDE Community Council later this summer. This stands for Welcoming Equity Support Inclusion Dignity Everyone. In light of recent events, we have been talking to employees throughout our district to discuss race relations and what Westside can do to better support our black students and staff during this difficult and divisive time. We want to make our black students and staff, and all students and staff, feel welcomed and valued throughout our district. We want to focus on things that bring us TOGETHER and not force us apart with labels and unknowns.
We hope you will consider joining us on June 24th at 6pm at Westside High School (Little Theater) in a social-distancing manner to discuss what we’ve done, what we will be doing, and how we want to move forward from here. CLICK HERE for more details.
The Westside Board of Education also took formal action at their public meeting Monday, June 15 to pass a resolution ensuring the furtherance of justice, equity, dignity and respect in our schools. CLICK HERE to read the resolution, approved unanimously by the Board.
Within the next two months, we will be asking for students, staff, parents, and community members to join different groups of this community council. We are living in a very divided and political climate where almost anything anyone says or does is often attacked. We simply want to come together and work on support and inclusion for ALL of our staff members and students, regardless of race, gender, socio-economic status, etc.
Cultural responsiveness is here to stay as a district goal and we will help lead the way in a responsible, accountable, and results-oriented fashion that is accepting of all.