Santa Rosa City Schools Board of Education and Superintendent Diann Kitamura have released a letter to the community, assuring solidarity with our Black community and #BlackLivesMatter.
The letter calls on Santa Rosa’s Mayor and City Council to adopt policies for police reform and community input.
It also pledges the school board’s continued work to remove barriers for students, and to prioritize equity and access. As of June 2020, the board is in the process of approving and implementing an Ethnic Studies curriculum.
The letter, in English and Spanish, is available here:
The Santa Rosa City Schools District prohibits, at any district school or school activity, discrimination, harassment, including sexual harassment, intimidation, and bullying, based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information, medical information or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This shall apply when applicable, to interns, volunteers, and job applicants. For questions, concerns or complaints, please contact District Equity and Title IX Compliance Officer: (For Students) Sydney Smith, Director, Educational Services, 707-890-3800 x80413 firstname.lastname@example.org; (For Employees) Michael Shepherd, Assistant Superintendent, Human Resources, 707-890-3800 x80602 email@example.com; 211 Ridgway Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA 95401