RCSD to observe 'Black Lives Matter at School' day

posted by Deanna King - 

The Rochester City School District will observe "Black Lives Matter in School" this month.   February 17th will be "Black Lives Matter at School: A Day of Understanding and Affirmation."  It was approved by the Rochester Board of Education, Rochester Teachers Association and Association of Supervisors and Administrators of Rochester because “should be places for the practice of equity, for the building of understanding, and for the active engagement of all in creating pathways to freedom and justice for all people.”  According to WROC-TV, Black Lives Matter at School is not an official part of the Black Lives Matter movement. Then, perhaps it should have a different name? Unfortunately, many see the "Black Lives Matter" movement as anti-police officer. Remember "Hands Up, Don't Shoot?" What about a day to unite students and staff to let them know that all of their lives matter?  Teachers have a choice in how they participate. The district will reportedly give instructional resources to teachers.  

 

 











The resolution goes on to say the purpose of the day "will be to explore and grapple with the past, present, and future status of Black lives in our society, and to affirm that status as equal to, and not secondary to, the lives of others."

Board members say a number of community organizations are set to take part in the day.










The Rochester City School District will observe a 'Black Lives Matter at School' day this month.

The day will be held on Friday, February 17, according to a resolution approved at the last board meeting. In the resolution, school board members wrote, " A group of parents has come together to proclaim a day of action, affirmation, and solidarity."











The resolution goes on to say the purpose of the day "will be to explore and grapple with the past, present, and future status of Black lives in our society, and to affirm that status as equal to, and not secondary to, the lives of others."

Board members say a number of community organizations are set to take part in the day.









The Rochester City School District will observe a 'Black Lives Matter at School' day this month.

The day will be held on Friday, February 17, according to a resolution approved at the last board meeting. In the resolution, school board members wrote, " A group of parents has come together to proclaim a day of action, affirmation, and solidarity."











The resolution goes on to say the purpose of the day "will be to explore and grapple with the past, present, and future status of Black lives in our society, and to affirm that status as equal to, and not secondary to, the lives of others."

Board members say a number of community organizations are set to take part in the day.






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