After two readings and hours of discussion, the Board of Education approved on Thursday the revision to selected board policies that bans the N-word from any instructional materials that are mandated for all Burbank Unified School District students to read.
The five-member board unanimously approved the new policy with an amendment that states supplemental material given by teachers that includes offensive language or racial slurs must be approved by Superintendent Matt Hill.
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A proposed revision to policy could change instruction and materials used by teachers in the Burbank Unified School District.
While no decision was made, board member engaged in a lengthy discussion on the revision. Sharon Cuseo, assistant superintendent of instructional services, presented to the Board of Education a first reading of a draft policy that would prohibit the N-word from being said or read aloud in any class. Any instructional material, such as novels or textbooks, that use the derogatory word would be accepted only if it fit specific criteria.
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After much work, deliberation and delay, the La Cañada Unified School District took a monumental step in its diversity, equity and inclusion initiative and is ready to push forward the plan that has been in the works since last August.
The LCUSD Governing Board unanimously adopted two documents pertaining to DEI during a virtual meeting on Tuesday, including one that details the district’s objectives, guiding principles, DEI definitions and commitment statement.
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a Step Forward”
Diversity, equity and inclusion are three words that can easily be defined separately, but together as an initiative can stir up a lengthy discourse.
“I can go on for hours talking about that, and I welcome that opportunity privately if you want to do that,” Oscar Macias, Luther Middle School principal said on Tuesday during a Burbank Unified School District discussion about its DEI efforts.
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Though the conversation centered on the delicate topic of race relations, the dialogue Sunday remained respectful and orderly — or, as guest speaker Harlan Redmond put it, they “kept it Presbyterian.” Continue reading “In Discussion on Race, a Plea for Understanding”