In the wake of the violence, bigotry and hatred in Charlottesville and across the world, I want to reassure our families that L.A. Unified remains committed to providing a positive climate that promotes respect and acceptance in our school communities.
This District has long promoted the values and principles of inclusion. We are resolute that we will continue to offer a safe and respectful teaching and learning environment that is free from discrimination or other obstacles that can impede student success.
L.A. Unified leads the nation in its anti-bullying efforts. We have expanded that work through our new campaign, “We Are One L.A. Unified,” which provides newcomers and immigrant families with resources and supports to help them make their school community their own.
At the same time, we want our schools to serve as hubs of change and reform, where students learn the importance of civic engagement in challenging society’s injustices.
Hateful words and actions will not be tolerated in the Los Angeles Unified School District.