During the June 2020 Board of Education meeting, the board approved a resolution Affirming the District's Commitment to Equality for all Students and Residents of all Racial, Ethnic and National Origins:
Whereas, racism and hate have no place in our schools or our society, and we must protect the Constitutional rights of every person who lives, works and learns in our community;
Whereas, we must listen to those who have endured discrimination and intolerance and we must seek with great empathy to understand their challenges and pain;
Whereas, it is our responsibility to teach and lead with a strong moral compass that includes, empathy, compassion, diversity, civility and inclusiveness;
Whereas, we are committed to providing our students with the tools they will need to empower our future generations to leave behind what divides us and bring us together as one;
Whereas, we will continue to provide staff with professional development regarding cultural diversity, bigotry and racism; and
Whereas, we will continue to work with the Ashville, South Bloomfield and Commercial Point Police Departments, the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Department, and our local government partners to implement meaningful solutions that eliminate social injustice, bias, bigotry and racism;
Therefore, Be It Resolved that we, the members of the Teays Valley Board of Education, stand steadfast in our commitment to foster an inclusive educational environment where every student, teacher, support professional, parent and community member is treated with dignity and respect, as well as our commitment to continue teaching our students with respect, compassion and love.