a message to our families and our community
A Message to Our Families and Our Community
Posted on 06/20/2020
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The Pecatonica Area School District, of Lafayette, Iowa, Green and Dane Counties, is committed to creating equitable opportunities and collective action against the deep-rooted institutional racism present throughout our society and in our schools.

We stand alongside our community members in condemning the continued violence and use of excessive force against people of color. We need to address the disproportionate suffering of our black and brown communities in our state and in our nation as a reminder and a call to action. We acknowledge that we have much work to do for our students, our community, our nation and our world. 
As a school district, we all have a responsibility to call out racist actions, educate our students and community, and work for a better world. Most importantly, we cannot remain silent. We all must recognize our place in perpetuating inequalities and acknowledge that if we do not actively disrupt racism, then we allow racism to continue.

Our School District is committed to building meaningful connections within our community that promote equity and inclusion for all. To our community members of color: you matter. We see you, we respect you, and we support you.

Grace Knutson, Board President
Jill Underly, Ph.D., District Administrator
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