June 4, 2020
The grief weighs heavy on all of us. Another life lost to brutality and racism. Another tear in our collective history. Another example that the work is not yet done. Lorain County JVS adds our voice to the many that are expressing sympathy and outrage for the families of George Floyd and all those that have lost their lives in senseless acts of violence.
As Americans, we hold dear to the promise of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” Public education is the cornerstone of equality, without which the pursuit of happiness becomes nearly impossible. Education provides the opportunity to rise above your circumstances and build a better life for yourself.
Everyone has a right to an education that is in a safe and inclusive environment. Lorain County JVS does not and will not tolerate racism or discrimination of any kind in our school. No matter your race, color, gender, sexual orientation, disability, or religion, you are welcome in our halls and our classrooms. We have a responsibility to provide an outstanding education and a safe space for everyone in our community, and we will continue the work to ensure that.
We stand with our students and our community during this time of grief and anger in our nation, and we are committed to the work it will take to create a better world for our students. It is everyone’s responsibility to listen, learn, and grow. Without those actions, you are part of the problem. We promise to be part of the solution.