In the last few days, I have had the opportunity to honor our graduates from the Asheboro High School Class of 2020. It has reminded me of the rich diversity of our community and the reasons why I chose to work in public education. While I celebrate with each of our students and their family members, I’m also saddened by the nation’s current state of affairs.
As the superintendent of Asheboro City Schools, I want to assure our families, students, and the community at-large that we are committed to equity, equality, and justice for each and every student. For the first time in our 115-year history, the Asheboro City Board of Education passed the Race and Equity Policy in March 2020. The Race and Equity Policy makes creating equitable practices one of our governing principles. The policy, “acknowledges that complex societal and historical factors contribute to inequities in our school district.”
While there is much work to be done, our goal is to ensure students feel safe, supported, and valued. We are committed to enriching the lives of our students academically, culturally, and socially. Together, we can build the future our children deserve.