On December 8, 2020, Litchfield Elementary School District Governing Board, largely without any public input, adopted an Equity Statement, which includes the statement, "We subscribe to author Ibram X. Kendi’s definition: “One either allows racial inequities to persevere, as racist, or confronts racial inequities, as an antiracist. There is no in-between safe space of “not racist”.
Shortly thereafter, the District produced what appears to be a Policy Manual, The Transformational Equity Work document, which it is still hiding from the public as of March 23, 2021. This document outlines the implementation of Kendi's theories regarding curriculum, hiring, discipline and others. The District has already completed the first ten steps, including forming committees and presenting a few PowerPoint slides that give no detail.
Parents and teachers are expressing outrage to the deaf ears of the majority of the Board and the Superintendent.
Submitted: Mar 28, 2021