Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Letter, March 8th

March 8, 2019

Dear RSU 21 Friends:

I am sending another update on our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work. These updates, and other related materials are being added to our new webpage. Please visit the page for additional information.

The Step Forward Activity at KHS was insightful and moving. Afterward, students met in advisory for semi-structured discussions on presence of hate speech in our schools. We’ll continue this work next week with a student-led forum at the high school.

Also next week, the School Board will meet with Dr. Karmen Rouland, Associate Director of Technical Assistance & Training for the Center for Education Equity, at the Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium (MAEC). Dr. Rouland will discuss the aspects of the Equity Assessment and work moving forward. More information can be found here. That meeting will take place in public, from 5:00-6:00 p.m., at Kennebunk Elementary School. Please join us or tune in by livestream.

Respectfully,

Katie Hawes