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Our Commitment to Equity

North Kansas City Schools, and Gracemor Elementary, stands with our students, families and staff against any and all forms of injustice and discrimination from race, religion, gender, sexuality, or ability. As a learning community committed to excellence and dedicated to serving as champions for ALL students, we will continue to do the work of uprooting and addressing the people, policies, and practices that perpetuate discrimination, exclusion and other forms of oppression. Our children are living and learning during this time of unrest and we want to continue to do our part in promoting and creating positive transformations. By cultivating empathy and deep understanding, we are uniquely positioned to capitalize on our collective strength to build bridges, support healing and champion meaningful and lasting change. We will use our powerful platform as educators to build a community of critical thinkers who value the humanity in everyone and practice equity. Much work lies ahead for our school, our school district and society. This isn’t the type of work that is ever complete. There won’t be a point at which we have arrived. North Kansas City Schools, with the support of our Board of Education, remains committed to the challenges we may encounter and making the world we send kids into a better place for all.