North Kansas City Schools stands with our community, especially our students, families and staff of color, against any and all forms of injustice, including racial injustice, and acts of violence. As a learning community dedicated to serving as champions for ALL students, we have been deeply impacted by the tragic killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd and others. We will continue to do the work of uprooting and addressing the people, policies, and practices that perpetuate systemic racism and other forms of oppression. Our students 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 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 and practice racial equity. Much work lies ahead for 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.