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FWISD Trustees Pass Racial Equity Resolution

The Fort Worth ISD Board of Education approved a resolution Tuesday night to support and protect racial equity conversations District-wide. The measure passed unanimously.   

The resolution is intended to prevent silencing, retaliating against, or marginalizing any parents or community members who are engaged in racial equity conversations.  

The resolution aligns with the District’s goal to prepare all students for success in college, career and community leadership. 

RESOLUTION TO

SUPPORT AND PROTECT RACIAL EQUITY CONVERSATIONS

WHEREAS, the Fort Worth Independent School District Board of Education’s core

beliefs include: (1) Public education requires the active participation of parents and

the community to obtain and maintain excellence; and (2) The Fort Worth Independent School

District community acknowledges, respects and appreciates diversity;

WHEREAS, the Fort Worth Independent School District, like many urban public school

districts, is an institution that was not designed to elevate the voices of parents of color; and

WHEREAS, as the leaders of this organization, today it is our responsibility as the Board

of Education to address structures within this system that support the marginalization of any parent

or student;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Fort Worth Independent School

District will address any attempt by anyone working within our District to silence, retaliate against,

or delegitimize the experience of parents and community members who are engaged in racial

equity conversations as seriously as any other form of harassment.

APPROVED on the 23rd day of April, 2019 by the Fort Worth ISD Board of Trustees. 

-FWISD- 

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