To the editor and to the Barton household:
We’re met with one more catalyst for change as actual and critical as a world pandemic. The demise of George Floyd and the ensuing protests, which spotlight our society’s systemic social injustice points, demand our nation to denounce silence as a viable response.
The demise of black residents by the hands of regulation enforcement officers is the dominant difficulty at hand, and acts of prejudice towards each marginalized group, from blatant violence to unconscious bias, occur each day. This downside have to be addressed with out compromise.
Larger schooling is a number one agent in reworking lives and serves as a beacon for impacting the better good of our society, communities, and all constituents, and thereby supporting equality and justice. At Barton, we take this duty critically. We have now a number of mechanisms in place designed to forestall, scale back, and eradicate cases of inequality at every of our campuses and on-line. The inspiration of these efforts is ongoing variety and inclusion coaching for each worker.
Additional, The Barton Inclusion and Range Group strikes us nearer to equality with frequent messaging, occasions, and coaching alternatives for college, employees, and college students, and this crew is actively answering self-imposed questions on what extra may be deliberate and applied earlier than the autumn semester begins.
Please know that Barton has many assets out there that could possibly help you with questions or considerations. We additionally acknowledge now could be the time to hear and be taught; when you have ideas, views or ideas to share with us, please attain out.
• Barton Title IX Coordinator Cheryl Brown 620-786-7441
• Campus Security Officers 620-792-9217
• Counseling Providers 620-792-9295
• Pupil Well being Providers 620-792-9233
• Workplace of Pupil Affairs 620-792-9226
The street forward is a protracted one, however present circumstances current a chance to make use of schooling and consciousness to take a big step towards a extra equitable world the place nobody feels threatened or marginalized, and peace and tolerance prevail.
Dr. Carl Heilman
Barton Neighborhood Faculty