The Webster Groves School District community is committed to academic and personal success for every student.
As a learning community, the Webster Groves School District will lead in purposeful innovation that challenges each of us to discover and pursue our passions and make a positive impact on the world.
WHEREAS, the Webster Groves School District’s commitment to equity and justice will be consistently expressed in words and actions.
WHEREAS, we recognize the importance of understanding the aspects of our district community’s history which were especially unjust and inequitable for people of color, and the effect they still have on all children and families today.
WHEREAS, we believe in the dignity and worth of every person regardless of his or her race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, or any other individual characteristic.
WHEREAS, the mission of the district is to ensure “academic and personal success” for every child.
WHEREAS, the core values of the district include diversity, individuality, community, and courage.
WHEREAS, we believe in fostering equity, justice, acceptance, dignity and equal rights for all children and adults.
WHEREAS, we strive to remove social, cultural and educational barriers that members of our district community may experience through learning, advocacy, and community partnerships.
WHEREAS, we believe we must directly confront issues of bias and social injustice in order to eliminate the inequitable practices and unsafe environments these issues create for everyone.
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Webster Groves School District Board of Education on this date May 31, 2017, affirms its commitment to lead efforts to advance a culture of equity and justice leading to better lives for all, including but not limited to the elimination of disparities which exist across groups of children in this school district.