Dear members of the B-P community,
Over the past several months, I’ve been thinking a lot about the role that public schools play in times of uncertainty and change in our country. We are here to support our students and families always – be it in “normal” times, during a global pandemic, or when we are confronting injustice in our society.
Broadalbin-Perth is committed to equity and inclusiveness. We recognize that diversity in our school community enriches everyone’s experience. There is no place for racism in our community or in our country. As a school district, we are continually “striving for excellence” and we are committed to working with our community to uphold the ideals of our core values of courage, citizenship, inclusiveness, service, and heart.
Sadly, we live in a world where racism and discrimination exist. As a school district, we have a responsibility and a commitment to teach our students to confront racism and discrimination in all its forms, address issues as they arise in our schools, and to teach our students to participate productively in dialogue about difficult issues and current events now and throughout their lives. This is how we, as a school community, can help make our community, our country, and our world a better place for all of our children.
Superintendent of Schools