April 3, 2107
To the AUSD Community:
We have heard your anger, sadness, and frustration over the recent incidents of intolerance at Albany High School and throughout the District. Now it’s time to act to make things better. There is a special Board meeting on April 25th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Albany High School Little Theatre at which we will engage with the community on concerns and opportunities for action. The Board meeting on April 18th is a regular board meeting. Because not all board members can attend that meeting, the special Board meeting was scheduled for April 25th.
At the April 25th Board meeting, we will review current Board policy to see if it needs to be changed and discuss ways to improve its implementation. We will hear a staff report describing what we know, when we learned it, and what actions have been taken so far to address the problem. We intend to close the meeting by approving specific actions that the Board, administration, and District staff will take both in the near future and long-term to promote and teach tolerance and the value of diversity.
Please come to the April 25th Board meeting and bring your ideas and suggestions for what the District can and should do to prevent incidents of intolerance and bullying from happening in the future. We have heard a lot about what went wrong and what we did wrong. Now come and help us figure out how to make things right.
Albany Unified School District