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Call to Action: Message from Dr. Charles E. Dupre, Superintende

Call to Action: Message from Dr. Charles E. Dupre, Superintende

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~ 3 weeks, 0 days ago    
Call to Action: Message from Dr. Charles E. Dupre, Superintendent of Fort Bend ISD Schools
 
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CALL TO ACTION: DIGNITY AND RESPECT (3/22/21)
 
Parents, Students and Community Partners,
 
I hope you are spending this break relaxing, recharging and reenergizing for the last part of the school year. I personally used last week to reflect on how far we have come during the past eight years, as well as all that has taken place during the past year. I am proud of our students and staff for adjusting to the challenges of living in a COVID era.
 
When I think back to where we were a year ago I recall there was uncertainty and tension at every turn. Graduation for the Class of 2020 was an uncertainty, new COVID information was released daily, and racial tensions across the country were bringing important dialog to the forefront.
 
This week has once again reminded us that deeper and continued conversations need to take place in light of the tragic attack in Atlanta. I ask that you join me in condemning crimes against humanity that target Asian families, students, friends, neighbors, and colleagues.
 
I am proud of the fact that Fort Bend ISD is one of the most ethnically diverse school districts in the United States with about a fourth of our students identifying as Asian. We honor the rich diversity that makes up the beautiful fabric of FBISD, and there is no place for bigotry in our district against any group.
 
At each of our 2020 graduations, I stood on the stage and acknowledged the pain our students were feeling in light of several attacks and deaths of African Americans throughout our country. I asked our students to be critical thinkers and participate in conversations that bridge gaps in understanding. I am proud to see our students be a voice for change. Once again, I am asking all students to express their frustration, confusion and sadness in a way that invites meaningful conversations and lasting change.
 
I want our FBISD community to continue the work of creating a districtwide environment where respect is not only universally “talked” but also “walked.” I am proud that our Board and administration support balanced and equitable instruction and discussions, which help students, teachers, and staff have authentic conversations to overcome conscious and unconscious biases. I have called on every Fort Bend ISD educator to remember that an important part of our mission is to equip students with skills for life and model for them how to be compassionate leaders – as outlined in our Profile of a Graduate.
 
I ask every staff member and student to open your hearts and minds to accept and be respectful of others at all times. If you see someone violating this basic code of decency, please do not hesitate to report it. Use the Let’s Talk link on our website to do so.
 
We all have value and are worthy of dignity and respect. I strongly believe that each of us can do our part to heal the racial injustices in our nation, and we can all reap the full benefits of a stronger, more cohesive, profitable and peaceful community.
 
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liater Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 3 weeks, 0 days ago    
@SugarLandDotCom : I wonder why this notice at this particular time. Do you hear anything?
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~ 2 weeks, 6 days ago    
continued conversations need to take place in light of the tragic attack in Atlanta. I ask that you join me in condemning crimes against humanity that target Asian families, students, friends, neighbors, and colleagues.
 
@liater :
I imagine it's this part of the letter:
"...continued conversations need to take place in light of the tragic attack in Atlanta. I ask that you join me in condemning crimes against humanity that target Asian families, students, friends, neighbors, and colleagues."
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Misha Active Indicator LED Icon
~ 2 weeks, 6 days ago    
@SugarLandDotCom : We can achieve a harmonious environment. Hatred and violence can never bring anything positive.
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