POWAY, Calif. (KGTV) - The Poway Unified School District Board of the Education unanimously passed an anti-racism resolution at their virtual meeting Thursday.
“In this resolution, the Poway Unified School District makes a commitment to really looking at diverse curriculum, and representing diverse points of view, as well as committing to hiring diverse staff,” PUSD Chief Communications Officer Christine Paik said.
“(The district) will also look at anti-racist and anti-bias training. We want to expand it to all of our staff members and students,” Paik added.
The resolution comes after an Instagram page called “Black in PUSD” was recently created. It’s described as “a safe space for current and graduated students in Poway Unified School District to anonymously share their experiences with racism.”
The page has thousands of followers and dozens of comments.
Paik says the resolution was in the works before the page was created, but says the comments on the page underscores the importance of resolution passed by the board.
Many public comments pointed out the resolution doesn’t offer specifics or a timeline for its gaols. School officials say its coming and that the resolution is an essential first step.
“The details on how to implement that will come next, we will on a plan on how to be accountable to our stakeholders and make sure we have measurable results,” Paik said.