Statement Following the Recent Conflict in the Middle East
The recent events this weekend of anti-Semitic attacks both in the US and abroad have engendered a deep sense of fear and safety concerns.
May 24, 2021
The recent events this weekend of anti-Semitic attacks both in the US and abroad have engendered a deep sense of fear and safety concerns. We recognize that these events impact the Jewish community in a direct way. We also recognize that many of our students also experience Islamophobia in a similarly direct way. We need to be clear that all forms of hate, exclusion, and marginalization are unacceptable.
On May 20, during the School Board meeting School Board Chair Dr. Ricardy Anderson read out a statement affirming that the School Board and Superintendent Scott S. Brabrand stand united against any acts of violence and hatred committed against any person or group within our community.
Fairfax County Public Schools is committed to ensuring that our students and staff are treated with respect and dignity and provided a safe and nurturing environment in which to learn and thrive. It is our responsibility to ensure that all people are treated with dignity, empathy, and humanity in our schools. We are continuing to work to provide a safe and nurturing space for our students and ensure that their individual and collective identities are valued and appreciated in our schools.
Scott S. Brabrand, Superintendent
Fairfax County Public Schools
Watch Fairfax County School Board Chair Ricardy Anderson deliver a statement on the recent conflict in the Middle East.