FCPS Response to Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Harassment
FCPS is committed to providing a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment for people of all races, national origins, and ethnicities.
FCPS is committed to providing a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment for people of all races, national origins, and ethnicities. Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, reports of violence and discrimination have significantly increased against Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students, families, and communities across the United States. Just as FCPS condemns all acts of violence, we must also acknowledge and address misinformation and xenophobic language that have led to aggression toward, harassment, and exclusion of our students and families from AAPI communities.
It is our responsibility to ensure that all people are treated with dignity and humanity in our schools. These behaviors are more than being unkind and will not be tolerated.
Our success and well-being as a school division depends upon us standing united against any acts of violence and hatred committed against any person or group within our community.
If you are a victim of harassment of any kind, please report it to the police as soon as you are able. If you are a student, please also involve your parent(s), caregiver, or a trusted adult.