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District Responds to D&C Inquiry

March 2, 2021

Although we are unable to comment on pending litigation, the Rush-Henrietta Central School District remains committed to serving each student. Our diverse community consists of people from all corners of the globe, representing many cultures, backgrounds, and beliefs. 

With that in mind, Rush-Henrietta continues to strive to ensure that our schools are equitable and inclusive for all. Equity and inclusion is the umbrella priority that guides our work. There are many examples of how we support this important work daily. Four years ago, Rush-Henrietta began to address these topics formally as a district priority. Two years ago, the district created the position of director of wellness and equity. 

Today, the district continues to develop new tools and resources and make them available to staff. For example, we hold community-building circles, which generate invaluable discussions that have been especially useful for both students and employees as we learn to better understand and appreciate one another.

Just last month, hundreds of people in our school community - including employees, parents and high school students - took part in the R-H 10-Day Equity Journey. This new experience was designed to share information and foster a respectful discussion about equity and inclusion. We have received much positive feedback and our efforts to further equity and inclusion will continue.