The local and national struggles and concerns over COVID, school closures, sickness and quarantine have been compounded over the last few weeks by the senseless deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery.
Thomasville City Schools will join in and work with our leaders, our families, our students and our community to denounce racism and the systems that perpetuate it. We are not there yet and we have work to do, but we are committed to that work just as we are committed to continuing the impact of educating our students for a better town, county, state, nation and world. We must learn; we must listen; we must change. Our students – your children – deserve only a world that values them for all that they are and all that they can be.
Bulldog Nation is committed to this work as one of our core values. We know that we cannot do this work alone. As we reflect on the events of the recent past and remember a vast history of injustice and inequality, we pledge to join the difficult conversations and the intentional and thoughtful planning needed to disable ignorance and promote a generation able to move us all to a place where freedom, liberty and justice are not just aspirations, but actualities for all.