Demanding Equity and Justice from Pickerington Board of Education

Demanding Equity and Justice from Pickerington Board of Education

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Charles Newman started this petition to Pickerington Local Schools Board of Education and

The Pickerington Local School District has unequally applied disciplinary actions regarding the violation of board policy for social media usage by district staff. In addition, the Pickerington Local School District has ignored the racially biased behavior directed toward administrators, teachers, staff and students of color by those in leadership positions.

A growing group of parents, students, educators and community members are calling on the Pickerington Board of Education to act swiftly and boldly to address systemic and repeated racial inequities within the Pickerington Local School District.

These key community constituents believe inaction by the Board will continue to uphold destructive implicit and explicit bias and systemic racism in the Pickerington Local School District.

The community members are demanding the Pickerington Board of Education to do the following:

1. The immediate removal of Ruth Stickel from her current position as principal of Fairfield Elementary School and reassignment to duties that will prohibit her bias from impacting children. She has demonstrated herself unfit to serve in a leadership capacity and has levied racist views that are detrimental to the development of black and brown students.

2. The immediate appointment of an Executive Director of Diversity and Inclusion for Pickerington Local School District, with Board Of Education direct reporting responsibilities.

3. An immediate amendment to the Pickerington Local School District Board of Education’s Governing By-laws, Policies and Procedures to increase Board membership by four positions to be appointed with individuals of color, who represent underserved populations, inclusive of individuals protected under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

4. An independent investigation of the Pickerington Local School District Human Resources department under the leadership of Zack Howard. The investigation will be charged with reviewing civil rights violations of African American administrators, teachers, staff and students.

5. A three year Strategic Diversity and Equity Plan,fully funded by the District,to be monitored for progress by an independent community-based advisory group of Pickerington parents, who represent the minority populations of the PLSD.

6. The group of community members issue a vote of no confidence in Pickerington Superintendent, Christopher Briggs and demand his immediate resignation. The group of community members feel he has failed to provide competent oversight and equitable administration of policies and procedures of the Pickerington Local School District.

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