Lancaster school board takes stance on race and equity

Jackie Nunnery

by Jackie Nunnery

KILMARNOCK—Race, equity and lack thereof were discussion topics Tuesday, June 9, at the Lancaster school board meeting.

“Lancaster County Public Schools has zero tolerance of discrimination in any form,” said director of human resources and equity Kelvin Evans, reading from a statement to jump-start the discussion. 

Evans added that the district has “pledged to advance critical work related to equity to build the ability and resources need to recognize and combat biases. Lancaster Schools strongly believes that the equitable treatment of all students, staff, parents and community members is imperative,” pledging that the school system would “lead by example in the fair and equitable treatment of all.”

Moving forward “requires difficult and critical conversations that must be followed by responsive actions,” said Evans. He knows of no other division locally that has hired someone in his position to address equity, he said.

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