An Open Letter to Students

30 01 2017

Burlington Superintendent's Blog

January 30, 2017

An Open Letter to Burlington Students:

It is hard not to hear many adult conversations and see news reports around you regarding the recent restrictions on immigration.  Many people are struggling with questions of belonging.  Some question if everyone belongs and whether we can be safe.  Please be assured that all of you belong in the Burlington Schools.  Our commitment to educating all of you has never been more unyielding and important.

In my opinion, adults simply need to look inside our classrooms and learn from you.  I see classrooms where everyone is accepted regardless of faith, culture, ability, economic standing, and other differences.  You all believe in the best of your classmates and their intentions.  What you may not realize is that these lessons have been at the heart of public schools for a long time.

A part of the answer to the question of who…

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30 01 2017
Liz DeVito

Well said, Dr. Conti. Thank you!

30 01 2017
Mary Toland

Thank you Dr.Conti! What a great letter for ALL to read!

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