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Message from the Superintendent: Presidential Election

Message from the Superintendent: Presidential Election
Posted on 11/10/2016

Dear CPS Families, 

The Presidential election has brought intense emotion for many of us personally, and has led to public expressions of uncertainty and protest in cities such as Boston. Whatever our individual political position or opinions, many CPS students may be witnessing these events with a mix of worry, anger, sadness, and confusion. 

The CPS leadership has spent some time reaching out to our faculty and staff with resources for talking with students about the election, which I would also like to share with our families. These resources emphasize the importance of sustaining a sense of caring, safety, and mutual respect within our schools and community. 

Many of your children may have come home from school yesterday describing caring and supportive dialogue taking place in their classrooms. I am confident that all members of the CPS community will continue to teach and lead with our shared values of inclusivity and openness, fairness and justice, and love and caring.

I hope that these resources will be helpful to your family as you continue these lessons with your children, at home. If you or your child needs help during this time, I encourage you to reach out to your child's teachers or Principal.

Sincerely, 

Kenneth Salim
Superintendent