The Granite School District recognizes that there have been many questions posed within our state and nation with respect to issues of race and curriculum. Granite District adheres to Utah State Board of Education (USBE) standards with respect to our curriculum. Those standards require a lengthy approval process that includes rigorous public scrutiny and feedback.
We intend to continue to provide a welcome and inclusive environment for ALL our students regardless of their race or gender or any other aspects of their background and culture.
Here is a link to the district’s policy regarding the prohibition of discrimination – https://cdn-59bd6cf5f911c923e82ee0ee.closte.com/legal/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2020/03/V.C.-1.-Prohibition-Discrimination-Harassment-Retaliation.pdf, and the district’s policy related to bullying and harassment – https://cdn-59bd6cf5f911c923e82ee0ee.closte.com/legal/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/12/VIII.B.9.-Prohibition-of-Bullying-Cyberbullying-Hazing.pdf.
There is currently a State Board of Education (https://www.schools.utah.gov/File/26443335-a4c1-4ab3-ba8d-098808d22f25) draft rule that schools or districts SHALL NOT;
- Indicate that one race/gender is superior or inferior to another.
- Indicate that a student bears responsibility for any past historical actions.
- Indicate that a student should be discriminated against or receive adverse treatment because of their race or gender.
As a Board of Education and District, we have diligently adhered to state statute and USBE rules and intend to adhere to this rule and any other guidance we may receive from the state on these important topics. If you have concerns about something that has been taught in our classrooms, please reach out to your teacher or principal and if not resolved, please reach out to the district so an appropriate investigation and action can take place.
We will NOT tolerate discrimination or harassment of any kind. We all want our children treated with kindness and respect within our schools and that continues to be our primary focus.