A message from Superintendent Thomas regarding the riot inside the U.S. Capitol Building

A message from Superintendent Thomas regarding the riot inside the U.S. Capitol Building

Dear BPS families,

As we woke up this morning, I know that many of you like me felt angry about and saddened by the despicable actions of a group of extremists who stormed the U.S. Capitol Building yesterday. Their behavior is an affront to our democracy and does not represent the values of millions of Americans across the political spectrum.

When crises happen, our fundamental goal is to reassure students of their safety. We also want to empower older students to engage in important conversations about how to move our country forward. Today our teachers will provide students with the opportunity to open up about what they may have seen or heard yesterday. This is a chance for them to both learn to share their own feelings and to listen to others. As with any serious matter, our staff will conduct these conversations at an age appropriate level.

While we can do little to affect how adults behave, we can help the next generation take a stake in changing this country by showing them a better path that involves a deeper level of kindness and mutual respect.

Thank you,

Superintendent Thomas

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