CCSD parents encouraged by district’s response to acts of antisemitism


We previously reported about acts of antisemitism in Cherry Creek Schools, particularly Campus Middle School, that were the subject of public statements by students and parents, as well as the school board and district administration, at the May 8 regular monthly meeting of the Cherry Creek School District Board of Education.

In a follow-up meeting with CCSD Superintendent Chris Smith and Deputy Superintendent Jennifer Perry, CCSD parents Rikki Orr and Maya Shalev talked about the possibility of creating a task force that could include parents, teachers, administrators, and community members to look at what else might be needed in the schools to combat prejudice and intolerance.
The parents and school administrators also discussed HB20-1336, the state law that requires students in Colorado public schools to complete a course that includes Holocaust and genocide studies before they graduate, beginning with the upcoming school year. CCSD is doing everything necessary to ensure that its educators are well prepared to effectively deliver that curriculum at the appropriate level during the upcoming school year.

The parents left the meeting feeling assured that they had been heard and that CCSD is seriously focused on taking the necessary steps to ensure a safe and secure environment for all its students, regardless of their racial or ethnic background.