11/20 Statement from Mr. Jim Ulrich, School Board President

Melissa Fullerton
By Melissa Fullerton November 20, 2020 17:30 Updated

It is with great frustration and concern that I share that our board has been made aware of an inappropriate and offensive social media post made by one of our board members. We strongly condemn the sentiment of this post and want to assure both our community stakeholders and anyone who may have seen this post that it is in no way representative of our school district, our policies, our board, staff, or students.

Further, this social media posting is made in direct contradiction to the current and deliberate work of our staff to create a culture of equity within our schools and community. In July, our school board passed a resolution that was meant to be a commitment and a document of accountability for this ongoing work of educating our staff and community to develop a greater understanding and celebration of the diversity within our schools, while also examining our practices through a lens of equity. We stand firm in our goal to continue to develop systematic change to help ensure that every child, regardless of race, sexual identity, or economic standing, has the tools and supports needed to thrive.

The passage of that resolution was more than words, it included action steps that are currently in motion and will continue to be monitored and measured moving forward. We are now recommitting to this work by ensuring our public that the actions of one board member will not be allowed to diminish or damage our commitment to making sure our district is a welcoming, safe, and supportive place for all. Our board will take this opportunity to review further direction and action in response to this member’s irresponsible social media activity.

Mr. Jim Ulrich
President, Governor Mifflin School Board

Melissa Fullerton
By Melissa Fullerton November 20, 2020 17:30 Updated