No to Racism in the ICSA community
Dear members of the board.
A couple of parents from the ICSA community came together on Saturday 12th of November to discuss about our concerns on currents issues happening at the school with regards to a current incident revolving around a racist act which led to a physical response. In response a few points came up, upon which a petition was agreed on. Because this happened to one parents we felt it could have happened to anyone as well.
1. We reject racism in any form and violence. We wish to have a statement in the parent student handbook clearly stating: The school rejects racism within our community and the clear consequences of what sanctions are to be taken if this occurs . This is to say that a clear policy on racism is needed if it isn’t already the case.
2. We appreciate that the school finally admitted the racist character of what happened, but regret that it took the school this long to be transparent about the case and what really happened, which led to various forms of rumors.
An apology from the person who made that racist statement and from the school to the victim and to the entire community would be appropriate and would contribute to healing the community and allow us to come together stronger.
An apology from the other parent who did the physical act to the ICSA community explaining why she reacted as such.
4. Complete transparency from the school regarding the exact measures that are being taken for both parties. This needs to be by no means private especially knowing the gravity of the issue.The community needs to know exactly how this is being handled by the school.
5. The school needs to admit that it is the racist attack that triggered the violent response; After interviewing witnesses there.
We the community of ICSA, agree to this petition by signing our first name. Although ICSA made a statement, no clear details was explained. As parents we are frightened and have lost trust in the transparency regarding serious matters as is especially knowing that is the environment that our children evolve in
We would like to have clear response within 48hrs.
Thank you for your concern.