Proposed Amendment to Warrant Article 15

NOTE: THIS REPLACES THE EXISTING WARRANT ARTICLE 15

Shall the Hollis Brookline Cooperative Schools hereby affirm our support for each student’s growth and enrichment? In doing so, we the Legislative Body, hereby state the following as general principles.

A) The Hollis Brookline School District values all students as individuals and welcomes students of all races.

B) We affirm that no race or sex is inherently superior or inferior to another race or sex.

C) No individual or group, by virtue of race or sex is inherently racist, sexist, or oppressive consciously or unconsciously.

D) No individual or group should be discriminated against or receive preferential treatment based on race or sex.

E) Each person should be treated and respected as a unique individual, without respect to race, sex, political or religious affiliation.

F) An individual’s moral character shall not be assumed because of race or sex.

G) Each individual is responsible for his or her own actions.  Assignment of fault, blame, bias or accusations of oppression, upon individuals, races, or sexes due to actions of others in the present or in the past is unjust.  

H) Virtues such as punctuality, accountability and hard work are not racist nor were they created by a particular race or sex to oppress another race or sex.

I) The Hollis Brookline Cooperative Schools shall provide equality of opportunity, not equality of outcome, to each of our students regardless of race, sex, national origin, religion or disability.

Therefore, WE, the legislative body of the Hollis Brookline Cooperative Schools, with our vote, hereby recommend that these principles be incorporated into the relevant policies, resolutions and curricula of our cooperative school district.