Statement from Superintendent Hoose Regarding Recent Events
Dear Cortland Community,
Recent, tragic events in our country have reminded us of the work we have to do as a nation to overcome pervasive and persistent injustice and racism. We all grieve with the family of George Floyd as well as for the other named and unnamed victims of racism and oppression. We must commit to actively and collaboratively address and challenge systems of injustice and intolerance.
The success of our students is dependent on how we, as a district and a community, support all children and families affected by racism and prejudice. We must engage in the courageous conversations and reflect on the past while encouraging constructive conflict to arrive at solutions. We owe it to our children and society as a whole.
We must begin the process with education and dialogue which will then translate to action and change. The Cortland Enlarged City School District is committed to working with our community to create an environment characterized by equity and inclusion for all citizens.
Michael J. Hoose, Superintendent