MAHOMET — Mahomet-Seymour school board will study an anti-racism resolution in August.
The News-Gazette of Champaign reported that the resolution had been endorsed by hundreds of local residents. Before a Monday night meeting that included discussion on the resolution, supports gathered for a rally and called on the school board to update the curriculum to address race, power and privilege, and to provide anti-bias training for teachers and staff.
Instead of pass the resolution, the board opted to devote a study session to the resolution later this summer after some members cited technical issues with the language, according to the newspaper.
Superintendent Lindsey Hall told the News-Gazette that the district has planned several meetings with parents and is forming a diversity committee, as well as taking a “deeper dive to closely examine our curriculum and curricular materials.”
After community members spoke, several board members lent their public support.