Central Illinois school district considering anti-racism resolution

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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.

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