Dear Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) Students, Staff, Families and Community:

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Dear Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD) Students, Staff, Families and Community:

The last twelve months have been extremely challenging for all of us. As a nation, we have navigated a global pandemic as well as racial and civil unrest. Last week’s verdict against Derek Chauvin carries a lot of emotion for our students, families, staff, and community members, and although a guilty verdict may bring some relief in the pursuit of justice, the work to ensure communities are safe and without fear, is continuous.

More than ever, now is the time to support student voices and encourage constructive conversations around the significance of this verdict. I believe the rendered verdict is one step closer to reimagining a just society, community and world. It is a turning point for our country and those who are disproportionately affected by these unimaginable acts. 

We recognize that the challenges of deeply rooted and systemic injustices still remain, but our mission to nurture and educate students to be advocates for social justice and equity, will persist. We will continue to use our resources to advance empathy and confront individual bias, so that our students can excel in an environment that is accepting, diverse and committed to preparing them for the college and careers of their choice.

Inglewood Unified School District stands firmly against all forms of racism, violence, discrimination and hate. As we work toward becoming an anti-racist and anti-bias school district, we will support our students’ interest, encourage their activism and utilize culturally relevant resources, that affirm the beautiful diversity represented within our District and Inglewood community.

We understand that the recent events may evoke a range of emotions. We are available to provide support, resources or referrals:

For students and families, please feel free to contact your school’s counselor or IUSD Student Support Services department at (310) 419-2798.

For staff, please contact IUSD Human Resources at (310) 419-2760 or the Employee Assistance Services for Education (EASE) hotline at (800) 882-1341.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of George Floyd, and all of the families affected by racial injustice. May he rest peacefully.

Thank you staff, parents, students, and community members for your ongoing support and commitment to the success of our district.

#WeAreInglewoodUnified

Sincerely,

Erika F. Torres, Ed.D., MSW

County Administrator

More than ever, now is the time to support student voices and encourage constructive conversations around the significance of this verdict. I believe the rendered verdict is one step closer to reimagining a just society, community and world. It is a turning point for our country and those who are disproportionately affected by these unimaginable acts. 

We recognize that the challenges of deeply rooted and systemic injustices still remain, but our mission to nurture and educate students to be advocates for social justice and equity, will persist. We will continue to use our resources to advance empathy and confront individual bias, so that our students can excel in an environment that is accepting, diverse and committed to preparing them for the college and careers of their choice.

Inglewood Unified School District stands firmly against all forms of racism, violence, discrimination and hate. As we work toward becoming an anti-racist and anti-bias school district, we will support our students’ interest, encourage their activism and utilize culturally relevant resources, that affirm the beautiful diversity represented within our District and Inglewood community.

We understand that the recent events may evoke a range of emotions. We are available to provide support, resources or referrals:

For students and families, please feel free to contact your school’s counselor or IUSD Student Support Services department at (310) 419-2798.

For staff, please contact IUSD Human Resources at (310) 419-2760 or the Employee Assistance Services for Education (EASE) hotline at (800) 882-1341.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of George Floyd, and all of the families affected by racial injustice. May he rest peacefully.

Thank you staff, parents, students, and community members for your ongoing support and commitment to the success of our district.

#WeAreInglewoodUnified

Sincerely,

Erika F. Torres, Ed.D., MSW

County Administrator

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