Clairbourn’s Commitment to Act:
Clairbourn is committed to examine and update our existing curricula and professional development to be intentionally more inclusive and informed about the history, experiences and voices of minorities, as well as the nature of racism and the systems that support it. A Clairbourn education includes taking personal responsibility and action that contributes to social justice for all. These conversations cannot be optional, and it falls on us as educators to help our students build awareness, empathy and understanding of the challenges faced in this world by others, and the role each of us needs to play in the fight for racial equality and respect. As we raise the leaders who will shape our world’s future, they must be equipped to build structures and systems which promote equality.
Clairbourn values our partnership with community organizations for our professional development of faculty and staff, placement of minority students and information on how to support our minority students even better. We are actively working to increase the diversity of our applicant pool. In addition, Clairbourn is committed to ensure equitable hiring practices and is also evaluating its procedures.
The Clairbourn Code of Ethics:
Clairbourn recognizes that meaningful discussions about race can take place even with young children and commits to having those conversations. TheConsciousKid group on Facebook states that, “Silence about race can reinforce racism by letting children draw their own conclusions.” Clairbourn believes in teaching students to love what is good and right from a young age and to act in accordance with those values.
Our school already has a proven framework in place to have the type of sustained and meaningful discussions which can be utilized to educate and hold us accountable on the issues of racism and social justice for not only our student body, but also our teachers, staff and community members.
Our Character Education Program consists of a daily Morning Assembly that covers the Clairbourn Code of Ethics, as well as relevant topics to advance the character of our students. These character-building qualities and messages are then reinforced by the Clairbourn faculty and staff in their interactions throughout the school day.
The Code of Ethics puts a spotlight on the values honesty, respect, responsibility, spirituality, and citizenship—all of which can be employed in the fight against racism.