Dear Belton Families and Patrons of Belton School District #124,
There has been a lot of attention on the hate in our country and world over the last few weeks. It saddens me it took harm and death to others to renew the effort to defeat racism. We want to make this clear: The Belton School District is against racism.
In Belton, we will continue diversity training and working toward broadening our knowledge and understanding, which will help dismantle the barriers of systemic racism. We will do the work so all students, staff, and families are treated equitably. Everyone deserves a top-notch education and to be treated fairly. We will bring awareness, we will listen, and we will work so Belton can proudly be a place of equitable and loving kindness for all. The true measure will not be in this statement or our words but in our actions!
Please join me in this work for our community; it is vital to improve and continue our focuses on restorative practice, thereby creating an environment of empathy and understanding, with awareness and respect for all.
Sincerely in Education,
Andrew S. Underwood
Superintendent of Schools
Belton School District #124