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Message from Superintendent of Schools, Andrew Selesnick
February 8, 2017
Dear KLSD Community,
A short while ago, Dr. Siciliano, John Jay High School Principal, informed the high school community that yet another swastika was discovered today on school property. We are confident that this swastika was recently created. Students alerted administration to the presence of the symbol in a library bathroom. I have attached the notice sent by Dr. Siciliano.
In my January 24th letter to the community, in which I provided information about how the school district is responding to the repeated instances of swastikas on school property, I said that I would soon provide an opportunity for dialogue.
I am now extending that invitation to any and all members of our community who would like to join us in discussion. On Thursday, February 16th at 7:30 pm, we will provide a forum in the John Jay High School cafeteria.
While there are steps that schools take to help students understand the meaning and impact of their actions, the work of inspiring empathy and combating hatred is work for a collective, connected community. My intention for our meeting on the 16th is to provide a space for dialogue, for the sharing of concerns and hopes, and for thinking together about moving forward. I hope this will be an opportunity for us to consider the many ways we inspire respect, empathy, and compassion, and I hope you will consider joining us.
Andrew Selesnick, Superintendent of Schools
For my previous letter on this topic, click here: community letter jan 24 2017.docx
For additional information on the history and impact of the swastika symbol, click here: Swastika ADL.pdf
Dates, Locations, and Times for the remainder of this year's Superintendent's Coffees:
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 - Meadow Pond Elementary - 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Monday, December 12, 2016 - Katonah Elementary - 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Friday, January 27, 2017 - Increase Miller Elementary - 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - John Jay High School - 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.