A Message From Superintendent Dr. Larry Hewitt

Message from Dr. Hewitt
Posted on 06/04/2020
District 28 Empower Every Learning

 

Dear District 28 Community:

 

Our hope… our dream… is for our children and for each of us to live in a society that confronts inhumanity, extinguishes violence, respects differences, welcomes diversity, and seeks  betterment for all, but especially for the marginalized and the victimized.  This requires an openness to the stories of others, courage to ask ourselves tough questions about assumptions we make, and thoughtful dialogue with those who are different from us.

 

As our consciences are stirred by the death of George Floyd and as anger and exasperation boil over in America’s streets, our focus in District 28 steadfastly remains on our children.  To that end, if you are looking for parental resources to help guide conversations in your home, some of the following may be useful:

Our Kids Need Us

Talking About Race  

Talking Race with Young Children  

Ten Tips for Teaching and Talking to Kids about Race

Thirty Books to Help Talk to Your Kids About Racism


We will continue to teach respectful behavior, thoughtful reflection, and civic responsibility to our students.  We will look for new ways to expand minds, broaden hearts, and seek solutions to our shared challenges.

 

In partnership,



Larry A. Hewitt, Ed.D.

Superintendent of Schools