Dear Student Health and Human Services Team,
As we return after a historic work stoppage in our District, I would like to personally welcome you back.
Whether you were on the picket lines advocating for educational justice, serving in our schools to maintain stability for students, or supporting the central office to respond to the needs of students and families, I thank you and am inspired by your commitment to the children of the L.A. Unified School District. I admire your dedication and appreciate the courage you showed during this time.
Please take a moment to reflect upon how truly momentous this time has been for public education and how significant you were in serving our students. This time has been challenging on many levels and filled with a spectrum of emotions. Let us rely on each other’s strength to carry us through this transition back to normalcy.
As we come back together as a team, I would like to remind you of the important role you have as leaders to promote our Student Health and Human Services vision to “support students, families and staff to cultivate a safe, healthy, welcoming and affirming learning and working environment where all students thrive and graduate as empowered members of society.”
You are a leader and role model in the District. You have been, and will continue to be, charged with a variety of responsibilities that draw upon your ability to lead through this change. Let us begin the process of moving forward together through resiliency, healing and uplifting each other. We are one. We are in this together.
With respect and appreciation,
“We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.”
Letter from a Birmingham Jail, Martin Luther King, Jr.