Last week, Superintendent Jacobs informed the community that a custodian discovered racist and anti-Semitic graffiti in a first-floor boy’s bathroom at Georgetown Middle/High School. A swastika was carved into a stall wall and a comment that was non-targeted but could be considered racially charged was written in pencil.
This morning, a team consisting of the superintendent, school administrators, teachers, and staff members met to review the facts on how best to approach the investigation. This unfortunate incident remains open and has the full commitment of the school administration and the Georgetown Police Department.
In addition to meeting with the team, I sent a memo to the faculty and staff clearly stating that these actions are reprehensible and do not reflect the values and beliefs of Georgetown Middle/High School – “Senseless acts like these erode a school’s culture. I personally believe that every faculty, staff and student, regardless of the color of their skin, religious beliefs, socioeconomics, sexual orientation, individual identity or any other personal quality that makes them unique, should not be singled out or feel unwelcome at our school. This targeted act is a personal attack on our school and will not be tolerated.”
I ask all parents, guardians, and students to have a discussion on how these reckless actions impact our school and the greater community. Together, we can ensure that Georgetown is a community that embraces everyone and stands up against individuals who think otherwise.
Thank you for your support in making Georgetown a stronger community.