A Statement from Superintendent Dr. Shelley Adams
Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, Community Members, and Stakeholders of Baldy View ROP,
The events of today’s news regarding the guilty conviction of former police officer Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd continues the intense and emotional journey that we have collectively experienced. Members of our community have wrestled with complex and painful emotions during the trial and will continue to do so. Though today’s guilty conviction on all counts may provide a semblance of justice for some, the circumstances of the events of the past year, this trial, the subsequent sentencing, and potential future legal proceedings will undoubtedly reverberate around the country and the world, for years to come.
We must remain mindful and respect that each person will process today and recent current events through different and unique life experiences. Furthermore, we hope that while everyone wants restoration, healing, and the prevention of further harm to anyone, in any way, the resolve remains strong for having much needed and uncomfortable discussions that address racism.