Beaverton Schools allow ‘Black Lives Matter’ political posters on school property, commits to being an anti-racist organization


On June 25, 2020, Beaverton School District Superintendent Don Grotting sent an email entitled “WE Believe Black Lives Matter” in response to Black Lives Matter march organizers placing posters on school district property. It listed several actions the district is taking to become an “anti-racist” organization. All staff and board members were told they would engage in “anti-racist” training and “racial equity” programs. The Beaverton School District mandates that an “equity lens” be used in all decisions.