Hazelwood School District promises to lean into discomfort, promote restorative justice practices and create a diversity, equity and inclusion solutions group


On the day of the Derek Chauvin verdict, parents in the Hazelwood School District received a text message that said: “HSD – Derek Chauvin Verdict Statement. Click here to read.

The link took them to the statement below:

Included in the statement was a link to a Statement of Solidarity released by the district board of education that said, in part:

White supremacy, Black pain from systemic oppression, racial capitalism, and the choice of property over people is jeopardizing the future of this country and our children.”

Below is the full statement:

The following list of definitions is included in the board policy manual on racial equity: