As you may be aware, The School District of Upper Dublin has received a complaint filed against the District by the Concerned African American Parents (CAAP). Since receiving this complaint on the evening of Monday, November 23, the District has commenced on a thorough and comprehensive review of the report and our own records and documentation, so that we can objectively assess and respond to the issues raised in the report. It is our intention to look at data retrospectively as part of our assessment. We, therefore, request patience from the community as we take the time and effort to respond to this complaint with the level of seriousness that it warrants.
It is important to note that the elimination of the third track requested by CAAP has been a priority item discussed by the District for months during School Board and committee meetings. Professional development, appropriate supports, infrastructure and careful planning are needed to ensure the success of student transition, and teachers and administrators are equally committed to it. The School Board is committed to this restructuring as well, and will be voting on it at the early December meeting. This has been the plan since last year.
The School District’s mission is to provide a safe, supportive environment for all students to become lifelong learners and contributing members of a changing society. To this end, the District is fully committed to providing excellence and equity in education to all students.