Messages From Dr. Spence

Recent news stories reflect an increase in crime against Asians and Asian Americans, including the shooting rampage last week in Atlanta. Our condolences and thoughts are with the families, friends and neighbors of all those affected by this horrific, violent act. Virginia Beach City Public Schools denounces prejudice and acts of hate directed at any one person or group of people. This division strives to make equity and respect core values of our division, and we expect all students and staff to embrace and celebrate our diverse community.

We are committed to providing a safe and inclusive learning environment for all students and employees, and we know this a difficult time for our community, especially our Asian and Asian American staff, students and their families. Any child who feels victimized or bullied should reach out to a trusted adult. Counselors and staff in all of our schools are prepared to support any student who needs someone to talk to.

Please be safe. Please be kind. And please support one another.

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Aaron Spence, Ed.D.