Acting Superintendent Jennifer Guy Responds To Recent Letter By LAHS Student Olivia Hamilton

Acting Superintendent
Los Alamos Public Schools

I was deeply sad to read Olivia Hamilton’s recent email. I appreciate her bravery in being willing to speak up. It is unacceptable that any person should have these experiences especially any of our children.

Los Alamos Public Schools is committed to stopping racism and discrimination in our schools and in our community. We have taken immediate steps to begin to address these issues including staff training, student education, and developing effective school policies.  We are collaborating with local, state, and national experts in best practices for staff training and student curriculum. Most importantly, we are creating opportunities for our students, staff, and community to have safe conversations about diversity, inclusion, and racism. We know that this work will be challenging but LAPS is fully committed to this process.

Every child in our school district has the right to feel safe and supported at school. As a district, we will work to create an inclusive environment where all students have what they need to learn and grow everyday.  I am looking forward to working with our community on these important issues.