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November 13, 2023 | "In Their Voices" Community Event 

6:00-7:30 pm at Bexley Public Library Auditorium – 2411 East Main Street

February 2024 marks one year since the appalling racist image was shown during the middle school announcements.  At this community event, we will hear directly from Bexley City Schools students and parents who will share their personal experiences with racism in our schools since last February. The ERiBS planning group will also share the key priorities we are working on this school year, and our progress to date.

November 13, 2023 | Community Dialogue Event

Discussion Agenda

September 8, 2023 | Meeting with Bexley Schools Leaders

Given recent leadership changes, the planning team met with the newest members of the Bexley Schools Leadership team -- Laura Moore (Leader of Experiential Learning & Community Engagement) and Stephen Lewis (Leader of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) to bring them up-to-date on our community and cause, review the ideas submitted by the community,  and discuss how we parter to move forward on the implementation of these ideas into school processes and policies going forward.

May 10, 2023 | Community Dialogue Event

Discussion Agenda

April 10, 2023 | Meeting with Bexley Schools Leadership Team

The planning team met with the Bexley Schools Leadership team -- Dr. Fine, Marcelius Braxton, Steve Shapiro, and Casey Cosgray to begin discussions on the ideas submitted by the community and how we can partner together to organize, prioritize, and implement these ideas into school processes and policies going forward. Topics discussed in this initial meeting included: 

April 1, 2023 | Organizing for Impact

Thank you for participating in the idea generation process and sharing links to the survey and contact form with your network! The planning team is preparing to meet with Dr. Fine, Marcelius Braxton, Steve Shapiro, and Casey Cosgray to review the community ideas submitted and discuss a plan of action for organizing, prioritizing, and implementing these ideas into school processes and policies going forward. This will be the first meeting of many and we look forward to the continued and ongoing partnership from the school leadership team. 

We are also planning the next community meeting for late April. During our time together we will (1) share information on the progress made with our school leadership team and (2) facilitate collaborative discussions on ideas that require additional development, research, planning, leadership, etc. 

March 12, 2023 | Community Survey Open Until Sun, March 26

Please continue to share the link to the community survey where we are collecting ideas to ensure Bexley Schools are an anti-racist environment. We will close the survey on Sunday, March 26 in preparation for a meeting with the school superintendent and leadership team, where we will provide a summary of the comments and work toward how to move these ideas into action. (SURVEY CLOSED)

March 8, 2023 | Bexley School Board Meeting

At the March 8, 2023 school board meeting, we introduced ourselves and shared our group's purpose with the School Board and Superintendent. We asked for their partnership in prioritizing the ideas provided by the community and identifying how we turn these ideas into action.

February 23, 2023 | Community Dialogue Event

A group of concerned Bexley parents and residents came together for an evening collaborative session to generate ideas for how Bexley Schools must improve safety, communication, education and culture.  More than 60 attendees generated ideas in small group discussions that will be summarized and published to the community. Contact information was gathered to support communications with the group about next steps and plans. 

February 13, 2023 | Meeting: Parents of Black Students

Parents of black students in Bexley Schools came together to share their families' experiences and concerns after the racist image posted during the Bexley Middle School student announcements on Friday,  February 3 and subsequent acts of racism that have occurred in the schools.  The group attending committed to working together to organize actions to hold the Bexley Schools accountable for improving the experience of all Black students.