CUSD Against Racism
CUSD Against Racism is a student-led, womxn-led organization devoted to combating racism and amplifying BIPOC voices in Capistrano Unified School District
News and Updates
Rally on June 24th
On June 24th, we successfully hosted a peaceful rally attracting 100+ CUSD students, alumni, teachers, and staff.
Board Meeting on June 24th
The same night of the rally, many of us expressed our demands to the Board of Trustees at the CUSD District Board Meeting.
A victory: they voted 7-0 on Resolution No. 1920-63: Resolution Denouncing All Acts of Racism, Intolerance, and Unlawful Discrimination.
Meeting with the Cultural Proficiency Task Force
On July 8, 2020, the Superintendent, Executive Cabinet, and members from the Cultural Proficiency Task Force met with CUSD Against Racism to listen to the key findings from our survey of over 830 responses from students and parents.
Staff agreed to the following proposals:
Begin work on curriculum and explore an APEX online Ethnic Studies course pilot
Incorporate one student representative from each high school on the Cultural Proficiency Task Force
Explore restorative practices training
Update the District’s Discipline Handbook and discipline policies
Provide training included with the annual Policy Acceptance procedures