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District Statement on Inappropriate Conduct

Over the weekend, members of the Mason community had the pleasure of cheering on the Mason High School varsity football team in the state semifinals for the first time in the program’s history. While we are proud of the performance and sportsmanship of both teams and coaches, we were disheartened that some Mason individuals attending Saturday's game were using hateful language and racist slurs in their conversations. These actions and words will never be tolerated by Mason Public Schools.

Mason Public Schools (MPS) administrators are addressing this racist behavior and it will not be condoned in our schools or at our activities. It is extremely important that inappropriate language or actions are reported immediately to onsite school personnel.

As stated in the resolution adopted by our Board of Education, MPS stands against any language, behavior, policies, or practices that are derogatory, inflammatory, or otherwise inappropriate, that may impact the physical, emotional, and psychological safety of others. In instances where this expectation is violated, we will work to respond, to educate, and to hold ourselves accountable for the school community we want in Mason Public Schools. Thank you to the individuals who continue to uphold these values. 

We will continue to strive to grow an environment where our students, staff and community respectfully acknowledge, understand and value the diverse cultures, lifestyles, experiences, perspectives and identities of each other with a commitment to anti-discrimination and anti-racism. 

Sincerely, 

Ronald Drzewicki, Ed.S., Superintendent and MPS Administration