Board Approves Anti-Racism Policy
The Cincinnati Public Schools' Board of Education approved a policy on December 16, 2020, that outlines the district's views on racism, stating that CPS rejects all forms of racism as destructive.
The policy aims to eliminate all forms of racism from CPS, including removing disparities in student discipline rates, and participation in Advanced Placement classes, athletics and gifted services, and in hiring and employee training.
CPS formed an Anti-Racism Working Group that used community feedback to create the final policy. The group includes students, parents, staff and a wide range of community leaders. Organizations represented include the African American Chamber of Commerce, All In Cincinnati, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati Preschool Promise, Closing the Health Gap, The Urban League, YMCA and the YWCA.