From the Office of the Lauderdale County Superintendent, Jerry Hill:
A response regarding Critical Race Theory and any other curriculum changes in our school system.
In Lauderdale county, there have been no discussions on this matter. Not sure how it all of a sudden became an issue in our system because no one has called or met with the superintendent to “ask.”
In conjunction with the Governor's office and the state board of education, the Lauderdale County Board and Superintendent state that there are no plans to implement any curriculum changes in our school system related to Critical Race Theory.
We, like you, want the best for our students and will continue to lobby our state leaders to use caution when considering any changes to our curriculum.
It is our position that we are systematically opposed to any curricular subject content that has not been thoroughly vetted or does not follow state-approved guidelines.
We are committed to staying on top of any changes that will affect our students.
We appreciate your interest and welcome community involvement.
We want to encourage you to take up this matter with the state board of education and the state legislature. The next state board meeting is scheduled for August 12, in Montgomery.
Monday, July 5, 2021
Click here to download or print a copy of Mr. Hill's Response.
Lauderdale County Schools does not discriminate in admission, treatment, or access to programs or activities based on race, color, national origin, religious preference, disability, age, gender, sexual orientation, citizenship, non-English speaking ability, or homeless status and provided equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. Students with disabilities will be provided with the same needed supports and services for extracurricular programs and activities that are provided during the school day, unless doing so would fundamentally alter the nature of the program and activity. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Mr. Tim Tubbs, Lauderdale County Board of Education, 355 County Road 61, Florence, AL 35634. Phone: (256) 760-1300. Email: email@example.com.