As a district, Conway Public Schools is defined by our Core Values, one of which reads “Value and Respect Diversity.”
Valuing and respecting diversity means we celebrate and champion the differences in people. It also means we do not and will not tolerate racism in any form.
The death of George Floyd and other attitudes and acts of violence against African Americans are deplorable and unacceptable. No person should ever be treated in such a way because of their skin color.
In this time of racial tension in our country, we acknowledge the hurt and grief being felt by our African American faculty and staff, students, and families. We support fairness and justice. Our Core Values remain unchanged. We will continue to Value and Respect Diversity and work to Maintain a Safe and Caring Environment for all.
Conway Public Schools is committed to being part of important and meaningful conversations - in classrooms and locker rooms, at cafeteria tables and playground benches - conversations that we hope will change the world in which we live. We will continue to teach students how to have thoughtful discussions where they listen carefully and intently and have empathy and respect for each other and their points of view.
As teachers and role models for the next generation of leaders, we do not take this responsibility lightly. We accept it with humility and a genuine desire to help raise up young people who will truly value and respect diversity. Thank you for entrusting us with your students. It is a privilege being a part of this community.
Dr. Greg Murry
Superintendent, Conway Public Schools