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A message from Bremerton and North Mason School Districts

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November 7, 2022

This is an open letter to the students, parents and broader communities of the Bremerton and North Mason School Districts:

As many of you know, there was an incident after a volleyball game between Bremerton High School and North Mason High School on Tuesday, October 18, involving student-athletes, students and parents. Those involved violated our standards and expectations of civil conduct.

We believe that actions of a few are not representative of the values of our communities, nor do they define our school districts. However, we have the responsibility and moral obligation to address discriminatory harassment and racism in our communities - whether words and actions are intentional - or influenced by implicit bias. 

Leaders from both school Districts met with the president and vice-president of the Bremerton Chapter of the NAACP last week. The three organizations are going to work together moving forward on the important, ongoing work in our schools and communities to be anti-racist in our practices, policies, procedures, and actions. 

Bremerton School District
North Mason School District