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Welcoming Schools is a national program being used in MMSD to create more respectful and supportive schools for all students, staff and families.  Professional development, lesson plans, books and inclusive language are provided around family diversity, gender and LGTBTQ+ inclusion and preventing bias-based bullying.

  • We are talking about social emotional learning.
  • We are talking about families.

  • We are talking about equity.

  • We are talking about respect.

  • We are talking about all types of diversity.

  • We are talking about belonging.

  • We are talking about safety.

  • We are working on preventing bullying.

  • We are not teaching our own beliefs or trying to change others’ beliefs.

  • Every educator has a professional responsibility, regardless of personal values and beliefs, to provide a safe and accepting learning environment for all students.