Dewitt Community Divided During Community Forum
According to the Lansing State Journal, Dewitt community members were divided about how school officials should respond to recent racially charged incidents during a community forum Tuesday night.
Some of the roughly 150 in attendance expressed frustration with what they said was a lack of transparency following racially charged incidents that took place at Dewitt Junior High School on Nov. 9.
Corina Gonzalez was one of dozens of parents who attended the meeting. Her 12 year old daughter was blocked from accessing her locker by a group of male students the day after the election. Three incidents were reported that day.
Community members were surveyed during the meeting about the racial climate within the community and what should be done to prevent further incidents. That data will turn into a recommendation from a company, Cypress, Texas based Educational Concepts LLC, hired by the district to address diversity issues.