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SSD Celebrates Pride Month

SSD Celebrates Pride Month June 2022June 1, 2022 - Special School District is committed to creating a safe, caring, and respectful environment for all students, families, and staff. During the month of June, SSD celebrates and recognizes Pride Month and the impact and valuable contributions of the LGBTQ+ community across America. 

SSD strives to be a safe haven for all students, including those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or queer/questioning (LGBTQ+). The Equity Framework acts as a guiding document to focus SSD’s practices of equity throughout the District and to identify and address the individualized approaches needed for student success. The Framework includes the following professional learning opportunities for staff within the 2022-23 school year:

  • Sexual Orientation and Gender: Explore equity in terms of sexual orientation, gender, and traditional gender roles.
  • Allyship (2-Part Workshop): Understand the purpose of allyships and how to develop/practice them.
  • Diversity and Inclusion: Identifying the differences between diversity and inclusion and how each contributes to a sense of belonging.
  • Intersectionality:  Discern how different social systems interact with issues (like class, race, sexuality, globalization, ageism, etc.) and explore how different social systems view these issues.

The below resources are available within St. Louis County and the surrounding areas:

At the June 14, 2022 Board of Education meeting, the Board read a proclamation in support of Pride Month.