Civil Rights Award Nominations Sought

The Norma Jean Anderson Civil Rights and Academic Achievement Award is based on race and class in our schools. A school system free of racism, classism, presented as part of the on-going work to remove systemic privilege prejudice and discrimination promotes safety, personal growth and academic achievement for ALL students.

The Norma Jean Anderson Civil Rights and Academic Achievement Award applauds the contributions of a current or former in the Amherst and/or Amherst-Pelham Regional teacher, administrator or staff member school districts who promotes the ideals of a just and respectful community built on compassionate relationships. We recognize many teachers, administrators and staff share these goals, and we look forward to acknowledging their contributions.

The candidate must be a current or former employee of the Amherst or Amherst-Pelham Regional School Districts as a teacher, administrator or staff person. The person nominating must be a student, parent, community member, teacher, staff or administrator of the Amherst and/or Amherst-Pelham Regional school districts.

Contact Pat Ononibaku (patbaku@aol.com) for information on how to nominate a candidate. All nominations need to be received by January 4, 2016.

The award will be presented at the Martin Luther King Jr Breakfast at the Amherst Regional Middle School on January 2016.

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