It is critical that everyone feels safe and supported as part of the Meridian family. We want a better world for everyone and believe that diversity makes us all stronger. This ethos of equality exists deep in the core of the International Baccalaureate's mission: to develop inquiring, knowledgeable, and caring young people who help create a better and more peaceful world through intercultural understanding and respect. We recognize that this starts with us, both as individuals and together as a school community.
At times, I become so enraged
I explode into silence.
And that is when
I'm the most afraid.
At times, I must speak to perceive
the PAIN around, behind, and
from me to
Be the most secure.
-Teanna Barrett, Meridian Graduate
Anti-discrimination work is ongoing work. Here's some of what's going on right now:
"… Equity includes addressing the concerns and needs of those who are most affected while maintaining support to those who are not. Racism does affect all of us, creating divisions between groups of people because of misinterpretation of differences. I pray that we can find common ground."
Professional Development and Staff Training
An Open Letter to TPRI regarding a passage on voting rights and the erasure of history regarding voting rights for people of color.
Our relationship with Law Enforcement
Meridian World School has no financial or legal arrangement with the RRPD, nor do we employ a School Resource Officer (SRO). Most calls to the RRPD made in the past have been required under state statute to inform police of potential threat situations. We work with several organizations, including local law enforcement, in training for crisis response and post crisis reunification.