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-racist work is ongoing work. Here's where we stand now in regard to our commitment to equity:
Conversation Starter - 11/30-12/18
Let’s Engage in Purposeful Conversations
The link to this YouTube video was shared with Meridian teachers and staff on 11/29/20 and with secondary students via announcements 11/30 and 12/1.
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.