Re: A meeting on diversity in svs-model schools

LLJonstrom@aol.com
Sun, 1 Sep 1996 16:15:21 -0400

Jeff Bradford wrote:

>>During our break-out session, Nan Narboe stopped in at the beginning to
offer Cascade Valley's non-discriminatory clause for schools to use if they
so desire. While I donit recall the exact verbiage, I remember that it was
well-written.<<

FYI, Cascade Valley's non-discriminatory clause reads: "We welcome racial,
cultural, and religious diversity, and families of every composition."
(Actually, I can't guarantee the accuacy of the comma after "cultural"--I
only remember that much discussion of its inclusion or omission took place in
an annual Assembly meeting, with hot opinions on both sides being expressed
and debated, and a vote taken. Alas, the conclusion eludes me.)

I really like this statement, and/but offer this note of advice to those who
plan to use it: "Families of every composition" means what it says, also when
it comes to decisions regarding who will receive any bulk discounts you may
offer for siblings or for students in the same family.

Lisa Jonstrom