I urge you to be kind and caring to one another. Redouble your support for one another. And even though we cannot always control what is going on in the larger world around us, we can define our own school and our own community.
I am reminded that education is more than just teaching kids. It is about uplifting humanity. Education is more than getting kids across the finish line of high school graduation. It is about changing the destinies of people, families and generations to come. Education is about empowering people to overcome barriers that in the past have dragged down individuals, families and even whole communities.
Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Education replaces war with tolerance, compassion and understanding, and provides solutions that can offer lasting change and sustainable outcomes.
In the Peninsula School District, we pledge to keep our students safe and welcome at school. If this is not the case for you or others you know, please tell a trusted adult so that we might address it immediately.
I have been so impressed with this community and the support you have for one another. Let’s recommit to these efforts and ensure that we truly do change the world for today and future generations to come.Rob Manahan is the superintendent of the Peninsula School District.
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