Valley High School fights for racial equality

Community discusses concerns with recent study

By Ashley Carrasco | acarrasco@weareiowa.com

Published 09/28 2016 01:33AM

Updated 09/28 2016 01:33AM

Community members watch a presentation at Valley High School in West Des Moines (WOI / Ashley Carrasco)
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WEST DES MOINES, IA - Valley High School is pushing to stop racial discrimination in its schools. Tuesday night the superintendent of West Des Moines Community Schools explained Valley High School is behind in "racial equity."

A study by Iowa State University, which was paid for by Valley High, many teachers and students are confused on "political correctness."
 
"When they said they were positive there isn't a problem here. I'm like, well that is the problem," said senior Rachel Greene. 
 
The district and the school are both creating equity groups. These groups will be in charge of implementing a plan to create a more healthy school environment. 
 
"We're here to serve. We're here to make a difference. We're here to guide. We're here to help," said Tim Miller, Principal of Valley High School. 
 
The next forum will be held in October. 

 

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