Opinion: The Ferndale School District embraces community culture

Linda Quinn
Ferndale School District Superintendent

The Ferndale community is a rich blend of many different cultures. Our goals in the Ferndale School District are to honor and celebrate the funds of knowledge and traditions our students bring to school with them, and also to introduce them to cultures other than their own. Most of all, we want to ensure that every child and his or her family feels welcome and included in our schools.

The Ferndale School District welcomes elements of Christmas in our schools, since this holiday is such an integral part of our community’s majority culture. We are, however, committed to balance and moderation. We don’t think it’s productive for our learning mission or beneficial to our students to start the holiday buildup too early; and, just like everything else we do, we want our celebrations to have educational purposes.

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