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ELK GROVE, Calif. – January 22, 2018 – During the Special Meeting of the Board of Education: Community Forum on Race and Educational Equity held on January 16, 2018, a gentleman referred to a culturally and racially insensitive term that had been used to describe a patrol unit. The Elk Grove Unified School District agrees with his shared sentiments that the use of any term that is culturally or racially insensitive is unacceptable.

Related to complaints the District receives, the District takes all complaints seriously. Investigations are initiated in a timely and manner, and, in some cases, outside investigators are retained to ensure a neutral and thorough investigation is conducted. In cases where misconduct is found, the District takes immediate and appropriate action.

Complaints related to the insensitive term used have been investigated and the findings have been sent to the complainants and the employing agency.

About the Elk Grove Unified School District

The Elk Grove Unified School District (EGUSD) is the fifth-largest school district in California located in southern Sacramento County. EGUSD covers 320 square miles and includes 67 schools: 42 elementary schools, nine middle schools, nine high schools, five alternative education schools, an adult school, one charter school and a virtual academy. Offering a multitude of educational programs, including over 70 career-themed academies and pathways within 15 industry sectors, we prepare our students for college and career by supporting them with the means to be creative problem solvers; self-aware, self-reliant, and self-disciplined; technically literate; effective communicators and collaborators; and engaged in the community as individuals with integrity. We integrate rigorous academics with career-based learning and real world workplace experiences and ensure that Every Student is Learning, in Every Classroom, in Every Subject, Every Day.

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