A Statement from the Diversity and Engagement Department and Staff Members of the Olathe Public Schools
June 19, 2020 ~ Juneteenth is a holiday celebrated annually on June 19 and commemorates the end of slavery in the United States. A regrettable era in U.S. history provides our nation reflection and an opportunity to pave the way for needed positive, impactful change for the African American community.
The Olathe School District is proud of the diverse families that create our beautiful school communities. We recognize our responsibility and role in the lives of our students and their families and the available opportunity for growth in our halls and district.
Join us in celebrating Juneteenth and taking a moment for reflection. While we have come a long way, we recognize there is work to be done.