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7-12-21 — District Statement Regarding CRT

July 12, 2021 ~ In light of the national conversation around Critical Race Theory (CRT) and questions the district has received, we would like to address and clarify the curriculum being taught in the Olathe Public Schools.

Olathe Public Schools teaches state and district standards for all subjects; CRT is not part of either set of standards. CRT is a theoretical approach to material generally discussed in higher education, not at the K-12 level. As a district, we remain steadfast in our commitment to equity, inclusion, and continuous improvement so that all students feel valued and are prepared for their future. We serve more than 30,000 students with diverse thoughts, beliefs, perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds. Our job is to prepare all of them to achieve personal success.