Resources for parents to talk to their children about recent events in our country

On June 3, Fayetteville-Manlius Central School District Superintendent Craig J. Tice released a message to the community about the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  In that article, Dr. Tice said, “Most importantly, we must work together and continue our conversations around racial equity while removing barriers that contribute to systemic inequities.”

With the recent nationwide and local protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, the district’s counselors are following up on Dr. Tice’s earlier statement with three resources to help parents talk with their children about the events taking place across the country and here in the local community.

If you have questions or concerns about how to best support your child, please reach out to your child’s teacher, school counselor or building principal.

The district looks forward to working in partnership with our students, staff, parents and greater community to continue these important conversations around racial equity to ensure that all Fayetteville-Manlius students are being educated in an environment that is safe and secure and allows everyone in the school community to contribute toward a better society for all.

Superintendent Craig J. Tice’s June 3 statement