Action Item Board of Trustees Meeting Feb. 5, 2004


To recognize this very important event in our American history, it was moved by Arun Jhaveri and seconded by Michael Allan to adopt the Resolution 68-04, Pertaining to Brown v. Board of Education’s 50th Anniversary.


Motion carried.




(Pertaining to Brown v. Board of Education’s 50th Anniversary))



WHEREAS, Highline Community College is fully committed to the community college values of open access and opportunity for all; and


WHEREAS, Highline Community College fully understands the value of an educational environment that embraces diversity and inclusiveness; and


WHEREAS, the year 2004 marks the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision – a landmark for equity in public education; and


WHEREAS, the decision reversed the long-standing separate-but-equal doctrine that had governed public education, including community colleges; and


WHEREAS, federal courts and “courts of public opinion” consistently favor desegregation efforts; and


WHEREAS, inequitable school funding or school district configurations have caused de facto segregation;


THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that on the 50th anniversary of Brown v. Board of Education decision, we, the Board of Trustees of Highline Community College, pledge our unwavering commitment to providing equal access to higher education; and


BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that we support efforts on behalf of local school districts to ensure learning equity for all students through institutional, political, personal and civic engagement.