Orange Shirt Day recognized on La Conner campus


October 6, 2021

LA CONNER SCHOOLS STUDENT AND STAFF REACH OUT ACROSS SPACE AND TIME – At last Thursday’s Orange Shirt-Residential School Awareness Day the entire campus gathered on the football field for a districtwide photo. Before that these elementary school children made and showed that they had hearts and empathy for children, like them, who never returned home to their families – Photo by Ken Stern

Two weeks after approving a new labor contract with the La Conner Education Association, La Conner School District board members rolled up their sleeves and got to work on several key tasks marking the start of the 2021-22 academic year.

The first of those at their Sept. 27 meeting was to unanimously approve a proclamation designating Sept. 30 as Orange Shirt-Residential School Awareness Day during their 90-minute hybrid public session.

The board action followed a presentation by district community and cultural liaison Clarissa James, who said the proclamation is designed in part to address...

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