UT Elementary has been officially designated as a No Place for Hate school for the 2017-2018 academic year by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).
To earn the designation, schools commit to several anti-bias and diversity related activities throughout the year. They must also demonstrate leadership in teaching and modeling respect for individual and group differences while challenging prejudice and discrimination.
UTES Superintendent Dr. Melissa Chavez commends her team of faculty and staff for their efforts in creating a safe, inclusive and nurturing campus culture. She congratulates UTES Counselor Lilibeth Dominguez for helping to spearhead this effort.
“I am so proud of Mrs. Dominguez and the Little Longhorn Leaders for all the work they did this year to make our campus a safe and caring place for every student,” Chavez said.
No Place for Hate is a national initiative created by the ADL in 1999. Launched in Austin schools in the fall of 2004, the popular initiative has been embraced by hundreds of campuses throughout the Central Texas region.