Five DSISD Schools Designated as a No Place for Hate Campus
June 2, 2021
Five Dripping Springs ISD schools have been designated as No Place for Hate® campuses for the 2020-21 school year. Three schools – Dripping Springs Elementary, Rooster Springs Elementary, and Walnut Springs Elementary – earned the designation for the first time, while Sycamore Springs Elementary and Sycamore Springs Middle School were recognized for the fourth straight year.
The No Place for Hate® initiative provides educators and students with the resources to ensure that anti-bias and diversity education are an integral part of the school culture. No Place for Hate® also helps to create and sustain inclusive school environments where all students feel valued.
In order to earn this designation, each school must form a coalition of students and staff who develop and/or implement three school-wide activities. The activities focus on encouraging students to explore what makes them unique. The schools also make a plan to show how they can stand united against hate.
Each school must submit an application at the beginning of the school year, stating its intention to be a No Place for Hate® campus. All students sign the Resolution of Respect banner, which is displayed in each school. At the end of the year, schools reflect on their progress and provide evidence of their completed activities.