The jury has spoken in the Derek Chauvin murder trial, and the Colonial School District (CSD) sends its support to the grieving family of George Floyd and to millions around the world who watched this disturbing case unfold since May 25, 2020. Today’s guilty verdict on all counts is perhaps just one sign that cries for social justice have been heard. That said, so much work remains to be done in the form of police reform, racial disparity, and the well-being of marginalized people. This verdict cannot allow us to become complacent in addressing racism.  CSD supports any open and judgment-free discussions among students, teachers, staff, and community. The district and school-based equity teams stand ready to continue having courageous conversations with one mission in mind…to change the odds for all students in Colonial.