Friday, September 28, 2012

Administration Building employees earn No Place for Hate Designation

For the second time in three years, staff in SBISD’s Administration Building has earned a No Place for Hate Designation through Houston’s Southwest Regional office of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL).

The award was presented on Sept. 24 during the monthly meeting of the SBISD Board of Trustees. ADL Board Members and Spring Branch community residents Jay Harberg and Janet Pozmantier presented the award. More than two dozen SBISD campuses have also earned the No Place for Hate Designation for their ongoing efforts to operate inclusive and respectful environments.

“We are thrilled that Spring Branch and Spring Branch ISD schools are involved in this program,” Jay Harberg said. Janet Pozmantier noted that one of the activities performed by many Administration Building employees is student mentoring.

Employee volunteers meet weekly with Spring Woods High students who are interested in post-graduation training and education. “You walk the walk,” she said. “We think that this kind of community service helps you be the best school district in the city, state and nation.”