Jamesburg superintendent addresses graduation plans, reacts to killing of George Floyd

JAMESBURG–Superintendent Brian Betze has announced that Jamesburg Public Schools will hold virtual and in-person graduation for Grace Breckwedel Middle School eighth graders.

Betze said there will be a virtual graduation on June 19, and also an in-person graduation scheduled for Aug. 13.

In other news, the school district released a prepared statement addressing the recent events taking place:

“The mission of the Jamesburg Public Schools ‘Celebrating Pride in Ourselves, Our Schools, Our Community’ is of paramount importance now more than ever. Each component is meant to inspire our students to take pride in not only themselves but to deeply care for the community in which they are being raised.
“In these times of social unrest, as educators, we have the responsibility to directly confront the issue of racial injustice with the same ferocious urgency as we have all done with the pandemic.
“The outrage in communities across the country in response to the killing of George Floyd is something we have all witnessed and certainly you feel, as we do, anger and frustration on many levels.”
For more information, visit www.jamesburg.org.