Letter: Staff should be diverse, too

Staff should be diverse, too

While I wholeheartedly commend Basalt High School Principal David Schmid for his comments defining the school’s greatest strength as diversity, I also feel that a diverse student population is additionally served when the teaching and administrative staff also reflect a cultural range. Through observation and yearbook samplings, there appears to be only a smattering of such representation employed within the Roaring Fork School District.

Most of the secondary schools, in particular, contain a 50 to 65 percent Hispanic student population, yet it appears that very few teachers and zero administrative staff complement this standing.

Perhaps the 2015-16 school year will see the advance and realization of such a commitment. Kudos to Schmid!

Louisa B. Caucia

Montrose, California