Independent Bay area school working to create diversity, inclusion on campus

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 31, 2018

An independent Bay area school has launched a new effort to recruit a more diverse population to its campus. 

  • Bay area school working to make campus diverse
  • Shorecrest Preparatory hired a Director of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Roderick Fludd holds real-life discussions on controversial subjects

Shorecrest Preparatory in St. Pete has hired a full-time Director of Diversity and Inclusion. 

Roderick Fludd is helping with recruitment. He's also working with students by holding real-life discussions on controversial subjects like racism. 

"I feel like my view on the world has grown and has developed a lot," 10th grader Zuri Patel said. 

Fludd said, "Students everywhere are the same way. They always want to answer questions and it is my job to be willing and open to answer those questions."

The school's headmaster said they also want to make sure students are not priced out of attending Shorecrest. 

More than $2 million has been offered to those who need financial assistance to go to the school.