At the Feb. 16 Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Griff Mills announced that Taylor School District is partnering with the Special Olympics to hold its inaugural Taylor Unified Special Olympics Day on May 20 at the site of the Board Annex and the old Taylor Kennedy High School.

 The event joins people with and without intellectual disabilities on the same team. It was inspired by a simple principle: training together and playing together is a quick path to friendship and understanding. In Unified Sports, teams are made up of people of similar age and ability.

 “The Taylor Unified Special Olympics Day is a great opportunity to bring together not just our school district, but the entire community,” says Supt. Mills. “We will be partnering with the Taylor Police Department, Fire Department and local EMS providers. It will be an all-around great day for our community.”

 Currently, donations are being accepted and volunteers are being gathered to help make the day even more special for those participating. If you’d like to contribute to the event or if you’d like to volunteer to work on the day of the event, please email

 “We are grateful for the work of our team to get us to be able to offer this to our community, but there’s still a lot of work to be done,” says Supt. Mills. “We are excited to move forward and will continue to update our community with more details.”

 If you have any questions about the event, please email Bridget Jarvis, Taylor School District’s parent and community liaison, at