February 18, 2021
Superintendent Kimberly Rizzo Saunders wishes to provide the following statement on remarks made by a school employee during a sporting event live stream:
“I am aware of video posted online in which a school district employee made an inappropriate comment while overseeing a live stream of a high school basketball game yesterday evening. The video has since been removed from YouTube.
“Once we learned of the incident, we immediately addressed it with the individual in question and have made it clear that the comment was inappropriate and in direct conflict with our values as a district. Whether or not the remark was intended as a joke is of no consequence here, as this behavior sets a poor example for our students and is entirely unacceptable.
“The individual will be held accountable for their actions in accordance with district policies and procedures. However, because this is a personnel matter no further information can be made available at this time.”