Culturally sensitive training would be provided for the teacher that had resigned, junto con “proactive training measures” for Winterville Charter Academy’s current and future staff members, el memo decía.
“It was also reported that two racially insensitive words were used by multiple children in the classroom without appropriate redirection along with inappropriate response from the educator,” the memo added, noting that the children involved in the incident had been disciplined.
Tillman told CNN that Winterville Charter Academy parents began to discuss the racist incidents on a parent Facebook page, which is not run by the school itself.
En octubre 5, Ryan sent a school-wide memo addressing “the recent social media posts about Winterville Charter Academy that reference a racially insensitive lesson and student remarks, and the school leadership team’s response to the situation — this includes concerns that racially insensitive student remarks continue.”
“These situations concern us, también. Our school culture is built on one of acceptance, amor, and respect to serve all children and their families. The inner workings of our school are surrounded by intentional effort to eliminate implicit and explicit bias,” Ryan said.
Tillman told CNN parents had hoped to address the ongoing issues with Ryan at an October 6 pre-scheduled event at the school called “Coffee with the Principal,” which had been scheduled weeks in advance, but that the event was canceled.
“The school leadership team acted immediately upon learning about a racially insensitive lesson and student remarks, and is currently working to address ongoing concerns from parents that racially insensitive student remarks continue,” said Winterville Charter Academy spokeswoman Leah Nixon in a statement to CNN on Thursday.
“While student and staff privacy rights prevent me from sharing specific details, what I can share is that we will not tolerate racism in our school community and will continue taking swift action that addresses these issues.”
The school serves
661 students in kindergarten through eighth grade
, with Black or African American students accounting for
61% del cuerpo estudiantil, de acuerdo a the school’s website