Comment by CCSD employee under investigation
Oct 08, 2015 7:12 am
Jim Planck is reporting in The Daily Mail a member of the support staff at Catskill Elementary School has been accused of making a racist comment to a group of nine black elementary school students, Mon., Oct. 5. It is alleged that the woman approached the group during lunch, urging them to mix with white students. She said they should not be sitting together because they looked like a black gang "in the hood," according to one of the students. A parent of one of the children filed a complaint with the district. The employee has not been identified. Superintendent Dr. Kathleen Farrell confirmed Wednesday the matter is being looked at. She said, “The person is a support staff employee Yes, the students reported to the administrators of the building that a comment was made that had an underlying racial tone. We are in the process of completing the investigation and appropriate action will be taken.” Read the full story in The Daily Mail.