Middleton Heights Teachers Reinstated After Controversial Costume Suspension
13 of the 14 staff members from Middleton Heights that were placed on administrative leave for their part in wearing controversial Halloween costumes are officially coming back into the classrooms. The one staff member not coming back, at least for now, is the principal.
After a complete investigation and the proper training, they're heading back to work where some people want them and then others, not so much. The intense investigations took place on Monday and Tuesday of this week and here's a statement the staff released to the public...
As educators, we understand our responsibility to our students, our parents, our colleagues, our community, and to our profession. While there was no malice or ill will in our intentions, we recently came up short in our understanding of the awareness of the impact of the choices we made, regardless of our intent.
KTVB reports that Superintendent Dr. Josh Middleton stated...
Our focus is now one of healing with an opportunity for all of us to grow together as a community. Today we began the re-entry process with training on cultural sensitivity and correspondence with parents, the staff and community.
No word yet on exactly when the administrators will return to work and what exactly is going on with the principal. We'll keep you posted.