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Waterloo CSD responds to allegations of insensitive comment by staff member

On Tuesday, September 14, 2021, the Waterloo Central School District received a report from a student about an alleged insensitive comment made by a staff member at  Waterloo High School. The student reported the comment to district administration, and an investigation began.

Earlier today, a group of students walked out of class in response to the alleged comments by the staff member. Students were joined by a small group of parents in the demonstration which took place on the high school campus.

District administrators are working to address the incident and have met with student leaders throughout the day to hear and understand their concerns.

The district takes seriously any alleged bullying, threats or inappropriate comments. In accordance with the Dignity for All Students Act and Board of Education policies, reports are investigated thoroughly and handled accordingly.

Each day, the district works to create a safe space and learning environment for all students. The district will continue this focus, and work with students, staff, and community members to address all allegations and concerns in an appropriate manner.