|Important update from Superintendent Deborah Bettencourt
The following message was delivered to all Folsom Cordova Unified employees on Jan. 19, 2017:
Good evening Folsom Cordova employees,
Most of you know by now that the District this week placed a Sutter Middle School teacher on paid administrative leave so that we could conduct a personnel investigation, after this teacher faced two consecutive allegations of racial insensitivity.
I’m reaching out tonight to provide you an update on this matter, the reasons for actions taken, and to help address concerns we’ve heard from some employees. I recognize that our teachers and staff are doing some of the hardest work there is, and I want provide as much clarity and assurance as possible.
Tonight in closed session, the Board of Education accepted this Sutter Middle School teacher’s retirement, in addition to the unrelated retirement of four others, and he will not be returning to school this year.
While I am limited in what I can discuss publicly about a personnel matter, I do want to continue a dialogue about our process, our expectations, and our shared responsibility to reflect on our practice and create safe, inclusive learning environments for all children.