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District Statement

Dear Valley Central School District Community:

On February 12, 2019 the District learned that racially and sexually charged comments were posted in response to a photo posted on the District’s Instagram account.  

Once the comments were brought to the District’s attention, the District immediately removed the comments and turned off the comment feature on Instagram.  At the time, the District solicited the assistance of local law enforcement agencies to help investigate to determine the origin of the comments. That investigation is still ongoing. Anyone found responsible will be held accountable to the maximum extent in accordance with District policies and procedures.

The Valley Central School District is committed to promoting and nurturing an environment free of discrimination, bullying and harassment, including racial and sexual harassment, and to implementing and refining strategies designed to cultivate a school climate of acceptance, compassion and respect.

Sincerely,

John Xanthis

Superintendent