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Superintendent of Tenafly Public Schools Takes a Facts First Approach to Ascertain the Nature of the Adolf Hitler Biography Written by a 5th grader

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Tenafly NJ,  Superintendent of Tenafly Public Schools Shauna DeMarco takes a facts first approach to ascertain the nature of the Adolf Hitler biography written by a 5th grader ,  “I have the difficult task of addressing a serious matter involving a school project completed recently on Adolf Hitler. I learned about this situation on Friday and contacted the related District administrators immediately. I have requested that all associated information related to this project be provided to me. Once I receive and review the full information, I will determine any further action that should be taken.  As the investigation continues, I ask that you respect the due process and privacy rights that are afforded to our staff and students.”

May 31, 2021

Statement from the Superintendent of Tenafly Public Schools and the Tenafly Board of Education

Since our last communication, there have been questions raised about the fifth-grade class project. We understand that tensions are running high and that our community is extremely upset. We share those feelings.

We are reviewing all of the facts surrounding this matter and will provide an update this week. In the meantime, we are committed – as always – to cultivating a positive school culture that has no room for hate, prejudice, bias, or oppression. We are proud of our District’s policies regarding diversity, equity, and inclusion and stand by them.

In addition, we are taking extra measures to ensure order at all of the District’s schools this week, so they remain safe and productive learning environments.

Sincerely,
Shauna DeMarco
Superintendent

 

May 30, 2021

Dear Tenafly families and Staff members,

On the eve of Memorial Day, when we honor and mourn the military personnel who have died in the performance of their duties while serving in the United States Armed Forces, I have the difficult task of addressing a serious matter involving a school project completed recently on Adolf Hitler. I learned about this situation on Friday and contacted the related District administrators immediately. I have requested that all associated information related to this project be provided to me. Once I receive and review the full information, I will determine any further action that should be taken.  As the investigation continues, I ask that you respect the due process and privacy rights that are afforded to our staff and students.

The Board and the Administration hope that their prior actions have demonstrated to the Tenafly community that we are committed to driving a positive school climate and culture to maximize the learning opportunities and emotional growth for our students and to enable them to pursue productive and fulfilling lives.

Sincerely,
Shauna DeMarco
Superintend

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  1. …but the Che Guevera biography was posted on the class bulletin board with a Gold Star on it.

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