An Unintentional Disruption from Christopher Leone

An Unintentional Disruption from Christopher Leone
Posted on 10/10/2018
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October 10, 2018 

Dear RSD6 Community, 

Early this school year Mr. Loveland, Principal of WAMOGO, and I agreed to sit in a dunk tank this Saturday at the Morris Fall Festival. This decision was part of a larger community outreach that takes all district administrators to town events, fairs, and sporting events, across the Northwest corner. In fact, we did a dunk tank for students last June during exam week at WAMOGO. 

It has come to our attention in recent days that a political party sponsored this fall festival and that has caused concern for some community members. In the current times it needs to be clear to all that our participation in this event is in no way an endorsement of anything. The district has students and families that are participating in a town event. We committed to the event and will stand behind our commitment to our local students. At its heart this dunk tank experience is an opportunity for students to dunk a superintendent and principal (pretty cool for kids). I have been assured that any proceeds from our participation are not political and will benefit the local fire company during fire prevention week.

I must reiterate that our participation, like attending a local fair and visiting countless tents, or going to a sports game in a neighboring town, is solely based on our students, families, and communities.  We are not, and will not, endorse anything or anyone.

In closing, I personally want to apologize to everyone for this disruption to our highest focus – the education of our students. This distraction is not why we chose to do something for students, why we are educators, why we work local, or why we support our local communities.

Regards,

Chris

 

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