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Superintendent and Board President Statement

Dear Parents and Community Members,

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District is aware of the recent picture which was posted to social media depicting students using an appalling racial slur.  Racist words and acts have no place in our school community or in our society. Today, our principal of Palos Verdes High School will be meeting with all students to discuss the destructive impact these words and actions create. The actions of this small number of students acting in a racist manner do not reflect the values or views of our district students, teachers, parents and administrative staff. This fact was made clear by the prompt and overwhelming response of our community in condemning this intolerable act of hatred. As a school community we will rise above this, learn from this, and be a better school district as a result.

Sincerely,

Alex Cherniss, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools
Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District

Linda Reid
President, Board of Education
Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District