Racially charged note found in Albany pre-K classroom

September 11, 2019 11:31 PM

ALBANY - The Albany City School District goes into action after a racially charged note was found in a Pre-K classroom.

The typed up note, which was about 25 words according to the District's Communications Director, was found among papers collected from more than a dozen kids' backpacks at Eagle Point Elementary. 

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The district is not sharing the contents of the letter out of respect for the educator it was directed at, only calling it "ugly."

They are investigating where it originated from and do believe it was created by someone older than a child in that class based on the language and grammar in the note. 

"We talk about equity through a culturally responsive lines and many times we lose sight of the fact that we're talking about educating our students but when we talk about teaching and learning it's also the teaching and learning of our adults," Superintendent, Kaweeda Adams said.

The district wants anyone who knows anything about the hateful note to reach out to the Security Director, Jack Grogan at (518) 857-5999.  


Karen Tararache

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