As you may have seen in media reports, an unacceptable incident occurred at Shaker Heights High School this week. In response to ongoing questions, I would like to reiterate that the situation has been addressed with all parties involved. While we cannot comment further due to student privacy, please know we followed the District's disciplinary protocol.
We are coming to the close of a week that was trying for many. Emotions are raw and running high. It’s clear that a community like Shaker Heights is not immune. As a community and as a school district, we have an opportunity to model civility and mutual respect even as we disagree.
As a district, we will continue to uphold our Shaker aspirations - excellence, equity and exploration - for all students. These recent events have given the school district a special urgency to have a deeper conversation around race and to further develop our plan of action. As those plans come together for a broader discussion, we will keep the community informed. I look forward to your personal involvement and commitment to making Shaker all that it can be.
Dr. Gregory C. Hutchings Jr.
Superintendent of Schools