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Posted: June 16, 2020

Zero Tolerance for Words, Actions Promoting Hate, Bigotry, Violence

Albuquerque Public Schools responds to an employee's unacceptable social media post.

An Atrisco Heritage Academy teacher was placed on leave Monday, June 15, after the district was notified of an unacceptable comment posted to the teacher’s personal social media account.

The employee, who is currently not on contract, will remain on leave while an investigation is completed into this incident. 

Albuquerque Public Schools is always concerned about any behavior that does not reflect district values of respect and safety for all our students, staff, and families.

The district recognizes that the nation at this moment is experiencing deep sorrow over troubling race relations in our country. To be clear, Albuquerque Public Schools has never, and will never tolerate words or actions that promote hate, intolerance, or violence.

If you see something that goes against district values, please let us know. The actions of one or a few do not reflect the values exhibited daily by thousands of district employees who strive to create and nurture culturally-responsive campuses.

It is never, and will never be acceptable to demean anyone through words or behavior. We offer our sincerest apologies to anyone negatively impacted by this incident. There are resources to assist anyone affected by this social media post: New Mexico Crisis and Access Line has counselors available 24/7 at 1-855-662-7474. APS staff can contact the Employee Assistance Program at 505-884-9738.

Please take the time to talk within your own circle of family and friends about the importance of dignity in our lives.