Linda Ellis, who took on the place as superintendent of the district previous May well, chose to alternatively concentrate on offering the look of political neutrality. “As part of what we do on a plan foundation, a information was shared with workers earlier this calendar year that when educating it is vital that we stay politically neutral,” she reported Thursday in a letter CBS DFW obtained. “I believe we can all concur on that. In which the conflict arose is when we put a photograph in the daily message that some workers construed as political.” She discussed that the image was “meant to rejoice a historical past making day” and the administrator even tried a bizarre type of apology for her apology.

“The apology the following working day was not supposed to choose away from record or from the photo, but instead to apologize for the effect of some that staff members at central office selected to consist of the picture and did not adhere to political neutrality,” she explained in a assertion CBS DFW attained.

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Social media customers plainly weren’t delighted about the district’s place. A “violation of political neutrality? SERIOUSLY?” Twitter consumer Lee Ferguson requested in a tweet Sunday. “These females are celebrating the elevation of a lady who seems to be like them and lots of of their students by donning footwear and jewelry and y’all are gonna silence them by removing their photo?” Ferguson included.

Faneeza Mohamed, an educator and creator, tweeted Sunday: “Individuals are seriously in their thoughts about #Chucksandpearls2021. They can not feel to celebrate that a #girl retains the next-highest workplace in the nation. Is it since she is a #Democrat or a #womanofcolor? #KamalaHarris”