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Shaker Heights interim superintendent apologizes to students, teacher for recent events

Posted: 6:32 PM, Nov 13, 2018
Updated: 2018-11-13 23:33:58Z

The Shaker Heights interim superintendent apologized for the recent events happening in the district. 

Interim Superintendent Dr. Stephen Wilkins said in a letter that the students did what they asked them to do when they feel something is wrong. 

"We should have quickly reviewed the matter and immediately implemented restorative practices. We did not do that, as many of you expressed during last week’s community meeting," Wilkins said. 

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Wilkins is reviewing the performance of Principal Kuehnle and Assistant Superintendent Breeden in regards to the issue. 

The school is also going to revamp their football and cheerleading programs to ensure students come first. 

"One of the things that we must strive to do every day is to get better. Our work is to prepare young people for the future both intellectually and emotionally," Wilkins said. 

The letter from the superintendent comes just days after the Board of Education posted an apology over how district officials handled a community meeting. 

Patents and teachers filled the Shaker Heights High School auditorium to voice their concerns over personnel decisions at the school.