Victor School Board: Haiku book controversy a “teachable moment”

The Victor Central School District took a much different stand on a controversial book of poems written and published by students.

Many believe the book contains racist, homophobic and demeaning content. At first, the district called the writings as satirical. Now, after outcry from parents, it’s a different story.

At Thursday’s Board of Education meeting, the board president said the district is actively working to make sure students are protected and that this does not happen again.

“The school district has an opportunity to make this mistake a teachable moment for our students,” said Board President Debbie Palumbo-Sanders.

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