SCUSD to fire teacher who used racial slurs in college class | NewsRadio KFBK

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The Sacramento City Unified School District is moving forward to fire the middle school teacher who used a racial slur in class. Kit Carson International Academy Grade 7 teacher Katherine Sanders will be fired following an investigation that concluded the situation was serious enough to warrant dismissal, according to a district attorney. Some community groups have been calling for his dismissal since last July, when audio recordings surfaced of Sanders using the “N” word to explain the negative change in meaning of the phrase.

The City of Sacramento Unified School District sent CBS13 a written statement read in 2021 when they first reported the incident:

“Our district condemns racism in all its forms, which harms our students, our families and our community. We understand that a recording exists, apparently of one of our teachers making racist and derogatory statements in the presence of their students. The statements made on the recording are inexcusable and we are deeply sorry that our students heard this language. As soon as the incident was reported, the site administration responded by providing classroom support and addressing student concerns directly. Our district takes these types of concerns very seriously. While we cannot comment further on this incident or related personnel issues, the District continues to review this matter and will take appropriate action. »

Sanders has been suspended without pay since December 2021, but the district says the firing decision has been in the works for some time.

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