At the most recent Leon County School Board meeting, the LCS Board attorney, Opal Williams, revealed that actions by Cobb Middle School Principal, Sarah Hembree, are under investigation by the school district.
The investigation came to light after a parent of a Cobb Middle School student addressed the Board at the April 23rd LCS Board meeting held at Pineview Elementary School.
Ms. Chaquita Wesley, during the citizen comment section of the agenda, provided a handout to the Board members and began her remarks by saying she was at the meeting to speak because she was not getting any response to emails she was sending to Board officials.
Wesley stated “that my daughter with dozens of other students had their school choice revoked not because of attendance but because of the principal and assistant principal’s personal views on their race.”
Wesley implored the Board to look a the number of African-American students that had their school choice revoked over the last eight months.
After Ms. Wesley’s time expired and she concluded her remarks, the LCS Board attorney publicly informed Ms. Wesley and other to members of the audience that the matter was under investigation by district personnel.
LCS spokesman Chris Petley told a local media outlet that LCS is not at liberty to discuss why school choice applications are revoked, but said race is not involved with the decision.