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Board/Superintendent Letters

July 28, 2020

Dear Red Oak ISD staff, students, parents, and community,

As the Red Oak ISD School Board President, I would like to take this opportunity to address a situation that was recently brought to our attention. Last night, during our Regular Board Meeting, a statement was made by another Board Member. It is important to me to be transparent and have an open and honest conversation regarding the situation.

To begin with, I was unaware that the statement was made at the time, as I was engaged in a conversation with the Superintendent. Also, the comment was caught on a microphone connected to the livestream that is not being broadcasted in the room. I would like you to know that this comment does not reflect the opinions of myself nor the Board as a whole. Any inappropriate, offensive, or demeaning comments or actions by any ROISD Board of Trustees member is unacceptable. The statement does not represent our Red Oak ISD values or beliefs. 

Red Oak ISD and the Board of Trustees will continue to strive to ensure that all students are valued and that no division occurs. 

Sincerely,

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John Anderson, School Board President
Red Oak ISD


July 28, 2020

Dear Red Oak ISD staff, students, parents, and community,

In an effort to be transparent, I felt a need to address you today.  As I have said in the past, we were all created equal, and Red Oak ISD is proud of our diversity.  We are unified in our thoughts and actions that we are all one.  We take pride in the fact that our strength and love is embedded in our diversity, and we do not condone anything that goes against our unison.

It has come to my attention that a statement was made during our Board Meeting last night that was inappropriate and offensive. I can honestly tell you that I was speaking to the School Board President at the time and did not hear the comment. I want it to be known that this comment does not reflect the thoughts or views of myself, Red Oak ISD, or the Board of Trustees as a whole.

Our Red Oak fashion is to show respect to each other, to lift each other when we fall, to stand up for what is right, and to always be kind to each other. I have come to love Red Oak ISD, and I truly want us to stand together and move forward to be the best. Please remember my door is always open. 

 Sincerely,

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Brenda Sanford, Superintendent
Red Oak ISD