Letter to the Community
Posted on 06/04/2020
Please ReadJune 4, 2020

Dear Covington-Harper Elementary School Parents/Guardians:

Earlier this week, I wrote to assure you that we had been made aware of the inappropriate and racist post made by one of our employees on a personal social media site. The post is highly offensive, and does not represent the inclusive culture of our community.

As communicated previously, this employee was placed on administrative leave. I am writing to update you and share that this employee will not be returning to Covington-Harper Elementary School.

I am saddened and disappointed in this behavior, and I apologize for any distress this may have caused. I am very proud to be the principal of Covington-Harper Elementary School, and I am committed to maintaining an environment in which our students are celebrated each day for their differences.


Ron Whitten