The RSU 21 Board of Directors voted Monday in an executive session to approve a resolution with former Kennebunk High School teacher Rosa Slack in a race-based retaliation complaint filed against the school district.
School board chair Emily Kahn issued a statement after the vote: “The school board is pleased to announce that it has reached a mutually accepted resolution of the claim brought by Ms. Slack against the school district. The school board believes that an early resolution of this claim is in the best interest of the school district as it will enable the district to focus on its work with the Mid-Atlantic Equity Consortium and the Maine intercultural communications consultants, and the ongoing independent investigation.”
“I plan to cooperate fully with the district’s ongoing independent investigation concerning the issues I have raised, and I look forward to the implementation of the recommendations made by the expert consultants for the benefit of the entire community,” Slack said in her statement. “The outpouring of support I’ve received from the community, including many current students at KHS, has been amazing; that gives me hope for the future.”