Kennebunk-area school board apologizes to former teacher for mishandling racial incidents

The board of Regional School Unit 21 apologized to former teacher Rosa Slack this week, acknowledging it “mishandled” complaints she made more than two years ago about how the district responded to racially motivated incidents.

Slack, in a statement issued through the law firm Johnson, Webbert & Young, accepted the district’s apology Tuesday and thanked those who supported her.

“I knew that if the board and the community had all of the information, they would do the right thing,” said Slack, who now teaches in Portland Public Schools. “The acknowledgement of the truth and acceptance of responsibility paves the way for healing.”

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