Round Rock principal accused of racist remarks put on administrative leave

Oct 2, 2019 by

A Round Rock high school principal has been placed on paid administrative leave,

A Round Rock high school principal has been placed on paid administrative leave, just days after a former teacher publicly alleged the principal made racist remarks.

District leaders said they are investigating allegations against Early College High School Principal Veronica Coss.

In a letter to families, Natalie Nichols, an area superintendent, said “Coss has been placed on administrative leave for the protection of all involved during the ongoing investigation. Our students and staff are important to us and we will work to ensure there is no disruption in the education process during this time.”

Reached by phone Tuesday, Coss told the American-Statesman she could not comment on the issue. “It is under investigation. I don’t want to say anything that could affect the investigation,” Coss said. “I have a lot to say, but I cannot speak at this time. I would need to speak to my attorney before I talk to the media.”

Former Pre-AP English teacher Stephanie Martin told school board members Thursday night that Coss used a racial slur about a black employee, said immigrants don’t teach their children how to behave, and told teachers they needed to wean special education students off their accommodations, the educational aids or services provided to students by law. Martin, who worked for the district for a decade, left in May.

Source: Round Rock principal accused of racist remarks put on administrative leave – News – Austin American-Statesman – Austin, TX

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