UPDATE: Teacher On Paid Administrative Leave For Distributing Lyrics With Profanity
OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE FROM SPOKANE PUBLIC SCHOOLS: Rumors about a Shadle Park High School teacher put on paid administrative leave for distributing song lyrics with profanity on the first day of school have resulted in misleading information.
The leave is in effect until completion of the investigation. The length of the investigation depends on how much information we need to gather in order to make a decision.
The teacher is on paid administrative leave, not suspension.
The profanity in the song is the issue, not the song's criticism of the educational system. Supplemental materials, such as lyrics to songs, are subject to the district's approval process. That process looks at profanity in terms of context. This song did not go through the approval process.
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