Friday, February 15, 2013
A Colorado school principal is apologizing after he mailed parents a letter informing them that an after-school tutoring program was for non-whites only.
Andre Pearson, the principal at Mission Viejo Elementary School in Aurora, also left a voice mail message confirming that the program excluded whites.
“It’s focused for and designed for children of color,” Principal Pearson said in a voicemail to parent Nicole Cox. “If we have space for other kids who have needs, we can definitely meet those needs.”
Tustin Amole, the director of communications for the Cherry Creek School District, told Fox News it was simply a mistake.
“The communication the principal sent out was wrong,” she said. “He made a mistake and he has apologized for that.”
Amole said the tutoring program was created last year in a partnership with parents of color. The purpose of the program was to talk about how the school could meet the needs of their children.