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Redmond Schools Offer Support to RPA

Published On: Feb 21 2012 04:33:44 AM CST   Updated On: Feb 21 2012 04:36:04 AM CST

The Redmond School District said Tuesday it has stepped forward to offer its support and assistance to the Redmond Proficiency Academy during their current management crisis.

The rest of the news release:

RSD is working with RPA to ensure all necessary support and assistance concerning the current crisis are provided. Support for counseling efforts through locations at RPA are in place, and additional commitments to the RPA leadership team are expected in the immediate future.

Both the Board of Directors of RPA and the school district acted immediately upon information that was disclosed about the alleged criminal activities involving RPA Executive Director, Michael Bremont. Bremont was immediately placed on paid administrative leave to ensure due process pending the outcome of the legal process.

?We continue to support the Redmond Proficiency Academy in its important mission of providing a vital learning model for our community,? commented Superintendent Shay Mikalson. ?This situation must not be allowed to affect the quality work being done in the way of personalized learning and the progress being made by RPA?s team of educators.?

While the RSD is not directly involved in the daily operations of the academy, it is supporting actions to ensure that the interests and safety of all RPA students and their families throughout the district are properly protected and served.

?While this criminal matter is now in the appropriate hands of District Attorney, the challenge we face is making sure student learning being done within the RPA continues and that we support its mission,? said Mikalson.

?As Superintendent of the RSD, I have no greater obligation to students, parents and the community than to swiftly and decisively address any misconduct that puts students at risk,? stated Mikalson.

The safety of students in the community remains the top priority for RSD. It is RSD?s obligation to immediately address any threat to children in the district and attend to any misconduct or abuse when brought to the district?s attention.

For further information contact Shay Mikalson at (541) 923-5437.


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