An Important Letter

An Important Letter to the Nepean High School Community
Posted on 10/09/2020

Dear Nepean High School Families,

I wanted to reach out to you regarding allegations that have recently been made relating to the school climate at Nepean High School.  The allegations span a period of several years and involve both current and former students and staff.  The allegations address issues of racism and inappropriate conduct of staff involving students. 

Immediately upon becoming aware of the allegations, an investigation was launched and is currently underway.  The investigation is being undertaken by the District in accordance with workplace investigation policies, provincial legislation and child protection responsibilities.

We recognize our responsibility to ensure a caring and safe school culture which is grounded in respect for each person’s dignity, rights and responsibilities and free from oppression, racism including anti-Indigenous and anti-Black racism, Islamophobia, antisemitism, homophobia, transphobia, ableism, bias, harassment, discrimination, hate, bullying and relationship-based and other violence.   These are issues which have always been important to the Nepean High School community and areas where staff and students continue to learn and enhance our practice.

As in any investigation, it is important that we allow the investigation to proceed without speculation or rumour.  Anyone who may have information directly related to the investigation is encouraged to come forward so that the investigation is factually informed.

I know this message will likely generate many questions and we will share more information with you as appropriate, while respecting the privacy of students and staff. 


Kindest Regards, 

Alan  Johnson
Nepean High School

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