School to Host MLK Forum for Social Action After Teacher Accused of Racial Slur

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Earlier this week, the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District received a report that a Middleton High School teacher used a racial slur during class. District and MHS administrators have been interviewing students and the teacher has been placed on leave while the investigation is being conducted.

Bullying, harassment, or expressions against any individual or group because of race, religion, nationality, gender, disability, gender identity or expression, physical characteristics or sexual orientation is not tolerated in the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District. Slurs against any group by staff or students will not be tolerated. As a school district, it is our duty to provide a safe, secure, and respectful learning environment for all students. We are committed to creating an inclusive and inspiring community for all.


Superintendent George Mavroulis sent a similar message to all District staff and families earlier this month.

There have been increasing incidents and forms of blatant expressions of racism and bigotry toward students of diverse backgrounds on a national, regional and local level. Over the past couple of years, MCPASD has had to address multiple incidents as well.

We do not take these lightly. We strive to be a leader in the equity efforts across Dane County and keep the discussion going. It is one reason we are sponsoring the MLK Forum for Social Action on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center, 2100 Bristol St., Middleton. Director of Equity and Student Achievement Percy Brown Jr. will be among the presenters. 

Students must come first. Embracing everyone and making a commitment to provide each student with the inalienable right to belong and succeed defines our work as an educational institution.

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