According to the school’s principal, Principal Joseph Blazevich, who sent Nicholle an e-mail, disciplinary measures against school personnel cannot be publicly disclosed due to state law. Phil Roeder, a spokesperson for the school district, told the Des Moines Register that any form of bias is frowned upon by the school system, including comments made by a teacher, “To put it mildly, it was wrong in every way you look at it,” he said.
But Roeder also confirmed that McCurtain is still employed by the district.
Nicholle suspects the incident was sloughed off and nothing was really done to check McCurtain’s behavior. The Mom feels the teacher is in dire need of diversity training for his insensitive comment, and if he has already taken a course, then he needs a refresher.
Meanwhile, McCurtain reportedly called Nicholle to apologize, but she felt it was an insincere move. The irate Mom plans on contacting the Iowa Civil Rights Commission and the NAACP.