To the parents of Red Cross Elementary Students,
As many of you are aware based on media reports, the district has received an official complaint regarding a teacher at Red Cross Elementary. As is our usual practice any time a complaint is received, the district is currently conducting an investigation to determine if inappropriate conduct has occurred. In addition to our own internal investigation, we have reported the complaint to the Barren County Sheriff’s Department for assistance. Our report to the Sheriff’s Department has led to communication with officials with the Kentucky State Police as well as the Department of Community Based Services. These agencies have been conducting an independent investigation. The teacher at issue has been placed on a leave of absence until the investigations have been completed. All children at Red Cross Elementary are in a safe environment. Because this matter involves a personnel issue and because the investigation process is ongoing, we cannot provide further details at this time. However, if you have questions or concerns, you may contact Principal Jeff Moore at Red Cross Elementary or Superintendent Bo Matthews at the Barren County Board of Education.
Superintendent Bo Matthews
Principal Jeff Moore