Press Release - October 19,2017

Press Release - October 19, 2017




OCTOBER 19, 2017

Late Wednesday evening a complaint was received regarding a picture that a teacher shared with the parents of her students regarding a recent enrichment program. Immediately this morning District and building administrators began an inquiry into the complaint.

On Friday, October 13, 2017 the Plimouth Plantation presented a lesson to third grade students. Through our investigation, it was explained by the Director of Education from Plimouth Plantation that a portion of the lesson focused on 17th century attire — particularly the garments worn by parents, children, toddlers and infants. Specifically the garment worn by toddlers commonly used tethering straps to assist them when learning to walk.

We realize without this context added to the photo that was shared by the classroom teacher it could be perceived differently.

Please note it was never the intent of the lesson to demean or degrade any one person or group. The Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School District sincerely apologizes to the students, staff and community at large for this unfortunate incident.


Derek J. Swenson 


The mission of the Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School District is to provide excellence in education for all students in an environment that values the individual.
The Bridgewater-Raynham Regional School District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity),
religion, national origin, or handicap in its educational activities or employment practices.

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