Dear South Huntington School District Community:

We would like to take a moment and apologize for the presentation of a Stimson Curriculum Fair project that has offended members of our community. The project was presented in a manner that did not communicate the absolute horrors of Adolf Hitler’s reign in Nazi Germany. While our investigation indicates that this was not the intent, the project should have had additional guidance and direction provided by the adults on our entire educational team. Please know that our district recognizes the horrific nature of the Holocaust and will continue to communicate that reality in our classrooms. Additionally, now that we have started this initial conversation, we are working in partnership with our community Rabbis and other clergy to further develop those curriculum areas and PTA programs that address the significance of the Holocaust upon global humanity.   

Again, we deeply apologize and assure the community that we are addressing the issue and taking steps to prevent future incidents.

Sincerely,

David Bennardo