Dear Putnam Valley Community:

As a school district, we do not tolerate hateful speech of any kind.  Please know that the incident at the high school regarding the student parking space is being handled by the school district. I wanted to reassure you that we have procedures in place that guide us in addressing student matters such as this. As an educational institution, we must utilize events like this to educate our students on respectful and appropriate speech and actions.  This incident is a reminder of the role the district serves in the community and the importance of our work with students to condemn hatred of any kind.

Thank you,

Dr. Jeremy Luft
Superintendent of Schools


Previous Message:

Dear Putnam Valley Community:

I’m writing to inform the community of an event that transpired today at Putnam Valley High School and provide you with some factual information regarding this incident.

The High School administration is working with the student regarding the inappropriateness of the message that was originally painted. The student will be provided the opportunity to paint the correct parking space while abiding by the rules that govern the painting of student parking spaces.

Thank you and have a great day.

Sincerely,

Dr. Jeremy Luft
Superintendent of Schools