January 22, 2010

Dear Parents,

It was recently brought to our attention that a Commack High School Coach, who was also a part-time Teaching Assistant at Locust Valley Middle School for four months, was arrested for an alleged incident in Commack of misconduct involving a minor. The alleged incident did not occur in Locust Valley, nor did it involve any Locust Valley students, staff, or residents.

This employee has been suspended without pay and will not have any contact with students in our district nor will he be permitted to enter school property.

The district will continue to cooperate fully with the police and will continue to make the safety and well-being of our students and staff a top priority.

Sincerely,

Anna F. Hunderfund, Ed.D.
Superintendent of Schools