CDW Bulletin Board

Message from the Superintendent: CDW Bulletin Board
Posted on 06/14/2022
Message from the Superintendent: CDW Bulletin Board

Dear Parent(s)/Guardian(s):

Today, you may have read on social media that there was a Grade 8 Language Arts bulletin board at CDW that displayed student work containing images of burning or ripped American flags. Please be assured that, as a District, we would never condone the desecration of our American flag on any day of the year, especially on Flag Day.

On the backsides of the displayed images, there were explanations of various propaganda techniques the students had learned about in class and how these techniques were used to persuade people not to think for themselves. Unfortunately, the explanations on the backsides of these images were not visible nor was there an explanation of the display. This activity was a springboard into a reading about the Holocaust.

To cure concerns, the display was immediately dismantled.

At the conclusion of the school day, Ms. Santa, the middle school principal, reminded the student body about the importance of our American flag and the value it holds for all of us as Americans.

As always, thank you for your constant support of our work. It is because of our reciprocal trust and understanding that our District remains strong.


Danielle M. Da Giau, Ed.D. 
Superintendent of Schools
Old Tappan Public School District

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