February 6, 2014
We are saddened and distressed by part of our daily announcement on Monday regarding Black History
Month. That announcement described a menu that was racially insensitive. Our normal procedures would
have caught this insensitivity before it was planned or broadcast to our student body, but those processes
broke down and the menu was planned and publicized without administrative knowledge or permission.
We are addressing the communication breakdown and using this incident to raise awareness about cultural
sensitivity and diversity, so such incidents never again occur in the Carondelet community. Cultural
insensitivity of any kind is obviously inconsistent with the mission of Carondelet High School, which is
dedicated to educating, challenging, and enabling young women to integrate gospel values in their lives.
Director of Communications
Carondelet High School
1133 Winton Dr. • Concord, CA 94518 • P 925.686.5353 • F 925.671.9429 • www.carondelet.net