(3-19-19) Celina City Schools Board Of Education President Carl Huber responds to the public and media on the ‘Battlefield Cross Suspension’ situation –

To the Public,

First, I would like to say thank you, to all our veterans who have served, are serving, suffered and even died for our Country. Without their commitment and sacrifices we would not have this great Country with all of its freedoms and opportunities.

Last night at the School Board meeting a U.S. Veteran asked to speak about a topic regarding a student.  Prior to coming to the stage to speak, she was informed that, “the Board would not allow the discussion of any student, students family or discipline of any student.” This is to protect the right to privacy of student of the Celina City Schools.

The speaker was recognized and indicated that she was “here tonight to speak up for a young man who was disciplined…”  At that time, I again informed her “The board is not allowed to publicly discuss this matter, please leave the stage.”  The speaker was never asked to leave the meeting.

The Celina City School Board has requested a “FERPA Release Form” be signed through the family’s attorney to allow us to make a truthful and accurate statement about the situation. Until the school has received that release, the Board and its agents will not be making any statement that violates the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act or a student’s general right to privacy.

Thank You,

Carl Huber

Celina City Schools

Board President