The holiday break is usually pretty quiet for most schools, but six teachers from one Gilbert school were let go, leaving people with lots of questions.
Officials with Imagine Schools released this statement:
Our Arizona schools are closed until next week, but I received your inquiry regarding Imagine West Gilbert and want to respond back to you.
We can confirm that six teachers at Imagine West Gilbert will not be returning to their positions when school reopens after Winter Break. Due to employment confidentiality laws, I am not able to disclose the specifics of the incident, only that it was serious in nature.
While privacy laws do not allow me to offer details, I can assure you this was not a decision made lightly or hastily. I can also confirm that it did not involve criminal activity. It was, however, the best decision possible in order for our school to live out the culture of positive character and high expectations our staff members should model for our students. Be assured the decision was made with the best interests of our students in mind.
Already, we have been able to hire several highly qualified teachers for the coming semester. While we continue the hiring process, highly qualified substitute teachers will be working with our students to continue the academic attainment every student deserves.
FOX 10's Courtney Griffin reports.