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Supt. Hubbard: 'Fundamentally a Safe, Respectful School Community'

PUSD officials were tight-lipped on the Piedmont High School fantasy sex brouhaha Monday, but the issue received wide media coverage.

Supt. Hubbard: 'Fundamentally a Safe, Respectful School Community'

Piedmont Unified School District officials were largely quiet on the "fantasy slut league" issue Monday but reportedly spent much of the day in meetings and fielding numerous phone calls from parents and the media.

PUSD Superintendent Constance Hubbard emailed the following written statement Monday in response to Piedmont Patch's request for comment:

"This is a matter of school and family working together to support our teens to make good choices and to treat each other with respect and dignity. We wanted to communicate to families to encourage a dialogue and to inform parents of what we as a school community are doing to proactively address activities that are detrimental to the culture we want for our students. We are confident that our students are capable and willing to step up to the challenge to be active participants in strengthening what is fundamentally a safe, respectful school community."

Richard (Rick) Raushenbush, president of the PUSD Board of Education, said only, "This matter is being handled by the District Administration and you should contact Connie Hubbard with any inquiries," and Piedmont High School Principal Rich Kitchens has not responded to Patch's request for comment.

Some Piedmont Patch readers who commented on earlier articles reported being barraged with phone calls from members of the media yesday and over the weekend. The issue has received wide coverage nationally in newspapers, blogs and television.

The existence of the "fantasy slut league" came to public attention last Friday when Kitchens sent a letter to parents of PHS students outlining the issue and school officials' plans to address concerns with students.

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