After the news came down of a Clovis Unified teacher being accused of sexual misconduct with an underage student Wednesday, the district released a statement shortly after.
Kelly Avants, spokesperson for the district, says Kenneth Lee, 50, was a long-time foreign language teacher and has not been in class since mid-December.
The district calls the charges “deeply disheartening,” saying the alleged behavior is “utterly unacceptable.”
In Clovis Unified we expect every interaction between our staff and students to reflect the highest level of professionalism at all times, and if there is any question that this standard has not been met we take it seriously and investigate thoroughly.
A long-term substitute teacher was assigned to Lee’s class since the investigation began.
“Since making our report to law enforcement, we have maintained close communication with the student and family involved in the initial report to ensure they are kept well informed and supported,” the district says.