Officials with the Delano Joint Union High School District issued another statement about the two employees who are on leave after they were arrested for inappropriate contact with students.
In the statement, The district said that it takes its obligation to protect its students very seriously; and does everything in its power to ensure that it hires and retains the best possible employees.
"We will be conducting our own investigation after Delano P.D. has completed theirs. We do not wish to interfere with their work," Superintendent, Terri Nuckols said in the statement.
Following the arrests of two Student Affair Specialists, Bobby Scott Perigo and Juan Brito, on Thursday, March 24, 2016, the Delano Joint Union High School District continues to cooperate with the Delano Police Department’s investigation.
The District takes its obligation to protect its students very seriously; and does everything in its power to ensure that it hires and retains the best possible employees. "We will be conducting our own investigation after Delano P.D. has completed theirs. We do not wish to interfere with their work," stated Superintendent, Terri Nuckols.
In response to the arrests, the District placed both employees on administrative leave pending the District’s investigation.
Due to the charges relating to Mr. Perigo’s alleged conduct with a student, he will be subject to a compulsory leave of absence pending the outcome of any criminal proceedings.
Mr. Brito’s lesser charges will keep him on administrative leave pending the District’s further investigation. No further or specific comments will be made while this matter, involving personnel and student issues, is under investigation.
The District is responding to this situation promptly and with the utmost concern. Efforts by the District have been made to reach the affected families.
The District will also make available its counseling services to any other students who wish to speak with a counselor.
As this situation develops, we ask the public to assist with preserving the Delano culture of care and respect for all of those involved, especially students and their families.
The educational program for our students will be maintained with minimal disruption.
The professional relationship our employees have with all of our students is paramount.
The District will work to ensure a safe and secure environment for all of our students at all sites.
All questions regarding this press release are to be directed to Superintendent, Dr. Terri Nuckols.