Statement from Supt. Bills: Graffiti in Bathroom

Printable Version of the Letter

December 3, 2021

West Genesee High School administrators became aware of graffiti in a bathroom this afternoon. The following statement was immediately read to our student body via public address system from Principal Tracy Klefbeck:

“It has been brought to the attention of West Genesee High School administration that racist images and statements were discovered in a boy’s bathroom. I want to be clear that this type of behavior and disgusting and inappropriate language will not be tolerated. Someone saw this happen, or knows who did it, and we need you to do the right thing and come forward so that they can be held accountable in accordance with our code of conduct. Please see an administrator or trusted adult, or use the anonymous tip line on our building website. All of our students deserve to feel safe and welcome in our building. Thank you for your assistance.”

I support this message fully. West Genesee finds this act, and any similar, to be deplorable, vile, and unacceptable.

We support all of our students, especially those who have been historically marginalized. West Genesee will not tolerate racism or hate speech of any kind. Putting any member of our school community in harm’s way physically, emotionally, or mentally is unacceptable. We take seriously our responsibility to provide each and every member of the school community a meaningful, caring, challenging, and above all else, safe, learning environment each and every day.

We continue to be proud of students who care and support one another which includes recognizing the vile nature of such an act and immediately bringing it to the attention of adults.

West Genesee continues to be Stronger Together because of our students, staff, family, and community.


David C. Bills
Superintendent of Schools
West Genesee CSD