Dear ESD community,
As you may know, the District English Learner Advisory Committee/District Advisory Committee (DELAC/DAC) meeting held last night was the target of a racist and offensive Zoombombing committed by several individuals. Because multiple individuals were involved, the meeting had to abruptly end in order to take control of the situation.
We realize that this situation was traumatic to those who were in attendance at this meeting, and while our district staff followed the necessary steps and protocols to guard against hacking and Zoombombing, we will review our Zoom security settings and measures to prevent this from occurring in future Zoom meetings. Along with the San Jose Police Department and Zoom security team, an investigation is underway to determine the source and to identify the individuals who committed this Zoombombing.
The Evergreen School District condemns this racist and deeply offensive Zoombombing perpetrated against our DELAC/DAC members, composed of parents, staff, teachers and others within the Evergreen community. The Zoombombing is far more than a disruption to our DELAC/DAC meeting; it was a bigoted and deeply offensive affront to the very mission of our district. Moreover, because the current pandemic has shifted meetings into our homes, this attack has invaded the safe havens we all strive to maintain.
The Evergreen School District will remain vigilant in determining who was responsible for this act—hate crimes and offensive behavior should not be tolerated in any environment.. We stand not only with our staff, parents, and students, but also with all vulnerable groups who are being targeted during this crisis.
Please do not hesitate to contact my office should you have any questions or concerns.
Dr. Emy Flores
Evergreen School District