Connell HS Investigation (Full Release)

As released by the Connell School District, an investigation is being conducted into the allegations of racist remarks directed at members of our own Zillah High School girls’ basketball team during the game at Connell High School this past Saturday, May 22, 2021. 

In Zillah School District, we value diversity and strive to create schools and environments that are both physically safe and emotionally nurturing for our students. We take these allegations very seriously and are committed to aiding in Connell School District’s investigation to the best of our abilities. 

As a district, it is our priority to support the students and families of those involved and to ensure that our schools and classrooms are places where students know that they are valued, respected and accepted each and every day. Our high school administrative team and counseling staff are available to support students who have been negatively impacted by these recent events. 

We continue to be impressed by our Zillah community for the support you have shown our students, staff and schools through this difficult time as well as for your willingness to embrace diversity, express compassion, and show respect to one another in your daily practice.

Doug Burge

ZSD Superintendent