Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is taking some heat for a costume choice.
 
Last week, an employee at Strathcona Christian Elementary dressed up as Spice Girl Mel B for a school event. The employee wore a black wig and darkened her face.
 
A picture was tweeted out by the school.
 
On Monday (May 14),  EIPS released a statement:
 
"It has come to our attention that last week, an employee at one of our schools dressed up in an attempt to impersonate a black celebrity. 
 
Elk Island Public Schools is committed to fostering welcoming, caring, respectful and safe learning and working environments. We do not condone behaviour that would be offensive or hurtful to any student, employee or member of our school community, and we apologize for this incident.  
 
The Division is taking immediate action to address this directly with the employee involved as well as school administration. In addition, an apology is being sent to all families with children attending the school.
 
In the days ahead, EIPS will seek out resources in order to further educate employees, both at this school and throughout the Division, about the need to be respectful of all races and cultures. It is our intention to ensure that an incident of this kind is not repeated."
 
 

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