Social media erupted after accusations of opposite gender faculty entering Cottage Grove High School locker rooms came to light. Both South Lane School District and Cottage Grove High School released statements noting student safety as the administration's top priority and during the Feb. 7 school board meeting, chairwoman Sherry Duerst-Higgins assured parents that the board had toured the facilities and discovered concerns to be unfounded.
Social media posts stated that students had been made uncomfortable by being subject to "unannounced" visits from opposite sex faculty while in the locker room. However, board member Taylor Wilhour stated, "That is not the case and it has never been the case. If an opposite sex member has to enter the locker room they are proceeded by a same sex faculty member to give the all clear.For the complete article see the 02-08-2017 issue.
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