Officials with Brunswick County Schools said Thursday afternoon that they have not tried to silence some employees after allegations surfaced on a social media app.
In an email, school system spokeswoman Jessica Swencki said: "Brunswick County School officials were informed earlier today of a communication circulating on the Nextdoor app in at least one Brunswick County community. The communication alleges that Brunswick County Schools issued a 'gag order' to administrators and staff in the school system related to 'clean water options.' Brunswick County Schools wishes to make it abundantly clear that these allegations are patently false."
The email went on to say that school officials are committed to full transparency and accuracy in regard to water quality in the county's schools and that school leaders have been in constant communication with county leaders as they continue to monitor water quality.
During a meeting on Aug. 31, district leaders and the executive director of the Brunswick County Health Department met with four community representatives from Cape Fear Clean Water and Cape Fear River Watch. Community representatives posed a series of questions and presented an outline of how New Hanover County School officials were collaborating with community organizations to offer a water choice for students in identified schools.
The following actions occurred at the Aug. 31 meeting:
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